WHITE HOUSE: ‘ Threatens to veto any bill to defund planned Parenthood – Josh Earnest ‘

#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON: July.31: The White House on Friday threatened to veto any bill that defunds Planned Parenthood.

A budget measure that strips funding from the organization “is certainly something that would draw a presidential veto,” press secretary Josh Earnest said.

It is the first time the White House issued a veto threat against Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood since an anti-abortion group began releasing a series of secretly-recorded videos.

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@usatoday Obama Commutes 46-Life-Sentences for Drug Offenders @AceBreakingNews

#AceBreakingNews – WASHINGTON:July.13: President Obama has granted clemency to 46 men and women whose “sentences didn’t fit their crimes,” the White House announced Monday.

“Nearly all of these individuals would have already served their time and returned to society if they were convicted of the exact same crime today,” said an announcement on the White House Facebook page.

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‘ Project Muslim Brotherhood ‘

#AceNewsServices – Editors Post: June.18: I found this post while researching for other posts and thought you the readers would find it interesting l did. It is simply called:

The Project–Muslim Brotherhood’s Plan To Infiltrate, Subvert and Overthrow The American Government And U.S. Constitution–Videos

Posted on September 27, 2012.

GLENN BECK PRESENTS “THE PROJECT”, The Muslim Brotherhood “Project” DOCUMENTARY 

GBR:  You need to understand The Project PART 1 

Background Articles and Videos

Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Overview 

http://muslimbrotherhoodinamerica.com/

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 2: ‘Civilization Jihad’ in America 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 3: Influence Operations Against Conservatives & the GOP 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 4: Suhail Khan, A Case Study in Influence Operations 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 5: The Organizations Islamists Are Using to Subvert the Right 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 6: Electing Islamist Republicans 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 7: Advancing the Islamists’ Agendas 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 8: Team Obama & the Islamists

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 9: Team Obama & the Islamist Agenda

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 10: What’s To Be Done? 

https://raymondpronk.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/the-project-muslim-brotherhoods-plan-to-infilltrate-subvert-and-overthrow-the-american-government-and-u-s-constitution-videos/

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WASHINGTON: ‘ Congress prepares to vote on funding cuts to CIA ‘

#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON:June.14: A US Congress committee is expected to vote on funding cuts of a secret Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) operation to train and arm rebels in Syria next week, a US lawmaker said.

The pessimism and skepticism has been on the rise that the United States would be able “to help shape the aftermath” of Syria’s civil war, Adam Schiff, the US Representative for California congressional district said, according to the Washington Post.

“There is a great deal of concern on a very bipartisan basis with our strategy in Syria,” Schiff said. He declined to comment on more details of the bill.

The measure provoked concern among CIA and White House officials, as they said that pulling money out of the CIA effort could weaken US-trained insurgents in Syria, the newspaper reported.

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#BREAKING144 ‘ German prosecutors close probe into alleged NSA tapping of Merkel cellphone’

#AceBreakingNews – GERMANY:June.12: German prosecutors have closed an investigation into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone by the US National Security Agency (NSA). The allegation was based on documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch)

The alleged hack of the German leader’s phone was first reported by the news magazine Spiegel, causing outrage in the country.

In December 2014, after months of investigation, Germany’s top prosecutor Harald Range said the probe had failed to find proof of tapping and that the document published by the media didn’t “come from an NSA database.”

German prosecutors close probe into alleged NSA tapping of Merkel cellphone
http://rt.com/news/266764-germany-close-merkel-tapping/

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White House: US won’t be ‘responsible’ for ‘security situation’ in Iraq

#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON:June.09:The White House last Thursday, in no uncertain terms, put the onus on the Iraqis to fight and defeat the Islamic State — even as a new report warned foreign fighters are flocking to the battlefield at a historic and dangerous pace.

White House: US won’t be ‘responsible’ for ‘security situation’ in Iraq.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ Son of US Vice President Joe Biden dies of Brain Cancer ‘

#AceNewsReport – Washington:May.30: The son of US Vice President Joe Biden, 46-year-old Beau Biden, has died after battling brain cancer, according to a White House statement.

