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  • President who opposed gay marriage three years ago turns White House into rainbow extravaganza

    06/28/2015 5:31:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Spiking the ball. It’s not Barack Obama’s style to win a victory with any sort of humility, you understand. That’s not in his makeup. And there’s really little point in mentioning that he was “opposed” to gay marriage as recently as 2012 when he announced his big evolution on the issue, because everyone knows he wasn’t really opposed at all. He pretended to be until he sensed correctly that the politics of the country were changing and it was OK to admit he was for it - which he had been all along. Anyway, if you’re a Christian who is...
  • White House lights up rainbow colors to celebrate SCOTUS ruling

    06/26/2015 5:47:38 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 144 replies
    The White House on Friday night is splashed with rainbow-colored lights to celebrate a Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage around the country. The light display capped a day of jubilation over the decision at the executive mansion.
  • Consumers In 'Grandfathered' Health Plans Can Face Higher Costs

    06/10/2015 4:40:25 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/10/2015 | MICHELLE ANDREWS
    Judy Naillon called her insurer several months ago to find out why she was being charged $35 every month for birth control pills. Her friends said they were getting their pills free under the federal health law. Why wasn't she getting the same deal? The insurance representative explained that was because the plan Naillon and her husband had through his job was "grandfathered" under the health law. In other words, unlike other health plans, Naillon's insurance policy, which existed before the health law was enacted, doesn't have to cover many preventive services, including contraception. Naillon would have to continue to...
  • Obama Goes Full Stalin: Tells Secret Court To Ignore Law He Signed 4 Hours Earlier

    06/09/2015 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Neidermeyer · 33 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 06/09/2015 | tyler durden
    Just when we thought the absurdity that marks every single day of Obama's reign could not possibly be surpassed, we learned that 4 hours (3 hours and 47 minutes to be precise) after the US president vowed to sign a new law banning bulk data collection by the NSA (named, for purely grotesque reasons, the "USA Freedom Act"), the Obama administration asked the secret Fisa surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months.
  • IRS: Mistakes Were Made

    04/13/2015 5:19:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/13/15 | staff
    Judicial Watch has just released a new batch of documents forced out of the IRS that show the Obama administration’s scandalous misuse of the IRS to target Tea Party and other conservatives goes far deeper than realized. Included in the new batch of documents is a February 2012 email from Lois Lerner, who was then head of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Branch, asking that a special program be set up to “put together some training points to help [IRS staffers] understand the potential pitfalls” of revealing too much information to Congress. Amid the hundreds of released pages, Judicial Watch also...
  • Vote Ted Cruz, Because Jesus

    04/03/2015 1:55:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | April 3, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    Here it is, the first television ad of the 2016 presidential campaign, courtesy of the first official presidential candidate, Ted Cruz. No beating around the bush here—we get a mention of Jesus in the very first sentence:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) "Were it not for the transformative love of Jesus Christ, I would have been raised by a single mom without my father in the house. God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation. Over and over again when we faced impossible odds, the American people rose to the challenge. This is our fight, and that is why I'm...
  • 'Most Transparent' White House Dumps FOIA Regulations for Itself

    03/17/2015 9:46:43 PM PDT · by Syncro · 43 replies
    usnews.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | 6:56 p.m. EDT | Steven Nelson
    'Most Transparent' White House Dumps FOIA Regulations for Itself Transparency advocates hammer Obama administration for change. President Barack Obama says he's running the most transparent administration in history, but transparency advocates aren't applauding. By Steven Nelson March 17, 2015 | 6:56 p.m. EDT The Obama administration announced Tuesday it will ditch regulations that subjected large portions of White House correspondence to public records requests, a decision derided by transparency advocates who wryly noted it was issued during a week celebrating open access to government.The notice exempting the White House's Office of Administration from the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act...
  • White House: Obama Was Aware Of Clinton’s Email Address

