• Obama threatens to veto tough Republican bill on Syrian refugees

    19/Nov/2015 // 163 Viewers

    President Barack Obama would veto a Republican bill introduced in the wake of the Paris attacks to toughen the screening process for Syrian refugees, the White House said Wednesday.
     
    The US House of Representatives could vote as early as Thursday on resolution 4038, which aims to block administration plans to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year.
     
    “Given the lives at stake and the critical importance to our partners in the Middle East and Europe of American leadership in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis, if the President were presented with H.R. 4038, he would veto the bill,” the White House said.
     
    Unveiled by House Homeland Security chairman Michael McCaul, the bill aims to strengthen vetting procedures for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the wake of Friday’s attacks that killed 129, carried out by Syria-linked jihadists.
     
    The plan would require the director of the FBI, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence to certify that each refugee is not a security threat.
     
    “This legislation would introduce unnecessary and impractical requirements that would unacceptably hamper our efforts to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the world, many of whom are victims of terrorism, and would undermine our partners in the Middle East and Europe in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis,” the White House said in a statement.
     
    Refugees of all nationalities, including Syrians and Iraqis, currently undergo the most rigorous and thorough security screening of anyone allowed into the United States, “all aimed at ensuring that those admitted do not pose a threat to our country,” the statement said.
     
    The current screening process, it said, involves multiple federal intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies, including the National Counterterrorism Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Defense.
     
    “The certification requirement at the core of H.R. 4038 is untenable and would provide no meaningful additional security for the American people,” the White House said.
     
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  • Breaking! Pentagon and intelligence community chiefs have urged Obama to remove the head of the NSA

    19/Nov/2016 // 993 Viewers

    National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael S. Rogers participates speaks at the third annual Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington in September. (Gary Cameron/Reuters)

     
    The heads of the Pentagon and the nation’s intelligence community have recommended to President Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, be removed.
     
    The recommendation, delivered to the White House last month, was made by Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., according to several U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
     
    Action has been delayed, some administration officials said, because relieving Rogers of his duties is tied to another controversial recommendation: to create separate chains of command at the NSA and the military’s cyberwarfare unit, a recommendation by Clapper and Carter that has been stalled because of other issues.
     
    The news comes as Rogers is being considered by President-Elect Donald Trump to be his nominee for DNI, replacing Clapper as the official who oversees all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies. In a move apparently unprecedented for a military officer, Rogers, without notifying superiors, traveled to New York to meet with Trump on Thursday at Trump Tower. That caused consternation at senior levels of the administration, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal personnel matters.
     
    The White House, Pentagon and Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment. The NSA did not respond to requests for comment. Carter has concerns with Rogers’s performance, officials said. The driving force for Clapper, meanwhile, was the separation of leadership roles at the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command and his belief that the NSA should be headed by a civilian.
     
    [Trump’s security picks signals intent to keep hard-line promises]
     
    Rogers, 57, took the helm of the NSA and Cyber Command in April 2014 in the wake of revelations by a former intelligence contractor of broad surveillance activities that shook public confidence in the agency. The contractor, Edward Snowden, had secretly downloaded vast amounts of digital documents that he shared with a handful of journalists. His disclosures prompted debate over the proper scale of surveillance and led to some reforms.
     
     
    But they also were a black eye for an agency that prides itself on having the most skilled hackers and cybersecurity professionals in government. Rogers was charged with making sure another insider breach never happened again.
     
    Instead, in the past year and a half, officials have discovered two major compromises of sensitive hacking tools by personnel working at the NSA’s premier hacking unit: the Tailored Access Organization. One involved a Booz Allen Hamilton contractor, Harold T. Martin III, who is accused of carrying out the largest theft of classified government material ever. Although some of his activity took place before Rogers arrived and at other agencies, some of it — including the breach of some of the most sensitive tools — continued on Rogers’s watch, the officials said.
     
    Martin’s alleged theft was discovered when some of the tools he is accused of stealing were mysteriously released online in August. They included computer code based on obscure software flaws that could be used to take control of firewalls and networks — what one former TAO operator called “the keys to the kingdom.”
     
    Martin, who moved from the NSA to a job in a Defense Department acquisitions agency last year, was arrested in August. The news broke last month.
     
