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  • Obama Braces for Donald Trump Questions From World Leaders

    05/22/2016 8:13:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Officially, the top world leaders who gather Thursday at the Group of 7 summit meeting will talk about shared concerns, like global trade or the Islamic State. But their private discussions are likely to cover a topic that is not on the agenda: Donald J. Trump. President Obama now hears questions in his meetings with world leaders about whether Mr. Trump has a realistic shot at becoming president. For months, Mr. Obama has answered those questions with an emphatic “no.” But this week’s summit meeting in Japan is the first among major allies since Mr. Trump moved decisively toward securing...
  • Untold Damage: America’s Overlooked Gun Violence

    05/22/2016 4:36:00 PM PDT · by golux · 51 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?_r=0 ^ | 16.05.22 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, DANIELA PORAT and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    Unlike the butchery that bookended it, it merited no presidential statements, no saturation television coverage. But what took place at 6101 Prentice Street on Aug. 21 may say more about the nature of gun violence in the United States than any of those far more famous rampages. It is a snapshot of a different sort of mass violence — one that erupts with such anesthetic regularity that it is rendered almost invisible, except to the mostly black victims, survivors and attackers (...) “Clearly, if it’s black-on-black, we don’t get the same attention because most people don’t identify with that. Most...
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Against Treating Donald Trump as ‘Normal’ Candidate

    05/22/2016 3:18:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Continuing to treat a victory over Senator Bernie Sanders as a fait accompli, Hillary Clinton on Sunday questioned Donald J. Trump’s business record and assailed his ideas, warning that the coming weeks represented a critical period in which, if left unchallenged, Mr. Trump could “normalize himself” as he seeks to broaden his support.
  • EgyptAir Was Aware of Threats to Security, Including One Scribbled on Plane

    05/22/2016 5:39:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2016 | DECLAN WALSH, NOUR YOUSSEF and KAREEM FAHIMMAY
    CAIRO — In an eerie coincidence, the EgyptAir jetliner that plunged into the Mediterranean on Thursday was once the target of political vandals who wrote in Arabic on its underside, “We will bring this plane down.” Three EgyptAir security officials said the threatening graffiti, which appeared about two years ago, had been the work of aviation workers at Cairo Airport. Playing on the phonetic similarity between the last two letters in the plane’s registration, SU-GCC, and the surname of Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, some workers also wrote “traitor” and “murderer.”
  • Key G.O.P. Donors Still Deeply Resist Donald Trump’s Candidacy

    05/21/2016 10:19:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 21 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    A powerful array of the Republican Party’s largest financial backers remains deeply resistant to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy, forming a wall of opposition that could make it exceedingly difficult for him to meet his goal of raising $1 billion before the November election. Interviews and emails with more than 50 of the Republican Party’s largest donors, or their representatives, revealed a measure of contempt and distrust toward their own party’s nominee that is unheard of in modern presidential politics. More than a dozen of the party’s most reliable individual contributors and wealthy families indicated that they would not give...
  • Soros-Backed Group that Helped Sell Iran Nuclear Deal Funds Media, DC Think Tanks

    05/20/2016 9:06:22 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 20 May 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A group that advocates a nuclear-free world and was identified earlier this month by the White House as central in helping to market the Iran nuclear deal to the news media has funded National Public Radio since 2005, an Associated Press investigation has revealed. Think tanks funded by the Ploughshares Fund include the Arms Control Association, Brookings Institution, and the Atlantic Council, the AP reported. Unmentioned by the AP is that the Ploughshares Fund is financed by billionaire GEORGE SOROS' OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE. The involvement of Ploughshares in selling the Iran agreement to the public was revealed...
  • The Real O'neals: A real washout

    05/21/2016 10:41:01 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 16 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hey everyone been taking a break for awhile and I wanted to talk about a new TV show that really isn't that new its been around for awhile and I only recently began to watch some of it at the behest of my Catholic friends. They asked me to write about it and give my take on it because this show is Anti-catholic and irreverent. Also the main character is a queer. The writer is New York Times columnist and comedian Dan Savage, an Irish ex-Catholic homosexual liberal. Savage's articles are generally crap. Attacks on Christians, particularly catholics, attacks on...
  • Russia Urges Joint Action With US Against Syria's Al-Qaida

    05/20/2016 1:55:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | AP
    The Russian defense minister proposed on Friday that Russia and the U.S.-led coalition launch joint action against al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as the Nusra Front. A spokesman for the U.S. State Department said no agreement on such action has been made with Russia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow had proposed to Washington that the coalition call on all factions eager to abide by a cease-fire in Syria to leave the areas where the al-Qaida branch is active by May 25. Then Russia and the U.S.-led coalition could conduct joint strikes against the Nusra Front and any other...
  • What Would It Take for Donald Trump to Deport 11 Million and Build a Wall?

    05/20/2016 8:39:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 145 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 19, 2016 | JULIA PRESTON, ALAN RAPPEPORT and MATT RICHTEL
    He has said that the wall would be built from precast concrete and steel and that it could be 50 feet tall, if not higher. After calling for it to extend across the entire 2,000-mile southern border, he more recently said half that length could be sufficient because of natural barriers. He has pegged the cost at $4 billion to $12 billion, most recently settling on around $10b. Some see that as low. “There’s a lot of logistics involved in this, and I don’t know how thoroughly they’ve thought it out,” said Todd Sternfeld, chief executive of Superior Concrete, a...
  • White House snubs Chaffetz, refuses to let aide testify after controversial Iran remarks

    05/16/2016 4:01:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/16/16 | Fox news
    remarks Published May 16, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook117 Twitter335 livefyre1070 Email Print Now Playing White House defends Iran deal in wake of Rhodes profile Never autoplay videos The White House confirmed Monday that Obama adviser Ben Rhodes will not be allowed to testify before House lawmakers on the Iran nuclear deal, after a last-ditch attempt by Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz to pry the controversial aide loose for the hearing. Chaffetz and the White House have been engaged in an escalating feud, all on the heels of a New York Times Magazine piece where Rhodes was quoted boasting about the administration’s success...
  • Ivanka Trump "bothered" by NYT story on her father (fires back in CBS interview)

    05/18/2016 8:39:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 18, 2016, 7:05 AM
    She spoke to Norah O'Donnell at Trump Tower, pushing back against latest accusations
  • Ivanka Trump responds to "disturbing" accusations about her father

    05/18/2016 6:30:06 AM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 18, 2016
    The New York Times' front-page exposé of Donald Trump's comments and alleged behavior toward women has brought new scrutiny in recent days, but one powerful woman is standing up for him. Speaking both "in the capacity as a daughter and... as an executive who's worked alongside of him" for over a decade, Ivanka Trump defended her father, calling the latest accusations "disturbing," reports "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell. Ivanka Trump dismissed the charges, claiming that facts had been created to "reinforce" a "strong thesis" and that the facts would eventually "speak for themselves."
  • Sen. Cotton: White House Says One Thing In Classified Briefings, Another Thing To Public

    05/17/2016 4:23:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/17/16 | Steve Guest
    Sen. Tom Cotton ?79% alleged Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s administration officials say one thing in classified briefings with members of Congress and another thing in public to the American people. “It’s time that the administration came clean and told the American people exactly what they tell Congress in a classified setting,” Cotton insisted. Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Tuesday, Cotton said that he “became public enemy number one at the White House… because I’m telling the truth about the Iran deal.” On Monday, during the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest claimed that Cotton “time
  • New York Times getting nervous polls that show Hillary leading might be wrong

    05/17/2016 2:54:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 52 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Gray Lady losing confidence in horrible, corrupt, shrill, dishonest, inept lady. Look, I don’t blame the New York Times one bit. If I was in the tank for a candidate as inept as Hillary Clinton, I’d be nervous too. It’s bad enough that she might lose. Anyone who looks at Hillary honestly can see what a horrible candidate she is. Of course she might lose. But how bad would it be if she lost to Donald Trump, even after the media did everything it could to paint him as some sort of a cross between Hitler, Gordon Gekko and Alfred...
  • Earnest: Wouldn't Be 'Fair' for Rhodes to Testify Before GOPs 'Who Lied About Iran Deal'

    05/17/2016 4:53:48 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-16-2016 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- The White House said Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes will not be testifying at a Tuesday House hearing because it's not "a fair deal for people who lied about the Iran deal to question the person that told the truth," in the words of press secretary Josh Earnest. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called the hearing on the White House's messaging surrounding the Iran nuclear deal after a New York Times article detailed how Rhodes helmed the effort to spin the deal to sell it to Congress and the American public. (snip) "The truth is,...
  • WH: The GOP Lied About the Iran Deal, So Our Embattled Spinmeister Won't Testify

    05/17/2016 4:45:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | Guy Benson
    White House Spokesman Josh Earnest repeatedly ducked questions about whether presidential national security adviser Ben Rhodes should testify before a Congressional committee hearing exploring the controversial Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, instead asserting that Rhodes is the one who told the truth about the agreement, whereas multiple Republicans repeatedly issued false statements on the subject. Rhodes has come under fire after the New York Times published a profile piece in which President Obama's 39-year-old "mind meld" confidante on foreign affairs -- an "aspiring novelist" who holds academic degrees in political science, English and creative writing -- boasts of actively manipulating America's...
  • Rhodes won't show: White House raises 'constitutional concerns'

    05/16/2016 7:35:33 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The White House told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Monday that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes won't be testifying on Tuesday about his controversial comments on the Iran deal. In a letter to Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Neil Eggleston, counsel to President Obama, said it would raise "constitutional concerns" if Rhodes were to testify. He also said Congress has been consulted enough. "While the administration will continue to consult closely with Congress on this important matter, testimony by one of the most senior advisers to the president raises significant constitutional concerns rooted in the separation of...
  • Senators Demand Obama Fire Top Aide for Iran Deal Deception

    05/16/2016 6:16:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 16, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Leading members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to fire one of his top advisers amid a deepening scandal over accusations the White House intentionally misled lawmakers and the American public about the contents of last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran, according to a letter sent Monday to Obama and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The lawmakers are pressing Obama to fire deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes following revelations he and other officials “spearheaded the charge to mislead elected lawmakers and the American people about the Iran nuclear deal and the negotiations that led to...
  • Ben Rhodes Isn't a Master Manipulator, the Media Wants to be Manipulated

    05/13/2016 4:43:41 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Front Page ^ | Daniel Greenfield | May 12, 2016
    The mediasphere is boiling after the New York Times ran a piece on Ben Rhodes, Obama's foreign policy guru, a failed writer who openly boasted about manipulating the media. It was full of quotes like this... Rhodes singled out a key example to me one day, laced with the brutal contempt that is a hallmark of his private utterances. “All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” he said. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we...
  • UPDATE: "Glitch"; After Obama Administration Caught Lying About Iran Deal,

    05/10/2016 7:21:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it over the weekend, National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes admitted in a lengthy New York Times Magazine profile that the Obama administration used the media to manipulate and lie to the American people about the nuclear deal with Iran. Here is one of the lies pushed by the administration, which David Reaboi highlighted yesterday at The Federalist. First, the lies and the denials about the negotiations. It took months before a few dogged journalists started to ask questions about the talks Obama officials were engaged in with Ahmadinejad’s regime. In February 2013, then-State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland...
  • State Dept. edited video to remove admission about Iran negotiations

    05/10/2016 10:45:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    The State Department cut a section of a daily briefing video from December 2013 in which Department spokesperson Jen Psaki admitted her predecessor had misled a reporter about the administration having direct negotiations with Iran. The missing minutes of video were removed from both the You Tube upload of the 2013 briefing and the version of the video which is kept on the State Department website, though the transcript of the briefing was not altered. When asked about the deletion the State Department could not explain it nor could they point to any other daily briefing which had been edited...
  • Why Is Ben Rhodes Apologizing For Insulting The Press?

    05/10/2016 3:43:33 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/10/2016 | John Merline
    Over the weekend, top White House aide Ben Rhodes issued something of a mea culpa to the mainstream press for calling them know-nothings and depicting them as little more than propaganda amplifiers. It’s not clear why Rhodes felt the need to apologize, since reporters weren’t complaining all that much.
  • White House cites executive privilege, keeps Obama adviser from testifying about Iran nuclear deal

    05/17/2016 11:09:22 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Tom Cotton accepted the challenge, but President Obama’s speechwriter and high-ranking foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes ducked out of a hearing Tuesday where he was to explain whether he misled the country in pushing the Iran nuclear deal. Members of Congress had been eager to prod Mr. Rhodes over misrepresentations, but the White House had seemed skeptical, saying lawmakers should poke one of their own, Mr. Cotton, an Arkansas Republican that Mr. Obama’s aides say has been misleading.
  • Trump's Former Girlfriend Disputes NY Times Article

    05/16/2016 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 14 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | Yahoo.com
    Former Trump girlfriend blasts New York Times for false and misleading reporting. See full video here. Video
  • Former Trump girlfriend BLASTS The New York Times for 'false' retelling of how she met Donald Trump

    05/16/2016 6:13:22 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 20 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 16 May 2016 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    A former girlfriend of Donald Trump blasted The New York Times on Monday for fabricating part of a front-page story about the Republican presidential candidate's history with women, calling the paper's retelling of her story 'false.' The Saturday Times story described the billionaire's first meeting with the young model as 'a debasing face-to-face encounter between Mr. Trump and a young woman he hardly knew.' 'Donald J. Trump had barely met Rowanne Brewer Lane when he asked her to change out of her clothes,' the newspaper reported, describing a moment where he offered her a swimsuit to wear at a pool...
  • Trump’s former girlfriend: New York Times 'spun' my comments

    05/16/2016 5:30:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    A woman who dated Donald Trump said early Monday that The New York Times "spun" her comments for an article about the presumptive presidential nominee's treatment of women, adding that he always treated her respectfully. “He never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way,” Rowanne Brewer Lane said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” “He never offended me in any way,” the former model added. "He was very gracious. I saw him around all types of people, all types of women. He was very kind, thoughtful, generous. I did not have a negative experience with Donald...
  • Trump Ex-Girlfriend Blasts NY Times Anti-Trump 'Hit Piece'

    05/16/2016 5:06:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 42 replies
    FOX ^ | May 16, 2016 | Fox and Friends
    A New York Times "hit piece" on Donald Trump's relationship with women was highly inaccurate, according to Trump's ex-girlfriend Rowanne Brewer Lane. Lane told Ainsley Earhardt on "Fox and Friends" this morning that she was misquoted, and her story was not told honestly by Times writers Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey. She explained that they took her words out of context, spinning them to fit their own narrative. "I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump," Lane said. "He never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way, he never offended me in any way."...
  • Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' In Call With NYT Columnist

    05/15/2016 9:36:38 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 184 replies
    GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (d-ma) as "Pocahontas" in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, she wrote in a piece published Saturday. Trump told Dowd that he had not been asked by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in his meeting with him last week to tone down his rhetoric directed at women. Dowd also asked him if he had been criticized by Republicans for his Twitter feud with Warren. "You mean Pocahontas?” Trump shot back. Trump and Warren have engaged in a long battle on Twitter, trading barbs over his rhetoric toward...
  • Ben Rhodes Spins Climate Change

    05/14/2016 6:11:24 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 14, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Employing his college degree in fiction writing, White House communications strategist Ben Rhodes wrote deceitful talking points on the Benghazi attack and one-sided Iran nuclear deal – and later bragged about manipulating “clueless reporters.” Perhaps he’s also orchestrating administration climate spin. Rising ocean tides will bring “waves of climate refugees” to America and Europe, President Obama has declared. “Environmental migrants” are already fleeing shrinking islands in the Pacific, and it is a “dereliction of duty” for military officers to “deny the reality” of dangerous manmade climate change. Even if we act in accord with the Paris climate “accords” (none dare...
  • Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private [Ignores Bill Clinton's Behavior]

