Archive for the ‘Federal’ Category
The Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee will be hosting a fun evening of celebration, on Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This is the night that the Republican Presidential Nominee will give his acceptance speech.
Further details will follow in the near future.
“Follow the money.” That telling phrase, which has come to summarize the Watergate scandal, has been a part of the lexicon since 1976. It’s shorthand for political corruption: At what point do “contributions” become bribes, “constituent services” turn into quid pro quos and “charities” become slush funds?
Ronald Reagan was severely criticized in 1989 when, after he left office, he was paid $2 million for a couple of speeches in Japan. “The founding fathers would have been stunned that an occupant of the highest office in this land turned it into bucks,” sniffed a Columbia professor.
Read more by Michael Walsh at NYpost.com
Here is a quick pop quiz. What happens if we lie to the government? What happens if the government lies to us? Does it matter who does the lying?
Last year, the Obama administration negotiated an agreement with the government of Iran permitting Iran to obtain certain materials for the construction of nuclear facilities. It also permitted the release of tens of billions of dollars in Iranian assets that had been held in U.S. banks and that the courts had frozen, and it lifted trade sanctions. In exchange, certain inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities can occur under certain circumstances.
During the course of the negotiations, many critics made many allegations about whether the Obama administration was telling the truth to Congress and to the American people.
Read more by Andrew P. Napolitano at LewRockwell.com
A massive police force will be guarding the Cannes Film Festival this year. But the only scuffle on the horizon may come in response to the right-wing producers of a devastating new documentary about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s alleged influence peddling and favor-trading. That film, “Clinton Cash,” screens here May 16 and opens in the U.S. on July 24 — just before the Democratic National Convention.
The allegations are as brazen as they are controversial: What other film at Cannes would come up with a plot that involves Russian President Vladimir Putin wrangling a deal with the alleged help of both Clintons, a Canadian billionaire, Kazakhstan mining officials and the Russian atomic energy agency — all of which resulted in Putin gaining control of 20 percent of all the uranium in the U.S.?
Read more by Dana Kennedy at msnbc.com
US Radar Has Detected Hundreds of Illegal Low-Flying Aircraft Attempting to Cross Border From Mexico
Hundreds of illegal U.S.-Mexico border-crossing attempts by low-flying aircraft have been detected in the last 21 months, according to a U.S. border protection official.
U.S. radar spotted 335 “suspected cross-border attempts” by aircraft at low altitudes between July of 2014 and June of 2015, and 59 suspected attempts from July 2014 to March 31, said Carlos Diaz, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman.
A Mexico City newspaper reported this week that Mexican drug cartels have operated huge fleets of small planes and established more than 4,700 clandestine runways in Mexico to ship drugs to the border region.
Read more by Mark Browne at CNSnews.com
To the Honorable James B. Comey, Jr. and all the good people at the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
The majority of the Democratic Party does not believe there is an ongoing FBI criminal investigation regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails. They believe, as the former Secretary of State has told them, that your work is merely a “security review,” or as one Democratic strategist call it, “another BS scandal.” Your work, thus far, has been relegated to yet another “witch hunt.” In fact, Clinton and her campaign have managed to convince millions that former secretaries of state did the same thing, which of course isn’t true.
Also, an interesting brand of logic has been used to rationalize ignoring your email investigation. While the number of agents working on this case is said to have been around 100, some voters have actually taken solace in the fact recent reports only list dozens. Only a dozen FBI agents, say loyal supporters, isn’t that big of a deal.
Since your investigation has taken so long, many people believe that nothing has been found, or simply that Clinton is too powerful to face any serious repercussions. Any attempt to warn people that Hillary Clinton could realistically face criminal indictments is either viewed as a Republican scare tactic, or lunacy. Even many Bernie Sanders supporters, a group that would benefit the most from the FBI recommending indictment of Clinton, feel it’s either disloyal, or pointless to bring up the email controversy. The massive group think within the Democratic Party, fostered by years of circumventing political scandals, has literally altered the mindset of normally rational individuals, and voters.
Read more by H. A. Goodman at HuffingtonPost.com
As the smoke clears from the wreckage of Indiana, which brought down both Ted Cruz as well as John Kasich, we now know that the pundits and analysts who predicted Trump’s demise on so many occasions were wrong. We also know that Trump, who once remarked that some thought he could shoot someone in Times Square in broad daylight without losing supporters, appears to have been right about himself.
Some 40% of those voting in Republican caucuses and primaries this year have voted for Trump. In what he has constantly derided as the Republicans’ “rigged system,” that sufficed to garner enough delegates to clear out the competition.
Who are these Trump voters? Why was the accumulated conventional wisdom so wrong about Trump and his political chances at every turn?
Victor Davis Hanson, writing in National Review, posts a lyrical description of the Trump constituency in the attempt to explain why so many of us have been baffled:
Read more By Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
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A State Department email released earlier this week contains a tidbit that spotlights the highly unusual nature of the U.S. special mission attacked in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, Breitbart Jerusalem has found.
In the email in question, released as a result of a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit, Hillary Clinton’s deputy, Jake Sullivan, was editing controversial talking points to be used by Obama administration officials while publicly discussing the Benghazi attacks.
Sullivan corrected draft phraseology that incorrectly referred to the facility as a U.S. Consulate.
–SNIP– The U.S. Benghazi facility was not a consulate, which typically refers to the building that officially houses a consul, or the representative of one foreign government to the host nation. Indeed, in August 2012, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli held a ceremony reopening the consular section in that city and not in Benghazi.
–SNIP– The U.S. compound in Benghazi was none of those things. Instead, as the State Department-sponsored Accountability Review Board (ARB) documented, the facility was a “U.S. Special Mission” compound.
Read more by Aaron Klein at Breitbart.com
Ask a better question: What was it then?
A little-remembered anniversary occurs this April 30 — the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution being put into operation.
Many might remember that April 30, 1789 was the day that George Washington took the oath of office and gave his inaugural address. But lest we forget, this very act also marked the launching of the American Constitutional System.
–SNIP– Then sometime after 1 P.M., Washington gave his inaugural address, where he offered a prayer as his first official act, acknowledging our dependence on God and asking his blessing on our national endeavor.
“It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being Who rules over the universe, Who presides in the councils of nations, and Whose providential aids can supply every human defect – that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States.”
It seems that the President and the Congress had not been enlightened by the current federal judges of today and their novel doctrine of the Separation of Church and State, where the State gets to say when and where you can talk about God.
Read more by Craig Seibert at AmericanThinker.com
Dear Committed Activist,
First I want to thank each of you for all that you did to help with the Spring Election. With your help we were not only able to turn out a historic number of Republican primary voters but also elected Justice Rebecca Bradley to a full term on the Supreme Court.
We now must turn our attention to November and doing everything we can to re-elect Senator Ron Johnson. The stakes could not be higher and it is imperative that we continue to have Ron out in Washington D.C. fighting for the hardworking people of Wisconsin.
The first step in making sure that we re-elect Senator Johnson is getting him on the ballot.
I am asking that each of you collect at least 10 nomination signatures by May 20th. You can access the nomination form and instruction sheet by clicking here.
After collecting those signatures they must be mailed to RPW Headquarters in Madison:
Republican Party of Wisconsin
148 E. Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53713
Starting today, you may begin collecting signatures. This is a huge undertaking and a great opportunity to once again showcase the incredible grassroots infrastructure we have here in our state. I hope I can count on your support to not only meet, but exceed these goals, and help to keep Wisconsin moving forward.
Chairman Brad Courtney