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  • 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 1960’s 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...
  • Obama's Doubly Deceitful SOTU

    01/22/2015 1:27:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 23, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    It was an otherworldly experience to watch President Obama delivering his State of the Union speech. Even after watching him for seven years, I can't decide who the primary victim of his deceit is, him or us. Is it even possible for this guy to extricate himself from campaign mode? Is there ever a time when he's not puffing his product? His incessant salesmanship would be bad enough if he truly had a stellar record. If we give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he is just self-deceived, then the culprits are probably his blinding ideology and his...
  • Obama To Media: Don’t Report Against Muslim Jihadis

    01/17/2015 4:56:37 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/16/2014 | Gina Miller
    There is truly no end to the string of outrages perpetrated on our nation by Barack Obama (or whatever his name is). The laundry list seems interminable, and today we can honestly regard anyone—anyone—who supports this man and his administration as being dangerously deceived. There is simply no defense of this lawless "president," who is a clear and present danger to our freedoms, our economy, our healthcare system, our property rights, the freedom of the Internet, our military and national defense—every aspect of our constitutional Republic. Many of us have long observed that Obama has traitorously aided and abetted our...
  • Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

    01/15/2015 10:59:39 PM PST · by LucyT · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | January 15, 201510:20 PM ET | Bill Chappell
    Nearly five years after it hit bestseller lists, a book that purported to be a six-year-old boy's story of visiting angels and heaven after suffering a bad car crash is being pulled from shelves. The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story was all made up. "I did not die. I did not go to Heaven," Alex Malarkey wrote. He continued, "I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never...
  • Mia Love explains why she voted for John Boehner as House speaker

    01/07/2015 12:56:34 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 192 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 7, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, shocked some conservatives Tuesday when the first vote she cast as a new congresswoman was to keep Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as House speaker. Twitter erupted, with several people claiming to be in her district saying they had lost faith in their previous hero, and that she had shown her true self. Remember, this was not a vote on legislation, it was a vote for the speaker of the House. Love, in an email to the Washington Examiner, provided some insight into why she chose to keep Boehner as GOP leader. “There were no qualified or...
  • Shouting While Black: What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?

    12/30/2014 3:22:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 30, 2014 | Goldie Taylor
    A photo of a young white woman screaming in an NYPD officer’s face makes me wonder what he’d do if I did that. I think I’d better not.In recent months, thousands of people from all walks of life have flooded the streets of our cities. No matter what you believe about these protests, there is beauty in watching diverse groups of people—black and white, alike—come together in the name of racial equality. Yes, some people have been inconvenienced by traffic delays or annoyed by supportive athletes. But even they should see the marches as expressions of our best and highest...
  • Obama: America Has Become ‘Less Racially Divided’ Under My Presidency

    12/27/2014 5:16:20 AM PST · by rktman · 66 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | Fred Lucas
    “No,” the president answered. “I actually think that it’s probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided.” Inskeep also asked the president about working with a Congress where both houses are controlled by Republicans. Obama offered a familiar answer. “Now you’ve got Republicans in a position where it’s not enough for them simply to grind the wheels of Congress to a halt and then blame me,” he said.
  • Obama: Nation 'less racially divided'

    12/27/2014 1:40:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama believes that the United States is less racially divided than when he took office in 2009. Asked in an NPR interview set to air starting Monday whether the nation is more racially divided than six years ago, Obama said "No." "I actually think that it's probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided," Obama told "Morning Edition" host Steve Inskeep. Excerpts of the interview were released before broadcast by NPR. A majority of Americans, 53 percent, believe that race relations have worsened under America's first black president, compared to 36 percent who say they have stayed the same...
  • Joel Osteen: Barack Obama Is a Christian

    12/26/2014 11:03:58 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 172 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11/04/2014 | Mark Andrews
    Considering Joel Osteen's well-documented acceptance of just about anyone who believes almost anything, it should come as no surprise that the senior pastor of the mammoth Lakewood Church in Houston believes President Obama's assertion that he is a Christian—despite his numerous unbiblical beliefs, such as "there are many paths to the same place." Osteen's comments came in an interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN Friday on his news program, The Situation Room. Osteen says he has been to prayer breakfasts and other events with Barack Obama and heard him express his faith, redemption and salvation. "I just believe in my...
  • Obama: Black America ‘Better Off Now than It Was When I Came into Office’

