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  • THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S MIDDLE EAST LEGACY-Russia becomes the “Strong Horse” in the region

    01/24/2017 5:21:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 24, 2017 | Joseph Puder
    By the time this article will be read, a new resident will occupy the White House.  Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.  For former President Barack Obama, the main effort in the years to come will be to secure his legacy.  In domestic affairs, Obamacare will remain the overriding achievement of the administration.  Whether the Republicans will replace it, alter it, or keep most of it in tact, remains to be seen.  What is clearly visible however, is the mess and mayhem that is today’s Middle East.  It is in the Middle East that the...
  • New study: Trump to inherits $559B deficit, stable economy [says CBO]

    01/24/2017 7:33:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2017 10:16 AM EST | Andrew Taylor
    Congressional analysts Tuesday projected that President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy and a government that is on track to run a $559 billion budget deficit for the ongoing budget year. The new estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office say the economy will hold relatively steady, with economic growth rising slightly to 2.3 percent this year and unemployment averaging less than 5 percent for the duration of Trump’s term. Trump is promising higher growth as his administration curbs regulations, overhauls the tax code, and repeals the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama’s signature accomplishment. …
  • Trump To Sign Executive Orders Advancing Keystone, Dakota Pipelines

    01/24/2017 6:55:10 AM PST · by blam · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-24-2017 | Tyler Durden
    January 24, 2017 It is just day two of his presidency, and already Trump is taking a sledgehammer to the Obama legacy: in his latest move reported moments ago by Bloomberg, president Trump intends to sign two executive actions today "that would advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines", putting a spoke, so to say, in the train wheels of Warren Buffett's train-based oil transportation quasi-monopoly. Keystone was rejected under former President Barack Obama. Trump’s move on Energy Transfer Partners LP’s 1,172-mile Dakota Access project aims to end a standoff that has stalled the $3.8 billion project...
  • US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

    01/23/2017 2:10:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2017 4:41 PM EST | Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner
    Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday. The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of...
  • China, Philippines agree to cooperate on 30 projects worth $3.7 billion

    01/23/2017 9:17:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23, 2017 | Benjamin Kang Lim
    China has agreed to cooperate with the Philippines on 30 projects worth $3.7 billion focusing on poverty reduction, the two countries said after a meeting in Beijing on Monday. Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng announced the deals without giving details, saying it was an "initial batch" of projects that still needed to be finalised and paperwork still needed to be processed by the banks involved.
  • Obama wouldn’t leave office without freeing America’s most notorious cop-killer, would he?

    01/18/2017 10:31:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Nail-biter: Two days left. Maureen Faulkner's heart hasn't been completely shattered yet. Tick tick tick tick tick . . . He’s already stuck a knife in Israel’s back. He’s already turned his back on Cuban refugees. He’s in the process as we speak of burrowing his political lackeys into civil service protected jobs so Trump can’t get rid of them. He’s already perperatrated a shameless land-grab of millions of acres under the flimsy guise that the land is a “national monument.” Final Days Obama has been a dream for the left. He’s doing everything he would have done all along...
  • Reality star US ambassador bids final farewell to Denmark [Rufus Gifford]

    01/22/2017 8:59:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 20 January 2017 10:27 CET+01:00 | Justin Cremer
    In with one reality TV star and out with another. As former ‘The Apprentice’ star Donald Trump takes the oath as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, former ‘Jeg er ambassadřren fra Amerika’ star Rufus Gifford will board a plane and leave Denmark. What’s that? You’ve never heard of ‘Jeg er ambassadřren fra Amerika’ or Gifford? Well the Danes sure have. Gifford has been the US ambassador to Denmark since 2013 and was warmly embraced by the locals from the second he arrived in Copenhagen. Part of that is down to his movie star looks and his...
  • Tom Cotton, Joe Manchin praise Obama's 'dignity'

    01/19/2017 5:24:59 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | January 18,, 2017 | Eli Watkins,
    Washington (CNN)In the final days of President Barack Obama's second term, a couple of his critics took a moment to express some kind words. Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in separate interviews Wednesday that Obama brought "dignity" to the nation's highest office. Cotton, a junior senator and frequent critic of Obama's national security decisions, said: "President Obama has been a good role model for young men throughout our society, especially people like him who grew up without a father." "I think the kind of quiet dignity that he's brought to the private...
  • Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work

