Republicans Give Obama More Power – Advance Fast-Track Trade Bill

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And nobody read it.
Senate Republicans voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda today.
The Hill reported:

The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority.

The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become law.

Fast-track authority would allow Obama to send trade deals to Congress for up-or-down votes. The White House wants the authority to conclude negotiations on a sweeping trans-Pacific trade deal.
Thirteen Democrats backed fast-track in Tuesday’s vote, handing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a major legislative victory. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) voted against the procedural motion.

The Democrats cast “yes” votes even though the trade package did not include a workers assistance program for people displaced by increased trade. The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program was a part of the last fast-track package approved by the Senate in May, but became a key part of opposition to the package among Democrats in the House.

To move fast-track forward, the White House and GOP leaders in both chambers decided to break TAA away from fast-track and to try to approve both in separate votes.

RICO Suit Against Bill, Hillary, And Clinton Foundation Trial Date Set for Jan.

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Free Republic

In a move that was so quick it even surprised even the plaintiff, Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida scheduled a January 20th, 2016 trial date for the RICO lawsuit against Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation (RICO stands for racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations and was originally created to enable the Justice Department to convict organized crime figures).

Larry Klayman a former federal prosecutor had, just filed the lawsuit a few days earlier on behalf of the watchdog organization he founded, “Freedom Watch.”

On Friday Klayman told Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg:

The suit alleges Clinton, while secretary of state, used her position to influence foreign donors supporting the Clinton Foundation. It also accuses Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills of lying about the existence of documents Klayman requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

The crux of the suit revolves around Clinton’s use of a private email account and server to conduct government business.

“My takeaway is we’ve seen only a fraction of those emails,” Klayman said.

He added that he was very surprised by the speed with which Judge Middlebrooks scheduled the trial saying, “My takeaway is we’ve seen only a fraction of those emails.”

Klayman said he intends to call both Bill and Hillary to testify in the suit, and has already requested that the judge seize Hillary’s private email server. The Washington Examiner reported that Klayman wanted the server inspected.

Klayman also asked the judge to order a “neutral forensic expert … to take custody and control of the private email server and reconstruct and preserve the official U.S. Government records relating to the conduct of U.S. foreign policy during Defendant Secretary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State.”

Judge Middlebrooks has not yet ruled on Klayman’s request that the court seize Hillary Clinton’s server.

“I am pleased that the Court has set this case for early jury trial,” Klayman told the Examiner. “This is a matter of extreme national importance and before now, for decades, the Clintons have not had to answer to a jury for their alleged crimes. Now, justice will be done.”

The January 20th trial date is dangerously close to the Iowa Caucuses (Feb. 1) and New Hampshire Primary (Feb. 9). But, despite the judge setting a date, normal procedure for Clinton’s legal team (or most any other defendant’s attorney) will be to try and get the suit dismissed and, barring a dismissal, find other ways to delay the trial.

But, one way or another, the Clintons will have to explain what happened with the emails and the Clinton Foundation’s donors’ relationship with the State Department – at least, that’s what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says:

2016 election – It’s the corruption, stupid

Family Security Matters

LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

 

There is a potential winning coalition in America, one including Democrats and Republicans, men and women, and all racial and ethnic groups, who believe in one simple proposition – honest, representative government.

We do not have either.

What we do have is a political-media system representing the interests of an oligarchy, a form of government in which all power is vested in a dominant class.  It is composed of financiers and their political and media whores, who finance their avarice by using the tax revenues squeezed from hard-working Americans as a personal hedge fund.

The present American political system is a “totalitarian democracy“, one in which “lawfully” elected representatives rule a nation state whose citizens, although granted the right to vote, have little or no participation in the decision-making process of government, nor whose views are ever seriously considered except when they parallel the interests of the oligarchy.

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Don’t Drink The Obamatrade Snake Oil

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The Federalist

If the largest trade deals in U.S. history have any chance of becoming law, they will require an unusual alliance between the Obama administration and pro-trade Republicans. An emerging consensus is that this union could be tested soon, with the upcoming “lame duck” session of Congress considering a procedural bill called “Trade Promotion Authority” that would smooth both negotiation and congressional consideration of U.S. free trade agreements.

For TPA to pass (now or next year), President Obama and Republicans will need to work together to overcome opposition from Democrats allied with traditional anti-trade groups, like environmentalists and labor unions. But if you ask the media and some on Capitol Hill, these strange pro-trade bedfellows face a new threat: a “Tea Party” caucus that could rebel against the Republican agenda to spite the president or scuttle FTAs. Though it makes for titillating political journalism (and a great scapegoat for a divided Democratic Party), the “Tea Party opposes trade” narrative is a myth that grows from fundamental misunderstandings of who the Tea Party is, how U.S. trade agreements work, and what “free trade” actually means.

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The Clinton Record on Libya

Accuracy in Media

Exclusive to Accuracy in Media
The emails show more than you might think

On August 21, 2011, a top aide to Hillary Clinton penned a memo lauding his boss for steering U.S. policy in Libya, aimed at convincing the media of her accomplishments as Secretary of State.

“HRC has been a critical voice on Libya in administration deliberations, at NATO, and in contact group meetings—as well as the public face of the U.S. effort in Libya. She was instrumental in securing the authorization, building the coalition, and tightening the noose around Qadhafi and his regime,” Clinton aide Jake Sullivan wrote.

Sullivan’s memo to Mrs. Clinton’s inner circle is, of course, embarrassing today, which is one reason you are not reading about it on the front pages of The New York Times or The Washington Post.

But that’s not the only reason.

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Is this still America?

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CFP

When three universities, a Christian Leader, Disney World, a former Democrat president and the current president and his administration all make negative headlines online in the same day issue, any true American patriot has got to feel betrayed by his fellow countrymen.

It is common knowledge that the far left Socialist i.e. Communist mentality has overcome all common sense in our universities and most colleges.  Their teachings lean from leftist-ism to outright treasonous betrayal of our sworn government and its laws.

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“Bombshell Testimony”: The IRS Used This to Hide Information From Congress

Restoring Liberty

Joe Miller

download (58)New testimony reveals that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used “hundreds of attorneys” to hide critical information from Congress’s investigation of the IRS targeting of conservatives.According to new congressional bombshell testimony today, the IRS set up a previously unknown “special project team” comprised of “hundreds of attorneys,” including the IRS Chief Counsel (one of only two politically appointed positions at the IRS).

The “special project” this team was given? Concealing information from Congress.
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