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  • DOJ Pardon Atty. Quits as Obama Plans to Free Thousands of Drug Convicts

    04/24/2014 1:42:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Aprilt 24, 2014
    As President Obama prepares to use his executive power to release thousands of felons (serving time under “racist” drug sentences) the Justice Department’s top official in charge of pardons quits rather than let criminals out of jail. At least someone at the agency charged with enforcing the law and providing federal leadership in controlling crime, has some scruples. Of course, the official statement on the abrupt resignation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Pardon Attorney, Ron Rodgers, is that he suddenly requested reassignment after heading the division for six years. One newswire story quotes a DOJ Deputy Attorney General saying...
  • Despite US court ruling, ‘Jerusalem’ not likely to be on American passports

    04/23/2014 2:42:02 AM PDT · by zoharm · 4 replies
    US to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt
  • US Supreme Court to Decide on Jerusalem’s Status

    04/21/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 4/21/2014, 8:00 PM | (AFP and Arutz Sheva staff)
    The US Supreme Court Monday decided to hear the case of an American born in Jerusalem, once again taking up the sensitive issue of the status of the contested city, according to AFP. The justices will hear arguments in the case in the fall before deciding on the constitutionality of a 2002 law that directs the State Department to give Israel as the country of birth in passports of Americans born in Jerusalem. At the center of the struggle between the Congress and the presidency is Menachem Zivotofsky, who was born in Jerusalem in 2002 to two American parents. …
  • Muslim Cab Drivers Quit Over Cleveland’s Gay Games Promo

    04/14/2014 7:20:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Outlook Columbus ^ | 04/14/2014
    Some Cleveland taxi drivers are dropping out of a dedicated cab service at the city’s airport because they don’t want to drive vehicles with signs promoting the upcoming Gay Games.WOIO-TV in Cleveland reported that at least 17 drivers have refused to drive cabs with Gay Games signs. Most of the drivers are Muslim and have cited religious objections, the station said.Cleveland Hopkins International Airport hosts a dedicated service in which three local cab companies use special vehicles and preset rates.According to the airport website, the drivers who participate in the service receive “enhanced customer-service training.”Gay Games Executive Director Tom Nobbe...
  • Both at Home and Abroad, Obama’s Presidency is Floundering

    04/20/2014 8:40:44 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr 19, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is getting a number of critical report cards on his foreign and domestic policies lately. Here at home, Janet Yellen, in her first monetary policy address as the head of the Federal Reserve Board, said the labor markets were still weak, and that it will likely take two years or more before the U.S. fully recovers from its recession. Ouch. If Yellen's forecast proves right, this means it will have taken Obama's administration nearly eight years to lift our economy out of its long and painful lethargy.
  • Gas Prices Hit 13-Month Highs, Prompt Macro Concerns

    04/20/2014 3:42:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/20/14 | tyler durden
    At $3.67, US Regular gasoline prices are their highest since March 2013 having risen over 12% (40c) in the last 2 months. This must be great news, right? It must mean world demand is picking up and driving up prices of crude oil as global trade soars (amid a collapsing Baltic Dry and decelerating Chinese growth). This can't be related to "war premia" right? - as we noted here - because stocks (which always know best) have discounted all this tomfoolery. However, as the following chart shows, each time gas prices have surged up toards the Maginot Line of $3.80,...
  • Sources: White House deliberately leaked photo of ill Saudi King with breathing tube

    04/20/2014 1:53:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 4/20/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The United States is said to have disclosed that Saudi King Abdullah was dying. (Snip) The sources said the photograph was taken by White House personnel during Obama’s meeting with the Saudi king outside Riyad on March 28.“The Saudis specifically did not want any photograph that showed Abdullah with the tube,” a source said. “But there was a White House photographer that took the picture for what he said was history.” The photograph was said to have been relayed to members of the White House press corps. Within a day, an image of the Saudi king with the...
  • Black GA Legislators Sue to Dissolve ‘Super-Majority White Cities’

