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  • Spokesman: Obama 'absolutely' the most transparent president

    07/13/2014 11:32:50 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama is “absolutely” the most transparent president in history, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Sunday after the White House received a letter from signed by a dozen top journalists’ groups complaining about the administration’s policies toward the media. “There are a number of steps that we've taken to give people greater insight into what's happening at the White House,” Earnest said in an interview with CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” The letter, signed by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Poynter Institute, among others, accuses the White House of "politically driven suppression of news and information about federal...
  • #3818 - Former Jordanian PM...Explains Arab Politicians' Doubletalk...

    05/04/2013 1:41:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 1/4/13
    "...I say that America is an enemy to appease you, and I say it is a friend in order to get you food. Which do you prefer?"
  • On Naivety and Marco Rubio (Rush)

    04/30/2013 6:14:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-30-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is A.J., San Francisco.  A.J., thank you for holding.  Great to have out program.  Hello. CALLER:  Yes, I had a question Rush.  On your Friday show you took a call and you said that if the GOP passes the immigration law, it's the end of the GOP, they'd be dead.  On yesterday's show you took a call from somebody and you said that Marco Rubio is a true conservative, basically we should still support him. So my question to you is, how can we support somebody who is sponsoring a bill that will kill the GOP?...
  • Language of politics: Jerry Brown, Barack Obama

    07/20/2012 2:21:49 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    How far would a politician get if he spoke plainly and you didn’t have to decipher or read between the lines to understand him? Yeah, not far. Here’s today’s example. ...
  • Rush Limbaugh dings Newt Gingrich, Day Two

    01/11/2012 5:01:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh dings Newt Gingrich, Day Two Comments (5) By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 1/11/12 5:12 PM EST Rush Limbaugh spent a second day lacing into Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry over their hits on Mitt Romney about Bain Capital, providing extremely useful cover for the front-runner — a candidate whose praises he has not often sung during the primary: This is not conservatism. It's the polar opposite of conservatism. It's the language used to take away economic freedom. Vulture capitalism, bleeding companies dry? This is not what happens. Don't mistake me. I'm all for going after Romney or any other...
  • Are You Sitting Down? (Shortened Title

    01/11/2012 12:07:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, let me find this. This is from TheHill.com. You are not going to like this. Let me just read it to you. It is by an Jonathan Easley (I always like to put the journalist's name to the story), and we're gonna assume that it's true. We don't know if it is or not. It's in the mainstream media. "On the heels of his decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney took the attacks on his private sector record used by GOP rivals and turned them against President Obama. Romney's critics have...
  • Who said: "...raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure."? (Obama in 2006)

    04/13/2011 6:53:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Sundries Shack .com ^ | 01/04/11 | Jimmie
    Andrew McCarthy found a very convincing argument Republicans can use in the upcoming debate over whether to increase the debt ceiling... The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills....
  • Jihad, Dishonesty and Double Talk in Britain

    04/25/2009 3:25:23 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 266+ views
    BRITANNIA RADIO - Blog ^ | Fri, 2009-04-24 09:41 | From the desk of A. Millar
    SNIPPET: "In the last few days, Arunachalam Chrishanthakumar, a leading member of the Tamil community in Britain was convicted of supplying bomb-making parts to the Tamil Tigers – a designated terrorist organization, banned both by Britain and the EU. According to the Guardian, the police had become aware of Chrishanthakumar’s activities five years ago, but had merely warned him to “stop buying electrical components.” This is perhaps all the more remarkable when one considers that in 2002 the Tamil Tigers – although nationalist rather than Islamist – leant support to Harakat-al Mujahideen, a Pakistani militant group affiliated with al-Qaeda. More...
  • CHAPIN: Destroy nuclear facilities now