    01/22/2017 7:17:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2017 | Emma Brown
    One of the Obama administration’s signature efforts in education, which pumped billions of federal dollars into overhauling the nation’s worst schools, failed to produce meaningful results, according to a federal analysis. Test scores, graduation rates and college enrollment were no different in schools that received money through the School Improvement Grants program — the largest federal investment ever targeted to failing schools — than in schools that did not.
  • Obama's Legacy: 5 Failures The Media Won't Tell You About

    01/22/2017 5:54:00 AM PST · by RPMack · 10 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/20/2017 | Matt Margolis
    Even though Obama’s presidency comes to an end Friday, The Great Revision has long been underway. Obama and the mainstream media have been spreading falsehoods and fantasies about his record. Last year, I co-wrote and published a comprehensive takedown of Obama’s presidency so that America wouldn’t be so easily fooled. Here are five failures that stand in stark contrast to the fictions Obama has been spreading about his legacy:1. Job growth was actually badObama fancies himself a great president for the economy, citing “record job growth” and a low unemployment rate as proof. What he won’t tell you is that...
  • Obama Was First President to Spend More on Welfare Than Defense

    01/21/2017 9:12:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2017 | 2:52 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Barack Obama was the first president of the United States to spend more on “means-tested entitlements”—AKA welfare—than on national defense, according to data published by his own Office of Management and Budget. Historical tables that the OMB posted on the Obama White House website, include annual totals for both “national defense” spending and “means-tested entitlement” spending going back to fiscal 1962—which is three years before President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating the Medicaid program, a means-tested entitlement that together with the Children’s Health Insurance Program enrolled 74,407,191 beneficiaries as of November 2016. In every year from fiscal 1962 through fiscal...
  • Obama’s betrayal of the Cuban people

    01/18/2017 11:01:43 AM PST · by TBP · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2017 | Antonio Benedi
    I couldn’t have imagined that President Obama could do any more harm to the Cuban people before he left office, but I was wrong. With only a week left in his presidency he announced that the long-standing policy of accepting Cubans that flee the Communist island of Cuba by sea — the policy known as “wet feet, dry feet” — would change. That policy has been in place since President Clinton declared it so after the horrific debacle of the Clinton administration’s handling of 9-year-old Elian Gonzalez. After the forced deportation of Elian Gonzalez by armed U.S. federal agents under...
  • Departing CIA chief John Brennan wants his legacy to be the work he did for LGBTQ community

    01/18/2017 6:51:35 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 87 replies
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: When Sen. Kamala Harris grilled President Elect Donald Trump’s pick for CIA Director Mike Pompeo last week, she demanded to know his personal views on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement. Never mind, the growing jihadist threat, how the agency missed Russia’s invasion of Crimea, the potential of a nuclear-enabled North Korea, and the growing expansion of China in the South China Sea. Altogether, it was a bizarre exchange. But apparently, she was onto something. In a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal, departing CIA Director John Brennan said he wants his legacy to be the work...
  • Obama's Legacy

    01/17/2017 7:44:43 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 33 replies
    January 16, 2017 | self
    This list was sent to me. I thought the list and the timing were such I had to share with my fellow FReepers: 1. First President to be photographed smoking a joint. 2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. 3. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. 4. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States. 5. First President to violate the War Powers Act. 6. First President to be held in contempt of...
  • Obama scores the worst legislative record in history

    01/17/2017 5:49:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama oversaw the deepest legislative malaise in modern political history, according to the Washington Times Legislative Index, which captures his struggles to find ways to work with a Congress that ranged from lukewarm to openly hostile toward him. Over the course of his eight years, he has signed just 1,227 bills into law — less, even, than one-term Presidents Carter and George H.W. Bush. Digging deeper into the numbers, Congress spent less time in session, handled less business on the chamber floors and generally sputtered for much of Mr. Obama’s tenure, according to The Times’ index. Blame for the...
  • The Seven Most Undercovered Obama Scandals

    01/17/2017 10:23:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    News Busters ^ | 01/17/2017 | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn-in yet but the liberal media has obsessed almost over every Trump tweet and controversy. Conversely, Barack Obama’s administration has been full of scandals and gaffes but liberal reporters have insisted that his record is clean as a whistle.  Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, after Obama’s January 10 farewell speech gushed: “He’s been scandal free, frankly, in the White House. We haven’t had that what for a while.” Time magazine’s Joe Klein, back in December declared there has been “absolutely no hint of scandal” during his eight years. And in 2013 reporters...
  • Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba

    01/17/2017 3:15:42 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2017 | By Dave Boyer
    The Obama administration signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba Monday that doesn’t call for the return of U.S. fugitives, including former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who is wanted for killing a New Jersey police officer. The pact was signed by Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the de facto U.S. ambassador in Havana, and the Cuban Interior minister Julio César Gandarilla. It covers a broad range of law-enforcement topics, such as counternarcotics operations. Also present at the signing was White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who played a key role in forging Mr. Obama’s policy of restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba in...
  • It’s time to face facts: Obama’s presidency was a failure

    01/15/2017 2:49:03 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14, 2017 | 2:06pm | Kyle Smith
    The closing arguments for the Obama years are arriving, and they aren’t helping the outgoing president. A case in point is a new book published this week, one that acknowledges “Obama’s supporters have experienced [his presidency] as a continuous disappointment.” Those supporters, and others, must have noticed that “for most of Obama’s term, wage gains were largely confined to the rich.” Or that “The administration’s planning in Libya clearly failed” or “It is certain that the actual outcome [of Obama’s Syria policy] was disastrous.” Even many of President Obama’s proudest achievements look about as enduring as April snow: “If there...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans think race relations are getting worse

    01/15/2017 10:06:18 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/16/17 | Krissah Thompson and Scott Clement
    Pessimism about race relations in America is higher than it has been in nearly a generation, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. In the aftermath of the mass shooting of police officers in Dallas and the high-profile police shooting deaths of two black men, in Baton Rouge and suburban St. Paul, Minn., more than 6 in 10 adults say race relations are generally bad, and a majority say they are getting worse. {..snip..}
  • Atheism Became Way More Popular During The Obama Era

    01/13/2017 1:23:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/13/2017 | Peter Hasson
    The number of Americans who don’t ascribe to any religion grew significantly during Obama’s eight years in office, according to a recent Pew Research report on how the country changed during the Obama era.U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stands with Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony for the pope at the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst “When it comes to the nation’s religious identity, the biggest trend during Obama’s presidency is the rise of those who claim no religion at all. Those who self-identify as atheists or agnostics, as well as those who say their religion...
  • The Internet wants to give Chelsea Manning a hug

    01/15/2017 3:35:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Evan Greer, internationally touring queer singer/songwriter, parent, and activist
    Chelsea Manning saw injustice and stood up for what’s right. Now, she’s serving a 35 year sentence in an all-male military prison. She’s been systematically abused by the U.S. government, held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, and has attempted suicide twice during her 7 years behind bars. But now there’s hope. NBC reports that she is on President Obama’s “short list” for commutation. The news has sparked a groundswell of support for Chelsea online. Hundreds of thousands of people have already taken action to support her, but now the message is simpler than ever. But now...
  • Obama Reflects on 2016: I Wasn’t Able to ‘Transfer My Personal Popularity’ to Democrats

    01/14/2017 6:03:29 PM PST · by ColdOne · 61 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 1/14/17 | Josh Feldman
    During last night’s NBC Dateline special on President Obama‘s legacy, the outgoing Commander-in-Chief reflected on 2016 and the “surprise” he felt at Donald Trump‘s win. He told Lester Holt that he thinks he and his team are pretty good at seeing things coming––but not Trump’s victory. Part of that, Obama said, is due to the fact that the polling was so off. He admitted there was a lot of disappointment at Hillary Clinton‘s loss, as well as the broader loss for the Democratic party. Obama conceded, “I had trouble transferring my personal popularity or support to the broader cause of...
  • For the first time ever, there will be a black Lady Liberty on a coin

