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  • Disproportionate Numbers of Black Kids Being Suspended from Preschool Programs

    03/24/2014 6:02:10 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 109 replies
    Afro ^ | 3/21/14
    Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools—and they're disproportionately Black, a trend that continues up through the later grades. Data released March 21 by the Education Department's civil rights arm finds that Black children represent about 18 percent of children enrolled in preschool programs in schools, but almost half of the students were suspended more than once. Six percent of the nation's districts with preschools reported suspending at least one preschool child. Advocates have long said that get-tough suspension and arrest policies in schools have contributed to a "school-to-prison" pipeline that snags minority students, but much of the...
  • I'm asking you, and here's why: [email from nobama]

    12/30/2013 8:58:28 AM PST · by upchuck · 12 replies
    email | Dec 30, 2013 | Barack Obama (supposedly)
    Friend -- On January 1st, our nation turns a corner on health care -- and we're never going back. From here on, no American should have to go broke just because they get sick. You can't be dropped from your plan when you need it most. Pre-existing conditions will never prevent someone from getting coverage, and women can't be charged more than men for their plans. And for millions of Americans, affordable, quality coverage is finally within reach. I am so proud of that. And I have people like you to thank, truly. Fundamental change like this doesn't happen just...
  • Obama's Current Approval Rating Is The Ugliest Since Nixon

    12/17/2013 5:55:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2013, 10:02 AM | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday. Obama's approval rating in the poll stands at 43%. By comparison, President George W. Bush had a 47% approval rating at the end of the fifth year of his presidency. And all other Post-World War II presidents had approval ratings above 50% — with the exception of Nixon, who, amid the Watergate scandal, had a dreadful 29% approval rating.
  • NBC Quietly Deletes Mugabe from Obama-Castro Handshake Story

    12/11/2013 12:14:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Joel B Pollack
    Earlier Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Barack Obama had shaken hands with Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. However, the UK Telegraph's Josie Ensor reported that Obama "was asked to take his seat just before reaching Mugabe." Complicating matters, another article in the UK Telegraph also claimed that Obama had shaken hands with Mugabe--in very similar terms to those used in the NBC article. Breitbart News caught the discrepancy--and suddenly the NBC News article was corrected, with no notice. Before: On his way to the rostrum, Obama also shook the hand of Robert Mugabe, the strongman ruler of Zimbabwe, and hugged...
  • Pickens Co. sheriff refuses to fly flag at half-staff for Mandela

    12/08/2013 2:11:18 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Fox News Carolina ^ | 12/6/13 | Joseph Pereir
    PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) - An Upstate sheriff said in a Facebook post on Friday that he would not lower his flag for Nelson Mandela, even after an executive order from the president. Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said in the post that he refused to lower the flag to half-staff after the death of the former South African president, who died on Thursday. Clark continued to say in the Facebook post that it should be lowered at the United States embassy in South Africa. Clark said in the post, "Nelson Mandela did great things for his country and was...
  • Obama: Help raise Obamacare awareness

    12/04/2013 10:14:08 AM PST · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    President Barack Obama, speaking publicly on the Affordable Care Act for the first time since his administration said it met its HealthCare.gov repair goals, urged supporters on Tuesday to spread the word about the health care law.
  • Obama Launches New Push To Sell Healthcare Law: ‘We’re Not Going Back’

    12/03/2013 12:45:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    TIME ^ | December 3, 2013 | By Alex Altman
    “We’re not going back,” Obama said, flanked by people who the White House said are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. Obama urged Americans to “refocus on what’s at stake.” “What’s important for everybody to remember is not only that the law has helped millions of people,” Obama said, “but also that there are millions more that stand to be helped.” “Do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you,” Obama implored, arguing that enrolling in coverage “will make all the difference".
  • Obama: 'We're not going back'

    12/03/2013 1:00:22 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 3, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama declared Tuesday that ObamaCare "is working" and that "we're not going back," as the White House looked to reboot its efforts to sell Americans on the president's signature healthcare law. Obama said that "poor execution" of the rollout of HealthCare.gov had "clouded" the benefits of the bill, but said he would not allow technical glitches to undermine a program that was providing financial security for many Americans. "If I've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, that's what we'll do," Obama said. "We're not repealing it as long as I'm president," he added....
  • Helping Mr. Obama.