    03/18/2009 11:50:49 AM PDT · by JZelle · 7 replies · 430+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-18-09 | Roger Chapin
    Unwittingly, our president is taking a hugely unwarranted risk by offering to negotiate with the Iranians while having publicly proclaimed that we cannot allow them to have nuclear weapons. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will necessarily have to assume that once it becomes fully apparent Iran won't voluntarily abandon its nuclear quest, the United States will launch a pre-emptive strike. And if not, Israel certainly will. We in turn would be foolhardy not to assume Iran would seek to clandestinely obtain nuclear warheads from Russia or North Korea in order to launch its own pre-emptive attacks. And given that the Russians...
  • Presidential Double-talk... Newsweek finally realizes that Obama is a typical politician

    03/08/2009 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Painesright · 52 replies · 2,271+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 03/07/09 | Robert J. Samuelson
    Barack Obama is a great pretender. He constantly says he's doing things that he isn't, and he relies on his powerful rhetoric to obscure the difference. He has made "responsibility" a personal theme, and the budget's cover line is "A New Era of Responsibility." He claims that the budget begins "making the tough choices necessary to restore fiscal discipline." It doesn't. If Obama were "responsible," he would be leading a candid conversation about government's size and role. Who deserves support and why? How big can government grow before higher taxes and deficits harm long-term economic growth? Although Obama claims to...
  • Inhofe Warns ‘Durbin Doctrine’ is New ‘Fairness Doctrine’

    03/06/2009 10:40:43 AM PST · by Delacon · 10 replies · 1,263+ views
    Senate.gov ^ | March 4, 2009 | Senator James Inhofe
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday evening, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) issued a warning on the Senate Floor about the dangers of Democrats’ latest attempt to stifle Free Speech through their efforts to promote diversity in communication media ownership and promote Broadcast Localism.  Though the Senate last week passed legislation (S.Amdt.573) that prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstituting the fairness doctrine, it also approved an amendment by Senator Dick Durbin (R-Ill.), “encouraging and promoting diversity in communication media ownership,” which is really just a new means of censorship on the airways and will give the FCC unfettered authority to...
  • DOUBLESPEAK, WHAT IS IT?

    12/07/2008 12:18:28 PM PST · by patriotunderground · 98+ views
    THE PATRIOT UNDERGROUND ^ | 12-07-08 | PATRICK HENRY
    Citizenhip issue was reported today on Baynews9. Can anyone post a copy of the report? The news channel is in the Tampa area and has wide coverage.
  • McCain Looses Mind, and Mine

    02/14/2008 8:08:16 PM PST · by Antenna Wilde · 30 replies · 535+ views
    02/14/08 | Antenna Wilde
    02/14/08 by Antenna Wilde On Feb. 13th Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would try to advance a revision bill (S.2248) that would prohibit the CIA from using interrogation techniques not authorized by the U.S.Army Field Manual. "Agreeing on one standard of interrogation will help restore our moral leadership in the world, and certainly that is needed," said Reid. "In the long run, torture does not help the United States. The information isn't reliable, puts our troops at risk and undermines our counterinsurgency efforts." This echoed the long held opinion of Sen.John McCain, R-Az., who was expected to be...
  • HAS MITT ROMNEY BEEN A DOUBLE-TALKER ON HOMOSEXUAL ISSUES, ABORTION AND PORNOGRAPHY?

    12/09/2007 10:41:23 AM PST · by carolgr · 69 replies · 256+ views
    THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE WORKER ^ | 12-05-2007 | GARY GLENN
    What is the definition of hypocrisy? Is America being poisoned with the “Biblically incorrect” cancer of double talking “politically correct” politicians? Gary Glenn is the President of the American Family Association of Michigan. Personally speaking, as an individual citizen aside from the AFA Mr. Glenn has put together an eye-opening information piece relative to Gov. Romney’s “faith in America” speech. …………………………………………………………. Gary Glenn, for purposes of identification only, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, offers the following comments prior to Gov. Romney's "Faith in America" speech...CONTACT: Gary Glenn 989-430-0652 (cell) Americans concerned about protecting life and traditional family...
  • Even ascendant Dems wary of 'liberal' label

    11/12/2007 7:38:21 AM PST · by freespirited · 32 replies · 46+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/12/07 | David P. Kuhn
    Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked this summer if she would describe herself as a “liberal.” The Democratic front-runner shied away, saying the “word” — noticeably not using the word — has taken on a connotation that “describes big government. “I prefer the word ‘progressive,’” she said. It has a “real American meaning.” Then she expanded the term to “modern progressive,” and, finally, clarified that she was a “modern American progressive.” These are heady days for Democrats. The party is favored by almost all measures in the coming presidential contest. But while Democrats are emboldened, they remain wary of the term...
  • Hillary Reveals Her Inner Self

    11/01/2007 10:04:27 PM PDT · by gpapa · 88 replies · 258+ views
    OpinionJournal.com ^ | November 2, 2007 | Peggy Noonan
    The story isn't that the Democrats finally took on Hillary Clinton. Nor is it that they were gentlemanly to the point of gingerly and tentative. There was an air of "Please, somebody kill her for me so I can jump in and show high minded compassion at her plight!" Barack Obama, with his elegance and verbal fluency really did seem like that great and famous political figure from his home state of Illinois--Adlai Sevenson, who was not at all hungry, not at all mean, and operated at a step removed from the grubby game. Mr. Obama is like someone who...
  • Clinton Cackles, Lies about Iraq Vote

    09/13/2007 8:56:24 PM PDT · by indcons · 6 replies · 885+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | September 13, 2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mrs. Clinton got the next question from Bill Maher. "Senator Clinton, all the Senators here except Senator Obama voted for the Iraq war resolution in 2002 saying their decision was based on intelligence they believed to be accurate at the time. In other words, George Bush fooled you. Why should Americans vote for somebody who can be fooled by George Bush?" HILLARY: (Cackling). Well, Bill, it was a little more complicated than that. I sought out expert opinions from a wide variety of sources, people inside and outside the government, people in my husband's administration, and I...
  • Forbes on Giuliani (I am pro-life -- but the policies he pursued help the pro-life cause)"

    04/02/2007 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 209 replies · 2,324+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 2, 2007 | TOM BEVAN
    Forbes also noted that voters should look at the effect of Giuliani's policies while in office. "Thanks to Giuliani's success on welfare reform, where rolls were cut 60%, the abortion rate in New York City fell faster than the national average," Forbes said. "Rudy may be pro-choice -- and I happen to be pro-life -- but the policies he pursued help the pro-life cause."In an interview yesterday, publishing mogul and former Republican Presidential candidate Steve Forbes elaborated on his endorsement last week of Rudy Giuliani for President. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Forbes said Giuliani was the "real fiscal...
  • Questions for John McCain (on Roe v Wade)

    02/19/2007 6:18:09 PM PST · by freespirited · 5 replies · 230+ views
    CBN News ^ | 2/19/07 | David Brody
    It's time for John McCain to go under the microscope. There is a quote from his past on the issue of abortion that raises questions as to just how committed McCain is when it comes to supporting the repeal of Roe vs. Wade. This is welcome news to Mitt Romney, who, so far, has been the only candidate under the microscope for his past statements on abortion and would like nothing better than McCain to be seen as a flip flopper. It may be a tough sell but there is some potential data to consider. McCain has always said he...
  • Sen. Clinton: More forces needed in Afghanistan

    01/15/2007 5:12:29 PM PST · by mdittmar · 47 replies · 1,089+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 16, 2007 | Scott Schonauer, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition,
    LANDSTUHL, Germany — U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Monday that Afghanistan has made some progress, but the country is “tottering” and needs more troops to finish off Taliban and al-Qaida forces. Clinton, D-N.Y., was in Germany on Monday with Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and U.S. Rep. John McHugh, R-N.Y., after traveling to Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan over the weekend. The congressional delegation met with wounded servicemembers at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Ramstein Air Base before heading back to the United States. “I’m encouraged by the progress in Afghanistan, but Afghanistan is tottering,” Clinton said. “We’ve got to...
  • Woe Be Unto Those Who Offend "Little Ones"

    08/02/2006 3:16:20 AM PDT · by aerotsmith · 114 replies · 1,662+ views
    8-1-06 | JOHN W LILLPOP
    Israel's air attack on Qana on July 30 resulted in the death of 37 children. Hezbelloh has been accused on using civilians, including children, as human shields. The Israeli government claims that the death of innocent children was a "tragic mistake." Regardless of the underlying facts, 37 precious children are dead. Victims of non-ending war in the Middle East. Media images of those dead and mutilated children are haunting reminders of the horror of war and the carnage visited upon the most innocent and vulnerable among us. Seeing dead and suffering children also brings to mind the stern warning issued...
  • Restoring the Republic .. California’s golden budget surplus...

