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  • Obama: Our criminal justice system imprisons too many criminals

    04/23/2016 9:42:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    investors.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Andrew Malcolm
    President Obama’s weekly remarks Hello, everybody. Today, there are some 2.2 million people behind bars in America. Millions more are on parole or probation. All told, we spend $80 billion taxpayer dollars each year to keep people locked up. Many are serving unnecessarily long sentences for non-violent crimes. Almost 60 percent have mental health problems. Almost 70 percent were regular drug users. And as a whole, our prison population is disproportionately black and Latino.
  • The Drive-By Media Message to Trump and Cruz on Obama's Executive Orders

    04/18/2016 5:25:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Drive-By Media, before we get to the latest on the two campaigns, the Drive-By Media this morning is just breathless over the wrap-up of oral arguments before the Supreme Court on whether to let Obama's executive orders on illegal aliens stand. Speaking of which, there's a USA Today piece today all upset about this. All of a sudden, all of a sudden now a USA Today editorial upset at Obama's executive orders. But you know why? Well, what does this mean that Cruz or Trump might do if they're elected? Yes, siree, Bob. Now they're starting...
  • All Your Favorite Rappers Met With President Obama About Criminal Justice Reform

    04/16/2016 8:51:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    time.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Maya Rhodan
    President Obama hosted some of hip-hop’s biggest stars for a meeting at the White House on Friday. According to a White House official Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Alicia Keys, Wale, J. Cole, and Ludacris were among the stars who sat down with Obama and some of his top advisers to talk about criminal justice reform and the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. An official says the stars were singled out due to their work within communities to confront issues facing young people. “Through their own nonprofit work or artistic commitment, many of these artists have found ways to engage on...
  • Dem Lawyer: Obama Can Appoint Garland to SCOTUS Without Senate Approval

    04/09/2016 5:24:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 9, 2016 | Rick Moran
    You're beginning to hear this legal theory more and more as it becomes clear the Senate has no intention of taking up the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.Does President Obama have the power to appoint a justice of the Supreme Court without getting the Senate's approval? The legal theory rests on an ambiguity in the Constitution and some legal sleight of hand.Gregory L. Diskant, a senior partner at the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and a member of the national governing board of Common Cause, penned an op-ed in The Washington Post explaining the...
  • March Sees Record Gun Sales

    04/04/2016 11:26:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 4, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Gun sales broke records yet again in the month of March. The FBI performed 2,523,265 firearms-related background checks between March 1 and March 31, according to the agency’s records. That’s a new record for the month. It’s nearly 35,000 more checks than the previous record set in March 2014. Despite the new record, March saw the fewest checks of any month so far in 2016. The March record is the eleventh straight monthly record for background checks. The unprecedented streak, which began in May 2015, has included all-time records for both monthly and yearly sales. With 7,682,141 checks processed...
  • Why the Anger? Obamanomics Has Failed

    03/31/2016 9:45:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Larry Elder
    resident Barack Obama, when asked to name an accomplishment for which he is most proud, said, "I'm proud of saving the American economy." Breathtaking. Let's examine the facts, using only government, left wing -- or, at least, non-conservative -- statistics, sources or analyses. In 2012, the third year of the Obama recovery, the Associated Press wrote: "Since World War II, 10 U.S. recessions have been followed by a recovery that lasted at least three years. An Associated Press analysis shows that by just about any measure, the one that began in June 2009 is the weakest. ... Economic growth has...
  • Prosecutors won’t retry Blagojevich on 5 tossed counts

    03/30/2016 8:48:51 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 Mar 2016
    Prosecutors won’t retry Blagojevich on 5 tossed counts
  • Obama dismayed by vulgarity, violence of campaign

    03/16/2016 2:51:34 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2016 | KEVIN FREKING
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was dismayed by "vulgar and divisive rhetoric" directed at women and minorities as well as the violence that has occurred in the 2016 presidential campaign, a swipe at Republican front-runner Donald Trump that also served as a challenge to other political leaders to speak out and set a better example.
  • Obama: My ISIS strategy has forced pay cuts for terrorists

    02/27/2016 7:27:57 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    investors.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2016 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama’s weekly remarks Hi, everybody. This week, we continued our mission to destroy ISIL. This remains a difficult fight, and the situation in Syria and Iraq is incredibly complex. ISIL is entrenched, including in urban areas. It uses innocent civilians as human shields. Despite these challenges, I can report that we’re making progress. And this week, I directed my team to continue accelerating our campaign on all fronts. Our 66-member coalition, including Arab partners, continues to grow stronger. More nations are making more contributions. Every day, our air campaign—more than 10,000 strikes so far—continues to destroy ISIL forces. And...
  • Justice Department promises crackdown on sanctuary cities

    02/24/2016 9:44:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal Bureau of Prisons will now try to deport illegal immigrants rather than turn them over to sanctuary cities, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday in a bid to solve the situation that may have led to the death of Kathryn Steinle last summer. Ms. Lynch also said she'll begin an audit of sanctuary cities to see if they're violating federal law, and those that are found to be actively stymying immigration agents' work could lose grant funding.
  • Audio: Chuck Schumer has no idea how to spin what Biden

    02/23/2016 4:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’ll give you the quote but you should really listen to the clip, as it’s short and oh so sweet. How often does this guy get caught by reporters with nothing coherent to say in his or his party’s defense? I thought he’d at least try arguing that Biden said what he said in June 1992 whereas Scalia’s vacancy opened up in February of this year and that makes all the difference somehow even though it actually makes no difference at all, but he doesn’t even fart out that excuse. All he can say to the fact that Obama, Biden,...
  • Democrats Display Supreme Hypocrisy About Replacing Justice Scalia

    02/16/2016 3:08:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | February 16, 2016
    Supreme Court: Senate Democrats demanding that Republicans let President Obama pick a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia appear to be counting on the public's short attention span. But there's no statute of limitations on rank hypocrisy. "The Senate's constitutional duty to give a fair and timely hearing and a floor vote to the president's Supreme Court nominees has remained inviolable." That was Sen. Harry Reid in a Washington Post op-ed this week condemning any effort by the GOP to block President Obama from naming a successor to conservative stalwart Scalia. He went on to write that "the consequences of blocking...
  • Cruz - and Rubio - back Mike Lee's bill to make sure Congress,

    02/11/2016 7:29:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This is a no-brainer for Cruz, who came out hard against drafting women last week, but it’s interesting coming from Rubio after he declared himself in favor at the last debate. You can read his motives here as charitably or uncharitably as you like. Charitably: He’s striking a blow for legislative power at the executive’s and judiciary’s expense, a welcome corrective in an age of growing presidential power and judicial social engineering. Uncharitably: He realized belatedly that “let’s draft your daughters” isn’t a sentiment that’ll play well in a Republican primary, especially among the social conservatives he’s trying to win,...
  • Obama to propose $10 per barrel fee on oil

    02/04/2016 12:41:35 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 181 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/4/2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Barack Obama will propose a $10 per barrel charge on oil to fund clean transportation projects as part of his final budget request next week, the White House said Thursday. The proposal would have difficulty clearing the Republican-controlled Congress. Oil companies would pay the fee, which would be gradually introduced over five years. The government would use the proceeds to fund high-speed railways, autonomous cars and other travel systems. "By placing a fee on oil, the President's plan creates a clear incentive for private sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil and at the same time invests in...
  • Mosque chosen by Obama for visit has links to extremist groups

    02/01/2016 2:11:04 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, January 30, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The Baltimore mosque that President Obama will visit this week to show support for American Muslims has historical ties to radical Islamic groups. The Islamic Society of Baltimore had an imam who was a leading figure in the extremist Muslim Brotherhood. The organization also is connected to the Islamic Society of North America, a Muslim civil rights group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a 2008 criminal prosecution in which several individuals were convicted of funneling money to the terrorist group Hamas.
  • When foreigners bring disease across the border

    01/26/2016 11:36:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Tammy Bruce
    Formerly eradicated diseases are surging and now we have the Zika virusWhen facing the massive problems associated with an open border, deluges of illegal immigration, and now even government sponsored surges of so-called "refugees," we naturally must discuss our concern about terrorism and violent crime. That, however, is only part of the threat. The uncontrolled and chaotic violation this nation brought to us by President Obama's immigration and refugee schemes pose a number of threats to the homeland as insidious and deadly as the Islamic jihadi. Viruses we had finally eliminated from our lives are returning, and others we should...
  • Obama’s Legacy Is Already Collapsing

    01/19/2016 1:59:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | John Thune
    Last week, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the speech, there was a lot of discussion about the nature of the president's legacy. Less discussed, however, was that most of the president's so-called legacy may not outlast his presidency, since most of his supposed achievements have never been enacted into law.Early on in his presidency, it became clear that the president didn't have much interest in working with Congress in a bipartisan manner, and after losing large majorities in the House and Senate, he made it clear that he did not want...
  • Kerry: "The World Is Safer Today"

    01/18/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that despite all of Iran’s saber-rattling in the wake of it’s deal to curb its nuclear intentions, the world is still safer as a result of the deal.
  • Obama's 'regrets' — he's had a few

    01/17/2016 10:35:26 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 17, 2016 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribpub.com
    Considering the stubbornness of his opposition, I thought President Barack Obama was being quite generous in expressing "regrets" over his role in Washington's dysfunction. "It's one of the few regrets of my presidency," he said Tuesday during his last State of the Union address to Congress, "that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better." He shouldn't be too hard on himself, in my view. When it comes to stirring "rancor and suspicion," he had plenty of assistance from his stubbornly resistant conservative adversaries. I am not one to complain, as many Obama supporters do,...
  • Two Partisans Talk Up Bipartisanship

    01/14/2016 5:03:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    There are two ways to talk up bipartisanship. You can give the notion lip service. You can lament its loss in modern politics. You can lay the blame of partisan rancor on the times and not at your own clay feet. You can say, "It's one of the few regrets of my presidency -- that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better," as President Barack Obama shared in his State of the Union address Tuesday. Believe me. I am sick and tired of criticizing the president. I miss the first term, when there were...
  • Obama to shut Guantanamo before he leaves office, says White House chief of staff

    01/10/2016 1:54:19 PM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Jan. 10, 2016
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday vowed that President Obama will close the Guantanamo Bay detainee facility before his presidency ends in 11 months. "He feels an obligation to his successor to close that, and that's why we're going to do it," McDonough said on "Fox News Sunday." "Sure we are." However, McDonough declined to answer whether Obama would use his White House powers to sidestep Congress and close the facility. "The president just said he's going to present a plan to Congress and work with Congress and then we'll make some final determination," McDonough said. Obama...
  • Did Obama Weep Over Nork Nukes?

    01/06/2016 7:00:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I wonder if President Obama will shed any tears over the North Koreans. I mean, he got all teary-eyed yesterday thinking about the loss of life because of guns in America. So the North Koreans announced another nuclear test out there. The Iranians the same thing, by the way. Afghanistan is falling apart. Afghanistan's being propped up -- apparently -- I watched Ralph Peters today on Fox this morning. Ralph Peters said that Afghanistan right now is being propped up by Special Forces soldiers, and that's about the extent to which we have any actual operations on...
  • The Tearful Dictator

    01/06/2016 7:42:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    The tyrant cries. While announcing his new slate of gun control measures designed to pave the way for a national gun registration regime, President Obama welled up in a press conference on Tuesday. He'd spent nearly half an hour berating Republicans, American voters and the National Rifle Association for their supposed intransigence in failing to embrace his executive actions. Finally, he reached up to his eyes, rubbed at them, and as tears wet his cheeks, he stated, "Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad. ... We need voters who want safer gun laws, and who...
  • Inside the Garden of Political Town Hall Plants

    01/06/2016 5:15:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    On Thursday, CNN will host a town hall with President Obama as part of his "final-year push to make gun control part of his legacy." In addition to sitting down with liberal anchor Anderson Cooper, the network says Obama will "take questions from the audience." Uh-oh. Get out your best pruning shears and trowels. In an age of micromanaged partisan stagecraft and left-wing media enablers, there is no such thing as a spontaneous question. CNN has a long history of allowing political plants to flourish in its public forums. At the cable station's Democratic debate in Las Vegas in...
  • Snarling Obama Issues Gun Fatwa

    01/05/2016 12:10:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Man, I'll tell you, Obama is mad. I have not seen this kind of expression on the face of Barack Obama as often and as consistently as I have the last 15 minutes watching this fatwa he's announcing on his executive action on guns. This is amazing. He's really, really ticked off about this. Anyway, folks, greetings. How are you? Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh back at it. Three straight hours of broadcast excellence headed your way. Telephone number, if you want to be on the program, 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. This is striking,...
  • Obama to bolster gun background checks

    01/04/2016 7:23:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    DPA international ^ | January 5, 2015 | Anne K. Walters dpa
    Washington (dpa) - US President Barack Obama is seeking to expand background checks on gun buyers as part of efforts to be announced Tuesday that attempt to keep more criminals from getting guns. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive will clarify its rules to require anyone engaged in the business of selling firearms regardless of the location to have a license and conduct background checks, US officials told reporters late Monday. "The goal is keeping bad actors away from firearms," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said. The move that Obama will announce aims to target sellers who have avoided...
  • Obama Urges Citizens to Stand Up Against the National Rifle Association

    01/03/2016 10:13:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 3, 2016 | Debra Heine
    A hallmark of Obama's presidency since his early days in office has been his habit of pitting American citizens against each other: Democrats vs. Republicans, blacks vs. whites, rich vs. poor, climate change alarmists vs. climate change skeptics, gay vs. straight, etc.It was shocking at first. Seven years in, it is depressingly expected of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief.In his weekly address, released Friday, Obama vowed to spend his final year in office seeking ways to impose gun control policies via executive fiat, and urged American citizens to stand up against groups like the NRA -- which, of course, is made up of...
  • Obama Reshapes Presidential Politics -- But Maybe Not To Democrats' Benefit

    01/01/2016 5:48:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Michael Barone
    One thing that's striking about the presidential race, which, finally, officially begins soon, is how much the race has been shaped by Barack Obama. The course of the contests for both the Republican and Democratic nominations would be inconceivable absent the course of the Obama presidency. This is most apparent in the phenomenon that goes by the name of Donald Trump. Trump's gratuitous insults of rivals reflect the coarseness of Obama's nonstop insults of Republicans and anyone who does not share his views and priorities. Despite his pre-presidential promises of nonpartisanship, Obama has been the most grating and vitriolic partisan...
  • Trump's strongest Republican supporters: Registered Democrats?

    12/31/2015 5:54:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 229 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 31, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    That’s odd. What could Democrats possibly see in a lifelong true conservative like Donald Trump? There’s something for everyone in Nate Cohn’s new post. If you’re a Trump fan, here’s the smoking gun that he really is a new Reagan, the guy who’s going to broaden the tent and sweep to victory in November by bringing centrist Democrats into the GOP. If you’re a Trump critic, here’s further proof that he’s the RINO of RINOs, a man who’s blended nationalism, center-left economics, and Jacksonian foreign policy into something that tastes better to members of the other party than it does...
  • For Obama, It's Not Delusion, It's Purpose

    12/30/2015 6:53:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Good news, America: the Obama administration has achieved peace in Syria. That's according to John Kirby, the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Public Affairs and spokesperson at the US State Department, who issued a blog post filled with five-word summations of 2015. Here's their summation of the Syrian crisis: "Bringing Peace, Security to Syria." So the hundreds of thousands dead, the millions of refugees, the rise of ISIS, the enshrinement of dictator Bashar Assad -- none of it ever happened. According to the State Department, everything's going swimmingly. More good news: the Obama administration has also defeated...
  • Obamas say Happy Kwanzaa; most candidates say nothing

    12/26/2015 8:14:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Dec. 26, 2015 | Daniel Chaitin
    President Obama extended his "warmest wishes" to families across the U.S. celebrating Kwanzaa, a holiday which honors African-American culture. "Today begins a week-long celebration of African-American heritage and culture through family and community festivities," a statement released the White House on Saturday said. "Kwanzaa's seven principles -- unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith -- are also shared values that bind us as Americans," he continued. "And in the spirit of the season, we reflect on the blessings of the past year and commit to building a brighter future for all our children. "As families,...
  • Hawaii can’t seem to name anything after native son Obama

    12/25/2015 6:47:02 PM PST · by PROCON · 71 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 25, 2015 | Greg Jaffe and Juliet Eilperin
    HONOLULU -- Stanley Chang hatched a plan last year to overcome seven years of failed attempts to name something after Hawaii's most famous native son. His target: Sandy Beach, a stunning strip of sand and volcanic ash that he hoped to re-christen "Barack Obama Beach." Chang had heard from a congressional staffer that Obama often spoke fondly of body surfing there as a teen. And he had read an interview in which the president described his ideal day as one spent at the Oahu beach. "It was almost a prose poem," Chang said. Obama imagined a sea turtle swimming in...
  • Press Cheers When Obama Sinks 40-Foot Chip Shot

    12/22/2015 9:02:29 PM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama went golfing in Hawaii yesterday and called the press over when he reached the 18th hole. The commander in chief then made what ABC News describes as a 40-foot chip shot:
  • Obama, Clinton push for Trump to win Republican nomination

    12/22/2015 12:19:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2015 | S. A.Miller
    resident Obama and Hillary Clinton have intensified attacks on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, accusing him of manipulating voters' "fear and ignorance" and using anti-Muslim rhetoric that helps recruit Islamic State terrorists jabs that appear to be energizing his supporters and strengthening his campaign. But campaign strategists say the attacks are not aimed at knocking down Mr. Trump. Instead, the smears are part of a calculated ploy by Democrats who want to help him win because they are convinced the billionaire businessman will lose in the general election. "It definitely makes my allegiance to Donald Trump much greater," Jeff Moorman,...
  • The next affirmative action group will be Muslims

    12/20/2015 9:21:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Dec. 20, 2015 | Ed Lasky
    Barack Obama continues to fundamentally transform and tilt our nation to favor one of his favorite groups - Muslims -- at the expense of everyone else. Early in his presidency, Barack Obama's plans to control the Census Bureau unleashed a firestorm of criticism. The White House in a radical move ordered the Census Bureau to work directly with Barack Obama aides. Since the 2010 census would play a key role in drawing House districts and electoral votes at least until 2020 there was criticism that Obama's moves, supported by other Democrats, would be used for partisan purposes to empower Democrats....
  • Obama: 10 reasons 2015 was so swell

    12/19/2015 10:14:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    investors.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | Andrew Malcolm
    President Obama's weekly remarksHi, everybody. It's the most wonderful time of the year. Not just for spreading holiday cheer -- but also for list makers. You've got wish lists; Santa's list; and of course, a blizzard of year-in-review lists. So I decided to get in on the action. As a nation, we face big challenges. But in the spirit of 2015 retiree David Letterman, here -- in no particular order -- are my top 10 things that happened in 2015 that should make every American optimistic about 2016. Number ten: The economy. Over the past 12 months, our businesses have...
  • Ben Sasse to Senate colleagues: Will you oppose President Trump if he acts unilaterally?

    12/18/2015 8:05:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    For your Friday evening viewing pleasure, the third major speech he’s delivered in the last few months demanding more leadership from his colleagues. The first, in early November, was a general indictment of Senate dysfunction. The second, which came just last week, was a plea for clarity in the war on radical Islam, especially from Obama. This one is a hard knock on both parties for cowering as the executive branch gobbles up more and more of Congress’s prerogatives. And the hook, as any media-savvy pol nowadays would insist on, is Trump. That comes right at the beginning (transcript here);...
  • Obama says he won't fade away in final year

    12/18/2015 12:46:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Closing out a tumultuous year, President Barack Obama sought to lay the groundwork Friday for his last year in office by vowing not to fade in the background but instead use his remaining months to push longstanding goals to fruition. "In 2016, I'm going to leave it all out on the field," he said. "Wherever there's an opportunity, I'm going to take it."
  • President Obama just commuted 95 sentences. How do presidential commutations and pardons work?

    12/18/2015 12:22:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | Mark Berman
    President Obama commuted the sentences of 95 drug offenders on Friday, the third time this year that he has used his unique clemency power to release such offenders as part of a push to try to ease these people out of the federal prison system. The Obama administration said last year that it was pushing to free nonviolent offenders who were, in the words of then-Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., “deserving individuals who do not pose a threat to public safety.” More than 35,000 inmates have applied for early releases under this new initiative, which is taking a while...
  • No confidence: Disapproval of Obama's handling of terrorism soars to 57%,

    12/16/2015 7:33:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Man alive. You don’t see trend lines like this every day.I guess the spin for O fans is obvious. The sudden spike isn’t a “real” downturn in his counterterror approval, it’s just a reflex after the jihadi massacre in San Bernardino. Support for gun control bounced upward after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012 but it came back down to earth in time. So will this, provided there isn’t another attack in the U.S. soon. Could be, but Obama’s been trending poorly on this subject for two years, ever since ISIS started creeping onto American voters’ radar. It was probably...
  • President Obama’s job approval rating down after San Bernardino

    12/15/2015 11:48:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    yahoo ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    With an American public increasingly weary following the recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, President Obama’s job rating has dipped to its lowest level in more than a year, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds. According to the survey released Tuesday, just 43 percent of U.S. adults approve of the job the president is doing, while a majority (51 percent) disapprove. Six percent said they are not sure if they approve or disapprove.
  • Third grade teacher who said she wished 'Ebola would take out Obama' and called Muslims..

    12/14/2015 1:17:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/15 | Chris Spargo
    'goat f**kers' resigns from her job - but will still get paid Angela Box of Houston, Texas, resigned from her job as a third grade teacher after comments she made about President Obama and Muslims Box joked that she hoped Obama would get Ebola, and called Muslims 'goat f**kers' and 'bacon haters' The comments were made on a local political program Tommy's Garage, on which Box is a frequent guest Box denies she is a racist and in a video of her appearances on the show points out her support of people like fighter pilot Major Mariam Al-Mansouri Though...
  • Obama eyes Cuba visit, says Castro not 'an ideologue'

    12/14/2015 8:33:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama is hopefully planning a visit to Cuba and sees longtime co-dictator Raul Castro, who has taken over for ailing brother Fidel, as a pragmatist, not "an ideologue." In a newly released Yahoo interview, Obama said, "I am very much interested in going to Cuba, but I think the conditions have to be right."The president told correspondent Olivier Knox, "My hope is that sometime next year we look at the conditions there and we say, you know what? Now would be a good time to shine a light on progress that's been made, but also maybe to nudge the...
  • White House insists Americans safer under Obama

    12/12/2015 6:25:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Dec. 11, 2015 | Nicole Duran
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest insisted Friday that the government is doing a better job now protecting Americans than when President Obama took office in 2009, even though a new poll says people's trust in the government to keep them safe is at a new low. Earnest was responding to questions about a Thursday Gallup poll that said only 55 percent of those asked were confident that the government is protecting them. That poll came out after a terrorist attack in California that left 14 dead, and heightened fears that more attacks could be coming on U.S. soil. But Earnest...
  • Obama: This week I'll visit 2 government offices to fight terrorism

    12/12/2015 6:11:16 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    investors.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hello, everybody. This week, Americans across our country have shown what it means to be strong in the face of terrorism. In San Bernardino, even as the community continues to grieve, people are refusing to be ruled by fear. Across the county, dedicated public servants are on the job — and more will be returning to work this week. Faith communities have come together in fellowship and prayer. Families lined the streets for the annual children’s Christmas parade—because we can’t let terrorists change how we live our lives.
  • House Armed Services Committee: Obama Violated Federal Law with Bergdahl Exchange

    12/10/2015 5:43:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 10, 2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    The Obama administration hits just keep on coming... A House Armed Services Committee report set to be released Thursday accuses the Obama administration of misleading Congress and violating federal law during a controversial prisoner exchange. The report compiled by the GOP majority charges that the administration did so when it bypassed Congress in negotiating the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was being held in Afghanistan. They suggested that the White House had put politics and expediency ahead of proper procedure in making the deal. This is the same administration that put politics and...
  • Rep. Blackburn: Obama's response to ISIS threat has emboldened terrorists, not stopped them

    12/10/2015 5:05:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Rep. Marsha Blackburn
    In the aftermath of the attacks carried out by radical Islamic extremists that killed and wounded hundreds in the streets of Paris, President Obama stood before the world to issue America's response. Instead of taking a hardline stand against violent acts of terrorism, the President appeared timid as he announced that the upcoming summit on climate change would be a strong "rebuke" to international terrorism. This statement, combined with his approach towards combating ISIS, show that President Obama holds misplaced priorities about the threats facing our country. Then came the San Bernardino attack where 14 people were killed and 21...
  • President Obama Tells Syrian Refugee 'You're Part of What Makes America Great'

    12/10/2015 1:15:37 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    abcnews ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | ALEXANDER MALLIN
    President Obama still isn't directly engaging Donald Trump's recent proposal to bar Muslims from entering the U.S., but a Facebook comment posted from his official account overnight could be the closest he has come so far. The post was at the end of a "Humans of New York" thread about a Syrian refugee currently in Istanbul, Turkey. According to quotes attributed to the unnamed man on the HONY page, he is an inventor, and said "I learned today that I'm going to Troy, Michigan."
  • Stunning=> Over 100 MILLION Guns Sold in US Since Obama Became President (Video)

    12/08/2015 3:17:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Dec. 8, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A poster showing Barack Obama is seen in the background as customers line up to look at firearms at a gun shop in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008. The Cheaper Than Dirt gun store recorded a record day of gun sales the day after the election of President-elect Barack Obama and is having trouble keeping up with the demand for assault riffles. (Flickr) William La Jeunesse reported today on FOX News that 100 million guns have been sold in the US since Obama became president. Today's increase in sales is nationwide not just in California. La Jeunesse...
  • Some Muslim Americans Irritated By Obama's Call For Them To 'Root Out' Extremism

    12/08/2015 7:52:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | Tom Gjelten
    President Obama's request that Muslim Americans help "root out" and confront extremist ideology in their communities is getting mixed reactions. Muslim leaders say they want to help, but some are not happy that they are being singled out. "We would never ask any other faith community to stand up and condemn acts of violence committed by people within their groups," said Palestinian American activist Linda Sarsour, who has worked extensively with the Black Lives Matter movement and other minority groups. "The fact that this is only directed at the Muslim community is something that I personally can't accept." In his...