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Benghazi review finds
systematic security faults

Associated Press, by Matthew Lee

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/18/2012 11:06:24 PM

WASHINGTON -- An independent panel charged with investigating the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has concluded that systematic management and leadership failures at the State Department led to "grossly" inadequate security at the mission in Benghazi. "Systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place," the panel said.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bubber, 12/18/2012 11:33:17 PM     (No. 9073607)

Wow...The president and his minions are incompetent...who knew?...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sailor43, 12/18/2012 11:44:55 PM     (No. 9073612)

"Systematic" doesn´t mean decision makers are absolved of responsibility --- yet I understand the report does not recommend any pursuit of disciplinary action.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/18/2012 11:48:11 PM     (No. 9073613)

The obese assistant secretary of state for security, or some such thing, Charlene Lamb, acknowledged that Sullivan had made repeated requests for additional security, but that she, after consulting with ´senior state department officials´ decided that it would be better to train more locals for security duties. Who were the senior state department officials? Had to include hillary. And such a decision would be typical of the arrogant hillary we knew as first lady. (She has hidden that attitude at State, but it still is what she is.)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/18/2012 11:54:17 PM     (No. 9073618)

Does the word whitewash fit here?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: janylou, 12/19/2012 12:35:33 AM     (No. 9073636)

That was my thought #4. They don´t blame anyone and everyone did their job? If that is the case, then why are there 4 dead Americans and many more wounded and no one came to help? Point the finger of blame where it belongs on two people, Obama and Clinton!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: garyhope, 12/19/2012 1:35:19 AM     (No. 9073666)

You think?

The whole Obama and Democratic so called government is a "systematic security fault". They´re not the least bit interested in defending our country or freedom anywhere.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Distorted, 12/19/2012 1:50:02 AM     (No. 9073668)

Duck & Cover.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/19/2012 4:28:40 AM     (No. 9073700)

Now I know why the Hildebeast faked a convenient concussion.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/19/2012 7:02:03 AM     (No. 9073800)

She had to have seen the draft.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Judith, 12/19/2012 7:04:43 AM     (No. 9073806)

Sum total? Hillary´s fault, as usual. Her life-long career is being a toady to powerful men and on the receiving end of their contempt and kicked-to-the-curb attitude.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LZK, 12/19/2012 7:10:36 AM     (No. 9073813)

The obama administration reminds me more and more of the bubba clinton administration. Blame anyone handy and smile.....

Looks like another "white trailor trash defense"......

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jebediah, 12/19/2012 7:13:14 AM     (No. 9073818)

And Hillary still absent (as is our President):" lst an Australian wine tasting, then flu (?) and finally a fall???????? HOW does the woman maintain her ratings---people just not paying attention? And now we have this poor ex Marine in a Mexican jail on a bogus charge and with the parents being besieged for $ by the "police", and neither she nor Obama say a thing---Carney says Obama was not aware! WE get the government we deserve!!!!!!!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 12/19/2012 7:41:28 AM     (No. 9073863)

impeach obama NOW

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Reply 14 - Posted by: krause, 12/19/2012 7:41:59 AM     (No. 9073865)

´Mismanagement caused this, no discipline required now, but, boy, if this happens again, there will be consequences!´ Good Lord. This administration is a bad joke.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 12/19/2012 7:55:22 AM     (No. 9073896)

As the teaser headline was written, it is enough to give a girl a headache. Even get dizzy, pass out and suffer a concussion.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jackson, 12/19/2012 8:16:46 AM     (No. 9073936)

Can´t be... We´ve been told repeatedly and ad nauseum that Hitlery is the most accomplished and successful Secretary of State ever! Better than Jefferson even.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: suncitypro, 12/19/2012 8:19:22 AM     (No. 9073939)

Systematic goes to the entire system--systematic failure means the system in place and those operating this system FAILED--And they failed at a horribly deadly level. And no one in this so-called administration owns any of this failure--NO ONE! This country is as leaderless as it has been in its history.
Honor and Pride in our White House is gone.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Crosscut, 12/19/2012 8:20:46 AM     (No. 9073940)

There should be prosecutions but there won´t be. The double standard is in play. The GOP should attack Hillary relentlessly to discourage her presidential ambitions.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 12/19/2012 8:34:43 AM     (No. 9073967)

I want to know who gave the order to "stand down". That´s the one who signed the death warrant for the 4 brave people. For some reason that info isn´t coming out. Is it a wonder why "we the people" have stopped listening.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 12/19/2012 8:37:18 AM     (No. 9073970)

Review was as expected - while the drunk hag that is sos danced with bottles drunk as a skunk, she ignored appeals for help. Too right, flapears and hag should be run out of town on a spiked rail, along with their entourage and everyone that voted for this moron in the WH and that goes double for the blacks that still defend this worthless clod.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: walcb, 12/19/2012 8:38:11 AM     (No. 9073972)

Security was inadequate because Benghazi was not a consulate, it was a CIA mission. Why does the media allow this charade to continue. Don´t answer that, I know.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: avikingman, 12/19/2012 8:42:23 AM     (No. 9073977)

State Dept. spokesman Lamb personifies this admin´s spokes-blather cyborg.

While Hilary, amidst bottles of shampoo, readies for 2016.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JAN, 12/19/2012 8:46:40 AM     (No. 9073988)

We lost two embassies in Africa with significant loss of life. This was during Mr. Grifter´s term in office.

Nothing ever changes.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rusino, 12/19/2012 9:04:13 AM     (No. 9074038)

The only thing I can think of to to say is, The Lunitics are in Charge of The Asylem!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/19/2012 9:08:14 AM     (No. 9074044)

If the beast can do this much damage at State, imagine what her presidency would look like.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/19/2012 9:12:20 AM     (No. 9074053)

Last paragraph: "The Board found no evidence of any undue delays in decision making or denial of support from Washington or from the military combatant commanders," it said. To the contrary, the report said the evacuation of the dead and wounded 12 hours after the initial attack was due to "exceptional U.S. government coordination and military response" that helped save the lives of two seriously wounded Americans.

This was heroism from the Seals at the Annex. They were initially denied permission and told to wait until Command checked with "local security" (you know, the one who fled just before the shooting started). All pleas for help from the Seals were ignored. How can AP print such excrement knowing that it is a whitewash?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/19/2012 9:25:50 AM     (No. 9074083)

We are offered mismanagement and incompetence as a distraction to keep us from discussing the deliberate risks taken to avoid contradicting a political message. Sad truth is a good portion of the voting public will fall for it like Hilliary´s boo boo.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 12/19/2012 9:38:26 AM     (No. 9074108)

I believe these people (in particular Obama and Hillary) think they´re just a little bit above the rest of us, and should not be held accountable or be criticized for anything that goes wrong on their watch.

The four brave Americans who were killed were relying on these people to carry out their responsibilities, and they did not. I don´t believe for a minute that Hillary actually suffered an injury, keeping her from testifying. When it was reported she would be testifying about this incident I wondered at the time, "How is she going to get out of this one?" Well, she did. These people are so calculating - and slippery.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: joew9, 12/19/2012 9:53:24 AM     (No. 9074150)

By the time the most revealing and damning stuff comes out the news media will react with "old story, already covered"


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Reply 30 - Posted by: dbdiva, 12/19/2012 9:55:32 AM     (No. 9074166)

PHOOEY!!! This ´review´ is not worth the time spent on it but it was exactly what I expected ~ bupkis. We have an Administration (and I use that term loosely) who is totally unwilling to be held account for ANYTHING.
I suppose I just have to sit right, have patience and wait for these folks to receive the divine justice they so richly deserve.




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Reply 31 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/19/2012 10:57:00 AM     (No. 9074303)

Bull(cough)

Trot out a street theatre script that damns someone low on the pole, deflecting the real questions.

1. Why no armed elite Marines in a war torn Islamic nation known for jihadist recruitment?

2. Why did Hillary hire locals? To be overseen by an inexperienced British team with batons?

3. Where was the Benghazi police for seven hours?

4. Where was the Libyan military for seven hours?

5. Who the hell said STAND DOWN when rescues were set in motion?

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY why is Hillary arming Al-Queda??

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Reply 32 - Posted by: geronimo, 12/19/2012 11:12:59 AM     (No. 9074345)

and...

6. When was the funeral (not that sham of a memorial may Obama and Clinton rot). Can´t find mention of it in searches. One would expect *some* coverage of an American Ambassador who died in the service of his country.

