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Who likes President Obama and voted for Donald Trump? Lots of people. - Washington Post via…
Yosemite, and President Obama, head into Virtual Reality - Washington Post
Washington Post: Watch President Obama call James Obergefell on the night of the Supreme Court’s…
President Obama's mosque visit spotlights a new generation of Muslim Americans - Washington Post
President Obama flinches from an easy decision on the gas tax - Washington Post: SalonPresident Obama flinches...
But as the Washington Post reported in July, males get paid 13 percent more than women in the Barack Obama White House: The White House has not narrowed the gap between the average pay of male and female employees since President Obama’s first year in office, according to a Washington Post analysis of new salary data. The average male White House employee currently earns about $88,600, while the average female White House employee earns about $78,400, according to White House data released Tuesday. That is a gap of 13 percent. In 2009, male employees made an average of about $82,000, compared to an average of $72,700 earned by female employees — also a 13 percent wage gap.
President Obama takes the host chair on Colbert and likes it - Washington Post
Washington Post: School reform can move beyond Common Core Posted on December 2, 2014 By Jennifer Rubin Republicans, thanks to President Obama, are more unified than ever on immigration reform: No on the order, pass a series of bills on border security, and then and only then address the 11 million…
protest leaders to meet with President Obama at White House Monday - Washington Post -
Spread the word: The time to defund is now. The Hill, New York Times, and Washington Post are all reporting that Speaker Boehner is "building support" for his favored response to President Obama's executive amnesty.and it isn't good. Boehner's plan appears to be (1) to call a vote on a symbolic rebuke of President Obama's amnesty, followed by (2) a vote to fund President Obama's amnesty. From the New York Times: "The proposal, presented by Speaker John A. Boehner, first calls for House Republicans to vote on a resolution proposed by Representative Ted Yoho, Republican of Florida, that says that the president does not have the power to take the executive action he took last month. The resolution, however, would largely be a way for House Republicans to express their displeasure with the president's immigration action. Mr. Yoho said that his measure would be a largely "symbolic message" if Senate Democrats do not take up his resolution, which they are unlikely to do." Yoho's bill is totally useless even if ...
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) last week compared net neutrality to Obamacare after President Obama announced his support for regulations to maintain net neutrality. In a Thursday op-ed for the Washington Post, Cruz painted rules that would keep Internet providers from offering two different speeds of service…
President Obama throws Mary Landrieu under the bus with Keystone XL veto threat President Barack Obama appeared to throw embattled Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu under the bus by issuing a veto threat against a bill that would authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, according to a Wednesday story in the Hill. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reiterated that the State Department was still reviewing the pipeline. The pipeline is also the subject of a court case in Nebraska, where it would traverse from the Alberta tar sand fields to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. The politics surrounding the Louisiana senate runoff seems to have provided a bi-partisan consensus that the Keystone XL pipeline must be approved immediately, according to the Washington Post. Examiner.comq
As the debate continues on how President Obama and the United States should handle the Islamic State, the Washington Post polled a group of political scientists on the effectiveness of airstrikes on I
President Obama wanted to play a round of golf on Labor Day weekend. Several … – Washington Post (blog)
President Obama still isn't big on Oval Office speeches - Washington Post (blog)
From the Washington Post website. Seems Washington has caught on to what we've been saying about them all along: The word from Foggy Bottom The State Department has added a new phrase to its diplomatic lexicon: “Complete crap.” It’s not the most artful term, but it really gets to the heart of an argument, doesn’t it? During the daily press briefing Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf was asked about an alleged transcript of a conversation between President Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that leaked Tuesday, wherein Obama says Israel needed to stop its military activities in Gaza. Both countries have been adamant that the transcript is a fake, saying it “bears no resemblance to reality.” Or, as Harf put it, “it’s complete crap.” The reporter begins to continue the question before laughing and asking, as if not sure he heard right, “complete crap?” “Complete crap, yes,” Harf said. “That’s a diplomatic term?” “That’s a technical term ther ...
President Obama holds his own on Zach Galifianakis Between Two Ferns - Washington Post
"Why the big mystery about who was responsible for shooting down the Malaysian airliner? The NSA collects trillions of pieces of information – so that they can 'protect' us from 'terrorists,' of course – so shouldn’t this agency have ALL the phone calls, e-mails, Internet communications, videos, picture post-cards, stained-glass windows, etc., etc. that [a] should have forewarned of this attack and, failing in this alleged purpose, [b] identify the culprits and the transactions that brought all of this about? President Obama, Wolf Blitzer, the gangs at Fox News, MSNBC, the New York Times, the War Street Journal, the Washington Post, and even John Mccain, want to know who pulled off this atrocity? NSA’s motto is 'collect it all,' so why won’t they share with the rest of us? Do we have to wait for another government whistle-blower to spill the beans?" says Butler Shaffer.
Transcript: President Obama's July 18 statement on Ukraine and Gaza - Washington Post
IMPEACHMENT? Are you f- kidding me? Charles Chamberlain, Democracy for Ameri You may not want to believe what I'm about to tell you, but it's something you need to take very seriously: If Republicans win control of the Senate this November, and the Tea Party increases its power in Congress, they will impeach President Obama. The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart is sounding the alarm -- and I agree with him: "I've said this before and I'll keep repeating it until the message sinks in for Democrats inclined to sit out the midterms: Obama is not on the ballot in November, but Obama is on the ballot in November. Democrats have it in their power to keep the Senate and save the Obama presidency from the all-but-certain asterisk of impeachment." If there is even a 10% chance that Jonathan Capehart is right, we have to do everything in our power to stop the possibility that the GOP will impeach the president -- a media circus that would have disastrous policy consequences for the final two years of the Obama A ...
USING THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS TO BUILD MORE FEMA CAMPS... President Obama has officially asked for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to handle the tens of thousands of Central American children who've showed up unaccompanied at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking entry and support. According to the Washington Post, "Administration officials said the request is part of a comprehensive strategy aimed at building more detention centers, adding immigration judges, and beefing up border patrols and air surveillance." Critics have blasted the president's request for focusing little on controlling the border and, instead, spending the bulk of the money on new Homeland Security facilities, as well as administration money to the Dept. of Human Health Services and other agencies to care for the refugee minors. While the White House insists these children will likely not be allowed to stay, there is little reason to think they will be sent home anytime soon -- and the detention centers would suggest long-term plans to hou ...
President Obama sounds ready to take on the big banks - The Washington Post
"President Obama will propose expanding a sanctuary first created by President George W. Bush. The proposal would affect the ocean surrounding the Pacific Remote Islands south and west of Hawaii. Under the proposal, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument would go from 87,000 square miles of protected ocean to 782,000 square miles of ocean that surround seven islands and atolls controlled by the United States, the Washington Post reports." Find out more via NPR.
If conservatives are furious about the Taliban prisoner exchange that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the members of Team Bush are absolutely frothing at the mouth. Writing in the Washington Post, former Bush speechwriters Michael Gerson and Marc Thiessen suggested that at best, President Obama does not have the attitude that "we will fight you as long as you fight us" and, at worst, "is surrendering to the Taliban." Echoing the demands of the likes of Allen West and Fox News regular Jeanine Pirro that Obama be impeached, President Bush's last Attorney General Michael Mukasey declared that the "wholesale release of dangerous people" would merit removal from office. While not surprising from people who have been advocating the impeachment of Barack Obama for five years, the statements are nevertheless more than a little ironic. After all, under President Bush more than 500 detainees were released from Guantanamo Bay. And when the Supreme Court upheld the habeas corpus rights of the U.S prisoners there in June 20 ...
The PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEF. JUNE 07, 2014 IMPORTANT… 1 STORY OF THE WEEK Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Sparks Controversy Many were surprised to hear that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been released by the Taliban in Afghanistan last Saturday. The case has generated controversy all week, from Republicans questioning the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees that enabled the swap to questions about whether Bergdahl was captured while trying to desert. He reportedly had a history of disappearing from his post and returning later. President Obama has defended the decision to free the 28-year-old, who is currently recovering at a military medical facility in Germany. Sources: NYT, Washington Post, BBC 2 COMING UP World Cup 2014 Opens in Sao Paolo The FIFA World Cup will officially begin on Thursday when the host, Brazil, kicks off against Croatia. President Dilma Rousseff will attend the game, although the tournament has been something of a thorn in her side. Despite their love of soccer, Brazilians have been frustr ...
President Obama, pumping iron - The Washington Post via he's good. Role model America.
The Washington Post reports that President Obama will visit North Dakota next month. What would you like him to see? I'm thrilled he is coming here to see a state that works! Am I normal or nuts?
Raiole latest in a long list of CIA station chiefs revealed to the media… Identities of CIA station chiefs are no big secret… Much ado is being made of the White House mistakenly releasing the name of the CIA station chief in Kabul to the White House press pool reporters who re-sent the list to some 6000 reporters. The email was sent during President Obama's surprise visit to Bagram airbase in Afghanistan… The email sent by The Washington Post's White House reporter Scott Wilson was later amended with the name of station Mike Raiole deleted. Critics of the Obama administration are attempting to make political hay out of the disclosure of Raiole's name. There was also a rather pathetic attempt by the corporate media, including the Washington Post, Reuters, and the cable news networks, to display a form of bizarre patriotism by congratulating themselves on withholding Raiole's name from publication or broadcasting… Some administration critics suggested that the revelation of Raiole's name was akin t ...
*** - The White House mistakenly outed the CIA's top official in Afghanistan after President Obama's slipped into Afghanistan over the weekend on a surprise trip to visit U.S. troops in the region. The White House passed along to the press the name of the CIA's station chief in Kabul on a list of senior officials attending a military briefing for President Obama during the trip. Reporters who accompany the president on his travels routinely must serve “pool duty” – the process of chronicling the president's movements and details of his daily interactions and remarks to write up and pass along to thousands of journalists, including foreign media. White House aides gave the journalist assigned to pool duty Sunday the list that inadvertently included the station chief's name. It's common for the White House to provide such list to reporters on pool duty but the names of intelligence officials usually are omitted. After the pool reporter, the Washington Post's Scott Wilson, emailed his report that inclu ...
At a fundraiser held in Chicago for Illinois Democrat Senator *** Durbin and other Democrat Senators, President Obama said that he faced a Republican Party that was anti-science, opposed women receiving equal pay for equal work, and wanted to stop kids from getting a good education. Obama appeared at the home of fundraiser Michael Polsky for a reception where ticket costs ranged between $1,000 and $35,000 per person–the latter included a photo with the President. His weekend of fundraising in the Windy City caused the Washington Post to say that Obama has “re-emerged” as the “fundraiser in chief.” …read more Source: Breitbart
As American Foreign Policy continues its long string of failures—not a series of singles and doubles, as President Obama asserted in a recent news conference, but rather season upon season of fouls and strikes—the question becomes: Why?   Why does the Economist magazine put a tethered eagle on its cover, with the plaintive question, "What would America fight for?" Why do Washington Post columnists sympathetic to the administration write pieces like one last week headlined, "Obama tends to create his own Foreign Policy headaches"?   The administration would respond with complaints, some legitimate, about the difficulties of an intractable world. Then there are claims, more difficult to support, of steadily accumulating of minor successes; and whinges about the legacy of the Bush administration, gone but never forgotten in the collective memory of the National Security Council staff.   More dispassionate observers might pick out misjudgments about opportunities (the bewitching chimera of an Israeli-P ...
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Sisi to Fox News ; Last August in an interview with Lally Weymouth of the Washington Post, Sisi sharply criticized America’s response to the army’s ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood, and accused the Obama administration of ignoring the Egyptian people’s will. By suspending aid and criticizing Morsi’s overthrow, he said, President Obama had betrayed Egyptians and “turned your back on Egyptians, who “won’t forget that.” Last week, by contrast, Sisi spoke fondly of his days at the U.S. Army’s war college and expressed hope that Egypt would evolve into a democracy similar to that of America and Great Britain. Morsi’s removal, he argued, was not the result of a military coup, but of a popular uprising against extremist Muslim Brotherhood rule – what Egyptians call their “second revolution” after the Arab Spring protests which forced President Hosni Mubarak from power in early 2011.
That's Some Good Sushi Right There. Even Dana Milbank from the liberal rag the Washington Post realizes Obama's trips are nothing more than vacations paid for by the taxpayers.excerpt President Obama landed in Japan on Wednesday night and delivered an important message on behalf of the American People. “That’s some good sushi right there,” he said. Indeed it was. The president had just dined at Sukiyabashi Jiro, where the Michelin three-star chef, octogenarian sushi master Jiro Ono, was featured in the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” Let’s hope Obama didn’t fill up too much during his 90-minute meal. He has three state dinners in his honor on the trip. The seven-day, four-country Asian tour promises to be an excellent adventure for the president. He’ll visit the Meiji Shrine in Japan and dine with the emperor. He’ll visit Gyeongbokgung Palace in South Korea and lay a wreath at the National War Memorial. In Malaysia, he will attend a “royal audience” and visit the National Mosque ...
In case you hadn't heard, yesterday when signing the Fair Pay Act, President Obama took a gratuitous grab for a laugh at the expense of dry cleaners by accusing us of gender biased pricing. In seguing from a discussion about gender neutral pricing under the Affordable Health Care Act, he said that 'next we'll talk about dry cleaners. I still can't understand why it costs Michelle more to clean her blouse than it does me." NCA was alerted to the remark by member Jack Musler, and immediately located the video on YouTube (on a link that was later classified as 'private'.) We contacted the White House, wrote a response and copied the leaders in the House and Senate. After seeing the blog post in the Washington Post, we then proceeded to release our response to other national media. Response from NCA below:
White House Mijn interview met PRI-BBC he World nu geciteerd in Washington Post President Obama: (Still) huge in Europe By Katie Zezima, Washington Post the Fix President Obama's trip last week underscored one thing: He's more popular abroad than he is at home. Crowds lined the streets of Brussels, The Hague and Rome to catch a glimpse of Obama's motorcade. The crowd watching Obama's speech at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels was described as "star-struck." Obama is so popular in the Netherlands, where he began his trip, that there's an Obama Club, PRI reports. Its members get together and discuss issues relevant to Obama's presidency, including Foreign Policy and diversity. "These countries in Western Europe are really Obama countries," historian Willem Post told the PRI radio show "The World." "I think that has to do with the fact that this is a U.S. president who calls himself a global citizen [and urges] diplomacy first." President Obama listens to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after the closin ...
I find it interesting that two scientific polls taken only two months apart can show radically different outcomes. On one hand the Fox News Poll shows that support for “Obamacare” is at its lowest level, with only 36% showing general approval. Yet on the other hand an ABC News/Washington Post Poll taken just last week shows support to be 13 points higher, polling more popular than those who oppose the law. I’m pretty sure that support for the law is increasing but not at this rate. It would be nice to hear an explanation from Nate Silver. Either way I’m thinking of a Capital Grill Steak. Fox News Poll was conducted by telephone with live interviewers January 19-21, among a random national sample of 1,010 registered voters (RV). Actual wording of the question was: Do you favor or oppose the new national health care law that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2010? 36% = Favor 59% Oppose 5% (Don’t know) However: This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conduc ...
Joseph Kony, the elusive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, believes himself to be the spokesman of God. (AP)AP President Obama is committing more military resources, including aircraft and special operations forces, to the hunt for notorious African warlord Joseph Kony. Early Monday, the White House confirmed a Washington Post report that the U.S. was sending "associated support personnel," and a "limited number" of CV-22 Osprey aircraft to assist local forces in their long-running battle against Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. Obama sent about 100 U.S. troops to help the African forces in 2011,statement from White House. Pals would this work out this this time round?
Executive Orders In his State of the Union address in February 2013, President Obama said this: “I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change .… "But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations," I WILL. I will direct my Cabinet to come up with EXECUTIVE ACTIONS we can take, now and in the future .…” The president is taking these types of actions with greater and greater frequency. Here is what the "Washington Post" wrote just a couple of days before the president’s address: “President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for *** and *** make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues. … “The moves underscore Obama’s "increasingl ...
President Obama is expected to permanently ban development on 1,665 acres of federal lands Tuesday, reports the Washington Post. The ban will take place on the Mendocino County coast in Northern Ca
President Obama nominated Robert Holleyman as deputy US trade representative. If confirmed by the US Senate, Holleyman will help lead the effort to pass the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Notably, Holleyman is a former lobbyist who led efforts to pass the Stop Online Piracy Act legislation, better known as SOPA, when he was leader of the Business Software Alliance. The SOPA debate (along with its sister legislation, PROTECT-IP, in the Senate) brought a spotlight on industry efforts to undermine Internet freedom through what many considered to be draconian intellectual property policy. Critics have pointed out, the leaked TPP documents relating to TPP negotiations reveal that the United States is seeking to resurrect portions of the SOPA bill through the TPP, namely, holding Internet Service Providers liable for hosting copyright infringement and extending the copyright life of certain corporate-owned copyrights. As Washington Post blogger Henry Farrell noted, the proposed TPP provisio ...
