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  • Investigators: Secret Service use ‘problematic’

    10/21/2014 9:52:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. The report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general calls the conduct “problematic,” and says that the employee’s friendship with high-level Secret Service officials creates the appearance it was motivated by personal relations “rather than furthering official government functions.” Although agency officials insisted that President Barack Obama’s safety was not compromised, the memo notes that Obama was at the White...
  • Obama praises Supreme Court on gay marriage, has no plans to be a justice

    10/21/2014 9:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Robert Barnes
    The life of a Supreme Court justice would be “a little bit too monastic” for President Obama, according to an interview he gave the New Yorker about his legal legacy. Obama also praised the Supreme Court’s recent decision not to review lower-court rulings that struck down state prohibitions on same-sex marriage, saying he believes that the Constitution provides gays the right to marry. And he said that 81-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “gets to decide, not anybody else, when she chooses to go” into retirement. Obama made the remarks to the magazine’s legal correspondent, Jeffrey Toobin. Toobin noted that the...
  • Obama pitches for votes on black radio

    10/21/2014 9:12:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2014 4:48 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don’t want him around in person.African-American turnout will be vital to Democrats’ hopes in states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina that will help determine control of the Senate. And Obama remains beloved among black voters even if Democratic candidates in those races are running away from him amid the president’s low overall approval ratings. “This isn’t about my feelings being hurt,” Obama told the Rev. Al Sharpton in one...
  • Ebola Debuts on Americans' List of Top U.S. Problems

    10/21/2014 8:58:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin McCarthy
    As the quarantine period ends for people exposed to the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola, the virus for the first time ranks among the top 10 issues Americans consider to be the most important ones facing the country. However, Ebola still ranks behind five other issues, including the economy (17%), dissatisfaction with government (16%) and unemployment (10%), and ties several others.These results come from an Oct. 12-15 Gallup poll, conducted while dozens of people in the U.S. were still being quarantined after coming in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who died earlier this month from...
  • Obama's Coterie Of Incompetents

    10/21/2014 4:33:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: By naming an "Ebola Czar," the president has effectively cashiered his bumbling CDC chief — and again passed the buck for another crisis to another subordinate. With Barack Obama, it's always the fault of "him." Or "her." Or "they." The federal Centers for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden is now taking the fall for blithely promising Americans that Ebola would never come to our shores, and then, when it did — thanks to his refusal to restrict travel from West Africa — assuring us U.S. hospitals could handle it. Obama is said to be seething at the CDC's mismanagement...
  • Obama says he has 'unpaid bills' in Chicago, White House deletes comment

    10/21/2014 4:19:24 PM PDT · by Marv Dumon
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Marv Dumon
    Bloomberg Politics has removed a Twitter photo of Barack Obama next to fried chicken, perhaps due to pressure from the White House. In a supposedly free country that (supposedly) has First Amendment protections, liberals think you can't name a sports team "Redskins."
  • Obama fried chicken photo gets deleted for racial insensitivity

    10/21/2014 4:19:24 PM PDT · by Marv Dumon · 88 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Marv Dumon
    Bloomberg Politics has removed a Twitter photo of Barack Obama next to fried chicken, perhaps due to pressure from the White House. In a supposedly free country that (supposedly) has First Amendment protections, liberals think you can't name a sports team "Redskins."
  • The Current Ebola Strain: It’s Airborne Folks

    08/05/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 301 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-5-14 | sundance
    The empirical evidence of an airborne Ebola Strain is overwhelming Hat Tip GWP - Patrick Sawyer was the American businessman, who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, then collapsed after he got off a plane to Nigeria and died July 25. He was the first patient in Nigeria with the Ebola virus. The Nigerian authorities have refused to release the names of other passengers on the plane with Mr. Sawyer, or notify the media of their status.
  • U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola

    10/16/2014 10:29:54 PM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/14 | Jerome Corsi
    U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola Virus could be transmitted by means other than contact NEW YORK – While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition. The most recent edition was published in 2011, with more than 100,000 copies distributed...
  • Why Ebola Probably Won't Go Airborne

    10/06/2014 2:26:07 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 10-6-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaOctober 6, 2014 The idea that Ebola could go airborne is terrifying. Once you are infected, few diseases are more likely to kill you — and death by hemorrhagic fever, diarrhea and vomiting often accompanied by bleeding and organ failure, sounds particularly awful. At present it's hard to get infected — healthcare workers and family members caring for victims are at highest risk — but that would change if the virus were to mutate so that it could be transmitted through the air while keeping its present lethality. That's a nightmare scenario. But it's more the stuff of bad...
  • A Promising Experimental Ebola Drug Goes Overlooked

    10/21/2014 12:05:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | October 20, 2014 | Paul M. Barrett
    Bloomberg - link and title only.
  • US probing claims ISIS fighters seized airdropped weapons meant for Kurds

    10/21/2014 2:46:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 21, 2014
    U.S. military officials say they are investigating claims that Islamic State fighters seized a cache of weapons that were airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces and meant for Kurdish militiamen. A video uploaded by a media group loyal to the Islamic State showed a cache of weapons including hand grenades, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. Their claims would appear to correspond with those of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said the militants had seized at least one cache. U.S. officials said Tuesday they could not confirm the video's authenticity but are looking into the claims.
  • Czar Klain: No Way To Run a Republic

    10/21/2014 1:41:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 21, 2014
    On Friday, addressing mounting concerns about a medical crisis in the U.S., President Obama named the noted epidemiologist Dr. Ronald Klain as the country’s “Ebola czar.” Dr. Klain…. Oh, sorry, that didn’t happen. The new Ebola czar is not an expert in infectious diseases, or in public health, or even a doctor. To Washington insiders, Ron Klain, a high-stakes Democratic Party operative, is most famous for his role in Florida legal challenges surrounding the 2000 presidential election. Those with longer memories remember Klain’s work as the Al Gore aide who labored to raise more than $100 million for the Democratic...
  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • Amnesty or America: There Can Be Only One!

    10/21/2014 1:35:48 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 3 replies
    Self | 10/21/14 | Me
    Our very own liberal leviathan, the bloated, blind and wheezing U.S. Government, is preparing 34 million blank Green Cards and Work Visas in anticipation of Obama’s unilateral and unconstitutional plan to grant executive amnesty. Although this comes as no surprise, the fact our fearless leader is waiting until after the election speaks volumes about his politics and duplicitous nature. The disturbing realization the President of the United States is consciously allowing millions of Illegal immigrants, those who have little or no allegiance for this country’s heritage, to greatly influence our nation’s policies and potential survival is criminal and treasonous to...
  • Chicago man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

    10/21/2014 7:21:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    cnn ^ | Oct. 21, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN) -- Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends. Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise with the president. "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," Jones quipped as he walked by the two. "I really wasn't planning on it," Obama replied, joking that Jones was "an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason." A clearly embarrassed Cooper apologized for her boyfriend, telling the President she knew her boyfriend was going to "say...
  • IL Poll Workers Break Law – Tell Obama to “Vote Democrat” at Chicago Polling Booth (Video)

    10/21/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-14 | Jim Hoft
    After spending the weekend golfing, President Barack Obama flew to Chicago Monday to vote in the 2014 midterm elections. Reporters were there to film the event. At one point one of the workers tells Obama to “Vote Democrat.” Of course, this is against the law. Cook County is a Campaign-Free Zone – asking voters to vote a particular way is strictly prohibited..
  • White House Doctors Transcript of Obama Remarks

    10/21/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 28 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 10/21/2014 | Keith Koffler
    The White House Monday left a potentially embarassing phrase out of the official transcript of the president’s remarks, altering what is supposed to be a verbatim rendition and, unless it was a mistake, effectively lying to the American people. The odds, of course, of something harmful being the one thing left accidentally on the cutting room floor or unheard by the stenographer would seem rather low. According to the White House pool report by Politico’s Jennifer Epstein: The White House’s transcript of tonight’s DNC fundraiser omits the president’s reference to unpaid bills being stacked up on his desk at home in Chicago. I included...
  • Satire: NIH Deflects Criticism of Spending Priorities

