Friday, May 22, 2015

IN HER SECRET EMAIL ACCOUNT: Granny Hillary Didn’t Even Know Murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens’ Name

By Warner Todd Huston

In her secret email account messages that were released today, Clinton kept calling Ambassador Chris Stevens “Chris Smith.”

Clinton sent an email with the subject line “Chris Smith” shortly before midnight to three top aides, Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan and Victoria Nuland.

“Cheryl told me the Libyans confirmed his death. Should we announce tonight or wait until morning?” Clinton wrote.

Four Americans were killed that night after a terrorist group affiliated with al Qaeda stormed the consulate. But none were named Chris Smith. Clinton likely jumbled the names of ambassador Chris Stevens and diplomat Sean Smith. Two former Navy SEALs, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, were also killed.

Clinton couldn’t even be bothered to learn the name of the man killed by terrorists.

This is the woman that Democrats want to make President.

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The Permanent Presidency of Barack Obama

By Matthew Clark

Imagine if the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was free to target conservatives at will for their political beliefs. Imagine if the IRS could single out families who chose to adopt children in need for intrusive and abusive audits.

Imagine if the Veterans Administration (VA) could pick and chose which of our nation’s war heroes receive desperately needed medical care and which ones died, neglected by the nation they fought to protect.

Imagine if the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could mandate that nuns and Christian business owners alike provide abortion pills in direct violation of their firmly held religious beliefs – the very foundational principles on which they base their lives and livelihoods.

Imagine if the IRS could create new federal subsidies out of thin air for the largest new federal program in decades, ObamaCare, ignoring duly enacted federal law to the contrary.

Imagine if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could decide not to deport illegal aliens and instead grant them permanent legal status in America, in clear contravention to U.S. law.

Imagine if the Department of Justice (DOJ) could manufacture or “piece together” charges against patriotic Americans, using the federal law enforcement apparatus as a political weapon.

This is the reality we face in America today.

The Amazing, Deft Retort of Ted Cruz to Bizarre, Pro-Gay Marriage Questioner

During an interview this week, KMBT-TV's Kevin Steele repeated asked Ted Cruz about his stance on gay marriage. Cruz's response was, as you might expect, perfect.

Let me ask a question. Is there something about the left, and I am going to put the media in this category, that is obsessed with sex? Why is it the only question you want to ask concerns homosexuals? OK, you can ask those questions over and over and over again. I recognize that you’re reading questions from MSNBC.

...You don’t want to talk about foreign policy. I recognize you want to ask another question about gay rights. Well, you know, ISIS is executing homosexuals. You want to talk about gay rights?

This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals. That ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.

Suitably chastened, Steele then shifted directions with an absolutely bizarre question: "Do you have a personal animosity against gay Americans?"

Do you have a personal animosity against Christians, sir? Your line of questioning is highly curious. You seem fixated on a particular subject. Look, I’m a Christian. Scripture commands us to love everybody and what I have been talking about, with respect to same-sex marriage, is the Constitution which is what we should all be focused on. The Constitution gives marriage to elected state legislators. It doesn’t give the power of marriage to a president, or to unelected judges to tear down the decisions enacted by democratically elected state legislatures.

Beautiful. Perfect. American.

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PICK ONE: Deranged, Mentally Ill, A Statist Liar, or "All of the Above"


Today: “France’s foreign minister says Iran wants 24 days before international inspectors could visit its nuclear sites in the event of a suspected violation of a deal with world powers over its atomic program.” That is an actual news item, not a punchline from the Onion. The report coincides with yesterday’s remarks from Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that Iran would not let military sites be inspected nor allow investigators to speak with Iranian scientists. If Iran is bent on sticking with these positions, the Obama administration will be hard-pressed to come up with a final deal that passes the straight-face test...

...Even if the president’s negotiators are able to paper over the obvious differences on inspections and disclosure of past military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program and find a solution as to what to do with fissile material, the administration is no longer pursuing dismantling of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure or barring Iran from eventually gaining status as a nuclear power. As a result, his own stated goal — preventing a nuclear arms race — becomes impossible. In fact, the deal sets off the nightmare scenario conservatives and liberals alike harbor — a chaotic Middle East awash with WMDs.

Although, to be fair, perhaps Obama was referring to the danger of climate change brought about by a nuclear winter.

If you want to know about Iran's intentions, please read: The Atomic Mahdi.

FORMER DEM SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN: Obama-Kerry Deal Leaves Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Intact

By The Tower

The emerging nuclear deal with Iran would only result in a “temporary turning down” of Iran’s nuclear program rather than ending it, former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D – Conn.) told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) in an interview published yesterday.

“What started out as negotiations that would lead to the end of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an end of sanctions on Iran now ends up that the agreement will provide for the end of economic sanctions on Iran, but only a temporary turning down of Iran’s nuclear program,” he said.

Lieberman also characterized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress in March as “a plus.”

In the lead up to the speech, Lieberman urged his fellow Democrats not to stay away, calling Iran “the greatest threat to the security of America and the world.”

There is too much on the line in the negotiations with Iran for members of Congress to decide not to listen to what Netanyahu, or any other ally, has to say on this subject. Just as British Prime Minister David Cameron deserved respectful attention when he called individual members of Congress recently to ask them to delay adopting more sanctions on Iran, and the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Britain deserved respectful reading when they made the same appeal to Congress in an op-ed in The Post, so too does the prime minister of Israel deserve to be listened to respectfully by members of Congress when he speaks next week.

At this very unstable moment in history, we cannot and must not avert our attention from what remains the greatest threat to the security of America and the world.

Read more at The Tower.

New Hillary Emails Reveal She Received Sensitive and Now-Classified Info on Her AWOL Private Email

If anyone else had done what Hillary did, they'd be serving five to 10 in Leavenworth. Because it would appear that Granny Clinton received now-classified documents on her private email server.

The Associated Press ... revealed on Friday that Clinton received information on her private email server that has now been classified about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi.

The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan, relates to reports of arrests in Libya of possible suspects in the attack.

The information was not classified at the time the email was sent but was upgraded from “unclassified” to “secret” on Friday at the request of the FBI, according to State Department officials. They said 23 words of the Nov. 18, 2012, message were redacted from the day’s release of 296 emails totaling 896 pages to protect information that could damage foreign relations.

Because the information was not classified at the time the email was sent, no laws were violated, but Friday’s redaction shows that Clinton received sensitive information on her unsecured personal server.

In fact, I'd be willing to bet that Hillary's email server -- which effectively disappeared gigabytes of information -- received plenty of then-classified info. Which is one major reason said emails were disappeared.

The other, of course, being the Clinton Global Graft Initiative.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Larwyn's Linx: Why Hillary Clinton Should Advertise on Snapchat

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Why Hillary Clinton Should Advertise on Snapchat: Spencer Klavan
The Emma Sulkowicz Generation: Leon H. Wolf
Hillary emails contradicted early talking points on Benghazi: Ed Morrissey

Will accomplishment deficit be Hillary’s undoing?: Jonah Goldberg
Hillary Clinton names ILLEGAL for LATINO outreach director!: Scoop
Univision host: Hispanic vote to jump from 12 to 16 million, decide presidency: Exam

How Obama Radically Transformed America’s Patent System: Michelle Malkin
Dumbfounded Americans UNLOAD on Marie Harf’s unbelievable statement: BPR
Obama: Climate Change Fueled Rise Of Boko Haram, War In Syria: Breitbart

Charlie Rangel is retiring. So why is he raising campaign cash?: Dave Levinthal
FBI Going Door-To-Door Interrogating Americans About Jade Helm?: Mac Slavo
Six Baltimore Police officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray: Baltimore Sun


Repeal Obamacare Through Reconciliation: Leon H. Wolf
Cuomo’s Revenge?: Ben Howe
Trade bill clears Senate hurdle: CNN

Scandal Central

Another reason why Hillary Clinton does not deserve to be president: Paul Mirengoff
Clinton Aides at State Handled FOIA Requests, Not Experts: WSJ: NewsMax
Hillary can’t shake email controversy: Ben Kamisar, The Hill

