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  • (2017) Congress Demands Investigation Into Obama Admin Meddling in Foreign Elections

    02/16/2018 6:04:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/14/17 | Adam Kredo
    A group of leading senators is calling on newly installed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to immediately launch an investigation into efforts by the Obama administration to sway foreign elections by sending taxpayer funds to "extreme and sometimes violent political activists" that promote leftist causes, according to a copy of the letter. The lawmakers disclosed multiple conversations with foreign diplomats who outlined active political meddling by the Obama administration's State Department, including the use of taxpayer funds to support leftist causes in Macedonia, Albania, Latin America, and Africa. **SNIP** The latest disclosures of this activity mirror efforts by the Obama...
  • Statement of the ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands on the bilateral relations w/Turkey

    02/05/2018 6:19:56 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Government of the Netherlands ^ | (2-5-2018) 05-02-2018 | 11:13 | Minister Zijlstra
    News item | 05-02-2018 | 11:13The Netherlands and Turkey have recently held talks at various levels. At this stage, these talks do not yet offer a perspective to normalizing the bilateral relations. Minister Zijlstra: 'Recent talks offered Turkey and the Netherlands an opportunity to come closer to each other, but we have not been able to agree on the way normalization should take place.' Therefore the Dutch government has decided to officially withdraw the Netherlands’ Ambassador in Ankara, who has not had access to Turkey since March 2017. As long as the Netherlands has no Ambassador to Turkey, the Netherlands...
  • Panetta: 'Constitutional crisis' if Trump allows memo to be released over FBI objections

    02/01/2018 5:43:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/1/18 | John Bowden
    Former CIA Director Leon Panetta said Thursday that President Trump risks a "constitutional crisis" by pushing for the release of a GOP memo detailing alleged government surveillance abuses over objections from the FBI.In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Panetta said he worries that the system of checks and balances in the federal government is breaking down. ADVERTISEMENT "There is no question, Chuck, that it is breaking down the process as it was designed to work so that all sides would have say in the process," Panetta said on MSNBC's "MTP Daily.""We have check and balances. But you have to establish ways...
  • Regulations Place A Growing Burden On Food Producers Says…The NY Times?

    12/27/2017 4:55:26 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 1 replies
    HOt Air ^ | 12/27/17
    The NY Times published an interesting piece today on the burden of regulations and how they apply to one mid-sized apple farm in upstate New York. What’s interesting is that the piece while not anti-regulation, is certainly skeptical of the increasing volume of regulations and the burden they place on small businesses forced to comply with a litany of over-lapping requirements from several different agencies.
  • Report: Mueller Investigating Mike Flynn for Alleged Plot to Kidnap Muslim Cleric

    11/13/2017 10:04:46 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 33 replies
    Brietbart News Network ^ | Nov 11, 2017 | Kristinia Wong
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in what started as a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and any potential collusion with the Trump campaign, is reportedly investigating former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn for an alleged plan to “forcibly remove” a Muslim cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania and send him back to Turkey.
  • Career State Department Bureaucrats Triggered By Audacity of Trump and Tillerson Executing Foreign P

    10/26/2017 8:10:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 49 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 26, 2017 | sundance
    The U.S. State Department consists of the most entrenched group of life-long professional political bureaucrats in any sector of the government.  The scope of the mindset really comes to the surface within leaks from inside the Deep State machine that became the basis for a Politico article today.   You really have to read it to fathom the scope of elitism.The article, and the sentiment carried from within the bureaucracy which frames the construct, highlights the level of indignation within the agency toward President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as they carry out foreign policy objectives. The article contains...
  • DOJ files suit against company for allegedly not hiring Americans

    09/28/2017 11:17:49 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/28/17 | Jake Gibson
    The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers. The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program. “In the spirit of President Trump’s Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American, the Department of Justice will not tolerate employers who discriminate against U.S. workers because of a desire to hire temporary foreign visa holders,”...
  • TRAVIS McGEE

    08/16/2017 9:39:55 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 29 replies
    Internet ^ | today | Me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyTcYR5O904
  • Turkey Uncensored: Erdogan’s Unbridled Aggression

    07/10/2017 10:45:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Philos Project ^ | Monday, July 10, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent visit to Washington, D.C. was intended as a way of improving his worsening image as a tyrant. So why did he reportedly orchestrate a bloody assault by his bodyguards on peaceful demonstrators outside the residence of the Turkish ambassador – an incident that completely overshadowed his feel-good meetings?Some perspective on this mêlée helps put it in context: The embassies of Nazi Germany and communist Russia never carried out a comparable attack on United States soil; visits to the U.S. by infamous dictators such as Fidel Castro, Leonid Brezhnev and Hugo Chávez never led to...
  • President Obama May be Breaking the Logan Act By Conniving with Foreign Governments

    07/05/2017 6:40:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    GP ^ | 07/05/17 | Jim Hoft
      President Obama is engaged in acts that may go against the Logan Act which prohibits Americans from committing treason by acting with other governments against the US. A summary of the Logan Act follows: The Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 953 [1948]) is a single federal statute making it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization. Congress established the Logan Act in 1799, less than one year after passage of the Alien...
  • Germany passes lightning-fast 'Erdogan Act' (No Foreign Political Rallies)

    07/01/2017 7:32:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 1 Jul 2017, 11:30 | ANF Berlin
    Germany has passed a law in lightning speed to rid themselves of Erdoğan’s political shows. The law bars foreign leaders from holding rallies in the country. Following the new Erdoğan rally crisis with the AKP regime, the Federal Government of Germany passed a law yesterday restricting foreign politicians’ ability to run election campaigns in the country. The law is dubbed the “Erdoğan Act” in the public, while notices have been sent to foreign representation offices in Germany. The law concerns countries outside of the European Union. Foreign state representatives and politicians won’t be allowed to run election campaigns in the...
  • Is it Time to Hold Journalists in Contempt of Court for National Security Reasons?

    05/31/2017 1:56:39 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | May 29, 2017 | Martin Armstrong
    On Tuesday U.S. officials, under the guise of anonymity, leaked the name of the suicide bomber responsible for the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester before the British police had officially named him causing greater skepticism for allies sharing intelligence with the United States. There is something seriously wrong in the intelligence community and it borders on TREASON. American journalists published the name before the British journalists. The British police had not confirmed the identity of the attacker, Salman Abedi. Since it was an ongoing investigation, the British government had indicated it may not release the name at...
  • Kelly Surrenders: DHS Will ‘Likely Increase’ Foreign Worker Outsourcing Visa

    05/27/2017 4:07:58 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/27/17 | John Binder
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly has promised the big business lobby tens of thousands of cheaper, blue-collar foreign workers despite President Donald Trump’s ‘Hire American’ initiative. During a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kelly told Senators that he was lobbied by the financial and open borders lobby to expand the H-2B visa, and also by pro-American worker groups who see the visa as a detriment to Americans’ wages and job opportunities. “They’re caving to the business interest, rather than the people that elected them,” pro-American lawyer John Miano told Breitbart Texas. “Everyone but the very top...
  • Nine foreign volunteers that fought ISIS arrested by KRG security force

    05/12/2017 9:26:19 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    ARA News ^ | May 12, 2017 | none stated
    Foreign YPG volunteers seen in the vicinity of Jarablus. Photo: ARA News At least nine foreign volunteers, who had joined the ranks of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to combat ISIS in Rojava-Northern Syria, were arrested by the Asayish security force in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, media sources reported on Thursday.Foreign volunteers are increasingly becoming victim of the problems between the Kurdish parties.“Internationalists Callum Ross (Rizgar Çiya), Ozgan Ozdil (Dêrsim Agir), Anthonî Degatto (Rustem Fist), Justin Schnepp (Şervan Agir), Mirko Bruna (Mirko Cûdî) from Italy, Paola Andolina (Azadî Raperîn) from Italy, Damien Rodriguez (Şêrzad Azad) from the US, Fernando...
  • McCain Blasts Tillerson For Saying Policy Overrides Values On Foreign Policy

