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  • Gates to Cut Major Military Command in Virginia, Officials Say

    08/09/2010 9:36:32 AM PDT · by Doogle · 70 replies
    AP VIA FOX ^ | 08/09/10 | AP via FOX
    WASHINGTON -- Officials briefed on the decision say Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to eliminate a major military command in Norfolk, Va., and try to cut the Pentagon's use of outside contractors by 10 percent next year. The plan was to be announced at a Pentagon press conference on Monday. It is part of a broader effort to trim $100 billion from the military's mammoth budget in the next five years, as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan begin to wind down and Congress turns its attention more to domestic priorities.
  • The Smallest President

    06/01/2010 3:58:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies · 1,952+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2010 | Goeffrey P. Hunt
    Would someone remind us again why the nation elected this man to be president? A man with no resume, a man with no experience in running anything other than a political campaign, a man who is ignorant of history, economics, and technology? A man who is shallow and lazy? A man who shares neither character nor temperament with the American people in this vast republic? How did this happen?Voters were smitten by the ideological handmaidens of identity politics and the promise of big government. The identity politics substituted a cosmetic profile for character and experience. The promise was that big...
  • Obama Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Need Not be at Arlington Cemetery(MSM out to save their deity)

    The news that some conservative critics were exacting their pound of flesh from a Democratic president for not laying a wreath this year at Arlington National Cemetery certainly was a reach, especially after the White House revealed that Vice President Joe Biden was going to Arlington -- and that the commander-in-chief would pay his respects at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
  • Obama Impeachment Now Almost Certain: Sestak Allegation Confirmed

    05/28/2010 10:05:35 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 200 replies · 4,878+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 5/28/10 | Bill Levinson
    Obama Allegedly Violated U.S. Code Title 18 (Crimes), Section 600White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race reports, The White House asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Rep. Joe Sestak about the possibility of obtaining a senior position in the Obama administration if he would drop out of the Democratic primary race against establishment-backed Sen. Arlen Specter, the Obama administration said in a report released Friday morning. The White House adds in Nixonese, "But the report, by the White House Counsel's office, concluded that "allegations of improper conduct rest on factual errors...
  • Congress bows to gay agenda...repeals 'repeals don't ask don't tell'

    05/28/2010 4:37:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies · 655+ views
    One News Now ^ | 5/28/2010 | Jim Abrams - Associated Press Writer
    The drive to end the ban still has a long way to go. The 234-194 House vote was an amendment to a defense spending bill that comes up for a final vote Friday. While the spending bill, which approves more than $700 billion in funds for military operations, enjoys wide support, some lawmakers vowed to vote against it if the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal was included. "It jeopardizes passage of the entire bill," said Rep. Gene Taylor of Mississippi, a conservative Democrat who opposed it. The full Senate is expected to take up the defense bill next month, and...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll 5/24/10 (Dear Reader @ -18)

    05/24/2010 7:03:13 AM PDT · by LonePalm · 5 replies · 707+ views
    Rasmusen Reports ^ | 5/24/2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18 (see trends). Following passage of health care, enthusiasm for the president among Democrats soared. Today, however, just 49% of Democrats Strongly Approve of Obama’s performance. That’s down from a high of 65%. It remains to be seen whether this is a temporary aberration or the beginning of a lasting change. Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters nationwide...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-18 and dropping)

    05/24/2010 6:44:03 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 80 replies · 2,011+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Scot Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18. That’s the president’s lowest rating since the health care bill became law in March (see trends).
  • Tepid Applause From Cadets: Obama Cuts 'That's a lot of cheering' Line From Prepared Remarks

    05/23/2010 11:45:34 AM PDT · by kristinn · 91 replies · 4,638+ views
    Sunday, May 23, 2010 | Kristinn via Drudge
    The Drudge Report has a teaser headline about the very reserved response Barack Obama got from the 2010 graduating class at West Point yesterday:Tepid applause from cadets: Cuts 'That's a lot of cheering' line from prepared remarks...Here is the prepared version followed by the transcript of the passage noted by Drudge:To the United States Corps of Cadets, and most of all, the Class of 2010 – it is an honor to serve as your Commander-in-Chief. Under our constitutional system, my power as President is wisely limited. But there are some areas where my power is absolute. And so, as your...
  • The Second Obama Stock Market Crash? How Will MSNBC Report This Story Tonight?

    05/06/2010 11:57:44 AM PDT · by JohnThune2012 · 57 replies · 1,934+ views
    The Greek Way Of Spending Tax Payers Money Is A Mirror Image Of What Our Democratic Leaders Have Been Doing For 15 Months Now!! How Will Pelosi, Reid, Obama And MSNBC Explain Their Way Out Of This Debacle? {Being they are using the same economic policies of Greece}
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-19) (OUCH!)

    05/19/2010 6:32:54 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 127 replies · 6,031+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 19, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. Today’s rating is the lowest earned by the president since the passage of his health care proposal two months ago
  • Obama Risks a Domestic Military Intervention

    05/19/2010 11:22:07 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 307 replies · 6,753+ views
    TPM ^ | 5/1/109 | John L. Perry
    There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the "Obama problem." Don't dismiss it as unrealistic. America isn't the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn't mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it. So, view the following through military eyes:
  • Obama Losing the ‘G-d Vote’

    05/16/2010 10:41:43 PM PDT · by Tzvi · 25 replies · 1,161+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 16, 2010 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Strong signs at the polls show that U.S. President Barack Obama is losing the “G-d vote” as Jewish and religious Christian voters flee, chapter and verse, to the Republican camp.
  • Retail Sales Surge At Twice Expected Rate -- Stocks Still Heading Lower

    05/14/2010 5:46:49 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 769+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-14-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Retail Sales Surge At Twice Expected Rate -- Stocks Still Heading Lower Joe Weisenthal May. 14, 2010, 8:35 AM Americans sure love to spend money. April retail sales jumped 0.4% in April, which was twice the .2% analysts were looking for. Stocks are still shooting. Dow futures are off 87. Here's the full release.[snip]
  • Obama Begins Covert Attack on Second Amendment

    05/10/2010 4:43:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 1,789+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9 May, 2010 | Joel McDurmon
    Obama has apparently taken a step to disarm America, according to a document that has been leaked. The step is strategic and very cunning: begin with the military. The document reveals a proposal to force all military personnel to register all firearms—even privately owned firearms that are kept in their private residences. It would force a regular inventory of all such firearms concurrent with the regular inventories of military weapons. Soldiers maintaining privately owned firearms in their private residences, off base, would be required to keep their weapons in locked containers or with trigger locks, unloaded, and have the ammunition...
  • Poll: Obama has Lost Almost Half of his US Jewish Support

    05/09/2010 9:14:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 149 replies · 2,250+ views
    in ^ | 5/9/10 | Gil Ronin
    United States President Barack Obama has lost nearly half of his support among American Jews, a poll by the McLaughlin Group has shown. The US Jews polled were asked whether they would: (a) vote to re-elect Obama, or (b) consider voting for someone else. 42% said they would vote for Obama and 46%, a plurality, preferred the second answer. 12% said they did not know or refused to answer.
  • Did God talk through the stock market - 6666 bottom NYSE composite

    05/07/2010 5:01:28 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 37 replies · 947+ views
    Yesterday's Range on the NYSE Composite 6666.96 - 7259.19 If God can talk through a burning bush he can do it through the Illinois lottery numbers 666 after Obama was elected and through the Stock market numbers. Just one more thing to add for those looking for the warning signs...and another for those that say it is all merely coincidence.
  • Poll: Only 39% would vote for Obama again

    05/07/2010 7:25:32 AM PDT · by erod · 29 replies · 859+ views
    Voters have lost faith in Obama to craft solutions to the country's economic challenges. Just 39% say they trust Obama more than GOPers in Congress, while 32% say they believe the GOP has the right ideas. That 7-point gap is down from a 29-point Obama advantage in the April '09 poll. Only 39% of voters said they would vote to re-elect Pres. Obama if the election were held today, while 50% say they would vote for someone else. A quarter of voters would definitely vote to re-elect Obama, while 37% would definitely vote for someone else.
  • Stock Market Panic Dow Crash 1000 Points Before Fed Steps in to Buy