    01/13/2017 10:49:33 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 140 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 1/12/17 | AJ Willingham
    A new commemorative coin from the U.S. Mint and Treasury features a fresh depiction of Lady Liberty. With a crown of stars in her hair and a toga-like dress, she's as patriotic as ever. She's also, for the first time on an officially minted coin, portrayed as a black woman. The United States Mint unveiled the 24k gold coin in commemoration of their 225th anniversary. Gaze upon her beauty in full:
  • Obama's Real, Scandalous Legacy

    01/12/2017 8:58:45 AM PST · by PingPongChampion · 8 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | January 12th, 2017 | R. Rados
    All this talk of fake news has everyone in a tizzy. I'm personally glad that we've finally put media bias and unsubstantiated news into the spotlight. Organizations like CNN and CBC have been publishing lopsided and unsubstantiated news stories for decades, so I'm glad we've finally noticed. As an example, a CBC segment from last week made the erroneous claim that Barack Obama ran a scandal-free administration. CNN and MSNBC have made similar claims, so we can't just single out CBC, but we should definitely hold them to a higher standard. As Barack Obama puts his obnoxious and self righteous...
  • BY THE NUMBERS: 0bama's Legacy of Failure

    01/12/2017 6:26:11 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies
    the Sean Hannity show ^ | 1-4-2017 | Hannity Staff
    As President Obama makes preparations to exit The White House, he leaves in his wake a legacy of debt, a broken healthcare system, and a regulatory burden that has crippled American business. Despite the obvious mess he's made as president, he continues to defend his actions. However, the numbers don't lie. Here's Obama's legacy of failure, by the numbers (h/t RNC): $19.9 Trillion: The Staggering Mountain Of Debt Obama Will Leave Behind On January 20, 2017. (“Daily History Of The Debt,” U.S. Department Of Treasury, Accessed 12/23/16) $9.2 Trillion: The Increase In The National Debt Since Obama Took Office. (“Daily...
  • Islamic State Starts 2017 with Video of Toddler Executing Prisoner on Playground

    01/12/2017 6:35:25 AM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | John Hayward
    The Islamic State is back with another child-soldier video that is even more depraved than the last “Cubs of the Caliphate” release. This time around, the terror state gives us a small child blowing a chained prisoner’s head off in an abandoned amusement park. The most horrifying sequence in the new video shows a much younger boy — ARA News says he is 4 years old — approaching a prisoner chained to the wall of a dusty old ball pit. The little boy is handed a gun, and he proceeds to pump five rounds into the victim while shrieking, “Allahu...
  • Obama: I'm The Father Of The Tea Party

    01/12/2017 4:18:31 AM PST · by pissant · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01.11.17 | Matt Vespa
    Well, here’s a new declaration from outgoing President Obama. He’s declared himself to be the “father of the Tea Party.” In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, the anchor (and former Clinton operative) asked the president what sentence would describe him. Stephanopoulos cited the quote by the late Congresswoman Clare Booth Luce, who said “the greater the man, the easier it is to describe him in a single sentence.” Luce uttered this in 1962 when asked by then-President Kennedy what was on her mind. The 44th president said of himself, “President Obama believed deeply in this democracy and the...
  • Brother of San Bernardino shooter guilty in immigration case

    01/11/2017 12:04:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 7:41 PM EST
    The brother of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack pleaded guilty Tuesday in an immigration fraud case stemming from the probe into the killings. Syed Raheel Farook entered the plea in federal court in Riverside to one count of conspiracy to commit immigration fraud, the U.S. attorney’s office said. […] Syed Raheel Farook, his wife and Russian sister-in-law were accused last year of conspiring to arrange a fraudulent marriage between the sister-in-law and Enrique Marquez Jr., who is charged with plotting with Syed Rizwan Farook to carry out earlier attacks and with supplying guns used in...
  • North Dakota rejects changes to reflect gay marriage ruling

    01/10/2017 7:19:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 9:54 PM EST | James MacPherson
    North Dakota’s Republican-led Senate rejected a measure Tuesday that would have changed state law to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry. The bill failed 15-31. It would have changed dozens of references, such as “husband and wife,” to gender-neutral terms. North Dakota law lists “one man, one woman” or “husband and wife” for everything from marriages and divorces to fishing licenses. The measure got a hearing last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which voted 4-2 to recommend against passage. …
  • White teacher is suspended for calling black suspects in Facebook Live torture video 'Obama's....

    01/10/2017 4:04:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 10, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: White teacher is suspended for calling black suspects in Facebook Live torture video 'Obama's children' and railing against Muslims on Twitter A high school teacher from West Virginia has been suspended with pay over a litany of racially charged and anti-Muslim tweets, including some posts targeting President Barack Obama. Mary Durstein, a social studies teacher at Huntington High School, was asked to leave the campus on Monday after district officials in Cabell County were made aware of her vitriolic social media posts and comments dating back to at least 2015. Posting under the user name 'pigpen63,' Durstein recently...
  • Valerie Jarrett exit interview: Republicans refused to do ‘What’s Good for the Country’

    01/09/2017 6:20:08 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You might think that the Obama administration would be gracious on its way out the door. Fuggedaboutit. Valerie Jarrett—asked by Greta Van Susteren during her inaugural MSNBC show this evening—what was her biggest surprise during her eight years in the White House, gave a nasty, partisan response. Said the senior adviser to President Obama: “what surprised me was the willingness of the Republicans in congress to put their short-term political interests ahead of what’s good for the country . . . I thought they would come to the table and really try to work with us to focus on what...
  • Iran: U.S. Surrendered More Than $10 Billion in Gold, Cash, Assets

    01/09/2017 2:07:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/9/17 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has paid Iran more than $10 billion in gold, cash, and other assets since 2013, according to Iranian officials, who disclosed that the White House has been intentionally deflating the total amount paid to the Islamic Republic. Senior Iranian officials late last week confirmed reports that the total amount of money paid to Iran over the past four years is in excess of $10 billion, a figure that runs counter to official estimates provided by the White House. The latest disclosure by Iran, which comports with previous claims about the Obama administration obfuscating details about its cash...
  • White House Addresses Obama's Record Democratic Losses

    01/08/2017 2:48:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 1/7/17 | John Gizzi
    Despite a record loss of offices for the Democratic Party during his eight-year presidency, Barack Obama believes that the problem is not the party’s values or policy prescriptions but the inability to “make the argument.” That’s what his top spokesman told Newsmax Friday in response to our question about the numerous news stories pointing out that Democrats lost 1,030 offices — U.S. Senate and House seats, governorships, and state legislative offices — during the Obama presidency. Noting that several reports conclude that this is the largest loss of offices for a party while it held the White House in modern...
  • At home and abroad, Obama’s trail of disasters

    01/09/2017 6:07:27 AM PST · by Makana · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 8, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    AS HE PREPARES to move out of the White House, Barack Obama is understandably focused on his legacy and reputation. The president will deliver a farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday; he told his supporters in an e-mail that the speech would “celebrate the ways you’ve changed this country for the better these past eight years,” and previewed his closing argument in a series of tweets hailing “the remarkable progress” for which he hopes to be remembered. In 2010, two years after electing him president, voters trounced Obama’s party, handing Democrats the biggest midterm losses in 72 years. Obama was...
  • Mollie Hemingway: Obama Is Absolutely Delusional About What His Legacy Is

    01/06/2017 7:33:39 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    RCP video ^ | 1-5-2017 | Ian Schwartz
    MOLLIE HEMINGWAY, THE FEDERALIST: Obama is absolutely delusional about what his own legacy is. His legacy can be summed up in three words, which is President Donald Trump. Americans did not vote for Donald Trump because they thought Obama's presidency was a success. They voted for him because they thought it has been a tremendous failure. .......
  • Obama’s Legacy of Incompetence, and a New Hope Arising

