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  • Rahm Emanuel : Massachusetts race was winnable (interview with Katie Couric)

    01/27/2010 3:23:32 PM PST · by maggief · 33 replies · 1,245+ views
    Politico ^ | January 27, 2010 | MIKE ALLEN
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, that he has no doubt the race for the late Sen. Edward Kennedys seat was winnable by Democrat Martha Coakley, but the White House was informed of her political peril too late. Couric, who was in Washington for the State of the Union address, asked Emanuel how a master political operative could have let Massachusetts go down in flames for the Democrats? I, was here at the White House, Emanuel replied. As soon as it was brought to my attention, or...
  • This Is Good Obama Bashes Scott Brown & His Truck Its a GM Truck

    01/18/2010 5:57:15 AM PST · by Justaham · 57 replies · 3,825+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-18-10 | Jim Hoft
    Republican Scott Brown has been running ads in Massachusetts where he is out driving around in his old pickup truck while campaigning for US Senator something Marcia Martha Coakley refuses to do. On Sunday Barack Obama slammed Scott Brown and his truck several times in his Bush-bashing campaign speech for Martha Coakley. Maybe Barack Obama didnt notice that Scott Browns truck is a GM truck.
  • Barney Frank: "She let it become a personality contest and that was a mistake"

    01/17/2010 12:46:01 PM PST · by truthandlife · 50 replies · 2,239+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-17-10
    (Boston) Outspoken chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has not held back on his feelings on the Massachusetts special election Senate race, and today is no different. Inside the gymnasium awaiting President Obama's remarks at a rally for Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, Rep. Frank tells FOX News' Carl Cameron about Coakley's campaign so far: "She let it become a personality contest and that was a mistake. Some of us complained about it and we think it's turned around." Previously Rep. Frank said a win by Republican State Senator Scott Brown in this race would...
  • What I Saw At the Napolitano "Revolution"

    01/10/2010 4:37:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,186+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2010 | Austin Hill
    Two terrorist attacks on American soil within les s than sixty days. Administration officials declare that the system worked after the Christmas day attack, only to be contradicted by the President days later. The President notes on December 29th that the Christmas day attack was carried out by merely an isolated extremist, but then declares on January 7 that we are at war, and that we must stay one step ahead of a nimble adversary," in complete contradiction of his Homeland Security Secretary and his own previous remarks. Oh, my how does Americas liberal media explain it all away? One...
  • Voting for Scott Brown and big government Republicans is a fatal mistake! (Barf Alert)

    01/09/2010 7:15:13 PM PST · by arkadyka · 308 replies · 5,136+ views
    Right Condition ^ | 10/09/10 | me
    Are you positively giddy over the prospect of Scott Brown winning in the upcoming Massachusetts special election? Are you currently supporting Scott Brown through time, money or both? Do you believe that limited government policy over the past thirty years failed, leading us to ever growing government? Are you partial to the Tea Party movement? If you have answered yes to all these questions then allow me to prove to you that your support for Scott Brown is a contradiction to everything you believe in and will hurt this country more than any rubber stamp liberal. Living in Massachusetts the...
  • Did State Department Issue Visa to Pantibomber?

    01/08/2010 12:51:31 PM PST · by hockeyfan · 30 replies · 1,384+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 7, 2010 | Josh Gerstein
    /snip/It's just a typo, and in fact, the DNI fixed it on its webpage shortly after sending reporters the statement. But it's an awkward slip-up on the same day the White House admitted that a typo prevented the State Department from realizing it had granted a visa to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. (Someone spelled his name wrong during a search.)
  • More Christmas Bombing Fallout: Hillary's Visa Problem

    01/07/2010 5:29:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 804+ views
    Big Government ^ | 1/7/10 | Richard Grenell
    President Obama came back to work this week after leaving the Presidency for his Hawaiian holiday vacation. Hawaii proved to be a restful retreat for the President, his team and the White House press corps who all took time off from their regular duties to enjoy the Hawaiian sun and ignore their responsibilities. But after 10 days of tropical silence, this week there is a sudden flurry of security reviews, media statements, ass-covering and more misstatements coming out of Washington from the Obama Administration. But we still dont know why the State Department didnt revoke the visa of a man...
  • Obamas Vacation Optics Axelrod and Co. Fail to Protect Presidents Image

    01/02/2010 6:08:15 AM PST · by kristinn · 116 replies · 5,305+ views
    Big Government ^ | Friday, January 1, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor
    Richard Nixon had advertising executive H.R. Haldeman; Ronald Reagan had image master Mike Deaver; Barack Obama has public relations guru David Axelrod.All three men understood the power of visuals in communicating the strengths of the presidents they served on the campaign trail and in the office of the presidency. I dont know where David Axelrod has been since President Obama began his ten-day Christmas vacation in Hawaii, but it is safe to say he is goofing off as much as his boss.(The Oval Office, December 29, 2009. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)(AP Photo by Chris Carlson, December 31,...
  • Napolitano Draws Resignation Calls After Gaffes on Veterans, Canada (8 month old news)

    01/01/2010 8:44:22 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 39 replies · 1,297+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 4/23/09 | Catherine Herridge contributing
    The outrage continues to build over a report from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's department that warned of the danger of right-wing "extremists," and she raised eyebrows again this week when she suggested that the Sept. 11 hijackers entered the United States through Canada. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is under fire for what critics see as a string of gaffes, with a small but vocal group of conservatives calling for her to step down. The outrage continues to build over a report from her department that warned of the danger of right-wing "extremists," and singled out returning war veterans...
  • Media blunders of 2009

    01/01/2010 6:23:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 659+ views
    Politico ^ | December 31, 2009 | MICHAEL CALDERONE
    Upheaval in the media world continued in 2009, with 15,000 newspaper jobs lost, some glossy magazines killed and Washington bureaus either cut back or shuttered completely. And yet, online outlets sprouted a few beefing up the ranks in D.C. while more journalists embraced Twitter, blogs and platforms that dont require ink on paper. While a number of this years more noticeable media blunders occurred through simple carelessness, some could be also considered growing pains in adjusting to changes in the media, such as reporters jumping the gun on Twitter, experimenting in video, cutting-and-pasting text from a blog or...
  • Nelson blunders Nebraskan reaction to health care vote

    12/30/2009 4:11:15 AM PST · by paltz · 23 replies · 2,293+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 12/30/09 | Kerry Picket
    A day before Sen. Ben Nelson (D - NE) voted for the passage of the Senate's version of the health care reform bill, the Nebraska Senator appeared confident before reporters that his vote would not hurt him back in Nebraska. Last week, The Washington Times asked him what he expected from his constituents, when he returned home after the Senate recessed for Christmas.: "Well, two types[of constituents]. Those who are saying very positive things about this legislation and those that have the opposite point of view. Theres nothing new about that."
  • Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets

    12/08/2009 3:37:16 PM PST · by RDTF · 62 replies · 2,582+ views
    ABC ^ | Dec 8, 2009 | Brian Ross and Matt Hosford
    In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inadvertently posted online its airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most closely guarded secrets regarding special rules for diplomats and CIA and law enforcement officers. In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) inadvertently posted online its entire airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most closely guarded secrets regarding special rules for diplomats and CIA and law enforcement officers. The most sensitive parts of the 93-page Standard Operating Procedures were apparently redacted in a way that computer savvy individuals easily overcame. -snip-
  • Another Clinton backstabber goes down in flames: Obama fires Greg Craig for Guantanamo fiasco

    11/21/2009 7:16:39 PM PST · by Baladas · 34 replies · 2,124+ views
    Seattle Examiner ^ | 11/20/09 | D.K. Jamaal
    According to POLITICO, Obamas fans in the Beltway are shocked, shocked that he and his White House minions scapegoat White House General Counsel Greg Craig for Obamas failed promise to close Guantanamo in one year. The closing of Guantanamo as Obamas critics have long predicted aint gonna happen, because theres no place else to put the hardcore terrorists currently housed there. When Obama announced his dubious executive order closing Guantanamo by January 2010, the Kool-Aid drinkers were ecstatic. See? they said, This is why we elected him. We were so right. No, they were so wrong. It was...
  • "Hatoyama Vs. Obama -- The Scandal That Nobody Will Report" (Obama in Japan: My Translation)

