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Who Helped Snowden Steal State Secrets?
Wall Street Journal, by Edward Epstein

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 6/28/2013 7:50:46 PM

In March 2013, when Edward Snowden sought a job with Booz Allen Hamilton at a National Security Agency facility in Hawaii, he signed the requisite classified-information agreements and would have been made well aware of the law regarding communications intelligence. Section 798 of the United States Code makes it a federal crime if a person "knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States" any classified

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Amazing Hazel, 6/29/2013 8:08:50 AM     (No. 9399951)

Don´t lament the fact that no one wants to "comment on an article that lays it all out there for those in denial." Denial is the only thing keeping most of the people at this site from going completely bonkers. For those of us who´ve spent a majority of their life working for the Department of Defense, the idea that someone with Snowden´s credentials could be granted access without an entire network of people helping him do it is foolish. The barbarians are so far inside the gate that they´re here to stay. As I´ve said before, electing a Republican as POTUS won´t change anything because once he (or she) gets elected, they´ll quickly turn on us and proclaim themself the "compassionate" one. Sound familiar? Denial keeps people believing that GWB was some kind of saint and saying so at this site may get you banned. This salon (that began as one of the best news sites on the web) devolved into a little internet comfort zone for seniors and our Dear Ms. Lucianne (I´ll always believe that and support her) wants it that way. That´s just the way it is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ramona, 6/29/2013 8:17:24 AM     (No. 9399965)

There is very little comfort here these days, except for reminding us that not everyone in the country has abandoned the hope of living as an American. What troubles me is this: When the persecution begins for real, how will we recognize each other?
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/29/2013 9:08:31 AM     (No. 9400036)

Snowden did us a huge favor. I will be forever greatful for his blowing the whistle on "citizen monitoring". By the way, George Bush is a godly man that loves this country and did everything e could to make us a beacon of freedom. To even begin to compare what Bush did to what Obama is currently doing makes Snowden (compared to Obama) look like a saint. I don´t know what´s up with these RINOs - maybe they never were with us.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bohallx, 6/29/2013 9:21:19 AM     (No. 9400066)

Something about Snowden´s former girlfriend, the renowned acrobatic ballerina pole dancer, reminds me of Anna chapman.

Now that´s probably just me, but the trail starts right there !

Then, there´s history ~ the KGB/NKVD has some patented processes ~ pumpkins, typewriters, Hiss, Chambers, Maryland.

That´s one of the reasons the FAR LEFT hated and still hates Richard NIxon.

It´s also a lesson to all the rest ~ to make sure that the spy you like is first of all one of the spies that likes you, not just your gullibility or your money.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: mark34, 6/29/2013 9:44:04 AM     (No. 9400107)

State Secrets - that´s the terminology and excuse the old communist Soviet Union and communist China used to cite to keep citizens from getting information about the government´s misdeeds.

The state secret that Snowden "stole" and revealed is that the govt was inappropriately accessing our telephone and internet communications. If that´s stealing, then it´s justified stealing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bohallx, 6/29/2013 9:50:38 AM     (No. 9400123)

hmm ~ snowden´s real secret was the depth and breadth NSA is able to tap into Chicom, Russian and other communications. So far all he´s said about our civil communications system is that they simply ask the phone companies to give it to them, which they do.

Now, the real issue ~ how much data do the Chicoms pull out of our systems ~ and who are their guys. Were they working with Snowden?

Obviously Chicom agents wouldn´t want us to know about that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jglas, 6/29/2013 9:56:07 AM     (No. 9400129)

Heroes are born not made and Snowden is definitely a made man. Who made him? Well Greenwald writes for left wing newspapers and blogs and has more communist associations than a Harvard post Doc. Watch where Snowden ends up, he went to China then Russia from which he´s heading to Cuba with Ecuador or Venezuela apparently the final destination. None of those countries can be thought of as a typical refuge for an American hero. What has he accomplished? He tipped us us off to massive NSA data gathering and analysis of all forms of domestic communication (a secret that´s been public since the turn of the century) and he´s probably given the Chinese and the Russians whatever NSA stuff he has on those computers and the same stuff to communist organizations (through Greenwald). He´s given Obama a big break by taking attention off of Benghazi and the IRS scandals. I do hope people will drop the hero handle.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dman, 6/29/2013 9:58:12 AM     (No. 9400132)

No doubt Snowden was plugged into some kind of "network". Whether it was limited to the Guardian, WikiLeaks, or more sinister organizations is to be determined.

