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  • EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances

    12/02/2016 5:40:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 8:01 PM EST | Matthew Brown
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing the bill. The proposal follows a 2016 agreement reached under court order for the government to enforce a long-ignored provision in the 1980 federal Superfund law. The requirement would apply to hardrock mining, which includes mines for precious metals, copper, iron, lead and other ores. It would cover mines and processing facilities in 38 states, requiring their owners to set aside sufficient money to pay for future clean ups. The...
  • Here's How Many Manufacturing Jobs We've Lost Since Obama Took Office

    12/02/2016 10:30:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    As the media begins to draw a pretty picture about the November jobs report, namely that unemployment has dropped to 4.6 percent, its lowest level in nine years, they are unlikely to tell you the other part of the story. The labor force participation rate continues to decline and is stuck at a rate we haven't seen since February 1978, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It gets worse. Last month, we lost 4,000 manufacturing jobs, offering more damage to the already 301,000 we've lost since President Obama took office. The Republican National Committee says that is going to change under President-elect...
  • Erdogan: Turkish forces are in Syria to end Assad's rule

    11/30/2016 9:28:26 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 83 replies
    R T ^ | 11-29-16 | Staff
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the Turkish Army entered Syria to end the rule of President Bashar Assad, whom he accused of terrorism and causing the deaths of thousands.....
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Emerging Democrat Majority

    11/30/2016 12:04:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 30, 2016 | Richard Winchester
    John Judis and Ruy Teixeira published a bestselling book, The Emerging Democratic Majority, in 2002. Judis hailed the continuing validity of their thesis in an Atlantic article published in November 2012. Other authors, such as Democrat pollster Stanley Greenberg and National Review’s chief political correspondent Tim Alberta, have taken up the drumbeat. The gist of this argument is that a combination of demographic changes to American society and key socioeconomic developments are making it likely that the future will belong to the Democratic Party. Among the demographic changes is the assertion that groups especially likely to vote Democrat – African...
  • White House warns against blaming Islam for OSU jihad attack

    11/30/2016 2:53:25 AM PST · by detective · 57 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 29, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    “Our response to this situation matters. If we respond to this situation by casting aspersions on millions of people that adhere to a particular religion or if we increase our suspicion of people who practice a particular religion, we are more likely going to contribute to acts of violence than we are to prevent them.” Of course we should not cast aspersions on people who had nothing to do with this jihad attack. But this kind of talk is used to preclude any examination of the motivating ideology underlying such attacks, and that leaves us more vulnerable to more such...
  • 20-Year-Old in North Carolina Planned to Murder Hundreds for Islamic State

    11/29/2016 9:10:08 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov 29 2016 | John Hayward
    20-year-old Justin Nojan Sullivan pled guilty on Tuesday morning to a chilling terrorist plot in which he planned to use a silenced gun to murder hundreds of people in Virginia and North Carolina on behalf of the Islamic State. He has agreed to serve a life sentence in prison.
  • OHIO STATE ATTACK: Twitter EXPLODES On John Kasich For Opening State’s Borders To Refugees

    11/29/2016 7:53:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    ohn Kasich was the recipient of a tidal wave of Twitter hate Monday, as countless users blamed the Ohio governor for Monday’s horrific attack on Ohio State University’s campus.
  • MSNBC: Ohio State Suspect A Somali Refugee

    11/28/2016 10:40:43 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 167 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 28 Nov 2016 | Saagar Enijeti
    The Ohio State University suspect was reportedly a Somali refugee student, Pete Williams of NBC reports.
  • U. K., France, Russia Want To Join Pakistan-China’s CPEC

    11/28/2016 9:26:34 PM PST · by jcon40 · 3 replies
    vakuewalk.com ^ | Nov. 28, 16 | : Polina Tikhonova
    The CPEC is apparently becoming a new association (like BRICS), as many countries are showing interest in being part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. With ambitions to even become a new union (like European Union, but not limited only to Europe), the CPEC, co-created by Pakistan and China, has already attracted big international players such as Russia, the U.K. and France. The $51 billion project has been all over the news lately, not only because it’s a game-changer for China, Pakistan and Asia as a whole, but also because there’s a theory that India could start a military conflict over...
  • Islamofascist Abdul Razak: still "searching" for motive - Obama's legacy

    11/28/2016 7:50:13 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 15 replies
    Is it just me? What does "searching for motives" mean? As if Islamist like this Abdul Razak didn't clarify himself well enough. An Ohio State University student posted a rant shortly before he plowed a car into a campus crowd and stabbed people with a butcher knife in an ambush that ended when a police officer shot him dead, a law enforcement official said. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a "boiling point," made a reference to "lone wolf attacks" and cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.Stop interfering with...
  • 'Black Panthers' Place Bomb At White School to 'Start Race War,' 'Kill Cops' -- Media Shrug

    11/28/2016 5:54:34 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 11/24/2016 | Chris Menahan
    A pair claiming to be Black Panthers placed an explosive device outside a majority white elementary school in Alabama and plotted to kill responding cops to "start a race war," but CNN and others didn't feel this was newsworthy. From AL.com: A convicted felon who claims he wanted to shoot cops is behind bars in connection with the explosives device planted outside of a Trussville elementary school. Authorities today announced state charges against 35-year-old Zachary Edwards and 34-year-old Raphel Dilligard, both of eastern Birmingham. They are charged with possession of a hoax destructive device, rendering false alarm and making...
  • Democrats, Not Trump, Racialize Our Politics

    11/27/2016 4:31:41 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 27, 2016 | By Heather McDonald
    Democratic pundits are calling on their party to court working-class and non-coastal whites in the wake of this month’s electoral rout. But the Democratic Party is now dominated by identity politics, which defines whites, particularly heterosexual males, as oppressors of every other population in the U.S. Why should the targets of such thinking embrace an ideology that scorns them? The most absurd Democratic meme to emerge from the party’s ballot-box defeat is the claim that it is Donald Trump, rather than Democrats, who engages in “aggressive, racialized discourse,” in the words of a Los Angeles Times op-ed. By contrast, President...
  • Vanity - Obama, Clinton, Stein, continue destruction of Democrat Party!!!

    11/27/2016 4:14:19 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 49 replies
    From the very day that DJT & wife, Melenia came down that famed escalator in Trump Tower, and, declared his run for POTUS...I have been right on the money, calling the 90% of the shots, correctly, of the 2016 POTUS campaign, from A-Z!!! I now make this prediction, in the same fashion that I notified the media, pundits and Democrats, many times, that DJT would win the POTUS campaign in an electoral landslide!!! I will do my utmost best to keep it short and sweet, so that even "Democrats" will understand it. If Obama & his Democrat Party do not...
  • Greenfield: Being Thankful for the Left

    11/25/2016 2:57:59 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, November 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, November 24, 2016 Being Thankful for the Left Posted by Daniel Greenfield When we celebrate Thanksgiving, after being thankful for family and friends, for health and comfort, for food and shelter; we shouldn't forget to be thankful for the left. There is no light without darkness and without evil, the good often fails to find their own voice. It is in the presence of slavery that we remember the worth of freedom. Men and nations are forged in war; not only the war of shell and shot, but the war of ideas. War teaches us to fight for what...
  • The True Historical View on What Obama has Done to The World

    11/19/2016 1:39:31 AM PST · by Candor7 · 31 replies
    Candor7 ^ | 19th November 2016 | Candor7
    It has been widely published that Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Trump in New York, where the incoming president is working on setting up an administration after his surprise election victory last week "that has injected new uncertainty into old U.S. alliances." The spin now is that Trump himself has interjected uncertainties, the left attempting to whistle past its own graveyard of hastily buried corpses. We need to understand exactly what is happening. This is big picture stuff. Very Important It was Obama who introduced uncertainty into our traditional alliances, including Japan, not Trump. In particular all of...
  • Obama Attempts to Distort His Legacy

    11/26/2016 5:28:28 AM PST · by detective · 46 replies
    AIM ^ | November 24, 2016 | Roger Aronoff
    The election of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on November 8 was not only a rejection of Hillary Clinton, based on her trustworthiness and her legal and ethical problems, it was also clearly a repudiation of Democratic policymaking, with Trump promising to eliminate or revise a number of Barack Obama’s signature achievements. But, speaking to the press in his first press conference after the election, President Obama maintained that he is leaving the White House and America in as good a shape as possible. “As I told my staff, we should be very proud that their work has already ensured...
  • 11 Ways Obama Absolutely Destroyed the Democratic Party

    11/25/2016 9:38:36 PM PST · by 198ml · 13 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/25/16 | Jen Kuznicki
    Analysts argue that Trump won because Hillary didn’t win like Obama did, or something like that. Obama argues that he was a better campaigner than Hillary was. But across the nation, it was clear that many former Democratic voters backed Trump in key areas. Hillary Clinton has been controversial since college, and nominating her certainly did the Democrats no good. Looking back, you can see that she didn’t promote outlandish things while on the stump. She sounded like an old-time Democrat, a God-fearing white pantsuit-wearing smiler of smilers. It’s just, well, America wasn’t fooled.
  • Trump Has Options for Undoing Obama’s Climate Legacy

    11/25/2016 6:09:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | HENRY FOUNTAIN and ERICA GOODE
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has vowed to dismantle many of the signature policies put in place by the Obama administration to fight the effects of climate change. During the campaign, he threatened, among other things, to kill the Clean Power Plan, a set of rules to reduce emissions from power plants. He has also taken aim at new regulations to limit methane leaks from wells and pipelines. And members of his transition team have suggested that he may reduce or eliminate basic climate research at NASA or other agencies. If he follows through, most of these moves will be opposed...
  • First U.S. service member killed in Syria fighting the Islamic State

    11/24/2016 10:56:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    WashPost ^ | 11-24-2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    A U.S. service member was killed by an improvised explosive device in northern Syria on Thursday, the Pentagon announced in a statement. The service member was killed near Ayn Issa, a town roughly 35 miles northwest of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa. The death marks the first time a U.S. service member has been killed in the country since a contingent of Special Operations forces were deployed there in October 2015 to go after the extremist group.
  • Obama to NYT Reporter: My Administration Hasn't Had the 'Kinds of Scandals' Others Have

    11/22/2016 6:01:55 PM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 22, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    At a Sunday press briefing in Lima, Peru, President Barack Obama concluded his response to a question referring to how President-Elect Trump might consider handling his extensive holdings during his presidency by saying that "I am extremely proud of the fact that over eight years we have not had the kinds of scandals that have plagued other administrations." Naturally, the establishment press, which is defending and covering for him to the bitter end, is barely reporting Obama's answer, which has to be near the top of any legitimate Howler Hall of Fame list. Among those failing to report the answer: Gardiner Harris...
  • Obama Suggests Meeting With Trump Wasn't All It Was Cracked Up To Be

    11/19/2016 8:22:37 AM PST · by Free America52 · 82 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 11/18/2016 | MATT SHUHAM
    President Barack Obama acknowledged in a New Yorker profile published online Thursday that his first meeting with Donald Trump may not have actually lived up to its sunny official description.
  • Trump may not be able to work in the Oval Office for over a year

    11/16/2016 11:30:17 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 92 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 17 | Chris Perez
    President Obama is apparently refusing to renovate the Oval Office — and has instead decided to pass the buck to Donald Trump, who may be forced to work somewhere else for a quarter of his term now as a result of the numerous security upgrades that will be going on inside the room. “My understanding is that for the first year of his time in office, President Trump will not have the Oval Office,” former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove told Fox News on Wednesday.
  • Obama’s legacy of losing: Democrats decimated in Congress, DNC in disarray

    11/15/2016 6:35:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Democrats always had the White House — until last week. As their majorities in Congress slipped away and they ceded the lead in governorships over the past six years, President Obama and his top lieutenants comforted themselves with the changing demographics that they said would make it impossible for a Republican to win the top job. Donald Trump punctured that belief in stunning fashion last week, sending Democratic voters scrambling to make sense of their losses and igniting a new battle for the party’s soul that promises to last for months.
  • San Antonio Cop murdered while sitting in his car writing ticket

    11/20/2016 12:24:35 PM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 48 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 11/20/16 | Michael Hayden
    A San Antonio police officer was shot and killed while writing a traffic ticket, according to Police Chief William McManus. The chief said that while the officer was writing a ticket, someone pulled up behind the squad car, stepped out of his vehicle and shot the officer twice, once in the head. The shooter then drove off. The officer who was killed was a 20-year-veteran of the force, according to McManus.
  • Top Senate Dem serves notice to GOP, Trump on priorities [Schumer]

    11/19/2016 5:07:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2016 7:01 PM EST | Erica Werner
    Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is threatening political payback if congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump try to undo President Barack Obama’s major legislative achievements. “They will rue the day” they repeal Obama’s health care law, Senate Democrats’ leader-in-waiting told The Associated Press in an interview in his office on Friday. “It’s a political nightmare for them. They’ll be like the dog that caught the bus.” Trump, after meeting with Obama, said he’d like to keep popular pieces of the six-year-old law, including the requirement to extend coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and the provision allowing young...
  • The High-water Mark of Progressivism

