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Exclusive: Libya Cable Detailed Threats
Daily Beast, by Eli Lake

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/8/2012 5:40:23 AM

Just two days before the 9/11 anniversary attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, two leaders of the Libyan militias responsible for keeping order in the city threatened to withdraw their men. The brinksmanship is detailed in a cable approved by Ambassador Chris Stevens and sent on the day he died in the attack, the worst assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission since the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran. The dispatch, which was marked “sensitive” but not “classified,” contained a number of other updates on the chaotic situation on the ground in post-Gaddafi Libya.

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In a just world, Lake's ongoing investigation and reporting would be getting national attention.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 10/8/2012 5:47:33 AM     (No. 8917280)

In simple words, Obama's administration knew an attack was coming and let the ambassador die.

That is dereliction of duty. It is a mistake that no administration should make.

Indeed, to know the ambassador was going to be attacked and killed and to not so anything to stop it when it was in their power to stop it and especially when it would have cost them nothing I believe make the Obama administration Accessories to the crime. A High Crime and Misdemeanor offense.

If this is proven then Obama should be impeached immediately - If the Demonrats were fair they'd pull him from the ticket and concede the election

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 10/8/2012 6:26:03 AM     (No. 8917299)

"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam". That, and Miss Hillary's "reprehensible and disgusting" (or was it the other way around?) remarks falsely blaming the YouTube clip, will go down as absolute low points in the history of American diplomacy (or should we say, anti-American diplomacy?).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sig94, 10/8/2012 6:55:42 AM     (No. 8917319)

When is Romney going to pick up on this??

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/8/2012 6:58:56 AM     (No. 8917322)

Cable received in WH.

WH response: 'Ill winds' are blowing against the muslims; let Christopher eat cake.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/8/2012 7:03:27 AM     (No. 8917326)

#3, I was thinking the same thing and told myself, he HAS picked up and he's waiting for more evidence to accumulate--like this cable, for example. He may have already received trusted information about additional damning evidence and is waiting to receive hard copies to mount a massive attack on Obama.

I cannot remember a worse scandal. Iran-Contra was nothing compared to this. Be patient--this might be only the tip of the iceberg.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: vwlarry, 10/8/2012 7:12:58 AM     (No. 8917333)

You people were supposed to have forgotten all about this by now, just the media and the WH and the State Department. What's the matter with you people?

Why aren't you COOPERATING??

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Reply 7 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/8/2012 7:18:27 AM     (No. 8917340)

Governor Romney must talk about this during the town hall 'debate' with Zero.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 10/8/2012 7:22:28 AM     (No. 8917347)

Why is Boemher staying so quiet? He is speaker of the house! But I don't hear him at all. My guess, the next house term is going to throw Mr. Speaker Botcher out and we will see Issa in his place.
Not one word out of the house speaker on this Libyian deaf, dumb and the lies upon lies out of the the Hillary's Group and BHO ignoring the whole affair while he diddled daddled in Vegas collecting $ for his campaign. Oaths being broken all over the place and BHO and his AG's gang trying to make it a "Civil" crime. The BS is getting so high now, one can't even see the Whitehouse anymore. It is no wonder access is blocked off. The stench grows more sickening every second of every minute and etc.
ABO November 6, 2012 and in 2013 send SOTH Bummer packing too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lynn 11, 10/8/2012 7:24:00 AM     (No. 8917354)

If I'm not mistaken, in the movie "Independence Day" there is a scene where a large group of individuals decide to "befriend" the aliens in their spaceship and go up on a rooftop in "peace and love." Waving their arms hopefully, they are annihilated by a big flash from the alien spaceship. I often think of this scene when I view the mess the Obama administration has made in the Middle East and at home. A pack of gullible fools is in charge, and losing big.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/8/2012 7:42:29 AM     (No. 8917384)

barack and hillary will throw susan rice under the bus, somehow blaming her for the mess. That's probably why they sent her out to all the sunday news shows, as she wove her repeated lies...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: RIsailor, 10/8/2012 7:47:17 AM     (No. 8917397)

Romney will be speaking today on foreign policy at VMI. He must address this issue then!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jigzsaw, 10/8/2012 7:51:07 AM     (No. 8917403)

Hopefully Mitt will address this today in his FP speech at VMI at 11:20.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 10/8/2012 8:00:44 AM     (No. 8917422)

Osama is dead, GM is alive in China, and Christopher Stevens is dead too!

