GAME CHANGER: The Hillary Letters – Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky correspondence revealed
“I am living in Berkeley and working in Oakland for the summer and would love to see you,” Clinton wrote. “Let me know if there is any chance of our getting together.”
Clinton’s letter reached Alinsky’s office while he was on an extended trip to Southeast Asia, where was helping train community organizers in the Philippines.
But a response letter from Alinsky’s secretary suggests that the radical organizer had a deep fondness for Clinton as well.
“Since I know [Alinsky’s] feelings about you I took the liberty of opening your letter because I didn’t want something urgent to wait for two weeks,” Alinsky’s long-time secretary, Georgia Harper, wrote to Clinton in a July 13, 1971 letter. “And I’m glad I did.”
Reminder: Hillary Clinton’s Thesis on Saul Alinsky
IRS SCANDAL UPDATE: Lois Lerner breaks silence (Politico)
REMINDER OF WHO POLITICO IS:
credit: Jon Gabriel
INSTAPUNDIT wants to know why the rehab?:
LOIS LERNER TOOK THE FIFTH, but now she’s telling Politico that she did nothing wrong, and that she’s the real victim here.And note the prominent play Politico gives to alleged anti-semitic epithets, and to Lerner’s brownie-baking. So why the media-rehab operation — and that’s what this is — and why now?
(more commentary, hit the link)
I want to know if she took the fifth in front of Congress, how come her lawyers are allowing her to talk to the media or any one else for that matter?
As for the ‘why now’ Instapundit asks, I think the reasoning is that if they humanize her, it’s harder to attack her. They want people feeling sorry for her when the other shoe drops and this move likely signals that other shoe is coming. My reaction wasn’t to feel bad for her, it was disgust. She was a public servant and blew off Congress, yet will talk to an Obama-centric outlet? That almost stinks as bad as taking the 5th.
OBLIGATORY MEME UPDATE:
ENTEROVIRUS 68: Enterovirus Cases Confirmed in Southern California Are State’s First Diagnoses
The spread of the disease to California was expected, state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman said. As of Wednesday, 18 other states had confirmed 153 cases total cases of the virus, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“There will definitely be more. It’s just a matter of time. This will spread across the entire country,” Dr. Pia Pannaraj, an infectious diseases specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, told KTLA.
SHUT UP… THEY EXPLAINED: Feds in El Paso: Democrat Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with Judicial Watch
Federal law enforcement sources in El Paso say that a United States congressman called their office to prohibit contact with Judicial Watch in the aftermath of a disturbing story confirming that Islamic terrorists are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez.
Sources tell JW that Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who represents El Paso in the U.S. House of Representatives, telephoned the area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW. On August 29 JW reported that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is working in Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED).
RELATED: Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 – Day Before 9-11 (Video)
REMINDER: ALLEGED ISIS PHOTO CONTROVERSY ENGULFS SEN. JOHN MCCAIN
“Here’s the problem,” Paul said in an interview with The Daily Beast this week. “He [McCain] did meet with ISIS, and had his picture taken, and didn’t know it was happening at the time. That really shows you the quandary of determining who are the moderates and who aren’t. If you don’t speak Arabic, and you don’t understand that some people will lie to you—I really think that we don’t have a good handle on who are the moderates and who aren’t, and I think the objective evidence is that the ones doing most of the fighting and most of the battles among the rebels in Syria are the radical Islamists.”
ALSO: Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots
TRANSPARENCY: Emails: EPA Rules Part Of The Progressive Agenda
Emails between top Environmental Protection Agency officials reveal they saw their fight against global warming as putting them at “forefront of progressive national policy.”
“You are at the forefront of progressive national policy on one of the critical issues of our time. Do you realize that?” former EPA chief Lisa Jackson asked former EPA policy office head Lisa Heinzerling in a Feb. 27, 2009 email.
“You’re a good boss. I do realize that. I pinch myself all the time,” Heinzerling replied that same day to Jackson, who was using an alias email account under the fake name “Richard Windsor.”
I’m shocked there was no computer crash that destroyed these emails.
REMINDER: Jay Carney 2011 vs 2013: All Our Work Done In Email (video)
TRANSPARENCY: White House Coordinated With Dept. Of Labor To Hide Solis’s Illegal Fundraising
The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama.
Hatch Act Violated.
Meanwhile…U.S. seeks up to 16 months in prison for Dinesh D’Souza
Instapundit: WHEN JUSTICE IS POLITICAL: Feds Want Prison Time for Dinesh D’Souza; Democrats John Edwards and Jon Corzine couldn’t be reached for comment.
