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  • Why We Question Your Motives on Guns, Mr. President

    10/05/2015 12:32:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: But I want to, ladies and gentlemen, for the moment focus on the incident in Oregon involving guns. The president went out and spoke late Friday afternoon at the White House, had a press conference. During the Q&A, Jonathan Karl of ABC News said, "Back in July, Mr. President, you said that the gun issue has been the most frustrating of your presidency. We certainly heard that frustration from you last night. So in the last 15 months of your presidency, do you intend to do anything differently to get Congress to act or to do something about this...
  • Obama and Biden were running late so they made Pope Francis’s plane turn around

    09/22/2015 5:42:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | September 22, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    There are so many minor stories that are embarrassing to liberals to blog about this afternoon, it’s hard to choose just one. Should I blog the fact that gutless Hillary Clinton waited for the Pope’s arrival to dump the news that she’s taking the predictable orthodox left-wing position on the Keystone Pipeline? Should I blog about left-wing writers being so stupid that they don’t realize the word “retarded” has a non-slur definition? Or should I blog the fact that America’s been planning the Pope’s visit for months and somehow Obama still couldn’t quite get to the airport on time? When...
  • Gays, Transgenders, 'Nun on the Bus' Invited to White House Pope Francis Reception

    09/16/2015 4:07:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies ^ | Sep. 15, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Guests at the White House reception for Pope Francis on September 23 will include several gay and transgender persons, a controversial nun, a radical preacher and a gay Episcopal bishop. Several of the invitations to the event, which is part of the pope's three-city tour of America September 22-27, were offered by Vivian Taylor. Taylor, 30, considers himself transgender, which means he identifies as a sex different from his biology. Taylor has male anatomy but dresses and presents himself as female. Until March of this year he was the Executive Director of Integrity USA, a homosexual and transgender activist wing...
  • Misperceptions persist about Obama's faith, but aren't so widespread

    09/13/2015 11:21:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep. 13, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Washington (CNN)—A new CNN/ORC poll finds that although misperceptions about Barack Obama's religious beliefs and background persist, they are not as widespread as some recent polling has suggested. Obama was born in Hawaii and is a Christian. Overall, when asked "where was Obama born, as far as you know?" 80% of adults say they believe Obama was born in the United States, while 20% said that he was born outside the country. And just 9% of those who think he was born elsewhere believe there is solid evidence of that; the other 11% say it is just their suspicion.Misperceptions about...
  • Watch President Obama Do a Native Alaskan Dance With Kids

    09/03/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies ^ | Sep. 2, 2015 | VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    President Obama's been known to bust a move now and then -- and he's not a bad dancer. Today, he had the opportunity to show off his moves on the last day of his three-day trip to Alaska. Obama stopped at Dillingham Middle School and was treated to a cultural performance by the school kids, featuring native dances and songs. After the kids had finished performing a number of dances, POTUS joined in. "I've been practicing," Obama said.
  • Poll: Majority of Republicans think Obama is a Muslim

    09/01/2015 8:49:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies ^ | Sep. 1, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    A majority of Republican voters, 54 percent, think that President Obama is a Muslim, according to a new survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP). Asked whether they thought Obama is a Christian or Muslim or if they were unsure, 32 percent said they were unsure. Fourteen percent said he was a Christian. Many right-leaning voters have been deeply skeptical about Obama's faith since before he became president. The topic arose again prominently in 2012, when Obama faced former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a devout Mormon, in the general election. Obama rarely invokes his own faith in speeches and...
  • Boehner condemns McKinley name change

    08/31/2015 8:22:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Aug.1, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Speaker John Boehner said he is "deeply disappointed" in President Obama's plan to rename Alaska's Mount McKinley "Mt. Denali," joining a chorus of Republican lawmakers, even though the change has roots in the Republican Party. The peak, which is the tallest in North America, was named after the nation's 25th president and former Ohio governor, William McKinley, in 1896. Boehner, from Ohio, joined other lawmakers from his state in condemning the move, which Obama announced Sunday. "There is a reason President McKinley's name has served atop the highest peak in North America for more than 100 years, and that...
  • Obama: I'm going to Alaska for three days (More AGW BS)

