End Of Day Report

Friday, July 31, 2015

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer 

Arming Our Enemies 

One of the key provisions of Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is that the Islamic Republic will gain access to more than $100 billion in assets currently frozen because of U.S. sanctions. Many have pointed out that this transfer indirectly makes Obama’s deal the biggest aid to terrorism ever. And the proof is that Iran is already spending the money. 

They are buying a highly sophisticated air defense system from Russia. Russia will use that money to promote unrest in Ukraine and elsewhere. There are reports today that Iran has signed a deal to buy fighter jets from China. China will likely use the money to counter U.S. influence in Asia. And, of course, Hamas and Hezbollah are awaiting their windfalls from the agreement. The deal is a disaster for this reason alone!

By the way, we reported two weeks ago that U.S. personnel are banned from participating in the international inspections of suspect Iranian nuclear sites. Yesterday the Associated Press finally picked up on this news. 

Clinton Damage Assessment 

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has repeatedly claimed that she never handled classified information on her unsecured private server. We learned last week that her claim wasn’t true. 

Today, the Washington Times reports that intelligence officials are scrambling to conduct a damage assessment. According to the Times: 

“The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees have been notified in recent days that the extent of the classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week.”

Hillary reportedly had information on her server from five intelligence agencies — the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National-Geospatial Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. 

Moreover, her attorney, David Kendall, reportedly has a thumb drive with all the emails she turned over to the State Department, meaning that Mr. Kendall is in possession of classified information too. 

This news prompted Senator Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to send a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding to know what the FBI was doing to secure the classified information in Mr. Kendall’s possession.

This issue alone should end Hillary’s White House ambitions. She could end up in jail. She must not end up in the White House! 

Army Misses Its Target 

The U.S. Army is 14% short of its annual recruitment goal. This news comes on the heels of reports that the Army is cutting 40,000 troops. This is the first time in six years that the Army has failed to meet its recruitment goal. 

What possibly could have happened a little over six years ago that might explain this? The Army blames the improving economy. I think another factor is a commander-in-chief who’s seemingly committed to a declining America. 

Learn From Trump 

I hope the GOP stops fretting about Donald Trump and starts learning from him. The Republican Party should become more aggressive on the things it says it believes in. It should force Democrats to vote on common sense conservative ideas and force Obama to veto them. For example:

  • Defund Planned Parenthood. It is the fiscally and morally responsible thing to do. 
  • Protect religious liberty in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision redefining marriage.
  • Build the border security fence we were promised in 2006. 
  • Defund some bureaucracies. 
  • Put a ceiling on the number of federal employees that can be hired.

    The list goes on.

    GOP candidates could learn from Trump too. Voters want authentic, straight talk. But they also want evidence that candidates are fighters, not compromisers.

    When I have been in meetings with other conservatives discussing 2016, one of the things we have agreed on is that the GOP nominee not only has to have the right positions on key issues, but there must be evidence that, if elected, he or she will go about the task of restoring America with the same ambition, energy and enthusiasm that Barack Obama has demonstrated in trying to fundamentally transform America during the last seven years.

    The Republican Party and its candidates need to show that they are able, and willing to take on the Democrat smear machine, the left-wing media and federal bureaucracy. Happy talk about finding common ground suggests to many disillusioned conservatives that those candidates just don’t have the stomach for the brutal fights necessary to restore our country.

    See You In September!

    Join me at the 2015 Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., September 25th – 27th.

    The Values Voter Summit is sponsored by American Values, the Family Research Council, FRC Action, AFA Action, Liberty Institute and Ohio Christian University.

    This year’s Summit features an incredible lineup of speakers, including:

    David and Jason Benham
    Bill Bennett
    Lt. Gen. William Boykin (Ret.)
    Dr. Ben Carson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
    Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
    Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)
    Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) And many more outstanding conservative leaders!

    There will be educational sessions on a broad range of topics, including: the growing threats to religious liberty, the importance of traditional marriage to children, and the clash of values in the Middle East.

    My public policy organization, American Values, will host a special luncheon on Saturday, September 26th. (To attend the luncheon, you must purchase a separate ticket.)

    To learn more or to register online, click here now.

    I look forward to seeing you there! 

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    End Of Day Report

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    To: Friends & Supporters

    From: Gary L. Bauer 

    Secret Side Agreements 

    Two things have been said in last 24 hours that should alarm the American people, including every congressman. During testimony yesterday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), strongly endorsed by Campaign for Working Families, confronted Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz over the secret side agreements in the Iranian nuclear deal. Their exchanges should stop this deal dead in its tracks. Consider this excerpt:

    Sen. Cotton: Secretary Kerry, have you read either of these two side deals between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran?

    Kerry: No, I haven’t read them.

    Sen. Cotton: Have you read any previous drafts?

    Kerry: No, I haven’t. . . . I believe one person may have. . . But I don’t know for sure.

    Sen. Cotton: Secretary Moniz, have you read the text of these agreements?

    Moniz: No, sir.

    Sen. Cotton: Has anyone on your team at the Department of Energy?

    Moniz: I’m not sure. . .

    Sen. Cotton: Secretary Kerry, has anyone else in the U.S. government reviewed the text of these agreements?

    Kerry: Not that I’m aware of.

    What we know about the deal is bad enough. When the negotiations ended, the photo that sticks in my mind is that Iranian negotiators looked like they had just won the lottery. There were celebrations in Tehran. 

    But knowing that neither John Kerry nor anyone else in the government has read the ENTIRE agreement, how on earth can any member of Congress possibly vote for it? 

    Another cause for alarm came from Tehran itself. Hamid Baeidinejad, one of the lead Iranian nuclear negotiators, said, “The remarks by the Western officials are ambiguous comments which are merely uttered for domestic use.” 

    According to the Iranian news agency, Baeidinejad went on to say that “U.S. officials’ remarks . . . are meant to calm opponents in the Congress and Zionist lobbies to soothe the internal conditions prevailing over debates on the nuclear agreement in that country.” 

    It is a sad sign of the times that I am more inclined to believe the Iranians than our own negotiators. 

    Crying For Cecil 

    I am sure you have seen the news about the “murder” of Cecil the lion by a Minneapolis dentist. The dentist has since been driven into hiding as a result of death threats after Mia Farrow published his home address. 

    I’m not going to jump into the Cecil debate. I’ve got enough on my plate already. 

    But like many others, I am struck by the moral outrage over the shooting of a 13 year-old lion (CBS News last night devoted a second day of coverage to the death of Cecil) and the lack of outrage over the routine destruction of innocent unborn children who are 13 weeks and older. 

    Apparently, Cecil the lion was beheaded and skinned, which is a fairly accurate description of various types of dismemberment abortions. Of course, we have discovered in recent weeks that not only are these little babies destroyed, but Planned Parenthood employees were making a market in body parts, bartering for livers and other organs. 

    Maybe Cecil has a better PR company. Whatever the difference is, he was able to walk the earth for thirteen years and have cubs of his own. If only our own unborn children were as fortunate to have a chance at life. 

    GOP Getting Trumped 

    A new Quinnipiac poll finds Donald Trump is the clear front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. He leads with 20%, compared to 13% for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and 10% for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. No other candidate receives double-digit support.

    A Florida poll released this week found Trump leading with 26%, followed by Bush (20%), Walker (12%) and Rubio (10%). No other candidate received double-digit support.

    A New Hampshire poll released this week finds Trump winning twice the support of Jeb Bush — 24% to 12%. No other candidate received double-digit support.

    Clearly, the GOP field, which features some truly dynamic figures, is getting trumped by “The Donald.”

    MSDNC — I mean MSNBC — featured a segment this morning from a New Hampshire focus group of likely voters. Here’s how some of these folks described Donald Trump:

    “Speaks the truth”
    “He is honest”
    “Not a politician”
    “One of us”
    “I like his roughness . . . a little Reaganesque”

    Whether you think Trump is a great idea or a bad idea, here’s what I think is the important lesson: The party establishment’s reaction to Trump is totally wrong. 

