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  • Barack Obama: The Most Uninformed President in History

    10/28/2013 12:58:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/2013 | MIKE FLYNN
    I've always thought of Barack Obama as the "Chauncey Gardiner" of American politics. Like Peter Sellers' character in the classic film, "Being There," Obama is an embodiment of outsiders' hopes and dreams for who they think he is. Reality, like the film, shows there isn't really a lot of there, there.This weekend, we learned that President Obama "didn't know about" NSA spying on world leaders, especially German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He also "didn't know about" the posthumously obvious problems with the rollout of the ObamaCare website exchanges. According to the New York Times, these problems were evident 8 months ago....
  • Witness 8 Is Ready For Her Close-Up

    06/26/2013 4:13:44 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    Talkleft ^ | June 25, 2013 | Jeralyn Merritt
    Rachel Jeantel, identified by the State and defense in opening statements as the young woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin minutes before the shooting, is ready to take the stand. (She tweeted the photo above this weekend, with the caption "court nails.") Apparently, the state intends to call her as a witness after all. So who is Rachel Jeantel? Smoking Gun reviews her twitter account, but only tells half the story. [More...] Why this matters? Because Team Crump portrayed her to the media and America as a broken-hearted, traumatized minor, holding a press conference to play her...
  • Second IRS employee pleads the 5th at Oversight hearing

    06/26/2013 10:53:23 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 26, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    What’s going on at the IRS? Don’t expect answers from some of the people who work there. A manager suspected of steering hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to a friend became the second major figure to take the Fifth at a House Oversight Committee hearing into a widening range of malfeasance at the IRS:
  • Russia Rejects US Demand for Snowden's Extradition

    06/25/2013 2:48:26 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 131 replies
    hnewsobserver.com ^ | June 24, 2013
    MOSCOW — Russia's foreign minister has rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has apparently stopped in Moscow while trying to evade U.S. justice. Sergey Lavrov said that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border and insisted that Russia has nothing to do with him, his relations with U.S. justice or his travel plans. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, he angrily lashed out at the U.S. demands for the extradition and warnings of negative consequences if Moscow fails to comply. Lavrov said that accusing Russia of "violation of U.S. laws and even some sort of...
  • White House launches website as part of Obamacare blitz (Unconstitutional-Tyranny!)

    06/24/2013 12:00:13 PM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.
    <p>The Obama administration has revamped a government website aimed at promoting the federal health care law as part of its all-hands-on-deck campaign to get Americans enrolled in the law’s insurance markets when they debut this fall.</p> <p>The site, healthcare.gov, features sleeker graphics than its prior iteration and features a “Start Now” button that takes consumers on a step-by-step guide to coverage, with questions on age, gender, location and employment, among other things.</p>
  • Fixing Our Broken Immigration System will save One Trillion Dollars! (over the next two decades)

    06/20/2013 12:01:04 PM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 6/20/13 | Munoz
    Hi, all! This week, we got some big news about the immigration reform bill. It's a little wonky, but it's so great that I couldn't wait to share it with you. The nonpartisan experts who estimate the financial impact of legislation for Congress concluded that because undocumented immigrants will start paying more in taxes for things like education and Social Security, the immigration proposal in the Senate will make the economy fairer for middle class families while cutting the U.S. deficit by almost $1,000,000,000,000 over the next two decades. With every passing day, it’s becoming clear that we can’t afford...
  • Zuckerberg asks Samsung for “Facebook phone”: sources

    06/19/2013 1:11:30 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 11 replies
    Joong Ang Ilbo ^ | 06/19/2013 | Kim Ji-hyun
    Mark Zuckerberg, one of the young cofounders of Facebook, on Tuesday met with Samsung Electronics executives including the heir Lee Jay-yong and mobile unit chief Shin Jong-kyun to ask Samsung to manufacture a “Facebook-friendly” phone, industry watchers said. “Facebook has every intention of becoming the second Google, and with that intent in mind, Zuckerberg is said to have asked Samsung to step up cooperation by launching a phone with a Facebook interface,” said one watcher, declining to be identified. However, Samsung is unlikely to be considering the request for Facebook-platform phone in a positive light, industry experts said, as there...
  • Employers Dropping Spousal Coverage to Avoid ObamaCare Fees

    06/17/2013 3:02:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Michael Tennant
    With healthcare costs continually on the rise — a situation compounded by ObamaCare’s new taxes and regulations — employers are looking for every means possible to keep those costs down. The healthcare law requires them to offer coverage to all full-time employees and their dependent children aged 25 and younger. The one person whose coverage it does not mandate, however, is the employee’s spouse; spousal coverage, therefore, is increasingly on employers’ chopping blocks. According to MarketWatch, since the passage of ObamaCare, companies have instituted various measures designed to discourage, if not outright exclude, individuals from obtaining health coverage via their...
  • Mob of Pro-Illegal Immigrant Goons Storm Kansas Secretary of State’s Home (Video)

    06/18/2013 1:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 18, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Hundreds of pro-immigration goons stormed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s home this past weekend. The mob brought megaphones and rallied on his front porch. And they hurled threats at his family. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The leftists dared the Secretary of State to come outside. Todd Starnes at Townhall reported: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is calling for a criminal investigation after a huge mob of illegal alien supporters surrounded his private home Saturday and held a rally on his front porch. At least 200 members of Sunflower Community Action were bussed into Kobach’s Kansas City-area neighborhood on Saturday – to...
  • Obama's Africa Trip Could Cost $100 Million

    06/14/2013 6:53:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 06/14/2013 | Lisa Barron
    President Barack Obama's trip to Africa later this month could be one of the most expensive of his tenure, costing the government as much as $100 million. According to a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post, hundreds of Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, which the first family will visit from June 26 to July 3. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency. In addition, military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support...
  • Judge: Obama sex assault comments 'unlawful command influence'

    06/14/2013 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    Two defendants in military sexual assault cases cannot be punitively discharged, if found guilty, because of “unlawful command influence” derived from comments made by President Barack Obama, a judge ruled in a Hawaii military court this week
  • WH nixes Obama safari..plan includes SNIPERS take out lions,cheetahs if they threaten 1st couple

    06/13/2013 8:04:58 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 58 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | UPDATED: 17:02 EST, 13 June 2013 | By DAVID MARTOSKO IN WASHINGTON
    President and Mrs. Obama are planning a trip to sub-Saharan Africa later in the month, but the White House has scotched a plan to include a Tanzanian safari on the agenda after a reporter revealed that a team of snipers with high-powered military assault rifles would accompany him in the wild. The Washington Post reported Thursday afternoon that the itinerary's dangers 'would have required the president’s special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat.' The newspaper based its report on a confidential planning document leaked...
  • Black Forest Fire: I-25 impacted by more evacuations; 360 homes & 15,000 acres burned

    06/13/2013 3:14:33 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 43 replies
    7 News the Denver Channel ^ | 06/13/13 | unknown
    EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - Colorado's most destructive fire continues to roar through the heavily wooded neighborhoods in Black Forest, and is heading toward the city of Colorado Springs, prompting officials yet again to expand the mandatory evacuation zone Thursday afternoon, now to include parts of the city of Colorado Springs. The newest evacuations impact 1,020 homes and 3,000 people. Officials say University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will open as a shelter for evacuees within the hour. The Colorado State Patrol also said at 2:30 p.m. that through traffic on northbound and southbound Interstate 25 from Interquest Parkway to...
  • White House: U.S. To Give Syria Rebels Military Aid After Chemical Attacks

    06/13/2013 3:37:49 PM PDT · by edpc · 217 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 13 June 2013 | Olivier Knox and Rachel Rose Hartman
    In a sharp escalation of the U.S. role in Syria's bloody civil war, the White House announced late Thursday that it will provide military aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad after confirming that his government used chemical weapons on the opposition. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call that President Barack Obama had heard pleas from Syria's rebel Supreme Military Council (SMC) for more help. "Our aim is to be responsive," Rhodes said, underlining that the new assistance would have "direct military purposes."
  • Obama's Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers

    06/12/2013 10:54:33 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 92 replies
    Homeland Insecurity: The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won't snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are. That's right, the government's sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized. Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents.
  • GOP Rep. Notices IRS Agents Training with AR-15s During DHS Tour: ‘I’m Looking Into the Issue Now’

    06/12/2013 1:51:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 113 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    This little item could give the IRS’ whole “targeting” conservatives scandal a brand-new twist. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) tweeted that he observed IRS agents training with AR-15s when he toured the Department of Homeland Security: A few weeks ago when I toured a DHS facility I saw #IRS agents training with AR-15's. I'm looking into the issue now. #PJNET
  • Tech companies urge U.S. to ease secrecy rules on national security probes (PRISM: A Love Story)

    06/11/2013 11:14:34 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-12-2013 | Craig Timberg and Cecilia Kang
    <p>Technology companies stung by the controversy over the National Security Agency’s sweeping Internet surveillance program are calling on U.S. officials to ease the secrecy surrounding national security investigations and lift long-standing gag orders covering the nature and extent of information collected about Internet users.</p>
  • Troops 'targeted by NSA for anti-Obama views'

    06/12/2013 5:50:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 58 replies
    WND ^ | 6/12/2013 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The NSA is systematically monitoring the Internet posts and telephone conversations of U.S. military returning from Afghanistan, according to a civil-liberties attorney. “The FBI and the Secret Service are showing up to request an interview to question specific Internet posts the veteran has placed on websites such as Facebook,” explained attorney John Whitehead, founder of the Rutherford Institute. Whitehead said the agencies are looking for “anti-Obama views that can be interpreted to reflect psychological problems of sufficient seriousness to disqualify the veteran from ever owning a firearm.”Rutherford told WND credible sources within the National Security Agency have told him the...
  • NSA Scandal Sends Sales of George Orwell's '1984' Soaring on Amazon (Sales up almost 6000%)

