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  • Illness cuts Jimmy Carter trip short

    05/10/2015 11:11:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 88 replies ^ | May 10, 2015 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Amid health concerns, former President Jimmy Carter had to cut his trip to Guyana short.
  • 16 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Would Be A Really, Really Bad President

    01/08/2012 8:19:39 PM PST · by STARWISE · 60 replies
    *snip* The fact that Barack Obama looked sharp and could give inspiring speeches helped him go a long way back in 2008. Well, it is the same thing with Romney. The guy looks very presidential and he sounds very presidential. When backed into a corner, he is extremely slick. He rarely makes mistakes and he is very polished. Mitt Romney is a "politician" in the worst sense of the word. As his past has demonstrated, he will do and say just about anything in order to get elected. The positions he has taken during this campaign season have been carefully...
  • First Person: Rising Health Insurance Costs Are Hurting Our Small Business (Obama to blame!!!)

    11/15/2011 3:37:31 AM PST · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/10/2011 | By Ted Sherman
    In our small real estate business, our employees are the reason for our success and we try to provide a benefits package that reflects those feelings. We have four full-time employees and three part-timers and rising health insurance costs are really hurting our bottom line. We may have to choose between laying off employees or reducing benefits to the existing employees to maintain everyone on the payroll. The prices continue to rise each year, with the cost of employer-provided healthcare rising an average of 9% last year to an average of about $15,000 per employee. That's not what the insurance...
  • Canadian PM eyes China after US pipeline delay

    11/13/2011 6:25:40 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    AFP - ^ | 14 November 2011
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday that he was looking at exporting more oil to China after the United States delayed a decision on a controversial pipeline. President Barack Obama's administration last week put off a decision on Keystone XL project after a major protest campaign by environmentalists, who say the pipeline would be prone to accidents and worsen climate change. The conservative Canadian leader, taking part in a summit in Hawaii hosted by Obama said the pipeline decision had produced "extremely negative reactions" and that he discussed oil exports with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
  • How Obama’s Alternative-Energy Programs Became Green Graft (by unscrupulous means)

    11/12/2011 9:16:00 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 9 replies
    Victory chronicles ^ | Saturday November 12, 2011 | Peter Schweizer.
    Where did green-energy cash go? Straight to campaign donors. Read more about Peter Schwiezer’s Throw Them All Out in the new Newsweek on sale Monday. When President-elect Obama came to Washington in late 2008, he was outspoken about the need for an economic stimulus to revive a struggling economy. He wanted billions of dollars spent on “shovel-ready projects” to build roads; billions more for developing alternative-energy projects; and additional billions for expanding broadband Internet access and creating a “smart grid” for energy consumption. After he was sworn in as president, he proclaimed that taxpayer money would assuredly not be doled...
  • A Stupid Energy Policy

    11/12/2011 10:29:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 12, 2011 | Amy Oliver
    By Amy Oliver and Michael SandovalIf lawmakers really cared about consumers, they would ditch expensive renewable energy mandates that require a subsidized market for resources that are not practical on a large scale.  It’s a classic case of putting the cart before the horse; policy came before practical application.The Department of Energy (DOE) reports that 24 states and the district of Columbia have renewable energy mandates ranging from Maine’s high of 40 percent to Pennsylvania’s low of 8 percent.  Also known as a “Renewable Portfolio Standard” (RPS), these policies require that energy providers ignore practicality and price in order to...
  • Unions Furious at Obama for Killing Pipeline Jobs (But they are dumb enough to keep voting for him)

    11/12/2011 11:38:38 AM PST · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/2011 | Terry O’Sullivan,
    Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today in response to the U.S. State Department delay of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline: Environmentalists formed a circle around the White House and within days the Obama Administration chose to inflict a potentially fatal delay to a project that is not just a pipeline, but is a lifeline for thousands of desperate working men and women. The Administration chose to support environmentalists over jobs – job-killers win, American workers lose. Environmental groups from the Natural Resources Defense Council...
  • Keystone Cop-Out (Obama punts on more than 20,000 shovel-ready jobs.)

