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  • Live Thread: Barack Obama Speech on the Libya Kinetic Military Action 7:30 P.M. EDT 3/28/11

    03/28/2011 4:13:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 704 replies
    Monday, March 28, 2011 | Kristinn
    Obama is scheduled to speak at the National Defense University at Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C. about Libya at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
  • As World Burns, Obama Tapes NCAA Basketball Brackets For ESPN Today

    03/15/2011 7:04:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 133 replies
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | Kristinn
    An uncritical one line report in Mike Allen's 'Playbook' column at Politico this morning says:"PRESIDENT OBAMA is taping his NCAA picks today, and they’ll be revealed tomorrow on ESPN."With our top Asian ally Japan facing an economic meltdown on top of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant crises--an economic meltdown that is already affecting the U.S. and global economies; with the Middle East in flames; with the U.S. government on the verge of bankruptcy; with the U.S. still involved in two wars, Barack Obama is focused on being the cool guy with the jocks in school by being filmed picking...
  • Obama: Egyptian protesters 'an inspiration'

    02/01/2011 4:13:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 1, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the passion and dignity demonstrated by the people of Egypt has been an inspiration. He says young protesters will reach their destiny. In brief remarks at the White House Tuesday evening, the president said, "We hear your voices."
  • Freep a Poll! (Idaho. Are we in good hands with Dear Leader?)

    01/26/2011 3:16:49 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    www.cdapress.com ^ | 1-26-11 | CDA Press
    Online poll Is the U.S. in good hands with President Obama in charge? Yes No Not sure
  • Obama reiterates calls for parties to play nice in weekly address

    01/15/2011 6:50:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Obama reiterates calls for parties to play nice in weekly address By Julian Pecquet - 01/15/11 06:00 AM ET President Obama in his weekly address built on his Tucson memorial service plea for both parties to work together to meet the nation's challenges as the House resumes work this coming week. The president said the reaction to last weekend's shooting that left six people dead and injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and 12 others was a reminder that "we are one American family, 300 million strong." "As business resumes," he said, "I look forward to working together in that same...
  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opens eyes for first time since Tucson shooting

    01/12/2011 11:16:43 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-12-11 | Anne E. Kornblut
    "At the memorial service for the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, President Obama said that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes for the first time after his (Wednesday) visit. It was the first time she had opened her eyes since the shooting that wounded her Saturday outside a Tucson grocery store. "We all started crying," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said in a phone interview from Air Force One later Wednesday night. "Other than the birth of my children, it was the most incredible moment I have ever had." Also in the room were Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand...
  • Obama at memorial to focus on serving country (and how to blame Conservatives for the killings)

    01/12/2011 3:57:34 AM PST · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    msnbc ^ | 1/12/2011 | By NELENE COOPER and JEFF ZELENY
    President Obama will focus his speech at a memorial service in Tucson on Wednesday evening on the victims of the attack and on the idea of service to the country, avoiding any overt commentary on the debate over violence and the nation’s political culture. Instead, Mr. Obama, who was still working with his speechwriters on his remarks on Tuesday, will call for unity among Americans, while trying to honor the victims, including their service to government, as an example to all Americans. He will share the anecdotes about the victims that he has learned during private phone calls to the...
  • Obama wiil [sic] 'work with anyone of either party who’s got a good idea'

    01/01/2011 4:21:10 AM PST · by maggief · 67 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 1, 2011 | Bridget Johnson
    EXCERPTS "At the start of 2011, we’re still just emerging from a once-in-a-lifetime recession that’s taken a terrible toll on millions of families," Obama said. "We all have friends and neighbors trying to get their lives back on track." (snip) "In a few days, a new Congress will form, with one house controlled by Democrats, and one house controlled by Republicans – who now have a shared responsibility to move this country forward," Obama said. "And here’s what I want you to know: I’m willing to work with anyone of either party who’s got a good idea and the commitment...
  • Barack Obama lets his faith show

    12/28/2010 5:09:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 114 replies · 7+ views
    Barack Obama lets his faith show By: Carol E. Lee December 28, 2010 04:28 AM EST HONOLULU — President Obama’s trip to church Sunday followed a steady rebirth over the past three months in public expressions of his Christianity. Obama has publicly mentioned his “Christian faith” more times in the past three months than he has over the past year. He has more frequently cited passages of the Bible, including repeated references to the spirit of Genesis 4:9 — “I am my brother’s keeper; I am my sister’s keeper” — which was a mainstay of Obama’s 2010 campaign stump speech....
  • 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.
  • Testy Obama fires back at Democrats over tax deal

    12/07/2010 2:40:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/10 | Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A testy President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed frustration at his own Democrats for attacking him over his tax-cut deal with Republicans, who he called uncompromising "hostage takers." Obama found himself in an unusual position a day after sealing a major tax-cut agreement -- praised by Republican opponents and denounced by liberal Democrats who felt he violated a pledge that helped get him elected in 2008. Liberals accused him of caving to Republican demands by agreeing to extend all the Bush-era tax cuts, even those for wealthier Americans, instead of their preference for limiting the tax cuts...
  • BREAKING: President Obama in Afghanistan

    12/03/2010 8:24:50 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 120 replies
    (CNN) - President Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan on Friday on a surprise visit.
  • Obama 'doesn't think' about Palin, he says

    11/24/2010 10:22:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    United Press International ^ | November 24, 2010
    "I don't think about Sarah Palin," President Barack Obama tells Barbara Walters in a White House interview. Obama said he is concentrating on being "the best possible president" rather than the 2012 election, ABC News said in a preview of the conversation. "Obviously Sarah Palin has a strong base of support in the Republican Party, and I respect those skills," he said. "But I spend most of my time right now on how I can be the best possible president. And my attitude has always been from the day I started this job that if I do a good job...
  • Analysis: Europe is next test for weakened Obama ( Obama is traveling again )

    11/15/2010 7:09:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:07pm EST | Matt Spetalnick
    (Reuters) - If President Barack Obama is not yet convinced that his international star power has faded, his next round of transatlantic summitry should clear up any lingering doubts. Coming off a marathon Asia trip where Obama often found himself rebuffed by fellow world leaders, he will head to Europe this week where the agenda will be clouded by a growing divide over economic strategy and a sense of neglect among traditional U.S. allies.His challenge is to reassure European partners that, despite political weakness at home and embarrassing setbacks abroad, he remains committed to better cooperation on issues ranging from...
  • Live Coverage - Obama in Mumbai

    11/06/2010 12:41:42 AM PDT · by brityank · 287 replies · 1+ views
    NDTV India ^ | 6 November, 2010
    Live coverage on India TV.NDTV-Mumbai
  • Entire Maurya Sheraton booked for Obama! (New Delhi, India-Needs Teleprompter at Parliament)

    11/02/2010 2:33:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Humsafar News Site ^ | November 2, 2010
    New Delhi, November 1, 2010: Not an inch of the ITC Maurya Sheraton will be without surveillance when US President Barack Obama arrives for a two – night stay. The luxury hotel is swarming with Delhi Police commandos a week before he checks in with wife Michelle. Obama arrives for a Nov 7 – 9 stay at the Presidential Suite of the south – west Delhi hotel and security is visibly tight even though police and hotel staff refuse to divulge details. Police commandos in combat gear have been stationed in Mercedes vans. Also fortifying the hotel are private guards...
  • Obama and family to vacation in Hawaii for Christmas

    10/30/2010 8:20:40 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies · 2+ views
    Channel 6 News ^ | Oct. 29, 2010
    HONOLULU (BNO NEWS) -- President Barack Obama and his family will be returning to the island of Hawaii to spend Christmas, according to a news report on early Saturday. The Honolulu-based Star-Advertiser reported, citing three unidentified sources, that Obama would return to Hawaii in December. It would be Obama's third year on Hawaii in a row during Christmas. Last year, the First Family spent 11 days at their vacation home in Kailua. The Star-Advertiser did not report how long Obama would stay this year. Obama was born in Hawaii.
  • Obama to Appear on ‘The Daily Show’

    10/19/2010 8:32:53 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct.19, 2010 | BRIAN STELTER
    Maybe he wants to help “restore sanity.” President Obama will make his first appearance as president on the comedy program “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” next week, days ahead of the midterm election, a White House spokesman said. The interview’s timing is also notable because it comes just before Mr. Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington, D.C. (Actually, the rally was renamed the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” last week because Mr. Stewart’s satiric colleague Stephen Colbert will also be there.) Mr. Stewart is bringing “The Daily Show” to D.C. next week, culminating in the rally on...
  • Obamas' Social Style Has D.C. Grumbling

