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  • U S Govt. Promotes Islam in Czechoslovakia

    04/15/2014 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 13 replies
    Critics say the project's underlying objective is to convert non-Muslim children to Islam by bringing proselytizing messages into public schools under the guise of promoting multiculturalism and fighting "Islamophobia." The group recently ran an advertisement promising to pay 250 Czech korunas ($13 dollars) to any student aged 15 to 18 years who would attend a two hour presentation about Islam. More recently, Muslims in the Czech Republic have tried to ban a book they say is Islamophobic, and have filed a ten-page criminal complaint against its formerly-Muslim author. The Czech government has approved a new project aimed at promoting Islam...
  • Foreign Ministry workers announce general strike: 103 embassies shut down

    03/23/2014 8:07:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Ynet. ^ | 3/23/14 | Attila Somfalvi
    The Foreign Ministry's workers union has called for a general strike Sunday as part of an ongoing labor dispute. All 103 of Israel's embassies, consulates, and diplomatic delegations across the world will be closed, including the ministry's headquarters in Jerusalem. The workers union added that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will not be able to enter his office. The Foreign Ministry's employees have been engaged in a struggle to improve their working conditions for more than a year, and the struggle has led them to lock horns with the Finance Ministry, whom they claim refuses to acknowledge diplomats' rights and improve...
  • Selfskies from the frontline: People of the Crimea pose up with the masked Russian invaders

    03/03/2014 3:48:54 PM PST · by kronos77 · 31 replies
    In one photograph captioned 'sweetest guys' a woman stands alongside a soldier armed with a gun In another a mother smiles intently for the camera with her two children while posing next to an armed guard The pictures have appeared on the photo sharing network Instagram Ukraine has put its military on high alert and appealed for international help By TARA BRADY PUBLISHED: 03:26 GMT, 3 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 3 March 2014 439 shares 191View comments People in Crimea have been captured taking selfies with Russian masked gunmen as Ukraine is on the brink of war. In...
  • Winston Churchill answers Obama

    02/08/2014 5:54:12 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | James Lewis
    Obama truly is not like us; his beliefs are utterly alien to our political tradition. That is why this administration violates all the rules. It is not an accident. It is simply who they are. The act of sending the bust of Churchill back to Britain signaled Obama's hatred for the Anglo-American political tradition, including the US Constitution. In Russia, Putin has introduced a 14% flat tax, and is boosting traditional morality. Only Obama still harbors that old post-colonial rage against white imperialists, which is why he can't tell the difference between murderous terror gangs and democratic revolutions.
  • Kerry to Israeli critics: I’ve been ‘attacked before by people using real bullets’

    02/06/2014 12:24:41 PM PST · by illiac · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel.
  • Can anyone recommend any good books on American foreign policy?

    02/05/2014 7:55:55 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    February 5, 2014 | Ennis85
    About a year ago, I posted a thread asking for recommendations for good republican memoirs. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2981964/posts Since then I've complied quite a reading list. Going on the recommendations that were given to me(which I'm pretty grateful for), I got a few Richard Nixon books(No more Vietnams, The real war, Leaders) George Bush and Dick Cheney's books and others. I'm still to get through the last two, but I've finished reading through No more Vietnams and currently getting through the other Nixon books. But No more Vietnams really quite impressed me by how well detailed and informative it was and this...
  • GAI report exposes Obama campaign accepting foreign donations

    01/28/2014 3:35:19 PM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 8, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Two days ago, the Paulding County Republican Examiner (reported) on a new Obama scandal that was emerging over the weekend that the Obama campaign was accepting illegal overseas donations and that the report would be released by an unnamed tax payer watch group. This morning, the non-partisan group, (Government Accountability Institute) (GAI) released its 108 page report, the first ever analysis of election campaign donations issues called, “America the Vulnerable: Are Foreign and Fraudulent Online Campaign Contributions Influencing U.S. Elections?” raises indications the Obama campaign has potentially violated federal election law by failing to prevent the use of fraudulent or...
  • US Foreign Policy Hits New Lows After Israel Mocks John Kerry; Update - Israel Apologizes

