On ABC 'This Week' yesterday, Mark Halperin believes there are 4 factors that will make Jeb Bush the nominee
In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State.
One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions of Bush’s remarks. He proceeded to explain why Obama was placing the U.S. in "retreat" around the world.
...Bush then went into a detailed criticism of Obama’s policies in fighting the Islamic State and dealing with the chaos in Iraq. On Obama’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops in Iraq at the end of 2011, he quoted Senator Lindsey Graham calling it a “strategic blunder.” Bush signed an agreement with the Iraqi government to withdraw those troops, but the idea had been to negotiate a new status of forces agreement to keep U.S. forces there past 2011. The Obama administration tried and failed to negotiate such an agreement
Obama promised to degrade and destroy Islamic State's forces but then didn’t develop a strategy to complete the mission, Bush said. He said that if you have a military goal and you mean it, “you call in your military and say ‘What’s your plan?’ ” He indirectly touted his own decision to surge troops to Iraq in 2007, by saying, “When the plan wasn’t working in Iraq, we changed.”
“In order to be an effective president ... when you say something you have to mean it,” he said. “You gotta kill em.”
SANTA ANA, CA-- KABC — An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save.
Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton met recently in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported Sunday.
"I hoped that someday I would see him again," Buelna said.
Buelna was on duty in November 1989 when he heard a faint sound coming from a trash bin. Buelna started shifting through the trash and discovered a baby, his umbilical cord still attached.
Barton said he was "blessed with a great family" who raised him. In their meeting with Buelna, Barton's adoptive father, Daniel Fernandez, expressed his gratitude toward the officer.
"I had the opportunity to shake his hand and look in his eyes and say, 'Thank you for saving his life,' " Fernandez said.
KCBS-TV reports that news of the reunion led Barton's biological father to come forward. The two met Sunday
According to Jana Winter at The Intercept, who reviewed the warning, the notice was released by TSA’s Transportation Security Operations Center.
A source told The Intercept the warning was broad, without any particular details referencing the kind of attack or where it may happen.
Airports in the Los Angeles area and other parts of Southern California pumped up their security as a result of the issued threat warning, NBC News reports. Threats of violence against uniformed personnel is a central focus of concern.
Over the last few months, we have made a number of security adjustments, including enhanced screening at select overseas airports and increasing random searches of passengers and carry-on luggage on flights inbound to the U.S., reflecting an evolving threat picture,” A DHS spokesman told NBC.
President Ronald Reagan is one of the most famous Americans of the 20th century. Between his acting career and his eight years as president, you would think that his face would be instantly recognizable to anyone with even a basic knowledge of recent American history.
You would think.
As it turns out, a lot of college students at the University of Maryland had absolutely no clue who Reagan was when they were shown a picture of America's 40th president. (via MRCTV Dan Joseph)