The Benghazi debacle may yet make Mitt Romney president. Barely 10 days before the election, the persistent whiff of scandal surrounding Barack Obama exploded into the banner headlines of a cover-up – at least among certain press outlets. Everything changed Friday afternoon with the stunning revelations by Fox News that CIA operatives defending the embattled consulate in Benghazi, Libya, called three times for emergency assistance while the attack was in progress. Each time, they were shamefully turned down. One of those defenders, Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, was apparently able to use a laser designator to pin-point
Three Urgent Requests for Military Back-Up Denied: Does Public Deserve to Know Who Told CIA Operators to 'Stand Down' During Benghazi Attack?
I believe each and every one of us should be hitting as many news outlets' websites as possible and make comments - even copy some of the wonderful comments on this page - I think every one of us should do this every day until the election results are announced. I think we should absolutely drown them in our comments - leave no doubt what we think of this travesty.
I believe we should be blistering to every comment that flatters the Administration until we KNOW what was and was not done and said. And I believe politeness has left us forever because no one in DC has earned one teeny bit of politeness.
Media must have SOME value. There will be more people hear us if we bang on THEIR door, and especially if we continually bang without letup.
Thank you for posting, OP. IMO, this should be a must read. One of the most shameful episodes in the history of this Country and yet the so-called "msm" refuses to report on it. The "press" will not question him because they are slavish-worshippers of all-things-obama and must protect the legacy of their cowardly-anti-American-commander-in-chief... Is there ANY doubt that President Bush would NOT have left our people to die at the hands of savages? Thank Heaven for heroes like Col. Allard who are speaking out.
"Now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their country".
If it be true that calls for help went unheeded, if it be true that there has been a lie a day about the emerging "details", if its true that Moochelle is asking people to vote early before this dishonorable act has time to sink in and this shameless person is reelected with a distortion or denial of lying about the facts, then he should be removed from office.
I used to think the "Staged Consulate kidnapping" theory was just too way out there. But the more the facts roll in, and the events that transpired that night are unveiled, the more I must give such a scandal much higher levels of plausibility. This reminds me of the "The Incredibles" animated movie where the villain creates his own major fiendish villains so he can fly in as the hero and savior of mankind.
Why else would someone who'd probably sacrifice his own children to remain in power do something so STUPID!
Where are our flag officers? Congress? Are the only military willing to speak out and condemn this abandonment of our prople retired? Isn't there a single Patton or MacArthur left among our generals and admirals, willing to speak the truth instead of save his career? This is the most unconscionable action by our President and Pentagon and CIA I've ever seen. And no one, except a few retired military have the guts to call it what it is...dereliction of duty by our Commander in Chief.
You will not see/hear anything about this on ABC, CBS or NBC is my guess because it makes little barry look so bad. He would rather let Americans die than unleash the AC-130 gunship to kill a bunch of Muslim terrorists and have to admit his Middle East policy is a failure. What kind of American would act like this? Only one who is not really an American in spirit and one who has no soul.
"The president keeps trying to cover up his mistakes, and the press establishment is determined to look away, despite the cascading contradictions. Fortunately, Fox News, derided by the media establishment as Faux News, investigated what others ignored. And on a Friday afternoon, just when we were contemplating hurricanes, World Series and a deadlocked electoral race, they may have even changed American history."
The LSM and Obozo have smeared at FOX News. I'll bet they have more contempt for them now for their honest journalism than before. Jennifer Gtiffin and Catherine Herridge deserve Emmy's for their work in exposing this major coverup.
Petraeus is on Meet The Press this morning. Now that Obama has blamed the military for the Stand Down order... and articles like this & the NY Post have surfaced, I hope he defends his beloved troops and tells all.
Disturbing similarities with the disaster at the Little Big Horn, where Custer and his command were wiped out in 1876 by an overwhelming enemy force. No help came, and Congressional investigations followed.
My hope is that under a new administration, someone makes a movie about this. This story needs to be told. I cannot think of two more heroic men than the two Seals. They left safety to aid fellow Americans not only knowing they were outnumbered, but that they would be stripped of rank and ruined by politically correct officers if they survived.
