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  • Warthog Attack Plane Finds New Life in Trump Administration

    05/27/2017 6:25:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 27, 2017 | Robert Burns, National Security Writer, The Associated Press
    Air Force leaders have reversed an Obama administration decision on the A-10 attack plane known as the Warthog. The previous administration had decided to retire the aircraft, viewing it as an unaffordable extra in what had been a time of tight budgets. Three years ago the Pentagon proposed scrapping the Warthog fleet as a way of saving $3.5 billion. Congress rejected that idea. Each of the next two years the military tried again, putting off the Warthog's retirement a bit further in the future each time....
  • European Leaders Say Islamic Attacks “Not a Major Threat” [semi-satire]

    05/27/2017 12:24:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Murderous attacks by Islamic fanatics in the United Kingdom, Egypt, Indonesia, and the Philippines this week moved US President Donald Trump to make an impassioned plea for the civilized world to unite to fight against this terrorism. As obvious as such a call to action would appear to rational individuals, it inspired push back from several European leaders. French President Emmanuel Macron challenged Trump’s priorities saying that “the murder of concert goers or nightclub patrons by ‘lone wolf’ terrorists does not pose the same existential threat that global climate change does. As heart breaking as the mass slaying of Ariana...
  • Reuters/WaPo Publish Evidence of Obama Spying on Trump Campaign...

    05/27/2017 10:29:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    ..."What this Reuters and Washington Post story actually does is prove the Obama Administration was spying on the Trump campaign. That’s the explosive angle to the story. It’s not the nothingburger report that Jared or anyone else was trying to set up communication lines that matters – the real story is Reuters and the Washington Post proving that Obama was spying on conversations about setting up those lines of communication.
  • The crime not being investigated

    05/27/2017 8:07:51 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, May 27, 2017 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Obama’s National Security Agency (NSA) routinely collected communications of American citizens since 2001 yet failed to disclose the extent of White House spying; spying which continued unabated until a few days before Donald Trump was elected President. Circa.com's Sara Carter reviewed once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community. In declassified documents made public by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), Obama’s NSA admitted that its analysts were violating surveillance rules on a regular basis. This pattern of Executive branch overreach, coupled with the timing of the government’s disclosure, resulted...
  • Obama Administration Illegally Spied on Americans, Court Documents Reveal; MSM Silent

    05/26/2017 9:39:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/25/2017 | Samuel Smith
    Despite the fact that a report released Wednesday unearthed how the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated the privacy rights of Americans, the three major left-leaning broadcast news networks neglected to shed light on the issue during their evening broadcasts. According to a Circa News report, previously top-secret documents have revealed that Obama's NSA engaged in "some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community."Circa reports that the documents show that over 5 percent of searches seeking upstream internet data on the NSA's section 702 database "violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence...
  • Kelly Responds to Former President Obama: 'We're Not Hiding Behind a Wall'

    05/26/2017 9:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    “We’re not hiding behind a wall. We’re constructing physical barriers backed up by technology, and of course the great men and women of customs and border protection, to simply safeguard our Southern border,” he said on Fox News. “We’re not hiding behind a wall, and you can’t defend anything by hiding behind something.” Former President Obama told a crowd in Berlin that “in this new world we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves. We can’t hide behind a wall.” In the thinly veiled swipe against President Trump, who’s vowed to construct a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Obama...
  • Q1 GDP Stuck at 1.2%

    05/26/2017 3:45:32 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/26/2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis’s advance estimate of real gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2017, which was released in April, had the U.S. economy growing at an annual rate of just 0.7 percent. The BEA’s second estimate, which is “based on more complete source data” and which was released today, increases the estimate for the annual rate of first quarter growth in real GDP to only 1.2 percent. In the last quarter of 2016, according to the BEA, real GDP grew at an annual rate of 2.1 percent, while for all of 2016 it grew at only...
  • Why Did Trump Say That Obama Spied On Him? Because He Did.

    05/26/2017 6:10:11 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 05/26/17 | Jack Hellner
    What is the likelihood that the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Associated Press, USA Today or other major news outlets will cover the fact that the Obama administration repeatedly violated the law by spying on Americans from 2011 until they were almost out of office, when they finally admitted it? Is it any surprise that an administration that would target political opponents through the IRS would do this, or an administration that would start monitoring a political opponent four months prior to the election? Does anyone think they didn’t spy on other Republicans running against Hillary? Or for...
  • Obama’s NSA rebuked for snooping on Americans; journo says it proves wide pattern

    05/26/2017 6:00:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Fox News (politics) ^ | May 25, 2017 | Alex Diaz
    The secret court that oversees government snooping took the Obama administration to task late last year, suggesting it created "a very serious Fourth Amendment issue" by violating rules the government itself had implemented regarding the surveillance of Americans. According to top-secret documents made public by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court – often referred to as the FISA court – the government admitted that, just days before the 2016 election, NSA analysts were violating surveillance rules on a regular basis. This pattern of overreach, coupled with the timing of the government’s disclosure, resulted in an unusually harsh rebuke of the administration’s practices...
  • Indonesian Monkey Mafia Emulates Clinton Foundation

    05/26/2017 4:44:00 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 6 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 5.26.2017 | David Blackmon
    The Monkeys learned this by observing how the Clinton Foundation works.: New Scientist reports that a “monkey mafia” that has been stealing stuff from tourists in Indonesia has now learned to sell the stolen stuff back to the same tourists for ransom. Which of course is a lesson Bill and Hillary Clinton learned early in life, and have now passed onto Chelsea. Body-slamming his way to congress.: Despite breathless predictions of a “neck and neck” race by fake pundits all over the fake news media leading into election day, Republican Greg Gianforte, who apparently has a promising future in professional...
  • Explosive Revelation of Obama Administration Illegal Surveillance of Americans

