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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?
  • Will Obama administration give trial lawyers a $1.6 billion tax break?

    07/15/2010 1:41:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    washingto n examiner ^ | 7/14/10 | David Freddoso
    America’s massive debt and deficit loom. Democrats in Congress are saving face by talking up fiscal responsibility and talking down President George W. Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. But even in this context, the Obama administration may be on the verge of giving wealthy trial lawyers a special interest tax break worth $1.6 billion. Legal Newsline reports that AAJ’s top lobbyist, John Bowman, told the group’s annual convention in Vancouver, Canada yesterday that the IRS will make the change administratively in order to avoid a vote in Congress. He also warned attendees that Treasury Department officials had warned...
  • Most Transparent Administration Ever Makes Effective Reporting from Gulf a Felony

    07/12/2010 2:56:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 7/12/10 | Lachlan Markay
    Effectively reporting on the Gulf oil spill is now a Class D felony, punishable by a fine of up to $40,000. That's right, the most transparent administration in history has made it a felony, effective July 1, to get within 65 feet of what the Coast Guard determines are essential recovery efforts. According to Anderson Cooper, officials tried to up that number to 300 feet. Cooper, who claimed federal officials prevented CNN on two occasions from taking photographs in the gulf, seemed frustrated when he reported on the new laws the day they went into effect.
  • GAO: Obama administration website on stimulus spending fails on transparency

    07/07/2010 10:36:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/7/10 | Gautham Nagesh
    The website used to track stimulus spending does not meet the transparency requirements laid out by the administration last year, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). According to the 400-page report, only a quarter of the projects listed on provide clear and complete information on the cost, schedule, purpose, location and status of stimulus-funded work. Most of the entries on the site provide some of that information, but 7 percent of the entries provide little to no information about how stimulus dollars are being spent, the report said. The study was conducted at the request...
  • Assad: US administration is weak

    07/05/2010 11:58:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies ^ | 7/5/10 | ap
    The Obama administration’s failure to facilitate change in the Middle East shows that it is weak, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday during a visit to Latin America amid rising regional tensions over last month’s Gaza flotilla incident and increasing efforts to defuse the Iranian threat. Assad was quoted Monday in the Argentine daily Clarín as saying that Washington did not “seem to be able to manage a peace process from beginning to end.” He added that while the US was capable of pulling “all its weight” to support a peace process, the current administration has so far proved to...
  • 8 of 15 Experts Consulted by Obama Administration on Offshore Drilling Were Not Informed

    06/22/2010 2:50:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/22/10 | by Edwin Mora
    ( – Eight of the 15 experts consulted by the Interior Department for a report about oil drilling safety on the Outer Continental Shelf that was commissioned by President Barack Obama said they disagreed with the report’s call for a six-month halt on current deepwater offshore drilling operations--that was added to the text of the report without their knowledge only after they had reviewed the text. The eight experts outlined their objections in a June 8 letter to Louisiana Sens. Mary Landrieu (D) and David Vitter (R) and Gov. Bobby Jindal (R).
  • Obama administration spends $1.2 billion on cycling and walking initiatives

    06/16/2010 6:46:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 559+ views
    telegraph ^ | 6/16/10 | staff
    The Obama administration more than doubled spending on cycling and walking initiatives to $1.2 billion (£810 million) last year as it seeks to coax Americans out of their cars. Spending on biking and walking projects rose from less than $600 million (£407 million) in 2008, according to the Federal Highway Administraion. Twenty years ago, the federal government was spending only $6 million a year on such projects. The spending on biking and walking projects was scheduled to rise last year anyway, but the administration boosted it with $400 million in funds set aside under the economic recovery program. The new...
  • Joey Biden – The Obama court jester

    06/08/2010 11:20:03 AM PDT · by syc1959 · 7 replies · 25+ views
    Nobarack08 ^ | June 8, 2010 | syc1959
    singing the theme song to The Villages or creating history “when the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'”, to his immortal F-Bomb. In his own mind, a world separate from reality, Joey Biden has created jobs. Making fun of Joey Biden doesn't even seem fair, when the comic relief for the current administration is the Vice-President of the United States.
  • Obama administration boosts online federal contests; You might win a handshake with you-know-who

    05/28/2010 9:08:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 155+ views
    l.a. times ^ | 5/28/10 | Mark Milian
    Wanna make some extra cash? Or meet an ex-state senator who still smokes? The U.S. government plans to roll out a new platform in July for what it calls "challenges" -- essentially nationwide contests where citizens can submit entries to a variety of predetermined topics. The ultimate point being to raise awareness of something. You might remember the $2,500 contest from earlier this year that asked entrants to shoot videos explaining and post them to YouTube.
  • Signs Point to Administration Plan to Lock Up 13M Acres of Federal Land

    05/27/2010 9:59:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 892+ views
    fox ^ | 5/27/10 | Brian Wilson
    A leaked partial document produced by the Bureau of Land Management and obtained by Fox News suggests the Obama administration is considering a plan to lock up 13 million acres of land -- and the Department of Interior is refusing to answer questions. First, a little background: The federal government owns about one-third of the land in the United States -- most of it in western states. For example, 84 percent of Nevada is owned by Uncle Sam. But the government leases large parcels of federal land for all sorts of things -- grazing, mining, exploration, recreation. Those commercial activities...
  • The plug and play administration

    05/27/2010 7:51:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 366+ views
    laura ingraham ^ | 5/26/10 | laura ingraham
    Obama's schedule of late reads like a self-indulgent narcissist's dream come true: April 23: Four days after the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, Barack and Michelle begin their golf-filled vacation in North Carolina. April 26: Even after it is clear that thousands upon thousands of gallons of crude are spilling into the Gulf daily, Obama pays no real attention to the crisis. He's busy entertaining the New York Yankees at the White House. April 29: Tired of campaigning for legislation in stops across the country, Obama stays in Washington, D.C.-and attends a DNC fundraiser at a private...
  • Krauthammer: This Administration is Lawless

    05/24/2010 8:12:05 AM PDT · by AnotherDayInParadise · 12 replies · 977+ views
    "I think it's a perfect example of the arrogance and near-lawlessness of this administration." Watch the video.
  • Obama administration helps ACORN defend socialism - in India!

    05/17/2010 11:15:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 416+ views
    daily caller ^ | 5/17/10 | Matthew Vadum
    While the Obama administration runs away from ACORN here in the United States it is quietly embracing ACORN overseas. The Obama administration is using U.S. government resources to help the embattled radical advocacy organization spread the gospel of left-wing community organizing in India. President Obama’s ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, recently lent his name and the prestige of the U.S. government to ACORN India’s efforts to organize rag-pickers in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). Roemer is a former Democratic congressman who represented an Indiana district.
  • Let’s stop pretending

    05/04/2010 11:24:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 454+ views
    haaretz ^ | 5/4/10 | Moshe Arens
    The administration in Washington is trying to force on Israel a peace settlement with the Palestinians. It is almost a year now that a certain ritual has marked the public discourse between Washington and Jerusalem. Israel gets a good slap in the face and a few days later someone in Washington announces that the U.S.-Israeli relationship is rock-solid. The Israeli prime minister is demeaned in Washington and a day later he declares that the U.S.-Israeli relationship is firm as ever. Anybody who has been involved in fostering the U.S.-Israeli relationship over the years, so important to both countries, knows that...
  • Administration comes clean, explains death panels

    04/28/2010 11:45:12 AM PDT · by aquapub · 15 replies · 909+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4-28-10 | Robert Moon
    Obama's Office of Management and Budget Director, Peter Orszag, has now indirectly admitted that ObamaCare will impose a system of rationing through the newly-created "Independent Payment Advisory Board."
  • Have you heard the one about the Jewish merchant?

    04/26/2010 1:31:40 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 39 replies · 1,271+ views ^ | 04/26/2010 | Scott Johnson
    It's been a long time since I heard a joke like this, and I'm quite sure it wasn't one told in public by a senior administration official before a high-minded audience. This joke was delivered by Obama administration National Security Advisor James Jones before an audience at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy: A Taliban militant gets lost and is wandering around the desert looking for water. He finally arrives at a store run by a Jew and asks for water. The Jewish vendor tells him he doesn't have any water but can gladly sell him a tie. The...
  • Corroborate and "the truth will set you free"!' ( Afghanistan )

    Corroboration is a tool we all seek in determining validity. What follows shortly is a first-hand accounting of the cost of the failed policies of this administration and the last in Afghanistan. I want to give full credit to Herschel Smith at 'The Captain's Journal' for bringing this to light. The contacts he has fostered have led to this piece which I believe to be of particular significance and pivotal to the discussion. For the past several months I have been making the case, in this Blog, for my fellow Warriors - especially for the actively employed but also the...
  • Obama Administration Won’t Say How it Will Pay for Federal Same-Sex Benefits

    04/07/2010 10:59:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 303+ views
    cns news ^ | 4/7/10 | Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
    ( – The Obama administration is not ready to tell Congress what cost-cutting measures it will take to pay for extending federal employee benefits to same-sex couples. The legislation that provides health care, long-term care, family and medical leave and federal retirement benefit passed the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and is awaiting approval on the Senate floor.
  • Obama administration admits new fuel efficiency standard will raise new car costs $1,100+

    04/02/2010 12:09:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 669+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 4/2/10 | Mark Hemingway
    That's the net effect of the Obama administration's ridiculous new fuel efficiency standards, according to the Institute for Energy Research: In a best-case scenario, the Obama Administration says that its regulation will increase the price of a car by $1,100 per vehicle. Other estimates are much higher—a study by Global Insight found that this kind of regulation would increase power-train costs by $1,000 for small cars and $5,000 for larger vehicles.
  • Obama administration issues fuel efficiency rules

    04/01/2010 10:44:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 694+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/1/10 | KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has issued tough gas mileage standards for new cars and trucks hitting dealerships in the future. The Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection Agency say the final rules will require 2016 model-year vehicles to meet fuel efficiency targets of 34.1 miles per gallon combined for cars and trucks, or the equivalent of 35.5 mpg with credits for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. That's an increase of nearly 10 mpg over current standards.
  • Obama Administration Specifically Recruited Homosexual Activist to Be 'Safe Schools Czar'

    03/16/2010 10:34:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 673+ views
    cns news ^ | 3/16/10 | Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
    ( – Kevin Jennings, the long-time homosexual activist who is now the Obama administration’s safe schools czar, never sought public office. Rather, he said, the Obama administration recruited him. Jennings became a lightning rod of controversy last year because he was the co-founder and president for a decade of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which promoted homosexual clubs in high schools. Moreover, Jennings has been scrutinized for how he handled a 1988 incident by advising a 15-year-old to use a condom in a sexual affair with an older adult man, rather than reporting the possible case of...
  • AJC Urges U.S. Administration to Halt Public Denunciations of Israeli Government

    03/15/2010 7:16:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 284+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/15/10 | PR Newswire
    NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) today urged the Obama Administration to call a halt to its public denunciations of the Israeli government and return to the use of language befitting the close relations between Washington and Jerusalem. "Israel made a serious mistake last week in announcing a controversial Jerusalem housing project during Vice President Biden's visit," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "It should not have happened. We fully understand the White House dismay, but Vice President Biden accepted Prime Minister Netanyahu's apology. The shared values that bind the U.S. and Israel, as the...
  • Obama Administration Using Accounting Gimmicks That Would Make Enron ‘Blush,’

    02/25/2010 1:00:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 287+ views
    cns news ^ | 2/25/10 | Christopher Neefus
    ( – Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) says the Obama administration is using an accounting “gimmick” in its budget by not including the debt owed by mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “The accounting gimmicks that are used today would make an Enron and WorldCom accountant blush,” Hensarling told reporters. “The American people know that under the policies of this administration—under the policies of this Congress—we are drowning in a sea of red i
  • Administration ‘Just Not Responding’ to Questions on Fort Hood, Said Vice Chair of Senate Intel

    02/11/2010 4:51:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 408+ views
    cns news ^ | 2/11/10 | Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
    ( - Sen. Kit Bond (R.-Mo.), the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, told bloggers on a conference call on Wednesday, Feb. 3, that the Obama administration still had not provided his committee with all the information it had requested on the November terrorist attack at Fort Hood in Texas. “They still haven’t come through with all the information that we need,” Sen. Bond said. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R.-Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee, issued two statements in January complaining that the administration had not been forthcoming on information about the Fort Hood attack. Hoekstra also...
  • Obama Contradicts Administration on Drilling

