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  • Donald Trump Promises to Build New White House Ballroom

    01/31/2016 8:27:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 31, 2016 | Tessa Berenson
    In his final speech before Iowa caucus day, Donald Trump renewed his old promise to build a lavish White House ballroom and pay for it himself. "Every time the top people come over from China ... they put up a tent at the White House," he said, during his final event Sunday in Sioux City, Iowa. "We'll have a ballroom at the White House."
  • Fox News: Contacts in the FBI and DOJ are 'Super Pissed Off' at the White House

    01/30/2016 9:36:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/30/2016 | Debra Heine
    According to Fox News' chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge, her contacts in the FBI and DOJ are "super pissed off" at what White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said about Hillary Clinton's email problems Friday. "That's not something I'm worried about," he told reporters at the daily briefing. Earnest threw cold water on predictions that Hillary Clinton will face a Justice Department indictment for mishandling classified information on her private and unsecure email server while secretary of State.. "That will be a decision that will be made by the Department of Justice," he said. "Some officials have said she is...
  • Clinton’s mystery e-mail [Lost history-it happened before in the White House]

    01/26/2016 11:52:10 AM PST · by donna · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 05/18/2000 | Paul Sperry
    Audit details huge gap in missing White House documents Published: 05/18/2000 With Congress planning more hearings into the White House's cover-up of a huge gap in subpoenaed e-mail, it's no wonder that the nation's chief executive says he avoids using e-mail. At least that's what he told a 9-year-old boy when the lad asked him how he uses the Internet last month during a "digital divide" photo-op. "If you work for the government," President Clinton explained, "you don't use e-mail very much unless you want it all in the newspapers." Of course, Clinton was making a joke at his own...
  • Former White House supervisor charged with embezzling

    01/21/2016 12:34:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ann E. Marimow
    A former White House switchboard supervisor was charged Wednesday with embezzling thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds by manipulating an employee's time sheets. Prosecutors accuse Andrea Turk of Upper Marlboro of stealing nearly $11,000 by funneling money through an employee she supervised. Turk, 46, was director of switchboard operations at the White House, supervising 15 operators, from 2009 until she was fired in August 2013. Her duties included overseeing employee work schedules and approving overtime hours, according to federal court records filed Wednesday in Washington. The alleged thefts began in early 2012, according to an FBI affidavit, when Turk called...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • Kidnapping Plot Revealed as An Inside Job

    01/09/2016 6:42:33 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-9-2016 | MOTUS
    Have you seen this, it’s yuge! A heavily armed North Dakota man, claiming to be both Jesus and the son of Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy (which seems mutually exclusive) was arrested in a failed attempt to kidnap one of the Obama dogs. Has anyone heard from Bakkenwag lately?Apparently the plot was discovered before the man (also allegedly known as Scott D. Stockert) even left his home in North Dakota and he was arrested in his Washington D.C. area hotel room for unlawful firearms possession. Insider information (don’t ask me where I got it, I’d have to shoot you) reveals...
  • Man who allegedly went to DC to kidnap Obamas’ dog arrested

    01/08/2016 3:48:10 PM PST · by windcliff · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-8-16 | Jessica Gresko
    WASHINGTON — Officials in Washington say they've arrested a North Dakota man who allegedly traveled to the nation's capital to kidnap a dog belonging to President Barack Obama. D.C. Superior Court documents say Secret Service agents interviewed Scott D. Stockert of Dickinson, North Dakota, at a Washington hotel after receiving information that he was on his way to the capital to kidnap a 'pet' owned by the first family. A court document says that Secret Service agents interviewed Stockert on Wednesday after they received information from a Secret Service office in Minnesota that Stockert 'was on his way to Washington,...
  • White House omits key figure on gun control, reporter NAILS it

    01/05/2016 2:27:22 PM PST · by Mozilla · 73 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 1/5/16 | Steve Berman
    President Obama‘s press secretary cited “30,000 gun deaths in America” as the reason his boss should end-run Congress to implement new gun controls–but he omitted a key fact. Press Secretary Josh Earnest answered a reporter’s question if there was any opposition to the president’s plan to take executive action to close a so-called “gun show loophole” while making private gun sales more difficult for citizens. Looking down at his talking points, he started reeling off statistics about gun deaths, police shot, and other violent crimes committed with guns. But he missed the part where 20,000 of those gun deaths were by...
  • Jarrett: Opponents of Obama's Gun-Control Orders Should Talk to Gun-Violence Victims

