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  • Pacific pushback: Podesta, White House warned about ocean preserve expansion to combat ´climate

    09/10/2014 5:09:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/10/14 | George Russell
    EXCLUSIVE: John Podesta, the Obama administration’s climate and energy czar, got a blunt warning this week that a plan to cut off all fishing in a huge, U.S.-controlled tract of the Pacific Ocean would have devastating economic effects in the region, and would cede geopolitical advantages to China and other Pacific powers. “China is overwhelming the South Pacific with investment, and increasing its fishing fleet in the area,” noted Eric Kingman, a Hawaii-based fisheries enforcement official and one of those who carried the warning. For the U.S. not to recognize this potential for lost influence would be “incredibly naïve,” he...
  • A Reassuring American Presence Joins Talks on Climate Change With China

    07/21/2014 3:51:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | By JANE PERLEZ
    The presence of John D. Podesta, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and now counselor to President Obama, at the recent United States-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing was a surprise. He is not a China expert. But the Chinese like old hands, aides with proximity to the Oval Office, and Mr. Podesta fills that bill. In addition, Mr. Podesta is passionate about climate change. He returned to the White House this year to help Mr. Obama fulfill his ambitious agenda to reduce coal consumption in the United States, and to shape a new global climate treaty...
  • Obama Advisor John Podesta: ‘Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line’

    07/01/2014 4:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 30, 2014 – 02:30 PM | Susanne Koelbl and Marcel Rosenbach
    Instead of a no-spy deal, the US has begun a Cyber Dialogue with Germany. In a Spiegel interview, John Podesta, a special advisor to President Barack Obama, speaks of the balance between alliances and security and says that changes are being made to NSA espionage practices. […] “(W)ith respect to what German citizens think, the United States has a pretty good track record of standing up for values of global democracy, of free expression, of protecting the rights of individuals, of trying to ensure that people are not discriminated against, of not suppressing free speech. Every country has a history...
  • Fighting back: Residents force feds to scrap plan to house illegals at Va. college

    06/17/2014 7:43:46 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The Obama administration Monday abruptly halted plans to shelter some of the children surging across the border at a defunct college in rural Virginia, as the White House has continued to see its efforts to house the children throughout the country be thwarted by opposition from local officials. As many as 500 children were to start arriving this week at St. Paul’s College, a recently closed historically black college in Lawrenceville....[snip] “We were stunned,” said Robert F. Pecht III, president of the Lawrenceville Town Council, who learned of the plan Friday evening. “We were told it was a done deal....
  • Obama to create largest national monument of his presidency [11th he's established]

    05/19/2014 1:12:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 19, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Wednesday will designate nearly half a million acres in New Mexico as a national monument, the latest in a series of executive actions intended to improve environmental protections of federal lands. The president will sign a proclamation establishing the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, the largest such designation of his presidency, during a ceremony at the Department of the Interior, the White House said Monday. It will be the 11th time the president has established a national monument during his term, and the largest designation in terms of land mass during his presidency.By contrast, former President...
  • Mullah Gore and the Benghazi Coverup

    05/07/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    In an April 20 (given the deep connections between the Brotherhood and the Nazi Party, the date may not have been an accident) story in the Jerusalem Post, the question was asked, Will Qatar abandon the Muslim Brotherhood? As they put it, Qatar is the only country who openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. This followed the pressure exerted on Qatar to do just that from its three Gulf neighbors, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia even threatened a blockade should Qatar not comply. Clearly the Brotherhood, and their revolutionary aims, had been recognized as a threat...
  • Report: 'Urgent action' needed on climate change

    05/06/2014 6:33:36 AM PDT · by kjam22 · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-6-2014 | cnn
    Washington (CNN) -- Flooded rail lines. Bigger, more frequent droughts. A rash of wildfires. Those are some of the alarming predictions in a White House climate change report released Tuesday, part of President Barack Obama's broader second-term effort to help the nation prepare for the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more erratic weather. "Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," the National Climate Assessment says, adding that the evidence of man-made climate change "continues to strengthen" and that "impacts are increasing across the country." "Americans are noticing changes...
  • White House: No one can stop our War on Energy

