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  • Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ Must Rise So Government Doesn’t ‘Shrink’

    06/24/2011 9:42:39 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 72 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 6/23/2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Geithner’s explanation of the administration's small-business tax plan came in an exchange with first-term Rep. Renee Ellmers (R.-N.C.). Ellmers, a nurse, decided to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 after she became active in the grass-roots opposition to President Barack Obama’s proposed health-care reform plan in 2009. “Overwhelmingly, the businesses back home and across the country continue to tell us that regulation, lack of access to capital, taxation, fear of taxation, and just the overwhelming uncertainties that our businesses face is keeping them from hiring,” Ellmers told Geithner. “They just simply cannot.” She then challenged Geithner on...
  • GOP Candidate For NY Gov: Obama Worships Himself

    08/31/2010 8:43:43 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 26 replies
    CBS 2 NY ^ | 08/31/2010
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said Monday during a live television interview that he doesn’t believe President Barack Obama is a practicing Christian “in his heart.” “I think he worships himself,” Paladino told YNN’s “Capital Tonight” news program. ‘I’m not saying he’s anything else, but I think Mr. Obama is about himself,” the millionaire Buffalo developer said. “I think any religious beliefs that he advocates are part of the theater to make himself look better to the American people.” The comments come as Obama is again countering claims that he is a Muslim. In an interview...
  • The Recession Is Over (July 2009)

    07/14/2010 12:10:08 PM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Great Recession, which rolled over our financial lives like one of P.J. Keating's giant pavers, is most likely over. Home sales, while still far below the levels of a year ago, have risen for three straight months—a first since 2004. The stock market has rallied 44 percent since March, thanks to renewed optimism and improving earnings from big companies like Goldman Sachs and Apple. In June, seven of the 10 indicators in the Conference Board Leading Economic Index pointed upward, including manufacturing hours worked and unemployment claims. Macroeconomic Advisers, the St. Louis–based consulting firm, says the economy is expanding...
  • Obama says he beat 'vicious' economic downturn

    07/09/2010 10:41:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 131 replies · 2+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/10 | Stephen Collinson
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) – US President Barack Obama said Friday his policies had pulled America out of the most vicious economic dive since the 1930s, setting battle lines for mid-term elections in November. Obama put the Republicans on notice he will vigorously defend his record, despite the fact many Americans do not yet feel the recovery he is touting, while economic data hints that the rebound may be slowing. "Our first mission was to break the momentum of the deepest and most vicious recession since the Great Depression," Obama said in the gambling hub of Las Vegas, wrapping up...
  • "Save Face and Step Back": Obama’s Advice to Bush When Policy Approval Dropped to 35%

    01/15/2010 1:22:44 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 26 replies · 1,513+ views
    Breitbart.TV ^ | Naked Emperor News
    "Save Face and Step Back": Obama’s Advice to Bush When Policy Approval Dropped to 35% Breitbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • GOOFs come out of the woodwork (DOPEY ACTUALLY GIVES BARRY A NOMINATION)

    12/30/2009 11:03:47 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 20 replies · 1,089+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 30, 2009 | RICHARD 'DOPEY; ROEPER Sun-Times Columnist
    Barack Obama The "bowing" controversies. Calling Kanye West a "jackass." Seeing a number of his first picks for prominent positions having to withdraw their names from consideration. That silly Beer Summit. Gate-crashers strolling in to a state dinner. Gifting the British PM with 25 DVDs that aren't compatible with European players. The "Special Olympics" bowling joke. Probably not the most dignified first year in presidential history.
  • Obama to Release Taped Statement About Christmas Terror Attack Later Today (Live Thread)

    12/28/2009 8:57:30 AM PST · by kristinn · 237 replies · 7,425+ views
    Monday, December 28, 2009 | Kristinn
    Four days late, Barack Obama will interrupt his Hawaii vacation and finally speak to the nation today about the Christmas Day terror attack on America. However, he will be hiding from the American people and a media that might (might) ask uncomfortable questions by releasing a taped statement rather than making a live address.Reports are that he will tape his remarks at the nearby Marine base he has been using for his gym workouts, golfing and beach outings. Obama is staying at a $8.9 million estate that rents for an estimated $4000 per night. The White House Web site still...
  • Angry voters look to government: Do something!

