Monthly Archives: December, 2014

Peter King: De Blasio Had ‘Absolute Obligation’ to Denounce Cop Haters

Rep. Peter King believes New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio — who failed to denounce protestors’ twisted cries of “What do we want? Dead cops!” — would have quickly condemned the picketers’ death wishes had they targeted blacks, women or gays.

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State Dept. Won’t Deny the U.S. Was Behind North Korea’s Internet Outage

On Monday, a State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf hinted that the US was behind the recent internet outage in North Korea. By Tuesday, Harf was asked much more pointed questions about whether the U.S. was involved, but still declined to say one way or the other.

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Top IRS official considered admitting targeting before 2012 election — but didn’t

According to a report from a GOP led House committee, a top IRS official considered going public with the agency’s targeting of conservative groups at a hearing just months before the 2012 presidential election but ultimately decided against revealing the bombshell news.

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DOD workers ring up $5 million in improper charge card purchases

Over $5 million in unauthorized “micro-purchases” were made with government charge cards by employees of the U.S. Southern Command from April 2012 to March 2013.

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Whistleblowers Share Over $170M in Bank of America Settlement

Under the Whistleblower Act — also known as the False Claims Act, or FCA — the details behind 16 lawsuits involving the Bank of America, and that bank’s settlement for nearly $17 billion in August of this year, were kept secret, until Thursday, December 18, when they were “unsealed.”

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Obama: Putin Has Not Outmaneuvered West

Obama says Russia’s economic troubles show Russian President Vladimir Putin has not managed to outmaneuver him or the United States. bama rejected the notion that Putin is a “chess master” who has outmaneuvered the United States and the West in the current standoff over Ukraine.

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Cuba says U.S. must respect its communist system

On Saturday, Cuban President Raul Castro demanded that the United States respect Cuba’s communist rule as the two countries work toward normalizing diplomatic ties.

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Obama administration accused of political motives in push for new citizens

More proof of Obama’s lawlessness. When will congress gets the guts to stop him? Twenty years ago the Clinton Administration was caught trying to register a million immigrants as new citizens and Democratic voters — many without proper documents, and it looks like Obama is now trying to do the same thing.

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Obama says Keystone pipeline mostly helps Canadian oil companies, not Americans

Unfortunately, Obama is right on this one, I saw that when it was first proposed. On Firday, Obama downplayed the potential benefits of the Keystone pipeline, claiming it would not lower gas prices much for Americans — but instead would boost Canadian oil companies.

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Russia Angling for Share In Israeli Natural Gas

Ambassador to Israel Sergey Yakovlev hinted in an interview with Globes, Russia wants in on the Israeli natural gas boom, but the U.S. wants them to stay out, and that’s why they haven’t made progress negotiating with the Israelis.

Russia has been seeking entry into the Mediterranean gas fields for some time, but so far to no avail. Gazprom, for one, showed interest in becoming a partner in the Leviathan reserve, one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea, but nothing substantive came of it.

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