ISIS Commander who “helped” girls

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Photo Sky News

A senior female commander from Islamic State has told Sky News she has no doubt that three London teenagers who crossed into Syria in February were groomed by a team of social media experts in Raqqa.

The woman, who calls herself Um Asmah and who defected from ISIS just days before the report, was the first person to contact foreign girls crossing the border.

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Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10K per month

Sidney Blumenthal

Sidney Blumenthal

Politico this week reported that Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, earned about $10,000 a month as a full-time employee of the Clinton Foundation while he was providing unsolicited intelligence on Libya to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the arrangement.

Blumenthal was added to the payroll of the Clintons’ global philanthropy in 2009 — not long after advising Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign — at the behest of former president Bill Clinton, for whom he had worked in the White House, say the sources.

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Oklahoma competes among top energy nations

Oil Oklahoma now rivals the world’s major energy producing countries, according to a ranking published today by API.

“This is what energy security looks like,” said API Vice President for Regulatory and Economic Policy Kyle Isakower, “Thanks to innovations in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, Oklahoma now outpaces eight of 12 OPEC nations in natural gas production. Rising domestic production has helped to reshape global markets and revitalize job creation here in the United States.”
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Chief Baker’s rush to compact

CherokeeHuntFishInviteAnalysis: Cherokee Principal Chief Bill John Baker this Friday has invited guests to witness as he signs away long-held Cherokee Nation hunting and fishing rights in return for giving the State of Oklahoma an estimated $300,000 to $500,000 per year by compact.

There is a planned committee meeting then a Council Meeting Thursday.  Invitations to a compact signing ceremony have been mailed for the Friday event, but details on the compact may not be fully or broadly known until it is law.

Former Principal Chief and candidate in the current race, Chief Chad Smith asserted in 2006 that based on the 1975 Menominee vs. US decision, holding a “blue card” is all the hunting and fishing license any Cherokee needs in the fourteen counties comprising the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma.

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Our waters are their waters

OkFarmPond1Updated: The Obama administration on Wednesday asserted its authority over the nation’s streams, wetlands and smaller waterways, moving forward with one of the most controversial environmental regulations in recent years in rules on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) which Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt promises to fight.

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works (EPW) released a response that asserts EPA Adm. Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary for the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy admitted the WOTUS rule is flawed, inconsistent, and ambiguous and promised to ameliorate and address the concerns of states, local governments and agriculture as the committee reviewed the rule in four subsequent hearings.
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