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Royce: Reject $1.2M Arms Deal for Erdogan’s Security After Attack

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce is calling for the State Department to reject a $1.2 million arms deal between the United States and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s presidential security agency after an altercation in May between agency members and protesters in Washington. Continue reading →

Trump administration to start social media vetting for visa applicants

This won’t sit too well with the snowflakes and cry babies. The Trump administration has approved a new questionnaire for U.S. visa applicants that asks for social media handles and accounts used during the last five years and travel history, including the source of funding for trips, over the last 15 years, for more “rigorous” vetting. Continue reading →

US slams Israel again over West Bank settlements

Wednesday Odummer once again condemned Israel for plans to construct housing on land claimed by the Palestinians, saying a new project announced last week profoundly hurts efforts to forge a two-state solution to the long-running conflict.

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Keystone XL Pipeline: Democrats Revolt

Obama is facing a revolt among his own political party, the Democrats, over his decision to delay on the Keystone XL Pipeline project that would create thousands of jobs. Obummer wants to wait until after the 2014 elections. Both Republicans and Democrats who want the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. Democrats even threatened to find ways to go around the president to get the project approved.

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Top State Dept. official quits, others on leave after report on security lapses in Libya

A State Department security chief has just resigned and 3 other officials could lose their jobs following the release of scathing report about safety lapses at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in the run-up to the terror attack that killed four Americans.

But still Obama gets away scott free.

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Benghazi review finds systematic security faults

An independent panel that was created to investigate the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has concluded that systematic management and leadership failures at the State Department led to “grossly” inadequate security at the mission in Benghazi.

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Obama Administration Slams Israel on Settlement Plans

The Obama Administration, in an unusually rare and blunt criticism of its top Mideast ally, has slammed Israel for continuing to announce new settlement construction on land claimed by the Palestinians.

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GOP says the latest Libya intel disclosures ‘orchestrated defense’ of administration

Everyday the story changes from the Administration as to what really happened when terrorists attacked our embassy in Libya. This has created a lot of criticism, coming from Republicans. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said over the weekend that recent disclosures by intelligence officials that once again revise the narrative on what happened during the deadly attack last month in Libya suggest an “orchestrated defense of the administration.”

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Taxpayers Fork Over Millions for Cultural Preservation in Foreign Countries

The US government spent $5.6 million in 2011 to preserve historical sites, artifacts, and traditional arts in foreign countries. Dispensed under the auspices of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, which was created in 2000, Fund supports a wide range of projects to preserve cultural heritage, such as the restoration of historic buildings, assessment and conservation of museum collections, archaeological site preservation, documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques, improved storage conditions for archives and manuscripts, and documentation of indigenous languages, according to the State Department.

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State Department denies concluding film sparked consulate attack in Libya

On Tuesday the State Department denied that it ever said it ever concluded that the deadly consulate attack Sept. 11 in Libya was an unplanned outburst prompted by an anti-Islam movie, despite public statements early on by some in the Obama administration suggesting that was the case.

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