A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Obama administration under pressure
as US senators demand end to secrecy

Guardian [UK] & Associated Press, by Spencer Ackerman

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 6/11/2013 10:00:41 PM

The Obama administration was facing renewed pressure over the secrecy of its surveillance programs, as a group of US senators demanded it reveal how it interprets the laws that underpin them and foreign governments expressed growing concern. A bill, to be introduced in the Senate on Tuesday, would force the US government to disclose the opinions of a secretive surveillance court that determines the scope of the eavesdropping on Americans´ phone records and internet communications. Separately, a leading member of the Senate intelligence committee came close to saying that James Clapper,

Comments:
It just shocks me that the proceedings and orders of the FISA court are completely secret. That sure is bad when you have someone like Holder and 0bama in charge. Especially when the attorney general is responsible for the FISA court guidelines. Heavy sigh.

[w/Paul Lewis & Paul Owen]

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Janjan, 6/11/2013 10:25:30 PM     (No. 9371393)

Who, exactly, has the Obama Administration ´under pressure´? It´s not the media or our laughable Republican leadership so I am at a loss.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 6/11/2013 11:33:17 PM     (No. 9371488)

I feel sorry for those NSA employees who have to work around-the-clock to find dirt on these Senators in their emails and such.

OP: it´s pretty unsettling to see/hear so many people [like Senators, like Rudy Giuliani on Fox tonight, and lots of others] say "it´s ok, we can trust X or Y or Z," when there´s so much evidence, such a pattern or corruption all over this administration.

I´d count the pennies if they gave me change for a nickel. Twice.

#1: Indeed, indeed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 6/12/2013 1:13:12 AM     (No. 9371544)

Remember The Guardian is a Leftist megaphone for every "progressive" policy Obama still stands for. No chance in hell they are now out to get him. Is this scandal being used as a way to cover-up the previous ones? Who knows, but rest assured "news" sources like the Guardian are nothing if not Obama worshippers. They protected Him during Fast and Furious (where did that go?), they protected Him during Benghazi (where did that go?) and they will protect Him now, no matter how it may look at the moment.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: The Advocate, 6/12/2013 6:56:36 AM     (No. 9371692)

Lois Lerner Leaked the IRS scandal and is still accessing her computer and on full pay-deleting files no doubt.
Perhaps Snowden is just another Obamophile seeking to distract from Benghazi, IRS, AP, Rosen, amnesty ObamaCARE/TAX et al.
The Guardian is certainly certifiably pro Obama and anti American.
So many scandals -the electorate is overwhelmed, tired, broke and jobless thanks to the Obama Cabal onslaught.
Senators are not pressing Obama-they are enabling him.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/12/2013 7:19:08 AM     (No. 9371704)

Obama is a disgrace but our dear electeds in Washington are giving him a run for his money or in the very least, enabling hIm. There are very few who merit trust in that city. It is a cesspool of corruption. When the guy at the top has no conscience or moral compass, it brings out the worst in people.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 6/12/2013 7:20:35 AM     (No. 9371706)

Pretty soon, we will all nod our heads up and down (no words necessary) and agree that 2 + 2 = 5. It´s just easier.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: PChristopher, 6/12/2013 7:26:14 AM     (No. 9371710)

Well, if you want them to respond you´re going to have to stop acting like a bunch of wienies who think that a strongly worded letter will fix it...unless that word happens to be IMPEACH!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: guybee, 6/12/2013 7:32:38 AM     (No. 9371718)

Folks - as long as the dims control the Senate,impeaching BO is a waste of time and political capital.

There is ONLY ONE solution. Elect better representatives who are honest and will hold the future of our cherished values and the freedom of the USA as their highest priority.

Until we take back our country through the election process, we are going to be on the losing side of this debacle.

By the way, this divide in culture and values has been true in America since the revolutionary war. This is NOT the first time we have been so divided. Read about the Civil war and how it almost destroyed America.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 6/12/2013 7:46:56 AM     (No. 9371737)

Scare the electeds. Start a national term limits amendment for Senators and Reps.

If we can´t get rid of the Schumers by the ballot box, we will force them out and get citizens in office.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 6/12/2013 7:58:51 AM     (No. 9371757)

"We need to step back here and say clearly: mass surveillance is not what we want,..." Not what who wants? It´s obviously what the rulers of the USA, both Republican and Democrat, want. They wouldn´t be doing it otherwise. We are not allowed to simply surveil the terrorists (Muslims) because that would be (Gasp!) profiling. We can´t even identify our enemy because that wouldn´t be PC.

One thing is for sure, the good old USA may be morphing into a totalitarian state before our very eyes but by golly, it will be a Politically Correct totalitarian state - but wait, that´s what a totalitarian state is, isn´t it? A state where every word and every thought is controlled by it´s rulers? In other words, a Politically Correct state. Up with PC!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: LZK, 6/12/2013 8:19:06 AM     (No. 9371811)

My thinking exactly poster #1...

Who´s putting pressure on whom?????

No one "dares" question the "won".....

He´s an untouchable....

LZK

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: stryker714, 6/12/2013 8:27:51 AM     (No. 9371833)

It´s discouraging to hear Boehner and Peter King defend the NSA snooping. They are just as sick as John McCain. What the h good is this NSA snooping, based on results? This makes the whole post 09/11/01 followup of creating Homeland Security, TSA, passing (un)Patriot(ic) Act seem as just a means to an end to promote the caliphate and wage war on patriotic Americans. It´s really getting old. Defiance till the end! Go to hell Obama adminstruation and your corrupted/compromised/subverted agencies!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: chiller, 6/12/2013 8:39:46 AM     (No. 9371864)

If Obie is indeed in a jam, he´s doubling down, hoping to draw pubbies into a disastrous action, against which the electorate rebels. It´s his only chance to hold senate and take the house.

He´s begging for impeachment, seems to me. Not in the ´they´d never dare´ sense. He´s hoping for it. How audacious must this administration become to draw fire.

The ´audacity of hope´....wasn´t that one of Obie´s books?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: altoona, 6/12/2013 8:42:33 AM     (No. 9371875)

Amen to all of the above. Did anyone hear Boehner use such strong language on Bradley Manning, whose disclosures probably resulted in deaths of covert agents as he has used on Snowden, who basically confirmed something we already knew. I think Boehner gets told to go out and be outraged or he will see some of his intercepted emails exposed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: Starlady, 6/12/2013 8:46:57 AM     (No. 9371879)

I agree that it is very disappointing to hear political leaders that we may have respect for, say this intrusion into our privacy is necessary and okay. I´ve decided they just don´t have an ethical core anymore, they´ve been in politics so long they just don´t know the difference in right and wrong anymore.
I have noticed they all comment on phone numbers, but omit credit card transactions, Internet snooping, bank account information that has all been part of the collection by NSA.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: shamus, 6/12/2013 8:48:44 AM     (No. 9371881)

Secret court proceedings are just plain wrong.

It´s the kind of thing done in Communist countries or in dictatorships. I hope this gets put in front of the Supreme Court and that they rule it unconstitutional.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 6/12/2013 8:50:22 AM     (No. 9371886)

When Bush was honest and admitted that if an American was talking to a suspected foreign terrorist, the call might be monitored, the left went nuts. I thought that was a reasonable approach.

But casting a broad net over Americans just to see what you might catch is unacceptable. There is no probable cause and phone calls have been defined to have a reasonable expectation of privacy. You generally need a warrant showing cause to tap someone´s phone. I don´t care if this is not content related, only the number called etc. it´s none of the government´s business.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Felixcat, 6/12/2013 9:08:20 AM     (No. 9371916)

So all Americans are under suspicion?

Of course, deliberate leak (and deaths of people) of actual intelligence via the pipsqueak Bradley Manning - and silence from the likes of Boehner. Deliberate leak of the existence of a program by Snowden and it´s off with his head.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: geoman, 6/12/2013 9:13:22 AM     (No. 9371930)

Re: #8 - I long to return to a time when American voters could participate in an honest election "refereed" by a slightly biased media not completely in the tank for their darlings of the left. Unfortunately, I submit that this way of thinking is precisely why we have the blatant, in-your-face lawlessness and lack of ethics coming from the entire spectrum of progressives. In other words, while you wait to take back your country through the election process, your country is sliding inexorably towards a Marxist dictatorship bolstered by Sharia-compliant courts.

I say take a page from the civil rights, gay rights, and illegal rights movements where a small percentage of the population made sure they were seen and heard. Conservatives are three times as numerous and prosperous as the civil rights marchers but seem to be only one-third as motivated. Raw numbers in the streets will create movement that cannot and will not be ignored by the media and governing elites. Is it too inconvenient or are we afraid of being shot down in the streets? Are conservatives now reduced to being "Patriots of Convenience?"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 6/12/2013 9:23:56 AM     (No. 9371961)

#1 so funny and yet so sadly true

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 6/12/2013 9:30:33 AM     (No. 9371975)

Pressure? Pressure? I don´t feel any pressure. I feel the same old garbage.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: RancherJack, 6/12/2013 10:06:29 AM     (No. 9372060)

OTOH - there´s ...

Lies
Damn Lies
And then there´s Congress

None of this happens without Congress paying for it with our wealth coerced and purloined from hard working Americans.

Remember - The President proposes, but the Congress disposes

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Libertygal, 6/12/2013 11:01:47 AM     (No. 9372174)

You know, it´s funny. I saw some talking heads on Fox News several days ago, at this point, I cannot even remembef who. Anyway, they said, "Republicans will support Obama in this, it will be the Democrats that turn on him."

I guffawed, and muttered to myself, "Yeah, right. Let´s watch and see what happens then,"

Sure enough! The Republicans have been nearly in lock step supporting this! It´s to keep us safe, it´s only for terrorists! OMG!

Several Congress Critters say they have heard nothing of this after Obama says they have all been briefed, it goes back for reapproval, they all knew.

I don´t believe my ears when they support him. They willingly give up my rights without my permission or consent.

Taxation without representation at this point, this is NOT what I voted for!

I would fire them all, if I could.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 6/12/2013 11:03:07 AM     (No. 9372178)

Secret courts are illegal unless they are military.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 6/12/2013 11:06:22 AM     (No. 9372188)

What pressure and which senators?
Those eggheads in the senate are talking about giving voting rights to illegals and the possible demise of the Republican party.
You can´t make me believe there´s pressure from the senate.
A few people in flyover country are concerned but the NSA will data mine us for future travel to Obama´s Gulags.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: chicodon, 6/12/2013 12:10:41 PM     (No. 9372353)

#3
All we can do is look at the effect. Since the media can´t walk and chew gum, only one scandal at a time is covered. The effect is that all the other scandals are buried. I can understand why they focus on this one. The public is divided on whether it is even a scandal. Many want even more snooping.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: Udanja99, 6/12/2013 12:24:51 PM     (No. 9372403)

There´s no way that the House is going to impeach the first 10% black president and no way that the Senate would ever convict. Our best shot is to keep zippy and the demoncrats tied up in investigations for the next 3 1/2 years. Make their lives a living hell.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: peterfleming, 6/12/2013 12:46:16 PM     (No. 9372464)

Politically, we´re in chaos. A fabulous American business world is being choked to death. Individual after individual squeezed down to empty. Question: why isn´t EVERY Congressional elite bum screaming daily, at every public appearance opportunity, about (1) IRS persecution of citizens and timely removal of tax tyranny (2) fraudulence of secret GIANT amnesty bill and its lying promoter Marco Rubio, (3) the silence of Obama´s Benghazi stand down (4) the silence of Billary´s Benghazi stand down (5) Washington’s silence re newly revealed massive NSA invasion on privacy of all citizens, (6) Hitlerian-Feinstein brutality of exposing peaceful gun ownership in an increasingly violent world, and (7) media blindness to increasing Islamic supremacist violence that has already taken over Europe and is on its way here. That’s just for openers! Answer: it all comes down to Washington’s greed lobbying machine where privilege is for sale by all Congressional whores, and the lying, richly overpaid Diane Sawyers news actors guarantee to cover it all up and not allow anybody of good conscience to scream on TV. It’s a sickening mess when nice looking Marco Rubio can dominate TV with politically correct “amnesty”, while never discussing horrible details of this massive, obamaskare look-alike filthy bill. The corrupted Diane Sawyers, Fox News, all promote this senatorial bamboozling lying to all America. Rubio is our next “don’t read the bill” Puglosi fraudster. June 9 Daily Caller, Betsy McCaughey breaks down this tax theft "amnesty" obamacare-like sickening bill that not one single Congress droid has yet to read and discuss.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: dragonslayer2, 6/12/2013 2:07:48 PM     (No. 9372605)

"Politics is the art of the possible."

Sit at home know nothings put us in this position in the last two elections. Republican Representative leaders are doing the possible.

I will be with John Boehner until the last dog dies.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: veritas, 6/12/2013 2:32:33 PM     (No. 9372641)

#29 reminded me of this observation --

"As is so commonly the case in semi-democracies, whatever might work is politically impossible, and whatever is politically possible won’t work."
~~ Fred Reed

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: Grambo, 6/12/2013 3:34:33 PM     (No. 9372738)

Anyone who is surprised that the government is tracking their every phone call, email, and credit card transaction is naive. Just what did they think a 4 billion dollar Utah NSA facility equipped with 1.5 million 4gb hard drives was going to do...track sports scores?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 6/12/2013 4:11:20 PM     (No. 9372796)

If Congress really wants to find out about NSA spying they should:

