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  • Feds fight to prevent Clinton deposition in email case

    05/27/2016 10:16:44 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/16 | Julian Hattem
    Obama administration is trying to prevent former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from being deposed in an ongoing open records case connected to her use of a private email server. Late Thursday evening, the Justice Department filed a court motion opposing the Clinton deposition request from conservative legal watchdog Judicial Watch, claiming that the organization was trying to dramatically expand the scope of the lawsuit.
  • Harry Truman Saved My Life, But Barack Obama Doesn’t Approve

    05/27/2016 7:57:54 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    It’s an incontrovertible fact that millions of lives were saved because President Harry Truman dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. I know because I’m one of them. My father enlisted in the U.S. Navy the day he turned 18 in 1945. He finished his basic training as the Allies were preparing for “Operation Downfall” – the code name for the invasion of the Japanese mainland. Experts predicted it would be ten times bloodier than Iwo Jima. Casualty estimates ran into the millions – for both sides. Lest we forget, Imperial Japan was a ruthless warrior culture whose war crimes rivaled the...
  • CBS poll: Plurality of Americans now disapprove of decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan

    05/27/2016 7:28:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 105 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 27, 2016 | Allahpundit
    An addendum to Larry’s item this morning, which correctly diagnosed Obama’s appearance in Hiroshima as a bit more apologetic than the White House wants observers to believe. If you come to the site of an act that ended four years of horrendous war and insist that a “moral revolution” is needed to ensure that such acts aren’t repeated, you’re obviously making a statement about the morality of that original act. If you want to protest guns, you don’t do it at a place where someone once used one to defend himself successfully from a threat. You do it at a...
  • Brian Williams: U.S. Is ‘The Only Nation to Have Used’ Nuclear Weapons ‘In Anger’

    05/27/2016 7:15:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | May 27, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    MSNBC breaking news host and ex-NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was allowed out on MSNBC’s airwaves early Friday afternoon to discuss President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima so he could resurrect a taped report that aired in 2005 on the 60th anniversary of the nuclear bomb’s dropping on the Japanese city. In the course of discussing the event afterward, though, Williams threw some shade in the direction of the U.S. military and then-President Harry Truman by complaining that “we’re the only nation to have used them in anger” against the horrifying Axis Powers member.
  • Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel, dies

    05/27/2016 6:30:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2016 8:47 PM EDT
    Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel and a classmate and friend of President Barack Obama, has died, her family and Obama said. She was 50. […] Obama nominated Butts in 2014 to be the U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas. Hers was one of several nominations that the Senate has failed to act on. …
  • VIDEO=> Trump Motorcade ATTACKED by Protesters – SMASHES THROUGH POLICE BARRICADE!

    05/27/2016 5:29:14 PM PDT · by blueyon · 89 replies
    The Gateway Pundt ^ | 5/26/16 | Kristinn Taylor
    “Insane! Trump’s vehicles RAM through police barricade at high speed and speed out of downtown @ABC30 #TrumpFresno #ABC30Insider” Secret Service agents directing the motorcade carrying presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump apparently took evasive action after objects were thrown at the SUV carrying Trump as he departed the Selland Arena in Fresno, California on Friday. Video and online reporting posted by a local TV station shows the Trump motorcade barreling through a police barricade at such a high rate of speed that a shocked reporter said ‘hundreds could have been killed or injured’ by the maneuver.
  • Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

    05/27/2016 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2016 4:08 PM EDT
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving. While economic growth was relatively weak at the end of last year and beginning of this year, it appears to be picking up now based on recent data, Yellen said during a discussion at Harvard University. She said she expects the Fed to “gradually and cautiously increase” its key interest rate “and probably in the coming months, such a move would be appropriate.” …
  • Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

    05/27/2016 1:54:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WHNS-TV ^ | May 27, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Foster Klug, The Associated Press
    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) - With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons. As the first American president to visit the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb, Obama came to acknowledge - but not apologize for - an act many Americans see as a justified end to a brutal war that Japan started with a sneak attack at Pearl Harbor. Some 140,000 people died after...
  • Obama just got one giant step closer towards creating a national gun registry

    05/27/2016 12:34:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    President Obama is taking a big step towards creating a national gun registry. Hawaii looks like it is about to provide the federal government with the list of all the gun owners in the state. Supposedly, keeping a list of gun owners’ names will enable the FBI to tell police if a gun owner ever gets arrested. But a national gun registry isn’t necessary to do this check. The FBI isn’t the only organization that can do background checks on already existing gun owners. Hawaii already has a gun registry, and can regularly run its list of names to see...
  • Obama Urges ‘Moral Awakening,’ Says 'Ordinary People...Do Not Want More War'

    05/27/2016 11:44:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 27, 2016 | 6:12 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    After laying a wreath in memory of Hiroshima’s war dead on Friday, President Obama called for an end to war; the elimination of nuclear weapons; a recognition that “every life is precious”; and a “moral awakening” among all nations and peoples. “We must reimagine our connection to one another as members of one human race,” he said. Obama said the souls of 100,000 Japanese men, women and children killed in Hiroshima “speak to us.” […] “We can think of those things and know that those same precious moments happened here 71 years ago. Those who died — they are like...
  • Obama At Hiroshima: Every Religion Claims "License To Kill"

    05/27/2016 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama delivered a pious anti-war address in Hiroshima highlighting “humanity’s core contradiction” of war, lamenting that humanity tried to justify war because of religion. “How easily we learn to justify violence in the name of some higher cause,” he said. “Every great religion promises a pathway to love and peace and righteousness, and yet no religion has been spared from believers that have claimed their faith has a license to kill.”
  • Congress Must Censure President Obama over Hiroshima Speech

    05/27/2016 7:32:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama told the world on Friday in Hiroshima that the American decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945 arose from humanity’s worst instincts, including “nationalist fervor or religious zeal.” The war that ended in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he said, “grew out of the same base instinct for domination or conquest that had caused conflicts among the simplest tribes, an old pattern amplified by new capabilities and without new constraints.” The speech — delivered on the eve of Memorial Day weekend — was billed by the White House as anything but an apology, but Obama’s words betrayed...
  • 41 Secret Service Agents Disciplined Over Congressman's Personnel File Leak

    05/27/2016 7:16:11 AM PDT · by Enchante · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 26, 2016 | PIERRE THOMAS and JACK CLOHERTY
    A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) investigation into the U.S. Secret Service’s disclosure of the personnel files of Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has resulted in discipline for 41 agents. The leaker has also resigned, according to a statement by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. The conduct of 57 Secret Service personnel was reviewed, including 11 in the Senior Executive Service level, the highest levels of government. Of those, 41 are receiving some level of discipline....
  • Hiroshima: Dude, that was like 71 years ago!

    05/27/2016 6:34:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-28-2016 | MOTUS
    Thankfully Barry didn’t quite apologize for dropping the bomb when he went to visit Hiroshima. He did take the opportunity to call for a nuclear-free world though - which is about as realistic as a gun-free America, another of Barry’s pipe dreams (literally).An efficient pipedream delivery systemButt reality has never entered the picture when Barry has a Dream. And a nuclear free world world has been a dream of his ever since he was a young pup and “researched” the topic for his debut journalism thesis at Columbia’s Sundial.  “It’s naïve for us to think…that we can grow our nuclear...
  • Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

    05/27/2016 3:46:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 111 replies
    AP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Foster Klug
    Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. "Death fell from the sky and the world was changed," Obama said, after laying a wreath, closing his eyes and briefly bowing his head before an arched monument in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park that honors those killed on Aug. 6, 1945, when U.S. forces dropped the bomb that ushered in the nuclear...
  • When ‘Smart-Gun’ Laws Are Not So Smart

    05/27/2016 3:34:58 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | May 26, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    At a White House conference on Tuesday with representatives of state and local law enforcement from all 50 states, Vice President Joe Biden asserted that an “overwhelming majority” of Americans fully support so-called smart guns — firearms that can only be fired by a particular person. Biden claimed that this technology “could have gigantic payoff for us” in saving lives and reducing gun-related violence. Now, President Obama wants to use federal grants to encourage police departments to buy “smart guns” for officers. The idea is to prevent officers’ guns from being used against them. In reality, this technology is more...
  • Obama snaps at reporter asking about Hillary Clinton’s emails

