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CNN: White House Pressured Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel to Speed Up GITMO Detainee Transfers

Video: Hagel in his own words to CNN--

Barbara Starr says to Wolf Blitzer following her interview of Hagel, "he has never been this publicly candid about this pressure from the White House"

Washington (CNN)—White House officials pressured Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to increase the pace of detainee transfers from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, the outgoing secretary acknowledged to CNN's Barbara Starr in an interview Friday.

Those comments come just one day after reports surfaced that a Guantanamo detainee released as part of the deal that freed American POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may have sought to return to militant activity.

"Not everyone at the White House has agreed with me," said Hagel of his methodology for deciding on detainee releases.

The outgoing secretary also said the United States could find it necessary to send noncombat troops to the front lines in Iraq to help Iraqi troops in their fight against ISIS.


 

Super Bowl Tickets Still Available...It Will Cost You



The price?

With one day to go before Super Bowl XLIX Sunday Feb 1st at the University of Phoenix Stadium, tickets on Stub Hub start at $9,665 and go up, way up from there to a whopping $29,000 for Lower Sideline

Parking will cost you a cool $81


more here at  Stub Hub


 

Special Report Candidate Casino: Jonah Goldberg- $45 on Scott Walker, Juan Williams- $50 on Jeb Bush, Krauthammer- $40 on Marco Rubio


If you had $100 in casino chips and you had to bet on who would become the Republican nominee, who would you put your money on?

On Special Report tonight, all three- Krauthammer, Juan Williams and Jonah Goldberg agree that Scott Walker's stock has risen since the Iowa Freedom Summit.

Watch the video-



 

Jordan To ISIS: 'Kill Our Pilot and We'll Execute ALL Your Prisoners'

Jordan 'warns it will fast-track executions in retaliation for ISIS bloodshed'
The deadline for the prisoner swap has passed and Jordan says it is still waiting for proof that captured F-16 pilot is alive



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Jordan has threatened to fast-track the execution of a would-be suicide bomber the Islamic State is trying to free if the terror group kills its captured pilot, it was reported today.

The government has apparently warned that Sajida al-Rishawi and other jailed ISIS commanders would be 'quickly judged and sentenced' in revenge for Muath al-Kaseasbeh's death.

It comes after a deadline for a possible prisoner swap allegedly set by ISIS passed yesterday with no clue over the fate of al-Kaseasbeh or fellow Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

Intelligence sources said ISIS's refusal to prove that al-Kaseasbeh was alive meant any deal with the militants was doomed. Now Jordan has reportedly stepped up its rhetoric by warning of its intent to retaliate if the negotiations end in bloodshed.

Elijah Magnier, chief international correspondent for Kuwait's Al Rai newspaper, told MailOnline: 'I have reliable contact in the Jordanian government who says a message has been passed to ISIS.

'It warns that if they kill the pilot they will implement the death sentences for Sajida and other ISIS prisoners as soon as possible.


 

Biden: 'The Past Six Years Have Been Really, Really Hard For This Country'

Who has been president for the last 6 years?

Biden was speaking at the House Democratic Caucus retreat in Philadelphia


 

Video Captures Man Running Down 7-Months Pregnant Girlfriend With Car


Incredibly, the woman suffered only minor injuries


PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- Video captured the moment police say a Florida man hit his pregnant girlfriend with his car earlier this week.

Pasco County deputies arrested Justin Lee Colby, 33, late Monday night after he allegedly struck Crystal Lynn Noordhuizen, 32, while behind the wheel of his 2006 Dodge Charger.

Police say the two had a fight earlier in the day. They say Noordhuizen, who is 7-months pregnant, left her home to avoid a confrontation and was waiting on the side of the road for a ride to pick her up.

Noordhuizen told deputies Colby called her and asked if she was ready for her abortion date. She said Colby then drove onto the grass shoulder, hitting her



 

Philly Local Radio Host Release Video of Chris Christie Falling Off a Chair


This is being called a 'revenge' video according to the report

ABC News
A Philadelphia sports talk station has released previously unseen video from its studio of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie falling on the floor.

He walks into the studio and the chair he is supposed to sit in seems to roll back before he falls.

The radio station, SportsRadio 94WIP, released the video now as revenge after the show's host, Angelo Cataldi, who lives in New Jersey, said he was "appalled" at Christie's recent decision to root for the Dallas Cowboys in Jerry Jones' box.

Video -

 

State Dept's Jen Psaki Refuses To Say If Taliban Attack On Americans Is A Terrorist Attack

'I'm not gonna put new labels on it today'

This is today at the State Dept. press briefing




 

Video-- Thieves Storm Calgary Casino, Steal ATM Machine

Dumbest criminal of the day award:
A Pair of Canadian thieves in Calgary, Alberta broke into a casino Wednesday and headed straight for the ATM inside. Little did they know, the machine had been emptied earlier in the day

Video- Thieves get away with nothing-



 

Mitt Romney Won't Run in 2016



The Fox News poll released yesterday had a 'without Romney in the race' question on who Republican voters would you choose for Prez in 2016--

This survey put Jeb in the lead with 15%


washingtonpost reported:
Mitt Romney told supporters Friday that he would not run for president in 2016, ending three weeks of public speculation and sparing the Republican Party a potentially bruising nominating battle between its past nominee and its rising stars.

“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney said in a statement he read to supporters on a conference call Friday morning.

Romney said that he had enough support from potential donors to be “more than competitive” and that the positive reaction he heard from Republican activists was “surprising and heartening.” He noted that he had been leading in recent public polls.

“I am convinced that we could win the nomination, but fully realize it would have been difficult test and a hard fight,” Romney said.

AP Video report--


 

Andrea Mitchell: White House 'Furious' Netanyahu Speaking to Congress


Emperor Obama angry that Boehner didn't consult him first. 

newsbusters reported:
On her Thursday MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell was aghast at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreeing to speak before a joint session of Congress during an upcoming U.S. visit without consulting the Obama administration:

"The White House is furious, furious at Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and also a little bit angry at Speaker Boehner for inviting Netanyahu to speak before Congress, to a joint meeting of Congress without even consulting the administration – protocol would dictate that."

Mitchell continued: "House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi even called Netanyahu to pass him the message that this is a really bad idea." A soundbite followed of Pelosi fretting over such an invitation: "That it should...be extended two weeks before an election in a country without collaboration of the leaders of Congress and without collaboration with the White House is not appropriate."




 

Poll: Only 19% Say They Are Financially Better Off Since Barack Obama Became President



Fox News Poll
7. Are you and your family better off financially than you were when Barack Obama became president, worse off financially or about the same?





 

Flashback Joe Biden 2011: The Taliban is Not Our Enemy


It's not just the White House Press Secretaries...


ABC News 12/19/2011
In interview with Newsweek/Daily Beast, Vice President Biden asserted that “the Taliban per se is not our enemy.”

The ongoing reconciliation process has long included bringing in forces who have taken up arms against the U.S. and against the Afghan government, but Biden might face criticism for stating that as an organization the Taliban is not the enemy of the U.S., when its leadership and members have devoted so much time, resources and energy towards killing American soldiers.

Republicans are already circulating the quote, noting that U.S. forces are still killing, and being killed by, Taliban fighters, trying to figure out how to use the quote given the reality that any peace in Afghanistan will by necessity likely need to include a brokered peace with Taliban forces.

The interview was conducted by Les Gelb, with whom Biden authored the so-called “soft partition” plan to divide Iraq into three semi-autonomous regions: Sunni, Shi’a and Kurd.

In the wide-ranging interview, Biden talks about how Pakistan was able to live with a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, which the U.S. would have been able to do had the Taliban stopped harboring al Qaeda

"Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That's critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy"
-Joe Biden, December 19th, 2011