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  • Obama: I can tell who an immigrant is by “looking at faces”

    11/27/2013 6:32:28 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Wednesday November 27, 2013
    As I was getting a tour of DreamWorks, I didn’t ask, but just looking at faces, I could tell there were some folks who are here not because they were born here, but because they want to be here and they bring extraordinary talents to the United States. And that’s part of what makes America special. And that’s part of what, by the way, makes California special, because it’s always been this magnet of dreamers and strivers.
  • Obama: 'The Problem Is ... I’m Not the Emperor of the United States'

    02/15/2013 11:25:12 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 15, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Obama: 'The Problem Is ... I’m Not the Emperor of the United States' Daniel Halper February 15, 2013 1:42 PM In a Google hangout last evening, President Barack Obama explained that his problem is that he's "not the emperor of the United States": "This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency," said Obama. "The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed."
  • Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh Take Stage for N. Korea Leader Kim Jong Un in Bizarre Disney Show

    07/08/2012 4:55:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, July 8, 2012 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PYONGYANG, North Korea — Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un, in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters. Performers dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and others danced and pranced as footage from “Snow White,” “Dumbo,” “Beauty and the Beast” and other Disney movies played on a massive backdrop, according to still photos shown on state TV. The inclusion of characters popular in the West — particularly from the United States, North Korea’s wartime enemy — is a notable change in direction for performances in Pyongyang. Actors...
  • US, Afghanistan agree to crucial deal on night raids

    04/08/2012 6:53:19 AM PDT · by Doogle · 10 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 04/08/12 | AP via FOX
    KABUL – The Afghan government and the U.S. signed a deal Sunday governing night raids by American troops, resolving an issue that had threatened to derail a larger pact governing a U.S. presence in the country for decades to come. The raids were a constant source of tension between Kabul and Washington. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called repeatedly to stop the raids, saying that they are provocative when carried out by foreign troops. The U.S. military has said such operations are essential for capturing Taliban and Al Qaeda commanders. A resolution of this dispute is a key step toward...
  • Administration grants exemptions on Iran sanctions

    03/20/2012 2:53:08 PM PDT · by Doogle · 5 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 3/20/12 | Judson Berger
    The United States is offering some breathing room in its seemingly ironclad set of sanctions against Iran, underscoring the difficulty the U.S. and other countries may have in truly freezing out the Iranian regime. The State Department on Tuesday announced exemptions for 11 countries from the newly passed economic sanctions expected to hit Iran's financial and energy sectors. By summer, the U.S. is expected to penalize nations that make oil purchases through Iran's central bank unless they can show they've made a significant reduction in their Iranian oil supply.
  • Media Silent as Audience Instructed to Applaud Obama

    09/06/2011 5:03:59 PM PDT · by Doogle · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/06/11 | Ben Howe
    My first thought was, “perhaps this is simply how it’s done.” After all, they were playing ‘Hail to the Chief,’ which, for all I know, informs them to stand at attention. But then I noticed that people seemed to be moving about, and a few were even holding up camera phones and filming the event. It made me wonder if the audience was even comprised entirely of military, which would of course raise further questions as to why there were no unprompted cheers.
  • Obama Says Race a Key Component in Tea Party Protests

    03/04/2011 10:16:28 AM PST · by Doogle · 43 replies
    USNews ^ | 3/2/11 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    African-Americans have been an integral part of the White House since it was built in part by slaves. In Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House, veteran U.S. News White House reporter Kenneth T. Walsh traces this sometimes fraught history from its roots all the way to the Barack Obama presidency. As he began his second year in office, Obama's presidency was not going well. His legislation to overhaul the healthcare system was still bogged down in Congress. The unemployment rate, which polls showed was the top concern of most Americans, remained stubbornly high at about...
  • Dum BO (Vanity)

    10/01/2010 1:49:44 PM PDT · by be-baw · 8 replies
    moi | 10/1/10 | be-baw
    Nick Danger taught me that ridicule is a powerful instrument in getting rid of the bad guys. If it's accurate, it's fair game. I have a suggestion for a moniker for our illustrious president: Dum BO, Pin it on him. Watch what happens. Get out the popcorn. Anybody got any pictures of BO's ears?
  • Administration's 'Silent Raids' Lead to Firings, Not Deportations

