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Posted on 08/13/2010 8:52:37 AM PDT by Nachum
Obama's Eighty First Week in Office
The List" for 8/12/2010
Obama signs bill that requires Texas to maintain education spending to receive federal funds
Obama begins move to the middle
Obama Administration tries to silence the citizen soldier: Military voting rights still aren't protected. That's the message from former Justice Department official M. Eric Eversole, who argues in a column at the front of this section that his former employer is undermining the new law requiring states to mail ballots to military voters at least 45 days before the November elections.
Obamas announce fifth vaction since July
The U.S. government's $700-billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) bailout likely had a greater impact on foreign banks than the stimuli packages of foreign countries had on their American counterparts, according to a report released by the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP),
Obama says worst of recession is over amid economic turmoil on Wall Street
Interior Dept. documents detail Obama admin plotting to seize Western lands without congressional approval
How the Obama administration is attacking Federal Immigration law, limiting agents and hampering operations.
The List" for 8/11/2010
Previously unknown Obama stepsister dies Raises question of whether president adopted by Indonesian stepfather
Clinton backing away from Sestak story? According to the Republicans on the House Oversight Committee, Bill Clinton has now denied that he acted as a go-between with Joe Sestak and the White House on a job offer to get out of the primary for the US Senate seat in Pennsylvania.
At Ramadan, Obama Hails Islam As 'Part Of America'
National debt, budget deficit exploding; Treasury commemorates beginning of Ramadan
Obamas national security adviser, Gen James Jones, has indicated the President may be prepared to meet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad if the regime resumed negotiations over its nuclear programme.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu and The Department of Energy announced the members of his Energy Advisory Board today, and there isnt a single executive from an oil, natural gas, coal or nuclear company, even though those fuels account for 92% of the energy consumed in the US
The White House asked St. Edwards University if it was interested in hosting President Barack Obama for his speech in Austin on Monday, but the university declined
Obamas Plan Fifth Vacation Since July
The Texas attorney general sued the Obama administration Wendesday over its new deep-water offshore drilling moratorium, claiming it is unjustified and federal officials did not contact the state before issuing the ban.
The U.S. government spent itself deeper into the red last month, paying nearly $20 billion in interest on debt and an additional $9.8 billion to help unemployed Americans. Federal spending eclipsed revenue for the 22nd straight time, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. The $165.04 billion deficit, while a bit smaller than the $169.5 billion shortfall expected by economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires, was the second highest for the month on record.
Three governmental investigative bodies have now pored (sic)through the AIG wreckage and turned up disturbing factsthe House Committee on Oversight and Reform; the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, which will make its report at years end; and the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP), which issued its report on AIG in June. The five-member COP, chaired by Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, has produced the most devastating and comprehensive account so far.
In what appeared to be an implicit endorsement of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's own endorsement of the Ground Zero mosque, the State Department published the entire text of the New York City mayor's speech on its affiliate website, www.america.gov.- A State Department official, Joanne Moore, first denied that America.gov was part of the State Department's website. She was then read a line from the website: "Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State," which is at the end of the text of Bloomberg's speech, she said she did not know, then said, "no comment."
VIDEO: Michelle Antoinette Visits the Maryland State House - Peasants Told to Leave the Building
The Obama administration's $26 billion jobs bailout benefits union jobs. The cost works out to roughly $86,666for each union job saved.
States not facing teacher layoffs get federal money from education jobs bill anyway
Another $1 billion will go to a new program being run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It will provide homeowners with emergency zero-interest rate loans of up to $50,000 for up to two years
Just as Michelle Obama returned from her much-criticized luxury vacation to Spain, which cost the U.S. taxpayers an estimated $400,000, her husband cut $11.9 billion from the Food Stamp program
The List" for 8/10/2010
The Spanish Government decides to Fund Freeze Continuation Campaign for building on the Israeli West Bank... right around the time Michelle Obama is in Spain
After Michelle Obama spends five days at an expensive ritzy Spanish resort taking up 60 rooms, she and President Obama will take another vacation on Florida's gulf coast.... for two days.