    02/11/2010 5:36:16 AM PST · by · 10 replies · 308+ views ^ | 2/10/10 | James
    In the Obama Administration, actions and words live in two distinctly different worlds. At a time when news was breaking about some on the Presidents team delaying decisions on oil drilling, Barack Obama decided to speak with the press for the first time in months. Obama’s comments included a discussion on how we needed to bridge the gap from our current energy economy to a new, yet to be discovered energy economy. Obama stated, “[G]iven our energy needs, in order to continue economic growth, produce jobs, make sure our businesses are competitive around the world, that we are going to...
  • Obama Promises Millions More Snow Jobs (Satire)

    02/01/2010 2:05:46 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 2 replies · 217+ views
    DotPenn ^ | 2-1-2010 | Sven Waring
    Not content with his administration's remarkable snow job creation, President Barack Obama told a teleprompter that snow job creation has just started. "We have to put America back to work on believing snow jobs, like hope and change," Obama said. "Yes. We can." The administration said that snow job creation was something they campaigned on and that they delivered on those promises. Obama cited Homeland security, Gitmo closure, health care, transparency, honesty, and the green economy as some of the snow jobs proposed during the 2008 campaign. "Green economy," said Obama. "That was a good one. I don't even know...
  • Obama's former mentor criticises his 'complacent administration'

    02/01/2010 12:57:25 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 27 replies · 565+ views
    Yahoo India News (ANI) ^ | February 1, 2010
    Washington, Feb 1(ANI): US President Barack Obama's former professor at Harvard Law School, Chris Edley, has criticised him for having a 'complacent administration', claiming it to be too reliant on his personal charm. "What I fear is that having made history, having won a Nobel Prize, having been celebrated around the world, a measure of complacency may have set in," The Times quoted Professor Edley, as saying. "I don't mean that the effort is not there, but that the discipline of self-criticism has perhaps faded," he added. Professor Edley, who worked in the Clinton and Carter Administrations, added: "I wouldn't...
  • Obama Administration Underestimated the Immediate Threat Posed by ‘Al Qaeda

    01/08/2010 9:13:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 675+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1/8/10 | Fred Lucas
    ( – President Obama and his White House counterterrorism adviser on Thursday accepted responsibility for attempted terror attack on Christmas Day that could have knocked an airliner out of the sky over Michigan. Although Obama called for increased accountability, no one was fired: “I am less interested in passing out blame than I am in learning from and correcting these mistakes to make us safer,” the president said. “For ultimately, the buck stops with me. As president, I have a solemn responsibility to protect our nation and our people. And when the system fails, it is my responsibility.”
  • Boy, now he's in real trouble; Obama administration revokes U.S. visa of accused Nigerian bomber

    01/06/2010 9:10:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,338+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/6/09 | Andrew Malcolm
    Click here to find out more! Top of the Ticket Politics and commentary, coast to coast, from the Los Angeles Times « Previous Post | Top of the Ticket Home | Next Post » Boy, now he's in real trouble; Obama administration revokes U.S. visa of accused Nigerian bomber January 6, 2010 | 4:00 am Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Under the category of looks-like-about-12-days-too-late, the State Department has announced it is revoking the U.S. visa for suspected Nigerian underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. That will show him and who knows how many others that the Obama administration really means business. The...
  • KC school district has about 1,000 employees too many, official says

    01/01/2010 3:42:33 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 23 replies · 1,092+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | December 6th | JOE ROBERTSON
    After a stormy summer in which the Kansas City School District shed more than 500 employees, its remade human resources department faces another huge task. With about 3,300 employees, the district still has about 1,000 more people than most districts with enrollments of about 17,000 students, said Steve Harris, the new assistant superintendent for human resources. “We’re way out of sync,” Harris said. “We want to try to get as close as we can for the next school year.”
  • Terror Suspect Wasn't Considered Threat

    12/27/2009 8:11:49 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 18 replies · 625+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/2009 | Catherine Herridge/AP
    Despite mounting evidence of a sophisticated international plot to bring down a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, the man charged in the thwarted attack — who was on U.S. officials' radar for years — was never considered a sufficient threat to keep from flying. The alleged Christmas Day terrorist had been in one of the U.S. government's largest terror databases since November, when his father brought him to the attention of embassy officials in Nigeria. But Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab came to the attention of intelligence officials months before that, according to a U.S. government official involved in the investigation. The...