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  • happygambler34 happygambler34 13 hours ago Flag

    Your nonsensical BS baloney rants are laughable. We know you are in tune with the sound of ONE(1) hand clapping.

  • Heart tugging memorial to those who sacrificed their all for our freedom. This young lad extended a truly memorable gesture to our fallen heroes


  • happygambler34 happygambler34 17 hours ago Flag

    Bob Woodward: Bush Didn't Lie About WMDs to Justify Iraq War

    Former President George W. Bush did not lie about the presence of weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq War, journalist Bob Woodward said Sunday.

    The argument has been used for years by Democrats and other detractors, but Woodward said on "Fox News Sunday" that his own 18-month investigation showed that Bush was actually skeptical that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had WMDs as Saddam claimed.

    Though plenty of mistakes were made in the invasion of Iraq, Bush actually told CIA Director George Tenet, "Don’t let anyone stretch the case on WMD," Woodward said.

    The reason the United States went into Iraq was "momentum," he said.

    "That war plan kept getting better and easier, and finally at the end people were saying, 'Hey, look, it'll only take a week or two.'"

    Though it can be argued the war was a mistake, Woodward told host Chris Wallace, "there was no lie in this that I could find."

    As for President Barack Obama's decision to leave no residual force behind when American troops left Iraq in December 2011, Woodward indicated it would have been better to have left 10,000-15,000 troops behind as "an insurance policy" as military commanders suggested.

    "We have 30,000 troops or more in South Korea still, 65 years or so after the war," Woodward said. "When you’re a superpower, you have to buy these insurance policies, and he didn’t in this case. I don’t think you can say everything is because of that decision — but clearly a factor."

  • happygambler34 by happygambler34 May 24, 2015 5:23 PM Flag

    For some
    reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when
    arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration
    revisions. This lady made the argument pretty simple. NOT printed in
    the Orange County Paper ...
    simply won't publish letters to the editor which they either deem
    politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the
    philosophy they're pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great
    letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your
    help, it will get published via cyberspace!

    "David LaBonte"

    My wife,
    Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register
    which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself
    by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so
    inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in
    the Orange County Register:

    So many letter writers have based their arguments on how
    this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we
    should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in
    question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through
    Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

    Maybe we
    should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr.
    Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of
    immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all
    areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a
    ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some
    would even get
    down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground.
    They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in
    good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their
    new American households and some even changed their names to blend in
    with their new home.

    They had
    waved good-bye to their birth place to give their children a new life
    and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate
    into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no
    welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills
    and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of

    Most of
    their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father
    fought alongside men whose parents had come straight over from
    Germany, Italy, France and Japan. None of these 1st generation
    Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had
    come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the
    Emperor of Japan. They were defending the United States of America as
    one people.

    When we
    liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the
    French-American or the German-American or the Irish-American. The
    people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that
    represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have
    thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to
    represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their
    parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly
    knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot
    into one red, white and blue bowl.

    And here
    we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and
    privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different
    set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee
    of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what
    being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who
    landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that
    for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future
    generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those
    legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled
    that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country

    And for
    that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to
    mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I
    wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just


  • happygambler34 by happygambler34 May 24, 2015 5:09 PM Flag

    Perhaps the best e-mail seen in a long, long time. The following has been attributed to Lewis Napper, a Jackson, Mississippi computer programmer. He didn't expect his essay -- a tart 10-point list of "rights" Americans don't have -- to become an Internet legend.

    'We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.'

    You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth.. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

    You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of dummies, and probably always will be.

    You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

    You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

    You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care.

    You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you get the blue juice.

    You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure..

    You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

    You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an overabundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

    This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you came from, English is our language. Learn it!


    You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, sorry if you are uncomfortable with it.

    If you agree, share this with a friend. No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don't. I just think it's about time common sense is allowed to flourish. Sensible people of the United States must speak out because if you do not, who will?

  • Three foreign countries may be changing their historical weather data to show warming trends, according to a scientist in the field.

    Dr. H. Sterling Burnett of the Heartland Institute claims in a story that Australia, Paraguay, and Switzerland have altered their data in an effort to prove global warming is real.

