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  • Obama issues 'executive orders by another name (Why Obama didn't issue EO)

    02/19/2015 3:44:22 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    USA Today (see link) ^ | 17 Dec 2014 | Gregory Korte
    Executive orders are numbered; memoranda are not. Memoranda are always published in the Federal Register after proclamations and executive orders. And under Executive Order 11030, signed by President Kennedy in 1962, an executive order must contain a "citation of authority," saying what law it's based on. Memoranda have no such requirement.
  • CSPAN2 Now -- GOP hollering over Democrat intelligence committee memo

    11/05/2003 6:39:50 AM PST · by dep · 344 replies · 551+ views
    CSPAN | 11/05/03 | CSPAN
    Saxby Chambliss begins, saying, "There was a very clear and definite outline of undermining the President, the DoD, the intelligenct community; it would truly undermine the opposition in Iraq." Demands that Democrats disavow the memo and its contents.
  • U.S. Can Kill Citizens Abroad Under Certain Circumstances, Memo Says

    06/23/2014 10:35:11 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 06/23/2014 | Devlin Barrett
    The U.S. government can kill an American citizen abroad if that person is plotting to attack Americans and U.S. authorities can't apprehend them, according to a newly declassified government memo. The document laid out the legal rationale for a drone-missile strike that killed terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2011. The 2010 memo, which a court released Monday, has been at the heart of a debate about the legality of the U.S. government ordering deadly force from a drone against a U.S. citizen overseas. The strike...
  • Grassley blasts Obama weed memo (Hussein 'can’t change the law')

    02/16/2014 6:00:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/15/14 | Ian Swanson, Julian Hattem
    Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) says the Treasury Department is overstepping its bounds with a memo outlining how banks can provide services for businesses selling marijuana. Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said it’s illegal for banks to deal with marijuana sale proceeds, and that only Congress can change those laws. “The administration can’t change the law with a memo,” he said in a statement released late on Friday. “While the Justice Department’s memo tries to guide prosecutorial discretion, that discretion shouldn’t be used to facilitate illegal conduct.” Grassley said the Justice Department was encouraging an “improper use...
  • FR is pro-God, pro-Life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-limited government. Period!!

    02/03/2014 11:43:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 184 replies
    February 3, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    FR is pro-God, pro-Life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-limited government and will remain that way. Regardless of any consequences!! You're either with us on this or against us. Moderation is not the solution, it is the problem!! We do not surrender, we do not retreat, we do not negotiate or compromise on our unalienable rights to Life and Liberty or our sovereignty!! Karl Rove and the GOP-e moderates and all like them can KMA!! You cannot moderate evil, you fight it!!
  • Dingy Harry Lives in Fantasyland (Reid didn't read the memo, doubles down on stoopid)

    12/07/2013 11:22:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 12/06/13 | The Maha
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's either Kimberley Strassel or it's the other guy, Daniel Henninger, at the Wall Street Journal who has written a column saying that the only role Dingy Harry plays now is left tackle for Barack Obama. That's all he's there for, the left tackle, to handle Obama's blind side, to take care of the pass rush, to protect Obama. Dingy Harry was on KSNV-TV in Las Vegas Tuesday, and... Well, you have to hear it. They were talking about Obamacare. Just listen to this. The guy doing the interview is Jeff Gillan, the info anchor guy at...
  • Memo: Security of Consumer Info on Obamacare Site at 'High Risk'

    10/30/2013 5:23:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/30/13 | staff
    Defending President Barack Obama's much-maligned health care law in Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was confronted Wednesday with a government memo that raised security concerns about the website consumers are using to enroll. The document, obtained by The Associated Press, shows that administration officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were concerned that a lack of testing posed a potentially "high" security risk for the website serving 36 states. Security issues are a new concern for the troubled website. If they cannot be resolved, they could prove to be more serious than the...
  • Trader Joe's To Drop Health Coverage For Part-Time Workers Under Obamacare: Memo

    09/11/2013 5:33:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Huffington Post | September 11, 2013
    Headline only.
  • Leaked Letter: Unsupervised Nurses to Replace Doctors in VA Medical Facilities?