“The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us, especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter,” a statement says.

Beau Biden had been undergoing treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center outside Washington.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ PRIVATE MEETING OF REPUBLICAN LEADERS CAN SEE CHANCE TO SEIZE CONTROL OF SENATE ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – October 30 – In a rare moment of calm between crises over Ebola and Islamic State, a group of congressmen gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss something few Americans have had as much cause to contemplate: the outcome of next Tuesday’s midterm elections.

The private meeting of top Republican leaders from the House of Representatives concluded there was a golden opportunity.

If opinion polling is to be believed, their party is poised not just to hang on to its majority in the lower chamber, but possibly seize control of the Senate, too, uniting both houses of Congress against a Democratic president for the first time in 20 years.

According to one participant at the meeting, held last month, most of those present urged a cautious response, such as aiming to pass moderate economic and tax reform legislation with bipartisan support and daring the White House to use its veto to oppose the new Republican agenda.

Others in the party favour more combative assaults on Barack Obama’s healthcare reform and his environmental concerns over the Keystone oil pipeline, which he is likely to block.

Either way, they argue, the White House loses. “He’ll become the president of no,” another GOP congressman confidently told the Guardian, revelling in the prospect of reversing the insult that dogged House Republicans when they were the ones blocking Democratic legislative efforts.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ MARYLAND MAN WHO CLIMBED OVER FENCE AT WHITE HOUSE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – October 23 – The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, was in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for previous outstanding warrants, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said.

Adesanya has also been charged with four misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ WHITE HOUSE HOLDS TALKS WITH SENATE OVER EBOLA FUNDING ‘

#AceBreakingNews – WASHINGTON – October 20 – The White House has held preliminary discussions with the Senate about a new funding request to fight Ebola, according to a pair of congressional sources.

Any request would come on top of hundreds of millions of dollars already allocated for the fight against the deadly virus, and would trigger a battle with congressional Republicans over the Obama administration’s handling of the crisis.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced Monday her full panel would meet to discuss the Ebola crisis on Nov. 6, two days after the midterm elections.

The administration has come under fire over its handling of the disease, and Obama on Friday appointed Democratic strategist Ron Klain to coordinate the federal government’s response.

Lawmakers in both parties have been pressing Obama to agree to impose a travel ban on the three West African countries, where the Ebola outbreak is concentrated.

By Jason Sink @ The Hill 

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REPORT: ‘ KARL ROVE AND TEAM COVERED UP DISCLOSURE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN IRAQ IN 2004 ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 18 – The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake reports that the individual responsible for covering up the discovery of chemical weapons in Iraq in 2004 was Karl Rove.

Report: It was Karl Rove behind cover-up of aging chemical weapons found in Iraq

Report: It was Karl Rove behind cover-up of aging chemical weapons found in Iraq

Lake spoke to former Republican Senator Rick Santorum, who told him that his office started receiving photographs of discarded shells of sarin and mustard gas from United States military personnel in 2003 and 2004.

He approached the George W. Bush White House about using them in his reelection campaign, but was rebuffed because of what the New York Times alleges was an attempt to cover-up the chemical wounds being suffered by American troops.

“We don’t want to look back,” Santorum recalls Rove saying, careful to note that he is paraphrasing a conversation he had eight years previous. “I will say that the gist of the comments from the president’s senior people was ‘We don’t want to look back, we want to look forward.’”

Dave Wurmser, at the time a senior advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, corroborated Santorum’s account, saying that “Karl Rove and his team blocked public disclosure of these [findings] and said ‘Let these sleeping dogs lie; we have lost that fight so better not to remind anyone of it.’”

Still, Santorum believes that the administration missed an opportunity. Although “there [were] no active chemical-weapons operation in Iraq — that doesn’t mean there were no chemical weapons.

That was the point we were making. It’s clear from The New York Times’ article that the military as well as the administration didn’t want to have that conversation because they missed it.”

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WASHINGTON: ‘ Lawmakers Propose Secret Service Changes in Light of Recent Events ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – October 09 – Key members of Congress are weighing dramatic changes to the embattled Secret Service, including moving it out of the Homeland Security Department and breaking up its mission.

' Changing Shape of the Secret Service '

‘ Changing Shape of the Secret Service ‘

The proposals come as lawmakers assess how to improve the agency after a series of scandals, including a White House break-in by a man with a knife last month.

The agency’s director, Julia Pierson, resigned amid the controversy, but lawmakers are promising they’ll continue their focus once Congress reconvenes after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

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WHITE HOUSE: ‘ Intruder Omar Gonzalez Could Spend 15-Years in Prison ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – October 01 – Omar J. Gonzalez could spend 15 years in prison following his White House intrusion, which has raised  serious questions about the Secret Service.

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Gonzalez, 42, formerly of Copperas Cove, Texas, on one federal charge of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds, while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon, and two violations of D.C. law: carrying a dangerous weapon outside a home or place of business, and unlawful possession of ammunition.

U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. and Kathy A. Michalko, a special agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Washington field office, announced the charges against Gonzalez, who has been in custody since his arrest on Sept. 19.

According to the federal prosecutor’s evidence, it was around 7:19 p.m. when Gonzalez climbed over the north fence of the White House. A Secret Service officer ran toward him and yelled at him to stop, but Gonzalez ran toward the executive mansion. 

Moments later, he went through the north doors and entered the building. The government says he was apprehended inside the White House, though they did not note how far inside the complex the Iraq war veteran made it.

Secret Service Director Julia A. Pierson testified to a congressional panel on Tuesday that Gonzalez entered the double front doors — an unlocked glass storm door and an ornamental wood door, that was in the process of being locked by hand. Pierson later said automatic locks have now been installed.

“As Mr. Gonzalez entered the door, he knocked back the officer that was standing at the doorway,” she said Tuesday. “The officer then engaged Mr. Gonzalez. They crossed the East Entrance Hall together. Made the left turn down the cross hall. They stepped momentarily into the East Room. Another officer rendered aid, And he was placed on the ground on the carpet and handcuffed on the cross wall — hall — just outside of the Green Room.”

The agent who stopped Gonzalez had just finished his shift and happened to be walking through the White House when the commotion started, according to an account first reported by the Washington Post.

The Secret Service is still investigating the incident, and Pierson provided more details to lawmakers in a private briefing after the hearing.

According to the police report, Gonzalez was searched and a black folding knife with a three and one-half inch serrated blade was discovered in his right front pants pocket. He then gave oral consent to search his vehicle, which was located on Constitution Avenue Northwest. The vehicle contained hundreds of rounds of ammunition, both in boxes and in magazines, two hatchets and a machete.

Gonzalez is scheduled to appear on Oct. 1, before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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‘ White House Intruder Nearly Got to Green Room ‘

#AceBreakingNews – WASHINGTON – September 30 – Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face questions about how an armed intruder jumped the White House fence and made it as far as the East Room when she testifies before a House committee on Tuesday. 

White house Intruder got as Far as the East Room '

White house Intruder got as Far as the East Room ‘

Sources confirmed to Fox News on Monday that 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez overpowered a Secret Service officer in the Sept. 19 incident — this led to a struggle and “wrestling” inside the executive mansion as he darted through. Gonzalez was eventually tackled by a counter-assault agent in the East Room after he reached the doorway to the Green Room, a parlor overlooking the South Lawn. 

' Plan of how Far Intruder got into White House '

‘ Plan of how Far Intruder got into White House ‘

The revelation that the intruder made it much farther than originally known came on the eve of a scheduled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing that will address the breach, as well as lawmakers’ “concerns” about the Secret Service’s security protocols

A series of what one source called “catastrophic” security failures apparently allowed the intruder to get deep into the White House. 