1. Google "Carnivore", "Echelon", "Naris Corp" and "Prism". There are many articles going back to the Clinton era.

2. Ask the Chinese and Russian hackers about our programs.

3. Ask Israeli hackers how to fix any leaks.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 33 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 6/12/2013 4:31:20 PM     (No. 9372826)

"Every email, all your internet activity, every phone conversation, every piece of GPS data, all social and media interactions, every credit card transaction, every electronic detail about your life, like it or not, is being placed into a safety box that you have no control over. The government can come at any point, open that box, and conduct retroactive surveillance on you. They will be able to create a perfect profile of your behavior, and they will be exceptionally well armed if they deeem your behavior to be in opposition to the best interest of the state" Brad Thor novel that is true.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 34 - Posted by: jglas, 6/12/2013 5:11:27 PM     (No. 9372900)

Meanwhile on the other side of the world, Benghazi lies forgotten in the dust.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 35 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/12/2013 5:21:41 PM     (No. 9372907)

It makes one wonder when people like Michael Mukasey, former judge (presided over the trial of the Blind Sheikh) and US Attorney General, say that the programs were necessary to attack terrorism. John Bolton and Peter King, among others, speak of treason.

At Accuracy in Media, Cliff Kincaid speaks of Snowden being protected by China with an offer of a home in Russia, and points out that Soros-funded organizations are calling for an end to spying on us.

It makes it very hard to know what to think. Are hostile forces using the Mannings and Snowdens of the world to cripple our defenses?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 36 - Posted by: larryp, 6/12/2013 6:55:49 PM     (No. 9373021)

we are being presented with a straw man argument. That is we haveto haveallthis electonic devices. but if it was 20 yrs ago we would not have had the inventions.
so what to do? Old -fashionedboing C ia and FBI and P.D. foot work. Get out there and talkt to people check out each neaighbor hoodand find out who is hinky and pay him a visit, over and over.
Check for real legit govt IDs at the airport.Hire Police to back up the gate agents as thy see all kinds of ID.
Have the TSA screeners fly on fights they have just screened.If the TSAers have passed thru some LA RaZA compaadre then one of their own buds is at risk every flight.Lets see how long that lasts.
We Can´t do all this? Sure we can! We are Americans and we can change things that aren´t working. We can backofffrom allthis electronics and go to Humint- human beings.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 739638




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "KarenJ1"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "KarenJ1"



Baby philanthropists wooed by Obama:
Administration invites Rockefeller,
Marriott and Hilton heirs to talk
about future of philanthropy
Daily Mail [UK], by Alex Greig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/19/2014 10:54:26 AM     Post Reply
Some of the country´s richest young people came together at the White House recently for a day-long conference about how exactly they plan to spend their inherited wealth. The invitation-only event sought to engage the young billionaires with the public sector and with each other in order to empower and advance their philanthropic endeavors. The event was organized by Thomas Khalil, a deputy director for technology and innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy along with Nexus, an organization that aims to encourage philanthropy among the young and rich. Founded by Jonah Wittkamper and

Report: Wendy Davis caught
up in FBI investigation
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 10:44:20 PM     Post Reply
The FBI is probing past legal work done by Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, according to a report her Republican opponent’s campaign calls a “bombshell.” The Dallas Morning News reported Friday that documents “related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency.” The news outlet said it’s unclear how much this investigation revolves around Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. “It’s not clear whether Davis’ work for the tollway authority is a focus of the FBI or only part of the material collected in connection

Google: the unelected superpower
Telegraph [UK], by Katherine Rushton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 10:36:46 PM     Post Reply
Researchers at Princeton and Northwestern universities have pored over 1,800 US policies and concluded that America is an oligarchy. Instead of looking out for the majority of the country’s citizens, the US government is ruled by the interests of the rich and the powerful, they found. No great surprises there, then. But the government is not the only American power whose motivations need to be rigourously examined. Some 2,400 miles away from Washington, in Silicon Valley, Google is aggressively gaining power with little to keep it in check. It has cosied up to governments around the world so effectively that its chairman,

Dem Rep: Obamacare will bury us
Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 10:31:00 PM     Post Reply
Steve Lynch is a Democratic Rep. from Massachusetts who doesn’t hesitate to buck the party line from a centrist point of view, and to speak openly about problems in the party and with party positions. Lynch ran for Senate to fill John Kerry’s seat, but lost in the primary to now-Senator Ed Markey. Lynch recently was interviewed by The Boston Herald about upcoming Obamacare problems and how devastating they will be for Democrats. That runs contrary to cut current news cycle Democratic spin that (allegedly) meeting sign up goals means electoral problems related to Obamacare are over. U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, the