    05/15/2016 6:14:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/14/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO and MEGAN TWOHEY
    Donald J. Trump had barely met Rowanne Brewer Lane when he asked her to change out of her clothes. ..."He asked me if I had a swimsuit with me. I said no. I hadn’t intended to swim. He took me into a room and opened drawers and asked me to put on a swimsuit." ....Donald Trump and women: The words evoke a familiar cascade of casual insults, hurled from the safe distance of a Twitter account, a radio show or a campaign podium. This is the public treatment of some women by Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president:...
  • With Ben Rhodes, White House Troika becomes a Quartet

    05/14/2016 6:42:51 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 14 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | May 14, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    It has been the longstanding belief of these authors that Obama’s White House, especially its foreign policy penchant for supporting jihadis (both Sunni and Shiite), is run by a troika. The front man of the troika is obviously Barack Hussein Obama, who uses his position as President of the United States of America to cajole the U.S. and the rest of the world to accept terrorists as politically legitimate players. Obama’s deputy, and often his mouthpiece, is Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry is indirectly related through his daughter’s marriage to the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif. The brains of...
  • Ben Rhodes Reveals How Obama Duped America Into The Dangerous Iran Deal

    05/10/2016 12:30:51 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9 May, 2016 | David Reaboi
    President Obama—with the help of an equally arrogant 38-year-old national security fabulist, Ben Rhodes—remade the Middle East to empower America’s most hated enemy. How would the American people react to knowing that an administration, then still stinging from Republican critiques of its anti-Americanism and weakness on the world stage, was holding secret negotiations in Oman with the most powerful still-standing member of George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil”? Under these conditions, Obama—with the help of an equally arrogant 38-year-old national security fabulist, Ben Rhodes (with whom he’s said to “mind-meld”)—succeeded in remaking the Middle East to empower America’s most hated...
  • White House Angrily Reacts to Request That Rhodes Testify About Iran Deal Deception

    05/12/2016 2:16:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/12/2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest angrily reacted to the suggestion that embattled Obama aide Ben Rhodes testify in a hearing on the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday. “With all due respect to the chairman, if he has an interest in a hearing about false narratives as it relates to the Iran deal then I’ve got some suggestions for people they should swear in,” Earnest said. Earnest went on to name congressional members who either opposed the Iran deal or as the Earnest put it were “wrong or just lying.” Earnest admitted he did not know the procedure for swearing in...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Won’t Move Into Brooklyn Brownstone, After Media Attention

    05/11/2016 1:04:24 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 11, 2016 | LIAM STACK
    The journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates said on Monday that he and his family would not move into a $2.1 million Brooklyn brownstone they recently bought because media coverage of the purchase had made them worried for their safety. Mr. Coates and his wife used a limited-liability corporation to shield their identities during the transaction — a legal maneuver frequently used by celebrities seeking privacy — but word of the sale leaked to The New York Post, which published an article about the purchase with pictures of the house last week. Real estate and other news organizations soon followed suit....
  • State Dept.: Missing Video Potentially Showing Iran Deal Deception Was a ‘Glitch’

    05/10/2016 2:22:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/10/16 | Aaron Kliegman
    The director of State Department press relations told reporters Tuesday that a glitch was likely responsible for the mysterious disappearance of a portion of video from a press briefing in 2013 that reportedly shows the Obama administration deceiving the media and public to sell the Iran nuclear deal. Elizabeth Trudeau was responding to a story that Fox News’ James Rosen reported the night before on how the administration had campaigned extensively to deceive the media and the American people about key aspects of the Iran agreement. In his report, Rosen said he just learned that video from the State Department’s...
  • Obama, the Iran Scam, Ben Rhodes and Public Credulity

    05/08/2016 2:36:33 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 8, 2016 | Dan Miller
    A recent article by David Samuels at the New York Times Magazine, based on an interview with Obama's foreign policy guru Ben Rhodes, purported to explain how, and about what, the Obama administration lied to get public support for the Iran Scam. According to the article, the principal Obama lie involved who was the Iranian president when the negotiations with Iran began. It's much deeper and worse than that. As Paul Harvey would say, “Here’s “the rest of the story.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uogp40PeddI Iranian President Rouhani was elected on June 15, 2013 and assumed office on August 3d. According to Rhodes, negotiations started...
  • Flashback: When the White House accused AP of 'trutherism' on Iran

    05/08/2016 6:49:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/8/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In light of Ben Rhodes' revelation over the weekend that he led a White House effort to lie about the Iranian nuclear deal, it is useful to look back at last summer, when the White House attacked the Associated Press and its diplomatic reporter, @APDiplowriter (Matt Lee) for asking too many questions about the deal, particularly about the side agreement that allows the Iranians to 'self-inspect' their weapons production facility at Parchin. What this story is really about is the politicization of expertise, and how far things can go when one group of experts (arms controllers) decides to fight...
  • Yes, Ben Rhodes is an a**hole, but so is his boss

    05/08/2016 9:30:20 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-08-16 | DrJohn
    Ben Rhodes has offered us four lessons 1. the press really is both lazy and stupid 2. the press acts as obama's useful idiots 3. all of obama's policies are likely based on deceit 4. Ben Rhodes is an a**hole and a liar Ben Rhodes is the deputy national security adviser for strategic communications for Barack Obama and seems to have an extraordinary amount of influence in the current administration. Rhodes was the architect of the phony scheme to blame a video for the Benghazi attacks. He is also the guy who last April promised the Iran deal would contain "anywhere,...
  • Harry Reid Assails Donald Trump With Adjectives

    05/07/2016 7:47:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 7, 2016 | Carl Hulse
    Never one to hold back, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader and bane of the Koch brothers and Mitt Romney, made clear on Thursday that he intended to spend much of the rest of the year savaging Donald J. Trump. In a conference call with reporters from his home in Las Vegas, Mr. Reid lit into Mr. Trump, calling him anti-woman, anti-Hispanic, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-President Obama and anti-working people, to name a few. “It is a sad day for Republicans when they decide to bow to Trump,” said Mr. Reid, who is not running for re-election, potentially freeing...
  • The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru

    05/06/2016 8:42:51 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 05, 2016 | David Samuels
    How Ben Rhodes rewrote the rules of diplomacy for the digital age. Picture him as a young man, standing on the waterfront in North Williamsburg, at a polling site, on Sept. 11, 2001, which was Election Day in New York City. He saw the planes hit the towers, an unforgettable moment of sheer disbelief followed by panic and shock and lasting horror, a scene that eerily reminded him, in the aftermath, of the cover of the Don DeLillo novel “Underworld.”
  • Meet the Flimflam Man Behind Obama's Foreign Policy 'Narrative'

    05/06/2016 1:02:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 6, 2016 | Claudia Rosett
    When it comes to foreign policy, President Obama has spent more than seven years now living the dream. And I mean dream, as in fantasy -- a trip to an alternate universe. Never mind the dangerous and in some cases deadly realities that increasingly beset the rest of the planet. For the White House, it's been one glorious fiction after another. Russia was a "reset." Libya was a success. So was the pivot to Asia. The tide of war is receding. There was a red line in Syria (until there wasn't). The Iran nuclear program is now "exclusively peaceful." America's...
  • Ben Rhodes admits administration lied to sell Iran deal

    05/06/2016 11:07:36 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Ben Rhodes is perhaps the weirdest foreign policy adviser in the history of the White House. His path to his current position as deputy national security adviser for strategic communications was, as this New York Times profile informs us, "perhaps not strictly believable, even as fiction." Forget his title. Ben Rhodes is "the single most influential voice shaping American foreign policy aside from Potus himself," according to the Times. What makes that so bizarre is that Rhodes has no background in foreign policy at all. He was a failed short story writer who wandered into the orbit of Obama aides...
  • White House admits it played us for fools to sell Iran deal