    05/26/2016 7:50:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | May 26, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama brusquely cut off a reporter’s question Thursday about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system at the State Department. At a press conference in Japan, the president said he would take one more question from reporters. But when the question turned out to be about Mrs. Clinton’s emails that violated State Department rules, he quickly changed his mind. “You know I take it back — I’m not taking another question,” Mr. Obama said. “We’re in Japan, don’t you have something to do with Asia that we want to talk about? I’ll be talking about this in Washington...
  • Ten states sue Obama to stop his transgender blackmail

    05/26/2016 6:59:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Not so fast, bro. It’s not quite as dramatic as a state telling Obama to take his federal funds and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine, and it’s potentially rife with unintended consequences: What if the Scalia-less Supreme Court rules that the president can issue arbitrary conditions for the receipt of federal funds at his own personal whim? Roger Goodell’s lawyers might have some suggestions for Obama on this one. But at least they’re fighting. Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia have sued the administration in federal court. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appears...
  • Obama takes swipe at Trump overseas

    05/26/2016 4:23:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Fox News
    Nothing stops politics this election season -- not even the water's edge. While traveling overseas on official business Thursday, President Obama couldn’t resist wading into political matters back home, sparking controversy by saying foreign leaders are “rattled” by the rise of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Obama, saying leaders have "good reason" to feel that way, made the remarks on the sidelines of a Group of Seven economic summit in Japan.
  • Activists Say Vietnam Restricted Access to Facebook During Obama Visit

    05/26/2016 3:21:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | MAY 26, 2016
    The social network was blocked several times earlier this month The Vietnamese government restricted access to Facebook Inc inside Vietnam for several days this week as part of a broader crackdown on human rights and political dissidents during a visit by President Barack Obama, two activist organizations said on Thursday. Officials of Access Now, a digital rights organization, and Viet Tan, a Vietnamese pro-democracy group, said the social media site was restricted and at times blocked inside Vietnam from Sunday to Wednesday, citing reports from people inside the country on Twitter TWTR -0.76% and to Access Now’s digital security help...
  • Donald Trump Responds to Obama: ‘When You Rattle Someone, That’s Good’

    05/26/2016 3:09:06 PM PDT · by vekzen · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/26/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is responding to President Barack Obama, who while overseas said foreign leaders are rattled by Trump. “When you rattle someone, that’s good because many of the world, many of the countries in our world…have been absolutely abusing us and taking advantage of us,” Trump responded to Obama’s comment during a press conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. “If they’re rattled in a friendly way…that’s a good thing, not a bad thing.” “He is a man who shouldn’t be really airing his difficulties and he shouldn’t be airing what he’s airing where he is right now,”
  • Michelle Obama tells graduates to reject ‘selfish’ leaders

    05/26/2016 2:25:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Wasnington Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    In a swipe at Republicans in general and Donald Trump in particular, first lady Michelle Obama urged native American high school graduates Thursday to reject leaders who advocate “that we should be selfish.” “More than ever before, our world needs you,” Mrs. Obama told students at the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico. “And you don’t need your first lady to tell you that. All you have to do is tune into the news and you’ll see that right now, some of the loudest voices in our national conversation are saying things that go against every single one of...
  • In testimony, former confidant links Fattah to crimes ['Rat corruption trial in Philly][

    05/26/2016 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
    For Fattah's failed bid in 2007 to become mayor of Philadelphia, Naylor said, he distributed $200,000 in cash on Election Day from a fund that now lies at the heart of the Justice Department's racketeering conspiracy case. Another top strategist on the campaign, Thomas Lindenfeld, already has testified that he took out a $1 million loan from then-Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord at Fattah's encouragement. Because the donation exceeded city campaign-contribution limits, the loan was made to Lindenfeld's Washington political consulting firm and did not appear on the congressman's campaign filings.
  • 43 Republicans Join Democrats to Support Obama’s Transgender Agenda

    05/26/2016 12:28:50 PM PDT · by milton23 · 50 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/26/16 | Ryan T. Anderson
    On Wednesday night, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. Whereas last week Congress voted to reject this proposal—known as the Maloney Amendment—last night they voted to ratify Obama’s 2014 executive order barring federal contractors from what it describes as “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in their private employment policies. And, of course, “discrimination” on the basis of “gender identity” can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy based on biological sex, not gender identity, as we learned last week from Obama’s transgender directives....
  • Mrs. Clinton's Promise to Dissolve America's Border in Her First 100 Days (Rush)