“Hallelujah” Irish priest to headline NY
Town Hall Irish concert May 13 (Videos)
Irish Central [New York], by Kate Hickey    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 10:14:05 PM     Post Reply
Father Ray Kelly, the singing Irish priest who shot to fame with his wedding ceremony cover of “Hallelujah,” will perform in New York, on Tuesday May 13, to support the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform. On April 7 a short video of the 60-year-old priest, from Oldcastle, County Meath, singing at a recent wedding ceremony went live. In just 11 days the touching video has racked up close to 30 million hits on YouTube and his fame now reaches to every corner of the earth. As his video gathered traction online Fr Kelly was a guest on RTE’s “Late Late Show.” He told host Ryan Tubridy that he hoped his new found fame

Documents: Biden and Kerry both
opposed Hillarycare before
they supported Obamacare
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 10:01:25 PM     Post Reply
Then-Sens. Joe Biden and John Kerry were both opposed to Hillary Clinton’s 1993 health-care reform program, according to documents released by the Clinton presidential library. Clinton marked a handwritten “No” beside Biden’s name on Clinton’s list of Capitol Hill lawmakers that she needed to win over for her universal health care law, known as the “Clinton health plan” or “Hillarycare,” to pass. John Kerry, meanwhile, was marked with a “Probably not.” “Hillarycare” ended up dying in the Democratic-controlled Senate in 1994 without coming to a floor vote. As vice president, Biden has been a loyal supporter of the Obama administration’s

The ´soft despotism´ of regulation
imposes high costs on Americans
Washington Examiner, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:37:39 PM     Post Reply
Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Alexis de Tocqueville, author of the classic Democracy in America, were born in different times and places. But the French aristocrat and American think tanker have the measure of the federal behemoth in the age of Obama. Writing in 1835, Tocqueville eloquently predicted how it would function, while Crews today supplies in his annual compilation of federal rules and regulations, “10,000 Commandments,” the hard numbers that describe the behemoth´s contemporary reach and costs. It is always worthwhile to revisit de Tocqueville’s description of what he called the

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

Clinton Library documents show black
congressman had to show ID and consent
to ´racially motivated´ car search before
entering the White House in 1993
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:17:18 PM     Post Reply
The Bill Clinton White House angered a black congressman in 1993 after he was forced to show his ID and submit to a search of his car before Secret Service would allow him to enter the White House for a meeting with then-Vice President Al Gore. A white driver taking Ohio Democratic Rep. Louis Stokes to his meeting was admitted without an ID-check. A staffer´s memo to Clinton a week later warned the president about the incident before a scheduled photo-op including Stokes and the mayor of a Cleveland suburb. Stokes, a legend in the civil-rights history of Ohio´s populous

HHS Moves to Cancel
More Insurance Plans
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Mike Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:09:50 PM     Post Reply
The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them. Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, are popular forms of coverage, and potentially becoming more popular in the wake of Obamacare. Health insurance industry representatives say that fixed indemnity plans have been attracting more interest as many Americans look for a

4th Graders Assigned "Inappropriate"
Homework on Infidelity and Death
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:00:30 PM     Post Reply
Parents in El Paso, Texas were outraged over an “inappropriate” homework assignment given to fourth graders at Pasodale Elementary School. Students were asked to read passages about a wife discovering her husband cheated and a mother finding out her military son was killed. They then had to answer questions about the adult-themed topics. Read some of the assignment below: Valerie opened up the letter from the military department. She felt the pit of her stomach drop to the bottom of the earth before she even opened it. She knew it was news about John. As she read the first line,

Reid Stands by Bundy Remarks: They’re
‘Domestic Violent Terrorist Wannabes’
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 8:27:29 PM     Post Reply
Senator Harry Reid came under fire for saying Thursday that supporters of Cliven Bundy are “domestic terrorists,” and in a TV appearance today he doubled down. He appeared on local Nevada program What’s Your Point? with Dean Heller, Nevada’s other senator, and stood by his remarks, calling Bundy’s supporters “domestic violent terrorist wannabes.” Reid said that Bundy “doesn’t believe that the American government is valid” and doesn’t follow the law, bringing up how hundreds of people showed up armed to defend Bundy to argue that they’re basically engaging in an act of domestic terrorism. “600 people came. Armed.



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

45 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

43 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Living in the New York Times World
39 replie(s)
American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

36 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

32 replie(s)
New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

30 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

30 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

28 replie(s)
San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

28 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
27 replie(s)
New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

26 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

26 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


Post Reply   Close thread 739638





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS