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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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Some advice for Democratic candidates from consultants: Don´t use the word "recovery" in your speeches. Associated Press: Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don´t talk about the economic recovery. It´s a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in, and doesn´t convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face." In addition, Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´
Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

´Bitter´ Hank Aaron ´Fed Up´
Readers Took KKK Quotes Out of
Context, Was Referring to ´CEOs,
Corporate America´
Breitbart Sports, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:33:57 PM     Post Reply
Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron is reportedly "upset" and "bitter" because he feels that readers -- not the reporter who wrote the story -- took his comments that implied those who opposed President Barack Obama´s policies now wear "neckties and starched shirts" instead of KKK hoods out of context. And the reporter who wrote the story is claiming Aaron should not have to apologize for something he never said because Aaron was talking about CEOs, American society, and corporate America and not referring to a political party. Last week, in a story that appeared the day before Aaron was honored

Bryan Singer Drops Out of DC
´Creativity Conference´ With
Joe Biden (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter, by Tina Daunt    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:51:55 PM     Post Reply
The "X-Men" director, who is accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy, is no longer set to appear at the May 2 conference along with the vice president, a source tells THR. Beleaguered X-Men director Bryan Singer has dropped out of an upcoming “Creativity Conference” in Washington, a source tells THR. The filmmaker, who is being sued by a 31-year-old man who alleges Singer sexually abused him in the late 1990s, was scheduled to appear along with Vice President Joe Biden at the conference, which is being co-sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of America, Microsoft and ABC News as

Amy Kremer Resigns from
Tea Party Express
Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:46:20 PM     Post Reply
Amy Kremer, one of the original Tea Party activists who participated in the February 20, 2009 call that launched the movement and played a key role as scheduler of the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies, resigned on Friday as chairman of Tea Party Express, a position which she has held since the summer of 2009. Tea Party Express, a political action committee known for its national bus tours, was one of the first national organizations to successfully raise money through appeals to Tea Party supporters and activists. The group played a significant role in helping Tea Party

Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into
law, but says he won´t enforce it
Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:10:21 PM     Post Reply
President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won´t enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress´s concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation," Obama said in his signing statement.



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Kim Novak responds to post-
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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Michelle Obama Riverdances
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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
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Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Glen Campbell has been
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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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