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  • hap91934 hap91934 Apr 11, 2016 11:11 AM Flag

    MO board jester applicant receives earth shatering roaring applause of one hand clapping....



    On April 4, 2016, DeSantis attended the first of several town hall events scheduled in Florida called, “Defeat the Jihad Tour.” The hearing and tours follow the wake of news reports detailing the lack of border security and ongoing terrorism threats, especially on the Texas/Mexico border.

    According to The Houston Chronicle, the Texas Department of Public Safety stated it has shifted law enforcement resources to better protect the border, but this shift enabled crime to increase in other parts of the state. The Washington Post published a story shortly thereafter, stating that authorities had detained several people with ties to Islamist terrorist organizations. (Apparently, information was obtained from a report leaked to the Chronicle about which the public was not supposed to learn.)

    The report lists 439 cases of “special interest aliens” who illegally crossed or attempted to cross the Mexican/US border into Texas and are associated with Islamic terrorist groups. They came from 35 Middle Eastern, African, and Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, and Syria. They each were associated with Islamic terrorist groups.

    According to the leaked report, authorities listed 143 “land border crossing encounters with watch-listed individuals in southwest border states between November 2013 and July 2014.”

  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 29, 2016 12:37 PM Flag

    The "investigation" is over

    Do the 47 investigating FBI agents know that????

  • In the latest report to undercut President Obama's "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it" promise, the Congressional Budget Office projects millions of workers will leave employer-sponsored health plans over the next decade because of ObamaCare. 

    Some will opt to go on Medicaid, but others will be kicked off their company plans by employers who decide not to offer coverage anymore, according to a new CBO report titled,  "Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2016 to 2026."

    "As a result of the ACA, between 4 million and 9 million fewer people are projected to have employment-based coverage each year from 2017 through 2026 than would have had such coverage if the ACA had never been enacted,” the report, released Thursday, said.

    Employers now cover some 155 million people, about 57 percent of those under 65. That's expected to decline to 152 million people in 2019. Ten years from now, employers will be covering about 54 percent of those under 65.

    CBO said part of the shrinkage is attributable to the health care law: some workers may qualify for Medicaid, which is virtually free to them, and certain employers may decide not to offer coverage because a government-subsidized alternative is available. 

    Larger employers would face fines if they take that route. 

    But the agency also noted that employer coverage had been declining due to rising medical costs well before the health care law was passed, and that the trend continues. 

    The CBO also found that more people will enroll in Medicaid than previously predicted, though fewer will be covered through the public insurance marketplaces mandated by the Affordable Care Act. 

    The analysis underscores the view that the health care law is driving the nation's gains in insurance coverage, which raises political risks for Republicans who would repeal it.

  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 28, 2016 3:03 PM Flag

    That's a direct contradiction of her statement Feb 24. I'm sure it would have had wall to walll publicity by the lame stream media.

    Lynch non-committal on Clinton email prosecution
    By JOSH GERSTEIN 02/24/16 12:32 PM EST

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch declined Wednesday to discuss how she would make a decision about whether to prosecute Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over classified information found on her private email server.

    However, Lynch did say the investigation and the Justice Department's review of the matter would follow the usual process and procedure for such matters.

  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 28, 2016 2:52 PM Flag

    You're wishful thinking is grasping for straws....

  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 28, 2016 2:25 PM Flag us the statement.

  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 28, 2016 1:16 PM Flag

    March 9, 2016

    President Obama's attorney general was pressed today on Capitol Hill about what the administration knows about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the Department of Justice never briefed the White House about the investigation.

    “I can assure you that neither I nor anyone from the department has briefed Mr. Earnest or anyone at the White House about this matter or any other matters,” Lynch said.

    The statement appeared to contradict a comment by White House spokesman Josh Earnest on January 29 in which he said that "some (DOJ) officials have said that (Clinton) is not a target of the investigation."

  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 28, 2016 1:13 PM Flag

    Lynch non-committal on Clinton email prosecution
    By JOSH GERSTEIN 02/24/16 12:32 PM EST

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch declined Wednesday to discuss how she would make a decision about whether to prosecute Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over classified information found on her private email server.

    However, Lynch did say the investigation and the Justice Department's review of the matter would follow the usual process and procedure for such matters.

    "This will be conducted as every other case and we will review all the facts and all the evidence and come to an independent conclusion as to how to best handle it," Lynch said during a House Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday morning.

  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 28, 2016 1:07 PM Flag

    As AG Lynn said, "this will be over in April.

    What is your source????

  • The Los Angeles Times reported on the efforts to seek interviews with Clinton and others, while noting this process and the final review could take several more weeks. 

    That means the investigation is likely to drag out at least through the primary season as the former secretary of state continues to battle it out with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential race. According to the report, a prosecutor has called the lawyers for some of Clinton's longtime aides, while no dates have yet been set for interviews. 

    Meanwhile, The Washington Post published an extensive report Monday about the origins of Clinton’s unique set-up using a personal server and email for State Department business.

    As earlier reported, the challenges started soon after Clinton became secretary of state, when her team tried to change protocols so she could use her BlackBerry in secure facilities for classified information. She faced strong resistance from diplomatic security personnel and others.

    The Post reported that Clinton aides and other officials went on to accommodate Clinton’s desire to use her private account while ignoring repeated security warnings.

    The Post reported that, according to a lawmaker briefed by FBI Director James Comey, the FBI has assigned 147 agents to the case, and has accelerated the probe in order to avoid taking any action close to the November election.

    The Los Angeles Times reported that the move to interview Clinton and her aides is a sign the investigators’ work recovering emails and examining the server is nearing an end.

    A Clinton campaign spokesman told the newspaper they are ready to cooperate with investigators.

    “She first offered last August to meet and answer any questions they might have,” Brian Fallon said. “She would welcome the opportunity to help them complete their work.”

    Sources stated  earlier this year that the FBI was going straight to the source in its investigation and speaking with the intelligence agencies – and in some cases, the individuals – that generated the information contained in classified emails found on Clinton’s server. 

  • Reply to

    Obama: Capitalism , Socialism Same Difference

    by financekid299 Mar 25, 2016 4:20 PM
    hap91934 hap91934 Mar 26, 2016 2:34 PM Flag

    No wonder the U.S. has lost the respect of the internaional community....

  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 24, 2016 5:26 PM Flag

    CNN, which usually goes out of its way to shield Obama from his many "optics" failures, blasted the baseball and tango incidents as "frivolous," "inexcusable" and "shameful." 

    One person who thinks the game and the dance were wonderful ideas, however, is President Obama himself. On Wednesday Obama defended his decision to attend the baseball game the previous day, saying his actions were actually a sign of strength rather than retreat or disinterest. The real way to defeat terrorists, he said, was to tell them that they are "not strong" by going on with our lives as usual, just like he did, because, "we're on the right side of history":

    [W]e defeat them in part by saying, you are not strong; you are weak.  We send a message to those who might be inspired by them to say, you are not going to change our values of liberty and openness and the respect of all people...

    And I mentioned at the baseball game yesterday, one of my proudest moments as President was watching Boston respond after the Boston Marathon attack, because they taught America a lesson.  They grieved -- I was there for the memorial.  We apprehended those who had carried this out.  But a few days later, folks were out shopping.  A few days later, people were in that baseball stadium and singing the National Anthem.  And “Big Papi” was saying what he felt about Boston -- Boston Strong -- and how a terrorist attack was not going to change the basic spirit of that city.  Well, at that moment, he spoke about what America is. And that is how we are going to defeat these terrorist groups….We have to make sure that we lift up, and stay focused, as well, on the things that are most important to us.  Because we're on the right side of history.  

    Someone needs to inform the president that "history" did not defeat Hitler or emancipate the slaves. Real life human beings willing to risk their lives to fight for what is right did. 

  • Even the liberal media can't defend President Obama's actions following the horrific Islamic terrorist attack on Brussels. Left-leaning outlets like MSNBC and CNN are piling on the president for the "inexcusable" optics of his "frivolous" public displays.

    On Thursday, a "Morning Joe" panel tore into Obama's decision to catch a baseball gamewith a communist dictator then dance the tango at a glitzy state dinner in Argentina while the world was still shaking from the Brussels attack. Obama's tango, said panelist Richard Haas, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, was a "tremendous mistake" that should never have been allowed to happen given the circumstances.

    "It's fine to go to Argentina, you want to do the work," said Haas. "But you have to be careful of these, these little photo ops and optics. Baseball games and tangos, that’s inconsistent with the seriousness of the day."  The advance person who allowed the dance to happen, said Haas, "ought to be looking for work on somebody’s campaign very, very far away."

    Fellow panelist Mark Halperin, political author and Bloomberg Politics managing editor, agreed, saying while most people agree that "life has to go on," the way the game and the dance were handled was a mistake. "I think the consensus for most people who watch this stuff is that the baseball game, the way he handled it was a mistake,” said Halperin, adding, that he thought American public wanted to see "a little bit more stagecraft and a balance towards decisive action, rather than business as usual from the president."

    Co-host Mika Brzezinski likewise faulted the president for mishandling the situation, saying, "I was critical yesterday I think of the optics of the baseball game, I’m not saying he shouldn’t have gone, I feel like it should have been handled differently, everything about it."

  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 24, 2016 5:12 PM Flag

    Dah Dah Dah Dah Dah......


  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 24, 2016 5:08 PM Flag

    And Bush did not pardon LIbby

    Although he eliminated Libby's prison term, Bush did not grant him a full pardon, which was sought by some conservatives and would have erased his conviction. As a consequence, Libby will still have to pay a $250,000 fine and will remain on probation for two years. The president said Libby's punishment remained "harsh," in part because his professional reputation "is forever damaged."

    Bush has granted far fewer pardons and commutations than any of his predecessors, dating to John F. Kennedy.

  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 24, 2016 5:03 PM Flag

    Have no problem with LOTUS pardoning BUNS after her conviction

  • hap91934 hap91934 Mar 24, 2016 12:02 PM Flag

    Learning to tango might be LOTUS' saving grace....He sure doesn't know how to govern ....taking on his global role by leading from behind

  • Imagine Presidents of Belgium...or UK....or France doing tango or going to baseball games after U.S. was hit by 9/11. The Belgium attack to them is equibalent yo our 9/11

    President Barack Obama came under bitter attack Wednesday for doing the tango and taking in other pleasures on his visits to Cuba and Argentina amid the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels, with Republican strategist Anna Navarro saying "I think the entire thing is horrible.

    "It reminded me of when he went golfing after James Foley's head was cut off," Navarro, a former Jeb Bush supporter, told John Berman on CNN.

    Obama played golf on Martha's Vineyard in September 2014 after making a quick statement condemning the beheading of Foley, a freelance journalist from New Hampshire, by Islamic State terrorists. He later admitted that the move was a mistake after widespread outrage by critics.

    In Buenos Aires on Wednesday, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were coaxed onto the dance floor by professional tango dancers at a state dinner hosted by Argentine President Mauricio Macri.

    "It's inexcusable that when the entire world is standing in solidarity with Brussels, is in shock, in grief, the president of the United States is in Cuba sitting next to a dictator who has been in power for 56 years who has ordered the shoot-down of American citizens, who has been anti-American for 56 years," Navarro told Berman.

    "Eating peanuts and going to the baseball game like he was at Walt Disney World. It's not Walt Disney — and it's a day of grief for the entire world.

    "President Obama knows full well that optics matter, but he chose his legacy over optics," she added. "It was a shameful, shameful disappointing moment for President Obama.

    "I was disappointed. I was not surprised."

  • Reply to

    Im not a huge Trump fan but....

    by armynutcase Mar 1, 2016 2:27 PM
    hap91934 hap91934 Mar 1, 2016 3:39 PM Flag

    You've got sour grapes down to an exact science

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