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U.S. Government’s Secret Move to Hide Files on the Osama Bin Laden Raid

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Source: http://libertyblitzkrieg.com

By Michael Krieger

U.S. Government’s Secret Move to Hide Files on the Osama Bin Laden Raid

 

The Osama Bin Laden raid was suspect from the very beginning.  Not only were key initial descriptions of the assault completely incorrect (such as him being armed and his wife being killed), but the manner in which his body was rapidly tossed into the ocean was beyond bizarre.  I mean, Tony Soprano keeps a body longer than that.

Well it seems the “most transparent administration ever” has made sure that the American public never receives any information beyond the propaganda of Zero Dark Thirty. From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public.

The secret move, described briefly in a draft report by the Pentagon’s inspector general, set off no alarms within the Obama administration even though it appears to have sidestepped federal rules and perhaps also the Freedom of Information Act. 

But secretly moving the records allowed the Pentagon to tell The Associated Press that it couldn’t find any documents inside the Defense Department that AP had requested more than two years ago, and could represent a new strategy for the U.S. government to shield even its most sensitive activities from public scrutiny.

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President Rand Paul: Watch out, he’s becoming a better politician every day

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Source: http://libertycalling.net

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President Rand Paul: Watch out, he’s becoming a better politician every day

 

 

….in the months since Rand Paul’s blockbuster filibuster, the news cycle has handed him gift after gift after gift. Not long after the IRS revelations came the Department of Justice’s aggressive pursuit of national security leaks to the Associated Press. Then news broke that the National Security Agency was dredging up massive amounts of telephone data from millions of Americans on a daily basis. Paul quickly threatened to bring a class action lawsuit against the agency. This is a moment tailored for Rand Paul, more than for Marco Rubio or Chris Christie, or anyone else in the potential Republican 2016 lineup.
In the Senate, Paul gained a reputation as an eccentric. Staffers often saw him wandering alone into the cafeteria, buying his own coffee, getting his own lunch—which, they noted, was not very senatorial. Nor was his reputation for reading every page of every bill. He wrote legislation in his own, Paulian way. He introduced a budget that would have eviscerated the Departments of Transportation, Energy, State, and Commerce; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Food and Drug Administration; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It would have entirely defunded the Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Government Printing Office. His amendment to the Parental Consent Act warned that psychiatrists might “label a person’s disagreement with the psychiatrist’s political beliefs a mental disorder.”5 He authored a bill to legalize interstate traffic in unpasteurized milk. One amendment would have nullified the congressional authorization to invade Iraq; another sought “to end mailbox use monopoly.” He also offered a triad of bills intended to make senators more diligent: the Read the Bills Act, the Write the Laws Act, and the One Subject at a Time Act. None of these measures made it to a vote. When the Foreign Relations Committee introduced a bill condemning North Korea’s nuclear tests, Paul insisted on language explicitly stating that it didn’t authorize the use of force. McCain was livid: The act was already nonbinding, and he felt Paul was mocking the process.
Read the rest at the New Republic, here.

Tap It: The NSA Slow Jam

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Source: http://hotair.com

By Mary Katharine Ham

 

Screen cap for dysfunctional FB

Screen cap for dysfunctional FB

Tap It: The NSA Slow Jam

 

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As always, enjoy Remy, via Reason TV.

 

I’m making a list, checking it twice
it doesn’t matter the message or even kind of device
Every pic your daughter sends? We’ve got it ingrained
Why do you think Anthony Weiner wants back in the game?
Surveilling reporters, don’t ever forget it
I got so many AP docs you’d think I’m getting college credit
Yeah we’re saving your searches, that’s just a reality
“Yes We Can” ain’t just a slogan it’s our view on legality

The EyeOpener Report- The AP Spying Story: What You Aren’t Being Told

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The EyeOpener Report- The AP Spying Story: What You Aren’t Being Told

 

The AP Spying Story: What You Aren't Being Told

In recent weeks we have been told to focus on a series of scandals which, we are told, are rocking the Obama Administration. Has the media finally found outrage over the Obama regime’s use of drone strikes to kill scores of innocent women and children in countries that are not even at war with the United States? Or the DOJ’s recent admission that the strikes had indeed killed American citizens? Or John Kerry’s recent attempts to once again lead the American public into supporting military intervention in the Middle East based on provably false claims of WMD?

Of course not. No, the media’s sudden discovery of outrage is directed at an entirely different scandal: the fact that reporters have now allegedly found themselves in the government’s crosshairs.

Find out more about the real scandal behind the AP spying story in this week’s edition of The Boiling Frogs Post EyeOpener Report.

Watch the Full Video Report Here:

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TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=7416

 

CBS: ‘Drumbeat Of Criticism’ Calling On Holder To Leave Office

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CBS: ‘Drumbeat Of Criticism’ Calling On Holder To Leave Office

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NBC’s Chuck Todd: The Obama administration is trying to “criminalize journalism”

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Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org

This is Chuck Todd, NBC’s political news director saying this.

