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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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Last night, Chris Hayes face off against Assemblywoman Michele Fiore over the ongoing saga of the Bundy Ranch. Fiore reminds us why we love TV. (Video) Fiore for the win! The Assemblywoman is feisty, unflappable, stays on message, goes at Hayes hard, and comes out looking great. A terrific segment and a good interview by Hayes, amazingly enough. The best part was when she left him flat-footed right at the end after catching him with the slaughter question. Although Hayes salvages the moment for himself with the barbecue crack. You can agree or disagree with Bundy or Fiore all you

IRS Among agencies that hired
license plate-tracking vendor
Bloomberg News, by Kathleen Miller    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 7:40:54 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints. Federal offices such as the Forest Service and the U.S. Air Force´s Air Combat Command chose Livermore, Calif.-based Vigilant Solutions to provide access to license plate databases or tools used to collect plate information, according to government procurement records compiled by Bloomberg. Vigilant, a closely held company, has received such work since 2009. In February, Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

US weighing military exercises
in Eastern Europe
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 7:35:19 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— A Western official says the United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks. The exercises would follow Russia´s buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine´s Crimean Peninsula. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said earlier this week that the U.S. is looking for ways to reassure its NATO allies of its strong commitment to collective defense. The Western official says ground exercises in Poland and Estonia would last about two weeks but that such exercises would continue on a

Ted Cruz Writes Thank You
Letter to Obama in POLITICO
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 7:28:15 PM     Post Reply
This week’s POLITICO Magazine contains an uncharacteristic show of gratitude from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to President Barack Obama. Under the headline “A bipartisan message to Iran,” the senator thanks the president for signing his S 2195 bill into law, which prevents anyone who has engaged in espionage or terrorism against the U.S. from gaining entry to the country via the United Nations. “Thanks to President Obama for joining a unanimous Congress and signing S 2195 into law,” Cruz begins his piece. By giving the president “the authority to deny visas to United Nations ambassadors who are known terrorists,” he

147 immigrants found in
Alton stash house
Monitor [McAllen TX], by Karen Antonacci    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 4:50:24 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Border Control agents detained 147 people suspected of being in the country illegally from a stash house Thursday afternoon in Alton — shortly after 81 people were found hiding in makeshift huts in McAllen. The 147 people were discovered in a house at the 8900 block of North Bentsen Palm Drive. Border Patrol spokesman Danny Tirado said he didn’t recall the exact time of the bust, but said it was not too long after the 81 people were found in a brushy area of McAllen northwest of Sprague and North 10th Street about 1 p.m. The 147 people detained

Breaking News: Did Apple’s
Satellite Map App Just Find
the Loch Ness Monster?
Independent Journal Review, by Kyle Becker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 1:41:43 PM     Post Reply
Reports are flying across the Internet about the possibility that Apple’s satellite map app just snapped a pic of the elusive “Loch Ness monster.” Long speculated to be a relative of the dinosaur-era plesiosaur, many have chalked the rumors up to baseless monster talk. Until now. (Photograph) Could this satellite imagery hold a clue that scientists on the hunt have been missing? Could the Loch Ness monster be real?



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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
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The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
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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

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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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.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

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?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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