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  • Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it.

    07/31/2014 1:22:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/31/2014 | By Chris Cillizza
    Ted Cruz is running for president.No, he hasn't announced it yet. But if you can tell a man by his actions, then expect to see Cruz in Iowa a LOT more over the next year or two. (Cruz will be in the Hawkeye State on Saturday to headline a dinner thrown by Bruce Rastetter, a major GOP fundraiser. And he's going back next week, too!)The latest example — outside of the constant Iowa trips — came Wednesday, when WaPo's Bob Costa reported that Cruz was actively encouraging conservative House Republicans to oppose the spending bill pushed by Boehner aimed at...
  • JOHN BOEHNER DOES NOT MENTION IMMIGRATION IN OP-ED ON OBAMA LAWSUIT

    07/28/2014 6:07:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    President Obama is practically shouting from the rooftops that he's about to grant a new unilateral amnesty to as many as six million illegal aliens, but the topic of immigration does not come up in a new op-ed from Speaker John Boehner explaining his lawsuit against Obama for lawlessness. In the op-ed, Boehner explains why he chose to focus the lawsuit only on Obamacare. “On the advice of legal experts, the House action will focus on his decision to extend--twice--the deadline to institute the employer mandate in his healthcare law,” Boehner wrote. “We believe this targeted lawsuit offers the best...
  • Thumbing His Nose at Congress, the Constitution, and the People

    07/02/2014 4:04:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's unpopular presidency has become irrelevant, incapable of strengthening a weak economy, ignored by Congress, pushed around by Russia, and in retreat in the face of a mounting terrorist threats to U.S. security. This week, the Supreme Court leveled another blow to Obamacare, based on freedom of religion. It struck down a provision that forced business employers to offer free contraceptives to their workers in their company health care plans, even if violated an employer's religious beliefs. That followed a decision two years ago when the high court gutted Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid. Since then, 24 states...
  • Boehner Is Bringing a Whistle to a Gunfight

    07/02/2014 5:57:44 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 28, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    You wish you could call the police. But the neighbor who is robbing your house at gunpoint is the police. You are stupefied, so inconceivable does it seem to you that the man sworn to uphold the law could be an outlaw. Yet, the architects who designed your house not only conceived of that danger, they took precautions. As a result, you not only have your own arsenal of emergency firepower; you’re also in charge of all the ammunition. See, the architects hoped we’d always have good, honorable police, but they didn’t make your life depend on it. They knew...
  • CBS News: ‘Sue Congress,’ No Give Givebacks

    06/30/2014 5:33:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    CBS news contributor Nancy Giles wants to sue Congress. Why? For going to bed instead of taking president Obama’s “touchdown dance” call on the night of his 2012 reelection victory. But it also sheds light on the media strategy that will be used in 2014 to bolster the president. In a nutshell that strategy is known as the “I’m-Rubber-You’re-Glue-Whatever-You-Say-Bounces-Off-of-Me-and-Sticks-to-You,” campaign narrative first used in 1973 by 3rd grader Amelia Snodgrass of Temple Mount, NJ as she swept into her second class presidency in three years. Accordingly in her Sunday column CNN’s Giles gets childlike in her complains that Speaker John...
  • What If Jeb Hensarling Conceded Majority Leader Battle To Win The Speaker War?

    06/20/2014 4:57:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/20/2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    What if conservatives in Congress conceded the Republican majority leader battle in order to win the larger leadership war? After Eric Cantor’s surprise primary defeat and his subsequent announcement that he would be resigning his leadership position at the end of July, many on the right urged someone with stellar conservative credentials, like Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, to challenge Cantor’s heir apparent, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, for the majority leader spot. But Hensarling opted not to run and McCarthy cruised to victory Thursday after a nominal challenge by Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador. Some conservative pundits who longed for someone like...
  • As jihadists take aim at Baghdad, Iran steps in to help historical foe

    06/12/2014 4:16:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 12, 2014 | By Lisa Daftari
    Iran is coming to the aid of its historic nemesis, sending elite fighters to Iraq in the wake of a Sunni insurgency that has claimed two key northern cities and now threatens Baghdad, Fox News has learned. Some 150 fighters from the Revolutionary Guards elite Quds force have already been dispatched by Tehran, and the division's powerful commander, Qassem Suleimani, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Thursday and pledged to send two notorious Iranian brigades to aid in the defense of Baghdad. That could amount to as many as 10,000 soldiers sent to fight the Sunni group known as...
  • ISIS butchers leave 'roads lined with decapitated police and soldiers'

    06/12/2014 4:32:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | June 12, 2014 | By SAM GREENHILL and JILL REILLY and KIERAN CORCORAN
    The full horror of the jihadists’ savage victories in Iraq emerged yesterday as witnesses told of streets lined with decapitated soldiers and policemen. Blood-soaked bodies and blazing vehicles were left in the wake of the Al Qaeda-inspired ISIS fanatics as they pushed the frontline towards Baghdad. They boasted about their triumphs in a propaganda video depicting appalling scenes including a businessman being dragged from his car and executed at the roadside with a pistol to the back of his head. In the swathe of captured territory across northern Iraq, ISIS declared hardline Sharia law, publishing rules ordering women not to...
  • ISIS: The first terror group to build an Islamic state?

    06/12/2014 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | June 12, 2014 | TIm Lister
    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has thrived and mutated in the security vacuum that followed the departure of the last U.S. forces from Iraq and the civil war in Syria. The aim of ISIS is to create an Islamic state across Sunni areas of Iraq and in Syria. With the seizure of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, and advances on others, that aim appears within reach. ISIS controls hundreds of square miles where state authority has evaporated. It ignores international borders and has a presence all the way from Syria's Mediterranean coast to south of Baghdad. How to respond...
  • Americans being evacuated from Iraqi air base as militants advance

    06/12/2014 2:01:45 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Americans were being evacuated Thursday from a major Iraqi air base as Al Qaeda-aligned militants toppled cities in the country's north and threatened to advance toward Baghdad. A senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Americans were being evacuated from a base in Balad, which had been one of the largest training missions in Iraq. The three planeloads of Americans are mostly contractors and civilians. The State Department said Thursday that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is operating as usual. But the evacuation means that the vital training mission at Balad, about an hour northwest of Baghdad, has been...
  • John Boehner Slams President Obama for ‘Taking a Nap’ on Iraq

    06/12/2014 4:48:41 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 12, 2014 1:16pm | John Parkinson
    As al Qaeda-linked terrorists wreak havoc across Iraq, House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on President Obama for ignoring the escalating crisis there, contending that the president has been “taking a nap” while the situation rapidly deteriorated. “It’s not like we haven’t seen over the last five or six months these terrorists moving in, taking control of Western Iraq. Now they’ve taken control of Mosul. They’re 100 miles from Baghdad,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said during a news conference at the Capitol. “And what’s the president doing? Taking a nap!” Earlier this year, on Jan. 9, Boehner publicly urged Obama to “maintain a...
  • Tea party rejoicing at Cantor's defeat

    06/11/2014 6:46:19 AM PDT · by South40 · 43 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 6/11/2014 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat, an unflinching foe of loosening immigration laws. Speaker John Boehner praised Cantor as "a good friend and a great leader, and someone I've come to rely upon on a daily basis" in a statement that steered clear of the issue that Brat put at the center of his campaign and has divided the party for years.
  • VIDEO: Hard Choices. Hillary Reveals Diseases, Money Problems & Pushing Boehner Off

    06/10/2014 12:51:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 10, 2014 | Rosemary Watson
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  • Conservatives float alternative to John Boehner

    05/27/2014 6:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/27 | By Deirdre Walsh
    Some conservatives unhappy with House Speaker John Boehner's leadership are looking for a replacement, and recent moves by Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling are fueling speculation he wants Boehner's job in the next Congress. Hensarling, who was part of Boehner's leadership team two years ago but left to chair the House Financial Services Committee, gave an expansive speech last week hosted by Heritage Action for America, a group that frequently and publicly clashes with Boehner. Asked afterward if he was interested in running for speaker, Hensarling initially said he was "flattered," and said, "It's not something I've aspired to. It's not...
  • The “Cowardly” Senate Leaders Employ Another Budget Gimmick (McConnell, Cornyn, Boehner)