    06/11/2013 8:58:09 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 35 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | June 11, 2013 | Eamon Murphy
    The LA Times reports that sales of the book, which concerns a discontented propagandist working for the Ministry of Truth in a time of endless war, are up 5,771 percent as of Tuesday morning. From a sales rank of 12,507 in the days before The Guardian published top-secret government documents provided by Snowden, "1984" has risen to crack Amazon's top 200.
  • Clapper under fire for suggesting no knowledge of fed's massive phone, email collecting

    06/11/2013 2:25:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    fox ^ | 6/11/13 | fox
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is under fire for statements he made before Congress that suggested he had no knowledge about federal government programs that collected data on millions of Americans’ phone calls and Internet activities. In March, Clapper said at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that he was not aware that the National Security Agency was involved in such large-scale efforts. The questioning of Clapper’s statements follow blockbuster news last week that the federal government has since 9/11 been logging millions, perhaps billions, of calls and Internet activities and as the NSA’s top official goes before the same...
  • Professor From Columbia Comes Forward Saying Obama Never Attended the University

    06/09/2013 9:01:51 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 297 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 8 June, 2013 | Wayne Allen Root
    My life has crossed paths with President Obama on multiple occasions. According to Obama, we were Columbia University classmates, both Pre Law and Political Science majors in the Class of ’83. I also ran against Obama in 2008 on the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket. What are the odds? But something about “the Obama at Columbia story” has always bothered me. Earlier in the week right here at The Blaze I wrote about having just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual- he wasn’t...
  • Republican IRS agent says Cincinnati began 'Tea Party' inquiries

    06/09/2013 3:16:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/9/13 | David Morgan and Kim Dixon
    A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy. In an official interview transcript released on Sunday by Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, the manager said he and an underling set aside "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups that had applied for tax-exempt status because the organizations appeared to pose a new precedent that could affect future IRS filings. Cummings, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducting the...
  • Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    06/09/2013 11:41:17 AM PDT · by sunmars · 357 replies
    GUARDIAN ^ | Sunday 9 June 2013 14.27 EDT | Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras in Hong Kong
    The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell. The Guardian, after several days of interviews, is revealing his identity at his request. From the moment he decided to disclose numerous top-secret documents to the public, he was determined not to opt for the protection of anonymity. "I...
  • IRS employee: Washington showed “unprecedented interest” in Tea Party groups

    06/08/2013 8:36:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Elizabeth Hofacre has turned out to be a gold mine to investigators of political corruption at the IRS. The Cincinnati-office specialist didn’t take kindly to having the entire mess dumped on the shoulders of her colleagues and herself, and has made it plain in depositions that this was no low-level innovation. The Hill became the latest media outlet to peruse the transcripts, and added a little more to the growing public record of the targeting effort’s genesis in Washington rather than Cincinnati: An IRS staffer in Cincinnati told congressional investigators that a Washington official was the driving force behind the...
  • ‘People!’: Teleprompterless, Obama calls to aides who forgot to put speech on podium [VIDEO]

    06/08/2013 4:59:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/7/13 | Vince Cogliane
    Obama was caught without his prepared remarks Friday afternoon, leading him shout for his aides as they frantically looked for a paper copy of his statement. Obama, who rarely goes off script during his statements, acknowledged to his San Jose, Calif., audience that he couldn’t make a speech without the prepared version in front of him. “I want to thank everybody who’s here. I think there’s only one problem, and that is that my remarks are not sitting here,” Obama said.
  • Government likely to open criminal probe into NSA leaks: officials

    06/08/2013 4:01:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 7, 2013 8:37pm EDT | Mark Hosenball
    President Barack Obama’s administration is likely to open a criminal investigation into the leaking of highly classified documents that revealed the secret surveillance of Americans’ telephone and email traffic, U.S. officials said on Friday. The law enforcement and security officials, who were not authorized to speak publicly, said the agencies that normally conduct such investigations, including the FBI and Justice Department, were expecting a probe into the leaks to a British and an American newspaper. … Leaks to media outlets this week have revealed a government campaign of domestic surveillance going far beyond anything that had been acknowledged previously. …
  • Officials: NSA mistakenly intercepted emails, phone calls of innocent Americans

    06/07/2013 4:26:05 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 116 replies
    nbc ^ | 6/7 | isakoff
    The National Security Agency has at times mistakenly intercepted the private email messages and phone calls of Americans who had no link to terrorism, requiring Justice Department officials to report the errors to a secret national security court and destroy the data, according to two former U.S. intelligence officials. At least some of the phone calls and emails were pulled from among the hundreds of millions stored by telecommunications companies as part of an NSA surveillance program. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, Thursday night publicly acknowledged what he called “a sensitive intelligence collection program” after its existence was...
  • Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks

    06/07/2013 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Calamari · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 7 June 2013 15.06 EDT | Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill
    Barack Obama has ordered his senior national security and intelligence officials to draw up a list of potential overseas targets for US cyber-attacks, a top secret presidential directive obtained by the Guardian reveals. The 18-page Presidential Policy Directive 20, issued in October last year but never published, states that what it calls Offensive Cyber Effects Operations (OCEO) "can offer unique and unconventional capabilities to advance US national objectives around the world with little or no warning to the adversary or target and with potential effects ranging from subtle to severely damaging". It says the government will "identify potential targets of...