Can one be a hero and a traitor at the same time? Apparently, yes.

As to Nixon and Bush: to this day I´m convinced that despite being demonized, both were/are good men doing what they believed to be what was in the best interest of the country. However, like Herbert Hoover both cracked open gates that others drove Mack trucks through.

The Creator and the Framers knew we would be governed by people who were complex and imperfect: both good and bad aspects to them. That is why the former provided Salvation, and the latter provided the Constitution. While spiritual Salvation is above our "pay grade", we can and must restore and re-apply the Constitution if we are to save the Republic.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bohallx, 6/29/2013 10:01:44 AM     (No. 9400138)

Information about information system capabilities is a saleable commodity.

Usually a few samples are all that´s needed to convince knowledgeable folks that you got the goods!

Snowden´s visit to the Moscow airport seems to have not been terribly convincing to the Russians.

A PROGNOSTICATION: Next, Snowden arrested for counterespionage gambit ~ on behalf of who as yet unknown. Headlines will say ´Millions of friends and supporters shocked´ and storylines will interview those who thought of him as a great friend of the 4th amendment and the American way of life. They will be shocked beyond shocked!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bohallx, 6/29/2013 10:05:12 AM     (No. 9400144)

TIME CAPSUL ~ while my great-great grandfather was being tortured and starved in Andersonville prison, Copperheads in Indiana were selling secrets about troop movements to Confederate spies.

Always somebody around who thinks it´s heroic to sell wartime secrets while his neighbors are on the frontlines.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 6/29/2013 10:35:38 AM     (No. 9400201)

#2 - there may be some truth to what you say. But do not consider everyone here a cheerleader for GWB and the Rep´s. I´m an equal opportunity slammer but the problems with the dems dwarf those of the Rep´s). GWB paved the way for the massive deficit spending from the Øtard. He got us into wars that we have no business being in for as long as we were - and the Øtard was only too happy to continue them for his sinister reasons.

I have no problem going against the grain here. I would actually bet that a majority of the people are more in this way of thinking - they may not be the ones that post the most frequently, but do not assume that there is one herd here. btw - I have been kicked off this site 3- 4 times already, but not recently for several years. Maybe I have moderated my venom somewhat, but I believe that the site monitors also prefer a free-flow of opinions. jmo and another btw - I don´t recognize your name (probably just me - I´m terrible with names), but if you have the time, it wouldn´t be bad if you would post your ideas and opinions more frequently.

(and I hope the site monitors will make an exception about the addressing of a poster in this case since it goes directly to the content and one of this site´s purposes)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chillijilli, 6/29/2013 10:53:46 AM     (No. 9400244)

I´m with you, #9.
The smartest, strongest, richest spy agency in the world can´t find a former employee walking around with 4 laptops that contain the intel secrets of the universe. They can´t hack into the data on those laptops, but worry that the Chinese or Russians have been able to access the data. They left doors open in their own systems security so that their own analysts could walk in with a thumb drive and steal every bit of data the NSA has collected.
Right.
A smart 5th grader could see through this baloney in a second, but the US media doesn´t find any of it hard to swallow. I wonder why.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RancherJack, 6/29/2013 10:54:30 AM     (No. 9400245)

#1 - you´re wrong.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: RancherJack, 6/29/2013 11:09:43 AM     (No. 9400282)

Know why Snowdon did us a solid?

You´re under surveillance right now. You, reading this.

But I´m not doing anything wrong. Therefore Surveillance has nothing to do with me.

You´re a knucklehead. On average you´ll break ten laws today. And heres the key - you don´t get to decide if it´s actionable or not.

OTHERS DECIDE if you get arrested, put in slam, interrogated and forced into unimaginable legal bills.

That´s why Snowdon did us a solid. He illuminated how complete Washington is watching you. If they want you, they´ve got you. Constitution be damned.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 6/29/2013 11:17:35 AM     (No. 9400303)

The "denial" is all on the part of the "true-blue patriots" here who want to make themselves believe the lie that their country isn´t a walking corpse. So they obsessively reach for the old patent nostrums that used to work so well: Rally round the flag, boys! My country, right or wrong! Kill the traitor! They have to keep playing the old game because if they stop, they´re realize that there´s no America left to betray any more. How does one "betray" a harlot? America the Dead - there´s your anthem for this dreary Fourth of July.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 6/29/2013 11:23:18 AM     (No. 9400312)

What he revealed was not really secret, but I´d hang him anyway.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: planetgeo, 6/29/2013 11:58:20 AM     (No. 9400377)

Why is it so difficult to grasp that this may not be a simple binary situation (0 = he´s bad, a traitor; 1 = he´s good, a hero)? How about..."he took traitorous action but in the course of doing so he revealed facts of great benefit to American citizens"? Which he did.

Without the open revelation of the clearly unconstitutional action of our government, we may never have discovered how broadly and illegally our government was gathering information on every citizen. Now that this is in the open, we at least have the opportunity to identify and enforce limits and controls on government surveillance tactics.

AND, yes, Snowden did so illegally and perhaps for other than pure motives. Great. Arrest and prosecute him, and take appropriate action if he is found guilty.

Lastly, it is unwise to make overly broad generalizations about the posters (or our gracious host) on this forum. There is a wide diversity of thought and experiences here. Some of us are also capable of discerning more than the obvious sets of logical possibilities.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: peterfleming, 6/29/2013 12:04:13 PM     (No. 9400394)

After reading tons of paid journalists guessings on the subject, go back and replay Snowden’s original 13 minute, Hong Kong interview
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/17/edward-snowden-nsa-files-whistleblower?commentpage=1
Whether you like what he says, or do not like what he’s done, consider that actor John Cusack offered these two words, "Civil Disobedience". He was referring to the early work, published in 1849, of Henry David Thoreau. Wikipedia defines civil disobedience as, resistance to civil government, “Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice”. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican–American War. Perhaps Snowden´s surprising behavior will free up others in our monster corrupt Congress, government, press and TV media, to act on their stifled, smothered, academically controlled consciences. Add Snowden to the needed list of brave whistleblowers countering the censoring and politically correct indoctrination. Birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS crazed power, NSA controls, stifling of journalists, it´s all coming unglued.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: jeffrx, 6/29/2013 12:08:07 PM     (No. 9400397)

#2 hit the nail on the head. The executive branch has become so powerful that we may be past the point of no return for bringing it back into balance. Really got out of whack after 9/11, then Obama took it to new heights. No way Any Democrat or Republican will want to give up any power. It´s Rome in 49 BC again and the big question is, who will be crossing the Rubicon?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Elvira, 6/29/2013 12:19:54 PM     (No. 9400420)

I´m hoping a certain poster on this thread doesn´t come ´round at Christmas.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: gone2pot, 6/29/2013 12:21:23 PM     (No. 9400427)

Here´s my tinfoil hat theory. This isn´t about Snowden nor NSA secrets (btw, EVERY single thing Snowden said about NSA programs was said by EVERY single elected Democrat when Bush was president, EVERYTHING. Remember? I do. Notice that no Dem Senator nor Rep is hiding at the Moscow airport). Like Paula Deen´s inquisition, this about a power demonstration (READ: Valerie Jarrett´s power demonstration) ala The Killing Fields re-education camps and the message isn´t to you if you are a conservative. The power message is directed to THEIR liberal supporters. IOW, the person at issue is Greenwald. He is a well known leftist reporter. Paula Deen is a well known leftist supporter; famous, innocent and sweet like many of Mao´s, Castro´s, Lenin´s, Pol Pot´s, et al supporters who were murdered or destroyed after the power grab was complete. This is Marxist communism establishing their ultimate power with their own. It´s their m.o. and it has been their pattern EVERY time they take over a nation. Watch for more leftist-statist supporters in the near future like CEO´s, maybe a well known Dem, a known leftist actor, etc who´ll be taken down and destroyed by Val just because she can. The message is that only one dog gets to tinkle on the fire hydrant and it´s Val, any questions?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Bohallx, 6/29/2013 1:36:15 PM     (No. 9400552)

Everybody should know by now that the National Security AGency is primarily a cryptologic intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense.

It is not exactly of a piece with CIVIL GOVERNMENT. It is a war fighting machine.

Much of the dispute over NSA has been created by people who want folks to think it´s something that it´s not.

Currently we are still in a state of war with North Korea, and whoever it is on the ´other side´ in Afghanistan.

We can count on Iran constantly getting involved in killing Americans.

There are plenty of others. People who imagine we are at peace with everybody are............

Well, there are words there, but DOD fights wars without using trial courts.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 6/29/2013 2:20:48 PM     (No. 9400596)

Wrong question and wrong source... WSJ has not been America´s friend since last proposed immigration takeover and possibly before that.

There is an ongoing erosion of liberty since before Clinton shared secrets with China to get elected and the Supreme Court told us abortion was a woman´s right. Our world is upside down when right is wrong and life is death.

