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  • House Democrats plan to troll Trump at big speech

    02/26/2017 11:14:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/25/17 | Heather Caygle
    Lawmakers are inviting 'Dreamers,' Muslim-Americans and others to his joint address before Congress on Tuesday. House Democrats are seizing on President Donald Trumpís first major speech to Congress Tuesday as an opportunity to troll the new president in prime time. Many of the same Democrats who boycotted Trumpís inauguration are choosing not to skip his first address to Congress as president, instead opting to bring guests directly affected by the administrationís controversial policies on immigration and refugees and Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare. ďItís my hope that gallery is going to look like America,Ē said Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), who...
  • Joint Address Issues Survey

    02/26/2017 6:05:41 PM PST · by amorphous · 25 replies ^ | 26 Feb 2017 | White House Staff
    In just two days, President Donald J. Trump will deliver his highly anticipated first Address to a Joint Session of Congress. There is an incredible spirit of optimism sweeping across the Nation, and in preparation for this address, the President has hosted numerous listening sessions at the White House. During these meetings he has heard from men and women from all over the country about issues that are impacting American families, communities, and workers. Now is your chance to give your input. We want to know what issues you want President Trump to focus on and your ideas for the...
  • Trumpís State of the Union speech is going to be wild

    02/26/2017 6:58:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 71 replies ^ | Michael Goodwin
    In advance of President Trumpís first State of the Union speech, random busybodies are urging him to tone it down. One adviser from the bleachers suggests he be ďhumble and inclusive.Ē Sweet, but Iím betting humble pie is not on the presidentís menu. On the contrary, Tuesday night in the Capitol is likely to be a shock-and-awe blowout of pure Trumpism. The idea that Trump must go mild has been a staple of the punditocracy since he announced his candidacy. That it still holds such a prominent place in his second month in the Oval Office reveals what slow learners...
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  • Obama Regrets Polarized Rancor. He Should.

    01/25/2016 7:00:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | January 25, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    One of the "few regrets" of his presidency, President Obama said dolefully in his State of the Union speech, was "that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better." Were he endowed with "the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt," he remarked, he could have done more to bridge the partisan divide. But he pledged to "keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office." Did you experience a touch of deja vu when the president said that? Four years ago, when he was in the home stretch of his first term and running...
  • USA Transnational Report - Interview with Euro leader on rape crisis and Islam

    01/15/2016 6:37:55 PM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 15, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    SPECIAL GUEST: LUDOVIC LOPEZ!!! 8 AM EST THIS SATURDAY (1/16) MORNING Ludovic Lopez is the president of the European Democratic Movement, an organization made up of European political movements looking to protect Europe from the mistakes of their major parties. With a presence in Spain, Poland, and France, they seek to protect the general interests of the west. Topics to be addressed: -Iran captures and humiliates U.S. Navy sailors -The State of the Union - was Obama talking about another planet? -The Republican Debate - the gloves come off, finally -Europe's Islamic problem and rape crisis -The biggest political challenges...
  • Top GOP female says judge Gov. Haley on ability, not looks

    01/14/2016 1:35:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 3:18 PM EST | Erica Werner
    The House's highest-ranking Republican woman said Thursday South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley should be judged on her abilities, not her looks, dismissing a remark by fellow Republican Rep. Steve King. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is fourth in leadership as the chair of the Republican Conference, was asked about King's comment to The Associated Press that Haley wasn't a "principled conservative" in the GOP, but "I think she's beautiful so I'd be happy if she's the face of the party." [...] "Nikki Haley is a proven leader. And that is what she should be judged on," the Washington state Republican...
  • Stymieing of Trump‚Äôs Uprising formally known as the State of the Union address

    01/14/2016 1:14:47 PM PST · by M.A.Meddybemps · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/13/16 | Mike Henkins
    On Tuesday night President Obama delivered the yearly State of the Union address to the nation. This is an event where the President speaks to how well the nation is doing under his management. It is also an event in which the opposition party stages politically motivated gestures to gain some much needed publicity and the Washington D.C. pundit class spends hours analyzing it all. The ‚Äúopposition‚ÄĚ party this year was the Republican Party. This year the Republican Establishment chose the Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, to deliver their response to the President Obama‚Äôs State of the Union (S.O.T.U.)...
  • What Obama said about Europe‚Ķ

    01/14/2016 12:43:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Politico Europe ^ | 1/13/16, 11:30 AM CET | Updated 1/14/16, 5:43 PM CET | Craig Winneker
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his final "State of the Union" address Tuesday night, offering a vigorous defense of his years in office and calling on politicians and the American public to overcome partisanship and fear. [...] According to a transcript of the speech, he didn't mention the word "Europe" once in the 58-minute address. ...
  • The State of the Union - As Usual

    01/14/2016 7:24:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 14, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    If you missed the president's final State of the Union message Tuesday night, don't worry. It might have been billed as historic, but you didn't miss much. There were no surprises. No shocks. No awe. Nothing historic or memorable. It was the usual Obama setup -- "We have to find a way to come together, end the government gridlock and make America better and stronger" -- followed by the implication that Washington isn't working the way it should because Republicans in Congress are mean, stubborn or stupid. In seven years Obama hasn't changed the country, not for the better anyway....
  • Obama's final State of the Union address draws record-low TV audience

    01/13/2016 10:24:08 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | January 12, 2016 | By Alex Weprin
    President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address drew 31.3 million viewers across 12 networks, marking a new record low in viewership, according to Nielsen.
  • The assorted candies and nuts at Obama's State of the Union address

    01/13/2016 4:06:44 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan 13, 2016 | Ed Straker
    If you're what Obama considers the right religion, or you have the right kind of sex, or have the right kind of political beliefs, chances are you were welcome at Obama's final State of the Caliphate Union address. 1) A Syrian refugee. This particular refugee hasn't killed anyone in a terrorist attack, proving we should invite more. 2) An illegal alien (since legalized), with a college education subsidized by taxpayers. What could be more American than that? 3) The homosexual man (Jim Obergefell) who fought to impose homosexual marriage on the rest of us. The question remains: would Obama still...
  • 48 Tweets From Conservatives About Obama‚Äôs Last State of the Union

    01/13/2016 7:59:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 12, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    Tuesday evening marked President Barack seventh State of the Union address. Conservative voices took their reactions to Twitter while Obama addressed the nation from inside the House chamber during a joint session of Congress. Here are some of the top tweets made during or right after Obama’s remarks:
  • The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears

    01/13/2016 8:56:06 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | January 11, 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    ‚ÄúThere will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒAldous Huxley There‚Äôs a man who contacts me several times a week to disagree with my assessments of the...
  • Whoa: CIA director just called out Obama in LARGE way

    01/13/2016 3:24:37 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 19 replies
    Allen West website ^ | 01/13/2016 | Allen West
    In full disclosure, I wrote this last night before the State of the Union address. I guessed then and I was right - none of this was addressed by Obama in his speech. Last week we shared how horrific January 2016 began in its first week. Week two doesn't look much better. President Obama tried to present a world of rainbows and unicorns in his final State of the Union address, but that's about as real as the Land of Oz. Barack Obama and his minions can attempt to create an alternative universe in which they live, but the truth...
  • President Trump and the 2017 State of the Union

    01/13/2016 1:30:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | January 12, 2016 | Jay Bookman - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    The transcript of the 2017 State of the Union address, as delivered by President Donald Trump: Thank you. Thank you. I have to say, nice building, this Capitol. Nice room. But too old-fashioned, don't you think? I do this all the time. I acquire these rundown old properties, I buy them cheap, I bring in my decorators, we fix it up. More mirrors, more gold trim, a nice statue of me ... we'll have it looking beautiful. Come back next year, you'll be amazed. There's our new First Lady, Melania, up in the balcony. First supermodel in the White House....
  • Sarcastic Definitions of the Day: State of the Union and Yesterday

    01/13/2016 11:29:17 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    American Irony ^ | 1-13-16 | The Looking Spoon
    A double-header today! They go hand-in-hand, so why not?
  • Nikki Haley uses State of Union response to bash Trump and praise illegals

    01/13/2016 9:21:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2016 | Ed Straker
    Longtime readers know that I am not exactly the strongest supporter of Donald Trump. †As a big employer of illegal aliens and a five-time party switcher, his commitment lends itself to some doubts. †But that is no excuse to criticize him in a forum meant to represent the Republican Party response to the Democratic Party. †That is, however, just what South Carolina governor Nikki Haley did. According to her prepared remarks, Haley said: During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices," she will say, suggesting that Trump is an irrational, angry...
  • The State of Our Union Is Not Strong: Our annual exercise in denial and unpersuasive optimism.