    10/21/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Satire ^ | 18 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    GOP critics of government priorities in how tax dollars are spent have latched onto the National Institutes of Health investment in studying why lesbians are fat as a sign of the agency’s poor judgment. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex) says “the more we learn about the decisions made by this Administration, the worse it sounds. Back in 2008 the incoming Obama Administration was advised that it should take stronger measures against a possible Ebola pandemic. Instead, they divert scarce resources to studies like this.” NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins defended the allocation of resources. “The number of obese lesbians in this...
  • Police: Alleged serial killer tied to 7 slayings ‘basking in the glory’

    10/21/2014 9:16:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Fox32 Chicago ^ | Oct 21, 2014
    Police: Alleged serial killer tied to 7 slayings ‘basking in the glory’ Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:05 AM CST Updated: Oct 21, 2014 9:41 AM CST GARY, Ind. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Darren D. Vann led Gary police on a bloody scavenger hunt this weekend. He pointed them to seven bodies of his alleged victims scattered in basements and empty, run-down buildings all over northwest Indiana's Steel City, authorities said. To the body of Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville. And Teaira Batey, 28, of Gary. And others whose identities are still unknown. The Mayor of Gary Indiana said Tuesday morning...
  • Politico Poll: Seven Percent Believe Obamacare Will Lower Healthcare Costs

    10/21/2014 7:56:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 21, 2014 | by Guy Benson
    Time to inject another set of data points into the "Obamacare is working well in the real world" debate. The president and his loyalists insist that their signature law is working as intended. The general public -- yet again -- disagrees, according to a new poll from Politico. A plurality believes the quality of their care will deteriorate under Obamacare (perhaps due to access shock, doctor shortages, and government rationing decisions), while less than one-in-five expect improved care. On costs, a pitiful seven percent believe the 'Affordable' Care Act will reduce the amount of money they'll personally pay will decrease...
  • From patron saint to pariah: how Barack Obama became toxic for Democrats

    10/21/2014 7:33:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 21, 2014 | By Peter Foster
    It has been a stunning reversal of fortunes for Mr Obama, whose celebrity status helped get Democrats elected in several Republican states in 2008 – states which the party is now desperately struggling to defend. With less than two weeks to go until the November 4 polling day, we track the travails of the man who once walked on political water. Indeed, so toxic has Mr Obama’s name apparently become that when Ms Lundergan Grimes was asked if she had ever actually voted for Mr Obama, the 35-year-old lawyer declined to answer. The president’s sheen may have faded for the...
  • Exclusive -- Jeff Sessions: Obama's Immigration Policies Hammer Black Workers

    10/21/2014 7:28:18 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 19 replies
    www.Breitbart.com ^ | 20 October, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) told Breitbart News that black workers across America should be wary of supporting Democrats because of President Obama and other Democrats’ support for immigration policies that displace them economically. "A nation owes its first obligation to its own citizens,” Sessions said in an emailed statement. “But our current immigration policy advantages the citizens of other countries over our own. Undeniably, one of the groups most hurt economically by unjust immigration policies are African-American citizens.” Sessions points to a study that Harvard economist Dr. George Borjas published with the National Bureau of...
  • Losing faith in Obama

    10/21/2014 7:21:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 21, 2014 | By Charles Lipson
    When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. Now, the same oppressive walls are closing in on President Barack Obama. He is welcome only in the palatial homes of Hollywood stars and hedge-fund billionaires or the well-kept fairways of Martha's Vineyard. The contrast with 2008 is striking and painful. Six years ago, his acolytes fainted as he read from the teleprompter. What went wrong? Ideology, say the true believers and their staunchest opponents. The left says he compromised too much, desperate to pass his agenda. The...
  • I’m just here to connect the dots…

    10/21/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-21-2014 | MOTUS
    Don’t blame me, I’m just connecting the dots. Just 12 days ago, at the cocktail party following Lady M’s White House Fashion Education Workshop, she finally wore a frock by America’s iconic designer Oscar de la Renta, Today, Oscar is dead. Coincidence? Officially, yes, butt let’s examine the evidence: first, Oscar was never a fan of MO’s mini-me cardigans: Fashion can get ugly. It looks like the king of American fashion is openly dissing the First Lady for wearing her wallet-friendly J.Crew ensemble to meet the Queen of England this week. Oscar de la Renta remarked, “You don’t show up at...
  • Obama's Strange Dependence on Valerie Jarrett

    10/21/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 14, 2012 | Karin McQuillan
    "....Every insider in Chicago told Klein the same thing: Jarrett has no qualifications to be the principal advisor to the president of the United States. She doesn't understand how Washington works, how relations with Congress work, how the federal process works. She doesn't understand how the economy works, how the military works, how national security works. But she understands how Obama works. The president turns to Valerie Jarrett for definitive advice on all these issues. She has given him terrible advice over and over, and still he turns to her. Her true job is to make Obama feel proud of...
  • Is Obama Unilaterally Planning Backdoor Amnesty?

