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  • Anti-Mormon Bigot Behind Obama/Allred 'October Surprise'

    10/24/2012 3:50:40 PM PDT · by mojito · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/24/2012 | John Nolte
    As I write this, Barack Obama's gal-pal Gloria Allred and the Boston Globe have aligned themselves with the Chicago Machine in a partisan crusade to launch an October Surprise against Mitt Romney. That we all know. What you might not know is that Allred's client, Maureen Sullivan, the woman pushing to unseal the gag order on her own divorce records, is a embittered leftie, a Huffington Post "Super User," and a vicious anti-Mormon bigot. For what's obviously a manufactured reason, Sullivan blames Mitt Romney for a divorce settlement she received during the early-nineties. Time's Mark Halperin reports that while he...
  • Justice Dept. Plans to Sue Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

    05/09/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 35 replies
    ABC news ^ | May 10, 2012 (AP) | AP - PHOENIX
    Federal authorities say they intend to file a lawsuit against Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department over allegations of civil rights violations.
  • Obama: Supreme Court Striking Down Obamacare Would Be Judicial Activism

    04/02/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 97 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 4/2/2012 | The so-called President
    President Obama preemptively slammed the Supreme Court as a bunch of "unelected group of people" who will have turned to "judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint" if they decide to strike down his signature legislative achievement, the healthcare reform act. Obama was speaking at a trilateral event with the Prime Minister of Canada and President of Mexico. Obama touted the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as "a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress."
  • Obama Raffle Video Not Legal, Election Law Experts Say

    07/01/2011 5:10:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/1/11 | Matt Cover
    A video of President Barack Obama filmed in the White House and included in a fundraising e-mail sent to supporters is not legal, two election law experts told The video was included in an e-mail sent to supporters of President Obama promoting a fundraising drive that offered participants a chance to win an invitation to dinner with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The video was filmed in the White House and, because it is intended to raise funds, constitutes a violation of federal law, according to two election law experts contacted by “I think this is a...
  • Michelle Obama heads to Africa, stirs criticism

    06/21/2011 4:18:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    The Ticket ^ | June 20, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    ...the trip is already provoking disappointment from Africa advocates who argue that President Obama, whose father was Kenyan, hasn't devoted enough time to the continent since winning the presidency. Mwiza Munthali, public outreach director of TransAfrica Forum, argues that U.S. officials "are not seeing Africa as a big priority. There has been some ambivalence." The president has made just one trip to sub-Saharan Africa since his Jan. 2009 inauguration and has chosen not to accompany his wife on her journey. This isn't the first time the First Lady has come under fire for travel plans. Below we review some of...
  • Second thoughts about that birth certificate

    04/03/2011 8:56:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 308 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 3, 2011 | Matt Patterson, Special to the Examiner
    Like most people, I had discarded the issue about President Obama's birth certificate long ago as without merit. Recently, though, possible Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has renewed public interest in the matter, and so I decided to take a second look. While Trump is mistaken in some particulars, to my surprise, the matter turns out to be more complicated than I originally thought. Obama defenders say that the he did release his birth certificate, making the entire argument moot. That is true ... sort of. In June 2008, the Obama campaign released of a "certification of live birth," which...
  • Live Thread: FreeRepublic Fave Bill O'Reilly SB XLV Interview w/ Barack Obama 4:45 p.m. EST

    02/06/2011 1:29:17 PM PST · by kristinn · 300 replies
    Sunday, February 6, 2011 | Kristinn
    Free Republic favorite Bill O'Reilly will be conducting Dear Leader Barack Obama's traditional Super Bowl pre-game interview live on Fox broadcast at 4:45 p.m. EST.
  • Is Obama's Gangbanger Attitude Responsible For The Tucson Tragedy?

    01/11/2011 7:30:10 AM PST · by OneVike · 35 replies
    ChicoER ^ | 1/11/11 | Chuck Wolk
    First, I would like to send my condolences to everyone who has been affected by the senseless act of violence perpetrated on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona.  I was not going to write anything about what happened, but after seeing the way the left spent the last few days attempting to smear those of us on the right of being guilty for this tragedy, I have decided to break my silence. Throughout history, politicians have taken advantage of tragedies to increase their power or to destroy their opponents.  Sometimes they will even create a tragedy to smear their opponents or...
  • Dem Congressman: Obama Warns Tax Bill Could Be End Of His Presidency

    12/15/2010 4:15:20 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 15, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "The president is making phone calls saying 'this is the end' of his presidency if he doesn't get this bad deal," Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) told CNN. "I don't feel that way. I think this is potentially the end of his possibility of getting reelected if he gets this deal," DeFazio added.

    10/26/2010 8:49:33 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 24 replies
    Sky Valley Chronicle ^ | October 26, 2010 | unknown
    The United States is no longer in the Top 20 of the world’s “least corrupt nations,”according to Transparency International a Berlin based group that calls itself “the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption.” The United States fell to 22nd on the list from 19th last year, with its score on TI’s list dropping to 7.1 from 7.5 in the 178-nation index due mainly to financial scandals and the influence of money in U.S. politics. The score is based on independent surveys on corruption. The U.S.’s score of 7.1 this year was the lowest score awarded to the...
  • Tainted By Rangel Cash, History, Rep. Bean (D), Censors, Intimidates At Townhall Event

    08/16/2010 11:42:25 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | August 16, 2010
    After a closed-door, pre-event meeting between Rep Melissa Bean (D) IL-8 and staff of the Round Lake Area Public Library, a man alleged to be the hulking head of library security repeatedly took an intimidating stance, standing over questioners who raised controversial issues. Other library management attempted to dissuade an attendee from video taping what was purportedly a public townhall event. Rather than stop the intimidation, Bean appeared rather pleased with it based upon her smiling acknowledgment. Rep. Melissa Bean has a troubling history involving townhalls. She's also one of a few Democrats uninterested in disbursing Charlie Rangel cash to...
  • FR MASTER PHOTO THREAD OF GULF OIL DISASTER - a community organizer in way over his head

    06/17/2010 3:17:07 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 743+ views
    FReepers, please create a FreeRepublic photo record here of what happens when a community organizer thug is given the most important job in the world. The empty suit, who currently occupies the Oval Office, has no ability whatsoever to lead in a crisis. God help our republic.
  • Live Thread: Obama State of the Sham Wow Address on the Gulf Oil Spill 8 P.M. EDT 6/15/10

    06/15/2010 4:10:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 864 replies · 35,093+ views
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | Kristinn
    Live from the Oval Office! It's Barack Obama and the State of the Sham Wow, Gulf Oil Spill edition!Starring TOTUS as Barack Obama! Featuring: Robert Gibbs in a special YouTube after the speech infomercial.
  • Sestak: White House Offered Me Federal Job to Drop Out of Senate Primary

    02/19/2010 9:32:07 AM PST · by Sopater · 21 replies · 704+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2010
    Rep. Joe Sestak , a Pennsylvania Democrat, says the White House dangled a federal job in front of him to convince him to drop his primary challenge against incumbent Arlen Specter, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday. Apparently it was an offer he could refuse. Rep. Joe Sestak, who is causing heartburn for Democratic leaders by running against Arlen Specter for a Senate nomination in Pennsylvania, says the White House dangled a federal job in front of him in an attempt to entice him to drop out of the state's Democratic primary, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday.
  • Justice Alito Dissents

    02/06/2010 10:13:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 827+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 6, 2010 | Jan LaRue
    It's a good bet that the conversation in the Supreme Court break room the morning after the president's State of the Union speech was about Obama's drive-by distortion of its ruling in Citizens United v. FEC. Predictably, the spin at The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune was "Alito Disparages Obama's Supreme Court Criticism." Where else but in the Bizarro World of Obama's branch offices at the Post, Trib, and MS-NBC could we find such a polar opposite version of "reality"? Like their champion, these media corporations are extremely vexed that the Court leveled the playing field for all corporations and...
  • Obama's Image: What a Difference a Year Makes

    12/28/2009 3:54:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies · 1,196+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 28, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    Almost a year has passed since January 20, 2009 -- when the waters of the ocean no longer rose and America began to heal from the depredations of Republicans. Barack Obama has been our president for that long, and the people have started to wise up. The light that shines on Barack Obama as president has reflected back an image that bears very little similarity to the iconic visage that floated above us all in 2008. Why has Barack Obama betrayed so many allies, broken so many promises, thrown so many pledges and people under the bus? One simple aphorism...

    10/24/2009 3:39:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 36 replies · 1,577+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10-24-09 | Gerald Warner
    As usual, Mark Steyn nails it in this Investor's Business Daily editorial, as only Steyn can do. Steyn points out what should be obvious, but hasn't been articulated or emphasized often enough, which is, Obama's enemies are all American citizens (FOX News, Rush Limbaugh, Oil Industry, Insurance Industry, Tea Party participants, doctors, drug companies, Wall Street, bankers, etc.). He has no problem with, and his door is always open to, the true foreign enemies of America and freedom, like Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong Il, Chavez, and Castro (also: they are publicly both fond of him and his policies). It's sadly ironic...
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • Michelle Obama says "gloves are off" in Olympic bid

    09/28/2009 9:54:54 PM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 97 replies · 2,406+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:43pm EDT | Jeff Mason
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has a message for other countries seeking to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games: in the fight the "gloves are off." The Chicago native heads to Copenhagen this week to promote her hometown in its bid to stage the Summer Olympics, paving the way for her husband, President Barack Obama, who will make a quick trip to Denmark on Friday to try to seal the deal. "This is very cool for me," the first lady told reporters in a rare briefing in the White House's state dining room on Monday. "I could've never imagined that...
  • Sources say they've been notified key Blagojevich probe figure is dead (Christopher Kelly!)

    09/12/2009 1:57:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 106 replies · 5,790+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-12-09 | Jeff Coen
    Two sources with knowledge of the situation told the Tribune today they have been notified that Christopher Kelly, a key figure in the federal corruption probe into former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office today confirmed that a body identified as Christopher Kelly was brought to the morgue from Stroger Hospital. The office would not provide any details, including his age, address and manner of death, because the family had not yet arrived at the office. Kelly’s attorney, Michael Monico, declined to comment today when reached by a Tribune reporter. Kelly is a former confidant...
  • Obama supporters brought knives to the gunfight over health care (Semi-Automatic Hurl Warning)

    08/20/2009 1:10:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,014+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | August 20, 2009 | John Ibbitson
    President's side doing too little, too late to stop an increasingly violent and vocal surge of conservative opposition. With the opposition angry, growing, and getting ever-more extreme, with the polls tanking, with its own supporters disillusioned and confused, and with the Republicans smelling blood, President Barack Obama's administration appears to have abandoned hope of bipartisan compromise in health-care reform. “The Republican leadership has made a strategic decision that defeating President Obama's health care proposal is more important for their political goals than solving the health insurance problems that Americans face every day,” Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff, told...
  • The Apollo Alliance ( what are they building ? ) (VIDEO)

    07/30/2009 7:04:41 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies · 1,572+ views
    Glenn Beck via RBO ^ | July 29th | Procrustes
    Below Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck explains the Apollo Alliance on his July 28 show. Beck mentions the Obama administration’s “stimulus” blueprint, “The New Apollo Program: Clean Energy, Good Jobs,” which you can read here.
  • Chicago thug tactics

    08/10/2009 2:53:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 774+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | August 09, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    America has been sucker punched. The unifier, the great post-racial, post-American President, has adopted the street tactics of Chicago thug politics. His ACORN/SEIU/Union goons are beating up decent American citizens at town hall meetings. And with the violence comes vilification: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed that protesters are "carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare." Union thugs beat up a protester, Randy Arthur, at Florida Democrat Congresswoman Kathy Castor's town hall meeting in Tampa on Thursday. Castor's union thugs also shut the doors to prevent the opposing opinions from being heard. Fifteen hundred people...
  • Issa wants answers from Emanuel on allegations

    08/04/2009 12:21:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 1,825+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2009 | Molly K. Hooper
    The House investigative committee’s top-ranking Republican wants White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to answer for allegations that he used “Chicago-style scare tactics” to intimidate lawmakers who say the economic stimulus has failed. In a letter sent to Emanuel on Tuesday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ranking member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) demanded to know how involved the chief of staff was in an effort to “threaten” Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer after Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said the president’s Recovery Act was a failure. According to reports, Emanuel directed four Cabinet secretaries to send what Issa characterized as “threatening...
  • Caption this picture of Rahm Emanuel

    07/28/2009 4:37:15 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 76 replies · 2,565+ views
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  • Obama may get ASU honor after all

    04/10/2009 4:29:08 PM PDT · by indcons · 40 replies · 2,734+ views
    Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State University, tells POLITICO that the school is reconsidering its widely mocked plans not to give President Barack Obama an honorary degree when he speaks at commencement on May 13 and will “honor him in every way possible.” “There was no intended slight,” Crow said by telephone from his office in Tempe. “We had not yet talked about what honors we might give him as our commencement speaker, and we still have a month to work all that out. We don’t want anyone to think we do not recognize what he has achieved and...
  • Mayor Daley Reflects On 20 Years In Office

    04/09/2009 6:11:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies · 432+ views
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 09 APRIL 2009 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Mayor Richard M. Daley was in a very reflective mood Thursday. It's been 20 years since Daley was first elected to office. He has served six terms. Asked at a news conference if he had any thoughts on his decades as Chicago's mayor, Daley talked at length about everything from his legacy to his relationship with the press. The following is a transcription of his comments: "You don't get caught up in disappointments, you just move on, you correct it and move on. "You don't look back, you always move forward. All these people in public life...
  • America -- what have you done

    02/07/2009 9:06:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies · 2,192+ views
    The Spectator ^ | 2/7/09 | Melanie Phillips
    President Obama has had, by general consent, a torrid First Fortnight. To put it another way, it has taken precisely two weeks for the illusion that brought him to power to be exposed for the nonsense that it so obviously was. The transformational candidate who was going to sweep away pork-barrel politics, lobbyists and corruption has been up to his neck in sleaze, as eviscerated here by Charles Krauthammer. Despite the fact that he came to power promising to ‘ban all earmarks’, his ‘stimulus’ bill represents billions of dollars of special-interest tax breaks, giveaways and protections -- which have nothing...
  • More Obama gangland tactics: Signs banned at Virginia rally today

    09/27/2008 2:12:28 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 90 replies · 5,360+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/27/2008
    Reader Ron e-mails that the Obama campaign has issued a decree banning all signs at a rally today at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. It is a public campus on public property.The local newspaper, the Fredericksburg Free Lance Star is up in arms: NOT ALL COUNTRIES guarantee their citizens the right to virtually unbridled freedom of speech. The United States does. Would someone please tell the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama? And the dozing guardians of liberty at the University of Mary Washington?Mr. Obama, the Democratic nominee for president, is scheduled to speak at a rally at the...