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  • Obama's gender warning: The fundamental transform of our country is accelerating

    05/16/2016 5:46:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    "I am not a dictator, I am the president." -- President Obama That statement has become inoperative in light of the Obama administration's diktat to the nation's public schools that they must accommodate transgendered students when it comes to restrooms, shower and changing areas. This follows the administration's attempt to force North Carolina to violate privacy and religious concerns, not to mention tradition and common sense by ordering that state to allow people who "identify" with a gender different from the one they were born with to use the rest room of their choice. Standing on principle, not to mention...
  • It's Oliver Cromwell's birthday - here's his speech throwing out the corrupt Parliament

    04/25/2016 5:53:08 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 22 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/25/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my...
  • Obama Claims Power to Make Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Social Security, Disability

    04/06/2016 2:33:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    Does the president of the United States have the power to unilaterally tell millions of individuals who are violating federal law that he will not enforce that law against them now, that they may continue to violate that law in the future and that he will take action that makes them eligible for federal benefit programs for which they are not currently eligible due to their unlawful status? Through Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, President Barack Obama is telling the Supreme Court exactly this right now. The solicitor general calls what Obama is doing "prosecutorial discretion." He argues that under this...
  • ...Obama Meets With Cuban-Americans Ahead of Cuba Trip [Sell Out Estefans Bow Knee To Hussein]

    03/17/2016 4:19:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ....Obama held a meeting Wednesday with 16 Cuban-Americans, including music producer Emilio Estefan.... ....Estefan asked the president to meet with Cuban dissidents and create a plan of action for a more democratic Cuba. "It doesn't make sense if you go and nothing happens in the end, I think this is good that Cuban people will decide and I think that in order to decide they will have to have free elections," Estefan said.
  • The Banality of Evil's Brood - Review: Jay Nordlinger, 'Children of Monsters...'

    02/28/2016 10:18:22 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 28, 2016 | Juliana Geran Pilon
    Do psychopathic dictators spawn monsters? Jay Nordlinger's answer is a qualified yes. And it's the qualifiers that make Children of Monsters: An Inquiry Into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators such a riveting and informative read. In the easy, elegant style that is to be expected from a senior editor of National Review, Nordlinger coaxes his reader into a universe of evil all the more astonishing for its ubiquity: the twenty men whose offspring he selects for scrutiny span the globe. China, Japan, Russia, North Korea, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Cuba, Haiti, five African countries (the Democratic Republic of the...
  • Obama's Cuba Trip is a Reward to Dictators

    02/24/2016 7:57:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    resident Obama makes no secret of his eagerness to visit Cuba, but as recently as December he insisted that there would be no such trip until human rights and civil liberties on the island had improved. "What I've said to the Cuban government is, if . . . we're seeing some progress in the liberty and freedom and possibilities of ordinary Cubans, I'd love to use a visit as a way of highlighting that progress, "Obama told Yahoo! News. "If we're going backwards, then there's not much reason for me to be there." Cuba is going backwards. By all accounts,...
  • The End of the Republic [Book Review of Robert Harris' "Dictator"]

    02/14/2016 11:22:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 14, 2016 | Daniel Wiser
    In his Republic, Cicero produced one of history's staunchest defenses for a career in politics. Composed in the late 50s B.C. while the Roman republic enjoyed a period of precarious stability under the triumvirate of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus, and styled after the famous work of Plato, the Republic first addressed the claims of those who want nothing to do with governing the state, and would prefer a quiet life unsullied by politics. Politicians, after all, tend to be "worthless," according to these critics. Moreover, who would want to try to rule a capricious citizenry, or subject themselves to "foul...
  • How Donald Trump Broke the GOP’s Music Curse (he keeps playing Adele even after she complains)

    02/07/2016 9:43:21 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 7 2016 | Review Troy
    Donald Trump has been blowing up the old traditional GOP certainties left and right, and this week he overturned another one. In what seemed like an embarrassing rebuke, on February 1, Adele told the Republican front-runner that he didn’t have her permission to use her songs at his massive campaign events. Adele might just be the world’s most popular singer at the moment, and any normal candidate would have folded his tent, chastened. Not Trump. At his rally in Little Rock, Arkansas two days later the crowd of thousands listened to Adele’s “Skyfall” before Trump’s helicopter landed. A day after...
  • Donal Trump says he will force Apple to build its "computers and things" in the United States

