Category Archives: State Department

US diplomats in China afflicted with same mysterious illness as in Cuba

On July 20, 2015, three months after the Obama administration removed Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, the United States and Cuba normalized their relations by reestablishing diplomatic relations and reopening embassies in their respective capitals, Washington , D.C. and Havana.

Beginning in late 2016, U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba, complained about neurological symptoms, including hearing loss, nausea, headaches and balance disorders. Some U.S. government employees had their assignments cut short due to the severity of the symptoms. In October 2017, the State Department ordered non-essential embassy personnel and the families of all staff to leave Havana. Some Canadian embassy employees also reported headaches and hearing loss.

The Trump administration accused the Cuban government, but Havana flatly rejected instigating the attacks and suggested the attacks might be from a third party.

FBI and Cuban investigators couldn’t find any devices or anything suspicious on surveillance tape. After months of investigation, the Trump administration concluded that the American diplomats had been exposed to an advanced device that operated outside the range of audible sound and had been deployed either inside or outside their residences.

The AP obtained a recording of what U.S. embassy workers in Havana heard, akin to very high-pitched metallic crickets.

Now the same mystery illness has afflicted U.S. diplomats stationed in Guangzhou, southern China.

Edmund DeMarche reports for Fox News, June 6, 2018, that a group of U.S. diplomats stationed in China have been brought back to the states for evaluation after being inflicted by a mystery illness resembling the brain injuries previously suffered by 24 U.S. government employees in Cuba.

The New York Times reported that at least two U.S. employees removed from China experienced unusual noises while there. U.S. officials are suspicious that China or Russia may be involved.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month that the symptoms being reported in China were “entirely consistent with the medical indications that have taken place to Americans working in Cuba.” Pompeo said the precise nature of the injuries suffered has not been determined and promised a “multi-agency response to the unexplained health incidents.”

~Eowyn

Trump administration to send 57,000 Hondurans in the US back home

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If you can’t follow our laws and obtain legal status then, Adios!

From Sun Sentinel: The Trump administration said Friday that it is ending special immigration protections for about 57,000 Hondurans, adding them to hundreds of thousands of immigrants from other countries battered by violence and natural disasters who are losing permission to be in the United States.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s widely anticipated decision not to renew temporary protected status for Hondurans means an estimated 428,000 people from several countries face rolling deadlines beginning late this year to leave or obtain legal residency in other ways.

Hondurans will have until Jan. 5, 2020, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

President Donald Trump — who wants to curtail legal immigration and has been cracking down broadly on illegal immigration — and his supporters note that the protections were never meant to be permanent.

Immigrant advocates decried the move and contend that ending the status will drive people underground who have been establishing roots in the U.S. for years or decades, including having American-born children.

For Hondurans, the program known as TPS has been in place since 1999 after Hurricane Mitch devastated in the Central American nation the year before. The administration says conditions in Honduras have improved, while advocates argue that it still hasn’t fully recovered from the hurricane and is now plagued by rampant violence (Gee, I wonder why?).

Trump, his opponents argue, is effectively adding tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people to the ranks of those in the U.S. without legal status.

Marta Connor, a 50-year-old union organizer in Southern California who has lived in the U.S. for decades and has three American-born children, said before the announcement that she wasn’t leaving, regardless of the administration’s policies.

“One thing I can tell you is I am not going to Honduras,” she said, noting that many of the asylum-seeking migrants in a caravan that recently reached the U.S.-Mexico border are from Honduras. “If they are coming, why am I going over there?”

“There is no way I will go back,” Connor said.

Around 437,000 immigrants hailing from 10 countries have had temporary protected status, a designation created in 1990 to allow people from countries affected by natural disasters like earthquakes or man-made disasters like war to have a short-term safe haven. Only a few thousand still have that status.

Those with it have generally been able to work and with permission, travel outside the U.S. and return.

Countries are added to the list as circumstances warrant, with renewals coming usually around every 18 months. While some countries have been taken off the list, others have stayed on it for extended periods, which critics say turns the program into default amnesty.

Under Trump, the Department of Homeland Security has terminated the program for Sudan, Nicaragua, Nepal, Haiti, and notably El Salvador, which accounted for more holders of the special status than any other nation.

They have been given deadlines to leave or gain legal status if possible, starting in November for Sudan and throughout 2019 for the other countries. Several groups are suing to stay in the U.S.

Read the whole story here.

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Congress critters trying to defund Planned Parenthood — and those who are not

It may seem like this:

But there are good people trying to reverse the avalanche-sized tide.

(1) The Trump State Department has removed the term “reproductive rights” — a euphemism for abortion — from its annual human rights report, U.S. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017, released last week.

Replacing “reproductive rights” is the more accurately-descriptive term, “coercion in population control”. The new “Coercion in Population Control” section is under a larger section of each country’s report, titled “Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons,” which features reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization procedures, and “other coercive population control methods.”

The “reproductive rights” term was first coined by, no surprise, the Obama administration in the 2012 State Department report. (Catholic News Agency)

(2) 41 senators and 153 House members are trying to defund Planned Parenthood via changing the Title X Family Planning Program.

Although both President Trump and the GOP-dominant Congress have made multiple attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, taxpayers are still funding the abortion mill. Planned Parenthood executed an astounding 321,384 abortions in 2016 and still continues to receive an average of nearly $60 million annually from the Title X program.

On April 30, 2018, 41 senators and 153 representatives sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting that the department move swiftly to issue new regulations for the Title X Family Planning Program. Existing Title X regulations blur the line between abortion and family planning.

The letter calls for revised regulations that will require the federally-funded Title X service sites to be physically and financially separate from facilities that provide abortion, and to eliminate the federal mandate requiring Title X providers to refer for abortions.

To read the House letter, click here.

To read the Senate letter, click here.

Below are the names of the senators and representatives who signed and did not sign the letter. You’ll be surprised by some of the “did not sign” names.

The 41 senators, all Republicans, who signed the letter are:

  1. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming)
  2. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri)
  3. John Boozman (R-Arkansas)
  4. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina)
  5. Bill Cassidy, MD (R-Louisiana)
  6. John Cornyn (R-Texas)
  7. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas)
  8. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
  9. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
  10. Steve Daines (R-Montana)
  11. Michael B. Enzi (R-Wyoming)
  12. Joni K. Ernst (R-Iowa)
  13. Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska)
  14. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
  15. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
  16. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah)
  17. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota)
  18. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi)
  19. James N. Inhofe (R-Oklahoma)
  20. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia)
  21. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin)
  22. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana)
  23. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma)
  24. Michael S. Lee (R-Utah)
  25. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)
  26. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas)
  27. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)
  28. Dave Perdue (R-Georgia)
  29. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
  30. James E. Risch (R-Idaho)
  31. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas)
  32. E. Michael Rounds (R-South Dakota)
  33. Marco Rubio (R-Florida)
  34. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska)
  35. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina)
  36. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)
  37. John Thune (R-South Dakota)
  38. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina)
  39. Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania)
  40. Roger F. Wicker (R-Mississipi)
  41. Todd Young (R-Indiana)

10 Republican senators did not sign the letter:

  1. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee)
  2. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
  3. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee)
  4. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona)
  5. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado)
  6. Dean Heller (R-Nevada)
  7. John McCain (R-Arizona)
  8. Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia)
  9. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
  10. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama)

The 153 House representatives (152 Republicans, 1 Democrat) who signed the letter are:

  1. Ralph Abraham, MD (R-Louisiana)
  2. Robert Aderholt (R-Alabama)
  3. Rick Allen (R-Georgia)
  4. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas)
  5. Brian Babin (R-Texas)
  6. Don Bacon (R-Nebraska)
  7. Jim Banks (R-Indiana)
  8. Lou Barletta (R-Pennsylvania)
  9. Andy Barr (R-Kentucky)
  10. Jack Bergman (R-Michigan)
  11. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Washington)
  12. Andy Biggs (R-Arizona)
  13. Gus Bilirakis (R-Florida)
  14. Mike Bishop (R-Michigan)
  15. Diane Black (R-South Carolina)
  16. Marsha Blackburn (R-South Carolina)
  17. Mike Bost (R-Illinois)
  18. Kevin Brady (R-Texas)
  19. David Brat (R-Virginia)
  20. Ken Buck (R-Colorado)
  21. Larry Bucshon, MD (R-Indiana)
  22. Ted Budd (R-North Carolina)
  23. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Texas)
  24. Bradley Byrne (R-Alabama)
  25. Earl “Buddy” Carter (R-Georgia)
  26. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio)
  27. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming)
  28. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma)
  29. Doug Collins (R-Georgia)
  30. James Comer (R-Kentucky)
  31. K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas)
  32. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota)
  33. Rich Crawford (R-Arkansas)
  34. John Culberson (R-Texas)
  35. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio)
  36. Rodney Davis (R-Illinois)
  37. Scott DesJarlais (R-South Carolina)
  38. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida)
  39. Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin)
  40. Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina)
  41. Neil Dunn, MD (R-Florida)
  42. Tom Emmer (R-Minnesota)
  43. Ron Estes (R-Kansas)
  44. Drew Ferguson, DMD (R-Georgia)
  45. Chuck Fleischmann (R-South Carolina)
  46. Bill Flores (R-Texas)
  47. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska)
  48. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina)
  49. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida)
  50. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin)
  51. Tom Garrett, Jr. (R-Virginia)
  52. Greg Gianforte (R-Montana)
  53. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio)
  54. Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia)
  55. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona)
  56. Garret Graves (R-Louisiana)
  57. Sam Graves (R-Missouri)
  58. Tom Graves (R-Georgia)
  59. Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia)
  60. Glenn Grothman (R-Wisconsin)
  61. Brett Guthrie (R-Kentucky)
  62. Gregg Harper (R-Mississippi)
  63. Andy Harris (R-Maryland)
  64. Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri)
  65. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas)
  66. Jody Hice (R-Georgia)
  67. Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana)
  68. Richard Hudson (R-North Carolina)
  69. Bill Huizenga (R-Michigan)
  70. Randy Hultgren (R-Illinois)
  71. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif)
  72. Evan Jenkins (R-West Virginia)
  73. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kansas)
  74. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio)
  75. Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana)
  76. Sam Johnson (R-Texas)
  77. Walter B. Jones (R-North Carolina)
  78. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)
  79. Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania)
  80. Trent Kelly (R-Mississippi)
  81. Steve King (R-Iowa)
  82. David Kustoff (R-South Carolina)
  83. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho)
  84. Darin LaHood (R-Illinois)
  85. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado)
  86. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif)
  87. Robert Latta (R-Ohio)
  88. Daniel Lipinski (D-Illinois)
  89. Billy Long (R-Missouri)
  90. Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia)
  91. Mia Love (R-Utah)
  92. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri)
  93. Kenny Marchant (R-Texas)
  94. Roger Marshall, MD (R-Kansas)
  95. Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina)
  96. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif)
  97. Michael McCaul (R-Texas)
  98. Tom McClintock (R-Calif)
  99. Patrick McHenry (R-North Carolina)
  100. David McKinley (R-West Virginia)
  101. Luke Messer (R-Indiana)
  102. Paul Mitchell (R-Michigan)
  103. Alex Mooney (R-West Virginia)
  104. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota)
  105. Ralph Norman (R-South Carolina)
  106. Peter Olson (R-Texas)
  107. Steven Palazzo (R-Mississippi)
  108. Gary Palmer (R-Alabama)
  109. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico)
  110. Robert Pittenger (R-North Carolina)
  111. Ted Poe (R-Texas)
  112. Bill Posey (R-Florida)
  113. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas)
  114. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio)
  115. Martha Roby (R-Alabama)
  116. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-Virginia)
  117. David Phil Roe, MD (R-Tennessee)
  118. Mike D. Rogers (R-Alabama)
  119. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif)
  120. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana)
  121. Francis Rooney (R-Florida)
  122. Peter Roskam (R-Illinois)
  123. Keith Rothfus (R-Pennsylvania)
  124. Steve Russell (R-Oklahoma)
  125. John Rutherford (R-Florida)
  126. David Rouzer (R-North Carolina)
  127. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana)
  128. Austin Scott (R-Georgia)
  129. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wisconsin)
  130. John Shimkus (R-Illinois)
  131. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania)
  132. Adrian Smith (R-Nebraska)
  133. Christopher H. Smith (R-New Jersey)
  134. Jason Smith (R-Missouri)
  135. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pennsylvania)
  136. Chris Stewart (R-Utah)
  137. Claudia Tenney (R-New York)
  138. Michael Turner (R-Ohio)
  139. David Valadao (R-Calif)
  140. Ann Wagner (R-Missouri)
  141. Tim Walberg (R-Michigan)
  142. Mark Walker (R-North Carolina)
  143. Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana)
  144. Randy Weber (R-Texas)
  145. Daniel Webster (R-Florida)
  146. Brad Wenstrup, MD (R-Ohio)
  147. Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas)
  148. Roger Williams (R-Texas)
  149. Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina)
  150. Robert Wittman (R-Virginia)
  151. Robert Woodall (R-Georgia)
  152. Kevin Yoder (R-Kansas)
  153. Ted Yoho, DVM (R-Florida)

