At the end of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Chappaqua street sits a for-sale sign for a used e-mail server with a clean hard drive. It includes the Clintons’ home address and instructs interested buyers to, “See Bill.”
Gary Murphy — channeling his inner Jon Stewart, he says — was irked by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s reason for using a private server set up in her New York home to do all her e-mailing, both for personal conversations and State Department business.
So, Murphy, 44, who lives in Chappaqua, about two miles away from the Clintons’ home, was driving around Wednesday and decided to make his annoyance known. Read more at washingtonpost.com.
By Edward Klein | March 14, 2015 | 9:33pm
By: Kevin Derby – March 9, 2015
Over the last five years, as Sunshine State News covered Florida politics, among the biggest stories was the emergence of U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla. Yoho has become one of the leaders of the tea party across the nation.
While he is best known nationally for making waves in Washington, standing up to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Yoho pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Florida political history in August 2012 when he ousted U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns in the Republican primary. Read more at: sunshinestatenews.com.
South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer on Sunday. He was questioned about Hillary Clinton’s emails and why they were so important.
One of the things he focused on were the “huge gaps” in the emails he has received related to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.
Here is a partial transcript of the CBS segment (Video appears at the end):
Bob Schieffer: “Are you going to release the emails that she has sent to your committee.”
Trey Gowdy: “Uh no sir not yet because we don’t have all of them and there’s a reason that serious investigations don’t leak, and I don’t like selective releases. We had eight emails, Bob last August. We didn’t release those. We got three hundred more emails totaling eight hundred pages in February – We haven’t released those. It’s frankly not fair to the secretary, not fair to your viewers or my fellow citizens to selectively release information. Now if she wants to release all of them with the emphasis being on the word all, she’s welcome to do that I can’t stop her from doing, but serious investigations don’t make selective releases.”
Bob Schieffer: Well let me make sure I understand why this is significant. And that is by, by using this private account on a private server, she could not only keep those emails from the reach of the government as I understand it, but she could delete the emails without anybody knowing it. So she has sent you some emails but are there any gaps in the emails you have received so far from her?”
Trey Gowdy: “Yes sir, there are gaps of months and months and months and if you, if you think to that iconic picture of her on, a C-17 flying to Libya, she had sunglasses on and she has her handheld device in her hand. We have no emails from that day, in fact we have no emails from that trip. So it’s strains credibility to believe that if you’re on your way to Libya to discuss the Libyan policy that there’s not a single document that’s been turned over to Congress. So there are huge gaps and, you know, with respect to the president. It’s not up to Secretary Clinton to decide what’s a public record, and what’s not. We need someone, and frankly, I’ve lost confidence in the State Department to make that determination. They’re the ones who allowed this arrangement, they’re the ones who did nothing about this arrangement until they got a request from out committee. I mean frankly, I think your viewers are entitled to a neutral, detached arbiter to determine what’s a public record, first of all, so that never should have left the custody of the government, and secondarily, what is our committee entitled to? We’re not entitled to everything. I don’t want everything. I just want everything related to Libya and Benghazi…”
“…I continue to naively believe that people have a right to expect their government to tell them the truth in the aftermath of a tragedy, and we know that the video was not connected, and we know it was not a spontaneous protest. What we don’t know, is how early the administration knew those two narratives were false”
Bob Schieffer then abruptly ends the interview citing time constraints.
Yesterday, it was revealed by The Washington Times that earlier in the week, lawyers for the Obama administration admitted they had lied during recent court proceedings on immigration and had already approved over one-hundred thousand cases of executive amnesty. This was in direct conflict with testimony given to Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who issued a stay in Obama’s executive actions that would allow five million illegal immigrants to stay in the country legally. In other words, the lawyers who were trying to appeal the judge’s stay lied to the judge during the initial arguments.
You can’t make this stuff up. Read more at: westernjournalism.com.
Here’s What Israel Says…
It’s no secret that the people of Israel don’t much like or trust Barack Obama.
The results of an opinion poll conducted last year for The Times of Israel show that only 1 in 5 Israelis believed that President Obama will prevent Israel’s sworn enemy, Iran, from obtaining nuclear weapons. Just 1 in 3 Israelis, said the poll, had a favorable view of Obama.
Now, as the election for Prime Minister looms with less than two weeks to go, new surveys show that Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election prospects have improved since he delivered his controversial “fateful crossroads” speech earlier this week to the U.S. Congress. Read more at: westernjournalism.com.
Question: What is the largest cave in the United States?
Answer: The Republican Establishment.
While there a relatively small number of true Conservative Republicans in the House (thankfully our own Congressman, Ted Yoho is one of them) and Senate, many are not. Many talk the talk, but when it comes to walking the walk, not so much. They are so concerned with their own reelection and power, that principles do not seem to matter. The voters gave them a mandate to do the right thing, but they just keep on keeping on with their Washington business-as-usual behavior. At least the Progressive Democrats are honest about where they stand; they want more government control of everything and everyone and they make no bones about it.
The links below illustrate this cave-in mentality. While many refer to very recent events, one can easily locate articles that go back years. Just Google the phrase Republican party caves or Republican cave. You’ll come up with more than you care to read. Sad!
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland–Here at CPAC, the speaker lineup got shuffled around to accommodate Sen. Rand Paul’s voting schedule in the Senate. That led to a big delay for a large group of young Jeb Bush supporters who arrived in time to boost their candidate’s CPAC speech.
Instead of Jeb Bush, who was expected to speak at 1:40 this afternoon, supporters found Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on stage.
As the delay continued, the influx of Bush supporters wearing red “Jeb!” stickers thumbed through their smart phones and waited patiently in the ballroom aisles for their candidate. Many of the ballroom chairs weren’t filled, but they appeared willing to stay standing in groups. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
Here’s Jeb’s full speech if you can sit through it.
Thursday at the Federal Communications Commission meeting on open Internet rules and access to broadband Internet, Commissioner Ajit Pai made a statement before the FCC vote to take unprecedented control over the internet with a secret plan.
Transcript as follows:
“The Wall Street Journal reports that it was developed through ‘an unusual secretive effort inside the White House.’ Indeed, White House officials, according to the Journal, functioned as a parallel version of the FCC. Their work led to the president’s announcement in November of his plan for internet regulation, a plan which the report says blindsided the FCC and swept aside months of work by Chairman Wheeler toward a compromise. Now, of course, a few insiders were clued in about what was transpiring. Here’s what a leader for the government-funded group Fight for the Future had to say, ‘We’ve been hearing for weeks from our allies in D.C that the only thing that could stop FCC chairman Tom Wheeler from moving ahead with his sham proposal to gut net neutrality was if we could get the president to step in. So we did everything in our power to make that happen. We took the gloves off and played hard, and now we get to celebrate a sweet victory. Congratulations. what the press has called the parallel FCC at the White House opened its door to a plethora of special interest activists. Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, Free Press, and Public Knowledge, just to name a few. Indeed, even before activists were blocking the chairman’s driveway late last year, some of them had met with executive branch officials.
“But what about the rest of the American people? They certainly couldn’t get White House meetings. They were shut out of the process altogether. They were being played for fools. And the situation didn’t improve once the White House announced President Obama’s plan, and ‘asked’ the FCC to implement it. The document in front of us today differs dramatically from the proposal that the FCC put out for comment last May, and it differs so dramatically that even zealous net neutrality advocates frantically rushed in, in recent days, to make last-minute filings, registering their concerns that the FCC might be going too far. Yet, the American people, to this day, have not been allowed to see President Obama’s plan. It has remained hidden. Continue reading and watch the VIDEO at breitbart.com.