    01/05/2016 8:32:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 5, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    resident Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said the administration waited until now to announce executive actions on gun control because they were hoping Congress would pass something better first. Jarrett told MSNBC this morning that if Republicans have a problem with the actions, which include expanding the definition of gun dealers to therefore expand required background checks, "they should all spend time talking to the victims of gun violence." Pressed on why it took so long, she replied, "Well, our first priority was to get Congress to pass an act that would have been more comprehensive." The National Rifle Association...
  • Earnest: White House Delaying Iran Missile Sanctions Until They'd Have 'Maximum Impact'

    01/05/2016 8:15:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 5, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    The White House said it pulled back on levying sanctions against Iran for ballistic missile violations because they're just trying to determine when they'd have "maximum impact."A couple dozen Senate Democrats have been heaping pressure on the Obama administration to do something in response to the October and November launches, which run afoul of UN Security Council Resolution 1929.Last week, Iran President Hassan Rouhani ordered his defense department to step up the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program in response to a report that the Treasury Department was preparing sanctions in response to two illegal missile tests.The Wall Street Journal reported...
  • WSJ: White House Used NSA to Spy on Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu

    12/30/2015 5:32:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    WSJ: White House Used NSA to Spy on Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, Members of Congress, American Jewish Groups Dec. 30, 2015 7:23am Sharona Schwartz Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the target of National Security Agency eavesdropping which also netted the private conversations of members of U.S. Congress and American Jewish groups, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The alleged spying took place despite a promise two years ago by President Barack Obama -- after it was revealed that the NSA had listened in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone calls -- that the U.S. "will not monitor the communications of...
  • Report: U.S. spying on Israel swept up members of Congress

    12/29/2015 4:08:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    U.S. spying programs scooped up communications between members of Congress and Israeli leaders, giving the White House insight into Israel’s lobbying of U.S. lawmakers against the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. The article, published Tuesday afternoon, reports that the U.S. continued to spy on select leaders of allied nations despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to curb such surveillance two years ago, and that it was a top priority to maintain spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. As part of that continued surveillance, the National Security Agency also swept...
  • Report: Obama to start “speaking out” against Trump in 2016

    12/28/2015 1:44:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 28, 2015 | Allahpundit
    But … but that’ll help Trump. Can’t Obama see that? If a man as distrusted by Republicans as O starts name-checking Trump as a special threat, undecided GOPers will rally around him. That could be the difference in a close race with Cruz and/or Rubio. Why would Obama do something that’s likely to increase Trump’s chances at the nom—- Oh. Ohh...
  • White House Inadvertently Admits That a Child Is a Child 'Even Before Birth'

    12/23/2015 5:57:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    The Executive Office of the President of the United States -- aka Barack Obama -- released a document in the days leading up to Christmas that proves once again that reality conspires against even the most careful liars. The White House intended the document in question -- dryly titled "Long-Term Benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" -- to build the case for expanding the value and availability of food stamps. What the document demonstrates is that even the Obama White House knows that an unborn child is a child. During his political career, Obama has made great exertions to...
  • Trump Hotel In Washington DC

    12/18/2015 6:49:30 AM PST · by CodeToad · 29 replies
    CodeToad | 18 December 2016 | CodeToad
    Just an interesting observation that the Trump Hotel in Washington DC is due to open in 2016. It is located just three blocks from the Whitehut in the old Post Office Pavilion building.Google Maps of Area
  • Obama Meeting With Islamic Leaders to Discuss "Hateful Talk" Against Muslims

    12/15/2015 2:55:07 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | Dec 15, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    Obama Meeting With Islamic Leaders to Discuss "Hateful Talk" Against Muslims, Still Hasn't met With San Bernardino Families President Obama, in yet another attempt to pander to the Islamic community in hopes of dragging them into the Democratic Party, has agreed to meet with Islamic leaders to discuss "hateful talk" and discrimination against Muslims. What's truly disgusting about this is how the president hasn't personally met with victims' families from the San Bernardino attack, who are dead because a Muslim terrorist decided to go beyond "hateful talk" and end the lives of 14 innocent individuals. Apparently these folks don't matter...
  • Obama opens White House doors to forge CEO alliances

    12/15/2015 9:48:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 12/15/15 | Roberta Rampton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who made few friends in corporate board rooms early in his first term as he pressed for tighter regulations on banks and remarked on the "fat cats" who helped precipitate the financial crisis, heads into his final year in the White House having built – or rebuilt – alliances with chief executives of the nation's biggest companies. The president and his top advisers have kept an open door for CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, keeping almost 1,000 appointments with them, a Reuters review of White House records shows. Of the hundreds of appointments listed,...
  • White House looks to curb anti-Muslim sentiment

    12/15/2015 8:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/15/2015 | By NICOLE DURAN
    The White House on Monday began "staff-level" meetings and calls with religious leaders to discuss how they could help combat growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States. Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, and Melissa Rogers, who leads the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, held a conference call with leaders of all religions from across the country. "Spoke with 890+ religious leaders to thank them for speaking up for every American's right to be free from religious discrimination," Jarrett tweeted on Monday. Administration officials "routinely" interact with religious leaders, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on...
  • The White House Holiday Photo Line: A Tradition of Awkwardness (poor BO being pestered)

    12/14/2015 10:55:57 AM PST · by ETL · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | DEC. 13, 2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON -- As President Obama faced public criticism over his Oval Office address on terrorism this month, one lawmaker took a private moment during a holiday party at the White House to reassure the commander in chief. "That was a good speech you gave last night, Mr. President," Representative Steve Cohen, Democrat of Tennessee, told Mr. Obama as he stopped to have his picture taken with him in the photo line at the black-tie congressional ball last week. "It's hard to be the grown-up in the nation." It was one of hundreds of seconds-long interactions that the president and the...
  • The Latest: White House: Paris deal most ambitious yet (and how you will be ripped off)

    12/12/2015 2:58:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 12/12/15
    LE BOURGET, France (AP) - The latest on the U.N. climate conference outside Paris (all times local): The White House is calling the Paris accord "the most ambitious climate change agreement in history" and says it establishes "a long-term, durable global framework" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. President Barack Obama is to make a statement on the climate agreement later Saturday at the White House.
  • The White House has a Problem With Ted Cruz’s Tweets About the Islamic State

    12/11/2015 8:06:17 PM PST · by Isara · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 11, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest mocked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz Friday for his tweets regarding the Obama administration's handling of the Islamic State, critiquing the Texas senator for lacking a specific national security policy. Earnest announced that President Barack Obama will be at the Pentagon Monday to meet with his national security team and then make remarks about the fight against the Islamic State. After reporter questions, Earnest insisted the administration would maintain it's current course in the fight. "Those who are most frequent in voicing those calls, do not themselves have alternative solutions on the table," Earnest...
  • WH Struggles to Answer How Mass Shootings Would Be Stopped with Gun Control Laws

    12/11/2015 4:57:24 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Liz Sheld
    During a White House press conference yesterday, spokesman Josh Earnest struggled to answer questions about how more gun control legislation would have prevented any of the mass shootings in recent years. VIDEO Wall Street Journal reporter Byron Tau referenced presidential candidate Marco Rubio's claim that gun legislation would not have preventing recent mass-shootings. “If not a single recent mass shooting would have been stopped by the kind of gun control measures you champion, are those the right approach to this problem?” Tau asked. Responded Earnest, “Well, Byron, I think we’ve been pretty direct and upfront about the fact that there...
  • Feds to roll out new terror alert system

    12/08/2015 1:53:08 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/7/2015 | Julian Hattem
    Federal officials are planning to roll out a new terror threat system in coming days, on the heels of new warnings about home-grown attacks. The new system would be the third major federal warning system in the years since Sept. 11, 2001, beginning with the original color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System, which was abandoned in 2011. The current National Terrorism Advisory System is meant to notify the public about an "imminent" or "elevated" threat to the country. However, it has never been used, in part because the bar for triggering an alert is too high, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson...
  • White House says Trump's Muslim comments disqualify him for president

    12/08/2015 10:39:59 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 114 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | 12/08/2015 | Reuters
    The White House on Tuesday said Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's call for the United States to ban Muslims from entering the country disqualified him from becoming president and called on Republicans to reject him immediately. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Trump's campaign had a dustbin of history quality to it and said his comments were offensive and toxic.
  • Embarrassing correction issued by White House: Obama can’t even have speech VETTED correctly?

