Hillary Wiped Server Clean, Refuses To Turn It Over

From an unfazed Associated Press:

Clinton Wiped Email Server Clean, Deleted All Emails, Congressman Says

By MATTHEW DALY | March 28, 2015

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday.

Why are we only hearing about this now? And why was this information released by Hillary’s attorney late on a Friday evening?

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said the former secretary of state has failed to produce a single new document in recent weeks and has refused to relinquish her server to a third party for an independent review, as Gowdy has requested.

Other than that she has cooperated completely.

Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, said..


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WH Pool Reporters Sent To Shed While Obama Golfs

From the Washington Examiner:

Reporters refuse Obama’s dismissal from golf course, are sent to the ‘shed’

By Paul Bedard | March 28, 2015

In its latest attempt to shut down media coverage, the White House Saturday dismissed reporters to their Florida hotel by declaring a news "lid" even though President Obama was just beginning his golf game — but the press pool voted to stay.

After a two hour flight, Obama motorcaded to the posh Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City to play a round and also stay.

Notice that once again the supposedly deeply devout Christian, Mr. Obama, did not attend church even though Sunday was Palm Sunday. But maybe playing golf in Palm City was close enough.

At that point, the pool reporter, Byron Tau of the Wall Street Journal, wrote in his report to other correspondents, "The White House has called a lid.


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Obama Beats Up Opponents On Saturday Night Live

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

Obama throws John Boehner out a window in Saturday Night Live cold open

By Chris Spargo | 29 March 2015

President Obama got angry during the Saturday Night Live cold open this week, and it seems that when President Obama gets angry he turns into someone very different – The Rock Obama.

President Obama (Jay Pharoah) sat down to have a talk with John Boehner (Taran Killam), Tom Cotton (Kyle Mooney) and Ted Cruz (Bobby Moynihan) to talk about how he believed the three men had  undermined his authority…

‘Now, the reason I asked you all here is because we only have until the end of March to get something done,’ President Obama tells the three men. ‘And that’s hard to do when you, Senator Cotton, are sending letters to the Iranian government behind my back.’ …

And never mind that it was an open letter that wasn’t sent to anybody.



NYT Editor Says GOP Puts Loyalty To Israel Before US

From the Washington Free Beacon:

New York Times Ed Board Member Questions Whether GOP More Loyal to Israel than United States

March 27, 2015

A member of the New York Times editorial board suggested that pro-Israel Republicans were more loyal to Israel than to the United States on Friday. “Should loyalty b 2 US or Israel? [U.S. and Israel’s] interests not always same: GOP, in Shift, Demand Lockstep Support for Israel,” tweeted Carol Giacomo, who covers foreign affairs issues for the editorial board.

This from the same newspaper that studiously ignored the Nazis mass murdering of Jews during the holocaust in order to not appear to be ‘too Jewish.’ (The Times is owned by a Jewish family, the Sulzbergers.)

Giacomo linked to an article originally headlined “Republicans, in Shift, Demand Lockstep Support for Israel” that was published in the Times on Friday.



Defector: The US Negotiators Speak On Iran’s Behalf

From the UK’s Telegraph:

Pro-Hassan Rouhani Iranian editor defects while covering nuclear talks in Lausanne

By Ahmed Vahdat and Richard Spencer | 27 March 2015

A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum in Switzerland after travelling to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks between Tehran and the West.

Amir Hossein Motaghi, who managed public relations for Mr Rouhani during his 2013 election campaign, was said by Iranian news agencies to have quit his job at the Iran Student Correspondents Association (ISCA). He then appeared on an opposition television channel based in London to say he no longer saw any “sense” in his profession as a journalist as he could only write what he was told.

Just like in our country.


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Netanyahu: Iran Nuclear Deal Is Worse Than Feared

From Reuters:

Expected Iranian nuclear deal worse than Israel feared – Netanyahu

By Dan Williams | March 29, 2015

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators, saying it was even worse than his country had feared.

And, bear in mind, since Israel is (rightly) ‘spying’ on these talks, they actually know what is going on. Unlike our Congress and the American news media — and of course, the American public.

Israel has mounted what it terms an "uphill battle" against an agreement that might ease sanctions on the Iranians while leaving them with a nuclear infrastructure with bomb-making potential. Tehran says its nuclear programme is peaceful.

"Might"? That is clearly the upshot of the deal.


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Surprise! Iran Wants To Keep Its Enriched Uranium

From an unfazed New York Times:

Iran Backs Away From Key Detail in Nuclear Deal

By DAVID E. SANGER and MICHAEL R. GORDON | March 29, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With a negotiating deadline just two days away, Iranian officials on Sunday backed away from a critical element of a proposed nuclear agreement, saying they are no longer willing to ship their atomic fuel out of the country.

For months, Iran tentatively agreed that it would send a large portion of its stockpile of uranium to Russia, where it would not be accessible for use in any future weapons program. But on Sunday Iran’s deputy foreign minister made a surprise comment to Iranian reporters, ruling out an agreement that involved giving up a stockpile that Iran has spent years and billions of dollars to amass.