    08/26/2013 9:22:31 AM PDT · by lward99 · 25 replies
    Is this Obama's plan to fill the Doctor Shortages starting with the Veterans? SOS obtained this Letter to Department of Veterans Affairs about Nurses taking the place of doctors UNSUPERVISED by doctors in VA Medical Facilities. "If finalized, this handbook would designate all advanced practice nurses (APRN) within the VHA, including nurse anesthetists, as licensed independent practitioners (LIP) 1 2 who would be required to function without physician support, supervision or oversight."
  • An Oldie, but a Goodie..........

    07/30/2013 8:06:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 3 replies ^ | From way back in the 80's?.....or 70's? | Unknown
    M E M O To: All Employees From: Management Subject: Revised layoff policy As a result of the reduction of money budgeted for departmental areas, we are forced to cut down on our number of personnel. Under the plan, planners will be asked to go on early retirement, thus permitting the retention of younger people who are willing to code 80 hours a week for the company. Therefore, a program to phase out all planners by the end of the current fiscal year, via layoff, will be placed into effect immediately. The program will be known as RAPE (Retire All...
  • White House Memo Shows Obama Administration’s Painful Efforts To Defend Valerie Jarrett

    07/03/2013 12:05:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 7/3/13 | Andrew Kaczynski
    A soon-to-be-released book by Mark Leibovich reveals in excruciating detail the White House’s efforts to defend longtime Obama friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett in the run-up to a New York Times profile that ran in September 2012. Leibovich, himself a reporter for the New York Times, got ahold of a White House memo titled “The Magic of Valerie” that included 33 talking points circulated throughout the administration. Here are the talking points excerpted in Leibovich’s forthcoming book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital: The magic of Valerie is her intellect and her...
  • Medicare and Double Standards - An ObamaCare mailer tells some howlers

    05/28/2010 9:30:49 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 5 replies · 472+ views
    In the full-circle department, recall the moment last September when Senator Max Baucus and Medicare went after the insurer Humana for having the nerve to criticize one part of ObamaCare. It turns out those same regulators have different standards for their own political advocacy. This week Medicare sent a flyer to seniors, ostensibly to inform them of what ObamaCare "means for you." Many elderly Americans are worried—and rightly so—about where they'll rank in national health care, given that the new entitlement is funded by nearly a half-trillion dollars in Medicare cuts. They must have been relieved to hear that "The...
  • Leaked ‘memo’ raises concerns ('public charity' Blueprint NC scores Reynolds Foundation $400K)

    02/28/2013 4:16:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Yes Weekly ^ | 2/27/13 | Jim Longworth
    **SNIP** I was dumbstruck. $400,000 is a huge sum of money... so huge that it comprised 40 percent of Blueprint NC’s entire budget. It is also significant because it’s coming from a foundation who thought they were giving money for a 501(c)3 to “strengthen democracy,” but instead awarded it to what appears to be an organization who engages in partisan politics. Winner was understandably upset after reading the initial column in the Observer, and told me, “We want citizens to be more engaged, but distributing this memo does not further those purposes.... It’s bad judgement.... We do not support attacking...
  • DOJ kill list memo forces many Dems out of the closet as overtly unprincipled hacks

    02/11/2013 8:24:58 AM PST · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 Feb 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Last week's controversy over Obama's assassination program forced into light many ignored truths that were long obvious This past week has been a strangely clarifying political moment. It was caused by two related events: the leak of the Justice Department's "white paper" justifying Obama's claimed power to execute Americans without charges, followed by John Brennan's alarming confirmation hearing (as Charles Pierce wrote: "the man whom the administration has put up to head the CIA would not say whether or not the president of the United States has the power to order the extrajudicial killing of a United States citizen within...
  • 'Judge, jury and executioner': Legal experts fear implications of White House drone memo