    05/09/2017 8:09:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a frequent critic of the Trump administration, blasted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for suggesting that America’s foreign policy must stray from its core values at times. Tillerson said it was important to “understand the difference between policy and values,” in an address to State Department employees Wednesday. He said that that “America First” means that U.S. national security and economic interests will sometimes override the demand for other countries to adhere to American values. “If we condition too heavily that others must adopt this value that we’ve come to over a long history of our...
  • Turkey Arrests More Than 1,000 In Massive Purge Of Its Police Forces

    04/26/2017 2:11:44 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | April 26, 2017 | Colin Dwyer
    Turkish authorities have launched a massive detention operation, arresting more than 1,000 people nationwide on Wednesday. The Turkish government says the arrests are aimed at supporters of the U.S-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for last year's failed coup attempt. And these arrests are by no means the end of the operation. Anadolu Agency, a state-run news service, says the government aims to arrest another 2,000 people. Germany's Deutsche Welle newspaper reports roughly 8,500 police officers undertook raids in all 81 provinces in Turkey
  • Hill Republicans say they're growing frustrated with Mattis (Wants Dems In Positions)

    03/22/2017 6:38:34 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | March 22, 2017 | Eli Stokols and Eliana Johnson
    Defense Secretary James Mattis’ unconventional choices for top Pentagon posts and his reluctance to aggressively push for dramatic increases in the defense budget have rankled Republicans on Capitol Hill who say he’s burning through political capital he needs as he begins reshaping the Pentagon. (Snip) But Republican lawmakers and senior congressional aides said in recent interviews they’re running out of patience with Mattis' staffing decisions, which have disappointed Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee hoping to see their ideological allies elevated to senior levels in the Defense Department. Others are grumbling about Mattis’ refusal to advocate a bigger...
  • America First – Production and Manufacturing…

    02/23/2017 1:36:18 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 38 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Sundance
    REMINDER – One of the larger hurdles President Trump faces is a need to re-educate an entire generation on a fundamentally new vision of the U.S. economy. A return to a Pro-Main Street, goods-based, manufacturing, technology, innovation and industry driven economic model. Interestingly, many people have referenced a 1991 (25 years old) video of Donald Trump testifying before congress – as evidence of him being tuned in to political consequences of economic activity. The entire video is well worth watching because it gives you insight into a very specific moment in time as they discuss the ‘Reagan era’ 1986 tax...
  • Mexican Government Fear Both Policy and Media Optics During T-Rex and General Kelly Visit…

    02/23/2017 11:27:26 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Sundance
    The Mexican government is strongly controlling the optics of a visit today by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and DHS Secretary General John Kelly. [An upcoming press conference live stream is embedded below ] Mexico fears the projection of U.S. strength will undermine their position. President Trump is taking a hard-line approach with Mexico’s central policies that have allowed, and in many cases facilitated, vast numbers of economic migrants to travel into the U.S. Trump’s pending policies are going to be weighted heavily on the feedback he receives from T-Rex and General Kelly’s visit.
  • Globalist-Minded Media Fraught Over “Deliberate” and “Well Prepared” Acumen of Secretary T-Rex…

    02/19/2017 5:05:55 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 28 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 19, 2017 | Sundance
    We are so fortunate Rex Tillerson was willing to take on the role of Secretary of State. T-Rex’s approach is giving the pearl-clutching leftists fits, as outlined in this article by ABC which displays their collective angst. Via ABC) [..] In his first weeks as America’s top diplomat, Tillerson has gone to great lengths to avoid attracting attention, despite a growing perception in Washington that the State Department is being sidelined by a power-centric White House.