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Posted on 01/21/2010 6:49:38 PM PST by Nachum
END OF YEAR ONE
Obama's Fifty Second Week in Office
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"The List" for 1/20/2010
Stepping up pressure on Wall Street, President Barack Obama on Thursday plans to call for giving the government new powers to limit the size and complexity of large financial institutions and to limit their ability to engage in high-risk trades.
More socialist ties for Obama. Obama has been researched to have a history with the radical group "The Committee of Correspondence". The organization was born in 1992 out of a major split in the Communist Party USA, incorporating Trotskyites, former Maoists, socialists and anarchists to form an entirely new party. The party has strong ties to Cuba , Vietnam, Venezuela and the communist parties of France and the former East Germany.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lifted a U.S. ban on a planned visit by a leading European Muslim critic of the Iraq war. Clinton signed orders which ended the ban on Professor Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University, who was barred due to alleged terrorism ties which he denies
The Social Security Administration (SSA) spent $30 million in stimulus money in 2009 to hire 585 new bureaucrats who will be responsible for certifying whether people are eligible for disability so they can be paid by the taxpayers not to work.'
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama donated $15,000 today to the Haiti relief efforts, the White House confirms. The donation came from their personal bank account, a check written to the Clinton-Bush Haiti fund.
VIDEO: Obama- " The Senate certainly should not try to jam anything through until Brown is seated"
Adm. Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, told Congress that senior national security officials were not consulted before the FBI decided to press civilian charges against the suspect, alleged al Qaeda operative Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Blair said Abdulmutallab should have interrogated by the High Value Interrogation Group, which Obama set up last year by after deciding to close the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a blow to an administration trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day. Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda.
VIDEO: David Axelrod and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on MSNBC this morning where they would not agree that Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts was a "wake-up call" to President Obama and the Democrats.
"The List" for 1/19/2010
White House and Coakley blame each other for Coakley loss. Trade barbs
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says nothing special is being planned to take note of Obama's first year as president. Obama took the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol around noon on Jan. 20, 2009.
Erroll Southers, nominated by President Obama to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), said that we will never win a war on terrorism in the permanent sense, but we can focus on trying to contain terrorism.
Obama Black Panther-gate timeline
Hans Spakovsky has revealed that the involvement of the White House in the stonewalling of the investigation involving the Black Panthers. By examining the schedule of visitor logs to the White House and significant dates in the saga of the Black Panther case, he builds a case -- at least circumstantially -- that political appointees, as well as a White House deputy counsel with close ties to Barack Obama, were closely involved in allowing the Black Panther party members to basically get off scot-free.
The Obama administration will demand IRA and 401(k) holders buy trillions of dollars in Treasury bonds.
Assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis C. Borzi and Deputy Assistant Treasury Mark Iwry are planning to stage a public comment period before implementing regulations that would require private investors to structure IRA and 401(k) accounts into what could amount to a U.S. Treasury debt-backed government annuity
"The List" for 1/18/2010
As the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to propose changes to NASAs human spaceflight program in the presidents 2011 budget request to lawmakers Feb. 1, an independent NASA safety advisory panel is warning the space agency against abandoning its current plans. In an annual report issued Jan. 15, the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel cautioned the United States against halting work on NASAs Ares 1 rocket to fund unproven commercial alternatives.
The White House new communications director is lobbing new firebombs at Fox News, saying it is not "a traditional news organization" and won't be treated as equal to other news networks. The remarks were by Dan Pfeiffer, who recently replaced Anita Dunn as the White House communications director.
A handful of large insurance companies, most of which turned down government bailout funds, would likely owe money under the proposed Financial Crisis Responsibility tax. The proposed tax, unveiled Thursday by President Barack Obama, would amount to 0.15% of total assets minus high-quality capital, such as common stock, and disclosed and retained earnings. Insurance-policy reserves would be untaxed, being already subject to federal fees, according to the White House
By the numbers look at Obama's first year
Obama met on Dec. 22 with top officials of the C.I.A, F.B.I., and Dept. of Homeland Security who ticked off a list of possible plots against the United States and how their agencies were working to disrupt them- prior to Detroit airliner attack. Many clues were missed.
Chai Feldblum, the Georgetown University law professor nominated by President Obama to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has written that society should not tolerate any private beliefs, including religious beliefs, that may negatively affect homosexual equality.
"The List" for 1/17/2010
White House sources: "Yeah, we think Coakley will lose" Multiple advisers to President Obama have privately told party officials that they believe Democrat Martha Coakley is going to lose Tuesdays special election to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat held by the late Ted Kennedy for more than 40 years, several Democratic sources told CNN Sunday.
Martha Coakley and Barack Obama held a rally today in Boston. They couldnt fill the hall at a university.
VIDEO: Obama heckled at Coakley rally
Obama goes to Massachussetts for last ditch effort to salvage 60th Democratic Senate seat.
Obama's favorite phrase, "Let me be clear"- Obama relies on his "let me be clear" set-up. He deploys it in formal speech
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Q: How can Obama save money on his tax return??
A: Write off his second term.
I thought Jimmy Carter was a disaster. I have never seen anything like this.
Thanks for your hard work, Nachum.
I never expected this when I started keeping track. Never.
I didn’t either, Nachum. I thought they would be more clever.
The Stalenist era was a study of mine when I was in college with a history minor. To see it attempted in America is astounding. But maybe not Freedom is in the DNA. So perhaps one more time, we win, they lose.