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  • What Was Just Disclosed About This Appalling Obama Habit Proves He’s A Danger To America

    09/30/2014 9:09:33 AM PDT · by walford · 53 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 30, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    The tire tracks from the bus Barack Obama drove over the U.S. intelligence community continue leading to trouble for a president seen as trying to save his own political skin. When Obama told “60 Minutes” on Sunday that the rapid rise and spread of ISIS could be blamed on intelligence failure, that set off a firestorm of angry reaction. Intelligence officials adamantly defend their expertise and actions, arguing that the blame is not theirs, but the president’s for failure to act on their repeated warnings. The Washington Times reports that the White House has been given detailed briefings on the...
  • Leland Yee co-defendant trying to shift blame, prosecutors say (shoulder fired missiles)

    09/13/2014 1:40:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 9/11/14 | Bob Egelko
    **SNIP** Yee, D-San Francisco, and Jackson, his former consultant and a former San Francisco school board president, are among 29 defendants charged with racketeering and other crimes after an undercover FBI investigation. Prosecutors have accused Yee, now suspended from his Senate seat, of soliciting tens of thousands of dollars from agents posing as campaign contributors in exchange for political favors. In a filing Aug. 14, Jackson's lawyer asserted that an FBI agent had been removed from the investigation and reprimanded because of financial misconduct. The agent, identified in court records only as UCE 4773, posed as a Georgia businessman and...
  • White House Blames Israel for UNRWA School Deaths

    07/31/2014 2:48:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/14
    The United States said Thursday there was little doubt Israeli artillery was the source of a "totally indefensible" strike that killed 16 people at a UN school in Gaza. White House spokesman Josh Earnest noted that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had said all available evidence pointed to Israeli artillery and that the Israeli government had acknowledged its forces were firing in the area in response to Hamas fire near the school. “So while we underscore the importance of a full and prompt investigation of this tragic incident, as well as a shelling of other UN facilities and schools that have...
  • An Obama-Caused Border Disaster

    07/19/2014 10:02:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    National Report ^ | July 19, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    JULY 19, 2014 An Obama-Caused Border Disaster Make no mistake, the president has instigated the present influx of illegal aliens. By Andrew C. McCarthy It is a grave error to view the swarming of illegal aliens across our southern border as anything other than a challenge to our sovereignty — a challenge abetted, rather than repulsed, by a president who vows to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” The challenge brings into sharp relief a question I’ve repeatedly pressed (see, e.g., here, here, here, and here): If the states cannot or will not defend themselves, are they still, in...
  • Obama Stops Short of Blaming Russia For Downed Jet in Ukraine Ukraine Search [O An Embarrassment!]

    07/19/2014 3:06:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 19, 2014 | DAVID S. CLOUD, KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
    Obama Stops Short of Blaming Russia For Downed Jet in Ukraine By DAVID S. CLOUD, KATHLEEN HENNESSEY President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy.
  • Impeachment? ‘For what?’

    07/11/2014 8:13:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-11-14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Thursday claimed he is “not that partisan of a guy” as he mocked calls in the Republican Party for his impeachment. The president spent much of his address in Austin, Texas, hammering congressional Republicans, saying they have "blocked or voted down every serious idea to strengthen the middle class." “I’m just telling the truth now," Obama said. "I don't have to run for office again so I can just let her rip.” He teed off on Republicans such as Sarah Palin who have suggested in recent days that he be impeached, and dismissed Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio)...
  • Networks Let Obama Escape Blame for Yet Another Crisis of His Making

    06/26/2014 7:10:06 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 26, 2014 | Jeffrey Dickens
    On Tuesday, Univision’s Jorge Ramos did something his colleagues at the Big Three network have been reluctant to do. He pinned the blame for the ongoing border crisis squarely on Barack Obama’s immigration policies. Writing in the June 24 edition of Miami’s El Nuevo Herald (translation courtesy of MRC Latino’s Ken Oliver-Mendez) Ramos blasted the President: (video after the jump) “This crisis of children is an unfortunate consequence of the immigration policies of President Obama. First, in concentrating his deportations on ‘criminals’ it became clear he wasn’t going to deport adolescent children. Second, upon offering the ‘deferred action’ protection (DACA)...
  • Global late Quaternary megafauna extinctions linked to humans, not climate change

    06/09/2014 4:13:04 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 46 replies
    Royal Society Publishing ^ | May 13, 2014 | Christopher Sandom, Søren Faurby, Brody Sandel and Jens-Christian Svenning
    "A new study led by Jens-Christian Svenning of Aarhus University has strongly suggested that humans are squarely responsible for the disappearance of megafauna during the last 100,000 years. The results have been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B."
  • How Blaming Bush Led to the Ukraine Crisis

    04/28/2014 5:42:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For the Democratic Party, history began and ended with the election of George W. Bush. Nothing had happened before him. Every world crisis began with him and would only come to an end when the Democratic Party finally squeezed one of its own into the White House. If there was a problem, Bush had caused it. If another country hated America, it was Bush’s fault. Bush alienated Europe, Russia, Asia, the Middle East and even parts of Antarctica. It was all his fault, the media, academia and angry Trotskyite grandmothers marching for peace and tyranny in San Francisco agreed. Books...
  • Who should we blame for gay ‘marriage’? It’s not who you think

    01/14/2014 9:30:26 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1-14-14 | Carissa Mulder
    Last November marked the twentieth anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. At an event hosted by the Newseum and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, RFRA’s champions shared stories of how the statute came into being and the long odds it had to overcome. Though no one was resting on his or her laurels, there was a general sense of a job well-done. And then Douglas Laycock, one of the primary architects of RFRA, began to speak. He warned that millions of Americans view religious liberty as their enemy because they resent religion’s interference in their sex lives....
  • Historically Black College Blames Obamacare for Canceling Students’ Insurance (Bowie State)

    11/14/2013 10:55:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11-14-2013
    The students at Bowie State University, a historically black college in Maryland, have Obamacare to thank for the cancellation of their student insurance plans. As Campus Reform reports, Bowie State cites a jaw-dropping increase in student premiums as necessitating the cancellations: The official website for Bowie State, a Maryland public school less than an hour's drive from Washington D.C., explains that Obamacare's new regulations would force the cost of the insurance to rise from $50 to $900 a semester. "Bowie State University has suspended offering health insurance for domestic students for the 2013-2014 academic year," states the school's official website....
  • Cuccinelli advisor blames Bobby Jindal, RGA for defeat: ‘They just blew it’

    11/07/2013 9:04:59 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:08 AM 11/06/2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    “Bobby Jindal and his political team totally blew it,” harrumphed one advisor for Ken Cuccinelli the morning after a closer-than-expected loss. Cuccinelli, who narrowly lost last night’s gubernatorial election to Terry McAuliffe, was badly outspent in the days and weeks leading up to the election. The New York Times‘ Jonathan Martin described Cuccinelli’s plight as having been “close to abandoned at the end.” He was. As Politico’s James Hohmann reported, ”The Republican National Committee spent about $3 million on Virginia this year, compared to $9 million in the 2009.” And as the Roanoke Times noted, in 2009, the Chamber of...
  • The White House effort to blame insurance companies for lost plans (3 Pinocchios)

    11/07/2013 7:45:56 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2013 | By Glenn Kessler
    The provision in the law was the manifestation of the assurance that if you have a plan you want to keep, you can keep it. Insurance companies that chose to strip away benefits from existing plans in the interim, that canceled existing plans in the interim, they took away that grandfathering opportunity. And that’s a reality.” – White House spokesman Jay Carney, daily press briefing, Nov. 5, 2013 In defending President Obama’s now-discredited pledge that “if you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep it,” the White House has repeatedly tried to blame insurance companies. White House spokesman...
  • Insurance cancelled? Don't blame Obama or the ACA, blame America's insurance companies

