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“DHS Official: I Was Ordered to Purge Records of Islamic Terror Ties”

Actually, it’s a former DHS official. If his allegations are anywhere near true this is insidious.

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A veteran official with the Department of Homeland Security claims he and other staff were ordered to destroy records on a federal database that showed links between possible jihadists and Islamic terrorist groups.

“After leaving my 15-year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack,” the former employee, Patrick Haney, wrote in an explosive column that was published late Friday on The Hill website.

Haney alleges that the Obama administration has been “engaged in a bureaucratic effort” to destroy the raw material and intelligence the Department of Homeland Security has been collecting for years, leaving the United States open to mass-casualty attacks.”

Read the rest at Newsmax

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Maybe You Didn’t Notice But That’s Just How He Operates.

This is from the New York Times’ Politics Page:

“Obama’s Lofty Plans on Gun Violence Amount to Little Action”

A woman checked out a handgun at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas last month. Credit John Locher/Associated Press

A woman checked out a handgun at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas last month. Credit John Locher/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The centerpiece of a plan for stemming gun violence that President Obama announced to great fanfare last month largely amounts to this: an updated web page and 10,000 pamphlets that federal agents plan to give out at gun shows.

In a tearful display of anger and sadness in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama ordered a series of steps intended to limit gun violence and vowed to clamp down on what he called widespread evasion of a federal law requiring gun dealers to obtain licenses.

But few concrete actions have been put in motion by law enforcement agencies to aggressively carry out the gun dealer initiative, despite the lofty expectations that Mr. Obama and top aides set.

Obama administration officials said they have no specific plans to boost investigations, arrests or prosecutions of gun sellers who do not comply with the law. No task forces have been assembled. No agents or prosecutors have been specifically reassigned to such cases. And no funding has been reallocated to accelerate gun sale- investigations in Washington or at the offices of the 93 United States attorneys.”

Saints be praised. This President has, over and over again, shown himself to be shallow and uncommitted. What matters most to him is that he can Say he has taken action. It is not important that action actually occurs. Look at the nuclear agreement he signed with Iran. He gave them every thing they wanted, got nothing in return. He actually didn’t even Ask for anything. He could have suggested the release of the Americans Iran is hold in but he didn’t.

Now he can say he has taken action toward gun control because his eyes leaked when he talked about it. As the NYT notes there are no actions behind his ‘Promise’. It’s unfortunate that their editorial board is unable to see the big picture with Barack Obama. They can not see past his marvelous skin tone.

It’s not unlike the reason they support Hillary Clinton. It’s entirely because of her supposed genitalia.

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Just A Pinch Of Cocaine between The Cheek And Gum

Copenhagen users have it all wrong.

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More Brilliance From The Oval

Every time President Obama proposes something this stupid, this unlikely to be passed by a GOP held Congress, it makes me wonder what his other hand is doing.

“Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax”

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President Barack Obama is about to unveil an ambitious plan for a “21st century clean transportation system.” And he hopes to fund it with a tax on oil.

Obama aides told POLITICO that when he releases his final budget request next week, the president will propose more than $300 billion worth of investments over the next decade in mass transit, high-speed rail, self-driving cars, and other transportation approaches designed to reduce carbon emissions and congestion. To pay for it all, Obama will call for a $10 “fee” on every barrel of oil, a surcharge that would be paid by oil companies but would presumably be passed along to consumers.”

Tax-and-spend. That’s all this proposal is. Spend more so you can burden the people with more taxes. Do anything you can to focus more control in the hands of the federal government. Even the Politico writer understands that this will go nowhere:

There is no real chance that the Republican-controlled Congress will embrace Obama’s grand vision of climate-friendly mobility in an election year—especially after passing a long-stalled bipartisan highway bill just last year—and his aides acknowledge it’s mostly an effort to jump-start a conversation about the future of transportation. But by raising the specter of new taxes on fossil fuels, it could create a political quandary for Democrats. The fee could add as much as 25 cents a gallon to the cost of gasoline, and even with petroleum prices at historic lows, the proposal could be particularly awkward for Hillary Clinton, who has embraced most of Obama’s policies but has also vowed to oppose any tax hikes on families earning less than $250,000 a year.”

From Politico

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“U.S. eyes ways to toughen fight against domestic extremists”

The Justice Department wants to come after the three percenters.

One of the most important criminal trials in U.S. history begins March 31 in Denver for Gulf War veteran Timothy McVeigh, accused of blowing up a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 and injuring 500 others on April 19, 1995.

One of the most important criminal trials in U.S. history begins March 31 in Denver for Gulf War veteran Timothy McVeigh, accused of blowing up a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 and injuring 500 others on April 19, 1995.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is considering legal changes to combat what it sees as a rising threat from domestic anti-government extremists, senior officials told Reuters, even as it steps up efforts to stop Islamic State-inspired attacks at home.

Extremist groups motivated by a range of U.S.-born philosophies present a “clear and present danger,” John Carlin, the Justice Department’s chief of national security, told Reuters in an interview. “Based on recent reports and the cases we are seeing, it seems like we’re in a heightened environment.”

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The government shifted its focus to international terrorism after al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001.

But in recent years anti-government activists, like those who occupied a wildlife preserve in eastern Oregon last month, have regained prominence.”

Yahoo!

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Funny. No One Called Wolverton A Racist

Tim Wolverton owns a gun store in Jackson, Mississippi. He has printed up a sign for his store that reads, “If you voted for Kenneth Stokes or Barack Obama you are too stupid to own a gun and we won’t sell you one”. Stokes is a city councilman who has urged local black people to throw bricks at police. But Stokes has his large panties in a wad because… Well, for one thing he seems to be pretty much illiterate.

Wolverton isn’t backing down.

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Obama Executive Order: “Make combat weapons safer, not more lethal”

“”The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein”

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With that White House history, Mr. Scales (Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Scales) said, “I had to laugh” at Mr. Obama’s priority — smart guns.

“Presidential involvement in small arms has been strategic and game-changing in our history,” said Mr. Scales, a former commandant of the U.S. Army War College. “Obama comes along and tells the Army that, in this administration, money is going into small arms to build — not a deadly weapon, not an effective weapon, not a dominant weapon, not a lifesaving weapon, not a technological cutting-edge weapon — but a weapon that prevents accidental discharge. Give me a break.”

More at the Washington Times

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“Is America Ruled By Law or Ruled by Power?”

Kurt Schlichter asks this easily answerable question. It is easy to answer because we have watched the slide into rule by power and the destruction of the rule of law. We, here at the Real Revo, have covered the way the laws have been ignored without consequence.

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The question is not whether Hillary Clinton is manifestly and indisputably guilty of multiple felonies. She is.

The question is whether we are a nation operating under the rule of law, or one operating under the rule of power. I regret to say that today we are not governed by the rule of law.

General David Petraeus violated the classified material laws, and he was convicted of a federal crime. Sadly, the military declined to regain the honor its leadership has squandered excusing senior leaders’ abuses and incompetence and take his fourth star since he failed to serve honorably as a four star general. If you think a sergeant would retain his rank, or a major his commission, after doing what Petraeus did, you are – like any of Hillary’s apologists – ignorant, a fool and/or a liar.

People are in jail right now for doing what Hillary did. But she will never be held accountable any more than the IRS managers who followed Barack Obama’s unspoken guidance to harass and oppress conservative organizations were.”

We are moving steadily to a point in our country where the elite political class determines what is and is not acceptable. The power is vested in the Executive branch. It has been placed there securely by this President’s use of executive actions. It has been reinforced by the Congress’ lack of interest in slowing, even acknowledging, that he has been doing it. The courts have further given him free rein.

No one is doing anything to try to prevent this usurpation of control so it continues. No. Continues is not the right word. Actually, it is accelerating.

Schlichter is still asking questions. He has not accepted the truth.

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I Never Thought I’d Ever Hear Catherine Herridge Say, “Super Pissed Off” On The Air

No matter what the FBI does, Hillary will not be indicted. Obama will see to that. Rule of law does not exist in this administration. Even if he has to fire the head of the FBI he will not allow her to go to court. The FBI is just one more institution he is willing to destroy.

On Friday White Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters some officials at the FBI have said Hillary Clinton is not a target of the current investigation.

These latest comments by the Obama White House reportedly have FBI and Justice Department officials “Super Pissed Off.”

From Gateway Pundit

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The Department Of Homeland Insecurity

This indicates two things;

1. A concerted effort by groups who are interested in doing damage, especially on air liners.

2. A severe problem within the DHS. Employees have been lax in their security standards and their superiors have been allowing it. It is incomprehensible that there would not be investigation into the loss of firearms, badges, and credentials. The moment that an employee asked for replacements of the lost items that should have generated some serious inspection. That has not happened and now there are more than a thousand badges and credentials in the hands of people who should not have them.

The guns are another thing. People like Kate Steinle have been killed with weapons stolen from these federal employees. That is unforgiveable.

This all comes from the top. The Obama administration is to blame for this laxness.

“Hundreds of DHS badges, guns, cell phones lost or stolen since 2012”

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Hundreds of badges, credentials, cell phones and guns belonging to Department of Homeland Security employees have been lost or stolen in recent years — raising serious security concerns about the potential damage these missing items could do in the wrong hands.

Inventory reports, obtained by the news site Complete Colorado and shared with FoxNews.com, show that over 1,300 badges, 165 firearms and 589 cell phones were lost or stolen over the span of 31 months between 2012 and 2015.

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While Miller said the phones are likely to have enough protocols in place to prevent them from being used for nefarious purposes, the badges and credentials are an entirely different matter and could allow access to sensitive areas such as cargo.

“The thing that’s particularly concerning is that if you get real credentials, it’s very easy to manipulate them, and you’ve got someone else’s picture on what law enforcement would see as valid,” Miller said. “Then you factor in terrorism, it’s a significant concern that people would run around with authentic credentials and be able to access areas they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access.”

Read the rest at Fox News

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Hillary Clinton Wants Obama To Call Off The FBI

Appealing to a narcissist’s vanity just might work for her.

Clinton: Supreme Court Justice Obama is a great idea

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While on the campaign trail in Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said it would be “a great idea” to nominate President Obama to the Supreme Court one day.

Clinton was holding a rally in Decorah with less than a week left before the first-in-the-nation caucuses when she was asked about the possibility of nominating the 44th president to the high court should she become the 45th.

“Wow, what a great idea. Nobody has ever suggested that to me,” she said. “He may have a few other things to do.”

From The Hill

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Yeah, But He Thinks It Was Worth It

It’s only the little people who will be killed in a terror attack.

“Sec Kerry: Some Iran Sanction Relief We Gave Likely To Go To Terrorists”

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So Much For, “We Will Never Pay Ransom”

It’s a joke, really. The United States has been paying ransom for quite a while. This time the government has outdone itself – and it isn’t even trying to cover up the payment.

“Head of Iranian Militia: $1.7B US Payout Was Ransom for Jailed Americans”

n this photo provided by The Washington Post, freed reporter Jason Rezaian, left, poses with his wife Yeganeh Salehi, his mother Mary Rezaian, and brother Ali Rezaian at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, two days after Rezaian was freed after almost 18 months of incarceration in an Iranian prison. (Martin Baron/The Washington Post via AP)

n this photo provided by The Washington Post, freed reporter Jason Rezaian, left, poses with his wife Yeganeh Salehi, his mother Mary Rezaian, and brother Ali Rezaian at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, two days after Rezaian was freed after almost 18 months of incarceration in an Iranian prison. (Martin Baron/The Washington Post via AP)

Iran at the weekend released Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, convicted of espionage last year; pastor Saeed Abedini, sentenced in early 2013 to an eight-year prison term after being convicted of “crimes against national security”; former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, sentenced to death (later overturned) for spying; researcher Matthew Trevithick; and an Iranian-American, Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari.

Rezaian, Abedini and Hekmati have long been viewed by supporters as “hostages,” along with the still unaccounted-for former FBI agent, Robert Levinson.

Also at the weekend, the administration announced the settlement of an Iranian legal claim arising from pre-1979 weapons supply agreements, plus an additional $1.3 billion in accumulated interest.”

White House Spokesman refuses to call the release and the payment a coincidence.

This worked for Iran. It will work again. They have a money train that is powered by western hostages. They will use it.

Read the rest at CNS News

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Important: What Did Iran Confiscate From Navy Boats?

Somebody wanted the information in the hands of the Mullahs.

“Former Naval Officer Just Revealed Massive Detail About What Iran Took From Captured U.S. Sailors”

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When Iran freed 10 American sailors it had detained last week, it kept something — the SIM cards from two satellite phones that were in the Americans’ possession.

The first report on the incident, released Monday, noted the loss. “A post-recovery inventory of the boats found that all weapons, ammunition, and communication gear are accounted for minus two SIM cards that appear to have been removed from two handheld satellite phones,” said the report from the U.S. Central Command.

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“Those SIM cards don’t just contain the satellite links,” he said. “They also include encryption codes, and otherwise unpublished data relating to specific orders and personnel,” he added.

