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Friday, August 14, 2015

TMB: Pardon Hillary Now‏ Plus More

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Pardon Hillary Now
By matthew continetti
Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, wrote a six-page memo to “Interested Parties” Wednesday on the state of the 2016 presidential race. His message: Everything is under control. “While we always have, and continue to, anticipate a very competitive race,” Mook wrote, “Hillary stands today in a very enviable position.”

Senator Paid Caregiver with Personal Funds in Arrangement Approved by Ethics Committee
By daniel wiser
Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) paid a caregiver for his services with personal funds, not campaign money, in an arrangement that was approved by the Senate Ethics Committee, contradicting reports that have raised questions about the nature of the agreement, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

House Committee Calls EPA’s Gina McCarthy Testimony ‘False and Misleading’
By ali meyer
Republican members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology wrote to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy and called her testimony at a hearing in July “false and misleading.”

Another House Dem Opposes Iran Deal
By alana goodman
Another Democratic congressman came out against the Iranian nuclear deal on Thursday, saying it “allows Iran to remain a nuclear threshold state” while benefiting from billions of dollars in sanctions relief that will help the regime fund its global terror network.

Member of Hillary Clinton ‘Inner Circle’ May Have Committed Felony, State Department Official Says
By Morgan Chalfant
As Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign insists that the former secretary of state never sent or received classified information via her personal email, a State Department official supposes that a member of Clinton’s “inner circle” likely cleared emails of any classification markings.

The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal, Explained in Plain English
By andrew stiles
To break the Hillary Clinton email scandal down into plain English, here is the absolute best-case scenario: Hillary Clinton put the national security of the United States at risk in order to conceal information from the public, but did not break any laws.

Autopsy of a Revolution
By aaron maclean
Edward Said once famously took the scholar Bernard Lewis to task over the history of the Arabic word for “revolution”—thawra. In an essay called “Islamic Concepts of Revolution,” Lewis had traced the term’s usage back to the classical period of the language, and presented evidence showing that it had acquired its current sense only in the 19th century.

‘Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation’ Review
By sonny bunch
The debut of Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation the weekend before last prompted any number of think pieces on Tom Cruise. Essays and interviews focused on “The Rehabilitation of Tom Cruise,” while (accurate) proclamations that he’s “The Greatest Movie Star of All Time” were made. We looked back at “Cruise’s Oscar Years” as part of Grantland’s “Tom Cruise Week,” which featured a NCAA-style bracket to determine which Cruise character completes us.

 Chuck Todd: Democratic Party has the Oldest Slate of Candidates

By andrew kugle
NBC anchor Chuck Todd said Thursday that the Democratic Party has the oldest slate of candidates for president.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

TMB: Russian Warships Dock In Iran for War Training‏

 Hassan Rouhani, Vladimir Putin / AP
Russian Warships Dock In Iran for War Training
By Adam Kredo

Two Russian warships have docked in northern Iran for a series of naval training exercises with the Islamic Republic, according to Persian-language reports translated by the CIA’s Open Source Center.

White House Blocks Pentagon Report on Russian Treaty Breach
By Bill Gertz
The White House is blocking the release of a Pentagon risk assessment of Russia’s violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, according to a senior House leader.

White House, Allies Accuse Jewish Lawmakers of Dual Loyalty to Israel
By Adam Kredo
Obama administration allies lobbying in favor of a recently signed nuclear deal with Iran are smearing Jewish lawmakers and opponents of the accord with allegations of dual loyalty to Israel, rhetoric many view as anti-Semitic, according to allegations leveled by these individuals and groups.

FLASHFORWARD: President Donald Trump Responds to a Nuclear Iran
By Andrew Stiles
Of all the candidates for president, it is clear that Donald Trump is most likely to take the oath of office in January 2017. It is also quite likely that Iran will obtain a nuclear weapon in the months that follow, kicking off a geopolitical crisis that only the most seasoned dealmaker could successfully diffuse.

NATO Reducing Air Patrols Around Baltic Sea as Russian Provocations Continue
By Jack Caravelli
The NATO alliance will reduce by half the number of planes patrolling around the Baltic Sea beginning in September despite continuing provocations from Russian military aircraft, according to reports.

Chinese TV Host Punished for Insulting Communist Leader Mao Zedong
By Daniel Wiser
A popular TV personality in China will be punished for insulting Communist Party founder Mao Zedong at a private dinner, according to state media reports, the latest example of Chinese authorities’ sweeping ideological campaign against dissent.

Maine Wage Hike Could Eliminate Thousands of Jobs
By Bill McMorris
A Maine proposal that would create a $12 hourly minimum wage could eliminate nearly 4,000 jobs, according to a forthcoming study.

Former Clinton Aide Cheryl Mills Will ‘Delete’ All Work-Related Emails
By Morgan Chalfant
Cheryl Mills, who served as chief of staff for Hillary Clinton at the State Department, plans to destroy all of her work-related emails after handing them over to the government agency.

Power Plant CO2 Emissions Hit 27-Year Low As Obama Pushes New Regulations
By Lachlan Markay
The Obama administration points to U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to justify its new power plant regulations, but government data show the power sector’s CO2 emissions are the lowest they’ve been in nearly three decades.

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Are the Same Person, Analysis Finds
By Andrew Stiles
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump may not share a lot of personality traits. Sanders, for example, is matter-of-fact, a little on the grouchy side, and a fashionably disheveled dresser. Trump is a bombastic showboat who is always the classiest person in the room.

Sal Vitro: The Most Important ‘Sopranos’ Character
By Sonny Bunch
Apologies for the light posting; as I mentioned a couple weeks back, I had some paternity leave coming up.

Friday, July 24, 2015

TMB: Why Donald Trump Isn’t Going Away‏ And More Articles

 "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" Donald Trump         Photo: AP
Revenge of the Radical Middle
By matthew continetti

Two decades ago, in the spring of 1996, Newsweek magazine described a group of voters it called the “radical middle.” Formerly known as the Silent Majority, then the Reagan Democrats, these voters had supported Ross Perot in 1992, and were hoping the Texas billionaire would run again. Voters in the radical middle, Newsweek wrote, “see the traditional political system itself as the country’s chief problem.”

Los Zetas Drug Cartel Linked to US Helicopter Downing
By bill gertz
A shooting incident last month that forced a U.S. border patrol helicopter to make an emergency landing near Laredo, Texas, was the work of Mexican drug traffickers, and analysts say the attack highlights growing narcotics trafficking across porous U.S. borders.

It’s Costing Taxpayers $7 Million for Summit to Talk About Entrepreneurs
Staging and production for a global summit in Kenya where President Barack Obama will speak are costing taxpayers $7 million.

New Yorkers to Schumer: Kill the Iran Deal or Find a New Job
By Alana goodman
Waving signs reading “Schumer—You Are No Shomer” and “Schumer—You Control the Votes to Stop the Iran Deal,” thousands of New Yorkers flooded Times Square on Wednesday evening to call on Congress to reject the Obama administration’s Iranian nuclear agreement.

Medicare Expenditures Have Nearly Tripled Since 2000, Projected to Double By 2024
By ali meyer
Total Medicare expenditures have nearly tripled since 2000 and are projected to more than double by 2024, according to the 2015 Annual Medicare Trustees Report.

Cruz Shuts Down CODEPINK Outside White House
By adam kredo
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) tussled with and shut down a group of left wing activists from CODEPINK on Thursday during a rally outside the White House organized by activists opposed to a recently inked nuclear accord with Iran.

ANALYSIS: Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton on Welfare Reform
By andrew stiles
While Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are both vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, they are very different candidates, a recent Free Beacon analysis found. A subsequent analysis has determined that Bernie and Hillary had significantly different opinions regarding the controversial welfare reform legislation signed into law by Bill Clinton in the mid-1990s.

Twenty Bucks to the First Reader Who Can Pronounce This Dutch Artist’s Name
By aaron maclean
It is the year of the misfits in the National Gallery of Art’s premiere West Building exhibition space. I mean the term “misfit” in a precise sense: 2015 has been thus far devoted to painters who do not quite fit into preexisting categories.

‘Southpaw’ Review
BY Sonny bunch
Of all the adjectives that flitted through my head when I learned that Kurt Sutter (the creator of Sons of Anarchy and a writer on The Shield) was teaming up with Antoine Fuqua (the director of Training Day, Tears of the Sun, and Olympus Has Fallen), “dull” wasn’t one of them. And yet I couldn’t help hearing that word banging about my skull while coming out of the screening of Southpaw, a paint-by-numbers tale of loss and redemption.

Dem Congressman: Iran Will ‘Absolutely’ Have More Money To Fund Terrorism If Nuclear Deal Passes


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Friday, July 3, 2015

TMB: Hillary’s Emails Indict The Self-Regarding Culture Of Washington

By Matthew Continetti
So she doesn’t know how to use a fax machine. Big whoop. If there is a “smoking gun” in the 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department this week, it’s not in her technological ineptitude, or her calling her hairdresser “Santa,” or her continuing to encourage Sid Blumenthal to offer bad advice despite promises to the contrary, or her fetish for ice tea, or her bizarre demand that John Podesta wear socks to bed.

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Iran Violates Past Nuclear Promises on Eve of Deal
By Adam Kredo
VIENNA—Senior Obama administration officials are defending Iranian nuclear violations in the aftermath of a bombshell report published Wednesday by the United Nations indicating that Iran has failed to live up to its nuclear-related obligations, according to sources apprised of the situation.

Tennessee Lawmakers Await Inspector General Inquiry into Failures at State VA Hospitals
By Stephen Gutowski and Chris Safran
Tennessee lawmakers are waiting for the Department of Veterans Affairs to respond to a letter outlining problems with the state’s VA hospitals in order to allow the Office of Inspector General to begin an official investigation.

SSA Can’t Collect Overpayments Without Wasting Money
By Elizabeth Harrington
The Social Security Administration (SSA) spends more money than it collects when trying to recover payments to individuals who received benefits for which they were not eligible.

Hong Kong’s Democrats Face Uncertain Future
By Daniel Wiser
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is likely to incur more resistance to reforms in the coming years after the recent defeat of a China-backed proposal for restricted elections in the city, analysts say.

CMS’ Secretive Settlement
By Joe Schoffstall
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services secretly paid out over a billion dollars in improper hospital claims earlier last month, despite auditors labeling them unnecessary previously.

Slumlords to Host Hillary Clinton Fundraiser
By Brent Scher
At the center of Hillary Clinton’s fundraising trip through Massachusetts is a Thursday evening visit to longtime Clinton donors Elaine and Gerald Schuster.

Review: ‘Gustave Caillebotte, The Painter’s Eye’ at the National Gallery of Art through 4 October
By Aaron MacLean
What is it about France’s Third Republic—the period between two defeats at the hands of the Germans, the first at Sedan in 1870, and the second everywhere in 1940—that so captivates the American middle class imagination?

‘Terminator: Genisys’ Review
By Sonny Bunch
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards Skynet.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WHAT ARE THEY HIDING NOW? State Department Ejects Free Beacon Reporter from Briefing

Reporter threatened at briefing detailing Obama admin concessions to Iran

The State Department’s Wendy Sherman testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee / AP

VIENNA—Officials with the Department of State threatened to call security Monday on a Washington Free Beacon reporter who was attempting to report on a briefing held by senior Obama administration figures in Vienna on the eve of an expected nuclear agreement with Iran.
Two State Department officials booted the Free Beacon from a room where Wendy Sherman, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, was talking to reporters, despite the Free Beacon’s being credentialed by the Austrian government for the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks.
Western observers present in Vienna for the talks linked the State Department’s behavior to jitters over media coverage revealing a still growing list of concessions being made to Iran by the Obama administration.
Melissa Turley, a State Department official, approached a Free Beacon reporter and demanded that he leave the room.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

TMB: The Danger of Negotiating with Iran‏ Plus More

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The Danger of Negotiating with Iran
By Michael rubin
As a candidate for president, Barack Obama made diplomacy with rogue regimes a signature issue. “The notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them…is ridiculous,” he declared in 2007. In both his inaugural address and his first television interview as president, he reached out to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

China Works to Block U.S. Missile Defense Deployment
By bill gertz
SEOUL – China is engaged in an international influence campaign to block South Korea from joining U.S.-led regional missile defenses, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Russian Jets Run ‘Attack Scenarios’ on NATO Ships
By adam kredo
Russian fighter jets have been using NATO ships in the Black Sea as target practice to run “attack scenarios,” a situation that NATO military officials say they are aware of and prepared to defend against if necessary.

U.S. Generals: Israeli Military Restraint Bolstered Hamas
By alana goodman
Israel’s military restraint during the conflict in Gaza last summer “unintentionally empowered Hamas” by allowing the terror group to distort international law and secure a public relations victory by exploiting the media, according a task force of retired U.S. generals.

Meet the Men Behind the Latest Gun Rights Lawsuit in DC
By stephen gutowski
A group of men denied concealed carry permits in Washington, DC, under the city’s new permitting process, which was adopted after Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. ruled in Palmer v. District of Columbia that its outright ban on gun carry was unconstitutional, have filed suit against the district.

‘I Don’t Believe You’
By jay cost
The first half of 1966 was a rough year for Bob Dylan. The previous spring he had released Bringing It All Back Home, a mix of rock ‘n’ roll and folk music that shocked the sensibilities of the folkies who worshipped him. He followed that up with Highway 61 Revisited in the summer of 1965, a straight-up rock record. Then in the winter of 1966, he went on a world tour: one part acoustic and folk, the other part electric and rock (backed by the group that would become known as The Band).

The Secret History of Monopoly
By michael t. hamilton
In her new book The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal behind the World’s Favorite Board Game, the New York Times’ Mary Pilon awards overdue credit to the game’s overlooked inventors, influencers, and entrepreneurs, and sheds light on the unlikely, even utopian principles that guided them.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TMB: Obama Declines to Attend Memorial Dedication for Disabled Veterans

President’s decision not to attend is among first in recent history

President Barack Obama has declined to attend a dedication ceremony in October for a new memorial honoring American veterans who have been disabled fighting for their country in wars, according to sources close to the event.
The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (AVDLM), the first such memorial of its kind, is set to be dedicated during a ceremony on Oct. 5 near the National Mall in downtown Washington, D.C.
However, Obama, who was first invited to attend the event in January, will not be among those in attendance, according to a source who is familiar with the situation. This would be among the first national memorials in recent history not to be formally accepted in person by a sitting U.S. president.
Organizers of the event were caught off guard when informed by the White House of the president’s decision this week and are hoping to receive an explanation from the White House as to why Obama will not be attending the ceremony, according to the source, who is involved with the memorial and was informed of the decision this week.
U.S. presidents have historically been on hand during dedication ceremonies for major memorials in D.C., including the Air Force memorial, the World War II memorial, the Vietnam War memorial, the Korean War memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which Obama attended and spoke at.
The White House declined to comment when asked by the Washington Free Beacon to confirm if Obama would be unavailable to attend the ceremony.
“It’s disappointing that the president is unable to celebrate the dedication of this historic memorial with the heroes that it honors—our nation’s disabled veterans,” said the source.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is currently scheduled to attend the ceremony, as is Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald.
The AVDLM memorial, construction of which recently finished, will honor the millions of disabled U.S. veterans who have fought in wars over the decades, including those with physical and mental injuries.
“The memorial will serve as a constant reminder of the cost of human conflict,” the memorial’s organizers wrote in a recent press release sent to reporters.
The idea for the memorial originated in 1998 and led to the formation of the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, which first approached Congress to initiate the lengthy authorization process before beginning to raise funds for the memorial.
It now stands completed on a 2.4-acre sight near the National Mall, just south of the U.S. Botanic Garden.

What the Hell is Wrong with America Now?  Is she terminally sick?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TMB: Keystone Critic Decried Conflict of Interest as Wife Backed Competitor‏ Plus More

Keystone Critic Decried Conflict of Interest as Wife Backed Competitor
By Lachlan MarkayThe wife of a leading House Democrat owned stock in a top competitor to the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline while he raised red flags about potential conflicts of interest in the government’s review of the project, documents show.

General Dempsey Attacks, Defeats Army of Straw Men in FP Article
By The EditorsGeneral Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and principal military adviser to President Obama, has written an article for Foreign Policy magazine, stating his view of the military’s role in America’s foreign affairs.

DIA Chief: Al Qaeda Ideology Rapidly Expanding
By Bill GertzThe terrorist ideology behind al Qaeda is expanding significantly—contrary to President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign theme that declared the Islamist terror threat in decline, according to the outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

NBC, CBS, Reuters, Lie About Israeli Attacks; Face No Repercussions
By WFB StaffReporters covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for NBC, CBS, Reuters, and other outlets reported false information on Monday claiming Israel was responsible for attacks on Palestinian civilians that were actually committed by Hamas.

New ISIL Mag Touts Ethics of Execution, Targets Sen. McCain
By Adam KredoThe Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) promotes the stoning of women, targets “the enemy” Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), and vows to bring its violent campaign to Israel in the latest issue of its propaganda magazine, Dabiq.

Religious Communities Displaced at High Levels in 2013
By Daniel Wiser
More religious communities worldwide were displaced last year than at any time in recent memory, the State Department said on Monday.

Hillary Flip Flops, Toes Party Line on Border Crisis
By Andrew StilesHillary Clinton is finally toeing the Democratic Party line with respect to the immigration crisis. In an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos on Thursday, Clinton sided with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.).

‘The Strain’ Versus the Government
By Sonny BunchI’ve been enjoying FX’s The Strain quite a bit. It’s by no means brilliant television, but it’s pretty gripping and moves along nicely and treats vampires as, well, vampires (instead of sparkly sex puppets or oh-so-boring, walking, talking, screwing AIDS metaphors*).

Israeli Woman Recounts Harrowing Experiences Living on the Gaza Border  
By WFB StaffDana is a 27 year old Israeli woman living in fear on the Gaza border. The brave young woman took to YouTube to share her story about the horrors she faces daily and to challenge the media’s pro-Hamas bias.

Friday, May 30, 2014

TMB: Obama’s ‘Offshore Balancing’ Is a Recipe for Conflict‏ And More

 Obama’s ‘Offshore Balancing’ is a Recipe for Conflict
By Matthew Continetti
The phrase “offshore balancing” did not appear in President Obama’s commencement address at West Point. It did not have to.

Temple University Will Not Condemn Professor in Anti-Semitic Row
By Adam Kredo
A Temple University professor who questioned the deaths of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust and engaged in what human rights observers described as anti-Semitic discourse is entitled to promote his controversial ideas, according to a university spokesman who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Report: EPA Could Be Relying on Fraudulent Data
By Lachlan Markay
As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares major new regulations on carbon emissions, the agency’s top watchdog is warning that fraudulent environmental data may be influencing its work.

Federal Dietary Guidelines Committee Criticized as Politically Motivated
By Elizabeth Harrington
Experts criticized the federal government committee currently crafting the nation’s dietary guidelines as politically motivated and said it was putting environmentalism over food science.

Bruce Braley Continues to Tout Career as Lawyer
By Daniel Wiser
Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley is out with a new ad this week touting his career as a lawyer as he continues to face criticism for his ties to the national trial lawyers’ lobby.

The New York Times Is Really Struggling Without Jill Abramson
By Andrew Stiles
Dean Baquet, the newly anointed executive editor of the New York Times, is off to a shaky start. Since the controversial ousting of Baquet’s “pushy” predecessor Jill Abramson, the paper of record has committed some embarrassing errors.

Don’t Mournshame Me, Bro
By Sonny Bunch
Twitter was especially fun* yesterday following the death of Maya Angelou. For instance, I learned that if you didn’t really, really love Angelou’s work, you are probably a racist.

‘Maleficent’ Review
By Sonny Bunch
It’s nice to have Angelina Jolie back on the big screen.

All Apologies

By David Rutz

MSNBC is often so very sorry.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

TMB:Obama Administration Indictment of Army Hackers Seeks to Deter Cyber Attacks Plus More

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Obama Administration Indictment of Army Hackers Seeks to Deter Cyber Attacks
By Bill Gertz

The Obama administration’s indictment of five Chinese military hackers for cyber attacks against U.S. companies and a labor union has revealed new details of China’s large-scale cyber warfare and cyber espionage operations.
Sen. Udall Urges for Billions More in Wind Subsidies
By Elizabeth Harrington
Sen. Mark Udall is pleading for an extension for billions in subsidies to prop up the wind industry, a fight to protect tax credits utilized by Warren Buffett and one of the Colorado Democrat’s top donors.
Beating of American Pastor in Iran Linked to Nuke Talks
By Alana Goodman
The recent beating and re-incarceration of a hospitalized American pastor in Iran was motivated by the Iranian nuclear talks, Iranian authorities reportedly told the pastor’s family members.
Wolf ‘Deeply Concerned’ with ‘Nixonian’ Obama DOJ
By CJ Ciaramella
Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) said Tuesday he is “deeply concerned” that DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart is being pressured to fall in line with the Obama administration’s political positions, despite conflicts with federal law.
Dems Kill Key Pro-Israel bill to Appease White House on Iran
By Adam Kredo
The fallout from a rushed, late night decision by a leading Democrat to scuttle key pro-Israel legislation in a bid to appease the Obama administration threatens to complicate efforts by Democrats to hold on to the Senate, according to sources on Capitol Hill and in the pro-Israel community.

EXCLUSIVE BREAKING ANALYSIS: Obama Still Can’t Throw a Baseball Correctly
By Andrew Stiles
After more than five years in office, President Obama still can’t throw a baseball like a normal adult male, a Free Beacon analysis has found.

Bill Moyers, Radical Anti-Speech Activist
By Sonny Bunch
On his PBS program, Bill Moyers voiced some cautious approval for the idea of arresting people who disagree with him about climate change. The only problem, he argued, is that we’d have to arrest so many people that the prison-industrial complex wouldn’t be able to keep up. Here’s Newsbusters:
 Frank Wolf: Chinese Cyber Espionage ‘Like A Mafia Operation’
Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) says the Department of Justice needs to start moving “up the food chain” and issue indictments to the head of the Peoples’ Liberation Army and members of the Chinese government to better combat the ongoing problem of cyber espionage.
“This is like a mafia operation coming out of China,” Wolf said in an interview with me on WMAL in Washington, D.C.
I asked the congressman if the problem is so widespread and so damaging to America’s interests, is it really enough to just issue indictments against individuals suspected of spying, or maybe should we rethink our relationship with China altogether?
Wolf said, “America made a mistake when we gave most favored nation’s status to China. You’ve got a lot of lawyers in this city who are working for the Chinese. No law firm in this city would work for the Russians during Ronald Reagan’s time.”
Wolf went on to say, “Fundamentally, the Chinese government is a corrupt government. Many of the high leaders have their kids over here going to school in Washington, Boston, Philadelphia; driving BMWs, Mercedes; and everything. It is fundamentally a mafia operation, this government is not as strong as they appear to be.”
“We don’t need more laws,” he said. “We need some guts and backbone.”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TMB: Russia Today President Facing Prison for Tax Fraud‏ Plus More

Russia Today President Facing Prison for Tax Fraud
By Alana Goodman
The president and owner of RTTV America is facing up to three years in prison for federal tax fraud after he admitted to cooking the books for the Washington-based Russian news channel by filing over $1 million in phony corporate tax deductions.

Feds Curtail Major Counterterror Exercise in Washington
By Bill Gertz
The White House sharply curbed a major counterterrorism drill scheduled for Tuesday in Washington that was designed to test the federal government response to threats of car bombs attacks and a chemical weapons strike on the Metro subway system.

Venezuela Ousts Leader of Opposition Protest Movement
By Daniel Wiser
Venezuela’s Supreme Court on Monday approved the ouster of a prominent opposition lawmaker from the country’s National Assembly, a move that critics say undermines the rule of law and will only fuel more violence.

Insiders: Merkley’s Iran Thesis a ‘Political Liability’
By Adam Kredo
The emergence of Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D., Ore.) college thesis advocating for Iran has sparked concerns among political insiders who say that his minority views could complicate the lawmaker’s chances for reelection in 2014.

Senators Predicted Obamacare’s Negative Side Effects 
By Elizabeth Harrington
Sens. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) and John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) released a new report Tuesday evening highlighting Obamacare’s failures, including forcing millions of Americans off their health insurance plans and adding $1 trillion in new taxes.

Watchdog Sues CPSC For FOIA’d Buckyballs Docs
By Lachlan Markay
A government watchdog group filed a lawsuit against the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Tuesday to force the commission to release documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Progressivism (Not an April Fool’s Joke)
By Andrew Stiles
Do you know what your defense secretary is up to these days? Besides calling for a significant reduction in U.S. military strength, republishing his 2008 memoir, and having his calls ignored by the Ukrainian government?

As a Favor to Spike Lee, Here’s an Edited Version of His Letter to A.O. Scott
By Sonny Bunch
She Hate Me director Spike Lee is very upset with New York Times film critic A.O. Scott. Scott, you see, mentioned Lee in an essay on gentrification after Lee himself went on a lengthy rant about the evils of the practice.

Obama’s April Fools: You Can Keep Your Doctor

  By Washington Free Beacon Staff
The American Action Network took aim today at President Obama’s record of dishonest healthcare promises in a web-based ad “Keep Your Doctor.”