We cut the crust off the Internet sandwich so you don't have to.
ALL THIS NSA SURVEILLANCE AND YOU COULDN'T CHECK A FACEBOOK STATUS?
In the wake of the recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino, an Obama Administration failure while screening visa applicants has come to light. Immigration officials were reportedly not allowed to monitor applicants' social media accounts, something that Hillary Clinton condemned while speaking at a campaign rally on Tuesday.
As Carly Fiorina noted in last night's GOP debate, looking through someone's social media posts is fairly routine for employers vetting a potential hire ... just not for the government trying to protect us from terrorists, apparently.
The Washington Examiner reported:
"Our security professionals need to more effectively track and analyze ISIS' social media posts and map Jihadist networks, and they need help from the tech community," Clinton said during an appearance in Minneapolis.
"Companies should redouble their efforts to maintain and enforce their own service agreements and other necessary policies to police their networks, [identify] extremist content, and [remove] it," she added. "Many are already doing this. Sharing those best practices more widely is important."
Reports published on Monday indicated that the Obama administration had prohibited immigration officials from screening the social media of applicants, even after officials pushed for that policy to change in early 2014. It was also discovered that Tashfeen Malik, one of the perpetrators in a Dec. 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., had posted extremist content on her accounts before immigrating to the U.S. from Pakistan.
Washington Examiner: Clinton calls for immigration officials to screen social media posts
SALT OF THE EARTH (AND AMERICA)
Whether it's the gay wedding cake debate or Freedom from Religion's country-wide spree on high schoolers singing Christmas carols, religious freedom seems to be under heightened threat these days. First Amendment rights can't exist under progressivism's thumb, where any "wrong" perspective must be crushed by speech codes and fundamental religious beliefs are maligned as bigotry and hate.
David French at National Review has both a warning and a message of hope, reminding America that the church has long outlasted persecution and will not be fazed by liberal onslaughts.
National Review: The Left’s Attack on Religious Liberty Could Break America
GOP CANDIDATES YELLED AT EACH OTHER AGAIN LAST NIGHT
A few more bites:
“Screw that. No, way too soon. No support. I think it’s too soon. The body’s not even cold yet.” - Jennifer Lawrence to E! News when asked about the possibility of "Hunger Games" prequels
"Nobody in the party determines whether or not there's a brokered convention. The voters are going to determine whether there's a brokered convention. I mean, if someone goes into the, if no one goes into the convention with enough votes to be declared the winner, then it is a brokered convention. So you could make the case that a brokered convention does reflect the will of the people." - Carly Fiorina explains the brokered convention concept for the benefit of Ben Carson and Donald Trump, via the Washington Examiner
“Very excited to hit the road for @HillaryClinton in 2016. Iowa on Jan 9. and more stops announced soon! What does a STUMPER wear!?” - Lena Dunham announces her new post campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Iowa on Twitter, via The Hill