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  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • Sen. Corker: White House Meeting...‘One Of The Most Bizarre I’ve Attended’

    05/24/2014 7:59:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    CBS-DC ^ | 5-23-14
    White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers’ concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending. The meetings come as a frustrated White House seeks to push back at criticism of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. But the White House outreach appeared to be having little effect on some lawmakers’ concerns. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, described Tuesday night’s White House meeting with chief of staff Denis McDonough and national security adviser Susan Rice as...
  • Revealed: Names of Seven American Muslim Leaders at White House ‘Anti-Muslim Bigotry’ Meeting

    02/05/2015 10:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    The White House has still refused to name the “American Muslim leaders” with whom President Obama met to “discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.” According to a White House statement on the President’s meeting, the domestic issues discussed were the “Affordable Care Act, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, the 21st Century Policing Task Force, and the upcoming White House Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.” On the foreign policy front, “the President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam,” while also congratulating Muslims on...
  • Muslims Infiltrate the White House! Me Included!

    02/04/2015 8:06:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    dailybeast ^ | Feb. 4, 2015 | Dean Obeidallah
    I was one of the 15 “Muslim American leaders” invited to meet with President Obama Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what it was like. I can’t believe it but Louie Gohmert and Michele Bachmann were right after all. Muslims have infiltrated the White House—and at the highest levels. Sharia law can’t be far behind, so I hope you like turkey bacon and non-alcoholic beer because that’s all you will be getting once these Muslims have their say. What am I talking about? Well, on Wednesday, I was one of 15 Muslim American leaders to attend a one-hour meeting with President Obama at...
  • Tit for tat: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin declines meeting with Obama

    01/25/2015 5:25:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/25/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, who is visiting the United States this week, has declined to meet with Barack Hussein Obama. Rivlin will be in New York this week to speak at UN Headquarters, for an International Holocaust Remembrance Day event. The President’s Residence had informed U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro in early December of Rivlin’s planned visit, and the information was conveyed to the White House.A senior Israeli official said that at first Rivlin did not want to impose himself on Obama, and that he would be happy to go to Washington if invited by the White House. The deputy...
  • Pope in Turkey to meet with Muslim Leaders

    11/28/2014 8:30:19 AM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jillian Kitchener Reported.
    Published on Nov 28, 2014 Pope Francis arrives in Turkey, where he is expected to denounce violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. Jillian Kitchener report
  • Press Barred From #Ferguson Meeting at Clinton Library

    10/05/2014 10:18:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 5, 2014, | Kristinn Taylor
    The ‘most transparent administration in history’ is set to preside over (yet another) a meeting regarding Ferguson, Missouri that the press is barred from attending.Clinton Library in Little RockA meeting this week at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas of mayors, police chiefs and the Justice Department will focus on community policing and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri regarding the shooting of unarmed 18 year old black robber Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson following a confrontation shortly after Brown robbed a convenience store and the riotous protests following Brown’s death.Former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General...
  • Obama Meeting with Chuck Hagel on Strategy against Islamic State

    08/25/2014 11:34:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/25/14 | Charlie Spiering
    Back from his vacation, President Obama is scheduled to meet with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Monday for an update on the series of air strikes launched against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Obama may increase military action against the terrorist group after the beheading of American journalist James Foley, as members of his administration continue to escalate warlike rhetoric. “When people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done,” Obama said in a statement during his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard last week. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes signaled Friday that the United...
  • More Employment Woes Thanks To Obamacare

    07/10/2014 10:52:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    WMBF.. TruthRevolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | | | Caleb Howe
    WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC, reported Wednesday on the growing trend of businesses hiring only part-time workers, due to an inability to afford Obamacare. This situation leaves workers without healthcare and without a full-time income or other benefits. Local staffing agencies say more small business are starting to hire more part time employees. Not because there is more full time work, but as WMBF reporter Mandy Noell found out, it's because they can't afford to have more full time employees. Obamacare places requirements for health care benefits that many small businesses just cannot afford to pay. As a result, they...
  • Communist DUmmies Shut Down Meeting Because of Camera

    06/20/2014 2:06:33 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 12 replies
    Dummie Funnies ^ | 6/18/14 | PJ Comix
    EEEEK!!! Vampires can't tolerate sunlight. Likewise Communists can't tolerate cameras at their meetings because that would shed light on who they are. As you can see in this VIDEO, Communists at Portland State University can't stand it when an outsider attends their "public" meeting with a camera. What is laughable is they claim to the cop they the guy with the camera is a "disruptor" but thanks to the camera we can see who the TRUE disruptors are. And childish in the extreme. I gotta ask... How many of these COmmies are also DUmmies? There must be a bunch. Anyway,...
  • U.S. held secret meeting with Hamas, Terrorist regime still won't recognize Israel's right to exist

    05/23/2014 5:24:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 5/22/14 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – The U.S. last week held a clandestine meeting in Egypt with Ghazi Hamad, the deputy foreign minister of Hamas, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. The officials would not say whether the meeting was with a current member of the U.S. government or a former diplomat acting as a proxy for the Obama administration. Messages were exchanged about Hamas’s intentions as part of a newly formed Palestinian unity government with the rival Fatah party, led by Mahmoud Abbas, the officials said. Last week, Israel’s Haaretz newspaper quoted an unnamed White House official stating the Obama administration...
  • Right-wing MKs apologize to US ambassador for 'closed meeting' leaks

    02/26/2014 7:54:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies ^ | 2/26/14 | LAHAV HARKOV
    Knesset Land of Israel Caucus heads Yariv Levin (Likud Beytenu) and Orit Struck (Bayit Yehudi) expressed regret on Wednesday that a recording of the parliamentary group’s meeting with US Ambassador Dan Shapiro was leaked to the press. The meeting, which took place on Tuesday, was closed to the press and was described by attendees as “charged,” after MKs used harsh language in discussions of imprisoned Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard’s treatment and accused the US of bias against Israel in talks with Palestinians. Shapiro spoke to Levin and Struck, saying that he was upset that the meeting was recorded. The two...
  • Obama Whistles Tune Before Meeting

    01/18/2014 11:57:02 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 14, 2014 | 0bama
    President Barack Obama can be heard whistling moments before a cabinet meeting Tuesday at the White House.
  • Pope Rejects Meeting with Bibi in Rome

    10/21/2013 1:25:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    INN ^ | 10/21/2013, 2:42 AM | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will not be meeting with Pope Francis during his visit to Rome on Wednesday, a diplomatic source told AFP on Sunday. A statement last week from Netanyahu’s office had said he would be “meeting Pope Francis next Wednesday at the Vatican” and with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for updates on nuclear talks with Iran and negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. A diplomatic source on Sunday told AFP, however, that no such meeting with Pope Francis will be taking place. The source noted that audiences with the Pope must be arranged sufficiently in advance. …
  • GOP, W.H. to keep talking after Obama meeting

    10/10/2013 4:13:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    politico ^ | 10/10/13 | JAKE SHERMAN, BURGESS EVERETT and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    House Republicans returned from a meeting with President Barack Obama saying they will continue discussions Thursday night about a six-week debt ceiling hike. “We had a very useful meeting,” Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said, upon returning from the White House Thursday evening. “It was clarifying I think for both sides as to where we are and the takeaway from the meeting was, our teams are going to be talking further tonight, we’ll have more discussion, we’ll come back to have more discussion. The president said that he would go and consult with the administration folks and hopefully we can...
  • Lawmakers wary of Obama meeting with Iranian president (Hussein vs Rouhani)

    09/22/2013 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/13 | Julian Pecquet
    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are expressing misgivings about President Obama's potential meeting with Iran's new president on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York next week. The White House said Friday that the president was “ready to engage” with Rouhani, further adding to the speculation that the two could meet face-to-face in what would be the first such encounter since the two countries broke off diplomatic ties in 1980. Several lawmakers believe such a meeting would be a mistake, empowering Iran before it has made any real concessions on its alleged nuclear weapons program....
  • Third 'Positive' Peace Meeting Concludes; Hours after a second secret meeting, Israeli and PA