    Instead of contemplating Machiavellian maneuvers to minimize Trump, the party should be asking itself why this man has captured the imagination of a significant portion of the party.

    The answer is obvious to me. The conservative grassroots is disgusted with the GOP establishment that tells them one thing before elections and then does something totally different after the elections. Trump’s candidacy is a creation of that frustration. 

    End Of Day Report

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    To: Friends & Supporters

    From: Gary L. Bauer 

    Kerry’s Startling Testimony 

    Secretary of State John Kerry’s testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday in defense of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran did not ease the growing sense that the deal is a disaster. One former Clinton ambassador said that Kerry sounded like a “used car salesman who’s not revealing what’s underneath the chassis of the car, whether it’s rusty or not.”

    That’s a great analogy. Below are just three examples from Kerry’s testimony that should cause any serious member of Congress to vote “No.” The first is an exchange between Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Kerry. 

    Mr. Brooks: Well, do you believe that Iran is the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism?

    Secretary Kerry: Yes.

    Mr. Brooks: And, that they will use the conventional weapons made available by the Iran nuclear treaty to kill Americans or Israelis?

    Secretary Kerry: Well, they may. They may. . . .

    So the Obama Administration is making a deal with Iran that will result in the Islamic Republic getting weapons — weapons which the administration admits Iran may use to kill Americans and Israelis. The deal makes the world more dangerous. 

    Iran’s leaders repeatedly threaten to wipe Israel off the map. They routinely chant “Death to America, Death to Israel.” The regime is financing the terrorists in Hamas and Hezbollah. 

    Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) asked Secretary Kerry why, given the enormous stakes involved, the administration refused to consider this deal as a treaty. Kerry answered: 

    “I spent quite a few years trying to get a lot of treaties through the United States Senate, and it has become physically impossible. That’s why. Because you can’t pass a treaty anymore.”

    In other words, the Obama White House knew this extremely controversial deal could never pass constitutional muster, so it just decided to ignore the normal constitutional process.

    Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) asked Secretary Kerry how the administration would respond if Congress rejected the deal and overrode Obama’s veto of a resolution of disapproval. 

    Rep. Sherman: Let’s say Congress doesn’t take your advice, we override a veto. And the law that’s triggered then imposes certain sanctions. Will you follow the law even though you think it violates this agreement clearly and even if you think it’s absolutely terrible policy?

    Secretary Kerry: “I can’t begin to answer that at this point without consulting with the president and determining what the circumstances are.

    Rep. Sherman: “So, you’re not committed to following the law if you think it’s a bad law?”

    Secretary Kerry: “No, I said I’m not going to deal with a hypothetical, that’s all.”

    We don’t have to guess at this. This administration has repeatedly demonstrated its willingness to ignore laws it doesn’t like.

    If the administration is determined to do whatever the heck it wants, why on earth would any member of Congress take the risk of trusting Iran by voting for this deal? 

    Walter Cronkite Of Millennial Generation? 

    For years the left has insisted that the Republican Party took its marching orders from Rush Limbaugh. That’s absurd. GOP elites aren’t exactly enamored with conservative talk radio. But reports in Politico and the New York Times today once again point out the very cozy relationship between the political left and the media.

    For example, the Obama White House was evidently coordinating much of its communication strategy with comedian Jon Stewart. Obama has appeared on Stewart’s show seven times. On several occasions Stewart was summoned to the Oval Office for personal meetings with the president, including during critical moments when the Obama Administration was struggling with urgent policy battles. 

    The importance Obama’s team put on Stewart is amazing. One former Obama communications official told the New York Times that senior White House officials considered Stewart to be “the Walter Cronkite for the millennial generation. That’s why it was important to meet up with him and engage with him.”

    Seriously? Let me remind readers that Jon Stewart’s show is on Comedy Central. Unfortunately, as we are seeing with the Iranian nuclear deal, politics is no joke. 

    13 Hours 

    Hillary can’t be happy. A new trailer for what looks like a blockbuster movie was just released and it happens to be about Benghazi. 

