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  • Black Friday Chicago: A Win for Obama and Rahm Emanuel

    11/27/2015 5:34:44 PM PST · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — After a day of protests meant to shut down Black Friday shopping to bring attention to black issues, by 4:30pm local time Michigan Avenue had mostly returned to normal. Traffic had returned to the street and shoppers were out in force, but pockets of activists still remained and continued to block the entrances to business. As the sun set in Chicago, the reality was still setting in: the Black Friday Shut Down was one of the left’s most successful direct actions in a recent memory. It was disruptive–but it was peaceful. And it was effective.
  • Media's Topple Trump Efforts Fail

    11/26/2015 6:56:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 11/26/15 | Matt Towery
    Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart. Except in this case, it's many Republican traditionalists that are trying to "get" Donald Trump. These efforts will backfire on them, as did the best attempts at mischief by KAOS in the comedy classic. To fully comprehend how off-base the pundits and establishment consultants are about the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination, let's first examine a tale of two polls taken in Florida recently. The first was conducted...
  • Something is rotten at Fort Benning

    11/23/2015 11:19:22 PM PST · by pboyington · 23 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 23, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    US Defense Watch and other media outlets have been covering the Ranger School records story since late September. Here’s a summary of the story until now: Congressman Steve Russell (R, OK) contacted the Secretary of the Army on September 15, 2015, and requested the Ranger School records for the first two female graduates, Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver. Russell, a Ranger School graduate, who served 21 years in the Army and earned a Bronze Star with Valor device, was elected to Congress in 2014. He led 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment during its deployment to Tikrit, Iraq....
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Obama’s Strategy on Islamic Extremism ‘Has Failed’

    11/23/2015 11:05:06 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 23, 2015 | by IAN HANCHETT
    Author and human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued President Obama's position on radical Islam is what he believes is strategic, but "it's a strategy that has failed" on Monday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. Ali stated, "I'm always surprised to see people of authority here saying, what we see, these terrorist acts, the subjugation of women, the hatred of Jews and Christians, it has nothing to do with Islam. I mean, I watch that with amazement. I obviously have come to understand that it is a strategic position, that if we say these things, maybe the Islamist extremists...
  • A Major Milestone for President Obama’s Climate Agenda by Valerie Jarrett

    11/21/2015 2:02:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    US State Dept ^ | November 220, 2015 | Valerie Jarrett
    Summary: Over 100 cities have pledged to create bold climate action plans as President Obama & Secretary Kerry travel to Paris to negotiate an international climate agreement. In August, as part of an ambitious plan to expand renewable energy to households across America, President Obama called on all U.S. mayors to publicly commit to a local climate action plan. The President set a goal of at least 100 U.S. cities signing the Compact of Mayors prior to the Paris UN climate change meeting (“COP”). Today, that goal has not only been met, but surpassed. Why are U.S. cities so important...
  • Colorado will accept Syrian refugees, Hickenlooper says

    11/17/2015 12:50:44 PM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 46 replies
    The DP
    Colorado will allow Syrian Refugees thanks to Colorado will accept Syrian refugees, Hickenlooper says according to The DP.
  • What happened in France is likely to happen in the US, thanks to Obama and Kerry

    11/14/2015 8:27:51 AM PST · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-14-15 | DrJohn
    A Syrian passport has been recovered near the body of one of the Paris attackers. You know what we need? More of this in the US: BERLIN - The Obama administration will increase the number of worldwide refugees the United States accepts each year to 100,000 by 2017, a significant increase over the current annual cap of 70,000, Secretary of State John Kerry said. "This step that I am announcing today, I believe, is in keeping with the best tradition of America as a land of second chances and a beacon of hope," Mr. Kerry said, adding that it "will...
  • Common Core Standards Failing

    11/09/2015 7:10:33 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 7, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    A recent American Institutes for Research (AIR) assessment noted that Common Core standards are not matching National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) standards at the fourth grade level: “There are substantial differences in some content areas, particularly areas where NAEP assesses content that the CCSS has shifted to later grade levels…Only 62% of NAEP grade 4 algebra items were associated with a standard in the CCSS at or below grade 4; only 57% of grade 3 and 4 CCSS standards within the operations and algebraic thinking domain had at least one NAEP item associated with them.” Translation: Common Core has...