    08/20/2013 5:49:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 8/21/13 | Elad Benari
    Israeli and Palestinian Authority negotiators on Tuesday night concluded a third meeting as part of the renewed peace talks between the sides. The meeting, reportedly held at an undisclosed location in Jerusalem, was described as “serious”. The sides agreed to meet again soon. As usual, Israel was represented at the meeting by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s envoy Yitzhak Molcho. The PA side was represented by chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Mohammed Shtayeh. The late evening meeting, which ended shortly before midnight, was the second meeting of the day between the sides. Earlier Tuesday, a senior...
  • Edward Snowden meets rights groups at Moscow airport

    07/12/2013 6:55:42 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 20 replies
    The BBC ^ | 12 July 2013
    Airport spokeswoman Anna Zakharenkova confirmed about 10 people had been invited to the meeting which was scheduled to take place in the transit area at around 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT). "We will provide access and premises," she was quoted as saying. "The exact list (of attendees) is not known." A large press scrum gathered at the airport ahead of the meeting, while Interfax reported Mr Snowden had moved from his room in the airport's Capsule Hotel to attend the meeting. In the message, the 30-year-old fugitive complained that the US government was waging an "unlawful campaign" to prevent him...
  • Kerry and Netanyahu Hold Second Meeting

    06/28/2013 12:43:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 6/28/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon, their second meeting in 24 hours. The contents of the meeting were not disclosed, but the two agreed to meet for a third time on Saturday night. Kerry is currently on his fifth trip to the region since taking office, and is trying to get Israel and the Palestinian Authority back to the negotiating table On Thursday evening, Kerry and Netanyahu met for more than four hours, soon after Kerry arrived in Israel. The content of that meeting was not made public either,...
  • Revealed: Special House Immigration Meeting Confirmed After GOP Reps. Announce Revolt

    06/14/2013 12:36:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/14/2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    House Republican leadership will hold a special meeting next month to discuss immigration, one of the demands of a group of GOP members determined to stop an immigration reform bill from moving forward. But a spokesman for the House Republican Conference told TheBlaze that it was “always” their plan to hold the meeting. “It has always been leadership’s plan to schedule a special conference meeting on immigration which is why we put one on the calendar and noticed to Members and staff this week,” communications director Nate Hodson said in an email. Hodson did not respond to a followup query...
  • Pelosi, top House Dems to dine with Obama

    05/08/2013 4:36:23 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/13 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has invited House Democratic leaders to dinner Wednesday at a hotel near the White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California will attend the private dinner, along with the No. 2 and No. 3 Democrats in the House, congressmen Steny Hoyer of Maryland and James Clyburn of South Carolina. The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Maryland's Chris Van Hollen, will be there, plus the chair of the House Democrat's campaign arm, Steve Israel of New York.
  • Colorado Senate Meeting to Restrict 2nd Amendment TODAY

    03/04/2013 7:13:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | 3/4/13 | Erick Erickson
    Colorado Democrats have gone too far, and the time to stop them is now. On Monday morning the Colorado Senate will take up a package of anti-second amendment measures, four of which have already been passed in the House. It is time for conservatives to take a stand against this assault on our rights. The Democrats in Colorado control both chambers of the legislature and the Governor’s office. They assume that this gives them the right to subvert your constitutional rights. They seek to limit your capability to defend yourself by banning concealed carry on campuses and limiting the capacity...
  • NRA Slams Meeting with Biden

    01/10/2013 1:38:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/10/13 | staff
    The National Rifle Association met with Vice President Joe Biden Thursday and it did not go well. “We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment,” the group said in a statement released Thursday afternoon. The full statement: The National Rifle Association of America is made up of over 4 million moms and dads, daughters and sons, who are involved in the national conversation about how to prevent a tragedy like Newtown from ever happening again. We attended...
  • Five theories about Obama’s meeting with Romney

    11/29/2012 5:40:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Constitution Center ^ | November 29, 2012 | Scott Bomboy
    ... Obama is having Mitt Romney over for lunch on Thursday and their meeting is already generating a lot of buzz. Here are five theories about the White House’s motives.... 1. Obama is extending a common courtesy... 2. Obama will offer Romney a Cabinet job... 3. Obama will enlist Romney in the fiscal cliff debate... 4. Obama wants Romney’s advice on business issues... 5. Obama wants closure on the 2012 presidential election, or something else?....
  • Obama Met With Panetta, Biden on 9/11/12 55 Minutes After State Notified WH Benghazi Was Under..

