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Posted on 11/13/2009 1:54:46 PM PST by Nachum
Obama's Forty Second Week in Office
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"The List" for 11/13/2009
Fort Hood murderer, Nidal Hasan listed on page 29 of Janet Napoitano's Homeland Security Policy Institute's presidental task force report.
4 days late, the Obama administration releases photo of Obama-Netanyahu meeting
The United States does not accept continued Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank, a senior U.S. state department official has said, adding that Jerusalem's commitment to restrain settlement activity is not enough. In an address to the Middle East Institute, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William J. Burns on Tuesday said that the Obama administration does not "accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements." "We consider the Israeli offer to restrain settlement activity to be a potentially important step, but it obviously falls short of the continuing Roadmap obligation for a full settlement freeze," he said.
The FDA backs off a proposed plan to restrict oysters after huge criticism from the coast
The Obama administration is confident Congress will raise the countrys debt limit by year end to avert a showdown similar to the one that shuttered parts of the government in 1995, administration officials said.
Obama plans to announce in next year's State of the Union address that he wants to focus extensively on cutting the federal deficit in 2010 and will downplay other new domestic spending beyond jobs programs,
The Obama administration has met many of the border security benchmarks Congress set in 2007 as a prerequisite to immigration reform and now it's time to change the law, Homeland Secretary Janet Napoitano said Friday
On Obama's first trip to Japan he gives concessions on Marine bases
Obama says he would be "Honored" to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Obama administration to push for amnesty to illegal aliens in 2010
The EPA took a baseball bat to Arch Coal's knees last week with its stunning announcement that it's taking the first step that may lead to revocation of Arch's permit at the Spruce No. 1 mine.
VIDEO: Obama says he is "absolutely convinced" that Mohammed will be "subject to the most exacting demands of justice.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, self-described mastermind of the attacks, and four others will be tried in New York federal court. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday he expects to order prosecutors to seek the death penalty in the five cases
Obama covered his heart for Russian National Anthem.... but not for the US
"The List" for 11/12/2009
Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign for the Democrat nomination deliberately appealed to white supremacy, fear and anxiety, charged longtime Barack Obama colleague and Weatherman terrorist William Ayers and wife, Bernardine Dohrn. In a co-authored article in the socialist Monthly Review magazine, the two radicals argued last year's national elections had "racist" undertones and that President Obama's ascent to power can be used to "build a new society."
Obama does not salute or cover his heart during the national anthem.... again
Rattner family ties, ACORN, and the Justice Dept. Rattner is a big donor to Obama with connections to ACORN. Rattner is asking for big stimulus dollars. No Justice Dept. investigation of ACORN. Questions mount.
Pakistanis blame the U.S. for recent Taliban terror bombings
Networks are silent as Obama breaks his pledge not to tax middle class
According to the Monthly Treasury Statement, the US economy continues melting away as receipts are nowhere near to funding outlays, meaning more and more debt has to be used (and more and more interest expense has to be paid as a result). The deficit last month of $176 billion was $20 billion worse than a year ago, and is the single worst October reading in US history. The number was a function of $312 billion in outlays and just $135 billion in receipts, an 18% decline YoY, and also the weakest reading for the month of October since 2002.
VIDEO: Obama and Hillary Clinton debate on CNN- Obama is asked "What is the most important policy difference between you and your opponent?" Obama mocks Clinton wanting to "force" insurance on people
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the dismissal of the first Obama eligibility case, filed in August 2008 by Phil Berg.
Obama administration considering using TARP funds to pay down deficit
Obama administration memo to remove Republicans
The Obama administration intends to purge Republicans from the the civil service. Memo sent out to all agencies.
The acting inspector general of AmeriCorps said he shredded White House documents at the request of an agency press spokeswoman that pertained to the controversial firing of the previous inspector general, who was ousted after investigating a political ally of President Obama.
VIDEO: KOMO-TV: Nancy Pelosi justifies jail time for non-payment of health care. Do you think its fair to send people to jail who dont buy health insurance? Pelosi: .. "the legislation is very fair in this respect."
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says there is a possibility that budget reconciliation rules could still be used to pass healthcare in the Senate.
Under pressure from a double-digit unemployment rate, President Obama announced that he will hold a jobs summit at the White House in December.
A Chinese government spokesman said Barack Obama should be especially sympathetic to China's opposition to the Dalai Lama and Tibetan independence, as a black president who lauded Abraham Lincoln for helping abolish slavery.
"The List" for 11/11/2009
VIDEO: Bill Clinton's dire warning In 1993 on the economy if we didn't pass health care ...... the same dire warning as Obama in 2009
The White House inteferes in Israeli politics and protests a memorial to Rabbi Meir Kahane.- Any commemoration in the Knesset of the anniversary of Rabbi Meir Kahane's assassination would be harmful to the peace process, the US Embassy told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday.
