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  • Obama to visit Saudi Arabia to offer condolences to royal family

    01/25/2015 6:25:10 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 1/24/2015 | Staff
    President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India and visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects after the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday. The schedule change, announced shortly before Obama left for India, means the president will skip plans to see the Taj Mahal, and instead pay a call on an influential U.S. ally in the volatile Mideast. The king, who died Friday, was aggressive in trying to check the spreading power of Saudi Arabia's chief rival, Iran. Obama visited the ailing monarch in his desert compound last March. White House spokesman Josh...
  • Obama Threatens to Veto Pro-Life Bill to Completely Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

    01/23/2015 7:43:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/23/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Yesterday, the House passed legislation that will put in place a complete ban on taxpayer funding of abortions that ensures abortions are not directly funded in any federal governmental program or department. The president says he will veto it. The legislation combines several policies that must be enacted every year in Congressional battles and puts them into law where they will not be in jeopardy of being overturned every time Congress changes hands from pro-life lawmakers to those who support abortions. The House voted 242-179 for the bill with 239 Republicans and three Democrats voting to ban taxpayer funding of...
  • Obama Jets Off To Delhi As US and India Enter New Era of Goodwill [Expect H1B Avalanche?]

    01/23/2015 8:01:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Guardina(UK) ^ | Dan Roberts and Jason Burke
    Obama Jets Off To Delhi As US and India Enter New Era of Goodwill US president to meet Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and attend the Republic Day parade, amid signs of growing diplomatic and cultural and warmth Dan Roberts and Jason Burke Friday 23 January 2015 Official relations between the world’s two largest democracies have come a long way since the new Indian prime minister Narendra Modi was once banned from entering the United States because of concerns over his human rights record. But when Barack Obama touches down in Delhi this weekend to celebrate the two countries’ burgeoning...
  • Kerry tells Western leaders it would be an 'error' to refer to violent extremists as Islamists

    01/23/2015 5:01:40 PM PST · by Windflier · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Francesca Chambers
    Violent extremists killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience of opinion leaders Friday at the World Economic Forum. In a speech calling for a global effort against violent extremism, Kerry said it would be a mistake to link Islam to criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill-seeking and other factors. 'We have to keep our heads,' Kerry said, according to the Associate Press. 'The biggest error we could...
  • There will be a price’: Obama team reportedly fuming over Netanyahu visit

    01/23/2015 5:02:55 PM PST · by SJackson · 79 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 23, 2015
    The Obama administration reportedly is fuming over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to address Congress in March regarding the Iranian threat, with one unnamed official telling an Israeli newspaper he will pay “a price” for the snub. House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu -- and the Israeli leader accepted – without any involvement from the White House. In public, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest politely describes this as a “departure” from protocol. He also says the president will not meet with Netanyahu when he visits in early March, but has attributed that decision only to a desire not...
  • Obama Is The Main Obstacle To Economic Growth

    01/21/2015 1:58:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- No matter what President Obama said about the state of our union Tuesday night, the economy's prognosis is not good. Who says so? A hefty majority of the American people in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll that sought their opinion about the economy's health. Roughly six in 10 said it was "not so good" or "poor." Six years into Obama's painfully slow recovery, jobs are hard to come by in many parts of the country and wages remain flat. Hourly earnings actually fell last month, the U.S. Labor Department reported last week. It's gotten so bad that...
  • [From October 1998] Socialism, Envy and Redistribution

    01/18/2015 7:01:41 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Liberal Institute ^ | October 1998 | Robert Nef
    Envy is much older than any political system or any political ideology. Envy does not exist because socialism exists. Rather, socialism refers to and needs envy.
  • Obama plans to increase taxes on couples making more than $500,000 to 28% to 'help middle class'

    01/18/2015 3:26:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/15
    **SNIP** Obama will ask lawmakers to close a loophole allowing capital gains on inherited funds to go untaxed -- a so-called "trust fund" loophole the White House says allows billions of dollars in capital gains to go untapped by the government every year. The administration’s proposal would exempt the first $200,000 in capital gains per couple plus $500,000 for a home, along with all personal property except for valuable art and collectibles. The rest would be treated for income-tax purposes as if it had been sold. The total amount of money raised for the government by these actions would be...
  • A Matter Of Priorities

    01/15/2015 6:42:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    The Obama administration is historic. That’s something we hear constantly from media elites, from congressional Democrats and, frankly from the White House itself. And they’re right. This administration has overseen a historically slow economic recovery; it has overseen the ceding of more ground to terrorists than ever before; it rung up more debt than every previous administration combined, and so on. It is historic. Another way in which the Obama administration is historic is in its employ of Islamic theologians in positions where such expertise isn’t required. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has spent the last week explaining to...
  • Mexican Government To Issue Birth Certificates In The US, A Boon To Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    01/15/2015 10:33:54 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/15/15 | Chuck Ross
    On Thursday, the Mexican government began issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its 50 U.S.-based consulates, a move that will make it easier for illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses and work permits and to stay in the U.S. under President Obama’s executive amnesty decision. In the past, Mexican citizens had to obtain their birth certificates from offices in Mexico. Individuals would often have relatives and friends obtain the documents and send them into the U.S. But with the Mexican government’s help, its U.S.-based citizens will receive documents more quickly, which will help them apply for amnesty under Obama’s...
  • Obama Shows Solidarity with Yemen-sponsored Attack in Paris by Releasing 5 Yemeni Terrorists

    01/15/2015 10:52:37 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 20 replies
    vanity | January 15, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Obama's release of five more Yemeni terrorists from GITMO yesterday, one week after the terrorist attacks in Paris is beyond words. It wasn't outrageous enough that he didn't appear at the anti-terror march in Paris, he had to follow that up with what can only be described as a show of solidarity with Islamic terrorism since Yemen is where the two Kouachi brothers got their weapons training before their brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. To say the President of the United States is an Islamic extremist let alone Muslim is unfathomable. But how else can his 'no show' or...
  • Obama is one mean, vindictive bastard

    01/15/2015 12:10:54 PM PST · by Starman417 · 37 replies
    Barack Obama is one mean, vindictive bastard. There is no other way to put it. During the last government "shutdown" Obama blockaded the WWII memorial, which is normally is open and ungated. He spent money on personnel and materials to prevent WWII vets from gaining access to their own shrine. The vets requested access to the memorial but were refused by Obama and the Department of the Interior: The White House and the Department of the Interior rejected a request from Rep. Steven Palazzo’s office to have World War II veterans visit the World War II memorial in Washington, the...
  • Monsieur Obama MIA

    01/15/2015 12:37:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Everyone from Jon Stewart to Ted Cruz has mocked President Obama for not flying to France last weekend. And rightly so. It should have been a no-brainer for any American president to want to be seen by the whole world leading a massive unity march against terrorism in response to what is being called France's 9/11. Obama had a great chance to show America's solidarity with the latest victims of Islamist extremism and stand up for a fundamental Western value like free speech. But he blew it. Many of Obama's most faithful allies are still shocked by his clumsy blunder...
  • Iran building nuke plant in Syria; State Dept: What difference does it make?

    01/13/2015 6:36:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/13/15 | Car in Jerusalem
    Sunday's Der Spiegel had a massive expose on the continuing efforts of Bashar al-Assad to build a nuclear weapons plant, which included evidence that Iran is constructing such a plant for Syria in Qusayr, less than two kilometers from Syria's border with Lebanon. The issue came up in the State Department's Monday daily briefing. Disturbingly, spokeswoman Marie Harf said that the United States did not plan to raise the issue in the Iranian nuclear talks, claiming that those talks only deal with Iran's nuclear capabilities and not with Syria's. According to findings of Western intelligence agencies, however, the situation...
  • Looks Like Obama Was in Paris After All

    01/12/2015 7:54:21 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 01-12-2015
    The vast right-wing conspiracy has revealed its racism by spreading vicious rumors that Obama was watching football on television while all the grownups were showing solidarity against Islamic terrorism in Paris, resulting in rare negative press. Actually, Obama took a lead part in the somber historic rally, as proven by this photo:
  • Confirmed: Obama Watched NFL Playoffs Instead Of Going To Paris

    01/12/2015 9:08:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | January12, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    January 12, 2015 Confirmed: Obama Watched NFL Playoffs Instead Of Going To Paris By Thomas Lifson You won’t find it in the American media, but the U.K. Daily Mail has obtained confirmation from an administration spokesman that President Obama spent much of yesterday watching the NFL Playoffs (as I speculated). According to an administration official, President Obama spent part of his Sunday afternoon watching a National Football League game on television. In fairness, the playoffs took place after the rest of the world leaders had marched, along with U.S. representation that stopped at the assistant secretary of state level and...
  • Where was Obama?

    01/12/2015 6:45:57 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 40 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 1/12 | CNN
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration against criticism for not having a high level official attend a unity march in Paris and said he will head to France on Thursday. Kerry called the criticism "quibbling" when asked about the absence at the anti-terrorism rally Sunday. At least 3.7 million people attended the event -- including 40 world leaders -- in a show of solidarity against the terror attacks in France over the past week. "The U.S. has been deeply engaged with the people of France since this incident occurred," Kerry told reporters, adding that the United...
  • Shock: U.S. Coast Guard seeing sharp uptick in Cubans fleeing workers’ paradise

    01/06/2015 12:23:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Despite its status among progressives as a veritable model for health care reformers and proponents of egalitarianism, the joint announcement by President Barack Obama and Cuban dictator Raul Castro of the normalization of bilateral relations has resulted in a sharp uptick in the number of Cubans desperately fleeing the island in makeshift dinghies. Who could have possibly seen this coming?The Coast Guard is reporting an 117 percent spike in December in the number of Cubans fleeing the island nation by boat. On Monday alone, the Coast Guard returned 121 Cubans back to the custody of authorities in Havana. They...
  • Obama Will Trumpet Economic Recovery in State of the Union Runup

    01/03/2015 2:30:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    time.com ^ | Jan.3, 2014 | Zeke J Miller
    The President will head to Detroit, Phoenix and Tennessee next week, touting economic growth under his administration Two weeks before he is set to deliver the State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama will embark on a tour to highlight the nation’s economic progress and preview his agenda for the coming year. The White House said Obama will trumpet the recovery of the nation’s automotive sector in a speech in the Detroit area on Wednesday, just one day after the new Republican-controlled Congress holds its first meetings of 2015.
  • Obama’s gift for Israel and Mid East: Funding for a new Iraqi army dominated by Iran’s Rev Guards

    01/02/2015 7:42:24 AM PST · by standingfirm · 11 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | 1/1/15 | DEBKAfile Report
    President Barack Obama’s New Year gift to Israel and the Middle East is a multibillion fund for establishing an Iraqi army as a division of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Wednesday, the last day of 2014, two defense ministers, Iran’s Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqani and Iraq’s Khallid al-Obeidi, signed a pact whereby Iran i.e. the Revolutionary Guards, will “continue to train new Iraqi military units" for replacing the army that crumbled under the onslaught launched by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant since last June. “We do not see any other option than cooperation and being on the same...
  • Obama Releases 5 More Gitmo Detainees With Ties to Al Qaeda

    12/31/2014 7:53:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 31, 2014 | STAFF, Associated Press
    MIAMI (AP) — Five men who were held for a dozen years without charge at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan for resettlement, the U.S. government announced. The two men from Tunisia and three from Yemen had been cleared for release from the prison by a government task force but could not be sent to their homelands. The U.S. has sent hundreds of prisoners from Guantanamo to third countries but this is the first time Kazakhstan has accepted any for resettlement.
  • Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

    12/23/2014 11:55:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/23/2014
    Stocks are pushing further into record territory as the Dow Jones industrial average tops 18,000 points for the first time. Traders have been encouraged by signs of strength in the U.S. economy and reassurances that the Federal Reserve won't interest rates soon. There was more encouraging news early Tuesday as the U.S. government reported that the economy powered ahead at a 5 percent annual rate in the third quarter. That was the fastest pace in more than a decade. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,003 as of 9:35 a.m. Easter. The Standard &...
  • Obama's Giveaway Deal With Cuba May Hurt His Party in 2016

    12/23/2014 7:43:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama continues to embrace low-tier, go-it-alone executive actions to pad out the last two years of his mistake-filled, agenda-less presidency in a hopeless hunt for a legacy. His arrogant decision this week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Communist Cuba is the latest example of a president desperately searching for something to do without having to deal with Congress. You can comb through all of the polling data for the topmost concerns of the American people, and renewing U.S. relations with Cuba's evil Castro dictatorship is not among them. But with his job-approval polls in the basement, and...
  • Dow above 18,000 on upbeat GDP report; Nasdaq wavers

    12/23/2014 6:57:23 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 26 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Kate Gibson
    U.S. stocks furthered record gains on Tuesday, with investor sentiment bolstered by the data that had the economy expanding in the third quarter by the most in 11 years. "We've got strong seasonals, meaning this time of the year is bullish for the market; we've got stabilization in energy, with both Brent and WTI lifting a little bit this morning, as is natural gas, and spectacular economic data; GDP blew out expectations as did personal consumption," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities/ The U.S. economy soared by 5 percent in the third quarter, the most rapid pace...
  • As Christmas Approaches, Baghdad Christians Lament Empty Pews [Obama's Iraq Legacy!]

    12/22/2014 6:29:20 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | Loveday Morris
    As Christmas Approaches, Baghdad Christians Lament Empty Pews Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Iraqi security officers stand guard outside of the Virgin Mary Chaldean church in the Karrada neighborhood of the capital Baghdad on Dec 21, 2014. By Loveday Morris December 22 BAGHDAD — A choir dressed in crimson robes sang ancient hymns below a Christmas star strung with fairy lights at a recent service in the Iraqi capital, the heavy scent of incense hanging in the air. But the season here has a somber edge, and the priest has a serious...
  • Obama's 'propaganda' pushed people to 'hate the police,' Giuliani says

    12/22/2014 7:02:24 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2014 | By Justin Sink
    President Obama has engaged in “propaganda” encouraging people to “hate the police,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) charged a day after two city police officers were shot and killed in their patrol car by a man who posted anti-police messages to his social media account.
  • The Creepiest Public Era Ever

    12/22/2014 3:56:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    Please enjoy these observations and rants from my Facebook. I believe they ruffled mostly the right feathers. A. President gets humiliated and repudiated by voters rejecting his agenda at the polls. B. He pretends it didn’t happen. C. He starts making up all kinds of stuff he doesn’t have the authority to do, like: i. a re-write of immigration law; ii an assault on fossil fuel; iii deals with China, Cuba, et al. D. Congressional Republicans are terrified to boldly confront him; they even pass the budget he wants them to. E. The media starts slavishly and predictably praising the...
  • NY Cop Shooting-Obama fanned the flames towards this.

    12/20/2014 3:44:33 PM PST · by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart · 66 replies
    Obama needs blame...he fanned the flames instead of asking for respect for the law like any decent president should have....
  • Remarkable: Republicans standing strong for liberal Democrat Hollywood; Obama wimpy response

    12/18/2014 8:17:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    12/18/14 | soflofreeper
    National Review's editorial board, Mitt Romney, and other Republicans seem to be MORE willing to stand for freedom of speech than the Obama administration. Getting pushed around by third world tin pot dictators is modus operandi for Demon Rats.
  • Raul Castro Urges Obama To Use ‘Executive Action’ To Overrule Congress

    12/17/2014 12:39:14 PM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    In a speech held at the same time as President Barack Obama’s televised speech announcing a normalization of relations with Cuba, Cuban dictator Raul Castro urged Obama to use “executive action” to bypass Congressional policy on Cuba. USA Today’s Gregory Korte first caught the comments: Raul Castro urges President Obama to use “executive action” to lift congressionally imposed sanctions on Cuba. — Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) December 17, 2014
  • Kerry Excited to Be ‘First Sec. of State in 60 Years to Visit Cuba’

    12/17/2014 10:50:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    mediaite ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    John Kerry’s going to Cuba. The Secretary of State praised President Barack Obama’s announcement of the normalization of relations with Cuba, the neighboring country under an embargo for over fifty years, in a statement Wednesday. As Obama did in his noon remarks, Kerry likened the thaw of relations to those that followed with Vietnam after the Vietnam War, in which Kerry served. “This new course will not be without challenges,” Kerry said, “but it is based not on a leap of faith but on a conviction that it’s the best way to help bring freedom and opportunity to the Cuban...
  • US TO START TALKS WITH CUBA TO NORMALIZE FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

    12/17/2014 7:00:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 407 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2014-12-17 | Associated Press (AP)
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  • Biden boasts end of Caucasian majority in U.S. 'Diversity is the reason for our incredible strength'

    12/07/2014 6:09:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/7/14 | author-image Steve Peacock
    U.S. taxpayers shelled out nearly a quarter-million dollars in November, so Vice President Joe Biden could trumpet “diversity” to world business leaders in Morocco and boast that in 2017, “for the first time, Caucasians of European descent like me will be in an absolute minority in the United States of America.” “I’ve … come here to an ancient Muslim nation at the crossroads of Africa, the Arab world and Europe to talk about what it takes for all nations to succeed in the 21st century” the vice president told the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, explaining that educational opportunities, the rule of...
  • DID OBAMA ORDER US NAVY SEALS IN FAILED YEMEN AL-QAIDA RAID TO DEMAND THEIR SURRENDER FIRST

    12/07/2014 11:16:36 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 69 replies
    Tunda Tabloids ^ | December 7, 2014 | Tunda Tabloids
    Unbelievable if true. He has ordered the FBI to read Islamo-terrorists ‘Miranda rights’ reserved for US citizens, so it’s reasonable to conclude that he ordered his Navy Seal commandos to seek al-Qaida’s surrender first before opening fire. If that’s the case, then he made it that much more difficult for these Seals to carry out their mission.
  • The outbreak persists, but Obama’s Ebola Czar is moving on

    12/07/2014 3:17:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The height of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, Europe, and the United States also coincided with a period in which the Obama administration came under the heaviest scrutiny over its response to that health crisis. Amid criticism, President Barack Obama rejected calls from lawmakers to impose some travel restrictions on the areas affected by Ebola, but he did say his administration was open to appointing one figure to oversee his government’s response to the crisis. Days later, Obama appointed Ron Klain, a long-time Democratic political operative and veteran of both Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s presidential campaigns, to serve as...
  • Obama, complaining of sore throat, diagnosed with acid reflux

    12/06/2014 5:12:44 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 151 replies
    President Barack Obama, who had medical tests on Saturday after complaining of a sore throat, is suffering from acid reflux, the president's physician said. "The president's symptoms are consistent with soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux and will be treated accordingly," Obama's doctor, Captain Ronny Jackson, said in a statement. Acid reflux is a condition in which the stomach contents flow back up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing such symptoms as heartburn and sore throat. Obama, 53, went to Walter Reed military hospital for a fiber optic exam of his throat and since swelling was detected, doctors...
  • Obama Signs Executive Order

    12/06/2014 12:50:55 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 27 replies
    White House ^ | 12/6/14 | Barack Obama
    No, not that Executive Order - not the one he never signed about immigration. No, in this one he declares a day off for the Feds the day after Christmas. By his authority he orders all departments and agencies of the Federal Government closed the day after Christmas. For those wondering about the immigration Executive Order, it never happened. He signed two Presidential Memoranda that day, Nov. 21, in Las Vegas. Not an EO. You can read all his Memoranda at the White House Presidential Memoranda page. And all the Executive Orders are at the Executive Order page. These Memoranda...
  • After six years of Obama's damage, Democrats are at war with Democrats

    12/06/2014 9:31:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 5, 2014 | By Charles Krauthammer
    Old habits die hard. The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the aisle. I grant that there's a lot of shouting today among Republicans. But it's a ritual skirmish over whether a government shutdown would force the president to withdraw a signature measure — last time, Obamacare; this time, executive amnesty. From opposite sides of the (Democratic) spectrum, Schumer and Warren are trying to remake and reorient the Democratic Party post-Obama....
  • John Boehner Just Summed Up His Approach To Barack Obama In 2 Incredible Sentences

    12/04/2014 12:42:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 77 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | 12/4/14 | Colin Campbell
    "The more the president talks about his ideas, the more unpopular he becomes. Why would I want to deprive him of that opportunity?"
  • Ashton Carter, Ex-Pentagon No. 2, Emerges as Obama Favorite for Defense Secretary

    12/02/2014 9:27:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/02/2014 | By JULIAN E. BARNES And CAROL E. LEE
    WASHINGTON— Ashton Carter, the former deputy defense secretary, is the leading candidate to become the next Pentagon chief, but senior officials said President Barack Obama wouldn’t make an announcement Tuesday. The president could announce his pick for defense secretary later this week, a senior White House official said. Mr. Carter, who was out of town Tuesday, is seen as the likely choice, officials said. But the White House is continuing to look at other candidates, including former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig and former assistant Secretary of State Kurt Cambpell. Mr. Obama could still change his mind and opt for one...
  • Obama removing DoD's Hagel

    11/24/2014 7:02:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will announce the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday in the first high-profile personnel move since Democrats suffered significant losses in this month's midterm elections. "In October, Secretary Hagel began speaking with the President about departing the administration given the natural post-midterms transition time," a senior administration official said. Obama will make the announcement with Hagel at 11:00 a.m. According to the White House, a successor will be named "in short order," but Hagel will remain in the post until that person is confirmed by the Senate. A senior administration official praised Hagel as "a steady...
  • CHUCK HAGEL FIRING: TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT

    11/24/2014 7:51:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/2014 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    The New York Times reports that President Barack Obama is about to dismiss Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The reason given? That the White House recognized that "the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ." In other words: Hagel was brought on to downgrade the military radically, but now the military turns out to be necessary, after all. Yet that cannot be the only reason, absent any sign that Obama is committing to a sudden, steep increase in the defense budget, and reversing the non-sequester...
  • North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

    11/24/2014 7:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Daily Currant ^ | Nov 17, 2014
    The Daily Currant Politics North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama Nov 17, 2014 Climate Change And Global Pollution To Be Discussed At Copenhagen SummitThe state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama. In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday. When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will...
  • Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure

    11/24/2014 6:43:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | Helene Cooper
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team amid an onslaught of global crises. The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary — the sole Republican on his national security team — to step down last Friday after a series of meetings over the past two weeks, senior administration officials said.
  • Obama: I Don't Support "Amnesty," the "Critics of My Actions" Do

    11/20/2014 5:47:20 PM PST · by rightistight · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/20/14 | Aurelius
    In his speech tonight announcing that he is unilaterally changing American law, President Barack Obama called out those against amnesty as anti-American and, paradoxically, pro-amnesty. The President made it clear that those who do not believe in what he is doing are, in fact, the ones who support amnesty. "I know some of the critics of this action call it amnesty," the President stated. "Well, it's not." He then went on, "Amnesty is the immigration system we have today – millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules, while politicians use the issue...
  • Report: Obama to Sign Executive Amnesty Friday in Vegas

    11/19/2014 7:18:34 AM PST · by RummyChick · 320 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 11/19 | halper
    John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times reports that President Obama's executive amnesty order is coming Friday in Las Vegas: Confirmed by source familiar: Obama to announce immigration order on Friday in Las Vegas — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014 Obama immigration announcement in Las Vegas on Friday may also serve as unofficial launch of Reid 2016 re-election campaign — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014
  • Obama to Give Live Executive Amnesty Speech Tomorrow Night

    11/19/2014 11:08:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 97 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Tomorrow night, at 8 p.m. EST, President Obama will address the nation on his coming executive amnesty. "Our immigration system has been broken for decades -- and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country," says the White House press secretary in a blog post. "So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can...
  • Ukraine Admits Its Gold Is Gone: "There Is Almost No Gold Left In The Central Bank Vault"

    11/18/2014 9:38:20 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11-18-2014 | Durden
    We reported of a strange incident that took place just after the Ukraine presidential coup, namely that .... "in a mysterious operation under the cover of night, Ukraine's gold reserves were promptly loaded onboard an unmarked plane, which subsequently took the gold to the US." "at 2:00 am, a transport plane took off took off from Boryspil airport. According to Boryspil staff, prior to the plane's appearance, four trucks and two cargo minibuses arrived at the airport all with their license plates missing. Fifteen people .... stepped out, some armed with machine guns. These people loaded the plane with more...
  • One week to ‘finish the job’ in Iran nuclear talks

    11/16/2014 6:44:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Gulf News ^ | November 16, 2014
    One week to ‘finish the job’ in Iran nuclear talks ‘Failure would be a dangerous scenario for the entire world’ AFP Published: 14:30 November 16, 2014 Gulf News Vienna: Iran and six world powers begin a final round of talks in Vienna on Tuesday aiming to overcome significant remaining differences and agree a historic nuclear deal by a November 24 deadline. “There’s still a big gap. We may not be able to get there,” US President Barack Obama warned last Sunday. After 12 years of rising tensions, threats of war and failed diplomacy this accord would silence for good fears...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 November 2014

    11/16/2014 4:34:49 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 168 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 November 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows November 16th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Sens.-elect Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and James Lankford, R-Okla.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Mitt Romney; Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Al Franken, D-Minn.; Rep,...