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  • Any stories of Obama buyer's remorse?

    10/06/2015 6:46:12 PM PDT · by eekitsagreek · 19 replies
    I was having a chat with a friend of mine earlier today. She is one of those so- called "independent" voters. Back in 2008 she enthusiastically campaigned for Obama, thinking it would usher in a brighter future. In 2012 she again supported Obama, mainly because she was turned off by Romney's "47%" comment. Fast forward to today and now it is a different story. None of her expectations happened. She really believed everyone would get along and all that liberal kumbaya nonsense. She believes things are worse off now and that she feels duped by him. I asked her how...
  • Anti Obama signs already showing up in Roseburg

    10/06/2015 6:05:01 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 84 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 10-06-2015 | Admin
    They really don’t want Obama coming to Roseburg and grandstanding on Friday. Check out some signs that are already showing up in Roseburg
  • Ten Reasons Why Obama Should be Given a Second Nobel Peace Prize

    10/06/2015 6:32:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies ^ | Vladimir Golstein
    It is high time to recognize President Obama tireless activity on behalf of world peace with the Second Nobel Peace Prize. Here are ten main reasons why this second Nobel Peace Prize should be awarded.10. By condoning if not encouraging the agencies that spied and eavesdrop on everyone from a common criminal to a President and Kanzler, he reminded the citizen of the world of their common humanity, their sense of brotherhood. Having recognized this, humanity will surely ignore its religious, political, economic, or social differences and will strive for peace.9. He truly achieved Pax Americana – by constantly trying...
  • Josh Earnest: Obama may do executive action (again) on guns

    10/06/2015 5:34:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 6, 2015 | Taylor Millard
    Fresh off Hillary Clinton announcing she was going to do gun control without Congressional authority, President Barack Obama appears to be leaning the same way again. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Monday it was time to get serious about keeping guns from certain people. “The president has frequently pushed his team to consider a range of executive actions that could more effectively keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have access to them. That’s something that is ongoing here.” How this is different from the 2013 executive orders, no one is saying....
  • Emails show Qadaffi son offered talks – but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call,'...

    10/06/2015 4:54:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 6, 2015 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela Browne
    Full title: Emails show Qadaffi son offered talks – but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call,' source saysVideo at link. Exclusive - New emails obtained by Fox News show that in March 2011, at the height of the Arab Spring revolution inside Libya, dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif was willing to talk peace from the ground in Libya – but a source told Fox News the offer was rejected by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the years since Qaddafi was forced from power, Libya's government has collapsed, and extremist groups including ISIS have exploited the power...
  • Justice Department set to free 6,000 prisoners, largest one-time release

    10/06/2015 3:18:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's National Security ^ | October 6, 2015 | Sari Horwitz
    The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison — the largest one-time release of federal prisoners — in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three decades. The inmates from federal prisons nationwide will be set free by the department’s Bureau of Prisons between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. Most of them will go to halfway houses and home confinement before being put on supervised release. The early release follows action by the U.S. Sentencing Commission — an independent agency that sets sentencing policies...
  • Roseburg, Oregon newspaper publisher: Obama not welcome to show up and politicize the shooting

    10/06/2015 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Dan Calabrese
    "Now he wants to come to our community and stand on the corpses of our loved ones to make some sort of political point." You can say that David Jacques is just one guy if you want. And you can choose not to believe him when he tells you that “dozens upon dozens” of local residents feel the same. But even if you do all that, you’ve got a couple of problems. First of all, this is not just some random guy off the street. He’s the publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, so he’s got some status in the community....
  • White House: Obama’s Trip To Oregon Will ‘Not be About Politics’

    10/06/2015 2:14:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 90 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama promises to politicize mass shootings as a way to demand more gun control. But the White House says that’s not what he’ll be doing as he visits the victims of the college shooting in Oregon on Friday. According to the White House, Obama will be traveling to meet and console the victims and no public remarks are expected. “I think in this instance, on Friday morning, the trip would not be about politics, but that trip would be about merely consoling the families who were so profoundly affected by that tragedy.” Earnest added that the visit was convenient...

