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Secret Service agents in Obama’s
detail sent home from Netherlands
after night of drinking

Washington Post, by Carol D. Leonnig & David Nakamura

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/25/2014 10:34:51 PM

Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting President Obama in Amsterdam this week were sent home and put on administrative leave Sunday after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar with the incident. One of them was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway, the people said. The hotel staff alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the country, according to two of the people. The embassy then alerted Secret Service managers on the presidential trip, which included Secret Service


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fayebeck, 3/25/2014 10:38:43 PM     (No. 9784301)

I bet they were drinking wine from a paper bag.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 3/25/2014 10:39:47 PM     (No. 9784304)

Who blames them?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 3/25/2014 10:45:22 PM     (No. 9784312)

Obama has destroyed every single institution and symbol that made this country great.

He is destroying America--but the imbecile Demoncrats and the media just don´t care.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northcross, 3/25/2014 10:49:14 PM     (No. 9784318)

It is hard to imagine this taking place under previous presidents, because everyone knew the expected standards of the job. Obama sets low expectations and guess what, people meet them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 3/25/2014 10:51:07 PM     (No. 9784321)

Can´t blame Obama for what those agents did.Those guys are felony stupid.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enuf8, 3/25/2014 10:55:27 PM     (No. 9784329)

Oh gosh! That means he only has 897 left in his entourage.........whatever will he do?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MMC, 3/25/2014 11:01:21 PM     (No. 9784334)

He´s driven me to drink too!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fishbone, 3/25/2014 11:01:45 PM     (No. 9784335)

At first, I kept wondering where they got these guys. Then, I finally realized that this caliber of agents are the "only" ones they could get to "take a bullet" for this POTUS.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 3/25/2014 11:25:13 PM     (No. 9784360)

Are they being replaced? The phony sign language interpreter in Africa needs a new job. He would fit right in with this administration.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steph_gray, 3/25/2014 11:36:09 PM     (No. 9784364)

Seems to me the entire Secret Service has been drinking heavily ever since 2008.

Let´s give them a reason to quit it in 2016.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 3/25/2014 11:49:19 PM     (No. 9784377)

Outrageous and totally unacceptable. This has to do with the President of the United States of America regardless of the person holding the office.

It is shocking, almost to the point of disbelief, that traditional respect and loyalty to our country and institutions has so deteriorated under this administration that people trusted to provide security for the POTUS would deliberately drink to the point of passing out in a hotel hallway anytime, much less the day before the POTUS arrives in a foreign country.

Almost everywhere I look, it makes me sick to my stomach to see what is happening to our country.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: InvestiGator, 3/25/2014 11:54:03 PM     (No. 9784379)

Despite movie portrayals, USSS work is repetitive and boring. Its culture has included heavy drinking for decades.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/25/2014 11:54:39 PM     (No. 9784380)

Apparently Obama is appointing the head of the secret service.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 3/25/2014 11:55:46 PM     (No. 9784381)

Only the finest and best for "our" president...if you can find a few willing. What has happened to all those brave dedicated men and women in that group?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Subal, 3/26/2014 12:01:39 AM     (No. 9784384)

The serpent is rotting from the head down.

I wonder how 0´bummer is sleeping knowing that a bunch of drunks and hooker chasers are protecting him?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Subal, 3/26/2014 12:10:12 AM     (No. 9784387)

Can you imagine the explosion if this had happened on "W´s" watch?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/26/2014 12:12:00 AM     (No. 9784389)

I am with #11. There were mistakes made with SS procedures way back when President Bush came terribly close to being hit with a shoe twice. It should never have happened. All through the federal government we have let standards slip. When nobody can be fired or EVER lose a generous pension no matter what, what do we expect???

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Reply 18 - Posted by: The Advocate, 3/26/2014 1:15:45 AM     (No. 9784406)

Don´t blame the SS agents.
The fault lies with the people like Soros , Feinstein, Peloai and Reid who put this fraud in the WH.
SS agents are patriots.
They will take a billet for an American POTUS- but they should not be asked to take a bullet for a traitor and a fraud.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 3/26/2014 2:55:27 AM     (No. 9784442)

That reminds me, its time for a beer.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 3/26/2014 3:23:34 AM     (No. 9784451)

This is the second time in five years that agents have been sent home for bad behavior just before zero’s arrival in a foreign country.

I won’t debate the argument that SS agents drink, but prior to this administration there were no reports of drinking and skirt chasing while they were on duty or out of country. This is the Washington Post reporting it, and I’m sure if Bush had the same problems with his staff’s performance, it would have been on front pages for weeks. (However, during Slick Willie’s reign, they would have just been bonding with the Prez). I find that you receive the respect that you command, and I don’t think patriotic Americans respect this POTUS.

I think it could be disillusionment caused by their insider’s view of this government clashing with the higher ideals they envisioned. History has an abundance of good people disheartened by serving a just cause only to discover that it was just a scam.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: steveW, 3/26/2014 3:39:29 AM     (No. 9784458)

For some odd reason, it seems to be hard to find reliable men of integrity who want to give their lives to protect the worst president and biggest liar in American history. For some odd reason.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/26/2014 4:19:22 AM     (No. 9784466)

Too funny. Even the SS has contempt for the putz.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: strike3, 3/26/2014 7:16:32 AM     (No. 9784567)

Take a bullet? I wouldn´t even block the sunshine from hitting that incompetent fraud.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: MMC, 3/26/2014 7:27:01 AM     (No. 9784586)

What if these 3 agents saw something they weren´t supposed to see? What if these 3 agents were too Conservative?
Maybe Obama is building his own detail ?

Book writers unite! A thriller plot has been hatched!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nevernaught, 3/26/2014 8:11:35 AM     (No. 9784649)

Not to worry, Obama landed in Belgium with an entourage of 900 people and 45 armored vehicles. Those three being sent home means there are still 897 boozing people left.

Meanwhile some serious business. In the news today, Russia captured 51 Ukrainian naval ships. Which side of this mess do you think is serious. As an aside the Mooch is still in China complaining about Black slavery to Communists while Mother Robinson is whipping and abusing Chinese servants.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rinktum, 3/26/2014 8:15:55 AM     (No. 9784658)

To clean up the mess and corruption that has been a hallmark of this administration is going to take a gargantuan feat. The rot that has touched every department, agency, and office must be cut out. The stories that are surfacing about the secret service are especially troubling. The honor and commitment of excellence that they have set for themselves is collapsing on the world stage. Their reputation has been above reproach until this administration. Every good and honorable thing in this country is being destroyed. Whether this has been an ongoing problem for the secret service or not, after the incident in Columbia, this should never have happened again. Evidently this is an endemic problem that should have been addressed and was not. It is time for heads to roll.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/26/2014 8:48:44 AM     (No. 9784709)

Probably just a convenient excuse for Obama to send for his personal "bodyman," Reggie Love.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 3/26/2014 8:52:04 AM     (No. 9784718)

BHO sent them home because of poor judgment. They got drunk instead of stoned. Everyone knows you get stoned in Holland. BHO can´t stand such lapse in judgment... he has his standards.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 3/26/2014 9:19:04 AM     (No. 9784762)

Don´t expect any outrage from us. We´d be drinking too!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: peterfleming, 3/26/2014 9:19:26 AM     (No. 9784764)

Respectfully, they showed disrespect BEFORE he arrived, causing no danger, and announcing to world. That this current officeholder is violating all the rules of the Office of President.

Think of it as an act of whistleblowing, an act of patriotic conscience. One more tradition shattering act to remind us of this foul, law breaking person.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: coldborezero, 3/26/2014 9:24:52 AM     (No. 9784770)

Staff wrote:"Golly, hope the president is safe."

I don´t.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: pineledger, 3/26/2014 10:04:10 AM     (No. 9784816)

Ditto, 2.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/26/2014 10:15:23 AM     (No. 9784830)

I suspect that Obama´s secret service agents are hired on their ability to procure the drugs Obama needs and uses on the golf course, and anywhere else he can while keeping silent about it, despite being officers of the law.
That caliber of person is not tip-top. Obama is surrounded by incompetents of his own choosing.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 3/26/2014 10:18:55 AM     (No. 9784834)

I can see what prompted their actions and I sympathize with them.
Obama with his traveling road show, teleprompter reading droning voice has turned me into an alcoholic, racist.
Probably after he runs through all the SS agents and puts them all on leave he´ll have to turn to civilians like retired basketball stars. His entourage will be Shaquel O´Neil, Charles Barkley and others.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Blonde Patriot, 3/26/2014 11:27:10 AM     (No. 9784931)

Where is the head of Treasury in all of this? It is the Treasury department that is the agency to guard the President via the Secret Service. The lead of the SS should be called on the carpet and fired for her inability to hold her agents accountable from Cartegna to this latest incident.

This is inexcusable. Is anyone in Congress going to pursu this for answers?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 3/26/2014 11:54:45 AM     (No. 9784976)

My last protection detail before I retired was Obama. In all my years of protecting Presidents and world leaders, I never saw any wrong doing by any member of the USSS.

