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  • UPDATE: Butch Morgan, Democratic chairman, resigns his position (ANOTHER Obama Scandal!)

    10/17/2011 8:31:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    WSBT-TV ^ | 10-17-11 | WSBT
    t's official. WSBT first told you that a long-time St. Joseph County Democratic Chair Butch Morgan had resigned. But there was some confusion over whether that in fact did happen, until shortly before 10 p.m. when his attorney confirmed it. Earlier Monday night, Morgan’s attorney told WSBT he was considering a leave of absence, not a resignation. That was after Indiana State Democratic Chairman Dan Parker sent WSBT an email stating Morgan resigned effective at 6 p.m. This comes as the St. Joseph County Prosecutor investigates the local Democratic Party for possible voter registration fraud. A South Bend Tribune and...
  • APNewsBreak: US drops keeping troops in Iraq

    10/15/2011 5:45:45 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 92 replies
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 10/15/11 | LARA JAKES and REBECCA SANTANA
    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, The Associated Press has learned. The decision to pull out fully by January will effectively end more than eight years of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, despite ongoing concerns about its security forces and the potential for instability...
  • Energy Dept.: Law Prevents Us From Doing What We Want, Therefore the Law Doesn’t Apply

    10/14/2011 5:19:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    National Review - The Corner ^ | 10-14-11 | Andrew McCarthy
    How absurd is the Obama DOE’s explanation for violating the federal law against prioritizing private lenders ahead of taxpayers (i.e., sliding the president’s Solyndra cronies ahead of the public)? As Andrew’s post demonstrates, it is laugh out loud absurd — or at least it would be if the scheme were not so outrageous. Let’s put aside for the moment that, by the administration’s “reasoning,” the public could be robbed on every loan by simply “renegotiating” it 10 seconds after it was finalized. What is truly priceless is the administration’s claim that the law had to be ignored because “investors are...
  • Obama sending combat troops to central Africa to aid fight against rebels

    10/14/2011 11:09:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 270 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | October 14th, 2011 | CNN
    President Obama has deployed combat troops to central Africa to aid in the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army. In a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Obama says 12 troops with "appropriate combat equipment" were deployed on October 12 and approximately 100 in total will be deployed including a second combat team and headquarters, communications and logistics personnel. The forces will provide information and advise and assist "select partner nation forces," Obama explains. The troops will not fight except in self-defense. The full letter is after the jump.
  • Michelle Obama’s 'goodwill tour' of Africa cost U.S. taxpayers AT LEAST $425,000

    10/04/2011 8:24:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:13 AM on 5th October 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Documents obtained under a federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch detail costs incurred during the First Lady's trip to South Africa and Botswana in June - with the cost of firing up 'Air Force 2' alone amounting to $424,142. The White House earlier professed the purpose of the trip was to help 'youth leadership, education, health and wellness' in south Africa.
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 235 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.” Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...
  • Fries with that? Now you'll need parents' permission as Michelle Obama unveils PG-rated meals....

    09/15/2011 7:45:55 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/11 | Rachel Quigley
    Not content with going after the nation's children, its grocery stores, the food pyramid and McDonalds, Michelle Obama is now going after the country's most beloved restaurant chains Olive Garden, Red Lobster and its sister restaurants have pledged to serve healthier meals by cutting calories and sodium in its meals by 20 per cent over a decade. And if the little ones desire some French fries they will only be able to do so with adult supervision. Among promised changes for children, Darden Restaurants Inc said a fruit or vegetable side and low-fat milk will become standard with kids' meals...
  • It's Another "Us" Crisis

    09/18/2011 4:28:41 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Saturday, September 17, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    “We can’t just leave it up to the parents," Michelle Obama We live in a golden age. A wondrous era where the government compels us to buy health insurance, whether we need it or not. And whether we want to or not. Where the First Lady is no longer in charge of the White House's meals, but of our meals. Where wise and generous czars in the nation's capital ponder day and night how to stop the flow of free information that's rotting our minds and filling our heads with critical thoughts about the government. Previous generations had to do...
  • Law firms representing Solyndra executives are major Democratic donors

    09/21/2011 10:01:02 AM PDT · by sunmars · 18 replies
    The law firms representing two prominent Solyndra executives are major Democratic Party donors, The Daily Caller has learned. Reuters first reported that the bankrupt company’s CEO, Brian Harrison, and CFO, W.G. Stover, plan to refuse to talk openly to congressional investigators about how their company squandered $535 million in taxpayer money. They will invoke their Fifth Amendment right not to self-incriminate themselves at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Friday. The law firms representing the executives are Orrick, Harrington and Sutcliffe, and Keker and Van Nest. Both are major contributors to Democrats and both have handsomely helped President...
  • Michelle Obama prodding restaurants to reduce portion size