    12/08/2015 7:02:04 AM PST · by dynoman · 24 replies
    BPR ^ | December 7, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    "Even reading from his trusty teleprompter, President Barack Obama made a huge error in his Sunday night address to the nation on terror. The White House had to send a "corrected" transcript. Actually, it doesn't correct the record to indicate what the Teleprompter in Chief actually said. It corrects the record to indicate what he should have said. He indicated that Tashfeen Malik, the wife of her co-terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, came to this country under a visa waiver. Actually she arrived under a K-1 fiancee visa. As a Pakistani citizen, she wasn't eligible for a 90-day visa waiver."
  • FBI San Bernardino Investigation Stymied by White House Politics

    12/07/2015 1:27:05 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 93 replies
    sofrep.com ^ | 12/7/2015 | JACK MURPHY
    Sources indicate heated tension between President Obama and FBI Director James Comey about the nature of the San Bernardino mass shooting, which left 14 civilians dead. Although the FBI believed that it was an act of terrorism from the beginning, immense political pressure was brought down on investigators to avoid using the term “terrorism,” with Obama stating, “It is possible that this is terrorist related, but we don’t know…It is also possible that this was workplace related.” A SOFREP source confirmed that after the shooting, Obama held a meeting in the Oval Office with his National Security Council, the attorney...
  • Obama’s Oval Office address reflects struggle to be heard

    12/07/2015 5:45:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2015 | Greg Jaffe
    In addressing the nation Sunday evening, President Obama turned to a venue he doesn’t like to discuss a subject he would rather avoid. His decision to speak on the terrorist threat from the Oval Office, just days after the deadly attack in San Bernardino, Calif., reflects a broad concern in the White House that the American people, distracted by the overheated cacophony of the campaign season, are not listening to him. Or at least they are not hearing what he has to say.
  • President Obama Addresses the Nation on Keeping the American People Safe

    12/06/2015 4:57:40 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 93 replies
    White House ^ | 2015-12-06 | President Barack Hussein Obama
    Summary: Watch live at 8pm ET on Sunday, December 6, when President Obama will deliver an address on his top priority: keeping Americans safe. . On Sunday, December 6, at 8:00 pm ET, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe. He will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino. He will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism -- including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will...
  • NY Times: White House Hindering Investigations, Withholding Records

    12/06/2015 6:15:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/27/15 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    **SNIP** "This is by far the most aggressive assault on the inspector general concept since the beginning," said Light, and Peace Corps inspector general Kathy Buller said it "runs against transparency." The new rules come from a dispute within the Justice Department after its former inspector general, Glenn Fine, gave a series of reports on FBI abuses. After that, FBI attorneys said that he could no longer have access to their confidential records. A Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel opinion, though, said a law passed in 1978 did not mean the inspector general did not have all access in...
  • Obama White House: Terrorists Will Stop Attacking If We Pass Gun Control Laws

    12/04/2015 12:46:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/4/2015 | Paul Joseph Watson
    The Obama administration reacted to yesterday’s shooting in San Bernardino – likely carried out by a Muslim terrorist – by insisting that “common sense” gun laws will deter jihadists who are planning attacks. Reporter Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest: “Does the President really think that common sense gun laws would deter terrorists now that he has admitted that these two may have been terrorists?”
  • Statement by the President

    12/04/2015 1:08:00 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    The White House, Office of the Press Secretary ^ | December 04, 2015 | President Barack Obama
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 04, 2015 . Statement by the President This morning we learned that our businesses have added 13.7 million jobs over 69 months, extending the longest streak on record. Last night, Democrats and Republicans came together to pass a transportation bill that will help us build on America's progress by growing our economy and creating more good jobs for our middle class. This bill is not perfect, but it is a commonsense compromise, and an important first step in the right direction. I look forward to signing this bill...
  • 2014 Saw Continued Slow Growth in the Cost of Health Care, Even as Coverage Expanded

    12/04/2015 4:37:29 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    White House ^ | December 2, 2015 at 6:08 PM ET | Jason Furman, Matt Fiedler
    Summary: Today’s data on national health expenditures show that 2014 was another year of slow health care cost growth.. Today’s data on national health expenditures show that 2014 was another year of slow health care cost growth, as per-enrollee health care spending growth remained low in both the public and private sectors. The slow growth in the per-enrollee spending seen in recent years is thanks in part to reforms in the Affordable Care Act and is generating major fiscal and economic benefits. Alongside continued slow growth in per-enrollee spending, today’s release corroborates earlier data showing that aggregate health care spending...
  • Contact the White House...Submit Your Comments and Questions Online

    12/04/2015 4:31:28 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    White House ^ | 2015-12-04 | White House
    Contact the White House Submit Your Comments and Questions Online President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history. To send questions, comments, concerns, or well-wishes to the President or his staff, please use the form below. [....]
  • White House: Obama Thinks Gun Control Will Deter Terrorists

