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    07/13/2016 6:54:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    AP ^ | July 13, 2016 | KEVIN FREKING
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will quickly return to the delicate balancing act of supporting law enforcement while addressing concerns of bias from some of the communities they serve. Obama is meeting Wednesday with police officers at the White House - the second such session this week. This time it will be expanded to include mayors, academics and civil rights activists.
  • For President Obama and Angela Merkel, the Beer Lacked Bite

    06/08/2015 3:21:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 8, 2015 | by Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    KRÜN, Germany — It is a tale of beer summitry gone awry. The day after President Obama clinked glasses of Bavarian ale with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in a picturesque village square at the foot of the Alps, the town’s mayor confirmed that his beverage had been nonalcoholic. Mr. Obama’s carefully choreographed sausage-and-beer moment with Ms. Merkel – complete with townspeople in traditional dress and long alphorns serenading them – was intended in part to showcase the leaders’ warm bond after a period of recent strains in their relationship. “It was a very fine beer,” Mr. Obama told reporters...
  • Nothing is really new about the New Black Panthers

    01/04/2015 9:22:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/4/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    New Black Panther Party members are being urged in this new year to “go to the gun range, build up that army and go” by their leader Malik Zulu Shabazz, last year’s Party chairman and current head of Black Lawyers for Justice. Broadcasting on Black Power Radio, Shabazz is hoping to stir up more trouble for beleaguered police departments nationwide by calling on the Party to do “all of that,” meaning he’s urging his Black followers to not only improve their shooting skills, but to “lift weights, work out,” and prepare themselves by learning methods of self-defense. Shabazz is citing...
  • Did Lincoln Want to Ship Black People Back to Africa?

    09/27/2014 12:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Root ^ | September 22, 2014 | Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    Editor’s note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these “amazing facts” are an homage. Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 92: When President Abraham Lincoln met with free black leaders in 1862, what did he propose? Today marks the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s “shot heard ’round the world.” I’m referring, of course, to the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation he fired off from the White House on...
  • Henry Louis Gates: End Affirmative Action For Affluent African-Americans

    10/22/2013 6:24:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For all his accomplishments, Henry Louis Gates might be doomed to being best remembered as the man whose arrest led to the "Beer Summit." But the Harvard prof had something surprising to say on today's Morning Joe: Gates questioned the need for affirmative action for affluent African-Americans, saying instead such programs should seek to help poor people, regardless of race. Gates made the personal political, citing the case of his own two daughters, whom Gates described as having a "privileged" life." Do they really need to benefit from affirmative action?", asked Gates rhetorically. View the video here.
  • Man charged with attempted murder of Bolingbrook police officer

    08/28/2013 6:53:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 29, 2013 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    A Bolingbrook man who allegedly attacked police with a metal pole and was shot earlier this month has been charged with attempted murder. Levan C. Davis, 21, also faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery against a peace officer in connection with the Aug. 7 incident, according to the Will County Circuit Court Web site.
  • Poll: Americans Pick President Obama Over Mitt Romney for Dinner Date

    09/11/2012 12:33:01 AM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 37 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 9-10-12 | Gregory J. Krieg
    The American public may be divided on "Obamacare," but when faced with choosing a candidate to care for them if illness struck, President Obama is their man. By a 13 point margin - 49-36 percent - registered voters polled by ABC News chose the president over Mitt Romney to nurse them back to health. When asked who they thought "would make a more loyal friend," the results were about the same. By a 50-36 percent count, respondents said Obama was more likely to stick with them through trying times. As for suppertime, still more ugly numbers for Romney. Fifty-two percent...
  • Van Jones: Obama 'Forced' to Sit with 'Racist' Cop at Beer Summit

    04/17/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2012 | John Sexton
    In an April 3rd appearance on the left-wing Democracy Now TV show, Van Jones has offered his own behind-the-scenes take on an incident that made race a political issue three years before the Trayvon Martin case. As Jones describes it, the infamous "beer summit" on the White House lawn was a case where President Obama was "forced" into a meeting with a "racist" police officer.
  • Cain willing to consider vice presidency

    10/03/2011 11:43:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 4, 2011 | Stewart Stogel
    NEW YORK – ...........The details of Cain's 15-minute presentation to 500 or more movers and shakers in the Big Apple were considered "off the record," but WND can report that after the presentation, Cain received a standing ovation from the assembled crowd. ......Cain drew parallels to former President George H.W. Bush, who in 1980 lost the nomination to Ronald Reagan but signed on to become his vice president: "If it is the right nominee, someone that I can respect and that I believe I can work with," Cain said of accepting the vice presidential nomination, "then I would obviously seriously...
  • Obama's Wrong About Congress and Libya

    06/22/2011 8:49:58 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 7 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 21 June | Swerdlick
    The president's end run on the War Powers Act is a missed opportunity to define his foreign policy and put congressional rivals on the spot. To put the hypocrisy of Republicans into context when it comes to Libya, it's worth pointing out that two of the congressmen joining Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich's suit to stop President Barack Obama's prosecution of the ongoing NATO action in Libya's civil war -- North Carolina Reps. Walter Jones and Howard Coble -- both backed the 2002 U.S. invasion of Iraq. At the time, you'll recall, Jones even frivolously coined the term "freedom fries" to...
  • Maybe Obama Should Have a Beer Summit With George W.

