Dear Wild Bill sounds good to me. Go!!! Andrew
An American anchor working for state-owned television station Russia Today quit on air on Wednesday. Liz Wahl, in the network’s D.C. bureau, announced she could no longer be “part of a network that whitewashes the actions of Putin. I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I am resigning.”
“It actually makes me feel sick that I worked there,” Wahl told The Daily Beast exclusively.
She had been planning this move for some time. “When I came on board from the beginning I knew what I was getting into, but I think I was more cautious and tried to stay as objective as I could,” she said, explaining that she was repeatedly censured by her superiors.
The Kremlin’s influence over RT is subtle, Wahl said, but management manipulates its employees, punishing those who stray from the narrative. “In order to succeed there you don’t question,” Wahl explained.
RT has had some doozies recently, like ”Self-defense force ranks swell in anticipation of Crimea showdown with radicals” and ”Tea, sandwiches, music, photos with self-defense forces mark peaceful Sunday in Simferopol.”
On Tuesday, RT anchor Abby Martin denounced Putin’s invasion of Crimea. “I can’t say enough how strongly I am against any state intervention in a sovereign nation’s affairs. What Russia did is wrong.” Soon after, Martin’s bosses said they would sent her to Crimea, which she declined.
“I just think it’s absurd that we’re just a few blocks away from the White House and this is all able to go along,” Wahl said
Read more at The Daily Beast
Go Rep Gowdy……. Thank you for standing up for the American People. Please let me know what you think. Andrew
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Published on Feb 25, 2014
Trey Gowdy on Greta Monday night blasted Susan Rice for her lack of regret over lying about the Benghazi attack in which 4 Americans die/ Gowdy called her “stunningly arrogant” and said she was continuing to peddle a “false narrative.”
Rice blamed the misstatement on faulty intelligence. But Gowdy wasn’t buying it. “There is no evidence to support that false narrative of a video,” he began. “Not a scintilla of evidence. All of the evidence pointed exactly to what she claimed it wasn’t: a preplanned, coordinated attack.”
“So she was fabulously wrong when she said it the first time,” he declared, “and stunningly arrogant in her refusal to express any regret for lying to our fellow citizens.”
Given Rice’s insistence, Susteren asked the congressman what could be done to hold her and the administration accountable.
“I would love the chance to ask follow-up questions of Susan Rice, because David Gregory apparently did not avail himself of that opportunity,” he said, referencing Sunday’s interview. “Greta, I just listened to the the clip. I get tougher questions in the Bojangles drive-thru than he asked her.”
“There’s no regret about lying to your fellow citizens?” Gowdy continued. “No regret about the fact that in 18 months, not a single solitary person has been brought to justice? No regret for misleading the families and the loved ones of those four murdered Americans? I can certainly help her if she is struggling to come up with an area of regret.”
Susteren also asked the congressman why, given the absurd nature of the White House’s video story, Rice and the administration still tried to cover up the attack.
Gowdy noted that “we were in the midst of a [presidential] campaign,” with President Obama touting the effective defeat of al-Qaida. “Al-Qaida was not on the run,” he said, “they were at the front door of our facility in Benghazi, getting ready to kill our ambassador and burn it down.”
“So she can either tell the truth, or she can blame it on a video for which there is no evidence whatsoever,” he continued. “And she opted to protect her career and parrot the talking points that were provided to her by the White House.”
And John McCain on Meet The Press doing a wonderful job of being a master of the obvious
On Tuesday, White House Senior AdviserValerie Jarrett told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Americans are “hungry” for Obama to take unilateral action, bypassing Congress wherever he can to get things done, CNS News reported.
“People around our country are hungry for action,” she said. “And what you’ll hear from the president tonight is going to be all about action — creating opportunity — and it’s going to be a very optimistic speech.”
According to Jarrett, Obama will “set forth very specific, concrete proposals that he thinks will move our country forward — create opportunity for hard-working Americans who want to succeed.”
Although Obama will prod Congress to act on his agenda, Jarrett said Obama “will make clear tonight that he will take action on his own,” bypassing Congress when he sees fit.
“We’re going to do what we can, within the president’s own executive power, and working throughout the country with those who want to move our country forward,” she added. “And it is a lot of potential there. And I think the optimism that the president has comes from the grit and determination of the American people, our businesses, many of who (sic) are bringing jobs back to America, so we have some momentum going, and we just need to call on everybody to work together, and that’s what the president will do this evening.”
WASHINGTON — The family of the young, unarmed woman shot to death by federal agents in the shadow of the Capitol will file a $75 million lawsuit against the U.S. government, WND has learned.
Attorney Eric Sanders informed WND he has filed the multi-million dollar claim against the U.S., the uniformed division of the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Capitol Police for “numerous intentional, grossly negligent and reckless actions of police officers, supervisors, managers and other related employees.”
Miriam Carey was shot to death Oct. 3, 2013, by federal officers after a car chase that began at the White House and ended about a block from the Capitol.
Sanders said that after months of waiting for the release of the official investigation and after an exhaustive review of all publicly available data, the Carey family has concluded the shooting was not justified.
No one has been charged in the deadly shooting of the 34-year-old mother and dental hygienist from Connecticut.
The suit maintains Carey was still alive after she was shot numerous times by officers then taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Carey was mortally wounded by gunfire during the chase, according to the suit. But out of panic, she continued driving until she finally came to a stop and was taken from her car, a few blocks away from the initial shooting.
The suit said the incident began because Carey “mistakenly drove past the first guard post at the White House entrance because the entrance was negligently maintained, covered and supervised by police officers, supervisors, managers” and others, and then tried to make a lawful U-turn to leave.
First Lady Michelle Obama on Sunday encouraged kids to be more like their puppies in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Mrs. Obama drew some criticism for politicizing the annual “puppy bowl”when she made an appearance with White House dogs Sunny and Bo, using the platform to tell children that puppies drink a lot of water, so they should, too.
“In order to prepare for the Bowl, Bo, Sunny, and local Puppy DC students encouraged the pups to keep moving as they practiced tire and tackle drills and played fetch with them,” Let’s Move! said in a blog post.
“The First Lady reminded everyone that playing with your pet is a great way to get active,” the initiative said. “She even joined in for a touchdown dance to celebrate with the students and puppies.”
Read more at Washington Free Beacon
Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the president’s persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat. On Monday, Mr. Obama acted unilaterally to raise the minimum wage paid by federal contracts, the first of many executive actions the White House promised would be a theme of his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
The president’s taste for unilateral action to circumvent Congress should concern every citizen, regardless of party or ideology. The great 18th-century political philosopher Montesquieu observed: “There can be no liberty where the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or body of magistrates.” America’s Founding Fathers took this warning to heart, and we should too.
Read more at The Wall Street Journal
The White House has released a fact sheet on 12 key executive actions President Barack Obama plans to take this year.
The plans come in three identified areas: “middle class security and opportunity at work,” “jobs and economic opportunity,” and “schools and education opportunity.”
Here are the basics, as outlined by the White House:
• Raising the Minimum Wage through Executive Order to $10.10 for Federal Contract Workers. The President will also continue to urge Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 across the nation because no one who works full-time should have to raise their family in poverty.
• Creating “myRA” – A New Starter Savings Account to Help Millions Save for Retirement. The President will take executive action to create a simple, safe and affordable “starter” retirement savings account available through employers to help millions of Americans save for retirement. This savings account would be offered through a familiar Roth IRA account and, like savings bonds, would be backed by the U.S. government.
• Building a 21st Century Workplace for America’s Working Families. The President will host a summit on Working Families to highlight the policies that will ensure America’s global economic competitiveness by supporting working families; showcase companies doing exemplary work in this space; and highlight model laws and policies from cities and states across the country in areas such as discrimination, flexibility and paid leave.
Jobs & Economic Opportunity
• Launching Four New Manufacturing Institutes in 2014. American manufacturers are adding jobs for the first time in over a decade. To build on this progress, the President will launch four new institutes through executive action this year. These institutes will build on the four the President has already announced.