Obama/Biden 2012! /s

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LAW428, 10/8/2012 8:04:32 AM     (No. 8917431)

FTA: "The Daily Beast he has obtained documents and conducted interviews with whistle blowers that show the U.S. mission Libya did request more security from Washington in the run-up to the attack, but was denied."

This is unconscionable and in light of the anniversary of 9/11, this is a gross malfeasance of duty straight from the White House. This, by far, outweighs Watergate and Iran Contra. Think what the American Ambassador and his three man, unarmed, security force went through during that attack, then picture the denial, from the Oval Office, of a request for increased security and ask yourself; where is the accountability? Who has the allegiance of Barack Hussein Obama?

I agree with poster #1, this is a High Crime and renders this anti-American President totally unqualified for the Office of the President! BHO, in my opinion, is guilty of a horrendous crime.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Maybeth, 10/8/2012 8:09:43 AM     (No. 8917441)

I think the loud silence we are hearing from Congress indicates that this is a much larger scandal that we have been told.
.... I can't be the only person to have read about Lt. Col. Andy Wood's 16 member Special Forces Security team. They, plus 6 from the State Department Security Team, were called home a month before these attacks, despite the pleas for MORE security .... not less.

I can't imagine how the White House or State Department plans to explain this away. Add this security scandal to Fast & Furious and one is apt to believe 'uncomfortable' things about this administration's goals.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jinx, 10/8/2012 8:14:32 AM     (No. 8917447)

If this tragedy had happened under the watch of Bush and Rumsfeld, there would be h--l to pay. The MSM would be all over it. I am surprised it is in the Daily Beast. Hillary should be held accountable as should Obama. Maybe they should be tried for murder in a civil court.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 10/8/2012 8:21:17 AM     (No. 8917459)

On Oct 2, there was an article in the WSJ by B. Stephens that the President and others knew the of the attack at Benghazi as it was occurring. The State Department tried to get the Libyan government to help protect the Ambassador and his staff, because if U.S. forces were to intervene it might be seen as a threat to Libyan sovereignty.

...and so where is the rest of the MSM on this? zzzzzzzzzz



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Reply 18 - Posted by: LZK, 10/8/2012 8:35:08 AM     (No. 8917484)

Well there's a surprise -- eh????

The obama gooooberment was thinking "campaign" while Ambassador Stevens died. Sounds kinda like nero fiddling while Rome burned.....eh?

LZK

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/8/2012 8:38:19 AM     (No. 8917489)

And nobody has as yet explained WHY Stevens was even in BenGhazi on 9/11 .

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/8/2012 8:40:03 AM     (No. 8917492)

Nor have they gone into the fact that the buck stops with Hillary Clinton, and even more so since she personally knew Stevens.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Frank Dunn, 10/8/2012 8:44:45 AM     (No. 8917502)

Cable and other actual details explain why Obama callously went to bed on the night of attack: he already knew that there was nothing the US could do for its abandoned ambassador. He must have left instructions with Valarie Jarrett to concoct a cover story for the deaths. By 9/12, Hillary Clinton's Muslim Bro confidante surely came up with the anti-Mohammed video fabrication. This lie and the FBI criminal investigation provided the necessary time to whisk this failure under an already lumpy legacy media rug.

Question: Has anyone determined the names of the 3-4 reporters who aggressively challenged Romney on his Cairo embassy apology statement? These "reporters" should resign for this coordinated effort to protect BO.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 10/8/2012 9:10:17 AM     (No. 8917541)

The silence on this in our media is deafening. Even Fox seems to be quiet. It ought to be screaming headlines.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Alibi Inn, 10/8/2012 9:31:51 AM     (No. 8917592)

Recall his words: "I shall stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in that direction". "Nuff said.