    12/03/2015 5:19:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 3, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that President Obama thinks that gun control would help deter terrorists. Earnest made the comments today at the White House's daily press briefing. White House: Obama Thinks Gun Control Will Deter Terrorists Peter Doocy: "President Obama yesterday jumped to say that this mass shooting means it's time for commonsense gun laws. Does the President really think that common sense gun laws would deter terrorists now that he has admitted that these two may have been terrorists?" White House press secretary Josh Earnest: "Yes. The president believes that passing common sense gun laws that makes...
  • President Obama on the Shooting in San Bernardino

    12/03/2015 10:22:02 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 45 replies
    The White House ^ | December 2, 2015 at 5:42 PM ET | Tanya Somanader, The White House
    Summary: President Obama speaks about today's shooting in San Bernardino, California. A horrific shooting in San Bernardino, California has claimed the lives of at least 14 people. Details are still emerging, and federal and local law enforcement are on the ground to secure the area. In an interview with CBS, President Obama spoke about the ongoing situation in California and the unacceptable pattern of mass shootings the U.S. is facing. Watch it: [Video] Here is a transcript of the President's comments: "It's still an active situation. FBI is on the ground offering assistance to local officials as they need it....
  • Inquiries Stall as White House Puts Leash on U.S. Watchdogs

    11/27/2015 8:08:35 AM PST · by NRx · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-27-2015 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — Justice Department watchdogs ran into an unexpected roadblock last year when they began examining the role of federal drug agents in the fatal shootings of unarmed civilians during raids in Honduras. From Our Advertisers The Drug Enforcement Administration balked at turning over emails from senior officials tied to the raids, according to the department’s inspector general. It took nearly a year of wrangling before the D.E.A. was willing to turn over all its records in a case that the inspector general said raised “serious questions” about agents’ use of deadly force. The continuing Honduran inquiry is one of...
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Interruptus

    11/27/2015 7:40:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-27-2015 | MOTUS
    When it was finally served, dinner at the Big White consisted of the standard fare: Turkey, ham, prime rib, 10 sides and 6 pies (apple, banana cream, cherry, coconut, pecan and pumpkin). Doesn’t everybody go a bit overboard for Thanksgiving? Where’s the %#@! banana cream!Unfortunately the feast was held up as another nut job scaled the fence and forced a 3 hour lockdown. If I were a Syrian refugee, could I do this? Whew! That was a close call; have you ever seen Lady M when her blood sugar drops to dangerously low levels? Trust me, not a pretty sight.Fortunately...
  • White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man jumps fence

    11/26/2015 8:24:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 10:11 PM EST
    A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving. The man was immediately apprehended and taken into custody pending criminal charges, the Secret Service said in a statement. The incident took place about 2:45 p.m. EST. An image of a man atop a section of fence in front of the North Lawn was posted on the website of television station WJLA. Another image showed the man standing on the lawn with his arms raised in victory. ...
  • Obama Thanksgiving dinner put on lockdown as man draped in the American flag jumps the White ...

    11/26/2015 4:17:56 PM PST · by Cecily · 94 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The Obama's Thanksgiving celebrations had to be cut short after a man draped in the American flag jumped the fence of the White House. President Obama and his family were tucking into their turkey dinner when they were put on lockdown so the Secret Service could conduct a sweep of the grounds following the security breach. CNN reports that Joseph Caputo - who was wearing a baseball shirt, gloves and the flag as a cape when he hopped the fence - was immediately taken into custody.
  • Former DIA Head: Investigation of Manipulated Intel Should Start at White House

    11/24/2015 1:34:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2015 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during President Obama's tenure, went on the Kelly File last night to talk about the possible manipulation of ISIS intelligence. He said the investigation should "start at the top. Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House." "[M]any of them have been deployed for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere... so I think that the focus of really this investigation, they'll find whoever they're going to find and some of the tactical issues at central command, but the focus of this investigation ought to...
  • White House: President Obama Has A "Clear Eyed Assessment of What He Thinks is Happening" With ISIS

    11/23/2015 7:30:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the White House Monday after more than a week of being overseas, Press Secretary Josh Earnest tried to reassure reporters that President Obama is taking the threat from ISIS seriously and is gathering as much intelligence on the terror army as he possibly can. "The intelligence reports that he's received about ISIL and the impact they've had on Syria and Iraq in particular, have been troubling and that is part of what has prompted the kind of aggressive and sustained commitment to degrading and ultimately destroying that organization that you've seen put forward by the president," Earnest said....
  • Obama Quietly Releases Plans For 2,224 Regulations Ahead Of Turkey Day

