WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is dropping its investigation into whether David Petraeus’ mistress, Paula Broadwell, stalked a romantic rival online. Broadwell’s lawyer, Robert Muse, gave The Associated Press a letter from U.S. Attorney Robert O’Neill that says no federal charges will be brought in Florida related to “alleged acts of cyberstalking.” A retired general, Petraeus resigned as CIA director in November after acknowledging the extramarital affair, which was exposed after Broadwell emailed Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, allegedly warning Kelley to stay away from Petraeus and Gen. John Allen, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
Safe bet that Obama knew about the mistress BEFORE he selected Petraeus as CIA head. This affair and Mrs Petraeus top paying federal job ($187,500) assured that Petraeus would be silent about Obama´s failings on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt. Only after the his silence / misleading helped Obama get elected was this CIA director dismissed.
This Justice Department will only go after those who disagree with the current administration!
This is America today!
Be careful who you vote for!
We, as a country, need to search our hearts and find out what is really important to US!
Our Justice system is corrupt and we, the people, suffer the consequences!
Pray for America! Our future is dependent upon those who cherish our God-given rights that He upholds. He alone is able to deliver US from all evil - here and abroad!
This holy season of Christmas is the perfect time to reclaim our birthright of God´s Love/Grace, no more to allow the Satan to steal what God has so richly given.
Jesus came to set US free! His mission was to redeem mankind from the terror of Satan´s tyranny. It is a free choice for US. Do we really want freedom or are we willing to sacrifice ourselves for things.
Search your history books. Look at Hitler and his agenda. Are we any different today? He systematically overtook his nation with Satan´s help.
God´s is still willing to come to our aid, if only we want Him. We need to get down on our knees, praise Him for His Love/Grace, not declare Obama´s agenda as being above Him.
We are in perilous times. Justice today is not governed by God´s will/way, only man´s need to control, to deny those unwilling to submit to their power.
God is able to lift up and pull down those who do not act in accordance with His will/way. We have the responsibility to acknowledge His authority, pray/agree/stand firm in our faith, our dependence upon the only One who truly loves US! Amen
A federal judge ruled against Louisiana in a case against the state’s scholarship program on Friday, requiring federal oversight for the program that allows children to escape failing schools. The ruling may lead to a lengthy review process preferred by the Justice Department (DOJ), which Gov. Bobby Jindal (R.) says could regulate the program to death. The decision was the latest in a legal battle between the Obama administration and the state, dating back to August. The DOJ first requested a permanent injunction on the basis that the program “impedes desegregation” wanting future vouchers to be handed out by a federal judge. The
Secretary of State John Kerry marked “Transgender Day of Remembrance” Wednesday, noting that these individuals are “harassed, arrested or even killed simply because of who they are and who they love.” The U.S. was joining the international event by “honoring the memory of lives lost to violence provoked by fear and hatred of transgender and gender non-conforming people,” he said. Kerry said despite “tremendous progress in advancing the rights of LGBT people” these individuals still face violence, including in the United States. “The sad truth is that in too many places, including the United States, transgender persons continue to face violence and discrimination
The price of electricity hit a record for the month of October, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That made October the eleventh straight month when the average price of electricity hit or matched the record level for that month. The average price of electricity in October was 13.2 cents per kilowatt hour (KWH), up from 12.8 cents per KWH in October 2012—and up from 9.3 cents per KWH in October 2003. Americans now pay 42 percent more for electricity than they did a decade ago. In November 2012, electricity was 12.7 cents per KWH, which was down
A round of the disturbing game "Knockout" — in which teenagers try to punch out unsuspecting passersby — ended with the arrest of four suspects in a New York City neighborhood Friday. The NYPD said the 24-year-old victim was walking in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn when he heard people talking about the game and then got walloped in the head. As the attackers took off on foot, police officers came to the man´s aid, fanned out across the area and found the suspects nearby, a police spokesman said. Their names were not released. State Assemblyman Dov Hikind — who recently convinced
Ahmad Rashad, a Pro Bowl wide receiver, has made yet another great catch. The Minnesota Vikings legend has rebounded from his broken marriage to Sale Johnson — the ex-wife of Jets owner Woody Johnson — and is said to be dating Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s most trusted senior adviser. Rashad, a sportscaster and a close friend of Michael Jordan’s, is keeping the romance on the down low. “They haven’t gone out in public,” one source told me. “They are sneaking around.” (Rashad’s manager did not respond to questions about the relationship, and the White House declined to comment on Jarrett’s personal life.) Rashad, who
