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Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (, a columnist for The Washington Times and host of Secure Freedom Radio, heard in Washington weeknights at 9 p.m. on 1260 AM.

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Articles by Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Tipping point on emasculating the Senate

Perhaps the imperative of checking Barack Obama's overreach has hit a tipping point when nearly every Senate Democrat objected Tuesday to giving him a blank check to negotiate trade deals. Published May 13, 2015

Walter Duranty, New York Times correspondent, center, at a luncheon given in his honor by the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents at the Hotel Lombardy in New York, April 16, 1936.  At left is Kenneth Durant, representative of TASS, Soviet news agency, and at right is A. Bernard Moloney, of Reuters, president of the association. (AP Photo/John Rooney)

Walter Duranty 2.0

In the 1930s, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent named Walter Duranty misled his readers about the true, horrific nature of Soviet communism. Published May 11, 2015

FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks in Nashua, N.H. Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. "Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw," Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of last week's debate and this week's vote. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Appalling GOP Senate 11

Eleven Republican senators voted Monday for Iran to get the bomb. Published April 29, 2015

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has accused former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of breaking the law by accepting foundation donations from foreign governments during her tenure at the State Department. (Associated Press)

Memo to Hillary: Fuggedaboutit

Hillary Clinton was not much of a New Yorker, even though she got to play one in the Senate for a time. Even she must be familiar, however, with a classic New York phrase: Fuggedaboutit. Published April 27, 2015

Armenian people living in Switzerland attend a rally to commemorate victims of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Turks hundred years ago, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Bern, Switzerland. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

It was and is jihadist genocide

One hundred years ago today, jihad was unleashed on the Armenian and other Christians of the Ottoman Empire. By some estimates, as many as 1.5 million people were murdered. Published April 24, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, answers a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 21, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Congress must stop enabling Obama's imperial overreach

Republicans arguably owe their majorities in Congress today to voters' fury last fall with Barack Obama's presidential – and increasingly anti-Constitutional and even imperial – overreach. Published April 22, 2015

In this Wednesday, April 15, 2015 image released by the U.S. Navy, a shooter launches an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 11, off the flight deck aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Fifth Fleet area of operations. he U.S. Navy has dispatched USS Theodore Roosevelt toward the waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Monday. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Van Nuys/U.S. Navy Media Content Services via AP)

Dump this Iran deal

If you thought the magnitude of Team Obama's abject capitulation to Iran on the latter's nuclear weapons program could not be exceeded, think again. Published April 21, 2015

A 'hostile' culture is leading Christians to leave the U.S. armed forces, The Washington Times reported. (Associated Press)

Mr. Obama, stop breaking our military

When Barack Obama first declared that he intended to "fundamentally transform the United States of America," most of us had no idea what he intended, let alone the breadth and implications of those transformative changes. Published April 17, 2015

In this Dec. 1, 2008, file photo, then-President-elect Barack Obama, left, stands with then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., after announcing that she is his choice as Secretary of State during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Hillary's disastrous foreign policy legacy

Hillary Clinton is running for president, in no small measure on the basis of her accomplishments as secretary of State. The trouble is, there's not much there there. Published April 13, 2015

President Barack Obama looks down at his notes during a bilateral meeting with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller at the Jamaica House, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Kingston, Jamaica. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

No blank check for Obama on trade

Next week, an institution once revered as "the world's greatest deliberative body" will be asked to foreclose its ability to have meaningful deliberations about what will, predictably, be a deeply flawed international trade treaty. Published April 9, 2015

The Barry University student who was suspended after recording an undercover video for James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has reportedly been named in a criminal complaint. (YouTube/Project Veritas)

Barry U punishes opponent of campus jihad club

James O'Keefe is an intrepid investigative reporter whose undercover videos have repeatedly exposed outrageous behavior – often forcing corrective actions. Published April 7, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Earnest answered questions about Iran and the various conflicts in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The lethal Iran deal Obama is piloting

The nightmarish story of a pilot locked alone in a cockpit and deliberately killing himself and his passengers by crashing his plane has just been seared into our consciousness. Published March 31, 2015

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged at Tuesday's hearing that 282 people have had to be kicked out of the amnesty program because of criminal convictions or gang ties that were later discovered. That was out of a population of more than 600,000 who were approved. (Associated Press)

Jeh Johnson's malfeasance

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday that "reading the Quran" reminds him of "quintessential American values." The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased. The rest of us should be alarmed. Published March 25, 2015

Amina Hassan, left, 11, of Grand Prairie, and Ayefa Klair, 10 of Irving, are faced with anti-Muslim protesters at the Texas Muslim Capitol Day in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Hundreds of Muslims from around Texas gathered for the Council on American-Islamic Relations rally and to talk to their representatives about legislation that's important to them.  (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

Thank you, Texas Mayor Van Duyne

A problem for states across the country became a public policy controversy in Irving, Texas, last week. Published March 24, 2015