    11/04/2013 8:11:48 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 94 replies
    Original Content | Nov 4, 2013 | by Laz A. Mataz
    <p>I'm a helpful chap. Obama's been caught in his own personal "Read My Lips, No New Taxes" moment. He said, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it. Period."</p> <p>Well, that wasn't true. So now he's changing the lie, saying, "You can keep your plan, if the plan didn't change since the law was passed."</p>
  • Flashback: Obama's Campaign to Transition to Single Payer Health Care (VIDEO)

    10/30/2013 10:23:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | October 29, 2013 | by Kerry Picket
    President Barack Obama made it no secret he was a proponent of a single payer health care system in America when he first came on to the national scene. However, he explained to his supporters over the years that a "potential transition" would be necessary to break away from the current system. Interestingly, as the implementation of the Obamacare exchanges face problems and millions begin to lose coverage from their private insurers, something President Obama promised would not happen, Democrats and their liberal allies are now beginning to suggest a single payer system as a solution to the rickety exchanges....
  • Obama's Big Lie

    10/30/2013 5:20:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "All we've been hearing the last three years is if you like your policy you can keep it. ... I'm infuriated because I was lied to," one woman told the Los Angeles Times, as part of a story on how some middle-class Californians have been stunned to learn the real costs of Obamacare. And that lie looks like the biggest lie about domestic policy ever uttered by a U.S. president. The most famous presidential lies have to do with misconduct (Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" or Bill Clinton's "I did not have sexual relations") or war. Woodrow...
  • CNN Anchor Admits Team Obama 'Can Be Quite Nasty' to Deal With (Video at link)

    10/25/2013 12:18:55 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 37 replies
    CNN's Carol Costello admitted on Wednesday that President Obama's staff "can be quite nasty" to deal with. Given Costello's propensity to be a bleeding-heart liberal, her admission is all the more striking. "I felt it first hand when I was, you know, reporting on the presidential race," Costello noted. "I mean President Obama's people can be quite nasty. They don't like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they're not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job..." [Video at link]
  • Obama rejects unanimous bill to pay death benefits to families of fallen soldiers

    10/10/2013 2:42:31 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 63 replies
    President Obama opposed passage of funding for veterans’ death benefits because the Fisher House Foundation has agreed to cover the costs, according to his spokesman.
  • Why isn't Obamacare being shut down during the CR debacle?

    10/10/2013 12:03:55 PM PDT · by MeganC · 28 replies
    Vanity - self | 10/10/2013 | Self
    Okay, so if the Continuing Resolution that was supposed to fund the National Parks, Obamacare, and etc. hasn't been passed and the Fed has now had to shut down the parks and etc. due to a lack of funding then why isn't Obamacare being shut down? Is anyone asking this question because I haven't seen it or heard it being asked anywhere.
  • In your face, Spite House! Blue Ridge inn blockaded by Park Police reopens today [legal docs #80]

    10/09/2013 9:28:20 AM PDT · by abb · 97 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 9, 2013 | Staff
    The Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina created a publicity crap storm for the Spite House when operators were forced to close during the government shutdown. The inn sits on federal land and despite the owner’s attempt to defy orders from the Park Police, he was forced to close his doors and throw away spoiled food during the height of fall foliage season. Today, the inn will reopen at 5 p.m. and all October reservations will be honored.
  • ["visibly frustrated"] Obama willing to talk, but only after government open, debt ceiling raised

    10/08/2013 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2013 | By Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Tuesday expressed openness to large-scale discussions with Republicans on entitlements, taxes and a host of other hot-button issues. He even offered to buy them dinner — but only after the government is reopened and the nation’s debt ceiling is raised. In a rare appearance before reporters in the White House press room, a visibly frustrated Mr. Obama again called on House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a “clean” bill to reopen Washington.
  • Levin: 'I'll Bring Half a Million People' to WWII Memorial if You Lay 'One Damn Hand' on Veterans

    10/03/2013 8:41:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 10-3-13 | Tony Lee
    Conservative talk radio Mark Levin said Wednesday if the Obama administration lays "one damn hand" on any World War II veteran trying to see their memorial that he would bring "half a million people" to it. The Obama administration closed the World War II Memorial as part of the government shutdown and even threatened veterans on Honor Flights with potential arrests if they went past what is being called "Barrycades." "I want to say this loud and clear to the people on Capitol Hill who are listening, to this administration. You lay one damn hand on one of those World...
  • State DNR refuses federal directive to close some popular parks [FUBO]

    10/02/2013 10:14:36 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 3 Oct 2013 | By Patrick Marley and Lee Bergquist
    The state Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday refused a directive from the National Park Service to close a host of popular state properties because of the federal government shutdown. The park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devil's Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lion's share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers. State officials opted to keep public lands open as Gov. Scott Walker blamed both Republicans and Democrats for the partial government shutdown...
  • Obama Putting Up More Barricades at World War Two Memorial This Morning

    10/02/2013 6:41:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 563 replies
    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | Kristinn
    Twitter photo by Charlie Spiering, the Washington Examiner.The Obama administration is adding more barricades at the World War Two Memorial in Washington, D.C. this morning, according to reporters on the scene.The reinforcements are being put in place apparently to prevent a repeat of yesterday when WWII veterans aided by several Republican Congressmen pushed aside barricades to visit their memorial.Buzzfeed got no response from the White House last night when queried about the administration closing the memorial to veterans.A report last night claimed that the Park Service would arrest veterans who attempt to visit the WWII Memorial.
  • Governor Palin: " I don’t believe America has ever seen such a thing"

    10/01/2013 2:28:04 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 96 replies
    Facebook.com ^ | 1 October, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    I don’t believe America has ever seen such a thing. The leader of the free world just followed Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s honest, visionary, and serious U.N. speech with a speech of his own in the Rose Garden. More like it, President Obama just recorded essentially an infomercial on the disastrous Obamacare rollout. In a speech full of unserious claims and low-level false accusations against those who disagree with his liberal, unworkable policies, this president engaged in doublespeak without even blinking. It was unreal. Obama just proclaimed all our predictions about Obamacare were wrong. The economy is doing great, he...
  • Obama Threatens to Shut Down the Government

    09/29/2013 5:34:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 85 replies
    29 Sep 13 | Xzins
    I'd love to read a few articles entitled: "Obama Threatens to Shut Down Government", "Democrats Threaten to Shut Down Government", "Harry Reid Threatens to Shut Down Government". Those would be the truth in bold print. "Truth in Advertising" so to speak. The reality is that democrat politicians are throwing temper tantrums over adding one more exemption to the huge pile of exemptions they've already issued. They've given exemptions to their fat cats, big businesses, and corporate welfare pals. They've given exemptions to countless cronies. They've even given an exemption to themselves after this really odd whining about ObamaCare draining their...
  • Capitol Hill Renews Calls For Gun Control

    09/18/2013 9:13:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 09/18/2013 | Jared Halpern
    Another mass shooting is renewing calls for gun control from some on Capitol Hill. … Senator Blumenthal: “Another act of gun violence in an America plagued by a plethora of guns.” … Senator Reid: “We’re gonna move this up as quickly as we can, but we gotta have the votes first. We don’t have the votes.” …
  • OBAMA WANTS YOUR SEXUAL HISTORY

    09/11/2013 10:42:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 215 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 11, 2013 | Betsy McCaughey
    If you think the Obama health law is only for the uninsured and you won’t be affected, you’re in for a surprise next time you go to the doctor. Be prepared for questions unrelated to why you are seeking medical help — questions that you don’t want to answer.Whether you’re at the dermatologist or the cardiologist, you’ll likely be asked: “Are you sexually active? If so, do you have one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?”Doctors are being turned into government agents, where they’re pressured financially to ask questions they consider inappropriate and unnecessary and violate their Hippocratic Oath...
  • Obama: My speech ‘won’t be as good’ as Dr. King’s

    08/28/2013 7:32:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 28, 2013 | Morgan Whitaker
    “I think that Dr. King would be amazed in many ways about the progress that we’ve made,” he said. “What he would also say, though, is that the March on Washington was about jobs and justice,” he added. “And that when it comes to the economy, when it comes to inequality, when it comes to wealth, when it comes to the challenges that inner cities experience, he would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social progress that we’ve made, and that it’s not enough just to have a black president.
  • Obama may have all the rope he needs to hang American gun owners