    05/06/2014 6:53:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 6, 2014 | John Hayward
    There’s one thing Barack Obama told the truth about in his 2008 run, one thing he’s never really wavered from: he’s going to smash the power industry and drive up our energy costs. In a time of falling poll numbers and swirling scandals, with his party facing a grim midterm election, he’s decided to be pugnacious about it, sending forth his minions to brag that no one can stop his War on Energy, and signaling that Democrat support for his efforts is mandatory. snip Republicans have branded the president’s climate plan as a “war on coal” and have sponsored legislation...
  • MARK LEVIN: Tomorrow’s Climate Change push isn’t about the weather, it’s a REVOLUTION

    05/06/2014 5:46:48 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | May 5, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Tonight Mark Levin warned of a big push that’s coming tomorrow on Climate Change, via our Marxist President and his meteorologist sympathizers, to ‘prove’ to everyone that the ‘science is settled’ on Climate Change. Levin exposes what this is really about, and it’s not about weather. It’s about a revolution on this country. Listen:
  • Podesta: Congress Can’t Stop Obama On Global Warming

    05/05/2014 3:11:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 5,2014 | Michael Bastasch
    White House adviser John Podesta told reporters Monday afternoon that Congress could not derail the Obama administration’s efforts to unilaterally enact policies to fight global warming. Podesta said that the president was committed to using executive orders to pass regulations under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon dioxide emissions that they say cause global warming.
  • Media Matters Employees Are Now Publicly Attacking Their Bosses

    04/29/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/29/2014 | Christopher Bedford
    Media Matters employees are furious that their bosses are trying to keep them from unionizing. A union-organizing committee at the liberal group released a statement Monday slamming their employers for “the unexpected and unexplained path our leadership has taken in response to our efforts to unionize,” adding that “the actions of Media Matters executives have placed employees in the impossible position of continuing to produce content espousing pro-labor values for an employer who is challenging our right to unionize.”
  • Divorce Beltway Style

    04/11/2014 12:43:15 PM PDT · by huckfillary
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 11, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    “I see lobbying,” Tony Podesta has said, “as getting information in the hands of people who are making decisions so they can make more informed decisions.” Last week the information Tony Podesta was giving was the divorce complaint he had filed in D.C. Court against his wife Heather. The hands receiving that information belonged to a gossip columnist for the Washington Post, who made the “informed decision” to report on it. Later in the day Heather, who is also a lobbyist, informed the Post the text of her counter-suit. It published a follow-up. The documents, which you can read below,...
  • Divorce Beltway Style.. The Democratic breakup that exposes Washington’s rotten core

    04/11/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 11, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    how obscene wealth can be amassed through rent-seeking and influence-peddling in Washington D.C., and of the hoary means by which the princelings of the capital and their consorts maintain and grow that wealth. They tell stories not only of an ugly divorce, but of the power of lobbying, of how one family maneuvered to the center of the nation’s dominant political party, of the transactional relationships, gargantuan self-regard, and empty posturing that insulates, asbestos-like, the D.C. bubble. That the broken couple now uses the tools of their trade—the phone-call to a friend, the selective leaking of documents, the hiring of...
  • Washington's Rotten Core "We Know People"

    04/11/2014 11:22:24 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/11/2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Tony Podesta (brother of John Podesta ) and wife Heather formed The Podesta Group and Heather Podesta + Partners in 2007. John Podesta's Center for American Progress completed the three-pronged Podesta empire. Brother John is currently a senior advisor to President Obama. Heather launched her lobby firm with the catchy slogan "We Know People." One of her party invitations read as follows: “The prix fixe includes the Select Committee on Intelligence for the first course followed by your choice of Appropriations, Judiciary, or Rules Committees.” Now two-thirds of that empire is crumbling because of the divorce case of Tony Podesta....
  • John Podesta, key player in administration, also helped UN develop radical new global agenda