    01/14/2014 4:52:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1/14/14 | Tyler Durden
      Update: it was inevitable. Israel has apologized:  Barak Ravid@BarakRavid Follow BREAKING: Israel MoD Yaalon apologizes for his statements against SecState Kerry 1:28 PM - 14 Jan 2014   Just when you thought US foreign policy under John Kerry couldn't plumb new lows, here comes Israel, mocking... John Kerry.   Richard Engel        ✔ @RichardEngel Follow Yaalon quoted by "Yediot Aharonot" saying: only thing that could "save" #Israel is for Kerry to win Nobel Peace Prize and "leave us alone." But it wasn't Israel's mocking of Kerry that was embarrassing: after Syria, Israel is hardly a big fan of Hillary's replacement who...
  • 'Fight terrorists until full elimination': Putin changes New Year address after Volgograd

    01/01/2014 3:11:33 AM PST · by kronos77 · 11 replies
    The deadly suicide attacks in Volgograd forced Vladimir Putin to make changes to his traditional New Year address, with the Russian President promising to wage “a confident, tough and consistent” war on terror until total victory. “The inhumane terrorist acts in Volgograd” were among the biggest challenges Russia faced in 2013, the Putin said in his address to the nation, broadcast minutes before the New Year. “In the time of challenges Russia always stood united and solid,” he stressed. At least 34 people have lost their lives and over 80 injured in two suicide blasts in Russia’s southern city of...
  • Report: U.S. Air Force general drank too much, fraternized with foreign women in Moscow

    12/19/2013 7:48:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/13 | Craig Whitlock
    An Air Force general in charge of nuclear weapons repeatedly drank too much and behaved like a boor last summer during an official trip to Moscow, where he insulted his Russian hosts and hung out with two suspicious women he met at a hotel bar, according to an investigative report released Thursday. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, who was commander of the Air Force´s arsenal of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, “acted in a manner that exceeded the limits of accepted standards of good conduct” during a four-day visit to Moscow in July, according to an investigation conducted by the Air Force
  • Livni blocks bill limiting foreign gov't donations to far-left NGOs

    12/15/2013 11:32:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 15/12/13 | Lahav Harkov
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni appealed a bill declaring donations to anti-Israel non-governmental organizations from foreign governments no longer exempt from tax, after it was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday. Eight ministers from Likud, Yisrael Beytenu and Bayit Yehudi approved the bill in the ministerial committee, while Hatnua and Yesh Atid ministers voted against it. The legislation proposed by Bayit Yehudi faction chairwoman Ayelet Shaked and MK Robert Ilatov (Likud Beytenu) amends the Income Tax Law so that NGOs will have to pay 45 percent tax on donations from foreign governments if the organization or members of...
  • Schizophrenic' US foreign policy pushing Arab states toward Russia, Bahrain warns

    12/08/2013 6:47:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/8/13 | Con Coughlin
    America’s “schizophrenic” approach to the Middle East could result in many key Arab states deciding to align themselves more closely with Russia, the rulers of Bahrain warned on Sunday. In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, warned that Barack Obama´s administration would lose influence in the region if it persisted with what a “transient and reactive” foreign policy. There has been a sharp rise in tensions between Washington and several major Arab states in the wake of last month’s controversial interim agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme.
  • Putin earns 9th-degree blackbelt, now tougher than Chuck Norris

    11/14/2013 7:31:10 AM PST · by kronos77 · 34 replies
    He’s already been deemed more powerful than President Obama — and now, he’s even tougher than Chuck Norris. Russian leader Vladimir Putin, on a visit to South Korea, was honored with a ninth-degree black belt from the president of the World Taekwondo Federation — ranking him a notch higher than Norris. Putin, a martial-arts enthusiast, was humbled by the honor. “I’m not sure if I deserve this,” said Putin, a former KGB agent, after receiving the honor. “Let’s call it our campaign to popularize this wonderful martial art. Russia will do its best to contribute to its popularity at home.”...
  • It’s over. End Oslo and kick the PLO/PA out

    11/14/2013 1:05:13 AM PST · by Never A Dull Moment · 3 replies
    Israpundit ^ | November 14, 2013 | Ted Belman
    Eden Atias, z”l. Murdered by an Arab terrorist. Yet another Israeli Jew was murdered today by a Palestinian terrorist. Eden Atias was stabbed to death while he slept on a bus near the Afula bus station.
  • TruNews: Broadcast for Monday, October 21, 2013