    09/14/2011 1:46:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 168 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 14, 2011 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON-- First Lady Michelle Obama is expected Thursday to announce headway in her drive to have restaurants reduce portion sizes, part of her "Let's Move' campaign against obesity. "The Childhood Obesity Task Force Report"--commissioned as part of Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move" project, "specifically calls on restaurants to, "consider their portion sizes, improve children's menus, and make healthy options the default choice whenever possible." below, from White House.... UPCOMING GUIDANCE FOR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA Thursday, September 15 11:45 AM - First Lady Michelle Obama will make a major Let's Move! announcement related to providing healthier choices and greater variety for...
  • Lara Logan of CBS Talks About Her Assault in Egypt

    04/28/2011 1:31:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Thursday, April 28, 2011 | Brian Stelter
    ...Tahrir Square when she was sexually assaulted by a mob on the night that Hosni Mubarak’s government fell in Cairo. Ms. Logan, a CBS News correspondent, was in the square preparing a report for “60 Minutes” on Feb. 11 when the celebratory mood suddenly turned threatening. She was ripped away from her producer and bodyguard by a group of men who tore at her clothes and groped and beat her body. “For an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands,” Ms. Logan said in an interview with The New York Times. She estimated that the attack lasted...
  • Valerie Jarrett to Trump: You Can Forget About the Obama's School Records

    04/28/2011 12:11:56 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 131 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | April 28, 2011
    White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett said President Obama will not release his academic records, commenting a day after Obama put out his “long form” birth certificate and Donald Trump decided to press his luck by demanding Obama’s college transcripts. “We know this is nonsense,” Jarrett said in an interview on The Joe Madison Show on SiriusXM on Thursday morning.”He is almost 50 years old. And he is president of the United States and I don’t think anybody will debate his intelligence and so now we do need to get serious…let’s just get serious…get back to focusing on what’s important.
  • Dollar Loses More Ground [Don't look now, but.....Dollar Death Accelerating]

    04/28/2011 8:03:50 AM PDT · by Rich21IE · 82 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/28/2011 | STEPHEN L. BERNARD
    Dollar Loses More Ground. NEW YORK—The dollar dropped after economic indicators pointed to a dismal employment picture and slowing economic growth. The dollar has been hammered recently, losing out on interest-rate differentials and regularly hitting multiyear lows against other major currencies. Losses were especially bad Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank is far from tightening monetary policy as economic growth remains slow and unemployment remains high.
  • Why Obama is so far behind the times

    04/20/2011 8:51:52 AM PDT · by JudyM · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/19/2011 | Noemie Emery
    Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post and others have noted that President Obama seems a few beats behind things; unable to anticipate things as they develop, and awkward when forced to catch up. When he responds, his answers seem lacking. Good politicians are in tune with their times, great ones foresee them, but Obama seems out of step with his times, and behind them. He is in the right job (he thinks), at the wrong moment, handed a crisis he never expected, and is doing his best to ignore. He was told, and believed, he was the new FDR at...
  • Obama: No Yellowstone?!

    04/06/2011 1:06:06 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 04/06/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    Miles from Washington, President Obama on Wednesday tried to persuade people that they should care about keeping the government open — because if it shuts down, they won’t be able to walk around national parks. Obama told clean energy workers in Pennsylvania that some of them are probably thinking, “What do I care?” They should care, he said, because a shutdown would stall small-business loans and mortgage work. And, if any of them wanted to vacation at Yellowstone National Park, “you're out of luck,” Obama said. “You may have to figure out if you can get your money back,” he...
  • Obama, Brazil, The new "inclusive" world order, and Agenda 21

    03/23/2011 7:42:08 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 37 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 3/19/2011 | Press Release
    "Noting the interdependence among peace, security and development, President Rousseff and President Obama reaffirmed their desire to build a just and inclusive world order, which promotes democracy, human rights and social justice." "They reaffirmed the imperative to modernize the international financial institutions in a way that reflects the changes in the world economy and moves towards global financial stability, sustainable development and poverty reduction." "They welcomed the strengthening of the collaboration on environment and climate change, including under the Common Agenda on Environment and the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation Regarding Climate Change, and agreed to include in the Common...
  • Live Thread: Obama to Speak on Libya From Brazil 3:45 P.M. EDT; First U.S. Missiles Strike Libya

    03/19/2011 12:35:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 130 replies · 1+ views
    Saturday, March 19, 2011 | Kristinn
    Obama to speak again on Libya from Brazil within the hour (about 3:45 p.m. EDT.)Fox News Channel reporting first U.S. Tomahawk missiles launched against Libya.Earlier, the AP reported the U.S. was planning such attacks on Libya's air defense systems.A Pentagon briefing will follow Obama's remarks.
  • Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans 'my people'

    03/01/2011 11:15:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 247 replies
    Politico.com ^ | March 01, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American. Holder's frustration over the criticism became evident during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing as Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding a club stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia. The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense...
  • Mr. Buttons Is Home From Hawaii

    01/07/2011 7:18:04 PM PST · by devolve · 66 replies
    Friday, January 7, 2011 | devolve
  • Man arrested for taking pictures at MIA

    01/18/2011 8:39:53 PM PST · by ExSoldier · 82 replies
    WSVN News CH 7 Miami ^ | 1/18/2011 | Staff
    STORYMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WSVN) -- A man has been arrested after, officials said, he caused a security scare at a South Florida airport. On Jan. 11, Miami-Dade Police officers stopped Oluwole Aboyade in the Dolphin parking garage at MIA after he reportedly began taking pictures of sensitive areas at the airport. According to a Miami-Dade Police report, an officer said he became alarmed when he saw Aboyade taking pictures of buildings, surveillance cameras, airport runways and restricted areas. When the police approached the Nigerian national, he said he would remain silent. The police report read, "Mr. Aboyade was observed walking...
  • Oprah says America would’ve had breadlines if Barack Obama wasn’t elected

    12/26/2010 4:13:56 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 26, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Oprah Winfrey says America would’ve had breadlines if Barack Obama wasn’t elected. That overpaid queen of daytime TV is opening her mouth again—and when she does, it usually includes praise for President Obama. In a new interview with Parade magazine, the talk show queen, who recently refocused the priorities of America by denying in an interview that she was a lesbian, offers nothing but support for Obama. Winfrey says that she is pleased as can be with everything that number 44 has thus far accomplished in his first two years. Declaring that she’s not been disappointed in anything Obama has...
  • More "free" lunches thanks to Michelle's bloated "security" bill

    12/14/2010 6:36:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    lauraingraham.com ^ | 12/14/10 | Laura Ingraham
    More than two-thirds of New York City's public school students will begin getting more nutritious free or low-cost school lunches under First Lady Michelle Obama's pet project to get kids to eat well and exercise. President Obama signed into law Sunday the $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which expands the free lunch program and requires that schools provide more nutritious lunches. "We've seen the connection between what kids eat and how well they perform in school," he said. Some 680,000 out of 1.1 million New York children participate in the school lunch program - a big chunk of the...
  • Bill Clinton pushed Meek to quit Florida race

    10/28/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ben Smith
    Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded. Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom. Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote....
  • Reports: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Broke Laws at Polling Place, Harassed Poll Watchers

    10/22/2010 10:19:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 142 replies
    Friday, October 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    There are two reports that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) violated electioneering laws inside a polling place and harassed poll watchers at the Acres Home Multiservice Community Center on October 18th.Liberty Pundits has two eyewitness anonymous sources, a poll watcher and an election clerk, who describe Rep. Jackson Lee speaking with and shaking hands of voters inside a polling place located in the same building as her district office and getting in the faces of poll watchersKPRC 950 host Michael Berry (@28:45) interviewed Houston poll watcher Catherine Engelbrecht of King Street Patriots/True The Vote on October 19th about what was...
  • Charlie Rangel AMBUSHED: Liberals Worship Disgraced Congressman

    10/06/2010 6:25:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | October 6, 2010 | Emily Miller
    Disgraced Congressman Charlie Rangel attempted to escape reality by diving into a crowd of adoring lefties at the “One Nation Working Together” rally at the Lincoln Memorial. The Harlem Democrat is about to stand trial to defend against 13 counts of ethical charges by his colleagues in the House, but you wouldn’t know it if you saw him being treated like a rock star on Saturday. Rangel sported enormous black sunglasses and delved into the crowds, who cheered “Charlie, Charlie!” A happy-go-lucky Charlie hugged the fans, glad-handed and yelled “I love you!” Well, Charlie tried to escape reality, but HUMAN...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Talks about "The Roots of Obama's Rage

    10/01/2010 4:26:01 PM PDT · by Artcore · 40 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | 10/1/10 | Bob Ellis
    Author Dinesh D’Souza has a new book out entitled The Roots of Obama’s Rage. In brief, the book is about Barack Obama’s youth and formative experiences that ideologically made him the man he is today. You may recall a recent column by D’Souza which provided just a teaser of what may be found in the book. This series of videos (below) made by D’Souza provide some glimpses of what you’ll find in the book. Like D’Souza, Obama lived a great deal of his life off the U.S. mainland–even in foreign countries. D’Souza grew up in India and came to the...
  • Disney backs Michelle Obama's child obesity campaign

    09/30/2010 3:00:36 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | Sept. 30, 2010 | Staff
    The Walt Disney Company on Thursday threw its weight behind a campaign championed by US First Lady Michelle Obama to push back child obesity. The "Magic of Healthy Living" campaign will feature public service announcements by Michelle Obama, teen idol Nick Jonas, TV star Brenda Song and other celebrities, all seeking "to inspire kids" to lead healthy lives and help their parents to instill good habits in them, Disney said in a statement. As part of the campaign, Disney will make a one million dollar grant to help build play spaces and gardens in 10 underserved communities nationwide. ..."We are...
  • Michelle Obama Says Click Off Cartoons and Go Out and Play [Jawohl, mein Herr Frau Fuhrer!]

    09/25/2010 12:00:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Parent Dish ^ | September 24, 2010 | Mary Beth Sammons
    Attention Malia and Sasha: The remote is in Mom's hands this Saturday, and she's sending a message to you and the rest of the nation's kids to "Go out and play." At noon EST on Sept. 25, first lady Michelle Obama will tell Nick viewers to "get ready to shut down your computers, put down your cell phones and turn off your TVs." Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. and TeenNick will then go off the air for three hours, according to the Associated Press. The cartoon blackout is part of Nickelodeon's annual Worldwide Day of Play campaign, an annual effort to...
  • Barney Did "Cook the Books" -- Here's How

    09/22/2010 12:09:34 PM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 25 replies
    Bielet for Congress ^ | Sept 21, 2010 | Sean Bielat
    Mr. Spillane, I have to admit that I'm puzzled by one of your recent columns accusing me of a “cheap shot” on Barney Frank. You said: “So today, Bielat is out with a press release announcing that Barney Frank 'cooked the books' for House Financial Services Committee member Maxine Waters but he offers no fair-minded evidence that that was the case.” I know you're an intelligent man, and even the smartest of us make mistakes. So let's go look again at the evidence, shall we? Last week, The Washington Post broke the story that OneUnited Bank received special treatment from...
  • Auntie Zeituni Gripes About the Accommodations on Her Free Ride

    09/22/2010 11:07:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Moonbattery ^ | 9/22/2010 | Van Helsing
    Apparently the self-pity Comrade Obama exhibits whenever he's criticized runs in the family, as demonstrated by his welfare queen illegal alien Aunt Zeituni. From Howie Carr: So here she is, the president's half-aunt, 58 years old, "retired," living in public housing where Americans must wait years for an opening, getting $700 a month from a system into which she never contributed. "I have been treated like Public Enemy Number One," she told Channel 4's Jonathan Elias the other night. … "I did not take advantage of the system," she said. "The system took advantage of me." How's that War on...
  • Obama: "We can absorb a terrorist attack" (Woodward book)

    09/22/2010 10:09:19 AM PDT · by quesney · 168 replies
    Woodward's book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, "We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger."
  • ABC News: White House Reacts to Woodward Book

    09/22/2010 6:26:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 22, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    A senior administration official who read the book says "the President comes across in the review and throughout the decision-making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role." The official says of the descriptions of the infighting in the book that "the debates in the book are well known because the policy review process was covered so exhaustively." White House officials are still matching New York Times excerpts with anecdotes in the book but one says not all the quoting is fair, especially Vice President...
  • Obama urges blacks to vote, "guard the change

    09/18/2010 9:00:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sep. 18, 2010 | Alister Bull
    Reuters) - President Barack Obama, seeking to fire up an important part of his support base ahead of November's elections, told black leaders on Saturday he wanted their support to "guard the change" he was delivering.
  • Why Michelle Obama Should Stay Out of Restaurants