    11/10/2011 6:05:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, November 11, 2011
    President Obama used to be fond of "shovel-ready projects." He's also demanding that Congress pass his jobs bill immediately because 9% unemployment is a crisis, and, by the way, he's for making the U.S. less reliant on energy from tyrants. So how about putting 20,000 Americans to work on a North American energy project that's as shovel-ready as they come? Sorry, Mr. Obama is voting present. The $7 billion project is TransCanada's Keystone XL, a 1,700-mile underground pipeline that would deliver 830,000 barrels of heavy crude oil a day from Alberta to refineries in Oklahoma and Texas. TransCanada filed an...
  • Obama uses executive orders as a political tool

    11/01/2011 8:38:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | Tom Cohen
    President Barack Obama is crafting his own laws of political physics these days, insisting that inaction by a divided Congress requires White House action in order to get something done. A campaign labeled "We Can't Wait" pushes unilateral directives and programs from the White House as the only way to push ahead on the president's agenda when a do-nothing Congress fails to act.
  • EPA to Implement New Coal-Killing Rules 13 Days Before FERC Hearing on Their Potential Effects

    10/21/2011 4:06:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10-21-11 | Dan Riehl
    Some called it a gaffe when current Vice President Joe Biden was caught on video saying, “No Coal Plants Here in America,” during the 2008 campaign. Now, thanks to a bit of curious timing, the Obama administration may be a step closer to achieving that very thing, destroying up to 1.4 million jobs in the progress. The move will also lead to a significant increase in energy prices; however, it may be too late to do anything about all that by the time the information comes to light. And yet some think Wall Street, not Washington, is the problem. Here’s...
  • White House Draws Closer To Occupy Wall Street, Says Obama Is Fighting For Interests Of The 99%

    10/16/2011 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies ^ | Oct. 16, 2011 | Zeke Miller
    The White House continued its embrace of the Occupy Wall Street protests on Sunday, using the strongest terms yet to identify President Barack Obama with the growing movement. In a call previewing Obama's upcoming bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama "will continue to acknowledge the frustration that he himself shares," about Washington's laggard response to the financial crisis. Earnest added that while on the trip, Obama will make it clear that he is fighting to make certain that the "interests of 99 percent of Americans are well represented" — the first time...
  • White House Official Publicly Touts Occupy Wall Street, Slogan

    10/16/2011 2:50:42 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 20 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/16/11 | Aurelius
    Trying its hardest to show that it has no idea what is going on, an official in the Obama White House has now publicly touted the Occupy Wall Street movement, using their own slogan. "The interests of the 99 percent of Americans are well-represented on [President Obama's campaign] tour," said Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest Sunday. Secretary Earnest is referring to the OWS slogan, which states that "the 1%" of "rich capitalists" are oppressing "the 99%" somehow. ...The OWS movement also has a severe antisemitic overtone, even though it calls for "economic equality," and is decidedly more violent than...
  • Hours after dismissing party politics, Obama attacks GOP again

    10/16/2011 1:36:25 PM PDT · by matthewreporter · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 16, 2011 | Neil Munro
    Two hours after President Barack Obama cited Rev. Martin Luther King’s advice that Americans not question each others’ love of country, his spokesman demanded that GOP legislators “put country before party” by ending their opposition to the president’s spending plans. Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest made the demand during an afternoon press conference called to tout the president’s three-day bus tour through counties in swing-states Virginia and North Carolina. The bus tour starts Monday and is intended to magnify the media’s coverage of poll-tested provisions in Obama’s proposed $446 billion, one-year stimulus bill, the American Jobs Act. For example, the...
  • It’s getting a little scary out there.

    10/16/2011 1:54:32 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 54 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/16/2011 | Moneyrunner
    For most of the Obama administration, we only had to worry about the economic destruction he was fomenting. Now the threats and actions are becoming physically violent. It’s getting scary out there. Forget about running guns to Mexican drug cartels via “Fast and Furious.” Most of the people killed with those guns were Mexican, and they were doing a lot of that even before the Obama administration got into the business of adding to their arsenals. But now we have Democrats, like North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue telling us that maybe we should forgo elections for a few years. Others,...
  • Report: Obama's Czars Are Seizing More Power

    10/16/2011 11:55:33 AM PDT · by Oiao · 23 replies
    Big Government / Judicial Watch ^ | Oct 16th 2011 at 10:39 | Tom Fitton
    •Czar appointees have seized unprecedented control over major aspects of government policy and programs. In some instances, unconfirmed czars have authority, in seeming violation of the U.S. Constitution, over certain Senate-confirmed officers. •A number of the czars have been linked to scandals, thefts and kickbacks, flagrant and offensive statements, conflicts of interest, and radical leftist political ideologies and policies.
  • Does Obama Endorse This?

