The State Department has quietly issued a new policy that some insiders view as designed to keep employees from freely speaking to Congress or the press about Benghazi and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email controversy. The State Department says that's not true. Read the entire story here.
In a statement issued tonight, the chairman of the House Benghazi Committee, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., indicated Hillary Clinton has turned over her private email server and several thumb drives to the Justice Department. According to Gowdy, the items contain "emails with compartmentalized classified intelligence that [Clinton] had turned over to her personal attorney." [quote]This is […]
[Above image: Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry] One of the suspects accused in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has plead guilty to first degree murder charges. Under the plea deal, Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez will be sentenced to 30 years in prison. Burboa-Albarez was not at the scene the night of Terry's murder […]
Clinton emails "contained classified State Department information when originated" Some contained "Top Secret" information --Inspector General for Intelligence Community Charles McCullough In an apparent contradiction to repeated assertions by Hillary Clinton, an Inspector General (IG) today told Congress that some of Clinton's emails contained information that was classified at the time she sent them as […]
It's just one survey but, if it is accurate, reports of Donald Trump's imminent political demise once again appear to have been greatly exaggerated. A new NBC News Online Survey measured "Public Opinion on Republican Debates," and was at odds, in some instances, with many pundits and a great deal of conventional wisdom. The survey was […]
As Jon Stewart retires from The Daily Show, it's worth revisiting his sardonic commentaries that explain in simple terms the absurdity of the government's ill-fated Fast and Furious operation. (Disclosure: he borrows liberally from my CBS News reports). WATCH: Jon Stewart on the Wisdom of Fast and Furious In this episode, Jon Stewart plays The Substitution […]
According to the New York Times, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota requested rate increases averaging about 50 percent for 2016, and a vice president there said his company had not seen an improvement in the health status of new customers. "WASHINGTON — Hoping to avoid another political uproar over the Affordable Care Act, the […]
The Washington Post published a lengthy article in which the premise appears to be that Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a recently retired Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, is a military lightweight who never did much real service, didn’t deserve his promotions, received favor for his congressional position and traded […]