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  • ‘Ridiculous’: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt

    04/18/2014 12:29:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend that it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. "It's absolutely ridiculous that this well over five year long process is continuing for an undetermined amount of time," Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.H., said in a statement.
  • Putin Isn’t a Genius — We Are Complete Idiots

    04/18/2014 12:30:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2014 | David P. Goldman
    Vladimir Putin happily allowed the Kiev authorities to shoot a few pro-Russian demonstrators while keeping his military forces on ice across the border. I predicted (and am sticking to my story) that Russia will not seize more territory in Eastern Ukraine–not for the time being, in any case. Russia will stand back and watch Ukraine implode, the way Egypt did during the two years following the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. Before the Maidan coup, Putin was willing to sit on $15 billion in arrears to Gazprom and put up $18 billion in new money. Now he wants $35 billion in...
  • The Once and Future Peasants

    04/18/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2014 | Michael L. Grable
    Here's why you should worry about living in a country where increasing numbers of people can live without working. Filing our tax returns last week, I deplored government having confiscated 29.7% (effective rate) of my and my wife's joint 2013 income (Federal, 21.7%; state and local, 8%). That seemed scarcely worse than medieval lords confiscating one-third of peasants' crops. Speaking of lords, both the President of the United States and the Mayor of New York (et uxores) paid 2013 income taxes at lower effective rates than mine and my wife's (20.4% for the President and a measly 8.3% for the...
  • Obama administration extends review period for Keystone XL oil pipeline

    04/18/2014 11:46:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2014
    The Obama administration has extended a key review period for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Fox News has learned, potentially pushing off a decision until after the midterm elections.
  • HHS MOVES TO CANCEL MORE INSURANCE PLANS

    04/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Mike Flynn
    The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them. Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, are popular forms of coverage, and potentially becoming more popular in the wake of Obamacare. Health insurance industry representatives say that fixed indemnity plans have been attracting more interest as many Americans look for a way to mitigate against the high deductibles applicable to many insurance policies available...
  • Obama channels his inner third-grader

    04/18/2014 10:16:11 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 4/18/14 | S.A. Miller
    President Obama put on his silliest face Thursday for a woman snapping a smartphone photo of him at the White House.
  • What the hell is this American plane owned by the Bank of Utah doing in IRAN?

    04/18/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | Eric Owens
    On Tuesday morning, a plane owned in trust by the Bank of Utah showed up in a very visible area of the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran. What was it doing there exactly? Nobody knows, reports The New York Times. Under President Barack Obama, the United States has eased some of the long-standing punitive economic sanctions against Iran. Still, very little American — or European — economic activity is allowed inside the religious theocracy. The Bank of Utah is certainly no Wells Fargo. The Ogden-based community bank has all of 13 branches including...
  • President Proposes $1.1 Billion for BLM in Fiscal Year 2015

    04/18/2014 9:49:14 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 11 replies
    BLM website ^ | 3/4/2014 | Jeff Krauss
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama today requested $1.1 billion for the Bureau of Land Management in Fiscal Year 2015, which will enable the BLM to continue to responsibly manage the development of conventional and renewable energy on public lands, conserve valuable wildlife habitat and cultural and historic resources, and implement innovative landscape scale management approaches. ... The President’s Budget request maintains funding for renewable energy at essentially the 2014 enacted level, $29.2 million, providing the BLM with the resources it needs to continue to aggressively facilitate and support solar, wind and geothermal energy development as Interior works toward the President’s...
  • Bow-chika-bow-wow! It’s back to college week for the Obamas.

    04/18/2014 9:41:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-18-2014 | MOTUS
    Both Lady M and Big Guy went back to college this week; MO was at Howard University: On Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama and rapper-slash-actor Bow Wow joined 37 students from Chicago public high schools for a tour of Howard University, our colleague Krissah Thompson reports. According to the first lady’s office, Obama specifically requested Bow Wow for the event, an annual college visit called “Escape to the Mecca” — a nod to the university’s nickname “the mecca.”The first lady said she was “very fond” of Bow Wow, whom she met during a 2013 appearance on BET’s “106th and Park,”...
  • Sanctions against Russia for Ukraine actions working – and more may be on the way