85 House Republicans did not sign the letter:

  1. Justin Amash (R-Michigan
  2. Mark Amodei (R-N
  3. Joe Barton (R-Texas)
  4. Rob Bishop (R-Utah)
  5. Rod Blum (R-Iowa)
  6. Moe Brooks (R-Alabama)
  7. Susan Brooks (R-Indiana)
  8. Vern Buchanan (R-Florida)
  9. Ken Calvert (R-Calif)
  10. John Carter (R-Texas)
  11. Mike Coffman (R-Colorado)
  12. Chris Collins (R-New York)
  13. Barbara Comstock (R-Virginia)
  14. Paul Cook (R-Calif)
  15. Ryan Costello (R-Pennsylvania)
  16. Carlos Curbelo (R-Florida)
  17. John Curtis (R-Utah)
  18. Jeff Denham (R-Calif)
  19. Charles Dent (R-Pennsylvania)
  20. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida)
  21. Daniel Donovan (R-New York)
  22. John Duncan Jr. (R-South Carolina)
  23. John Faso (R-New York)
  24. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pennsylvania)
  25. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-New Jersey)
  26. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
  27. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina)
  28. Kay Granger (R-Texas)
  29. Karen Handel (R-Georgia)
  30. French Hill (R-Arkansas)
  31. George Holding (R-North Carolina)
  32. Trey Hollingsworth (R-Indiana)
  33. Will Hurd (R-Texas)
  34. Darrell Issa (R-Calif)
  35. David Joyce (R-Ohio)
  36. John Katko (R-New York)
  37. Ruben Kihuen (R-Nevada)
  38. Pete King (R-New York)
  39. Steve Knight (R-Calif)
  40. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois)
  41. Leonard Lance (R-New Jersey)
  42. Jason Lewis (R-Minnesota)
  43. Frank LoBiondo (R-New Jersey)
  44. Frank Lucas (R-Oklahoma)
  45. Tom MacArthur (R-New Jersey)
  46. Tom Marino (R-Pennsylvania)
  47. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky)
  48. Brian Mast (R-Florida)
  49. Martha McSally (R-Arizona)
  50. Pat Meehan (R-Pennsylvania)
  51. John Moolenaar (R-Michigan)
  52. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma)
  53. Dan Newhouse (R-Washington)
  54. Devin Nunes (R-Calif)
  55. Erik Paulsen (R-Minnesota)
  56. Scott Perry (R-Pennsylvania)
  57. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine)
  58. Tom Reed (R-New York)
  59. David Reichert (R-Washington)
  60. Tom Rice (R-South Carolina)
  61. Harold Rogers (R-Kentucky)
  62. Tom Rooney (R-Florida)
  63. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida)
  64. Dennis Ross (R-Florida)
  65. Ed Royce (R-Calif)
  66. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)
  67. Mark Sanford (R-South Carolina)
  68. David Schweikert (R-Arizona)
  69. Pete Sessions (R-Texas)
  70. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho)
  71. Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
  72. Elise Stefanik (R-New York)
  73. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio)
  74. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia)
  75. Scott Tipton (R-Colorado)
  76. Glenn Thompson (R-Pennsylvania)
  77. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas)
  78. Dave Trott (R-Michigan)
  79. Fred Upton (R-Michigan)
  80. Greg Walden (R-Oregon)
  81. Mimi Walters (R-Calif)
  82. Steve Womack (R-Arkansas)
  83. David Young (R-Iowa)
  84. Don Young (R-Alaska)
  85. Lee Zeldin (R-New York)

Pray for the good people who are trying to reverse the tide.

~Eowyn

3D Chess: How President Trump will use the Omnibus Spending Bill to build the Wall

Three days ago, on Friday, March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the so-called bipartisan “budget deal” into law.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (aka HR 1625) funds the federal government through September 30, 2018. It is a bloated piece of legislation full of pork, which seems to betray many of Trump’s campaign promises by:

  • Not funding the $25 billion for Trump’s US-Mexico border wall. Instead, the bill has only $1.6 billion to repair and upgrade existing fencing along the border.
  • Not penalizing sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws.
  • Not prohibiting federal funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion mills.
  • Not eliminating federal funding for PBS (Corporation for Public Broadcasting).
  • Not eliminating federal funding for PBS (Corporation for Public Broadcasting).
  • Increasing the budget of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities by $3 million.

The reaction among Trump’s base to his signing of the “budget deal” was  outrage and talk of revolt. (InfoWars)

But wait!

On the same day that he signed the “budget deal,” President Trump also sent a fascinating and somewhat cryptic letter to the leaders of the House and the Senate (WhiteHouse.gov):

Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate

Issued on:

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

In accordance with section 7058(d) of division K of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625; the “Act”), I hereby designate as an emergency requirement all funding so designated by the Congress in the Act pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, for the accounts referenced in section 7058(d).

The details of this action are set forth in the enclosed memorandum from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Sincerely,

DONALD J. TRUMP

What does the letter mean?

To begin, the so-called “budget deal” — the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 — is actually an omnibus spending bill, not a federal budget bill.

Note: The word “appropriations” means funding or spending. The word “omnibus” refers to a legislative bill comprised of two or more general subjects that is designed to compel the executive to approve provisions that he or she would otherwise reject but that he or she signs into law to prevent the defeat of the entire bill.