    04/01/2014 7:07:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | April 1st, 2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    Here is exhibit A of why we don’t trust current Senate leadership to do the right thing if they were to win back the majority; they refuse to block new spending when in the minority. Last week, House leadership decided to pass the “doc fix” bill (H.R. 4302) by voice vote. This bill reimburses healthcare providers for the scheduled 24 percent cut in payments for services rendered to Medicare patients. The bill extends the payments through next March. It also continues some new programs created under Obamacare. They used a hodgepodge of tenuous offsets spread out mainly over the next...
  • Eric Cantor and John Boehner Don’t Really Want to Repeal Obamacare

    05/12/2014 7:12:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | June 30th, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Well, it is official. Eric Cantor and John Boehner — particularly Eric Cantor — have decided they don’t need or want conservatives and, more troubling, do not have any intention of trying to win at the polls by forcing Democrat hands on Obamacare. Our leadership is behaving badly. Last week and on Monday I mentioned Rep. Steve King’s effort to repeal Obamacare and start over. He’s filed a discharge petition. If he gets 218 signatures, Nancy Pelosi must hold a vote
  • Gowdy Names Capitol Hill Veteran to Benghazi Probe (Free Republic mentioned)

    05/19/2014 4:55:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | James Rosen
    SNIP To lead the Republican majority staff, Gowdy selected Philip Kiko, a key aide to Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., when the latter served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and more recently a registered lobbyist for the Smith-Free Group, a K Street lobbying firm with a diverse roster of clients. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, swiftly welcomed Gowdy’s choice, calling Kiko “a man of unquestioned integrity with a record of distinguished service” in and out of Congress... SNIP However, emails obtained by Fox News show that some conservatives are unhappy with Kiko’s appointment, chiefly because of his recent lobbying...
  • Operation American Spring: Militias promise to oust Obama, Boehner on Friday

    05/15/2014 11:16:19 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 10 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 05-15-2014
    A retired United States Army colonel expects as many as 30 million like-minded individuals will descend on Washington, DC this week and demand that President Barack Obama and other members of his administration be booted from office. Those are just some of the demands that Col. Harry Riley, founder of “Operation American Spring,” said he’ll ask the Obama administration to adhere to when militia members and patriots of all sorts arrive in the nation’s capital on Friday and begin demonstrating against a government the group considers to be in violation of the principles established by the founders of the country....
  • Immigration Activists Crash Boehner/Cantor/Coffman Fundraiser

    05/16/2014 2:46:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Surprise action outside Denver's Brown Palace Hotel this morning, as a press release from a coalition of groups including Together Colorado and the Colorado Immigration Reform Coalition (CIRC) explains: Outside a fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today, local leaders staged a rally to protest the fact that these three House Republicans are key obstacles standing in the way of immigration reform that would keep Colorado immigrant families together. It has been 322 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration bill, but Speaker Boehner and House...
  • Jarrett pulls back from suggesting Obama has ‘commitment’ from Boehner on immigration

    05/16/2014 9:16:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/16/14 | ED O'KEEFE
    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett pulled back Friday morning from comments she made suggesting that House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had made a commitment to President Obama to take up immigration legislation this summer. Jarrett had told an investors conference in Las Vegas on Thursday that she believes that Boehner will allow a comprehensive immigration reform bill, or a package of bills, to come up for a vote after a series of GOP primaries this summer in order to avoid spoiling the chances of some Republican incumbents. Her comments echo the long-held beliefs of some observers of the...
  • John Boehner disputes Valerie Jarrett immigration description

