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  • Woodward: White House Blames Me For Starting Obama Criticism

    11/11/2013 9:44:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/10/13 | Staff
    Bob Woodward appeared on Media Buzz with Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz Sunday to talk about his book “The Price of Politics’”and the issues facing the Obama administration in its second term. Woodward claimed that people inside the White House are blaming him for the recent wave of criticism directed at the Obama administration. As for the mood inside the White House after the failed rollout of Obamacare, Woodward stated, “the temperature’s going up right now as there’s more and more criticism on the president’s comments on Obamacare.”
  • Carney blames Republicans for healthcare.gov testing failure [VIDEO]

    10/22/2013 9:39:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/22/13 | Grae Stafford
    At the White House Press Conference Tuesday, spokesman Jay Carney attempted to deflect criticism of the botched launch of Healthcare.gov. Under pressure from Fox News reporter Ed Henry, Carney pivoted to cheap one-liners aimed at Republicans and sought to downplay the problems currently being frantically addressed by the Obama Administration and a “tech surge” of outside contractors.
  • White House takes down White House visitor logs, blames Republicans

    10/10/2013 4:04:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/ | Patrick Howley
    The White House has taken down online White House visitor logs and blamed Congress. The logs, which were posted beginning in December 2009 “as part of President Obama’s commitment to government transparency,” are the latest victims of a partial government shutdown that has temporarily idled 17 percent of the federal workforce. “Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this web site may not be up to date. Some submissions may not be processed, and we may not be able to respond to your inquiries,” reads the index page for the visitor logs.
  • Ball Blames Targeting on IRS Budget Cuts: ‘You Can Understand … Why They Went That Direction’

    06/04/2013 8:16:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/4/13 | staff
    MSNBC host Krystal Ball excused the actions of IRS agents who targeted conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status on The Last Word Monday night, saying budget cuts left them without the resources to do their jobs and they had to “enforce the law as they understood it.” “The other big story here I think that has been missed in the press is the fact that the IRS budget has been cut to the point that these agents can’t do their jobs,” she said. “They do not have the resources to do their jobs, so they were trying with the limited resources...
  • IRS Blames 'Low-Level' Employees for Targeting Conservative Groups

    05/10/2013 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/13/13 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, the IRS blamed "low-level" employees in its Cincinnati office for targeting tax-exempt organizations that had "Tea Party" or "Patriots" in their names during the 2012 election and apologized for their actions. Upon a review of the IRS bureaucracy, though, the Cincinnati office is not a random backwater outpost for "low-level" IRS rogues. In fact, the Cincinnati office is where determinations on tax-exempt organizations' eligibility are made and is the only physical office in the complex IRS bureaucracy dedicated to tax-exempt determinations. On the IRS's website, in the "How to Contact the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division" section,...
  • Jerry Brown blames climate change for state's early fire season

    05/06/2013 6:40:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/6/13 | Anthony York
    Gov. Jerry Brown put the state’s early wildfire season in global terms Monday, saying the state would have to grow accustomed to more forest fires as a consequence of climate change.
  • Barack Obama blames US Navy for increased North Korean tensions.

    04/07/2013 10:47:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/7/13 | Moe Lane
    Ever notice that this administration is only lightning-fast when it comes to shifting blame when things don’t work out perfectly? They practically left a vapor trail in their zeal to anonymously accuse the US military of being responsible for our tense situation with North Korea: So, it’s the Navy’s fault that the U.S.-North Korea spat has gone so far? That’s the apparent message from senior administration officials who, according to the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, said that they had long planned to send B-52s, B-2 stealth bombers, and F-22 fighters to the Korean Peninsula as part of preplanned wargames...
  • FBI Director Blames Background Check Shortages on Sequester

    03/20/2013 9:03:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbarg ^ | 3/20/13 | William Bigelow
    FBI Director Robert Mueller protested Tuesday that the steep rise in requests for background checks for gun purchases since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School could be a problem because of the cuts imposed by sequestration. Background check requests from licensed gun dealers have risen by 50%, from an average of 54,000 each day to 81,000 every day since Sandy Hook. As a result, the FBI has expanded its staff of 300 to 500 so the background checks can be finished in three days.
  • Obama Blames Media ‘Preferred By Republican Constituencies’ For Unfriendliness In D.C.