    08/29/2015 9:10:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies ^ | Aug. 29, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. This Monday, I’m heading to Alaska for a three-day tour of the state. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Not only because Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in a country that’s full of beautiful places — but because I’ll have several opportunities to meet with everyday Alaskans about what’s going on in their lives. I’ll travel throughout the state, meeting with Alaskans who live above the Arctic Circle, with Alaska natives, and with folks who earn their livelihoods through fishing and tourism. And I expect to learn...
  • First Openly Transgender Official Hired at White House

    08/18/2015 8:50:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 18, 2015
    The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member. The White House announced Raffi Freedman-Gurspan's appointment on Tuesday. Freedman-Gurspan is an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel. Transgender advocates say she is the first openly transgender official to serve in the White House.
  • Why Obama will open a US embassy in Iran

    08/18/2015 6:39:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies ^ | Aug. 17, 2015 | Ilan Berman
    What’s next after the Obama administration’s opening to Cuba? Why, an embassy in Tehran, of course. On Aug. 14, in a ceremony replete with pomp and circumstance, Secretary of State John Kerry presided over the formal re-opening of the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba. The occasion marked the culmination of nearly two years of quiet diplomacy between the White House and the Castro regime. The initiative had been launched following Kerry’s fall 2013 address before the Organization of the American States, in which he had announced with great fanfare that the “era of the Monroe Doctrine is over.” That pronouncement...
  • Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves

    08/16/2015 9:34:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 16, 2015 | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House. A congressional vote of disapproval would not prevent Obama from acting on his own to start putting the accord in place. While he probably would take some heavy criticism, this course would let him add the foreign policy breakthrough to his second-term list of accomplishments.
  • As Multiple White House Lies About the Iran Deal Emerge,

    08/11/2015 5:11:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | August 11, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH; Big news from the Middle East about the Iran deal. It turns out that we were negotiating with the Iranians before Kerry was secretary of state. We were negotiating with the Iranians before the election of the "moderate" Rouhani. We were negotiating an Iranian nuke deal with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when nobody knew what was happening. The Regime was telling us that they couldn't do anything 'cause Ahmadinejad was such a radical extremist goofball. We had to wait for a "moderate" to win, which was Rouhani, and after he did, that's when we got serious. It turns out none of...
  • Obama: People who love this country can change it

    08/08/2015 7:38:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies ^ | Aug. 8, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. The right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights of any democracy. Yet for too long, too many of our fellow citizens were denied that right, simply because of the color of their skin. Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson signed a law to change that. The Voting Rights Act broke down legal barriers that stood between millions of African Americans and their constitutional right to cast ballot. It was, and still is, one of the greatest victories in our country’s struggle for civil rights.
  • Obama’s terrible Iran speech: My Republican critics are making “common cause”

    08/05/2015 2:04:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | August 5, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The lowest moment from what was probably the lowest speech of his presidency — so far. David Harsanyi, watching this, asks a good question: Imagine what would have happened if Bush had said that Democrats were caucusing with Saddam Hussein?— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) August 5, 2015 The GOP opposes the nuclear deal because they think it’s too favorable to Iran and not favorable enough to America. The hardliners in Iran’s parliament oppose the deal for the opposite reason. Insofar as they both want the deal to fail, I suppose that’s “common cause.” But then, as Harsanyi says, it must also...
  • Five Myths About Capital Gains Taxes

    08/04/2015 3:37:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    The late, great Jack Kemp, an architect of the Reagan tax cuts, used to say, "Without capital, capitalism is just another ism." Capital is the plants, the machinery, the computers and trucks that businesses invest in to become productive and efficient providers of goods and services. So it's strange that last week Hillary Clinton declared war on capital with her plan to nearly double the capital gains rate for investments held less than six years. The capital gains tax rate fell to 15 percent in the George W. Bush years, was raised 23.8 percent under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton...
  • President Obama: Out of (Touch with) Africa

