The “Freedom” Act Passes Senate Without Amendments – Heads to Obama to Sign into Law

(All it took was a day’s worth of bomb threats made against commercial planes to get this one passed in the senate. 5 threats in all called  in today according to Obama’s government)

“The TSA Operations Center in Washington, DC had received a phone threat stating that there was an explosive device on the plane,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan. “Out of an abundance of caution” the airport declared a bomb threat and moved the plane to a remote area.” Zero Hedge

from the Huffington Post

In a 67-32 vote — called earlier than expected — the upper chamber agreed to pass the USA Freedom Act, effectively ending the two-day lapse in the NSA’s programs. The act re-establishes modified versions of the expired Patriot Act provisions.

Attempts by NSA defenders to weaken the reforms in the USA Freedom Act fell short in the Senate, where the debate over the legislation has led to weeks of political turmoil. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-N.C.) put forth a handful of amendments that would have watered down the changes to the Patriot Act provisions. However, those measures failed to pass, largely due to concern that the House, which passed an unamended bill earlier this month by a vote of 338-88, would refuse to approve an amended act.

The clean USA Freedom Act is now on its way to the Oval Office. President Barack Obama has indicated he plans to sign it.

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Killing Strangers: Benghazi and the Blumenthal Trio

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: In relation to Trey Gowdy’s raising questions about Sidney Blumenthal with Hillary Clinton today during the Benghazi hearings and Cummings screaming about him focusing on Blumenthal, I figured I would repost this to the front page and hope people take a look at it today. It’s very interesting and I’m sure Gowdy is going to be going into more on Sidney’s role in all of this when they get back in an hour.

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UPDATE: Jan10 found this from a New York Daily News article published in 2000:

” The 51-year-old former journalist has two sons, Max and Paul, with wife Jacqueline Beth Jordan.”

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On Sunday there was an article published on the Huffington Post which details how two major Canadian banks with a vested interest in the Keystone pipeline had paid Hillary Clinton large sums of money for various speaking engagements.

The story itself wasn’t that ground-breaking considering it’s well documented that Hillary Clinton is bought and paid for and has been since day one and it was actually Ron Brynaert of Gate News who first broke the story of her relationship with these banks back on May 17 of this year.

What caught my eye was the bi-line. The article was written by Russ Grim and … Paul Blumenthal.

He has the same last name as Sidney Blumenthal, the long-time Clintonista hatchet-man and “message shaper” who just happens to be in the spotlight right now over his emails to Hillary regarding the color revolution and subsequent neoliberalization of Libya and that little messed-up psyop known simply as “Benghazi”.

What are the odds of that? Upon further investigation it turns out the Blumenthal rabbit hole on this one runs deep. Real deep. And the staggering implications are spreading across public domain.

The story of Benghazi and the Blumenthal trio is out there and it can’t be recalled. All you have to do is pay attention.

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