Most Obama-era thing ever? Navy’s intel chief prohibited from seeing classified material

A few years ago I might have been more surprised by stuff like this, but in the age of Obama nothing is surprising:

For more than two years, the Navy’s intelligence chief has been stuck with a major handicap: He’s not allowed to know any secrets.

Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch has been barred from reading, seeing or hearing classified information since November 2013, when the Navy learned from the Justice Department that his name had surfaced in a giant corruption investigation involving a foreign defense contractor and scores of Navy personnel.

Worried that Branch was on the verge of being indicted, Navy leaders suspended his access to classified materials. They did the same to one of his deputies, Rear Adm. Bruce F. Loveless, the Navy’s director of intelligence operations.

More than 800 days later, neither Branch nor Loveless has been charged. But neither has been cleared, either. Their access to classified information remains blocked.

The current U.S. Director of Naval Intelligence has less access to secrets than an ensign. If he wants to see classified material he’ll have to ask Hillary if he can borrow her email server.

Bernie Sanders’ new ad: Like Norman Rockwell’s America, except with socialism

The MSM sure was giddy over the Bernie Sanders campaign’s new ad that’s airing in Iowa, but it made me laugh out loud.

This isn’t a commercial for a socialist candidate, it’s a propaganda video for socialism:

What’s with all the cows? I thought cattle farming was a leading cause of climate change. What gives?

If Sanders were interested in being honest, which he isn’t, his campaign would have shown Americans clips of the “ghost of socialism future” his philosophy has brought to other parts of the world and could bring to the US:

Feel the Bern!

North Korea offers gullible, desperate lame duck administration another faux foreign policy legacy opportunity

North Korea sees the Obama administration freeing up over a hundred billion in frozen Iranian assets and sanction relief in return for a “deal” that allows self-inspection of nuke sites (and even forgives taking U.S. military personnel prisoner and using their photos and videos for propaganda purposes) and they want in on that action before the spineless, self-serving bureaucrats potential peace partners in the White House are out of office in a year:

North Korea said it could stop its nuclear tests in exchange for signing a peace treaty with the U.S. and a stop to annual military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.

The North’s statement carried by the state media late Friday was a repeat of past offers that have been rejected by the U.S., which wants Pyongyang to commit to a complete abandonment of nuclear weapons.

An unnamed spokesman of the North’s Foreign Ministry called the purported hydrogen bomb test on Jan. 6 a justifiable move to ensure its survival against external threats.

Don’t think for one second the geniuses in the Obama administration won’t find a way to jump all over this before they’re out of office.

What’s Korean for “re-set button”?


Iran has shown North Korea how to get the Obama administration and UN on board with lifting sanctions against them: Take hostages and use them as human currency to get whatever you want.

Update II:

Right on cue.

Selective amnesia in action: Hillary laments immigration raids

The wind-up:

And the pitch:

Huma said that Hillary’s “often confused” so the above demonstration of selective amnesia isn’t a surprise, nor will it be the last.

Hillary warns Trump that talking about her horndog husband’s dalliances won’t work

Basically Hillary’s telling Donald here that “you can’t pull me down from my moral high ground on women’s rights by talking about how I didn’t leave my husband after his repeated affairs and assault accusations against him even though I helped make sure those women were discredited and ridiculed.”

It’s also obvious that Team Hillary does not think Bill’s baggage is benign to her campaign:

Hillary Clinton warned Sunday that Donald Trump’s latest attacks about the controversies of her husband’s past are a “dead end” that “won’t work.”

“They can say whatever they want, more power to them. I think it’s a dead end, blind ally for them, but let ’em go,” the Democratic presidential candidate said during an interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” when asked whether it is fair game for candidates to go after Bill Clinton’s infidelities.

“It’s been fair game going back to the Republicans for some years,” Clinton said.

“They can do it again if they want to. That can be their choice as to how to run in this campaign. Didn’t work before. It won’t work again,” she added. “I’m going to talk about the differences between us because I think that’s what Americans care about.”

It should be noted that as Hillary was uttering those very words, Bill was in a Vegas hotel room snorting crushed Viagra off a stripper’s ass.

Stump Hillary: What’s the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist?

Hillary didn’t give as terrible a non-answer to the question as Debbie Wasserman Schultz did when she was asked the same question, but she still didn’t answer the question — because she couldn’t be honest about it:

If she of “shared prosperity” isn’t a Socialist, who is? That’s why Hillary didn’t want to examine that question too closely (plus she’d have to admit how much prosperity has been shared with her family in return for political favors).

(h/t Free Beacon)