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White House Chief of Staff knew about
damaging IRS audit, kept Obama in the dark

New York Post, by S.A. MILLER

Original Article

Posted By:FlyRight, 5/20/2013 4:15:03 PM

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Serviced scandal today spread further within the White House and closer to President Obama. White House spokesman Jay Carney today disclosed that Obama’s chief of staff, Dennis McDonough, and other top White House officials had advance warning that the IRS was targeting conservative groups. But he insisted McDonough and the other White House officials purposely kept Obama out of the loop.McDonough “rightly chose not to take action” to inform Obama, Carney told reporters at the daily White House briefing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bob913, 5/20/2013 4:18:22 PM     (No. 9336483)

They are lying.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lazyman, 5/20/2013 4:23:16 PM     (No. 9336490)

Who would believe this?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 5/20/2013 4:23:20 PM     (No. 9336491)

They´re gonna´ need that other Canadian bus we bought for Obama. Too many bumps under the first one.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 5/20/2013 4:24:57 PM     (No. 9336497)

Well, isn´t that what chiefs of staff do, keep their bosses in the dark?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 5/20/2013 4:26:00 PM     (No. 9336498)

FTA: “The cardinal rule here is you do not intervene in an independent investigation."

One of the congressmen said last week during the IRS grilling that using the statement they had no comment because the matter was "under investigation" is now the 5th amendment of politics of this regime. He couldn´t be more correct. They not only don´t know anything they can´t comment because there is an "investigation" involved. 0bama sure didn´t have any qualms making comments about an investigation during the Trayvon Martin nightmare.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 5/20/2013 4:26:52 PM     (No. 9336501)

Isn´t that racist? ´Keeping obomba in the dark" No wonder he needed a heroic Marine to stand with an umbrella to shield him. All his black face would be destroyed. After all, we ALL KNOW he uses make up and hair dye/grey hair help

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nosillod, 5/20/2013 4:28:05 PM     (No. 9336503)

People are jockeying for position to be thrown under the bus. I wonder if there is more under the bus than we realize. Maybe we have been conned into thinking that being thrown under the bus is bad when in fact it is a good thing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: alecto2, 5/20/2013 4:33:05 PM     (No. 9336508)

Buck and BO, like ships in the night, passed without seeing each other.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: juststop, 5/20/2013 4:33:39 PM     (No. 9336509)

Because that big "0" can´t be trusted with the truth!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woodenleg, 5/20/2013 4:37:40 PM     (No. 9336513)

This puts the thing in the White House itself.....can´t blame those two rogue IRS anymore.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ranger Applejack Dawson, 5/20/2013 4:41:59 PM     (No. 9336518)

We can all rest assured White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough will be HELD ACCOUNTABLE by his boss - Prez Obama - for this outrage.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 5/20/2013 4:44:23 PM     (No. 9336519)

Getting all ´logical´ and ´principled´ is just more proof that you white folks are up to your old tricks again. Your old , dead white men were good with words but we still know how we feel. And we´ll pick cotton on this Democrat Plantation so long as we know that we are ´stickin´ it to the man´.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 5/20/2013 4:48:36 PM     (No. 9336523)

OK, I don´t believe them on anything, but for laughs, let´s just say it´s true. Then why isn´t the Kenyan running around firing people and demanding some answers? Nope, he´s just stonewalling, as usual. These are not the actions of an angry pres., they are the actions of a guilty party that is trying to get away with it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: artlover, 5/20/2013 4:52:24 PM     (No. 9336528)

They are not going to tell anyone if they did tell Obama. They are all protecting Obama with every once of energy they have and are lying about the whole thing. We are in a mess in this country that we will never get out of. The only way to get out of it is to throw them all out of office and elect Republicans and that will NEVER happen. We are doomed. Our country is gone, never to be a good country again............

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Reply 15 - Posted by: chance_232, 5/20/2013 5:08:18 PM     (No. 9336542)

ot that I believe this........

Assuming that the "new" revised story is that the Pharaoh didnt know, that implies that not only id the administration incompetent, it is withholding information from the White House occupant. So.....what else are they withholding. That also means that Pharaoh is not actually running his own regime.

But what I really expect that the chief of staff was planning to step down any day anyway.........

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Reply 16 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 5/20/2013 5:08:47 PM     (No. 9336544)

What a crock. These type orders come from the top. Nobody told him because he told THEM.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: trackman999, 5/20/2013 5:09:03 PM     (No. 9336545)

By protecting ( lying about ) obama they are protecting themselves.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 5/20/2013 5:17:47 PM     (No. 9336560)

The cardinal rule is "Protect the president at all costs.". Any other official can fall and be replaced but NOT the president. Carney is right in that most WHs probably DO work this way but you KNOW it WAS discussed with BO. Better for the president to now look disconnected and slightly incompetent than take the hit for condoning these type of actions. Further, the administration members know that if they protect the president, they will end up OK. Even if they are let go some liberal business will pick them up and give them a huge salary as a payoff. If they give up the president they will be targeted, as BO has shown he KNOWS how to do.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Safari Man, 5/20/2013 5:18:18 PM     (No. 9336562)

Obama is like a mushroom. He´s always in the dark, but the BS is coming directly from him.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: Golden, 5/20/2013 5:20:00 PM     (No. 9336564)

And if you believe the headline I have a bridge I´d love to sell to you.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 5/20/2013 5:22:18 PM     (No. 9336567)

Our Dear Lead Hussein Obama´s sycophant toadies know that they serve at the pleasure of El Presidente. Their job is to work their mischief while providing studied plausible deniability.

editorial cartoon idea:

Obama as two monkeys: Hear No Evil, and See No Evil.

No one denies he speaks evil. That´s not at issue.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ocho reales, 5/20/2013 5:22:51 PM     (No. 9336569)

So imagine this: The White House Chief of Staff purposely keeps his boss in the dark regarding these revelations. Sorry folks. I ain´t buying it. There is no Chief of Staff in the Universe that would do that. This is ridiculous in the extreme. You never blindside the Boss. NEVER, and expect to live.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 5/20/2013 5:24:46 PM     (No. 9336572)

Dennis McDonough must have been promised a full and complete pardon, plus a great 6 figure job somewhere after the storm blows through. Otherwise, what idiot would take responsibility for such a disaster?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 5/20/2013 5:25:14 PM     (No. 9336573)

In a real administration, of any kind, withholding bad news from the head is the most disloyal thing you can do. This I have learned from a long variety of experiences.

I cannot imagine this has changed.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Calico Al, 5/20/2013 5:26:31 PM     (No. 9336574)

Mushrooms also need a lot of horse excrement around them to flourish.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Freeloader, 5/20/2013 5:26:42 PM     (No. 9336575)

Of course The Bamster never knew...Just like back in the days when Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik took care of the "Chicago Outfit´s" accounting/distribution records but never let the CEO/Chairman of The Board, Alphonse Capone, see the daily sales figures, debt/credit ledger entries, bank records or income statements.../s

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Reply 27 - Posted by: keekng, 5/20/2013 5:27:02 PM     (No. 9336577)

Isn´t that wonderful. McDonough, etal, will fall on their swords to protect the "one".

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Mickturn, 5/20/2013 5:45:04 PM     (No. 9336589)

So Obie engages his minions to do illegal things then tells them NOT to inform him so he can "legally claim" he knows nothing.

Clever incompetence is what I call that! A true Alinsky tactic and a devious pathetic one at that!

Time for a special prosecutor!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: shurnuff, 5/20/2013 5:52:57 PM     (No. 9336596)

Obama gave them all their marching orders right out in the open.... basically the leftist press to "get FoxNews" and others who were interfering with his plot to fundamentally change America.

I hope some reporters cull these speeches for sound bites.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 5/20/2013 6:03:23 PM     (No. 9336610)

As others have noted -those surrounding Obama use terms to describe him that bring to mind mushrooms and potted plants.
It´s amazing that Obama and his team prefer to be known as bumbling imbeciles and incompetents when we all know that they are devious crooks.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: ocjim, 5/20/2013 6:18:10 PM     (No. 9336629)

Actually, I don´t doubt it. With all the unAmerican and illegal shenanigans this hellbent crew is pulling, they want to keep Obama in the dark and able to maintain deniability and hence his office. This is how they protect him. As long as he is standing --- and him standing is the MOST important priority with them --- they or their replacements can continue their overhaul of the United States of America. If you want the game to continue, others may fall, but not the King.

´´Go play golf, Barry. You don´t want to know what´s going on.´´

At the heart of this intentionally confusing ball of twine and intrigue, cherchez la femme ValJar.
She´s the assistant/minder/life coach who curiously demanded the round-the-clock Secret Service protection.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: dman, 5/20/2013 6:24:59 PM     (No. 9336635)

Even if true, it´s "irrelevant", as Pfeiffer would say. It´s the Emperor´s job to stay on top of things and control his staff, not the other way around. He´s the pResident, not a puppet. (Actually, he is IMO - but that´s another argument.) Ignorance is simply not an excuse.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Libertygal, 5/20/2013 6:29:16 PM     (No. 9336641)

I don´t believe it. Not one word of it. He knew. He ordered it.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/20/2013 6:29:29 PM     (No. 9336643)

The only thing I can think of is that the chief of staff and other top WH officials really hate Obama and want to see him suffer.

Or - Obama really isn´t really the president. They told the "real" president all about it.




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Reply 35 - Posted by: jinx, 5/20/2013 6:31:31 PM     (No. 9336645)

Why would they do that? He should fire the lot of them plus Valerie Jarrett. Bet she knew. I think he did too. They are just covering for him again.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Bison65, 5/20/2013 6:34:58 PM     (No. 9336650)

I believe Obama when he said he first learned of Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal, the media domestic spying scandal, and probably Benghazi also by reading it in the papers. After all he can´t be everywhere at once, and tea bagging with Reggie does have its priority. His father Frank Davis Marshall taught him well.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 5/20/2013 6:37:13 PM     (No. 9336651)

Right. Sure thing. Makes sense. Why not? Perfectly understandable. Standard operating procedure. By the book.

Always the dilemma: are these almost comically mendacious people scoundrels, incompetents, or just liars? It can make one´s head spin as they kaleidoscope and shape-shift from one configuration to the next, never standing still. One instant they seem like radicals, rogues and villains - but in the very next breath they appear to be nothing but incompetent, almost pitiful fools who are in way over their heads.

Somehow, some way, it is all of the above. That is, they -the Obama Gang- are an unstable mix of radicalism, roguery, folly, mendacity and sheer, awe-inspiring, at times nearly unimaginable incompetence. Their efforts to defend their egregious actions and inactions display a pathetic lack of basic political competence as they work hard to make a bad, a very bad situation still worse. One almost -almost, but not quite- feels sorry for them and their remaining supporters.

The rock has been turned over at last - and the hordes of squirmy, crawly, creepy things are suddenly exposed to the light and racing in circles trying to find cover and save themselves.

What an awful crew. How filthy and unclean journalists must now feel when they try to deal with them, the Obama Gang. They must have to hold their noses and take frequent baths. But they -the journalists- are only getting what they deserve. They brought it on themselves. Too bad for the rest of us that they brought it on us, too.

Maybe American journalism can now redeem itself somewhat by beginning to investigate and report the truth about Obama and his gang. If they flub this one, there is no hope left for them - or us.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 5/20/2013 6:40:50 PM     (No. 9336654)

Article is misleading in that it refers to when the WH knew results of the IG investigation and not when it knew of the actual practice...they knew at least by Spring 2012 or more likely in 2010 when it was initiated...Jack Lew was chief of staff through Feb of this year before quietly being confirmed as your unqualified TreasSecy while some tilted at windmills going after Hagel......

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Reply 39 - Posted by: LAW428, 5/20/2013 6:44:44 PM     (No. 9336662)

We know Obama is a liar. He has massively abused the power of his office. It is no wonder he liked Hugo Chavez so well. They are cut from the same cloth.

The idea that his Chief of Staff kept this major IRS abuse from Obama is preposterous! We ARE now a "Banana Republic." Will this ever get the justice it deserves. Time will tell, but my jaded outlook says, "No."

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Reply 40 - Posted by: udanja99, 5/20/2013 6:53:12 PM     (No. 9336674)

Uh huh. And I´m the queen of Romania.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Gretchen, 5/20/2013 7:01:19 PM     (No. 9336681)

Aside from all the lies, crimes, deception and so forth, these are the kind of people that make one´s skin crawl.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 5/20/2013 7:05:39 PM     (No. 9336687)

Speaking of queens, #40, I think this White House gang is just protecting the Queen B.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: avital2, 5/20/2013 7:10:50 PM     (No. 9336692)



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Reply 44 - Posted by: avital2, 5/20/2013 7:12:22 PM     (No. 9336694)

the lie du jour.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Rafter, 5/20/2013 7:13:14 PM     (No. 9336696)

CIC George Soros forbade his minions from telling TAARP Baby (aka "Puppet") anything
about the IRS or any other agency ostensibly under TAARP Baby´s "reign."

This preserves... "Plausible Deniability" ... for the TAARP Baby.

To us, he appears to be O-Bomber, the dangerous and powerful Chief Executive.

But CIC Soros and those on the "inside loop" are aware TAARP Baby is just
their puppet who happens to be a great actor. He keeps a straight face as he
protests his own innocence (and ignorance) of even an appearance of wrongdoing,
let alone the real thing.

TAARP Baby is even willing to pretend on camera that he´s married to a Wookiee
and loves her and they´ve had two children together.

Reggie Love waits patiently in the wings for the drama to simmer down so´s he can
hep his "Man" unwind... and... unlax....

If ya know whut Ah mean... and Ah think ya do... *wink*

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Flipper3, 5/20/2013 8:15:57 PM     (No. 9336766)

What. Did. Obama. Know. And. When. Did. He. Know. It?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Verdantheart, 5/20/2013 8:35:40 PM     (No. 9336788)

Really now. Are these traits that describe leaders? Good luck at Valley Forge with "I wasn´t told."

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 5/20/2013 8:37:25 PM     (No. 9336794)

When events occur that are so shocking and devastating that they are almost too much for anyone to bear, plain common sense requires that protecting the children is the first thing responsible adults must do. An immature child’s mind cannot and should not be expected to grasp horrific news.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: farmwife, 5/20/2013 8:59:14 PM     (No. 9336818)

Your job is to make sure the Boss has deniability.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: get er done, 5/20/2013 9:10:10 PM     (No. 9336828)

Why would the Chief of Staff and other White House officials have to inform Obama of the damaging IRS audit when he and his cabal probably initiated and ordered such action?
Notice how they parse their excuses.



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Reply 51 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 5/20/2013 9:18:44 PM     (No. 9336836)

The truth will bite them all on the Pinocchio.


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Reply 52 - Posted by: ArtieC, 5/20/2013 9:20:35 PM     (No. 9336841)

I can see this happening if McDonough went to Jarrett first. She has the reputation of keeping bad news away from Obama. Otherwise no, I don´t believe it. He´s falling on his sword.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 5/20/2013 9:44:05 PM     (No. 9336887)

BS...then why did Obama meet with the head of the IRS union the day before they began targeting the Tea Party....defies logic...THEY LIE

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Reply 54 - Posted by: sonofboomercat, 5/20/2013 10:47:56 PM     (No. 9336966)

Let´s see. Comrade Urkel met with the very anti-Tea Party IRS union chief Colleen Kelly on 31 Mar 2010, just one day before the IRS targeted the Tea Party and other conservative groups. Methinks he ordered IRS-lings to behave like flying monkeys and union thugs and instill fear in those running and supporting conservative causes.
Timmy Geithner is probably in this, too.
If you believe Obama´s story, I have some land to sell you.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: bighambone, 5/20/2013 10:57:27 PM     (No. 9336971)

Obama had to know, it´s the Chicago way of politics gone national!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/20/2013 11:40:21 PM     (No. 9337011)

Well, well, well.

Denis McDonough had a starring role in this story, too:

"Finally !!!!! – Someone (Chris Wallace)
Asks Where Was The President
During The Benghazi attack….