In a a series of e-mails, an embassy official told the Israeli Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin's office that the possibility of such a ceremony was "something that Senator [George] Mitchell and his team are following with concern."
Obama's decision to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, military prison by Jan. 22 was followed by a series of mistakes and missteps by his administration that will delay the prison's closure for months, according to a report from a policy organization with close ties to the White House.
Obama to pick anti-Israel J-streeter, Hannah Rosenthal, the envoy to combat global anti-semitism. Rosenthal is now a member of the advisory council of the faux
Pro-Israel organization J-street, formed by George Soros and mentored by President Obama in order to give his administration a false appearance of being pro-Israel.
Obama does not plan to accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, pushing instead for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
Obama and Democratic leaders plan to repeal the militarys Dont ask, dont tell policy in next years defense authorization bill.
In a show of miscommunication if not outright discord between Washington and New Delhi, an Indian intelligence team returned home on Tuesday after being denied access to question two Pakistani expatriates accused of plotting terrorist attacks in India.
U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns told the Middle East Institute in Washington on Tuesday that the U.S. recognizes the Iranian regimes right to nuclear power, does not seek regime change and is ready for more talks with Iran.
White House endorses the paid sick leave bill. The bill would guarantee five paid sick days to employees at businesses with 15 or more workers who are directed to stay home by management because they have or are believed to have H1N1 or another communicable disease. The bill would sunset after two years.
Prodded by labor unions, the Obama administration is trying to fix the ailing airline industry, which could lead to a partial return to economic regulation.
While Massachusetts recipients of federal stimulus money collectively report 12,374 jobs saved or created, a Globe review shows that number is wildly exaggerated. Organizations that received stimulus money miscounted jobs, filed erroneous figures, or claimed jobs for work that has not yet started.
The White House expressed disappointment in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent visit to Washington, with officials saying that they had hoped that the prime minister would present a concrete plan to scale back Israeli construction in West Bank settlements, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
The White House has not released any official photos of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting this week with President Obama just one of several signs indicating a rift between the two leaders.
John Limbert, the new senior Iran official at the State Department who replaced Dennis Ross, serves on the advisory board of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). The NAIC is widely considered the de facto lobby for the Iranian regime in America. It opposes sanctions on Iran, soft-pedals any controversial events in Iran, and counsels "patience" regarding Iran's stance towards its nuclear program. The NIAC has been at the forefront of lobbying against continued congressional funding of the Voice of America Persia service, Radio Farad, and grants for Iranian civil society. The NIAC has reportedly received funding from George Soros, who was an honored guest and speaker at one of its symposiums.
US Diplomat says that Netanyahu was "trying to manuever the White House" on Army Radio
A top State Department official spelled out on Tuesday that the goal of the United States in its negotiations in the Middle East is to pressure Israel into expelling Jews from Judea and Samaria in order to "end the occupation that began in 1967."William J. Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, said in his address to the Middle East Institute Tuesday that he sees the U.S.mandate as one of "determined leadership" and that American must be straightforward about its intentions.
U.S. Officials punish Netanyahu with media blackout. Senior US diplomatic sources have confirmed that the media blackout and shroud of secrecy surrounding Monday's meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama was the result of strained relations between the two leaders. Speaking to Israel's Army Radio on Wednesday morning, one unnamed US diplomat said the Obama Administration had become unhappy with what is viewed as Netanyahu's efforts to manipulate its policies during press briefings, and imposed the media blackout on Monday's meeting as a means of bringing the Israeli leader back in line.
The U.S. wants Israel out of the West Bank. One of the top US State Department officials on Tuesday acknowledged that the ultimate goal of US Middle East policy is to cleanse all of Judea and Samaria of Jews and hand that territory in its entirety over to the Palestinian Arabs.
"The List" for 11/10/2009
At Berlin Wall, Hillary Clinton's speech gives message from Obama, ignores Reagan
The explanation of AARP's support of the Obama plan and what it gained.
ABC and CBS skip most of the Fort Hood memorial, exept for Obama
On the Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall Obama says he wants to visit Hiroshima
John Edards' $400 haircut tip came from Obama campaign
VIDEO: Obama says Hasan may have cracked under stress
Obama led a memorial service Tuesday for the 13 people killed in last week's massacre at the largest U.S. military installation, telling thousands of mourners that the legacy of the dead will live beyond their "incomprehensible" slayings.
The Environmental Protection Agency has directed two of its lawyers to makes changes to a YouTube video they posted that is critical of the Obama administrations climate change policy.