Just saying. Washington Post: Democracy “Receding” Around the World Under Obama Obama’s Foreign Policy is basically a joke, as Judge Jeanine Pirro recently pointed out on her show. Each time he has to deal with a crisis somewhere in the world, he just winds up making a bigger mess. We have lost faith in his ability to handle situations with finesse and have begun hoping he won’t wind up getting us blown up. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has predicted that Obama’s lack of Foreign Policy will have ramifications that echo around the world. America’s decisions have a ripple effect that cannot be ignored and we will pay the price. And now The Washington Post actually has something negative to say about President Obama. After saying that Obama’s Foreign Policy is based on “fantasy,” the Post has pointed out that global democracy is “receding” under Obama.
TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Crimea scheduled a referendum on whether it will secede from Ukraine and join Russia, but President Obama said it would violate international law and would not be recognized by the U.S. Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and others spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and Mitch Mcconnell brought a gun. Russia is pushing for the International Monetary Fund to go ahead with a 2010 set of reforms without U.S. approval. An ABC News/Washington Post poll puts Hillary Clinton far ahead of her possible Republican challengers in 2016, and shows that Jeb Bush's last name might be holding him back. But Bernie Sanders says he would be a better president than anyone else, including Clinton.
Mainstream Media outlets like CNN and the Washington Post are encouraging racism, and racist attacks on President Obama, by falsely reporting that Ted Nugent's latest hate speech was an apology to the president.
Beyonce Has Secret Love Affair with President Obama, Claims Viral French Media Report: Hoax or Real—Truth Revealed A shocking claim by a French paparazzo hit the web claiming a secret love affair between the U.S. President, President Obama and "Drunk in Love" singer Beyonce. French media reports making absurd claims went viral, leaving readers in shock. According to the reports, French photographer Pascal Rostain made such absurd claims alleging Queen Bey having an affair with President Obama. The claims also included that the leading American newspaper The Washington Post will soon break the news in a story about President Obama and Beyonce's alleged secret love affair. In an interview with a French journalist Jean-Marc Morandini, the French photographer Pascal Rostain commented: "You know, at this moment, in the United States, there's something huge which is about to happen,' Mr Rostain told interviewer Jean-Marc Morandini. Indeed, it will come out tomorrow in the Washington Post. We cannot say that i ...
AFSCME National/Politics Obama to Raise Minimum Wage Under Federal Contractors PETER BAKERJAN. 28, 2014 New York Times, President Obama plans to sign an executive order requiring that janitors, construction workers and others working for federal contractors be paid at least $10.10 an hour, using his own power to enact a more limited version of a policy that he has yet to push through Congress. The order, which Mr. Obama will highlight in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night, is meant to underscore an increasing willingness by the president to bypass Congress if lawmakers continue to resist his agenda, aides said. Related: Washington Post: Democrats hope Obama’s State of Union speech will be start of populist agenda Politico: Steve King rips SOTU executive order What The AFL-CIO President Wants Out Of The State Of The Union AFL-CIO BuzzFeed, January 27, 2014 at 1:15pm EST Jacob Fischler AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wants President Barack Obama to address income inequality, immigrant ...
Janet Yellen refuses to discuss the role gender has played in her career, not even to tease President Obama for accidentally calling her “Mr. Yellen.” So the Washington Post went ahead and described all of the women-only headaches Yellen endured on her path to becoming the first female chair of...
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So in the aftermath of the president's speech, we find out that not only were parts of his speech straight up plagiarism from a 2007 Bush speech, but he also told some level 4 whoppers: From Allen West via Glenn Kessler (Fact Checker for the Washington Post) So let me just come out and say it. I see Obama as a pathological liar. Hardly a surprise, considering he was awarded the “Lie of the Year” for 2013. Obama is definitely keeping Washington Post Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler, in business. In fact, Kessler offered up these little morsels from last night. “The more than eight million new jobs our businesses have created over the past four years.” Yes, about 8 million jobs have been gained since the lowest point in 2010 but the number of jobs is still about 1.2 million lower than when the recession began in December 2007 – before he took office. I’m also amazed President Obama never addressed the real unemployment situation in America. He never mentioned all the Americans who have been forced t ...
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Much of the media is adopting Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's description of former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' forthcoming memoir as a damning critique of President Obama -- a narrative undermined by Woodward's own description of the book's contents.
POLICE STATE USA . On Thursday [12/28/2014] President Obama signed into law the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a sweeping defense policy bill, which includes some improvements in terms of civil liberties and human rights on its previous two iterations. However, a number of provisions — as in the 2012 and 2013 NDAAs — should keep civil libertarians concerned. As a notable improvement, NDAA 2014 includes a provision that Obama called a “welcome step” toward fulfilling his longtime promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The bill relaxes regulations that have held up the transfer of detainees out of the detention center. The defense act also includes provisions aimed at intervening in the epidemic of sexual assault in the U.S. military. But, as the Washington Post noted, “it stops short of the broad reforms that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and other advocates have been calling for.” While legislative movement on Gitmo’s closure is necessary, it is insufficient. As ...
By Cheryl K. Chumley⁠ -The Washington Times, Monday, November 4, 2013 President Obama was overheard bragging to administration aides about his ability to kill people with drones, a new book about the 2012 campaign season that’s due for release on Tuesday claimed. The president’s specific words: I’m “really good at killing people,” authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann write in “Double Down: Game Change 2012,” The Daily Mail reported. They get their claim from a Washington Post report that buries the statement as a brief anecdote in an article, in which the president is described as speaking to aides about the drone program and then making the claim. The White House hasn’t responded to the book — but a spokesman did indicated on Sunday talk shows that the president hates information leaks. “I haven’t talked to him about the book,” said adviser Dan Pfeiffer on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “I haven’t read it. He hasn’t read it. But he hates leaks.” Mr. Obama’s rep ...
Senate Confirms Jeh Johnson as Secretary of Homeland Security The Senate confirmed Jeh Johnson 78-16 to be the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Monday evening. As DHS Secretary, Johnson will be responsible for ensuring the border is secure, enforcing immigration laws within the U.S., and managing a massive administrative system that issues documents and immigration benefits to millions of foreign nationals entering the U.S. each year. While Johnson's biography suggests he has some national security experience, he appears to lack any experience on immigration. (See news reports by ABC, the Washington Post, and Christian Science Monitor) As the Pentagon's chief lawyer under Obama, Johnson oversaw programs related to the legality of U.S. drone strikes, the closing of Guantanamo Bay Prison, and the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. (Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 18, 2013) News reports suggest President Obama's appointment of Johnson, a longtime Democrat dono ...
Why was President Obama criticized at Nelson Mandela memorial? On Tuesday December 10th 2013 President Obama, along with his wife Michelle Obama. Were being criticized at the Nelson Mandela memorial in "South Africa". Information was leaking from the New York Times and the Washington Post stating the two were being innapropriate during one of the ceremonies. One photo showed the President taking a photo with another woman also known as one of his staff. I like to say it's perfectly natural they didn't do anything that pointed a negative response like we say the media always wants to trash our leaders in order to make a name for themselves. Former Presidents, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were at the memorial and they didn't say or mentioned anything that would of offended them. "It's pure politics" that's all we have to say about this there is nothing else to describe it that's all it is.
OBAMA AND ISRAEL The Most Anti-Israel President in American History Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said in 2010, “Israel’s ties with the United States are in their worst crisis since 1975 ... a crisis of historic proportions.” Author and scholar Dennis Prager concurred, “Most observers, right or left, pro-Israel or anti-Israel, would agree that Israeli-American relations are the worst they have been in memory.” In the spring of 2011, David Parsons, spokesman for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, said: “There's a traditional, special relationship between America and Israel that Obama is basically throwing out the window in a sense.” David Rubin, a U.S.-born Israeli author and an expert on the Middle East, put it this way: “President Obama is very harmful for Israel and very dangerous for the future of Judeo-Christian civilization.” The author and economist Thomas Sowell asserts that Obama's relationship with Israel has been consistent with the president's pattern of “selli ...
In reversal, Obama says he lived with uncle By Maria Sacchetti | GLOBE STAFF DECEMBER 05, 2013 President Obama acknowledged on Thursday that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than a year ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting. Their relationship came into question on Tuesday at the deportation hearing of his uncle, Onyango Obama, in Boston immigration court. His uncle had lived in the United States illegally since the 1970s and revealed in testimony for the first time that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was here illegally and fighting deportation. On Thursday, a White House official said the press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Globe that they had no record of the two meeting. This time, the press office asked the president directl ...
Benjamin Netanyahu is not a man to be taken lightly . He is a warrior and a leader with few peers . Barry Soetoro disrespects Israel and thumbs his nose at Netanyahu because Muslims hate Jews ! America must support Israel they will take out Iran's nuclear capability , this must happen or our greatest ally ( Israel ) will cease to exist and the Muslim Hoardes will continue the genocide of white Christians ! If Obama doesn’t have Israel’s back, why do American Jews have Obama’s? November 30, 2013 at 2:31 pm During Hanukkah, the American Jewish community remembers the victory of the Maccabean army led by Judah Maccabee against the invading Hellenic army, the restoration of the Holy Temple and the miracle of the oil in the 2nd century BC. I don’t think President Obama cares much for Jewish history but he probably should, especially before calling PM Benjamin Netanyahu. During a phone call between Obama and Netanyahu last week, the president reportedly asked Netanyahu “to take a breather from his cla ...
' The Washington Post! ' Republicans have only themselves to blame for Reid’s ‘nuclear option’. November 21. ' If the Founding Fathers could see the Senate after today’s vote by Senate Democrats to prohibit filibusters of most presidential appointments, they would, of course, be appalled. ”What are all these women doing here?” they would ask. But as for the filibuster reform, they’d wonder what all the fuss was about. There is no mention of the filibuster in the Constitution. Until very recently in U.S. history, filibusters were rarely used. Half of all filibusters of executive-branch nominees have occurred under President Obama, and it was obvious from the first day of his presidency that Republicans would use the tactic to hamstring the government and block Obama. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, then, had every right to push for changes to filibuster rules four years ago, when GOP use of the filibuster was already out of control. But instead, Reid offered deal after deal to Senate Repu ...
Since taking office, the Obama Administration has eroded the enforcement of U.S. immigration law through a series of prosecutorial discretion and backdoor amnesties. For more information, read FAIR's timeline of President Obama's Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement. Speaker Boehner Declares No Conference House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) finally declared last week that he had no intention of pushing the lower chamber into a conference committee with the mass senate amnesty bill. "The idea that we're going to take up a 1,300-page bill that no one had ever read, which is what the Senate did, is not going to happen in the House," Boehner said at a press conference. (Washington Post, Nov. 13, 2013) "Frankly, I'll make clear, we have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill," he continued. (Politico, Nov. 13, 2013; see also video clip) Boehner's leadership team echoed his commitment. A spokesman for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) told Brietbart News, "The Leader agrees with the ...
Dana Milbank, Washington Post, compared President Obama to his predecessor, President Bush. Almost spit my tea out in shock and disbelief. Good thing he made it clear that ACA situation bears little resemblance to the Iraq War.
THE White House Office of the Press Secretary _ EMBARGOED UNTIL 10:00 AM ET SUNDAY, November 3, 2013 President Obama Joins Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuliffe For Celebration Of The Affordable Care Act WASHINGTON – Today, just over a month since the Administration launched HealthCare.gov, President Obama joined Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuliffe for a campaign event in Arlington, Virginia. McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is a friend of the President ’s and a long-time supporter of his legislative priorities, including the Affordable Care Act. Excerpts From Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama Sunday, November 3, 2013 Hello Virginia! Are you all fired up or what! Let me hear you! Now, I know you’re fired up for me, but I’m talking about m y good friend, Terry McAuliffe. Let’s hear it for Terry! I’m here today because Terry has always had my back — alright maybe not in 2008 — but ever since then. He’s been a vocal suppo .. ...
Bill Maher is a Putz but at least he is not as Lonney as Wasserman an Rob Rhiner. Bill Maher shuts down Wasserman Schultz: ‘Come on. . . that is a lie’ November 2, 2013 by Michael Dorstewitz 129 Comments Bill Maher had to correct Democratic National Chair and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz when she insisted that President Obama did not lie when he repeatedly told the public that “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” “It was a bad week for the president, let’s be honest here,” Maher said on HBO’s “Real Time Friday. “We’re not like them, we don’t live in the bubble. It was a bad week. It looks like he [the president] told a lie. I think he kinda did,” he said before throwing out his question. “Is a lie justified if it’s for something good?” he asked. “And if he hadn’t told that lie, could Obamacare have been passed?” Wasserman Schultz, who has a reputation for living in an alternate reality, maintained Obama didn’t lie. “It was not a lie, ...
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"On Saturday, as the shutdown drama played out on Capitol Hill, President Obama played golf at Fort Belvoir in Virginia." — Washington Post, Sept. 28, 2013
President Obama will not take the blame for anything his administration does. Of course, he’s the first to take credit even when there’s no credit to take. How many times have we heard President Obama tell the American People that he was unaware of what’s been going on? He didn’t know about Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal, spying on journalists, Benghazi, NSA spying on foreign leaders, or that people could lose their insurance once the so-called Affordable Care Act kicked in. Even the liberal media are beginning to grow anxious that their political messiah is turning out to be a fraud. Here’s an example from Chris Cillizza who writes for the liberal Washington Post: “In response to reports that the National Security Agency had spied on world leaders — including Germany’s Angela Merkel – the response from the White House was a now-familiar one: President Obama didn’t know about it. “NSA chief Keith Alexander ‘did not discuss with President Obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intellig ...
Politicians care about many things, one of them is what is being printed in the major newspapers and national media. If the editorial sections of the major newspapers, LA Times, NY Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, began receiving volumes of letters to the editor asking them to pay attention to this situation, maybe then someone in Washington would begin to take notice. No matter what you think of President Obama personally, THE ANIMALS NEED HIS SUPPORT. He just returned from Africa and took a strong stand to protect the endangered species there. Please respectfully ask him to do as much for our Grey Wolf and all endangered animals here. Please check out the event and please write a letter. There is information on how to write a letter, BUT: THE GOAL ISN’T TO GET PUBLISHED THE GOAL IS TO SHOW HOW MANY PEOPLE LOVE WOLVES, AND THAT WE ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING THEM. WE NEED PRESIDENT OBAMA TO PERSONALLY TAKE A STAND TO DEFEND THE NATURAL WILDLIFE OF NORTH AMERICA. Please use facts and sample letters ...
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Don't Cut Social Security: With eyes now turning toward a new budget committee, some liberals are worried about President Obama's proposal to cut Social Security. "The president is wrong on this issue, and I hope he rethinks it." Sen. Bernie Sanders, member of the new budget committee, told The Wall Street Journal and KPAM-AM in Portland, Ore. "The president is about to run into a major base problem if he tries to do this," said Rep. Keith Ellison, co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, referring to using the new formula, the chained consumer-price index, to determine benefits. "My advice to him is: Don't do it." Sanders Calls Out Deficit Hypocrites: Sen. Sanders on Saturday offered a glimpse of how he might tackle the budget. "The hypocrisy is extraordinary. When it comes to Medicaid, we just can't afford to provide health insurance to our children [but] when it comes to going to a war that we never should have gotten into [in Iraq], no problem ...
To prove this please read the Washington Post Oct 13 page A 19 (Bad choices on Egypt) and the Washington Post Wed Oct 16 page A12 (In Egypt an effort to draft a general). CLERALY El-cc is stealing Egypt money for his own greedy agenda. President Obama tends to describe Egypt as a distasteful conflict between an autocratic military and its secular supporters and the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, which won democratic elections but is intolerant and anti-Western. That view is aggressively reinforced by Cairo’s de facto authorities, who have flooded Washington in recent weeks with a parade of English-speaking spin doctors, all arguing that Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, leader of July’s coup, saved Egypt from a theocratic dictatorship. How, then, to explain people like Ayman Nour? A secular, pro-democracy dissident for a decade before the 2011 revolution, Nour mounted a quixotic campaign for president against strongman Hosni Mubarak in 2005 — and spent three years in prison for his trouble. Now Nour is in ex ...
Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart writes about the irrational fear of President Obama
UNBELIEVABLE NEWS, REGARDING THE ECONOMY. Something spectacular is going on... President Obama, (who just appointed Janet Yellen as Fed Chairperson), took Lawrence Summers' advice instead of Yellen's, when he tore Nanci Pelosi a new *** over the phone, regarding the debt-limit. How do I know that President Obama just tore Nanci "the heroin dealer" Pelosi a new *** Two clues: 1.  The boys and girls at Mexican Intelligence just published an article about the phone-call in "El Sol de México", and... 2.  The Washington Post completely omitted commenting about it. THAT is how I KNOW it's TRUE.  PLUS, there is A THIRD CLUE, (as foreshadowed above)... 3.  What Obama has requested from that treasonous *** Pelosi, is, VERBATIM, the economic advice that Lawrence Summers just published today in the Washington Post... So, even if the Golden-Dawn-controlled House Democrats forced Yellen on America, remember that Obama wanted Summers for Fed Chairman, and not that zionist-secularist *** Yellen.   So, ...
