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  • Saudis arrest 93 jihadists, say attacks foiled

    04/28/2015 9:42:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 4-28-15
    Saudi Arabia has arrested nearly 100 jihadis, mostly linked to ISIS, and foiled several plots to carry out attacks including on the American embassy, authorities said Tuesday. The arrests have taken place since December and most of those detained were Saudis, the interior ministry said in a statement published by the official news agency SPA. It said two Syrians and a Saudi who had threatened to launch a suicide car attack against the American embassy in Riyadh last month were among those held. The statement did not clarify if this group was linked to ISIS. U.S. consular services in Saudi...
  • Live Thread: Senate to begin voting on Iran amendments today (47 filed by Republicans so far)

    04/28/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Senate Sponsor Rubio, Marco [R-FL] [13] Cotton, Tom [R-AR] [11] Blunt, Roy [R-MO] [4] Risch, James E. [R-ID] [4] Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] Senate Cosponsor Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL] [6] Toomey, Pat [R-PA] [4] Risch, James E. [R-ID] [3] Rubio, Marco [R-FL] [2]
  • Iran Takes Control of Cargo Ship; U.S. Sends Destroyer to Persian Gulf

    04/28/2015 9:11:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/28/15 | HELENE COOPER
    After being fired upon, the ship issued a distress call, prompting the United States Navy to direct the destroyer, the Farragut, to the area. The Farragut, the defense official said, is now about 60 miles away. He said that so far there has been no communication between the United States Navy and Iran, but added that American aircraft are standing by to monitor the situation.
  • President Obama holds presser with Japanese prime minister

    04/28/2015 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 28,2015 | FoxNews.Com
    Live Presser.
  • 181 Clinton Foundation donors who lobbied Hillary's State Department

    04/28/2015 8:52:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Vox ^ | 4-28-15 | Jonathan Allen
    The size and scope of the symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors is striking. At least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton ran the place, according to a Vox analysis of foundation records and federal lobbying disclosures. The following chart shows entities that donated to the foundation and lobbied the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure. The totals include funding from both the corporate and charitable arms of listed companies (the Gates and Walton foundations are named to illustrate that point). The chart...
  • Democrats Want to Ban Islamophobic Dutch Lawmaker, Geert Wilders From the U.S.

    04/28/2015 8:35:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 04/28/2015 | John Hudson
    In a letter obtained by Foreign Policy, two Democratic members of Congress are urging the Obama administration to ban a Dutch lawmaker from entry into the United States due to his controversial views on Islam. The Dutch lawmaker, Geert Wilders, is scheduled to speak at a reception on Capitol Hill this month at the invitation of Tea Party firebrand Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). In recent years, Wilders has become internationally famous for his bombastic broadsides against Islam, which include calls to ban the Koran in the Netherlands and to arrange for the removal of Moroccan immigrants from his country. In...
  • Saudi-owned TV says Iran detains U.S. cargo ship in Gulf

    04/28/2015 8:27:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/28/15
    (Reuters) - Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said an Iranian "force" seized a U.S. cargo ship after opening fire on it in the Gulf on Tuesday and directed it to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. A Pentagon spokesman said Iranian forces had boarded a Marshall Island-flagged vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, in the Gulf. He said the boarding occurred after Iranian patrol boats fired shots across the vessel's bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters. The ship had no U.S. citizens aboard, the spokesman said, contradicting Al-Arabiya's report which said there were 34 U.S. sailors on board. He said...
  • Saudi Arabia Says It Thwarted Suicide Bombing Attack on US Embassy: Report

    04/28/2015 8:07:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 28, 2015 | By MOLLY HUNTER and NASSER ATTA
    Saudi Arabia said today that it foiled a suicide bombing plot against the U.S. Embassy in the kingdom’s capital of Riyadh. In an announcement carried by the Saudi Press Agency today, Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said authorities uncovered the plot by a militant cell involving at least two Syrian citizens and a Saudi citizen to attack the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh in mid-March. The Saudi national, who had a criminal record according to the Interior Ministry, was arrested April 18 when authorities searched his car and found pipes, batteries, mobile chargers and a few electric wires, officials...
  • Was Obama in the dark about Russia’s purchase of American uranium?