    The movie, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” is based on the personal stories of six American security contractors who were assigned to protect CIA assets. The film is set for release in January — just as the presidential primary campaign kicks into high gear. And the trailer is incredible. Watch it here. 

    End of Day Report

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    To: Friends & Supporters

    From: Gary L. Bauer 

    Unicorn Fantasies 

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee today in defense of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. In response to tough questions from Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and ranking member Eliot Engel (D-NY), Kerry insisted that there was no better option.

    “Let me underscore: the alternative to the deal we’ve reached isn’t a better deal. . . some kind of unicorn fantasy that contemplates Iran’s complete capitulation,” Kerry insisted. 

    Kerry later said, “This plan was designed to address the nuclear issue alone, not to reform Iran’s regime, or end its support for terrorism or its contributions to sectarian violence in the Middle East.”

    There it is, my friends. The Obama Administration is claiming that the critics of the deal want a war. Yet Kerry is confessing that the Iranian regime will continue to wage war throughout the Middle East, and it will do it with $150 billion of sanctions relief we are providing! 

    TAKE ACTION: Your elected members of Congress are evaluating President Obama’s nuclear deal right now. They need to hear from their constituents. Call the Capitol Hill switchboard at 202-224-3121 and urge them to oppose the Iran nuclear deal. 

    Huckabee & The Holocaust 

    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is getting lambasted for his critique of Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. In a comparison to the Holocaust, Huckabee said the deal is so bad that Obama may as well “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” 

    Holocaust comparisons are always risky. The Holocaust was uniquely evil and demonic. And the left lost no time in attacking Huckabee for daring to make such a comparison. 

    President Obama attacked Huckabee from Ethiopia, calling his remarks “ridiculous.” MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said she was “horrified” by Huckabee’s comments, adding “It should be over for him. You don’t say that.” 

    Now there is an individual, in fact a whole nation of people, who raises the Holocaust all the time. That nation is the Islamic Republic of Iran and it is led by people like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. They don’t just compare something to the Holocaust — they promise a second Holocaust while they hold conferences denying the first one took place.

    Obama simultaneously ignores Khamenei’s promises to destroy Israel and explains them away as just rhetoric. 

    This deal gives the Iranian regime the means of doing what it has often threatened to do — repeat the Holocaust. Huckabee’s words did not hurt anyone. Iran’s bombs threaten millions. Iran won’t have to march Israelis to the doors of the ovens — it can bring the ovens to them in a nuclear attack that would kill in 10 minutes as many Jews as Hitler murdered in ten years. 

    Another Planned Parenthood Video 

    Another undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in baby body parts was released this morning. A former “procurement technician” describes how she passed out on the first day of her new job. “I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses,” Holly O’Donnell said.

    According to O’Donnell, procurement technicians were essentially paid bonuses based on the kind of tissue they could recover from the remains of aborted babies. The video also features a Planned Parenthood executive referring to their tissue pricing scheme, saying, “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

    Planned Parenthood insists that it is not profiting from the sale of aborted body parts. That is illegal under federal law. The organization says it is merely recovering costs. But as several commentators have pointed out, the group charges to perform abortions. So exactly what costs are being recouped by the sale of tissue? 

    This is a why a congressional investigation is so urgently needed. It’s also another reason why the American people shouldn’t be forced to subsidize this billion-dollar industry of death. 

    By the way, whatever you think of the Confederate flag today, Sarah Palin is getting a lot of attention for a recent Facebook post comparing that symbol to Planned Parenthood’s predatory abortion practices. Palin asks, “Which symbol killed 90,000 black babies last year?” 

    House Leaders Demand Accountability At IRS 

    Last week we reported on new information in the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal. Now leading House members are calling on IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to step down or face impeachment. 

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a 29-page letter to President Obama demanding Koskinen be fired. According to Rep. Chaffetz, the IRS chief gave false testimony to Congress and obstructed its investigation into the Tea Party targeting scandal.

    At a press conference yesterday, Chaffetz said, “Mr. Koskinen failed to testify truthfully. The statements that he made to Congress were false. It is imperative that this committee pursue all constitutional remedies. That may include contempt and it even may include impeachment of Mr. Koskinen.”

