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Hmm: Hillary Camp Claims Zero Emails
Exist Between Top Spokesman and Reporters

Townhall, by Guy Benson

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Posted By:Drive, 3/19/2014 3:09:37 PM

Via America Rising, a very curious assertion by Team Hillary buried within the Associated Press´ sweeping review of the Obama administration´s steep descent into secrecy. Before we get to the controversy involving Clintonworld, here´s the AP´s lede on what has become of Barack Obama´s transparency "touchstone:" The Obama administration has a way to go to fulfill its promises from Day 1 to become the most transparent administration in history. More often than ever, the administration censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, cited more legal exceptions it said justified

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 3/19/2014 4:03:03 PM     (No. 9775628)

Parsing 101, taught by Professor Bill Clinton.

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Posted By: Drive- 6/13/2014 8:22:22 AM     Post Reply
As the Obama administration’s case for the Bowe Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange further unraveled last week, the geo-political implications of the deal became clearer. They’re not pretty. In the hours before Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel clicked on the microphone to testify about the swap on June 11, Obama administration officials told reporters to expect a forceful defense of the exchange and an aggressive refutation of the criticism that has attended it. That didn’t happen. Instead, Hagel walked members of the House Armed Services Committee through the administration’s well-worn talking points, which had already failed to satisfy many members of Congress. And

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Posted By: Drive- 6/13/2014 8:19:57 AM     Post Reply
The New York Times has no plans to investigate the work of its former reporter Chris Hedges amid allegations that he plagiarized multiple stories for other publications over the past decade. The New Republic reported on Thursday that the Pulitzer winner has been accused of plagiarizing passages in stories written for Harper’s, Truthdig, and his 2002 book War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning. The article claims Hedges lifted copy from a range of sources over the years, including Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Matt Katz, Canadian leftist Naomi Klein, Neil Postman, and Ernest Hemingway. The New Republic published several excerpts from Hedges’ articles

As Iraq faces collapse, the media
blackout of the war abruptly ends
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 6/13/2014 8:18:05 AM     Post Reply
Suddenly, Iraq is exploding again on our television screens. Sunni militants have seized Mosul and Tikrit, two of the country’s most important cities, and are beginning to drive toward Baghdad. The Kurds have taken over Kirkuk. The prime minister has declared a state of emergency and is begging for U.S. help, including airstrikes. The president of the United States is addressing the situation. Almost feels like 2007 all over again. The media have long since checked out of Iraq. Even in the final years of U.S. involvement, the images of war all but faded from television and the newspaper stories moved to inside

The U.S. spent $3 million on boats
for landlocked Afghanistan
Washington Post, by Kevin Sieff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 6/12/2014 12:36:29 PM     Post Reply
The United States spent more than $3 million on eight patrol boats for the Afghan police, according to an internal audit released Thursday. That sentence is surprising for a few reasons: 1. Afghanistan is landlocked. 2. Not a single boat has arrived in Afghanistan, even though the purchase was made in 2010. 3. That works out to be more than $375,000 per boat. Similar boats in the United States are typically sold for about $50,000. According to the report from the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the boats were meant to be used to patrol the Amu Darya River running between Afghanistan

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Posted By: Drive- 6/12/2014 8:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It’s time to play the Family Feud…Washington-style. Milton Wolf, who is running to unseat Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and is distantly related to President Barack Obama, says that if he gets to Washington it will be no family reunion. “They say you cannot choose your family, but one thing you can do is choose to rise up and stop your family from destroying America,” Wolf, a Republican, said on CNN on Thursday. “Look, it’s nothing personal, but I think Barack Obama is the worst president in our lifetime. In fact, I think he may be the worst president in our country’s

   

 

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New York Times, by Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 6/12/2014 8:24:56 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — As the threat from Sunni militants in western Iraq escalated last month, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki secretly asked the Obama administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against extremist staging areas, according to Iraqi and American officials. But Iraq’s appeals for a military response have so far been rebuffed by the White House, which has been reluctant to open a new chapter in a conflict that President Obama has insisted was over when the United States withdrew the last of its forces from Iraq in 2011. The swift capture of Mosul by militants aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq

In Bowe Bergdahl hearing, Chuck
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Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 6/12/2014 8:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is not a lawyer. He´s not famous for lawyerly evasions. But when it came to a few of the most critical issues discussed at the House Armed Services Committee´s hearing on the Bowe Bergdahl case Wednesday, Hagel was full of wiggle words. Actually, just one wiggle word -- "direct" -- but Hagel used it repeatedly to sow confusion about some key questions. The first question concerned the background of the five Taliban commanders traded by the Obama administration for the release of Bergdahl. Hagel sought to downplay the threat posed by freeing the five. "They´ve been in

Who wrote that political memoir?
No, who actually wrote it?
Washington Post, by Paul Farhi    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 6/10/2014 10:49:59 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Rodham Clinton has written a new book. Except maybe she hasn’t. It all depends on what the definition of “written” is. The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state had some help on her new memoir, “Hard Choices.” Clinton employed a phalanx of aides and associates in producing the volume, which is being released Tuesday. But don’t expect to hear much about Clinton’s “book team,” as she calls those who helped her write the book, which carries her name alone on its cover. Clinton’s acknowledgment of her three-man team — Dan Schwerin, a former Senate and State Department aide to

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Posted By: Drive- 6/10/2014 10:37:05 AM     Post Reply
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Bergdahl´s free, but at what cost?
Houston Chronicle, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 6/10/2014 8:17:57 AM     Post Reply
There he goes again. At a press conference in Brussels Thursday, President Obama was asked if he was surprised by the controversy over his decision to trade Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders. His response was vintage Obama: "I´m never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington." Thus establishing from the start that he considers the controversy to be a kind of partisan farce, he proceeded to rebut criticisms virtually no one has made. This is Obama´s favorite rhetorical trick; he builds and then tears apart a straw man while insisting that the American people are on his side. "I

   

 



 
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Posted By: Drive- 6/9/2014 3:14:01 PM     Post Reply
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