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September 04, 2015

Why there’s Ground Zero steel in West Point class rings


Why there’s Ground Zero steel in West Point class rings

When graduates of West Point’s Class of 2016 go into their years of service as officers of the Army, they will be wearing something no other cadets have worn before — class rings that include steel from the World Trade Center.

It hasn’t received mention in the press. But it was movingly noted Friday in the introduction of the commandant of cadets, Brig. Gen. John Thomson III, at the military academy’s annual ring memorial ceremony.

What a cure for the cynicism of a cynical age. It’s at the ring ceremony that seniors — known as “firsties” — get their rings, which become a physical link between future officers and the West Point graduates who went before.
The ceremony takes place at one of the most beautiful places in America — Trophy Point. The trophies, which are cannons captured in 1812 and other wars, look out over a slope giving north into the Hudson River.

Class of 2016 cadets were marched — to a cadence set by trumpets, pipes and drums — onto this slope. They passed Stanford White’s famous battle monument, topped with a statue of “Fame.”

The Army knows how to do ceremonies like few other American institutions. The cadets are dressed in a uniform called India Whites, worn only by West Point cadets.

There are about 1,000 cadets in the Class of 2016, and it takes a while for them to be marched in. It’s an important enough event that parents and relatives, girlfriends and boyfriends have come from across the country.

Each class designs its own rings. The ingots of the Class of 2016’s rings were poured earlier in the year at the Pease & Curren refinery in Rhode Island. That ceremony, known as the “ring melt,” is a tradition begun for the rings of West Point’s bicentennial class in 2002.

Since then, it’s not just any gold that goes into these rings. They’re made from gold from class rings that were worn by earlier graduates and that have been donated, melted and mixed with new gold to make rings for the following year’s first-class cadets.

A small amount of gold is preserved after each melt so that every graduating class will have traces of gold from all the rings that have been donated since the program began.


This has enabled every class since 2002 to “grip hands” with graduates from the past.

This year, 34 class rings were donated from classes between 1924 and 1985. Some families donating rings sent family members to the ring melt, where they placed the rings in a crucible. A film of the event shows a number of them, including Tom O’Neil, who donated the ring worn by his grandfather.

The grandfather, Col. Thomas O’Neil, had been in the Class of 1934. His grandson had carried his ring through two combat tours in Iraq and two years in Afghanistan. At the ring melt, he spoke of what the moment would have meant to his grandfather.

Five daughters of Col. Leo Hugh Lennon, who had been in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive, placed his class ring in the crucible. Others did the same, some saluting.

This new tradition has brought to 356 the number of rings whose gold is in the latest ingot.

It was the Class of 2016 itself that decided to include in the alloy of the rings for this year steel from the World Trade Center, Cathy Kilner of the Association of Graduates tells me.

“They were raised seeing the footage of what happened and the consequences of that day,” she said. I like the way she put it — “the consequences of that day.”

It’s not that there is anything political about the ring ceremony (or anything else) at West Point. There’s not, so far as I can tell, having visited the place now and again since the 1950s. It really is about forging a sense of duty, honor, country — and the Corps.

Toward the end of the ring memorial ceremony, the cadets are ordered to “reeee-cover,” meaning put their hats back on, and are dismissed. They make their way up the slope and across the plain, past the statues of Sylvanus Thayer, George Patton, Dwight Eisenhower and George Washington.

When they get to their sally ports — as the dorm entryways are known — tradition requires they stride through a mob of plebes, pleading to touch their rings and testing their ability to keep walking with their heads — and, in this case, their memories of the World Trade Center — held high.



Wild Thing's comment............

What a special and wonderful thing they are doing.




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IT Person Who Set Up Hillary’s Private Server Was Paid With Taxpayer Dollars, Will Plead The Fifth During Testimony



IT Person Who Set Up Hillary’s Private Server Was Paid With Taxpayer Dollars, Will Plead The Fifth During Testimony


The IT specialist who set up Hillary Clinton’s controversial private email was paid with taxpayer dollars after he helped the former Secretary of State skirt the law.

And Bryan Pagliano is finding his own words could be coming back to bite him. ‘Some things that look like good ideas…may actually have bad consequences,’ he told an IT webinar last year.

Pagliano, 39, was taken on by the State Department when Clinton was appointed the nation’s top diplomat in 2009. He had previously worked for her presidential campaign.

Now the married father of two, says he will plead the Fifth Amendment to prevent him testifying to Congress about his work at Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, NY.



Wild Thing's comment............

The Clinton's have always gotten away with every crime, corruption, dead person so why would it be any different now. I wish they would go to jail for their crimes but that would have to be in a different world.



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Chicago Has Deadliest Day In Over A Decade: 9 Killed, 12 Wounded



Chicago Has Deadliest Day In Over A Decade: 9 Killed, 12 Wounded


A teen in a park on the West Side. Two men in their 30s in Uptown on the North Side. A woman in her 20s in the South Side’s Morgan Park neighborhood.

Chicago’s most recent spasm of violence touched all corners of the city.

On Wednesday alone, eight people were shot to death in homicides. A ninth victim — an 11-year-old boy — died of an apparent accidental shooting.

That marked the most homicides in a single day in Chicago in more than a decade, according to a Tribune analysis of department data. The worst previous day occurred July 5, 2003, when Chicago saw 10 homicides, the analysis found.


Wild Thing's comment............

And in Chicago they have tons of gun laws. I would laugh at this if it was not about lives being taken, but still it sure shows how gun laws do not stop bad guys. We must never let them take our guns.



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September 03, 2015

Cancer Patient Sings Fight Song Duet with Rachel Platten





Cancer Patient Sings Fight Song Duet with Rachel Platten ............Children's Hospital Los Angeles patient Jeremiah turns a surprise visit from singer Rachel Platten into a bedside duet of her hit "Fight Song.” Learn more about Jeremiah's story:

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Wild Thing's comment..............

This is so special. it brought tears to my eyes. Never stop singing. Never stop fighting. Never stop believing.




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Paul Harvey " Policeman " One of His Best Narrations






Paul Harvey " Policeman " One of His Best Narrations




Wild Thing's comment............


God bless and protect our police.


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September 02, 2015

Governor Rick Perry discusses Gitmo, the War on Terror, and Marcus Luttrell




Governor Rick Perry discusses Gitmo, the War on Terror, and Marcus Luttrell




Wild Thing's comment.............

This is so great, I promise you will not be disappointed.

Notice how Rick Perry chokes up discussing the price our soldiers paid in Iraq.



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Rick Perry Campaign Theme Song ~ LOVE this!!






Perry Campaign Theme Song




Wild Thing's comment............

I love his campaign theme song.


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September 01, 2015

Horrible people!!! Armed Black Panthers To Texas Cops: ‘We Will Creep Up On You In The Darkness’



Armed Black Panthers To Texas Cops: ‘We Will Creep Up On You In The Darkness’


Not part of a chant, the march leader, wearing the rank of colonel, shouted directly to Harris County mounted deputies through a megaphone. “You think we’re not pissed off a bunch about y’all killing our sisters? You think it’s okay? [We’re] the wrong n***ers to mess with. You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness.”

The rally, also covered by Breitbart Texas, took place at the Waller County Jail where inmate Sandra Bland took her own life by hanging herself with a trash bag after her arrest following a traffic stop in the town of Prairie View. She was accused of an illegal lane change and assaulting a police officer. After being left in jail by her family for three days, Bland hung herself.

In the video below, Breitbart Texas recorded several other violent statements towards police. “The revolution is on… Off the pigs,” and “Oink Oink… Bang Bang!,” was the message leveled by the heavily armed Black Panthers directly at Harris County deputies who had been asked by the Waller County Sheriff to come out to help keep the peace.

Two weeks later, a black man, Shannon Miles, allegedly walked up behind Deputy Goforth and shot him in the head and back fifteen times, according to a Breitbart Texas report on Miles’ first court appearance.

The Waller County jail is located just over 30 miles from the Chevron station where Goforth was executed. The alleged killer, Shannon Miles, also attended the same university as Sandra Bland. It is possible that her arrest and subsequent suicide could have played a role in Miles’ possible motivation.



Wild Thing's comment............

What terrible people, what the hell is wrong with people. It feels like Satan is taking over.


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CONSERVATIVE GUEST ON CNN: If you believe Donald Trump is a conservative YOU’RE INSANE!






CONSERVATIVE GUEST ON CNN: If you believe Donald Trump is a conservative YOU’RE INSANE!

Kurt Schlichter went on CNN today up against a Trump supporter, Lou Gargiulo, and said that anyone who believes that Donald Trump is ‘something like a conservative’ is insane, taking aim at disaffected conservatives who are Trump supporters. Schlichter agrees that he loves to see Trump ‘kidney punch’ the Republican establishment and blames the Republican establishment on Trump’s success, but he says Trump isn’t the answer.

The Trump supporter obviously disagreed, accusing Schlichter of living in la la land and arguing that Trump is indeed the very conservative he espouses.


Wild Thing's comment............

I agree with Kurt. I have never seen anything like this. the people I saw complaining about Obamacare are not for Trump who has said several times he is for single payer health care. On every issue that Trump has been VERY liberal about, those supporting him have complained about those this with Obama. I can only think they have been phony conservatives all this time or have lost their minds.


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State Dept Just Released Clinton Emails - The Kelly File




State Dept Just Released Clinton Emails - The Kelly File


The State Department is set to release a batch of 6,000 personal emails belonging to Clinton tonight, but we're already getting a sneak peak of what they contain.

That's right, 150 more documents flagged for classified information. This news comes on top of revelations earlier this month Clinton had at least 300 classified documents passing through her private email server, which intelligence officials are almost certain was hacked by foreign governments. Also keep in mind that out of hundreds of classified documents, at least two found in Clinton's system were deemed top secret (the highest level of classification).

As Guy wrote about last week, the FBI is reportedly using it's "A-Team" to investigate the legal aspects of Clinton's inappropriate handling of classified information with the prosecutor who took down General David Petraeus leading the way. Felonies for Clinton could be on the table if she is in fact indicted.

An FBI "A-team" is leading the "extremely serious" investigation into Hillary Clinton's server and the focus includes a provision of the law pertaining to "gathering, transmitting or losing defense information," an intelligence source told Fox News. The section of the Espionage Act is known as 18 US Code 793. A separate source, who also was not authorized to speak on the record, said the FBI will further determine whether Clinton should have known, based on the quality and detail of the material, that emails passing through her server contained classified information regardless of the markings. The campaign's standard defense and that of Clinton is that she "never sent nor received any email that was marked classified" at the time. It is not clear how the FBI team's findings will impact the probe itself. But the details offer a window into what investigators are looking for -- as the Clinton campaign itself downplays the controversy...A leading national security attorney, who recently defended former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling in a leak investigation, told Fox News that violating the Espionage Act provision in question is a felony and pointed to a particular sub-section...The Clinton campaign did not provide an on-the-record comment on the matter when given questions by Fox News.

Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign's response to increasing pressure surrounding classified information has gone from the former Secretary "never sending or receiving any classified information" to "she never knowingly sent or received classified information."



Wild Thing's comment..........

And if she becomes president SHE WILL BE BLACKMAILED, BRIBED, EXTORTED and ‘you name it’ by ALL of the foreign governments who have the entire contents of her UNsecured private server!!!


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Donald Trump using Twitter to attack rivals






Donald Trump using Twitter to attack rivals
by CNN



Wild Thing's comment............

Trump behaves like a spoiled brat, a bully , he has been in the attack mode since he entered. He gets personal, bashes and attacks when it is not even necessary. Integrity is not a word anyone should use to describe Trump.


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August 31, 2015

Green Berets have growing doubts of duties with skittish political leadership



Green Berets have growing doubts of duties with skittish political leadership


Army Special Forces operating in Afghanistan have been disciplined, admonished and even fired for actions that the U.S. soldiers firmly believe are part of their duty to “free the oppressed,” as the Green Beret motto says.


hey were the first troops to hit the ground in Afghanistan while al Qaeda’s dirty work still smoldered back in the United States.

On foot, helicopter and horseback, ArmySpecial Forces showed that if the U.S. was to win a long counterinsurgency war against Islamic extremists, the special skills of Green Berets would be fundamental.

Nearly 14 years later, these soldiers, some of the military’s smartest and best trained, are still creating lots of headlines, but not necessarily for heroics.

In recent months, the Army has disciplined, admonished and ended the careers of a number of Green Berets for actions that the soldiers themselves believe were part of combating an evil enemy. Pristine standards for fighting the Taliban and al Qaeda are not achievable, some in the community say.

“There is certainly a belief that upper echelons of leadership have morphed into political positions, and leaders are a lot less willing to risk their own career to support their soldiers,” Danny Quinn, a former Green Beret team leader and West Point graduate, told The Washington Times.


Examples abound:

Army Secretary John McHugh stripped a Green Beret of his Silver Star for summarily killing a Taliban bomb maker.

A military investigation blamed two Green Berets for the worst U.S. friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan, when critical errors were made by the Air Force crew that dropped the bombs onto their soldiers.

The Army fired a Green Beret from his hostage rescue post at the Pentagon and put him under criminal investigation for whistlingblowing to Congress.

The Army is kicking out a Green Beret for pushing an Afghan police officer accused a raping a boy.

Maj. Matt Golsteyn, one of the Green Berets in the Army’s crosshairs, said the group’s motto, De Oppresso Liber (“To Free the Oppressed”), presents a “moral imperative for action against those who would use violence and injustice as means for repression.”
“It would seem the lives and careers of Green Berets who would dare to see the organization’s motto realized on foreign soil are sacrificed for politics and careerism,” the Afghanistan War veteran told The Times. “As we witness continual displays of failure after failure in military leadership, our collective failure to liberate the oppressed in Iraq and Afghanistan should confuse no longer.”

No one says the military is specifically targeting Green Berets, but there has been a rash of punishments for these soldiers for actions in warfare that they believed were justified.

Joe Kasper, chief of staff for Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, said the discipline is “causing a high sense of discomfort and concern with that small community.”

“What we hear consistently is what many of these soldiers can’t say publicly, and that is Army leadership has created an environment that has soldiers second-guessing themselves and hesitating constantly, and one misstep — whether intended or not — is a career killer,” Mr. Kasper said. “All of it has had an impact on morale and retention, and it should sound alarm bells for the Army.”

A snapshot of recent cases:

Mr. McHugh, the Army secretary, stripped Maj. Golsteyn of his Silver Star, one of the military’s highest awards for combat valor, after he acknowledged in a CIA job interview that he killed a Taliban bomb maker suspected of killing U.S. troops. The Army never charged Maj. Golsteyn after a lengthy investigation. Mr. Hunter wants Congress to strip service secretaries of such powers.

The Army opened a criminal investigation of Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, one of the first Green Berets to land in Afghanistan in 2001, after he complained to Mr. Hunter about what he considered a broken hostage rescue program. The FBI informed on Mr. Amerine to Army headquarters, suggesting that he might have relayed classified information. The Pentagon ruled that there were no secret data in his hotline complaint of whistleblower reprisal to the inspector general.

The military blamed two Green Berets, an A-Team commander and its top enlisted man, for friendly-fire deaths in Afghanistan. The root cause, however, was that the B-1B crew that dropped the bombs lacked basic knowledge of the targeting pod and thought it would be able to see “friendly” troops’ strobe lights when it could not. Not seeing any strobes, the crew dropped the ordnance onto the soldiers.

Earl Plumlee was on his way to being awarded the Medal of Honor for acts of extreme bravery in Afghanistan. He won endorsements up the chain of command. Then someone made the accusation that he tried to sell a rifle online. The Army conducted a criminal investigation but filed no charges. Still, the Medal of Honor never arrived. The Army awarded him the Silver Star, two notches below the nation’s highest honor.


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Wild Thing's comment............

I feel so badly for our troops serving today. They have been treated horribly by Obama with his pink slips to them while deployed, his stating he does NOT want Victory and the vile R.O.E. he has given to them. More troops have been killed during Obama's reign of terror then all the years with the war when Bush was president.


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Another DEAD body in the Clinton's world. Spy Found Dead In Bag He Had Hacked Into Secret Data On Bill Clinton


Another DEAD body in the Clinton's world. Spy Found Dead In Bag He Had Hacked Into Secret Data On Bill Clinton

Spy found dead in a bag 'had infuriated his MI6 bosses by illegally hacking into secret US data on Bill Clinton'

- Gareth Williams's body was found in a bag at his London flat five years ago

- Spy illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton

- Personal voicemail messages left by the spy were deleted after he died


The British spy whose body was found padlocked inside a bag in his flat had illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton, it has been revealed.

Gareth Williams, 31, was discovered in a holdall in the bath at his London home five years ago this month, but the mystery surrounding his death has never been solved.

Today, it has been revealed the spy had dug out a guest list for an event Clinton was due to attend as a favor for a friend.

The hack breached Mr Williams' security clearance and this sparked anger among MI6 bosses as tensions rose with U.S. security services over the spy's transatlantic work, The Sun on Sunday has reported.

A source said: 'The Clinton diary hack came at a time when Williams' work with America was of the most sensitive nature.

'It was a diplomatic nightmare for Sir John Sawers, the new director of MI6 at the time.'

The paper has also reported that voicemail messages Mr Williams, a maths genius and expert cryptographer, left for family and friends were deleted shortly after his death.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that detectives who investigated the mysterious death believe he was murdered and that his killers then broke back in through a skylight to cover their tracks.

The claim centres on the revelation that part of the forensic equipment placed in the flat after the body was found was moved – despite the fact the building was under armed police guard.

The theory supports his family’s suspicions he was murdered by ‘agents specialising in the dark arts of the secret services’.

Mr Williams had been working with the American National Security Agency in Washington before returning to London, where he underwent training and was sent on active operations.

Dr Wilcox concluded that Mr Williams’s death was ‘unnatural and likely to have been criminally mediated’.

She said she was satisfied ‘on the balance of probabilities that Gareth was killed unlawfully’, as it was likely someone else had put his body in the bag and locked it.



Wild Thing's comment.............

Crossed the Clintons and ended up dead. What.A.Surprise. Not. Just another victim of the Vince Foster Syndrome.



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Obama Changes The Name Of Tallest Mountain In U.S., Mt. McKinley, To The Original Native Name, ‘Denali’



Obama Changes The Name Of Tallest Mountain In U.S., Mt. McKinley, To The Original Native Name, ‘Denali’


Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America’s tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.

The symbolic gesture comes at the beginning of a three-day trip to Alaska where Obama hopes to build support for his efforts to address climate change during his remaining 16 months in office.

The peak was named Mount McKinley in 1896 after a gold prospector exploring the region heard that Ohioan William McKinley, a champion of the gold standard, had won the Republican nomination for president.


Wild Thing's comment............

Obama's hate for American presidents. They could name a garbage dump after Obama.




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DNC Not Backing Iran Deal ‘Big Embarrassment’ for Obama



DNC Not Backing Iran Deal ‘Big Embarrassment’ for Obama


CNN


Obama suffered an “embarrassment” with the Democratic National Committee not passing a resolution over the weekend in support of his Iran nuclear deal, CNN panelists said Sunday.

According to the Washington Post, party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) blocked the resolution at the summer meeting in Minnesota.

“The Obama-controlled DNC could not pass a resolution this weekend expressing support for President Obama’s Iran deal,” New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin said. “It’s a bit of an embarrassment for the administration seeing as it’s how his party, he appointed Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and it’s revived the sort-of latest round of eye-rolling among Democratic operatives about the state of the party.”

CNN host John King said Martin was being diplomatic, saying it was a “big embarrassment for the president.”



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But......but.....but Obama said those that don't support the nuke deal with Iran are "crazies". Obama alone in the Oval office chanting Death to America all by himself.


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Professors Threaten Bad Grades For Students Who Use Terms, ‘Illegal Alien’, ‘Male’ And ‘Female’



Professors Threaten Bad Grades For Students Who Use Terms, ‘Illegal Alien’, ‘Male’ And ‘Female’


Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” “male,” and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white students.

According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss’ “Women & Popular Culture” class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers “oppressive and hateful language.”

“Students will come to recognize how white privilege functions in everyday social structures and institutions.” Tweet This

The punishment for repeatedly using the banned words, Breikss warns, includes “but [is] not limited to removal from the class without attendance or participation points, failure of the assignment, and— in extreme cases— failure for the semester.”

Breikss is not the only WSU faculty member implementing such policies.

Much like in Selena Breikss’s classroom, students taking Professor Rebecca Fowler’s “ Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies” course will see their grades suffer if they use the term “illegal alien” in their assigned writing.

According to her syllabus, students will lose one point every time they use the words “illegal alien” or “illegals” rather than the preferred terms of “‘undocumented’ migrants/immigrants/persons.” Throughout the course, Fowler says, students will “come to recognize how white privilege functions in everyday social structures and institutions.”


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The left never takes a day off from being assholes. What total idiots.




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August 30, 2015

Actor Jon Voight Hops on Stage and Joins Gospel Choir in Impromptu Restoring Unity Performance




Actor Jon Voight Hops on Stage and Joins Gospel Choir in Impromptu Restoring Unity Performance


Actor Jon Voight joined thousands of participants at the Restoring Unity event this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama, taking the stage to sing and dance along with a gospel choir that was on-hand to offer praise and worship music during Saturday’s speakers series.

“I started dancing back there, because this is my favorite music,” Voight said during an impromptu stage appearance. “‘Worthy of the glory, worthy of the power’ — It’s so wonderful, so I said, ‘I want to get up there,’ and so Glenn Beck, he says, ‘Go ahead.’”

Voight and Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., joining the choir on stage



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This is nice I like that Jon Voight has been such a great advocate for conservatives. He has changed so much from his beliefs a long time ago.


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Veteran Sgt. Bartlett calls on Senators to reject the Iran deal Obama Is ‘Selling Out The Country’




Sgt. Bartlett calls on Senators to reject the Iran deal Obama Is ‘Selling Out The Country’

Recalling the Iranian bomb that cut through his armored vehicle in Iraq in 2005, “my scars are the direct result of Iran,” says Sgt. Robert Bartlett.


His face was ripped from the temple to the jaw and his gunner’s legs were blown off. He had more than 40 procedures done and he died three times, only to live to speak today.


Bartlett says, “People want to kill us just because we are Americans. I’m the proof of that reality. The lie that we are safe, or don’t need protection from Iran, is a lie.”


“Iran chants in their streets every day, ‘Death to America.’ They are burning the American flag outside their doors. They’re teaching it in their schools. That’s what they want. They want us dead. They don’t want us protecting the world anymore.”


Admitting that he has no idea why President Obama and John Kerry made such a deal, Bartlett admits to making mistakes himself, but “this is the mistake of a lifetime. Their kids won’t survive this mistake.”


Wondering whether they just want a legacy, Bartlett asks, “Do you want your name on it if it kills the country?”


“They are selling out America. The blood that I gave, the scars that I have and my buddy’s death means nothing. We protected them from these people — now they will pay those same people? It makes no sense.”


Asked why he agreed to be featured in this new ad, Bartlett answers, “I swore a long time ago I’d do anything I could for this country. When I got blown up by an Iranian bomb, it took me out of my uniform. The damage is too much.”


Referring to this ad and his public appearances, “God has given me a chance to defend my country again, and it just by using my voice. I’m keeping my promise to my buddy who didn’t get to come home because of the Iranian bomb.”



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Thank you Sgt. Bartlett !!!!!




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August 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton Being Investigated For Violating The Espionage Act



Hillary Clinton Being Investigated For Violating The Espionage Act


FOX News

An FBI “A-team” is leading the “extremely serious” investigation into Hillary Clinton’s server and the focus includes a provision of the law pertaining to “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information,” an intelligence source told Fox News.

The section of the Espionage Act is known as 18 US Code 793.

A separate source, who also was not authorized to speak on the record, said the FBI will further determine whether Clinton should have known, based on the quality and detail of the material, that emails passing through her server contained classified information regardless of the markings.

The campaign’s standard defense and that of Clinton is that she “never sent nor received any email that was marked classified” at the time.




Wild Thing's comment..........

Mark Levin said,it doesn't matter if documents were marked, if they were sent or received - opened or unopened - in emails, or even if she didn't recognize any markings. The sole fact that even one of these secure documents was on her personal server altogether is a violation of the Espionage Act.



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Hillary Clinton Response To Fox Reporter: You Are ‘Entitled’ To Only One Question




Clinton Response To Fox Reporter: You Are ‘Entitled’ To Only One Question

When Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton three straightforward questions about her email scandal on Friday, she quickly told him she would only be answering one.

“Well, let me answer one of your questions, because I think that’s what you’re entitled to,” Clinton said.


Here are the three questions Henry asked:

• “Were you aware that your husband wanted to give paid speeches to repressive regimes like North Korea?”

• “Do you have any comment on these new emails that have raised questions about conflict of interest involving your aide Huma Abedin?”

• “You’ve said there’s nothing unique about this situation…can you name one other cabinet secretary who has their own server?”

Clinton chose only to answer the first one, saying that she implemented a policy that required any request that her husband received be sent to the State Department to “be vetted.”

“It didn’t matter where it was coming from, it was going to go to the State Department,” she added. “And there were some unusual requests, but they all went through the process to try to make sure that the State Department conducted its independent review.”

She added, “He did neither of those speeches,” referring to reports that he sought to give speeches in North Korea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Clinton’s exchange with Henry came after her address to the Democratic National Committee.


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LOL the Queen bee.


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August 28, 2015

Retired Generals and Admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal


Retired Generals and Admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal

The Washington Post


A group of nearly 200 retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security.

The letter is the latest in a blizzard of missives petitioning Congress either to support or oppose the agreement with Iran, which would lift sanctions if Iran pared back its nuclear program. Letters have come from ad hoc groupings of rabbis, nuclear scientists, arms-control and nonproliferation experts — and now, retired senior military officers, many of whom have worked in the White House during various administrations dating to the 1980s.

The letter, addressed to Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate and the House, is a response to one sent last week by three dozen retired senior military officers who support the nuclear deal.

“The agreement will enable Iran to become far more dangerous, render the Mideast still more unstable and introduce new threats to American interests as well as our allies,” the letter states.

The signatories include retired generals and flag officers from every branch of service, including a handful who were involved in some public controversies during their careers.

One is retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush and is now executive vice president of the Family Research Council. He had a history of making controversial speeches, including one in which he characterized U.S. military operations against Islamist extremist organizations as a Christian fight against Satan.

It also was signed by retired Vice Adm. John Poindexter and retired Maj. Gen. Richard Secord, who were involved in the Iran-contra affair in the Reagan administration, in which arms were sold to Iran to fund the contras in Nicaragua.

Many of the signatories served in the White House, under Democratic administrations as well as Republican. The only thing they appear to have in common is that they consider the Iran nuclear deal a threat to U.S. interests in the region and its own national security.

Leon A. “Bud” Edney, a retired admiral who served as vice chief of naval operations, initiated the letter after he read the letter by other retired officers in support of the agreement.

“I looked at the letter they published, and thought it was very weak,” Edney said. “I just don’t agree with it.” He then got the alternative viewpoint rolling through e-mails sent to some of his Navy and Marine friends. They in turn passed it on.

The competing opinions espoused by people within each group reflect the intense lobbying campaign underway even as Congress is in recess. Lawmakers must vote by Sept. 17 whether to “disapprove” the deal. The Republican majority is unanimously opposed to the agreement, so the Obama administration is focusing on ensuring that enough Democrats support it to sustain a presidential veto. They are close to succeeding. So far, 29 senators have announced their support, only five votes short of the 34 needed to block a veto override.

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, who was vice commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, said he considers the agreement the most dangerous nuclear accord in U.S. history.

“What I don’t like about this is, the number one leading radical Islamic group in the world is the Iranians,” he said. “They are purveyors of radical Islam throughout the region and throughout the world. And we are going to enable them to get nuclear weapons. Why would we do that?”

McInerney said he thinks that most retired general officers do not support the agreement, but he said some did not sign the letter because they feared negative career repercussions.

“I don’t think the retired general officers necessarily speak with one voice,” he said. “We’ve all gone our own way when we retired.”

The opinions expressed in the letter were popular enough that people rushed to sign on, even in the hours before it was sent to Congress. The number of signatories almost doubled between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, copies of the letter showed.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER AND SCROLL DOWN THE LETTER TO SEE THE LIST OF 190 names. Very impressive !!!!!

LINK in case the other one does not open up.


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190 people that Obama will not listen to.




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Obituaries Keep Requesting Loved Ones Not Vote for Hillary



Obituaries Keep Requesting Loved Ones Not Vote for Hillary


An Arkansas man has requested in his obituary that loved ones do not vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, making him at least the third individual to do so since Clinton launched her campaign in April.

The obituary for Richard Buckman of Beebe, Ark., reads, “In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary,” mirroring text that was included in a recent obituary for a deceased New Jersey woman.

Buckman died on Aug. 22 at the age of 75, three days after news broke that the obituary for 63-year-old Elaine Fydrych of Gloucester Township, N.J., advised funeral goers, “Elaine requests, ‘In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.’”

Indeed, such requests have become something of a trend. The obituary for a 81-year-old North Carolina man who died the day after Clinton launched her presidential campaign also asked loved ones to refrain from voting for the Democratic presidential candidate.


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LOL this is kind of funny, since the Democrats use so many dead people to vote.



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Ex-Clinton Advisor: Clinton Team In ‘Sheer Panic’, It’s A ‘Bad Day In Clintonland’





Ex-Clinton Advisor: Clinton Team In ‘Sheer Panic’, It’s A ‘Bad Day In Clintonland’…


Doug Shoen -- Hillary's email scandal not going away


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She has done to to herself. Karma from all the crimes of both the Clinton's.


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August 27, 2015

Hollywood actor to auction his rifles to fund Israeli army



Hollywood actor to auction his rifles to fund Israeli army ( PHOTO AT LINK)


Joe Mantegna, star of the CBS television show Criminal Minds, plans to auction off two of his Tavor rifles to fundraise for "Friends of the IDF", a New York City-based organization that lends material support to the Israeli military.

According to a press release from IWI-US, Mantegna will conduct an auction for two Tavor rifles produced by IWI. Gains from the auction will go to "Friends of the IDF".

Interestingly, "Israel Weapon Industries-US" (IWI-US) is co-sponsoring the Sunday event, along-with "Bullets & Bagels", a Jewish gun club in Orange County, California.

Event attendees “will get to shoot the TAVOR at the range and receive basic shooting instruction and assistance from an [National Rifle Association certified] instructor.”

Michael Kassner, IWI-US Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said “IWI is proud to support the Jewish community. ‘Bullets & Bagels’ allows all who love guns, great food and Israel to get together, eat, shoot and shoot the breeze. … Don’t be surprised if you see me there myself. I could always go for some bagels and lox with a side of Tavor.”

Hollywood actors have been long supporting Israeli aggression against Palestinians through various means, such as direct fund-raising events or making movies backing Israeli interpretation and catalyzation of the ongoing unrest in the middle-east.


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Good for Joe Mantegna, he really is a good man. He also has been a huge supporter of our Troops and Veterans.



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Club for Growth: Trump wants 'federal control over U.S. businesses'



Club for Growth: Trump wants 'federal control over U.S. businesses'


Leaders of the fiscally conservative Club for Growth PAC have accused Donald Trump of pandering to tax-and-spend liberals after promising to levy a tax on Ford vehicles imported from Mexico.

Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a press release Wednesday that the billionaire's "threat to impose new taxes on U.S. car companies will hurt the American economy and cost more American jobs."

"It should thrill liberals and Democrats everywhere that Trump wants to create new taxes and start a trade war to force American companies to work where he demands," McIntosh said.


Ford Motors announced a multi-billion dollar initiative in April to build a new transmission facility at its current plant in Chihuahua, Mexico and to expand its diesel production plant at the same location. Other companies in the auto industry, including Toyota and Hyundai, have also moved to erect new facilities in Mexico.

On Tuesday, Trump told supporters in Iowa that he would persuade Ford to move its plant back to the U.S. by taxing "every car, every truck, every part that comes across [the] Southern border," at a rate of 35 percent.

"I would say very simply, 'Fellas, sorry, you gotta move back,'" he said. "And I would say that the president of Ford will call me to say 'Mr. President, we've decided to build a plant in the United States."

"That's what will happen," Trump proclaimed.

"Instead of lowering corporate taxes, cutting unnecessary regulations, and fostering a more profitable environment in the U.S., as some Republican candidates have proposed, Trump wants to unilaterally threaten a major U.S. manufacturer with higher taxes," McIntosh said.

The free-enterprise advocacy group — which recently announced that it plans to fundraise for Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Scott Walker — described Trump's plan as a "one-up on the Obama pen-and-phone method."

"If Trump gets his way, the heavy hand of government will get substantially heavier, and car buyers will be left holding the bag," Club for Growth stated.



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Socialism is about government ownership; fascism is about government control. Trump is a fascist.


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This is what Donald Trump’s popularity says about us. And it ain’t pretty.



This is what Donald Trump’s popularity says about us. And it ain’t pretty.

Everyone should read this and ask yourselves, "How can a Christian support this man?"


"Donald Trump's despicable comments about Megyn Kelly are God's mercy toward the U.S. We've been allowed to see the madness of Saul in time to reject him. If anything has ever illustrated our debased view of manhood…Donald Trump is it. He is not gentlemanly or chivalrous or heroic. He is a win-at-all-costs Saul who would mesmerize us for a time and lift our hopes, only to destroy us in the end. His viciously nasty comments toward Rosie O'Donnell were not what a gentleman says about a woman, no matter who she is or what awful things SHE has said. A gentleman would never have stooped to that level. Would George Washington or Abraham Lincoln speak about a woman that way? We've fallen very far that we would tolerate this behavior.....
When we respond to vulgarity with vulgarity, our opponents win the argument. And when we howl our approval at a billionaire calling a woman a “dog,” we cannot claim, in any sane or rational way, to be consistent with any principles."

That, I think, is how a Christian and a real conservative responds to a man who takes the national stage and says horrible things about women. Those who are defending Trump by saying that those on the left (where Trump himself oh-so-recently resided) say things about us that are much worse are missing the point, not to mention ignoring the “turn the other cheek” admonishment.



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It truly shocks me at how so called Republicans ignores, or are not shocked and upset with Trump and the thins he says, his immature and bully personality and so many things about him that show a total lack of good character.


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August 26, 2015

Donald Trump is many things. Conservative is not one of them.


Donald Trump is many things. Conservative is not one of them.

To better appreciate how philosophically erratic Donald Trump has been over the years, consider this: Less than three years ago, Donald Trump was criticizing Governor Mitt Romney’s comments about “self-deportation.” Today, Mr. Trump is advocating forced (and mass) deportation.

The Trump record on this matter is worth reviewing. A few days ago on NBC’s Meet the Press, Mr. Trump endorsed mass deportation of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in America.

“They have to go,” he said.

Then, two nights ago, Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly asked Mr. Trump if he envisions “federal police kicking in the doors in barrios around the country dragging families out and putting them on a bus” as a means to deport everyone he intends to deport. Trump answered, “We have to start a process where we take back our country. Our country is going to hell. We have to start a process, Bill, where we take back our country.” And what a process that will be.

Now let’s go back to just after the 2012 election when Trump criticized Mitt Romney’s “crazy policy of self-deportation, which was maniacal. It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote … He lost the Asian vote. He lost everybody who is inspired to come into this country.”

That same year, Trump said:

For people that have been here for years that have been hard-workers, have good jobs, they’re supporting their family — it’s very, very tough to just say, ”By the way, 22 years, you have to leave. Get out.” … I have to tell you on a human basis, how do you throw somebody out that’s lived in this country for 20 years.

And just two years before that, this is what Trump had to say:

You have American interests hiring [illegal immigrants], absolutely. And many cases, they’re great workers. The biggest problem is you have great people come in from Mexico working crops and cutting lawns that I’m not sure a lot of Americans are going to take those jobs. That’s the dichotomy. That’s the problem. You have a lot of great people coming in doing a lot of work. And I’m not so sure that a lot of other people are doing that work, so it’s a very tough problem.

For those with inquiring minds, immigration is only one issue among many where Trump has shown massive inconsistencies, as Max Boot writes about here. As I’ve repeatedly pointed out – and will continue to point out – Mr. Trump was a registered Democrat for most of the last decade. He gave large sums of money to leading progressive politicians, and he supported liberal policies on a whole range of matters, from health care to taxes to guns to abortion to drugs to much else. To this day, he is an opponent of entitlement reform and supports affirmative action.

(Mr. Trump’s effort to compare himself to Ronald Reagan is risible. Mr. Reagan was elected president in 1980. In 1964, he was a great champion for Barry Goldwater. He served as a successful, conservative governor of California for two terms. And he was one of the key figures in the creation of the modern American conservative movement. Donald Trump, on the other hand, was a registered Democrat when it was being led by John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid. Mr. Trump was a particularly big donor in elections that brought Pelosi and Reid to power. And he has shown no interest and made no contributions over the years to conservative philosophy and ideas.)

What’s fascinating to me is that for many Trump supporters, the kind of flip-flops and philosophical transgressions that would disqualify any other candidate many times over doesn’t apply to Trump. The question is: Why? What is it about Trump that causes some people on the right to suspend their critical judgments, renounce fidelity to conservative ideology and policies, and extend immunity to Trump in ways they would never to anyone else?

The answers vary person to person, of course. (It’s worth saying here that Trump’s support cuts across ideological lines. Warren Henry and Emily Ekins have written articles for The Federalist here and here examining who Trump supporters are.) But some measure of support for Trump on the right is clearly rooted in deep anger and disenchantment, resentment, and frustration.

This is a populist moment – and for them, Trump is Mr. Anti-Establishment. They see him as the confrontational outsider, unscripted and not politically correct, a person who can shake up the system. Donald Trump is The Great Disrupter. In addition, he knows how to “school” the “establishment” types and has their “number.” The enemy of my enemy is my friend. It’s time to burn down the village – in this case, Washington D.C. — to save the village. And if the man lighting the match is vulgar, inconsistent, and unprincipled, no matter. If in this cause those on the right end up defending and supporting what my Ethics and Public Policy Center colleague Yuval Levin calls “the least conservative Republican presidential aspirant in living memory” – Donald Trump — so be it.

