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  • Obama administration backed lifting sanctions on Iranian banks as part of hostage ransom

    09/30/2016 10:27:00 AM PDT · by detective
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The Wall Street Journal has a shocking report that adds fuel to the fire over the $1.7 billion in cash paid to the Iranians to get the hostages released. On the same day the cash payment arrived in Tehran, the U.S. secretly agreed to back a U.N. effort to lift sanctions on two Iranian banks accused of assisting Iran's ballistic missile program.
  • Jim Comey’s Blind Eye

    09/30/2016 10:11:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 29, 2016 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Opinion Columnists Potomac Watch Jim Comey’s Blind Eye The FBI director can’t defend immunity for Hillary Clinton’s aides—which says volumes. By Kimberley A. Strassel Sept. 29, 2016 7:28 p.m. ET Two revealing, if largely unnoticed, moments came in the middle of FBI Director Jim Comey’s Wednesday testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. When combined, these moments prove that Mr. Comey gave Hillary Clinton a pass. Congress hauled Mr. Comey in to account for the explosive revelation that the government granted immunity to Clinton staffers Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson as part of its investigation into whether Mrs. Clinton had mishandled...
  • From Congress To Obama, A Dis Best Served Cold

    09/30/2016 10:08:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Congress' overwhelming rebuke of President Barack Obama on a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia -- and the bitter finger-pointing that followed -- was a fitting coda to the dysfunctional relationship between the Obama White House and Capitol Hill." But it was the headline -- which she probably did not write -- that really completed the picture: "Congress disses Obama one last time." That word, "disses," is just too perfect. For eight years the press has treated Obama like the protagonist in some stage play, personalizing his policy struggles as a heroic effort of one...
  • Judges must understand: climate rules are irrational

    09/30/2016 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Tom Harris
    Most people across the world do not care about climate change On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments in the litigation over President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). If implemented, CPP regulations will require states to develop and bring into force plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. Arguments against the CPP focussed primarily on its questionable legality. However, the ten judges considering the case should also keep in mind that the rules are pointless. No matter what one believes about the causes of climate change, the...
  • During Peres's Funeral: Protesters in Gaza Strip Burn His Picture [and Bibi's and Obama's]

    09/30/2016 9:08:22 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 3 replies
    Walla! News ^ | September 30, 2016 | unsigned
    Palestinian protesters in Gaza today burned images of former President Shimon Peres while his funeral took place on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem - acording to a report by the Palestinian news agency Shams News. Also, the protestors chanted slogans against Abbas because he came to Jerusalem with his entourage to attend the funeral. In addition to photos of Peres, protesters also burned the portraits of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama who attended the funeral. The demonstrators expressed anger at Abbas, who was recorded at the funeral holding his head, and bowing his head,[and apparently] expressing sadness...
  • Obama handing The Peoples’ Internet to Communist China

    09/30/2016 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Judi McLeod
    Here’s hoping the four attorneys general who filed yesterday’s lawsuit won’t let a spiteful America-hating Obama drop a black curtain over ‘the Peoples’ Internet’ There’s not even the slightest shadow of a doubt about to whom President Barack Obama is handing-off the Internet at midnight tonight if the four Republican attorneys general making an 11th-hour bid to block him do not succeed in the lawsuit they filed yesterday. Obama is handing control of the Internet over to the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU). ITU is run by the Peoples Republic of China. “Already under fire for seeking to usurp...
  • Malls, stores consider new ways to protect shoppers

    09/30/2016 7:38:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 30, 2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    NEW YORK (AP) — More sophisticated cameras. Security robots. Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes — but mall operators are testing and putting in place new technologies and other measures to offer people more protection without intruding too much on their shopping time. Mall executives say shoppers have been adamantly opposed to airport security tactics like metal detectors. So they're trying other things, and increasingly using mass notifications that let them send text and email alerts to tenants within seconds in case of a crisis.
  • Obama's Secret Bank Deal Helps Iran Get Nuke Missiles

    09/30/2016 6:56:02 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Treason. This is what it looks like. The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations. The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted until 2023, under a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that went into effect on Jan. 16. But Obama is now more pro-terror than the UN.
  • From Zombies to Clowns: Is America Going to the Dogs?

