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Russian Bombers Fly Within 50 Miles of California Coast

Russian Bombers Fly Within 50 Miles of California Coast

Four Russian strategic bombers triggered U.S. air defense systems while conducting practice bombing runs near Alaska this week, with two of the Tu-95 Bear H aircraft coming within 50 miles of the California coast, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) confirmed Wednesday. “The last time we saw anything similar was two years ago on the Fourth of July,” Navy… Read more →

Bill Whittle: Why Benghazi Matters

In his latest, hard-hitting FIREWALL, Bill provides a moment-by-moment breakdown of the events leading up to the attack on the Consulate in Benghazi, a detailed analysis of who was doing and saying  what as the attack was underway, and chronicles the following ten days of deceptions and lies on the part of the White House and the State Department, throwing a clear, cold and unflattering light on the competence and character of the President and Secretary of State.WHY BENGHAZI MATTERS

 

The Conservatives at Truth Revolt have the full transcript

Cruz: Israel Strike Against Iran ‘Could Happen In A Matter Of Months’

Cruz: Israel Strike Against Iran ‘Could Happen In A Matter Of Months’

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a small gathering of pro-Israel American leaders Tuesday that an Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear facilities “could happen in a matter of months.” “In my view, [Iranian Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei believes there is no credible deterrence from the United States, there’s not realistic risk of significant consequence for moving forward with their nuclear development,”… Read more →

Mosul falls to militants, Iraqi forces flee northern city

Mosul falls to militants, Iraqi forces flee northern city

(Reuters) – An al-Qaeda splinter group in Iraq seized control of the big northern city of Mosul on Tuesday, putting security forces to flight in a spectacular show of strength against the Shi’ite-led Baghdad government. The capture of the city of some two million by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Sunni Muslims waging sectarian war on both sides… Read more →

As Obama Releases Taliban, Holder Focuses On 'Domestic Terror Groups'

As Obama Releases Taliban, Holder Focuses On ‘Domestic Terror Groups’

Eric Holder has seen the enemy, and he’s waving a Gadsden flag. At the very same moment the Obama Administration chose to release five, high-level Taliban terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, Attorney General Eric Holder has re-constituted an FBI group aimed at domestic terrorism. Specifically citing groups that held “anti-government animus,” Holder authorized the re-formation of the group  originally formed after the… Read more →

Steve Forbes: Link dollar to gold or face Great Depression II

Influential financial publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes is out with a new warning that the U.S. faces an economic catastrophe due to the Federal Reserve‘s loose dollar policy, and returning to a strict “gold standard” is the only way to avoid disaster.

In Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy — and What We Can Do About It, Forbes blames President Obama‘s money team for the stagnant economy, high prices, declining mobility and big government.

“[The Fed's] vastly misguided monetary policies are now setting the stage for a new economic and social catastrophe — one that could rival the financial crisis and horrors of the 1930s,” he wrote in the book co-authored by Elizabeth Ames.

Just like many financial conservatives have advised in the past, notably former Reps. Jack Kemp and Ron Paul, Forbes said that economic prosperity can come only if the dollar is linked to gold and not printed willy-nilly at inflated rates.

“The best way to achieve monetary stability: linking the dollar to gold,” he wrote in the book out today. “The Fed should have only two tasks: keeping the dollar fixed to gold and dealing quickly and decisively with panics,” he wrote, according to excerpts provided in advance to Secrets.

Forbes has long been a leading conservative voice on the economy, and his latest book is likely to revive calls for a gold standard.

 

Washington Examiner has the full article

SHAPIRO: Why Didn't Obama Drone Bergdahl?

SHAPIRO: Why Didn’t Obama Drone Bergdahl?

Why didn’t the Obama administration drone Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl? The Obama administration’s illegal deal, in which it traded five Taliban top terrorists in exchange for Bergdahl, raises some difficult questions. Reports from 2010 from the Daily Mail stated, “The 24-year-old has converted to Islam and now has the Muslim name Abdullah, one of his captors told The Sunday Times.” The report continued:… Read more →

London's Drive To Become The Sharia Finance Capital Of The West

London’s Drive To Become The Sharia Finance Capital Of The West

London is pushing to become the Western capital for sharia finance in spite of the many potential ​dangers​. This past November, London hosted the 2013 World Islamic Economic Forum. Speaking at that event, Prime Minister David Cameron said: “I want London to stand alongside Dubai and Kuala Lumpur as one of the great capitals of Islamic finance anywhere in the world.”… Read more →

New federal database will track Americans' credit ratings, other financial information

New federal database will track Americans’ credit ratings, other financial information

As many as 227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives — including theirSocial Security numbers — in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies. The Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau posted an April 16 Federal Register notice of an expansion of their joint National Mortgage Database Program to include personally… Read more →

U.S. veterans health probe confirms cover-up of care delays

U.S. veterans health probe confirms cover-up of care delays

(Reuters) – Calls for U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign grew louder on Wednesday as the agency’s inspector general confirmed “systemic” and widespread VA scheduling abuses to cover up long wait times for veterans’ healthcare. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ internal watchdog is probing manipulation of appointment data at 42 VA medical centers, up from 26 last week,… Read more →