Not only not doing anything to improve the situation, but making it harder for anyone else to help.
Via Free Beacon:
President Obama threatened to veto the Veterans Affairs Accountability Act in a statement on Wednesday.
The President called the bill “counterproductive” and said it would create “a disparity in the treatment of one group of career civil servants.” President Obama’s statement also said the bill would “have a significant impact on VA’s ability to retain and recruit qualified professionals and may result in a loss of qualified and capable staff to other government agencies or the private sector.”
“These provisions remove important rights, protections, and incentives which are available to the vast majority of federal employees in other agencies across the government and are essential to ensure that federal employees are afforded due process,” the statement said.
Why is this not at all surprising?
Via Daily Caller:
A college professor’s research on campus sexual assault that was used by the Obama administration to justify sweeping action on college sexual assault has been called into question in a pair of articles published by Reason magazine.
David Lisak, a retired psychology professor who taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston, has for years been regarded as one of the top academic experts on the matter of sexual assault on campus. In particular, Lisak’s paper “Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists” is responsible for promoting the theory that the vast majority of college rapes (about 90 percent) are committed by serial offenders, who systematically prey on victims and commit an average of six rapes apiece. Lisak’s paper, based on a survey taken by 1,882 men, identified 120 men as admitting to committing rape based on their description of their past sexual behavior. Lisak classified 76 of these men as repeat rapists; it was from this sample of 76 men that Lisak extrapolated his key findings about campus sexual assault.
This is why the move to get a temporary restraining order, they know the even more damning videos are yet to come.
WASHINGTON — David Daleiden, founder of the Center For Medical Progress (CMP), told conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity Tuesday there are nine more sting-operation videos that reveal Planned Parenthood’s operations.
“We have close to 300 hours total of undercover video that was gathered during a 30 month long in depth investigative journalism study of how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of the babies they abort,” Daleiden said, noting that each highlight video released will have the full footage posted on their website without any edits.
One judge doing the wrong thing, this judge trying to hold IRS to following the law.
Via Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch announced that U.S District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan today threatened to hold the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department attorneys in contempt of court after the IRS failed to produce status reports and newly recovered emails of Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS, as he had ordered on July 1, 2015.
Censorship from black robed social justice warriors. Reason they did this? 9 more videos, even more damning to come…
Via Sacramento Bee
A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research.
The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.
The Center for Medical Progress has released three surreptitiously recorded videos to date that have riled anti-abortion activists. The Senate is expected to vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood in the aftermath of the videos’ release.
In a statement Wednesday, center leader David Daleiden said StemExpress was using “meritless litigation” to cover up an “illegal baby parts trade.”
“The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work,” he said.
StemExpress is a Placerville-based company started in 2010 that provides human tissue, blood and other specimens to researchers. Planned Parenthood is one of the company’s providers of fetal tissue.
HT: Tmodem, Kat
And yet she still looks like a deer caught in the head lights. Of course, that might have to do with her lying more than her hair…
Hillary Clinton recently received a haircut priced at $600 from a stylist at the John Barrett Salon inside of Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.
The New York Post reported that Clinton’s visit to the Fifth Avenue shop Friday shut down portions of the store, its elevators, and the salon, which typically charges $600 for a haircut and blow dry–nearly 14 times what the average American woman pays for a cut–and an additional $600 for hair color treatment.
Vast right wing conspiracy to the rescue
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), who was indicted by the Department of Justice on Wednesday morning and received charges of fraud, bribery, and money laundering, said earlier this year that he longed for the days when Bill Clinton was in the White House.
Politico spoke with Fattah in a piece about Democrats in Congress who felt alienated by President Barack Obama’s White House. He said that his relationship with the White House during the Clinton presidency was different:
Philadelphia Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah, who was elected in 1994, described Bill Clinton’s relationships on the Hill as “extraordinary.”
Welcome to the 7th century
BTW: This is costing us $500 million
On Monday I reported here at PJ Media that the first 50 graduates of Obama’s U.S.-trained “vetted moderate” Syrian rebel army had left Turkey for Syria two weeks ago — and haven’t been heard from since.
But today comes a new report that a fresh class of U.S.-trained recruits were arrested today upon entering Syria.
Tanir links to this Turkish Sputnik News report that says Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria, arrested the 18 U.S.-trained members of Obama’s “vetted moderate” rebel army for being American agents.
This is just the latest embarrassing episode for Obama’s $500 million anti-ISIS army approved by congressional Republicans back in September.
And despite having spent half of those funds already, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter revealed to Congress earlier this month that only 60 fighters had been trained so far. This amounts to $4 million per fighter.