    12/19/2014 1:02:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 19, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    America Urban Radio reporter April Ryan asked President Obama today about the state of black America today compared to before he took office six years ago. Obama said, “Like the rest of America, black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office.”
  • Obama: As a Black Man He's Been Mistaken for Valet

    12/17/2014 4:43:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 12/17/14
    .... Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet. Obama tells People magazine that every black professional male his age has had someone hand over their keys while waiting outside a restaurant. That happened to him, he said.
  • I Don't Care if Obama Thinks We're Stupid; Just Repeal Obamacare (Gruber)

    12/11/2014 1:34:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 12, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Instead of using this space to pretend the newly released CIA "torture" report confirms that the United States is the most evil nation in the history of the universe, I'm going to address Jonathan Gruber's confirmation that he believes we're all stupid. Assuming you are not under any rocks or haven't been in an underground bunker without access to media, you will have heard that Gruber, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the principal architect of Obamacare, made some unflattering comments about his fellow Americans. At a panel event last year, discussing how the administration was able...
  • Lena Dunham: Only Members of Massive "Misogynist" Conspiracy Investigate the Lies in My Rape Story

    12/10/2014 3:34:32 PM PST · by rightistight · 57 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/10/14 | Aurelius
    In a story published on BuzzFeed, Lena Dunham slammed anyone who questioned the details of her alleged rape and implied that those who do are part of a massive conspiracy to further anti-woman agendas. The article, called "Why I Chose to Speak Out," slams anyone who questions her story. The fact that she accused someone of rape, she explains, means that her account is completely accurate and if you question it, you are a misogynist. In other words, accusing someone of rape is the equivalent of proving they raped you. Recounting her thoughts when writing a nationally-published book available to...
  • Obama believes racial equality has improved during his presidency

    12/10/2014 7:14:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2014 | Ed Lasky
    Those are not the facts but facts never matter when Barack Obama is involved. Barack Obama has been in overdrive in trying to boost his appeal to his base (blacks and Hispanics, in particular) as he loses the respect of the rest of America. His latest bid to bolster his support among his most loyal of supporters is his recent claim that racial equality has improved under his reign. He did this in an interview with Univision-the Spanish-language network controlled by one of his most generous donors. Justin Sink reports at The Hill  that President Obama believes racial equality...
  • Obama 2006: Illegals “Depress” Wages; Obama Today: Illegals “Raise Wages” (Video)

    12/09/2014 8:43:21 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 12-9-2014 | Jerome Hudson
    “Studies have shown that over time, immigrants aren’t lowering wages,” Obama said. “But in fact, improving the economy and over time boosting wages and jobs for everyone.” That’s interesting. Especially when you consider that Obama had very different views on this exact same subject just eight years ago. A passage from Obama’s 2006 autobiography, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, he makes a very strong case for why illegal immigration suppresses wages.
  • 'Flamboyant Republican conservative' who Lena Dunham claims raped her in college doesnt exist

    12/04/2014 1:38:02 PM PST · by vis a vis · 101 replies
    Mail on Line ^ | 4 December 2014 | Joel Christie
    A media investigation into the allegations of rape featured in Lena Dunham's recently-released memoir has refuted the claims of sexual assault made by the Girls creator. The writer, actor and director dedicates a chapter of her book, Not That Kind Of Girl - for which she received a reported $3.7 million advance - to a boy she met at Oberlin College in Ohio identified as 'Barry', who she alleges raped her one night after a party.
  • Obama on Garner: 'My Tradition is Not to Remark on Cases'

    12/04/2014 11:02:16 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 3, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    In his remarks Wednesday on the non-indictment of the New York police officer who allegedly choked Eric Garner to death during a routine arrest, President Barack Obama claimed that he does not involve himself in such controversies. "My tradition is not to remark on cases where there may still be an investigation," he said. The opposite is true: from Skip Gates to Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown, Obama nearly always weighs in. Even more bizarre was the fact that Obama upstaged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The news networks had all been awaiting the mayor's press conference at...
  • Michael Sam: I'm Not in the NFL Because I'm Gay

    12/03/2014 11:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | December 3, 2104 | Staff
    Michael Sam believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay -- telling TMZ Sports he strongly believes he's got the talent to play in the league. Sam was at LAX this morning when he was asked if he thinks NFL teams are shying away from him because of his sexual orientation ... or if it has to do with the level of talent he faced after college. "I think I was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year last year ... so I don't think it had to do with talent."
  • Sharpton Advising Obama Insults Police — And Blacks

    12/01/2014 8:48:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Crime: By rolling the red carpet out for black "leader" Al Sharpton, President Obama spits in the eye of every police officer — white, black or whatever. A federal war on police begins. Scholar Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal charges that "President Obama betrayed the nation" and "perverted his role as the leader of all Americans and as the country's most visible symbol of the primacy of the law" in his comments after a grand jury found no evidence of wrongdoing by white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of black suspect Michael Brown. "The testimony...
  • White House: Ferguson Not All About Race

    12/01/2014 2:06:11 PM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Breitbart TV, Pam Key
    Monday at the White House press briefing when asked if President Barack Obama will address the race issue causing protests and riots all over the country triggered by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson fatal shooting of Michael Brown, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said is not all about race.
  • Pope calls for fighting hunger and poverty as key to stopping jihadists

    11/28/2014 8:34:45 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 36 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 141128 | Robert Spencer
    Alleviating hunger and poverty won’t end jihad terrorism. The Pope here is repeating the oft-refuted notion that poverty causes terrorism. CNS News noted in September 2013 that “according to a Rand Corporation report on counterterrorism, prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2009, ‘Terrorists are not particularly impoverished, uneducated, or afflicted by mental disease. Demographically, their most important characteristic is normalcy (within their environment). Terrorist leaders actually tend to come from relatively privileged backgrounds.’ One of the authors of the RAND report, Darcy Noricks, also found that according to a number of academic studies, ‘Terrorists turn out...
  • In Ferguson, Witness Intimidation, Lying by 'Community of Color'

    11/28/2014 8:45:45 AM PST · by Hoodat · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Nov 2014, 6:21 AM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday night, after the release of the grand jury verdict rejecting indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of 18-year-old black man Michael Brown, President Obama took to the microphones. “We need to recognize that this is not just an issue for Ferguson, this is an issue for America,” he said. “[T]here are still problems and communities of color aren't just making these problems up.” Obama was wrong, at least in the case of Darren Wilson. In viewing thousands of pages of FBI interviews and grand jury testimony, it becomes eminently clear that many members of...
  • ‘Obama’ Rolls Immigration Bill in ‘SNL’ Riff on ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’

    11/23/2014 12:59:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    DailySignal ^ | 11/23/14 | Josh Siegel
    “Saturday Night Live” last night mocked President Obama’s executive action to grant legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants by twisting a staple of the TV classic “Schoolhouse Rock!”
  • JW Beats Obama on Fast and Furious (Weekly Update)

    11/21/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 21, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic Judicial Watch Victory: Obama Gives Up Fast and Furious Documents President GruberObama Jet-Setting Costs Taxpayers Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic I write this late Friday after an extraordinarily busy week at Judicial Watch (see below). Honest Americans are still gasping from President Obama’s speech last night announcing his own amnesty program, based on no legal authority, for at least five million illegal aliens. I warned you last week about Obama’s amnesty assault on our nation. Unfortunately, my summary needs no update from last week, but should reassure you that we are on the...
  • House panel: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack

    08/02/2014 7:02:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 153 replies
    SFGate ^ | 3:53 pm, Friday, August 1, 2014 | Carolyn Lockhead
    The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee. The panel voted Thursday to declassify the report, the result of two years of investigation by the committee. U.S. intelligence agencies will have to approve making the report public. Thompson said the report “confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down...
  • Top 10 Lies from Obama's Nullification Speech

    11/21/2014 10:26:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Lie #1: Every President has Taken Executive Action on Immigration: No other president has ever issued an amnesty of anywhere near this scope, created it out of thin air, or built it upon a prior executive action instead of a statute. And in the case of President Eisenhower, his executive action was to deport 80,000 illegal immigrants. Lie #2: Illegal Immigrant Crossings are Down: Actually, this is the third straight year that border crossings have gone up, not to mention the entirely new wave from Central America. Lie #3: It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here...
  • The Islam ISIS Lie

    We are all driven by our belief systems. For instance, we know Christianity can and has propelled simple men to great heights of honor and integrity in the never ending struggle against evil. I offer America as an example. ISIS fighters have a belief system too, to which they devote their lives - Islam The one answer Obama and all other apologist will never be able to answer truthfully is this. What passage in the Koran contradicts the actions of ISIS? Tell me that MF'rs!!
  • Obama dismisses renewed criticism of health care law

    11/16/2014 3:44:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2014 | David Nakamura
    BRISBANE, Australia — President Obama dismissed renewed criticism of his signature health care law Sunday and disputed an assertion from a former architect of the policy who claimed the administration had deceived lawmakers. Jonathan Gruber, an economist, suggested last year that the administration’s signature health-care legislation passed in part because of the “stupidity of the American voter” and a “lack of transparency” over its funding mechanisms. “I just heard about this,” Obama said at a new conference, after wrapping up two days of meetings with world leaders here at the G-20 Summit. “The fact that some adviser who never worked...
  • Elizabeth Warren's Supporters See Vindication in Dems' 2014 Debacle

    11/06/2014 2:13:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/6/2014 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Don't blame Elizabeth Warren for the Democrats' midterm defeat. Follow her back to victory. That's the message progressives have for their fellow Democrats after Tuesday's widespread losses. Warren's supporters say the party fell short because it failed to emphasize the Massachusetts senator's message of economic populism—and that pushing that message is the road back to congressional control. "Elizabeth Warren was the most popular Democrat on the campaign trail this cycle—in red states, purple states, and blue states," said Adam Green, cofounder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. "And that's because her economic populist message ... resonates everywhere." It's just an...
  • Biden: I never apologized to Turkey

    11/03/2014 5:05:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2014 6:40 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden says he never apologized to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for claiming Turkey's mistakes helped foreign fighters enter Syria. In a speech last month, Biden said Erdogan had conceded to him that Turkey mistakenly assisted foreign fighters, including Islamic State extremists, seeking to depose the Syrian regime. …
  • Court Order: Kaci Hickox's Roommate in Sierra Leone Was Treated for Ebola

    10/31/2014 11:45:45 AM PDT · by Raebie · 24 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | October 31, 2014 | Fox Insider
    A Maine court has rejected the state’s attempt to quarantine nurse Kaci Hickox. The court ruled that a quarantine isn’t necessary at this time. We are also learning that Hickox’s roommate in Sierra Leone had been treated for Ebola, but the court says any risk from that has passed. Jonathan Serrie reported the latest this afternoon.
  • BOMBSHELL: Report Claims WI Gov. Candidate Falsified Her Job History, Resume

    10/29/2014 3:23:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/29/14 | Avner Zarmi
    Following an event during which some African American attendees walked out on a Barack Obama speech intended to galvanize them into voting for Mary Burke, the Wisconsin Reporter claims that a pivotal event from Burke’s career has been falsely described by her during the campaign to cover up an embarrassment. The article also claims that Burke included falsified information related to her job performance on her resume, a resume which she submitted before she was appointed as Wisconsin’s commerce secretary. Burke has claimed that, after two years heading Trek Bicycle’s European operations during which sales figures rose substantially, she was...
  • Hillary's Backtracking Balderdash About Jobs

    10/28/2014 4:29:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Investors.com ^ | IBD Editorial
    Politics: In case you haven't heard: Hillary Clinton wants to retract the statement she made at a campaign rally last Friday in front of adoring fans that businesses and corporations don't create jobs. Never mind that it's all on camera and that she certainly looked like she was in full command of her faculties and having a grand old time ripping the nation's job creators. After becoming a national laughingstock, she now says she meant to say: "Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in America, and workers and families are empowered to build from the...
  • Blogger’s sketchy anti-US facts draw fans in China

    10/28/2014 4:00:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2014 4:14 AM EDT | Didi Tang
    So, dear Chinese reader, you still think the American Dream eclipses the Chinese one? Well, take a look at Zhou Xiaoping’s blogs and learn that in the U.S. you would have to shell out $3,500 in mandatory car insurance a year and spend $30,000 for a low-end domestic car, and that more than half of the kids in most public schools don’t graduate. All those numbers are way off. Even Chinese propaganda officials agree he makes mistakes. But while Beijing campaigns against what it calls online misinformation, erasing critical online comments and arresting dozens of bloggers over the past 18...
  • Eric Holder: Law enforcement challenging, vital, often thankless

    10/27/2014 2:42:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    Speaking to a gathering of police chiefs Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder said that the work of law enforcement is “often thankless” and “challenging,” but is absolutely “vital” to the U.S. and to the world. “These sacrifices are too often overlooked,” Mr. Holder told the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. “And I believe we do ourselves, our communities and our nation a grave disservice if we ignore these difficulties.” Law enforcement officials, who the IACP represents, provide leadership in their communities, but must continue to address ongoing tensions like those in Ferguson, Missouri, the attorney...
  • Houston’s Church-Attacking Mayor Annise Parker Caught Lying, Smearing Texas DPS

    10/27/2014 11:10:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 27, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Take a look at P.J. Gladnick’s post over at Newsbusters . The gist: Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s daughter had trouble getting her driving test done to get her driver’s license. Parker, a lesbian who married her partner out of state after being elected mayor of Texas’ largest city, blamed the problem on the Texas Department of Public Safety and, specifically, on Texas law which does not recognize same-sex marriage. Their daughters are adopted and they also have a foster son. Parker launched her blame game in this tweet. Daughter needs drivers test. Has all docs, some in MomA name, some...
  • Will Obama Appoint Radical Activist To Enforce Nation's Laws? (Perez)

    10/24/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Just when you thought the president couldn't pick anyone more radical than Eric Holder as attorney general, he's poised to name ultraradical race-baiter Thomas Perez. Holder's activism is no secret. But Perez is even more extreme. Worse, he's a liar and possible perjurer. Yet he's reportedly President Obama's pick to replace Holder as America's top cop enforcing the nation's laws. The Beltway media are reporting that Perez, now serving as labor secretary, is the front-runner for the key post — and he didn't deny it when reporters asked him about it at a recent speech. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus...
  • First US Ebola Victim, Thomas Eric Duncan, Remembered for Compassion (AFRO Reports)

    10/20/2014 7:50:36 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 23 replies
    The Afro ^ | 10/18/14 | Emery P. Dalesio
    Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and death as the first victim of the disease in the United States.
  • Mayor Rawlings on Ebola: 'Dallas is safe'

    10/18/2014 3:03:39 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 29 replies
    WFAA ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Walt Zwirko, WFAA
    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is making a direct appeal to potential tourists and convention planners who may be having second thoughts about travel to the city that has become the epicenter of Ebola in America..
  • Obama's credit card declined at fancy restaurant

    10/17/2014 5:39:07 PM PDT · by plain talk · 66 replies
    cnn.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Kevin Liptak
    Ever had your credit card turned down at a fancy restaurant? President Obama can commiserate. Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on Friday, he recalled a moment last month when, at the end of a dinner out in New York City, his plastic was declined. "I guess I don't use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on," he said. "Luckily, Michelle had hers. I was trying to explain to the waitress that I've really been paying my bills."
  • Susan Rice Is Misleading American Public Once Again

    10/13/2014 4:06:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Obama surrogate Susan Rice is again on TV, this time falsely claiming that the military never recommended ground troops against the Islamic State. Do Americans really swallow misinformation this easily? Less than a month ago, we and others pointed out the disturbing rift between a commander in chief who places politics before security and the commanders to whom he won't listen. We noted Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the U.S. Army and former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said reinforcements to U.S. troops recently deployed in Iraq may be needed. We cited Joint Chiefs chairman Gen....
  • Satire: Kentucky Candidate Rebuffs Ballot Question

    10/12/2014 9:55:33 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    The Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Kentucky, Alison Grimes refused repeated queries as to whether she voted for Obama in either 2008 or 2012. “People may think they have a right to know, but they don’t,” Grimes forcefully asserted. “In this country we have a secret ballot. No one has the right to demand to know how I cast that ballot.” Louisville Courier-Journal editor Pam Platt defended asking the question when Grimes appeared at the paper’s editorial board meeting to seek its endorsement in her race to unseat Republican Senator Mitch McConnell. “The secret ballot is meant to...
  • Obama's back-to-basics speech: Economy is better than you think

    10/02/2014 4:50:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/2/14 | Linda Feldman
    CHICAGO — Just over a month until Election Day, President Obama is returning to a theme he hoped to make a centerpiece of the midterm campaign: the economy. Multiple crises overseas, the resignation of the Secret Service’s director after eye-popping threats to presidential safety, and the first case of Ebola in the United States have all kept Mr. Obama in a reactive mode. But in a speech Thursday at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., the president will go on the offensive and highlight the strides the economy has made since the near-economic collapse he inherited in 2009. He will also...
  • Doubts cast on witness's account of black man killed by police in Walmart

    09/25/2014 1:06:11 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 30 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | Sept 7 2014 | Jon Swaine
    When Ronald Ritchie called 911 from the aisles of a Walmart in western Ohio last month to report that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store”, he said that shoppers were coming under direct threat. “He’s, like, pointing it at people,” Ritchie told the dispatcher. Later that evening, after John Crawford III had been shot dead by one of the police officers who hurried to the scene in Beavercreek, Ritchie repeated to reporters: “He was pointing at people. Children walking by.” One month later, Ritchie puts it differently. “At no point did he shoulder the...
  • Beavercreek Walmart surveillance tape shows shooting, 9-1-1 call (video)

    09/24/2014 8:17:16 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 277 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | Sep 24, 2014 | Jeremy Pelzer
    Editor's note: It is the general policy of Northeast Ohio Media Group not to show images of people being killed. We chose to publish this video because it addresses questions that have been raised about the behavior of the suspect and the police. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released a surveillance video Wednesday showing John Crawford III being shot to death by police last month in a Dayton-area Walmart. DeWine's release of the video and 9-1-1 recording coincided with a Greene County grand jury finding that Beavercreek police were justified in shooting the 22-year-old man, whom they...
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • Jay Carney: ‘It’s Not Going to Be a Good Year for Democrats’

    09/15/2014 9:08:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/15/2014 | Evam McMurry
    In his new guise as a political commentator for CNN, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dished out conventional wisdom on State of the Union Sunday morning, which in this case meant diagnosing the Democrats’ chances in the upcoming midterms as poor. “It’s not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition,” Carney said. “The sixth year is always particularly bad for a president’s party. You couple that with the fact so many seats are defended by Democrats in red states where Mitt Romney did very well against the president, double-digits in most cases, and there’s no...
  • Obama: Islamic State 'is not Islamic'

    09/11/2014 6:06:14 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 96 replies
    WND ^ | September 11,2014 | Chelsea Schilling
    In his prime-time speech to the nation on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama vowed to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria with airstrikes and 475 U.S. boots on the ground – but he also made a particular point of declaring that the Islamic State terrorists “are not Islamic.” “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic,” Obama said, speaking from the state floor of the White House residence. “No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been...
  • Here's Why Obama's Middle East Allies Don't Trust Him Against ISIS [Amazing photo!]

    09/09/2014 5:39:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/9/14 | Michael B Kelley and Brett LoGiurato
    .....Obama is constructing a strategy for an increasingly complex war he never wanted to enter. And allies in the region are skeptical.... The reluctance of crucial countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia exposes a big flaw in Obama's plan: He can't "degrade and destroy" ISIS without going into Syria but the U.S. can't beat ISIS in Syria without a ground force.... "The U.S. and the West have avoided the Syrian conflict for two years, essentially permitting the conditions that spawned ISIS," said Clint Watts, counterterrorism expert at the Foreign Policy Institute. The Obama administration's nominal partner on the ground in...
  • Coming Up: Obama Speaks From NATO Summit [Live Thread of Media Worship Service]

    09/05/2014 8:12:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 168 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | 9/5/14
    ....Obama plans to speak Friday on newly announced NATO plans to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine....speak at 11:30 a.m. ET from a NATO summit in Newport, Wales.