Friday, April 26, 2013

Sources: Bombers linked to al-Qaida terrorist cells

April 26, 2013

Story with video (DEBKA)


He Stopped Loving Her Today

April 26, 2013

R.I.P George Jones 1932- 2013


Rolling Stone: "Everything Is Rigged, The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever"

APRIL 26, 2013

The Illuminati were amateurs. The second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy: There's no price the big banks can't fix


Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world's largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.  Read more

Is an Obama Cover-Up In Progress on the Marathon Bombing? [Updated]

APRIL 26, 2013

Many commentators have criticized the Obama administration for prosecuting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev criminally, which entailed giving him Miranda rights and providing him with a lawyer. But apart from the wisdom, in principle, of promptly commencing a criminal prosecution in this case, the sequence of events raises obvious questions about what the administration is up to.  

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Obama's hubris problem

By KEITH KOFFLER
4/26/13 5:10 AM EDT

The author says the president is giving off a 'L'├ętat, c'est moi,' vibe. | Reuters

(POLITICO) - Tuesday morning, a peculiar announcement trickled out of the White House press office: President Barack Obama would be holding a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston bombings. At the White House. By himself. No press or other intruders allowed.

Except the White House photographer.


That Obama assumed Americans would want an iconic photo of him privately mourning the victims of the bombings was emblematic of a kind of hubris that has enveloped the president and his White House as the president commences his second term.

Hubris in a leader is an obnoxious thing, leading to imperiousness in governing. And it’s also a dangerous thing for a second-term president, often spelling trouble.

Unfortunately, this president’s acts of high handedness and self-absorption have accumulating in the past several months at a blistering pace.

Even as the nation’s workers wilted under a struggling economy and high unemployment, Obama decided to take two round excursions to Hawaii at taxpayer expense over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Just six weeks later, he jetted down to Florida for a luxury four-day golf vacation where he played with Tiger Woods. Meanwhile Michelle Obama also took another vacation, skiing in Colorado.

Even as the sequester began to force those who work for him in the federal government to take furloughs and government services were scaled back – including, famously, the White House tours – Obama stepped up his golf, roaring out of the White House in his motorcade three Saturdays in a row for the 50-minute round trip drive to the Joint Base Andrews course.

In a true Marie Antoinette moment, Obama offered to pare back his pay by five percent as a show of empathy for those being furloughed. At annual salary of $400,000, that would force him to get by on a meager $380,000, in addition to a couple of hundred thousand extra dollars he can probably expect to make this year from book sales.

He had Memphis soul music legends throw a command performance for himself and the first lady in the East Room. He commended California’s attorney general for being the hottest of all the state AGs. He gave himself an exclusive viewing in the White House theater of the Jackie Robinson biopic, “42.”

On Saturday night, he’ll be partying with journalists and their celebrity guests at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association bash.

All while the nation continues to suffer under his stewardship of the economy.

When gun legislation he backed failed to pass last week, he threw an epic hissy fit in the Rose Garden, proclaiming his opponents liars who thought “it wasn’t worth it” to protect kids from gun violence.


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Against the ‘New Normal’

APRIL 26, 2013

ADVANCE EDITORIAL from the May 6, 2013 issue.
May 6, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 32 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL


Are you alarmed by the counterterrorism failures increasingly evident as we learn more about the Boston terror attack? Don’t be. Former CIA director Michael Hayden has helpfully explained, “This tragedy is the new normal.”

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Mugged by Reality: After Boston, Obama can no longer ignore the global jihad

APRIL 26, 2013

Wanna bet???


"The tide of war is receding", Obama says. But that is the old narrative, the narrative of the last four years, the narrative of peace and comity, the narrative being pulled apart by events. We know now that you cannot control the tide.


Read the entire article here

USDA/Mexico Spanish-language flyer: Get kids on food stamps without showing documents

4.26.13




The Department of Agriculture, via the Mexican government, assures potentially ineligible immigrants that they can still apply for food stamps on behalf of their eligible children without giving information about their immigration status, according to documents released Thursday by Judicial Watch.


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The Thin Red Line

4.26.13

Chemical weapons — the ‘red line’ which President Obama said he would so resolutely oppose — have emerged in Syria. Blood tests have confirmed the exposure of patients in hospitals to these weapons. Readers will recall that President Obama issued a stern warning against their use. Now they’ve been used. The problem is now how ignore them. The National Journal’s article is headlined: “Obama Is Looking for Reasons to Delay Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons Use.”

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Unconstitutional Obama wants SCOTUS to uphold controversial recess appointments

4.26.13

The Obama administration has now officially asked the Supreme Court to back them on these appointments:  FULL STORY>>

California bill would let illegal immigrants serve on juries

April 26, 2013


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Assembly passed a bill on Thursday that would make the state the first in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty.

Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, said his bill, AB1401, would help California widen the pool of prospective jurors and help integrate immigrants into the community.

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Jersey City man charged with having explosives on train 8 days before Marathon bombings: cops

April 26, 2013

Mykyta Panasenko, 27, of Jersey City, has been charged with having explosive devices in his home and on a train in Hoboken.
More than a week before three people were killed and more than 260 people were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, a Jersey City man carried two homemade explosives on an NJ Transit train, authorities say.

Police also found explosive devices in the Newport Parkway home of Mykyta Panasenko, 27, Jersey City police said today. According to a criminal complaint, Panasenko is charged with having "two destructive devices, specifically improvised explosive devices (IEDs) constructed from a cylinder containing Pyrodex (black powder)" on April 5, the criminal complaint says.  


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Boston Glob: FBI did not alert state’s anti-terror unit to its probe of suspected bomber in 2011

April 26, 2013


WASHINGTON — Antiterrorism intelligence units in Massachusetts were never notified that FBI agents had examined the activities of Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011, further evidence of gaps in the network of post-9/11 measures that may have contributed to insufficient scrutiny of the suspected Marathon bomber.


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Indiana Passes Knife Rights Switchblade Ban Repeal

April 26, 2013

Gilbert, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- After two years of effort by Knife Rights and our sponsors, the Indiana legislature has repealed the state’s irrational ban on switchblade knives.

Senator Jim Tomes and Senator Johnny Nugent have worked tirelessly with Knife Rights to pass this repeal.

Initially passed unanimously by the Indiana Senate, passage of the bill has been thwarted two years in a row by a single House committee chairman who refused to hear the bill. Senators Tomes and Nugent were able to bypass the obstinate chairman by adding the repeal language to a Conference Committee Report on HB1563 dealing with related matters. This Report was passed by the Indiana House 78-19 on Wednesday and the Indiana Senate 50-0 today.

HB1563 with the included Switchblade Ban Repeal language now goes to Governor Mike Pence. Please contact Governor Pence and ask him to sign HB1563.
His phone is: 317-232-4567
To email him, you must use the online form at: http://www.in.gov/gov/2333.htm

When you call and email, keep it polite, short and to the point. Simply ask Governor Pence to please sign HB1563. That’s it!

About:
Knife Rights (www.KnifeRights.org) is America’s Grassroots Knife Owners Organization, working towards a Sharper Future for all knife owners. Knife Rights is dedicated to providing knife owners an effective voice in public policy. Become a Knife Rights member and make a contribution to support the fight for your knife rights. Visit www.kniferights.org

Thursday, April 25, 2013

HERE COME THE TERRORIST SYMPATHIZERS: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Unarmed When Shot

APRIL 25, 2013

Officials now say Dzhokar was unarmed when he was captured. No gun was found on or around the boat.   Read More>>

Judge Sides With ICE Agents: Says Obama Admin. Can’t Refuse to Deport Illegal Aliens

APRIL 25, 2013

In a stunning order, a federal judge Wednesday said that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal aliens they deem “low priority”, in a lawsuit brought by ICE agents that could derail Obama’s plan to undermine immigration enforcement nationwide.

Federal Judge Reed O’Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.

“The court finds that DHS does not have discretion to refuse to initiate removal proceedings,” Judge O’Connor wrote in a stunning order few had expected.   

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Rescued at the Point of A Gun: Second Video Confirms Militarized, Warrantless Boston Raids

APRIL 25, 2013

Several days ago we posted a video depicting law enforcement officials forcing homeowners out of their residences at gun point as they searched for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Because the video was not an official, state-sponsored release through mainstream media channels, we were lambasted for publishing false information. Some readers via social media, our commenting forums and email suggested that nothing of the sort happened in Watertown, Massachusetts. They accused this web site, as well as Infowars.com (where we sourced the video), and other alternative media publishers of posting footage of an unrelated incident and summarily dismissed the shocking evidence.

For many, the notion that police, armed like military personnel, would raid homes in suburban U.S. neighborhoods with brute force and without regard for fourth amendment Constitutional protections such as warrants or probable cause, was something they simply couldn’t wrap their heads around.

Thus, alternative media was once again dismissed by many as peddling conspiracy theories.

So, for those who require their daily directives and talking points from ‘trusted’ mainstream media sources, we offer up a second video as evidence that not only did police and military personnel roll armored vehicles down city streets in America in a de facto state of martial law, but they actively entered the homes of hundreds of residences without permission, warrant or regard for the most fundamental laws of our land.

In traditional mainstream media style, note that the 7News reporter claims that as these dramatic events played out and the pattern was repeated “house after house”, the SWAT teams were actually “rescuing” residents who were hunkered down in their homes:

Each time the SWAT team would rescue a family at the point of a gun, they would rush into the home in an armed line, guns ready in case the suspect was hiding inside.



That’s what we’re calling it now… “being rescued.”

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Barney Frank compares al-Qaeda to Tea Party

APRIL 25, 2013

Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., responding to al-Qaeda’s criticism of his sexual orientation in the latest issue of their magazine, compared the terrorist organization to the Tea Party and cracked that the two groups are “aligned” with each other against gay marriage.   Keep Reading

Southern Poverty Law Center now tied to 'domestic terror

APRIL 25, 2013


A key leader of the Washington-based Family Research Council, the pro-family organization attacked by “gay” terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins, II, last year, says he is asking the government to stop utilizing the organization that likely influenced Corkins’ decision to attack innocent workers at FRC’s Washington office.

Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, the executive vice president of FRC and also a member of the board of WND.com, also is asking the U.S. news media to stop citing reports, statements and claims from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he said legitimizes the organization.

The reason is that Corkins, who has pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic terrorism, confirmed to the FBI that he obtained information about the FRC from the “hate group” listing posted online by the SPLC, and that’s how he picked his target.  

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Obama Wants Us to Pay for Abortion-Causing Devices, Too!

