Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 182)
 

House Select Committee Releases Damning Benghazi Report

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 5:30pm 6/28/2016 at 5:30pm

The Select Committee on Benghazi has released their final report on the 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Instead of rescuing personnel, the Obama administration “huddled to craft their public response while military assets waited hours to deploy to Libya.” Evidence also showed that...

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*UPDATE* 36 DEAD at Istanbul Airport

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 4:12pm 6/28/2016 at 4:12pm

Turkish officials have confirmed a terrorist attack has killed 36 people and injured 147 others at Istanbul’s main airport in the international terminal.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim blamed Islamic State for the attack.

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U.S. Claims Russia Has Harassed Diplomats Across Europe

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/28/2016 at 3:00pm

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin about alleged harassment from Russian officers towards U.S. diplomats across Europe.

From The Washington Post:

In Moscow, where the harassment is most pervasive, diplomats reported slashed tires...

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Clinton Showed Concern Over Treatment of Records at State Dept.

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:00pm 6/28/2016 at 12:00pm

Judicial watch received more emails from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including one that showed concern about how the State Department treated her records.

She wrote on March 22, 2009, to Huma Abedin and Lauren Jiloty, her former

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Labour Leader Corbyn Faces Revolt After Brexit Vote

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3191679/Jeremy-Corbyn-caught-video-calling-Muslim-hate-preacher-honoured-citizen-inviting-tea-terrace-House-Commons.html
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Posted by    Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/27/2016 at 3:00pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3191679/Jeremy-Corbyn-caught-video-calling-Muslim-hate-preacher-honoured-citizen-inviting-tea-terrace-House-Commons.html

People inside the Labour Party have accused party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his office of hampering the party’s campaign to keep Britain in the European Union. From The London Times:

Alan Johnson, the former home secretary, said that it often felt as if figures in the leader’s office were “working against the...

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Turkey, Israel Finalize Deal to Renew Relationship

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Posted by    Monday, June 27, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/27/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have formally announced that their countries reached a deal to renew their relationship.

Netanyahu assured Israel that “the maritime blockade on the...

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SCOTUS Overturns McDonnell Bribery Conviction

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Posted by    Monday, June 27, 2016 at 11:32am 6/27/2016 at 11:32am

The Supreme Court unanimously overturned Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s bribery conviction.

They do not think the prosecutors proved “he took significant official actions in exchange for the $175,000 in gifts and loans he received from a wealthy businessman.”

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Turkey, Israel Will Normalize Ties

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Posted by    Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/26/2016 at 5:00pm

No, it’s not April 1. Israel and the Turkish government, led by anti-Semitic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have agreed to normalize relations after “six years of animosity” due to the 2010 Mavi Marmara ship.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım will formally announce the deal on Monday at 1PM local time (6AM ET).

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Marine Misidentified in Iwo Jima Photo

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Posted by    Friday, June 24, 2016 at 8:30pm 6/24/2016 at 8:30pm

The Marine Corps discovered officials misidentified Harold Shultz, a private first class from Detroit, MI, in the famous Iwo Jima picture.

The investigation also found that John Bradley, a Navy hospital corpsman, did not raise the flag. Bradley’s son “wrote a best-selling book about his father’s role in the flag-raising that was...

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REACTION to #BREXIT

https://twitter.com/vartian/status/746157791690240000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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Posted by    Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:30pm 6/24/2016 at 3:30pm
https://twitter.com/vartian/status/746157791690240000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

So last night the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Of course, everyone has an opinion. When I say everyone I mean everyone.

This is by far the best reaction. Of course, I’m biased since I’m American.

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LIVE RESULTS: BBC, ITV, Sky News Forecast UK Will Leave EU

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Posted by    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 6:02pm 6/23/2016 at 6:02pm

The United Kingdom has voted to stay or leave the European Union. They closed the polls and people have started counting the votes.

The results remained close, but the Leave campaign is inching closer and closer to reality.

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State Dept. Disabled Security Features to Receive Clinton Emails

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Posted by    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 5:30pm 6/23/2016 at 5:30pm

Emails received by Judicial Watch on Wednesday show that problems with Hillary Clinton’s email server caused the State Department to disable security features.

Kenneth LaVolpe, a senior technical official, told his IT employees in a December 2010 email...

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Golfer Rory McIlroy Latest Athlete to Pull Out of Rio Olympics

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/22/2016 at 5:00pm

World #4 golfer Rory McIlroy has announced he will not play at the Rio Olympics due to the Zika outbreak.

He released this statement:

“After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

“After speaking with those closest to me,...

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Trump Promotes Paul Manafort to Campaign Manager

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 12:30pm 6/22/2016 at 12:30pm

Members inside GOP presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign said that Paul Manafort has taken over as campaign manager:

Three people close to the campaign said some of Trump’s staff viewed Lewandowski as opposing strategic changes and staff hires urged for the general election campaign by Paul Manafort, a strategist hired in...

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Sweden Clamps Down of Refugee Policy

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/21/2016 at 7:00pm

The Social Democrat minority government proposed legislation in Sweden to limit the number of refugees since the asylum seekers have stretched the country thin.

They allowed in 160,000 people last year. From The New York Times:

The government said that under the new rules, individuals who want to bring over family members but...

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Residents Near Trump’s Scotland Golf Course Raise Mexican Flag

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:30pm 6/21/2016 at 5:30pm

Mexican flags will greet GOP presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump when he visits…..Scotland.

Yes, the residents around Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course have raised the flag to “show solidarity” with the country since Trump wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Donald ticked off these people when he built his...

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UPDATED: FBI Omitted ISIS From Orlando 911 Transcript, Caves, Releases Unredacted Version

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 12:30pm 6/20/2016 at 12:30pm

The FBI kept in Omar Mateen’s pledge to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in the 911 transcript, but omitted the terrorist group’s name.

Mateen called 911 before he murdered 49 people at Pulse, a popular gay club in Orlando, FL. From the FBI news release:

Orlando Police Dispatcher (OD)
Shooter (OM)

OD: Emergency 911, this is...

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