    05/26/2016 12:13:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-26-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Breitbart: "An examination of Clinton's campaign promises reveals that Republicans who are willing to thwart Trump in favor of Clinton will be complicit in electing a President who would seek to bring about the complete, and possibly irreversible, dissolution of our nation's borders. "A review of Clinton's stated positions on the issue suggests she is perhaps the most extreme candidate on immigration ever to run for the office of the US Presidency. Her views place her even further outside the mainstream of the American electorate than President Barack Obama, who systematically dismantled US immigration law...
  • Top 10 List of What President Obama Should Say in Hiroshima Speech

    05/26/2016 10:51:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 55 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-26-16 | Wordsmith
    6 years ago, on the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, I wrote: No sitting Japanese prime minister has ever been to Pearl Harbor; and no sitting American president has ever been to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Will President Obama be the first? 6 years later, we have our answer. Tom Collina at Foreign Policy: President Barack Obama will soon become the first sitting U.S. president to go to Hiroshima, the White House announced on Tuesday. Obama will go on May 27, just after the G-7 summit, to visit the historic city where the United States...
  • Reports: Obama to Liberate Up to 24 Prisoners from Guantánamo

    05/26/2016 10:35:15 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2016 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration is secretly preparing to transfer up to 24 prisoners out of the U.S. military detention center Guantánamo Bay in Cuba by the end of the summer, the Guardian and Fox News report, citing unnamed sources. As the first news outlet to shed light on the plans, The Guardian notes that the transfer to multiple countries is expected to occur by the end of July. Currently, there are 80 prisoners detained at the Guantánamo facility, down from the 242 when President Barack Obama took office.
  • Obama Admin Deletes Conflict Of Interest Disclosures For Top Bureaucrats

    05/26/2016 10:22:20 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Conflict of interest disclosure reports filed by top federal officials were removed from public view by the Obama administration in recent months, a move that government transparency and accountability advocates condemn as a major setback. The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) reports are the primary tool that watchdog journalists, political activists and interested voters can use to guard against presidential appointees using their positions to enrich themselves or others.
  • Feds suppressing draft criminal indictment against Hillary

    05/26/2016 9:51:19 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 05/25/2016 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The Obama administration continues to suppress at least 12 versions of a 451-page draft indictment charging Hillary Clinton with criminal misconduct in the Whitewater case, according to an index in the National Archives obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request by the Washington-based watchdog Judicial Watch. One of the indictments specifically lists “overt acts” allegedly committed by the former first lady. It follows Judicial Watch’s release on Jan. 28 of 246 pages of previously undisclosed internal memos from Ken Starr’s Office of Independent Council investigation in 1998. The memos showed prosecutors had evidence that Hillary Clinton and her associate...
  • OBAMA'S EVERY GESTURE WILL BE SCRUTINIZED IN HIROSHIMA VISIT

    05/26/2016 9:45:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    AP ^ | May 26, 2016 | FOSTER KLUG
    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Every gesture. Every word uttered or avoided. Every person Barack Obama speaks with, listens to and stands beside in Hiroshima. All of it will help determine the success of a trip with huge potential political and diplomatic pitfalls, both in America and Asia. The leader of the United States is already one of the world's most watched people. But that daily scrutiny will be magnified exponentially when Obama makes the first presidential journey to the place where the first atomic bomb attack killed tens of thousands 71 years ago.
  • Coloradans volunteer to protect the U.S. Border

    05/26/2016 9:10:22 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Fox21 News ^ | May 25, 2016 | Abbie Burke
    NOGALES, Ariz. – The security of the border between the United States and Mexico, or lack there of, has been a hot topic recently – especially among the Presidential candidates. But while they debate about what they are going to do, dozens of men and women across the country are taking action now and volunteering their time to patrol the U.S. border. These men and women take time off work and away from their families to spend days camping in miserable conditions. They say they do it because of a love for their country and a desire to protect it.
  • Glenn Beck guest: 'What patriot' will remove Trump from office?

