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Weiner’s A Problem But Huma Abedin Is A Bigger Problem

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Huma Abedin SC Weiner’s a Problem but Huma Abedin is a Bigger Problem

On Thursday, Huma Abedin had been flogged across the airwaves by the MSM as being “intelligent,” “delicate,” “brave” and was lauded for “standing by her man.” The degenerate Anthony Weiner had “made a mistake.” Several, actually. Why the deafening cacophony of praise? Because Abedin and the State Department are under Senate investigation and MSM is trying to deflect damaging public scrutiny of Abedin/Hillary/State Department wrongdoing.

If the investigation sinks Abedin, it might also derail a potential presidential run by Hillary Clinton in 2016. Abedin and Hillary are indiscrete in more ways than one.

According to FOX News “Abedin is facing her own troubles — less salacious than her husband’s, but potentially more severe.”

Abedin was Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department. The title changed, according to Politico, when Abedin took maternity leave during the summer of 2012. Clinton awarded her bosom buddy of 15 years the title of “special government employee.”

Abedin’s part-time labors on behalf of the State Department netted her an annual salary of $135,000 — $155,000 with benefits. The status change was kept secret. It was unearthed by The Politico in May, 2013. Being a “special government employee” gave Abedin plenty of time with her new family but it also permitted Abedin to pursue other, more lucrative jobs while on the government payroll.

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Kerry Convinces Israel and Palestine to Resume Peace Talks

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will resume long-stalled direct peace talks tomorrow, according to the State Department. It says both sides have accepted invitations from John Kerry to come to Washington “to formally resume direct final status negotiations.” A department spokesperson says Kerry called Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas today and… …read more

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Afghanistan Justice Program Found To Have ‘Serious Deficiencies’ By Inspector General

By The Huffington Post News Editors

WASHINGTON — An award made to an organization to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan does not appear to contain basic provisions that would allow the State Department to ensure proper oversight of a project expected to cost U.S. taxpayers $50 million, federal inspectors said Thursday.

In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said there were “serious deficiencies” in the government’s award to the International Development Law Organization, which is based in Rome, for the Afghanistan Justice Training Transition Program.

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State Department agency deemed 'critical' to information security is a mess, report shows

An obscure little State Department agency whose work is called “critical to the Department’s information security posture” has been in a shambles for years, and is still in chaos, according to an audit report by the department’s inspector general released yesterday.

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US: Wanted ex-CIA officer headed for US

A former CIA base chief convicted in the 2003 abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect is being sent to the United States instead of Italy, which wanted him to serve prison time for his role in the notorious anti-terrorism program known as extraordinary rendition, the U.S. State Department said Friday.

Robert Seldon Lady was detained in Panama this week after Italy and Interpol requested his arrest. After barely two days in detention, he was put on a plane to the U.S. by Panama, a close U.S. ally that offered no explanation for its decision.

“It’s my understanding that he is in fact either en route or back in the United States,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters in Washington. She declined to disclose other details about his case.

Italy’s deputy foreign minister, Lap Pistelli, said in a statement that Italy “acknowledges” Panama’s decision, adding nothing more about the case. Italy and Panama have no extradition treaty, Italian diplomats said, but Panama would have been free to send Lady to Italy if it wanted.

Lady had crossed the border into Costa Rica this week and was sent back to Panama where he was detained, according to an Italian official familiar with Italy’s investigation of the rendition of Cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the case.

A Panamanian National Police official said Lady, 59, had been detained Wednesday on the Costa Rica-Panama border. The official also spoke on condition of anonymity due to lack of authorization to discuss the matter.

Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, was hustled into a car in February 2003 on a street in Milan, where he preached, and transferred to U.S. military bases in Italy and Germany before being flown to Egypt. He alleged he was tortured in Egypt before being released.

Italy conducted an aggressive investigation and charged 26 CIA and other U.S. government employees despite objections from Washington. All left Italy before charges were filed in the first trial in the world involving the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program, under which terror suspects were abducted and transferred to third countries where many were tortured.

All of the U.S. suspects were eventually convicted but only Lady received a sentence — nine years in prison — that merited an extradition request under Italian legal guidelines.

