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  • The Palm Beach Post Trump Voter Forum

    12/08/2016 10:50:51 AM PST · by LRoggy · 1 replies
    Palm Beach Post Facebook Page ^ | 12/8/2016 | LRoggy
    This is the link to the PB Post Trump Voter Forum held last night. I was a participant and felt that it was worthy time spent. https://www.facebook.com/palmbeachpost/?fref=ts If the Admin staff can find a way to embed the link into a click-on video (it is currently not yet posted to their YouTube channel) I'd appreciate it. It took about 90 minutes and the discussion was at a pretty good level. Although there was some minor push back at times from the questioners, Rick Christie, the Editorial Page Editor and Howard Goodman, who is a columnist, I felt they tried their...
  • I 'absolutely' suffered racism in office, says Obama: Some Americans' 'primary concern about me..

    12/08/2016 10:31:25 AM PST · by PROCON · 127 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Dec. 8, 2016 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Full Title: I 'absolutely' suffered racism in office, says Obama: Some Americans' 'primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign' President Barack Obama says the color of his skin has 'absolutely' contributed to white Americans' negative perceptions of his time in office. The president said in a Wednesday special looking back on his legacy, 'I think there's a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in Northern states are very different from whites in Southern states. 'Are there folks whose primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign, the other? Are those who champion the...
  • President Obama Should Free Officer Slager

    12/08/2016 4:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    As a kid, when I got up in the morning, there was no more welcome a sight than a box of donuts on the kitchen table. Of course, I liked to eat donuts, but that was not the reason I welcomed their arrival. No, what the donuts told me was that while I was sleeping, my father had arrived home safely. My father was a police officer in Newark, New Jersey, a city in which bad things routinely happen to good cops. As South Carolina police officer Michael Slager has learned the hard way, today, bad things can happen to...
  • MAGA: A Better Idea

    12/08/2016 5:48:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-8-2016 | MOTUS
    Remember that time Gary Johnson didn’t know what Aleppo was? Turns out he wasn’t alone.At one time Barry didn’t know Aleppo from Alpo either; presumably before they crossed that hard to identify red line: "The ability of ISIL to not just mass inside of Syria, but then to initiate major land offensives that took Mosul, for example, that was not on my intelligence radar screen," Obama told Zakaria, using the administration's term for the Islamic State terror group. – CNN Possibly this oversight was due to his habit of skipping the daily intelligence briefings. Or maybe it’s because he ignored...
  • Democrats urge Obama to pardon 750,000 young undocumented immigrants

    12/07/2016 11:52:08 PM PST · by granada · 78 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 8, 2016 | Liz Goodwin
    More than 60 Democratic members of Congress are urging President Obama to protect the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who signed up for his deferred action program before he leaves office next month. “You have pardoned hundreds and hundreds of people convicted for drug offenses,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said at a Wednesday press conference in Washington. “We want you to use that same pardon power for hundreds of thousands of young people who came forward because you asked them to come forward. You asked them to come forward.” “With that comes responsibility, Mr. President,” he added. The White...
  • Obama NLRB Wiped Out 4,500 Years of Legal Precedent

    12/07/2016 6:59:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 12/6/16 | Bill McMorris
    President Barack Obama’s top labor arbiters have overturned a cumulative 4,500 years of legal precedent over the past eight years, according to a new study. The National Labor Relations Board, an agency that oversees union elections and workplace disputes, has issued numerous new rules that changed longstanding agency practices, as well as issued decisions that overturned decades of precedent. In all, the board has overturned 91 precedents, wiping out more than 4,000 years of case law—averaging more than 45 years per decision; the agency’s new election rules overturned a combined 454 years of protocol, according to a study from three...
  • Obama's candid reflections on race

    12/07/2016 3:44:07 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/7 | Kevin Liptak
    Now, as he departs office, those hopes have largely evaporated. Tensions between African-American communities and police departments have deteriorated following a slate of high-profile shootings of unarmed black men. ... A majority of Americans now say relations between blacks and whites have worsened since Obama took office. Obama has said he never believed his election could completely erase centuries of racial conflict in America. But the decline in racial ties is nonetheless an ironic legacy for the first African-American president, one Fareed Zakaria explores in the CNN Special Report "The Legacy of Barack Obama" airing Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET....
  • What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