    07/10/2010 6:02:56 AM PDT · by Doogle · 11 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 07/10/10 | FOXS
    The Obama administration’s new approach to dealing with companies that hire illegal immigrants results in firings, not deportations, the New York Times reported Friday. Instead of immigration sweeps at factories and farms which used to lead to illegal workers being shipped out of the country, the administration’s new policy—government conducted audits labeled “silent raids” by employers—usually only result in the workers losing their jobs, the Times said. The Times article comes just over a week after the president delivered his highly anticipated speech on immigration reform, which was criticized on both ends of the political spectrum.
  • Caption photo: Obama with giant teleprompter

    06/10/2010 6:13:24 AM PDT · by boughtwithaprice · 100 replies · 539+ views
  • Groomer killed by elephant identified

    04/11/2010 5:10:26 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 19 replies · 660+ views
    Citizens Voice (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 4/11/2010 | Matthew Harris
    WILKES-BARRE - With fellow personnel still grieving and performing, the groomer killed by a circus elephant was identified following an autopsy Saturday. Andrew Anderton, 48, of Florida, died from multiple traumatic injuries over his entire body, Luzerne County Coroner John Corcoran said. The death was ruled accidental and it didn't appear the elephant, a female named Dumbo, attacked Anderton, Corcoran said. "If these animals just bump you, you're in trouble," he said. "It was tragic." Corcoran said he could not release the exact location Anderton called home because family members were still being notified, he said. The African elephant did...
  • White House: Failed plane attack an attempted act of terrorism(Obama told 3 HOURS AFTER PLANE LANDS)

    12/25/2009 6:01:47 PM PST · by Brytani · 640 replies · 18,876+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 25, 2009 | Scott Butterworth and Spencer S. Hsu
    A White House official said the incident was an attempted act of terrorism. The FBI is investigating and President Obama, celebrating Christmas in Hawaii, was told of the incident about three hours after the plane landed, officials said. Obama has told White House officials that all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air travel, a spokesman said. Nevertheless, officials said, they are not prepared to raise the terrorism alert level, currently at orange -- or the second-highest of five levels -- for domestic and international air travel.
  • Bush: Obama Has No Clue

    09/16/2009 4:14:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies · 1,609+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 15/9/09 | Jim Meyers
    President George W. Bush's former speechwriter Matt Latimer reveals that Bush considered Barack Obama unfit for the White House and predicted that vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin would be a disaster for the GOP. "After one of Obama's blistering speeches against the administration, the president had a very human reaction: He was ticked off," Latimer writes in his forthcoming book, "Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor," which has been excerpted in the October issue of GQ. "He came in one day to rehearse a speech, fuming. 'This is a dangerous world,' he said for no apparent reason, 'and this...
  • The Empire Strikes Back

    05/17/2009 10:18:04 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 52 replies · 2,976+ views
    A Picture is worth a thousand words...God Bless You, Mr. Cheney....................................................................................................
  • Bill Haling: Where’s the outrage? (Hussein triples nation's debt in just 2 months? WOW!)

    04/01/2009 4:03:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 2,003+ views
    Summit Daily ^ | 3/24/09 | Bill Haling
    Bill Haling: Where’s the outrage? President Obama has been in office just 60 days and we have tripled the nation’s debt. Wow! All those that voted for change certainly got it — along with the rest of the taxpayers. Everyone knows this depression is Bush’s fault. “Give the stimulus time!” is the response. The Bush depression will take time for the Democrats to rescue this country. How long will it take for our children and grandchildren to pay for the excesses? Any outrage? The news of AIG paying $165 million in executive bonuses has certainly created a lot of media...
  • Obama strikes back at budget critics

    02/28/2009 1:04:10 PM PST · by topfile · 178 replies · 6,188+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2009 | Jon Ward
    President Obama on Saturday struck back aggressively at critics of his $3.6 trillion budget proposal, casting himself as a populist crusader whose "sweeping change" has angered Washington's entrenched special interests, and promised to fight them. "I realize that passing this budget won't be easy. Because it represents real and dramatic change, it also represents a threat to the status quo in Washington," Mr. Obama said in his weekly video and radio address. Mr. Obama's language was combative and confrontational, as he promised to fight for "American families." "I know these steps won't sit well with the special interests and lobbyists...
  • Obama banks on pollution reductions

    02/26/2009 2:52:16 PM PST · by topfile · 27 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2009 | Tom LoBianco
    President Barack Obama's first budget includes $15 billion a year for renewable energy programs and an ambitious plan to raise $646 billion from a carbon reduction proposal. "Because our future depends on our ability to break free from oil that's controlled by foreign dictators, we need to make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy," Mr. Obama said Thursday morning. "That's why we'll be working with Congress on legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy." The plan uses money from a cap-and-trade program — which would allow companies to...
  • Obama to Propose Massive Greenhouse Gas Tax

    02/21/2009 5:36:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 333 replies · 15,480+ views
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 | Kristinn
    Barack Hussein Obama will propose a massive business tax on greenhouse gases in his FY 2010 federal budget to be presented this week.The massive tax increase and power grab was buried at the end on article on Obama's forthcoming budget proposal in The New York Times:On energy policy, Mr. Obama’s budget will show new revenues by 2012 from his proposal to require companies to buy permits from the government for greenhouse gas emissions above a certain cap. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the permits would raise up to $300 billion a year by 2020. Since companies would pass their...
  • Caption Obama and President Bush

    11/11/2008 5:42:53 PM PST · by Sig Sauer P220 · 24 replies · 296+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/10/08 | none
  • Queen's growing concern over eco warrior Charles

    02/02/2007 10:18:47 AM PST · by kalee · 32 replies · 1,062+ views
    This Is London.co.uk ^ | 02/02/07 | unattributed
    The Queen is growing increasingly 'concerned' that the Prince of Wales is embarrassing other members of the royal family in fighting a public eco war. ... Senior royal sources said Her Majesty fears his green revolution is leading to tensions within the family.... A senior source said: ... "Some of the more junior members of the family have been embarrassed by it. Perhaps one should remember that, while Her Majesty remains Head of State of this country, all the royal family must be seen to be working hard under her stewardship and, of course, in harmony." ... Charles took a...
  • Is Senator Barack Obama trying to define when the Global War on Terrorism ends?

    01/30/2007 6:48:08 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies · 344+ views
    The Library of Congress ^ | 1/30/06 | Senator Barack Obama
    This is a bill introduced by Senator Barack Obama,1/4/2007.S.117 Title: A bill to amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to improve benefits and services for members of the Armed Forces, veterans of the Global War on Terrorism, and other veterans, to require reports on the effects of the Global War on Terrorism, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack [IL] (introduced 1/4/2007) Cosponsors (1) Latest Major Action: 1/4/2007 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
  • Obama Calls for Universal Health Care

    01/25/2007 8:38:25 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 188 replies · 5,165+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1/25/07 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Every American should have health care coverage within six years, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Thursday as he set an ambitious goal soon after jumping into the 2008 presidential race. "The time has come for universal health care in America," Obama said at a conference of Families USA, a health care advocacy group. "I am absolutely determined that by the end of the first term of the next president, we should have universal health care in this country," the Illinois senator said. Obama was previewing what is shaping up to be a theme of the 2008 Democratic...
  • Caption Obama

    01/22/2007 9:05:27 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 24 replies · 780+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 1/18/07 | staff
  • The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

    12/29/2006 6:39:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies · 1,437+ views
    Commentary ^ | December 2006 | Yuval Levin
    The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama By Reviewed by Yuval Levin From issue: December 2006 Off and RunningThe Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama Crown. 364 pp. $25.00 Barack Obama, the Democratic star of the moment in American politics, is the junior Senator from Illinois, and for the past two years has been the only black member of the U.S. Senate. Elected after seven years in the Illinois state legislature and a short career as a lawyer and community activist in Chicago, he first came to national prominence when John F. Kerry...
  • Rare Daley move: Endorses Obama for primary

    12/20/2006 5:40:07 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 21 replies · 421+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/20/2006 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Daley has decided to abandon his long-standing tradition of remaining neutral in Democratic primaries and endorse Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential race, City Hall sources said Tuesday. "Here you have not only an Illinoisan, but a Chicagoan who is a major contender for the highest office in the land. . . . When in our history have we ever had a favorite son this close to [the White House]? Why not get on board early?" said a Daley confidant, who asked to remain unnamed. "Hillary Clinton has been a great senator, a wonderful civic leader....
  • RICK WARREN: Obama is "amazing" and has "got the stuff" to be Prez...

    12/18/2006 10:33:05 AM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 136 replies · 6,510+ views
    TownHall ^ | 12.18.06 | Kevin McCullough
    Remember back when Rick Warren was adamantly denying that his inviting Barack Obama to his HIV conference had anything to do with politics? Well - if that's the case - why is it that he's now TALKING POLITICS on CNN and sending the message that "Obama's Da Man"?
  • Property deal takes the shine off Obama

