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  • Time to move on, Ms. Bondi [Miami Herald says AG shouldn't defend state constitution]

    07/23/2014 2:48:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/22/14 | "Journalists"
    As attorney general of Florida, it’s a vital part of Pam Bondi’s job to enforce state laws and defend them in court. She can’t pick and choose only those she likes. But she also has a duty to pay attention to changes in the law, and in the public attitudes that support those laws... ....it should be increasingly clear that Ms. Bondi and officials in Tallahassee are swimming against the legal tide on the issue of gay marriage. Laws similar to Florida’s have been swept away in a wave of decisions around the country, with the rulings upheld by federal...
  • Hispanic Children Murdered on our Border—Media Silent

    07/19/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    No ethnic group in the U.S. matches Cuban-Americans in their rejection of the Democratic Party. This might explain why most of you, amigos, have probably never heard of this atrocity against “Hispanics” attempting to enter the U.S. The Democratic Party’s public relations department (i.e. mainstream media) saw no upside to publicizing this “border crisis.” But this week marks the 20th anniversary of the Communist massacre. You know it’s bad (or good, depending on your viewpoint) when a mainstream media luminary himself admits to mainstream media “negligence.” To wit: “In the summer of 1994, something terrible happened out there,” ABC’s Ted...
  • Putin’s Defiance After Malaysia Airlines Crash Points to Further Isolationism

    07/19/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Time ^ | 7/18/14 | Simon Shuster (in Kiev)
    At some point on Thursday evening, just after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 blew apart over some wheat field in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin had a chance to take stock of his options. There were essentially two....
  • Job Numbers Released; Florida Trending Upward [Media REFUSES to credit Rick Scott]

    07/19/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    wusfnews.com ^ | 7/18/14 | Nathan Powell
    Florida is leading the nation in job growth, adding more than 37,000 jobs this month. The Tampa Bay area has added over 25,000 jobs in the last 12 months, third among metro areas in Florida, according to state officials..
  • Inside John Kerry’s Diplomatic Save in Afghanistan [Media Still Worships Team Obama]

    07/18/2014 6:08:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Time ^ | 7/18/14 | Michael Crowley
    As the sun went down over Kabul on Saturday July 13, Afghanistan’s future hung in the balance. Accusations of fraud in the country’s recent presidential election had paralyzed the country’s politics and threatened to trigger a civil war that could destroy the progress America’s costly military and diplomatic efforts had delivered since 2001....
  • The Border and Obama

    07/17/2014 7:34:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    TIME ^ | July 17, 2014 | By Joe Klein
    It's time to stop running away from the nation's troubles. Barack Obama should see the Catholic Charities mission in McAllen. He should also have a town meeting with the Tea Party nativists who are so angry and threatened by the rush of refugees–43,933 unaccompanied children alone since October–who began to appear from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. His job, after all, is to rise above the rancor and, well, lead. You don’t do this by making a speech to a favored audience. You do it by taking action, setting a personal example. Obama is currently wandering about the country, trying...
  • The NEW Leftist Bias In High School Teaching – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (Video)

    07/14/2014 8:56:04 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    dickmorris.com ^ | 7/14/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how there is a new Leftist bias for teaching Advanced Placement History in our high schools. Tune in!
  • Whoa: Look who’s being paid by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to cover Common Core

    07/13/2014 10:22:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    twitchy ^ | july 13, 2014
    Wow. Here’s a link to the Gates-subsidized NBCNews.com article. There is no indication that it’s an advertisement or advertorial. It appears to be a bona fide news story written by a bona fide reporter (Nona Willis Aronowitz). Here it is featured along with NBC News’ other articles on its education page:
  • Americans of All Parties Agree: Sarah Palin Should Go Away

    07/09/2014 2:52:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Eric Levenson
    Dislike of Sarah Palin’s constant media presence is a remarkably non-partisan affair, as more than half of registered voters wish she’d be quiet according to a new poll. 54 percent of people surveyed said they wished to hear less from Palin, the poll from The Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg found. That position was favored by two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and, most notably – four in 10 Republicans. That’s a sizable group of people from the party that, just a few years ago, supported her nomination for vice president. In this time of increasing political polarization, Americans can...
  • This July 4, governing in the spirit of revenge

    07/04/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    As we celebrate the Fourth of July, who can argue that our democracy is working the way the Founders intended? And who can deny that most of the blame for dysfunction must fall to the Republican Party? George Washington distrusted all political parties. He warned in his farewell address that, as they alternated power, parties would act in “the spirit of revenge” — rather than, presumably, in the best interests of the nation. The “disorders and miseries” that resulted, Washington feared, would inevitably threaten democracy. Whatever the motivation, Republicans have paralyzed our government in a way that would have shocked...
  • June Jobs Report Shows US Recovery Is Accelerating

    07/03/2014 1:30:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 3, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer
    A surprisingly robust job market is energizing the 5-year-old U.S. recovery and driving the economy closer to full health. "This has now become a textbook jobs expansion," said Patrick O'Keefe, director of economic research at the consultancy CohnReznick. "It is both broad and accelerating." Several other signs point to the economy's brightening health. Auto sales rose at the fastest pace in eight years in June. Factory orders picked up last month. And home sales strengthened this spring after having sputtered in the middle of last year when higher mortgage rates and rising prices hurt affordability.
  • Bias Against Israel

    06/30/2014 7:45:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/30/14 | NOAH POLLAK
    Tel Aviv Here is what bias against Israel looks like. Three Israeli teenagers are abducted by the terrorist group Hamas, and after a desperate weeks-long search for the boys, they are finally found—dead in shallow graves near the site of the abduction. While all this is happening, Hamas instigates a new round of missile attacks from Gaza, firing 56 rockets at southern Israeli communities. The Obama administration's response? Express sympathy but call on Israel to refrain from responding. Moments after the news broke today that the bodies of the teenagers had been found, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the...
  • Judge rules in favor of NBC in George Zimmerman's defamation lawsuit [Same judge as trial]

    06/30/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    NBC ORLANDO ^ | 6/30/14
    Judge Debra Nelson has ruled in favor of NBC in a defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman filed the lawsuit in December 2012, saying NBC aired an edited version of the call he made to 911 right before his confrontation with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin...
  • Report: 'Apes' Sequel Pushes Gun Control

    06/29/2014 7:38:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 29, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Audiences will get more than a dystopian future when they line up to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes next month. The second film in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise reportedly packs a pro-gun control message, according to a new review of the film in Variety. The story also touches on environmental fear mongering, albeit in a reduced fashion compared to the first installment. The “Apes” franchise has always been a politically loaded one, and this latest entry states its left-wing credo in ways both allegorically implicit and bluntly direct. (You’d have to be pretty obtuse...
  • The Palace Guard MSM Drops the Mask

    06/27/2014 1:18:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ed Driscoll
    Since its birth in the 1920s with the first national radio networks, the modern MSM has always had a cozy relationship with power, and until the creation of Fox News, one channel on your TV dial or satellite guide, that power has almost exclusively meant their fellow Democrats. The media have long voted overwhelmingly Democrat in presidential elections; as Walter Cronkite once said at a Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner in the mid-1990s, in-between feting the Clintons on his yacht in Martha’s Vineyard, “Everybody knows that there’s a liberal, that there’s a heavy liberal persuasion among correspondents.” But in the...
  • U.S. economy collapses in first quarter, but growing again

    06/25/2014 10:55:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 25, 2014 | by Lucia Mutikani
    (Reuters) - The U.S. economy contracted at a much steeper pace in the first quarter than previously estimated, turning in one of its worst-ever non-recession performances, but growth already appears to have rebounded strongly. The economy was held back by an unusually cold winter, the expiration of long-term unemployment benefits and cuts to food stamps, which curbed consumer spending. It was also weighed down by a slowdown in the pace of restocking by businesses. All these temporary factors have since faded, lifting growth early in the second quarter.
  • 3 reasons not to freak out about -2.9% GDP

    06/25/2014 6:10:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 25, 2014 | By Annalyn Kurtz
    The U.S. economy shrank in the first quarter of the year, and new revisions by the Bureau of Economic Analysis show the decline was even deeper than reported. Gross domestic product contracted at a 2.9% annual. That's the weakest quarter for the U.S. economy since the first quarter of 2009, amid the Great Recession. But economists aren't too worried, for three key reasons. 1) They blame the weather. 2) It's not a final number. 3) Last, but certainly not least, other data show the economy is improving.
  • MEDIA BIAS AND THE OBAMA SCANDALS

    06/24/2014 7:28:13 PM PDT · by lasereye · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | JUNE 24, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    We live in a strange time. Historically, reporters and editors have believed that their job is to disseminate news. That is no longer true. Now, most reporters and editors believe that their principal function is to prevent people from learning things they are better off not knowing. Day after day, they run interference for their party, the Democrats. Blockading inconvenient stories from making the news is job number one. Consider Fast and Furious. The Obama administration deliberately encouraged guns to be sold illegally and transferred to Mexican drug lords, for reasons that have never been explained. Hundreds of Mexicans and...
  • Michelle Obama on Working Part-Time: 'I Was Getting Gypped'

    06/24/2014 6:15:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 6/24/14
    At Monday's White House Summit on Working Families, first lady Michelle Obama admitted to a few of her own struggles as a working mother while making the case for flexible workplace policies for families. "The first thing I tried to do, which was a mistake, was that I tried the part-time thing…I realized I was getting gypped on that front," she told ABC's Robin Roberts at the event, which aimed to bring attention to strengthening the nation's workforce by addressing various workplace difficulties. "What happened was I got a part-time salary but worked full time."
  • WaPo: CNN coached audience to cheer for Hillary during town hall event

    06/21/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 21 Jun 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When CNN rolled out the red carpet for Hillary Clinton’s town-hall interview with Christiane Amanpour, they did more than just build a set and invite an audience to participate. According to the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, who attended the event, CNN warmed up the crowd for Hillary and even coached them on how to cheer and make noise to demonstrate enthusiasm for the former Secretary of State. Note the whoops at the beginning of the broadcast, and near the end of this clip when Amanpour asks about her decision on running for President — cheers that were part of the...
  • Obama: Iraq must fix political structure [Lapdog Interview...No challenges]

    06/21/2014 6:51:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/20/14 | Michael Martinez
    resident Barack Obama exhorted Iraqi leaders to come up with a political solution to governing their nation because "if they don't, there won't be a military solution to the problem," he told CNN in an interview Friday. Obama wants to see Iraq create a command structure that includes Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds, which are the country's chief groups, he told CNN's Kate Bolduan. "We gave Iraq the chance to have an inclusive democracy," Obama said on the eve of U.S. military advisers arriving in Iraq to help the government besieged by militant extremists.
  • To Straight and Back [Politico pimps so-called ex-ex-homosexual]

    06/21/2014 5:05:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/19/14 | John Paulk
    ...for more than ten years I was one of the nation’s leading spokesmen for the “ex-gay” movement.... But I was in denial....
  • Can we finally agree that Obamacare is working? [Delusion in Media]

    06/21/2014 2:38:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    LA Times "Economy Hub" ^ | 6/20/14 | Michael Hiltzik
    At the end of a war, some people will remain holed up in the trees, thinking they can still turn the tide of a lost cause. Increasingly, that's the best description of the anti-Obamacare dead-enders, including Congressional Republicans, who continue to depict the Affordable Care Act as a failure despite facts like these:. --Nearly 60% of enrollees in ACA-compliant exchange health plans this year were previously uninsured--most of them for two years or more.
  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' banished from New York Times best seller list

    06/20/2014 5:10:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/20/14 | Paul Bedard
    The New York Times bestseller list hasn't waited a millisecond to put Hillary Clinton's book atop its influential chart after just a week of sales, but has totally ignored another top-10 hardcover from noted conservative and critic of President Obama, Dinesh D'Souza. His new book, on sale for three weeks, isn’t just absent from the top 10 lists already set for the next two Sundays, but totally missing from the list of the nation’s top 25 nonfiction hardcovers despite having sales higher than 13 on the latest Times chart.
  • Obama got it right on Iraq

    06/18/2014 3:19:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    President Obama’s instincts about Iraq and Syria have been sound from the beginning: Greater U.S. engagement probably cannot make things better but certainly can make them worse, both for the people of the region and for our national interests. Obama’s only mistake was to buy, for a time, the notion that Bush’s troop surge had miraculously healed ancient divisions and made the dream of a pluralist democracy still possible. There are aspects of Obama’s foreign policy that I question. His heavy reliance on drone strikes may create as many terrorists as it eliminates. He should have realized that the National...
  • The single most depressing number for President Obama in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll

    06/18/2014 2:51:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2014 | BY CHRIS CILLIZZA
    The new national poll from NBC and the Wall Street Journal is stuffed with bad news for President Obama. His job approval rating — 41 percent — is as low as it has ever been. And yet, all of those bad numbers pale in comparison to how people responded to this question: "Thinking about the rest of Barack Obama's term as president, do you think he can lead the country and get the job done or do you no longer feel that he is able to lead the country and get the job done?" Fifty-four percent — let me repeat,...
  • Yes He Could

    06/18/2014 2:05:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 15, 2014 | by Paul Krugman
    Several times in recent weeks I’ve found myself in conversations with liberals who shake their heads sadly and express their disappointment with President Obama. Why? I suspect that they’re being influenced, often without realizing it, by the prevailing media narrative. The truth is that these days much of the commentary you see on the Obama administration — and a lot of the reporting too — emphasizes the negative: the contrast between the extravagant hopes of 2008 and the prosaic realities of political trench warfare, the troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the mess in Iraq, and so on. The...
  • Miami Cuban-Americans support end to embargo according to poll

    06/18/2014 2:19:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 6/17/14
    ....half of Cuban-Americans surveyed in Miami support an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba. Even more support resuming diplomatic relations with the communist island's government. That's according to a Florida International University poll released Tuesday.
  • It Looks Like Chelsea Clinton Made $26,724 For Each Minute She Appeared On NBC

    06/14/2014 2:57:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/13/14 | Hunter Walker
    On Friday morning, Politico published on the previously unknown and "closely held" details of former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton's contract with NBC News. According to the story, Clinton was given an annual salary of $600,000 when she joined NBC News as a "special correspondent" in November 2011. Based on these figures, Clinton has earned about $26,724 for each minute she subsequently appeared on air.
  • Obama’s Twitter account...spent an entire day getting the year man walked on the moon wrong

    06/11/2014 4:40:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    In a tweet Tuesday, President Obama’s official account attempted to draw attention to the plight of women workers, saying that it wasn’t 1963 anymore — when, as implied by an image and text, man first walked on the moon.
  • 3 WOMEN KILLED, 7 INJURED IN CHICAGO SHOOTINGS ON MONDAY [Obama Silent]

    06/11/2014 3:18:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    ABC CHICAGO ^ | 6/10/14
    Three women were shot to death and at least seven other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Monday.
  • Sterling pulls support of Clippers sale [$1 Billion Lawsuit Back On]

    06/10/2014 5:37:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/10/14 | Holly Yan
    The deal is off. The suit is on. Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is withdrawing his support for the sale of his team and is asking his lawyer to go ahead with a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA. "From the onset, I did not want to sell the Los Angeles Clippers. I have worked for 33 years to build the Team," Sterling said in a statement, forwarded to CNN by his lawyer Max Blecher.
  • Report: Suspects Covered Officers’ Bodies With ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Flags

    06/10/2014 5:21:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    Two police officers were “simply having lunch” at a strip mall pizza buffet in Las Vegas when a man and a woman fatally shot them in point-blank ambush.... Authorities say the suspects, Jerad and Amanda Miller, draped “Don’t Tread On Me” flags on the bodies of the officers. The Gadsden flag has been an adopted symbol for the Tea Party.
  • How much does right-wing rhetoric contribute to right-wing terrorism?

    06/09/2014 4:21:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2014 | BY PAUL WALDMAN
    Yesterday, a man and a woman shot two police officers in a Las Vegas restaurant after saying, “this is a revolution.” Then they draped their bodies in a Gadsden flag. According to reports now coming in, the couple (who later killed themselves) appear to have been white supremacists and told neighbors they had gone to join the protests in support of anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy. It was one more incident of right-wing terrorism that, while not exactly an epidemic, has become enough of a trend to raise some troubling questions. What I’m about to say will raise some hackles, but...
  • ABC Revives Soros-Funded Attacks on Johns Hopkins and Coal Companies

    06/09/2014 9:29:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    newsbusters ^ | june 6, 2014 | sean long
    Building on a long week of anti-coal attacks by the media and the Environmental Protection Agency, ABC’s June 5 “World News” revived another attack on the coal industry. ABC hyped a 2013 investigation that it conducted in partnership with the Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity (CPI). It alleged that the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions had essentially been bought off by coal companies to ignore cases of black lung disease in miners. ABC’s David Muir declared a “victory a long time in the making,” Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Paul Wheeler for allegedly “working for the coal company.” (video after break) On October 30, 2013, ABCNews.com...
  • Can Bowe Bergdahl Be Tied to 6 Lost Lives? Facts Are Murky [NYT Attacking Veterans Families]

    06/06/2014 3:53:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 6/3/14 | CHARLIE SAVAGE and ANDREW W. LEHREN
    .....Since last weekend’s prisoner exchange in which Afghan insurgents turned over Sergeant Bergdahl after five years of captivity, a number of the men who served with him have called him a deserter. Some have gone further, blaming him for the deaths of six to eight soldiers. That second claim is hardening into a news media narrative. CNN has reported in scrolling headlines that six soldiers died looking for Sergeant Bergdahl after senior American military officials say he wandered off his base.
  • Jobless claims data points to strong labor market

    06/05/2014 12:35:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Rooters ^ | June 5, 2014 | BY LUCIA MUTIKANI
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a firming labor market. While jobless claims have been choppy in recent weeks because of problems seasonally adjusting the data around moving holidays such as Easter and Passover, they have continued to suggest the jobs market was strengthening.
  • Economy on solid ground despite cooler hiring

    06/04/2014 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Rooters ^ | June 4, 2014 | BY LUCIA MUTIKANI
    U.S. companies hired far fewer workers than expected in May, but an acceleration in services sector growth supported views the economy was regaining strength after sagging early this year. While other data on Wednesday suggested a widening trade gap could weigh on growth in the second quarter, a jump in imports pointed to a welcome pick-up in domestic demand.
  • The Other VA Scandal: Why most of the press has checked out of the story

    06/04/2014 6:43:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 4, 2014 | By Howard Kurtz
    The Wall Street Journal had a noteworthy piece on the VA scandal yesterday, one that helps turn the story into a life-and-death issue. Until now, the spotlight has been on veterans who grew sicker or died because of long waiting times that were, in some instances, covered up by government officials. But what about the care they receive in overtaxed hospitals? The Journal reported: “The Phoenix facility at the heart of the crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs is among a number of VA hospitals that show significantly higher rates of mortality and dangerous infections than the agency's top-tier...
  • Exclusive: Sharyl Attkisson on Journalism’s Very Dangerous Trend

    06/04/2014 5:10:58 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 03, 2014 | Rob Bluey
    Sharyl Attkisson, an award-winning investigative reporter who resigned from CBS News earlier this year, says the news media are heading down a dangerous path with attempts to “censor or block stories” that don’t align with their preferred agenda.
  • Jonah Hill apologizes for homophobic slur [No Sterling treatment for movie star]

    06/04/2014 4:41:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/4/14 | Steve Almasy
    ctor Jonah Hill told radio host Howard Stern on Tuesday that he lost his cool with a paparazzo and is heartbroken that he used a "disgusting" homophobic slur..... Celebrity gossip site TMZ early Tuesday morning released a video of the incident in which Hill tells a man following him to "Suck my d---, you f-----." The actor, who was nominated for Academy Awards for his roles in the 2011 film "Moneyball" and last year's "The Wolf of Wall Street," told Stern he never meant to insult gay people
  • Americans are starting to doubt President Obama is a good boss

    06/03/2014 12:19:54 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/3/14 | Chris Cillizza
    For all of the talk about "hope" and "change" — and both were powerful slogans for Obama in 2008 — the core of Obama's appeal to many independents and even some Republicans was the idea that he would restore competence back to the White House after President George W. Bush's eight years, years defined by mistaken intelligence about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and a mishandling of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Obama openly embraced the idea that he was the anti-Bush on nothing much more than his commitment to putting the best people in...
  • Local news now calling Bergdahl exchange a "government deal"...no Obama mention

    06/03/2014 4:53:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    6/3/14
    Just noticed a little blurb on one of the local Miami tv stations....since there is such an uproar over the release of terrorists, the media is saying some disagree with "the government's decision" regarding Bergdahl.
  • Voters Want the GOP to Move On from Obamacare [Media Agitprop]

    06/01/2014 4:23:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    yahoo/fiscal times ^ | 6/1/14 | Brianna Ehley
    If attacking Obamacare is its number one campaign strategy, the GOP might want to regroup before November. Related Stories Enough already! Voters want Obamacare gag order CNBC Republicans Target Burwell in Obamacare War The Fiscal Times Poll: Health care law still fails to impress Associated Press 10 reasons people didn’t sign up for Obamacare The Fiscal Times After enduring four years of intense political warfare over the president’s health care law, the majority of voters say they want candidates to stop talking about it and move on, a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found. Although the law remains...
  • Which network is going to hire Carney as anchor

    05/30/2014 2:57:18 PM PDT · by airedale · 56 replies
    vanity
    Which MSM network will pickup Carny as an anchor, billing him as a "journalist"? My guess is CNN since ABC already has George Steponolofus and BBC/MSNBC is IMHO already an adjunct part of this administration and the DNC.
  • Obama’s leadership is right for today

    05/30/2014 11:44:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 29, 2014 | By Fareed Zakaria
    ... What is needed from Washington is not a heroic exertion of American military power but rather a sustained effort to engage with allies, isolate enemies, support free markets and democratic values and push these positive trends forward. The Obama administration is, in fact, deeply internationalist — building on alliances in Europe and Asia, working with institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations, isolating adversaries and strengthening the global order that has proved so beneficial to the United States and the world since 1945. ... A Democratic Advisory Council committee headed by Acheson called Eisenhower’s foreign...
  • GOP candidates show signs of retreat on full Obamacare repeal as midterms approach

    05/30/2014 8:53:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/30/14 | JULIET EILPERIN AND AND ROBERT COSTA
    Republican candidates have begun to retreat in recent weeks from their all-out assault on the Affordable Care Act in favor of a more piecemeal approach, suggesting they would preserve some aspects of the law while jettisoning others.
  • President on 'Live with Kelly and Michael'

    05/30/2014 6:43:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/27/14 | Stephanie Highfill
    Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are headed to Washington.... headed to D.C. to talk to Obama in the Blue Room.....
  • Disproving predictions of nightly newscasts' demise [Hillary Worship]

    05/28/2014 2:06:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/27/14 | Brian Stelter
    The next time I'm asked about the relevance of the network nightly news, my answer will involve Edward Snowden and Hillary Clinton.... In a couple of weeks, ABC will have Clinton's first interview about her book "Hard Choices." The interviewer is Diane Sawyer, the anchor of "World News."
  • Is It Time to Give Term Limits to Supreme Court Justices?

    05/27/2014 10:17:11 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 21, 2014 | Norm Ornstein
    This has been quite a time for anniversaries: the 50th of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 50th of the Great Society, the 60th of Brown v. Board of Education. Each has produced a flurry of celebrations and analyses, including the latest, on Brown. Here's one more. Ten years ago, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Brown, I attended one of the most interesting and moving panels ever. Yale Law School brought together six luminaries who had been clerks to Supreme Court justices during the deliberations over the Brown decision. They talked about the internal discussions and struggles...