    03/24/2011 6:55:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | March 24, 2011 | Emmett Terrell
    WASHINGTON -- Well, it is official. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has asked the Norwegian Nobel Committee to take back President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize owing to Obama's missile strikes in Libya. The head of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, also has weighed in, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is really in a snit. This is the best news Col. Moammar Gadhafi has had in weeks. President Obama, who ordered airstrikes against Libya and then took his wife and the girls on a sightseeing and official junket to South America, probably took little note of the...
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • Makin' It In Massachusetts

    10/06/2010 9:02:26 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 1 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 10-06-10 | Stoutcat
    "The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty today to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits raked in from an offshore sports betting operation in Antigua." Of course Big Brother’s not really mad at Mrs. Tierney for dabbling in illegal offshore gambling… They’re just pissed it’s being done where they can’t get their cut... ...In other Massachusetts news, perhaps you thought the Beer Summit of 2009 and all its attendant brouhaha had finally faded out of public consciousness. [Cambridge]...
  • BEER SUMMIT? Sherrod v. Obma [No title @ link]

    07/22/2010 2:01:11 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 16 replies
    Politico | July 22, 2010 | Fred Barbash
    Shirley Sherrod said she'd like President Barack Obama to reach out to her, not for an apology but for a conversation about what life is like where "the rubber meets the road." "He hasn’t lived the kind of life I've lived," she said on CNN's morning show. "I know he's African-American or part African-American, and many of us are not totally black in our genes. I'm one of them. But when you get down to where the rubber meets the road, I think he needs to understand a little more of what life is like at that level."
  • Big beer bet for Obama, Harper on Olympic hockey

    02/28/2010 3:29:52 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 984+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama owes his Canadian counterpart a case of beer. Obama made the friendly wager with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper before Sunday's U.S.-Canada gold medal game. Canada beat the United States 3-2 on Sidney Crosby's overtime goal. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said President Barack Obama had a case of Yuengling, a Pennsylvania regional brew, riding on the game.
  • Scott Brown keeps first campaign promise (beer summit for troops)

    02/03/2010 1:02:37 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 950+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2-3-10 | Dave Wedge
    GOP rock star Scott Brown’s victory train rolled into Southie last night where the senator-elect hoisted a frosty beer with a local radio host to live up to one his first campaign promises. “We made a bet and they said if they endorsed me and I won then we’d have to get together for a few beers,” Brown, a Wrentham Republican, said at The Stadium in South Boston last night. “After it was over, they called and reminded me.” Brown, who drove himself to the pub in his now-legendary green GMC Canyon truck, turned the beer summit with WAAF [website]-FM...
  • Hey Mr. President, Where's LIMBAUGH's Beer Summit?

    10/18/2009 5:27:16 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 18 replies · 1,532+ views ^ | 10.18.09 | Kevin McCullough
    President Barack Obama, who has a tendency to stick himself into the middle of racially biased conflicts that are of essentially no importance, owes that courtesy to one that captured national headlines for nearly a week. In understanding the vital importance of genuine issues of equality in a post racial (a.k.a. "Obamian") age, he owes it to the NFL, DeMaurice Smith, Donovan McNabb, Jennifer Lopez, Serena Williams, Fergie, and Ja Rule to invite them, along with Rush Limbaugh, to come enjoy a beer on the White House lawn with he and that Vice President of his. Of course, given Biden's...
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • What black parents are still telling their children

    08/24/2009 9:51:55 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 113 replies · 3,050+ views
    Troy Daily News ^ | August 19, 2009 | Nat Hentoff
    After the Obama-Gates-Crowley "beer summit" at the White House ended, Ronald Walter, a black longtime professor of politics at the University of Maryland, said: "Black parents are using this as a case in point of what they have been saying all along" to their children, "Racism hasn't gone away." Children, and especially black males, "are likely to confront it" from police. (Washington Post, July 30). And on CNN, Colin Powell chimed in with his advice to black children: "When you're faced with an officer who is trying to do his job and get to the bottom of something, this is...
  • Zogby Poll: Obama Job Approval Above 50% Again (The Beer Summit was a Hit?)

    08/09/2009 2:01:18 PM PDT · by AmericanSphinx71 · 44 replies · 1,529+ views
    Zogby ^ | 8-5-09 | John Zogby
    Obama's job approval is above 50% in the latest Zogby national poll. The July 31-August 4 telephone poll of 1,005 likely voters shows 53% approving of Obama's job performance, and 38% disapproving. Zogby uses a 4 point scale of job performance. Using that measure, 51% rate Obama as excellent (20.2%) or good (30.4%), and 48% rate his performance as fair (21.6%) or poor (26.0%). Both measures of job performance have improved over a Zogby Interactive survey of 4,470 likely voters nationwide conducted July 21-24. Then, 48% approved and 49% disapproved. In the same poll, on the four-point scale, 47% gave...