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  • A Call for Support to Provide for the Common Defense

    02/10/2016 6:18:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Allen West
    The preeminent responsibility of the federal government is to provide for the common defense, to protect the American people and our interests. It appears that when you listen to certain individuals debating, they believe the primary role of the federal government is to provide free stuff. This reflects those who have confused providing for the common defense and promoting the general welfare. The former is an active verb, the latter a passive verb, but some have juxtaposed the meaning. The resulting new raison d'etre of the federal government is to provide the general welfare. Is there any wonder why we...
  • As First Lady, Hillary Did Not Have Security Clearance to Receive Classified Information

    02/03/2016 2:49:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-3-16 | Chuck Ross
    When Hillary Clinton was first lady, she did not have a security clearance, but she was "often provided" classified information, she told her longtime friend and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos in a long-forgotten Dec. 30, 2007 interview rediscovered by The Daily Caller. It was just weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses and Clinton was out touting her foreign policy experience, both as a senator from New York and as first lady. She wanted to be seen as the strong and experienced choice in contrast to upstart Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois. But during the interview, video of...
  • Hillary is Transparent and Open | Humor

    01/31/2016 10:46:59 AM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 31, 2016 | Dan Miller
    President Obama claimed to be the most open and transparent president ever but did not follow through. During her term as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton showed her persistent openness and transparency to friend and foe alike.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXWTdTnhebs Right. Hillary demonstrated her openness and transparency to the entire world  -- friend and foe alike -- through her use of an unsecured home-brew server for e-mails containing classified national security information. As of late December, more than 1,200 e-mails found on Hillary's server had been deemed classified. More continued to be found. According to a report by Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III dated January...
  • Three Days Before Caucus=> Hillary Clinton Stumps to Half-Empty Room in Dubuque, Iowa

    01/29/2016 3:31:52 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/29/16 | Jim Hoft
    It was a rough day for Hillary Clinton. Intelligence officials deemed several Hillary Clinton emails "too damaging" to national security to release under any circumstances. Her campaign manager admitted in writing that Trump will win the election if nominated by the GOP. Then there's this... Hillary stumped to a half-empty room in Dubuque, Iowa. Only a couple hundred people showed up. Of course, the mainstream media made it look like a respectable crowd with their camera tricks. It was a rough day for Hillary Clinton. Intelligence officials deemed several Hillary Clinton emails "too damaging" to national security to release under...
  • A Matter of Convenience?

    01/29/2016 12:14:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    As someone who has in the past held a high level security clearance, one which required me to sign a non-disclosure agreement and agree to protect classified information under the penalty of possible prosecution and a lengthy prison sentence if I didn't, I took these obligations very seriously. I believed then and still do now that it was a privilege to be entrusted with America's most sensitive and high level information. Certainly not something to dismiss or scoff at. While the threat of punishment for being careless with or inappropriately disclosing classified information was certainly a reason to be careful,...
  • Hillary: Unsecure homebrew server was a mistake because of the reaction to it

    01/28/2016 7:40:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Not because it broke the law or compromised national security It’s a cringeworthy four minutes - during her editorial board interview with the Quad-City Times - but it’s also an enlightening case study in how a person bobs and weaves when completely in denial and unwilling under any circumstances to acknowledge culpability:
  • Motion filed to stop State from delaying release of Clinton emails

    01/27/2016 3:00:59 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-26-16 | Julian Hattem
    The journalist who forced the State Department to release thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails is opposing the government’s efforts to delay the final release by one month, warning the extension would cause "irrevocable harm." On Monday, lawyers for Vice News reporter Jason Leopold filed a motion seeking to block the department from extending the amount of time that it has to release emails from the former secretary of State's personal server. The Obama administration "has failed to show good cause for the requested extension, that it is necessary or that the interests of justice will be served by granting it,"...
  • Homeland Security Cmte Chairman: Obama Admin is ‘Breaking The Law’ With Visa Waiver Program

    01/21/2016 4:18:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Obama administration is "blatantly breaking the law" with its implementation of the new Visa waiver program, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) argue. The terror attacks in Paris urged lawmakers to launch a bipartisan effort to strengthen the program. McCaul and Miller, along with other members of Congress, asked the White House to consider a national security and law enforcement waiver only for certain individuals intending to enter the country. They made this clear in their proposed Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, which passed 409 to 21. Instead, the...
  • 'Partisan Politics Prevailed': Senate Blocks Modest Step to Strengthen Refugee Screening

    01/21/2016 7:05:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul's (R-TX) SAFE Act asked that the director of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the director of national intelligence confirm that refugees from Syria and Iraq pose no threat to the country. Senate Democrats apparently thought that those terms were too radical and haveblocked the common sense measure.While the SAFE Act seemed to scream bipartisanship,it did not gain enough votes during a procedural vote Wednesday. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid dismissed the legislation as nothing more than a "divisive platform" modeled after Donald Trump's controversial rhetoric. An infuriated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)...
  • Cruz Seeks to Block Joint U.S.-Cuba Security Exercises

    01/20/2016 3:51:43 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Demands return of dummy Hellfire missile Congress may consider blocking the United States and Cuba from conducting joint security exercises until the Obama administration can prove the communist regime has dialed back its anti-American efforts, according to a letter sent to the Pentagon and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), a leading critic of the administration's detente with Cuba, petitioned Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Wednesday, demanding that he disinvite Cuba from the upcoming Caribbean Nations Security Conference, which will be held later this month in Jamaica. Cruz is concerned about recent reports that Cuba...
  • Report: Three Americans kidnapped in Baghdad

    01/18/2016 12:17:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Three Americans have been kidnapped in Baghdad by "militias," according to Arab news channel Al Arabiya, citing its own sources. The State Department said it is aware of the report and is working with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans. Officials, however, would not confirm that anyone been kidnapped. "We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement to The Hill. "The safety and security of American citizens overseas is our highest priority, he continued. "We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to...
  • Carly Fiorina repeats after girl: ‘Donald Trump’s a moron’

    01/16/2016 1:49:51 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 65 replies
    ABC Radio ^ | 16 January 2016 | ABC Radio
    (NEW YORK) - In New Hampshire in an election year, even young children aren't afraid to share their views with politicians - as Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina saw firsthand Friday night. "Do you think Donald Trump is taking away our rights by not letting Muslims in the country because there's some terrorist attacks?" Harrison Golden, an eight-year-old Fiorina supporter, who is Muslim, asked the businesswoman after a town hall event she held in southeastern New Hampshire. "I think Donald Trump says a lot of things that are crazy," Fiorina responded. Harrison's sister, Zahra, who is 10 years old,...
  • Report: SCOTUS call on immigration appeal may come soon

    01/15/2016 6:25:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2016 | Tristan Lejeune
    The Supreme Court could announce as early as Friday if it will be taking up President Obama's appeal to save his executive action on immigration, according to a Reuters report. The news service reported early Friday that the nine Supreme Court justices were set to meet privately on whether to hear the White House appeal to a pair of lower court rulings that found invalid Obama's move to shield 4 million immigrants from deportation. Declining to hear the case would effectively kill the program, whereas taking it up would immediately make it one of the most-watched cases of the court's...
  • Former Federal Prosecutor Says Hillary Clinton Could Be Indicted Within 60 Days (Or FBI Will Revolt)

    01/13/2016 7:43:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 13, 2016
    The leaking of the Clinton emails has been compared to as the next "Watergate" by former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova this week, if current FBI investigations don't proceed in an appropriate manner. The revelation comes after more emails from Hilary Clinton's personal email have come to light. "[The investigation has reached] a critical mass," DiGenova told radio host Laura Ingraham when discussing the FBI’s still pending investigation. Though Clinton is still yet to be charged with any crime, DiGenova advised on Tuesday that changes may be on the horizon. The mishandling over the classified intelligence may lead to an imminent...
  • Pro-Cruz super PAC rips Rubio on immigration and national security in new ad

    01/13/2016 7:41:58 AM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/13/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    A pro-Ted Cruz super PAC is out with a searing new TV ad invoking ISIS and the San Bernardino terrorist attacks and suggesting that Marco Rubio's efforts to pass an immigration reform bill are imperiling national security. The commercial, from the group Stand for Truth, is the latest in a series of anti-Rubio ads that have homed in on the Florida senator's work on the so-called Gang of Eight bill, a bipartisan 2013 effort to pass immigration legislation through the Senate. "We are at war - not just abroad, but here at home. With the clear and present threat of...
  • Whoa: Hillary e-mail instructs aide to transmit classified data without markings

    01/08/2016 8:16:13 AM PST · by doug from upland · 119 replies
    hot air ^ | 1-8-16 | Morrisey
    Has the State Department released a smoking gun in the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal? In a thread from June 2011, Hillary exchanges e-mails with Jake Sullivan, then her deputy chief of staff and now her campaign foreign-policy adviser, in which she impatiently waits for a set of talking points. When Sullivan tells her that the source is having trouble with the secure fax, Hillary then orders Sullivan to have the data stripped of its markings and sent through a non-secure channel. That should be game, set, and match, yes?
  • Trump: Let's Face It, Ted Cruz Is Copying Me On Building a Border Wall

    01/04/2016 2:19:43 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/4/2016 | Allahpundit
    Trump: Let's face it, Ted Cruz is copying me on building a border wall in order to step up his "weak" immigration game. Skip to 4:55 of the clip below for the key bit from yesterday's "Face the Nation" interview. Pop quiz: Who said the following, and when did he say it - and to whom? We have a crisis on illegal immigration. Neither party is serious about stopping it. I strongly oppose illegal immigration. I categorically oppose amnesty. I support legal immigrants who come here supporting the American Dream. I come from the perspective of someone who spent much...
  • Next President's Second Task

    01/03/2016 5:48:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Many people do not understand the inability of the Republicans to accomplish more in Washington. They can certainly put a stall on many of President Obama's appointments, especially judges who will outlast this president's term, but the president has too much power. If we look forward to the next president, who will be a Republican -- short of a fit of stupidity -- that person will have a lot to do and it is clear what their second task will be. The obvious first task is to review all of Mr. Obama's executive orders, many of which are lawless, and...
  • Trump & Cruz vs. the GOP: Republican voters have a fateful choice to make

    12/28/2015 12:23:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 28, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    Them against the rest Bigoted, juvenile Donald Trump — with a tax plan that would increase the U.S. deficit by up to $12 trillion over 10 years — dominates national Republican presidential polls. The billionaire boor’s competition with the rest of the field is but a proxy for a struggle of huge importance to the GOP, as well as to America. Two Republican strains are slugging it out: Rejectionists, represented by Trump and Ted Cruz, are pitted against candidates who offer greater hope of responsibly governing an ideologically diverse country. Voting in state primary contests, just over a month away,...
  • Hillary Not Qualified to Win War on Terror

    12/22/2015 5:10:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Joe Connor
    In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, how dare Hillary Clinton lecture us on how to win the war against terrorists. As we endure the politically driven rhetoric about terrorism from Mrs. Clinton, a candidate who refuses to even identify the enemy as "Islamic Extremist Terrorists," I burn for our electorate to understand Mrs. Clinton's history of pandering to terrorists and politicizing terrorism for her perceived gain. Long before Mrs. Clinton's politically driven terror denials about Benghazi, and her recent praise for the release of terrorist Omar Khadr from Guantanamo Bay, in the summer of...
  • Obama’s Denial of Jihad’s Ideological Roots Gravely Endangers the Nation

    12/22/2015 2:11:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 22, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Obama administration calls its national security strategy "Countering Violent Extremism." In the benighted times before January 20, 2009, we used to call it counter-terrorism. Why does Obama insist on the more fuzzy "extremism"? Because "terror" has its roots in Islamic scripture. This fact ought to be undeniable, but Obama denies it -- and in Washington, he's far from alone in that. It is not just that the word terror appears several times in the Koran; it is that the word appears in a particular context: The duty of Muslims to act as Allah's instrument to terrorize non-Muslims is...
  • Nuggets in the Opinion Savvy FL Poll today

    12/18/2015 4:36:37 PM PST · by LS · 16 replies
    Opinion Savvy/Miami Times ^ | 12/18/2015 | LS
    Digging into the Opinion Savvy/FL poll where Trump leads 29-20% over Cruz, and beating Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio combined, some rather stunning details popped out from the internals Trump leads among black Republicans with 39% supporting him (Cruz has 20%) Cruz leads very slightly over Trump among Hispanics (22-20) On the question of whether you "strongly approve" or "somewhat approve" of Trump's proposal to ban new Muslim immigration, 70.5%. Wow.
  • Fox News Poll: Views on (Trump's) proposed ban on non-U.S. Muslims [72% Republicans favor ban]

    12/18/2015 3:18:56 PM PST · by springwater13 · 95 replies
    A new Fox News poll finds 50 percent of voters favor Trump’s ban, while 46 percent are opposed. However, when Trump’s name is removed from the question, support for the plan goes up five points and opposition goes down six: 55 percent favor the unnamed proposal, while 40 percent oppose it. So while voters favor the “Trump” ban by a 4-point margin -- that increases to 15 points when the same ban is not associated with Trump. There are stunning shifts in the responses among Democrats: 45 percent favor banning Muslims if Trump’s name is not mentioned, yet when the...
  • America First -- or World War III

    12/18/2015 7:18:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "If you're in favor of World War III, you have your candidate." So said Rand Paul, looking directly at Gov. Chris Christie, who had just responded to a question from CNN's Wolf Blitzer as to whether he would shoot down a Russian plane that violated his no-fly zone in Syria. "Not only would I be prepared to do it, I would do it," blurted Christie: "I would talk to Vladimir Putin ... I'd say to him, 'Listen, Mr. President, there's a no-fly zone in Syria; you fly in, it applies to you.' "Yes, we would shoot down the planes of...
  • No confidence: Disapproval of Obama's handling of terrorism soars to 57%,

    12/16/2015 7:33:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Man alive. You don’t see trend lines like this every day.I guess the spin for O fans is obvious. The sudden spike isn’t a “real” downturn in his counterterror approval, it’s just a reflex after the jihadi massacre in San Bernardino. Support for gun control bounced upward after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012 but it came back down to earth in time. So will this, provided there isn’t another attack in the U.S. soon. Could be, but Obama’s been trending poorly on this subject for two years, ever since ISIS started creeping onto American voters’ radar. It was probably...
  • As lawmakers clash over refugees, Syrian immigration quietly tops 100,000 since 2012

    12/16/2015 1:13:29 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    President Obama’s proposal raised immediate concerns that ISIS, which vowed to infiltrate refugee camps, could use forged documents to enter the U.S. White House assurances that refugees would be carefully screened met with renewed skepticism after it was revealed that terrorist Tashfeen Malik obtained a fiancée visa despite notable red flags. Malik, who together with her husband killed 14 and wounded 21 in a terror attack in San Bernardino, Calif., Dec. 2, listed a phony Pakistani address and reportedly had a history of posting jihadist messages on social media platforms. Malik’s entry into the U.S., combined with so many Syrians...
  • Malkin: Vetting Obama's Witless Vetters at DHS

    12/15/2015 4:16:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 16, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Gaping holes in the K1 fiance visa interview process. Reckless bans on scrutinizing visa applicants' social media posts. Ignored alarms over marriage fraud. New details keep seeping out about all the "red flags" Obama's immigration officials missed in the case of the San Bernardino jihadists. Color me unshocked. The American public and Capitol Hill politicians should have been more vigilant about vetting Obama's vetters in the first place. What do you expect when you put crony know-nothings, political hacks and identity politics zealots in charge of our safety? In case you'd forgotten (or never paid attention), Obama campaign finance bundler...
  • CNN Republican Presidential Debate (kiddies at 6:30ET, main event at 8:30 post 1001 ) LIVE THREAD

    12/15/2015 2:31:26 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 4,079 replies
    CNN ^ | December 15, 2015
    GOP candidates debate for first time since terror attacks.
  • Jeb Bush vowed that Donald Trump would be in decline by Dec. 15. That didn’t happen.

    12/15/2015 8:30:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 35 replies
    WP ^ | December 15 at 5:00 AM | Ed O'Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush stood in the home of a Dallas fundraiser in mid-November and confidently declared: "Come December 15, [Donald] Trump will be in decline."Today is Dec. 15, and unless you count two recent polls that showed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) leading in Iowa, Trump still tops the GOP presidential campaign field. In fact, by several measures he's surging - there's no sign of decline.The New York businessman earned 38 percent support in a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday. That's an increase for Trump from previous Post-ABC polls, his highest mark in the survey's history and more...
  • UPDATE: Fearing 'Bad Public Relations,' Obama Administration Barred Officials

    12/14/2015 2:30:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE: It gets worse. ABC News is reporting that Homeland Security officials have been bound by a secret US policy not to scrutinize visa applicants' social media footprint because the Obama administration feared bad press over "civil liberties." This represents an stunning, intentional dereliction of duty -- all for PR: Fearing a civil liberties backlash and "bad public relations" for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official...
  • Trump: You Should Ban Islamists, Not Muslims

    12/13/2015 7:05:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2015 | Daniel Pipes
    Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, called on Dec. 7 for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." Replace one word in this formulation and it goes from outrageous to brilliant. Reacting to massacres by Muslims in Paris and San Bernardino, Trump pointed to a Muslim hatred "beyond comprehension" for the West. Therefore, he concluded, "Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe...
  • The Ugly Truth Donald Trump Has Exposed

    12/13/2015 2:00:02 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 265 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Dec. 13, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    The fear in both the GOP and Democratic party is visible at the surface when it comes to Trump, and it's not that he's any of what they've accused him of. No, it's really much simpler than that, and both Republican and Democrat parties, along with the mainstream media, are utterly terrified that you, the average American, is going to figure out what underlies all of these institutions in America. No, it's not that they're evil. It's worse, for evil frequently is recognized and fought back yet for decades America has not awakened to what has been going on in...
  • ABC News Digs Up Video of Jimmy Carter Announcing Ban on Iranian Immigration

    12/11/2015 7:14:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Grab sound bite number two. This is April 7, 1980. April 7, 1980. I was working for the Kansas City Royals, my second of five years there. I was 29-years-old. This is ABC's World News Tonight. Sam Donaldson reporting about Jimmy Carter cutting ties with Iran. DONALDSON: After meeting with his advisors for two-and-a-half hours to review the decisions, Mr. Carter came down to the pressroom to announce them. CARTER: The militants controlling the embassy have stated they are willing to turn the hostages over to the government of Iran, but the government has refused to take...
  • Fox’s Bolling: Why Are GOPers on ‘Same Side’ as Hillary and Liberal Media Against Trump?

    12/11/2015 6:53:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/11/15 | Josh Feldman
    Fox’s Eric Bolling tonight––guest-hosting The O’Reilly Factor––said that the Republicans criticizing Donald Trump are basically on the same side as Hillary Clinton and the liberal media.As far as Bolling’s concerned, Trump’s all-Muslim ban isn’t really that bad of an idea, partly because it’s not hurting him in the polls.He asked, “Is this a mistake for the other GOP contenders to line up on the same side as Hillary Clinton and the media?… You’re forcing the American public, the GOP to choose. A lot of them don’t like liberals or the media.”Simon Rosenberg still said it was a bad idea because...
  • It's National Security, Stupid

    12/11/2015 6:48:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | David Stokes
    One thing is clear as we watch candidates from both major political parties scramble for the presidential prize in 2016—the stakes are very high. And national security issues are finally getting the kind of attention they always warrant in this dangerous world. Many candidates for the highest office in the land—and most of those who make it to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—tend to prefer talking about their "domestic vision."  Bill Clinton's mantra, "It's the economy, stupid," comes to mind. But they eventually find themselves facing issues of war and national security, whether they like it or not. It's just a guess,...
  • Whistleblower: Feds Shut Down Terror Investigation That Could Have Prevented San Bernardino Attack

    12/10/2015 10:24:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A former Department of Homeland Security agent says that an investigation he was conducting into a fundamentalist Islamic group operating in the U.S. may have helped stop San Bernardino jihadi Syed Farook had the government not shut down his probe. During an interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Thursday, Philip Haney said that in 2012 as an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's National Targeting Center, he opened an investigation into a Sunni Islamic group called, Tablighi Jamaat, a subset of the fundamentalist Deobandi movement. But Haney said that just a year into the investigation it was shut...
  • ISIS TERRORISTS ARE NOW JUST PRINTING THEIR OWN FAKE PASSPORTS…

    12/10/2015 6:48:04 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 26 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 12/10/15 | TheRightScoop
    With the U.S. and other countries on high alert for ISIS attacks, American authorities are warning the terror group’s followers may have infiltrated American borders with authentic-looking passports ISIS has printed itself with its own machines, according to an intelligence report obtained by ABC News. The 17-page Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Intelligence Report, issued to law enforcement last week, says ISIS likely has been able to print legitimate-looking Syrian passports since taking over the city of Deir ez-Zour last summer, home to a passport office with “boxes of blank passports” and a passport printing machine. Another passport office was located...
  • Naive Policy Will Force Next Generation to Learn 'Duck and Cover' Drills

    12/10/2015 11:14:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2015 | Matt Towery
    For decades I was convinced the degree I received in international relations at Cambridge was basically useless. After all, the Soviet Union had fallen and relations with nations such as China seemed to have stability, if nothing else, out of mutual interests in commerce and trade. I never thought that my grandchildren might have to learn a more advanced version of the civil defense training I received in elementary school. Does anyone recall the "duck and cover" drills of the 1960s? And while I'll still likely never make a dime directly from my time studying what I later thought to...
  • Live: Senator Ted Cruz on National Security (Dec 10 10:00am EST)

    12/10/2015 6:53:54 AM PST · by Isara · 48 replies
    C-Span ^ | Dec 10, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers remarks and responds to questions at the Heritage Foundation about his national security priorities following the Paris terrorist attacks and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Watch live.
  • Minnesota man accused of conspiring to help Islamic State

    12/09/2015 10:29:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 1:26 AM EST | Jeff Baenen
    Another Minnesota man has been charged with conspiring to help the Islamic State. Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, of Eagan was charged Wednesday by criminal complaint with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Court documents allege Warsame tried to help other young men from Minnesota's Somali community travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State. Nine others in that group have already been charged, authorities say. The documents allege Warsame and others settled on a plan of going to Syria by way of Mexico. ...
  • Why This, President? Why Now?

    12/09/2015 8:02:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    What was the reason for the bland, gluten-free flavor of the president's Oval Office address on terrorism? Barack Obama, on this theoretically important occasion, was out of his element. There were no "folks" (aka people) to attack for questioning his motives or mission, apart from "some who reject any gun-safety measures." We were almost back to business there: enacting a domestic agenda that features gun control along with tighter regulation of business and resistance to ideas put forth by Republicans. But he had to move along. This thing, the Oval Office speech, was about terror, foreign and especially domestic. But...
  • Americans Attracted to ISIS Find an ‘Echo Chamber’ on Social Media

    12/09/2015 2:18:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | By SCOTT SHANE, MATT APUZZO and ERIC SCHMITT | DEC. 8, 2015
    When a lonely Virginia teenager named Ali Amin got curious about the Islamic State last year and went online to learn more, he found a virtual community awaiting. It had its own peculiar language, stirring imagery and just the warm camaraderie, sense of adventure and devotion to a cause that were missing from his dull suburban life. From Our Advertisers At 17, the precocious son of a Yemeni immigrant family, he quickly developed online relationships with older Islamic State supporters around the globe. There was Zubair in Britain, Uthman in South Africa and Abdullah in Finland, who urged him to...
  • Malkin: National Security Profiling Is a No-Brainer

    12/08/2015 7:34:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Calm down and think, America. While everyone's undies are in a bunch over Donald Trump's proposal for a Muslim immigration moratorium, it is undeniable in a time of "heightened alert" -- when violent jihadists have no problem targeting their enemies here and around the world -- that national security profiling is imperative to our survival. Yes, that means taking politically incorrect criteria such as ethnicity, nationality and religion into account when battling radical Islamist throat-slitters, suicide bombers and hijackers who incinerate children on airplanes traveling to Disneyland, plant bombs in their shoes, underwear, soda bottles and belts, and shoot up...
  • Is the GOP ready to unite against Trump?

