The Washington Post has been greatly embarrassed by the fact that its local editor Vernon Loeb was the ghost writer for the David Petraeus biography by Paula Broadwell and admits he was “clueless” about their sexual relationship. The paper is now making up for lost time. On Thursday, the Post published an article that debunked claims by Petraeus, who was Obama’s CIA director, that he had never given Broadwell classified information. The story by Carol D. Leonnig, Sari Horwitz and Anne Gearan reveals that Petraeus aides and other high-ranking military officials were often tasked by Petraeus
Now it is safe for the post to take control of the tragedy/debacle of benghazi and steer it into the safe waters of soap-opera affairs. Why the ambassador was repeatedly stripped of security, ordered into al qaeda controlled area, and watched, over a nine hour period, be slaughtered, will never be addressed. And that is exactly what dumb-as-mud voters deserve and will get from now on. The voters have said what they will tolerate and it is a combination of the old USSR and Nazi Germany.
OBAMA: Benghazi Petraeus Benghazi Petraeus. Will it ever stop? Tell me again why I wanted another term. JOE BIDEN: You gotta finish the job makin´ everybody in America equally miserable, Boss. OBAMA: Jay, how many news conferences have I held since January 2009? CARNEY: Um, maybe twelve, sir. OBAMA: Ok. Inform the networks to start reruns next week. Prime time. One every two months until they run out. Gives me a two year breather. BIDEN: Smart, Chief. Questions are always the same and so are your nothingburger answers. Nobody´ll notice. Meanwhile, you´ll appear engaged. CARNEY: Along the same lines, sir, my Q and A tussles with reporters are getting to me. From now on, at noon, I´ll make a five minute statement in the press room. It´ll list on the schedule as my daily uh, brief. DAVID AXELROD: Benghazi, double-dip recession, tax hikes, increasing unemployment, ObamaCare horror stories--sir, maybe you´d better get out of town until it all blows over or people accept things as the new normal. OBAMA: Going abroad through 2016? I can´t. . . . DAVID PLOUFFE: You must, sir, if you want a third term. Remember, you can´t be criticized when you´re on foreign soil. VALERIE JARRETT: You´ve done more damage to the country in one term than you ever dreamed possible, Barack. Take a break, wind down. We can manage the decline until you get back. OBAMA: Well, I could do a global golf goodwill tour, set a goal to play in every country in the world with a golf course. That should take about four years and give the lie to people who say I have no agenda.
First leg of the world goodwill golf tour is already underway, #4. Biden said he already has his vacay itinerary planned for the second term--first stop: Ireland. Biden noted that O wants to accompany him to golf there.
So, to cover their embarrassment as being exposed for lies of omission and the supposed ´discovery´ of their ghost writer, the editors at WaPo go after Petreaus in an attempt to make him the only bad guy here. .... Yes, of course. It´s more of that ´finger pointing´ thing practiced in Marxism.
Why is no one asking the primary question and that is why was our Ambassador in Benghazi without proper security in place on September 11th when it was known to be a hotbed of terrorist activity. Unfortunately, the truth will never see the light of day because it leads right up to the Oval Office and the media will never let a scintilla of scandal touch the first black President. The corruption of this country runs deep and I fear some of our "leaders" are guilty as well. DC is a cesspool that good hardworking Americans don´t deserve. Our politicians have failed to uphold their oath of office and it is time to do something about it. America needs men and women of honor and character to stand up and be counted on this matter regardless of the consequences. It is probably too much to hope for because they would have to actually do what is right when they are more concerned with protecting their power, money, pension and perks that go along with their job.
I think #4 has a bug planted somewhere or maybe he has a WH Insider? I also agree with #9 that laughing makes the sad reality more bearable.
House Republicans should be focused like a lazer beam on one thing for the next four years until the truth finally comes out - Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.
If military aides to Petraeous helped in giving Broadwell sensitive documents, then they should be hauled before Congress. The same for anyone around General Allen and Jill Kelley. Republicans have to say "enough is enough". America needs to see and hear the same kind of attention the Pubbies paid to Nixon and Watergate (where no one died when he lied). If Republicans can bring down a President from their own party, they surely can find the intestinal fortitude (aka balls) to at least tie the hands of a fraudulently-elected Democrat President!
Bingo, #13. I´ve asked about this too. Uncover the real reason why our Amb and the former SEAL/CIA contractors were in that particular town on that particular day, and you´ll learn why the The Won and his admin went to such lengths to lie to us.
The Post was derelict in not getting at this story earlier. Their audience is not just us. Now more of the public will know. They will know what Petraeus did. They will know what the Obama administration did to cover it up.
And they will also know that the campaign to make Jill Kelley look bad (including that farce about her FBI friend´s shirtless photo) was to detract from what she did to begin the unraveling of this sorry tale.
Jill Kelley told her FBI friend (described in this article as "the FBI whistleblower), who had a stellar record with the agency, and he told superiors who initiated the investigation. When he saw the investigation going nowhere, he got word to Eric Cantor via an aide.
Because she is a flashy dresser, a Lebanese (OMG - no one noticed she is a Maronite Catholic Leganese), pushy, not subtle enough for most tastes, self-promoting, many did just what they were supposed to do and joined in trashing her. The Obama media´s campaign against her worked.
Hopefully that campaign will not keep the whistleblower FBI agent´s integrity intact (he has accumulated a lot of fine achievements in his career, of which this is another) and the investigation will be ongoing.
Obie was elected. But other presidents have not finished their second terms.
Hopefully that campaign will not keep the whistleblower FBI agent´s integrity from remaining intact (he has accumulated a lot of fine achievements in his career, of which this is another) and the investigation will be ongoing.
Do you think the Republicans are going to do anything on this? THEY want it to go away more than the Donks. The Donks have barrels of ink to pour over Behghazi and those murdered men. The GOP has---nothing except that the Donks have buckets of ink to pour over benghazi, drowning it. I will take a D.A. to file accessory to murder and name some regime offcials in the indictment. Recall the DA that went after Tom Delay?
I immediately thought of a classic photograph (which I dearly wish I could link) of a steam locomotive which crashed out the second floor of a trasin terminal and is nose down on the sidewalk with a whole lot of train attached behind it back into the train station.
The Washington Post was the patron of Saul Alinsky and has always supported traitors to the US Constitution, hence can be counted on for cover for all indiscretions or illegalities on the Left....of course they provide cover for a communist president and Woodward will too, as his interest in taking down Nixon was political ---not righteous.
Benghazi and the Mexican border were both different versions of the same illegal, unconstitutional, scheme...a Fast and Furious...direct commerce...direct, illegal commerce...of gun running and Missile Running...
Lockheed is up to their eyes in the illegalities of missile running to Al Qaeda....in cahoots with Obama...
Ambassador Stevens, an Islamist gay man was central to the scheme....and had met secretly with Senator Inhofe a couple weeks previous to his death.
Arming our enemies? Exactly for what purpose???
Panetta is about to dismiss many high level military so as to complete the transformation without fear of a military coup....Put communists in charge and fulfill expectations...
About the millions of large caliber, hollow point ammo....
Why didn´t Cantor come public with the info he had? We know dims would have whether there was any truth or not. This is such a tangled web of deceit that I wonder if we will ever get to the bottom. We need either some republicans with spines or a truly independent counsel. I have a feeling if the economy gets worse like we think it will, people may be clamoring for impeachment.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Eric Kearney, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor facing scrutiny over his personal and business finances, revealed Wednesday that he, his wife and their publishing company owe more than $825,000 in late federal and state taxes. The disclosure followed nearly two weeks of questions that have overshadowed gubernatorial hopeful Ed FitzGerald´s introduction of Kearney as his running mate. And it came during a 95-minute teleconference with reporters in which Kearney repeatedly stressed that he was offering an "unprecedented" peek into a politician´s money matters. The session kept alive doubt about how thoroughly FitzGerald and his campaign vetted
Donna Baker of Adrian, Mich., owns an accounting firm, payroll company and retail store. Her husband, Kim, is the sixth generation owner of a dairy farm. While the four businesses are separate entities, they count as one employer under the health-care law due to a technicality — Mrs. Baker is a minority stakeholder in the 1,800-acre property that her husband’s farm sits on, plus she helps out with some of the farm’s bookkeeping. As a result, the Bakers are subject to aggregation rules in the U.S. tax code, which means they would be required to offer health-insurance benefits to their
Some members of Congress are about to get their own kind of sticker shock when they head to the new insurance exchanges. A few will get a price cut. As the Journal has reported, a provision in the health law requires lawmakers to get their benefits alongside small-business employees for the first time, and that means lawmakers’ premiums will suddenly be tied to their age. Members of Congress used to pay the same rate, regardless of how old they were, which was around $186 a month to cover just themselves on one popular plan after their employer (in this case, the
President Obama, in remarks about the economy today, said, The combined trends of income inequality and decreasing (economic) mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe. He then called for — drum roll – a higher minimum wage, repeal of the sequester, and extension of unemployment compensation benefits. And he stressed that Obamacare will boost the economy. It doesn’t appear to have dawned on the president yet that we’re entering the sixth year of the Obama presidency.
