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  • Obama to rename nation’s highest mountain

    08/30/2015 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2015 | Timothy Cama -
    President Obama on Monday will announce a plan to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley to Denali, the name that nearby natives have long used. By taking action to officially name the 20,000-foot peak Denali, Obama will take the Alaskan Natives side in a dispute that has stretched on for more than a century. “Generally believed to be central to the Athabascan creation story, Denali is a site of significant cultural importance to many Alaska Natives,” the White House said in a Sunday fact sheet. “The name ‘Denali’ has been used for many years and is widely used across the state today.”...
  • Obama to rename Mount McKinley

    08/30/2015 2:30:56 PM PDT · by al baby · 79 replies
    e mail | Today | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Obama Started This War on Police – It’s Open Season Right Now

    08/30/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    Sheriff David Clarke placed the blame for the execution of Harris County deputy Darren Goforth squarely upon President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Sheriff Clarke joined Judge Jeanine Pirro last night on Justice with Judge Jeanine. The Milwaukee County Sheriff said that Obama and Holder laid the groundwork for “this war on police” by supporting ‘activists’ who have disparaged law enforcement based upon a set of lies. “I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with what’s going on and I’m not going to stick my head in the sand about it. I said last December...
  • Dinesh D'Souza: Where's Obama on killed whites? 'Black gay guy goes nuts ... DOUBLE hate crime?'

    08/27/2015 7:56:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | August 27, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Dinesh D’Souza, conservative author, movie-maker, columnist and pundit, took to Twitter to do some trolling on left-leaning pages and post some counter-views on the widely reported shooting deaths of two white television crew members by a black man – even suggesting President Obama better stand on the side of blind justice, not race-based politics. In reference to Vester Flanagan, the black former television journalist whose on-air name was Bryce Williams, D’Souza tweeted: “When a black gay guy goes nuts and kills white people, is it safe to call it a DOUBLE hate crime?” Flanagan, prior to killing himself, was believed...
  • Obama Leaving Early for Luxurious 16-Day Martha’s Vineyard Vacation

    08/07/2015 8:15:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/7/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama leaves Washington, D.C., this afternoon for a 16-day vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, staying at a luxurious rental home in Chilmark. Obama’s schedule was updated Friday, allowing him to leave a day earlier than expected. According to the Vineyard Gazette, the President is again renting the multi-million dollar home owned by Joanne Hubschman as he did in 2014. The house has seven bedrooms, a pool, a basketball court, a tennis court, and a private workout room, the entire propriety estimated at about $12 million.
  • Jewish [Republican] Group Demands Obama Stop Demonizing Jews

    08/03/2015 11:27:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    RJC Demands Obama stop demonizing Jews for opposing the Iran deal. Last week President Obama held a conference call with interested Americans, seeking to directly sell them on the nuclear deal the U.S. and its P5+1 partners made with Iran. Many Jews who listened on the call were taken aback by what they heard as coded anti-Semitic language being used by the President to attack those who are critical of the deal. On Friday, the Republican Jewish Coalition issued a statement demanding that Obama stop demonizing the critics of the Iran deal with code words for Jews. Matt Brooks, the...
  • As U.S. influence in Asia falters, allies increasingly look to themselves

    08/02/2015 4:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2015 | Peter Apps, global defence correspondent
    Three years after the Obama administration announced its “pivot to Asia,” American allies in the region are looking somewhat unconvinced. While no one disputes that managing China and its multiple neighborhood conflicts remains on Washington’s radar, this effort is often overshadowed by other priorities. In particular, the Middle East and confrontation with Russia — both historic preoccupations that had been expected to subside — keep on emerging at the top of the agenda. The result is relatively simple. Those countries in Asia most worried by China — Japan, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia and others — are increasingly banding together....
  • Obama: If Congress Blocks My Iran Deal, I’ll Ignore The Law & Do It Anyway

    How very fascist. So, Obama is saying that if Congress doesn’t play ball on approving the Iran deal, he might just go ahead and do it anyway. That violates the Constitution and the law. Technically he can’t do it – oh, but he will. Notice how Kerry sidestepped the issue? If Obama does this and isn’t made to answer for it or stopped, that’s the end of our Constitutional Republic and the actual beginning of a dictatorship. Even if a conservative is elected in 2016, by then $150 to 200 billion will have gone to Iran, effectively arming our enemies...
  • Obama golfs with old friends on pre-birthday weekend

    08/02/2015 10:30:00 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/15 | By Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Saturday celebrated his upcoming birthday with an annual tradition: hitting the links with a group of old friends. The president — who turns 54 on Tuesday — and his friends played golf at Joint Base Andrews just outside the Beltway before heading up to the Camp David presidential retreat for the rest of the weekend.
  • Obama Stopped Being a Christian American Upon Election to POTUS

    08/02/2015 2:59:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/15 | Jerry McConnell
    The shadowy shyster Obama January 20, 2009, was the date; the infamous date when the destroyer of the country called the United States of America began his crusade to kill off as many citizens as possible, and as many symbols and patriotic sayings as he possibly could annihilate. If some took actual lives with his deadly thrusts, the happier he was and the more he enjoyed being the “Messiah” of doom. O1/20/09 was also the date when nearly half of the country abandoned their citizenship and bowed down to this fakir who could not even produce a legitimate birth certificate....
  • Obamacare and the Road to Communism

    07/30/2015 2:14:59 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently called attention to an IRS ruling that would penalize small businesses up to $500,000 for daring to compensate their employees for health insurance premiums. The NFIB reports, “On July 1, 2015, employers will be penalized $100 per day per employee if they try to make health insurance more affordable by reimbursing their employees for individual market health insurance premiums. The penalty affects businesses that provide reimbursement for more than one employee. The healthcare reimbursement prohibition regulation decreases an employer’s ability to assist employees with health insurance costs.” The ruling would fine the...
  • Obama’s Plan to Take Guns from Seniors and the Disabled

    07/19/2015 5:29:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 40 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 7/18/2015 | Joshua Krouse
    Like clockwork, gun control advocates always make a big push for their agenda after every mass shooting. The recent shootings in Charleston and Chattanooga are no different. Due to our government’s failure to keep firearms out of the hands of mass shooters, President Obama has since called for tighter background checks. But this time he wants to utilize the information tied to Social Security beneficiaries. Basically, those who are incapable of managing their own affairs wouldn’t be allowed to buy a firearm. The new policy would use the same strategy employed by the VA to report certain veterans to the...
  • Sheriff Clarke: "Everything Obama Touches Tends to Turn to Crap".

    07/19/2015 8:05:08 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/18/2015 | Trent Baker
    Sheriff Clarke: Everything Obama Touches ‘Tends to Turn to Crap" by Trent Baker18 Jul 2015147 Speaking on Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine” regarding the shooting in Chattanooga, TN, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) said that the United States needs a national strategy to “deal with the home-grown terrorist threat.” He also brought up that President Obama actually “gutted” the Department of Defense 1033 Program, which would have given the local law enforcement the military supplies to aid during a terrorist attack. Clarke used Obama’s mistake of “gutting of the 1033 Program as an...
  • Are key Republican leaders in D.C. being blackmailed?

    07/18/2015 8:16:43 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 125 replies
    youtube ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    "I have the most important question of a lifetime for all of you. Are key Republican leaders in D.C. from the Senate, House and Supreme Court being blackmailed?" Video at link.
  • For America's economy, the end is nigh [Fundamental Transformation Complete]

    07/13/2015 3:47:47 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/12/2015 | Lord Monckton
    ...Mr. Obama’s mission to destroy America’s economy is complete. The damage he has done is irreversible. The dollar is history. The American economy is going down, and soon. The posh commentators say the collapse will be gradual rather than sudden. But few are now predicting there will not be collapse at all. Here are just some of the pointers. First and foremost, U.S. public debt is $18.3 trillion. By the time Mr. Obama leaves the White House late next year, he will have doubled it in a single “presidency.” On top of that, Uncle Sam has unfunded liabilities of at...
  • Secret Service Guards Obama, Taking Unusually Early Step

    07/13/2015 3:33:45 PM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 4th, 2007 | By JEFF ZELENY
    Senator Barack Obama, whose crowds at political rallies across the country have often numbered in the thousands, was placed under Secret Service protection yesterday, a spokesman for the agency said. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, authorized the protection for Mr. Obama after consulting with a Congressional advisory committee that reviews security for presidential hopefuls. The decision to assign agents to Mr. Obama, nearly nine months before voting begins in the Democratic primaries for president, is the earliest the Secret Service has ever issued a security detail to a candidate.
  • Obama Crumbles Under Deadline, Gives Iran ‘Open-Ended’ Nuclear Negotiations

    07/12/2015 6:38:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/12/2015 | John Hayward
    “There is much talk of deadlines looming ominously, but Iran knows perfectly well that the deadline is its friend—and the West’s enemy,” Breitbart News wrote last week. It seems this credulous, juvenile administration finally figured that out, as the Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. is floating the idea of an “open-ended diplomatic process,” waving aside deadlines altogether.
  • Just Like OPM, Healthcare.gov Is Blowing Off Cyber Security Warnings

    07/13/2015 7:15:24 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/10/2015 | John Merline
    Could a data breach on the scale suffered by the Office of Personnel Management happen to Healthcare.gov?
  • Obama to Drum Up the Prison Vote (No surprise here)

    07/13/2015 2:25:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is a little throwaway that I doubt anybody is gonna make a big deal of. This little story here is on Fox News: "Obama to be First Sitting President to Visit Federal Prison." Okay, that's good, Obama's gonna go visit a federal prison. Ah, presidents go places. Ah, no big deal, nothing to see here, no story. What's the big deal. Ah, but that's not the right way to look at this. "President Obama is set to tour Oklahoma’s El Reno Correctional Institution on Thursday, becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, the White House...
  • Mark Levin: 'We’ve Had a Silent Coup in This Country'

    07/10/2015 7:43:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    cnsnews ^ | July 9, 2015 | Emily Richards
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said that “we’ve had a silent coup in this country” with the Obama administration taking over healthcare, targeting the suburbs, and nationalizing the local police. “His government doesn’t have the authority to do any of these things, but he does it,” Levin said on his July 8 broadcast. “Well, if that’s not martial law, what the hell is? We’ve had a silent coup in this country.”Here is a transcript of what Levin said: “So, Obama’s pushing the ‘browning of America,’ not my phrase, theirs, ‘with open amnesty.’ Even if it means murderers,...
  • Texans fear Obama-led U.S. military invasion

    07/05/2015 3:25:01 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    The Day (CT) ^ | 7/4/2015 | Kevin Slullivan
    Bastrop, Texas — The office of the Bastrop County Republican Party is in an old lumber mill on Main Street, with peeling brown paint and a sign out front that captures the party's feelings about the Obama administration: "WISE UP AMERICA!" Inside, county Chairman Albert Ellison pulled out a yellow legal pad on which he had written page after page of reasons why many Texans distrust President Barack Obama, including the fact that, "in the minds of some, he was raised by communists and mentored by terrorists." So it should come as no surprise, Ellison said, that as the U.S....
  • Obama’s evolution of marriage and sexuality: An Asian perspective (Revealing)

    07/01/2015 8:07:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dinesh Sharma
    During the re-election cycle in 2012, President Obama sent seismic shock waves through the news media when he became the first American president to publicly support marriage equality. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court sided with the president’s views in a 5-4 decision, sending a ruling “like a thunderbolt” through American society in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states[1]. As the longtime advisor, David Axelrod revealed in his recent book[2] that candidate-Obama was in favor of same-sex marriage (when running for the US Senate[3]) before he was against it (while running for the Presidency[4]), and then he...
  • We Have the Authoritarian Monarch Leftists Have Always Wanted:

    06/25/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 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...
  • Spike It! When the Media Kill a Story for Political Reasons

    06/24/2015 6:37:49 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Real clear Politics ^ | 6-23-15 | Charles Lipson
    (Snip) The Wall Street Journal just revealed the news about the Oversight Committee getting these emails in a major story. The key points are that Gruber was deeply involved in crafting the health care law, he worked very closely with the White House, and, when he became a political liability, the president and his senior aides simply lied about it. Is that a big story? Not if you are a national TV network or major U.S. newspaper. Except for the Wall Street Journal, they maintained radio silence. Not a peep. A search of the New York Times shows zero hits...
  • The Impending Collision of Obama’s Failures

    06/23/2015 4:44:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: Tony Perkins, President Of The Family Research Council, co-athored this column.Like two speeding trains heading toward the same collapsed bridge, the dangers and failures of Barack Obama’s foreign, economic, and social policies are heading rapidly toward implosion. Our vital security interests, our economic well-being, our religious liberties, and the very fabric of American family life are all at grave risk of becoming casualties of the extreme ideological agenda and simple incompetence of the current Administration. First, with respect to foreign policy: Watching the spread of ISIS throughout the Middle East is like watching the growth of a cancer....
  • America’s Long, Painful Slide to the Left

    06/23/2015 4:50:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 22 June 2015
    All across the political blogosphere, you can read endless inquiries into the oncoming demise of the Republican Party. As far as the intellectual elite are concerned, the GOP will be doomed by polarization. The top representatives have supposedly moved so far to the right that they will soon be a non-factor in national elections. The scary thing about this analysis is that it may well be correct. In a way. Because conservatives do have a problem, and it is that the country is moving slowly but surely to the left. And Democrats are way out ahead of the curve, dragging...
  • The New American Dream Under Obama: Renting

    06/22/2015 4:27:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    IBD ^ | 06/21/2015
    The heavy federal hand in the housing market has been a disaster. Despite spending more than $13,000 for every household, Washington has record low homeownership to show for it, even among the middle class. In fact, a just-released report by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies not only finds more middle-class families renting but many also struggling to make rent, as homeownership rates plunge lower than ever. This is as shocking as it is depressing. It used to be that the middle class owned homes. Now it's increasingly feeling "the strain of rising rents," the reports says, as foreclosures and...
  • Brian Williams Bungles Apology Tour: ‘I Was Not Trying To Mislead People’

    06/19/2015 6:54:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | 6-19-2015 | John Nolte
    In a lengthy interview with his NBC colleague Matt Lauer, disgraced (and former) NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams blamed his ego for a litany of lies told over many years to NBC News viewers and others. “I was not trying to mislead people,” he said. (snip) Williams made two big mistakes here — in what was probably his last chance at a second chance. First, he refused to admit that he lied and lied and lied and lied. His claim that he didn’t try to deliberately mislead people is simply preposterous. His real-time whoppers from Katrina (witnessing suicides that...
  • Obama Administration to Take Alexander Hamilton – First Treasury Secretary – Off the $10 Bill

    06/17/2015 7:51:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/17/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama administration is taking Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury Secretary, off of the ten dollar bill.They will replace him with a woman. Scoop: Goodbye Alexander Hamilton. Hello 1st woman on the $10 bill. http://t.co/S1Or49drYo pic.twitter.com/088rppV4dP— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 17, 2015 Dana Loesch added: There is nothing wrong now with Hamilton, a Founder, Constitution signer, and founder of the Federalist Party, on the $10 bill. The choice to remove him for a yet-to-be-named woman while a genocidal, Democrat bigot who defied a Supreme Court ruling to tickle his “relocation” fetish remains on the $20 is insulting.
  • It seems Hillary Clinton has already annoyed Obama

    06/18/2015 6:31:23 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 18, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent statements on trade policy have apparently ruffled feathers in the administration she used to serve. Clinton, a leading candidate for president in 2016, upset senior White House aides by not backing the Pacific trade deal she used to champion as secretary of state. The Times' wrote that some of President Barack Obama's staffers were "irked," "frustrated," and not always found in their "calmer moments" after Clinton offered vague criticism of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. Obama has made the 12-nation deal a signature issue for his presidency, but congressional Democrats and unions have stalled...
  • Surprise: Woman to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, not Andrew Jackson on the $20

    06/18/2015 8:37:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2015 | AllahPundit
    Ben Domenech wonders how early America’s most famous self-made man, who fought by Washington’s side in the revolution, who co-wrote the Federalist Papers, who constructed the country’s financial system, and who was decades ahead of his time in opposing the slave trade ended up on the currency chopping block.Our terrible ruling class can’t even resist farking up our money. Back in 2009, during the height of the Tea Party, there were crotchety old Americans who warned in dark tones about the dangers of this president. He was a socialist, they said, and feckless to boot. He hated the American...
  • HUD War Against the Suburbs

    06/18/2015 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Fay
    GOPUSA ^ | June 17, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    Politically correct propaganda has invaded our collective conscious with terms that somehow make what was once thought of as abnormal now seem normal. Along with this new jargon comes a new rationale that is irrational to many who persist in living in the real world. Unfortunately, often the realists have remained silent – indifferent to or intimidated by the name-calling of those claiming to be tolerant. And so the topsy-turvy world that once was America has now become a land where free speech is only afforded to those with loud voices who have a national platform and embrace liberal ideologies....
  • We Might As Well Face It – America Is Addicted To Debt

    06/18/2015 10:36:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    TEC ^ | 06/18/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Corporations, individuals and the federal government continue to rack up debt at a rate that is far faster than the overall rate of economic growth. We are literally drowning in red ink from sea to shining sea, and yet we just can’t help ourselves. Consumer credit has doubled since the year 2000. Student loan debt has doubled over the course of the past decade. Business debt has doubled since 2006. And of course the debt of the federal government has doubled since 2007. Anyone that believes that this is “sustainable” in any way, shape or form is crazy. We have...
  • President Obama On Charleston Church Massacre: This Doesn’t Happen In Other Advanced Countries

    06/18/2015 10:44:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 139 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 18, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/ AP) — Following the arrest of a white man Thursday in connection with the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, President Obama said he has had to deliver these remarks too often. “The attorney general has announced plans for the FBI to open a hate crime investigation,” Obama said from the White House. “We understand that the suspect is in custody and I’ll let the best of law enforcement do its work to make sure that justice is served. Until the investigation is complete,...
  • Obama Politicizes Charleston Murders

    06/18/2015 10:58:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Dylann Storm Roof is this guy's name. They've captured him. They captured him 245 miles away from Charleston, South Carolina, and they captured him in North Carolina. He parked the black Hyundai under a tree. Either ran out of gas or just stopped to rest overnight or what have you, but he was captured and didn't present any problems upon arrest. Such a sad event. You know, every day, the news is just depressing. You gotta work past it, you gotta work through it each and every day. Greetings, my friends, and welcome, great to have you, Rush Limbaugh, the...
  • The US is reportedly changing the face of the $10 bill

    06/17/2015 5:55:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 122 replies
    Business Insider ^ | JUN. 17, 2015 | HARRISON JACOBS
    Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew is set to announce on Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will remove Alexander Hamilton from the ten dollar bill, in favor of a woman. The change could happen as soon as 2020. The announcement came via Nancy Lindborg, president of the US Institute of Peace, who tweeted out the news.... ...The choice to replace Hamilton on the $10 bill as opposed to President Jackson on the $20 bill is a curious one. There were clear reasons to replace Jackson on the bill. Jackson has long been reputed as a deeply flawed...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Deal would separate us from Constitution and national sovereignty

    06/17/2015 8:32:37 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 39 replies
    WND.com, The Phyllis Schlafly Report ^ | June 15, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    On Friday, Congress disrupted President Obama’s plan for a sweeping transfer of U.S. sovereignty to an unaccountable group of foreign busybodies. Hurray for the stalwart Americans who resisted the demands of Obama, the Republican leadership and the big-donor claque – but Speaker Boehner plans to give Congress another chance this week to make this dangerous mistake. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would turn over to globalists the power to issue regulations about U.S. trade, immigration, the environment, labor and commerce. It’s called a “living agreement,” which means the globalists can amend and change the text of the so-called agreement after it...
  • Sowell: Who Lost Iraq?

    06/08/2015 11:15:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Creator Syndicate ^ | June 9, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question: "Who lost China?" China was, of course, never ours to lose, though it might be legitimate to ask if a different American policy toward China could have led to a different outcome. In more recent years, however, Iraq was in fact ours to lose, after U.S. troops vanquished Saddam Hussein's army and took over the country. Today, we seem to be in the process of losing Iraq, if...
  • Appalachian Power closes 3 WV coal-fired plants

    06/01/2015 8:08:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    WVVA.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | WVVA.com
    Three coal-fired power plants in West Virginia have shut down operations. Media outlets report that Appalachian Power's Kanawha River Power Station at Glasgow, the Kammer Power Station near Moundsville and the Phillip Sporn Power Station at New Haven were closed Sunday. Appalachian Power had announced in 2011 that it planned to close the plants, along with three coal-fired plants in Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. The company had said it would be cost-prohibitive to equip them to comply with new federal emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. Another coal-fired plant in Virginia is being converted to natural gas....
  • Obama’s Game of Chicken with the Supreme Court

    05/21/2015 7:53:16 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    The New Yorker | 5/21/2015 | Jeffrey Toobin
    http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/obamas-game-of-chicken-with-the-supreme-court?intcid=mod-latest
  • Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan: report

    05/17/2015 5:52:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 112 replies
    New York Post ^ | may 17/2015 | bill sanderson
    Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying “off the shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper.
  • US 'Deeply Concerned' Over Morsi Death Sentence (State Dept official defends terrorists)

    05/17/2015 12:12:03 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    VOA News ^ | May 17, 2015 6:42 AM
    The United States says it is "deeply concerned" about the death sentences handed down to former President Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants for a 2011 mass prison break. "We have consistently spoken out against the practice of mass trials and sentences, which are conducted in a manner that is inconsistent with Egypt's international obligations and the rule of law," a State Department official said Sunday. The sentences were handed down Saturday in a Cairo court. The Grand Mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, will make the final decision on the sentences on June 2. The former president is...
  • Obama: I'll Commemorate Sunday as ‘International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’

    05/16/2015 6:43:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 165 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 16, 2015 | Staff
    Paste your docume(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama issued a statement on Saturday indicating that he and First Lady Michelle Obama would commemorate this Sunday as "the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia." In the statement, the preisdent said he is working to "address the specific needs of transgender persons." Here is the president's statement : Michelle and I join our fellow Americans and others around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia tomorrow, May 17. We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity...
  • Liberals finally get a taste of Obama's arrogance

    05/16/2015 12:11:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Link only due to NY Post rules.
  • Obama Has Less Than $1,001 in Savings Account

    05/15/2015 4:39:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama has reported less than $1,001 in his savings account. The disclosure comes as part of the president's annual Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report. The only savings account listed by the president is a "JP Morgan Chase Private Client Asset Mgmt Savings Account," according to the disclosure reports. See here:
  • The Democrats Abandon Free Trade

    05/14/2015 11:16:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    For a long time, there was a bipartisan consensus for free trade. President George H.W. Bush, a Republican, negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement, and Democrat Bill Clinton got it passed. It prevailed in the Senate in 1993 with the support of 27 Democrats and 34 Republicans. The consensus wasn't unanimous by any means, but it was broad enough to steadily advance the cause. Tuesday's Senate vote against considering a bill to give President Barack Obama "fast-track authority" for trade deals suggests those days are gone. Only one Democrat supported it, with 42 opposed -- led by Elizabeth Warren,...
  • Obama after trade deal defeat: This is personal for me

    05/13/2015 11:01:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Minutes after his former Democratic colleagues in the Senate filibustered his trade deal, President Obama sent a message to supporters declaring the fight was “personal for me” and pleading with liberals to rally around him. The president has been working with congressional Republicans to try to win fast-track trade powers, which would allow him to more easily negotiate trade agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnership deal with 11 nations that border the Pacific Ocean. But Democrats, including dozens who served in the Senate when Mr. Obama was there, have balked at his efforts, questioning whether he has American workers’...
  • Senate deals stinging defeat to Obama trade agenda (fails 52-45)

    05/12/2015 12:04:31 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday delivered a stinging blow to President Obama’s trade agenda by voting to prevent the chamber from picking up fast-track legislation. A motion to cut off a filibuster and proceed to the trade bill fell short of a 60-vote hurdle in the 52-45 vote. Sen. Tom Carper (Del.) was the only Democrat to back it. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) switched his vote from yes to no to reserve his ability to return to the measure at a later date. Fast-track is a top legislative priority for the White House, but it has run into significant...
  • Foundation says Obama is just getting started

    05/11/2015 4:26:00 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 41 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 5/11/2015 | Sam Rolley
    (Obama's not going away. Like Carter and the Clintons he'll be around to complete his convoluted chaos.) President Barack Obama recently vowed that his “project” will continue long after he leaves the White House. In a new email to supporters, the Obama Foundation has reiterated that the president is going to remain very politically active after 2016 with the declaration “eight years is only the beginning.” “Eight years is only the beginning. Barack Obama’s commitment to public service preceded his presidency, and will continue long after he and the first lady leave the White House. The foundation will carry forward...
  • I just added items #1,028 through #1,052 to my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking

    04/28/2015 1:28:36 AM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 28, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog I just added items #1,028 through #1,052 to my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/Here are the new entries:1,028) Obama gave the Medal of Freedom to communist Dolores Huerta, and refused to let an anti-communist hero Lech Walesa into the White HousePresident Obama gave Dolores Huerta the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that can be given to a civilian. Huerta has praised Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan communist dictator who had repeatedly used the military to seize food from private owners. Chavez also had butchers arrested, held at...