    01/13/2016 9:02:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/13/2016 | Jim Geraghty
    A president's eighth State of the Union address is supposed to be his victory lap, a final year in the spotlight, in which he touts his achievements and then rides off into the sunset. Tonight, President Obama may utter the clichéd words, "The state of our union is strong!" If he does, it's just one more lie upon the pile. Obama will probably boast he brought the country back from the financial brink and try to argue that the American economy is doing well. (Avoiding "the brink" only took $8 trillion in new debt.) He will undoubtedly boast of...
  • The Stupid Party Gets Stupider

    01/13/2016 9:02:02 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 22 replies
    Steyn on America ^ | 1/13/16 | Mark Steyn
    In A Night At The Opera, Groucho Marx's carriage, running late, pulls up at the opera house, and he asks whether he's missed the opera. There's still a few minutes left, says the doorman. Groucho barks at his driver: "I told you to slow that nag down.... Once around the park, and drive slowly." That's my approach to the State of the Union. I took it once around the park and slowly, and arrived home just as President Obama was schmoozing and gladhanding his way out the door. But, alas, I had forgotten the Official Response to the State of...
  • Did Obama Take His ‚ÄėCure Cancer‚Äô Line From A ‚ÄėWest Wing‚Äô Episode?

    01/13/2016 8:59:20 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 replies ^ | January 12, 2016 | ALEX PAPPAS
    President Obama‚Äôs call for ‚Äúa new national effort‚ÄĚ to cure cancer during his State of the Union address on Tuesday seemed familiar to fans of Aaron Sorkin‚Äôs ‚ÄúWest Wing‚ÄĚ television show. That‚Äôs because there was an entire episode in 2002 of the NBC show where the fictional president played by Martin Sheen made nearly identical comments. On Tuesday, Obama said: ‚ÄúTonight, I‚Äôm announcing a new national effort to get it done‚ĶFor the loved ones we‚Äôve all lost, for the family we can still save, let‚Äôs make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.‚ÄĚ During the ‚ÄúWest Wing‚ÄĚ...
  • Obama's Last SOTU - A Gentleman's C (That High?) f

    01/13/2016 8:01:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 13, 2016 | Rich Galen
    State of the Union Addresses belong solely to Presidents of the United States. In Article II, Section 3 the Constitution reads: He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient There is no requirement that it be an annual report. Nor, is there a requirement that it be delivered in the form of a speech in the Chamber of the U.S. House. Jimmy Carter delivered all four of his State of the Union addresses in written form. Harry...
  • Obama: Companies should face higher charges for drilling on federal land

    01/13/2016 7:03:09 AM PST · by thackney · 26 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 13, 2016 | Associated Press
    President Barack Obama signaled in his final State of the Union address Tuesday night that fossil fuel companies could face higher charges when mining on federal lands. Obama said that he's going to push to change the way the federal government manages its oil and coal resources to better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and the planet.
  • SOTU: It‚Äôs all good.

    01/13/2016 6:06:16 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-13-2015 | MOTUS
    Last night we boarded the Big Yellow Bus…and headed over to the Capital for Big Guy’s last SOTU where, promising brevity, he droned on for an hour - which is brief in Obama-speak.In order to save time he declined to mention Lady M and her symbolic guests this year, including the victims of gun violence who were invited butt unable to attend.Lady M haz a sad for the gun victims, who had no guns with which to shoot backThat empty chair symbolism will continue to have a lasting impact on the legacy of the Obama presidency. Although oddly enough, nobody...
  • When It Comes To Combatting Gun Violence, the Real Empty Seat is in the Oval Office