    05/26/2016 6:59:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    WND.com ^ | 5/26/2016
    Glenn Beck guest: 'What patriot' will remove Trump from office? 'I am about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical' Talk-radio host Glenn Beck has already had at least one visit from the Secret Service this election cycle over perceived threats on the life of GOP front runner Donald Trump made on his show, and he may be in store for another. During Wednesday’s broadcast Beck interviewed best-selling suspense author Brad Thor and the pair discussed their concerns Trump, if elected, would abuse his presidential authority with little chance of being stopped by Congress. Their “hypothetical” solution sounded...
  • Obama’s Refugees and Surging Deadly Diseases in America

    05/26/2016 8:01:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The lethal violation of the nation's most basic public health protocols An outbreak of deadly infectious tuberculosis among refugees President Obama sent to Indiana is a frightening reminder that the administration’s dangerous immigration policies are putting American lives at risk. In a frenzied rush to bring as many non-English-speaking Third World aliens to the country as possible before his presidency ends in a few months, Obama is allowing Syrian war migrants and refugees to be brought into the country without first undergoing proper medical examinations, a violation of the nation’s most basic public health protocols.
  • Obama: World leaders 'rattled' by Trump

    05/26/2016 7:40:29 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 39 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 10:21 AM ET, Thu May 26, 2016 | Euan McKirdy, CNN
    Obama: World leaders 'rattled' by Trump By Euan McKirdy, CNN Updated 10:21 AM ET, Thu May 26, 2016 (CNN)President Barack Obama touched on the rancorous U.S. presidential race at a press conference Thursday from the G-7 summit in Japan, saying that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's statements had his fellow world leaders concerned. "They're rattled by him and for good reason,"
  • Obamas’ Next Home: 9 Bedrooms in a Wealthy Washington Neighborhood

    05/26/2016 7:08:11 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 54 replies
    NYT ^ | May 25, 2016 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    WASHINGTON — President Obama and his family plan to move to a mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, a mere two miles from the White House, when he leaves office in January, according to people familiar with his plans. Mr. Obama, who has said his family will remain in the capital until his daughter Sasha completes high school in 2018, will rent the 8,200-square-foot, nine-bedroom home, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to reveal his plans. The house — valued around $6 million, according to several real estate websites, with...
  • Arizona joins challenge to schools' transgender directive

    PHOENIX — Arizona joined with Texas today to challenge a directive by the Obama administration that schools must let transgender students use restrooms that match their self-proclaimed sexual identity. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Texas contends Congress never gave the administration the power to enact such sweeping rules when it enacting laws prohibiting sex discrimination by schools receiving federal dollars. In fact, the attorneys cite comments by congressmen when the measure was approved in 1972 saying it was never the intent to sexually integrate same-­sex facilities. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is taking the lead, is arguing...
  • Brad Thor and Glenn Beck Advocate Assassination of Trump

    05/26/2016 6:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 84 replies
    Dangerandplay.com ^ | 5-25-2016 | MIKE CERNOVICH
    Today on Glenn Beck’s show, author Brad Thor advocated the assassination of Donald Trump: "I am about to suggest something very bad…. With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that? … I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office, because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.”...
  • Obama Waging Another Illegal War in Libya

    05/25/2016 6:41:07 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 May 2016 | Alex Newman
    As if the bloody mess left in Libya by Obama, the United Nations, and al-Qaeda was not already tragic enough, here comes round two. Despite the disastrous consequences of the earlier intervention, which was launched without a shred of constitutional authority, the Obama administration has once again deployed U.S. military forces to the North African nation — again without permission from Congress, much less the U.S. Constitution. Weapons shipments, support for shadowy militia groups, extrajudicial assassinations via drone-fired missile, and more are already under way. And, like last time, various globalist European powers are reportedly helping. This time, rather than...
  • Obama offers to beatbox for Vietnamese rapper (Our President Spits Some Sick Beatbox)

    05/25/2016 5:55:02 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-25-2016 | Eugene Scott
    President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday about the importance of the arts in international politics, making some music of his own to drop a very brief beat for Vietnam's "Queen of Hip Hop." During the final moments of a town hall in Ho Chi Minh City, Obama got a question from a 26-year-old rapper "Suboi," who spit a verse for the President after he offered to beatbox for her.
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The...
  • John Bolton’s reply to Obama’s Hiroshima visit