APRIL 25, 2013

Obamacare’s so-called “contraceptive mandate” has been much in the news. But much of what the administration calls “contraception” is actually abortion.

Take the copper IUD, for example. It is advertised as a contraceptive device, but even the New York Times, in a front page story about Plan B, admits that it causes early-term abortions. How? By preventing the implantation of a developing embryo in the uterus.

As the flagship paper of the liberal media writes, “[R]esearch suggests that the only other officially approved form of emergency contraception, the copper intrauterine device (also a daily birth control method), can work to prevent pregnancy after an egg has been fertilized.”

What we are talking about here is what is known as "heavy metal poisoning." The copper ions released by the IUD create a microenvironment hostile to living organisms, including tiny human beings. This is why, to adduce a crude example, fence posts used on modern-day farms are pressure-treated with copper-arsenic. This deadly chemical cocktail kills all the organisms, from bacteria to termites, that attempt to eat into the posts.

Read for yourselves what a handbook called Managing Contraception for Your Pocket has to say:

Republicans and Democrats in Washington Conspire to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare

APRIL 25, 2013

If this happens, the nation needs to collectively march on Washington, DC, burn it to the ground, and spread salt over the ground.

According to the Politico, in super secret “high-level, confidential talks”, Harry Reid, John Boehner, the Obama administration, and other lawmakers are working to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare.  


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Tamerlan Tsarnaev Vowed To Die For Islam

4.25.13

Tamerlan Tsarnaev vowed to die for Islam; judge may have prematurely stopped brother's interrogation, sources say

EXCLUSIVE: Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev sent text messages to his mother as early as 2011 suggesting he was willing to die for Islam, the FBI told lawmakers this week according to two officials with knowledge of the Capitol Hill briefing.  READ MORE


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In Relentless Pursuit of YOUR Tax Dollars: Democratic Legislation would provide subsidies for low-income broadband access

April 24, 2013

Program would be funded by tax on consumers' phone service.

New legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would update a government program for telecommunications subsidies, shifting it from telephone service to broadband service. Sponsored by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), the Broadband Adoption Act of 2013 would instruct the FCC to modify the Lifeline program, which currently subsidizes telephone service for low-income Americans, offering help for households to purchase broadband Internet service instead.

"The Lifeline program provides a tangible service to lower-income Americans and it is imperative that the Lifeline program be reformed and modernized to account for broadband services," Rep. Matsui said in a press release.

The Lifeline program is funded by the "Universal Service" fees that appear on Americans' phone bills. In addition to subsidizing service for low-income Americans, the Universal Service Fund also helps pay for service in rural areas. The shift to broadband has long been under discussion in Washington. A government report recommended extending the Lifeline program to broadband in 2010.

The FCC itself has been working to overhaul the complex Universal Service system. According to Matsui, recent changes to the Lifeline program have decreased participation from 18.2 million people last August to 13.2 million this month.

Matsui's proposal has the support of the advocacy group Public Knowledge, which argued that the bill was needed as telecom providers shifted to all-IP telephony services. "Congress and the FCC must ensure that the Lifeline program continues to provide low income Americans access to these networks that connect them to critical 911 services, employment opportunities, and the broader civic community," said PK's Christopher Lewis.

Rep. Matsui introduced similar legislation in 2011, but the proposal made little headway.

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David Brooks: Ted Cruz 'Has a Face That Looks a Little Like Joe McCarthy'

4.24.13

NewsBusters reported Sunday the media's chorus to silence Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) is growing louder.

 As fate would have it, at roughly the same time, David Brooks was sitting down for a chat with PBS’s Jeff Greenfield at the 92nd Street Y during which the New York Times columnist said, “It doesn’t help that [Cruz] has a face that looks a little like Joe McCarthy”


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Report: 2012 Regulatory Rules More Costly than All Rules in 'Entire First Terms of Presidents Bush and Clinton, Combined'

4.24.13


A new report by the Regulatory Studies Center at the George Washington University finds that the cost of regulatory rules in 2012 exceeded the cost of all rules in "the entire first terms of Presidents Bush and Clinton, combined."

"The Office of Management and Budget quietly released its draft 2013 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Regulations on Friday, April 19, covering regulatory activity through the end (September 30) of fiscal year 2012," the short white paper reads.

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In Florida, a food-stamp recruiter deals with wrenching choices

4.24.13

View Photo Gallery — The SNAP program in Florida: More people than ever rely on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. This is in part due to a bad economy, but it’s also because hundreds of recruiters now work to enroll people in the government program.
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Vt. Supreme Court hears case challenging legality of Barack Obama's run for re-election

4.24.13

Former Republican U.S. Senate hopeful brings case saying Obama is not a 'natural born citizen' because of father's citizenship

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Boston Marathon bombing lesson – political correctness kills

4.24.13

This combination of undated file photos shows Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left (deceased), and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. (AP/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young)
America is facing a jihadist enemy. It is an enemy that has proven it can inflict more civilian casualties on the United States than any other foreign enemy in almost 200 years.

Just last week this enemy killed 3 innocent people, wounded more than 100 and paralyzed a major American city.

Yet, our obsession with political correctness, with a strong desire not to offend our enemies makes our self-defense immeasurably more difficult.

The evil nature and intentions of our jihadist enemies are already clear. They hate us enough to pack pressure cookers with ball bearings, to hijack airliners and turn them into weapons of mass destruction, to wear underwear bombs, shoe bombs, and any other kind of bomb they can smuggle onto aircraft.


