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Petraeus’ ‘other woman’ reportedly
a married mother of two, under
FBI investigation

Daily Caller, by Caroline May

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/9/2012 8:30:40 PM

The woman with whom former CIA Director David Petraeus had an affair has been identified as Paula Broadwell, the co-author of a recent biography about the retired four-star general. Broadwell is currently under FBI investigation for improperly trying to access Petraeus’ emails and possibly gaining access to classified information, NBC News reported Friday, the same day Petraeus resigned from his post as director of the top U.S. intelligence agency. He cited the extramarital affair as his reason for stepping down. Holly Petraeus, the general’s wife, is employed in the Obama administration’s

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0bamaNation doing anything to subvert complete testimony of Benghazi murder investigation next week. But, being former head of CIA, what can one believe that Petraeus would say would be true?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: RIsailor, 11/9/2012 8:37:30 PM     (No. 9003938)

John Batchelor on Kudlow tonight said his sources tell him that Obama and company threatened to expose the affair if Petraeus would not stick to the "video" story on his next congress appearance next week. Petraeus refused and resigned. Look for the general to come clean to the committee.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/9/2012 8:40:34 PM     (No. 9003945)

FTA: she met Petraeus in 2006 at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government when she was a student there. He offered to help her after she told him about her research interests.

How long was this going on?


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 11/9/2012 8:46:10 PM     (No. 9003960)

The name of her book is "All In". I guess she would know.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: CEP, 11/9/2012 8:48:00 PM     (No. 9003962)

What they did to their families.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/9/2012 8:49:44 PM     (No. 9003968)

Holly P in Zippy's admin? Don't these people know about COI?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Donna M, 11/9/2012 9:30:06 PM     (No. 9004047)

Holly P. worked for Elizabeth Warren. Maybe they had some political differences...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/9/2012 9:55:13 PM     (No. 9004088)

What's the big deal? BJ Clinton showed the nation that nothing is wrong with lying about sex. 0bozo has shown the nation that it's OK to lie about anything and everything.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 11/9/2012 10:05:11 PM     (No. 9004103)

I agree that the Obama regime held this affair over Petraeus' head in order for him to toe the line over this scandal. I just think they might have underestimated him. Do you wonder how he felt watching so many military ballots never delivered and votes not counted by the men and women who served under him? Just wondering if this regime's total disdain for this country and its military might have helped him come clean on his own.
If it was my husband of 37 years and I loved him, I would have told him to own this affair, come clean on your own terms and then go before the House as a civilian who no longer works for the regime.
I could be fantasizing, but I think a lot of people are fed up with the Obama machine.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/9/2012 10:10:01 PM     (No. 9004112)

What a tramp. And if you google her, all her pictures of the come-hither variety. She was on the make, selling her looks, turned on by the presence of power, stalking her guy, no better than Monica Lewinsky. Her last tweet, dated Nov. 5, showed that she was still mooning about her illicit boyfriend as late as this week.

She sold herself to the public, and Jon Stewart as this serious scholar as she was thrusting her boobs out in her halter tops. Stewart believed her, and the public never suspected just-how-well she knew Petraeus and wasn't revealing that little conflict of interest to her reading public and all the think tanks that supported her and propped her up as a serious scholar. Pardon me if I am more disgusted with her than him. Journalistic ethics are on the line and she broke them - and tried to go snooping into his email.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: reddfroge, 11/9/2012 10:17:25 PM     (No. 9004119)

just another 'head fake' from the real issue, make no mistake.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 11/9/2012 10:45:02 PM     (No. 9004166)

The only people I feel for in this is her two little boys

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mercedesops, 11/9/2012 11:08:52 PM     (No. 9004197)

She is also a Major in the US Army Reserve which puts her in jeopardy of charges for violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice for adultery and Conduct Unbecoming and Officer. At the very least she will not make O-5.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/9/2012 11:24:49 PM     (No. 9004231)

10 bucks says this broad voted with her lady parts. She apparently was using them for everything else in life. Too bad for her kids to have to grow up knowing mommy is a whore. Standard values for the Boston-beltway corridor.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 11/10/2012 2:28:13 AM     (No. 9004386)

Putin

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Really?, 11/10/2012 6:33:44 AM     (No. 9004515)

I have been wondering about that possibility #1. Prior to all of this being revealed, I also have been wondering why Petraeus seemed to be covering for the administration.

Very interesting with LOTS of possibilities. Like a novel......"The Petraeus Testimony"......can´t wait to read it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/10/2012 6:35:17 AM     (No. 9004518)

I hope you´re right, #1.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bulldog65, 11/10/2012 6:51:24 AM     (No. 9004537)

#10, Journalistic Ethics???? You have to be kidding me. In this day and age, no such think exists anymore.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: beca, 11/10/2012 7:17:50 AM     (No. 9004584)

petraeus isnt going to testify and i just read clinton isnt either.....do these jokers think this is just a circus act...this is serious stuff...subpoena them or use them as a hostile witness...obama is always trying to be one step above the law....it is time he be held totally responsible.........TOTALLY

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Reply 19 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 11/10/2012 7:18:56 AM     (No. 9004586)

It is just me or could I be wrong? I mean, I do believe that the FBI reports to one each Eric Holder, no?

Me thinks there is A LOT MORE to this tale (did I spell that right?) A some level, I don´t think we know all the "history" (legend?) of Ms. Broadwell. And who picked that name? Ian Flemming?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ebgodard, 11/10/2012 7:20:18 AM     (No. 9004590)

The photo is of Broadwell in Petraeus´ office. How was she ever cleared to have such access? No one in the CIA is allowed to write books without a long vetting process of content. So many rules were broken by Petraeus that his own people must follow. He is an arrogant little man who deserves what he gets. He put our entire country and national security at risk and allowed himself to be blackmailed by this administration for months. God help us. Are there no good people left? Yes Romney. Look what happened to him..

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Reply 21 - Posted by: altoona, 11/10/2012 7:36:10 AM     (No. 9004617)

I second that, #21.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: cartcart, 11/10/2012 7:36:54 AM     (No. 9004620)

We already miss Romney.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/10/2012 7:46:33 AM     (No. 9004635)

Broadwell embedded to get "All In"...

Even Ian Fleming couldn´t make this stuff up. And I´d nominate her for being the first JILF.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Refried, 11/10/2012 7:46:39 AM     (No. 9004637)

Petraeus better watch his back! There is nothing that bunch of thugs in the WH won´t do to hold on to power!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: fed-up, 11/10/2012 8:04:56 AM     (No. 9004651)

#1 is right.. dont get side tracked with the affair and how awful she was or he was. I dont need to hear it. I want to know why the WH had this imformation, put the CIA at risk of whatever they can be at risk of.. and kept it quiet for MONTHS. They had this info before Sept 11th, and before any comments made by Petreaus about it. My thought is, he now has his reputation as a military man to come clean. Most will forgive an affair (as we all know), but few in government would forgive him covering for this disgraceful administration. We all know how the military think of both men.

I look for him to do what is right for the country.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/10/2012 8:12:05 AM     (No. 9004658)

He was being investigated by the FBI? Eric Holder´s FBI? Yes, of course.
.... First, I agree that the general had better watch his back, lest he commit suicide.
.... In addition, I hope he has written it all down, lest he commit suicide.

I also have to wonder if the girlfriend who betrayed him believed that she and her family would remain anonymous. Of course, it´s possible that her future is now so financially safe that a bit of scandal doesn´t matter.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: rplat, 11/10/2012 8:18:15 AM     (No. 9004674)

Petraeus has proven that he is a man of poor character and judgement and one should be very suspicious of anything he writes or speaks.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jackburton, 11/10/2012 8:28:38 AM     (No. 9004696)

This woman just voted her ´lady parts.´


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Reply 29 - Posted by: LZK, 11/10/2012 8:47:07 AM     (No. 9004747)

Exactly poster #1 -- I was thinking along those lines....

obama´s henchmen, i.e. iranian/jarret and axelgrease, told Petraeus they had the "goods" on him and would use it "if" he didn´t back up the story....

He was honorable -- in his resignation -- but not honorable in his betrayal of his poor wife.

jarret/axelgrease aren´t happy today. She lost her scape/goat. This reminds me of the time Kathleen Wiley was threatened with the loss of her cat "if" she didn´t lie about bubba clinton...

LZK

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/10/2012 8:59:59 AM     (No. 9004772)

I cannot understand why he would not be required to testify.
If anything, I would think he would insist on telling what he knows for loyalty to the men in service. Sex under a desk doesn´t necessarily put him in Clinton´s category, and he certainly doesn´t visit Chicago bath houses while married.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: lana720, 11/10/2012 9:09:50 AM     (No. 9004796)

This has nothing to do with sex - it has everything to do with power - Patraeus had it (Benghazi truth) over zippy and his band of thugs and they threatened him.

Isn´t it amazing how much research the MSM did in such a short period of time and still we have nothing public about zippy and his "affiliations."

Thanks for the lovely picture today! Nice respite.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: Labrador Heaven, 11/10/2012 9:11:04 AM     (No. 9004800)

From another thread I posted this on - this is extremely intriguing. Note the description of the "other man" and his job description:

The word is that the second letter in the column linked below is from Broadwell´s husband, showing knowledge of the affair. More interesting is the reply from "The Ethicist" column author. Intriguing. From July of this year:

(Go to second letter down, "My Wife´s Lover")

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/magazine/a-message-from-beyond.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0



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Reply 33 - Posted by: sadc, 11/10/2012 9:17:34 AM     (No. 9004815)

Can we all be done with giving the nod of approval and admiration to someone because they wrote a book. Big deal. Hitler wrote a big book, too.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 11/10/2012 9:30:14 AM     (No. 9004845)

Does anyone know if Broadwell was also writing a book on Chief Justice Roberts? Just asking.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: coldborezero, 11/10/2012 9:37:34 AM     (No. 9004865)

I´m with #24. I´d hit it. To all that are calling her a slut/tramp/whore: perhaps true; but she did not have the affair all by herself.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/10/2012 9:38:07 AM     (No. 9004868)

Now we understand why Valerie Jarrett insists on six Secret Service people protecting her.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: rplat, 11/10/2012 10:07:37 AM     (No. 9004949)

The potential for blackmail and exploitation was there and maybe that´s why he kept his mouth shut. Whatever the reason, the man is absolutely disgusting.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: rplat, 11/10/2012 10:12:08 AM     (No. 9004963)

"Reply 36 - Posted by: coldborezero, 11/10/2012 9:37:34 AM (No. 9004865)
I´m with #24. I´d hit it. To all that are calling her a slut/tramp/whore: perhaps true; but she did not have the affair all by herself."

Ok, he´s a whoremonger, cheater, and a man without honor or good character . . . but that doesn´t change what she is.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ebuilder, 11/10/2012 10:16:05 AM     (No. 9004971)

You may be overestimating Petreus. This is a modern general, and they can play for either team. He is not where he is, liberal Princeton grad and all, without being sympathetic to the cause. That cause included understanding and enforcing loser "rules of engagement." To be entrusted with the CIA, rather than DOD, where Petreus had access to state secrets, congressmen´s secrets, secrets about Obama´s sealed documents and lifestyle, and secrets about muslim influence in government, requires a particular kind of flexible left winger. Maybe he didn´t expect the depth of treason he uncovered. given. Maybe he wanted to run for President in 2016 as a republican, rather than take a VP spot from Obama. People are giving odds on whether we will have a country in two years. This can very easily be a small opera, long time in the planning just as the Arab Spring and Benghazi seem to be, all designed to ruin a few politicians and cover some craziness in the Lame Duck session.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: DoktorFranken, 11/10/2012 10:23:55 AM     (No. 9004987)

Petraeus and the ‘other woman’ did it under a desk?? Guess he´s qualified to work for the TSA.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: pomom, 11/10/2012 10:28:35 AM     (No. 9005003)

Makes me wonder which one of them came up with the title for his biography - ´´All In.´´ Wheeeee!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 11/10/2012 11:12:29 AM     (No. 9005110)

The fact that some in the media used to refer to him as Betrayus seems precient now, especially from his wife´s point of view.


Girl´s Hubby

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/10/2012 11:20:58 AM     (No. 9005129)

A Honey Trap snares the man who could bring down a Democrat president. Who knew?

I´m sending you my hernia repair bill, #42.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/10/2012 11:33:18 AM     (No. 9005165)

Monica Lewinsky was a very young intern, bedazzled by Bubba´s power and comehitherness.

This woman is a mature 40, in her own words "driven", and as ambitious as Petraeus. When she realized she had him, she used him and then tossed him.

Many of us have known women like this.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ConservativeYankee, 11/10/2012 11:47:56 AM     (No. 9005199)

I´d love to know when Holly Petraeus and family found out. Their daughter, Anne, was married just under a month ago and has posts and photos of her large, lovely wedding on her blog.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: bluehouse, 11/10/2012 11:53:56 AM     (No. 9005214)

I don´t see anything that speaks of character in Patraeus´ resigning now. Had he resigned before the election it would have had a profound impact. But instead he knowingly lied for Obama. He is now just another horndog.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: grampstosix, 11/10/2012 11:54:05 AM     (No. 9005216)

Another wrinkle to this story is that Paula Broadwell is also a West Point graduate.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/10/2012 12:30:49 PM     (No. 9005270)

33 Labrador Heaven...where did you first see this link to bring attention to the affair...

..that was from July of 2012...some time after the affair had stopped....so was this a blackmail reminder that Pertraeus need to cooperate or he would go down as a louse...Comply or else???

Was this to silence Pertraeus regarding the missile running taking place in Benghazi at the CIA safe house under cover of destroying the ruined weapons while selling other and using Turkey as the conduit to Al Qaeda in Syria?

Those Ex Seals must have figured out what was really happening was not a recovery and destroy mission...was this a hit?

Is this a coverup of Missile running and treason???

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Reply 49 - Posted by: DaisyMae, 11/10/2012 12:33:45 PM     (No. 9005279)

Being two mature adults, I can think of more comfortable positions.


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Reply 50 - Posted by: Packard Man, 11/10/2012 12:36:26 PM     (No. 9005282)

The short little article is fraught with double entendre.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/10/2012 1:45:54 PM     (No. 9005402)

Interesting that the article....the Letter from the Husband ...appeared in the NYT´s July 13, 2012.....15 months after the affair STOPPED....but the article appeared 3 short weeks before Obama mentions at a fundraiser on Aug 8, 2012...that Romney THINKS Petraeus will be his VP...

Guess the thug from Chicago had the last word on that too

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Reply 52 - Posted by: DaisyMae, 11/10/2012 2:15:39 PM     (No. 9005451)

Totally boobalicious :-(

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 11/10/2012 2:34:26 PM     (No. 9005479)

So...they FBI has the CIA Director under investigation but they can´t manage to secure a crime scene in Bengazai until 3 weeks or more after the fact? They can´t manage to investigate voter fraud? They can´t manage to secure high risk officers the Muslim Major at Ft. Hood? They can´t even do a proper vet of Hilary Clinton´s right hand woman who is directly connected with HAMAS? Muslim Brotherhood? But they can manage to investigate and bring down the CIA director at the behest of a traitor....wow...who else here is impressed? The new Brown Shirts for o?

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Reply 54 - Posted by: suncitypro, 11/10/2012 9:34:53 PM     (No. 9006198)

Get ready for the civil military force--that is next. Our military is doomed to the back page. The campaigner in chief will not give our standing military the time of day nor the respect that any American patriot would give them--the crap in this article proves that conclusively.
We´ll never see or hear anything close to the truth associated with this story.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/10/2012 11:19:59 PM     (No. 9006303)

#52, I don´t believe that letter to the NYT came from an aggrieved husband as men just don´t do that. The aggrieved husband in this affair lives in North Carolina and has no known connection to the NYT. If anyone connected to this affair sent the letter to the NYT, it was the lady who was involved, you can take that to the bank.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: DaisyMae, 11/11/2012 12:09:46 AM     (No. 9006345)

And they did it under the desk???? I´m no prude but the rug rash alone.....

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Batial-1 Well, Mexico - The geological marvel known to Texas oilmen as the Eagle Ford Shale Play is buried deep underground, but at night you can see its outline from space in a twinkling arc that sweeps south of San Antonio toward the Rio Grande. The light radiates from thousands of surface-level gas flares and drilling rigs. It is the glow of one of the most extravagant oil bonanzas in American history, the result of the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. (Snip) This is a reflection of politics, not geology. The Eagle Ford shale formation is believed to continue hundreds of miles into Mexico,



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´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
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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

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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
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Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
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In a Hole, Golf Considers
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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
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Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
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Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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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

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
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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


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