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  • Obama Extends Somali ‘Protected Status’ Before Exit

    01/18/2017 9:47:40 AM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/17/17 | Bob Price
    In the final week of the Obama Administration, the outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somali nationals and others for an additional 18 months. The program was not scheduled to expire until March 2017. Somali nationals, and “eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia,” now have an additional 18 months added to their “temporary” status that has been in place since 1991. The program was extended by President George W. Bush in 2001 and by President Obama in 2012. When a “temporary” status lasts 25 years, it’s not temporary at...
  • Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

    01/17/2017 1:31:47 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 263 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/17/2016
    President Obama has commuted the 35-year sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for leaking classified information in 2010 to WikiLeaks.
  • Amid packing boxes and tears, staffers leaving White House

    01/18/2017 5:23:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 84 replies
    AP ^ | 1/18/2017 | Josh Lederman
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, trailed by their spouses and young kids in their finest clothes. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss.</p>
  • Obama's Legacy

    01/17/2017 7:44:43 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 33 replies
    January 16, 2017 | self
    This list was sent to me. I thought the list and the timing were such I had to share with my fellow FReepers: 1. First President to be photographed smoking a joint. 2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. 3. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. 4. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States. 5. First President to violate the War Powers Act. 6. First President to be held in contempt of...
  • The Seven Most Undercovered Obama Scandals

    01/17/2017 10:23:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    News Busters ^ | 01/17/2017 | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn-in yet but the liberal media has obsessed almost over every Trump tweet and controversy. Conversely, Barack Obama’s administration has been full of scandals and gaffes but liberal reporters have insisted that his record is clean as a whistle.  Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, after Obama’s January 10 farewell speech gushed: “He’s been scandal free, frankly, in the White House. We haven’t had that what for a while.” Time magazine’s Joe Klein, back in December declared there has been “absolutely no hint of scandal” during his eight years. And in 2013 reporters...
  • President Obama First Thing I'm Doing ... Hitting Up Palm Springs!!!

    01/16/2017 5:12:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 1/16/17 | tmz
    President Obama and Michelle Obama will be leaving frigid Washington D.C. for sunny Palm Springs ... TMZ has learned. We're told when the First Family leaves the Capitol after the inauguration, they'll take a chopper (it will not be Marine One because he won't be the active president when he boards) to Andrews Air Force Base. Our sources say at 2:45 PM they will leave Andrews on Special Air Mission 29,000, the plane that will take them to Palm Springs. It's the same plane that Obama used as president, but it won't be called Air Force One.
  • John Kerry: Trump’s Foreign Policy Comments ‘Inappropriate’

    01/16/2017 2:22:12 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16th, 2017 | PAM KEY
    Monday on CNN International’s “Amanpour,” commenting on President-elect Donald Trump’s first UK interview with The Times of London, which covered several international issues, Secretary of State John Kerry said, “I thought frankly it was an inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other country in a quite direct manner.” KERRY: He’ll have to speak to that as of Friday. You know he’s responsible for that relationship. AMANPOUR: You're talking about Angela Merkel's refugee policy which he did call catastrophic. KERRY: He did call it that and I think that she was extremely...
  • State Department Held Stress Workshops After Trump’s Win

    01/16/2017 2:56:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The State Department held stress management sessions following Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, providing employees tips for how to cope with change so they do not “become paralyzed by fear.” . . . The State Department’s Employee Consultation Service sponsored the stress management events. Workers were given excused absence from their work duties in order to attend the one-hour sessions.
  • President Obama ditching frigid DC to head to sunny Palm Springs after inauguration

    01/16/2017 2:53:24 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 102 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 16, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    President Obama ditching frigid DC to head to sunny Palm Springs after inauguration while moving vans are spotted outside his new $4.3m home President Obama will fly to Palm Springs on Friday with his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia There is a good chance that the Obamas could be staying at the home of Michael Smith and James Costos, where they have stayed in the past Once the vacation is over, the Obamas will return to the 8,200-square-foot-home they have leased in DC for the next two years On Monday afternoon, moving vans were spotted outside the Obama's...
  • Obama White House Refuses to Call Trump ‘Legitimate’ President

    01/15/2017 8:21:20 AM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/15/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Outgoing White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough declined to call President-elect Donald Trump “legitimate” when questioned by CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union on Sunday morning.
  • Philippine President Duterte Threatens to Impose Martial Law

    01/15/2017 4:30:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | 01/15/2017 | Mark Hanrahan
    "I have to protect the Filipino people. It is my duty. And I tell you now, if I have to declare martial law, I will declare it," Duterte said, in a speech before a group businessmen in his hometown of Davao on Saturday night. Image: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship launch at SMX Convention Center in Davao city Image: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship launch at SMX Convention Center in Davao city Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship launch at SMX Convention Center in Davao city,...
  • Obama and His Movement Prepare to Challenge President Trump

    01/15/2017 2:16:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | JAN 14 2017 | PERRY BACON JR.
    CHICAGO — He may be leaving the White House but he isn't totally going away. As President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation on Tuesday night, he also began the shift to a third stage of his political career. The once young, idealistic senator-turned-two-term-president will soon become an influential strategist and ally to those worried about the future with Donald Trump at the helm of the most powerful nation on the planet. Obama nodded to this new role in his speech Tuesday. He did not directly criticize his successor, but used lines like "I reject discrimination against Muslim-Americans"...
  • End times harbinger: Nations gang up on Israel

    01/15/2017 10:11:23 AM PST · by amorphous · 56 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 15 Jan 2017
    It’s like an alarm bell in the night for prophecy experts. Seventy nations are meeting in Paris this weekend for a massive summit to coordinate efforts against the Jewish state of Israel. According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, a statement issued after the conference will demand an end to the “occupation that began in 1967,” a two-state solution and no recognition of Israeli control of Jerusalem. It may even lead to recognition of a Palestinian state. “There’s no telling what this meeting might produce,” said Joseph Farah, founder of WND.com and author of the new prophecy book “The Restitution of...
  • Donald Trump purges Obama appointees and lashes out at critics ahead of inauguration

    01/14/2017 5:00:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 101 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2017-01-14 | David Lawler
    Donald Trump has embarked on an unprecedented purge of government officials appointed by President Barack Obama in a bid to wipe the slate clean ahead of his inauguration. Scores of presidential appointees, from ambassadors in far flung capitols to two nuclear security chiefs to the head of Washington's National Guard, will be leaving their posts on Friday at noon, having received unexpected orders to do so, just as Trump takes office as one of the most unpopular and scandal-ridden incoming presidents in history. While his recent predecessors were swept toward inauguration day on a tide of goodwill, Mr Trump has...
  • Trump's Jews and Obama's Jews

    01/14/2017 2:19:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Seen from above, the 2016 electoral map of New York City is blue with dots of red. Trump’s home district is blue, but across the water a red wedge slices into Brooklyn. Around that red wedge are districts where Hillary won 90 percent of the vote and Trump was lucky to get 5 percent. Inside it, he beat her in district after district. The voters who handed him that victory are the Chassidic Jews of Williamsburg who dress in fur hats and black caftans. Their districts, crammed in by hipsters and minorities, are a world away from the progressive activist...
  • Debunking Loretta Lynch's One-Sided 'Chicago Cops Are Racist Villains' Statistics

    01/14/2017 10:31:54 AM PST · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 14 January 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Is it fake news when on MLK weekend Loretta Lynch issues a scorching 164 page report blasting Chicago police for using force on Blacks 10 times more often then Whites... but nowhere mentioning that Blacks are murdered 15 times more often than Whites, or that Blacks are the murders 20 times more often than Whites, or that Police are 30 times more often to be killed by a Black than by a White? Seems like a shot in the face at Jeff Sessions and a gift to BLM and civil rights leaders, in the final hour... Statistical Ideas' blog's Salil...
  • Obama: GOP Wanted America to Fail So I Wouldn’t Benefit Politically

    01/14/2017 10:46:55 AM PST · by tomselliott · 95 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 01/14/2017 | Grabien
    OBAMA: "Well, I — I — what it indicated was something that we kept on seeing throughout my presidency, and that was a tactical decision on the part of Republicans to say no because their view was that if they said yes, and there was any sort of bipartisan cooperation, that would benefit me politically. And if there wasn’t, that would hurt me politically particularly at a time when the economy was doing poorly. They figured we could do pretty good with midterms if it seems as if Washington’s dysfunctional at a time when everybody’s hurting."
  • Commanding general of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post [Secretly Rewritten!!!]

    01/13/2017 5:54:34 PM PST · by catnipman · 86 replies
    WaPo/WaybackMachine ^ | 1/13/2017 | Peter Hermann & Aaron C. Davis
    The Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard and has an integral part in overseeing the inauguration said Friday that he will be removed from command effective at 12:01 p.m. Jan. 20, just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president.
  • Obama lame duck violations of Cuban Adjustment Act ??

    01/13/2017 1:28:08 PM PST · by Degaston · 2 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/havana-hails-end-special-us-051745113.html"The Cuban government hailed President Barack Obama's decision ending automatic legal residency for any Cuban who touches U.S. soil" http://www.manilatimes.net/obama-screwed-us-angry-cuban-migrants-say/306712“Obama has screwed all Cubans,” Yadiel Cruz, a Cuban in Panama bitterly told Agence France-Presse on Thursday upon learning the US president has suddenly made it tougher for migrants like him to get into America. http://www.cubaverdad.net/torture_in_cuba.htm"The conditions in Cuba's prisons are inhuman, and political prisoners suffer additional degrading treatment and torture." https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-80/pdf/STATUTE-80-Pg1161.pdfThe Cuban Adjustment Act that Congress passed. https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/01/12/statement-secretary-johnson-continued-normalization-our-migration-relationship-cuba"United States is also ending the special Cuban Medical Professional Parole program .... Government of Cuba has agreed to begin to accept the...
  • Cavuto: How does it feel to be dismissed, CNN? [Video]

    01/13/2017 5:53:19 AM PST · by Arcy · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-12-17 | Cavuto
    This is an awesome and loving rebuke of CNN's failure to stand up to that bully, Obama, when he was unfairly singling out Fox News.
  • White House: Obama Has Been Frustrated By Tough Questions From Media

    01/13/2017 9:30:33 AM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | 1/12/17 | Cameron Cawthorne
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted Thursday that President Obama has at times been frustrated by tough and frequent questions from the media during his time in office. A reporter asked Earnest at the White House daily press briefing whether Obama watched Donald Trump’s press conference on Wednesday and what he thought of the president-elect’s strong reaction to some of the questions. Earnest said that he did not know whether Obama had seen the press conference before pivoting to his own experience in the White House press office during the Obama administration. Earnest said there have been several situations...
  • Obama awards Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom in surprise send-off

    01/12/2017 1:27:52 PM PST · by Daffynition · 57 replies
    Fox11 ^ | jan 12, 2017 | nobody cares
    Update: President Obama has awarded Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • CHILLING: Photo Of Obama Was Removed By Twitter – When You See It, You’ll Know Why…

    01/12/2017 1:53:15 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 60 replies
    truth monitor ^ | David Miller
    Disturbing reports are coming in that Twitter has taken down a photo that showed President Barack Hussein Obama holding something truly despicable. The image reportedly showed Obama holding the book "The Post-American World," which was written by radical Muslim author Fareed Zakaria. "In the book, Zakaria argues that, thanks to the actions of the United States in spreading liberal democracy across the world, other countries are now competing with the US in terms of economic, industrial, and cultural power," the Wikipedia description read. "While the US continues to dominate in terms of political-military power, other countries such as China and...
  • Obama administration scraps 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cubans

    01/12/2017 1:29:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/12/17
    The Obama administration is ending the "wet foot, dry foot" policy that granted residency to Cubans who arrived in the United States without visas. That's according to a senior administration official, who said the policy change was effective immediately.
  • US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia's doorstep

    01/12/2017 8:25:00 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 109 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 12, 2017 | Vanessa Gera
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent against Russia. (Snip) U.S. and other Western nations have carried out exercises on NATO's eastern flank in past years, but the new deployment — which includes some 3,500 U.S. troops — marks the first-ever continuous deployment to the region by a NATO ally. (Snip) There are fears, however, that the enhanced security could eventually be undermined by the pro-Kremlin views of President-elect Donald Trump. Poland...
  • BY THE NUMBERS: 0bama's Legacy of Failure

    01/12/2017 6:26:11 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies
    the Sean Hannity show ^ | 1-4-2017 | Hannity Staff
    As President Obama makes preparations to exit The White House, he leaves in his wake a legacy of debt, a broken healthcare system, and a regulatory burden that has crippled American business. Despite the obvious mess he's made as president, he continues to defend his actions. However, the numbers don't lie. Here's Obama's legacy of failure, by the numbers (h/t RNC): $19.9 Trillion: The Staggering Mountain Of Debt Obama Will Leave Behind On January 20, 2017. (“Daily History Of The Debt,” U.S. Department Of Treasury, Accessed 12/23/16) $9.2 Trillion: The Increase In The National Debt Since Obama Took Office. (“Daily...
  • Obama's farewell address longer than Reagan's, Clinton's and George W. Bush's combined

    01/11/2017 3:20:29 PM PST · by yoe · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2017 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Video. Clinton spoke for 7 minutes, 25 seconds; Reagan spoke for 20 minutes, 42 seconds; and George W. Bush spoke for 13 minutes, 7 seconds. Obama spoke for 51 minutes, 10 seconds, nearly 10 minutes longer than the other three put together. Obama also broke from the tradition of delivering his final speech from the White House. Clinton and Reagan both spoke from the Oval Office, and George W. Bush spoke in front of a small audience in the White House East Room; the Obama administration distributed public tickets for his speech at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago....
  • Obama Slashes Mortgage Insurance Premiums For Subprime Borrowers With Just 10 Days Left In Office

    01/11/2017 3:17:33 PM PST · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10 January 2017 | Tyler Durden
    What do you do when a quick rise in mortgage rates suddenly threatens to tame home buying demand from subprime borrowers who, despite the lessons from the past, are still purchasing homes, en masse, with only 3.5% down payments and just enough monthly cash flow to cover mortgage payments? Well, if you're the Obama administration then you simply socialize the problem and force those higher mortgage costs on taxpayers. Anything less would just be a hateful attempt to deny minority and low-income citizens their "right" to home ownership. And while the Obama administration isn't directly passing out tax dollars to...
  • Obama’s Delusional Farewell

    01/11/2017 1:13:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 11, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have an entire half of the political system in meltdown over the fact that Donald Trump won this election and that their candidate lost it. We have Obama and his farewell address last night, which went longer than George Washington’s, Ronald Reagan’s, and Harry Truman’s combined. He mentioned himself 75 times, and it was pathetic. And do you know who was in the front row of that speech last night standing up with applause every now and then? Remember the name Robert Creamer? You’ve forgotten already? Robert Creamer is the husband of Jan Schakowsky. Robert Creamer was exposed...
  • Obama's Speech Tonight Is An Embarrassment to America

    01/10/2017 6:52:56 PM PST · by Stayfree · 112 replies
    Self | January 10, 2917 | Stayfree
    This speech by our White House sociopath is so disjointed, obtuse, full of self-love that it is almost embarrassing to watch someone dig such a deep hole of self-depravity that I had to take a break and puke. Once the patriotic members of our press have read the transcript of his pitiful rambling, he will be shoved down the toilet he deserves.
  • Mattis Wanted To Strike Iran In Retaliation For Killing US Troops, Obama Denied Him

    01/11/2017 1:59:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/11/17 | Russ Read
    Iranian-supplied rockets killed as many as 15 U.S. troops per month in Iraq in the summer of 2011, and Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis had a plan to retaliate. The Obama administration denied his request. Six U.S. soldiers were killed in a single such attack in early June of 2011, with another three killed just weeks later. Mattis, then the commander of U.S. Central Command, had had enough and decided the U.S. must strike back before the Iranian rockets caused further bloodshed. In conjunction with then Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey, Mattis proposed a strike inside Iranian territory, according to...
  • Walmart Swings Its Axe Again and Will Now Slash 1,000 Corporate Jobs

    01/11/2017 11:39:27 AM PST · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    The Street ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Lindsay Rittenhouse
    Walmart (WMT) , the country's largest private employer, plans to eliminate roughly 1,000 corporate jobs as it looks to boost its e-commerce business and trim costs. The jobs, mainly in the human resources department, will be cut before Jan. 31, as a result of increased e-commerce spending and rising employee wages, an anonymous executive told the Wall Street Journal. When contacted by TheStreet, Walmart declined in an email to comment on the job cuts but said the company has "not made any announcements" on its current corporate structure, adding "... we are always looking for ways to operate more efficiently...
  • The hidden message in Obama's 'farewell' speech

    01/11/2017 11:27:51 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | January 10, 2017 | Bill Whalen
    Five days into the 1993 calendar – 15 days before his White House stay concluded – George H.W. Bush traveled to West Point for one last presidential address. The event was short on bells and whistles. Gray-uniformed Army cadets provided the backdrop. The event opened with the National Emblem March and wrapped up with the West Point March. Bush’s reward for making the trek up the Hudson River: a cadet parka – a curious bit of clothing for a Navy man. Bush 41 was all business that solemn day. He chose the venue to impart wisdom on what role the...
  • Even more evidence Obama birth certificate 'fake'

    01/09/2017 2:36:31 PM PST · by Nero Germanicus · 289 replies
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | 1/8/17 | Bob Unruh
    An investigator who was commissioned by now-retired Sheriff Joe Arpaio to find out whether the document President Obama presented as his birth certificate is real says there’s now a 10th feature of the document that shows it’s fraudulent. Investigator Mike Zullo, who joined with Arpaio in a Dec. 15 news conference disclosing nine other elements that experts concluded were copied to create Obama’s document, released a video to WND explaining the additional evidence. It explains that two stamps on the Obama document not only were identical in angle to the stamps on another birth certificate – that of Johanna Ah’nee...
  • HAPPENING NOW [LIVE THREAD] - Obama Last State-Of-The-Union [Farewell] Address

    01/10/2017 6:02:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 555 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 1-10-2017 | TCRLAF
    Live in Chicago
  • Tea Party to Obama: You’re Not OUR Daddy!’

    01/10/2017 9:38:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Judi McLeod
    Humility and honesty have never been part of Obama’s long suit As he struts out of the same door whose glass he mistakenly ran into in 2009, Pretend President Barack Hussein Obama is trying to take credit for being “The Father of the Tea Party”. “Stop, thief, Stop!” and hear the gales of laughter your 11th-hour claim has unleashed across the fruited plains.
  • Obamas Will Take Last Flight on Air Force One After Trump Inauguration

    01/10/2017 8:11:36 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 144 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    The soon-to-be former President Obama will take his last flight on Air Force One after the soon-to-be President Donald Trump takes office, the White House confirmed. Citing tradition, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama would be leaving Washington D.C. on Air Force one after Donald Trump’s inauguration. The pair will leave the White House for the last time aboard Marine One before Air Force One takes them someplace warm, according to their plans. Obama has referred to his post-inauguration plans for years. “I know what I’ll do right after the next...
  • Obama's farewell speech shouldn't take too long

    01/10/2017 5:47:22 AM PST · by luke1825 · 45 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 1/8 | peter lucas
    Maybe it is fitting that outgoing President Barack Obama chose to give his farewell speech today in Chicago -- America's Aleppo. Despite all the killing and chaos taking place there, at least the Russians aren''t bombing the place -- at least not yet -- but are only hacking around. But like fellow Aleppo citizens in Syria, who are killing one another in a long and bloody civil war, so too are Chicago gangbangers murdering fellow Americans in a series of Chicago civil wars.
  • Top White House Official Under Fire Over Denial of Security Clearance

    01/10/2017 6:41:40 AM PST · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 10, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Lawmakers and congressional insiders continue to raise questions about a senior Obama administration official and proponent of its Iran diplomacy following revelations he was denied interim security clearance before being given a senior role in the White House, according to conversations with multiple sources. The Washington Free Beacon first disclosed last week that Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser who handled the administration’s efforts to mislead the public about the terms of the Iran nuclear agreement, is being probed by Congress following disclosures the FBI may have denied him top-level security clearances. Lawmakers told the Free Beacon...
  • Obama Farewell Speech Tickets Gobbled Up Fast

    01/10/2017 1:39:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of people lined up outside McCormick Place in the bitter cold Saturday morning to get free tickets to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech next week. The Obama administration finished distributing the tickets in less than three hours after the first ones were given out. Lines snaked through two buildings, and outside onto the plaza, with many people arriving before dawn. Some huddled under blankets over their heavy winter clothing, to keep warm amid single-digit temperatures. People waiting for tickets said they wanted to be part of history. “It’s well worth it. I got my golden ticket,...
  • Obama Leaves Office - Count Down Timer

    01/09/2017 7:53:41 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 15 replies
    tickcounter ^ | continuous | embedded counter
  • Valerie Jarrett exit interview: Republicans refused to do ‘What’s Good for the Country’

    01/09/2017 6:20:08 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You might think that the Obama administration would be gracious on its way out the door. Fuggedaboutit. Valerie Jarrett—asked by Greta Van Susteren during her inaugural MSNBC show this evening—what was her biggest surprise during her eight years in the White House, gave a nasty, partisan response. Said the senior adviser to President Obama: “what surprised me was the willingness of the Republicans in congress to put their short-term political interests ahead of what’s good for the country . . . I thought they would come to the table and really try to work with us to focus on what...
  • Did Russian ‘Hacking’ Give Obama Two Election Victories?

    01/09/2017 4:11:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    If you are convinced that Russians “hacked” the 2016 presidential election to put Donald Trump in the Oval Office, then you need to consider the possibility that they also equally influenced the last two election cycles. Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee this week raising concerns about foreign cybersecurity threats. In other words, the threat of foreign governments spying on America. What a surprise! Governments spy on each other and try to meddle in each other’s affairs. Color me shocked! The difference now is in the methods. A popular TV show,...
  • Obama leaves with the world in flames

    01/09/2017 12:09:36 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 8, 2017 | George F. Will
    When Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S Street, where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson’s embittering foreign-policy failure was the Senate’s rejection of the US participation in the embodiment of Wilsonian aspirations, the League of Nations. Obama leaves office serene because “almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago.” Two seemingly unimpressed nations are Russia, which is dismembering a European nation (Ukraine), and China, which is shredding...
  • LGBT activists view Obama as staunch champion of their cause

    01/07/2017 10:02:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2017 1:17 PM EST | David Crary
    It was a new look for the White House, bathed in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage nationwide. President Barack Obama, who was inside, felt the glow on that June night in 2015. “To see people gathered in the evening outside on a beautiful summer night, and to feel whole and to feel accepted, and to feel that they had a right to love — that was pretty cool,” he said a few days later. “Pretty cool.” That might be a fair description of how Obama himself is viewed by legions of lesbian, gay, bisexual...
  • Thousands brave cold for tickets to Obama farewell speech

    01/07/2017 6:52:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2017 9:47 AM EST
    Thousands of people have lined up in frigid temperatures hoping for tickets to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech in his hometown of Chicago. Tickets are being handed out Saturday morning at McCormick Place, a convention center along Lake Michigan. […] Obama has described the event as “a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey.” …
  • Who Has More Privilege Than Barack Obama?

    01/06/2017 7:43:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2017 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    Thankfully, America is not a land of nobility, but not all noble ideas are un-American. The sense of aristocratic obligation, recognized in the French noblesse oblige or German Adel verpflichtet, is a decent, honorable idea for those in this country born into privilege and a good indication of character. We'll find out about this with Donald Trump. With respect to Barack Obama, we already know what he makes of his privileged status, and it is a sad commentary both on the man and on the left-wing-dominated public space that encouraged and facilitated his rise. Obama was not born into substantial...
  • No U.S. carriers were at sea for past week

    01/06/2017 12:18:06 AM PST · by vannrox · 50 replies
    Propaganda Guard ^ | Jan 6th, 2017 | Staff
    (Washington Examiner) At any given time the United States has an aircraft carrier deployed somewhere around the world, usually in a hot spot such as the Persian Gulf or the Western Pacific. But for the first week of this year, for the first time since World War II, no U.S. aircraft carriers were deployed, anywhere, a Navy spokesman confirmed. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower had been in the Persian Gulf, contributing airpower to the counter-Islamic State campaign in Iraq and Syria. But it returned to its homeport of Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 30, after a seven-month deployment. And none of...
  • White House: Too Early to Tell if Chicago Beating was a Hate Crime

    01/05/2017 1:19:36 PM PST · by RummyChick · 89 replies
    ntk ^ | 1/5/17 | ntk
    On Wednesday, a group of African-American teenagers tortured a white man with special needs and streamed the horrific acts on Facebook. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked if President Obama had any comment about the video. “I haven’t spoken to the President about it, but I am confidant he would be angered by the images that are depicted on that video,” Earnest told the reporter. The reporter asked Earnest if this rose to the level of a hate crime. “I think it’s too early to tell. I certainly don’t want to predict where the investigation will lead,” Earnest...
  • Four Guantanamo detainees transferring to Saudi Arabia, as part of final wave

    01/04/2017 5:20:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Four Gitmo detainees are slated to be transferred to Saudi Arabia in the next 24 hours, the first of the final wave of up to 20 transfers expected before Inauguration Day, two U.S. officials tell Fox News. The identities of the four detainees are not immediately known. The transfers are proceeding despite renewed opposition from President-elect Donald Trump, who tweeted on Tuesday: “There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.”