    10/21/2013 9:04:07 PM PDT · by Errant · 13 replies
    TruNews ^ | 21 October, 2013 | Rick Wiles
    Until recently, TRUNEWS knew Dr. James Garrow as the founder of the Pink Pagoda organization which rescues baby girls from government sanctioned infanticide in China. Now, Mr. Garrow has revealed himself as a former U.S. Intelligence operative with first-hand knowledge that the deaths of Andrew Brietbart, Michael Hastings, and now Tom Clancy were the result of interconnected attempts to expose Barack Obama as a foreign Saudi plant – a fact that that Mr. Garrow says is common knowledge among intelligence communities throughout the world.
  • 'Made in America' revival gathers pace

    09/24/2013 7:23:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 40 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 24 2013 | Virginia Harrison
  • Kerry to Meet Iran's Foreign Minister

    09/23/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 9/23/13 | Elad Benari
    In what will be the highest-level talks between the United States and Iran since the 1979 revolution, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iran's foreign minister on Thursday, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes has confirmed. Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will join their counterparts from the six major powers that are negotiating to contain Iran's nuclear policy, reported USA Today. "We welcome Iran engaging seriously through that process given that it represents the international community's commitment to holding Iran accountable, but also being open to a diplomatic resolution," Rhodes said. The meeting was initially...
  • Foreign policy - "CIA Files Prove America helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran"- Rick Francona refutes

    08/27/2013 7:04:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    Middle East perspectives by Rick Francona ^ | AUGUST 26, 2013 | Rick Francona
    The recent article in the magazine Foreign policy ,Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran, both quotes me and attributes things to me that are inaccurate or taken out of context. While trying to correct already published articles in widely-read publications is akin to unringing a bell, I think it important to respond to correct and clarify words and actions attributed to me. While the article is technically truthful, it is nuanced and written to portray a cavalier attitude among the participants in several foreign policy initiative and intelligence operations during the last full year of...
  • Obama has made no decision on Syria: Carney

    08/27/2013 10:56:15 AM PDT · by illiac · 31 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 8/27/13 | MarketWatch
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – President Barack Obama has made no decision on the proper response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday. The president is still consulting with allies and members of Congress, Carney said.
  • Russian lawmaker is Putin's conservative champion

    08/09/2013 4:50:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | August 9, 2013 | LAURA MILLS
    She has the sober demeanor and tightly wound bun of a boarding school headmistress. And she's Vladimir Putin's new morality crusader, spearheading efforts to curb gay rights, punish online cursing and impose a tax on divorce. Yelena Mizulina, a member of parliament, has used her position as the head of the Committee on Family, Women and Children to author increasingly conservative laws, including a ban on homosexual "propaganda" that went into force last month.
  • McAuliffe’s GreenTech Ducked SEC Regulation

    07/01/2013 11:21:43 AM PDT · by em2vn · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06-26-13 | staff
    Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s GreenTech Automotive took advantage of a loophole that allowed the company an exemption from Securities Exchange Commission regulation.
  • US threatened by Russia's Christianity

    If you ever wonder why the weasel west media always calls Putin a dictator or demonizes him, just look at what has been happening recently. By watching the US news last week one would think all of America has turned gay with the Supreme Court ruling on married same-sex couples. The New York Times called it a, "major victories for the gay rights movement". Some even compare it to racial equality. If Putin was the dictator the West claims, the new law that defends Christianity would have been in effect immediately after the pussy riot blasphemy which happened last year....
  • Google Maps for Spying

    06/26/2013 3:05:42 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 22 replies
    Google Maps ^ | 6/26/13 | Internet
    Google launched a new Maps product with STUNNING resolution today. A lot of sleuthing and spying needs to be done, and coordinates are needed for points of interest (POI) Please post interesting points' GPS coordinates. You can Paste these into Google Maps and hit search and then zoom in as far as you can go.
  • NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

    06/06/2013 3:22:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6-5-2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Exclusive: Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April. The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries. The document shows for the first...
  • State Dept: No Active Al Qaeda, Hezbollah Terror Cells in Western Hemisphere

    06/03/2013 6:59:49 AM PDT · by illiac · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/3/13 | Meredith Dake
    A new report on world international terrorism activities released by the State Department asserts that there were "no known operational cells" of Al Qaeda or Hezbollah in the Western Hemisphere during the year 2012. This is despite the report acknowledging Iran's increased presence in the hemisphere along with the country's "marked resurgence" of sponsored terrorism. The State Department released the "Country Reports on Terrorism 2012" late last week which details the United States' assessment of terrorism and counter-terrorism activities in countries around the globe. The Department detailed Iran's "marked resurgence" of terrorism saying:
  • '3 explosions heard in Tehran near missile facility'

