Adam Kemp The Oklahoman
via Stars and Stripes
Former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna stepped out of a van Friday morning just outside the walls of the U.S. Discplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, having just served five years for killing an Iraqi.
His longtime girlfriend, Shannon Wahl, sprinted towards him, nearly knocking Behenna over.
Dressed in an orange hoodie, his head shaved and sporting a short, trimmed beard, Behenna was soon surrounded by his family. They hugged, gathered in a small circle and prayed before quickly leaving. They stopped a short distance later at a community center, where Behenna sat down for an exclusive interview with The Oklahoman.
“It’s overwhelming; I can’t put into words what today means,” Behenna said. “I can’t wait to get home.”
Behenna, 30, is returning to Edmond, Okla., with his family in hopes of picking up his life where he left off.
Behenna won parole Feb. 12 after serving a third of a 15-year sentence, convicted in 2009 of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone…
Since the 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, not a single person has been arrested or killed for their murders. Further, not one State Department or Defense Department employee has been fired as a result of the failures leading up to the attack, which included a major failure to provide adequate security to the compound. Security was repeatedly requested and denied by people working in Benghazi leading up to the 9/11 attack.
So why no consequences? It turns out the investigation into what happened in Benghazi is pretty much nonexistent.
American personnel on the ground in Benghazi the night of the 2012 terror attack are outraged after learning that the CIA’s inspector general never conducted an investigation into what happened — despite two CIA workers being killed in the attack and despite at least two complaints being filed by CIA employees…
…Many in the agency were told, or were under the impression, that an investigation was in the works, but that is not the case…
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says there’s one thing wrong with posters that have popped up around Los Angeles showing his head on a bare-chested body with ripped muscles, heavy tattoos, and dangling a cigarette from his mouth like a latter-day James Dean.
“Saw this, but noticed an error. So I wanted to make one thing clear: I don’t smoke cigarettes,” the Republican tweeted Saturday morning from his verified Twitter account.
This week, the posters were plastered around town, declaring the freshman Republican senator is in town to speak at the Beverly Hilton for the “So-Cal ‘Blacklisted and Loving It Tour’.”…
The article continues at Newsmax.
D.C. super lawyer Cleta Mitchell fired back Friday evening at reports that Sen. Mike Lee has gotten tangled up in a corruption probe along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
“I think this is a smear,” Mitchell told Newsmax, “and you can quote me on that. I think this is a smear. Mike Lee is as honest as the day is long.”
A well-known figure in conservative politics, Mitchell advised Lee on the short-sale of his former Alpine, Utah home. That transaction is at the center of what she sees as a transparent attempt to impugn Lee’s reputation…
This is where we stand after five days of intrigue and frenzy created by a person claiming to be Tyson F. Jackson, who claimed that a “Connecticut Peace Officers’ Association” had written an open letter containing the signatures of 250 police officers who promised not to enforce Connecticut’s new draconian gun and magazine control laws.
Tyson F. Jackson apparently does not exit. The Examiner, thus, issues a correction and retraction of that part of the original article that treated the fictitious character as a real person.
Further, there is no Connecticut Peace Officers Association. Again, the Examiner issues a correction and retraction of that part of the original article that cited the fictitious association as a real entity.
And then there is therefore no open letter containing 250 names of officers who belong to this bogus organization. No law enforcement group as an organization has released such a letter that bears the official stamp of approval of the organization itself. Thus, the part of the original story that cited the letter as factual is now corrected and retracted by the Examiner.
The rest of the original story contains factual information.
We apologize for the errors that were reported in good faith, believing that the claims were true. Our sincere apologies go to those who trusted the article and passed it along to others. It was never, ever our intention to mislead or to convey false information.
So, who sent this fictitious letter to attorney and gun rights activist David Hardy, and why did they send it?…
Hatred for Charles and David Koch is now so pervasive among the far-left that unions are actually protesting a hospital that committed the cardinal sin of accepting a $100 million donation from the infamous billionaires–even though the money will likely create jobs for unionized employees of the hospital.
The donation, made by businessman and philanthropist David Koch, is the largest in the New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s history, and will be used to build a new wing at the facility, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
The Free Beacon’s Andrew Stiles pointed out that the donation “will presumably create a fair number of new nursing jobs.”
That made little difference to the New York State Nurses’ Association, who joined the SEIU and the NAACP in protesting both outside the hospital and outside David Koch’s apartment . Union protesters argued that the money should be returned–even if it helps unionized workers–because, well, it’s Koch money…
Here is our poor excuse for a Senate Majority Leader – Democrat Harry Reid – railing against the “Koch Brothers” once again on the Senate Floor.
Whether Harry Reid likes it or not, the Koch Brothers have the right of free speech, and the right to support any candidate or cause they want. It just yanks his chain that the Koch Brothers are Conservatives, and are not afraid to support what they believe in…
In a speech about getting aid money to Ukraine, Ted Cruz hit back at Harry Reid on the Senate floor a few moments ago for Reid’s attack on the Koch brothers today, noting the Koch brothers don’t have the privilege to come to the Senate and defend themselves. So Cruz defended them, telling Reid it’s not his place to attack private citizens. He also noted the hypocrisy of Reid, attacking the Koch brothers while not mentioning the billionaire who has pledged to give money to Democrats to get Climate Change laws passed.