In a fresh insult to victims of terrorism everywhere, outgoing President Barack Obama decided to commute the 70-year sentence of communist terror leader Oscar Lopez Rivera, whose terrorist group unleashed a wave of savage violence that included more than 120 bombings across the United States. The brutal Fidel Castro-backed Marxist-Leninist terror group, known as the “Armed Forces of National Liberation” (FALN), murdered six and injured dozens of Americans amid its campaign to enslave Puerto Rico under communist rule. Critics and victims of terror expressed outrage, with some suggesting the move was a green light by Obama for future communist terrorism against the United States.
After eight years of waging relentless war against whistleblowers and transparency at home and abroad, President Obama is suddenly being portrayed as a merciful defender of those who blow the whistle. On January 17, Obama commuted the sentence of Bradley Manning, a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst and self-styled “transgender” now going by the name Chelsea, who pleaded guilty under the Espionage Act of leaking hundreds of thousands of U.S. diplomatic and military cables to pro-transparency site WikiLeaks. Reactions to Obama's decision were mixed.
The Clinton Global Initiative announced that, effective April 15, 2017, it would be closing its doors and laying off 22 employees.
The tactic continues to work, moving once-local police departments under the de facto control of the federal government.
And Not a Shot Is Fired: Baltimore City Council Assents to Federal Consent Decree Over Its Police DepartmentWritten by Bob Adelmann
In the consent decree that was forced on the city of Baltimore by the federal government, for those with eyes to see, the pattern of the takeover is clear.
The discovery process in the case against Baltimore's state attorney Marilyn Mosby for malicious prosecution of six officers in the Freddie Gray case has the potential to uncover much of Mosby's intentions, connections, and deliberate assault on the judicial process in Baltimore.
The Obama administration, in its waning days, is busily destroying public records to protect its image, charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
After Fridays' shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport, Florida State Representative Jake Raburn said "there could have been the potential for people to protect themselves in that situation” if a bill he filed had already been law.
It's one thing to continue to work well past retirement age, but reporting income to the Social Security Administration after dying is ridiculous.