    02/13/2014 11:18:50 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2014 | George Russell
    John Podesta, the former Clinton Administration chief of staff who is spearheading President Barack Obama’s aggressive strategy of government-by-regulation, has also been helping United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with an even more ambitious job: setting the stage to radically transform the world’s economic, environmental and social agenda. That effort—a colossal and sweeping form of global behavior modification--is supposed to get a new kick-start at a special U.N. summit of world leaders to be convened by Ban in New York City on September 25. Its supporters hope that effort will end next year in a new international treaty that will...
  • John Podesta, key player...also helped UN develop radical new global agenda

    02/13/2014 7:45:59 AM PST · by Twotone · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2014 | George Russell
    John Podesta, the former Clinton Administration chief of staff who is spearheading President Barack Obama’s aggressive strategy of government-by-regulation, has also been helping United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with an even more ambitious job: setting the stage to radically transform the world’s economic, environmental and social agenda.
  • The Billionaires Start Lining Up Behind Hillary Clinton

    02/03/2014 1:54:19 PM PST · by lbryce · 70 replies
    Against Crony Capitalism.org ^ | February 2, 2014 | Staff
    <p>George Soros is on board. So are a bunch of other billionaires, many of whom are also denizens of Wall Street.</p> <p>Why is it that so many of the 1% support so called “progressive” candidates? Why would they support those who seek to expand the footprint of government? Isn’t that against their interests?</p>
  • George Soros Funding Anti-Israel Evangelical Group

    01/28/2014 9:51:25 AM PST · by mgist · 24 replies
    Front Page ^ | 1/26/14 | D Greenfield
    George Soros Funding Anti-Israel Evangelical Group January 26, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield Demographics is the enemy of the left. And the left fights it with aggressive immigration and aggressive reeducation. When they are faced with traditionalist religious movements that create their own educational systems or student groups, they resort to infiltrating them. And so Evangelical Christians are targeted with entities like Telos and Orthodox Groups with entities like Avi Weiss’ Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. The endgame is leftist steering and infiltration. George Soros, that old collaborator who stated that he never had as much fun as in his Nazi days, has...
  • Podesta: Obama’s “Warmed Up” to Executive Action; Will Use It for “Climate Change”…

    01/28/2014 7:46:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 28, 2014 - 9:27 AM | Susan Jones
    President Obama has “warmed up” to using executive authority, and when he believes “he has the authority” to “make progress” without action by Congress, he will do it, White House adviser John Podesta told NPR Tuesday morning. […] “There’s a lot that he has the authority to do that’s vested in him under the laws of the United States and his constitutional powers, and I think that he’s looking forward to a year of action, and I think he’s looking forward to tonight (when he gives the State of the Union speech) as a breakthrough year where he can lay...
  • White House warns Obama could go around Congress

    01/26/2014 9:31:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Jan 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's advisers are warning that if lawmakers won't work with the White House, the White House will go around them. President Barack Obama makes his State of the Union address on Tuesday. Top White House aides say Obama will try to work with Congress where it's possible. But press secretary Jay Carney and senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer say the White House will take action with executive orders if needed. On ABC's "This Week," Carney says the White House will "bypass Congress where necessary." Pfeiffer tells "Fox News Sunday" that Obama, quote, "has a pen, and he...
  • Obama’s Rough 2013 Prompts a New Blueprint (Podesta: Need to remember Harry Reid's not president)

    01/25/2014 3:22:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2014 | Scott Wilson with Karen Tumulty
    An internal White House assessment concludes that President Obama must distance himself from a recalcitrant Congress after being badly damaged last year by legislative failures, a government shutdown and his own missteps. Obama has said that his fraught relationship with Congress, especially after Republicans won the House in 2010, complicated his ability to promote his agenda. But for the first time, following what many allies view as a lost year, the White House is reorganizing itself to support a more executive-focused presidency and inviting the rest of the government to help. The new approach comes after weeks of internal White...
  • Emails expose close coordination between EPA, Sierra Club and other lib environ activist groups

    01/23/2014 10:24:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2014 | Mark Tapscott
    Among Washington's most important but rarely covered realities is the daily close coordination among Democratic politicians, executive branch bureaucrats and the left side of the non-profit activism community. Emails obtained recently through a Freedom of Information Act request submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute exposed a slice of that coordination in the campaign to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The emails show, according to Fox News correspondent John Roberts, "senior policy officials at the EPA working closely with environmental groups in what appears to be an effort to kill the pipeline."...
  • Schumer seeks to poison Tea Party ["government can be a force for good"]

