The Washington Examiner is reporting that Obama "apparently" did not know about the extent of the violence in Egypt until National Security Adviser Susan Rice informed him of it on August 15. CNN´s Jack Tapper reported that the violence that has filled world news outlets for two days and has resulted in hundreds of deaths is just now reaching the president via the individual who infamously blamed Benghazi on a YouTube video. On August 15 Tapper wrote: This morning, the president had a phone call, a principals meeting with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and
President Obama has tried to defend his health care plan lately by criticizing Republicans for trying to roll back ObamaCare without offering any alternatives -- despite the fact that Republicans have offered several. In a White House news conference a week ago, the president said: "They used to say, ´well, we´re going to replace it with something better.´ There´s not even a pretense now that they´re going to replace it with something better." Moments later, Obama elaborated, saying "they used to say they had a replacement. That never actually arrived, right? I mean, I´ve been hearing about this whole replacement thing for
The 2016 Republican presidential debates are winners thanks to the Republican National Committee asserting control over them, National Review Editor Rich Lowry declared tonight. Appearing on Special Report, Lowry argued that the Republican National Committee has made it clear it would take more control over the debate process. Last election, there were “too many debates moderated by too many people who wanted to make the Republican Party look bad,” Lowry said.
The Senate’s most senior lawmaker said Friday that the intelligence community is still not being truthful about its snooping activities and how they may be picking up communications from Americans, and vowed to hold hearings when Congress returns from its summer vacation. “The American people rely on the intelligence community to provide forthright and complete information so that Congress and the courts can properly conduct oversight,” Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, said. “I remain concerned that we are still not getting straightforward answers from the NSA.”
There´s a certain page on Facebook people of faith do not “like.” Created in February, the “Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted” Facebook page originally included this controversial description, presumably speaking from Mary’s perspective: I´m here to explain what really happened in biblical times, since the bible is full of lies. My rapist´s offspring has destroyed the planet and brainwashed millions. Rage-quitting is for loose buttholes. Bible-believing Facebook users who are members of the group, “Catholics & Protestants Against FB Religious Discrimination” led the online fight to have the page taken down -- and succeeded. But, they didn’t have long to celebrate.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a first-term Republican who may run for president in 2016, said he will sign a bill easing access to medical marijuana for children as long as parents get three doctors’ notes. Christie, 50, sent the bill back to lawmakers for changes. The measure that passed the Democrat-controlled legislature in June would have lifted a requirement that parents get approval from three doctors before a child enters the program. He is seeking to keep that requirement in the law. “I am making common-sense recommendations to this legislation to ensure sick children receive the treatment their parents
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Dozens of undocumented students at Wake Technical Community College are pushing for changes to a policy that requires them to pay out-of-state tuition. The students are forced to pay the out-of-state fees, which are nearly four times the cost of in-state tuition, even if they graduated from a North Carolina high school and have been living in the state for some time. Five students were arrested at Thursday´s protest after repeated warnings to leave the campus. Wake Tech officials said the group didn´t file the proper paperwork to protest at the college. The five individuals, ranging in age from
Archaeologists who discovered the skeleton beneath a Leicester car park last year decided with backing from the Ministry of Justice that it should be reinterred in the city´s cathedral. But their plan met with a strong wave of opposition from groups based in Yorkshire who claimed that the Plantagenet King should be buried at York Minster instead. In a hearing on Thursday, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave gave the group, known as the Plantagenet Alliance, permission to launch a High Court challenge in what he described as an "unprecedented" case. But he added that he hoped the matter could be settled without
In 2008, the National Security Agency illicitly—if accidentally—intercepted a “large number” of phone calls from Washington, D.C. because an error confused Egypt’s country code—“20”—with, yes, “202.” That fact, one of many startling ones from Barton Gellman’s new blockbuster Washington Post story based on documents given to him by Edward Snowden, is so catchy and memorable that I almost worry about it. That is, I worry people will just think of that and fail to grasp that this was actually one of the more anodyne NSA abuses revealed by these newly disclosed top-secret documents,