    01/14/2013 12:44:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/14/13 | Noah Rothman
    During a Monday press conference in the White House, President Barack Obama was asked about his seeming lack of interest in socialization with other members of the political establishment in Washington. Obama said that, while he is a friendly person, it takes two to socialize and Republicans are generally not interested in being seen with him. He blamed “media that is preferred by Republican constituencies” for creating an environment in which a Republican politician seen with Obama has to fear a primary fight in their next election. President Obama said he does socialize with members of Congress from the other...
  • Karzai blames NATO, U.S. for violence, corruption in Afghanistan

    12/06/2012 11:36:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/6/12 | Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai blamed the U.S. and NATO forces on Thursday for some of the violence and the brunt of corruption that is rampant in his war-torn country. Karzai bluntly criticized allied tactics, declaring that terrorists won't be beaten "by attacking Afghan villages and Afghan homes." Speaking in an exclusive interview with NBC News, Karzai also said he had written a letter to President Barack Obama warning that Afghans will not permit American and NATO troops to stay past 2014 unless the U.S. turns over hundreds of detainees held at Bagram Air Base and a nearby facility. "I have...
  • Al Gore Blames Denver for Obama debate loss

    10/04/2012 8:22:25 AM PDT · by izzatzo · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/04/2012 | youtube
    Algore blames Denver and its altitude for Obama debate loss.
  • Outrageous!… Obama Administration Blames “Friendly Fire” Attacks in Afghanistan on US Troops

    09/30/2012 5:41:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/30/12 | Jim Hoft
    This is unbelievable. The Obama Administration blamed the “friendly fire” attacks in Afghanistan on US troops. U.S. Army specialist Mabry Anders (L), who was killed in an attack by an Afghan army soldier in Afghanistan on August 27, 2012, is pictured with his mother Genevieve Woydziak (C) and his stepfather Troy Woydziak in this undated handout family photo obtained by Reuters September 26, 2012. The “insider attack” also took the life of another U.S. soldier, Sergeant Christopher Birdwell. (REUTERS/Anders Family) The New York Post reported, via Pat Dollard: Afghan security forces, our supposed allies, are slaughtering American troops. Thirty-three soldiers...
  • Netanyahu Blames Iran for Attack in Bulgaria on Israeli Civilians, Vows Response

    07/18/2012 11:23:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/18/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed Iran for a terror attack on an Israeli tour bus in Bulgaria today that has claimed the lives of seven Israeli civilians, vowing that Israel will respond. The attack comes on the eighteenth anniversary of a deadly Iranian terror attack against a Jewish community center in Argentina. Netanyahu promised to respond: "Israel will react powerfully against Iranian terror." Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told Fox News' Megyn Kelly that Israel's message had to be taken seriously, given that Netanyahu did not mention Hizbullah--an Iranian proxy with a presence near...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee blames Bush for Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 8:12:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 6/20/12 | Charlie Spierling
    “This Fast and Furious debacle started under the Bush administration,” Jackson Lee declared. “And it is been evidenced by various reports that it started under the ATL office in Arizona unbeknownst to leadership in Washington DC, at least leadership that came in under the Obama administration in this instance, Eric Holder.” Attempts by Democrats to pin the Fast and Furious operation on Bush, however, don’t stand. National Review’s Andrew McCarthy explains: Wide Receiver actually involved not gun-walking but controlled delivery. Unlike gun-walking, which seems (for good reason) to have been unheard of until Fast & Furious, controlled delivery is a...
  • Stats of the Day: "Obama Blames" Garners 573,000 Google Results and More

    06/18/2012 12:27:03 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 5 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/18/12 | Aurelius
    Today, we decided to check out some statistics and facts out on the internet. It was relatively easy to decide what specifically to look for, particularly with a certain person in the Presidency who would like you to believe that he has not been in office a single day. First off, we seached "Obama blames" into Google. We made certain to actually put it into quotation marks, so that the results had to have the words "Obama blames" in order. In other words, "Obama Blames Polar Bears for Global Warming" might show up, but "Obama: The Blame For Global Warming...
  • Biden blames fracking for earthquakes

    04/03/2012 9:26:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/3/12 | Ben Wolfgang
    The vice president shook up the scientific world Tuesday. At a campaign stop in Virginia touting the administration’s energy policy, Vice President Joseph R. Biden blamed earthquakes on the extraction of natural gas by fracking. Industry analysts immediately panned Mr. Biden’s remarks — which are backed by no evidence — about the hydraulic fracturing method that uses water, sand and chemicals to crack underground rock and release vast amounts of fuel. (Snip) But state officials have confirmed that the temblors were the result of a wastewater-disposal well, not fracking itself.
  • White House blames Bush for Afghanistan turmoil

    02/27/2012 11:35:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 6+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/27/12 | Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer
    White House Press secretary Jay Carney today reminded reporters that prior to President Obama's term in office, the Bush administration was responsible for the tumultuous lengthy engagement in Afghanistan. "The president made clear when he was a candidate for this office and when he took this office, that unfortunately prior to his taking office, because of the focus on Iraq, and the U.S. efforts there, that the original war, if you will, in Afghanistan had been neglected, the strategy there was unclear, and that it was not properly resourced," said Carney, adding that the U.S. goals in Afghanistan would be...
  • Study blames global warming for shrinking species ('Natural selection' at work?)

    10/16/2011 11:06:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/16/11 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    From the mighty polar bear to the tiny house sparrow, many of Earth's species appear to be shrinking in size, a new study reports. And the authors think it's probably due to global warming, a little like wool sweaters that shrink when washed in hot water. But other experts say that conclusion goes too far, blaming global warming for what may be natural changes. ... The shrinking victims, according to the study, include cotton, corn, strawberries, bay scallops, shrimp, crayfish, carp, Atlantic salmon, herring, frogs, toads, iguanas, hooded robins, red-billed gulls, California squirrels, lynx and wood rats. Two years ago,...
  • NY Times blames Israel for attack on Cairo Embassy

    09/11/2011 3:10:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/11/11 | Leo Rennert
    In its September 11 edition, the New York Times runs a front-page article by Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner, which, instead of blaming fanatical Egyptian rioters, assigns the biggest share of blame to Israel for the violent attack on its Cairo Embassy and the forced departure of its diplomatic staff ("Beyond Cairo, Israel Sensing A Wider Siege -- Embassy Assault a Sign of a Mideast in Flux") In full gloom-and-doom mode, Bronner paints a dark picture of an "increasingly isolated" Israel with "limited and poor options" amid rising anti-Israel sentiment in neighboring countries. Pouring more salt on the wound, Bronner...
  • White House adviser blames tea party for downgrade (Axelrod)

    08/07/2011 10:08:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 153 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/7/11 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House adviser is blaming the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on tea party Republicans, whom he says were unwilling to compromise on how to reduce the federal debt. The adviser to President Barack Obama, David Axelrod, tells CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday .. ... .. also criticized GOP presidential candidates for not speaking up in favor of compromise.
  • Taliban blames US for Mullah Omar death reports (accuses US of phone hacking)

    07/20/2011 8:57:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/20/11 | BBC
    Two Taliban spokesmen have said their phones had been hacked and messages sent out that their leader Mullah Omar was dead, media reports say. One of the spokesmen Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters that the "Americans have hacked our cellphones with advanced technology and sent the messages". Mullah Omar's death was reported in May by sections of the media, including an Afghan TV channel. Pakistani and US officials had dismissed the reports. Mullah Omar has evaded capture, despite one of the largest manhunts and is believed to be guiding the resurgent Taliban. The AFP news agency said that a message went...
  • AP Claims Bush Tax Cuts Caused National Debt to Grow by $1.6 Trillion

    07/18/2011 1:34:06 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Newbussters.org ^ | July 17, 2011 | 15:43 | Tom Blumer |
    In an unbylined update of the latest developments in the budget-tax-spending-debt ceiling discussions in Washington this morning, the Associated Press committed several blunders in attempting to explain what's going on and how we got to where we are. First and foremost was its list identifying "contributors" to the $8.5 trillion growth in the national debt since 2001. Here's the AP's you-can't make-this-up, Comedy Central-worthy list of debt contributors: Q: How did the debt grow from $5.8 trillion in 2001 to its current $14.3 trillion? A: The biggest contributors to the nearly $9 trillion increase over a decade were: - 2001...
  • Mark Steyn blames ‘historical,’ ‘peculiar psychological’ reasons for Obama’s contempt

    05/28/2011 10:50:17 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2011 | The Daily Caller
    Getting inside the mind of Barack Obama has been a challenge for journalists since the 2008 presidential campaign. But during the last two and a half years, as the public has gotten more familiar with the president, the picture is becoming a bit clearer. On Thursday’s syndicated “Hugh Hewitt” radio show, columnist and National Review Online contributor Mark Steyn offered some thoughts. After host Hugh Hewitt referenced a Wednesday interview with Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe, in which he wondered aloud about what motivated Obama to make grand policy gestures, Steyn suggested that perhaps this was the first time Obama...
  • Santorum blames abortion for Social Security woes

    03/29/2011 9:06:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/29/11 | AP
    Concord, N.H. (AP) -- In his latest trip to New Hampshire, Republican Rick Santorum says the Social Security system would be in much better shape if there were fewer abortions. The former Pennsylvania senator and potential presidential candidate was asked about Social Security during an interview on WESZ-AM radio in Laconia on Tuesday morning. He says the system has design flaws, but the reason it is in big trouble is that there aren't enough workers to support retirees. He blamed that on what he called the nation's abortion culture. He says that culture, coupled with policies that do not support...
  • Predictable: Media Matters Blames Jews for Egypt Crisis

    02/01/2011 9:45:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    big government ^ | 2/1/11 | Jim Hoft
    Media Matters blamed the Egyptian crisis today on the US Jewish lobby and media-owning Jews. Yid With Lid reported this from Media Matters. If one needs additional proof that the “pro-Israel” lobby and the policies it dictates to US policymakers are bad for both the U.S. and Israel, look no further than what is happening in Egypt. The regime that the Israeli government and its U.S. lobby have depended upon to enforce the status quo is going down. It is not clear when, but it’s going to be soon, much sooner than anyone ever anticipated. And you can be sure...
  • Media Matters Blames The Egyptian Crisis on Those Foreign Policy-Controlling, Media-Owning JEWS

    01/31/2011 5:04:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 1/31/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    The George Soros funded Media Matters has been waging a months-long attack on Glenn Beck trying to brand the commentator as a card carrying anti-Semite. Perhaps before making false charges against Beck, Media Matters should examine its own house of cards. In a column published today on Media Matters political correction site, MJ Rosenberg claimed that the current Egyptian crisis was the fault of AIPAC and the “Israel Lobby.” For those of you who have lived on a different planet till today, “Israel Lobby” is a polite way of saying “Jews.”
  • Obama Has Trouble Prouncing Superfluous, Blames Lip (video)

    12/05/2010 9:44:38 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 61 replies · 2+ views
    RealClearPolitics/CSPAN ^ | December 5, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "It's this lip. It's hard to say," President Obama said. "You try it when you've had 12 stitches."
  • Hugo Chavez blames massive flooding on capitalism as 70,000 remain homeless in Venezuela

    12/05/2010 7:42:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/5/10 | Nina Mandell
    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said he knows what's been causing the floods that have killed 32 people in his country and left 70,000 homeless: "criminal capitalism." "The developed nations irresponsibly shatter the environmental order, in their desire to maintain a criminal development model while the immense majority of the earth's people suffer the most terrible consequences," he said on Venezuelan television Sunday.
  • MSNBC Host Blames America and Israel for Iran Tensions; Bullies Conservative Guest (Video)

    09/20/2010 7:33:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/20/10 | msnbc
    This segment is a classic two-on-one gang-up on the sole conservative voice as Clifford May valiantly tries to get his word in against Glenn Greenwald and host, Dylan Ratigan. Ironically, Mr. May was attempting to praise President Obama's position on Iran against the moral equivalence espoused by his left-wing counter-parts.
  • Bob Schieffer Blames Internet For Americans Believing Obama Is Muslim

