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  • Obama, touting gay marriage stance, calls for repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

    05/15/2012 9:18:22 AM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/12
    President Obama openly spoke of repealing the Defense of Marriage Act at a fundraiser Monday, as he defended his personal view that gay couples should have the right to marry. While his administration has put out statements on the idea of repealing the 1996 federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, it's unusual for Obama to call for its repeal. He did so Monday as one of a list of policy goals for what he hopes will be a second term, along with passing the immigration legislation known as the Dream Act, reforming Wall Street and...
  • HURT: Obama’s ‘flexibility’ to lie after election

    03/28/2012 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | Charles Hurt
    Turns out he’s not Kenyan after all. He’s KGB. All this time, people were worried that President Obama was born in Africa and that his radical agenda had been crafted by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Saul Alinsky on the streets of Chicago’s South Side. Now we know his real radical hidden agenda is in service of the Kremlin.
  • Santorum says Obama agenda not "based on Bible"

    02/18/2012 4:23:55 PM PST · by Mariner · 144 replies
    Reuters ^ | Samuel P. Jacobs
    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum challenged President Barack Obama's Christian beliefs on Saturday, saying White House policies were motivated by a "different theology." A devout Roman Catholic who has risen to the top of Republican polls in recent days, Santorum said the Obama administration had failed to prevent gas prices rising and was using "political science" in the debate about climate change. Obama's agenda is "not about you. It's not about your quality of life. It's not about your jobs. It's about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different...
  • Combat Drones Soon To Fly Over U.S. Airspace [Police State Coming]

    02/15/2012 3:59:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies · 1+ views
    JD Journal ^ | 2/14/2012
    While combat drones are not allowed in the U.S. airspace without a special certificate from the FAA, the military is in a fix over the 7, 500 military drones deployed overseas, that need to be recalled home.... After returning home, the robotic aircraft would be stationed in military bases around the nation for use in emergencies... Last week, Congress approved legislation requiring the FAA to create a plan for wide-scale integration of drones in the national airspace by 2015.
  • Obama Blocks The Biggest Shovel-Ready Project Ever

    12/11/2011 12:17:33 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 11, 2011 | IBD staff
    Jobs: The president says that extending unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut will create more jobs than an oil pipeline from Canada. There are at least 20,000 members of the 99% who would disagree. You can see why the economy is in trouble. Vice President Joe Biden, the stimulus sheriff, says he turned first to MF Global's Jon Corzine for economic advice and President Obama thinks 20,000 people getting extended unemployment benefits does more for the economy than 20,000 people getting paychecks to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. In the president's view, extending the payroll tax cuts...
  • Obama remains unclear on gun control

    11/25/2011 9:33:24 AM PST · by LRVision · 36 replies
    Times Union ^ | Nov. 24, 2011 | Erica Werner
    They are fuzzy about some issues but the Republican presidential candidates leave little doubt about where they stand on gun rights. President Barack Obama, on the other hand, is virtually silent on the issue. Obama's history in support of strict gun control measures prior to becoming president makes it difficult for him to claim he's a Second Amendment champion, even though he signed a bill allowing people to take loaded guns into national parks. At the same time, he's apparently decided that his record backing gun safety is nothing to boast of, either, perhaps because of the power of the...
  • Sotomayor, Kagan shift Supreme Court debates to the left

    12/25/2010 7:39:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/25/10 | David G. Savage
    Washington —For most of the last two decades, Supreme Court conservatives led by Justice Antonin Scalia dominated the debates during oral arguments. They greeted advocates for liberal causes with sharp and sometimes caustic questions, putting them on the defensive from the opening minute.But the tenor of the debate has changed in recent months, now that President Obama's two appointees to the court, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, have joined the fray and reenergized the liberal wing.Gone are the mismatches where the Scalia wing overshadowed reserved and soft-spoken liberals like now-retired
  • Post-election, Obama needs to avoid "the center"

    10/25/2010 3:56:01 PM PDT · by paudio · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | Oct 25, 2010 | Robert Reich
    If Republicans succeed in taking over the House and come even close to gaining a majority in the Senate, expect calls for the president to "move to the center." These will come not only from Republicans but also from conservative Democrats, other prominent Dems who have been defeated, Fox Republican News, mainstream pundits, and White House political advisors. After the 1994 midterm, when Dems lost the House and Senate, Bill Clinton was told to "move to the center." He obliged by hiring pollster Dick Morris, declaring the "era of big government is over," abandoning much of his original agenda, and...
  • Giuliani: GOP lacks leader who can attack Obama's policies

    08/02/2009 12:25:47 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 53 replies · 1,570+ views
    CNN ^ | Wed July 29, 2009
    Republicans should focus on President Obama's "left-wing" policies and not get sidetracked by "false" issues such as the validity of his birth certificate, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Wednesday. Giuliani lamented the lack of a strong Republican leader who could direct the party's attention to what he called "the most left-wing agenda ... since Roosevelt." "We don't have a real leader of the party right now because we don't have a president, we don't have presidential candidates," Giuliani said. "So everybody gets to speak their minds." Giuliani, an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008,...
  • Cap-and-Trade an Economic Nightmare

    03/01/2009 11:48:02 AM PST · by Delacon · 35 replies · 882+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, March 1, 2009 | John Barnhart
    The “Climate Security Act”, also known as Cap-and-Trade or the Lieberman-Warner Bill was being debated in the US Senate last year and came close to becoming law. For a bill that will literally ruin our economy forever, it did not get near the attention it deserved. Thanks to a Republican filibuster by Senator Mitch McConnell, Jeff Sessions, Larry Craig and a promise of a VETO by former President Bush it was stopped, but after the election everyone can expect it to raise its ugly head again. Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Patrick Lahey, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Barack Obama,...
  • Limbaugh the Leader? Obama Chief of Staff Calls Talk Show Host a Barrier to Progress

    03/01/2009 10:44:47 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 207 replies · 5,298+ views
    FoxNews ^ | March 1, 2009 | FoxNews
    President Obama's chief of staff said conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is the de facto leader of the Republican Party, and suggested that Limbaugh's desire for the president's policies to fail is the uniform position of the GOP. Chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said Limbaugh is the "intellectual force" of the GOP and Republicans now have to live with that choice. "He is the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party. And he has been up front about what he views, and hasn't stepped back from that, which is he hopes for failure. He said...
  • McCain Indicates He Backs Obama's Iraq Pullout Plan

    02/27/2009 6:15:16 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 914+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2009-02-27
    Some Democrats Unhappy With Obama Iraq Plan. BY LUIS MARTINEZ In a speech later today at Camp Lejeune, N.C., President Obama will announce an 18- month troop withdrawal plan from Iraq that will result in what aides say will be the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq Aug. 31, 2010. However, even before the plan has been unveiled top Democrats are raising concerns that the president's plan will leave behind a larger force than they had anticipated. Sen. John McCain, however, who had battled Obama over his Iraq plan during the presidential campaign, had indicated that he supports...
  • Climate bill needed to 'save our planet,' says Obama [McCain, Graham, Martinez, Snowe/Collins]

    02/25/2009 6:28:13 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 956+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-02-25 | Darren Samuelson
    President Obama lent his voice last night to the push for a mandatory cap on greenhouse gas emissions, using his first speech to a joint session of Congress to lobby for controversial legislation sure to spark a heated debate during tight economic times. Obama campaigned for president last year with climate change and energy issues atop his agenda. And he returned to those themes yesterday, saying that a cap-and-trade bill would help spark economic recovery by giving U.S. companies greater incentive to start producing more wind turbines, solar panels, biofuels and battery-powered automobiles. "To truly transform our economy, to protect...
  • Obama Finds Resistance in His Party on Addressing Social Security [but Grahamnesty wants to "help"]

    02/22/2009 7:53:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1,583+ views
    BY JACKIE CALMES WASHINGTON — President Obama is eager to seek a bipartisan solution to ensure the long-term solvency of Social Security, people who have spoken with him say, but he is running into opposition from his party’s left and from Democratic Congressional leaders who contend that his political capital would be better spent on health care and other priorities. Mr. Obama considered announcing the formation of a Social Security task force at a White House “fiscal responsibility summit” that he will convene on Monday. But several Democrats said that idea had been shelved, partly because of objections from House...
  • Rep. Clyburn has strong words for Gov. Mark Sanford [accuses GOP of racism for opposing Porkulus]

    02/19/2009 2:50:17 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 1,759+ views
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Representative James Clyburn held a roundtable meeting to discuss how the newly-signed stimulus package will affect South Carolina. He said not only would it create jobs, but also repair roads and bridges around the state. Clyburn also had some strong comments for Gov. Mark Sanford on why he thinks he opposed the stimulus. "The governor of Louisiana expressed opposition. Has the highest African-American population in the country. Governor of Mississippi expressed opposition. The governor of Texas, and the governor of South Carolina. These four governor's represent states that are in the black belt. I was insulted...
  • Sen. Collins Says Stimulus Vote Was Necessary [says it's just the beginning] [RINO alert]

    02/18/2009 3:32:49 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 1,072+ views
    WCSH NBC 6 Portland, Maine | 2009-02-18
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  • Bank nationalisation gains ground with Republicans [McCain+Grahamnesty] [in agreement with Obama?]