Is Fear of Default Over the Debt Limit Just Hype? Moody's Offers a Different View on Debt Limit [The entire article as published in the Washington Post is below] "One of the nation’s top credit-rating agencies says that the U.S. Treasury Department is likely to continue paying interest on the government’s debt even if Congress fails to lift the limit on borrowing next week, preserving the nation’s sterling AAA credit rating. In a memo being circulated on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Moody’s Investors Service offers “answers to frequently asked questions” about the government shutdown, now in its second week, and the federal debt limit. President Obama has said that, unless Congress acts to raise the $16.7 trillion limit by next Thursday, the nation will be at risk of default. Not so, Moody’s says in the memo dated Oct. 7. ” We believe the government would continue to pay interest and principal on its debt even in the event that the debt limit is not raised, leaving its creditworthiness intact, ...
Charles Krauthammer, the conservative writer for the Washington Post who I used to call the "Obama one man wrecking crew" posted this recently regarding recent Republican stupidity: “Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, the GOP insurgents are threatening to shut down the government on Oct. 1 if the stopgap funding bill contains money for Obamacare. This is nuts. The president will never sign a bill defunding the singular achievement of his presidency. Especially when he has control of the Senate. Especially when, though a narrow 51 percent majority of Americans disapproves of Obamacare, only 36 percent favors repeal. President Obama so knows he’ll win any shutdown showdown that he’s practically goading the Republicans into trying…This is about tactics. If I thought this would work, I would support it. But I don’t fancy suicide. It has a tendency to be fatal.”
Henderson did not mention that he is an Organizing for Action volunteer. He was also an activist with the Democratic Party. A media report about Henderson from the Washington Post did not mention either of these facts, choosing instead to describe Henderson merely as “a student at Chattanooga State University who lives across the state border in Flintstone, Ga. (population: 3,456). He describes himself as a supporter of President Obama who has anxiously awaited Obamacare's rollout.” UPDATE: Henderson now tells the Washington Post he didn't enroll after all. According to the Post's Sarah Kliff: "I spoke with Chad over the phone about this situation. He told me that he has indeed not purchased coverage but doesn't believe he was lying. He said he told reporters that he completed an application for coverage and knows what plan he would like to purchase, but has not, as of yet, enrolled in that insurance plan."
THIS JUST IN...The Connecticut mother who was gunned down by police yesterday after ramming a White House barrier with her young daughter in the car thought President Obama was stalking her, law sources said today. Investigators have found indications that Miriam Carey suffered delusions due to a history of mental illness, NBC Connecticut reports. Last night her mother revealed the 34-year-old has suffered from postpartum depression since giving birth to her daughter Erica last year. These revelations are the first clues as to what led a seemingly happy dental hygienist to snap and drive her Infiniti luxury sedan 270 miles from her home in suburban Stamford to Washington, DC - where her rampage put the nation's capital on lock-down Thursday. Scroll down for video Authorities said the single-mother had a 'history of mental illness' but did not elaborate. Carey's 18-month-old daughter Erica - who was in the back seat - was not injured, despite the Secret Service and U.S. Capitol police firing up to 15 shots ...
Any US Military Action In Syria Would Be Tantamount To Treason By: Ulysses Arn (Diary) | August 27th, 2013 at 05:07 PM | 9 RESIZE: AAA AP-Image-Syria-620x413Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution states that, “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” As much as the interventionist in both parties want the US military to take action against the Assad regime in Syria for its use of chemical weapons any military action our country might take would give aid and comfort to the Al Qaeda fighters that infest the Syrian rebel movement and would therefore be treasonous. Of the build up to military action in Syria the Washington Post reports: President Obama is weighing a military strike against Syria that would be of limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for Syria’s use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent, while keeping the United States out of deeper involvement in that c ...
Have We Heard This Song Before? The new face of the clerical regime ruling my homeland, Hassan Rouhani, sought to speak directly to the American People through a recent opinion piece in The Washington Post. Rouhani's op-ed was less pointed and arguably more subtle than some others that have made waves in recent weeks because - unlike Russia's Vladimir Putin writing recently in The New York Times - the smiling cleric who succeeded the much-vilified Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cares intensely what Americans think about him. Rouhani's proposed "constructive interaction" depends on it. Rouhani argues for the need to constrain the U.S. from launching the military strikes against Syria that President Obama indicated Washington would consider as punishment for that country's use of chemical weapons against its own citizenry. Equally important, though not mentioned by Rouhani, is the clerical regime's desire to end the sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy. The Iranian regime has been Syria's Bashar al-Assad's fore ...
ok, check out these sources. Do you think they would be lying? Washington Post? Reporters, Americans React to Obama’s “Hot Mic” Faux Pas “This was definitely the worst ‘hot mic’ incident I’ve ever heard,” said reporter Dave Boyer of the Washington Times. “I’ve heard a lot of politicians say candid things when they’ve thought no one was listening, but this takes the cake. (Obama’s) comments were very insulting and shocking.” David Cornhole of the far-Left Mother Jones magazine was even closer to Obama and concurs with Boyer’s accounts…as well as with President Obama. “Now this is the Obama we should really be hearing each Independence Day, not a president feeding us all the usual ‘USA-rah-rah-rah’ b.s.!” said a gleaming Cornhole After Obama’s speech and accompanying overheard complaints. “Every year we have to hear about how great our country is and what a blessing that it was founded, and what a great bunch of guys the Founding Fathers were, instead of the racist, ...
3 July 2013 Last updated at 01:30 ET President Obama's post-revolution dilemma in Egypt By Kim Ghattas BBC News, Washington Continue reading the main story Egypt changing Egyptians frustrated amid row Q&A: Where is Egypt heading? Year of crisis Egypt voices: Morsi one year on The scenes in Egypt are eerily reminiscent of the revolution that deposed Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. From the throngs of people on the streets of Cairo demanding the ouster of a leader to the Egyptian military carefully manoeuvring to stay on the side of the people, a defiant Egyptian president saying he rejects domestic or international dictats and will not step down and an American president urging him to listen to his people. And for Washington the dilemma is the same again: stability or the will of the people? With one key difference - unlike Mubarak, Mohammed Morsi was chosen by the people, in June 2012, in an election that was considered free and fair, albeit close. Another difference are the posters held up by the protest ...
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Mainstream Journalist: Obama is Scary 06/24/13 We are so used to the Mainstream Media pulling for Obama that it becomes news when one strays from the pact. George Will asks if President Obama's second term is scary. And he brings up the following points: His second term is full of scandals. Obama's big government is repulsive. He is arguing for curbing global warming despite the fact that science suggests warming has stopped. Some of what he says is meaningless. George Will has an opinion piece on the Washington Post: (h/t Collapse.com)
New York –- President Obama faced questions Monday in Tanzania about an explosive cover story out of Germany based on documents obtained by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
"From the Washington Post's Robert Barnes: "The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will decide next term whether President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority by making appointments while the Senate was on break last year." Connie Schultz "The case at hand involves Obama’s appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), but the broader issue concerns the power that presidents throughout history have used to fill their administrations in the face of Senate opposition and inaction."
.June 19, 2013. .Obama's Road Trip: .Running Away From Responsibility .What a *** It is a well-known axiom of presidential politics that when things aren't going well at home, chief executives go abroad. With his presidency beset by a wave of scandals -- from the shocking politicization of the IRS to damaging national security leaks to his declining job approval ratings, President Obama fled town this week for a European tour. Surely, his once-legendary popularity abroad would give him a much needed boost at home. But Obama found that the political climate wasn't much better there than it was back here. Not only did the nasty scandals follow him overseas, but he found that he wasn't the rock star he was in his hey-day. Indeed, a Gallup poll in March found public approval of U.S. leadership in Europe had plummeted 11 percentage points since his first year in office, to 36 percent. Half of that decline was in the past year alone. "Europe's love for Obama fades," a Washington Post headline blared Monday ...
Michelle's Next Trip: Most Expensive Trip in World History 06/17/13 The Obamas are planning to go to Africa this month. Turns out it is going to be the most expensive trip in world history and that is after they canceled a very expensive safari they planned. Michelle already ran up a bill the last time she went to Africa, they know no bounds. I guess they finally realized how bad that looked. Of course not enough to cancel the trip altogether. $100M to go to Africa. What happened to the sequester, I thought we were trying to save money? Why doesn't he go to Africa after his term is over so it won't cost as much money? Washington Post: When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will ...
The Washington Post claims access to classified POTUS travel docs ... ***So... How should America feel about this? While the White House is still closed to visitors due to lack of money, the Presidential family will be vacationing (oh wait - official visits) in two different obscure countries... What are the names of these obviously important countries that necessitates such an expenditure as 60 to 100 MILLION Dollars? Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania??? Are you kidding me? $100 Million to send our POTUS and his family on a trip to SubSaharan Africa. Is there anything there worth spending $100 million on to get him and his family over there? ---Washington Post - Major resources needed for Obama Africa trip- President Obama will travel to sub-Saharan Africa and the price tag for the trip clocks in between $60 million to $100 million. The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig got access to classified documents outlining the trip. Update: The White House has cancelled the safari for this trip. . Hundreds ...
As Obama moves forward on climate, he faces a tough political task. A pair of fundraisers just 90 minutes apart in the San Francisco Bay Area last week laid bare the competing forces of politics and policy that President Obama is grappling with as he prepares to unveil a slate of major initiatives on global warming in late June or in July. Washington Post [Registration Required]
PRISM is a "Special Source Operation" in the tradition of NSA's intelligence alliances with as many as 100 trusted U.S. companies since the 1970s.[1] A prior program, the Terrorist Surveillance Program, was implemented in the wake of the September 11 attacks under the George W. Bush Administration but was widely criticized and had its legality questioned, because it was conducted without approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).[13][14][15][16] PRISM was authorized by an order of the FISC.[7] Its creation was enabled by the Protect America Act of 2007 under President Bush and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which legally immunized private companies that cooperated voluntarily with US intelligence collection and was renewed by Congress under President Obama in 2012 for five years until December 2017.[3][17] According to The Register, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 "specifically authorizes intelligence agencies to monitor the phone, email, and other communications of U.S. citizens fo ...
Elisabeth Anne Baker Lyndon LaRouche PAC Snowden Revelations Have Just Begun The devastating revelations by former CIA and NSA contractor Edward Snowden have just begun, according to senior U.S. intelligence sources familiar with the case. These reports conform with statements made by Guardian writer and civil libertarian Glenn Greenwald, whose 12-minute interview with Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel last week indicated that there were many more revelations to follow. In fact, sources indicate that other whistle blowers have also come forward with further evidence that the Bush and Obama administrations have been illegally spying on innocent American citizens for years — and have repeatedly lied to Congressional investigators when asked about the illegal surveillance programs. According to one source, President Obama really put his foot in his mouth when he came out in a press conference immediately after the Guardian and Washington Post revealed the Prism mass surveillance program, by claiming that the sn ...
If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said in 2009, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place. This line was creepy enough coming from one of President Obama's confidants and fundraisers. It takes on added weight now that the Washington Post and t...
Options Anne Woodworth-Bassingthwaite On December 17, 2009, U.S. Tomahawk missiles and incendiary cluster bombs rained down on the tiny Yemeni village of al Majala, killing 21 children, 14 women, and 6 men, and burning all the homes and their contents. The government of Yemen falsely claimed responsibility. Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye disproved that claim.[1] Shaye reported on the carnage, including photographing missile parts labeled "Made in the United States." He reported on subsequent U.S. strikes in Yemen, working with the Washington Post, ABC News, Al Jazeera, and other outlets.[2] Shaye is in prison in Yemen for the "crime" of journalism at the insistence of President Obama.[3] Click here to join us in telling both Obama and the government of Yemen to free Shaye. While the U.S. government was searching for U.S. citizen Anwar Awlaki to kill him, Shaye repeatedly tracked him down and interviewed him. These were tough and serious interviews, with Shaye asking Awlaki how he could possibly ...
Introduction What are the Prospects for LDS Members in Congress? Now that Mitt Romney has become the presumptive Republican candidate for President of the United States – the buzz word du jour is “Mormon Moment.” Everyone is using the term. In my favorite newspaper, the Washington Post, the phrase is everywhere and discussion of Mormons is frequent. Just a few: “The Mormon moment is now” – April 16, 2012, (a wire story from LDS journalist Peggy Fletcher Stack); “Mitt’s Mormon Moment” – May 7, 2012, (a Post report about Romney being asked about restoring the constitution and trying President Obama for treason, and responding with: “I happen to believe that the Constitution was not just brilliant, but probably inspired”); and even an oped by Michael Otterson, managing director of Public Affairs for the Church, “More than a ‘Mormon Moment,’” – March 15, 2012
Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post's 'Fact Checker,' revisits President Obama's claim that he called the attack in Benghazi "an act of terror" the day after it happened -- and gives it Four Pinocchios: During the campaign, the president could just get away with claiming he…
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Some of the President Obama's own supporters are doubting his political powers and ability to get something done in Washington in his second term. Dana Milbank in the Washington Post writes: "It's the president's job to lead, and to bang heads if necessary, regardless of any "permission structur...
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Out of President Obama's sequestration doomsday predictions, the one which best encapsulates what famed Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward described as "madness" involves illegal immigration. And it is no laughing matter.
The Sun Too Will Rise   President Obama foisted the controversial sequester plan on a much weakened Republican Party in 2011, as they accepted the plan in return for Obama's promise not to pursue further tax increases. But, being a demagogue and pathological liar, Obama once again sought to increase revenues as part of any deal in 2013 to avert the $44 billion in spending cuts scheduled to occur from March 1, 2013; Obama claims the cuts equal $85 billion, because these Progressive Democrats always count on future proposed spending, and just as Washington Post investigative journalist Bob Woodward asserts, Obama is always "moving the goal posts."   Ironically, Obama initially engaged in the worse kind of subterfuge, as he attempted to blame Republicans once again for all sorts of manufactured calamities that he swore would befall America if the sequester was activated... the same sequester Obama, Jack Lew and congressional relations chief Ron Nabors created. Obama has recently called the auto ...
Aneesh Chopra to run for Virginia Lieutenant Governor via Washington Post: (7/12/2012) Aneesh Chopra, the nation’s first chief technology officer, will announce Thursday that he is running for lieutenant Aneesh Chopra. Chopra, a Democrat who was secretary of technology under former governor Tim Kaine, left the White House in January as he began to move seriously toward his first run for elective office. Since then, he has raised more than $500,000 through the federal Innovate Virginia Fund, a large sum for an unannounced candidate. The money can be transferred to a state account. Chopra has been trying to build up support among Democratic activists and campaigning for his two former bosses — Kaine (D), who is running for U.S.Senate this year — and President Obama, who will face a tough fight in the swing state of Virginia. No other Democrat has announced for Lieutenant Governor yet but former delegate Paula Miller of Hampton Roads has said she is considering it. Several Republicans have already gott ...
+Here is what the Wall Street Journal Said Today: Obama's Pelosi II Strategy The Washington Post reveals the real second-term priority. Old Washington hands have been scratching their heads about the start of President Obama's second term, with its aggressive liberal priorities and attacks on Republicans. Whatever happened to governing? Well, the answer arrived this weekend as the Washington Post reported that Mr. Obama's real plan for the next two years is returning Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker in 2014. Columnist Dan Henninger on President Obama's conception of the economy and the place of government and the private sector. "The goal is to flip the Republican-held House back to Democratic control, allowing Obama to push forward with a progressive agenda on gun control, immigration, climate change and the economy during his final two years in office, according to congressional Democrats, strategists and others familiar with Obama's thinking," reports the Post, which is hardly hostile to the President. Th ...
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Newsmax TV that President Obama wants to “defame” Republicans so he can win the House in 2014 and have “free rein” for two years to impose his left-wing agenda. Gingrich also maintains that Obama had “dramatically exaggerated” the consequences of the sequester, but says it will take several years before Democrats and Republicans resolve their differences on the budget. The veteran Georgia lawmaker was first elected to the House in 1978 and served as speaker from 1995 to 1999 before announcing his retirement. He unsuccessfully sought the GOP presidential nomination last year. His latest book is “Victory at Yorktown.” In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, Gingrich was asked about assertions from some Republicans that Obama is seeking to destroy the GOP. “Destroy is too strong a word,” he says. “He would not mind if the Republicans stayed around as an irrelevant minority. But he certainly wants to break the House Republicans. He wants to set ...
President Obama's lies about the sequester were so disgusting even Washington Post's Glenn Kessler had to give it 4 pinnochios. Dirty stuff.
Budget; Farm Bill; Livestock Production; and, Trade Posted By Keith Good On March 4, 2013 Budget Issues Zachary A. Goldfarb reported in Saturday’s Washington Post that, “President Obama acknowledged Friday that deep federal budget cuts are here with no end in sight, an outcome that he warned would harm the economy but said he lacked the power to stop. “A final attempt to find common ground with congressional leaders at a White House meeting proved fruitless. The president continued to press for higher taxes as part of a deal, and Republicans continued to refuse — clearing the way for $85 billion in cuts this fiscal year and $1.2 trillion over the next decade. “The reductions, which Obama formally ordered late Friday, are likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future. There had been speculation that they might be adjusted later this month, when lawmakers must agree on a new deal to fund the government or risk a shutdown. But Obama made clear Friday that he would seek to avoid a shutdown ev ...
Will Washington Stand Up for Woodward? “Color me a little baffled. I don’t understand this White House. Do you?” -- Bob Woodward of the Washington Post talking to Politico about an effort by the Obama White House to discredit his reporting on the president’s budget negotiations. There was something very quaint about Bob Woodward’s concern about the attacks he’s been receiving from the Obama White House. Here’s what Woodward told Politico: “I think if Obama himself saw the way they’re dealing with some of this, he would say, ‘Whoa, we don’t tell any reporter ‘you’re going to regret challenging us.’ ” Woodward assumes that if only President Obama knew about the nastygrams and threats and attacks from his team the president would step in and rein in his over-eager staffers. If only Obama knew! Woodward, once celebrated by Democrats for yanking down Richard Nixon’s imperial presidency, now seems puzzled by the doings of the current and even more imperial Obama presidency. Team ...
Obama Sequester Friday continues... Illinois Sequestered! Impact Would Be Deep, Wide, Ironic From the Beechwood Supporter 03/01/2013 "The White House on Sunday detailed how the deep spending cuts set to begin this week would affect programs in every state and the District, as President Obama launched a last-ditch effort to pressure congressional Republicans to compromise on a way to stop the across-the-board cuts," the Washington Post reports. Illinois, according to the White House, would lose $33.4 million in primary and secondary education funding; $6.4 million in clean air and water funding; and services to approximately 2,700 children enrolled in Head Start, among other cuts. While that's bad enough, a Beachwood analysis has found the White House left out a whole lotta stuff, including: * Pat Quinn only allowed to describe Illinoisans as "good," not "good and true." * CPS forced to use 1965 textbooks instead of 1982 textbooks. * Chicago police chief Garry McCarthy only allowed to introduce one new str ...
As important as the sequester may turn out to be, it has been far more interesting to watch the strategies and debates surrounding it this week.  Some things obviously have remained the same.  The President has spent the last few weeks making speeches talking about how terrible it will be for everyone if we allow these automatic cuts in the growth of spending to go into effect, rather than meeting with congressional leaders to try to work out a plan to avert them.  He has also continued his tactic of demonizing Republicans, while claiming to be the one who is committed to bipartisanship.  There has, however, been a glimmer of good news - about the news, no less.  Although some media outlets have chosen to attack Bob Woodward, rather than take his arguments seriously, the debate about his column in the Washington Post last weekend calling President Obama to task for being disingenuous about the origins of sequestration and for "moving the goal posts" on the issue has actually caused a number of outlet ...
Hobbs' Friday Flash Points BOB WODWARD VS PRESIDENT OBAMA Veteran journalist Bob Woodward, a man who rose to fame nearly 40 years ago for his reporting of the Watergate scandal during Richard Nixon's presidency, has developed a reputation ever since for his insightful chronicling of both Republican and Democratic presidencies. With one of the pervasive right wing narratives being that the media is "liberal," and with many on the right having never fully forgiven Woodward for his part in crumbling Nixon's presidency, it comes as somewhat of a surprise to see right wing politicos and pundits backing Woodward in the latest political drama that pits the pundit against the president following Woodward's op/ed in last Sunday's Washington Post in which he suggested that the sequester that is to take effect today and could cause government layoffs and lack of paychecks for government employees, was President Obama's idea and that the president's insistence on new taxes is tantamount to "moving the goal posts" wit ...
A story getting too little press (pun intended) is that Bob Woodward essentially called President Obama out and ruined his deceitful narrative about this sequester. When the president read in the Washington Post, of all places, that he was being called out by the most famous reporter in the land for his fibs and stretchers (a president would never actually tell a lie) about who should be blamed for sequestration hysteria, he could hardly believe it. There, before his very own eyes and in black and white, Bob Woodward was citing chapter and verse with the proof that the sequester originated under Barack Obama’s roof. Truth will out, but it’s not supposed to will out in the president’s own house. This destroyed Mr. Obama’s No. 1 talking point, that the sequester is a Republican ploy. This could not stand. Soon Bob Woodward got a blistering telephone call from an enraged Obama aide, followed by an e-mail from “a very senior person,” telling him that he would “regret doing this.” He didn’t s ...
For anyone following it Bob Woodward created the drama. . . any guesses why? POLITICO this morning obtained a fascinating email exchange last week between Bob Woodward and Gene Sperling, President Obama's economic adviser. Woodward had told us and CNN's Wolf Blitzer yesterday that a senior White House official - whom he didn't identify - had emailed him to warn he would "regret" questioning administration statements on sequestration. Woodward -- author of the bestselling "The Price of Politics," about 2011's failed quest for a grand bargain -- was reaching out to the official in advance of an opinion piece by Woodward in Sunday's Washington Post. One White House official, after reading Sperling's email and Woodward's reply, was surprised by Woodward's response in the interviews, given the "incredibly friendly" tone of both emails. --From: Gene Sperling ... To: Bob Woodward ... Feb. 22, 11:52 p.m.: "Bob: I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. My bad. I do understand your problems with ...
I can’t believe how President Obama is trying to inflict pain through the sequester to turn the public against conservatism and balancing the budget. This week, his administration released thousands of illegal immigrants and claimed the sequester made him do it. A few weeks ago, he did not send a needed aircraft carrier to the Middle East, blaming that on the sequester too. Liberal reporter Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, referring to the aircraft decision, said, Obama is exhibiting a “kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time.” When a liberal suggests Obama is going mad, you know the country’s in trouble.
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OUCH From the Washington Post - This prompted Woodward to go over his notes and interviews once again, to make sure he had gotten it right. “After reviewing all the interviews and the extensive material I have on this issue, it looks like President Obama told a whopper,” Woodward said. “Based on what Jack Lew said in Florida today, I have asked the White House to correct the record.” We had been wavering between Three and Four Pinocchios. But in light’s of Lew’s decision to doubledown on Obama’s claim, we agree it’s a whopper. Four Pinocchios
Fresh off of the heels of the media complaining about their lack of access to President Obama and his golf outing with Tiger Woods and with Chris Wallace complaining that his was the only Sunday show where the new White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough refused to make an appearance last week, the panel on their Saturday joke of a media watchdog show, Fox News Watch, decided to continue on with the carping with a good portion of the jeering done by one of their faux Democrats, Kirsten Powers. It appears that this is just a rerun of the what the viewers were treated to on the same show last week, where, as News Corpse took note of, we were hearing some very similar complaints out of the same culprits: Fox earned a ninth place showing by having been called on for questions fourteen times. That is only two fewer nods than CNN and the New York Times received. And if Fox can be described as having been shunned, then the Washington Post, USA Today, and NPR were victims of blatant and deliberate neglect since ...
This is from the Washington Post - not exactly a right-wing rag: Obama’s sequester deal-changer By Bob Woodward, Published: February 22 Bob Woodward (woodwardbis an Associate Editor of The Post. His latest book is “The Price of Politics.” Evelyn M. Duffy contributed to this column. Misunderstanding, misstatements and all the classic contortions of partisan message management surround the sequester, the term for the $85billion in ugly and largely irrational federal spending cuts set by law to begin Friday. What is the non-budget wonk to make of this? Who is responsible? What really happened? The finger-pointing began during the third presidential debate last fall, on Oct. 22, when President Obama blamed Congress. “The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed,” Obama said. “It is something that Congress has proposed.” The White House Chief of staff at the time, Jack Lew, who had been budget director during the negotiations that set up the sequester in 2011, backed up the president two d ...
Reporter Bob Woodward today penned a piece in the Washington Post confirming his previous reporting that despite misleading statements from President Obama and former White House Chief of Staff – and Treasury nominee – Jack Lew, the White House is
The White House is fighting back against an assertion by the Washington Post's Bob Woodward that President Obama is "moving the goal posts" by asking that tax revenue be included in a deal averting the sequester cuts. Woodward argued in an op-ed that the initial agreement creating the…
Perpetually fuming about President Obama, Sean Hannity widened his rant Wednesday night on Fox News and condemned the "lapdog, kiss *** media" that allegedly lets Obama have his way. Echoing the same attack, Karl Rove wrote in the Wall Street Journal this week that "Mr. Obama is a once-in-a-generati...
Subject: Dishonoring the Corps; COULD THIS BE TRUE?- I have looked and looked for any and all search sites (i.e. Snopes, Truth/Fiction and others) and no where can I find a rebuttal to this. It is unbelievable!! Dishonoring the Corps; Marines in inaugural parade... had bolts removed... from their rifles Written By: Bob - Feb• 09•13 ( see photo below) Dishonored and disarmed: Bolts are clearly missing from these Marine rifles during President Obama’s inauguration parade. This is an unmistakable insult to the honor of the Marine Corps. David Codrea has revealed that President Obama has so little regard for the United States Marines risking their lives under his command life that they were forced to dismantle their already empty parade rifles for his second inauguration parade. This is nothing less than a slap in the face of the Corps: “Didn’t know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps ...
Washington Post editor Bob Woodward pushed back on Fox News political analyst Karl Rove's attempt to blame the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester on President Obama.
Background: Nugent’s greatest hits: Nugent on President Obama's supporters: "Pimps *** & welfare brats & their soulless supporters have a president to destroy America." [11/7/12] Nugent on women: "What's a feminist anyways? A fat pig who doesn't get it often enough?" [VH1, Behind the Music Remastered: Ted Nugent, 1/30/12] Nugent on President Obama: "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." [Washington Post, 4/17/12] Nugent on African-Americans: "See, I'm a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally ... because I have the audacity to speak the truth to identify the violations of our government." [Christian Science Monitor, 4/18/12] Nugent on the Civil War: "Because our legislative, judicial and executive branches of government hold the 10th Amendment in contempt, I'm beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War. Our Founding Fathers' concept of limited government is dead." [Washington Times, 7/6/12] Nugent .. ...
In a recent interview with The New Republic, President Obama claimed that he goes *** shooting "all the time" while at Camp David. But a source who said he has been to the retreat on a half-dozen visits with the president said that's not the case, Fox News reported Wednesday. "The only time he shot *** was for President's Cup," the unnamed source told Fox News, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the president's Marine guards. "I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn't leave fast enough." The source told Fox that shooting *** "is very hard." "Especially for someone not used to guns ... He couldn't have been more uncomfortable," the source said. Complicating matters is a report at the Washington Post fact-checker that noted Obama's silence on his alleged fondness for the sport. "In these suspicious times," Glenn Kessler wrote, Americans "would like to see some evidence." But so far, no evidence -- not even a real photograph -- has emerged. Recently, the New Repub ...
First it was General Wesley Clark, then Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Wilkerson, who spoke of a coup having taken place inside the U.S. Clark called it a "policy coup"; Wilkerson called it "worse than a coup." Now Chuck Hagel's quote to President Obama, reported by Washington Post, speaking of the Pentagon or President's role as Commander-in-Chief: “We don’t control it. You must question everything, every assumption, everything they” — the military and diplomats — “tell you. Any assumption 10 years old is out of date. You need to question our role. You need to question the military. You need to question what are we using the military for.”
The long national nightmare has come to an end. President Obama's unremarkable, unimpeachable remark that he enjoys *** shooting at Camp David so nonplussed Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler that he could not believe the President's own words, or even his own eyes. On Monday, Kessler fina...
It seems strange that a photo of President Obama firing a shotgun, the last thing you’d expect from an anti-gun President, would surface just hours before the murder of a former U.S. Navy Seal and author of American Sniper. Was this professional hit on Chris Kyle a subtle symbolic warning from the White House that Obama won’t let anyone live who tries to upstage him or his policies of the New World Order? This may sound crazy, but are the people and organizations behind the New World Order, which former Senator Chuck Hagel mentioned to Obama in Bob Woodward's article in the Washington Post on Thursday, deliberately killing off our heroes as a warning to others that may eventually try to defend the "Old Order” of national sovereignty?
Video on msnbc.com: E.J. Dionne, columnist for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about the likelihood that immigration reform will make it into law given the extent of agreement that already exists between President Obama's plan and what the Senate has produced.
Good writing on the Harry Reid filibuster reform betrayal, from Nation of Change (nationofchange.org). I think we need to get rid of Harry Reid ASAP. Harry Reid and company used rhetorical flourishes about filibuster reform as a smokescreen to hide the shameful fact that they had no intention of fixing a rule that makes impossible to get any measures President Obama backs (and we voted for) passed. Senate Democrats have no desire to change the rules. As things stand, they can pretend to care and blame the filibustering Republicans for inaction. But don't take my word for it: Exhibit A – From the Washington Post: "Senate leaders reached a deal Thursday that keeps the chamber’s long-standing, 60-vote threshold for halting a filibuster but streamlines some of the chamber’s more cumbersome procedures. ... [Senate Majority Leader Harry] Reid and [Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell are presenting the draft proposal to their caucuses Thursday afternoon, and if they get a positive response, the changes c ...
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llow: Elections 2012, Eat The Press, Mitt Romney, Campaign Ads, Elections 2012, Video, Campaign Ad Watch, Factchecking, Glenn Kessler, Litigation, Mitt Romney 2012, Mitt Romney Jeep Ad, Romney Jeep Ad, Stuart Stevens, Politics News Here's a weird little story in the world of the Fact-checking Industry that doubles as a 2012 election year coda. Former Romney campaign strategist Stuart Stevens wants the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler to take another look at the "Four Pinocchios" Kessler gave a late-stage campaign ad from the Romney camp that claimed, among other things, that President Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China," and, in response, "Mitt Romney will fight for every American job.” The coupling is key, because it let the ad take a generically true fact -- Jeeps are going to be built in China -- and add some cheap demagoguery by implying that "American jobs" were thus at stake. The matter caused a minor kerfuffle when it was aired, and Chrysler had to take pains ...
Information worthy of deeper thought, a quote fro the Washington Post: "In 2011, according to the Pew Forum, the United States became an officially pluralistic religious country for the first time in its history, with no single faith tradition claiming the allegiance of 50 percent of the population. Overtly Judeo-Christian understandings of God are no longer adequate to address and include all of America’s people. President Obama is the first president who, as a Christian person, has to speak to and for the new communities of American faiths."
President Obama takes the oath of office, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts (Marvin Joseph/Washington Post)
Now for the Republican response to the inauguration of President Obama. This from the Mother Jones site: Sure enough, the Fox News commenters seem distinctly unhappy with this speech. Brit Hume is complaining that the economy is still terrible. Chris Wallace says Obama didn't reach out to conservatives at all. Bret Baer thinks it was basically a challenge to Republicans not to try and mess with the welfare state. Megyn Kelly says that even the Washington Post thinks Obama is too liberal. And so far, we've only heard from the relatively moderate wing of Fox pundits. I can hardly wait to see what Karl Rove and Sean Hannity have to say about it. UPDATE 2: Now they're chattering about whether it's OK to say that Beyonce is an attractive woman. UPDATE 3: Now they're back to arguing that Obama is the real obstructionist, not Republicans.
World The Associated Press Gun control issue sets off fresh debate over role of children in politics Washington Post - 1 hour ago The move by the White House on Wednesday to feature four children at President Obama's gun-control news conference set into motion a new debate over the role of young people on the political stage. NDTV Algeria troops surround Islamists holding hostages Zee News - 14 minutes ago Algiers: The Algerian Army on Thursday surrounded a natural gas complex where Islamist militants have taken dozens of people as hostage. Telegraph.co.uk helicopter crashes in central London The Australian - 56 minutes ago Video; Video; Video; Image. Helicopter crashes in central London. Helicopter crashes in central London, killing two, after hitting a crane on the roof of a high rise building. Business Recorder Pak SC order: govt to file review petition, PM convenes allies meet Hindustan Times - 43 minutes ago Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has convened a meeting of coalition parties t ...
“I guarantee you, we’ll get [gun control] done by the end of January.” That’s what Vice President Joe Biden told Bloomberg pal and Mayors Against Guns co-founder Thomas Menino during their phone conversation last week . . . With anti-gun fervor raging in the national media, gun-grabbers are determined to strike while the iron is hot. You know what’s at stake. The Feinstein Gun Ban and bans on magazines holding more than ten rounds are two radical measures anti-gun propagandists constantly tout. Those are bad enough. But now the Washington Post says President Obama isn’t stopping there and instead will pursue a “broad gun control agenda” with the help of big business. Already, bailout recipient Bank of America -- just months after loaning President Obama’s reelection campaign $15 million in cash -- has frozen one law-abiding gun maker’s account! The Obama administration is playing hardball and they’ll use any means necessary to get their way. So if you and I are serious about protecti ...