    12/08/2015 11:55:06 AM PST · by Mariner · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | December 8th, 2015 | By Nia-Malika Henderson
    (CNN) —Donald Trump has done it again. Less than 24 hours after President Barack Obama aimed to set the tone for the country on a response to the threat of terrorism with an Oval Office address, Trump only needed a press release to cause an uproar with his call for an outright ban on Muslims entering the United States. The billionaire businessman stood defiantly by his statement on Tuesday morning, when he warned that failing to follow his plans would lead to another September 11-style terror attack on U.S. soil. "You're going to have many more World Trade Centers if...
  • Security Issues Give GOP an Edge [Trump 41 Carson 12 Rubio 10 Cruz 7]

    12/08/2015 10:32:50 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 29 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 12/8/15 | Reid Wilson
    Plurality of voters now say national security issues are their top concern as they consider their options in next year’s elections — and those voters overwhelmingly say they plan to vote Republican.SnipSecurity issues, in the wake of terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., are giving Republicans a clear political edge. Those who say security is their top concern say they would choose a generic Republican candidate running for a U.S. House seat over a generic Democrat by a wide 56 percent to 25 percent margin. Democrats continue to lead among voters who say the economy is most important,...
  • Trump’s Proposed Muslim Immigration Moratorium Is the Wrong Response to Political Correctness

    12/08/2015 1:39:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    National Review ^ | December 7, 2015 | David French
    I completely get the fury over political correctness. I completely understand that the aristocratic political, media, and academic establishment have been lying to us about Islam and the Muslim world for more than fourteen years. As I explain at length on the home page, it's simply not the case that Islam is a peaceful, tolerant faith plagued by a tiny few extremists. Rather, Islam has massive problem with hate and bigotry - with hundreds of millions of Muslims supporting the worst kinds of religious intolerance and tens of millions more outright terrorist sympathizers. In the refugee controversy, I've repeated over...
  • Ted Cruz Crushes Marco Rubio in South Carolina Over National Security, Bulk Metadata Collection

    12/07/2015 11:34:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | December 7, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The criticisms Cruz leveled against Rubio-his most vicious and effective to date-come in the wake of a series of developments on the campaign trail nationally that find Rubio slipping behind Cruz, with the Floridian showing his hand that he’s worried about the Texan. [SNIP] From there, Cruz proceeded to detail how Rubio is engaging in dishonest attacks. He said: >>>I'll note this distinction-Sen. Rubio is arguing that the government needs to have all of our phone records and I assume by extension our emails and even our GPS location, to make us safer. That is not accurate. And it's the...
  • FoxNews Suspends Lt. Col. Ralph Peters for Calling Obama a "P***y"

    12/07/2015 11:12:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Red State ^ | December 7, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    I suppose that this was probably pretty inevitable. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters has been suspended by FoxNews for two weeks after calling Obama a "p***y" on air last night, as he can be seen doing here, with video from our own Caleb Howe: [VIDEO] I do not know Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. In fact, until this morning I had literally never heard of him. However, I find it hilarious to imagine how a military man so crusty that he called the President of the United States a "p***y" live on air probably reacted to the news when it was handed...
  • Newt Gingrich: New Words For A New World

    12/07/2015 5:35:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 7, 2015 | Newt Gingrich
    We are living in a world rapidly evolving away from the mental constructs and language of the last 375 years. These ideas can be traced to the Treaty of Westphalia ending the 30 Years War in 1648 and Grotius proposal of a system of International Law in the same era. The ideas were then extended through the development of state warfare culminating in the Napoleonic Wars.
  • PC Response to Terror Is Reviving Democrats’ Weak 1980s Image

    12/07/2015 2:41:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | December 6, 2015 | John Fund
    "....President Obama's speech tonight will be an attempt to lower the level of fear the country is feeling, and he will also aim to convince people that he has the issue in hand. But more and more Democrats are anxious that a tone-deaf White House is pushing the party back to the days of the late 1970s and 1980s, when Democratic candidates from Jimmy Carter to Walter Mondale to Michael Dukakis were viewed as insufficiently responsive to foreign-policy threats. The party paid a price for that, and Democrats worry that they now look out-of-touch and uncertain in foreign policy. To...