March 12th, 2015
It's becoming painfully apparent that the Obama Regime's entire negotiation giveaway to "Islamic Iran" was more of an effort to enable Iran's development of a nuclear bomb rather than prohibiting it.
Remember, Obama's primary impetus has been towards chaos the world over.
From Obama's role as the primary functionary in disarming Ukraine, which allowed their invasion by Russia, to race riots in Ferguson, where Sharpton lead the charge as one of the chief functionaries to the White House.
At some point the American people simply must ask whose side, exactly, the President is actually on....
~ Refocus Notes
By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee warned President Barack Obama on Thursday not to try an end-run around Congress by getting the United Nations to implement a nuclear deal with Iran.
Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee cited reports that the Obama administration was contemplating taking an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program — or at least parts of it — to the U.N. Security Council for a vote.
In a letter, Corker said letting the U.N. consider such an agreement, while at the same time threatening to veto legislation that would allow Congress to vote on it, is a "direct affront" to the American people and would undermine the role of Congress. In exchange for signing onto a deal aimed at keeping it from developing nuclear weapons, Iran seeks relief from sanctions, including those imposed by the U.S. executive branch, the United Nations and Congress.
Corker has introduced legislation requiring any final agreement with Iran to be submitted to Congress for review before any sanctions imposed by Congress can be eased.
On Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki raised the possibility of establishing the deal through the U.N. Security Council. Psaki didn't speak definitively on the matter but cited the example of a 2013 strategy agreed to between the U.S. and Russia on Syria relinquishing its chemical weapons stockpile. That plan was then endorsed by the United Nations' top body.
"This framework was not legally binding and was not subject to congressional approval," Psaki told reporters. "It outlined steps for eliminating Syria's chemical weapons and helped lay the groundwork for successful multilateral efforts to move forward." In that case, she added, the U.S.-Russian agreement "went to the U.N. to the Security Council vote."
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is the only official who has gone on record saying such a model would be followed with a nuclear deal.
U.S. negotiators have been more circumspect. Making such a declaration would amount to telling Congress that it won't have a say on the accord, because it is not a treaty, but that the United Nations will.
March 12th, 2015
Hmm...good thing he wasn't an illegal....but, the latest race dynamic, I suppose, will be "Hispanic Racism?" That's new.....~Refocus Notes
Talk show host Rodner Figueroa was fired from Univision after saying that Michelle Obama looks like someone from the cast of "Planet of the Apes."
Figueroa, who's known for his biting fashion commentary, made his remarks during a live segment of the show "El Gordo y la Flaca" in which the hosts were commenting on a viral video that shows a makeup artist transforming himself into different celebrities, including Michelle Obama.
"Well, watch out, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she's from the cast of 'Planet of the Apes,' the movie," Figueroa, 42, said with a giggle.
When hostess Lili Estefan countered with "What are you saying?" and host Raul de Molina said Obama was very attractive, Figueroa defended his remark, saying "but it is true."
In a statement, Univision called Figueroa's comments "completely reprehensible" and said they "in no way reflect the values or opinions of Univision."
Figueroa, who in 2014 won a Daytime Emmy Award, did not respond to requests for comment Thursday. He worked for Univision for 17 years and had been on "El Gordo y la Flaca" since 2000.
March 12th, 2015
Washington (CNN) The Department of Homeland Security is investigating another incident of misconduct by senior Secret Service agents, White House officials said Wednesday night.
Two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of President Barack Obama's protective detail, crashed a car into a White House barricade following a late-night party for retiring spokesman Ed Donovan and it's suspected they had been drinking, sources confirmed to CNN.
The Washington Post first reported the incident.
The officers were allowed to go home after a supervisor on duty overruled on-duty law enforcement who wanted to arrest the agents and conduct sobriety tests, a U.S. law enforcement official confirmed to CNN.
"The officers for the Secret Service who monitor the safety of the White House complex and ultimately the president and his family felt that these two individuals may have been intoxicated," Washington Post reporter Carol D. Leonnig, who broke the story, said in an interview broadcast on CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
The two employees have been reassigned to non-supervisory, non-operational assignments, a Secret Service official said.
A senior administration official says the White House, including President Barack Obama, is "aware of the alleged incident."
"At the request of Secret Service Director Joe Clancy, the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General is conducting an investigation into the allegations. We're not going to comment further on this while that investigation is ongoing," the official said.
"The President is aware of the allegations and supports Director Clancy's decision to turn the investigation over to the DHS Inspector General for a thorough review," another senior administration official said.
The Secret Service gave a top Republican lawmaker a heads up earlier today before The Washington Post reported that two agents crashed a government car into White House security barriers last week after attending a party.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz told CNN that his initial understanding is that the two agents were "partying in Georgetown" when they responded to an incident at the White House.
"Drinking on the job isn't good at McDonald's and it certainly isn't good if you work for the Secret Service," he said.
Chaffetz said the agency gave him "a very short, brief heads up," and only then because the paper was going to report a story about "inebriated Secret Service agents, and obviously that's the most serious concern."
"I know there was an incident and it wasn't pretty. The details of which we need to have flushed out. Our committee will continue its investigation into the Secret Service and add this on to the list of embarrassments," he said.
Chaffetz said four whistleblowers had contacted his office about the incident in the last 48 hours, but he's not yet verified their accounts.
"They've got to get a grip on what's going on. There's obviously a deep-seated cultural problem," said Chaffetz, calling for swift discipline if warranted.
Chaffetz and the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, issued a joint-statement on Wednesday evening questioning whether further reforms are necessary to ensure the agency's integrity.
"Although recent steps have been made to bring new leadership in at the highest levels, this incident begs the question of whether that is enough," they said. "The fact that this event involved senior-level agents is not only embarrassing but exhibits a clear lack of judgment in a potentially dangerous situation."
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March 11th, 2015
The Rev. Franklin Graham said Muslims set Christians in their killing sights for one basic reason, and one basic reason alone: to “emulate” their leader, Muhammad, he said.
“Muhammad was a man of war and he killed many people,” Graham said, during a recent “Fox & Friends” interview with host Tucker Carlson. “Jesus Christ came as a man of peace and as a follower of Christ I follow him and I want to emulate Him. But the followers of Islam are emulating the prophet Muhammad, and that’s what you’re seeing carried out.”
Graham also warned those of Christian faith and others not to be fooled by the teachings of Islam.
“We have to be very careful and understand that Islam, the teachings of Islam, are militant,” he said, the Shoebat Foundation reported. “I’m talking about, when you read the Koran, when you read the Surra, it’s very militant.”
He went on to say that one of the reasons Christian persecution has risen in the Middle East is that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was killed.
“When Iraq was invaded by our country – and I’m not saying this wsa right or wrong, I’m just saying it’s a fact – there was a large Christian minority. Saddam Hussein gave them quite a lot of freedom. But when that government fell and the new government came to power, the Islamists in the country, al-Qaida and others, began to attack and burn churches. We’ve seen that happen throughout Iraq and now it’s happening in Syria.”
Get “Religion of Peace,” where filmmaker Gregory Davis rebuts the notion that Islam is a great faith needing a reformation. Instead, he exposes it as a form of totalitarianism, where its adherents are ordered to conquer everyone.
And that’s why, at least in part, “the Christian community is being slaughtered by the Muslims and they’re being forced to leave,” he said.
But on a larger scale, the slaughter has been ongoing for centuries, Graham said.
March 11th, 2015
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