    04/17/2014 11:53:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    cnn ^ | April 16th, 2014 | Michelle Kosinski and Elise Labott
    Sanctions imposed against Russia are working as a deterrent, President Barack Obama and other White House senior administration officials said Wednesday in a detailed defense and explanation of the U.S. response to the escalating crisis in Ukraine. And new sanctions could be imposed as early as Friday, with key Putin allies, institutions and top oligarchs among the targets, other senior administration officials said.
  • Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies

    04/18/2014 8:54:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies By Eli Lake 12 hours ago The Daily Beast The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies have quietly pushed the White House in recent weeks to deny a new Russian surveillance plane the right to fly over U.S. territory. This week, the White House finally began consideration of the decision whether to certify the new Russian aircraft under the so-called “Open Skies Treaty.” And now the question becomes: Will the spies and generals get their way? As the United States and Russia face off publicly over Ukraine, behind...
  • Seniors To School District: Give Us Back Our Graduation

    04/18/2014 7:43:47 AM PDT · by lacrew · 15 replies
    WIBW ^ | 4-17-14 | Melissa Brunner
    High school seniors and their parents packed the USD 501 Board of Education Thursday night with a strong message: don't let Michelle Obama upstage the students' special moment. Topeka Public Schools announced Thursday morning that it is combining its graduation ceremonies because they learned earlier in the week that the First Lady will give her only high school commencement speech in Topeka on May 17, on the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board ruling.
  • Krauthammer Slams President for ObamaCare Remarks: Makes Stuff Up with 'Brazenness'

    04/18/2014 7:25:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Apr 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On Thursday's "Special Report" on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized President Barack Obama for his comments earlier depicting ObamaCare as an overall success. Partial transcript as follows: KRAUTHAMMER: Well, everybody is getting a worse deal. If the providers are, that means the doctors aren't getting their usual payments, which means they have to see much more patients which means they spend less time which means the care is inferior. That means hospitals are reimbursed at a lower rate, which means some of them will go out of business. Or they're going to have to consolidate...
  • 'He Makes Stuff Up': Krauthammer Reacts After President Says ObamaCare Is 'Working'

    04/18/2014 6:34:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | April 18, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Special Report All-Star Panel weighed in after President Obama touted the success of ObamaCare in remarks at the White House, lashing out at Republican critics. “We now know that the number of Americans who’ve signed up for private insurance in the marketplaces has grown to eight million people. ... They said nobody would sign up. They were wrong about that. They said it would be unaffordable for the country. They were wrong about that," Obama said.
  • Obama's Plan: Taxes, Spending And Debt

    04/18/2014 6:17:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/18/2014
    Remember President Obama's vow that, if re-elected, he'd pursue "balanced" deficit reduction? Either he forgot, or he hopes voters have, because a new report shows his latest budget is entirely unbalanced. When Obama released his budget this March, he said it included "smart spending cuts" and closed "tax loopholes" that benefit only "the wealthiest Americans." Obama added that his budget would put "our debt on a downward path as a share of our total economy, which independent experts have set as a critical target for fiscal responsibility." As with just about everything Obama says, none of these claims turns out...
  • Kerry's clichés

    04/18/2014 2:19:44 AM PDT · by Ruprecht Jamieson · 2 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 04.17.14 | Shaul Arieli
    Op-ed: US Secretary of State has failed in his mission, mainly due to the fact that both sides did not desire its success. But he also did not dare to really push them to succeed. Nothing is more fitting to illustrate and summarize the wretchedness of US Secretary of State John Kerry's mission - that some term as "negotiations" - than its final note. Among all the facts, and all the fundamental differences between the two sides, Kerry chosen to blame the crisis in talks - seemingly just to spite - on Uri Ariel's announcement of further construction in Jerusalem....
  • OPINION: Russia Needn’t Be Afraid of Paper Tiger NATO

    04/18/2014 12:15:41 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    RIANovosti ^ | 4-18-2014 | Lyudmila Chernova
    Russia should not be concerned about NATO expansion, as they are not going to do anything rather than some symbolic financial gestures, Jeffrey F. Addicott, Director of Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University School of Law in Texas told RIA Novosti. “Putin understands that NATO is largely a paper tiger,” Addicott said, adding that the alliance is now more in a defensive mode. “The Russian leader also realizes that their signals to send out some additional ships here and there, or do some additional flights really mean nothing.” Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for almost four hours to...
  • Putin vows not to push Russia behind Soviet-style Iron Curtain

    04/17/2014 11:48:35 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 4 replies
    The Russian leader blames American hypocrisy for the deterioration between the two nations, which have reached they lowest point since the end of the Cold War. President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that trust between Russia and the United States had been damaged before the crisis in Ukraine, but added that he wanted to restore their cooperation and had no interest in pushing his country behind a Soviet-style Iron Curtain. "To a certain extent trust has been lost, but we do not think we are to blame," Putin said in a televised phone-in with the nation. He said it was...
  • Hero's welcome for pro-Russian forces as Ukrainians decamp

    04/17/2014 10:07:53 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 16 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Nicolas Miletitch, Germain Moyon
    Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - It's a welcome more suited for rock stars and matinee idols, not necessarily black-masked soldiers in camouflage here to protect a rebellion. "You're our heroes! We love you!" the crowd clamours, smartphones in hand to capture history in this eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk with a population of 140,000, pro-Moscow Russian speakers in their vast majority. Slavyansk is now part of a Kiev-ruled Ukraine in name only. Since Saturday, pro-Russian insurgents have controlled every political lever in town: the town hall, the police station and even the secret service headquarters, taking any weapons still left for...
  • RUSSIA DECLARES PEACE WITH NATO HUMILIATION

    04/17/2014 10:03:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by CHRISS W. STREET
    Russia has achieved a strategic psychological victory over NATO in the Ukraine with the announcement by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva that an agreement had been reached with Ukrainian and NATO member diplomats to ease tensions in the country. Over the last few weeks, NATO has been shown to be economically unstable, fully dependent on Russian energy, and lacking a meaningful military deterrent. Russia has brutally humiliated NATO and has strategically reemerged as the dominant nation in Europe. The Geneva, Switzerland, talks were originally supposed to focus on disarming illegal militant groups in Ukraine, de-escalating tensions, and instituting the...
  • The White House Celebrates Passover By Hosting A Seder

    04/17/2014 9:08:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    May God smite this Pharaonic imposter with every gay fudgepacking STD plague imaginable, to make the original Plagues of Egypt seem benign by comparison.
  • Who’d Have Thought This Could Lead To Criminal Charges Against BLM?

    04/17/2014 8:56:58 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 04-17-2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    <p>As Western Journalism reported yesterday, a series of photos from the scene of a federal government standoff in Clark County, Nev. indicate Bureau of Land Management agents slaughtered multiple cows on the Bundy Ranch. After alleging the ranch’s owner, Cliven Bundy, had failed to pay federal grazing fees for a number of years, armed BLM agents swarmed the area, resorting to physical violence against members of the family and threats toward those who arrived to support them.</p>
  • Just In: Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

    04/17/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 118 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 04-17-2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage. Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of leftist voices – most notably, Sen. Harry Reid – indicated the action against this family...
  • Indicted Businessman Names Harry Reid as Alleged Recipient of Massive Bribe

    04/17/2014 7:37:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 97 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 4/17/2014 | Amy Elizabeth
    A Utah businessman is rocking both state and national politics after claiming Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped him broker a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into his company quietly disappear, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Jeremy Johnson was allegedly told that the price would be $600,000, and claims to have made an initial payment of $250,000 when he was slapped with a federal lawsuit. Now he says he wants his money back. The Salt Lake Tribune points out that Johnson has no way of knowing whether the funds actually made it to...
  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    04/17/2014 7:37:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | April 17, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Having a high school diploma isn’t good enough to make it anymore, first lady Michelle Obama warned high school and college students at Howard University. “No longer is high school the bar. That is not enough in today’s globalizing economy. You have got to go to college, or get some kind of professional training beyond college,” she said Thursday. It was the first of what is likely to be many more speeches on education as the first family readies for retirement and takes up helping younger Americans, especially blacks get a leg up. “One of the things that Barack and...
  • Democrat: Voters 'Frustrated and Embarrassed' by Obamacare (Hawaii)

    04/17/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 17, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) says her constituents are "frustrated and embarrassed" by Hawaii's failed Obamacare exchange, which cost taxpayers $204 million and signed up only 8,000 people. On Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced it will launch an investigation into Hawaii's busted Obamacare program. "This is not a partisan issue, this is an economic issue," said state Sen. Sam Slom. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie previously predicted "hundreds of thousand of people" would sign up for Obamacare in the President's home state. On Thursday, President Barack Obama tried to rally Democrats to support his unpopular Obamacare program. "I think Democrats...
  • Hillary leans on Bill and Barack to sell presidency

    04/17/2014 6:28:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Union ^ | April 15, 2014 | Byron York
    Recently Hillary Clinton gave what appeared at first to be a rambling and unfocused answer when asked to name the proudest achievement of her four years as secretary of state. The short version is, she doesn’t have one. But Clinton’s words make a lot more sense when seen not as a nonanswer to a specific question but as an effort to lay the foundation and establish a theme for a presidential campaign. The occasion was her appearance on a panel discussion at the Women in the World meeting in Manhattan. It was pretty easy going; the moderator, New York Times...
  • Obamacare Ends Dozens of Poor Alabama Widows' Healthcare Plans

    04/17/2014 6:13:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Apr 2014 | JOHN HAYWARD
    According to this story from WHNT News in Alabama, several dozen widows of county employees - many of them elderly and with little income - lost their health insurance due to ObamaCare. It's going to cost a cool $25 million to restore it, due to "Affordable" Care Act mandates. Therefore, under Democrat Party dogma, these widows have ceased to exist. If you listen carefully, you'll hear an audible pop as they become non-persons and vanish from mediaspace, never to be mentioned by anyone in President Obama's newsroom palace guard.
  • New Dem Strategy: Stop Running From Obamacare

    04/17/2014 4:40:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Can Obamacare be fixed? Vulnerable Democrats are pot committed to this idea. They say most Americans do not want to repeal Obamacare and therefore the only way to make it work is to reform it. They accuse Republicans of not having a viable alternative and wasting billions of dollars on failed efforts to defund it. As a consequence, some Democrats are urging the party to stand firm on this issue, and to stop running way from a law many of them voted for. The AP reports: Republicans already were pushing their luck by vowing to "repeal and replace" the health...
  • Fox News Poll: 49 percent think White House had IRS target conservatives

    04/17/2014 4:42:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Dana Blanton
    Nearly half of American voters think the IRS targeted conservative groups at the request of the White House, and most want Congress to keep investigating the matter. The latest Fox News poll also finds 69 percent don’t feel President Obama has followed through on his vow to “find out exactly what happened on this.” By a 49-41 percent margin, voters believe the Obama administration “intentionally had the IRS target conservative political groups.” That includes 26 percent of Democrats, 52 percent of independents and 71 percent of Republicans. Overall, 72 percent of voters disagree with the president when he says there...
  • Obama: No Fixes to Obamacare Until GOP has ‘Change in Attitude’

    04/17/2014 5:08:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama stepped out at the White House daily briefing today to again berate Republicans for challenging Obamacare — in what appeared to be an attempt to get politicians to stop talking about the law’s negative effects before midterm elections. Obama announced “as more data comes in, we now know that the number of Americans who’ve signed up for private insurance in the marketplaces has grown to 8 million people.” “Before this law added new transparency and competition to the individual market, folks who’ve bought insurance on their own regularly saw double-digit increases in their premiums. That was the norm....
  • U.S. Congressman Compares Corruption in CDC's Vaccine Safety Studies of SEC to Bernie Madoff Scandal

    04/17/2014 4:14:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 4/16/2014
    WATCHUNG, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an April 8 interview on AutismOne's A Conversation of Hope radio show, Congressman Bill Posey's strong resolve and demands for transparency were evident as he discussed the Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s handling of vaccine safety studies which affect "our most precious resource in our nation – our children." The 30-minute interview, conducted by vaccine industry watchdog, PhD biochemist Brian Hooker, delves into what Posey called "the incestuous relationship between the public health community and the vaccine makers and public officials." The Florida legislator, known as "Mr. Accountabililty," did not mince words...
  • Poll: Most Americans believe Obama lies on important issues

    04/17/2014 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/2014 | CHARLES HOSKINSON
    How much do Americans trust President Obama? Not much, according to a Fox News poll. Sixty-one percent of respondents in the poll released Thursday said Obama lies at least some of the time on important issues. An additional 20 percent said he lies every now and then. Only 15 percent believe the president is completely truthful. Predictably, Republicans were more likely to believe Obama is a liar, with 85 percent saying he lies some or most of the time. Thirty-one percent of Democrats said the president is always truthful. What's interesting is that independents were slightly more likely to believe...
  • REPORT: OBAMA CONSIDERING BOND HEARINGS FOR DETAINED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    04/17/2014 2:29:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Even though the number of illegal immigrants who have been deported through the courts has dropped by 43% since President Barack Obama took office, the Obama administration may enact administrative changes to allow bond hearings for detained illegal immigrants. According to the Los Angeles Times, this could result in "several thousand" illegal immigrants being released from jails and "could slow the pace of deportations" even more. The Times notes that the White House is scrambling to "ease the concerns of Latino groups and other traditional allies that have turned on President Obama in recent weeks" by trying to brand him...
  • Correcting the Net Metering Record