    01/18/2016 5:29:49 PM PST · by Tzfat · 124 replies
    9 To 5 Mac ^ | 1/18/2016 | Chance Miller
    Trump told the audience at Liberty University that to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States he would make Apple "build their damn computers and things in this country." While this isn't a bad idea, or even the first time it has been suggested, Trump didn't offer any specifics on how he would force Apple to abruptly change its manufacturing. "Please, we have such amazing people in this country: smart, sharp, energetic, they're amazing," Trump said. 'I was saying make America great again, and I actually think we can say now, and I really believe this, we're gonna get...
  • Trump for Dictator

    01/06/2016 1:57:24 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/06/15 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Electing Trump Dictator is the safest dangerous choice we can make--and in this time only a dangerous choice will do “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”—Lord Acton A Dictator Trump, if benign, is our only hope for salvation. A President Trump would be bound by his own sense of propriety if not by the Constitution. The current Dictator, Obama, operates without any regard for propriety or the Constitution. A Dictator Trump would excel a President Trump because a Dictator Trump would assume the powers of an Obama, but would use them for good rather than evil, i.e....
  • Obama to bypass congress on gun control

    01/02/2016 12:51:40 AM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 68 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 2 2016 | Staffer
    President Obama has said he will take unilateral action to tackle the problem of gun violence in the US. In his first weekly address of 2016, Mr Obama said he would meet Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss actions he could take. He said he was using his executive powers as president because the US Congress has failed to address the problem. Analysts say there will be a backlash from gun activists and Republicans. But Mr Obama told Americans that he had received too many letters from parents, and teachers, and children, to sit around and do nothing. "We know...
  • WORLD'S TOP SNOWBOARDERS TO TOUR KIM JONG-UN’S NEW SKI RESORT

    12/31/2015 7:16:02 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | TEDDY CUTLER
    In a move to increase visitors by 2020, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited three of the world’s leading snowboarders to tour his country’s new Masikryong ski resort in January. Terje Haakonsen, Dan Liedahl—known as “Danimals”—and Mike Ravelson will visit the resort at the summit of the 4,460-foot Taehwa Peak near Wonson, a port city on North Korea’s east coast, according to a press release from Uri Tours, a New York-based company that describes itself as “facilitating travel to North Korea.” The tour is also open to members of the public, with a single ticket (for seven nights...
  • Trump Threatens 35% Tax on Ford if Mexico Operations Expand

    12/26/2015 9:13:54 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 396 replies
    Mustang 360 ^ | 12/23/2015 | John Gilbert
    It was the Detroit News headline "Trump goes after Ford Motor Co." not how long Hillary went overtime in the restroom that got our attention. Donald Trump made a whistle stop outside Grand Rapids, Michigan to take aim at Ford’s plans to expand production in Mexico. Trump promised if elected he would threaten manufacturers with big tariffs on imports to discourage building manufacturing plants south of the border. Trump to Ford, "If you build that plant in Mexico, I’m going to charge you 35 percent on every car, truck part that you send into our country," he said. "Every single...
  • Greenfield: Trump, Dictatorship and Competing With An Illiberal Left

    12/26/2015 10:59:30 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 49 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, December 24, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, December 24, 2015 Trump, Dictatorship and Competing With An Illiberal Left Posted by Daniel Greenfield A number of editorials have appeared in center-right outlets accusing Trump supporters of wanting a dictator. Well obviously. Politics is a competition. Everyone wants to win the game based on the rules of the game. And the current rules of the game are not Constitutional. The left wanted a dictator. Obama gave them one. He implemented laws, started wars and took on powers which were not only beyond his authority, but which were opposed by the majority of Americans and elected legislators in Congress....
  • Admit It: You Just Want Your Own Dictator [And He's Trump]

    12/25/2015 7:53:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 295 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/24/2015 | David Harsanyi
    This incessant clamoring by voters and punditry for better "leaders" and more "leadership" is one of the most unsavory, dangerous, and un-American tendencies in political discourse. When Donald Trump was asked last week by Joe Scarborough what he made of an endorsement from Vladimir Putin -- a thug who's probably murdered journalists and political opponents and more -- the GOP presidential front-runner responded, "He's running his country, and at least he's a leader, unlike what we have in this country." Then he offered an incredibly dumb moral equivalency about how the United States also does "plenty of killing." There was...
  • The 'Isolationist' Smear

    12/18/2015 11:25:52 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | December 18, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    After the latest Republican presidential debate, the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin argued that Ted Cruz had undone himself “courting” the “​Trumpkin base,” sinking “further into the far-right brew of isolationism and xenophobia.” And to prove this contention, Rubin grabbed hold of two words Cruz used, “​America”​ and “​first,”​ to claim that the senator from Texas was signaling support for 1930s/’​40s-style isolationism. This is a pretty popular accusation on the hawkish Right. Marco Rubio has also called Cruz an isolationist. Having watched the debate, though, as Donald Trump might complain, I think it is unfair. What I heard was not a...
  • Obama should be impeached; removed from office as unfit to serve; or forced to resign

    12/06/2015 5:49:41 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 133 replies
    It is obvious that Obama is either treasonous or unfit to serve because of his love and loyalty to Islam (the enemy) or just plain incompetence. He admits that our country is under sustained attack, but refuses to recognize the obvious enemy (aiding and abetting) and refuses to secure the borders, secure the nation, or even enforce the law, and instead wants to unconstitutionally disarm we the people. These are treasonous acts during wartime. Impeach and remove or force him to resign ala Richard Nixon. IMPEACH THE BASTARD!!
  • Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe wins China's Nobel Peace Prize

    10/24/2015 3:22:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2015 | Richard Spencer
    China has awarded its home-grown equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize to Robert Mugabe, the man accused of driving Zimbabwe into poverty during his rule of more than three decades. The Confucius Peace Prize, set up in 2010 after the Nobel original was awarded to a Chinese dissident infuriating the ruling Communist Party, was a reward for Mr Mugabes inspired national leadership and service to pan-Africanism. "He has overcome difficulties of all kinds and has strongly committed himself to constructing his nation's political and economic order, while strongly supporting pan-Africanism and African independence," the citation read. Zimbabwe has become closely...
  • Obama says GOP candidates are like Grumpy Cat

    10/23/2015 6:53:44 PM PDT · by 100American · 30 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | Friday, October 23, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/23/obama-says-gop-candidates-are-like-grumpy-cat/ President Obama ridiculed congressional Republicans and the GOP presidential candidates Friday as gloomy doomsayers. They are like Grumpy Cat, Mr. Obama said, referring to a popular meme and making a frowning face. Everything is terrible according to them. Were doomed! Speaking at a Democratic Womens Leadership Forum in Washington, the president said GOP presidential candidates are in the Twilight Zone by pretending the years under President George W. Bush were pleasant. You listen to them and theyve constructed this entire separate reality, he said. If you listen to them, its like those were the good old days. Then I...
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer -is this just a movie or an allegory to what we all face...

    10/23/2015 5:08:44 PM PDT · by 100American · 38 replies
    Allegory Examples in Literature Below are some famous examples of Allegory in Literature: 1. Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is an allegory that uses animals on a farm to describe the overthrow of the last of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and the Communist Revolution of Russia before WW II. The actions of the animals on the farm are used to expose the greed and corruption of the revolution. It also describes how powerful people can change the ideology of a society. One of the cardinal rules on the farm for the animals is: All animals are equal but...
  • TRUMP TO SUPPORTERS: STOP WATCHING MEGYN KELLY

    10/19/2015 3:42:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 143 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | John Nolte
    Apparently, the feud between Donald Trump and Fox News has now morphed into one where Trump can say whatever he wants and Fox News will still allow him to come on the network to pitch his case to voters. Case in point: Sunday afternoon, Trump told his supporters to stop watching Megyn Kellys primetime show.
  • Exclusive: Obama to issue new Cuba rules

    09/18/2015 6:15:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    The Obama administration has finalized new rules that sidestep Congress and continue to unilaterally chip away at the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba. The new regulations, written by the Commerce and Treasury Departments, expand and clarify rules issued in January that increase travel and trade between the U.S. and Cuba as part of the White House's decision to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba.
  • Pope Francis to visit Fidel Castro on Cuba visit [WON'T meet dissidents?]

    09/16/2015 3:39:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Premier.org ^ | 9/16/15 | Hannah Tooley
    The Pope is set to meet Fidel Castro during his visit to Cuba this weekend. The Vatican has said the meeting between the pontiff and the former Cuban leader is "highly likely" to take place in the capital, Havana. According to The Times the Pope will then visit two other Cuban cities, Holguin and Santiago de Cuba.
  • Obama to rename Mount McKinley

    08/30/2015 2:30:56 PM PDT · by al baby · 79 replies
    e mail | Today | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.
  • Man jailed for 30 years and mother of two gets 28 years for insulting 'revered' Thai monarchy on FB

    08/09/2015 1:33:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2016 | Jay Akbar
    ...Pongsak Sriboonpeng was sentenced to 60 years - 10 for each message - but his prison term was halved after he admitted to wrongdoing, according to watchdog group iLaw. A mother-of-two from the northern Chiang Mai province also pleaded guilty to posting offensive comments and had her sentenced to 28 years. The exact details of what they said - or who they sent the messages to - has not been disclosed..... Those accused of defaming, insulting or threatening the monarchy face prison terms ranging from three to 15 years on each count. Sriboopeng's trial was conducted behind closed door because...
  • OBAMA IS A REALLY BIG FAN OF NIGERIA'S MUSLIM DICTATOR

    07/21/2015 9:00:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/21/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama did everything he could to undermine Nigeria's Christian president Jonathan Goodluck in his fight against the Islamic terrorists of Boko Haram. The administration kicked and screamed against even naming Boko Haram a terrorist organization. Every offer of aid was undermined with more claims that Nigeria was violating Muslim civil rights. Finally Obama got what he wanted. Nigeria's former Muslim dictator was "elected" and began promptly Islamizing key portions of the military. Then he came to Washington D.C. for a victory lap. Obama on Monday offered strong support for Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari, saying he had a "clear...
  • Obama administration scales back deportations in policy shift

    07/19/2015 7:47:10 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jerry Markon
    The Obama administration has begun a profound shift in its enforcement of the nations immigration laws, aiming to hasten the integration of long-term illegal immigrants into society rather than targeting them for deportation, according to documents and federal officials. In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has taken steps to ensure that the majority of the United States 11.3 million undocumented immigrants can stay in this country, with agents narrowing enforcement efforts to three groups of illegal migrants: convicted criminals, terrorism threats or those who recently crossed the border.
  • N.C. Democratic chairman defends controversial choice of Ben Chavis

    02/12/2014 8:33:10 PM PST · by csvset · 3 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Feb. 12, 2014 | Jim Morrill
    Despite a firestorm of criticism, North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller Wednesday left open the possibility of hiring civil rights leader Ben Chavis to run the party. Voller canceled a morning news conference at which he was expected to name Chavis as party executive director. Instead, the party has an interim director, days after Voller fired Robert Dempsey from the post. The decision came after what was described as a contentious conference call Tuesday night with more than 100 party leaders. Many Democrats objected to Chavis, an Oxford native who has been a high-profile civil rights figure. He was...
  • Why does President Obama criticize the Supreme Court so much?

    06/21/2015 8:43:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    wapo ^ | June 20, 2015 | Greg Jaffe
    President Obama seemed to relish the chance to take yet another swipe at the Supreme Court justices who were deliberating a case that could determine the fate of his landmark health-care law. This should be an easy case, he said earlier this month regarding the latest legal showdown over the Affordable Care Act. Frankly, it probably shouldnt even have been taken up. This time the president was taking questions from reporters at a recent summit of world leaders in Germany. The case before the court would decide whether millions of Americans who receive tax subsidies to buy health insurance on...
  • Secret CIA effort in Syria faces large funding cut

    06/12/2015 8:43:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2015 | By Greg Miller and Karen DeYoung
    Key lawmakers have moved to slash funding of a secret CIA operation to train and arm rebels in Syria, a move that U.S. officials said reflects rising skepticism of the effectiveness of the agency program and the Obama administrations strategy in the Middle East. The House Intelligence Committee recently voted unanimously to cut as much as 20 percent of the classified funds flowing into a CIA program that U.S. officials said has become one the agencys largest covert operations, with a budget approaching $1 billion a year. There is a great deal of concern on a very bipartisan basis with...
  • Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

    05/18/2015 6:26:02 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 58 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2015 7:28 AM (ET) | By NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.
  • Push to write new war powers for Obama stalls in Congress

    05/18/2015 6:21:16 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 6 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2015 3:17 AM (ET) | By DEB RIECHMANN
    snip Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was recently asked whether Congress was still going to craft a new AUMF. "What does that stand for?" Corker joked, knowing that it stands for Authorization for the Use of Military Force. But his five words said a lot.
  • Sen. Corker Wants to Appoint Obama as Dictator

    04/20/2015 5:01:56 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 21 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/20/15 | Steve Berman
    Sen. Bob Corker has authored a bill to hand President Obama theImperium Magnumin Rome it was called dictatorin regards to his caplituating deal with Iran. In doing so, he has not only trashed the Constitution, but also the Senates own rules, bestowing an authority never intended for the chief executive to possess. The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committeehas authority, by Senate Rule XXX, to act upon treaties, but Corker, along with Sen. Robert Menendez and91%-certain-to-be-running-for-presidentSen. Lindsey Graham, have come up with a scheme to make it appear as if the Senate opposed Obamas nuclear dalliance with Irans regime,...
  • Castro gives Obama 'very emotional' apology - Obama not interested in battles before he was born

