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  • Brother of Paris jihad murderer worked in Belgian immigration department

    11/18/2015 6:40:52 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/18/15 | Robert Spencer
    How many jihadis are in Europe courtesy of Mohamed Abdeslam? "Brother of Paris Attacker Worked in Belgian Immigration Department," by Trey Sanchez, Truth Revolt, November 17, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller): Mohamed Abdeslam is the brother of two of the terrorists that attacked Paris Friday night. They hail from Molenbeek, an impoverished immigrant district in Brussels known to be a jihadi hotbed. One of Mohamed's brothers, Ibrahim, blew himself up outside of the cafe Comptoir Voltaire near the Bataclan concert hall. The other, Salah, is now on the run after making it back across the Belgian border and is currently...
  • Sessions, Cruz Blast Admin. for Not Revealing Immigration Histories of Terrorists in U.S.

    11/17/2015 6:44:10 PM PST · by VinL · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/117/15 | Caroline May
    Sen. Jeff Sessions and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are slamming the Obama administration for failing to provide detailed immigration histories for 72 terrorists identified last year. “More than three months [after we sent our letter] the Administration has not provided immigration details on a single one of the 72 [terrorists identified in our letter],” the pair said in a joint statement. On August 12, Sessions, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, and Cruz Chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, dispatched a letter to Attorney...
  • Yellow River: EPA Forces Secrecy On Gold King Mine Spill Firm ( Colorado )

    11/15/2015 5:17:21 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 11/12/2015 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency officials require contractors to sign secrecy pledges that in the case of the Gold King Mine spill kept the public in the dark earlier this year about a Colorado mining disaster that turned waters yellow as they flowed through two states and the Navajo Nation. ... these secrecy clauses are typical with the EPA - the same government agency whose former administrator, Lisa Jackson, used an alias email address to avoid public scrutiny. ... the EPA controls the flow of information by circumventing federal regulations that dictate when an agency can use non-disclosure clauses by including secrecy...
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

    06/11/2015 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 63 replies
    MyWay ^ | Jun 11, 2015 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat WASHINGTON (AP) Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said it's up to Congress to change the law to avoid retaliation from the two countries. The law was initially written at the behest of northern...
  • State Department Has No Record Of Clinton Signing Separation Statement [VIDEO]

    03/17/2015 11:56:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/17/15 | Al Weaver
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday the agency is fairly certain that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not sign a separation statement upon her departure from Foggy Bottom. We dont have record of it, Psaki admitted. Can you put to rest the questions that you have not been able to answer to this point about former Secretary Clinton, whether she signed this separation form or not? asked The Associated Press Matt Lee. Well, we have reviewed Secretary Clintons official personal file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing any of the 0F-109,...
  • Obama Moves to Keep Hillary's Emails Secret

    03/17/2015 7:19:22 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Jack Fund
    Its a curious time for people who believe in transparency and openness in government. They say they are for transparency. In 2013, President Obama boasted, This is the most transparent administration in history. But watch what his administration does. Today, it will issue new rules exempting a key administrative office that handles issues such as request for access to government email records from the Freedom of Information Act. That law is specifically designed to allow private parties to look at government documents that aren't privileged or involve national security. Ironically, the nation celebrated FOIA just yesterday with National Freedom of...
  • More Evidence Of Climate Data Tampering By NOAA?

    03/10/2015 5:57:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/10/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    When Dr. Roy Spencer looked up summer temperature data for the U.S. Corn Belt, it showed no warming trend for over a century. But that was before temperatures were adjusted by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate scientists now the same data shows a significant warming trend.Spencer, a climate scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, said that the National Climatic Data Center made large adjustments to past summer temperatures for the U.S. Corn Belt, lowering past temperatures to make them cooler. Adjusting past temperatures downward creates a significant warming trend in the data that didnt exist before....
  • FCC head agrees to testify to Oversight on White House influence

    02/27/2015 6:50:51 AM PST · by maggief · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    Amid heated allegations that he has allowed his agency to be a puppet for the White House, the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next month. Tom Wheeler, who initially declined to appear before the panel this week, will testify on the morning of March 17, committee spokeswoman MJ Henshaw said. Wheeler is also scheduled to testify along with his four fellow commissioners the following day in the Senate Commerce Committee. Unlike that session, however, which will focus on general oversight and the FCCs new net neutrality rules, the House...
  • SECRET NEW INTERNET RULES LOOM FOR AMERICANS

    02/26/2015 5:34:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 55 replies
    Pamela Geller. Com ^ | 2/25/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Feds look to adopt 322 pages of fresh taxes, regulations; FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress Another wild power-grab. Power without accountability. The net is the very last frontier for free speech. Despite google algorithms that consistently render day in day out, year in year out always render left-wing sites on first page search results; Despite filters that block my site and sites like mine (Jihad Watch, The Religion of Peace, Creeping Sharia, Sharia Unveiled, et al) at work, school, and even US army bases and government agencies; Despite search engines refusing to include...
  • FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress ahead of Net Neutrality Vote

    02/25/2015 10:18:49 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 2-25-2015 | Andrew Johnson
    Two prominent House committee chairs are deeply disappointed in Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for refusing to testify before Congress as the future of the Internet is at stake. Wheelers refusal to go before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday comes on the eve of the FCCs vote on new Internet regulations pertaining to net neutrality. The committees chairman, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), and Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R., Mich.) criticized Wheeler and the administration for lacking transparency on the issue.
  • Gallup CEO: I May Suddenly Disappear For Telling Truth About Obama Unemployment Rate (Video)

