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  • Thousands of armed vigilantes takeover Mexican town, arrest police after 'commander' is killed

    03/28/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT · by archy · 130 replies
    Daily Mail Online [London] ^ | 04:16 EST, 28 March 2013 | Alex Gore
    UPDATED:09:42 EST, 28 March 2013Thousands of armed vigilantes have taken over a town in Mexico and arrested police officers after their 'commander' was killed and dumped in the street. The self described 'community police' and arrested 12 officers and the town's former director of public security, who they accuse of taking part in the killing of Guadalupe Quinones Carbajal, 28, on behalf of a local organised crime group.
  • FBI plans to spend $100 million on ammo

    03/27/2013 4:22:52 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 84 replies
    WND ^ | March 27, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Quarter-billion new rounds also slated for DHSWND recently reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has purchased well over a billion rounds of ammunition over the past year. The magnitude of the federal government’s ammunition buildup has been making headlines over the last few weeks, as members of the military, police departments and consumers are finding shelves bare when they want to buy ammunition. Alarms over the situation have developed just as the Obama administration is pushing hard on its agenda of gun control. But the full impact may not yet have developed, as WND has uncovered plans by...
  • Senate to introduce gun control bill without assault weapons ban

    02/04/2013 2:49:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 130 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Rick Moran
    If a ban can't pass the Senate, it certainly won't pass in the House. Consider the assault weapons ban a dead issue, while the ammunition limit is alive and well. Wall Street Journal: Senate Democratic leaders expect a gun bill to move to the Senate floor that includes most of the proposals backed by President Barack Obama, with the notable exception of a ban on military-style, semiautomatic weapons, a top aide to Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.The bill would likely seek to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines; expand background checks to include sales at gun shows and...
  • Inauguration Poster Likens Obama to Jesus

    01/20/2013 3:00:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.” The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, “Prophecy Fulfilled.” “Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘flash of lightning,” the poster notes, referencing a passage in in the Old Testament book of Judges. Hussein, they allege, is a Biblical word meaning “good and handsome.” “So you see, Barak was destined to be a...
  • Obama: "We Do Not Have AAA Political System To Match Our AAA Credit Rating"

    07/30/2011 12:04:01 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 77 replies
    "If we do not come to an agreement, we could lose our country's AAA credit rating. Not because we do not have the capacity to pay our bills. We do. But because we did not have a AAA political system to match our AAA credit rating. Make no mistake, for those who say they oppose tax increases on anyone, and lower credit rating would result potentially in a tax increase and everyone in the form of higher interest rates on their mortgages, their car loans, their credit cards, and that is inexcusable," President Obama said on Friday morning.
  • Obama the Bore

    07/25/2011 11:28:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/25/11 | Abraham Katsman
    President Obama is going to lose his bid for re-election. Not just because of the anemic recovery, stubborn unemployment, runaway spending, staggering deficits, lack of public faith in his ability as commander-in-chief, his hostility towards Israel's government, the rise of the Tea Party, or the Republican-favoring implications of redistricting on the electoral map. Those are all factors, and the coming months will provide endless columns discussing each. (Of this I am sure, for I intend to write some of them.) But there is a more fundamental reason he'll lose: Barack Obama, once perceived as extraordinary, now just seems extra-ordinary. He...
  • Obama Fumbles Yemen

    07/25/2011 9:53:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 25, 2011 | Jane Novak
    By thwarting regime change in Yemen, the United States risks empowering al-Qaeda and alienating a nation.Yemen is a complex country that has been under considerable turbulence. Yet understanding Yemen tells us a great deal about the contemporary Middle East, Obama administration foreign policy, and the direction of the “Arab Spring.”While Americans may think that their government’s recent policies and leadership have made the United States more popular in the region, the truth — as polls show — is generally the opposite. Obama administration policy is to support the existing dictatorship or at most to back a relatively cosmetic change in...
  • Compromise Not

    07/23/2011 1:51:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 2 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | July23,2011 | John Batchelor
    Desperate pols tell many tales. The so-called debt limit talks remain entirely and only about both parties preparing for the 2012 election, and the winner will be the side and the op who needs immediate poll gratification least. In sum, whoever blinks first to get a compromised deal for his side is the loser. Jim McTague, Barron's tells me that the White House is delusional about the significance of the debt limit talks: Jay Carney maintains that a successful conclusion on reducing debt over the next ten years will awaken the jobs market. McTague says this makes no historical or...
  • Obama: Republicans’ Fault If Social Security Checks Don’t Go Out

    07/23/2011 12:37:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 23, 2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) – At a hastily convened news conference Friday evening, President Obama offered his explanation of why debt negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner fizzled, and he once again raised the specter of entitlement checks not going out if the debt ceiling isn’t raised soon. “Well, when it comes to all the checks, not just Social Security -- veterans, people with disabilities -- about 70 million checks are sent out each month -- if we default then we’re going to have to make adjustments. And I’m already consulting with (Treasury) Secretary (Tim) Geithner in terms of what the consequences would...
  • Obama Dethrones Czars, Debate Simmers (Constitutionality of Czars Questioned)

    07/22/2011 12:34:54 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2011 | Kara Rowland
    Two years after he dramatically expanded the scope of so-called policy czars, President Obama this year quietly scrapped some of the most controversial posts, tamping down what had been a simmering constitutional fight with Congress. Thanks to what the White House says is a reorganization, czars no longer oversee health care or climate change policy, though less-visible officials such as “cybersecurity czar” and “Gulf Coast claims czar,” among others, are still on the job. But even as Capitol Hill’s objections have been overshadowed by other fights between the executive and legislative branches over the nation’s borrowing limit and the NATO-led...
  • President Obama laments the debt talks

    07/22/2011 8:56:22 AM PDT · by Free America52 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/22/2011 | Politico
    President Obama laments the debt talks: "All these conversations I've had over the last three weeks -- I could have been spending time with Malia and Sasha instead."
  • White House: 'Significant' debt deal possible (Dems propose $400-600 billion in new taxes)

    06/27/2011 1:45:09 PM PDT · by quesney · 244 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that a "significant" deal with Republicans on cutting government spending and raising the nation's debt limit is still possible, even as the administration hardened its stance on the need for increased tax revenue to be part of any agreement. President Barack Obama made his first direct foray into the deficit negotiations Monday. He met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the Oval Office for about 30 minutes Monday morning, and planned to meet with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell in the early evening. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama's meeting with...
  • Obama: If You're Looking For "Partisan Rhetoric, I'm Probably Not Your Guy"

    06/13/2011 8:23:07 PM PDT · by oldernittany · 132 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/13/2011 | Real Clear Politics
    "If you were looking for a bunch of partisan rhetoric, I'm probably not your guy," President Obama said at a fundraiser in Miami.
  • Obama pushes jobs plan in North Carolina [10,000 new American engineers every year]

    06/13/2011 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 13, 2011 | Jim Kuhnenn
    DURHAM, N.C. — President Barack Obama promoted job creation in politically important North Carolina Monday, trying to assure Americans he's focused on their No. 1 concern — and his greatest political weakness — as his potential GOP presidential opponents prepared to target his economic policies in their first major debate. [snip] "I am optimistic about our future," the president said, even while acknowledging that "we can't be complacent." Obama announced details of a program to train 10,000 new American engineers every year, saying private companies will join the government to promote education in science, technology, engineering and math. They'll offer...
  • Michelle Obama wows in Alexander McQueen gown

    01/19/2011 9:46:11 PM PST · by Zakeet · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2011 | Christina Wilkie
    First Lady Michelle Obama donned a stunning, one-shouldered, red gown on Wednesday night for the state dinner for visiting President Hu Jintao of China. Her color choice was a gracious nod to her Chinese guests: red, while the dominant color of the Chinese flag, also symbolizes prosperity and happiness in Chinese tradition. The dress was designed by the label of Alexander McQueen, a beloved British designer who committed suicide less than a year ago.
  • Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans

    01/07/2011 8:57:35 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 320 replies
    CBS News | CNet ^ | 1/7/10 | Declan McCullagh
    STANFORD, Calif. - President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today. It's "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said. That news, first reported by CNET, effectively pushes the department to the forefront of the issue, beating out other potential candidates including the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Mr. Buttons Is Home From Hawaii

    01/07/2011 7:18:04 PM PST · by devolve · 66 replies
    Friday, January 7, 2011 | devolve
  • White Flight

    01/07/2011 4:54:41 PM PST · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7 Jan 2011 | Ronald Brownstein
    By any standard, white voters’ rejection of Democrats in November’s elections was daunting and even historic. Fully 60 percent of whites nationwide backed Republican candidates for the House of Representatives; only 37 percent supported Democrats, according to the National Election Poll exit poll conducted by Edison Research. Not even in Republicans’ 1994 congressional landslide did they win that high a percentage of the white vote. Moreover, those results may understate the extent of the white flight from the Democratic Party, according to a National Journal analysis of previously unpublished exit-poll data provided by Edison Research. The new data show that...
  • Executive Order - Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates

    01/06/2011 5:34:39 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    White House ^ | 12-27-2010 | White House
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 27, 2010 Executive Order - Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates EXECUTIVE ORDER RECRUITING AND HIRING STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 3301 and 3302 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. The Federal Government benefits from a diverse workforce that includes students and recent graduates, who infuse the workplace with their enthusiasm, talents, and unique perspectives. The existing...
  • Is 'Barack n Bones' Obama thin as a rail because he's skipping too many meals to run the country?

    01/04/2011 12:12:24 PM PST · by jakerobins · 112 replies
    The weight of the world may be on his shoulders but there's not much around President Barack Obama's middle. The U.S. president has invoked the concern in America after walking out of a gym looking skinnier than ever. Clutching an energy drink, Mr Obama is pictured looking cheerful as he left the gym at Fort McNair in Washington