Now the GOP doesn´t want to touch conservative issues and is fast becoming no different than Dems.

Rand Paul was correct when he said, "Clapper lied. Snowden told the truth."

As conservatives we must stand with other true conservatives. Sarah said today, Rubio and Ayotte must be primaried.

It´s also past time for the churches of this nation to call America to prayer... Our Lord and our faith is our only hope!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 6/29/2013 2:53:05 PM     (No. 9400644)

Is it a Schrödinger paradox? Is the person in the box "Snowden" a Sleeper or Whistle Blower or Traitor or Hero or...
No peeking Now

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Reply 25 - Posted by: busterman, 6/29/2013 3:30:07 PM     (No. 9400685)

One does not pick and choose which oaths to honor. The oath is taken and it is either kept or not.

The first oath is, and always should be, to the Constitution. Each subsequent oath should not compromise the first.

Read this article and then decide what you think: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/06/general-keith-alexander-cyberwar/all/

What you´ll discover is that GEN Alexander broke the law and spied on American citizens and he was pardoned for his crime. There were other avenues open to him, just as were open to Snowden, but GEN Alexander chose not to use them and broke the law.

Given this, in a truly just society, how can Snowden be punished? So it´s OK for the government to violate oaths, but when someone brings to light those violations, that is now criminal activity?

I do not agree with how Snowden went about exposing this abuse. But I understand his desire to expose government abuse of the ideals that have made this country great.

In fact, that is the real problem: We have become a country that is more concerned with protecting the people, than protecting the ideals of this country.

Shame him if you want. But realize the hypocrisy of that shame and that many others should be shamed as well but aren´t and will never be because they have been pardoned.

How can you punish one man for violating an oath but you pardon another for the same violation?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 6/29/2013 5:02:21 PM     (No. 9400784)

According to the renown Susan Rice --
"U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice rejected suggestions that National Security Agency leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden had damaged U.S. foreign policy or weakened President Obama. It is all bunk ....".

Didn´t she say something about a video or something?




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Reply 27 - Posted by: seenitallbefore, 6/29/2013 6:45:46 PM     (No. 9400908)

To my mind:
1. Snowden is a traitor who revealed classified secrets
2. By accident or design, he did us all a service by showing how the Obamanoids took the limited NSA brief and expanded it for their own political purposes
3. That was probably one of the components that allowed them to steal the 2012 election, along with the IRS helpmates
4. Snowden hasn´t got anything that Russia and China haven´t got already, given the legendary incompetence of American bureaucracy. I bet they cleaned all our secrets out within a month of Black Marx being elected.
5. If you want to keep your privacy, start writing letters.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Bohallx, 6/29/2013 8:18:19 PM     (No. 9400990)

Back in the good old days they ran mail covers ~ they´d copy down everything on the face of the letter´s envelope Then, along came Conintelpro and they decided they´d like to copy down the contents.

Nixon caught h.. over that.

Today USPS captures an image of the front and back, including invisible printing, on every piece of letter mail.

The Obamugabe is running covers on EVERYTHING.

It is conceivably more important than what NSA is doing with phone calls and email messages (grabbing the handles on the ID sets)

Reason: US post offices, and their p.o.boxes are the world center for receipt of ALL written espionage. By running mail covers on everything we are going to lose that cachet ~ world center ~ and AlQaida wins the war again. The world intelligence community actually cannot trust mail service anywhere else to NOT open the covers and take a look.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: nevernaught, 6/29/2013 9:28:52 PM     (No. 9401047)

Lets backtrack a bit. The IRS, NSA, TSA, and FBI are actively gathering data about all of us. It´s been in the news and it is political in nature and designed to harm political parties and persons who are against the current administration. They mean to harm you if you become a thorn in their sides or a threat to their existence. Myself, I´m too old to worry about retribution.

If these government agencies aren´t a threat to your freedom, then have a good time on your way to the ovens. What is worse is that the press in this country is aiding and abetting them. I don´t know Snowden, but I believe he was involved in a situation that bothered him greatly. Spying on private citizens within a free country and using the data involved to get elected to office is a criminal operation.

Does anyone here believe that Snowden would be alive today if he hadn´t protected himself with incriminating records of what was happening in the spy agencies of this country. Face it, the job of any republic is to protect it´s citizens, not spy on them for personal political gain. I´d like to see what he has on the Politicians in DC, especially relating to Obamas past. I don´t think the man was elected legally.

