For example, Saudi Arabia and Iran fighting a proxy war in Yemen under the shadow of a potential nuclear arms race is something any of Obama’s recent predecessors would have sought to avoid. This administration, however, maintains that the president’s policy on Yemen has been a good one. Some of this is just spin, but much of this attitude stems for a belief that the current wreckage and destruction in the region constitute “bumps in the road” that leads to stable, free societies. It’s a long shot, to say the least, but it’s not of much political consequence to the president. Democrats and Republicans alike are afraid to withhold funding for his war efforts and unable to force him to act differently. But what about his designated Democratic successor?

Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes ride on many things, but arguably none so much as her ability to defend the Obama doctrine. She has praised the Bergdahl prisoner swap. She will have to keep on praising it, even as the defendant’s trial proceeds – even as we hear more stories about the subsequent actions of the enemy fighters released or of the American lives lost and objectives squandered in the search for the alleged deserter. The same goes double for the nightmare that followed the Libyan regime change she helped author. That is her main legacy as secretary of state. But her obligation to the Obama doctrine also applies to the disastrous courtship of Vladimir Putin and the nuclear deal with Iran. Clinton will nudge Obama on Syria, where she previously argued unsuccessfully for attacking the despot the U.S. is now aiding against a more virulent foe, and on the rupture of U.S.-Israeli relations. But the presumptive Democratic nominee will mostly have to think of new ways to sell her old boss’ policies. That includes trading accused deserters for Taliban commanders.

[“The fact that this administration began these discussions essentially conceding that they’re going to allow enrichment to go forward with the Iranians just shows you that they don’t have the same level of concern that I think I and Senator [Marco Rubio, R-Fla.] and many others out there have, that a nuclear Iran is a problem for the entire world, not just for Israel.” – Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt Wednesday.]

The Judge’s Ruling – Observing that a public unwilling to challenge government’s fixation on spying is silently amending its Constitutional right to privacy, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano writes:“[N]othing will destroy our personal liberties more effectively than the government refusing to honor them and Americans sheepishly accepting that. And without freedom, what are we?”

source—shown above

Hillary’s Stealth Announcement:

It started with a tweet.  The least technical savvy person on the planet is now hip.
It’s really a lot easier that way.  No more speeches, no elaborations of her message, and, most of all, no room for annoying press questions.  Just a set number of characters and a quick message.

She tweeted that she was taking a “road trip.”  She’s actually sneaking into Iowa, riding in an unmarked secret service van for the more than1000 miles from Chappaqua to Des Moines.  Along with Huma Abedin and another aide, they’re taking an undisclosed route, stopping randomly at gas stations for photo ops.  When she gets to Iowa, she’ll attend meetings closed to the public.

What’s she hiding from? Emails, Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation.

Bill traveled on a train loaded with media, making highly publicized stops as he wended his way through every swing state en route to Chicago.  Hillary is traveling in a van with no media, in secret.  Nobody knows her schedule and no media is there to witness her trip.  Bill spoke from the rear of the train a la whistle-stop at each station along the route.  Hillary is not giving a single speech, but is tweeting about her trip stops so nobody asks any questions.  Bill spoke for hours, often having to be practically dragged off the stage to be as on time as possible for the next stop.  Hillary communicates by tweeting.  140 characters is perfect for her message.  Bill wanted as many people as possible to participate in his triumphant passage.  Hillary wants privacy and secrecy. Bill is an extrovert.  Hillary is introverted.  Bill is almost naively open.  Hillary is closed.  Bill loves publicity.  Hillary fears it, distrusts it.  Bill needs to hide his private life.  Hillary must conceal her public one.  Bill welcomes questions and is at his best at town halls fielding them.  Hillary wants controlled situations.  Bill loves microphones.  Hillary avoids them.  Photo ops are her style.

Bill is a born politician.  Hillary is a born bureaucrat.  Bill thinks as he speaks.  Hillary hues to a script, blundering when she make the slightest departure.  Bill enjoys the give and take.  For Hillary there is only the take.

And so begins a campaign like no other — hidden, paranoid, secret, controlled, and scripted.  Just like the candidate.

Hillary’s Wall Street Dilemma, NRA Convention Becomes A Hillary Roast, Chelsea’s Invisible Hand, Hillary Missed 3:00 A.M. Call On Benghazi, As Candidate, Hillary Will Face Tough Questions On Benghazi, Emails, Lincoln Chafee: Hillary Showed Bad Judgment And Lack Of Homework On Iraq Vote
source—dick morris, eileen mcgann, the hillary daily.com,

The Hillary backer who will pose problems for her 2016 bid :

Dan Metcalfe, who previously oversaw the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) at the Department of Justice, has been publicly ripping Clinton for her exclusive use of a private email account during her time as secretary of State.  Metcalfe notes he is a registered Democrat and will vote for the former first lady if she runs for the White House. That makes his criticism even more damaging. He wrote an op-ed for Politico, claiming that Clinton’s explanations about her private email server had been “laughable.”

But he didn’t stop there. On C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” show, he said, “Based upon my first-hand involvement in a number of things during the Clinton administration, I have absolutely no doubt that Secretary Clinton well knows the operation of the Freedom of Information Act and knows what, frankly, what she was doing.”

In an interview with The Hill, Metcalfe disputed Clinton’s assertions that she didn’t do anything wrong with her email communications: “There was indeed much wrong with what happened. Metcalfe said. But he makes it clear that he was not fond of her March 10 press conference. Clinton said she followed the rules, but that’s not true, Metcalfe argues. In what surely got the attention of GOP operatives, Metcalfe has said there are two scandals that occurred in the Bill Clinton administration that never became public. 

Source—bob cusack, mollly hooper, the hill, dan metcalfe, ford oc’connell, alexandra oliveria,


Obama trade agenda becomes problem for Hillary Clinton

Obama trade agenda becomes problem for Hillary Clinton—-47JH. B43

President Obama’s pro-trade agenda is a problem for Hillary Clinton, who is under pressure from liberals to oppose her former boss’s push for fast-track authority as she prepares to run for the White House. 

The Obama agenda is also highlighting the former secretary of State’s complicated record on trade, which could open the Democratic presidential front-runner to criticism from the left.

Clinton has distanced herself from NAFTA since then. In a 2007 Democratic debate, she called the agreement “a mistake.”

While some reports indicate Clinton backed NAFTA internally during her husband’s years in the White House, she told a union audience in 2008 that she raised the “yellow caution flag” against the pact. She and Obama both said they would renegotiate the controversial agreement during their 2008 presidential primary battle.

As a senator, Clinton backed bilateral trade deals with Singapore, Australia, Chile and Oman, but she voted against the Central American Free Trade Agreement with five Central American countries and the Dominican Republic.  As Obama’s secretary of State, she supported a controversial Colombia trade agreement that organized labor vehemently opposed.

She also voted in 2002 against giving President George W. Bush fast-track authority — the same authority Bill Clinton employed during the 1990s and that Obama is now requesting.

Fast-track, or trade-promotion, authority makes it easier for an administration to negotiate trade deals by preventing Congress from amending them. So winning fast-track approval could make it easier for Obama to conclude negotiations on a deal with the European Union  and a separate deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with Latin American and Asian nations.  

Sen. Clinton has only not been a fan of the NAFTA-style trade agreements when it has been politically necessary to adopt fair trade rhetoric,” said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, which opposes giving Obama fast-track. A top labor official who opposes the deal also promised trade “is going to be an issue for Secretary Clinton when she announces.”
source-kevin cirilli, the hill, lori wallach

“New Internet Regulations Finally Released By The Federal Communications Commission

“New Internet Regulations Finally Released By The Federal Communications Commission Make 46 References To A Group Funded By Billionaire George Soros And Co-Founded By A Neo-Marxist.” – 3JH.

Barack Obama’s FCC finally released 400 pages of these so-called Net Neutrality regulations to the public and it’s far worse than we could have ever imagined.

Based on references in the regulations alone, it is clear that Barack Obama’s takeover of the Internet was actually written — in large part — by radical Marxist-leaning organizations; and it has also come to light that radical socialist-leaning organizations funded by Billionaire Socialist George Soros and others have spent approximately 200 MILLION DOLLARS ($200,000,000.00) to make Barack Obama’s tyrannical and dictatorial takeover of the Internet a reality.