    But there was a second, previously undisclosed breach of cyber tools, discovered in the summer of 2015, which was also carried out by a TAO employee, one official said. That individual also has been arrested, but his case has not been made public. The individual is not believed to have shared the material with another country, the official said.
     
    Rogers was put on notice by his two bosses — Clapper and Carter — that he had to get control of internal security and improve his leadership style. There have been persistent complaints from NSA personnel that Rogers is aloof, frequently absent and does not listen to staff input. The NSA is an intelligence agency but part of the Defense Department, hence the two overseers.
     
     
    FBI agents investigating the Martin breach were appalled at how lax security was at TAO, officials said. “[Rogers] is a guy who has been at the helm of the NSA at the time of some of the most egregious security breaches, most recently Hal Martin,” said a senior administration official. “Clearly it’s a sprawling bureaucracy . . . but I think there’s a compelling case that can be made that some of the safeguards that should have been put in place were either not fully put in place or not implemented properly.”
     
    At the same time, Rogers has not impressed Carter with his handling of U.S. Cyber Command’s cyber offensive against the Islamic State. Over the past year or so, the command’s operations against the terrorist group’s networks in Syria and Iraq have not borne much fruit, officials said. In the past month, military hackers have been successful at disrupting some Islamic State networks, but it was the first time they had done that, the officials said.
     
    The expectation had been that Rogers would be replaced before the Nov. 8 election, but as part of an announcement about the change in leadership structure at the NSA and Cyber Command, said a second official.
     
    “It was going to be part of a full package,” the official said. “The idea was not for any kind of public firing.”
     
    The president would then appoint an acting NSA director, enabling his successor to nominate their own person. But a key lawmaker, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, threatened to block any such nominee if the White House proceeded with the plan to split the leadership at the NSA and Cyber Command.
     
    The rationale for splitting what is called the “dual-hat” arrangement is that the agencies’ missions are fundamentally different, that the nation’s cyberspies and military hackers should not be competing to use the same networks, and that the job of leading both organizations is too big for one person.
     
    But McCain is concerned that placing Cyber Command under its own leadership will hinder its effectiveness as it is highly dependent on the NSA for capabilities.
     
     
    Meanwhile, in February, Rogers announced a major reorganization at the NSA, which he called NSA21. He has merged the agency’s spying and hacking arms with its computer security division into one Directorate of Operations. That reorganization has only intensified the discontent that has marked Rogers’s tenure at the agency, current and former officials said.
     
    “The morale is horrible,” said one former senior official. Especially during a period of change, a leader needs to be present, the official said. “Any leader knows that when you institute change, you have to be there. You have to help heal the wounds, be very active. He was not.”
     
    But Saxby Chambliss, a former Republican senator from Georgia who served on the Select Committee on Intelligence, said that he thinks highly of Rogers. “When it comes to the world of cyber, there’s nobody more capable than Mike Rogers in the military world today,” he said.
     
    Rogers is a Navy cryptologist whose military career spans more than 30 years. Before landing at Fort Meade, Md., he headed up the Navy’s cyber arm, Fleet Cyber Command. A Chicago native, Rogers began his career as a surface warfare officer in 1981. Over the years he has served as head of the Chairman’s Action Group, an in-house Pentagon think tank to advise on policy and long-term issues, under then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace, and as director of intelligence at Pacific Command and then on the Joint Staff.- The Washington Post

     


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  • Finally, Aso Rock in disarray as WHITE HOUSE gives approval for BIAFRA Restoration Project [Watch video]

    19/Oct/2016 // 48919 Viewers

     

    PARIS, OCTOBER 19, 2016: (DGW) As the agitation for the restoration of the sovereign State of Biafra continues, concerned world citizens have vowed to spread the agitation of an oppressed people and an oppressed nation as  Rosie Omalicha Segura has vowed to pitch IPOB tents in her city in the USA.

    Speaking to all Biafrans in a video message, she said she was working very hard to restore the Biafra restoration project by opening IPOB family in her city because there is none nearby to carry on the Biafra struggle adding that the only one available is in Houston Texas which is about 12 hours drive from where she lives while the other IPOB family is in California which is about 14 hours drive.

