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  • A retired cop's shocking life of drugs and crime

    09/11/2014 7:08:23 PM PDT · by Vendome · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | Phillip Messing
    Photo: Stefano Giovannini MORE ON:NYPD NYPD watchdogs confused about chokeholds NYPD cop in serious condition after responding to fire Rally on Staten Island to support police on Sept. 27 Gangsta cop says his past made him a better officer A retired police commander kept a stunning secret for more than two decades: Before joining the NYPD, he peddled crack, tried to murder a fellow drug dealer and was close pals with a notorious cop killer. Corey Pegues — who collects a $135,000 tax-free line-of-duty disability ...
  • White House defends Obama's golf outings during crises

    08/22/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/22/14 | Steve Holland - Reuters
    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama delivered a somber statement on the death of American journalist James Foley after a video emerged showing Foley's grisly execution by Islamic State militants. Then Obama proceeded directly to a golf course to play 18 holes. That juxtaposition of events on Wednesday drew Obama a fair amount of criticism as he tries to juggle the U.S. response to rapidly unfolding world crises while taking some time to relax during a two-week August vacation that has been frequently interrupted. "Bam's Golf War," blared the cover of the New York Daily News, showing a picture...
  • Joan Rivers Defends Israel in Epic Rant

    07/25/2014 12:14:05 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    Breitbart via TMZ ^ | 7/25/2014 | Breitbart TV
    (Language Warning) When TMZ caught up with comedian Joan Rivers Thursday outside of LAX she unleashed an emotional rant on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, screaming, "You are all insane, they [Palestinians] started it!" Rivers got animated at the paparazzi's question about the mounting civilian casualties, saying, “Let me just tell you, if New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out. If we heard they were digging tunnels from New Jersey to New York, we would get rid of Jersey."
  • Obama Defends Decision Not to Visit Border: ‘This Isn’t Theater’

    07/09/2014 4:46:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/9/14 | Matt Wilstein
    After delivering a statement about his administration’s plans to deal with the current crisis at America’s border with Mexico Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama addressed for the first time the mounting criticism over his decision not to visit to border on his trip to Texas this week. In answering a reporter’s question on the controversy, Obama defended his decision by saying he was more interested in a substantive solution to the problem than a simple “photo-op.” The president explained that his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will be making his sixth trip to the border this week and briefs...
  • Barack Obama Defends NSA Agents: Your Neighbors and Friends (Video)

    01/17/2014 3:14:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/17/14 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama announced on Friday that he will require intelligence agencies to obtain permission from a secret court before tapping into a vast storehouse of telephone data, and will ultimately move that data out of the hands of the government. The president also defended NSA operatives saying the agents were “our neighbors and friends.” National Journal reported: In a bid to calm growing privacy concerns about the government’s spying powers, President Obama outlined a series of steps Friday aimed at ushering in “concrete and substantial” reforms to the National Security Agency. “Americans recognized that we had to adapt to a...
  • White House Defends Obamacare Rule That Forces New Insurance

    11/01/2013 9:20:34 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-1-2013 | Bryan Koenig
    Washington (CNN) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday continued to defend the rule in the national health care law that may end up forcing millions of Americans from their health insurance. Carney's defense of the law comes amid revelations that a grand total of six Americans signed up for Obamacare coverage on the first day the online exchanges went live October 1, according to internal notes provided to the Republican-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
  • Politico reporter defends non-golfing President Obama from Twitter ‘trolls’

    10/07/2013 7:39:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/7/13 | staff
    Jennifer Epstein ✔ @jeneps hey people/trolls of Twitter: Obama did not leave the White House to play golf this weekend. he spent both days at home. Loyal Twitchy readers likely escaped a rebuke from Politico reporter Jennifer Epstein tonight, who made it clear that President Obama did not golf this weekend despite having an empty schedule. A tweet promoting her Politico article, “Government shutdown, cancelled trip leaves Obama schedule empty,” had plenty thinking the president took the opportunity to hit the links. As Twitchy reported yesterday, the president did not go golfing despite summer-like conditions in and around Washington, nor...
  • School Defends Textbook Calling Muhammad “God’s Messenger”

    07/31/2013 7:24:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/31/13 | Todd Starnes
    School officials in Florida are defending a textbook that declares Muhammad as the “Messenger of God” after critics accused an Islamic education group of launching a stealth jihad in American public school classrooms. The Prentice World History textbook being used in Brevard Public Schools includes a 36-page chapter on Islam but no chapters on Christianity or Judaism. According to a copy obtained by Fox News, The ninth grade textbook declares that Muhammad is the “Messenger of God” and instructs students that jihad is a duty that Muslims must follow. “Jihad may be interpreted
  • Rand Paul Defends: 'Mr. Snowden Told the Truth in the Name of Privacy'

    06/23/2013 12:09:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/23/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    "They're going to contrast the behavior of James Clapper, our national intelligence director, with Edward Snowden," said Paul. "Mr. Clapper lied in Congress in defiance of the law in the name of security. Mr. Snowden told the truth in the name of privacy." Paul continued: "So I think there will be a judgment because both of them broke the law, and history will have to determine." But the senator suggested his opinion of Snowden could change. "I do think for Mr. Snowden, if he cozies up to the Russian government, it will be nothing but bad for his name in...
  • Sen. Durbin Defends 2010 Letter To IRS About Conservative Group

    05/27/2013 9:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    RCP ^ | 5/26/13 | staff
    CHRIS WALLACE: Why single out Crossroads when you didn't mention a single liberal group, and there were a bunch that were applying for tax-exempt status at exactly that point with the name "progress" in their name. SEN. DICK DURBIN: I can just tell you flat-out why I did it. Because that Crossroads organization was boasting about how much money they were raising as a 501(c)(4). Let's get back to the basics. Citizens United really unleashed hundreds if not thousands of organizations seeking tax-exempt status to play in political campaigns. The law we wrote as Congress said that they had to...
  • Holder Defends AP Probe: 'Aggressive' Action Necessary, 'Very Serious Leak'

    05/14/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/13/13 | breitbart
    Today at a Department Of Justice press conference Attorney General Eric Holder said he has no problem without letting the Associate Press answer the charges of a leak endangering national security.
  • Obama all in on abortion, defends government funding to Planned Parenthood

    04/26/2013 9:28:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/26/13 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama offered a defiant defense of government funding for Planned Parenthood Friday and urged the group’s members to help his administration sign up more women for benefits under his besieged health-care law. The first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood, Mr. Obama accused conservative politicians of trying to “roll back the clock” on abortion rights and health-care services for women. “They’ve been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women’s health,” Mr. Obama told the group’s annual convention in Washington. “When politicians try to turn Planned Parenthood into a punching...
  • Boehner Defends Decision Denying Select Committee on Benghazi

    04/22/2013 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/22/13 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    House Speaker John Boehner Monday defended the way he has handled the investigation into last year's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, insisting a select committee is not needed to probe the incident. The Ohio Republican told the media that he has resisted lawmakers’ calls for a select committee because he doesn't think one is necessary. “The five committees that have jurisdiction over this matter are working closely together,” said Boehner. “They're getting the job done.” As of Monday, The Hill reports, 117 of Boehner's fellow lawmakers have signed onto a resolution from Republican Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia,...
  • ABC defends editing Michelle Obama’s ‘automatic weapon’ claim

    02/26/2013 6:11:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/26/13 | Michal Conger
    ABC is defending its decision to edit out an apparently erroneous claim by Michelle Obama in its broadcast of the first lady’s interview on Good Morning America today, saying it made the changes “solely” for the sake of time. As The Washington Examiner reported this morning, the first lady claimed during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts that 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was killed in Chicago shortly after performing during the President’s Inauguration, was shot because “some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need.” In fact, Chicago Police reported Pendleton was shot by a man who “opened...
  • Glenn Beck Defends Gay Marriage: Republicans Need To 'Expand Our Own Horizon'