    12/28/2009 7:41:03 AM PST · by SmithL · 41 replies · 978+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/28/9 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    The 2009 political year began on a high note of "change" and "hope" and ended in a thud of stalemate, despair and public fury over the economy, health care reform and the war in Afghanistan. No wonder it may go down as the year of the angry voter. Americans will remember 2009 as much for the grassroots protests - at "Tea Party" rallies and town hall meetings crashed by conservatives to demonstrations by public-option-favoring anti-war progressives - as the Beltway grudge matches that characterized President Obama's first year in office. In California, residents endured months of bitter, partisan battles in...
  • Barack Obama's speech disappoints and fuels frustration at Copenhagen (ROFL!)

    12/18/2009 7:12:36 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 126 replies · 5,539+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 12/18/2009 | Suzanne Goldenberg and Allegra Stratton
    Barack Obama stepped into the chaotic final hours of the Copenhagen summit today saying he was convinced the world could act "boldly and decisively" on climate change. But his speech offered no indication America was ready to embrace bold measures, after world leaders had been working desperately against the clock to try to paper over an agreement to prevent two years of wasted effort — and a 10-day meeting — from ending in total collapse. Obama, who had been skittish about coming to Copenhagen at all unless it could be cast as a foreign policy success, looked visibly frustrated as...
  • AP sources: Obama summons Senate Dems to WH

    12/14/2009 12:30:45 PM PST · by The Wizard · 163 replies · 7,862+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/2009
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democrats at the White House Tuesday to press for action at a make-or-break moment for his health care overhaul. All 60 members of the Democratic caucus have been invited, according to three Democratic officials. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement was not yet public.
  • President Obama calls Springsteen rock 'n' roll laureate

    12/07/2009 2:16:54 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 583+ views ^ | December 07, 2009, 10:45AM | Jay Lustig/The Star-Ledger
    Here is what President Obama said about Springsteen: Finally, we honor the quiet kid from Jersey ... who grew up to become the rock 'n' roll laureate of a generation. For in the life of our country only a handful of people have tapped the full power of music to tell the real American story -- with honesty; from the heart; and one of those people is Bruce Springsteen... It's no wonder that his tours are not so much concerts, but communions. There's a place for everybody -- the sense that no matter who you are or what you do,...
  • Mercifully, Michelle Obama decides against nude tree lighting event (Hysterical! MUST READ!)

    12/06/2009 3:38:26 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 53 replies · 3,390+ views ^ | 12/05/09 | Staff
    Here was the headline New York Magazine just ran, about the current First Lady at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony: MICHELLE OBAMA WORE CLOTHES TO LIGHT THE CHRISTMAS TREEHere’s a screen grab of the post because we’re sure they’ll scrub it:
  • Peggy Noonan: He Can't Take Another Bow (Beltway Types Realizing Obama Is Just An Empty Suit)

    11/30/2009 1:48:27 PM PST · by caddystacks · 73 replies · 3,943+ views
    From journalist Elizabeth Drew, a veteran and often sympathetic chronicler of Democratic figures, a fiery denunciation of—and warning for—the White House. In a piece in Politico on the firing of White House counsel Greg Craig, Ms. Drew reports that while the president was in Asia last week, "a critical mass of influential people who once held big hopes for his presidency began to wonder whether they had misjudged the man." They once held "an unromantically high opinion of Obama," and were key to his rise, but now they are concluding that the president isn't "the person of integrity or even...
  • Army asks Palin not to give speech at book signing

    11/23/2009 8:11:49 AM PST · by Dacula · 221 replies · 10,511+ views
    The AP ^ | 9:05 a.m. Monday, November 23, 2009 | The AP
    <p>FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin promises to limit her enthusiasm during her visit to North Carolina's Fort Bragg.</p> <p>The former Republican vice presidential candidate planned to sign copies of her new memoir at a post store Monday. Army officials say Palin will not make a speech, pose for photos, or personalize notes in the books she signs.</p>
  • Obama Steps In It – Claims Troops A “Good Photo Op”

    11/19/2009 8:47:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies · 2,038+ views ^ | November 19, 2009 | Stever McGough
    Does President Obama "uses" the military for photo-ops? President Obama will tell us his comments fit the mood of the crowd, but when I first heard Obama’s comments in South Korea stating hundreds of troops in uniform was a good photo op, my eyes rolled. Our American forces are not a political tool to be used by politicians in constant campaign mode as a photo op. Couldn’t he just thank the troops and say he was humbled by their work effort and thank them for coming out to greet him? Nope. From today’s Washington Times…
  • Barack Obama tells 2.6 million Twitter followers he has never tweeted

    11/16/2009 9:01:21 AM PST · by Schnucki · 48 replies · 15,744+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | November 16, 2009 | Malcolm Moore
    Barack Obama left his 2.6 million fans on Twitter, the social networking website, bemused, disappointed and mildly irritated by admitting on Monday that he had never used the service himself. "Let me say that I have never used Twitter," he told students in Shanghai. "I noticed that young people are very busy with these electronics. My thumbs are too clumsy to type in things on the phone." During his election campaign, Mr Obama portrayed himself as "connected" to the people through Twitter and his ever-present blackberry phone. Some of his more understanding fans asked if it was any real surprise...
  • "BREAKING NEWS: Obama named Motor Trend's Car of the Year!" FR Mentioned

    10/12/2009 1:41:30 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 41 replies · 2,115+ views ^ | Oct 12, 2009 | Jack Furnari
    <p>Every so often, actual breaking news is so absurd that parody is the only answer. After news of President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize broke on Friday, the website, was deluged by its members with Breaking News! parody posts.</p> <p>The faux headlines kept me giggling all day, and a few have already made it into my inbox via e-mails gone viral. Sometimes, ya just have to laugh.</p>
  • Huckabee warns Republicans on Nobel reaction

    10/09/2009 9:39:36 AM PDT · by Ballygrl · 106 replies · 3,566+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/09/09 | Alexander Mooney
    Huckabee warns Republicans on Nobel reaction Posted: October 9th, 2009 12:20 PM ET From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney (CNN) – Mike Huckabee is advising his fellow Republicans to temper their criticism of President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award. In a posting on his blog, the former GOP presidential candidate writes that members of his party must be careful their comments don't sound like "right-wing whining." "There will be an outcry from those on the right who will say that Obama's nomination, made two weeks into his presidency, is impossible to justify, but I think such an outcry will...
  • If You Don't Deserve It, Why Accept?

    10/09/2009 9:05:11 AM PDT · by aic4ever · 25 replies · 838+ views
    Organized Exploitation ^ | 10-09-2009 | Paul Kroenke
    I've waited until the President could address the issue in his own words to comment. Now that he has addressed the issue, I am furious. My question goes directly to the President's credibility after this statement, directly to his honor. It is simple.
  • Payback: Obama Was Told Trip Would Win Olympics

    10/08/2009 1:39:05 PM PDT · by Judges Gone Wild · 57 replies · 2,066+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 10/05/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Quote: President Obama took his chances on a high-profile visit to Copenhagen because the White House was getting a "clear message" that his presence could clinch the Olympics for Chicago, The Chicago Tribune reports. "The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts," said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser. "The message was that...a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference." President Obama first tried lobbying quietly through phone calls, and had not decided until a few days before...
  • Is Obama Becoming a Joke?

    10/08/2009 5:00:26 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 76 replies · 3,091+ views ^ | 10/8/2009 | David Paul Kuhn
    Most presidents become a joke at some point. It's a matter of when and how. Both points should concern this president. In Winston Churchill's words, "a joke is a very serious thing." Or it can be, when the joke is about a very serious thing. "Saturday Night Live" has long been a comedic benchmark. Last weekend, SNL took its first hard hit at President Obama. Fred Armisen, who plays the president, gave an Oval Office address: "When you look at my record it's very clear what I've done so far and that is nothing. Nada. Almost one year and nothing...
  • President Poser

    10/06/2009 10:43:35 AM PDT · by Trueblackman · 11 replies · 1,098+ views
    Project21 ^ | 6 October 2009 | Kevin L. Martin AKA Trueblackman
    Throughout the Bush presidency, a new golden age was promised to the American people if they would just put liberals in charge of the government. That happened last November after Obama's election and the strengthening of liberal majorities in Congress. But after ten months in power, liberals now appear to be a bunch of posers. "Poser" is slang for a person falsely claiming skills, smarts and connections. That guy at the club who says he hangs with Kanye when everyone knows he lives in his mom's basement and works at Popeye's? Poser. Posers are now running our government. Liberals claimed...
  • Gates Says Military will "Salute" and Follow Whatever Obama Decides on Afghanistan - Video 10/5/09

    10/05/2009 11:57:56 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 27 replies · 954+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Defense Secretary Robert Gates saying in a speech that whatever decision President Obama makes about what to do in Afghanistan, the military will "salute" and fall in line to implement his decision. Gates said Obama's decision will be one of the most important of his Presidency. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Barack Obama furious at General Stanley McChrystal speech on Afghanistan

    10/04/2009 4:07:18 PM PDT · by opentalk · 263 replies · 12,566+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 05 Oct 2009 | Alex Spillius
    According to sources close to the administration, Gen McChrystal shocked and angered presidential advisers with the bluntness of a speech given in London last week. The next day he was summoned to an awkward 25-minute face-to-face meeting on board Air Force One on the tarmac in Copenhagen, where the president had arrived to tout Chicago's unsuccessful Olympic bid.
  • Barack Obama furious at General Stanley McChrystal speech on Afghanistan

    10/05/2009 7:41:35 AM PDT · by peggybac · 269 replies · 10,498+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Alex Spillius
    The relationship between President Barack Obama and the commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan has been put under severe strain by Gen Stanley McChrystal's comments on strategy for the war. According to sources close to the administration, Gen McChrystal shocked and angered presidential advisers with the bluntness of a speech given in London last week. The next day he was summoned to an awkward 25-minute face-to-face meeting on board Air Force One on the tarmac in Copenhagen, where the president had arrived to tout Chicago's unsuccessful Olympic bi
  • CNN Anchor Disbelieving at Announcement that Chicago Out of 2016 Olympic Contention - Video 10/2/09

    10/02/2009 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 164 replies · 5,546+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of CNN broadcasting the announcement that Chicago is out of the running for the 2016 Olympics. The announcer is disbelieving, saying repeatedly, "Chicago is Out?" Chicago received the least number of votes in the first round despite a full court press by President Obama and First Lady Michelle to get the Olympics for their hometown. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Video: Did Obama send cardboard cutout to UN?

    09/25/2009 12:45:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 1,247+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Sept. 25, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, if this isn’t an analogy for an empty-suit presidency, nothing will suffice. It’s too good to be true and so almost certainly isn’t, but as this rapid-fire look at 130 photographs from the UN this week shows, it’s hard not to draw the conclusion that the POTUS has a COTUS. Watch the frozen image of Barack Obama’s face on your first pass, and then check the position of his hands on your second pass:
  • CBS: Obama International ‘Darling,’ But Hasn’t Accomplished Anything

    09/23/2009 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies · 878+ views ^ | 9-22-09 | Kyle Drennan
    In a somewhat schizophrenic report on Tuesday’s CBS Evening News, White House correspondent Chip Reid proclaimed President Obama is: "still the darling of the international community. Warmly welcomed by a world that grew weary of President Bush’s brash go-it-alone style." But also admitted: "But with scant progress on a long his of issues, the question now is what does he have to show for it?" Anchor Katie Couric opened the segment by asking Reid: "Can the President be anything other than the center of attention? Can he do more with that?" Reid replied: "He sure would like to be, Katie....
  • 'Thank You ACORN': Leno Plays 'Commercial' Featuring Prostitutes Gratitude--VIDEO

    09/17/2009 9:19:23 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 51 replies · 3,211+ views
    Youtube ^ | 9/17/09 | Utube
    Enjoy, don't know how long before it gets pulled. Click link above.
  • Wilson Apologizes, But Still Thinks Obama Wasn't Honest

    09/10/2009 12:41:56 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 57 replies · 2,106+ views ^ | Thursday, September 10, 2009 1:48 PM | David A. Patten
    "Obama is correct," Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies, tells Newsmax. "The legislation states illegals won't get the affordability credits [to pay for their healthcare]. But Wilson's comment is correct in that the normal enforcement mechanism was excluded from the bill. I think that's the fundamental question."
  • Fox not among outlets airing Obama news conference

    07/22/2009 9:56:38 AM PDT · by yoe · 114 replies · 4,797+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2009 | Staff
    The Fox network says it's skipping live coverage of President Barack Obama's prime-time news conference Wednesday night. But the session, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern, will be carried by networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and PBS. Fox, which plans to air entertainment programming instead, also opted out of Obama's prime-time news conference last April.
  • Obama's teleprompter crashes–literally [shattered into pieces.....]

    07/13/2009 4:58:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies · 1,757+ views
    See video...
  • Obama, The Game Show Host

    06/23/2009 7:30:17 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 14 replies · 675+ views
    Renew America ^ | 6/22/09 | JR Dieckmann
    Again last week, Obama had shown that he just can't stay away from the cameras and instant gratification of a live audience or forum. Of course his work in the White House of dictating his destructive policies to his czars and having them carry out his agenda, leaves him plenty of time on his hands for seeking out the praise of his misguided worshipers and supporters. Did you ever wonder how the man in the most powerful job in the world has so much time on his hands for traveling around to townhall forums and giving speeches for the cameras?...

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    01/30/2003 1:01:30 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 298 replies · 2,229+ views
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