    08/19/2013 9:07:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/13 | Doug Book
    It has taken the global left nearly 2 decades to usher the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) through the friendly confines of the United Nations. Offered for signature in its final form in June, the Treaty which purports to “establish common international standards for regulating the trade in conventional arms,” really is as dangerous to the right of Americans to keep and bear arms as 2nd Amendment supporters have claimed since the Obama Regime–specifically, Hillary Clinton–began the push for the Treaty’s eventual ratification several years ago. (1) The ATT was deliberately written in broad, general terms throughout most of its text....
  • Army officer gets 20 years' jail for murder after he ordered troops to open fire on Afghan men....

    08/02/2013 5:52:40 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 01, 2013 | By David Mccormack and Helen Pow
    FULL TITLE: "Army officer gets 20 years' jail for murder after he ordered troops to open fire on Afghan men approaching their checkpoint - but his lawyers say he was protecting platoon" First Lieutenant Clint Lorance was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder on ThursdayProsecutors said Lorance recklessly ordered his men to open fire on three men on a motorcycle approaching his patrol in July 2012, killing twoHis mom, Anna Lorance, says he was only doing what he had to to ensure the safety of his troopsHe was sentenced to 20 years in prison, forfeiture of all pay...
  • Zimmerman defense team responds to Obama’s comments

    07/19/2013 4:32:37 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/19/2013 | Chuck Ross
    George Zimmerman’s defense team released a statement Friday shortly after President Obama’s remarks in a press conference. “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” Obama said, and urged the nation to have a conversation about race. Zimmerman’s legal team promptly responded.
  • Obama: Honor Trayvon Martin by battling gun violence (Who wants to honor a thug, Mr. President?)

    07/14/2013 4:24:19 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 44 replies
    usnews ^ | 7/14/13 | Hasani Gittens and Elizabeth Chuck
    President Obama called on the nation to honor Trayvon Martin a day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of his murder by asking "ourselves if we're doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence." His comments came as family members of Zimmerman and Martin, as well as pundits, celebrities, and court observers had strong reactions to Saturday’s not guilty verdict, with those reactions taking various forms — from joy and outrage to Shakespearean references and calls for peace. "I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son....
  • LIVE THREAD: ZIMMERMAN VERDICT TO BE ANNOUNCED [NOT GUILTY]

    07/13/2013 6:50:12 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 1,221 replies
    July 13, 2013 | Uncle Chip
    The Zimmerman Verdict is to be announced shortly --
  • Putin: We’re never giving Snowden to the US

    07/02/2013 12:05:08 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:41 pm on July 1, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    As if the diplomatic confusion over Edward Snowden wasn’t dense enough already, leaders of the two nations most involved both insisted that their security organizations would work together to resolve it — in diametrically opposed fashions.  Both Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama ordered their agencies to find a solution to Snowden’s status as a stranded traveler without papers: Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin have ordered their security chiefs to find a way to remove Edward Snowden from a Moscow airport.Both Mr Putin and Mr Obama have now ordered the heads of their security agencies, the FBI and FSB, to find a solution to...
  • Judge bars Obamacare contraceptive requirement for a Christian-owned business

    06/28/2013 5:48:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 28, 2013 | by Warren Richer
    The federal judge issued the temporary injunction a day after a US appeals court ruled that the Obamacare requirement would create a religious burden for the Christian business owners. A federal judge in Oklahoma issued a preliminary injunction Friday blocking the Obama administration from enforcing its contraceptive mandate against the craft chain store Hobby Lobby.
  • Mick Jagger zings President Obama at DC concert

    06/24/2013 8:39:07 PM PDT · by schm0e · 42 replies
    Twitchy via Drudge ^ | 9:32 pm on June 24, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Mick Jagger zinger at Verizon Center: "I don't think President Obama is here tonight... But I'm sure he's listening in."
  • FBI: No Surveillance In Mosques -- Dick Morris TV

    06/18/2013 11:21:06 AM PDT · by LyinLibs · 1 replies
    Dick Morris.com ^ | 6/18/2013 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how mosques are off-limits for FBI surveillance.
  • Obama Inc. Sues Trucking Company for Firing Muslim Drivers Who Refused to Deliver Alcohol

    06/02/2013 10:38:03 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 51 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | June 2, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Considering the sheer number of things that Islam bans (pork, alcohol, movies, music, chess, kites, etc…) a Muslim driver who refuses to drive a truck containing them is mostly useless. When Muslim taxi drivers refused to drive passengers with seeing eye dogs or who carried bottles of alcohol, there was an uproar. But now Obama Inc. is using to claim that Muslim discrimination is a civil right that employers must accommodate. Star Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Ill., violated federal law by failing to accommodate two employees because of their religion, Islam, and discharging them, the U.S....
  • President Obama will address the nation on the Oklahoma tornadoes around 10 a.m.

    05/21/2013 7:44:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    5/21/2013 | Vanity
    No details yet. Watch/listen if you can without feeling worse than you may already with all the destruction. Any bets on CO2/climate change/global warming/manmade(I mean man caused)/for the children/reduce pollutants/more and stronger storms than ever screeds will be mentioned? I wonder how many of these tornadoes killed a bunch of Indians in the "old days" with no news choppers on scene to report them. Kind of ludicrous to base all this alarmist talk on data from only the last 100 to 150 years of "recorded history".
  • LIVE THREAD: Obama Presser with Turkish PM (Noonish EDT)

    05/16/2013 8:53:58 AM PDT · by don-o · 310 replies
    The White House ^ | May 16, 2013
    Might as well, I guess.
  • Washington Buzzing About Impeaching Obama

    05/15/2013 2:57:20 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 65 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 15, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    A Republican congressman says pursuing the impeachment of President Obama for his mishandling of the response to the terror attack at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, is still an option, and he vows to continue digging at the “lies of highest magnitude” from the White House.....
  • KANSAS TO PROSECUTE FEDERAL AGENTS WHO ENFORCE FEDERAL GUN CONTROL LAWS (Brownback Signs Law)

    05/04/2013 12:24:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 122 replies
    Andrew Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 4 May 2013, 6:55 AM PDT | by JOHN NOLTE
    The Hill reports that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback just signed into law a statute that "bars the federal government from regulating guns and ammunition manufactured and stored within Kansas state lines." Moreover, the new law makes it a felony for federal authorities to attempt to enforce federal gun control laws, treaties, or rules related to firearms within Kansas state lines. Federal agents would not be arrested but will be prosecuted on "a complaint-and-summons basis." Naturally, U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder is furious. Already he has sent a letter to Brownback promising, “The United States will take all appropriate action, including...
  • Obama Blames U.S. For Gun Violence In Mexico, Pushes For Gun Control

    05/03/2013 10:30:23 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 75 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 3, 2013 | Ian Schwartz
    "Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States," President Obama said during a speech at Mexico's Anthropology Museum. "I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.""But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here...
  • Breaking: Pentagon Confirms May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith

    05/01/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 474 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/1/13
    The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”. The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith. (From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military...
  • President Obama Delivers Remarks on Gun Control (5:30 PM ET, Live Thread)

    04/17/2013 2:27:29 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 341 replies
    cspan ^ | April 17, 2013 | Obama
    Following a series of amendment votes in the Senate, including the Manchin-Toomey Amendment expanding background checks that failed to pass, the President makes a statement to reporters on what the White House calls "common-sense" gun control.
  • Gun Control Vote Fails in Senate — Obama To Speak Soon On Failure

    04/17/2013 2:06:45 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 17, 2013 ; 34 minutes ago | | Brett LoGiurato
    With Vice President Joe Biden presiding over the Senate, an amendment to expand background checks on gun purchases failed to pass through the body, falling by a mostly partisan vote of 54-46. President Barack Obama will speak at the White House at 5:30 p.m. on the failure, the White House said. -snip- In addition to Heitkamp, the other three Democrats voting against the measure were Sens. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.).
  • Senate rejects background checks on gun purchases in 54-46 vote

    04/17/2013 1:52:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Hill [Washington ^ | Alexander Bolton
    The Senate delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns Wednesday by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks. It failed by a vote of 54 to 46, with 5 Democrats voting against it. Only 4 Republicans supported it. Democratic Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Begich (Alaska) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) voted against it. Reid supported the measure but voted against it to preserve his ability to bring the measure up again. GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Mark Kirk
  • Obama Works the Phones -- For Gun Control

    04/16/2013 12:30:59 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-16-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Senator Elizabeth Warren wanted to get in on the big press conference in Boston this morning that happened about 10:30. The first words out of her mouth were praise for Obama and government. "The president of the United States has pledged his full support in all efforts, both to keep the city safe, and to find the person who did this. We did not have to reach out to the president; the president reached out to us," Warren said. He called the governor. He called the mayor. He called the members of congressional delegation because the president is actively...
  • Axelrod: Obama thinks Boston bombings could be related to tax day

    04/16/2013 7:24:03 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 201 replies
    In explaining why President Obama didn't call the Boston bombings a "terrorist attack," former adviser David Axelrod said, "I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is -- we really don't know who did this -- it was tax day": "The word has taken on a different meaning since 9/11," Axelrod said of the phrase "terrorist attack." "You use those words and it means something very specific in people's mind. And I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is -- we really don't know who did this -- it was tax day. Was it someone who was...
  • OBAMA CALLING SENATORS

    04/09/2013 1:24:33 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | Amie Parnes
    President Obama has been calling Republican and Democratic senators on Tuesday to discuss the gun-control vote, a White House official said. Obama is expected to reach out to between half a dozen to a dozen senators in all, the official said. The White House would not provide the call list, so it's unclear whether Obama is reaching out to Republican senators who have promised to filibuster gun-control legislation. As part of the lobbying effort, Obama is telling senators that gun-control legislation "deserves a vote," the official said. The president is expected to reiterate his message in recent days that Congress...
  • Obama running short of time to burnish legacy in second term

    04/08/2013 7:18:44 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-8-2013 | Alexander Bolton
    The next 10 weeks are a make-or-break period for President Obama’s second-term agenda. (emphasis mine) He needs quick victories in the Senate on gun control and immigration if he is to build momentum for a fight in the Republican-controlled House — the chief obstacle to his agenda. Obama and his allies are counting on the Senate to deliver strong bipartisan votes for gun violence and immigration bills to build pressure on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring the legislation to the House floor for votes. The House is waiting for the Senate to act first before deciding its course of...
  • Obama Budget to Cap Retirement Accounts at $3 Million

    04/05/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 116 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4-5-2013 | Tony Lee
    The budget President Barack Obama will submit on April 10 will contain a proposal that would prohibit individuals from accumulating more than $3 million in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and tax-preferred retirement accounts. According to a White House statement, the Obama administration believes the current rules allow some wealthy individuals "to accumulate many millions of dollars in these accounts, substantially more than is needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement saving." "The budget would limit an individual’s total balance across tax-preferred accounts to an amount sufficient to finance an annuity of not more than $205,000 per year in retirement, or...
  • Biden and the White House are 'still pushing' for assault weapons ban

    03/20/2013 3:57:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Vice President Biden and the Obama administration still hope to pass a federal assault weapons ban, Biden said Wednesday. "I'm still pushing that it pass — we are still pushing that it pass. The same thing was told to me when the first assault weapons ban in '94 was attached to the Biden crime bill, that it couldn't possibly pass," Biden said Wednesday in an interview with NPR. "It was declared dead several times." Earlier in the week Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that a proposal to reinstitute a federal assault weapons ban would not be included in...
  • Details of Schumer’s Mandatory Background Check Bill (S. 374) (NOT GOOD!)

    03/13/2013 3:35:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    The main provision of the bill is that any transfer of a firearm, no matter how fleeting, needs to go through an FFL and the transferee needs to have a background check performed through the NICS system. There are some exceptions, but they aren’t very good ones. As one of the provisions designed to “alleviate the fears” of the gun-owning public, it looks like there’s a provision in here that permanently sets the price of all FFL transfer fees to the same amount. That number will be set by the Attorney General, which these days is still Eric Holder. The...