Pray For Israel And Its Prime Minister
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing Congress Tuesday March 3rd. He is coming to warn America about the dangers of radical Islam and a nuclear-armed Iran. Yet the Associated Pressreports that the Obama White House is "mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington."
This is what we have sunk to: a president who panders to the mullahs of Iran while he orchestrates a campaign against a hero and defender of our civilization like Bibi Netanyahu.
Israel and its prime minister need our help!
America must stand with Israel. That's why I launched a new social media campaign this morning encouraging men and women of faith like you to pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu and his speech before Congress. You can join us by visiting my Facebook page. I want you to help us spread the word. "Like" and share this post with friends, family members and your church family.
Lois Lerner is back in the news. You will recall that Lerner was the IRS official who led the targeting of Tea Party groups. When her inquisition was exposed, her hard drive mysteriously crashed, her Blackberry was destroyed and all her emails just disappeared.
The IRS did everything it could to recover her data, but, tragically, it was all lost. Or so we were told. No one believed that and for good reason -- it wasn't true.
The IRS Inspector General's office has in fact discovered thousands of Lerner's emails on backup tapes -- tapes we were told had been disposed of and recycled.
Deputy Inspector General Timothy Camus told members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that he discovered the backup tapes were being stored at a facility in West Virginia. Contrary to the testimony of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, no one from the IRS had ever asked for them. In addition, investigators discovered at least 400 more backup tapes just two weeks ago. Those tapes were discovered after investigators realized the IRS was withholding documents from them.
Technicians are still reviewing the tapes, and they don't yet know exactly what is on them. Nevertheless, Camus said, "There is potential criminal activity."
Newly revealed State Department emails prove that Hillary Clinton's closest advisors knew within minutes that the assault on our consulate in Benghazi was in fact a terrorist attack. The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought against the State Department by Judicial Watch. Here's what they show:
- Minutes after the attack began, former Secretary of State Clinton's chief-of-staff, Cheryl Mills, and Clinton's executive assistant, Joseph McManus, received a message entitled, "U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi is Under Attack."
- They received another email 30 minutes later noting: "15 armed individuals were attacking the compound and trying to gain entrance. The Ambassador is present in Benghazi and currently is barricaded within the compound. . . . [REDACTED] is responding and taking fire."
- Two hours later a third message was received reporting that an Al Qaeda-linked group was taking credit for the attack: "Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU): “(SBU) Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and call for an attack on Embassy Tripoli."
Yet in spite of these real time details, Clinton's State Department and Obama's White House -- contrary to advice from the Pentagon -- concocted a story about a spontaneous demonstration in response to a movie.
After saying over and over again that "Al Qaeda was decimated and on the run," the Obama/Clinton team couldn't tell the truth and admit that Al Qaeda had just attacked our consulate, killing our ambassador and three other Americans.
Clinton Ethical Lapses
The Washington Post reported this week that the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from foreign governments while Hillary served as Obama's secretary of state. At least one donation "violated [the foundation's] ethics agreement."
The Clintons, fundraising scandals, ethical lapses. . . This sounds all too familiar.
One of the more problematic donations to the Clinton Foundation came from the government of Qatar, which also spent more than $5 million lobbying the State Department while Hillary was secretary of state.
Qatar has a scandalous human rights record. When Hamas fled the Syrian civil war in January 2012, it moved its headquarters from Damascus to Qatar. According to Amnesty International, "Women who report rape or sexual violence in Qatar are at risk of being charged with 'illicit relations' and face prison sentences if convicted."
Is the marriage debate over? Many political elites claim that it is, and that same-sex marriage has won the day. But that claim confuses the will of the people with the dictates of a handful of unelected judges.
When people have actually voted on marriage or revealed their preferences to pollsters, a much different picture emerges. Read more in my latest opinion piece at The Blaze.