    12/07/2016 2:25:44 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Kevin Cramer
    What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About The standoff isn’t about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law. Kevin Cramer A little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between protesters and law enforcement, an improvised explosive device was detonated on a public bridge in southern North Dakota. That was simply the latest manifestation of the “prayerful” and “peaceful” protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Escalating tensions were temporarily defused Sunday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the direction of the Obama administration, announced it would refuse to grant...
  • ISIS rise surprised Obama, US intelligence

    12/07/2016 2:07:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Kevin Liptak
    "The ability of ISIL to not just mass inside of Syria, but then to initiate major land offensives that took Mosul, for example, that was not on my intelligence radar screen," Obama told Zakaria, using the administration's term for the Islamic State terror group.
  • State: Iran is wrong, Trump can dump nuke deal

    12/06/2016 7:46:11 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2016 | By Mark Hensch
    The State Department on Tuesday acknowledged President-elect Donald Trump can exit President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. “It’s not a formal treaty, and, of course, no one else can prevent any party to this agreement from walking away,” spokesman Mark Toner told reporters Tuesday, according to The Washington Examiner. "The counterargument is, why would anyone walk away? Because it’s effective.” ---------------------------------------------snip------------------------------------ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier Tuesday slammed Trump for threatening to abolish the landmark 2015 deal. “[Trump] wants to do many things, but none of his actions would affect us,” he said during a speech at the University of...
  • Trump says he's consulted Obama on Cabinet picks

    12/07/2016 10:11:49 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | December 7, 2016 | Liam Neeson
    President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is taking advice on his political appointees from the man he spent months railing against on the campaign trail: President Barack Obama. Trump said on NBC’s “Today” that he has sought the president’s advice on the candidates for various appointment-level positions and, in at least one case so far, has acted on that advice. “I have asked him what he would think of this one and that one,” Trump said. “I would say that, yes, I take his recommendations very seriously, and there are some people that I will be appointing, and in...
  • Obama Reminds Troops They Have the Right to 'Protest Against Authority' and 'Criticize Our Preside

    12/07/2016 9:27:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Susan Jones
    full title..................Obama Reminds Troops They Have the Right to 'Protest Against Authority' and 'Criticize Our President'.................. (CNSNews.com) - In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama focused on his eight-year effort to protect the homeland, fight terrorism, and strengthen U.S. allies. He said he wanted to "talk about the foundation that we will leave for the next administration." On the way to Florida, Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest said told reporters, "This is a speech that President Obama was prepared to give before the election." But at times, it didn't sound like it. At...
  • Report: Advisers Working On Mid-January ‘Farewell Tour’ for Obama

    12/07/2016 9:21:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Fox & Friends,” Fox News Chief National Correspondent reported, “I’m hearing this morning that, quietly behind the scenes, advisers to President Obama are working on sort of a farewell tour in mid-January.” Henry said, “I’m hearing this morning that, quietly behind the scenes, advisers to President Obama are working on sort of a farewell tour in mid-January. I’m told there’s at least three cities, that President Obama will be giving major speeches in arenas. one of them is Chicago, his sort of adopted hometown. they’re looking at the United Center there, where the Chicago Bulls play.”
  • Terrorist Orgs Have Not ‘Successfully Planned And Executed’ Attack On US During My Tenure

    12/07/2016 8:23:06 AM PST · by detective · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/06/2016 | Russ Read
    President Barack Obama used the last national security speech of his tenure to review his legacy, specifically the claim that he prevented terrorists from planning and executing an attack on U.S. soil. “Over last eight years, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland,” said Obama, while speaking to troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.
  • Will Rauner join Emanuel in defying Trump's plan to end sanctuary cities?

    12/07/2016 6:53:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Dec 6, 2016
    Will Rauner join Emanuel in defying Trump's plan to end sanctuary cities? CHICAGO - Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner is being challenged by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city council to stand up to President-elect Donald Trump's plan to enforce federal law concerning so-called "sanctuary cities." A committee in the Chicago City Council advanced a resolution Monday calling on Rauner to issue a statement of "support for cities that welcome our undocumented family members and neighbors and condemn any effort to strip the city of Chicago of federal funding." Rauner's office contends that the governor supports immigration policy reform,...
  • Report: Illegal Immigrants Using 'Magic Words' to Instantly Enter US

    12/06/2016 8:17:38 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 6, 2016
    Report: Illegal Immigrants Using 'Magic Words' to Instantly Enter US Dec 06, 2016 Washington Times reporter Stephen Dinan said Tuesday that prospective illegal immigrants have been coached to use "magic words" when apprehended by US Border Patrol agents that will allow them to be temporarily released in to the country. Dinan told Melissa Francis that family members already here in the US as well as others in their home countries have been told to express fear of returning to their home country, which is sufficient under current federal policy for them to be released into the public while their complaint...
  • Trump rebuts Obama on security at 'thank you' rally

    12/06/2016 7:42:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/2016 | BEN KAMISAR
    President-elect Donald Trump trumpeted his pick for Defense secretary, Ret. Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis, as he sought to flex his national security muscle hours after President Obama took aim at his successor in a high-profile speech. "We don't want countries taking advantage of us anymore, we don't want that. We want to be the smart people, we don't want to be what we've been over the last long period of time," Trump said during a "thank you" rally in Fayetteville, N.C. "To accomplish our goals, we must reject the failed approaches of the past, we must move past the...
  • Obama defends counterterror record in parting security speech, amid new warnings

    12/06/2016 5:07:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 6, 2016 | Fox News/AP
    President Obama, in what was billed as his last major national security speech in office, defended his counterterrorism record and strategy Tuesday while warning “the threat will endure” well into the future – and taking a glancing shot at his successor’s approach. Even as a new congressional report declared the U.S. is facing its highest threat from Islamist terrorists since 9/11, Obama claimed progress in the fight against terror in his address at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, home to U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command. While calling Al Qaeda a shadow of its former self,...
  • Obama Gives Speech on Terrorism

    12/06/2016 3:24:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 68 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 7/12/16
    Blah blah blah, Al Qaeda's a shadow of its former self...I'm the man who shot Usama bin Laden... Terror not an existential threat to our country...don't let the fear of it make us forget who we are...Congress should renew authorization to use force... Let drones do the shooting...Let lots of refugees into the country to prove you're not a racist...blah blah blah blah blah...
  • Zumwalt: Obama Used 'Fake News' to Sell the Iran Nuclear Deal

    12/06/2016 2:30:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Monday, December 5, 2016 | James Zumwalt
    During a press conference last month with German leader Angela Merkel in Berlin, President Barack Obama provided us with a "Jesse Jackson moment." For those who have forgotten, in 1998, as the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal reared its ugly head, Reverend Jesse Jackson offered President Bill Clinton his services as a spiritual advisor. It would turn out the offer represented the height of hypocrisy by the right good -- and married -- reverend. It was later learned, Jackson provided his services while quietly living under the cloud of having fathered an illegitimate child months earlier. Apparently the lure of moving...
  • Obama Aide Insults WWII Vets on Pearl Harbor: GET OVER IT!

    12/06/2016 2:18:52 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Observatorial ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | George
    Obama Aide Insults WWII Vets on Pearl Harbor: GET OVER IT! By George | December 6, 2016 Obama administration press secretary Josh Earnest has made a career on his snarky, hyper-partisan comments from the press room podium, but this was UNFORGIVABLE. Addressing the corrupt media hacks about the upcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Pearl Harbor, Earnest dropped a comment that any WWII veteran would take as an INSULT. From BizPac Review: During a White House press briefing Monday, Earnest was asked whether veterans may be offended by Abe’s visit if he expressed no regret over the...
  • Veterans’ group Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library

    12/06/2016 1:25:38 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2016 | Joseph Weber
    Veterans’ group in Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library By Joseph Weber Published May 15, 2016 FoxNews.com A charity group that helps homeless military veterans on Chicago’s South Side says the city is trying to take control of the meager facility to make way for the restaurants, shops and other commercial venues that would complement the proposed Obama presidential library and museum. Group leaders said the RTW Veterans Center is the last privately-owned property on a stretch of S. King Boulevard near the proposed Washington Park site for the Barack Obama Presidential Center...
  • Democrats Standing on an Ever-Shrinking Map

    12/06/2016 10:29:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Lifezette ^ | December 6, 2016 | Brendan Kirby
    Hillary won half the counties of Obama in 2008 and just a third of localities won by Bill in 1996 President-Elect Donald Trump’s upset victory in last month’s presidential election was not just a loss for Democrat Hillary Clinton — it also was a continuation of her party’s dramatically shrinking geographic footprint. Even as he lost the popular vote by 2.5 million votes, Trump carried 2,625 counties, compared with just 487 for Clinton.
  • Donald Trump Is Inheriting the Best Economy in a Generation Thanks to Obama

    12/06/2016 9:48:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Fortune ^ | 12/06/2016 | Chris Matthews
    Thanks, Obama! Donald Trump had a rocky campaign. And the transition has been bumpy as well. But he looks to be rolling onto the presidency on the smoothest economic path of any president in a long time. Data ranging from wage and job growth to manufacturing-sector indicators show that Donald Trump is getting an economy in better shape than any new president in a generation. Take a look at the following four indicators to see just how fortunate the President-elect is: GDP Growth The only indicator that shows Trump inheriting a generally weaker economy than is typical is GDP growth....
  • Look no further than Jill Stein to find Hillary Clinton’s hiding place

    12/06/2016 8:54:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/16 | Judi McLeod
    There’s a new monster stalking the White House. It’s the greenie who seeks to be the ‘Queen Maker of the Century’ allowing Hillary Clinton to deliver Barack Obama his 3rd term in office. Look no further than Jill Stein to find Hillary Clinton’s hiding place The screeching of the carrion birds comes with an uncanny human sounding voice in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. But in those harassed and set-upon states is where all those searching for her will find a post-election MIA Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • Obama family travel, vacations, cross $85 million mark

    12/06/2016 8:50:18 AM PST · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/5/16 | Paul Bedard
    The first family has spent over $10 million a year on travel and vacations, and the still growing bill has crossed over $85 million in eight years, according to a watchdog group. Judicial Watch, which has charted the travel of presidents for years, on Monday said that it has received a new batch of bills for the first family's Christmas break in Hawaii, bringing that trip to nearly $5 million. The Obama's are expected to return to Hawaii this Christmas. The expenses cover items such as security, flights and hotel rooms for staff and U.S. Secret Service. They do not...
  • Obama becoming increasingly powerless as world allies fall to populist uprisings

    12/06/2016 8:19:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 5, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The resignation of Italy’s prime minister Monday marked the abrupt downfall of the third key European partner of President Obama this year, as the president becomes increasingly powerless to confront a populist wave sweeping both sides of the Atlantic and challenging traditional U.S. alliances.Matteo Renzi’s surrender in Italy came just seven weeks after Mr. Obama toasted the 41-year-old prime minister at a gilded State Dinner at the White House for possessing “the vision and the values that can carry Italy, and Europe, forward.” Mr. Renzi submitted his resignation after Italian voters resoundingly rejected his proposals for political reform in...
  • THE OBAMA & DEMOCRAT PARTY LEGACY

    12/06/2016 8:08:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/16 | Andrew G. Benjamin
    AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH 66 - the number of seats Democrats lost in Congress since Hope & Change. 900+ - the number of state legislative seats Democrats lost since Hope & Change. 69% - the percentage of governorships in Republican hands. 90% - the number of voting districts Trump won. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - the address where Democrats will no longer sit for the next half century—at least.
  • WH to Trump: Consult with State before talking to foreign leaders

    12/05/2016 12:45:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 125 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/5/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest encouraged President-elect Trump on Monday to take advantage of the "expertise and advice" of career diplomats at the State Department as the controversy surrounding the incoming president's recent call to Taiwan continues to boil over. "Whenever you are talking about the president-elect interacting with foreign leaders, it's incredibly important. It has profound consequences for our country and for our national interests around the world," Earnest said in response to a reporter's question about whether Trump is "winging" his discussions with foreign leaders. "Last week, we had some conversations about a conversation the president-elect had...
  • Trump's Energy Revolution Can't Come Soon Enough

    12/06/2016 5:00:57 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/6/2016 | Staff
    Politics: If you want to know why the economy has been struggling so much under President Obama, look no further than the arbitrary and capricious decision by his Army Corps of Engineers to block the Dakota Access pipeline it had already approved. How many days does he have left in office? In July, the Corps said it had approved 200 water crossings and easements for the 1,172-mile pipeline to cross Lake Oahe, Lake Sakakawea and the Missouri River. When it's finished, the $3.8 billion project will transport 450,000 barrels of oil a day from western North Dakota to Patoka, Ill....
  • SoftBank's Son said to plan meeting with Trump in New York (Raising a $100B investment fund)

    12/06/2016 12:09:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    SoftBank Group Corp founder and chief executive officer Masayoshi Son is planning to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Tuesday, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. Mr Son, 59, has no specific agenda but wants to meet Mr Trump as an investor in the US, including in wireless operator Sprint Corp, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. Shares in SoftBank rose on the news, climbing 2.5 per cent to 6,975 yen in Tokyo, their highest since Aug. 31. The Japanese billionaire is in the process of...
  • ACLU want Obama to commute sentence for Chelsea Manning

    12/05/2016 3:49:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 2:52 PM EST
    The American Civil Liberties Union and gay-rights groups are lobbying President Barack Obama to commute the prison sentence of a transgender soldier who leaked classified government and military documents. The ACLU said the letter Monday co-signed by more than a dozen civil rights groups considers Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence unprecedented. …
  • Federal court halts Obamacare appeal, deals setback to president

    12/05/2016 10:58:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court halted a key Obamacare case on Monday, agreeing to put off proceedings until after President-elect Trump takes office and figures out how he wants to proceed — and dealing a blow to President Obama in the meantime. In a short order the judges put the case in abeyance, and told both sides to give an update by Feb. 21, or a month after Mr. Trump is sworn in. It’s one of a series of cases that are being delayed to give the new administration a chance to put its stamp on legal strategy. Obama administration lawyers...
  • Siding With Lawless, Violent #NoDAPL Movement, Obama Helps Create More Republicans

    12/05/2016 10:25:43 AM PST · by georgiarat · 3 replies
    Say Anything Blog ^ | December, 5, 2016 | Rob Port
    There are a lot of reasons to think the Obama administration’s decision to decline an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline yesterday was a travesty, among the most prominent the fact that it was President Obama who made this decision. It’s worth keeping in mind that the pipeline’s current crossing of Lake Oahe was already approved and permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That the Corps has now declined an easement for a route they’d already permitted, saying they’d like to explore other routes, tells us this decision was made in the White House, and that it was...
  • CBC airs anti-white rap video

    12/05/2016 9:32:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    The CBC owes an apology to Canadians for the video but that is about as likely as Obama expressing condolences over the death of an on-duty police officer. It ain’t going to happen It is the kind of video you expect someone to make and upload to YouTube. It is something completely different when a major broadcaster airs it. And it is more disgusting when the video is made and aired by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that is subsidized by the taxpayers to the tune of over $1 billion a year. The video on the November 29th episode of This...
  • Inauguration Day Is Still A Long Way Off

