The news release was emailed to dozens of local and national media representatives earlier this week.
The city of Ferguson was promoting a five-week series of “town hall” meetings beginning Monday to update residents “on changes the council wants the community to consider” and to address concerns about the city.
But by Friday, a little-known unit of the U.S. Department of Justice had gotten involved, and those meetings, originally billed by Mayor James Knowles as a dialogue with the community “so they know exactly where we stand on things with full transparency,” would be closed to the media and nearly anyone else who wasn’t a resident
Double Standard: NBC Gives News Christie Innocent In Bridgegate Scandal Only 38 Secs; Devoted Nearly 5 Mins When Scandal Broke | Media Research Center
An enormous development in the Bridgegate scandal broke late Thursday afternoon when federal officials reported that they have cleared New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) of any wrong-doing relating to the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in September 2013. When it came to the major broadcast networks covering this huge development, ABC and CBS punted on the story and refused to cover it in their Thursday night newscasts. NBC Nightly News did cover the story, however, but only in the form of a news brief that lasted for 38 seconds.
The Senate has refused to consider Sen. Ted Cruz’s bill that would strip Americans of their citizenship for joining the Islamic State (ISIS) or any other terrorist group after one Democratic member objected.
“If we do not pass this legislation, the consequence will be that Americans fighting alongside ISIS today may come home tomorrow with a U.S. passport, may come home to New York or Los Angeles or Houston or Chicago and innocent Americans may be murdered if the Senate does not act today,” the Texas Republican said on the Senate floor, The Washington Times reports.
The move came before the Senate considered legislation that would allow the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against the Islamic State.
STATE DEPT USED FAKE NAME FOR PART OF BENGHAZI EMBASSY TO IGNORE SECURITY STANDARDS – Patriot Action Network
The quest for the truth on Benghazi made a little progress yesterday, but that hasn’t stopped the developments from being any more outrageous. As the Benghazi Select Committee discovered yesterday, Hillary Clinton’s State Department fabricated the name “special mission compound” for a portion of the embassy’s facilities at Benghazi in order to dodge security standards for it. Representative Pete Roskam (R-IL) found this out while grilling Todd Keil a member of the Independent Panel on Best Practices that was conducted in the aftermath of the attack. D
what we’ve found out here is that the State Department was intentionally lax in its security for the a portion of the embassy because it wanted to dodge. As Howe notes in his post theOverseas Security Policy Board (OSPB) is:
The Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB) is an interagency body created to assist the Secretary in carrying out the statutory security responsibilities prescribed by the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986. The OSPB provides a mechanism for collective consultation with other Federal agencies, and has been assigned responsibility to develop security polices and standards. OSPB security standards are threat-indexed countermeasures (i.e., actions, devices, procedures, or techniques
Today, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual report on poverty. This report is noteworthy because this year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty. Liberals claim that the War on Poverty has failed because we didn’t spend enough money. Their answer is just to spend more. But the facts show otherwise.
A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington’s nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league’s others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-”Redskins” movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.
In a news conference that featured Native American, civil rights and religious leaders, Sen. Maria Cantwell took aim at the NFL’s pocketbook by announcing she will introduce a bill to strip the league’s tax-exempt status because it has not taken action over the Redskins name. While prospects for such a bill becoming law would be tenuous, the inevitable hearings before lawmakers would enhance the spotlight on a movement that has gained substantial momentum over the last two years.
“The NFL needs to join the rest of America in the 21st Century,” said Cantwell, D-Wash., the former chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. “We can no longer tolerate this attitude toward Native Americans. This is not about team tradition. This is about right and wrong.”
Liberal logic at our government schools. Unreal. This Principal needs sent to a communist country for a vacation so he will appreciate America.
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A South Carolina high school principal’s decision to confiscate American flags from students’ vehicles on 9/11 has promoted meetings this week between school officials and outraged students.
WSPA-TV reported Principal Aaron Fulmer removed the flags from vehicles parked at Woodruff High School in Spartanburg, claiming rules forbid anything that creates a disturbance or draws an “unusual amount of attention.”
On Wednesday night President Obama commandeered prime time to lay out his strategy for dealing with the savage terrorists of ISIS. Mr. Obama appeared to have some passion when he spoke about airstrikes in Syria and the need to “ultimately destroy” the ISIS army. Finally!But why has the president been so reluctant to call out evil and to label Islamic terrorism for what it is? Just put yourself in his place for a moment. Barack Obama came into office infused with a preternatural confidence, an absolute certainty that the world would bend to his will and personality.Consider what he told a radio interviewer in 2007: “I truly believe that the day I’m inaugurated, not only does the country look at itself differently but the world looks at America differently. If I’m reaching out to the Muslim world, they understand that I’ve lived in a Muslim country … I understand their point of view … That will ultimately make us safer.”He was then a 46-year-old who had been in the United States Senate less than two years. But his mere presence, he assured us, was going to calm the ever-turbulent Middle East. Along with that lofty self-regard, President Obama came into office with a great reluctance to use American power. Like many on the left and in the academy, pardon the redundancy%2
Hillary Clinton traveled to Iowa on Sunday for the annual Tom Harkin Steak Fry and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell traveled with her as the former Secretary of State continues her unofficial campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president.During an appearance on Sunday’s Meet the Press, moderator Chuck Todd introduced Mitchell by playing up how despite Hillary having “the best resume” it “may not be enough for many in a Democratic Party that is increasingly tilting to the left.”