    02/05/2013 5:35:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/05/13 | Erin McClam
    Legal experts expressed grave reservations Tuesday about an Obama administration memo concluding that the United States can order the killing of American citizens believed to be affiliated with al-Qaida — with one saying the White House was acting as “judge, jury and executioner.” The experts said that the memo, first obtained by NBC News, threatened constitutional rights and dangerously expanded the definition of national self-defense and of what constitutes an imminent attack. “Anyone should be concerned when the president and his lawyers make up their own interpretation of the law or their own rules,” said Mary Ellen O’Connell, a law...
  • Memo justifies drone kills even with patchy intelligence

    02/05/2013 10:33:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/5/13 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government has authorized the killing of American citizens as part of its controversial drone campaign against al Qaeda even without intelligence that such Americans are actively plotting to attack a U.S. target, according to a Justice Department memo. The unclassified memo, first obtained by NBC News, argues that drone strikes are justified under American law if a targeted U.S. citizen had "recently" been involved in "activities" posing a possible threat and provided that there is no evidence suggesting the individual "renounced or abandoned" such activities. The document was disclosed as a bipartisan group of U.S. senators...
  • White House aims to calm intelligence agencies': report

    12/29/2009 3:58:56 PM PST · by truthandlife · 20 replies · 1,200+ views
    AFP ^ | 12-29-09
    The White House has published an internal memo to calm tension between CIA director Leon Panetta and Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, who is seeking increased control over covert operations, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The classified order asserts the Central Intelligence Agency's direct authority over secret missions abroad, but also reminds the agency to work closely with Blair, who heads the US intelligence establishment, a US intelligence official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. According to the LA Times, Blair was seeking more control over missions that include drone strikes and paramilitary operations in Pakistan. Blair...
  • Action Memo For Senator Undersecretary Kenedy -M, Future of Operations in Benghazi (Doc Dump, pdf)

    10/19/2012 1:50:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies ^ | 12/27/2011 | U.S. State Dept.
    Image at link.
  • DOJ withheld 'Fast and Furious' whistleblower memo

    07/17/2012 9:09:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | 7/17/12 | John Solomon
    The Justice Department has withheld from Congress memos showing that senior officials inside the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives began preparing as early as February 2011 to treat the agents who unmasked the bungled Fast and Furious gun operation as whistleblowers. The memos, obtained by the Washington Guardian, were triggered by the agents' allegations, Justice officials confirmed. In them, ATF officials in Washington instructed field supervisors not to retaliate against the agents in Arizona who complained they had been ordered to let semiautomatic weapons flow to suspected straw buyers for Mexican drug cartels rather than interdicting them. Even...
  • Another ‘Fast and Furious’ Memo Released

    07/03/2012 5:12:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    roll call ^ | 7/3/12 | Jonathan Strong
    The day before the Justice Department broadly, and falsely, denied that guns had “walked” as part of the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling operation, an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told supervisors in a memo that he had expressed his concerns about the operation to Congressional investigators. In a July 3 letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) questioned whether the memo should have raised red flags at the Justice Department. “The possibility that DOJ was aware of this memorandum on February 3, 2011, and still sent the erroneous letter to Congress...
  • The Reagan Memo

    05/27/2012 9:14:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-27-12 | unattributed
    Nearby today readers will notice excerpts from a memo written to Ronald Reagan by his economic advisers between his November 1980 election and inauguration. We share the memo because it shines a historical perspective on our own economic dilemmas as the Presidential race hits its Memorial Day turn. The memo was sent to us by George Shultz, who later became the Gipper's Secretary of State but had served previous stints at Treasury, Labor and the White House budget office. The signers include some of the last century's most consequential economic figures, notably the great Milton Friedman, tax-cut evangelist Jack Kemp...
  • The AP’s “New Distinctiveness” Memo Points to Increased Risk of Bias

    12/15/2011 11:08:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 12/15/11 | Accuracy in Media
    From Accuracy in Media’s Logan Churchwell: An internal memo penned by the Associated Press’ Managing Editor Mike Oreskes was leaked and featured on sites such as The Huffington Post and Gawker this morning. As an effort to keep up with the rapidly changing news cycle, Oreskes is now offering a new direction for the wire service. The new plan of action is called “The New Distinctiveness.” But why the change? The AP defines the problem: “AP wins when news breaks, but after an hour or two we’re often replaced by a piece of content from someone else who has executed...
  • Secret Planned Parenthood Memo: Stop Maternity Coverage

    11/28/2011 8:01:45 AM PST · by julieee · 12 replies ^ | November 28, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Secret Planned Parenthood Memo: Stop Maternity Coverage Since becoming pregnant, I have learned a hard reality. I have private insurance because I am self employed. I knew that my insurance plan did not offer maternity coverage.
  • Reagan and Gingrich (Reagan's Ghost Writer?)

    11/19/2011 1:28:19 PM PST · by jessduntno · 77 replies
    bessette/pitney ^ | Newt/Reagan
    Reagan and Gingrich (from 1980) In his 1980 debate with President Carter, Ronald Reagan famously said: "...I think when you make that decision, it might be well if you would ask yourself, are you better off than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was? Do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as...
  • Leaked CBS memo backs Bachmann 'snub' charge Campaign says network debate manipulated to shut her

    11/13/2011 8:10:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 11/13/11 | WND
    WASHINGTON – Michele Bachmann's plenty steamed about her treatment in tonight's CBS News/National Journal debate between GOP presidential candidates. Several times throughout the course of the 90-minute presentation, Rep. Bachmann, R-Minn., attempted to follow-up questions and answers by other candidates – just as the moderators of the debate suggested they would be allowed to do at their discretion.
  • Obama campaign memo warns Congress on jobs bill votes (Axelrod tries to help Republicans)

    10/11/2011 5:42:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/11 | Sam Youngman
    Obama campaign memo warns Congress on jobs bill votesBy Sam Youngman - 10/11/11 12:01 AM ET President Obama's top campaign adviser said in a memo Monday -- the eve of the Senate vote on Obama's jobs bill -- that Congress will continue to suffer politically if the bill is defeated. David Axelrod said in a campaign memo that a majority of Americans believe another recession is coming or already here, and voters will punish Congress for failing to stop it. "So as members of Congress take up the American Jobs Act this week they need to understand that their failure...
  • Bombshell: Second CRS Memo Covering for Obama’s Ineligibility Not Released to the Public…Until Now

    05/30/2011 10:05:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    the post and email ^ | 5/30/11 | oseph DeMaio
    (May 30, 2011) — Sherlock Holmes once noted that the perfect crime is the one that is never detected. Those who are now finally discovering the unsolved mystery of Barack Obama’s eligibility under the Constitution as a “natural born Citizen” should read more Sherlock Holmes. In reality, there is no mystery. Day-by-day, week-by-week and revelation by revelation, the empirical evidence accumulates that the man now occupying the White House may very well be plainly ineligible to do so. It only remains for the truth to finally catch up to him, as the truth always does. And yet legions of his...
  • Gov't Memo Warning About Leaks Leaked to Press

    05/20/2011 5:28:36 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/20/11 | Aurelius
    In the hours and days after Osama bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs, it was agreed upon by higher-ups in the White House that they would try to keep as many details about the operation as secret as possible. Quickly, as CIA head Leon Panetta said, it "fell apart" the next day. Trying to stop leaks, Mr. Panetta sent an internal memo to government employees Wednesday warning them to cease giving out sensitive information. If not, those who did not listen would be "investigated and possibly prosecuted." The memo was then promptly leaked to the press. Panetta wrote the...
  • Leaked govt memo: Shooter may be linked to hate group (AmRen founder never heard of Loughner)

    01/09/2011 10:16:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/09/11 | Liz Goodwin
    Leaked govt memo: Shooter may be linked to hate groupBy Liz Goodwin 29 mins ago According to a leaked memo obtained by Fox News, the Department of Homeland Security is looking into the possibility that suspected shooter Jared Loughner was linked to a white supremacist group called American Renaissance, or AmRen. AmRen founder Jared Taylor, however, tells Fox he'd never heard of Loughner and that according to his group's records, Loughner never received AmRen publications. His group's events are all held on the East Coast, he said, far from Loughner's hometown of Tucson. According to the memo, Loughner "is possibly...
  • Democrat (Blumenauer RAT-OR) regrets language in memo on ‘death panels’ that reignited debate

    12/31/2010 10:27:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/10 | Jason Millman
    Democrat regrets language in memo on ‘death panels’ that reignited debateBy Jason Millman - 12/31/10 06:00 AM ET Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is distancing himself from a memo sent by his office that urged health reform advocates not to advertise new end-of-life counseling regulations to avoid reviving talk of “death panels.” The weeks-old memo recommended that end-of-life advocates celebrate a “quiet” victory out of concern that Republican leaders would “use this small provision to perpetuate the ‘death panel’ myth.” Blumenauer now says he regrets the letter's secretive language, which has only bolstered conservatives’ claims that the Obama administration tried to...
  • Leaked memo shows union plan to hijack elections

    11/22/2010 5:01:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The examiner ^ | 11/21/10 | Anthony G. Martin
    A memo leaded to the media from AFL-CIO shows the union plan to attempt to hijack the upcoming November elections. The National Right to Work Committee seized the news of the memo in order to alert voters of the campaign to stop union thuggery during elections. According to the internal memo, the big labor unions plan to suspend normal operations in order to undertake a massive national blitz in the run-up to November 2. All normal union operations will be brought to a halt. 2000 national union staff and 3000 local union personnel will be deployed around the country to...
  • Leaked Memo Shows Obama Admin Conspiring to Implement Amnesty

    07/30/2010 6:12:46 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Connie's Congress ^ | 07/30/2010 | Connie Hair
    The leaked memo, entitled “Administrative Alternatives to Comprehensive Immigration Reform” is designed to “…reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization.” In other words, to ensure that illegal immigrants will not be deported. The amnesty plan outlined in the memo is designed to sidestep legislative action. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee this morning released the internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo obtained by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). The release states: One of the most outrageous proposals is to use DHS’ limited authority to grant deferred action...
  • Immigration and Customs Release Memo Showing Agency Only Has Resources To Remove 4% of Illegal

    07/06/2010 9:17:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    cns news ^ | 7/6/10 | Penny Starr
    ( – In a June 30 memorandum, John Morton, assistant secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said that enforcing civil immigration laws is vital to “our national security, public safety, and the integrity of our border and immigration controls.” But Morton also said that ICE only has the resources to remove about 400,000 illegal aliens each year, a litle less than 4 percent of the current population of those in the United States illegally.
  • Kagan Asked About Memo Changing Statement on Partial-Birth Abortion

    06/30/2010 9:57:35 AM PDT · by julieee · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 30, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Kagan Asked About Memo Changing Statement on Partial-Birth Abortion Washington, DC -- Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan faced questions today about a memorandum she wrote during her time in the Clinton administration. The memo has Kagan altering the opinion of a major medical organization on partial-birth abortion, which it said was never medically necessary. The memo is particularly concerning because it has her changing the opinion of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which said it found no medical reason for a woman to have a partial-birth abortion.
  • 2nd Memo Has Kagan Defending Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Veto

    06/04/2010 1:18:50 PM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies · 353+ views ^ | June 4, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    2nd Memo Has Kagan Defending Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Veto Washington, DC -- A newly-produced document today from the Clinton archives is the second to show Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan defending ex-President Bill Clinton's veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortions. The memo, and others, may increase Republican opposition to her nomination.
  • Obama Administration Tripping Over Sestak Cover-Up

    06/01/2010 9:01:47 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 12 replies · 873+ views ^ | 06/02/10 | CaroleL
    As often happens when government officials try to cover up their own wrong doing, the more they dodge and weave and lie the worse the situation becomes for them. In the case of the Sestak issue, the implausible explanation given by the Obama White House after over three months of stonewalling is starting to unravel in the face of just a few days of scrutiny.
  • White House Memo on Sestak Discussions Refutes Alleged Misconduct

    05/28/2010 3:03:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1,017+ views
    abc ^ | 5/28/10 | jake tapper
    Refuting allegations that the Obama administration offered Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., a job in exchange for dropping out of the contested Pennsylvania Democratic senate primary earlier this month, the White House says an internal investigation shows nothing improper took place and "that the allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors and a lack of basis in the law." In a memo released to the press, White House counsel Robert Bauer says no White House staff made such a proposition to Sestak and that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel only worked through former President Bill Clinton to discuss...
  • Memo from 2002 could complicate challenge of Arizona immigration law (by Hussein & Holder)

    05/18/2010 4:23:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1,654+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/18/10 | Jerry Markon
    Memo from 2002 could complicate challenge of Arizona immigration lawBy Jerry Markon Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, May 18, 2010 In the legal battle over Arizona's new immigration law, an ironic subtext has emerged: whether a Bush-era legal opinion complicates a potential Obama administration lawsuit against Arizona. The document, written in 2002 by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, concluded that state police officers have "inherent power" to arrest undocumented immigrants for violating federal law. It was issued by Jay S. Bybee, who also helped write controversial memos from the same era that sanctioned harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects....
  • Statement by Secretary Robert M. Gates

    04/18/2010 10:42:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 698+ views - Release No. 307-10 ^ | April 18, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 307-10 April 18, 2010 Statement by Secretary Robert M. Gates The New York Times sources who revealed my January memo to the National Security Advisor mischaracterized its purpose and content. With the Administration's pivot to a pressure track on Iran earlier this year, the memo identified next steps in our defense planning process where further interagency discussion and policy decisions would be needed in the months and weeks ahead. The memo was not intended as a "wake up call" or received as such by the President's national security team. Rather,...
  • Memo Purportedly Urges Dems to Keep Quiet on Critical Health Care Topics

    03/19/2010 3:31:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 268+ views
    fox ^ | 3/19/10 | Maxim Lott
    As the leadership in the House tries to persuade fence-straddling Democrats to push health care reform over the finish line, a "talking points" memo is being widely circulated in Washington that purports to show that those same leaders and the Obama administration are secretly planning to push for an increase in Medicare payments -- an increase that would alter the cost of the bill. As the leadership in the House tries to persuade fence-straddling Democrats to push health care reform over the finish line, a "talking points" memo is being widely circulated in Washington that purports to show that those...
  • A Memo To The Global Warming Cult

    12/13/2009 6:25:07 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 25 replies · 1,506+ views
    Hot ^ | 12/12/09 | Doctor Zero
    Dear global warming fanatics, Please. Stop. You’re embarrassing yourselves. Take a deep breath, and try to understand what has happened to you during the past month. You need to accept that your dreams of global domination are over. Increasingly shrill attempts to terrify the masses into ignoring Climagate are only making you look foolish. The con job you’ve been running for the last thirty years is busted forever. I know this is difficult for you to accept. Things seemed to be going well. You’ve got the cap-and-trade bill lurking over the United States, ready to shatter an already weakened economy...
  • Leaked Justice Department Memo: Terrorists To Be Moved to Camp Gitmo Illinois

    12/11/2009 2:05:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies · 1,854+ views
    Big Government ^ | 12/11/09 | Publius
    The Land of Lincoln may still be licking its wounds–and certain real estate transactions–over Chicago’s losing the Olympics to Rio, but the Obama Administration has delivered up a small consolation prize: the state’s very own federal prison for terrorists. Big Government has received what is claimed to be a leaked DOJ memo that was allegedly sent yesterday from Eric Holder’s Department of Justice to Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Memo below:
  • White House Memo: "Dealing With Our Political Enemies"