    05/06/2010 4:23:24 PM PDT · by blam · 77 replies · 2,128+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5-6-2010 | Nadeem Walayat
    Stock Market Panic Dow Crash 1000 Points Before Fed Steps in to Buy Stock-Markets / Financial Crash May 06, 2010 - 02:56 PM By: Nadeem Walayat The sovereign debt crisis shock waves emanating out of Greece triggered a stock market Free fall crash today as the Dow sliced through support after support to all the way below Dow 10k, hitting a low of 9,872 before the Fed as part of the Plunge Protection Team (PPT) stepped in to halt the panic selling and triggering an equally phenomenal a 700 point reversal less than half an hour from today's close. The...
  • Stock Market tanking........

    05/06/2010 11:28:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 102 replies · 4,170+ views
    Fasten your 401k's folks.......
  • Obama’s Campaign to Divide America by Race and Class Not Working

    05/06/2010 9:25:38 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 784+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-06-10 | Mike's America
    Dem turnout for last Tuesday's primaries was record low!The primary reason Obama and the Dems have been shouting "RACISM" at every opportunity and making transparently false connections between the Tea Parties and potential violence was to gin up anger among the liberal base and encourage them to vote in big numbers like they did in 2008. But it's not working. If you needed further proof that after elections in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts that the pendulum had swung hard in the other direction away from Democrats you got confirmation with the latest round of primary voting. Dem Turnout Falls...
  • Gates Fires At Carriers, Subs, EFV

    05/06/2010 5:46:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 62 replies · 1,254+ views
    DOD Buzz ^ | 5/6/10 | Clark
    In his first speech to the Navy League, Defense Secretary Robert Gates laid out a grim portrait of a smaller fleet, one with fewer aircraft carriers, few or no new submarines and a sharply curtailed expeditionary capability for the Marines. Gates told a somber audience today that he did “not foresee any significant top-line increases in the shipbuilding budget beyond current assumptions. At the end of the day, we have to ask whether the nation can really afford a Navy that relies on $3 to $6 billion destroyers, $7 billion submarines, and $11 billion carriers.” On top of that, as...
  • Early April retail sales disappoint

    05/06/2010 6:07:59 AM PDT · by mlocher · 19 replies · 429+ views
    Reuters via ^ | May 6, 2010 | Dhanya Skariachan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. retailers including discounter Costco Wholesale and teen chain Zumiez posted slightly disappointing April same-store sales, and the early report suggested Wall Street's hopes for a consumer rebound may be getting ahead of the pace of recovery. Six out of nine retailers who posted sales results at stores open at least a year came in short of analyst expectations, according to a tally by Thomson Reuters. An additional 19 store chains were due to report. "Nobody has told American consumers that the recession is over although some officials have rosy predictions of growing consumer spending," consumer...
  • Surprise: Obama’s losing young voters

    05/01/2010 12:49:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1,160+ views
    Hot Air ^ | April 27, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    Democrats are getting desperate. Thanks to mountains of unpopular legislation, they’re careening full speed ahead towards huge losses in November. They’re looking towards their charismatic Dear Leader to help save them, and so Obama is trying to recapture the magic from his campaign. So, Obama sent out a call for pretty much everyone except older white people to help out his buddies when election season rolls around. Unfortunately, he’s already lost one of those groups: the young voters. Cue the hysterical “Get Out The Vote” campaigns! Less than 24 hours after President Barack Obama announced his plan to re-build the...
  • Miss him? Bush's reputation might be ready for a rebound

    04/30/2010 6:45:15 AM PDT · by Justaham · 109 replies · 1,897+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 4-30-10 | Steven Thomma
    WASHINGTON — Is George W. Bush about to start a political comeback? Written off as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history when he left office, the 63-year-old Bush has been keeping a low profile, fading from view as the country turned its attention to his successor, President Barack Obama . Now, some events might be turning in Bush's favor just as he and his family emerge to tell their side of the story, first with the release this week of Laura Bush's memoir, "Spoken From the Heart," then in November with the release of his book, "Decision Points."...
  • Obama Gives Unions a 'Massive Payback' with Executive Order, Contractors Claim

