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  • Once the hope candidate, Obama in his final days faces a hopeless electorate

    10/30/2016 5:40:20 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 Oct 16 | Greg Jaffe
    LAS VEGAS — President Obama’s motorcade was still hurtling through Las Vegas traffic when the Rev. Anthony Harris took the microphone to deliver the opening prayer at a rally here for Hillary Clinton. He looked out on the crowd of 3,000 in the high school gymnasium, waiting for the president to arrive. The feeling was different now than it had been eight years earlier, when Obama had just been elected and Harris led his congregation in prayer for the president. Then, there had been crying and cheering in his tiny storefront chapel and a sense that anything was possible....
  • 52 shot: Pace of gun violence in Chicago remains high over another weekend

    08/15/2016 9:27:20 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 15, 2016 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    More than 50 people were shot over another violent weekend in Chicago, a level of violence that has marked many of the summer weekends this year and has pushed the total number of people shot in the city to more than 2,600. The number of people shot during all of last year was 2,988. Between Friday evening and early Monday morning, at least 52 were shot and nine of them were killed, according to police. The weekend before, 49 people were shot, nine of them fatally. And the weekend before that, 52 people were shot, seven of them fatally. The...
  • Interior Secretary: More Diversity Needed In National Monuments – ‘Bronze White Guy’ Too Prevalent

    06/29/2016 10:53:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said on Tuesday at an event focused on Hispanic-American Entrepreneurship that the national monuments in the nation’s capital need to be more diverse. “If you drive around Washington, D.C., in every circle and every square you generally see a bronze white guy – sometimes on a horse, sometimes not - you have to work really hard – like in front of the Indian embassy you’ll find Mahatma Gandhi,” Jewell said.“A handful of women – maybe – if you look really hard – sprinkled around the city, but there are very few places and memorials...
  • Obama arrives in Cuba; hopes visit will usher in change

    03/20/2016 5:18:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | March 20, 2016 | Kevin Liptak,
    Havana (CNN) — President Barack Obama touched down in Cuba on Sunday, definitively ending a half-century of estrangement in a dramatic personal demonstration of his core foreign policy principle of engaging America's enemies. It's a shift that the change-minded president hopes will nudge the Communist government here to grant more freedoms to its people and open new economic channels for American businesses. The President and his allies also hope a successful détente will offer something bigger: a lasting example of diplomacy's power in dealing with longtime foes.
  • The Threat of Change

    03/10/2016 5:08:17 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 32 replies
    armstrong economics ^ | Mar 10, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    Why Trump Haters Really Hate Trump It’s not the hair. Or the bad manners. Or the “beautiful” wall he says he’ll build. There’s a different, more subtle reason why the Republican establishment, donor class, political operatives, and the news media in general hate Donald Trump. The reason can be found in a New York Times best selling business book, Stacking The Deck, by Wharton professor David Pottruck. Pottruck, the Charles Schwab CEO who took the genial brokerage house online and into the big time, says that organizations hate change. Hate it with a PASSION! That’s because when there’s a new...
  • Trump’s Softened Stance on Visas Alarms Some Immigration Critics

    03/04/2016 9:32:27 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 96 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 4 2016 | Julia Preston
    Amid the sparring and free-flying insults of Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, Donald J. Trump said he wanted to expand the number of visas available for highly skilled immigrants. His remarks caused shock among some supporters who have seen Mr. Trump as a bulwark against an influx of foreigners taking American jobs. In an immigration blueprint he released in August, in the early days of his surprising charge toward the Republican nomination, Mr. Trump said the visas for highly skilled workers were part of what he called “disastrous” immigration policies that had “destroyed our middle class.” He gave detailed proposals...
  • TRUMP POSITION PAPER: HEALTHCARE REFORM TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    03/03/2016 7:07:48 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 152 replies
    Donald J. Trump for President ^ | 3/2/16 | Donald Trump
    On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare. We will work with Congress to make sure we have a series of reforms ready for implementation that follow free market principles and that will restore economic freedom and certainty to everyone in this country. Congress must act. Our elected representatives in the House and Senate must: 1. Completely repeal Obamacare. 2. Modify existing law that inhibits the sale of health insurance across state lines. 3. Allow individuals to fully deduct health insurance premium payments from their tax returns under the...
  • States reduce jobless checks, adding pressure to unemployed

    02/28/2016 10:27:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2016 11:46 AM EST | David A. Lieb
    When Demetrius White recently lost his job as a $10-an-hour forklift driver loading pallets of shampoo, he applied for unemployment benefits to help support his family. That aid will not last as long as it once did, because White is among the first group of people affected by a new Missouri law reducing the duration of jobless benefits. His $200-a-week checks will last no more than three months - just half as long as what has typically been available. [...] States traditionally have offered up to half a year of aid for the unemployed as they search for new jobs....
  • Column - Norma White: You want change? Try these ideas

    02/02/2016 11:27:50 AM PST · by pilgrim · 41 replies
    Amarillo Globe ^ | October 21, 2008 | Norma White
    Here are a few that I believe all Americans want. Limit Congress from serving more than two terms. That is all that presidents are allowed. Stop Congress from voting for their own raises. How did that ever get started? Stop paying for lawmakers' high-priced insurance premiums. After all, they are only part-time employees. They might pass some law changes on the insurance companies, if they had to find one. Stop paying lawmakers their full salary after serving just one term, or at retirement. We need to get rid of that pension plan; they've let other companies get rid of theirs....
  • Trump: Unlike Cruz, ‘I Have a Heart,’ I’ll Enact Universal Health Coverage

    01/31/2016 10:18:08 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 503 replies
    National Review ^ | January 31, 2016 12:20 PM | Tom S. Elliott
    In an interview this morning on This Week, Donald Trump cited his desire to "help people" as the reason he favors government-funded universal health coverage. Unlike Ted Cruz, Trump said, "I have a heart." "If somebody has no money and they're lying in the middle of the street and they're dying, I'm going to take care of that person," Trump said.
  • Will America survive?

    01/25/2016 8:22:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016 10:29 PM | Joe David
    For nearly eight years, the Obama Administration shamelessly exploited popular issues, turning them into major news stories whenever they suited a political purpose. It didn't really matter what the issue was (race, religion, or border), or where it occurred (Benghazi, Libya, or Ferguson, Missouri). The intention was always the same: to weaken America by damaging its image and resolve. [...] ... During a private conversation with former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Obama carelessly exposed his administration's intent by making a historic blunder on tape before his second election. Simply put, he said, "I'll have more flexibility after election." What exactly...
  • Police violence protesters 'crash' brunch at North Side restaurants (Chicago-BlackLivesMatter-video)

    01/02/2016 4:30:53 PM PST · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 1/1/2016 | Jordan Owen
    Several protesters took to popular North Side brunch restaurants on New Year's Day to chant and raise awareness of police violence in Chicago.The protesters, including members of Black Lives Matter Chicago, the Black Youth Project, and Assata's Daughters, went into restaurants Kanela Breakfast Club and Dove's Luncheonette in Wicker Park and chanted "While you are here celebrating over brunch, black families are struggling to keep themselves safe from CPD."The protest, which began trending as #BlackBrunchChi on Twitter, was meant to "intervene on the 'celebration' of consumerism, corrupt property zoning/displacement practices, and the retail and service industries' route collusion with police...
  • Young people living with parents is a global phenomenon.

  • Autopilot Nation

    01/06/2015 5:23:18 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/6/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Conservatives lament, and liberals brag, that Obama has fundamentally transformed America. Six years of slumber later, a surging America finally is transcending even the effects of hope and change. For the last few years, most Americans have tuned out their president’s no-time-to-profit rhetoric. They just kept slogging away at what they always did as the most productive people in the world, and waited for the natural up-bound of a moribund economy. Obama himself understands that America is prevailing despite his efforts, and the evidence comes from his own admissions. In a recent National Public Radio interview, Obama took credit for...
  • Conservative Coalition Urges State Officials to ‘Fiercely Resist’ EPA Rule

    12/08/2014 7:50:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2014 - 4:38 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A coalition of 35 conservative and free market groups is urging state officials to “fiercely resist” the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt to force them to implement “ruinous” new greenhouse gas emission rules that could double the current price of electricity or face harsh regulatory repercussions if they refuse. “You should send a clear message to the federal government that if it insists on pursuing the regulatory equivalent of punitive energy taxes, it must promulgate and implement that policy itself—and be held solely accountable for the disastrous consequences that will follow,” the coalition said a letter sent to governors, state...
  • Savings Blacks from Liberal Leaders

    11/30/2014 6:06:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    I get why Blacks turned out in force to elect Barack Obama president. He was their guy – the first Black man (half Black to be accurate) to have a shot at the position of most powerful person in the world. Someone who could really speak for them and understood their lives. Bill Clinton may have been called the “First Black President,” but he was not really a “brother.” I can see Blacks turning out for Obama the second time because their guy losing reelection would have been a horrible ending. Unfortunately, Obama has not helped the Blacks just like...
  • Let's Give Thanks; The Nation Is on the Rebound

    11/27/2014 12:33:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Matt Towery
    Yes, there were the predictable riots in the streets of Ferguson, as thugs took advantage of the situation to loot stores and destroy property. And yes, our nation has suffered both from ill-conceived domestic policies and no real foreign policy over the past six years. Most of us haven't felt any personal "economic recovery" in our own pockets. But contrary to my often doom-and-gloom outlook, I have reason to suggest that we give much thanks this holiday season, because things are looking up for America. First, we have only two more years of Barack Obama. The American people have booted...
  • ISIL to U.S.: ‘We will raise the flag of Allah in the White House’

    08/09/2014 4:45:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Washington times ^ | 8-8-14 | Douglas Ernst
    The first installment of a five-part documentary by Vice News on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was released online Thursday, offering Westerners a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the terror group that now controls large swathes of Iraq and Syria. For three weeks, VICE News reporter Medyan Dairieh interviewed and recorded members of ISIL in the Syrian city of Raqqa, even capturing gruesome footage of an ISIL victory over the Syrian army’s 17th division. The terrorist group overran a position held by 50 soldiers belonging to the regime of Bashar al-Assad, decapitated them and...
  • When PR Campigns Go Bad

    05/29/2014 2:18:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Google Plus ^ | May 28, 2014 | Melissa Wells
    When PR Campaigns Go Bad When hope and change leave you with no hope and even less change
  • President Hope Abandons It

    04/20/2014 7:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Six years ago, then-candidate Obama was encased in sophisticated artwork that conveyed his campaign message of “Hope and Change.” Leading up to the 2014 elections he may have not abandoned change, but he certainly has abandoned hope as his guiding principle to help maintain the U.S. Senate in the hands of The Undertaker and his fellow Democrats. Faced with a fusillade of political analysis from left, right, and center, forecasting anywhere from a drubbing to an unmitigated disaster for Democratic candidates in November, Obama and his team had to develop a plan of action. Led by John Podesta (we don’t...
  • Give up meat, coal, oil, economic growth and national sovereignty - orders new IPCC climate report

    04/14/2014 2:28:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 4/14/2014 | James Delingpole
    The United Nations (UN) has delivered its latest verdict on the measures necessary to save the world from global warming and the news is as grim as it is predictable and wearisomely familiar: More regulation from "experts", technocrats and bureaucrats at supranational organisations, such as the one whose initials begin with U and end with N.More taxpayer subsidies for expensive, inefficient renewable energy.More nuclear power (with shale gas used as a transitional fuel to replace coal). The abandonment of fossil fuels. Less meat consumption.A single, globally-regulated price for carbon dioxide. More local-government-enforced walking, cycling and public transportation. More back-door wealth...
  • Coldwater Creek Files for Bankruptcy

    04/11/2014 10:49:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 04-11-2014 | By Tom Corrigan And Michael Calia
    Coldwater Creek Inc., CWTR -27.68% a women's clothing and accessory retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware Friday with a plan to liquidate its inventory and close its stores after failing to attract a buyer. The retailer said it had considered several strategic alternatives over the past six months, including a sale, although it couldn't find a buyer or raise enough capital to fund its business. Coldwater, which operates a catalog business, retail and factory stores, as well as an e-commerce website, expects to start going-out-of-business sales to liquidate its inventory in early May. Like much of the...
  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    04/01/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 79 replies
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    Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them? America needs a visionary for the future! During the past, and recent presidential election we hear the all too familiar suggestion of “returning to the good old days.” Every candidate talk about returning America to a sense of values. I don’t know about you but each time I hear, or heard that suggestion I get a little queasy in the stomach accompanied by a little bewilderment, confusion, and absolute disgust! Whenever I hear the suggestion I often wonder exactly what period in time they want to take us back to! Could...
  • America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away.

    02/11/2014 4:25:35 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 14 replies
    EXAMINER ^ | 11/29/2009 | Kitty Wertmann
    AMERICA TRULY IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD By: Kitty Werthmann Examiner Nov 20, 2009 HOPE AND CHANGE: AUSTRIA CIRCA 1938 What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books. I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote. I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by...
  • What Will It Take?

    12/14/2013 6:05:48 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 24 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | David Solway
    Let me begin with a categorical statement that, given current events and recent political history, can be easily defended: Barack Hussein Obama is a willful, indoctrinated child of the Left with strong Islamic sympathies who is not fit to govern. Indeed, he would not be fit to govern Lower Slobovia, let alone the United States of America. Obama is a historic disaster of the first magnitude and, if not restrained, he will see to the irrevocable decline of the country which foolishly elected him, leaving the world on the brink of a conflict — or in the midst of one...
  • Layoffs Hit Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

    12/12/2013 2:10:58 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | 12/12/13 | Michael Sebastian
    On the same day Martha Stewart appeared on MSNBC to talk holiday gift giving, a wave of layoffs began sweeping across her company Thursday, according to three people familiar with the matter. The cuts at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia are said to affect about 100 staffers, one person close to the matter said, or about one-third of the company's workforce.
  • Are We Sick of Him Yet? (Repost of Article)

    12/05/2013 5:09:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    We were sitting in a sunroom, swapping stories, news and updates when the question was asked, "Why did they get divorced?" We leaned forward in anticipation of a standard response; "he was having an affair," or "she was having an affair," a possible "they've grown apart," or a more nebulous "it just wasn't working anymore." Instead the answer was more visceral and direct. "She was sick of him." I felt as though I had been punched in my stomach. "Sick of him?" a passing feeling maybe, a temporary state of mind, but a reason to sever a marriage union? The...
  • An Obama voter's cry of despair

    11/01/2013 10:07:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | November 1, 2013 | Nathaniel P. Morris, Special to CNN
    I'm reading a terribly sad book these days. It's a book that I thought would uplift me during the doldrums of second-year medical school, and renew in me a sense of hope. It's called "The Audacity to Win," and it's a memoir of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. When I'm finished with my patient write-ups at night and get into bed, the book returns me to a time when politics inspired millions and speeches could take your breath away. The election turned out to be a landslide, and news anchors paused to reflect on the historic nature of the hour....
  • The Rise Of The Welfare State

    09/11/2013 3:52:47 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-11-13 | Lance Roberts
    It is interesting to note that while the unemployment rate has been falling, currently at 7.3%, it has not been because of a strongly increasing workforce. Rather it has been a function of people leaving the workforce. This, of course, brings up the obvious question of how these people are live if they aren't working. A recent trip to Walmart answered that question. As I was standing in line, with an assortment of items on my "back to school" shopping list, there was a Hispanic gentleman in front of me with two shopping carts full of groceries and other items....
  • The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009

    08/26/2013 8:42:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Nobel Prize.org ^ | October 9, 2009 | The Norwegian Nobel Committee
    The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons. Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The...
  • Detroitification - It’s The Government, Stupid

    08/26/2013 12:27:41 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-26-13 | Monty Pelerin
    Facts are stubborn things. No matter how hard the Washington crowd tries to sell an economic recovery, inconvenient and contrary facts keep rearing up to shatter their mythmaking. Few people any longer believe the claims of declining unemployment or low inflation at least based on purchases they make. The fable of a housing recovery is now crumbling: New Home Sales Plunge 13.4% in July, June Revised Lower; Blame Rising Mortgage Rates; Starts 896,000 – Sales 394,000. Two weeks ago, the same author (Mish) provided this article: Mortgage Applications Decline 13th Time in 15 Weeks; Are Mortgage Rates Cheap? What’s Next...
  • More Than One-Third Of Louisiana Unemployment Payments Are "Improper"

    08/25/2013 7:28:13 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-25-13 | Tyler Durden
    Louisiana tops the nation's list of "improper" payments for unemployment insurance with a 3-year rate of 38.67%. Of course, this is the "improper" payments they know about (as only 29.7% of overpayments have been recovered). A stunning 28% of Louisanans who claimed benefits did so even after returning to work. However, while the Louisiana data points are bad, they are not alone. As the chart below shows... 16 states have "improper" payment rates of over 14%. One wonders why the world doesn't trust the US so much anymore? The data below - from the Department of Labor, is from estimates...
  • Wells Fargo to cut 2,300 mortgage jobs as refinancing slows

    08/21/2013 6:44:07 PM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Aug 13 | Peter Rudegeair
    Wells Fargo & Co, the largest mortgage lender in the United States, will cut 2,300 jobs in its home loan business because fewer customers are refinancing as interest rates rise, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters. The cuts would represent around 3.3 percent of the bank's consumer lending employees, the bank said. Although the bank does not disclose how many of its staff work in home loans specifically, Wells Fargo had over 11,000 mortgage loan officers on its payroll at the end of March. Mortgage refinancing made up more than 70 percent of U.S. home lending volume in...
  • 33 Shocking Facts Which Show How Badly The Economy Has Tanked Under Obama

    08/21/2013 5:27:31 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 93 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-21-13 | Michael Snyder
    Barack Obama has been running around the country taking credit for an "economic recovery", but the truth is that things have not gotten better under Obama. Compared to when he first took office, a smaller percentage of the working age population is employed, the quality of our jobs has declined substantially and the middle class has been absolutely shredded. If we are really in the middle of an "economic recovery", why is the homeownership rate the lowest that it has been in 18 years? Why has the number of Americans on food stamps increased by nearly 50 percent while Obama...
  • Reuters: Obamacare Is Destroying Economy & Creating Nation of Part-Time Workers

    08/20/2013 11:33:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama wanted to fundamentally change America. He is. The Obamacare law is already destroying full-time jobs in America. Democrats rammed through a law that will destroy at least 2 percent of all full-time jobs in America. We are already seeing jobs disappear. Even Reuters can’t hide the truth any longer: U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem is that three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid. Faltering economic growth at home and abroad and concern that President Barack Obama’s signature health...
  • Over 100K New Jersey Residents to Lose Their Affordable Health Plans under Obamacare

    08/19/2013 10:23:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | August 19, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    The latest casualty of Obamacare may be a low-cost New Jersey health-care policy. Though President Obama promised “if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period,” that will not be the case for approximately 106,000 New Jersey residents whose plans will disappear under the law.Known as the “basic and essential,” or B&E, health-care plans, the policy costs as little as a couple hundred dollars per month and is the choice of 71 percent of New Jersey residents on the individual insurance market. It provides minimum coverage for things such as doctor’s visits...
  • US Consumer Bankruptcies Jump By Most In Three Years; Third-Party Collections At All Time High

    08/14/2013 2:58:00 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 75 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-14-13 | Tyler Durden
    Something funny happened on the road to the epic consumer balance sheet cleansing and subsequent releveraging (without which there can be no actual non-Fed sugar high fueled recovery): the second quarter. And specifically, as the Fed just disclosed in its quarterly Household Debt and Credit Report, the number of consumer bankruptcies during the second quarter, just jumped by 71K, to 380K from 309K in Q1, the biggest quarterly jump in precisely three years - on both an absolute and relative basis - and the most since the 158K jump recorded in Q2 2010. It appears that when the "releveraging" US...
  • 80% Of US Adults Are Near Poverty, Rely On Welfare, Or Are Unemployed

    07/29/2013 2:12:25 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 70 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-28-13 | "Tyler Durden"
    Despite consumer confidence at a six-year high, the latest AP survey of the real America shows a stunning four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, are near poverty, or rely on welfare for at least parts of their lives amid signs of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among whites about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. "Poverty is no longer an issue of 'them', it's an issue of 'us'," as 'the invisible poor' -...
  • Obama Promises Disappear from Web

    07/26/2013 11:56:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Sunlight Foundation ^ | 26Jul 2013 | John Wonderlich
    Change.gov, the website created by the Obama transition team in 2008, has effectively disappeared sometime over the last month. While the front splash page for Change.gov has linked to the main White House website for years, until recently, you could still continue on to see the materials and agenda laid out by the administration. This was a particularly helpful resource for those looking to compare Obama's performance in office against his vision for reform, laid out in detail on Change.gov. According to the Internet Archive, the last time that content (beyond the splash page) was available was June 8th --...
  • More Than 35 Newsroom Staff Laid Off at The Oregonian UPDATE: Layoff list tops 90 people

    06/24/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Willmette Week ^ | 6/22/13 | AARON MESH
    Newsroom layoffs at The Oregonian have topped 35 reporters, editors and photographers today as the paper reduces home-delivery days and cuts staff. Among the more prominent names WW has confirmed The Oregonian has laid off are editorial columnist David Sarasohn, environmental reporter Scott Learn, and Multnomah County reporter Dana Tims. Many staffers have begun posting their own layoff announcements on the web. Sports reporter John Hunt wrote this morning on Twitter that he is flying home after being laid off with a phone call in Omaha, Neb., where he was covering the Oregon State Beavers baseball team in the College...
  • Barack Obama: even the mainstream media has given up on the hopey-changey stuff

    05/30/2013 7:46:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | May 30th, 2013 | Tim Stanley
    There was a time when Obama couldn’t get a bad headline in this town. Now he’s the new Nixon. I dropped out of writing about US politics three weeks ago to finish a book and, on my return, I discover that everything’s changed. The President has been hit not by one Watergate but by three—Benghazi, the IRS, the DOJ phone records scandal—and even the mainstream media has stopped treating him like the bringer of hope and change predicted in the Bible. He's not a Messiah; he's a very naughty boy. It’s important to remember that Obama’s second term blues began...
  • The Mask Is Ripped Off of 'Hope and Change'

    05/14/2013 7:09:49 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/14/2013 | Jim Geraghty
    Today’s Morning Jolt is jam-packed, as it is a special ALL-SCANDAL edition! SCANDAL ONE: Dear Media: Obama’s Indignant Benghazi Response Revealed a Lot Yesterday! Dear friends in the media. Come on. I mean, come on. You and I know what’s going with the Benghazi thing. Let me share something that I first put into play during the “was Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account hacked” debate, but that comes from watching the Lewinsky scandal, the where-did –Mark-Sanford-go scandal, the why-is-David-Wu-dressed-in-a-tiger-suit scandal, and a wide variety of wrongdoing committed by politicians: When there is evidence of scandalous or bizarre behavior on the part...
  • Obama Is Every Bit as Bad as We Warned You

    05/12/2013 12:11:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | May 11, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Kurt Schlichter notes that conservatives have been vindicated quite often in the past several weeks: Kurt Schlichter @KurtSchlichter Things Conservatives Have Been Proven Right About Lately: ☑ Benghazi; ☑ Pigford;☑ Obamacare; ☑ IRS. Next up: The immigration reform scam. 6:43 PM - 10 May 2013 357 Retweets 90 favorites I suspect that list will grow longer. The common thread in each of these scandals is corruption and a willingness to abuse the expanded powers of big government--while failing to carry out the most basic responsibilities of any government. In Benghazi, Obama a) failed to take action to save American diplomats...
  • Tragedy as 13-month-old toddler is shot dead in his stroller by teenage robber in front of mother

    03/22/2013 7:59:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 139 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 22, 2013 | Harriet Arkell
    A distraught mother as told how she pleaded with young robbers to spare her toddler's life before they shot him dead as he slept in his stroller. Sherry West was pushing her 13-month-old son Antonio yards from their home in Brunswick, Georgia, early yesterday morning when she was approached by two African-American boys. She told how one of them, who looked about 15, demanded money from her and threatened to kill her if she didn't give him any. She told him she didn't have any. 'He said: "Well, I'm going to kill your baby", and I said "Please don't kill...
  • (Hope & Change) PROFESSOR: Zombies Are Popular Because People Have Given Up Hope

    03/16/2013 8:06:16 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 14, 2013, | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    PROFESSOR: Zombies Are Popular Because People Have Given Up Hope Zombie popularity is a surefire indicator of national mental health, says Clemson University professor Sarah Lauro. Lauro, an English teacher who studied zombies while working on her doctorate, told the Associated Press that the rise of the "Zombie Walk," specifically, illustrates citizens' dissatisfaction with governments and life in general. "We are more interested in the zombie at times when as a culture we feel disempowered," Lauro told the AP. "And the facts are there that, when we are experiencing economic crises, the vast population is feeling disempowered. ... Either playing...
  • "Shotgun Joe" ... Shooter Takes VP Joe Biden’s Advice — and Lands in Trouble with Cops

    03/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Shooter takes VP Joe Biden’s advice — and lands in trouble with cops Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. WAVY 10 reported that the man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close the bedroom door. The 22-year-old...
  • Remembering Obama’s Inaugural Promises

    01/21/2013 9:04:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dan Holler
    “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.” President Barack Obama spoke these words four years ago to a captive nation -- a nation that believed hope could lead to change they could believe in. Change did indeed come to America, but not the change many people envisioned. While we may have a lot of new laws (and debt)...
  • The Chávez Legacy in Venezuela

    01/11/2013 2:08:13 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    Hudson Institute ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jaime Daremblum
    Shortly after Hugo Chávez won his first election as Venezuelan president in December 1998, a lawyer from the western state of Barinas, which was then governed by Chávez's father, delivered a prescient warning to Newsweek magazine: "Venezuelans are dreaming of a savior, but Chávez is a dictator. People don't know what they are getting."  More than 14 years later, a cancer-stricken Chávez is reportedly near death, but his autocratic legacy is very much alive. Venezuela long ago ceased to be a real democracy: The ruling regime effectively controls the Supreme Court (which in 2004 was expanded and packed with Chávez allies), the National Assembly...
  • Applebees Layoffs Sparked by Obamacare

    11/12/2012 4:39:51 PM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Food Beat ^ | November 12, 2012 @ 1:07 pm | Angela Ayles
    Applebee’s CEO Zane Tankel hinted yesterday that the company will be likely be laying off several employees and will refrain from hiring more due to President Obama’s re-election and the roll-out of Obamacare. For those of you unaware of Obamacare, it a new initiative put forth by the President which requires any employer with 50 or more employees to provide federal government-approved health care for its employees. If a company fails to do so, it will pay a $2,000 fine per person. Tankel released the following statement to Fox News: “We’ve calculated it will cost some millions of dollars across...
  • WATCH Obama and His Staff TELL YOU They Are All Unfit For Office

    11/05/2012 1:34:19 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 4 replies
    Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America ^ | November 05, 2012 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    America, please don't allow the media's obsession with hurricane Sandy to divert you from remembering the past four miserable years under Obama and his team of Marxist clowns! It's time we go back and look at the REALITY of Obama's presidency! Can America afford four more years of these knuckleheads, let alone Obama? It's BAD ENOUGH that America elected a foreigner with a forged birth certificate that took 3 years to present (a deceased baby's birth date and record belonging to Virginia Sunahara of Hawaii), a forged selective service card with a P.O. date stamp that has been proven to...