Clinton Foundation neglected to report $26 million from banks, foreign governments, schools: Twitchy
Scientific fraud revealed. Progressives hardest hit.: RS
WH: Report of Israel’s ‘Concern’ About Nuclear Conference Are ‘Offensive’: Sol Rieger


Anti-Stephanopoulos Artwork Posted Near ABC News Headquarters in Manhattan: WFB
First They Came for the Bakers: Paul Wood
Cruz Missile: Ted Cruz Asks Reporter Why the Left and Media are Obsessed with Sex: Victory Girls

Before ‘The Great Relearning,’ First We Need ‘The Great Unswaddling’: Ed Driscoll
The Houston Chronicle’s Dylan Baddour (@DylanBaddour) Lied About Ted Cruz: Erick Erickson
Like a Leftwing Blogger With Actual Courage in His Convictions: Erick Erickson


Islamic State breaks Iraqi defensive line outside of Habbaniyah: Bill Roggio
Obama: Supreme leader is anti-Semitic: ynet
Despotic Saudi Regime Lobbies to Chair UN Human Rights Council: Stephen Lendman

Pentagon approves massive sale of bunker-buster bombs to Israel: Hayom
Putin’s Macedonian Gambit: XX Committee
Just Like GOP Presidential Candidates! ISIS Executes Man With a Bazooka: JWF

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

GM says you don't own your car, you just license it: Cory Doctorow
US Special Operations Tests DNA Scanners: DefenseNews
We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership: Wired


American Capitalism: Chopped, Rolled and Smoked: MOTUS
Here We Stand, One Step Away from a Dictatorship: Jeremiah Johnson
First They Came For The Bikers…: WRSA

Image: Anti-Stephanopoulos Artwork Posted Near ABC News Headquarters in Manhattan
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QOTD: "The Islamic State continued its eastward push from Ramadi in an effort to break Iraqi military forces and Iranian-backed Shiite militias who are gathering at Habbaniyah for a counteroffensive. Iraqi forces established a defensive line outside of Habbaniyah after they were routed in Ramadi. And today, according to Iraqi police and tribal officials, that defensive line has been breached...

...[Allied] airstrikes in Anbar appear to be ineffective and sparse. According to US Central Command, the coalition launched zero airstrikes near Ramadi or Habbaniyah between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, and only one strike in Anbar, near Fallujah, during that time period. US air power was unable to stop the Islamic State from taking Ramadi." --Bill Roggio

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Uhm, no, Sidney Blumenthal was not the source of the Hillary-Obama Benghazi video lie

There are reports circulating today, courtesy of The New York Times, that Hillary consigliere Sidney Blumenthal was the author of the Benghazi video lie. To wit, "intel" provided by the Sidster claimed that Al Qaeda affiliates attacked the American consulate in Benghazi due to... a video no one had ever seen.

The State Department released 850 pages of Hillary Clinton Benghazi-related email documents and the NY Times reviewed the ones having to do with Clinton Family buddy Sidney Blumenthal. (all the Blumenthal emails are embedded below) Amongst the treasure trove of emails is this paragraph on a correspondence sent by Blumenthal to Clinton on 9/12/12 the day after the attack:

Earlier this week The Times established that the Blumenthal emails were sent out to staff at state without telling them who it was from (he was described as HRC friend) and that much of the Libya intelligence that Mr. Blumenthal passed on to Mrs. Clinton appears to have come from a group of business associates he was advising as they sought to win contracts from the Libyan transitional government. And Most most of what Blumenthal sent was garbage.

Of course, back in the little land we like to call reality, the facts on the ground were ignored by the Times. As The Complete Benghazi Timeline reminds us, Clinton publicly linked the Benghazi attack to the video even before American heroes Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty had been killed.

On the night of Sept. 11, 2012 — before former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed by a terrorist mortar strike — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a public statement linking the attack against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, with an anti-Muslim video, which she referred to as "inflammatory material posted on the Internet."

...the Associated Press first published a story quoting Clinton's statement at 10:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sept. 11 ... The AP released a story that night datelined Cairo, written by Maggie Michael and Sarah El Deeb, and carrying the headline, "American killed in Libya protest over film."