    12/05/2016 9:27:34 AM PST · by blam · 70 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-5-2016 | Jeremiah Johnson - Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 5, 2016Submitted by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the Army Special Forces) Many things have been happening in this “transition period” that point to one grim fact: Trump hasn’t sworn into office as president yet. As a matter of fact, things are happening that may very well derail that inauguration. There’s an old Irish expression: “There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip,” and there’s quite a few slippery deeds in the works in particular that bear mentioning. January 20, 2017 is still a long way off, and Obama isn’t...
  • Trigger Warning! We’re All White Supremacists Now

    12/05/2016 6:41:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-5-2016 | MOTUS
    White Privilege From People's CubeIf we didn’t vote for Obama we were racists.Taking Obama’s picture with hot sauce - Microaggresion!If we joined the Tea Party we were racists (and likely to be audited by the IRS).If we supported Herman Caine we were racists.If we didn’t think Michelle Obama was a fashion icon it was because we were racists.Okay - what tea party smartass put those racist mics on the podium?If we objected to Obamacare, excuse me - the “Affordable Care Act” - we were racists. (even though we were right: Record-High Health Care Spending Hits $3.2 Trillion in 2015.)If we...
  • U.S. Syria Policy at Crossroads as Rebels Falter

    12/05/2016 6:27:53 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 4, 2016 | Jay Solomon, Carol E. Lee and Felicia Schwartz Biography @felschwartz felicia.schwartz@wsj.com
    Steep losses by antiregime rebels in Syria have scrambled U.S. policy calculations at a crucial moment in the country’s long-running war, with the election of Donald Trump already pointing to the possibility of a dramatic shift when he takes office in January. Mr. Trump hasn't detailed his plans for Syria, but has outlined a likely break from the Obama administration, which has supplied small amounts of arms and funding to militias attempting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad and has separately fought the Islamic State extremist group.
  • BREAKING: OBAMA-APPOINTED JUDGE ORDERS Vote Recount To Begin At Noon On Monday

    12/05/2016 6:24:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 109 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | 5 Dec 2016
    BREAKING: OBAMA-APPOINTED JUDGE ORDERS Vote Recount To Begin At Noon On Monday Barack Obama appointed Judge Mark Goldsmith in 2010 as a U.S. District Court Judge. A clear loser in this unfortunate appointment will be the taxpayers of Michigan. Judge Goldsmith just ordered that a recount is to begin at noon on Monday. The recount will cost over $5 million dollars…Way to go Democrats! Keep it up ya dummies! A federal judge has ordered Michigan election officials to begin a massive hand recount of 4.8 million ballots cast in the presidential election at noon Monday. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith...
  • In signal to Trump, China, Iran say nuclear deal must stand

    12/05/2016 5:41:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 5:03 AM EST
    The foreign ministers of China and Iran on Monday urged governments not to violate the deal that limits Iran’s nuclear activity in exchange for the lifting of sanctions, in remarks apparently directed at President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during a visit to Beijing that the seven nations who agreed to the deal in July 2015 “have the obligation to fully implement” it. “Iran will not allow any country to take unilateral action to violate the agreement and Iran has the right to take action against that,” Zarif said at a news conference after...
  • Get used to it: Economists see "new normal" of slow growth

    12/05/2016 5:18:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 12:41 AM EST
    Americans should get used to a “new normal” of slow economic growth, business economists say. The median estimate from economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics calls for the American economy to grow 2.2 percent in 2017, up from a forecast 1.6 percent this year and unchanged from the previous survey in September. The improved number is still lackluster by historical standards. U.S. economic growth averaged 3.1 percent a year from 1948 to 2015, according to the Congressional Research Service. But the business economists say Americans need to get used to slow growth: 80 percent of those surveyed...
  • Japan PM Abe to make first visit to Pearl Harbor

    12/05/2016 3:34:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AFP ^ | December 4, 2016 | Staff
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to become the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor, announcing Monday a trip to Hawaii this month for talks with US President Barack Obama. "I will visit Pearl Harbor" with Obama, he told reporters in comments broadcast live on television. Abe, who will be in Hawaii on December 26 and 27, will visit the site of the surprise Japanese attack on December 7, 1941, that began World War II in the Pacific.
  • In Harsh Terms, Kerry Says Israel Is Undermining Peace Efforts