    12/11/2012 9:48:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 634 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/11/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Conservative firebrand Glenn Beck has joined a growing chorus of Republican commentators in defending gay marriage, laying out a strong case for ending government opposition to letting same-sex couples wed. "Let me take the pro-gay marriage people and the religious people — I believe that there is a connecting dot there that nobody is looking at, and that's the Constitution," Beck said during a recent segment of his online talk show. "The question is not whether gay people should be married or not. The question is why is the government involved in our marriage?" While Beck's defense of gay marriage...
  • Ari Fleischer Defends Susan Rice Against Calls For Her Resignation

    09/29/2012 11:07:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 9/29/12 | Mediaite
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  • Ahmadinejad Defends Holocaust Denial at UN; Israel Walks Out, U.S. Sticks Around to Listen

    09/24/2012 5:47:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | 9/24/12 | AWR Hawkins
    When Iranian President Ahmadinejad ascended the podium to speak on the rule of law at the UN today, Israeli UN envoy Ron Prosor rose from his seat and walked out while the U.S. envoys remained, according to Fox News. Update: Raw video from the UN confirms that U.S. representatives attended the entire speech. (Snip) He also bore down on those who have revolted at Holocaust revisionism. He did this by calling attention to those who "infringe upon other's freedom and allow sacrilege to people's beliefs and sanctities, while they criticize posing questions or investigating into historical issues." Throughout all of
  • President Obama Defends His Campaign's Tone (his team doesn't "go out of bounds.")

    08/20/2012 1:29:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/20/12 | Jake Tapper | ABC OTUS News
    President Obama defended the tone of his campaign today, saying his team doesn't "go out of bounds." The president was asked by CBS's Nancy Cordes if he had compunctions about the tenor of the campaign, saying that "your campaign has suggested repeatedly without proof that Mr. Romney might be hiding something in his tax returns, they have suggested that Mr. Romney might be a felon for the way that he handed over power of Bain Capital, and your campaign and the White House have declined to condemn an ad by one of your top supporters that links Mr. Romney to...
  • Obama Defends Foreign Policy Record, Declares ‘New Era’ of US Leadership

    07/23/2012 9:33:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/23/12 | Mary Bruce
    RENO, Nev.— President Obama today argued that his foreign policy has ushered in a “new era of American leadership,” while suggesting that Republican rival Mitt Romney has not shown he is ready to be commander in chief. “Four years ago, I made you a promise. I pledged to take the fight to our enemies and renew our leadership in the world. As president, that’s what I’ve done,” Obama said at the national convention for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. “As you reflect on recent years, as we look ahead to the challenges we face as a nation
  • NSA chief defends agency against domestic spying charges

    07/09/2012 9:47:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/10/12 | Shaun Waterman
    The head of the National Security Agency on Monday denied reports that NSA’s new data center in Utah would collect and store data about Americans, including their e-mails and web-browsing habits. The $2 billion data center in Bluffdale, Utah, will house massive supercomputers capable of storing and analyzing vast quantities of data when it comes online next year, but U.S. ArmyGen. Keith B. Alexander reiterated NSA’s insistence it does not unlawfully conduct surveillance of Americans. (Snip) However, “I’m not going to come out and say what we are doing” at NSA, he added. “That would be ludicrous, too.”
  • On MSNBC, Sub Host Dyson Defends Chris Rock Mockery of July 4th

    07/08/2012 11:29:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/9/12 | Brad Wilmouth
    Substitute hosting MSNBC's The Ed Show, Georgtown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson defended comedian Chris Rock's recent lambasting of July 4 as "white people's Independence Day." Dyson even invoked a quote from 19th century abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass expressing similar sentiments, missing the point that, in modern times, all Americans benefit from America's existence as an independent nation. By contrast, during the years slavery still existed in 19th century, it was more reasonable to complain that actual slaves were not benefiting from independence. Dyson rationalized: What Chris Rock alluded to is hardly new. In 1852, Frederick Douglass gave...
  • Univ. of California president defends Farrakhan appearance on campus

