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Posted on 06/11/2010 8:46:13 AM PDT by Nachum
Obama's Seventy Second Week in Office
The List" for 6/10/2010
Gibbs sidesteps Social Security question Asked about affidavits that Obama's ID was assigned to Connecticut
Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced that the FBI is investigating whether excessive force was used by Border Patrol after an agent fatally shot a 15-year-old Mexican boy on the banks of the Rio Grande
Obama and senior administration officials will meet BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg next Wednesday, the White House announced on Thursday
Obama to Kill NASA's Constellation Program, Despite Congressional Approval: The Obama administration may have found a back door way to kill the Constellation space exploration program, even while Congress is mulling over ways to continue it. The move to kill Constellation involves the 120-year-old Anti-Deficiency Act.
The United States joined with the Organisation of American States (OAS) in an unanimously passed voice vote resolution eralier this week calling for negotiations between London and Buenos Aires, a position which is completely unacceptable to Great Britain.
Senior White House officials acknowledged Wednesday afternoon that the new regime of UN Security Council sanctions against Iran would not be sufficient in and of itself to change the behavior of the Iranian government and convince its leaders to stop its nuclear weapons program.
Obama Less Successful Than Unilateralist Bush Was in Pushing U.N. Security Council to Sanction Iran
Clinton Files Show Kagan Advocated Cloning for Human Research
Thousands of Louisianans are going to be out of work because the president wanted a get-tough headline
Senior Tories today warned Barack Obama to back off as billions of pounds were wiped off BP shares in the row over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Mayor Boris Johnson demanded an end to anti-British rhetoric, buck-passing and name-calling
The List" for 6/9/2010
Obama run Census Costs Skyrocket 325% Versus 2000
A Senate vote on Obama's choice for national intelligence director could be delayed into the fall because of questions about whether the nominee, a retired Air Force general, would be too close to the Penttagon
Obama's Deficit commission may target mortgage deductions (caps on tax breaks for mortgage interest)
Obama team honors Walpin-gate transgressor
Gibbs: Obama hasn't talked to Hayward because BP board calls the shots
Elena Kagan, ran much of President Clinton's war on guns from 1995 to 1999.
Obama's Attacks On BP Hurting British Pensioners Barack Obama has been accused of holding "his boot on the throat" of British pensioners after his attacks on BP were blamed for wiping billions off the company's value
White House rejected Israeli intel, blocked use of anti-riot gear against flotilla: Diplomatic sources said the White House rejected Israeli intelligence assessments that the six-ship flotilla contained weapons and Islamist fighters trained to resist any boarding operation.
While Obama is publicly railing against lobbyists for Wall Street, his administration invited some of the same lobbyists to join an exclusive conference call with top White House officials
Gibbs defends Obama's coarse language: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday there have been no second thoughts over President Obama's coarse language directed at oil giant BP earlier in the week.
Tuesday evening was yet another party at the White House, this one for members of Congress to celebrate what host President Obama called the "incredible sacrifices" they make
Members of a panel of experts brought in to advise the Obama administration on how to address offshore drilling safety after the Deepwater Horizon disaster now say Interior Secretary Ken Salazar falsely implied they supported a six-month drilling moratorium they actually oppose.
All the Kalamazoo kids at Obama speech had to show they were legal. Birth certificates were required
Issa asks Office of Special Counsel to investigate WH on Sestak-Romanoff: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) submitted a formal referral for two top White House officials to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for allegedly having violated a law prohibiting federal officials from using official resources for political purposes.
Obama said Wednesday the United States was to unveil a 400-million-dollar civilian aid package for the Palestinians, as he called the situation in the Gaza Strip "unsustainable."
Iran: Obama Makes It Easy for Us: We are very proud of our diplomacy, although we are mainly benefiting from mistakes made by the United States and its allies,
Bipartisan criticism of the Justice Department is soaring on Capitol Hill as the executive branch has repeatedly balked at answering congressional requests for information, according to lawmakers and aides.
Obama issuing memos of all sorts: it appears the White House is issuing new orders to federal agencies at a feverish pace
The List" for 6/8/2010
Rahm Emanuels BP Connection
Obamacare forces its first insurer out of business. The Virginia firm nHealth announced that it will close its doors by the end of the year, thanks to the costs associated with insuring people under the mandates imposed by Congress:
Clinton urges rich Latin Americans to pay 'fair' tax share
Obama has updated America's official vision of Israel's future to stress that the Jewish state must ensure equal rights for Israeli Arabs
Controversial comments made by the dean of the White House press corps, Helen Thomas, were "offensive," but at the same time she had a remarkable career, Obama said
VIDEO: Obama cant explain why he hasnt spoken to BPs CEO
CNBC Host Says Obama Sullied Office With 'Ass to Kick' Line
Under Obama, the United States no longer provides Israel with automatic support at the United Nations where the Jewish state faces a constant barrage of criticism and condemnation
Administration Advances Plan to Federalize Private Pension System
Deficit reduction commission bailed out by White House
Part of the health care overhaul due to kick in this September could strip more than 1 million people of their insurance coverage, violating a key goal of President Barack Obamas reforms. Under the provision, insurance companies will no longer be able to apply broad annual caps on the amount of money they pay out on health policies. Employer groups say the ban could essentially wipe out a niche insurance market that many part-time workers and retail and restaurant employees have come to rely on
Boehner ridicules Obama's healthcare town hall with seniors as PR gimmick
Obama is defending his signature health care overhaul to seniors, doing his best to convince the crucial voting group that they'll actually benefit from the law. Speaking at a senior center in suburban Maryland
The White House and its allies are launching a massive public relations campaign to convince a skeptical public that its historic health care reform legislation is just what the doctor ordered. But some Democratic partisans say the PR juggernaut wouldn't have been necessary if the administration hadn't lost control of the message in the first place.
Obama Administration Says Most of $787 Billion Stimulus Funds Spoken For, But only 50% Spent So Far To Jolt Economy
The Netanyahu governments attitude to the United States shows it is waiting for President [Sarah] Palin, an Obama official reportedly told Peter Beinart, writing for the Atlantic Monthly news site.
The Obama administration, facing rising anger on the Gulf Coast over the loss of jobs and income from a drilling moratorium, said Monday that it would move quickly to release new safety requirements that would allow the reopening of offshore oil and gas exploration in shallow waters
Obama ignores D-Day anniversary goes to theatre party instead
BP's chief executive wouldn't have a job if President Barack Obama were in charge of the oil company, the president said Tuesday.
The List" for 6/7/2010
Remember Rahm Emanuel's rent-free D.C. apartment? The owner: A BP adviser
VIDEO: Obama... met with experts on Gulf 'so I'd know whose ass to kick'
Obama: I met with experts on Gulf 'so I'd know whose ass to kick'
BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward hasnt spoken directly to Obama since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20
What oil disaster? Obama to have second music party of the week.
In less than a week, the Obama administration left Israel hanging out to dry three separate times: UN Security Council, the administration succumbed to the rush to criticize Israel in a statement, at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva it failed to sway opinion, and at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference, the United States joined the consensus on a statement condemning Israel
Sestak skips Obama event as new job offer allegations surface
Grave Opposition in Congress to Director of National Intelligence Nomination by the Obama administration
Obama Wastes Millions of Taxpayer Dollars on Personal Entertainment
Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division is the conscience of our nation and that he has restored its primacy within the department during his first year on the job.
Obama has yet to veto any spending bill
The United States has asked Israel to investigate an incident in which an American woman lost an eye after being shot by Israeli forces with a tear gas canister during a pro-Palestinian protest in Jerusalem
Obamas choice to be the next director of national intelligence supported the view that Saddam Husseins regime in Iraq sent weapons and documents to Syria in the weeks before the 2003 U.S. invasion. Numerous contradicitions as a choice for th eObama administration.
Obama's Deficit Reduction Commission Seeks Increase in its Budget
The Obama administration is unveiling a new $125 million publicity campaign over the next five years to promote the pro-abortion health care law
VIDEO: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today called anti-Jewish remarks by Helen Thomas reprehensible
Controversial remarks about Israel by veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas drew sharp criticism from the Obama administration on Monday
The List" for 6/6/2010
Obama will host a tele-town hall at a Maryland senior center on Tuesday as Democrats work to boost support for the healthcare law in advance of the November congressional elections.The event in Wheaton, Md., is timed to the first mailing of $250 rebate checks to senior citizens as part of the broad healthcare bill Obama signed in March
Sources along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana have reported to Conservative Examiner that citizens, private relief groups, photographers, bloggers, and citizen journalists have been barred from access to the region. Only 'authorized' personnel are allowed, and that includes those journalists that are deemed 'authorized' by the federal government. Conservative Examiner has also learned that the few authorized journalists and photographers that are allowed in the area have been instructed by the Feds not to write anything critical of the Obama Administration's response
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Sunday strongly backed the nomination of James Clapper as the new Director of National Intelligence
Gov. Rick Perry today was joined by local government and business leaders to decry Washington's latest attempt to extend federal control over the state's authority, an action that would undermine Texas successful clean air programs and cost the state thousands of jobs
A newly-produced document today from the Clinton archives is the second to show Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan defending ex-President Bill Clinton's veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortions.
