As the situation in Egypt escalates, a source with very close ties to the Egyptian government tells Breitbart News that the country is preparing to send a diplomatic mission to Russia. While the Obama Administration sends conflicting messages about the conflict, Russia, China and Saudi Arabia have issued strong statements in support of the government´s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. America´s influence in the region is waning. "They´re terrorists," the source told Breitbart News in reference to people protesting in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
I recently spoke to a football player who found himself within Michael Jackson’s orbit when the star shined like a supernova during the 1980s. His sweet tooth needing a sugar fix late one night, the athlete was directed to a giant room at Neverland that appeared as a candy store of the type one occasionally stumbles upon in shopping malls but never in homes. Inside, the King of Pop housed a life-sized bubble-gum statue of himself. Michael Jackson was made of soft stuff. A child may dream of Willie Wonka-style accommodations. No adult does. Whatever judgment the court issues in Jackson v. AEG,
We know of only two certainties within the White House timeline during the night of 9/11/12: 1. That both Obama and Biden were on the phone with Benjamin Netanyahu between 6:30 and 7:28pm DC time. 2. That President Obama and Hillary Clinton talked around 10:00pm DC time about the event. That’s it. The time between the call with Netanyahu ending at 7:30pm (1:30am Benghazi) and Hillary at 10:00pm (4am Benghazi), is a void. What happens after 10:00pm DC time is also a void. Sharyl Attkisson, the only journalist with any intellectual credibility on the issue, has been trying to use FOIA requests to find
There has been heavy gunfire at a mosque in Egypt´s capital, Cairo, during a stand-off with barricaded Muslim Brotherhood supporters.* Dozens have refused to leave the al-Fath mosque, fearing for their safety. TV images showed shots being exchanged between a gunman in the main minaret and security forces on the ground. Meanwhile the interim PM has proposed legally dissolving the Brotherhood, which is demanding the reinstatement of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi. The Brotherhood is technically a banned organisation anyway - it was officially dissolved by Egypt´s military rulers in 1954 - but it recently registered itself as a non-governmental organisation. Staff has repaired headline.
“It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.” – Thomas Sowell Austerity has not worked well in the EU if you ask Keynesian economists and supporters; they will tell you that austerity does not work, citing the EU experience. Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, and the U.K. governments claimed that austerity measures resulted in stratospheric unemployment rates and slow economic growth. Jeffrey Dorfman, using data from Eurostat, the official statistics agency of the European Union, and calculating government spending in
Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham should take lessons in courage from Egyptian defense minister Col. Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who has vowed to rebuild Coptic Churches destroyed by the Muslim Brotherhood. Not only is the courageous El-Sisi vowing to rebuild Muslim Brotherhood-destroyed Coptic Churches, but his order aims to have them rebuilt ASAP, according to the Mid-East Christian News. “The Egyptian defense minister ordered the engineering department of the armed forces to swiftly repair all the affected churches,in recognition of the historical and national role played by our Coptic brothers,”
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - In a lawsuit which alleges workers at a Lufkin Planned Parenthood clinic frauded Medicaid for millions of dollars over a six year-period, the company has agreed to pay $4.3 million to the government as part of a settlement. Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast will also pay a whistleblower $1,247,000. The whistleblower, Karen Reynolds, worked at the Lufkin clinic from 1999 to 2009 and, according to the complaint filed by her attorney Mike Love, was fired for refusing to help cover up the company´s liability for the distribution of pharmaceuticals to a patient by an unauthorized employee. The complaint alleges PPGC billed
Hi, I´m Shelley Moore Capito, and I represent West Virginia’s Second Congressional District. Last month, members of both parties came together in the House to pass legislation delaying the individual mandate in the president’s health care law. Because you and your family deserve the same relief the president gave to big businesses by delaying the employer mandate — it’s only fair. Actually, it’s more than fair when you look at how this law is already raising costs, hurting jobs and reducing access to the plans and the doctors you like.
The brother of a Ayman al-Zawahri, the veteran terrorist leader of al-Qaeda has been arrested according to Egyptian security forces. A security official said that Mohammed al-Zawahri, leader of the ultraconservative Jihadi Salafist group, was detained at a checkpoint in Giza, the city across the Nile from Cairo. Ayman al-Zawahri is credited by many as having been the ´operational brains´ behind the 9/11 suicide attacks on the U.S. and to have approved the co-ordinated bombings on London’s transport system in in 2005 that left 52 innocent people dead. Mohammed Al-Zawahri´s group espouses a hard-line ideology but was not clandestine prior to Egypt´s July
Hi, everybody. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been visiting with Americans across the country to talk about what we need to do to secure a better bargain for the middle class. We need to rebuild an economy that rewards hard work and responsibility; an economy built firmly on the cornerstones of middle-class life. Good jobs. A good education. A home of your own. A secure retirement. And quality, affordable health care that’s there when you need it. Right now, we’re well on our way to fully implementing the Affordable Care Act.
The escalting war between MSNBC’s Al Sharpton and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly took an unexpected turn last night when O’Reilly revealed that he had donated $25,000 to Sharpton’s charity to help pay for Christmas gifts and dinner for underprivileged families in Harlem. Earlier today, Sharpton offered some choice words for O’Reilly in an interview, but this afternoon on his show he really let the Fox host have it. Sharpton pointed that like O’Reilly, he never mentioned the donation until now. “Bill doesn’t realize it, but this story actually reveals what kind of person he is… Bill gave that money privately
Oprah Winfrey has always been able to read her audience keenly. I have to wonder if she now is targeting a different audience, because she always seems to have a purpose. She became rich convincing middle class women she could be a next door neighbor they could share their lives with and to go for advice. She carefully cultivated this empathetic, everywoman, middle brow image. She was said to be drawn to the gathering of other successful blacks at Chicago´s Trinity Methodist Church but quickly realized the Rev. Wright rhetoric would turn off her audience and stopped attending.
Fox TV Studios has pulled out of talks to produce a 4-hour-long NBC miniseries about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The two sides had previously been in contact over producing Hillary, starring Diane Lane as the eponymous politician. But Deadline reported this afternoon that “with the two sides far apart, and were never able to bridge the gap on the deal terms.” “The economics of TV movies and miniseries are challenging, which is why very few production companies take on such programs these days,” explained Deadline. “That includes NBC’s own studio, Universal TV, which would not produce NBC’s longform projects, including
Egypt´s security forces have entered a mosque in Cairo where around 1,000 Islamists spent the night barricaded inside. Around 1,000 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were said to be holed up overnight in the al-Fath mosque, just off Ramses Square, which had been used as a field hospital during Friday´s bloodshed. At least 72 people were killed on Friday in what the Muslim Brotherhood called a "Day of Rage"- ignited by anger at security forces for clearing two sit-in demonstrations earlier in the week, leaving hundreds dead. The Brotherhood stated on Saturday that one of the sons of Brotherhood General Guide Mohammed
So you voted for Barack Obama bank in 2008, and perhaps you helped to re-elect him in 2012. How´s that working out for you? Chances are, not well. Indeed, the evidence is overwhelming that those who most supported Obama have fared the worst under his policies. This, in turn, raises the question as to why these people would vote for someone who has economically been such as failure. The answers to that question are troubling indeed. Rewind to the 2012 elections
WASHINGTON — Most nations, including many close allies of the United States, require up to a week’s notice before American warplanes are allowed to cross their territory. Not Egypt, which offers near-automatic approval for military overflights, to resupply the war effort in Afghanistan or to carry out counterterrorism operations in the Middle East, Southwest Asia or the Horn of Africa. Losing that route could significantly increase flight times to the region. American warships are also allowed to cut to the front of the line through the Suez Canal in times of crisis, even when oil tankers are stacked up like cars on Link repaired and text added by Staff.
Before he married his wife, former Congressman Anthony Weiner had a previously undisclosed relationship with an on-again-off-again congressional and campaign aide nearly two decades his junior. In pushing back against the publication of this story, the spokeswoman for his current mayoral campaign, Barbara Morgan, phoned The New York Observer‘s editor in chief. Partially confirming the relationship, she said the two “had a personal relationship.” (At that point, Ms. Morgan stopped mid-sentence to request the conversation be continued off the record.) In a cease-and-desist letter sent to The New York Observer today, an attorney for the woman said his client, Dolev Azaria, “vehemently
Barack Obama is off on yet another vacation – his third this year and fifteenth since taking office. And while Obama vacations, the American people are forced to cut back as he, his family, and his cronies are living like royalty on the taxpayers’ tab. With unemployment at 7.4 percent and the economy failing to create enough jobs to keep up with population growth, most Americans cannot even afford a night out – let alone a luxurious Obama-type vacation in what Politico calls “the playgrounds of the rich and famous.” According to a recent Reuters poll, 81 percent of Americans said
Mideast: Christians in Egypt are again the target of Islamist Muslim Brotherhood supporters using the new violence as a cover for ongoing persecution. If Christians were burning mosques, the world would be outraged.Amid the raging violence in Egypt, a less-publicized war is being waged against Egypt´s long-persecuted Coptic Christians, this time using the excuse that they were somehow involved in the military´s ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood´s Mohammed Morsi from power. Coptic Christians comprise up to 10% of Egypt´s 84 million people.Ishaq Ibrahim from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
Last month a Texas state senator shot to fame filibustering a draconian GOP-sponsored bill that would have severely hindered abortion rights in the state by closing some clinics and outlawing certain procedures. She did it in pink running shoes before changing into Reed Krakoff pumps for a Vogue photo shoot about the filibuster. That senator was of course Wendy Davis, and the description above is how reporters in the liberal media framed Davis’s 11-hour standoff against the Republican majority of the Texas legislature. The majority of Americans, even those who otherwise identify as pro-choice, were uncomfortable with the “rights” that Davis
What is privacy? Why should we want to hold onto it? Why is it important, necessary, precious? Is it just some prissy relic of the pretechnological past? We talk about this now because of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency revelations, and new fears that we are operating, all of us, within what has become or is becoming a massive surveillance state. They log your calls here, they can listen in, they can read your emails. They keep the data in mammoth machines that contain a huge collection of information about you and yours. This of course is in pursuit of a
Bill and Hillary Clinton never fail to confound Americans. Their political and public service accomplishments often appear diminished by the stumbles in their private lives, real or imagined. No holder of high office, obviously, is ever judged simply for policy initiatives, and that seems especially true of the Clintons. As Hillary Clinton positions herself for a likely 2016 run for president, the scrutiny she will endure extends, inevitably, to her husband. Journalists and critics on the right will probably have to mine new material, however. What happened in Arkansas and the Oval Office have been more topically tortured than Benghazi. Fortunately, for
The federal government has withheld more than $500 million in funding to local California transportation agencies since January and could withhold $1.6 billion for the year as the result of a complaint filed by transit union members, losses that could cost the state tens of thousands of jobs. The U.S. Labor Department has forced the state to sit down with transit unions several times since California Gov. Jerry Brown passed modest retirement reforms in October 2012 to address a dire pension shortfall. California has less than half the money needed to cover the $520 billion retirement costs, according to some estimates. The
As Egypt began to implode, yet again, John Kerry inadvertently stumbled into something a lot closer to the truth than the delusional “Arab Spring” narrative that has guided Obama-administration policy. The secretary of state, tied in knots by congressional foolishness that mandates terminating U.S. aid when a foreign government is ousted by a coup d’état, rationalized that, quite contrary to a coup, the Egyptian military’s ejection of President Mohamed Morsi was an exercise in “restoring democracy.” None of this was quite right, although that is to be expected. After all, the C-word on Kerry’s mind was not “coherence”; he was struggling
A year and a half ago, a news story exploded out of Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman, an armed, 28-year-old man of mixed white and Hispanic ancestry, followed and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American. The tragic episode was touched off because Zimmerman, out on neighborhood watch patrol, found Martin to be suspicious as he walked home from a store wearing a sweat shirt with a hood. As the days and months unfolded and more details emerged, the national media ran with the story, and along the way something became quite apparent to me. As captivating as this story was,
After the apocalypse, this is where Scientologists will land their spaceship as they return home to Earth. It’s called Trementina base, in a remote stretch of the New Mexico desert. Its main building is described as an “alien space cathedral” that sits on the side of a mountain near secret tunnels and underground vaults that guard the written works of Scientology’s founder. Photos taken by a helicopter on a recent flyover revealed one of the closest public looks at the compound since it was built in the 1980s by a Church of Scientology branch, the Church of Technology.