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  • The White House Celebrates Passover By Hosting A Seder

    04/17/2014 9:08:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    May God smite this Pharaonic imposter with every gay fudgepacking STD plague imaginable, to make the original Plagues of Egypt seem benign by comparison.
  • Oversight member on Lois Lerner: ‘Now I see why IRS is scared to give up emails’

    04/17/2014 4:37:40 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 107 replies
    daily caller ^ | 4-16-14 | Patrick Howley
    Key members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform expressed outrage at revelations made in newly released emails showing ex-IRS official Lois Lerner coordinating with the Department of Justice on prosecuting nonprofit groups. One committee member said the emails prove why the IRS is “scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner’s emails.” IRS commissioner John Koskinen was recently threatened with contempt for stonewalling the committee’s investigation. Koskinen claimed in a hearing that it could take years to provide the documents requested by Oversight. “The release of new documents underscores the political nature of IRS Tea Party...
  • WH Report: Chronic Marijuana Users Up 84% in 10 Years

    04/01/2014 3:52:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 1, 2014 - 2:21 PM | Ali Meyer
    The number of chronic marijuana users—defined as those who used it on four or more days in the past month—increased 84.3% between 2000 to 2010, according to a RAND Corporation report commissioned by the White House. “In January 2012, the U.S. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) asked RAND to generate national estimates of the total number of users, total expenditures, and total consumption for four illicit drugs from 2000 to 2010: cocaine (including crack), heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine (or meth),” says the report, What America’s Users Spend on Illicit Drugs: 2000-2010. …
  • White House looks to regulate cow flatulence as part of climate agenda

    03/28/2014 6:45:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 28,2014 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    As part of its plan to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama administration is targeting the dairy industry to reduce methane emissions in their operations. This comes despite falling methane emission levels across the economy since 1990. The White House has proposed cutting methane emissions from the dairy industry by 25 percent by 2020. Although U.S. agriculture only accounts for about 9 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, it makes up a sizeableportion of methane emissions — which is a very potent greenhouse gas. Some of these methane emissions come from cow...
  • White House eyes new regulations to cut methane from oil, gas sector (In REGS Ve TRvst)

    03/28/2014 9:23:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/28/14 | Roberta Rampton and Timothy Gardner - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it will take a hard look at whether new regulations are needed to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry, part of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change. Regulators will start by proposing new rules later this year to reduce venting and flaring from oil and gas wells on public lands, one way to begin slashing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas, said Dan Utech, Obama's top energy and climate aide. Most oil and gas production takes place on privately owned land. The Environmental Protection Agency...
  • President Barack Obama meets Pope Francis...Pope KICKS HIM....

    03/27/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 20 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | March 27, 2014 | Carlo3b DAD/CHEF/AUTHOR
    President Barack Obama meets Pope Francis in Vatican City and Pope KICKS HIM IN THE BALLS.Pope Francis claims that he was "answering the prayers of millions of Americans, and Billions around the world." President Obama was left speechless, White House mum.. Developing...
  • CBS News Spills Beans, Whitehouse Press Briefings are staged and rehearsed, Cover-up being attempted

    03/20/2014 9:53:52 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 89 replies
    Both The Weekly Standard and AUN-TV ^ | 3-20-2013 | Daniel Harper + Dana Allen
    Hi, The Weekly Standard put up a article about how a AZ CBS reporter confessed that Jay Carney and key people in the DC Press meet before briefings and he gets the questions and gives them the answers. Its all a charade in the televised Briefings. We suspected that, but now we know the details on how it is rigged. Nevada's biggest Obama fan Jon Ralston was even offended to find out how contrived it is. Now for the cover-up. The video has been blacked out on YouTube. Both Carney and the reporter are denying what she said on air....
  • “Most transparent” White House ever rewrote FOIA to exclude its own docs

    03/19/2014 1:16:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2014 | BRUCE MCQUAIN
    That’s right, the Obama White House has quietly rewritten a portion of the Freedom Of Information Act to exclude what it calls “White House equities” from being released without a White House review. The rewrite was inspired by a 2009 memo by then White House counsel, Greg Craig: The Greg memo is described in detail in a new study made public today by Cause of Action, a Washington-based nonprofit watchdog group that monitors government transparency and accountability.How serious an attack on the public’s right to know is the Obama administration’s invention of the “White House equities” exception?“FOIA is designed to...
  • White House pastry chef resigns: ‘I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs’

    03/18/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses is resigning after First Lady Michelle Obama fundamentally changed his job duties to focus on healthier food. Yosses is leaving the White House in June to work on a new project focusing on “food literacy” and The New York Times says Michelle is “partly to blame.” The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007 to make his trademark cookie plates and sugar sculptures. Mrs. Obama took over in 2009 and ordered Yosses to make healthier plates in smaller portions. Yosses began replacing butter with fruit puree and sugar with honey...
  • Hundreds of kids arrested at White House in Keystone Pipeline protest

    03/03/2014 1:07:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/03/2013 | Rick Moran
    About 300 people were arrested at the White House - most of them students - in a protest against approval of the Keystone pipeline.The reasons they oppose the project are so far out in left field, they aren't even in the ballpark. Politico: More than 300 anti-Keystone XL protesters were arrested Sunday afternoon outside the White House in the latest push by environmentalists to convince the Obama administration to reject the Canadian oil pipeline. The student-led protest, organized by XL Dissent, started with a rally at Georgetown University. The students marched from there to the White House — with a...
  • Netanyahu vows tough line for White House talks

    03/02/2014 11:11:04 PM PST · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-2-14 | JOSEF FEDERMAN
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister headed to Washington on Sunday for a high-stakes meeting with President Barack Obama about U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts, vowing to maintain a tough line in the face of heavy international pressure to begin making concessions to the Palestinians. Benjamin Netanyahu's defiant tone set the stage for what could be a difficult meeting Monday with Obama. But with the clock ticking toward an April target date for a preliminary agreement, the Israeli leader could soon be forced to begin laying out a clearer vision for a future peace deal with the Palestinians. Shortly before takeoff,...
  • Keystone XL protesters arrested after strapping selves to White House fence

    03/02/2014 3:37:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Guardian ^ | 3/02/14
    Police on Sunday arrested around 200 people who strapped themselves to the White House fence to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The protesters were mostly college students who participated in a peaceful march that began at Georgetown University and ended outside the White House. The marchers chanted “climate justice now” and carried signs such as “don’t tarnish the Earth” in their efforts to convince President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline. They say it will contribute to global warming.
  • White House hopes Michelle Obama can allay Dem midterm fears

    02/28/2014 3:00:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/28/14 | Brian Hughes
    Michelle Obama is everywhere these days -- and the White House plans to keep her in the spotlight through November's midterms. The first lady is pushing a ban on junk-food ads and trumpeting new nutrition labels -- in addition to doing comedy skits with Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell -- as part of a ramped-up schedule for arguably the most popular Democratic woman in Washington. With President Obama seen as a potential albatross in competitive congressional races, some Democrats are clamoring for the first lady to take a more active role to fend off the GOP effort to take back...
  • Video: Supporters cheer after President Obama sneezes

    02/26/2014 5:27:19 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 25, 2014
    During a speech to Organizing for Action supporters, President Obama paused as he sneezed into the microphone during his speech. "I've been working so hard I might be getting a cold," Obama said. "I actually think I'm OK." "I gotta 'Get Covered,'" he added, referring to his signature health care law, which prompted applause and cheers from his supporters. Obama praised his supporters for promoting Obamacare. "The work you’re doing is God’s work," he said. "It is hard work."
  • White House pushes for black enrollees (Husseincare 'final push')

    02/22/2014 3:36:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/14 | Jonathan Easley
    The Obama administration is engaged in a “final coordinated push” to enroll blacks in ObamaCare, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday. Jarrett said blacks have a “disproportionately low rate of coverage,” and called enrolling them the administration’s “top priority.” “We still have a long way to go and we want to make sure we take advantage of every opportunity for outreach,” she said in a Friday conference call with reporters and three mayors that preside over large black communities: Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and A.C. Wharton of Memphis, Tenn. An estimated 6.8 million...
  • White House offers cybersecurity tips (not satire)

    02/13/2014 4:51:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/14 | Kate Tummarello
    The Obama administration on Wednesday released a long-awaited framework for cybersecurity that is intended to nudge businesses toward strengthening their networks against attacks. The voluntary guidance, established by President Obama via executive order and developed by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, gives critical infrastructure companies a guidebook for ways to prevent and respond to the growing threat of cyberattacks. The framework includes a “core” that outlines standards that companies can implement to identify, detect, respond to and recover from cyber threats. “The goal is not to expand regulation,” one administration official said. “Our goal is to...
  • The Clintons in the War on Women

    02/11/2014 1:26:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Do Americans want another Clinton in the White House? As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flirts with running in 2016, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., also a potential White House candidate, has put an interesting spin on Bill Clinton's White House years. Democrats shouldn't accuse the GOP of waging a "war on women," he recently told "Meet the Press," because President Clinton was a "sexual predator" with former intern Monica Lewinsky. The next skirmish in the war on the war on women came from the Washington Free Beacon, which reported on papers archived at the University of Arkansas Libraries by...
  • White House praises gay Mo. player’s announcement

    02/10/2014 12:37:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 10, 2014 3:29 PM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player’s decision to announce that he is gay, with President Barack Obama’s spokesman, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden all portraying him as a courageous and inspirational athlete. […] The tweet was signed “-mo,” which is how the White House marks messages personally sent by the first lady. …
  • White House on lockdown after man ´with two suspicious bags tried climbing over the fence´

    02/07/2014 1:50:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/7/14 | Meghan Keneally
    The White House has been put on lockdwon after an unidentified man was caught trying to jump the fence Friday afternoon. Secret Service officers apprehended the suspect and he is now in custody. The man was said to be carrying two large bags but the agency has not released any further information about the incident. They stressed to NBC News that they are not especially worried about the bags now that the man is in custody but they are following standard protocol. That included a call to Washington´s Metro Police Department´s Explosive Ordinance Division and they are said to be...
  • Obama jets 949-page farm bill to Michigan for signing ceremony

    02/07/2014 11:43:12 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/7/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama boarded Air Force One this morning together with the 949-page, $956 billion farm bill, which he plans to sign at the Michigan State University on Friday. The president was accompanied by White House press secretary Jay Carney, Senior Advisors Dan Pfeiffer and Valerie Jarrett.
  • White House: Obamacare Incentivizes Entrepreneurship By Allowing Ppl To Work Less, Get Subsidies

    02/04/2014 3:58:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 22 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 4, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    ED HENRY, FOX NEWS: Jason, on your example, and you’re talking about somebody making -- working 60 or 65 hours a week and they might now be able to work. I can’t remember if you used 30 or 35 hours a week. And they'd have health insurance, just an example. So it's a good thing that they now have health care; maybe they didn’t before. But isn’t that man or woman going from 60 or 65 hours to 30 hours -- JASON FURMAN, WHITE HOUSE ECONOMIC ADVISER: No, no. HENRY: They're making less money, right? FURMAN: I'm saying if they...
  • Donor to Groups Devoted to Reducing U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Receives Scientific Achievement Award

    02/03/2014 7:24:12 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    FREEBEACON.COM ^ | February 3, 2014 5:34 pm | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A donor to a Democratic representative and a number of groups devoted to reducing the U.S. nuclear stockpile received a prestigious White House award for scientific achievement on Monday. Article Link: Donor to Groups Devoted to Reducing U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Receives Scientific Achievement Award | Washington Free Beacon (http://freebeacon.com/donor-to-groups-devoted-to-reducing-u-s-nuclear-stockpile-receives-scientific-achievement-award/)Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Exposed: Obama Blocks White House Council on Boys and Men