    09/30/2016 6:29:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-30-2016 | MOTUS
    Bad news: just as the Zombie Apocalypse is beginning to wind downLike zombies, only no use for brainswe are besieged with an impending clown apocalypse which could be even worse.Funny, it seems like only yesterday that America was facing a clown shortage: What kind of a cruel joke is this? Just as we need circuses more than ever to distract the plebes, we have a clown shortage? Membership at the country’s largest trade organizations for the jokesters has plunged over the past decade as declining interest, old age and higher standards among employers align against Krusty, Bozo and their crimson-nosed...
  • Obama Admin Leaks Details of Trump’s Classified Intel Briefing to Influence Election

    09/30/2016 5:59:49 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 30, 2016 | Kristann Taylor
    The Obama administration leaked details of a national security intelligence briefing given to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in an attack on him relayed by Time magazine published Thursday. Ironically in the Time article with the title, “How Russia Wants to Undermine the U.S. Election,” the Obama administration is trying to undermine the U.S. election by leaking information from Trump’s classified briefing to hurt him with the electorate. “All of which makes Donald Trump’s repeated insertion of himself into the U.S.-Russia story all the more startling. Trump has praised Putin during the campaign, and at the first presidential debate, on...
  • OBAMA: "HERE’S NO RELIGIOUS RATIONALE" FOR JIHAD TERROR

    09/30/2016 3:23:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 30, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Here we go again. This is like having to prove that water is wet or that Hillary Clinton is crooked, but since Barack Obama has once again affirmed that jihad terrorists are twisting and hijacking the Religion of Peace, once again it is necessary to prove that unfortunately that is not the case. Obama is right about one thing: this question matters for what strategy the U.S. and the free world should pursue against the jihadis. That’s what makes his denial and willful ignorance nothing short of catastrophic.
  • What I believe Trump needs to do to win .......

    09/29/2016 9:48:00 PM PDT · by boycott · 26 replies
    Vanity | 9/29/16 | boycott
    I believe there are certain things Trump needs to drive home to win. (1) Hillary is a WARMONGER - This needs to be repeated over and over. - She supported us attacking Libya. Libya was not a threat to us or anyone. In fact, they opened their weapons arsenal for inspections. They are now a failed state. Thanks, hillary. - She supported the overthrow of Syria by supplying weapons to terrorists. Hundreds of thousands of innocent Christians and others have died as a result of hillary and obama. This GENOCIDE is on their hands. - Hillary and obama quietly supported...
  • Why The Left Hates The Internet...

    09/29/2016 4:02:59 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 13 replies
    09-28-16 | Bill Randles
    I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.(John 9:4)The internet is an amazing phenomenon. In spite of all of it’s many uses for evil, the cyber-world is the last bastion of free speech available to the world, a kind of international “town square” of communication, inviting one and all into the various ‘conversations’ breaking out since it’s inception and explosive growth. Anyone who can type has a voice on the internet. Because of that some truly great writers and journalists have emerged, who never would have...
  • US To Suspend Syria Diplomacy With Russia, Prepares "Military Options"

    09/29/2016 12:58:04 PM PDT · by orchestra · 68 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/29/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the most dramatic diplomatic escalation involving the Syrian conflict in the past years, yesterday John Kerry issued an ultimatum to Russia, in which he warned his colleague Lavrov to stop bombing Aleppo or else the US would suspend all cooperation and diplomacy with Russia. 24 hours later, this appears to be precisely what is about to take place, leading to an even greater geopolitical shock in Syria. According to Retuers, the United States is expected to tell Russia on Thursday it is suspending their diplomatic engagement on Syria following the Russian-backed Syrian government's intense attacks on Aleppo, U.S. officials...
  • Meet the New Authoritarian Masters of the Internet