7. And how are those 30 +/- survivors doing these days? Everybody feeling well?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 12/19/2012 12:32:21 PM     (No. 9074496)

What the three posts above me said.

Yes, we´re going to have to wait for the next set of open hearings coming. I´m glad my Senator Inhoffe came out saying it was a blatant cover up. Hillary fainted too soon. She will be quite well when these hearings start.

When I think of how this tragedy was covered (not) and how it would have been if GW Bush had been president, my blood boils.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 12/19/2012 1:01:38 PM     (No. 9074547)

Just more swept under the carpet.

Remember. Obama won!

Had Obama lost, there would have been a real investigation, but, that´s how life is in these so-called United States!

Only when we as a nation make a stand for righteousness will there be real investigations, truth brought forward and those guilty suffer the consequences of their actions.

The liberal media will ever back up this current administration.

Sadly, it may only come to pass on Judgment Day when the truth is finally known.

God is not mocked - what we sow, we reap! That in itself is a reminder to those who have usurped God´s power and set themselves up as judge/jury, freeing those who support them and condemning those who have the bravery/audacity to stand up against political correctness which has taken over the God-given right of freedom.

Pray for America! We are at a place in history where we will sink or swim, depending upon our trust in God, His Word and His will/way to again be honored and obeyed!

Is this the way Hitler began? Power has become the means by which this government controls everything! What happened to our democratic system and the 3 branches of government to keep order throughout the land.

Merry Christmas to all who cherish God´s Gift (Jesus) to mankind! May all who receive Him rejoice in His presence within and one day to be recognized by our government! That is the prayer I daily pray!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 12/19/2012 1:43:22 PM     (No. 9074625)



1. Exactly what was slain Ambassador Christopher Stevens actually doing in Benghazi on that day?

2. There has yet to be any official disclosure from American sources regarding cause of death for Stevens or the other three killed during the terrorist attack. Were they raped as reported in the Lebanon press?

3. Was Barack Obama inside the Situation Room during the attack? If not, why not?

4. And who then was?

5. Who gave the stand down order thus allowing Stevens and the other Americans to be killed?

6. And, what exactly was the Turkish Counsel meeting with Ambassador Stevens on 9/11 for..how did he walk by the Terrorists unscathed?

7. Lockheed resignation of Chief Operating Officer after he tripled sales in 2011 for same reason as Petraeus...another affair...stinks to the Missile high heavens...speaking of Lochkeed´s Missile sales and shipments to Libya...where is that investigation of a president conducting an illegal, unapproved WAR ...without any approval by Congress

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Reply 36 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/19/2012 2:13:23 PM     (No. 9074677)

Don´t they mean "systemic"?

The chain of command went like this:

Hillary Clinton (should resign)

Patrick Kennedy (should definitely resign)

Boswell (resigned)

Charlene Lamb (resigned) - it was she who directly managed security staffing and budgeting for same for 280+ embassies and consulates throughout the world. However the underlying development of the formula for defending Benghazi - the type and numbers of security personnel - came from further up the line. That would be Boswell. But one had the feeling, watching the House Oversight Committee hearing in early October, that neither of these would have developed a specific security plan without Kennedy´s input and/or approvel.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/19/2012 2:17:34 PM     (No. 9074687)

Systemic, not systematic.

Looks like they have now changed the headline at the source. The article says "systemic".



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Reply 38 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 12/19/2012 2:28:43 PM     (No. 9074721)

The answer for America is found in Psalm 81. If you will read this one, insert America for Israel, you will understand what is going on.

It starts by:

Sing aloud to God our strength; Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob.
(this is our heritage as Christians, sons of Abraham through the covenant)

God goes on to say how often He has come to our aid, delivered US from evil here/abroad.

Vs. 8 says: Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you! O Israel (America), if you will listen to Me! There shall be no foreign god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god. I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Oopen your mouth wide and I will fill it.

But, my people would not heed My voice, and Israel(America) would have none of Me, so I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, to walk in their own counsels. Oh, that My people would listen to Me, that Israel (America) would walk in My ways! I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn My hand against their adversaries. The haters of the Lord would pretend submission to Him, but their fate would endure forever. He would have fed them also with the finest wheat and with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.

Selah - (stop and consider this!) Amen

We need to make a stand for Righteousness in our God-given country (America!)

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Reply 39 - Posted by: mainecoonmama, 12/19/2012 2:41:05 PM     (No. 9074751)

Most of the American public simply do not care about this issue. With the aid of the MSM, this will eventually disappear. A few Republicans who progressively pursue this, will be branded extremists and sore loosers.

This is the country we have now. I predict Hillary could be president in 2016 if she wants it bad enough. That is, unless, the Democrats run another person of color.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/19/2012 4:49:50 PM     (No. 9074985)

#38

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/19/2012 8:09:54 PM     (No. 9075215)

Since all these agencies are under the administration tent one person and one only is responsible for all acts by any one of them.
That one is currently B.Obama.
If he did not personally order the stand down he set the parameters for the operation of that agency --he is guilty of the cover up.
His run around the Constitution has resulted in murder mayhem and lies.
Also the non American guards supposedly on site as protection are now disclosed as being on strike for higher wages. Just who was paying those wages? We know who and why we are paying foreigners instead of Americans?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: artlover, 12/19/2012 8:37:04 PM     (No. 9075272)

Nothing will EVER become of this. Remember they are denmocrats and they can get away with anything. Hillary won´t tell anything, Obama won´t tell anything and it will die right there. That is the way everything is going to go for the next four years (and maybe more than that) so get used to it........

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Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect, fired -- not because of anything you did or didn’t do at your job, but because of something you did in your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political.(snip)That’s exactly what happened to Brendan Eich, a highly-respected tech guru in Silicon Valley and co-founder of Mozilla Corporation, after he was appointed CEO in late March. In less than a week, he was forced out of this position for no reason other than that he had a made a $1000 contribution to the Prop 8 initiative in 2008. His

$6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department
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Fiscal Times, by Brianna Ehley    Original Article
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The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors. In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years. The alert was just the latest example of the federal government’s continued struggle with oversight over its outside contractors. The lack of oversight “exposes the department to significant financial risk,” the auditor said. “It creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt

Ex-CIA boss Morell gives unorthodox
reasons for omitting key Benghazi details

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Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 10:03:11 PM     Post Reply
In his opening statement during highly anticipated testimony Wednesday on Benghazi, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell claimed to be an intelligence professional who was willing to lay out the facts -- no matter how damaging. "I take very seriously the allegations about how the CIA in general and about how I in particular handled the analysis and the talking points," Morell told the House Intelligence Committee, in his first public testimony on the Benghazi attacks. "The ethical code under which intelligence officers carry out their responsibilities calls for total objectivity." But Morell´s own testimony would appear to undercut that

Muslims Object to Easter Eggs
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Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
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Muslim moms and dads in Dearborn, Mich. are upset after students received flyers promoting an Easter Egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The parents say the egg hunt violates the U.S. Constitution. The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church’s “Eggstravaganza!” They were also troubled by images of a bunny rabbit. “It really bothered my two kids,” parent Majed Moughni, told the newspaper. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed

CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla steps down
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USA Today, by Brett Molina    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 4:06:40 PM     Post Reply
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich will step down following uproar over his apparent opposition to gay marriage. In a statement released Thursday, Mozilla -- which makes the Firefox Web browser -- apologized for not reacting more quickly to the controversy surrounding Eich, who made a 2008 donation supporting California´s plan on gay marriage, The Guardian reports. "We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it´s because we haven´t stayed true to ourselves," said Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker in a statement. Last week, Eich attempted to dispel fears on whether he would support equality as the head

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*

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Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

Romney 2016: Coulter Says Mitt
Strongest on Immigration

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Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide
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Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
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A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing

Beating of white driver by
angry mob after he accidentally
ran over young boy ruled NOT
a hate crime by Detroit police

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

Gov’t Spent $700 Million
Promoting Obamacare

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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
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President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law. “We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million. Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the

Eric Holder defends using Justice
Department airplane for 27 personal trips

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Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
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Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it

David Letterman makes big announcement
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CBS News, by Lauren Moraski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 5:00:45 PM     Post Reply
It´s the end of an era: David Letterman announced Thursday that he´s retiring from CBS´ "Late Show" sometime next year. He made that announcement during the taping of his program this afternoon. The late-night talk show host, who will celebrate his 67th birthday next week, made his debut on the "Late Show" on Aug. 30, 1993. Letterman got his television start in 1978 on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore. Months later, he paid his first visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" -- marking the first of 22 appearances. He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.


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