    02/03/2014 6:28:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    A White House Council on Women and Girls was formed in 2009 under the Obama administration to ensure that government agencies were taking into account the needs of women and girls. Warren Farrell, who has served on the board of NOW in New York City and writes books about men’s and women’s issues, was asked to be an adviser to the Council. He agreed, but suggested the need for a White House Council on Boys and Men. He was invited to submit a proposal to create one. Farrell got to work, and over the next 18 months put together a...
  • White House to 'Make Sure' Syria Gives Up Chemical Arms - Washington Wire - WSJ

    02/02/2014 10:38:01 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 14 replies
    BLOGS.WSJ.COM ^ | 10:21 am Feb 2, 2014 | Adam Entous
    The White House said Sunday it would 'make sure' the Syrian regime complies with an accord to give up its chemical arsenal, insisting the deal can still be salvaged despite implementation delays and missed deadlines. Article Link: White House to ‘Make Sure’ Syria Gives Up Chemical Arms - Washington Wire - WSJ (http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/02/02/white-house-to-make-sure-syria-gives-up-chemical-arms/?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories)Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Obama Tweets Pic of Himself Throwing Football on Super Bowl Sunday

    02/02/2014 10:30:05 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 93 replies
    TRUTHREVOLT.ORG | 2.2.2014 | Truth Revolt
    On Sunday, President Obama celebrated the Super Bowl by having the White House tweet a picture of him throwing a football. Article Link: Obama Tweets Pic of Himself Throwing Football on Super Bowl Sunday | Truth Revolt (http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/obama-tweets-pic-himself-throwing-football-super-bowl-sunday)
  • White House Soap Opera: Alleged Marital Discord between the Obamas Breaks into Media

    02/02/2014 7:38:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Desperate to distract from the ongoing Obamacare disaster, alleged marital discord between Barack and Michelle Obama is being strategically leaked by White House insiders, and beginning to break into the mainstream media via familiar channels. Anyone who stood in a supermarket checkout line last week (a sizable portion of the adult female population, and not inconsiderable portion of the males) saw the National Enquirer cover story blaring allegations of a screaming match between the Obamas in the wake of Michelle's star-studded fiftieth birthday party. That story has now broken into the  mainstream media via the world's most popular English...
  • Medved: White House Protection for Black-Out Drunks

    01/31/2014 6:25:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Truth Revolt.org ^ | 30JAN2014 | Michael Medved
    Do American young women deserve a sacred, federally-protected right to engage in reckless, irresponsible and even illegal behavior with no fear of consequences? Vice President Biden seems to think so. After a White House meeting in January to announce a new task force to curb sexual assaults on campus, the ever-effusive VEEP declared that every woman should expect such federal protection “no matter what she’s wearing, no matter whether she’s in a bar, in a dormitory, in the back seat of a car, on a street, drunk or sober.” His remarks accompanied the release of a new report by the...
  • Obama White House Hypocritically Pays Women Less Than Men

    01/31/2014 6:53:53 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    IBD ^ | January 30, 2914 | Editor
    Paycheck Fairness: The president who repeated the feminist "77 cents" myth and touted equal pay for equal work in the State of the Union hasn't practiced what he preaches with the women he employs. The feminist heroine that prompted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act might be surprised to learn of the Obama White House's war on women, paying its female staffers only 87 cents on the dollar compared with their male counterparts. So when Obama lectured that "women deserve equal pay for equal work," he hasn't exactly been true to his school. Last September, economist Mark J. Perry noted...
  • Steny Hoyer: White House Should Give Women Equal Pay

    01/29/2014 12:52:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 28, 2014 | Kerry Picket
    Minutes after President Obama ripped America's gender “wage gap” during the State of the Union of Address, House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told Breitbart News "of course" he thinks the White House should pay its female staffers equally to any equal work done by male White House personnel. "Well, of course," Hoyer responded when asked by Breitbart News.
  • "Big Block of Cheese Day" - The White House is Open for Questions

    01/29/2014 3:41:01 AM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 17 replies
    The White House Blog ^ | Jan. 29, 2014 | Erin Lindsay
    President Obama has always been dedicated to the idea that the White House is truly "The People's House" and has worked to make 1600 Pennsylvania and his administration open and accessible. This isn't a new idea, the same can be said of President Andrew Jackson. On February 22, 1837, President Jackson hosted an open house featuring a 1,400-pound block of cheese that sat in the main foyer of the White House. This original "Big Block of Cheese Day" opened the doors of the White House to thousands of citizens to interact with cabinet members and White House staff – and...
  • AIPAC’s open revolt against White House: Report (Wasserman Schultz still silent)

    01/25/2014 3:31:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    PressTV ^ | 1/24/14
    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s attack against the Florida congresswoman over Iran sanctions legislation shows its “open revolt against the White House's Iran diplomacy,” a report says. In a letter, the AIPAC strongly lashed out at Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is known as a staunch Israel supporter, for being silent over the legislation, Foreign Policy’s The Cable reported. According to the report, the harsh criticism that one of Congress’s most pro-Israel lawmakers is not pro-Israel enough for the lobbying group “raised eyebrows among some current and former AIPAC officials.”
  • Jill Abramson: 'This is the most secretive White House I have ever dealt with'

    01/24/2014 5:58:38 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | January 23, 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson says that President Obama's White House is the "most secretive White House" that she's covered during her long tenure as a political journalist. "I would say it is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering, and that includes — I spent 22 years of my career in Washington and covered presidents from President Reagan on up through now, and I was Washington bureau chief of the Times during George W. Bush's first term," Abramson told Al Jazeera America in an interview that will air on Sunday. "I...
  • Obama health care adviser Jennings leaving White House (health reasons)

    01/23/2014 4:46:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/23/14 | Jeff Mason
    Chris Jennings, a top adviser to President Barack Obama who played a key part in the rollout of his signature healthcare law, is leaving the White House for health and family reasons, an aide told Reuters. Jennings, who previously served in the Clinton administration, was brought on board last year before the flawed rollout of the program created one of the biggest political problems Obama has faced since entering office. "Chris served the country at a time when he was needed most," White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said in a statement.
  • White House Misstated Iran's Postion: 'We Won't Dismantle Anything'

    01/22/2014 4:14:35 PM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 15 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | January 22, 2014 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In a televised interview on Wednesday, Jan. 22, Iran’s foreign minister said that a fact sheet distributed by the White House mischaracterized what Iran agreed to do in the Interim Nuclear Agreement. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, told CNN’s chief national security correspondent that the Obama administration “tried to create a false impression” by claiming that Iran had agreed to “dismantle” the machinery that enabled it to enrich uranium above five percent. The Iranian diplomat said that he was “not interested” in playing verbal games, while the White House was engaged in “underplaying its concessions and overplaying Iranian commitments.”...
  • White House summary of Iranian nuke "deal" Implementation

    01/18/2014 11:30:31 AM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 18, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Released on January 16th, the White House Summary fails -- again -- to deal with Iran's continuing development of nuclear weaponry.  Iran has blasted the summary as "one sided;" what does that mean? According to the White House Summary, What Iran Has Committed To DoOn January 20th, the IAEA will report on the current status of Iran's nuclear program, and particularly on its uranium enrichment program and the Arak reactor.  The IAEA will also report on several specific steps that Iran has committed to take by or on the first day of implementation, including: Halting production of near-20% enriched uranium and disabling the...
  • Queen Michelle and Countess Oprah on Fantasy Island

