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  • 12 ways the US administration has failed its ally Israel

    06/09/2014 9:09:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 6/3/14 | David Horovitz
    Mere hours after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a government backed by the Islamic extremist Hamas group, the US State Department legitimized the arrangement, declaring that it would work with the new government because it “does not include members affiliated with Hamas.” What was saddest about Washington’s insistence on accepting Abbas’s paper-thin veneer over his government’s new nature — his “technocrat” ministers were all approved by Hamas — is that it represents only the Obama administration’s latest abrogation of leadership, logic and leverage at Israel’s expense. Rather than rushing to embrace a Palestinian government in which an unreformed...
  • Obama Administration Seeks Race-Based Government In Hawaii

    05/27/2014 12:06:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/14/14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s administration has quietly suggested it is willing to create a two-tier race-based legal system in Hawaii, where one set of taxes, spending and law enforcement will govern one race, and the second set of laws will govern every other race. The diversity proposal is portrayed as an effort to create a separate in-state government for people who are “native Hawaiians.” If Obama succeeds, “what’s to prevent creating similar [self-governing racial] groups out of say, Cajuns, or Orthodox Jews or Amish?” said Gail Heriot, a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. “If you can do that...
  • Death By Waiting List

    05/24/2014 8:24:32 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | May 24, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    During the investigation of the Watergate Scandal, Senator Howard Baker (R-TN) asked out loud, “What did the President know and when did he know it?” A good question to ask the current resident of the White House. For although a very smart man (according to the left), Mr. Obama appears to be pretty damned ignorant of the various scandals happening on his watch. If the One only learns about Regime scandals from the media, he needs to fire his staff. After all, if these people are not telling him anything AND letting him get into trouble, he doesn’t need them....
  • Obama Admin May Try to Break Law to Directly Fund Abortions Overseas

    05/15/2014 3:47:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | May 15, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    Washington, DC (CFAM) — The Friday Fax has learned that the Obama administration may try to circumvent the long-standing Helm’s Amendment and allow for taxpayer-funded abortions overseas.The change has not been made yet as the administration is trying to figure out how best to go about what could be a highly controversial change to the U.S. law which has stood for almost half a century.The Helms Amendment, enacted in 1973, bars U.S. foreign aid from funding abortions or motivating anyone to perform one. The current issue centers on rape in conflict situations. Abortion advocates are claiming that international humanitarian law...
  • Bill Whittle: Gaslighting

    05/15/2014 3:04:20 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5-14-2014 | Bill Whittle
    Published on May 14, 2014 You're not crazy. The Obama Administration will just keep GASLIGHTING you until you think you are. http://truthrevolt.org
  • Obama Administration to Schools: 'Equal Access' for Illegal Immigrants

    05/09/2014 9:03:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/9/14 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, President Barack Obama's administration issued new guidance to schools, emphasizing that they cannot discourage illegal immigrant students from enrolling by requiring proof of legal status. As Politico reported, the Obama administration noted that schools "can violate federal law by requiring Social Security numbers or birth certificates when a student wants to enroll," but they can be compliant if they "instead ask for proof of residency in a school district, which a family can do with an electric bill or copy of a lease." In a "Dear Colleague Letter," the Obama administration stated that under federal law, school districts...
  • The ‘We Do What We Want, Bleep You’ Administration

    04/22/2014 8:45:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/22/2014 | Tom Blumer
    In the late-1970s, after a Rolling Stone review skewered his band’s latest album, Paul Kantner of the rock band Jefferson Starship fired off a nastygram the magazine printed which read (profanity removed): “We do what we want. Bleeeeeep you.”Although even then it was becoming obvious that a more generic version of Kantner’s attitude was systematically permeating the culture at an alarming rate, who could have guessed that 30 years later, his reaction would become the operating theme of a U.S. presidential administration? No one can argue that even before his 2008 electoral victory, Barack Obama and his cadre of...
  • EPA Proposes Huge Land Grab