    10/06/2015 1:45:58 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 10-6-2015 | BRANDON DARBY
    Border Patrol agents and others operating under the umbrella of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) must now consider not only the sex of the criminal they are detaining, but the “gender identity” of the individual and how they feel and identify. The terms “illegal alien” or even “illegal immigrant” do not appear at all in a new 31-page instruction document. The new rules were published by CBP and according to the agency, “includes language on gender identity, which was not previously included in the individual component policies. Specifically, whenever feasible, officers and agents who conduct a search or are present...
  • Top Law Enforcement Official: Terrorists Have Infiltrated U.S. Through Mexico

    10/06/2015 12:34:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 6, 2015
    A few days ago a top law enforcement official finally confirmed that Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the United States through Mexico, a story that Judicial Watch broke last year as part of an ongoing series involving the dangerously porous southern border. Last October JW reported that four members of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who entered the U.S. through the Mexican border, were arrested in McAllen and Pharr Texas. Then, over the summer, JW reported that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near...
  • The Syrian Refugee Crisis Has A Kickstarter Now

    10/06/2015 11:14:42 AM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 7 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 10/6/15 | Hayes Brown
    The White House asked the crowdfunding giant to help make up the $4 billion that Syrian refugees still need this year.
  • State approves 27% Obamacare rate hike for HMSA; 34% for Kaiser

    10/06/2015 11:10:07 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | Monday, October 05, 2015 | Kristen Consillio
    The state approved a 27.3 percent rate hike for Hawaii Medical Service Association members and 34.4 percent increase for Kaiser members in Obamacare plans for 2016. HMSA, the state's largest health insurer, had proposed an average 49.1 percent rate hike -- the highest it has ever requested -- for 20,935 members in Obamacare plans next year. . . .
  • In rural America, a startling prospect: Voters Obama lost look to Sanders

    10/06/2015 10:59:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | October 5, 2015 | David Weigel
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Shelley Brannon, 62, can sum up the Obama presidency with three words. Well, three words and an exclamation. “He screwed us,” said Brannon, a coal miner from Wise County, Va., as he sat outside a rally for the United Mine Workers of America. “Man, he screwed us.” He shook his head under a camouflage hat that matched his camouflage UMWA T-shirt, and he described his fantasy of dumping nuclear waste in the yards of environmentalists, “if they think coal’s so bad.” He mulled over the mistake he says the UMWA made in 2008, when it endorsed Barack...
  • Farrakhan’s Fiery Rant on Obama and Jews: ‘I Am That Man That Represents the Messiah [Trunc]

    10/06/2015 10:53:38 AM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6 Oct 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    The Minister Louis Farrakhan said that he “represents the messiah that has come to end this civilization” and accused the Jews of having mass control over Hollywood, the media and the banking system during a recent, hour-long appearance on “The Rock Newman Show. Farrakhan also discussed President Barack Obama’s public rejection of some of his past statements during the 2008 presidential campaign, saying that Obama’s denunciation didn’t hurt him and that he was willing to simply look past it for the greater good. “There’s alway’s a bigger picture … Barack Obama was the bigger picture,” Farrakhan said during the September...
  • All Talk, No Action

    10/06/2015 9:10:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    By Monday, interestingly enough, the Russian invasion of Syria was receding as a topic of public concern. Apparently there no longer seemed anything explosive in the tidings of Vladimir Putin's slam-bang entry into that remote theater of conflict. This was notwithstanding those Russian airstrikes against the anti-Assad rebels whom the United States, supposedly, has been encouraging. When President Obama went before the TV cameras late last week, it was chiefly to flog anyone unable to fall in with the Absolute Necessity of Common-Sense Gun Control. "Russian planes, what Russian planes?" our Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader might as well have said....

