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  • Past Crisis: Foreign & Domestic. How did Presidents Respond?

    10/24/2016 10:48:01 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 1 replies
    American Minute ( ^ | 10/25/2016 | William Federer
    Shocking reports reveal Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS and Boko Haram fighters in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa beheading, kidnapping, enslaving and displacing millions of Christians, Kurds and other minorities. Evidence is mounting that the treaty negotiated with Iran will not prevent their development of nuclear weapons, which they have threatened to use against Israel. Has the world faced similar crises in the past? If so, how did American Presidents respond?
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Bad news: The big Democratic Socialist explainer has been postponed indefinitely

    11/17/2015 7:01:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | November 17, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    A month ago, Bernie Sanders tried to square a circle by claiming a political affiliation heretofore unnamed in the US. When pressed whether he supported capitalism at all or stuck to his Socialist affiliation, Sanders proclaimed himself a Democratic Socialist. When asked to explain what that means, Sanders offers only fuzzy platitudes and class-warfare sloganeering, but no ideological or economic details. When repeatedly asked how he will pay for his $18 trillion Democratic Socialist agenda, he grows even fuzzier, but promised to offer a detailed explanation in the near future. He’s still looking for an explanation …. or enough OPM...
  • Walker is Right: Trafficker Firings Affected Soviets

    03/05/2015 7:06:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | March 5, 2015 | Robert Charles
    Make no mistake, Scott Walker is right about Ronald Reagan’s firing of the air traffic controllers, and the sobering impact this one decision – a domestic policy decision – had on the thinking of Soviet leaders. In short, Reagan’s decisive domestic leadership sacred the Soviet Union, which was not accustomed to an American President doing exactly as he said he would do. This decision by Reagan, made against the counsel of some of his senior advisors, had enormous implications for the Soviet Union – and theirs leaders knew it. While Walker’s media critics disparage the comment and Reagan’s onetime Soviet...
  • Why are Americans confused about Obama's religion?

    02/22/2015 3:22:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 22, 2015 | Byron York
    "..........In June,2012, Gallup asked,"Do you happen to know the religious faith of Barack Obama?" Forty-four percent said they did not know,while 36 percent said he is a Christian, 11 percent said he is a Muslim, and eight percent said he has no religion. The "don't know" group included 36 percent of Democrats.(A larger number of Republicans, 47 percent, said they didn't know Obama's religion,as did 46 percent of independents.).............Whenever the issue pops up, Obama's most ardent supporters are quick to blame conservative media for misperceptions about Obama's religion. But it's possible something in Obama's public presentation of himself has also...
  • Don’t Mince Words: Gruber Tapes Show President Obama Is A Liar

    11/20/2014 2:02:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    President Barack Obama is a liar. That’s the takeaway from Massachusetts Institute for Technology professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s video oeuvre of narcissistic honesty. “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies,” Gruber said in one of several videos recently uncovered of him explaining at forums and panels over the last several years how Obamacare was dishonestly sold to the public. “In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said healthy people are...
  • Have We Lost America? Hell No!

    03/25/2013 4:12:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | March 25, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    It’s the easiest thing in the world to be a pessimist, and the least American. We’re optimists, and as tough as things are, as many skirmishes as we’ve lost, we haven’t lost this country to the left quite yet. If you had to choose between being them or us, you’d be crazy to choose being them. We’re going to win, and America is going to rise again. Pessimism is a cop-out, an excuse to do nothing and wait for the end instead of figuratively fixing bayonets and charging head-long into the enemy. That military metaphor is no accident, because...
  • Rahm gone, 'bam off the leash: "Rahm’s Departure...Reset Obama White House" Nation

    02/05/2011 10:45:05 AM PST · by tsomer · 15 replies
    The Nation ^ | September 30, 2010 | Ari Berman
    "...As I wrote in a Nation blog earlier this month, Rahm's exit is a good thing for Obama and a necessary first step in the much-needed shakeup of his White House. Rahm alone wasn't solely responsible for diluting Obama's unique outsider brand, but he was a major contributing factor. After all, throughout his career in politics, Rahm has been at odds with the very grassroots activists who propelled Obama to the White House and made his campaign so unique. ..."
  • Video, Quote and Word of the Day

    09/23/2009 4:47:06 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 193+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/22/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Sean Hannity interviews the Beckel brothers.
  • Liberal Lies, Misconceptions, and Misunderstanding about Health Care Reform

    09/19/2009 11:07:00 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 194+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/18/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The president is fond of correcting some of the most "egregious" lies and misconceptions that he sees coming from the other side: death panels, health care for illegals, tax payer funded abortions, etc. Well, I would say that you should take care of your own backyard before you worry about your neighbors'. So, here's some of the biggest lies, misconceptions, and misunderstandings from liberals on health care reform
  • Is FHA Next? II