    04/28/2015 8:01:19 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 19 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    On Thursday, The New York Times reported a bombshell: Russia’s atomic energy agency, Rosatom, managed to acquire full interest in a Canadian firm, Uranium One, over a four-year period – a company that, at one point, owned one-fifth of all uranium in the United States. Uranium, you may recall, is the primary element necessary for the production of both nuclear power and nuclear weapons. What’s more, the Times noted, the evolution of this process – and sale – took place during a time when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and at a time when money – millions of dollars,...
  • The Strange Case of Modern Immigration - The West is too cowed by guilt to look at it honestly

    04/28/2015 7:29:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2015 | Victor Davis Hansen
    <p>Is immigrating from less-developed countries to the West a good or a bad thing, for host and guest? Is the immigrant angry at, or nostalgic for, the country he left? Is he thankful to or resentful of the country he has come to? Does the Westerner know why the other seeks him out or why he himself chooses not to emigrate to the non-West? These questions and dozens like them are not so much never answered as never even asked. The result is chaos.</p>
  • Iran Forces Seize US Cargo Ship With 34 People On Board, Al Arabiya Reports

    04/28/2015 7:18:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 249 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 4-28-2015 | Durden
    Moments ago according to the native Twitter feed of Arabiya, Iranian forces have seized a US cargo ship, which has some 34 American sailors, which they have taken to the port of Bandar Abbas. More as we get it.
  • US Expects Israeli Pledge to Two-States to Continue

    04/28/2015 7:10:07 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israelnationalnews.com) ^ | 4/27/2015 | Cynthia Blank
    In veiled threat, Wendy Sherman says if Israeli gov't doesn't show commitment to two-state solution, US will have trouble backing it in UN. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman Reuters US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman had a harsh message for American Jewish leaders on Monday. Sherman warned them that if the new Israeli government does not demonstrate a strong commitment to the two-state solution, the US will have trouble assisting it in efforts to halt international initiatives at the United Nations. Speaking at a conference of the Reform Movement in the United States, Sherman insisted...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘Deep-Seated Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs…Have to Be Changed’

    04/28/2015 6:56:05 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 43 replies
    www.theBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 24, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton asserted that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” so that women can have access to “reproductive health care.” “Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe child birth,” Clinton said. “All the laws we’ve passed don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice not just paper.” She...
  • Fear on the Streets of Tel Aviv: Infiltrator Beats Helpless Man

    04/28/2015 6:50:45 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 (Israelnationalnews.com) ^ | 4/28/2015, 10:37 AM | Gil Ronen
    Video shows infiltrator beating a man in plain daylight, as Left continues to prevent deportations. A video uploaded to Youtube and Facebook Monday shows an African infiltrator – one of the tens of thousands who currently reside in southern Tel Aviv – beating a man in plain daylight. It is not clear what the man is saying but he is obviously terrorized, and possibly suffering from mental problems. The infiltrator barks at him, in Hebrew, to sit, then proceeds to beat him with a plank. Residents of southern Tel Aviv have complained for years that the infiltrator population has made...
  • Finland drops depth charge on suspected Russian sub

    04/28/2015 5:22:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 16 replies
    Finland’s navy dropped depth charges this morning as a warning to a suspected submarine in waters near Helsinki, raising tensions with neighbouring Russia. The navy said that it had detected an underwater target on Monday and again today and fired warning charges the size of grenades. Carl Haglund, the defence minister, did not say whether Russian involvement was suspected.
  • Explosions Heard in Golan Heights as Syrian Mortars Strike Israel

