7:45 AM, Sep 1, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The State Department released another tranche of emails from Hillary Clinton's private server Monday evening. While messages between Clinton and other State and administration officials concerning the most interesting and consequential subjects (like the Benghazi attacks) were heavily redacted, others continued to be revealing about how Clinton's State Department operated.
One characteristic has been the obsequiousness of Clinton's staff toward their boss, while another has been the the eagerness to engage in petty office politics. An email released Monday captured both of these qualities. On May 27, 2010, Philippe Reines, a senior advisor to Clinton involved primarily with communications, emailed Clinton's private email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), copying fellow aides Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan. The subject line was "Women."
"I for one loved that you finally called out the ogrish males on your staff who roll their eyes at womens [sic] issues and events," wrote Reines. "But fyi I'm pretty sure I saw [redacted] roll their eyes at the very moment that you were obviously referring to them."
"They just don't get it," Reines added, presumably referring to the "ogrish male" who rolled his eyes.
See an image of the email below:
8:50 AM, Jul 27, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A former Obama administration official says Hillary Clinton should release her private email server to the public.
Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44 • By LEE SMITH
When the secretary of state says, as John Kerry did last week in his Senate testimony, that the Obama White House is “guaranteeing” Iran won’t have the bomb, you can be sure that—well, you can be pretty confident that he doesn’t mean it. And that someday soon he’ll pretend he never said it.
1:15 PM, Jun 12, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Obama administration is funding a provision of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutionally and against the decision of Congress, a Republican House member says. Peter Roskam of Illinois joined Fox News's Greta van Susteren Thursday to talk about the details of his findings in an oversight investigation by the House Ways and Means committee.
3:43 PM, Mar 25, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The United States Army has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and "misbehavior before the enemy." Bergdahl allegedly abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by Taliban-aligned forces for nearly five years before the Obama administration negotiated a deal with the Taliban forces.
5:12 PM, Mar 19, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Obama administration appears to be moving toward a shift in its relations with a foreign ally, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has nothing to say. White House officials have been suggesting the United States may not continue support Israel from charges and attacks by international bodies like the United Nations. Over the years, the U.S. frequently used its U.N. security-council veto to block resolutions that targeted the Jewish state.
The New Jersey Democrat is one of the top critics of Obama's Iran deal.2:21 PM, Mar 6, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Justice Department will bring criminal charges to Democratic senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey.
10:49 AM, Feb 17, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A federal judge in Texas issued an injunction Monday to halt the implementation of a December executive order by President Barack Obama on immigration. The Associated Press reports:
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen's decision late Monday puts on hold Obama's orders that could spare from deportation as many as five million people who are in the U.S. illegally.
Strategy is to "prevent violent extremism."9:30 AM, Feb 17, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Obama adminstration begins its three-day summit on countering violent extremism with a "roundtable discussion" Tuesday afternoon led by Vice President Joe Biden and including "representatives from cities working to address the spread of violent extremism." President Barack Obama will join the summit twice this week, according to the Associated Press:
Dec 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16 • By LEE SMITH
Last week’s announcement that the White House intends to restore normal diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba is part of Barack Obama’s larger project to overturn what he perceives to be wrongheaded, or at least outdated, foreign policies. From Obama’s perspective, the Cold War ended nearly a quarter of a century ago, so let’s catch up to the new reality.
3:12 PM, Dec 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A senior White House official says the implementation of President Obama's executive order on immigration is "well underway" and that the administration would "proceed" regardless of congressional efforts to block the order.
On a Thursday afternoon conference call with reporters, the official, speaking on background, was asked about the implementation of the order. The officials referred specific questions to the Department of Homeland Security, but added: "Their plans are well underway."
Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By LEE SMITH
Last week, the Obama White House finally clarified its Middle East policy. It’s détente with Iran and a cold war with Israel.
To the administration, Israel isn’t worth the trouble its prime minister causes. As one anonymous Obama official put it to journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, what good is Benjamin Netanyahu if he won’t make peace with the Palestinians? Bibi doesn’t have the nerve of Begin, Rabin, or Sharon, said the unnamed source. The current leader of this longstanding U.S. ally, he added, is “a chickens—t.”
11:32 AM, Oct 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama's former defense secretary, Leon Panetta, called for a White House shake-up this morning on CBS: