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  • (Hillary/Obama) State Department swept sex scandals under the rug

    10/20/2013 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies
    NY POST ^ | 10/19/13 | Kate Briquelet
    State Dept IG leaked an internal memo citing derailed probes under then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton. Records show staffers who were known sex abusers were given cushy govt jobs or allowed to retire... The bombshell memo accuses ex-Belgium Amb Howard Gutman and members of Clinton’s security detail of hiring prostitutes....Gutman had apparently also solicited sexual favors from "minor children.” Gutman was allowed to retire in July. •Chuck Lisenbee, a former Beirut security officer who was being probed for allegedly sexually assaulting local guards, is now a special agent in Washington for the Office of Diplomatic Vehicles, Enforcement and Outreach, according...

    09/29/2015 10:00:19 AM PDT · by ExSoldier · 80 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28th 2015 | Todd L. Wood
    Nuclear annihilation across the globe. This is what a German reporter who successfully embedded with the Islamic State says the terror group is planning. Jurgen Todenhofer released his findings in a book titled “Inside IS - Ten Days in the Islamic State,” reports the UK’s Daily Express. “The terrorists plan on killing several hundred million people. The west is drastically underestimating the power of ISIS. ISIS intends to get its hands on nuclear weapons,” says Todenhofer, calling the group a “nuclear tsunami preparing the largest religious cleansing in history.”
  • The Mystery of Hillary's Missing Millions (at least $50 million to be exact)

    09/29/2015 7:03:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dan Alexander
    Since Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White House in 2001, they have earned more than $230 million. But in federal filings the Clintons claim they are worth somewhere between $11 million and $53 million. After layering years of disclosures on top of annual tax returns, Forbes estimates their combined net worth at $45 million. Where did all of the money go? No one seems to know, and the Clintons aren’t offering any answers. From 2001 to 2014 the power couple spent $95 million on taxes. Hillary’s 2008 presidential run cost her $13 million. Their two homes cost a combined...
  • Putin calls US support for rebel forces in Syria 'illegal' and says it just arms ISIS

    09/27/2015 7:12:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Express UK ^ | September 27, 2015 | Rob Virtue
    ...In an interview with American media ahead of Putin's meeting with US president Obama tomorrow, the Russian leader said: "In my opinion, provision of military support to illegal structures runs counter to the principles of modern international law and the United Nations Charter." US-Russian relations have slumped to a post-Cold War low over the Ukraine crisis, though the two sides share concerns about the threat posed by Islamic State, while disagreeing on the approach. Putin says Damascus should be included in international efforts to fight ISIS - a demand the America rejects, and he heavily criticised US plans to train...
  • FBI accused of protecting Hillary Clinton over Clintonemail; Judge tells gov't to move faster

    09/22/2015 6:05:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The FBI is being accused of forming a wall around Hillary Clinton over the Clintonemail server. The latest battle happened in court yesterday when the FBI flat-out said no to the State Department on what information could be found on the email server, citing federal policy. “At this time, consistent with long-standing Department of Justice and FBI policy, we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any ongoing investigation, nor are we in a position to provide additional information at this time.” This shouldn’t be surprising because law enforcement tends to be pretty protective into what they’re investigating....
  • FBI refuses to cooperate in Hillary Clinton email server probe

    09/21/2015 6:51:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/21/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The FBI refused to cooperate Monday with a court-ordered inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email server, telling the State Department that they won’t even confirm they are investigating the matter themselves, much less willing to tell the rest of the government what’s going on. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan had ordered the State Department to talk with the FBI and see what sort of information could be recovered from Mrs. Clinton’s email server, which her lawyer has said she turned over to the Justice Department over the summer. The FBI’s refusal, however, leaves things muddled. “At this...
  • Judicial Watch: New State Department Documents Reveal Hillary Clinton Email Gap