RUSH: I´ve got people e-mailing me about Punkin, my cat, and I would not have been able to describe this or tell you about this any earlier than today literally without losing it, but we had to put Punkin to sleep a week ago. She was 16 years old, and the first cat that I´d ever had, and ended up being the best pet that I´ve ever had. I´d always thought that cats were these aloof creatures that couldn´t care less if you were around or not. And to strangers and so forth, they might be. But when a cat
Media Bias: Rodeo clowns constitute a real crisis in media eyes, while deaths from the administration´s gun-running operation to Mexican drug cartels are ignored as three more guns show up at crime scenes in Mexico. The media have had a field day with a single, supposedly racist rodeo clown. But somehow, with few exceptions, mainstream media ignore the far-more-dangerous clowns in the Obama administration — those whose incompetence in the Fast and Furious scandal has led to human tragedy and deaths. One exception is the relentless Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News, who reported Wednesday that three more weapons from Fast and Furious,
You´d think by the policies they promote and the candidates they support that progressives would have a better sense of humor. Rodeo clowns have been making fun of presidents for decades. Has everyone forgotten the incident at a Philadelphia rodeo in 1994, where a clown used a dummy with a George H.W. Bush mask to taunt a bull that subsequently impaled the dummy and sent the mask flying? No one was fired. But now, the screaming has begun from the progressive lynch mob over a rodeo clown in Missouri doing the same thing wearing an Obama mask. These incidents may be in
Leadership: President Obama´s approval numbers are now hitting record lows, yet his critics are often written off as simple-minded "Obama haters." It doesn´t wash. The problem is a pattern of presidential lawlessness. Last time we checked, the Constitution requires the president to "faithfully execute the law." That´s no editorial opinion, but Article 2, Section 3, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, which states that "(The President) shall take care that the Laws be faithfully executed." Our founders conceived and established in that document three co-equal branches of government to preserve our individual liberty and restrain the unlimited power of government. But this
A spokesman for Hillary Clinton fired back Friday at what it called the “brazen deceit” of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who earlier in the day said the former secretary of State shouted at lawmakers and deliberately lied to them in a private meeting about last year´s deadly strike on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. Nick Merrill, a Clinton aide, provided the following statement to The Hill on the condition that it be run in its entirety. “Here are the facts: on September 20th, 2012, nine days after the attack - not two as he falsely stated - Secretary
CNN anchor Jake Tapper called out State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki for dodging his question about whether the Egyptian military was using U.S.-supplied weapons to kill citizens during the recent crisis there, saying he didn’t want to waste the viewers’ time. During an interview on The Lead, Psaki repeated her talking points that the violence was “deplorable” and the administration was reviewing the situation day by day, but she would not answer the question, despite Tapper’s follow-up for a direct response. TAPPER: The U.S. has provided tens of billions in aid to the Egyptian military over the years, mostly in the form
After delivering a number of “economic growth” speeches this summer, President Obama has failed to inspire any confidence, falling all the way back to square one in a recent Gallup poll. Actually, make that less than square one. Gallup reported that Mr. Obama’s approval rating on the economy has sunk to 35% in August from 42% in early June. Why should we be surprised? The actual economy shows real GDP falling well below 2%. This so-called recovery remains the worst in modern history dating back to 1947. As far as solutions go, Mr. Obama keeps giving us the same old,
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Four people injured in two separate bear attacks in and near Yellowstone National Park on the same day were able to escape with relatively minor injuries. None remained hospitalized Friday. In Yellowstone, officials decided not to pursue a grizzly that attacked two hikers on a trail near Canyon Village Thursday in the north-central portion of the park. The sow grizzly attacked after the hikers came across its young cub born the previous winter, according to park spokesman Al Nash. "This bear by all accounts was acting on instinct, defending its cub. That is natural and normal behavior
Citing unidentified sources, the CBS news show said the leak occurred in February, days after the Miami New Times published documents implicating the Yankees star in the Biogenesis investigation. NEW YORK - Members of Alex Rodriguez´s inner circle obtained and leaked documents that implicated Ryan Braun and other players in using performance-enhancing drugs, "60 Minutes" reported Friday. In the Miami New Times documents, the names of Braun and one of Rodriguez´s teammates, catcher Francisco Cervelli, are redacted. "60 Minutes" reports that members of Rodriguez´s camp obtained unredacted versions and leaked them to Yahoo! Sports.
Does New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie represent the future of the Republican Party? At the Republican National Committee’s summer meeting in South Boston, many GOP operatives are hailing him as the party’s savior. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus vows that the GOP will become a national force again — including being competitive in liberal New England. For many establishment Republicans, Mr. Christie holds the key to unlocking the Democrats’ iron grip on the Northeast. He is articulate, aggressive and charismatic. More importantly, polls show that the Republican is heading toward a landslide re-election later this year. His appeal cuts across the
Letters from Hannah Anderson were among items seized by authorities in a search of kidnap and murder suspect James DiMaggio´s San Diego County property, warrants revealed, along with duct tape, handcuff boxes and other materials. Also taken from DiMaggio’s property were empty boxes of camping gear and ammunition, a Yosemite camping printout, incendiary devices, "arson wire," model rocket containers, cut electrical cords and two used condoms, the documents said. The search warrants did not detail what the letters -- or another handwritten note -- said.
Posh New York hotel workers apparently don’t watch the number one rated nonfiction cable television show of all time. Jase Robertson of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” in New York to promote the show with fellow cast members, recounted Wednesday on “Live with Kelly and Michael” how he was mistaken for a homeless man and kicked out of his hotel. “The first thing that happened to me at the hotel was I got escorted out,” Mr. Robertson said, telling the hosts that it might have been a case of “facial profiling.” “I asked where the bathroom was and he said,
Its existence has been a badly kept secret for decades and it has fuelled the imaginations of conspiracy theorists and UFO hunters around the world. Now the existence of Area 51 has been officially acknowledged by the Central Intelligence Agency and its exact location revealed in Nevada. Documents released by the CIA also reveal that there really have been some strange occurrences at the secret airbase – however, they are not quite as exciting as UFO hunters would like.
AUSTIN — A San Antonio senior judge confirmed Thursday that he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate possible charges of abuse of office and coercion against Gov. Rick Perry. Judge Robert “Bert” Richardson said he expected to select someone early next week, at which time “an order will be prepared and filed with the court.” The investigation stems from the governor’s veto of $3.7 million in annual funding for Travis County’s Public Integrity Unit, which oversees public corruption and malfeasance complaints. Perry acknowledged that he told Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, a Democrat, he would cut off the
RUSH: We´ll start here in my adopted hometown, Sacramento, California. It´s Robbie. Great to have you. Hi. CALLER: Hi, Rush. Last week you were talking about why my generation doesn´t have hope. I´ve been thinking a lot about that, and it struck me that for thousands of years of human history, for almost all the history of the United States, human beings have understood that we have a choice about how our lives are gonna play out, and we have a way to overcome our backgrounds, if we come out of a rough background. But a movement has been mounting. You´ve talked
Four months after the second bomb at the Boston Marathon killed their youngest son and severed their daughter’s left leg, the Richard family is doing its best to overcome the devastation of that day and resume a normal life. In their first public statement since May, Bill and Denise Richard said Thursday that they have returned to their Dorchester home after months spent at local hospitals and are coping as well as they can with the loss of their 8-year-old son, Martin. “While we have made progress with our physical injuries, the emotional pain seems every bit as new as
RUSH: Yes. The Drive-By Media today is apoplectic. All the news that´s going on out there, and the Drive-Bys are beside themselves that I might actually moderate a presidential debate. And do you know why they´re worried about it? The NBC political reporter Mike O´Brien gave it up. They´re worried that I might end up picking the Republican nominee and not them. That´s what bothers them. I mean, get this. H.R., he gets on the train on the way in to work today and he goes into his favorite coffee shop. It´s not a Starbucks, is it? (interruption) It´s a local