Confirmed: GE CEO Immelt Scolded NBC Journalists For Reporting Negatively on Obama
VIDEO: Obama refuses to accept letter from Texas Governor Rick Perry on border security
Gov. Rick Perrys meeting at the Austin airport with President Barack Obama on border security lasted a mere 34 seconds, and Perry had to hand a letter on the issue to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett because Obama declined to personally accept it.
Rumor: Multiple Obama Social Security numbers, addresses. 49 different addresses and 16 different SS #s'
The Obama administration claimed to be taking no position on the Ground Zero mosque, with Robert Gibbs explaining that the president would not want to meddle in local affairs. Now it emerges that the Obama State Department is not only footing the bill for Imam Feisal Raufs fling to the Persian Gulf region; it has also posted Mayor Michael Bloombergs speech in vigorous support of Raufs Ground Zero project on its website
Obama protesters arrested after leaving free-speech zone
VIDEO: Obama debates himself Afghanistan
Damage control: First lady went to Spain to spend time with grieving friend
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, drawing criticism for his remarks on the professional left, sent his deputy to fill in for him an hour before he was scheduled to brief reporters on Tuesday. -Gibbs had singled out liberal naysayers in an interview with The Hills Sam Youngman. I hear these people saying hes like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested, Gibbs told him. I mean, its crazy. Hours after the story was published, Gibbs apologized in this statement to the left-leaning Huffington Post, The Washington Posts Greg Sargent and The Atlantics Marc Ambinder:
Obama State Department: Taliban is not a terrorist organization
State Department officials on Monday confirmed Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, will soon be going on a trip of the Middle East and the U.S. government will be picking up the tab.
Obama Justice Dept. now threatens lawsuit against Arizona Sheriff Arpaio's office
Leading gay blogger John Aravosis, writing today at his Americablog about White House spokesman Robert Gibbs attacking inside the beltway progressive critics of Barack Obama, like Aravosis, let slip that he performed surreptitious "dirty work" for Obama at the behest of his 2008 presidential campaign
Obama administration 'observing how Pakistan uses American weapons'
White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left- The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity
The List" for 8/9/2010
The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council and its affiliated local councils, which represents rank-and-file ICE officers, unanimously approved a no-confidence motion on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton and Assistant Director Phyllis Coven. A letter announcing the 259-0 vote said that ICE leaders are pursuing "misguided and reckless initiatives" and that ICE managers "abandoned the Agency's core mission of enforcing United States immigration laws and providing for public safety
The US Congress is blocking funding to the Lebanese military following a cross-border shooting attack on Israeli soldiers last week amidst concern it is cooperating with Hizbullah.
Medicare Trustees.... mostly Obama cabinet people
Obama's eligible for president, in Kenya
VIDEO: Obama's Endless Summer of Fundraising
When Education Secretary Arne Duncan inserted a half-page program description into the economic stimulus act last year, few except top Democratic leaders knew that it would create Race to the Top, a multibillion-dollar sweepstakes to overhaul U.S. schools that gave Duncan's department unprecedented power. With only $4.3 billion less than 1 percent of federal, state and local education dollars Race to the Top is one of many small, relatively inexpensive projects that lawmakers plopped into the recovery act.
Obama Says the GOP Has Spent the Last 20 Months Politicking
Education the economic issue of our time, Obama says in UT speech
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that tough economic times require that he shutter a major command that employs some 5,000 people around Norfolk, Va., and begin to eliminate other jobs throughout the military.
The Obama administration hopes to fill 50,000 to 60,000 entry-level FEDERAL jobs in the next year, the largest burst since the Kennedy era.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is blaming the White House for the lack of hiring.
Obama overtures to business fall flat: Obama has nurtured "an increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation," says Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg,
2009 Flashback: According to data retrieved from recovery.gov, nearly $6.4 billion was used to create or save just under 30,000 jobs in phantom congressional districtsalmost $225,000 per job. (never resolved)
State Dept. delayed 24 hours to condemn recent Lebenese attack at Israel border
This week, the Federal Communications Commission chose to end discussions aimed at finding a compromise on how and whether to regulate the Internet. In doing so, the FCC is solidifying its alliance with neo-Marxist media reform groups to place 1930s era regulations on top of our modern day broadband Internet
Passport documents for Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro recently released by the State Department did not include any birth-certificate documentation for Barack Obama, despite a memorandum in the file claiming he was born in Honolulu.
