#benghazi seal father on #hillary #clinton: ‘#shesascumbag’ (@shoq #shoq)

The father of slain former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty who was killed in the 2012 Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack has strong words for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her handling of Benghazi.

“She’s a scumbag, in my opinion,” said Ben Doherty in an interview with NECN published to coincide with Clinton’s testimony on Thursday before the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

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Glen Doherty with his father Ben, family photo via WCVB-TV.

Well I think that she pulled all the troops out of the embassy, he had no backup. He burnt alive. She said it’s no big deal, it’s a big deal to me, he’s my son and I loved him.”

Glen Doherty’s mother and the former wife of Ben, Barbara Doherty, is one of the few Benghazi family members to speak out in support of Clinton, telling NECN:

“”They’re looking at the wrong place. If you read carefully what was going on, many people made many mistakes, which is normal in confusion. After a few days, the facts were out, and they’re really chasing the wrong person.””

“”They’re hoping to defeat her and it’s not going to work.””

The Doherty family is working to close a loophole that mandates single federal contractors carry insurance but does not pay out death benefits if the contractor has no children or spouse, reported the Boston Globe.

“As an independent contractor who was unmarried and without children, Doherty was ineligible to receive death benefits afforded to military personnel under the Defense Base Act of 1941, although he was employed by the CIA, she said.

“The family is working with Congressman Stephen F. Lynch to craft a law that would remove those barriers.

“On Jan. 26, Lynch introduced The Glen Anthony Doherty Overseas Security Personnel Fairness Act.

““It is unacceptable that the Defense Base Act requires federal workers to take out an insurance policy before they are deployed overseas and accepts the payment of insurance premiums from those workers, but fails to provide death benefits to their families or estate solely based on marital and child status,” Lynch stated on his website.”

Kristinn Taylor: Benghazi Victim’s Father on Hillary Clinton: ‘She’s a ‘Scumbag’

victims of #islam terror sue to block obama’s release of $100 billion to iran (#irandeal)

A group of two dozen American victims of Iranian terror plots filed a court injunction Wednesday to stop the Obama administration’s release of more than $100 billion to Iran as part of a recently signed nuclear accord, according to a copy of the legal filing.

The injunction, filed in New York’s Southern District Court, targets the State Department, the Treasury Department, and Secretary of State John Kerry in a bid to prevent them from freeing Iranian assets totaling more than $100 billion.

As part of the accord, the Islamic Republic is guaranteed to receive billions of dollars in sanctions relief.

The terror victims state in their lawsuit that it is likely the Iranian government will use this money to fund its global terror operation, which includes organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas.

“The families of the terror victims fear that the released billions will be utilized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and will end up back in the hands of terror groups who took the lives of their loved ones,” the Israel Law Center, the group which filed the suit, said in a statement on behalf of the victims.

The families involved in the suit said they are concerned that if the money is released to Iran, they will never collect on more than a billion dollars that is owed to them as a result of previous court judgments against Iran for its sponsorship of terror attacks.

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, one of the lawyers handling the case, said the families who lost loved ones as a result of Iranian terrorism should be paid what they are legally owed before Iran ever receives a dime in sanctions relief.

“It would be outrageous to release the $100 billion in frozen Iranian funds when these American families have unpaid court judgments against the terror sponsoring regime in Tehran,” Darshan-Leitner said in a statement. “For more than a decade, Iran has refused to pay these court judgments and has thumbed its nose at these terror-victim families and the U.S. court system.”

“The $100 billion in frozen funds is the last leverage the families have to compel Iran to satisfy their judgments,” she said. “If you release these funds, you erase all hope for the families of ever getting a measure of justice against this outlaw regime.”

The lawsuit maintains that the families have undertaken a decade-long search for Iranian entities that could be held culpable for the Islamic Republic’s terror crimes.

The Iranian assets that will be unfrozen under the nuclear deal should only be lifted after the United States certifies to Congress that Iran is no longer funding terrorism, the suit states.

Under the current accord, money will be released to Iran with no strings attached, meaning there is no way to guarantee the funds will not be spent on terror activities.

