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  • EU unveils vast plan to merge 28 energy markets

    02/25/2015 6:15:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2015 8:18 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    The European Union’s executive has unveiled a vast plan to boost coordination between the EU’s 28 national energy markets to wean Europe off unstable Russian gas supplies and provide cheaper energy for consumers. European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič on Wednesday called it “undoubtedly the most ambitious energy project” since the inception of the EU over half a century ago. He believes that improving links across borders in Europe’s energy grid could save businesses and consumers up to €40 billion ($45.4 billion) a year. A more energy-independent Europe will also increase the EU’s political options in eastern Europe. […] “Our...
  • Kerry to Iran: Stop Your Nuclear Program for 10 Years and the US will Let You Build a Nuclear Weapon

    02/23/2015 9:40:29 AM PST · by rightistight · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/23/15 | Aurelius
    In a horrifying new report, John Kerry and top United States negotiators are willing to let Iran have the ability to build a nuclear weapon, so long as they do not build one for ten years. According to insiders, The idea would be to reward Iran for good behavior over the last years of any agreement, by gradually lifting constraints on its uranium enrichment program imposed as part of a deal that would also would slowly ease sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Specifically, the deal would allow Iran to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make nuclear...
  • Why are Americans confused about Obama's religion?

    02/22/2015 3:22:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 22, 2015 | Byron York
    "..........In June,2012, Gallup asked,"Do you happen to know the religious faith of Barack Obama?" Forty-four percent said they did not know,while 36 percent said he is a Christian, 11 percent said he is a Muslim, and eight percent said he has no religion. The "don't know" group included 36 percent of Democrats.(A larger number of Republicans, 47 percent, said they didn't know Obama's religion,as did 46 percent of independents.).............Whenever the issue pops up, Obama's most ardent supporters are quick to blame conservative media for misperceptions about Obama's religion. But it's possible something in Obama's public presentation of himself has also...
  • Marie Harfs College Thesis: Right-Wing Support for Israel Complicates Foreign Policy

    02/20/2015 1:37:24 PM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 20, 2015 | David Steinberg
    Reports Patrick Howley at the Daily Caller: State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf wrote her college honors thesis on how conservative evangelical support for Israel complicates U.S. foreign policy, according to Indiana University records. This doesnt appear to be a stretch of the source material by any means. Howley precisely quotes the article College Luminary Marie Harf followed father to IU, political science which was published on November 10 last year on an Indiana University website: She credits her IU professors and especially her undergraduate honors advisors, political science professors Mike McGinnis and Marjorie Hershey, and English and Jewish studies...
  • Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest

    02/20/2015 11:31:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Where does the Obama Administration find these people? How did Marie Harf - the deputy spokesperson for the State Department's Bureau of Public Affairs - get her job? On Monday she provided the latest proof that Barack Obama and the people he's surrounded himself with are not just dangerously incompetent, they're idiots. Appearing on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," Harf said the best way to fight Islamic terrorism is not with guns and bombs but with job programs. That's right. After watching barbaric ISIS armies sweeping across the deserts of the Middle East and slaughtering innocents by the thousands for...
  • Defense Stocks Tell All We Need to Know About Unstable World

    02/19/2015 2:54:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Matt Towery
    The old rule of thumb has been that dovish presidents were a big negative for the so-called "military industrial complex." But that certainly has not been the case in the recent years of the Obama administration. Not that the president likely has intended that to be the case. Take, for example, those who have followed news stories about the sales of defense-related products and equipment following the so-called Arab Spring of 2012, and during the subsequent chaos in the Middle East that many dubbed the Arab Winter. Anyone paying attention to all this would pretty much have known that buying...
  • 20 Reasons It Will Be Great To Replace Obama With a Republican in 2016

    02/17/2015 4:08:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | John Hawkins
    1) Itll finally give Obama a chance to pursue his real passion, golf. 2) And it will also give Joe Biden a chance to pursue his lifelong passion: chasing squirrels. 3) Al Sharpton will have to start paying his taxes again. 4) Well finally have someone in office who doesnt think its a good thing when more Americans end up out of jobs and on the dole. 5) Forcing public school kids to eat kale and tofu dogs will suddenly drop way down the priority scale for the President of the United States. 6) The day after a Republican...
  • Sowell: Glib 'Happy Talk'

    02/16/2015 11:53:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 17, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    When Alfred E. Neuman said "What me worry?" on the cover of Mad magazine, it was funny. But this message was not nearly as funny coming from President Barack Obama and his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice. In a musical comedy, it would be hilarious to have the president send out his "happy talk" message by someone whose credibility was already thoroughly discredited by her serial lies on television about the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012. Unfortunately indeed, tragically the world today is about as far from a musical comedy as you can get, with terrorists rampaging across...
  • Nightmare scenario unfolding for Obama at Ayn al-Assad Air base

    02/14/2015 9:55:34 AM PST · by rktman · 103 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/14/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The massive air base at Ayn al-Assad in Iraqs Anbar Province hosts 400 US Service members, who are training Iraq Air Force personnel. They now are in danger of serving as hostages to ISIS, which has conquered the nearby city of Al Baghdadi and already threatened the perimeter of the base. As a result, US helicopters have been brought in to provide close ground support for the Iraqi boots on the ground. CNN:
  • Yemen Falls Apart: Marines Forced to Destroy Weapons, U.S. Embassy Evacuated,

    02/12/2015 6:29:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Despite President Obama claiming in September that U.S. strategy used to combat terrorism in Yemen has been a "success," so successful in fact that it should be used to defeat ISIS, the country continues to fall apart. Late yesterday the United States evacuated the U.S. embassy in Yemen and Marines were bizarrely ordered by the State Department to destroy issued weapons on their way out. The British and French also closed and evacuated their embassies yesterday citing safety and security concerns. The Marine Security Force left the American embassy in Yemen for the movement to the airfield as part of...
  • Worse Than No Strategy

    02/11/2015 3:21:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Cliff May
    It seems like only yesterday that President Obama was being criticized for having no strategy to counter the jihadi threat. In fact, it was about ten days ago. Peggy Noonan’s Feb. 1 Wall Street Journal column was headlined: “America’s Strategy Deficit.”Since then, a different perception has been taking root: Mr. Obama does indeed have a strategy – a “secret strategy,” one that is alarmingly misguided.According to this theory, he believes that fighting terrorism requires accommodating the regime long recognized by the U.S. government as the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism: the Islamic Republic of Iran.He may also see the Islamic...
  • Egyptian Democratic Coalition Responds to Obama

    08/19/2013 3:24:27 AM PDT · by iontheball · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 19, 2013 | Free Egyptians Party
    The National Salvation Front, a coalition of pro-democratic and secular parties in Egypt, set out its objections to remarks made by President Barack Obama Thursday on the escalating violence in Egypt. Led by Ahmed Said of the Free Egyptians Party, the group issued the following letter: "Like most Egyptians, we listened with attention to your statement on Egypt's latest developments. As representatives of the non-Islamic political forces in Egypt, we believe in the same fundamental values on which the U.S. was founded. Be we also have 7,000 years of civilization and history that give us a special identity that we...
  • Rice: US not facing 'existential' threats

    02/06/2015 3:10:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    Susan Rice pushed back on critics of President Obama's foreign policy Friday as she unveiled the White Houses new national security strategy. Rice, the White House's national security adviser, said in a speech at the Brookings Institution that the nation is stronger than we have been in a very long time despite the bitter debates raging in Washington. Too often, what's missing here in Washington is a sense of perspective. Yes, there is a lot going on. Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World...
  • The Bloody Crescent: The Danger of Obama and Libertarians

    02/06/2015 8:26:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | John Ransom
    It may take ten years or even twenty years to repair the damage done to America's security through the deliberate foreign policy initiatives followed by the three horsemen of the Apocalypse, Kerry, Clinton and Obama. That is, of course, if the damage is able to be repaired at all. Whether we can fix American security largely depends on the views of the next person we elect as president of the United States. There exists in the world today a bloody crescent stretching from Morocco through North Africa, around the Mediterranean Sea, slicing its way through Mesopotamia, Persia, near Asia and...
  • Time for Scott Walker to get serious about foreign policy

    01/31/2015 7:08:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/31/2015 | Philip Klein
    It came as no surprise to me that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dazzled the audience at the recent Iowa Freedom Summit. I have long touted the potential strength of Walker as a presidential candidate. He has an impressive record of actual governing accomplishments and has advanced conservative ideas in the face of fierce opposition from unions and liberal activists nationwide. Hes also demonstrated clear political skill in winning three elections in four years in a blue state. At a time of division among Republicans, its hard to think of another candidate who can excite conservatives as much as Walker without...
  • The Presidents Yo Mama Diplomacy

    01/28/2015 2:14:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 28, 2015 | Esther Goldberg
    Yo mama (from urbandictionary.com): A term that precedes an inventive insult to the other persons mother. 1. Yo mama so fat, she have to go downstairs sideways. 2. Yo mama so fat when she sits on a rainbow skittles fall out. Back in the days when guys in the hood actually respected their moms, these words were an invitation to fight, notes the Urban Dictionary. Presumably, the Bloods and the Crips (are these guys still around or am I dating myself?) shouted insults at each other until someone started shooting. Remember the World Cup soccer game in the summer of...
  • If the President Couldn't Tell a Lie

    01/27/2015 10:59:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    In the famous 1997 movie comedy "Liar Liar," actor Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who, as a result of his young son's birthday wish being magically fulfilled, cannot tell a lie -- he can only tell the truth -- for 24 hours. Let's imagine that such a wish forced President Obama to do the same, not for 24 hours, but only during his State of the Union address. Here is what he said followed by what he would have said if he could only tell the truth. President Obama (PO): "Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq...
  • Clarice Feldman: Obama's Glozell Diplomacy

    01/25/2015 10:27:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 25, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    This week the bizarre priorities and policies of the President presented themselves in relief so stark even the members of those upscale synagogues headed by J Street rabbis -- the guys who say never again and then support the very Administration that is making again more likely -- must be starting to catch on. In a speech full of platitudes and signifying nothing much at all besides his 1960s style fantasies of history and human behavior, Obama made his Middle East peroration in Cairo in June 2009. Just as he preposterously promised us that upon his election the oceans would...
  • The Morning After the State Before [turning the page]

    01/22/2015 2:35:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | January 21, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    <p>If they ever put a bullet in your brain I'll complain.</p> <p>Obama's strategy for the rest of the world is to "turn the page" on it. Libya, where he chose to go to war, is now a failed state. Syria, where he drew a red line, has some 200,000 dead. ISIS, which he dismissed as the junior varsity of jihad, controls half of Iraq and Syria and is executing US citizens live on camera and auctioning Japanese hostages for a fifth of a billion dollars. In West Africa, to whom his wife held up a pouty-faced cardboard hastag #BringBackOurGirls, the girls haven't been brought back and Boko Haram are setting up a local variant of an ISIS state. In Iran, where he claimed he'd halted their nuclear program, their stockpile of enriched uranium has increased since his so-called deal. Al-Qaeda, which he said for years was" on the run", has just pulled off a high-profile mass murder in Paris that struck at the heart of a core western value freedom of speech.</p>
  • Americans Prefer 'American Sniper' Over Obama's Empty Chair

    01/21/2015 5:59:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Editorial
    Valor: When Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair at the 2012 GOP convention, many thought he'd lost it. Now more Americans are watching his story of hero Chris Kyle than saw the State of the Union. There was a sense of irony in President Obama praising himself for a "persistent, steady resolve" in fighting an Islamic terrorism he refuses to call by name. He delivered his State of the Union speech just as the U.S. military was moving the assault ships Iwo Jima and Fort McHenry into the Red Sea to evacuate American personnel, if necessary, from...
  • GOP abuzz over Mitt Romneys liberal lexicon on poverty, foreign policy

    01/21/2015 11:45:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2015 | Ralph. Z. Hallow
    Mitt Romneys opening pitch for a third shot at the White House left many Republicans scratching their heads, in part because his plans to fight poverty and tyranny seemed to borrow the lexicon of liberals like FDR, LBJ and Woodrow Wilson. With a full house of Republican National Committee members listening aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, Mr. Romney implored his party last week to lift people out of poverty and to make the world safe. The first phrase is a favorite of liberals who gush over Franklin Delano Roosevelts New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnsons Great Society programs...
  • The Policy Equivalent of Ebola: Its Stupid Foreign Policy, Stupid

    01/20/2015 6:05:15 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | John Ransom
    Its hard sometimes with the country intent on navel gazing to get America to pay attention to other parts of the world in their proper context. We only need look at places like Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq to understand this. The conventional wisdom is that the US screwed up those places. The reality is that American intervention in each of these countries gave them their best chance at success, and-- if we failed in each-- it was a failure of the locals mostly, not America. Except in this one regard: America failed each because we failed of nerve. After watching...
  • Iraqi Ambassador to the US: We Must Cleanse Iraq of ISIS

    01/19/2015 6:08:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Gayle Trotter
    [Editor's Note: Gayle Trotter was able to sit down for an interview with Iraq's Ambassador to the United States, for his perspective on the unrest in the Middle East, terrorism, and America's role in fighting ISIS.]Gayle TrotterTell me a little bit about your background and how you find yourself in Washington, D.C., as the representative of your country Iraq? Lukman Faily My major is in mathematics and computer science so my background was always technical. I worked in various companies in the United Kingdom and worked in IT-related industries, primarily consultancy. I moved on into project management, program management and...
  • The Foreign Policy Of The First Tea Party President

    01/16/2015 7:07:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/16/2015 | Angelo Codevilla
    How would the election of such as Sen. Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, or Gov. Mike Pence in 2016 affect U.S. foreign policy? In previous columns, I have outlined what might be the foreign policy proclivities of candidates who represent the Republican Party establishment (e.g., Jeb Bush), the Democratic establishment (Hillary Clinton), of libertarians (Sen. Rand Paul), and of progressives (Sen. Elizabeth Warren) without speculating on the chances any might have of being elected. Were anyone to argue that the foreign policy consequences of a Tea Party president are irrelevant because none is likely to be elected, I would suggest...
  • Sowell: New Year's Irresolution

    01/12/2015 1:05:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 13, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    President Barack Obama's absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show their solidarity with France in its opposition to Islamic terrorists, was another sign of the Obama administration's continuing irresolution in the face of terror. Even the recent courageous message of Egypt's president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, calling on his fellow Muslims around the world to "revolutionize" the interpretation of Islam, to make it more compatible with peaceful relations with other peoples, put no steel in the spine of Barack Obama. From his earliest days in the White House, our president has downplayed the terrorist...
  • SEAL VET LAWMAKER: OBAMAS FOREIGN POLICY INCITES TERRORISTS

    01/09/2015 6:39:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2015 | By Edwin Mora
    Freshman Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former Navy commander and Congress only SEAL veteran, said Obamas foreign policy fueled the terrorist attack on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead on Wednesday. When America doesnt leadand this administration is not leadingthen it fuels and it gives hope to Islamic fundamentalists, Former Navy Commander Rep. Zinke told Breitbart News. Yes, it is appropriate to say Islamic fundamentalist, Islamic radicals because thats what they are, he continued, adding that by denying to characterize Islamic terrorists for what they are, Obama is further fueling the jihadist...
  • Ron Paul On Paris Attack: Bad Foreign Policy Invites Retaliation

    01/07/2015 2:26:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 01/07/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Republican presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul says bad foreign policy is to blame for the Paris terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left at least 12 dead and 11 wounded. Well, you know, partially what the Secretary of State said is true this is pretty obscene, when it comes to violence, and libertarians are pretty annoyed by anybody who initiates violence, said Paul on NewsMaxTVs Steve Malzberg Show Wednesday. This is pretty bad. Paul said the context for the attack, however, was Frances involvement in the Middle East. But in the context of things,...
  • Sanctions on North Korea? Who Cares.

    01/06/2015 12:33:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | D.W. Wilbur
    In a display of resolve the Obama Administration announced new sanctions, a proportional response, directed against the government of North Korea in response to the North Korean dictatorships recent reported cyber-attack involving senior executives of the SONY Corporation. In a country where the citizens have been eating dirt for years because of the communist regimes policies, such a response by Barack Obama will clearly have no impact on the North Korean dictatorships behavior. Aside from the bluster of their official statements, the rogue regime simply isnt very concerned about U.S. sanctions. They will just find ways to skirt any additional...
  • Challenging Obamas Alleged Powers

    01/06/2015 8:50:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/06/15 | Alan Caruba
    Obama is not just the enemy of the Democrats and Republicans in Congress. He is the enemy of the people The good news as 2015 debuts is that President Obama has managed to very nearly decimate the Democratic Party, leaving it weaker in Congress and throughout the nation than it has been in memory. The bad news is that he has weakened the nation in the eyes of the world. He is not trusted by world leaders and his next two years in office will only encourage our enemies. Checking Obamas misuse of his foreign-affairs powers should be a top...
  • Progressives and Disorder

    01/01/2015 4:35:33 PM PST · by Pontiac · 19 replies
    WSJ On-line ^ | Dec. 30, 2014 | Staff
    As the calendar turns toward the final two years of the Obama Presidency, this is a moment to consider the world it has produced. There is no formal Obama Doctrine that serves as the 44th Presidents blueprint for Americas engagement with the world. But it is fair to say that Barack Obama brought into office a set of ideas associated with the progressive, or left-leaning, wing of the Democratic foreign-policy establishment. Leading from behind was the phrase coined in 2011 by an Obama foreign-policy adviser to describe the Presidents approach to the insurrection in Libya against Moammar Gaddafi. That phrase...
  • Rand Pauls Cluelessness on Cuba

    12/26/2014 8:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Now where have we previously heard Senator Rand Pauls clich-fest that constitutes his rebuttal to Senator Marco Rubio on Cuba sanctions? Well, from The Council on Foreign Relations to the New York Times and from Hillary Clinton to The Congressional Black Caucusand thats for starters. And oh, we also heard it repeatedly from every single one of the KGB-trained Cuban spies convicted by U.S. juries recently. The embargo is Castros best friend, Clinton chanted to an extremely friendly audience at the Council on Foreign Relations back in June while citing and promoting her book Hard Choices. The sanctions give Castro...
  • The Welcome Return of the Cheneys [No matter how the Left shrieks]

    06/23/2014 7:15:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/23/2014 | Quin Hilyer
    Shhh Dont tell anybody, because its a big secret: The Cheneys of Wyoming, father and daughter, were largely right about Iraq back in 2003, and they are correct now as well. Former vice president Dick Cheney and former high-ranking State Department official Liz Cheney kicked up a predictable firestorm last week when they wrote a Wall Street Journal column blasting President Obamas foreign and defense policies. Concurrently, they announced a new 501(c)(4) grassroots organization called The Alliance for a Strong America. This group is sure to become a target for lefty loonies and Rand Paul, who doubtless hope to...
  • Obama to Forgo Congress in Lifting Most of Embargo on Cuba

    12/19/2014 9:02:53 AM PST · by rightistight · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/19/14 | Aurelius
    President Obama will unilaterally remove most of the embargo on Cuba, according to John Kavulich of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council and White House officials. According to Mr. Kavulich, by himself, President Obama will remove nearly all restrictions on Cuba and will forgo Congress. The embargo will still exist, but it will be in name only. The embargo is a container its been that way since President Eisenhower thats had regulations and laws put into it and taken out of it and mixed about, Mr. Kavulich said. President Obama is saying, Im going to leave a shell,...
  • Obama To Unilaterally Normalize Relations With Cuba

    12/17/2014 6:24:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    resident Obama announced plans to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba today, including opening an embassy in Cuba."We will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests," Obama claimed, "And instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries."Specifically, the White House took three major steps today as part of their "New Course on Cuba": Initiating discussions to reestablish diplomatic relations, including a U.S. embassy in Havana, and a Cuban embassy in the United States.A review, by the State Department, of Cuba's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism.Relaxing of regulations to facilitate the...
  • The Power of Friendship: Embracing Allies to Revitalize American Leadership (Ted Cruz speech 3pm)

    12/10/2014 2:02:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | December 10, 2014 | Nile Gardiner, Ph.D.
    The Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom is delighted to welcome Senator Ted Cruz to deliver the 9th Margaret Thatcher Freedom Lecture. Previous speakers in the Thatcher Freedom Lecture series have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, journalist and author Charles Krauthammer, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, free market economist Hernando De Soto, historian Victor Davis Hanson, and human rights champion Natan Sharansky. In his address, Senator Cruz will outline his vision for restoring American leadership on the world stage and rebuilding partnerships with key U.S. allies at a time of increasing global threats to the...
  • Hillary Clinton: We Need to Empathize With Americas Enemies

    12/05/2014 8:54:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/05/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Americans who couldn’t get enough of six years of appeasement and pandering to our enemies can get eight more years of the same in 2016.All they have to do is vote Hillary. Who is Ready for Hillary? Iran, North Korea and Al Qaeda. Hillary Clinton is taking heat for saying America should “empathize” and show “respect” for its enemies.The former secretary of State, who is considered a likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, made the remarks during a speech Wednesday at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.Touting an approach she calls “smart power,” Clinton urged America to use “every possible tool and...
  • Hillary: Smart power means empathizing with your enemies

    12/04/2014 12:27:53 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 4, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Its difficult to know where to start with this nonsense from a recent speech given by Hillary Clinton, in which the presumed Democratic front-runner finally defines what she sees as smart power, and what she claims is a 21st-century approach to diplomacy. In large part, the former Secretary of State says it means psychoanalyzing enemies to understand them better, which is exactly what nations have been doing for centuries, if not millenia. Thats why, for instance, our nations turned out experts in Sovietology like Condoleezza Rice, so that they could rise to positions of policymaking importance and apply their...
  • Senate Confirms Producer of Soap Opera as New Ambassador to Hungary

    12/03/2014 4:56:54 PM PST · by rightistight · 28 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/3/14 | Aurelius
    Yesterday, the Senate confirmed in a vote of 52-42 to make a producer of The Bold and The Beautiful the United States new ambassador to Hungary. Colleen Bell also contributed almost one million dollars to the Presidents reelection campaign, a fact that Senator John McCain repeatedly brought up in a fiery speech on the Senate floor denouncing the Presidents nominee. Were about to vote on a totally unqualified individual to be ambassador to a nation which is very important to our national security interest, he said. Her qualifications are as a producer of the television soap opera The Bold and...
  • Dysfunction Washington can agree on: Firing Hagel wont fix Obamas foreign policy team.

    11/27/2014 11:44:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/2014 | By MICHAEL CROWLEY
    It isnt often that left, right and center agree about the Obama White House. But the firing of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week produced a near-unanimous reaction: President Obamas foreign policy team is dysfunctional and in need of a stronger tonic than the exit of a low-profile cabinet member with a light policy footprint. Both Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and The New York Times editorial page agreed that, in the words of the Times, Hagel was not the core of the Obama administrations military problem. That lies with the president and a national security policy that has too often...
  • Obama removing DoD's Hagel

    11/24/2014 7:02:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will announce the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday in the first high-profile personnel move since Democrats suffered significant losses in this month's midterm elections. "In October, Secretary Hagel began speaking with the President about departing the administration given the natural post-midterms transition time," a senior administration official said. Obama will make the announcement with Hagel at 11:00 a.m. According to the White House, a successor will be named "in short order," but Hagel will remain in the post until that person is confirmed by the Senate. A senior administration official praised Hagel as "a steady...
  • Dont Mince Words: Gruber Tapes Show President Obama Is A Liar

    11/20/2014 2:02:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    President Barack Obama is a liar. Thats the takeaway from Massachusetts Institute for Technology professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Grubers video oeuvre of narcissistic honesty. This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies, Gruber said in one of several videos recently uncovered of him explaining at forums and panels over the last several years how Obamacare was dishonestly sold to the public. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said healthy people are...
  • Barack Obama and the Art of the Deal

    11/17/2014 1:59:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 17, 2014 | Andrew B. Wilson
    "........It may be argued that Truman saved Western Europe when he dropped the two atomic bombs on Japan a few weeks later hitting Hiroshima on August 7 and Nagasaki on August 9. That brought the war against Japan to an abrupt end; it also extended a protective nuclear umbrella over Britain, France, and other U.S. allies in Western Europe. All of a sudden, Stalin faced the reality that the U.S. had a new weapon that could destroy whole cities and armies. He would risk his own annihilation if he started a third world war hard on the heels of...
  • Former President Clinton Delivers Foreign Policy Address In Beverly Hills

    Former President Bill Clinton delivered a foreign policy address in Beverly Hills Monday, a day after advising several thousands of youth on financial literacy and receiving an award for his support of jazz. Clinton delivered the inaugural address in the Los Angeles World Affairs Councils new series, Americas Role in the world at a sold-out luncheon at The Beverly Hilton.
  • Stay Classy, Liberals: Gov. Rick Perry Gets Anal Sex Questions At Dartmouth

    11/11/2014 3:32:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    This is liberalism at its finest. Get really angry with someone who holds views different from your own, and then berate that person with hyper-emotional drivel. In this case, the victim was Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who received sexually explicit questions from Dartmouth's student body regarding anal sex during a visit to the college. Perry is a social conservative. According to the Dartmouth, the student newspaper, Perry was there to discuss the midterms, border security, energy initiatives and foreign policy. There was a Q&A sessionand thatswhen things devolved. Both presidents of the College Democrats and Republicans condemned the actions of...
  • Hard Ukraine bargaining leaves sour taste for some in EU

    11/10/2014 12:31:32 PM PST · by McGruff · 9 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Nov 9, 2014 | Alastair Macdonald
    Seeing its gold-spangled blue flag flown on the barricades of Kiev thrilled the European Union, reviving its self-image as a beacon of democracy at a time of growing doubt and economic gloom. But nearly a year on from the first "EuroMaidan" protests that would topple the pro-Moscow president who had spurned an EU trade deal, some in Brussels are disillusioned by the experience of helping Ukraine. EU generosity in waiving import duties and funding gas supplies from Russia may be being abused, they say.
  • [Vanity] Silent Campaign Exposes the Democrats

    11/08/2014 3:36:08 AM PST · by sr4402 · 30 replies
    Vanity | 11/8/2014 | Self
    The Republicans did not have a national campaign except to send back Obama's words to haunt him. It was a nationally silent campaign and whoever came up with it was a genius. As long as the Republican spoke out about any national issue, the Lamestream Media would speak out against it. Whether it was abortion, healthcare, racial bating; it did not matter, the media would take the side of the Democratic party. By avoiding speaking on these issues and focusing like a laser on Obama's misstatements and obvious mistakes (Ebola and ISIL), they avoided the Democrats and the Lamestream Media's...
  • China mocks 'insipid' Obama: America tired of President's 'banality' [eve of his visit]

    11/06/2014 9:17:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    THe Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2014 | Sam Webb
    A mouthpiece of the Chinese Government has described President Obama as 'insipid' and claims U.S. voters are sick of his 'banality'. The state-run Global Times has published an editorial deriding the leader a few days ahead of his visit to the growing economic and military powerhouse. It stated: 'Obama always utters "Yes, we can," which led to the high expectations people had for him. But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters. 'U.S. society has grown tired of his banality.' The criticism comes in the wake of a crushing defeat in the Midterm elections worse...
  • Obama shifting America away from Israel and toward Iran

    10/29/2014 10:30:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2014 | Noah Rothman
    This White Houses relationship with Israel, and particularly Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has always been strained, but it is fair to assume today that American relations with the Wests closest ally in the Middle East are downright hostile. The White House is making it clear for all interested observers that they do not believe close relations with the Israeli government are a priority. AllahPundits dissection of an interview an administration official gave The Atlantics Jeffrey Goldberg, in which Netanyahu was ungraciously described as recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and Aspergery, is a must-read. AllahPundit observed that the unnamed...
  • Putin: Autocrat of All the "Russias"

    10/20/2014 11:44:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is moving with a steady pace to establish his total control over Russia. He’s now pushing a law to help him deal with the last pesky parts of the post-Soviet period of Russian history—that annoying free press. In this Washington Post story, we see that President Putin is doing in Russia what Sen. Harry Reid and fifty-three of his Senate colleagues attempted to do recently with a constitutional amendment to limit free speech. Putin knows he is fairly free to act on the world scene and at home. President Obama is distracted. His administration is perplexed. Having...
  • Scary: See How The Fires Obama Has Set Around The World Will Inevitably Consume America

    10/15/2014 10:37:40 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 14, 2014 | Floyd Brown
    In just six years, Barack Obama has brought our country to the edge of ruin. Its no longer a conspiracy theory to wonder out loud if Obama wants America to fail.Theres no question that he does, and its apparent with his actions.The decisions that hes made as president couldnt have been more irresponsible.And while many rejoice in the coming end of Obamas term as U.S. president, I actually cringeBecause I know that when his time runs out, so does oursCall it treason, call it governmental suicide, call it whatever you want Obamas administration is preparing for its grand exit, and...