    01/13/2016 5:43:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 13, 2016 | Bob Barr
    At one time in the United States, when storied leaders like Thomas Jefferson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan walked the corridors of the White House, the annual State of the Union actually meant something. Whether delivered as a written report, or in person to a joint session of Congress, the ceremonial act was, as Article II of the U. S. Constitution mandates, an opportunity for the President to "give to the Congress information of the state of the union," as well as recommend policies to fix the issues currently facing the nation. Most importantly, given the stature and respect...
  • Morning Joe Hails Haley's Attack on 'Angriest Voices': 'Star/Great/Welcome to Big Stage'

    01/13/2016 5:03:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Here at NewsBusters, one of our classification categories under Media Bias is "Sudden Respect." The notion is that all a Republican has to do to win praise from the MSM is to bash fellow Republicans or conservatives. There was a perfect illustration of the phenomenon on today's Morning Joe. In her Republican response to the SOTU, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley counseled Republicans to reject "the siren call of the angriest voices" and urged "welcoming immigrants regardless of race or religion." The shots at Donald Trump and to some extent at Ted Cruz were unmistakeable. Morning Joe loved it. "Welcome...
  • Full Text Of Gov. Haley's GOP Response To State Of The Union

    01/12/2016 8:44:11 PM PST · by iowamark · 45 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1/12/2016 | Nikki Haley
    Congress released the full text of Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)'s response to President Obama's State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery: "Good evening." "I'm Nikki Haley, Governor of the great state of South Carolina. "I'm speaking tonight from Columbia, our state's capital city. Much like America as a whole, ours is a state with a rich and complicated history, one that proves the idea that each day can be better than the last. "In just a minute, I'm going to talk about a vision of a brighter American future. But first I want to say a few words...
  • Obama Will Again Follow State of the Union with Interviews with YouTube Stars

    01/12/2016 8:37:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 11, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Remember last year when President Obama followed up the State of the Union by doing interviews with YouTube stars? Well, he's doing it again this week. Social media personalities Ingrid Nilsen (a.k.a. Missglamorazzi), Destin Sandin (of the science channel Smarter Every Day), and Adande Thorne (a.k.a. sWooZie)--all of whom have over 3 million subscribers each--will all get to ask questions of the president, presumably related to issues brought up during the State of the Union tomorrow night. All three YouTubers posted videos expressing their excitement and encouraging fans to send questions their way: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The State of the Union airs...
  • The nuns who are challenging Obamacare will attend the State of the Union

    01/12/2016 12:20:47 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Mike DeBonis
    Two members of the order of Catholic nuns waging a court battle against President Obama’s signature health-care reform law will attend his final State of the Union address Tuesday as guests of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis). The Little Sisters of Poor are challenging the health law’s requirement that group insurance plans offer contraceptive coverage at no additional cost.
  • The State of the Union under President Obama - A Total Disaster

    01/12/2016 7:57:38 PM PST · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 12, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After listening tonight to President Obama’s fairy tale, called the State of the Union speech, here is the real State of the Union in these United States. ISIS is on the rampage across the globe. The President’s 10,000 sorties are miniscule when compared to other US military campaigns. For over a year and a half, on average, we have flown about 15 sorties a day against ISIS. Seventy-five percent of those missions have been waived off because of the President’s worries about collateral or environmental damage. Other sorties are turned around because of a lack of forward air controllers on...
  • State of Trump's Union Address

    01/12/2016 7:56:16 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 9 replies
    1/12/2016 | dragnet2
    Teleprompters and all, how many times did Obama directly refer to Trump and this political revolution? This should be good for even better rating for Trump.
  • Wayne Allyn Root Tea Party Response to the SOTU-Live Stream

    01/12/2016 7:31:35 PM PST · by Syncro · 60 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 1-12-2016 | Wayne Root
    Wayne Allyn Root will Rock It, starting just after Haley is through
  • Live Thread: 2016 State of the Union Address (9 p.m. EST 1/12/16) Followed by GOP at 10 p.m.

    01/12/2016 5:08:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 1,479 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    President Obama delivers his final State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress. Republican Response to the State of the Union Address Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) delivers the Republican response to President Obama's annual State of the Union address.
  • N.J. imam to be guest at Obama's State of the Union speech

    01/12/2016 4:43:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | January 12, 2016 | Jonathan D. Salant
    WASHINGTON -- A New Jersey imam will be sitting Tuesday in the same place where House members last year voted to restrict Syrian refugees from coming to the U.S. Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey in Monmouth Junction will be watching President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in person as the guest of Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12th Dist.). The speech traditionally is given in the chambers of the U.S. House. "We will be, all of us, under the roof of the Congress," Chebli said by telephone. "Who can say, 'So-and-so is better...
  • Wasserman Schultz: As A Jew, It Is Incumbent Upon Me To Stand With My Persecuted Muslim Brothers

    01/12/2016 1:35:12 PM PST · by presidio9 · 175 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 12, 2016
    Appearing alongside with Dr. Mohsin Jaffer, a Muslim constituent she invited as her guest to tonight's State of the Union address, DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told MSNBC it was "incumbent" upon her to stand with Muslims because as a Jew she knows what persecution is. Wasserman Schultz on MSNBC: I've been appalled as so many of my constituents have been appalled at the vitriol and the hatred and the appalling reactions of some towards Muslims and Muslim-Americans and I felt for me as a member of a minority religion myself, a religion, Judaism, that has been persecuted...
  • Political Science Theater 2016 - State of the Union address

    01/12/2016 12:10:09 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 8 replies
    Ever feel frustrated while watching the State of the Union? We do too. Watch the State of the Union address live with Glenn, Pat & Stu for a hilarious evening of mockery. It's time for a new kind of coverage. #TheBlazeSOTU
  • Yep. Kim Davis is coming to the SoTU

    01/12/2016 10:31:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The First Lady will be featuring an empty chair as one of her guests for the State of the Union speech tonight. (It’s really rather crass to be stealing ideas from Clint Eastwood, isn’t it, Madam?) The empty chair will be joined by Syrian refugee Refaai Hamo, Paris train attack hero Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone, Ryan Reyes (whose boyfriend died at San Bernardino) and Satya Nadella.But it’s not just Obama cheerleaders in the crowd. As the Hill reports, one guest will be from a decidedly different camp. The Kentucky clerk briefly jailed last year for refusing to hand out...
  • Paul Ryan invites Little Sisters of the Poor to State of the Union

    01/12/2016 10:19:38 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/12/16 | W. James Antle III
    House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Monday that he has invited two representatives of Little Sisters of the Poor to join him at President Obama's last State of the Union address Tuesday night. Little Sisters of the Poor is an order of Catholic nuns who serve the elderly poor. It's also the group that sought protection from Obamacare's mandate to offer birth control and other drugs in violation of their religious beliefs. Ryan was part of a friend-of-the-court brief filed in support of a case filed with the Supreme Court by the Sisters...
  • Kim Davis to attend State of the Union speech, The Hill reports

    01/12/2016 8:09:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    WDRB) ^ | dalton main
    Sources told the publication Davis would be a guest of the Family Research Council for President Obama’s speech. ... Meanwhile, a plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized gay marriage, Jim Obergefell will be a guest of the president.
  • Posted from: Michelle Obama‚Äôs Mirror

    01/12/2016 6:20:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-12-2016 | MOTUS
    Get ready: what with all the whooping and hollering from the rabble in the peanut gallery this could well turn into a 5-bucket popcorn night. Big Guy has a ton of accomplishments to run through during his SOTU 2016 highlights reel. And his final victory lap is certain to include many crowd pleasing soundbites like "Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive," and ‚ÄúObamaCare: Because Death and Taxes Weren't Certain Enough‚Ķ‚ÄĚ And if that‚Äôs not enough grist for your popcorn eating machine, tune into the Clinton Crime Family reality show. Did Hillary violate public corruption laws by ‚Äúaccepting‚ÄĚ...
  • Leaders of Designated Terrorist Group Invited to State of the Union

    01/12/2016 4:48:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 12, 2016 | January 12, 2016
    Leaders of Designated Terrorist Group Invited to State of the Union Guess who gets a front row seat to watch the President? January 12, 2016 Joe Kaufman When President Barack Obama takes the stage tonight for his State of the Union address to the American people, he will be doing so with at least two individuals associated with terrorism seated in front of him. The individuals, Nezar Hamze and Sameena Usman, are leaders of CAIR and have involvement with Islamic Relief, two groups that have been named terrorist organizations by the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Nezar Hamze...
  • Muslim group's officials invited to State of the Union