    These amid other reasons, she decided to open one in her locality to expand the Biafran restoration project. Rosie reminded everyone that President Obama is aware of  and has already spoken to his 'COC' and National Co-ordinator who gave her their go-ahead for  this sensitization program.

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  • I'll feel personally insulted if you don't turn out and vote for Hillary Clinton - Obama urges black voters

    19/Sep/2016 // 1074 Viewers

     

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday night he will take it as a "personal insult" if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and encouraged black voters to support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Obama delivered his final keynote address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, symbolically passing the torch to the person he hopes will succeed him next year. Clinton, his former secretary of state, was honored for becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major party.

    Obama said his name may not be on the ballot, but issues of importance to the black community were, including justice, good schools and ending mass incarceration.

    "I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election," Obama said with a stern look and booming passion. "You want to give me a good send-off, go vote."

    In her own pitch to African-Americans at the same dinner, Clinton implored the crowd to help protect Obama's legacy, warning of a "dangerous and divisive vision" that could come from Republican opponent Donald Trump.

    Obama joked about the "birther" issue long promoted and now dismissed by Trump, telling his audience that there's an extra spring in his step now that the "whole birther thing is over." But his main message was about voter turnout among blacks.

    He turned quite serious when speaking about voting. He said Republicans have actively added barriers to voting by closing polling places mostly in minority communities, cutting early voting and imposing more voter ID requirements. He called the efforts a national scandal, but even if all restrictions on voting were eliminated, African-Americans would still have one of the lowest voting rates.

    "That's not good. That is on us," Obama said. He then told the crowd if they wanted to give Michelle Obama and him a good send-off, "don't just watch us walk off into the sunset, now. Get people registered to vote."

    Obama also sought to blunt Trump's recent efforts to reach out to black voters, saying Trump at one point in the race had said there's never been a worse time to be a black person.

    "I mean, he missed that whole civics lesson about slavery and Jim Crow, but we've got a museum for him to visit," Obama said, a reference to next week's opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. "We will educate him."

    Obama may have been referring to an ABC interview with Trump in 2015 when he asserted the nation's first black president had done "nothing" for African-Americans. "They are worse now than just about ever," he said.

    Clinton gave a shorter address. She did not mention Trump by name but showered the president with praise and said the upcoming election would be a pivotal choice for the country.

    "It's not about golf course promotions or birth certificates. It comes down to who will fight for the forgotten, who will invest in our children and who will really have your back in the White House," Clinton said.

    "We need ideas not insults, real plans to help struggling Americans in communities that have been left out and left behind, not prejudice and paranoia. We can't let Barack Obama's legacy fall into the hands of someone who doesn't understand that, whose dangerous and divisive vision for our country will drag us backwards," she said.

    The gala featuring nearly four dozen black members of Congress underscored Clinton's need for a large turnout of black voters against Trump. In a tight presidential race, Clinton is hoping that African-Americans turn out like they did for Obama's two victories when they comprised 13 percent of the electorate.

    Black voters were among Clinton's most loyal supporters during the Democratic primaries, powering her to a series of wins in the South that helped her build a delegate lead against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

    The dinner included warnings about a Trump presidency. Retiring Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., who was honored for his service, said of the GOP nominee, "His hatred and his bigotry has pulled the rug off and the sheet off the Republican Party so we can see it for what it is."

    The gathering came a day after Trump reversed himself on his long-held and false view that Obama was not born in the United States. He acknowledged that Obama was born in America, but then incorrectly suggested that Clinton had started the conspiracy theory during the 2008 presidential contest.

    At the dinner, Clinton said of Obama: "Mr. President, not only do we know you are an American, you are a great American." 

    Link to news source : https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-clinton-attend-congressional-black-caucus-gala-173246404--election.html


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  • Gen. Norman Ham blasts Obama, tells shocking truth, many unprintable things serving under him

    19/Sep/2016 // 441 Viewers

     

     
    PATRIOT JOURNAL: - Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Norman Ham is speaking out ahead of the presidential election about the serious problems he has with the current commander in chief — and why he believes GOP nominee Donald Trump has the best plan to correct the American military’s current course.

    “Now that I don’t have to be politically correct anymore,” he told the host, “it was demoralizing to work for Obama.”

    Ham went on to explain how he believes cuts to military spending left his and other generals’ hands tied when attempting to perform their duties.

    Ham discussed the cuts to military, as well as trading traitors for terrorists, the kind of policies that Obama embraced, as reasons for his demoralization.

    Obama has created a nation that awards our enemies and punishes the hard working leaders that still want to make our country great.

    Looking ahead to the future of the armed forces and the nation, Ham explained why he backs Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    “This country needs a leader,” he said. “We need a leader with integrity, a leader that sees goodness in all Americans that can bring up together and lead us forward.”

    We’ve known for a long time that the current administration has little respect for our military. The left seem to distrust and despise our men in women in uniform, despite the fact that they risk our lives to protect us (same as our police officers).


    So it comes as no surprise that our top military leaders had a hard time under the Obama administration.

    Long time generals, tasked with the heavy burden of keeping the United States safe, were chaffed by Obama’s restricting limitations, narrow view of the world, and poor judgement.

    Now one of those leaders is speaking out.

    From Western Journalism:


    Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Norman Ham is speaking out ahead of the presidential election about the serious problems he has with the current commander in chief — and why he believes GOP nominee Donald Trump has the best plan to correct the American military’s current course.

    “Now that I don’t have to be politically correct anymore,” he told the host, “it was demoralizing to work for Obama.”

    Ham went on to explain how he believes cuts to military spending left his and other generals’ hands tied when attempting to perform their duties.

    Ham discussed the cuts to military, as well as trading traitors for terrorists, the kind of policies that Obama embraced, as reasons for his demoralization.

    Obama has created a nation that awards our enemies and punishes the hard working leaders that still want to make our country great.

    Looking ahead to the future of the armed forces and the nation, Ham explained why he backs Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    “This country needs a leader,” he said. “We need a leader with integrity, a leader that sees goodness in all Americans that can bring up together and lead us forward.”

    I don’t know about you, but I’ll take that endorsement over many others. Our military understand what it takes to lead our country. If they prefer Trump over Hillary, we all need to listen.


    Link to news source: http://patriotjournal.com/general-blasts-obama/


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  • BREAKING: Bill Clinton’s Mystery Illness REVEALED! He Has…

    19/Sep/2016 // 3711 Viewers

     

    We can all agree that “Slick Willy” aka Bill Clinton has been looking rather pale and almost ghostly when we see him out on the campaign trail with Hillary these days. Could it be that all of his midnight escapades are coming back to haunt him?

    We all have heard about Hillary’s ailments but Bill Clinton has a few of his own to worry about. With all of the accusations of sexual harassment Americans seen in the news lately, we probably wouldn’t be too surprised to learn about some serious health issues Bill is facing of his own. Evidently it even has Hillary worried because she has been making him get tested.

    From an article in The Political Insider, authors Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince share the big reveal:

    In their new book, Bill & Hillary: So This is That Thing Called Love, the authors interview Clinton insiders who claim that Bill slept with so many women that Hillary Clinton has repeatedly forced him to get an HIV test from the doctor. This is because the former President “favored unprotected sex.”

    And while the first tests came back negative, HIV and AIDS might explain an ongoing mystery. Over the years, both Clintons have kept their medical records a secret. Clinton has explained his rapidly changing appearance to his heart surgery and “new diet” but he has looked increasingly thin and weak at Hillary campaign rallies.

    Being someone who has had first-hand experience watching a family member die from AIDS, this writer can testify that Bill Clinton looks like he is very close to entering the final stages and is holding on for dear life! Hillary appears to be keeping the family physician close at hand even if for no other reason than the old grim reaper may be stalking her too!

    Source: Political Insider


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  • Obama seeks Gulf help against IS as summit begins

    21/Apr/2016 // 255 Viewers

     

    AFP - US President Barack Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia on Thursday to push for an intensified campaign against the Islamic State group, despite strains in ties with Washington.
    Making what is likely his final presidential visit to America’s historic allies, Obama posed for a summit photo with the six regional leaders, including Saudi King Salman, before beginning about four hours of talks at a royal palace.

    With nine months left of his term, the president is also again seeking to reassure his Sunni allies upset over American overtures to their regional rival, Shiite Iran.

    The summit comes after Washington reported progress in recent months against the Sunni extremists of IS, who seized large parts of Iraq and Syria.

    Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states are part of the US-led coalition which has been carrying out air strikes against IS.

    In a bid to keep up the momentum against the jihadists, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter — in Riyadh with Obama — announced on Monday that the US will send more troops and Apache attack helicopters to Iraq.

    Washington also wants to emphasise the reconstruction of cities taken back from IS.

    On Wednesday, Carter pleaded for greater Gulf financial and political involvement in Iraq, which is battling an economic crisis as well as the extremists.

    Carter made the comments after meeting his Gulf Cooperation Council counterparts.

    – Sunni support ‘critical’ –
    “I encourage our GCC partners to do more, not only militarily as the Saudis, as the UAE have been doing… but also politically and economically,” Carter said.

    Sunni support for “multisectarian governance and reconstruction” in Shiite-majority Iraq will be critical to ensuring the defeat of IS, the Pentagon chief said.

    On the eve of the summit, US Secretary of State John Kerry was also in Riyadh, where he held talks with Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman.

    Bahrain’s King Hamad said in a statement that the summit “clearly reflects outstanding relations between the GCC countries and US”.

    He hoped the talks “would come up with results that would help handle the grave regional and international challenges, (and) boost regional peace and security.”

    But Gulf leaders are offended by Obama’s perceived reluctance to get involved in the region’s problems, and in particular his tilt towards their arch rival Iran.

    They worry that Iran will be emboldened to seek a still bigger role in the region after the lifting of international sanctions in January under a landmark nuclear deal with major powers led by the United States.

    Prince Turki al-Faisal, the kingdom’s former intelligence chief, told CNN that Obama’s conduct and declarations have made Saudi Arabia realise that the relationship has changed.

    “My personal view is that America has changed, you know, as much as we have changed here,” he said.

    “How far we can go with our dependence on America? How much can we rely on steadfastness from American leadership? What is it that makes for our joint benefits to come together? These are things that we have to recalibrate,” the senior royal said.

    He did not think the next president should be expected to return to “the yesteryear days when things were different.”

    Saudi Arabia has adopted a more assertive foreign policy under Salman and his powerful son Prince Mohammed and has led a military intervention in neighbouring Yemen for the past 13 months in support of its beleaguered government against Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels.

    – Military cooperation –
    Obama adviser Rob Malley said it is important to settle the regional conflicts in Yemen and Syria not only because of their devastating humanitarian consequences.

    Referring to Yemen, he said “the countries that have been involved in that fight, as they reach a political solution, will be able to focus more of their activities against ISIL (Islamic State) and against Al-Qaeda”.

    As Obama and the GCC meet, Yemen peace talks in Kuwait were again delayed, diplomats said, pending the arrival of rebel delegates.

    “In Yemen, we are keen to find a solution,” Saudi King Salman said, opening a GCC summit with Morocco on Wednesday night.

    He expressed hope the Kuwait talks “would achieve positive progress.”

    Al-Qaeda and IS have exploited the conflict in Yemen to strengthen their presence in the country’s south.

    Since 2014, Saudi Arabia too has been attacked by IS, which claimed deadly bombings and shootings of minority Shiites and members of the security forces.

    Obama is expected to tell the Gulf monarchs that Washington will not ignore “destabilising acts” by Iran and the president has previously assured them that the US security commitment is “ironclad”.

    Saudi-US ties are founded on an exchange of oil for security.

    The White House says military cooperation has accelerated with Gulf states worried about the Iranian threat since he hosted Gulf leaders at Camp David last May.


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  • BREAKING: Harriet Tubman to be first African-American on U.S. currency

    21/Apr/2016 // 303 Viewers

     

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American on the face of U.S. paper currency, and the first woman in more than a century, when she replaces former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

    The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday that Tubman, who was born into slavery in the early 1820s and went on to help hundreds of slaves escape, would take the center spot on the bill, while Jackson, a slave owner, would move to the back.

    Harriet Tubman, between 1860 and 1875. (H.B. Lindsley/Library of Congress via AP)

                          Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman to replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill

    Introduced alongside a slew of changes to the $5 and $10 notes as well, the redesign gives the Treasury “a chance to open the aperture to reflect more of America’s history,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said.

    A new $10 bill will add images of five female leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, including Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to the back, while keeping founding father Alexander Hamilton on the front.

