Watch: Trey Gowdy Just Came Out With Guns Blazing To Open The Benghazi Probe With A Bang

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With no limits on what it could examine or when it should finish, the special House panel set up to conduct a thorough investigation of the deadly attack at Benghazi kicked off its public hearings Wednesday morning in Washington.

The atmosphere was subdued, almost laid back as the head of the Select Committee, South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy — often characterized as a “bulldog” determined to sink his prosecutorial teeth into the scandal — opened the proceedings with a low-key, sober, solemn statement.

You can watch a portion of Gowdy’s statesman-like remarks by clicking on the video above.

After months of closed-door sessions, the House panel kicks off its public presentations only hours after a potentially significant new development — a State Department insider’s allegation that aides to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hid from scrutiny documents potentially embarrassing to Ms. Clinton.


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Unbelievable: This One Simple Image Shows Just How Biased The Media Is For Obama

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Throughout the lowest point of George W. Bush’s presidency, the mainstream media were devoted to exploiting the president’s sinking popularity. As the Fox Business Network pointed out, however, the same is demonstrably untrue during a similar slump in Barack Obama’s approval rate.

During the first nine months of 2006, a telling graphic shows the major network’s devoted 124 segments to Bush’s sagging approval during evening news coverage. Over the same period this year, and with very similar approval numbers to report, the same networks only mentioned Obama’s results nine times.

The eye-opening comparison sparked significant outrage among Twitter users fed up with the blatant bias inherent across much of the media landscape.

Some suggested that a look into coverage of other issues might show a similar partisan slant toward the Democrat president.

In the end, many saw such blatantly one-sided reporting as yet another nail in the coffin of objective journalism.

H/T: Twitchy

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Watch: Here Are 5 Epic Reasons Trey Gowdy Has Hillary Clinton And Obama Quivering In Fear

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South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy is garnering national buzz for his quick wit, stellar intellect, and knowledge of law–but more importantly his willingness and unwavering ability to question someone.

He has, in the last couple of months, tore into IRS Commissioner Koskinen for his role in the IRS scandal, as well as anyone from the Benghazi scandal.

“There are still facts to learn about Benghazi and information that needs to be explained in greater detail to the American people,” he said earlier this month. “And this committee will do just that.”

The House Benghazi Select Committee will conduct its first hearing Wednesday on the attack of the U.S. facility in Libya that left 4 men dead.

Listed below are five of Gowdy’s intense rants that will illustrate exactly why he was chosen to head this up:

1. Obama: “We make law!”

2. IRS: “My advice is to be very careful who you take your advice from.

3. IRS: “You are not recognized!

4. Benghazi: “How could you look at everything!”

5. IRS: “You can shake your head all you want to, Commissioner.

H/T Washington Examiner

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The Spread Of Rocky Mountain Jihad

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Something’s fouling Colorado’s crisp air — and I’m not talking about the pot smoke.

In my adopted home state, the toxic fumes of Islamic jihad have penetrated the most unlikely hamlets and hinterlands. Obama administration officials are vehemently denying plots by ISIS operatives to cross our borders. But the lesson here is clear: Thanks to laptop recruitment, reckless visa policies and homegrown treachery, the U.S.-based jihad export-import business is and has been thriving.

Last week, 19-year-old Shannon Conley of Arvada (a Denver suburb once known as the “Celery Capital of the World”) pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Conley, a militant Muslim convert, plotted to aid al-Qaida and its affiliates. According to the federal criminal complaint filed in April, she planned to use her military training with the U.S. Army Explorers “to go overseas to wage jihad” and “to train Islamic jihadi fighters in U.S. military tactics.” A certified nurse’s aide, she also told investigators she would use her medical training to aid jihadi fighters.

Over the Internet, Conley met an ISIS-affiliated Tunisian Muslim based in Syria. She was headed there on April 8 when the feds arrested her at Denver International Airport. Her luggage contained jihad propaganda, materials on administering first aid on the battlefield, and CDs and DVDs bearing the name of Anwar al-Awlaki, the jihadi counselor to the 9/11 hijackers and Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan.
Conley’s not the first Colorado woman to go jihad. In January, Muslim convert Jamie Paulin-Rodriguez was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for providing material support to terrorists. The 31-year-old nurse practitioner left her home in Leadville, a tiny old silver-mining town perched at 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains, to marry an Algerian terror plotter in Ireland. The man, Ali Damache, was a recruiter for North Africa’s al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb. He brainwashed Rodriguez’s then 6-year-old son (fathered by an illegal alien from Mexico) to build pipe bombs, shoot guns and declare war on Christians and “kafirs” (pejorative for non-Muslims).

Like Conley, “Jihad Jamie” was radicalized in online forums and chatrooms. That’s how she met fellow “Jihad Jane” collaborator Colleen LaRose, who enlisted her in a conspiracy to murder Swedish cartoonist and outspoken critic of Islam, Lars Vilks.

LaRose also introduced Rodriguez to another Colorado Muslim avenger, New York City subway bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi.

Zazi, a 24-year-old Denver airport shuttle driver who lived in suburban Aurora, was a green-card holder from Afghanistan. He flew back to his native land to join the Taliban in 2008, but was snatched up by al-Qaida leaders to lead suicide bomb operations back in the U.S. He acquired explosives in Denver, which he drove to New York City as part of the plot to bomb Manhattan subway lines in September 2009. Zazi’s scheme was part of a larger conspiracy involving al-Qaida pilot Adnan Shukrijumah. The two huddled with top jihad operatives in Pakistan. As I noted earlier this month, Shukrijumah is still on the loose with a $5 million FBI bounty on his head.

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Cops Can Now Detect Texting With Radar Guns

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Radar guns can now detect more than just speeding.

A Virginia-based company, ComSonics, is developing a device that picks up on the radio frequencies being used by cellphones.

Text messages send a different frequency than other cellphone activity, meaning that it would be easy for the new gun to pick up on them.

This technology possesses a similarity with technology that allows cable technicians to determine if there are leaks. In fact, the company already produces a device that does just that.

Due to the dangerous distraction posed by texting while in the car, 44 states ban the practice.

In fact, according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving without texting.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of fatal crashes.

How do you feel about the new technology?

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