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Rep: Global Warming Turns Women Into Prostitutes

From Breitbart:

Congresswoman Claims Climate Change Will Turn Women Into Prostitutes

By Warner Todd Huston | March 26, 2015

Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, California Democrat Barbara Lee proposed a resolution in the House of Representatives that claims women will eventually be forced into prostitution in order to obtain life-sustaining food and water for their families.

Lee introduced House Concurrent Resolution 29, warning that women will be forced into “transactional sex” to get enough food and clean water — all because global warming will create “conflict and instability” in the world.

Is there anything that global warming can’t do? What makes us puny humans think we could ever defeat anything so all powerful?

“Women will disproportionately face harmful impacts from climate change,” Lee’s resolution reads.



Ithaca Creates Snitch System For ‘Micro-Aggressions’

From FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education:

Ithaca College’s Microaggressions Bill Labels Students ‘Oppressors’ for ‘Belittling’ Speech

By Will Creeley | March 26, 2015

Early last week, the Ithaca College Student Government Association passed a resolution to create an anonymous, online system for students to report “microaggressions” on campus…

First, the measure resolves to create a “school-wide online system to report microaggressions”—but does not define the term “microaggressions.” This glaring lack of clarity is deeply troubling. Without a stable understanding of what a microaggression is or is not, students run the risk of being reported for speech that crosses an invisible line, drawn by and known only to the offended listener…

That’s the idea. Now the powers that be can make anyone a criminal.



Bill Nye Admits Carbon Tax Is To Redistribute Wealth

From Campus Reform:

Bill Nye: We need a carbon tax to ‘redistribute wealth’

By Caleb Bonham | March 26, 2015

Nye told University at Albany students that America needs a tax on energy use to ‘redistribute wealth.’ The former Disney actor also told students that the government’s real role is to ‘run things.’ Speaking to students at the [state run] University at Albany, Bill Nye the Science Guy said that a carbon tax was needed for the purpose of redistributing wealth. "We need, dare I say it, a tax, or should I say a fee," Nye purportedly said Wednesday, right before an anonymous student began recording. “It’s not just to be mean, it’s to redistribute wealth,” Nye said.

It’s nice to finally have someone come right out and admit it.



NE Sen Compares Cops To ISIS, Says He’d Shoot Cop

From Watchdog.org:

Nebraska senator compares police to ISIS, says he’d shoot a cop

By Deena Winter | March 25, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. – A black Nebraska state senator compared American police to Islamic terrorists and suggested he’d shoot a cop if only he had a weapon. State Sen. Ernie Chambers said during a legislative hearing on gun bills Friday that you don’t have to go halfway around the world to find an ISIS mentality. It can be found in America because police terrorize blacks every day…

Behold what the lies of Ferguson hath wrought.

“My ISIS is the police,” Chambers said, adding police can get away with shooting people if they “think” they’re going to do something — like pull a weapon. “The police are licensed to kill us — children, old people,” he said.



Visa Scandal Forced Hillary To Delay Announcement

From the Washington Times:

Scandals force Hillary Clinton to delay 2016 bid announcement

By S.A. Miller | March 25, 2015

… A Democratic strategist familiar with the [Hillary] team’s thinking said they are scrambling to limit the damage and readjust the campaign rollout schedule after the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general revealed an apparent cronyism scandal that ensnared Mrs. Clinton’s brother, Anthony Rodham, and two of her political confidants, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell.

And Harry Reid. Who has (coincidentally) just announced that he is not going to run for re-election.

The accusation that a top Obama administration official did favors for the three politically connected Democrats follows other damaging revelations swirling around Mrs. Clinton, including that the Clinton Foundation pocketed foreign donations while she was secretary of state and that she exclusively used a private email account that concealed official business while she was in office…

[Hank Sheinkopf, a veteran Democratic campaign adviser who worked for President Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign said:] “Every time there is a piece of news like this, it delays the announcement,” he said.



Reid Won’t Seek Re-Election (Not Due To His Injuries)

From a despondent New York Times:

Harry Reid Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election

By CARL HULSE | March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance.

Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in November’s midterm elections…

And we believe him, too.


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Taxpayers Paid $157M For Gov’t Union Work In 2012

From Fox News:

Taxpayers foot bill for union work, lawmakers seek changes

By John Roberts | March 26, 2015

When he arrived on Capitol Hill in January, freshman Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., discovered something he had no clue was going on. Hundreds of federal employees spend their entire workday — not doing the business of the government, but working for their unions. Hice told Fox News he was shocked by what he found.

"Waste on an egregious level by federal employees who are taking taxpayer monies and using it for purposes other than the reason they were hired," Hice said. It’s called "official time," and it was sanctioned into law by Congress in 1978…

We need to have it sanctioned out of law.

Hice argues that the situation has gotten out of control, and he’s pushing new legislation to change it.



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