    09/29/2016 10:55:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 29, 2016 | John Hayward
    President Barack Obama’s drive to hand off control of Internet domains to a foreign multi-national operation will give some very unpleasant regimes equal say over the future of online speech and commerce. In fact, they are likely to have much more influence than America, because they will collectively push hard for a more tightly controlled Internet, and they are known for aggressively using political and economic pressure to get what they want.
  • McConnell: Congress should discuss fixes to 9/11 law

    09/29/2016 9:49:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 29, 2016 12:39 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    The Senate’s top Republican Thursday warned that legislation enacted over President Barack Obama’s veto to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts may have “unintended ramifications” and that lawmakers should discuss fixes to the measure. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the White House was too slow to warn about the “potential consequences” of the measure. Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly overrode Obama’s veto of the measure on Wednesday. McConnell said he told the president recently that the 9/11 victims bill “was an example of an issue that we should have talked about...
  • Obama Officials Wonder: Why Won’t the Boss Stand Up to Putin?

    09/29/2016 9:04:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2016 | Nancy A. Youssef and Shane Harris
    Russia and Syria appeared to attack two more hospitals and a bakery in the already besieged eastern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, in an aggressive push to seize and starve the city—home to as many as 100,000 children—back into regime control. So how will the Obama administration respond to an increasingly provocative Russia? For now, it won’t. There is an unspoken understanding within the administration that despite the many provocations Russia has carried out in Syria, there will be no major American response, a position that increasingly is drawing the ire of top national security officials, three U.S. officials told...
  • ObamaCare, HillaryCare . . .they don't care

    09/29/2016 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | Herman Cain
    It's awful for you, but they're getting what they've been after all along. Many voters don’t remember the failed predecessor of ObamaCare. It was called HillaryCare in the early 1990s. Hillary Clinton was an unelected, non-official put in charge of a commission to design a plan to hijack the U.S. health care system. It failed when the public found out what was in it and pressured the Senate to abandon it, which they did. In 2009, President Obama, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shoved ObamaCare down the throats of the American people. They...
  • Congress Overrides Obama Veto

    09/29/2016 8:07:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | DOUGLAS V. Gibbs
    The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA Article I, Section 7 of the United States Constitution grants the authority to Congress the ability to override a presidential veto, should the Congress muster a 2/3 vote from both Houses to do so. The first time it actually happened was during the presidency of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who vetoed bills during the reconstruction period he believed to be too harsh against the former Confederate States. Once again, a Democrat President’s veto has been overridden by Congress. Congress overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism...
  • Vaccines Regulators: Doctor concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

    09/29/2016 7:14:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/29/2016
    Vaccines Regulators: Doctor concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka Published September 29, 2016 Associated Press Illinois regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gave patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ordered the emergency action in the interest of public safety, according to paperwork signed by Acting Director Jessica Baer. After hearing complaints from health care providers that children were getting unapproved oral versions of childhood shots from Dr. Ming Te Lin, investigators visited Lin's Flossmoor practice. They found a cluttered, unsterile office and "a...
  • Internet no longer under U.S. Control by Saturday

    09/29/2016 7:05:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | Judi McLeod
    It’s a fairytale that ends with the reality of Barack Obama destroying it Worse case scenario: When you awaken to face another new day in tumultuous times this Saturday, the Information Highway as we knew it will no longer be at your service. With computers being all but useless without being hooked up to the Internet, set back by decades, your fingers will someday soon move over the keys of an expensive desk top computer, now essentially turned into a modern day typewriter. On his way out of the door Barack Obama will have wholly ceded over control of the...
  • Applications for US unemployment aid tick higher to 254,000

