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On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that the National Center for Public Policy was expected to take over the role of the embattled American Legislative Exchange Council.

Liberal and progressive groups have waged a successful campaign against ALEC, which drafts corporation-friendly “model” legislation for state lawmakers. The little-known but influential organization has been a driving force behind voter ID laws, so-called “stand your ground” laws, business-friendly tort reforms, Arizona’s controversial immigration law, and efforts to privatize public education.

But as corporate members of ALEC continue to leave the organization, the National Center for Public Policy has stepped up to the plate. The organization announced it was launching a “Voter Identification Task Force” after ALEC disbanded its Public Safety and Elections task force.

“Corporate money has always wormed its way into politics,” Maddow said. “Guys like Jack Abramoff and Tom Delay and Ralph Reed and Tony Rudy made a transfixing illegal art form out of doing that.”

GE's Jeffrey Immelt roped into Clinton cash scandal

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt

Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, outright refused at a recent shareholders’ session to explain the coincidental timing between his philanthropy’s cash donation to the Clinton Foundation and his company’s subsequent receipt of a lucrative State Department contract.

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Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, asked Immelt at the Oklahoma City gathering: “While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton lobbied foreign governments on behalf of companies including General Electric at a time when those companies were making donations to the Clinton Foundation. In late 2012, for example, Clinton urged the Algerian government to award a power plant contract to GE. GE contributed to the Clinton Foundation. Then in 2013, Algeria awarded the power plant contract to GE. By donating to the Clinton Foundation while receiving a huge favor from the secretary of state … [was GE exposed] to the risk of being charged with honest services fraud?”

Danhof then asked Immelt if he would make public all of GE’s written communications with the State Department during that time frame. And Immelt’s reply?

No, he said, NCPPR reported.

“That’s not something we would do,” he said.

Danhof, in a written statement, expressed dissatisfaction with Immelt’s reply.

“There is no evidence that GE did anything wrong – but that’s the point, there is no evidence, period,” he said. “When one of the world’s most powerful companies teams with the secretary of state and the end result is a massive donation going one way and a multi-billion foreign contract coming back the other way, the company’s investors are right to ask questions. … It is disappointing to see Immelt put GE in the same boat as Mrs. Clinton in hiding the company’s communications from public view.”

Danhof also specified he did not blindside Immelt at the meeting – that he actually gave the CEO an advance copy of the question.

“[That] means Immelt’s choice to keep these communications hidden was a calculated one,” he said. “That raises the specter of suspicion on GE’s dealings with the Clinton Foundation even more. Presumably if the company has nothing to hide, it wouldn’t hide anything.”

Clinton is facing a wide media scrutiny for the coincidental timing of cash donations to the Clinton Foundation and political favors from the State Department she headed.

The New York Times reported Thursday on an alleged link between Russian donations to Bill Clinton’s many charitable organizations and Hillary Clinton’s approval of a deal giving Russia control of one-fifth of uranium mine production in the United States.

The soon-to-be-released “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” reportedly details plenty of other instances of the Clinton Foundation’s receipt of money, and the former secretary of state’s coincidental granting of political requests.

And now reports have surfaced indicating several of the Clinton family charities may have filed inaccurately with the Internal Revenue Service. Reuters initially found the charities filed in error in the section where they’re supposed to report donations from governments, and in response, the organizations are planning to refile.

It’s not clear yet if the Clinton Foundation is going to be included among that list of refiling agencies, Reuters reported.

In the meantime, another report from the Washington Examiner reveals that under Clinton’s secretary of state leadership, 22 of the 37 corporations recommended for one of the agency’s most prestigious State Department award were donors to the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, six of the eight that were ultimately chosen from the 37 nominations were donors to this same foundation.

Clinton’s presidential campaign has been bogged down a bit by the recent revelations, with polls showing she has a real trust issue with the American people.

Danhof, for his part, said he only raised the issue with Immelt out of concern for GE shareholders.

“The company’s actions are really the focus here, not Mrs. Clinton’s,” he said, in his written statement. “Lobbyists have been imprisoned under honest services fraud for far less than the sum that changed hands between GE and the Clinton Foundation.”

The Wall Street Journal listed the GE donations to a health partnership with the Clinton Foundation between $500,000 and $1 million.

“Clinton’s subsequent actions helped GE obtain a contact with the Algerian government to supply turbines for six power plants to the tune of $1.9 billion,” he said.

 


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GE’s Jeffrey Immelt roped into Clinton cash scandal

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt

Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, outright refused at a recent shareholders’ session to explain the coincidental timing between his philanthropy’s cash donation to the Clinton Foundation and his company’s subsequent receipt of a lucrative State Department contract.

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Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, asked Immelt at the Oklahoma City gathering: “While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton lobbied foreign governments on behalf of companies including General Electric at a time when those companies were making donations to the Clinton Foundation. In late 2012, for example, Clinton urged the Algerian government to award a power plant contract to GE. GE contributed to the Clinton Foundation. Then in 2013, Algeria awarded the power plant contract to GE. By donating to the Clinton Foundation while receiving a huge favor from the secretary of state … [was GE exposed] to the risk of being charged with honest services fraud?”

Danhof then asked Immelt if he would make public all of GE’s written communications with the State Department during that time frame. And Immelt’s reply?

No, he said, NCPPR reported.

“That’s not something we would do,” he said.

Danhof, in a written statement, expressed dissatisfaction with Immelt’s reply.

“There is no evidence that GE did anything wrong – but that’s the point, there is no evidence, period,” he said. “When one of the world’s most powerful companies teams with the secretary of state and the end result is a massive donation going one way and a multi-billion foreign contract coming back the other way, the company’s investors are right to ask questions. … It is disappointing to see Immelt put GE in the same boat as Mrs. Clinton in hiding the company’s communications from public view.”

Danhof also specified he did not blindside Immelt at the meeting – that he actually gave the CEO an advance copy of the question.

“[That] means Immelt’s choice to keep these communications hidden was a calculated one,” he said. “That raises the specter of suspicion on GE’s dealings with the Clinton Foundation even more. Presumably if the company has nothing to hide, it wouldn’t hide anything.”

Clinton is facing a wide media scrutiny for the coincidental timing of cash donations to the Clinton Foundation and political favors from the State Department she headed.

The New York Times reported Thursday on an alleged link between Russian donations to Bill Clinton’s many charitable organizations and Hillary Clinton’s approval of a deal giving Russia control of one-fifth of uranium mine production in the United States.

The soon-to-be-released “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” reportedly details plenty of other instances of the Clinton Foundation’s receipt of money, and the former secretary of state’s coincidental granting of political requests.

And now reports have surfaced indicating several of the Clinton family charities may have filed inaccurately with the Internal Revenue Service. Reuters initially found the charities filed in error in the section where they’re supposed to report donations from governments, and in response, the organizations are planning to refile.

It’s not clear yet if the Clinton Foundation is going to be included among that list of refiling agencies, Reuters reported.

In the meantime, another report from the Washington Examiner reveals that under Clinton’s secretary of state leadership, 22 of the 37 corporations recommended for one of the agency’s most prestigious State Department award were donors to the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, six of the eight that were ultimately chosen from the 37 nominations were donors to this same foundation.

Clinton’s presidential campaign has been bogged down a bit by the recent revelations, with polls showing she has a real trust issue with the American people.

Danhof, for his part, said he only raised the issue with Immelt out of concern for GE shareholders.

“The company’s actions are really the focus here, not Mrs. Clinton’s,” he said, in his written statement. “Lobbyists have been imprisoned under honest services fraud for far less than the sum that changed hands between GE and the Clinton Foundation.”

The Wall Street Journal listed the GE donations to a health partnership with the Clinton Foundation between $500,000 and $1 million.

“Clinton’s subsequent actions helped GE obtain a contact with the Algerian government to supply turbines for six power plants to the tune of $1.9 billion,” he said.

 


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GE's Jeffrey Immelt roped into Clinton cash scandal

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt

Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, outright refused at a recent shareholders’ session to explain the coincidental timing between his philanthropy’s cash donation to the Clinton Foundation and his company’s subsequent receipt of a lucrative State Department contract.

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Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, asked Immelt at the Oklahoma City gathering: “While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton lobbied foreign governments on behalf of companies including General Electric at a time when those companies were making donations to the Clinton Foundation. In late 2012, for example, Clinton urged the Algerian government to award a power plant contract to GE. GE contributed to the Clinton Foundation. Then in 2013, Algeria awarded the power plant contract to GE. By donating to the Clinton Foundation while receiving a huge favor from the secretary of state … [was GE exposed] to the risk of being charged with honest services fraud?”

Danhof then asked Immelt if he would make public all of GE’s written communications with the State Department during that time frame. And Immelt’s reply?

No, he said, NCPPR reported.

“That’s not something we would do,” he said.

Danhof, in a written statement, expressed dissatisfaction with Immelt’s reply.

“There is no evidence that GE did anything wrong – but that’s the point, there is no evidence, period,” he said. “When one of the world’s most powerful companies teams with the secretary of state and the end result is a massive donation going one way and a multi-billion foreign contract coming back the other way, the company’s investors are right to ask questions. … It is disappointing to see Immelt put GE in the same boat as Mrs. Clinton in hiding the company’s communications from public view.”

Danhof also specified he did not blindside Immelt at the meeting – that he actually gave the CEO an advance copy of the question.

“[That] means Immelt’s choice to keep these communications hidden was a calculated one,” he said. “That raises the specter of suspicion on GE’s dealings with the Clinton Foundation even more. Presumably if the company has nothing to hide, it wouldn’t hide anything.”

Clinton is facing a wide media scrutiny for the coincidental timing of cash donations to the Clinton Foundation and political favors from the State Department she headed.

The New York Times reported Thursday on an alleged link between Russian donations to Bill Clinton’s many charitable organizations and Hillary Clinton’s approval of a deal giving Russia control of one-fifth of uranium mine production in the United States.

The soon-to-be-released “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” reportedly details plenty of other instances of the Clinton Foundation’s receipt of money, and the former secretary of state’s coincidental granting of political requests.

And now reports have surfaced indicating several of the Clinton family charities may have filed inaccurately with the Internal Revenue Service. Reuters initially found the charities filed in error in the section where they’re supposed to report donations from governments, and in response, the organizations are planning to refile.

It’s not clear yet if the Clinton Foundation is going to be included among that list of refiling agencies, Reuters reported.

In the meantime, another report from the Washington Examiner reveals that under Clinton’s secretary of state leadership, 22 of the 37 corporations recommended for one of the agency’s most prestigious State Department award were donors to the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, six of the eight that were ultimately chosen from the 37 nominations were donors to this same foundation.

Clinton’s presidential campaign has been bogged down a bit by the recent revelations, with polls showing she has a real trust issue with the American people.

Danhof, for his part, said he only raised the issue with Immelt out of concern for GE shareholders.

“The company’s actions are really the focus here, not Mrs. Clinton’s,” he said, in his written statement. “Lobbyists have been imprisoned under honest services fraud for far less than the sum that changed hands between GE and the Clinton Foundation.”

The Wall Street Journal listed the GE donations to a health partnership with the Clinton Foundation between $500,000 and $1 million.

“Clinton’s subsequent actions helped GE obtain a contact with the Algerian government to supply turbines for six power plants to the tune of $1.9 billion,” he said.


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GE's Jeffrey Immelt roped into Clinton cash scandal

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt

Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, outright refused at a recent shareholders’ session to explain the coincidental timing between his philanthropy’s cash donation to the Clinton Foundation and his company’s subsequent receipt of a lucrative State Department contract.

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Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, asked Immelt at the Oklahoma City gathering: “While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton lobbied foreign governments on behalf of companies including General Electric at a time when those companies were making donations to the Clinton Foundation. In late 2012, for example, Clinton urged the Algerian government to award a power plant contract to GE. GE contributed to the Clinton Foundation. Then in 2013, Algeria awarded the power plant contract to GE. By donating to the Clinton Foundation while receiving a huge favor from the secretary of state … [was GE exposed] to the risk of being charged with honest services fraud?”

Danhof then asked Immelt if he would make public all of GE’s written communications with the State Department during that time frame. And Immelt’s reply?

No, he said, NCPPR reported.

“That’s not something we would do,” he said.

Danhof, in a written statement, expressed dissatisfaction with Immelt’s reply.

“There is no evidence that GE did anything wrong – but that’s the point, there is no evidence, period,” he said. “When one of the world’s most powerful companies teams with the secretary of state and the end result is a massive donation going one way and a multi-billion foreign contract coming back the other way, the company’s investors are right to ask questions. … It is disappointing to see Immelt put GE in the same boat as Mrs. Clinton in hiding the company’s communications from public view.”

Danhof also specified he did not blindside Immelt at the meeting – that he actually gave the CEO an advance copy of the question.

“[That] means Immelt’s choice to keep these communications hidden was a calculated one,” he said. “That raises the specter of suspicion on GE’s dealings with the Clinton Foundation even more. Presumably if the company has nothing to hide, it wouldn’t hide anything.”

Clinton is facing a wide media scrutiny for the coincidental timing of cash donations to the Clinton Foundation and political favors from the State Department she headed.

The New York Times reported Thursday on an alleged link between Russian donations to Bill Clinton’s many charitable organizations and Hillary Clinton’s approval of a deal giving Russia control of one-fifth of uranium mine production in the United States.

The soon-to-be-released “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” reportedly details plenty of other instances of the Clinton Foundation’s receipt of money, and the former secretary of state’s coincidental granting of political requests.

And now reports have surfaced indicating several of the Clinton family charities may have filed inaccurately with the Internal Revenue Service. Reuters initially found the charities filed in error in the section where they’re supposed to report donations from governments, and in response, the organizations are planning to refile.

It’s not clear yet if the Clinton Foundation is going to be included among that list of refiling agencies, Reuters reported.

In the meantime, another report from the Washington Examiner reveals that under Clinton’s secretary of state leadership, 22 of the 37 corporations recommended for one of the agency’s most prestigious State Department award were donors to the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, six of the eight that were ultimately chosen from the 37 nominations were donors to this same foundation.

Clinton’s presidential campaign has been bogged down a bit by the recent revelations, with polls showing she has a real trust issue with the American people.

Danhof, for his part, said he only raised the issue with Immelt out of concern for GE shareholders.

“The company’s actions are really the focus here, not Mrs. Clinton’s,” he said, in his written statement. “Lobbyists have been imprisoned under honest services fraud for far less than the sum that changed hands between GE and the Clinton Foundation.”

The Wall Street Journal listed the GE donations to a health partnership with the Clinton Foundation between $500,000 and $1 million.

“Clinton’s subsequent actions helped GE obtain a contact with the Algerian government to supply turbines for six power plants to the tune of $1.9 billion,” he said.

 

The blistering drought that has Californians timing their showers, driving dirty cars and staring at brown lawns and empty swimming pools is a “man-made disaster,” according to critics, who say the Golden State’s misguided environmental policies allow much-needed freshwater to flow straight into the Pacific.

In an average year, California gets enough snow and rain to put 200 million acres under a foot of water, but environmental opposition to dams over the last several decades has allowed the majority of the freshwater to flow into the ocean, even as the state’s population exploded to nearly 40 million people. The current drought has left farms parched and residents under strict water consumption orders, but some say it didn’t have to be that way.

