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July 2013


Hillary to Receive “Patriot” Award in Ronald Reagan Building for “Defending Our Nation”


Clinton will receive the American Patriot Award from the National Defense University Foundation at a gala dinner on Nov. 14. The award is given to “leaders who have strengthened America’s strategic interests and advanced global security,” according to a press release.

“As First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton tirelessly worked to support and defend our nation and our allies around the world,” said Al Zimmerman, chairman of the NDU Foundation Board of Directors, in the release.

So what exactly did What Difference Does It Make do to support and defend our nation and allies?

She worked for an administration that tanked two wars, started a third that got four Americans killed and forced the French to invade Mali. That administration also helped overthrow pro-American governments and replace them with Islamist regimes.

It cut health care for the military, fired countless military personnel and tied the hands of soldiers in the field leading to unprecedented casualties in Afghanistan. Hillary’s contribution to that conflict involved apologizing to Pakistan.

Hillary Clinton has nothing in common with past honorees who were usually in the military or closely involved in military affairs.

Murder and Double Standards Posted By Matthew Vadum

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/matthew-vadum/murder-and-double-standards/print/ Few Americans outside of Knoxville, Tenn., know about the case of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, two young people who were kidnapped, savagely assaulted, raped, and murdered by people of a different race. If Christian and Newsom had been black, and they had been raped, tortured, and murdered by a group of white people, […]


http://frontpagemag.com/2013/davidhornik/peace-is-not-at-hand/ American-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace talks—or perhaps, talks supposedly leading up to peace talks—are on for today in Washington. A last-minute hitch was cleared up. Last week Israel’s international relations minister Yuval Steinitz had announced that Israel had agreed to a Palestinian demand and would, in the course of the talks, be freeing 84 Palestinian security […]



Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who left his office in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, said on Monday that even he wouldn’t vote for sexting scandal-plagued Anthony Weiner, who’s trying to mount a political comeback to the mayor’s office.

Mr. Spitzer further added that others shouldn’t vote for Mr. Weiner, either.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews raised the issue, asking Mr. Spitzer on his Monday broadcast: “You’re not going to vote for Anthony Weiner, can you just say that now? You don’t think he should be mayor of New York?”

Mr. Spitzer’s response: “Fair point. That is correct.”

Mr. Matthews then said, CNN reported: “He should not be mayor of New York then?”

And Mr. Spitzer again replied, “That is correct.”

CNN reported that Mr. Spitzer — who’s running for New York City comptroller — also made clear that public employees caught sexting on public equipment, or during work hours, should be fired. And for that, his Democratic opponent labeled him a hypocrite.

Homeland Security Loses Track of 1 Million Foreigners; Report Could Hurt Immigration Deal: Steven Dinan

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/30/homeland-security-loses-track-of-1-million-foreign/ The Homeland Security Department has lost track of more than 1 million people who it knows arrived in the U.S. but who it cannot prove left the country, according to an audit Tuesday that also found the department probably won’t meet its own goals for deploying an entry-exit system. The findings were revealed as […]



Hillary Clinton has lived her life in a soap opera, and now NBC will make one about her. The writers of NBC’s projected four-part miniseries have lots to work with. Bubba and his loose zipper could have been the inspiration for Anthony Weiner, though Mr. Weiner was never accused of rape and has violated only the law of common sense.

The lead role goes to Diane Lane, a contributor to far-left causes, such as MoveOn.org, and an Oscar nominee for her role in “Unfaithful.” Experience is the best teacher, and Hillary learned a lot living with a faithless zipper in the White House. “The script will begin with [Mrs.] Clinton living in the White House,” says an NBC spokesman, “as her husband is serving the second of his two terms as president.” To avoid an X-rating, the writers will have to make up a lot of stuff.

The Clintons are said to be livid about the comparisons to Anthony Weiner, but Huma Abedin, the Weiner missus, dined in Washington Monday night with Phillippe Reines, Hillary’s press spokesman, at the fashionable Chinese restaurant Meiwah, and if they met to talk about the script, they had similar tales to talk about. Earlier in the day, Hillary lunched at the White House with President Obama, a lunch described as “mostly social,” with no spicy Szechuan or Hunan dishes. The corporate suits at Comcast, which owns NBC and MSNBC, say their miniseries is only about attracting viewers and making money, not politics. Tying the series to the 2016 elections is only about “event programming.” Indeed.



The former soldier is raising funds, winning praise, and worrying Democrats.ELIANA JOHNSON

Tom Cotton may be the only one who has not acknowledged that he will make a bid for the Senate in next year’s midterm elections. He’ll attempt to pick off Arkansas senator Mark Pryor, who is considered one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the country. Widely viewed as Pryor’s strongest potential challenger, Cotton, a freshman congressman, could be an essential player in Mitch McConnell’s quest to reclaim a Senate majority. And, though he’s not talking about it — yet — Cotton is playing the role of Senate candidate, and Democrats are already trying to bring him down.

Cotton, a farm boy from Yell County, Arkansas, who carried his district by nearly 20 points last year, has not officially announced his candidacy, but he is fundraising aggressively. The conservative hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer and former Romney foreign policy adviser Dan Senor last month hosted a fundraiser for him in New York City that hauled in over $100,000 from high-dollar Republican donors including Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam. There, according to one attendee, Senor joked about Cotton’s looming senatorial bid, “just to acknowledge the elephant in the room.” “The subtext was, ‘Okay, we all know why we’re here, but let’s not put Tom in a tough spot — and no one did,” says the source. Cotton was happy to ignore the subject, too. The ever-restrained congressman “did not say a word about running.”

Sources say that the Harvard Law school graduate, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, is also building his war chest at home in Arkansas. GOP fundraiser Noelle Nikpour tells me that, in surveying the 2014 landscape, Republican strategists view Pryor’s seat as a “relatively cheap” one to pick up. Nikpour estimates that it will cost between 7 and 8 million dollars to mount a challenge to Pryor. The bang-for-your-buck aspect of the potential matchup is “one reason the race is attracting national attention,” she explains. Nonetheless, David Ray, communications director for the Arkansas Republican party, cautions that money will not determine the outcome of the race: “Pryor is going to be well-funded, there’s no doubt about that. A race like this is going to be more about message than it is about resources.”


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/354686/irs-employees-just-say-no-obamacare-deroy-murdock Obamacare sickens even union workers and Big Labor bosses. Obamacare has few friends, if any, and hardly anyone likes having it around. Obamacare is like an ugly, socially awkward kid who transfers into grade school at mid-year and then spends the rest of the semester eating alone in the cafeteria while being giggled about […]

E-mails Suggest Collusion Between FEC, IRS to Target Conservative Groups By Eliana Johnson

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/354801/print Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National […]

Napolitano’s Failing Homeland Report Card by LT. COLONEL JAMES G. ZUMWALT, USMC (RET)

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/napolitanos-failing-homeland-report-card Four years after heading the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano announced she will depart in September. Wishing her well, U.S. President Barack Obama claimed the “American people are safer and more secure thanks to Janet’s leadership in protecting our homeland against terrorist attacks.” Apparently, neither Obama nor Napolitano have read the November 2012 […]