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  • State Department lawyers removing references to ISIS 'genocide' against Christians

    07/25/2017 2:55:38 PM PDT · by Hadean · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    Full title: State Department lawyers removing references to ISIS 'genocide' against Christians, other religious minorities The State Department's top lawyers are systematically removing the word "genocide" to describe the Islamic State's mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from speeches before they are delivered and other official documents, according to human rights activists and attorneys familiar with the policies. Additionally, Democratic senators are delaying confirmation of Mark Green, Trump's pick to head the U.S. Agency for International Development who has broad bipartisan support. These efforts guarantee that Obama-era policies that worked to exclude Iraq's...
  • George W Bush's man in Africa handed tough challenge by Donald Trump

    05/21/2017 9:24:56 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 May 2017 | Kate Hodal
    Mark Green, a former US ambassador to Tanzania, will need to see through huge funding cuts after receiving the presidential nod to lead USAid Donald Trump has achieved what could be seen as a first under his presidency: choosing someone to lead a government agency who has met with bipartisan approval. Trump has nominated Mark Green, a former congresssman and one-time US ambassador to Tanzania who has worked under both the Obama and George W Bush administrations, to lead the US Agency for International Development (USAid). In what could be one of the toughest jobs in Trump’s government, Green will...
  • Trump Should Stand Up to Bullies & Reinstate Army Secretary's Nomination

    05/09/2017 1:46:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Last week President Trump made the following promise to the nation: “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore,” the president said. “We will never ever stand for religious discrimination.” He made that statement last Thursday. The following day, the president’s nominee for Army Secretary withdrew his nomination. I’m not going to pull any punches, folks. Dr. Green was bullied and forced out by a mob of militant gays, Muslims and Democrats. Dr. Green blamed his decision on what he called false and misleading attacks. “Tragically, my life of public service and my...
  • Diversity is not a Combat Multiplier

    05/05/2017 6:55:20 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 5, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The Kool Aid appears to still be on tap at the Pentagon and in the Beltway… I thought things would be different with this administration and with General Mad Dog Mattis at the helm. I still have faith in him, but my hope is dwindling. Every day, little bits and pieces of evidence are accumulating that the Pentagon PC insanity so prevalent and so destructive during the Obama years will roll on like a giant tsunami, until the US military is shattered into a thousand pieces. Today, State Senator Dr. Mark Green of Tennessee was forced to withdraw his nomination...
  • Mark Green withdraws his nomination for Army secretary

    05/05/2017 2:01:52 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2017 | Andrew Kaczynski
    President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary announced Friday that he is withdrawing his name from consideration. "It is with deep regret today I am withdrawing my nomination to be the Secretary of the Army," Mark Green said in a statement. On Tuesday, CNN reported that the nomination was in serious jeopardy, and he could be withdrawing as soon as this week, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The decision by Green, Trump's second pick for the post, came after his nomination ran into trouble following a backlash after past controversial statements on LGBT issues, Islam and evolution...
  • Trump Army secretary nominee Mark Green's supporters say he's being targeted....

    05/04/2017 8:49:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 11 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/4/17 | Travis Tritten
    As speculation grows that Mark Green, President Trump's pick for Army secretary, may drop out, supporters say the Tennessee state lawmaker and devout Christian is being targeted for his religious beliefs. Several liberal groups and lawmakers are calling for Green to withdraw, accusing him of homophobia, Islamophobia and transphobia due to his past remarks. But those who know him say Green is a victim of groups who want to tear down those who are religious, especially those supported by Trump. "I've been called a racist," said Monica Youngblood, a Christian conservative state lawmaker in New Mexico who is also a...
  • Army Secretary Nominee: Citizens Should Have Same Arms As Military

    05/03/2017 3:41:14 AM PDT · by Strategy · 73 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 2, 2017 | By Bob Owens
    The West Point graduate and Iraq War Army veteran President Donald Trump has nominated to be the new Army Secretary has a very good understanding of the Second Amendment, which is predictably driving anti-liberty liberals insane. Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green (R), President Donald Trump's nominee for Army secretary, strongly believes that citizens should be armed -- and not just with any ol' guns. They should be able to possess whatever weapons the military has, because an armed citizenry is the "ultimate checks and balances" against the federal government.
  • Trump chooses Christian anti-LGBT advocate to replace homosexual army secretary