    01/09/2014 4:37:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    *arˇisˇtocˇraˇcy noun \?a-r?-'stä-kr?-se, ?er-?-\1:government by the best individuals or by a small privileged class2 a:a government in which power is vested in a minority consisting of those believed to be best qualifiedb :a state with such a government3:a governing body or upper class usually made up of a hereditary nobility4:the aggregate of those believed to be superior(*From Merriam-Webster) It’s good to be the queen. Just ask Dennis Rodman, or perhaps his little friend Kim Jung Un. Better yet, consult with Queen Bee Michelle Obama and Countess Oprah Winfrey who are relaxing on a Hawaiian vacation together before the hectic, terrible...
  • The GOP Needs a Conservative in 2016

    01/08/2014 4:52:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | January 7, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    There are moments in American political history when dissatisfaction with the old order and suspicion—even fear—of its ways presents the opportunity for monumental change. It happened in 1932 as the nation sank into Depression and voted out the “business of America is business” crowd, installing a leftist plutocrat in the White House instead. It happened in 1980 when high taxes and inept leadership demanded a steady hand committed to unfettering American entrepreneurship. And in 2016, it can happen again—as long as Republicans nominate an ideological conservative, ideally with a good dose of charisma—someone who can vividly explain conservative principles to...
  • CNN: Former WH Official Acknowledges Obama's 'Maybe' Not Good at Governing

    01/06/2014 6:40:41 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/6/2014 | Daniel Halper
    CNN report Peter Hamby reports on a recent conversation he had with a former White House official: "I talked to a former Obama White House person, just before Christmas, when Obama was sort of adrift, figuring out what to do, his poll numbers were pretty low. And he said, 'Look, the president needs to find an issue to campaign on. This is what he's good at. He's really good at campaigning. Maybe not governing,' according to this Democrat," Hamby said this morning on CNN.
  • White House doesn't dispute report finding no al Qaeda role in Benghazi attack

    12/29/2013 3:52:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/28/13 | Kristen Welker, Becky Bratu
    A senior Obama administration official said the White House does not dispute a New York Times article published Saturday about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which found no evidence al Qaeda was involved. **SNIP** The newspaper said its investigation took months and was "centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its context." It is not surprising the White House would welcome this report. Since the attack, Republicans have accused the Obama administration of downplaying the perpetrators' links to al Qaeda for political gain. The attack...
  • Predictions For 2014: Next Year Could Be Very Good For Sarah Palin, Republicans

    12/26/2013 8:07:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | December 26, 2013 | Nathan Francis
    Predictions for 2014 point to a very good year for Republicans, who have a chance to put behind the losses of 2012 with a good shot at winning the Senate and a surprise presidential candidate waiting in the wings. The past year was something of a rebound for the GOP. After raising hopes of holding off Obama from being re-elected — and an entire election season painting him as incapable — Republicans were stunned by his seemingly easy re-election over Mitt Romney in 2012. Beaten but not defeated, Republicans spent 2013 quietly building up the next generation of leaders, including...
  • White House touts O-Care in praising de Blasio's daughter

    12/26/2013 4:24:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/25/13 | Ian Swanson
    The White House on Tuesday plugged ObamaCare in praising the decision by New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s daughter to open up about her struggles with drugs and depression. Chiara de Blasio’s decision to go public gives voice “to the millions who suffer from substance abuse disorders,” Gil Kerlikowske, the White House drug policy director, said in a statement released late on Tuesday. He also said Obama’s signature health law could help de Blasio and others like her. Kerlikowske said the law expands access to mental health treatment, which will give “many more a chance to follow in Chiara’s footsteps.”...
  • White House Tries to Prevent Judge From Ruling on Surveillance Efforts

    12/21/2013 2:41:25 PM PST · by Theoria · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 Dec 2013 | CHARLIE SAVAGE and DAVID E. SANGER
    The Obama administration moved late Friday to prevent a judge in California from ruling on the constitutionality of warrantless surveillance programs authorized during the Bush administration, telling a court that recent disclosures about National Security Agency spying were not enough to undermine its claim that litigating the case would jeopardize state secrets. In a set of filings in the two long-running cases in the Northern District of California, the government acknowledged facts that it had long held out to be secrets that would put the country at risk if they were to come out in court, including that the N.S.A....
  • Michelle knows best: Kids ‘owe’ it to their moms to enroll in Obamacare