    Gallup CEO Jim Clifton told CNBC he might suddenly disappear for telling the truth about the Obama unemployment rate. The real Obama unemployment rate has never recovered and is still above 10%. Years of unending news stories on U.S. government programs of surveillance,rendition and torture have apparently chilled the speech of even top business executives in the United States. Yesterday, Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, an iconic U.S. company dating back to 1935, told CNBC that he was worried he might suddenly disappear and not make it home that evening if he disputed the accuracy of what...
  • Obama, Democrats head to retreat in cloak of secrecy, with press banned

    01/17/2015 5:14:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/16/15 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    President Obama who famously promised when he took office in 2009 to bring about an unprecedented level of openness in government has headed off to Baltimore for a retreat with Democrats with one special caveat: No press allowed. Newsmax reported that in previous years, the Democrats have let in some members of the media. But this year, none are allowed though some topics of discussion have sneaked into the public arena. The Hill reported that the politicos will be discussing Mr. Obamas latest proposal to use tax dollars to pay for community college as well...
  • Army Will Not Release Bergdahl Investigation Report (Friday News Dump)

    10/10/2014 3:53:35 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    The Army has no plans to release the results of an investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance and capture by the Taliban in 2009, a spokesman said Friday. "We recognize the importance of the media and the public understanding of our investigative process, and look forward to future discussions on this issue. However, the Army's priority is ensuring that our process is thorough, factually accurate, impartial, and legally correct," Army spokesman Wayne Hall said in a statement.
  • Why the CDC Won't Release the Ebola Patient's Flight Itinerary

    10/01/2014 11:13:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 1, 2014 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY
    The flight information for the Ebola patient diagnosed in Texas will not be released by health officials because "It's just not necessary," a spokesperson at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told ABC News. "If we need to contact passengers we have a way. We'd call ourselves," the CDC spokesperson said.
  • OMB : Managing Government Records Directive

    06/17/2014 1:17:04 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | August 24, 2012 | OMB
    Federal agencies shall work toward two central goals. Goal 1: Require Electronic Recordkeeping to Ensure Transparency, Efficiency, and Accountability. Goal 2: Demonstrate Compliance with Federal Records Management Statutes and Regulations. By December 31 , 2013 , the SAO shall ensure permanent records that have been in existence for more than 30 years are identified for transfer and reported to NARA.
  • Obama Admin Refuses to Justify Taliban Release in Closed-Door Brief

    06/10/2014 4:45:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/10/14 | Adam Kredo
    Obama administration officials refused to fully explain to key senators the justification for freeing five senior Taliban leaders that the White House had once considered to be among the most dangerous prisoners being held in the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, according to senior Senate insiders familiar with a closed-door briefing held Tuesday for members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Top Obama administration officials continued to defend the decision to skirt U.S. law and not inform Congress about the deal, telling lawmakers that it was worth it; period, according to one Senate insider familiar with Tuesdays classified briefing. Officials maintained...
  • State Dept: Probably Very Good Reasons Not to Give Details of Taliban Deal With Qatar

    06/04/2014 7:00:26 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    (CNSNews.com) Amid reports that Qatar will allow five senior Taliban terrorists freed from Guantanamo Bay in the controversial Bergdahl exchange to move around freely, a State Department spokeswoman on Tuesday repeatedly declined to discuss specifics of the agreement struck with Qatar. Marie Harf said the deal involved very sensitive diplomatic negotiations involving the Gulf state and there were probably very good reasons not to make the details public.
  • Ex-IRS official Lerner's attorney says no Hill testimony without immunity or court order

    02/26/2014 12:37:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 121 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/26/26 | Fox News.
    The attorney for Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, signaled Wednesday that his client will not comply with a request to testify on Capitol Hill next week. Attorney William Taylor said Lerner, who resigned last year as the agencys tax-exempt organizations chief, will return and testify only if compelled by a federal court or if given immunity for her testimony. Taylor stated his position in a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He was responding to a letter Tuesday from Issa saying, in part, that Lerners testimony...
  • Live Thread: House Oversight & Reform Subcommittee: IRS Targeting Investigation

    02/06/2014 7:16:02 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 46 replies
    http://www.c-span.org ^ | February 6, 2014 | c-span
    Testimony related to the IRS Targeting investigation Testimony: Catherine Engelbrecht Shortly after filing IRS forms to establish 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations, an assortment of federal entities including law enforcement agencies and a Congressman from Maryland, Elijah Cummings came knocking at my door. http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Engelbrecht.pdf Catherine Engelbrecht Founder and President Other testimony can be found here: http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/irs-targeting-investigation-administration/
  • EU anti-corruption report stops short of naming and shaming

    02/04/2014 3:10:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    EurActiv ^ | 04 February 2014 | Georgi Gotev
    The European Commission said yesterday (3 February) that its first anti-corruption handbook for the 28 member states showed that there were no corruption-free zones, but officials declined to name and shame individual countries. The Commission published yesterday (3 February) its much awaited 40-page anti-corruption report covering the overall situation in the 28-country bloc, coupled with individual chapters on each country, of approximately a dozen pages each. The package is supplemented by a 230-page special Eurobarometer survey on corruption. The EU executive said that its rather modest ambition was to launch a debate on the corruption and identify ways in which...