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=736527

Back then - 9/11/2012 - McDonogh was Deputy National Security Advisor, #2 to Tom Donilon, National Security Advisor.

Will he at some point have to end up under one of those big black Obama buses?

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/20/2013 11:53:43 PM     (No. 9337027)

#52, yes, the White House release a photo of McDonough, Biden, Obama, Donilon and Lew in the Oval office on 9/11/12, at what was said to be 7:56p.m.

So, McDonough is close enough to be right there during the Benghazi attack, but he´s not close enough to tell Obama that the IRS is targeting conservatives?

Just how stupid do these people think we are?

#23, if McDonough fell for a scheme like that, he´s a moron. Obama lies.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/20/2013 11:54:24 PM     (No. 9337029)

Sorry, I meant #56, not 52.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: tisHimself, 5/20/2013 11:55:54 PM     (No. 9337031)

V J didn´t know?

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Reply 60 - Posted by: memphis, 5/21/2013 12:24:06 AM     (No. 9337056)

They are all lying. I bet half of them are scared to death.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 5/21/2013 12:45:35 PM     (No. 9337919)

There are two starring roles in this fiasco ...based upon who exactly they not mention...and who they had to blackmail (we´ll give you email , you ask no questions and approve)...Why when Brennan had to withdraw his name in 2008 could emails not be exchanged for his approval...
Brennan runs Clapper, Brennan ran Petraeus, Morell deputy to Petraeus appeared to answer to Brennan, NOT to Petraues

Benghazi leads directly to Obama and Brennan...Brennan and Obama...with Jarret

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Reply 62 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 5/22/2013 1:04:15 PM     (No. 9339786)

Can you imagine President Truman´s Chief of Staff saying something like this to the media? Truman would have politically castrated this guy, immediately, so to speak.

Obama is looking like a neutered eunuch, if you believe Dennis McDonough´s tall tale here? All the Pres. is good for is reading what we write for him to say on his teleprompter.

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Two CNN producers were arrested Tuesday for trying to sneak into the World Trade Center site to test its security — after The Post reported that a teen made it all the way to the spire of the world’s top terror target. Connor Boals, 26, and Yon Pomrenze, 35, made multiple attempts to get onto Ground Zero before being arrested shortly after 2 p.m., law enforcement sources said. The pair initially tried to get through a gate at Vesey and Washington streets, with a source saying they told the cop who stopped them that “if a 16-year-old could get on the site, they should be able to get in.” Next, they headed east, with Boals twice being spotted

Malaysia Airlines defends text message to
families as China demands satellite data
Fox News and Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/25/2014 8:04:04 AM     Post Reply
Malaysia Airlines officials on Tuesday defended their decision to notify relatives of missing passengers of Flight 370´s presumed fate via text message, as China demanded that Malaysia turn over satellite data it used to conclude the jet was lost with no survivors. Malaysian Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya told a press conference that the company´s "sole motivation" for informing passengers´ family members of their findings through text message was to ensure "the families heard the tragic news before the world did."My heart breaks to think of the unimaginable pain suffered by all the families," Yahya told reporters at Kuala Lumpur International

Bryan Cranston: ´I scare people´
Guardian [UK], by Oliver Burkeman    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/23/2014 3:07:55 PM     Post Reply
The actor Bryan Cranston smiles a lot, but when he isn´t doing so, his craggy features settle into a default expression of unyielding menace. "My face, in repose, is mean," he tells the Guardian´s photographer, apologetically, at the Manhattan photo studio where we meet. "I scare people. You know how some people have a built-in smile? I look like I´m going to eat children." Cranston, 58, is currently appearing on Broadway as Lyndon Johnson in All the Way, a three-hour play that taxes his vocal cords – on Mondays, when there´s no performance, he obeys a vow of silence.