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said she was opposed to Detroit selling off its renowned museum art collection, which is valued at $1 billion to $2 billion, to help pay down the bankrupt city´s estimated $18 billion in debt. She said the collection should be kept since it would be a cultural boon to the city once it does recover. "Detroit can be a jewel (again) in that state. I would caution against selling the kind of assets that that art collection is," she told the Washington Examiner during a Wednesday morning breakfast with reporters hosted by
Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes appears to have stolen her family’s “favorite recipes” she posted on her campaign website, when commemorating Thanksgiving last week. The Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) displayed recipes for a “cranberry-pineapple salad” and a “sweet potato casserole,” both of which were “near-exact copies” of recipes online. The Hill reports: Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes’s family recipes, posted on her website on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday, appear to be lifted from other websites. One, for cranberry-pineapple salad, is a near-exact copy of a Kraft recipe for “Festive Cranberry-Pineapple Salad,” as posted to
The 2013 hurricane season just ended as one of the five quietest years since 1960. But don’t expect anyone who pointed to last year’s hurricanes as “proof” of the need to act against global warming to apologize; the warmists don’t work that way. Warmist claims of a severe increase in hurricane activity go back to 2005 and Hurricane Katrina. The cover of Al Gore’s 2009 book, “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis,” even features a satellite image of the globe with four major hurricanes superimposed. Yet the evidence to the contrary was there all along. Back in 2005 I
The proper thing to do after inadvertently publishing a hoax is to apologize. These things happen, after all. Publishers are not omniscient and mistakes can be made. Apologize, seek forgiveness, and then take steps to prevent future mistakes. It’s simple, really. But — apparently — not simple enough for the Huffington Post. As I pointed out yesterday, HuffPo published an essay entitled “Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, Poverty Thoughts” — an essay that purports to describe one woman’s experience with poverty. The essay went viral, and the response was so overwhelming that the author set up a gofundme page and raised
The largest government employee union in the country issued a call-to-arms to its 80,000 Facebook followers, encouraging them to leave negative Amazon.com reviews for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s new book, “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge.” “Don’t waste a second reading it though,” reads a post from the Facebook page of the American Federation of State, City, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). “Let us save you some time by sending you right to the parts where he mocks public employees as lazy, overpaid, and corrupt here and here.” Walker’s book was released November 19.
There´s a relatively long tradition, in the field of data visualization, of tracking the way we swear. This makes sense. Not only is it fun to track, but cursing is also conveniently specific as a data set; you´ve got your f-bombs and your double hockey sticks and your bodily functions, and, factoring in their permutations, you´re good to go. Plus, you don´t need much sophisticated sentiment analysis to ensure that your data are accurate: An f-bomb is pretty much an f-bomb, regardless of the contextual subtleties. As a result of all this, we, the public, get treated to sweary heat
US authorities have launched an unusual mission to kill troublesome snakes in Guam - parachuting in 2,000 dead mice laced with deadly painkillers. The brown tree snakes have caused numerous problems at Andersen Air Base on the remote Pacific island, between Japan and Indonesia, one of the most strategically important US bases in the region. There are an estimated 2 million of the snakes on the island, thought to have arrived stowed in a cargo shipment in the mid-20th century. They often gnaw and wriggle their way into important electrical stations, causing power failures at the base. They also threaten
A federal ruling Tuesday has taken the fight over fixing Detroit´s massive debt issues—brought on by a shrinking tax base generated from high unemployment and deserting residents—out of the hands of feuding city officials and creditors and under court supervision. And it´s given the city, which filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in July, a break from paying off its $18 billion debt while it assembles a restructuring plan for its finances. The presiding judge called the hiatus "an opportunity for a fresh start." But the eligibility for bankruptcy protection is by no means a get-out-of-jail-free card. That fresh start requires
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon
Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. One of those people, a young Florida woman named Monica Weeks, introduced Obama after telling the story of being struck with Crohn´s Disease at age 19 and receiving expensive treatments for several years that were covered by her parents´ health care plan — because Obamacare allowed her to remain on that plan until age 26. Now, Weeks said, she has coverage through a job. "The Affordable Care Act gives young adults who are just starting
Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues
Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean. At the same time, some worst-case fears about climate change that have entered the popular imagination can be ruled out as unlikely, at least over the next century, the panel found. These include a sudden belch of methane from the ocean or the Arctic that would fry the planet, as
America is facing a wave of strikes by its fast-food workers on Thursday a day after Barack Obama warned that inequality in the USA had soared to the point that it now posed "a fundamental threat to the American dream". Low-paid workers in McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and other fast-food outlets in 100 cities across America were due to start rolling strikes to protest at the low level of America´s $7.25 (£4.45) federal minimum wage. The strikes are the latest part of a mushrooming publicity campaign for higher wages among those working so-called "McJobs", with fast-food restaurants seen as a
The president put in his ask to Disney CEO Bob Iger at a private meeting with entertainment moguls during his Nov. 26 visit to Jeffrey Katzenberg´s DreamWorks Animation. [snip] If you have any doubt as to how much of a sports junkie Barack Obama is, check in with the entertainment moguls who attended a private briefing with the president Nov. 26 before his speech at Jeffrey Katzenberg´s DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale. At the end of the conversation -- which touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran -- Obama revealed what´s at the top of his bucket