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  • How Can We Miss a President Who Won’t Go Away?

    01/11/2017 4:29:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 11,2017 | Opinion
    His presence in Washington will invite news reporters to seek his commentary and criticism of every move Mr. Trump makes. True, he told Mr. Axelrod he agreed with President Washington “that at a certain point, you make room for new voices and fresh legs.” But he added a huge qualification: “Now, that doesn’t mean that if a year from now or a year and a half from now or two years from now, there is an issue of such moment, such import, that isn’t just a debate about a particular tax bill or a particular policy, but goes to some...
  • Michelle Obama’s Farewell Address Will Leave You an Emotional Wreck

    01/06/2017 1:50:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Virrales ^ | January 6, 2017
    Michelle Obama delivered her final remarks as first lady of the United States on Friday, telling a room of educators that the role has been “the greatest honor” of her life. It was an emotional end to a White House event honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year, where she also urged young people to embrace diversity and empower themselves through the education. “As I end my time in the White House, I can think of no better message to send to our young people,” Obama said. “For all the young people in this room and that are watching,...
  • Obama Still Doesn’t Get America

    01/06/2017 4:37:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2017 | James Lewis
    resident Obama came as a stranger, and is leaving as a stranger. The Obama presidency has been different from any other administration in the last two centuries. From the start, he has gone out of his way to defy the very essence of the American Republic, our constitutional limits on the power of any single dictatorial individual. Under Obama, the US Congress and even the Supreme Court have failed to assert their constitutional independence, presumably out of fear of this president an the accusations of racism that followed opposition to him or his policies. According to the Supreme Court, Obamacare...
  • Michelle Obama’s ‘Hopelessness’ Shows it Sucks to Be a Liberal

    12/20/2016 11:09:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    It’s a shame that Michelle Obama says she’s feeling hopeless this Christmas, especially after all the wonderful opportunities she’s had as America’s first lady. It goes to show you that liberalism is like a disease that won’t be satisfied until it devours all of you. Undoubtedly, all the designer gown-wearing, Hollywood hobnobbing, $100-per-serving wagyu steak indulging and taxpayer-funded globetrotting won’t fix the hopelessness which ails her. It’s hard to be hope-filled when you tangle yourself in a web of bitterness and resentment over America’s past. Just last year, Mrs. Obama shared how she really feels during a racially-divisive commencement speech...
  • Michelle Obama not proud of America Again

    12/17/2016 6:37:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2016 | Deborah Tyler
    Michelle Obama once told us that she had never been proud of her country until her husband was nominated for the presidency. She just told Oprah Winfrey we Americans are entering a time of hopelessness – "we are feeling what not having hope feels like." The end of hope is a severe condemnation. No pride is to be bestowed on people without hope. But it is what Mrs. Obama believes. She was not proud of America until she was 44 years old, when she said of her husband's 2008 Democrat presidential nomination, "For the first time in my adult life,...
  • Jill Stein announces plans for leftover recount money

    12/14/2016 5:21:06 AM PST · by kevcol · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Emily Schultheis
    With her three-state recount effort effectively over, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on Tuesday announced her plans for what’s next: to ask donors which organizations should receive the campaign’s leftover money At latest count, Stein had raised $7.33 million for the recount in just 2.5 weeks, and from more than 161,000 donors. The campaign’s latest estimate of costs puts the total recount-related expenses at about $7.4 million -- meaning as of now, there would not necessarily be money left over.
  • Michelle Obama Makes One Stylish Santa in Cozy Winter Look

    12/11/2016 7:48:41 AM PST · by traumer · 65 replies
    Who wouldn't want Michelle Obama delivering them their Christmas presents? The First Lady was all smiles as she helped sort donated toys for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign in Washington D.C. yesterday, and we couldn't help but notice that she looked like the chicest Santa Claus ever while toting around that giant red bag of goodies. For the occasion, FLOTUS showed off her recently shortened pin-straight strands in a cozy gray mock neck sweater that she paired with classic ankle-grazing black trousers. She accessorized her outfit with a pair of pointed black suede flats and oversize silver...
  • Obama Reminds Troops They Have the Right to 'Protest Against Authority' and 'Criticize Our Preside

    12/07/2016 9:27:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 84 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Susan Jones
    full title..................Obama Reminds Troops They Have the Right to 'Protest Against Authority' and 'Criticize Our President'.................. (CNSNews.com) - In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama focused on his eight-year effort to protect the homeland, fight terrorism, and strengthen U.S. allies. He said he wanted to "talk about the foundation that we will leave for the next administration." On the way to Florida, Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest said told reporters, "This is a speech that President Obama was prepared to give before the election." But at times, it didn't sound like it. At...
  • Obama: Trump's un-American, inhuman

    11/04/2016 2:32:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-4-16 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Donald Trump is more than un-American, President Barack Obama charged here Friday: He’s almost inhuman. That’s not all: Trump’s running a racist campaign that black voters especially need to reject, Obama said. “Don’t choose fear. Choose hope,” Obama said, offering his closing argument for the final days of the campaign that’s a summoning of his own 2008 campaign and a rejection of Trump. “Don’t choose fear. Choose hope.” And Trump would only get worse if he made it to the Oval Office, Obama warned here in this state that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is hoping will go back...
  • Michelle Obama sets her garden in stone

    10/05/2016 4:19:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    politico.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
    First lady Michelle Obama is making sure that whoever inhabits the White House next doesn’t rip out her iconic vegetable garden — at least not without a big fuss. Obama Wednesday afternoon unveiled a much bigger version of the garden that uses cement, stone and steel to make it a more permanent fixture on the South Lawn. The updates are seen not just as preserving Obama’s garden — recognized globally as a symbol of local food — but also as a way to dissuade, say, a President Donald Trump from scrapping it the way Ronald Reagan tore out Jimmy...
  • Wikileaks Outlines How Hillary Clinton Did Bidding Of Her Saudi Masters & Turned Libya Into ISIS He

    08/28/2016 3:48:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | August 27 2016
    It’s called the “tick tock” email, just recently released by Wikileaks. The email shows Hillary Clinton’s office outlining how Mrs. Clinton must be given full credit for what took place in Libya before and after the fall of the Gaddafi regime – a fall that resulted in a missing 1.5 billion dollars sent to Libya by Hillary Clinton, the subsequent death of four Americans, including the first U.S. ambassador to die on duty in more than thirty years, and thousands more deaths as Libya descended into anarchy. And it was all done after the House of Saud wished it so...
  • Michelle Obama’s Powerful Statement at the Convention

    07/27/2016 10:30:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Kimbery Fletcher
    Everyone is abuzz over Michelle Obama’s passionate speech at the convention Monday night. The most profound part of her speech came towards the end. “This November,” she said, “when we go to the polls, that is what we are deciding. Not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. In this election and every election, it is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.” That statement should send chills up your spine. Even if you knowledgeably agree with everything the Obama administration has done over the last eight...
  • From spouse to senator: the evolution of Hillary Clinton, politician

    07/23/2016 5:56:38 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 23 July 2016 | Karen Tumulty
    On Feb. 22, 1999, the country’s attention was riveted on the U.S. Capitol. For only the second time in U.S. history, the Senate was set to vote on whether to remove an impeached president from office.
  • Michelle Obama Tells Oprah How She Deals With ‘The Haters’

    06/15/2016 12:20:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 15, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    First Lady Michelle Obama explains how she deals with “the haters” as she prepares to leave the White House with her husband in January. During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the First Lady explained that she learned how to turn off social media and traditional media criticism of her family. “You can’t be reading all that stuff. I mean, that’s like letting somebody just walk up and slap you, you know?” she said. “You would never just sit there and go, slap me in the face and I’m good with it.”
  • Michelle Obama trashes Trump: 'That is not who we are'

