Accuracy in Media

Search the web for information on the growing Uranium One scandal, and the first item that comes up – and not by coincidence – is a piece from FactCheck.org headlined “The Facts on Uranium One.”

FactCheck.org is an arm of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, a University of Pennsylvania research organization that studies media and society. 

The article that on looking into the Uranium One scandal during the 2016 campaign, they found President Trump had “falsely accused” Hillary Clinton of giving away U.S. uranium rights to the Russians” when she was secretary of state and claimed – without evidence – it was done in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation.

FactCheck.org said it had been asked to update the piece in light of new information in the case – recent reports in The Hill newspaper that Russian officials were executing a “racketeering scheme” to further its energy goals in the U.S. FactCheck.org said nothing that has been revealed in the last week merited changing its conclusions.

Yes, Uranium One is controlled by the Russians, and yes, while Clinton was secretary of state, it acquired 20 percent of the U.S. supply of uranium, which is instrumental in constructing nuclear weapons.

But the deal required multiple approvals, including by the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States, which includes the president and most of his cabinet and reviews foreign investments that involve national security concerns.

Moreover, only the president has the power to cancel a deal. The other members only indicate whether they approve. No one knows whether Clinton tried to influence the matter because of the committee’s confidentiality requirements, and one of her aides told the New York Times she “never intervened with me on any CFIUS matter.”

“There is no evidence” that $150 million in donations or a $500,000 speaking fee for Bill Clinton “had any influence on the approvals granted by the [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] or the Committee on Foreign Investments.”

There may not have been any evidence in 2016, but there is now. The Hill reported Oct. 17 the FBI had obtained “an eyewitness account – backed by documents – indicating Russia nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow.”

The Department of Justice dragged out the investigation for four years, keeping Americans in the dark about the deals being approved by government officials who appear to have been benefiting financially and a nuclear industry compromised by the Russians through kickbacks and extortion threats, “all of which raised legitimate national security concerns,” said one agent who worked on the case.

The new evidence points to a lot of people still involved with Trump and the Russia investigation. Robert Mueller, now special counsel, was director of the FBI back then. Ron Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general now in charge of Mueller’s investigation into Trump, led the investigation, along with Andrew McCabe, a Clinton ally who served as interim director of the FBI after Trump fired James Comey.

It is possible – in fact, Peter Schweizer, author of the 2015 book “Clinton Cash” that set off investigations into the uranium deal, says he knows of no evidence to the contrary – the FBI never revealed to the Obama administration what it knew about the bribery and kickbacks it had uncovered, despite the threats to national security.

For now, most of the mainstream media is attempting to ignore the story – CNN devoted less than four minutes to it in the first week after The Hill story appeared. But when that no longer is an option, mainstream media will have a fresh report from FactCheck.org to cite when it claims there is no new evidence.




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Comments

  • TPS12

    Fact check with a bias? Hummmm

  • MILES E DRAKE

    There is now no question that The Drunken Lesbian Witch and The Rapist were seriously bribed by the Russians to turn our strategic uranium reserves over to them for sale to North Korea and Iran, and that they cut The Mongrel and his uppity muscle-bound tranny consort in on the bribe. These people are spies and traitors, and we need to fire, disbar and prosecute their bagman Mueller and appoint a special counsel compliant with the statute (which requires a crime) to put the baby-killing bulldyke, her priapic spouse and the marxist muslim from Mombasa away.

  • mioahu

    FACT CHECK My behind… So they just brush over the huge donations to the Clinton Foundation from Uranium One, as if it does not matter, and drown us in facts about the approval process,..Sure, the 150 million $ donation to the clinton foundation was just cause those Uranium one guys are good canadian leftists, and think the foundation does such a tremendous job…no better way to spend that money…give me a break, this was super smelly when I first heard of it, and now it just gets stinkier by the day. I hope somebody gets locked up….want a hint 🙂 ?

  • factcheck.org leans left. that is why. many seem to not know this.

  • edwin

    The large donation to the Clinton foundation was made 3 years before the uranium deal took place and the previous owner who made the donation sold his interest 3 years before the sale. so get your facts straight. Beside that , Clinton was not involved in the sale of the uranium. The uranium can not be moved out of the US. The sale was approved by 9 Us agencies and the Canadian government. This is all a right wing story to deflect off of Trumps Russian problems.

  • edwin

    As said before, the large donation to the Clinton foundation was made 3 years before the uranium deal took place and the previous owner who made the donation sold his interest 3 years before the sale. so get your facts straight. Beside that , Clinton was not involved in the sale of the uranium. The uranium can not be moved out of the US. The sale was approved by 9 Us agencies and the Canadian government. This is all a right wing story to deflect off of Trumps Russian problems.

  • edwin

    Because you and your right wing booboisies don’t agree don’t make it wrong. Any fact checking site wouldn’t be in business very long it they put out false findings.

  • edwin

    Or fact check providing the truth which you can’t handle.

  • edwin

    The large donation to the Clinton foundation was made 3 years before the uranium deal took place and the previous owner who made the donation sold his interest 3 years before the sale. so get your facts straight. Beside that , Clinton was not involved in the sale of the uranium. The uranium can not be moved out of the US. The sale was approved by 9 Us agencies and the Canadian government. This is all a right wing story to deflect off of Trumps Russian problems. If you can’t handle the truth maybe you should reconsider your sources.

  • MILES E DRAKE

    The sainted Ronald Reagan said that a government agency represents the closest thing on earth to eternal life. “Fact checking” organizations that retail the talking points of the party of Hillary, Hodgkinson and Hatred come close, as they are now supported by $20 billion from Nazi kapo Soros and green scammer Steyer as part of the communist and black militant revolution that is planned to start next weekend. It is not common to demand a bribe up front, as The Drunken Lesbian Witch did with Tyson Foods and the Whitewater operations during the rule of The Rapist. If the uranium could not be moved, how did bagman Mueller take it to Moscow and exchange it on the tarmac (perhaps they were nuclear brain scans of his grandchildren)? Nine US agencies and Canada may have approved the deal, but multiple German agencies signed off on the final solution too, as well as the various Nazi satellites and allies.

  • Austinniceguy

    You have to be unbelievably stupid, or a DemonRat (same thing), to think that H. Rotten Clowntwat isn’t COMPLETELY guilty of all of this.

  • Austinniceguy

    Blah, blah, blah. Wait until it all shakes out and the Rotten Clowntwat is exposed even further. Only idiots think she isn’t guilty.

  • kansas

    Clinton troll ahead

  • edwin

    I am afraid you have bought into the conspiracy theories. You believe what you want to believe.

    CLAIM/ Then-Secretary of State Clinton ordered then-FBI Director Robert Mueller to deliver highly enriched uranium to the Russians in a secret plane-side meeting in 2009. Note, she wouldn’t have the righto orser Mueller to do anything.

    MIXTURE

    WHAT’S TRUE

    On behalf of the U.S. government, Robert Mueller delivered a sample of highly enriched uranium confiscated from smugglers in Georgia to Russian authorities for forensic examination in 2009.

    WHAT’S FALSE

    There was nothing nefarious in the transfer of the ten-gram sample, which was done at the request of Russian law enforcement and with the consent of the government of Georgia, whose agents had participated in its confiscation.

    ORIGIN

    In May and June 2017, a number of hyperpartisan news and opinion web sites published articles reporting that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, who in mid-May was named special counsel in the Justice Department’s investigation into alleged ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian officials, was himself enmeshed in “secret dealings” with Russia related to his 2009 delivery of a sample of highly enriched uranium (HEU) to Moscow ordered by Hillary Clinton.

    The conspiracy web site Intellihub noted that the transfer was revealed in a WikiLeaks release of a classified State Department cable:

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facilitated the transfer a highly enriched uranium (HEU) previously confiscated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during a 2006 “nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices,” a newly leaked classified cable shows.

    So-called “background” information was provided in the cable which gave vague details on a 2006 nuclear smuggling sting operation in which the U.S. government took possession of some HEU previously owned by the Russians.

    The secret “action request,” dated Aug. 17, 2009, was sent out by Secretary of State Clinton and was addressed to the United States Ambassador to Georgia Embassy Tbilisi, the Russian Embassy, and Ambassador John Beyrle. It proposed that FBI Director Robert Mueller be the one that personally conduct the transfer a 10-gram sample of HEU to Russian law enforcement sources during a secret “plane-side” meeting on a “tarmac” in the early fall of 2009.

    The WikiLeaks release was announced via Twitter on 18 May, the day after Mueller was appointed special counsel:

    Intellihub characterized the plane-side transfer of uranium “shocking” and “rather reminisce [sic] of the infamous [then-Attorney General] Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton meeting which occurred on a Phoenix, Arizona, tarmac back in June of 2016” (which meeting was cited by former FBI Director James Comey as the reason he concluded the Department of Justice wasn’t capable of an independent investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail issues at the State Department).

    Read in its entirety, however, the cable itself reveals nothing questionable or nefarious about the transfer of evidence between Mueller and a similarly placed Russian law enforcement official in Moscow. It merely asked the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to inform the Russian government that the transfer, which was postponed from an earlier date, would take place on 21 September 2009.

    Moreover, it provided a complete explanation of why the transfer was taking place:

    2. (S/NF) Background: Over two years ago Russia requested a ten-gram sample of highly enriched uranium (HEU) seized in early 2006 in Georgia during a nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices. The seized HEU was transferred to U.S. custody and is being held at a secure DOE facility. In response to the Russian request, the Georgian Government authorized the United States to share a sample of the material with the Russians for forensic analysis. Director Mueller previously planned to deliver the sample in April (Ref A), but due to a scheduling conflict the trip was canceled. Embassy Moscow LegAtt informed the FSB prior to Mueller’s intended April delivery and received confirmation that the FSB would take custody of the sample after the Director’s plane landed. EST Moscow also informed Rosatom of the planned transfer and that the U.S. placed a high priority on completing this transfer (Ref B). Once the LegAtt told FSB counterparts the April trip had been canceled, Ambassador Beyrle informed Igor Neverov (Ref C), who said that he understood but was disappointed the trip was postponed. The September 21 visit provides again an opportunity to deliver the requested ten-gram sample from the seized HEU in order to obtain cooperation from the GOR on this nuclear smuggling case and to eventually establish a more productive mechanism of U.S.-Russian cooperation on nuclear forensics.

    The 2006 sting operation was widely reported after the fact by U.S. newspapers, including the Washington Post:

    Republic of Georgia authorities, aided by the CIA, set up a sting operation last summer that led to the arrest of Russian man who tried to sell a small amount of nuclear-bomb grade uranium in a plastic bag in his jacket pocket, U.S. and Georgian officials said.