The Secret Service did not follow basic protocols during the incident to protect the White House, the president and the first family and the agency still does not know why, a source intimately familiar with details of the investigation told Fox News. 

For example, the Secret Service didn’t lock down certain areas of the property and did not elevate the threat level at the White House so that other uniformed officers and agents would know what was happening, which is a standard response.

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‘ White House Security Breach as Chief Faces Lawmakers ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – September 30 – Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face lawmakers Tuesday for the first public accounting of the details surrounding an embarrassing and worrisome security breach at the White House earlier this month that, according to a congressman, was worse than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged.

The question is, will she follow the script?

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BRUSSELS: ‘ EU Publishes New Sanctions on Russia in Bloc’s Official Journal ‘

#AceNewsServices – BRUSSELS – September 12 – EU countries have added Russia’s top oil firms, an oligarch, and a leading nationalist MP to their blacklist.

The names were published in the bloc’s Official Journal on Friday (12 September) in reaction to Russia’s invasion of east Ukraine last week.

The new regulation forbids EU entities from buying debt with a 30 or more day maturity, issuing loans, or selling financial services to five banks, three oil firms, and three defence companies.

The banks, already named in an earlier ban on 90-day bonds, are: Gazprombank; Rosselkhozbank; Sberbank; VEB; and VTB.

The newly named oil firms are: Rosneft; Transneft; and Gazprom Neft. The newly sanctioned defence companies are: Oboronprom; United Aircraft Corporation; and Uralvagonzavod.

The regulation blocks the sale of “dual-use” items to eight more newly named defence and technology firms: Almaz Antey; Bazalt; Chemcomposite; Kalashnikov; Sirius; Stankoinstrument; Technologii Maschinostrojenija; Wysokototschnye Kompleksi.

It forbids EU entities from supplying services for Russian deep water, Arctic, or shale oil exploration, including: drilling; well testing; logging and completion services; and supply of specialised floating vessels.

It also imposes an asset freeze and visa ban on 24 people, bringing the total since the Ukraine conflict erupted in March to 119.

Ten of the people are pro-Russia rebel chiefs in east and south Ukraine and in Crimea, including Donetsk region “prime minister” Aleksandr Zakharchenko, who recently co-signed a peace deal with Ukraine and Russia.

Twelve more are Russian MPs who supported the war on Ukraine, including firebrand nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

The new blacklist also names Russian oligarch Sergey Chemezov and major-general Aleksey Naumets.

It says that Chemezov, who chairs the Rostec arms conglomerate, is a “close associate” of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, and that one of his firms is now building an energy plant in Crimea, which Russia annexed in March.

It says Naumets “is the commander of the 76th airborne division, which has been involved in the Russian military presence on the territory of Ukraine”.

EU Council head Herman Van Rompuy noted in a statement on Thursday the EU will assess “before the end of the month” whether Russia’s recent peace deal with Ukraine is being implemented.

He added that “in the light of the review and if the situation on the ground so warrants” the EU will “amend, suspend or repeal the set of sanctions in force, in all or in part”.

The White House on Thursday said it will also publish details of new measures on Friday.

Courtesy of EUobserver 12/04/2014 Publication Download Link  
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‘ US Imposing New Sanctions on Russia Joining EU Targeted at Defence, Financial and Energy ‘

#AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – September 11 – The United States will impose a new round of sanctions on Russia on Friday, joining the European Union in ramping up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Russian presence in Ukraine.

President Obama said the broadened sanctions will target Russia’s financial, energy, and defence sectors.

“These measures will increase Russia’s political isolation as well as the economic costs to Russia, especially in areas of importance to President Putin and those close to him,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House Press Office.

“As I said last week, if Russia fully implements its commitments, these sanctions can be rolled back. If, instead, Russia continues its aggressive actions and violations of international law, the costs will continue to rise.”

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Washington: ‘ President Obama Asks Congress for $5 Billion Counter-Terrorist Relief Funding ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – September 11 – President Obama is pushing congressional leaders to authorize a broad counter-terrorism relief fund that could be used to support operations against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria.

