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Republican probe of Benghazi
attacks turns to Hillary Clinton

Washington Post, by Philip Rucker

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 5/8/2013 6:52:16 AM

Republican lawmakers, who have spent months seeking to tie President Obama to last year’s deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, are increasingly focusing their probe on a new target: former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton. The GOP-led investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012, assaults that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others now centers heavily on the State Department and whether officials there deliberately misled the public about the nature of the assault. Three State Department officials are scheduled to testify before a House committee on Wednesday about the Benghazi attack and its aftermath.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 5/8/2013 6:59:28 AM     (No. 9315999)

How much is obama paying you Philip? If you ever decide to remove your lips from obama´s cheeks, there is a product that will neutralize the superglue that is attaching you to obama. It is called acetone.

{Just doing my part to help the sycophants that surround obama.)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 5/8/2013 7:04:11 AM     (No. 9316008)

We need a National Witch Museum. Wax statues of Hildabeast and Nancy Pilosi in the lobby.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grambo, 5/8/2013 7:09:30 AM     (No. 9316016)

At Columbia J-School this piece is called reporting; in the business world it’s called advertising copy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 5/8/2013 7:12:49 AM     (No. 9316020)

Hmmmmm, the embassies are a State Department function, HRC was Secretary of State. What was the "lawmakers" first clue in making the connection? She will eventually take the fall, but Fuzzhead, being CIC of the armed forces that never made the show, is the real criminal.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wtm, 5/8/2013 7:24:44 AM     (No. 9316041)

And don´t let the media say that this is a political witchhunt by Republicans.

Obama made this a "Political" item, when he decided it was better to cover it up to win an election !!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bubby, 5/8/2013 7:34:17 AM     (No. 9316057)

Limbaugh theorem - Before Obama went to bed he told Hillary and Panetta to handle it so what happened can´t possibly be his fault! I know nothing will happen to any of them. I don´t know how they can sleep at night having let those Americans die just to protect a Presidential campaign. Life has always been cheap to leftists. The ends justifies the means in practice. Very sad days in America.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: quantumman, 5/8/2013 7:56:08 AM     (No. 9316093)

#6, you are correct: Life has always been cheap to leftist, viz., Stalin, Mao, Gosnell. Means = end.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: cobieone, 5/8/2013 8:02:47 AM     (No. 9316110)

Amen #1!!!!! Philip Rucker just made a donkey´s butt of himself. How dare the Republican lawmakers tie the President of the United States and Secretary of State to the "US diplomatic mission in Benghazi". Zero and Hillary are responsible for much more important issues, like anti-Islam videos and gay basketball players, and such!

Nice job Philip Rucker and Washington Post. Not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: reilly, 5/8/2013 8:07:37 AM     (No. 9316118)


Don´t forget to keep showing Dumbo and Kankles welcoming the bodies back. It was all a lie.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 5/8/2013 8:10:14 AM     (No. 9316122)

This investigation gives new meaning to "sacred cow".

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jebediah, 5/8/2013 8:13:31 AM     (No. 9316128)

Just read that Brian Williams is one of THE most trusted newsmen in America, which is a LOL JOKE! I will put $ on it,that he, and his fellow main stream media t.v. and newspaper folk only mention this hearing to batter the whistle blowers and to provide cover for Hillary and Obama. The very FACT that Obama signed off at 5 p.m. on 9/11 last year and went to bed so he could be fresh for a Texas fundraiser the next morning says it all. Williams may be "trusted" but you have to ask, trusted by whom? Not by anyone who is the slightest bit informed, which is why I never bother with network news anymore.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: M2, 5/8/2013 8:15:48 AM     (No. 9316134)

“They’re [Republicans] no longer going after the White House, perhaps because the president’s not running for reelection, and they’re going after the former secretary of state, perhaps because she will be.”

It´s staggering how Democrats never, never imagine that another Democrat could actually be at fault. To them, it´s always mean, nasty Republicans out to score political points.

Have Democrats looked in the mirror recently regarding their smears on Palin, Bachmann, Allen West, Clarence Thomas, Romney, Dr. Carson et al? The slightest scent that a conservative will run for POTUS brings out the long knives -- it doesn´t matter that the candidates may be good for America. If they´re bad for liberalism, that´s all that matters.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: artman1746, 5/8/2013 8:18:14 AM     (No. 9316136)

Notice how the writer portrays the Republicans as nothing but political all the way thru the story? It´s not that the administration is hiding something, you understand; it´s that the Republicans are trying to stir things up for political gain! Flip the sides and the Dems would be portrayed as just wanting to get to the truth while the Republicans would be the stonewallers. It´s how it´s done in The Post.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MattMusson, 5/8/2013 8:21:29 AM     (No. 9316149)

Anybody remember the Bay Of Pigs?