    In a Wall Street Journal editorial today, Reps. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Jim Jordan (R-OH), key members of the Oversight and Government Reform committee, lay out the case against Mr. Koskinen, concluding:

    “If the president doesn’t remove Mr. Koskinen from his post, then Congress should remove him through impeachment. . . . John Koskinen has violated the public trust, breached his fiduciary obligations and demonstrated his unfitness to serve. Mr. President, it’s time for Commissioner Koskinen to go. If you don’t act, we will.”

    End Of Day Report

    To: Friends & Supporters

    From: Gary L. Bauer 

    Iran’s Message To The World 

    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, tweeted out an image over the weekend depicting President Obama holding a gun to his own head. While many people may feel that is an apt description of the president’s nuclear deal with Iran, the ayatollah had a far different message in mind.

    The message contained a warning to America. The ayatollah’s tweet began by mocking Obama, “U.S. president has said he could knock out Iran’s military.” It concluded with this statement: “If any war happens, the one who will emerge [the] loser is the aggressive and criminal U.S.” 

    Clearly, the ayatollah does not fear America under Obama. And why should he? In making the case for his deal, Obama has repeatedly taken the military option off the table. 

    By the way, remember when Obama said he was prepared to walk away, that no deal was better than a bad deal? Well, what was Obama’s alternative then? Presumably, the commander-in-chief had one. 

    The obvious alternative was to tighten the existing sanctions which were crippling Iran’s economy and which forced the Islamic Republic to the negotiating table. 

    But the ayatollah likely had a second audience in mind when he sent his tweet mocking the United States. He was sending a message to the Arab world: “Look how much we can insult the United States! See how powerful Iran is? Iran is the rising power. America is in retreat.” 

    Another “Cave In” To Iran 

    A front page article in the Wall Street Journal this morning is sending shockwaves through Congress. A new report sent by the Obama Administration to Capitol Hill last week suggests that Iran will not be required as a condition of Obama’s nuclear deal to “come clean” on its previous nuclear weapons research. 

    But if we don’t know how far the regime’s nuclear program has gone, how can we determine if it is cheating on a deal now?

    Wait. It gets even more disturbing.

    Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to the supreme leader, said Saturday, “The access of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency or from any other body to Iran’s military centers is forbidden.”

    While Obama officials have been promising “anywhere, anytime” inspections, Iranian leaders have been telling us for months that inspectors would not be allowed at military sites. How can they be so confident? Because it appears they may be right. 

    Parchin is a large military base in Iran that many intelligence experts believe has been used for nuclear weapons research. One way to determine if that is true is to collect soil samples at Parchin to look for tell-tale evidence of nuclear contamination or other “markers” of suspicious activity in violation of previous agreements.

    Last week, Congress was told that under the deal, Iran will be allowed on its own to collect the soil samples — not international inspectors. No chance of cheating there, right? This is like allowing a drunk driver to administer his own breathalyzer! 

    A Comedian Exposes Obama’s Deal 

    While Washington think tanks and politicians are struggling to explain the deal, leave it to comedian Jackie Mason to perfectly sum up the problems: 

    “Do you know that in the restaurants of New York, they have an inspection system. You can surprise any restaurant without notice — you can walk in and inspect them. . . So we are protected in this city from a bad tuna fish. We’re not protected from a bomb, but we’re protected from a bad quality tuna fish.”

    Getting Trumped On Immigration 

    One thing Donald Trump has successfully done so far in his presidential campaign is elevate the issue of immigration. There are good conservatives on both sides of the issue. 

    You can make the compassion argument both ways. Some argue we should show compassion for the poor illegal immigrant trying to make a better life for his family. I have often asked where is the compassion for the struggling middle class taxpayer who is supporting newly arrived illegal immigrants. 

    But let’s put all that aside and look at this from an ideological analysis. 

    Those who are urging conservatives to abandon their tough stand against illegal immigration argue that they are hurting themselves politically with Hispanic Americans. 

