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  • AP Doesn’t Ask WH Officials if They Successfully Emailed Hillary on Private Account

    03/06/2015 8:53:04 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    br ^ | 03/06/2015
    The Associated Press may have never even asked White House officials if they successfully emailed Hillary Clinton on her private email account while reporting that only after Congress’s Benghazi investigation did the White House discover that Clinton solely used her private account for all government-related communications.
  • Kerry Reportedly to Offer Nuclear Umbrella to Gulf States

    03/05/2015 8:53:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    INN ^ | 3/5/2015, 10:36 AM | Ari Yashar
    Western sources have reportedly revealed that US Secretary of State John Kerry is offering Gulf States an American nuclear umbrella to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat, as Kerry is finalizing a controversial deal with Iran ahead of a March 31 deadline for talks. The sources spoke to the London-based Arabic language Al-Hayat newspaper, as cited by Yedioth Aharonoth, and said that Kerry while in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this week intends to present a plan to senior sources in the country. Through the framework of the plan, the US would provide a sort of nuclear umbrella to the Gulf States...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Hillary Is Not Trying to Clear the Air, Because She Can’t

    03/05/2015 5:43:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | March 05, 2015
    Krauthammer’s Take: Hillary Is Not Trying to Clear the Air, Because She Can’t March 5, 2015 Why doesn’t Hillary Clinton do a no-holds-barred, Chris Christie-style press conference to clear the air over her secret email accounts? “Because the answers to the questions, if remotely honest,” says Charles Krauthammer, “are self-indicting.” “The reason that she can’t do a Christie, and do a two-hour press conference, where she clears the air,” Krauthammer explained on Thursday’s Special Report, “is — two reasons. Number one, she’s a Clinton, and what the Clintons do is never ‘clear the air’; they spend the first month or...
  • 'Military pressure' may be needed to oust Assad: Kerry

    03/05/2015 1:43:18 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 3-5-2015 | AFP
    Military pressure may be needed to oust Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. SNIP--- "Ultimately a combination of diplomacy and pressure will be needed to bring about a political transition. Military pressure particularly may be necessary given President Assad's reluctance to negotiate seriously."
  • Did Hillary Clinton Violate the Federal Embezzlement Law?

    03/04/2015 8:22:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | March 04, 2015
    Did Hillary Clinton Violate the Federal Embezzlement Law? by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY March 4, 2015 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s systematic evasion of federal recordkeeping requirements involved both the use of private email addresses and a server system installed in her Chappaqua manse. The servers, according to the Washington Free Beacon, may have been set up by shady longtime Clinton lackey Eric Hothem – under a false name (Eric Hoteham) slightly varied from his true name. It may also have been designed to give users the ability to erase emails without a trace. Shannen Coffin’s excellent column today points out...
  • John Kerry: A Cossack in a Sukkeh

    03/04/2015 4:27:58 PM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 2, 2015 | Edward Alexander
    John Kerry generally enters into diplomacy concerning Israel like a bull in a china shop; or, shall we say, like a Cossack in a sukkeh. (That is a simile that would have been familiar to Kerry’s Yiddish-speaking paternal grandparents, originally named Kohn.) It therefore came as no surprise when, in a nearly apopleptic outburst to a congressional committee on February 25, he assailed Benjamin Netanyahu for having the temerity to accept an invitation from the U. S. Congress to warn of the imminent danger of allowing Iran to acquire the capacity to develop and the ability to “deliver” nuclear weapons,...
  • Left Takes Aim at Hillary Diane Rodham

    03/04/2015 1:44:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sitting here, and I am genuinely intrigued at what appears to be a firing squad being put together aimed at Hillary Diane Rodham, otherwise known as Hillary Rodham Clinton. That's her e-mail address at clintonemail.com, HDR, Hillary Diane Rodham. No mention, no relationship, no mention whatsoever of her husband, Bill. Hillarydianerodham22@clintonemail.com is her e-mail address. People are trying to figure out, "What does the 22 mean?" At any rate, it's stunning, the New York Times, the Associated Press, the New Republic, Politico, it is unprecedented. I'd never seen it, the Drive-By Media, the left-wing media,...
  • Robert Gibbs: Hillary Clinton's use of private emails 'highly unusual'

