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  • THE INCOMPETENT NEW YORK TIMES CAN’T GET ANYTHING RIGHT

    04/02/2017 8:38:37 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    powerline ^ | APRIL 1, 2017 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    On Thursday, the New York Times published an article on a vote in the Senate that was headlined: “Senate Lets States Defund Clinics That Perform Abortions.” The article, by Jennifer Steinhauer, bitterly described how a measure under the Congressional Review Act passed the Senate, with a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. A reader pointed out that a correction in yesterday’s Times admitted that the reporter (and any editor who may have read the piece prior to publication) lack a high-school level knowledge of the Constitution: Correction: March 30, 2017 "An earlier version of this article misstated the circumstances...
  • Obama leaves with the world in flames

    01/09/2017 12:09:36 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 8, 2017 | George F. Will
    When Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S Street, where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson’s embittering foreign-policy failure was the Senate’s rejection of the US participation in the embodiment of Wilsonian aspirations, the League of Nations. Obama leaves office serene because “almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago.” Two seemingly unimpressed nations are Russia, which is dismembering a European nation (Ukraine), and China, which is shredding...
  • Politico reveals: Arrogance and incompetence - not Russians - doomed Hillary’s campaign

    12/14/2016 10:35:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    Denial, excuses, and deflection... As the boss wrote this morning, Democrats are mired in denial about the 2016 election. Since nothing is ever Hillary Clinton’s fault (she’s always the victim, don’t you know) they need someone or something to blame for her spectacular implosion. They’ve tried to pin it on racism, sexism, bigotry, homophobia, voter fraud, and the FBI, all to no avail. Nothing seems to stick. So now they seem to have settled on “Russian hackers.” The theory is that Russia hacked the DNC, revealed information about Hillary Clinton, and that swayed the public’s opinion. To put that argument...
  • Report: Benghazi Guards Hired By State Department Were Unvetted, Belonged to Al Qaeda

    11/07/2016 1:10:57 PM PST · by detective · 73 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 07, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a new report from Fox News correspondents Adam Housley and Malia Zimmerman, guards hired through a contractor by the State Department to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were unvetted, local militia members who belonged to terrorist groups Al Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia.   An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News.
  • HOLY CRAP! Smoking Gun on Benghazi?!

    11/07/2016 1:13:59 PM PST · by Ancesthntr · 83 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | November 7, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    What?! "An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack,...."
  • Bret Baier reports new emails found on laptop (Unknown classification)

    11/02/2016 4:34:40 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 103 replies
    Fox News | 11-2-16 | Bret Baier
  • Bret Baier: Five Foreign Intelligence Agencies Hacked Hillary's Server and Took Stuff

    11/02/2016 4:10:33 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 127 replies
    Fox News On the Record | 2 Nov 2016 | Brett Baier
    Heard Brett Baier tell Brit Hume at the top of the hour on "On the Record" that his sources are 99% confident that at least five foreign intelligence agencies hacked Hillary's server and took things from it.
  • Retired CIA Officer Explains Why "Hillary's Emails Matter" [must read]

    10/30/2016 4:36:03 PM PDT · by vannrox · 69 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 31OCT16 | Authored by Charles Faddis (a former CIA operations officer with 20 years of experience in intellige
    Retired CIA Officer Explains Why "Hillary's Emails Matter" by Tyler Durden Oct 30, 2016 5:00 PM 0 SHARES Authored by Charles Faddis (a former CIA operations officer with 20 years of experience in intelligence operations), originally posted at TheHill.com,The 2016 presidential election, already one of the wildest in American history, has been rocked by the announcement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State.Apparently while investigating disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner’s transmission of sexually explicit images to a fifteen-year-old girl, the FBI discovered more emails...
  • Amb. Stevens’s Deputy in Libya: Washington Did Not Ensure We Had Ability to Protect Ourselves

    10/22/2016 7:30:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 21, 2016 | 5:48 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The State Department’s second-ranking diplomat in Libya on the day that terrorists attacked the U.S. facilities in Benghazi and killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods says a key lesson Americans should take from that event is that officials in Washington, D.C. have a responsibility to make sure Americans serving their country abroad have the ability to protect themselves. “That did not happen in Benghazi,” says Gregory Hicks, who was the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli on Sept. 11, 2012. […] Hicks told CNSNews.com that he and Stevens saw the move...
  • Miami Police Explain Shooting Unarmed Man [semi-satire]

    07/25/2016 9:23:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 July 2016 | John Semmens
    Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist trying to aid an autistic patient was shot by Miami police this week. In the incident, Kinsey was lying on the ground with is hands up. Nevertheless, he was still shot in the leg by one of the responding officers. John Rivera, the President of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association attempted to explain this egregious example of unnecessary and excessive force, calling it "an unfortunate accident. First of all, the police received an anonymous tip that there was a suicidal man with a gun in that area. Right away, the responding officers are thinking...
  • Nearly Half of TSA Employees Cited for Misconduct [semi-satire]

    07/24/2016 8:07:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 July 2016 | John Semmens
    According to a report from the House Homeland Security Commission, nearly half of the TSA’s 60,000 employees have been cited for misconduct in recent years. The trend is not encouraging either. Citations have increased by 28% over the last two years. The top five offenses include unaccounted for absences, failure to follow instructions, improper screening & security, neglect of duty, and disruptive behavior. TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger sought to downplay the issue by pointing out that “despite unmanned posts, inappropriate groping petty theft, and abusive behavior by our employees no flights have been hijacked on my watch.. To me, these...
  • Obama Is Too Incompetent To Pull Off A Coup

    07/20/2016 9:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 119 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Turkey’s failed coup, combined with the disastrous disunity and polarization in the United States thanks to Barack Obama, have gotten people talking about whether it could happen here. For example, part-time law professor and full-time Instapundit Glenn Reynold has recently taken some serious looks at the issue of coups within the context of the American system of checks and balances. So what if next January Obama and his barely post-puberty band of juice box screw-ups in the West Wing decide they don’t want to leave? And the issue is even more pressing with Donald Trump sneaking up in the...
  • Abedin admits Clinton ‘couldn’t do her job’ right with private server

    06/30/2016 6:29:34 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 47 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 30, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Hillary Clinton’s most trusted ally was worried about her boss’ use of a private email server after Clinton missed an important phone meeting with a “foreign minister” because her email confirming the call went to her spam folder, according to documents released Wednesday. “She missed the call because . . . I never got the email giving us the signoff to do it [the meeting]. So she wasn’t able to do her job, do what she needed to do,” Huma Abedin testified Tuesday during a deposition in a lawsuit filed by a government watchdog. Abedin, Clinton’s top aide when she...
  • Flight 804: Egypt fails to pull data from damaged recorders

    06/23/2016 3:24:11 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/23/2016 | Amy La Porte
    What sent EgyptAir flight 804 plummeting into the Mediterranean Sea last month, remains a mystery. Egyptian investigators have failed to extract any information from the badly-damaged memory chips of the crucial black boxes. Defeated, Egypt is now sending both the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder to the BEA in France for analysis. The BEA -- the French version of the NTSB -- are considered some the best in the world at analyzing this type of equipment. In a statement released on Thursday, EgyptAir said the French will "carry out repair and removal of salt accumulations." "Then (the...
  • Watch: Plane crashes in Russia, all 62 on board killed

    03/19/2016 12:38:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    timesofmalta.com ^ | March 19, 2016 | timesofmalta
    All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport this morning, Russian officials said. Russia's emergencies ministry said the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, crashed. Most of those aboard were Russian. "The aircraft hit the ground and broke into pieces," the Investigative Committee of Russia said in a statement on its website. "According to preliminary data, there were 55 passengers aboard and seven crew members. They all died." The plane's wing hit the ground on its...
  • Illinois Considering Recall Election for Rahm Emanuel

    01/04/2016 5:40:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 4, 2016
    Calls for Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, to resign have been increasing and include a call from Al Sharpton. Amid rumors that Emanuel's office withheld the Laquan McDonald police video purposefully to boost his reelection chances, Illinois is now considering the possibility of a recall election. [Snip] Emanuel has been adamant in insisting that he will not step down and held a press conference to that effect last week. [Snip] With Chicago, Illinois, and other prominent Democrats calling for Emanuel to resign and even The New Yorker writing about Emanuel's "sudden but well-deserved fall," it's hard to see how he stays...
  • Civilian Allegedly Lived at Fort Bragg Special Forces Barracks

    12/18/2015 5:15:24 AM PST · by Purdue77 · 21 replies
    Military.com ^ | Dec 18, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    Fort Bragg authorities are investigating how a civilian apparently used phony ID to get access to the North Carolina base and live there for months at the barracks of the 3rd Special Forces Group.
  • DOD looking to put classified data in commercial cloud

    12/11/2015 5:21:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Federal Computer Week ^ | 12/11/15 | Sean Lyngaas
    Defense and intelligence officials are discussing when and how to allow commercial cloud providers to handle Level 6 classified data, said Rob Vietmeyer, an associate director for cloud computing in the office of the Department of Defense CIO. It could be over a year before such an arrangement materializes, Vietmeyer told reporters Dec. 11, but the development shows a willingness to trust the private sector with military secrets. Defense officials are banking on cloud computing to save the department billions of dollars as part of an ambitious plan to consolidate its vast amount of data centers. Allowing contractors to handle...
  • Illegal immigrant children, non-Mexicans surge across border at record rate

    11/22/2015 5:53:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/22/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The Southwest border has broken open in recent weeks, with non-Mexicans — and illegal immigrant children in particular — crossing at a record rate in October, according to Border Patrol statistics that suggest the administration’s victory lap earlier this year was premature.Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied children were caught in October, and nearly 3,000 more had been caught in the first half of November — a record pace for those months — and it signals just how closely smuggling cartels and would-be illegal immigrants themselves are paying attention to lax enforcement in the U.S.Worse yet, the increases are borderwide, with every one...
  • A Major Milestone for President Obama’s Climate Agenda by Valerie Jarrett

    11/21/2015 2:02:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    US State Dept ^ | November 220, 2015 | Valerie Jarrett
    Summary: Over 100 cities have pledged to create bold climate action plans as President Obama & Secretary Kerry travel to Paris to negotiate an international climate agreement. In August, as part of an ambitious plan to expand renewable energy to households across America, President Obama called on all U.S. mayors to publicly commit to a local climate action plan. The President set a goal of at least 100 U.S. cities signing the Compact of Mayors prior to the Paris UN climate change meeting (“COP”). Today, that goal has not only been met, but surpassed. Why are U.S. cities so important...