    "Switzerland joins a growing list of countries whose temperature measurements have been adjusted to show greater warming than actually measured by its temperature instruments," Burnett writes. "In previous editions of Climate Change Weekly, I reported weather bureaus in Australia and Paraguay were caught adjusting datasets from their temperature gauges. After the adjustment, the temperatures reported were consistently higher than those actually recorded."

    Citing a report from Swiss Science journalist Markus Schär, Burnett writes that Switzerland altered its weather data and now it shows a "doubling of the temperature trend."

    "For example, in Sion and Zurich, [the Swiss Meteorological Service] adjustments resulted in a doubling of the temperature trend," Burnett writes. "Schär notes there has been an 18-year-pause in rising temperatures, even with data-tampering. As a result, Schär calls the adjustments a 'propaganda trick, and not a valid trend.'"

    In March, it was reported that U.S. government scientists often change weather data — a practice that is neither new nor a secret. Scientists say the data is changed to correct for inaccuracies in testing. Critics say it is a way to show a warming trend, which it has done.

    "[The National Climatic Data Center, or NCDC] pulls every trick in the book to turn the U.S. cooling trend into warming. The raw data shows cooling since the 1920s," a science blogger said.

    "NCDC does a hockey stick of adjustments to reverse the trend. This includes cooling the past for 'time of observation bias' in filling missing rural data with urban temperatures, and doing almost nothing to compensate for urban heat island effects."

    Global warming skeptics say it is a man-made scam, but defenders of the phenomenon point to evidence in weather data — which is apparently being changed in countries across the world.

    Bill Nye, who hosted a popular children's show in the 1990s, told Rutgers University graduates over the weekend global warming is real.

    "So, hey deniers — cut it out, and let's get to work," Nye said.

  • More bad news for Hillary!
    When the US Ambassador to Libya and three others were killed in a terrorist attack on the compound in Benghazi, the Obama administration was running weapons through Benghazi to Syria.

    The attack occurred by no coincidence on September 11, 2012,

    Fox News reported that the US was sending guns to Banias and Borj Islam, Syria before the Benghazi terrorist attack:

    US Intelligence agencies were fully aware that weapons were moving from the terrorist stronghold in Libya to Syria before the attack that killed four Americans…

    September 16, 2012 DIA Memo copied to the National Security Council, CIA, and others concluded the Benghazi terrorist attack was planned at least ten or more days in advance…

    The memo also tied the attack to 9-11… No discussion of a demonstration or anti-Mohammad video.

    US officials were aware that weapons were being shipped to Syria by the Port of Benghazi.

    Hillary Clinton denied any knowledge, something she’s claimed on many occasions, while being grilled by Senator Rand Paul on the matter. From the Transcript:

    Sen. Rand Paul: My question is, is the US involved in any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?

    Hillary Clinton: To Turkey? I’ll have to take that question for the record. That’s, nobody’s ever raised that with me.

    Sen. Rand Paul: It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that they may have weapons. And what I’d like to know is, that annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries? ANy countries, Turkey included?

    Hillary Clinton: Well, Senator you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. And, I will see what information was available.

    Sen. Rand Paul: You’re saying you don’t know?

    Hillary Clinton: I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 18, 2015 5:44 PM Flag

    so Bin Laden struck on 9/11

    That was the 2nd strike on the WTC. The 1st one was against weak weenied B JC in 1993.....followed by strikes against the African embassies and the USS Cole.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 18, 2015 5:32 PM Flag

    June 14, 2014

    Joe Biden in 2010 – Iraq Will Be ‘One Of The Greatest Achievements’ of This Administration

    his inconvenient flashback is brought to you by the Washington Free Beacon:

    Vice President Joe Biden predicted in 2010 that Iraq would be “one of the greatest achievements” of the Obama administration.

    Appearing on CNN’s Larry King Live, Biden told King “It [Iraq] could be one of the greatest achievements of this administration.” He continued, “You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.”
    Paul Waldman of the Washington Post has a rather unique take on what’s happening in Iraq:

    On Iraq, let’s ignore those who got it all wrong

    We have now reached the rather ironic situation in Iraq where we find ourselves allied with Iran in an effort to save the corrupt and thuggish government of Nouri al-Maliki, while the army we spent eight years training falls apart. I’m not going to pretend to have unique insight into Iraqi politics (I’d suggest reading Marc Lynch, for starters, as a way of getting up to speed on what has led to this point).

    But there are few people who understand Iraq less than the Republican politicians and pundits who are being sought out for their comments on the current situation.

    As you watch the debate on this issue, you should remind yourself that the most prominent voices being heard are the very ones who brought us the Iraq War in the first place, who promised that everything was simple and the only question was whether we’d be “strong” and “decisive” enough — the same thing they’re saying today.


    I thought the only person who looked worse than Joe Biden on Iraq right now was Obama.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 18, 2015 5:05 PM Flag

    Sunnis, who were in power under S something, were ousted, along with their Al Qaeda affiliates byh the 2007 surge. Then LOTUS was coronated and instituted white flag policies which returned power to the Sunnis and Al Qaeda/ ISIS terrorists.

  • Seventeen months before President Obama dismissed the Islamic State as a "JV team," a Defense Intelligence Agency report predicted the rise of the terror group and likely establishment of a caliphate if its momentum was not reversed.

    While the report was circulated to the CIA, State Department and senior military leaders, among others, it's not known whether Obama was ever briefed on the document.

    The DIA report, which was reviewed by Fox News, was obtained through a federal lawsuit by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch. Documents from the lawsuit also reveal a host of new details about events leading up to the 2012 Benghazi terror attack -- and how the movement of weapons from Libya to Syria fueled the violence there.

    The report on the growing threat posed by what is now known as the Islamic State was sent on Aug. 5, 2012.

    The report warned the continued deterioration of security conditions would have "dire consequences on the Iraqi situation," and huge benefits for ISIS -- which grew out of Al Qaeda in Iraq.

    "This creates the ideal atmosphere for AQI (Al Qaeda in Iraq) to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi," the document states, adding "ISI (Islamic State of Iraq) could also declare an Islamic state through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory."

    ISIS would, in June 2014, go on to declare a caliphate in territory spanning Iraq and Syria, in turn drawing more foreign fighters to their cause from around the world.

    Also among the documents is a heavily redacted DIA report that details weapons operations inside Libya before the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi. The Oct. 5, 2012 report leaves no doubt that U.S. intelligence agencies were fully aware that lethal weapons were being shipped from Benghazi to Syrian ports.

    The report said: "Weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles were shipped from the Port of Benghazi, Libya to the Port of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The weapons shipped during late-August 2012 were Sniper rifles, RPG's, and 125 mm and 155 mm howitzers missiles."

  • BJ C declared he still give $ half million 20 minute speeches becayse he has to pay the bills….ie Chappaqua mortgage which just happens to be !00% tax payer funded.

    And everybody knows there’s no quid pro quo to the unions for their benevolence to BILLARY to help pay their bills…..ha ha ha!!!!

    Big labor funneled millions of dollars in dues money to the Clinton Foundation, according to a new report.

    The National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR), a union watchdog group, traced at least $2 million in donations from multiple union organizations and affiliates.

    “U.S. Department of Labor’s union financial disclosure reports reveal that Big Labor gave at least $2,034,500 in union general treasury funds to Clinton Foundations. Union treasuries are funded mostly by compulsory union dues or fees collected from workers who would be fired for refusing to pay,” the NILRR report says. “As Mrs. Clinton became closer to her current run for president, donations amounts appear to have increased.”

    The Clintons have turned their foundation into a LUCRATIVE “SLUSH FUND,” according to one charity watchdog group, and have received hundreds of millions of dollars from notable businesses, media personalities, and political luminaries. The family has maintained that none of those donations influenced her decisions as secretary of state and that the money is strictly philanthropic.

    However, unions did not necessarily agree about the apolitical nature of the donations, according to NILRR.

    “Some of these ‘donations’ are categorized by the unions as ‘political’ on their financial disclosure report” to the Labor Department, the report says.

    United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices, a national plumbers union, for example, poured in nearly $200,000 through two contributions in 2013; each of those donations was classified as a political activity.

    The AFL-CIO, one of the nation’s most influential labor groups, contributed $23,000 to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2012 and reported the donation as a political activity. The union lobbied the State Department several times about pending free trade agreements over the course of the year.