    05/06/2016 5:51:32 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | John Podhoretz
    Congratulations, liberals of the Washington press corps and elite organizations: You’re a bunch of suckers. We all know this because the Obama White House just told us so. In an astounding New York Times piece by David Samuels, senior White House officials gleefully confess they use friendly reporters and nonprofits as public relations tools in the selling of President Obama’s foreign policy — and can do it almost at will because these tools are ignorant, will believe what they’re told, will essentially take dictation and are happy to be used just to get the information necessary for a tweet or...
  • .@rhodes44: 'So I lied'

    05/06/2016 7:35:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/6/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In an article appearing in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, White House speechwriter Ben Rhodes (@rhodes44) admits what Israel supporters claimed all along: He lied to Congress in order to sell the nuclear sellout to Iran. Rhodes’s innovative campaign to sell the Iran deal is likely to be a model for how future administrations explain foreign policy to Congress and the public. The way in which most Americans have heard the story of the Iran deal presented — that the Obama administration began seriously engaging with Iranian officials in 2013 in order to take advantage of a new...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Guru Boasts of How the Administration Lied to Sell the Iran Deal

    05/05/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by bushwon · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 5, 2016 | Lee Smith
    It’s hardly any wonder that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes has a "mind meld" with his boss, the president. According to a David Samuels New York Times Magazine article to be published Sunday and already posted to the website, Rhodes, like Barack Obama, is contemptuous of "the American foreign-policy establishment." What Obama calls the "Washington playbook" dictating the sorts of responses available to American policymakers, Rhodes calls the "Blob." Blob includes "editors and reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker," etc. It also encompasses, according to Rhodes, Obama's former secretary of state Hillary Clinton,...
  • Trump Shows His Solid Policy Chops

    05/05/2016 5:52:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Betsy McCaughey
    The rap on Donald Trump is that he’s all bluster. The New York Times says he’s offering “incoherent mishmash.” Ted Cruz claims Trump has “no idea” how to fix the economy. Don’t’ believe it. The Trump campaign is putting forward proposals to fix problems facing the nation, from the long waits for medical care at the VA to the impending collapse of Obamacare. Check out Trump’s economic plan, for starters. Unlike Hillary Clinton’s radical anti-business agenda, Trump’s plan would actually help unemployed Americans get back to work. Trump slashes the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, down from the current...
  • Resettling the First American 'Climate Refugees'

    05/03/2016 4:42:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. - A $48 million grant for Isle de Jean Charles, La., is the first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community struggling with the effects of climate change. With a first-of-its-kind "climate resilience" grant to resettle the island's native residents, Washington is ready to help. "Yes, this is our grandpa's land," Ms. Bourg said. "But it's going under one way or another." In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and...
  • Leftist Violence And Double Standards

    05/03/2016 3:37:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    The so-called “mainstream” national media has developed a penchant for focusing on violence originating from certain quarters while all but ignoring hooliganism emanating from others. The disparity in treatment is due primarily to an agenda being pushed by leftist elements within the media establishment, including, but not limited to, MSNBC and the New York Times.
  • Leftist Violence & Double Standards

    05/03/2016 4:00:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Leftist Violence & Double Standards When will the media decry the culture of violence of Clinton and Sanders' supporters? May 3, 2016 Ari Lieberman    The so-called “mainstream” national media has developed a penchant for focusing on violence originating from certain quarters while all but ignoring hooliganism emanating from others. The disparity in treatment is due primarily to an agenda being pushed by leftist elements within the media establishment, including, but not limited to, MSNBC and the New York Times. Violence emanating from Trump supporters buttresses a false narrative that many within the establishment media wish to propagate; namely...
  • Fantasy Math Is Helping Companies Spin Losses Into Profits

    05/01/2016 12:18:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | 22 April 2016 | GRETCHEN MORGENSON
    Companies, if granted the leeway, will surely present their financial results in the best possible light. And of course they will try to persuade investors that the calculations they prefer, in which certain costs are excluded, best represent the reality in their operations. Call it accentuating the positive, accounting-style. What’s surprising, though, is how willing regulators have been to allow the proliferation of phony-baloney financial reports and how keenly investors have embraced them. As a result, major public companies reporting results that are not based on generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, has grown from a modest problem into a...