Hopes soared Friday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks between Iran and world powers as US Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign ministers flocked to Geneva to try to clinch a deal. Washington said Kerry´s visit, the second in two weeks after he and other foreign ministers failed to agree an accord in earlier talks, was aimed at "continuing to help narrow the differences and move closer to an agreement." French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was also set to join the talks, a French diplomatic source said, while British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Twitter he would be there
A renewable power company has agreed to pay $1 million over the deaths of more than a dozen protected eagles and other birds at its wind farms. The settlement with Duke Energy is the first time the Obama administration, which has been a strong backer of wind power, has penalized a wind energy company for killing eagles. According to the Justice Department’s settlement, announced on Friday, 14 golden eagles and 149 other protected birds were killed at two Duke Energy wind farms in Wyoming within the last three years. Golden eagles are not endangered species, but are protected under the
The Defense Department on Friday unveiled a first-time strategy for protecting U.S. security interests and fostering international cooperation in the Arctic, where climate change is bringing new commercial activity and potential for conflict. “The Arctic is at a strategic inflection point as its ice cap is diminishing more rapidly than projected and human activity, driven by economic opportunity — ranging from oil, gas, and mineral exploration to fishing, shipping, and tourism — is increasing in response to the growing accessibility,” the strategy states. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in a speech, said the strategy reflects the U.S. interest in working with
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,did not specifically criticize the Tea Party, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, or Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, during an Oct. 30 conference call with donors, as claimed by a source to Breitbart News in a report published Friday. Crossroads provided full audio of McConnell´s call exclusively to the Washington Examiner. The audio file is about 27 minutes long and features McConnell´s remarks to a group of about 20-30 supporters as well as a brief question-and-answer period. During the call, McConnell criticized conservative groups who supported the plan to defund Obamacare and are now actively working to
Can someone refresh my memory as to which Federal law protects presidential portraits from tampering. Do we have a Lèse-majesté clause somewhere? A federal agency is trying to determine who’s been tucking slips of paper into a portrait of President Barack Obama in a federal building in Lafayette that call for the president’s impeachment. For several weeks, someone has been tucking slips of paper from anti-Obama pamphlets into the corner of a framed portrait of Obama that hangs in the Charles A. Halleck Federal Building in downtown Lafayette. Those messages haven’t damaged the president’s portrait but they do contain the
This week´s episode of the CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles featured an "ultra right wing" terror group complete with a Gadsden Flag, a favorite of the modern Tea Party movement. Tuesday´s episode, entitled Recovery, had the team investigating the apparent drowning of a Navy Lt. Commander at high priced California rehab center. The investigation revealed that the naval IT specialist had actually been drugged with scopolamine and Vicodin, pumped for intelligence on U.S. Predator drones and dumped in the pool. This led Special Agents Callen, Hanna, Deeks and Blye to a fictitious “ultra right-wing” extremist group that planned to hijack
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on a conference call organized by Karl Rove’s Crossroads organization for large donors and their advisers on Oct. 30 that the Tea Party movement, in his view, is a “nothing but a bunch of bullies” that he plans to “punch … in the nose.” On the call, according to a donor who was on it, McConnell personally named Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) as Tea Party conservatives he views as problematic for him. “The bulk of it was an attack on the Tea Party in general, Cruz in particular,” the source, a
JERUSALEM -- Israel´s prime minister has criticized the international community´s nuclear deal with Iran as a "historic mistake." Speaking to his Cabinet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel is not bound by the deal and reserves the right to defend itself. That is a reference to possible military action against Iran. Israel believes Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon, although Tehran denies that. Netanyahu said the deal would not adequately stop Iran, while also giving it relief from sanctions. "Today the world became a much more dangerous place because the most dangerous regime in the world
Though the Obama administration said that individuals making under $45,960 would get Obamacare subsidies, low-income young people in most of America´s big cities who relied on that promise are discovering they will be ineligible for them. According to a CNN report, though young people are now required to purchase insurance under Obamacare or pay a fine, "many low-income younger Americans won´t get any subsidy at all" because, as the Obama administration claims, the "cost of insurance is lower than the government initially expected." In April, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius "told a
The sounds of Christmas in the Obama White House mean James Taylor, Mariah Carey and Nat King Cole. “The kids tease me that they know it’s Christmas when I pull out my playlist,” First Lady Michelle Obama tells Ladies’ Home Journal. The holiday tunes are accompanied by hot chocolate and a fire in the Yellow Oval room as President Obama and his family decorate their tree. “Christmas has always been a special time in my household,” Michelle Obama says in the December/January issue. “Growing up, we lived in a little-bitty apartment, but my mom put her heart and soul into decorating that house.”