...this just in...from burned-out, liberal "entertainer", old Neil Young...who bravely wrote "Ohio" when Nixon was president (...but forgot to write a song when clinton 's hacks burned alive 77 men , women , and children in Waco....???)...
Ten parties and fun in Vegas So many celebs to see Al qaeda in Libya killing Four dead in Benghazi
Gonna get down to it Media covering his a** It's clear he doesn't know what to do What if you knew them And found them dead on the grass How can you vote for the fool?
3 AM and the phone is ringing He's gotta get back to sleep Have to play golf with Clooney Four dead in Benghazi
Gonna get down to it Start projecting the lies Blaming it all on You Tube Looks like he knew it And ignored all their cries How can you vote for the fool?
I sent the following to every local paper I know, here in MN and back home in Iowa:
"Our press has become so terribly biased that they'd see the country go down in flames before standing up to democrats. I'm including a link to an excellent article on the Bengazi nightmare written by Col. Ken Allard.
Here's a stunning line: "Each time, they were shamefully turned down. One of those defenders, Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, was apparently able to use a laser designator to pin-point the location of the mortar that eventually killed him. It would have been an easy shot for American pilots had any been ordered to respond."
This administration stood by and let these brave Americans be slaughtered, even though we had resources, eager and capable, that could have stopped this. How do these people sleep at night?
If they were willing to let this go down, what else are they capable of? Why does the DHS have 1.4 billion rounds of ammo? Why is NASA now a muslim outreach program? Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, might be a duck. The press is supposed to inform the public, not deceive it. The truth please, if not now, when? When it's too late? You live in the same country we do, and one of the first things totalitarians do is eliminate free press, oops, as if we have one. And, in AMERICA. How very sad and shameful."
I did commend the DesMoines Register for endorsing Romney.
My son was a drone operator while he was in the Army. Two tours Iraq, one Afrcrapistan. Those are real people flying those drones and I would not be surprised if somehow someway somehow some day this story comes out of the frustration of watching our brave heroes being attacked and not being able to assist.
I keep thinking that when Obama went to bed on 9/11/2012 he was thinking everything was going according to plan--Ambassador Stevens had been kidnapped. In the morning he discovered Stevens was actually dead.
Every time I hear Panetta say they wouldn't send more people ''into harm's way'' without more intelligence, it infuriates me. Isn't that what the military is all about? They do go into harm's way when needed. What if the NYC firemen said at the first 9/11 that they wouldn't go into harm's way to rescue people?
Don't forget to give Bret Baer from Fox New credit for his work on this. Bless the people there who are delving into the betrayal of those men who died.
This is making me physically sick. Yesterday I sent emails to all the networks and CNN. I demanded that they accurately and fairly cover this story. I urge everyone who feels the President and his minions are responsible for the death of these men do the same. Those Navy SEALS knew they were going to die and fought to the end. God bless them and their families.
It was a cloudy and windy day and I watched a lot of Fox News yesterday. Everybody to a person, with the exception of that obnoxious Alan Colmes, was UPset about the new details. Pat Caddell was furious, the woman liberal on the press show with John Scott? had nothing good to say and even argued a bit with Alan. He interrupted everyone the whole show so he knew he was defending the indefensible. There were military people on various shows and they were not holding back.
People have started openly declaring obama a liar and not mincing words. And, it's about time. This should not end if they lose the election and we have to make sure our Congresscritters don't allow it to end. This is one obama CANNOT get away with, not this time.
0bama is not a leader; he likes to brag about killing Osama Bin Laden, but he used intelligence gathered by water boarding (which he vehemently opposed), and he walked off the golf course to watch the seals go in and shoot Osama in the eye. Yet, when he is called upon to be a real leader and save an ambassador and three Navy seals, he is afraid to give the order. He probably worried that if it went badly, it would affect his reelection chances. No, 0bama shows no leadership qualities at all.
I finally heard a woman call in on Cspans Washington Journal and say that bammy should be impeached for the Benghazi disaster. She really ripped obama a new one and rightly so. How is it that the media so studiously ignores this and how do they get away with it?