    03/26/2014 5:21:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/26/2014 | William Bigelow
    The Environmental Protection Agency has come up with a way to execute one of the biggest land grabs by the federal government ever perpetrated on the American public. On Tuesday, the EPA proposed a change to the Clean Water Act so that the EPA would have the power to regulate temporary wetlands and waterways. The land grab engendered tremendous concern from members of the GOP trying to protect private property; they noted that the EPA would gain power over seasonal ponds, streams and ditches.
  • French, Germans Return Fallen GI After Pentagon Gives Up (American Buried As German)

    03/22/2014 9:02:30 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Pro Republica ^ | March 21, 2014 | Megan Mcloskey
    This story was co-published with The Daily Beast For more than 50 years, Army PFC Lawrence S. Gordon was mistakenly interred as a German soldier in a cemetery in France. Then European officials did what the U.S. military would not, exhumed and identified him with DNA. U.S. Army Private First Class Lawrence S. Gordon — killed in Normandy in 1944, then mistakenly buried as a German soldier — will soon be going home to his family. But don’t thank the American military for this belated return. The Pentagon declined to act on his case, despite exhaustive research by civilian investigators...
  • Gibson Sticks Thumb in Obama Administration's Eye with 'Government Series' Guitars

    02/01/2014 11:02:05 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/1/14 | Jeffrey Poor
    In 2011, the Department of Justice raided Gibson Guitar facilities in Memphis and Nashville, alleging a violation of the so-called Lacey Act, a law that bans the importation of certain kinds of wildlife, plants and wood. At the time of the raid, Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz told Hugh Hewitt on his radio show that the feds confiscated tonewood imported from India for the guitar Gibson manufacturers which would result in a cost of $2 to $3 million for his company. At a great expense in legal fees and time, Juszkiewicz fought the federal government tooth and nail. But in...
  • After Attacks, Administration Offers to Help Russia Counter 'Folks Who Want to Cause Mischief'

    12/30/2013 6:52:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/30/13 | Bridget Johnson
    The Obama administration offered to work on Sochi Olympics security issues with Russia after a pair of bombings in Volgograd killed at least 31 people. President Vladimir Putin gave instructions to the National Anti-Terrorism Committee “to step up security measures across all of Russia and specifically in Volgograd region,” the Kremlin said Monday. “The president will receive daily reports from the NAC on the measures being taken along with regular situation reports.” Putin had not emerged to make a personal statement on the bombings, which occurred at a train station and on a bus. The train station bomber was reportedly...
  • Delusions of Grandeur 101

    12/17/2013 8:59:03 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 16, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It is startling to compare the hubris of college administrators with the humility of combat veterans. The former think that they are saving the world. The latter actually are. Unfortunately, contra the lede, it is hard to do a one-for-one comparison of their musings on their careers. While administrators have no compunctions about cataloguing their self-selected virtues and accomplishments in print, uniformed men and women do. They only spill their guts on a battlefield. “Some one once asked me what a president does all day,” Brian C. Mitchell, the retired president of Bucknell recently reflected in a post on the...
  • Administration Finalizes Obamacare Tax Over Holiday Weekend

    12/04/2013 1:45:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/4/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Obama administration quietly finalized the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a provision in Obamacare that will cost nearly $60 billion over the next five years and raise health care premiums by 3 percent.The final rule, published on Nov. 27, imposes a fee beginning in 2014 for health insurers with premium revenues over $25 million per year. The annual tax is levied for “United States health risks,” and is hidden from consumers since it is directly assessed on health insurance companies.David R. Burton, a senior fellow in economic policy at the Heritage Foundation, said the tax...
  • Comet ISON Becomes a Nail-Biter (An Omen?)