    03/09/2015 11:41:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 3/9/15 | Katherine Miller
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama exchanged email with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her time in office and therefore through her personal email account. “The president was referring specifically to the arrangement associated with Secretary Clinton’s email,” Earnest said. “Yes, the president was aware of her email address; he traded emails with her. That shouldn’t be a surprise, that the president of the United States is going to trade emails with the secretary of sta
  • FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules for Internet Providers

    02/28/2015 4:10:29 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Inc ^ | February 27, 2015 | Ann Flaherty
    The new rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission are a win for smaller Internet-based companies. Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission. The plan, which puts the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone and bans business practices that are "unjust or unreasonable," represents the biggest regulatory shakeup to the industry in almost two decades. The goal is to prevent providers from slowing or blocking web traffic,...
  • There’s already a conspiracy theory brewing over net neutrality (FCC wants to regulate )

    02/27/2015 6:00:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 79 replies
    washington Post ^ | February 27 at 6:30 AM | By Brian Fung
    <p>Why won't they release the rules?!?!</p> <p>It's been less than 24 hours since the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve strict new regulations on Internet providers, but that's the leading question coming from its critics.</p> <p>Conservatives are demanding that the FCC release a full copy of the regulations that it's planning to impose on companies such as Comcast and Verizon — and taking the agency's silence as evidence of a cover-up. Readers of an FCC blog post  have suspiciously mused that "these new regulations should have been published by now." It's much the same over on Twitter.</p>
  • Why couldn't Scott Walker agree that President Obama is a Christian?

    02/24/2015 2:35:52 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 99 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael McGough
    "....In Walker's defense, Tim Graham of the Media Research Center (“Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias”) offers this exegesis: “Walker, the son of a Protestant minister, hears the question very differently: asking if someone is a Christian is a very personal question, asking whether someone has committed themselves to Jesus in their heart. It’s like asking if he knows how often Obama prays. His reluctance to answer for someone he doesn’t know is not a ‘No.’ " Nice try, but the political context of the question was clear and it’s the one Milbank mentioned: the conviction that “Obama is a...
  • A Simple Way to Satisfy the Liberal Outlets Asking Republicans if They Think Obama is a Christian

    02/24/2015 11:30:46 AM PST · by 7thson · 39 replies
    In reading and hearing how the lib media is trying to trip up Governor Walker and other Republicans concerning Obama and his alleged love of country and whether or not he is a Christian, I thought of a simple solution. At least to Obama being a Christian. Just have someone, anyone, ask him if Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior. A simple enough question that I can answer - yes, Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. How do you think Obama would answer?
  • Obama: I didn’t lie about supporting gay ‘marriage,’ you just didn’t understand

    02/12/2015 5:12:44 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/11/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama is denying an account by a close adviser that he lied about his views on gay “marriage” to get elected president in 2008. In an interview yesterday, Obama said he didn't lie; it's just that he was misunderstood.However, Obama admitted he supported government-enforced recognition of homosexuality, and “it was frustrating to me” that he had to “square that with what were a whole bunch of religious sensitivities out there.”Obama's close campaign operative and senior adviser David Axelrod wrote that Obama always favored redefining marriage but lied about it in order...
  • P_resident Obama: If You Like Your God, Keep Him

    02/11/2015 9:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    “Confession is good for the soul,” said Mark Twain, “but it’s bad for the reputation.” Candidate Barack Obama in 2008 confessed to his top advisor, David Axelrod, “I’m just not very good at bull____ing.” Actually, he was very good at it. He told millions of Americans that he believed marriage was “a sacred union” between a man and a woman. He answered about marriage in Rick Warren’s question famed Civic Forum, going even further to say that “God is in the mix.” Four years later, he claimed he had evolved. We’ve all seen those Darwin fish with feet bumper devices....
  • Josh Earnest Doesn’t Dispute Charge That Obama Lied About Gay Marriage Stance in 2008

    02/10/2015 4:08:57 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 7 replies
    The Blaza ^ | 02/10/2015 | Fred Lucas
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama had an “evolution” on same-sex marriage, but at the same time said he wouldn’t “quibble” with former White House adviser David Axelrod’s overall book, part of which said Obama had lied about his stance on the issue during his first presidential campaign.“The firsthand account that he provides in the book is not one that I would disagree with or quibble with,” Earnest said. “He obviously is sharing his views as he remembers them. Sometimes his perspective is informed by his up-close, front-row seat to history.”
  • Obama Signs Executive Order

    12/06/2014 12:50:55 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 27 replies
    White House ^ | 12/6/14 | Barack Obama
    No, not that Executive Order - not the one he never signed about immigration. No, in this one he declares a day off for the Feds the day after Christmas. By his authority he orders all departments and agencies of the Federal Government closed the day after Christmas. For those wondering about the immigration Executive Order, it never happened. He signed two Presidential Memoranda that day, Nov. 21, in Las Vegas. Not an EO. You can read all his Memoranda at the White House Presidential Memoranda page. And all the Executive Orders are at the Executive Order page. These Memoranda...
  • HHS asks GOP: Keep us away from Gruber (Optics?)

    12/06/2014 1:08:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 5, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking lawmakers not to seat ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber next to Medicare's top official when the two testify on Capitol Hill next week. HHS Assistant Secretary for Legislation Jim Esquea wrote to the House Oversight Committee with the request, stating that government witnesses are "almost always afforded an opportunity" to sit alone or with other federal officials. “The accommodation of separate panels for government witnesses reflects important comity in congressional-executive relations,” Esquea wrote. “The relatively few exceptions to this practice reinforce the seriousness of this accommodation.” The Oversight panel, led by...
  • The 6 Biggest Whoppers In Gruber's ObamaCare Comic Book

    12/02/2014 5:10:27 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/1/2014 | IBD Staff
    Before ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber got famous for calling Americans stupid, he wrote an "ObamaCare for Dummies"-style comic book. The only dummies are those who believe its many fictions.
  • # Reality Sucks

    11/26/2014 4:36:02 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/26/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ever read the fine print?  Ever see the Christmas sale ads with a big honking asterisk at the end of the offer for a free 80" television*? The world is obsessed with optics, and rarely bothers to look beneath the skin on so many outright lies.  Here's a few images whose optics don't really match the story we're being fed.  You might say they are big asterisks by people who think we're stupid-a**.  But, you know, #realitysucks sometimes. I wonder if that book fits up his asterisk?  He certainly shoved it up ours. President Rouhani, we know you are negotiating in...
  • (Smirkin') Joe Biden VP Debate (10/11/12): Out of Afghanistan "in 2014 . Period."

    11/23/2014 10:00:37 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | October 11, 2012
    VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Martha, let's keep our eye on the ball. The reason I've been in and out of Afghanistan and Iraq 20 times — I've been up in the Kunar — I've been throughout that whole country, mostly in a helicopter and sometimes in a vehicle. The fact is we went there for one reason: to get those people who killed Americans, al-Qaida. We've decimated al-Qaida central. We have eliminated Osama bin Laden. That was our purpose. And in fact, in the meantime, what we said we would do, we would help train the Afghan military. It's their responsibility...
  • Obama Flashback: ‘I’ve Stolen Ideas’ From Jonathan Gruber ‘Liberally’

    11/17/2014 2:34:24 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/17/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    During a Brookings Institution panel in April 2006, then-Sen. Barack Obama claimed he had “stolen” ideas from a gang of liberal economists and academics, including the now-infamous Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber. “You have already drawn some of the brightest minds from academia and policy circles, many of them I have stolen ideas from liberally,” Obama said. “People ranging from Robert Gordon to Austan Goolsbee; Jon Gruber; my dear friend, Jim Wallis here, who can inform what are sometimes dry policy debates with a prophetic voice.” Despite Obama’s attempt to distance himself and his unpopular signature health care legislation from Gruber,...
  • Jonathan Gruber Tries To Hide His Remarks

    11/11/2014 6:13:37 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 43 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/11/2014 | Pauli
    The University of Pennsylvania which had originally posted this has now pulled down the video from their site. But this is an attempt on the part of Jonathan Gruber and company to pull their pants up after they got caught. I think it's comical that these people still believe they can say whatever they want in public, but then flip out if anyone quotes them. It also appears that the Snopes.com mafia has been called in to cast doubt upon the incident as conservatives have reported it. They call this claim a Mixture of true and false. Here's their lame...
  • Obamacare architect blasted for ‘deliberate deception’

    11/11/2014 11:49:29 AM PST · by jonatron · 54 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/11/2014 | Richard Weir
    “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO (Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. … So it’s written to do that,” Gruber said, suggesting “it would not have passed” if the law “made it explicit” that healthy people would “pay in” and the sick would get money. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber continued. “Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass. I wish...
  • Yes, the Republican Obamacare Strategy Will Kill People

    11/11/2014 6:12:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 10, 2014 | By Jonathan Chait
    There is a famous thought experiment called the trolley problem, and it goes like this: A runaway trolley is headed toward five people bound on the tracks. You are standing before the switch that could divert it onto another track, where it would kill only one person. Do you pull the switch? The trolley problem is the most flattering possible way to think about the conservative movement’s fanatical commitment to repealing Obamacare. If they pull the switch and repeal Obamacare, or if they persuade five Republican Supreme Court justices to cripple it, they will spare America from the evils of...
  • Obama and the definition of 'Islamic'

    11/04/2014 4:51:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-4-14 | Carolyln Glick
    Obama spoke with absolute certainty when he claimed that IS is not Islamic. In his speech on September 11 announcing that the US would commence limited operations against Islamic State, US President Barack Obama insisted, “ISIL, [i.e. Islamic State] is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.” To be sure, it is hard to see how any human faith can countenance IS’s actions. For the past several months, on a daily basis, new videos appear of IS fighters proudly, openly and wantonly committing crimes against humanity. This week...
  • Obama defines US as "Muslim Country"

    10/15/2014 10:25:10 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 91 replies
    Jerusalem online ^ | Oct 13, 2014, 11:00AM | Yoni Ariel | Oct 13, 2014, 11:00AM | Yoni Ariel
    A few days ago President Obama, in an interview he gave France's Canal+ TV Channel, said that the American people need to be better educated about Islam, since US could and should be regarded as a Muslim country. He said that the number of Muslims residing in the US makes it "one of the biggest Muslim nations". In reality the US has one of the smallest percentages of Muslims of any Western country. The number of Muslims in the US is approximately 4.5 million, 1.5% of the population, one of the smallest minorities in the US. Since there are approximately...
  • Obama’s war on Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve

    10/15/2014 10:00:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-15-2014 | Olivier Knox
    Two months after American bombs and missiles began pounding fighters of the so-called Islamic State, President Barack Obama’s undeclared war in Iraq and Syria finally has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve. The Wall Street Journal had reported on Oct. 3 that the name had been considered and rejected, with one unnamed military officer saying “it is just kind of bleh.” The long search for a name had sparked a flurry of jokes on Twitter, where one leading tongue-in-cheek suggestion was that it be called “Operation Hey Wasn’t That My Humvee” – a reference to U.S. airstrikes hitting Islamic State fighters...
  • How Obama Became the Gay-Rights President: The inside story of his political evolution

    10/13/2014 3:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 12, 2014 | Marc Solomon, National Campaign Director for Freedom to Marry
    When President Barack Obama launched his campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat in late 2002, his wife Michelle enlisted the help of a longtime friend, Kevin Thompson. Michelle had gotten to know Thompson back in the early 1990s, when she was still Michelle Robinson and the pair worked in the policy shop of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Over the years, the two had stayed close, working together again at the University of Chicago Hospitals and swapping home improvement ideas over meals. Obama, who was then a state senator, would be facing off in the Democratic primary against businessman Blair...
  • Obamacare Creator: Die At 75!

