Despite Hillary promise, foundation did not disclose donors . . . In 2008, Hillary Clinton promised Barack Obama, the president-elect, there would be no mystery about who was giving money to her family’s globe-circling charities. She made a pledge to publish all the donors on an annual basis to ease concerns that as secretary of state she could be vulnerable to accusations of foreign influence.
At the outset, the Clinton Foundation did indeed publish what they said was a complete list of the names of more than 200,000 donors and has continued to update it. But in a breach of the pledge, the charity’s flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together, stopped making the annual disclosure in 2010, Reuters has found.
GOP counters Obama rethink . . . President Obama’s angry reaction to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election has sparked outrage and fighting talk from Republican lawmakers who see it as sinking US-Israeli relations to a new low. Washington Examiner
Obama finally congratulates Netanyahu . . . Obama spoke by phone with Netanyahu on Thursday. The White House says Obama told Netanyahu the U.S. values its close security cooperation and longstanding partnership with Israel. Associated Press
Michelle racking up bills in Japan . . . First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to a Buddhist Temple in Kyoto is costing taxpayers nearly $80,000 for rental cars, according to a government contract. Washington Free Beacon
Iran has contemplated EMP attack against the United States . . . “Iranian military documents describe such a scenario — including a recently translated Iranian military textbook that endorses nuclear EMP attack against the United States . . . one nuclear warhead detonated at high altitude over the United States would black out the national electrical grid and other life sustaining critical infrastructures for months or years.” Newsmax
Petraeus: Iran the biggest threat in Iraq . . . “In fact, I would argue that the foremost threat to Iraq’s long-term stability and the broader regional equilibrium is not the Islamic State; rather, it is Shiite militias, many backed by — and some guided by — Iran,” Petraeus said in written comments to The Washington Post. Politico
That would be the very same Iran Obama is letting run freely through Iraq.
Democrats warns Obama not to end-run Congress on Iran . . . Republicans and Democrats alike will resist any attempts by the Obama administration to “sidestep Congress” in the pursuit of an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, the senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs committee warned a State Department official on Thursday. CNS News
Congress gives Obama an Iran-bill reprieve . . . After negotiating all week, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker and Robert Menendez, the committee’s top Democrat, said they will wait until mid-April before voting on legislation that would allow Congress to weigh in on a nuclear deal with Iran. Politico