    10/15/2015 1:03:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 15, 2015 | Oliver Lane
    A pro-migrant, open borders activist is reported to be very sad after being stabbed twice in the back by a gang of Arabs as he stood outside a pizzeria in Dresden, east Germany. Twenty-nine year old Julius G. involved himself in political activism while reading his degree in industrial engineering Technical University of Dresden. Now he may have fallen victim to his own politics, as the refugee advocate was attacked while waiting for friends in Dresdens Neustadt, known as the citys left wing, or alternative quarter.
  • U.S. Military Drops Munitions to Syrian Rebels: Officials

    10/13/2015 7:32:45 AM PDT · by gtx960 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct. 13, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    <p>The U.S. military airdropped 50 tons of ammunition to Syrian rebels fighting ISIS on Sunday the latest maneuver in the United States' attempt to help turn the tide of a chaotic civil war.</p> <p>The airdrop, consisting of AK-47 rounds, hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds, targeted rebels in ISIS-held territory in northern Syria, senior defense and military officials told NBC News.</p>
  • Donald Trump Bravely Stopped a Mugging in 1991

    10/08/2015 2:58:35 PM PDT · by Ziva · 113 replies
    Zionists4Trump.com ^ | 10/8/2015 | Zionists 4 Trump
    Donald Trump Confronted and Stopped a Mugger in 1991 by James Rosen, New York Daily News POSTED: November 20, 1991 When he saw a big guy with a big bat bashing another fellow, Donald Trump did what any self-respecting billionaire would do: He ordered his driver to pull over. Witnesses said Trump, with Marla Maples tugging at his arm to try to stop him, leaped from his black stretch limousine Monday evening during the Manhattan assault. The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, Look, youve gotta stop this. Put down the bat, Trump...
  • Nigeria abductions: Chibok girls remembered one year on

    04/14/2015 6:20:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 14, 2015
    Ceremonies are to be staged around the world to mark one year since more than 200 girls were abducted by Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram. A procession is being held in the capital, Abuja, with 219 girls taking part to represent each missing girl. The abduction of the girls in Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria sparked global outrage, with nations such as the US and China promising to help find them. There have been sightings of the girls reported, but none has been found. Boko Haram say the girls have converted to Islam and been married off.
  • Getting Started (Hillary Clinton Announcement)

    04/12/2015 12:18:45 PM PDT · by bd476 · 216 replies
    Hillary Clinton You Tube ^ | April 12, 2015 | Hillary Clinton
    She announces she is running for President in this video.
  • Rand Paul: Ill win black voters to GOP

    04/08/2015 9:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 8, 2015 | Chris Cassidy
    (VIDEO-AND-AUDIO-AT-LINK)MILFORD, N.H. Sen. Rand Paul claimed hed be the Republican with the best chance of picking up black voters in the 2016 presidential campaign and suggested a major scandal will soon threaten Democrat Hillary Clintons likely candidacy during a stop here one day after announcing hes running for the White House. Ive tried to expand the Republican Party by taking the message to places Republicans havent gone, Paul said yesterday when asked by the Herald whether he is the Tea Party candidate in the race. Ive spent the last several years going to historically black colleges, going...
  • White House defends Yemen strategy as Iran-backed rebels surge

    03/26/2015 9:29:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | March 26, 2015 | By NICK GASS
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest says the success of U.S. foreign policy in Yemen should not be assessed in relation to the success or the stability of the countrys government, noting that the Middle Eastern nation the regions poorest has long been in a chaotic situation. The measure of U.S. policy should not be graded against the success or the stability of the Yemeni government. Thats a separate enterprise, Earnest said in a roundtable discussion on MSNBCs Morning Joe on Thursday, adding that the goal of U.S. policy toward Yemen has never been to try to build...
  • Obama's Mideast 'free fall'

    03/26/2015 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | March 26, 2015 | By MICHAEL CROWLEY
    Mounting chaos in the region puts the administration on the defensive. Barack Obama faces a slew of Middle East crises that some call the worst in a generation, as new chaos from Yemen to Iraq along with deteriorating U.S.-Israeli relations is confounding the presidents efforts to stabilize the region and strike a nuclear deal with Iran. The meltdown has Obama officials defending their management of a region that some call impossible to control, even as critics say U.S. policies there are partly to blame for the spreading anarchy. If theres one lesson this administration has learned, from President...
  • Washington state's ObamaCare exchange faces funding shortfall

    03/11/2015 10:38:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 12, 2015 | By Dan Springer
    The Washington Health Benefit Exchange call center in Spokane is so busy that staffing has been quadrupled, with the center receiving up to 10,000 calls a day. The problem is not enough of those callers are actually signing up for insurance. The state has enrolled 160,000 paying customers in ObamaCare exchange health plans but that's more than 50,000 short of goal, which has led to an extension of the enrollment deadline and a request that the Washington State Legislature fork over $125 million to fund the exchange. Republicans are angry because they were told the exchange would be self-sufficient by...
  • Obamas tattered presidency is coming apart at the seams

    03/06/2015 8:46:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    Human Events ^ | 03/06/2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON If someone were writing a book about America at this point in time, it would be titled The Decline and Fall of Barack Obamas Presidency.In our 24/7 news cycle, the rush of events in the nations capital and around the world is seen as a collection of stories that come and go with lightning speed, then blotted out of our collective memory by the next breaking news report. If you listen to the explanations coming out of the White House, and from Obamas speeches, hes doing great and everythings coming up roses.But if you connect the dots,...
  • A Supreme Court decision against Obamacare could cost states billions and billions of dollars

    02/19/2015 5:52:54 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    If you want a sense of just how far-reaching the impact of a Supreme Court decision gutting Obamacare subsidies could prove, new data on health care signups released this week provide a fresh way to game out such a rulings consequences. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the other day that some 11.4 million people have signed up for health plans through federal marketplaces. The new HHS data also provides a breakdown of the number of sign-ups in each of the three dozen states on the federal exchange precisely the states that would no longer get subsidies...
  • Hillary Clinton gets heckled

    10/13/2014 8:50:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/13/14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    ....During an address to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics Sunday in San Diego, someone in the 3,000 person crowd began to goad her using a bullhorn.
  • Tempest over Obama's tea cup salute: CIC sparks anger by saluting US Marines with drink in his hand

    09/23/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 62 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 Sep 14 | David Martosko
    President Barack Obama saluted a pair of United States Marines on Tuesday while holding what appeared to be a styrofoam cup in his saluting hand, a breach of military regulations that won't win him fans among veterans and servicemen.
  • US envoy to Mideast resigns after collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    06/27/2014 3:00:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 6/27/14 | staff
    US Middle East peace envoy Martin Indyk has resigned following the collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. A US official who spoke on condition of anonymity did not provide a reason for Indyk's departure, which had been widely expected after the two sides failed to meet their goal of reaching a comprehensive peace agreement this spring. Indyk will return to the Washington-based Brookings Institution think tank, the official said. US Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Friday that Indyk was leaving his post as top US envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Kerry praised Indyk and thanked him for his...
  • Rehearsal's over: Time for Obama to be a president

    06/17/2014 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 19 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 17 JUN 2014 | 09:04 AM ET | Andrew Malcolm
    As fresh word arrives of Islamic militants continuing their full-speed assault on Baghdad and executing thousands along the way, President Obama rushed back to Washington Monday to convene national security advisers on a path forward. Well, actually, that's not true. The commander-in-chief did not rush back at all from his long weekend getaway in southern California. He arrived in Palm Springs' sunshine Friday. Saturday he spoke at the University of California-Irvine graduation. He, of course, did a Democrat fundraiser, a feature of almost every trip nowadays. And then the president played golf, lots of golf. On Sunday he also phoned...
  • EPIC FAIL: Now JIMMY CARTER is calling Obama an incompetent loser

    05/27/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 119 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/14 | Eric Owens
    ts been a disastrous couple of weeks for President Barack Obama. His signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is a slow-motion train wreck. His poll numbers have tanked. Now, things have gotten so bad for Obama that former president Jimmy Carter has called President Obama incompetent in the family-friendly pages of Parade magazine. Hes done the best he could under the circumstances, Carter said of Obama in an interviewed published on Thursday. His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best. (RELATED: Jimmy Carter: America no longer has a functioning democracy)...
  • Massachusetts ditches RomneyCare health exchange

    05/06/2014 12:23:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/5/14 5:35 PM EDT | Kyle Cheney
    RomneyCares pioneering health insurance exchange is headed for the scrap heap. Bay State officials are taking steps this week to junk central parts of their dysfunctional health insurance exchangethe model for President Barack Obamas health care lawand merge with the federal enrollment site HealthCare.gov. The decision is part of an expensive plan that would occur alongside a parallel, last-ditch attempt to still build a working state system. The state on Monday announced the hiring of hCentive, a Virginia-based contractor that helped construct the Kentucky and Colorado exchanges. The company would rush to build a viable state exchange in time for...
  • First cartridges found at dig site looking to unearth millions of supposedly buried E.T. Atari games

    04/28/2014 12:59:36 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 47 replies
    National Post [Canada] / AP ^ | April 26, 2014 | Juan Carlos Llorca
    ... About 200 of residents and game enthusiasts gathered early Saturday in southeastern New Mexico to watch backhoes and bulldozers dig through the concrete-covered landfill in search of up to a million discarded copies of E.T. The Extraterrestrial that the games maker wanted to hide forever.... The E.T. game is among the factors blamed for the decline of Atari and the collapse in the U.S. of a multi-million dollar video game industry that didnt bounce back for several years. Tina Amini, deputy editor at gaming website Kotaku, said the game tanked because it was practically broken. A recurring flaw, she...
  • US Employers Added 192,000 Jobs in March; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.7 Percent

    04/04/2014 5:37:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/4/14
    US employers added 192,000 jobs in March; unemployment rate unchanged at 6.7 percent.
  • Obamacare Website Fails as Deadline Arrives

    03/31/2014 9:32:28 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 31, 2014 | By Maggie Fox
    People trying to apply and enroll for private health insurance through Obamacare before Monday's midnight deadline discovered the website was "currently unavailable." Healthcare.gov, the online marketplace bedeviled by bugs since its launch last fall, went down for several hours Monday morning, a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said. It was back online later in the morning after a short time when it put customers in a "queue," meaning they'd be notified by email when they could proceed with enrollment.
  • A Tortured Policy Toward Russia

    03/26/2014 9:45:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | March 26, 2014 | By IAN BREMMER
    THE United States has once again twisted itself into a rhetorical pretzel. As when it threatened military action against Syria if a red line was crossed, the Obama administrations rhetoric about Russia and Ukraine goes far beyond what it will be willing and able to enforce. Earlier this month, President Obama warned that America would isolate Russia if it grabbed more land, and yesterday, he suggested that more sanctions were possible. Likewise, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Group of 7 nations were prepared to go to the hilt in order to isolate Russia. But Washingtons rhetoric is dangerously...
  • One Third of Uninsured Wont Sign Up for Obamacare

    03/17/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/17/14 | Brianna Ehley - The Fiscal Times
    As the White House scrambles to get people signed up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline, many uninsured Americans say they are still planning to take their chances and remain without coverage. A new study by Bankrate.com shows that about one third of uninsured Americans are going to remain without coverage and opt to pay the penalty. The survey results suggest that the administrations outreach to uninsured people may be falling short, with more than half of people without insurance unaware of the March 31 deadlineand even more unaware of subsidies that could make their policies more affordable....
  • Even Obama seems to be losing faith in Obamacare

    03/07/2014 10:17:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Newman - The Exchange
    If youd like the government to change something about Obamacare, give the White House a ring. Theyre in a flexible mood. President Obama this week approved yet another delay to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, giving insurers until 2016 to sell a type of insurance policy thats supposed to be banned under the health-reform law. The ban, which was supposed to begin this year, would prevent insurers from selling bare-bones plans that might be affordable but dont abide by 10 essential service rules required under the new law. When insurers began canceling such coverage last year, however, several million...
  • Obama's caution on Ukraine may loom over midterm election [also, live breaking news from Ukraine]

    03/04/2014 12:14:33 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 131 replies
    reuters ^ | March 3, 2014 | By Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - With Russia's incursion into Ukraine reviving Cold War-style tensions, President Barack Obama is at risk of suffering a blow to his credibility at a time when he can least afford it: as he tries to convince voters to stick with his fellow Democrats in congressional elections that will help shape his legacy. For five years, Obama has practiced a cautious approach to foreign policy crises, prizing sober diplomacy and the search for consensus over brinkmanship, in prolonged conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the deliberative style that Obama's team sees as a statesmanlike attitude in tune with Americans'...
  • Obama Threatens To Penalize Putin Over Ukraine [Obama Says He Won't Attend Summit Meeting!!!]

    03/01/2014 4:05:52 PM PST · by Steelfish · 103 replies
    lATimes ^ | March 01, 2014 | Kathleen Hennessey
    Obama Threatens To Penalize Putin Over Ukraine By Kathleen Hennessey March 1, 2014 WASHINGTON -- President Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that the U.S. may boycott an upcoming economic summit in Russia and threatened further penalties if Moscow does not recall its military forces from Ukrainian territory. In a 90-minute telephone call, Obama warned Putin that Russia faces "greater political and economic isolation," according to a White House description of the call. The president suggested the United Nations would take action for what he called a "breach of international law." http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-fg-wn-obama-ukraine-20140301,0,3474561.story#ixzz2ul7lzoFV
  • Politico Hack Who Ridiculed Palin in '08 Whines and Moans at Her Ukraine 'I Told You So' Moment

    03/01/2014 4:30:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 1, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin made what has turned out to be a prescient remark about the relevance of a U.S. president's resolve and its potential impact on Russia's posture with the old Soviet Union's satellite states. She observed: "After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next." Many in the press ridiculed that notion. Among them was Blake Hounshell, who was then blogging at Foreign Policy Magazine. Characterizing Palin's...
  • ObamaCare: $56,819 To Sign Up Each Enrollee In Hawaii (Massachusetts - $22,124 per enrollee)

    02/14/2014 11:15:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/14/14 | IBD
    How much does it cost taxpayers to sign up one ObamaCare enrollee? In President Obama's home state of Hawaii, it's $56,819. The Obama administration gave Hawaii $205 million in grants over the past three years to set up its state-run exchange. But so far, only 3,614 Hawaiians have filled out applications just 40% of the state's enrollment goal. Even if Hawaii were to reach its 9,000 target, it would still cost nearly $23,000 for each enrollee. Hawaii's low sign-up numbers have state officials scrambling to figure out what to do next year, when its exchange is supposed to rely...
  • Bitcoin Exchanges Under Massive and Concerted Attack

    02/11/2014 12:06:45 PM PST · by Errant · 44 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 11 February 2014 | Emily Spaven
    A massive and concerted attack has been launched by a bot system on numerous bitcoin exchanges, Andreas Antonopoulos has revealed. This has lead to popular exchange Bitstamp putting a temporary halt on all bitcoin withdrawals. Antonopoulos, who is the chief security officer of Blockchain.info, said a DDoS attack is taking Bitcoins transaction malleability problem and applying it to many transactions in the network, simultaneously. So as transactions are being created, malformed/parallel transactions are also being created so as to create a fog of confusion over the entire network, which then affects almost every single implementation out there, he added.
  • Bitcoin Bank Run, Take 2

    02/11/2014 4:32:38 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 17 replies
    Mises Economics Blog ^ | 2/11/14 | David Howden
    Enough people were upset with my previous post claiming that Mt. Gox is suffering a bitcoin bank run because it is holding only a fractional bitcoin reserve that it caused me to think twice about the claim.I could have been wrong, but I doubt it.Actually, the backlash was strong enough that it made me think that perhaps I was using some common terms in strange ways. I referred to Mt. Gox as a bank, which is a stretch by some definitions, but it definitely stores bitcoin for clients and as such, acts as a custodian.Maybe it was the term bank...
  • Report: 20% of Obamacare 'Enrollees' to See Cancellation Notices Soon

    01/30/2014 12:07:16 PM PST · by gooblah · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2014, 11:57 | John Sexton
    One in five Obamacare "enrollees" could have their plans cancelled for failure to pay their first month's premium. That figure is based on reports from health insurers themselves, some of whom have made 10 attempts to collect the first payment.
  • Krauthammer Previews SOTU: Obama Is Admitting He Is A "Failure" (video)

    01/28/2014 4:11:16 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 28, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, listening to that excerpt from Ed Henry, you would think that's the campaign speech of someone running against Barack Obama. Obama is indicting the four years, the five years he's been president. He said the rich have done well, everybody else has stalled, inequality has increased. Well, the four years, the five years are his years. Essentially, he's saying my job now is to undo what I have done in the five years of my presidency. It's hardly sort of a ringing call to arms. I'm sure they now tested all of these words, inequality, opportunity, all...
  • Cracker Barrel: We screwed up big time

    12/22/2013 10:58:36 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 204 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/22/2013 | Todd Starnes
    We were flat out wrong." Thats the message Cracker Barrel is sending to enraged customers after the restaurant chain removed Duck Dynasty items from its stores over fears it might offend people. Our intent was to avoid offending but thats just what weve done, Cracker Barrel said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. You told us we made a mistake. And, you werent shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings. One of those customers was Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. He said his...
  • Oregon signs up just 44 people for Obamacare despite spending $300 million

    12/11/2013 10:42:54 AM PST · by bkopto · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 11, 2103 | Philip Klein
    Oregon, once touted as a model for President Obama's health care law, signed up just 44 people for insurance through November, despite spending more than $300 million on its state-based exchange. The states exchange had the fewest sign-ups in the nation, according to a new report today by the Department of Health and Human Services. The weak number of sign-ups undercuts two major defenses of Obamacare from its supporters. One defense was that state-based exchanges were performing a lot better than the federal healthcare.gov website servicing 36 states. But Oregon's website problems have forced the state to rely on paper...
  • Obama says rebranding Obamacare hard given rocky politics

    11/19/2013 4:54:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2013 | Jason Reed
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama blamed Republicans on Tuesday for contributing to the troubled rollout of his signature healthcare insurance plan and said it will be hard to "rebrand" Obamacare after his administration fixes a website used to sign up for the program. "We should have anticipated that that would create a rockier rollout," Obama told a Wall Street Journal conference."One of the problems we've had is one side of Capitol Hill is invested in failure," Obama said.Obama said he thinks the website will be fixed on time for people to "catch up" and shop for insurance by key deadlines,...
  • (Live Thread) Obama will allow insurance companies to extend current plans [Lie Thread]

    11/14/2013 8:49:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 205 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/14/2013 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama will allow insurance companies to continue offering individual health plans that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act through next year, according to a Democratic source on Capitol Hill familiar with the plans. The plan, which the president will announce Thursday morning, is intended to placate millions of consumers who have received cancellation notices from insurers in recent weeks. Obama had repeatedly promised that consumers would be able to keep plans that they liked. The president was under intense pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill to find a fix. House Democrats have increasingly...
  • Low Obamacare Enrollment More Proof of a Disaster (When ObamaCare Meets 'berg, Epic Fail haPPens)

    11/12/2013 9:10:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Eric Pianin, Brianna Ehley - The Fiscal Times
    Before Healthcare.govs troubled launch on Oct. 1, the White House estimated nearly 500,000 people would enroll in the Obamacare health exchanges within the first month and an estimated 7 million were expected to gain private coverage by the end of March, when the open-enrollment period is scheduled to end. Now even before the administration can deliver on its promise to release an official head count of how many people have enrolled for insurance coverage in the first full month of operations insurance industry analysts on Monday released figures showing the government has signed up a mere fraction of...
  • My personal experience with Pbamacare...update #2

    11/09/2013 11:53:38 AM PST · by VideoPaul · 26 replies
    11/9/2013 | VANITY
    Update #2 after numerous requests from readers to update this story. The original posting is here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3079644/posts Update #1 is here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3083078/posts And now, update #2: The last contact I made was on October 31st, asking why the promised call back after 2 business days hadn't happened. I was told that they'd escalate it again and I'd get a call back within 48 hours, not including weekends. On November 6th I called in o tell them that those two days had elapsed and no call back had occurred. I asked for a supervisor who told me that the callback standard...
  • Kathleen Sebelius gets embarrassing gift at Memphis event

    11/02/2013 8:36:11 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 125 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | November 2, 2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Memphis, Tenn., for an education and outreach session about the health care marketplace, when a state senator presented her with a gift she didnt appear to be happy to receive.
  • What It Takes to Get Fired From the Obama Administration

    10/26/2013 10:53:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1-/25/13 | Michael Falcone - ABC News
    Call it "Survivor: White House" edition. Over the past week, one high-profile cabinet secretary managed to dodge an onslaught of Republican demands for her resignation while a lesser-known national security aide got the boot for a series of snarky anonymous tweets. In fact, history has shown that it's actually not that easy to get fired from the Obama administration. Over the past five years, just a few of those who serve at the pleasure of the president have been forcibly shown the door. Many more have weathered controversy and embarrassment and figured out a way to hold on for dear...
  • Obama: 'No excuse' for health care signup problems

    10/21/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 145 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/21/13 | Julie Pace - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama on Monday said there was "no excuse" for the cascade of computer problems that have marred the rollout of key elements in his health care law, but declared he was confident the administration would be able to fix the issues. "There's no sugarcoating it," Obama said. "Nobody is more frustrated than I am." The president said his administration was doing "everything we can possibly do" to get the federally run websites up and running. And he guaranteed that everyone who wants to get insurance through the new health care exchanges will be able to....
  • Microsoft Pulls Windows 8.1 Update (Bricks RT Devices)

    10/19/2013 1:06:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 106 replies
    Mashable ^ | Oct 19, 2013 | Adario Strange
    The much-anticipated Windows 8.1 update was finally released on Thursday. Since then, however, early reports of bricked devices and lost data from some users indicate that the release may have been premature. In response, Microsoft took its Windows 8.1 update offline until further notice on Saturday. The Redmond, Wash. company posted the following a message to its website: Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT device to Windows RT 8.1. As a result, we have temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store. We are working to resolve the...
  • ObamaCare Employer Mandate: A List Of Cuts To Work Hours, Jobs

    09/28/2013 3:26:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 25, 2013 | Jed Graham
    ObamaCare's impact on jobs is hotly debated by politicians and economists. Critics say the Affordable Care Act, with its employer mandate to provide health insurance, gives businesses an incentive to cut workers' hours. This year, report after report has rolled in about employers restricting work hours to fewer than 30 per week the point where the mandate kicks in. Data also point to a record low workweek in low-wage industries. In the interest of an informed debate, we've compiled a list of job actions with strong proof that ObamaCare's employer mandate is behind cuts to work hours or staffing...