    11/19/2016 4:01:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2016 | Fay Voshell
    resident Obama seems to think he can jawbone his “legacy” into permanency, despite the recent election. He says the Iran nuclear deal will endure. The Paris agreement will last. Regulations cannot and will not be rolled back. ObamaCare will retain its chief provisions. But the political earthquake resulting in the election of Donald Trump is but an indicator of the tsunami of change that is about to happen. The truth of the matter is that the Obama administration saw the high-water mark of progressivism. Its overwhelming power has been broken. Attempts to persuade the renegade American public and its new...
  • Obama’s Never-Ending Lecture Tour

    11/18/2016 5:31:34 AM PST · by pabianice · 34 replies
    President Obama, who has done less for Europe than any American President since Calvin Coolidge, cannot stop telling Europeans what to do. As Obama sets out on his final European tour as President, with his political party back home in a state of near collapse, and with Putin inflicting yet another painful humiliation on the least successful American President in the history of the modern Middle East, nothing seems able to shake his serene confidence that he knows more than other people, sees farther than they do, and that other people are eager to gather up his pearls of insight......
  • Jesse Jackson: Obama should follow Ford's example - grant Hillary Clinton a pre-emptive pardon

    11/17/2016 6:08:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Sorry, Jesse. Wrong again. The “Reverend” Jesse Jackson is nothing if not pious and holy. He’s a veritable paragon of virtue, and we’re all supposed to pay close attention to his proclamations. So, he’s issued the following encyclical: “Secretary Clinton has not been legally accused, and either tried or convicted of anything. President Obama should follow President Ford’s example and offer a pre-emptive full pardon. It would be a monumental moral and political mistake to pursue the prosecution of Hillary Clinton.”
  • Army secretary: Obama's social changes are here to stay

    11/17/2016 11:36:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 166 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/17/16 | Jacqueline Klimas
    It'll be "very hard" for President-elect Trump to undo many of the social changes President Obama implemented in the military should he decide to do so, the Army secretary said on Thursday. Eric Fanning acknowledged that the path to social change over the course of history "has never been purely linear." "But I do think it's very hard to roll things back completely," Fanning said at the Defense One Summit in Washington. "Society is changing very quickly." He also said the decisions the military has already made will make it more difficult to kick people out of the service who...
  • Obama on anti-Trump protestors: 'I wouldn't advise them to be silent'

    11/17/2016 10:33:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    President Obama said Thursday in Berlin that he would not encourage Americans marching in protest of President-elect Trump's victory to stop their demonstrations. "I wouldn't advise them to be silent," Obama said of "people who feel strongly or are concerned" about Trump's campaign rhetoric.
  • Obama the regulation prostitute.

    11/17/2016 9:35:34 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 7 replies
    self ^ | 11/17/16 | self
    Repeal them all.
  • UN atomic agency chief urges Iran to honor nuclear deal

    11/17/2016 8:13:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2016 6:17 AM EST
    … Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency referred to last week’s IAEA finding that Iran overstepped limits on the amount of heavy water it is allowed to possess for the second time since the agreement’s implementation in January. Heavy water is a concern because it is used to cool reactors that can produce substantial amounts of plutonium. That, in turn, can be applied to making the fissile core of nuclear warheads. …
  • Arab Democracy's Failure Eludes So-Called Experts

    11/17/2016 7:17:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2016 | Andrew E. Harrod
    Given American policymakers' ignorance of Islam, "I am just worried about people like me running around with big theories trying to set foreign policy," stated famed intellectual historian Francis Fukuyama in Washington, D.C. His confession occurred at "Democracy in the Arab World: The Obama Legacy and Beyond," a recent conference that did little to alleviate the knowledge deficit among hackneyed Islamism apologists. Fukuyama's luncheon address at the downtown JW Marriot luxury hotel focused on the cultural factors that aided the development of modern societies. While China benefited from the appearance 2,300 years ago of the "first modern, relatively impersonal state,"...
  • Suck It Up, Buttercup; You DID Build This Fire

    11/17/2016 5:44:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-17-2016 | MOTUS
    Does anyone else find it curious that Jesse Jackson called for a presidential pardon of Hillary Clinton yesterday?Jesse, leading the “Free Hillary!” movementMumbling his way through a prepared statement at the University Michigan in Ann Arbor yesterday Jackson said: "President Ford said we don't need (Nixon) for trophy. We need to move on. President Nixon wasn't convicted of a crime. He didn't apply for a pardon. (Ford) did it because he thought it would be best for the country. Had she won the election on November 8th the comparison between President Ford pardoning President Nixon for his assumed crimes may...
  • Obama leaves Athens without a lasting message

