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  • NYT: Obama Willing to Pursue Solo Syria Strikes, Aides Say

    08/29/2013 3:30:04 PM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    WASHINGTON — President Obama is prepared to move ahead with a limited military strike on Syria, administration officials said on Thursday, even with a rejection of such action by Britain’s Parliament, an increasingly restive Congress, and lacking an endorsement from the United Nations Security Council. Although the officials cautioned that Mr. Obama had not made a final decision, all indications suggest that the strike could occur as soon as United Nations inspectors, who are investigating the Aug. 21 attack that killed hundreds of Syrians, leave the country. They are scheduled to depart Damascus, the capital, on Saturday. The White House...
  • Obama doesn't need Congress to intervene in Syria

    08/26/2013 5:01:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    AFP ^ | August 26, 2013
    US President Barack Obama has the authority to launch air strikes against Syria. But he has to notify lawmakers in Congress -- a process which has begun, according to both sides. "The administration is actively consulting with members of Congress, and we will continue to have these conversations in the days ahead," Kerry said Monday in a strongly-worded statement on Syria.
  • Doing Fine?

    06/11/2012 4:38:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Red State ^ | Friday, June 8th | Reince Priebus
    Obama can’t fix a problem he can’t see. No, you heard him right. At a press conference this morning, the President of the United States actually said, “The private sector is doing fine.” Mr. President, are you paying attention? Take off the rose-colored glasses. (Although, thanks to your fashion industry fundraising friends, I’m sure they’re very stylish rose-colored glasses.) The private sector is small businesses. It’s middle class families that run them. It’s entrepreneurs and start ups and job creators. And it’s not “doing fine.” Incomes are dropping, prices are rising, and the future is becoming more uncertain. Twenty-three million...
  • The Truth Is What We Say It Is

    05/28/2012 5:08:37 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    email | 5/27/2012 | Tom Durbin
    I have a hard time sifting through some of the news I find in the newspaper, some of the reports I hear on TV networks and cable, and much of what Congress and the Administration tells us on almost a daily basis. I find that what I hear and read doesn’t often seem plausible, that some of it is downright lies or misleading. Truth is like facts…stubborn stuff to ignore…therefore, to deceive, it has to be twisted or re-worded or hidden in order to put forth a message that the author wants to send. In this case, the authors are...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-28-11 (Obama's speech? It's bombing in DUmmieland!)

    03/28/2011 9:46:39 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 67 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 28, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    President Bush--sorry, President OBAMA has just finished his speech on the kinetic military action in Libya, and the early reviews are coming in. Obama's speech? It's bombing in DUmmieland! Too many are saying they've heard this speech before. Just substitute "Saddam" for "Qaddafi" and "Iraq" for "Libya," and Chimpy McBushitler could have given it. But of course there are some Obama/Democrat Party loyalists trying to spin this thing so as to placate the DUmmies. Chief among the apologists is, as you would expect, William Rivers Pitt, aka Will the Shill, loyal party hack, who is starting to tiptoe carefully...
  • BHO's Debt Commiss. More Spending, Debt, and Deception (who makes funeral arrangements for USA?)

    03/20/2010 7:14:40 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies · 297+ views
    The New American ^ | 3/19/2010 | William F. Jasper
    "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America ... there is established within the Executive Office of the President the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform." Thus begins the Executive Order signed by President Barack Obama on February 18, creating what is being called the Debt Commission. In his February 18 press conference announcing the new commission, President Obama stressed the need for such a body owing to the "severe fiscal crisis, brought on by years of bad habits in Washington." It is imperative, he insisted, that...
  • Architect of Betrayal?: White House Exposes Obama as Provocateur of Catholic Dissension

    03/20/2010 7:05:58 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies · 434+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 3/19/2010 | Peter J SMith and Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, DC — White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs revealed to reporters today that President Barack Obama actively promoted the Catholic Health Association's public break with the American Catholic bishops to support his health care legislation. Gibbs also suggested that the CHA and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious' (LCWR) break with the U.S. Bishops has provided legitimate political cover for pro-life Democrats to switch their votes from "no" to "yes." "I think over the past twenty four hours we have seen strong indications from those in the Catholic Church that support our belief that the legislation is about health...
  • Our president 'just wants to get away' (So Leave Already!)