    01/12/2016 2:37:23 AM PST · by Excellence · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Two officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations will be attending the State of the Union address Tuesday as guests of Democratic lawmakers. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.) and Alcee Hastings (Fla.) will both be hosting representatives from CAIR chapters in their respective states, the group announced Monday. Lofgren will be bringing Sameena Usman, a government relations coordinator in the San Francisco office, while Hastings will host Nezar Hamze, the chief operating officer of the nonprofit's Florida branch.
  • Wasserman Schultz: Nikki Haley chosen for SOTU response because GOP has ‚Äėdiversity problem‚Äô

    01/11/2016 3:24:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz suggested Monday that the only reason the GOP has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver the party's official response to President Obama's State of the Union address is because of her race. "It's pretty clear that Nikki Haley is being chosen because the Republican Party has a diversity problem," the Florida Democrat said on a conference call previewing the speech, Politico reported. "Haley's failed record gives her no credibility whatsoever," she said. "In fact it exemplifies exactly why the last thing we need is a Republican to make the same mistakes...
  • ‚ÄėBlack Lives Matter‚Äô co-founder to attend State of the Union

    01/10/2016 5:03:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WNCN-TV ^ | January 10, 2016 | Lauren Burke, NBC News
    WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) - Alicia Garza, one of the founders of Black LIves Matter, will be the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) at President Obama's last State of the Union address on Tuesday. Garza is a constituent of Rep. Lee's. The Congresswoman is active on issues of poverty, civil rights and education. "Looking forward to welcoming #BlackLivesMatter co-creator, @aliciagarza, as my #SOTU guest. She's a powerful voice for justice and reform," tweeted Rep. Lee on Friday....
  • 'Road tour' by Cabinet members to promote Obama proposals

    01/10/2016 4:43:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2016 6:20 PM EST | Kevin Freking
    Cabinet members will be traveling around the country in the coming days to help promote President Barack Obama's State of the Union proposals. The White House says the "road tour" is geared toward highlighting pressing issues facing the country such as climate change, health, criminal justice and access to opportunity. ...
  • Syrian refugee among first lady's guests for State of Union

    01/10/2016 2:14:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 10, 2016 | KEVIN FREKING
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Syrian scientist stricken with cancer and seeking a new start for his family in Michigan will represent Syrian refugees as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama for the president's final State of the Union address. President Barack Obama has committed to accepting an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees, but some Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates are critical of the expansion. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, for example, noted the recent arrest of two Iraqi refugees.
  • Dems invite Muslims to Obama's last State of the Union

    01/10/2016 9:20:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Jan. 8, 2016 | Nicole Duran
    Congress's first Muslim member, Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, and nine other Democrats are inviting Muslim guests to Tuesday's State of the Union address to combat the anti-Muslim rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the electorate. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said she's helping to organize the effort because "leading political figures have made offensive and outrageous suggestions that we should create a national registry of all people of one particular faith and that we should prevent any person of that faith from even entering this great country."Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis.,...
  • CNN Analyst: Obama's Push To Admit Refugees 'Principled' Not 'Political'

    01/10/2016 5:15:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As Rush Limbaugh would say, they're not refugees or illegal immigrants: they're undocumented Democrats . . . On this morning's New Day, CNN political analyst Josh Rogin [formerly of the Daily Beast], repeatedly claimed that President Obama's push to admit refugees from Syria and elsewhere is a "principled" position, not a "political" one. Does Rogin or anyone else seriously believe that the admission of refugees is not of a piece with the opening of our borders to immigrants, illegal and otherwise, in an effort to flood the electoral rolls with Democrats-to-be? Does anyone imagine Obama and his fellow Dems would...
  • Minn. Somali Restaurant Owner Invited to D.C. for State of Union Address

    01/08/2016 7:18:19 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies ^ | 1/8/16 | Brandi Powell
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  • Ted Cruz blasts Obama‚Äôs plan for empty SOTU seat in pro-life tweet

    01/08/2016 2:29:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
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