    04/28/2015 5:22:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 04/28/15 | Lea Speyer
    Air raid sirens sounded across the Golan Heights on early Tuesday afternoon, warning of possible incoming rockets from Syria or Lebanon. Initial reports indicate local residents heard explosions in the area following the sirens, which were triggered around 12 pm. It is believed that two mortars landed near the Ein Zivan kibbutz, Channel 2 reported. After a brief investigation, the IDF concluded that rocket fire was spillover from the civil war in Syria and was unintentionally shot towards Israel. The Golan Regional Council said in a statement: “As a result of spillover from fighting between rebels and the Syrian army,...
  • Russia unveils new Armata tank for WW2 victory parade

    04/28/2015 4:41:00 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 2015-04-28 | BBC
    Russia has unveiled a new-generation battle tank called Armata T-14 ahead of World War Two Victory Day celebrations on 9 May. It is among several new weapons systems featuring in a vast parade on 9 May. It is 70 years since the Soviet and Allied armies defeated Nazi Germany in 1945. The Russian defence ministry has posted photos of the new military hardware, taken during a rehearsal. Most Western leaders will not go to Moscow because of the Ukraine crisis.
  • 2 killed in terrorist attack in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    04/28/2015 4:17:36 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin
    xinhua ^ | 2015-04-28 17:39:42
    SARAJEVO, April 28 (Xinhua) -- One policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a terrorist attack on a local police station Monday evening in the city of Zvornik, 120 km away from Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnian Muslim Nerdin Ibric, 24, who committed the attack in the eastern Bosnian city in entity Republic of Srpska (RS), was also killed by police in the exchange of fire. Both of the wounded policemen were hospitalized and their condition was stable. Chief Prosecutor of Bosnia and Herzegovina formed a special team which will cooperate with State Investigation and Protection...
  • World powers 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal: Kerry

    04/27/2015 11:35:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    deccanherald.com ^ | Apr 28, 2015 | deccanherald
    ...Kerry outlined that the US has and will continue to scale down its arsenal, and to "move, step by step, toward nuclear disarmament." As of September 2014, the number of nuclear weapons in US stockpile stood at 4,717, or 85 per cent below the Cold War peak. Over the last 20 years, America has dismantled 10,251 warheads, with another approximately 2,500 warheads retired and in the queue for elimination. President Barack Obama has decided that the United States will seek to accelerate the dismantlement of retired nuclear warheads by 20 per cent, he said. "We have pledged not to pursue...
  • Saab sees growing Gripen fighter demand amid Russia tensions

    04/27/2015 10:39:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/27/2015
    LINKOPING, Sweden, April 27 (Reuters) - Swedish defence company Saab said on Monday there was growing interest for its Gripen fighter jet from countries spread across Russia's European flank, amid rising tensions rise over Ukraine. Czech Republic and Hungary already operate 14 Gripens each under leases, and a senior Saab executive said he was open to more such deals as others with limited budgets seek more modern air power. "Even if they don't expect a Russian intervention, there are more tensions and air policing becomes necessary, so if you only have a few MiG-21s you would like to have a...
  • Rand Paul: Let’s face it, it was a mistake to topple Saddam Hussein

    04/27/2015 7:35:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    <p>Interesting, not because it’s a surprise that Ron Paul’s son feels this way — remember this? — but because this is a subject that every Republican in the field, Rand included, would probably prefer to avoid during the primaries.</p> <p>Or am I wrong about that? Could this be a smart play for Paul, especially given how it’ll make Jeb Bush squirm?</p>
  • 10 Reasons Why Libertarians Should Support Ted Cruz

    04/27/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | April 27, 2015 | R. Brownell
    10. He wants to rebuild the old Reagan Coalitions Cruz without argument is a constitutional conservative, unwilling to compromise with progressives if it means government grows even an inch bigger. His plan to win the presidency won’t involve shifting towards the mushy middle like previous GOP candidates, but instead reforming the old Reagan Coalition of Evangelicals, Conservatives, Reagan Democrats, and Libertarians to help him get to the White House. 9. He shut down the government and beat Rand Paul’s filibuster record During the fight to defund Obamacare, Cruz pushed his filibuster past the deadline for the government shutdown; while in...
  • ISIS Selfie With Woman's Severed Head: Take This Viral!

    04/27/2015 4:19:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Vienna 1683 ^ | 26/4/15 | William A. Levinson
    he original is from the Powdered Wig Society, which says ISIS claims to have captured and beheaded a brave female Kurdish fighter named Rehana. Rehana's friends, however, say she is still alive (and has killed more than 100 ISIS savages). This is not, however, the point. During the First World War, the Triple Entente published nasty hand-drawn cartoons of "Huns" with babies on their bayonets, and one of a woman bound to the wheel of an artillery piece. During the Second World War, the War Department drew pictures of "Japs" menacing (but rarely actually torturing or killing) women, along with...
  • Israel at 67 – Contributing to a Better World [Jeremiah 30]

    04/27/2015 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Jewish state celebrated its 67th birthday – corresponding to the 5th of Iyar on the Hebrew calendar. What makes this unique in the annals of history is that Jews in the 20th century reestablished Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel after 2082 years of the land having been occupied and the Jewish people having been oppressed, exiled, persecuted – including, most notably, the Spanish Inquisition, pogroms, and the Holocaust. The last Jewish sovereign entity was the Hashmonean dynasty, which lasted 47 years, from 110BCE to 63BCE. The Romans colonized and ruled the land...
  • "God Gave Me a Cold For a Reason": California Survivor of Mount Everest Avalanche

    04/27/2015 2:34:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Kris Sanchez
    It’s very likely that Scott Holder of Santa Rosa would have been among the 17 people killed in Nepal after an earthquake unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest. But he had a massive cold. ow to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake And instead of climbing up the Earth’s highest mountain, the 49-year-old financial adviser and mountaineer had headed back to below camp before big catastrophe on Saturday. “At the end of the day, God gave me a cold for a reason,” Holder, 49, told NBC Bay Area by phone from the capital city of Kathmandu near Mount Everest. And...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Americans really support Iran deal they think won’t work

    04/27/2015 1:04:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not the first time we’ve seen this dynamic, although the situation becomes more acute as John Kerry and Barack Obama press on towards a deal with Iran. The latest poll from Quinnipiac shows a majority of Americans want to embrace a deal, but are pessimistic about its ability to curtail Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons: American voters support 58 – 33 percent the preliminary agreement with Iran to restrict that country’s nuclear program, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.At the same time, only 35 percent of voters are “very confident” or “somewhat confident” the agreement...
  • Russia Plans to Supply S-300s to Iran - What Does it Portend? [Ezekiel 38]

    04/27/2015 12:56:58 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Israel Nation News ^ | 4/27/2015 | Alexander Boot
    Don’t know about Israel, but I’m scared to death. Putin has decided to supply S-300s to Iran, thereby expecting gratitude from the ayatollahs and indignation from… well, just about everyone else. Both his expectations have been fulfilled, but the ayatollahs have reasons to be upset too. First, because he has responded to world outcries by saying that it "won't be anytime soon." And second? Fair enough, the S-300, the world’s first fully automated AA missile system, is a fine weapon. But it was developed in 1979, when the Soviet Union was still alive and kicking. At that time the S-300...
  • Israel 'behind Gaza shelter attacks'

    04/27/2015 12:51:24 PM PDT · by keat · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | Staff
    At least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza, a UN inquiry has found. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he deplored the deaths and stressed that UN facilities were "inviolable". The inquiry also found that three empty UN schools were used by Palestinian militants to store weapons, and that in two cases they likely fired from them. The 50-day conflict claimed the lives of more than 2,260 people. At least 2,189 were Palestinians, including more than 1,486 civilians, according to the UN. On the Israeli side, 67...
  • Radio Iran: ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead

    04/27/2015 12:27:15 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Apr 27, 2015, 05.26 PM IST
    The enigmatic chief of Islamic State jihadist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, Radio Iran has reported on Monday. Earlier, a Guardian report quoting sources with inside knowledge of the group reported that al-Baghdadi was severely injured in a US-led coalition air strike in March. According to that report, al-Baghdadi was inujred at al-Baaj district of Nineveh, close to the Syrian border. It also said he was making a slow recovery and was out of his day-to-day control of the jihadist group. Al-Baghdadi, believed to be in his 40s, had a $10 million US bounty on his head. Since taking...
  • US Expects Israeli Pledge to Two-States to Continue

