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  • (2009) Obama consultants land abroad

    03/07/2017 9:32:30 PM PST · by Ray76 · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov 18, 2009 | Ben Smith and Kenneth P. Vogel
    The firm headed by Hillary Clinton’s former chief strategist, Mark Penn, is helping run incumbent President Victor Yushchenko’s campaign. Meanwhile Paul Manafort, whose firm worked on Republican John McCain’s losing effort, and Tad Devine, a top strategist on the Democratic presidential campaigns of Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004, are consulting for Victor Yanukovych, the pro-Russian frontrunner in the polls.
  • Bank scam con may rattle Kerry closet

    07/30/2004 6:15:08 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 66 replies · 4,583+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, July 30, 2004 | David R. Guarino
    As John F. Kerry tries to bounce out of Boston and into a decisive fall campaign lead, a skeleton from the past will slink out of jail - possibly looking to score headlines and undercut the new nominee. David Paul, a central figure in a 1980s savings and loan scandal, is set to be sprung from a halfway house in Miami Sunday - a decade after his conviction on 97 counts of banking fraud. TV news outlets are scrambling to line up the first interview, hopeful the long-silent Paul might spill some beans about his close fund-raising ties to Kerry...
  • Iran violating U.S. deal with secret nukes research, opposition group says

    04/21/2017 8:41:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Iran is cheating on its historical deal with the U.S. by secretly conducting research into nuclear weapons components such as bomb triggers and enriched uranium, the main Iranian opposition group said Friday. The regime is doing engineering and weaponization testing at a walled military complex south of Tehran, a location which Iran has declared off-limits to inspectors, said the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its main operational arm, the People’s Mujaheddin of Iran (MEK).
  • Obama official: 'We always knew' Assad kept some chemical weapons

    04/09/2017 3:42:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 9, 2017 | Sarah Westwood
    A former Obama official acknowledged Sunday that the U.S. "always knew" an agreement with Syrian President Bashar Assad did not clear all chemical weapons out of Syria, despite the fact that the administration touted the deal as an unequivocal success at the time. "We always knew we had not gotten everything, that the Syrians had not been fully forthcoming in their declaration," Tony Blinken, a former deputy secretary of state and former deputy national security adviser under Barack Obama, told the New York Times.
  • John Kerry urges world leaders to 'speak out' on Syria's chemical weapons ahead of UN meeting [2013]

    04/06/2017 2:06:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC Online ^ | September 19, 2013 | ABC/AFP
    United States secretary of state John Kerry has mocked the notion that Syrian rebels were responsible for last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus. He has called on all United Nations member nations to "stand up and speak out" on Syria's chemical weapons at the upcoming General Assembly. "The world can decide whether it was used by the regime which has used chemical weapons before, or whether the opposition secretly went unnoticed into territory they don't control, to fire rockets that they don't have, containing Sarin that they don't possess, to kill their own people," he said. "I would say...
  • PolitiFact Retracts ‘Mostly True’ Ruling That U.S. Removed ‘100 Percent’ of Syria’s Chemical Weapons

    04/06/2017 12:55:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 6, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Fact-checking website PolitiFact on Wednesday retracted a 2014 article that found it "Mostly True" the Obama administration helped broker a deal that successfully removed "100 percent" of chemical weapons from Syria. "We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out," then-Secretary of State John Kerry said on NBC's "Meet the Press" in July 2014.
  • The NY Times McCain Hit-Piece: the key is Weaver

    02/21/2008 12:06:32 PM PST · by WL-law · 18 replies · 160+ views
    self | 2-21-08 | WL-Law
    Claims that the charges against McCain are “unsourced” leave out one source that is prominently mentioned: John Weaver.So – who is he, and can he be believed? I recall that Weaver’s name was directly associated with the stories, delivered to the press in the 2004 Bush-Kerry contest, that McCain was flirting with an offer floated by Kerry to become Kerry’s running mate. In the retelling of that story by the Kerry people, the person who is square in the middle of the discussions and negotiations was -- John Weaver. When McCain’s campaign was imploding, back in the fall 07, because...
  • Trump Administration Kills GITMO Detainee Released by Barack Obama

    03/16/2017 10:47:32 AM PDT · by Fedora · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/06/2017 | Justin Holcomb
    An airstrike authorized by the Trump administration against an al Queda outpost in Yemen has killed a former detainee from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba who was released in 2009."We can confirm the death of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Yasir al Silmi," said Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.This means that President Donald Trump has killed a foreign combatant that was released under the authority of Barack Obama. . .
  • Negotiator: US Peace Talks Failed Due to Palestinian Demands, Kerry’s Approach

    03/09/2017 4:36:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-6-17 | Rafael Medoff
    The 2013-2014 round of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations failed because the Palestinian Authority (PA) responded to each Israeli concession with new demands and the Obama administration kept taking the Palestinians’ side, according to a veteran Israeli negotiator. Brigadier-General (ret.) Michael Herzog, a member of various Israeli negotiating teams since 1993, disclosed previously unknown details about the peace talks in an essay for the American Interest on February 27. Herzog disputed claims by former State Department envoy Martin Indyk that Israeli housing construction was the main reason the talks failed. “I doubt that even a full settlement freeze would have salvaged these...
  • John Kerry joins Carnegie think tank