    06/03/2016 1:00:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 96 replies
    politico ^ | June 3, 2016 | NICK GASS
    Michelle Obama offered a scathing, barely veiled critique of Donald Trump on Friday as she delivered her final commencement address as first lady, warning graduates of City College in New York that while their diverse backgrounds are to be celebrated, they should beware of those who "build up walls to keep people out." "They seem to view our diversity as a threat to be contained rather than as a resource to be tapped," Obama said. "They tell us to be afraid of those who are different, to be suspicious of those with whom we disagree. They act as if name-calling...
  • Report: FBI Now Investigating Hillary's State Department For Corruption

    01/11/2016 9:06:49 AM PST · by amorphous · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The FBI is investigating whether Hillary Clinton's State Department improperly directed contracts to Clinton Foundation donors, in possible violation of public corruption laws, Fox News is reporting. Three sources confirmed the previously-unknown investigation angle to Fox reporters Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne. "The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one law enforcement source told Fox. Examples abound of Clinton’s State Department opening doors for Clinton Foundation donors, as well as to the then-secretary of state’s friends and political allies.
  • Michelle Obama June Trip to UK, Italy Cost Taxpayers $240,495.67 in Flight Expenses Alone

    12/14/2015 9:15:47 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 17 replies
    .judicialwatch. ^ | AUGUST 20, 2015 | .judicialwatch.
    ,/img> First Lady, daughters, and mother spent week touring London, England; Milan, Venice, and Vicenza, Italy (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on August 5, 2015, it obtained flight expense records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that Michelle Obama’s June 2015 trip to the United Kingdom and Italy, accompanied by her daughters and mother, cost the taxpayers $240,495.67 in flight expenses alone. The records were released in response to a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request filed on June 22, 2015. According to the Air Force documents, the flights to London, England; and Milan, Venice,...
  • Chris Mintz describes role in Umpqua shooting: 'There's somebody shooting, you need to leave!' (OR)

    10/17/2015 11:42:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 16, 2015 | Andrew Theen
    Pics of Chris Mintz at link. Chris Mintz, one of the survivors of the Umpqua Community College shooting, released a lengthy statement on his Facebook page Friday evening explaining his role that day. The post is Mintz's first significant public comment on the Oct. 1 rampage that left a teacher and eight students dead and another nine people wounded, including Mintz. Mintz, an Army veteran who made national headlines and collected more than $800,000 in donations to a GoFundMe campaign after his miraculous survival, said he was shot five times and described his injuries. In several media reports, including The...
  • Rachel Dolezal Wasn’t The First – Here Are 6 More Whites Who Passed For Black

    06/12/2015 4:59:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    Newsone ^ | 6/12
    Long before Rachel Dolezal, head of the Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter, was outed by her parents for being, um, White, America had a storied history of White folks passing for Black. Reasons for the transformations range from extreme cultural appropriation, to journalistic and social experimentation, to cultural backlash against affirmative action, among other reasons. To be sure, their stories add another layer to the convoluted and complicated history of race in America. NewsOne dug up a few names: John Howard Griffin Some of you may have read Black Like Me, published in 1961, on your own or as a school...
  • What Hillary said in her lucrative speeches remains a mystery

    05/24/2015 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/23/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    **SNIP** Much like Clinton’s speech to Salesforce, the former secretary of state’s speech isn’t available online nor would ISRI give video upon request. The speech of ISRI’s 2015 convention speaker, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, appears on the company’s YouTube page, but Bill Clinton’s 2009 speech to the same group does not. But such is the case for almost all of Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches from 2014 — though most were given to massive audiences, almost none are available in their entirety online. What’s clear is that most, if not all, of the companies and organizations that hired Hillary...
  • Richard Cohen: Michelle Obama’s asinine attackers

    05/13/2015 12:10:17 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Monday, May 11, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    <p>Sometimes I think that Rush Limbaugh is the dumbest man in America. This happens whenever I take him at face value and forget that he is basically an entertainer with contempt for his audience.</p> <p>He will tell them anything. Last week, as if to validate my opinion of him, he went after Michelle Obama for playing the “race card” at the dedication of a museum in New York City. He described her as angry and complaining. The word he should have used was “right.”</p>
  • Rental Cars for Michelle O’s Kyoto Visit Cost $78,741