“For the first time in nearly a decade we have halted parts of Iran’s nuclear program” announced a jubilant Barack Obama after the news of the just-signed Geneva six-month interim agreement with Iran. But the American goal for the accord was that the Iranians not “advance their program” of building a uranium nuclear bomb (and perhaps a plutonium bomb too); the apparent deal exactly permits such advancement, plus sanctions relief to Tehran worth about $9 billion. This wretched deal offers one of those rare occasions when comparison with Neville Chamberlain in Munich in 1938 is valid. An overeager Western government, blind to
Bankrupt and hemorrhaging population, the city of Detroit is banking on greener pastures to lead its rebirth. A private company is snapping up 150 acres on the Motor City´s East End -- property where more than 1,000 homes once formed a gritty neighborhood -- and turning it into what is being billed as the world´s largest urban farm. Hantz Woodlands plans to start by planting trees, but hopes to raise crops and even livestock in the future, right in the midst of the once-proud city. “We are interested with moving into different types of agriculture,” Mike Score, president of Hantz,
America has long had two embassies in Italy: One for the country, the other for the Holy See. Barbie Latza Nadeau on why soon there will be only one. Citing security concerns without naming a specific threat, the U.S. State Department is planning to shutter its embassy to the Holy See inside the lush Villa Domiziana overlooking the Circus Maximus and Palatine Hill in central Rome. The embassy, which has been in operation since 1984 when Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II signed an accord, will essentially be swallowed up by the larger, more influential U.S. embassy to Italy.
The Obamacare rollout remains a debacle, but now enough time has passed that smart people are beginning to dissect what went wrong. So far, the best take I´ve seen comes from Internet pioneer Clay Shirky, who notes that the politicians weren´t listening to the people doing the actual work. I was talking about this to my Administrative Law class not long ago. I had told them that there are few real secrets in D.C. because everyone sleeps with everyone else. A student then asked why both the administration and the GOP seemed to have been blindsided by the Obamacare website problems. "I guess nobody was sleeping with the techies,"
Located just 50 miles off the U.S. coast, north of New York City, sits Petra, a heart-shaped island that now belongs to Brad Pitt, after Angelina reportedly shelled out £12.2million to buy it for his 50th birthday. Pitt is apparently an architect fanatic, so when Jolie discovered that the island´s only two homes were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, she was sold. Pitt once said,“When I discovered Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright, it changed my life.” A source revealed that “as soon as Angelina heard the island was on the market she arranged a viewing. She was really impressed.
Normally, I don´t traffic much in gossip, but the case of Valerie Jarrett is different. She may well be the most powerful woman in America, and almost certainly is the most powerful member of the Obama administration. The adjective "shadowy" definitely applies to this woman who enjoys her power through her relationship to the President, having never been confirmed by Senate hearings. Her title as "Senior Adviser" to the President barely scratches the surface of her real power. President Obama has time for his 150+ rounds of golf, his extensive television watching, and his expertise on March Madness bracketology because ValJar,
"I cannot tell a lie." That´s the signature line from a classic American story. When the nation´s first president was asked as a boy if he had chopped down his father´s cherry tree, he didn´t say "I can neither confirm nor deny those reports," or "it depends on what the meaning of the word ´is´ is." George Washington told the truth even if it got him in trouble. The moral of the story -- Washington was a great leader because he would not lie, and all presidents should be as honest as our founding father. Well, guess what? That story about
The Elders, an organization of elder statesmen, peace activists and human rights advocates that includes former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, welcomed the interim agreement reached in Geneva between the P5+1 groups and Iran early Sunday. “We are all aware of the risks involved,” said Jimmy Carter. “But I am convinced that, after 35 years of animosity and distrust, there is an historic opportunity to rebuild relations with the government and people of Iran on solid foundations of mutual respect.” Kofi Annan, the chairman of the Elders and former secretary-general of the UN, said he hoped the deal would be "swiftly followed up
The Rev. Al Sharpton has retail bigwigs shaking in their fine leather boots after giving them a drop-dead date of Monday to appoint a special task force on racial profiling. Or else. The ultimatum came after an intense, three-hour meeting Friday involving Sharpton, other community advocates and top retail executives, including Barneys CEO Mark Lee and Macy’s vice president Bill Hawthorne. “I feel like I’m holding my Christmas shopping money until I see what happens,” Sharpton said after the meeting at The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Midtown. “People should not be spending their money where they are treated as suspects rather than prospects.”