    11/06/2013 3:34:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/05/13 | Juan Williams
    **SNIP** These critics include Republican politicians who did not vote for ObamaCare; these are Republican governors who refuse to set up exchanges to reach their own citizens; these are people oppose expanding Medicaid to help poor people getting better health care; these are people who have never put any proposal on the table as an alternative fix for the nation’s costly health care system that leaves tens of millions with inadequate medical coverage and tens of millions more totally uninsured. The fact is if you are one of the estimated 2 million Americans whose health insurance plans may have been...
  • Desperation: Democrats Blame Obamacare Woes on GOP

    10/24/2013 11:56:54 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/24/2013 | Guy Benson
    The Obamacare recriminations are underway. Stuck with an unpopular law whose launch has been an unmitigated disaster, the Democratic Party has morphed from a ruthless, unified political machine to a frantic, zig-zagging tornado of blame. The White House would like you to know that the Department of Health and Human Services was chiefly responsible for the implementation process. HHS counters that the White House ultimately runs the show, and that Sec. Kathleen Sebelius' hands were effectively tied by her relative lack of power. Some Democrats are blaming the private sector contractors who were brought in to help craft healthcare.gov (conveniently...
  • Democrats Newest :”It’s all Republicans fault because they are rooting for Obama-care’s failure”

    10/21/2013 8:04:57 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 50 replies
    Yep, its back. Republicans are rooting for Obama-care’s failure so blame them not Obama. A regularly repeated Democrat line Obama’s first term was:‘Republicans are rooting for our economic stimulus to fail so America fails” Now they are repeating this new line to cover for the Obama-care website disaster. Obama today : “But it’s time for folks to stop rooting for its failure, because hardworking, middle-class families are rooting for its success. (Applause.) And if the product is good, they're willing to be patient.”Remarks by the President on the Affordable Care Act (The White House ^ | Monday, October 21, 2013...
  • SHOCK VIDEO Students Blame Obama, Democrats for Government Shutdown

    10/09/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 60 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | October 9, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Well I must say this one surprises me. Most of the people he interviewed all said Obama or the Democrats were to blame for the government shutdown. Watch:
  • Piers Morgan Kind of Blames President Obama for D.C. Shooting

    09/16/2013 4:04:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/16 | Dan Amira
    Remember when President Obama tried to push a gun-control package through Congress after the Newtown massacre? And Congress voted down every piece of legislation, even the extremely popular ones? And consequently the gun-control bills did not become laws, because that's how lawmaking works? It was a few months ago.
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    09/13/2013 6:17:29 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 88 replies
    Blame Someone Else Day When : The first Friday the 13th of the year What a great time you can have on this day. Imagine all the problems, errors, and mistakes you could heap on someone else today. On this day you don't have to take responsibility or blame for any faux pas on your part. On the downside, this day comes as a double edged sword. While you are busy putting the blame elsewhere, someone might just be putting the blame on you! So.......if ther is somethin wrong whif the spellin of this artickle, it's not my fallt.....its'...
  • Oklahoma Shooter's Sister Blames Community For Her Brother's Cold-Blooded Murderous Ways

    08/22/2013 2:44:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Oklahoma Shooter's Sister Blames Community For Her Brother's Cold-Blooded Murderous Ways Video only at linky..
  • A Revealing Hour in Harlem With Anthony Weiner

    08/09/2013 10:10:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8-9-13 | Scott Conroy
    NEW YORK -- It was just a few minutes into Anthony Weiner's door-to-door canvass of a Harlem public housing complex Thursday night, and the New York City mayoral candidate was already agitated. As he scanned his staff-prepared list of apartment numbers and corresponding residents' names, the candidate shook his head in disapproval. "This is no good, the way you have this organized," he said to one of two young, female aides who were accompanying him. “This is N.G. -- not great.” A few minutes later, Weiner remained fixated on the quality of his staff’s advance work, voicing his displeasure in...
  • Ed Schultz: “Thanks to a lot of Republican policies, [Detroit] is now filing for bankruptcy”

    07/21/2013 1:01:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 79 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/21/13 | Erika Johnsen
    We’ve got another one, ya’ll. I thought Melissa Harris-Perry’s utterly illogical talking point about Detroit serving as an example of what “Republicans would impose on us” was bad, but this… Do you think that maybe he actually believes what he’s saying, or that he’s just straight-up lying through his teeth because there is literally no good way to spin Detroit’s fiscal collapse as anything other than the inevitable conclusion of a total progressive utopia without peddling outright falsehoods? Because, according to Mr. Schultz — and stay with him here, because there’s a good chance you might not have realized this...
  • stop-blaming-racism-for-your-own-bad-behavior/

    07/20/2013 5:08:04 AM PDT · by Samuel II · 3 replies
    Felloshp of Minds ^ | 7-19-2013 | Fellowship of Minds
    Fellowship of Minds publishes my article "No Matter What Color You Are" http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/stop-blaming-racism-for-your-own-bad-behavior/ I received email challenging the fact that black Americans owned black slaves. Here is a research source:http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2013/05/ultra-short-history-lesson-on-slavery.html
  • The Media’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Excuse: Blame the Zimmerman verdict on Florida’s gun laws.

    07/16/2013 7:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/16/2013 | Allen Ginzburg
    Since the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, countless journalists and pundits have attempted to blame Florida’s laws for the outcome. All of these references seem to share a misunderstanding of those laws and the relevant facts. Salon’s Emily Bazelon claimed that people should “blame the state’s bad laws for Trayvon Martin’s death.” An even better example is the Washington Post’s Wonkbook: Florida’s gun laws, for instance, makes cases like this one likely and even inevitable. Would Zimmerman have left his car and followed Martin without the comfort of the cold steel strapped to his body? It’s unlikely. But Florida’s...
  • Samantha Power: The Quintessential 'Blame America First'-er

    06/16/2013 4:14:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/13 | Frank Gaffney
    The United Nations has long been a cesspool of hostility towards the United States, Israel, and freedom more generally. It is dominated by those who promote and protect our enemies’ interests, while undermining ours. Worse yet, we pay much of the UN’s budget. Past presidents have responded to this travesty by sending ambassadors to the UN who unapologetically challenged that agenda. In particular, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, and John Bolton were proud of our country and tirelessly championed its values. It is, therefore, a particularly repugnant irony that President Obama wants to entrust Dr. Kirkpatrick’s former post to Samantha...
  • Daily Kos Rants Rush Limbaugh Show 'Contributes to the Military's Rape Epidemic'

    05/31/2013 7:35:06 AM PDT · by mkmensinger · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5-31-13 | Tim Graham
    "Over at the Daily Kos, they have identified one of the villains that's creating a "rape epidemic" in the military: it's the Rush Limbaugh show airing on the Armed Forces Network around the world. These leftists have tried to remove Rush from AFN in many ways, but this must be the lowest."
  • Gosnell Attorney Blames Media, “Baby Factor” For Conviction

    05/13/2013 4:01:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Kermit Gosnell’s attorney Jack McMahon is curiously blaming the media for today’s conviction of the abortion practitioner on three counts of murder related to abortion-infanticides. He said he was confident in the legal system but blamed “The baby factor” for the convictions. He also blamed the media, which is odd given the stunning lack of attention it gave to the Gosnell murder trial over the last several weeks. “The media has been overwhelmingly against [Gosnell],” he told reporters. Still, McMahon applauded the jury for taking its job seriously: “They didn’t just come down kneejerk and find him guilty of everything,...
  • Obama Tells Harvey Weinstein, Justin Timberlake to Blame Rush Limbaugh