Congress is supposed to create a new budget for the federal government each other, having been designated by the U.S. Constitution as having “power of the purse”. But Congress has failed in exercising that power by not passing a federal budget bill for FY 2018. It is precisely because they have failed to pass an annual budget that led to Congress passing a series of appropriations bills, like the Consolidate Appropriations Act of 2018, as “stop gap” measures to fund the huge apparatus of the federal government, because federal agencies cannot spend money unless funds are authorized and appropriated.

What is President Trump’s constitutional role in all this?

According to the National Priorities Project, “The Constitution does not, however, specify . . . a role for the president in managing the nation’s finances“.

Is President Trump constitutionally obliged to obey Congress’ Omnibus Spending Bill?

Yes and no.

Appropriations bills, like the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, specify how much money will go to different government agencies and programs. There are two types of spending:

  1. Mandatory spending that the federal government must by law pay out, such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Being mandatory, this spending is authorized by Congress; it is not subject to appropriations.
  2. Discretionary spending is the part of the U.S. federal budget that Congress appropriates each year to fund spending that are not Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid, which means all the other federal agencies, such as DOD, DHS, Education, Energy, HUD, NASA, and the State Department.

Both Congress and the President must abide by the mandatory spending. It is the discretionary spending part of the Omnibus Spending Bill that President Trump’s enigmatic letter of March 23 addresses.

His letter says:

In accordance with section 7058(d) of division K of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625; the “Act”), I hereby designate as an emergency requirement all funding so designated by the Congress in the Act pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, for the accounts referenced in section 7058(d).

(1) Section 7058(d) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 refers to “Repurposed Funds“.

(2) The Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, aka the Gramm-Rudman Act, was the first binding spending constraints on the federal budget, signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. The Act aimed to cut the federal budget deficit (which at the time, in dollar terms, was the largest in history) by providing for for automatic spending cuts (“sequestration”) to all departments and programs by an equal percentage, if the discretionary spending in Congress’ appropriation bills exceeds that year’s budget totals.

Alas, Gramm–Rudman failed to prevent large budget deficits. Balanced budgets did not actually emerge until the late 1990s when budget surpluses (not accounting for liabilities to the Social Security Trust Fund) emerged. However, the budgets quickly fell out of balance after 2000 and have run consistent and substantial deficits since then.

(3) Section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 says:

(b) ADJUSTMENTS TO DISCRETIONARY SPENDING LIMITS.—

(2) SEQUESTRATION [automatic spending cuts] REPORTS.—When OMB submits a sequestration report under section 254(e), (f), or (g) for a fiscal year, OMB shall calculate, and the sequestration report and subsequent budgets submitted by the President under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, shall include adjustments to discretionary spending limits (and those limits as adjusted) for the fiscal year and each succeeding year, as follows:

(A) EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS; OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS/GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.

In other words, in his March 23, 2018 letter to the respective leaders of the House and the Senate, President Trump is saying he intends to “repurpose” certain funds that Congress had appropriated as “discretionary spending,” towards “emergency appropriations, overseas contingency operations/global war on terrorism”.

What might those “emergency appropriations” and “global war on terrorism” be?

In his speech to the nation on March 23, announcing that he has signed the Omnibus Spending Bill, President Trump called the funding of the border wall and illegal migrants — and by extension, sanctuary cities and states — a matter of “national security“. His March 23 letter to Congress suggests he intends to “repurpose” or use the discretionary funds appropriated in the Omnibus Spending Bill to construct the border wall and combat illegal immigration, including sanctuary cities.

There is precedent of a president “repurposing” discretionary funds for some other purpose. He is none other than Barack Obama.

From a FoxNews report on July 21, 2009:

President Obama has irked close allies in Congress by declaring he has the right to ignore legislation on constitutional grounds after having criticized George W. Bush for doing the same.

Four senior House Democrats on Tuesday said they were “surprised” and “chagrined” by Obama’s declaration in June that he doesn’t have to comply with provisions in a war spending bill that puts conditions on aid provided to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

In a signing statement accompanying the $106 billion bill, Obama said he wouldn’t allow the legislation to interfere with his authority as president to conduct foreign policy and negotiate with other governments.

Earlier in his six-month-old administration, Obama issued a similar statement regarding provisions in a $410 billion omnibus spending bill….

“During the previous administration, all of us were critical of (Bush’s) assertion that he could pick and choose which aspects of congressional statutes he was required to enforce,” the Democrats wrote in their letter to Obama. “We were therefore chagrined to see you appear to express a similar attitude.”

[…] Obama issued his first signing statement after receiving a $410 billion omnibus spending bill. He said the bill would “unduly interfere” with his authority by directing him how to proceed, or not to, in negotiations and discussions with international organizations and foreign governments.

Lastly, there is also another way that President Trump can thwart the omnibus spending bill — by not spending some of the discretionary funds appropriated by Congress, in the interest of slashing the bloated budget.

Indeed, Politico had reported in August 2017:

Lawmakers and activists are preparing for the possibility that President Donald Trump’s administration, in its zeal to slash the federal budget, will take the rare step of deliberately not spending all the money Congress gives it — a move sure to trigger legal and political battles.

The concern is mainly focused on the State Department, where Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has drawn criticism for failing to spend $80 million allocated by Congress to fight Russian and terrorist propaganda . . . . Activists and congressional officials fear such practices could take hold at other U.S. departments and agencies under Trump.

So cheer up, my fellow Deplorables. Things are not as bleak as they appeared to be last Friday. For although he signed the monstrous omnibus spending bill, President Trump has every intention to use the bill to fulfill some of his campaign promises.

When he indeed “repurposes” the discretionary funds in the omnibus spending bill toward building the Wall, the proverbial sh*t will really hit the fan, and the Left’s heads will explode.

When that happens, President Donald John Trump will need our support even more.

Please keep him in your prayers.

H/t John Molloy, Kelleigh Nelson, MomOfIV, MAC, and Reddit.

Update (March 27, 2018):

And here’s the proof:

Trump wall tweet March 25, 2018Trump wall tweet March 25, 2018 (2)

“Build WALL through M” = “Build wall through the military”.

President Trump will use the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build the Wall.

~Eowyn

Did Obama administration have foreknowledge of 2011 New Zealand earthquake?

“There are no accidents in politics.” — Joseph P. Kennedy‘s remark to a reporter, 1960.