And we have only one hope of stopping this master plan to transform the United States into a socialist utopia. As of this writing, Representative Marsha Blackburn and 43 other Republicans have signed onto legislation (H.R. 1212: The Internet Freedom Act) that will totally reverse this dictatorial Obama-FCC dictate… but this legislation is stalled in committee because John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are in no rush to bring it to the floor of the House and the Senate for a vote… and that needs to change right now.

It’s No Conspiracy Theory. The Socialists Are At The Gates And So-Called Net Neutrality Is Part Of A Master Plan To Transform The United States Into A Socialist Country.

Millions of dollars of funding from Socialist Billionaire George Soros? … Neo-Marxists calling the shots? … While it may sound like a conspiracy theory, it is all, unfortunately, true… As a matter of fact, it’s actually much worse than you may think.

       The organization whose net neutrality arguments are cited at least 46 times in the Obama-FCC dictatorial regulations is ironically named Free Press. Free Press is funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation and other left-wing groups like the Ford Foundation; and it was founded by Robert McChesney, an avowed Socialist who is presently a communications professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Read what McChesney says about it for yourself:

According to DiscovertheNetworks.org, McChesney “told the website SocialistProject that ‘unless you make significant changes in the media, it will be vastly more difficult to have a revolution.'”

Back in 2009, McChesney wrote that “any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself… to remove brick by brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles… We need to do whatever we can to limit capitalist propaganda, regulate it, minimize it, and perhaps even eliminate it.”

DiscovertheNetworks.org again: “In a November 2000 Monthly Review article titled ‘Journalism, Democracy, and Class Struggle,’ he [McChesney] wrote: ‘Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism.'”

Phil Kerpen, president of the free-market group American Commitment says that Chesney’s goal is “to empower the federal government to ration and apportion Internet bandwidth as it sees fit, and to thereby control the Internet’s content.”

And McChesney said, back in 2009, when the concept of Net Neutrality was focused on more traditional means of communication: “At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”

Make no mistake, so-called Net Neutrality was always about giving the government total control over the media and there’s only one way to stop it now that Barack Obama’s FCC has essentially decreed it — by dictatorial fiat — to be the law of the land. The Republican-controlled Congress must bring H.R. 1212 to the floor of the House of the Senate and pass it TODAY.

What Would You Say If The Government Had The Authority To Order Your Local AM Radio Station To Stop Broadcasting The Rush Limbaugh Show? Just one example of what is in these 400 pages of Obama-FCC regulations.

Here’s what the FCC says about First Amendment rights in Section 544:

Now, let’s be clear. These 400 pages of Obama-FCC regulations only apply to the Internet (at least for now), but the analogy should serve to illustrate EXACTLY what Barack Obama, George Soros and the FCC are thinking when it comes to your First Amendment rights.

If you’re not a “speaker,” the First Amendments doesn’t apply to you. And who determines whether or not you’re a “speaker” Why… none other than Barack Hussein Obama.

The thinking is straight out of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Barack Obama doesn’t need to control your speech if he can control the “conduits” of your speech.

And that’s exactly what he intends to do. If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet and if you like your First Amendment rights, you can keep your First Amendment rights… You can say whatever you want but lots of luck when it comes to anyone actually hearing what you have to say or you hearing what others have to say to you because Barack Obama will control the “conduits” of speech.

Rush Limbaugh perhaps said it best: “[D]o you want the people who gave you ObamaCare running your Internet service? Do you want them in charge of what you can get and when you can get it and how much it’s gonna cost you?”

source—the daily caller, gop usa, mcchesney,

Leaders increasingly optimistic they’ll strike Medicare deal

  1. Leaders increasingly optimistic they’ll strike Medicare deal—50JH. B13.14

Drawing ever-closer to a bipartisan deal, top congressional leaders are increasingly optimistic Congress will pass a long-term fix to the perennial problem surrounding Medicare payments to doctors. Committee leaders in both the House and Senate introduced legislation Thursday to end automatic cuts to doctors under Medicare, though the proposal does not include provisions offsetting the substantial costs. Those much more controversial details are still being worked out by top leaders.