The Obama administration plans to sell advanced F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia
The Department of Homeland Securitys (DHS) technology program aimed at securing the border and reducing the number of undocumented immigrants is in a constant state of flux and has not produced expected results, according to a government audit.
Summertime Blues Document, Stimulus waste
100 Wasteful Programs of Obama's Stimulus Plan
The great Shore Bank rip-off. Obama/Clinton banking scam of the century. Family connections, loan scams, climate scams, and possibly why Shore bank is the larger big brother of the Madison Guarantee S&L
The government commission tasked with writing a public report to expose the causes of the financial crisis is keeping the structure of its own publishing deal private. On Aug. 3, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a presidential body, announced that it had chosen Little, Brown and Co. to publish its final report about the meltdown -- an anticipated and authoritative account pieced together by well-known journalist Matt Cooper. It did not mention, however, that the deal had unusual terms for the publication of a public document, including an agreement by Little, Brown to pay an advance to the government
Obama's Gay Bath House membership rumors
White House laments that public opinion isnt more pliable
The List" for 8/8/2010
VIDEO: Obama and family on 'Access Hollywood', drags the office through the mud
Obama has reportedly written to Ayatollah Sistani to help resolve Iraq's political impasse.The Federal Reserve is set to downgrade its assessment of US economic prospects when it meets on Tuesday to discuss ways to reboot the flagging recovery.
Newsweek columnist says US funding mosque construction
VIDEO: "Pinocchiio" Obama says his father served in WWII.... Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Obama's father) Born 4/4/36 Died 11/24/82 at the age of 46- He was 5 years old when WW 2 started, and less than 9.5 years old when it ended.- Lolo Soetoro (Obama's step father) Born 1935 Died 3/2/87 at the age of 52 Hewas 6 years old when WW 2 started, and 10 years old when it ended.
The List" for 8/7/2010
VIDEO: 35,000 Boy Scouts boo Obama's recorded message
'Investigate US aid to Lebanese army'- A Florida congressman is seeking an investigation into whether American equipment was used by Lebanese forces who fired on Israel last week or if the soldiers had received US-funded training
General Motors will invest $500 million to produce a new vehicle and eight-cylinder engines in a plant in northeastern Mexico
Another Obama puzzle: 3rd grade in 2 countries ?
Gibbs: White House economic team exhausted after past 18 months
Chris Matthews: Birthers Are Trying To Assassinate Obama With Their Lies
Obama is playing golf with "his boys" today and will hold a barbeque at the White House tomorrow. Plays his 42nd round of golf
The List" for 8/6/2010
At Chicago Ford Plant, Obama Says Critics Lack Faith in Americans
35,000 Boy Scouts boo Obama
When General Motors went through bankruptcy last year, it suspended its political donations. Now that it's owned by the U.S. government, it's donating to lawmakers' pet projects again. The carmaker gave $41,000 to groups associated with lawmakers, the vast majority of it -- $36,000 -- to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation,
Army gags officer challenging Obama eligibility Escorts him from preliminary hearing under guard to prevent communications
The Federal Communications Commission Thursday suspended its weeks-long series of talks with Internet providers on Net neutrality, dealing a blow to efforts to produce a deal that the agency could take to Congress.
Obama Choppers Six Miles For Economy Comments
Spanish police close public beach for Michelle Obama's £250,000 Spanish holiday
Kagan Celebrates Confirmation at White House
Authority given to head of new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may be unconstitutional
Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released a report today titled, Failure of Leadership: President Obama and the Flawed Federal Response to the BP Disaster.
Obama starts to blame Bush by name
A U.S. representative participated for the first time today in Japan's annual commemoration of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima
Obama on Giannoulias: "I know his character"
Solar panels on the White House gone. Now in a museum in China.
"Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby plan Friday to file their response to the government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul
"In the 2010 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds, the Board warns that 'the actual future costs for Medicare are likely to exceed those shown by the current-law projections.'
ObamaCare creates a nightmare of new bureaucracies. There are so many new boards, commissions and agencies created that a new Congressional Research Service report said an accurate count is literally "unknowable" because the law is so vaguely drafted.
Flashback April 23, 2010...: Biden predicts 500,000 jobs per month
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