    04/30/2010 3:24:34 AM PDT · by Man50D · 21 replies · 904+ views ^ | April 30, 2010 | Christopher Neefus
    The nation’s non-union contractors, who constitute the bulk of the construction industry, say President Obama has given a “massive payback” to unions by implementing an executive order that would help them secure billions of dollars in construction contracts on public projects -- and a House Republican congressman agrees. The executive order, implemented in mid-April, encourages federal agencies to use “project labor agreements” or PLAs on their construction projects, which could require any non-union workers to pay into ailing union pension funds and follow work guidelines set out by a union. Ben Brubeck, who is director of the labor and federal...
  • Say Goodbye To U.S. Air Dominance -- And Perhaps To Victory In The Next War

    04/27/2010 9:12:17 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 1,037+ views
    The Lexington Institute ^ | 4/27/2010 | Daniel Goure, Ph.D.
    Some militaries are defeated in battle; others lose the war before the firing even begins. For example, it is the general consensus among military historians that the French military lost in World War Two before the first German panzer had crossed the frontier. A combination of preparing to fight the last war, inadequate investment in modern air and ground power, the wrong organization and French politics basically ensured that Germany would defeat France. The United States may be replicating the French experience. Rather than maintaining control of the high ground and with it control of the initiative in future conflicts,...
  • Growing Anger At Collapse Of U.S.A. Standard Of Living

    04/25/2010 3:51:15 PM PDT · by blam · 267 replies · 7,758+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 4-25-2010 | Global Research
    Growing Anger At Collapse Of U.S.A. Standard Of Living Politics / US Politics Apr 25, 2010 - 07:03 AM By: Global Research Hiram Lee writes: A series of recent studies conducted by the Pew Research Center shed new light on the scope of the economic crisis in the US and the level of hostility the majority of the American population holds for the US government. Released in March, before the passage of the Obama administration’s health care legislation, a survey entitled “Health Care Reform—Can’t Live With It, or Without It” indicates that 92 percent of Americans give the national economy...
  • Chomsky Warns of Rise of the Far Right in the U.S.

    04/25/2010 3:41:09 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 113 replies · 3,049+ views
    Pravda ^ | 23 Apr 10 | Staff
    Recent research from the New York Times / CBS News poll revealed that 18% of Americans identify themselves as supporters of the Tea Party, classify themselves "very conservative" and are very pessimistic about the direction of the country and severely critical of Washington and, of course, Obama. Over 90% of them believe that the country moves to a wrong path and the same percentage disapproves of the president and his administration policy. Already 92% of respondents estimated that Obama leads the country "toward socialism" (an opinion shared by more than half the population in general). Moreover, the expressions of popular...
  • The List, Obama's Sixty Fifth Week in Office

    04/22/2010 8:30:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 352+ views ^ | 4/22/10 | Nachum
    Obama's Sixty Fifth Week in OfficeThe List" for 4/22/2010 Obama's health care overhaul law will increase the nation's health care tab instead of bringing costs down, government economic forecasters concluded Thursday in a sobering assessment of the sweeping legislation.Obama argued for more government regulation and the SEC watches pornWhite House press secretary Robert Gibbs- The President doesn't take--and didn't in the campaign--money from registered federal lobbyists -----Presidential ties to lobbyists... HERE ... and HERENetanyahu is amenable to an interim agreement in the West Bank that would include the establishment of a Palestinian state within temporary bordersGrassley Slams GM, Administration Over...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (April 17, 2010: HUSSEIN PLUMMETS TO -17)

    04/17/2010 6:56:44 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 169 replies · 7,911+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 04/17/10 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17
  • Press airs grievances to Gibbs [rarely have I sensed such a level of anger......]