    08/22/2010 7:28:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/22/10 | Michelle Boorstein
    Bob Schieffer on Sunday blamed the internet for the growing number of Americans that think Barack Obama is a Muslim.Namelessly referring to last week's Pew Research Center poll finding that eighteen percent now believe this, the "Face the Nation" host concluded Sunday's program saying that "in the internet age, ignorance travels as rapidly as great ideas." He continued, "Now, not only great minds can find one another and compare notes, so too can the nuts and the perverts and those who are simply looking to validate their prejudices."
  • Time's Scherer Blames Press Pool for Obama's Flipping and Flopping on Ground Zero Mosque

    08/16/2010 8:06:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/16/10 | Tim Graham
    Michael Scherer of Time tried to explain the concept of "Why Barack Obama Doesn't Like to Chit-Chat with the Press Corps" -- despite their obvious affection for him. The president's first Ground Zero Mosque comments were "perfectly scripted," he wrote, and perfectly timed, on a Friday night at a Muslim dinner celebrating Ramadan. Scherer doesn't get that the venue could be controversial, considering Obama's allergies to traditional Christian prayer breakfasts. But this "perfect" scenario was ruined by the White House press pool (specifically, CNN's Ed Henry): A reporter asked a stray question, and Obama blew all the careful planning of...
  • On 'Manmade Catastrophe,' Obama Says Be 'Prepared for the Worst' and Hope for Better News From BP

    06/05/2010 6:31:11 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 90 replies · 1,267+ views
    abcnews.com/politicalpunch ^ | June 5, 2010 | Sunlen Miller
    Taped from Caminada Bay in Grand Isle, La., on Friday, President Obama warned people in his weekly address to be “prepared for the worst,” even as everyone hopes that BP’s efforts “bring better news than we’ve received before.” “Over the last few days, BP has placed a cap over the well, and it appears they’re making progress in trying to pump oil to the surface to keep it from leaking into the water,” Obama said in the address, taped from Caminada Bay in Grand Isle, La., on Friday. "But as has been the case since the beginning of this crisis,...
  • NYT Blames Israel For Palestinian Incitement

    03/16/2010 6:16:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 367+ views
    american thinker ^ | 3/16/10 | Leo Rennert
    The Hurva Synagogue was the premier Jewish place of worship in Jerusalem's Old City in the 19th and early 20th Centuries -- until Jordanian troops destroyed it in 1948. On March 15, after several years of painstaking restoration, it came to life again -- an exact replica of the old Hurva. In the week before its reopening, however, the Palestinian Authority unleashed a vicious conspiracy campaign that falsely claimed that reopening the Hurva was a prelude to Israel's intent to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount to make room for the Third Jewish Temple. Palestinian officials called on Arabs to...
  • Britain blames China over 'farcical' climate talks (even Commies know a scam when they see one)

    12/21/2009 11:09:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 763+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/09 | Alice Ritchie
    LONDON (AFP) – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday accused a handful of countries of holding the UN climate summit to ransom as bitter recriminations swirled over the outcome of the negotiations. While China's Premier Wen Jiabao insisted his government had played an "important and constructive" role, Britain said the meeting had lurched into farce and pointed the finger of blame at Beijing. And the summit host, Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, rapped the lower-level negotiators for failing to make headway in nearly two weeks of talks and then leaving their masters with too much to do at...
  • PG&E blames pigeon for four-alarm San Jose fire

    09/03/2009 12:48:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 584+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9/3/09 | John Woolfolk
    A pigeon that nuzzled too close to another bird on a high-voltage line Wednesday got zapped into eternity and likely sparked the four-alarm brush fire that scorched several acres on San Jose's Communications Hill, PG&E officials said Thursday. San Jose fire Capt. Scott Kouns said the cause of the fire that blackened some 15 acres and the skies above before it was extinguished two hours later officially remains under investigation. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and an outbuilding was burned. But Jennifer Zerwer, spokeswoman for Pacific Gas & Electric, said utility crews found a downed 12-kilovolt power line and a...
  • Obama blames GOP for stalled health bills

    07/21/2009 2:53:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 1,132+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/09 | Sam Youngman
    President Obama sharply criticized Republicans on Tuesday for following a “familiar script” to “block healthcare reform.” The president, seeking to prod the Democratic-controlled Congress to show significant progress on healthcare reform before the August recess, directed blame at the GOP for the stalled legislation. Obama blasted the "familiar script" of Republicans who "have openly declared their intention to block healthcare reform."
  • Iran Blames ‘Dirty Zionists;’ At Least 19 Dead