    03/20/2015 3:12:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015 5:00 am | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to a Buddhist Temple in Kyoto is costing taxpayers nearly $80,000 for rental cars, according to a government contract. Mrs. Obama, who is traveling to Japan and Cambodia for a girls’ education initiative, will arrive in Kyoto, Japan, on Friday. According to the White House press office, “The First Lady will travel to Kyoto on March 20 and visit the Kiyomizu-Dera Buddhist Temple and the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine. She will also greet staff from the U.S. Consulate in Osaka.” …
  • Obama's Golf Game Displaces Army Wedding

    12/29/2014 9:43:16 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    President Obama’s golf game on Sunday forced a pair of Army captains to move their nuptials to a different location, Bloomberg reports. Edward Mallue Jr. and Natalie Heimel had planned to tie the knot on the 16th tee at Kaneohe Klipper golf course when management informed them that they would have to wait a day so the president could hit the links. Kaneohe Klipper is an 18-hole championship course on the military base that offers views of the Ko’olau Mountains and Pacific coastline. The episode is the second time the president’s golf game has caused a commotion since he began...
  • Michelle Obama to Students: 'Your President Wants To Make Sure He Doesn't Hand You A Mess'

    10/24/2014 11:30:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    At Colorado State University, First Lady Michelle Obama reminded students that things in America were much better today thanks to her husband, President Obama. "People were worried about whether we were headed for another Great Depression -- can you imagine that?" she said, reminding them of the economic crisis in 2008. "And that wasn’t just talk, that was a real possibility." The first lady told the students at the rally that she was "so excited to see so many young people." "Because this election is really about you guys. It’s about your hopes and your dreams, and the world that...
  • First Lady of Style! Michelle Obama steps out in chic monochrome as it's announced she will host

    Michelle Obama showed her support for teen poets today at the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities poetry reading at the White House. The First Lady wore a chic black and white tie dye-style dress for the occasion, accessorizing the look with a wide black belt and black pointy kitten heels. She certainly is at the top of her fashion game these days; in fact it was announced this week that she will host the White House's first ever Fashion Education Workshop, which will bring together professional designers and young students interested in getting into the industry.
  • Michelle Obama: Americans 'Take for Granted' How Much Barack Has Improved US (Barf alert)

    09/19/2014 7:57:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband’s record at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser, reminding the attendants how far the country had come since the Obamas entered the White House.
  • '$225,000? That's obscene!': Hillary Clinton will collect massive fee from Nevada U

    06/25/2014 11:10:00 AM PDT · by topher · 51 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 12:34 EST, 24 June 2014 | Updated: 12:54 EST, 24 June 2014 | David Martosko
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will collect a $225,000 speaking fee from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in October, it emerged on Tuesday. The massive expense was confirmed just weeks after the university formalized a 4 per cent tuition increase for each of the next four years. Rate hikes have nearly tripled tuition costs there since 2004.
  • Michelle Obama: Immigrants Just Like Founding Fathers, Not 'Born American'(Proven incompetence)

    06/18/2014 3:10:51 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 72 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/18/14 | c spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama reminded attendees of a naturalization ceremony Wednesday that the Founding Fathers weren’t born in America. The ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens was held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. “It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history,” she said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence. “And like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American.” Obama pointed out that the Founding...
  • Michelle Obama: Changes to School Lunch Menu 'Unacceptable'

    05/28/2014 4:53:40 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2014 | by Charlie Spiering
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsFirst Lady Michelle Obama threatened Republicans in Congress who want to allow local school districts to opt out of federal regulations on school lunches that she created. "This is unacceptable," she said during a roundtable discussion of the issue. “It's unacceptable to me not just as First Lady but also as a mother."Apparently it's perfectly acceptable to Michelle "as a mother" that her own daughters are eating meatball subs and ice cream at for lunch their elite private school Sidwell Friends, as we reported yesterday.
  • How Low Can the President Stoop?

    05/28/2014 8:16:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5-27-14 | Gary Schmitt
    Today in the Rose Garden, President Obama announced that he’s going to keep a little under 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2014, half that number by the end of 2015, and will have all those forces out by the end of 2016. Putting aside the fact that this is the lowest number military advisors estimated was necessary to maintain training and some counterterrorism capability in country over not just one year but several, the decision to halve and then zero out those forces by 2016 is a reminder not only of how seriously unserious this president on strategic matters can...
  • Michelle Obama: Changes to School Lunch Menu 'Unacceptable'

    05/27/2014 4:01:44 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 83 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/27/14 | c spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama sent a strong message to Republicans in Congress who want to allow local school districts to opt out of the federal regulations on school lunches. "This is unacceptable," she said during a roundtable discussion of the issue. “It's unacceptable to me not just as First Lady but also as a mother." The strict rules, passed in 2010, limit the amount of fat, calories, sugar, and sodium served in school meals. House Republicans are supporting a measure that would allow some school districts to opt out of the standards — if they can prove that it is...
  • V. Stiviano taunted Sterling via text days before his rants went public

    05/24/2014 9:49:11 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2014 | David K. Li
    ... Sterling revoked gal pal V. Stiviano’s tickets, parking passes and luxury suite access to Los Angeles Clippers games in April, possibly touching off a crazy chain of events that ended with him losing his high-flying basketball franchise, according to the LA Times. Shelly Sterling — the owner’s estranged wife — filed a lawsuit against Stivano in March, demanding she return a laundry list of expensive gifts that Donald Sterling had given her. Six days after that lawsuit was filed, Donald Sterling cut off Stiviano from Clippers games. When a team employee reached out to Stiviano, she texted a seemingly...
  • Michelle Obama will give the White House´s weekly radio address to demand justice for Boko Haram

    05/09/2014 4:29:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/9/14 | David Martosko
    President Barack Obama is punting his administration´s outrage over Nigerian terror group Boko Haram´s violence to his wife Michelle, giving her the duty of delivering the White House´s weekly radio address on Saturday. The move is an unusual one but not unprecedented: Laura Bush gave a similar address in 2001 when she was first lady, denouncing the treatment of women in Afghanistan. Mrs. Obama has also joined the president in a few radio addresses, but Saturday will mark her first solo appearance. She will also reportedly include a Mother´s Day message. Boko Haram, whose name is a native translation of...
  • Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

    04/21/2014 12:11:38 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 89 replies
    A.P. ^ | April 20 2014 | STACY A. ANDERSON
    Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn't live without a little chocolate, a little French fries."
  • CURL: Shelly O — The first lady comes in last (The Mooch is unlikeable - who knew?)

    04/21/2014 6:27:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/21/2014 | Joseph Curl
    This first lady has been the weakest and most trivial in a half-century, no substance, and not even any flash — a Shelly O, maybe, but no Jackie O. One reason: She’s not all that likeable. She polls OK, but c’mon, who’d want to hang out with her? She just doesn’t seem fun, often has on that “I’m-Not-Amused” face. Something about her makes you think: Boy, she’s angry about something. Remember that glare she gave the French first lady? How about that body language when hubby Barack was taking that selfie at the Nelson Mandela funeral (well, maybe she had...
  • Mich. Woman Gets Prison for False Rape Report

    01/17/2014 11:14:02 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | Ed White
    A judge sentenced a "tormented and disturbed" Michigan woman to at least five years in prison Friday for falsely accusing two men of rape, a punishment that came just days after she pleaded no contest to a cancer scam in a separate case that also challenged her credibility. St. Clair County Judge Daniel Kelly exceeded the guidelines, saying it would be a "travesty of justice" to sentence Sara Ylen to less. In December, Ylen, 38, was convicted of making up a story about two men attacking her at her Lexington home, 80 miles northeast of Detroit. The jury also convicted...
  • EPA warned of ex-official’s illegal salary, bonuses in 2010, watchdog report says

    12/11/2013 10:08:02 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2013 | By Larry Bernstein
    The Environmental Protection Agency was warned as early as July 2010 that a senior executive who claimed to be a CIA agent was collecting pay and bonuses not allowed by law but took no action for years, according to a new report from the agency’s inspector general. Auditors warned EPA administrators that continuing “retention bonuses” for John C. Beale, which were not authorized, had pushed his salary above the legal maximum, according to the report, obtained Tuesday by The Washington Post. In July 2010, the EPA’s human resources office contacted Beale’s Office of Air and Radiation with a document it...
  • Terry McAuliffe elected governor of Virginia, defeats conservative Ken Cuccinelli

    11/05/2013 10:44:22 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rebecca Berg
    TYSONS CORNER -- Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic fundraiser and confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, will be Virginia's next governor after defeating his conservative opponent, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, on Tuesday in a race that confirmed the state's status as an increasingly blue battleground. The marquee contest was marked throughout by historically high spending, a relentless barrage of attacks on both sides and campaign trail cameos by some of the nation's most prominent political figures. With more than 99 percent of precincts reporting, McAuliffe led Cuccinelli by less than 2 percent — 48 percent to 46 percent — or...
  • Christine O’Donnell might run for Senate again

    07/23/2013 9:05:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2013 | Rachel Weiner,
    Christine O’Donnell is considering a new bid for the Senate. The conservative activist who rode a tea party wave to victory in a Delaware special election primary four years ago is interested in challenging Sen. Chris Coons (D) in 2014, the Wilmington News Journal reports. O’Donnell would have difficulty winning over skeptics in the Delaware GOP, many of whom see her as a liability. After beating moderate Republican Rep. Mike Castle in the 2010 primary, O’Donnell lost in a landslide to Coons amid a series of missteps and damaging revelations about her past.
  • Report: Christine O'Donnell mulling another Senate bid

    07/23/2013 10:51:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Justin Sink 07/23/13 08:53 AM ET
    Christine O'Donnell, the former U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware, told the Wilmington News Journal in an interview this weekend that she is considering running again in 2014 to challenge incumbent Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.).
  • The ‘Unskewed Polls’ guy who fooled a nation tries again [Grifter Not Quite Done Grifting Yet]

    11/20/2012 8:32:45 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 94 replies
    roanoke.com ^ | 11/20/12 | Dan Casey
    When last we left Dean Chambers, the Duffield, Va., resident was licking his wounds in Virginia’s coal fields, trying to figure out how he’d fooled himself and much of a nation into believing the Mitt Romney would win the election. Chambers, 45, the founder of UnskewedPolls.com, ultimately decided he had incorrectly forecast that too few Democrats would vote. He admitted this mistake. Now, it appears he’s reconsidering. Recently he launched a new website, BarackOFraudo.com. It seeks to understand how four states that he had incorrectly predicted would go to Romney — Virginia, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania — actually went to...
  • How Karl Rove, Inc. wasted conservative donors’ $300 million

    11/16/2012 1:31:21 PM PST · by lward99 · 57 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 11/15/12 | Larry Ward & Carter Clews
    Oddly enough, perhaps the biggest loser in last week’s Republican debacle wasn’t even on the ballot. He didn’t shake a single hand, nuzzle the napes of any newborn babes or promise eager voters pie in the sky or peace on Earth. His name was Karl Rove. And all he actually did was squander a staggering $300 million by backing candidates who turned winnable races into laughable routs, producing tepid ads transforming would-be zealots into couch potatoes and firmly establishing himself as the political world’s pre-eminent empty-suit analyst. Perhaps even worse, he set himself up as the clearinghouse for wealthy conservative...
  • Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead

    06/22/2012 11:16:20 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 230 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 22 Jun 12 | Unknown
    You can even register your wedding on his campaign website. Could he be any more pompous?
  • The First Lady of Fashion: Michelle Obama makes three costume changes during TV..