    11/21/2009 9:18:54 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 110 replies · 6,830+ views
    Shukan Bunshun Weekly Magazine (Translated to English) ^ | 22 November 2009 (26 November 2009 Edition) | Shukan Bunshun Staff Writers
    "(Japan Prime Minister) Hatoyama Vs.Obama -- The Scandal That Nobody Will Report" (由紀夫 vs オバマ「書かれざるスキャンダル」)Reporters at the weekly Shukan Bunshun news magazine here in Tokyo, Japan have written a rather caustic report about President Obama's 23 hours in Tokyo last week, from a frank Japanese perspective, exclusively in the Japanese language, and released to the newstands just now. In that sense this is more or less an *FR Exclusive*. A number of eye-opening claims, pieces of information and details emerge about Obama's brief stay in Japan as part of his disastrous Asian trip--over and above the very controversial, near-"dogeza"...
  • ABC NEWS Why Was White House Website Riddled With Errors? (listed 700 phantom Cong districts)

    11/18/2009 3:12:19 PM PST · by Liz · 152 replies · 4,048+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | 11/18/09 | ABC NEWS
    Officials tell ABC News so far, they found 700 mistaken Congressional districts out of more than 130,000 stimulus grants. On Monday night, ABC reported on errors found on the website set up by the White House to track the number of jobs created or saved by the economic stimulus program. The website was riddled with reports of jobs in places that didn't even exist. That report prompted anger on Capitol Hill, and defensiveness at the White House. On Tuesday night's broadcast, ABC's Chief Congressional Correspondent Jon Karl took another look at the stimulus confusion (link) LINK White House Vows to...
  • PRUDEN: Obama bows, the nation cringes

    11/17/2009 4:29:50 PM PST · by EvilAgenda · 6 replies · 991+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 17, 2009 | Pruden
    From Article Some of the president's critics are giving him a hard time, and it's true that this president seems never to have studied much American history. Not bowing to foreign potentates was what 1776 was all about. His predecessors learned with no difficulty that the essence of America is that all men stand equal and are entitled to look even a king, maybe particularly a king, straight in the eye. Can anyone imagine George Washington, John Adams or Thomas Jefferson making a similar gesture of servile submission? Or Harry Truman? Or FDR, who famously served the lowly hot dog,...
  • Japan expert to ABC : Yes, Obamas bow made him look like an idiot

    11/15/2009 5:13:39 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 198 replies · 7,894+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So much of an idiot, in fact, that according to Tappers source, at least one Japanese paper isnt running the photo out of embarrassment. This tool actually groveled himself into a minor international incident. The good news for O-bots? It wasnt unprecedented. Nixon evidently made a modest bow to Hirohito in the early 70s. The bad news? Obamas handshake/forward lurch was so jarring and inappropriate it recalls Bushs back-rub of Merkel. Kyodo News is running his appropriate and reciprocated nod and shake with the Empress, certainly to show the president as dignified, and not in the form of a first...
  • White House Defends Obamas Bow to Japanese Emperor as Protocol

    11/15/2009 4:08:06 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 366 replies · 11,200+ views
    breitbart.tv ^ | November 15, 2009 | .breitbart.tv
    Politico: A senior administration official said President Barack Obama was simply observing protocol when he bowed to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday.
  • Obama's botched bow

    11/14/2009 7:10:22 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 72 replies · 3,167+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 13, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    Bad enough that Obama bowed down to another head of state yesterday. Even worse, he did not bother to learn how one bows in Japan, and just winged it. I agree with Scott Johnson, Steve Gilbert, Andrew Malcom, and many others that the President of the United States should not be bowing before any head of state. But unlike these astute observers, I actually know a little something about the art of the bow in Japan, having lived in Japan four different times on a resident visa, taught East Asian Studies at Harvard, and counseled many hundreds of American, European,...
  • White House vs. Fox News: Blundering

    10/24/2009 12:51:52 PM PDT · by Stoutcat · 3 replies · 565+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 10-24-09 | Stoutcat
    As the war between the White House and Fox News escalates, it might be insightful to take a look back and see the path which led to Thursdays attempt by the White House to completely shut off Fox News. The first skirmish was back in August, when people were complaining about having received unwanted emails from the White House...