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  • Obama: 'The Planet Will Boil Over' If Africans Are Allowed Cars and Air-Conditioning

    07/01/2013 2:20:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 300 replies
    Obama: Planet Will ‘Boil Over' If Africans Are Allowed Cars and Air-Conditioning July 1, 2013 - 4:22 PM By Ryan Kierman ( – President Barack Obama said at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday that unless we find new way of producing energy "the planet will boil over" if people in Africa are allowed to attain air conditioning, automobiles and big houses. “Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got...
  • Obama not bluffing over Iran military threat, Biden tells Aipac

    03/04/2013 11:59:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Monday 4 March 2013 12.56 EST | Ewen MacAskill
    Joe Biden also said the US remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Barack Obama's threats to use military force to prevent Iran securing a nuclear weapon are more than idle bluffs, vice-president Joe Biden told the biggest pro-Israeli lobbying group Aipac on Monday.Biden said that while the US preferred a diplomatic solution to the standoff with Iran, a military option remained on the table."The president of the United States cannot, and does not, bluff. President Barack Obama is not bluffing," Biden told the audience in Washington.Israel is seeking assurances of support...
  • Four More Lost Years of Empty, Clueless Rhetoric

    01/23/2013 6:34:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought President Obama's first term was one long, uninterrupted political brawl, the next four years will make that period look tame by comparison. If you need any evidence for this prediction, Obama's in-your-face, second inaugural address is Exhibit A. It was a speech tailored to make the hearts of liberal Democrats beat faster, cheering what some in the Washington news media called "Obama unbound." It was a speech that sent an unmistakable message to his party's base that this time around, it's no more Mr. Nice Guy. The gloves are off, these are my issues, and...
  • Newsweek cover calls Obama's inauguration 'The second coming'

    01/19/2013 10:12:51 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 52 replies ^ | 1/18/13 | Joe Newby
    Although it is now digital, Newsweek celebrated President Obama's upcoming inauguration with a "cover" that calls the event "the second coming," an apparent reference to the return of Jesus Christ, The Blaze reported Friday. A post at Twitchy called the cover "creepy," while The Blaze described it as "controversial" and “questionable.” The cover highlights an article by former editor Evan Thomas, who once compared Obama to God. “Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the...
  • Ex-Iran Guard commander visits White House with Iraq leader

    12/12/2011 7:34:12 PM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    A former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, which the FBI says played a role in a 1996 terrorist attack that killed 19 U.S. servicemen, accompanied Iraq’s prime minister to the White House on Monday, attending an event at which President Obama trumpeted the end of the Iraq War. Hadi Farhan al-Amiri, transportation minister in Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government, was part of the delegation that visited the White House to discuss Iraq’s future and Iran’s influence there, among other topics. -excerpt - Louis J. Freeh, who served as FBI director in the Clinton administration and the early months...
  • Osawatomie: the Weather Underground newspaper [prelude to Obama!!]

    11/01/2008 11:37:33 PM PDT · by Enchante · 25 replies · 1,352+ views
    Zombietime ^ | 11/01/08 | Staff
    Zomblog has obtained an extremely rare copy of the first issue of Osawatomie, a newspaper published by the Weather Underground in 1975. Noteworthy passages are reproduced below, along with exact transcriptions. The full pages, with each passage in context in high resolution, are found at the bottom of this post. Much of Osawatomie, which was written at a time when the Dohrn-Ayers wing of the Weather Underground was transitioning from terrorism to “working from the inside” for revolution, concerns itself with the need to encourage “organizers” who will work in “communities” and use “audacity” to bring about “socialism” in America....
  • Clinton in Afghanistan 'to urge Taliban reconciliation'

    10/20/2011 12:41:43 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | October 20th 2011 | Staff
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Afghanistan to encourage President Hamid Karzai to continue efforts to reconcile with the Taliban. Mr Karzai has expressed frustration at the process after the assassinations of several key Afghan leaders. US officials say Mrs Clinton also wants to convince Afghans that Washington is committed to a long-term relationship with their country. The US is planning to withdraw troops and hand over security to the Afghans. "She wants to signal US support for a secure and stable Afghanistan," a US official told journalists travelling with Mrs Clinton. Her visit to Afghanistan was not...
  • Dem Congressman Keith Ellison: Regulations Create Jobs (Democrats prove they are dumber than rocks)

    10/10/2011 5:39:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies · 1+ views
    real clear politics ^ | 10/10/2011 | staff
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) tells MSNBC regulations create jobs because a business will have to hire people to help them comply with the new requirement. "I think the answer is no," Ellison said when asked if he believes regulations kill jobs. "And here is why: When we talked about increasing fuel efficiency standards, the industry responded, and they need engineers and designers and manufacturers, and they need actually more people to help respond to the new requirement."
  • Attack Watch Snitch Site a Focus of Internet Fun

    09/14/2011 7:27:42 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 143 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo ^ | 9/14/2011 | Mark Whittington
    Back when the Obama administration was young, the White House set up what amounted to a snitch line, an email address where people were invited to report on other people bad-mouthing the president of the United States on health care. The snitch line was soon taken down. However, it has now been resurrected in the form of a website called Attack Watch. People are invited to use the website to report on other people who are running down President Obama. In this way the Obama campaign for reelection would gather information to "fight smears." According to the Washington Post, the...
  • Obama ‘Attack Watch’ Website to Help Supporters ‘Fight Back’

    09/14/2011 8:07:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Obama ‘Attack Watch’ Website to Help Supporters ‘Fight Back’ By Devin Dwyer Sep 13, 2011 6:21pm It’s not easy being an Obama for America volunteer, especially when you feel ill-equipped to respond to the waves of attacks from his critics, says Jennifer Kickliter, a Tennessee college student who’s signed up for the 2012 campaign. “What do I tell people who point out that the Affordable Care Act isn’t helping people, and that the ”don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal was accompanied by a court order Obama plans to fight?” she said in July during an online chat with several Obama campaign...
  • Pro-Obama hashtag backfires on Twitter (AttackWatch)

    09/14/2011 8:10:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 148 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9-4-11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    A new Twitter hashtag designed to help fight misinformation against President Obama appears to have backfired in early use on Wednesday. President Obama's Twitter feed, which is run by his campaign staff, on Tuesday evening started promoting the new website and hashtag #AttackWatch, designed to fight misinformation against the president. The hashtag was already in heavy rotation by Twitter users by Wednesday morning, but many users are conservatives such as columnist Michelle Malkin, who offered up her own daily column as an example of an Obama "attack." The website is meant to be "the first line of defense against...
  • Federal tax dollars still rolling in for ACORN (0's Budget Priorities)

    07/14/2011 1:15:38 PM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/13/2011 | Ralph Smith
    President Obama has said that both parties must take on their “sacred cows” in order to reach a debt-ceiling compromise. He could start by taking on ACORN, a cow so sacred to the Democratic Party that it is still receiving federal funding despite a 2009 vote by Congress to stop giving the controversial group any more tax dollars. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded two separate grants of $79,819 and $461,086 to ACORN this year, according to But you might not know that unless you know the organization receiving the money - the Affordable Housing...
  • How Can The Fed Be So Clueless?

    06/28/2011 4:49:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 28, 2011 | Staff
    Policy Errors: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says he's puzzled by the failure of the economy to respond to our government's many ministrations. Which explains much of why our economy is such a mess. 'We don't have a precise read on why this slower pace of growth is persisting," Bernanke said recently, adding that the growth slowdown was proving to be "more persistent than we thought." His remarks came as the Fed dropped its 2011 gross domestic product growth forecast from the range of 3.1% to 3.3%, made just two months earlier, to a much slower 2.7% to 2.9% pace....
  • U.S. businesses not buying President Obama’s rhetoric on energy ‘race’ with China

    03/15/2011 10:41:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/15/11 | Dipka Bhambhani
    The U.S. has “raced” to control space exploration, nuclear arms and electronics. Since taking office, President Obama has introduced the idea that the U.S. is now battling China — the world’s largest polluter — in new race for world domination. A clean energy race. “The nation that leads in the creation of a clean-energy economy will be the nation that leads the 21st-century global economy,” the president has said. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has repeated the message several times, creating a frenzy to “go green,” before China does. If America really is in such a race, the Energy and Commerce...
  • Live from Stanford: Secretary Chu on the Global Clean Energy Challenge