    11/27/2013 9:19:51 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 22 replies
    Sky & Telescope ^ | November 25, 2013 A.D. | Alan MacRobert
    (snip) Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) is nearing the climax...(snip) What will emerge after perihelion into the December dawn? A naked-eye marvel, a binocular-only target for amateur astronomers with good charts, or nothing at all? Maybe the latter, a new report this morning suggests. Michal Drahus posts: (snip)We observe consistent, rapid fading of the molecular emission lines between Nov. 21 and Nov. 25 by at least a factor of 20 (likely more). This may indicate that the nucleus is now at best marginally active or that... it no longer exists. (snip) I am afraid that there is rather "little hope" for...
  • Obama Administration Planning to Relocate Embassy to Holy See

    11/21/2013 3:04:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Zenit ^ | 11/21/2013
    Steps are reportedly being taken to relocate the U.S. embassy to the Holy See onto the grounds of the American embassy to Italy. <-- Advertising --> Although no official decision has been announced, the move appears likely and is being justified on grounds of enhanced security.Previous American ambassadors to the Holy See contacted by the National Catholic Reporter have said they are opposed to the plans.Ambassador James Nicholson, who served as ambassador during the presidency of George W. Bush, said the proposed relocation would be a “massive downgrade” that would turn the embassy into “a stepchild of the embassy to...
  • Report: Obama administration knew millions wouldn't be able to keep insurance (he lied)

    10/28/2013 6:56:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/28/13 | Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News
    Before the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, President Obama promised Americans they could keep their healthcare plan if they liked it. But already hundreds of thousands of citizens are receiving notification that their plans are being cancelled because they don't comply with the new law, and, according to NBC News, the Obama administration has known for at least three years the cancellations were coming. While campaigning for health care reform in 2009, Obama went out of his way to make one thing perfectly clear: if you like your current health care plan, you will be able to keep...
  • What It Takes to Get Fired From the Obama Administration

    10/26/2013 10:53:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1-/25/13 | Michael Falcone - ABC News
    Call it "Survivor: White House" edition. Over the past week, one high-profile cabinet secretary managed to dodge an onslaught of Republican demands for her resignation while a lesser-known national security aide got the boot for a series of snarky anonymous tweets. In fact, history has shown that it's actually not that easy to get fired from the Obama administration. Over the past five years, just a few of those who serve at the pleasure of the president have been forcibly shown the door. Many more have weathered controversy and embarrassment and figured out a way to hold on for dear...
  • Obama administration: Lawmakers, staff can get abortion coverage

    10/01/2013 9:52:54 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-30-13 | Jacqueline Klimas
    The Office of Personnel Management ruled Monday that members of Congress and their staffs will be able to buy health care plans that pay for abortions, even though the premiums are funded largely by taxpayer money — a move that conservatives say breaks federal law on abortion funding. Under the terms of Obamacare, lawmakers and their aides are required to ditch their government-sponsored plans and buy insurance on state-based health care exchanges, though unlike most people on the exchanges, the staffers and members will have most of the costs of their premiums paid by their employer — in this case,...
  • Obama Administration Repositioning Homeland Security Ammunition Containers

    08/29/2013 9:51:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The containers (like those pictured) are usually painted olive drab and are unmarked except for indistinguishable numbers/letters probably for inventory, routing, etc. Reader Don sent this in recently: Jim – I passed a convoy of olive drab unmarked 40 foot tractor trailers each with four 10 yard ammo bunker boxes chained to them and unmarked armored Hum-Vee’s heading north on I-95 in Brevard County, Florida this past Thursday morning. The “govt” is positioning these ammo storage boxes, I have been told, in strategic places in population centers around the country. They are usually painted olive drab and are unmarked except...
  • ACORN Resurrected: Obama Administration Giving $200,000 Housing Grant To Rebrand An ACORN Affiliate

    08/16/2013 6:13:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/16/13 | Mara Zebest
    The Obama Administration has given a $200,000 Housing Grant to rebrand an ACORN affiliate despite a Federal Ban on funding ACORN. Judicial Watch reports the following: Judicial Watch, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) revealing that on February 12, 2013, HUD Assistant Secretary for Office of Housing Counseling Sarah Gerecke may have violated federal law by requesting that $201,222.07 be transferred from the account of the defunct Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA), an ACORN spin-off, to HUD intermediary Mission for Peace “to specifically pay for the activities of former...
  • Obama Administration Slashes Obamacare 'Navigator' Training Requirements

    08/07/2013 6:00:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8//7/13 | MICHAEL WARREN
    The problems keep stacking up for the partial implementation of Obamacare on October 1. The Wall Street Journal reports this week that the Department of Health and Human Services has cut back on the number of training hours required for the Obamacare "navigators," federal workers who under the health care law are tasked with helping consumers purchase insurance through the state exchanges. Here's the Journal: Grants to hire and train the workers aren't expected to be released for another two weeks for the 34 states where the federal government is running all or part of the marketplaces, which will offer...
  • Senate confirms Cordray as consumer bureau chief( Freeps drop Traytable this is important)

    07/16/2013 9:20:35 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 16, 2013 | Emily Stephenson
    The Senate on Tuesday confirmed a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ending a nearly two-year standoff in Congress and putting the new agency on sounder legal footing. Democrats overcame long-held Republican objections to approve Richard Cordray's nomination to head the bureau, which was created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law. Bureau advocates and consumer law experts said Senate confirmation clears up a number of questions, including Cordray's legal status as the temporary bureau director and the agency's authority to oversee certain financial sectors such as debt collection.
  • GOP Rep. Intends to ‘Investigate, Identify and Prosecute People Within the Administration

    07/12/2013 10:16:09 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-12-2013 | Jason Howerton
    Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) in a Thursday radio interview revealed he is exploring the potential options that would allow Congress to file civil or criminal charges against members of the Obama administration and even President Barack Obama himself. Citing the Obama administration’s delay in the implementation of the employer mandate found in “Obamacare,” Marino told radio host David Madeira that the president continues to show a disregard for the law. He also argued Attorney General Eric Holder is never going to hold the Obama administration accountable. “If the chief law enforcer of the country [Holder] will not enforce the law,”...
  • Ted Cruz: "It Is Very Hard to Trust This Obama Administration"

    06/21/2013 3:57:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/21/13 | jim hoft
    Ted Cruz discussed the Obama NSA surveillance policies Friday on Your World with Neil Cavuto. Cruz told guest host Eric Bolling, "It's very hard to trust this Obama Administration. I think there needs to be a lot more scrutiny of what the NSA is doing; of what the FBI is doing. And, the president's response is... trust me. But, given the other scandals, given the IRS, they admitted they targeted his political enemies, given Benghazi, given all of the scandals coming out of this administration, they have very limited credibility.
  • Challenge: Obama in 3 Words

    06/09/2013 7:16:28 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 88 replies
    Sunday, June 9, 2013 | cc
    Describe Obama, his administration, his policies, the results of his policies, etc. in 3 words. Let's get some of the easy ones out of the way - Where's the Beef? We warned America Lazy, Stupid, Incompetent Worse Than Bush Blue Lipped Usurper Another Freakin Scandal?? Carousel of Idiots No Management Experience
  • DEVASTATING!… CBS Publishes Benghazi Investigation – Pummels Administration

    05/05/2013 5:24:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 291 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-5-2013 | Jim Hoft
    CBS released information on the Benghazi 9-11 massacre today that could potentially bring down the Obama Administration. Buried in their report (down in paragraph eight) CBS reported, “Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned… But they were told immediate help wasn’t available.” But, counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help. CBS reported: Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned. “We relied on...
  • Administration Unleashes Food Police on the U.S. Military

    03/18/2013 9:48:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/18/13 | Bridget Johnson
    U.S. military bases are traditionally outfitted with some of the comforts of home — including comfort food. The naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for example, has McDonald’s, KFC, Starbucks, Subway, an Irish pub with notorious fried pickles, and multiple bars. Now, the food police are closing in at the Department of Defense, with similar language that preceded school menu crackdowns. The Pentagon today announced 13 pilot sites for its Healthy Base Initiative: Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii;
  • Greenberg: Obama Administration Threatened AIG Over Bailout Lawsuit

    03/13/2013 9:03:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/13/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former American International Group (AIG) CEO Hank Greenberg accused the Obama administration Wednesday of threatening the company not to join a class action lawsuit that he has brought against the federal government over the terms of the 2008 AIG bailout. Minutes of an AIG Board of Directors' meeting in January 2013 appear to support Greenberg's claim. Frances Bivens, the lawyer who represents the U.S. Treasury in the case, warned AIG's board that if it joined the lawsuit, the company could face "another wave of congressional investigations" and public embarrassment. Greenberg, who had left AIG by the time of the 2008...
  • Obama Administration Touts 38 Million Acre Lease Sale, But It’s Déjŕ Vu All Over Again

    02/10/2013 4:13:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/10/13 | Steve Maley
    This week the Department of the Interior grandly announced plans for its March oil and gas lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The announcement might have been more fitting for Groundhog Day. DOI: 38 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico Up for Grabs To follow through with President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy production, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the upcoming Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 38.6 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development. … “The...
  • Obama Administration Seeks Approval to Test Anthrax Vaccine on Children

    01/16/2013 7:08:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | 1/16/13 | Vera Sharav
    Alliance for Human Research Protection FYI / Action A public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, January 14-15, to be held at the University of Miami Hospital Seminar Center, Florida: The stated topic for discussion is “ethical issues associated with the development of medical countermeasures for children.” http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-12-26/pdf/2012-31037.pdf The Obama Administration is seeking approval to conduct morally impermissible, wholly non-therapeutic medical experiments that would expose healthy children to risks of serious harm. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to test the highly controversial, dangerous...
  • Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

    01/07/2013 5:38:33 PM PST · by wesagain · 30 replies
    InvestigativeProject.org ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | John Rossomando
    An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy. The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood." The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers. The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland...
  • Benghazi Attack Was Botched Kidnapping To Trade Blind Sheik.

    10/17/2012 6:38:18 PM PDT · by Simcha7 · 134 replies
    Western Journalism.com ^ | October 17, 2012 | Kris Zane
    Benghazi Attack Was Botched Kidnapping To Trade Blind Sheik. America watched in disbelief as Barack Obama tried to tell the American people that the attack on the Libyan consulate on September 11 was the result of an amateurish, anti-Muslim video that had been on YouTube for three months with barely three hundred views. Then suddenly the administration announced that it was, yes, a terrorist attack, but that it was the intelligence community that had fed him bad information, even though we knew our intelligence community had known it was an al-Qaeda-linked attack within twenty four hours. Why the equivocation? Why...
  • Not just an empty chair, but...

    10/14/2012 2:07:31 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 9 replies
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  • Outrageous!… Obama Administration Blames “Friendly Fire” Attacks in Afghanistan on US Troops

    09/30/2012 5:41:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/30/12 | Jim Hoft
    This is unbelievable. The Obama Administration blamed the “friendly fire” attacks in Afghanistan on US troops. U.S. Army specialist Mabry Anders (L), who was killed in an attack by an Afghan army soldier in Afghanistan on August 27, 2012, is pictured with his mother Genevieve Woydziak (C) and his stepfather Troy Woydziak in this undated handout family photo obtained by Reuters September 26, 2012. The “insider attack” also took the life of another U.S. soldier, Sergeant Christopher Birdwell. (REUTERS/Anders Family) The New York Post reported, via Pat Dollard: Afghan security forces, our supposed allies, are slaughtering American troops. Thirty-three soldiers...
  • Hezbollah's Nasrallah: US administration accountable for film

    09/17/2012 12:32:47 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-16-2012
    "The ones who should be held accountable and boycotted are those who support and protect the producers, namely the U.S. administration," Nasrallah said. He called for protests on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. "We should not only express our anger at an American embassy here or there. We should tell our rulers in the Arab and Muslim world that it is 'your responsibility in the first place' and since you officially represent the governments and states of the Muslim world you should impose on the United States, Europe and the whole world that our prophet, our Quran and our...
  • The Obama Administration Is Setting up a Bloodbath in Egypt

    07/09/2012 3:56:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/9/12 | David P. Goldman
    Egypt has enough foreign exchange on hand to cover six weeks’ of its imports (US$7.8 billion in liquid reserves, against a $5.5 billion monthly import bill). It would have run out of cash in June except for emergency loans from Saudi Arabia, which backs the Egyptian military but abhors the Muslim Brotherhood, whose candidate Mohammed Morsi won Egypt’s presidential election last month. Total reserves are listed at $15 billion, but this includes gold, International Monetary Fund (IMF) drawing rights and other non-liquid items. The economic context is necessary to make sense of Egypt’s politics: it points to an important conclusion,...
  • Administration defends nuclear modernization

    06/21/2012 6:52:07 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 21 June 2012 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration insisted on Thursday that it is modernizing the nation's nuclear arsenal in the face of withering criticism from Republicans that it is moving slowly in anticipation of President Barack Obama's push for further reductions. Officials from the Energy, Defense and State departments provided the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with an update on the implementation of the U.S.-Russian pact, commonly known as the New START treaty, reducing both sides' nuclear warhead limit to 1,550.
  • US takes back supercomputing crown with world's fastest computer

    06/18/2012 8:12:23 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/18/12 | FoxNews
    A U.S. supercomputer has won back the crown in the never-ending battle for the world's most powerful supercomputer. Its victory is the latest milestone marking the steady climb of computing power all across the globe. The Top500 industry list gave its No. 1 ranking to the Sequoia supercomputer housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California — a spot earned by Sequoia's ability to crunch 16.32 quadrillion calculations per second (16.32 petaflops/s). Such supercomputing power is used by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to simulate nuclear weapons tests for older weapons that have been sitting in the U.S. arsenal....
  • Google: Obama Administration Increases Requests for Content Removal

    06/18/2012 9:36:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/18/12 | Thomson/Reuters
    U.S. authorities are leading the charge as governments around the world pepper Google (GOOG) with more demands to remove online content and turn over information about people using its Internet search engine, YouTube video site and other services. Google provided a glimpse at the onslaught of government requests in a summary posted on its website late Sunday. The breakdown covers the final six months of last year. It's the fifth time that Google has released a six-month snapshot of government requests since the company engaged in a high-profile battle over online censorship with China's communist leadership in 2010. The country-by-country...
  • Administration admits to 'hundreds' of meetings with jihad-linked group

    06/08/2012 10:00:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/8/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s deputies are holding “hundreds” of closed-door meetings with a jihad-linked lobbying group that is widely derided by critics as a U.S. arm of the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood. The admission of meetings with the Council on American-Islamic Relations came from George Selim, the White House’s new director for community partnerships, which was formed in January to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and social service agencies with Muslim identity groups in the United States. “There is hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues,” he told The Daily Caller, after being...
  • Lech Walesa “Too Political” For Obama Administration

    06/02/2012 6:09:26 AM PDT · by AncientAirs · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2 Jun 2012 | Donald R. McClarey
    The Obama administration, in its never-ending quest to embarrass itself and America, has insulted one of the pivotal figures in ending Communism in Europe, Lech Walesa: According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no. Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too “political.” A man who was...
  • Obama Administration Heralds Green Investments as ‘Progressing and Succeeding’

    05/30/2012 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/29/12 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration’s investments in clean energy include a number of successes, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney asserted Tuesday. However, a review of the federally subsidized green companies finds that most have either filed for bankruptcy or made massive layoffs. Carney responded to a question about criticism from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney regarding the $535 million Department of Energy loan to the politically connected Solyndra solar panel firm that filed for bankruptcy last fall before being raided by the FBI. “I think the program, as created under the Bush administration and pursued by this administration, has...
  • Two Obama Administration Scandals on Syria?