Obama breaks his promise on global whaling ban.
The List" for 6/5/2010
Lawmakers uneasy with Obama's intelligence nominee: conflict of interest. Nominee could be beholden to the Pentagon
Blowback from White House attempts to dangle administration jobs in front of insurgent Democratic challengers is now threatening to burn candidates in some of the most competitive Senate contests in the nation, expanding the scope of damage well beyond the two states where the furor originated.
Obama's message to voters: It's not as bad as it used to be. In a broad defense of his administrations economic policy, Obama referred at least five times the dire conditions he faced upon taking office 16 months ago
Obama promised Saturday to stand with the people of the Gulf Coast "until they are made whole" from the oil spill catastrophe.
A top adviser to Obama is the contact person within the White House for communications with the Free Gaza Movement over plans to challenge Israel's blockade of the terrorist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, according to a reputable source close to the Netanyahu government. The source, a career official whose reliability was established through his tips for the book, "Why Israel Can't Wait," identified John O. Brennan, deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism, as the contact.
VIDEO: Helen Thomas Mocks Gibbs Over White House's Lack Of Condemnation Of Israel's Act Of War
FTC draft study proposes massive bailout of newspapers
The List" for 6/4/2010
The United States continues to supply weapons and other security systems to Lebanon's security forces amid rising tensions with Israel
Obama and his team were briefed from the outset that the blowout at the Deepwater Horizons rig was epic in scopeand would not be fixable for a long, long time.
Obama FTC's government policy would encourage a tax on websites like the Drudge Report, (and Nachumlist)
As a domestic policy adviser to former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan helped defend the veto of a measure that would have banned late-term abortions with few exceptions.
The White House said on Friday Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip was unsustainable and urged a Gaza aid vessel sent by pro-Palestinian activists to divert to an Israeli port to reduce the risk of violence.
The White House is encouraging an Irish aid ship bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip to avoid a possible repeat confrontation with Israel and instead sail to the Israeli port of Ashdod to deliver its supplies.
VIDEO: Obama advisor Brennan refers to Jerusalem as "Al Quds"
Janet Napolitano offers to help put stop to illegal border crossings in Saudi Arabia The Obama administration has agreed to help Saudi Arabia secure its dangerous border areas near Yemen.
Obama told Netanyahu not to address Flotilla incident to the world from the United States because he did not want him to use the White House as a stage to present Israel's side of the story. Administration officials to Netanyahu: "Don't come".
FLASHBACK: Census Bureau Hired Only 357,000 temp employees in May 2000 -vs. the Obama White House controlled Census Bureau number of 411,000 in May 2010
Now, the White House concedes that overtures were made to Romanoff about a job but not an actual offer -- to avoid a costly battle with incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet, who has the backing of Obama.
Kagan Documents online
The National Archives has announced that about 46,500 pages of documents from Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagans four years of service in the Clinton White House will go online at 1 p.m. E.T. Friday
Coast Guard Logs Show Admin. Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hrs
VIDEO: I Am Furious: Obama Revs Up Anger Over Oil Spill for Larry King Interview
The end of another glorious week for our fearless leader. Wham! Bam! Pow! Take that- you evil oil slick.
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136 weeks of torture left;(
When I saw the headline, I thought that 70 seconds was how much he actually worked this week. :-)
Just a style note.
On your website, you have “ Weeks’ 8 Through 14 “
The single quote on “Weeks” is not needed.
“Weeks” as you are using it is merely plural, not possessive.
“Weeks 8 Through 14” would be correct.
I would like to see someone listing the exchange between WND and Gibbs on the subject of the SS number.
Gibbs, sidesteps the question.
He also says, at one point, “I’ve seen the president’s birth certificate.”
I mean, are we stupid? Gibbs has seen the BC, but we can’t see it?
Now the refusal to respond to the Connecticutt Social Security number.
The news media is worthless.
feels like 72 years
Thank you, I’ll make the change.
No! thank you for keeping the blow-by-blow account of the destruction of the USA. Future generations will want to know how it happened.
I hope I don’t end up like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. :)