    09/16/2010 1:38:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Stir ^ | September 15, 2010 | Julie Ryan Evans
    Earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the National Restaurant Association with stern advice about the fare they should serve up -- less butter and cream, fewer fries. “I’m not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business,” she said. “But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love." She also gave them advice on advertising. “It’s not enough just to limit ads for...
  • Facing ‘Obligations’ From Leadership, Democrat Congresswoman Leaves Voicemail for Lobbyist Cash

    09/15/2010 8:33:09 PM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 79 replies
    Breitbart / BIGGOVERNMENT ^ | 9/15/2010 | Capitol Confidential
    A couple weeks ago, House Member Eleanor Holmes Norton made a fundraising call to a lobbyist. The lobbyist wasn’t available, so Holmes Norton left a voicemail. We have been given a copy of that message. The audio is below. By way of background, with their prospects for November quickly deteriorating, Congressional Democrats are scrambling to assemble the financial resources they hope can stave off their electoral armageddon. Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team are putting a lot of pressure on Democrat members to pony up campaign contributions to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. In the article linked above, Politico noted:...
  • Tim Geithner Warns: The US Is At Risk Of A 1930s Repeat

    09/12/2010 10:53:34 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 9-13-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Tim Geithner Warns: The US Is At Risk Of A 1930s Repeat Joe Weisenthal Sep. 12, 2010, 9:11 PM If the government become paralyzed -- as is arguably the case already, and is clearly a serious risk should the GOP take over -- the US risks a 1930s-like scenario. At least according to Tim Geithner. That's the standout quote from an interview in the WSJ: [The] typical error most countries make coming out of a financial crisis is they shift too quickly to premature restraint. You saw that in the United States in the 30s, you saw that in Japan...
  • Obama's electoral coalition is crumbling (LA Times is dumping on Hussein Alert)

    09/11/2010 11:31:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 11, 2010 | James Oliphant and Kathleen Hennessey
    Nearly two years ago, the political world could only marvel at the breadth of voter support for Barack Obama. The new president had won over voters once thought to have abandoned his party for good. He'd found new reservoirs of support among groups many thought were tapped out. He energized a coalition — made up of blacks, women, Latinos, young voters and large numbers of suburbanites — that some believed would keep Democrats in power for years to come. A scant 20 months later, the Obama coalition is frayed and frazzled. A majority of those who voted for Obama still...
  • The Obama Heyday Is Over

    09/09/2010 5:58:57 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 137 replies · 3+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-10-10 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    <p>With so many Democrats running against the president's agenda in the midterm, change will come in the next Congress, regardless of which party is in control.</p> <p>EmailPrintSave This ↓ More. .Twitter Digg + More close Yahoo! BuzzMySpacedel.icio.usRedditFacebookLinkedInFarkViadeoOrkut Text Barack Obama hit the campaign trail this week to resurrect some of that hopey-changey stuff and to complain that his critics talk about him "like a dog." Turns out the president wasn't, in fact, referring to his own party.</p>
  • Scientist Watches Glacier Melt Beneath His Feet (LOL)

    09/05/2010 1:12:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies · 1+ views
    npr.org ^ | Sep. 5, 2010 | NPR staff
    Earlier this summer, a group of scientists spent two weeks in Indonesia atop a glacier called Puncak Jaya, one of the few remaining tropical glaciers in the world. They were taking samples of ice cores to study the impacts of climate change on the glacier. Lonnie Thompson, a professor of earth sciences at Ohio State University, led the team and what he witnessed shocked him: The glacier was literally melting under their feet. Thompson tells NPR's Guy Raz he has conducted 57 expeditions around the world, but this trip was unusual. It was the first one where he experienced rain...
  • Obama Oval Office Speech Announcing End of Combat Operations in Iraq @ 8PM EDT [LIVE THREAD]

    08/31/2010 2:45:15 PM PDT · by Severa · 722 replies · 1+ views
    I searched all over and didn't see a live thread on tonight's speech soooooo here it is! (Be gentle on me, in all my years here this is my FIRST LIVE THREAD!)
  • Why Obama doesn't get Glenn Beck

    08/31/2010 12:04:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | August 31, 2010 | Charles M. Lane
    Not every American who marches behind a hateful crackpot is a hateful crackpot. The peaceful, thoughtful throng that assembled for Louis Farrakhan at the Million Man March in 1995 -- including a young Barack Obama -- proved that point. Notwithstanding some commentary, I tend to feel the same way about the much different (and rather smaller) assemblage that gathered at the behest of Glenn Beck in Washington last Saturday. Certainly, if you’re president of the United States, the most prudent course is to draw a distinction between the leader and the anonymous masses and treat the latter with at least...
  • Barack Obama is considering new stimulus

    08/30/2010 9:01:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    <p>Barack Obama, under pressure to restart the economic machine and Employment, announced Monday it had discussed with his advisers to new stimulus measures including tax breaks.</p> <p>The U.S. president had just returned after ten days of vacation, appeared at the White House to show its concern about the economy that some experts fear a relapse into recession.</p>
  • Breaking News: President Obama Says "I'm Having a Great Time" On Vacation

    08/25/2010 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 281 replies · 1+ views
    .abcnews.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | .abcnews.com
    Last night President Obama and First Lady Obama dined at State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard. Their dinner companions were family friends Dr. Eric and Cheryl Whitaker, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and lawyer and business executive Vernon Jordan and wife Ann Dibble Jordan. As they departed the restaurant at 9:55 pm ET, reporters asked the president if he was enjoying his vacation even with the rain. "I'm having a great time,” the president said. “Doing a lot of reading" Among the president’s reading materials is Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom,” which is not yet on shelves. During a weekend...
  • Sen. Harry Reid breaks ranks with President Obama and sides against building 9/11 mosque

    08/16/2010 2:24:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 26 replies · 2+ views
    The Senate’s top Democrat on Monday came out against plans to build a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, moving away from President Barack Obama on the controversial election-year issue. Locked in a tight race, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid became the highest profile Democrat to respond to Obama, who last week backed the right for the developers to build a mosque near ground zero. Since his comments Friday, the Democratic president and his aides have worked to explain the statement, which drew criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike. “The First Amendment protects freedom of religion,” said...
  • Hotels near White House being evacuated due to electrical fire

    08/14/2010 5:48:14 PM PDT · by BallparkBoys · 148 replies · 2+ views
    on sight eyewitness
    According to a friend, White House is being evatuated, and its chaos around there....FYI ....Finding no news...
  • Live Thread: Maxine Waters Statement on Ethics Charges

    08/13/2010 7:29:28 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Live on Fox News Channel ^ | AUg. 13th 2010 | none
    She starts the statement with the words "I am here to present MY facts" (Not the facts).
  • Top Gay Blogger John Aravosis: Obama Campaign Asked Me to Do 'Dirty Work' in 2008, and I Did

    08/10/2010 8:11:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Kristinn
    Leading gay blogger John Aravosis, writing today at his Americablog about White House spokesman Robert Gibbs attacking inside the beltway progressive critics of Barack Obama, like Aravosis, let slip that he performed surreptitious "dirty work" for Obama at the behest of his 2008 presidential campaign:Joe and I are upset with Obama, and we, for example, raised nearly $43,000 for the man, According to the White House, our money now doesn't count. Great, would they like to give it back? I for one, would love the $1000 back that I personally donated to the Obama campaign. Joe gave even more. I...
  • Rangel live on FOX whining

    08/10/2010 10:03:59 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 61 replies · 1+ views
    8/10/2010 | self
    Charlie Rangel is live on Fox news speaking on the House floor.
  • Gingrich Urges Lawmakers Not to Show Up for Lame Duck Session (pledge form for your Congressperson)

    08/09/2010 11:09:41 AM PDT · by dselig · 59 replies
    To Member of Congress: The Left are planning to subvert the will of the American people. You have the power to stop them. Leading Congressional Democrats are dead set on passing controversial and unpopular legislation in a special Lame Duck session of Congress after the November 2nd Election. It’s the only way Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi can succeed in advancing their unpopular agenda because they know they do not have the support of the American people. Given the Left's track record during this current session of Congress, the American people have the right to know where their elected representatives...
  • Katie Couric Covers Michelle Obama's 'Let Them Eat Stimulus' Spain Vacation Controversy

    08/05/2010 6:38:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 60 replies
    Thursday, August 5, 2010 | Kristinn
    Well knock me down with a feather! On tonight's broadcast of the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric covered the controversy over Michelle Obama's luxurious 60 room Spain vacation during the continuing economic crisis.The report, which clocked in at a lengthy 2 minutes and 29 seconds, was made by Sharyl Atkisson from the White House and included graphics showing the cost of Michelle Obama's round-trip airfare to Spain on a government plane and the per diem cost for the estimated 70 Secret Service agents on the trip:• Transport on the Air Force version of a 757. That's $146,000 for the round...