Doing so might allow the White House and congressional leaders to avoid a tough vote to either authorize or fund military action before the midterm elections, but still achieve the “buy in” the president has said he wants from Congress.

By Justin Sink @ The Hill

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WASHINGTON: ‘ President Obama Seeks to Expand Title 10 Authority Governing Military Powers ‘

#AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – September 11 – Legislation to prevent a government shut-down hit a wall Wednesday, as lawmakers splintered over whether to include a White House request for new authority to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels the Hill reported. 

The White House is pushing Congress for authority to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels as part of a stopgap spending bill lawmakers hope to pass this week.

The president is seeking an expansion of the administration’s Title 10 authority — part of the U.S. code that governs military powers. The additional Title 10 authority would authorize the White House to train and advise the Syrian rebels — not merely equip them, as has been happening already. The legislation could also enable the U.S. to accept funding from foreign governments to bolster the Syrian opposition.

The official declined to say whether the president believed he could move ahead on those fronts without explicit congressional authorization.

Even though President Obama told congressional leaders on Tuesday he won’t need their authorization to expand his military campaign against Islamic State terrorists.

Obama offered the assurance at a private White House meeting one day before a prime-time address he’s scheduled to give to the nation.

Contributions Justin Sink and Mike Lillis @The Hill

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WHITE HOUSE: ‘ Statement by President Obama’s Approves Air-Strikes in Syria ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – September 11 – President Obama on Wednesday ordered a sharp escalation of the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State, authorizing U.S. air-strikes in Syria along with expanded air-strikes in Iraq as he vowed to wipe out the group’s terrorists “wherever they exist.”

Our objective is clear: we will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy,” Obama said during a prime-time address to the nation.

The president’s address, just 15 minutes long, effectively completed a dramatic turnaround from the administration’s approach to the Islamic State just a few months ago, when the president downplayed the group’s advances through northern Iraq. Now, he is outlining a “comprehensive” strategy for targeting the organization in Iraq and Syria, including by potentially aiding moderate factions of the Syrian opposition.

Republicans who have urged a tougher approach voiced some relief that Obama appeared to be backing off “earlier dismissals” of the group’s fighting prowess. “He has finally begun to make the case the nation has needed him to make for quite some time: that destroying this terrorist threat requires decisive action and must be the highest priority for the United States and other nations of the free world,” House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement.

Boehner, though, cautioned that a “speech” is not a “strategy” and raised concerns that Obama is still treating this as an “isolated counterterrorism campaign.”

The president nevertheless made clear he is expanding the military campaign, and said the U.S. will lead a “broad coalition” against ISIS.

Until now, U.S. airstrikes have been limited to specific missions in northern Iraq. But Obama said Wednesday he is expanding those efforts “beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions, so that we’re hitting ISIL targets as Iraqi forces go on offense.”

In a nod to his plans to go into Syria, Obama said: “I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq.”

Senior administration officials, on a conference call before the speech, said the president has authorized those airstrikes, and the military “will take action on the Syrian side” of the border.

The administration is not giving a timeframe for when the expanded air-strikes will begin. But senior administration officials said the militants operate freely across both sides of the Iraq-Syria border, and the U.S. cannot be restrained by that border in going after the organization.

Obama also announced Wednesday that another 475 service members will deploy to Iraq.

The president, who campaigned on ending the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, stressed Wednesday that this military effort will be different from those protracted conflicts and will not involve U.S. combat troops on the ground.

But, after weeks of mixed signals from the administration over how deeply it would commit to combating the Islamic State, or ISIS, the president set a goal Wednesday of eradicating the group.

This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground,” Obama said. In making the case, he cited the threat of Americans and other foreign fighters in the region returning to their home countries to “carry out deadly attacks.”

The president’s approach also involves a renewed call to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels. The president asked Congress to authorize this sort of program earlier this year, but the plan has not garnered support on Capitol Hill. He called in his address again for Congress to authorize and fund a mission to “train and equip these fighters.”

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