    10/18/2010 1:04:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    WWD Fashion ^ | October 18, 2010 | Susan Watters with contributions from Marc Karimzadeh
    Michelle Obama hits New York today — and the fashion world is aflutter. The First Lady is coming to town to attend a private Democratic fund-raiser at Donna Karan’s Upper West Side apartment, where she will mingle and chat with many of th
  • Obama CNBC Town Hall Meeting on the Economy Today [LIVE THREAD]

    09/20/2010 6:50:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 107 replies · 1+ views
    Gather ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | David Anderson
    President Obama will answer questions about the economy at a town hall meeting that is scheduled to air at 12:00 PM on CNBC today. Obama has been working overtime to defend his administration's record on the economy, firing back at Republicans who want to blame Democrats for the bad economy. The President has been on the offensive over the past few weeks, accusing GOP lawmakers of blocking key aid to small businesses and tax cuts for the middle class.
  • Sunday Fun...The Beatles vs Dear Leader Kim Il-sung

    09/19/2010 12:51:41 PM PDT · by Dallas59
    Mashup ^ | 9/19/2010 | Mashup
    VS
  • Normandy board names new school after Obama

    09/17/2010 10:29:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 18, 2010 | Nancy Cambria
    The Normandy School Board voted unanimously Friday to name its new elementary school in Pine Lawn after President Barack Obama. "If you put all politics aside, he exemplifies the American dream," said School Board President Cozy Marks. "You can be whatever you want to be and whatever you put your mind to and work for, and that's what we want our students to keep in mind and strive for." Marks said Obama's name was submitted by students to a special board committee overseeing the new school project. The district had asked for name suggestions from all members of the school...
  • Parents, Mark Your Calendars: September 14th Is Obama Day At School!

    09/14/2010 4:46:24 AM PDT · by blueyon · 51 replies
    CATO @ Liberty ^ | 9/14/10 | Neal McCluskey
    Yesterday, White House sources confirmed that President Obama will deliver another back-to-school address aimed at all of the nation’s children. That’s right, the president will make September 14 the second-annual Obama Day at your local school! You might recall last year’s Obama Day, for which the U.S. Department of Education put out teaching guides that gave parents across the country reasonable cause to fear a day of liberal politics and celebrating President Obama. You might also remember the divisive national uproar that precipitated, which ultimately culminated in a relatively staid — but nonetheless campaign-esque — speech, not to mention a...
  • PEOPLE REJECT POPULAR OPINIONS IF THEY ALREADY HOLD OPPOSING VIEWS, STUDY FINDS (0bama)

    09/01/2010 8:11:00 AM PDT · by epithermal · 12 replies
    Ohio State University ^ | 8/2/10 | Jeff Grabmeier
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – What would happen if you developed a strong opinion on an issue, and later found that the majority of people disagreed with you? You might think that such a revelation would encourage you to rethink your beliefs. But a new study suggests people often react just the opposite: people grow more confident in some beliefs when they find out later that a majority of people disagree with them.
  • Obama says he Ignored Beck rally

    08/29/2010 3:55:59 PM PDT · by jern · 238 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 29, 2010 | Brian Williams
    Obama says he ignored Beck rally He seemed intent on casting himself as above the political fray, saying he had more important work to do than to engage in the back and forth of the political “silly season.” For example, Obama said he did not watch any of Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally Saturday on the National Mall. “It’s not surprising that somebody like a Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country. That's been true throughout our history,” he said. But “I’m making decisions that are not necessarily good for...
  • 'I CAN'T SPEND ALL OF MY TIME WITH MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE PLASTERED ON MY FOREHEAD'

    08/29/2010 8:16:02 PM PDT · by hercuroc · 263 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41575.html ^ | 8/29/10 7:11 PM EDT | By GLENN THRUSH
    “I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead,” quipped Obama, who took a deep breath to gather his thoughts when asked if the poll reflected his inability to communicate with voters. “The facts are the facts. We went through some of this during the campaign — there is a mechanism, a network of misinformation that in a new media era can get churned out there constantly,” said a visibly annoyed Obama, referring to “birthers,” who have waged a guerrilla campaign questioning either the existence or the validity of his Hawaiian birth certificate.
  • For Obama, Steep Learning Curve as Chief in Time of War [He has learned how to salute......]

    08/29/2010 4:18:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    For Obama, Steep Learning Curve as Chief in Time of War By PETER BAKER WASHINGTON — President Obama rushed to the Oval Office when word arrived one night that militants with Al Qaeda in Yemen had been located and that the military wanted to support an attack by Yemeni forces. After a quick discussion, his counterterrorism adviser, John O. Brennan, told him the window to strike was closing. “I’ve got two minutes here,” Mr. Brennan said. “O.K.,” the president said. “Go with this.” While Mr. Obama took three sometimes maddening months to decide to send more forces to Afghanistan, other...
  • Breaking News: President Obama Says "I'm Having a Great Time" On Vacation

    08/25/2010 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 281 replies · 1+ views
    .abcnews.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | .abcnews.com
    Last night President Obama and First Lady Obama dined at State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard. Their dinner companions were family friends Dr. Eric and Cheryl Whitaker, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and lawyer and business executive Vernon Jordan and wife Ann Dibble Jordan. As they departed the restaurant at 9:55 pm ET, reporters asked the president if he was enjoying his vacation even with the rain. "I'm having a great time,” the president said. “Doing a lot of reading" Among the president’s reading materials is Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom,” which is not yet on shelves. During a weekend...
  • Federal Departments Require or ‘Encourage’ Posting of Signs Promoting Obama’s Recovery Act

    08/17/2010 3:41:56 AM PDT · by Man50D · 27 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 17, 2010 | Fred Lucas
    The federal government encourages -- and in some cases, requires -- the posting of large signs near projects funded by the $862-billion economic stimulus law, according to reviews by two inspectors-general. Many of the signs say “Putting America Back to Work,” and all of them include the name of the law -- the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) even suggested that project recipients include the wording “Barack Obama, President” on the signs. Some Republicans object to both the partisan nature and the cost of the signs. Requirements for the signs recently have...
  • Obamas Plan Fifth Vacation Since July

    08/11/2010 3:43:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 142 replies
    us news ^ | 8/11/10 | Paul Bedard
    There they go again. For the fifth time since July, the first family has set plans to board Air Force One for a frilly vacation, a 10-day return trip to exclusive Martha's Vineyard where they are expected to stay at the 28-acre oceanfront Blue Heron Farm that rents for up to $50,000 a week. But first the Obamas will be traveling to the Gulf Coast of Florida for a mini-vacation as a way to encourage other vacationing Americans to head to the beaches that have been shunned by tourists worried about oil-slicked sands due to the Gulf oil spill. They...
  • Report: Kim Jong-Il's top aides protecting 'Dear Leader' from reality

    06/29/2010 2:20:13 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    East Asia Intel.com ^ | 6/16/2010 | East Asia Intel.com
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il's grip on state affairs is weakening as officials deliver false and exaggerated reports to please the ailing leader, according to a report here. "Kim Jong-Il's subordinates are duping their leader with false or deliberately incomplete reports on national affairs," JoongAng Ilbo newspaper said, citing a government source in Seoul. "The Dear Leader", 68, and his top aides have apparently been speeding up the process to transfer his power to third son and heir-apparent Kim Jong-Un due to concerns about his declining health condition, according to a separate source in Seoul. "Kim is increasingly dependent on...
  • 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
    (CNSNews.com) - 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...
  • Obama golfs for four hours in sweltering heat

    06/13/2010 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 111 replies · 3,260+ views
    Obama golfs for four hours in sweltering heat By Bridget Johnson - 06/13/10 06:12 PM ET President Barack Obama spent four hours on the golf course Sunday in temperatures that peaked in the low 90s. The White House pool reported that they left Andrews Air Force Base as it started to rain after 4 p.m. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was among the group golfing with Obama. The president leaves Monday for his fourth trip to the Gulf Coast since the BP oil spill began nearly two months ago. On the trip, the President will visit Gulfport, Miss., Theodore, Ala., and...
  • Dear Leader prepares the way for son’s succession with cadre spring-clean

    06/08/2010 10:36:22 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 38+ views
    Times Online ^ | 6/8/2010 | Richard Lloyd Parry
    North Korea’s “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il appointed his brother-in-law as his deputy yesterday in the latest sign that he is consolidating his family’s grip on the world’s only hereditary communist dictatorship. Chang Sung Taek was appointed vice-chairman of the National Defence Commission, the country’s most powerful state institution. Mr Chang is believed to be close to the Dear Leader’s youngest son, Kim Jong Un, who is emerging as the most likely successor to his ailing 68-year-old father. The news was contained in an official report on the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), a tame parliamentary body, which announced various personnel...
  • D.C. job alleged as attempt to deter Romanoff (Known for 9 months, but ignored by media!)

    06/03/2010 8:01:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies · 232+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 9-27-2009 | Michael Riley
    WASHINGTON — Not long after news leaked last month that Andrew Romanoff was determined to make a Democratic primary run against Sen. Michael Bennet, Romanoff received an unexpected communication from one of the most powerful men in Washington. Jim Messina, President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff and a storied fixer in the White House political shop, suggested a place for Romanoff might be found in the administration and offered specific suggestions, according to several sources who described the communication to The Denver Post. Romanoff turned down the overture, which included mention of a job at USAID, the foreign aid...
  • JW Sues DOJ for Documents Regarding Decision to Dismiss of Lawsuit against New Black Panther Party..

    05/25/2010 2:06:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 991+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2010 | Staff
    Washington, DC -- May 25, 2010  Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Justice Department to obtain documents related to the agency’s decision to dismiss the claims against several members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense who were accused of engaging in voter intimidation during the 2008 presidential campaign (U.S. v. New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense). Judicial Watch filed its original FOIA request on May 29, 2009. The Justice Department acknowledged receiving the request on June...
  • Obama Has Enraged the "Citizen Class"

    05/23/2010 6:23:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies · 3,412+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2010 | Austin Hill
    The “citizen class” is horrified. We’re speaking here of those Americans who, while they may disagree on a variety of social and public policy issues, nonetheless agree on a few, crucial matters. Those of us among the citizen class generally agree that the United States is a good country. While far from perfect, we see our nation as being a place of tremendous opportunity, and a force for goodness around the world. We also agree that being a U.S. citizen is a significant and distinct thing. While we respect the notion that all human beings are worthy of their “basic...
  • While Oil hits Louisiana Coastline, Obama goes golfing

    05/23/2010 5:28:46 AM PDT · by mfish13 · 49 replies · 1,138+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | May 22, 2010 | Jeff J
    As the oil arrives on the Louisiana shores, Obama goes golfing Posted by Jeff J Latest News May 22, 2010 Beaches closed in Louisiana.. Officials closed the public beach here Friday as thick gobs of oil resembling melted chocolate washed up, a very visible reminder of the blown-out well that has been spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a month. Up to now, only tar balls and a light sheen had come ashore. But oil was starting to hit the beach at this island resort community in various forms – light sheens, orange-colored splotches and heavier brown sheets...
  • The President's Trick Or Tweet

    05/10/2010 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 782+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Free Speech: President Obama, while addressing college graduates, condemns our access to new media as a subversion of democracy. Is the iPad a threat to democracy or exactly what Thomas Jefferson had in mind? At Hampton University in Virginia on Sunday, the president lamented that in an age of text messaging, the Internet and the iPad, information and its unfettered exchange had become a diversion that was putting a strain on democracy. We are not making this up. The "24/7 media environment," he told the students, "bombards us with all kinds of comments and exposes us to all kinds of...
  • Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    05/09/2010 12:10:21 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 46 replies · 973+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/10/10
    HAMPTON, Virginia — US President Barack Obama lamented Sunday that in the iPad and Xbox era, information had become a diversion that was imposing new strains on democracy, in his latest critique of modern media. Obama, who often chides journalists and cable news outlets for obsessing with political horse race coverage rather than serious issues, told a class of graduating university students that education was the key to progress.
  • Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    05/09/2010 8:37:03 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 76 replies · 1,827+ views
    AFP ^ | Sunday May 9, 2010
    HAMPTON, Virginia — US President Barack Obama lamented Sunday that in the iPad and Xbox era, information had become a diversion that was imposing new strains on democracy, in his latest critique of modern media. Obama, who often chides journalists and cable news outlets for obsessing with political horse race coverage rather than serious issues, told a class of graduating university students that education was the key to progress. "You're coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don't always rank...
  • Obama Date Night at Kommie Restaurant

    05/08/2010 5:50:34 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 38 replies · 2,071+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 5/8/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    At least they probably felt welcome.
  • Obama Takes Direct Aim at Anti-Government Rhetoric

    05/03/2010 5:10:11 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 31 replies · 1,070+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | May 1, 2010 | PETE YOST and MARK S. SMITH
    "Throwing around phrases like 'socialists' and 'Soviet-style takeover,' 'fascists' and 'right-wing nut' — that may grab headlines," he said. But it also "closes the door to the possibility of compromise.
  • White House Declares Halt on New Offshore Drilling

    04/30/2010 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 204 replies · 4,040+ views
    Aol News ^ | 30/4/10 | Doug Simpson, Lauren Frayer
    The White House said today it is halting all new offshore drilling in U.S. waters until there's an "adequate review" of a massive 600-mile wide oil slick that has begun to lap up on Louisiana's coast. The federal government is defending its response to the spill, which began with an April 20 blast on one of British Petroleum's offshore rigs that burned for two days before sinking. Rescuers saved 115 workers but 11 are presumed dead. BP is responsible for the cleanup, and it wasn't until Thursday -- nine days after the explosion -- that the White House declared it...
  • FDA should regulate salt, panel says ["FDA putting measures together to do this"]

    04/20/2010 6:45:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 313 replies · 4,049+ views
    FDA should regulate salt, panel says Photo 9:18am EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should regulate the amount of salt that can be added to foods to help Americans eat less sodium, an influential federal panel said on Tuesday. Because Americans get most of their sodium from processed and restaurant foods, it is not enough to simply tell them to eat less salt and regulation of the food industry is needed, the Institute of Medicine said. The FDA is already putting together measures to do this, the Washington Post reported. Too much salt can cause high...
  • Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    04/05/2010 5:37:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 353 replies · 9,535+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 5, 2010 | DAVID E. SANGER and PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, even in self defense. But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation. Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to...
  • FBI Conducts Raids (Major operation - DHS and Joint Anti-terrorism taskforce - MICHIGAN)

    03/27/2010 9:09:34 PM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 251 replies · 18,252+ views
    WXYZ Detroit ^ | 3/27/10 | wxyz
    (WXYZ) - The FBI was conducting raids Saturday night at multiple locations in southeast Michigan. Action News has learned Homeland Security and the Joint Anti-terrorism Task Force is also involved in a major operation. Federal officials would not say who they were targeting or where, but the FBI has set up a command center at the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department in Ann Arbor, where they have brought in two satellite trucks and a radio tower. Agents have also obtained search warrants and multiple arrests have been made
  • Almost A Quarter of Republicans Think Obama 'May Be The Antichrist' As 14 States Sue Over...

    03/24/2010 9:45:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 59 replies · 1,403+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 24, 2010 | David Gardner
    Almost A Quarter of Republicans Think Obama 'May Be The Antichrist' As 14 States Sue Over Healthcare Reforms DAVID GARDNER 24th March 2010 Americans who suggest Barack Obama should rot in hell are apparently deadly serious. Nearly a quarter of Republicans believe the Democrat president 'may be the Antichrist', according to a survey. An even greater number compared him to Hitler. Mr Obama was jubilant this week after securing his £626billion healthcare reform plan. But his triumph seems only to have inflamed his critics among the evangelical Christians from America's heartland who kept George Bush in power for eight years...
  • Obama quickly pivoting to grant amnesty to criminal aliens

    03/21/2010 7:30:56 PM PDT · by pabianice · 43 replies · 1,420+ views
    Fox News - Boston | 3/21/10
    As the vote for DeathCare commences, Fox Boston just ran a tease of a mob of Spanish-speaking criminal aliens holding a rally where their leaders are screaming into bullhorns, demanding blanket amnesty. Fox suggested that this will be Obama's next big success. Twenty million new Dem voters will make it impossible for the Repubs or any conservatives to ever again hold office.
  • Democrats working on executive order on abortion

    03/20/2010 11:35:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies · 1,704+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers say party leaders are considering winning crucial support from abortion foes for health care overhaul legislation with an executive order by President Barack Obama. The order - which does not require congressional approval - would be aimed at reflecting long-standing law barring federal aid for abortions except for cases of rape or incest or when the mother's life is threatened. Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman of California and James Oberstar of Minnesota both said an executive order was under discussion by party leaders.