    The operation, which neither government has publicized, represents one of the most serious cases of smuggling of nuclear material in recent years, according to analysts and officials.

    Despite partisan attempts to make it appear conspiratorial, the transfer of the sample of confiscated uranium was simply an instance of cooperative law enforcement between three countries: the U.S., Georgia, and Russia. The Russia government requested a sample of the uranium for forensic testing, the Georgian government signed off on it, and the U.S. government carried out the delivery.

    The total amount of HEU confiscated in the sting was 3.5 ounces (about 100 grams). The amount Mueller delivered to the Russians was ten grams (the weight of four U.S. pennies).

  • Deornwulf@msn.com

    Those talking points have already been disproven. What is interesting is that your post appears word for word on other sites under different posters of which originate from different IP addresses. But no matter what evidence I or anyone else provides to the contrary, you will continue to obfuscate for the Clintons.

  • Deornwulf@msn.com

    I found a source that contradicts your post but I know you won’t believe this right-wing media shill called “The New York Times.” /mic drop.

  • edwin

    When you are posting the truth or facts you will and should find it in several location. I will listen to your so called evidence and check it out. I have not seen any so far.

  • edwin

    Reagan had 18 aides and cabinet members go to prison.. Wasn’t to much of a saint.

  • edwin

    Here is a story from the NYTimes which I don’t believe contradicts anything I have said. If you have a story quote me the source and I will read it and comment. Shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
    Frank Giustra, a mining financier, has donated $31.3 million to the foundation run by former President Bill Clinton, left. Credit Joaquin Sarmiento/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
    At the time, both Rosatom and the United States government made promises intended to ease concerns about ceding control of the company’s assets to the Russians. Those promises have been repeatedly broken, records show.
    The New York Times’s examination of the Uranium One deal is based on dozens of interviews, as well as a review of public records and securities filings in Canada, Russia and the United States. Some of the connections between Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation were unearthed by Peter Schweizer, a former fellow at the right-leaning Hoover Institution and author of the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash.” Mr. Schweizer provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting.
    Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown. But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors.
    In a statement, Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, said no one “has ever produced a shred of evidence supporting the theory that Hillary Clinton ever took action as secretary of state to support the interests of donors to the Clinton Foundation.” He emphasized that multiple United States agencies, as well as the Canadian government, had signed off on the deal and that, in general, such matters were handled at a level below the secretary. “To suggest the State Department, under then-Secretary Clinton, exerted undue influence in the U.S. government’s review of the sale of Uranium One is utterly baseless,” he added.
    American political campaigns are barred from accepting foreign donations. But foreigners may give to foundations in the United States. In the days since Mrs. Clinton announced her candidacy for president, the Clinton Foundation has announced changes meant to quell longstanding concerns about potential conflicts of interest in such donations; it has limited donations from foreign governments, with many, like Russia’s, barred from giving to all but its health care initiatives. That policy stops short of a more stringent agreement between Mrs. Clinton and the Obama administration that was in effect while she was secretary of state.
    Either way, the Uranium One deal highlights the limits of such prohibitions. The foundation will continue to accept contributions from foreign sources whose interests, like Uranium One’s, may overlap with those of foreign governments, some of which may be at odds with the United States.
    When the Uranium One deal was approved, the geopolitical backdrop was far different from today’s. The Obama administration was seeking to “reset” strained relations with Russia. The deal was strategically important to Mr. Putin, who shortly after the Americans gave their blessing sat down for a staged interview with Rosatom’s chief executive, Sergei Kiriyenko. “Few could have imagined in the past that we would own 20 percent of U.S. reserves,” Mr. Kiriyenko told Mr. Putin.

  • Warren Bonesteel

    Here’s a clue to some of Annenberg’s funding:

    Grants are mostly to left wing causes and orgs.http://www.florafamily.org/grantees.html
    https://www.annenberg.org/what-we-do/grantmaking/interactive-grants-map/?redirected

  • TED

    Amen, Edwin!

    Just another anti-Hillary/anti-Clinton fabrication by the usual wingnuts here!

  • TED

    You’re like your own Halloween fright show!

    (I think you’re probably well beyond preventive care. But, don’t be ashamed to seek help with your problem!)

  • MILES E DRAKE

    This is almost word-for-word the same reply I got last time, with a topical touch of Halloween “you’re a monster” repartee. Otherwise it’s same old “you’re nuts if you deviate from the progressive line”. Well, whatever brings in $15 an hour from Soros and Steyer.

  • mioahu

    NICE TRY libtard…Trump has no russian problem, and you know that already .. but nice projection, since the Trump Russia story was concocted to deflect from the democrats collusion and treason…So let’s get to the REAL facts :
    In a June 2015 letter to Rep. Peter Visclosky, the NRC said it granted RSB Logistics Services an amendment to its export license in 2012 to allow the Kentucky shipping company to export uranium to Canada from various sources — including from a Uranium One site in Wyoming. The NRC said that the export license allowed RSB to ship uranium to a conversion plant in Canada and then back to the United States for further processing.—— AND WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT ?
    Canada must obtain U.S. approval to transfer any U.S. uranium to any country other than the United States, the letter says. ——–IT DOES NOT SAY IF CANADA WAS GRANTED THAT APPROVAL
    “Please be assured that no Uranium One, Inc.-produced uranium has been shipped directly to Russia and the U.S. Government has not authorized any country to re-transfer U.S. uranium to Russia,” the 2015 letter said. —- IT SAYS NONE HAS BEEN SHIPPED DIRECTLY 🙂 ahahAHAHAHHA –MAYBE SHORT STOP IN KAZAKHSTAN ?
    Please comrade !

  • mioahu

    Yeah lying TED, 0 information buddy !

  • edwin

    Never said anything about uranium being shipped to Russia. As far as Trump not having a Russian problem you must have been living on Mars or had your head up your ass. He won’t last another year or resign. What flavor is that Kool aid you have been drinking. Let me get this straight, there is no Trump conclusion but there is a Hillary conclusion. enjoy that Kook Aid

  • edwin

    shouldn’t talk about your wife and mother like that.

  • mioahu

    It’s amazing how you guys just ignore the facts, very sad. So we have NOTHING on the Trump collusion , NOTHING ! and we know Hillary received huge amounts of money from people close to the Uranium deal.. and still in your dead brains you believe the Trump story and ignore crooked Billary………AHAHAHHAHAHA, nice projection comrade. You tried everything, from smearing him before the election, to trying to influence the electors, to trying to get rid of the electoral college, to leaks and appointing a special prosecutor…he still won and he’s still there. Write back to me when he’s out of office. Talk to you in 7 years buddy , unbelievable how stupid you libtards are. In the meantime, we’ll watch some of your buddies go to jail over the uranium deal and the huge bribes that crooked Billary received.

  • edwin

    He will be out of office in 6 months not 7 years. The booboisies who voted for Trump are the morons. Trump, As In Rump Let me begin by telling you, if the title does not make this clear enough, what I think about Donald Trump. I stress that I am not trying to tell you what YOU should think about The Donald; I am merely telling you what I think, how I react to him. I have despised Donald Trump for 35 or 40 years, however long he has been a national figure, and I don’t intend to give this up now, or since he becomes President. Of all of the people who were running for President or dropped out of the race, Donald Trump is absolutely the last one that I would have voted for. I could summarize the reasons for this in five bullet points: (1) I believe that Trump is more interested in what is good for Donald Trump than in what is good for America, not that the same could not be said about many of the other candidates, but it seems to me that this has to be more of a concern in the case of a man who has spent 30 years plastering his name to everything he could put his name on, (2) I don’t think Trump’s background in business prepares him for the challenges of the Presidency, (3) I think Trump’s hard-ass approach to problems, in the Presidency, would be very dangerous for our nation, and might have terrible consequences for all of us, (4) I dislike self-promotion. I intensely dislike self-promotion. Donald Trump is the nation’s most notorious self-promoter—and was, before he decided to run for President. (5) I don’t believe that Trump is sincere in 99% of what he says. I think almost everything he says is either an outright lie, or something he is merely saying because it is convenient for him at the moment. We haven’t had a President since Harry Truman who mocked people, a President who was openly rude and vulgar, and I am not anxious to bring that back to the oval office. Also, although I stress that I don’t know, I doubted that Trump was likely to win the election. I would have like to see the Republicans nominate somebody who could actually run the country, not that I would have necessarily
    voted for him; I would just like to have had better options, just as I would liked to have had better options in buying an automobile or a gallon of milk. I would like to see Chevy produce better automobiles; it doesn’t mean that I’m going to buy a Chevy. I didn’t think that Trump could win, frankly, because I don’t think there were enough morons to elect him. A certain percentage of the American public is just morons; that’s the way it is. When you divide the public in two and then divide the voters in one of those halves among five candidates or more, a candidate can win by dominating the moron vote because it only takes about one-seventh of the total population to take the “lead” under those circumstances. But when you’re talking about needing 51% of the WHOLE population, rather than needing 30% of half of the population, you run out of morons. I hope we will; I hoped Trump would lose because I hoped that he would run out of morons to vote for him. Again, I stress that I am not trying to tell you what you should think about Donald Trump; I am merely telling you what I think about him. Also, I resent the fact that the cable networks have let Trump sucker them into playing his game for the last several months. What the networks want, of course, is to draw viewers. Donald Trump has been a public figure for 40 years and a reality TV star for 20 years, and he is much, much more savvy about attracting viewers than any of the other Republicans who have been seeking the office. Because he is so much better than they are at attracting viewers, the networks had him on, constantly; you can’t get away from the egomaniac son of a bitch. But the networks have done this, oblivious to the consequence. The consequence is that, just as there is an attention effect in Hall of Fame voting, there is an attention effect in political voting. Trump gets a grossly disproportionate share of the attention, and thus a disproportionate share of the idiot vote.