    05/30/2012 6:20:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2012 | Staff
    As Michelle Obama does the television show rounds this week, it is not just her new book that she is showcasing. The First Lady, notorious for her demure, arm-baring outfits, also appears to be showing off her wardrobe, making the most of costume changes between each television appearance. On Tuesday, Mrs Obama appeared on both Good Morning America, The View and The Daily Show to promote her new gardening book and to discuss her healthy eating campaign.
  • Pelosi Leads List Of Conflict Of Interest Dems

    11/17/2011 4:26:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 17, 2011 | Editor
    Ethics: As Democrats demonize Wall Street CEOs as the "greedy" fiends of the financial crisis, they've lined their own pockets — both before and after the crisis. Nancy Pelosi's just the latest example. The former House speaker allegedly gamed financial reforms to boost her personal stock portfolio. The brewing scandal is complicated, but here's the Reader's Digest version: After a Pelosi staffer left to lobby on behalf of credit-card giant Visa, Pelosi delayed bringing to the House floor a bill to end lucrative "swipe fees" for Visa and other credit providers. The bill couldn't have come at a worse time...
  • Victor Zuckerman, Bialek's "witness" and his fun lawsuit escapades

    11/14/2011 10:23:05 AM PST · by struggle · 347 replies · 2+ views
    HOLY S*** GUYS STRUGGLE STRIKES GOLD AGAIN! http://il.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.20110324_0000757.NIL.htm/qx LOLOLOLOLLLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOL So that’s why Zuckerman wants money! Send this to Cain and all your media outlets!
  • We Should Listen to the 99%

    11/03/2011 6:54:09 AM PDT · by throwback · 45 replies
    WSJ ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2011 | JEFF GREENE
    <p>For those of us who experienced the 1960s firsthand, there is something familiar about the Occupy Wall Street protests. But it isn't what the critics are harping about. Yes, there's a certain tie-dye feeling to the encampment at Zuccotti Park, where I wandered around last week. But when people refer to the protesters as "hippies" and sneer about their hygiene, they miss the point entirely. Those who focus on the look and feel of the OWS movement ignore the obvious fact that, like the early protesters of the 1960s, they are mainly educated, middle-class and completely sincere.</p>
  • Fight Erupts Over First Lady's Travel Costs

    10/05/2011 2:02:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    usnews.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    A fight has broken out between the White House, its defenders and a conservative public watchdog group over first lady Michelle Obama's travel costs and how they are calculated. The dispute stems from a Judicial Watch release yesterday, reported by Whispers, that said the first lady's June goodwill mission to Africa cost $424,142 just for her Air Force C32A. Judicial Watch said it used Pentagon calculations to come up with the price to taxpayers, multiplying the hourly cost of $12,188 by the number of flight hours, 34.8. [Read: Michelle Obama's Africa Trip Cost More than $424,142.] The White House later...
  • Obama Tells High School Students: “I Don’t Think Ethics” Was My Favorite Subject…

    09/29/2011 2:55:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 36 replies
    Weazel Zippers ^ | September 29, 2011
    “I was not always the very best student that I could be when I was in high school, and certainly not when I was in middle school,” Obama said, speaking at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School. “I did not love every class I took. I wasn’t always paying attention the way I should have,” Obama said. “I remember when I was in 8th grade I had to take a class called ethics. Now, ethics is about right and wrong, but if you’d ask me what my favorite subject was back in 8th grade, it was basketball. I don’t think ethics...
  • Heckler Calls Obama "The Antichrist" At LA Fundraiser

    09/27/2011 5:27:07 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 114 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    The heckler was booed by the crowd when he began his rant with "The Christian God is the only and only true living God. The creator of heaven and the universe." "Jesus Christ is God! Jesus Christ is God! Jesus Christ is God! Jesus Christ is the son of God!" the man continued. "You're the antichrist!" the man said. The crowd responded with an enthusiastic cheer of "four more years" afterward. "First of all, I agree Jesus Christ is the Lord. I believe in that," Obama said to tepid applause.