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  • Obama Taking "Symbolic Reparations" [semi-satire]

    04/29/2017 2:42:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Stung by critics who say that former President Barack Obama is showing inordinate greed by accepting fat payments from Wall Street for brief speeches, former Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued that "one of the President's greatest regrets during his time in office was his inability to establish a public program of reparations for America's historic mistreatment of racial minorities. Rather than just shrug off his disappointment he has decided to individually extract payments to compensate for those injustices." "We mustn't overlook the fact that the $400,000 per speech fees are being paid by white men to a black man,"...
  • Rush: Idea for Democrats: A 90% Tax on Speaking Fees

    04/29/2017 1:48:12 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 20 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | Apr 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, did you see Obama’s accepted another $400,000 speech? That’s two of them now. The first $400,000 speech was from a Wall Street firm, Cantor Fitzgerald. It slips my mind who the second one is from, but I have an idea.That’s how much he made per year as president.And we’re toldthat liberals don’t care about money.We’re toldthat liberals do what they do for altruistic reasons.We’re toldthat liberals are compassionate.They care. They don’t care about getting rich, they aren’t rich, and they, of course, have negative comments and things to say about everybody who is rich. And yet when they...
  • Sanders: Obama's paid Wall Street speech 'distasteful'

    04/28/2017 6:04:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/28/17 | Eleanor Mueller
    Washington (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders believes former President Barack Obama's plan to receive $400,000 for speaking at a September Wall Street health conference is "distasteful," The Vermont Independent reported Friday. Speaking with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, Sanders labeled the transaction "not a good idea" and said he was "sorry President Obama made that choice." "I just think it does not look good," Sanders said. "I just think it is distasteful -- not a good idea that he did that."
  • Trump Administration Eyes Loosening School Lunch Regulations

    04/28/2017 5:53:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 28, 2017 | Nikita Biryukov
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to ease school lunch regulations created under former President Barack Obama. On Friday, the department announced its secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, will introduce an interim rule to provide "regulatory flexibility" for the National School Lunch Program at a Virginia elementary school on Monday, alongside Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. It's unclear how the regulations will be changed, or what effect it could have on school lunchrooms. The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced reduced-cost or free lunches to children. Former First Lady...
  • Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law

    04/28/2017 5:02:40 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 26, 2017 | Judicial Watch
    Less than a year after a federal appellate court sided with the Obama administration to strike down North Carolina’s election integrity reforms, a state audit reveals that hundreds of votes were illegally cast by felons and non-citizens in just one election. Voter impersonation, double voting and irregularities in absentee ballots sent via mail also tainted the election, according to the investigation conducted by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). The probe analyzed records from the 2016 general election. State auditors found that about 500 ineligible people voted in 2016, more than 440 of them felons. Dozens of non-citizens...
  • First on CNN: Ahead of Trump's 100th day mark, Obama says Obamacare is more popular than Trump

    04/28/2017 11:04:21 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/28/2017 | MJ Lee
    Former President Barack Obama hailed the political resilience of his signature health care law at a private event Thursday, pointing out that Obamacare is now more popular than his successor trying to repeal it: President Donald Trump.
  • Amid Controversy, Obama Makes Another $400K Pay Day

    04/28/2017 9:25:09 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-28-2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Former President Barack Obama received a $400,000 speaking fee for an appearance at an A&E Network event on Thursday. The news came amid controversy over Obama accepting a fee of the same size to appear at a Wall Street firm's conference. The "History Makers lunch" was hosted by A&E's history channel and attended by representatives of A&E advertisers, the New York Post reported. Those in attendance included Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Bob Sauerberg, Janice Min, and Penske Media CEO Jay Penske. Obama received a standing ovation on entering the room. The former president's appearance featured a 90 minute interview with...
  • When Bill O’Reilly Misled His Viewers [about Obama's SS#]