    Neither the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices nor the AFL-CIO returned a request for comment.

    Clinton gave a tepid endorsement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal being negotiated by the Obama administration in her memoir Hard Choices, but has backed away from that position since declaring her presidential candidacy.

    A Washington Free Beacon review found that all of the donations unearthed by NILRR were accounted for in the public disclosures that Hillary Clinton pledged to make when she joined the Obama administration. She and the foundation have faced scrutiny for not properly living up to that pledge by author Peter Schweizer, the New York Times, Washington Free Beacon, and numerous other media outlets.

    Neither the Clinton Foundation, nor the Clinton campaign returned request for comment.

    Patrick Semmens, spokesman for the National Right to Work, said the donations fit into the pattern of Big Labor’s political influence peddling.

    “Once again union bosses are playing politics with rank-and-file workers’ money, including money from workers who would be fired if they didn’t pay,” he said “There’s no question the union officials view two million dollars as a down-payment towards making sure that a Hillary Administration will continue the Obama policy of wielding Executive power to benefit Big Labor at the expense of independent workers and businesses.”

  • Listening to the radio, I heard President Obama condemn rich folks for sending their children to non-government (private) schools.

    President Obama must have forgotten that he sends his daughters to a non-government (private) school. The hypocrisy of liberals knows no bounds.

    He’s not alone:

    [Rahm] Emanuel, who served in the White House as President Obama’s chief of staff for a few years, and his wife have chosen, according to a local radio station CBS News 2 in Chicago, to send their three children to the prestigious University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Hyde Park.

    It’s the same school that President Obama’s daughters attended when they lived in Chicago. Sasha and Malia Obama now attend the private Sidwell Friends School

  • Reply to

    Oceans rising FASTER than previously thought

    by pilodialcyst May 12, 2015 2:01 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 May 14, 2015 11:38 AM Flag

    How is building your ARK progressing?

  • Reply to

    Why are gasoline prices rising?

    by liarwithpantsonfire May 13, 2015 10:12 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 May 14, 2015 11:37 AM Flag

    showed Obama was bad.

    What shows LOTUS as bad is his total incompetence, being over his head, resulting from our nation leading the world powers from behind.

  • Reply to

    Report: Obama lied about bin Laden raid

    by happygambler34 May 11, 2015 1:03 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 May 13, 2015 5:09 PM Flag

    NBC Confirms Obama Lied About Bin Laden Raid

    Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Samuel Hersh claimed yesterday that the Obama administration lied to the American people about certain aspects aspects of the 2011 raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. According to Hersh, the United States did not act alone when Navy SEALs were sent to capture or kill the world’s most wanted terrorist. The real story, according to the report, is that members of Pakistani intelligence services were privy to the raid months before it happened and that it was a “walk-in” Pakistani intelligence officer who gave up the location of Bin Laden rather than a CIA operation that tracked him down by following various couriers. Further, it has been claimed that Bin Laden was not buried at sea the way the Obama administration said, but rather, his limbs were simply thrown from the helicopter after the mission (suggesting that some portion of his body, perhaps his head, were retained for posterity’s sake).

    It’s a markedly different story than the one President Obama told on the night he announced Bin Laden’s death. In that nationally televised speech the President took credit for ordering the raid and made it clear it was a unilateral action involving only American assets.

    The Obama administration has spent the last 24 hours working to discredit the story. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said the report from Hersh was “largely a fabrication” with “too many inaccuracies.” The White House says the Hersh’s investigation is riddled with inaccuracies.

    But according to NBC News, which has reportedly been conducting their own investigation for the last several years, Hersh’s claims aren’t that inaccurate after all.

    Two intelligence sources tell NBC News that the year before the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a “walk in” asset from Pakistani intelligence told the CIA where the most wanted man in the world was hiding – and these two sources plus a third say that the Pakistani government knew where bin Laden was hiding all along.

    The U.S. government has always characterized the heroic raid by Seal Team Six that killed bin Laden as a unilateral U.S. operation, and has maintained that the CIA found him by tracking couriers to his walled complex in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

    The new revelations do not necessarily cast doubt on the overall narrative that the White House began circulating within hours of the May 2011 operation. The official story about how bin Laden was found was constructed in a way that protected the identity and existence of the asset, who also knew who inside the Pakistani government was aware of the Pakistani intelligence agency’s operation to hide bin Laden, according to a special operations officer with prior knowledge of the bin Laden mission. The official story focused on a long hunt for bin Laden’s presumed courier, Ahmed al-Kuwaiti.

    The NBC News sources who confirm that a Pakistani intelligence official became a “walk in” asset include the special operations officer and a CIA officer who had served in Pakistan. These two sources and a third source, a very senior former U.S. intelligence official, also say that elements of the ISI were aware of bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad. The former official was emphatic about the ISI’s awareness, saying twice, “They knew.”

  • Reply to

    Hillary Clinton's BLIND AMBITION

    by kweenlafreeka May 13, 2015 7:28 AM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 May 13, 2015 3:00 PM Flag

    When do the folks suppose she'll come out of the closet?

    To date she has had no press conferences and has fielded exactly EIGHT(8) press questions

  • happygambler34 by happygambler34 May 12, 2015 5:06 PM Flag

    As reprted by Glenn Beck..

    Progressives are absolutely destroying the Pacific Northwest, birthplace (within a couple of miles) of the one and only Glenn Beck. The city now has a $15 minimum wage – but everyone who thought that sounded so great is now learning a hard lesson about economics. Stores are cutting back on employee hours, restaurants are closing early, and some businesses are just shutting down.

    “With the labor pressures that are coming from this $15 eventual minimum-wage increase, we are juggling with razor-sharp daggers,” restauranteur Jeremy Hardy told NPR. “And if you don’t get it right, it’s really going to hurt.” “Hardy says he is making adjustments: trimming staff hours, opening one hour later and closing one hour earlier. He’s also considering whether to close some hours during the day,” reported NPR.

    The problems facing businesses in Seattle show what happens when government overrules the free market. Businesses having to cut back on employee hours or store hours do nothing to help the employees or the consumers.

    “That does no good for the employees,” Stu said. “Opening one hour later and closing one hour earlier.”

    “A livable wage is really such an insane point because people don’t have any wage when you have to fire them because you’re closing your freaking restaurants. It makes no sense at all,” Stu added.

    “And who has destroyed it? Not the free market. The government,” Glenn said. “Government comes in and it’s just like Seattle. It’s just like Seattle. I grew up in Seattle. My grandparents were right. All the freaks that are too good for California are moving up here and they’ll wreck this state. And they did. They wrecked it. They wrecked it. They’re communists…These communist hippies are coming around and they’re trying to preach $15 an hour. They’re destroying people’s lives.”

  • Reply to

    Report: Obama lied about bin Laden raid

    by happygambler34 May 11, 2015 1:03 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 May 11, 2015 1:34 PM Flag

    Seymour Myron "Sy" Hersh (born April 8, 1937) is an American investigative journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine on military and security matters. He has also won two National Magazine Awards and is a five-time Polk winner and recipient of the 2004 George Orwell Award.[5]

    He first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. His 2004 reports on the US military's mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison gained much attention.

  • A federal judge has agreed to reopen a lawsuit that seeks access to emails from Hillary Clinton's private server.
    The federal judge's decision marks the first time a court has taken action in the email scandal.
    Judge Andrew Napolitano explained the particulars behind the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit this morning.
    Judicial Watch and the State Department - usually on opposite sides in these types of cases - are actually in agreement, with both asking Judge Reggie B. Walton for the documents to be turned over.
    Napolitano called Walton a "tough cookie" and "probably the last judge in Washington, D.C., [Clinton] wanted this issue to be in front of."
    He said that the State Department consented to the request because they have been "embarrassed" by their lack of access to Clinton's emails.
    The court had previously dismissed Judicial Watch's request, thinking the documents did not exist.
    "Then, the scandal about the wiped server came out. ... [Judicial Watch] went back to the federal judge and said, 'would you reopen the case?' On Friday, he said, 'not only will I reopen the case, I will look into whether or not these emails, which she was supposed to keep, were destroyed or not," said Napolitano.
    Napolitano said Walton could order Bill Clinton "to deliver the server to him, and he, a federal judge can hire experts to examine the server."
    Napolitano said that Rep. Trey Gowdy's Benghazi Select Committee lacks that authority

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