    01/23/2014 4:19:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the Senate Democrats’ political guru, has a plan to poison the Tea Party by driving a wedge between its rich funders and its blue-collar rank and file. Schumer, one of the Democrats’ most influential strategists, will argue in a major speech on Thursday that super-wealthy Tea Party donors have hijacked the grassroots movement that grew out of the economic anxiety of the 2008 financial collapse to suit their pro-big business agenda. He’ll lay out a blueprint for how Democrats can exploit what he argues is a weakness in the opposition in the address at the Center...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Drops Crusade Against Obamacare

    01/18/2014 12:11:06 PM PST · by Qbert · 50 replies
    eba.benefitnews.com ^ | JANUARY 14, 2014 | ELLIOT M. KASS
    In a striking about face, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will no longer seek the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, working instead to correct what it sees as its flaws. It was three years ago this month, during his annual State of American Business address, that the Chamber’s president and CEO, Tom Donahue, labeled the ACA “unworkable” and called for its repeal. During last week’s address he softened his views, calling instead for business-friendly adjustments to the new law. “The administration is obviously committed to keeping the law in place, so the chamber has been working pragmatically to fix...
  • Podesta, Left-Wing Mastermind, to Lead NSA Review

    01/17/2014 11:52:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/17/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama announced Friday that John Podesta, his new "counselor" and the political operative responsible for creating the institutional left in Washington, will be the appointed "to lead a comprehensive review of big data and privacy" in the aftermath of revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic spying programs. When he joined the White House last month, Podesta's focus was said to be "climate change." The president's speech contained little news. It was a classic Obama set-piece, designed to demonstrate that he understands both sides of a complex argument, while delegating
  • The Cult (NOT the band)

    12/27/2013 12:28:20 PM PST · by mononymous · 11 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 12/27/2013 | Mononymous1
    One thing liberals do extremely well is project their own inadequacies, emotions and so on, to others. John Podesta, couldn’t wait to announce, in his own way, the fact that he was once again wielding executive power over Americans by comparing House Republicans to the Jim Jones cult. First, the ideology behind what Jim Jones had setup in Guyana is much more in line with what the imbecile Podesta obviously believes. If there is a political cult in this country, it is mainly comprised of the followers of the Democrat party; its elected officials in Congress, the fainters, the weepers,...
  • Leftist cult leader compared to Republicans

    12/18/2013 7:22:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12-18-13 | El Presidente
    White House advisor foolishly compares leftist cult to evil Republicans. In 1976, The People's Temple's renowned socialist, social justice advocate, and King of Kool-Aid, the Rev. Jim Jones, moved his communist flock from the racist confines of the Fascist States of America (San Francisco apparently being too far right wing for his liking) to the glorious utopia known as Guyana. Within two years, The People's Temple (no connection to The People's Cube) had over 900 people's in Guyana living out the socialist dream of shared sacrifice and equal distribution of misery. But, like what always happens in a "People's" society,...
  • Podesta apologizes for Jonestown crack

    12/18/2013 10:51:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Justin Sink
    John Podesta, the former Clinton chief of staff who was recently named a special adviser to President Obama, apologized Wednesday for comparing the Republican Party to the cult at Jonestown in an interview earlier this year. _________________ Tweet: John Podesta @johnpodesta In an old interview, my snark got in front of my judgment. I apologize to Speaker Boehner, whom I have always respected. 10:04 AM - 18 Dec 2013 _________________ Podesta made the comment while arguing that the White House needed to embrace executive action because of intransigence among House Republicans. "They need to focus on executive action given that...
  • John Podesta apologizes for Jonestown quote

    12/18/2013 8:57:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/18/13 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    Speaker John Boehner’s office ripped John Podesta, the incoming counselor to President Barack Obama, for comments he made to POLITICO, comparing House Republicans to followers of Jim Jones, who murdered five people, including then-Rep. Leo Ryan, before committing mass suicide in Guyana in 1978. “For those who’ve forgotten, a Democratic member of Congress was murdered in Jonestown and a current one, Rep. Jackie Speier, was shot five times during the same incident,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement to reporters. “If this is the attitude of the new White House, it’s hard to see how the president gets...
  • Obama White House Calls GOP a "Cult Worthy of Jonestown"

