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  • Minutes After Debt Ceiling Is Raised, Obama Shows Up With List Of Things To Spend Money On

    10/16/2013 7:45:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Stephen Kruiser
    October 16, 2013 Minutes After Debt Ceiling Is Raised, Obama Shows Up With List Of Things To Spend Money On Stephen Kruiser Start learning Mandarin, kids. β€œIn fact, there are things that we know will help strengthen our economy that we could get done before this year is out,” said Obama from the White House briefing room. β€œWe still need to pass a law to fix our broken immigration system. We still need to pass a farm bill. And with the shutdown behind us and budget committees forming, we now have an opportunity to focus on a sensible budget that...
  • (MSNBC) Wolffe: Opposition To Obama Speech Possibly Based On Skin Color

    09/01/2011 10:24:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    RCP ^ | 8-31-11 | Real Clear Politics
    "The interesting question is: What is it about this president that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the Office of the President? Why do Republicans think this president is unpresidential and should dare to request this kind of thing? It strikes me that it could be the economic times, it could be that he won so big in 2008 or it could be, let's face it, the color of his skin. This is an extraordinary reaction to a normal sequence of events," MSNBC contributor Richard Wolffe said on "The Last Word."
  • Budget tricks helped Obama save programs from cuts (spending cuts exaggerated)

    04/12/2011 8:04:55 AM PDT · by quesney · 62 replies
    WASHINGTON – The historic $38 billion in budget cuts resulting from at-times hostile bargaining between Congress and the Obama White House were accomplished in large part by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs President Barack Obama had targeted anyway. Such moves permitted Obama to save favorite programs — Pell grants for poor college students, health research and "Race to the Top" aid for public schools, among others — from Republican knives, according to new details of the legislation released Tuesday morning. And big holes in foreign aid and Environmental Protection...