    04/27/2015 11:18:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/4/15 | Cynthia Blank
    US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman had a harsh message for American Jewish leaders on Monday. Sherman warned them that if the new Israeli government does not demonstrate a strong commitment to the two-state solution, the US will have trouble assisting it in efforts to halt international initiatives at the United Nations. Speaking at a conference of the Reform Movement in the United States, Sherman insisted the US government has "always had Israel's back in the international arena, even when it meant standing alone. This will continue to be the case." But, she continued, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's actions prior...
  • Clintons Progress from Selling Lincoln Bedroom to Pocketing Millions While Hillary is Sec. of State

    04/27/2015 11:10:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-27-15 | Robert Wilde
    Richard Grenell, an American media commentator and the longest serving U.S. Spokesman at the United Nations, said that, revelations unveiled by Breitbart Senior editor Peter Schweizer in his bombshell book Clinton Cash were “actually quite shocking.” In a spellbinding week of interviews, media reports, and articles about the book, New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters and Fox News exposed that the Clinton Foundation was receiving huge amounts of cash from foreign governments, while Hillary was the acting Secretary of State. Grenell, an eight year state department veteran, told Breitbart News Sunday guest host, senior writer, Matthew Boyle, that the state...
  • EU won't send armed force to Ukraine despite clashes

    04/27/2015 10:33:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/27/2015
    EU leaders have told Ukraine they are worried about ceasefire violations in the east of the country but will not send armed peacekeepers there. "We can only talk about a civilian mission, not military," European Council President Donald Tusk told a news conference in Kiev.
  • Iranian General Says Saudi Arabia Will Soon Be Toppled

    04/27/2015 8:28:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | THOMAS ERDBRINK
    A senior Iranian general said on Monday that the leadership of Saudi Arabia, a regional rival, was on the edge of collapse and would be toppled soon, “God willing.” Saudi-led bombardments on Yemen are “shameless and rude and an affront to all Islamic values,” the head of the 150,000-strong Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, said during a speech in Tehran.
  • ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead claims Radio Iran

    04/27/2015 8:01:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    India Today ^ | 04/27/2015
    ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has according to Radio Iran died after suffering serious injuries in an air strike in western Iraq. Media reports on April 21 said Baghdadi suffered life-threatening injuries during the attack by the US-led coalition in March. Baghdadi's injuries led to urgent meetings of Islamic State leaders, who initially believed he would die and made plans to name a new leader, said media reports. In October 2011, the US State Department had listed Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and announced a reward of up to USD 10 million for information leading to his capture...
  • ‘Accords with China a hallmark in Argentina's foreign relations history’

    04/27/2015 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | April 27, 2015 | By Guillermo Háskel
    Chinese investment is seen to reach US$600 billion a year by 2030, mainly oriented to Brazil's and Argentina's manufacturing industry, an expert said. Despite protests that the accords signed this year between Buenos Aires and Beijing are shrouded in secrecy, strongly asymmetrical, and that they will deepen the trade commoditization of Argentina — one of the world's largest food exporters — an outstanding international relations expert hails them as a hallmark in Argentine history. “The accords signed with the People's Republic of China and passed into law by the Argentine Congress are one of the great achievements in the history...
  • 'Cutthroats And Bandits': Volunteer's Stint With Ukraine Rebels Turns To Nightmare

    04/27/2015 6:58:22 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | April 25, 2015 | Dmitry Volchek and Claire Bigg
    When he joined the separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine, Russian businessman Bondo Dorovskikh thought he would be fighting hordes of fascists bent on victimizing the local population. The reality on the ground turned out to be quite different. Instead of defending eastern Ukraine, Dorovskikh says he found himself stranded in the town of Alchevsk, where pro-Russian rebels controlling the area spent their days looting and drinking. [....] Dorovskikh says he is not an exception. Disenchanted Russian volunteers, he claims, are streaming back home. He is himself so upset that he is mulling enrolling in Ukraine's National Guard to help stamp...
  • A Modest UN Proposal

    04/27/2015 6:25:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Can it be that students gather annually around the country to construct “Model United Nations” because the real one has failed so miserably? “What good does it do?” Judge Jeanine Pirro asked a packed, admittedly conservative audience at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D. C. last Monday. Judge Pirro was in town to receive the Reed Irvine award for investigative journalism from Accuracy in Media. Judge Pirro suggested a two prong approach to the UN: Get out of it and get it out of New York. She also noted that when she served as DA in Westchester County, there...
  • Europe is eyeing Iran's massive gas reserves

    04/27/2015 5:57:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 4 replies
    BUSINESS INSIDER ^ | 4/27/2015 | TARA SHIRVANI
    The annexation of Crimea and the consequent threats of gas supply cuts by Russia have been a reminder of an inconvenient truth: when it comes to politics, Europe will always be influenced by its dependency on Russian gas. According to the European Parliament, in 2013 Russia provided 43.2% of the European Union’s gas imports, 31.38% of its oil imports, and 26.7% of its coal imports. But the dependency runs both ways.
  • 11 EXPLOSIVE CLINTON CASH FACTS MAINSTREAM MEDIA CONFIRM ARE ACCURATE

    04/27/2015 5:10:47 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 57 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | by Breitbart News
    Perhaps the most surprising thing about the forthcoming book rocking Washington right now is the number of stunning facts liberal media outlets have already confirmed and verified are accurate. Here, then, are 11 facts that mainstream media say are true, verified, and facts from the upcoming blockbuster, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich. CONFIRMED: Hillary’s Foundation Hid a $2.35 Million Foreign Donation from the Head of the Russian Govt’s Uranium Company that Had Business Before Hillary Clinton’s State Dept.—a Clear Violation of the Memorandum of Understanding with...
  • The Clintons' Other, Truly Bodacious Mine Boondoggle

    04/27/2015 5:00:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-27-15 | Jack Cashill
    The New York Times reported this week on the unseemly transfer of cash from parties interested in a major uranium deal to the Clintons. The Canadian company selling Uranium One to the Russians donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation. And Russians tied to the deal gave Bill Clinton $500,000 for a Moscow speech. The deal had global consequences. It would put one fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States under Russian control. So critical was the deal that it needed the approval of the U.S. State Department. State approved the deal, and it managed to so...
  • Live Thread: Senate to resume Iran debate at 3pm on C-SPAN2, Final Passage expected Thursday

    04/27/2015 4:48:07 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    C-SPAN2 | live at 3pm
    Senate will resume Iran debate at 3pm. On Tuesday, the Iran bill will be opened up for amendments. On Thursday, final passage is expected in the Senate. On Friday, final passage is expected in the House.
  • Chinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a Decade

    04/27/2015 2:56:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Christians and followers of other religions in China suffered the worst abuses in a decade last year as part of a state-sponsored crackdown on dissent, according to a Christian human rights group.The organization China Aid said the persecution of religious practitioners and human rights advocates in China increased by more than 150 percent last year.According to its annual report released on Tuesday, 17,884 individuals were persecuted for their religious beliefs. Authorities detained nearly 3,000 dissidents and sentenced 1,274 people, compared to just 12 in 2013.President Xi Jinping of China, widely viewed as the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) most authoritarian leader...
  • George W. Bush Opens Up About 2016 Race [Finally Criticizes Obama]

    04/27/2015 2:30:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/26/15
    ...President George W. Bush offered rare, and broad-ranging, remarks Saturday night about current national security threats and the 2016 presidential campaign to a large audience of Jewish donors, suggesting that sanctions on Iran should not be lifted... ...He said he was skeptical about lifting sanctions against Iran at a time when its government seemed to be caving in, attendees said, and regretted the leverage the United States would lose as a result of lifting the sanctions. He questioned whether the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, under whom the current framework for a deal has been discussed, represents a new policy or...
  • Can Islam be Reformed?