Washington Post: NRA’s new ad calls Obama ‘elitist hypocrite’ : "The National Rifle Association released a new video on its Web site Tuesday calling President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for having Secret Service protection of his daughters at school but saying he was “skeptical” about installing armed guards in all schools. The NRA’s provocative, 35-second video is as harsh as any attack ad in a political campaign and illustrates how emotionally charged and personal the debate over gun control is becoming. “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a deep-voiced narrator asks. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? Mr. Obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security.” A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The video takes issue with Obama’s comm ...
Former Sen. Jim Demint, hero to the overlapping Tea Party and Religious Right wings of the Republican Party, was kindly granted space by the Washington Post to tell us what he plans to do in his new job at the Heritage Foundation. The most revealing thing in DeMint’s Washington Post column is his use of a thoroughly debunked lie that Republicans tried to use against President Obama in last year’s campaign. Says DeMint of President Obama, “He disabled welfare reform last year, when he took away the work requirements that were at the heart of that law’s success.” That false claim earned politicians like Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum “Pants on Fire” ratings from Politifact and similar ratings from other Fact Checkers.
An alleged threat against President Obama has brought the scrutiny of the U.S. Secret Service down on a resident of Clinton Township, Mich. A Comerica Bank employee told local police that he overheard the 57-year-old man tell another customer on Jan. 2 that he wanted the president to be assassinated...
World NEWS.com.au 116 killed, 235 injured as four blasts rock Pakistan Xinhua - 1 hour ago Four blasts rocked Pakistan Thursday, leaving at least 116 people killed and 235 others injured. • Out of the four blasts, three hit Quetta while another hit a preaching center in Swat. CBS News Obama jokes about Jack Lew's signature Washington Post - 59 minutes ago President Obama joked about Jack Lew's illegible signature after he announced his nomination of the current White House Chief of staff for Treasury Secretary. New York Times Syria Denounces UN Envoy as 'Biased' New York Times - 6 hours ago BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syria's government appeared to distance itself from further engagement with the special peace envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League on Thursday, declaring him “flagrantly biased” even as his efforts aimed at a political ... The Hindu Ailing Chavez misses own inauguration bash Times of India - 6 hours ago CARACAS: With cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez hospitalized in Cuba, thou ...
According to the Washington Post's Philip Rucker, President Obama is committed to moving quickly on gun violence legislation. Reported as good news, in truth this carefully projected haste and urgency ought to be regarded -- and would be reported, by a media that did not have a stake in leftist auth...
Richard Cohen of the Washington Post is calling out both Speaker Boehner and President Obama as we near the fiscal cliff. Cohen mocks Boehner for scuttling a vote on his Plan B after tea partiers refused to support any tax rate hike, even for true millionaires. And Cohen asks why the President is golfing in Hawaii instead of arm twisting back in DC, as he says Lincoln and LBJ would have done. Others say any likely compromise will just be a band-aid -- especially when it comes to spending, entitlements and mounting debt. Some even suggest Democrats want to go over the cliff so Republicans get the blame, and the President can then lower taxes (to current levels) for the 98% You say...?
Does anyone doubt that Corporate Cartels control our Government? Newsflash: President Obama out-raised Governor Romney in the last election. Unless "po folks" sent him a billion dollars in campaign contributions-it's safe to conclude he owes a whole lotta rich folks favors. The cartels campaign contributions are how they ensure their interests are the chief concern of our leaders. Now the legendary reporter Bob Woodward of the Washington Post has obtained a copy of a 2011 tape of News Corporation CEO, Rupert Murdoch's emissary offering General David Petraeus cash & the full support of the News Corporation if he turned down President Obama's offer to the head of the CIA & instead ran for President against him. This raises the question of-what did Mr. Murdoch expect in return? The deal was that the Petraeus campaign would be bankrolled by Murdoch & his allies, that Roger Ailes, the head of the Fox News would resign & be his campaign manager, & that Petraeus would be backed by the News Corporation's media em ...
URGENT UPDATE - December 18, 2012: We are re-sending this very urgent action alert because of reports that President Obama is caving to unreasonable Republican demands, just as we feared. From this morning's Washington Post, describing the president's latest offer to Speaker Boehner: "Obama also gave ground on a key Republican demand -- applying a less-generous measure of inflation across the Federal Government. That change would save about $225 billion over the next decade, with more than half the savings coming from smaller cost-of-living increases for Social Security beneficiaries." Don't let the president or Republicans get away with balancing the federal budget on the backs of the most vulnerable in our country! The wealthiest have spent decades siphoning off the vast bulk of the nation's GDP for their own benefit, leaving middle-class and lower-income families behind. The Republicans are happy to continue this injustice. Don't let the president go along with them! From National NOW. [The reduction w ...
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has offered to take the debt ceiling off the table for one year, the Washington Post and CBS News reported Sunday, marking a major breakthrough in the speaker's fiscal cliff negotiations with President Obama.
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Polls look pretty decent these days for progressive positions. The new Pew Poll for the Washington Post shows that most Americans blame the congressional Republicans for the "fiscal cliff" fiasco. Still, fully 27% of our fellow citizens must be getting their information from Hate Talk Radio and Fox. They tell pollsters if we go over the so-called "fiscal cliff" December 31, it will be the fault of the most compromising figure in American politics since Henry Clay. The Post posits that the numbers "explain why Republicans privately fret about the political dangers of going over the cliff, while Democrats are more sanguine about the prospect... Republicans are well aware of where the public seems ready to put the blame if no deal on the cliff is reached. It’s why House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-OH) offered a counterproposal Monday to the one President Obama laid out last week. Simply letting stalemate stand for the next 10 to 14 days is unacceptable to Republicans who know they have to do everything they ...
A lil somethin I found about hostess. No one wanted President Obama doin bailouts but now petitioning the White House to Nationalize the twinkie...gimme a break! DENVER (MarketWatch) -- It's time to stop lamenting the Twinkie and do something. The Washington Post just ran a "eulogy" for the cellophane-wrapped snack cake. The Chicago Tribune ran a "requiem." The New Yorker raised the question "Who Killed Twinkie?" Twinkie gougers are taking advantage of such reports, asking exorbitant sums for Hostess Brands products on Internet auction sites such as eBay. There's now a proposal on the Whitehouse.gov petition site titled "Nationalize the Twinkie industry." It reads: "We the undersigned hereby request Barack Obama to immediately nationalize the Twinkie industry and prevent our nation from losing her sweet, creamy center." Much more than our nation's sweet, creamy center is at stake. Perhaps that's why a federal bankruptcy judge in White Plains, N.Y., on Monday suggested Hostess and its striking bakers go ba ...
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 15, 2012 BY RGRENELL Susan Rice’S UN RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF… Most reporters haven’t been following Ambassador Susan Rice’s performance at the United Nations since her appointment in January 2009. To many journalists, Rice’s misleading interviews on the five Sunday Shows the weekend after the 9/11/12 terrorist attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were one of the first times they had heard from her. To veteran Foreign Policy observers, Rice’s shameful performance that Sunday was one of many blunders over the last four years. Rice’s refusal to answer questions about why she blamed the Benghazi violence on a YouTube video was met yesterday with a feisty defense from President Obama saying don’t blame Rice because the White House sent her out to do the Sunday Shows. The “stop picking on Susan” retort from the president looked like a big brother defending his little sister on the playground. It was an odd moment for a woman wanting to be Ame ...
From Gilberto Hinojosa: You have to wonder what Thanksgiving is like in Governor Perry’s house. What does he think about as he sits in his warm, state-subsidized, government housing? Does he give thanks for the Republican Party's ability to ceaselessly embarrass Texans? Or for the Washington Post listing him as the worst candidate of 2012? Is he grateful for all of the right-wingers who signed the petition to secede from the union? Does he give thanks for transvaginal ultrasounds or his state-paid salary? Does he express gratitude for the Tea Party legislators who want to waste millions drug testing unemployment recipients? Or for his ability to reject 124 billion dollars of Medicaid expansion? I bet he gives thanks for Hardin County’s Republican Party treasurer, Peter Morrison, for calling voters of color who backed President Obama “maggots.” Before Perry asks, “can you pass the cranberry sauce,” he likely thinks with gratitude about the five billion dollars cut from public education, and the ...
Crybaby Rich Boy: Typical "out of touch" comment by the Republican Nominee 2012 ..this is from the Washington Post, NOT some unknown source on the internet : Mitt Romney is blaming his loss in the Presidential Election on “Obamacare” and other “gifts” he says President Obama handed out to African Americans, Hispanics and other core supporters, according to news reports Wednesday. HE LOST! GET OVER IT MITT AND PAY MORE TAXES!
The Petraeus scandal and President Obama: (Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post assures its readers that “...
1.) A Petraeus *** spiracy Theory -- To date, there hasn't been a particularly good theory on how President Obama would have gained electorally by keeping the news of now-former CIA Director David Petraeus sexual indiscretions secret until after the election, if he indeed knew about them, which is far from certain. But the ever perceptive Charles Krauthammer proffered a theory Tuesday that, if true, would make Obama's tie to the scandal quite sinister. TheDC's Jeff Poor reports: "On Tuesday night’s 'Special Report' on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer suggested that Federal Government officials may have leveraged former CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair to influence what he told Congress about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya. 'I think the really shocking news today was that Gen. Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job [after the affair was discovered by federal investigators],' Krauthammer said. ... '[H]ere’s a man who kno .. ...
WOW! The former Lt. On a gun boat in Vietnam who spent 6 months and received more medals than Audi Murphy of World War 2 fame is being considered for. According to an article in the Washington Post, Sen. John Kerry -- yes, this one -- is reportedly under consideration to be the next defense secretary. Additionally, the Post reports that Susan Rice is under consideration for the position of "secretary of blaming terrorist attacks on YouTube videos": President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus, yes old David the shagger and lier for the President who is running from his part of Libya. Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassado ...
Washington Post reports President Obama is considering Senator Kerry for Secretary of Defense and Susan Rice for Secretary of State.
In the Washington Post, David Ignatius details the decisions President Obama will have to make on China, Iran, Afghanistan, and the Middle East in his second term. He writes:
MSNBC: President of the National Urban League, Marc Morial, the Washington Post's Ezra Klein, Margaret Carlson from Bloomberg View, and CNBC's Donny Deutsch talk about the need to solve the major issues of America in President Obama's second term and Marc Morial points out that on bipartisanship and finding a solution to the fiscal cliff, "it takes two to tango."
A call for President Obama to change course on education - Washington Post (blog): Atlanta Journal Constitution ...
ABC White House senior adviser David Plouffe shot back at Karl Rove this morning on “This Week” after the former top aide to President George W. Bush  told the Washington Post that Hurricane Sandy gave President Obama a political advantage just days before the Presidential Election. “I think Karl Ro...
Even Karl Rove knows it over. VOTE OBAMA-BIDEN GOP strategist Karl Rove, who called the race for Republican Mitt Romney a few days ago, now says Hurricane Sandy helped President Obama and caused the Romney campaign to "stutter" in its message on the economy. “If you hadn’t had the storm, there would have been more of a chance for the Romney campaign to talk about the deficit, the debt, the economy. There was a stutter in the campaign," Rove told the Washington Post on Friday. "When you have attention drawn away to somewhere else, to something else, it is not to his advantage.” He characterized the stutter as a "subtle disadvantage" but said the storm has had a significant impact on the race. "It’s the October surprise. For once, the October surprise was a real surprise," he told the Post. Rove, Former Senior adviser and Deputy Chief of staff to George W. Bush, said the president "has temporarily been a bipartisan figure this week. He has been the Comforter-in-Chief and that helps."
In last week of campaign, Obama gets good luck and good news Ezra Klein / Washington Post 6:21 AM In campaigns, timing can be everything. And the Obama campaign has picked a good time -- the very last days of a close campaign -- for an extraordinary run of good news and good luck. In the good news bucket is the high marks President Obama received for his handling of the Sandy superstorm. According to the latest Washington Post/ABC News Poll, 79 percent of voters say the president has done a "good' or "excellent" job responding to the storm. Among those voters is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who made national news with his praise of the president. Further extending the White House's string of good headlines was the endorsement of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who said he was moved by Sandy to endorse the candidate with a better plan to address catastrophic climate change. That took one more day of headlines away from Mitt Romney, who had been laying low during the storm but was back on the campaign ...
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Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell speak with the Washington Post's Bob Woodward about the U.S. embassy attack in Libya and the recent divide between Israel's Netanyahu and President Obama.
President Obama comes to work, conducts a few conference calls on Hurricane Sandy, holds a press conference, and later travels to New Jersey to survey the damage caused by the storm. In doing so, he performs a job expected of him as president. Obama But does this qualify, as the Washington Post declared today, as Obama’s “commander-in-chief moment”? Did the president really pivot “from candidate to commander-in-chief,” as the Huffington Post says? Not at all. The ever-friendly media are rushing to the aid of Obama on an issue where he needs all the help he can get. Obama lacks credibility as commander in chief – that is, as boss of the military. And it’s a problem for him in his bid for a second term in next Tuesday’s election. The killing of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya, only made matters worse for the president on exactly this issue. Two of the Americans were killed after at least three reported requests for military support were not acted on. ...
Permit me to suggest an excellent non-fiction book I'm enjoying, "The Price of Politics", by Bob Woodward. You will remember him as the one who, with Carl Bernstein, broke the Watergate scandal in the Washington Post? Well, in this book he details the negotiations in 2010 and 2011 that brought us to where we are as we approach the fiscal cliff. No one turns out to be without blame, and the gridlock we observed in the news during those months is truly intriguing when seen from the INSIDE: President Obama, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Joe Biden, et al are seen at their best AND WORST! Interesting reading for those who care where our nation is headed as we approach this significant election in a little over a week!
David Ignatius, writing in the Washington Post (September 2011) called President Obama the, "Covert Commander-in-Chief". "The flag-waving “mission accomplished” speeches of his predecessor aren’t Obama’s thing; even his public reaction to the death of Bin Laden was relatively subdued." "Another sign of Obama’s penchant for the secret world was his decision to hire David Petraeus as CIA director. The president appears to be ratcheting up intelligence and paramilitary operations under the leadership of the nation’s most celebrated military commander, even as he withdraws uniformed troops from Iraq and Afghanistan." A year ago, commentator Mark Landler wrote: "Mr. Obama’s carefully calibrated response infuriated critics on the right and left, who blamed him either for ceding American leadership in a foreign conflict or for blundering into another Arab land without an exit strategy. "But with Colonel Qaddafi joining the lengthening list of tyrants and terrorists dispatched during the Obama pre ...
Colin Powell endorsed President Obama today, as did the Washington Post, and Mitt Romney is getting back to us on the Lilly Ledbetter Act.
Here's what the Mossad thinks about Romney: In a new interview released today in Foreign Policy magazine, Efraim Halevy the former head of Israel’s foreign intelligence organization Mossad, the "Spymaster" has a few choice words directed at Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “Regarding the election, I think many of the statements made by the Republican candidate are very undesirable as far as Israel is concerned. I remember an article of Governor Romney’s in the Washington Post in March where he advocated dispatching American warships to the Eastern Mediterranean. Shooting from the hip on these matters is a very dangerous sport to be engaged in. And I think that drawing Israel into this campaign is detrimental to Israeli interests, and I regret that one of the candidates is doing this.” Romney, the Republican Party and the right wing media continuously attack President Obama, saying that he does not fully support Israel. This is despite the fact that Israel’s Prime Minister, Israel’s ...
Installment of Numerous Reasons President Obama should not be reelected. More Obama appointments. Reason Cass Sunstein, Obama’s regulatory czar. As the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Sunstein oversees federal regulations at other agencies. This is the man who oversees financial, health care, housing, environmental and privacy policies, to name a few. According to the Washington Post's WhoRunsGov.com, his position has become more powerful under President Obama. His theory of "libertarian paternalism," is light on libertarianism and heavy on paternalism and essentially means incentivizing the masses to do what he deems is best for them. What does this entail? A default to organ donation, First Amendment "reform" (AKA the Fairness Doctrine), celebrating taxes and giving animals rights. In 2008, Sunstein wrote an article proposing that covert government agents infiltrate activist organizations that "conspire" to undermine its good deeds. These agents would be charged with infiltra ...
Ezra Klein posted a set of charts & graphs on Washington Post’s Wonkblog with data and context for evaluating the rhetoric of President Obama & candidate Romney in last night's debate. Fascinating! From Europe, where I have yet to meet a Romney supporter (it’s all-Obama here), I am most interested in point Romney speaking about American influence: “But unfortunately, in — nowhere in the world is America’s influence greater today than it was four years ago.” The chart is from a Pew Research Center survey of 16 countries about American influence in 2007 and 2012. Here’s how they saw attitudes change: +2 to +11 percentage gains in how the US is viewed around the world.
