Major Clinton Foundation Donor Insists: Blogger Must Be Flogged

Hillary Clinton visits Saudi Arabia (AP)

The government of Saudi Arabia, one of the largest donors to the Clinton Foundation, has upheld the sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years imprisonment handed down against blogger Raif Badawi, who was convicted in 2012 of “insulting Islam through electronic channels.” Badawi’s crime was encouraging open debate on cultural and religious issues on his blog, the Liberal Saudi Network. The decision to uphold his sentence comes despite widespread international outcry:

Rand Paul Calls for Declassification of Congressional 9/11 Inquiry

Sen. Rand Paul calls for the declassification of the redacted pages at a press conference. / AP

Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) called in a press conference on Tuesday morning for the Obama administration to declassify information related to terrorism financing in a redacted section of a report from an inquiry conducted jointly by the Senate and House intelligence committees, becoming the most high-profile politician yet to join the declassification effort.

Clinton Foundation Donors Are Having a Bad Week

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It’s been a bad week for donors to the Clinton Foundation, the so-called charitable organization run by members of the Clinton political dynasty. Clinton Foundation donors who are currently dealing with adversity include:

While Hillary Clinton Refuses to Answer Questions About the Clinton Foundation’s Foreign Donors, Bill Clinton Hobnobs with Saudi Royalty in Morocco

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Hillary Clinton’s determination to ignore the press has led major media outlets to publish the hypothetical questions they “would have asked [her] if we had the opportunity.” Despite the mountain of troubling revelations concerning the Clinton Foundation’s relationships with foreign governments and shady oligarchs, Hillary’s only substantive response has been to dismiss them as “distractions and attacks.”

Al Qaeda Poses New Risk to Saudi Security Amid Yemen Turmoil

People ride on the back of a truck with their home's furniture as they move from a neighbourhood after an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition struck a nearby missile base, in Yemen's capital Sanaa April 23

SHARURA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – As Saudi Arabian air strikes have hammered Yemen over the past month, Riyadh’s Western allies are believed to have grown increasingly worried by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) taking advantage of the chaos to capture more ground.