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  • John Kerry isn’t going quietly into the night

    12/02/2016 7:19:39 AM PST · by pabianice · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/2/16 | Lakshmanan
    "We’re going to have one hell of a debate over the course of the next few years . . . and I can promise you this . . . I am not going to go quietly into the night,’’ Kerry declared to raucous applause from the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, which gathered in Washington Tuesday for what was billed as a valedictory address. What they got instead was a cri de coeur not to toss hard-fought deals in the dustbin." We’re fighting “a dragon called trade,” when the issue is “inequity”: lack of education, retraining, good wages, adequate Social Security...
  • Obama to issue $44B in 'midnight regulations,' study finds

    12/01/2016 2:20:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    President Obama plans to unleash more than $44 billion in midnight regulations before the ink in his pen runs out, according to a review of the administration’s rulemaking agenda. This last-ditch effort to regulate before President-elect Donald Trumptakes over in January will cap off an eight-year period marked by a historic pace of rulemaking from the Obama administration. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was expected to maintain many of the same regulatory policies as Obama, but after Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 election and his promise to institute a moratorium on new rules, federal agencies are scrambling put the...
  • Obama: Trump had a 20 percent chance of winning

    11/30/2016 12:45:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama says he wasn’t all that surprised by Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election. “So I think the odds of Donald Trump winning were always around 20 percent,” Obama said in a Rolling Stone interview published Tuesday. “That [doesn't] seem like a lot, but one out of five is not that unusual. It's not a miracle." Obama spoke to the magazine’s publisher, Jann Wenner, the day after Election Day, when the level of shock at the White House seemed very high. Dozens of stunned staffers, many of whom had tears in their eyes, stood in the Rose...
  • Trump's plan to deport criminals won't be easy. Just ask Obama

    11/29/2016 10:20:28 PM PST · by b4me · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | Catherine E. Shoichet & Aaron Kessler
    Donald Trump has vowed to kick off his presidency by swiftly kicking out one segment of the immigrant population: criminals. But that's exactly what the Obama administration says it's been doing for eight years.(snip) Deportations of criminals rose under Obama The number of deportations went up from President George W. Bush’s final year after Obama made deporting criminals a top priority.(snip)
  • OF COURSE! Obama Blames Democrat Losses On His Favorite Boogeyman: FOX News

    11/30/2016 7:43:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/30/16 | Aleister
    During his presidency, Obama has presided over the biggest losses for the Democratic Party since the early 1900’s but he is completely incapable of taking any responsibility for this. Our biased and corrupt media attacks Trump relentlessly then runs away crying every time he hits them back. Obama gets nothing but praise from the media but can’t stand the fact that one network (FOX) has dared to question him on occasion. He’s been at war with FOX News since the beginning of his presidency and they’re still his favorite scapegoat. Here’s what Obama said in a recent interview with Rolling...
  • Obama Blames Democrat Losses on 'Fox News in Every Bar and Restaurant'

    11/30/2016 7:14:07 AM PST · by DFG · 89 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 11/30/2016 | Tim Graham
    Mediaite pulled out the funniest part of Barack Obama’s latest softball interview with Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner. When asked about Donald Trump’s victory, he blamed part of it on “Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country.” Let’s not wait for PolitiFact to judge whether Fox News is actually on the TV set in every bar and restaurant in the red states. (They won’t.) Conservatives on Twitter quickly made several apt points:
  • True to form, White House avoids phrase ‘radical Islam’ in Ohio State attack

    11/29/2016 1:05:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/29/16 | Dave Boyer
    When it comes to radical Islamic terrorism, the Obama White House is going out on a consistent note. President Obama’s spokesman acknowledged Tuesday that an attack by a Muslim student at Ohio State University may have been motivated by extremism, but he cautioned against blaming it on radical Islam — a phrase he carefully avoided, in keeping with Mr. Obama’s practice. “Our response as a country to this situation matters,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “If we respond to this situation by casting aspersions on millions of people that adhere to a particular religion, or if we increase...
  • President Obama: ‘Michelle will never run for office’

    11/29/2016 1:04:21 PM PST · by RummyChick · 100 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/29 | stableford
    President Obama says both he and first lady Michelle Obama will be “very active” in working with people at the grass-roots level to support progressive causes once he leaves office. But despite her popularity and natural public speaking ability, Michelle isn’t interested in a career in politics. “Michelle will never run for office,” the president told Rolling Stone in an interview conducted the day after the election. “She is as talented a person as I know. You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she’s too sensible to want to be in...
  • White House says Obama won’t pardon illegals

    11/29/2016 10:33:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The White House’s top immigration staffer said President Obama won’t pardon illegal immigrants before the end of his term, dashing hopes of activists who had pleaded for Mr. Obama to use his powers to shield hundreds of thousands of Dreamers from deportation. White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz, in a podcast interview with the Center for Migration Studies, said they’ve concluded a pardon wouldn’t apply to immigration cases — and wouldn’t be a permanent solution anyway.
  • Obama won't send official delegation to Cuba

    11/29/2016 11:20:40 AM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/29/16 | Sarah Westwood
    President Obama will not send an official delegation to the funeral of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, but he will send a senior White House official and ambassador, the White House said on Tuesday. "There's a formal process" involved in naming a presidential delegation, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters. "That will not be taking place this time, but the United States will be represented at the event."
  • Nets Fret Trump Will ‘Roll Back’ Obama’s Cuba ‘Legacy’

    11/28/2016 2:54:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 28, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Amid the media mourning and eulogizing of Fidel Castro, on Monday, the network morning shows turned to worrying about the impact President-elect Donald Trump would have on American/Cuban relations, declaring the opening of diplomatic relations with the authoritarian regime to be the “centerpiece” of President Obama’s “legacy.” On NBC’s Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell – who on Sunday fondly reminisced over her past meetings with Castro – proclaimed: “The White House sees Obama’s opening to Cuban as the centerpiece of his legacy. Direct commercial flights starting this week, postal service with the U.S., credit cards and banking, internet service. Cracks in...
  • MSNBC: Cuban-Americans Humiliated by Obama’s Comments on Castro’s Death

    11/28/2016 12:59:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    freebecon.com ^ | 11/28/16 | Madeleine Weast
    Many Cuban-Americans residing in Florida are ashamed of the statements that some world leaders like President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made after the death of Fidel Castro by refusing to condemn the former communist dictator, MSNBC’s Mariana Atencio reported Monday morning. Atencio, an MSNBC correspondent, discussed the reactions of Cuban-Americans to the news over the weekend of Castro’s death. “Many Cuban-Americans here in the political epicenter of this community in Miami telling me this morning they cannot believe some of the world reaction from figures like Justin Trudeau and Jill Stein about Fidel Castro,” Atencio said on...
  • Obama, Biden to skip Fidel Castro's funeral

    11/28/2016 11:35:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 89 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 28, 2016 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Obama and Vice President Biden will not attend the funeral of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the White House said Monday. White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters to “stay tuned” as to which top U.S. officials, if any, would attend the funeral, scheduled for Dec. 4. Top Republicans have urged Obama not to attend the ceremony for Castro, 90, who died over the weekend. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) tweeted Saturday that Obama, Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry should “under no circumstance” go to Cuba for Castro’s funeral. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a...
  • Trump Threatens To 'Terminate' Cuba Deal

    11/28/2016 6:27:25 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    sky.com ^ | 28 November 2016
    Donald Trump has threatened to "terminate" the diplomatic relationship with Cuba negotiated by President Obama. In a tweet, the President-elect said: "If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the US as a whole, I will terminate deal."
  • Obama Plans to Rule America Outside the White House

    11/28/2016 8:52:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 49 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/28/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The following article was published on November 25th on the Frontpage Magazine website by Daniel Greenfield Barack Obama has two faces. After Trump’s victory and Hillary’s defeat, the public Obama has been gracious and diplomatic. His lectures to Trump, directly and indirectly, are couched in praise. He echoed the feeling of millions on both sides when he said, "We are now all rooting for his success”. That’s a lie. Or rather a disguise. Obama and his aides had, in one insider narrative, decided to don the “mask of decorum”. The contempt for Trump still seeps through the mask. And the...
  • Democrats, Not Trump, Racialize Our Politics

    11/27/2016 4:31:41 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 27, 2016 | By Heather McDonald
    Democratic pundits are calling on their party to court working-class and non-coastal whites in the wake of this month’s electoral rout. But the Democratic Party is now dominated by identity politics, which defines whites, particularly heterosexual males, as oppressors of every other population in the U.S. Why should the targets of such thinking embrace an ideology that scorns them? The most absurd Democratic meme to emerge from the party’s ballot-box defeat is the claim that it is Donald Trump, rather than Democrats, who engages in “aggressive, racialized discourse,” in the words of a Los Angeles Times op-ed. By contrast, President...
  • Barack Obama could run for Congress in 2018 — and he might be the Democrats' best hope

    11/27/2016 6:44:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 26, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate
    Ohio congressman Tim Ryan is campaigning to replace Nancy Pelosi as the House minority leader. In an interview with the Washington Post, he argued that Democrats need a strategy for appealing to voters that doesn't rely on President Obama's personal popularity. “If we don’t have Barack Obama at the top of the ticket, we can’t win elections. That is an unsustainable model. He can’t run again, so it’s not even like we can say, well, every four years we’ll win.” Indeed, Barack Obama can't run again ... OR CAN HE??? Such is the question posed by this Change.org petition, which...
  • Strange Tweet from U.S. Embassy in Portugul (vanity)

    11/26/2016 9:25:24 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    Text of the Tweet: The latest The US Embassy Lisbon Daily! http://paper.li/USEmbPortugal/1395936614?edition_id=11abd3d0-b3a8-11e6-8380-0cc47a0d15fd … Thanks to @Here4_Blood #twittergate #pedofiles https://twitter.com/USEmbPortugal/status/802410365883584512 Very odd. Possibly related to this? http://wearechange.org/internet-sleuths-convinced-podestas-kidnappers-police-sketches/
  • Trump tweets Castro is 'dead!;' Obama says 'history' will be ex-dictator's final 'judge'

    11/26/2016 11:50:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 26, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday that the death of Cuba’s Fidel Castro “marks the passing of brutal dictator,” while President Obama argued that ‘history’ will be Castro’s final ‘judge.’ “Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights,” said Trump, who also expressed optimism about Castro’s death finally ending decades of communist oppression for Cubans. "It is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve,”...
  • For Democrats, the Road Back

    11/25/2016 3:21:50 AM PST · by randita · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/16 | Charles Krauthammer
    For Democrats, the Road Back The GOP shows that it’s possible to win elections by appealing to all Americans. By Charles Krauthammer — November 25, 2016 One of the more salutary outcomes of the recent election is that Democrats are finally beginning to question the wisdom of basing their fortunes on identity politics. Having counted on the allegiance of African Americans, Hispanics, gays, unmarried women, and the young — and winning the popular vote all but once since 1992 — they were seduced into believing that they could ride this “coalition of the ascendant” into permanent command of the presidency....
  • Lands activists urge Trump to revoke Obama’s national monuments

    11/26/2016 10:21:56 AM PST · by Baynative · 46 replies
    WaTimes ^ | Nov. 24, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    Western lands activists are urging Donald Trump to test the limits of executive power by revoking millions of acres that President Obama set aside as national monuments, setting up a landmark legal battle over one of the nation’s most frequently used environmental protections. Such a step would be historic. No president has undesignated a national monument created by his predecessor, and it’s unclear whether he has the authority to do so. But Obama administration critics say now is the time to try to establish a precedent. They say Mr. Obama has wildly abused presidential power in using the 1906 Antiquities...
  • Michelle Obama didn’t like to discuss her clothes, but they spoke volumes

    11/26/2016 3:59:17 PM PST · by simpson96 · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/23/2016 | Robin Givhan
    At the Hay-Adams this fall, members of Washington’s diplomatic community gathered inside the historic hotel’s glass-walled loft, with its postcard views of the White House, for a conversation about fashion. About clothes and their place on the world stage. The program, hosted by the State Department and Elle magazine, included a panel discussion, in which I was invited to participate, that featured designer Derek Lam. When the conversation came around to first lady Michelle Obama — because how could it not? — Lam dropped his head in a mournful manner and lamented: Her departure from the East Wing signaled the...
  • Trump slams ‘brutal dictator’ Fidel Castro. Obama takes a softer approach.

    11/26/2016 9:38:44 AM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | Olivier Knox
    President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday greeted the news that Fidel Castro had died by denouncing Cuba’s longtime leader as a “brutal dictator” with a legacy of bloodshed. Trump, who vowed to help the island nation’s people achieve freedom and prosperity, did not explicitly repeat campaign-trail promises to roll back President Obama’s historic outreach to the island nation. The entrepreneur’s reaction could scarcely have been more different than the sitting commander in chief’s response. Obama declared that now was the time to “extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people” and largely sanitized deep Cold War-era criticisms of Castro’s record...
  • White House Press release on Passing of Castro (satire)

    11/26/2016 7:29:44 AM PST · by Michael.SF. · 15 replies
    Vanity | Nov. 26, 2016 | Michael.sf
    WHITEHOUSE – Following the passing of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, President Obama would like to extend his deepest sympathy to the family and friends of President Castro as well as to the people of Cuban: “Not only are myself and Michelle, but the nation, indeed the world, are mourning the passing of not only a historic leader, but a man of the people of the island nation of Cuba. Of all of my signature achievements, and there are many, perhaps the one I am most proud of was opening the doors to normalization of relations between our nations. America, as...
  • Obama Attempts to Distort His Legacy

    11/26/2016 5:28:28 AM PST · by detective · 46 replies
    AIM ^ | November 24, 2016 | Roger Aronoff
    The election of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on November 8 was not only a rejection of Hillary Clinton, based on her trustworthiness and her legal and ethical problems, it was also clearly a repudiation of Democratic policymaking, with Trump promising to eliminate or revise a number of Barack Obama’s signature achievements. But, speaking to the press in his first press conference after the election, President Obama maintained that he is leaving the White House and America in as good a shape as possible. “As I told my staff, we should be very proud that their work has already ensured...
  • 11 Ways Obama Absolutely Destroyed the Democratic Party

    11/25/2016 9:38:36 PM PST · by 198ml · 13 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/25/16 | Jen Kuznicki
    Analysts argue that Trump won because Hillary didn’t win like Obama did, or something like that. Obama argues that he was a better campaigner than Hillary was. But across the nation, it was clear that many former Democratic voters backed Trump in key areas. Hillary Clinton has been controversial since college, and nominating her certainly did the Democrats no good. Looking back, you can see that she didn’t promote outlandish things while on the stump. She sounded like an old-time Democrat, a God-fearing white pantsuit-wearing smiler of smilers. It’s just, well, America wasn’t fooled.
  • Obama urged Clinton to concede on election night

    11/25/2016 3:10:20 PM PST · by fhayek · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/16 | AMIE PARNES
    Obama’s call left a sour taste in the mouths of some Clinton allies who believe she should have waited longer, and there’s now a fight playing out between the Obama and Clinton camps over whether to support an effort to force the Rust Belt states to recount their votes.
  • Trump Has Options for Undoing Obama’s Climate Legacy

    11/25/2016 6:09:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | HENRY FOUNTAIN and ERICA GOODE
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has vowed to dismantle many of the signature policies put in place by the Obama administration to fight the effects of climate change. During the campaign, he threatened, among other things, to kill the Clean Power Plan, a set of rules to reduce emissions from power plants. He has also taken aim at new regulations to limit methane leaks from wells and pipelines. And members of his transition team have suggested that he may reduce or eliminate basic climate research at NASA or other agencies. If he follows through, most of these moves will be opposed...
  • Obama Admin Covering Up Key Iran Deal Details in Final Days

    11/22/2016 4:23:58 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Nov-22-2016 | Adam Kredo
    Rubio spox: Senator looks forward to helping Trump shred Iran deal Senior Obama administration officials in their final days in office are seeking to cover up key details of the Iran nuclear deal from Congress, according to documents and sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about continued efforts by the White House to block formal investigations into secret diplomacy with Tehran that resulted in a $1.7 billion cash payment by the United States. As leading members of Congress petition the Obama administration for answers about what many describe as a $1.7 billion “ransom” payment to Iran, Obama administration...
  • USS Gabrielle Giffords Completes Acceptance Trials

    11/25/2016 11:07:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 86 replies
    marinelink.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    Future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully completed its acceptance trials Nov. 18. The trials consisted of a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy. During the trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the LCS intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling, and auxiliary systems.~SNIP~ Following delivery and commissioning in Galveston, Texas, LCS 10 will sail to California to be homeported in San Diego with sister ships USS...
  • Greenfield: Obama Plans to Rule America From Outside the White House

    11/25/2016 7:30:06 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 74 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 25, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Plans to Rule America Outside the White House…and he might get away with it. November 25, 2016 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Barack Obama has two faces. After Trump’s victory and Hillary’s defeat, the public Obama has been gracious and diplomatic. His lectures to Trump, directly and indirectly, are couched in praise. He echoed the feeling of millions on both sides when he said, "We are now all rooting for his success”. That’s a lie. Or rather a disguise. Obama and his aides had, in...
  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P 500, Dow hit record highs on Black Friday

    11/25/2016 6:51:03 AM PST · by John W · 8 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | November 25, 2016 | Reuters
    Nov 25 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow opened at record intraday highs on Friday, helped by gains in healthcare and consumer staple stocks at the start of the crucial holiday shopping season.
  • Chicago Tribune: Obama has been Pro Second Amendment!

    11/24/2016 4:59:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Steve Chapman is a writer for the Chicago Tribune. He has often written about gun legislation. He stands out at the Tribune as a voice that recognizes reality more often then most.  His writing and viewpoints have been a reasonable voice crying in the wilderness of Chicago. Unfortunately, he lives in the fantasy bubble of current Progressivism. It is evident in his recent column excoriating the NRA.  He buys into the leftist propaganda without introspection or examination of facts. It is an opinion column, but opinions should have a basis in reality. From chicagotribune.com: As a gun owner, recreational...
  • Obama's last licks: What we can expect

    11/24/2016 6:55:35 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/23/2016 | Eric Rush
    Now that America’s dalliance with her celebrated first black president is nearing an end, there are those who are breathing a collective sigh of relief that we will no longer be subjected to his treasonous and dangerous antics. This may be premature, however, but I’ll get to the particulars of that claim shortly. One of the things demonstrated in the outcome of the recent general election was the relative tolerance most Americans had with regard to the fundamentally corrupt and criminal administration of Barack Hussein Obama due to the racialist conditioning to which Americans have been exposed. Over the last...
  • President Obama breaks record with most Medals of Freedom awarded

    11/23/2016 5:38:37 AM PST · by kevcol · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 22, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Family members of recipients and senior Obama administration officials surrounded the stage where the honorees sat, laughing as the president discussed the most notable accomplishments of each honoree. "Ellen counters what too often divides us," Obama said of DeGeneres, a gay comedian who he commended for coming out on such a public stage nearly 20 years ago. The president recognized NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabber for standing up for his Muslim faith "when it wasn't easy and it wasn't popular."
  • Ellen lauded for gay rights influence as she receives highest US award

    11/22/2016 8:11:13 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 35 replies
    BBC news ^ | September 23rd | BBC news
    Comedian Ellen DeGeneres was praised by the US president for her influence on the gay rights movement as she received the country's highest civilian honour. Celebrities including Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Michael Jordan were also among the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Barack Obama said it was easy to forget the risk Ellen De Generes took to come out as gay in 1997. He said her bravery helped "push our country in the direction of justice". "It's easy to forget now, when we've come so far... just how much courage was required for Ellen to...
  • Obama to NYT Reporter: My Administration Hasn't Had the 'Kinds of Scandals' Others Have

    11/22/2016 6:01:55 PM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 22, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    At a Sunday press briefing in Lima, Peru, President Barack Obama concluded his response to a question referring to how President-Elect Trump might consider handling his extensive holdings during his presidency by saying that "I am extremely proud of the fact that over eight years we have not had the kinds of scandals that have plagued other administrations." Naturally, the establishment press, which is defending and covering for him to the bitter end, is barely reporting Obama's answer, which has to be near the top of any legitimate Howler Hall of Fame list. Among those failing to report the answer: Gardiner Harris...
  • Obama grants 79 more commutations to federal inmates, pushing the total past 1,000

    11/22/2016 1:44:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    washingtonpost. ^ | November 22 at 2:00 PM | Sari Horwitz
    President Obama granted commutations to another 79 federal drug offenders Tuesday, pushing the number of inmates he has granted clemency past 1,000. Obama’s historic number of commutations was announced as administration officials are moving quickly to rule on all the pending clemency applications from inmates before the end of the year. The Trump administration is not expected to keep in place Obama’s initiative to provide relief to nonviolent drug offenders.
  • An 8 Step Guide to Saying Goodbye to First Lady Michelle Obama (liberal media barf alert)

    11/22/2016 12:05:50 PM PST · by simpson96 · 70 replies
    Elle ^ | 11/22/2016 | R. Eric Thomas
    Step One: Denial LOL this isn't happening. Michelle has always been our first lady and she always will be. She never goes away. She's like the Queen of England or packing peanuts. She will always be around. LOL. Everything is fine. I don't even know why I clicked on this article. Alright, back to the bunker. Step Two: Throw Shade At who? Everyone. Externalize your angst with some seismic eye-rolls and well timed zingers at Thanksgiving dinner. It probably won't make you feel better and might get you disinherited (and it's technically not "going high" as Michelle might say) but...
  • Obama Hands Out Medals of Freedom to Major Democratic Donors, Supporters

    11/21/2016 4:48:03 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 33 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 21, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Honorees include host of celebrities who have supported outgoing president and his allies Barack Obama will deliver his final round of Presidential Medals of Freedom this week to a group largely comprised of Democratic donors and individuals who have supported him politically. The White House on Wednesday unveiled the 2016 list of honorees, who will on Tuesday receive the nation’s highest civilian award for making “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States.” Eleven of the honorees have made contributions to Democratic committees or campaigns, including some that directly supported Obama, according to an analysis...
  • Why Pardoning Hillary Would Be Wrong

    11/21/2016 1:59:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 21, 2016 | Blaine Winship
    ... The calls from various pundits for Mr. Trump to let bygones be bygones, by forgoing an independent prosecutor and instead giving Mrs. Clinton a pardon, are conveying entirely the wrong message. Of course, we all are exhausted by the recent campaign cycle, and we'd appreciate a break from the seemingly endless acrimony. But the Clintons' wrongs were more than misguided political decisions; they constitute serious crimes, including felonies that do not require proof of criminal intent (despite the legally incompetent assertions of FBI Director Comey to the contrary). Indeed, if a grand jury investigation were opened, the misuse of...
  • (Rep.) Tulsi Gabbard (D) - CIA Must Stop Illegal, Counterproductive War to Overthrow Assad

    11/21/2016 1:01:17 PM PST · by maggief · 83 replies
    CNN via YouTube ^ | Oct 21, 2015
    Published on Oct 21, 2015 Speaking with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Tulsi explains why the US allying with Islamist extremists to overthrow Syrian President Assad is an illegal, counterproductive war that will cause even more human misery in the region and help ISIS and other Islamist extremists take over all of Syria. Instead of once again being distracted by trying to get rid of a secular dictator, Tulsi explains, the US must stay out of counter productive wars and focus on defeating the Islamist extremists who have declared war on America.
  • DHS shuts down aerial surveillance on border

    11/21/2016 4:19:08 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    Watchdog ^ | November 18, 2016 | Kenric Ward
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly shut down Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that intercepts drugs and illegal crossings along the Mexican border.
  • Recalling Michelle Obama’s Long-Forgotten ‘Strikingly Ungracious’

    11/21/2016 10:46:36 AM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | November 21, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    Recalling Michelle Obama’s Long-Forgotten ‘Strikingly Ungracious’ by Jim Geraghty November 21, 2016. While I was away, the Washington Post ran a column about the “rude, racist, sexist or plain ridiculous attacks” against Michelle Obama, and pointed to me calling her “strikingly ungracious.” No context to when and where and why I wrote that, and the article’s link to my piece from February 2008 conveniently doesn’t work. My comment was in response to her declaring during her husband’s campaign that “for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.” As an NR reader observed at...
  • Homeland Security Shuts Down Aerial Surveillance On Mexican Border

    11/21/2016 7:14:44 AM PST · by gaggs · 47 replies
    In what appears to be an effort to allow unchecked border crossing in the final two month of his presidency, Obama’s DHS has shut down the a critical Border aerial surveillance program despite the fact that the program was fully funded for Fiscal Year 2017 by Congress.
  • OBAMA ENDS AIR WATCH ON DRUGS, ILLEGALS

    11/21/2016 8:22:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    If Obama actually allows Trump to assume power; if he is not nullified by Obama's Masters; if he is not harmed by the Marxist, Islamist, foreign Trillionaires and Rulers of Earth who finance and run this violent, sickening, entirely Democrat caper If you had any lingering doubt that Obama was on-purpose trying to destroy America and Americans, and flood us with criminals, drugs, Jihadi, illegals, violence and death, then this new information could maybe tarnish the luster on your day. “No Borders,” is a bad idea. That is, unless you’re a deranged liberal. The ones I’ve talked to seem to...
  • The Obamas 'Have Bought a Mansion at a California Golf Mecca as well as Leasing a $4.3 million ....

    11/21/2016 8:59:38 AM PST · by Cecily · 123 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 21, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    President-elect Trump isn't the only one thinking about splitting his time between two cities. When President Obama leaves the White House this January, his family is expected to become bi-coastal, with homes in both DC and California. Sources told the New York Post that the Obamas have purchased a home in Rancho Mirage, California.
  • Obama blames messaging, bad luck, 'our system'

    11/21/2016 8:45:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    President Obama on Sunday refused to blame Hillary Clinton for the Democrats' failure to win the White House or take back the House or Senate, and instead said improved messaging and better luck will help Democrats in future years. . . . Aside from messaging, Obama said another reason Democrats didn't do well is the "nature of our system." While some Democrats have called for an end to the Electoral College, Obama didn't go that far, and instead indicated he was talking about how Republicans have a natural advantage in the Senate. "As long as Wyoming gets the same number...
  • Donald Trump and the Return of European Anti-Americanism

    11/21/2016 7:16:19 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 52 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 21, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    European criticism of Trump goes far beyond a simple displeasure with the man who will be the next president. The condemnation reveals a deep-seated contempt for the United States, and for American voters who democratically elected a candidate committed to restoring American economic and military strength.
  • In the end, double-dealing Obama outed himself

    11/21/2016 7:37:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/16 | Judi McLeod
    Obama cannot see that he can’t be president just by pretending that he still is one More commanding on the stage than any Broadway Hamilton actor, Barry Soetoro Obama’s Third and Final Act is mesmerizing to behold, its curtain calls ongoing right up to Inauguration Day, 2017. That’s because in Act III, Obama, an Artful Dodger-like mysterious moving target for eight long years, is FINALLY outing himself. Thanks to the election of Donald J. Trump, there are no longer any secrets about who Obama really is and from whence he came.