    01/10/2010 10:27:15 AM PST · by IbJensen · 48 replies · 1,847+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1/10/2009 | J C Arenas
    Yesterday, Barack Obama was called to task by the Washington Post for his lack of availability to answer questions following the Christmas Day terrorist attack of Northwest Flight 253. While the president has read from a number of prepared statements regarding the incident over the past two weeks, he hasn't bothered to hold a forum in which the media could pose direct questions about it to him. The Post is rightfully dismayed and calls his cowardice towards the matter, "unfortunate". It is unfortunate and unfortunately, this isn't the first time the president has acted like he was on the set...
  • Obama's war plan 'fundamentally flawed'

    12/02/2009 8:43:21 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 697+ views
    One News Now ^ | December 2, 2009 | chadgroening
    A senior Army strategist says President Barack Obama plans to conduct nothing more than an "ink spot" strategy in the war in Afghanistan. Speaking last night to the nation from the U.S. Military Academy, President Barack Obama said the war in Afghanistan is not lost and officially announced that he will send another 30,000 U.S. troops to fight it. The first new U.S. forces will join the fight by Christmas, he said, adding that U.S. forces will begin coming home in July 2011. Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis (USA-Ret.) disagrees with the administration's plan, arguing that a counterinsurgency operation cannot be...
  • America still standing on Thanksgiving Holiday

    11/26/2009 9:46:01 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies · 424+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 26, 2009 | Jim McLeod
    As Americans sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, President Barack Obama and his band of malcontent hippy czars are out there fomenting for revolution. Progressives they are not, given that some of those same czars were fomenting for revolution back in the 60s when a kid named Barry was still in red diapers, having come into this world in 1961, in Country Unknown. The little people gathering together at dining room tables all over America will be talking about revolution too. And because theirs is a revolution to restore America rather than dismantle it, victory is as close as the cranberry...
  • Group wants Obama pick's resignation (Why not Obama's?)

    10/08/2009 12:48:55 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 1 replies · 433+ views
    One News Now ^ | 10/8/2009 | Pete Chagnon and Jody Brown
    A grassroots organization that is dedicated to preserving America's Judeo-Christian history and values is calling for the resignation of one of President Obama's appointees. Kevin Jennings is currently the head of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education, having been selected for that post by Barack Obama in May and taking office in early July. He is also the founder of the controversial and pro-homosexual Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), as well as author of several books on homosexual rights and education. Bishop E.W. Jackson, president and founder of Staying True to...
  • Obama has difficult choices (Really? Turn on the barf-o-meter)

    09/14/2009 7:59:09 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies · 513+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/14/2009 | FRIDA GHITIS
    EL AVIV -- It's official. Iran has delivered its response to Washington's open-minded, well-intentioned efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the nuclear crisis. Tehran's five-page letter amounts to a joke, a mockery of the West, a nose-thumbing at Barack Obama, the United States and the international community. This means that in the months to come, Obama will likely face the most difficult and dangerous decision of his presidency. Obama's famous outstretched hand, his legendary oratorical skills, his faith in humanity proved insufficient to persuade the now-embattled and even more radicalized rulers of the Islamic Republic to get serious about...
  • President Obama Must Not Surrender to Russia on Missile Defense (But he will!)

    09/08/2009 6:09:55 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 1 replies · 326+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 9/3/2009 | Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. and Sally McNamara
    Reports in the Polish media strongly suggest that the Obama Administration is about to abandon its plans for "third site" missile defense installations in Poland and the Czech Republic. Abandoning the third site would represent a huge turnaround in American strategic thinking on a global missile defense system and a massive betrayal of two key U.S. allies in Eastern and Central Europe. Such a move would also significantly weaken America's ability to combat the growing threat posed by Iran's ballistic missile program and would hand a major propaganda victory to Moscow. President Obama's Lukewarm Approach to Missile Defense Since taking...
  • Obama's upcoming school address illegal? (Everything O does is illegal)

    09/07/2009 6:25:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies · 1,257+ views
    One News Now ^ | 9/7/2009 | Pete Chagnon
    A Christian legal society is sending Barack Obama a message concerning his planned school address: "Mr. President, cease and desist." Liberty Counsel founder Matt Staver tells OneNewsNow that the Department of Education [DOE] is engaging in illegal activity in the dispersing of educational material that will accompany President Obama's address to school children. He says it does not matter what Obama talks about because according to U.S. Code 20, Section 3403, the Secretary of Education, or any officer, is forbidden to engage in "any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational...
  • Obama's Anti-Israel Collaborators

    05/21/2009 3:46:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 42 replies · 1,264+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | Joan Swirsky
    Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, has long and deep ties with the enemies of America and Israel. This is what Dick Morris, former advisor to President Bill Clinton, and his wife, Eileen McGann, wrote last year: “[Hillary’s] relationship with terrorists began in the mid-1980s when she served on the Board of the New World Foundation, which gave funds to the Palestine Liberation Organization [when] the PLO was officially recognized by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization. In 1996, the First Lady initiated an outreach program to bring Muslim leaders to the White House. But, as terrorism expert Steve Emerson...
  • Obama: Americans Must Find 'Common Ground'(For Burial Sites?)

    05/18/2009 4:53:49 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies · 835+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | Monday, May 18, 2009 | JOHN P. CONNOLLY
    President Focuses Notre Dame Speech On His Vision For Overcoming Religious Differences President Barack Obama is hooded as he receives an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Laws during commencement ceremonies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., yesterday. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press) President Barack Obama received a controversial honorary doctorate from the University of Notre Dame yesterday and delivered a commencement keynote address focused on religious differences and his vision for overcoming them. Mr. Obama acknowledged his appearance at the country’s foremost Catholic university had caused controversy over his stance on abortion, but he told of a story...
  • Communism Should Have Worse Name

    03/25/2009 6:42:47 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies · 649+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 3/25/2009 | Dennis Prager
    Why is it that when people want to describe particularly evil individuals or regimes, they use the terms “Nazi” or “Fascist” but almost never “Communist?” Given the amount the human suffering Communists have caused — 70 million killed in China, 20 to 30 million in the former Soviet Union and almost one-third of all Cambodians; the decimation of Tibetan and Chinese culture; totalitarian enslavement of North Koreans, Chinese, Vietnamese and Russians; a generation deprived of human rights in Cuba; and much more — why is “Communist” so much less a term of revulsion than “Nazi?” There are Mao Restaurants in...
  • The Trojan Horse Of Hope Crashes Into Guardrail Of Reality

    02/09/2009 6:03:28 AM PST · by IbJensen · 58 replies · 1,710+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | February 09, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg,
    Stimulus Shows Obama’s Inability To Deliver The stimulus bill has failed. Barack Obama has failed. The Trojan Horse of Hope and Change crashed into the guardrail of reality, revealing an army of ideologues and activists inside. Now, before I continue, let me say that Barack Obama will still be popular, he will still get things done and he will declare victory after signing a stimulus bill. But Mr. Obama’s moment is gone, and politics is about nothing if not moments. The stimulus bill was a bridge too far, an overplayed hand, 10 pounds of manure in a 5-pound bag. The...
  • Draining D.C. swamp no easy job for Obama

    02/08/2009 2:49:57 PM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies · 971+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Feb. 3, 2009 | LEONARD PITTS JR
    ``I screwed up.'' -- President Barack Obama, Wait a minute. He said that? There were cameras and microphones? Somebody caught it on tape? Presidents don't say that. Bill Clinton never said that. George W. Bush would have cut off his tongue with rusty gardening shears before he said that. But you're telling me Barack Obama actually said it? These are the words that came out of his mouth in a series of interviews with network news anchors? Oh, my stars and garters. Dylan was right. The times, they are a'changin'. As a reader told me the other day, ``I was...
  • Vive La Revolution:Obama Brings Spirit Of The French Revolution To America

    01/28/2009 7:47:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 25 replies · 974+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | January 28, 2009 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    Last week, before an audience of millions of Americans, the new president made a telling statement. Alluding to the American founders, President Barack Obama, in his Inaugural Address, stated: “The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.” This seemed to be a reference to the Declaration of Independence, or at least to the principles in that sacred...
  • Twist Of Fate: Obama Demonstrates How Businesses Should Operate

    01/25/2009 5:13:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies · 757+ views
    email: | January 22, 2009 | Max Kalehoff
    Why can't governments operate more like businesses? In a twist of fate, the White House now is demonstrating how businesses should operate. Including online. This was evidenced, perhaps more than anywhere else, at 12:01 p.m. during the Presidential inauguration, at Yes, the White House now has a blog! I subscribed to in my Google reader. Did you? Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House, explained: "Millions of Americans have powered President Obama's journey to the White House, many taking advantage of the internet to play a role in shaping our country's future. is just...
  • Bush & Obama: A Tale of Two Inaugurations