    04/11/2015 12:53:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Im not interested in having battles that frankly started before I was born, Obama said. The Cold Wars been over for a long time.Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday expressed remorse that President Obama had inherited the hostile relationship between Cuba and the U.S. during his time in office. The Lebanon Daily Star reported that the Communist leader apologized to Obama during the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama City. He also absolved the president of any role increasing tensions between the two nations during his remarks. I apologize to President Obama and the others here, Castro told an...
  • Obama, Congress on collision course over Iran nuke deal

    04/06/2015 5:22:00 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/6/2015 | Staff
    "... He [Obama] reiterated his opposition to legislation that would give Congress final say in approving or rejecting a deal, but said he hoped to find a path to allow Congress to "express itself." ..."
  • Officials: US-Iran agree on preliminary nuke deal but differ on how much can be disclosed

    04/02/2015 8:57:33 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 58 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 2, 2015 | MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN
    Iran and and six world powers have agreed on the outlines of an understanding that would open the path to a final phase of nuclear negotiations but are in a dispute over how much to make public, officials told The Associated Press Thursday. The officials spoke outside week-long talks that have busted through a March 31 deadline in an effort to formulate a general statement of what has been accomplished and documents setting down what the sides need to do by the end of June deadline for a deal. Swiss officials facilitating the negotiations set a news conference for later...
  • Obama-Backed Muslim Ex-Dictator Wins Nigerian Election (Boko Haram jazzed)

    04/01/2015 4:37:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 3/31/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Boko Haram was a vehicle for Muslim political interests inside and outside Nigeria to destabilize the oil-rich country. By the end, even the Obama administration made it clear that Muhammadu Buhari, the Muslim ex-dictator who had seized power in a coup before being overthrown, was their choice. Simpson reports that Secretary of State John Kerry made a mockery of the administrations pretext by hinting in January meetings with both Jonathan and Buhari that the Obama administration might allow weapon sales after the election. Now the election came out their way, but the weapons sales may be surplus to requirements. Boko...
  • Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins

    03/31/2015 3:35:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    A spokesman for Gen Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) party praised Mr Jonathan, saying: "He will remain a hero for this move. The tension will go down dramatically." The APC issued a statement after the result was announced, calling for "calm, sober celebrations" and warning supporters not to attack opponents. "He or she is not with me, whoever does that," the new president said. ... It is the fourth time the former military ruler, 72, has sought the presidency. He ruled Nigeria from January 1984 until August 1985, taking charge after a military coup in December 1983. Mr Jonathan had...
  • Obama: By Hook Or Crook, Ill Expand Government

    03/22/2015 9:37:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 22, 2015 | By Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama says hes going to push the limits on presidential power as far as he can go during the last two years of his tenure. Where [elected Republicans in Congress] are not willing to work with us, we will do it administratively or we will convene the private sector, he said in a friendly interview with The Huffington Post. By hook or by crook, he added. Obama said his big-government push would make sure that when I leave this office, that the country is more prosperous, more people have opportunity, kids have a better education, were more competitive,...
  • Obama Praises Iranian Dictator in Nowruz Address, Throws US Allies Under Bus

    03/21/2015 5:17:30 AM PDT · by Son House · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2015 | Jordan Schachte
    President Obama adds: In this sense, Irans leaders have a choice between two paths. If they cannot agree to a reasonable deal, they will keep Iran on the path its on todaya path that has isolated Iran, and the Iranian people, from so much of the world, caused so much hardship for Iranian families, and deprived so many young Iranians of the jobs and opportunities they deserve. President Obama continues to speak of Irans leaders as if anyone other than the Ayatollah would have a final say on the nuclear deal. His White House has frequently decried congressional efforts to...
  • France Takes Toughest Line at Iran Nuclear Talks

    03/20/2015 3:58:58 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 15 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 3/20/2015 | Jay Soloman
    LAUSANNE, SwitzerlandFrance is again adopting the toughest line against Iran in negotiations aimed at curbing Tehrans nuclear program, potentially placing Paris at odds with the Obama administration as a diplomatic deadline to forge an agreement approaches at month-end. President Barack Obama called French President Franois Hollande on Friday to discuss the Iran diplomacy and try to unify their positions. The presidents reaffirmed their commitment to a deal while noting that Iran must take steps to resolve several remaining issues, the White House said. French diplomats have been publicly pressing the U.S. and other world powers not to give ground on...
  • Obama Urges Soviet-Style Voting Laws

    03/19/2015 9:39:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Forcing Americans to vote under threat of legal penalty would help to fundamentally transform America Forcing Americans to vote under threat of legal penalty would help to fundamentally transform America, President Obama told a town hall-style meeting in Cleveland yesterday. It is the latest radical leveling scheme that flows from the presidents totalitarian impulses. It is also consistent with his support for Net Neutrality, which is a form of censorship and his opposition to the landmark Citizens United decision that affirmed a conservative activist groups constitutionally guaranteed right to make a movie critical of Hillary Clinton. It is an assault...
  • Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting

    03/19/2015 8:00:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/19/2015 | Holly Yan
    The president whose major policy achievement is mandatory health insurance thinks maybe voting should be mandatory, too. Asked how to offset the influence of big money in politics, President Barack Obama suggested it's time to make voting a requirement. "Other countries have mandatory voting," Obama said Wednesday in Cleveland, where he spoke about the importance of middle class economics, and was asked about the issue during a town hall. "It would be transformative if everybody voted -- that would counteract money more than anything," he said, adding it was the first time he had shared the idea publicly. The clout...
  • Obama calls for mandatory voting in U.S.

    03/18/2015 2:34:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 136 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama, whose party was trounced in last years midterm election due to poor turnout among Democrats, endorsed the idea of mandatory voting Wednesday. It would be transformative if everybody voted, Mr. Obama said during a town-hall event in Cleveland. That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country. Mr. Obama raised the subject during a discussion of curbing the influence of campaign donations in U.S. elections. The president said he had never discussed the idea publicly before, but said Australia and some other countries have compulsory...
  • Dont even think it: GOP warns Obama not to try executive-fiat tax hikes

    03/18/2015 11:55:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | By Stephen Dinan
    Congresss two top tax chairmen warned President Obama on Wednesday not to claim unilateral executive powers to raise taxes on his own, saying it violates the Constitution and ruins chances for a lasting deal. Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said they were troubled by White Houses announcement earlier this month that Mr. Obama is very interested in exploring what options he has to raise taxes without going through Congress. This would be a mistake, both constitutionally and politically, the two lawmakers said, adding...
  • Obama redefines the lame duck presidency [barf]

    03/18/2015 12:47:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | March 17, 2015 | By Stephen Collinson
    Washington (CNN)At the time in his tenure when most presidents fret over their waning clout, Barack Obama is redefining the concept of the lame duck. His administration has been energized by his aggressive use of executive power. Some of the most hard-won achievements of his early years in office are beginning to pay off. And his political luck seems to be turning. With a term and a half behind him, Obama's prospects are brighter than they have been for years. "We are on offense," said a White House official, who was not authorized to speak publicly, noting with satisfaction that...
  • Obama "Very Interested" In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action

    03/02/2015 12:21:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is "very interested" in the idea of raising taxes through unitlateral executive action. "The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans," Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action. "Now I don't want to leave you with the impression that there is some imminent announcement, there is not, at least that I know...
  • Imagine that! Josh Earnest: Obama could use executive action to raise corporate taxes

    03/02/2015 12:19:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 2, 2015 | Staff
    As with so many other things, when it comes to finding ways to pad the governments pockets, President Obama prefers to skip over that whole Congress thing. Just ask Josh Earnest! According to him, forcing corporations to pay more in taxes through executive action is an option the president would like to keep on his table:
  • Obama Dares GOP: Go Ahead, Have a Vote on Whether What Im Doing Is LegalI Will Veto

    02/26/2015 1:51:58 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 2-26-2015 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal. Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders at an immigration town hall Wednesday, Obama said he would veto the vote because his actions are the right thing to do: So in the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what Im doing is legal or not, they can have that vote. I will veto that vote, because Im absolutely confident that what were doing is the...
  • Obama says he wont be deterred by one federal judge on immigration

    02/25/2015 11:57:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    A confident President Obama said Wednesday he wont be stopped by one federal judge, telling a Miami crowd hell move ahead with his controversial executive action on immigration and vowing his administration will become even more aggressive in the weeks and months to come. At a town hall meeting hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC, the president also threatened to veto GOP-backed legislation that would undo his immigration action. That measure is expected to come up for a vote later this week. Mr. Obama took executive steps last year to halt deportations for millions of illegal immigrants, but a federal judge...