People are entitled to their anger, and they are entitled to support Mr. Trump. But here’s what they’re not entitled to: They cannot take conservatism, reinvent its meaning, and attach it to whatever cause or character they happen to identify with. Conservatism is a philosophy; it has a history and a core set of principles. It’s been shaped by towering intellectual figures. The effort by some on the right to disfigure conservatism in order to justify their support for Mr. Trump is unfortunate. It is also incoherent. Conservatism is not synonymous with alienation and resentments, crudity, and unfiltered rage.

People can support Donald Trump, but they cannot support him on conservative grounds.


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IMO this is an excellent article about Trump. Too bad supporters of Trump will not listen.


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Walmart To Stop Selling AR-15s, Claims Decision ‘Is Not Political’



Walmart To Stop Selling AR-15s, Claims Decision ‘Is Not Political’


Just months after winning against a Trinity Church lawsuit designed to force Walmart to quit selling AR-15s and “high capacity” magazines, Walmart corporate says it will quit selling AR-15s of its own accord.

Moreover, corporate stresses that the decision is “not political.”

According to Gun Talk radio host Tom Gresham, Walmart corporate “confirmed” their decision to quit selling AR-15s on August 25.

Gresham tweeted, “CONFIRMED with Walmart corporate offices. Getting rid of AR-15s. They aren’t selling. Replacing with hunting guns. ‘Not political.’”

This latest gun-related decision comes after the retail giant has spent a decade shifting back and forth on guns and gun sales. In 2013, Walmart’s vacillation on guns included meetings between Walmart “representatives” and then-Attorney General Eric Holder.

TIME magazine reports that Walmart announced an end to gun sales in a third of its stores in 2006. Then, when the economy tanked in 2009, they broughtback guns to bring back customers. Now, they say they will quit selling AR-15s–the most popular semi-automatic rifle platform in America–but will continue selling hunting rifles.


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Walmart endorsed Obamacare so now I guess they are on his bandwagon about guns as well.


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At Least 800 Islamic Extremists Ready To Launch Attacks In Europe



At least 800 Islamist extremists are ready to launch attacks in Europe after returning from Iraq and Syria, intelligence services warn

- Jihadis poised for order from ISIS and Al Qaeda to strike on the Continent

- Source: 'They are not well trained, but they are prepared to do anything'

-Around 350 Britons have also returned, with some planning attacks in UK

- High-speed train terrorist is believed to be an 'Islamist returner' from Syria


Around 800 jihadists have returned to Europe to launch attacks after being trained by extremists in Iraq and Syria, intelligence services have warned.

Counter-terrorism officers said the fanatics had been recruited by the Islamic State or Al Qaeda-linked groups and were waiting for the order to strike on the Continent.

Around half of the 700 Britons who have traveled to fight in the Middle East have also returned, with some believed to be planning attacks in the UK.


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The way Obama has been bringing Muslims to our country it might even be the same here in America.




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August 25, 2015

Hero Airman That Stopped Terror Attack On French Train Nominated For Air Force’s Highest Award For Bravery Outside Of Combat



Hero Airman That Stopped Terror Attack On French Train Nominated For Air Force’s Highest Award For Bravery Outside Of Combat


The Air Force will nominate Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for the Airman’s Medal, the highest award for bravery outside of combat, the service’s secretary said Monday.

Stone, together with Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Alek Skarlatos, a civilian friend and a British civilian, halted a gunman on a passenger train from Amsterdam to Paris last week, tackling him to the ground before anyone was injured in the attack.

“Had it not been for this heroic quartet, I’m quite sure that today we would be sitting here discussing a bloodbath,” Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon.



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I heard he also qualifies for the Purple Heart for being wounded in a terrorist attack.


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Disgusting Democrat Donald Trump trolls Megyn Kelly on return to TV Calls Her a Bimbo



Donald Trump trolls Megyn Kelly on return to TV


Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
@megynkelly The bimbo back in town . I hope not for long ."


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This is just one example of the tweets he did Monday night when Megyn came back from her vacation. He tweets like rapid fire one after the other like a shot gun going off, non stop till he is done then waits and starts again. Totally immature, like a bully on steroids. He is beyond disgusting, why on earth anyone would support this jerk is beyond me. People have lost their ever loving minds.


My friend Bettina wrote this and I agree.

"Phase 1...Make sure the entire world thinks the GOP is ugly, vile, racist, sexist, old, rich white men...Phase 2...Make the low info jackasses on our side hate all of our great candidates, and trash them so no one likes them...Phase 3...Run third party...End game...President Clinton."



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CNN: Obama Gives Joe Biden Blessing To Run For President



CNN: Obama Gives Joe Biden Blessing To Run For President


Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden received President Barack Obama’s “blessing” to make a 2016 bid for the White House, according to a senior Democrat.

But that’s if Biden chooses to run — the decision is his. While he doesn’t need the President’s permission, of course, a potential presidential candidacy was among the topics of their lunch Monday at the White House. The President made clear he would not stand in his way or counsel him against a run, the senior Democrat said.

The Vice President was expected to huddle at his residence Monday night with Anita Dunn and Bob Bauer, the husband-and-wife team who have been at Obama’s side for much of the last decade, two people familiar with the meeting told CNN. Steve Ricchetti, the Vice President’s chief of staff, was also expected to attend.

“As a general rule, we are not going to confirm the Vice President’s private meetings or provide a readout of them,” an aide to the Vice President told CNN on Monday.


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Well good, hahaha I am sure this ticks Hillary off.


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