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  • Obama Administration Blocking 103 Gulf Drilling Permits

    02/03/2011 1:00:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    big government ^ | 2/3/11 | Robert Bluey
    As oil prices continue to climb, a backlog of more than 100 offshore drilling plans for the Gulf of Mexico are awaiting approval from the Obama administration, according to federal data. The federal government has not approved a single new exploratory drilling plan in the Gulf of Mexico since lifting its deepwater drilling moratorium on Oct. 12. There are currently 103 plans awaiting review by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. The information reveals that the Obama administration — not the oil industry — is the culprit for the slowdown of drilling activity in the Gulf. The...
  • Obama Administration Has Given Obamacare Waivers to 28 Food Workers Union Locals--Union’s PAC ...

    01/31/2011 9:30:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    cns ^ | 1/31/11 | Fred Lucas
    ( – The Obama administration has granted one-year waivers to 28 separate local chapters of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), exempting them from a requirement under the new health care law that bans annual limits on what insurance plans will pay for medical coverage. The UFCW’s political action committee spent $673,309 in independent expenditures promoting the election of Barack Obama in 2008.
  • Rep. Pete Hoekstra Says Administration Blocking Full Scope of Wikileaks Breach from Intel Committee

    12/09/2010 4:50:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/9/10 | John R. Parkinson
    Rep. Pete Hoekstra, the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told reporters Thursday afternoon that the Wikileaks data breach is the result of “a system that provided too many points of access” created in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and that the Obama Administration is working to keep the full scope of the breach from congressional oversight by the intelligence committee. (Snip) Hoekstra said that in past national security breaches, the intelligence committee is historically the first panel in Congress informed about the contents of a breach. But so far, according to Hoekstra,
  • Did the Obama Administration Truly Want to Stop WikiLeaks?

    11/30/2010 5:24:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Big Peace ^ | 11/30/10 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday afternoon, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arranged for the release of some 250,000 classified State Department documents via newspapers including the treason-supporting New York Times. The revelations were stunning. The most stunning divulgences: the Saudi royal government asked the US to greenlight an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, even as it continued to sponsor terrorism around the globe; Yemen tried to pass off US military strikes on terrorists as Yemeni in origin; Pakistan refused to turn over fissile material to the United States; Afghanistan’s top politicians are crooks;
  • Obama Administration Buys One in Four Hybrids as Consumer Market Slumps

    11/23/2010 1:43:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/23/10 |
    President Barack Obama's administration has bought almost a fourth of the Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. hybrid vehicles sold since he took office, accelerating federal purchases as consumer demand wanes. The U.S. General Services Administration, which runs the government fleet, bought at least 14,584 hybrid vehicles in the past two fiscal years, or about 10 percent of 145,473 vehicles the agency purchased in that period, according to sales data obtained by Bloomberg under a Freedom of Information Act request. In fiscal 2008, hybrids accounted for less than 1 percent of government purchases, the data showed.
  • New Obama Administration Health Care Guru: Double Counting? What Double Counting?

    11/19/2010 9:27:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies ^ | 11/19/10 | Peter Suderman
    Is Donald Berwick, the controversial new head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, standing by the Obama administration’s double counting of savings in the new health care law? At a Senate hearing this morning, he declined to engage with official criticism of the administration's claim that the the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act extends the Medicare Trust Fund. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has been pushing the line that the PPACA extends Medicare’s solvency for a while, despite pushback from both the Congressional Budget Office and Medicare's chief actuary, Richard Foster. And now Berwick...
  • Mexico: Obama Needs to Wake Up and Smell the Gunpowder

    10/29/2010 11:47:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10/29/10 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    While the Obama administration worries about security issues half way around the world in such places as Afghanistan, Iran, and North Korea, a serious problem is brewing right on our southern border. Drug-related violence in Mexico has claimed some 29,000 lives since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels four years ago. The situation is now so bad that some analysts worry that Mexico could become a “failed state.” That outcome is a relatively unlikely, worst-case scenario, but the violence is already bad enough that it warrants far more attention from America’s
  • Obama: Only Mostly Wrong

    10/27/2010 3:11:05 PM PDT · by PolitiPig · 15 replies
    PolitiPig ^ | Oct. 22, 2010 | Keith Burgin
    This is my first post - it's a recent article from my website, written by me. I invite comments and discussion. Thank you. _______________________ Obama: Only Mostly Wrong by Keith Burgin If you disagree with the Obama administration's policies, you're stupid - or maybe you're racist, or things haven't been explained to you properly, making you just plain ignorant. So says the president. This week, President Obama said Americans are "scared." As a result, they're not thinking clearly. People are "hardwired to not always think clearly when we're scared," Obama told a group Democratic donors last weekend. That's the reason...
  • Obama Administration Uses Taxpayer Funding to Encourage ‘Sustainable Communities’

    10/18/2010 11:34:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/18/10 | Susan Jones
    The U.S. government is stepping in with millions of taxpayer dollars to create affordable places for Americans to work and live. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced nearly $100 million in new grants "to support more livable and sustainable communities across the country." Forty-five regions will receive various amounts of the funding through the new initiative, which aims to connect housing with jobs, schools and transportation. “Regions that embrace sustainable communities will have a built-in competitive edge in attracting jobs and private investment,”
  • Obama administration appeals ruling backing gay marriage

    10/12/2010 3:10:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/12/10 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday decided to appeal a judge's ruling that prevented the U.S. government from banning same-sex marriages. The Obama administration filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that barred gay marriages, even though President Barack Obama had previously opposed the law. U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro in Boston ruled in July for several gay couples who had argued that the Defense of Marriage Act interfered with the rights of states to define marriage. Massachusetts was the first state...
  • Consensus on Academic Bloat

    10/12/2010 8:00:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A man who Accuracy in Academia rarely sees eye-to-eye with nonetheless makes a good point in the October 8, 2010 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. “As for costs, universities typically spend only one-third of their budgets on faculty salaries,” Cary Nelson of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) writes. “Despite more than 10 years of education after high school, most people standing in front of a college classroom earn less than $60,000 a year, considering that contingent faculty members, who are not eligible for tenure, make up two-thirds of the faculty work force.” “Most earn less than...
  • Obama Administration Admits New Drilling Rules Will Kill Jobs

    10/11/2010 11:06:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 11/11/2010 | Nicolas Loris
    What’s the best cure for a recessionary environment? Apparently, raising energy prices and killing jobs. The Obama Administration admitted to both because of the Department of Interior’s (DOI) newly announced offshore drilling safety regulations. Katie Howell of E&E reports: The Obama administration is acknowledging that its new offshore drilling safety regulations will raise costs for the oil and gas industry—and may also delay some offshore development, slightly increase gas prices and kill some jobs. The new rules unveiled last week would increase operating costs by an estimated $1.42 million for each new deepwater well drilled with a floating rig,
  • Coates’ Direct Eyewitness Testimony to Shine Light on DOJ

    09/23/2010 7:19:28 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 43 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | 9/23/2010 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The news that Christopher Coates, former chief of the Justice Department’s Voting Section, is set to testify Friday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is crucial to the panel’s investigation of allegations that the Obama administration has not enforced the nation’s civil rights laws in a race-neutral manner.
  • Gold and the Obama Administration

    09/15/2010 10:00:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/15/10 | Steve McCann
    On September 13 Gold hit a new high of $1,274.00 per ounce. Gold has often been the safe haven for investors fearful of future financial downturns and political upheavals. As such it also serves as a barometer of the success or failure of economic policy being pursued by the major western economies, particularly the United States. A cursory examination of the price of Gold the day after a Presidential election in the United States versus the price of Gold 22 months thereafter as well as the end of a President's first term shows more than any government issued statistic or...
  • U.S. saw drill ban killing many jobs.

    08/23/2010 8:33:47 AM PDT · by izzatzo · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/21/10 | Power & Eaton
    By STEPHEN POWER And LESLIE EATON Senior Obama administration officials concluded the federal moratorium on deepwater oil drilling would cost roughly 23,000 jobs, but went ahead with the ban because they didn't trust the industry's safety equipment and the government's own inspection process, according to previously undisclosed documents.
  • Obama Administration Will Spend Almost $2 Billion in Stimulus Funds to Subsidize Broadband Internet

    08/19/2010 9:41:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/19/10 | Matt Cover
    Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and White House Economist Jared Bernstein on Wednesday announced $1.8 billion in new broadband Internet subsidies funded by the stimulus program. The subsidies are intended to encourage telecommunications companies to build broadband networks in rural areas where it is not normally profitable to do so. (See White House news release) In a conference call on Wednesday, Locke described the subsidies as “investments.” He said the taxpayer money would help build high-speed Internet networks in areas where the private sector has been “unwilling or unable” to do so.
  • At Ramadan Iftar dinner, Obama supports new mosque on private property near Ground Zero-Partial List

    08/14/2010 9:09:26 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 76 replies · 3+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 13, 2010
     Partial Guest List,   This evening, the President will continue a White House tradition of hosting an Iftar celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. This is the second Iftar hosted by the President. The Iftar is the meal that breaks the day of fasting, when Muslim families and communities eat together after sunset. Below is a list of some of the expected attendees at tonight’s White House dinner celebrating Ramadan: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Honorable Andre Carson, United States Representative (Indiana 7th)Honorable John Conyers, United States Representative (Michigan 14th) Honorable Rush Holt, United States Representative (New Jersey 12th) ADMINISTRATION MEMBERS The...
  • Obama administration awards $159.1 million for training geriatric-care workers

    08/05/2010 1:54:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    wapo ^ | 8/5/10 | N.C. Aizenman
    The Obama administration awarded $159.1 million in grants Thursday to educational programs that train nurses and geriatric specialists as well as those that recruit and support students from minority groups that are underrepresented in those fields. The grants, which include new and continuing funding, build on multimillion dollar investments called for under the new health-care overhaul law in order to address a growing shortage of primary care workers. A 2008 report by the Council on Physician and Nurse Supply said schools would need to produce 30,000 nurses annually to offset the shortfall and the looming mass retirement of nurses, 45...
  • Obama Administration Says It Is Not Worried Russia Will Cheat on Nuclear Treaty

    07/21/2010 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 2+ views
    cns news ^ | 7/21/10 | Robert Burns, Associated Press
    Washington (AP) – Even large-scale Russian cheating on a new nuclear arms treaty would not hurt U.S. security because U.S. nuclear strengths would more than offset any Russian violations, the Obama administration has concluded. James Miller, the Pentagon's leading authority on nuclear arms, on Tuesday outlined for the Senate Armed Services Committee how the administration came to this previously undisclosed conclusion.
  • Race, Racism and the Obama Administration. The Melting Pot is Boiling

    07/20/2010 9:46:15 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | July 20, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Whoopi talked about chains and slavery, I didn't know she was a slave. I came from poor ancestors, didn't most of us? My great grandparents never had anything and never asked for anything. I'm sure there were those who looked down on them. I looked up to them. They had guts, they weren't whiners and they did for themselves. Isn't that what we are all supposed to do?