    01/08/2017 10:48:52 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 10 replies
    HAARETZ: ^ | December 29, 2016 | Michael Laitman
    Following Obama’s eight years from hell, his would be successor, Hillary Clinton, didn’t stand a chanceOn December 26, Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece titled “Obama’s Fitting Finish” lambasting not only Obama’s final weeks in office, but his entire presidency. According to Stephens, in just eight years, Obama has entangled the US military in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Pakistan, dissolved the US alliances with Egypt and Turkey, empowered Iran, reignited the Cold War with Russia, sent millions of Muslim migrants into the heart of Europe, and shredded the US alliance with Israel. During his term,...
  • Obama leaves with the world in flames

    01/09/2017 12:09:36 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 8, 2017 | George F. Will
    When Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S Street, where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson’s embittering foreign-policy failure was the Senate’s rejection of the US participation in the embodiment of Wilsonian aspirations, the League of Nations. Obama leaves office serene because “almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago.” Two seemingly unimpressed nations are Russia, which is dismembering a European nation (Ukraine), and China, which is shredding...
  • Chicago's Bloody Mess

    01/08/2017 10:14:51 PM PST · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | January 07, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Chicago is a bloody mess. Last year, Chicago had 762 homicides — more than New York and Los Angeles combined. This represents an astounding 57 percent increase from the 2015 murder rate. On Sunday night, CBS’s 60 Minutes rightfully expressed concern about the fall in stops and arrests by police over the last year. Criminals have seemingly become emboldened as a result of the decrease in arrests. The 60 Minutes piece quotes Garry McCarthy — Chicago’s Police Superintendent up until a year ago — as saying that “officers are under attack, that is how they feel.” This isn’t a new...
  • LGBT activists view Obama as staunch champion of their cause

    01/07/2017 10:02:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2017 1:17 PM EST | David Crary
    It was a new look for the White House, bathed in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage nationwide. President Barack Obama, who was inside, felt the glow on that June night in 2015. “To see people gathered in the evening outside on a beautiful summer night, and to feel whole and to feel accepted, and to feel that they had a right to love — that was pretty cool,” he said a few days later. “Pretty cool.” That might be a fair description of how Obama himself is viewed by legions of lesbian, gay, bisexual...
  • The Chicago Kidnappers;How They Lost Their Soul

    These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16-20)In a world where it is increasingly difficult to truly be shocked by displays of depravity, we have to hand it to the four young African Americans in Chicago, they have pulled it off. I have to say, I am truly stunned by what they have...
  • The Chicago Hate Crime is Real Legacy of Barack Obama

    01/07/2017 1:33:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    After eight long years, thankfully, the second term of President Barack Obama is finally coming to an end. On his way, out of office, the President has issued more executive orders, set aside 1.65 million additional acres for national monuments, released more prisoners and tried to find as many ways as possible to politically handcuff his successor. Along with his continual executive overreach, the President should be remembered for expanding the federal debt by almost $10 trillion, giving us a stimulus plan with no “shovel ready jobs” and forcing upon the American people the unworkable and disastrous Obamacare legislation that...
  • Fort Lauderdale Jihadi Esteban Santiago aka “AASHIQ HAMMAD”: “La ilaha ill Allah”, (trunc)

    01/07/2017 1:59:10 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 28 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | 7JAN2017 | Pamela Geller
    Estaban Sanitago’s aka Aashiq Hammad journey to Islam goes back at least 10 years. His MySpace page is eyeopening. More news the enemedia ignores, censors, scrubs – thanks to Charles Johnson over Got News. As for mental illness, that is now the default cover for Islam. It was “lone wolf” until the number of ‘lone wolves’ made the narrative ridiculous and absurd. Now Islam is a mental illness.
  • North Korea 'Very Far Along' In Developing New Ballistic Missile

    01/06/2017 3:13:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | 01/06/2017 | Geoff Brumfiel
    North Korea got 2017 off to a menacing start. In his New Year's address, supreme leader Kim Jong Un warned that the nation was in the "final stage" of preparations to test an intercontinental ballistic missile. A day later, President-elect Donald Trump said the North would never develop a nuclear weapon capable of striking the U.S. "It won't happen!" Trump tweeted. Bombast aside, independent arms control experts agree that North Korea is moving rapidly to develop an ICBM. And many suspect it will test a missile capable of reaching the continental U.S. later this year. "They are very far along...
  • Here’s why neo-Nazis are praising Ann Coulter’s ‘14’ tweet

