Category Archives: Politics & Government

‘Chaos ensues at the House’: ‘Grumbling’ as GOP leadership pulls border bill

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Things are a little crazy today at the House of Representatives. A border bill was pulled before a vote.

Here’s a roundup of the day so far:

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Some House GOPers are reportedly blaming outside groups and Ted Cruz:

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The House has managed to pass something so far today:

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Thousands flee as Islamist militants ‘seize control’ of Mosul [pics]

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ISIS insurgents have taken control of the city of Mosul. Armored vehicles and weapons provided to Iraqi security forces by the United States have reportedly been captured and are being moved to Syria.

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Developing.

Editors note: This post has been updated removing some tweets and pictures which are duplicated in an earlier post.

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‘Obama foreign policy:’ Mosul falls to al Qaeda jihadists, residents flee [photos]

‘This is how Allah blesses’: Islamists gloat over the fall of Mosul [pics]

Brit Hume: If Jeb Bush is a RINO, what would that make Ronald Reagan?

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It’s not Brit Hume making the comparison between Ronald Reagan and Jeb Bush; rather, Hume is responding to a piece in Commentary, “When Conservatives Play the Purification Game.”

What if conservatives held Reagan to the same standards as they now hold Gov. Jeb Bush and other candidates? ” The greatest conservative politician in the 20th century and one of the greatest presidents in American history would have been deemed a RINO, unprincipled, in favor of far too much government in people’s lives, and unable to win over limited-government conservatives,” writes Peter Wehner.

Is there any way for Jeb Bush to shed his RINO image and win over conservative Republicans? He’s certainly no Reagan, is he?

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Good point.

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So, are we looking at a Bush vs. Clinton race in 2016?

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‘No labels’ for beheading? Dolt Psaki blasted; Katie Pavlich has question

http://twitter.com/#!/StevenTDennis/status/506861423138734080

Oh well. They have “top men” on it, guys.

Meanwhile, there was reportedly another savage and barbaric beheading of an American journalist by ISIS.

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The State Department’s Jen Psaki? No labels, folks!

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Yes, that happened and it was unreal. And there’s more:

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Citizens are enraged and blasted Psaki and the State Department.

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A question from a “hillbilly,” as Donna Brazile would say, who wants answers and action:

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And an exit question from Katie Pavlich to another delusional loon at the State Department:

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Come on, Marie, answer the question. We’ll wait.

Related:

Journalist Steven Sotloff reportedly beheaded by ISIS; Jedediah Bila demands action from useless Obama

Not an ‘act of war’? Jen Psaki doesn’t want to ‘put any labels’ on Sotloff beheading

‘My God’: American journalist Steven Sotloff beheaded by ISIS?

Civility! No holiday from idiocy for Donna Brazile: Check out her stupidest retweet yet [photo]; Updated

Twitchy coverage of Marie Harf

Twitchy coverage of Jen Psaki

Harry Reid claims ‘border is secure’; Apparently he was not kidding

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Yes, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, thinks the U.S.-Mexico border is secure:

The border is secure,” [Reid]  told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today.  He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.”

Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who have been apprehended on the border.

Oh, good grief.

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‘President ‘Do Something” doesn’t really want to let the House do anything

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President Obama doesn’t like to waste time. Just look:

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For this POTUS, “do something” apparently means “prevent Congress from getting anything done.”

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Seriously, Mr. President. You can stop pretending you have any interest in working with the House.

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Fundraising, pool shooting, beer drinking POTUS to GOP: ‘Do something’

President Obama reveals ‘big motto’ for Congress: ‘Do something’

‘Holy crap’: Hindsight exposes team Obama’s hat-trick of failure

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The beauty of Twitter is that it often gives people just enough rope to hang themselves. Especially if you’re an operative for a “say anything to win” campaign.

With all the turmoil around the globe, people are revisiting the foreign policy debates of the 2012 presidential campaign. Shocker: the Obama flacks who mocked Mitt Romney’s warnings about our enemies look pretty silly now. There is no shortage of people rubbing it in either.

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Al Qaida, Russia, and Iraq. Oh my. A hat-trick of fail with one tweet.

But there’s more.

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Ouch.

It wasn’t just the OFA hacks. Remember this creepy dude?

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And then there’s Piers Morgan.

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Oof.

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‘We’re screwed’: Obama won’t concede Romney was right, writes off Russia as ‘regional power

Thousands flee as Islamist militants ‘seize control’ of Mosul, Iraq [pics]

Is this proof that the Obama administration made up the ‘Khorasan Group’?

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Over the weekend, Andrew McCarthy wrote in National Review that not only does the now infamous “Khorasan Group” not exist, but that the Obama administration created it as a “rationale for an emergency air war there was supposedly no time to ask Congress to authorize”:

Khorasan? Figment of #Obama's alternative reality. It's all al Qaeda,original & un-"decimated" -My wknd @NRO column: http://t.co/HpY9tvf7TR

— Andrew C. McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) September 27, 2014

As McCarthy is the the guy who prosecuted Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (the “Blind Sheikh”) and is an expert on terrorism, maybe we should look into this claim?