    10/21/2014 5:30:54 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 19 replies
    President Obama has been putting off doing something about illegal immigration since he took office. He came into office in 2009 promising amnesty for illegals and promptly did nothing despite having a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. Once Republicans took over the House, his refusal to compromise on anything more or less killed his chances of passing an immigration bill. If Obama didn’t hate Republicans so much, he probably could have passed something. After all, there are a substantial number of establishment Republicans who favor amnesty. These days Obama is promising illegals that he’s going to do something unilaterally....
  • The Blood on Obama’s Hands

    10/21/2014 5:10:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 21, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Reprinted from RedState.com. When conservatives consider the casualties of Obama’s national security policies, their attention is drawn quite naturally to Benghazi. In this shameful episode, the Obama Administration sacrificed an ambassador and three American heroes to protect a deceptive presidential campaign message in which Obama claimed that the war against al-Qaeda was over and won (“Osama bin Laden is dead, and al-Qaeda is on the run”). The facts are these: Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American heroes were sent into an al-Qaeda stomping ground that the British and other diplomatic consulates had already evacuated; they were denied the security they...
  • CHENEY: OBAMA HASN’T DECIMATED AL QAEDA, HE'S DECIMATED THE US DEFENSE DEPT

    06/25/2014 11:47:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2014
    In an interview that aired on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Tuesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney once again took aim at the Obama administration for being responsible for the United States’ decreased presence in the world, one of which he argued has emboldened individuals and groups with hostile feelings toward the United States. Cheney pinned the blame of the deteriorating situation in Iraq and Syria on Obama and said Obama’s 2012 campaign position of the Osama bin Laden problem being solved is in reality the U.S. Defense Department being weakened.
  • 6 People Who Downplayed The Threat Of Ebola

    10/21/2014 3:14:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    With the announcement last week that a second nurse had contracted the Ebola virus – and then flown with the Ebola virus already manifesting as a “low-grade” fever – it has become clear that the government is not in control of the situation. Already, the Centers for Disease Control have announced that they will be adopting stricter protocols in the future, which would make perfect sense given that any common sense standard would include travel bans on those who treat Ebola patients.
  • Justice Department Expert Witness: Blacks 'Less Sophisticated Voters'

    10/21/2014 3:03:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    An expert witness paid with tax dollars by the United States Department of Justice testified that North Carolina election laws impact black voters disproportionately and that blacks are less sophisticated. Charles Stewart, a political scientist was retained by the Justice Department to testify against voter identification laws and other election integrity measures. His testimony argued that ending same day voter registration and requiring voters to vote in the precinct where they live constitutes racial discrimination. When asked if terminating the ability to register to vote on the day that someone casts a ballot impacts blacks disproportionately, Stewart testified in court...
  • The Nuclear Option: Obama Prepares For The Ebola Election

    10/21/2014 2:59:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    Snap on those rubber gloves, zip up your hazmat suits, and tape up those galoshes. Get ready for the Ebola election! The White House is in full scurry before next month’s vote, trying to feverishly scrub the taint of Ebola from President Obama and all the Democrats standing within the electoral hot zone he has become.
  • UH OH: New Ebola Czar believes ‘overpopulation’ the biggest leadership issue for the world

    10/20/2014 11:30:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Got News blog Right Scoop ^ | 10-20-14 | Charles C. Johnson Got News blog
    Yeah this new Ebola Czar appears more and more to be a ‘perfect’ pick. He said this in 2008 when asked what the top leadership issue challenging our world today: “I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said.“We’ve got to find a way to make the world work for everyone,” Klain said. “Climate change is...
  • The Washington Post ignored crowd streaming out of Obama speech

    10/20/2014 11:27:07 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    The Quinton Report ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jeff Quinton
    I noted last night that Reuters and Politico (including the White House pool report by a reporter from that paper) reported on a stream of people leaving after President Barack Obama started speaking last night at an event for Lt. Governor Anthony Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Democrats tried to spin the reports, including one in The Baltimore Sun, by saying that the people leaving were from an overflow room that the president spoke to first. There was pushback by reporters on this (and pictures were tweeted proving it) and I’ll have more on that in a minute. There were...
  • Cuomo: Washington should consider Ebola travel ban

    10/20/2014 10:56:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is saying the federal government "should seriously consider" a ban on flights traveling to New York from three West African nations plagued by Ebola. Cuomo, a Democrat up for re-election next month, said Monday it was "not in his job description" to make decisions about closing airports....
  • Obama just gave Republicans a new ad to use against Democrats before the midterms

    10/20/2014 10:49:04 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | The Right Scoop
    Obama told Al Sharpton that despite Democrats distancing themselves from him in contested states, they still vote with him, support his agenda and are strong allies with him:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7jSTxwMQ_1ASomething tells me that red state folks are going to be seeing excerpts from this interview a lot over the next 15 days.
  • Liberals Acknowledge Obama's Incompetence

    10/20/2014 4:17:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, there's a lot of stuff in the stacks today. It's not just Ebola. We have the usual Ebola stuff. By the way, that New York Times story, Jonathan Martin had it. "Ebola Response Another Example of Obama Not Running Competent Government." Another example! The Washington Free Beacon has the analysis: "New York Times political correspondent Jonathan Martin," who used to be at Politico, by the way, "said President Obama's response to the Ebola crisis is yet another example that the president is not running a competent government. "'This is a gift wrap issue for the GOP,'...
  • U.S. Ebola Crisis Is A Media Myth, Claims Obama

    10/20/2014 9:57:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama claimed Oct. 20 that the left-leaning established media invented the Ebola crisis that has deeply damaged his chances of keeping the Democratic majority in the Senate. “The Ebola crisis… [which] has been the only story here in the United States for the last couple of weeks, is not an outbreak and epidemic here,” Obama complained to his donors at a Chicago fundraiser. “To give you some sense of perspective, around 20,000 to 30,000 [American] people die of flu every year. So far we’ve got one person dying of Ebola.” Even though the economy is growing, Obama claimed,...
  • Shake it Off: Obama Version (w/ Remy)

    10/20/2014 8:14:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    ReasonTV ^ | 10/20/14 | Remy
    The Obama administration puts its own special spin on the Taylor Swift hit. Approximately 2:15 minutes. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Written and performed by Remy. Music tracks and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom. Additional background vocals by Geri Karlstrom. Video produced and edited by Meredith Bragg. Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/10/20... for hyper-linked lyrics, downloadable versions, and more. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and Reason at @reason. LYRICS: They say you're tapping all the phones They say you use too...
  • Attendees Leave Campaign Rally When Obama Appears

    10/20/2014 7:00:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    President Obama made a rare appearance on the 2014 campaign trail on Sunday and attendees walked out as the President spoke.44 President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. Obama showed up to support Lt. Governor Anthony Brown who is running for Governor. "You've got to vote," Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington. A steady stream of people walked...
  • Obama Repeats: You Can’t Get Ebola on a Bus—Day After Bus Quarantined in D.C.

    10/20/2014 6:38:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/20/14 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - On Saturday--one day after a bus that had departed from the Pentagon was quarantined on Capitol Hill in an Ebola false alarm--President Barack Obama issued a video message to Americans telling them that "you cannot get it [Ebola] from just riding on a plane or a bus." “Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It's not transmitted through the air like the flu," Obama said in his weekly video message. "You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus." But on Friday, a bus was quarantined on Virginia Avenue, SE, in the Capitol...
  • Republicans chances of winning the Senate keep getting better

    10/20/2014 5:43:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 127 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 20 Oct 14 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>The likelihood of a Republican Senate takeover continues to increase with all three major election models giving the GOP at least a six in ten probability of winning the six seats the party needs to win take back control.</p> <p>The trend lines in both the LEO and FiveThirtyEight models highlight movement over the past week toward Republicans -- with a slight tick back toward Democrats in the last few days."</p>
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama a 'Perfectionist,' Cruz Needs to 'Read a Little More'

    10/20/2014 5:35:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” host Wolf Blitzer sat down with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to ask her if she could confirm a Saturday report from The New York Times that claimed President Barack Obama was “seething” at administration officials for their handling of the Ebola response. After replaying a clip of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) calling for greater presidential leadership on the Ebola response, Blitzer asked Jackson Lee if she had been in touch with the White House. “You probably saw that story in The New York Times on Saturday saying the president was, quote, ‘seething’ because...
  • Obama on Dems Running Away from Him: 'These Are All Folks Who Vote With Me'

    10/20/2014 4:35:19 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    .Weekly Standard Blog ^ | OCt 20. 2014 | Daniel Harper
    YouTube Video President Obama discussed the election and how "all" the Democrats running away from him "have supported my agenda" in an interview with Al Sharpton earlier today: "Well, look, here's the bottom line," said Obama, "We've got a tough map. A lot of the states that are contested this time are states that I didn't win. And so some of the candidates there, you know, it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turn-out. The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote...
  • Other than Egypt, name one Muslim nation intent on destroying ISIS.

    10/20/2014 4:55:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    Allen West.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Allen West
    Besides combat, what’s happening in northern Syria around the town of Kobani offers some interesting indications about the nature of the conflict with ISIS amid the Muslim world. I’m glad to see some dedicated U.S. air strikes in that area, but ISIS reinforcements are pouring in and the Kurdish forces aren’t receiving much in the way of supplies or weapons support. But what I find most interesting are the pictures of the Turkish Army tanks just sitting on a hilltop taking it all in – as interested bystanders. Furthermore, we know the Turks are now bombing the Kurdish people in...
  • Churchgoer taken aback by political flier's lynching imagery (Pro-Hagan flyer)

    10/20/2014 4:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michael Futch
    Dawn McNair said she was surprised Sunday when her daughter pointed out the background on a political flier urging people to get out and vote. The front of the flier blares: "Kay Hagan doesn't win! Obama's impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014." The words are superimposed over a grainy reproduction of a photograph of what appears to be a lynching. Someone tucked the flier under McNair's windshield wiper while her car was parked at her church, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road. "My daughter said, 'Mom, look in the background. They're lynching somebody.' It's the lynching of an African-American...
  • Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

    10/19/2014 3:18:17 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 69 replies
    reuters ^ | – 19 minutes ago | By Jeff Mason
    Reuters/Reuters - U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for a campaign rally for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (R) at a High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland October 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin L …more UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats,...
  • Joel Kotkin: Thunder on the Left

    10/20/2014 4:20:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joel Kotkin
    Much has been written about the right-ward shift of the Republican Party, but far less about a mounting left-wing movement among Democrats. While the media tends to dismiss the right-wingers of the GOP as “wingnuts,” it typically refrains from categorizing even the extreme left of the Democratic Party in a similar manner. President Barack Obama has accelerated this leftward trend in two ways. First, his administration, particularly in contrast to that of former President Bill Clinton, has laid the rhetorical basis for a move to the left by shifting the party agenda on social, environmental and economic policies. Clinton may...
  • Dems Use Ebola To Push For Anti-Gun Surgeon General

    10/20/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: More than two dozen House Democrats are pushing the Senate to revive and ratify the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to a critical post, but helping to fight deadly disease is not what they have in mind. The question of the day is why we have or need an Ebola czar in the form of political operative/hack Ron Klain when we have an unfilled surgeon general's position that physician emeritus serving as America's doctor is supposed to fill. We have an acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, but he is seemingly just a placeholder instead of the force...
  • Top Scientist: This Version Of Ebola Looks Like ‘A Very Different Bug’

    10/20/2014 4:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | October 19, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Barack Obama and the head of the CDC need to quit saying that we know exactly how Ebola spreads. Because the truth is that there is much about this virus that we simply do not know. For example, a top Ebola scientist that is working in the heart of the outbreak in Liberia says that this version of Ebola looks like it could be "a very different bug" from past versions. Other leading scientists are echoing his concerns. And yet Barack Obama and Thomas Frieden continue to publicly proclaim that we know precisely how this virus behaves. Not only is...