    09/29/2016 6:41:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2016 8:47 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week but the number of applications remained low, the latest sign that layoffs are scarce. […] The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for jobless aid rose 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 254,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, ticked down to 256,000, matching a 43-year low first reached in April. […] The economy is expanding, though at a sluggish pace, growing just 1.4 percent in the April-June quarter, according to a separate government report Thursday. …
  • Obama telling refugees: Go vet yourself Officials make astonishing admission about lack of screening

    09/28/2016 5:05:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    wnd ^ | 9/28/16 | Leo Hohmann
    President Obama’s top official responsible for vetting refugees testified before the Senate Wednesday that it’s possible for people from Syria and other terrorist-infested countries to have their refugee applications approved based simply on personal interviews with a “highly trained” immigration officer. Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, could not deny that in many cases there is no data from the refugee’s home country that would corroborate or refute his story. He tried to reassure the committee by saying the screening process is lengthy and continuously being improved, noting that the United Nations pre-screens the refugees before his...
  • Comey: DOJ Prosecutors Granted Clinton Attorney Cheryl Mills Immunity, Not The FBI

    09/29/2016 5:42:33 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 28, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey revealed it wasn't the FBI that granted longtime Clinton aide and attorney Cheryl Mills immunity during the criminal investigation of Secretary Clinton's private email server. Instead, it was granted by prosecutors at the Department of Justice. "Who authorized granting Cheryl Mills immunity?" Rep. John Sensenbrenner asked. "It's a decision made by the Department of Justice, I don't know at what level inside," Comey responded. "In our investigations, any kind of immunity comes from the prosecutors, not the investigators."
  • Obama Urges Military to Listen to Colin Kaepernick Protest

    09/29/2016 5:37:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 28, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    During a town hall with members of the military, President Obama was asked what he thought of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the national anthem prior to football games. Obama appeared to equate the two positions — pointing out that he wanted Kaepernick to understand why people might be angry at his protest, while also urging military families to listen to the NFL players who joined Kaepernick by drawing attention to the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Obama: Why I won't say 'Islamic terrorism'

    09/29/2016 1:44:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 28, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    President Barack Obama has taken a lot of criticism from political opponents over his rhetoric when it comes to terrorism. But on Wednesday at a CNN presidential town hall, he was asked to defend why he refuses to say "Islamic" terrorism to a Gold Star mother. "My son gave his life for acts of terrorism," audience member Tina Houchins told Obama at the town hall moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper. "Do you still believe that the acts of terrorism are done for the self-proclaimed Islamic religious motive? And if you do, why do you still refuse to use the term...
  • Obama: Our military fights so Kaepernicks can protest

    09/28/2016 9:03:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 28, 2016 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama Wednesday night said U.S. service members fight so that people like the 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick can express their views and take a knee during the national anthem to make a point. . . A widow of a veteran who died of cancer after being misdiagnosed at a Veteran Affairs hospital wanted to know why that doctor was still working at the hospital and there wasn't more accountability for some employees. While Obama said that a lot of people have been fired and the VA has worked hard to improve wait times, he acknowledged that there is no...
  • Duterte declares upcoming Philippines-U.S. war games 'the last one'

    09/28/2016 7:26:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plunged one of the United States' most important Asian alliances deeper into uncertainty on Wednesday by declaring upcoming U.S.-Philippines military exercises "the last," and ruling out any joint navy patrols.
  • 'Death spiral'? ObamaCare problems making coverage harder to afford, find

    09/28/2016 4:57:47 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 28 September 2016 | Dan Springer
    When Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey announced recently that it’s $46 million in debt and shutting down, it became the 17th failed ObamaCare co-op since the Affordable Care Act launched three years ago. Those failures – just six of the original 23 co-ops remain – have left hundreds of thousands of people scrambling for coverage. Meanwhile, insurers claiming big losses are leaving some state exchanges -- including Indiana University Health Plans, whose exit is expected to result in 27,000 Indiana residents losing ObamaCare plans in 2017. And companies still operating in the federal and state exchanges are raising premiums...
  • Overruled: Congress Soundly Rejects Obama’s Veto of 9/11 Bill

    09/28/2016 4:56:19 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 | Paul McLeary
    The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, continue to cast a long shadow over American politics, and have now led to the first congressional override of a veto signed by President Barack Obama. After a series of impassioned floor speeches Wednesday morning, both the U.S. Senate and House acted with sweeping bipartisan comity, rejecting the president’s opposition to a bill that allows the families of American victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The months-long debate over the bill split some longtime national security alliances in surprising ways. GOP Sen. John McCain was a vocal supporter...
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Rejects Obama Plan to Share Syria Intel with Russia

    09/28/2016 4:35:28 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    AIM ^ | September 28, 2016 | Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (Ret.)
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford has just gone where no JCS chairman has ever gone before! Unsurprisingly, it took a Marine general to stand up to President Barack Obama in the wake of yet another of his dubious national security decisions. The same mindless Obama/Kerry negotiating team that brought us an Iran deal undermining our national security, recently sought to bring us a similarly questionable deal with Russia. This one mandated the Pentagon’s participation in an intelligence-sharing agreement with the Russian Central Command in Syria-built upon a ceasefire paving the way for...
  • Michelle Obama says America 'needs an adult' in White House

    09/28/2016 3:24:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2016 5:00 PM EDT | Kristen De Groot
    Michelle Obama told supporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don’t change once they become president and that America “needs an adult in the White House.” […] “The presidency doesn’t change who you are; it reveals who you are,” she told the cheering crowd. […] She said the country needs a leader who is steady and measured because when making war-or-peace decisions, “the president can’t just pop off or lash out irrationally. No, we need an adult in the White House, I guarantee you.” …
  • Obama’s Reckless Plan Threatens U.S. Oversight of Internet

    09/28/2016 2:42:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/16 | Roger Aronoff
    Liberal media continue to assert that handing over a function of the Internet will have minor repercussions. Few in the media want to blame President Obama for, once again, damaging U.S. interests in his pursuit of the transformation of America The Obama administration is poised to surrender control of certain Internet functions to non-profit ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, on October 1. According to Americans for Limited Government’s senior editor Robert Romano, opposition to this Internet giveaway has united Republicans such as Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and presidential candidate Donald Trump. But questions remain as to...
  • Pat Caddell Calls Out ‘Stupidity of Republicans’ in Internet Takeover Debate

    09/28/2016 12:53:07 PM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Shortened title. full title: Pat Caddell Calls Out ‘Stupidity of Republicans’ in Internet Takeover Debate: ‘It’s Another Sign of America Selling Out’ Pollster and political analyst Pat Caddell spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday, discussing the state of the presidential race, as well as the looming United Nations’ “Internet takeover” being discussed in Congress, as Breitbart News reported. Breitbart News highlighted: Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has sided with the sovereignty of the American people against international elites yet again by coming out in public opposition to President Barack Obama’s internet giveaway...
  • Millennials and the Obama Legacy

    09/28/2016 11:15:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2016 | Jon N. Hall
    In his 2008 campaign for president, candidate Obama said that the debt run up by President Bush was “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic” and that Bush ran up the debt all “by his lonesome” (short video). Despite presiding over far more debt in his first term than Bush did in two, President Obama was re-elected by young folks. It would seem that debt doesn’t really register with millennials. Although millennials may not be interested in debt, debt is interested in them. On Oct. 1, 2016 the federal government will begin its next fiscal year, FY 2017. Fiscal 2017 will mark ten years...
  • Congress Has Three Days to Stop Obama’s Internet Surrender

    09/28/2016 11:24:35 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 14 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | September 28, 2016 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    There are only three days left until President Barack Obama gives up the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to the international community, ending online freedom of expression and enterprise as we know it.
  • Senate Overrides Obama’s Veto of Bill Allowing Terror Victims to Sue Foreign Governments