    04/17/2014 2:18:56 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg
    American Legislator ^ | 4-17-14 | John Eick
    “There’s nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.” – William James “A lie told enough becomes the truth.” – Vladimir Lenin Perhaps the most frequently used logical fallacy in the world of politics and public policy today is the argument of assertion, or the idea that someone can legitimately argue a point by merely declaring that something is true, regardless of contradiction. Thus far in 2014, the solar lobby and environmental activists have together employed this strategy to attack ALEC as a legislative membership organization and our stance on the issue of net...
  • CBO ON OBAMA BUDGET: HIGHER DEFICITS THAN CLAIMED

    04/17/2014 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says President Barack Obama's budget request would mean significantly larger budget deficits than the White House claims. CBO says the budget plan proposed last month by Obama would produce deficits of $6.6 trillion over the next 10 years — $1.6 trillion more than the White House estimates. The main reason is that the White House has a rosier estimate of the economy's performance over the decade than CBO. That means the administration predicts higher tax revenues. The president's budget is just a proposal; it has gained little...
  • POLICE MEET GEORGIA PARENTS OUTSIDE SCHOOL FOR OPTING CHILDREN OUT OF STATE TEST

    04/17/2014 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY
    On Wednesday Tracy and Mary Finney of Marietta, Georgia were met by a police officer outside their children’s public school and informed they were trespassing on school property because they opposed the school’s process of testing all children. The Finneys, whose children attend West Side Elementary School, had decided to opt their children out of Georgia’s state test, the CRCT. ~~~snip~~~~ Meg Norris, an organizer of United Opt-Out Georgia, told Breitbart News she is “shocked” at how the mandates to test children are being enforced in Georgia. “It’s happening in schools all over Georgia,” Norris said. “Even children who are...
  • Obama: 8 Million Signed up for Health Care (and the sky just turned red!)

    04/17/2014 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/17/14
    President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That's 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected.
  • The Obama Administration Trolls

    04/17/2014 8:10:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Someone in the lefty press is catching on. Slate's John Dickerson points out that the Obama administration routinely "trolls" the GOP -- that is, deliberately misstates information about matters of public concern in order to keep what they consider favorable topics foremost in the public mind. Dickerson uses the topic of the "wage gap" as one example; I would use the topic of voting rights as another. In other words, the president and his administration are giving the press and the people purportedly factual information that they actually know is untrue as part of a deliberate strategy. As Dickerson points...
  • Ukraine crisis talks: Diplomats urge end to violence, security for all

    04/17/2014 1:45:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Laura Smith-Spark,
    (CNN) -- Diplomats meeting for emergency talks on the crisis in Ukraine issued a joint statement Thursday aimed at de-escalating the tensions and ensuring the security of all Ukrainians. The statement -- which appears to be the biggest step toward calming the situation in days -- followed talks lasting several hours between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, his acting Ukrainian counterpart, Andriy Deshchytsia, and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. The pact calls for all illegal armed groups to be disarmed, all illegally seized buildings to be returned to their legitimate owners and all...
  • Netanyahu calls Putin, takes neutral stance on Ukraine

    04/17/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/2014 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu initiated a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss bilateral issues, Iran and Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement. ... Netanyahu does speak to Putin by phone from time to time, so Tuesday night's conversation - though not a regular occurence - is by no means unprecedented. Russia is a major player in three areas of major concern to Israel: Iran, Syria and arms sales to the Middle East. ... On Monday, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denied a Haaretz report last week...
  • Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

    04/17/2014 8:21:44 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/14 | Alex Pappas
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the...
  • Video: Obama declines to endorse Biden for 2016 (Awkward moment)

    04/17/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Major Garrett got a rather unique opportunity, especially these days, for a White House beat reporter. The CBS reporter actually got an interview with the President, an honor which has largely gone to local TV stations and entertainment-journalism reporters over the last couple of years, or to anchors of national news broadcasts. Garrett got a bonus when Vice President Joe Biden joined Barack Obama briefly, which prompted Garrett to ask about Obama’s endorsement for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination race. And the answer was … necessarily awkward: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I don’t necessarily want to jam them...
  • Arden Heights woman with chronic illnesses says Obamacare left her without doctors and medication

    04/17/2014 10:01:30 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    silive.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Tracy Porpora
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- After receiving her new health coverage in January through the New York State of Health Marketplace, Arden Heights resident Margaret Figueroa, 49, who suffers from two chronic illnesses, went to her pharmacy to fill her prescriptions. Although her insurance company, EmblemHealth, assured her she was covered, her insurance card was denied. While she had signed up for new health coverage -- because her insurance carrier dropped her old plan -- the company's internal paperwork apparently wasn't filed. She also learned that all her long-time doctors didn't accept the new insurance plan. For Ms. Figueroa, who suffers...
  • Obamacare confusion abounds on Staten Island ["Confused" Obamacare supporter loses her insurance]

    04/17/2014 10:14:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    silive ^ | November 18, 2014 | Tracey Porpora
    Photo caption: Alexandra Porto, VP of Membership & Outreach, at the SIEDC. Employees there received letters that their medical insurance policy was canceled. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Alexandra Porto believes in the premise of President Obama's Affordable Care Act -- to provide medical benefits for all Americans. But when she, along with 13 of her colleagues at the Bloomfield-based Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC), received letters stating that their Empire BlueCross/BlueShield health plan will be canceled, she started to have second thoughts about what is commonly referred to as Obamacare. "The letter said Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be ending...
  • The 10 Fastest Rising Food Prices

    04/17/2014 10:58:45 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 26 replies
    24/7 Wall Street ^ | April 17, 2014 | Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich
    Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching February’s increase. These marked the largest monthly gains in food prices since September 2011, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food prices are often volatile and are affected by a number of factors. While certain factors reflect human decision — such as the changing tastes of consumers and farmers’ planting choices — others are forces over which farmers have very little control. Issues such as weather conditions and...
  • US sending helmets, other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

    04/17/2014 10:17:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 17, 2014
    The U.S. is sending helmets, sleeping bags and generators to support the Ukrainian military -- but stopped short of approving other items the interim government reportedly says it needs to stand up to the might of Moscow, saber-rattling on its doorstep. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday that the U.S. will send the additional non-lethal military aid. The additional aid was announced as fighting between Ukraine's military and pro-Russian factions intensified in the eastern part of the country. Hagel, speaking at a press conference at the Pentagon with his Polish counterpart, said the approved aid would include medical supplies, helmets,...
  • Obama CONFISCATES ALL APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTERS From The Governors of ALL 50 STATES

    04/17/2014 9:59:31 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 95 replies
    Secrets of the Fed ^ | April 17, 2014 | secretsofthefed.com
    As if the Obama administration’s purchase of more than 2 billion rounds of ammunition, and nearly 3,000 urban tanks, along with their unprecedented (and highly illegal) domestic spying program was not enough to convince you that the federal government is about to suspend the Constitution once and for all, the man who once vowed to run “the most transparent administration in history” has just rather inexplicably, ordered the U.S. Army to seize every Apache attack helicopter currently in use by the National Guard. In all, the Defense Department will confiscate 192 Apaches from National Guard units around the country and...
  • Fox poll: 61% thinks Obama lies on important matters [15% say he "never" lies]

    04/17/2014 9:56:40 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    hotair.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Edward Morrissey
    The lesson here? If you like your personal approval ratings, you can keep your personal approval ratings. In the latest poll from Fox News, 61% believe that Barack Obama lies some or most of the time on “important matters,” while only 15% say Obama never lies: About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters...
  • In his own words: Barack Obama on Christianity and Islam

    04/17/2014 9:36:40 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 4/17/14 | t lifson
    A website called Now The End Begins has compiled 40 comments by Barack Obama on Christianity and Islam. Collectively, they create quite an interesting picture. I admit that there may be instances of the president speaking as favorably of Christianity as he does of Islam, but I am not aware of them. I do remember in the 2008 campaign that he said he had accepted Jesus Christ as his savior, and that was in response to public awareness of his attendance at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church, Trinity United. What the president left unsaid is the nature of Jesus as understood...