    04/27/2015 2:13:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 4/26/15 | William Kilpatrick
    Can Islam be reformed? It’s a tricky question because, according to a great many Muslim leaders and Western leaders, it doesn’t need reforming. As they keep insisting, the beheadings, slave trafficking, and general violence committed in the name of Islam have nothing to do with Islam. Despite the many attempts to prop it up, some cracks are now appearing in that narrative. In a New Year’s Day speech to Islamic scholars and clerics, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi blamed the “corpus of [Islamic] texts and ideas that we have sacralized” for “antagonizing the entire world,” and he called for a...
  • Heartland Institute Heads to Rome to Advise Pope Francis on Climate Policy

    04/27/2015 1:14:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    WUWT Watts Up With That? ^ | April 24, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    The Heartland Institute is sending a team of climate scientists to Rome next week to inform Pope Francis of the truth about climate science: There is no global warming crisis! Monday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. GMT +2 (7:00 a.m. ET) Hotel Columbus Via della Conciliazione 33 – 00193 Rome, Italy A slate of independent scientists and policy experts offer a “prebuttal” to the Vatican’s April 28 “Climate Summit.” Tuesday, April 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. GMT +2 (7:00 a.m. ET) Palazzo Cardinal Cesi Via della Conciliazione n. 51 (Piazza S.Pietro) 00193 Rome, Italy
  • US troops in Europe request bigger guns amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine

    04/27/2015 1:08:55 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    One of the last American combat units stationed in Europe is asking the government for bigger guns amid rising tensions over Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict. The 2nd Cavalry Regiment is requesting that 81 of its 8-wheel-drive Stryker infantry carrier vehicles be equipped with 30-mm. automatic cannons -- double the caliber of the 12.7-mm. guns they already carry, the military news website Breaking Defense reports. The House Armed Services committee is already setting aside money for the upgrade, which the Army approved Wednesday, according to a memo obtained by the website.
  • ISIS In Libya Update: Egypt Reportedly Readying Assault On Islamic State Group Positions

    04/27/2015 12:31:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 4-26-2015 | Marcy Kreiter
    Egypt reportedly is preparing a large-scale ground and air assault along the Libyan border to oust the Islamic State group from eastern Libya. DebkaFile, quoting military and intelligence sources, said naval and marine forces are assembling at Egypt's Mediterranean ports for a possible assault on Derna, the militants' provincial capital. DebkaFile noted the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, represents an unacceptable threat to Egypt, and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been warned extremists already have penetrated some Egyptian towns and military units. ISIS fighters are being smuggled through the Sinai Peninsula and Egypt from Syria and Iraq by...
  • The new government’s greatest tasks (USA to abandon support of Israel at UN)

    04/26/2015 7:55:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 65 replies
    CarolineGlick.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Caroline Click
    In testimony last week before the House committee in charge of State Department funding, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power acknowledged that the Obama administration intends to abandon the US’s 50 year policy of supporting Israel at the United Nations. After going through the tired motions of pledging support for Israel, “when it matters,” Power refused to rule out the possibility that the US would support anti-Israel resolutions in the UN Security Council to limit Israeli sovereignty and control to the lands within the 1949 armistice lines – lines that are indefensible.
  • George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East Policy

    04/26/2015 7:32:42 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 26, 2015 | Josh Rogin
    In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naďve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State. One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions of Bush's remarks. The former president, who rarely ever criticizes Obama in public, at first remarked that the idea of re-entering the political arena was...
  • Must We Ask a Rude Question About the Clintons?

    04/26/2015 7:00:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 4-26-15 | Jonathon S. Tobin
    On the surface, it isn’t that hard to understand the Clinton Cash scandal that Democrats are trying very hard to ignore this week. We have a former president making millions giving speeches and doing favors for wealthy foreign entities and nations that give massive sums to the Clinton family charity that subsidizes the lavish lifestyle of the former First Family. He did this at the same time as his wife spent four years as secretary of state where she made decisions that influence the fortunes of those donors. And all this was happening while said former first lady/secretary of state...