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  • Mitt Romney changes tactics (Romney says economic malaise "not all the result of" Obama)

    07/24/2011 10:40:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies
    Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah ^ | 2011-07-22 | Jamshid Ghazi Askar
    SALT LAKE CITY — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is taking a new approach to hammering Pres. Barack Obama and campaigning in Iowa. Romney seems to be choosing his words more carefully as he verbally attacks Obama, Politico concludes in an article published Thursday. The piece compares a Romney campaign stop in Pennsylvania last month with his visit Wednesday to Southern California. "Romney spoke Wednesday in front of a long-defunct mall near Los Angeles, and repeatedly pointed out that the mall's closure wasn't entirely Obama's fault. 'Obviously, the challenges here are not all the result of the current administration,' Romney...
  • How the Deficit Got this big

    07/24/2011 1:59:55 PM PDT · by shoff · 72 replies
    The New York Timmes ^ | July, 23, 2011 | Teresa Tritch
    With President Obama and Republican leaders calling for cutting the budget by trillions over the next 10 years, it is worth asking how we got here — from healthy surpluses at the end of the Clinton era, and the promise of future surpluses, to nine straight years of deficits, including the $1.3 trillion shortfall in 2010. The answer is largely the Bush-era tax cuts, war spending in Iraq and Afghanistan, and recessions.
  • Obama On Lack Of Change: "This Is Something That We Inherited"

    07/20/2011 7:43:11 PM PDT · by bkopto · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20, 2011 | Staff
    REVISH: "There's still a lot of frustration from people continuing to wait for that change that you promised, they don't feel better off now than they were 3 years ago. How do you convince them we're headed in the right direction?" OBAMA: "Well, look there's no doubt that we've gone through the toughest economic situation that we've seen since the Great Depression. I think the vast majority of people understand that this is something that we inherited and that when I came into office we'd already lost 4 million jobs and the few months after I got sworn in we...
  • 'Free at last': South Sudan is world's newest nation

    07/09/2011 9:37:27 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 10 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | Sat. July 09, 2011 | MSNBC
    JUBA — Saturday meant that South Sudan and its black tribesmen would for the first time be linked politically with sub-Saharan Africa. Kenya and Uganda are already laying strong economic ties with their northern neighbor, an oil-rich country that may one day ship its oil to a Kenyan port, instead of through the pipelines controlled by Khartoum. "From today our identity is southern and African, not Arabic and Muslim," read a hand-painted sign that one man carried as he walked through the crowds. South Sudan first celebrated its new status with a a raucous street party at midnight. At a...
  • South Sudan becomes world's newest nation

    07/08/2011 2:32:34 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 58 replies
    AP via AJC ^ | 5:11 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011 | MAGGIE FICK
    JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan became the world's newest nation early Saturday, officially breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars over five decades that cost the lives of at least 2 million people. Residents of the new nation — the Republic of South Sudan — danced in the streets, banged on jerry cans and chanted the name of the world's newest president, Salva Kiir. South Sudan earned independence at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, the culmination of a January independence vote guaranteed in a 2005 peace deal that ended the most recent north-south war. Saturday's early morning celebrations were joyous...
  • Bush Did It! Bush Didn't Do It!

    06/15/2011 5:35:22 AM PDT · by JudyM · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers ^ | 6/13/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    During the 2008 campaign Barack Obama ran more against lame-duck President Bush than against his Republican opponent, John McCain. The campaign is now long over, and yet President Obama still seems haunted by the ghost of his predecessor. Last week, for example, he was railing at the Bush phantom, whom he blamed for his received economic mess. In the world of Barack Obama everything he inherited was someone else’s fault — unless he believes past policies offer him some advantage and thus are to be claimed as entirely his own. The stock market is sliding. Gas and food prices are...
  • Obama going to Missouri to offer help in healing

    05/29/2011 9:28:05 AM PDT · by upchuck · 77 replies
    Ass Press/Yahuh ^ | May 29,2011 | Erica Werner
    President Barack Obama is pivoting from diplomacy on the world stage to the intimate and delicate domestic task of acting as healer-in-chief to a devastated community. The president travels to tornado-wrecked Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, a day after returning from a six-day European tour of Ireland, England, France and Poland. After days of focusing on the U.S. relationship with the rest of the world, he'll turn to an even more critical connection: his own, with the American people. The president will visit with survivors and family members of the worst tornado in decades, a monster storm that tore through Joplin...
  • Obama administration belatedly threatens veto of detainee, war legislation

    05/24/2011 5:20:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    The Obama administration is urging Congress not to adopt legislation that would reaffirm and arguably expand the Authorization for the Use of Military Force passed just three days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In addition, for the first time, the administration is formally threatening a veto over Congress's efforts to limit his authority to release Guantanamo prisoners and to transfer war-on-terror prisoners held by the U.S. military to the U.S. for any reason. There is a belated quality to the veto threat since Obama previously objected to but ulitmately signed a series of bills which had provisions effectively...
  • Auto bailout could be Barack Obama's secret weapon

    05/14/2011 7:58:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Auto bailout could be Barack Obama's secret weapon By: Ben Smith and Byron Tau May 14, 2011 07:04 AM EDT President Barack Obama and his allies in two big industrial unions appear poised to make the auto bailout — begun under President George W. Bush in 2008 — a central issue of the 2012 campaign. With General Motors back on its feet — it announced $2 billion in new investments at 18 GM plants Tuesday — and losses from the government’s intervention shaping up to be minimal, Democrats hope to punish Republican presidential candidates for their early opposition. The party...
  • Al-Qaida Operative Captured in Iraq in 2004 Was Key Source for ID’ing Bin Laden Courier

    05/06/2011 3:49:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 6, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – Information from an al-Qaida operative named Hassan Ghul, captured in Iraq in 2004, provided the “key moment” in identifying the notorious courier that ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden, a U.S. government official confirmed to CNSNews.com. Further, the official said, high ranking al-Qaida operatives Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) – the mastermind of 9/11 -- and Abu Faraj al-Libi, each tried to mislead interrogators about the courier, whose nickname was Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti. KSM identified al-Kuwaiti as not important, while al-Libi declined even knowing him. This greatly conflicted with what other detainees had said. The...
  • OBL's Death a Victory for the Adults

    05/03/2011 6:20:02 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5/3/2011 | C. Edmund Wright
    *Snip to the summary*To sum it up, everything we as conservatives believe about our country's defense, the War on Terror, interrogation, special ops / black ops, Gitmo, and the realities of the world was validated. Our ideas won. Our tactics won. An enemy we never hesitated to call out was killed. Everything liberals believe about the same was defeated. They are trying to take credit for a win in a war they never acknowledged with tactics they openly hate. With a childish liberal in the White House, that may not be evident to much of the country at the moment....
  • So O hates his job?

    04/23/2011 4:35:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 22, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    "The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff. . . I'm like, 'C'mon guys, I'm the president of the United States. Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up?' It doesn't happen." -- President Obama The list of people I feel sorry for is long. It includes not just all of the people I know personally who are suffering from one misfortune or another, but the billions around the world who're having a rougher time than they ought: Japanese earthquake victims, targets of ethnic cleansing, etc. Then there's...
  • Massive Snowpack in the Sierra ( Bush's fault )

    03/31/2011 11:59:11 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 18 replies
    SF Gate.com ^ | 30 March, 2011 | Staff
    Sierra Nevada snowpack stands at 165 percent of average, a level not seen since 1995 and one that puts the 2010-2011 winter near the top of the record lists. "This year's snowpack counts as one of the big ones -- there aren't many of them," said Maury Roos, veteran meteorologist with the California Department of Water Resources. During their monthly snow depth survey in a field near the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort, department officials Wednesday morning found 124 inches of the powdery, white stuff. A staggering 740 inches of snow have fallen at Donner Summit this winter -- one of only...
  • Congressman Anthony Weiner is the Democrats' Court Jester

    03/18/2011 2:13:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | March 17, 2011 | Lauri Regan
    I watched in fascination last night as Sean Hannity interviewed Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann and Congressman Anthony Weiner in a segment of his show discussing the budget and the difficulty for Democrats to find areas in which to make cuts. Hannity began the segment with the following question to Congressman Weiner: (during the course of the interview, the Congressman attacked Michelle Bachmann by calling her "Bachmann" as if they were two guys sparring in a boxing ring -- the disrespect was obnoxious and she handled it with class): "All right, Congressman, here's why we are in this position. This is just...
  • USS Enterprise On Its Way To Libya As America And Britain Ramp Up Threats

    03/01/2011 4:31:37 AM PST · by Fennie · 119 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2011
    The U.S. Navy was repositioning its heavy-hitting warships around North Africa tonight as America and Britain dramatically increased pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, which had been on pirate-hunting duty off the coast of Somalia, has now steamed to the mouth of the Suez Canal in the Red Sea. The deadly strike force aboard the nuclear-powered carrier is already within flying distance of Libya but the Enterprise is said to be heading closer to country and its rogue dictator.
  • Bush demands Mid-East democracy

    02/24/2011 11:54:45 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 14 replies
    BBC News Online ^ | 6 Nov 2003 | BBC
    President George W Bush has deplored the "freedom deficit" in the Middle East and said the United States must remain focused on the region "for decades". "Our commitment to democracy is being tested in the Middle East," he said in a televised Washington speech in defence of US democracy. Mr Bush said dictators in Iraq and Syria had "left a legacy of torture, oppression, misery and ruin". Turning to Iran, he warned that "the regime in Tehran must heed the democratic demands of the Iranian people, or lose its last claim to legitimacy". But some governments in the region were...
  • Green-Energy Plant Sucks Up Subsidies, Then Goes Bust

    02/08/2011 1:34:01 AM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 6, 2011 | Timothy P, Carney
    To turn wood chips into ethanol fuel, George W. Bush's Department of Energy in February 2007 announced a $76 million grant to Range Fuels for a cutting-edge refinery. A few months later, the refinery opened in the piney woods of Treutlen County, Ga., as the taxpayers of Georgia piled on another $6 million. In 2008, the ethanol plant was the first beneficiary of the Biorefinery Assistance Program, pocketing a loan for $80 million guaranteed by the U.S. taxpayers. Last month, the refinery closed down, having failed to squeeze even a drop of ethanol out of its pine chips. The Soperton,...
  • Chris Matthews Blames Egypt Riots on George W. Bush and Iraq War

    01/29/2011 11:36:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Chris Matthews Blames Egypt Riots on George W. Bush and Iraq War By Noel Sheppard Created 01/29/2011 - 12:17pm By Noel Sheppard | January 29, 2011 | 12:17 Noel Sheppard's picture It's a metaphysical certitude that whenever anything happens in the Middle East, the media will quickly blame former President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. Not missing the opportunity to do so, Chris Matthews began the 5PM installment of "Hardball" Friday connecting the riots in Egypt to a man that has been out of office for two years (video follows with transcript and commentary): CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST:...
  • NYT: Yep, Stuxnet is a joint U.S./Israeli project — ordered by Bush

    01/19/2011 12:17:44 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 19, 2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Greenlit by Dubya, accelerated by Obama. Or at least, that’s what the cyborg time travelers who brought the worm back from the future would have you believe. The evidence is only circumstantial, but … there’s an awful lot of it. Behind Dimona’s barbed wire, the experts say, Israel has spun nuclear centrifuges virtually identical to Iran’s at Natanz, where Iranian scientists are struggling to enrich uranium. They say Dimona tested the effectiveness of the Stuxnet computer worm, a destructive program that appears to have wiped out roughly a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges and helped delay, though not destroy, Tehran’s...
  • Voters Still Pin Bad Economy More On Bush Than Obama

    12/28/2010 7:58:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies · 4+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 28, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Nearly two years into the Obama presidency, voters still believe the nation’s continuing economic problems are due more to President George W. Bush than to the policies of the current occupant of the White House. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters think current economic problems are due primarily to the recession which began under the Bush administration. Forty-two percent (42%) say Obama’s policies are more to blame.