It looks like those Americans-in-Waiting will have to wait a little longer.*
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen has denied the Justice Department’s request to stay his injunction against Obama’s executive action on immigration.
The Obama administration submitted a request Monday for Judge Hanen to lift his temporary ban on the executive amnesty program by Wednesday, hoping that Hanen would allow the program to go forward while the case worked its way through court. Read more at truthrevolt.org.
February 26, 2015 by Alan Berkelhammer
Filed under Constitution, Educational, Executive Branch, First Amendment, Hot Topics, Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, National Info, News Articles, Taxes, Tea Party
BY ALAN CARUBA
The America that has existed from the days of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, when its sovereignty was acknowledged by a treaty with England 1783, and its founding in 1788 with the ratification of the Constitution is no more. The America for which thousands fought and gave their lives is no more.
That America ends on February 26 when the Federal Communications Commission, under intense pressure from the Obama White House and with the votes of its Democratic Party commissioners asserts government control over the Internet with a 332-page set of regulations, dubbed “Net Neutrality.”
Writing in the Feb 22nd Wall Street Journal, columnist L. Gordon Crovitz summed up what will occur saying “Obamanet promises to fix an Internet that isn’t broken…The permissionless Internet which allows anyone to introduce a website, app, or device without government review, ends this week.”
“The big politicization came when President Obama in November demanded that the supposedly independent FCC apply agency’s most extreme regulation to the Internet.” Of course Obama wants the Internet regulated and of course the Democratic Party will support this move to control who gets to put up a website or blog and, more importantly, who gets to say anything critical of the President.
The Democratic Party has been in everything but name the Communist Party in the United States for several decades. Obama was raised and mentored to be a Marxist. What we are witnessing is nothing less than tyranny replacing democracy.
Crovitz warned that “This week Mr. Obama’s bureaucrats will give him the regulated Internet he demands. Unless Congress or the courts block Obamanet, it will be the end of the Internet as we know it.”
Earlier this week, as reported by Giuseppe Macri in The Daily Caller the FCC’s two Republican commissioners, Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly, asked Chairman Tom Wheeler “to delay the vote and release his proposal to the public. ‘We respectfully request that FCC leadership immediately release the 332-page Internet regulation plan publicly and allow the American people a reasonable period of not less than 30 days to carefully study it.’”
There is some evil at work here because, as the Republican commissioners point out, “the plan in front of us right now is so drastically different than the proposal the FCC adopted and put out for public comment last May.”
Shades of ObamaCare! Even the Democrats who voted that monstrosity into law had not read it. Now neither Congress, nor the rest of America is being permitted to see regulations that will determine what can and cannot be posted to the Internet, the greatest instrument of free speech ever invented since the printing press.
Commissioner Pai says that the FCC is “adopting a solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist using legal authority we don’t have.” He estimates that the regulations will add up to $11 billion in new taxes on Internet access.
In a commentary, “Neutralize Obama’s Hijacking of the Internet”, Judi McLeod, the editor of CanadaFreePress.com, said “Forget NSA, the FBI, the CIA, and all warnings sent by Edward Snowden. They’ve got nothing on how Net Neutrality will silence you.”
“Someday in the near future when you type in the words “Islamic terrorists” in an Internet post, you will be knocked off the Net and find it all but impossible to climb back on again.”
Do I think the Congress will exercise its oversight responsibilities and stop this tyrannical power grab? No. Do I think our court system will do anything other than bow to precedent set by earlier FCC regulations? Yes.
As a nation founded on and devoted to freedom of speech, I think February 26, 2015 will go down in the history books as the day when that freedom came to an end in America [bold type, mine].
Thanks to a National Security Agency we no longer have any privacy regarding anything we say using telephones, the Internet or any other form of communication.
If the Democrat-controlled FCC has its way, the Internet will slow your access and could eliminate access [sic] countless sites that provide news and express opinions the federal government finds offensive. That’s what tyrannies do.
© Alan Caruba, 2015
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