    03/29/2011 4:47:17 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 Mar 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Georgia seeking to dissolve the city charters of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton and Chattahoochee Hills. Further, the lawmakers, joined by civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery, aim to dash any hopes of a Milton County. The lawsuit, filed in a North Georgia U.S. District Court Monday, claims that the state circumvented the normal legislative process and set aside its own criteria when creating the “super-majority white ” cities within Fulton and DeKalb counties. The result, it argues, is to dilute...
  • MSNBC host debates Michele Fiore on Bundy ranch. Does not fare well.

    04/19/2014 2:31:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 19, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This story comes to us courtesy of The Right Scoop. (Which makes sense since I don’t watch any of the cable news evening lineup and haven’t seen Chris Hayes on the small screen in ages.) While people gathered at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in protest of the BLM’s handling of affairs there, the protesters were joined by Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore. This prompted MSNBC host Hayes to interview her, and the Scoop captures the video for us. Let’s just say that Fiore wasn’t about to have the conversation steered to any Left side talking points.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Hayes tries his very best to...
  • Obama: ‘Political Spite’ Motivating States to Refuse Medicaid Expansion

    04/19/2014 12:32:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 18, 2014 - 8:36 AM | Susan Jones
    Republicans “still can’t bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama told a news conference on Thursday. He also took aim at states that have not expanded their Medicaid programs:“This does frustrate me—states that have chosen not to expand Medicaid for no other reason than political spite. You got 5 million people who could be having health insurance right now at no cost to these states—zero cost to these states—other than ideological reasons they have chosen not to provide health insurance for their citizens.”But some governors, pointing to President Obama’s own broken promises, simply don't...
  • Sig Sauer Lawsuit Against ATF Muzzle Brake/Silencer Ruling has Merit

    04/18/2014 9:55:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from the ATF letter.  Sig Sauer never contended that the muzzle brake would not function as part of a gun muffler/silencer/suppressor Sig Sauer, Inc., the well respected firearms manufacturer, has filed suit against  B. Todd Jones as the Director of the ATF for ruling that the muzzle brake that they submitted for evaluation is "a part intended only for use in the assembly or fabrication of a silencer and therefore is a silencer..."  as defined in U.S. statutes.   The case document can be read here.  It is nine pages long, and makes a fascinating read. Sig Sauer Inc.,...
  • Obama Stumbling in Asia, Underestimating Putin, Turning the Middle East Over to the Terrorists

    04/18/2014 12:23:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama is getting a number of critical report cards about his foreign and domestic policies lately -- signs that America is tiring of his presidency. Here at home, Janet Yellen, in her first monetary policy address as the head of the Federal Reserve Board, said the labor markets were still weak, and that it will likely take two years or more before the U.S. fully recovers from its recession. Ouch. If Yellen's forecast proves right, this means it will have taken Obama's administration nearly eight years to lift our economy out of its long and painful lethargy....
  • Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!!

    03/23/2009 3:50:07 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 32 replies · 2,302+ views
    Dr Bulldog ^ | 3/23/09 | Dr Bulldog
    Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!! This is some freakin’ Orwellian stuff! If this bill goes through and gives power to Obama to control the Internet, you can rest assured that conservative bloggers and websites will be shut down left and right! Post a link to this article wherever you visit today and email it to everyone you know! This is war!!! A bill to shift cybersecurity to White House by Stephanie Condon - news.cnet.com Forthcoming legislation would wrest cybersecurity responsibilities from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and transfer them to the White House, a proposed...
  • Senate Wants Presidential Control of the Internet

    08/28/2009 7:53:27 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 15 replies · 655+ views
    Dahota Voice ^ | 8/28/9 | Bob Ellis
    The power-grabs from this Constitutionally-belligerent liberal government just keep rolling. Taking over huge sections of the banking industry wasn’t enough. Taking over the auto industry wasn’t enough. Taking over the energy industry wasn’t enough. Taking over the health care industry still wasn’t enough. Now they want to take control of the entire internet.
  • Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won´t enforce it

    04/18/2014 4:35:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 4/18/14 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress's concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation," Obama said in his signing statement. "Nevertheless, as President...
  • Labor supporting Media Matters not super-keen on SEIU unionizing its employees

    04/18/2014 6:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    One for the hypocrisy hall of fame: Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA’s staff through a Card Check election.A filing with the NLRB does not necessarily mean that the union and management are in direct confrontation. For example, although Volkswagen tacitly backed the United Auto Workers’ recent effort to organize its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, the company still...
  • In Playing the Race Card, Obama Pulls a Joker

    04/17/2014 9:55:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | John Kass
    It was disappointing the other day to see President Barack Obama embracing the vulgar race hustler Al Sharpton. President Obama once eloquently confronted race in a memorable speech in Philadelphia in 2008. That speech was remarkable and honest and, to borrow a favorite word of the political left that still fawns over him, it was nuanced. But there was nothing particularly remarkable about Obama standing next to the preening Sharpton, speaking in New York to his National Action Network. Except that Obama expertly used a message of victimization to begin energizing black voters, who provide the electoral foundation for the...
  • Casualty of Coal: One of Two Major Coal-Fired Electric Plants to Close

    04/17/2014 5:41:07 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 23 replies
    SHAMOKIN DAN — The plant in Shamokin Dam once produced enough electricity to power a city three times the size of Scranton. It is 65 years old, but few here thought the facility known as the Sunbury Steam Plant would be forced into retirement. “It’s sad to see it close down,” said Robert Hoffman of Sunbury. “The plant`s been there since I can remember. As a matter of fact when i was in high school we toured that plant.” “Since they put stack reclaimers on it, its been a fairly clean plant,” added Ed Quiggle of Shamokin Dam Sunbury Generation...
  • New Common Core Kid’s Book Depicts White Racists Who Wouldn’t Vote For Obama

    04/14/2014 3:19:10 PM PDT · by Jean S · 53 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 4/14/14 | Austin Petersen
    A children’s book that is part of the Common Core curriculum portrays white voters as racists who would never vote for Obama for president. The book called, “Barack Obama,” says: “Some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president,” the book reads. This is in spite of the fact that millions of whites voted for the sitting president. Follow TLR on Google+ Common Core’s implementation has gotten off to a rocky start. States like Indiana have opted out of the unified...
  • Suspected illegal immigrants arrested at Mass. flight school

    11/08/2010 12:52:48 AM PST · by South40 · 26 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 11/5/2010 | Jade Walker
    Federal authorities have arrested 34 suspected illegal immigrants who've been attending a flight school in Stow, Mass., The Boston Globe reported. Strict security controls put into place after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks ban illegal immigrants from taking flight lessons and require background checks on all foreigners training to fly in the United States. Thiago DeJesus, the owner of the TJ Aviation Flight Academy at Minute Man Air Field near Boston, was among those arrested in the sting. A Brazilian immigrant and licensed pilot, DeJesus was charged in July with being in the U.S. illegally, but continued to give...
  • Hollywood producer heard Bill Clinton say Obama ineligible

    04/02/2012 8:03:26 PM PDT · by Kukai · 74 replies
    WND ^ | April 1, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A successful Hollywood producer who had an insider’s view of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign claims she heard Bill Clinton say that Barack Obama is not eligible to be president. Bettina Viviano – who started her own film production company in 1990 after serving as vice president of production for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment – told WND that it was common knowledge among delegates committed to Hillary that the Clintons believed Obama was constitutionally ineligible and that Bill Clinton would eventually disclose his belief to the public. The Clintons were the original “birthers,” Viviano told WND in an interview in...
  • How Obama's Justice Department Selectively Blocks Mergers By Republican CEOs

    04/14/2014 10:02:50 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/2014 | Kerri Toloczko
    Like all mergers, the proposed $45.2 billion Comcast CMCSA +1.67% merger with Time Warner Cable TWC +1.3%—the largest and second largest cable providers in the nation—has its advocates and critics. There are certainly important questions about what impact the merger would have on consumers—but there are equally significant issues associated with the highly politicized approval process. The Obama Department of Justice, led by Eric Holder, must review the merger and decide whether to approve or block it. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration and Justice Department have a long track record of pushing the rule of law aside and making decisions based...
  • Were Republican-owned GM dealerships targeted for closure in 2010? (Video)

    05/17/2013 10:46:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 5/17/13
    Two members of Congress are asking if the Treasury Department disproportionately targeted more Republican or conservative owned auto dealerships during the government-lead restructuring of General Motors in 2009. Breitbart.com reported today that Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Jim Renacci (R-OH) released a letter asking Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to release documents regarding the process and methodology that determined which GM dealerships were closed. GM was loaned $50 million by Congress as part of the restructuring included consolidating dealerships and closing some of the under-performing GM dealerships. In 2009 and 2010 there were several reports in the press raising the question whether...
  • Were Republicans Targeted in GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures?

    05/28/2013 9:10:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 28, 2013 | Mark Modica
    The IRS scandal that revealed targeting of conservative groups by the Treasury Department has reopened speculation that the Obama-orchestrated auto bailouts unfairly targeted Republican-leaning dealerships for closure. Republican Congressmen Mike Kelly (PA) and Jim Renacci (OH) have penned a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew requesting documentation so that an investigation can determine what criteria was used to shutter dealers that appear to have had one thing in common: their political affiliations. The outrageous behavior of the IRS in targeting non-profit organizations with conservative roots, like the Tea Party, for extra scrutiny came at around the same time that General...
  • House reverses Obama on car dealerships - they remain open

    07/19/2009 6:00:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies · 4,377+ views
    The Philadelphia Examiner ^ | July 18, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    It seems Obama's star power is fading rapidly. The Treasury Appropriations bill was passed 219-209 yesterday in the House. The roll call shows that the 219 is 215 dems and 4 pubs. Tucked away in the bill is a provision that is a bit of extortion: No money can be used to obtain a financial ownership in any car manufacturer if that manufacturer deprives a car dealer of its economic right under its dealer agreement. Thump! The Cleveland Plain Dealer summarizes: "The measure would overturn bankruptcy court decisions to shutter 789 Chrysler dealers and more than 2,000 GM dealers. In...
  • UNBELIEVABLE STENCH OF OBA-HUSSEIN CORRUPTION BECOMING UNBEARABLE!

    09/20/2009 11:44:37 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 76 replies · 2,784+ views
    antimullah ^ | 9/20/09 | antimullah
    This is unbelievable. ACORN - JUST THE TIP OF THE ROTTING FLESH STINK OF THE CHICAGO STYLE ICEBERG MAN-CHILD, NEOPHYTE OBA-HUSSEIN HAS TRIED TO CONCEAL IN WASHINGTON. BTW - After Russia refuses to support his request to help him with islamic iran, he STILL caves and sends senior emissaries to kill off the missile defense shield planned for Poland and Czechoslovakia to intercept Iranian missiles but grumbled about by Russia! What a leader! (not!) If the lapdog Media did its job, this could be a scandal of epic proportions and one that makes Nixon's Watergate or Clinton 's Monica Lewinsky...
  • Closed Chrysler dealers to drive Obama's eligibility

    12/09/2009 1:42:33 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 69 replies · 2,890+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 08, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Two lawyers have joined forces to assemble a case challenging in U.S. bankruptcy court the federal government's use of Troubled Asset Relief Program funds to bail out Chrysler and in doing so may have created a scenario that finally will bring to a head the issue of Barack Obama's eligibility to be president. The attorneys are Leo Donofrio, who has launched cases directly challenging Obama's eligibility, and Stephen Pidgeon, who also has worked on the issue. Their new case questions the authority by which the federal government and administration officials intervened in the auto industry, specifically allocating some $8 billion-plus...
  • Turnout in Mind, Obama Cites Voting Rights "Threat"

    04/12/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 12, 2014 | By Alexis Simendinger
    Among the many political messages that resonate in the African-American community, President Obama knows that calls to protect voting rights will rouse many of his most loyal supporters. In an election year in which fairness and equity are Democratic themes, and motivating the party’s base is essential by November, Obama on Friday expressed alarm about rights threatened and justice denied, stirring 1,600 people packed inside a New York City ballroom to stand and cheer.
  • Dems label foes ‘un-American’

    04/12/2014 6:34:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Dems label foes ‘un-American’ By Niall Stanage - 04/12/14 06:00 AM EDT Liberals have lately been employing a political term of abuse that was once mainly a weapon of the right. Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser on Wednesday in Houston, President Obama described laws that he said restrict voting rights as “un-American.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) earlier this year described conservative activist billionaires Charles and David Koch as “un-American.” And amid a rambunctious meeting of the House Oversight Committee last month, the panel's top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) described the conduct of his Republican counterparts led by...
  • Voter Fraud: The Left's Tool For Social Justice

    04/12/2014 5:39:29 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Why did Democrats applaud the loathsome community organizer Melowese Richardson, a freshly released, unrepentant voter fraud felon, at a recent "voting rights" rally in Ohio? Because, like Richardson, they believe they are entitled to vote more than once against a system they see as unjust. Some serial voters do what they do in order to exact revenge against a society they feel did them or their ancestors wrong. Richardson is far from alone. Double-voting is distressingly common. Many leftists have contempt for the electoral process because they don’t believe in the electoral system as it is constituted in capitalist America....
  • Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US

    04/12/2014 5:32:49 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 56 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN
    NEW YORK (AP) — In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities. "The stark, simple truth is this: The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago," Obama said in a fiery speech at civil rights activist and television talk host Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference. Obama waded...
  • Israeli Settlement Plan Derailed Peace Talks, Kerry Says

    04/08/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/8/14 | MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Israel’s announcement of 700 new apartments for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem precipitated the bitter impasse in peace negotiations last week between Israel and the Palestinians. While Mr. Kerry said both sides bore responsibility for “unhelpful” actions, he noted that the publication of tenders for housing units came four days after a deadline passed for Israel to release Palestinian prisoners and complicated Israel’s own deliberations over whether to extend the talks. “Poof, that was sort of the moment,” Mr. Kerry said in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Still,...
  • Israel 'gave US the finger' in peace talks, MK says

    04/08/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/8/14 | Marissa Newman
    Rather than make bold decisions conducive to peace, the government continues to “give the US the finger” with regard to talks with the Palestinians, Meretz MK Zahava Gal-on charged on Tuesday, reacting to statements by Secretary of State John Kerry that ascribed much of the blame for the present impasse to Israel. Kerry’s statements “are further proof that the extreme rightist… coalition has no interests in reaching an agreement, but rather is dragging out the negotiations and endangering Israel’s existential interests,” she said. “Instead of making courageous decisions, this bad government continued to give the US the finger,” she added....
  • John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

    04/08/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’ By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 4:03pm Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing. While the purpose of Tuesday’s hearing was to pick through the State Department’s budget, it was Kerry’s record that came under scrutiny as his old colleagues on the committee accused him of taking on too many responsibilities with too few results. “I think you’re about to hit the trifecta,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,...
  • The Dissing of the President

    04/01/2014 10:02:23 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/31/2014 | Bret Stephens
    I've never liked the word diss—not as a verb, much less as a noun. But watching the Obama administration get the diss treatment the world over, week-in, week-out, I'm beginning to see its uses. Diss: On Sunday, Bloomberg reported that Hasan Rouhani named Hamid Aboutalebi to serve as the ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Rouhani is the Iranian president the West keeps insisting is a "moderate," mounting evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. Mr. Aboutalebi was one of the students who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. Here's the kicker: The State Department—the very institution whose diplomats were...
  • Pollard-for-prisoners deal said offered by US to save peace talks

    03/26/2014 3:11:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/26/2014 | Staff
    The United States has proposed freeing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in a trade-off deal in which Israel would agree to proceed with the next round of prisoner releases, including Israeli Arab prisoners, and the Palestinian Authority would agreed to extend the current peace talks, Israel’s Army Radio reported Wednesday. It said the offer had been conveyed to Israel and the PA, but there was no official confirmation. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was quoted telling journalists accompanying Secretary of State John Kerry to a meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday morning that there were currently no plans to release...
  • US irate with Israeli defense minister comments

    03/19/2014 12:46:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2014 3:26 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    The Obama administration on Wednesday vented its anger at the Israeli defense minister’s public criticism of the U.S. and his personal insults of Secretary of State John Kerry. In a new sign of tension between top officials of the two allies as Washington tries to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program, Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest recent remarks by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. Yaalon this week accused the Obama administration of being weak on Iran and questioned its commitment to Israel’s security. Previously, Yaalon has criticized Kerry personally for...
  • Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas

    03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison
    As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation. In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill. "I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said. Cruz accused Reid of "using his...
  • Kerry: It's a Mistake for Israel to Demand Recognition

    03/13/2014 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    INN ^ | 3/13/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry thinks it is a “mistake” for Israel to demand that the Palestinian Authority (PA) recognize it as a Jewish state in order to achieve peace. “I think it's a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the decider of their attitude towards the possibility of a state and peace, and we've obviously made that clear," Kerry told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday, when asked to clarify the official position of the Obama administration on the issue, according to the Breitbart website. He further said that the...
  • John Kerry’s Empty Promises

    03/06/2014 3:13:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 6, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - John Kerry’s Empty PromisesPosted By Ari Lieberman On March 6, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 16 Comments Just days after his monomaniacal boss blindsided Israel with a scathing one-sided attack against the Jewish state, John Kerry assured a very skeptical AIPAC audience that he would not allow the West Bank to turn into another Gaza. Unfortunately, there is ample precedent to suggest that when it comes to Israel (or for that matter, Ukraine) international or U.S. assurances don’t amount to a hill of beans.In 1951, Egypt closed the Gulf of Eilat...
  • Obama’s Convoluted Priorities

    03/03/2014 4:01:39 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 3, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Convoluted PrioritiesPosted By Ari Lieberman On March 3, 2014 @ 12:23 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 13 Comments As President Obama greets world crisis after crisis with confused vacillation and impotence, a recent Gallup poll unsurprisingly suggests that Americans no longer believe that their president commands respect from foreign leaders. And why should they? The President’s foreign policy has proved to be an exercise in defeatist isolationism, where tyrants are appeased and allies are thrown to the wolves.In Ukraine, a nation where democracy advocates risk losing to the forces of extremism and where...
  • HUME: OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY UNDERGOING 'ACROSS-THE-BOARD SYSTEMS FAILURE,' 'IN DANGER OF COLLAPSE'

    04/09/2014 12:05:53 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” on Tuesday, network senior political analyst Brit Hume concurred with a statement Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had made earlier in the day about the failings of the President Barack Obama’s foreign policy under the direction of Secretary of State John Kerry. According to Hume, much of what the Obama administration had aimed to accomplish was reliant on Russia, which as of now has a relationship with the United States in disrepair.
  • Republican Jewish Coalition Blasts Kerry for Blaming Israel