    12/18/2013 8:41:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Dec 18, 2013 | Conn Carroll
    Today, Politico confirmed that governing-by-executive-fiat is exactly what Podesta has in mind. The only shocking part of the story is Podesta's justification for shredding the Constitution: In effect, I was told, it represents the clearest sign to date of the administration’s interest in shifting the paradigm of Obama’s presidency through the forceful, unapologetic and occasionally provocative application of White House power. Podesta, whose official mandate includes enforcement of numerous executive orders on emissions and the environment, suggested as much when he spoke with me earlier this fall about Obama’s team. “They need to focus on executive action given that they...
  • New WH Advisor Podesta: GOP 'A Cult Worthy of Jonestown'

    12/18/2013 7:51:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/17/13 | Truth Revolt
    New Obama White House advisor John Podesta told Politico that Republicans are akin to the mass suicide cult in Jonestown, and that President Obama therefore needed more power. “They need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in charge of one of the houses of Congress,” Podesta said. Jonestown was a community formed in Guyana by cult leader Jim Jones. 909 Temple members died in Jonestown, all but two poisoning themselves. Rory Cooper, communications director for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, ripped Podesta’s comments, pointing out that innocent...
  • Podesta: Climate game changer (& hoax denier)

    12/15/2013 8:19:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/13 | Laura Barron-Lopez, Justin Sink
    Environmental groups believe John Podesta will be a force for change on climate issues at the White House. The groups argue that for must of Obama’s years in office, an administration that took power at the height of the recession has prioritized helping the economy over other goals. That’s created an uphill climb for advocates pushing the White House to take a tougher line in reducing carbon emissions and cleaning up polluters. Podesta’s arrival as a White House adviser, which comes as unemployment hits a low point under Obama, is a pivotal moment, activists predict. “The most significant thing about...
  • Podesta Will Peddle Green Agenda - disclosure report "hottest read in Washington"

    12/14/2013 7:32:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | Dedember 14, 2013 | Matthew Continetti
    ".......“Podesta has no financial interest in the Keystone XL decision,” says Credo Action. Is that truly the case? I am not saying that John Podesta is directly invested in companies that will profit if Keystone is defeated. What I am saying is that the connections between VIPs and think-tank donors and corporate boards and lobbying clients are hard to disentangle. It is so easy for a reporter to lose the thread, especially when that reporter is already inclined to think that the motives of his subject are pure. Podesta’s fame and power have certainly helped line the pockets of his...
  • Obama Is Laying the Groundwork to Move Without, Around, and Outside Congress

    12/10/2013 6:22:32 PM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/10/2013 | Bryan Preston
    President Obama has recalled John Podesta to work at the White House as a “counselor.” Podesta is the Clinton hand who founded the far-left Center for American Progress (home of the clownish Think Progress blog). Podesta’s appointment, which needs no congressional approval, comes at a time when Obama is already making moves to do without Congress. He has used executive actions to re-write Obamacare, and to recalibrate immigration law, both in ways that just happen to favor either himself or the Democrats.
  • Now Obama gets 'executive power' czar

    12/11/2013 2:41:09 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 20 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/10/2013 | Aaron Klein
    Specializes in bypassing Congress to enact 'progressive change' A senior progressive strategist and former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton who specializes in the use of executive authority to bypass Congress is reportedly joining the White House. The New York Times is reporting John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress, has agreed to serve as counselor to President Obama for a year. Podesta last month announced the establishment of a new group, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, that will work within his Center for American Progress. The new center bills itself as a research and grant-making...
  • Obama Hires Top Clinton Aide John Podesta