    10/30/2012 5:26:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Obama Met With Panetta, Biden on 9/11/12 55 Minutes After State Notified WH Benghazi Was Under Attack By Terence P. Jeffrey October 30, 2012 ( - President Barack Obama met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Sept. 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM—just 55 minutes after a State Department email notified the White House and the Pentagon that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi was under attack. The meeting between Obama, Panetta and Biden had been scheduled before the attack took place, and the Department of Defense is not commenting now on...
  • The Smartest People In A Meeting With Obama

    09/25/2012 10:04:28 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-25-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Obama Holds First Cabinet Meeting Since January

    07/27/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/26/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    Obama Holds First Cabinet Meeting Since January9:02 AM, Jul 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER According to President Barack Obama's official schedule, "Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting." By CBS reporter Mark Knoller's account, this cabinet meeting is the first one President Obama has held since January 31: Today at the WH, Pres Obama convenes a Cabinet meeting - 18th of his presidency, first one since Jan 31st. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 26, 2012 **SNIP** So it appears,...
  • 'Iran rejects US request for bilateral meeting'

    04/14/2012 3:41:44 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    ISTANBUL - Iran turned down a request by the United States for a rare bilateral meeting on the sidelines of nuclear talks between the Islamic republic and six world powers in Istanbul on Saturday, the official IRNA news agency said. There was no comment from US diplomats, whose country has not had direct ties with Tehran for more than three decades. "The Iranian delegation rejected the request of Wendy Sherman, the representative of the American delegation, for a bilateral meeting," IRNA said.
  • 141st NRA Annual Meeting at America's Center in the heart of St Louis, MO April 13-15, 2012

    04/11/2012 9:31:18 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 3 replies
    NRA ^ | April 11, 2012 | Steelers6
    Exhibit Hall Hours: Friday, April 13: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Exhibit Hall is FREE to NRA Members Registration Hours: Thursday, April 12: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 13: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Biden Attending Government Transparency Meeting . . . Behind Closed Doors…

    03/05/2012 9:34:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 4/6/12 | zip
    The irony I’m positive is lost on Joltin’ Joe. Via Politico: Spot the irony in Vice President Biden’s schedule today, from the White House’s daily guidance: “At 1:00 PM, the Vice President will attend a meeting of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. At 2:30 PM, the Vice President will meet with representatives of the National Sheriffs’ Association in the Roosevelt Room. These meetings are closed press.”
  • In Netanyahu Meeting, Obama Says 'The United States Will Always Have Israel's Back.'

    03/05/2012 8:11:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    abc ^ | 4/6/12 | ap
    In Netanyahu meeting, Obama says 'the United States will always have Israel's back.'
  • Obama’s boredom makes special appearance during jobs initiative meeting [VIDEO]

    01/24/2012 3:37:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama portrays himself as a hard worker who constantly rolls up his sleeves to help Americans amid the economic recession. But he’s spending more of his energy and time running for re-election than he’s devoting to the ordinary tasks of pushing back special interests that profitably clog government, curb personal freedom and constrict entrepreneurship. (RELATED: Full coverage of Barack Obama) Out on the stump, he’s animated, active and energetic. That’s where his extraordinary talents as a political campaigner show up on TV. It’s a different story inside Washington,
  • Gun Lawyer EVAN NAPPEN to Address NJ Gun Owners at Free Public Meeting

    12/03/2011 7:16:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 December, 2011 | NJ2AS
    New Jersey --( A friendly reminder about your event registration: American Legion Post 129 – 2025 Church Road – Toms River, NJ 840 Piney Hollow Road Winslow, NJ Date: 03 Dec 2011 7:00 PM EST You all know Evan Nappen as the Attorney who wrote the book on New Jersey Gun Laws. NJ Firearms owners have been relying upon the information in Evan’s book since the first edition. Gun Lawyer Evan Nappen Gun Lawyer Evan Nappen Evan will be talking about his book as well as current issues of concern to NJ Firearms owners. Most importantly, he has agreed to...
  • Emails directly link White House to secret transparency meeting