White House press secretary Jay Carney was knocked on his heels during an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” trotting out old excuses for President Barack Obama’s lackluster economic record as Washington prepares for Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
Carney sat down for his first Sunday show interview — and a surprisingly tough one at that — with ABC’s Jon Karl. The reporter opened with a fastball, highlighting a new poll showing just 37 percent have confidence in Obama’s leadership. “How can the president lead when barely a third trust his ability to make the right decisions?”
“Jon, I think what we saw last year in 2013,” Carney began, “was a Washington that did not deliver for the American people. And the president sees this as a year of action, to work with Congress where he can and to bypass Congress where necessary, to lift folks that wanna come up into the middle class.”
Karl highlighted the president’s promises on minimum wage, immigration and gun control made during last year’s State of the Union speech. “None of that happened,” the reporter noted. “Isn’t this year only going to be harder?”
Carney blamed Capitol Hill. “Those were calls for action that involved Congress,” he said, explaining the president’s “disappointment” and claiming the White House is “optimistic” about the passage of “comprehensive” immigration reform in 2014.
Karl then pivoted to Obamacare’s dismal poll numbers:
KARL: Will it have been worth it if you lose the Senate? I mean, you already lost the House because of the healthcare law –
CARNEY: Look, I’ll tell you what –
KARL: Will it have been worth it politically?
CARNEY: Expanding access to quality and affordable health insurance to millions of Americans, reducing the growth of healthcare costs, which is happening at a rate –
KARL: Will it have been worth it if you lose the Senate? It’s a simple –
CARNEY: You know what? This is not about politics. So the answer is, it is absolutely worth it, no matter what happens politically –
KARL: Even if you lose the Senate.
CARNEY: Because what — and I tell you, I just disagree that — Republicans are going to have a winning issue if they decide to run on this, because they have to explain what repeal means.
Carney was also forced to deflect blame over the tottering American economy, echoing White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer by blaming the 2008 financial crisis — and by implication the prior administration — for rising income inequality and dismal workforce participation (RELATED: BROKEN RECORD: White House adviser blames economic woes on Bush administration policies).
“A lot of people were thrown into poverty by the worst recession since the Great Depression,” he claimed, “which was in full bloom when President Obama was sworn into office.”
“But the president’s had five years, Jay,” Karl pressed. “I mean, five years. The economic crisis is in the rear-view mirror. The Bush years are in the rear-view mirror. Doesn’t the president bear some responsibility — his policies — for the fact that the poverty rate in America has gone up, the gap between rich and poor is only greater?”
Carney suggested the president is caught in the jaws of historical circumstance. “The problem and the challenge that the president has identified has been one in the making for over thirty years,” he explained.
Finally, the White House Press secretary vehemently denied New York Times’ editor Jill Abramson’s contention that the Obama White House is the most secretive she has ever covered. “I strongly disagree with that statement,” he declared. “I know from experience that it’s wrong. We provide an extraordinary amount of information and access to reporters, and we work every day to provide more.”
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I’ve got some questions…
What about Benghazi?
Fast and Furious?
Why are you taking expensive factions when we are broke?
Why are you so secretive even according to the NY Times, when you said you would be transparent?
Let me know if you can think of more, and check out this latest foolishness from the Obama Administration. The Big Block of Cheese I vote for is Limburger, since the practices of the Obama Administration Stink!!!!
Someone at the White House thinks this is a gouda idea.
The Obama administration on Wednesday is hosting what it’s calling a virtual “Big Block of Cheese Day,” during which time dozens of White House officials will take to social media for a day long “open house’ to answers questions from “everyday Americans” in real-time on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and via Google+ Hangout.
The cheese reference you ask? That apparently goes back to President Andrew Jackson, whom the White House says in 1837 hosted an open house featuring a 1,400-pound block of cheese that sat in the main foyer of the White House.
“This original ‘Big Block of Cheese Day’ opened the doors of the White House to thousands of citizens to interact with cabinet members and White House staff, – and carve off a slice of the four foot by two foot thick slab of cheddar,” the White House said.
Post his State of the Union address, Obama is looking to do the same — via social media, the White House says. Helping it get the word out, two stars of the TV show, The West Wing.