    I want to raise a point that no one making this argument has been able to effectively address. Significant research and polling data show that second only to black Americans, Hispanics support big government. The most recent example is the debate over Obamacare. 

    The general public opposed it. Black Americans supported it by huge margins as did Hispanics. Thatsupport continues even to this day. 

    So under what scenario does folding on immigration issues, which inevitably mean more immigrants legal and illegal, help the conservative cause? Obviously, it is naïve to think that the only thing in the conservative agenda Hispanics object to is a tough stand against illegal immigration. 

    Class warfare and socialism are common throughout Mexico and Latin America. Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela aren’t exactly models of economic success. Yet an April poll found that by a 20-point margin, Hispanics in America believe that the government should provide health care to all citizens.

    If you want to talk about compassion, how is it compassionate to let a problem grow and fester that is going to result in more left-wing voters who will impose on America the same failed economic policies that have held back Latin America over the years? 

    No doubt our cultural and political elites wish Donald Trump would stop talking about immigration. But current immigration policies are literally importing left-wing ideology and fundamentally transforming America. If the conservative movement doesn’t get serious about controlling our borders and thinking this issue through, it will get trumped by immigration. Demography is destiny. 

    End of Day Report

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    To: Friends & Supporters

    From: Gary L. Bauer 

    Clinton Facing Criminal Probe 

    Today’s New York Times reports that two government inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to launch a criminal probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material. 

    Clinton insists she did nothing wrong and never handled classified information on her personal email server. Yet the Timesreports that as State Department officials began reviewing the first 3,000 emails they received from Mrs. Clinton, they found 24 that had to be redacted and “retroactively classified.” 

    According to a June 29th memo from the inspectors general, Clinton’s personal email server likely held “hundreds of potentially classified emails.”

    IRS Scandal 

    President Obama was asked about the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal this week on one of his favorite “news” outlets — the “Daily Show” on Comedy Central. Here’s what he said:

    “The truth of the matter is that there was not some big conspiracy there. . . . The real scandal around the IRS is that they have been so poorly funded. . .”

    The truth is often the exact opposite of whatever Obama says, like being able to keep your doctor, Obamacare not being a tax and that he believes marriage is a “sacred union” between a man and a woman.

    Yes, there was a conspiracy to target the Tea Party. Lois Lerner apologized for it but has since refused to testify about her role in it. 

    More evidence emerged this week that conservative donors were targeted for individual tax audits by the IRS based on the contributor lists that the agency inappropriately demanded from the very groups it was targeting. 

    But wait. . . there’s more!

    A damning new report from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office declared that the IRS’ auditing procedures are terribly flawed, resulting in groups being audited “in an unfair manner . . . based on an organization’s religious, educational, political or other views.” 

    “Digital Pearl Harbor” 

    While we’re on the subject of government scandals, the year-long cyberattack against the Office of Personnel Management, which exposed the records of more than 20 million government workers, is far worse than the Obama White House will acknowledge. Here’s how a bi-partisan group of security experts interviewed by Fox News described the hack:

    “I believe the entire national security apparatus is now at risk. It’s mind-boggling.”

    “It’s the digital equivalent of Pearl Harbor. . . .this is the equivalent of an act of war.”

    “This is an unrecoverable situation. Our most sensitive data is in bad people’s hands.”

    See You In September! 

    Join me at the 2015 Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., September 25th – 27th

    The Values Voter Summit is sponsored by American Values, the Family Research Council, FRC Action, AFA Action, Liberty Institute and Ohio Christian University. 

    This year’s Summit features an incredible lineup of speakers, including:

    David and Jason Benham
    Bill Bennett
    Lt. Gen. William Boykin (Ret.)
    Dr. Ben Carson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
    Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
    Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)
    Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) And many more outstanding conservative leaders!

    There will be educational sessions on a broad range of topics, including: the growing threats to religious liberty, the importance of traditional marriage to children and the clash of values in the Middle East. 

    American Values will host a special luncheon on Saturday, September 26th. (To attend the luncheon, you must purchase a separate ticket.) 

    To learn more or to register online, click here now. 

    I look forward to seeing you there! 