    04/17/2010 11:45:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 3,465+ views
    Press airs grievances to Gibbs By: Mike Allen April 17, 2010 12:06 PM EDT White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs met with a delegation from the White House press corps for 75 minutes on Thursday in an effort to improve frayed relations between the two sides. Ed Chen, a White House correspondent for Bloomberg News who is president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, said he asked for the meeting “to clear the air because in my 10-plus years at the White House, rarely have I sensed such a level of anger, which is wide and deep, among members over...
  • Obama 'amused' by massive nationwide protests against him

    04/16/2010 9:03:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies · 1,969+ views
    american thinker ^ | 4/16/10 | Rick George
    Addressing a DNC fundraiser in Florida, President Obama said that Tea partiers should be "grateful" to him for lowering their taxes. And AP reports that the president says, "he's been a little amused over the past couple of days when people at the rallies complained about taxes." Amused? Amused at trillion dollar deficits? Amused that his health care plan is one of the most unpopular pieces of major legislation in American history? Amused that our enemies in Iran and North Korea continually mock and laugh at the United States under his leadership? Amused at the utter, complete, and total failure...
  • Red flag for a sinking Obama: Americans now prefer Hillary Clinton

    04/14/2010 8:46:29 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 31 replies · 1,215+ views
    http://latimesblogs ^ | 04/14/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    <p>It is, of course, a really silly thing to even think about, given the clout of the Chicago Machine boys currently occupying the White House.</p> <p>But, just say, the Real Great Talker continues his spiraling descent in the polls over the next 12-18 months; already the Democrat is barely tied with Any Republican in opinion polls looking toward 2012.</p>
  • Fox News 'All-Star' Panel on What Came Out of Obama's Nuclear Summit

    04/14/2010 2:24:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 1,588+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2010
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: What was unprecedented this week was the unprecedented use of the word "unprecedented" by the president to describe a conference which was completely fatuous. What were the accomplishments? [Snip] Look, this was all a conference about changing the subject. The subject when it comes to proliferating nukes is Iran. If it requires nukes, it's the end of the NPT, it's the end of all effort to prevent a weapon from falling in the hands of terrorism. It's the biggest supporter of terrorism in the world. It will change the world. It will change the Middle East. Everybody...
  • Poll: 46% want Bush back

    04/14/2010 9:23:41 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies · 1,185+ views
    Poll: 46% want Bush back By Eric Zimmermann - 04/14/10 11:02 AM ET Almost half of Americans prefer George W. Bush to President Obama, according to a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey. Forty-six percent of respondents said they'd like to have Bush back in the White House, while 48% prefer Obama. From PPP: Bush had atrocious approval ratings for his final few years in office, particularly because he lost a lot of support from Republicans and conservative leaning independents. Those folks may not have liked him but they now say they would rather have him back than Obama. 87%...
  • It's Almost Impossible To "Get By" In The US Today

    04/13/2010 6:59:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 255 replies · 3,745+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/13/2010 | Graham Summers of Phoenix Capital Research
    While the market cheers on the fantastic job “growth” of March 2010, the more astute of us are concerned with a growing tide of personal bankruptcies. March 2010 saw 158,000 bankruptcy filings. David Rosenberg of Gluskin-Sheff notes that this is an astounding 6,900 filings per day. This latest filing is up 19% from March 2009’s number which occurred at the absolute nadir of the economic decline, when everyone thought the world was ending. It’s also up 35% from last month’s (February 2010) number. Given the significance of this, I thought today we’d spend some time delving into numbers for the...
  • Barack Obama: The Miss America Presidency

    04/12/2010 9:31:04 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 22 replies · 1,365+ views
    When I first set eyes on Barack Obama I knew that the Republicans didn’t have a chance at winning the Presidency. Obama, a young, handsome, bi-racial idealist whispering the poetry of hope and change was unstoppable when placed next to the old, white, sameness of John McCain. Everything about the Obama candidacy seemed perfectly orchestrated. His presidency, while less popular, has been equally choreographed. There is an almost beauty pageant perfection to his image. The beauty pageant world of President Obama continued this week with the signing of the Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia. NPR’s “Morning Edition” ran a story,...
  • Dow Hits 11,000, But Still in Recession?