    09/18/2015 7:09:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 14, 2015 | Staff
    Judicial Watch today released newly obtained Department of State documents showing a nearly five-month total gap in the emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to return to the State Department late last year. The documents also show that one key State Department official did not want a written record of issues about the Clinton emails. The documents also raise new questions about the accuracy of representations made to Judicial Watch, the courts, Congress, and the public by the Obama administration and Clinton. The documents were produced under court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit Judicial...
  • U.S. not ready to go after Hussein

    12/19/2001 8:44:12 PM PST · by StoneColdGOP · 7 replies · 83+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | December 19, 2001 | By Warren P. Strobel
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush and his top advisers have decided, for now, against launching a war to overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the next phase of the U.S.-led war on terrorism, according to senior U.S. officials and Western diplomats. With the al-Qaeda terrorist network all but vanquished in Afghanistan, speculation has been growing that Bush would turn his sights on Hussein, a longtime U.S. nemesis who is known to have chemical and biological weapons. Iraq also is believed to be working on obtaining nuclear weapons. But the officials and diplomats, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Bush's ...
  • US Dept of State Bureau of Counterterrorism Notice of Funding Opportunity [resettling terrorists]

    09/13/2015 1:09:43 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    US State Dept ^ | May, 2015
    U.S. Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Engaging Civil Society in Rehabilitation and Reintegration Estimated Number of Awards: One Deadline for Submissions: September 18, 2015 SUMMARY The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity for organizations interested in strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremist offenders and the reintegration of returning foreign terrorist fighters. CT invites organizations to submit proposal applications outlining a project concept and capacity to develop and manage such a program across three or more geographic...
  • Pro-Clinton group: Maybe private server was actually safer

    09/11/2015 7:16:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/15 | Katie Bo Williams
    Days after Hillary Clinton finally acknowledged that using a private email server while secretary of State was “a mistake,” a super-PAC supporting her says it was actually the responsible, safe approach to data security. While the Democratic presidential nominee's notorious server doesn’t appear to have been hacked, the federal government definitely was, Correct the Record said in a report out Friday. “The U.S. government has been hacked on numerous occasions, compromising even the most sensitive of information,” Correct the Record said. “Anyone who attempts to argue that the contents of Hillary Clinton’s email would have been more secure on a...
  • Ex-State Dept. Staffer Who Set Up Clinton Home Server to Take 5th Amendment Before Congress

    09/02/2015 7:36:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that a former Hillary Clinton State Department staffer who reportedly set up her home brew server will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to testify to Congressional committees investigating Clinton’s home email system. Bryan Pagliano, though his attorney, informed the House Benghazi Select Committee which had subpoenaed him to testify on September 10, that he was declining to testify. The Post reported the letter cited the FBI investigation in to Clinton’s email system. Senate committees seeking Pagliano’s testimony were also informed he would be taking the Fifth. ““While we understand that Mr. Pagliano’s...
  • Sources: Clinton email markings changed to hide classified info

    09/01/2015 3:56:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: At least four classified Hillary Clinton emails had their markings changed to a category that shields the content from Congress and the public, Fox News has learned, in what State Department whistleblowers believed to be an effort to hide the true extent of classified information on the former secretary of state’s server. The changes, which came to light after the first tranche of 296 Benghazi emails was released in May, was confirmed by two sources -- one congressional, the other intelligence. The four emails originally were marked classified after a review by career officials at the State Department. But...
  • Oops! State Dept. released Hillary e-mails with classified info from three different agencies

    08/26/2015 6:28:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    None of which they had the authority to de-classify I’ve never had a very high regard for the State Department, mostly due to its tendency - regardless of who is president - to treat every issue that comes up as merely an imperative to spew diplomatic platitudes and do little else. It never occurred to me that the State Department was bereft with complete incompetence at every turn, but upon further reflection it explains a lot. And that certainly appears to be the case, as evidence by the clumsy joint effort of the John Kerry-led State Department and the Hillary...
  • Dept. of Homeland Security: State Dept. never told us about Hillary Clinton’s secret server either

    08/24/2015 1:53:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Readers may be tempted to respond Join the club, but this is — in the words of the Obama administration’s most eloquent figure, a big effin’ deal. The White House has demanded more authority and jurisdiction over private networks as part of its push to improve cybersecurity in the US, even while it has botched its own network security at OPM, the Pentagon, and even the State Department under both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with auditing the security of federal government networks, but no one at State ever told DHS about...
  • DHS has no record of State Dept. giving info for Clinton server audit, despite rules

    08/24/2015 10:49:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies ^ | 8-24-2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    The State Department does not appear to have submitted legally required information regarding Hillary Clinton's secret computer server to the Department of Homeland Security during her term as secretary, has learned. All federal government agencies are mandated to submit a list of systems, vulnerabilities and configuration issues to DHS every 30 days. The department then performs a "cyberscope audit" to ensure security, a responsibility the agency has had since 2010. learned of the lapse as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request submitted June 11. It is not clear if State Department officials in charge of...
  • How the State Department Is Stiffing the Intelligence Community Out of Hillary Clinton’s E-mails

    08/20/2015 7:13:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/20/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    Hillary Clinton’s awkward intransigence in the face of an unrelenting e-mail scandal is playing out under the harsh media spotlight of a presidential campaign. Garnering less attention is the intransigence of a former Clinton colleague at Foggy Bottom, who appears to be leading an effort to shield her potentially classified e-mails from further scrutiny by the intelligence community. He is Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy, and for weeks now he has denied the intelligence community inspector general (IG) access to Clinton’s e-mails, while substantially limiting the access granted to the State Department’s own IG. He’s also ignored official guidance from...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Did Not Provide Secure BlackBerry to Hillary Clinton

    08/19/2015 12:21:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 19, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) – Judicial Watch announced that the State Department asserts in its most recent filing with the court the State Department did not issue personal computing devices to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and possibly destroyed the Blackberries of her aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills: [The State Department] does not believe that any personal computing device was issued by the Department to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and has not located any such device at the Department. [The State Department] believes that Ms. Mills and Ms. Abedin were each issued BlackBerry devices. [The State Department]...
  • Federal Judge Moves Up Hearing for Hillary Email Case

    08/19/2015 11:19:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 8/18/2015 | Debra Heine
    A Washington, D.C., federal judge, perhaps tired of getting the runaround from the Obama State Department, has moved up a hearing with the State Department, originally scheduled for September, to this Thursday, August 20th. This is the latest development in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, the former deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Last week, Washington, D.C., federal judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered the State Department to explain in writing what it was doing to work with the FBI and the...
  • State Department Accused Of ‘Incompetence’ After It ‘Finds’ 81,000 Clinton Aide Emails

    08/17/2015 2:03:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The State Department says it has more than 81,000 emails from a top Clinton aide at the State Department despite the agency’s past claims that it did not have such records. The discrepancy, which has led to accusations that the State Department is either “lying” or “incompetent,” is laid out in the agency’s Aug. 13 response in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Gawker. In Sept. 2012, the website filed a FOIA request for emails Clinton aide Philippe Reines sent to reporters at various news agencies. The State Department responded in July 2013, saying that it found...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on the State Department’s Report to the Court on Hillary Clinton’s...

    08/14/2015 4:17:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 14, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Statement on the State Department’s Report to the Court on Hillary Clinton’s Missing Records (Washington, DC ) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the recentstatus report provided to the court by the State Department regarding its efforts to recover the records of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides: The State Department filing is woefully deficient, misleading, and contemptuous of the court’s orders for complete disclosure about Mrs. Clinton’s email system and the systems of Ms. Abedin and Ms. Mills. The court, Judicial Watch and the American people...
  • F.B.I. Tracking Path of Email to Hillary Clinton at State Dept.