    03/02/2017 1:58:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2017 | By Guy Taylor
    Former Secretary of State John F. Kerry has joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as its “inaugural visiting distinguished statesman, the global think tank said Wednesday. Mr. Kerry, who served as America’s top diplomat from early 2013 through the end of the Obama administration in January of this year, will focus on “conflict resolution and global environmental challenges,” the endowment said in a statement. Mr. Kerry, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who served for nearly three decades in Congress as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, is expected to use to post to continue pushing his legacy as an advocate...
  • FLASHBACK: Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media (re. Echo Chamber)

    12/12/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by maggief · 3 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2016 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets. The Ploughshares Fund's mission is to "build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world's nuclear stockpiles," one that dovetails with President Barack Obama's arms control efforts. But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the Iran agreement got more...
  • Town Hall Project Founded By Former Clinton Staffer

    02/22/2017 7:22:13 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 22, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    A group serving as a central hub of information for congressional town halls was founded by a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer and its parent company is located at the same address as an organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros. Democrats have insisted that recent town hall outbursts against Republican politicians occurred organically, likening them to the Tea Party, while President Donald Trump yesterday tweeted that the "so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous occasions, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!" The Town Hall Project, a group that serves as a one-stop shop...
  • Yale hires Kerry: Those who can't do...

    02/17/2017 2:32:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    the former secretary of state "will supervise the new school's Kerry Initiative as a distinguished fellow for global affairs," where he's set to teach a seminar next school year. Per Yale's description, Kerry will supervise, "an interdisciplinary program that will tackle pressing global challenges." . . . Now, Yale says, Kerry will work with researchers "on issues including climate change, global economic development, authoritarian populism and violent extremism."
  • John Kerry 'hasn't ruled anything in or anything out' for 2020 run

    02/16/2017 6:25:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 76 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 16, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry has not ruled out running for president again in 2020, according to a new interview. The 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, who lost to George W. Bush, is suggesting he could be up for potentially running against President Trump.
  • Democrats find accord on war bill

    03/26/2007 10:01:37 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 4 replies · 307+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Mar. 23, 2007 | Jonathan Weisman
    "..To many in the anti-Iraq war movement, the liberal opposition to the bill was as maddening as it was mystifying. ?You really have two options here: One is that you can vote for a change of course here and say we?re going to find a way out of Iraq, or, two, you can vote against it and hand George Bush a victory,? said Jon Soltz, an Iraq war veteran and co-founder of the anti-Iraq war VoteVets.org . ?It doesn?t make sense to me. George Bush got us into the war. They have challenged him on everything. Why would they give...
  • This new Obamacare support ad challenges President Donald Trump to 'act like' a legitimate president

    02/06/2017 1:48:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | Feb. 6, 2017 | Dan Mangan
    A new TV ad featuring a disabled military veteran blasts President Donald Trump for seeking to repeal Obamacare and for imposing a travel ban that primarily affects Muslims. "You want to be a legitimate president, sir? Then act like one," says the veteran, who according to the ad's sponsor is a Marine who lost a leg while on patrol in Afghanistan. The ad aired for the first time Monday on MSNBC's show "Morning Joe" — which Trump is known to avidly watch — and was produced by the progressive veterans group VoteVets. It lasts just 30 seconds. But in that...
  • IRS lawyer in D.C. charged in methamphetamine conspiracy

    02/01/2017 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/17 | Spencer S. Hsu
    An attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s professional standards office in Washington has been charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, U.S. prosecutors said. Jack Vitayanon, 41, an IRS attorney since 2012 allegedly participated in a meth ring with others in Arizona and on Long Island between about September 2014 and January, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday. Public records show Vitayanon living in the U Street corridor. In the criminal complaint, prosecutors noted that during one alleged transaction, Vitayanon directed a buyer to make a cash deposit of $1,650 to...
  • The Inside Story of How John Kerry Secretly Lobbied to Get CAIR Removed From UAE's Terror ... List

    01/19/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 1/19/17 | Steven Emerson
    On Nov. 16, 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took the unusual step of designating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim American Society (MAS) – as terrorist organizations.They were among 83 groups named for their connections to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.This outraged CAIR officials, who immediately began efforts to get their organization removed from the list. They found a powerful ally in Secretary of State John Kerry, who authorized State Department officials to meet regularly with UAE officials to lobbying on behalf of CAIR and MAS .CAIR already had a sympathetic ear in the Obama administration, including...
  • Kerry not attending inauguration, official says

    01/18/2017 11:08:17 AM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    msn.com ^ | 1/18/17 | foxnews
    Add Secretary of State John Kerry to list of those skipping the inauguration Friday. A State Department official confirmed to Fox News that the outgoing chief diplomat “will not attend the inauguration.” The official did not give a reason.
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry to Skip Trump Inauguration

    01/18/2017 10:48:37 AM PST · by seanmerc · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 18 Jan 17 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Secretary of State John Kerry won't be attending President-elect Trump's inauguration on Friday, according to the State Department. "The secretary will not attend the inauguration," a State Department official told the Washington Examiner. The official had no comment on why Kerry wouldn't attend.