    01/24/2009 8:48:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 13 replies · 406+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | January 23, 2009 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    Watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama, I was impressed by the graciousness and civility by the two presidents at the platform during the transition. To tepid applause, Mr. Obama began his Inaugural Address by thanking George W. Bush for his service. As the camera panned to Mr. Bush, the 43rd president seemed non-responsive, sad. After the ceremony, the Obamas and Bushes slowly descended the Capitol steps together, almost arm in arm—two presidents and two first ladies, two couples, four Americans, four people. They chatted quietly, amicably. The Obamas escorted the Bushes to the helicopter. They hugged, shook hands, George...
  • The Fruit Of Our Nation's Sins

    01/24/2009 8:41:48 AM PST · by IbJensen · 1 replies · 125+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | January 23, 2009 | James G. Wiles
    This week brought home the terrible price our nation is paying for we Republicans’ tolerating greedheads in our own party’s leadership. First, we have the rather obvious lack of, shall we say, virtue in President Barack Obama’s top three Cabinet picks. There was Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, being confirmed as Secretary of State. When she was first lady, she was at the center of the Travelgate criminal investigation. After that and all the other criminal investigations of the Clinton White House subsumed under the label “Whitewater,” a special prosecutor reported that Mrs. Clinton had almost certainly lied under oath to...

    12/29/2008 6:58:56 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies · 766+ views
    Firehat ^ | 12/28/2008 | Norman Liebmann
    Barack Obama is well-spoken even when he has nothing intelligent to say – which is more than just occasionally. Incidentally, what’s all this fuss about Obama’s pectorals? Apparently the people that voted for him expect to be breast fed in return. Computer technicians report that Chinese viruses are difficult to cure – especially the ones that are in Chinese. No big surprise there. The Chinese leaders hold most of America’s debt in dollars. The people there would prefer to collect it in grocery coupons. Did Al Gore send out Holiday greeting cards reading Merry Hoaxmas? The Obama Administration kicks off...

    12/24/2008 3:23:47 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies · 1,020+ views
    Firehat ^ | 12/24/2008 | Norman Liebmann
    It’s hard to believe America elected Barack Obama when Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio was available. Scholars say the prophet Nostradamus hedged in his prediction of a McCain Presidency. In a faithful translation of his Latin inscription he noted, “I didn’t say positively”. There is some justice in politics. John McCain did not lose by the humiliatingly large margin that he deserved. Obama will arrive at his Inauguration from Chicago by train. The Red Caps are expected to use a hydraulic hoist to unload his political baggage. President Bush, having refused the Obamas early occupancy at the Blair House, Michelle...
  • GAY-PORN KINGPIN LINKED TO O (Did We Miss This One?)

    12/21/2008 5:15:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 74 replies · 3,103+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 10, 2008 | Staff
    ONE of the "bundlers" who has raised $50,000 to $100,000 for the Barack Obama presidential campaign is Terrence Bean, who once controlled the biggest producer of gay porn in America. Bean, the first gay on Sen. Obama's National Finance Committee, is the sole trustee of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation, which owned Falcon Studios, Jock Studios and Mustang Studios, the producers of about $10 million worth of all-male pornography a year.
  • Obama - middle name and all - takes oath in Jan.

    12/18/2008 6:22:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 35 replies · 1,127+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 12/17/2008 | Chad Groening
    Two critics of the Muslim religion think it's interesting that Barack Obama will not shirk from using his full name when he takes office January 20. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, the president-elect said he will follow the tradition and use his full name -- Barack Hussein Obama -- when he takes the oath of office. "I think the tradition is that they [previous presidents] use all three names, and I will follow the tradition," he said. "I'm not trying to make a statement one way or another. I'll do what everybody else does." But best-selling author Robert...
  • How to burst `The Bubble'(Obomba)

    12/16/2008 9:16:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 21 replies · 965+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 16, 2008 | BY RICHARD COHEN
    Barack Obama seems to have a recurring nightmare. In it, he is president of the United States, the most powerful man in the world, but he cannot vanquish the one force that has bedeviled all presidents: The Bubble. It can swallow a presidency, isolating the chief executive from both news he should know and opinions he should hear, and ensuring that he goes through his day attuned to the comforting chirping of yes men -- the siren song that serenaded George W. Bush as he plunged us into the muck of Iraq. Obama has often mentioned The Bubble. ''This is...
  • Is there an Obama-Blagojevich connection?