This is Chuck Todd, NBC’s political news director saying this.

Obama aide makes absurd statements in attempted defense of IRS, Benghazi and AP scandals

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Source: http://endthelie.com

By Madison Ruppert

Editor of End the Lie

Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer (Image credit: screenshot from “Meet the Press”)

Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer (Image credit: screenshot from “Meet the Press”)

Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer made the talk show rounds today saying that the “law is irrelevant” when discussing the IRS scandal and that Obama’s location in the wake of the Benghazi attack is an “irrelevant fact.”

While some of Pfeiffer’s statements were downright absurd, one must commend him for making an effort in such a scandal-filled week.

“I can’t speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,” Pfeiffer said. Pfeiffer did admit, however, that “the activity was outrageous and inexcusable,” speaking of the IRS targeting specific groups.

See Pfeiffer make these comments on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” below:

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On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Pfeiffer downplayed the IRS scandal and defended the way the Obama administration has handled it.

“What would be an actual real scandal in Washington would be if the president had been involved or had interfered in an IRS investigation,” Pfeiffer said, according to Politico.

“You do nothing to interfere with an independent investigation and you do nothing to offer the appearance of interfering with investigations,” Pfeiffer said, adding that administration officials responded after they had the facts.

He said that the White House is focused and will not allow Republicans to “drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped up hearings and false allegations.”

Pfeiffer also appeared on Fox News Sunday defending Obama’s handling of the Benghazi attack of September 11, 2012.

The host, Chris Wallace, reminded Pfeiffer that Obama didn’t actually talk with then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey that night.

“He was talking to his national security staff,” Pfeiffer maintained.

When Pfeiffer was asked if Obama entered the Situation Room that night, Pfeiffer said, “I don’t remember what room the president was in on that night, and that’s a largely irrelevant fact.”

Pfeiffer later said that the host’s questions about Obama’s handling of Benghazi were “offensive.”

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Jon Stewart Totally DESTROYS Obama Administration Over IRS Scandal

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The topics mentioned are serious and signs of our sad state of affairs, with issues such as IRS scandal, Benghazi, Monsanto, Fast & Furious, continued wiretapping, etc., some from the video, some additional, but taking a time out for a touch of what I consider some comic relief.

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Ron Paul: A notable omission from the list of speakers at the 2012 RNC

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Source: http://www.examiner.com

By: Brian Cole

Ron Paul: A notable omission from the list of speakers at the 2012 RNC

Despite having met all of the qualifications to receive a fifteen minutes to speak at the Republican National Convention, Ron Paul is not on the list of speakers.
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Ron Paul for President 2012

The Republican National Convention, which is scheduled to last from 27 to 30 August here in Tampa Bay, is expected to draw thousands of visitors into the area. By Friday, 10 August, the Republican National Committee had released the majority of the names of the individuals which had received invitations to speak at the upcoming Republican National Convention. Some of these names include in Thursday’s edition of TBO.com include former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Current Florida Governor Rick Scott, and Current Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Admittedly, the Republican National Committee claims there are a still few speaking slots, including that of the “Keynote Speaker of the Convention” have yet to be filled, and therefore the selection process has not been completed. However, there is one blatant and inexplicable omission from this list of chosen Republican speakers that could cost the GOP millions of votes in November: Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul.

According to the rules set forth at the Republican National Convention in 2008, Ron has met the requirements for receiving a fifteen minute speaking slot. However, to this point, the Republican National Committee has chosen to remain silent on this issue. For a list of the speakers that have been invited to the event within the last few days, including many that did not meet the stringent qualifications set forth by the committee, please read this article from TBO.com.

Mandated requirements to secure a speaking slot at the RNC

According to the rules created and adopted by the Republican National Committee, a candidate for President only needs to have received a plurality, not a majority, of the assigned delegates in just five of the fifty states. At the time of publishing this article, Ron Paul had earned the plurality of the delegates in Iowa, Minnesota, Maine, Louisiana, and Nevada, which gives Paul the necessary five states. Paul may have also received a plurality of the delegates in Massachusetts and Colorado, which would bring the number of states to seven. This can be found in the transcripts of one of Ben Swann’s Reality Check segments from July.

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Obama appoints the first ‘assassination czar’

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Obama appoints the first ‘assassination czar’, John Brennan, who will decide which people are to be attacked by drones. [Don't worry. They'll all be terrorists, right?]

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Published on May 22, 2012 by

John Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor was a name that you did not see on the Mainstream media. Most recently he publicly spoke about the drone program calling it moral and ethical and just. According to reports from the Associated Press, John Brennan has now seized the lead in choosing who will be targeted for drone attacks and raids. According to the AP, under the new plan, Brennan’s staff compiles the potential target list and runs the names past agencies such as the State Department at a weekly White House meeting.

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