Believe it or not, the President has a say in who is on his regular detail.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Felixcat, 3/26/2014 11:55:24 AM     (No. 9784978)

I´m going to take a different approach to this issue. First, as sworn federal law enforcement officers just like FBI agents, Border Patrol agents, etc - they have a sworn duty to act professional prety much all the time, but of course, among the federal law enforcement agencies, the USSS sometimes thinks they´re special because they protect the President. Quite frankly, I have more respect for the lone Border Patrol agent on the Southwest border than these teams of agents working in the most controlled of environments.

Second, I really think the protection efforts for any current or former US President and his family is overdone. We have an order of succession if anything happens to the President; be it assassination or illness. And the country has survived several asssasinations of its Presidents. Yes, there should be protection of the President but these huge garagutaun details are ridiculous.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: jerseygal, 3/26/2014 12:06:23 PM     (No. 9785008)

No matter how I feel about the current occupant of the White House, this is just inexcusable.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Arby, 3/26/2014 12:22:40 PM     (No. 9785049)

If I had to guard him I´d avoid the alcohol middleman and just shoot myself.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/26/2014 1:34:38 PM     (No. 9785210)

BUT if they were smoking DOPE that´s OK?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 3/26/2014 1:35:49 PM     (No. 9785215)

Naw, it´s just one of the SS told him what he could do with those golf clubs-

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Reply 42 - Posted by: pensom2, 3/26/2014 3:30:53 PM     (No. 9785432)

The SS agents witness the most personal misbehaviors of the first family and are the brunt of the disrespectful and racist treatment inflicted by the first family. If the POTUS has no respect for his personal protection detail, it´s no surprise that they lose respect for their assignment.

That´s just an explanation, not an excuse.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Ida lil, 3/26/2014 4:07:12 PM     (No. 9785504)

Barry probably did pick his allowed agents then filled the service with his private army under the department label to cover the cost--the result party time while the real SS protection is left in DC.
However since the the Treasury Sec. under Obe has been /probably still is a tax dodger there is no controling authority.
Even Bill did not have more than 3 to 4 agents on duty based on 8 hour shifts.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 3/26/2014 4:14:53 PM     (No. 9785517)

The Obmama Regime has pushed incompetence and malfeasance to the highest possible levels, while driving down expectations for job performance.
Is it any wonder when he is shown riding around in his armored Beast.. He is "low riding" and invisible . He knows a big ego is no protection from that opportunity ´with his name on it". Just sayin´

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ArtieC, 3/26/2014 4:27:31 PM     (No. 9785540)

Well, if I had to take one for Obama, I guess I´d drink too.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: gone2pot, 3/26/2014 5:00:14 PM     (No. 9785595)

Well, yeah that´s the story the White House wants you to read from Netherlands to change the REAL subject and make sure you don´t see THIS that just happened at the same time in Europe:


Even a Rio Lindan can see how we´re being played every single day.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/26/2014 6:04:20 PM     (No. 9785688)

Dan Bongino got out of the SS - honorably - the pressure on those guys is enormous. I must say the massive entourage wherever Obama goes invites disrespect for this overinflated narcissist.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Bighambone, 3/26/2014 8:42:40 PM     (No. 9785897)

Well Obama placed a woman at the head of the US Secret Service with orders to get all wild agents back under control. That does not appear to have worked out.

On NBC News tonight they said that the agent in charge sent three agents back to the USA where they would face discipline but would not be fired.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: xcenturion, 3/26/2014 10:58:24 PM     (No. 9786034)

I have to cut these Secret Service agents some slack. If you where assigned to Obama´s detail, you´d probably drink too!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/27/2014 12:59:24 AM     (No. 9786133)

#36, I wish they all were as honorable as you evidently were in the performance of your duties.

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Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/16/2014 11:55:14 AM     Post Reply
In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide. Francis proclaimed, “Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.” Emmer McCarthy for Vatican Radio said Francis expressed his concern for “the tens of thousands of

Mrs. Obama Declares
War on Chick-fil-A

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Townhall, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 12:55:08 PM     Post Reply
The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed to buy Chick-fil-A

Lie at Heart of “Immigration
Reform” Exposed

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Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/15/2014 12:11:48 AM     Post Reply
“Trust” is for Con Men: The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current “comprehensive” immigration reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security. The

The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America
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Rolling Stone, by Kristen Gwynne    Original Article
Posted By: scottc- 7/15/2014 11:46:15 AM     Post Reply
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
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Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that

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