News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Fri, 06 12 2015 04:12:08 GMT Fri, 06 12 2015 04:12:08 GMT Review of Hillary Clinton emails to take months: official Fri, 06 39 2015 03:39:01 GMT 275b64a146fc9042b916ef4973a35ead97fbac4c Reuters, by Steve Holland & Lesley Wroughton Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 06 39 2015 03:39:01 GMT WASHINGTON' A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton´s use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. Clinton tried to cool the brewing firestorm late on Wednesday, saying she wanted the State Department to release the emails quickly. But a senior State Department official told Reuters on Thursday the task would take time. "The review is likely to take several months given the sheer volume of the document set," the official said. At the same time, the department is investigating whether Obama administration asks judge to speed up immigration decision Fri, 06 35 2015 03:35:42 GMT 21348aee7397b7f2a1e0fc5759fed340d47ee6d1 Reuters, by Julia Edwards Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 06 35 2015 03:35:42 GMT WASHINGTON' The Obama administration asked a federal judge in Texas to decide by Monday whether he will put on hold his prior decision to block the White House´s executive orders on immigration, or at least limit the impact to Texas. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, a city along the border with Mexico, issued a temporary court order last month halting President Barack Obama´s orders that would have shielded millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. The administration asked Hanen for a stay on his order last month and late on Wednesday requested a decision by Monday. Hanen on Thursday Obama White House trying to reverse GOP takeover of state'level government Fri, 06 29 2015 03:29:44 GMT fdd49604e4efd08a246df7f5ff767c286bbd6e7f Hot Air, by Noah Rothman Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 06 29 2015 03:29:44 GMT President Barack Obama will leave behind many legacies when he steps aboard Marine One for the last time in January of 2017. Maybe the Obama legacy that was the most unforeseen when he took office in 2009 will be the fact that his administration oversaw the resurgence of the Republican Party. Beyond facilitating the conditions that allowed Republicans to retake control of the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014, the most devastating blow to the Democratic Party’s future political prospects has been its collapse farther down the ballot. I wrote about this phenomenon for Townhall shortly after the House Republicans weigh coup against Boehner after series of political defeats Fri, 06 56 2015 02:56:54 GMT b1df7bf81922f7a7cf56befeb752878459c34cce Washington Times, by S. A. Miller Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 06 56 2015 02:56:54 GMT Rank'and'file Republicans are openly contemplating a coup against House Speaker John A. Boehner and his top lieutenants after a series of self'inflicted legislative fumbles and political defeats in the first weeks of the congressional session. This week’s retreat from the standoff over Homeland Security Department funding and President Obama’s deportation amnesty was only the latest embarrassment for Republican leaders, who also have had to yank bills on abortion, border security and education after rebellions within their own party. Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland Republican, conceded that running the conference was like “herding cats” but said that is not an excuse for Coke, Delta tell Supreme Court to back gay marriage Fri, 06 55 2015 02:55:49 GMT c164d5bd90e06dc36eecbd516ced5710370f4163 Atlanta Journal'Constitution, by Leon Stafford Posted By: Ribicon- Fri, 06 55 2015 02:55:49 GMT A handful of Georgia businesses signed on Thursday a friend'of'the'court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. Coca'Cola, Delta Air Lines and Cox Enterprises were among 379 companies and organizations around the country urging the court to strike down bans restricting same'sex unions. AT&T, whose mobility unit is based in Atlanta, also signed the brief. The Atlanta Journal'Constitution is owned by Cox Enterprises. The brief argues that companies would benefit from uniform marriage laws across the nation. Brief supporters include family'owned businesses, sports franchises and Fortune 100 giants. Netanyahu’s Churchillian warning Fri, 06 52 2015 02:52:44 GMT 369acef9dcf0125c55206d8ae4acdb6e2f9f774d Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 06 52 2015 02:52:44 GMT Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress was notable in two respects. Queen Esther got her first standing O in 2,500 years. And President Obama came up empty in his campaign to preemptively undermine Netanyahu before the Israeli prime minister could present his case on the Iran negotiations. On the contrary. The steady stream of slights and insults turned an irritant into an international event and vastly increased the speech’s audience and reach. Instead of dramatically unveiling an Iranian nuclear deal as a fait accompli, Obama must now first defend his Iranian diplomacy. In particular, argues The Post, he must defend its Hillary’s penchant for secrecy rattles Dems Fri, 06 51 2015 02:51:33 GMT 6cfb1f406eb607ef2f27f0f4f8f8be72468e6bf3 The Hill [Washington, DC], by Niall Stanage Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 06 51 2015 02:51:33 GMT Democrats are rattled by the deepening furor around Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account while she served as secretary of State. They worry that the flap is just the latest example of the former first lady’s “bunker mentality” — a decades-long tendency toward secrecy that, more often than not, has blown up in her face. Some within the party also contend that the controversy has been poorly handled by Clinton’s team, intensifying fears that she has not learned the right lessons from her famously fractious 2008 White House bid. One Democratic strategist, who asked not to be identified, complained that the email State Department reviewing whether Clinton e-mails violated security rules Fri, 06 49 2015 02:49:08 GMT 8ac801ed651de1217f8717b3214082d2d687d5a2 Washington Post, by Carol D. Leonnig* Posted By: Dreadnought- Fri, 06 49 2015 02:49:08 GMT The State Department is reviewing whether Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of private e-mail during her four years leading the agency violated policies designed to protect sensitive information, a senior department official said Thursday night. The official said that Clinton’s use of personal e-mail did not automatically break the rules but that the agency is looking into whether work e-mails sent from her personal account included sensitive information that must be handled on a system that meets specific security protocols. The official did not elaborate on the security requirements. The official, requesting anonymity to discuss Netanyahu in 1993: Iran will have bomb by 1999 Fri, 06 21 2015 02:21:41 GMT 0418fccdf64e5825ba5acbd27acb3518dd5d8851 Ynet News [Israel], by Yaron Druckman Posted By: mark34- Fri, 06 21 2015 02:21:41 GMT "The most dangerous threat to Israel´s existence does not lie in the Arab countries – but in Iran," then'MK Benjamin Netanyahu wrote in a Yedioth Ahronoth column in February 1993. "The rulers of Iran have said repeatedly that they will have an Islamic bomb and that its first target is Israel," he argued in a piece titled "The greatest danger," claiming that Iran will develop its first nuclear bomb by 1999 – 16 years ago. Netanyahu cited then'Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani as saying in October 1991 that "the Muslims must cooperate in the production of atomic bombs". He also quoted Democrats recruit big names in bid to unseat freshman Republican senators Fri, 06 14 2015 02:14:32 GMT fe9270d60ab86f965a6dcbc67e7fbc2d2e68f91a Washington Times, by David Sherfinski Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 06 14 2015 02:14:32 GMT Democrats have recruited big names to run in some of the most competitive Senate races next year, helping the party put early pieces into place as they make a major push to recapture the upper chamber. Former Rep. Joe Sestak said he will make another bid for Senate in Pennsylvania, setting up a repeat of the 2010 race he lost to Republican Patrick J. Toomey. Democrats have recruited Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander to challenge Sen. Roy Blunt and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to run against Sen. Rob Portman. Each of those Republicans is a first-termer, elected in the 2010 midterm tea party wave. Blast in Syria kills top al Qaeda commander, three others Fri, 06 01 2015 02:01:37 GMT effe4db2b63069e906816875d4b2de4726dba9d9 Reuters, by Mariam Karouny Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 06 01 2015 02:01:37 GMT Al Qaeda´s official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday the death of its top military commander, who insurgent sources said fell victim to a blast targeting a high-level militant meeting. General Military Commander Abu Humam al-Shami, a veteran of Islamist militant fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, was the senior-most member of the group to die in the Syria war, an insurgent source said. (Snip) The sources said at least three other Nusra Front commanders were also killed in the blast, which they said hit the town of Salqin, near the border with Turkey. Syrian insurgents have in the past killed member of rival MH370: Search team ´cautiously optimistic´ Fri, 06 54 2015 01:54:43 GMT 42c12332ff0f1c3bb683a4bf6793e3522b723685 BBC News, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 06 54 2015 01:54:43 GMT This weekend will mark a year since the Malaysian Airliner MH370 disappeared soon after take off on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. There were 239 people on board. Twelve months on, the plane´s fate remains one of the world´s great mysteries. The underwater search is focused in an area of the southern Indian Ocean around 1,800km (1,120 miles) off the coast of western Australia. Martin Dolan is chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau which is leading the search. White House ‘determined to conceal its workings’: Columbia Journalism Review Fri, 06 40 2015 01:40:02 GMT 06265dd67fd24ed55cafb627974775609d78d5b9 Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 06 40 2015 01:40:02 GMT A new study from the Columbia Journalism Review concludes that the Obama administration isn’t living up to its vow to be the most transparent White House in history. The study’s author, Susan Milligan, said the relationship between the president and the press is “more distant than it has been in a half-century” and that the White House makes reporters’ job “nearly impossible.” “An exhaustive study of every official exchange Obama had with the press corps in 2014, supplemented by a review of daily press briefings and interviews with more than a dozen current and former correspondents and White House press secretaries, Libyan FUBAR – John McCain’s Libyan “Moderate” Abdelhakim Belhadj Has Joined ISIS – Now Heads ISIS Through Libyan Dawn Construct… Fri, 06 32 2015 01:32:19 GMT a53f606714423da20e9b5218b77662eb4584e2e4 Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 06 32 2015 01:32:19 GMT Few media outlets understand the scope of the Islamic alignment forces currently battling for control in Libya; even fewer try to report on them. A recent alarming report is now confirmed. A man named Abdelhakim Belhadj has taken the position as head of ISIS in Libya. Abdelhakim Belhadj was critical in forming “Libya Dawn”, essentially a group of Islamic militia forces (LIFG or Libyan Islamic Fighting Groups) who fought under various banners such as Ansar al'Sharia (al'Qaeda in Libya) and the Muslim Brotherhood. More Than 300 Republicans Call on Supreme Court to Recognize Gay Marriage Nationally Fri, 06 22 2015 01:22:49 GMT e135628a80d1056727810f5bc19f6ec530038a67 Time Magazine, by Zeke J Miller Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 06 22 2015 01:22:49 GMT More than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants have filed a friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage late Thursday. The amicus brief, organized by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, was filed for the four same-sex marriage cases the Court will hear on April 28 that could legalize the unions nationwide. (Snip) Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk have signed onto the brief, as has Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Other notables include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, retired Gen. Stanley Top Dem Congressman Praises Hillary For Email Transparency Fri, 06 06 2015 01:06:33 GMT 2dd4d813ea04f47ef2acd680b9f2efb9f3953c1a Daily Caller, by Derek Hunter Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 06 06 2015 01:06:33 GMT Rep. Elijah Cummings (D'MD) is the ranking member on the House Select Committee on Benghazi. So when it was discovered that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had every email she ever sent during her tenure on a previously unknown private server in her home — and that it was not accessible or searchable by anyone in government — you’d think he’d be upset that his committee had not received all the information they need to conduct their investigation. You would be wrong. Cummings praised the former secretary for her transparency. “As far as I am aware,” Cummings said in Police officer shot multiple times North Philadelphia dies Fri, 06 04 2015 01:04:24 GMT 42ad3cda85d724fd5756e2a90cc28f60bccf7c1f WPVI-TV [Philadelphia, PA], by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 06 04 2015 01:04:24 GMT North Philadelphia - A police officer shot multiple times in North Philadelphia has died and two people have reportedly been taken into custody. The shooting occurred around 4:45 p.m. Thursday in a shopping center at the intersection of West Lehigh Avenue and North 21st Street. Officer Robert Wilson III, a 22nd district officer, was shot three times, once in the head, once in the chest and once in the eye. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery but he later died. Sources say the slain officer is a 30-year-old father. Philadelphia police officers responded to Temple University Hospital John Kerry: US Will Not Ignore Iran’s ‘Destabilizing Actions’ in Middle East Fri, 06 55 2015 12:55:30 GMT c2a151f61a8d3eecd1b9247706de8dc96e3da0f7 Breitbart National Security, by Edwin Mora Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 06 55 2015 12:55:30 GMT In an effort to ease Gulf state officials’ concerns about an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry affirmed that America would not “take our eye off Iran’s destabilizing actions” in the Middle East. On Thursday, Kerry met with officials from the Gulf nations in Saudi Arabia after meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif over a three'day period in Switzerland. “Even as we engage in these discussions with Iran around this program, we will not take our eye off Iran’s destabilizing actions in places like Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen particularly,” the secretary of state Exclusive: Internal cable from Clinton State Department office barred use of personal email Fri, 06 35 2015 12:35:06 GMT 8802e8fdbb6493776c081cad66427a5c461c7e8c Fox News, by Catherine Herridge Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 06 35 2015 12:35:06 GMT An internal 2011 State Department cable, obtained by Fox News, shows that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s office told employees not to use personal email for security reasons '' while at the same time, Clinton conducted all government business on a private account. Sent to diplomatic and consular staff in June 2011, the unclassified cable, bearing Clinton´s electronic signature, made clear to employees they were expected to "avoid conducting official Department business from your personal e-mail accounts." The message also said employees should not "auto-forward Department email to personal email accounts which is Could Jim Webb pose a threat to Hillary Clinton in 2016? Fri, 06 27 2015 12:27:15 GMT 91d7df1b96194d5a5f74e6b52389598726a05e84 CBS News, by Jake Miller Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 06 27 2015 12:27:15 GMT If former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb runs for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, he´ll do so as a man with very little to lose. And for Hillary Clinton, the party´s undeclared frontrunner, that could potentially be a big problem. (Snip) Webb is not exactly the ideal champion of the left, though. He´s staked out more conservative positions on gun control, affirmative action, immigration, and environmental issues that could be problematic if he hopes to become a progressive favorite. It is, in all, an unusual but intriguing record. And it has some wondering whether Webb could emerge as a real player in 2016. Harrison Ford seriously injured in plane crash Fri, 06 02 2015 12:02:16 GMT 63a41c00c5b4e975b4d2f839cdef89807d328a06 MSNBC, by Andrew Blankstein & Hasani Gittens Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 06 02 2015 12:02:16 GMT Actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured Thursday when a vintage World War II training plane he was piloting crash landed on a Mar Vista, California, golf course. The actor was stabilized and taken to a local hospital. Sources said he sustained cuts to head. There was no word on other injuries or what caused the plane to crash. It appeared he was flying solo. Howard Tabe, an employee at the Penmar Golf Course, said “There was blood all over his face … Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip.” The plane crashed on the golf course just west of the airport shortly Former Navy SEAL Sniper: Stop selling out our national security Fri, 06 01 2015 12:01:59 GMT 5ceb71941b229d2f1b505380117a95b8feb4819a Fox News, by Scott Taylor Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 06 01 2015 12:01:59 GMT Right now in America, our nation is at its tipping point. From the horrifying rise of global terrorism through ISIS, to the looming threat of another government shutdown, Americans are looking for leadership they can count on. That’s why, as a former Navy SEAL sniper and Iraq War veteran, I am going on the record with my new book, "Trust Betrayed: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Selling Out of America’s National Security." I served this country for eight years, watched brave comrades die, and I would do anything that is humanly possible to defend her defend her from threats both foreign Colombia’s FARC Rebels Unwilling to Trade Jungle for Prison Thu, 05 48 2015 11:48:45 GMT 8ea48a727b893396021837ba6d8a1d765676518d Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff Posted By: Pageturner- Thu, 05 48 2015 11:48:45 GMT HAVANA – Colombia’s FARC rebel group said Tuesday that they will accept no peace treaty that envisions sending insurgents to prison simply for having taken up arms to battle what they saw as injustice. “Let it be known that no accord is possible that would impose a single day in prison for any guerrilla for having exercised the right to rebel, a precious gift of humanity, in order to end the injustices our people have suffered,” the FARC delegation taking part here in peace talks with the Colombian government said in a statement. In that statement, read to the media by rebel Farrakhan Tells Black Soldiers To Desert For The ‘Day Of Judgment’ For Whites Thu, 05 46 2015 11:46:43 GMT 7f932af99a9768f121b90099b7619a5e2076721f Daily Caller, by Scott Greer Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 05 46 2015 11:46:43 GMT Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan made a fiery speech Sunday in which he warned whites that a “day of judgment” is coming to avenge their “evil” and that African Americans serving in the armed forces should immediately withdraw and fight for their communities instead. In an address given at the Nation of Islam’s headquarters in Chicago, Farrakhan claimed whites have oppressed blacks for hundreds of years and a reckoning is due for the “iniquities of their fathers,” the NOI publication Final Call reports. “When a man has done that kind of evil, they are long gone and dead, but Many in U.S. live too far from advanced stroke care Thu, 05 43 2015 11:43:30 GMT f2a780e5a54effd69c3d4187622f0e8f8b0724a7 Reuters, by Andrew M. Seaman Posted By: SoCalGal- Thu, 05 43 2015 11:43:30 GMT Many Americans would not have quick access to the best healthcare options during a stroke, even under the most ideal circumstances, according to a new computer model. In a hypothetical model, if each state had up to 20 hospitals providing the best possible care for people having strokes ' which is not the current reality ' more than a third of Americans would still be more than a 60'minute ambulance ride away from one of those medical centers. Using a helicopter or other air transportation would improve that number but still leave many Americans more than an hour away from the nearest Europe swamped with crush of migrants arriving by land, sea Thu, 05 33 2015 11:33:30 GMT 007b079ff73f72f64d09a7c695502b766a9658f3 Associated Press, by Alan Clendenning and Lorne Cook Posted By: NorthernDog- Thu, 05 33 2015 11:33:30 GMT MADRID — The European Union is immersed in a full'fledged migration crisis. Some officials are even floating the idea of a multinational border guard to deal with the hundreds of thousands arriving from war'torn countries like Syria, poor nations in Africa and non'EU neighbors like Kosovo. With no signs the flow will let up anytime soon, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Raad al'Hussein, said Thursday that dealing with migration "cries out for more thoughtful and coordinated action" between EU countries. "The notion of ghost ships drifting on autopilot toward the coasts of Europe in the hopes that