HARRY REID’S SENATE: Senate has secret book of rules
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has for years lived by a secret book of rules that governs everything from how many sheets of paper and potted plants each Senate office is allotted to when Senators can use taxpayer money to charter planes or boats.
“Asked for a copy by USA TODAY, the committee provided a book called the “Senate Manual,” which includes rules for legislating, a few historical documents and some Senate trivia like “Electoral Votes, President and Vice President, 1789-2013.” When pressed, Rules Committee spokesman Phillip Rumsey said the handbook is not public.”
They kept it private so the public wouldn’t know if the Senate was breaking the law. How nice. We plebes should sit down and shut up now, right?
ENTEROVIRUS 68: More suspected cases reported in Connecticut
“We can confirm that we are treating children with respiratory illnesses at Connecticut Children’s who have exhibited symptoms of Enterovirus D68,” said hospital spokesman Bob Fraleigh, in a statement Friday night. “At this point it is important to note they are possible cases, not confirmed cases.
ALSO: Ebola is still spreading.
“The second possibility is one that virologists are loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private: that an Ebola virus could mutate to become transmissible through the air.”
#WARONWOMEN NOW BACKFIRING: Obama Losing Confidence Of Key Parts Of Coalition That Elected Him
Both Cole and Richardson were surveyed in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll and represent one of its most striking findings: the degree to which the president’s approval has slipped among key parts of the Obama coalition — the women, youth and Latino voters most responsible for putting him into office.
Women surveyed said they disapprove of Obama by a 50 percent to 44 percent margin — nearing an all-time low in the poll. It’s almost the reverse of the 55 percent to 44 percent breakdown for Obama among female voters in 2012, according to exit polls.
PRISM: U.S. threatened massive fine to force Yahoo to release data
No mention in the article that the Obama administration took over the suit once in office.
SOUNDS FAMILIAR: John Kerry Tells CNN America NOT at War With ISIS
FLASHBACK: Obama: “We are not at war with Islam”
FLASHBACK: President who Whitewashed all Islamic Terror references continues his campaign(video)
Remember, the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Don’t forget Al Qaeda is on the run. I wonder what he’ll claim about ISIS going into 2016.
ALSO: Obama announces ‘broad coalition’ to fight Islamic State extremist group
As of this morning, the UK won’t be helping on airstrikes on Syria. I have this feeling Obama’s “coalition” is going to be a coalition of one – the United States. He’s alienated all of our allies.
RELATED: NYT Baghdad Bureau Chief on Obama and Iraq: Yup, He Ignored All the Problems for Political Reasons
“after 2011 the administration basically ignored the country, and when officials spoke about what was happening there, they were often ignorant of reality..”
Sounds like the last 6 years.
TRANSPARENCY: Justice Department Stonewalling Internal Investigators
“It’s deeply troubling that Department of Justice leadership has stonewalled the Inspector General’s investigations several times and only produced requested documents after officials concluded that it would help them,” lamented Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the committee’s chairman. “The Inspector General’s activities should not be dependent upon the whims of a particular administration. Efforts to restrict or delay an Inspector General’s access to key materials in turn deprive the American people and their elected representatives of timely oversight information with which to evaluate an agency’s performance.”
#IRS SCANDAL UPDATE: Additional Emails Go Missing (Video)
RELATED: Emails show attempt at IRS damage control
I’d say they show the IRS is attempting a cover-up.
FREE SPEECH IN OBAMA’S AMERICA: Senate Democrats No. 1 Priority After the Recess? Gutting the First Amendment
This resolution, sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and 47 other senators (without a single Republican member), would amend the First Amendment to give Congress the power to limit fundraising and spending on political speech and political activity. The relevant language says that “Congress and the States may regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.”
Think of Lois Lerner as a first strike weapon that got confiscated. Now Harry Reid and the Democrats are taking a page from Obama — they’re going around the Supreme Court and the Citizens United ruling.
PROJECT VERITAS: “ISIS terrorist” crosses Canadian border on Lake Erie into the United States
ORDER Breakthrough by James O’Keefe — Now out in Paperback! http://goo.gl/fgUuKO. In a Project Veritas investigation released Monday, James O’Keefe exposed the lack of security along our border with Canada. In the follow-up to the investigation that featured O’Keefe crossing the Rio Grande disguised as Osama bin Laden, the latest investigation illustrates the lack of border security by simulating a terrorist infiltration across Lake Erie and into Cleveland.