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Suspected militiamen have beheaded a Filipino worker in Libya after singling him out because he was not a Muslim, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
DFA spokesman Charles Jose said this reinforced the government’s order to all Filipinos to evacuate the country because of the worsening security situation.
He told reporters the Filipino construction worker was kidnapped on July 15 and his beheaded remains were found in a hospital on July 20.
“The vehicle he was riding in was stopped in a checkpoint. There were three of them — a Libyan, a Pakistani and a Filipino — and he was allegedly singled out because he was non-Muslim,” said Jose.
The kidnappers had initially negotiated with the Filipino’s company for a $160,000 ransom but eventually “they received a call from the abductors on July 20 (that) referred them to a Benghazi hospital,” he added.
The beheaded body was found in the hospital in an advanced state of decomposition, indicating he may have been dead even while the negotiations were going on, Jose added.
He indicated that the killing prompted the Philippine government on Sunday to order its estimated 13,000 nationals in Libya to leave.
“The threats to our Filipinos’ safety and security became more imminent. We would like to get them out of harm’s way because of this incident,” Jose added.
Filipinos can leave Libya by traveling by land to either Tunisia or Egypt, he added.
So far 207 Filipinos have registered for evacuation and will be brought back to Manila as soon as the Philippine embassy there completes their travel requirements, he said.
About 10 million Filipinos live and work abroad, many of them in the Middle East, in search of better-paying jobs. This has often placed them in delicate situations when violence breaks out in these countries.
On Saturday the DFA ordered the 100 Filipinos living in Gaza to leave the besieged Palestinian territory as Israel presses its offensive.
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at Jul 23, 2014 5:54:16 PM
Watch: Groundbreaking Claims Link This Senior White House Advisor To Benghazi Scandal
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Russell Holding shared SEAL Of Honor's photo.
at Jul 23, 2014 5:53:33 PM
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Happy Angel Birthday (yesterday) to Navy SEAL Glen Doherty who selflessly sacrificed his life for our great Country in Benghazi. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten. — with Murray Oman and 11 others.
Aimee Taterbaby
at Jul 23, 2014 5:52:29 PM
This is an Anonymous letter that was Sent to Steve Quayle.

Hello Steve,
I have been listening to you for a long time. God Bless you and everything
you do. I feel compelled to tell you of a strange string of events that
has happened at my work recently. I work for a big and well known shipping
company. I work in the international department and I am the closet hub to
the San Ysidro boarding crossing in Tijuana Mexico. Over the last few
months we have had a complete overhaul of our security systems. Meaning
TSA and DHS combing through the building. A few months ago they took out
all of our screening security measures for entering the facility, (meaning
metal detectors gone as well as replacing our security officer of 10
years). I have worked at this hub for since 2000 and the last time I saw
this kind of activity was before 9/11 2001. Now things get even more
weird. Last week on Wednesday night when I get to work I am informed we
had a security breech in our Mexico bonded area. Only myself and 9 other
people have the security clearance to open or be inside our Mexico import
bonding area. This whole story came as a shock to myself and the others on
my team. Supposedly in the earlier morning shift a man approached one of
our morning clerks inside of the bonded import cage area. He walked inside
and informed our female clerk that he worked with the international
department and had to take a package out with him. He took a box and left
the building with it. No one knows who this guy was or what was in the box
he took; however DHS and the Feds are going nuts over this missing box. He
was not a employee of our company and our security cameras just happened to
be down for the hour time frame that this man enter and exited our
building. This is a deeply concerning issue. Anything could have been
smuggled into this country and walked out through that bonding area. The
next day there was a serious meeting at my work. We had DHS, ATF and the
CDC combing the building. Last time I saw the CDC in our hub was when they
were looking for anthrax in 01. This is highly concerning to me. Two of
the women I work with have turned in their security clearance and refuse to
work in the bonded area anymore out of fear. This could be nothing and
just some cartel drug activity but my gut is saying different for some
reason. I think this was planned and done on purpose hence the governments
request to overhaul our security measures a few months ago. Even after the
meeting last Thursday my Union rep even whispered to me that this sounds
very conspiratorial and he isn't that kind of person to whisper concerns
like that. I think a bio agent or weapon of some has been smuggled in with
the aid and help of certain federal agencies within our government. All
when the borders are in crisis. I have also witnessed things being
shipped through my company in the past, like heavy artillery from military
contracting companies going into the Bahrain and Benghazi. At first we
were holding the shipments and then we ended up with NOEEI codes signed off
by Hilary Clinton herself and then the embassy was attacked 2 weeks later.
my prayers for you and your family as well. FYI I am one of the only ones
left with clearance into the Mexico import volume area and I refuse to do
it alone. We are literally scared for our lives being back there so we go
two at a time now. I really hope you receive this email. If you have a
different way to stay in touch or if you would like to speak about some of
this more please email me above. FYI I have been recently having serious
problems keeping any computer functioning and have been loosing access to
my own emails accounts so I am not using the email account I ussually do (I
am locked out of my own emails!) I don't understand it because I am not a
computer IT. I have included my address if you would just like to write.
Thank you and may God Bless you Steve. You and pastor Langford helped me
come home to Jesus! I mean it you are both making a huge impact in my life
and the lives of others! Keep up the good work, with the help and grace of
God people are waking up and coming back to Jesus! Thank you!


Jul 22, 2014
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“The American public overwhelmingly regrets ObamaCare, our veterans are dying waiting to see doctors, the IRS intimidates conservative groups, the southern border is compared to a sieve and the president assures us not to worry – smiling, golfing and at this very moment partying... Because the fundraising never stops – not when four Americans die in Benghazi, and not when Baghdad is at the brink.” —Megyn Kelly
What About Benghazi
at Jul 23, 2014 5:50:46 PM
Benghazi bombshell that will make your blood boil!
Like a sore that won’t stop festering, revelations continue to seep forth over the State Department’s bungling of security for the Benghazi consulate on Sept. 11, 2012 that led to the horrific deaths of four Americans.
Joseph Sean Ziegler shared The Kelly File's video.
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“The American public overwhelmingly regrets ObamaCare, our veterans are dying waiting to see doctors, the IRS intimidates conservative groups, the southern border is compared to a sieve and the president assures us not to worry – smiling, golfing and at this very moment partying... Because the fundraising never stops – not when four Americans die in Benghazi, and not when Baghdad is at the brink.” —Megyn Kelly
Adama Hamidou Cissé
at Jul 23, 2014 5:50:07 PM
Libye : violents combats entre milices rivales à Benghazi et à Tripoli
À Benghazi et à Tripoli, autour de l'aéroport, les combats se poursuivaient mercredi, alors que l'entrée en fonction du nouveau Parlement (à Benghazi) a été fixée au 4 août, dans l'espoir de mettre fin au chaos dans lequel s'enfonce le pays.
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at Jul 23, 2014 5:49:48 PM
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. . . selective memory personified!
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If you truly believe in the rule of law Ms. Pirro, then try to remember the two bills that George W Bush SIGNED INTO LAW that President Obama is following to deal with this problem. Furthermore, your saying that President Obama is the worst president in recent history doesn't make it true for your saying it, especially when he has been trying to clean up a mess that was CLEARLY the result of monumental mishandling and criminal behavior. President Obama has made an amazing number of improvements in spite of a Republican party that has done NOTHING other than obstruct progress and try desperately (and unsuccessfully) to manufacture scandals to further hinder his efforts. Here are just a few of President Obama's accomplishments. Each one has a citation for where the facts were found so you can't accuse me of lying or just making things up. I know Republicans don't like to talk about facts to which I say, "Tough shit." Suck it up and try to come up with a rebittal if you can, I didn't list them all, just the most important two hundred and fifty. If you need more, I can provide them.
1. Within his first week, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, to combat waste and abuse.
2. Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money.
3. On his first full day, he froze White House salaries.
4. He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending.
5. He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems. To that end, he also signed the Democratic-sponsored Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act, which attempted to put a stop to waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting system.
6. Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
7. Prevented a Bush Depression and Improved the Economy by pushing through and signing the Democratic-sponsored American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as “the stimulus package.” The bill passed, even though only three Republicans voted for it. In a major departure from the previous administration, he launched, a website that allows taxpayers to track spending from the Act.
8. The Bush-led Great Recession was costing the economy nearly 800,000 jobs per month by the time President Obama took office. But by the end of his first year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and stimulated the economy by 3.5%.
9. Not only did he completed the massive TARP financial and banking rescue plan, he also leaned on the banks and others, and recovered virtually all of the bail-out money.
10. He created the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan.
11. Oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush did in eight years.
12. Along with Democrats, and almost no Republicans, implemented an auto industry rescue plan, and saved as
many as 1 million jobs. Many are of the opinion that he saved the entire auto industry, and even the economy of the entire Midwest. This resulted in GM returning to its place as the top car company in the world.
13. Doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which is designed to improve manufacturing efficiency.
14. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act giving the federal government more tools to investigate and prosecute fraud in every corner of the financial system, and create a bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to investigate the financial fraud that led to the economic meltdown.
15. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which was designed to to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive credit card practices.
16. Increased infrastructure spending after years of neglect.
17. Signed the Democratic-sponsored and passed Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, expanding on the Making Home Affordable Program to help millions of Americans avoid preventable foreclosures. The bill also provided $2.2 billion to help combat homelessness, and to stabilize the housing market.
18. Through the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, he and Congressional Democrats provided tax credits to first-time home buyers, which helped the U.S. housing market recovery.
19. Initiated a $15 billion plan designed to encourage increased lending to small businesses.
20. Created, which allows for online collaboration between small businesses and experts re managing a business. (The program has since merged with
21. Played a lead role in getting the G-20 Summit to commit to a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis.
22. Took steps to improve minority access to capital.
23. Signed an Executive Order instructing federal agencies to review all federal regulations and remove any unnecessary and/or burdensome regulations from the books.
24. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, saved at least 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors that would have otherwise been lost.
25. Dismantled the Minerals Management Service, thereby cutting ties between energy companies and the government.
26. Along with Congressional Democrats, provided funding to states and the Department of Homeland Security to save thousands of police and firefighter jobs from being cut during the recession.
27. Used recovered TARP money to fund programs at local housing finance agencies in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Michigan.
28. Crafted and signed an executive order establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans.
29. China’s largest manufacturer, Foxconn, is building a large plant in Pennsylvania
30. Worked with Apple Computer to get them to build more product here, and the company is building two large plants to manufacture products here; one in Texas and one in Arizona
31. Oversaw increase of manufacturing jobs by more than 500,000 since 2010, and created an institute to invest in more manufacturing jobs in the technology fields of the future.
32. Ordered all federal contractors to pay a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, leading the way to a national increase.
33. Ordered the completion of the International Trade Data System, a digital trade record book, by 2016. This move will streamline and simplify the process through which small- and medium-sized businesses set up the export of US goods.
34. Signed an order banning gifts from lobbyists to anyone in the Executive Branch.
35. Signed an order banning anyone from working in an agency they had lobbied in previous years, and put strict limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House.
36. Held the first-ever first online town hall from the White House, and took questions from the public.
37. Became the first to stream every White House event, live.
38. Established a central portal for Americans to find service opportunities.
39. Provided the first voluntary disclosure of the White House Visitors Log in history.
40. Issued an Executive Order on Presidential Records, which restored the 30-day time frame for former presidents to review records, and eliminated the right for the vice president or family members of former presidents to do the reviews. Provides the public with greater access to historic White House documents, and severely curtails the ability to use executive privilege to shield them.
41. Improved aspects of the Freedom of Information Act, and issued new guidelines to make FOIA more open and transparent when processing FOIA requests.
42. Proposed rules that would streamline the Department of Education’s procurement policies and make them more transparent.
43. Ordered 65 executives who took bailout money to cut their own pay until they paid back all bailout money.
44. Along with Congressional Democrats, pushed through and got passed Dodd-Frank, one of the largest and most comprehensive Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression.
45. By signing Dodd-Frank legislation, created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
46. Created rules that reduce the influence of speculators in the oil market.
47. Fashioned rules so that banks can no longer use YOUR money to invest in high-risk financial instruments that work against their own customers’ interests.
48. Supported the concept of allowing stockholders to vote on executive compensation.
49. Endorsed and supported the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 that would close offshore tax avoidance loopholes.
50. Negotiated a deal with Swiss banks that now permits the US government to gain access to the records of criminals and tax evaders.
51. Signed the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, which closed many of the loopholes that allowed companies to send jobs overseas, and avoid paying US taxes by moving money offshore.
52. Established a Consumer Protection Financial Bureau designed to protect consumers from financial sector excesses.
53. Oversaw and then signed a Democratic bill constituting the most sweeping food safety legislation since the Great Depression.
54. Through the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, extended the False Claims Act to combat fraud by companies and individuals usingmoney from the TARP and Stimulus programs.
55. Set up rules for banks in handling legal marijuana money.
56. Along with Congressional Democrats, advocated for and signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which made it a federal crime to assault anyone based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.
57. Pushed through, signed and demanded the Pentagon enact a repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that forced soldiers to lie in order to be eligible to fight for their country, and put our troops at risk by disqualifying many qualified soldiers from helping.
58. Extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.
59. Appointed more openly gay officials than anyone in history.
60. Appointed first openly transgender Cabinet Official in History.
61. Changed HUD rules to prohibit gender and sexual orientation-based discrimination in housing
62. Changed his mind and publicly expressed support for same-sex marriage.
63. Issued a Presidential Memorandum reaffirming the rights of gay couples to make medical decisions for each other.
64. Wrote and signed an Executive Order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies evaluate the effect of their policies and programs on women and families.
65. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restored basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers. This was after the GOP blocked the bill in 2007. Only 5 Republican Senators voted for the bill.
66. Signed two executive orders that mirror provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act, because the GOP Congress refuses to pass it. It makes is possible for employees to talk about their salaries without retaliation, and orders salary data collection. These measures will make it harder for employers to pay women less.
67. Expanded funding for the Violence Against Women Act.
68. Under his guidance, National Labor Relations Board issued final rules that require all employers to prominently post employees’ rights where all employees or prospective employees can see it, including all websites and intranets.
69. Advocated that United Nations adopt a policy supporting gay rights worldwide.
70. Issued an order requiring hospitals to allow visitation by same-sex couples.
71. Appointed Kareem Dale as the first ever Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy.
72. Helped Democrats in Congress pass and signed the Civil Rights History Act.
73. Established the White House Council of Native American Affairs, to improve government-to-government relations with Native American nations.
74. Formed a commission to examine and make recommendations for fixing the broken voting system.
75. As soon as the Supreme Court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act, he moved to extend federal benefits to same-sex couples.
76. At a press conference August 9, 2013, gave up a small measure of executive power, promising to create adversarial process in FISA regarding NSA surveillance.
77. Proposed new HUD rules that would enhance Fair Housing Laws, to give HUD and other enforcement agencies more teeth in enforcing them.
78. Shattered another glass ceiling by naming Janet Yellen chair of the Federal Reserve beginning Feb. 1, 2014.
79. Appointed several prominent gay athletes and others, and plans to show US government’s commitment to gay rights to anti-gay Russia.
80. Ordered a review of capital punishment policies after several botched executions.
81. Obama’s Department of Agriculture propagated new rules designed to better enforce nondiscrimination when it comes to USDA investigations. These rules also extended nondiscrimination to gender identity.
82. Obama’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission clarified and strengthened rules prohibiting discrimination against pregnant workers.
83. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any previous president during his first six months in office.
84. As he promised, he gave a speech at a major Islamic forum in Cairo early in his administration.
85. Helped to restore America’s reputation around the world as a global leader that does the “right thing” in world affairs, at least according to the rest of the world.
86. Re-established and reinforced our partnership with NATO and other allies on strategic international issues.
87. Closed a number of secret detention facilities.
88. Improved relations with Middle East countries by appointing special envoys.
89. Pushed forward the first realistic Middle East peace strategy in more than a decade, without abandoning the two-state solution.
90. Pushed for military to emphasize devlopment of foreign language skills.
91. Offered $400 million to the people living in Gaza, called on both Israel and the Palestinians to stop inciting violence.
92. Refused to give Israel the green light to attack Iran over their possible nuclear program, and thus avoid another war that Republicans wanted.
93. Worked with Democratic Congress to make donations to Haiti tax deductible in 2009.
94. Established a new U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.
95. Issued Executive Order blocking interference and helping to stabilize Somalia.
96. Established new, more reasonable policies in our relations with Cuba, such as allowing Cuban-Americans to visit their families and send money to support them.
97. Ordered the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. It was Republicans (and, unfortunately, progressive Democrats) who prevented follow through.
98. Ordered a review of our detention and interrogation policy, and prohibited the use of torture, or what Bush called “enhanced interrogation.” He ordered interrogators to limit their actions to the Army Field manual.
99. Ordered all secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere to be closed.
100. Released the Bush torture memos.
101. On his second day in office, he signed a detailed Executive Order that banned torture, reversed all Bush torture policies, and put the United States in compliance with the Geneva Convention.
102. In response to the emerging “Arab Spring,” he created a Rapid Response fund, to assist emerging democracies with foreign aid, debt relief, technical assistance and investment packages in order to show that the United States stands with them.
103. Ended the F-22 program, saving $4 billion. Though the single-seat, twin-engine, fighter aircraft cost $358 million each, and the military had 187 built, the F-22 never flew a combat mission. (Just as an aside, that “fiscally conservative” Republican Party fought to keep it.)
104. Passed the Iran Sanctions Act, to prevent war and encourage the Iranian government to give up their nuclear program.
105. Ended the Iraq War.
106. Worked to keep our withdrawal from Afghanistan on track, despite GOP opposition. Reiterated that commitment in 2014.
107. Authorized and oversaw a secret mission by SEAL Team Six to rescue two hostages held by Somali pirates.
108. Through United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, helped negotiate a peaceful split of Sudan into two countries, this allowing for the creation of an independent South Sudan.
109. Created a comprehensive new strategy for dealing with the international nuclear threat.
110. Authorized a $1.4 billion reduction in Star Wars program in 2010.
111. Restarted nuclear nonproliferation talks and built up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols to where they had been before Bush.
112. Signed and pushed through ratification a new SALT Treaty.
113. Negotiated and signed a new START Treaty that will lst until at least 2021.
114. Through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), reversed the Bush Administration and committed to no permanent military bases in Iraq.
115. Developed first comprehensive strategy with regard to Afghanistan and Pakistan designed to facilitate the defeat of al Qaeda and the withdrawal of most troops, as well as the rebuilding of Afghanistan.
116. Returned our focus to Afghanistan, stabilized the country, and began the process of withdrawing our troops from the country.
117. Negotiated a deal with Afghan govenment, to withdraw troops and military support, while assisting in rebuilding and modernizing of the country.
118. Took steps to severely weaken al Qaeda and limited their ability to terrorize the world.
119. Negotiated and signed a nuclear nonproliferation treaty with India.
120. Took decisive action to use NATO to limit the slaughter of innocents in Libya, so that the Libyan people could topple the despotic Khadaffy government and determine their own fate.
121. Got Egyptian President/dictator Mubarak to leave the Egyptian government to the people, to determine their own fate.
122. In 2011, reoriented American focus from the Middle East to the Asian-Pacific region by simultaneouly engaging China and crafting new alliances with Asian countries uncomfortable with Chinese behavior.
123. Restored federal agencies such as FEMA to the point that they have been able to manage a huge number of natural disasters successfully.
124. Authorized Navy SEALS to successfully secure the release of a US captain held by Somali pirates and increased patrols off the Somali coast.
125. Has repeatedly beefed up border security
126. Ordered and oversaw the Navy SEALS operation that killed Osama bin Laden.
127. Throughan executive order, established the Homeland Security Partnership Council, which will attempt to enhance the nation’s ability to “address homeland security priorities, from responding to natural disasters to preventing terrorism, by utilizing diverse perspectives, skills, tools, and resources.”
128. Breaking with presidential tradition, especially recent tradition, instead of just attacking Syria in the wake of chemical weapons attacks on Syrians, Obama ordered a full report on the decision-making process, should he decide to order one.
129. Instead of holding hearings and trying to create a political football, quietly captured a suspect who actually committed the Benghazi terrorist attack. He is also getting a lot of useful information from the suspect.
130. Along with Congressional Democrats, not only reauthorized families of fallen soldiers to be able to visit when the body arrives at Dover AFB, but also provided funding for it. Ended the media blackout on coverage of the return of fallen soldiers.
131. Funded Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an extra $1.4 billion to improve veterans’ services.
132. Provided active combat troops with better body armor.
133. Created Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program for military personnel, in order to improve the quality of their medical care.
134. Put an end to the Bush-era stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan beyond their enlistment date. (personal note: my son will be in harm’s way for six fewer months with Obama as president, so you know I love this one.)
135. Along with Congressional Democrats, supported and signed Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, which made more money available to enable better medical care for veterans.
136. Along with Congressional Democrats, ushered through largest spending increase in 30 years for Department of Veterans Affairs, with money to go to improved medical facilities, and to assist states in acquiring or constructing state nursing homes and extended care facilities.
137. Created the Green Vet Initiative, which provided special funding to the Labor Department to provide veterans with training in green jobs.
138. Initiated and signed a recruitment and employment plan to get more veterans into government jobs.
139. Oversaw a $4.6 billion expansion of the Veterans Administration budget to pay for more mental health professionals.
140. Signed the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act, which ensures that spouses of military personnel who are forced to move because their spouse is posted for military duty will be able to avoid state taxes in their temporary residence.
141. Issued an Executive Order to improve access to mental health care for veterans, military personnel and their families.
142. Repeatedly increased funding for student financial aid, and at the same time cut the banks completely out of the process, thus us creating greater accountability.
143. Reformed student loan program, to make it possible for students to refinance at a lower rate.
144. Created a rating system for colleges, so that those applying for student financial aid know better what
they’re paying for.
145. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , invested heavily in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.
146. Created the Race to the Top program, which encouraged states to come up with effective school reforms and rewards the best of them.
147. Oversaw major expansion of broadband availability in K-12 schools nationwide.
148. Oversaw major expansion in school construction.
149. Also through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he put $5 billion into early education, including Head Start.
150. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as GI Bill 2.0
151. Oversaw expansion of the Pell Grants program, to expand opportunity for low and middle income students to go to college.
152. Along with Democratic Congress, passed and signed Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provided an extra $12.2 billion in funds.
153. Took major new steps to protec students from ineffective for-profit colleges through “gainful employment” measures, whereby schools have to demonstrate that its students actually find work to get federal aid.
154. With First Lady Michelle Obama, passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will improve nutrition in schools and make children healthier.
155. In his continuing effort to make college more affordable and accountable, will begin rating colleges with regard to affordability and value.
156. Initiated a reform of federal job training programs, to make them more relevant to the current economy and the job market.
157. Created a Presidential Memorandum to restore scientific integrity in government decision-making.
158. Opened up process for fast-tracking patent approval for green energy projects.
159. Eliminated Bush-era restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, and provided increased federal support for biomedical and stem cell research.
160. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, committed more federal funding, about $18 billion, to support non-defense science and research labs.
161. Signed Democratic-sponsored Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first comprehensive attempt to improve the lives of Americans living with paralysis.
162. Expanded the Nurse-Family Partnership program, which provides home visits by trained registered nurses to low-income expectant mothers and their families, to cover more first-time mothers.
163. Obama EPA reversed research ethics standards which allowed humans to be used as “guinea pigs” in tests of the effects of chemicals, to comply with numerous codes of medical ethics.
164. Conducted a cyberspace policy review.
165. Provided financial support for private sector space programs.
166. Oversaw enhanced earth mapping, to provide valuable data for agricultural, educational, scientific, and government use.
167. Along with Democrats in Congress, ushered through and signed a bill authorizing FDA to regulate tobacco. As a result, the FDA has Ordered Tobacco Companies to Disclose Cigarette Ingredients and banned sale of cigarettes falsely labeled as “light.”
168. Through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, provided $500 million for Health Professions Training Programs.
169. Increased funding for community-based prevention programs.
170. Oversaw a 50% decrease in cost of prescription drugs for seniors.
171. Eliminated the Bush-era practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug companies on price.
172. Two weeks after taking office, signed Democratic-sponsored Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, which increased the number of children covered by health insurance by 4 million.
173. Urged Congress to investigate Anthem Blue Cross for raising premiums 39% without explanation. Democratic Rep. Waxman responded by launching a probe, and Anthem Blue Cross put increase on hold for two months.
174. Ushered through and signed Affordable Care Act, which expanded health insurance coverage to at least 30 million more people, ended many common insurance company practices that are often detrimental to those with coverage. He also established, so that taxpayers could keep up with developments.
175. Through ACA, allowed children to be covered under their parents’ policy until they turned 26.
176. Through the ACA, provided tax breaks to allow 3.5 million small business to provide health insurance to their employees, and 29 million people will receive tax breaks to help them afford health insurance.
177. Through the ACA, expanded Medicaid to those making up to 133% of the federal poverty level.
178. Through the ACA, health insurance companies now have to disclose how much of your premium actually goes to pay for patient care.
179. Provisions in the ACA have already resulted in Medicare costs actually declining slightly this fiscal year, for the first time in many years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The increase in 2011 was 4%, which is very low compared to the average 12% annual inflation rate during previous 40 years.
180. Created the HIV Care Continuum Initiative, to strengthen the government’s ability to respond to the continuing domestic HIV epidemic, after years of Republicans weakening the government’s ability to deal with the crisis.
181. Expanded space exploration and discovery options to include more players.
182. Through the Connect America Fund, pushed through and received FCC approval for a move of $8 billion in subsidies away from telephone landlines to assist lower-income rural families in accessing broadband.
183. In the wake of the West Fertilizer tragedy, in which an entire small town was devastated by an explosion at a fertilizer plant, in part because Republican negligence let the company do whatever it wanted, formed the Chemical Safety and Security Working Group, to work on measures to prevent another such event.
184. Worked to provide affordable, high-quality child care to working families.
185. Cracked down on companies that were previously denying sick pay, vacation and health insurance, and Social Security and Medicare tax payments through abuse of the employee classification of independent contractor.
186. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , cut taxes for 95% of America’s working families.
187. Tax rates for average working families are the lowest since 1950.
188. Extended and fully funded the patch for the Alternative Minimum Tax for 10 years.
189. Extended discounted health coverage under the COBRA health insurance law for the unemployed from 9 months to 15 months, and he’s also extended unemployment benefits more than a few times.
190. Provided a $20 billion increase for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps).
191. Signed an Executive Order that established the White House Office of Urban Affairs.
192. Included the Buffet Rule in his 2014 budget proposal, thus trying to fulfill a campaign promise, to make sure tax rates are fair between the rich and the middle class.
193. Used the fiscal cliff negotiations to extend for five additional years the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which provides tax credits to families for college-related expenses, thus saving those families up to $10,000.
194. Increased protections for those who are unemployed and are seeking a government job.
195. Updated and modernized overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA)
196. Fast-tracked regulations to allow states to enact fuel efficiency standards that exceeded federal standards.
197. Fast-tracked increased fuel economy standards for vehicles beginning with the 2011 model year. It was the first time such standards had been increased in a decade.
198. Oversaw establishment of an Energy Partnership for the Americas, to create more markets for American-made biofuels and green energy technologies.
199. Obama EPA reversed a Bush-era decision to allow the largest mountaintop removal project in US history.
200. Ordered the Department of Energy to implement more aggressive efficiency standards for common household appliances.
201. Ordered energy plants to prepare to produce at least 15% of all energy through renewable resources like wind and solar, by 2021. (Republicans are trying hard to kill it.)
202. Oversaw the creation of an initiative that converts old factories and manufacturing centers into new clean technology centers.
203. Bypassed Republican opposition in Congress and ordered EPA to begin regulating and measuring carbon emissions.
204. Obama EPA ruled that CO2 is a pollutant.
205. Doubling federal spending on clean energy research.
206. Pushed through a tax credit to help people buy plug-in hybrid cars.
207. Created a program to develop renewable energy projects on the waters of our Outer Continental Shelf that will produce electricity from wind, wave, and ocean currents.
208. Reengaged in the climate change and greenhouse gas emissions agreements talks, and proposed one himself. He also addressed the U.N. Climate Change Conference, officially reversing the Bush era stance that climate change was a “hoax.”
209. Fully supported the initial phase of the creation of a legally-binding treaty to reduce mercury emissions worldwide.
210. Required states to provide incentives to utilities to reduce their energy consumption.
211. Improved siting, review and permitting stations for power plants, in an attempt to seriously improve the nation’s electric grid.
212. Following the neglect of Bush’s eight year reign, he reengaged in a number of treaties and agreements designed to protect the Antarctic.
213. Created tax write-offs for purchases of hybrid automobiles, and later he and Democrats morphed that program into one that includes electric cars.
214. Established a quadrennial review of our energy infrastructure, to encourage a modernization of the grid, and to encourage the transition away from fossil fuel use.
215. Mandated that federal government fleet purchases be for fuel-efficient American vehicles, and encouraged that federal agencies support experimental, fuel-efficient vehicles.
216. Got BP to cough up $20 billion to establish Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, to reduce the need for taxpayer funds to be used for compensation and clean up. (Note: it took 20 years to get $1.3 billion for the Exxon Valdez spill. )
217. Oversaw and pushed through an amendment to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 authorizing advances from Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
218. Actively tried to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to eliminate the liability limits for those companies responsible for large oil spills.
219. Became the first President to simply say “Climate Change is a fact,” and set up the first federal government protocols for dealing with the impacts of climate change.
220. Initiated Criminal and Civil inquiries into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
221. Asserted federal legal supremacy to bar Texas from authorizing new refinery permits on its own.
222. Set up new, stricter standards limiting power plant emissions.
223. Strengthened the Endangered Species Act.
224. Strengthened protection for wildlife, and expanded enforcement of laws against wildlife trafficking.
225. Obama EPA improved boiler safety standards to improve air quality, and save 6500 lives per year.
226. Through the EPA, attemped to take steps to severely limit the use of antibiotics in livestock feed, to increase their efficacy in humans.
227. Through new EPA regulations, he created a pretext for closing the dirtiest power plants in the country, by limiting emissions of mercury and other toxic gasses.
228. Increased funding for National Parks and Forests by 10%
229. Announced greatly improved commercial fuel efficiency standards.
230. Announced a huge increase in average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg in 2010 to 35.5mpg starting in 2016 and 54.5 starting in 2025
231. Issued an Executive Order to facilitate investments in industrial energy efficiency that will help create jobs, while strengthening US manufacturing. Increased efficiency could save businesses $100 billion over the next decade.
232. Through an executive order, set up the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, which will to oversee Gulf Coast restoration efforts in the wake of the 2010 BP oil splll. The money to fund the restoration efforts comes from fines against BP.
233. Through executive actions and bypassing the ineffectual Rublican Congress, announced the most comprehensive plan to combat climate change in a generation.
234. Expanded trade agreements to include stricter labor and environmental agreements such as NAFTA.
235. Oversaw funding of the design of a new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History, which is scheduled to open on the National Mall in 2015. He protected the funding during the recent budget negotiations.
236. Oversaw and passed increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
237. Nominated Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic Justice in the court’s history, and the women represent only the third and fourth women to serve on the court, out of a total of 112 justices.
238. Appointed the most diverse Cabinet in history, including more women than any other incoming president.
239. Eliminated federal funding for abstinence-only education, and rescinded the global gag rule.
240. Loosened the rules and allowed the 14 states that legalized medical marijuana to regulate themselves without federal interference.
241. Signed national service legislation, increasing funding for national service groups, including triple the size of the Americorps program.
242. Signed an Executive Order that will speed up deployment of a more comprehensive broadband infrastructure.
243. Signed an Executive Order creating jobs immediately by instructing them to reduce the time needed for review and permitting of infrastructure projects.
244. Signed a bill that provided $4.3 billion in additional assistance to 9/11 first responders.
245. Signed an Executive Order pledging support for efforts to end the global problem of violence against women and girls.
246. Signed the Claims Resolution Act, which provided $4.6 billion in funding for a legal settlement with black and Native American farmers who had been cheated out of government loans and natural resource royalties in the past.
247. To help those communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy, issued an executive order setting up the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, and asked Congress to approve $60 billion in supplemental assistance to aid in storm recovery.
248. Produced 23 Executive actions designed to make it easier for law enforcement to identify those who shouldn’t have guns, thus helping them enforce the law.
249. Despite the characterizations of some, Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office. Though he is often cited as superior to Obama, President Lyndon Johnson’s success rate in 1965 was only 93%.
250. And finally, despite the odds, he became the first black president, and was reelected fror a second term by a wide margin.
If you want me to provide more accomplishments, please let me know.
Douglas Wall
at Jul 23, 2014 5:49:37 PM
The neighbors prompted multiple security requests -- including repeated requests up until the day of the attack -- for more weapons and personnel.
Sources: Militia blamed for Benghazi attack moved next door to US Consulate before strike
The Islamist extremist militia Ansar al-Sharia moved in next door to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi within three weeks of American personnel renting the compound – but sources tell Fox News that “nothing was done” despite concerns about the dangerous neighbors, who later were blamed for the 2012 ter…
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at Jul 23, 2014 5:49:19 PM
Benghazi bombshell that will make your blood boil!
Like a sore that won’t stop festering, revelations continue to seep forth over the State Department’s bungling of security for the Benghazi consulate on Sept. 11, 2012 that led to the horrific deaths of four Americans.
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at Jul 23, 2014 5:47:06 PM
More hardware and vehicles captured by Ansar ash-Shari'ah Libya at Batt. 36 and Camp 319 bases near Benghazi
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at Jul 23, 2014 5:46:08 PM
On Benghazi and the Right-Wing Media’s Never-Ending Quest for ‘Smoking Guns’
Eric with the latest reviews (sort of) and Reed on Benghazi and the right-wing media. 
Johnny Doig
at Jul 23, 2014 5:44:47 PM
It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.

-Benjamin Franklin
IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious: Will we ever know the truth about Obama administration scandals?
President Obama’s new spokesman, Josh Earnest, recently declared – with a straight face – that the Obama Administration was, in fact, the most transparent administration in history.
Kenneth Cromer
at Jul 23, 2014 5:44:45 PM
I have no problem with a woman president, but not this woman. Hillary Benghazi Clinton will be asked tough questions, is that sexism? What about her Arab advisor Ms Weiner? she is in the Muslim brotherhood..
Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.
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at Jul 23, 2014 5:42:42 PM
Trey Gowdy Speech: The American Jury Will NEVER Forget Benghazi [WATCH THIS]
Speaking to the parents of the four victims murdered during 2012 the Benghazi attacks, Trey Gowdy assures them that the American people will never forget.
MelissanBerman Mcclure shared The Kelly File's video.
at Jul 23, 2014 5:41:43 PM

“The American public overwhelmingly regrets ObamaCare, our veterans are dying waiting to see doctors, the IRS intimidates conservative groups, the southern border is compared to a sieve and the president assures us not to worry – smiling, golfing and at this very moment partying... Because the fundraising never stops – not when four Americans die in Benghazi, and not when Baghdad is at the brink.” —Megyn Kelly
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at Jul 23, 2014 5:41:27 PM

“The American public overwhelmingly regrets ObamaCare, our veterans are dying waiting to see doctors, the IRS intimidates conservative groups, the southern border is compared to a sieve and the president assures us not to worry – smiling, golfing and at this very moment partying... Because the fundraising never stops – not when four Americans die in Benghazi, and not when Baghdad is at the brink.” —Megyn Kelly
Susan Godwin Fritts
at Jul 23, 2014 5:41:25 PM
"Stick Benghazi Up Your Ass and Die!" by Old Fart Rants
Thanks to Republicans in Florida refusing Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, which the federal government was willing to pay for, their hatred of the presid...
Gary Sepelowych shared a link.
at Jul 23, 2014 5:40:59 PM
Levin GOES OFF On Obama: ‘This Is A Very Sick Man’ [AUDIO]
Radio host Mark Levin is furious with both President Barack Obama's response to recent global turmoil, calling him
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هاني العريبي
منقول عن University of Benghazi — with ‎صلاح الشيخي‎ and ‎هاني العريبي‎.
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at Jul 23, 2014 5:37:56 PM
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Newly released testimony from U.S. officials involved in the response to the Benghazi attacks provides more evidence the terror strikes were premeditated. It’s time for Obama & Hillary to tell the truth about Benghazi!
המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים (Mossad)
at Jul 23, 2014 5:37:21 PM
2014.07.22 (Baghdad, Iraq) - A Holy Warrior detonates a suicide shrapnel bomb at a packed entrance to a Shiite neighborhood, taking the lives of three dozen innocents.
2014.07.22 (Benghazi, Libya) - A twin suicide bombing leaves five others dead.
2014.07.22 (Nahrawan, Iraq) - Sunni bombers take down five patrons at a Shiite market.
2014.07.22 (Kabul, Afghanistan) - A Taliban suicide bomber murders four people outiside an airport.
2014.07.21 (Baqubah, Iraq) - Islamic State send mortar shells into a family home, killing three members.
2014.07.21 (Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan) - A Shahid suicide bomber takes out two locals.
 احمد احمد , אסף הצדק , המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים (Mossad) likes this
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at Jul 23, 2014 5:36:57 PM

No, this is not Gaza, My friends this is Almasakin district in Benghazi.

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at Jul 23, 2014 5:36:43 PM
Are Blatant "Faux" Issues Used To Divide We The People !!!

Fear Mongering Comes In Numerous Shapes & Colors ... But The Intent Is To Sidetrack & Mislead We Sheeple ... All The Better To Maintain The Status Quo, The Tilted Playing Field & The Financial Relationships Between The "Electeds", The "Haves" & The "Corporate Welfare Queens"! Indeed, Follow The $$$$$$$ Trail, Open Your Eyes & Minds, Wake The Hell Up !!!
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Billionaires... Benghazi... Billionaires... Benghazi... I think I know which one is more significant to the future of this republic's democracy. And you?

Image thanks to Denise Yun.
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at Jul 23, 2014 5:36:14 PM
Retired General: State Dept. Was Arming Al Qaeda Alliance at Benghazi [WATCH]
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely says he has "pretty good evidence" explaining the presence of Ambassador Stevens at Benghazi on the night of the attack.
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Carol Leistiko commented at Jul 23, 2014 5:41:40 PM
        This has been suspected for a long time. Are they finally going to do something or are they just going to sit on it like everything else. All we have for a congress is a bunch of Obama butt kissers.
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at Jul 23, 2014 5:34:19 PM

“The American public overwhelmingly regrets ObamaCare, our veterans are dying waiting to see doctors, the IRS intimidates conservative groups, the southern border is compared to a sieve and the president assures us not to worry – smiling, golfing and at this very moment partying... Because the fundraising never stops – not when four Americans die in Benghazi, and not when Baghdad is at the brink.” —Megyn Kelly
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