“The U.S. encouraged these families, grievously harmed by terrorism, to file suit against Iran, and now the government has a moral duty to assist them in collecting on their judgments,” Darshan-Leitner said. “To release the funds instead of turning them over to the victims would make a farce out of this hard-fought legal process.”

The suit further argues that sanctions against Iran should fully remain in place until the victims receive the compensation they are owed under previous lawsuits.

“To date, only a tiny fraction of Plaintiffs’ judgments has been collected,” the lawsuit states. “While Plaintiffs continue to search for blocked Iranian assets against which they may enforce their judgments, … Iran remains a designated state sponsor of terror and continues to spend billions of dollars on terrorism.”

Several of the families named in the case lost relatives as a result of terror attacks by entities sponsored by Iran, while others were seriously injured as a result of similar attacks.

Terror Victims Sue to Block Release of $100 Billion to Iran Under Nuke Deal.

governor #palin: highest favorability in gop 2016 field #palin2016

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Though former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was not included in a Public Policy Polling survey of potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders, she was still overwhelmingly the most liked person among Republican primary voters.

According to Public Policy Polling:

The best liked person we tested on this poll with Republican primary voters is actually Sarah Palin who has a 70/20 favorability rating. She’s followed by Huckabee at 64/18, Ryan at 58/18, Paul at 58/21, Bush at 56/18, Cruz at 45/20, and Christie at 40/38. Most of those numbers are similar to what they were a month ago but Christie’s seen a substantial drop from +18 at 47/29 a month ago to his new +2 net favorability.

The left-leaning polling outfit asked Republican primary voters, “Given the choices of Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, and Scott Walker, who would you most like to see as the GOP candidate for President in 2016?”

Huckabee led among the group with 16% to 14% for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; 13% for Chris Christie; 11% for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); 8% each for Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Paul Ryan (R-WI); 6% for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; and 5% for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Ten percent of respondents either wanted someone else or were unsure of their preference.

The poll asked respondents how they viewed Palin in a separate question at the conclusion of the poll, and Palin’s favorability numbers show why former South Carolina Senator and Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said that Palin’s endorsement was the most influential in a Republican primary. The poll was conducted January 23 to 26 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percentage points.

Breitbart’s Tony Lee: POLL: SARAH PALIN HAS HIGHEST FAVORABILITY RATING AMONG GOP PRIMARY VOTERS

@barackobama has increased federal debt by $7.5 trillion to $18.2 trillion #palin #sarahpalin #palin2016

FEDERAL DEBT

The federal government drove $789,473,350,613.20 deeper into debt in calendar year 2014, an increase that equaled $6,875 per household, $7,458 per full-time year-round worker, and $8,853 per full-time year-round private-sector worker.

According to the Treasury, the debt started calendar year 2014 at $17,351,970,784,950.10 and ended it at $18,141,444,135,563.30.

When Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the debt was $10,626,877,048,913.08. Since then, it has increased $7,514,567,086,650.22–which is $65,443 per household, $70,985 per full-time worker and $84,266 per full-time private-sector worker.

In 2013, according to the Census Bureau there were 105,862,000 full-time year-round workers in the United States. The $789,473,350,613.20 increase in the federal debt during 2014 worked out to $7,457.57 for each of those full-time year-round workers.

Those 105,862,000 full-time year-round workers included 16,685,000 federal, state and local government workers and 89,177,000 private-sector workers.

The $789,473,350,613.20 in new federal debt in 2014 equaled $8,852.88 for each of the 89,177,000 full-time private-sector workers in the country.

As of December 2013, there were 114,826,000 households in the country, according to the Census Bureau. The $789,473,350,613.20 in new debt equaled $6,875.39 per household.

Ten years ago, at the end of 2004, the federal debt was $7,596,142,802,424.14. Since then, it has grown by $10,545,301,333,139.16—an average pace of $1,054,530,133,313.92 per year.

CNSNews: Under Obama: Federal Debt Up $84,266 Per Full-Time Private-Sector Worker