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  • Obama: If I Ran for a Third Term, I Could Win

    07/28/2015 6:10:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 116 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28/2015 | Maya Rhodan
    President Obama said that if he could run for a third term he thinks he would win, while calling for African leaders to adhere to term limits during a historic speech before the African Union. “I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t,” Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. ” There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law’s the law.”
  • Abortionist: Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Nucatola Like ‘Jesus Before Crucifixion

    07/21/2015 11:19:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    newsbusters.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Katie Yoder |
    One abortionist has a special connection to God, according to Dr. Willie Parker. Parker, a Mississippi abortionist and former medical director for Planned Parenthood, announced “Why I Stand With Dr. Deborah Nucatola” in a July 18 piece for Cosmo. In it, he attacked the “sting video” that showed the Planned Parenthood executive casually talking about trafficking aborted babies’ body parts. With his “Christian” perspective, Parker drew a “strong parallel” between Nucatola and “the trial week of Jesus” before His crucifixion. In the middle of his Cosmo commentary, Parker applied his “Christian religious understanding” to criticism of Nucatola after getting caught...
  • ‘Orange is the New Black’ Cast Member Ruby Rose Explains Why She’s Both Sexes

    06/19/2015 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2015 | Kelli Sero
    If you’re a fan of Netflix’s popular series Orange is the New Black, chances are you recognize its newest star Ruby Rose, the tattooed actress and model who identifies as “gender fluid.” Rose has been promoting the idea of gender fluidity recently, and told Elle.com that although she was born a woman, she doesn’t feel like one; therefore she doesn’t identify as any specific gender. “Gender fluidity is not really feeling like you’re at one end of the spectrum or the other,” Rose explained to the site last week. “For the most part, I definitely don’t identify as any gender....
  • Clinton Campaign Manager: ‘No Poll Shows That Voters Don’t Trust Hillary’

    06/15/2015 7:16:31 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 Jun 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” despite every major poll showing Hillary Clinton’s numbers upside down on trustworthiness, with a recent CNN poll finding 57 percent of voters think Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, Clinton Campaign Manager Robbie Mook said, “No poll shows that voters don’t trust Hillary.” “No poll says that,” he continued. “First of all the central question in this race is whether voters can trust Hillary Clinton to be a tenacious fighter for them to go to bat for them, to push back on stacked deck that kept middle class behind the answer to that is...
  • In defeat, President Obama declares victory

    06/12/2015 6:17:47 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/12/15 | Sarah Wheaton and Edward-Isaac Dovere
    President Barack Obama responded to a stinging defeat dealt by his own party by declaring victory. It is a common tactic in Washington to downplay bad news, but the White House brought it to a new level on Friday after House Democrats soundly defeated a package of free trade legislation that the president had personally implored them to pass. The White House chose to highlight the fact that one part of the package passed, even though two approvals were necessary to give Obama the trade authority he needs to negotiate the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • Thune’s just the beginning: GOP will blame Obama if SCOTUS guts health reform — it’ll probably work

    06/09/2015 11:16:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | June 9, 2015 | Jim Newell, covers politics and media for Salon.
    But here’s another way it might play out: health insurance premiums will soar, people will be unable to afford coverage, and… the public will blame it on President Obama and the Democrats, because they passed this law in 2010 and suddenly health insurance is really expensive. Thing “A” happened, and now thing “B” happened, so Thing “A” must have been a terrible idea. Republicans will say, look at how much the IN-surance costs now! as part of their pitch for electing a Republican president who would eliminate this original sin from the federal code. Republicans always suffer in government shutdowns...
  • Obama Red-Faced: Iran Nuclear Stockpiles Grew 20% in 18 Months

    06/03/2015 1:45:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/15 | Ari Sofer
    Iranian nuclear fuel stockpiles grew by a massive 20% over the past 18 months of negotiations between Iran and world powers, a report last month by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed. The report comes just one month ahead of the June 30 deadline set for the P5+1 powers and Iran to finalize a deal over Tehran's nuclear program. News that Iran has been busily expanding its stockpiles contradicts claims by US President Barack Obama that the Islamic Republic had "frozen" its nuclear program during the last year and a half of negotiations. Despite that, western leaders appear...
  • Gutiérrez Predicts Election Night 2016 to Be ‘a Really Short Night': ‘Republicans Will Lose’

    06/03/2015 11:55:59 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3 Jun 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Fox Business Network’s Wednesday broadcast of “Cavuto Coast to Coast,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) disputed the possibility that the courts may strike down President Barack Obama’s so-called executive amnesty. Gutiérrez argued to host Neil Cavuto that despite the U.S. Fifth Circuit of Appeals injunction preventing the Obama administration from implementing the action as the courts determine whether or not the executive action is constitutional. However, in the midst of that argument, Gutiérrez also predicted that next year’s election night will be short because in the end Republicans will lose. “OK, I won’t try to out-yell you, Neil,” Gutiérrez said....
  • OBAMA: I’VE RESTORED THE US AS THE ‘MOST RESPECTED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD’

    06/01/2015 7:10:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday while President Barack Obama was answering questions at a town hall with YSEALI Fellows, an exchange program for community leaders from ASEAN, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, he said his administration has restored the Untied States as the “the most respected country on earth.” Obama said, “People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the Untied States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the Untied States is the most respected country on earth. Part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the...
  • Kasich: I have 'best resume' for 2016

    05/31/2015 9:44:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/31/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) said on Sunday that he had the strongest political background of any 2016 presidential candidate.  “I think it’s the best resume and a terrific record,” Kasich told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Kasich has long teased a White House run next year but has not yet publicly declared a bid. “I’m optimistic about where we are,” he said
  • Students in Virginia Will be Taught that “There’s No Such Thing as Boys or Girls”

    05/16/2015 10:28:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | May 16, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    This, at its most basic level, is disgusting and reprehensible.We know how far America – and the Left in particular – have strayed from religion. It’s really sad, and if the trend continues, will ultimately lead to our demise.Ask yourself, why is radical Islam so strong at the moment? The answer: religion.No matter how much radical Islamists have distorted the Quran, religion remains a main tenet of their teachings. In the U.S. today, you can’t turn on a TV show anymore without seeing at least one homosexual character, no doubt because Hollywood liberals want you to believe that out of every 10...
  • Mountain Pact Campaign Targets Coal Companies Seeks compensation for global warming (Not a Hoax)

    05/11/2015 6:20:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    Outside Magazine ^ | May 8 2015
    Mountain Pact Campaign Targets Coal Companies Seeks compensation for global warming By: The Editors Ten western mountain towns hit hard by climate change are launching a campaign against the coal industry, seeking hundreds of million of dollars in compensation per year to help their communities adapt, the Denver Post reported earlier this week. In February, Outside covered how the nonprofit advocacy group Mountain Pact is rallying ski resort towns around the country to stem the effects of climate change. In a letter being sent this week to federal officials, lawmakers, and the White House, the towns—which include Aspen, Telluride, and...
  • Pelosi: Obamacare, Equal Pay, Amnesty Promote 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness’ [BARF]

    04/14/2015 5:05:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/14/15 | Lauretta Brown
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Obamacare, equal pay, and President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration are fulfilling the Founding Fathers’ vision from the Declaration of Independence about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” and that such legal and executive steps were “honoring the vows of our Founders.” (video at link)Speaking at the Department of Labor to mark National Equal Pay Day, Representative Pelosi said, “The strength of America” is “families, and that means empowering moms and dads. It means what we did with the Affordable Care Act.”“Our founders,” she continued, “they said life, liberty, and...
  • Jabs at Pelosi latest sign of friction in Dem ranks

    04/09/2015 11:19:37 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2015 | Mike Emanuel
    [ .... " Bayh, though, suggested the friction now could give way to better times soon for Democrats. “I do think with a new president, potentially new leaders, certainly for Democrats in the Senate --who knows about the House -- there may be a season for governing where people might actually find more common ground,starting all over with a blank sheet of paper,” Bayh said. “That would be a good thing for the country.”
  • Anatomy of a climate witch-hunt letter from U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva

    02/27/2015 10:53:16 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Anthony Watts
    The letter below from Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona speaks to the worst sort of witch hunt tactics that we’ve seen yet. I suspect that pulling on these threads will backfire on Grijalva, as this will motivate a lot of people to join the fight against this sort of “climate McCarthyism” The letter is reproduced in full below, with the original PDF also available. It’s like he’s got Mann’s #kochmachine delusions ideas.
  • CNN: American Right Wing "More Dangerous" Than ISIS

    02/20/2015 10:58:14 AM PST · by absentee · 104 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/20/15 | Caleb Howe
    On CNN today, host Carol Costello was discussing the President's summit on extremism and made the startling comment. Citing a DHS report, Costello claims that authorities are concerned about "right wing citizens extremists". She goes on to add that they might be more dangerous than foreign groups. She begins by echoing one of the Obama administration's frequent moral equivalency talking points, that terror is neither unique to Islam, nor is Islam necessarily the worst offender, and then takes off from there. "ISIS isn't the only threat for Americans. According to an intelligence report by the Department of Homeland Security, authorities are...
  • Jeb Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border

    02/05/2015 5:33:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 161 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/5/15 | Pedro Gonzalez
    Jeb Bush made a series of astonishing remarks about immigration Wednesday. Actually, his comments were not so much about immigration as they were about illegal aliens. First he said he wanted to repopulate Detroit with illegal aliens. It just seems to me that maybe if you open up our doors in a fair way and unleashed the spirit of peoples' hard work, Detroit could become in really short order, one of the great American cities again," Bush said then. "Now it would look different, it wouldn't be Polish...But it would be just as powerful, just as exciting, just as dynamic....
  • Harry Reid in winter

    01/22/2015 5:02:50 PM PST · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 1/22/15 | Manu Raju
    The Senate Democrats' wounded leader is desperate to show that he's still in charge. Harry Reid doesn’t particularly like long phone calls. He is known to abruptly hang up after a quick conversation with an aide, a senator or a lobbyist.But in the aftermath of a grisly New Year’s Day exercise accident, which gave him four broken ribs and may leave him permanently blind in one eye, the 75-year-old Nevada Democrat has been burning up the phones with up to 50 calls per day, trying to make clear that he’s still in charge.
  • Restate of the Union

    01/21/2015 4:34:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | John Stossel
    resident Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I've done is great! America is in a much better position. We've created a manufacturing sector that's adding jobs. More oil is produced at home. I cut deficits in half! Give me a break. The deficit is lower now not because of any prudence on Obama's part but merely because the $800 billion stimulus spending blowout didn't continue. All the president does is increase spending: free community college, free Obamaphones, free birth control, etc. Yes, our annual deficit is lower, but it's still...
  • Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. officials

    01/12/2015 6:06:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 1/12/15 | Matt Spetalnick, David Adams and Lesley Wroughton
    Cuba has released all 53 prisoners it had promised to free, senior U.S. officials said, a major step toward détente with Washington. The release of the remaining prisoners sets a positive tone for historic talks next week aimed at normalizing relations after decades of hostility, the officials said.
  • Obama on Christmas: ‘World Is Better, Safer’

    01/09/2015 12:29:47 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | December 26, 2014
    Obama on Christmas: ‘World Is Better, Safer’ 26 December 2014 On Christmas day, U.S. President Barack Obama described the world we live in as “better and safer” after marking more than one decade of combat in Afghanistan, the Associated Press reported. At an oceanfront Marine Corps base in Hawaii, Obama told troops that while tough challenges remain for the U.S. military in hotspots like Iraq and West Africa, the world as a whole is better off because American troops put country first and served with distinction. He said Americans and their president could not be more thankful. ________________________________________________________ Terror experts...
  • Revealed: De Blasio 'thought cops were spying on him and eavesdropping on his conversations (2013)

    12/23/2014 4:13:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/14 | Lydia Warren
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio feared police officers were spying on his conversations during his election campaign last year, it has emerged. In an early sign of his tension with the force, de Blasio's team was 'convinced' that members of his police detail were listening in on his private conversations inside his city-assigned car, a former de Blasio aide has told Politico. De Blasio would even step into the street to make sure he was out of their earshot, the aide added. The mayor's office has not yet responded to a request for comment on the claims.
  • University of Michigan professor: “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans”

    12/18/2014 8:50:33 AM PST · by CSM · 62 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    If you happen to be a young Republican or conservative of any stripe who is attending the University of Michigan, rest assured that you will receive the same respect and fair treatment as anyone else. Particularly if you happen to wind up taking a class from Professor Susan J. Douglas or any other in the department she chairs. The educator of young minds and prolific writer has penned a thoughtful editorial piece in which she explains that it’s actually okay to hate Republicans because the science supports it. National Review has the details. “I hate Republicans,” communications department chairwoman and...
  • White House: 'Washington Will Work Better If Obama has His Way'

    11/07/2014 7:18:08 PM PST · by IChing · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/7/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    VIDEO AT LINK White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said that under a Republican-led Congress, Washington will “work better,” as long as President Obama has his way. “Is there one thing you can say to American voters they’re going to see that’s different, given the message they sent on Tuesday?” MSNBC’s Chris Jansing asked McDonough. “They’re going to see Washington working better if this president has his way,” McDonough said. “And that’s what he’s going to do.” “How?” Jansing asked. “Well, we’re going to do it any number of ways,” McDonough said. This is the rhetoric of ‘reconciliation’ coming...
  • HuffPo: The Democratic Route to Senate Control in 2016 (uh huh)

    11/06/2014 6:16:14 AM PST · by tellw · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ryan Grim
    Only 10 Senate Democrats are up for re-election in 2016, the residual benefit of the shellacking they took in 2010 when tea party Republicans swept into office. The only two challenges Democrats likely will face will be defending Michael Bennet's seat in Colorado and Reid's in Nevada. In a presidential year, Bennet, who managed to survive in 2010, will be the favorite. Reid may be the most vulnerable, but he is a tenacious campaigner and in the past pulled off re-election in the face of stiff odds.
  • Is it time for Mississippi conservatives to teach the GOPe a lesson and vote for Travis Childers?

    10/28/2014 8:52:51 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 185 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/30/14 | gawken
    First, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: It is the stated position of Erick and the mods that Red State advocates voting for the most conservative candidate in the primaries, and the Republican in the general election. I agree with that, and it is not my intent here to troll or disrupt. Anyone who has read my earlier diaries knows that. However, if those in charge feel this diary strays over the line, they should take it down. People, this is MISSISSIPPI. This is totally different. What has happened here is an abomination. Everyone here knows what was...
  • Obama on Dems Running Away from Him: 'These Are All Folks Who Vote With Me'

    10/20/2014 4:35:19 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    .Weekly Standard Blog ^ | OCt 20. 2014 | Daniel Harper
    YouTube Video President Obama discussed the election and how "all" the Democrats running away from him "have supported my agenda" in an interview with Al Sharpton earlier today: "Well, look, here's the bottom line," said Obama, "We've got a tough map. A lot of the states that are contested this time are states that I didn't win. And so some of the candidates there, you know, it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turn-out. The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote...
  • DWS: Dems Will Hold the Senate

    10/19/2014 11:48:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Townhall.com | October 19, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    With the midterm elections just weeks away, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz seemed confident during her appearanceon “Fox News Sunday” that Democrats will keep the Senate. “We are going to hold the Senate,” the Florida lawmaker said. “The president is not on the ballot.” “Republicans are desperate to put him on the ballot because they’re trying to turn away from their own terrible record,” she added. She made her prediction amid a majority of polls that give Republicans at least a 60 percent chance of retaking the upper chamber, including a Washington Post forecast that gives the GOP a...
  • Graham eyes 2016 bid (McQueeg approves)

    10/03/2014 8:02:28 AM PDT · by bamahead · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 3rd, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is also now considering a run for the White House. The South Carolina Republican, up for re-election next month, told the Weekly Standard he might make a bid in 2016 if he feels like no one represents his views on foreign policy. Graham also criticized Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential presidential candidate, saying he is “not quite ready” to become president. “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get...
  • Obama: America is 'Definitely Better Off' Since I Took Office

    09/29/2014 10:11:40 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 53 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/29/14 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Democrats can hold the Senate in November, President Barack Obama said in his "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday, insisting the country is "definitely better off than we were when I came into office." "Ronald Reagan used to ask the question, 'Are you better off than you were four years ago?'" Obama said Sunday, reports The Hill. "In this case, are you better off than you were in six?" Obama admitted Sunday that Americans aren't feeling the recovery, and blamed that on incomes and wages that are not increasing. That problem can be addressed through Democratic policy, said Obama, and he...
  • Woman leaves Turkey for ‘family-friendly’ ISIS

    09/24/2014 4:45:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 9/24/2014
    Asiya Ummi Abdullah doesn't share the view that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group rules over a terrorist dystopia and she isn't scared by the American bombs falling on Raqqa, its power center in Syria. As far as she's concerned, it's the ideal place to raise a family. In interviews with The Associated Press, the 24-year-old Muslim convert explained her decision to move with her toddler to the territory controlled by the militant group, saying it offers them protection from the sex, crime, drugs and alcohol that she sees as rampant in largely secular Turkey. “The children...
  • Michelle Obama: Americans 'Take for Granted' How Much Barack Has Improved US (Barf alert)

    09/19/2014 7:57:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband’s record at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser, reminding the attendants how far the country had come since the Obamas entered the White House.
  • Dick Durbin: Amnesty Bill Will Help Contain Ebola

    09/16/2014 8:16:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | TONY LEE
    On Tuesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that a comprehensive amnesty bill would have helped America contain the Ebola epidemic in Africa. Durbin, a member of the Senate's Gang of Eight that wrote the immigration reform bill, said during a Senate hearing on Ebola that the Senate's amnesty bill would have even allowed doctors in the United States to travel to Africa to combat Ebola "without jeopardizing their immigration status."
  • Ojai Man Not Showering For 128 Days In Effort To Curb Drought Crisis

    09/13/2014 8:31:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 13, 2014 6:53 PM
    VENTURA COUNTY (CBSLA.com) — An Ojai man has come up with a unique challenge to personally attempt to curb the drought crisis in Southern California. CBS2’s Peter Daut reported Cody Creighton is 58 days into his challenge of not showering for 128 days. However, Creighton still manages a form of hygiene by washing his hands and face. According to Creighton, he believes that 30,000 gallons of water is saved for every shower that he doesn’t take during the challenge. To follow Creighton on the rest of his personal challenge, visit his Instagram account where he posts photos and video updates...
  • Robinson: Unrest shines light on invisible African-Americans

    08/22/2014 6:32:12 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    The Columbian ^ | 8-22-2014 | Eugene Robinson
    The fire this time is about invisibility. Our society expects the police to keep unemployed, poorly educated African-American men out of sight and out of mind. When they suddenly take center stage, illuminated by the flash and flicker of Molotov cocktails, we feign surprise. The proximate cause of the rioting in Ferguson, Mo., is the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was stopped, a witness has said, by a white policeman for walking in the street rather than on the sidewalk. Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown at least six times, according to a private autopsy and, reportedly, one conducted by...
  • Delusional Democrats Who Lied About Border Security Called Out in a Video So Absurd It’s Hilarious

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    IJR Review ^ | 7/18/14 | Jennifer Van Laar
    The Washington Free Beacon has put together a greatest hits compilation of the Democrats’ border security quotes. Why would the Democrats continuously insist that the border is secure? Perhaps because Republicans insist on having a secure border before discussing any type of immigration reform legislation. Democrats don’t think people will catch up to this at some point? The PR game that carried Obama – health care lies and all – to the White House is showing significant signs of incompetent wear and tear lately…
  • Cruz Could Turn Texas Blue: GOP is following in Cruz's footsteps, that could give Dems an advantage

    07/07/2014 5:59:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 7, 2014 | Lauren Fox
    Some of Texas' moderate Republicans say the state's far-right turn since Sen. Ted Cruz's political ascendancy could have unintended consequences.At a breakfast in Washington’s St. Regis Hotel in June, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, took a moment to gather his thoughts before he was ready to answer a question about how junior Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had changed his home state. “Texas is pretty big and pretty diverse,” Perry said peering intently through his black horn-rimmed glasses. “I’m not sure one person has the ability to change all of that.” A few seconds later, he clarified exactly where he think...
  • Paul Krugman: The Incompetence Dogma. So Much for Obamacare Not Working

    06/28/2014 11:29:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/27/2014 | Paul Krugman
    Have you been following the news about Obamacare? The Affordable Care Act has receded from the front page, but information about how it’s going keeps coming in — and almost all the news is good. Indeed, health reform has been on a roll ever since March, when it became clear that enrollment would surpass expectations despite the teething problems of the federal website. What’s interesting about this success story is that it has been accompanied at every step by cries of impending disaster. At this point, by my reckoning, the enemies of health reform are 0 for 6. That is,...
  • Florida Reignites Voter Suppression (Afro Reports)

    06/26/2014 7:08:16 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 19 replies
    The Afro ^ | 6/25/14 | Zenitha Prince
    The roots of modern-day voter suppression is buried in Florida, and it grew and blossomed during the 2000 presidential elections. “Florida is the state where awareness of how serious flaws in elections administration could result in voters being disenfranchised developed,” said Marcia Johnson-Blanco, coordinator, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.votersuppression2 The critical role of Florida in deciding the presidential contest between Republican candidate George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore, and the narrow margin by which the outcome was decided shined a global-sized spotlight on the state, revealing several election irregularities. Before the elections, state officials...
  • BO shaking hands with WWII vets in Normandy

    06/06/2014 2:53:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Anyone else see this nonsense? Obama is going around shaking the hands of WWII heroes. Really hate seeing it, as I do not believe he cares one damn bit about them. Do you all think the veterans THERE care? Seriously, I would not shake his hand if I were a vet.
  • Obama: Americans "better off" under his presidency

    05/20/2014 2:59:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 19, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama said Americans were “better off now than when I came into office,” during a fundraiser Monday night outside of Washington. Obama also slammed congressional Republicans for their focus on the terror attack in Benghazi and the implementation of ObamaCare. The president told attendees at the high-dollar soiree in Potomac, Maryland that his Republican opposition in Congress had been “captured by ideologues” whose principal focus was on “how to make people sufficiently skeptical, so they can win the next election.” “The debate now is about what?” Obama asked. “Benghazi? ObamaCare? It becomes this endless loop.” Obama told donors that...
  • Reid: Amend Constitution to stop Koch brothers

    05/15/2014 6:07:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/15/2014 | unknown
    Sen. Harry Reid let it be known Wednesday he has no intention of stopping his attacks on the Koch Brothers. “The Koch Brothers, I’m not walking away from them. I’m going to be on their tail for the whole campaign because if they think Romney was watched closely by me, that’s nothing compared to what it’s going to be like with the Koch Brothers. They’re spending money in state party races. They’re going after secretaries of state. They want to do everything they can to suppress voting,” Reid told BuzzFeed. This, despite the ridicule generated by his claim last week...
  • Are Rabbinic Interpretations of the Bible Accurate?

    04/21/2014 4:54:57 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 44 replies
    Biblical Anthropology ^ | April 19, 2014 | Alice C. Linsley
    Misunderstanding can result from the mechanical reproduction of previously published ideas either because those ideas are taken out of context or because they are based on factual errors. The way authors sort and select data, without verifying the source or checking the facts, leads to distorted interpretations. This problem must be anticipated in Bible interpretation where it is common to rely on what the rabbis have written. As the Bible is viewed as a Jewish religious text, it is natural to seek rabbinic guidance. Christians tend to read the Old Testament through rabbinic sources. Many pastors use commentaries written by...
  • 'He Makes Stuff Up': Krauthammer Reacts After President Says ObamaCare Is 'Working'

    04/18/2014 6:34:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | April 18, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Special Report All-Star Panel weighed in after President Obama touted the success of ObamaCare in remarks at the White House, lashing out at Republican critics. “We now know that the number of Americans who’ve signed up for private insurance in the marketplaces has grown to eight million people. ... They said nobody would sign up. They were wrong about that. They said it would be unaffordable for the country. They were wrong about that," Obama said.
  • CNN NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST: RIGHT MORE DEADLY THAN AL QAEDA

    04/15/2014 10:57:05 AM PDT · by kingattax · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-15-14 | JOHN NOLTE
    Without mentioning reports that the man accused of shooting up a Jewish Community Center over the weekend was apparently a fan of the left's Max Blumenthal, CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen exploited the murders to claim the American Right is more deadly than jihadists.
  • Extended standing ovation for Sebelius at White House

    04/11/2014 8:06:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    cable news everywhere.... | 4/11/14 | sff
    Did anyone else see that nonsense? A very long extended standing ovation for Obama and Sebelius....this should be used in Republican commercials.... Got hubris?
  • Nancy Pelosi Suggests Founding Fathers Would Have Supported ObamaCare

    04/05/2014 1:30:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Is ObamaCare a fundamental right that our Founding Fathers would have envisioned for the country? House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently suggested that the founders would have supported ObamaCare. Fox Business Network’s Elizabeth MacDonald said that the Founding Fathers wouldn’t have even given Pelosi the right to vote back then. MacDonald said they wanted the states to govern themselves and wouldn’t have wanted the central government to control health care.
  • Boxer: Obamacare 'Is a Huge Success'

    03/24/2014 8:56:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 24, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Never in my lifetime have I seen a law that is helping so many people be so vilified," Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told a conference call on Friday. She talked about the millions of people in her state who are benefiting from the law that Republicans have tried to repeal 54 times. "This is a huge success, this law. I'm saying that. We had a terrible rollout, it slowed us up, but it's all falling into place now and the Republican answer is very, very simple -- let's repeal it and take away all these benefits from people....
  • Biden: After healthcare rollout pains, Obama fit 'for sainthood'

    03/21/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    March 21, 2014, 11:47 am Biden: After healthcare rollout pains, Obama fit 'for sainthood' By Justin Sink Vice President Biden told healthcare workers that "patience and empathy" are required to deal with frustrated ObamaCare enrollees and that the president demonstrated saint-like levels of both during the rollout. Speaking to a conference of community health centers in New York, Biden conceded that enrolling in ObamaCare could be "tedious," and early problems with HealthCare.gov worsened the problem. "We didn't help you much at the front end here, man," Biden said, adding that he wanted to recommend President Obama "for sainthood" because he...
  • Obama: 'Going to Look Back' in 5 or 10 Years, Say ACA 'Was a Monumental Achievement'

    02/15/2014 1:53:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/15/14 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - President Obama told House Democrats on Friday that the health care law they passed without a single Republican vote in 2010 will prove itself -- five or ten years from now. "And I just want to say, thank you for all of you hanging in there tough on an issue that I think 10 years from now, five years from now, we're going to look back and say this was a monumental achievement that could not have happened had it not been for this caucus." House Democrats face midterm elections, not in five or ten years, but in...