    End of Day Report

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    To: Friends & Supporters

    From: Gary L. Bauer

    Side Deals & Fleece

    News broke this week that the Obama Administration is withholding “secret side deals” from Congress that were negotiated during the Iranian nuclear talks.

    Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), who discovered the existence of these agreements during talks with officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency, issued a joint press release, saying:

    “In failing to secure the disclosure of these secret side deals, the Obama administration is asking Congress and the American people to trust, but not verify. What we cannot do is trust the terror-sponsoring, anti-American, outlaw regime that governs Iran and that has been deceiving the world on its nuclear weapons work for years.”

    I would add that we can’t trust Obama and Kerry either. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded the White House “immediately” submit the side deals for congressional review.

    Today, Secretary of State John Kerry attempted to defend the deal before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was not well received. Chairman Bob Corker told Kerry:

    “What I think you’ve actually done in these negotiations is codify a perfectly aligned pathway for Iran to get a nuclear weapon just by abiding by this agreement. I look at the things that they need to do, the way it’s laid out, and I don’t think you could more perfectly lay it out. I believe you’ve been fleeced.”

    Standing With Israel & Forgotten Americans

    Ten thousand people took to the streets in New York City yesterday to protest Obama’s nuclear sellout to Iran. American Values, my public policy organization, was a proud sponsor of the rally.

    Today, I spoke at a rally in Washington, D.C., just across from the White House. The event, sponsored by Concerned Women for America, was a demonstration against Obama’s bad nuclear deal and the fact that he (just like Jimmy Carter) left American hostages in Iran.

    He traded five Taliban leaders for one deserter, and in a deal giving Iran $150 billion in sanctions relief, he failed to get American hostages released. That tells you all you need to know about the rest of the deal!

    Not surprisingly, the radicals at CODEPINK tried to crash our rally. When they started to shout down Senator Ted Cruz, he invited CODEPINK’S leader, Medea Benjamin, to the front to debate him. By the time the event finished, the crowd had swelled with scores of tourists, many of them supporting us!

    At one point, a group of Muslims who had been observing the ruckus walked up and starting talking with the CODEPINK demonstrators. Then they walked over to us and asked who we were. When we explained that we were rallying against Iran, they expressed their gratitude as Kuwaitis and Jordanians, and I handed my yellow ribbon to one of them who proudly put it on.

    During a recent interview with NBC News, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on how Obama’s Iranian deal has united Arabs and Israelis. He said, “When Arabs and Israelis agree, it’s worth paying attention.”

    Political Correctness Will Kill Us

    The FBI, under the thumb of the Obama Administration, continues the ludicrous effort to make the Chattanooga shootings look like they had nothing to do with the Islamic enemies who want us all dead. Never mind that this same government has been warning that ISIS was getting ready to attack servicemen in America, which is exactly what happened in Chattanooga.

    The mantra now is that there is no evidence anyone directed Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez. Are you kidding me? Muhammad directed him!

    The fact that law enforcement officials can’t find direct orders postmarked from ISIS HQ makes the matter worse, not better. It means that the ISIS strategy of activing jihadists simply with exhortations to kill is working.

    It also means that our massive surveillance apparatus is of limited value as long as we keep importing people whose culture makes them susceptible to the jihadi message.

    Now here’s the latest. Yesterday, a serviceman found the following message left on his car near Fort Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia:

    “dear american soldier,
    death to you coward women child killer and all the american military
    mohammad will show no mercy on you
    attacks will come full force
    death is to come to you”

    If this soldier is killed, we will undoubtedly be told that his attacker was depressed and suicidal.

    What is depressing is that we are stuck with such ideologically-blinded leadership when there is a bull’s-eye on all our heads.

    By the way, while our culture is busy telling little boys that they may be little girls, our enemy is preparing its little boys to be warriors. Check out the latest video from ISIS. A little Islamist is holding a rifle as big as he is asking, “Where are the martyrs?”

    This is the kind of hatred and incitement to violence that Israelis see every day from Hamas, Hezbollah and the Palestinians, while we demand they make more concessions for peace.