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  • [NJ Gov] Christie v. Court: Is threat for real?

    04/24/2011 11:26:09 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 85 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 4/24/2011 | Matt Katz
    Gov. Christie said last week that he had mulled defying a possible order from New Jersey's Supreme Court to restore funding to schools. ... If Christie ignores the ruling, scholars said, he could be ruled in contempt of court and personally fined, he could be impeached for violating his oath of office, or he could trigger a constitutional crisis and the statewide closing of schools. ... The current case had its origins nearly 40 years ago. The nonprofit Education Law Center sued the state for more money for poor schools, saying equitable funding was a right under the state constitution...
  • Obama authorizes drone strikes in Libya

    04/21/2011 1:40:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2011 | Daniel Strauss
    President Obama has authorized the use of aerial drone strikes in Libya to aid rebels fighting to oust dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday. Gates stressed that even though the United States will begin using the armed Predator drones in Libya, American soldiers will not be deployed to the country. He said the Libyan people will have to remove Gadhafi themselves, though the U.S. "can provide them with some cover from the air." The announcement falls in line with the Obama administration's pledge to not put American boots on the ground to remove Gadhafi from power....
  • Court rules for Scott- No FL high speed rail

    03/04/2011 8:09:18 AM PST · by Reagan69 · 145 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 03/04/2011 | Janet Zink and Alex Leary,
    TALLAHASSEE — The decades-old dream of high-speed rail in Florida died Friday when the state Supreme Court turned down a last-minute lawsuit to save the project and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced he would send Florida's $2.4 billion to other states.
  • Judge Roger Vinson issues stay of own ruling [updated at link]

    03/03/2011 10:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    Politico ^ | March 3, 2011 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson has issued a stay of his own ruling declaring the health care reform law unconstitutional, giving the Obama administration seven days to file an appeal. The stay means implementation of the law can proceed pending the administration’s appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In his ruling, Vinson repeated what he has said previously — that “the citizens of this country have an interest in having this case resolved as soon as practically possible.” “That was nearly eleven months ago,” he wrote. “In the time since, the battle lines have been...
  • Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings

    02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.
  • Michelle Obama wows in Alexander McQueen gown

    01/19/2011 9:46:11 PM PST · by Zakeet · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2011 | Christina Wilkie
    First Lady Michelle Obama donned a stunning, one-shouldered, red gown on Wednesday night for the state dinner for visiting President Hu Jintao of China. Her color choice was a gracious nod to her Chinese guests: red, while the dominant color of the Chinese flag, also symbolizes prosperity and happiness in Chinese tradition. The dress was designed by the label of Alexander McQueen, a beloved British designer who committed suicide less than a year ago.
  • Jonah Goldberg: These Libs Are “Ideological Ambulance Chasers”

    01/13/2011 9:50:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 13, 2011 | annem040359
    After watching as much as I could take, this debate came down to between Jonah Goldberg a Fox News Contributor presenting in-depth points in this debate moderated by Megyn Kelly, and I do give her credit for keeping things in line, while syndicated radio talk show host Nancy Skinner looked very, very disorganized over the course of the debate as Mr. Goldberg stayed on track. The highlight was when Mr. Goldberg called liberals “ideological ambulance chasers” those who would exploit this very tragic and senseless act in AZ. Spot on Mr. Goldberg.
  • Michelle Obama gets new chief of staff

    01/08/2011 12:19:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1+ views
    White House official Tina Tchen was promoted to assistant to the president and chief of staff for first lady Michelle Obama, the administration said Wednesday. Tchen most recently served as deputy assistant to the president and director of the office of public engagement, and as executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, the White House said. She will still be the council executive director in her new position. "I am thrilled to welcome Tina to my team," Michelle Obama said. "Tina's tenure at the White House has focused on ensuring that communities across the country have...
  • Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans

    01/07/2011 8:57:35 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 320 replies
    CBS News | CNet ^ | 1/7/10 | Declan McCullagh
    STANFORD, Calif. - President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today. It's "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said. That news, first reported by CNET, effectively pushes the department to the forefront of the issue, beating out other potential candidates including the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Mr. Buttons Is Home From Hawaii

    01/07/2011 7:18:04 PM PST · by devolve · 66 replies
    Friday, January 7, 2011 | devolve
  • White Flight

    01/07/2011 4:54:41 PM PST · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7 Jan 2011 | Ronald Brownstein
    By any standard, white voters’ rejection of Democrats in November’s elections was daunting and even historic. Fully 60 percent of whites nationwide backed Republican candidates for the House of Representatives; only 37 percent supported Democrats, according to the National Election Poll exit poll conducted by Edison Research. Not even in Republicans’ 1994 congressional landslide did they win that high a percentage of the white vote. Moreover, those results may understate the extent of the white flight from the Democratic Party, according to a National Journal analysis of previously unpublished exit-poll data provided by Edison Research. The new data show that...
  • Executive Order - Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates

    01/06/2011 5:34:39 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    White House ^ | 12-27-2010 | White House
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 27, 2010 Executive Order - Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates EXECUTIVE ORDER RECRUITING AND HIRING STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 3301 and 3302 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. The Federal Government benefits from a diverse workforce that includes students and recent graduates, who infuse the workplace with their enthusiasm, talents, and unique perspectives. The existing...
  • Graham: Reduce benefits for wealthy seniors

    01/02/2011 10:24:47 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 729 replies
    Charleston City Paper ^ | 2011-01-02 | Greg Hambrick
    Seniors should be older before the receive Social Security and wealthy Americans should receive less benefits across the board, says Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. He made the argument in an interview on Sunday's Meet the Press, but it's a position Graham has advocated for on the stump in South Carolina, including a 2009 stop at The Citadel with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. "What I'm going to do is challenge this country to make some hard decisions," Graham said at the time, telling the crowd of cadets, Tea Partiers, and Graham supporters that they shouldn't give Congress a pass on the...
  • Radical-In-Chief: Truth Finally Comes Out On Jeremiah Wright Connection

    01/01/2011 6:44:06 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 46 replies
    News Real Blog ^ | December 31 2010 | Paul Cooper
    Most of the the nation was shocked during the 2008 presidential campaign when videos came out of Reverend Jeremiah Wright. After all, this was candidate Barack Obama’s spiritual advisor and mentor.  The initial reaction was typical of our divided nation.  Conservatives pushed the Wright videos and the Left tried to silence their importance.  After a while people just got sick of talking about it. When the dust settled the accepted ‘reality’ was that Jeremiah Wright was nuts but Obama barely knew the guy and never heard any of Wright’s more extreme teaching.  Today if you bring up Jeremiah Wright, eyes...
  • Obama's 'Missing Link'

    12/28/2010 11:47:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 62 replies · 16+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2010 | Paul Kengor
    Like many political Americans, right or left or center, I'm still grappling with what President Obama did this week.  I'm trying to get a handle on what it means not so much for the country and the economy, but rather for Barack Obama. On Monday evening came the remarkable announcement by Obama that he had compromised with Republicans on a "framework" to extend the Bush tax cuts.  My take on that action was that Obama was motivated entirely by politics and not at all by ideology. That take was quickly reinforced on Tuesday, when Obama, almost chastising his angry left-wing...
  • Use one word to describe Obama

    12/28/2010 8:43:51 AM PST · by umpqua · 262 replies · 3+ views
    Seems the DUmmies are having a bit of sport at Sarah Palin's expense, so........
  • Obama's police state

    11/26/2010 12:04:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2010 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    President Obama is engaging in a relentless assault on our freedoms and constitutional government. The growing backlash against the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport screening procedures signifies that Americans finally may have had enough. There is a grass-roots revolt against state-sanctioned sexual harassment. And who can blame the protesters? Children are stripped of their shirts, and their private parts are touched. Nuns and old ladies are groped by intrusive TSA agents. Breasts have been fondled. Men's crotches have been patted down. Full-body scanners show images of people naked - a clear violation of privacy and civil liberties. The administration...
  • Flight Attendants Exempt From Scanners, Pat Downs ("known and trusted group"...profiling!)

    11/24/2010 6:54:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    Smarter Travel.com ^ | 11/24/10 | Carl Unger
    The TSA says flight attendants will be able to bypass the agency's new airport security procedures, effective immediately... In an email to Bloomberg, TSA spokesman Nicholas Kimball said, "Flight attendants, like pilots, are a known and trusted group."
  • TSA: Some gov't officials to skip airport security

    11/23/2010 1:20:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 171 replies
    chron.com ^ | 11/23/10 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-sanctioned security details. New heightened security procedures by the Transportation Security Administration, which require either a scan by a full-body detector or an intimate personal pat-down, have spurred passenger outrage in the lead-up to the Thanksgiving holiday airport crush. The senior government officials can opt out of such measures if they fly accompanied by government security guards approved by the TSA. The agency would not explain why it makes these exceptions, but...
  • RICHARD COHEN: Michelle Was Right About Her Country

    11/22/2010 6:50:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 22, 2010 | By RICHARD COHEN
    When I was 11, my father thought it was time to show my sister and me the nation's capital. I have only vague memories of that trip — the heat, the expanse of the White House's grounds, the Jefferson Memorial. I do remember we took Route 1 through Baltimore (no I-95 yet), and it was there that I saw my first sign with the word "colored" on it — a rooming house, I think. This was 1952, and the United States was an apartheid nation. It is Sarah Palin who brings back these memories. In her new book, she reportedly...
  • Jindal: Obama told us not to criticize him on TV

    11/22/2010 11:20:32 AM PST · by Islander7 · 73 replies
    Right Scoop News ^ | Nov 22, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    In an interview this morning on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Bobby Jindal said that at a meeting with the President during the gulf oil spill, that he and the President of Plaquemines Parish were told specifically by Obama not to go on TV and criticize him. Jindal says that it was clear Obama was frustrated with the level of criticism he was getting and goes on to accuse Obama of caring more about perception and politics than actually cutting through the red tape and getting things done. Video is HERE
  • Obama: TSA's Nude Screening a Necessary Inconvenience

    11/21/2010 6:28:15 PM PST · by bd476 · 147 replies · 3+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | November 21, 2010
    "At this point, the Transportation Security Administration, in consultation with our counter-terrorism experts, have indicated to me that the procedures that they've been putting in place are the only ones right now that they consider to be effective against the kind of threat that we saw in the Christmas Day bombing. I understand people's frustrations ... and have asked TSA for assurances that what we're doing is the only way to assure the American people's safety ... One of the most frustrating aspects of this fight against terrorism is that it has created huge inconveniences. Every week I meet...
  • For Obama, it's back to a new reality [“What about the compliments?” the president told reporters]

    11/14/2010 2:17:24 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    For Obama, it's back to a new reality By: Carol E. Lee November 14, 2010 04:10 PM EST The trip began with policy successes and a glowing reception, welcome respite for a president fresh off of a stinging political defeat. But the terrain got thornier as Barack Obama made his way across Asia. Dancing with schoolchildren in Mumbai and reconnecting with a piece of his childhood in Jakarta gave way to a setback on a free trade deal in Seoul and tense confrontations from his counterparts aboutAmerican leadership on the global economy. By the time he headed to his last...
  • Jerome Corsi Digs Deeper - Reveals How Congress Was Prepped To Deflect Obama Eligibility Queries

    11/12/2010 7:11:24 AM PST · by JLWORK · 46 replies
    Here's The Right Side Of It ^ | November 12, 2010 | John L. Work
    Jerome Corsi has done the work of ten police detectives during his investigation to discover Barack Obama’s history, for which the President has spent millions of dollars to conceal from the People and the Press. Corsi’s travels have taken him as far as Kenya, where he was once taken into custody by Kenyan authorities a few years back, and deported before he could gather any birth records and interview potential witnesses which might exist there. Today he published a copyrighted story at WorldNetDaily that relates in detail exactly how members of Congress were provided material by the Congressional Research Service...
  • Scarborough: Top Democrats Have All Told Me That Obama "Has No Idea What He’s Doing"

    11/12/2010 12:21:19 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 93 replies
    HotAirPundit ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2010 | HotAirPundit
    "I wish I could give their names...That is what the top Democratic senators are saying".
  • The NGO Army of George Soros & Maurice Strong

    11/11/2010 10:08:34 AM PST · by maggief · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 11, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    “Be Prepared” must be the two most commonsense words known to humanity. And in times like these, being prepared is survival. The NGOs (non-government organizations) already unleashed in France, Germany, England and Greece will soon be taking to the streets in America, George Soros-described as “the biggest obstacle to One World Government”. NGOs, long fomenting for revolution, and on the payrolls of the One World Order deadly duo George Soros and Maurice Strong, are not the good guys. The political, strategic spawn of Soros and Strong, they are the paid agents of change, looking to Barack Obama to get the...
  • White House Insider: Clintons, Scandals, and the Birth Certificate.. [scandal coming soon]

    11/11/2010 11:59:13 AM PST · by latarheel · 74 replies
    News Flavor ^ | November 9, 2010 | Ulsterman
    Specifically on the White House scandal again – I was told a report was coming soon. Something from a mainstream media outlet. Have you heard something similar? Where did you hear that? Your newspaper days coming back to you now? Just something I heard – reliably. Have you heard anything similar? (pause) Yes. Many people have. This thing is percolating just under the surface right now. Sooner – not later, the pot is gonna start boiling. Yeah, someone is about to test the waters with this thing. I’ve heard that. Then again, I’ve heard that for a while now, so...
  • Ann Coulter: REPEAL THE 26TH AMENDMENT! (Voting Age 10?)

    11/10/2010 3:43:08 PM PST · by Syncro · 62 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | November 10, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    REPEAL THE 26TH AMENDMENT!November 10, 2010 Jimmy Carter was such an abominable president we got Ronald Reagan, tax cuts, a booming economy and the destruction of the Soviet Union. Two years of Bill Clinton and a Democratic Congress got us the first Republican Congress in half a century, followed by tax cuts, welfare reform and a booming economy –- all of which Clinton now claims credit for. Obama's disastrous presidency has already produced Republican senators from Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Illinois; New Jersey's wonder-governor Chris Christie; and the largest House majority for Republicans since 1946. We deserve more. Clinton only...
  • Cracks found in shuttle fuel tank, not just foam

    11/10/2010 3:50:42 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | November 10,2010 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA discovered cracks in Discovery's fuel tank Wednesday, an added problem that will complicate trying to launch the space shuttle on its final voyage this year.
  • Government Workers Making $150,000+ Have Doubled Under President Obama

    11/10/2010 2:04:28 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 11-10-2010 | Gregory White
    Government Workers Making $150,000+ Have Doubled Under President Obama Gregory White Nov. 10, 2010, 3:18 PM Image: The White HOuse Salaries for Federal workers have soared since President Obama took office in 2009, with the number of workers making $150,000 or more doubling, according to USA Today (via the Atlantic). The real winners here: those government workers employed for 15 to 24 years. That doesn't jive well with the deficit commission's plans for a 10% cut in Federal jobs by 2015. Or perhaps it does, as the deficit commission may be able to reach its cost cutting aims with fewer...
  • Warning to Glenn Beck: "You're 'Hurting' Mr. Soros and 'His Business'

    11/10/2010 10:07:49 AM PST · by freespirited · 146 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/10/10 | Devonia Smith
        "I don't think you hear me. I don't think you understand. Glenn Beck is hurting Mr. Soros and his business,"  was the message delivered to Beck via a front man for George Soros.Though certainly a silkier  warning compared to crudeness of Mexican drug cartels with their  fondness for  special delivery of a human head delivered in a suitcase, in George Soros' world, the inference is equally chilling.If Glenn Beck was frightened, troubled or disturbed by the ominous message, it didn't show.  Beck used the warning, told as a personal story,as a mere post script to his first segment...
  • Justice Dept. Emails Offer New Evidence DOJ Pol. Appts. Ended Case Against New Black Panther Party

    11/08/2010 5:07:26 PM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Monday, November 8, 2010 | Press Release
    New Documents Also Suggest Top Obama Political Appointees Orchestrated Decision to Abandon Case against New Black Panther Party Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) that provide new evidence that top political appointees at the DOJ were intimately involved in the decision to dismiss the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense (NBPP). These new documents, which include internal DOJ email correspondence, directly contradict sworn testimony by Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights...
  • WH Announces Post-Election News Conference (Wed., 1PM) [LIVE THREAD]

    11/02/2010 8:35:50 AM PDT · by maggief · 707 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | November 2, 2010
    (CBS/AP) President Barack Obama will hold a post-election news conference on Wednesday. The White House said Tuesday that Mr. Obama will take reporters' questions Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the East Room.
  • Who First Coined the Term "ObamaCare"?

    10/29/2010 9:28:35 AM PDT · by weston · 30 replies
    Yesterday on FoxNews I heard Geraldine Ferraro say that whoever coined the term ObamaCare was brilliant. She said it took all the negatives of the plan and tied it around Obama's neck. So I know my fellow Freepers will have the answer to the question "Who first coined the word "ObamaCare". Also, since the people clearly regard ObamaCare as negative, how are conservatives going to get us back to FreeMarket Health Care?