    11/23/2015 12:22:53 PM PST · by amorphous · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | Photo of Michael Bastasch Michael Bastasch
    While millions of Americans prepare to stuff themselves with Turkey and pie, the Obama administration quietly released its plans for 2,224 federal rules Friday - a preview of just how many more regulations the president is attempting to issue before he leaves office. President Barack Obama's Unified Agenda for Fall 2015 is his administration's regulatory road map and lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Obama has developed a habit of releasing the agenda late on Friday before a major holiday.
  • ISIS Releases Video Threatening To Blow Up White House

    11/19/2015 11:13:05 AM PST · by Strategy · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 19, 2015 | By Edwin Mora
    The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) threatens to blow up the White House and launch more attacks in Paris in its latest propaganda video released today. According to The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the video was produced by ISIS in Dijlah Province, Iraq.
  • 1999 Report Warned of Suicide Hijack

    05/17/2002 10:14:31 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 93 replies · 564+ views
    AP/The Washington Post ^ | Friday, May 17, 2002 12:57PM | John Solomon
    WASHINGTON Exactly two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal report warned the executive branch that Osama bin Laden's terrorists might hijack an airliner and dive bomb it into the Pentagon or other government building. "Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al-Qaida's Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives (C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the White House," the September 1999 report said. The report, entitled the "Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?," described the suicide hijacking as one of several possible retribution...
  • Predicting which party will win the White House: follow the numbers

    11/14/2015 8:33:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/15/2015 | By Eric Fehrnstrom
    It's hard to keep up with the twists and turns in this presidential race. Hillary Clinton under fire on Benghazi! Ben Carson has a theory about the pyramids! Bernie Sanders wrote about rape fantasies! Donald Trump . . . well, Donald Trump! Figuring out which headline will have the biggest impact on the general election is a bit of a parlor game. But what if they have no impact at all? After the 2012 election, political scientists John Sides and Lynn Vavreck wrote a book called"The Gamble"that looked at the cause of President Obama's victory over Mitt Romney. They sifted...
  • WILL THE WHITE HOUSE LIGHT UP?

    11/14/2015 5:18:01 PM PST · by ealgeone · 40 replies
    vanity | 11-14-15 | ealgeone
    In June this year SCOTUS ruled homosexuals could marry. That night the White House was bathed in the colors of the rainbow signifying solidarity with their homosexual allies. Yesterday America's oldest alli was hit with Islamic terrorism. IMany Americans changed their Facebook profile to reflect the colors of the French flag. Landmarks around the world displayed the French colors. The White House has done nothing. The White House response to the SCOTUS ruling and the Islamic attack on Paris is very revealing.
  • White House Praises Protestors After Forcing University of Missouri President To Step Down

    11/10/2015 10:40:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/15 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama administration is praising protesters who successfully forced University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe to announce his resignation. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest praised the group of protesters for rallying together and demanding change, pointing out that Obama’s first presidential campaign was embodied by the same spirit. “I think this also illustrates something that the president talked a lot about in the context of – in his campaign, that a few people speaking up and speaking out can have a profound impact on the communities where we live and work,” he said during the daily press briefing today....
  • Netanyahu Set to Hold First Meeting With Obama Since Iran Nuclear Deal

    11/09/2015 7:42:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Obama at the White House Monday. The meeting is the first between the two world leaders since the Obama administration struck a nuclear deal with Iran, a deal Netanyahu publicly condemned in July and called it a "stunning, historic mistake." More fromThe Media LineAccording to the pundits, President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu will either exhaust every effort in order to leave behind the angst and anger of the fight for/against the Iranian nuclear deal, or smile for photographers before retreating behind closed doors for a scathing session of finger pointing,...
  • White House launches Obamacare sign-up competition (The exempt Hussein could visit you!)

    11/07/2015 12:55:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/07/15 | Reena Flores
    As open enrollment season on HealthCare.gov begins, President Obama is introducing a contest meant to motivate Americans to sign up for health insurance coverage through federal and state exchanges. "I want to see how many of your neighbors you can get signed up," the president said in a video released Saturday. "I'll come visit the city that enrolls the highest percentage of folks who aren't covered right now. That's a promise." Twenty major cities will participate in the Healthy Communities Challenge, competing to see the largest decrease for those without health insurance. A high percentage of the population in these...
  • Ben Carson Backs White House's TPP Trade Deal

    11/06/2015 2:32:41 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 265 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/06/15 | Reid J. Epstein
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Friday that he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiated by the White House – aligning himself more with the GOP’s establishment wing than with the social conservatives who have powered his campaign.