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  • Goldman Paid Bill Clinton $200,000 For Speech Before Bank Lobbied Hillary Clinton

    04/28/2015 2:09:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic
    International Business Times ^ | 4-28-15 | David Sirota & Andrew Perez
    Goldman Sachs paid former President Bill Clinton $200,000 to deliver a speech in the spring of 2011, several months before the investment banking giant began lobbying the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton, federal records reviewed by International Business Times show. Goldman’s objective in lobbying the State Department could not be immediately discerned. The lobbying disclosure filings note only that Goldman sought to “monitor deficit reduction issues” -- specifically, a bill known as the Budget Control Act -- and the bank declined to answer questions about the precise nature of its interests Three days after Bill Clinton accepted Goldman’s...
  • Listening to the Tick Tock of the Hillary Crook Clock

    04/24/2015 7:17:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    The DiploMad 2.0 ^ | April 24, 2015 | W. Lewis Amselem
    [SNIP]...What more can one say about events? I am not Nostradamus, but I must say that going back over my work of posts, I think this little blog has called developments pretty accurately. Of course, I admit, it wasn't too hard. The Obama disaster at home and abroad was foreseeable from Day One of The One. Now we see a new disaster befalling our beloved but increasingly ragged Republic. The Hillary candidacy. You don't need me to summarize or link to the growing pile of stories about the corruptness and general sleaziness of the Ex-FLOTUS and her charming rogue of...
  • Many Clinton charity donors also got State Department awards under Hillay

    04/24/2015 3:58:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Twenty-two of the 37 corporations nominated for a prestigious State Department award — and six of the eight ultimate winners — while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State were also donors to the Clinton family foundation. The published donor records of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation don't give exact dates or amounts of its contributors, but it is possible to create a general timeline for when many of the corporations donated and when they were either nominated or selected for the award. Silicon Valley giant Cisco was the biggest foundation contributor nominated in 2009, giving the Clinton charity...
  • Officials: Ex-Pentagon spokesman to move to State Department

    04/23/2015 10:05:45 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Big Story - AP ^ | April 23, 2015 | Matthew Lee
    Former Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby will retire from the military and move to the State Department to be that agency's new public face, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Secretary of State John Kerry tapped Kirby to be the department's spokesman because of his deep experience and knowledge of international issues and the fact that he is widely seen as a non-political face, the officials said. Kirby will replace Jen Psaki, a former spokeswoman for President Barack Obama's presidential campaign, who left the State Department last month to become White House communications director...[SNIP]...The officials said acting State Department spokeswoman Marie...
  • Hillary’s Next Scandal to Break Soon…Passenger Lists of Her Flights Ordered Released by Judge

    03/14/2015 4:19:50 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 108 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 3/14/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Hillary’s ride to 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue just got bumpier. A judge on Friday ordered the State Department to turn over passenger manifests to Citizens United as a result of a FOIA request that State had ignored. The quick ruling appears to show that judges patience for stonewalling by the Obama administration has reached it’s limit and they no longer feel like giving them the benefit of a doubt. Those manifests could bury Hillary 2016 before it even starts. There seems to be a connection between donors to the Clinton Foundation and contracts from foreign countries receiving favorable treatment from the...
  • Congratulations, Marie Harf!

    04/22/2015 4:07:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/22/15 | Thomas Lifson
    At the tender age of 33, Marie Harf has attained a special kind of immortality, joining a list of luminaries (for instance, Thomas Crapper) whose names have become verbs. The Urban Dictionary has now listed “Harfing” as a verb: Harfing To say or assert something so patently stupid and preposterous as to generate widespread mockery. Named in honor of State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf. The State Department Spokesperson was harfing on about how Islamic State jihadists only needed job opportunities in order to give up their evil ways. And yesterday, Marie gave us another example:
  • U.S. State Department to train journalists in India

    04/20/2015 9:23:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/15 | Judi Mcleod
    ‘Liars like Us’ J School: Heads up to the unsuspecting people of India: The liars of the U.S. State Department have taken it upon themselves to teach “ethics” to your nation’s upcoming journalists. Don’t get caught up in the controversy that it “has even proposed appropriating the name of Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” as a title for the course. It’s not the name of the course, that could just as easily be called “Liars like us”, but what the course is teaching that’s the clear and present danger:
  • Huma Abedin’s job arrangement under Hillary investigated by State Dept. IG