Welcome to the USSR and Nazi governments rolled into one.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: artlover, 6/29/2013 9:55:02 PM     (No. 9401068)

I agree with Number 4......

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Bohallx, 6/30/2013 8:16:46 PM     (No. 9402472)

Frankly, anybody who works for NSA, or one of their contractors, cannot be trusted to tell the truth about anything that goes on there, and that includes Snowden.



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Obama´s Rogues Gallery Of Radicals
Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/21/2014 7:03:10 PM     Post Reply
Appointments: America is a country of 320 million people, most of them holding to traditional values. Yet President Obama keeps mining the fringes for his hires. Does he have any friends who aren´t crackpots? Seriously. The president keeps saying he champions the middle class and its values. But his choices of people to help him run the country are the most extreme in U.S. history, and his second-term nominations are more radical than the first. No sooner had even some Senate Democrats joined Republicans in voting down a cop killer-coddler for civil rights chief, Debo Adegbile, than Obama sent up a 2nd

America Needs A Better
Measure Of Unemployment
Investor´s Business Daily, by Keith Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/21/2014 6:46:41 PM     Post Reply
The most closely watched and widely cited economic statistic in the world may be the unemployment rate. It first came into use in the 1930s, and its definition remained basically unchanged since. However, there is a growing realization that it has become an unreliable economic indicator, and it is time to find a better way to measure the health of the U.S. labor market. Policymakers are starting to take note, with Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., introducing legislation that would change how the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures unemployment. Even one of the last holdouts, the Federal Reserve, now seems to be moving toward

Missing jet WAS carrying highly flammable
lithium batteries: CEO of Malaysian Airlines
finally admits to dangerous cargo four days
after DENYING it
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Simon Tomlinson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/21/2014 5:07:42 PM     Post Reply
Malaysian Airlines today confirmed that flight MH370 had been carrying highly flammable lithium-ion batteries in its cargo hold, re-igniting speculation that a fire may have caused its disappearance. The admission by CEO Ahmad Jauhari comes four days after he denied the aircraft was carrying any dangerous items and nearly two weeks after the plane went missing. He said the authorities were investigating the cargo, but did not regard the batteries as hazardous - despite the law dictating they are classed as such - because they were packaged according to safety regulations. The revelation has thrown the spotlight back on the theory that the



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Larry Sabato: Jeb Bush now 'the
leader of the field' for 2016

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 3/20/2014 3:01:37 PM     Post Reply
With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stalled by the “Bridgegate” affair, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has become the establishment´s candidate and top pick to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, according to a new analysis of the race. “We now consider Bush the leader of the field if he decides to run,” said the influential “Crystal Ball” from the University of Virginia´s Center for Politics. “In recent months, we’ve noticed an unmistakable and widespread desire among some of the Republicans we talk to, particularly ones who would be classified as members of the establishment on and off Capitol Hill, for a third Bush nominee in less than three decades.
Headline corrected by Staff.

Beijing hotel workers already ´fed up´ with
Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot,
$8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing´ pretty
much everyone´--and the first lady´s mother is*

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/21/2014 6:02:02 PM     Post Reply
*´barking at the staff´ Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced ´pretty much everyone´ and made the hotel staff ´fed up,´ a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline. [Snip] But the Obamas´ stay has already affected staff and guests at the hotel, with the Westin front-desk veteran alleging that Mrs. Obama´s mother Marian Robinson has been ´barking at the staff since she arrived.´ Government security forces from both China and the U.S. started Thursday to screen

Obama ladies touch down in
China amid taxpayer uproar

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/20/2014 3:30:44 PM     Post Reply
(Video) The Obama ladies are in the house — the house of China, that is. First lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother touched down Thursday in China for what’s being touted as a weeklong feel-good tourist event, amid increasing murmurs back home about U.S. taxpayers having to foot the bill. Mrs. Obama is supposed to use her visit for soft diplomacy only, and shy from the more controversial topics that plague U.S.-China relations, namely human rights and economics. No reporters accompanied the family on the trip. “The nature of her visit is really quite

Nancy Pelosi Annoyed That
People Won’t Stop Calling
Affordable Care Act ‘Obamacare’

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/20/2014 3:27:46 PM     Post Reply
“Obamacare” as shorthand for the Affordcable Care Act was first used mostly by critics of the law, but now everyone’s using the moniker and President Obama has long since embraced it. But apparently no one told Nancy Pelosi, because she’s still ticked off at how much people talk about “Obamacare” instead of the “Affordable Care Act.” In response to a reporter asking a question about Obamacare being a political winner or loser, Pelosi said, “By the way, it’s called the Affordable Care Act. It’s called the Affordable Care Act. I know you didn’t intend any compliment or derogatory––it’s called the