We have a terrorist in the WH.


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Reply 24 - Posted by: angelesgift, 10/8/2012 9:37:10 AM     (No. 8917600)

That was a great analogy #9. It would make a really provocative political cartoon with the alien spaceship labeled "Islamic Terrorists" and the doomed dummies labeled "Democrat Party".

As for Romney, et al responses, I'm hoping that they are waiting until more facts are in that cannot be ignored even by the corrupt media. Don't want to shoot from the lip, as our oh-so-clever president says.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 10/8/2012 9:39:10 AM     (No. 8917602)

Dittos to #14! For this incident alone, 0bama is unqualified to lead this great country. Unfortunately, there are so many more examples of 0bama's egregious dereliction of duty. And these provide plenty of ammunition for Romney in the next two debates. He'd better capitalize on it.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: JAN, 10/8/2012 9:41:09 AM     (No. 8917606)

Before O bothered to comment on the Ft. Hood rampage he gave shout outs to his American Indian chiefs. He then referred to the murders as 'workplace violence'

Before O told the truth about this murderous rampage he dashed off to Vegas for a little fundraising.

Priorities, you know.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/8/2012 9:45:22 AM     (No. 8917618)

In the movie "Clear and Present Danger" a detachment of covert soldiers are abandoned by Washington for political purposes. I'm not saying that is what happened here but it sure seems they were abandoned to me. The presence of the CIA only adds to the mystery. There is more to this story.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 10/8/2012 10:08:01 AM     (No. 8917697)

Not only is 9-11 a sad time in our history and should be afforded all the rememberance possible, but Obama has tried to change it. He wants it to be a day of service. Well if that is what he wants, why was he on the golf course that day? This country is so screwed up. Only a good old fashioned election can fix it. Hopefully.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Nwpa, 10/8/2012 10:23:15 AM     (No. 8917738)

DELETED TEXT & LINK. Please do not post a link to a blog without prior permission. LCom Staff.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: RussVet, 10/8/2012 10:28:36 AM     (No. 8917757)

Sounds like another "fast and furious" crisis with a sick foreign political motive .. Obozo arms the Libya terrorist mooselum brotherhood to attack the embassy and then pulls out the security force .. then he plans for the Oct surprise when he rides in to save the day by attacking defenseless Libya, again .. some say he is still gearing up for that attack prior to the elections to show what a great foreign policy leader he is , NOT ..

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Reply 31 - Posted by: quantumman, 10/8/2012 10:41:05 AM     (No. 8917789)

Negligent homicide. O will skate and so will Piano Legs. Someone will do time.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 10/8/2012 10:41:47 AM     (No. 8917793)

I am disgusted with Fox for not following up on this every day - thanks brit, hannity, etc. That video tape should be shown over and over showing how they treated the Ambassador's living and dead body. Shock the public and let them know just what evil exists in the mooslim world. Can we expect the same actions every 9/11.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 10/8/2012 10:45:55 AM     (No. 8917809)

This is beyond anything that can be contained.
For heaven's sake folks, this is The Daily Beast! It is getting bigger and bigger...
Read the comments...
Watergate/Waterloo..

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Charliedog, 10/8/2012 10:46:48 AM     (No. 8917813)

Why has there not been a State Funeral for Amb Stevens or any funeral yet? Maybe after the election?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/8/2012 11:03:40 AM     (No. 8917862)

This is going to be major fodder for the Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: strikingviking, 10/8/2012 11:17:56 AM     (No. 8917905)

Obama was quick to classify this as a criminal case under investigation by Holder's FBI. This will enable the WH to stonewall until after the election.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: trapper, 10/8/2012 11:36:24 AM     (No. 8917955)

I do not believe any of the Obama folks knew that there was an attack coming in Benghazi. I DO believe that they knew that a bit of political theater was being planned for 9/11, the contrived "demonstrations" against the silly video, and were planning to use them by linking them up with American evangelicals in an attempt to discredit and demoralize them so as to blunt their influence in the elections. Whether they just planned to exploit the upcoming demonstrations, or had a hand in planning them, we may never know.

What we DO know is that the Obama folks are in bed with the American radical left, and the American radical left is in bed with the muslim brotherhood and other radical islamic groups. What was communicated beforehand, and through what channels, about the coming "demonstrations"?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Franz, 10/8/2012 11:36:30 AM     (No. 8917957)

Regarding the now debunked cause of the riots and murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Has anybody looked at the possibility that the YouTube trailer for “Innocence of Islam” was a “False Flag” operation? A False Flag operation is where country or group A creates a provocation and lays the blame on country or group B. A then uses this to foment hatred and violence against B. If A can get what Lenin called “useful idiots” to create the provocation, so much the better. It provides protective cover for the A masterminds. The worst thing B can do is apologize for the provocation, it validates A’s lies as being true.

The circumstances of this provocation are suspicious. The YouTube trailer was posted months before September. Somehow, the Arabic speaking world discovered this English language YouTube posting just in time for the anniversary of 9-11. It was only after the Islamic world started rioting that the English speaking world became aware of it. Also, the title “Innocence of Islam” is a strange title for something that is supposed to be anti-Islam. It seems designed to have people bypass it as boring.

The “Innocence of Islam” trailer on YouTube was more dim-witted than derogatory. The Administration’s denunciations of the trailer made it out to be far, far worse than it actually was. They only made matters worse by throwing gas on the flames.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: John c, 10/8/2012 11:46:29 AM     (No. 8917997)

#9 DERRY, N.H. — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is visiting New Hampshire to campaign for Mitt Romney.

The Republican is scheduled to meet with volunteers at a "Victory Meet and Greet" at 2 p.m. Monday.
Not a word of this appeared in the Boston media.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 10/8/2012 12:04:30 PM     (No. 8918036)

Romney, at VMI right now, is clearly throwing the glove down at the Empty-Chair 0bama. Wow.

Let's see how the LSM ''reports'' this smackdown.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: geronimo, 10/8/2012 12:15:50 PM     (No. 8918082)

#8 "Why is Boemher staying so quiet? He is speaker of the house! But I don't hear him at all."

Boemher, Boehner, something like that. The name is vaguely familiar. Didn't we hear it a few years ago having to do with the highest Republican position in the House? Since then I believe it surfaced once in connection with the person shining Obama's golf shoes.

#35 "Why has there not been a State Funeral for Amb Stevens or any funeral yet? Maybe after the election?"

That's a darned good question. Does the man not deserve some honor in the country he died serving? Or do they just plan to dig a hole in the back yard?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/8/2012 12:17:50 PM     (No. 8918091)

Excellent reporting by Mr. Lake. Thank you, sir.


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Reply 43 - Posted by: radrelic, 10/8/2012 12:20:20 PM     (No. 8918099)

We can help by putting on facebook and emailing.

What can we do for the country? Back the GOP platform standard bearer!

Get the GOP out to the polls in such a drove that it can overcome socialist voter fraud (unlike Putin in Russia and Hugo in Venezuela?)

Marching to the polls will save much marching later on?



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Reply 44 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 10/8/2012 12:54:58 PM     (No. 8918196)

#19 Ambassador Steven’s last official meeting is reported to have been with the Turkish consul general. It occurred approximately an hour-and-a-half before he was assassinated. In Benghazi. Do you know Ambassador Stevens history?
Deputy principal officer and political section chief in Jerusalem.
Political officer in Damascus, Syria.
Consular/political officer in Cairo, Egypt.
Consular/economic officer in Riyadh.
Back in Washingdton: Iran desk officer; and staff assistant in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya(from 2007 to 2009) and as Special Representative to the National Transitional Council (from March 2011 to November 2011) during the Libyan revolution.
Finally named Ambassador in 2012.
Arms we sent to Libya are being channeled through Turkey to arm the Syria rebels. Stevens was managing this.
Russia has 100,000 troops on the ground in Syria.
We are about to get into a proxy war with Russia. The US on the Turkey/Syrian rebel side....Russia with the Syrians. Not to mention all the war ships Russia now has in the Med.
The Muslim Brohterhood is running Obama and our state dept.


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Reply 45 - Posted by: The Advocate, 10/8/2012 1:58:38 PM     (No. 8918334)

Obama, Hilary, Abedin, Jarrett are all traitors - the rest is white noise.
Why hasn't there been a funeral for AMB STEVENS?
Why did OBAMA et al intentionally allow our Ambassador on US Soil to be brutalized and killed and all information compromised?
TREASON

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/8/2012 2:24:35 PM     (No. 8918396)

The 0bama regime would only have done something about security if they had thought it would affect the campaign. And that is all. Security for US personnel? Not their concern.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Aria, 10/8/2012 2:48:36 PM     (No. 8918462)

An Obama apologist on Fox (Megyn Kelly) was just vigorously accusing his other side of "fair and balanced" of wanting to investigate this as an outrageous election strategy.

So the rats are saying that any complaints about our Ambassador being murdered should be silenced because they might affect zero's re-election.

These people really are shameless. Party before country.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: LadyVet, 10/8/2012 5:08:51 PM     (No. 8918780)

I'l admit that I am impressed that Eli Lake has stayed on this story. I'm surprised that the Daily Beast has not reassigned him to some nothing burger story, like what Obama is wearing.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Elvira, 10/8/2012 7:56:13 PM     (No. 8919049)

I am shaken by the information I see here as unclassified and open knowledge. Long ago I gave on even FOX News as reliable information. All I can do now is pray for our country and all of humanity. Please though remember we do have allies in the Indians and others who fight against Islam.


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Reply 50 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 10/8/2012 8:50:00 PM     (No. 8919137)

#20, read #45...we are in a proxy war with Russia...

Read Haggmann at
www.canadafreepress.com

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Non-candidate Huckabee ´encouraged´
by poll showing 2016 lead
Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/31/2014 5:12:48 AM     Post Reply
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won eight primaries and caucuses in the 2008 Republican presidential race, says a new poll showing him tied for the lead of the 2016 GOP primary race is "encouraging." The poll, done by Washington-based WPA Opinion Research, shows Huckabee and Rand Paul tied at the top of a still very unformed GOP race, with 13 percent each. Jeb Bush is second at 11 percent, with Chris Christie and Ted Cruz tied at nine percent, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio at six percent, Scott Walker at five percent, Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum at three percent,

Soros’ son pushed Cuomo,
legislature into campaign funding
New York Post, by Frederic U. Dicker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/31/2014 5:04:11 AM     Post Reply
The activist son of leftist billionaire George Soros nearly derailed an on-time state budget as he threatened to launch multimillion-dollar TV campaigns against Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders unless they approved a sweeping system of publicly financed campaigns, The Post has learned. Jonathan Soros, who has already spent millions on campaign contributions and television advertising in an ironic campaign to “get private money out of politics,’’ warned Cuomo and the Senate’s co-leaders, Republican Dean Skelos (Nassau) and Democrat Jeff Klein (Bronx), Friday in direct conversations that he would launch election-year attacks against them, and encouraged others to do the same, if

Fish Instead of People,
Ideologies without Consequences
PJ Media, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/31/2014 4:51:05 AM     Post Reply
If only people had to live in the world that they dreamed of for others. Endangered species everywhere are supposed to be at risk — except birds of prey shredded by wind turbine farms, or reptilian habitats harmed by massive solar farms. High-speed rail is great for utopian visionaries — except don’t dare start it in the Bay Area, when there are yokels aplenty down in Hanford to experiment on. Let’s raise power bills to the highest levels in the country with all sorts of green mandates — given that we live in 70-degree year-round temperatures, while “they” who are stupid

Dry, windy conditions have some
Texas farmers talking Dust Bowl
Houston Chronicle [TX], by Carol Christian    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/30/2014 1:42:39 PM     Post Reply
It´s scary to think the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, with its relentless drought and wind that ravaged millions of acres in West Texas, could return. But there are some worrisome signs, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Reports this week from county agents in the Panhandle, South Plains and Rolling Plains indicate farmers and ranchers are working with "very difficult" conditions, according to a news release. Lubbock County, on the southern edge of the Panhandle, has seen only a trace of moisture in March with sustained high winds and gusts of 58 mph on March 18, according to the county´s

Ukraine prepares for war
CNN, by Alexander J. Motyl    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/30/2014 1:33:06 PM     Post Reply
When Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu stated that the Russian troops along Ukraine´s borders were only conducting "training exercises" and have no "intention to cross Ukraine´s borders or to engage in any aggressive actions," Ukrainians rolled their eyes. And when President Vladimir Putin told Ukrainians "Don´t believe those who terrify you with Russia, who shout that other regions will follow Crimea. We do not want Ukraine´s division. ... We want Ukraine to be a strong, sovereign, and self-sufficient state," Ukrainians shrugged. The problem is, even if Putin and Shoigu were being sincere, Moscow has lost all credibility among most Ukrainians and



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Bob Kerrey Calls Obama a Delusional
Liar; Renders Himself MSM Nonperson

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Newsbusters, by P.J. Gladnick    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/30/2014 6:22:08 AM     Post Reply
Imagine if a former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. senator had called a current Republican president a delusional liar whose programs are wasteful. Would the mainstream media not be all over the story? Such a person would be interviewed at length by Wolf Blitzer on CNN as well as made the rounds of the morning talk shows and the Sunday news programs as well. The media buzz would be red hot on this topic for days extending into weeks. Well, there is such a person but because he is a Democrat saying these things about President Obama, we can expect

Startling Rift on Supreme Court
Springs From Error by Kagan
On Text of Obamacare Law

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New York Sun, by Betsy McCaughey    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/29/2014 12:55:11 PM     Post Reply
A startling rift appeared Tuesday on the Supreme Court as the three female Justices came out swinging like Brunnhildes — women warriors — for what they erroneously labeled an “entitlement” to employer-provided contraceptives and morning-after pills. The Justices were hearing oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a case hyped by the Democratic Party as a test for women’s rights. Justices Kagan, Ginsberg, and Sotomayor sprang on Hobby Lobby’s attorney , interrupting his every sentence and pummeling him with questions taken right out of the Democratic Party’s “war on women” playbook. That playbook was laid out in a

Influential Republicans working to draft
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Washington Post, by Philip Rucker & Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/29/2014 4:46:51 PM     Post Reply
Las Vegas - Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and starting talks on fundraising strategy. Concerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House.

Lighten up on the first lady
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Washington Post, by Kathleen Parker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/29/2014 2:21:53 PM     Post Reply
The past couple of weeks have marked a turning point in American ugliness as the mob has turned its full fury on first lady Michelle Obama. From criticism of her trip to China to a recent “tell-all” by former White House assistant press secretary Reid Cherlin in the New Republic about Obama’s allegedly tyrannical behavior, the gloves have been removed. As described, she was a perfectionist — super-attentive to detail and laser-focused on advance planning. And this is bad because? Worse, according to a former (anonymous) staffer, there was no barometer for meeting Obama’s high standards. “The first lady having

Influential Republicans
working to draft Jeb Bush
into 2016 presidential race

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Washington Post, by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 3/29/2014 11:42:28 PM     Post Reply
Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and starting talks on fundraising strategy. Concerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House.

Student, 20, sues for $40MILLION
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gunpoint and arrested for buying beer
underage when she only bought WATER

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Daily Mail [UK], by Peter Rugg    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/29/2014 1:17:21 PM     Post Reply
A University of Virginia student arrested by Alcoholic Beverage Control agents who wrongly believed she´d illegally bought beer when in fact she only had bottled water is seeking $40 million in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Elizabeth K. Daly, 21, alleges malicious prosecution, six counts of assault and battery and failure to appropriately train ABC agents in the suit which names the state and seven agents involved in her arrest. (Snip) Daly claimed she attempted to flee from the agents because neither were in uniform, one pulled a gun, and the other tried to smash her car window with a flashlight. ´My

´Vast Majority´ of Romney Donors
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/30/2014 8:32:22 PM     Post Reply
A "vast majority" of Mitt Romney donors, establishment pooh-bahs, and an anti-conservative consultant who is the epitome of permanent political class want former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016. Bush was in Las Vegas this week meeting with Sheldon Adelson, and, according to the Post, "many if not most of 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s major donors are reaching out to Bush and his confidants with phone calls, e-mails and invitations to meet." One bundler even said that a "vast majority” of "Romney’s top 100 donors would back Bush." The Post also noted that in the meantime "Bush’s

6 Big Unanswered Questions
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Reason Magazine, by Peter Suderman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/29/2014 12:24:14 PM     Post Reply
Obamacare supporters are taking a bit of a victory lap today after yesterday’s administration announcement that six million people have signed up for private plans under the law, equaling the revised projection put out by the Congressional Budget Office after the botched launch of the exchanges last October. It’s a weak cause for celebration, given that success, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, was originally "at least" seven million people getting covered under the law by the end of March. And as an Obamacare factoid, the six million sign-ups figure just doesn’t tell us all that much

Did Justice Kagan embarrass herself
during the Hobby Lobby oral arguments?

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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 3/30/2014 9:41:50 AM     Post Reply
If Betsey McCaughey is correct (and I bet she is, because she has not only read the entire ObamaCare bill, she has written a book about it), Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan publicly humiliated herself during the oral arguments on the Hobby Lobby case, revealing that she either did not read the law, or failed to comprehend it if she did so. Writing in the New York Sun, McCaughey lays out what is wrong with the Justice’s declaration about Obamacare: she asserted that the statute itself mandates provision of birth control. Not one word in the Affordable Care Act guarantees health plans will cover birth control products.

Bill Clinton rewrote his speeches to praise
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Daily Telegraph (U.K.), by Joanna Walters    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/29/2014 7:43:39 PM     Post Reply
President Bill Clinton´s guilty conscience over his affair with Monica Lewinsky – and a desire to repair his shattered reputation by using the State of the Union address – set his speechwriters an unenviable task, newly released archive papers reveal. The former president appeared to be trying to butter up his wife, Hillary Clinton, out of guilt – or perhaps to fool her – before the scandal broke. And he was determined to try to convince the American public afterwards that he was still of a high moral character. The latest batch of documents from the Clinton Library covering his presidency in the

Obama ´sucked less than Romney´: Former
Sen. Bob Kerrey, a DEMOCRAT, uncorks a
Nebraska-sized tornado on the president,
slamming him for health care lies and*

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/30/2014 11:50:49 AM     Post Reply
Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey thinks President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat, was re-elected in 2012 because he ´sucked less´ than former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The Nebraskan straight-talker told MailOnline in an exclusive interview that Obama isn´t up to the job of bringing liberals and conservatives to the table to rescue America´s slowly choking entitlement programs. And Obama, he said Wednesday in his Manhattan office, knew full well he was lying when he promised that the Affordable Care Act would allow Americans to keep insurance plans they liked. ´He had to know he was misleading the audience,´ Kerrey said

Panel’s Warning on Climate
Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

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New York Times, by Justin Gillis    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/30/2014 9:03:23 PM     Post Reply
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that periodically summarizes climate science, concluded that ice caps are melting, sea ice in the Arctic is collapsing, water supplies are coming under stress, heat waves and heavy rains are intensifying, coral reefs are dying, and fish and many other creatures are migrating toward the poles or


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