    04/08/2014 8:36:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) strongly on Tuesday criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for placing the bulk of the blame on Israel for the stalled peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Kerry, who spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, “Israel didn't release the Palestinian prisoners on the day they were supposed to be freed, and another day passed, and another day, and then another 700 settlement units were announced in Jerusalem, and ‘poof’…that was sort of the moment.” In response, RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, “After almost nine months of negotiations, during which Israel...
  • (Jimmy) Carter Backs PA’s UN Move (Palestinian Authority)

    04/08/2014 8:33:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 4/8/2014, 5:44 AM | Elad Benari
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Monday expressed support for the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) move to seek membership in international organizations, reports the Ma’an news agency. “The decision by the Palestinians to exercise their right to join international organizations should not be seen as a blow to the peace talks,” Carter said in a statement. “I hope that, on the contrary, it will help to redress the power imbalance between Israelis and Palestinians, as we approach the 29 April deadline set by Secretary Kerry,” he added, according to Ma’an. …
  • Israel ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by Kerry’s Remarks on Peace Talks

    04/09/2014 6:02:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    nytimes ^ | 4/9/2014 | ISABEL KERSHNER
    In an unusually pointed rebuke of its ally, Israel said on Wednesday that it was “deeply disappointed” by Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks a day earlier that appeared to lay primary blame on Israel for the crisis in the American-brokered Middle East peace talks.
  • Moroccan arrested for bomb plot able to stay in US by lying to immigration officials

    04/08/2014 3:21:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/2014 | Caroline May
    The Moroccan man facing criminal charges for allegedly planning to use remote-control planes to bomb a university building and federal building was able to remain in the United States by lying to immigration officials.El Mehdi Semlali Fathi was able to avoid a final order of removal last year — after remaining in the country for seven years after his visa expired — by claiming a fear of persecution based on his political beliefs, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit.“There is probable cause to believe, and I do believe that FATHI’s application for withholding of removal status was obtained...
  • Democrats hope equal pay issue will mobilize women voters

    04/08/2014 3:35:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 8, 2014 | By Lindsay Wise and David Lightman
    A Democratic blitz this week for new orders and laws promising equal pay for women is a key agenda item the party hopes will boost turnout this fall among its most loyal voters. President Barack Obama signed two executive actions, which will bar federal contractors from retaliating against employees for comparing salaries and require contractors to report compensation data to the government by gender and race. A McClatchy analysis in January found that women employees at the White House make 91 cents for every dollar men make. The female share of the federal workforce also has declined under Obama, while...
  • Holder Claims DOJ Never Sought to End Louisiana Voucher Program

    04/08/2014 4:32:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/7/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Friday that the Justice Department (DOJ) never intended to stop the Louisiana school voucher program, despite his agency’s lawsuit that requested a permanent injunction against school choice scholarships.Under questioning before a House appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Andy Harris (R., Md.) got into a heated exchange after asking Holder if the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division was responsible for the lawsuit “against” the state’s scholarship program, which allows students to flee failing schools.“You buy into a premise that’s not correct,” Holder said. “That was not the division that was doing anything of that nature in Louisiana.”“We were...
  • Obama looks to close wage gap while paying female staffers less than men

    04/07/2014 7:40:13 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/06/2014 | Caroline May
    Despite advocates’ cheers about paycheck equity, the Obama White House has paid women less than men for years.
  • Team Obama wins fight to have Christian home-school family deported

    03/04/2014 4:35:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 03, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Uwe and Hannelore Romeike came to the United States in 2008 seeking political asylum. They fled their German homeland in the face of religious persecution for homeschooling their children. They wanted to live in a country where they could raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs. The Romeikes were initially given asylum, but the Obama administration objected – claiming that German laws that outlaw homeschooling do not constitute persecution. “The goal in Germany is for an open, pluralistic society,” the Justice Department wrote in a legal brief last year. “Teaching tolerance to children of all backgrounds helps to...