    05/25/2017 4:42:30 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    NRO ^ | May 25, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The NSA intentionally and routinely intercepted communications of American citizens in violation of the Constitution. During the Obama years, the National Security Agency intentionally and routinely intercepted and reviewed communications of American citizens in violation of the Constitution and of court-ordered guidelines implemented pursuant to federal law. The unlawful surveillance appears to have been a massive abuse of the government’s foreign-intelligence-collection authority, carried out for the purpose of monitoring the communications of Americans in the United States. While aware that it was going on for an extensive period of time, the administration failed to disclose its unlawful surveillance of Americans...
  • Obama tells adoring crowd in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’

    05/25/2017 1:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | May 25, 2017 | Kate Connolly in Berlin
    Barack Obama received a hero’s welcome when he reunited with Angela Merkel for the first time since leaving office, calling on the audience to engage in democracy and telling the tens of thousands in Berlin: “We can’t hide behind a wall.” Speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate, which was once cut off by the Berlin Wall, the former US president was greeted with cries of “Barack, Barack” as he urged the 70,000-strong crowd to “push back against those trends that would violate human rights or suppress democracy or restrict individual freedoms” and to “fight against those who divide us”....
  • Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

    05/25/2017 9:32:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 90 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/25/17 | Kirsten Grieshaber and Frank Jordans, Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his "favorite partners" during his presidency. ... At the beginning of their discussion, Obama praised Merkel to the excited cheers of a crowd of young Protestants, who had traveled from all over Germany and beyond to attend the religious gathering. "Not only do I love this city, but one of my favorite partners throughout my presidency is sitting next to me," Obama said with a big smile. Merkel smiled right back...
  • Obama 'heartbroken' by Manchester attack

    05/25/2017 9:15:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 May 2017 13:32 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Former United States President Barack Obama said at a Berlin reunion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday that he was “heartbroken” by a suicide bombing that killed 22 people in Manchester. “We can see the terrible violence that took place just recently in Manchester… it’s a reminder that there is great danger of terrorism and people who would do great harm to others just because they’re different,” Obama told a crowd at the German capital’s Brandenburg Gate. He and Merkel had sent a joint message of condolence to the families of those killed in the Monday attack during a...
  • Obama Goes From Sulking to Skulking

    05/25/2017 8:34:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/17 | Judi McLeod
    Brace yourselves, deplorables for a MSM-created preacher who is a cross somewhere between Elmer Gantry and the America-cursing Rev. Jeremiah Wright with a little Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan thrown in for good measure. German chancellor Angela Merkel and the trash tabloid headlines supermarket shoppers read while waiting to cash out have much in common: Both are unwilling to let former President Barack Obama go and live in a fantasy world where he’s still president. “Obama will deliver a speech alongside German chancellor Angela Merkel at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. The Obama Foundation says the invitation from Merkel came before...
  • New Evidence Obama Administration's NSA Spied On Americans

    05/25/2017 8:24:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 24 May, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    FOX News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen reports documents show NSA systematically violated rights of countless Americans. JAMES ROSEN: On the day President Obama visited Los Angeles last October, to yuck it up with Jimmy Kimmel, the National Security Agency were quietly informing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) that NSA had systematically violating the rights of countless Americans. A subject covered, ironically, on Kimmel's program... Declassified documents first obtained by the news outlet Circa show the FISA court sharply rebuked the Obama administration. 'With greater frequency than previously disclosed to the court, NSA analysts had used U.S. person identifiers...
  • Obama Praises Globalism in Berlin: ‘We Can’t Hide Behind a Wall’

    05/25/2017 6:16:04 AM PDT · by davikkm · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    Speaking in Berlin on Thursday, Barack Obama pushed for continued globalism and heaped praise on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “There’s a competing narrative of fear and xenophobia and nationalism and intolerance and anti-democratic trends,” said Obama, discussing democracy and global responsibility with the chancellor, at the biennial congress of the German Protestant Church. “We have to push back against those trends that would violate human rights or suppress democracy or that would restrict individual freedoms of conscience and religion. “In this new world we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves. We can’t hide behind a wall,” Obama declared from the...
  • Gowdy: No Reauthorization Of Surveillance Programs Until Unmasking Questions Answered

    05/25/2017 2:21:58 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-25-2017 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said Congress would not reauthorize certain surveillance programs until questions about the “unmasking” of Americans’ identities under the past administration were answered. Gowdy argued it was a different issue separate from the leaks coming out of the federal government and said he wanted to know (who) had made the unmasking requests and why they had done so.(snip)
  • On tour abroad, Trump does what Obama should have

    05/24/2017 7:55:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | May 24, 2017 | Dr. Timothy Stanley
    Today, I admire Donald Trump. His remarks made in the aftermath of the terror attack in Manchester captured the mood in Britain perfectly. Terrorists are not soldiers, not even murderers -- they are "losers." And this tragic event validates Trump's initiative of uniting the world against terrorism. Suddenly, he feels like a serious international leader. There has to be a change in tone. Barack Obama began his presidency with an erudite speech in Cairo declaring that America would be humbler from now on. Trump, by contrast, landed in Saudi Arabia looking like an emperor meeting a king. Trump's provincialism is...
  • Moving Past the Recession: Black Millennials Face Steep Challenges in Job Market

    05/24/2017 6:10:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | May 24, 2017 | Frederick Reese
    The Class of 2017 is facing the strongest labor market in nearly 10 years. According to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Rockefeller Foundation, the unemployment rate for recent graduates is at its lowest rate since October 2008. This has led some to suggest that this nation has finally emerged from the ravages of the Great Recession. However, this may be a matter of perspective. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016 Household Data Annual Averages, African-Americans with some college but no degree have the same unemployment rate as whites with no high school...