The Prowler

A Lebanese Charm Offensive

 

The Obama Administration is declining to dispute statements made by a senior Lebanese government official that would indicate the U.S. government is comfortable with a Lebanese banking system that may be — outside of Iran’s financing — the sole source of funds propping up the Assad regime in Syria. But sources inside both the U.S. […]

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Softness at the NSC

 

With a CBS News report earlier last week claiming that the neither the White House nor the Central Intelligence Agency was aware of edits made to briefing and talking points generated by the CIA on the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya and Egypt, new questions about the document, which downplayed the role al […]

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Resisting Google

 

Google, the company that has been desperately currying favor with conservative organizations around Washington, and which is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission, as well as several European governments, isn’t making many friends inside Washington, D.C., despite the money it is throwing around. This new advertisement makes clear that conservatives aren’t going to roll […]

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Anti-Business as Usual

 

BILL COMES DUE It was not “business as usual” last week for Democrats in Washington, as members of the Obama Administration and Democrat Senators fanned out across town for meetings with senior business executives and business owners holding summer meetings in the city. The man who took the biggest beating was White House chief of […]

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National Public Internet

 

Over the past 18 months, the Obama Administration has been seeking to more stringently regulate Internet, broadband, and wireless broadband networks operated by such communications firms as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, as well as Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Now it is taking steps to create a taxpayer-financed, government-run broadband network that while ostensibly deployed for […]

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This Property Is Condemned

 

WEINER’S HARD DRIVES Over the weekend, House Democrat leaders were attempting to ascertain whether the hard drives of the computers used by embattled serial sexter Rep. Anthony Weiner had been seized and secured by the House Sergeant at Arms as part of an effort to determine whether government resources had been used for Weiner’s online […]

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Shut the People Down

 

STANDOFF CYNICISM No one can say that President Barack Obama and his administration weren’t thinking of the American people during the budget standoff with Republicans. Their inconvenience was very much on his mind. According to White House sources, in the weeks leading up to last week’s push for a budget deal, the President approved plans […]

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Obama Arming Al Qaeda?

 

With President Barack Obama scheduled to speak to the nation tonight about the role the U.S. military is playing and will play in the military action in Libya, the White House national security and communications teams continue to scramble to get their stories straight. For example, early last week it appeared that in the days […]

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Power Plays

 

INTERNET GRABBERS House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa continues to demand answers from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski over why the head of a supposedly independent federal agency visited the White House 81 times between January 2009 and November 2010. It was during this time that Genachowski and his staff were developing a regulatory […]

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Hands Off the Obamacare Slush Fund

 

Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy have consistently blocked efforts by Reps. Steve King and Michele Bachmann to defund the so-called “Obamacare slush fund” via the continuing resolution or House spending bills, despite being told by House Republican leadership staff that they could do […]

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