The former naval officer said those SIM cards should not have been allowed to fall into Iranian hands.”

Read the rest at Western Journalism

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Rape Of An Infidel Is Not A Crime Under Shariah

How have the police there come to protect the savages? Could it happen here?

“German police release ‘without charge’ a gang of Muslim savages who gang-raped a 13-year-old girl for 30 hours”

Europe today, America tomorrow

Europe today, America tomorrow

On January 11, the 13-year-old girl whose family had immigrated to Germany from Russia, disappeared on her way to school. Police issued an APB but the following day she was returned, after having been abducted by three Arab Muslim men (referred to as “Southern men” by police) who blindfolded her and took her to an apartment where they repeatedly raped her for 30 hours.

The Epoch Times reports that upon contacting the police station on the horrific crime, officials interrogated the 13-year-old victim for three hours without letting her be accompanied by an adult. Apparently, police laughed at the girl, mocked her, and accused her of lying, to the point where she eventually collapsed.

The police concluded that no rape had taken place and the girl was forced to say she had made a false statement against her attackers…even though the medical report confirmed that she had been gang-raped.”

Here is a part of the Islamic plan for domination:

Management of Savagery

Management of Savagery: The Most Critical Stage Through Which the Islamic Nation Will Pass (Arabic: إدارة التوحش: أخطر مرحلة ستمر بها الأمة‎, Idārat at-Tawaḥḥuš: Akhṭar marḥalah satamurru bihā l ‘ummah),[1] also translated as Administration of Savagery,[1] is a book by the Islamist strategist Abu Bakr Naji, published on the Internet in 2004. It aimed to provide a strategy for al-Qaeda and other Extremists whereby they could create a new Islamic caliphate.[2]”

Read the rest at Bare Naked Islam

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New Yorker Prints Story about Disarming And Then Killing

This is an ancient story. It has taken place many times throughout history. It illustrates perfectly the difference between people being armed and able to defend themselves and being disarmed and unable. It is exactly why would-be tyrants Always seek to disarm their subjects.

It is surprising that this was printed at New Yorker.

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The fight for Mosul:

ISIS was telling everyone, ‘We’re all brothers,’ ” Abu Malik said. “They let people smoke and drink. At the checkpoints, they distributed presents to the kids. They ate with people, drank tea with people. They were very nice—they didn’t bother anyone. Then, a week or so after they arrived, they started confiscating weapons. They told us it didn’t matter if we’d been with the Awakening or the Army or the police—if we gave up our weapons, we’d be forgiven. Ten days later, they started taking people. Everything changed. They took my cousin. My brothers dug holes in the fields and hid. I was at my house when they came for me. It was afternoon. I saw two Hyundai Santa Fes pull up outside, and I ran out the back and jumped over the wall. That was the last time I saw my family.”

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There’s Something Screwy About This Story

Take a look at this image of the two US Navy ‘Riverine boats’ that were captured allegedly in Iranian waters. See the smaller boats around them? They are allegedly the boats that were used to capture the larger, more heavily armed boats.

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I found an article about this here. In the comments section the armaments on these boats are described thus:

It is typically armed with a Mk 49 ROSAM (M2HB), and 4 crew served mounts which can be a mix of Mk 44 Miniguns, M240’s, or M2HB’s. Mk 19 AGL’s are in inventory but not typically in play. The boat can fight, if they make the choice to fight. It is an armored platform.”

It would appear that the U.S. boats were not outgunned. So, why did they surrender?

The only reasonable explanation is that their superiors told them to do so.

Matt Bracken has a piece here on this surrender. He says the boats were not in Iranian waters but were in international waters and the Iranians still arrested them.

Just watch. The released sailors will be ordered not to say a word about the incident, and the Iranians will have taken every GPS device, chart-plotter etc off the boats, so that we will not be able to prove where our boats were taken.

The “strayed into Iranian waters” story being put out by Iran and our groveling and appeasing State Dept. is utter and complete BS from one end to the other.”

The US boats (one of them on right) surrendered to small craft of the IRGC (left) with no attempt at self-defense.

The US boats (one of them on right) surrendered to small craft of the IRGC (left) with no attempt at self-defense.

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Elbert Guillory: “Disarm ISIS, Not Us”

Seventy one year-old Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory covers all the bases. In the end he notes that history will remember this President as weak in the face of adversity.

We have met Senator Guillory before on these pages. It started when he declared that he was changing his affiliation from Democrat to Republican.

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Loretta Lynch Warns Gun Owners

“U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued what Second Amendment supporters likely see as a dark warning about the White House’s looming executive order on guns, telling a group of reporters the federal government would be actively searching out those firearms’ owners who want to sidestep registration.”

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Loretta Lynch

In her words, as reported by Breitbart: “We will be looking for those individuals who seek to avoid registering,” she said, after a meeting with President Obama about his upcoming executive orders on gun control.

Her statement was in reference to the widely reported portion of Obama’s executive order that’s supposed to expand the definition of “gun dealer” to include even those who make private, one-on-one transactions. Specifically, his order would then require anyone who’s “engaged in the business of dealing in firearms” to register as a dealer, and thus become subject to the background checks’ process, as Breitbart reported.

The order doesn’t make any exceptions based on the numbers of gun sales, and as Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed, that means even an individual selling one firearm to another individual would have to abide the mandate.”

More here

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A First Look At Obama’s Gun Move

From Whitehouse.gov:

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“FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities”

That’s an incomplete sentence but it is exactly what you will find. It’s backed up with several pages of plans:

1. Keep guns out of the wrong hands through background checks.

2. Make our communities safer from gun violence.

3. Increase mental health treatment and reporting to the background check system.

4. Shape the future of gun safety technology.”

Read it for yourself. Obama wants 200 more ATF agents and a whole slew of other things. He’s throwing money at the ‘Problem’.

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Ammon Bundy Explains

Maybe this is not a hill worth dying on. But..

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Valerie Jarrett: “Watch The State Of The Union January 12”

From: VALERIE JARRETT: “Unleashed & Unhinged”

Now on the eve of 2016 it is Jarrett who has sounded the call to the White House soldiers – those who have remained loyal to her, and thus by association, loyal to President Obama. If detractors of the Obama/Jarrett White House were frustrated before regarding the President’s willingness to govern via Executive Order, they apparently will be downright apoplectic in the coming months of the New Year. Ms. Jarrett is said to have already lined up personally-selected allies in the Mainstream Media and Congress to aid a “smooth transition” for the coming agenda.

“It will be Valerie Jarrett unleashed and unhinged upon all those things she has determined must still be changed about the United States of America. She has let it be known there will be no going quietly into that good night for this White House. And the more attention given to the 2016 presidential race, the more she’s determined to keep Barack Obama on the front page right along with the candidates.”

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It will be unlike any State of the Union delivered in the history of American politics and every word of it will have been forged by the mind of Valerie Jarrett.”

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Monday, Monday. Can’t Trust That Day…

President Obama plans to meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to finalize plans for executive actions on guns.

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“Obama set to unveil curbs on gun sellers”

Executive actions expected next week will be part of the president’s new year push to make progress on long-stalled problems before the 2016 presidential election heats up.

President Barack Obama’s bid to assert himself in his final year will begin with long-awaited executive actions on gun control, expected to be released next week, shortly after he returns to Washington.

The White House is putting finishing touches on several measures in an effort to make progress on curbing gun violence, an issue the president and close aides have found frustratingly intractable, before the race to replace him enters prime time.”

Read the rest at Politico

Update: “The National Rifle Association, the country’s most influential gun-rights supporter, is challenging President Obama’s new plan to use his presidential power to tighten firearms laws, calling it a “political stunt” that fails to increase public safety.”

More at Fox News

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Remember Kelli Ann Burriesci?

Sure you do. She is the one that Jeh! Johnson sent in his stead to sit before the Congressional Oversight Committee. She couldn’t answer any of the questions put to her.

Now we have a little insight into the vacuous head space where her brain should be. From the aptly named Binghamton University Pipe Dream website:

Kelli Ann Burriesci, class of 1997, talks her career from private sector to deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. government”

“I took a very non-deliberative career path, I really just followed what I wanted to do in the moment,” said Burriesci, whose first job was running the Syracuse University Telefund Office’s call center. “I learned that I still was challenged, worked hard, built relationships and delivered on responsibilities I had as a student at Binghamton. And all of those skills set me up for success no matter what career path I took.”

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Burriesci said connections have been important in her career, but her experience is what got her to where she is.

“People tell me I’m lucky, but luck is when preparedness meets opportunity,” Burriesci said. “I was prepared to step up to the role. I knew my job and had the management skills needed if the opportunity was offered to me.”

After that performance she still has a rather high opinion of her competence; one that is shared by no one else in the world.

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Fourteen Years

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H/T to Irish

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