Wednesday, October 21, 2015

There's So Much News . . .

I can't keep up . . .

I wonder what's taken them so long. . . .

On the one hand, these emails were requested for years; they seem to only be finding them now because courts are getting angry with them and threatening penalties for noncompliance.

There really isn't another hand. I guess it's good they're released before Hillary's testimony, but I also imagine they're keeping many back still.
And democrats are constantly whining and whinging about how long the Benghazi Committee has been investigating it.
One email recently unearthed by Judicial Watch has Chris Stevens worried about his physical safety, and State Department hands in Washington worried about political implications.*
Two months before the fatal 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, then-Ambassador Chris Stevens requested 13 security personnel to help him safely travel around Libya, according to a cable reviewed by Fox News -- but he was turned down.
In the July 9, 2012 cable, Stevens reported that, "Overall security conditions continue to be unpredictable, with large numbers of armed groups and individuals not under control of the central government, and frequent clashes in Tripoli and other major population centers." The cable said 13 security personnel would be the "minimum" needed for "transportation security and incident response capability."
But a congressional source said Patrick Kennedy, a deputy to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, turned down the request.
The cable sent under Stevens' electronic signature shows that he was advocating for additional security and warning that the set-up did not meet State Department standards, as conditions deteriorated in the run-up to the attack that killed Stevens and three other Americans.
There's more to it, of course -- embassy personnel was attacked several times before this latest request. Each request for more security was denied by Patrick Kennedy.
Lawsuit: Obama Administration Withholding Draft of Clinton Whitewater Indictment
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to obtain copies of a 20-year-old draft indictment against Hillary Clinton for her role in the Whitewater scandal.

In a press release sent to reporters late on Tuesday, Judicial Watch announced its intent to file a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against NARA for withholding an indictment written by Hickman Ewing, Jr., the deputy independent counsel and prosecutor investigating Whitewater, in 1996. The agency admitted it had found the records in March 2015 but is withholding the documents, claiming their release would constitute an unwarranted invasion of Clinton’s privacy.

“Judicial Watch has confirmed the existence of draft indictments of Hillary Clinton for her lies and obstruction in the Whitewater bank-fraud investigation,” the group’s president Tom Fitton wrote in the statement. “The Obama administration is refusing to release these records out of concern for Hillary Clinton’s privacy. Hillary Clinton’s privacy cannot be allowed to trump the public’s interest in knowing more about whether she obstructed justice and lied to a federal grand jury.”
Some things, and some people, never change.

Hillary Clinton’s Endorsement List Erroneously Includes Mayor Ivy Taylor of San Antonio
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign announced Tuesday that it had secured the endorsement of more than 50 current and former African-American mayors.

Mayor Ivy R. Taylor of San Antonio was not one of them.

On Monday, the campaign released a list of “Hillary’s Texas Leadership Council” that included endorsements in the Lone Star State. That list had included Mrs. Taylor, one of the most prominent African-American women to lead a major American city. But Mrs. Taylor promptly said that she had not endorsed Mrs. Clinton for president and did not plan on doing so.
. . .
Shortly after The Texas Tribune reported the mix-up with Mrs. Taylor, another Democratic official on the list who is also African-American, Tommy Calvert, a commissioner in Bexar County, which includes San Antonio, said he had also been erroneously included on the campaign’s Texas endorsement list.

He told the Tribune that he had expressed to three separate campaigns staff members that he was not endorsing Mrs. Clinton. “I don’t know how there could be any confusion,” he said.

Apparently, to know her is not necessarily to love her.

How  and why Hillary tried to kill the vaccine industry, and will again: Hillary’s vaccine price plan didn’t work the first time for a reason
Pundits in Forbes, The New Yorker and the Huffington Post have been raging about the “unsustainable” price of new cancer drugs all year. But anger about drug prices really went viral when Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, hiked the price of a generic tuberculosis drug he acquired by 5,000 percent.

Now price-control proposals are on the ballot in California, Ohio, Massachusetts and other states. Unsurprisingly, such plans are supported and encouraged by Hillary Rodham Clinton, who warned she’d rein in prices.

Biotechnology stocks fell: Investors remembered what happened the last time Clinton went on a price-control mission.

But not everyone does. To refresh:

As first lady and in charge of the Bill Clinton administration’s health-care reform effort, Hillary accused “greedy” drug companies of exorbitant price increases for vaccines. In 1993, she first proposed nationalizing the vaccine industry. She settled for a Vaccines for Children Program that saw the federal government buy up over half of all available vaccines at government-set prices.

The result? Companies stopped producing and investing in vaccines. The United States started experiencing vaccine shortages.
It's a funny thing, but when you stop paying people to do things, they stop doing them.

Read the whole thing. 

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