    12/11/2013 9:28:37 AM PST · by yoe · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 10, 2013 | JIM KUHNHENN
    <p>John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and a trusted Democratic operative, will join the White House staff as a senior counselor to President Barack Obama, two persons familiar with the move said late Monday.</p> <p>Podesta will take his place at the White House at a critical time for Obama as his health care law tries to shake itself off from a disastrous enrollment rollout and as the president seeks to re-establish his agenda going into a midterm election year.</p>
  • White House taps former Bill Clinton adviser - CAP founder John Podesta

    12/09/2013 11:55:47 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 9, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The return of Podesta is somewhat of a surprise after a Politico report last month that he and former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina were in serious discussions to reboot Priorities USA, the pro-Obama political action committee that aided the president’s reelection effort.President Obama is bringing former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta back to the White House for a year-long stint as a top adviser, an administration official confirmed Monday. Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative who led President Obama’s transition team, is returning to an embattled White House that has seen the president’s popularity hammered by the botched rollout...
  • Obama claims 'more than 100 MILLION Americans' have enrolled [in Obamacare]

    11/19/2013 3:57:46 AM PST · by grundle · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2013 | David Martosko
    Full title: Obama flubs during health care conference call with community organizers, claims 'more than 100 MILLION Americans' have enrolled President Barack Obama told a conference-call audience of progressive volunteers on Monday evening that 'more than 100 million Americans' – in a nation of less than 314 million – have successfully signed up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act. And at a time when his signature legislative initiative's website has made the White House the butt of jokes, the website hosting the conference call was plagued with its own connection errors and other malfunctions. A weary-sounding Obama made...
  • Report: Gen. Mattis Forced Out of CENTCOM for Questioning Obama's Advisers

    01/21/2013 7:18:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/13 | AWR Haekins
    Reports indicate that Marine General James Mattis is being forced out of CENTCOM for questioning certain aspects of the Obama administration's Middle East policy. In particular, it appears his questions surrounding the U.S. response to Iran's nuclear ambitions drew the ire of civilian military and security advisers. These civilians were apparently upset by the way Mattis pushed them to "consider second and third-order consequences of military action against Iran." Nor did they appreciate the way he pushed them to think long term and consider what the U.S. will do if Iran develops non-nuclear weapons that can be used to keep...
  • Report: Podesta Group Urges Military Contractors to Give Money to Support Hagel (Gangster Gov't)

    01/07/2013 11:25:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    SNIP Hagel, however, has friends in Democratic lobbying circles. The powerful Washington D.C. organization known as the Podesta Group is reportedly asking defense contractors for financial support to run ads defending the Hagel nomination. Fox News White House Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry reported on Friday: (2:15 in) "Sources confirm to Fox [that] Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta has been hired by a firm known as the Bipartisan Group to help mobilize support for Hagel. And defense contractors received calls this week urging them to be ready for a Hagel pick as soon as Monday, and asking them for...
  • CNN Exposed – Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon, Blows The Whistle

    10/10/2012 3:50:36 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 111 replies
    Perhaps this one of the most important discussion threads ever regarding Legacy Media manipulation. We sincerely hope you will take the time to digest the content, think about the ramifications to what is here, and then share the information with others. This is not a matter of opinion, the CNN stories are documented, attributed and cited. They are factual. Everything is verifiable within the embedded links and citations. Believe it or not, just creating this discussion thread is risky. We are unable to expand. Before getting to the CNN Amber Lyon expose’ (which is incredible and troubling) let’s first back...
  • The Libya Debacle - The more we learn, the more Benghazi looks like a gross security failure..

    09/27/2012 1:34:54 PM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 27, 2012
    In his United Nations speech on Tuesday, President Obama talked about the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and declared that "there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice." What he didn't say is how relentless he'll be in tracking down the security lapses and intelligence failures that contributed to the murders. Let's say there's some doubt about that. None of the initial explanations offered by the White House and State Department since the assault on the Benghazi consulate has held up.First the Administration blamed...
  • Podesta behind effort of golfers to quell Obama jokes