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Reply 15 - Posted by: smcchk, 5/8/2013 8:24:26 AM     (No. 9316156)

Oh my, Obama is just the CIC and Hillary was only the SoS. Why should they be the targets of the mean GOP efforts to investigate, I mean, to embarrass them over this little kerfuffle in Libya?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 5/8/2013 8:31:20 AM     (No. 9316165)

I lived in the D.C. area in 1972-74 and I read this same newspaper´s daily reporting on what became known as Watergate.
What I don´t remember was the WaPo reporting how Democrats were ´seeking to tie´ Nixon to the break-in or ´focusing their probe on a new target.´
Benghazi´s being reported as a political witchhunt. Watergate was reported as the righteous hunt for truth and the American Way.
Media bias goes way, way back.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: stryker714, 5/8/2013 8:34:32 AM     (No. 9316171)

They´ll use classic socialist dodges. If they can´t win on facts and timelines they´ll try to eclipse with other agenda, project, say it´s a witch hunt, it´s because Hillary is (kind of) a woman, investigation is only because she´s running for president. After all the lies she´s already been caught in, she and her cronies have quite a bit of mopping up to do. ´ can´t wait to hear Elijah Cummings and the sad-brow face, in Academy Award mode for his usual "in the name of humanity" disposition on investigations into Democrats. Heartless, just heartless, lol.

I believe that Clinton certainly did leave office over Benghazi. Hopefully the Repubs will be aggressive. The butt kissing foreplay/speeches will hopefully not be so prevalent this time-hard to take.

Hillary is like Darth Vader tumbling in outer space in a damaged space capsule, just waiting. Oh she´s coming back, definitely coming back, once she thinks she´s out of harms way.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: kahunavol, 5/8/2013 8:37:11 AM     (No. 9316177)

If the investigation involved Republicans the headline would begin with the word Congressional.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lakerman1, 5/8/2013 8:38:30 AM     (No. 9316182)

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Reply 20 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/8/2013 8:38:33 AM     (No. 9316183)

No, the Obama media has turned to covering for Hillary Clinton. The Republican probe is focusing on questioning the witnesses that were there, rather than listening to the WH and State Dept, who were not.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 5/8/2013 8:39:30 AM     (No. 9316186)

A Navy Seal´s mother is not an immediate relative?

Sounds like that policy was written by the same State Department that composed Susan Rice´s Benghazi "talking points."

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lakerman1, 5/8/2013 8:43:11 AM     (No. 9316193)

How far will reporters go to protect this administration? Here is an example.
Last night, Andrea Mitchell was on Chrissie Matthews, and she said that the request for a show of force by having an F 16 flyover was impossible to accomplish, because ´it takes a couple of hours to get an F 16 into the air.´
That is so stupid, it amazes me. We had F 16 aircraft into the air in a couple of minutes, flown by Air National Guard pilots, on 9/11/01, who had been authorized to shoot down the aircraft that crashed in Pennsylvania. Every military unit has pilots and aircraft ready to scramble and take off.
Shame on you, Andrea. An shame on you, Chrissie, for not correcting Andrea.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lindamay, 5/8/2013 8:44:55 AM     (No. 9316201)

In the meantime, where´s the poor guy they three in jail for his video?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: lana720, 5/8/2013 8:48:45 AM     (No. 9316209)

God love this Mom! She and all the families need and deserve the truth! All of us deserve the truth. I don´t care whose ox is gored.
There is no shelf life on truth.
I also want to know exactly where and with whom the CIC was during the entire evening and night.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 5/8/2013 8:51:57 AM     (No. 9316217)

I was not aware PIAPS was so delicate; funny thing is: I seem to remember she was pretty tough when it came to Watergate and character assassination of Republicans (AKA: the enemy.)

Put an intelligent question to a Dem and get the old ´´Republican attacks´´ routine.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: chicodon, 5/8/2013 8:59:45 AM     (No. 9316228)

Typical WaPo tripe. They are trying to stop a train that´s left the station. Their feeble attempt to shape the story...