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Top EU diplomat heads to Egypt for talks with new regime

The European Union’s top diplomat was heading for Cairo Wednesday, a day after an interim government was sworn in to replace Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, toppled by the military two weeks ago.

Announcing the surprise visit, the office of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said her visit was to press the case for a swift return to democratic rule.

“I am going to Egypt to reinforce our message that there must be a fully inclusive political process, taking in all groups which support democracy,” Ashton said.

Both the Muslim Brotherhood, the influential movement from which Morsi hails, and the ultra-conservative Al-Nur party refused to take part in the new administration.

Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad immediately rejected the 35-member cabinet that was sworn in on Tuesday.

“We don’t recognise its legitimacy or its authority,” he told AFP.

The government is headed by liberal economist Hazem al-Beblawi.

Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general behind the popularly backed coup that overthrew Morsi, becomes first deputy prime minister and minister of defence.

Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony took place just hours after deadly clashes between the security forces and Morsi’s supporters in Cairo and nearby Giza.

Officials said seven people were killed and 261 wounded in the clashes. Hundreds of protesters were also arrested.

On Monday, US envoy Bill Burns — the most senior American official to visit since the July 3 coup — had appealed for an end to the violence rocking the Arab world’s most populous nation.

Within hours however, thousands of Morsi supporters were on the streets of the capital protesting at the president’s overthrow and his detention by the military.

Hundreds of them battled the security forces and two people died in clashes around the central Ramses area near Tahrir Square, while another five were killed in Giza, emergency services told AFP.

A security source cited by state media said 401 protesters were arrested in the Ramses area alone, and at least 17 security personnel were injured.

This was the first major violence in the capital since dozens of Morsi supporters were shot dead outside an elite army barracks early last week.

The United States condemned the violence. State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said it made the transition “much more difficult,” but he insisted Washington was not taking sides.

Washington has refrained from saying Morsi was the victim of a coup, which would legally require a freeze on some $1.5 billion in US military and economic assistance to Cairo.

These latest deaths bring to more than 100 the number of people killed in the unrest since the coup, according to an AFP tally.

The caretaker government unveiled on Tuesday included three women ministers and three Coptic Christians.

Analyst Samer Shehata said Egypt’s budget deficit, reforming the interior ministry, establishing the rule of law and restoring security in the Sinai peninsula were among the pressing issues for the new government.

“How to deal with the protesters on the street at the moment is another very serious issue,” he added.

Standard & Poor’s ratings agency said Tuesday it would keep its credit rating for Egypt unchanged after Gulf states pledged billions to …read more

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Kerry to meet with Abbas in Jordan for peace push | JPost | Israel News

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US secretary of state to brief Jordanian and Arab League officials in Amman on the peace efforts; State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says Kerry wouldn’t return to region if he didn’t see possibility of progress. Read More: Kerry to meet with Abbas in Jordan for peace push | JPost | Israel News.

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American diplomat: US not backing a side in Egypt

A senior U.S. diplomat has dismissed accusations Washington backs any one side in Egypt, saying the administration supports a balanced and inclusive democratic process.

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns is making highest level visit to Egypt by an American official since Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown by the military on July 3 following days of mass protests.

Burns held talks Monday with Egypt’s interim leaders and the head of the military.

Washington has been sharply criticized by both Morsi’s supporters and opponents for what each side perceives as support for their rival’s position.

Burns told reporters Washington backs those siding with the aspirations of Egyptians who went out during the 2011 uprising against longtime autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak.

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A senior U.S. diplomat held talks Monday with Egypt’s interim leaders as well as the head of the military in the highest level visit by an American official since the Egyptian army ousted the country’s first democratically elected leader.

The two-day visit by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns to Cairo comes nearly two weeks after Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown by the military following days of mass protests. Washington has been sharply criticized by both Morsi’s supporters and opponents for what each side perceives as support for their rival’s position.

Burns met with the military-backed administration led by interim President Adly Manour and Prime Minister-designate Hazem el-Beblawi, as well as army chief and Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

There was no immediate word on the discussions with the interim civilian leaders. But the military said in a statement posted on the army spokesman’s Facebook page that Burns and el-Sissi discussed “the recent political developments in Egypt … and ways to reinforce cooperation” between the two countries.