    05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT · by illiac · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/7/13 | JP Post Staff
    Three explosions were heard in western Tehran on Tuesday, in an area where Iran carries out missile research and storage, according to a Tweet by a BBC Persian journalist. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries or damage in the incident. In January, both Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency denied reports that a blast had hit the Fordow underground uranium enrichment center near Qom.
  • N. Korea approves nuclear strike on US

    04/03/2013 1:05:52 PM PDT · by illiac · 186 replies
    AFP ^ | 4/3/13 | AFP
    SEOUL — The North Korean army said Thursday it had final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, involving the possible use of "cutting-edge" nuclear weapons. In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) said it was formally informing Washington that reckless US threats would be "smashed by... cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means". "The merciless operation of (our) revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been finally examined and ratified," the statement said.
  • EXPOSED! Al Jazeera Ignores Foreign Agent Act

    02/17/2013 10:46:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/13/13 | OccupyBawlStreet·
    Explains how Al Jazeera English is violating U.S. law by not registering as "Foreign Agent"
  • Is Chuck roast? Hagel refuses to disclose foreign funding sources

    02/06/2013 9:57:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/6/13 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Will this finally be enough to break the Obama administration's hold over Senate Democrats when it comes to the Hagel nomination? Chuck Hagel has refused to disclose to the Senate Armed Services Committee the sources of his foreign funding over the last five years. Is Chuck roast? (Hat Tip: Noah P). Republican members of the committee asked Hagel last week for information on whether any of the organizations received funding from any foreign government, individual, or corporation — a request he declined late Tuesday in a letter citing confidentiality agreements. "[T]he information you seek is legally controlled by the individual...
  • Harry Reid expresses ‘confidence’ Sen. Menendez ‘did nothing wrong’

    02/03/2013 11:18:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2013 at 9:30 am | Sean Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) defended Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) Sunday, expressing confidence his Democratic colleague who has come under scrutiny from the Senate Ethics panel didn’t do anything wrong. -snip Menendez is the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Reid said he didn’t see any problem with Menendez serving in that role while under investigation.
  • Can anyone recommend any good republican memoirs?

    01/25/2013 4:07:07 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 45 replies
    Ennis85
    Hi, I'm interested in reading about American politics and for a while I've been reading through Henry Kissinger's memoirs. I have to say they're a bloody good read, there are 3 volumes of them and well over a thousand pages each. They're pretty well written, rich in detail and he does defend himself well. So they made me want to look for more books with regards to republican policy throughout American history,thinking maybe there are some that could rival Kissinger. So basically I'm asking if anyone can recommend any decent books by republicans. I don't care if they're from the...
  • Report: Billions in Green Energy Stimulus Funding Given to Foreign Corporations

    01/18/2013 11:01:47 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    A congressional report found that foreign companies have been large beneficiaries of stimulus funds and received billions of dollars funds meant to promote green energy development and create jobs in the United States. The House Energy and Commerce Committee staff examined Treasury Department data and found that nearly one-quarter of the $16 billion in Section 1603 green energy grants went to a handful of large European and Asian renewable energy companies. “Billions of dollars have filled the coffers of overseas firms while the evidence of the promised permanent jobs and economic growth here in the United States is scarce,” reads...
  • Mexicans sign petition for U.S. gun control

    01/15/2013 7:59:52 AM PST · by AuntB · 49 replies
    http://www.whptv.com/news/world/story/Mexicans-sign-petition-for-U-S-gun-control/c3oLDyvpy0mJUgXuDEB | Jan. 14, 2013 | whptv
    <p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 54,000 Mexicans have signed a petition calling on the United States to take further steps to combat weapons trafficking.</p> <p>Mexico says the majority of guns used by the country's violent drug cartels are smuggled over the border from the United States.</p>
  • Why Did A Train Carrying Biofuel Cross The Border 24 Times And Never Unload?