Yet we still can’t face facts. Consider these recent events:

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House report: Clinton didn’t tell the truth about requests for Benghazi security

4.24.13

House Republicans released their report on the investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attack, having concluded that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not telling the truth when she told Congress that she wasn’t aware that officials at the U.S. mission in Benghazi had requested extra security.

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The Obama Administration Even Knew: Older Boston Suspect Made Two Trips to Dagestan, Visited Radical Mosque, Officials Say

4.24.13

From boxing hopeful to OWS punk!
Tamerlan Tsarnaev waiting for a decision
after a boxing match during the 2009 Golden
Gloves National Tournament of Champions in
Salt Lake City on May 4, 2009
Two years ago, while visiting his family in the Russian region of Dagestan, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the prime suspect in last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, was flagged as a potential extremist by Russian security services. The only evidence they had were his regular visits to a mosque that gets more than its share of attention from police. Since its construction in 2000, the mosque’s broad, emerald-colored dome has been the center of the region’s Salafi community, which adheres to a more orthodox brand of Islam and, over the years, has been a hangout for men killed in shootouts with Russia’s counterterrorism forces.

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Analysis: Sleeper Cell in America?

April 24, 2013

Capping off a week of misinformation, confusion, contradiction, and error from the media and law enforcement, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino insisted Sunday that the Boston Marathon jihad bombers acted alone, even as it was becoming increasingly obvious that they did not. The UK's Mirror reported on the same day that "the FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist 'sleeper cell' linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers." And so the jihad in Boston widens to proportions that are as yet impossible to calculate – as are the potential casualty rates.

The Mirror added: "Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack" and quoted an unnamed source saying: "We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google. They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come."

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Exclusive: UN official blames America for Boston Marathon terror attacks

April 24, 2013


Richard Falk warns of “worse blowbacks,” says “Those to whom evil is done, do evil in return”

GENEVA, April 22, 2013In an exclusive report, UN Watch has revealed that top UN Human Rights Council official Richard Falk is blaming the Boston terrorist attacks on U.S. foreign policy and “Tel Aviv.”

In a letter sent today to UN chief Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice (see below), UN Watch demanded that Falk be condemned.

For more on Falk, who was recently expelled by the Human Rights Watch organization yet retains his UN position, click here.

Continue reading ‘Exclusive: UN official blames America for Boston Marathon terror attacks’

17 Unanswered Questions About The Boston Marathon Bombing The Media Is Afraid To Ask

April 24, 2013

So what kinds of questions should they be asking? The following are 17 unanswered questions about the Boston Marathon bombing that the media appears to be afraid to ask…

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The Most Unconstitutional Law In American History

April 24, 2013


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but something has happened that you need to know about.

(Western Journalism) - Last week, while our attention was diverted to the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt, the U.S. House of Representatives snuck in and struck a blow to civil liberties.

They passed new legislation called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA; and it has substantial implications for online freedom.

Although the President hasn’t officially signed CISPA yet, the Obama Administration has embraced Total Information Awareness –“TIA” for short – which refers to the government’s power to accumulate a massive, searchable database of every conceivable type of electronic information.

And I’m not even talking about the agencies already compiling virtually billions of phone and email records. CISPA has taken all of that to a new level. The United States government now has more power than ever to snoop on you.

CISPA advocates say the bill is an essential tool to protect Americans from foreign “hackers.”

But in actuality, it further erodes Americans’ internet privacy. CISPA is a clear example of politicos convincing the citizenry to abandon their liberties by manipulating fearfulness.

The End of Privacy

Under CISPA, corporations fork over the private data of American citizens to federal agents, as long as they can excuse the encroachment of your privacy in the name of protecting the vague mandate called “cyber security.”

And nothing will go untouched by those monitoring our activities.

At risk are emails… texts… Facebook (FB) posts… Tweets. Skype conversations. Discussion boards. Web pages. Travel records. Banking records. Credit card transactions. Stock market trades. Google (GOOG) searches. Even our landline and cell phone traffic.

All of it – fair game.

Your smartphone’s GPS will even share your exact location so the government will know whether you’ve joined one of those “domestic terrorist” groups.

And on top of that, the bill furnishes these private companies with immunity from lawsuits. CISPA typifies a disturbing form of corporatism, where companies surrender all obligations to protect your privacy in exchange for litigation protection. Companies can now be held harmless, irrespective of the hurt caused by divulging information to the government.

And if that doesn’t make your blood boil, perhaps this will: CISPA violates the fourth amendment.

The fourth amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Our Founding Fathers instituted broad measures to protect our privacy. But CISPA will allow federal officials to collect private information without a warrant from a federal judge.

The bill also grants federal agencies the right to give your information to other federal officials without obtaining a warrant.

Fortifying the Surveillance State

By this flinging open a previously barred (sealed, locked, barricaded) window to your private information, the government has laid the groundwork for an uber-intrusive surveillance state.

This is how it begins…

In September, the National Security Agency will open a one-million-square-foot mega-database facility, built by an army of 10,000 construction workers.

Located in Bluffdale, Utah, the federal data center will store information by the yottabyte. A yottabyte (10 followed by 24 zeros), makes a terabyte look microscopic. Powering this colossus requires a 200-megawatt air conditioning system (larger than what was used for the two World-Trade Centers combined). So much for “green” energy… this beast uses as much power as 200,000 homes.