Pfft to that. This story hasn’t gained much traction in the MSM, with Media Matters — of course — doing its best to discredit it:

Conservative Media’s Khorasan Conspiracy: Obama Administration Invented Terror Cell To Hide Its Al Qaeda Roots

But now there’s this…

Jenan Moussa of Arabic Al Aan TV, reported last night that documents obtained at the scene of a recent U.S. airstrike in Syria on the alleged headquarters of the “Khorasan Group” allegedly confirm what McCarthy wrote: There is no such entity known as the “Khorasan Group”:

Exclusive: We got a camera at spot recently bombed by US near #Aleppo. US claims this is HQ of “Khorasan group” Check http://t.co/bcy8KRoXO2

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) September 30, 2014

U.S calls them “Khorasan” but document we spotted btwn rubble shows Khorasan is in fact “Wolf Unit of Jabhat AlNusra” http://t.co/bcy8KRoXO2

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) September 30, 2014

Now let’s look at what McCarthy wrote over the weekend:

The “Khorosan Group” is al-Qaeda. It is simply a faction within the global terror network’s Syrian franchise, “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Its leader, Mushin al-Fadhli (believed to have been killed in this week’s U.S.-led air strikes), was an intimate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the emir of al-Qaeda who dispatched him to the jihad in Syria. Except that if you listen to administration officials long enough, you come away thinking that Zawahiri is not really al-Qaeda, either. Instead, he’s something the administration is at pains to call “core al-Qaeda.”

Both McCarthy and Ms. Moussa are reporting the same thing.

And here is Ms. Moussa from this morning explaining in greater detail the Khorasan Group/al-Qaeda link and offering an explanation as to why the U.S. would create it:

I will explain more on the "Khorasan/ Wolf Unit story" in upcoming tweets. >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

"Khorasan group" as name doesnt exist on ground in #Syria. U.S used this name to refer to "Wolf Unit JaN", elite unit of AlQaeda in #Syria >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

Point is AlQaeda affiliated Nusra calls group hit by U.S "Wolf Unit". U.S calls it "Khorasan" as some of its members served b4 in Af/Pak >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

Question now is: Why did U.S make up name “Khorasan group”, not just admit bombing Jabhat AlNusra? >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

1 explanation: Nusra fights Assad regime &has some popular support in N. Syria. >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

By “not bombing Nusra but only Khorasan group”, U.S hoped it wouldn’t alienate more Syrians/ moderate rebels who work w/ Nusra agnst Assad >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

Document we found among rubble of bombed out “Wolf Unit JaN” contains names of 13 “Wolf Unit” members who lived in compound bombed by U.S >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

Significant: Members on list of bombed “Wolf Unit – JaN” all foreigners. 4turkey, 2Egypt, 2Tunisia, 2Yemen, 1Serbia, 1Palestine, 1Caucasus >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

Acc. to document, “Wolf Unit-JaN” is headed by top sniper Abu Yousef AlTurki, confirmed dead by Nusra in U.S airstrike. >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

Also acc to docu, all members of “Wolf Unit-JaN” have next to their names written the designation “artillery” & which weapon they carry. >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

Our pics of bombed out “Wolf Unit-JaN” show tunnel near compound of group. Sources: 50 Nusra dead in U.S strikes/ 200 survived >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

Also acc to source, there are total of 10 Jabhat AlNusra compounds in area hit near Aleppo. 3 bombed by U.S, 7 not. Reasons unknown. >

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

All details of "Khorasan/ Wolf Unit" story, u find here. Video, pics & text in English: http://t.co/MPTRBzo58T

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 1, 2014

To summarize Ms. Moussa,  the Obama administration thinks this “Wolf Unit” is somehow different from the rest of Jabhat al-Nusra which is itself part of al-Qaeda, but some of Jabhat al-Nusra is working with “moderate” Assad rebels so we don’t want to bomb all of Jabhat al-Nusra. Simple? Hardly.

It’s time for the Obama administration to explain in greater detail just what is going on here.

Related:

Updates on last night’s bombing campaign against ISIS and Khorasan targets in Syria [photos, maps]

Obama won’t like this deadpan snark from Bret Baier (nor the responses), so take a look!

Media love Obama’s war, but what should it be called? This name suggestion is GENIUS

Dick Durbin says Obama ‘will borrow the power’ to solve immigration problem

http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/482632384106344448

During a press briefing in the Capitol Thursday, The Hill reports, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) demanded that Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans take action on immigration reform soon.

Or else?

“I don’t know how much more time he thinks he needs, but I hope that Speaker Boehner will speak up today,” Durbin said. “And if he does not, the president will borrow the power that is needed to solve the problems of immigration.”

Borrow the power?

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OFA Florida’s #RaiseTheWage protest is a roaring success [pics]

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Watch out, Senator Rubio! OFA Florida is pulling out all the stops to raise the minimum wage, and you’re on their radar:

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It’s like a teeming sea of protesters!

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You go ahead and laugh, guys. But Sandra Fluke would be jealous of that kind of turnout!

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So @BarackObama wants to #RaiseTheWage for women? Here’s a suggestion for him

Grasping at straw men: Desperate Harry Reid invokes Koch Brothers in #RaiseTheWage demand