    12/04/2016 8:58:59 PM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 5, 2016 | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday accused right-wing Israelis of deliberately thwarting efforts to broker a peace deal with the Palestinians. In unusually stark terms, Mr. Kerry warned that the building of Israeli settlements was undermining any hope of an agreement to allow two states to live side by side.
  • Green Berets in Islamic State fight frustrated with top brass micromanagement

    12/04/2016 7:58:29 PM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The secretive teams of Green Berets guiding rebels in northeast Syria have expressed frustration with the amount of micromanagement they receive from a top-heavy headquarters in Iraq and the United States. Special Forces sources tell of support staff watching the free-spirited Green Berets on reconnaissance aircraft and then criticizing their performance as they conduct the mission officially described as “train, advise and assist” the multi-ethnic Syrian Democratic Forces. The Americans and SDF are fighting their way toward Raqqa, the Islamic State terrorist army’s home base in Syria. Some of the “assisting” has drawn the Americans into firefights. One officer chalked...
  • Obama administration fails to check immigrants against FBI databases, approves citizenship

    12/04/2016 7:24:26 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Some 175 immigrants were approved for citizenship even though their names weren’t properly run through the FBI’s name-check databases, potentially missing red flags that may have disqualified them from naturalization, the Obama administration admitted this weekend. Homeland Security officials blamed computer code for the problem, which affected about 15,000 applications in total. The problem was significant enough that the government halted all naturalization ceremonies already in the pipeline and banned U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers from approving new citizenship applications beginning on Nov. 29, when officials acknowledged the problem in an internal email that was later obtained by House...
  • Sign a whitehouse.gov petition for the next major U.S. Navy Ship be named "USS The Deplorables"

    Please sign a whitehouse.gov petition asking that the next major U.S. Navy Ship be named "USS The Deplorables". Let us have pushing to recognize those citizens who rose up to defend America and The Constitution from the globalists (and to tweak Obama's nose).
  • Feds halt construction, deny final permits for Dakota Access pipeline

    12/04/2016 2:31:55 PM PST · by cowpoke · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/4/2016 | Devin Henry
    Federal officials have denied the final permits required for the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday it would instead conduct an environmental impact review of the 1,170-mile pipeline project to determine if there are other ways to route the pipeline to avoid a crossing on the Missouri River...
  • Only 4 states can stop vote fraud

    12/04/2016 12:47:02 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    WND.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    WND Exclusive Only 4 states can stop vote fraud 'No systematic oversight of the system' exists The raging debate about voter fraud has been hijacked by the left, says a leading expert on the issue, and the left is driving the narrative in a false direction using slick deception. The question is: What will President-elect Donald Trump do about it? When people think about “voter fraud,” they tend to think about the dead voting, people voting in multiple precincts or party machines paying homeless people to cast ballots. While those are all legitimate concerns, the mass fraud happens long before...
  • Pence: ‘Mystifying’ Obama a Hero for Talking to Dictators But a Controversy Trump Talks to Taiwan

    12/04/2016 8:42:27 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4 Dec 2016
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” while commenting on the controversy over the phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, Vice Present-elect Mike Pence said it was “a little mystifying” President Barack Obama Cuban dictator Raul Castro and be “hailed as a hero,” while President-elect Donald Trump receives criticism for taking call from the president of Taiwan. Pence said, “We’ll deal with policy after January the 20. This was a courtesy call and plus I have to tell you, George, it’s a little mystifying to me that President Obama can reach out to a murdering dictator in...
  • Trump's New Defence Secretary Was Obama's Go-To Man to Keep Pakistani Generals Happy

    12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Wire, thewire.in ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devirupa Mitra
    <p>In the aftermath of the Raymond Davis and bin Laden affairs, General James Mattis was key in maintaining ties with top Pakistani military leadership.</p> <p>New Delhi: The next US secretary of defence was the Obama administration's main man to keep a line open and bring ties with the top Pakistani military leadership back on an even keel in the dark days following the arrest of a CIA contractor and the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p>