This massive database – storing our every move – will be available to the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Defense, and, of course, the White House. If it travels through wires or the air, you can bank on it living on for eternity in the Utah datacenter. In the past, only the IRS has been so bold as to claim this power, but now everyone in government has easy access to your private data.

Welcome to Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.



This article originally appeared at CapitalHillDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission.

Relevent: The Secret Language Used on Capitol Hill

April 24, 2013

Last week we decoded Obama’s budget proposal for you. This week, we’re taking it a step further – we’re going to explain the language politicians on Capitol Hill use every day.

Capitol Hill lives in an alternate reality. Members, staff and even the media up here seldom say what they mean. Instead, they say what they think you want to hear.

Misuse of language is a truly bi-partisan affliction in our government. Even a cursory review of congressional speeches reveals a pattern of language manipulation.

And it creates great animosity toward our leaders. Words are used by members of congress to mislead – call it a blueprint for illusion, obfuscation and distraction.

Indeed, the congressional dictionary has words with unusual meanings. So today, I’m going to help you decipher the words found in the secret Capitol Hill dictionary.

Investment

This is the congressman’s code word for government spending. When he or she says, “We require more investment,” they really mean “We must increase spending on some pet project.

The word “investment” seems reassuring. Typically it connotes a venture that will generate a profit.

On Capitol Hill, nothing could be further from the truth. The returns envisioned are political or personal. A supporter or the member themselves is benefiting by receiving greater influence or aid… but a profit? No way.

Pay a Fair Share

This phrase is used by congressmen seeking the redistribution of wealth.

But what it actually means is that entrepreneurs and other productive business owners aren’t paying adequate taxes. And more of their income ought to be “contributed” to the authorities for redistribution to deserving constituencies.

Congress never offers a criterion as to what is a “fair share.” Naturally, a congressman’s boosters are contributing their “fair share”, regardless of how much they actually pay. Normal Americans, on the other hand…

Revenue

A congress member may frequently talk of the necessity of increasing revenues. Many times they use this word in conjunction with the phrase “millionaires and billionaires.”

Be aware: This almost always means taxes are headed higher.

Millionaires and billionaires, from the vantage point of Capitol Hill, include most middle class families. Sometimes it means any family making more than $250,000. But as in the case of the fiscal cliff deal sealed this January, millionaires and billionaires meant everyone.

Trust me, math skills are absolutely not a requirement to be in congress. In fact, it’s best if you don’t understand the huge numeric difference between 250,000 and one billion. Understanding math would just introduce far too much logic into the equation.

Spending Reductions

This word has the most bizarre meaning of all.

In the Tax Code, spending reductions have nothing to do with spending at all. Spending reductions just means higher taxes.

So why the confusing language? Well, every congressman likes to assume the mantle of deficit hawk. So they call a tax increase a spending reduction.

Here is one example of how it works.

Take mortgage interest deduction – a tax break for homeowners. If congress repeals this tax break and raises taxes on homeowners, they consider it a spending reduction. In reality, the only thing it’s reducing is a future debt increase (as the extra tax money will surely be spent).

This allows them to fool many unsuspecting people because the word has more or less an opposite meaning from what it sounds like.

Unprecedented

Congress uses this word to describe every crisis requiring a legislative solution.

They feel that whatever is currently on the docket is so extraordinary that everything they do or say must be loved.

Congress members are essentially oblivious to American history. Therefore, when they confront challenges and events, they believe they are entering totally uncharted territory.

Working People

This word is put forward to certify allegiance to ordinary Americans.

What a member actually has in mind is that he supports active and organized voting blocks and organizations over other Americans.

According to a member’s definition, the vast majority of Americans, including small business owners, are not working people at all, regardless of how many thousands of hours they work. In the Capitol Hill dictionary, only unions, organized special interests, and, best of all, political action committees, are considered working people deserving of extraordinary preferences and consideration.

Wrapping it All Up…

To understand the leaders on Capitol Hill, you have to listen very closely. The language of the politician is steeped in subterfuge. So don’t take their words at face value – learn to use the secret Capitol Hill dictionary to decipher the truth.

Until next time, I remain…

Your eyes on the Hill,





Floyd Brown, Chief Political Analyst

Source: Capitol Hill Daily

The Left shows it's hand in the war on women and children once again: Pro-Abortion Lobbyist Pleads Guilty to Arranging to Have Sex With 12-Year-Old

April 24, 2013

Last week, I missed this item:

Scott Richard Swirling, 62, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pled guilty today to traveling interstate to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr.; Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

I wrote about Swirling when he was arrested in January:

He was executive director of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, where he took the lead on a lawsuit arguing that it was unconstitutional to ban federal subsidies for abortion and abortion referrals. Earlier, Swirling was government affairs director — that is, chief lobbyist — of NFPRHA.

The group is something of a DC lobby for family-planning organizations including Planned Parenthood chapters.

source: nro

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Even the NY Times is now rejecting Monsanto GMO science

April 23, 2013

This isn't a leak. It isn't a timid flow. It's a flood.

I'm talking about about the criticism of Monsanto's so-called science of genetically-engineered food.

For the past 20 years, independent researchers have been attacking Monsanto science in various ways, and finally the NY Times has joined the crowd.