    04/12/2010 11:02:14 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies · 997+ views
    TheAtlantic ^ | 4/12/10 | Daniel Indiviglio
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average has surpassed 11,000 today for the first time since September 2008. Yet, the U.S. could still be in recession, according to a statement released today by the National Bureau of Economic Research's Business Cycle Dating Committee. The group of academic economists declined to declare the recession over. According to the stock market, however, Wall Street would beg to differ. Who's right? Possibly neither.
  • The Dow's up but trades are scarce, worrying bulls

    04/11/2010 11:25:09 AM PDT · by OCCASparky · 30 replies · 1,252+ views
    My Way News ^ | 9 April 2010 | BERNARD CONDON
    Think Dow 11,000 is a big deal? Think again. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly hit the milestone Friday for the first time in 18 months before closing at 10,997. But Wall Street analysts who study key stock index levels say all the attention paid to 11,000 is more like a big distraction. They worry that investors are ignoring another number at their peril: The surprisingly low volume of trading. As stocks have risen over the past year, the volume reflects the vulnerability of a rally riding on the shoulders of relatively few participants. And that's given pause even to...
  • Obama Going Off the Deep End

    04/10/2010 10:44:29 PM PDT · by TCH · 69 replies · 3,090+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | April 10, 2010 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    A recent analysis by Roger Simon of PJTV Media maintains that Obama is showing signs of mental illness. A wide variety of commentators have observed that Obama displays severe narcissism. Obama is conceited, and he is demonstrating a serious disassociation from reality. A recent case in point was Obama's bizarre and meandering 17-minute, 2,500-word answer to the simple question about how he could justify raising taxes for ObamaCare during a recession when citizens are already overtaxed. Obama's wildly inappropriate answer left the audience stunned and led commentator Charles Krauthammer to mockingly say, "I don't know why you are so surprised....
  • "The List", Obama's Sixty Third Week in Office

    04/08/2010 8:41:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 636+ views ^ | 4/8/10 | Nachum
    Obama's Sixty Third Week in OfficeThe List" for 4/8/2010VIDEO: Obama Slams Palin In ABC News Interview On Nuclear Treaty - "I really have no response. Because last I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issuesSecretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius said today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is developing a new regulation  that would require food manufacturers to display nutritional information on the front of packagesMichelle Obama gets a facelift from Good HousekeepingThe White House on Wednesday touted new rules as another “historic milestone” in government transparency, even as transparency advocates...
  • US to retire Tomahawk nukes

    04/07/2010 8:51:16 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 47 replies · 1,110+ views
    AFP-The Straits Times ^ | 4/08/2010 | AFP
    THE United States will retire its sea-based nuclear Tomahawk missiles within a few years, believing it has other ways to defend North-east Asia, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday. The elimination of the missile - supported in the past by some policymakers in Japan and South Korea - was part of a policy shift announced on Tuesday by President Barack Obama's administration to reduce the role of nuclear weapons. 'The timeline for its retirement will be over the next two to three years,' James Miller, the principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, told a news conference. He said that...
  • Obama;s Nuclear Strategy Intended as a Message (Yes, "We Surrender", unilaterally)

    04/06/2010 11:09:42 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 10 replies · 526+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2010 | DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER
    At the heart of President Obama's new nuclear strategy lies a central gamble: that an aging, oversize, increasingly outmoded nuclear arsenal can be turned to the new purpose of adding leverage to the faltering effort to force Iran and North Korea to rethink the value of their nuclear programs. The nuclear review also details a larger set of tools to shape the behavior of Iran and North Korea. By reducing the size of America's own stockpiles, and assuring nonnuclear states inside the nonproliferation treaty that they are exempt from any nuclear attack, the administration hopes to bolster its credentials to...
  • IRS Launches New Global Program to Target ‘High Wealth Individuals'

    04/06/2010 2:37:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 39 replies · 1,292+ views
    CNS ^ | April 6, 2010 | Penny Starr
    Note Video included at article link. SNIPPET: "( - The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new global program to target what it calls “high wealth individuals,” IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said Monday. “Through our new global high wealth operating unit we are taking a unified look at the entire web of business and economic entities controlled by high wealth individuals so we can better assess the risk such arrangements pose to tax compliance,” Shulman said at the National Press Club on Monday. Shulman said the IRS is using “our robust and evolving enforcement program that ensures that everyone pays...
  • Obama nuclear weapons manifesto is detailed

