Helen Thomas

White House Reporter Helen Thomas Retires After
Telling the Jews to “Get the Hell Out of Palestine”

Helen Thomas, the 89 year old veteran of the White House Press Corps announced Monday that she would be retiring effective immediately. The retirement comes on the heels of comments made about Israel in which she exclaimed, “tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.” She went on to state that the Palestinians are occupied people and that the Jews should “go home”. When asked where home was she said “Poland, Germany, and America”.

U.S. Will be Like Greece in ‘Seven to 10 Years,’ Say
Congressmen, Experts

Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), various other Congressmen, and additional leading financial experts are warning that the United States is in danger of succumbing to the same fate as Greece, national bankruptcy, in seven to 10 years unless the federal government substantially reduces spending. “If we continue to spend much more than we take in,"
Gregg says. "We'll double our debt in five years and triple it in 10 years and essentially be where Greece is in about seven years,” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the ranking Republican member of the House Budget Committee, made these statements in regard to the deficit spending. “We’re on this trajectory where we will have more takers than makers in society. We’re going to have more people taking from government than living on their own, paying taxes and contributing into it. That is a dangerous position to be in, that’s the position Greece is in.”


President Of The United States Barack Obama

UN Security Council approves new Iran sanctions

The United Nations Security Council handed down the 4th round of sanctions to Iran in as many years. As the Obama Administration and U.N. celebrate the passage of these measures as a victory for security, past sanctions have done little and it is hard to imagine that these sanctions will deter Iran’s nuclear program. Originally U.S. President Obama as well as European allies had hoped to institute harsher sanctions they had hoped to put restraints on Iran’s oil and gas industries and in addition to blacklisting Iran’s central bank. The problem in passing such measures is that two of the permanent Security Council members, China and Russia, were opposed to such measures. The recently passed sanctions are designed to punish Iranian banks abroad if a connection to the nuclear or missile programs is suspected. It also expands a U.N. arms embargo against Tehran and blacklists three firms controlled by Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and 15 belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Critics point out that many of the measures are voluntary. They also say none of the measures in the three previous sanctions resolutions passed since 2006, nor U.S. and Israeli hints of possible military action, were enough to force Iran to abandon its enrichment program.

Two N.J. men arrested at JFK airport before boarding plane to join Islamist terrorist group, authorities say.

Two New Jersey men were arrested Saturday as they boarded flights to link up with a jihadist group in Somalia, authorities said. The men, both North Jersey residents, were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism through a group tied to the al Qaeda network.

Goldman Sachs Subpoenaed By Financial Crisis Panel
for Withholding Key Info

Alluding to its conduct as "abysmal," "unacceptable," "egregious," and "disturbing," a federal oversight board created to probe the causes of the financial crisis hit Goldman Sachs with a subpoena on Friday for its "very deliberate effort to run out the clock" in order to refrain from revealing key documents as well as withhold comment from company executives. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission was forced to use the subpoena after "multiple requests" and "months" of stalling by Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs missed at least seven deadlines, requested extensions that were subsequently missed at least three times, and was threatened with a subpoena on at least three different occasions, according to the financial crisis panel.


Sen. Chuck Schumer

Schumer Says It ‘Makes Sense’ To ‘Strangle [Gaza]
Economically’ Until It Votes The Way Israel Wants.

On Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) delivered a wide-ranging speech at an Orthodox Union event in Washington, D.C. The lecture addressed the nuclear program in Iran, various domestic political issues, as well as discussion over the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.
During the lecture Senator Schumer asserted that “Palestinian people still don’t believe in the Jewish state, in a two-state solution,” and also that “they don’t believe in the Torah, in David.” He went on to say “you have to force them to say Israel is here to stay.”

Sen. Coburn (R-OK): I Won't Necessarily Vote Against Kagan

Named the 37th most influential conservative in America by the London Telegraph Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has just informed The Woodward Report that he is yet to decide whether he will vote for Elena Kagan to be the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States. When I asked him whether his vote for Kagan as Solicitor General would indicate his vote for the Supreme Court he responded, "While I did vote to confirm Ms. Kagan to her current position, I consider Supreme Court nominations with different criteria." Although he assured me that he will "support a nominee only if he or she is fully committed to the principles established by our founders in the United States Constitution," it is unclear why he would confirm her to the position of Solicitor General and not the Supreme Court. One Republican vote will likely assure Kagan's nomination and although it is likely that there will be at least that, one would not expect someone allegedly so conservative to vote for Kagan.

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