    04/28/2017 7:49:45 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2017 | Susan Daniels
    On Aprll 13, 2011, a viewer sent the following to Bill O’Reilly. He addressed it during the email segment of his show: John Knox: Arlington, VA: What about Obama having a Connecticut social security number. He never lived there. Bill O’Reilly: But his father lived in Connecticut for several years, John. Babies sometimes get numbers based on addresses provided by their parents. Why did O’Reilly mislead, and what is the lie?
  • Obama Takes Shot at Trump's Tweeting as He's Paid $400k (AGAIN) for Speaking Gig

    04/28/2017 4:38:35 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04/28/2017 | Dave Burke
    During the speech at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, Obama delivered a sly dig at his successor's prolific tweeting. Obama was asked how he coped with frustrating moments as president, and responded: 'By not having a Twitter account.' As President Obama came under fire for scheduling a $400,000 speaking gig at a Wall Street firm next fall, he pocketed the same amount for a speech Thursday night for A&E Networks.
  • Greedy Grifters Barack & Michelle Obama Robbing Blind the Party That Made Them

    04/28/2017 4:19:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/17 | Judi McLeod
    Schulz insists the former president remains true to his progressive values, and said “taking money from Wall Street is not the same as being bought by Wall Street" Wake Up Call for all the OWS (Occupy Wall Street) activists: You can’t OCCUPY WALL STREET, because greedy grifters Barack and Michelle Obama are already squatting on it. It’s the same old story sung in the words of a song, “The rich get rich and the poor get poorer”. According to Christopher Wallace at Fox News, Obama’s $400,000 Wall Street speech leaves the liberal base “stunned”.
  • Obama Turns Out To Be A Greedy One-Percenter

    04/28/2017 4:00:38 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/27/2017 | Staff
    Money in Politics: President Obama's devotees no doubt had hoped he would come out swinging against President Trump. Instead, the only thing he's done so far is cash in on his presidency with a massive book deal and a six-figure speech gig. Earlier this month, Obama reportedly signed a book deal with Penguin Random House for more than $65 million for one book written by him and another written by Michelle. (The exact amount wasn't made public.) Assuming that figure is correct and they both write 500 page books, that amounts to roughly $144 per word for each of them....
  • Elizabeth Warren: "Troubled" By Obama's Upcoming $400,000 Speech To Wall Street

    04/27/2017 10:41:23 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | April 27, 2017
    In an interview Thursday with Alter Family Politics on SiriusXM, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) weighed in on former President Obama's upcoming speech to Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Obama is expected to receive at least $400,000 for the speaking engagement. TOMMY ALTER: Senator Warren, what do you think about President Obama accepting $400,000 from Wall Street? SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: Well, I was troubled by that. One of the things I talk about in the book is the influence of money. I describe it as a snake that slithers through Washington. And that it shows up in so many different ways...
  • Will Francis follow Benedict or Obama when he speaks to Muslims in Egypt?

    04/27/2017 7:37:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | April 27, 2017 | Father Raymond J. de Souza
    SPECIAL TO CRUXA cross above a church is seen alongside minarets of a mosque April 17 in Cairo ahead of Pope Francis' April 28-29 visit. (Credit:Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters via CNS.) Pope Francis must choose how he addresses the Muslim community when he visits Egypt this week. He has two models: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former Pope Benedict XVI. When a newly-elected Obama decided to address the “Muslim world” from Cairo in 2009, he insisted that Islam is a “religion of peace,” corrupted by a small few, and that there is nothing particularly Islamic about the violence committed...
  • Advice for Trump: Revise U.S. Military Manuals Corrupted by Obama’s Pentagon

    04/27/2017 6:40:30 PM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies
    Conservative Base ^ | 27APR17 | Jim-Kouri
    Advice for Trump: Revise U.S. Military Manuals Corrupted by Obama’s Pentagon One of President Donald James Trump’s and Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis’ primary endeavors should be to rollback the damage done to the Pentagon’s military manuals, curricula for training of officers and enlisted men, and the other material compromised by eight-years of political correctness seeping into the military. As part of former President Barack Obama’s mission to “win the hearts and minds” of people who despise the United States of America, including those who live in the U.S., the Pentagon released new military manuals that pleased groups...
  • To all the Obama supporters who are shocked at his $400K Wall St speaking fee: I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!