    04/05/2010 5:38:44 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 101 replies · 4,072+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2010 | Paul Richter
    Reporting from Washington - The Obama administration is releasing a major statement on nuclear weapons policy that will herald a further shrinking of the U.S. arsenal, even as it rejects some sweeping steps advocated by arms control advocates. The statement, to be released Tuesday, will announce that the arsenal will shrink by thousands of warheads, and it will further restrict when the weapons may be used, U.S. officials say. But the administration has rejected proposals to declare that the "sole purpose" of nuclear arms is deterrence, nor will it promise that the United States won't be the first to use...
  • National debt seen heading for crisis level

    04/05/2010 7:36:56 AM PDT · by SmithL · 95 replies · 2,216+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/5/10 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    Washington -- Health care may have been the last big bang of the Obama presidency. With ferocious speed, the financial crisis, recession and efforts to combat the recession have swung the U.S. debt from worrisome to ruinous, promising to handcuff the administration. Lost amid last month's passage of the new health care law, the Congressional Budget Office issued a report showing that within this decade, President Obama's own budget sends the U.S. government to a potential tipping point where the debt reaches 90 percent of gross domestic product.
  • White House Braces U.S. for Slow Economic Recovery

    04/05/2010 3:21:12 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies · 942+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 4/5/2010 | Staff
    Despite a modest rise last month in employment, the White House on Sunday braced out-of-work Americans for a slow economic recovery. Obama's chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers said on a pair of talk shows that a year after the passage of the stimulus bill, the U.S. economy still has "a long way to go." Summers said pushing the unemployment rate down from its current 9.7 percent level won't be easy. He said Obama was preoccupied with creating jobs. "The trend has turned, but to get back to the surface, we've got a long way to go," Summers said.
  • Oil hits 18-month high over $85 on economic outlook (Now the MSM claims oil price increase is good)

    04/05/2010 4:05:32 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 33 replies · 1,102+ views
    reuters ^ | 4/5/2010 | Reuters
    Data on Friday showed U.S. employers created jobs in March at the fastest rate in three years. Non-farm payrolls rose 162,000, only the third increase since the U.S. economy fell into recession in late 2007 and the largest since March 2007. U.S. manufacturing is also expanding at its fastest pace for more than five years, while Chinese manufacturing is picking up and Japanese business sentiment is also improving. U.S. crude oil for May delivery rose $1.02 per barrel to a high of $85.89 in early Asian trade before slipping back to around $85.32, up 45 cents, by 1000 GMT. The...
  • CBS poll has Obama approval at new low of 44%

    04/04/2010 8:15:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1,534+ views
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    How’s that Hopey-Changey working out for you? Two weeks after finally getting his ObamaCare agenda item signed into law, Barack Obama has reaped the reward of pushing a deeply unpopular bill through Congress. A new CBS poll shows Obama dropping to his lowest approval rating in their survey yet, down to 44% (via JWF): Last week, President Obama signed historic health care reform legislation into law — but his legislative success doesn’t seem to have helped his image with the American public. The latest CBS News Poll, conducted between March 29 and April 1, found Americans unhappier than ever with...
  • Obama Accepts a Nuclear Iran

    04/04/2010 10:31:08 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 34 replies · 1,167+ views
    RCP / The Australian ^ | 4/3/2010 | Greg Sheridan
    Obama Accepts a Nuclear Iran By Greg Sheridan US President Barack Obama has decided to abandon any serious effort to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. He is determined instead to live with a nuclear Iran, by containment and, if possible, negotiation. This is the shifting tectonic plate in the Middle East. This is the giant story of the past few weeks which the world has largely missed, distracted by the theatre of the absurd of Obama's contrived and mock confrontation with Israel over 1600 apartments to be built in three years' time in a Jewish suburb in East Jerusalem....