    08/14/2015 2:50:44 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and DAVID E. SANGER
    F.B.I. agents investigating Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email server are seeking to determine who at the State Department passed highly classified information from secure networks to Mrs. Clinton’s personal account, according to law enforcement and diplomatic officials and others briefed on the investigation. To track how the information flowed, agents will try to gain access to the email accounts of many State Department officials who worked there while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the officials said. State Department employees apparently circulated the emails on unclassified systems in 2009 and 2011, and some were ultimately forwarded to Mrs. Clinton. They...
  • State Department Can Still Keep Two Hillary Clinton Emails

    08/11/2015 8:56:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/11/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has finally seized Hillary Clinton’s emails, including her “Top Secret” correspondences from her tenure as Secretary of State. But hold on: The State Department still has the authority to withhold two of Hillary Clinton’s emails, Breitbart News has learned. A source confirmed Tuesday that the FBI is now in possession of two thumb drives containing emails from Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. The thumb drives had been held by Clinton attorney David Kendall. It is now believed that all of Clinton’s State Department emails have been turned over. But seven specific emails are...
  • Judge orders Clinton to preserve all records; she misses deadline to certify compliance

    08/13/2015 3:24:09 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 37 replies
    One federal judge has now ordered former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her top aides to preserve all of records from their time in the administration, while another judge is trying to get to the bottom of how the government is deciding what classified information was included in those messages. A flurry of court filings over the last week have only heightened the political perils to Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, and the practical problems President Obama’s team faces as it tries to grapple with the mess Mrs. Clinton’s unique email arrangement left behind. Responding to a judge’s order,...
  • VIDEO: State Dept Tells FOXNEWS Hillary's Emails Edited To Remove Classification

    08/12/2015 9:52:53 PM PDT · by publana · 48 replies
    fOXNEWS ^ | August 12, 2015 | fOXNEWS
    Breaking on FOXNEWS that State Department source has told FOXNEWS that someone in Clinton camp edited security classification of Secret documents prior to sending to Hillary Clinton and is a felony. judge Napolitano claims this to be a conspiracy that all would be culpable including Hillary.
  • State Dept. accused of stiff-arming intel watchdog over Hillary emails

    Top U.S. intelligence officials are running out of patience with the State Department's reluctance to turn over emails from Hillary Clinton's private email server, which have already been shown to have included top secret communications, Fox News has learned. The Intelligence Community's Inspector General has requested some 30,000 emails from Clinton in order to conduct its own review. An intelligence source told Fox News the State Department has pushed back on the government intelligence watchdog's request, and that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is considering intervening. The flurry of activity came after Charles McCullough, the inspector general, notified senior...
  • Judge Orders State Department Turn Over Thousands of Clinton Documents Before Democratic Primary

    08/07/2015 2:28:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/7/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    A federal judge has ordered the State Department to release thousands of documents to the Associated Press related to former secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the next few months.The AP reported that U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon on Friday set the schedule for the federal agency’s release of the documents, which are related to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s employment status in addition to Hillary’s schedules, appointments, and call history while at the State Department. In March, the Associated Press filed a lawsuit against the State Department, accusing the government agency of failing to respond to Freedom of...
  • Foreign moles: Muslim Brotherhood's Huma Abedin and Iran's Valerie Jarrett

    08/07/2015 10:13:22 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 7, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Somehow the conclusion by State Department investigators that Huma Abedin, close associate and friend of former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was overpaid by some $10,000 as she worked at a State Department job specifically created just for her, does not surprise. Abedin, who is expected to assume the same Rasputin-like role in a Hillary Clinton administration as Valerie Jarrett does for President Obama, has done very well for herself. As the Washington Post reports: The finding -- which Abedin has formally contested -- emerged publicly Friday after Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) sent letters to Secretary...
  • New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

