Obama will talk with Muslim Brotherhood & Taliban… But Rejects Talks with the Evil GOP | Politisite

Next he will put Republicans on Terror watch list

The Obama White House opened dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood this week.
Reuters reported, via Weasel Zippers:

The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, in a step that reflects the Islamist group’s growing political weight but that is almost certain to upset Israel and its U.S. backers.

“The political landscape in Egypt has changed, and is changing,” said the senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency.”

The Obama Adminsitration also entered talks with the Taliban terrorist organization this month.

via Obama Opens Dialogue With Muslim Brotherhood & Holds Talks With Taliban… But Rejects Talks With Republican Senators | The Gateway Pundit.

Leadership: Obama rejects McConnell’s offer to meet with GOP on debt ceiling

It was Drudge, I think, who first drew the contrast this afternoon between O’s approach to dialogue in this story versus this one. Doesn’t it make sense, though? From the White House’s perspective, one involves a group of power-hungry fanatics who pose a potential threat to western civilization, and the other involves the Muslim Brotherhood.

But remember, he’s the adult in the room.

via Leadership: Obama rejects McConnell’s offer to meet with GOP on debt ceiling « Hot Air.

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Memorial Day Open Thread – All Gave some, Some Gave All

We wish all a reflective Memorial Day

Memorial Day Open Thread – All Gave some, Some Gave All

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NASA sting nabs woman selling moon rock for $1.7M

A woman who tried to sell a rare hunk of moon rock for $1.7 million US was detained when her prospective customer turned out to be an undercover NASA investigator, officials say.

It is illegal to sell moon rocks, which are considered national treasures. The gray rocks, which were gifted to each U.S. state and 136 countries by then-president Richard Nixon, can sell for millions of dollars on the black market.

NASA agents and Riverside County sheriff’s deputies detained the woman, who has not been identified, after she met Thursday with an undercover NASA investigator at a restaurant in Lake Elsinore, about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the sheriff’s office announced Friday. The investigation was conducted over several months.

Authorities swooped in after the two agreed on a price and the woman pulled out the rock.

via NASA sting nabs woman selling moon rock for $1.7M – World – CBC News.

How an Intern Stole NASA’s Moon Rocks

In 2002, rogue NASA interns stole millions of dollars in moon rocks. This is the untold story of how they did it.

Building 31 North’s white halls are empty, because it is the middle of the night. NASA interns Thad Roberts and Tiffany duck inside a bathroom, and tear off their clothing. Then they change into the contents of their duffel bags—2mm thick neoprene bodysuits. Like in a bad movie, the suits will help Thad and Tiffany avoid heat sensors armed to feel out threatening climate changes inside a vault. The adrenaline, their attraction, the smell of rubber suits and the fear of failure is almost overwhelming. After pulling on the thermally shielded gear, Tiffany and Thad step back into the corridor, moving toward the turnstile lock that guards their target: NASA’s prized stash of moon rocks.

via How an Intern Stole NASA’s Moon Rocks – Gizmodo.

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Trump realizes Presidential run not good for his Brand | Politisite

Trump realizes Presidential run not good for his Brand

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It is Official Huckabee is NOT running for President 

It is Official Huckabee is  not running for President.

Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

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Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن‎, ʾUsāmah bin Muḥammad bin ʿAwaḍ bin Lādin; (March 10, 1957 – 2011) Dead at 54

House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. has the body

President Obama is scheduled to make an announcement a this evening which will confirm that Osama Bin Laden has been killed. House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. The U.S. has the body.

Osama bin Laden dead: officials – Americas – Al Jazeera English

US president Barack Obama is due to make a statement shortly in which he is expected to announce the death of Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda.

Obama’s address was due at 0300GMT from the White House.

Qais Azimy, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Kabul, said that Afghan officials have confirmed that Bin Laden had died and that his body was with the United States.

Officials would not confirm whether he had been killed in Afghanistan or Pakistan, and said that the death of the al-Qaeda leader was more of a “symbolic victory”, as he was no longer directly connected to the group’s field operations, Azimy reported.
via Osama bin Laden dead: officials – Americas – Al Jazeera English.

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Most open, high-tech, accessible administration….(n)ever.

Most open, high-tech, accessible administration….(n)ever.

Yes, it’s true. The social media-darling-in-chief has banned a San Francisco Chronicle reporter for using her cell phone to capture video of left-wing protesters at the Bay Area Obama fundraiser earlier this week.

Banned.

The White House press shop refuses to comment on the record about it — and, no surprise, other reporters have apparently been threatened for talking about the banishment.

SFChronicle’s Phil Bronstein reports:

The hip, transparent and social media-loving Obama administration is showing its analog roots. And maybe even some hypocrisy highlights.

White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the approved pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news.

The Chronicle’s Carla Marinucci – who, like many contemporary reporters, has a phone with video capabilities on her at all times – pulled out a small video camera last week and shot some protesters interrupting an Obama fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel.

She was part of a “print pool” – a limited number of journalists at an event who represent their bigger hoard colleagues – which White House press officials still refer to quaintly as “pen and pad” reporting.

But that’s a pretty Flintstones concept of journalism for an administration that presents itself as the Jetsons.

Here’s the kicker:

via Michelle Malkin » Obama lied, transparency died, Part 9,999.

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