    12/21/2013 11:05:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 20, 2013 | The Washington Times
    The White House is apparently turning to guilt to drive Americans toward Obamacare. First lady Michelle Obama told “Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton” that children owe it to their mothers to enroll in Obamacare.
  • (Exempt) WH releases report on what would happen if Obamacare is repealed

    12/20/2013 2:17:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    WASHINGTON -- Repealing the Affordable Care Act would raise costs and strip protections for families across the United States, a White House report released Thursday said. The report, aimed at congressional Republicans wanting to repeal the law, colloquially known as Obamacare, said millions of Americans are benefiting from the reforms by seeing lower healthcare costs, new protections and expanded access to quality care at an affordable cost. "The president and supporters of reform are committed to helping ordinary Americans and businesses take advantage of the benefits of the health care law," the White House said when releasing the report.
  • Court Rejects Obama Admin Executive Privilege Arguments

    12/18/2013 3:50:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 18, 2013 | C.J Ciaramella
    Judge dings admin for ‘cavalier attitude’ toward transparencyA federal judge Tuesday rejected the Obama administration’s sweeping claims of executive privilege and ordered the disclosure of a foreign aid directive signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 but never publicly released. U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle ruled the presidential order is not within the bounds of executive privilege and called the government’s arguments in favor of secrecy “troubling.” “The government appears to adopt the cavalier attitude that the President should be permitted to convey orders throughout the Executive Branch without public oversight … to engage in what is in effect...
  • Incompetence

    12/18/2013 9:41:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 59 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-17-13 | Peggy Noonan
    Everyone is doing thoughtful year-end pieces on President Obama. Writers and reporters agree he’s had his worst year ever. I infer from most of their essays an unstated but broadly held sense of foreboding: There’s no particular reason to believe next year will be better, and in fact signs and indications point to continued trouble. I would add that in recent weeks I have begun to worry about the basic competency of the administration, its ability to perform the most fundamental duties of executive management. One reason I worry is that I frequently speak with people who interact with the...
  • 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...
  • Give ‘piece’ a chance: White House makes Twitter typo, sparks Obamacare photo meme

    12/13/2013 5:51:39 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 12/12/2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    President Obama is back on the offensive when it comes to promoting the Affordable Care Act. But White House aides may want to hit the spell-checker next time before they get carried away promoting the president’s message. On Thursday, the White House tweeted a picture of Obama holding a sign with the Twitter hashtag “#GetCovered Because.” The message on the president’s sign read: “Nobody should go broke just because they get sick.” The photo immediately launched a small social media tidal wave, with people creating their own “GetCovered” images. But the White House may have unintentionally created one of the...
  • Thrifty Obamas make do with 24 Christmas trees (down from 54 last year)

    12/11/2013 6:05:16 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 09, 2013 | Andrew Malcolm
    One of the Obamas' two dozen Christmas trees arrives. You may remember earlier this year that President Obama, in a fit of pique over Congress actually allowing his sequester cuts idea to take effect, had White House public tours canceled to save lunch money. During the later partial government shutdown, he ordered national monuments "closed," even though most are open-air. Now, comes holiday season in the Obama White House. Every president entertains there, though the Obamas showed no shyness about frequent lavish celebrity galas even as millions of fellow Americans struggled during the recession's highest unemployment. Every president decorates...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

    12/05/2013 5:32:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Homeland Insecurity: The radical Muslim Brotherhood is often dismissed in the media as a distant threat. In fact, this sworn U.S. enemy isn't just overseas. It's inside the gates of the White House. At least six American Islamist activists who work closely with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and the Center for Security Policy in Washington. As we list the worst of these subversives, bear in mind that the FBI in 2004 uncovered the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood's strategic plan to infiltrate the U.S. government...