The White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney tried his best to answer some of the serious allegations by a reporter of false information spreading by the Obama administration. The Benghazi attack in 2012 appeared to be a response to failed US policy.
May 2 2014, 11:21am CDT
Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post
The leader of the British opposition, Ed Miliband, met President Obama for their pre-arranged “brush-by” Monday afternoon. Without issuing any official prior confirmation, the president dropped in to Miliband’s meeting with National Security Adviser Susan Rice in the White House. The pair chatted for 25 minutes on a variety of issues — including Ukraine, Gaza, the economy, climate change, the Scottish independence referendum and the future of the European Union, acc ...
Full article at: Post Politics: - The Washington Post
1 day ago, 5:29pm CDT
Source: The Atlantic
In the New Republic, Ben Birnbaum and Amir Tibon offer an astonishing work of reporting, narrating the demise of John Kerry’s last-ditch attempt to broker a final agreement between Israel and Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority. Rich in detail and elegantly written, it is very worth your time. But let’s face it, it’s a big world full of crises this summer, from the South China Sea to eastern Ukraine. And people are busy. So, just in case you don’t get a ...
Full article at: The Atlantic
1 day ago, 10:56am CDT
Source: The Moderate Voice
TweetPat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Two Minutes of Hate: The Bergdahl Edition
By Tina Dupuy
In George Orwell’s “1984,” the daily devotion for Oceania’s party members is to view a film illustrating the various crimes of their enemy. In the dystopian novel the target is Emmanuel Goldstein, a party turncoat. The film whips up comrades into an antipathetic froth—hence the Two Minutes of Hate.
Bill Ayers, the villain in Sarah Palin’s unsuccessful 2008 campaign for a fe ...
Full article at: The Moderate Voice
2 days ago, 9:36am CDT
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
LeBron James's surprise announcement last Friday that he planned to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Miami Heat offers important lessons for effective crisis management. Indeed, the most important lesson might be applicable to House Republicans as they plan new hearings on Benghazi this fall.
The first and most important is to admit a mistake yourself -- and take responsibility.
In 2010, it will be recalled, James decided to leave the Cleveland C ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
5 days ago, 1:48pm CDT
Source: 49 News Topeka
WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders.
The initial attack, on Sept. 11, 2012, killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and communications specialist Sean Smith and set the mission ablaze. Nearly eight hours later at the CIA com ...
Full article at: 49 News Topeka
Jul 10 2014, 11:33am CDT
Source: Big Government
In the aftermath of the kidnapping and killing of three Jewish boys in Hebron, the world has now fixed its attention on the killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, 17, a Palestinian youth whose burned body was found in the Jerusalem Forest. The world immediately jumped to the conclusion that the vengeful Jews must have killed the boy. The goal of that evidenceless assertion: to craft a moral equivalence between a Palestinian government that supports, backs, funds, and includes the murderers of ch ...
Full article at: Big Government
Jul 2 2014, 10:06pm CDT
Source: The Business Insider
Street battles broke out in East Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians after a 16-year-old Arab boy was abducted, murdered, and found dead in a Jerusalem forest Wednesday. The boy, Mohammad Abu Khieder, was potentially killed as revenge for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, whose bodies were found earlier this week in the West Bank. Police first received reports early Wednesday, after 4 a.m., that a teenager had been pulled into a ...
Full article at: The Business Insider
Jul 2 2014, 2:22pm CDT
Russia’s United Nations delegation has nixed a House of Cards request to film two episodes in the UN Security Council.
Vladimir Putin’s government cited the need to keep the world’s security chamber available at a moment’s notice for unanticipated crises, Foreign Policy reports. The UN Secretary-General’s office, which wanted the shoot to go forward, had promised the House of Cards production would take place only at night and over the weekend in mid-August ...
Full article at: Deadline
Jul 2 2014, 10:07am CDT
Source: Channel News Asia
WASHINGTON, DC: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong touched on a broad range of topics - including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, territorial disputes in the South China Sea and American foreign policy - in an interview with Politico Magazine editor Susan Glasser on June 25, when he was on a working visit to the United States.The full transcript of the interview is as follows:
President Barack Obama drops by National Security ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia
Jun 30 2014, 10:35pm CDT