    03/08/2010 11:27:43 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 252+ views ^ | March 08, 2010 at 01:45 PM EST | Posted by Secretary Steven Chu
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • The White House Blog The White House Blog Live from Stanford: Secretary Chu on the Global Clean Energy Challenge Posted by Secretary Steven Chu on March 08, 2010 at 01:45 PM EST What are the steps we must take as a nation to create new, clean energy jobs and ensure America’s long-term competitiveness? What are the consequences for our climate of inaction? How can science and technology offer us new and better choices – and how can America’s young people make a difference? Today, I’m returning to Stanford University, where...
  • Energy Secretary Chu and the Toll of Silly Physics

    09/29/2009 11:22:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,149+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2009 | Claude Sandroff
    Many of us had just the grandest time conducting worthless research for the old monopolistic phone companies.  Dr. Steven Chu, our Secretary of Energy was one of the typical products of that era of unfocused industrial research.  He nurtured his career in what had become the most arrogant and unfocused lab of them all, Bell Laboratories.   If you landed one of those storied jobs as a newly minted Member of Technical Staff, you could expect to conduct research indistinguishable from that of any academic scientist supported by government agencies like the National Science Foundation. That a once glorious Bell Labs...
  • Steven Chu: Americans Are Like ‘Teenage Kids’ When It Comes to Energy

    09/22/2009 7:52:57 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 21 replies · 633+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/22/2009 | Ian Talley
    When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions, Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons. Speaking on the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington, Dr. Chu said he didn’t think average folks had the know-how or will to to change their behavior enough to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
  • US Renewable Energy Grant Rules Exclude Private Equity (Chu's Socialist Folly)

    07/21/2009 10:24:29 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies · 468+ views
    NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--A grant program introduced in the federal stimulus package passed earlier this year was intended to jump-start investment in renewable energy, but the rules of the program threaten to hobble it from the start by restricting private equity involvement in any projects the government backs. The rules, published July 9, exclude from the program any projects with investors that have tax-exempt status. That was done because the grant program is intended to replace tax credits, which have become less widely used as taxable incomes have fallen.... However, most private equity firms receive backing from tax-exempt limited partners...
  • Obama's Carbon Busters - A team of Al Gore's protégés takes over energy policy

    12/12/2008 6:37:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies · 641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2009
    After the selection of a largely centrist economic team, liberals have been asking when President-elect Obama would give them a seat at the table. Well, now we know, and Americans should strap themselves in. Mr. Obama is stocking his energy shop with the greenest of greens who want to move fast on a very aggressive climate agenda. Here come the carbon busters. It's striking that the moderate in this bunch may be Steven Chu, who has reportedly been tapped as Energy Secretary. Though a political unknown, Mr. Chu is the respected director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where the...
  • White House announces new lighting standards

    06/29/2009 4:49:42 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 103 replies · 4,759+ views
    State-Run Associated Press ^ | 6/29/09 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON -- Aiming to keep the focus on climate change legislation, President Barack Obama put a plug in for administration efforts to make lamps and lighting equipment use less energy. "I know light bulbs may not seem sexy, but this simple action holds enormous promise because 7 percent of all the energy consumed in America is used to light our homes and businesses," the president said, standing alongside Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the White House.
  • 'Embarrassing' mistake puts US nuke list online

    06/03/2009 8:31:08 PM PDT · by Newtoidaho · 63 replies · 3,494+ views
    Associated (with terrorists) Press ^ | 6-3-09 | H. JOSEF HEBERT
    WASHINGTON - The government's inadvertent and red-faced Internet posting of a 266-page list of U.S. nuclear sites provided a one-step guide for anyone wanting details about such sensitive information. Obama administration officials said Wednesday the document contained no classified material about nuclear weapons. They contended the locations and other details already were available from public sources. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said "a snafu" led to the online posting. "A little embarrassing," he acknowledged. The document, stamped "highly confidential safeguards sensitive," made it onto the Government Printing Office's Web site - and why that happened was not immediately clear. A newsletter...
  • Professor Steven Chu: paint the world white to fight global warming

    05/26/2009 8:59:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 2,682+ views
    Professor Steven Chu: paint the world white to fight global warming Mark Henderson, Science Editor The Nobel prize-winning physicist appointed by President Obama as US Energy Secretary wants to change the colour of roofs, roads and pavements so they reflect more of the Sun’s light and heat to combat global warming, he said today. Professor Steven Chu, speaking at the opening of the St James’s Palace Nobel Laureate Symposium, for which The Times is media partner, said this simple and “completely benign” approach to “geo-engineering” could have a vast impact at low cost. By lightening all paved surfaces and roofs...
  • As OPEC Prepares to Meet, Chu Focuses on U.S. Energy (Obama Energy Sec. Chu clueless statements)

    02/23/2009 5:28:22 PM PST · by utahson · 15 replies · 516+ views
    Mr. Chu said Thursday he feels “like I’ve been dumped into the deep end of the pool” in confronting questions about oil policy,...." he doesn’t know what the Obama administration would urge the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to do at its meeting next month."...." “I will be speaking and learning more about this in order to figure out what the U.S. position should be"....He later told reporters on a conference call that his response to the question reflected “more of my naiveté than anything else.“
  • Obama's 'Extreme Team' On Energy

    02/06/2009 2:35:29 PM PST · by Delacon · 26 replies · 792+ views ^ | February 06, 2009 | Ben Lieberman
     One of them wanted to see Americans paying $8 a gallon for gasoline. Another tried to block access to domestic oil reserves that could one day exceed those in Saudi Arabia. Another thinks global warming is a dire crisis justifying a massive crackdown on energy -- decades after saying the same thing about global cooling. Yet another had a position in the one of the world’s top socialist organizations.Meet the Obama administration’s energy team.Forget everything you’ve heard about the president’s moderate picks on the economy, national security and other issues. When it comes to energy policy and related environmental concerns,...
  • Obama’s Green Team

    01/17/2009 3:57:39 PM PST · by Delacon · 9 replies · 625+ views
    The American ^ | January 16, 2009 | Kenneth P. Green
    We can expect a proliferation of new regulations that will reach into every area of American life and commerce. What do President-elect Barack Obama’s leadership picks tell us about the kinds of energy and environmental policies we can expect in the next four to eight years? On balance, they suggest we are in for a radical shift away from George W. Bush’s pro-market policies and back to the aggressive regulatory approach favored by the Clinton administration. Let’s take a look at Obama’s prospective appointees.Lisa P. Jackson Obama’s pick for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be the first African...
  • Chu, Browner, Holdren, Lubchenco: the Climate Superfriends [Scary Stuff]

    12/28/2008 9:44:04 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 13 replies · 745+ views
    World Changing ^ | December 26, 2008 | Alex Steffen
    I had an OMG experience when I clicked on this. The Obama administration really intends to act in a big way on this climate change bull stuff. Don't miss Obama's video (you'll have to click through to the article.) Obama's caveat about there being only one president seem hollow here.-- AZLiberty We need strong U.S. leadership on climate change, especially as we head into next year's COP-15 talks. President-elect Obama has already spoken more boldly (by far) on climate change than almost any other American elected official:Obama on YouTube There is often, however, a large gap between words and...
  • Steven Chu: ‘Coal is My Worst Nightmare’ (Likely to head DOE)

    12/12/2008 8:49:37 AM PST · by CedarDave · 46 replies · 1,355+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 11 2008 | Keith Johnson
    So Steven Chu, President-elect Obama’s likely choice to head the Department of Energy, is a proponent of energy efficiency and conservation as the first step in rejigging America’s energy mix. But since conservation alone won’t do it, what are his ideas about finding new supplies of energy? Dr. Chu’s marquee work at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is the Helios Project. ... Helios has focused largely on biofuels ... is looking to make second-generation biofuels more viable. ... What about other energy sources? Big Coal won’t be very happy if Dr. Chu gets confirmed as head of the DOE—he’s really,...
  • Obama energy pick strong green voice: experts

    12/11/2008 7:50:03 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 28 replies · 954+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 11, 2008 | Ayesha Rascoe
    U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has backed up campaign promises to focus on green energy with an Energy Secretary nominee who experts say will provide scientific expertise and pragmatism to the search for new clean sources of fuel. Obama's pick, Nobel physics laureate Steven Chu, has been a strong advocate for making buildings more efficient to cut energy use to counter global warming and climate change. "If I were emperor of the world, I would put the pedal to the floor on energy efficiency and conservation for the next decade," Chu told Reuters in an interview last year. Chu has led...
  • Obama to nominate Steven Chu as energy secretary: reports

    12/10/2008 3:22:06 PM PST · by twistedwrench · 60 replies · 2,781+ views
    Market Watch ^ | Dec. 10, 2008 | By Sue Chang
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- President-elect Barack Obama will nominate Nobel laureate Steven Chu as energy secretary and Lisa Jackson to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, according to media reports Wednesday. Obama is also expected to name Carol Browner as energy 'czar,' the reports said. Chu, a Chinese-American, won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1997.
  • Obama-Inspired Chaos (Oliver North)

    02/24/2011 4:36:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Sydicate ^ | February 24, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — According to Hillary Clinton, "the safety and well-being of Americans has to be our highest priority." Oh, really? That comment, proffered by our secretary of state Tuesday, is overshadowed by the serious jeopardy U.S. citizens now encounter thanks to the ideological blindness and national security incompetence of the Obama administration. Since 2011 began, more than 20 Americans have been injured, killed or gone missing in the midst of violence in Lebanon, Tunisia, Iran, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, Mexico and the Indian Ocean. American citizens are being held by government authorities in Iran, Yemen and Pakistan — and...
  • Save the Koran, burn the Constitution--Justice Breyer sacrifices the 1st Amendment to placate Islam

    09/14/2010 5:07:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2010 | Editorial
    You can't burn a Koran in a crowded theater, and Supreme CourtJustice Stephen Breyer suggests that to placate foreign extremists, Koran burning might be banned everywhere else in America too. In an interview aired Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America,"Justice Breyer, who is on tour promoting his new book, averred that in the Internet age, speech traditionally protected by the First Amendment may have to be weighed against its global impact. George Stephanopoulos asked the justice about the canceled Sept. 11 Koran burning proposed by Pastor Terry Jones, and whether the fact that people riot in Afghanistan over what happens...
  • Paralysis By Taxation

    09/04/2010 6:17:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 3, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Recession: The Democrats' politicized housing and mortgage policies pushed our economy into its worst downturn since the Great Depression. So, of course, it's a perfect time for the biggest tax increase in history. Why is the economy still paralyzed after the president's much-touted "Recovery Summer"? It may be that private investment, too, has been immobilized. With unemployment now up to 9.6%, Americans fear that the economy won't get moving again anytime soon. As a new report from Americans for Tax Reform shows, that fear is completely rational. The report outlines the impact of the largest-ever tax hike that's coming in...
  • R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: Our incompetent president

    08/18/2010 4:57:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 18, 2010 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    It is becoming apparent for all to see that a man who made his name as a community organizer does not have the skills to be president of these United States. Maybe he could develop the requisite skills as a governor. Possibly he could develop such skills were he to sit in the Senate for a couple of terms. Yet there are delicate sensitivities, the ability to listen, to stick by your guns, occasionally to remain reticent. These are the fundamentals of a leader, and President Obama has demonstrated that he lacks all of them, most notably reticence. I think...
  • AUDIO - Rep. Pelosi calls for investigation of WTC mosque opposition

    08/17/2010 10:49:25 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2010 | Kerry Picket
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, called for an investigation of those who are protesting the building of the Ground Zero Mosque on Tuesday. She told San Francisco's KCBS radio: Link to audio
  • Our Clueless Professor

    08/17/2010 3:30:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | 8/17/2010 | Pat Buchanan
    Have we ever had a president so disconnected from the heart of America? On Friday night, at a White House iftar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast, Obama strode directly into the blazing controversy over whether a mosque should be built two blocks from Ground Zero. Speaking as though this were simply an open-and-shut case of constitutional law, Professor Obama declared that Muslims "have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," including "the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan." Hailed by Mayor Michael...
  • Obama Adviser’s Green Manifesto: Americans Will Be Better Off When They Work, Produce and Earn Less

    08/03/2010 9:35:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 43+ views
    humanevents ^ | 8/3/10 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When the Commerce Department reported Friday that the economy had grown at a humble 2.4 percent in the second quarter, even the liberal Washington Post suggested President Barack Obama’s policies were not leading to the sort of economic growth necessary to reduce unemployment, which has risen from 7.7 percent to 9.5 percent since Obama took office. “The recovery is fading, and a troubling pattern is setting in: economic growth that is too slow to put Americans back to work,” said the first paragraph in the Post’s report on the new GDP numbers. But in the worldview presented in an early...
  • McConnell: GOP Must Force Obama Back to Center

    08/02/2010 11:50:18 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 73 replies · 5+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 01, 2010 | Newsmax
    WASHINGTON – Republicans are positioned to score solid victories in November's congressional elections which would force President Barack Obama more to the political center, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday. "If the election were today, we'd have a good day," McConnell told Reuters in an interview, saying Republicans were enjoying a reversal in fortunes after in the 2006 and 2008 elections when they were on the defensive and lost ground. "We're on offense," he said. Critics say Republicans have done little but oppose Obama on healthcare, finance, global warming and other issues. But the party expects to propose...
  • Cap-And-Trade On Ice

    07/26/2010 6:07:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: Senate Democrats have shelved job-killing cap-and-trade legislation, at least for now. Neither the political nor the Earth's climate suggests it's a good time to try to fool Mother Nature or the American people. After a Thursday meeting with Senate Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has apparently dropped plans to pursue cap-and-trade before the August recess. He doesn't have the votes to overcome a GOP filibuster, and saving the earth from a phantom threat stands way below jobs on Americans' wish list. But watch out after November. "What he suggested is that we move forward on several bills...
  • Neal Boortz: ObamaCare has stealth IRS bomb

    07/24/2010 10:42:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 2+ views
    AJC ^ | 7/23/10 | Neal Boortz
    Neal Boortz: ObamaCare has stealth IRS bombBy Neal Boortz Opinion 9:00 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2010 Now what was it that Princess Nancy Pelosi said? Oh, yeah, I remember. It was something to the effect that we were going to have to go ahead and pass ObamaCare so that we could see what’s in it. I suppose that made sense, in a medical way; but it certainly wasn’t that smooth a move insofar as the electorate is concerned. The latest polls show that 56 percent of Americans want ObamaCare repealed. You’re about to discover yet another reason why: Do you...
  • Rethinking Socialized Medicine In Canada

    07/21/2010 5:43:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2010 | DAVID GRATZER
    As Washington prepares to implement the White House's health care reforms, no one is talking much about Regina, Saskatchewan, these days. Maybe that's not surprising: With so much work falling on state governments, the news cycle focuses on Albany, Indianapolis and Sacramento, not some small city in the middle of the Canadian prairie. But while Americans may not know Regina, Canadians know it well. Regina (ridge-EYE'-nuh) is the birthplace of Canada's socialized health care system. It was there that Saskatchewan Premier Tommy Douglas first proposed a government-run health care system back in the 1950s. And it was there that, in...
  • KILLING THE AMERICAN DREAM (Must read about Obama-the-Job-Killer)

    07/12/2010 6:42:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Edgar Anderson ^ | July 5, 2010 | WAYNE ALLYN ROOT
    As former President Ronald Reagan might have said, "Obama, there you go again." The current occupant of the White House claims to know how to create jobs. He claims jobs have been created. But so far the score is Great Obama Depression 2.2 million lost jobs, Obama 0 -- a blowout. Obama is as hopeless, helpless, clueless and bankrupt of good ideas as the manager of the Chicago Cubs in late September. This "community organizer" knows as much about private-sector jobs as Pamela Anderson knows about nuclear physics. It's time to call Obama what he is: The Great Jobs Killer....
  • A Hapless Administration

    07/06/2010 1:25:59 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 6, 2010 | Jeffrey Folks
    -- snip --Although it cannot create jobs, government can retard job creation. An EPA ban on mountaintop mining will wipe out thousands of jobs in Appalachia, according to the National Mining Association. The ban on deepwater drilling -- which promises to extend beyond six months since the advisory committee to evaluation drilling safety has not even met -- will cost 20,000 jobs. Financial regulation promises to drive tens of thousands of Wall Street jobs overseas to free-market havens like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Switzerland. Pending cap and trade legislation will further sap growth and reduce competitiveness, leading to further job...
  • Unprecedented Arrogance

    07/01/2010 5:31:16 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 36 replies ^ | 07/01/10 | david limbaugh
    The Obama administration grows more arrogant, cavalier and fundamentally dishonest every day. Just in the past few days, we've seen a number of troubling examples. Frankly, sometimes it's hard to keep up. In a speech in Wisconsin, Obama was bragging about how wonderful the terrible economy is. You'll recall that during both of President George W. Bush's terms, Democrats, including Obama, castigated him for destroying the economy, despite the existence of empirically verifiable robust growth during some seven of those eight years. Now that Obama has been in office for a year and a half and his economy is failing...
  • Why Obamanomics has failed

    06/29/2010 8:35:46 PM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/30/10 | Allan Meltzer
    The administration's stimulus program has failed. Growth is slow and unemployment remains high. The president, his friends and advisers talk endlessly about the circumstances they inherited as a way of avoiding responsibility for the 18 months for which they are responsible. But they want new stimulus measures—which is convincing evidence that they too recognize that the earlier measures failed. And so the U.S. was odd-man out at the G-20 meeting over the weekend, continuing to call for more government spending in the face of European resistance. The contrast with President Reagan's antirecession and pro-growth measures in 1981 is striking. Reagan...
  • Commentary: Where Does Obama Get the Authority to ‘Inform’ a Private Co. to Surrender Its Money?

    06/15/2010 8:59:29 PM PDT · by Qbert · 95 replies · 1,768+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 6/15/2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - In his first-ever address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama said he was going to “inform” the chairman of BP that he must surrender the company’s money to an independent party that will distribute it to people and businesses determined to have been harmed by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The president’s declaration raises a serious constitutional question about his authority: Where does the president get the lawful power to order any private-sector company—BP or any other—that it must surrender its money? Should not courts and normal legal proceedings determine who is responsible, who has...
  • From Here To Extermination

    06/11/2010 5:55:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 365+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Iran: The new sanctions, already watery before being watered down some more, have been enacted. What do we do now? Apparently just wait for them not to work. If insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then the United Nations Security Council, led by the U.S., is conducting a policy against Iran that is dangerously deranged. Of course, the member states know this fourth round of economic sanctions won't stop Iran's march toward nuclear weapons, any more than the first three have. Indeed, ending Tehran's nuclear program is not why...
  • A Ban On Truth

    06/10/2010 6:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 976+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: The advisory board on offshore drilling says it never endorsed a moratorium, which was added later by the interior secretary. The only thing transparent about this administration is its lies. Experts brought together by the Obama administration to review offshore drilling safety were asked to review recommendations in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. They did not give their blessing to the six-month drilling moratorium announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and have accused him of deliberately appending their report to make it seem like they did. According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, Salazar's May 27...
  • A Shrink Asks: What's Wrong with Obama?

    06/10/2010 11:09:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 411 replies · 7,706+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I've written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery.   Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama's blasé attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times' Maureen Dowd revamped Obama's "Yes We Can" motto into "Will We Ever?" The liberal women of the TV show "The View" have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama's living with a man so out of touch. Peggy Noonan, hardly a vehement Obama foe,  recently pronounced him disconnected.  Obama's odd mannerisms intrigue...
  • Obama Fails the Test of Office

    06/06/2010 10:54:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 77+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 07, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    Over the past few weeks we've been treated to a precise and detailed preview of what the rest of the Obama presidency will be like: a sky black with chickens coming home to roost and blaming George W. Bush. Not even midway into the Obama presidency, we've been hit with two major crises and a scandal. Comprising the first serious challenges to confront this administration, they arrive quite belated, occurring eighteen months into Obama's first term. Obama has had plenty of time to prepare (recall that Bush was thrust into his moment of truth less than nine months after taking...
  • IS STATE DEPT. IN DENIAL? US watches settlements, but it is clueless to Turkish terrorists

    06/06/2010 2:00:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 365+ views
    YNET - Israel Opinion ^ | Published: 06.06.10, 11:12 / Israel Opinion | Moshe Dann
    Is State Dept. in denial? US closely watches settlements but is clueless in respect to Turkish terrorists That Turkey directly supported the flotilla to Gaza, including terrorists and at least one organization (IHH) which is linked to terrorists, is to be expected of a country which is now allied with Israel's enemies, especially Iran. What is surprising is that the US State Department seems clueless. In response to questions about the IHH, and despite documented reports by the Danish government, French and Israeli intelligence agencies, and the Turkish government itself, Assistant Secretary of State Philip J. Crowley said: "The IHH...