    06/20/2009 10:34:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 815+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 6/20/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Iranian riot police, armed with tear gas and backed by helicopters, forced protestors off the streets Saturday as the massive protests against last week’s elections appeared to weaken. Nineteen protestors and policemen were killed Saturday, bringing the week's death toll to 38. Unconfirmed reports placed the number killed at Saturday at 150. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s top Muslim leader, accused “dirty Zionists" and “Zionist media” for being behind charges that the results of the election were rigged. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner two hours after the voting stations closed a week ago on Friday. His opponent, Mir...
  • GOP senator blames McConnell for Specter defection (Sen. Jim Bunning at odds with Senate GoP leader)

    05/05/2009 9:11:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 842+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/09 | Roger Alford - ap
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's embattled junior senator is blaming GOP leader Mitch McConnell for losing Arlen Specter to the Democrats and costing the party Senate seats. Sen. Jim Bunning has been at odds lately with McConnell, Kentucky's senior senator. McConnell hasn't publicly asked Bunning to retire but hasn't endorsed him for re-election next year. Bunning says he's still in the race but Republican leaders have been sending not-so-subtle messages that he should retire rather than face a strong Democratic challenge.
  • Paulson blames global imbalances for credit crisis: report

    01/02/2009 2:33:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 646+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/09 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – Outgoing US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson said that a failure to address the rise of emerging markets and resulting imbalances was partly to blame for the global financial crisis, according to an interview published Friday. Paulson told the Financial Times that imbalances between fast-growing nations which save, such as China, and those who spent were at the root of the problem. He said that in the years leading up to the crisis, savings from nations such as China and oil exporters -- at a time of low inflation and booming trade and capital flows -- exerted downward...
  • Obama blaims GOP for Bin Laden still being alive

    06/17/2008 4:39:17 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 49 replies · 162+ views
    Multiple News Sources | 17 June 2008 | Jeff Head
    <p>As reported in the news today by multiple sources, Democrativ presidentail candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, blaims the GOP and the adminstration and its war fighting policies for Osama Bin Laden, the Al Quida leader behind the 911 attacks, still being alinve.</p> <p>Well, Hussein, this really cuts the cake.</p>
  • Mugabe blames West for Zimbabwe's economic problems

    06/03/2008 11:58:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 42+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/3/08 | Frances D'Emilio and Ariel David - ap
    ROME - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe defended land policies blamed for devastating his country's agricultural sector, asserting at a U.N. food summit Tuesday that the West was trying to cripple the nation's economy. Mugabe's presence at a summit addressing high global food prices sparked protests from some world leaders. He is blamed for the economic collapse of a country once considered a regional breadbasket and Zimbabweans increasingly are unable to afford food and other essentials. Zimbabwe is not subject to broad sanctions affecting ordinary citizens. Western sanctions are targeted instead at the president and several dozen close associates. Mugabe nonetheless...
  • Clinton Blames MoveOn for Caucus Losses

    04/19/2008 5:31:43 PM PDT · by LJayne · 19 replies · 97+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/19/08 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    Hillary Clinton blamed her defeats by Barack Obama in caucuses around the country in part on MoveOn.org, the liberal activist group that was founded in 1998 to tell Congress to "move on" from its push to impeach Clinton's husband.
  • California Senate leader declares budget impasse, blames governor

    07/19/2007 10:36:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 292+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 7/19/07 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    SACRAMENTO The Democratic leader of the state Senate on Thursday said lawmakers have reached an impasse in negotiating California's overdue budget and blamed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for not doing more to broker a deal with his fellow Republicans. The comments by Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata came as lawmakers in the Assembly were scheduled to begin a late-night floor session to debate the budget plan. "The (budget) bill going up tonight is a sign that we are at an impasse, and only the governor can come in and make a deal," Perata said in an interview. He "has not...
  • Cuba blames US for failed hijacking

    05/04/2007 7:18:46 AM PDT · by bedolido · 14 replies · 778+ views
    euronews.net ^ | 05-04-2007 | staff writer
    Two Cuban army deserters have been captured after trying to hijack a passenger plane to flee to the US, according to officials in Havana. A government statement said they killed an army officer as they tried to take control of the airliner. Armed with AK-47 assault rifles, they seized a bus before driving it towards the Boeing 737, when police opened fire, says one source. The two reportedly went AWOL from their army base on Saturday along with another man, who Havana says had since been captured. Cuban officials have held the United States responsible for the attempted hijacking. They...
  • Chocolate City Mayor Blames "They" For Woes

    03/17/2007 7:13:05 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 18 replies · 1,018+ views
    lonestartimes.com ^ | 03/17/07 | bigjolly
    America’s most inept mayor is at it again. Seems like it’s taking him too long to turn NOLA into the Chocolate City of his dreams but he knows why. New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin has suggested that the slow recovery and rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina — which has prevented many black former residents from returning — is part of a plan to change the racial makeup and political leadership of his and other cities. “They are studying this model of natural disasters, dispersing the community and changing the electoral process in that community.” That’s right, boys...
  • CA: Governor blames public indifference for prison ills

    01/18/2007 12:00:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 340+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/18/07 | Jordan Lau
    SACRAMENTO — Saying that Californians have "lived in denial" about the crisis in the state's prisons, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday complained that apathy in the electorate is to blame for the lack of will in the Capitol to address the corrections system's overcrowding and rising costs. ... Schwarzenegger said the prison problem is not "sexy," because it does not affect people's lives directly, as schools or transportation issues do. --snip-- Schwarzenegger has proposed $10.9 billion in new borrowing to expand the prisons, and wants to reexamine the state's penal code to see if sentences for some crimes are too...
  • GOP blames Mich. governor for slayings

    10/26/2006 2:06:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 544+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/06 | AP
    LANSING, Mich. - A campaign mailing from the Michigan Republican Party blames Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm and the state corrections director for a crime spree that resulted in the deaths of three people. The brochure has a photo of Patrick Selepak, who pleaded guilty to killing Melissa and Scott Berels of New Baltimore and Winfield Johnson of Genesee County's Vienna Township in February. The headline says: "This violent criminal was mistakenly released into your community." "Governor Granholm and her state prison director. If they can't do the job, why are they still on the job?" the brochure says. Selepak had...
  • Mugabe blames West for Zimbabwe's woes

    07/25/2006 6:38:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 708+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/06 | Michael Hartnack - ap
    HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe opened a new legislative year Tuesday with a speech to Parliament blaming economic problems on the U.S., Britain and other Western critics of his human rights record. Zimbabwe is in a state of economic collapse, suffering from the world's highest inflation rate — more than 1,000 percent — and shortages of all basic goods. A quarter of its 16 million people has emigrated since 2000 and millions more are dependent on aid. "My tribute goes to the gallant people of Zimbabwe for continuing to exhibit great fortitude despite the prevailing economic challenges which are...
  • U.N. exec blames Hezbollah for deaths (Jan Egeland)

    07/24/2006 4:47:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,035+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/24/06 | Lauren Frayer - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - The U.N. humanitarian chief accused Hezbollah on Monday of "cowardly blending" in among Lebanese civilians and causing the deaths of hundreds during two weeks of cross-border violence with Israel. The militant group has built bunkers and tunnels near the Israeli border to shelter weapons and fighters, and its members easily blend in among civilians. Jan Egeland spoke to reporters at Larnaca airport in Cyprus late Monday after visiting Lebanon to coordinate an international aid effort. On Sunday, he toured the rubble of Beirut's southern suburbs, a once-teeming Shiite district where Hezbollah had its headquarters. During that visit,...
  • U.S. blames Syria, Iran for kidnappings

    07/12/2006 10:31:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,427+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    ROSTOCK, Germany - The United States blamed Syria and Iran on Wednesday for the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah militants and the ensuing violence. The White House called for the immediate and unconditional release of the two soldiers. "We condemn in the strongest terms Hezbollah's unprovoked attack on Israel and the kidnapping of the two Israeli soldiers," National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones said as President Bush flew here for a visit. He said Hezbollah had also launched rocket attacks on civilian targets in Israel as part of its offensive. "This is a terrorist attack and it is...