    10/16/2011 12:02:22 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | DANIEL HALPER
    The front page of Saturday's Washington Post featured a story titled "Obama looks to harness anti-Wall St. angst" directly below a picture of a wild-looking protester strangling a police officer with this caption: "A man affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests tackles a police officer during a march in New York. Police arrested 15 people during demonstrations Friday, but the movement gained a victory after a plan to clear people from a Manhattan park was halted."  This, it turns out, is an element of President Obama's reelection strategy. "President Obama and his team have decided to turn public anger at...
  • Top Solyndra pusher jumps up a bracket in Obama's reelection campaign bundling

    10/16/2011 12:39:27 PM PDT · by matthewreporter · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 14, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Obama administration Department of Energy loan programs adviser Steve Spinner jumped up a bracket in fundraising for the president’s re-election campaign. Spinner was the staffer inside Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s office who pushed and advocated on behalf of Solyndra. Spinner was ranked in the Obama campaign’s $250,000 to $500,000 bundling bracket in the second quarter, but third-quarter fundraising numbers released on Friday show he raised more than $500,000.
  • SunPower: Twice As Bad As Solyndra, Twice As Bad For Obama

    10/11/2011 9:29:11 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/11/11 | Neil W. McCabe
    Congressman's Son Lobbied For Failing Solar Panel Company How did a failing California solar company, buffeted by short sellers and shareholder lawsuits, receive a $1.2 billion federal loan guarantee for a photovoltaic electricity ranch project—three weeks after it announced it was building new manufacturing plant in Mexicali, Mexico, to build the panels for the project. The company, SunPower (SPWR-NASDAQ), now carries $820 million in debt, an amount $20 million greater than its market capitalization. If SunPower was a bank, the feds would shut it down. Instead, it received a lifeline twice the size of the money sent down the Solyndra...
  • Soros Surfaces on the Edge of White House Controversy Involving LightSquared

    Billionaire financier and liberal activist George Soros has been financially linked to LightSquared, which is at the center of allegations that the White House pressured a Pentagon commander to change his prepared congressional testimony to benefit the Virginia-based telecom company that once received a $90,000 investment from President Obama. LightSquared is seeking to establish a new wireless broadband network that many, including Air Force Gen. William Shelton, believe could interfere with critical GPS systems used by the U.S. military. But Shelton, head of Space Command, confided to lawmakers that he thought his testimony had been leaked to LightSquared, and that...
  • Is Obama sinking American business? (Let us count the ways...)

    09/23/2011 8:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    So says Investors Business Daily after yesterday’s steep market drop. In their lead editorial, IBD puts the onus for stagnation and the inexorable slide back into stagnation squarely at the feet of Barack Obama and his economic policies. In fact, they list seven areas in which Obama is not just passively inept but actively hostile to American business and capital: • Failed Fed policy. For three years, we’ve kept interest rates at record lows, undergone two rounds of quantitative easing and created $2 trillion in new money. On Wednesday the Fed announced its next move: the $400 billion “Operation Twist”...
  • SolarCity latest to see loan loss post Solyndra

    09/23/2011 5:16:06 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | Nichola Groom and Timothy Gardner
    Solar panel installer SolarCity said on Friday it was the second company in as many days that will not get finalization of U.S. government loan aid by a September 30 deadline. The Department of Energy informed SolarCity of its inability to close the loan 48 hours ago, blaming increased paperwork resulting from a Congressional investigation into the Department of Energy's $535 million loan guarantee awarded to bankrupt solar company Solyndra, SolarCity said in a letter to the Republican lawmakers heading the probe.The DOE loan guarantee program, which is under fire for missing signs its first recipient of loan aid, Solyndra,...
  • Obama Was Early Investor In LightSquared, Refused To Establish Blind Trust

    09/19/2011 4:51:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 64 replies ^ | 9/19/2011 | Ed Morrissey – Hot Air:
    Earlier this week, Eli Lake reported that the four-star Air Force general in charge of US Space Command told a Congressional panel that the White House pressured him to change his testimony to favor a company that shelled out donations for Democrats. LightSquared wants to press forward on a project that the military fears will create serious interference with GPS systems, and General William Shelton was going to address those concerns with Congress before the White House tried to push him into saying a few nice words on behalf of their sponsor. A reminder: The four-star Air Force general who...
  • Some Democrats Are Balking at Obama’s Jobs Bill

    09/14/2011 7:13:07 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 33 replies · 1+ views
    President Obama anticipated Republican resistance to his jobs program, but he is now meeting increasing pushback from his own party. Many Congressional Democrats, smarting from the fallout over the 2009 stimulus bill, say there is little chance they will be able to support the bill as a single entity, citing an array of elements they cannot abide. “I think the American people are very skeptical of big pieces of legislation,” Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, said in an interview Wednesday, joining a growing chorus of Democrats who prefer an ŕ la carte version of the bill despite White...
  • Obama The Failure

    09/09/2011 8:39:50 PM PDT · by Odegaard88 · 29 replies
    Few things astound me more than those with the temerity to defend the indefensible with casuistic obfuscation. Recently, prominent media personage and Obama apologist Jonathan Alter challenged the world to explain why Barack Hussein Obama is a bad President. At the risk of deigning myself by explaining the self evident, I will respond to Alter’s challenge with the following indictment of Obama and extend an open invitation to debate this very topic on radio, television, or before a public audience. I could never comprehend the irrational exuberance of Obamatrons or their predilection for ascribing infallible qualities to such a mediocrity...
  • Has anyone seen an Obama 2012 bumper sticker ?

    09/05/2011 8:43:53 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 149 replies · 2+ views
    WND ^ | SEPTEMBER 05, 2011 | Joseph Farah
    It's September 2011 – just 14 months before the next presidential election. Barack Obama claims to be running for re-election – though he has stated on more than one occasion he could take it or leave it. He's buried deep in the worst approval ratings of any modern president. There are at least a baker's dozen prominent Republicans lined up for the chance to challenge him. His "leadership" led to a Republican revolution in the 2010 midterm elections – though the GOP leadership has squandered its opportunities to reverse Obama's policies. The recession plods on without a light at the...
  • Can you prove that Obama has been a lousy President?

    08/29/2011 10:04:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 29,2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    Last week, Jonathan Alter issued a challenge to his readers and Barack Obama’s critics — make the case that Obama has been an objectively bad President and doesn’t deserve re-election: Tell me again why Barack Obama has been such a bad president? I’m not talking here about him as a tactician and communicator. We can agree that he has played some bad poker with Congress. And let’s stipulate that at the moment he’s falling short in the intangibles of leadership. I’m thinking instead of that opening sequence in the show “Mission Impossible,” the one where Jim Phelps, played by Peter...
  • Obama is a Bad President: An Answer to Jonathan Alter

    08/27/2011 4:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | August 27, 2011 | John Ransom
    Progressive Jonathan Alter is outraged that everyone is ready to “fire” Obama. “I want to know,” wrote a snippy Alter on, “on a substantive basis, why you think he deserves to be in a dead heat with Mitt Romney and Rick Perry and only a few points ahead of Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann in a new Gallup Poll. Is it just that any president -- regardless of circumstances and party -- who presides over 9 percent unemployment deserves to lose?”I was tempted to treat Alter with the “What? You got to be kidding,” routine. Any Republican should be...
  • Obama rallies black supporters at lawmakers' gala

    09/18/2010 2:55:29 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 09/18/2010 | MARK S. SMITH
    President Barack Obama is hoping that black voters don't stand on the sidelines when Democrats need all the election help they can get this year.
  • How George W. Bush Redefined American Freedom

    12/24/2009 5:02:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 450 replies · 5,976+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-12-24 | James Bovard
    George W. Bush is gone from Washington but his legacy, like an abandoned toxic waste dump, lingers on. Like President Franklin Roosevelt before him, President Bush helped redefine American freedom. And like Roosevelt's, Bush's changes were perversions of the clear vision the Founding Fathers bequeathed to us. What did freedom mean in the era of George Bush? In Iraq in September 2004, the U.S. military constructed Camp Liberty, a tent compound to house Iraqi detainees next to the Abu Ghraib prison. (The torture scandal and photos had been revealed in late April.) Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller declared that Camp Liberty...
  • Who's to Blame for Obamacare? Two Republicans (Obama is the ultimate Republicrat legacy)

    12/22/2009 7:29:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 215 replies · 4,034+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2009-12-22 | Mark Skousen
    This week the Senate grinches stole Christmas. The Obama Nation is getting Obamacare. It’s easy to blame the sixty Democrats, as the Wall Street Journal does, for "the worse bill ever." It solemnly declares: "These 60 Democrats are creating a future of epic increases in spending, taxes and command--and control regulation." True enough. But what's the root cause of this permanent disaster? Sorry, friends, but it’s not the Democrats, nor the American people who elected them. The real culprits are two Republicans who ran the show the previous eight years: George W. Bush and his "master political strategist" Karl Rove....
  • Iraq one of greatest presidential blunders: Carter

    11/28/2006 10:19:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 71 replies · 1,500+ views
    AFP ^ | Wednesday, November 29, 2006
    WASHINGTON: Former US President Jimmy Carter has said the Iraq war was one of the "greatest blunders" ever made by a US leader. Carter however, said on CNN he believed the raging sectarian violence wracking the US-occupied country so far fell short of a civil war. "I think that the original invasion of Iraq, and all of its consequences were a blunder," Carter said. "It's going to prove, I believe to be one of the greatest blunders that American presidents have ever made." Asked whether the Iraq war would prove to be a bigger mistake in the annals of US...