    05/16/2014 8:43:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/16/14 | JAKE SHERMAN
    House Speaker John Boehner’s staff says he has not made a commitment to the White House to move an overhaul of the immigration laws this year, pushing back against comments made this week by a senior advisor in the Obama administration made this week. Valerie Jarrett told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she thinks there’s a window “this summer, between now and August, to get something done. “We have a commitment from Speaker Boehner, who’s very frustrated with his caucus,” Jarrett told the newspaper. Michael Steel, a spokesman for the Ohio Republican, said Boehner has not made a commitment to...
  • Valerie Jarrett: 'We Have a Commitment' from Boehner on Amnesty This Year

    05/15/2014 5:52:27 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 55 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5-15-14 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama's top adviser and confidant told a group of global elites on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has made a commitment to the White House to try to pass amnesty legislation this year. After hailing the Senate's amnesty bill that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers, Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior advisor, told attendees at the yearly invitation-only SkyBridge Alternatives Conference that Boehner would help the White House make a push get immigration reform enacted in the next three months. “I think we have a window this...
  • Exposing Tea Party Express Co-Founder's Amnesty Ties

    05/15/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 122 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | Chris Chmielenski
    Sal Russo, co-founder of the Tea Party Express, announced his support for amnesty on Wednesday, reversing his organization’s statement from a year ago that it would not take a position on immigration reform. If you take a look at Russo’s background, this isn’t exactly the revelation that some in the media are making it out to be. What’s interesting, though, is the dichotomy between Russo’s position and the principles of the organization he helped to create. The Tea Party Express bills itself as anti-establishment, but Russo’s immigration proposal is nearly identical to the principles pushed by GOP House Leaders --...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s ‘get out of jail free’ card for illegal aliens

    05/14/2014 7:32:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/14/14 | Washington Times
    Barack Obama opens the prisons as Round 1 in his amnesty scheme A few thousand murderers, rapists, kidnappers and other violent thugs are on the streets, thanks to Barack Obama for handing out a “get out of jail free card” to aliens in the country illegally, no matter how many felonies he or she may have committed. The Center for Immigration Studies provides proof that, last year, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials “freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings.” Those 36,000-plus perps weren’t in jail for jaywalking or keeping a...
  • Boehner: House Won’t Arrest Lois Lerner

    05/12/2014 9:31:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/12/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    The House may have voted to hold former Lois Lerner in contempt, but don’t expect John Boehner to authorize the sergeant-at-arms to arrest the former IRS employee at the center of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Instead, the speaker said the responsibility lies with the Justice Department and attorney general Eric Holder to prosecute Lerner. “Will he do it? We don’t know, but the ball is in his court,” Boehner told Fox News on Sunday. When asked why Boehner didn’t issue an arrest warrant himself, he said the provision has never been used before and he was “not sure...
  • John Boehner Violates The Hastert Rule Again

    05/09/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A bill that reauthorized the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which was criticized on the right as unnecessary interference by the federal government in the free market, passed the House in violation of the so-called “Hastert Rule” Thursday. The bill passed 297-117 overall. 106 Republicans voted “yea” while 116 Republicans voted “nay.” One Democrat, embattled Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), voted no as well, while 191 Democrats voted yes. The Hastert Rule, the operating principle of former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, requires support from a “majority of the majority.” Hastert has criticized Boehner for relying on Democratic votes on...
  • The Newest Benghazi Controversy: Political Fundraising

    05/08/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2014 | BY LUKE RUSSERT AND CARRIE DANN
    House Speaker John Boehner would not say Thursday if the House GOP’s campaign arm should stop including the Benghazi attacks in fundraising appeals. Asked three times whether the National Republican Congressional Committee should be fundraising based on what they call Democratic obstruction of the Benghazi investigation, Boehner answered only: “Our focus is on getting the answers to those families who lost their loved ones. Period.” An NRCC email sent Wednesday morning included a link to “become a Benghazi watchdog” – which led to a page where supporters can donate cash. A separate website called “BenghaziWatchdogs.com” still contains a link encouraging...
  • Meet the chief prosecutor in the GOP’s Benghazi show trial (Washington Post article)