Is anyone interested in the truth? I was curious about comments in the debate last night. Romney referred to President Obama's "Apology Tour," Obama shook his head and said it wasn't true. Internet search engines immediately bring up articles by the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, which seem like reliable sources, as well as other less reliable sounding "internet magazines" which state unequivocally that President Obama has never apologized for the US. I kept digging and came up with the following direct quotes from video or written transcripts: 1/27/09, Obama chose for his first interview as president Dubai based Al-Arabiya network - "We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect." 4/3/09 in Strasbourg, France addressing the European Union - "In America there is a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. America has been arrogant and dismissive and derisive." 4/16/09 in a press attended meeting with Venzuela's President Chavez - "Too often, the US has not pursued and sus ...
Tip Sheet Townhall The Tipsheet Katie Pavlich Obama: Why Yes, I Am Happy to Drive Us Off the Fiscal Cliff * Katie Pavlich * Katie Pavlich News Editor, Townhall Oct 18, 2012 11:40 AM EST According to the Washington Post and administration officials, President Obama is willing to take the country right off the fiscal cliff for short term political gain - with or without reelection. Freed from the political and economic constraints that have tied his hands in the past, Obama is ready to play hardball with Republicans, who have so far successfully resisted a deal to tame the debt that includes higher taxes, Obama’s allies say. In the days after the November election, the tables will be turned: Taxes are scheduled to rise dramatically in January for people at all income levels, and Republicans will be unable to stop those automatic increases alone. If he wins reelection, Obama may finally be able to dictate the terms of a bipartisan debt-reduction deal. And if he loses to Republican Mitt Romney, Obama could ...
4) Obama’s China connection Obama deflected questions about his own investments in China with a joke. But independent reports have shown Obama holds shares in mutual funds that invest in Apple, Wal-Mart and other U.S. firms with operations in China. [source: Washington Post -- Fact Check, Debate: Fact Check: China investments, Oct 16, 2012] The Romney campaign claims that President Obama has money invested in China too, albeit indirectly. The president’s financial disclosure shows he has retirement money in Vanguard mutual funds and the Illinois pension plan. Those funds list investments in some 500 companies, including Apple, Wal Mart, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and General Electric. Those firms have employees and in some cases, manufacturing facilities in China, which relates to another campaign hot-button issue: outsourcing. However, the companies themselves are based in the U.S. The investments involve domestic, not international, stock purchases. [source: Politifact - Obama says Romney talks tough on ...
In light of HIllary's announcement this morning (10/16/12) of taking the blame for the Libyan debacle, (she fell on the sword because BHO told her she had to), wouldn't it be earth shattering if both she and Bill withdrew their support of our incompetent (Ooops - I meant incumbent) *** in chief? This is a must read all the way to the end, you will not hear this kind of reporting from ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, the New York Times, Washington Post, etc.. SWEET MUSIC !!! Author Ed Klein: As Benghazi blame nears Hillary, Clintons grow furious 10/12/2012 With tensions between President Obama and the Clintons at a new high, former President Bill Clinton is moving fast to develop a contingency plan for how his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, should react if Obama attempts to tie the Benghazi fiasco around her neck! In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Klein said sources close to the Clintons tell him that Bill Clinton has assembled an informal legal team to discuss how the Secretary of St ...
What Happened to Obama? Absolutely Nothing. He is still the same anti-American leftist he was before becoming our president. Norman Podhoretz (Wall Street Journal) It's open season on President Obama. Which is to say that the usual suspects on the right (among whom I include myself) are increasingly being joined in attacking him by erstwhile worshipers on the left. Even before the S&P downgrade, there were reports of Democrats lamenting that Hillary Clinton had lost to him in 2008. Some were comparing him not, as most of them originally had, to Lincoln and Roosevelt but to the hapless Jimmy Carter. There was even talk of finding a candidate to stage a primary run against him. But since the downgrade, more and more liberal pundits have been deserting what they clearly fear is a sinking ship. Here, for example, from the Washington Post, is Richard Cohen: "He is the very personification of cognitive dissonance—the gap between what we (especially liberals) expected of the first serious African American pres ...
News Article Said Vice President Biden's Weekend Trips Cost Taxpayers $1 Million Annually-Truth! The article was written by Ronald Kessler and appeared in Newsmax on June 4, 2012. Kessler has been an investigative reporter and journalist since 1964 and has worked for Worcester Telegram, Boston Herald, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. He is a New York Times Bestselling Author of books about the Secret Service, FBI, and CIA. Kessler's recent book, "In The President's Secret Service," gave an inside perspective of the U.S. Presidents from interviews of former agents assigned to protect them. A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet: Biden Spends $1 Million Annually for Weekend Trips By Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — Last June, President Obama appointed Vice President Joe Biden to root out wasteful government spending. But behind the scenes, it’s a different matter. Every Friday, Biden takes a helicopter designated as Marine Two from the vice presiden ...
To hear Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen tell it, President Obama is a man of the center -- or maybe a wee to the left of it.
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Interesting Healthcare snapshot from the Washington Post. Enjoy. (Note this is a paper that supports Obama so everyone relax.) Wed, October, 10, 2012 Washington Post.com Obama and Romney on the issues: Health Care The Post is taking a comprehensive look at the positions of President Obama and Mitt Romney on several key issues. For an interactive experience including polling, quotes and the ability to choose which candidate better represents your views, visit the Post's Issue Engine. After the economy, no subject generates more debate among voters than health care. President Obama and Mitt Romney have sharply Opposing Views on the issue and have been arguing about it throughout the campaign. Two issues are now front and center. The first is Obama's Affordable Care Act, passed against Republican opposition in 2010. The biggest applause line at any Republican rally this year has been the pledge to repeal "Obamacare." The law has come to symbolize all that conservative Republicans believe is wrong with Ob ...
A good article assessing President Obama (in my opinion) written in the Left-leaning Washington Post. These very same attributes and history is why I couldn't vote for him in the first place (along with his record while being in politics). Perhaps his Administration will cause a new quote. instead of the "Peter Principle" it'll be called the "Obama Principle": "All politicians tend to reach their own level of incompetence" (if allowed by the electorate).
President Obama and the "Intelligence Brief" Scandal By Dr. Paul Kengor The last few weeks have produced many intriguing political moments, but none as shocking as the revelation that President Obama has been absent from the vast majority of his daily intelligence briefings. According to a study by the Government Accountability Institute, Obama failed to attend a single Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) in the week leading up to the recent anniversary of 9/11 and the chaos that erupted in the Arab world. The mere fact that we were approaching 9/11 was a crucial enough reason to attend not one but all the briefings. President Obama attended none. Worse, this is apparently nothing new. Obama attended only 43.8 percent of his Daily Briefs in the first 1,225 days of his administration. For this year, he attended a little over a third. This is stunning, and there’s no excuse for it. Washington Post columnist, Marc Thiessen, who worked for President George W. Bush, pressed NSC spokesman Tommy Vietor for an expla ...
Interesting to say the least: Why was President Obama so bad? october 5, 2012 by george landrith leave a comment By George Landrith As one writer in the Washington Post put it, “The Barack Obama who stood on the debate stage in Denver Wednesday night was virtually unrecognizable to the person who swept to victory in 2008 or even the man who had built a narrow-but-clear edge in the 2012 race.” With polls showing that the American public saw Gov. Mitt Romney as the decisive winner of the Denver debate, it is easy to answer the question who won. Commentators on Both Sides of the political spectrum called it a Romney victory and expected it to boost his support in the polls and his fundraising ability. Perhaps the more interesting and the more difficult question to answer is why did the president perform so poorly? After all he is allegedly one of the best political orators on the planet. So why was he so ineffective in the debate? Let’s first dispatch with the absurd. Al Gore posited that because Obama ...
Melissa Harris-Perry reads her open letter to Washington Post columnist George Will over his column from Monday that argued against a second term for President Obama. The passage from the column in question by George Will: "... the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a fai...
Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists launch from a column written by George Will in the Washington Post that suggested Americans voting for President Obama were doing so out of racial guilt. Interesting points and points of view
Hold It...I don't agree with Milbrink of the Washington Post, who's only point is to be a Monday morning quarterback. First President Obama well knows he's president and not a king. Now everyone wants to get on the band wagon and just pile on...If anyone realizes what happened, it's Barack Obama. John Sinnunu called the President too lazy to prepare to prepare for the debates. Andrea Mitchell in her interview rebuked John Sununu asking "are you saying the President is lazy?" Both Mr. Sununu and Romney don't have Obama's responsibility as President of the United States. Everyone wants to make an issue that the President didn't arrive in Colorado until two hours before the debates, well so what! The President has affairs of state, the country and being commander and chief overseeing a war. And where is a written that a sitting President has to prepare anywhere - wasn't Air Force One good enough or the White House or wherever? I'm not making excuses for President Obama, but everyone needs to gain some persp ...
During this week’s debate, President Obama said something that caught my attention: He said, “You know, this is where budgets matter, because budgets reflect choices. So when Governor Romney indicates that he wants to cut taxes and potentially benefit folks like me and him, and to pay for it we’re having to initiate significant cuts in federal support for education, that makes a difference. You know, his -- his running mate, Congressman Ryan, put forward a budget that reflects many of the principles that Governor Romney’s talked about. And it wasn’t very detailed. This seems to be a trend. But -- but what it did do is to -- if you extrapolated how much money we’re talking about, you’d look at cutting the education budget by up to 20 percent.” – Barak Obama (source: Washington Post) What caught my attention was Obama talking about Budgets. By law, the President must submit a budget to congress, but ultimately congress is responsible for the approval of the country’s budget. The Preside ...
Oct 4, 2012 Washington Post's Dana Milbank, MSNBC contributor Maria Teresa Kumar and Bloomberg View columnist William Cohan discuss the media meltdown over the President Obama's poor command of the stage -- and Mitt Romney's similarly poor command of
Oct. 2: Now that President Obama's chances of reelection are looking good, the wealthy are starting to complain and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne joins Ed Schultz to talk about the criticism and inaccuracy directed toward the president.
"Tokyo Rose" is synonymous with propaganda designed to demoralize Americans during WWII. In fact, she's an apt metaphor for the current propaganda campaign of misleading polls and pundits who claim that Barack Obama is coasting to victory. "Give up now," she soothingly coos. "It's all over but the counting. Barack Obama is a shoe-in. That rich, insensitive Mitt Romney? Not a chance." For weeks, polls have shown President Obama in the lead, especially in battleground states like Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. Maybe he is, maybe he isn't. In 1980, most polls right through October had incumbent President Jimmy Carter up by a few points over Ronald Reagan. On Oct. 26, Gallup had Carter up by three points. On Oct. 30, the Washington Post had Carter up by four points. The New York Times proclaimed it a dead heat on Election Day. Reagan beat Carter in a landslide. Canny political veterans like *** Morris are warning us that these so-called scientific polls are weighted toward Democrat responde ...
According to the Washington Post its polling in swing states shows a large lead for President Obama on the issue of dealing with an unexpected crisis. Let's look at what a good job he has done dealing with the unrest in Lybia. He sent Ambassador Rice out on the first Sunday after the murder of our Ambassador and three others to tell us that this outrage followed a demonstration that was "hijacked" by heavily armed extremists. This despite the fact that officials were already telling Fox News it was a coordinated terrorist attack. We have also learned we were warned ahead of time. The Administration has now grudgingly admitted it was a terrorist attack, though the President can't seem to bring himself to say so. They don't want to explain why they didn't beef up security on 9/11 to prevent such an attack. Now it has been reported that it is too dangerous in Benghazi even to send FBI agents in to investigate. Is there any doubt they were not on the ball.? What a tragic fiasco.
Wake up America! Want to see first hand how biased the media is---tune in to the presidential debate on Wednesday night. Watch how the media lobs softballs at President Obama, watch how they will deflect any discussion regarding the economy or foreign affairs. I'm sure it will be more about " Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive. " Think they will even mention the " Watergate " style cover-up by the administration regarding the death of our Ambassador and 3 others in Benghazi? *** no! They'll probably still blame it on the movie that came out in July. No way would they agree that it was terrorist actions-might send the wrong impression about Obama and his cronies. NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post and even the St. Petersburg times make me sick to my stomach. The Greensboro News-Record.what a joke. Wake Up America! Get out and vote for Governor Romney on November 6th.
Glenn Kessler, the resident Fact Checker atThe Washington Post,took Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney to task last month for continuing to accuse President Obama of going on an "apology tour,"writing with clear exasperation: "Despite earning Four Pinocchios for months, Romney keeps saying ...
When George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney in a Sept. 14 "Good Morning America" interview what he's learned about President Obama as a debater, the former Massachusetts governor replied, "I think he's going to say a lot of things that aren't accurate." If Mr. Obama's debate performance mirrors his campaign, Mr. Romney's prediction will be dead on. To get a sense of how comprehensive the president's assault on the truth has been, consider some of his false claims in recent speeches and ads. One Obama spot says, "To pay for huge, new tax breaks for millionaires like him, Romney would have to raise taxes on the middle class: $2,000 for a family with children." That claim has been thoroughly discredited, including by PolitiFact Virginia and editorials in this newspaper. Mr. Romney, unlike the president, is committed to cutting taxes for everyone, including the middle class. Another ad says, "As a corporate raider, [Mr. Romney] shipped jobs to China and Mexico." In response, the Washington Post editorialized ...
.September 26th, 2012 | Tags: Americans, cell phone, FOOD, inflation, Spending | Category: Uncategorized | Leave a comment The Presidency Has Become A Joke truthingold.blogspot.com / By Dave in Denver / September 26, 2012 As heads of government arrived in New York on Monday to attend the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama also made his way to Manhattan but to see a different group of world leaders: Barbara, Elisabeth, Joy, Sherri and Whoopi…It bordered on scandalous that Obama, joined by the first lady, would make time to sit down with the women of “The View” even as he declined foreign leaders’ requests to meet with him one on one in New York this week. – Dana Milbank, Washington Post LINK I get a kick out of everyone who thinks that they can make a difference by voting. Clearly the majority of people in this country have never heard about the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court Decision, which essentially allows corporations and wealth ...
Video on msnbc.com: Monday's blown call by replacement NFL refs cost the Green Bay Packers the game. The call has gained so much attention everyone is weighing in, from President Obama to the union busting Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker. The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson and Sports writer f...
Ohio moves to ‘Lean Obama’ on Fix electoral map In the wake of a new Washington Post poll that shows President Obama opening up an eight-point lead among likely voters in Ohio, along with a slew of other survey data — public and private — that shows the incumbent with a clear edge, we are moving the Buckeye State from “toss up” to “Lean Obama.” With the change, Obama now has 255 electoral votes either solidly (196) in his camp or leaning (59) in his direction. He needs only 15 more to win a second term in six weeks time. The Ohio move is one that we have – publicly — contemplated for quite a while now, as the public polling has signaled clear movement toward Obama. Here’s how the Real Clear Politics poll of polls in Ohio looks at the moment: Our main reason for waiting to make any Ohio move was to steer clear of any temporary bump Obama got from the Democratic National Convention. It’s now clear that, convention or no convention, the Buckeye State has tilted toward Obama, and if no ...
Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post goes over the history of America's Israel policy and the significance of President Obama's declaration yesterday that “The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are es...
Do not always believe what you hear about the poll numbers. Dave Shreve 09.21.2012 Just when Romney appears to be moving upward with momentum, new polls are released which seem to show a reversal of the movement. This might seem like an old story, but conservatives are apt to believe the hype and get discouraged if the truth is not presented. So, as Governor Romney said in a Spring interview with Brett Baier, “Here we go again!” 1) The Raw Data! The polls in question are from CBS/New York Times, CNN, ABC/Washington Post, and Rasmussen. The CBS/NYT poll gave a 3 point lead to President Obama. It sampled 13% more Democrats than Republicans. The CNN poll gave the president a 6 point lead. It sampled 10% more Democrats than Republicans. The ABC/WaPo poll gave a 1 point lead to Obama. It sampled Democrats over Republicans by 6%. Look closely at the samplings overages: +13, +10, +6. Look also at the Obama lead: +3, +6, +1. The Rasmussen poll was an outlier – it returned results different from th ...
At last, the violent rallies against the U.S. embassy in Cairo, in reaction to an anti-Islam video, and Egypt’s laxidasical efforts to defend American assets, have yielded a real result: talks about $1 billion in debt relief and millions more in aid to Egypt are suspended, according to U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Post on the condition of anonymity. It took Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi more than 48 hours to condemn the breach of the US embassy premises in Cairo and the removal of the American flag. There will not be new aid approved for Egypt until after the November elections, and talks intended to ease to payment of funds that have already been approved are stalled, the officials said…The U.S. annual aid to Egypt comes to about $1.6 billion, and the Obama Administration was fully prepared to continue providing this aid, despite the election of a new government in Egypt run by the Muslim Brotherhood. Indeed, President Obama has proposed an additional $1 billion i ...
Accuse me of dumping on our President if you like but do we no longer expect any dignity from his office? His (our) Ambassadors body is barely cold, the situation in the Middle East is deteriorating, approximately twenty U.S. embassies are experiencing some form of protest or another, Israel is preparing to take military action with Iran, our jobs picture hasn’t improved, U.S. credit rating has been downgraded recently again, and our President has time to party with Beyonce and Jay Z and have a nice scripted chat with David Letterman. Does this man even remember where the Oval Office is? I look forward to the day when we have a non-cool President. Here is an excerpt from a recent article in the Washington Post; " President Obama is touting his Foreign Policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It turns out that more than half the time, the commander in chief does not ...
I could be mistaken, but from what I have just read in the Dallas Morning News, New York Times, and the Washington Post, if you are Republican and are in the armed services, retired and your Social Security or other annuity is non=taxable, if your income is less than $30,000 (?), you probably should vote for President Obama for Mr. Romney is not concerned about you. I think that is what he said in the video, that he is not concerned about the 47% who paid no federal income tax. Can you believe what he said? Or is he going to flip flop on this?
I just finished reading an editorial piece by Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post, in which he accuses President Obama of being weak on what he perceives to be an Iranian threat. My personal take on this is that we need to be very cautious about any potential entanglement with Iran, due in large part to the fact that our military involvement in Iraq was based largely upon faulty intelligence (rumored weapons of mass destruction were never found). Our friendship with Israel remains steadfast, and any 'validated' threat from Iran would be mutually dealt with appropriately. At present, however, it is important to recognize that our military is already overextended, and any Iranian engagement would most likely require retinstatement of the draft, which is something we haven't seen since the Vietnam War. While we must certainly respond to 'real' threats, we must also face the reality that we can't allow ourselves to be placed in a situation of the being the police for the Middle East. I continue to ...
I bought this book. Bob Woodward knows a failed president when he sees one. The man who was instrumental in bringing down Richard Nixon has now covered eight presidents for the Washington Post while writing more than a dozen books about them. Which is what makes the final verdict he renders on President Obama in his new book, "The Price of Politics," so damning. Woodward writes, "It is a fact that President Obama was handed a miserable, faltering economy and faced a recalcitrant Republican opposition. But presidents work their will -- or should work their will -- on the important matters of national business. ... Obama has not." Over the course of almost 450 pages, Woodward depicts Obama as an arrogant, aloof and hyperpartisan president who manages to either alienate or disappoint everybody he needs to help govern Washington. One of the first scenes Woodward recounts is a meeting at the White House where Obama invited House Republicans over to talk about the stimulus. After then-Minority Whip Eric Cantor ...
President Obama Skipped His Intel Brief the Day After the U.S. Ambassador to Libya was Murdered by Terrorists By: Jeff Emanuel September 13th, 2012 Marc Thiessen provides a shocker in his Washington Post column: the day after America’s embassy in Cairo was assaulted and the consulate in Benghazi, Libya fell victim to an armed attack that killed four, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, the president once again skipped his intelligence briefing, choosing instead to fly off to Las Vegas to fundraise while the world continued to burn. This after being inexcusably unprepared for, and unaware of the threat of, violent protests and, in the case of Libya, a terrorist attack against the official representatives of the United States of America in two North African nations. Since those attacks, protests have taken place in Yemen, Tunisia, and Kuwait, with State Department warnings having been issued for several more countries. Also since those attacks, President Obama has criticized Mitt Romney for “shoot ...
This morning on page A-2 of the Washington Post, there was an article by Dana Millbank relating to the Libya situation and the reaction of the various politicians. As part of the article, Millbank mentioned one of the Big Lies the republicans are currently spreading is that it is terrible that President Obama does not attend his daily security briefing more than 50% of the time. Turns out the reason he doesn't attend is that there are no such briefings most of the time. He gets his security briefing in print every day, and he responds in print. The oral briefings were something created for W, who didn't like to have to read the security data. Wouldn't you know it, just a short while after that, I was reading another source (Rachael Maddow blog) and there in the comments section was some right winger saying that the prez couldn't possibly be aware of foreign affairs because he doesn't attend the security briefings. It shows how, as sad as it may be, the republicans are still using the "Big Lie" technique f ...
A CNN poll released Monday showed President Obama having a 1-point lead among men, while on Tuesday, an ABC News/Washington Post poll had Obama leading by 3 points among men and a Public Policy Polling survey on Tuesday had him in the lead by 1 point. Republican strategist Dan Judy admitted that “it’s definitely a concern” since “men, especially white men, are a core constituency for Republicans, especially in swing states.” The Hill
No apologies! Romney attacks alleged regrets of Obama people. (Elaine Thompson - AP Associated Press) Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has sustained criticism from fact-checkers in the past for alleging that the Obama administration apologizes for the United States. In an extensive post from February 2011, Washington Post checker Glenn Kessler, for instance, included a Romney attack among commonly trafficked GOP claims that President Obama had taken an apology tour. Four Pinocchios were awarded. PolitiFact gave a “False” to a Romney statement that the president “has apologized for what he deems to be American arrogance, dismissiveness, and derision; for dictating solutions, for acting unilaterally ... .” Now Egypt and Libya. After the deplorable attacks of yesterday, Romney this morning appeared at a podium and came back to the apology theme. According to a transcript of the proceedings, Romney repeated the attack multiple times, saying that it’s a “a terrible course to — for America to ...
The Claim is he's WEAK .. Not a leader , Bluffing doesn't work on him,, How weak is that??? As excerpted in the Washington Post, Woodward depicts President Obama confronted with an ultimatum. A deal negotiated with Republicans by Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi would trim $1.2 trillion in Federal spending. Obama had proposed that much in a “grand bargain” he’d offered Boehner—a deal the GOP Speaker ran from because “deficit hawks” like Rep. Paul Ryan opposed increasing millionaires’ taxes. But the new deal contained a poison pill—a time limit allowing the GOP to force a second showdown during the 2012 presidential campaign. To Obama, that was tantamount to blackmail. Aides counseled surrender. Republicans had the votes. Boehner informed him he had no choice. As Woodward tells it, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was frantic. To veto the bill would be morally wrong. Default would be calamitous for the economy, far worse than the 2008 financial crisis. The damage might last for ge ...
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As 11,000 enthusiastic supporters crammed into St. Petersburg to hear President Obama, Mitt Romney spoke to gathering of several hundred Republicans in an aircraft hanger in Virginia Beach. The Washington Post reported, “Hoping to blunt any momentum his rival has picked up in Florida since the GOP convention, Obama opened his bus trip in the Interstate 4 corridor, which cuts through the center of the the state from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic, with a rally for 11,000 in St. Petersburg, not far from Tampa. Obama’s 30-minute speech closely tracked his nomination acceptance speech Thursday in Charlotte.” The Virginian-Pilot had this to say about attendance at Mitt Romney’s rally, “He spoke to several hundred people who had gathered hours earlier in an aircraft hangar to hear the Republican presidential nominee.” See the difference for yourself.
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Get the parade route prepared for the Philadelphia Phillies float! The Mets will sink quickly!!! 12/15 times the leader of the Gallup poll into the first convention has won the Presidency since 1952...that is Mitt Romney. He's also pulled ahead in the latest ABC / Washington Post poll, even though every poll out is a statistical tie. Either way the current administration is fighting an uphill battle, despite having the media in their pocket more so than Barack had them in his pocket vs. Hillary Clinton. A: President Obama's polling has peaked. The Obama campaign is outspending Romney left and right, and if anything the polls are at their high point for President Obama. Come the next 2 months, the Romney campaign is going to dump way more money than the Obama campaign. Not only has Romney raised more, they've sat on it. The fact that President Obama is not polling over 50% consistently in swing states is a major problem. History has shown 6/10 independent voters will break against the incumbent come ...
August 23, 2012 Only 75 days left till we vote Obama out. 1. From Mitt Romney: "President Obama, bless his heart, has tried to substitute government for free people, and it has not worked.” Bless his heart! Even a Northerner like the Scorekeeper gets it. GOOD. 2. From the Washington Post: “Mitt Romney says plan will achieve North American energy independence by 2020.” Drill, baby, drill. And mine. GOOD. 3. From Twitchy: “President Barack Obama finally found the 57th state, and it's spelled O-I-H-O.” Why, oh, why, oh why oh. Why can’t he spell Ohio? GOOD. 4. From BuzzFeed: “Joe Biden Has Known Three Presidents Intimately.” Out of the closet and into the fire. GOOD. 5. From the Wall Street Journal: “Tropical storm Isaac, which is gathering strength in the Caribbean, could strike Florida, hurricane forecasters say, triggering concern it might force a postponement or cancellation of the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week.” If so, this would be the first time a bag of wind sh ...
President Obama’s campaign team is still refusing to apologize to Mitt Romney After Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter charged Romney committed a felony last week when discussing the time when he left Bain Capital (to save the Olympics.) Cutter and Team Obama have desperately tried to paint Romney as misleading the country about when he officially left the company. Cutter’s claims have been debunked by the Washington Post as “blowing smoke” and the New York Times says there is no evidence to back up Cutter’s claims. So, given Team Obama’s false accusation of Romney being a felon, why don’t we take a look at some real criminal activity associated directly with President Obama.
"In the innocent, bygone days of February, President Obama told NBC News that the campaign would get negative against him, but provided this assurance: “I think that you will be able to see how we conduct ourselves in the campaign. I think it will be consistent with how I conducted myself in 2008 and hopefully how I have conducted myself as president of the United States.” The Obama campaign has targeted and intimidated Republican donors on an Internet enemies list. It has engaged in the juvenile mockery of Mitt Romney’s singing. It has suggested, without evidence, that Romney may have committed the felony of falsifying Federal Election Commission documents. It has speculated, without proof, that Romney has avoided paying taxes." Michael Gerson, The Washington Post
1. “Mitt Romney wants tax cuts for the rich.” This line is repeated ad nauseum by every Obama flack and media pundit. In fact, Romney-Ryan want to reduce rates for everyone and take away deductions and exclusions for the wealthy to maintain revenue neutrality and keep the code’s current progressivity. The infamous Tax Policy Center analysis saying this can’t be done has been debunked again. (It only took a 20-something-year-old staffer at the American Enterprise Institute to do it.) 2. “The Republicans want to end Medicare as we know it.” You can watch Rich Lowry go after the $700 billion in Medicare cuts that President Obama enacted to funnel money to Obamacare. President Obama, having gone on record in the grand bargain discussions in favor of means testing for Medicare is in no position to claim he’ll keep Medicare as is. Article from Washington Post
From: The Washington Post "The Fact Checker" : Four Pinocchios for Harry Reid’s claim about Mitt Romney’s taxes . Ok, Let's see ... that would mean that: President Obama . Proven Liar. Harry Reid . Proven Liar. Nancy Pelosie . Proven Liar. David Axelrod . Proven Liar. David Plouffe . Proven Liar. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.. Proven Liar. Hey wait a minute ... I Think We're starting to see a Trend here! So someone please answer me this? Why would anyone, regardless of their IQ, Trust anything this Administration says, ever? The Democratic Party has lost ALL credibility in the last few years, when they decided to allow the so called "5%" Ultra-Leftist in their ranks to have so much of a say in their agenda. They will say or do anything to get elected or re-elected, or keep power, so that they can force their Ultra-Liberals agenda down onto the American People.
Obama's Thesis. Michael Ledeen at PJM reports on President Obama's Columbia college thesis, of which ten whole pages were made available to Joe Klein. The paper was entitled "Aristocracy Reborn," and Obama wrote this about the Constitution: "... the Constitution allows for many things, but what it does not allow is the most revealing. The so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believed that the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy." What on earth does this President have to do to get the media coverage he so richly deserves! In the Virginia Governor's race, Republican candidate Robert McDonnell wrote a graduate thesis twenty years ago that could be politically damaging to his campaign. That decades old thesis has been covered by the Washington Post on August 30 and again on September 1. It has been reported on ...
Birthday boy: President Obama plays golf, will head to Camp David to celebrate ... - Washington Post: New York T...
again the republican position whether it's guns, *** or God, is one of belief over reality:The lion's share of the debt increase in the last 4 or 5 years is due to the Great Recession (steep decline in tax revenues, uptick in automatic safety net spending). Ignore that for a second and concentrate on policy alone. If you do that, here's what you find: Cost of Bush policies from 2001-2009: $5.1 trillion. Cost of Obama policies from 2009-2017: $983 billion. (these numbers are from a Washington Post article called "Doing the math on Obama's deficits" that looks at every law passed and uses CBO and JCT numbers to calculate the budget impact, rather than assuming wrongly that the sitting president always creates the debt that accumulates on his watch) Don't expect to see these facts on Faux News. They don't fit the Republican narrative about President Obama being a big-spending gangsta rapper who is handing out malt liquor and rubbers on every corner in America.Jobs numbers for the last few years (straight f ...
Comments by VA state Sen. L. Louise Lucas, a campaign surrogate for President Obama in Virginia: "Mitt Romney, he’s speaking to ... a segment of the population who does not like to see people other than a white man in the White House or in any other elective position. Let’s be real clear about it — Mitt Romney is speaking to a group of people out there who don’t like folks like President Barack Obama in any elective or leadership position. We know what’s going on here. And some people may be afraid to say it, but I’m not. ... He’s speaking to that fringe out there who do not want to see anybody but a white person in a leadership position.” Lucas is a member of Obama’s “Truth Team,” speaking on the president’s behalf on various campaign issues in Virginia. (Washington Post) Here's a question: Is she just dumb in her personal life or is she representative of all blacks in her voting district?
Video on msnbc.com: E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and author of "Our Divided Political Heart," talks with Ezra Klein about the disingenuousness of the latest Republican manufactured controversy over President Obama stating the obvious about Americans contributing to each other's successes -...
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In his latest Washington Post column, Marc Thiessen of the American Enterprise Institute suggested that President Obama is being hypocritical when he points out Mitt Romney's jobs record at Bain Capital because some clean energy companies have struggled after receiving government loans or grants fro...
Judicial Watch Obtains Records from ICE Regarding Obama's Illegal Alien Uncle Onyango Judicial Watch knows better than anyone the frustration of trying to get documents from the Obama administration pertaining to a wide range of scandals, from Fast and Furious to the bailouts (see above). This week, however, we received records that prove our frustrations are shared by members of the press and members of Congress. (Incidentally, rampant Obama secrecy is one reason why major news outlets such as the Washington Post and NPR have joined our legal campaign to obtain Obama White House visitor logs.) On Wednesday we obtained records from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding President Obama's illegal alien uncle, Onyango Obama, who was arrested in August 2011 on drunken driving charges in Framingham, Massachusetts. The records include internal ICE correspondence showing agency officials withholding information on Onyango's release from the press, a decision characterized by one Boston Globe repor ...
Today I heard Wolf Blitzer of CNN criticize, in commentary, President Obama for not attending the NAACP meeting that Romney did. Then I just now read an article by Matt Patterson (columnist for the Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner) that also quoted Norman Podhoretz of the Wall Street Journal. Podhoretz and the Wall Street Journal are conservative, but not the Washington Post or the San Francisco Examiner or Matt Patterson as a writer for them. i will not repeat what i just read. i'll leave it to whoever to read it on their own, but you would have thought them ultra rightists. it was a scathing, hugely scathing report on Barack Obama in general, his qualifications, his judgment, but mostly the fact that he was profusely unvetted at every step of his career, especially as President. i was shocked to read this from liberals and then a separate one from Wolf Blitzer on CNN about him not showing up at the NAACP while Romney did. if the liberal press deserts Obama, if they just even bothe ...
Big Oil is hoping to replace President Obama with their candidate, Mitt Romney. We have less than four months left to stop them. Pledge to volunteer with LCV to help reelect President Obama and keep Big Oil’s hands off the Oval Office. I’m terrified by the possibility of a climate change denier in the Oval Office – aren't you? But with the Washington Post reporting that Mitt Romney believes in “opening up virtually every part of U.S. land and waters to oil and gas drilling… and stripping the EPA of much of its authority”, it’s time we face that possibility head-on. Time for the hard truth: Mitt Romney has a real chance at winning. Recent polls from both NBC News/ Wall Street Journal and Rasmussen have Romney and the President locked in a neck-and-neck race. And here’s another truth: We can beat him, but we need to start mobilizing for President Obama ASAP. Thousands of LCV members have already answered our call for volunteers for President Obama’s reelection effort. It’s a fantastic st ...
'False Democrat' Najib put on Int'l Rogues Gallery: M'sia on WORLD WATCH as GE looms Written by Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle If Prime Minister Najib Razak thought he had succeeded in pulling wool over the eyes of the Malaysian people and the international community with a slew of reforms that have been described by critics as "whitewash", "insincere" and "sinister", he is terribly wrong. And just like the mythical Emperor who wore no clothes, the 58-year old Malaysian leader is now being peeled and exposed for hypocrisy and accused of harboring dark intentions to retain power by force as have many of the world's disgraced despots. Just months ago, Najib was crowned co-champion of "double-talk" by the influential Washington Post which is read by the likes of President Obama and other top US leaders. The Washington Post lashed out in a stinging editorial after Najib controversially deported Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari home to face certain torture and perhaps even death. The blunt language used by ...
From what I've read and heard about this book I plan on going out and getting it. Dear Newsmax Reader: The sensational new book “Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House” hit the number one spot on the New York Times list for the fifth week in a row. And, despite the success and the blockbuster allegations made in the book about President Obama, the major media have been silent about the book or outright hostile toward the author, Ed Klein. In recent days, the Washington Post attacked Klein and accused him of making up material for the book — but they won’t say what exactly he made up! But Klein’s work continues to stand tall, and the press can’t deny that Klein conducted over 200 interviews with some of Obama’s closest confidants and former allies — including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a member of the Kennedy family, sources close to Oprah, and even Obama’s own Chicago physician. The picture they paint is a White House in utter disarray — led by a president who has turned his back on s ...
In continuation of "And you want to vote for this man!" I submit the following excerpts; According to Washington Post editor and biographer David Maraniss, when President Obama wrote in his book "Dreams from My Father," his 1995 memoirmemo, that his white grandfather, Stanley Dunham, "fought in Patton's army," when in actuality his grandfather was a clerk with no combat in WWII.
Washington Post political reporter Aaron Blake was wearing his usual liberal hat when he appeared on the Bill Press radio/Current TV show on Thursday. Guest host David Shuster asked him, "So regarding President Obama asserting executive privilege yesterday, condemning the use of executive privilege ...
Giggle Factor In Sunday's Washington Post front-page article, "Blame game begins before healthcare ruling," by Peter Wallsten, discusses how Democrats could have sold President Obama's healthcare better. The article, on page A-10, says, "To defend their healthcare mandate, for instance, the government could have cited past measures such as in 1792 law signed by President George Washington requiring able-bodied men 18 or older [the militia with a few exceptions] to purchase a musket and ammunition." Ten years ago a Democrat would not have recognized that 1792 militia law even if they had stumbled over it. At that time, this law was being cited by activist supporting the right to keep and bear arms as an illustration of the founders intent for the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Democrats would rather believe the alternate history presented by Emory professor Bellesiles in his book "Arming America" which claimed that the government supplied those muskets among other lies. Once again Democrats s ...
Is the proliferation of superPAC money and negative ads working against the best interests of both Mitt Romney and President Obama? Will 2012 actually end up being more of a "ground game" election bolstered by a "get-out-the-vote" effort? "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory and the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson discuss.
Politico - According to prepared remarks, President Obama will attack Mitt Romney over outsourcing claims reported by the Washington Post at an event in Florida on Friday. “Now, not only does Governor Romney disagree with this plan, today it was reported in The Washington Post that the companies his firm owned were ‘pioneers’ in the outsourcing of American jobs to places like China and India. Pioneers!" Obama will say. “Tampa, we don’t need an outsourcing pioneer in the Oval Office. We need a President who will fight for American jobs and American manufacturing. And that’s what my plan will do,” Obama will say. - Is that why Obama is okay with GE setting up shop in China to complete directly with Boeing?
Like he alleges President Obama did, Daily Caller's presidential heckler Neil Munro won't be taking any questions. Munro declined an interview from the Washington Post today on account of being too busy with health care, etc, an excuse the Post's Erik Wemple posted on his site today noting the irony...
President Obama's announcement that his administration will stop deporting some young illegal immigrants creates a big problem for Mitt Romney – who is already trailing in the polls among Latino voters – the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson argues. Can Romney turn this around?
Earlier today, Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple wrote of his efforts to interview the Daily Caller's Neil Munro about his heckling of President Obama, only to hear back from Munro that he was "too busy with health-care, etc."
More unsettling information, thanks to a new biography by David Maraniss, a Washington Post writer and editor. Earlier excerpts of “Barack Obama, The Story,” made headlines, showing Obama smoking a lot of marijuana, and another revealing that a key scene in one of Obama’s own books involved a 'composite' character. But, an early review of the full book suggests much more. President Obama’s pre-election memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” is full of characters he created to fit his narrative. Not just once or twice, but virtually every time he wanted to explain 'breakthroughs' in his search for identity. Those moments that President Obama has invented, are precisely the occasions of his supposed epiphanies. In reality, they are mere fantasies. Andrew Ferguson writes in his Weekly Standard review. “Obama wasn’t just inventing himself; he was inventing himself inventing himself.” Without the fabrication, “not much is left,” Ferguson says.
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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the week's top political news with Judy Woodruff, including "the worst day of Mitt Romney's life," President Obama's new immigration policy, Super PACs and the 40th anniversary of Watergate.
This just in: "JUNIUS HORRIBILIS" -- what Washington Post columnist, Dana Milbank, is this morning calling the month for President Obama. Why, you say? “Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is out-raising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a ‘cascade’ of national-security leaks from his administration, Commerce Secretary John Bryson’s series of questionable auto accidents, and Obama is now on record as saying that the ‘private sector is doing fine,’” the columnist points out. “In Washington, there is a creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out and that there may be no second term,” Milbank writes. “Privately, senior Obama advisers say they are no longer expecting much economic improvement before the election.” I'm just reporting what I've read. Didn't expect THIS...
Video on msnbc.com: The Romney campaign continues to say President Obama does not believe in capitalism, but the remarks don’t match comments made by the president. Cynthia Rucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, and Dana Millbank of the Washington Post weigh in.
President Obama's lead over Romney has gone up an average of 1.5% in major polls since he came out for *** marriage on May 9. But as Ezra Klein writes in today's Washington Post: "That doesn't mean *** marriage can't matter later in the campaign -- if it increases turnout among Ohio evangelicals, or leads to much-improved superPAC fundraising for Obama, it could have an impact on the election without having a major effect in national polling -- but for now, it doesn't appear to be changing many votes."
A YouTube video uploaded on Monday afternoon apparently shows a schoolteacher from the Rowan-Salisbury school district in North Carolina informing a student that failing to be respectful of President Obama is a criminal offense. Breitbart News has uncovered that the student is a high school junior, and that the teacher is apparently one Tanya Dixon-Neely. The video shows a classroom discussion about the Washington Post hit piece about Mitt Romney bullying a kid some five decades ago. One student says,“Didn’t Obama bully someone though?” The teacher says: “Not to my knowledge.” The student then cites the fact that Obama,in Dreams from My Father,admits to shoving a little girl. “Stop,no, because there is no comparison,” screams the teacher. Romney is “running for president. Obama is the president.” The student responds that both are “just men.” The teacher yells -- literally yells -- that Obama is “due the respect that every other president is due … Listen,” she continues,“let ...
Live: Obama speaks at Joplin High School: Watch live video, via the White House, as President Obama ...
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee could easily outraise President Obama and the Democratic National Committee in the seven-month sprint to the general election, according to Washington Post columnist Chris Cillizza. Here's the...
In her May 18 Washington Post column, Kathleen Parker disputed the notion that the Republicans behind the proposal that sought to make a campaign issue out of President Obama's association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright are "racist," by suggesting that Fred Davis, who oversaw the proposal for the ads, re...
Video on msnbc.com: America's Golden Girl, Betty White, recently endorsed President Obama. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell and the Washington Post's Dana Milbank discuss whether her support will move votes for Obama. Betty White goes on air and let everyone know she is in favor of our president
Jennifer Rubin, blogging at the Washington Post, has this to say about President Obama's use of the…
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank took aim at President Obama again on Tuesday in his latest column. Milbank criticized the President for pandering to female voters in his appearance at Baranard College on Monday and ABC’s The View on Tuesday.
Donna Whitmire-Sarrell I had to re post this from Donna because it is so well written. It illustrates how corrupt the left is yet if there is a slight impropriety from anyone on the right they are crucified in the media where the left gets a pass for rape and murder. You also cannot leave out the rape at the Kennedy compound in Florida. Look at what they did to Herman Cain over alleged sexual harassment, as well as Clarence Thomas. But Bill Clinton was accused by numerous women over sexual harassment and was impeached for lying on the witness stand about it. They tried to make an issue over the substance abuse by George Bush in college while Obama admits substance abuse but it is ok. This goes on and on and is the secondary reason I hate the dnc the most. The primary reason is that they have become the communist party in America. Ted Kennedy Let Mary Jo Kopechne Die in the Back Seat of His Car While Mitt Romney Cut a Kid's hair. You’ve heard that the Washington Post dredged up a 47-year-old story about ...
Despite the continued efforts of the Mainstream Media to protect Obama from being exposed as bisexual, Washington Post writer David Marannisses new book Barack Obama: The Story will not save Obama from his past, it will only make people ask more questions, beginning with “Why did it take more than four years before Obama or anyone in the media mentioned a single Obama girlfriend?” Genevieve Cook, Ex-Girlfriend of President Obama, Reveals His “Sexual Warmth” in New Book Will Obama Come “Out,” Next? May 9, 2012 By Lawrence Sinclair
From Glen Beck “What are the odds that the Washington Post would have a full scale hit piece accusing Mitt Romney (as a teenager) of bullying *** classmates, ready for press the very same day President Obama declares he’s the Abe Lincoln for *** Apparently pretty good because the pathetic piece ran yesterday. The family of the victim who is deceased has said that he was not a homosexual and that he never shared this story with them.” I mean come on, this is from 1965 when Romney was 18 years old and apparently not even true . What was our president doing when he was this age? Read his book for the shocking details or just Google him. By the way it came out Obama had bullied a girl back in the day but it was described by supporters as inappropriate behavior not bullying, can you say Double Standard or better yet Divide and Conquer.
At the end of a full report on Friday's NBC Today, based on a Washington Post hit piece that accused Mitt Romney of bullying of a *** high school classmate, correspondent Peter Alexander admitted the story may be false: "NBC News isn't naming the student who was allegedly bullied.Late last night,...
News Media Opens Door To Obama's Past Washington Post Opens Door To Early Years Of Presidential Candidates. Although, the fact-checks may be proving that the Washington Post front page story on Mitt Romney's high school days is completely false, the story flings the door open wide to on-going reporting the facts connected to President Obama's past. There is now open season on Barack's (Barry's) high school days, his college days, his drug and drinking days, his bullying a woman friend days, his Muslim days, his days of living and visiting Muslim countries, his days with Bill Ayers, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and other questionable figures...
Did you just watch what happened on "Morning Joe" on MSNBC? The panel was discussing *** marriage, and Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post asked Joe if he thought marriage of any type---straight or *** --was constitutionally protected. Joe's off-screen producer stopped the discussion cold by whispering in Joe's ear that his answer was going to "write terribly." They then joked away from an answer and cut to a commercial. There it is in a nutshell. Conservative Joe did not want to risk his show by stating a position that could offend his viewers (either way.) President Obama---who is seeking re-election in a bitterly divided country---had the courage to take a clear position and defend it. Romney dodged the question by asking, "Aren't there more substantive issues to discuss?;" as if the Republicans hadn't been raising this question, as well as questions regarding abortion, religious freedom and so forth, over and over during the last four years. Who is the real leader here? Obama 2012.
The election year stupida$$ery continues...Presdient Obama flip-flops on *** marriage, then makes "a courageous call" and makes $15 mil at a Hollywood fundraiser; meanwhile, the Washington Post devotes a 5000 word front page column to Governor Romney's high school days. Never mind taking a long, hard, dispassionate audit of President Obama's performance; never mind inquiring about Governor Romney's positions on economic policy and plans to deal with Iran and North Korea. Weknow precious little about Obama's high school and college years, but we're supposed to think Romney's a goon because of what HE did in high school? Rly? Srsly?
Video on msnbc.com: Mitt Romney takes credit for the success of the auto industry. President Obama isn't buying, and surprisingly, neither is Neil Cavuto of Fox News. Ed Schultz talks with Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post about the latest details.
Video on msnbc.com: Thirty-nine states have bans on same-sex marriage, including all seven of the NBC News "Toss Up" states. How will President Obama's support of marriage equality play in November? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell discusses with author Toure, Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart, and...
Wow, what a day it's been in regard to the news and politics. This morning I read that a convicted felon in a Texas prison received 40% of the vote from Democrats in the WV Primary. This story made the front page of the Washington Post. I wondered how he got on the ballot in the first place? It makes sense that there were 72,000 votes for this guy. About 40,000 are employed in the coal industry and figure in their families and communities, 72,000 seems right. Ken Ward Jr. posted data that showed more people employed in coal now than 2008(in the Obama "no jobs zone") I had noticed that coal production has been increasing too. Still no doubt that the majority of West Virginians dislike President Obama.
Boycott North Carolina--and Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California . . . "President Obama's reelection campaign is expressing their disappointment that North Carolina voters have decided to add a *** marriage amendment to the state's constitution," Politico reports. A *** marriage amendment" means an amendment asserting the traditional definition of marriage. As Politico explains: "Obama has staked out a position where he is nominally opposed to same-sex marriage (but 'evolving'), but is also against state-level marriage bans--a stance unlikely to satisfy supporters on either side of the debate." It's pretty rich that Obama keeps accusing Republicans of "Social Darwinism" when he's the one who's evolving. Obama has been under increasing pressure from the left, especially in the media, "to finally state clearly that he supports full equality for *** and *** Americans, and perhaps even that it's time the country accepts the inevitable," as the Washington Post's Greg Sargent puts it. "It's hard ...
A quote from the Washington Post "From the start of his history-making tenure, the nation’s first black president took care never to be seen making policy or political decisions aimed solely or directly at black America. His position: He is the president of the whole country, focused on broad-based fixes to “lift all boats.” The race-avoidance strategy served President Obama well, helping him attract support from many whites while also mobilizing African Americans energized by the powerful symbol of a black commander in chief. But a soaring jobless rate among African Americans and a newfound comfort by black lawmakers to criticize Obama’s economic policies are prompting the White House to recalibrate — and to focus more directly on the struggles of black America. The shift comes amid a growing concern among some Democrats that the stubborn economic conditions in minority communities might hamper efforts by Obama’s reelection campaign to generate the large black voter turnout it needs in key ci ...
Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn and the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza joined host Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball to discuss how President Obama is trying to shift the election conversation into a debate about ideas and ideology. When Obama formally launched his reelection camp...
Great Editorial from the 1 May 12 Washington Post (from a surprising source): With the withdrawal of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich from the race, the Republican Party all but has its presidential nominee. That means our country’s major issues will be faced by former Governor Mitt Romney or President Obama after the ballots are counted on Nov. 6. But before the ballots are cast, voters must first address two critical challenges. The first is to vote through the filter of the morals and values by which we live. The second is to robustly engage the democratic process that allows us the right to choose our leaders and to do so in a way that demonstrates reverence for our system of government and respect for those who answer the call to serve in it. We all know the issues in this year’s election: The economy. Jobs. The ongoing and multifaceted threat of terrorism. Abortion policy. Health care and what role the government ought to play in it. Whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide. Immig ...
What’s up in Virginia?: (Paul Mirengoff) A brand new Washington Post poll has President Obama leading Mit...
Osama Bin Laden death anniversary: 10 things we’ve learned about terror leader since raid.! One year ago today, on May 1, 2011, Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in a daring raid on his compound near Islamabad, Pakistan. Through thousands of documents seized during the assault—many of them slated to be declassified later this week—we've learned a lot about the terror leader since his death. He wanted to kill President Obama According to the trove of documents uncovered by U.S. forces, Bin Laden "regularly ordered his subordinates to plan new attacks, including assassinations of President Barack Obama and Gen. David Petraeus," NBC News reported. According to the Washington Post, Bin Laden wanted to kill Obama, in part, because he felt Vice President Joe Biden was "unprepared" to step in as commander in chief. Bin Laden's planned assassination of Obama involved hijacking Air Force One, the Post said. "Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make Biden take over t ...
Here's a fascinating analysis of what could happen if Lugar loses the GOP primary from the Washington Post wonkbook: In Indiana, Sen. Richard Lugar now looks likely to lose the Republican primary to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Typically, a Senate primary isn't the sort of event I'd include in Wonkbook. But this one matters. If Mitt Romney wins the election, it's easy to see the kind of Congress he has: A Republican one. But if President Obama wins reelection, it's likely that one or both chambers will be controlled by Republicans. In that case, if you want to know how 'Taxmageddon' will be resolved, or whether immigration reform will be possible, you need to know how Republicans in Congress feel about compromising with Obama. And Lugar's fate might shape that sentiment. Consider three possible outcomes in Indiana: Lugar wins: In this world, it's not clear that any high-profile incumbents would have lost to a Tea Party challenge in this cycle. Sen. Orrin Hatch is widely expected to withstand his chal ...
Rolling Stone asks: Newspapers? I’ll thumb through all the major papers in the morning. I’ll read the Times and Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, just to catch up. Do you read Paul Krugman? I read all of the New...
Washington Post shared the following link and had this to say about it: The World Bank has named President Obama's pick and Dartmouth University president Jim Yong Kim as its new chief:
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Mitt Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie struggled to defend his campaign’s central piece of evidence supporting its claim that President Obama is waging a war on women today. The claim — that 92 percent of jobs lost under Obama where lost by women — has been called highly misleading and “mostly fals...
Washington Post columnist George Will jabbed at President Obama on Sunday for his boasts about the most recent U.S. economic numbers.
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