    09/18/2014 6:19:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 123 replies
    Breitbart, Big Government ^ | 9/18/14 | Ben Shapiro
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the masterminds behind Obamacare, has now explained that he wishes to die at age 75. In an article in The Atlantic, Emanuel writes, “Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.” He explains that his daughters disagree; so do his brothers and his friends. But, he says, “I am sure of my position…here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but
  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/09/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder. The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes...
  • Top U.S. health adviser wants end to partisan fighting over Obamacare

    09/08/2014 9:20:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 8, 2014 4:50pm EDT | David Morgan
    President Barack Obama’s top health adviser on Monday called for an end to partisan bickering over Obamacare, saying the public and businesses are sending a clear message to Washington that it is time to move on with implementing the law. “The Affordable Care Act is clearly working,” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell told a university audience in remarks that unveiled a new administration message about the successes of the healthcare reform law just as the midterm election campaign debate about its future intensifies. “What I’ve been hearing over and over … (is) enough already with the back...
  • Charlie Crist To Feds: Don’t Kick The Undocumented Off Obamacare Coverage

    08/15/2014 6:07:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Charlie Crist, the Democratic nominee in Florida’s governor race in November, says the Obama administration shouldn’t require proof of immigration status for Obamacare sign-ups. “We need to make this law work for the people depending on it, and the President should suspend this requirement so that no American citizen loses their health insurance due to a bureaucratic requirement,” Crist spokesman Brendan Gilfillan told Politico Thursday. Over 310,000 Obamacare customers have failed to provide proper documentation on their citizenship or immigration status to the Obama administration, after the federal government contacted them between five and seven times about discrepancies in the...
  • WATCH: Obama Repeatedly Takes The Credit For Ending War In Iraq, But Later Denies Responsibility

    08/11/2014 9:07:13 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Aug 11, 2014
    During his campaign address in 2012, Obama drew applause every time he announced “I promised to end the war in Iraq, and I did.” Yet, it seems he has changed his position and has chosen to re-write history.
  • Obama: Pulling All U.S. Troops Out of Iraq Was Not ‘My Decision' (it was Iraq's decision)

    08/09/2014 8:25:19 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 81 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - When he was running for re-election in 2012, President Barack Obama repeatedly took credit for ending the war in Iraq and bringing all U.S. troops home from that country. Today, at the White House, however, when talking about his decision to use military force against the al-Qaida-related ISIS terrorist group in Iraq, Obama said that removing all U.S. troops from Iraq was not “my decision.” “Under the previous administration, we had turned over the country to a sovereign, democratically elected Iraqi government,” Obama said. “In order for us to maintain troops in Iraq, we needed the invitation of...
  • New Report Won’t ‘Stand Down’ Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

    08/06/2014 12:47:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Jonathan Capehart
    On July 31, when all eyes were focused on the Ted Cruz-stoked chaos unfolding in the House chamber over the border bill, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee did something rather remarkable. It voted to declassify its Benghazi report. After two years of investigation, it found no evidence to buttress any of the conspiracy theories surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans. We didn’t get this news from committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). Nope. There was a story in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday. A press release...
  • Immigration reform advocates protest at Obama’s LGBT victory lap

    06/18/2014 2:43:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 18, 2014 | By Emma Margolin
    President Obama took a much-deserved victory lap on LGBT equality Tuesday night, declaring before an adoring crowd in New York City that his administration has “been able to do more to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans than any administration in history.” And he’s right. As President Obama prepared to celebrate his historic record on advancing LGBT equality, dozens of protesters gathered on the street to point out one major black mark. Under this administration, approximately two million undocumented immigrants – many, LGBT – have been deported to countries where their sexual orientation or gender identity...
  • Obama, Sebelius Blame ‘Right-Wing Media,’ ‘Billionaires’ For Obamacare Failures