    01/02/2013 3:27:54 PM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 31 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Tyler Durden
    Wondering why rail traffic has been somewhat surprisingly consistent despite uncertainty? Concerned at government's tenticular reach into each and every aspect of our lives? This somewhat stunning anecdotal report from OilPrice.com might shed some light: A cargo train filled with biofuels crossed the border between the US and Canada 24 times between the 15th of June and the 28th of June 2010; not once did it unload its cargo, yet it still earned millions of dollars... The companies “made several million dollars importing and exporting the fuel to exploit a loophole in a U.S. green energy program.” Each time the...
  • U.S. to Help Vietnam 'Peoples Committee' to Modernize Water InfoCom System (News Brief)

    12/10/2012 5:41:33 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dec. 10, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A Vietnamese water company has asked the Obama Administration for help in assessing its information and communications technology (ICT) modernization plan, and a White House agency has agreed to provide a $600,000 grant for that purpose. The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) will fund the endeavor, which entails footing the bill for an ICT contractor to fly to Vietnam to provide "technical assistance" to the Saigon Water Corporation, or SAWACO. SAWACO is described as "a government-owned enterprise operating under the HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City) Peoples' Committee," according to a contracting notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located...
  • Dick Cheney: Our Allies Don’t Trust Us, Our Enemies Don’t Fear Us

    12/09/2012 5:01:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 December, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- During comments at the 2012 Herman Khan Award Dinner in New York last night, former VP Dick Cheney criticized Obama’s Middle East policy and what he perceives as the projection of U.S. weakness instead of U.S. strength. Cheney said the Middle East is moving in a direction “fundamentally hostile to U.S. interests” and “the U.S. is increasingly unable to influence events there.” Cheney believes our inability to influence is largely tied to the fact that Obama is “headed for the exit” in Afghanistan. The former VP then reminded his audience of Obama’s “apology” tour to the...
  • Obama's foreign policy team hits turbulence (Benghazi actually mentioned!)

    11/13/2012 5:37:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Obama's foreign policy team hits turbulenceBy JOSH GERSTEIN | 11/13/12 4:21 PM EST President Barack Obama and his aides touted his strengths on foreign policy and national security during the campaign, arguing his accomplishments are so significant that they buttress his case for a second term. Now, just days after his reelection, Obama’s national security team is facing the most dramatic upheaval of his presidency. CIA Director David Petraeus is out because of a sex scandal. The commanding general in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, finds himself ensnared in the same flap. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to call it...
  • U.S. Amb. to Saudi Arabia: U.S. Foreign Policy Will Change After Obama Victory

    11/08/2012 3:05:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard, ^ | 11/8/12 | Daniel Halper
    The U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Smith, told the Arabic news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat that American foreign policy will now change after President Barack Obama's reelection. Smith made the comments at an election night party at his residence. Ambassador Smith "stressed the desire of President Obama to resolve a number of foreign issues, most notably restoring negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides, responding more strongly to Iran, and working with allies to end the Syrian crisis, (Snip) The ambassador appears not to have elaborated further.
  • Obama’s new foreign and security team: Could Colin Powell be on it?

    11/08/2012 10:36:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/8/12 | Howard LaFranchi
    Washington Barack Obama’s reelection was barely sealed before some international voices began trumpeting how the president’s victory would mean a renewed American focus on foreign policy issues that languished during the campaign. President Obama could now revive the search for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, international Middle East envoy Tony Blair said. The US will be bolder now in pressing for a resolution of Syria’s deadly and dangerous civil war, some US allies, including Turkish officials, predicted. Have these foreign friends heard of the “fiscal cliff”? (Snip) Mr. Obama will no doubt be looking broadly to
  • Obama website accepts illegal foreign donations

    11/01/2012 3:42:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 2 replies
    washington times ^ | 10/29/2012 | Aaron Klein
    Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake address, “Osama bin Laden” has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign. The “Bin Laden” donations, actually made by WND staff, included a listed occupation of “deceased terror chief” and a stated employer of “al-Qaida.”
  • Too Much Bluster, Too Late for Obama

    10/25/2012 8:16:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Debates are high-pressure, high-risk events, and they often offer low rewards. A candidate's first goal is not to win the debate, but rather not to lose -- to do no harm to the campaign. A simple misstep can change the course of an election. The first debate was a clear win for former Gov. Romney, who appeared more interested and engaged than President Obama, who appeared aloof, disinterested and arrogant. The difference in their performances -- each standing at a lectern -- enabled Romney to gain momentum in the polls. In their second meeting, they prowled around stage, often circling...
  • Romney campaign: Obama misled himself on Libya (& Debate 3 Strategy)