    05/18/2012 4:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/17/12 | Barry Rubin
    When a delegation of Syrian Kurdish rebels recently visited Washington, D.C., the State Department met them to ask for a favor. What was it? The Obama administration urged them to join the Syrian National Council (SNC), the organization created by the U.S. government through Turkey to lead the opposition movement and receive Western aid for all Syrian opposition groups. But the Turkish Islamist regime, which Obama put in charge of forming the SNC, put the Muslim Brotherhood in control, a fact I pointed out within hours of the announcement of the SNC leadership’s names. Now that several SNC leaders have...
  • Obama administration advises new French president: For sake of world economy, don’t raise taxes

    05/07/2012 7:16:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/7/12 | Michelle Malkin
    “Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes…” ***** President Obama was quick to invite France’s Socialist president-elect to Washington for a visit, but the White House also had some rather perplexing advice for Francois Hollande: President Obama’s spokesman warned the new socialist president-elect of France not to implement his campaign agenda of ending austerity measures, indicating that such a reversal could damage the world economy. “A balanced approach . . . Both fiscal consolidation and efforts to boost the recovery is the right approach for Europe,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today. “That’s an approach that he thinks...
  • 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

    The best managers have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics. See what they get right. A few years back, I interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets. I learned that the "best of the best" tend to share the following eight core beliefs. 1. Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield. Average bosses see business as a conflict between companies, departments and groups. They build huge armies of "troops" to order about, demonize competitors as "enemies," and treat customers as "territory" to be conquered. Extraordinary...
  • Obama Administration Leaks ANOTHER Israeli Defense Secret

    04/11/2012 2:52:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    breibart ^ | 4/12/12 | Ben Shapiro
    The leaks continue from the Obama administration with regard to Israeli defense secrets. On Sunday, the New Yorker printed a report stating that US had worked with the Iranian opposition group Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK). The US was apparently receiving intelligence from the group, including intercepted cell phone calls and text messages. But sources also confirmed that Mossad was helping to funnel resources and train members of the MEK. As Seymour Hersh writes: [E]arly last month NBC News quoted two senior Obama Administration officials as confirming that the attacks were carried out by M.E.K. units that were financed and trained by Mossad,...
  • Lie to me ONCE shame on you; Lie to me 21 TIMES...

    03/22/2012 8:54:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/21/2012 | Ron Reale
    So, the man that lied when he promised not to accept public funding of his campaign; (1) the man that lied when he said no abortions would be covered by his health care scheme; (2) the man that lies every time he speaks about the amount of oil at this countries disposal; (3) the man that lies when he says a President can’t do anything to reduce the price of gas, and then plans an October Surprise release of our emergency oil to temporarily do just that; (4) the man who proves his own lies when a temporary release of...
  • Flashback to 2009: Administration Policies Sought to Discourage ‘Overproduction’ of Oil

    03/18/2012 1:05:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | 3/18/12 | staff
    In May 2009, four months into the Obama presidency, retail gasoline prices averaged $2.32 per gallon. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) wrote Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to express concern about the impact that the Administration’s budgeted changes in tax policy would have on the oil and gas industry. Secretary Geithner clearly laid out the Administration position in his letter of response (pdf link). That was then, this is now. In just three years’ time, retail gasoline prices are up 68%. $4.00+ gasoline prices loom as a key reelection vulnerability for the President; in response, the Administration’s rhetoric has shifted to “energy...
  • My Thoughts on Religious Freedom

    02/17/2012 3:38:58 PM PST · by hspirit · 4 replies
    HSPIRIT ^ | 2/17/2012 | HSPRIT
    These are my thoughts on the current situations and future possibilities of violations of the "Conscious Clause" or Religious Freedom aspects. Keep in mind that the current Administration did not want to acknowledge the War on Terror while it is still going on. It has been said that Osama Bin Laden had declared war on America but we did not declare it as a war. So there is a war even if we do not choose to acknowledge it. Similiarly, the Administration's War on Religion (other than Muslims, of course) is evident even when some refuse to acknowledge that.From the...
  • Obama administration deletes religious service for student loan forgiveness

    02/16/2012 9:30:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/15/12 | Audrey Hudson
    The federal government will no longer forgive student loans in exchange for public service if that service is related to religion, according to a new Education Department rule from the Obama administration. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program announced the change Jan. 31 with little fanfare, while most of Washington was focused on the new ObamaCare rule requiring religious organizations to provide free birth control through health insurance. “Generally, the type or nature of employment with the organization does not matter for PSLF purposes,” reads the new language. “However, if you work for a nonprofit organization, your employment will...