    10/06/2015 9:59:53 AM PDT · by shortstop · 7 replies ^ | 10/06/15 | bob Lonsberry
    When two people look at the same issue and come to different conclusions, it’s usually because one of them is wrong. Like Obama is wrong about Roseburg. Before the bodies were out of the building, he had pulled his pre-written speech out of the drawer and was angrily denouncing guns and the people who own them. He ripped the Republicans and he ripped the NRA – I happen to belong to both organizations, by the way – and he said that America was a screw-up nation. Somehow, he said, we’re dumber than the rest of the developed nations and only...
  • Statement by the North Atlantic Council on incursions into Turkey’s airspace by Russian aircraft

    10/06/2015 6:27:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 59 replies
    NATO ^ | Last updated: 05 Oct. 2015 17:23 | NATO
    The North Atlantic Council met today to hold consultations on the potential implications of the recent dangerous military actions of the Russian Federation in and around Syria. Allies expressed their deep concern with regard to the Russian military build-up in Syria and especially the attacks by the Russian Air Force on Hama, Homs, and Idlib which led to civilian casualties and did not target Da’esh. Allies call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians, to focus its efforts on fighting ISIL, and to promote a solution to the conflict through a political...
  • War Party Targets Putin and Assad

    10/06/2015 7:31:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Having established a base on the Syrian coast, Vladimir Putin last week began air strikes on ISIS and other rebel forces seeking to overthrow Bashar Assad. A longtime ally of Syria, Russia wants to preserve its toehold on the Mediterranean, help Assad repel the threat, and keep the Islamic terrorists out of Damascus. Russia is also fearful that the fall of Assad would free up the Chechen terrorists in Syria to return to Russia. In intervening to save Assad, Putin is doing exactly what we are doing to save our imperiled allies in Baghdad and Kabul. Yet Putin's intervention has...
  • Obama authorizes resupply of Syrian opposition

    10/06/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-5-2015 | Barbara Starr, Elise Labott and Jim Acosta,
    President Barack Obama authorized the resupply of Syrian Kurds and the Arab-Syrian opposition as part of a strategy to put pressure on ISIS from the north and strengthen the border, according to two senior administration officials. The approval came at a National Security Council meeting on Thursday. CNN reported over the weekend that the President also emphasized to his team that the U.S. would continue to support the Syrian opposition as Russia enters the war-torn country. "President Obama was clear that we intend to continue our efforts to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL in Syria and to keep supporting the...
  • Franklin Graham: Obama’s policies ‘have been against Christ and His teachings’

    10/06/2015 8:21:38 AM PDT · by all the best · 37 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | October 6, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    American Christian evangelist Franklin Graham is calling out President Obama for pursuing a political agenda that’s “against Christ and against His teachings,” Newsmax reports. Graham, the fourth of renowned evangelist Billy Graham’s five children and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV that while Obama claims to be a Christian, he doesn’t walk the walk. “First of all, the president, when he was growing up, his influences were Islam,” Graham told the show Monday. “His parental father is Muslim, his stepfather was a Muslim, he went to Muslim school. “His formative years...
  • Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control

    10/06/2015 8:17:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control — Including Her Nickname for Obama Oct. 6, 2015 9:19am Jason Howerton An 86-year-old gun shop owner in Roseburg, Oregon, recently gave an unfiltered interview to NBC News, criticizing President Barack Obama’s “strange” gun control ideas and revealing her unflattering nickname for the commander in chief.
  • US Should Attempt To Disarm Russians In Syria: Brzezinski

    10/06/2015 8:16:46 AM PDT · by Fennie · 83 replies
    Press TV ^ | October 6, 2015
    US foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski says the United States should retaliate if Russia does not stop bombing its assets in Syria. Brzezinski, the national security advisor for former President Jimmy Carter, advised President Barack Obama to attempt to disarm the Russians if they keep attacking the CIA-trained militants in Syria. "The Russian naval and air presences in Syria are vulnerable, isolated geographically from their homeland," Brzezinski wrote in an article published by the Financial Times on Sunday. "They could be 'disarmed' if they persist in provoking the US."
  • President ‘Mumbo-Jumbo’