    04/08/2017 7:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Ecumenical News ^ | April 8, 2017 | Maria Lamorena
    U.S. President Donald Trump has selected a Christian conservative and ex U.S. Army flight surgeon Mark Green to succeed former "out" homosexual U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning. Ex-Army officer and West Point alumnus Mark Green is said to be Trump's top nominee for the post that is currently held by Fanning, reported The Tennesean. Green was part of the Army's special operations team that took former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in 2003. He left the Army in 2006 and went to build and become CEO of AlignMD, a medical staffing firm until 2016 when it was acquired by American Physician...
  • Trump nominates physician for Army secretary post

    04/07/2017 4:02:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2017 | ANNA GIARITELLI
    President Trump selected Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green for Army secretary after his initial pick backed out two months ago, the White House announced Friday evening. Green was rumored in mid-March to be the leading candidate for the military post. If selected, the gubernatorial candidate would have to put his state political ambitions on hold, though the payout, for a much bigger position on the federal level, would be an upgrade even from governor. The 52-year-old physician has served three tours overseas and later created AlignMD, an emergency room management firm. He joined the state Senate in early 2013 and...
  • President Trump to name Sen. Mark Green as Secretary of Army

    04/01/2017 9:26:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Clarksville Now.com ^ | March 31, 2017
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 has learned that Montgomery County State Senator Mark Green will be appointed next week as Secretary of the Army by President Donald Trump. Green went to West Point and later served in Iraq before becoming a medical doctor. While in Iraq, he was involved in the capture of Saddam Hussein and examined the Iraqi dictator in the first few hours after the capture. Before being elected to the Tennessee Senate in 2012, Green began a hospital staffing company in Clarksville. The senator announced earlier this year that he was running for governor of Tennessee,...
  • BREAKING: ...(TN)State Senator Mark Green Under Consideration for Secretary of the Army

    03/15/2017 11:42:56 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 22 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | 03/15/2017 | Tennessee Star Staff
    The New York Times is reporting that State Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is under consideration by President Trump to be named Secretary of the Army. Senior admin official confirms Mark Green is being considered for secretary of the Army. — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 15, 2017 Several sources have independently confirmed this report to The Tennessee Star. Green is considered a front runner in the race for the Republican nomination for Governor of Tennessee in 2018. Should he not run, there will no longer be a strongly conservative candidate in the race to challenge Randy Boyd and potential candidate Rep....
  • Memoir of a Defeated Politician

    05/14/2016 3:10:56 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Carla T. Main
    Mark Green, a longtime fixture on New York’s political scene, has written a tell-all memoir and political manifesto about his years as an advocate and perennial candidate. Green is at his best in Bright, Infinite Future when he tells advocacy stories, like helping to kick the mob out of the carting business in New York City. He is happy to share the credit and doesn’t get bogged down in denouncing enemies...
  • Candidate apologizes after "Injun" remark [Dem-we're on Injun time."]

    10/24/2006 3:41:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies · 701+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 10-24-06
    GREEN BAY (AP) - Democratic U.S. House candidate Steve Kagen apologized Monday for commenting that he was late for a meeting on an Indian reservation because "we're on Injun time." "I did not mean any harm by my words, and I humbly apologize if I offended anyone. That was not my intent," he said in a statement hours after the National Republican Congressional Committee released a tape recording of the comment. Kagen attended a meeting Friday on the nearby Oneida Reservation, and at his next stop in Green Bay he made the following remarks: "Appreciate getting here almost on time....
  • Wis congressional candidate (US House Dem) apologizes for 'Injun time' remark

    10/23/2006 3:22:55 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 47 replies · 1,200+ views
    AP ^ | Mon, Oct. 23, 2006
    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Democratic U.S. House candidate Steve Kagen apologized Monday for commenting that he was late for a meeting on an Indian reservation because "we're on Injun time." "I did not mean any harm by my words and I humbly apologize if I offended anyone. That was not my intent," he said in a statement hours after the National Republican Congressional Committee released a tape recording of the comment. Kagen attended a meeting Friday on the nearby Oneida Reservation and at his next stop in Green Bay he made the following remarks: "Appreciate getting here almost on time....
  • FORMER NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATE ACTUALLY COMPARES GUN OWNERS TO CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS

    01/08/2013 3:29:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Appearing on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Thursday, former New York City mayoral candidate and author Mark Green advocated for new legislation that would allow people to identify and locate gun owners who lived in their neighborhoods. He compared it to the already existing “Megan’s Law,” which lets citizens know if a convicted sex offender lives near them. Then he flat-out compared sex offenders to gun owners.“If we have a Megan’s Law — because I think almost everyone might agree — that if you’re a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because they’re in your home, safe, but...
  • Wallace, Gallagher Bust Mark Green on His Fairness Doctrine Double-Talk

    07/01/2007 10:35:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1,290+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Wallace and Mike Gallagher did a good job of exposing Mark Green's double-talk on the Fairness Doctrine on today's Fox News Sunday. Green, who with his brother have brought Air America out of bankruptcy, was in to debate the issue against conservative talk-show host Gallagher. But when Wallace put it to Green that liberals have plenty of outlets for their views "without having the government mandate that they appear on radio," Green's answer was astounding. AIR AMERICA'S MARK GREEN: I don't want the government to mandate that.Really? Expanding on his answer, Green said he doesn't favor the Fairness Doctrine,...
  • Laff Riot: New Owner Suggests Air America Was Too Fair

    03/08/2007 7:41:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 1,203+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who says liberals lack a sense of humor? The new owner of Air America suggests that the original Air America went bankrupt because . . . it was too even-handed. Mark Green is a veteran New York pol, having served as NYC's Public Advocate and run unsuccessfuly for US senator, NYC mayor and state attorney general. His family business recently completed the acquisition of Air America out of bankruptcy. Details here. In an email distributed today [yup, I subscribe to their list], Green described what "Air America 2.0" will be like: "It'll be a business with a sharp point...
  • OUR NIXONIAN GOVERNOR (Wisconsin)

    09/28/2006 9:42:52 PM PDT · by Once-Ler · 16 replies · 423+ views
    AM 620 WTMJ Milwaukee WI ^ | 09/28/2006 | Charles Sykes
    (Note: This column appears in the Madison weekly Isthmus.) I’m sorry now that I once said Jim Doyle looks like a cross between a basset hound and Richard Nixon. It was unfair to the hound and trivializes the Nixonian side of Doyle’s character. Make no mistake, the chilling aspect of last week’s banana republic moment at the state Elections Board was its Nixonian overtones. “What’s really scary about this,” one business leader told me, “is that we have now have a governor who is willing to use the powers of government to punish political appointees. This time, it’s the Elections...
  • After Another Loss, Green Says He’ll Never Run Again

    09/13/2006 6:53:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 804+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 13, 2006 | DIANE CARDWELL
    After Mark Green narrowly lost the bitter contest for mayor in 2001, his longtime friend and former employer, Ralph Nader, gave him some blunt advice: Get out of elective politics, and return to citizen advocacy or television commentary. This time around, Mr. Green is finally listening. Last night, after conceding to Andrew M. Cuomo in the race for New York attorney general at a shopworn bar downtown, Mr. Green effectively ended his career as a candidate. He told reporters that he would “never run again.” After his losing bids for the House of Representatives, the United States Senate, the mayoralty...
  • Green (R, WI) Campaign Puts Out Emergency Call to Raise Money

    08/31/2006 6:31:36 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 305+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | August 31, 2006 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, WI (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green attempted Thursday to capitalize on a state board's decision requiring him to forfeit nearly $468,000 in campaign donations, calling on supporters to raise a nearly identical amount in 72 hours. The message sent via e-mail accuses Democratic incumbent Gov. Jim Doyle of corrupting the state Elections Board into trying to stack the deck against Green. The board on Wednesday, voting 5-2 along partisan lines, ordered Green to forfeit $467,844 in campaign cash he had raised as a member of Congress, saying it could not legally be transferred to his governor's race...