    04/14/2015 9:29:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/14/2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department’s inspector general has agreed to investigate the program that allowed former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton to hire one of her key advisors, Huma Abedin, for government work even as she was also employed by a private firm, a senator revealed Friday. Inspector General Steve A. Linick also said he wasn’t aware of Mrs. Clinton’s or Ms. Abedin’s use of a non-government email account to conduct official business, and said that’s generally been frowned upon at the department. He pointed to a 2012 report that instructed an embassy to stop using a commercial email system as evidence. And...
  • Clinton Covered Up Ambassador’s Pedophilia

    04/12/2015 5:19:32 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 33 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 11, 2013 | Kris Zane
    U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman routinely ditched his security detail in Brussels and solicited prostitutes—this according to a suppressed Inspector General report. Further, Gutman was alleged to have been engaged in pedophilia—sex with children. When agents discovered that Howard Gutman was having sex with children—underage prostitutes—it was allowed to continue for months! Why? It proved to be too damaging to the State Department. It proved to be too damaging to Hillary Clinton, slated by the Democrat party to run for President in 2016.
  • Huma Abedin's job arrangement under Hillary Clinton investigated by State Dept. IG

    04/10/2015 12:41:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-10-15 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department’s inspector general has agreed to investigate the program that allowed former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton to hire one of her key advisors, Huma Abedin, for government work even as she was also employed by a private firm, a senator revealed Friday. Inspector General Steve A. Linick also said he wasn’t aware of Mrs. Clinton’s or Ms. Abedin’s use of a non-government email account to conduct official business, and said that’s generally been frowned upon at the department. He pointed to a 2012 report that instructed an embassy to stop using a commercial email system as evidence. And...
  • Gov’t program would fly in Central American children to join parents in US (Great Video)

    04/04/2015 11:17:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2015 | Peter Doocy
    Great 2 minute Video: WH trying to bring more Central American immigrants to US? Images of unaccompanied children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border defined the immigration crisis last summer. Now, the federal government is intervening so these children won’t have to make that trek -– they’ll get to fly into the U.S. instead. For free. A new State Department and Department of Homeland Security program seeks to stop the surge of immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador at the southern border by giving their U.S.-based parents the option to apply to have their kids picked up and put...
  • Why Two States West of the Jordan?

    04/04/2015 6:44:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison. It’s a phrase endlessly repeated since 1989. It’s been on the lips of Western diplomats, especially our own State Department types, for a quarter century: “Two-State Solution.” We must have a Roadmap to Peace and that destination must embrace a state for the Israelis and a state for the Arabs of Palestine. Anyone who questions that formulation is in danger of being marginalized. How can you oppose what Secretaries of State of both great American political parties have embraced? How can you say there are any people on earth who are...
  • Release of Americans Not in Iran Deal; State Dept. Says ‘Their Freedom Should Not be Tied’ to Talks

    04/03/2015 7:32:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/03/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    A State Department official told PJM today that U.S. demands for the return of three Americans held by Iran and one missing in Iran are not in the framework nuclear agreement.In fact, the administration intends on keeping the return of the U.S. citizens separate from any deal, even though it says their cases have been brought up on the sidelines of the talks.Decorated Marine veteran Amir Hekmati was seized while visiting extended family for the first time in August 2011. Saeed Abedini was convicted in January 2013 for establishing Christian house churches. Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been...
  • DHS Launches “Family Reunification,” Refugee Program for Central Americans (Outrageous)

    04/01/2015 11:28:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 1, 2015
    To facilitate the often treacherous process of entering the United States illegally through the southern border, the Obama administration is offering free transportation from three Central American countries and a special refugee/parole program with “resettlement assistance” and permanent residency. Under the new initiative the administration has rebranded the official name it originally assigned to the droves of illegal immigrant minors who continue sneaking into the U.S. They’re no longer known as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), a term that evidently was offensive and not politically correct enough for the powerful open borders movement. The new arrivals will be officially known as...
  • State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

    03/31/2015 5:19:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/31/15 | Jack Gillum - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject. She asks for a phone call in one, a phone number in another. She seeks advice on .. information leaks, and accidentally replies .. about decorations. The messages also reveal Clinton used an iPad to email while secretary of state .. The four emails were obtained by The Associated Press under a 2013 Freedom of Information Act request ..
  • Leaked Message Demonstrates How Email Scandal Could Get Worse for Hillary Clinton

    03/30/2015 11:38:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    <p>Hillary Clinton isn't accused of doing anything illegal in the Gawker stories. And Blumenthal's advocacy appears to have been pretty tame, consisting of passing on the statements of a third individual who, it was acknowledged openly, worked for Ivanishvili. But the White House, as Gawker notes, had rejected Clinton's efforts to hire Blumenthal in an official capacity. So you have the Secretary of State using an off-books email account to discuss national policy with someone who wasn't a government employee, was known to be disliked by the president's staff, and who might have been violating an actual law by participating in the conversation. That's probably not something Clinton is going to brag about in campaign commercials. It's also exactly the kind of foreign entanglement that critics have warned she is susceptible to—of being unduly influenced by financial connections, via the Clinton Foundation, to foreign interests. Blumenthal is a longtime Clinton-family ally and appears to have described himself as an adviser to the Clinton Foundation on more than one occasion.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton and the Spoliation of evidence. Charge her Trey Gowdy.

    03/28/2015 4:19:27 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 28 replies
    3/28/2015 | Vanity
    Hillary's misfeasance is grounds for 'Spoliation of Evidence' charges vis-a-vis Benghazi. If that's not enough, add on top the State Departments unaccounted for 6 Billion US dollars. But we all know the fix is in. The money was used to fund secret projects that avoided all Congressional oversight. Probably slipped millions to supporters and bought some temporary friends in high places. From the Wiki The spoliation inference is a negative evidentiary inference that a finder of fact can draw from a party's destruction of a document or thing that is relevant to an ongoing or reasonably foreseeable civil or criminal...
  • State Department Lacked Top Watchdog During Hillary Clinton Tenure

    03/26/2015 6:20:54 PM PDT · by MV=PY · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/24/15 | Byron Tau and Peter Nicholas
    The State Department had no permanent inspector general—the lead watchdog charged with uncovering misconduct and waste—during Hillary Clinton’s entire tenure as secretary, leaving in place an acting inspector who had close ties to State Department leadership. ...
  • Jeb Bush Condemned Over Speech at Anti-Israel Conference [Mark Levin]

    03/24/2015 10:22:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015
    Jeb adviser James Baker to keynote J Street conference Leading talk show host and best-selling author Mark Levin assailed Jeb Bush last night over the revelation that one of his top foreign policy advisers, James Baker, will keynote an anti-Israel conference this weekend. The annual conference of the activist group J Street features an array of anti-Israel speakers, including proponents of the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divest (BDS) movement, which seeks Israel’s destruction, and advocates for the terrorist group Hamas. Jeb Bush’s selection of Baker as a foreign policy adviser has sparked concern among conservatives and in the Jewish and pro-Israel...
  • Where in the world is Hillary Clinton’s server?

    03/20/2015 4:51:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-20-15 | Noah Rothman
    It was less than two weeks ago that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured the nation that her “homebrew” email server was safely secure in her home in Chappaqua, New York. She insisted that the hardware was fortified behind a locked door and had a Secret Service detail mentoring it night and day, as though the greatest security threat that system faced was via a physical attack by a team of cartoonish cat burglars. Nevertheless, Clinton insisted that the safeguards around the email system she constructed out of “convenience” were “effective and secure.” She added that “there were no...
  • Why Was CIA Director Petraeus Required to Sign Separation Form If Secretary Clinton Was Not?

    03/18/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my column on the plea agreement the Obama Justice Department allowed David Petreaus to enter after it was discovered that he mishandled classified information, I noted that he had been required to sign a separation agreement when he left the CIA. It is called a “Security Exit Form” and is obviously the CIA version of the State Department departure form described in Jim’s post (and linked in Shannen’s column) that Secretary Clinton should have signed upon leaving government service. The prosecutors’ outline of the evidence against Petraeus includes the following (at pages 11-12, paragraph 27): [O]n or about November...
  • Netanyahu wins Israel election despite Obama’s best efforts

    03/17/2015 11:55:06 PM PDT · by politisite · 49 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/18/2015 | Polisite Aggregator
    Despite the Obama White House best efforts to derail an election win by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Israeli election, Likud won 30 seats. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel’s election on Wednesday after tacking hard to the right in the final days of campaigning, including abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state.
  • State Dept. scrubbed from anti-Bibi group's website Senate panel probes whether Obama funded effort

    03/16/2015 4:53:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 3/15/15 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A non-profit at the center of controversy regarding its campaign to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Tuesday’s polls has removed the State Department from its website’s list of “partners,” WND has learned.Below is a snapshot taken by WND last month, which clearly shows the U.S. Department of State, replete with a logo, listed as a “partner” of the OneVoice Movement on the group’s website. image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2015/03/state-department-scrubbed-600.jpgInternet Archive’s Wayback Machine also has a cache image taken in 2014 showing the State Department listed on the same “partner” page.The State Department logo is missing from the current...
  • Police investigate 51 cases of alleged voting fraud (Israel)

    03/17/2015 3:05:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    ynet ^ | 3/17/15 | Ahiya Raved
    Police opened 51 investigations on Tuesday related to alleged voting fraud ranging from impersonation, stolen ballots and threats against ballot officials, and 23 suspects were being pursued. Several attempts to subvert the voting process were noted in the north – four voters who arrived at their designated voting stations in Nahariya, Kiryat Tiv'on and Kiryat Ata found that someone had already voted in their name. Local police began investigating each incident. Police said that one man claimed that someone else may have used his lost drivers license to vote in his name. A similar incident was reported in Afula where...
  • Hillary Clinton Wouldn't Take an Official BlackBerry: State Department

    03/14/2015 7:25:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 3-12-15
    Piling on more embarrassment for Hillary Clinton amid a row about her emails, U.S. officials revealed Thursday that during her time as secretary of state she had declined a government-issued cellphone. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Clinton was "not issued a State Department BlackBerry, and that wasn't a requirement — no one is required to be issued a State Department BlackBerry." The revelation is likely to raise more concerns about national security as well as speculation that the former first lady may have been hiding information that could embarrass her in her presidential campaign. Clinton is at the center of a...
  • State Department contradicts Hillary Clinton's email claim

    03/14/2015 7:12:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3-14-15 | Philip Klein
    In her Tuesday press conference defending her reliance on a private email system while serving as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton claimed that the "vast majority" of emails were sent to other State Department employees and therefore automatically archived. But State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Friday told reporters that it wasn't until last month that the State Department started automatically archiving emails — and it's only being done for senior staff. "Our goal is to apply this [automatic archiving] to all employee mailboxes by the end of 2016," Psaki said, according to Politico. On Tuesday, Clinton said, "It was...
  • Hillary’s Damage Control Isn’t Working

    03/13/2015 7:26:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/13/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s efforts to douse the growing furor over her possibly illegal private email system are not going well.The Obama White House, which claims the president knew nothing about Clinton’s surreptitious email system, unceremoniously threw the former cabinet member under the bus this week.“Frankly, the secretary’s handling of her own personal email and the maintenance of [her] personal email inbox is something that I’m not going to comment on and not particularly interested in,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.President Obama, who reportedly detests the Clintons, may himself have played a role in revealing Hillary’s...
  • If Hillary Clinton Signed Form OF-109, She Committed A Felony

    03/13/2015 6:45:46 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 13, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Transparency: Hillary Clinton insists she did everything by the book, that she broke no laws and heeded all regulations. That book is obviously not the State Department records management handbook. The government's book says that you don't get to keep materials, classified or unclassified, in your personal possession and then get to sift through them at your leisure to decide which ones the government that paid you gets to see. All documents are the property of the government. The State Department determines which ones are returned to you. As Shannen W. Coffin, a contributing editor at National Review and senior...
  • Citing Misconduct and Misrepresentation by Hillary Clinton and State Department, Judicial Watch...

    03/12/2015 2:44:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 12, 2015
    Full title: Citing Misconduct and Misrepresentation by Hillary Clinton and State Department, Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court to Reopen Lawsuit Seeking Information on Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin (Washington, DC) – Following up on revelations of the secret email accounts created by Hillary Clinton and other top State Department officials, Judicial Watch announced that it has asked a federal court to reopen a closed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case that sought records about Huma Abedin, who had been Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary State Hillary Clinton ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). Judicial Watch’s...
  • Clinton Faces Broader Email Deception Issue Involving Entire State Department

    03/12/2015 1:46:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 12, 2015 | MICHAEL ASTRUE
    Clinton Faces Broader Email Deception Issue Involving Entire State Department MAR 12, 2015 • BY MICHAEL ASTRUE Hillary Clinton’s email problems do not end with her illegal privatization of government communications or her Nixonian stonewalling of questions about how much of her public record she has destroyed in order to avoid public scrutiny. She must also defend her broader record at the State Department—a record of building information technology systems designed to keep the vast majority of public records from becoming public. In 2009 the State Department began an overhaul of its email system in order to bring its system...
  • Hillary Clinton hides emails from period when account was reportedly unencrypted

    03/12/2015 7:09:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/12/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Since the revelations involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server exploded last week, questions have swirled regarding her account’s level of information security. “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email,” Clinton averred at a brief press conference on Tuesday. Some are… skeptical about the assertion that the nation’s top diplomat never received any classified material via her email account at an agency that is often criticized for over-classifying information.“I would assume that more than 50 percent of what the secretary of state dealt with was classified,” said an unnamed former official...
  • Clinton vs. Clinton: Bill’s spokesman says he never e-mailed Hillary

    03/11/2015 12:30:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2015 | AllahPundit
    Her core reason yesterday for deleting personal e-mails and refusing to turn over her server is that there are/were private communications on there, including between her and Bill, and no one has a right to see those. Now here’s Bill himself saying nope. Say what you will about Frank and Claire Underwood, at least he’d never leave her twisting in the wind in the middle of a scandal.But wait. These are the Clintons. Every syllable must be parsed and re-parsed for hedging. Typically they don’t proceed to an outright lie until they’ve been cornered on their lawyerly non-answers. What...
  • Timing: The State Department target of ‘worst ever’ cyber attack

    03/11/2015 12:29:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2015 | Noah Rothman
    At one point in Hillary Clinton’s slightly less than marathon press conference on Tuesday, the former secretary of state insisted that there were no security breaches of her personal “homebrew” email server. How could she possibly know this? The secretary of state’s emails represent a high-value target for cyber hackers operating out of foreign intelligence agencies, and a breach is unlikely to leave a trace of any activity that the layman or even a cyber-intelligence professional would notice. Just ask the State Department. “Overlooked in the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, is the fact...
  • Hillary’s Prickly Apologia

    03/11/2015 10:41:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3-11-15 | Frank Bruni
    “Convenience.” “Convenience.” “Convenience.” “Convenience.” Hillary Clinton’s reliance on that word during her news conference at the United Nations on Tuesday minimized the exemption from standard procedure that she allowed herself when she decided — all on her own — to use only a private email address for both personal and government business. She told reporters that she hadn’t wanted to be weighed down by a second electronic device. It wasn’t secrecy that motivated her. It was purse space and pinkie strain. And behind her forced smile, which was practically cemented in place, she seemed put out by all the skepticism...
  • Did You Know that John Kerry's Daughter is Married to an Iranian?

    03/11/2015 8:38:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 57 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Just when you thought the Mullah-butt-licking Obama regime couldn't be any more deeply infiltrated. Somehow the newspapers never had much to say about this, and when forced to -i.e. wedding announcements- the Iranian ancestry and birthplace of Vanessa Kerry's husband are -untypically- omitted. So as Obama and John Kerry set-out to strike a grand bargain with the Mullahs (and flush Israel down the drain), you would think this to be a pertinent fact, one that really ought to be public- or at least it would have been back before this country began to forget anything that ever mattered (and how the world works).  With deep Muslim infiltration of our...
  • A Containment Policy for Militant Islamist Ideologues

    03/11/2015 8:38:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    "The government strongly opposed militant forms of Islam, which it viewed as a threat to the regime." So said the State Department's 2008 human rights report (published in February 2009) on a certain North African nation. "Although there is no explicit law guaranteeing religious freedom, in practice the government generally respected the right to observe one's religion," said the report. This did not mean, however, that it allowed the full "free exercise" of religion that is guaranteed by our First Amendment. "Although there is no law prohibiting conversion from Islam," said the report, "the government prohibits efforts to proselytize Muslims...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘The Server Will Remain Private’

    03/11/2015 7:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/11/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerged before a horde of press at the United Nations today to defend herself over using a personal email address while in the office — and defended her role as arbiter of what emails were official, thus required to be turned over, and which were personal and could be trashed.Clinton has been under fire for revelations that she only used personal email and a home-based server while serving as the nation’s top diplomat. A late-night tweet nearly a week ago — “I want the public to see my email. I asked State to...
  • The First Two Lies from Hillary’s Press Conference Exposed

    03/11/2015 6:41:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    All over Twitter you can find negative reactions to Hillary Clinton’s just-concluded press conference. To me, the most important part of her press conference was her statement that was an obvious, flat-out lie: She said the e-mail server was initially set up for use by former president Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton insisted that there were “numerous safeguards” in place, adding there were “no security breaches.” One hacker broke into Hillary’s account in 2013 and leaked several messages to Kremlin-funded RT. Beyond that example, if her server is being privately managed, there’s no way for, say, State Department security professionals or...
  • Daily Beast Exclusive: White House Official Fired for Tweeting Under Fake Name

    10/22/2013 6:00:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    A White House national security official was fired last week after being caught as the mystery Tweeter who has been tormenting the foreign policy community with insulting comments and revealing internal Obama administration information for over two years. Jofi Joseph, a director in the non-proliferation section of the National Security Staff at the White House, has been surreptitiously tweeting under the moniker @natsecwonk, a Twitter feed famous inside Washington policy circles since it began in February, 2011 until it was shut down last week. Two administration officials confirmed that the mystery tweeter was Joseph, who has also worked at the...
  • Hillary Clinton Tries to Quell Controversy Over Private Email (Deleted just like Lois Lerner?)

    03/10/2015 9:10:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/10/2015 | AMY CHOZICK and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    At one point on Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton said the emails she had deleted contained “personal communications from my husband and me.” But on Sunday, a spokesman for Mr. Clinton told reporters that the former president had “sent two emails in his life.” After the news conference, Mrs. Clinton’s office provided several new details about the email account and what she has provided to the State Department. More than 100 government officials knew about Mrs. Clinton’s use of private email, her office said. (The White House spokesman, Josh Earnest, said Monday that President Obama exchanged emails with Mrs. Clinton, saw that...
  • Hillary trainwreck: It was “inconvenient” to carry two devices for two e-mail accounts.

    03/10/2015 2:20:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/10/2015 | AllahPundit
    Believe it or not, America, today’s newfangled gizmos are capable of accessing multiple e-mail accounts from the same device. You don’t need separate iPhones for your Gmail and work mail. And even if you did, even if the State Department’s security tech required a dedicated device for e-mail, what kind of goon would conclude that the “inconvenience” of carrying two devices (or having a lackey carry two devices for you) instead of one trumped protecting national security at the cabinet level? What kind of politician would admit that? Who would dare even attempt a “convenience” argument knowing that the...
  • Yes, Hillary Clinton Will Hold a Press Conference. And It’s Going to Be 'Brief.'

    03/10/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 10, 2015 | Marina Koren
    March 10, 2015 Forget Hillary Clinton's speech on gender equality at the United Nations this afternoon. What the people wanted to know on Tuesday was whether the former secretary of State was going to hold a press conference after her remarks to address her email story, which now enters its second week in the news cycle. A Clinton spokesman confirmed late Tuesday morning that Clinton will indeed hold a "brief press conference" after the U.N. speech. The "brief" nature of it is telling: Clinton is likely looking to get in, assure the public, and get out. News organizations spent the...
  • Reporter Grills State Dept: Why Have Russian Hackers Seen More Emails Than American Public?[Video]

    03/09/2015 6:36:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Alex Griswold
    Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee grilled State Department spokeswoman Jen Spaki during Monday’s press briefing, asking why Russian hackers had more access to State Department records than the American public and Congress. Lee began by asking about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email security. “On the issue on the security of the actual server, do you have any reason to believe it was compromised at all?” (RELATED: Hacker Claims Hillary Clinton Created MULTIPLE Private Email Accounts) “We don’t have any reason to believe that,” Psaki responded. “Obviously, her email wasn’t hacked, as there were some reports that previously...
  • So where is Hillary's email server?

    03/09/2015 8:04:54 AM PDT · by Raebie · 65 replies
    Where is the server and what is the status of it? Why in the world isn't the server being tracked down and preserved? I haven't seen any mentions of this in all of the news accounts, which I find amazing. Have I missed something??
  • Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

    03/08/2015 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 06 March 2015
    It was quiet in eastern Ukraine last Wednesday. Indeed, it was another quiet day in an extended stretch of relative calm. The battles between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists had largely stopped and heavy weaponry was being withdrawn. The Minsk cease-fire wasn't holding perfectly, but it was holding. On that same day, General Philip Breedlove, the top NATO commander in Europe, stepped before the press in Washington. Putin, the 59-year-old said, had once again "upped the ante" in eastern Ukraine -- with "well over a thousand combat vehicles, Russian combat forces, some of their most sophisticated air defense,...
  • Tens of thousands attend anti-Netanyahu rally in Tel Aviv

    03/08/2015 10:09:56 AM PDT · by EBH · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 3/7/2015
    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis are gathering at a Tel Aviv square under the banner "Israel wants change" and calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be replaced in March 17 national elections. Saturday night's rally at Rabin Square is the highest profile demonstration yet in the run-up to the election. It is organized by a non-profit organization seeking to change Israel's priorities and refocus on health, education, housing and the country's cost of living.
  • The Clintons: The Same Old Tricks

    03/07/2015 9:24:45 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 7 replies
    The Diplomad 2.0 ^ | March 7, 2015 | W. Lewis Amselem
    Almost three years ago, I wrote that Hillary Clinton, has taken advantage of opportunities that fell into her lap, e.g., her playboy husband became Governor of Arkansas and then President, and used them to advantage, e.g., a Senate seat, almost the Presidency, and now SecState. As the First Lady of Arkansas, she played the role required of her: she laundered bribes for her husband. That is what Whitewater was about. That was her role at the Rose Law Firm: she would collect and launder the payoffs. She "made" a fortune in cattle futures, right? OK, when will you pay me...
  • Emails show Clinton aides running interference during Benghazi attack

    03/07/2015 9:23:34 AM PST · by Chris in VA · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/7/15 | Catherine Herridge
    Emails obtained through a federal lawsuit show that two top aides to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were running interference internally during the 2012 Benghazi terror attack. The aides were Philippe Reines, widely described as Clinton’s principal gate-keeper, and Cheryl Mills, who has been at Clinton's side for decades. The emails show that while receiving updates about the assault as it happened,
  • White House and State Dept.'were alerted about Hillary Clinton's private emails SIX months ago'

    03/06/2015 11:11:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Francesca Chambers
    The White House, State Department and Hillary Clinton's personal office new in August 2014 that the former Secretary of State was using a private email account to conduct official government business. Clinton's staff, who knew that House Republicans had received information from the private email address, made the decision to keep the information from the public. The staff waited until after the New York Times published an article on Tuesday about the subject to discuss the email address. Key people from the Obama Administration and on Clinton's staff were aware of the address for six months, sources said, according to...
  • Why The E-Mail Scandal Won’t Doom Hillary

    03/06/2015 5:27:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie Aliens, to truly destroy the Clinton-Industrial Complex, you’d have to nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure. Given that alone, I doubt that the unfolding controversy over Hillary’s e-mail schemes spells her doom. The basic details are as follows: In 2009, a week before she started her job as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had a personal Internet server registered at her home address. She then used her own domain name, “clintonemail.com,” to conduct all of her business — for the State Department,...