    06/18/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 17, 2014 | by Sarah Hurtubise
    Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took aim at her “hostile” right-wing opponents Tuesday, in her first speech after resigning her top post. “We had right-wing media, leadership in Congress who was determined on the House side to stop this law at any cost, shadow political organizations, hostile governors, hostile legislators, all working to make sure you couldn’t do the job that was so important,” Sebelius gushed, only once mentioning “our well-known issues with the website” putting a damper on customers getting coverage. She wasn’t alone. President Obama pre-taped a message for the conference, taking the...
  • Obama digs in on Taliban-for-Bergdahl trade, vows ‘no apologies’

    06/05/2014 10:33:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-4-2014 | FoxNews.com
    President Obama, facing rising bipartisan criticism over his handling of the Taliban-for-Bergdahl prisoner swap, dug in his heels Thursday and declared he would make "absolutely no apologies" for bringing an American soldier home -- as his administration stepped up its defense of the controversial deal. The president fielded a question on the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl controversy during a press conference on Thursday in Brussels, Belgium, alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron. Amid signals that the administration plans to aggressively challenge critics of the deal, the president brushed off the pushback as business as usual in Washington. "I'm never surprised by...
  • AP: Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill him if agreement was leaked.

    06/05/2014 10:02:10 AM PDT · by sunmars · 245 replies
    AP
    Just Breaking on AP wires.......I have heard it all now.......lies lies and more lies.
  • Obama: Congress consulted on Bergdahl exchange

    06/03/2014 2:54:41 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 66 replies
    AP ^ | June 3, 2014 | JULIE PACE
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for an American soldier's freedom, saying his administration had consulted with Congress "for some time" about that possibility. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff left open the possibility of desertion charges against the soldier.
  • The Shifting Sands of Obama’s Bergdahl Defense

    06/04/2014 10:22:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    If America's newly free POW really was a deserter, the White House is in deep trouble.On Sunday, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said former American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl served with "honor and distinction" before he was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Two days later, the secretary of the Army said the branch will investigate whether Bergdahl deserted his fellow soldiers -- an allegation that if true would transform the public perception of the POW and drastically complicate the White House's attempts to defend its prisoner exchange, which involved the release of five Taliban operatives from Guantanamo Bay....
  • Bowe Bergdahl Too Fragile for Desertion Questions, Official Says (How Convenient)

    06/03/2014 2:38:09 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3 2014 | By MARTHA RADDATZ and LUIS MARTINEZ
    Newly freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not being asked about the circumstances of his “capture” by the Taliban, though a note he left at his base back in 2009 could help tell the story, a senior defense official told ABC News today. The official, who spoke about the sensitive details of Bergdahl’s case on the condition of anonymity, said that Bergdahl is not being interrogated at the American military medical facility in Germany, to which he was brought this weekend after being released from five-year captivity by the Taliban. The official said there are legitimate concerns about Bergdahl’s physical...
  • Obama warns of 'devastating' hurricanes from climate change

    06/01/2014 2:25:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/30/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    President Obama warned Friday that storms like Hurricane Sandy will become more frequent as climate change intensifies. While being briefed by emergency response officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters, Obama urged the public to prepare now for this year's hurricane season. "The changes we’re seeing in our climate means that, unfortunately, storms like Sandy could end up being more common and more devastating," Obama said. "And that’s why we’re also going to be doing more to deal with the dangers of carbon pollution that help to cause this climate change and global warming. And that’s why we’re...
  • Does Hagel and Obama (WH) believe that the Taliban aren't terrorists?