    05/08/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Dana Milbank
    Rep. Trey Gowdy, the tea party Republican tapped to lead the new committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, made a telling slip Wednesday morning in describing his mission. Asked by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough about the possibility that his panel’s work would continue into the 2016 election campaign, Gowdy replied that “if an administration is slow-walking document production, I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.” A trial? And the Obama administration is the defense? So much for that “serious investigation” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised; his new chairman intends to play prosecutor, proving the administration’s guilt...
  • 700 RETIRED MILITARY SPECIAL OPS TELL CONGRESS TO FORM SELECT COMMITTEE ON BENGHAZI

    05/08/2014 3:40:01 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2013 | Kerry Pickett
    ..... As veterans from all aspects of Special Operations, we have no doubt that there’s a lot more to what happened in Benghazi than President Obama and his Administration are letting on. From the very beginning, he has attempted to mislead and outright lied to the American people about why the attack on September 11th, 2012 happened, how it happened, and what our government did or did not do to save the lives of our patriots abroad,” former Navy SEAL Captain Larry Bailey wrote in a statement to Breitbart News. The representatives from the retired military community want “a full...
  • The Triumph of Nice (Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government)

    05/01/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 1, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    In the summer of 2012, Michele Bachmann and four other House members sent a letter to the Inspector-Generals of key government agencies asking them to open an investigation into possible Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government.The letter to the Department of State specifically raised concerns over Huma Abedin, then-Deputy Chief of Staff and top personal aide to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The letter stated that Abedin “has three family members—her late father, her mother, and her brother—connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations,” and noted that the Department of State had “taken actions recently that have...
  • Cenk Uygur Panics Over Benghazi: 'F You, Move The F On'

    05/06/2014 11:09:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | May 6, 2014 | John Nolte
    <p>The mainstream, media is still trying to figure out how they are going to push back against the recently-announced House Select Committee that will investigate Benghazi.</p> <p>With polls showing that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe Obama engaged in a cover-up and want the investigations to continue, our media -- that from the beginning have fought to protect Obama, Hillary, and to ensure the truth is never known -- are in a tough spot.</p>
  • John Boehner: Benghazi Select Committee 'Not Going To Be A Circus'

    05/07/2014 12:27:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5-7-14 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    House Speaker John Boehner explained to reporters Wednesday morning that he considers the select committee's investigation into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi a very serious matter. “This is all about getting to the truth. This is not going to be a sideshow. This is not going to be a circus. This is a serious investigation,” Boehner said. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has demanded that, for the sake of fairness, the committee be evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.
  • Unreal: Liberals Threaten to “Assassinate” Trey Gowdy Over Benghazi

    05/07/2014 12:39:38 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 104 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | May 7 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    The truth can be dangerous. Some extremists will go to great lengths to keep the truth from coming out, even if that means threatening harm to United States Congressman Trey Gowdy. Remember, it is Trey Gowdy who will be leading the House Select Committee into what really happened in Benghazi. Liberals fear that Gowdy, a highly successful prosecutor, will uncover the truth. That is exactly why threats of harm have been made against Congressman Gowdy. Liberals want the truth to remain hidden so they can protect Obama and Hillary Clinton from facing the consequences of their actions. POLITICO reports: The...
  • Protecting US Security Personnel: Where the Benghazi and Plame Scandals Connect

    05/07/2014 12:43:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Austin Bay
    Partisan political advantage, gained at the real or potential life-threatening expense of American personnel undertaking high-risk assignments, was the deep moral issue driving prosecutors in the 2005 Valerie Plame name exposure scandal. An even more disturbing and exploitative example of high-level Washington political operatives exposing low-level American field personnel to greater physical risk is the moral issue at the core of the on-going Benghazi scandal. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said national security concerns drove his pursuit of Bush Administration officials involved in exposing Plame's status as a covert CIA agent. For Fitzgerald, Plame's precise operational status at the time her...
  • Gowdy exposes media's complicity in Benghazi cover-up

    05/07/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT · by ru4liberty · 7 replies
    Brief press conference from last year when Trey Gowdy indicted the media for their failure in covering the Benghazi attack. Worth a watch. BTW, out of curiosity ... how many of us are motivated to post our complaints about the media here on FR or complain in conversations with others about the feckless media, yet never write letters* or emails or make phone calls to the media to call them out for abrogation of journalistic duty? Can we help stir up some sense of responsibility to inform the public if we constantly nudge them? *Personally, I think a letter is...
  • ‘Pervert’ Democrat makes Benghazi masturbation joke … yes, you just read that

    05/07/2014 11:38:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/7/14 | Twitchy Staff
    Just when you thought the Democrats’ callousness couldn’t get any worse, a Mississippi congressional candidate reaches a new low. Trish Causey, running for the Democrat nomination in MS-4, thought making a “National Masturbation Month” joke about murdered diplomats and Navy Seals was a good campaign move.
  • Jon Stewart demonizes conservatives over Benghazi, water remains wet

    05/07/2014 12:14:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | May 7, 2014 | Eric Golub
    NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 — The announcement of a select committee to investigate Benghazi has liberals panicked. The walls are closing in as the truth slowly comes out. Top Obama assistant Ben Rhodes was recently caught advising Democrats on how to blame Benghazi on an internet video rather than a policy failure. Covering President Obama’s hindquarters weeks before his reelection took precedence over the truth. With dogged prosecutor Congressman Trey Gowdy leading the select committee, Democrats are expected to get meaner, nastier and more defiant in an attempt to discredit the committee and save Obama and Hillary Clinton. The...
  • Dems weigh options on Benghazi panel

    05/07/2014 9:50:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    House Democrats are still weighing their options about whether to participate in a special probe into the deadly 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, party leaders said Wednesday. Following a closed-door meeting of the Democratic Caucus Wednesday morning, the leaders said they're awaiting Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) response to requested changes to the panel before they'll decide whether to participate. "We'll wait for a written response from the Speaker's office, and we in the leadership, in consultation with our members, will make a decision going forward as to how we'll deal with this," said Rep. Joe...
  • Police investigate threats against Trey Gowdy

    05/06/2014 1:52:37 PM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | May 6, 2014 | LAUREN FRENCH
    The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating threatening emails against Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican recently tapped to lead a special panel probing the Benghazi terrorist attacks. The investigation comes after POLITICO reporters and journalists at other outlets received two emails on Tuesday warning that Gowdy would be harmed because of his role in investigating the 2012 attacks.
  • Pelosi demands equal Dem/Repub Split for Select Committee

    05/06/2014 1:28:35 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 6th, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Good luck with that. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi faces pressure from all sides in regard to the newly-launched select committee to investigate Benghazi. Participating would legitimize the results, while boycotting it might open up Democrats to attacks on their concern for diplomatic personnel abroad, four of whom were killed in the attack on September 11, 2012, and leave administration officials no way to set the narrative through the friendly questioning of Democrats on the panel during public hearings. Pelosi hedged in the direction of participation by demanding an equal number of seats on the committee:
  • Trey Gowdy threatened with harm; Capitol Police kick off ‘active, open investigation’

    05/07/2014 11:24:48 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Capitol Hill police are investigating emailed threats to Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina congressman tabbed to head a special panel to probe the White House’s response to the Benghazi terrorist attacks. Politico reporters and journalists at other news outlets say they’ve received at least two emails that threaten harm to Mr. Gowdy due directly to his leading role on the panel. Capitol Police refused to comment on the actual threats, except to say that “an active, open investigation” has been launched, Politico reported.
  • Democrats Prepare to Throw Temper Tantrums Over Benghazi Select Committee

    05/07/2014 7:50:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late yesterday House Speaker John Boehner announced the new Benghazi select committee will include seven Republicans and five Democrats. Because Republicans are the majority party in the House, they have also been appointed the majority on the committee. Before the partisan count was announced, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demanded the committee be split evenly between Republicans and Democrats, despite giving very little attention to Republicans during her time as Speaker in the majority. Now, even after being denied the same number of seats as Republicans on the panel because Democrats are in the minority, Pelosi is again asking for more...
  • Not In The News Weak