    10/06/2015 7:46:01 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | Bret Stephens
    President ‘Mumbo-Jumbo’ Obama’s preferred method for dealing with disagreement is denigration. Bret Stephens David Petraeus testified last month to the Senate Armed Services Committee on U.S. policy in the Middle East. Regarding Syria, the former general and CIA director urged a credible threat to destroy Bashar Assad’s air force if it continues to bomb its own people. He also recommended “the establishment of enclaves in Syria protected by coalition air power, where a moderate Sunni force could be supported and where additional forces could be trained, internally displaced persons could find refuge, and the Syrian opposition could organize.” But Barack...
  • Who Will Save Middle East Christians: Obama or Putin?

    10/06/2015 7:30:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2015 | Fay Voshell
    Few Western foreign policy analysts have taken seriously Vladimir Putin's radical reorientation of Russia from communism back to Russian Orthodox Christianity. Putin is perhaps uniquely qualified to discern that his nation's identity has been for centuries within a spiritual, distinctly Christian narrative and that a violent rending of Russia's historically religious roots led to utter disaster for the Russian peoples. Son of a militant atheist and a pious mother, Putin lived through the collapse of the Soviet Union and the resurgence of capitalism as defined in Russian terms. Though raised a secularist, he is now a devout Christian in the...
  • Obama IS NOT WELCOME to Come Grandstand at the Funerals of Shooting Victims (VIDEO)

    10/06/2015 7:13:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    David Jacques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, told Bill O’Reilly on Monday that the people of Roseburg would not welcome Barack Obama if he came to town to politicize the funerals of the Umpqua College shooting victims. Madman Chris Harper-Mercer murdered eight students and a teacher last week in a shooting spree on campus. David Jacques and community leaders do not want Obama to come grandstand at the funerals: Well I think the president will not be welcomed into the community. And that is not just my opinion. We talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of...
  • Obama's Success as President

    10/06/2015 6:29:09 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 30 replies
    Self | 06 October 2015 | Self
    Back in 2008, Barack Obama ran for the office of President with only one real promise--to fundamentally transform America. Everything else he said and promised was just a smokescreen for this one, true promise. Has he succeeded? He destroyed our image with other countries and peoples. He destroyed our progress towards a balanced budget--we don't even talk about it any more. He destroyed our relationships with (former) allies. He destroyed one sixth of our economy by implementing Obamacare, formally named the "Affordable Care Act." He destroyed the method by which America is governed by going around Congress at every chance...
  • Roseburg's Gun Store Grandma Shuts Down "Excutive Anus" Obama's Gun Control Narrative

    10/06/2015 4:18:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    In Roseberg, Oregon–the same town which recently witnessed a heinous attack in a gun free zone at Umpqua Community College (UCC)–86-year-old Carolyn Kellim owns a gun store and says she is sick of “executive anus” President Obama’s “strange ideas” on gun control.
  • 'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit

    10/06/2015 2:17:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/05/15
    'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit the victims of the UCC shooting **SNIP** 'We haven't even identified bodies, we've still got incident command trying to contain the scene, and he's holding a press conference 3,000 miles away from here, telling — almost implying that he could have single-handedly prevented this if the Congress would have listened to him.' 'I think he admitted it himself. 'His visit here isn't a re-election campaign stop, but it is a campaign stop for an agenda that he and his associates believe is important. "And that...
  • Pres. Obama to visit Oregon shooting victims' families; killer's anger revealed: official

    10/05/2015 8:16:54 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 73 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 5, 2015 | BY Jason Silverstein, Leonard Greene
    An angry President Obama will visit Roseburg, Oregon, Friday to meet privately with families of students and a teacher shot to death during a community college rampage. Hours after Thursday’s shooting, an upset Obama lashed out at lawmakers standing in the way of stronger gun control laws, and vowed to politicize such shootings so that the death of victims would not be in vain. But a local newspaper publisher said the president is not welcome. “I think that’s very inappropriate, and I think it’s disrespectful to the families,” said David Jaques publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, a community newspaper. He...
  • Obama forces successful supermarkets to be sold to a failing company that shuts them down

    10/05/2015 4:35:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    wordpress ^ | O0ctober 5, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama forces successful supermarket chains to sell supermarkets to a failing company that shuts them down The Obama administration recently forced successful supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway to sell some of their supermarkets to the Haggen supermarket chain.Six months later, Haggen declared bankruptcy, and said it would close at least 100 of its supermarkets.Grocery strategist Burt P. Flickinger said:“This is the fastest (failure) in modern supermarket history… In all of retail, I haven’t seen anything like this.”This does not surprise me. Obama is a cronyist, and everything he touches turns into bantha pudu.
  • I will defend Christianity around the world, says . . . Vladimir Putin?

    10/05/2015 4:18:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 92 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Obama may not be willing to stand up for Christians, but God is. I don't always know how He's going to do it, but I'll take His protection over that of Vladimir Putin any day - and you should too. A friend of mine responded to the headline as follows: “Hitler said the same thing in 1933.” Lest you get concepts confused, I don’t think Putin is talking about riding in shirtless on a horse to defend the rights of Christian bakeries and florists, nor to save the would-be victims of Christian-hating gunmen. But the threat he references is not...
  • Trump Declares War On Obamatrade: ‘Time To Send A Real Businessman’ To White House To End This

    10/05/2015 3:54:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is hammering President Barack Obama, his administration and Congress for completely failing the American worker when it comes to trade policy—whacking the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with 12 Pacific Rim nations that the Obama just finalized in Atlanta as a deal that jeopardizes U.S. jobs. “The incompetence and dishonesty of the President, his administration and—perhaps most disturbing—the Congress of the United States are about to place American jobs and the very livelihoods of Americans at risk,” Trump tells Breitbart News in an exclusive statement reacting to the news that the president and his negotiators...
  • REDUX: President Obama Welcomes His New Muslim Brotherhood Bodyguards.

    10/05/2015 11:37:15 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 5, 2015 | Dan Miller
    This is a redux of a satirical article I posted on February 18, 2013. It is based on the following theses advanced, overtly or sub silentio, by Imam Obama: Islam is the true Religion of Peace and seeks, for the betterment of all humanity, to eliminate the savagery of false religions. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood are highly respected for their religious and hence peaceful nature and also for dealing fairly but firmly with all enemies of truth and justice. While announcing his courageous presidential initiative vis a vis the Muslim Brotherhood, President Obama also stated that He is reaching...
  • Where Are The Million New Manufacturing Jobs Obama Promised?

    10/05/2015 11:18:05 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 24 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 10/02/2015 | Editorial
    Factory Jobs: The anemic September jobs report was bad news for anyone hoping that the economy had turned a corner. But it was even worse news for manufacturing, which is on a two-month losing streak. Manufacturing shed 9,000 jobs last month on top of the 18,000 lost in August, completely erasing the gains made so far this year. Since January 2013, the industry has gained only 338,000. All this flies in the face of President Obama's repeated promise in 2012 that if reelected, he would create 1 million new manufacturing jobs by the end of his second term. Obama said...

    10/05/2015 9:31:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10-4-15 | Lee Stranahan
    David Jaques, the publisher of the conservative newspaper the Roseburg Beacon, says he believes that President Obama would not be welcome to the town after making remarks politicizing the shooting that left nine dead and nine injured at Umpqua Community College on October 1. Jaques told Breitbart News that he believes officials of Douglas County would also not welcome the President using the tragedy to score political points for a gun control agenda. Any visit by President would be “a campaign stop for agenda to take away American citizen’s right to own firearms” said Jaques in an exclusive interview.
  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obama’s DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale College’s Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the department’s biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukasey’s speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...
  • Caption the happy couple (Barry and Mooch) on their 23rd wedding anniversary

