Edward Snowden exaggerated his resume, stole test answers and failed training on U.S. surveillance law before he copied an estimated 1.5 million classified documents from the National Security Agency, according to a summary of a House Intelligence Committee report released Thursday. The committee unanimously adopted the investigative report a day before Oliver Stone's Snowden premieres in movie theaters. Committee members sent a bipartisan letter to Obama urging him not to pardon Snowden. The House report provides new details about Snowden's background, and calls into question his self-declared motivations and his work at the NSA before he fled to China and then Russia, where he now lives. It describes him as a "serial exaggerator and fabricator." read more
A TV anchor started his broadcast Sunday with a startling statement.
"Good evening," said WABC weekend anchor Joe Torres. "We begin with Hillary Clinton's death."
Torres didn't correct himself, but the broadcast continued on to report Clinton's health troubles at Sunday's 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York. The Democratic presidential candidate was dehydrated standing outside on the hot day, her campaign said, and video taken of her leaving the site early showed her needing assistance to get into a van.
Fifteen years ago this Sunday, nearly 3,000 Americans were killed in the deadliest attack on the U.S. homeland in our history. A decade and a half later, we remain at war with Islamic terrorists. Winning this war will require an effort of greater scale and commitment than anything we have seen since World War II, calling on every element of our national power.
Defeating our enemies has been made significantly more difficult by the policies of Barack Obama. No American president has done more to weaken the U.S., hobble our defenses or aid our adversaries. read more
A Pattern Emerges:
There's a big difference between the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Family Foundation, or at least we're told. Who says words don't mean anything? Like somebody, maybe Mark Twain, once said, a word can mean the difference between a lightning bug and lightning.
Cheers to the Clinton Family Foundation, which found its way to the front page of your statewide newspaper Sunday, once again. That outfit has given millions of dollars to benefit who knows how many people over the years.
Then there's the Clinton Foundation, without the "Family" part in the title. And the Washington Post reported last week that more than half of the big donors to that outfit-are corporations or foreign groups or governments.
The Clinton presidential campaign now has announced some new, mainly cosmetic reforms to avoid the obvious impression that it would be prudent for both American and foreign donors to invest in the next president of the United States.
Maybe the reason Donald Trump keeps spewing crazy talk and shuffling his campaign staff is that he never wanted to be president in the first place, proposes ultra-leftwing filmmaker Michael Moore. Or, maybe, he must scuttle his candidacy to launch a media empire.
Those, at least, are the latest Facebook-blazing hunches as to what's really behind Trump's White House run. Let's unravel the various scenarios these theories point to. read more