    06/01/2014 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies
    6/1/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    1.) If they believe that the Taliban aren't terrorists, then is this behind their reasoning that no negotiations took place with terrorists in the release of Bowe Bergdahl for 5 GITMO detainees? 2.) If they state that there was a third party involved (Qatar) and thus neither side (the WH or the Taliban) spoke directly with each other, then does that constitute their position that no negotiations took place with terrorists? The problem with #1 is that when the WH slammed Karzai over some of his statements concerning joining the Taliban, what could/can the WH say to Karzai now? Breitbart.com...
  • Obama in 2008: "No more waiting in line at the VA"

    05/30/2014 4:54:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    Excerpts from Obama Terre Haute campaign speech | April 12, 2008
    The U.S. senator from Illinois said as commander-in-chief he would “keep you safe. I will not hesitate to strike against those who would do us harm.” He said the U.S. military should also be treated properly “when they come home. No more homeless veterans, begging for disability payments, no more waiting in line at the VA [Veterans Administration]. “It also means using our military wisely. The war in Iraq was unwise. That is why I opposed it in 2002 and that is why I will bring it to an end in 2009. It is time to bring our troops home,”...
  • Any stories of Obama buyer's remorse?

    05/27/2014 11:31:09 PM PDT · by eekitsagreek · 33 replies
    Just wondering if anyone has stories of people with Obama buyer's remorse. I am not talking about those who are dedicated leftists, but those who are more of the moderate or independent minded voter who now regret having voted for him once or twice. In my case, I met a woman who was absolutely taken by the way Obama spoke so eloquently. She was sure this man would change things for the better. She really believed that a new era had begun. Now that she has seen what Obama has done, she has really regretted voting for him and is...
  • 'Delay in treatment' a factor in more than 100 deaths at VA centers

    05/18/2014 10:15:58 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 18, 2014 | Josh Sweigart
    As controversy swirls around the Veterans Administration over deaths caused by delayed care, an investigation by the Dayton Daily News found that the VA settled many cases that appear to be related to delays in treatment. A database of paid claims by the VA since 2001 includes 167 in which the words "delay in treatment" is used in the description. The VA paid out a total of $36.4 million to settle those claims, either voluntarily or as part of a court action. The VA has admitted that 23 people have died because of delayed care, and is facing accusations that...
  • Obama Lie That Was So Bad WAPO Said,‘On Just About Every Level,This Claim is Ridiculous

    05/09/2014 6:06:51 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 9, 2014 | Fred Lucas
    Original Title:The Obama Lie That Was So Bad the Washington Post Said, ‘On Just About Every Level, This Claim is Ridiculous’ President Barack Obama earned “four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post Fact Checker, the highest ranking for a political lie, for asserting that Republicans filibustered 500 pieces of legislation, an exaggeration of nearly five times the reality. Obama spoke at a fundraising event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Los Angeles Wednesday, and made the charge against Republican lawmakers. “Here’s what’s more disconcerting; their willingness to say no to everything — the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered...
  • Joe DeGenova: I'm delighted that Democrats don't want to participate

    05/05/2014 9:54:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-5-14 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova says he'll be happy if Democrats decide not to appoint members to the special select committee on Benghazi that Republicans plan to establish. "I'm delighted the Democrats don't want to participate. All they would do is obstruct," diGenova told WMAL talk radio in Washington, D.C. Monday morning. "The president is going to pay a price ultimately," he added. "It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow, but his performance and Leon Panetta's was shameful that night." DiGenova says on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks that killed four Americans,...
  • Wanted: Recording of Prep Call Before Susan Rice’s Post-Benghazi TV Interviews

    05/05/2014 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    May 5, 2014 11:24 AM Wanted: Recording of Prep Call Before Susan Rice’s Post-Benghazi TV Interviews By Deroy Murdock I like the way Jim Guirard thinks. The former Democratic U.S. Senate aide is a conservative who sees things not just “out of the box,” but “out of the District.” The long-time chief of staff to the late U.S. senator Russell Long (D., La.) offers imaginative suggestions for unraveling various scandals and controversies in the national debate. His intriguing ideas and writings are gathered at TrueSpeak.org. Guirard now is focused on a detail in the previously obstructed Benghazi e-mail that finally...