On February 22, 2011, at 12:51 p.m. local time, a 6.3 Richter scale earthquake struck the city of Christchurch, New Zealand’s second-most populous city.

Note: 12: 51 pm on Feb. 22, 2011 in New Zealand was 6:51 pm, February 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

The earthquake was New Zealand’s 5th deadliest disaster, killing 185 people and caused widespread damage. In April 2013, the government estimated the total cost of the rebuild would be as much as $40 billion, up from an earlier estimate of $30 billion. Some economists maintain it will take the New Zealand economy 50 to 100 years to completely recover.

In a post on TheContrail, Peter Drew raises the troubling notion that the Obama administration had foreknowledge of the earthquake, based on the following:

(1) Email to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the earthquake “on cue”:

On February 21, 2018, at 7:32 p.m. ET, 41 minutes after the earthquake struck Christchurch, Jake Sullivan, Hillary’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning at the State Department, received an email alert from the State Department’s Operations Center:

From: OpsAlert@state.gov <OpsAlert@state.gov>

Sent: Mon Feb 21 19:32:18 2011
Subject: 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

There was no immediate confirmation of  injuries or damage to the city from the quake, according to press.

Three minutes after his receipt of the OpsAlert about the earthquake, Sullivan forwarded the email to Hillary Clinton (“H”) and other members of her staff, with a three-word comment, “And on cue”:

From: Sullivan, Jacob J <SullivanJJ@state.gov>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 7:35 PM
To: H; Mills, Cheryl D; Abedin, Hume; Reines, Philippe I
Subject: Fw: 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

And on cue…

Here’s the screenshot of Sullivan’s email from WikiLeaks:

The dictionary defines “on cue” as:

If you say that something happened on cue or as if on cue, you mean that it happened just when it was expected to happen, or just at the right time.  

(2) U.S. delegates to a US-New Zealand forum fortuitously left 2.5 hours before the earthquake:

The day of the earthquake was the last day of the 2-day US-New Zealand Pacific Partnership Forum (February 21-22) of 200 officials from the U.S. and New Zealand at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

Although the forum was supposed to last all day, as reported by NPR, “A group of nine U.S. Congressmen had left the city before the earthquake struck” and relocated to Prime Minister John Key’s office in Wellington.

On February 24, 2011, two days after the earthquake, Northland New Zealand Chemtrails Watch posted a video on the early departure of the nine U.S. Congressmen 2½ hours before the earthquake struck. That video has been taken down by YouTube.

(3) DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano canceled her visit to New Zealand 4 days before the earthquake:

Then-Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano had been invited to address the US-New Zealand Pacific Partnership Forum on February 22.

Four days before her speech, on February 18, Napolitano canceled her visit, using the fatal shooting of a US immigration and customs enforcement agent in Mexico as an excuse.

(4) Coincidentally, the deputy director of FEMA was in Christchurch when the earthquake struck:

Ed O’Keefe reports for the Washington Post, Feb. 22, 2011, 7 p.m. ET:

The White House is deploying a team of disaster-response and urban-search-and-rescue teams to New Zealand in response to the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that rocked the country Tuesday.

They will be greeted there by FEMA Deputy Administrator Timothy W. Manning, who is already in the country assisting with response efforts and is uniquely qualified to do so.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time: Manning is a trained geologist, paramedic and firefighter — the perfect combination for earthquake response. He’s there as part of an American delegation visiting for trade and global security talks and to review the country’s cleanup efforts following a September 7.0-magnitude quake.

Coincidentally, Pentagon’s Southern Command was practicing and running emergency relief drills for a catastrophic event in Haiti the day before the earthquake hit on January 12, 2010 — also during Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State in the Obama administration. 

H/t Chemtrails

~Eowyn

Was crash of Russian flight 6W703 another Arkancide?

On 11 February 2018, a Russian commercial plane, Saratov Airlines flight 6W703, crashed shortly after take off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, killing all 71 people (65 passengers, 6 crew) on board.

Witnesses said the plane, an Antonov An-148 aircraft, was in flames as it fell from the sky. Russia’s gazeta.ru website cited unnamed investigators as saying the pilot had reported a technical malfunction and asked for clearance for an emergency landing at the nearby Zhukovsky International airport. Other reports said one of the plane’s engines may have exploded before the crash. The flight-tracking site Flightradar24 tweeted that the 7-year-old passenger jet had gone into a steep descent five minutes after take-off, after which it vanished from radars. (The Guardian)

The Guardian maintains that plane crashes are common in Russia, where airlines often operate ageing aircraft in testing conditions. Some recent examples:

Sergei Poletykin, head of Moscow Region Directorate of Russia’s Emergency Ministry, said two flight data recorders had been found at the Antonov An-148 plane crash site.

Almost immediately, the Alternative Media became rife with assertions (see below) that the crash of Flight 6W703 was another Arkancide.

(1) From Q Anon on the day of the plane crash:

(2) On the day of plane crash, Jerome Corsi said on InfoWarsAlex Jones Show:

“It turns out, on the plane crash there were several executives of Rosatom…. One of the top ones was a gentleman named Ivanov, who ended up being the CFO of Rosatom…. The suspicions are that it may have been a U.S. intelligence agency CIA hit, to kill these Rosatom executives to prevent them from testifying or being available to give testimony…on the whole Uranium One scandal, which I’m predicting will be the end of Robert Mueller’s career.”

(3) Chatter on the net:

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It is claimed that the crash of Flight 6W703 is suspicious because the following individuals were passengers:

  1. Oleg Deripaska, a “Russian billionaire” who is “tied to” Senator Mark Warner (D-VA).
  2. Vyacheslav Ivano or Ivanov Vyacheslav, the CFO of Rosatom Overseas. Rosatom (Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation) is a state-owned uranium monopoly that in 2013 purchased Uranium One, the Canadian uranium-mining company that is presently under investigation by the House Intelligence Committee for its acquisition of 20% of U.S. uranium, which was approved in 2010 by Hillary Clinton’s State Department, after making a $23.5 million donation to the Clinton Foundation. See “Sealed indictment unsealed! Uranium One business executive Mark Lambert indicted on 11 counts“.
  3. Sergei Millian, aka Sergey Panchenko, a Russian businessman who is said to be former MI6 spook Christopher Steele’s source for the bogus “Russian dossier” on Donald Trump, paid for by the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Obama Administration relied wholly on Steele’s unverified dossier to illicitly obtain FISA warrants to conduct surveillance on two members of Trump’s campaign team (volunteer advisors Carter Page and George Papadopoulos) and, by extension, everyone on Page’s and Papadopoulos’ contact lists. (See “FISA memo in text format. Lock them up!“)

If true, then the reach of the Clintons is long indeed.

EMERCOM of Russia is the website of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters.

On February 12, 2018, a day after the crash of Flight 6W703, EMERCOM published the flight list of passengers and crew:

Passengers and their Dates of Birth (day, month, year)

  1. Tamerlan Turibekovich Aknazarov 30.11.1985
  2. Ilya Yuryevich Aleksandrov 17.11.1965
  3. Kriskentiya Nikolayevna Alekseyeva 01.10.1992
  4. Viktor Sergeyevich Anokhin 15.01.1950
  5. Zoya Mikhailovna Anokhina 19.08.1950
  6. Yekaterina Mikhailovna Boikova 18.11.1995
  7. Lilia Ilgizovna Bulatova 30.07.1984
  8. Yelena Vasilyevna Davydova 25.04.1986
  9. Yulia Nikolayevna Dmitriyenko 07.09.1988
  10. Viktor Ivanovich Dolbin 05.09.1953
  11. Margarita Yakovlevna Dragina 31.01.1948
  12. Namit Inoyat Ogly Gakhramanov 05.05.1971
  13. Alfia Akzamovna Gauss 31.01.1946
  14. Aleksei Yevgenyevich Grachev 10.09.1965
  15. Irina Petrovna Grishova 21.09.1961
  16. Igor Viktorovich Gromov 26.03.1962
  17. Vyacheslav Anatolyevich Ivanov 22.06.1986
  18. Yevgeny Viktorovich Ilyinov 26.05.1986
  19. Marika Aleksandrovna Kalashnik 09.02.1965
  20. Boris Aleksandrovich Karmaleyev 26.12.1938
  21. Anatoly Timofeyevich Karpukhin 01.09.1949
  22. Tatyana Vasilyevna Karpukhina 03.07.1950
  23. Olga Anatolyevna Khokhlova 21.03.1983
  24. Yekaterina Alekseyevna Kiselyova 22.08.1986
  25. Ulrich Klaeui 11.02.1985
  26. Anatoly Vasilyevich Kolodyazhny 19.06.1966
  27. Yevgeny Nikolayevich Korotkov 20.03.1978
  28. Lyudmila Sergeyevna Kovchuga 02.06.1964
  29. Antonina Ivanovna Kozupitsa 10.04.1962
  30. Nadezhda Krasova 24.12.2012
  31. Oksana Andreyevna Krasova 10.01.1986
  32. Oleg Nikolayevich Kurepov 04.04.1968
  33. lga Anatolyevna Leonova 11.11.1982
  34. Yevgeny Anatolyevich Livanov 13.09.1979
  35. Yevgeny Yevgenyevich Livanov 10.03.2005
  36. vetlana Yevgenyevna Machneva 19.03.1978
  37. Natalya Nikolayevna Meshcheryakova 04.05.1979
  38. Kristina Momzikova 22.06.1994
  39. Maksim Andreyevich Nazarov 22.03.1985
  40. Yekaterina Pavlovna Nasyrova 13.05.1986
  41. Galina Mikhailovna Nikitenkova 23.08.1986
  42. Aleksei Anatolyevich Nikitchenko 31.07.1988
  43. Lyubov Fominichna Nikolayenko 10.07.1941
  44. Alexander Vladimirovich Normantovich 12.09.1981
  45. Vladimir Andreyevich Normantovich 17.01.1958
  46. Sergei Panchenko 28.03.1973
  47. Ilya Sergeyevich Poletayev 27.07.2000
  48. Inna Yevgenyevna Radchuk 18.02.1975
  49. Vladimir Remarchuk 25.03.1990
  50. Alexander Sergeshko 03.11.1987
  51. Varsik Serezhayevna Sevoyan 23.06.1970
  52. Tatyana Valeryevna Sinitsyna 15.08.1966
  53. Ulyana Andreyevna Son 10.05.1990
  54. Ilya Gennadyevich Stavsky 11.02.1985
  55. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Tolkachev 20.10.1961
  56. Ivan Vladimirovich Tolkachev 23.05.1983
  57. Lyubov Aleksandrovna Tolkacheva 28.11.1960
  58. Darya Andreyevna Tolmasova 29.05.1995
  59. Olga Vladimirovna Tsigichko 16.04.1976
  60. Firgat Rinatovich Tulkabayev 28.09.1993
  61. Marina Vladimirovna Urazayeva 11.09.1977
  62. Vladimir Pavlovich Usachev 25.10.1970
  63. Maria Vladimirovna Vedyakina 09.04.1973
  64. lya Vladimirovich Vediborenko 22.11.1984
  65. Yuri Rifovich Yamayev 25.11.1974

Crew and D.O.B.

  1. Valery Ivanovich Gubanov 23.02.1966
  2. Sergei Arsenovich Gambaryan 14.05.1973
  3. iktoria Olegovna Koval 12.11.1996
  4. Andrei Arkadyevich Revyakin 28.08.1968
  5. Oleg Vladimirovich Sergeyev 13.07.1962
  6. Anastasia Vladimirovna Slavinskaya 31.08.1989

As you can see for yourself, according to the flight list:

(1) There is no Oleg Deripaska, the Russian billionaire said to be a passenger on Flight 6W703.

(2) There is an Vyacheslav Anatolyevich Ivanov, whose date of birth was June 22, 1986, which would make him 31 years old — very young to be the CFO of a state-owned corporation, Rosatom.

According to the LinkedIn profile of Vyacheslav Ivanov, who claims to have been the CFO of Rosatom from June 2013 until May 2017 (he is now self-employed), he began his B.Sc. education at Moscow Institute of Radioelectronics in 1987. But the Vyacheslav Ivanov who died in the plane crash was born in 1986, which means it was not Rosatom CFO Vyacheslav Ivanov who perished in the plane crash.