Too busy to be president
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American Thinker, by Jeffrey T. Brown    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/21/2014 4:06:45 AM     Post Reply
Is Barack Obama simply too busy to be Chief Executive of the United States? Apparently. One of the primary functions of the president is to keep the nation safe, to preserve it from its enemies. To do that effectively, one would actually have to maintain something of a consistent level of attention to the moving pieces that directly influence how future events will unfold. None other than the truly sycophantic thinks for a second that President Obama cares a whit for anything that does not involve fundamentally altering the social composition of this country. Or golf. During the five-plus years

Jeb Bush Praises Illegal Immigrants
as ´Risk Takers,´ Defends Common Core

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/21/2014 7:24:57 PM     Post Reply
In a speech Friday, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised illegal immigrants as "risk takers" who embody the entrepreneurial spirit of America and doubled down on his defense of Common Core. According to the Miami-Herald, Bush made his remarks in front of business leaders in Florida. “People who come here legally and illegally are the risk takers,” Bush reportedly said. “If you’re living in a rural area of Guatemala and you come, you’re a bigger risk taker than those who stay,” he added. Of course, the first action of those who come to the country illegally is breaking the law. Bush also said he

Obama: Deval Patrick ´would
make a great president´

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Masslive.com, by Shira Schoenberg    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/20/2014 1:57:09 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he thinks Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick “would make a great president or vice president.” Obama and Patrick, both Democrats, are friends and close political allies. The two men have campaigned for each other, with Patrick acting as a surrogate for Obama nationally during the 2012 presidential race. Patrick has said clearly that he intends to return to the private sector when his second term as governor is up at the end of the year and will not run for president in 2016. But he has not ruled out a run for office in the

Black preschoolers more likely
to face suspension

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Associated Press, by Kimberly Hefling & Jesse J. Holland    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/21/2014 11:11:29 AM     Post Reply
Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department´s civil rights arm. The suspensions — and disparities — begin at the earliest grades. Black children represent about 18 percent of children in preschool programs in schools, but they make up almost half of the preschoolers who are suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation´s districts with preschools reported suspending at

Michelle Obama: It´s very rare
that I have the chance to travel
outside of the United States

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Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 12:50:07 PM     Post Reply
During her visit to China, first lady Michelle Obama pointed out that the ability to travel outside of the United States was "rare" but that she chose China for a reason. "It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother," she said. "And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China." Obama made her remarks while visiting a school in Beijing, with the Chinese first

Ellen Sucks Up to Obama:
Obamacare ´Doing Very, Very
Well...I Think Everyone´s Very
Grateful You Did This´

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NewsBusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: FelineFine- 3/20/2014 9:25:21 AM     Post Reply
Ellen DeGeneres was a completely slavish toady to President Obama as he appeared on her show to sell Obamacare -- not to young people, but to mothers. The president made his pitch to "especially all the moms out there who may have young people – 26, 27, do not have health insurance, but they think they’re invincible and nothing’s ever going to happen to ‘em – what we’ve said is you never know what life is going to throw at ya."

First Lady Challenges Americans to ´Try
a New Fruit or Vegetable Each Week´

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Cybercast News Service, by Timothy Hill    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/20/2014 6:16:05 PM     Post Reply
College basketball can wait. Did you know that March is actually National Nutrition Month? Today, First Lady Michelle Obama urged Americans via her "Let´s Move!" initiative to challenge their family members to eat one new fruit or vegetable per week in March to faithfully observe the occasion. "March is National Nutrition Month and you can celebrate by challenging your family to try a new fruit or vegetable each week," First Lady Michelle Obama said in an e-mail to supporters today. Never mind that there were less than two "each weeks" left in National Nutrition Month when the e-mail challenge was

Washington Post Falls for Left-Wing
Fraud, Embarrasses Itself

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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/21/2014 5:27:43 AM     Post Reply
Today’s Washington Post features an article by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin headlined, “The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.” The article was based on a newly-issued two-page report by the far-left International Forum on Globalization. The Post reported: You might expect the biggest lease owner in Canada’s oil sands, or tar sands, to be one of the international oil giants, like Exxon Mobil or Royal Dutch Shell. But that isn’t the case. The biggest lease holder in the northern Alberta oil sands is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, the privately-owned


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