    02/17/2009 2:28:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 111 replies · 6,176+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 2009-02-17
    BY EDWARD LUCEA & KRISHNA GUHA Nationalisation, long regarded in Washington as a folly of Europeans, is gaining rapid ground among US opinion-formers. Stranger still, many of those talking about federal ownership of banks are Republicans. Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator for North Carolina, said that many of his colleagues, including John McCain, the defeated presidential candidate, agreed with his view that nationalisation of some banks should be “on the table”. Mr Graham said that people across the US accepted his argument that it was untenable to keep throwing good money after bad into institutions such as Citigroup and Bank...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham hopes to work with Obama [barf]

    02/17/2009 3:28:14 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - As the stimulus plan goes into effect, Sen. Lindsey Graham has some concerns and hopes he and the president can find some common ground. Graham says things are still going to get worse. He supports spending for bridges, roads and infrastructure, but says with other spending measure the stimulus bill missed the mark. "If we would have spent some of this money or half of this money on banking and housing, we'd a had a better result in my opinion," Graham said. Graham highlighted his own bi-partisan spirit. "I think I've had a reputation for reaching...
  • Bill's tax cuts underwhelm analysts

    02/14/2009 11:19:59 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 6 replies · 491+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb. 15, 2009 | Donald Lambro
    When the Tax Policy Center graded 17 key tax-cut provisions in President Obama's economic-stimulus bill last week, 10 received a C or D grade and none merited an A. The tax-policy analysis group, sponsored jointly by the liberal Urban Institute and Brookings Institution, said its scores were an attempt to evaluate whether the bill's tax credits and other tax incentives will boost the economy and deliver the biggest "bang for the buck." Many of the tax provisions in President Obama's two-year, $787 billion stimulus plan were found wanting, either because the stimulative effects were small, came too late to have...
  • How Maine's GOP Senators Are Key to Obama's Agenda [barf]

    02/12/2009 4:47:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 712+ views
    Time ^ | 2009-02-12 | Karen Tumulty & Jay Newton-Small
    The courtship of Senator Olympia Snowe started in December with a phone call from Joe Biden. The Vice President-elect made sure Snowe had his home telephone number in Delaware so she would know how to reach him on weekends. In the weeks that followed, the two traded memos back and forth about how an economic stimulus package should work. "I had an infinite number of ideas, because they had been stored up," says Snowe, a Maine Republican who never got that kind of treatment when her party controlled the White House. "Now somebody was listening." Snowe isn't the only GOP...
  • Senate confirms former lobbyist as Pentagon No. 2 [William Lynn]

    02/11/2009 3:23:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 439+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-02-11
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to confirm William Lynn as deputy defense secretary, endorsing President Barack Obama's decision to waive ethics regulations by putting a former defense lobbyist in charge of day-to-day operations at the Pentagon. Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Charles Grassley of Iowa expressed reservations before the Senate voted 93-4 to approve the nomination. McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he was disappointed Obama would backtrack on his promise to keep lobbyists out of the federal government. On his first day in office, Obama issued an executive...
  • Barack Obama's Savior-Based Economy

    02/10/2009 9:58:54 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,166+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2009-02-11 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama is back in messianic campaign mode. It is unbecoming. When he's not snarling at conservative opponents of his endless spending programs, he's pandering to supporters as the nation's community organizer-in-chief. At a stimulus rally in Ft. Myers, Fla., on Tuesday, a woman named Henrietta Hughes stood up to decry the mortgage crisis and ask Obama for his personal help. Choking back tears, she implored: "I have an urgent need. … We need a home, our own kitchen, our own bathroom." If she had more time, she probably would have remembered to ask Obama to fill up her gas...
  • H. R. 40 ( More Affirmative Action Plus Reparations)

    02/09/2009 8:27:58 AM PST · by ZULU · 38 replies · 1,297+ views
    U.S. Congress ^ | January 6, 2009 | Representative Conyers
    111th CONGRESS1st SessionH. R. 40To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESJanuary 6, 2009Mr. CONYERS (for himself and Mr. SCOTT of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the...
  • Obama seeks assessment on gays in military [McKennedy alert]

    01/31/2009 11:38:14 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2009-02-01
    No rush to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' BY BRYAN BENDER WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is telling the Pentagon and gay-rights advocates that it will have to study the implications for national security and enlist more support in Congress before trying to overturn the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" law and allow gays to serve openly in the military, according to people involved in the discussions. They said Obama, who pledged during the campaign to overturn the law, does not want to ask lawmakers to do so until the military has completed a comprehensive assessment of the impact that...
  • Don’t Listen to Rush?