    10/13/2009 6:05:24 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 9 replies · 1,275+ views
    This memorandum addresses the matter of how we can maximize the fact of our incumbency in dealing with persons known to be active in their opposition to our Administration, Stated a bit more bluntly--how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies. After reviewing this matter with a number of persons possessed of experience in the field, I have concluded that we do not need an elaborate mechanism or game plan, rather we need a good project coordinator and full support for the project. In brief, the system would work as follows: --Key members of the...
  • The Soviet era memo showing Ted Kennedy working against American interests

    08/29/2009 10:05:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 920+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/29/2009 | Rick Moran
    Some would go farther and say that the memorandum from Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB that was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR, outlining a secret proposal made by Senator Ted Kennedy to the Soviets to help them "understand Reagan" in return for their help in making him president, constitutes treason. It's not a word to throw around lightly and the reason I refrain from using it is because I am unsure Kennedy's actions meet the definition. Kennedy was not in direct contact with Andropov, using his good friend John Tunney, former...
  • OMB memo raises doubts about EPA findings (Makes Algore look like a TOTAL boob!)

    05/13/2009 6:34:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,114+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/12/09 | Eric Zimmermann
    OMB memo raises doubts about EPA findingsMay 12, 2009 @ 4:17 pm by Eric Zimmermann An EPA finding last month that greenhouse gases are a danger to public health rests on dubious assumptions and could have negative economic impacts, a memo from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) warned. The memo has no listed author but is marked "Deliberative–Attorney Client Privilege." A spokesman for OMB told Dow Jones Newswires that the brief is a "conglomeration of counsel we've received from various agencies" about the EPA finding, the conclusions of which would trigger regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean...
  • White House memo challenges EPA finding on warming (regs will have serious economic consequences)

    05/12/2009 9:26:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,203+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/09 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    WASHINGTON – A White House document says EPA regulation of the gases blamed for global warming will have serious economic consequences throughout the U.S. economy. The document is a compilation of opinions from numerous federal agencies about the EPA's finding that greenhouse gases are a danger to public health. It was released Tuesday by Republican senators. The nine-page document says that if the EPA proceeds with the regulation of heat-trapping gases, factories, small businesses and institutions would be subject to costly regulation.
  • Send Sen. Specter a "Welcome Memo" to the Dhimmi party!

    04/30/2009 9:34:48 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies · 631+ views ^ | 4-30+-09 |
    TO:* Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) FROM:* The White House TelePrompter Senator Harry Speaker Nancy Senator Chris D. You (Your Name)
  • Air Force One Photo Op: What Was FAA's Role? (Link to Memo)

    04/30/2009 8:48:12 AM PDT · by TankerKC · 57 replies · 2,886+ views
    AVweb ^ | Apr 29, 2009 | Paul Bertorelli
    An FAA memo ( PDF) floating around the Internet Wednesday suggests that if the FAA didn't originate the secrecy surrounding Monday's White House photo op over New York, it certainly went along with it. The memo—authored by James J. Johnston of the agency's security operations branch—clearly indicates the FAA was notified well ahead of the planned flyover and that it recognized the kind of reaction it might cause. The memo begins by saying: "The information in this document is considered FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY, and should only be shared with persons with a need to know. Information in this document...
  • FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic

    04/29/2009 9:06:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 1,492+ views ^ | 4/29/09 | Marcia Kramer
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― An F-16 fighter jet trails a larger military aircraft over Lower Manhattan Monday, April 27, 2009, conducting a photo shoot that panicked thousands of New Yorkers who believed the city was in jeopardy for another terrorist attack. A furious President Barack Obama ordered an internal review of Monday's low-flying photo op over the Statue of Liberty. CBS 2 HD has discovered the feds will have plenty to question. Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and a 747 from the presidential fleet to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of...
  • FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic

    04/28/2009 2:44:15 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 137 replies · 5,682+ views
    SeeBS ^ | 4/28/09
    Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out Furious Obama Apologizes: "It Will Never Happen Again" A furious President Barack Obama ordered an internal review of Monday's low-flying photo op over the Statue of Liberty. CBS 2 HD has discovered the feds will have plenty to question. Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public. In a memo obtained by CBS...