    07/30/2015 6:31:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Rob Schwarzwaler.resident ObamaÂ’s sentimental journey to East Africa should have been a harmonious one. He used the occasion of a toast to KenyaÂ’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to joke about his own search for his birth certificate. The usual round of VIP visits and dinners were marred, however, by this presidentÂ’s insistence on pushing his radical social agenda on Africans. He lectured the leaders of Kenya about election violence. Meanwhile, Mr. Obama ignored the burgeoning Planned Parenthood scandal back home in the U.S.A. While deploring violence in KenyaÂ’s elections that took 1,000 lives in...
  • Obama Makes Birth Certificate Joke on Kenya Trip

    07/25/2015 3:11:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies ^ | July 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    If you can't beat members of the "birther" movement, join 'em. That's the approach President Obama took on Saturday night in Kenya, his father's homeland, when he made a wisecrack about his birthplace — which suspicious critics have harped on for years. "Some of my critics back home might be suggesting I'm here to look for my birth certificate," Obama said while making a toast at a state dinner hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta. "That's not the case." In 2011, Obama made his birth certificate public after so-called birthers questioned his eligibility to be president, claiming he was not a...
  • Video: Elderly vet protesting Obama at VFW speech gets manhandled for … holding up a sign

    07/23/2015 8:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot ^ | July 23, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not manhandled by security, I should note, but manhandled by two fellow vets. And I’m not exaggerating in using that word: They’re shockingly rough with a guy who looks to be in his mid-70s. A broken hip will learn the old-timer not to go mouthing off about Benghazi, I guess. Kind of surprised to find two Obama fans this ardent at a VFW gathering, to be honest. Perhaps reflecting mixed feelings about the president among veterans, Obama often drew tepid applause, especially for comments about his nuclear deal with Iran. He did, however, receive a rousing ovation after calling for...
  • You'll Be Outraged When You Hear What Outrages Obama About the Planned Parenthood Videos

    07/22/2015 4:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush ^ | July 22, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number 29. Folks, you have to hear this. This is the White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, at the White House daily briefing today. And as far as I know, this is the first White House comment on the videos taken of Planned Parenthood people describing the harvesting of body parts and how to do it without damaging the body parts and then selling them. This is what Josh Earnest said. EARNEST: I haven't spoken to the president about the actual videos. I have read the reports and I'm confident that he has, too, raising...
  • Obama touts VA progress, claims wait times reduced to ‘just a few days’

    07/22/2015 12:37:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 21, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    resident Obama stunned veterans, Republican lawmakers and even talk show host Jon Stewart Tuesday by claiming his administration has reduced most veterans’ wait times for a doctor’s appointment to “just a few days,” an assertion that veterans said doesn’t match reality. Speaking to the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Pittsburgh, Mr. Obama gave a mostly rosy assessment of reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs under Secretary Robert McDonald, tapped by the president last year to clean up scandals over delayed health care for veterans. “The VA is handling millions more appointments, inside and outside the...
  • Obama Wishes Muslims Happy Ramadan on Day of Tennessee Shooting

    07/17/2015 1:46:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 54 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 7/16/2015 | Jason Devaney
    As authorities investigate a deadly attack in Tennessee as a potential case of terrorism, which occurred on the heels of several attacks across the globe in recent weeks, President Barack Obama issued a statement Thursday wishing Muslims a happy Ramadan. The Muslim holy month ends Friday. [....] It's not clear what time Thursday the aforementioned White House statement was released, but Obama wished Muslims in the United States and across the world "joy" as Ramadan comes to a close. "Michelle and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating...
  • Obama: Witting or Witless?

