Obama’s Hillary Prosecutorial Discretion – Feb 2016

The State Department: Hillary Clinton’s email correspondence contained ‘top secret’ material

– WashingtonPost

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“Seven of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email chains will be withheld from public release because they have been found to contain top secret information. (Reuters)

The State Department acknowledged for the first time Friday that “top secret” information has been found in emails that passed through the private email server Hillary Clinton used while leading the agency, elevating the issue in the presidential campaign three days before the hotly contested Iowa caucuses.”

– So Hillary lied when she said she didn’t send or receive ‘top secret’ communications on her server?

Read more here from the article by Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger @ the Washington Post

 

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22 Clinton Emails Deemed Too Classified to Be Made Public – 18 exchanged with the President

– NY Times Jan 29 2016

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“WASHINGTON — The State Department on Friday said for the first time that “top secret” material had been sent through Hillary Clinton’s private computer server, and that it would not make public 22 of her emails because they contained highly classified information.

The department announced that 18 emails exchanged between Mrs. Clinton and President Obama would also be withheld, citing the longstanding practice of preserving presidential communications for future release. The department’s spokesman, John Kirby, said that exchanges did not involve classified information.

The disclosure of the top secret emails, three days before Iowans vote in the first-in-the-nation caucuses, is certain to fuel the political debate over the unclassified computer server that Mrs. Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, kept in her home. The State Department released another set of her emails on Friday night in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

The department announced that 18 emails exchanged between Mrs. Clinton and President Obama would also be withheld, citing the longstanding practice of preserving presidential communications for future release. The department’s spokesman, John Kirby, said that exchanges did not involve classified information.”

Read more of the story by Steven Lee Myers @ NYT

– So Obama and Hillary exchanged 18 emails. That’s a lot considering Obama stated in Mar 2015 that he found out about Hillary’s email server from the media.

President Obama discovered Hillary Clinton’s personal email use through news reports

– NY DailyNews Mar 07 2016

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President Obama discovered former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email at the same time as news readers.

Obama, after delivering a Saturday speech in Selma, Ala., was asked when he found out about Clinton’s personal email system run from her Chappaqua home.

“The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” he told CBS News.”

More @ NY DailyNews

Global Media Consolidation – Jan 2016

10 Publishers Account For Half Of All US Internet Online News

– MediaPost

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“Overall, the top 10 publishers — together owning around 60 news sites — account for 47% of total online traffic to news content last year, with the next-biggest 140 publishers accounting for most of the other half, SimilarWeb found.

The biggest online news publisher for the U.S. audience was MSN, owner of MSN.com, with just over 27 billion combined page views across mobile and desktop, followed by Disney Media Networks, owner of ESPN and ABC News, with 25.9 billion.

Time Warner, owner of CNN and Bleacher Report, had 14.8 billion, followed by Yahoo with 10.3 billion, and Time, Inc. with 10.2 billion.

A bit further down the totem poll were CBS Corp., owner of Cnet.com, with 9.9 billion combined page views; NBC Universal, with 9.5 billion; Matt Drudge, with 8.5 billion; Advance Publications, with 8 billion; and Fox Entertainment Group, owner of Fox News, with 7.9 billion.

Turning to specific publications, MSN.com accounted for all of MSN’s traffic, again with 27 billion page views, followed by ESPN.go.com, with 23 billion; CNN.com, with 8.8 billion; Drudge Report, accounting for all of Matt Drudge’s traffic at 8.5 billion; Buzzfeed.com, at 6.8 billion; Foxnews.com, at 6.9 billion; NYtimes.com, with 6.3 billion; News.yahoo.com, at 6 billion; Cnet.com, at 5.2 billion; and Huffingtonpost.com, at 4.3 billion.”

Read more here @ MediaPost

 

More National Insecurity – Visa Overstays – Jan 2016

DHS Official Acknowledges Nobody in Fed Govt is Looking for Visa Overstays At Senate Hearing

– Daily Caller Jan 21

“Nobody’s looking for these people, right?” Sen. Sessions asked the Customs and Immigration Enforcement official, referring to foreigners who travel to the country legally but do not leave when their visa expires.

Sessions called the official, Craig Healy, to testify Wednesday before the immigration subcommittee he chairs for a hearing to examine this massive bloc of illegal aliens in America, referred to as “visa overstays.”

Healy told Republican Sen. David Perdue during the hearing the administration is currently investigating about 3,000 visa overstays, out of a total overstay population estimated between 4 and 6 million people. DHS reported Tuesday that in just one visa category, more than 500,000 foreigners overstayed their visas in 2015 alone. The vast majority of them have not been deported.

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“What I’m saying to you, Mr. Healy, is plainly obvious,” Sessions said. “That if somebody comes here and keeps their nose clean, and doesn’t have a criminal record, and they come here on a visa, and they stay, nobody’s ever going to come look for them under the policies of this government. And it’s a wide open method by which millions of people can enter our country unlawfully.”

Read more here @ DailyCaller

– With 4 to 6 million visa overstays, and few resources to chase down that many people illegally in the USA, maybe it’s time we put a severe limit on visas for any reason.

 

DHS Official: ICE Investigated .05 Percent of Visa Overstays

– Breitbart

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“The Obama administration investigated just 3,000 visa overstays out of an estimated population of some six million illegal immigrants who remained in the U.S. after their visa expired last year, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official testified before a Senate panel Wednesday.”