But it's the way Mark Bittman, lead food columnist for the Times magazine, does it that really the crashes the whole GMO delusion. Writing in his April 2 column, "Why Do G.M.O.'s Need Protection?", Bittman leads with this: "Genetic engineering in agriculture has disappointed many people who once had hopes for it." As in: the party's over, turn out the lights.

Read: Bittman Explains



Background Information: How Monsanto went from selling Aspirin to controlling our food supply

The "Boss" That Keeps Giving: Obama Quietly Signs STOCK Act Rollback

April 23, 2013



Opensecrets.org is reporting that President Obama has just signed “a rollback of key transparency provisions of the STOCK Act.”

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 was created in response to public outcry when it was revealed members of Congress were legally allowed to engage in insider trading.

Last week, the Senate stripped out the enforcement provisions of the Act and today President Obama quietly signed the rollback.


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8 Quotes Showing Why Gun Control Failed

4.23.13

Despite a fierce push by Democrats, gun control ultimately failed last week when the Senate could not get the 60 votes needed to expand background checks. Why or how did the package fail? The Constitution. These 8 quotes tell the story pretty well…

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College fires professor who forced students to sign pledge to vote for Obama

4.23.13


Brevard Community College (BCC) has fired a professor after a school investigation concluded she required students to sign a pledge to vote for President Obama in the run-up to the 2012 election.

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13 Worst Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970

April 23, 2013

The 1970s were a lousy decade. Embarrassing movies, dreadful music and downright terrifying clothes reflected the national mood following an unpopular war, endless political scandals and a faltering economy.

Popular culture was consumed with decline, especially Hollywood. The Omega Man, Soylent Green, Damnation Alley and countless other dystopian films showed a planet wrecked by war, pollution and neglect. In large part, the entertainment industry was reflecting the culture at large.

In 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated — okay, “celebrated” doesn’t capture the funereal tone of the event. The events (organized in part by then hippie and now convicted murderer Ira Einhorn) predicted death, destruction and disease unless we did exactly as progressives commanded.

Behold the coming apocalypse as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970:

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Planned Parenthood Kept Silent About Gosnell Butchery

4.23.13

Who outside of Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic knew about the massacre of the innocents but didn’t say a word to the authorities about it?

Planned Parenthood, that’s who. This week, Planned Parenthood Southeast Pennsylvania president and CEO Dayle Steinberg, speaking at a fundraiser, no less, admitted that she knew what was going on at Gosnell’s butcher shop. She and her organization did not report it to state health officials or anyone else who could have stepped in...

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Reuters Fires Employee Accused of Conspiring with Anonymous

April 23, 2013

Reuters has fired Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor accused of conspiring with Anonymous hackers in the attacks against the Tribune Company and the Los Angeles Times. However, the media giant has told him that the termination has nothing to do with the indictment.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Released: Exclusive Information on Saudi National Once Considered a Person of Interest in Boston Bombings

April 22, 2013


Background points:

A Saudi national originally identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing was set to be deported under section 212 3B — “Security and related grounds” — “Terrorist activities” after the bombing

As the story gained traction, TheBlaze’s Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood received word that the government may not deport the Saudi national, originally identified as Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject when confronted by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on Capitol Hill.

An ICE official said a different Saudi national is in custody, but is “in no way” connected to the bombings.

A congressional source, however, says that the file on Alharbi was created, that he was “linked” in some way to the Boston bombings (though it is unclear how), and that documents showing all this have been sent to Congress.

Key congressmen of the Committee on Homeland Security request a classified briefing with Napolitano

Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports that Alharbi was allegedly flagged on a terrorist watch list and granted a student visa without being properly vetted.

Sources close to the investigation also told him the Saudi is still set for deportation.

New information provided to TheBlaze reveals Alharbi’s file was altered early Wednesday evening to disassociate him from the initial charges

Sources say the Saudi’s student visa specifically allows him to go to school in Findlay, Ohio, though he appears to have an apartment in Boston, Massachusetts

Sources tell us this will most likely now be kicked from the DHS to the DOJ and labeled an ongoing investigation that can no longer be discussed.

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Shock Footage - Warrantless House-toHouse Raids In Boston

April 22, 2013
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'MarcoPhone' Program Covers Area Including 200k Sq Miles, 7+ Million People, Open-Ended Funding

April 22, 2013

In designing a federal grant program, one can opt for very general eligibility criteria, to provide certain flexibility, but strictly limit the funding to ensure the grant is narrowly applied. One could, alternatively, detail very specific eligibility criteria, with less restrictions on funding, to ensure grants get where they are intended. Applying very general criteria with loose restrictions on funding, however, is a recipe for potential fraud. This is the exact problem with the proposal dubbed "MarcoPhones."

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The ROOT of America's BIGGEST Problem: Goofball Lib Feinstein 'regrets' talk of declaring Boston bombing suspect a military combatant

April 22, 2013


Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday she “regrets” discussions on whether the surviving Boston bombing suspect should be interrogated as a potential enemy combatant.

The California Democrat told “Fox News Sunday” the Obama administration’s High Value Interrogation Group will interview suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, he will be read his Miranda rights at a later date and federal courts, not a military commission, can handle the case.

"I really regret all of this discussion, which is creating a conflict that need not be there,” she said. “The administration is ready. … I don’t think all of this is very helpful.”  


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Change.org hosts petition claiming Boston bombing suspects ‘wrongfully accused’

4.22.13

The online activism organization Change.org currently hosts a petition to President Obama asking him to guarantee “wrongfully accused” Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a “fair trial,” citing a lack of evidence to condemn Tsarnaev.

Change.org, which receives funding from groups including Amnesty International and the Humane Society, features a petition entitled, “Petition to guarantee Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the right to a fair trial,” created by Anita Temisheva of Chicago, Illinois.

The petition has already netted more than 2,000 signatures.


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Gun Shows Across the Nation Draw Record Crowds, Even After Toomey-Manchin Bill Fails

4.22.13

Gun shows across the nation have experienced record turnout, even as the federal gun control push has hit a major roadblock.

April gun shows - both before and after the Senate killed the Toomey-Manchin bill - have seen record crowds, as many fear the debate over the Second Amendment is not yet over.



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Irony: Watertown call probably saved Tsarnaev’s life; Update: Did Dzhokhar accidentally kill his brother?

4.22.13

This provides quite an ironic capper to That Was The Rotten Week That Was. The police had just given a press conference essentially saying that they couldn’t find 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and that people could once again leave their homes in Boston when David Henneberry noticed something odd in his backyard — an untied tarp flapping in the wind...  MORE

Heidi Heitkamp betrayed me on gun control

4.22.13

Bill Daley was White House chief of staff from 2011 to 2012 and secretary of commerce from 1997 to 2000.

I want my money back.

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Saudi Students in U.S. Up More Than 500% Since Sept. 11, 2001

4.22.13

Sept. 11, 2001 hijackers Hani Hanhour (right)
and Majed Moqed (left) at an ATM machine on
Sept. 5, 2001.
The number of Saudi Arabian students in the United States has increased by more than 500 percent since Sept. 11, 2001--when Hani Hanjour, a Saudi national who came here on a student visa flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, killing 189 people.

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From Our Stupid C*nt Department: Olivia Wilde Blames America for Creating Terrorists, Uses Boston Bombing to Push Gun Control

April 22, 2013

Liberals are spinning the growing body of evidence that the two suspects in the Boston Marathon terrorist bombings were likely motivated by radical Islamic beliefs.

Case in point: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone star Olivia Wilde, who unleashed a tweet this weekend that tried to distract Americans from that probability. She also shamefully used the terrorist attack as a cudgel against gun control critics.

First up--Wilde blames America for creating terrorists using a week-old op-ed about hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay prison.


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The Power of Being “Offended” in Order to Shut Down Political Debate

April 22, 2013

Has society really become quite thin-skinned, or is acting “offended” a new tactic that is being used to shut down legitimate political debate? Progressives are increasingly claiming to be offended whenever those on the right disagree with their left-wing positions. It doesn't matter what the issue is; the left will divert a legitimate political debate into an accusation that the right disagrees with them because they are full of hate towards them. This puts the right on the defensive, and removes the real debate from discussion. It then becomes difficult for the right to ever prevail with their position, because to do so would mean “hate” had won.  

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Immigrants More Likely to Identify as Liberal, Put International Law Over Constitution

4.22.13


This study from the Hudson Institute has wider implications beyond the current debate over amnesty. It places the blame for its findings on a failure of patriotism.

A country whose educational institutions are less patriotic and more liberal will play a crucial role in the shaping of a less patriotic and more liberal population. Immigrants who tend to get their identity more from education than national culture (tellingly immigrants are more likely to rank professors higher than soldiers, in contrast to native-born Americans) are more likely to lean left.

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Boston Jihad Bomber Visited mosque tied to "militant Islamic underground movement" many times

4.22.13

Surveillance showed the older Tsarnaev brother visiting a Salafi mosque in Makhachkala 6 times, meeting with a member of an Islamic underground group. The guy he was meeting with and Tsarnaev disappeared before authorities questioned them. Per the Dagestani police, the FBI never responded. More of the poisonous fruit of Obama whitewashing jihad from counter terror programs in the US.

The Boston jihad bomber should be treated as an enemy combatant. This delusion of treating jihad as a crime is silly and dangerous.

Why was the Boston jihadi allowed to become a US citizen (on 9/11, no less) when he had jihadist ties?    Read More>>

College Friend Of Boston Bombing Suspect Says They Discussed Bombing At School Gym

4.22.13

A student who was friendly with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told CNN Sunday that he discussed the Boston bombing with the suspected bomber at the UMass Dartmouth gym after Monday's bombing. Other students reflected that they were surprised by how normal Tsarnaev was after Monday's events.

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SCORE!!!!! At least 5 die in Arizona car crash during Border Patrol pursuit

April 22, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. -- At least five people were killed and more than a dozen hurt when an SUV crashed while it was being chased by the Border Patrol, authorities said Sunday.

Pima County Rural/Metro Fire Chief Willie Treatch said the midsize SUV was carrying 22 passengers, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 18 were aboard.  

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Entitlements: Drug smuggler Lindsay Sandiford appeals for legal funds

APRIL 22, 2013

A British woman convicted in Bali of drug smuggling is to ask the Court of Appeal to overturn a ruling upholding the UK government's refusal to fund her appeal against a death sentence.

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Broken Record: President Obama "Don't Rush to Judgment on Motive of Bomb Suspects"

April 22, 2013


President Obama gave the nation welcome advice not to rush to judgment about the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. But it came nearly a week after the mainstream media did nothing but speculate.

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Police: Boston Bombing Suspects Didn’t Have Gun Permits

April 22, 2013

You have got to be kidding me!



CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn’t have gun permits.

Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that neither Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) nor his brother Dzhokhar had permission to carry firearms.

He says it’s unclear whether either ever applied and the applications aren’t considered public records.

But he says the 19-year-old Dzhokhar (joh-KHAR’) would have been denied a permit because of his age. Only people 21 or older are allowed gun licenses in Massachusetts.

The suspects were also accused of hijacking a Mercedes on Thursday night.

Haas says the pair didn’t release the driver, but he escaped when he was left alone while the two men entered a convenience store.

Source: TPM

Americans 'snapping' by the millions

April 22, 2013

Exclusive: David Kupelian reveals record fear, stress, suicide – and inspired way out

Terrorism. Chaos. Fear of the future. In the age of Obama, America is undergoing a “fundamental transformation” – that much everyone knows.

But what few seem to realize about this transformation is that the sheer stress of living in today’s America is driving tens of millions to the point of illness, depression and self-destruction. Consider the following trends:


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Remember the Alamo! Today is Texas Independence Day

April 22, 2013

This 1895 painting by Henry Arthur McCardle depicts the April 21, 1836, Battle of San Jacinto in which Texicans led by Sam Houston defeated Mexican forces under Gen. Santa Ana. Texas Independence was the result.
It's a day that has often been left in the shadow of the Alamo in the national historical consciousness, but April 21 is among the most important days on the calendar in the history of one of America's most illustrious states, Texas.

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Two Arrested in Connection to Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

4.22.13

You just can't make this stuff up!

Two men arrested driving a BMW bearing the license plate “Terrorista #1″ are being connected to captured Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The Daily Mail is reporting that two foreign nationals were arrested in New Bedford, Massachusetts over immigration violations. The students were named by neighbors by the first names of Azmat and Diaz, and drove a black BMW 330XI with the personalized license plate and a bumper sticker that reads: ‘F*** you, you f****** f****’. Misunderstood youths, perhaps?

The New York Daily News also reported that the youths were picked up on routine immigration charges. Obviously, the newspaper didn’t want to drone on about that little tidbit.

They are thought to be from Kazakhstan — yes, yes, the home country of Borat — and disappeared themselves until being nailed by FBI agents at their ground floor apartment in a Friday night raid. A woman was also taken into custody believed by the Daily Mail to be somebody’s girlfriend.

The Daily Mail found pictures of the car on the Twitter timeline of @J_tsar, which is believed to be that of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Oh, Twitter — you aren’t worthless, after all.



source: ijreview

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Beck To Expose Impeachable Obama Boston Bombing Coverup

April 21, 2013

Godspeed, Glenn Beck!!




source: western journalism


Exclusive: Congressional Source Contradicts ICE Account, Says Lawmakers in Possession of File on Saudi National That Called for Visa Revocation

Alleged photo of Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi.
It’s unclear who the man on the right is.
Documents have been presented to Congress confirming that plans were made to revoke the visa of Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, a Saudi national once considered a “person of interest” in the Boston bombings, a congressional source told TheBlaze on Thursday.

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Saudi News Site: Michelle Obama Visited Saudi National in Hospital on Thursday

April 21, 2013

The well-known Saudi Arabian news site Okaz.com released a report claiming first lady Michelle Obama visited two young Saudi Arabian nationals — including one once considered a person of interest and who sources tell TheBlaze was being considered for deportation — in the hospital Thursday following the Boston attacks and reassured them of their health status.

Below is a screenshot of the Okaz report:

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Controversial Cybersecurity Bill Passes in House

4.21.13

Even national tragedies can be used to divert our attention from the agenda's "Forward" progress...


WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Pro-business legislation aimed at helping companies fend off sophisticated foreign hackers sailed through the House on Thursday despite a White House veto threat and an outcry from privacy advocates and civil liberties groups that say it leaves Americans vulnerable to spying by the military.

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Hope Still Alive and Well: Benghazi Whistleblowers Talking to Congressional Investigators

April 21, 2013


Benghazi is back in the news again. The terrorist attack on the American consulate that claimed the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, has received new interest due to whistleblowers who may have new information to give to congressional investigators:

CBS News has learned that multiple new whistleblowers are privately speaking to investigators with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya.

The nature of the communications with the whistleblowers and their identities are not being made public at this time. But in response, the Oversight Committee yesterday sent letters to the three federal agencies involved: the CIA, the Defense Department and the State Department.

The letters make the case for the whistleblowers to be able to share sensitive or classified information with their own attorneys, and ask for each agency’s official description of the legal steps that process must follow. The letters also state that additional witnesses may be “compelled by subpoena to give testimony.”


Secretary of State John Kerry, who assumed his new role in February, recently told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that it is, in his opinion, time to “move on” from Benghazi. But there are still many unanswered questions about security failures and the initial messaging from the White House that the attack was a “spontaneous” protest against an anti-Islam video that had gone awry.

A report released from an independent panel charged with looking into the State Department’s handling of Benghazi concluded that “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” led to lax security at the consulate. The report also noted that the ”first reference to the anti-Islam film that was initially blamed for sparking the attack was not detected on social media until a day later.”

Four officials at the State Department were relieved of their duties due to the report. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is thought to be the likely frontrunner for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2016, was not held accountable.


Source: United Liberty