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  • 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...
  • Obama: ‘Biden Will Go Down In History As One Of The Best Vice Presidents Ever’

    12/06/2013 11:35:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    CBS Local ^ | December 6, 2013
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — President Barack Obama has high praise for potential 2016 contenders Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “I think Joe Biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever, and he has been with me, at my side, in every tough decision that I’ve made,” Obama told MSNBC in an interview Thursday held at American University. “Hillary, I think, will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we’ve ever had, and helped to transition us away from a deep hole that we...
  • Essay: Tea party has roots in the Dallas of 1963

    11/21/2013 11:09:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/21/2013 | Bill Minutaglio
    The president is a socialist. He is neutering the United States on the world stage. He is spending us into bankruptcy. He is hellbent on expanding national health care, which will surely lead to government death panels. He is advancing big-government agendas everywhere from Main Street to Wall Street. And do we really know the truth about his personal history and religion? Perhaps the man in the Oval Office should be impeached — even tried for treason. If today’s extremist rhetoric sounds familiar, that’s because it is eerily, poignantly similar to the vitriol aimed squarely at John F. Kennedy during...
  • Obamacare’s real danger for the GOP is that it will succeed (La-La Land is here)

    09/24/2013 1:01:32 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 22 replies
    wash post ^ | 9/24/13 | e robinson
    To understand the crisis in Washington, tune out the histrionics and look at the big picture: Republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government — and perhaps even refuse to let the Treasury pay its creditors — in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to keep millions of Americans from getting health insurance. Seriously. That’s what all the yelling and screaming is about. As my grandmother used to say, it’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry. Eugene Robinson Writes about politics and culture in twice-a-week columns and on the PostPartisan blog. Archive Follow on TwitterFacebookRSSGallery Tom Toles on health...
  • Obama: The World’s More Stable Today Than It Was 5 Years Ago (All-Time Most Egregious Barf Alert)

    09/24/2013 11:24:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 24, 2013 | Becket Adams
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday assured the United Nations that the world is now a much safer place than it was five years ago. The United States government has “begun to review the way that we gather intelligence so that we properly balance the legitimate security concerns of our citizens and allies with the privacy concerns that all people share,” the president said. “As a result of this work and cooperation with allies and partners, the world is more stable than it was five years ago,” Obama added. The president later added that “even a glance at today’s headlines indicates...
  • Colorado Dems: "It's about voter suppression"

    09/14/2013 8:42:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Democrats apparently can never just loose an election.  Something sinister, even illegal, must be the reason. "I'm not sure what happened," former State Senator Angela Giron told the Denver Post the morning after she was trounced in a first of its kind recall election in Colorado.  Now, she's got a different story – voter suppression.Angela Giron lost her Senate District 3 seat in Pueblo, Colorado in a recall election last Tuesday by more than 12 points, 56.0% to 43.9%.   This is particularly stunning as hers is a district composed of nearly 50% registered Democrats. Barack Obama won the district by nearly 20...
  • The Arab Spring and Climate Change

    08/17/2013 6:07:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Center For Security Studies ^ | August 16, 2013 | By Anne-Marie Slaughter
    Here’s an uncommon question – What role has climate change played in the Arab Spring and how has it acted as a ‘threat multiplier’ in the Middle East? This collection of essays from the Stimson Center explains how the region’s changing climate is indeed helping exacerbate different forms of unrest. “The Arab Spring and Climate Change” does not argue that climate change caused the revolutions that have shaken the Arab world over the past two years. But the essays collected in this slim volume make a compelling case that the consequences of climate change are stressors that can ignite a...
  • (Hawaiian) Document Expert Could Topple Obama Administration

    07/20/2013 12:54:48 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 77 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 20, 2013 | Kris Zane
    There have been many lawsuits challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to be President—most based on the fact that Obama is not a natural born citizen, his father being a Kenyan. Other lawsuits challenge the validity of Obama’s PDF long-form birth certificate, riddled with strange anomalies like multiple layers and eight different fonts. The lawsuits have all crashed and burned in flames for two reasons: 1. The court hearing the lawsuits have treated the cases as a joke instead of a valid question of Constitutional requirements. And 2. The plaintiffs haven’t had Reed Hayes on their side. Reed Hayes is a forensic...
  • Open season on black boys after a verdict like this

    07/14/2013 4:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 14, 2013 | Gary Younge in Chicago
    <p>Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man on his way home from the store because you didn't like the look of him.</p>
  • Harry Reid: Insufficient Government Spending Hurts U.S. Economy

    07/09/2013 8:16:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Harry Reid: Insufficient Government Spending Hurts U.S. Economy July 8, 2013 - 4:37 PM By Ryan Kierman (CNSNews.com) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a press release Friday that insufficient government spending, caused by Republican "austerity policies" is hurting the U.S. economy and preventing a quicker recovery. “We need to continue advancing policies that spur growth and create jobs," Reid said. "It's time for Republicans to let go of their failed austerity policies that weigh down our economy and prevent a speedier recovery. We simply can't cut our way to prosperity." During President Barack Obama's first three years...
  • Gibbs: Issa charges against IRS ‘shameful,’ owes agency apology

    06/03/2013 8:12:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/3/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday pushed back at House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) claims that top officials from the IRS’s Washington, D.C. office directed the targeting of conservative groups, calling the allegations unsubstantiated and “shameful.” “Republicans are on the verge of overplaying their hand publicly and the American people will quickly lose interest on their side in this,” Gibbs said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “They want to see the IRS cleaned up, but they understand that Darrell Issa is doing nothing more than politicizing this event. To throw around the words ‘liar’ and ‘perjury’...
  • Barbara Boxer uses Oklahoma tornado to push carbon tax

    05/21/2013 9:48:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/21/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer blamed the tornado that devastated Oklahoma on global warming during a Senate floor speech Tuesday, using the opportunity to push her own plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions. “This is climate change,” Boxer said. “This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago — it’s been a while — the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather.” “Carbon could cost us the planet,” Boxer added, plugging her own carbon tax...
  • The scandals are falling apart (seriously)

    05/17/2013 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2013 | Ezra Klein
    Things go wrong in government. Sometimes it’s just bad luck. Sometimes it’s rank incompetence. Sometimes it’s criminal wrongdoing. Most of the time you never hear about it. Or, if you do hear about it, the media eventually gets bored talking about it (see warming, global). But every so often an instance of government wrongdoing sprouts wings and becomes something quite exciting: A political scandal. The crucial ingredient for a scandal is the prospect of high-level White House involvement and wide political repercussions. Government wrongdoing is boring. Scandals can bring down presidents, decide elections and revive down-and-out political parties. Scandals can...