Read more @ Breitbart

National Insecurity – Jan 2016

DHS: Iran travel could be exempt from tighter visa rules

– Washington Examiner Jan 21

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“The Obama administration announced Thursday that it has started to implement a law passed last month that will deny foreign nationals from using the U.S. Visa Waiver Program if they’ve traveled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria.

But it also outlined the different kinds of waivers it might grant people who have traveled to those countries, exceptions that were already ginning up political opposition from Republicans.

One of these is a specific waiver for people doing “legitimate” business in Iran. The State Department has warned for weeks that this kind of exception might be possible under the law, and the Department of Homeland Security said in a press release Thursday that there were several other kinds of travel that are “eligible” for a waiver of the tighter visa rules.”

– Read more @ Washington Examiner

 

 

GOP explodes in anger as Obama creates Iran exemption for visas

– The Hill Jan 21

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“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday announced changes to the easy-entry visa waiver program, which allows citizens from 38 countries — including Australia, France and Japan — to enter the United States without a visa.

The DHS said its new policy will not prohibit people from the 38 countries from entering the U.S. if they have recently traveled to or are dual citizens of Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria, which are considered hotbeds of terrorism.

Instead, those people — who otherwise would have been eligible to participate in the visa waiver program — will have to obtain a visa through the State Department.

However, the administration is also creating a carve-case-by-case basis” to people who have traveled there for “legitimate business-related purposes” following adoption of the nuclear deal last year. ”

Read more @ The Hill

Apple and Microsoft May Use Cobalt Dug by Kids, Report Says – Jan 2016

 – Wired

 

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“Children as young as seven are working 12-hour days in dangerous conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to mine the cobalt many global tech firms use in their smartphones, computers and cars, according to a report Amnesty International and African Resources Watch (Afrewatch)released today. The report claims the companies, which include Apple, Microsoft and Samsung, are not performing the basic checks that would ensure mineral mining operations don’t use child labor.”

More here @ Wired.com

 

Investigate CAIR Says Ben Carson | Jan 14, 2016

Dr. Ben Carson Continues to Call for Thorough Investigation of U.S. Muslim Group CAIR

– BenCarson.com

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“Alexandria, Va. – January 14, 2016 – Dr. Carson, retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate, continues to call for the U.S. government to conduct a full investigation into the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim group. CAIR has extensive ties to foreign terrorist groups, such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and was once named by federal prosecutors as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a plot to facilitate terrorist financing.

CAIR has repeatedly and openly expressed support for terrorism, disdain for the U.S. Constitution and a desire for America to be ruled under Sharia law. Three Muslim countries, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Egypt, have designated the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates, which include CAIR, as terrorist organizations.

CAIR has long hidden behind a thin veil of advocacy, using political correctness to attack anyone who would expose their extremist roots. We can’t let a fear of offending obscure domestic terrorists prevent us from subjecting CAIR to the full scrutiny of law enforcement. CAIR’s ideals and activities do not represent the views of America’s peace-loving and patriotic Muslim communities. We must investigate this organization immediately in order to safeguard the security of the American people.”

 

More @ Dr. Ben Carson.com

 

 

 

Why the U.A.E. is calling 2 American groups terrorists

– Washington Post – 2014

 

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“United Arab Emirates released a list of designated terrorist groups and organizations over the weekend, with more than 80 different groups from around the world blacklisted. The list covers a variety of well-known names, including al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, al Shabab and Boko Haram.

It is the inclusion of two very specific groups, however, that made the list a hot topic on a number of right wing U.S. news sites. Two American groups that represent Muslims — the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society — had been designated terrorist groups by the Gulf state.”

 

Original story by Adam Taylor @ The Washington Post

Boeing Shuts Down Last Long Beach Plant – 2016

Last Boeing C-17 Leaves Long Beach Plant Killed by Union

– Breitbart

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– One more example of Gov Brown not lifting a finger to save Californian jobs. After Toyota, now this in Long Beach.

“Once responsible for 50,000 jobs, the C-17 program accounted for only about 14,000 jobs throughout California by 2010. With military aircraft orders starting to dry up and the Great Recession hammering Long Beach’s economy, Boeing made demands that workers accept benefit concessions.

Although the company was willing to offer a 3.4 percent raise in pay, Boeing wanted a lower company pension contribution and higher employee medical co-pays to remain competitive against Europe’s Airbus.

U.S. orders for the $240 million plane had ended four years earlier, but the company had started to sell C-17s to fleets in Britain, Australia, Canada and Qatar. The Long Beach plant had just received a six-plane, $1.5 billion order from the United Arab Emirates to be delivered in 2012, and more orders were expected to flow in.

But on May 12, 2010, 5,000 members of the United Auto Workers Local 148 answered the call with 80 percent of workers voting against the company offer and going out on strike against Boeing at midnight–the first strike in 25 years.

With 9.5 percent of Americans unemployed and 932,234 properties in foreclosure, industry analysts and the public were appalled that the UAW would walk out. The strike ended a month later, but the bitterness of the strike motivated Boeing to begin talks about terminating the C-17 program and shutting down the site.”

More here by Chris W. Street @ Breitbart