    03/13/2012 4:38:28 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    JTA ^ | 3-13-12
    University of California President Mark Yudof defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s right to speak at the university’s Berkeley campus. Farrakhan’s speech Saturday was billed as being about black empowerment, but was also peppered with anti-Semitic and hate speech, students told The Daily Californian student newspaper. A petition circulated after the speech by Jewish student leaders, which opposed Farrakhan’s speech and character, but not the Black Student Union’s right to bring him to campus, garnered more than 350 signatures, the student newspaper reported. “Louis Farrakhan is a provocative, divisive figure with a long history of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic...
  • Kathleen Sebelius defends contraception rule

    02/06/2012 9:10:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/6/12 | Tim Mak
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius argued Monday that a new rule that requires many religious employers to cover birth control in employee health plans respects those with “deeply held beliefs opposing the use of birth control.” “We specifically carved out from the policy religious organizations that primarily employ people of their own faith. This exemption includes churches and other houses of worship and could also include other church-affiliated organizations,” wrote Sebelius in an op-ed in USA Today. The policy put forward by the Obama administration exempts Catholic churches but doesn’t carve out other religious institutions such as
  • Obama Defends Roe v. Wade ('hardliner' defends “fundamental constitutional right” to abortion)

    01/23/2012 4:56:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 1/23/12 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama says the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is the chance to recognize the “fundamental constitutional right” to abortion and to “continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.” The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court nationalized abortion law, prohibiting states from deciding on the matter. In his written statement, Obama acknowledged that abortion has been a divisive political issue. Obama, while serving in the Illinois State Legislature and as president of the United States, has taken a hard line on abortion rights. In his...
  • Gingrich's Record On The Hot Seat In SC Debate

    January 20, 2012 Gingrich's record on the hot seat in SC debate Republican rivals target House ethics violations
  • TSA defends confiscating a passenger's cupcake

    01/10/2012 8:46:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/12 | Keith Laing
    The Transportation Security Administration defended the decision of one of its workers to confiscate a passenger's cupcake Monday, saying the pastry that was taken was not a normal piece of dessert. During the Christmas travel season, when between 1.6 million and 2.3 million people were estimated to have taken a trip by airplane, TSA was heavily criticized for reportedly not allowing a passenger to carry a cupcake through security at Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport. On Monday, the agency said the cupcake in question was in a jar,
  • You don’t say: Media Matters defends Eric Holder

    12/01/2011 3:31:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/1/11 | Tina Korbe
    Poor, much-maligned Eric Holder. He should be able to implicitly approve an ultimately lethal operation without anybody ever asking questions about it. Luckily for him, the tax-exempt “watchdog” group Media Matters agrees with him. You know the story so far: The Attorney General received memos that clearly outlined the controversial tactics employed in Operation Fast and Furious, a program to funnel firearms to straw purchasers in a purported attempt to track the weapons from the hands of the straw purchasers and into the hands of the leaders of Mexican drug cartels. The program’s credibility was called into question because the...
  • Romney Defends Deleting Emails, Electronic Records as Mass. Governor

    11/21/2011 6:35:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/21/11 | Jonathan Weisman
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Monday defended his administration’s efforts to cover its electronic tracks with the purchase of hard drives from state computers, saying he had no intention of providing ''opposition research teams'' with electronic communications from his term as governor. Meeting with the editorial board of the Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph, Mr. Romney was questioned about a Boston Globe story (snip) Last week, Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades accused Mr. Patrick of running a ''dirty tricks''shop for the president’s benefit and requested documents on any contact his administration has had with top Obama White House or campaign operatives.
  • ABC News: Gingrich Defends Shifting Statements on Climate Change

    11/18/2011 11:34:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/18/11 | Amy Bingham | ABC News
    Mitt Romney may be the GOP presidential candidate that is most often criticized for flip-flopping , but as Newt Gingrich rises to challenge him at the top of the polls, the former House speaker may also be giving him a run for his money on that label of inconsistency. When it comes to global warming, Gingrich’s position seems to have changed faster than the climate. ... In the more than 30 years since Gingrich was first elected to the House, he has said there is both sufficient evidence to prove the climate is changing and also that there is no...
  • State Department defends bulk buys of Obama’s books

    10/26/2011 7:12:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/26/11 | Jim McElhatton
    The State Department on Wednesday defended spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on books authored by President Obama, while White House spokesman Jay Carney called the book-buying an “embassy-based decision.” The comments followed a report Wednesday by The Washington Times that found the State Department had spent more than $70,000 on books by Mr. Obama. Most of the purchases came in the months after Mr. Obama won the White House, though the embassy in Paris spent more than $8,000 for copies of “Dreams From My Father” as recently as March.
  • NLRB Chairman’s Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence

    09/24/2011 10:36:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/24/11 | LaborUnionReport
    NLRB Chairman’s Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence A little over a month ago, in a case that drew national attention, a man was targeted at his home, shot and injured, all because he dared to run union free business. Now, in Buffalo, New York, a case involving outrageous allegations of labor-racketeering and union violence aimed at non-union construction workers and company owners is proceeding through the judicial process. Its outcome, however, may have wide-ranging ramifications on a national level. Forget for a moment that a man was stabbed in the throat, hot coffee thrown on non-union workers, sand put...
  • Palin Defends Perry on Social Security

    09/12/2011 6:54:58 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 62 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 03:01 PM | Newsmax Wires
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has taken a lot of heat for his critical comments toward Social Security. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says that Social Security shouldn’t just be jettisoned but that the Texas governor is right to call for reform. "Well there's no need to frighten or throw under the bus our esteemed elders who have paid all of their working lives into the Social Security system. And the question should be asked of the politicians, where the heck is their money?" Palin said on Fox News. "What Rick Perry was trying to say I believe is that...
  • Jon Stewart Defends Rep. Michele Bachmann: ‘Shame On You, Newsweek’

    08/10/2011 12:28:18 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 10, 2011 | Frances Martel
    <p>It seems that Newsweek’s cover photo of Rep. Michele Bachmann has already proven to be a game-changer: it got Jon Stewart to defend the Republican presidential candidate for an entire segment– not an easy feat. Stewart blasted the magazine for deliberately finding an unflattering photo of the Congresswoman, arguing “you’ve got to go pretty far” to find an unflattering one, listing examples of Bachmann making “yelling into a bullhorn” look attractive, and giving editor Tina Brown a dose of her own medicine.</p>
  • Breivik defends Pam "Atlas Shrugs" Geller in Manifesto

    07/24/2011 9:34:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Patriotboy ^ | 7/24/11 | Gen. JC Christian, Patriot
    Jesusopatriot crusader Anders Breivik (aka Andrew Berwick) comes to the defense of Our Lady of the All Caps Screech, Pam Geller and friends in his Manifesto (p. 625): I have watched, for the better part of a year, a number of decent human beings including, but not limited to, Pamela Geller, Paul Belien, Diana West, the Baron and Dymphna from the Gates of Vienna blog and many others, being at the receiving end of a vicious smear campaign from Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs which is unlike anything I have seen in my life.
  • Obama Admin Defends Dropping Doctors’ Conscience Protections

    05/11/2011 8:53:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/11/11 | Steven Ertelt
    In a letter to several pro-life groups complaining about President Barack Obama’s decision to drop some of the conscience protections for medical professionals, the administration is defending the decision. Several pro-life groups sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius warning her of the alarming effects on patients that will follow the Obama administration’s recent move to strip the medical community of key conscience protections on abortion. As LifeNews.com reported in February, the Obama administration overturned some of the conscience protections the Bush administration put in place to protect pro-life medical workers who don’t want to be involved in certain...
  • As Van Jones defends the word ‘Obamacare,’ Dems and leftists won’t comment

    03/24/2011 9:58:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/11 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s former “green jobs czar,” Van Jones, currently a staffer at the left-wing Center for American Progress, used and defended the term “Obamacare” Wednesday evening on Twitter. Jones said that “Obamacare is WORKING,” when retweeting a House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi comment – she claimed that “being a woman” is no longer considered a pre-existing condition because of the president’s health care overhaul. In a follow-up tweet, Jones defended his use of the term saying he “never condemned it,” that “normal folks don’t know what ‘#ACA’ [the Affordable Care Act] is,” and that “Obama’s good” and “care’s good,”...
  • Helen Thomas Defends Palestinian Suicide Bombers in Playboy Magazine

