Obama Adviser: If El Chapo Comes To US, Hardened Gitmo Detainees Should Come Too

Ben Rhodes, a top national security adviser to President Barack Obama, said Friday if a U.S. prison is good enough for El Chapo, it’s good enough for Guantanamo Bay detainees who require indefinite detention. Rhodes noted that bipartisan support exists for extraditing El Chapo, a notorious drug kingpin in Mexico, to the U.S., though that same support is absent when discussing the move of Gitmo detainees to U.S. facilities. “If our prison system is good enough for El Chapo, and good enough, Read more […]

White House Insists It’s Still Going To Close Gitmo No Matter What

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reiterated Sunday President Barack Obama is absolutely committed to closing down Guantanamo Bay before the end of his term. Appearing on Fox News on Sunday, McDonough said Obama will soon present a closure plan to Congress, hoping for approval, The Hill reports. The arguments for closing the facility is that terrorists successfully recruit based on its existence and additionally that it is incredibly expensive. Obama has promised since the start of Read more […]

Almost Half Of California Driver’s Licenses Went To Illegal Immigrants In 2015

Almost 50 percent of all California driver’s licenses issued in 2015 went to illegal immigrants, according to recent state reports, wrapping up the first year of a state-wide program designed to provide Department of Motor Vehicle services to those without citizenship. In total, California issued 605,000 driver’s licenses to illegals a year after the program started Jan 2, 2015, which is far more than the anticipated number, the Orange County Register reports. The program is expected to cost Read more […]

Former SecDef: Obama’s National Security Advisers Are Totally Naive

Former defense secretary Robert Gates, who served during the Obama administration, thinks that President Barack Obama’s national security aides are totally and completely naïve, a naivety which has brought about disastrous foreign policy consequences. Gates pointed to deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes and former special assistant Samantha Power, both in their 30s, as prime examples of youth and inexperience run amuck, Politico reports. As top-level national security advisors, however, Read more […]

It Wasn’t The Best Year For The VA, Here’s The Worst 2015 Had To Offer

The Department of Veterans Affairs drew fire in 2014 for manipulating appointment waitlists while veterans died without care, but despite hopes that the agency would clean up its act, it hasn’t fared any better in 2015. In fact, increased scrutiny has resulted in more light shed on incredibly serious problems plaguing the department. From patients dying while they wait to gross over-medication, here are the top five worst VA scandals of 2015. A year after the waitlist scandal, the number Read more […]

Hillary Clinton Finally Comes Out And Says It: ISIS Is Committing Genocide Against Christians

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came out Tuesday and proclaimed that the systemic attacks against Christians by the Islamic State constitute genocide. Clinton’s off the cuff remarks distances her from the Obama administration, which infamously has refused to classify the brutal attacks as genocide, The Washington Post reports. Such a classification could place legal obligations on the White House to take action to prevent the genocide. While in New Hampshire at a town hall Read more […]

FBI Admits Chattanooga Attack Was Terrorism, Victims To Receive Purple Hearts

The Federal Bureau of Investigation finally admitted Wednesday that the attack on a Navy center in Chattanooga, Tenn., was “motivated by foreign terrorist propaganda.” The designation means that the Navy can finally grant Purple Hearts to the families of the five servicemembers who died that day, as well as one survivor, CNN reports. “This determination allows the Department of the Navy to move forward immediately with the award of the Purple Heart to the families of the five heroes Read more […]

John Kerry Gives In To Russia, Says Assad Can Stay In Power

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave in to Russia’s demand to allow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to remain in power Tuesday. Negotiations in Moscow between the U.S. and Russia have finally yielded some results. Kerry caved and told the Associated Press following the meeting that the United States and its allies are “not seeking so-called regime change.” This is a major shift from White House priorities, though Kerry did note that the U.S. still believes Assad is incapable of Read more […]

Top Woman Candidate For Defense Secretary Might Have Just Spilled The Beans About Her Real Reason For Declining

The leading candidate to become the first woman secretary of defense in U.S. history might have been telling only part of the story when she cited family as the reason for declining in 2014. Another reason, John Hudson of Foreign Policy reports, is likely that Obama’s America is a bit too claustrophobic. Michele Flournoy, now CEO of Center for a New American Security (CNAS), recently revealed in front of Congress that she might have turned down President Barack Obama’s offer because she Read more […]

Obama’s Pentagon: Banning All Muslims From Entering US Contrary To Our Values

The Pentagon slammed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. While Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook emphasized that the Department of Defense does not want to get into domestic politics, his statement Tuesday carried strong and obvious rebuke of Trump’s proposal, The Hill reports. “Anything that creates tensions and creates the notion that the United States is at odds with the Muslim faith and Islam would be counterproductive Read more […]

There were Turkish Air Force Warnings Just Before Blowing Russian SU-24 Out Of The Sky

Turkey shot a Russian SU-24 aircraft down after the jet violated its airspace Tuesday. Here’s what a Turkish bomber told the SU-24just before it fired. “This is Turkish air force speaking,” the Turkish pilot says. “You are approaching Turkish airspace. Change your heading south immediately,” The Mirror reports. The SU-24 ignores the warning and seconds later is shot down. Footage shows two of the pilots parachute out of the aircraft, but are subsequently gunned down by rebel Read more […]

Clock Boy Is Back, And He Wants $15 Million From Irving City Hall And School District

The law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed, who has become known as Clock Boy, has sent the Irving City Hall and Irving School District a letter demanding $10 million and $5 million respectively for the poor treatment of Mohamed. If the government refuses to cough up the $15 mil, the law firm will file a suit for damages. The city and school have 60 days to comply. In a letter sent Monday, the law firm Laney & Bollinger also demanded a written apology from Mayor Beth Van Duyne and Police Read more […]

Police Kill Mastermind Behind Paris Attacks in Raid

French officials have confirmed a police raid Wednesday resulted in the death of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who is the suspected mastermind behind the Paris attacks last Friday. After receiving intelligence on Abaaoud’s whereabouts, police conducted a seven-hour-long raid on an apartment building in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis in France. This suburb is home to a large immigrant population. In total, the SWAT teams fired 5,000 rounds, resulting in two dead, The Wall Street Journal reports. Helicopters Read more […]

US Drone Strike Targeted And May Have Killed Jihadi John

The Department of Defense said Thursday it might have taken down “Jihadi John” with a drone strike in Syria. The airstrike took place Thursday in Raqqa, Syria, where Jihadi John, also known as Mohammed Enwazi, was believed to be located. He was reportedly riding in a vehicle at the time. Enwazi has gained international notoriety for appearing in Islamic State propaganda, in which he executed hostages with a knife while wearing a black mask. He is suspected of killing American aid worker Read more […]