    05/13/2013 2:53:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 50 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 5/13/13 | ELSPETH REEVE
    President Obama told donors like Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake (who was wearing hipster glasses), and Tommy Hilfiger that Washington gridlock is pretty much Rush Limbaugh's fault on Monday evening at a fundraiser
  • Carney: Romney To Blame For Benghazi Scandal

    05/10/2013 1:18:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/10/13 | staff
    JAY CARNEY: The republicans in this ongoing effort that began in the hours after the attack, when Mitt Romney put out a press release to try and take political advantage out of these deaths, and out of the attack in Benghazi. A move that was maligned even by members of his own party.
  • Mother Of Slain Benghazi Victim Rips Hillary Clinton: "I Blame Her"

    05/08/2013 5:05:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | May 8,2013 | Ian Schwartz
    JAKE TAPPER: One woman still looking for answers is Pat Smith. Her son, State Department Information Officer Sean Smith was one of the four Americans killed. Pat, thanks so much for being here. I know this is not an easy time. How are you holding up?
  • Obama should blame Tea Party, not NRA, for gun control defeat

    04/28/2013 6:05:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/28/2013 | Timothy P. Carney
    President Obama, according to his own telling, would have passed a gun control bill supported by nearly every American, but the National Rifle Association drove in trucks full of money and lobbyists, buying off senators. Obama's story isn't true. The NRA doesn't work like the lobbies Obama is coziest with. And the NRA also wasn't the tip of the spear in the gun-rights fight this month. Here is the way things really went down: The gun-rights resistance on Capitol Hill began in late March with two first-term Tea Party senators declaring they would filibuster consideration of the gun-control bill. Sens....
  • N. Korea denies links to Boston Marathon bombing

    04/20/2013 5:58:23 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies
    Yonhap ^ | April 21, 2013
    SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Saturday denied that it has any links to the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded dozens earlier this week, saying it opposes all forms of terrorism. On Wednesday, the conservative U.S. news Website WND reported that North Korea may be behind the bombing, citing the communist country's recent threats to attack the U.S. and its "history of committing terrorist attacks without taking credit for them." The report also noted that the April 15 bombing coincided with the 101st birth anniversary of North Korea's founding leader Kim Il-sung, the grandfather...
  • Whoops! Obama's FBI Let Boston Bomber Go Two Years Ago

    04/19/2013 3:38:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 75 replies
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | 6:30 p.m. EDT Friday, April 19, 2013
    JUST IN: FBI amends earlier assertion to Bob Orr that they had no prior contact with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the bomb suspect killed in standoffFBI now acknowledges they interviewed Tsarnaev 2 years ago at the request of a foreign country about possible extremist tiesThey maintain that they did not find any derogatory information about him and closed the file. FBI expected to issue a statement shortly
  • Syria chemical weapons: finger pointed at jihadists

    03/23/2013 11:17:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 23, 2013 | By Alex Thomson
    A Syrian Army source gives the first account of what is believed to have been a chemical attack - and it could mean that one of the West's biggest fears is about to come true. Whatever happened last week in the town of Khan al-Assal, west of Aleppo, it achieved something extraordinary in the Syrian civil war: unity among Washington, Moscow and Damascus. All welcomed the rapid decision by Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, to investigate an alleged chemical attack that reportedly killed 26, including Syrian soldiers. Unusually, the request for that investigation came from the Syrian regime, which...
  • McCain and Graham: Syria reports, if true, mean president's red line has been crossed

    03/20/2013 5:19:06 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19th, 2013 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN) – Two leading Republican lawmakers said Tuesday that reports of chemical weapons use in Syria, if true, mean the president's threshold for involvement in the country's civil war has been met. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who have led calls in Congress for greater U.S. involvement in Syria, issued a joint statement saying the attacks, if verified, would demand a response from President Barack Obama. “If today’s reports are substantiated, the President’s red line has been crossed, and we would urge him to take immediate action to impose the consequences he has promised," the senators wrote.
  • Syrian rebel command says Assad's army hit town with chemical weapon

    03/19/2013 6:58:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 45 replies
    (Reuters) - The Free Syrian Army rebel command said President Bashar al-Assad's forces launched a chemical weapon attack on the northern town of Khan al-Assal near Aleppo on Tuesday using a long-range missile.
  • Syria accuses rebels of firing chemical weapon (and where did they get them?)

    03/19/2013 3:26:38 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/19/2013 | AP
    Syria's state media say rebels have fired a chemical weapon in the north of the country, killing 15 people. The report by the official SANA news agency marks the first time the government has accused fighters seeking to topple President Bashar Assad of using chemical weapons. It says "terrorists" fired a rocket "containing chemical materials" into the Khan al-Assal area in the northern province of Aleppo on Tuesday.
  • UN: Palestinian militants likely killed Gaza baby

    03/12/2013 5:01:31 AM PDT · by arthurus · 4 replies
    Yahoo. News ^ | March 11, 2013 | DIAA HADID
    [...]Omar al-Masharawi, an 11-month-old infant, was killed on Nov. 14, the first day of fighting. An Associated Press photograph showed Omar's anguished father, Jihad al-Masharawi, clutching his slain child wrapped in a shroud. Palestinians blamed Israel, and the image was broadcast around the world and widely shared on social media. Now a report from the U.N. office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights says the baby was "killed by what appeared to be a Palestinian rocket that fell short of Israel."
  • House GOP blames DOD on sequester

    02/13/2013 4:51:19 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Feb 13 | Carlo Munoz
    Tension among Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee boiled over on Wednesday, as panel members blamed Pentagon leaders for playing a role in the looming fiscal crisis facing the Defense Department under sequestration. During Wednesday's hearing, committee Republican Reps. Randy Forbes (Va.) and Rob Bishop (Utah) slammed DOD for its refusal to plan for the massive, across-the-board cuts tied to the White House's sequestration plan. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Pentagon Comptroller Bob Hale, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and the heads of the service branches appeared before the panel, to again plead their...
  • Obama blames economic contraction on ‘bad decisions’

    02/02/2013 5:58:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Keith Laing
    President Obama blamed the recent contraction of the U.S. economy on “bad decisions in Washington” in his weekly address. The national economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to figures released this week by the Commerce Department. The contraction was an unexpected reversal of months of modest economic growth since the end of the recession in mid-2009. Obama said in his address that the dip was the fault of “bad decisions” being made in Washington. “We began this year with economists and business leaders saying that we are poised to grow in 2013,” he said....
  • Dem Congressman: Obama No More Responsible for Benghazi than Bush Was for 9/11

    01/23/2013 3:24:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    At Hillary Clinton's Benghazi hearing at the House this afternoon, Democratic congressman Eliot Engel said: "Barack Obama was not responsible for the Benghazi attack any more than George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks"
  • Blame flies as pension plan stalls (Illinois' massively indebted system $96.8 billion in the hole)

    01/08/2013 4:32:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/08/13 | Rick Pearson, Ray Long
    **SNIP** Others stood against any pension changes. Some who were willing to entertain a new approach criticized the proposal as too harsh on public employees and retirees. Still others contended the proposal violates a state constitutional prohibition on diminishing or impairing public employee pensions, as union officials have maintained. Rep. Jim Durkin scoffed at the excuses for a lack of action, criticizing lawmakers who raised concerns that the pension bill might not be constitutional. "I'm perplexed that members of the Legislature now have grave concerns regarding the constitutionality of the pension legislation when they've disregarded the constitutionality of every other...
  • Americans blame Republicans more than Democrats for "fiscal cliff": Reuters/Ipsos poll

    12/27/2012 1:16:46 PM PST · by John W · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 27, 2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Americans blame Republicans in Congress more than congressional Democrats or President Barack Obama for the current "fiscal cliff" crisis, as the deadline approaches for action to avert big tax increases and spending cuts, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday. When asked who they believed to be more responsible for the "fiscal cliff" situation, 27 percent blamed Republicans in Congress, 16 percent blamed Obama and 6 percent pointed to Democrats in Congress. The largest percentage - 31 percent - blamed "all of the above."
  • No ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal? 44% Blame GOP, 36% Obama

    12/27/2012 10:51:28 AM PST · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    Most voters still want President Obama and Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of big tax hikes and automatic across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to kick in next Tuesday, but fewer than ever think a deal is likely. Voters tend to blame congressional Republicans more than the president for the impasse.
  • Will "Zero Dark Thirty" Be Available on You Tube?

    12/27/2012 4:55:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    12/27/12 | SFF
    All over the airwaves I am seeing commercials for Zero Dark Thirty, wondering if the "Arab Street" knows this movie is being released. We all know how ENRAGING youtube videos can be, and yet we have NOT heard the clown in the Oval Office or his toady Hillary with the concussion come out and condemn this film that COULD be very offensive to the Libyans.
  • Benghazi Report: Al Qaida is Alive and Well

    12/21/2012 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Nightwatch
    Republic of Korea: For the record. Pak Ku'n-hye (Park Geun-hye) of the New Frontier Party won South Korea's presidential election on 19 December, media reported. She is the daughter of Park Chung-hee and the first woman elected to be president of the Republic of Korea. That should confound the North! North Korea-Iran: According to a Japanese news service, an Iranian lawmaker told the service that North Korea informed Iran in October of its plan to launch a satellite. The head of an Iranian parliamentary delegation to North Korea, Hamid Reza Taraghi, revealed talks took place mid-October with the North's delegates...
  • Bloomberg says NRA deserves blame for Newtown shooting

    12/20/2012 8:07:51 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies
    thehill.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Justin Sink
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the National Rife Association (NRA) deserves some of the blame for last week's massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. "We're not trying to take away your right to advance the interests of gun owners, hunters, people who want to protect themselves," Bloomberg told ABC News in an interview set to air Friday. "But that's not an absolute right to encourage behavior which causes things like Connecticut. In fact, Connecticut is because of some of their actions." The pro-gun lobby was silent in the aftermath of the shooting, disabling a Facebook page...
  • Quentin Tarantino: Don't Blame Violent Movies for Newtown Shooting Tragedy

    12/17/2012 3:50:14 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    E Online ^ | 12/17/12 | Rebecca Macatee
    Don't blame Quentin Tarantino for Friday's tragic Newtown, Conn., shooting. The Django Unchained director is tired of having to defend his use of violence in film. "I just think, you know, there's violence in the world, tragedies happen, blame the playmakers," he said Saturday at a press junket, per the BBC. "It's a Western. Give me a break."
  • Blame Evil, Not Guns, For Newtown Massacre

    12/15/2012 9:33:02 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 15, 2012 | JP
    A letter to the editor today in the editorial pages of my local newspaper caught my attention. The writer lamented yesterday’s slaughter of 27 innocents in Newtown, Connecticut – as we all do. Then he identified the culprit – guns. We’ve never heard of a “mass-knifing” claiming so many victims, he pointed out. His implication was that, if we scrap the Second Amendment, there will be no more funerals for victims of mass murder. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Timothy McVeigh did not use a gun in 1995 when he killed 168 people, including 10 children,...
  • Poll: Majority would blame both sides equally if talks fail

    12/13/2012 8:52:17 AM PST · by Qbert · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    A new poll finds that a majority of voters would blame both President Obama and congressional Republicans equally if efforts to find a deficit deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” fail. Fifty-six percent surveyed in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll say both sides would be responsible if a compromise is not reached. Nineteen percent would blame Obama and Democrats only, with 24 percent saying the GOP would be at fault. Those numbers could suggest a shift in public opinion as both parties work to find a way to prevent tax rate hikes and automatic spending cuts from taking...