My belief is that Hillary and Obama hatched the video story in the wee hours of the night to cover their copious failures. And Sidney Blumenthal was "commissioned" to back up their fable.

No one should be fooled. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are responsible for everything related to Benghazi, including the cover-up.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Barack Obama: Comic Genius!

By Rush Limbaugh

Speaking of comedy -- no, no, not the Letterman show. Obama. Commencement speech, the Coast Guard. It's flat-out embarrassing. It's uproariously funny. By the way, have you heard that ISIS now controls more than half of Syria? More than half of Syria... ISIS. We can add Libya to it pretty soon. And we've got ISIS on their way to Baghdad. And there's Obama.

Obama, in the midst of this tear through the Middle East on the part of ISIS, Obama told the Coast Guard Academy graduates that not fighting against climate change is dereliction of duty. Did you catch any of this address? I don't need the audio sound bites. I really don't need the audio sound bites. In fact, that would just slow the program down. Obama claimed climate change is part of the cause of the rise of Boko Haram and ISIS.

Who needed Letterman to wrap it up last night when you've got Obama out there providing comedy for the whole world? ISIS is now due to global warming. Boko Haram kidnapping girls all over Nigeria is because of climate change, global warming. I kid you not. The commander-in-chief said so. And he further said to the Coast Guard graduates, not fighting against climate change is dereliction of duty. This from the man who ignored ISIS for years so he could campaign on his claim that terrorism was on the run.

This is a man who ignored ISIS, ignored everything going on in the Middle East, much of it that he caused, because as far as his election campaigns were concerned, there was no more terrorism. In fact, the State Department and the Defense Department issued orders that the word was not even to be used. There was no "terrorism", and there were no "terrorists," because Obama had beat it back. Obama had claimed victory for whatever happened in Iraq, was winding things down in Afghanistan, had Al-Qaeda on the run, if you recall.

Global warming tricked him, the deniers tricked him, because while we didn't do anything about global warming, somehow climate change spawned ISIS. And climate change spawned Boko Haram. This is a man who cut our military forces to the bone and then cut the bone, and he's telling the Coast Guard they will be guilty of dereliction of duty if they don't fight climate change? Oh, man, I'll tell you, some days I'm just surrounded by idiocy, surrounded by stupidity, feel like I'm being smothered by it, looking for a way out.

How can I get past this? How can I have a day where I don't have to put up with this kind of inanity? How could I possibly find a day where I do not have to be exposed to this kind of insulting stupidity.


Larwyn's Linx: The Obama-Boehner-McConnell 'Fast Track' to a Poorer America

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The Obama-Boehner-McConnell 'Fast Track' to a Poorer America: Terry Jeffrey
Liz Warren Hid $1.3 Million Credit Line From Bank Of America: Alex Pappas
Democrat Bill Registers Gun Owners Via "Background Checks": Bob Owens

Think like a liberal — or else: Victor Davis Hanson
McConnell: The House NSA Bill Could Make Us Go Dark: Ace
De Blasio’s “Contract For Communism”: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Christie Wants to Keep Expense Details Secret: Nick Rummell, Courthouse News
Jeb Has Bigger Problems than His Iraq War Stumble: Jonah Goldberg
Knowing That Kennedy’s '65 Immigration Act Elected Obama...: Ann Coulter

Hilarious: Iowa Democrats Can’t Name a Single Granny Clinton Accomplishment: JWF
The Jacksonville Panic: Erick Erickson
The Battle of Indiana and the Promise of Battles to Come: David French


'Just Asking': Thomas Sowell
The Tip of the Regulatory Iceberg: Veronique De Rugy
Hawaii’s ObamaCare Website Enrolls Zero People: BlurBrain

Scandal Central

The State Department’s In-Kind Contribution to the Clinton Campaign: Matthew Clark
Looks like MORE -- an ACORN Successor -- Paid "Protesters" to "Protest" in Ferguson: Ace
State Dept Won’t Comment on Report Cheryl Mills Interfered with Hillary Clinton FOIA Requests: WFB

Climate & Energy

The Crisis of the Administrative State, Part 5: Government as Faction: Power Line
The EPA Myth of “Clean Power”: Alan Caruba
Chevrolet Throwing Money at the Volt to Clear Out Huge Backlog: Automnews


Cruz to Sex-'Obsessed' Media: Let's Talk About Islamic State's War on Gays: TR
Liberals: We Just Can't Tell If David Letterman is Liberal Or Not: Ace
The “Gun Safety Group” Lie: Bob Owens

George Clintonopoulos!: Larry Elder
Washington Post's Lead Photo on Waco Story: Sarah Palin in a Biker Helmet: Trey Sanchez
Chelsea Clinton Will "Publish" Her First Book: Ace

Michelle Malkin: Most Intriguing Candidate is Ted Cruz: Fox Radio
How Accurately Does David Simon’s The Wire Reflect Baltimore’s Reality?: Jack Dunphy
The Perfect Quant Degree: John Derbyshire


ISIS gains big in Iraq; Obama remains functionally indifferent: Paul Mirengoff
Great news: White House says Iraq strategy has been a success: RS
Were We Right to Take Out Saddam?: Victor Davis Hanson

‘Why Does the Left Kowtow to Islam?’: Ed Driscoll
Vladimir Putin Appears to have Assassinated Another Critic: RS
Gloria Steinem Descends on the Korean DMZ: Claudia Rosett

Admiral: Russia Blackmailed Bill Clinton Over Lewinsky: Sierra Rayne
Islamic State, Shiite militias square off east of Ramadi: Bill Roggio
Illinois Passes Bill That Bans BDS Participants From State Pension Funds: JNS

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

1.1 Million Hit In Another BlueCross BlueShield Breach: Dark Reading
Indy 500: Source of Hinchcliffe’s crash confirmed: Marshall Pruett,
Octopus Skin Senses Light, No Eyes or Brain Needed: Dina Fine Maron


The day classical liberalism died: Not PC
Hypothetically, Would You Still Have Voted For the Duck?: MOTUS
Climate Change...a full explanation!: Norman Hooben

Image: Activists: Islamic State seizes more than half of Syria
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QOTD: "As I've said before, the overriding issue for me this electoral season is the corruption. Hillary has a contempt for the rules, a contempt for the law, a contempt for public accountability, transparency and open government, a contempt for the basic seemliness of official conduct in civilized societies - and a boundless appetite for cronyism, special favors, backroom deals, and protection of her associates when it comes to money, sex and everything else. The government she runs will be a sewer." --Mark Steyn

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Quotes o' the Day: Ted Cruz, Ace, Jonah Goldberg, Thomas Sowell, and Victor Davis Hanson Edition

First up, relayed by Bradford Thomas, this scimitar from Ted Cruz:

Is there something about the left—and I am going to put the media in this category—that is obsessed with sex? ISIS is executing homosexuals—you want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals—that ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.

Next, Ace tells us that "Chelsea Clinton Will 'Publish' Her First Book":

ISIS Seizes Ancient Antiquities Site and City of Palmyra as Obama Warns World of... Global Warming

By Sara Noble

ISIS has seized the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It will soon be destroyed. It is considered one of the most enchanting sites in the Middle East. The U.N. called out for reinforcements but none came. I hope we have a lot of good photos and video.

But it’s climate change that’s the problem. Just ask Barack. How many people are still in this beautiful city to be tortured and killed?

President Obama spoke to the Coast Guard graduates today to tell them of the horror of global warming.

“This is not just a problem for countries on the coast or for certain regions of the world. Climate change will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune,” the president said. “So I am here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country. And so we need to act — and we need to act now.”

ISIS is on the road to Damascus but it’s doubtful Barack has noticed.

The Perfectibility of Mankind and the Left

This is a post by Geoff B., once thought lost in the great pub crash of 2009 and recovered via the Wayback Archive. Its original publication date was December 24, 2008. Kindly restored by Camp o' the Saints and slightly edited by mois.

The Perfectibility of Mankind and the Left

One of the basic differences between the Progressive Left and Conservatives/Classical Liberals is on whether or not humans can be, or be made, perfect in this world. The perfectibility of mankind.

To Conservatives humans can never be perfect in this world. For religious conservatives man achieves perfection only when joined with God. In this world perfection is to strive for, but will never be achieved. Failure happens to all and is forgivable. One should acknowledge one's failures and vow to avoid repeating the mistake. Apologize to those injured. Seek forgiveness. Show remorse. Make amends. Be punished if society deems it necessary. In politicians, as in others, perfection is not sought. The perfect not being possible, Conservatives then seek the best available in an imperfect world of choices.

For the progressive Left and the socialist Left, humans are perfectible. The imperfections seen are explained as due to the circumstances that people are in, how they were brought up, how they were educated, or how they were treated and seen by society. To the left people would be perfect if the world around them could be transformed to retain their innate perfection. This is the Utopia sought. The world must be perfected so all humans will be perfect.

Politics is the means used to structure this perfect world for all humans. Force, of course, is required to change the world into the perfect state so that all will live in perfection. This brings up an interesting dichotomy.

An Open Letter to @LauraMeckler of the Wall Street Journal, cc: @HillaryClinton @WSJopinion @WSJ #ReadyForHillary

By Lee Cary

Ms. Meckler:

Thanks for your recent article ("Hillary Clinton’s State Department Staff Kept Tight Rein on Records", dated 19 May 2015).

As a writer for the American Thinker website (Nov. 2007 through Jan. 2015) I tried to get a clear response from the Department of State concerning roughly $6 billion of department funds that were not thoroughly accounted for during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure there. It was an exercise in futility that I documented in the article entitled "State Department won't say how missing records for $6 billion were stored", dated 25 September 2014.

Legacy media, including the Wall Street Journal, reported the story initially, but soon moved on (e.g., "State Department can't account for $6 billion in last 6 years")
Mrs. Clinton’s tenure at State was also cited in two other "Management Alerts" issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The three OIG Alerts were catalogued in my article entitled "Hillary's reputation for competence as Secretary of State erodes from within", dated 12 October 2014.

You, Ms. Meckler, are on the cusp of a significant story. Question is: Will you pursue it? I’m an old grandfather and have retired. Time for your generation and the Wall Street Journal to hold the D.C. scammers accountable. If not your generation, then who?

Dr. Lee D. Cary


TPP: I've read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal and Elizabeth Warren Has Every Right to Fear It

By Michael Wessel, Pro Publica

“You need to tell me what’s wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,” a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He’s right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. That’s by design—anyone who has read the text of the agreement could be jailed for disclosing its contents. I’ve actually read the TPP text provided to the government’s own advisors, and I’ve given the president an earful about how this trade deal will damage this nation. But I can’t share my criticisms with you.

I can tell you that Elizabeth Warren is right about her criticism of the trade deal. We should be very concerned about what’s hidden in this trade deal—and particularly how the Obama administration is keeping information secret even from those of us who are supposed to provide advice.

So-called “cleared advisors” like me are prohibited from sharing publicly the criticisms we’ve lodged about specific proposals and approaches. The government has created a perfect Catch 22: The law prohibits us from talking about the specifics of what we’ve seen, allowing the president to criticize us for not being specific. Instead of simply admitting that he disagrees with me—and with many other cleared advisors—about the merits of the TPP, the president instead pretends that our specific, pointed criticisms don’t exist.

What I can tell you is that the administration is being unfair to those who are raising proper questions about the harms the TPP would do. To the administration, everyone who questions their approach is branded as a protectionist—or worse—dishonest. They broadly criticize organized labor, despite the fact that unions have been the primary force in America pushing for strong rules to promote opportunity and jobs. And they dismiss individuals like me who believe that, first and foremost, a trade agreement should promote the interests of domestic producers and their employees.

Larwyn's Linx: Media -- Use This One Weird Trick To Make Hillary Answer Questions!

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Media -- Use This One Weird Trick To Make Hillary Answer Questions!: Sean Davis
Did Hillary Clinton know of Benghazi attack in advance?: RS
Barack Obama's 'Lottery Winners': Ben Shapiro

Hillary, "Sid Vicious", and Libya: Paul Mirengoff
Pay-to-play at Hillary’s State Department: RS
I Don't Believe Hillary Clinton: Ron Fournier

Don't Shoot Coalition in Ferguson: a facade for progressive social activists: Lee Cary
Top Democrat sounds ‘alarm bells’ over Obama rhetoric on Islamic State: Olivier Knox
Lindsey Graham an unhinged kook who shouldn’t be taken seriously: Ben Domenech

Federal Judge Says DC Gun Carry Law is Unconstitutional: Stephen Gutowski
Anger and Fighting the Result of Lost Constitutionalism: Jen Kuznicki
Matt Bevin Wins in Kentucky: Erick Erickson


Obama's Secret Trade Deal Insider: It "Will Damage This Nation": ZH
The True Black Tragedy: Walter Williams
Maglite’s Tony Maglica: Torchbearer of the American Dream: Michelle Malkin

Scandal Central

Federal Judge Rejects State Department’s Plan To Release Hillary’s Emails In 2016: Chuck Ross
Bill doubled speaking fees from foreign groups while Hillary was secretary of state: Exam
NYT: Gowdy to subpoena Sid Blumenthal for Benghazi committee: Hot Air

52 House Republicans to IRS: Investigate Hillary Clinton Foundation Tax Status: Breitbart
Hillary’s ‘Old Friends’: Jonah Goldberg
Hillary Continues Answering Questions, Returns to Talking Only to Her Cats: IJR

Climate & Energy

More Countries Caught Manipulating Their Climate Data: Michael Bastasch
Critics Hear E.P.A.’s Voice in ‘Public Comments’: Eric Lipton and Coral Davenport
Blacks, Hispanics Unethusiastic About Obama’s Climate Change Schtick: William Teach


Top Staffers Quit Clinton Foundation Over Obnoxious, Hateful Chelsea Clinton: WFB
Slate’s William Saletan: the dumbest man on the internet: RS
The protected, connected liberal media elite: Katie Pavlich

#CutTheCheck: Ferguson Protestors Promised Payment, Stiffed by Activist Group: Kim Quade
Here Are The Girls Who Helped #EmmaSulkowicz Torture Her Victim: GotNews
Hillary Clinton Endorsed by Noted Feminist Snoop Dogg: Glob

Buy George, He's Got It!: Mark Steyn
Spanish-Language News Net Failed to Disclose Clinton Donation, Lobbying Spends: WFB
If Disney Can Afford to Shell Out $105 Million For This...: Obiter Dictum


ANBAR IS LOST: Shiite Militias Move to Protect Shia Holy SItes: GWP
Washington Post Editorial Board Blames Fall Of Ramadi On Obama’s Weak Policy: William Teach
Obama's (Pathetic) Black Knight Strategy: Breath of the Beast

Al Nusrah Front and allies claim victory at Al Mastoumah, Idlib: Caleb Weiss
In Iraq, ISIS Is Winning And The United States Is Losing: Michael Snyder
Two Argentine judges have lost their minds: Joe Cunningham

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Two Weeks With the Apple Watch: Erick Erickson
Tech companies ask Senate to pass NSA reform bill: John Ribeiro
Google Tone broadcasts URLs to any device within earshot: Tim Hornyak


Obama’s Betrayal of America: Stating, and now Proving, the Obvious: The American Report
Fury Road: Steve Sailer
The Banning Nation: Democrats Target Online Ammunition Sales: Ace

Image: I Don't Believe Hillary Clinton
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QOTD: "...the entire Schweizer/Stephanopoulos interview was a fraud perpetrated on ABC's audience. Picture it the other way around:

Karl Rove is hired as an anchorman by ABC News. Whoa, you can stop right there. We're already in the realm of the fantastical, even though it is, objectively, exactly the same as hiring Stephanopoulos.

But Rove says not to worry, my partisan days are behind me. I'm strictly Mister Even-Handed Newsman now.

And then he spends ten years as a high-profile pitchman for the George W and Jeb Bush Foundation.

And, when he interviews some guy who's written a book on all the dodgy donations to the Jeb Bush Foundation, he doesn't mention that he's a member of it.

The only interesting question is whether ABC knew about all this, and colluded with Stephanopoulos in perpetrating a fraud on their audience." --Mark Steyn