    03/18/2011 8:39:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3/18/11 | Alana Goodman
    Veteran reporter Helen Thomas turned up in Playboy magazine this month (fully clothed, don’t worry) as part of her ongoing anti-Semitic publicity tour. The former “dean” of the White House Press Corps sat down for an interview (link is to the Sun Herald’s summary) about her recent controversy. First she weighed in on the aftermath of her remarks about Israel last May (“I went into self-imposed house arrest”) and her views on the situation in the Palestinian territories (“the Palestinians have been shortchanged in every way”). But then the interview took an uglier turn.
  • Obama Defends Budget Proposal, Lies Repeatedly

    02/15/2011 6:43:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    town hall ^ | 2/15/11 | Guy Benson
    In which the President of the United States uncorks one bald, falsifiable claim after another regarding his calamitous budget proposal: "[My budget] puts us on a path to pay for what we spend by the middle of the decade." To the average American, that sounds like we'll balance the nation's ledger within five years. If you parse the sentence carefully, though, you'll notice that the president only makes the questionable claim that his blueprint will "put us on a path" toward that goal -- which it never comes close to achieving. I'm once again compelled to quote ABC News' Jake...
  • Big Government Exclusive: Alan Dershowitz Defends Sarah Palin’s Use of Term ‘Blood Libel’

    01/12/2011 10:56:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    big government ^ | 1/12/11 | Publius
    In an exclusive statement, famed attorney and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz defended Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” from multiple detractors. As the Media Matters/MSM/Democrat narrative on the Tucson tragedy unravels, they are getting a lot more desperate in their attacks on Palin. Fortunately, there are still plenty of honest liberals around: The term “blood libel” has taken on a broad metaphorical meaning in public discourse. Although its historical origins were in theologically based false accusations against the Jews and the Jewish People,its current usage is far broader. I myself have used it to describe false accusations...
  • Barbara Walters Defends Sarah Palin: Blaming Her For Giffords Shooting 'Very Unfair'

    01/12/2011 6:14:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Newbusters ^ | 01/12/2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Sarah Palin found a very strange ally on Monday. With media outlet after media outlet disgracefully accusing the former Alaska governor of inciting Jared Lee Loughner to go on a shooting rampage in Tucson Saturday, Barbara Walters said on "The View," "To blame Sarah Palin as some are doing I think is very unfair to her" (video follows with transcript and commentary): CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR VIDEO
  • Napolitano Defends Clapper's Obliviousness to Britain Terror Arrests

    12/27/2010 8:51:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1+ views
    fox ^ | 12/27/10 | staff
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says people should "be fair" to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper after he revealed in an interview last week that he was unaware of a string of terror arrests that happened in Britain hours prior. Clapper had been working on Capitol Hill on issues involving START and North Korea and went into the interview before his briefer had a chance to relay the information, Napolitano told CNN Sunday.
  • Armed 11 year old Girl Defends Home from 3 armed Burglars: Armed Citizen

    12/17/2010 8:25:06 AM PST · by Islander7 · 66 replies · 3+ views
    You Tube ^ | Dec 16, 2010 | Fox News
    Quick thinking and a cool head! Alyssa Gutierrez bravely defended her home and her life with her Mom's rifle. She was not going to end up, if she could help it, another victim of criminal violence. She first tried to hide from the criminal intruders, but when they discovered her, she ran quickly to a bedroom and retrieved her Mom's little pink single shot bolt action 22 caliber rifle to defend her home and life.
  • On NPR, N.Y. Times Editor Bill Keller Defends the 'Value' of WikiLeaks: Their Info's 'Absolutely...'

    12/08/2010 5:34:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/8/10 | Tim Graham
    On NPR's weekend show On The Media (produced by radio station WNYC), New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller reacted badly to NPR's Bob Garfield suggesting Julian Assange of WikiLeaks was a "looter" or a smasher of windows. Keller insisted the document dump has "more value" than that metaphor, that the dump is "absolutely fascinating...like a graduate seminar" on international relations. It's a "ridiculous standard" to insist these finds must be Earth-shattering to be a positive development: BOB GARFIELD: Now, the stories so far have been revealing but unsurprising, it seems to me, and not especially indicting.
  • Obama defends tax deal, says best for the nation

    12/07/2010 12:02:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/10 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – Facing a Democratic rebellion, President Barack Obama on Tuesday staunchly defended his decision to compromise with Republicans and temporarily extend about-to-expire tax cuts for all Americans. "There are some who would have preferred a protracted political fight," the president said at a White House news conference a day after the deal was announced. "And I understand the desire for a fight. I'm sympathetic to that." But, he said, a long political battle "would be a bad deal for the economy. And it would be a bad deal for the American people." Still, he promised a fight during 2012,...
  • Grabbing Junk Is 'Necessary,' Says Biden

    11/19/2010 1:48:14 PM PST · by FS11 · 56 replies
    Blog on The Hill via FOX News ^ | 11-19-10 | By Jordan Fabian
    Vice President Joe Biden is defending the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) controversial new pat-down technique, calling it a "necessary policy."
  • Meghan McCain Defends O’Donnell ‘Nutjob’ Remark To Rachel Maddow: ‘I Do Not Lie’

    10/19/2010 8:50:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/19/10 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Meghan McCain went on Rachel Maddow last night to, er, discuss her ‘nutjob’ remarks about Christine O’Donnell on This Week. And to further respond to certain elements of the conservative blogosphere that defined her as a “self-indulgent set of mega-breasts.” Said McCain: I’m over when women say anything in any kind of public forum. It automatically go back to what I look like and how much i weigh. I don’t know at which point, it no longer bothers me but I worry about young women. I have a lot of young women followers,
  • CondI Rice defends Obama Administration

    10/18/2010 4:28:32 PM PDT · by trialbyfire · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/15/10 | Glenn Kessler
    Not many authors on a book tour manage to snag a visit with the president of the United States. But Condoleezza Rice is no ordinary book author. The former secretary of state and onetime national security adviser met one-on-one with President Obama at the White House on Friday afternoon, after a week of television appearances promoting "Extraordinary, Ordinary People," her memoir about her parents. The White House said Obama wanted to discuss a range of foreign policy issues with her.
  • CondI Rice defends Obama Administration

    10/18/2010 4:28:20 PM PDT · by trialbyfire · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/15/10 | Glenn Kessler
    Not many authors on a book tour manage to snag a visit with the president of the United States. But Condoleezza Rice is no ordinary book author. The former secretary of state and onetime national security adviser met one-on-one with President Obama at the White House on Friday afternoon, after a week of television appearances promoting "Extraordinary, Ordinary People," her memoir about her parents. The White House said Obama wanted to discuss a range of foreign policy issues with her.
  • Labor Secretary Defends Obama on Economy

    09/06/2010 6:29:33 AM PDT · by Son House · 28 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | September 06, 2010 | Associated Press
    Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is defending President Barack Obama's efforts to combat the recession and unemployment, saying his focus has been on helping the jobless and underemployed. In a Labor Day appearance on ABC News' "Good Morning America," Solis said Obama is doing a good job. Solis says the Obama administration knows people are hurting from the weak economy. She pointed to last year's $814 billion economic recovery act and administration proposals for job training and hiring incentives for businesses. On CBS' "Early Show," she said that over the last eight months, the U.S. economy has added some 90,000 private...
  • Newsweek Defends Obama's Leisure But Mocked Bush's Working Vacations at Texas Ranch

    08/16/2010 10:21:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/16/10 | Ken Shepherd
    While Newsweek's David Graham is hard at work defending President Obama's summertime leisure -- "A Short History of Presidential Vacation Outrage" -- by insisting that the press corps always complains about any president's vacation habits, it's instructive that he failed to indict his own magazine. "War on terrorism stalled, economy on precipice, time for a month on the Crawford ranch." Accompanied by a disapproving down arrow, that's how the August 5, 2002 Newsweek feature "Conventional Wisdom" derided President Bush's working vacation a mere three months before midterm elections in his first term.