On February 12, 2018, a day after the plane crash, Ivanov posted two selfies on his Facebook page:

(3) There is no Sergei Millian, but there is a Sergei Panchenko on Flight 6W703’s passenger list, whose date of birth was March 28, 1973, which would make him 44 years old.

According to Buzzfeed however, there is no evidence that Russian businessman Sergei Millian has another name, Sergey (or Sergei) Panchenko. Buzzfeed maintains that Millian and Panchenko are two different people.

There is a Sergei Panchenko on LinkedIn (no picture), who’s the head of engineering Russian section, Nord Stream.

The LinkedIn profile of Sergei Millian (see pic below) says he’s the vice president of World Chinese Merchants Union Association in Beijing, China.

H/t Big Lug

~Eowyn

Address book in Anthony Weiner’s laptop includes Soros, Rothschild, journalists and professors

Somebody, likely a “white hat” in the FBI, leaked the address book in the laptop computer of Anthony Weiner, aka Carlos Danger — former NY Democrat Congressman, convicted pedophile, and husband of Hillary’s closest aide Huma Abedin.

Anthony Weiner takes lewd pic of himself in the Congressional gym

The FBI had confiscated Weiner’s laptop in a raid in September 2016, while investigating Weiner’s sexting to an underage girl, for which he was convicted and sentenced to 21 months in Federal Medical Center, Ayer, Massachusetts.

Four days ago, on Feb. 6, Weiner’s address book of 639 names, addresses and phone numbers was uploaded to Sqawker.

Included in the list are:

  • George Soros.
  • Lynn de Rothschild, the CEO of E.L. Rothschild, a holding company she owns with her third husband, Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild, a member of the very powerful Rothschild family.
  • Republican Party consultant Roger Stone, whom you won’t find in the three groups (see below) because he doesn’t fit into any group.

Note that both Soros and Rothschild are buddies of Hillary Clinton:

As you would expect, since Anthony Weiner is Jewish, there are innumerable Jewish names among the 639.

Know thy enemies: I’ve sorted Weiner’s 639 contacts into 3 groups. Many individuals have overlapping roles, as in the case of academics who go in and out of government, and former government officials becoming academics.

Note that Weiner alphabetized his address book by his contacts’ first name, instead of their last name.

(1) Media: journalists, FILM makers, publishers, Actors

  1. Adam Gopnick, The New Yorker.
  2. Alan Rusbridger, The Guardian.
  3. Alex Gibney, documentary film-maker and owner of Jigsaw Productions.
  4. Allison Silver, New York Times.
  5. Ann Pincus, Center for Public Integrity, a non-profit investigative journalism organization.
  6. Anthony Barnett, Open Democracy.
  7. Anthony Lewis, journalist (d. 2013).
  8. Ariana Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.
  9. Arnaud de Borchgrave: This one is a shocker. Arnaud de Borchgrave is a neo-conservative journalist, former editor-in-chief of The Washington Times, and a founding member of NewsMax.
  10. Becky Gardner, The Guardian.
  11. Ben Gerson, Harvard Business Review.
  12. Benjamin Haas, Harvard Business Review.
  13. Bill Murray, Public Affairs TV.
  14. Bill Richardson, Public Affairs TV.
  15. Brad Whitford, West Wing actor.
  16. Brant Janeway, Penguin Group.
  17. Caroline Marks, The Daily Beast.
  18. Celestine Bohlen, Bloomberg.
  19. Christiane Amanpour, journalist.
  20. Christoper Dickey, Newsweek and Daily Beast.
  21. Chrstine Ockrent, Belgian journalist.
  22. Dan Rather, former CBS anchorman.
  23. Danielle Mattoon, New York Times.
  24. David Brock, Media Matters.
  25. David Carr, New York Times.
  26. David Rosenthal, Simon & Schuster publishing co.
  27. David Talbot, Salon.com.
  28. Desiree Adib, Air America Radio.
  29. Dotty Lynch, CBS News.
  30. Doug Page, Chicago Tribune.
  31. Ed Vulliamy, Observer.
  32. Edward Felsenthal, Daily Beast.
  33. Eleanor Randolph, New York Times.
  34. Elisabeth Sifton, HuffPo, former senior VP of Farrar Straus and Giroux publisher.
  35. Eric Bates, Rolling Stone.
  36. Eugene Robinson, Washington Post.
  37. Evan Smith, Texas Monthly.
  38. Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek.
  39. Frank Mankiewicz, National Public Radio.
  40. Frank Rich, New York Times.
  41. Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist.
  42. Garry Wills, journalist/author.
  43. Gary Kamiya, Salon.com.
  44. George Packer, The New Yorker.
  45. George Weidenfeld, Orion Books.
  46. Greta Van Sustren, Fox News.
  47. Hamilton Fish, The New Republic.
  48. Harry Thomason, Hollywood TV-film producer-director.
  49. Henry Louis Gates, PBS, Harvard U. professor.
  50. Isabel Hilton, journalist, Open Democracy.
  51. Jacob Weisberg, Slate.
  52. Jake Tapper, CNN.
  53. James Fallows, The Atlantic.
  54. James Harding, Financial Times and former BBC.
  55. James Pinkerton, Financial Times.
  56. Jane Mayer, New Yorker.
  57. Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone.
  58. Jeff Seroy, Farrar Straus and Giroux publisher.
  59. Jeffrey Toobin, New Yorker.
  60. Jim Naughtie, BBC.
  61. Jon Lovett, Hollywood producer and screen writer.
  62. Jonathan Larsen, Air America Radio.
  63. Judy Blodgett, Discovery CEO.
  64. Julian Borger, The Guardian.
  65. Julie Sender, Balcony Films.
  66. Katrina Vanden Huevel, The Nation.
  67. Ken Slotnick, Florentine Films (makes documentaries for PBS).
  68. Kerry Lauerman, Salon.
  69. Lally Weymouth, Washington Post.
  70. Laura McClure, Salon.
  71. Lisa Chamberlain, Financial Times.
  72. Lucy Carrigan, Air America Radio.
  73. Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun Times.
  74. Martin Kettle, The Guardian.
  75. Mike Allen, Time magazine.
  76. Narda Zacchino, San Francisco Chronicle.
  77. Nick Goldberg, Los Angeles Times.
  78. Paul Glastris, Washington Monthly.
  79. Richard Cohen, Washington Post.
  80. Richard French, RNN TV.
  81. Rick Berke, New York Times.
  82. Robert Cohen, New York Times.
  83. Ryan Lizza, New Yorker.
  84. Scott Turow, novelist.
  85. Tom Baldwin, The Times.
  86. Tom Edsall, National Journal.
  87. Walter Pincus, Washington Post.

(2) Academics, intellectuals, and think tanks

  1. Andras Hamori, Carnegie Endowment.
  2. Andrew & Leslie Cockburn, Army War College.
  3. Arturo Valenzuela, rabbi, Duke University (and former assistant secretary of state for Western hemisphere affairs in the Obama administration).
  4. Bill Schneider, ThirdWay.org.
  5. Caroline Heldman, Occidental College.
  6. Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School, Obama’s administrator of White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
  7. Charles Tiefer, U. of Baltimore.
  8. Charlie Kupchan, Council on Foreign Relations.
  9. Dan Freifeld, NYU.
  10. David Greenberg, Rutgers U.
  11. David Lesch, Trinity U.
  12. Derek Shearer, Occidental College.
  13. Douglas Brinkley, Rice U.
  14. EJ Dionne, Brookings Institute.
  15. Elaine Kamarck, Harvard U.
  16. Gayle Smith, American Academy in Berlin.
  17. James Galbraith, U. of Texas.
  18. Robert Riech, U.C. Berkeley, Bill Clinton’s former Secretary of Labor.
  19. Gary Sick, Columbia U.
  20. Geoffrey Cowan, U. of Southern California.
  21. Jack Bass, College of Charleston.
  22. Janet Napolitano, president of U. of California, Obama’s secretary of Homeland Security.
  23. Jessica Stern, Harvard U.
  24. Jim Steinberg, U. of Texas.
  25. John Sifton, Human Rights Watch, One World Research.
  26. Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia U
  27. Juan Cole, U. of Michigan.
  28. Lari Martinez, Florida International U.
  29. Larry Diamond, Stanford U.
  30. Laura Tyson, U.C. Berkeley, chair of Bill Clinton’s White House Council of Economic Advise
  31. Martha Camp, Princeton U.
  32. Michael Janeway, Columbia U.
  33. Michael Sheehan, NYU.
  34. Michael Vachon, Soros Fund Management.
  35. Michael Waldman, NYU.
  36. Paul Krugman, Princeton U.
  37. Peter Beinart, City U. of New York.
  38. Peter Singer, Princeton U., the celebrated “moral philosopher” who says it’s okay to rape the mentally disabled, among others of his atrocious beliefs.
  39. Peter Steinfels, Fordham U.
  40. Philip Bobbitt, U. of Texas.
  41. Ralph Whitehead, U. of Massachusetts.
  42. Richard Parker, Harvard U.
  43. Robert Pape, U. of Chicago.
  44. Robert Scheer, U. of Southern California.
  45. Robert Jay Lifton, psychiatrist and notable author.
  46. Ron Steel, U. of Southern California.
  47. Sarah Chase, Harvard U.
  48. Sean Wilentz, Princeton U.
  49. Sheldon Hackney, U. of Pennsylvania.
  50. Stephen Holmes, New York U.
  51. Stephen Schlesinger
  52. Ted Widmer, Brown U.
  53. Timothy Garton Ash, Oxford U.
  54. Todd Gitlin, Columbia U.
  55. Tom Frank, U. of Chicago.

(3) Clinton and Democrat Party operatives

  1. Andrew Shapiro, Senator Hillary Clinton.
  2. Ben Jones, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
  3. Bruce Lindsey, Bill Clinton’s White House assistant, current chair of the Clinton Foundation.
  4. Bill Gates (unnamed assistant of).
  5. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, member of Ford Foundation board of trustees.
  6. Cheryl Mills, secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff.
  7. David McKean, secretary of state John Kerry’s assistant, former U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg (2016-2017).
  8. Deborah de Shong, Democratic National Committee (DNC).
  9. Denis McDonough, Obama’s White House chief of staff.
  10. Doug Band, Bill Clinton’s White House deputy assistant and counselor.
  11. Ed Miliband, leader of UK’s Labour Party.
  12. Ellen Chesler, Soros NY.
  13. Gara LaMarche, Democracy Alliance, former VP of Soros’ Open Society.
  14. Gary Hart, former US senator, McGovern’s VP running mate, Obama’s US special envoy for Northern Ireland.
  15. Harold Ickes, Bill Clinton’s White House deputy chief of staff.
  16. Henry Waxman, former Congressman.
  17. Hillary Clinton.
  18. Howard Wolfson, Democratic Party political strategist.
  19. Huma Abedin.
  20. James Carville.
  21. James Rubin, Bill Clinton’s assistant secretary of state.
  22. Jason Miner, DNC.
  23. John Podesta.
  24. John Rich, World Nuclear Association, founded in 2001 on the basis of the Uranium Institute.
  25. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, chair of American Bridge, non-profit that raises funds for Democrat Party.
  26. Lanny Davis, Bill Clinton’s White House special counsel.
  27. Laura Graham, COO of Clinton Foundation.
  28. Lynn de Rothschild.
  29. Marc Dunkelman, Clinton Foundation.
  30. Mickey Cantor, Bill Clinton’s secretary of commerce.
  31. Paul Begala, Bill Clinton’s adviser.
  32. Philippe Reines, Sen. Hillary Clinton’s senior adviser in Obama State Dept.
  33. Richard Blumenthal, US senator.
  34. Richard Holbrooke, Obama’s special envoy, Bill Clinton’s UN ambassador.
  35. Robert Rubin, Bill Clinton’s treasury secretary, current chair of Council on Foreign Relations.
  36. Sarah Hurwitz, speech writer for Michele Obama, Hillary Clinton and other prominent Demonrats.
  37. Soros.
  38. Stephanie Streett, Clinton Foundation.
  39. Steve McMahon, Democratic media consultant.
  40. Susan McCue, worked for Sen. Harry Reid.
  41. Tamera Luzzato, former chief of staff to Senator Hillary Clinton, now Pew Charitable Trust’s senior vice president of governmental relations.
  42. Terry McAuliffe, Gov. of Virginia.
  43. Tony Blinken, Obama’s deputy national security adviser who flicks his tongue like a snake.
  44. Wes Boyd, MoveOn.org.

~Eowyn