"The GOP-led investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012, assaults that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others now centers heavily on the State Department and whether officials there deliberately misled the public about the nature of the assault."
"To Democrats, the efforts amount to a baseless and less-than-subtle crusade..."

Sorry. It´s about much more than the aftermath. All this proves to me is that Democrats and their media are all complicit.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: LZK, 5/8/2013 9:00:02 AM     (No. 9316229)

The story here philip of the washington compost -- is the narrative was manufactured to help obama get re/elected. IF the truth about the murder of our Americans in Benghazi had been told -- he would never have won...

So congratulations you got him re/elected -- and now -- you are trying to take the heat of the "what difference does it make" candidate...

It makes a BIG difference. It´s called competent leaders....

LZK

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Freeloader, 5/8/2013 9:00:10 AM     (No. 9316230)

It really is a mystery how a former "Goldwater Girl," raised in the United Methodist Church and the onetime pride of Park Ridge, Illinois, could go so wrong...Surely future historians, studying Madame Hilda´s long descent into darkness, will be scratching their heads in utter bewilderment for many years to come.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: udanja99, 5/8/2013 9:01:51 AM     (No. 9316236)

If there were one molecule of honor, honesty or shame on the left side of the aisle the headline would read...

BIPARTISAN probe of Benghazi attacks turns to Hillary Clinton

( and Barack Obama )

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Reply 30 - Posted by: varkdriver, 5/8/2013 9:04:54 AM     (No. 9316241)

#23, one of my former students later transitioned to the F-15C and was sitting alert at Otis Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts that morning and was scrambled and airborne in about 5 minutes and flying toward NYC above the Mach. You´re right; the more this administration tries to lie and cover up, the worse they smell.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: JAN, 5/8/2013 9:16:05 AM     (No. 9316264)

We´ve gone from a cabal who have decided fathers are unnecessary to a cabal who has decided mothers aren´t part of the family either.

REVOLTING

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 5/8/2013 9:16:44 AM     (No. 9316266)

Watergate was about a silly little break in and no one died. This cover up should be bipartisan, and probably is, but the lame stream press won´t report it that way. This is not a witch hunt but to find out why 4 Americans were left behind to die. And it does matter.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 5/8/2013 9:17:11 AM     (No. 9316267)

I think she went off the rails either when she discovered she wasn´t named after Sir Edmund Hillary or when she was told she couldn´t join the Marines, #29.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Zumkopf, 5/8/2013 9:20:53 AM     (No. 9316277)

Fascinating that the WaPo managed to write a fairly lenghty article about the hearings... without ever mentioning the name, let alone the office, of any of the witnesses set to testify at that hearing.

How low the WaPo has fallen. What a hack job.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Shells, 5/8/2013 9:34:25 AM     (No. 9316296)

Upon reading my first thought was, ´how much did the O admin pay Philip to write this garbage?´
And then I realized they of course didn´t pay him anything. He´s not a hooker. He does this sort of deed for free.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/8/2013 9:36:10 AM     (No. 9316300)

The House Oversight Committee Hearing will be at 11.30AM ET today on C-SPAN3. It will also be live-streamed here:

http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/benghazi-exposing-failure-and-recognizing-courage/

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Reply 37 - Posted by: dolphin, 5/8/2013 9:43:20 AM     (No. 9316308)

The headline is misleading. Attacks are ALWAYS aimed at Republicans. They hate us with every fiber of their being and there is nothing that will do but to have us gone.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: artlover, 5/8/2013 9:51:56 AM     (No. 9316317)

Nothing will touch Obama or Hillary in this,. They will work someway to get around it. The whole bunch of them as guilty as they can be, but it will never come to be known. They will talk their way out of it. It has been happening ever since they have been there and this will not stop them. The Republicans will let them get away with anything and this time next week, they will be the winners.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 5/8/2013 10:04:14 AM     (No. 9316339)

Come now #13, you should know that vampires can´t see anything when they look into the mirror! /s

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Reply 40 - Posted by: geronimo, 5/8/2013 10:29:51 AM     (No. 9316399)

Please, someone, before I reach for a barf bag, tell me I´m not reading what I´m reading:

"If Hillary Clinton is not responsible for the before, during and after mistakes... it´s somebody close," Issa said. "There certainly are plenty of people close to the former secretary who knew, and apparently were part of the problem."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57583388/benghazi-whistleblowers-head-to-house-committee/

If Hillary is not responsible??? After the gallons of ink expended over the last week on how Hillary is going to pilloried for Benghazi, am I seeing Issa unlocking the back door so PIAPS can make a run for it?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/8/2013 10:30:14 AM     (No. 9316402)

The House Oversight Committee hearing on Benghazi will be broadcast today on C-SPAN3 at 11.30AM ET. It appears that it will also stream at cspan.org online and at the House Oversight Committee´s website.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: kjack, 5/8/2013 10:31:16 AM     (No. 9316405)

Washington-area Virginia Congress-critter Gerry Connelly on local news labeled the hearings "McCarthy" this morning, even before they started.

By the bye, McCarthy was right.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Scout Finch, 5/8/2013 11:00:37 AM     (No. 9316476)

She was very smart — at some level because she’s been through so many of these kinds of situations in the past..."

I´ll say she has. HillaryCare hearings, Rose Law Firm hearings. Travelgate. Whitewater. Am I missing any?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 5/8/2013 11:02:47 AM     (No. 9316483)

If a MOTHER is not immediate family, then who is ? The Obama Administration is truly filled with insane individuals. and then WHY is Michelle Obama´s mother being housed in the White House, since she is not immediate family.
I feel she is part of the family, but according to this Administration, she just doesn´t belong.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Geelabeela828, 5/8/2013 11:10:33 AM     (No. 9316498)

#45: Yes: Paula Jones, Juanita Broaderick, Kathleen Wiley and Vince Foster to name a few...

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Reply 46 - Posted by: qr4j, 5/8/2013 11:27:57 AM     (No. 9316531)

The focus needs to be (1) finding out who committed the slahter AND (2) understanding why our government´s response to the crisis was so incredibly poor.

On the first point: No one has been brought to justice so far -- and it´s been "so long ago" that his happened, according to the White House spokesperson.

On the second point: We cannot yet learn from mistakes made, and therefore prevent it from happening again (something Hillary says she wants to do), BECAUSE the administration refuses to be forthcoming with the details of what occurred.

The politics here is being played in largest part by the Democrats and their defenders in the LSM. The Republicans may play politics with it, but that is secondary or tertiary to finding out THE TRUTH!

By-the-way, scandals SHOULD have political consequences for the bad actors. Hillary should pay a political price, if not a legal one.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Avanti1, 5/8/2013 11:35:13 AM     (No. 9316558)

I guess the Washington Post is uninterested in the truth.

If the truth and nothing but the truth had been provided by the Obama Administration there would be no need for investigations and Congressional Hearings.

Truth is subject to no statute of limitations and no political bias. The left does not acknowledge that truth, based on facts and logic, is more important than promoting their failed ideological vision.

Two quotes from the great Thomas Sowell come to mind:

"It’s bad enough that so many people believe things without any evidence. What is worse is that some people have no conception of evidence and regard facts as just someone else´s opinion."

and

"It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance."


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Reply 48 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 5/8/2013 11:36:05 AM     (No. 9316554)

The mission in this madness has yet to be fully explained. What was being undertaken in Benghazi was not consulate business.
They were arming the Muslim Brotherhood, aka Syrian rebels, with Quadaffi´s leftover weapons, bought and collected in the warehouses on the compound. Chris Stephens was the bagman. The buyers in the MB kidnapped the Ambassador, raped him, stole the weapons and the money. Now was that also part of the plan, the excuse, and was he sacrificied to make it happen?
Will the ten foot pole be long enough to touch this? I don´t think so.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Butch59, 5/8/2013 12:03:52 PM     (No. 9316613)

One big problem with Congressional investigations is that the questions are ask by lifetime politicians. And their questions are generally phrased with political overtones. If Issa really wanted to get to the bottom of things, he would hire a good, conservative, prosecutor to do the questioning. Someone who is accustomed to asking probing question of witnesses. But, they never do. So it all ends up being a political showcase. Sad.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: LAW428, 5/8/2013 12:13:36 PM     (No. 9316636)

Just adding to #6 and #8...Life is cheap to the left, especially when the opposition gets in the way. When the left gets full control, history has proven that exterminating all who resist them IS the end game.

Just think about it.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/8/2013 2:21:23 PM     (No. 9316860)

Has #49 listened to Reps. Gowdy, Jordan and Chaffetz - to name a few?

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Reply 52 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/8/2013 2:29:13 PM     (No. 9316873)

Rep. Trey Gowdy:

Before his election to Congress, he was the solicitor (district attorney) for the state´s Seventh Judicial Circuit, comprising Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. From 1994 to 2000, he was a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney´s Office in South Carolina.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trey_Gowdy

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How often have you heard a Democrat prattle on and on about how well Barack Obama has done with the economy, given the mess he inherited? Usually, it’s some version of, “Things are getting better, but the economy the President started with was so awful, so he’s done as well as anyone could expect.”When Ronald Reagan took over from Jimmy Carter in ’81, things were actually worse economically compared to when Obama took over from George W. Bush in ’08. Consider these three important comparisons of economic indicators, then and now: - Unemployment was at 10.8% versus 7.7% - Inflation (Consumer

Obama´s new White House Counsel
is veteran of handling scandals
in Clinton White House
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 4:23:05 PM     Post Reply
Tea leaf readers may want to pay close attention to a staff change at the White House. The lawyer who claims that “when an IRS audit found that the tax collection agency had been targeting conservative political groups,” it was her “decision not to tell the president about the findings, in an attempt to shield Obama from charges he interfered in the investigation” is being replaced with a lawyer who is a veteran of the scandals in the Clinton White House, including Whitewater, and who represented him in the Monica Lewinsky investigation. Justin Sink reports in The Hill: President Obama

Candidate Says Iraq War Veteran
Opponent Not Up for a ´Real Job’
Breitbart InstaBlog, by Elizabeth Sheld    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 4:16:23 PM     Post Reply
Maryland´s Attorney General Douglas Gansler accused his opponent, Iraqi war vet and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, of not being capable of a ´real job´. Gansler and Brown are both fighting over the democrat nomination for Governor in Maryland, so this is a case of democrat on democrat violence. Gansler was speaking at a Tech Council of Maryland event when he unloaded the following comments about Brown: "I´m running against somebody who has never managed anybody, never run anything, his ads are about how he’s a lawyer in Iraq, and that’s all fine and good but this is a real job."

A Top Hospital Opens Up to
Chinese Herbs as Medicines
Wall Street Journal, by Sumathi Reddy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 3:00:44 PM     Post Reply
Lyndhurst, Ohio -Christina Lunka appeared nervous and excited as she sat in the Chinese herbal therapy center recently opened by the Cleveland Clinic. The 49-year-old had been to many doctors seeking help for ongoing issues that included joint pain and digestive problems. Now the Kirtland, Ohio, resident was hoping to find relief through herbal remedies. "Do you have something for inflammation?" Ms. Lunka asked herbalist Galina Roofener during a one-hour consultation. "Absolutely," responded Ms. Roofener. "This is for pain, for digestion, for inflammation, all of the above," she said, handing Ms. Lunka a bottle with capsules of an herbal combination called

Michelle Obama: Obama family
Sundays are more for napping than church
Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 2:34:16 PM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama told “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” co-hosts Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa that Sundays for the first family have become more about napping, downtime and family time than about church or godly worship. She made the comments in response to a question from the co-hosts during the Easter Egg Roll at the White House, when they asked for a description of a typical Obama family Sunday, Breitbart reported. Mrs. Obama said: “We try to go to church as much as possible, but when the kids get older, you know, Sunday is some kind of practice, rehearsal, birthday

PETA Hits BLM Over
Mass Cattle Grave
Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 2:30:51 PM     Post Reply
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is criticizing the Bureau of Land Management for apparently euthanizing an unknown number of cattle at the Bundy Ranch. “These animals shouldn´t be killed either by the government, or by the rancher who plans to send the cows off to slaughter. The best thing anyone can do to stop the suffering of animals is to go vegan,” PETA´s Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said in a written statement to Breitbart News. The Bundy Ranch Facebook Page, run by Cliven Bundy’s daughter Bailey Bundy Logue, posted photos on Saturday night of a mass



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Obama to free hundreds of drug
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designed to un-do mandatory
sentences from ´War on Drugs´ era

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
lack experience for 2016

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 11:18:06 AM     Post Reply
Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
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New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
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if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
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Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
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It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park

A Marine´s story: Women set up
to fail USMC’s most grueling test

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ABC News, by Martha Raddatz*    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/21/2014 11:13:10 AM     Post Reply
At a petite 5’3’’, Sage Santangelo may not look like a combat fighter at first glance. But the female second lieutenant has never let that hold her back from pursuing her dream of becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up, Santangelo found she was always able to keep up with the guys and enjoyed playing hockey on all boys’ teams. But when she joined the Marines, Santangelo found the playing field changed; she was segregated into female-only training units and as a woman, was relegated to less strenuous physical training than her male counterparts. And that’s why,


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