    01/26/2009 5:28:28 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,637+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2009-01-26 | Jed Babbin
    Dispirited Senate Republicans enabled Hillary Clinton to be confirmed to be Secretary of State by a vote of 94-2. Even conservative stalwart Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who had held up her confirmation because of the major conflict of interest posed by Bill Clinton’s foundation accepting millions in donations from foreign nations and interests, voted for Clinton. Cornyn’s vote came after Sen. John McCain (RINO-Az) went to the Senate floor to call Cornyn’s objections “gratuitous.” This week, Senate conservatives have another challenge to face: the confirmation of the radically-liberal Eric Holder to be Attorney General. It will be paralleled by votes...
  • Shocker: McCain might oppose Obama on stimulus

    01/25/2009 6:53:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 1,356+ views
    Hotair ^ | Jan 25,2009 | Ed Morrisey
    John McCain hasn’t exactly demonstrated a desire to lead the GOP after his loss to Barack Obama in November. Indeed, he has shown more interest in scolding Republicans for their opposition to Obama and demanded that the party cooperate with Obama’s new policies and appointees, even where serious ethical questions exist. That makes his sudden opposition to Obama’s stimulus plan rather surprising: President Barack Obama dispatched his top economic adviser and vice president Sunday to relentlessly press their sales pitch for an $825 billion stimulus package to halt the U.S. economic slide, as the plan came under more fire from...
  • Democrats: Stimulus plan no quick fix for economy

    01/25/2009 1:37:59 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 60 replies · 1,333+ views
    AP ^ | January 25, 2009 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    The White House warned Sunday that the country could face a long and painful financial recovery, even with major government intervention to stimulate the economy and save financial institutions. "We're off and running, but it's going to get worse before it gets better," said Vice President Joe Biden, taking the lead on a theme echoed by other Democratic officials on the Sunday talk shows. At the end of the Obama administration's first week, the party in power at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue sought to lower expectations for a quick fix despite legislation expected to pass by next month that...
  • Barack Obama picks a fight with Rush Limbaugh as bipartisan spirit crumbles

    01/24/2009 6:49:00 PM PST · by Clairity · 111 replies · 1,648+ views
    Telegraph, UK ^ | Jan. 24, 2009 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama is on a collision course with his critics after picking a fight with Rush Limbaugh, America's most influential conservative commentator. His exhortation came as he enraged other Republicans by reversing George W Bush's ban on funding international aid to charities that perform or provide information about abortions. After less than a week in office, Mr Obama's presidency is already encountering the very partisan bickering he had pledged to stamp out during his first 100 days. He faces mounting criticism over his $825 billion economic stimulus plan, from Republican leaders who say the legislation has been drawn up without...
  • McCain Now Obama's No. 1 Senate Ally

    01/23/2009 1:32:37 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 130 replies · 2,024+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2009-01-23 | David A. Patten
    GOP Sen. John McCain is positioning himself to be one of President Barack Obama’s strongest supporters, effectively giving Democrats the votes they need to override any GOP attempt to block the new administration’s legislative agenda. Obama heaped warm praise on his GOP rival during a dinner held in McCain’s honor the day before the inauguration, calling him a hero. Insiders duly noted McCain was granted a prime spot on the dais at the inauguration, sandwiched in a seat between White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The day after the inauguration, Obama and...
  • Ron Paul: Obama Hiding Big Govt. Ambitions

    01/23/2009 7:51:57 AM PST · by AmericanHunter · 86 replies · 1,776+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1-21-09 | Teddy Davis
    Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has recorded a YouTube video warning libertarian-minded Americans that Barack Obama's inaugural address amounted to an effort to camouflage his big government ambitions. "If you are honest with oneself," said Paul, "you have to say, 'I'm for more government.' Or: 'I'm for less government.' But he would like to avoid trying to be blunt and saying, 'I'm for a lot more government.'" Watch it here. Paul, a Texas congressman who raised $35 million during last year's presidential run, says that if Obama's views on government are not "socialism," they are "fascistic." During Tuesday's inaugural...
  • John McCain Does The Impossible [convinces others that the right man won in 2008]

    01/23/2009 7:01:26 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 121 replies · 2,095+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2009-01-23 | Jim Geraghty
    John McCain has prompted me to say the unthinkable. The right man won in 2008. . . . . . Mac is back - back to his moral preening about how bipartisan he is, back to his reflexive demonization of his own party, back to his refusal to recognize any legitimate concerns raised by those who disagree with him. If we're going to have Democratic agenda enacted, better it be by a Democrat than a Republican obsessed with avoiding the "partisan" label in the White House.
  • Detainees could end up in South Carolina [Gitmo update] [DeMint opposes, Graham no comment]

    01/22/2009 5:55:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1,327+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 2009-01-22 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON - President Obama's decrees Thursday on the detention and interrogation of accused terrorists increase the likelihood that some detainees now held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will be moved to South Carolina in a year or less. On his second full day in office, Obama directed that the controversial Guantanamo detention facility be closed "no later than one year from the date of the (executive) order." Senior Pentagon sources in November identified the Naval Consolidated Brig in North Charleston as a possible home for detainees transferred from Guantanamo Bay, along with Fort Leavenworth in Kansas...
  • Joint Statement from U.S. Sens. Graham and McCain on Guantanamo Executive Order [we support Zero]

    01/22/2009 11:59:36 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 288 replies · 9,098+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and John McCain (R-Arizona) today issued the following statement regarding the executive order put forth by President Obama calling for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo: “We support President Obama’s decision to close the prison at Guantanamo, reaffirm America’s adherence to the Geneva Conventions, and begin a process that will, we hope, lead to the resolution of all cases of Guantanamo detainees,” said Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator John McCain. “The executive orders issued today constitute an important step in the right direction but leave several major issues unaddressed.” “Numerous...
  • Hillary Clinton confirmed as US secretary of state [DeMint, Vitter only two dissenters]

    01/21/2009 3:08:55 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies · 2,561+ views
    AFP via Google ^ | 2009-01-21
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Hillary Clinton won confirmation Wednesday as US secretary of state from her fellow senators, who voted 94-2 for the former first lady to become President Barack Obama's top diplomat. The only two dissenters were Republicans Jim DeMint of South Carolina and David Vitter of Louisiana.
  • Kennedy and Hatch Issue Call for Service [Serve America Act] [barf] [McCain/Snowe alert]

    01/21/2009 6:43:10 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies · 2,925+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today introduced the “Serve America Act,” a bill to expand national and community service opportunities for all Americans. Senators Mikulski, McCain, Dodd, Cochran, Reid, Gregg, Durbin, Wicker, Murray, Snowe, Kerry, Lincoln, Cardin, Rockefeller, Schumer, Whitehouse, Menendez, Bayh and Landrieu are also sponsors of the legislation. The goal of the legislation is to encourage 175,000 more Americans to give a year of service to address specific national challenges such as strengthening our schools or increasing economic opportunities, thereby expanding the number of such service participants to 250,000. The legislation...
  • A National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, 2009 [Obama's proclamation]

    01/20/2009 3:56:54 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 665+ views
    The White House ^ | 2009-01-20 | U.S. President Barack Obama
    NATIONAL DAY OF RENEWAL AND RECONCILIATION, 2009 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As I take the sacred oath of the highest office in the land, I am humbled by the responsibility placed upon my shoulders, renewed by the courage and decency of the American people, and fortified by my faith in an awesome God. We are in the midst of a season of trial. Our Nation is being tested, and our people know great uncertainty. Yet the story of America is one of renewal in the...
  • Obama honors rival McCain on eve of inauguration

    01/19/2009 9:49:59 PM PST · by VictoryGal · 61 replies · 1,654+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 20, 2009 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Barack Obama honored his vanquished Republican rival John McCain on Monday, describing the Arizona senator as an "American hero" while the Democrat prepared to assume the office that both men fought bitterly to attain. Obama and McCain clashed repeatedly on the campaign trail over foreign and domestic policy in sometimes heated exchanges that occasionally veered into the personal. But Obama made clear that period had passed even as he predicted the two would not always get along in the future. "John is not known to bite his tongue and if I'm screwing up, he's going to...
  • Obama Reaches Out for McCain’s Counsel [McBama barf alert]

    01/18/2009 7:09:59 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,023+ views
    BY DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK WASHINGTON — Not long after Senator John McCain returned last month from an official trip to Iraq and Pakistan, he received a phone call from President-elect Barack Obama. As contenders for the presidency, the two had hammered each other for much of 2008 over their conflicting approaches to foreign policy, especially in Iraq. (He’d lose a war! He’d stay a hundred years!) Now, however, Mr. Obama said he wanted Mr. McCain’s advice, people in each camp briefed on the conversation said. What did he see on the trip? What did he learn? It was just one...