  • mioahu

    Nobody reads your dumb 10 page comment !!! I didn’t. You guys can’t stand that he is dismantling the leftist vet dream of Hussein. I don’t care what you think , I care about the fact that somebody finally stands up leftism, that is a cancer on our society. You need somebody with thick skin to stand up to the stupidity of the left, multiculturalism, attacks on western society. I don ‘t care about him, i care about america remaining america, not a stupid leftist multicultural country, we all see what those other cultures have produced in their own country, why on eart would we want that ? Trump is a tool , an attack dog that was needed to put back the leftist rats where they belong. And again, call me when he’s out of office, after we have rolled back all the “achievements” of the leftist Hussein. Ciao comrade

  • edwin

    Maybe you should read the following this time , your might find out what the left has meant to American society. Or just stick your head back up your a-s.
    According to virtually any conservative today, the government has been just one big liberal establishment. The current extremists that own and operate the GOP are hell bent on destroying anything and everything that even has a hint of liberalism or progressivism in it, even if Republicans helped pass it. So what would America be like without liberals and progressives? Here is a list of programs, legislation, and achievements that we would not have if extreme right wingers had their way. Some items on this list were indeed passed or created by Republicans, but that doesn’t make them conservative achievements. It only means that at one time, Republicans favored liberalism and progressivism or that they were willing to work with Democrats for the common good.
    1. The 40-hour work week.
    2. Weekends
    3. Vacations
    4. Women’s Voting Rights
    5. The Civil Rights Act of 1964
    6. The right of people of all colors to use schools and facilities.
    7. Public schools.
    8. Child-labor laws.
    9. The right to unionize
    10. Health care benefits
    11. National Parks
    12. National Forests
    13. Interstate Highway System
    14. GI Bill
    15. Labor Laws/Worker’s Rights
    16. Marshall Plan
    17. FDA
    18. Direct election of Senators by the people.
    19. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Workplace safety laws
    20. Social Security
    21. NASA
    22. The Office of Congressional Ethics. Created in 2008.
    23. The Internet
    24. National Weather Service
    25. Product Labeling/Truth in Advertising Laws
    26. Rural Electrification/Tennessee Valley Authority
    27. Morrill Land Grant Act
    28. Public Universities
    29. Bank Deposit Insurance
    30. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    31. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    32. Public Broadcasting/Educational Television
    33. Americans With Disabilities Act
    34. Family and Medical Leave Act
    35. Environmental Protection Agency
    36. Clean Air Act
    37. Clean Water Act
    38. USDA
    39. Public Libraries
    40. Transcontinental Railroad and the rail system in general
    41. Civilian Conservation Corps
    42. Panama Canal
    43. Hoover Dam
    44. The Federal Reserve
    45. Medicare
    46. The United States Military
    47. FBI
    48. CIA
    49. Local and state police departments
    50. Fire Departments
    51. Veterans Medical Care
    52. Food Stamps
    53. Federal Housing Administration
    54. Extending Voting Rights to 18 year olds
    55. Freedom of Speech
    56. Freedom of Religion/Separation of Church and State
    57. Right to Due Process
    58. Freedom of The Press
    59. Right to Organize and Protest
    60. Pell Grants and other financial aid to students
    61. Federal Aviation Administration/Airline safety regulations
    62. The 13th Amendment
    63. The 14th Amendment
    64. The 15th Amendment
    65. Unemployment benefits
    66. Women’s Health Services
    67. Smithsonian Institute
    68. Head Start
    69. Americorps
    70. Mine Safety And Health Administration (This has been weakened by conservatives, resulting in recent mining disasters.)
    71. Food Labeling
    72. WIC
    73. Peace Corps
    74. United Nations
    75. World Health Organization
    76. Nuclear Treaties
    77. Lincoln Tunnel
    78. Sulfur emissions cap and trade to eliminate acid rain
    79. Earned Income Tax Credit
    80. The banning of lead in consumer products
    81. National Institute of Health
    82. Garbage pickup/clean streets
    83. Banning of CFCs.
    84. Erie Canal
    85. Medicaid
    86. TARP
    87. Bail Out of the American Auto Industry
    88. Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    89. Wildlife Protection
    90. End of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
    91. Established the basis for Universal Human Rights by writing the Declaration of Independence
    92. Miranda Rights
    93. Banning of torture
    94. The right to a proper defense in court
    95. An independent judiciary
    96. The right to vote
    97. Fair, open, and honest elections
    98. The right to bear arms (Do you really think extreme right wingers would allow anybody besides themselves to have firearms if in power?)
    99. Health care for children and pregnant women
    100. A stable and strong government established by a Constitution
    101. The founding of The United States of America
    102. The defeat of the Nazis and victory in World War II
    103. Paramedics
    104. The Brady Handgun Act
    105. The Glass-Steagall Act (It has since been repealed and we’ve been paying the price for it.)
    106. Oil industry regulations (The Gulf paid the price after conservatives tore many of these regulations down.)
    107. The Affordable Care Act which makes insurance companies more honest and fair.
    108. Woman’s Right to Choose
    109. Title IX
    110. Affirmative Action
    111. A National Currency
    112. National Science Foundation
    113. Weights and measures standards
    114. Vehicle Safety Standards
    115. NATO
    116. The income tax and power to tax in general, which have been used to pay for much of this list.
    117. 911 Emergency system
    118. Tsunami, hurricane, tornado, and earthquake warning systems
    119. Public Transportation
    120. The Freedom of Information Act
    121. Emancipation Proclamation, which ended slavery
    122. Antitrust legislation which prevents corporate monopolies (These laws have been savaged by conservatives, which is why corporations are getting huger and competition is disappearing leading to less jobs and high prices.)
    123. Water Treatment Centers and sewage systems
    124. The Meat Inspection Act
    125. The Pure Food And Drug Act
    126. The Bretton Woods system
    127. International Monetary Fund
    128. SEC, which regulates Wall Street. (Conservatives have weakened this regulatory body, resulting in the current recession.)
    129. National Endowment for the Arts
    130. Campaign finance laws (Conservatives have gutted these laws, leading to corporate takeovers of elections.)
    131. Federal Crop Insurance
    132. United States Housing Authority
    133. Soil Conservation
    134. School Lunch Act
    135. Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act
    136. Vaccination Assistance Act
    137. Over the course of nearly 50 years, liberals contributed greatly to the eventual end of the Cold War.
    138. The creation of counterinsurgency forces such as the Navy Seals and Green Berets.
    139. Voting Rights Act, which ended poll taxes, literacy tests, and other voter qualification tests.
    140. Civil Rights Act of 1968
    141. Job Corps
    142. Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
    143. Teacher Corps
    144. National Endowment for the Humanities
    145. Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966
    146. National Trails System Act of 1968
    147. U.S. Postal Service
    148. Title X
    149. Kept the Union together through Civil War and rebuilt the South afterwards.
    150. Modern Civilization
    It is safe to assume that if the current breed of Republicans had their way, ALL of the above list would have never happened. The fact is, the people need government. Government protects the people from the greedy power hungry hands of the wealthy, especially when liberals are in power. The corporations and extremists that own the Republicans today will always only do what is profitable to themselves, and would also get rid of most of the things on this list. So, the next time a conservative complains about all those “socialist” liberals, remind them of what liberals have accomplished. Any conservative that claims anything on this list as a conservative achievement would be a hypocrite. Conservatives would lead us back to the Dark Ages. Liberals and liberal ideals have time and time again, led the way to a brighter future for everyone.

  • edwin

    A 2 part answer on Obama’s accomplishmentHere is a list of Obama accomplishment with references. Us so called liberals or progressives support policies that benefits the American people where as your beloved right wingers look after the top 1% If you’re one of those folks who thinks President Obama is a “disappointment,” you haven’t been paying attention the last few years. And

    those of you who try to draw comparisons with the Bush Administration should put away the hallucinogens and have your memory checked. If you were in a coma for the eight Bush Years, I apologize and forgive you. But please join the real world. So far, this president has done most of what he said he would do if elected; imagine what he could have done by now if progressives had supported him and not given him a Congress that doesn’t look at him as if he’s the demon seed.
    Not only is Obama NOT a “disappointment,” he’s pretty much the opposite.
    Not only is he NOT a “disappointment,” he’s pretty much the opposite. And no, I don’t just say that because he took out Osama bin Laden, helped Libya determine their own destiny for the first time in a while, and because he seems able to handle international incidents without starting a new war. The guy does nearly everything we elect a president to do, and he doesn’t brag about it constantly.
    Is he perfect? No, he’s human. Does he deserve some criticism? I suppose, but I must admit I haven’t seen any complaints that were of based on anything having to do with the real world. One I can’t forgive him for is pulling Janet Napolitano out of Arizona. But the thing is, on balance, he’s mostly stellar. Besides, criticism about certain specific problems is one thing; taking on an overall “Obama sucks” meme not only has the potential to put Willard Romney into power, it’s also a lie. Just because you wanted a president who would give you a glitter-farting unicorn and didn’t quite get that doesn’t mean he’s not doing well at the job we hired him for.
    What follows is a PARTIAL list of Obama’s accomplishments so far. Unlike many such lists, there is a link to a citation supporting every single one.
    Legislative Prowess.
    Despite the characterizations of some, Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office. Though he is often cited as superior to Obama, President Lyndon Johnson’s success rate in 1965 was only 93%. http://n.pr/i3d7cY
    Fiscal Responsibility.
    Within days after taking office, Obama signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse. http://1.usa.gov/dUvbu5
    Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money. http://n.pr/hcgBn1
    On his first full day, he froze White House salaries. http://on.msnbc.com/ewJUIx
    He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending. http://www.cio.gov
    He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems, and also signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting system. http://bit.ly/hOw1t1 http://bit.ly/fz8GAd
    Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. http://bit.ly/hwKhKa
    Improving the Economy, Preventing Depression.
    Obama pushed through and signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as “the stimulus package,” despite the fact that not one Republican voted for that bill. In addition, he launched recovery.gov, so that taxpayers could track spending from the Act. http://1.usa.gov/ibiFSs http://1.usa.gov/e3BJMk
    In his first year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and stimulated the economy 3.5%. http://reut.rs/i46CEE
    Obama completed the massive TARP financial and banking rescue plan, and recovered virtually all of its costs. http://1.usa.gov/eA5jVS http://bit.ly/eCNrD6
    He created the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan. http://1.usa.gov/goy6zl
    Obama oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush did in eight years. http://bit.ly/hrrnjY
    He oversaw a bailout of General Motors that saved at least 1.4 million jobs, and put pressure on the company to change its practices, resulting in GM returning to its place as the top car company in the world. http://lat.ms/zIJuQx
    Obama also doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership which is designed to improve manufacturing efficiency. http://bit.ly/eYD4nf
    He signed the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act giving the federal government more tools to investigate and prosecute fraud in every corner of the financial system. It also created a bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to investigate the financial fraud that led to the economic meltdown. http://abcn.ws/g18Fe7
    Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which was designed to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive credit card practices. http://1.usa.gov/gIaNcS
    He increased infrastructure spending after years of neglect. http://bit.ly/f77aOw
    Obama signed the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, expanding on the Making Home Affordable Program to help millions of Americans avoid preventable foreclosures. The bill also provided $2.2 billion to help combat homelessness, and to stabilize the housing market. http://bit.ly/eEpLFn
    Through the Worker, Home Ownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, Obama and Congressional Democrats provided tax credits to first-time home buyers, which helped the U.S. housing market recovery. http://bit.ly/dZgXXw http://bit.ly/gORYfL
    He initiated a $15 billion plan designed to encourage increased lending to small businesses.
    http://1.usa.gov/eu0u0b
    Obama created business.gov, which allows for online collaboration between small businesses and experts re managing a business. (The program has since merged with SBA.gov.) http://www.business.gov
    He played a lead role in getting the G-20 Summit to commit to a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis. http://nyti.ms/gHlgp5
    Obama took steps to improve minority access to capital. http://bit.ly/f9xVE7
    He created a $60 billion bank to fund infrastructure improvements such as roads and bridges. http://bit.ly/e1SSaQ
    He implemented an auto industry rescue plan, and saved as many as 1 million jobs. http://bit.ly/ibhpxr Many are of the opinion that he saved the entire auto industry, and even the economy of the entire Midwest. http://bit.ly/gj7mt5
    Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Obama saved at least 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors that would have otherwise been lost. http://1.usa.gov/ez30Dc
    Obama dismantled the Minerals Management Service, thereby moving forward to cut ties between energy companies and the government. http://nyti.ms/bw1MLu
    He provided funding to states and the Department of Homeland Security to save thousands of police and firefighter jobs from being cut during the recession. http://bit.ly/g0IKWR
    He used recovered TARP money to fund programs at local housing finance agencies in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Michigan. http://on.msnbc.com/i1i8eV
    Obama crafted an Executive order establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans. http://bit.ly/eyqsNE
    Wall Street Reforms and Consumer Protection.
    Obama ordered 65 executives who took bailout money to cut their own pay until they paid back all bailout money. http://huff.to/eAi9Qq
    He pushed through and got passed Dodd-Frank, one of the largest and most comprehensive Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression. http://bit.ly/hWCPg0 http://bit.ly/geHpcD
    Dodd-Frank also included the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau http://1.usa.gov/j5onG
    Obama made it so that banks could no longer use YOUR money to invest in high-risk financial instruments that work against their own customers’ interests. http://bit.ly/fnTayj
    He supported the concept of allowing stockholders to vote on executive compensation. http://bit.ly/fnTayj
    Obama wholly endorsed and supported the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 that would close offshore tax avoidance loopholes. http://bit.ly/esOdfB http://bit.ly/eG4DPM
    He made a deal with Swiss banks that permits the US government to gain access to the records of criminals and tax evaders. http://bit.ly/htfDgw
    He established a Consumer Protection Financial Bureau designed to protect consumers from financial sector excesses. http://bit.ly/fnTayj
    Obama oversaw and then signed the most sweeping food safety legislation since the Great Depression. http://thedc.com/gxkCtP
    Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination.
    Obama advocated for and signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which made it a federal crime to assault anyone based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. http://bit.ly/gsMSJ7
    He pushed through, signed and demanded the Pentagon enact a repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that forced soldiers to lie to fight for their country, and put our troops at risk by disqualifying many qualified soldiers from helping. http://bit.ly/fdahuH http://bit.ly/mZV4Pz
    Obama appointed Kareem Dale as the first ever Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy. http://1.usa.gov/fi5IY0
    Helped Congress pass and signed the Civil Rights History Act. http://bit.ly/th0JC8
    He extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. http://1.usa.gov/g2RLCj
    Obama has appointed more openly gay officials than anyone in history. http://bit.ly/g1lA7D
    He issued a Presidential Memorandum reaffirming the rights of gay couples to make medical decisions for each other. http://1.usa.gov/aUueGT
    He established a White House Council on Women and Girls http://1.usa.gov/rFfqMM
    He signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers. This was after the GOP blocked the bill in 2007. Only 5 Republican Senators voted for the bill. http://bit.ly/fT3Cxg
    Obama wrote and signed an Executive Order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies evaluate the effect of their policies and programs on women and families. http://bit.ly/e1puTk
    He expanded funding for the Violence Against Women Act. http://1.usa.gov/dSbI0x
    Under Obama’s watch, National Labor Relations Board has issued final rules that require all employers to prominently post employees’ rights where all employees or prospective employees can see it, including websites and intranets, beginning November 2011. http://1.usa.gov/qu2EhQ
    Fighting Poverty.
    Obama provided a $20 billion increase for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps). http://nyti.ms/gfLqyM
    He signed an Executive Order that established the White House Office of Urban Affairs. http://wapo.st/eWECA8
    Improved Foreign Relations and American Status Abroad.
    Obama visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any previous president during his first six months in office. http://bit.ly/hZycda
    As he promised, he gave a speech at a major Islamic forum in Cairo early in his administration. http://nyti.ms/dKvY4g
    He did much to restore America’s reputation around the world as a global leader that does the “right thing” in world affairs, at least according to the rest of the planet. http://bit.ly/h743y7 http://bit.ly/ho4TCr
    He re-established and reinforced our partnership with NATO and other allies on strategic international issues. http://1.usa.gov/e7QuDj
    Closed a number of secret detention facilities. http://nyti.ms/rpUc9l
    Obama improved relations with Middle East countries by appointing special envoys. http://1.usa.gov/tiGAGe
    He pushed for military to emphasize development of foreign language skills. http://bit.ly/AxUCLV
    Offered $400 million to the people living in Gaza, called on both Israel and the Palestinians to stop inciting violence. http://bit.ly/9axfWh
    He refused to give Israel the green light to attack Iran over their possible nuclear program. http://bit.ly/xVmSZK
    He worked to make donations to Haiti tax-deductible in 2009. http://huff.to/6YkAVY
    He established a new U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. http://1.usa.gov/eX28DP
    Issued Executive Order blocking interference and helping to stabilize Somalia. http://1.usa.gov/hxdf8U
    He established new, more reasonable policies in our relations with Cuba, such as allowing Cuban-Americans to visit their families and send money to support them. http://n.pr/hY3Kwa http://nyti.ms/emQBde
    He ordered the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. It was Republicans (and a smattering of Democrats) who prevented him from following through. http://bit.ly/eW6CVF
    Obama ordered a review of our detention and interrogation policy, and prohibited the use of torture, or what Bush called “enhanced interrogation.” He ordered interrogators to limit their actions to the Army Field manual. http://bit.ly/g6MTuC
    he ordered all secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere to be closed. http://bbc.in/h6N9ax
    He released the Bush torture memos. http://bit.ly/hWJ5z0
    On his second day in office, he signed a detailed Executive Order that banned torture, reversed all Bush torture policies, and put the United States in compliance with the Geneva Convention. http://1.usa.gov/dL6Zve http://nyti.ms/hzWWys
    In response to the emerging “Arab Spring,” he created a Rapid Response fund, to assist emerging democracies with foreign aid, debt relief, technical assistance and investment packages in order to show that the United States stands with them. http://bit.ly/zfmGv9
    Passed the Iran Sanctions Act, to prevent war, and to encourage Iran to give up their nuclear program. http://1.usa.gov/wLtNjb
    Ended the Iraq War. http://tgr.ph/ru0tyS
    He authorized and oversaw a secret mission by SEAL Team Six to rescue two hostages held by Somali pirates. http://bit.ly/y8c9Fz
    Better Approach to “Defense.”
    Obama created a comprehensive new strategy for dealing with the international nuclear threat. http://1.usa.gov/gDX1nE
    He authorized a $1.4 billion reduction in Star Wars program in 2010. http://1.usa.gov/gLFZl2
    He restarted nuclear nonproliferation talks and built up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols to where they had been before Bush. http://lat.ms/gkcl3i
    He signed and pushed to ratification a new SALT Treaty. http://bit.ly/f3JVtw
    Negotiated and signed a new START Treaty that will last until at least 2021. http://1.usa.gov/cI1bC4
    Through the Defense Authorization Act, he reversed the Bush Administration and committed to no permanent military bases in Iraq. http://bit.ly/hk73OJ
    He developed the first comprehensive strategy with regard to Afghanistan and Pakistan designed to facilitate the defeat of al Qaeda and the withdrawal of most troops, as well as the rebuilding of Afghanistan. http://wapo.st/ee4Xcs
    He returned our focus to Afghanistan, stabilized the country, and began the process of withdrawing our troops. http://bit.ly/lNXUna
    Fulfilled campaign promise and ended our involvement in Iraq, and will complete full troop withdrawal before Christmas 2011. http://onforb.es/nTUk4Z
    He took steps to severely weaken al Qaeda and limited their ability to terrorize the world. http://yhoo.it/n5lXs6
    He negotiated and signed a nuclear nonproliferation treaty with India. http://1.usa.gov/aHp0Cn
    He took decisive action to use NATO to limit the slaughter of innocents in Libya, so that the Libyan people could topple a despotic government and determine their own fate. http://aje.me/qAh4Sj
    Treating Soldiers and Veterans with Respect
    He made sure that families of fallen soldiers could be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB, by providing funding for it. He also ended the media blackout on coverage of the return of fallen soldiers.http://nyti.ms/glqN66 http://bbc.in/gWSSkA
    He funded Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an extra $1.4 billion to improve veterans’ services. http://1.usa.gov/huhqfo
    He provided the troops with better body armor. http://bit.ly/hzSv2h
    Created the Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program for military personnel, in order to improve the quality of their medical care. http://1.usa.gov/f4yaxW
    He put an end to the Bush-era stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan beyond their enlistment date. (personal note: my son will be in harm’s way for six fewer months with Obama as president, so you know I love this one). http://nyti.ms/e2YQ7Q
    He supported and signed the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, which made more money available to enable better medical care for veterans. http://1.usa.gov/fN4ur1
    He ushered through the largest spending increase in 30 years for the Department of Veterans Affairs for improved medical facilities, and to assist states in acquiring or constructing state nursing homes and extended care facilities. http://1.usa.gov/gY8O3x
    He created the Green Vet Initiative, which provided special funding to the Labor Department to provide veterans with training in green jobs. http://bit.ly/epwUQY
    He oversaw a $4.6 billion expansion of the Veterans Administration budget to pay for more mental health professionals. http://bit.ly/gjzTxX
    Education.
    He has repeatedly increased funding for student financial aid, and at the same time cut the banks completely out of the process. http://bit.ly/gYWd30 http://bit.ly/e9c7Dr http://bit.ly/eEzTNq
    Completely reformed the student loan program, to make it possible for students to refinance at a lower rate. http://nyti.ms/dMvHOt
    Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , he invested heavily in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. http://1.usa.gov/gGRIAr This includes a major expansion of broadband availability in K-12 schools nationwide http://bit.ly/fNDcj3 , as well as an expansion in school construction. http://bit.ly/fYwNrV
    Also through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he put $5 billion into early education, including Head Start. http://1.usa.gov/tzT2Rr
    Signed the Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as GI Bill 2.0 http://bit.ly/hPhG7J
    He oversaw expansion of the Pell Grants program, to expand opportunity for low-income students to go to college. http://bit.ly/hI6tXzs