    12/11/2008 12:23:42 PM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies · 1,154+ views
    One News Now ^ | December 11, 2008 | Jim Brown
    A former Republican presidential candidate says the political corruption scandal involving Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich could result in top advisors to Barack Obama being called to testify before a grand jury very early in his administration. President-elect Obama has called on Governor Rod Blagojevich to resign for allegedly trying to trade favors for Obama's vacant Illinois senate seat. Although Obama says he had no contact with the governor or his office on the matter, in an interview last month on Fox News Chicago, top Obama advisor David Axelrod said otherwise. "I know he [Obama] has talked to the governor --...
  • 'Post' Christian vision for Obama

    12/01/2008 11:50:53 AM PST · by IbJensen · 30 replies · 1,018+ views
    One News Now ^ | 12/1/2008 | Robert Knight
    Since his election, Barack Obama has spent at least three Sunday mornings skipping church and working out in a gym, according to Well, he could do worse. The president-elect could take Washington Post religion maven Sally Quinn’s advice and attend services at Washington National Cathedral. There, he would find so much lukewarm liberal hogwash that it might make him long for the conspiratorial but biblically spiced rants of his old Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Quinn, co-moderator of the Newsweek/Post On Faith online column, wrote an op-ed on Nov. 22, “A Church for the Obamas,” calling the National Cathedral “the...
  • Presidential school choice

    11/14/2008 4:56:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies · 750+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2008 | Cal Thomas
    President-elect Obama and his wife Michelle came to town and did what people with young children usually do before moving. They looked at their new house and then Mrs. Obama checked out the school choices for their two young daughters. The schools Mrs. Obama visited were private, not public. While no decision has yet been made, it seems obvious the girls enjoy their private school in Chicago and have flourished in it.
  • HEALTH CRISIS (Hussein Obomber visits Hawaii in search of birth certificate?)

    10/20/2008 8:18:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies · 3,350+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/20/08
    HEALTH CRISISOBAMA LEAVING CAMPAIGN TRAIL TO VISIT ILL GRANDMOTHER MADELYN PAYNE DUNHAM Posted: 10:24 pm October 20, 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is canceling nearly all his campaign events Thursday and Friday to fly to Hawaii to visit his suddenly gravely ill 85-year-old grandmother, a spokesman said. Robert Gibbs told reporters aboard Obama's plane that Madelyn Payne Dunham, who helped raise Obama, was released from the hospital late last week. But he said her health had deteriorated "to the point where her situation is very serious." Events originally planned for Madison, Wis., and Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday will...
  • Iran, ahead of deadline, says will resist foes (Can Hussein Obomber strike the real enemy?)

    08/01/2008 6:23:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 134+ views
    ABS-CBN news ^ | 8/01/08
    Iran, ahead of deadline, says will resist foesReuters TEHRAN - Iran's president said on Friday the Islamic Republic would "stand against" its enemies with its "power," speaking just before a deadline set by Western officials in a dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Western powers gave Iran two weeks from July 19 to respond to their offer to hold off on imposing more U.N. sanctions on Iran if Tehran would freeze any expansion of its nuclear work. That would suggest a deadline of Saturday, although Russia, one of the six powers facing Iran, has opposed a deadline and Iran dismissed the...
  • Get out of Australia, 'radical' Muslims told

    02/06/2006 6:01:50 PM PST · by george76 · 174 replies · 5,855+ views
    AFP ^ | 24 August , 2005 | Lawrence Bartlett
    Muslims who want to live under the Islamic Sharia law were told Wednesday to get out of Australia as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown. Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state and...
  • What's behind church burnings? (Shades of Bill Clinton's Arkansas)

    02/07/2006 6:14:03 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies · 813+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 08, 2006 edition | Patrik Jonsson
    White churches are the most frequent targets - and crime is often the motive. ATLANTA - Three torched churches were discovered in Alabama Tuesday - the latest in a string of suspected arsons that damaged five churches in Bibb County. Investigators have not discovered any apparent motives. Four of the five churches in Bibb County - three of which burned to the ground - were white Baptist congregations. The other was black. Nationally, such patterns are not unusual. Most arson targets are white congregations, whereas mosques and synagogues get hit in much smaller numbers. In a country with more than...
  • McCain vs. Obama

    02/07/2006 9:09:17 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 706+ views
    The Nation ^ | Tue Feb 7, 2006 | Ari Berman
    In case you weren't paying attention, since yesterday there's been a very public war of words between the Senate's two most hyped members, Barack Obama and John McCain, over lobbying reform. Rather then tell the entire backstory, which you can read here and here, I'll make three points. 1. McCain's lobbying reform bill is incredibly weak compared to the Democrats "Honest Leadership Act." That's why only two Senate Democrats, Joe Lieberman and Bill Nelson, have signed on. 2. As Josh Marshall noted today, it was McCain who assured anxious Republicans that his Indian Affairs Committee investigation of Jack Abramoff wouldn't...