The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report asserting that the supply shock created by a surge in North American oil production will be as transformative to the market over the next five years as was the rise of Chinese demand over the last 15. The IEA made the claim in its annual Medium-Term Oil Market Report (MTOMR). The shift will not only cause oil companies to overhaul their global investment strategies, but also reshape the way oil is transported, stored and refined.
Analysis: Even loyal fans of President Barack Obama agree questions must be answered about the American response to the terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi September 11, 2012. Who ordered the military to “stand down” rather than go to the aid of embattled diplomats, staff and security? What was the thinking for such a decision? Why not save your own people? To Leftist loyalists, it is a central question.
This cuts to the core of all things Left. The “government knows best” crowd believes, as a matter of faith, that government will always provide the correct response. As President Obama has said of many things, “only government can solve this crisis” and Benghazi was a security crisis.
If the government is shown in Benghazi to have thrown away their own employee’s lives, and the life of the President’s Personal Representative in the name of domestic politics – who would ever want to work for or trust them in any crisis? Would you work for someone that would kill you to win an election? Oklahoma’s Senator Jim Inhofe will speak on this Friday at the Tulsa Republican Club.
The primary election for Tulsa City Auditor will be held June 11, 2013. Three candidates have filed for this nonpartisan office; Clift Richards-incumbent, Cathy Ann Criswell-former manager, and Joshua Steven Lewis. Tulsa Today invites all candidates to interview and spoke with Josh Lewis recently at a coffee shop near downtown.
Question: Why are you running for the position of Tulsa City Auditor?
Josh Lewis: I believe someone needs to do the job that is not being done. I enjoy my current job, but over the last four months I have researched this position. I have looked into what the auditor is supposed to do and measured that against what my last seven years of experience has taught me.
The race is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Veterans Park located at 21st and Boulder. Activities for this family event will begin at 6 p.m. featuring live music, a free “Kid’s Zone” and a variety of food and beverages. The Full Moon 5k Run is the largest night run in the state of Oklahoma and has established itself as a community‐wide event for the Northeast Oklahoma region. More than 2,500 participants are expected for this year’s event. The race is USATF sanctioned and certified and features a 5k Race/Walk and a 1‐mile family fun run along the Arkansas River.
The US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducts a hearing today with Foreign Service officers focusing on information turned over to the committee by whistle-blowers on the Benghazi terrorist attacks. Click here to watch the hearings live beginning at 10:30 CST.
Buck Sexton provides background and offers a compelling analysis under the headline, “Benghazi Revelations Today Could Obliterate Obama’s Credibility and Sink Hillary’s 2016 Ambitions.”
Sexton, former CIA officer assigned to the Counter Terrorism Center and Office of Iraq Analysis has also served as an analyst for NYPD Intelligence Division. Sexton has field experience in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa with a B.A. in Political Science from Amherst College. Sexton writes:
We may finally learn the truth about Benghazi. Eight months have passed since the September 11th attacks on the U.S. Mission there, but a moment of reckoning has come. The House Oversight Committee has brought forth whistle-blowers with direct and unique knowledge of the Benghazi attack and the Obama administration’s inept, dishonest response to it.
Today could be politically devastating for the president and his party. Or it could merely solidify that which we already know about the Benghazi debacle.