Burns, the No. 2 American diplomat, is also expected to meet with civil society groups and business leaders during his trip.

Ahead of the visit, the State Department said Burns would stress in his talks in Cairo U.S. support for the Egyptian people and an inclusive democratic process in which all …read more

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Senior US diplomat meets with Egyptian interim leaders in Cairo

A senior U.S. diplomat held talks Monday with Egypt’s interim leaders as well as the head of the military in the highest level visit by an American official since the Egyptian army ousted the country’s first democratically elected leader.

The two-day visit by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns to Cairo comes nearly two weeks after Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown by the military following days of mass protests. Washington has been sharply criticized by both Morsi’s supporters and opponents for what each side perceives as support for their rival’s position.

Burns met with the military-backed administration led by interim President Adly Manour and Prime Minister-designate Hazem el-Beblawi, as well as army chief and Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

There was no immediate word on the discussions with the interim civilian leaders. But the military said in a statement posted on the army spokesman’s Facebook page that Burns and el-Sissi discussed “the recent political developments in Egypt … and ways to reinforce cooperation” between the two countries.

Burns, the No. 2 American diplomat, is also expected to meet with civil society groups and business leaders during his trip.

Ahead of the visit, the State Department said Burns would stress in his talks in Cairo U.S. support for the Egyptian people and an inclusive democratic process in which all political groups can participate.

A Muslim Brotherhood official said the group does not currently have a meeting scheduled with Burns.

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Manning lawyers to argue some charges should be dropped due to lack of evidence

Lawyers are preparing their arguments on whether an Army private who gave government secrets to WikiLeaks should be acquitted of some charges due to a lack of incriminating evidence.

The judge in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning says she’ll hear defense and government arguments Monday afternoon on whether to acquit the soldier of the most serious charge — aiding the enemy — and six lesser charges.

Manning’s court-martial is drawing to a close at an Army base outside Baltimore. The defense rested its case last week.

Manning has acknowledged leaking hundreds of thousands of military and State Department documents to the anti-secrecy website to expose what he considered wrongdoing. The government has sought to prove his actions harmed national security.

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Manning trial judge hearing dismissal arguments

Lawyers are preparing their arguments on whether an Army private who gave government secrets to WikiLeaks should be acquitted of some charges due to a lack of incriminating evidence.

The judge in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning says she’ll hear defense and government arguments Monday afternoon on whether to acquit the soldier of the most serious charge — aiding the enemy — and six lesser charges.

Manning’s court-martial is drawing to a close at an Army base outside Baltimore. The defense rested its case last week.

Manning has acknowledged leaking hundreds of thousands of military and State Department documents to the anti-secrecy website to expose what he considered wrongdoing. The government has sought to prove his actions harmed national security.

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Man arrested outside John Kerry's house in Mass.

Authorities have arrested a man for having an open container of alcohol while he was parked near Secretary of State John Kerry’s home on Boston’s Beacon Hill.

State Department security officers called in Boston police Sunday afternoon after a man was seen parked in a no-parking zone taking photographs of Kerry’s Louisburg Square house.

A police spokeswoman says the man told security officers he was taking pictures to show a friend, but he then deleted them. When asked to move his vehicle, the man said he’d been drinking.

Kerry spokesman Glen Johnson issued a statement saying the man was taking pictures of a window in Kerry’s house. He says a pellet gun also was found in the vehicle.

Kerry was not at home at the time.

The 29-year-old man is due in court on Monday.

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Passport issue leaves Mass. mom, newly-adopted daughter stuck in Ukraine for nearly a month

A Massachusetts woman is stuck in the Ukraine after traveling there to bring home her newly adopted daughter.

Christine Caswell McCarron says she’s been in Kiev for three weeks while waiting for a passport for her 11-year-old daughter. She says the Ukrainian government has decided to print new passports, leading to the delay.

McCarron says she’s bonded with a number of other American families who are stuck for the same reason.

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch tells the Boston Herald he’s pushing the State Department to help the Dedham woman get home.

McCarron and her husband finalized the adoption of their new daughter, Kristina, last month. The family says it met Kristina last year through a cultural exchange program for orphans and had her visit at Christmas.

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Egypt's army chief defends ousting President Morsi in televised speech

Facing unrelenting pressure from Muslim Brotherhood protesters, Egypt’s military chief sought to justify his decision to remove Mohmmed Morsi from office, saying Sunday in a televised speech that the Islamist leader had violated his popular mandate and antagonized state institutions.

The comments by Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi — his first since the president’s ouster nearly two weeks ago — came as the designated interim prime minister pushed ahead with talks to form a new Cabinet this week.

Reform advocate Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in as Egypt’s interim vice president for international relations on Sunday. The move reinforces the role of liberals in the new leadership who are strongly opposed to the Brotherhood.

Several secular-minded candidates also have been approached to lead the foreign, finance, culture, information and other key ministries. Nabil Fahmy, who served as Egypt’s former ambassador to the United States for over a decade under Hosni Mubarak, was tapped to be foreign minister, according to state media.

The United States sent its No. 2 diplomat in the State Department, William Burns, to Cairo to meet with interim government officials as well as civil society and business leaders during his two-day visit. Burns is the first high-level American official to visit since Morsi’s ouster.

Many in the international community fear the ouster of Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, would undermine Egypt’s transition to democracy.

The State Department said Burns would underscore U.S. support for the Egyptian people and a transition leading to an inclusive, democratically elected civilian government. The United States has called for Morsi’s release. Since his ouster, Morsi has been held incommunicado at an undisclosed location.

El-Sissi said the armed forces acted to remove Morsi on July 3 according to the will of the people as the country was sliding toward deeper polarization and more violence. The Islamist leader was the first democratically chosen leader after a narrow victory in elections last year.

“The armed forces sincerely accepted the choice of the people, but then political decision-making began stumbling,” el-Sissi said. “The armed forces remained committed to what it considered the legitimacy of the ballot box, even though that very legitimacy began to do as it pleased and in a way that contradicted the basis and the origin of this legitimacy.”

Morsi’s election came after months of turmoil following the 2011 revolution that removed autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak from office, in a rocky transition that was marred by persistent protests, political disagreements and an economy teetering on bankruptcy.

His supporters say the military staged a coup in a bid to undermine the rising influence of Islamists, and thousands have camped out for days near a mosque in eastern Cairo to demand he be reinstated. The Muslim Brotherhood, which propelled Morsi to power, has called for massive protests Monday to escalate pressure on the military. Some Muslim Brotherhood leaders have called for el-Sissi to be removed, and put on trial accusing him of treason.

Brotherhood spokesman Gehad el-Haddad responded to el-Sissi’s remarks, saying that the military had no right to act on behalf of the people of Egypt except …read more

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UN official will keep job, despite anti-U.S. Boston Marathon rant

The United Nations official who angered critics by blaming the Boston Marathon bombing on “American global domination” will keep his post, because not enough other countries took offense at his comments.

Richard Falk, the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Palestinian Territories monitor, will remain on the job until his mandate expires in mid-2014. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has rejected Falk’s comments, but the council’s 47 member states have no plans to force him out.

Professor Falk is appointed by member states of the Human Right Council in Geneva and not by the secretary-general,” U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky told Fox News. “So it is within the domain of the Human Rights Council and member states to determine the appointment and work of special rapporteurs. It is up to them to decide.”

Special rapporteurs to the U.N. are appointed by the council as independent experts tasked with investigating, monitoring and advising on human rights concerns in their personal capacity without financial compensation. However, the U.S. funds 22 percent of the council’s budget, and thus, the same share of Falk’s official U.N.-related costs.

Falk, an 82-year-old professor emeritus at Princeton University, is no stranger to controversial statements that put America in a negative light. In a 1979 Op-Ed for The New York Times, he pronounced incoming Iranian dictator Ayatollah Khomeini a moderate.

“The depiction of him as fanatical, reactionary and the bearer of crude prejudices seems certainly and happily false,” he wrote of the man who turned Iran into a radical theocracy.

In 2004, writing the foreword for a book critical of the Bush administration’s handling of 9/11, Falk hinted that the U.S. government was behind the attacks.

“There have been questions raised here and there and allegations of official complicity made almost from the day of the attacks, especially in Europe, but no one until Griffin has had the patience, the fortitude, the courage, and the intelligence to put the pieces together in a single coherent account,” he wrote.

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. representative to the Human Rights Council, released a statement on Wednesday rejecting Falk’s latest comments and called for his resignation.

“We have repeatedly called for Mr. Falk’s resignation and expressed our grave concern in a letter to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights,” Donahoe said. “Mr. Falk’s continued offensive communications do nothing to advance peace in the Middle East or to further the protection and promotion of human rights. Mr. Falk’s latest comments demonstrate once again that he is unfit to serve in his role as a UN special rapporteur.”

A U.S. State Department official familiar with the matter tells Fox News that Donahoe has repeatedly made objections to Falk’s mandate and to his series of offensive statements, including the most recent one. The State Department considers the issue to be part of the council’s broader pattern of anti-Israel bias, which has been consistently and vocally condemned.

The official added that the U.S. will continue to call for Falk’s resignation and will encourage others to speak out against him.

Falk’s latest controversial remarks appeared in a article he

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Investigators explore possible link between Boston bombing suspect and extremist group

By Catherine Herridge

Investigators are exploring potential links between Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and an extremist group known as the Caucasus Emirate, sources tell Fox News.

The investigation is based on the contents of his YouTube channel and his trip to Russia in the first half of 2012, which included stops in Dagestan and Chechnya.

Sources tell Fox that videos deleted from his YouTube account include a “terrorist playlist” and links to Vilayat Dagestan, which is associated with Caucasus Emirate.

The 26-year-old Tsarnaev was killed early Friday in a shootout with police. His 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured that night. They are suspected of placing two bombs along the marathon course Monday that killed three and injured roughly 180 others.

Investigators are now looking for potential ties including Tamerlan’s email traffic, the posting of videos in support of an Islamist objective and whether there was person-to-person contact.

Sources tell Fox that Caucasus Emirate is one of several groups being investigated.

Caucasus Emirate was designated a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department in 2011.

“The group uses bombings, shootings and attempted assassinations to provoke a revolution and expel the Russian government from the North Caucasus region,” according to designation.

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US report decries world crackdown on civil society

The Obama administration warned Friday that nations such as Iran, Russia and Venezuela are turning up pressure on human rights other activists, decrying what it described as a global crackdown on the “lifeblood of democratic societies.”

In its annual human rights report, the State Department criticized a host of new restrictions on advocacy groups including laws banning free speech, assembly and religion. Even worse, it noted that human rights, political and labor leaders in more countries were facing harassment, arrest and even assassination.

“Civil society is the lifeblood of democratic societies,” the report said. “Countries succeed or fail based on the choices of their people and leaders — whether they sit in a government ministry, a corporate boardroom, an independent union or a cramped NGO office. When individuals have the ability to come together, air their views and put forward their own proposals, they challenge and support their governments in reaching higher standards of progress and prosperity.”

At a briefing, Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters he considered canceling the release of the report because of the intensity of the manhunt for the suspect in the Boston marathon bombing but said he decided to release it because “people have the right to run in marathons.”

The report singled out for criticism a series of new Russian laws that target groups receiving international funding and restrict “unauthorized protests” and Internet freedom.

Bangladesh was cited for suppressing labor rights while Egypt was criticized for continuing to put pressure on domestic and foreign non-governmental organizations after raiding the offices of pro-democracy groups in 2011. China imposed new registration requirements to prevent groups from emerging that might challenge government authority.

Other trends cited in the report included:

— Uneven progress in the Middle East as protests turned to politics, with increased violence against women and religious minorities. The worst cases were civil war-wracked Syria, where 70,000 people have been killed over the past two years, and Iran, which executed 523 people last year and whose government attacks journalists, students, lawyers, artists, women and ethnic activists.

— An emergent democratic transition in Myanmar, also known as Burma, even if many legacies of the military’s authoritarianism remain. These include its repressive laws, pervasive security apparatus, corrupt judicial system and limits on freedom of religion. Inter-ethnic violence persists.

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Keystone XL State Department Hearing In Nebraska Features Passionate Pleas

By The Huffington Post News Editors

When Evan Vokes stepped to the microphone during a public hearing on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday afternoon, one might have guessed he supported the plan to send Canadian tar sands oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Like most of the pipeline supporters at the hearing, Vokes wore a polished suit. But the engineer informed those gathered in the Heartland Event Center in Grand Isle, Neb., that he’s actually a former employee of TransCanada, the pipeline operator, who has since turned whistleblower. Vokes described shoddy practices, cut corners and a “culture of intimidation and coercion.”

“TransCanada management has not demonstrated the moral fiber to ensure compliance,” Vokes told the three-member State Department panel considering the environmental impact of the pipeline ahead of the White House decision on the project.

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Neb. opposition muted ahead of Keystone XL hearing

Opponents and supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline are preparing to face off in Nebraska once again, but a new route for the project has helped reduce some local opposition.

Both sides will speak on the pipeline Thursday during a U.S. State Department hearing in Grand Island. The public forum comes before the department makes a recommendation to President Barack Obama on whether to build the $7.6 billion, Canada-to-Texas line.

National opponents have formed a new group, the “All Risk, No Reward Coalition,” which recently ran television ads in a dozen major media markets. The group planned to air the ads Tuesday in Nebraska.

But local officials in several towns along the route say the pipeline no longer registers as a major concern.

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Video: Obama’s Watergate

By Kris Zane

The story of what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 has been narrated by a schizophrenic.

Or so it seems.

On September 11, 2012, four Americans were murdered in Benghazi: Ambassador Chris Stevens, Communications Specialist Sean Smith, and former SEALS Ty Woods and Glen Doherty.

For weeks, the Obama administration blamed a “protest turned violent” over an amateurish anti-Muslim YouTube video.

Susan Rice hit the Sunday news show circuit with this story—five news shows in one day!

Hillary Clinton crooned for the State Department hit parade, even co-starring with Barry Obama in a $70,000 commercial apologizing to “our Muslim friends in Pakistan” who were rioting and tearing apart their countries because they hated America so much.

And our own rock star President took his “protest turned violent” road show to the United Nations, delivering a long-winded speech about how evil it was for an American citizen to exercise his right to free speech by making the “anti-Muslim” YouTube video.

And as a cherry on top, they imprisoned the producer of the video for so-called “probation violations.” Where the producer of the videoNakoula Basseley Nakoula—now is, God only knows. Obama probably whisked him off to some rendition camp in Karachi.

Well, it turned out that it was a terrorist attack, except no one seemed to know who told Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton, and the President of the United States that it was caused by a YouTube video.

It turned out that Obama was informed that the al-Qaeda-linked group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility for the attack within two hours.

It turned out from a series of hacked emails from Bill Clinton crony Sidney Blumenthal to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Ansar al-Sharia attacked the consulate and CIA annex in retaliation for the CIA’s involvement in the Libyan civil war—on Muammar Gaddafi’s side. We also know from a Blumenthal February 16, 2013 email that the attack on the consulate was funded by our so-called allies, the Saudis.

And it turned out that Benghazi was a hub for funneling weapons and cash to the al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels.

But this only scratched the surface. There was something much more nefarious going on in Benghazi—if that’s possible—and the Obama administration wanted to keep a tight lid on it.

What was the Obama administration doing in Benghazi that was so top secret, in which the thirty odd survivors have been kept under lock and key, prohibited from speaking to Congress or anyone else for that matter?

We know from the recently published book, Benghazi: The Definitive Report, that Obama’s chief counter terrorism officer at the time, John Brennan—now CIA chief—had been secretly involved in the Libyan civil war. Through a secret black ops unit—operating not only outside the purview of Congress, but outside the purview of the Pentagon and the CIA—John Brennan, like an errant knight over his own fiefdom, conducted his secret war in Libya. And that was just one of the secret wars he was involved in. This while he was a lowly chief counter terrorism

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