U.S. to allow some people to
enroll in Obamacare after deadline
Reuters, by David Morgan    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/22/2014 2:45:28 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration will soon issue new Obamacare guidelines allowing people to enroll in health coverage after a March 31 deadline, but only under certain circumstances, according to sources close to the administration.The sources said the new federal guidelines for consumers in the 36 states served by the federal health insurance marketplace and its website, HealthCare.gov, would allow people to enroll after March 31 if they had tried earlier and were prevented by system problems including technical glitches. On Friday, the administration published in the Federal Register new regulations that would allow state-run marketplaces new flexibility in setting insurance coverage effective

The Left’s Laughable Effort to Label
Paul Ryan ‘Racist’ Crumbles
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/22/2014 2:42:31 PM     Post Reply
In the wake of the Romney/Ryan ticket’s defeat in 2012, progressive pundits engaged in a round of self-congratulation, spending considerable hours pontificating on the systemic and intractable defects plaguing the GOP. Some on the left observed that the Republican Party fails to appeal to young and minority voters because they are viewed as a party focused entirely on preserving the gains made by those who are already successful. They advised the GOP to devote their attention to the problems faced by everyday Americans, specifically those of the less fortunate. It may surprise you to know that partisan Democrats do not

Health Care Exchange in Oregon,
Not Meeting High Hopes
New York Times, by Kirk Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/22/2014 2:27:42 PM     Post Reply
SALEM, Ore. — As the federal health care overhaul was rolled out over the last few years, Oregon was invariably the eager overachiever in the first row, waving a hand to volunteer. The governor, John Kitzhaber, a doctor who left the emergency room for politics, made health care his main issue. Fellow Democrats controlling the Legislature went along, embracing ambitious plans to extend insurance coverage and Medicaid to low-income residents. Yet for all that, by some measures Oregon has among the most dysfunctional online insurance exchanges in the nation. Only about 50,000 people in Oregon have signed up for a commercial

Push the Keyboard Away
National Review, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/22/2014 6:59:39 AM     Post Reply
If you haven’t seen it, John Hinderaker at Powerline has a devastating fact-check on a shabby piece in the Washington Post today on the Koch Brothers. Read it here.The authors of the Post piece, Steve Mufson and Juliet Eilperin, have responded. Here’s the bulk of it: First, regarding the political leaning of the group that brought this story to our attention, our article makes clear its left-wing origins, the controversial nature of its earlier claims, and its political agenda. Second, regarding whether Koch would benefit from the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, we make clear that many of Koch’s leases

AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad
killed in Kabul hotel attack
Agency France Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/21/2014 8:05:50 AM     Post Reply
Kabul - Sardar Ahmad, a staff reporter at the Agence France-Presse news agency, was killed in a Taliban attack on Kabul´s Serena hotel, it was confirmed Friday.Ahmad, 40, was shot dead along with his wife and two of his three children when four teenage gunmen attacked the hotel on Thursday evening.An AFP staff photographer identified the four bodies at a city hospital and said the family´s youngest son was undergoing emergency treatment after being badly wounded in the attack.Four teenage gunmen with pistols hidden in their socks managed to penetrate several layers of security to attack the hotel, a prestigious

O-Care premiums to skyrocket
The Hill, by Elise Viebeck    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/19/2014 7:22:26 AM     Post Reply
Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration. The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months amid an intense election year, when control of the Senate is up for grabs. The sticker shock would likely bolster the GOP’s prospects in November and hamper ObamaCare insurance enrollment efforts in 2015. The industry complaints come less than a week after Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sought to downplay concerns about rising premiums in the healthcare sector. She told lawmakers rates would increase in 2015 but



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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
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National Enquirer, by Steve Herz    Original Article
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
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Atlantic Wire, by Arit John    Original Article
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Weekly Standard, by John McCormack    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/2/2014 2:53:59 PM     Post Reply
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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
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CNN has taken a lot of heat–and rightly so!–for its obsessive reporting on missing flight MH370, which has often come at the detriment of more pressing or substantive stories. But no less ridiculous is Fox News’ #Benghazi fixation, which was in full fever Wednesday morning as the network devoted three hours and thirty-eight minutes of continual coverage of a Benghazi congressional hearing. Benghazi has long been Fox’s fallback, less a news story than a sort of epistemological wound that can never close simply because conservatives refuse to accept conclusions about the events of September 11, 2012 that don’t conform to


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