    05/07/2014 7:34:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-7-2014 | MOTUS
    A brief recap of what is/is not considered “news” in the MSM this week: News: the Whitehouse report on “Climate Change.” Because the religion of global warming has determined that floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, extreme heat, extreme cold, etc. etc. can be stopped by imposing new fuel standards and energy taxes on the American public while China and India proceed to build new coal fired plants. Whatever happened to the separation of Church and State? The Algore Church of Inconvenient Truths Not-News: The formation of a House Special Committee to investigate Benghazi even though it’s only the second to be formed...
  • The Benghazi Committee

    05/07/2014 4:58:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    The selection of Congressman Trey Gowdy as Chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi by House Speaker John Boehner was the best act of the Speaker in this Congress. Gowdy has impressed most fair observers with his preparation for prior Benghazi hearings, his careful questioning, his command of the facts and his approach to witnesses --allowing them to answer questions rather than eating up time with showboating. An experienced former state district attorney as well as a federal prosecutor for a half dozen years, Gowdy knows how to put together a case and how to assemble and mange a team....
  • Gowdy: Boehner Told Me to 'Get to the Bottom of Benghazi'

    05/06/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 06 May 2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    House Speaker John Boehner instructed Rep. Trey Gowdy to "get to the bottom of Benghazi" after naming him to head an investigation into the attack, the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday. Boehner appointed Gowdy on Monday to head a House select committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack where four Americans died. Story continues below video.
  • Trey Gowdy, not your father’s investigation committee chairman

    05/06/2014 9:33:18 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 5, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Gowdy breaks the mold for chairman of a big ticket investigative committee. The typical chairman is a stern but somewhat subdued father figure — think Sen. Inouye of Iran Contra fame — or a venerable, or at least folksy, grandfather figure — think Sen. Ervin of Watergate fame. The old-fashioned chairman may press witnesses, but will leave the true attack dog stuff to counsel or colleagues. Gowdy won’t cut it as a father or grandfather figure and he will be neither subdued nor folksy. He will likely be his own attack dog.
  • Dems Unite To Deny Benghazi Dead Final Justice

    05/06/2014 9:05:41 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 6, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: A Democratic member of the House intelligence committee called Sunday for his party to boycott the newly announced select committee that will probe the Benghazi terrorist attacks, calling it "a colossal waste of time." Almost as soon as "Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi" had fallen from the lips of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — a reprise of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "What difference at this point does it make?" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" that he thinks the planned select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack is a "colossal waste...
  • New Dem Benghazi strategy floated: boycott Select Committee

    05/05/2014 11:08:00 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has unveiled the latest desperation tactic of the Democrats as the Benghazi scandal cover-up comes into clearer focus. Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, he suggested that Democrats should boycott the Select Committee hearings under Rep. Trey Gowdy’s chairmanship. Fox News: The call for a boycott was made earlier by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., during an interview on "Fox News Sunday." He was responding to House Speaker John Boehner's announcement Friday that the House would vote on a select committee to investigate Benghazi. The congressman said Democrats should not give the select committee more "credibility" by joining,...
  • Mission Improbable: Trey Gowdy gets into Benghazi

    05/04/2014 9:58:23 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-4-2014 | John Bresnahan, Lauren French and Jake Sherman
    Mission Improbable: Trey Gowdy gets into Benghazi By: John Bresnahan and Lauren French and Jake Sherman May 4, 2014 04:44 PM EDT Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans have decided to create a select committee to expand their investigation into the Benghazi attacks. Beyond that, nothing is settled. In fact, Republicans may be going on something of a mission improbable to yield new information and turn up new clues in a wide-ranging probe that has already spanned 13 hearings, 25,000 pages of documents and 50 briefings. There are questions about what the select committee will set out to do and...
  • Boehner taps Gowdy to lead Benghazi select committee

    05/05/2014 11:18:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2014 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has named Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), a second-term Republican and former federal prosecutor, to head a new House select committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. Gowdy was the preferred choice of Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to take on what will be a high-profile assignment for the GOP over the next several months. The deep-voiced South Carolinian is known for his prosecutorial style in questioning witnesses at hearings as well as his impassioned floor speeches. “Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come,”...