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  • Don't count on stimulus. It's not coming

    06/05/2011 6:15:26 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 6/5/2011 | Charles Riley
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Congress will not be riding to the rescue. Economic indicators are pointing to slower growth. More Americans are looking for jobs, and the housing market is in a confirmed double dip. In another time and place, lawmakers have might responded with economic stimulus measures to get the country back on track. This time around, it's not in the cards. Having spent the majority of the current legislative session operating at a truly glacial pace, Congress is sitting on the sidelines, waiting to see how the debate over the debt ceiling pans out. "I am not sure...
  • Obama budget gets goose egg in Democrat-controlled Senate ( 97-0 Against Obama Budget, EPIC FAIL!)

    05/26/2011 9:07:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    When was the last time the Senate cast a unanimous vote on an issue of any substance? The only unamimous votes in the Senate’s 112th session have been to confirm judges or on honorary resolutions, and on a few amendments, and one bill to make it illegal to publish or copy images taken by the TSA from backscatter scanners. There has not been a single unanimous negative vote in the Senate this session — until now. Yesterday, the Senate rejected by a 0-97 vote the budget proposed by Barack Obama: The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to reject a $3.7...
  • Radio host says Rapture actually coming in October

    05/23/2011 6:56:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    AP ^ | May 23, 2011 | GARANCE BURKE
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - California preacher Harold Camping says his prophecy that the world would end was off by five months because Judgment Day actually will come on October 21. The independent Christian radio host said Monday the apocalypse will come five months after May 21, the original date he predicted.
  • Need a push? (Title Shortened)

    05/13/2011 12:38:15 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 9 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 13th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It couldn't happen to a more pertinent person - and this is the moment TV motor mouth Jeremy Clarkson's car broke down in the middle of Lincoln city centre. Jeremy Clarkson and co-presenter James May were caught on camera pushing an electric vehicle they were testing for BBC's Top Gear. The pair were filming an episode of the show's forthcoming 17th season and had been challenged to road-test two of the latest electric cars. ...SNIP... But disaster struck at about 1pm when Clarkson's car ran out of power and broke down outside the local paper, the Lincolnshire Echo...
  • Up to the job? NATO criticized over Libya campaign (AP pretends it's not Obama's war)

    04/08/2011 1:45:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 04/08/2011 | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    BRUSSELS NATO holds its fire as Moammar Gadhafi's forces advance 100 miles into rebel territory. It then blasts a rebel tank, saying it didn't know the rebels had any even though footage of rebels with tanks had been on YouTube for weeks.
  • EDITORIAL: Libyan rebels to NATO: Get lost--Obamas lack of leadership fans Mideast chaos

    04/06/2011 5:19:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2011 | Editorial
    Libyan rebels are so frustrated with NATO that they think the alliance should halt its mil-itary operations. Maybe NATO should oblige them. Forces fighting Moammar Gadhafi have become increasingly perturbed with the support they are getting from NATO under the newly named Operation Unified Protector. The rebels blame NATO for their flagging fortunes on the battlefield and have even requested that the alliance suspend operations unless they do the job properly. Gen. Abdel-fattah Younis, chief of staff of the rebel forces, said, NATO is moving very slowly, allowing Gadhafi forces to advance. NATO has become our problem. It is amazing...
  • Why Are People So Forgiving of Government Failure?

    04/05/2011 8:39:10 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 32 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | April 05, 2011 | Christopher Westley
    Once upon a time, I developed a theory that we have much lower expectations for public-sector performance than we do for private-sector performance.[1] We saw this in accounting standards that when applied to Enron resulted in market forces shutting that firm down, while the Department of Defense loses billions of dollars annually. The difference in terms of waste between the two sectors is exponential, but while Enron is held accountable for its ethics, the government gets a pass. Or consider what we tolerate from the US Postal Service (USPS) as opposed what we tolerate from firms like FedEx...
  • Boehner to introduce one-week stopgap to stave off shutdown (Pelosi had more of a pair)

    04/04/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 188 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/04/11 | Molly K. Hooper and Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is set to introduce a bill Monday night to fund the military through September and fund government operations for one more week, Republican sources tell The Hill. Boehner's move is intended to prevent a government shutdown that would start after Friday without another measure to fund the government. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said the GOP was trying to prevent a government shutdown "at all costs." Were serious about trying to prevent a government shutdown. Were also serious about cutting spending," he told reporters after a meeting of the GOP conference on Monday evening....
  • Wheres the openness, Mr. President?

    04/03/2011 5:49:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | April 3, 2011 | By CHARLES ORNSTEIN
    The day after his inauguration, President Obama promised a new era of openness in government. But the reality has not matched the presidents rhetoric. We, presidents of two of the nations largest journalism organizations, and many of our thousands of members, have found little openness since Obama took office. If anything, the administration has gone in the opposite direction: imposing restrictions on reporters newsgathering that exceed even the constraints put in place by President George W. Bush. Democrats criticized the Bush administration for not making decisions based on the best science. But the Obama administration now muzzles scientists and experts...
  • Presidential Pettiness-Does taking swipes at predecessors make a foreign policy?

    03/30/2011 5:49:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 3-30-11 | Alan W. Dowd
    In the less-than-gracious way President Barack Obama compares himself to his predecessors and other mere mortals, weve come to expect oblique swipes at President George W. Bush. Theyve been sprinkled in Obamas inaugural address (we reject as false the choice between our safety and our idealsour power alone cannot protect us); in prime-time addresses (the decision to go into Iraq caused substantial rifts between America and much of the worldIve spent this year renewing our alliances); in his Cairo speech (Iraq was a war of choicethere has been controversy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of...
  • NBC, CBS Morning Shows Gloss Over Low Support for Obama's Libya Attacks, Harsh Criticism

    03/30/2011 5:26:25 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies ^ | March 29, 2011 | 15:26 | Scott Whitlock
    Only Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Tuesday pointed out the relatively low public support for Barack Obama's military actions in Libya and the harsh criticism from both the right and the left. On NBC's Today, Chuck Todd parroted, "[Obama] also took the opportunity to rebut critics on the left and the right about how and whether to target Qadhafi with the military. In total the President used the framework of American values to make the case." On CBS's Early Show, Bill Plante narrated, "The President defended his decision to use military force in Libya, he said that when the...
  • These Days, It Isnt Just Americans Suffering from Obamas Failure

    03/29/2011 1:25:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 29, 2011 | Chris Salcedo
    A huge swath of the world is now struggling with his nonsensical leadership. I’ve watched our president with great interest over this last week. I have to admit a good amount of trepidation about being critical of any commander-in-chief during a time of war: it’s typically liberals undermining our troops and berating the president during a military fight. On the other hand, the president insists we aren’t at war in Libya, so I guess that gives clearance.President Obama projects timidity and indecision at home and abroad: he’s afraid of the optics of America dropping bombs on another Islamic country; he...
  • Opinion President Obama Should Have Thanked Bush for His Middle East Vision In His Libya Speech

    03/29/2011 7:01:48 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03.29.11 | Kevin McCullough
    Monday night President Obama took to the airwaves to rebut the criticism and confusion surrounding his decision to send U.S. troops to Libya. It was an interesting speech, but a lame attempt to make the Libyan circumstances seem unique to his presidency.
  • Obama's War

    03/29/2011 6:44:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 29, 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    In ordering air and naval strikes on a country that neither threatened nor attacked the United States, did President Obama commit an impeachable act? So it would seem. For the framers of the Constitution were precise. The power to declare war is entrusted solely to Congress. From King William's War to Queen Anne's War to King George's War to the Seven Years' War, the colonists had had their fill of royal wars. To no principle were they more committed than that the power to declare war must be separate from the power to wage it. And Obama usurped that power....
  • Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson story 'Fair Game' failed at the box office

    03/29/2011 6:02:42 AM PDT · by shortstop · 54 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 03/29/11 | Staff Article
    'Fair game' a box-office flop The movie Fair Game, about the Valerie Plame/Joseph Wilson affair, was in theaters and then it seemed to disappear. Any reason? Poor ticket sales, basically. Fair Game was a generally well-regarded movie (it got a good 79 percent favorable rating on the movie website Rotten Tomatoes) that starred big-name actors in Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. It was about CIA operative Valerie Plame (played by Watts) whose cover was blown in Bob Novak's widely read Washington Post political column. The information was allegedly leaked to Novak by White House officials to discredit her husband, Joseph...
  • What would you like to ask the Obama Administration?

    03/26/2011 8:12:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Shine from Yahoo! ^ | March 21, 2011 | by Lylah M. Alphonse, Shine Staff
    Next week, Shine is heading down to Washington, D.C., to chat with White House officials about issues that affect women in education, employment, and work-life balance, and we want to know: What do you want us to ask the Obama Administration? Leave your questions for the Obama Administration in the comments, below, and tune in on Wednesday, March 30, to watch our exclusive interview live.
  • Op-Ed: Obama Hiding True Motives for War From American People

    03/25/2011 5:29:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | March 22, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    Obama doesnt tell you what hes thinking. He keeps his motives to himself. Cherished long-term ideological goals are advanced as pragmatic fixes to concrete problems in the present. Now were seeing the familiar domestic pattern in foreign policy as well. Few Americans realize that Obama has had a longstanding interest in multilateral efforts to combat war crimes and genocide. Obama would like to see a more constraining international legal regime on war crimes, even at the cost of national sovereignty, not to mention the blood and treasure of the countries doing the enforcing. In general, Obama has said little about...
  • 'Obamacare' is a failed experiment

    03/24/2011 1:23:30 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | March 23, 2011 | John Thune
    It has been one year since Obamacare was signed into law. This is the same law about which then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it. It is the same law that Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues jammed through Congress. The same unpopular law that led to Democrats losing control of the House. After a year of learning what is in the law and seeing its effect on families, small businesses and our economy it is now clear that Obamacare is a failed experiment. Sadly,...
  • U.S. Lacks Plan for Dealing With Chaos in Yemen Despite Dire Warnings

    03/24/2011 4:00:24 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/24/2011 | Catherine Herridge
    The Obama administration, after helping to orchestrate a U.N.-backed military intervention in Libya, is facing pressure to do more to prepare for the potential collapse of the government in another Mideast country, Yemen -- but U.S. officials admit they are doing little more than watching at this point. Though Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh has already offered to step down by the end of the year, anti-government demonstrators still swell the streets of the capital Sana'a as the government declares a state of emergency. Yemen's parliament is now giving Saleh, who has led the country since 1978, even broader powers...
  • Is Obama's Use of Military in Libya Constitutional?

    03/23/2011 9:43:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | March 23, 2011 | Terry Jeffrey
    Leave aside for a moment whether it was wise for President Obama to order our military to intervene in Libya's civil war, siding with rebels we know little about against a dictator who has sponsored terrorism against us. A more fundamental question comes first: Did Obama have constitutional authority to do it? President Washington's actions counsel otherwise. In responding to Indian raiders, Washington repeatedly declined to order offensive -- as opposed to defensive -- military action because Congress had not approved it, as he believed the Constitution required. In 1792, William Blount, governor of the territory that became Tennessee, wrote...