    02/27/2015 11:35:44 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/27/2015 | By THOMAS JOSCELYN
    Show availability of Iran for al Qaeda training, plotting. This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. The files do not support the view, promoted by some in the Obama administration, that bin Laden was in “comfortable retirement,” “sidelined,” or “a lion in winter” in the months leading up to his death. Some of the key revelations in the newly-released...
  • Hillary Must Explain Her 2-Month Email Gap

    07/30/2015 3:35:27 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 36 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/29/2015 | Staff
    Scandal: Hillary Clinton assured the country in March that she had turned over every single work-related email from her private server. So why are there no emails for two months during a critical time at State?
  • Reported two-month gap in Clinton emails coincides with escalating Libya violence

    07/29/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-29-15
    A reported two-month gap in emails from Hillary Clinton's private account during 2012 coincides with a period of escalating violence in Libya and the obtaining of a special exemption by her top aide, Huma Abedin, to work for both the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. The Daily Beast reported late Tuesday that no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff for the months of May and June 2012 are among the estimated 2,000 messages that have been released from the Democratic presidential frontrunner's account. A State Department spokesman told The Daily Beast that only emails related to the...
  • Criminal Referral As Hillary's Web Of Lies Keeps Unraveling

    07/28/2015 10:02:33 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Juky 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Such is the self-absorbed arrogance of the Clintons that Hillary actually thought she could get away with the criminal activity of conducting her government business on a personal server and keeping and transmitting classified data in violation of federal law. It was a server as vulnerable to foreign hacking as any in the private sector that has been hacked, or the servers at the foreign-hacked Office of Personnel Management. She put her country at risk, and now her personal political ambitions as well. Only the disinterested Justice Department of the administration she served and a sycophantic press will save her...
  • U.S. troops to train regular Ukrainian military troops: State Department

    07/24/2015 10:40:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | David Alexander and Bill Trott
    U.S. troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday. "This training is part of our long-running defense cooperation with Ukraine and is taking place at the invitation of the Ukraine government.
  • Four federal agencies President Ted Cruz could do without

    07/24/2015 9:07:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24 at 8:00 AM | Amber Phillips
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) sure does want to shut down a lot of the federal agencies he hopes to one day run.The firebrand conservative and GOP presidential candidate has defined his young Senate career by almost reflexively opposing increased government spending and programs . . ."I think we should shrink the size and power of the federal government by every and any means possible," he told the Daily Caller in 2012. -- snip -- The State DepartmentMost recently, Cruz threatened in a letter to President Obama to hold up State Department nominees and hold all bills that fund...
  • ‘Have It By Next Week…Do You Hear Me?’: Judge Has Absolutely Had It With the State(T)

    07/22/2015 8:53:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 7/21/2015 | Jason Howerton
    A federal judge scolded State Department attorneys during a tense hearing last week, ordering officials to produce Hillary Clinton-related records that The Associated Press has been requesting for years. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said he wants to “find out what’s been going on” at the State Department,” or rather, “what’s not been going on over there” that the AP’s records requests have been ignored for four years, Politico reported. The news publication is reportedly seeking records about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedules and her former top staffers.
  • Can anyone identify the negotiators with Kerry?

    07/15/2015 10:23:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 70 replies
    self | 7-15-15 | self -- vanity
    Can anybody identify the negotiators with Kerry at the Iran talks? I am particularly interested to know the name of the short guy with the long hair who is always sitting next to John Kerry. See image below
  • Watch: Trey Gowdy says State handed over Richard Gere press clippings in response to subpoena

    07/12/2015 11:31:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-10-15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., charged on Friday that the State Department gave his committee thousands of pages of press clippings in response to a subpoena that was issued in March. For some reason, Gowdy said, some of those press clippings included articles about actor Richard Gere. "You know what we got last week? We got 3,600 pages, half of which were press clippings, including articles about Richard Gere," he said on CNN. "So if that is their idea of complying with a congressional investigation, then we are going to be at this for a long...
  • The U.S. State Department’s ‘Become-Liars-Like-Us School-of-Journalism’

    06/08/2015 9:05:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/15 | Judi Mcleod
    In America, “accuracy, honesty, transparency, impartiality, and accountability,” went out the day Obama came in The country infamous for its running dog-mainstream media cheering anything Obama in a cacophony of barks, including the “fundamental transformation” of their own country, is now branching out through its State Department to the world. Bureaucrats of the U.S. State Department, who have already taken it upon themselves to teach “ethics” to the “up and coming journalists” of India, are going to “embed” up-and-coming Russian journalists in American newsrooms. Having gained control of the mainstream media on home turf, why not try for world media...
  • House Committee Drops Funding for State Department Climate-Change Programs

    06/04/2015 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 4, 2015 | 4:18 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Just months before the most important U.N. climate conference in years, Republican appropriators in the House of Representatives are taking aim at one of the Obama administration’s most cherished priorities—international climate change funding. An appropriations bill for the State Department and foreign operations, released Tuesday, excludes funding for three major climate initiatives—the Green Climate Fund, the Clean Technology Fund, and the Strategic Climate Fund—and also removes funding for the U.N.-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Also in the firing line is funding for the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and debt relief. …
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    05/22/2015 10:41:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/22/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Progressive Ideology ‘Dehumanizes The Population’ Anthony Daniels, who uses the pen name, Theodore Dalrymple, says the West is “too weak-willed,” “accepts obvious untruths” and “treats people as objects.” In a 28-minute video interview with The Daily Caller, he says “the intellectual dishonesty of the West is the greatest threat – we can’t say what we really think.” Dalrymple, based on his work in British prisons, is a critic of “determinism” — the dominant progressive theory that minimizes personal responsibility and portrays people as forced, by their circumstances, to behave as they do. This theory, Dalrymple says, “dehumanizes the population.”...
  • US Pressing Israel to Lose Its Nukes

    05/21/2015 12:42:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 76 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/21/2015 | Nitsan Keidar
    Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman visited Israel, spoke to diplomats about making Middle East nuke-free. Assistant US Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, recently visited Israel and held talks with senior Foreign Ministry officials, about the possibility of making the Middle East nuclear-free. Washington seeks to advance the idea after reaching agreement with Russia about the matter. The State Department confirmed Countryman's visit and sources in the US Administration said that Israeli agreement to the idea would be a catalyst for bringing additional countries into discussions on the matter. The Americans have been attempting to...
  • Politico: Judge Orders 'Rolling Release Of Hillary Clinton State Dept Emails - Stuart Varney

    05/19/2015 11:48:23 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 19 replies
    You tube ^ | May 19 2015 | America's Real News
    Judge Nap: Federal Judge has the power to order the server to be delivered to his court room. Please listen - 3 min.
  • U.S. State Dept. Invites Muslim Leaders, Denies Christians

    05/12/2015 5:31:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 12, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. State Dept. Invites Muslim Leaders, Denies ChristiansPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On May 12, 2015 @ 12:08 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments [1]Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.This article is reprinted from Gatestone Institute [2].Late on the evening of May 8, Newsmax TV announced [3] that pressure from Americans acquainted with Sister Diana Momeka’s visa rejection has just caused the State Department to reverse its decision and permit her entry into the United States. Until then, however, she and others were barred.After inviting [4] a number of foreign religious leaders, mostly Muslim, the U.S. State...
  • State Department: No evidence Hillary Clinton influenced foundation donations while in office (BARF)

    05/05/2015 4:53:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/4/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    The State Department has not found any evidence that, while serving as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton took any actions influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation."We are not aware of any evidence that actions taken by Secretary Clinton were influenced by donation to the Clinton Foundation or speech on honoraria of former President Clinton," State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said during a Monday press briefing.The State Department's comments come on the eve of the official release of "Clinton Cash," a book about Clinton's tenure as secretary of state that alleges she used her power in office to provide favors...
  • With Malice Toward Nun

    05/03/2015 9:56:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | 2/30/15 | Nina Shea
    Sister Diana wants to tell Americans about ISIS persecution of Christians in Iraq, but the State Department won’t let her in.Why is the United States barring a persecuted Iraqi Catholic nun — an internationally respected and leading representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been killed and deported by ISIS — from coming to Washington to testify about this catastrophe? Earlier this week, we learned that every member of an Iraqi delegation of minority groups, including representatives of the Yazidi and Turkmen Shia religious communities, has been granted visas to come for official meetings in Washington — save one. The...
  • Paul: Obama White House, Congress Should Both Consider Investigating Hillary Clinton’s Uranium Deal

    04/23/2015 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 51 replies ^ | 23 April 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning that President Barack Obama should investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton—and that he’s pushing for a congressional investigation as well—after a New York Times report on Wednesday evening based on an explosive new book uncovered her role in a shady Uranium deal. Paul, who was previously briefed on the findings of the forthcoming Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash, said: This really has been the particular case of the Clinton Cash that bothers me the most and that should bother...
  • State Dep’t: Concerns About Iran’s Ballistic Missiles ‘Don’t Go Away’ Even If Nuke Deal Happens

    04/11/2015 9:09:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2015 - 4:06 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The State Department said Wednesday that U.S. concerns about Iran’s ballistic missile program will remain, even if a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is implemented. “As we’ve said, we have concerns about Iran’s conventional weapons, including ballistic missiles, separate from the nuclear program, obviously,” said spokeswoman Marie Harf. “That doesn’t go away—those concerns don’t go away with the nuclear agreement.” […] On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in another pointed attack on the nuclear agreement asked on his Twitter feed: “Why doesn’t the framework address Iran’s intercontinental ballistic missile program whose sole purpose is to carry nuclear payloads?”...
  • Desperation for Americans in Yemen as U.S. refuses to mount rescue

    04/10/2015 3:14:22 AM PDT · by csvset · 51 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | April 9, 2015 | Hannah Allam
    WASHINGTON — A Michigan family with two toddlers and an infant was stranded in Yemen after being forced from its home by rebel gunmen. A California woman tried to flee through an arrangement with the embassy of Djibouti, but failed. A mother of four from New York also tried that route, at the State Department’s suggestion, only to hear the same reply: There would be no help. These accounts are among dozens presented in a lawsuit filed Thursday by Arab and Muslim civil rights groups seeking to force the Obama administration into taking action to bring home U.S. citizens who...
  • How stupid is State Department spokesperson Marie Harf?

    04/09/2015 6:55:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies ^ | April 9, 2015 | Rick Moran
    I suppose I will be accused of sexism for perpetrating the sterotype of the dumb woman, but really now, how can any rational, objective observer of the antics of State Department spokesperson Marie Harf come to any other conclusion than she's a dimwit? Responding to a brilliant op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, Harf moved David Brooks to ask Hugh Hewitt, "Are we in nursery school"?Hot Air: “I wouldn’t say that it’s damning,” Harf said of Kissinger and Shultz’s damning verdict on the Iran deal. “And I didn’t hear...
  • Obama's Taking It to the Streets. The Coming Explosion in Murder and Other Violent Crime.

    04/01/2015 6:32:14 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 47 replies
    OSACStats | April 1, 2015 | Not John Milton
    Obama has declared a ceaseless war on the citizens of the United States. Obama is facilitating, cheerleading, and dispersing tides of illegals--from the most violent, crime-ridden countries in the world--into American towns and cities from sea to sea. These are excerpts from official reports of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State: El Salvador 2013 Crime and Safety Report El Salvador (population 6.3 million) is rated “Critical” for crime by the U.S. Department of State. \ El Salvador is considered one of the most violent countries in the world.The criminal threat in El Salvador...
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...