    The reverse of a new $5 note will show former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., officials said. Former President Abraham Lincoln will remain on the front.

    Lew said the designs should be unveiled by 2020 and go into circulation “as quickly as possible,” although he declined to say when. He said the $10 bill was scheduled to go out first, citing security needs.

    The long-awaited decision to replace the seventh president of the United States with Tubman followed months of outreach by the Treasury regarding which woman should be featured on a bill.

    The debate began when the Treasury announced plans in June to feature a woman on the $10 note, prompted partly by a young girl’s letter to President Barack Obama that criticized the lack of women on U.S. currency and a social media campaign last year called “Women on 20s.”

    A MUSICAL

    Hamilton’s growing celebrity status, due largely to a Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical about his life, “Hamilton,” created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, propelled an effort to keep the first U.S. Treasury secretary on the $10 note and to replace Jackson on the $20 bill instead.

    Jackson, a hero of the War of 1812’s Battle of New Orleans, was president from 1829-1837. But he has been criticized for his treatment of American Indians and ownership of slaves.

    After considering hundreds of candidates, Lew said Tubman was chosen for her leadership and work helping others.

    “It’s the essential story of American democracy about how one person who grew up in slavery, never had the benefit of learning how to read or write, could change the course of history,” he said.


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  • BREAKING NEWS: House Calls For Impeachment Of Barack Obama

    21/May/2016 // 836 Viewers

     


    Oklahoma’s state legislature isn’t messing around. They are so furious about President Barack Obama’s dangerous actions about transgenders in public school bathrooms, that they are officially calling for OK’s members of Congress to start impeachment proceedings.


    Obama’s actions have been unconstitutional, and boys and girls should be using the restroom according to the gender they were born with. It’s about time for impeachment!

    Oklahoma’s Republican-dominated legislature has filed a measure calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment over his administration’s recommendations on accommodating transgender students, saying he overstepped his constitutional authority.

    Lawmakers in the socially conservative state are also expected to take up a measure as early as Friday that would allow students to claim a religious right to have separate but equal bathrooms and changing facilities to segregate them from transgender students.

    The bill introduced on Thursday night could force schools into costly construction, which would be difficult for them to complete after lawmakers significantly cut education funding to plug a $1.3 billion state budget shortfall.

    The impeachment resolution also introduced on Thursday night calls on the Oklahoma members of the U.S. House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against Obama, the U.S. attorney general, the U.S. secretary of education and others over the letter.

    State Representative John Bennett, a Republican, said in a statement the White House directive was “biblically wrong,” and a violation of state sovereignty.

    The Oklahoma bill would allow for segregation at school restrooms, athletic changing facilities and showers if a request is made to accommodate religious beliefs.

    Thank you, Oklahoma for standing up for the Constitution and for our children. Our freedom and liberty is at risk.

    After 8 years of Obama’s disrespect for our nation’s laws, it’s up to states like Oklahoma to clean up the mess. Impeachment is the proper response to Obama’s dangerous bathroom rules. - The Political Insider


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  • Embrace peace, FG appeals to Niger Delta youths, militants

    21/May/2016 // 278 Viewers

     

    PARIS, MAY 21, 2016: (DGW) - Niger Delta Affair Minister, Prof. Claudius Daramola has appealed to militants and youths in the Niger Delta to embrace peace in order to attract development to the region.

    The Minister made the appeal during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday, Okitipupa, Ondo State. 

    His words, “We call on all youths to eschew violence and em­brace peace. It is only when we embrace peace that development can come to an area,’’ he said. According to him, the frequency of cult clashes, violence and destruction of oil and gas pipelines among youths in the region is embarrassing and constituting a clog in the wheel of progress.

    “No development will take place if the youths continue their violence behaviour,’’ he said. Daramola promised that the ministry would contin­ue to improve the lives of the people of the region, especially the youths and women.

    “As we undertake to develop the Niger Delta and build capacity, we will ensure that the youths and women are not left out because they have the capacity to contribute meaningfully.

    “It is important to be loyal and cooperate as gov­ernment rolls out some programmes for develop­ment of our region.

    “We will soon embark on an empowerment programme in the region that will touch so many lives.’’

    ''The change we promised Nigerians will come. You only have to be patient with us'', he said.


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