    05/25/2016 5:49:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton is watching President Obama’s upcoming visit to Hiroshima at week’s end with a keen eye. Mr. Obama is due to visit the Japanese city on Friday, the first president to do so since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the site 70 years ago, by order of Harry Truman, a Democrat. Mr. Bolton, however, has already crafted his response to the visit: a public-service ad produced through the Foundation for American Security and Freedom, which focuses on national security issues here and abroad. “President Obama has made it his mission to apologize for...
  • Ryan Says House Republicans Aim to End 'Executive Overreach'

    05/25/2016 5:28:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) unveiled what he called the Republicans“ “policy agenda” for 2017 on Wednesday, including a plan to regain the legislative power granted to Congress in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. “Article One,” Ryan said at a pen and pad briefing with reporters at the Capitol, “this is something that our members are very animated about because this has gotten out of control. This is about the separation of powers, about the Constitution, and wresting control away from decades of executive overreach and giving it back to Congress,” he said. Ryan noted that President Barack Obama...
  • Mao's Cultural Revolution Offers Lessons for Obama's America

    05/25/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 16 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 25, 2016 | Benny Huang
    I was pleasantly surprised to see the media pause for a moment last week to recall China's Cultural Revolution on the 50th anniversary of its regrettable birth. Unlike a lot of the media's silly anniversaries this one is actually worth remembering. If you aren't familiar with the Cultural Revolution just think of Stephen King's "Children of the Corn" being played out in China rather than rural Nebraska. The movement began in 1966 and lasted about ten years. Children rose up against their elders and seized for themselves the reins of power, humiliating their parents and teachers and sometimes even murdering...
  • DOJ Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels

    05/25/2016 12:38:38 PM PDT · by russbart · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a total of 94 Fast and Furious firearms have been recovered in Mexico City and 12 Mexican states, with the majority being seized in Sonora, Chihuahua and Sinaloa. Of the weapons recovered, 82 were rifles and 12 were pistols identified as having been part of the Fast and Furious program. Reports suggest...
  • The $5 Million D.C. Mansion Where The Obamas Will Live After Leaving The White House

    05/25/2016 2:10:00 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    According to Politico’s Mike Allen, Obama will lease the mansion from former Bill Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart and Giovanna Gray. The home was sold in 2014 for $5,295,000 and has 9 beds and 8.5 bathrooms, according to the McFadden group. It has 8,200 square feet and was built in 1928.
  • Obama Tells Vietnam: U.S. 'Still Striving to Live Up to Our Founding Ideals'

    05/25/2016 2:00:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    In an address to the people of communist-ruled Vietnam on Tuesday, President Obama made a case for the importance of upholding human rights, prefacing it by saying that the United States, too, “is still striving to live up to our founding ideals.” “No nation is perfect,” he said at the National Convention Center in Hanoi. “Two centuries on, the United States is still trying to striving to live up to our founding ideals.” “We still deal with our shortcomings – too much money in politics, and rising economic inequality,” Obama continued. “Racial bias in our criminal justice system. Women still...
  • Why 2 Moms in North Carolina Are Standing Up to the Obama Administration

    05/25/2016 1:18:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    adflegal.org ^ | May 25, 2016 | Sarah Kramer
    Don’t mess with my kids. That’s the message two North Carolina moms want the Obama Administration to hear. They are part of the nonprofit organization North Carolinians for Privacy, which – with the help of Alliance Defending Freedom – is suing the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The lawsuit asks for the court to make clear that students don’t have to give up their right to bodily privacy in order to get an education. “My children should not, being in public school, have to choose between their right to privacy and their protection,...
  • 11 states sue over federal transgender directive

    05/25/2016 11:50:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2016 2:40 PM EDT
    Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Tuesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. …
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons...

    05/25/2016 11:25:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a...
  • Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates

    05/25/2016 10:54:26 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MAY 20, 2016
    Truncated title. Full title: Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates Against Minorities The Obama administration has ordered the nation’s colleges and universities to stop asking applicants about criminal and school disciplinary history because it discriminates against minorities. Institutions are also being asked to offer those with criminal records special support services such as counseling, mentoring and legal aid once enrolled. The government’s official term for these perspective students is “justice-involved individuals” and the new directive aims to remove barriers to higher education for the overwhelmingly minority population that’s had encounters with the law or...