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  • Obama To Jobs Council: Will "Push As Hard As Possible" But "Obviously This Year Is An Election Year"

    01/18/2012 7:35:42 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 18, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    President Obama met with his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness on Tuesday to review their latest report, "detailing recommendations to the President on strengthening our economy." According to the Council's report, members are pushing for many ideas that are considered to be conservative in nature, including several that have already passed in the Republican-controlled House as jobs bills. "With this report, President Obama's own panel of experts has endorsed the approach to job creation House Republicans have been pursuing for more than a year," Republican House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement. However, President Obama tried to nix the...
  • Tavis & West Radio Show Edits Out Harry Belafonte Criticism of Obama on Satellite Re-Feed

    01/10/2012 3:31:10 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 10, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    How do you get a liberal talk radio host to do your bidding? Easy. Just threaten his future invitations to White House events if you are a Democrat president. Such was apparently the case with Tavis Smiley of the Smiley & West radio show which he co-hosts with Cornell West. According to Politico, Smiley was recently ousted as the speaker of the upcoming Martin Luther King luncheon. Tavis Smiley, the PBS talk show host who has criticized President Barack Obama for not doing enough for the African-American community, says he was ousted as the speaker at a Martin Luther King...
  • Book: White House Hosted 'Wonderland'-Themed Extravagant Hollywood Halloween Bash

    01/08/2012 5:10:17 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 8, 2011
    The White House is pushing back against claims from a new tell-all book that staff kept an extravagant, Hollywood-created Halloween Party under wraps due to fear it would create imaging problems.
  • Four More Years -- of This

    01/06/2012 6:14:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 6, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    In what The Washington Post called "a bold act of political defiance," President Obama Wednesday announced the recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray's nomination had been blocked by a Senate filibuster. There was no way he was going to win approval in 2012. Enraged Republicans denounced the appointment as an affront and a usurpation of power, for the Senate had not formally gone into recess. The White House airily dismissed the Republican rage, saying no Senate business is being conducted during the Christmas-New Year break, and to argue that the Senate is still...
  • Santorum vs. the Meat Grinder

    01/06/2012 3:55:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | January 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    For many months, the liberal media elite has made no secret that in its mind the field of Republican presidential candidates includes Mitt Romney and a collection of clowns. Clearly, Romney is the opponent that Barack Obama and the liberal establishment want nominated. Journalists have mercilessly savaged every single conservative alternative to Romney who's ascended to the top of the polls: Palin, Bachman, Cain, Perry and Gingrich. It's too bad for them that the results from the Iowa caucuses threw off their bold predictions that the Romney juggernaut would achieve lift off in Des Moines, Iowa. Yet Romney won by...
  • Carney "Blames Bush" To Defend Recess Appointment Of Cordray (video)

    01/05/2012 3:34:31 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 5, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    When White House press secretary Jay Carney uses the phrase "the previous administration" it is usually an opportunity for him to point out that President Obama "inherited" problems and a poor economy from former President Bush. However, at today's press briefing, Carney was more than happy to cite the Bush administration when it came to explaining President Obama's recent recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the watchdog Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Carney Defends Cordray Recess Appointment: "Constitution Trumps Gimmicks" (video)

    01/05/2012 11:30:15 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 16 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 5, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    White House press secretary Jay Carney says Senate Republicans "gaveling in and gaveling out for seven seconds does not constitute a recess." Therefore, Carney argues, President Obama operated in a legal manner when he appointed Richard Cordray to head the consumer protection board. "Our assessment is that Congress has been in recess, and had made every indication that it will be in recess for a sustained period of time. And that gaveling in and gaveling out for seven seconds does not constitute a recess with regard to the President's constitutional authority," Carney said at Thursday's briefing. "Let's take the other,...

    01/05/2012 9:51:33 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    No previous American president has had so strained a relationship with Israel as Barack Obama. As Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said in 2010, “Israel’s ties with the United States are in their worst crisis since 1975 ... a crisis of historic proportions.” Author and scholar Dennis Prager concurred, “Most observers, right or left, pro-Israel or anti-Israel, would agree that Israeli-American relations are the worst they have been in memory.” In the spring of 2011, David Parsons, spokesman for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, said: “There's a traditional, special relationship between America and Israel that Obama is basically throwing out the...
  • Politico: GOP Challengers Are 'Mediocrities', Obama Is 'Rested And Ready'

    01/03/2012 9:11:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The folks at Politico take umbrage when accused of leaning left. But once again, the site's headlines give away Politico's Dem-friendly game. Compare these contrasting gems from today's edition, the first dismissing the GOP contenders as mediocre, the other using the old "rested and ready" cliché to describe President Obama as the campaign season begins in earnest:
  • Wasserman Schultz: Obama Will Be Re-Elected "Because Of His Policies" (video)

    01/03/2012 5:36:34 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 47 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 3, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "You know, I'm a hundred percent confident that the people of Iowa and the American people will win the day on November 6th of this year when President Obama is re-elected because of his policies, because of the fact that he has brought this country out of the worst economic disaster that we faced since the Great Depression and the people of America know," DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said on "Morning Joe" today.
  • The Republican's best bet may not be whom you expect (Says Huntsman is a new McCain)

    01/02/2012 4:23:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Lebanon Daily Star ^ | January 3, 2012 | Professor Chibli Mallat
    I have grown cynical of party politics in mature democracies, including the most exciting democracy of all, the United States. In the middle of a spectrum exclusively defined by Republicans and Democrats, personality and style must be favored over platforms that few candidates are ever able to implement. So many people are bored by politics in the U.S. that half of the voters don’t bother to vote. This is not necessarily a bad thing. If politics does not affect the daily life of citizens, to the extent that most can choose to ignore it, then some wisdom has been found...
  • Obama's Faith Problem