    10/18/2011 12:37:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/18/11 | Jordan Bloom
    Act (FOIA) request by government watchdog group Judicial Watch suggest that the White House had direct involvement in shutting a transparency hearing to the press. “Please don’t have them reach out to any reporters before I clear [with White House] press,” wrote White House Deputy Associate Counsel Blake Roberts to the Office of Information Policy (OIP), about what should have been a fairly noncontroversial training session. The workshop was conducted by the OIP for Department of Justice employees on FOIA compliance procedures. Another email, from DOJ Press Release Deputy Director Gina Talamona to the OIP and the attorney general’s office,...
  • La Open Carry Meeting, Sept 7, 2011(LA)

    09/04/2011 11:09:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1+ views ^ | 1 September, 2011 | Yale
    The regular monthly business meeting of Louisiana Open Carry Awareness League (aka LOCAL) will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 in the meeting room of the Shoneys Resturant on Hwy 51 near I-10 in Laplace, La. All LOCAL members and anyone interested in Open Carry are encouraged to attend.
  • Obama:IT'S MY PARTY: Meeting is closed to the press

    05/11/2011 8:38:31 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies
    Politico 44/ Whiteboard Archives ^ | May 11, 2011 - 05:05AM | Whiteboard Archives
    IT'S MY PARTY: The Democrats in the Senate are headed to President Obama's turf on Wednesday to talk with him about the deficit and, the White House says, other things. In guidance to reporters, the White House said that at the meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Obama and the "Senate Democratic Caucus" will cover "the range of important issues on the legislative agenda, including the need to adopt a balanced approach in confronting the nation’s long-term deficit challenges." The meeting is closed to the press..
  • Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission

    05/03/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 7:20 PM on 3rd May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound. Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals - who were not even told who they were preparing to capture - had practised the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound. The mission looked set to be given the all clear last Thursday when analysts confirmed beyond doubt that Bin Laden was in busy town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan.
  • Unprecedented : Clinton convenes mass meeting of US ambassadors

    01/31/2011 1:36:13 AM PST · by sunmars · 258 replies
    AP ^ | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is convening an unprecedented mass meeting of U.S. ambassadors.</p>
  • Clinton to visit Obama Friday (what's up Bubba's sleeve, or is it BHO's?)

    12/09/2010 8:39:29 PM PST · by STARWISE · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 12-9-10 | Thrush and Lee
    Former President Bill Clinton is headed to the White House on Friday to meet with President Obama, an administration official confirmed to POLITICO.
  • White House Meeting Ends in Kind Words but No Deals

    11/30/2010 1:42:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 11/30/10 | Peter Baker & Carl Hulse
    President Obama and Republican Congressional leaders emerged from a high-profile, post-election meeting on Tuesday with gracious words and pledges of cooperation but no concrete agreements on the fiscal and national security issues that divide them. The two sides agreed to conduct negotiations over the next few days in search of a compromise on whether to extend the Bush-era tax cuts that expire in a month. “There must be some sensible common ground,” Mr. Obama said. Yet the two sides yielded nothing in their disagreement over whether the cuts should be extended across the board as Republicans insist or exclude income...
  • POLITICO: Crashing the big Democratic donors' D.C. meeting

    11/17/2010 5:15:44 AM PST · by maggief · 15 replies
    POLITICO ^ | November 17, 2010 | KENNETH P. VOGEL & JESSICA TAYLOR
    Some of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors met Tuesday afternoon with influential party figures such as AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, organizer Joan Fitz-Gerald and former White House aide Van Jones to discuss the lessons and implications of the GOP’s landslide midterm election victory. The meeting – organized by a group of wealthy, politically active liberals called the Democracy Alliance – took place at Washington’s swank Mandarin Oriental hotel, where off-duty police officers and other security patrolled the halls looking for reporters and other uninvited guests, who were escorted from the premises. "The agreement is that everything that goes on here...
  • Why Voters Think Obama’s Meeting With GOP Leaders Is a Gimmick

    11/17/2010 7:17:02 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies ^ | 11/17/2010 | Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute
    Inside the Beltway, the conventional wisdom is that the White House meeting between President Barack Obama and the new Republican congressional leadership –rescheduled for Nov. 30 — is a big deal, an opportunity to reset the country on a better course. But the American people apparently see it mostly as a publicity stunt. They don’t think there is much chance anything will get done.
  • Obama Uses Teleprompter For A 10 Person Meeting

    11/01/2010 6:57:21 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 72 replies
    Obama Uses Teleprompter For A 10 Person Meeting Click here VIDEO
  • Fayyad storms out of New York meeting with Ayalon

    09/21/2010 5:50:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies ^ | 9/21/10 | JORDANA HORN
    Ayalon to 'Post': "What I say is that if the Palestinians are not willing to talk about two states for two peoples, let alone a Jewish state for Israel, then there's nothing to talk about." NEW YORK -- Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad angrily left a UN Ad-Hoc Liaison Committee meeting and canceled a scheduled subsequent press conference with Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon in New York on Tuesday, after Ayalon refused to approve a summary of the meeting which said "two states" but did not include the words "two states for two peoples." "What I say is that if...
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • Obama BP meeting: No Interior Secretary, but lots of lawyers

    06/16/2010 9:15:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 478+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 6/16/10 | Byron York
    The White House has sent out the list of attendees for the president's meeting with BP executives. Other than the president and vice president, the people from the administration were: energy/climate advisor Carol Browner, economics adviser Larry Summers, and the domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes. Along with those three officials were three lawyers: White House counsel Robert Bauer, White House lawyer Don Verrilli, and Tom Perrelli, the number-three official in the Justice Department. Adm. Thad Allen also attended. Missing from the list: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who was singled out by the president in last night's speech for not doing...
  • Heated Islamic Mosque Meeting

    06/10/2010 8:46:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 117+ views
    myfoxny ^ | 6/10/10 | ARUN KRISTIAN DAS
    MYFOXNY.COM - Things got heated at a community meeting on Staten Island where representatives from an Islamic group answered tough questions about their pending purchase of a former convent. When one man began shouting down another, the meeting's organizers shut down the event, the Staten Island Advance reported. The Archdiocese of New York has struck a deal to sell an unused property in the Midland Beach section of the borough to the Muslim American Society, which intends to turn it into a mosque and community center.
  • Behind the Scenes of President Obama's 'Warm and Cuddly' Meeting with Senate Republicans

    05/26/2010 10:09:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies · 1,243+ views
    ABC Political Punch ^ | May 26, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    "Now, some of you heard I went to the [Senate] Republican Caucus today," President Obama told a receptive crowd at a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel last night. “It was a warm and cuddly meeting," he joked. "The last time I appeared, it was before the House Republican Caucus, and we agreed to let the press in on that one. This one not so much." The crowd laughed. The meeting was cordial, attendees tell ABC News, though there were some tense moments. One Republican Senator told ABC News that he thought this meeting did...
  • When Barry met Billy

    05/02/2010 6:27:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 68 replies · 1,638+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 1, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    I am much less interested in the recycled National Enquirer report of an Obama tryst with a mistress than I am with the question of when Barack Obama first met William Ayers. The estimable Ed Morrissey of Hot Air previews a new book that claims to have uncovered evidence that the two men met far earlier than the campaign's claimed date of 1995. Ed quotes the book's co-author Aaron Klein:
  • News Briefs: Meeting tonight on drive to opt out of health reform (Howell, Michigan)

    03/29/2010 5:48:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 233+ views
    News Briefs: Meeting tonight on drive to opt out of health reformMarch 29, 2010 The groups Common Sense in Government, Livingston County 9-12 Group and Retake Our Gov will hold a town hall meeting today at the Howell High School Freshman Campus, 1400 W. Grand River Ave. in Howell. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be an opportunity for those interested in learning more about the Michigan Health Care Freedom Amendment ballot initiative. Organizers of the effort want to let Michigan voters weigh in on whether the state should opt out of health reform. The groups are...