    11/16/2016 7:32:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.16.2016 | Max Hofmann
    In his second term, the outgoing US president has grown fond of fundamental considerations. Now, at press conferences, his responses are long and philosophical. His speech in Athens, perhaps the last he will make as US president on European soil, fit the pattern perfectly. All in all, it was about democracy and his steadfast belief in the democratic political order. The problem is that its present form is doomed to failure, as some of its most important traits, achievements and outgrowths are now attacking their own foundations. Almost like a schoolteacher, Barack Obama explained to his audience why free press...
  • Report: Cities passing more laws making homelessness a crime

    11/15/2016 3:14:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 5:47 PM EST | Cathy Bussewitz and Colleen Slevin
    Cities across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public areas and panhandling, despite efforts by the federal government to discourage such laws amid a shortage in affordable housing, a new report said. Denver, which ordered about 150 homeless people living on sidewalks to clear out their belongings Tuesday, was among four cities criticized for policies criminalizing homelessness in a report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, an advocacy group aiming to prevent people from losing their homes. The other cities listed in its “hall of shame” are in Hawaii, Texas and...
  • How the Obama Years Stunted Millennial Growth (The origins of snowflakes)

    11/15/2016 2:23:58 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 15, 2016 | Ben Domenech
    If the rising generation of young progressives allow themselves to believe Donald Trump is just a bump in the road to inevitable Democratic success. . . they are in for even more rude awakenings in the future. ... the Millennial generation inspires a ridiculous degree of overgeneralization. It is possible for a generation of this size to include more entrepreneurs and more slackers, more libertarians, socialists, dedicated believers and more unchurched nones. It is also a generation split in two given the very different experiences within the cohort as it relates to social media. ... if you were born in...
  • Obama says most agree with his world view, despite voting Trump

    11/15/2016 8:37:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    WASHINGTON – President Obama argued Tuesday that most Americans “agreed with my world view” even though Donald Trump — whom he reviled during the campaign — won the presidency. “I think the policies we put forward were the right ones,” Obama told reporters in joint press conference in Athens with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. “The country is indisputably better off. Those folks who voted for the President-elect are better off than they were when I came into office for the most part. But we’ll see whether those facts affect people’s calculations in the next election.” Without addressing Hillary Clinton’s...
  • Chinese firms have 'big enthusiasm' to invest in Philippines

    11/15/2016 7:12:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 8:56 AM EST
    A Beijing trade official said Tuesday that Chinese companies have “very big” enthusiasm about investing in railways and airports and other major infrastructure projects in the Philippines, and his government will encourage them to build an industrial park. Wu Zhengping of China’s Ministry of Commerce said the two countries have agreed to hold a meeting of a joint trade and economic commission early next year and sign a six-year plan to boost trade and investment. …
  • A pen and a phone: How Trump will erase Obama’s foreign policy

    11/13/2016 8:37:37 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10 Nov, 2016 | Benny Avni
    ‘I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” was President Obama’s favored path to a foreign-policy legacy. Oops. President-elect Donald Trump may now use his own pen and phone to erase it. But it won’t be that easy. At first glance, the Paris agreement on climate change, the Cuba détente and the Iran nuclear deal seem easy to undo. Like many of Obama’s stabs at history-making, they were done unilaterally, without congressional advise and consent. But Obama’s pen didn’t quite write his ticket to immortality in disappearing ink. Take Iran. Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that...
  • Obama Lobbies Against Obliteration by Trump

    11/12/2016 9:38:54 PM PST · by aquila48 · 112 replies
    NYTimes ^ | NOV. 12, 2016 | Maureen Dowd
    YOU know how desperate President Obama is — as he contemplates all his accomplishments going down the drain at the hands of a man he has total contempt for — when he is willing to do something so against his nature. He tried to persuade Donald Trump. We saw that unicorn glimpsed only fleetingly in the last eight years: the cajoling Barack Obama. The president flattered the president-elect by letting Trump rack up the ego arithmetic. “This was a meeting that was going to last for maybe 10 or 15 minutes and we were just going to get to know...
  • Trump could easily erase much of Obama's foreign policy legacy

    11/11/2016 7:59:08 AM PST · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11 Nov 2016 | Yeganeh Torbati and Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy rests in part on a foundation of unilateral actions that his successor Donald Trump could reverse with the stroke of a pen. Due to take office on Jan. 20, Trump, the winner in Tuesday's election, campaigned at times to dismantle Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and to reimpose sanctions Obama eased on Cuba. Trump also disagreed with foreign policy decisions that included the way Obama has deployed troops abroad to combat Islamist militant groups. In his most notable foreign policy achievements, Obama, a Democrat, used executive authorities that offered a...
  • On last foreign tour, Obama must find a way to explain Trump