    09/21/2012 11:39:58 AM PDT · by VA Voter · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Alex Pappas
    A pro-golf lobbying group asked Republicans to stop making jokes about President Obama's "passion" for the links. In a letter to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, the group "WeAreGolf" said, "As we enter the final stretch of campaign season, we write to make a request we hope you will receive in the same spirit in which it is offered. "Please reconsider your political strategy of criticizing President Obama's passion for golf." Rubio was one of several GOP members who made fun of Obama's golf game during the recent Republican National Convention.
  • Report: Obama Cronies in Egypt Looking to Cash In as Embassies Attacked

    09/13/2012 2:51:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | September 13, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Check this out. During the lead up to the terror attacks on our embassies, the Obama regime sponsored a trip to Egypt. Officials from the State Department, as well as Soros lackey [and communist] John Podesta were part of the group touring Egypt and looking for ways to make money by teaming up with our enemies. From the Washington Free Beacon: [emphasis mine] A delegation of American business leaders with lobbying ties to relatives of a top Obama administration adviser wrapped up a four-day tour in Egypt aimed at laying the groundwork for increased economic cooperation on Tuesday, as violent...
  • White House signs up 80 top chefs to improve foreign relations

    09/10/2012 8:54:42 AM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies
    Press Trust of India | September 10, 2012 | Staff
    The US has a new diplomatic tool to improve its foreign relations -cooking! US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed up 80 celebrity chefs from across the nation to cook special themed-menus for foreign dignitaries in an attempt to influence diplomatic relations, the Daily Mail reported. More than 80 top-rated chefs were inducted into the first American Chef Corps on Friday. The State Department plans to use the chefs to cook meals for visiting dignitaries and travel to US embassies abroad to help educate foreign audiences and host culinary experts from around the world in their US kitchens. "The...
  • Where is Huma Abedin’s Security Clearance Form?

    07/31/2012 5:05:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 7/31/12 | Trevor Loudon
    The head of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) is defending controversial State Department official Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is suspected of playing a role in Obama Administration “engagement” with the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood. Neera Tanden, president and CEO of CAP and Counselor for CAP’s Action Fund, has sent out an email defending Abedin and asking that Rep. Michele Bachmann be thrown off the House Intelligence Committee for asking questions about the vetting process that Abedin was supposed to go through. “Michele Bachmann has gone from outrageous to dangerous,” Tanden said...
  • Obama to transform U.S. military into social workers New focus on 'global warming,' poverty,

    07/30/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 7/30/12 | pasadenademocrats.com
    Progressive organizations behind White House policy have crafted specific, second-term plans for President Obama to transform the U.S. Armed Forces into a social work-style organization designed to combat “global warming,” fight global poverty, remedy “injustice,” bolster the United Nations and increase “peacekeeping” forces worldwide. The groups, already instrumental in influencing Obama’s first-term defense agenda, call for massive, second-term slashes to the military budget. The savings are to be used to invest in “sustainable energy” and in fighting worldwide climate change. The schemes, and many more, are documented in the soon-to-be-released book “Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next...
  • Egypt's moslem brotherhood: Personal, to Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton

    06/25/2012 6:47:51 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org/ ^ | 25JUN12 | by Tarek Heggy
    Political Islam, which is the heart of the Muslim Brotherhood, is anti-modernity, anti-progress, anti-human rights, anti-democracy, anti-peace, anti-otherness, anti-pluralism, anti-women's rights, anti-liberal education, and anti-free-and-critical thinking -- BY DEFINITION. I cannot believe the "rumors" that the US wants to see members of the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt's new rulers. If this "rumor" is correct, that policy decision will be the most gigantic, monumental strategic mistake made by the US since the end of WWII. Such a policy decision would also reflect nothing but an amazing inability to understand that while there are many moderate Muslims, there does not exist such...
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • George Soros -- the rich man who is hated around the world

    02/29/2012 6:39:11 AM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2012 | Dan Gainor
    George Soros has donated more than $8 billion globally to his Open Society Foundations. Couple that with decades of investing around the world and it would be easy to assume Soros in a figure of global popularity. Only he isn’t. He’s almost the polar opposite. Soros made headlines recently warning of increased economic problems, the growth of Occupy Wall Street and government repression what he characterized as “strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order.” In short, the kind of chaos helped foment in the old Soviet Union and elsewhere.In his book “Open Society,” Soros credits his foundation with “mobilizing civil...