    12/17/2006 9:43:17 AM PST · by wagglebee · 47 replies · 1,682+ views
    London Times ^ | 12/17/06 | Sarah Baxter
    THE hottest potential contender for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama, has come under scrutiny for his links to a shady businessman over the purchase of his $1.65m (now £845,000) family home in Chicago. After winning extraordinary adulation, the honeymoon period of the senator for Illinois is coming to an end. Obama, a relative political novice, is being mocked for his middle name, Hussein — “like the dictator” as a member of his staff helpfully put it — and pilloried as Odumbo the elephant because of his jug ears. The public is beginning to learn that the charismatic senator...
  • The Man From Nowhere

    12/16/2006 9:03:35 AM PST · by Man of the Right · 53 replies · 1,315+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 16, 2006 | Peggy Noonan
    Peggy cites the pop-culture glitterai who are ga-ga over Obama; opines on his book; and concludes he's a narcissist. Caveat Emptor.
  • MoDo and Barack Hussein (Odumbo Obama confronts NYTimes Star for ear mockery) lib infighting

    12/15/2006 4:14:40 AM PST · by xtinct · 31 replies · 1,759+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 12-14-06 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here we go with Barack Obama. As you know, he was up in New Hampshire -- do you know, by the way, TV ads for Barack Obama are going to start airing this weekend? Presidential ads for Barack Obama in New Hampshire start airing this weekend. Hillary, I think, is starting to get panicked because she's called up all of Bubba's old buddies, Carville and Begala and Joe Lockhart, she had them over to dinner to discuss what to do about this. Her team wasn't there. They're all one team, of course, but publicly Carville and Begala have said,...
  • Angelides Seen as a Drag on the Party. Dems fear a repeat of '94 ticket-wide collapse

    10/08/2006 10:39:47 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 143 replies · 2,314+ views
    LAT ^ | Oct. 9, 2006 | Michael Finnegan and Mark Z. Barabak
    Worried Democrats said Sunday that Phil Angelides failed to achieve the breakthrough he needed in the sole gubernatorial debate and expressed fear that his campaign's trajectory threatened others on the statewide ticket. Fellow Democrat John Garamendi, in a tight race for lieutenant governor against Republican state Sen. Tom McClintock, has started to distance himself from Angelides. On Sunday, the example cited repeatedly by Angelides' disappointed party brethren was the 1994 election, when then-Treasurer Kathleen Brown lost in a landslide and dragged several fellow Democrats down with her. "When you have a situation like we had in 1994, when the top...
  • Legendary Disney artist Joe Grant dies at 96

    05/09/2005 6:39:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 774+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/9/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    GLENDALE, Calif. - Artist and writer Joe Grant, who created such Disney characters as the queen-witch character in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and co-wrote "Dumbo," has died. He was 96. Grant suffered a heart attack on Friday at his Glendale home while working at his drawing board at his studio, according to a statement released by the Walt Disney Co. Born in New York, Grant was the son of a newspaper news editor and moved to Los Angeles with his family as a boy. He was hired to draw cartoons and caricatures of famous figures for the Los...
  • Caption This!

    01/12/2005 12:32:29 PM PST · by pookie18 · 115 replies · 2,803+ views
    e-mail | Brett Noel 1/12/05
    Received the following e-mail from Brett Noel. Brett is among the cartoonists that I use in my Today's Toons threads. He's at This Site. "I am attaching a cartoon for you to have your group find a caption for. Please let me know if you post it, and also what the response is. Thanks, Brett" OK, group...do it!
  • Saving elephants results in exploding population

    11/24/2002 10:35:09 AM PST · by Willie Green · 1 replies · 219+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, November 24, 2002 | David L. Michelmore
    <p>KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa -- Around dusk, the elephants start moving out from the Sabie River into the bush for the night.</p> <p>A big old wrinkly male with huge floppy ears leads a half dozen females, recalcitrant teens and calves across the paved road running beside the river. One of the females flaps her ears and makes a step toward a car that has gotten too close. The car speeds away.</p>
  • OBITUARY: Ward Kimball, 88

    07/09/2002 11:54:53 AM PDT · by archy · 13 replies · 546+ views
    Reuters, via the Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, July 08 2002 | Reuters News Agency
    OBITUARY Ward Kimball, 88 Reuters News Agency Los Angeles — Pioneering animator Ward Kimball, who helped modernize Mickey Mouse's look in 1938 and created the character Jiminy Cricket for the Disney classic Pinocchio, died Monday at age 88. Mr. Kimball, a member of Walt Disney's trusted cadre of cartoon artists known as the "nine old men," died of natural causes at at a hospital in Arcadia, a suburb northeast of Los Angeles, the Walt Disney Co. said in a statement. During a Disney career that stretched from 1934 until his retirement in 1973, Mr. Kimball animated or served as directing...