The broader package, which is expected to include a two-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, could be released in the coming days. The overall package is expected to cost $210 billion with only $70 billion offset — a hole that would pose the highest hurdle to passing the legislation.

The deal will saddle the Treasury with substantial new deficit burdens, while liberal Democrats are vowing to oppose any measure that cuts Medicare benefits to seniors.

Still, congressional leaders are all but predicting the final product will win enough support from both parties to move this year. Without congressional action, doctors will see a 21 percent cut to their Medicare payments on April 1, under an 18-year-old formula known as the Sustainable Growth Rate, or SGR.

The emerging deal would repeal that formula, eliminating a perennial headache for Congress, which has stepped in 17 times to block SGR-derived cuts with temporary pay patches.

It would increase Medicare physician payments by 0.5 percent annually for five years while transitioning to a new system aimed at incentivizing doctors to provide quality over quantity in care.

It requires participants to receive at least 25 percent of their revenue through these so-called Alternative Payment Models by 2019-2020, with the threshold increasing over time.

As for the larger package still being negotiated, about $70 billion of the roughly $210 billion package is expected to be paid for, though proponents argue there are even greater savings over time. The offsets are expected to be split between provider cuts and beneficiary cuts, such as making wealthier seniors pay a higher percentage of premium costs.
Source—peter sullivan, mike likkis, the hill,

SIS Vows to Bomb ‘White House, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower’–AIR STRIKES NOT WORKING

  1. ISIS Vows to Bomb ‘White House, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower’ 21JH. B2

ISIS has declared its intention to “blow up your White House, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower,” its official spokesman said in a new audio message.

An ISIS spokesman said Thursday that the organization had accepted a pledge of allegiance from the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram, Canada’s National Post newspaper reported.

In a 28-minute Arabic-language audio, translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani declared that Boko Haram’s move was “a new door opened by Allah” and said jihadists should go to West Africa.

Adnani said ISIS wanted control of numerous cities across the globe, including Jerusalem, Kabul, Rome, and Paris.

  1. Defense Sec. Carter: ISIS Terror Threat ‘Metastasizing’

Ashton Carter urged Congress Wednesday to pass legislation authorizing military force without limiting where the U.S. military may launch anti-terror strikes.

Carter said that with ISIS expanding its reach across the Middle East and North Africa, Congress needs to pass an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) which does not include geographic limitations on where the United States may launch strikes, The Washington Times reported.

The version proposed by the administration “wisely does not include any geographical restriction, because [ISIS] already shows signs of metastasizing outside of Syria and Iraq,” Carter told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

One potentially confusing aspect of the authorization is a provision barring “enduring offensive ground combat operations” by U.S. forces.

Even U.S. military leaders disagree on how to define this. Carter has said it just means that Washington is barred from launching a protracted military campaign like it did in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gen. John Allen (Ret.), who is leading the U.S. campaign to defeat ISIS, has said it could mean anything from two weeks to two years. Last week, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he saw it as a mission-based limitation rather than one with a time limit.

But Secretary of State John Kerry took issue with Allen’s statement, saying that no one is considering a months-long or years-long engagement of U.S. troops on the ground.

The fight against ISIS could be expanded to include the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram and radical forces in Libya,

Report: New ISIS Recruits Replace Ones Killed by US Bombs:

The U.S.-led bombing campaign is doing little to stop foreign fighters joining the jihadist war in Iraq and Syria, The Daily Beast reports.

U.S. officials said about 4,000 foreign radicals have joined the conflict since the allied airstrikes began — nearly as many combatants as coalition forces claimed to have killed.

It raises concern that the Islamic State (ISIS) may be able to continue replenishing its ranks with jihadist recruits for years or even decades to come.

According to Corker, when the strength of the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels is compared to that of the Islamic State fighters, “we are losing now in numbers.”

The Defense Department says it has killed 6,000 enemy fighters since beginning airstrikes about five months ago.

But the intelligence community estimates that since September, 4,000 foreign fighters joined jihadist ranks. An estimate published last week in The Washington Post put the number higher, at about 5,000.

And those numbers do not include the number of in-country recruits that have joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which could easily be in the thousands.

“but there are quiet concerns that the terror group isn’t significantly smaller than when the coalition airstrikes began,” the Daily Beast reported. “It may have even grown.”

The only way to confirm whether airstrikes are killing substantial numbers of jihadists is to have “boots on the ground or eyeballs on the target,”

“I don’t know how long ISIS can sustain battlefield damage… but so far they haven’t collapsed.”

The “bottom line,” said Rep. Adam Schiff of California, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, is that foreign jihadists continue flowing into Iraq and Syria to join the fighting.

Source-newsmax, joel himelfarb, canada’s national post, ynet news, washington timews, the guardian, the daily beast, washington post, christopher harmer,

Reaping Benifits of UNIONS–

Reaping Benifits of UNIONS—-25JH.

Second shipping line quits Port of Portland caused by International Longshore and Warehouse Unions  THE FINAL NAIL SET With past Decades of belligerent; antagonistic; wasteful, Deliberately-SLOW-creeping-labor actions at the port of Portland. The Shipping-Lines Finally got tired of giving repeated-warnings to the Portland-port to Speed-Up or-Else..
The Shipping Lines are in Business to work fast and make money.
“The Union port-crew-workees, ‘thought’ they had the Shippers and ‘Portland by the short-hairs’.”The Shippers Had Enough. “They-Quit Portland; Lock-stock and barrel. Portland’s T-6 terminal is Officially-SHUT Down..Perhaps-Permanently. This Circumstance has been a Long time in Coming, for-
LAZY-Overpriced-ILWU workees NOW- UNEMPLOYED from their $185,000. jobs… “No-One gives a Sh—.”  


Approximately 2,314,554 people live in the Portlan

 They are effected by Union GREED and the destruction by 657 union members


Hanjin Shipping and Hapag-Lloyd made up almost all of the terminal’s business.

ICTSI Oregon blamed the withdrawal of Hanjin Shipping and Hapag-Lloyd on work slowdowns at the terminal caused by International Longshore and Warehouse Unions


House passes bill to ban EPA ‘secret science’—

  1. House passes bill to ban EPA ‘secret science’—8JH. B12

The House passed a bill Wednesday that aims to increase public scrutiny of the scientific research behind Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

Passed 241-175, the GOP bill would prohibit the EPA from using so-called “secret science” to justify its rules. 

Instead, the EPA would have to make public the details of all the research upon which its rules rely. If a rule’s science isn’t made public, the EPA would not be allowed to write the rule.

The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), House Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman. It answers a common GOP claim that the EPA uses “secret science” that prevents the public and the agency’s opponents from criticizing research.

At a Tuesday hearing on the EPA’s proposal to tighten ozone standards, Smith said the rulemaking provides a typical example of why his bill is necessary.“We should all be concerned about the process the EPA used to reach their conclusions,” Smith said. “During earlier stages of this rulemaking, EPA relied on studies with data that was not publicly available. This raises a lot of suspicions.”

“Is it too much to ask the EPA to follow the same guidelines,Show your work, But Democrats argue that the bill would force the EPA to release confidential personal information about the participants in scientific research.

“What my Republican colleagues are calling secrets [is] actually confidential, personal health information from research study participants,” said Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), the top Democrat on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. “Disclosure of this kind of information would be a major breach of faith with hundreds of thousands of research participants who volunteered to enter these types of public health studies.”

The House rejected, 184-231, an amendment offered by Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-Mass.) that would allow the EPA to rely upon peer-reviewed scientific publications even if they are based on data prohibited from public disclosure.

The legislation passed a day after the House approved another bill that would restrict how the EPA uses scientific research for its regulations.

That bill would reform the makeup and activities of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board, through new quotas on its members, stricter conflict-of-interest standards and a ban on lobbyists.

The House passed both bills last year, but the Senate did not take them up.

The White House has threatened to veto both EPA science bills, saying they would put unworkable new restrictions on the agency’s ability to fulfill its duty to protect the environment and public health through regulations.
Source-the hill, timothy cama, cristina marcos, jim bridenstien