    12/26/2011 5:18:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 26, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    Christmas is a time when many Americans reflect on the many blessings enjoyed by each of us in this great nation. Churches and synagogues are full as Americans, of all faiths, take time to pause and consider the meaning of our lives and our responsibilities to others. What a pity that our President does not participate in these simple acts of faith! Our nation would be better if he did. There has been much ink spilled over President Obama's belief in God (or lack thereof), in the strength of his faith, in questioning what his faith is ( Christian, Muslim,...
  • Carter dethroned

    12/25/2011 10:18:10 PM PST · by kathsua · 16 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 12/22/11 | GREGORY H. BONTRAGER
    America is being held hostage by the most destructive force in modern history. This malignant force didn't come from Russia or China, but the halls of good old Harvard and a cadre of ultra-left, America-hating higher educational organizations. The end result of this education is Barack Obama, a confused, disorganized, incompetent mentality who can only survive in the fish bowl of the cloistered halls of some Ivy League fairytale world of make-believe. As a nation, we find ourselves spiraling into the abyss led by a clueless narcissist who will stop at nothing to extend his failed regime, without a whit...
  • Michelle Obama: Misconception That I am "trapped" at WH .. I Get To Travel The World (video)

    First lady Michelle Obama tells ABC's Barbara Walters that the biggest misconception about her is that she is "confined or trapped" at the White House. "That couldn't be further from the truth," Mrs. Obama said. Obama said that she's been able to take on issues that are important to her as well as "travel to see the world." The first lady says she has been "very blessed in this role." Transcript below. Barbara Walters, "20/20" on ABC News: "What is the biggest misconception about you?" Michelle Obama: "Someone asked me a question about whether I feel confined or trapped in...
  • Obama Targeting Police Nationwide to Divert from Fast and Furious

    12/23/2011 6:10:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | December 23, 2011 | Rachel Alexander
    Either there has been a huge increase in discrimination by law enforcement during the Obama administration, or Obama is targeting law enforcement for politically motivated reasons. In the current era of heightened sensitivity to racism and police brutality, it makes no sense that abuses by law enforcement are increasing. The U.S. Department of Justice’s sudden flurry of investigations finding massive amounts of discrimination and abuses by police agencies around the country is coincidentally occurring at the same time the U.S. Department of Justice is undergoing a highly publicized Congressional investigation into Fast and Furious. Law enforcement is a natural target...
  • Did Bo Return From Hawaii for Obama’s Photo Op?

    12/22/2011 3:05:37 PM PST · by mojitojoe · 35 replies ^ | 12/22/11 | Keith Koffler
    Bo Obama was supposed to be in Hawaii. Instead, he showed up at President Obama’s side Wednesday shopping for treats at PetSmart According to Michelle Obama’s press office, the first dog was planning to go to Hawaii with the first lady and the Obama daughters. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that he in fact had gone there. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser quoted an eyewitness who said he had seen the Portuguese Water Dog having his walk. So what is Bo doing back in Washington shopping at PetSmart? Either these reports are mistaken, or Bo was told his vacation was over and that...
  • SIGN THE PETITION: Stand With Sheriff Joe & Against Obama's Political Witchhunt

    12/21/2011 6:42:46 AM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Joe ^ | 12-21-2011 | Stand With Joe
    PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION at the link below to show you Stand With Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and AGAINST the political witchhunt of Obama's Department of Justice. This Administration and its open-borders allies La Raza, MALDEF and the ACLU, will stop at nothing to try and destroy the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe will not back down. Please sign the petition to show we stand behind him. [Note: The opposition already has a petition AGAINST Joe with 11,014 signatures (as of 6:32PST). Let's blow past them with 20,000 signatures or more by the end...
  • Chris Christie Calls Out Mika: 'You're Diving Deeply Into The Obama Tank'

    12/20/2011 6:12:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Welcoming Chris Christie onto the set of Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough warned Mika Brzezinski that the New Jersey governor "has come to straighten you out." Christie was good to Scarborough's word, bluntly telling Mika, among other things, that "you're diving deeply into the Obama tank." View the video here.
  • SIGN THE PETITION: Stand With Sheriff Joe & Against Obama's Political Witchhunt

    12/18/2011 9:18:59 AM PST · by montag813 · 36 replies
    Stand with Joe ^ | 12-18-2011 | Stand With Joe
    PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION at the link below to show you Stand With Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and AGAINST the political witchhunt of Obama's Department of Justice. This Administration and its open-borders allies La Raza, MALDEF and the ACLU, will stop at nothing to try and destroy the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe will not back down. Please sign the petition to show we stand behind him. [Note: The opposition already has a petition AGAINST Joe with 3,400 signatures. Let's blow past them with 5,000 signatures or more by the end of today!]
  • Kathleen Parker: 'Everyone's Going To Say I'm An Obama-lover. Whatever.'

    12/18/2011 5:51:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody check the calendar. Aren't we almost in 2012? Yet there's Kathleen Parker, still gushing over Barack Obama like a member of the liberal media in the deepest throes of 2008 Obama-adulation. After extolling Obama's foreign policy approach as "cool" [mangling a basketball metaphor along the way], Parker defiantly declares: "I know everyone's going to say [I'm] an Obama lover. Whatever." Parker put her crush on display on Chris Matthews' weekend show. View the video here.