    09/28/2016 9:36:26 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 171 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/28 | peterson
    WASHINGTON—The Senate voted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow Americans to sue foreign governments over terrorist attacks, the first time the chamber has delivered such a rebuke to the president since he took office.
  • Obama has shed his vanity. Just ask him

    09/28/2016 8:51:29 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 21 replies
    Boston Globe Opinions ^ | 9-27-2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    Nothing oozes hubris like Barack Obama putting on a humble act. “There’s a point where the vanity burns away and you’ve had your fill of your name in the papers, or big adoring crowds, or the exercise of power,” the president tells historian Doris Kearns Goodwin in an “exit interview” published by Vanity Fair. “And for me that happened fairly quickly.” Since he no longer revels in his own grandeur, he explains, he won’t fall into the trap of making decisions out of ambition or “thirsty” attachment to the prerogatives of high office. Do tell. Five years ago, Obama claimed...
  • U.S. surpasses Syrian refugee goal set by Obama, expects more next year

    09/28/2016 5:50:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    WAPO ^ | Sep. 27, 2016 | Carol Morello
    The United States has admitted 12,500 refugees from war- ravaged Syria over the past year, surpassing President Obama’s target, and expects to admit even more next year, a State Department official said Tuesday. The Syrians are among 85,000 refugees from all over the world who have been resettled in the fiscal year that ends late this week, said Ann Richard, the assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration. That is up from 70,000 in the previous year. The White House aims to admit 110,000 refugees over the next 12 months.~SNIP~
  • Clinton Campaign Manager, Other Dems Dodge Questions on Whether Hillary Wants Obama to Withdraw TPP

    09/28/2016 4:48:24 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Shortened title. Full title: Exclusive — Mook Spooked: Clinton Campaign Manager, Other Top Dems Dodge Questions on Whether Hillary Wants Obama to Withdraw TPP Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook and other top Democrats refused to answer whether Clinton wants President Barack Obama to withdraw the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) from consideration before Congress during interviews with Breitbart News in the spin room after the first presidential debate here at Hofstra University on Monday night. The fact that Mook, Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon, and Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Donna Brazile each refused to answer the simple question that...
  • Obama to attend Peres funeral, says ‘a light has gone out’

    09/27/2016 11:44:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 28, 2016, 8:07 am | Raphael Ahren
    Moments after news of Shimon Peres’s death emerged early Wednesday morning, eulogies began pouring in from world leaders from across the globe. “There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people,” US President Barack Obama, who is expected to attend the late president’s funeral Friday, said in a statement. […] “A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us...
  • SECRET REPORT: TERRORISTS RUNNING WILD WITHIN U.S. BORDERS

    09/27/2016 11:11:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | September 28, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    Leaked document reveals the staggering breadth of domestic terrorist activity -- and the administration's cover-up.The Obama administration has been concealing the staggering breadth of terrorist activity in the United States – quantified as close to 8,000 terrorist encounters in a recent year -- a leaked government report suggests. There are disturbing parallels between the Obama administration’s ongoing cover-up of the true extent of terrorist operations in the U.S. and its election season cover-up four years ago of the real causes of the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012. Remember that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly lied four...
  • Utahns Fear Obama Will Heed Environmentalists, Not Them, on National Monument Designation

    09/27/2016 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 26, 2016 | Senator Mike Lee
    This past Monday marked the 20th anniversary of President Bill Clinton using the Antiquities Act to create the 1.5 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. For most Utahns, this date is not a cause for celebration. It’s a source of anger toward what many see as an out-of-touch and overbearing federal government Infamously, the Clinton administration failed to notify the people of Utah prior to announcing the monument designation—probably because the administration knew that nearly everyone in the state was opposed to the idea. Utah’s congressional delegation, state and county leaders, and local residents all warned that a...
  • Appeals court considers Obama’s climate change plan

    09/27/2016 7:06:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 27, 2016 | Ann E. Marimow and Brady Dennis
    President Obama’s signature effort to combat global warming was alternately lauded as a reasonable attempt to move the nation toward cleaner energy sources and faulted as an unconstitutional, job-killing power grab during seven hours of vigorous legal arguments Tuesday. With the Clean Power Plan’s future on the line, a 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struggled to discern whether the proposal goes too far in trying to compel power plants to cut carbon-dioxide emissions. The Obama administration contends it merely used its authority to nudge the industry in a direction many companies...
  • Report from National Academies Places Cost of Immigration as High as $296 Billion

    09/27/2016 3:42:26 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Warren Mass
    A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine indicated that “first-generation immigrants are more costly to governments, mainly at the state and local levels, than are the native-born, in large part due to the costs of educating their children.” An article about the report in the Washington Times observed that the academies’ “researchers tested eight scenarios, and in each of them taxpayers came out worse.” The Times noted that in the best-case scenario, the federal government came out ahead as a result of immigration, but the states showed negative fiscal effects, for a total loss of...
  • Rouhani: Obama ‘Conducting Conversations’ to Send More Money to Iran

    09/27/2016 1:42:35 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 27, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    The president of Iran, state-sponsor of terrorism, has said he is expecting more money from the United States in addition to the $1.7 billion in cash that President Barack Obama has already paid the Shiite Islamic Republic as part of his nuclear deal. “There are still considerable sums of money in the United States that belong to our nation. And we’re currently conducting conversations and various dialogues in order to return this money to Iran. Some things that we could not agree upon, there are ways to address those in the international court system,” Shiite Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told...
  • Congress Looks to Override Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill

    09/27/2016 9:56:30 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The showdown is scheduled for Wednesday. Proponents of the legislation say they have enough votes for what would be a first: During his nearly two full terms in office, Obama has vetoed nine bills. None has been overridden. While there is broad and bipartisan support for bucking the president, the bill’s opponents also are pushing...
  • PAYBACK: Obama Admin Sues Peter Thiel’s Palantir for Bogus ‘Racial Discrimination’

    09/27/2016 6:20:32 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Palantir Technologies co-founder Peter Thiel is evidently paying the price for backing Republican nominee Donald Trump, as the Obama administration has slapped his company with a frivolous lawsuit alleging “racial discrimination” against Asians. The lawsuit, filed and announced Monday by the Department of Labor, threatens the complete cancellation of every contract Palantir has with the federal government — a penalty worth $340 million, the lawsuit claims, which would end the company. The claims in the lawsuit are laughable. The Obama administration alleges that Palantir discriminated against Asians. But it has to admit that Palantir, in fact, hired many Asians —...
  • Obama banking on Hillary to preserve legacy

    09/27/2016 6:03:59 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 6 replies
    lowell sun ^ | sept 27 | Peter Lucas
    Apropos of last night's debate: If Hillary Clinton loses to Donald Trump, Barack Obama will be a loser as well. Big Time. And that is because President Trump will most likely do to Obama what Obama did to George Bush, and that is to kick a man when he is down. It is a trend Obama started when he became president. It now may come back to haunt him. You will recall that when Obama became president eight years ago, he used outgoing President George Bush as a punching bag, not occasionally, but all the time. Everything was Bush's fault....
  • Harry Reid’s Mayhem Project

    09/27/2016 5:55:29 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 26, 2016 | WSJ
    Retaking the Senate no longer seems like the cinch that Democrats imagined...and now they’re responding with budget obstructionism that could end with a government shutdown. If they can’t win on the merits, they can attempt to provoke a fake crisis. The last budget deal runs out...and the Senate will vote Tuesday on a “clean” continuing resolution... The bill also includes $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus... funding for the recent heroin and addiction bill; and $500 million in disaster aid for Louisiana... This is exactly what Democrats...said they wanted. “If they want to get out of here,” Democratic leader...