    01/06/2017 5:19:14 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 43 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 1/6/17 | BY ELIZABETH ELIZALDE
    Here’s why neo-Nazis are praising Ann Coulter’s ‘14’ tweet Conservative host Ann Coulter tweeted out a simple number Thursday that had neo-Nazis praising her online. Coulter’s “14!” tweet is a popular white supremacist code, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
  • World-Renowned Texas Cancer Center Reducing Workforce by 1,000 (because of Obamacare)

    01/05/2017 10:57:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 5, 2017 | Lana Shadwick
    The world-renown MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced a workforce reduction by 1,000, the CEO of the center said on Thursday. The cancer hospital has had $110 million in operating losses from September through November this year, reported the Houston Chronicle. [Snip] The local publication reported that the financial problems began in the spring when the hospital implemented a new electronic medical-record system. Doctors and staff members at the center spent a great deal of time getting up to speed in using the program and that took time away from their patients.
  • Obama's flurry of last-minute moves questioned (Original title)

    01/05/2017 2:39:14 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | Matt Bai
    I love a good real estate analogy, so naturally I had to admire the way Erick Erickson, the conservative blogger, recently described the last-minute flurry of actions emanating from the Obama White House. “Obama and John Kerry,” Erickson tweeted, “are like tenants who trash a place as they are being evicted.” Except, in this case, the analogy is a few degrees off. The president isn’t really trashing anything. It’s more like he’s hurriedly adding the bold, modernist touches his landlord always resisted — repainting walls, recessing lights, tearing up carpets and restaining floors — in hopes that the guy who’s...
  • Pat Buchanan: Bitter Obama in ‘Despair,’ Leaving With ‘Let’s Wreck the Place’ Attitude

    01/05/2017 10:35:18 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/16 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” conservative political commentator and former staffer for Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan Pat Buchanan said President Barack Obama was acting with “bitterness” when today at a meeting on Capitol Hill he told Democrats to resist helping Republicans replace his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act. Buchanan said, “I think what you are seeing here — If that is an accurate report of what he said — Here is a guy who really feels he’s been rejected and repudiated. I’m astonished he’s letting it show like this. As a departing president I...
  • The ‘most transparent’ president in history issues record number of ‘midnight’ regulations

    01/05/2017 10:03:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2017 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama has issued 145 “midnight” regulations with a cost of more than $21 billion since the election of Donald Trump, the most by a lame-duck president in a generation, a study has found. The conservative American Action Forum said Thursday that Mr. Obama’s rules, issued from Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 of last year, include 31 “economically significant” regulations with a cost of at least $100 million each.
  • Kerry: US More ‘Secure, Respected, Engaged’ Since Obama Took Office

    01/05/2017 1:44:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/5/16 | Saagar Enjeti
    U.S. Secretary of State’s John Kerry’s closing memo to President Barack Obama painted a rosy picture of the U.S. role in the world since Obama took office in 2008. Kerry claimed Obama made the best of a bad situation, citing Obama’s inheritance of wars not his own in Iraq and Afghanistan, in addition to a grave economic crisis. Talking points seeking to validate Obama’s supposed success by blaming the past are a frequent and familiar direction for the Obama administration. “The United States is more secure, more respected, and more engaged in the world,” the glowing memo states, adding that,...
  • The problem with Obama’s last-minute moves

    01/05/2017 9:58:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/05/2017 | Matt Bai
    I love a good real estate analogy, so naturally I had to admire the way Erick Erickson, the conservative blogger, recently described the last-minute flurry of actions emanating from the Obama White House. “Obama and John Kerry,” Erickson tweeted, “are like tenants who trash a place as they are being evicted.” Except, in this case, the analogy is a few degrees off. The president isn’t really trashing anything. It’s more like he’s hurriedly adding the bold, modernist touches his landlord always resisted — repainting walls, recessing lights, tearing up carpets and restaining floors — in hopes that the guy who’s...