    09/18/2009 10:42:09 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 2 replies · 239+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/18/2009 | Mike Volpe
    There's more troubling news regarding FHA loans. The Federal Housing Administration has been hit so hard by the mortgage crisis that for the first time, the agency's cash reserves will drop below the minimum level set by Congress, FHA officials said. The FHA guaranteed about a quarter of all U.S. home loans made this year, and the reserves are meant as a financial cushion to ensure that the agency can cover unexpected losses. "It's very serious," FHA Commissioner David H. Stevens said in an interview. "There's nothing more serious that we're addressing right now, outside the housing crisis in general,...
  • The President Has a Math Problem

    09/17/2009 2:21:46 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 391+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/17/2009 | Mike Volpe
    In mortgages, there's a trick that mortgage professionals use to hide costs. It's called "rolling in the costs". It's pretty simple. Let's say you owe $115,000 and closing costs are $3000. So, a mortgage broker will simply make your loan $118,000. The $3000 in closing costs are "rolled into the loan". They don't go away. Borrowers just don't see them because there aren't any out of pocket expense associated with them. Instead, you just owe that much more on your mortgage. You'll get that much less when you sell and your payment is that much higher. You aren't winning. All...
  • Health care reform faces inconvenient questions

    09/15/2009 1:29:56 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 226+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/15/2009 | Susan Ferrichio
    Now that President Obama has outlined his goals for an overhaul of the American health care system, Democrats are trying to fashion new legislation that will include all of Obama's aims. The president wants a new government-run insurance program, additional regulations for the insurance industry and rules requiring all Americans to buy insurance if they can afford it or be given coverage if they can't. Obama's plan draws elements from the multiple bills in Congress. But in trying to merge the ideas into a compromise bill, Democratic leaders face a series of inconvenient questions:
  • ObamaCare is Too Good to Be True

    09/13/2009 3:59:58 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 11 replies · 329+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 09/13/2009 | Debra Saunders
    Toward the end of his speech on health care Wednesday night, President Obama said that he had been thinking a lot about the phrase "the character of our country." Too bad the president's speech had all the character of a free lunch. Obama argued for the moral imperative of providing quality health care for all Americans -- but it's not such a moral imperative that most people should have to pay for it.
  • A Rose By Any Other Name...

    09/04/2009 6:53:18 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 189+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/04/2009 | Mike Volpe
    ...Is still a public option. With health care reform now flailing the President is weighing his options. There are those that say that he may give up the public option for an alternative. We'll all wait and see, but, make no mistake, any government involvement is still a public option, and all public options will lead to single payer health care.
  • New Facts Undercut Old Positions on Immigration

    09/03/2009 6:10:47 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 7 replies · 390+ views ^ | 09/03/2009 | Michael Barrone
    Before leaving for his vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Barack Obama said the next big item on his legislative agenda -- well, after health care and cap-and-trade and maybe labor's bill to effectively abolish secret ballots in union elections -- was immigration reform. What he has in mind, apparently, is something like the comprehensive immigration bills that foundered in the House in 2006 and in the Senate in 2007. These featured guest-worker and enforcement provisions, as well as a path to legalization.
  • The Dirty Little Secret of Preventative Care and Costs

    09/02/2009 12:01:51 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 7 replies · 502+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/02/2009 | Mike Volpe
    A new study on the supposed cost savings of preventative care has put a mack truck hole in the idea that giving everyone access to preventative care will save health care costs. Using data from long-standing clinical trials, researchers projected the cost of caring for people with Type 2 diabetes as they progress from diagnosis to various complications and death. Enrolling federally-insured patients in a simple but aggressive program to control the disease would cost the government $1,024 per person per year -- money that largely would be recovered after 25 years through lower spending on dialysis, kidney transplants, amputations...
  • You Can Put Lipstick on a Liberal...

    08/27/2009 11:20:25 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 10 replies · 428+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/27/2009 | Mike Volpe
    There is now a plethora of analysis about where Obama's health care plans went wrong, where his agenda went wrong, and why his popularity is dropping like a lead balloon. The best analysis came from Scott Rasmussen. Rasmussen said that support for health care reform was tanking because it is the culmination of a multitude of domestic policies the public doesn't like: the stimulus, cash for clunkers, the bailouts, etc. The public had finally gotten fed up and their pent up anger had reached its limits.
  • Obama's Reality Problem

    08/26/2009 7:32:59 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 3 replies · 414+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 08/26/2009 | Michael Gerson
    At first it seemed plausible that President Obama had a communications problem on health care -- to which the solution was always more and more Obama. But exposure did not translate into persuasion. Then it seemed useful to diagnose a partisan problem, blaming a small minority of congressional obstructionists and town hall crazies for frustrating the will of the majority -- until polls showed a majority opposing Democratic approaches to health reform. More Americans (according to a recent Washington Post poll) now think that health quality, costs and their own insurance coverage will get worse under Obamacare than believe these...
  • Waxman about to double-cross pharmaceuticals on ObamaCare?

    08/26/2009 3:08:49 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 320+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 08/26/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama picked up considerable political support for his overhaul of the American health-care system by promising a limit on price concessions to the pharmaceutical manufacturers. They signed onto ObamaCare after getting assurances that their givebacks would amount to no more than $80 billion over 10 years and that the federal government would not try to bargain for lower pricing using its advantage through Medicare. Henry Waxman plans to renege on just about every aspect of that agreement: