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  • 'He can't dunk, wore his hat cocked to look cool and danced like Mick Jagger':

    06/02/2012 3:51:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 6/2/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'He can't dunk, wore his hat cocked to look cool and danced like Mick Jagger': Explosive book reveals Obama's not-so-presidential past ....FULL TITLE He had a pet ape named Tata, spent his evenings smoking pot and when he was in the third-grade wrote a paper about how he wanted to be President. Biographer David Maraniss's explosive book on the life of Barack Obama reveals a young President when he was just known as 'Barry'. The book, Barack Obama: The Story, will be on bookstores June 19, but leaked snippets reveal his sordid pot-smoking past, string of relationships with different women...
  • It All Comes Down to Race: Your opinions on health care reform, taxes, even the president’s dog..

    06/02/2012 5:36:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | June 1, 2012 | Sasha Issenberg
    The wishful scenario many Republicans envisioned after Barack Obama’s change of heart this month on gay marriage—the president’s African-American base, far less supportive of expanding marriage than other parts of his coalition, becomes demobilized or even defects as a result of Obama’s stance—already seems unlikely to be realized. Last Thursday, Public Policy Polling revealed a 36-point swing in black support for gay marriage among Maryland voters, who will have the chance to legalize the practice in a November referendum, since PPP’s last poll on the subject in March. Then, 56 percent had been opposed to the new marriage law and...
  • Obama Walks His Chicago Neighborhood (Did Not bump into Bill Ayres during morning stroll)

    06/02/2012 5:18:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/2/12 | Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News
    CHICAGO - President Obama went out for a four-block stroll through his Hyde Park neighborhood this morning after spending his first night at home in over a year. The president, dressed in tan slacks and a white, open-collared shirt with sleeves rolled up, walked down South Woodlawn Avenue alongside senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, both clearly enjoying the sunny and seasonable weather, according to pool reporters on scene. A Secret Service agent followed closely behind. "Nice day, huh?" Obama called out to members of the press who were positioned to observe the stroll. ... Obama and Jarrett ended at the home...
  • Obama's Economic Model Is a Failure

    06/02/2012 3:52:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 2, 2012 | Larry Kudlow
    The Keynesian government-spending model has proven a complete failure. It's the Obama model. And it has produced such an anemic recovery that, frankly, at 2 percent growth, we're back on the front end of a potential recession. If anything goes wrong -- like another blow-up in Europe -- there's no safety margin to stop a new recession. And that brings us to the grim May employment report, which generated only 69,000 nonfarm payrolls. It's the third consecutive subpar tally, replete with downward revisions for the two prior months. It's a devastating number for the American economy and a catastrophic number...
  • Lamestream Media: A Walker Loss in Wisconsin Means Obama Wins–A Walker Win In Wisconsin Means…

    06/02/2012 3:27:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/2/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Lamestream Media: A Walker Loss in Wisconsin Means Obama Wins – A Walker Win In Wisconsin Means… Obama Wins Too Heads I win… Tails you lose. Now that Republican Governor Scott Walker is leading in the polls, the media has found a new narrative on the recall in Wisconsin. BuzzFeed put it this way.
  • Explosive book reveals Obama's not-so-presidential past

    06/02/2012 3:18:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 00:57 EST, 2 June 2012 | UPDATED: 02:29 EST, 2 June 2012 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    He had a pet ape named Tata, spent his evenings smoking pot and when he was in the third-grade wrote a paper about how he wanted to be President. Biographer David Maraniss' explosive book on the life of Barack Obama reveals a young President when he was just known as 'Barry'. The book, Barack Obama: The Story, will be on bookstores June 19, but leaked snippets reveal his sordid pot-smoking past, string of relationships with different women and his love of basketball. "Barry Obama played a lot of Hendrix, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Billie Holiday, but was known in...
  • 'Heart-Broken' Black Pastors Want to Meet Obama Over Gay Marriage

    06/02/2012 2:59:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 2, 2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    Influential African-American pastors have requested Attorney General Eric Holder to grant them a meeting with President Barack Obama, saying he broke their hearts by endorsing gay marriage – "something that is simply wrong" – as a civil right."We pray for the President ... President Obama is the fulfillment of our dreams for our sons -- and he has broken our hearts by using his power and position to endorse as a civil right something that is simply wrong," the Rev. William Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), wrote in a letter to Holder late...
  • Why Can't Israel Name Its Own Capital?

    06/02/2012 1:57:28 PM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies
    CNS news ^ | June 2, 2012 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    The Obama administration refuses, time and again, to say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Victoria Nuland, speaking from the State Department, recently repeated over and over that the status of Jerusalem is subject to final status negotiations. Israel thus becomes the only country recognized by the U.S. that is not allowed to name its own capital. But the U.S. recognizes Germany’s capital. It’s Berlin. This is most curious. The United States, in organizing the United Nations in 1945, required that only those nations that had declared war on Germany could be members. President Roosevelt told Stalin and Churchill...
  • Bill Clinton Walks Back Romney Compliment: ‘He Is Wrong On The Economy’

    06/02/2012 11:28:44 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 2nd, 2012 | Frances Martel
    Former President Bill Clinton had some kind words for Mitt Romney earlier this week, when he called the former Massachusetts Governor’s business record “sterling.” In a rally in New Jersey yesterday, however, Clinton appeared shocked that anyone would think his faint praise meant anything other than ceding what was true to the other side, rather than any ringing endorsement. Clinton blamed the “tea party” for a climate where civil discourse was unacceptable.
  • Obama takes a walk around his Chicago neighborhood

    06/02/2012 1:02:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2012 | Greg Clary
    (CNN) – President Obama enjoyed a short stroll Saturday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago after spending a rare night in his home there.
  • President Obama Issues LGBT Pride Month Proclamation

    06/02/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Towleroad ^ | June 1, 2012 | Andy Towle
    President Obama's LGBT Pride Month proclamation, just in from the White House: A PROCLAMATION From generation to generation, ordinary Americans have led a proud and inexorable march toward freedom, fairness, and full equality under the law -- not just for some, but for all. Ours is a heritage forged by those who organized, agitated, and advocated for change; who wielded love stronger than hate and hope more powerful than insult or injury; who fought to build for themselves and their families a Nation where no one is a second-class citizen, no one is denied basic rights, and all of us...
  • Obama’s ‘Truth Team’ Wrong on GOP Donor

    06/02/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/1/12 |
    The Obama “Truth Team” blames GOP donor Thomas O’Malley’s refinery company for helping to “drive gas prices up this year by curtailing gas production.” But the facts are the exact opposite. The Energy Information Administration credits PBF Energy for preventing a price spike in the Northeast this year by opening a refinery in Delaware — partially offsetting the loss of production from two other Philadelphia-area refineries that have closed. The “truth team” also claimed that one event — a March fire at the company’s Delaware refinery — “directly contributed to a spike in gas prices.” But that fire was under...
  • On Day Of Dismal Jobs Report, Anderson Cooper Goes After… Mitt Romney?

    06/02/2012 12:20:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 2, 2012 | Frances Martel
    Yesterday, the first day of the month, came with no good news for the Obama campaign– a jobs report showing a slow-down in an economy the President was arguing had been growing, in an election year where the economy was first and foremost in the minds of voters. On last night’s Anderson Cooper 360ş, host Anderson Cooper noted that the jobs numbers were, in fact, bad, but spent a much greater time correcting claims by the Romney camp that the President had made certain promises– an editorial choice that seemed to diminish the day’s biggest headline. Cooper played the clip...
  • As China tries to strong arm our Filipino allies what will Barack Obama do?

    06/02/2012 10:20:34 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Since mid April Chinese naval vessels have been circling a pile of rocks situated 124 miles off the coast of the Philippines that barely qualifies as an “island”. The rocks are called the Scarborough Shoal and save for there position, and rumors of oil and gas under them, they have no value to anyone. Nevertheless it is precisely because they are so far from their own shore that the Chinese are trying to pressure the Filipinos into relinquishing their long held claim (since 1734) to Panatag as they call them. Moreover since the Scarborough Shoal at just 124 miles off...
  • DOJ Orders Florida to Cease Voter Purge

    06/02/2012 11:11:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 June 2012 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration’s Department of Justice told Florida election officials that they must halt their efforts to purge non-citizens from the State’s voter registration rolls. T. Christian Herren Jr., the DOJ’s lead civil rights lawyer, pointed out that “inasmuch as the vast majority of the non-citizens voting in Florida are illegal immigrants from Latin America this purging exercise would have a disproportionate impact on a protected minority. Thus, the purge violates both the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.” Florida officials were warned that “failure to comply with this cease-and-desist order may require the Department...
  • The Friendless President

    06/02/2012 11:05:22 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 17 replies
    It is amazing to already witness the unraveling of the democrat party. Usually a party waits until after the election to dust itself off and chart its new direction. However, with the month by month downward spiral of bad economic news with the election just months away, the democrats are already warring over its future. Nothing made this clearer than Bill Clinton himself and his DLC wing of the democrat party. DNC vs. DLC. Many of the leaders of the democrat party have realized they can only go so far left before going down the socialist cliff with no hope...
  • Phony Halo is no Helmet

    06/02/2012 10:12:05 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 33 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Russ Vaughn
    As if their candidate needed to further alienate the veteran voting bloc, Obama's clueless handlers have done it again. There were emails circulating on Memorial Day that the presidential security detail had locked down the Vietnam Memorial site early that morning, shooing off veterans and their families so that the locale could be used for a photo op. While I was never able to verify the accuracy of those emails, perhaps this ill-conceived campaign photo posted over at Hot Air where Ed Morrissey has it up as his Obamateurism of the Day, lends them some credence. It no doubt took...
  • No Surprise, but a Big Response

    06/02/2012 9:36:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    ConnecticutComments ^ | 6/2/2012 | Jeff
    We are now one day past the terrible employment numbers released by the government yesterday and two days past the updated GDP numbers for the first quarter that showed growth at an anemic 1.9% rate. The numbers were just short of showing that America has re-entered a recession. Indeed, as more data comes out, that may be what we find. Certainly there are some very respected economic analysts who are predicting a return to recession. From a political standpoint, these numbers are devastating for president Obama. Writing in "Commentary", Peter Wehner puts it quite well: The trajectory of events is...
  • Obama Snubs Freedom Fighter, Lech Walesa

    06/02/2012 8:09:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 1, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    Apparently an invitation to the White House is only offered to those who aren’t too “political” or in other words, have fought against socialism (oh, semantics…). Seeing that  Lech Walesa successfully led Poland’s revolt against Soviet communism, I guess that puts him on the blacklist. All this, of course, comes off the heels of the president’s “Polish death camp” gaffe, which caused a firestorm of outrage in Poland and was met by a less than sincere response from the administration.Via Rory Cooper on NRO: “According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf...
  • Obama's "thingamajig" Co-Opted as Newest twitter Hashtag of Ridicule

    06/02/2012 8:19:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-2-2012 | MOTUS
    Today’s Four Words: thing, a, ma, jig Hell Day, indeed: unemployment, up; jobs, down; stock market, down, down, down. And May auto sales were disappointing (and don’t even get me started on the $1 billion green car fiasco). The only thing on the upswing was Big Guy’s fundraising. And thank goodness, we conveniently had an economic speech scheduled in Minnesota yesterday so the fundraisers were right on the way. Plus the Honeywell speech gave BO the opportunity to take to the teleprompter to explain exactly who’s responsible for this ongoing mess that Bush got us into: Europe, clouds, and, of...