Seemed like an out-there conspiracy paranoia but increasingly seems likely that the "Kidnap In Benghazi to trade for the blind Sheikh" plot was unfolding and brave Tyrone Wood was gumming up the works. This is high treason. No other word for it.
Benghazi is going viral on Facebook. People all over the country are posting articles and links for family and friends. Word IS getting out. Ironic how Facebook is figuring in this story. We must spread the word by any means possible to defeat Obama on November 6th.
Why would Obama and Biden do such a thing? Because to launch a military operation against an al-Qaida affiliate on the anniversary of 9/11 would have exposed the hollowness of their boast through convention week and the days thereafter – that Osama was dead, and al-Qaida was finished. And so Ty Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Chris Stevens were left to die, and a decision taken to blame an entirely irrelevant video and, as Secretary Clinton threatened, "have that person arrested." And, in the weeks that followed, the government of the United States lied to its own citizens as thoroughly and energetically as any totalitarian state, complete with the midnight knock-on-the-door from not-so-secret policemen sent to haul the designated fall guy into custody.
This goes far beyond the instinctive secretiveness to which even democratic governments are prone.
The right thing to do today would be for each one from the President down to pack a suitcase and walk out of the WH and wait for impeachment to begin. But that would leave an incompetent VP with no class in charge. Therefore US voters will pack for all of them on November 6. Disgraceful that human beings could watch the murder of four Americans for hours and refuse help all for political gain and even more disgraceful is a MSM that would cover for them by pretending it didn't happen.
The media are colluding with this vile administration and are responsible for holding the truth hostage along with aiding in a cover up of this horrific scandal. We are tired of them shoveling out lies and distortions, especially when acts of terror have been committed. They are stonewalling the people from the knowing the truth. Thank God for FOX. Wouldn't it be great to see the Press prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? One can dream.
Pravda(the press) is in full CYA mode. It's not on the mainland USA so they think they can ignore and cover for the willful disregard for American lives serving their country bravely exhibited by this coward called obama. Thank God for alternatives to his propaganda machine.
A question for any knowing Ldotters: What, if any, circumstances would allow the taxpayers to kick Zippy off of his perks after he's out of office? (Secret Service detail for life, retirement ? benefits, etc.) Would a successful impeachment do it? (not that I think the GOP could get that job done)
The only coherent timeline on the heroic fight and Betrayal in Benghazi I have found: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/benghazi-a-reader-assesses-the-evidence.php
The complicit mainstream media promotes the confusion and Obama spins, lies and blame shifts under cover of it. Bottomline is that our soldiers in Benghazi fought for 7 hours, dozens of lives were saved. Support that would have saved Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty was denied. Someone is lying.
Thanks for posting that link #56.. it is the best Ive seen and very thorough...down to the dress of the terrorist in the much publicized picture. This from one of us.. just someone who took it upon his own to find the truth. Nothing is classified. The MSM keeps forgetting that unlike in times of old.. we have resources to get our information. Pass this article on to you facebook page and to everyone in your contacts.
What this boils down to was that our President made a conscience choice to feed our people to terrorist animals perpetrating an organized attack on our country on the anniversary of 9/11, then blame it on anything but what it really was: A Conscience Choice on his part! Then yet another conscience choice to blame it on US causing this so-called muslim outrage which was nothing but a smoke screen for an armed attack on our country. I think there is a name for that kind of conscience choice! I'm really tired of fabricated, so-called muslim outrage. I'm really tired of fabricated, so-called liberal outrage. I'm really tired of fabricated, so-called Black outrage otherwise known as screaming "Racism" at the drop of a pin, particularly when this President is criticized. What we have here is nothing less that a conscience act of criminal negligence, something to be legitimately outraged about, yet it is all but ignored by the MSM Alphabets. Where is our outrage?
I have wondered why the WH blamed the attack on a video instead of calling it an attack. The answer now seem clear. If they say it was all about a video, the administration can blame America and say we deserved this. If it was an attack, the blame is on the Islamists.
poster 59 is correct. Theople were sacrificed. If one reads the record, Obie went to bed between waves of the attack. Probably told folks not to wake him. Maybe they were just ignored to death, but it was a deliberate thing, their dying. The dems are out of options now, and will have to begin eating each other.
It's clear there is crime taking place in the Obama, Holder, Reid, Puglosi, Jaret, Waxman, commie White House packed full of comrade conspirators. On the outside, protecting all of this terror business is the Diane Sawyer Anderson Cooper, Tom Brokaw TV Traitors to the Truth that keep these crimes out of the public eye. The almost dominating mainstream press, spews the Party Line in ways not unlike Stalin's KGB, Hitler's Goebells censored, restricted totally controlled "news". Tragic times made more tragic by the rich Diane Sawyers.
It should cost Obama, Clinton, Jarrett, hundreds, perhaps thousands, more than an election. They should have no chance for the rest of their lives - some of them very short - to enjoy the lucre they have made selling us out.
The combination of the "consulate" story in Benghazi combined with what is more and more clearly a blown CIA operation, a "Fast and Curious" gun-running operation to the Muslim Brotherhood confederates (aka "freedom fighters") in Syria via Turkey is beginning to peek through the "fog of war" rationalization of incompetence.
We are in the opening moves of the end game of the progressive coup d'etat that has been going on for the last 90 years. Obama is just the hand puppet in the empty suit, but he and his cohorts are not going to go quietly.
There are three possibilities: 1. Obama will win the election and drop any shred of pretense of constitutional government. 2. Obama will recognize that he is going to lose and engineer a dramatic escalation of the Libya fiasco into open war - within the next 10 days! 3. Obama will lose the election and try to accomplish #2 during his lame duck and try to justify refusing to cede the office to Romney on January 20.
In each case the outcome will eventually be decided by our military. We have already seen where the very top brass stand. The sacking of the top general and admiral in the area after Benghazi makes that clear.
Think this is paranoia? Is there a single example of Obama yielding to the constitution on any important point is his first four years?
The recognition that the CIC has abandoned the constitution does not relieve military officers from their own oaths of office. It makes their oath exponentially more binding, and that oath is not to the president - it is to the constitution!
Too bad this SCANDAL isnt being covered by the willing dupe corrupt enemedia hacks who are LAP DOG RUMP SWABS....I despise them as much as I despise what Barry Soetoro stands for AND FOR WHAT COMES OUT OF THE FILTHY MOUTH OF HIS PARTNER JoeBiteMe....They will be defeated and de-elected by the majority of good American voters who will save this country from their Marxist disastrous decisions! Go Mitt! Go Paul! Lets win! And thank you Col. Ken Allard, we need more like you to tell the people what the ass-press stubbornly and politically refuses to do.
Again obama was willing to see 30 Americans murdered. The 4 stayed behind and sacrificed their lives.
30 people dead and obama did not care. He does not care about the 300+ Mexicans or the US border guards or US ranchers killed by weapons he has been selling to the drug dealers either or the coming millions under obamacare where you will be denied medical care as they do in all the other socialist states.
Those who were saved best come out publically and testify.
I wonder why they have not?? Did obama state they will be prosecuted if they do?
55, not pretending to be knowledgeable on this, but I would think it would take special legislation to strip Obama of his perks. Then, of course, he and his army of shysters would just fight it all the way to the SCOTUS.
I haven't posted in a while. Consistently reading my favorite website but too busy to post. This really makes me angry. God bless these brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice. I will be praying for their families. Thanks to a few brave men including Col. Kenn Allard and the folks at FOX news for reporting the flipping truth. I absolutely hate the thought of a rescue being told to "stand down." I want to know who exactly gave those orders. And I want him to be revealed for their cowardice. I'm more convinced now than ever that there is a battle for good versus evil.
Thanks 74 for the info. It really sticks in my craw that obama and "catfish"*** biden will be drawing any sort of benefits from our country after they're gone from office. I'd gladly allow some tax dollars to fund a proper investigation and to purchase a time-share at Leavenworth for them all. ***"Catfish" -- All mouth and no brains.
Reply 2,3 "What sort of person could possibly vote for this president now?"
The sort of person who does not know who he really is and what he has done. Hence, the firewall of silence in the mainstream news media. But no firewall is completely fireproof. And, God is really, really good at bringing down walls. Remember Jericho? He was there when it was built and knew exactly what type of pressure it would take to bring it down. Pray.
"Journalistic Integrity" is an oxymoron when referring to the MSM. Don't look for them to question Barry, or to publish the answers if someone else does their job for them. They are nothing but political hacks. Thank God for Fox News!
This incident is disturbingly similar to what happened to the USS Liberty during the 6 Day War. Look it up if you aren't familiar. The commander of the Liberty sent a coded message that went directly to the WH situation room and the Pentagon,among other places, when his ship was attacked by Israeli AF. The captain of the USS Kitty Hawk had fighters sitting on deck ready to launch, waiting for the command to proceed to come from the WH or the Pentagon. The order was NEVER sent, and dozens of US sailors were killed by our "ally." This, however, sounds like cold blooded murder.
Our government is staffed with traitors, from top to bottom, in the executive branch, and some in the legislative and judicial. It is sickening what is going on, and I'm very angry. I hope I speak for millions.
Today at church as I was passing along the hallway, a guy held up an Etch-a-Sketch left on a bench by a child, and pompously said, "look, this is what Mitt Romney is all about!", and waved it around. I kept on walking, but wish I had stopped and said, "do you assume everyone here agrees with YOU?" I guess he does. Disgusting.
I haven't had a chance to read all the blogs but an idea struck me rather hard. Look at the pictures of the four Americans Obama "allowed" to be killed. Had he unleashed the AC-130 on the attackers how many of the dead would have been muslim? Connect those dots and we have grounds for all sorts of legal activity. Obama is, indeed, a very subtle "card" player. SOB.
Thank you, Col. Allard, for coming forth and telling us what was happening. A great article! I cannot understand how honorable men can tolerate such as goes on within our government. If I worked there, I'd be fired the first day!
Galesburg,IL--In a week when he tried to focus attention on the struggles of the middle class, President Obama said in an interview that he was worried that years of widening income inequality and the lingering effects of the financial crisis had frayed the country’s social fabric and undermined Americans’ belief in opportunity. (Snip)“If we don’t do anything, then growth will be slower than it should be. Unemployment will not go down as fast as it should. Income inequality will continue to rise,” he said. “That’s not a future that we should accept.”
Audacity: Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson eloquently refuses to stay on liberalism´s black plantation. So, naturally, the left seeks his destruction. George Zimmerman´s prosecutors´ star witness, Rachel Jeantel — whose contentious, garbled testimony backfired badly — told CNN´s Piers Morgan of the jury that heard her, "They old. That´s old-school people. We in a new school, our generation." As she experiences her 15 minutes of fame, Jeantel would no doubt lump Benjamin Carson in with the "old-school people." But these two black Americans represent the different paths available to everyone in a free country, regardless of ethnicity.
President Obama is announcing for the umpteenth time he´s going to "pivot" to fixing the economy — as if that´s ever worked before, since it is he who broke it. That said, Obama will pivot to tiddlywinks if that´s what it takes to get out from under his mountain of scandals. (Snip)Here´s a fun fact: As a lawyer for the Washington law firm Wilmer Hale, Wilkins represented Rev. Wright´s Trinity United Church of Christ in 2007 when the IRS began asking questions about whether the tax-exempt church was too involved in political work for its most prominent member, Sen. Obama.
Trust: Why should anyone believe what the president says about ObamaCare? Last week he touted nonexistent rate cuts and rebate checks. And the White House now admits his promise about keeping your doctor was false. On Thursday, the president tried to shore up the ever-weakening support for ObamaCare by boasting about $100 rebate checks millions of Americans were supposedly getting in the mail thanks to the law´s restrictions on overhead spending by insurance companies. "Millions of Americans opened letters from their insurance companies," Obama said, and "were pleasantly surprised with a check." Not exactly.
A growing number of Americans are getting permission to carry firearms in public—and under their clothes—a development that has sparked concern among some law-enforcement authorities. Applications for "concealed-carry" permits are soaring in many states, some of which recently eased permit requirements. The numbers are driven in part by concern that renewed gun-control efforts soon could constrain access to weapons, along with heightened interest in self-defense in the wake of mass killings in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo.
The Obama administration is assembling a shortlist of candidates to lead the Federal Reserve, in the expectation that chairman Ben Bernanke won´t seek reappointment when his second term at the central bank ends in January, according to people familiar with the matter. (Snip)Mr. Bernanke has left his mark on the U.S. economy with a wave of easy-money policies in response to the 2008 financial crisis, recession and sluggish recovery that followed. His successor will need to figure out how to pull those policies back. If the Fed changes policy too soon, it could undermine the recovery.
Jon S. Corzine, no stranger to bare-knuckle brawls after spending nearly 40 years on Wall Street and in New Jersey politics, now faces the biggest fight of his career: a showdown with the United States government. (Snip)In another call that month, the global treasurer indicated that the firm’s liquidity “situation” was “not sustainable” and that “we have to tell Jon that enough is enough. We need to take the keys away from him.” If found liable, Mr. Corzine and Ms. O’Brien could face fines and possibly a ban from trading commodities.
Dakar, Senegal--As a freshman senator from Illinois, Barack Obama told a packed auditorium in Kenya’s capital, “I want you all to know that as your ally, your friend and your brother, I will be there in every way I can.” But he will not be there. (Snip)Despite decades of American investment to promote stability in the volatile region of East Africa, Kenya just elected a president indicted by the International Criminal Court, accused of bankrolling death squads driven by ethnic rivalry. It was the outcome that Washington had desperately tried to avoid,
A prominent corporate lawyer in Chicago has been accused by an Illinois disciplinary board of charging the firm for phony expenses, including about $70,000 in taxi trips, $35,000 in sporting events and a Thanksgiving celebration at his country club. Lee M. Smolen, a partner at DLA Piper, the world’s largest law firm, was named in a complaint filed this month by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. Before joining DLA, Mr. Smolen was a longtime partner at Sidley Austin. (Snip) In 1988, Michelle Robinson was a young Sidley lawyer
Sanford, Fla--The screams are clearly coming from a distraught male, whose repeated cries for help end abruptly with a gunshot. What is not clear from a recording of a 911 call, however, is the identity of the screamer: George Zimmerman, the volunteer community watchman, or Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old he killed that night. (Snip)One [expert witness] concluded that the voice was not Mr. Zimmerman’s; the other said it was very likely Mr. Martin’s. In an order released on Saturday, the judge in the case, Debra S. Nelson, excluded their testimony. She said the science supporting
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There have been days since her son Ezekiel was born 11 months ago that Los Angeles mom Beth Capper has gone without food to keep up her supply. One friend was arrested for stealing some. It´s not drugs or alcohol or even baby formula that has put her in such a bind. It´s diapers. "There´s no way around buying them," said Capper, a 41-year-old single mother who doesn´t work because of a disability. Across the country, mothers like Capper are facing the same predicament. According to a report published Monday in the
It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. But within a decade, it is expected that the ocean which the village of Kivalina has so relied on will completely destroy it--creating America´s first climate change refugees. Temperatures in the Arctic region of Alaska are warming twice as fast as the rest of the U.S, causing ice to retreat, sea levels to rise and coastal erosion to increase. It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. The 400 indigenous Inuit inhabitants of Kivalina, who live
Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic
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FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.” During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a plan that includes universal pre-school and access to day care for working women, and an increase in the minimum wage.
Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.
I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only sensationalized a tragedy but at times appear to deliberately bend the facts to fit a desired story line. Maybe it started with the use of pictures of a younger Martin or with the sudden embrace of the term "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman in order to more easily paint him as a racist. NBC News was the most egregious offender
No matter how much you may hope for it, it seems unlikely that you´ll be using the phrase "Senator Sarah Palin" with any great regularity in 2015. A new poll indicates that the former Alaska governor is about as popular in the state as Barack Obama — which is to say, not very popular at all. But even more surprising, while the former vice presidential candidate has made Alaska a central part of her public image, the state´s residents split on the question of whether Palin is all that Alaskan. Conducted by Public Policy Polling,