    11/12/2016 6:34:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 12, 2016 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be his grand valedictory tour. Now President Barack Obama must use his last major trip abroad to try to calm shocked world leaders about the outcome of the U.S. election, and what comes next when Donald Trump is president. Trump's unforeseen victory has triggered pangs of uncertainty at home and grave concerns around the world. Though Obama has urged unity and said the U.S. must root for Trump's success, his trip to Greece, Germany and Peru forces him to confront global concerns about the future of America's leadership.
  • Crime highest in 16 years, Obama legacy

    11/12/2016 3:51:01 AM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/10/16 | Paul Bedard
    The personal crime rate throughout America has hit a 16-year high, with nearly 30 percent of all households report being "victimized," according to a new survey "Americans' direct experience with crime is at a 16-year high, consistent with a gradual increase — from 22 percent in 2001 to 29 percent today — in the percentage saying that they or a household member was the victim of a robbery, vandalism or violent crime in the past year," Gallup reports. What's more, some 16 percent that they personally have been the victim of crime, most often theft.
  • Obama’s main legacy: the collapse of the Democratic Party

    11/11/2016 1:39:59 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    In the course of about six hours, what was supposed to be a Republican existential crisis turned into a Republican wave. What was supposed to be a victory of the coalition of the ascendant became a dispiriting rout of the coalition that didn’t show up. What was supposed to be the crowning political achievement of Barack Obama’s presidency set the predicate for the unraveling of his legacy. Since before he was elected president, Obama put down as a marker the transformational example of Ronald Reagan. That entailed moving the political center of gravity of the country in his direction; winning...
  • Obama’s main legacy: the collapse of the Democratic Party

    11/11/2016 11:08:09 AM PST · by Innovative · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 11, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    What was supposed to be the crowning political achievement of Barack Obama’s presidency set the predicate for the unraveling of his legacy. Obama is a once-in-a-generation political athlete who will always be remembered as the nation’s first African-American president. But a goodly portion of what he has labored for over two terms could now wash out with the political tide. His party has been devastated beneath him. It began in 2010, when Republicans took the House by winning 63 seats, the biggest pickup since 1948, and six seats in the Senate. In 2014, Republicans gained another 13 House seats and...
  • Are We Disillusioned Yet?

    11/11/2016 10:39:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/16 | Dave Merrick
    Violent rage and threat of Obama's legacy: "Baby, I'm DONE talkin'!" Historically it can be shown that when conservative America loses an election they douse the light, wake up the next morning, roll up their sleeves and return to work hoping for something better next time. And now we have seen that when 21st-century liberal America, the very deliberately engineered ‘legacy’ of the Obamas, loses an election, they throw a bloody tantrum which is fully intended to overpower both the rule and spirit of our laws. And as this filthy shame is going down, the Clintons and the Obamas (who...
  • Trump is already working to erase Obama’s legacy from history

    11/11/2016 9:51:00 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 58 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | November 10, 2016 6:44 PM | Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump was surprisingly gracious as he met President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Thursday but make no mistake: He is already working to erase major parts of Obama’s legacy from the history books. Trump will be able to change some of Obama’s policies with a quick stroke of the pen. Others will be much more difficult, requiring justification to pass legal hurdles or buy-in from lawmakers on Capitol Hill or foreign leaders. “He can make a big difference at the outset of his administration, but it will take him years and support from dubious...
  • Portland anti-Trump rioters attack pregnant woman with a baseball bat

    11/11/2016 6:57:03 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    Published on Nov 11, 2016 A woman trying to make her way to the hospital for an emergency was attacked by Anti-Trump rioters in what may be the most shocking case of liberal fascism yet during this contentious political season.
  • Man alleges assault by Trump protesters in St. Paul

    11/10/2016 4:22:00 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 11/10/16 | Tad Vezner
    Police are investigating a report of a man being assaulted by a group of people protesting President-elect Donald Trump in St. Paul on Wednesday night. Police were called to Regions Hospital about 10:30 p.m. after a man checked in with facial injuries. The 42-year-old man told police he had just gotten off the Green Line light rail’s Dale Street stop and was walking on the University Avenue sidewalk near Marion Avenue when he was approached by four people, whom he estimated to be in their late teens. The man said the four accused him of voting for Trump, and the...