  • edwin

    pt 2 more of Obama’s accomplishment that you don’t like, like your retard buddy Trump.. He’s restored federal agencies such as FEMA to the point that they have been able to manage a huge number of natural disasters successfully. http://bit.ly/h8Xj7z
    Authorized Navy SEALS to successfully secure the release of a US captain held by Somali pirates and increased patrols off the Somali coast. http://nyti.ms/efBO7B
    Has repeatedly beefed up border security http://bit.ly/mMYB4i
    Ordered and oversaw the Navy SEALS operation that killed Osama bin Laden. http://bit.ly/jChpgw
    Science, Technology and Health Care.
    He created a Presidential Memorandum to restore scientific integrity in government decision-making.
    http://1.usa.gov/g2SDuw
    Opened up the process for fast-tracking patent approval for green energy projects. http://bit.ly/j0KV2U
    He eliminated the Bush-era restrictions on embryonic stem cell research. He also provided increased federal support for biomedical and stem cell research. http://bit.ly/h36SSO http://ti.me/edezge
    Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he committed more federal funding, about $18 billion, to support non-defense science and research labs. http://nyti.ms/fTs9t7
    He signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first comprehensive attempt to improve the lives of Americans living with paralysis. http://bit.ly/fOi2rb
    He expanded the Nurse-Family Partnership program, which provides home visits by trained registered nurses to low-income expectant mothers and their families, to cover more first-time mothers. http://bit.ly/jRRRJc
    His EPA reversed research ethics standards which allowed humans to be used as “guinea pigs” in tests of the effects of chemicals, to comply with numerous codes of medical ethics. http://bit.ly/bKgqdS
    Conducted a cyberspace policy review. http://1.usa.gov/gmbdvC
    Provided financial support for private sector space programs. http://bit.ly/fn8ucr
    He oversaw enhanced earth mapping, to provide valuable data for agricultural, educational, scientific, and government use. http://bit.ly/dNTRyP
    He ushered through a bill that authorized the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products. http://on.msnbc.com/fiKViB As a result, the FDA has Ordered Tobacco Companies to Disclose Cigarette Ingredients and banned sale of cigarettes falsely labeled as “light.”
    Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he provided $500 million for Health Professions Training Programs. http://bit.ly/ecQSgA
    He also increased funding for community-based prevention programs. http://bit.ly/frMPG3
    He oversaw a 50% decrease in cost of prescription drugs for seniors. http://bit.ly/e5b1iq http://1.usa.gov/fVNkt9
    He eliminated the Bush-era practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug companies on price. http://bit.ly/fOkG5b
    Two weeks after taking office, he signed the Children’s Health Insurance Re-authorization Act, which increased the number of children covered by health insurance by 4 million. http://bit.ly/fDEzGv
    He held a quick press conference, and urged Congress to investigate Anthem Blue Cross for raising premiums 39% without explanation. Rep. Waxman responded by launching a probe, and Anthem Blue Cross put the increase on hold for two months. http://yhoo.it/e8Tj9C
    Ushered through and signed the Affordable Health Care Act, which expanded health insurance coverage to 30 million more people, and ended many common insurance company practices that are often detrimental to those with coverage. He also established http://www.healthcare.gov/
    Through the Affordable Health Care Act, he allowed children to be covered under their parents’ policy until they turned 26. http://nyti.ms/fNB26V
    Through the Affordable Health Care Act, he provided tax breaks to allow 3.5 million small business to provide health insurance to their employees, and 29 million people will receive tax breaks to help them afford health insurance. http://nyti.ms/fNB26V
    Through the Affordable Health Care Act, he expanded Medicaid to those making up to 133% of the federal poverty level. http://nyti.ms/ekMWpo
    Through the Affordable Health Care Act, health insurance companies now have to disclose how much of your premium actually goes to pay for patient care. http://nyti.ms/fNB26V
    Provisions in Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act have already resulted in Medicare costs actually declining slightly this fiscal year, for the first time in many years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Last year’s increase was 4%. Compare that to the average 12% annual inflation rate during the previous 40 years. http://1.usa.gov/oMxpTh
    Strengthening the Middle Class and Families
    Obama worked to provide affordable, high-quality child care to working families. http://bit.ly/fNfidS
    He cracked down on companies that were previously denying sick pay, vacation and health insurance, and Social Security and Medicare tax payments through abuse of the employee classification of independent contractor. http://nyti.ms/fOGLcj
    Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , he cut taxes for 95% of America’s working families. http://bit.ly/eSEI4F
    Under Obama, tax rates for average working families are the lowest they’ve been since 1950. http://bit.ly/f74pD8
    He extended and fully funded the patch for the Alternative Minimum Tax for 10 years. http://bit.ly/eFeSdP
    He extended discounted COBRA health coverage for the unemployed from 9 months to 15 months, and he’s extended unemployment benefits several times. http://aol.it/evtVxD http://nyti.ms/emrqKJ http://bit.ly/hOtIpg http://bit.ly/fTT7kz
    Environment and Energy.
    He fast-tracked regulations to allow states to enact federal fuel efficiency standards that were above federal standards. http://nyti.ms/e8e94x
    He fast-tracked increased fuel economy standards for vehicles beginning with the 2011 model year. It was the first time such standards had been increased in a decade. http://politi.co/hiaPKM
    He oversaw the establishment of an Energy Partnership for the Americas, which creates more markets for American-made biofuels and green energy technologies. http://bit.ly/lZp73y
    His EPA reversed a Bush-era decision to allow the largest mountaintop removal project in US history. http://bit.ly/lP3yEL
    He ordered the Department of Energy to implement more aggressive efficiency standards for common household appliances. http://1.usa.gov/g3MTbu
    He ordered energy plants to prepare to produce at least 15% of all energy through renewable resources like wind and solar, by 2021. http://reut.rs/fV155p (As you can see, Republicans are trying hard to kill it.)
    He oversaw the creation of an initiative that converts old factories and manufacturing centers into new clean technology centers. http://bit.ly/mjnq2R
    Obama bypassed Republican opposition in Congress and ordered EPA to begin regulating and measuring carbon emissions. http://bit.ly/froaP5
    His EPA ruled that CO2 is a pollutant. http://bit.ly/iQTSNN
    He doubled federal spending on clean energy research. http://bit.ly/iN0sCE
    He pushed through a tax credit to help people buy plug-in hybrid cars. http://bit.ly/j8UP5Y
    He created a program to develop renewable energy projects on the waters of our Outer Continental Shelf that will produce electricity from wind, wave, and ocean currents. http://1.usa.gov/fgfRWq
    Obama reengaged in the climate change and greenhouse gas emissions agreements talks, and even proposed one himself. He also addressed the U.N. Climate Change Conference, officially reversing the Bush-era stance that climate change was a “hoax.” http://bit.ly/dX6Vj3 http://bit.ly/fE2PxK http://nyti.ms/hfeqvv
    He fully supported the initial phase of the creation of a legally binding treaty to reduce mercury emissions worldwide. http://bit.ly/eJ6QOO
    He required states to provide incentives to utilities to reduce their energy consumption. http://bit.ly/lBhk7P
    Following Bush’s eight year reign, he reengaged in a number of treaties and agreements designed to protect the Antarctic. http://bit.ly/fzQUFO
    Created tax write-offs for purchases of hybrid automobiles, and later he and Democrats morphed that program into one that includes electric cars. http://bit.ly/glCukV
    Mandated that federal government fleet purchases be for fuel-efficient American vehicles, and encouraged that federal agencies support experimental, fuel-efficient vehicles. http://bit.ly/h5KZqy http://1.usa.gov/fLWq5c http://1.usa.gov/hmUSbk
    Obama oversaw and pushed through an amendment to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 authorizing advances from Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. http://1.usa.gov/yTRYVo
    He also actively tried to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to eliminate the liability limits for those companies responsible for large oil spills. http://nyti.ms/bxjDi3
    He initiated Criminal and Civil inquiries into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. http://nyti.ms/bVuB7a
    Through Obama’s EPA, he asserted federal legal supremacy, and barred Texas from authorizing new refinery permits on its own. http://bit.ly/ww8eMd
    He strengthened the Endangered Species Act. http://bit.ly/hscjsH
    His EPA improved boiler safety standards to improve air quality, and save 6500 lives per year. http://bit.ly/jYH7nt
    Through the EPA, he took steps to severely limit the use of antibiotics in livestock feed, to increase their efficacy in humans. http://bit.ly/fBuWd2
    Obama increased funding for National Parks and Forests by 10% http://bit.ly/fbJPjY
    He announced greatly improved commercial fuel efficiency standards. http://1.usa.gov/oQiC1K
    He announced the development of a huge increase in average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg to 35.5mpg starting in 2016 and 54.5 starting in 2025 http://1.usa.gov/qtghsW
    Other Stuff.
    Obama has expanded trade agreements to include stricter labor and environmental agreements such as NAFTA. http://bit.ly/etznpY
    He oversaw funding of the design of a new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History, which is scheduled to open on the National Mall in 2015. He protected the funding during the recent budget negotiations. http://on.fb.me/fD0EVO http://bit.ly/ff5Luv
    Oversaw and passed increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. http://bit.ly/dFb8qF
    Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic Justice in the court’s history, and the women represent only the third and fourth women to serve on the court, out of a total of 112 justices. http://huff.to/eOChg6 http://bit.ly/i02wgP
    He appointed the most diverse Cabinet in history, including more women than any other incoming president. http://bit.ly/dX6vNB
    He eliminated federal funding for abstinence-only education, and he rescinded the global gag rule. http://bit.ly/eCFAI1 http://bit.ly/f92drF
    Obama loosened the rules and allowed the 14 states that legalized medical marijuana to regulate themselves without federal interference. http://huff.to/eQfa7j
    His FDA banned the use of antibiotics in livestock production. http://bit.ly/jUjLzo
    Obama ushered through and signed national service legislation, increasing funding for national service groups, including triple the size of the Americorps program. http://bit.ly/idgQH5

  • NoUsurpers

    FactCheck.org was a major player in the con job on Obama’s “short form”- an ostensible birth record that lacked key identifiers- a birth hospital and an attending physician’s signature. A slick, lawyered-up statement from Hawaii Governor Lingle’s aide, Chiyome Fukino, meekly said the document resembled a state birth record. The Obama slavish press, after Donald Trump bravely arm-twisted Obama into producing a long form, never bothered to ask why he didn’t have a long form to present back in 2008. No one even suggested a forensics scrub might be in order, given this long lapse. FactCheck.org– indeed, my behind!