    03/03/2015 6:20:45 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 34 replies
    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says he can’t think of a good reason why Hillary Clinton would have used a personal email address for all correspondence when she was secretary of state. “I think it is, obviously, highly unusual,” he said on NBC’s “Today” on Tuesday morning, following a report by The New York Times that Clinton used a non-government email to conduct official business, possibly in violation of federal record requirements. The State Department acknowledged to POLITICO on Monday that thousands of her emails were not preserved as a result.
  • Source: Top Clinton Aides Used Secret Email Accounts at State Dept. (Reines & Mrs. Weiner)

    03/03/2015 5:58:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    3/03/15
    Link only - Source: Top Clinton Aides Used Secret Email Accounts at State Dept.
  • WH Won't Say if Clinton Broke Law by Using Personal Email

    03/03/2015 4:51:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    ABC7 Eyeball News ^ | 03/03/2015 | Mary Bruce
    The White House today repeatedly declined to say whether it was appropriate for Hillary Clinton to use solely her personal email account while serving as secretary of state. "Very specific guidance has been given to agencies all across the government, which is specifically that employees in the Obama administration should use their official e-mail accounts when they're conducting official government business," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at a livelier-than-usual press briefing. In an exchange with ABC News, Earnest would not say whether or not Clinton violated that policy or broke the law by using only her...
  • Senator Kerry: "I will meet Ortega and North Vietnamese"; Sec State Kerry "No House Speech!"

    03/02/2015 7:49:32 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 18 replies
    John Kerry negotiated directly with North Vietnamese communists in Paris before and while Henry Kissinger tried to get us out of Vietnam without destroying the South Vietnamese left behind when our troops abandoned that country. In that of course, he followed several years of violently and very publicly protesting the Vietnam War after spending only 91 days overseas. In both of these, he was obviously opposing official US policy, and by meeting with the enemy deliberately and while official negotiations were going on, he was deliberately sabotaging the official US position. But that was not the only time, nor the...
  • Kerry cautions Israel not to undercut Iran diplomacy as talks resume

    03/02/2015 9:01:02 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | Arshad Mohammed
    MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut nuclear negotiations with Iran that resumed on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case in Washington against the diplomacy. Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met for about 90 minutes on the first of what could be three days of talks in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux on curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. The two men, along with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Iranian atomic energy chief Ali Akbar...
  • Kerry: Public Talks on Deal Will Complicate Iran’s Disarmament

    03/02/2015 3:33:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/15
    US Secretary of State, John Kerry, warned that public talks on the formulating nuclear deal with Iran will make it exceedingly difficult for the US to prevent Ian from developing nuclear abilities. Kerry stated that he is concerned by reports that details of the nuclear talks will be exposed in the next few days. .....
  • Caption John Kerry

    03/02/2015 3:09:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    watch.org ^ | 3-2-15 | AFP
    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Geneva International airport, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (photo credit: AP/Evan Vucci, Pool) Top US diplomat John Kerry arrived in Switzerland late Sunday for tough talks on Iran and Ukraine, and to push Moscow’s foreign minister to ensure a “credible” probe into the shooting of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov
  • Hillary’s Top Aides Knew from First Minutes that Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack, E-mails Disclose

    02/26/2015 1:33:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/26/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414500/hillary-clintons-top-a
    FULL TITLE: Hillary Clinton’s Top Aides Knew from First Minutes that Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack, E-mails Disclose From the very first moments of the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides were advised that the compound was under a terrorist attack. In fact, less than two hours into the attack, they were told that the al-Qaeda affiliate in Libya, Ansar al-Sharia, had claimed responsibility. These revelations and others are disclosed by a trove of e-mails and other documents pried from the State Department by Judicial Watch...
  • Kerry tells Western leaders it would be an 'error' to refer to violent extremists as Islamists

    01/23/2015 5:01:40 PM PST · by Windflier · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Francesca Chambers
    Violent extremists killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience of opinion leaders Friday at the World Economic Forum. In a speech calling for a global effort against violent extremism, Kerry said it would be a mistake to link Islam to criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill-seeking and other factors. 'We have to keep our heads,' Kerry said, according to the Associate Press. 'The biggest error we could...
  • John Kerry An Illiterate???

    01/23/2015 5:37:50 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 71 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | January 23, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Kerry: New flexible war powers needed to fight IS

    12/09/2014 12:07:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2014 3:01 PM EST | Deb Riechmann
    Secretary of State John Kerry says a new congressional authorization for U.S. military operations against the Islamic State should not be limited to Iraq and Syria and should not bind President Barack Obama from ever deploying ground troops against the group if necessary. […] Obama is using congressional authorizations that former President George W. Bush relied on after 9/11—ones that critics say are a legal stretch at best. …
  • Kerry: U.S. not at war with ISIS

    09/11/2014 1:14:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | 9-11-2014 | Elise Labott, Laura Smith-Spark and Ray Sanchez
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday would not say the United States is at war with ISIS, telling CNN in an interview that the administration's strategy includes "many different things that one doesn't think of normally in context of war." "What we are doing is engaging in a very significant counter-terrorism operation," Kerry told CNN's Elise Labott in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. "It's going to go on for some period of time. If somebody wants to think about it as being a war with ISIL, they can do so, but the fact is it's a major counterterrorism operation that...
  • Global Missionary: John Kerry’s Faltering Effort to Redefine US Foreign Policy

    08/07/2014 6:08:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 05, 2014 – 11:56 AM | Holger Stark
    John Kerry has spent months rushing from one conflict to the next, but has little show for it. His failures are symptomatic of an America that lacks a foreign policy identity—and of a country that seems uncomfortable with its role as a superpower. […] The helplessness of the world’s most important foreign minister shows just how little influence the US still has in the Middle East. And with each failure, Washington’s influence in the rest of the world erodes as well. A civil war is raging in eastern Ukraine, an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program is still a...
  • THE EVIL MIND OF JOHN KERRY: From Hanoi to Hamas, He Wears Blinders

    08/01/2014 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    THE EVIL MIND OF JOHN KERRY From Hanoi to Hamas, He Wears Blinders. By Jeffrey Lord – 8.1.14 John Kerry sees no evil. The Israeli media is catching on. Last night, the news arrived that Secretary of State Kerry and UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon had issued a joint statement announcing a 72-hour truce between Israel and Hamas. Reported the Washington Post: GAZA CITY — Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, diplomats from the United States and the United Nations announced Thursday, potentially paving the way for an end to the...
  • Kerry caught on open mic (Gaza)

    07/20/2014 8:35:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20,2014 | BYRON TAU
    Secretary of State John Kerry was caught on an open mic just before his interview with “Fox News Sunday” candidly speaking about the conflict in Gaza. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation, it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Kerry said to an aide on the phone, with some measure of frustration. His comments seemed to be criticizing the Israeli government’s assurances about the limited scope of its attack and ground invasion of Gaza. Kerry, speaking by phone to one of his top aides, then added: “We’ve got to get over there. Thank you John. I think John, we...
  • Kerry to hold 2nd day of talks with Iran over nuclear deal

    07/14/2014 9:18:31 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 14, 2014, 5:02 am
    With just 6 days left to a July 20 deadline, US secretary of state makes a push to overcome major differences in negotiations US Secretary of State John Kerry was due Monday to hold a second day of talks with Iran seeking to overcome major differences blocking what would be a momentous nuclear deal. With just six days until a deadline to strike an accord, the differences appear considerable, however, with Kerry and other Western ministers failing on Sunday to achieve a breakthrough. Such an accord is aimed at ending once and for all worries that Iran might develop nuclear...
  • Katie Couric - Kerry: US open to working with Iran against extremists in Iraq

    06/16/2014 6:01:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 16, 2014 | Olivier Knox
    Secretary of State John Kerry cautiously signalled on Monday that the United States would be open to cooperating with Iran militarily in Iraq to beat back al Qaida-inspired fighters who pose an "existential" danger to that war-torn country and may look to target Europe and the United States. “This is a challenge to the stability of the region. It is obviously an existential challenge to Iraq itself. This is a terrorist group,” Kerry told Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric in an exclusive interview. Prodded on whether the United States would consider cooperating militarily with Iran, Kerry replied: "Let’s see...
  • U.S. Spy Agencies Heard Benghazi Attackers Using State Dept Phones to Call Their Commanders

    06/12/2014 7:32:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/11/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Well, this is a bombshell. The terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 used cell phones, seized from State Department personnel during the attacks, and U.S. spy agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders to report on the success of the operation, multiple sources confirmed to Fox News. The disclosure is important because it adds to the body of evidence establishing that senior U.S. officials in the Obama administration knew early on that Benghazi was a terrorist attack, and not a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam video that had gone awry,...
  • Kerry Chats w/Terrorist Leader in TWA Flight 847 Hijacking

    06/09/2014 8:59:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 6/6/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here’s John Kerry having a good time with Nabih Berri, the head of the Amal Movement, and speaker of the Hezbollah dominated Lebanese parliament. What better way to follow up the Taliban deal than to meet with another terrorist hijacker. Back in 1985, Amal and Hezbollah terrorists used the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 to demand the release of imprisoned terrorists. A TWA airliner, Flight 847 en route from Athens to Rome, was hijacked by Shia terrorists of the Hizballah organization who demanded the release of Shia prisoners held in Kuwait, Israel, and Spain. The airliner was forced to fly...
  • Taliban swapped for Bergdahl could be drone targets, Kerry indicates

    06/08/2014 7:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 8, 2014 | Paul Lewis
    Secretary of state John Kerry has indicated that five Guantánamo Bay detainees released in exchange for an American soldier could be killed by drone strike if they return to the battlefield in Afghanistan. Kerry’s implied threat to the five Taliban fighters came as Republicans ramped-up their criticism of the deal to release Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner of the Taliban for five years until he was freed last week. The 28-year-old soldier has reportedly told medical staff at a base in Germany he was tortured and beaten by his captors, and once locked in a metal cage in total darkness...
  • John Kerry: Freed Taliban Could Fight, Also 'Get Killed'

    06/08/2014 1:55:10 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 25 replies
    Newser ^ | June 8 2014 | Polly Davis Doig
    John Kerry has a word for critics who charge that American troops are in greater danger in the wake of the prisoner swap that freed five Taliban leaders, and that word is "baloney." Of the Taliban, he says, "I am not telling you that they don’t have some ability at some point to go back and get involved," adding ominously that "they also have an ability to get killed if they do that." Meanwhile, of Bowe Bergdahl, he says, "it would have been offensive and incomprehensible to consciously leave an American behind, no matter what." Kerry faced plenty of criticism...
  • Kerry: Detainees could return to fight

    06/08/2014 7:15:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 8, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged on Sunday the possibility that the five Guantanamo Bay detainees released in a prisoner swap for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could return to terrorism. "I'm not telling you that they don't have some ability at some time to get back involved, but they also have an ability to get killed if they do that," he said in an interview that aired on CNN's "State of the Union." "And I don't think anybody should doubt the capacity of Americans to protect Americans," Kerry added. The swap for five Taliban detainees for Bergdahl has sparked fierce...
  • Matthews Slams White House For Saying Soldiers Are ‘Swift-Boating’ Bergdahl

    06/04/2014 6:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews continued his attacks on the Obama administration for the trade of five dangerous Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, slamming the White House’s claim that soldiers who served with Bergdahl are “swift-boating” him and asking “where is the dishonesty in the portrayal?” of Bergdahl as a deserter. Matthews, who strongly questioned the trade even while facts continued to pour in on Monday, has been the only host on his network so far to even remotely challenge the Obama administration’s narrative on the prisoner trade and Bergdahl’s history of service. And on Wednesday, he angrily...
  • John Kerry won't testify before House Oversight Committee after all(Issa backing Gowdy Select Comm.)

    05/30/2014 11:33:46 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-30-2014 | Joel Gehrke
    TOPICS: HOUSE OVERSIGHT John Kerry won't testify before House Oversight Committee after all BY JOEL GEHRKE | MAY 30, 2014 | 2:08 PM Secretary of State John Kerry won't testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the Benghazi terrorist attacks after all. Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., dropped his subpoena in order to eliminate a State Department argument against Kerry appearing before the House Select Committee on Benghazi chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who sits on the regular oversight panel with Issa. "We have been clear that we're willing to work with the committee, despite the fact...
  • FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Says President’s ‘Highest Obligation’ Is to Care for Veterans (VIDEO)

    05/29/2014 12:16:10 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 29 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    As a presidential candidate in 2008, Hillary Clinton said it was “the highest obligation” of the President of the United States to care for the nation’s veterans. “We haven’t funded the VA. We have so many coming home who are injured and not being taken care of,” she said. “I think it is the highest obligation of the President, who is also our Commander-in-Chief, to take care of those who have served our nation.” Clinton has been silent on the current Veterans Affairs scandal rocking the Obama administration, which has shed light on widespread incompetence and corruption that led to...
  • Kerry says Snowden engaging in Kerry-Like Betrayal - [Vietnam War] - Video Montage

    05/29/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 5 replies
    During a round of morning interviews with several of the major television networks on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry accused NSA [National Security Agency] leaker Edward Snowden of engaging in the same kind of betrayal and traitorous activities that Kerry once participated in. When Kerry returned from the Vietnam War in the early 70's, he accused his fellow American soldiers of committing war crimes. Kerry's accusations provoked the ire of countless Vietnam War vets who said that not only was Kerry falsely maligning them, but that he was guilty of betrayal and that he was harming American POW's in...
  • Cowardly John Kerry demands DNA before helping Christian American family being destroyed by Sharia

    05/29/2014 10:10:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/29/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    DNA proof? Who could provide DNA proof on short notice to the State Department in a dangerous foreign country? Please pray for the Ibrahim/Wani family who are now in the clutches of seventh century Islamists and have nowhere to turn. The worst nightmare of every American in a foreign country is coming true for them. Meriam the eight months pregnant mother will be executed, their 20 month old baby son Martin is imprisoned, he and his unborn sibling will be forced to live as Muslims and when the father Daniel begged John Kerry’s State Department for help they shut the...
  • State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report

    05/28/2014 8:41:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon via The Washington Times ^ | Friday, April 4, 2014 | By Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon
    The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report. The $6 billion in unaccounted funds poses a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” according to the report. The alert, originally sent on March 20 and just released this week, warns that the missing contracting funds“could expose the department to substantial financial losses.” The report centered on State Department contracts worth...
  • Former South African President: Israel Not an Apartheid State

    05/28/2014 9:08:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 5/29/2014, 5:15 AM | Elad Benari
    F.W. de Klerk, who served as the last President of apartheid-era South Africa, said on Wednesday that it was unfair to say that Israel is an apartheid state. De Klerk, who is visiting Israel where he received an honorary doctorate from Haifa University, gave an interview to Channel 2 News, in which he was asked about comments recently attributed to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, that Israel would become “an apartheid state” if talks failed. “There are many definitions of apartheid. I do not know what Mr. Kerry meant, but one should be careful about making comparisons,” said de...
  • THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONY FROM SEC. OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO EXPLAIN HIS DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO...

    05/22/2014 8:48:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Congress.Gov - Congressional Record ^ | 5-21-2014 | Darrell Issa
    THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONY FROM SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO EXPLAIN HIS DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA (Extensions of Remarks - May 21, 2014) Text of this article available as: TXT PDF [Extensions of Remarks] [Page E797] THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONY FROM SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO EXPLAIN HIS DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA _____ HON. DARRELL E. ISSA of california in the house of representatives Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Mr. ISSA. Mr. Speaker, as the House's Select Committee on Benghazi stands up and takes ownership of an investigation that has been...
  • Kerry: If We're Wrong on Climate Change, "What's the Worst That Can Happen?"

    05/20/2014 9:17:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 20,2014 | Jeryl Bier
    Secretary of State John Kerry did not shy away from pejorative language when addressing "climate change" in his commencement speech at Boston College on Monday. Kerry referred to those skeptical of the Obama administration's climate claims as "members of the Flat Earth Society" who are "risking nothing less than the future of the entire planet" by resisting implementation of the administration's policies.
  • Gaffe-prone John Kerry suggests governing war-torn Libya is as easy as running Massachusetts

    05/16/2014 11:21:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Mail online ^ | May 16, 2014 | FRANCESCA CHAMPERS
    War-torn African country Libya could get back on track if it wanted to, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Thursday. Kerry insinuated that it shouldn't be too hard for Libya and its population of just over six million people given the country's small size and wealth of resources. After all, Libya's roughly the same size as his home state of Massachusetts, the former Senator said. 'I know something about what you can provide when you want to.'
  • Issa: 'Slippery' State Dept. Not Cooperating on Benghazi Documents

    05/15/2014 3:31:42 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Cathy Burke
    House Oversight Committee head Darrell Issa slammed the State Department Thursday for using “slippery tactics” to weasel out of providing documents related to the 2012 Benghazi attack – and issued a new subpoena to haul Secretary of State John Kerry before the panel. The California Republican said he'd kept his part of a bargain – lifting an initial May 21 date for Kerry to go before the committee – but the State Department has "back tracked," The Hill reports. “With this State Department’s slippery tactics, it’s no wonder our friends in the world are losing faith in us and our...
  • Hillary Clinton played Politics in Benghazi Lead Up

    05/15/2014 3:14:33 PM PDT · by Col Vit · 5 replies
    POLITISITE.com ^ | 5/15/2014 | Colonel Steven B. Vitali USMC (Ret)
    The intensity level in Washington is heating up with the creation of House Select Benghazi Committee. Already, pugilist jabs are thrown by Nancy Pelosi as she hypocritically rejects appointing members to the committee. Poor Nancy, the same arbitrator of fairness in the Obamacare sham, cast a hallow demand for “fairness and balance” to force Republicans to cave to her insistence of an equal number of committee members selected from each camp. Nancy is smug with her shrewd ploy to appear non-partisan while painting Republicans as unfair before the committee even begins their work. Pelosi recoils in laughter at her deception...
  • Bill Clinton reveals it took Hillary 'six months of very serious work to get over' her concussion

    05/15/2014 11:20:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/15/14 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Former President Bill Clinton divulged on Wednesday that it took former secretary of state Hillary Clinton 'six months of very serious work' last year to recover from a fainting spell in December 2012 that resulted in a concussion and blood clot.
  • Kerry to warn of climate threats to national security in speech [extreme weather events across the]

    05/14/2014 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Kerry to warn of climate threats to national security in speech By Laura Barron-Lopez - 05/14/14 11:43 AM EDT Secretary of State John Kerry plans to give a major speech on the connection between climate change and national security this summer. In an interview with the New York Times, Kerry said the speech would also be an opportunity to build political support for President Obama's climate agenda. “We’re going to try to lay out to people legitimate options for action that are not bank-breaking or negative," Kerry said. A central part of that agenda are regulations to curb carbon emissions...
  • State tells House Oversight Committee to find a “more appropriate witness” than Kerry on Benghazi

    05/13/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/13/14 | Ed Morrissey
    If Darrell Issa expected John Kerry to abide by a subpoena in the issue of e-mails withheld by the White House on Benghazi, the State Department wants to temper those expectations. Earlier today, spokesperson Jen Psaki offered a suggestion to the House Oversight Committee — find someone “more appropriate” for such testimony: The State Department is doubling down on its opposition to Secretary of State John Kerry testifying on the deadly Benghazi attack, saying in a statement overnight that a congressional committee should find “a more appropriate witness.” Kerry will be on a previously scheduled official trip to Mexico on
  • Kerry to Testify on Alternative Date on Benghazi

    05/12/2014 3:38:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 12, 2014
    The State Department and a House panel are working on an alternative date for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about information related to the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. "The State Department has told the Committee that they are committed to finding an alternative date in the near future for Secretary Kerry to testify before the Oversight Committee," Frederick Hill, a spokesman for the panel, said Monday. "As such, Chairman Issa agreed to lift the subpoena obligation for May 21."
  • John Kerry Laments That Islamist Terrorists Who Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

    05/07/2014 5:21:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I think John Kerry is one of these guys who thinks he's smartest person in the world, and is actually a blithering idiot and doesn't know it. Those are the worst kind. They're also the funniest. They take themselves soooo seriously. They really do. They think they're the cat's meow. They are just the cock of the walk. In truth, people snicker and laugh at 'em behind their back once they finish. Now, I'll give you an example here. There is a story occurring out there that is not getting much reportage at all. "Amid a swelling...
  • PA Planned to Torpedo Talks Weeks in Advance (Made a monkey out of Kerry)

    05/06/2014 10:21:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 5/7/14 | Ari Yashar
    National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen has sent protest letters in the last two weeks to the White House as well as various other Western governments, in which he argues that the Palestinian Authority (PA) planned the failure of peace talks. In the letter, Cohen states that the PA deceived US Secretary of State John Kerry regarding its intentions in the talks. Haaretz published the letter on Wednesday, after having received a copy on April 22. A 65-page document submitted to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas by PA Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat on March 9 is attached to the letter. The date places the document...
  • Benghazi: 36 Hours Before Rhodes Email, Hillary Used IDENTICAL Cover-Up Script (video)

    05/05/2014 6:37:59 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 5/5/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how Hillary used IDENTICAL Benghazi cover-up script 36 hours before the Ben Rhodes email. Tune in!
  • Kerry Spokesperson: Boss in Mexico on Day of Issa Hearing

    05/05/2014 3:23:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5/5/14 | David Eldridge
    Secretary of State John Kerry will be on a previously scheduled trip to Mexico on May 21, the day he’s been subpoenaed to appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to testify on Benghazi, a State Department spokeswoman said Monday. Deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said Kerry, who has been overseas, is aware of the subpoena, announced Friday by Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “As we’ve said repeatedly, we were all surprised, quite frankly, that instead of working with us and reaching out to us and offering first an invitation to testify, that Chairman Issa jumped immediately to subpoenaing...
  • John Kerry, under fire

    04/30/2014 3:02:45 PM PDT · by shove_it · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 Apr 2014 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Name one high-profile issue that’s going well right now for Secretary of State John Kerry. Russian troops are still sitting on the Ukrainian border, and Russian-backed militants haven’t backed off inside the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is still taking Kerry’s calls, but not seeming to care much about what’s being said. Syrian President Bashar Assad announced Monday he’s running for re-election, unopposed, eight months after firing nerve gas over President Barack Obama’s red line. Kerry’s attempted peace process reboot between the Israelis and Palestinians has stalled out. And then, “apartheid” — what the future could hold for Israel...