Members of the House Intelligence Committee learned in a closed-door briefing yesterday that more contractors are corroborating the report that the Obama administration had plenty of time to respond to the attack on the Benghazi diplomatic facility.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) called the new information “outstanding testimony.”
“And essentially what they were able to prove today, they basically backed up the other contractors who were on the ground in the two previous hearings. So this is an ongoing investigation,” Nunes said Tuesday evening. “And I think they gave us a lot of good leads today and I feel very comfortable moving forward with where we are at today.”
A truck carrying potentially “extremely dangerous” radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, the UN atomic watchdog said Wednesday.
The truck was transporting a cobalt-60 teletherapy source intended for medical use to a storage center when it was stolen on Monday in Tepojaco, near Mexico City, the International Atomic Energy Agency said, according to Agence France-Presse.
“At the time the truck was stolen, the source was properly shielded. However, the source could be extremely dangerous to a person if removed from the shielding, or if it was damaged,” the IAEA was quoted as saying.
Mexican authorities were searching for the truck Wednesday morning, according to the report.
Despite being here illegally, despite violating deportation orders and being arrested for a DUI. He came as a student and never left.
Via Boston Globe:
A federal immigration judge today allowed President Obama’s uncle, Onyango “Omar” Obama, to remain in the United States, following a hearing in which the name of the president was invoked by the 69-year-old Kenyan who has been living here for some 50 years.
US Immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro issued his ruling from the bench. He said he believed Onyango Obama was a gentleman, a good neighbor, paid his taxes, and met the criteria for legal permanent residency, commonly known as a green card.
“Welcome to America,’’ Shapiro said to Onyango.
During the hearing, Onyango Obama testified, “I do have a nephew. He’s the president of the United States.”
He also contradicted the White House’s assertion that the president had never met him. Onyango Obama testified that his nephew lived with him in Cambridge for three weeks while the future president was a student at Harvard Law School in the late 1980s.
Shapiro based his decision on a federal immigration law that allows people who have lived in the United States since prior to 1972 to apply for residency.
Under Obama’s administration, there’s been a serious downsizing of our military. I’ve got my own thoughts on that, but I’ll save them for another time. Reality is, we’ve got a large number of people getting out of the military with a ton of combat and military experience; men and women being thrown back into civilian life. There have been several incidents already involving these vets and their rights being taken away from them.
Recently, there was a vet that had to defend his home from a felon who was trying to break in. He fired a warning shot in the ground to scare the guy off and then told the police that his military training kicked in. Now whether that’s true or not, or even if he went into combat mode, the guy was having his house broken into. He clearly stated to the guy that was trying to force entry into his home and that he was going to give him a warning shot if he didn’t stop his forward progress. All he did was fire a warning shot into the ground, and then the criminal ran off.
But the focus wasn’t on the convicted felon trying to break into his house; it was on the veteran who did everything possible to safely defend his home.
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errorism: Senate Intelligence panel chief Dianne Feinstein contradicts President Obama’s claims of terrorist threats diminishing. The FBI, meanwhile, warns of Islamist U.S. citizens attacking the homeland.
CNN’s Candy Crowley, who did so much during the second presidential debate last year to help President Obama get re-elected (defending his false claim that “I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people and the world that” Benghazi “was an act of terror” the day after), was shocked on Sunday when Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., didn’t act as fellow Obama cheerleader.
“I expected to hear, ‘Oh, we’re safer!'” Crowley responded when Feinstein gave a negative answer to Crowley’s question whether the nation is safer than a year ago, or two years ago.
Feinstein pointed out that “terror is up worldwide; the statistics indicate that. The fatalities are way up … there are new bombs, very big bombs, trucks being reinforced for those bombs,” plus “more groups than ever” and “huge malevolence out there.”
That’s far removed from Obama’s boast to Jay Leno in August that “the odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident”; or his claim the same month that al-Qaida “has been broken apart and is very weak and does not have a lot of operational capacity”; or his announcement in May that America will no longer wage what he called “a boundless ‘Global War on Terror.’ “
What Feinstein warns are “more groups than ever” the president downplays as “less capable al-Qaida affiliates” who threaten only “diplomatic facilities and businesses abroad,” plus “homegrown extremists.”
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