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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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, 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, 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! 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 ^ | 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.
  • Obama tells blacks to 'stop complainin' and fight

    09/26/2011 5:32:51 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 104 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 Sep 2011 | Mark Smith
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fiery summons to an important voting bloc, President Barack Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and "put on your marching shoes" to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity. And though he didn't say it directly, for a second term, too. Obama's speech to the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus was his answer to increasingly vocal griping from black leaders that he's been giving away too much in talks with Republicans -- and not doing enough to fight black unemployment, which is nearly double the national average...
  • Caption Michelle playin' tennis

    09/09/2011 12:49:41 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 55 replies
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama stands with U.S. tennis player Serena Williams (R) as she takes part in a "Let's Move" tennis clinic at the U.S. Open to promote physical activity for kids, in New York September 9, 2011.
  • Mark Steyn: The Imperial Presidency

    08/20/2011 9:24:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | August 20, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>European royals make do with a less lavish lifestyle than the supposed citizen-executive of a so-called republic.</p> <p>This will be grand news to Schylar Capo, eleven years old, of Virginia, who made the mistake of rescuing a woodpecker from the jaws of a cat and nursing him back to health for a couple of days, and for her pains, was visited by a federal Fish & Wildlife gauleiter (with accompanying state troopers) who charged her with illegal transportation of a protected species and issued her a $535 fine. If the federal child-abuser has that much time on his hands, he should have charged the cat, who was illegally transporting the protected species from his gullet to his intestine.</p>
  • Caption: A Day in the life of the President

    08/20/2011 8:40:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    Yhaoo pics ^ | 8/20/11
    A Day in the Life of the Clear and Pres_ent Danger in the WH (and the golf course too) Now on Vacation .. Whew! But, rumor is .. He's coming back! :-o
  • Obama: Republicans’ Fault If Social Security Checks Don’t Go Out

    07/23/2011 12:37:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies ^ | July 23, 2011 | Susan Jones
    ( – At a hastily convened news conference Friday evening, President Obama offered his explanation of why debt negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner fizzled, and he once again raised the specter of entitlement checks not going out if the debt ceiling isn’t raised soon. “Well, when it comes to all the checks, not just Social Security -- veterans, people with disabilities -- about 70 million checks are sent out each month -- if we default then we’re going to have to make adjustments. And I’m already consulting with (Treasury) Secretary (Tim) Geithner in terms of what the consequences would...
  • President Obama laments the debt talks

    07/22/2011 8:56:22 AM PDT · by Free America52 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/22/2011 | Politico
    President Obama laments the debt talks: "All these conversations I've had over the last three weeks -- I could have been spending time with Malia and Sasha instead."
  • First lady takes on 'food deserts'

    07/20/2011 1:52:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 130 replies
    First lady takes on ‘food deserts’ Posted by: CNN White House Producer Alexander Mooney Michelle Obama unveiled the latest push in her healthy-eating campaign Wednesday, announcing several national and regional food retailers have pledged to expand into a string of low-income markets where finding nutritious food options is nearly impossible. “If a parent wants to pack a piece of fruit in a child’s lunch, if a parent wants to add some lettuce to a salad at dinner, they shouldn’t have to take three city busses…to go to another community to make that possible,” the first lady said at during a...
  • Michelle Obama First Public Figure on 'Better Homes and Gardens' Cover in 48 Years

    07/12/2011 8:19:29 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 104 replies ^ | 7/12 |
    "Better Homes and Gardens" hasn't had a public figure on its cover in 48 years. With President Obama's approval rating plummeting along with the nation's employment picture, they must have figured now was the time to break with tradition and do an ultimate exposure puff piece on his wife: Better Homes and Gardens will feature First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover of its August issue - the first public figure to grace the magazine's cover in 48 years. Obama will be the focus of an article on healthful eating for children. The issue will hit newsstands July 19. Editors...
  • Michelle Obama orders 1,700-calorie meal at Shake Shack (Eat your peas!)

    07/11/2011 2:36:53 PM PDT · by maggief · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2011 | Natalie Jennings
    EXCERPT A Washington Post journalist on the scene confirmed the first lady, who’s made a cause out of child nutrition, ordered a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit. According to nutritional information on Shake Shack’s Web site, the meal amounted to 1,700 calories.
  • Michelle Obama announces official visit to Africa

    06/03/2011 10:44:47 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2011 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama announced Friday that she's heading to Africa on an official visit later this month, stopping in South Africa and Botswana to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries. The first lady will visit Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana, during the June 21-26 trip.
  • Michelle Obama Can't Let Criticism of Her Rapper Go

    05/26/2011 1:57:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker Blog ^ | May 26, 2011 | M Catharine Evans
        The First Lady is not content with corrupting American children at the White House. In a Q&A with British high school girls at Oxford University Michelle continued to promote the rapper Common. Bizarre. And then we had a poetry night and Common was there. He's very cute. But everybody from poet laureates to hip-hop folks, being able to mix up the world in that very interesting way, the White House allows you to do that. A bitter Michelle can't help getting a dig in about "the White House" allowing her to "mix up the world." (Did she really go...
  • Michelle Obama addresses West Point class of 2011 (Hurl Alert)

    05/20/2011 8:47:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | May 20, 2011 | MICHAEL HILL
    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama urged more than 1,000 cadets Friday night on the brink of graduating to keep in mind the families of the soldiers they will lead. Obama addressed the white-clad cadets and their families gathered in the U.S. Military Academy's castle-like mess hall for a graduation-eve banquet. It marked her first visit to the storied academy and dovetails with her recent work on behalf of military families. She noted that more than half of service members are married and 40 percent have two or more kids.
  • Why Obama is Just Not That Into You

    05/18/2011 5:22:15 AM PDT · by radioone · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-18-11 | Robin of Berkeley
    There's a psychologist who can predict with 91% accuracy whether a relationship will live or die. His name is Dr. John Gottman, and he runs something called The Marriage Clinic. Gottman uses several factors to determine which marriages will succeed or fail. But the main one is this: contempt. If a spouse mocks the other, talks down to him, rolls eyes, or sneers, that marriage is a goner. Gottman's seminal research reminds me of my friend, Laura, and her relationship with boyfriend, Justin. On the surface, the couple seemed perfectly matched: they were both teachers, runners, and avid skiers. But...
  • Michelle Obama lauds US forces in bin Laden raid

    05/07/2011 11:19:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AP ^ | May 7, 2011 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama said Saturday that the U.S. military specialists who killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden showed "the very essence" of public service. Mrs. Obama made her first public remarks about bin Laden's death during the commencement address at University of Northern Iowa. U.S. officials have said Navy SEALs shot and killed bin Laden and four others Monday at his luxury compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • I think I am going to scream watching clips of Barry at Ground Zero! Heres why:

    05/05/2011 4:50:02 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 15 replies
    5-5-11 | Anti-hillary
    It makes me SICK to think this poser is getting all the glory for killing UBL, and struted around like a peacock today down at Ground Zero, when he attended the "church" of Rev. Wright who famously said, on the first Sunday after 9/11, "America's chickens have come home to roost. Not God Bless America, but G-D America." While the story is Obama was not there that sunday, I will NEVER believe that he did not know that is how Rev. Wright felt. Yet after that, he continued to attend that "church" and had Wright following him around on the...
  • First lady hits the slopes (FEASTS ON RIB$)

    02/21/2011 9:08:42 AM PST · by jakerobins · 71 replies ^ | February 20, 2011 | Staff
    <p>The first lady went to Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail Village on Saturday night, dining on a pickled pumpkin salad with arugula and a braised ancho-chile short rib with hominy wild mushrooms and sauteed kale.</p> <p>“Yes, it's true, the first lady dined at our restaurant tonight and seemed to really enjoy it,” chef and owner Kelly Liken said.</p>
  • Caption Obama at Parkville Elementary School

    02/14/2011 1:58:46 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to students during his visit to Parkville Middle School and Center of Technology in Parkville, Maryland February 14, 2011.
  • Woman gets six months for theft of FEMA money

    01/08/2011 5:53:21 AM PST · by WVKayaker · 3 replies · 1+ views
    SunHerald ^ | 1/7/11 | ROBIN FITZGERALD
    GULFPORT -- A woman who made false claims for disaster assistance, by using the same fraudulent address in Stone County as a relative, has been sentenced to six months in prison. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden sentenced Brandy N. Meadows on Thursday, and ordered her to help make restitution of $33,000 to FEMA. The judge ordered her to forfeit $26,200. Meadows faced prosecution on multiple charges but pleaded guilty in October to one count of theft of public money. She falsely claimed she was living in a mobile home on Camp Road in Wiggins when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005....
  • Christine O'Donnell campaign spending under investigation by Feds

    12/29/2010 2:05:58 PM PST · by freespirited · 65 replies · 9+ views
    Wapo ^ | 12/29/10 | Ben Nuckols and Matthew Barakaft
    Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of Delaware Republican Christine O'Donnell to determine if the former Senate candidate broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to protect the identity of a client who has been questioned as part of the probe. The case, which has been assigned to two federal prosecutors and two FBI agents in Delaware, has not been brought before a grand jury. Matt Moran, O'Donnell's former campaign manager, did not immediately respond...
  • NOTHING HAPPENED re: Christine O'Donnell this week

    12/30/2010 2:57:41 AM PST · by Moseley · 16 replies · 9+ views
    Delaware News Center ^ | December 30, 2010 | Pete Fescue
    Another "slow news day" fake news story about Christine O'Donnell was generated from a non-event on Wednesday, December 30. What do journalists do when there isn't any news? MAKE IT UP! The Associated Press reported that a single person was interviewed in the routine handling of the September 21, 2010 complaint by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). That is exactly what is expected, nothing new, and does not indicate that anything new has happened. In response to a September 2010, complaints by the left-wing Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (C.R.E.W.) and Delaware Republican Chair Tom...
  • Mrs. Obama’s Separate Hawaii Travel Likely Costs at Least $63,000

    12/22/2010 1:02:28 PM PST · by Faith · 22 replies · 1+ views
    White House Dossier ^ | December 22, 2010 | Keith Koffler
    The decision by First Lady Michelle Obama to leave on schedule for her two-week Hawaii vacation and not wait a few days for her delayed husband will probably cost taxpayers more than $63,000 in additional expenses, according to a White House Dossier analysis. President Obama was supposed to depart for Hawaii Saturday, but decided to stay in Washington until Congress finishes its work for the year. He’s now expected to depart today or tomorrow. But Mrs. Obama chose to leave without him Saturday, taking their two children and the dog along with her.