    01/13/2006 8:15:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 383+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 1/12/06 | Shawn Black
    We all know and understand that budget management and leadership requires flexibility, common sense and cooperation. Representing common principles and conviction, Republicans and Democrats were elected to positions of trust and have sworn to serve their constituents. Somehow, many in Sacramento have forgotten their pledges, or ignored them altogether. I am speaking about our state budget fiasco, irresponsibility and double talk we have sadly grown accustomed to. We all remember the golden “surplus years” in California. California Republican Governors have historically; overcome huge and impossible budget deficits. They proceeded to prepare for the future and to protect a golden surplus...
  • [Jeb] Bush: Science comes before intelligent design [Jeb gets the message]

    12/26/2005 8:37:06 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 506 replies · 5,661+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 26 December 2005 | Daniel A. Ricker
    Questioned about the national debate over ''intelligent design,'' [Florida] Gov. Jeb Bush last week said he's more interested in seeing some evolution of the science standards that Florida public school students must meet. He wants those standards to become more rigorous -- and raising the standards should take priority over discussing whether intelligent design has a place in the public schools' curriculum, he said. Nationally, the discussion over whether to teach intelligent design -- a concept that says life is too complex to have occurred without the involvement of a higher force -- in public school classes heated up after...
  • The mean trick on the critics

    11/15/2005 11:56:14 AM PST · by JZelle · 483+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-15-05 | Wes Pruden
    Now for the pause that refreshes. George W. Bush is off to China, where with a little luck he'll hear nary a discouraging word and the skies will be cloudy for only part of the day. He let the Democrats have the other barrel of double-ought buckshot just as he left on the long flight to Asia, reprising the harsh rhetoric of last week targeting critics for sending mixed signals to both the troops and to an enemy that needs no encouraging. "Reasonable people can disagree about the conduct of the war," he said, "but it is irresponsible for Democrats...
  • I am an American, of Chinese ancestry, who moved here 3 years ago...

    11/03/2005 1:02:24 PM PST · by Iratus discipulus · 272 replies · 2,198+ views
    November 3, 2005 | A FED UP college student
    I am the odd loner in my community who enjoys hearing tales of our American founding fathers, our heroes and was always completely fascinated by the letter of Sullivan Ballou by the civil war, the human struggle for an ideal they, themselves perhaps know little of... I would not go into detail what promted me to write this, perhaps I needed a channel to spout out my intense discomfort after having to constantly listen to and deal with professors in my college and their utter hypocrisy. I Love this country, I love it personally. I love the people; I love...
  • Opera, Firefox squabble over best-browser claim

    06/13/2005 3:51:28 AM PDT · by Panerai · 9 replies · 669+ views
    Cnet ^ | June 10, 2005 | Ingrid Marson
    A Mozilla Foundation employee has lashed out at Opera Software for claiming it won a best-browser award, saying the award was actually won by open-source browser Firefox. Opera sent out a press release last week claiming it had been named the best Web browser by technology magazine PC World. "A winning streak: Opera once again wins PC World's World Class Award for best Web browser," according to the release. A few days later, Asa Dotzler, an employee at the Mozilla Foundation, claimed that PC World had named Firefox as the best browser. "Firefox not only won the coveted Product of...
  • Bush's budget gyrations

    01/05/2005 9:00:34 AM PST · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 491+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Wednesday, January 05, 2005 | Dan Simpson
    The administration is crunching numbers like crazy, but it can't obscure the giant holes being created We are now about to see the Bush administration carry out some maneuvers with respect to the budget level for this year that will call to mind an NFL quarterback being chased by three or four vicious linemen wanting to sack him, and break some bones as well, if possible. The problem for President Bush, with his inauguration and State of the Union speeches coming up, is this: During the campaign, sincerely or insincerely, he pledged to do something about the soaring budget deficit,...
  • THE TWO JOHNS: SO WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR LUNCH?