“This is a man-made disaster,” said Bonner Cohen, senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research. “Southern California is an arid part of the world where droughts – even severe droughts – are commonplace, and knowing this, you’d think the government of California would have included this mathematical certainty in its disaster preparedness planning, but the government has done nothing, not even store rain, as the population has continued to grow.“

GE’s Jeffrey Immelt roped into Clinton cash scandal

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt

Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, outright refused at a recent shareholders’ session to explain the coincidental timing between his philanthropy’s cash donation to the Clinton Foundation and his company’s subsequent receipt of a lucrative State Department contract.

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Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, asked Immelt at the Oklahoma City gathering: “While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton lobbied foreign governments on behalf of companies including General Electric at a time when those companies were making donations to the Clinton Foundation. In late 2012, for example, Clinton urged the Algerian government to award a power plant contract to GE. GE contributed to the Clinton Foundation. Then in 2013, Algeria awarded the power plant contract to GE. By donating to the Clinton Foundation while receiving a huge favor from the secretary of state … [was GE exposed] to the risk of being charged with honest services fraud?”

Danhof then asked Immelt if he would make public all of GE’s written communications with the State Department during that time frame. And Immelt’s reply?

No, he said, NCPPR reported.

“That’s not something we would do,” he said.

Danhof, in a written statement, expressed dissatisfaction with Immelt’s reply.

“There is no evidence that GE did anything wrong – but that’s the point, there is no evidence, period,” he said. “When one of the world’s most powerful companies teams with the secretary of state and the end result is a massive donation going one way and a multi-billion foreign contract coming back the other way, the company’s investors are right to ask questions. … It is disappointing to see Immelt put GE in the same boat as Mrs. Clinton in hiding the company’s communications from public view.”

Danhof also specified he did not blindside Immelt at the meeting – that he actually gave the CEO an advance copy of the question.

“[That] means Immelt’s choice to keep these communications hidden was a calculated one,” he said. “That raises the specter of suspicion on GE’s dealings with the Clinton Foundation even more. Presumably if the company has nothing to hide, it wouldn’t hide anything.”

Clinton is facing a wide media scrutiny for the coincidental timing of cash donations to the Clinton Foundation and political favors from the State Department she headed.

The New York Times reported Thursday on an alleged link between Russian donations to Bill Clinton’s many charitable organizations and Hillary Clinton’s approval of a deal giving Russia control of one-fifth of uranium mine production in the United States.

The soon-to-be-released “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” reportedly details plenty of other instances of the Clinton Foundation’s receipt of money, and the former secretary of state’s coincidental granting of political requests.

And now reports have surfaced indicating several of the Clinton family charities may have filed inaccurately with the Internal Revenue Service. Reuters initially found the charities filed in error in the section where they’re supposed to report donations from governments, and in response, the organizations are planning to refile.

It’s not clear yet if the Clinton Foundation is going to be included among that list of refiling agencies, Reuters reported.

In the meantime, another report from the Washington Examiner reveals that under Clinton’s secretary of state leadership, 22 of the 37 corporations recommended for one of the agency’s most prestigious State Department award were donors to the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, six of the eight that were ultimately chosen from the 37 nominations were donors to this same foundation.

Clinton’s presidential campaign has been bogged down a bit by the recent revelations, with polls showing she has a real trust issue with the American people.

Danhof, for his part, said he only raised the issue with Immelt out of concern for GE shareholders.

“The company’s actions are really the focus here, not Mrs. Clinton’s,” he said, in his written statement. “Lobbyists have been imprisoned under honest services fraud for far less than the sum that changed hands between GE and the Clinton Foundation.”

The Wall Street Journal listed the GE donations to a health partnership with the Clinton Foundation between $500,000 and $1 million.

“Clinton’s subsequent actions helped GE obtain a contact with the Algerian government to supply turbines for six power plants to the tune of $1.9 billion,” he said.

 


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Obama's Iranian-born adviser 'architect' of deal?

President Obama and Valerie Jarrett

NEW YORK – Critics of the Obama administration’s diplomatic clash with Israel and tilt toward Iran, resulting in a nuclear “framework agreement” to be finalized by the end of June, have pointed to the influence of top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, who was born in Iran.

Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush, spotlighted Jarrett’s influence in a Fox News interview in February.

“There are many who are now saying that [Jarrett] is really the architect of this non-treaty with the Iranians,” he said, “which ultimately will result in the Iranians having a nuclear program, and America having to accept a nuclear-armed Iran.”

Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, noted in a 2011 National Review article Jarrett was born and raised in Iran for the first five years of her life.

“In explaining how she first grew close to Obama, Jarrett says they traded stories of their youthful travels,” he wrote.

Kurtz said Jarrett has affirmed that she and Obama “reject traditional American exceptionalism.”

“One hallmark of America’s exceptionalist perspective, of course, is our unique alliance with a democratic Israel, even in the face of intense criticism of that alliance from much of the rest of the world,” Kurtz commented.

Kurtz cited Obama biographer David Remnick, who quoted Jarrett saying: “He and I shared a view of where the United States fit in the world, which is often different from the view people have who have not traveled outside the United States as young children.”

Remnick wrote that through her travels, Jarrett “felt that she had come to see the United States with a greater objectivity as one country among many, rather than as the center of all wisdom and experience.”

‘Secret talks’

Just before the 2012 presidential election, amid rumors of an “October Surprise” of secret talks between the United States and Iran, new reports suggested Jarrett might have been facilitating communication between Washington and Tehran, Fox News reported.

“Mrs. Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, and originally from Chicago, was the main and central player in behind-the-scene talks between U.S. and Iran leaders,” according to an independent Persian-language blog.

The blog said Jarrett “attempted to facilitate communication between officials on both sides.”

Officials on both sides vigorously denied the reports, Fox News said, but Jarrett’s foreign policy record offers evidence of her influence.

Jarrett allegedly urged Obama to cancel the operation to kill Osama bin Laden three times before the Navy SEALs mission May 2, 2011, according to Richard Miniter’s book “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him.”

Some observers have questioned why Jarrett receives Secret Service protection, which is very unusual for presidential aides.

“Jarrett seems to have a 24-hour, around-the-clock (security) detail, with five or six agents full time,” Democratic pollster Pat Caddell said in an interview with Breitbart.

“The media has been completely uninterested,” Caddell said. “We don’t provide security for our ambassador in Libya, but she needs a full Secret Service security detail. And nobody thinks there’s anything wrong with this.”

In November 2013, Israeli TV reported the Geneva negotiations between the P5+1 powers – the US, Britain, France, Russia, China, plus Germany – and Iran were a mere “facade,” because the terms of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program had been negotiated in talks between Jarrett and a leading Iranian nuclear official that had continued in secret for more than a year.

Israel’s Channel 10 said the Obama administration did not keep Israel fully informed on those talks.

White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan was quoted by Haaretz as saying the report, which relied on unnamed senior Israeli officials, was “absolutely, 100 percent false.”

The Channel 10 report said Jarrett led a U.S. team that met with the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, in various Gulf states.

According to Israeli TV, the secret channel marginalized Kerry and was overseen by the president.

Jarrett’s Iranian roots

Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran, to American parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman.

After receiving his medical degree at Howard University in 1943, James Bowman joined the faculty of the University of Chicago as an assistant professor of medicine in 1962, where he worked as a pathologist who helped bring national attention to the need to cure sickle cell anemia. He became the first tenured black faculty member in medicine.

In 1953, Bowman was drafted into the Army and served at the Army’s Medical Nutrition Laboratory in Denver, Colorado, as chief pathologist.

Before moving to Denver, Bowman married Barbara Taylor, the daughter of the first black Chicago Housing Authority chief, Robert Rochon Taylor. In Colorado, Barbara Taylor Bowman, who had completed a master’s degree in education at the University of Chicago, taught at Colorado Woman’s College.

According to a biography posted on the University of Chicago Hospitals website, when James Bowman’s military service ended in 1955, neither he nor his wife could tolerate “anything that smacked of segregation.”

So, the couple decided to find a position overseas, relocating to Iran where James Bowman became the chairman of pathology at Nemazee Hospital in Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran, while Barbara Bowman taught preschool and lectured in psychology and anthropology at the hospital-affiliated medical school.

On Nov. 14, 1956, Valerie Jarrett was born in Nemazee Hospital, in Shiraz, Iran.

As noted by political science professor Paul Kengor, writing in the July/August 2011 issue of the American Spectator, the Bowman family left Iran for London when Valerie was 5 years old. They eventually returned to Chicago and settled in Hyde Park.

Kengor credited Jarrett’s excellent international education as the reason as an adolescent she spoke Farsi, the national language of Iran, as well as French and English.

Noting that the New York Times dubs Jarrett as Barack Obama’s “old hometown mentor,” he observed: “Valerie would become super-close to both Obamas, and especially to Barack and his political horizons, becoming arguably his top advisor over the course of two decades.”

Kengor noted that at each step in his rise to power, “Barack paused to check the boxes with Valerie, and she opened doors and greased the skids.”

He concluded one could argue “that no other person on the planet has done more to help the Obamas get to where they are today.”

Kengor pointed out Jarrett’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, served on the Citizens’ Committee to Aid Packing-House Workers in Chicago with Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party USA member who mentored a young Barack Obama in Hawaii.


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Obama's Iranian-born adviser 'architect' of deal?

President Obama and Valerie Jarrett

NEW YORK – Critics of the Obama administration’s diplomatic clash with Israel and tilt toward Iran, resulting in a nuclear “framework agreement” to be finalized by the end of June, have pointed to the influence of top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, who was born in Iran.

Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush, spotlighted Jarrett’s influence in a Fox News interview in February.

“There are many who are now saying that [Jarrett] is really the architect of this non-treaty with the Iranians,” he said, “which ultimately will result in the Iranians having a nuclear program, and America having to accept a nuclear-armed Iran.”

Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, noted in a 2011 National Review article Jarrett was born and raised in Iran for the first five years of her life.

“In explaining how she first grew close to Obama, Jarrett says they traded stories of their youthful travels,” he wrote.

Kurtz said Jarrett has affirmed that she and Obama “reject traditional American exceptionalism.”

“One hallmark of America’s exceptionalist perspective, of course, is our unique alliance with a democratic Israel, even in the face of intense criticism of that alliance from much of the rest of the world,” Kurtz commented.

Kurtz cited Obama biographer David Remnick, who quoted Jarrett saying: “He and I shared a view of where the United States fit in the world, which is often different from the view people have who have not traveled outside the United States as young children.”

Remnick wrote that through her travels, Jarrett “felt that she had come to see the United States with a greater objectivity as one country among many, rather than as the center of all wisdom and experience.”

‘Secret talks’

Just before the 2012 presidential election, amid rumors of an “October Surprise” of secret talks between the United States and Iran, new reports suggested Jarrett might have been facilitating communication between Washington and Tehran, Fox News reported.

“Mrs. Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, and originally from Chicago, was the main and central player in behind-the-scene talks between U.S. and Iran leaders,” according to an independent Persian-language blog.

The blog said Jarrett “attempted to facilitate communication between officials on both sides.”

Officials on both sides vigorously denied the reports, Fox News said, but Jarrett’s foreign policy record offers evidence of her influence.

Jarrett allegedly urged Obama to cancel the operation to kill Osama bin Laden three times before the Navy SEALs mission May 2, 2011, according to Richard Miniter’s book “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him.”

Some observers have questioned why Jarrett receives Secret Service protection, which is very unusual for presidential aides.

“Jarrett seems to have a 24-hour, around-the-clock (security) detail, with five or six agents full time,” Democratic pollster Pat Caddell said in an interview with Breitbart.

“The media has been completely uninterested,” Caddell said. “We don’t provide security for our ambassador in Libya, but she needs a full Secret Service security detail. And nobody thinks there’s anything wrong with this.”

In November 2013, Israeli TV reported the Geneva negotiations between the P5+1 powers – the US, Britain, France, Russia, China, plus Germany – and Iran were a mere “facade,” because the terms of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program had been negotiated in talks between Jarrett and a leading Iranian nuclear official that had continued in secret for more than a year.

Israel’s Channel 10 said the Obama administration did not keep Israel fully informed on those talks.

White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan was quoted by Haaretz as saying the report, which relied on unnamed senior Israeli officials, was “absolutely, 100 percent false.”

The Channel 10 report said Jarrett led a U.S. team that met with the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, in various Gulf states.

According to Israeli TV, the secret channel marginalized Kerry and was overseen by the president.

Jarrett’s Iranian roots

Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran, to American parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman.

After receiving his medical degree at Howard University in 1943, James Bowman joined the faculty of the University of Chicago as an assistant professor of medicine in 1962, where he worked as a pathologist who helped bring national attention to the need to cure sickle cell anemia. He became the first tenured black faculty member in medicine.

In 1953, Bowman was drafted into the Army and served at the Army’s Medical Nutrition Laboratory in Denver, Colorado, as chief pathologist.

Before moving to Denver, Bowman married Barbara Taylor, the daughter of the first black Chicago Housing Authority chief, Robert Rochon Taylor. In Colorado, Barbara Taylor Bowman, who had completed a master’s degree in education at the University of Chicago, taught at Colorado Woman’s College.

According to a biography posted on the University of Chicago Hospitals website, when James Bowman’s military service ended in 1955, neither he nor his wife could tolerate “anything that smacked of segregation.”

So, the couple decided to find a position overseas, relocating to Iran where James Bowman became the chairman of pathology at Nemazee Hospital in Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran, while Barbara Bowman taught preschool and lectured in psychology and anthropology at the hospital-affiliated medical school.

On Nov. 14, 1956, Valerie Jarrett was born in Nemazee Hospital, in Shiraz, Iran.

As noted by political science professor Paul Kengor, writing in the July/August 2011 issue of the American Spectator, the Bowman family left Iran for London when Valerie was 5 years old. They eventually returned to Chicago and settled in Hyde Park.

Kengor credited Jarrett’s excellent international education as the reason as an adolescent she spoke Farsi, the national language of Iran, as well as French and English.

Noting that the New York Times dubs Jarrett as Barack Obama’s “old hometown mentor,” he observed: “Valerie would become super-close to both Obamas, and especially to Barack and his political horizons, becoming arguably his top advisor over the course of two decades.”

Kengor noted that at each step in his rise to power, “Barack paused to check the boxes with Valerie, and she opened doors and greased the skids.”

He concluded one could argue “that no other person on the planet has done more to help the Obamas get to where they are today.”

Kengor pointed out Jarrett’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, served on the Citizens’ Committee to Aid Packing-House Workers in Chicago with Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party USA member who mentored a young Barack Obama in Hawaii.

Obama’s Iranian-born adviser ‘architect’ of deal?

President Obama and Valerie Jarrett

NEW YORK – Critics of the Obama administration’s diplomatic clash with Israel and tilt toward Iran, resulting in a nuclear “framework agreement” to be finalized by the end of June, have pointed to the influence of top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, who was born in Iran.

Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush, spotlighted Jarrett’s influence in a Fox News interview in February.

“There are many who are now saying that [Jarrett] is really the architect of this non-treaty with the Iranians,” he said, “which ultimately will result in the Iranians having a nuclear program, and America having to accept a nuclear-armed Iran.”

Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, noted in a 2011 National Review article Jarrett was born and raised in Iran for the first five years of her life.

“In explaining how she first grew close to Obama, Jarrett says they traded stories of their youthful travels,” he wrote.

Kurtz said Jarrett has affirmed that she and Obama “reject traditional American exceptionalism.”

“One hallmark of America’s exceptionalist perspective, of course, is our unique alliance with a democratic Israel, even in the face of intense criticism of that alliance from much of the rest of the world,” Kurtz commented.

Kurtz cited Obama biographer David Remnick, who quoted Jarrett saying: “He and I shared a view of where the United States fit in the world, which is often different from the view people have who have not traveled outside the United States as young children.”

Remnick wrote that through her travels, Jarrett “felt that she had come to see the United States with a greater objectivity as one country among many, rather than as the center of all wisdom and experience.”

‘Secret talks’

Just before the 2012 presidential election, amid rumors of an “October Surprise” of secret talks between the United States and Iran, new reports suggested Jarrett might have been facilitating communication between Washington and Tehran, Fox News reported.

“Mrs. Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, and originally from Chicago, was the main and central player in behind-the-scene talks between U.S. and Iran leaders,” according to an independent Persian-language blog.

The blog said Jarrett “attempted to facilitate communication between officials on both sides.”

Officials on both sides vigorously denied the reports, Fox News said, but Jarrett’s foreign policy record offers evidence of her influence.

Jarrett allegedly urged Obama to cancel the operation to kill Osama bin Laden three times before the Navy SEALs mission May 2, 2011, according to Richard Miniter’s book “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him.”

Some observers have questioned why Jarrett receives Secret Service protection, which is very unusual for presidential aides.

“Jarrett seems to have a 24-hour, around-the-clock (security) detail, with five or six agents full time,” Democratic pollster Pat Caddell said in an interview with Breitbart.

“The media has been completely uninterested,” Caddell said. “We don’t provide security for our ambassador in Libya, but she needs a full Secret Service security detail. And nobody thinks there’s anything wrong with this.”

In November 2013, Israeli TV reported the Geneva negotiations between the P5+1 powers – the US, Britain, France, Russia, China, plus Germany – and Iran were a mere “facade,” because the terms of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program had been negotiated in talks between Jarrett and a leading Iranian nuclear official that had continued in secret for more than a year.

Israel’s Channel 10 said the Obama administration did not keep Israel fully informed on those talks.

White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan was quoted by Haaretz as saying the report, which relied on unnamed senior Israeli officials, was “absolutely, 100 percent false.”

The Channel 10 report said Jarrett led a U.S. team that met with the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, in various Gulf states.

According to Israeli TV, the secret channel marginalized Kerry and was overseen by the president.

Jarrett’s Iranian roots

Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran, to American parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman.

After receiving his medical degree at Howard University in 1943, James Bowman joined the faculty of the University of Chicago as an assistant professor of medicine in 1962, where he worked as a pathologist who helped bring national attention to the need to cure sickle cell anemia. He became the first tenured black faculty member in medicine.

In 1953, Bowman was drafted into the Army and served at the Army’s Medical Nutrition Laboratory in Denver, Colorado, as chief pathologist.

Before moving to Denver, Bowman married Barbara Taylor, the daughter of the first black Chicago Housing Authority chief, Robert Rochon Taylor. In Colorado, Barbara Taylor Bowman, who had completed a master’s degree in education at the University of Chicago, taught at Colorado Woman’s College.

According to a biography posted on the University of Chicago Hospitals website, when James Bowman’s military service ended in 1955, neither he nor his wife could tolerate “anything that smacked of segregation.”

So, the couple decided to find a position overseas, relocating to Iran where James Bowman became the chairman of pathology at Nemazee Hospital in Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran, while Barbara Bowman taught preschool and lectured in psychology and anthropology at the hospital-affiliated medical school.

On Nov. 14, 1956, Valerie Jarrett was born in Nemazee Hospital, in Shiraz, Iran.

As noted by political science professor Paul Kengor, writing in the July/August 2011 issue of the American Spectator, the Bowman family left Iran for London when Valerie was 5 years old. They eventually returned to Chicago and settled in Hyde Park.

Kengor credited Jarrett’s excellent international education as the reason as an adolescent she spoke Farsi, the national language of Iran, as well as French and English.

Noting that the New York Times dubs Jarrett as Barack Obama’s “old hometown mentor,” he observed: “Valerie would become super-close to both Obamas, and especially to Barack and his political horizons, becoming arguably his top advisor over the course of two decades.”

Kengor noted that at each step in his rise to power, “Barack paused to check the boxes with Valerie, and she opened doors and greased the skids.”

He concluded one could argue “that no other person on the planet has done more to help the Obamas get to where they are today.”

Kengor pointed out Jarrett’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, served on the Citizens’ Committee to Aid Packing-House Workers in Chicago with Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party USA member who mentored a young Barack Obama in Hawaii.


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Obama’s Iranian-born adviser ‘architect’ of deal?

President Obama and Valerie Jarrett

NEW YORK – Critics of the Obama administration’s diplomatic clash with Israel and tilt toward Iran, resulting in a nuclear “framework agreement” to be finalized by the end of June, have pointed to the influence of top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, who was born in Iran.

Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush, spotlighted Jarrett’s influence in a Fox News interview in February.

“There are many who are now saying that [Jarrett] is really the architect of this non-treaty with the Iranians,” he said, “which ultimately will result in the Iranians having a nuclear program, and America having to accept a nuclear-armed Iran.”

Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, noted in a 2011 National Review article Jarrett was born and raised in Iran for the first five years of her life.

“In explaining how she first grew close to Obama, Jarrett says they traded stories of their youthful travels,” he wrote.

Kurtz said Jarrett has affirmed that she and Obama “reject traditional American exceptionalism.”

“One hallmark of America’s exceptionalist perspective, of course, is our unique alliance with a democratic Israel, even in the face of intense criticism of that alliance from much of the rest of the world,” Kurtz commented.

Kurtz cited Obama biographer David Remnick, who quoted Jarrett saying: “He and I shared a view of where the United States fit in the world, which is often different from the view people have who have not traveled outside the United States as young children.”

Remnick wrote that through her travels, Jarrett “felt that she had come to see the United States with a greater objectivity as one country among many, rather than as the center of all wisdom and experience.”

‘Secret talks’

Just before the 2012 presidential election, amid rumors of an “October Surprise” of secret talks between the United States and Iran, new reports suggested Jarrett might have been facilitating communication between Washington and Tehran, Fox News reported.

“Mrs. Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, and originally from Chicago, was the main and central player in behind-the-scene talks between U.S. and Iran leaders,” according to an independent Persian-language blog.

The blog said Jarrett “attempted to facilitate communication between officials on both sides.”

Officials on both sides vigorously denied the reports, Fox News said, but Jarrett’s foreign policy record offers evidence of her influence.

Jarrett allegedly urged Obama to cancel the operation to kill Osama bin Laden three times before the Navy SEALs mission May 2, 2011, according to Richard Miniter’s book “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him.”

Some observers have questioned why Jarrett receives Secret Service protection, which is very unusual for presidential aides.

“Jarrett seems to have a 24-hour, around-the-clock (security) detail, with five or six agents full time,” Democratic pollster Pat Caddell said in an interview with Breitbart.

“The media has been completely uninterested,” Caddell said. “We don’t provide security for our ambassador in Libya, but she needs a full Secret Service security detail. And nobody thinks there’s anything wrong with this.”

In November 2013, Israeli TV reported the Geneva negotiations between the P5+1 powers – the US, Britain, France, Russia, China, plus Germany – and Iran were a mere “facade,” because the terms of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program had been negotiated in talks between Jarrett and a leading Iranian nuclear official that had continued in secret for more than a year.

Israel’s Channel 10 said the Obama administration did not keep Israel fully informed on those talks.

White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan was quoted by Haaretz as saying the report, which relied on unnamed senior Israeli officials, was “absolutely, 100 percent false.”

The Channel 10 report said Jarrett led a U.S. team that met with the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, in various Gulf states.

According to Israeli TV, the secret channel marginalized Kerry and was overseen by the president.

Jarrett’s Iranian roots

Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran, to American parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman.

After receiving his medical degree at Howard University in 1943, James Bowman joined the faculty of the University of Chicago as an assistant professor of medicine in 1962, where he worked as a pathologist who helped bring national attention to the need to cure sickle cell anemia. He became the first tenured black faculty member in medicine.

In 1953, Bowman was drafted into the Army and served at the Army’s Medical Nutrition Laboratory in Denver, Colorado, as chief pathologist.

Before moving to Denver, Bowman married Barbara Taylor, the daughter of the first black Chicago Housing Authority chief, Robert Rochon Taylor. In Colorado, Barbara Taylor Bowman, who had completed a master’s degree in education at the University of Chicago, taught at Colorado Woman’s College.

According to a biography posted on the University of Chicago Hospitals website, when James Bowman’s military service ended in 1955, neither he nor his wife could tolerate “anything that smacked of segregation.”

So, the couple decided to find a position overseas, relocating to Iran where James Bowman became the chairman of pathology at Nemazee Hospital in Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran, while Barbara Bowman taught preschool and lectured in psychology and anthropology at the hospital-affiliated medical school.

On Nov. 14, 1956, Valerie Jarrett was born in Nemazee Hospital, in Shiraz, Iran.

As noted by political science professor Paul Kengor, writing in the July/August 2011 issue of the American Spectator, the Bowman family left Iran for London when Valerie was 5 years old. They eventually returned to Chicago and settled in Hyde Park.

Kengor credited Jarrett’s excellent international education as the reason as an adolescent she spoke Farsi, the national language of Iran, as well as French and English.

Noting that the New York Times dubs Jarrett as Barack Obama’s “old hometown mentor,” he observed: “Valerie would become super-close to both Obamas, and especially to Barack and his political horizons, becoming arguably his top advisor over the course of two decades.”

Kengor noted that at each step in his rise to power, “Barack paused to check the boxes with Valerie, and she opened doors and greased the skids.”

He concluded one could argue “that no other person on the planet has done more to help the Obamas get to where they are today.”

Kengor pointed out Jarrett’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, served on the Citizens’ Committee to Aid Packing-House Workers in Chicago with Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party USA member who mentored a young Barack Obama in Hawaii.


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