    10/05/2015 10:14:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Twitter | October 5, 2015
    Twenty-three years and still going strong.Here's to many more. #Happy Anniversary Barack Obama wishes Barack Obama a happy wedding anniversary with a picture of . . . Barack Obama
  • Ted Cruz in Michigan: 'Nothing short of crazy' to take in Syrian Muslim refugees

    10/05/2015 9:24:05 AM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    Mlive ^ | 10/5/15 | Jonathan Oosting
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, speaking Monday morning in Michigan, said it would be "absolutely crazy" to bring Syrian refugees to the United States, despite a humanitarian crisis that has captured the attention of the world. The U.S. Senator from Texas spoke to a crowd of roughly 800 pre-registered guests at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, criticizing President Barack Obama for plans to allow more Syrian refugees into the country. "What President Obama is proposing to do, bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslims to America, is nothing short of crazy," Cruz told the crowd during a question and answer...
  • Trade ministers reached a landmark agreement on a deal that’s a cornerstone of Obama’s legacy

    10/05/2015 8:03:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider via Reuters ^ | 10/05/2015 | Krista Hughes and Kevin Krolicki, Reuters
    Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation that will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 12 countries, an official familiar with the talks said on Monday. Leaders from a dozen Pacific Rim nations are poised to announce the pact later on Monday. The deal could reshape industries and influence everything from the price of cheese to the cost of cancer treatments. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would affect 40 percent of the world economy and would stand as a legacy-defining achievement for U.S. President Barack Obama, if it is ratified...
  • Obama’s lousy new normal: Job growth disappoints yet again

    10/05/2015 7:18:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Herman Cain
    Routine One of the biggest wastes of time imaginable is to read news stories about what’s expected in upcoming economic reports. Late last week, we were regaled with stories about how economists were expecting news of robust job growth, and how this would be followed by serious consideration on the part of the Federal Reserve Board to finally raise interest rates—which have been kept artificially low for years in the hope of spurring job growth. But as is so often the case, the reality didn’t meet the expectations. Job growth stumbled again, with only 142,000 nonfarm jobs added to payrolls...
  • Navy Secretary Dismisses Risks to Women in Combat

    10/05/2015 7:06:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    A new study reveals the disturbing facts. For Navy Secretary Ray Mabus it would appear that progressive ideology trumps inconvenient reality. In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR) Mabus criticized a nine month study revealing that women sustain injuries at a higher rate than their male counterparts and shoot with less accuracy under combat-simulated conditions. “(The study) started out with a fairly large component of the men thinking this is not a good idea and women will never be able to do this,” Mabus told NPR’s David Greene. “When you start out with that mindset you’re almost presupposing the...
  • Town Hall’s Giving Away Your Country

    10/05/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Judi McLeod
    Peace in our time will only come when Western leaders find the moral courage and backbone to stand up to the rampaging terrorists of the world and say: “ENOUGH!” The ‘Strong Cities Network’ (SCN) that will supplant local police with blue-helmeted United Nations personnel was up and running almost a year before it was launched from UN Headquarters by Attorney General Loretta Lynch last Wednesday. Jacob Bundsgaard, the mayor of Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark, attended a White House summit on countering violent extremism through SCN in mid-February. According to the official SCN homepage, Bundsgaard is the first mayor...
  • A Brief Drive-By Ride With the Fourth Estate

    10/05/2015 6:10:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-5-2015 | MOTUS
    The pressure of deadlines: who can’t relate?Quarterly reports due, meetings to attend, proposal submissions…the clock just keeps ticking. And if you’re a reporter for, say, the New York Times, and you’re handed a story line with a tight deadline, mistakes will be made.Even so, 6 mistakes in one drive-by hit job on Melania Trump seems a bit excessive.Okay, technically it was a hit job on The Donald; Melania was just collateral damage.Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful, hate me because I’m Melania TrumpI think I’ve found a solution for these overworked journalists: A company called Automated Insights created a program called...
  • Gunman shot woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground

    10/05/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf and Martin Gould
    College gunman shot a woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground A survivor of the attack said Chris Harper-Mercer shot a woman in a wheelchair who was accompanied by a service dog The survivor, how did want to be identified, was shot in the hand The 26-year-old killer reportedly ordered his Christian classmates to crawl into the middle of the room to be shot dead By Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf For and Martin Gould In Roseburg, Oregon For Published: 18:48 EST, 4 October 2015 | Updated: 07:14 EST,...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Struck As "Corporate Secrecy" Wins Again

    10/05/2015 5:59:21 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 7 replies
    The Zero Hedge ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Once again the corporatocracy wins as the so-called "Trojan horse" Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been finalized. As WSJ reports, the U.S., Japan and 10 countries around the Pacific reached a historic accord Monday to lower trade barriers to goods and services and set commercial rules of the road for two-fifths of the global economy, officials said. For the U.S., the TPP (reportedly) opens agricultural markets in Japan and Canada, tightens intellectual property rules to benefit drug and technology companies, and establishes a tightknit economic bloc to challenge China’s influence in the region (likely forcing their hand into separate...
  • Time For a Showdown: Why Obama Needs to Debate the NRA President on Live TV

    10/04/2015 10:51:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 4, 2015 | Jonathan Alter
    Mr. President, there is something you can do to get gun legislation: debate NRA chief Wayne LaPierre. Millions would watch, and you’d change many minds. On Thursday, in the wake of yet another school shooting, President Obama went into the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room—named for the victim of a would-be assassin’s bullet in 1981—and left reporters in stunned silence with the vehemence of his remarks. “I’d ask the American people to think about how they can get our government to change these laws, and to save these lives and let these people grow up.” Since the president is...
  • Beacon Publisher Says Obama Is Not Welcomed in Roseburg After Politicizing the Tragedy

    10/04/2015 8:26:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 24 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 10-04-2015 | S. Noble
    Barack Obama and his ilk are using the tragedy in Oregon to attack the Second Amendment. His argument is completely illogical but people are so desperate to stop these horrific murders that they will buy into it without truly thinking about the impossible logic of eliminating every gun and the illegal gun trade. They won’t consider that the gun grabbers will go after knives next as former NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg did during his reign.
  • Obama rejects candidates' ideas for solving crisis in Syria

    10/04/2015 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/03/15 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing White House hopefuls of concocting "half-baked" ideas for solving the crisis in Syria, appearing to even dismiss his former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's call for a no-fly zone before later clarifying his view of the Democratic front-runner. The idea of a no-fly zone — a region of Syria that the United States would protect from bombing to create a safe corridor for refugees — has emerged as a favorite option for Democratic and Republican candidates. It's a plan that allows them to stake out a more aggressive military posture than...
  • Syria is Obama’s Watergate: When did he know about Vladimir Putin’s axis-of-evil coalition?

    10/04/2015 6:40:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/04/2015 | Michael Goodwin
    What did he know and when did he know it? The immortal question about Richard Nixon and Water­gate should be posed to Barack Obama about Syria. What and when did he know about Vladimir Putin’s axis-of-evil coalition? The significance is not limited to Syria. The question goes to the heart of the Iran nuclear deal, especially the timing of the congressional votes. Imagine Obama trying to sell the Iran deal now. With Russia, Iran and Iraq working together to muscle the United States aside and defend Bashar al-Assad, the president couldn’t possibly argue that the nuke deal would help stabilize...
  • Obama’s trash talk

    10/04/2015 6:21:04 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    It’s not just the fourth quarter. It’s trash talk time. President Barack Obama’s never done a good job hiding his disdain for the people he doesn’t like—a long list that includes reporters, Republicans, pretty much every member of Congress, the foreign leaders he considers petty and childish (Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyanu most of all). Everyone would see things his way, he tends to project, if only they were a little smarter and thought it through as thoroughly as he has. Story Continued Below Usually when he’s explaining why the world’s wrong and he’s right, he’s looking down his nose...