VIDEO: Two EPA lawyers give a devastating critique of Obama's "Cap and Trade" idea
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended Obama's Middle East policies, saying that efforts to engage Iran through dialogue and earnest attempts to jump-start the peace process were bearing fruit.
The U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site, Indymedia.us, ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day.
White House communications director Anita Dunn will step down from her post at the end of the month and Dan Pfeiffer, her deputy, will take over, according to sources familiar with the move.
Dispelling rumors in the Israeli media, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday had been "warm." Netanyahu made the comments as he boarded a plane Tuesday leaving the U.S., on his way back to Israel.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu left the White House after a one-hour and 40-minute meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama Monday night without speaking to reporters
"The List" for 11/9/2009
A former U.S. diplomat slated to become the No. 2 Iran official at the State Department, John Limbert, serves on the board of a controversial Iran council that has argued against imposing sanctions on Tehran and has received funding from groups tied to billionaire George Soros. Limbert, a former ambassador to Mauritania, reportedly was appointed to serve as deputy assistant secretary for Iran in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
VIDEO: CBS reports that Obama will send 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan over a 4 year period.
GMAC to get more bailout funds
The White House waited several days to confirm that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could meet with President Barack Obama Monday, and sought conditions first
Obama: "This is a health care bill, not an abortion bill"
Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to give a keynote speech next week to a Michigan group which includes the local branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations even though the FBI has formally severed contacts with the controversial Muslim civil rights organization.
Obama pledges veto for any undoing of cuts in Medicare contained in healthcare bill. The cuts to Medicare must stay in or the bill faces his veto power.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, the ranking Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Monday that the Obama administration has been withholding critical information on the Fort Hood murders allegedly committed by Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan and is demanding that the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Security Agency and the Director of National Intelligence preserve documents relating to the incident for use in potential congressional investigation.
Security Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in Kareem Shora, the national executive director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, to a position on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, an outside-the-department group of national security experts that advises the secretary
Arif Alikhan, currently deputy mayor for the city of Los Angeles, was appointed as assistant secretary for the Office of Policy Development at the Department of Homeland Security. Back in 2007, Alikhan was instrumental in removing the Muslim terror tracking plan in L.A.
The White House, growing concerned that the Congressional timetable for passing a health care overhaul could slip into next year, is stepping up pressure on the Senate for quick action
U.S. Intelelligence knew that Fort Hood murderer tried to contact Al Qaeda months ago
Jake Tapper ask for suggestions from bloggers to form questions to ask President Obama: Nachumlist asks the president-
Records released under the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) show that Andy Stern, the president of the SEIU visited the White House over 22 times. Why did he visit so many times? What role does he or the SEIU have in making public policy? And- What is your relationship with the SEIU?
"The List" for 11/8/2009
Barack Obama- it was a courageous vote by members of Congress..... Sarah Palin- "out-of-control bureaucratic mess"
According to Canadian government officials, a biography of U.S. President Obama provided to Prime Minister Stephen Harper shortly after Obama's inauguration last January qualifies as a state secret.
The Fort Hood murderer is likely to be tried by a military court. Obama would have final say if he gets the death penalty.
The president does not plan to travel to Germany to attend the 20th anniversary celebration Monday of the fall of the Berlin Wall, drawing heated criticism from those who say he's ignoring a shining triumph of American-inspired democracy.
Obamacare/Pelosi health care bill orders jail for no insurance. Section 7203 -misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year. Section 7201 -felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years. [page 3]
UK Telegraph article about Americans who miss President Bush
The UK Telegraph hasstory from America about a new trend that, so far, seems to be going unreported in the American media. Americans, turned off by President Obama's cold demeanor, are missing George W. Bush.
The Obama White House stood silent as the U.N. General Assembly debated a resolution endorsing the stacked investigation that accused Israel of committing crimes against humanity in the Gaza conflict.
Two days after the Fort Hood Massacre the U.S. Homeland Security secretary says she is working to prevent a possible wave of anti-Muslim sentiment after the shootings at Fort Hood in Texas. Janet Napolitano says her agency is working with groups across the United States to try to deflect any backlash against American Muslims following Thursday's rampage by Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim who reportedly expressed growing dismay over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There are reports indicating that Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has reached a secret understanding with the Obama administration over U.S. recognition of an independent Palestinian state unilaterally, bypassing Israel completely.
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Only 42 wks?! Groan...
Just this week at the Veteran's Day memorial:
What a total Jackass!
The Turd in Charge is a discrace!....
An Occupier of the land of Chief Illinowek is telling Jews where they can live in their homeland?
An Occupier of the land of Chief Illinwek is telling Jews where they can live in their homeland?
Here is a list of his accomplishments.