    10/17/2004 7:34:22 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 706+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2004 | GREGORY BORSE
    The Two Johns: So What Do You Want for Lunch? (election levity) Written by Gregory Borse Sunday, October 17, 2004 A new reality television series is being launched by Al Gore's fledgling cable channel. Titled ''The Two Johns,'' the series will capture the riveting behind-the-scenes action as two rich, white liberals plot their run for the White House during the 2004 presidential campaign. While the series is still in production, a special screening of previously filmed footage was made available to the press for review. Here's a snip: John: ''So what do you want for lunch?'' John: ''You know, we...
  • V A N I T Y - Need help with sKerry quote from debates

    10/09/2004 6:21:52 PM PDT · by Trident/Delta · 24 replies · 849+ views
    The town-hall debate | Today | Trident/Delta
    I apologize for the vanity. I was reading a CNN review of the debates. If the quote they attribute to Kerry is correct, then it is a smoking-gun bombshell. During the repartee regarding Supreme Court appointments, did sKerry really say "I would look for someone who would interpret the Constitution according to the law" Excuse me?!?!Ah, Lurch, it is supposed be the other way around.Can this be confirmed????Semper Curious
  • KERRY: A PARODY OF A POLITICIAN

    07/17/2004 11:00:32 AM PDT · by forest · 22 replies · 1,423+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News (FRON) ^ | 7-17-04 | Doug Fiedor
    "I voted for the war, before I voted against it," John Kerry admitted. Fast forward to the Larry King show and Kerry admitted that he was not yet briefed on national security issues. Kerry stated that he was too busy for a national security briefing. "Well, I haven't been briefed yet, Larry. They have offered to brief me. I just haven't had time," Kerry explained. Then, last week, there was some talk in Washington about the possibility of postponing the presidential election in case of a significant terrorist attack on the United States. Suddenly, Kerry found the time to make...
  • MARCHING INSTRUCTIONS FOR DEMOCRATS

    03/17/2004 5:58:20 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 122 replies · 616+ views
    boortz.com ^ | March 17, 2004 | Neal Boortz
    By now I'm sure you've heard of www.democraticunderground.com ... a website where your Democrat neighbors can go to trade ideas and thoughts about this year's election. One of our alert listeners lifted a few postings on this website that I thought you might enjoy. Here, my friends, are your loving, compassionate Democratic neighbors at work. Why don't we all sit back and let them chose our next president ... waddaya say? Here's the first post: As we've heard again and again recently, if we are going to beat this bunch of rule breaking GOP misanthropes, we're going to have to...
  • Dean vs. Dean -- pass it on!

    01/06/2004 6:47:00 PM PST · by jagrmeister · 16 replies · 147+ views
    ElephantParty ^ | 1/6/2003 | Jagrmeister
    Freepers, You can help give Bush an early advantage in the general election with his near-certain opponent, Howard Dean. Over the last few days, I've put together a feature called "Dean vs. Dean" which shows what it would sound like if Howard Dean debated himself. All the quotes are taken directly from Howard Dean himself (all quotes are followed by their source to validate their origins). It's a humorous read. Here's what we can do: create an e-mail campaign where we get this piece out to as many people as possible. Please forward it to your friends, family - even...
  • Stop appeasing Russia

    04/03/2003 5:43:12 AM PST · by Norm640 · 83 replies · 319+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 04-03-03 | Svante E. Cornell
    <p>Evidence that Russia has sold advanced weapons to Iraq in recent months is a serious accusation against a putative ally of America. But, it should come as no surprise. While posing as a key ally ever since September 11, Vladimir Putin's Russia has covertly, but systematically, counteracted American national interests in the Middle East, as well as in Central and Northeast Asia. The Bush administration has been aware of Russia's actions, but downplayed rather than confronting them to keep relations at a good level. It is now time to re-evaluate Russia's role in American foreign policy and to end a potentially counterproductive policy of appeasement.</p>