  • LudicrousSextus

    I’m still cracking up over ‘Father’s Race’ listed as ‘African’.

    Africa is a continent…not a race…

  • LudicrousSextus

    Pretty obviously you’re enough of a Hillary pimp to spend your time defending her career criminal life.

    Got any idea what the ‘odds’ on that first cattle futures deal was? A trillion to one.

    Hillary is as ethical as the average prostitute. Make that below average…

  • edwin

    Ok big mouth what has she been charged with, what has she been convicted of , just a lot of conspiracy bullshit spread around by the right wing for 30 years and nothing. That’s all you right wingers know how to do is spread around enougth lies and conspiracys, and hope enough people believe you to destroy another person. You are all a bunch of sick SOB’S

  • Disgusted with the GOP

    The witch belongs in jail! She is not above the law!

  • Disgusted with the GOP

    Edwin go to a quiet place, you just made a fool of yourself

  • edwin

    All of what?

  • edwin

    guilty of what? Please elaborate

  • edwin

    Please elaborate and I will try to address what ever you are talking about.

  • Austinniceguy

    I’ll keep it VERY simple for the idiots of the left who supported her even though you had been told she stole the nomination. It won’t EVER matter what they do or do not charge that fat tub of sh*t with, the greatest news here is that she will NEVER be president of this great country and that’s enough for me. LMAO!!!

  • edwin

    Hillary was one of the best qualified person to ever run for the Presidency. So you supported that piece of shit Trump which tells me you are of the same moral character as he is. “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump told New York Magazine back in 2002. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”
    Before Trump and his supporters talks about anybody’s infidelities and that the fact he has been married 3 times along with two of his top advisers that have also been married 3 times and all 3 committed adultery in the process. He should also get ahead of this report which could really bury him.
    The parties were held at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Jeffrey Epstein. Each of the parties had other minor females and a number of guests of Mr. Epstein, including Defendant Donald Trump at four of the parties I attended. I understood that both Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein knew I was 13 years old.
    Defendant Trump had sexual contact with me at four different parties in the summer of 1994. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied me to a bed, exposed himself to me, and then proceeded to forcibly rape me. During the course of this savage sexual attack, I loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but he did not. Defendant Trump responded to my pleas by violently striking me in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted,
    Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened me that, were I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not killed.
    he filing also included a statement from “Tiffany Doe” (i.e., the woman referenced in plaintiff’s statement above who brought her to the parties) attesting that:
    I personally witnessed four sexual encounters that the Plaintiff was forced to have with Mr. Trump during this period, including the fourth of these encounters where Mr. Trump forcibly raped her despite her pleas to stop.
    I personally witnessed the one occasion where Mr. Trump forced the Plaintiff and a 12-year-old female named Maria [to] perform oral sex on Mr. Trump and witnessed his physical abuse of both minors when they finished the act.
    It was my job to personally witness and supervise encounters between the underage girls that Mr. Epstein hired and his guests.
    A video reportedly featuring “Katie Johnson” (her identity hidden through the use of facial pixilation, a long blonde wig, and an electronic voice distorter) appeared online, in which she graphically described giving Donald Trump a hand job and being raped by him:

  • Austinniceguy

    Wow what an absolutely idiotic post from you. You COMPLETELY wasted your useless time posting your garbage. Once I read the first line I couldn’t help but laugh and stop reading. The fact is she’ll NEVER be known as anything but the useless, worthless, wash-up old has-been she was born to be. ROTFFLMFAO!!!!

  • edwin

    You didn’t deny your and Trump’s immorality. the shoe must have fit. As far as Hillary,
    as far as I know, Hillary has not been guilty or charged with anything. But it hasn’t stopped the right spreading the crap this woman has had to endure for over 30 years. Kind of sad when you think that republicans have invested over $80 million dollars of taxpayer money into discrediting the Clintons.
    The right wing seems to take as gospel right wing comment from People like Judge
    Napolitano, Political insider to just mention a couple of
    hundreds. 95% lies and distortions. “scrutiny” is not
    even the right word. That implies a degree of
    thoughtfulness. What they’re doing is mindlessly repeating
    any hackneyed accusation that comes up without bothering to
    question it’s veracity.
    Anybody heard of the Clinton Scandal
    Paradox, for lack of a better word? It’s a form of
    cognitive dissonance that infects many Bubble People. Let me
    explain it.
    There is a small minority of gullible nonthinkers and
    confused conspiracy theorists who believe that Hillary Clinton is guilty of some ethereal set of crimes or unethical behavior. They are unable to articulate
    what the crimes are because they only exist in a muddled state of
    chaos in their confused imaginations. They were implanted by
    right-wing propagandists and their media accomplices. I realize that, to confused conservatives, nothing needs to
    make sense, logic is turned upside down, common sense is the
    first thing thrown out the window, and trying to reconcile
    actual facts with the confusion that they live with on a
    daily basis is not exactly a priority.
    Here’s a CHALLENGE. How do you nonthinkers rationalize the
    fact that there is not now, and never has been, any proof
    that Hillary Clinton is guilty of any of the crimes and
    unethical behavior that YOU have allowed yourselves to be
    brainwashed into believing by your idiotic right-wing idols?
    Don’t be mindless sheep and go rebleating the right wing
    lies and disinformation that you have been brainwashed to
    believe. They are NOT PROOF!!!!! I ask for PROOF, not the
    lies and disinformation, itself.
    A day after endorsing Hillary Clinton for president – and
    hours before Clinton and Trump will face off in the first of
    three presidential debates – the New York Times has
    published an editorial warning Americans of the potentially
    disastrous consequences of a Donald Trump presidency. The
    Times, which on Sunday called Trump “the worst nominee put
    forward by a major party in modern American history,” makes
    its case simply by presenting facts about Trump’s record: He
    has encouraged violence against his opponent, admires
    demagogue Vladimir Putin and advocates water boarding
    those
    suspected of committing terrorism, though it is an
    international war crime. Though he promotes the image of
    being a successful businessman, Trump has “a record rife

    with bankruptcies and sketchy ventures,” like Trump

    University, which is being investigated for fraud, and he

    may be in violation of U.S. tax law by taking over

    $250,000

    from the Trump Foundation to pay for his own legal fees.

    Trump constantly contradicts himself and spreads

    misinformation, frequently disparages people of color,

    immigrants, and women, and supports xenophobic and racist

    policies like stop-and-frisk and a ban on Muslims.

    As the Times writes, Trump will be an “agent of change,” but

    voters must ask themselves: of what kind?:

    “ There can be little doubt of that. But voters should be

    asking themselves if Mr. Trump will deliver the kind of

    change they want. Starting a series of trade wars is a

    recipe for recession, not for new American jobs. Blowing a

    hole in the deficit by cutting taxes for the wealthy will

    not secure Americans’ financial future, and alienating our

    allies won’t protect our security. Mr. Trump has also said

    he will get rid of the new national health insurance system

    that millions now depend on, without saying how he would replace it.

    The list goes on: He would scuttle the financial reforms and

    consumer protections born of the Great Recession. He would

    upend the Obama administration’s progress on the

    environment, vowing to “cancel the Paris climate

    agreement” on global warming. He would return to the use

    of waterboarding, a torture method, in violation of

    international treaty law. He has blithely called for

    reconsideration of Japan’s commitment not to develop

    nuclear weapons. He favors a national campaign of “stop

    and frisk” policing, which has been ruled

    unconstitutional. He has blessed the National Rifle

    Association’s ambition to arm citizens to engage in what

    he imagines would be defensive “shootouts” with gunmen.

    He has so coarsened our politics that he remains a contender

    for the presidency despite musing about his opponent as a

    gunshot target.

    The Times is hoping to convince independents and undecided

    voters not only that a Trump presidency would be

    unfathomably bad for this country but that Clinton is

    uniquely well-qualified for the job. In Sunday’s endorsement

    of Clinton, the Times wrote:

    “ But this endorsement would also be an empty exercise if

    it merely affirmed the choice of Clinton supporters. We’re

    aiming instead to persuade those of you who are hesitating

    to vote for Mrs. Clinton – because you are reluctant to vote

    for a Democrat, or for another Clinton, or for a candidate

    who might appear, on the surface, not to offer change from

    an establishment that seems indifferent and a political

    system that seems broken.

    Running down the other guy won’t suffice to make that

    argument. The best case for Hillary Clinton cannot be, and

    is not, that she isn’t Donald Trump.

    The best case is, instead, about the challenges this country

    faces, and Mrs. Clinton’s capacity to rise to them.

  • Austinniceguy

    Blah, blah, blah, blah. You’re an idiot and that walking tub of corrupt pig excrement you voted for and continue to support will NEVER be anything more than a washed up, useless, worthless old has-been. You can call her lots of things but the ONE thing you will NEVER call that POS will be madam President. I love that you waste your time posting your garbage then I don’t wasted my time reading any of it, it shows how desperately sad you are under OUR President Trump. LMAO!!!!!

  • edwin

    You are a sick person if you support Trump and you have no right to spread your lies about Clinton. There are no fact supporting she is guilty of anything. First the Hacker pleaded guilty to a crime that nobody could find he had committed. As this article points out at best the so called email scandal is a rules violation at best says the IG. The only way the Republications can win is destroy Clinton. They have been trying for decades with lies and mis information.
    FACT: None Of The Emails Sent To Clinton Were Labeled As “Classified” Or “Top Secret”
    FACT: Emails Originated In State Dept. System, And Questions About Retroactive Classification Would Have Occurred Regardless Of Clinton’s Server Use
    FACT: Experts Have Debunked Any Comparison Between Clinton’s Email Use And David Petraeus’ Crimes
    FACT: IG Referral To Justice Department Was Not Criminal, And FBI Isn’t Targeting Clinton Herself
    Intelligence Community IG Says Two Emails From Clinton’s Server Should Be Marked “Top Secret”
    Intelligence Community Inspector General Says Two Emails From Clinton’s Server Contain “Top Secret” Information. The inspector general for the Intelligence Community (ICIG), I. Charles McCullough, reportedly informed leaders of key congressional oversight committees that two classified emails previously discovered on Clinton’s server contain top secret information. As McClatchy reported:
    The inspector general for the Intelligence Community notified senior members of Congress that two of four classified emails discovered on the server Clinton maintained at her New York home contained material deemed to be in one of the highest security classifications – more sensitive than previously known.
    The notice came as the State Department inspector general’s office acknowledged that it is reviewing the use of “personal communications hardware and software” by Clinton’s former top aides after requests from Congress. [McClatchy DC, 8/11/15]
    State Department: It Remains Unclear Whether Material In Two Emails Should Be Retroactively Classified. NBC noted that the State Department is still working with the intelligence community to determine whether the information in the two emails should in fact be labeled as classified:
    Clinton aides have maintained that nothing on her server was classified at the time she saw it, suggesting that classified messages were given the label after the fact.
    John Kirby, a spokesman for the State Department, said that was the case with two emails, adding that it remained unclear “whether, in fact, this material is actually classified.”

    “Department employees circulated these emails on unclassified systems in 2009 and 2011, and ultimately some were forwarded to Secretary Clinton,” Kirby said Tuesday. “They were not marked as classified.” [NBC News, 8/12/15]
    MYTH: Clinton Received Emails Marked As “Top Secret”
    Fox Anchor Bret Baier: “‘Top Secret’ Was Marked On The Emails” Sent To Clinton. During the August 11 edition of Special Report, host Bret Baier claimed that “‘top secret’ was marked on the emails” that Clinton received during her time as secretary of state:
    MIKE EMANUEL: The breaking news of the hour is that the intelligence inspector general has told top lawmakers on Capitol Hill that two of those four classified emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal server were top secret in nature. And they’re still studying the other two to figure out what the relevant classification should be. Bret?
    BRET BAIER: ‘Top secret’ marked on the emails. FBI inquiry obviously already ongoing to classified information improperly stored, they said, on her private server. And also, Mike, a thumb drive held by her attorney?
    EMANUEL: Well that’s absolutely correct. All of her emails have been stored by her personal attorney. And a lot of folks on Capitol Hill have been asking, why is that still out there? Why is that not controlled by the intelligence community or by the State department, this existing in the possession of a personal attorney. And so lots more questions on Capitol Hill and throughout the intelligence community this evening. [Fox News, Special Report, 8/11/15]
    NBC’s Andrea Mitchell: ICIG “Contradicted Clinton’s Repeated Claim That Nothing On Those Private Emails Was Classified.” On the August 12 edition of NBC’s Today, Andrea Mitchell argued that the ICIG’s statement “contradicted” Clinton’s “repeated past denials”:
    ANDREA MITCHELL: More controversy for Hillary Clinton today indeed. Despite her repeated past denials, the intelligence community’s Inspector General now says two of her emails should have been classified ‘top secret,’ the highest level of U.S. intelligence, even as the FBI is finally getting control of that private server.
    VOICEOVER OF MITCHELL: Hillary Clinton, in New Hampshire Tuesday, has aides confirm she has turned over her private server to the FBI. In addition, her attorney David Kendall gave the FBI two thumb drives containing her emails. All of this, as the intelligence community’s watchdog contradicted Clinton’s repeated claim that nothing on those private emails was classified.
    [CLIP OF HILLARY CLINTON: I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified materials.]
    MITCHELL: Clinton has said there was no classified markings on any of her emails.
    [CLIP OF CLINTON: I am confident that I have never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received.]
    MITCHELL: But the Inspector General has now told Congress two of Clinton’s emails should have been classified ‘top secret,’ with code words indicating electronic eavesdropping from satellites, so sensitive it could not be shared with foreign allies. [NBC, Today, 8/12/15]
    FACT: None Of The Emails Sent To Clinton Were Labeled As “Classified” Or “Top Secret”
    Government Officials: None Of The Emails Were Marked As “Classified” When They Were Sent. The Washington Post reported that when the ICIG first “found information that should have been designated as classified” in four emails from Clinton’s server — two of which he now says contain “top secret” information — government officials acknowledged that the emails were not marked as classified when they were sent (emphasis added):
    The Justice Department said Friday that it has been notified of a potential compromise of classified information in connection with the private e-mail account that Hillary Rodham Clinton used while serving as secretary of state.
    A Justice official said the department had received a “referral” on the matter, which the inspector general of the intelligence agencies later acknowledged came from him.
    The inspector general, I. Charles McCullough III, said in a separate statement that he had found information that should have been designated as classified in four e-mails out of a “limited sample” of 40 that his agency reviewed. As a result, he said, he made the “security referral,” acting under a federal law that requires alerting the FBI to any potential compromises of national security information.
    Officials acknowledged that none of the e-mails reviewed so far contain information that was marked classified when they were sent. But a new inquiry would prolong the political controversy Clinton is facing over her un­or­tho­dox e-mail system. [The Washington Post, 7/24/15]
    IG Memo On Classified Information In Emails: “None Of The Emails … Had Classification Or Dissemination Markings.” A memo from the ICIG clearly stated that “none of the emails we reviewed had classification or dissemination markings”:
    Since the referenced 25 June 2015 notification, we were informed by State FOIA officials that there are potentially hundreds of classified emails within the approximately 30,000 provided by former Secretary Clinton. We note that none of the emails we reviewed had classification or dissemination markings, but some included IC-derived classified information and should have been handled as classified, appropriately marked, and transmitted via a secure network. Further, my office’s limited sampling of 40 of the emails revealed four contained classified IC information which should have been marked and handled at a SECRET level. [Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, 7/23/15]
    MYTH: Emails Weren’t Marked As “Classified” Because Clinton Used A Private Server Instead Of State Dept. Email
    Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy: Emails “Were Never Classified” Because Clinton Used A Private Server Rather Than The State Department’s Email System. Throughout the August 12 edition of Fox & Friends, co-host Steve Doocy repeatedly blamed the lack of classification on Clinton’s use of a private server instead of “the State Department email system,” arguing the emails “were never classified because she never submitted it” (emphasis added):
    STEVE DOOCY: The problem here is the fact that she didn’t want her bosses at the White House to know what she was writing about, it is perceived.
    ANDREW NAPOLITANO: She also didn’t want her colleagues in the State Department to know.
    DOOCY: Right. So she had her own server, which is, you know, against protocol. Her spokespeople, and she herself has said, you know, it wasn’t classified at the time. But that ignores how the process works. The reason you use the State Department email system is so that it is classif – it is vetted before you hit ‘send.’
    NAPOLITANO: She is probably going to argue that because the phrase, boom, ‘top secret’ was not stamped on each document, it wasn’t top secret. That’s not what the law says. Before every person in the federal government, from the president to a file clerk, gets a national security clearance, they have a 30 minute in-person interview with an FBI agent who explains, if there’s doubt about whether it’s classified or not, it’s classified.
    DOOCY: Let me just add this one thing. It was never classified because she never submitted it. [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 8/12/15]
    FACT: Emails Originated In State Dept. System And Questions About Retroactive Classification Would Have Occurred Regardless Of Clinton’s Server Use
    Emails Originated With State Department Employees And Were Forwarded To Clinton. The State Department’s statement on the retroactive “top secret” designation made clear that the emails at issue originated with State Department employees, not Clinton herself:
    The following is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby:
    “The State Department takes seriously its obligations to protect sensitive information, holding its employees to a high standard of compliance with regulations and procedures.
    “The Intelligence Community has recommended that portions of two of the four emails identified by the Intelligence Community’s Inspector General should be upgraded to the Top Secret level. Department employees circulated these emails on unclassified systems in 2009 and 2011 and ultimately some were forwarded to Secretary Clinton. They were not marked as classified.
    “These emails have not been released to the public. While we work with the Director of National Intelligence to resolve whether, in fact, this material is actually classified, we are taking steps to ensure the information is protected and stored appropriately.” [Twitter.com, 8/11/15]
    Clinton Campaign: Emails Originated From “Unclassified .Gov Email System.” A fact sheet released by the presidential campaign for the former secretary of state explains that the emails at issue originated on “the unclassified .gov email system”:
    Would this issue not have arisen if she used a state.gov email address?
    Even if Clinton’s emails had been on a government email address and government device, these questions would be raised prior to public release.
    While State Department’s review of her 55,000 emails brought the issue to the Inspectors Generals’ attentions, the four emails were on the unclassified .gov email system. They were not on the separate, closed system used by State Department for handling classified communications. [hillaryclinton.com, “Updated: The Facts About Hillary Clinton’s Emails,” accessed 8/12/15]
    Vox: Whether Or Not Emails Should Have Been Marked Classified Is Part Of “Bureaucratic Turf War.” Vox pointed out how the intra-agency disagreement over whether the emails were appropriately categorized “is a bureaucratic fight about how the State Department has handled the emails, not about Hillary Clinton” (emphasis added):
    The State Department has been ordered by a federal judge to make public the 55,000 pages of emails Clinton turned over to the agency. So the State Department has Freedom of Information Act experts sifting through the documents to make sure that no information will be released that is either classified or sensitive (meaning not technically classified but also not covering material that the government doesn’t want in the public domain).
    This has caused a bureaucratic turf war between the department and the intelligence community, which believes at least one email that’s already been released contains classified information and that hundreds of others in the full set may also have material that’s not ready for public consumption. For a couple of months, the inspectors general of the State Department and the combined intelligence community agencies have been battling Patrick Kennedy, the lead State Department official, over who has access to the documents and the authority to release or withhold them.
    Now, according to the Times and other publications, the IG team is asking the Justice Department to get involved in reviewing whether State has mishandled the emails. If Clinton was sending information that was, or should have been, classified — and knew that it was, or should have been, classified — that’s a problem. But no one has accused her of that so far. Given the anodyne nature of what she sent in the emails we’ve already seen, it’s entirely possible, perhaps even likely, that any sensitive information was sent to Clinton, not by her (though it’s not clear whether forwarding such emails would constitute a legal issue for her). [Vox, 7/28/15]
    MYTH: Hillary Clinton’s Email Use Is Comparable To David Petraeus’ Crimes
    Doocy: Clinton’s Email Use Is “The Same Thing That David Petraeus Pleaded Guilty To.” On the August 12 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, Doocy hyped the debunked claim that Clinton’s email use was similar to Gen. David Petraeus’ illegal mishandling of confidential information:
    DOOCY: Big question is — Will this Department of Justice go ahead and fully prosecute? Because, keep in mind, she had unauthorized, for a home server, top secret documents, which was a direct violation of the U.S. laws. It’s the same that David Petraeus pleaded guilty to. He had the same stuff at his house. She had at it at her house. He got, you know, they ran him up the flag pole, will they do the same for her? [Fox News, Fox & Friends,8/12/15]
    Fox Judicial Analyst Implies Clinton’s Email Use Is Worse Than Petraeus’ Crimes. Appearing on the August 12 edition of Fox & Friends, senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano claimed “it’s a grave situation” for Hillary Clinton, arguing that Gen. Petraeus only had “the lowest level materials in a desk drawer” while Clinton “had top secret materials in the server in her barn”:
    NAPOLITANO: Here’s why it’s a grave situation. A federal judge ordered the State Department to reveal — to make public — emails she had given back to the State Department. The recipients of those e-mails was the inspectors general of State Department and of the intelligence community. They randomly sampled 40 of them. Among the 40, they found four that were classified.
    They then revealed that they then sent that to FBI to commence either a criminal or a national security investigation, and they sent it to the Senate and House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees. Last night they revealed that two of the four were top secret. What does top secret mean? The government has three classifications — the highest is top secret. Meaning if it’s revealed, it could cause grave harm to national security. The middle is secret, meaning if it’s revealed, it could cause serious harm to national security. The bottom is confidential, meaning if it’s revealed, it could cause some hard to national security. General Petraeus was indicted, prosecuted, and convicted for having confidential, the lowest level materials in a desk drawer in his house. Mrs. Clinton, it has now been revealed, had top secret materials in the server in her barn at Chappaqua. [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 8/12/15]
    FACT: Experts Have Debunked The Comparison — Petraeus Knowingly Mishandled Classified Documents, Whereas Clinton Had Authorization To Use Private Email, And There’s No Evidence She Knowingly Emailed Classified Information
    Petraeus Pled Guilty To Violating 18 U.S.C. § 1924, “Unlawfully And Knowingly” Moving Classified Materials “With Intent To Retain Such Documents … At Unauthorized Locations.” Petraeus pled guilty to one count of violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1924:
    Between in or about August 2011 and on or about April 5, 2013, defendant DAVID HOWELL PETRAEUS, being an employee of the United States, and by virtue of his employment, became possessed of documents and materials containing classified information of the United States, and did unlawfully and knowingly remove such documents and materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents and materials at unauthorized locations, aware that these locations were unauthorized for the storage and retention of such classified documents and materials;
    All in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1924. [U.S. v. Petraeus, Bill of Information, 3/3/15]
    NY Times: “There Has Never Been Any Legal Prohibition Against” Using Personal Email Accounts. Despite having previously scandalized Clinton’s use of private emails as “alarming,” the Times later clarified that “there has never been any legal prohibition” against the practice and that “[m]embers of President Obama’s cabinet” use a “wide variety of strategies” to handle their emails:
    Members of President Obama’s cabinet have a wide variety of strategies, shortcuts and tricks for handling their email, and until three months ago there was no law setting out precisely what they had to do with it, and when. And while the majority of Obama administration officials use government email to conduct their business, there has never been any legal prohibition against using a personal account. [The New York Times, 3/13/15]
    cont. on following post

  • edwin

    cont. from last post Clinton not guilty of any of the crap you and right puts out. State Dept: Clinton Preserved And Provided Emails In Line With 2009 Regulation And How We Handled Records At The Time. At the March 3 daily press briefing, State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf explained that Clinton turned over 55,000 pages of documents as part of the State Department’s “process of updating our records management” and emphasized that Clinton is the only former secretary of state to have done so. From Harf’s briefing:
    HARF: When in the process of updating our records management – this is something that’s sort of ongoing given technology and the changes – we reached out to all of the former secretaries of state to ask them to provide any records they had. Secretary Clinton sent back 55,000 pages of documents to the State Department very shortly after we sent the letter to her. She was the only former Secretary of State who sent documents back in to this request. These 55,000 pages covered her time, the breadth of her time at the State Department. [State Department Daily Press Briefing,3/3/15]
    Clinton: “I Am Confident That I Never Sent Or Received Any Information That Was Classified At The Time.” Clinton told reporters on July 26 that she never sent or received information that she knew was classified at the time:
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence investigators as examples of emails containing classified information.
    “I am confident that I never sent or received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received. What I think you’re seeing here is a very typical kind of discussion, to some extent disagreement among various parts of the government, over what should or should not be publicly released,” she said. [Associated Press, 7/26/15]
    Director Of Project On Government Secrecy: “There’s No Comparison Between The Clinton Email Issue And The Petraeus Case.” Steven Aftergood told The Washington Times that “[e]veryone agrees that there was no information in the Clinton emails that was marked as classified,” and therefore Clinton’s actions bear no resemblance to Petraeus’s:
    While officials combing tens of thousands of emails that moved through Mrs. Clinton’s server have pointed to the presence of “hundreds” of pieces of classified information — apparently none of the messages had any official classification markings on them.
    It’s a situation that has triggered heated debate over the extent to which such information wasn’t necessarily classified at the time Mrs. Clinton was emailing it.
    “To the best of my understanding, there is no comparison between the Clinton email issue and the Petraeus case,” says Steven Aftergood, who heads the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists. “Everyone agrees that there was no information in the Clinton emails that was marked as classified. So it would be difficult or impossible to show that those who sent or received the emails knowingly or negligently mishandled classified information.” [The Washington Times, 8/2/15]
    Government Secrecy Expert: “There’s No Case” Against Clinton If She Didn’t Knowingly Misuse Classified Information. William Jeffress, an attorney who has handled government secrecy cases, told Time:
    Legally, the question is pretty clear-cut. If Clinton knowingly used her private server to handle classified information she could have a problem. But if she didn’t know the material was classified when she sent or received it she’s safe.
    Clinton has explicitly and repeatedly said she didn’t knowingly send or receive any classified information. “The facts are pretty clear,” she said last weekend in Iowa, “I did not send nor receive anything that was classified at the time.” Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III, disagrees, saying some of the material was in fact classified at the time it was sent. But in his letter last week to Congressional intelligence committee leaders, McCullough reported that, “None of the emails we reviewed had classification or dissemination markings.” And there has been no indication Clinton knew she was sending and receiving anything classified.
    The public doesn’t yet know the content of the classified emails, and the State Department and the inspectors general have tens of thousands still to review. If evidence emerges that Clinton knew she was handling secrets on her private server, “She could have a problem,” says William Jeffress, a leading criminal trial lawyer at Baker Botts who has represented government officials in secrecy cases. Barring that, says Jeffress, “there’s no way in the world [prosecutors] could ever make a case” against her. [Time, 7/29/15]
    MYTH: Clinton Is The Subject Of A Federal Criminal Investigation
    Fox’s Chris Stirewalt: Clinton Might Be “The Subject Of A Federal Criminal Investigation.” On the August 12 edition of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, digital editor Chris Stirewalt claimed that Clinton might become “the first major party nominee that is the subject of a federal criminal investigation.” [Fox News, America’s Newsroom, 8/12/15]
    FACT: IG Referral To Justice Department Was Not Criminal, And FBI Isn’t Targeting Clinton Herself
    Reuters: Inspector General Referral Is Not Criminal. Reuters reported on July 24 that there was “no criminal referral over [the] Clinton emails”:
    The Justice Department said Friday it has received a request to examine the handling of classified information related to the private emails from Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, but it is not a criminal referral. [Reuters, 7/24/15]
    AP: U.S. Official Said That Request Of DOJ “Doesn’t Suggest Wrongdoing By Clinton Herself.” The Associated Press quoted an anonymous U.S. official who noted that the referral did not implicate Clinton in any wrongdoing:
    The New York Times first reported the referral. The Clinton campaign said Friday that she “followed appropriate practices in dealing with classified materials.” Spokesman Nick Merrill said emails deemed classified by the administration were done so after the fact, not when they were sent.
    One U.S. official said it was unclear whether classified information was mishandled and the referral doesn’t suggest wrongdoing by Clinton herself. [Associated Press, 7/24/15]
    Wash. Post: Officials Say Clinton “Is Not A Target” Of FBI Probe. The Washington Post reported that government officials said Clinton is “not a target” of the FBI’s investigation:
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s attorney has agreed to provide the FBI with the private server that housed her e-mail during her four years as secretary of state, Clinton’s presidential campaign said Tuesday.
    The inquiry by the FBI is considered preliminary and appears to be focused on ensuring the proper handling of classified material. Officials have said that Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, is not a target.
    The FBI’s efforts have included contacting the Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the Clintons’ unusual private ­e-mail system. [The Washington Post, 8/11/1

  • fondrees

    Wow, that is quite the long winded, fact free post!!! Allow me to sum it up for those that dont have the time or temperament to read and digest the whole thing. U might benfit as well from my distill ation of your post to its essence. Since u seem to lack self- awwarness. Here goes…..HE HAS HATED DONALD TRUMP FOR 30 YEARS AND HASNT GIVEN IT A SECOND THOUGHT SINCE THEN….IN OTHER WORDS…HE DOESNT THINK AT ALL!!!! or learn anymore. What would the dems do without people like you. Here is an idea, think again, if you can…

  • fondrees

    Wow, i guess democrats are responsible for everything good and republicans are responsible for everything bad…pretty simpleminded, dont u think….ahh, but there’s the rub…U DON’T THINK AT ALL, U FEEL…Well i think u have a few things in the wrong column…i am guessing, since i didnt read it. But did u mention the Vietnam war as one of your parties accomplishments? Hmm….who finally got us out of there, oh yes. Pres. Nixon. How bout healthcare…BY THAT DID U MEAN TED KENNEDY’S vote defeating Nixons universal health care bill for political purposes?..it was on HIS LIST OF BIGGEST REGRETS. SO….THINK AGAIN BEFORE EMBARRASSING YOURSELF ANY FURTHER..TED DID, can you?

  • lol, a birther. what wever happened to Trump’s invesigators in Hawaii? Did Obama have them snuffed?

  • NoUsurpers

    Trump’s where he is today b/c of birthers- it was his guts to call out phony Obama- make him cough up a long form (which he couldn’t produce in ’08) & that’s when his poll#s shot up enough to make him a viable GOP candidate!! Birthers put Trump in the White House, pal! the long form failed a forensics scrub- if you voted for Obama, you voted for a fraud and a con man.

  • edwin

    Most wars in hindsight were ill conceived. Viet Nam, Granada, Iraq. Johnson, Reagan as well Bush 2. The Democrats have been the champion for the working and middle class as well as civil rights, SS, Medicare and a whole list of other accomplishment. I can’t really think of anything the GOP has really done for the working and middle class in the past 80 years. Its all about the top 1% with the right wing.

  • edwin

    There are facts you just don’t want to admit to them. You just run your mouth and say nothing. An ignorant Trump bigoted booboisie.

  • Austinniceguy

    What was that? Hillarious Rotten Clowntwat will never be anything more than a tragic, pathetic loser? I couldn’t agree more. I also LOVE the way I own you.

  • edwin

    The loser is you . You are a Sick bigoted racist Trump loving booboisie SOB. You are not smart enough to own me or any body else with an ounce of integrity

  • Joe

    why cant we get anyone in the DOJ to be honest enough to indict Hillary Clinton for what she has done?