    10/23/2012 9:42:33 PM PDT · by HannibalHamlinJr · 18 replies
    cable.foreignpolicy.com ^ | Monday, October 22, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    For those angry about Mitt's performance (and for those who understood it) - this confirms the strategy, and the Romney campaign outlook on Benghazi. ******************************************* ...ForeignPolicy.com...snip... "That's a big fundamental problem that the administration has to deal with, that they did mislead people for a period of time, and what's even scarier, they misled themselves." ...snip... *******************************************
  • Obama campaign accepted foreign Web donation -- and may be hiding more

    10/21/2012 11:55:11 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 21 October 2012 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges. Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama’s campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens. Walker said he used his actual street address in England but...
  • Van Jones: Obama 'Towering Figure' on Foreign Policy

    10/21/2012 11:33:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    NRO ^ | 10/21/12 | Eliana Johnson
    Democrats have accused the GOP ticket of politicizing the Benghazi attacks. Now, 9/11 Truther Van Jones has figured out why Romney and Ryan are doing so. ”President Obama is a towering figure on foreign policy,” he told panelists this morning on ABC’s This Week, “you’ve got somebody with a Nobel Peace Prize and he killed Bin Laden.” He went on to urge us to “think about what it means to have to be a towering figure.” If only the President’s fellow Nobel Laureates Yasser Arafat and Le Duc Tho were around to shed light on the issue…
  • Dubious donations: A case study

    10/21/2012 8:39:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    powerline ^ | 10-21-12 | scott johnson
    I first wrote about Barack Obama’s “Dubious donations” for the New York Post just before the 2008 election. We returned to the subject earlier this month in a series of posts upon the publication of the Government Accountability Institute report documenting this fact: Same as it ever was. Today the New York Post arrives on the scene at just about the same point in the campaign that I did four years ago with an exclusive report that provides a case study:
  • NY Post: Obama campaign accepted foreign Web donation -- and may be hiding more

    10/21/2012 6:17:18 AM PDT · by oneprolifewoman · 22 replies
    The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges. Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama’s campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens. Walker said he used his actual street address in England but...
  • How The GM Bailout Turned Into Foreign Aid

    10/16/2012 3:13:02 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 7 replies
    Truth About Cars ^ | October 13, 2012 | Tyler Vandermeulen
    Before the bailout of General Motors, it was well understood that the world’s largest automaker was losing huge amounts of money in the US and was staying afloat thanks to stronger performance in overseas markets. Since the bailout, however, that dynamic has been turned on its head. Thanks to a leaner manufacturing footprint, debt eliminations and steadily recovering sales, GM’s US operations have generated the lion’s share of the company’s profit since the bailout. And now, as the rest of the world economy slows, GM is spending more and more of its taxpayer-enhanced cash pile to shore up its faltering...
  • Priebus calls on Holder to investigate Obama campaign contributions

    10/11/2012 10:19:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday demanding an investigation into online campaign contributions to the president's reelection campaign. "[T]he President's campaign committee does not use the industry standard practices to guard against receiving fraudulent or excessive contributions via the internet," Priebus alleges in the letter. "As a result, the President's campaign committee is vulnerable to the receipt of prohibited contributions. Their failure to adhere to the industry standard has caused these questions regarding whether the campaign is deliberately inviting prohibited contributions." The Priebus letter is based on a report the...
  • TRACING THE VAST UNTRACEABLE DONATIONS OF OBAMA’S DONORGATE

    10/10/2012 3:23:00 PM PDT · by helpfulresearcher · 30 replies
    To the Point News (free article) ^ | 10 October 2012 | Dagny D'Anconia
    Even CBS News is now calling it Foreign-Donor-Gate. As Obama’s coffers approach the 1 billion dollar mark, the Government Accountability Institute released a report that finally alarmed the mainstream media. They consider the foreign donor funds to be untraceable and unknowable. However, our experts in the credit card industry have shown us how to make these suspicious transactions traceable. Imagine the power of knowing the country, the bank and the details of how the numbers were generated. The stakes could not be higher.
  • Scandal: 'Obama Campaign is Clearly Soliciting Donations From Foreign Nationals'

    10/08/2012 6:50:20 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 15 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 10/08/2012
    Over the last few days, the internet has been abuzz with the possibility that the Obama campaign was about to be nailed with a major foreign donor scandal, with some even speculating that the President was so distracted by the pending story, that it contributed to his horrible debate performance. Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner wrote: President Obama's reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowledgeable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story. The campaign tried desperately to block...