    07/17/2015 6:31:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 17, 2015 | Mona Charen
    I was elected to end wars, not start them. -- Barack Obama The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. -- George OrwellA question has hung in the air since Barack Obama first moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and began his "fundamental transformation" of this country: Did he intend harm, or was he merely so blinded by ideology that he could not see the damage his policies were creating? The Iran deal provides an answer. At his press conference, our duplicitous leader chose to call black white and claim that the deal does the opposite of what...
  • The Silence is Deafening

    07/15/2015 9:44:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | July 15, 2015 | Kate Steinle
    A criminal is gunned down by police on the streets of Ferguson, and as the community burns to the ground the Obama Administration very publicly sends in Eric Holder and the Department of Justice to investigate, and then also sends appropriately grieving representatives from the White House to attend the funeral. A known drug dealer in Baltimore with multiple felony arrests dies in police custody of an as yet undetermined and disputed cause, and the Obama Administration once again sends White House representatives to attend his funeral while the city of Baltimore burns to the ground. A young thug in...
  • The Deal of the Century

    07/15/2015 8:38:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | July 15, 2015 | Cliff May
    On Friday, large crowds in Tehran and other Iranian cities burned American flags and chanted “Death to America!” On Saturday, Iranian media outlets reported that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had instructed university students to “continue the struggle against arrogant powers” – with the United States at the top of that list. On Tuesday, President Obama announced an historic agreement between Iran and the United States. It would be comforting to believe that the last of these developments mitigates the first two – that with an agreement in place, Iran’s “struggle” to bring about America’s demise will begin at least to...
  • Progress

    07/15/2015 5:34:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | July 15, 2015 | John Stossel
    Obamacare! The War on Drugs! A War on Poverty! Prohibition! The idea that government will bring social progress isn't new. Europe's monarchs believed in big government long before there was a Soviet Union or a welfare state. Eighteenth-century philosopher Voltaire praised "enlightened" monarchs like Prussia's Frederick the Great. Since the nineteenth century, so-called "progressives" have wanted government to get ever larger. They got their wish. The results were not so good for people. Today pundits and protesters moan about fiscal "austerity" in nations like Greece. But if austerity means cuts in government, there hasn't been much of it. Sure, Greece...
  • Obama lawyers press appeals court to lift order on immigration actions

    07/10/2015 4:49:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The Obama administration on Friday asked a federal appeals court to lift an order blocking the president’s executive actions on immigration. A three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments from lawyers representing the Justice Department and Texas in a case challenging Obama’s programs, which could shield millions of immigrants from deportation. The judges did not rule immediately on the administration’s request. With just 18 months left in Obama’s presidency, the court battle has put his programs in peril. No matter how the court rules, the legal battle could stretch into next year. Whichever side loses...
  • Cubans Pay the Price for Obama's 'Engagement' With the Castros

    07/08/2015 4:26:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 8, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    ON JULY 1, President Obama announced the formal resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba, asserting confidently that "American engagement ... is the best way to advance our interests and support for democracy and human rights." On July 5, the Communist regime in Havana delivered its customary response. It arrested more than 80 democratic dissidents, including at least 60 members of Ladies in White, a peaceful group of brave women who march weekly in support of husbands, fathers, and other relatives imprisoned in the Castros' jails. Many of those detained were hurt, some severely. One prominent human-rights activist, Antonio Rodiles, was...
  • Massive Government Overreach: Obama’s AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) Rule Is Out

    07/08/2015 8:16:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | July 8, 2015 | Stanley Kurtz
    Today, HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the finalization of the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. A front-page article pre-emptively defending the move appears in today’s Washington Post. The final rule is 377 pages, vastly longer than the preliminary version of the rule promulgated in 2013. AFFH is easily one of President Obama’s most radical initiatives, on a par with Obamacare in its transformative potential. In effect, AFFH gives the federal government a lever to re-engineer nearly every American neighborhood—imposing a preferred racial and ethnic composition, densifying housing, transportation, and business development in suburb and city alike, and weakening...
  • All the Rage These Days

    06/26/2015 5:11:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 26, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    If you have not realized it, outrage is about the only tool left in the Democrats' political arsenal. After years of the left telling Americans there is nothing beyond this world, there is no higher and best use of one's soul because it does not exist, and the worms will start eating us the day after we die, Americans are rather tapped out of caring about much of anything. So rage it is, and the latest rage is about the Confederate battle flag. To hear commentary in popular culture, one might be forgiven for thinking the Confederate battle flag shot...
  • We Have the Authoritarian Monarch Leftists Have Always Wanted:

    06/25/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Rush ^ | June 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, there's no way to spin this, folks. It's just a disaster. I think many of us are witnessing now the complete corruption of Washington, DC, meaning the objective has been to corrupt the government and success appears to be, at this moment in time, in hand. As it was pointed out to me earlier today, the left has the government that they've always wanted. We have an authoritarian megalomaniac ruling like a monarch. The opposition bends over and, according to the high court, the Supreme Court, words, laws, really have no meaning. It's whatever the popular interpretation of...
  • A Holocaust Survivor Says Obama Got His Ideas From Hitler [VIDEO]

    06/22/2015 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Joe for America ^ | 6/22/15 | Michael Becker
    Kitty Werthmann lived in Austria when Hitler marched his troops in and took over. She sees parallels between growing up in Austria and living in America for the last seven years. Those who forget – or don’t learn – history are doomed to repeat it. Hitler came to power in the depth of the depression, Obama came to power, in part, as the result of a deep recession. In addition, Hitler socialized health care, he went one step further than Obama, it was free for everyone in Germany. Hitler managed to confiscate virtually every gun in Germany, Obama would if...
  • Obama Fails to Pass Trade Bill Backed By Majorities in Both Houses

    06/17/2015 4:44:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 16, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Lyndon Johnson used to say that some of his colleagues were so politically inept they couldn't find their posteriors -- actually, he used a coarser word -- with both hands. Last week Barack Obama showed that, as a legislative strategist, he belongs in that category. It's a given that he can't achieve most of his legislative goals with Republican majorities in both houses of Congress. But on trade promotion authority -- legislation to require up-or-down approval without amendments of trade agreements -- he has fumbled even though, as demonstrated on roll calls, his position is supported by a supermajority in...
  • Clueless Planless

    06/11/2015 9:47:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 11, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    We've known for a long time that Barrack Obama is clueless when it comes to dealing with what's left of Iraq. Now we also know he's still planless. Our president was in Europe earlier this week at a "Group of Seven" conference, where he met with leaders of the world's seven most industrialized economies. During his concluding remarks he made news when he said his top security advisers were still working on a plan for how to train Iraq defense forces to fight ISIS. "We don't yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the...
  • Obama under fire for saying no ‘complete strategy’ yet for training Iraqis

    06/08/2015 2:11:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox ^ | June 8, 2015
    resident Obama took heat Monday for admitting he doesn't yet have a "complete strategy" in hand for training Iraqis to fight the Islamic State -- months into the coordinated campaign to defeat the deadly terrorist network. "When a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon, then I will share it with the American people," Obama said, adding, "We don't yet have a complete strategy." House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said in a statement: "It is no surprise this administration does not have a 'complete strategy' for training Iraqis to fight ISIS. What is surprising is that...
  • What a catch! Suitor offers Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep, 30 goats to marry daughter Malia

    05/27/2015 8:16:08 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 5/27/15 | Steve Berman
    President Obama’s daughter Malia has won her first marriage offer, and boy is he a keeper! Malia, who will be 17 on July 4, received a serious matrimony proposal from a Kenyan lawyer who’s willing to put all his wealth on the table to win her hand. Felix Kiprono reportedly told the scandal-loving Kenyan tabloid The Nairobian he’s willing to pay the president 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as a dowry for Malia. ”I got interested in her in 2008,” when Malia was 10 years old, Kipromo told the newspaper. “As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated...
  • Obama Declares Wars Are Ended to No Applause

    05/26/2015 2:36:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number two -- did you see over the weekend that the war in Afghanistan's over? (interruption) Yeah. Yeah. I remember on Friday, if you recall, if you were here, you might not have been because it's a big travel weekend, but I want to revisit something. Grab sound bite number one. Let's go ahead and play audio of me last Friday as we headed into the Memorial Day weekend, 'cause this sets up this Afghanistan comment. RUSH ARCHIVE: This, to me, is one of the most important Memorial Days, and they're all important, even that...
  • DHS blames tech glitch for violating judge’s amnesty injunction

    05/16/2015 10:00:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration blamed a technology glitch for why it continued to approve new amnesty applications in February, even after a federal judge issued an injunction, telling the court late Friday that they are now begging about 2,000 illegal immigrants to tear up their three-year work authorizations. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Homeland Security agency that approved the deportation amnesty applications for Dreamers despite the judge’s order, insisted it’s corrected the immigrants’ records at headquarters, but said it’s also asking the immigrants themselves to send back their three-year documents and accept two-year papers instead. The agency also told Judge...
  • Joys in the Hood: Ramping Up for "The Long Hot Summer" of 2015

    05/01/2015 4:45:07 PM PDT · by yuffy · 16 replies ^ | APRIL 29, 2015
    Today's predictable "Baltimore! Oh Baltimore!"editorial in the Wall St. Journal (The Blue-City Model) comes to an obvious conclusion with the old policy bromides the Journal's editors always slather on: Of late the progressives have been making a comeback, led by Bill de Blasio in New York and the challenge to sometime reform Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago. This week’s nightmare in Baltimore shows where this leads. It’s time for a new urban renewal, this time built on the ideas of private economic development, personal responsibility, “broken windows” policing, and education choice. All of which would lead sensible people -- those...
  • Obama Says He Wants To Go Back To Community Organizing After Presidency

    05/01/2015 9:59:24 AM PDT · by yuffy · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Apr 2015 | Charlie Speiring
    President Obama spoke about his post-presidency during an event with school children today, saying he wants to go back to his life as a community organizer. “I’ll be done being president in a couple years, and I’ll still be a pretty young man,” Obama mused. “So I’ll go back to doing the kinds of work that I was doing before, just trying to find ways to help people.” Obama explained that he wanted to try to help people get jobs, and educations. He added that he also wanted to help bring businesses into “neighborhoods that don’t have enough businesses.” “That’s...
  • Obama Deal With Iran in Trouble

    04/10/2015 7:24:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 10, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Is the tide turning against President Obama's purported nuclear weapons deal with Iran? One sign that the answer is yes is the devastating opinion article in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal by former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Shultz. The architect of Richard Nixon's opening to China and the partner of Ronald Reagan in his negotiations with the Soviet Union are diplomatic in their criticisms. They pay passing tribute to their successor John Kerry's "persistence, patience and ingenuity." But they have many disturbing questions -- I count 16 question marks in the article -- about the deal. Certainly it...
  • Obama's Iran Understanding: The Verifiable Facts

    04/08/2015 2:37:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | April 8, 2015 | Austin Bay
    resident Barack Obama initially touted his "historic understanding" with Iran as a transformational diplomatic step toward Middle East peace. Two days or so later, the White House called the "understanding" a "preliminary deal. " Words matter, or at least they should when the "understanding" allegedly affects a theocratic dictatorship's ability to obtain and use nuclear weapons. Both words imply a degree of agreement between parties. Regrettably, the Iranian government quickly disputed the Obama administration's claims that Tehran had made significant concessions. To say that this obvious Iranian disagreement with Obama bodes ill for the "historic understanding" is an understatement. Comparison...
  • VA Reform: Another Obama "Success Story"

    04/08/2015 4:11:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | March 8, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Eight months ago, President Obama put on a grand show for the troops. Surrounded by new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, assorted politicians, military leaders and a bevy of TV cameras, the commander in chief signed the "Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act." He's good at inking things. Obama condemned the "inexcusable conduct" at VA hospitals across the country (and under his own watch). He vowed to "do right by all who served under our proud flag." He promised America's veterans new "reform," "resources," "timely care" and an end to the disgraceful disability backlog. The bill he signed, in...
  • Pew poll: Heavy majority thinks Congress,

    03/30/2015 4:56:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | March 30, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A heavy majority, but maybe not heavy enough. If McConnell can’t muster more than 62 votes in the Senate to override an Obama veto of whatever Congress chooses passes. we’ll be stuck with this Iran sh*tburger until January 2017 at the earliest. And probably much longer than that, if we’re being honest. Nice to see President Overreach get a rebuke in the polls, though. Which is different from expecting any sort of meaningful public backlash if he makes a deal over Congress’s objections.At first glance that looks like a neatly consistent result. Americans favor giving their representatives the final say...
  • When Things Get Hard

    03/09/2015 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 9, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    When the going gets hard, do you have confidence in yourself to meet the challenge? Do you have what it takes to persevere? If you listen to many politicians, you can understand why many Americans have more self-doubt than self-confidence. They're told that the shrinking middle class is a victim of the success of the wealthy and that the next generation of Americans won't even have the opportunities you have now. When teens ask futurist Dan Burrus what career they should pursue, he replies, "Fifty percent of what you could do hasn't been invented yet." Your best strategy--learn how...
  • Why Obama’s Deal with Iran Cannot Be Trusted

    03/08/2015 6:54:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | March 8, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    I frequently rail against people making assumptions in their thinking. I often castigate others for taking a viewpoint without either actually experiencing what they are commenting on or assuming facts they don’t have in hand about others’ decisions. But there can be an occasion where arriving at a conclusion may be done based on sufficient history and adequate analysis. In the case of Obama negotiating with Iran, if they are able to come to an agreement, it is highly likely it cannot be trusted. I am not one to state that President Obama is doing this for his legacy. Presidents...
  • Top 6 instances of disrespect toward President Obama (barf alert)

    03/06/2015 7:24:03 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/5/15 | Jonathan Capehart
    In his address to a joint meeting of Congress this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds.” Forgive me for believing the latter and not the former. If the circumstances of how Netanyahu came to be in the well of the House two weeks before he stands for election were any more shady, they would constitute an eclipse. Tuesday’s spectacle got me thinking about all the instances of folks throwing shade at the current occupant of the Oval Office. Herewith are...

    03/02/2015 8:36:44 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/2/15 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Barack Obama took a stab at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Reuters on Monday, on the eve of Netanyahu’s controversial speech to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday morning. Obama said that Netanyahu “made all sorts of claims” about the interim nuclear deal with Iran that turned out to be untrue. Yet Obama mischaracterized Netanyahu’s remarks, and misrepresented Iranian compliance with the terms of the interim deal. Obama’s full comment on Monday was: “Netanyahu made all sorts of claims. This was going to be a terrible deal. This was going to result in...
  • There's Nothing Unpatriotic About Challenging Obama on Iran

    02/27/2015 7:17:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | February 27, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    The Obama administration values a future relationship with Iran more than it values the historic relationship it has with Israel. Unless there's a reversal in the reported deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, all the superficial talk about this extraordinary friendship between Israel and the United States isn't going to mean much. And the histrionics surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech in front of a joint session of Congress only confirm that there are plenty of people who are happy about it. First, Americans were supposed to be outraged because Netanyahu engaged in a breach of protocol....
  • Obama's Highhanded Immigration Hypocrisy

    02/27/2015 5:48:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 27, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Honestly, are any of my Democratic friends even slightly bothered by President Obama's habitual and brazen lawlessness and what that could mean for our liberties? Does it bother them that he implemented two new administration programs to halt deportations and allow work permits for up to 5 million immigrants living illegally in the United States after clearly admitting he didn't have the constitutional authority to do so? Does it bother them that after having done so, despite his insincere promise, he has been openly defiant about the decision U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen made in favor of the states trying...
  • Is Liberalism Exhausted?

    02/27/2015 5:39:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it's a sign that maybe there's something wrong with the air in the mine. MSNBC is not a very formidable network, but its wheezing is similarly instructive. MSNBC's slogan is "Lean Forward," which has a robust sound to it. But it turns out the phrase is a more apt descriptor of how the Peacock Network's mini-me is poised to teeter off its perch and plunge beak-first into...