    04/27/2017 5:53:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 27, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    To all the Obama supporters who are shocked at his acceptance of a $400,000 Wall St. speaking fee: I TOLD YOU SO!!!!! First of all, let’s start out with this obligatory clip from Casablanca:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbPi00k_MENow that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I’d like to address all of the Obama supporters who are shocked at his acceptance of a $400,000 Wall St. speaking fee:I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!Specifically, I wrote:Although Obama claimed to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the truth is that as of 2011, he had raised more money from Wall St. than any other candidate during the previous 20...
  • Unbelievable — Yet Totally Believable — Obama News

    04/27/2017 2:06:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is unbelievable. No, it’s actually totally believable. Look at this in the New York Times. Now, remember we told yesterday Obama was gonna do a speech, get paid 400 grand by Cantor Fitzgerald. New York Times: “Obama Balances Civic-Minded Side with Lure of $400,000 Speech.” So the New York Times finds Obama could be two people. He can be this guy getting 400 grand and still be a high-minded public servant with no conflict whatsoever. Obama carefully, artfully balancing the two aspects of his career, of his personality! The greedy, money-grubbing speech giver, and the public figure who...
  • ISIS 'fighters' abandoning their overlords as the caliphate collapses

    04/27/2017 12:46:39 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Because sometimes the gig just doesn't work out. Remember when it appeared that, contra a certain U.S. president and his “JV team” talk, ISIS was going to overrun the entire Middle East with virtually no resistance? Remember the harrowing stories of Iraqis gathering on a mountaintop waiting for someone to come and rescue them before ISIS showed up and set them on fire or committed some other murderous atrocity? We all saw that horrific videos of ISIS beheading, burning and drowning people. These evil sadistic monsters clearly observed no lines of decency and respected only sheer, brute force. Anyone who...
  • Trump orders review of Obama-era land grabs

    04/27/2017 8:13:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/17 | Brad Jones
    Obama sidestepped Congress to declare 33 national monuments by executive order under the Antiquities Act of 1906 After eight years of oppressive restrictions on every facet of the mining industry from coal to gold, miners are finally beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. President Donald Trump today signed an executive order to review national monument designations made under the Antiquities Act by former President Barack Obama.
  • These Vacations Don’t Pay For Themselves You Know

    04/27/2017 6:07:28 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-27-17 | MOTUS
    “Too often,” Obama lectured Wall Street in March 2008, “we’ve excused and even embraced an ethic of greed, corner cutting and inside dealing that has always threatened the long-term stability of our economic system. Too often, we’ve lost that common stake in each other’s prosperity.” If by “quick” you mean 3 months, chauffeured from one exotic island paradise to another by multi-billionaires. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Think of it as just another way to find “that common stake in each other’s prosperity.”So when Barry told us back in 2009 that he didn’t run to help a...
  • Attention-seeking half-brother of Obama posts image of ex-president's 'Kenyan birth certificate'

    04/26/2017 10:25:27 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 112 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 March 2017 | Ariel Zilber
    Barack Obama is no longer president, but the birther movement alleging that he was born abroad still lives – thanks to his half-brother. Malik Obama tweeted a copy of what he claims is a valid birth certificate proving that his half-brother was born in Mombasa, Kenya. The 'birth certificate' bears the letterhead of the 'Coast Province General Hospital' in Mombasa. The sex of the baby is male, and the date of birth is listed as August 4, 1961, which is the former president's genuine birthday. The 'document' also lists the names of Obama's parents, Barack Hussein Obama and Stanley Ann...