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Girlfriend of Slain Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov in Hiding

Ukrainian Model Anna Duritskaya has left town, erased all social media profiles and stopped answering her cellphone


latimes reported:
Anna Duritskaya apparently was so afraid that she skipped the Moscow funeral of her slain lover to flee under diplomatic escort to her native Ukraine..

The mystery that lingers: Who might do her harm?

The 23-year-old girlfriend and sole known witness to last week's slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Y. Nemtsov is in hiding after flying to Kiev following three days of interrogation and just hours before the outspoken Kremlin critic was laid to rest Tuesday in a funeral that drew thousands.

The actress and model has erased her social media profiles. She doesn't answer her cellphone. Shortly after she arrived in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, to calm her anguished mother, the two slipped out of their apartment, which has been besieged by media since the Friday night assassination.

Russian media have portrayed Ukrainian model Anna Duritskaya, the girlfriend of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, as a terrified woman exposed to the dangerous consequences of a liaison with an enemy of Russia.

Nemtsov's killing by as-yet-unidentified assailants has stunned an already rattled political opposition in Russia and stirred accusations that his contract-style slaying in the shadow of the Kremlin was politically orchestrated, perhaps by loyalists of Russian President Vladimir Putin.


 

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: ‘Obama Would Not Shed A Tear’ If Israel ‘Disappeared From The Face Of The Earth Tomorrow’ (VIDEO)




"Let’s face it. If Israel disappeared from the face of the earth tomorrow, Obama would not shed a tear,” Col. Ralph Peters said.

Peters claimed that the administration has accepted that Iran will get a bomb, but it wants a “decent interval of denial” between Obama’s presidency and then.

Peters called Obama “a spiteful failure as president” and told Sean Hannity that he’s ashamed and embarrassed by Obama. 'He is incapable of learning, we have to recognize that,” Peters said. “Six years into his term, he still thinks he can make friends with Iran. It is stunning.”


 

Ben Carson On Hannity Radio Program: The Media Wants to Talk About Gay Rights Everytime I'm Gaining Momentum, I'm Not Gonna Fall For It Anymore [AUDIO]



"It was a 25 minute interview and you see what part they emphasized"  Ben Carson said about the CNN interview this morning with Chris Cuomo where he talked about homosexuality being a choice.

Carson says he will no longer discuss gay rights after this interview on CNN and also says no more taped interviews, only live ones that can't be edited down


 

Federal Prosecutors: Boston Bomber Tsarnaev ‘Decided To Place His Bomb Right Behind A Row of Children’


After detonating the bomb near the finish line,  Tsarnaev went to the store to buy milk


Boston Herald
Federal prosecutors today kicked off the long-awaited trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with a devastating chronology of his alleged actions on the day of the bombings that killed three and wounded 260 — as defense attorneys freely admitted “it was him.”

“He decided to place his bomb right behind a row of children... one of them was Martin Richard,” federal prosecutor William Weinreb said during opening statements at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston. “When he was a safe distance away, he detonated his bomb ... Some bled to death on the sidewalk as the defendant ran away.”

Then, Weinreb said, Tsarnaev went to Whole Foods to buy milk. Weinreb also read aloud part of the message Tsarnaev allegedly scrawled on the inside of the boat he hid in as police scoured Watertown for him.

“He believed that killing Americans” would secure him a place in heaven, Weinreb said.

Weinreb told the jury — 12 jurors and six alternates, comprising 10 women and eight men — that bloody gloves found in Tsarnaev’s car contained the DNA of MIT police officer Sean Collier, who was executed as he sat in his police cruiser.



 

New Defense Secretary Ash Carter: It Was a ‘Mistake’ to Have ‘Blurted Out’ Mosul Military Plans


In February, CENTCOM outlined a plan to use approximately 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi and Peshmerga troops to move on the city of Mosul (this coming spring) to retake it  from an estimated 2,000 ISIS fighters. They made the plan public for some unknown reason.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter calls it a mistake.

Fox News
The new leader of America's military admitted it was a "mistake" for an officer to have "blurted out" plans for an Iraqi-led ground offensive in Mosul during a recent media briefing.

That highly unusual briefing, in which an officer revealed the U.S. wanted the Iraqis to launch the offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State in April or May, raised concerns over the level of detail provided -- and also was criticized as giving inaccurate information.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, testifying Tuesday on Capitol Hill, said the information should not have been provided, accurate or not.

"That clearly was neither accurate information, nor had it been accurate would it have been information that should be blurted out to the press," Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee. "So it's wrong on both ... scores."

Carter said it's important to be open, but "not with military secrets and not with war plans, which is the mistake here."



 

New York City Schools to Add 2 Muslim Holidays to Public School Calendar


Let's add the Muslim Day of Sacrifice to the school calendar to show how diverse we are.



CSMonitor
Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City public schools will observe two Islamic holidays, starting this year. Students will be given the day off on two Muslim holy days: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

While the mayor said the policy is being created to reflect diversity in the city, critics of the plan are quick to question whether giving students more days off from school is the best decision.

Mr. de Blasio announced the new policy early Wednesday morning on Twitter.



The addition of two Muslim holidays to the school calendar makes the NYC public school system the largest district in the country to observe the holidays, celebrated by millions of Muslims around the world


 

Chris Christie Hits a New Low In New Jersey


Chris Christie's numbers have really plummeted. He's at 4% in Iowa according to a QPoll. 5% nationally according to the latest PPP poll.  The only place where he's even close is in New Hampshire, where he's 4rd, trailing Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul (NBC/Marist)

Now he has record low approval in New Jersey--

politico reported:
Gov. Chris Christie is facing record-low approval levels among New Jersey voters, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Only 35 percent of registered voters in the Garden State say they approve of the Republican governor’s job performance in the Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind survey, compared to 51 percent who disapprove.  
Those figures mark the lowest approval and highest disapproval ratings recorded by the survey center. In January, 39 percent said they approved of his performance and 47 percent did

The poll, conducted Feb. 23-March 1, surveyed 709 registered voters in New Jersey
 

 

RNC: America Can't Trust Clinton

RNC uses clips of Chris Cuomo, Ron Fournier, Lawrence O'Donnell and others including NBC Senior Political Editor Mark Murray to blast Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account when she was SOS

Video:


 

Quinnipiac: 62% Want U.S. Troops on the Ground to Fight ISIS


62-30
 
Not even close.


newsmax
A significant majority of Americans support sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS, a new poll has found.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll, 62 percent of those surveyed believe ground troops should be sent, compared to 30 percent who are opposed.

The strong support for troops holds across all party, gender, and age group demographics, although a higher percentage of men, or 68 percent, back troop deployment compared to 57 percent of women.

The poll also found that an even larger majority of Americans are "very confident" or "somewhat confident" that the U.S. and its allies will defeat ISIS. Specifically, 69 percent of Americans say they will.

Just 39 percent of voters are concerned that American military action will go "too far" in its involvement in the situation, but a majority of voters, or 53 percent, are concerned that the military "will not go far enough in stopping ISIS."

And 64 percent, compared to 23 percent, say Congress should grant the authorization for the use of military force as was requested by the president.




 

Krauthammer: It's As If the Clintons Are Entitled To Their Own Rules



Foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation and now using her own private email while she is Secretary of State.

This is a pattern. Charles calls it 'Clintonian'...



 

Benghazi Committee Says Hillary Clinton Used Multiple Personal Email Accounts At State Dept.

The New York Times first reported Monday night that Clinton used a private, personal email address for official State Department business - creating a potential violation of federal rules that mandate correspondences be retained.

She may have had more than one...


politico
The House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi will issue new requests to Hillary Clinton for emails from multiple personal accounts she used during her tenure as secretary of state.

Chairman Trey Gowdy told reporters on Tuesday that lawyers for the Benghazi Committee would be issuing the new requests - which he didn’t rule out could come in the form of subpoenas - to Clinton and her email providers in the coming weeks.

“It was not as if she had both an official and a private email account. She did not use personal email in addition to government email. She used personal email in lieu of government email,” Gowdy said. “And she had more than one private email account.”

“The State Department cannot certify that have produced all of former Secretary Clinton’s emails because they do not have all of former Secretary Clinton’s emails nor do they control access to them,” he said.
  
Now there are reports that Clinton top aides Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin also used secret email accounts at State Department

 

Chris Matthews: Netanyahu Walked In Today And Tried to Takeover U.S. Foriegn Policy



MSNBC’s Chris Matthews saw a nefarious aim behind Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, claiming his discussion on the Iranian nuclear talks represented nothing less than a “takeover attempt” by a foreign leader.

“Let me get to the heart of this now,” he told host Thomas Roberts. “This man, from a foreign government, walked into the United States legislative chamber and tried to take over U.S. foreign policy.” “Mm-hmm,” Roberts said approvingly.

“He said, ‘You should trust me, not your president, on this,’” Matthews continued. “‘I am the man you should trust, I am your true leader on this question of geopolitics.’”

via NRO


 

Dem Congressman: This Was a Speech Was Straight Out of the Dick Cheney Playbook...I Resented the Condescending Tone From Netanyahu

Following the Netanyahu Address to congress, Dems had a press conference and made sure they brought their White House talking points. First up was Democrat John Yarmuth. He took multiple cheap shots at PM Netanyahu.

Awful. Watch the remarks moments ago: