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  • 2014 elections: Lessons, new landscape, new challenges (Commies have a problem...)

    12/07/2014 12:40:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CPUSA ^ | 11/21/14 | John Bachtell
    There's no sugarcoating it. The November 2014 election results marked a serious setback for Democrats, the anti-ultra right alliance and the broad people's coalition led by labor. The fight for jobs at living wages, workers and immigrant rights, racial and gender equality, for climate justice and peace proceeds under more unfavorable conditions. The election resulted in a wave of victories for the Republicans and ultra right that may have surpassed 2010. However, while the GOP claims otherwise, it was not a mandate for right-wing policies. Grassroots efforts by labor and its allies mobilized millions of voters. Tens of thousands of...
  • Some detained by police as protest escalates on Interstate 35 near downtown Dallas

    11/25/2014 9:33:32 PM PST · by re_nortex · 35 replies
    The Dallas [Commie] Morning Snooze ^ | UPDATE 11 P.M. (11-25-2014) | Staff Reports
    Protesters are winding through downtown Dallas streets after briefly blocking Interstate 35. Police cars continue to accompany the group, which appears to be working its way back to Dallas Police headquarters where the march started earlier after peaceful and prayerful rallies. Fewer than 50 people remain from a group that was once more than 200-people strong.
  • Obama Insists on calling Peter Kassig, “Abdul Rahman Kassig”

    11/17/2014 8:21:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Even while the media is describing Peter Kassig, the ISIS hostage who apparently converted to Islam in captivity and was beheaded, by his American name, the Obama statement calls him by his Muslim name. “Today we offer our prayers and condolences to the parents and family of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known to us as Peter,” Obama’s statement reads. “While ISIL revels in the slaughter of innocents, including Muslims, and is bent only on sowing death and destruction… ISIL’s actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own.” Most of the hostages had in...
  • Obama: Isis Beheadings "Represent No Faith, Least Of All The Muslim Faith"

    11/17/2014 6:59:49 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 81 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | 11/17/14 | Charlie Spiering
    “ISIL's actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own,” Obama wrote. “Today we grieve together, yet we also recall ...
  • Congress' to-do list: Major unsolved scandals top the list for new U.S. Congress

    11/11/2014 3:45:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/09/14 | Scott Paulson
    **SNIP** The IRS scandal that still leaves many stones unturned. While persons in the Obama administration have been investigating to a small degree, there is obvious a need to conduct more of an investigation into this concern. The assertions of lost emails by persons involved, such as Lois Lerner, is still unsettled. Just two days ago, Breitbart did a piece titled “IRS: Um, Yeah, We Never Actually Looked for Lois Lerner’s Emails or Anything.” Needless to say, the IRS scandal remains and has not settled well with Americans who want to know the truth. After all, targeting conservative groups prior...
  • Thousands Chant ‘Down With America’ As Iran Celebrates 35th Anniversary Of US Embassy Hostage Crisis

    11/04/2014 7:50:38 AM PST · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    CBS DC ^ | November 4, 2014 9:14 AM
    Thousands of Iranians chanted “Down with America” at a major anti-U.S. rally on Tuesday marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, just days ahead of a key meeting between the two nations’ top diplomats over Iran’s controversial nuclear program. The gathering outside the former embassy compound in Tehran, which has become the annual venue for rallies commemorating the embassy attack and other American-bashing protests, was smaller compared to last year’s event, which drew tens of thousands – a sign of improved Iran-U.S. relations since moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took office last year. But...
  • President Obama will be missing in action on the campaign trail day before pivotal midterm elections

    11/02/2014 3:39:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/02/14 | Francesca Chambers
    President Barack Obama will remain at the White House on both Monday and Tuesday as voters head to the polls to determine whether to oust his political party from power in the Senate. A copy of his public schedule reveals that the president will return to Washington, D.C. tonight after campaign events in Connecticut and Pennsylvania and stay there through Election Day. Tomorrow Obama will sit down with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The following day he'll take other meetings at the White House instead of barnstorming the country, campaigning for endangered Democrats. While the president will be out of...
  • ['RAT] Dallas mayor: 'I was scared, mad' about Ebola

    10/31/2014 8:54:28 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 43 replies
    WFAA ^ | 7:30 p.m. CDT October 31, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>I was mad at the State. I was mad at the county. I was mad at the city. I was mad at myself. I was mad at each team member. I was mad at Presbyterian.</p> <p>The idiot 'RAT mayor, among those who have accelerated the descent of Dallas to a third world cesspool is right. He's scared and he is MAD, as in insane. What an idiot but so typical of leftists.</p>
  • DNC head: Democrats 'stand on their own' (& flee Hussein)

    10/29/2014 4:08:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said that with just six days until the midterm elections, Democrats are standing on their own, apart from President Obama. "As someone who is on the ballot myself in six days from now, I can tell you that any candidate wants to be able to stand on their own," Schultz told MSNBC on Wednesday. "That's what our candidates are doing. They're focused on the issues that matter to their constituents," she said, adding "of course we have a common agenda that really unites us all," citing jobs and the economy. Democrats are...
  • Chris Mathews Likens Mitch McConnell To Saddam Hussein

    10/29/2014 3:21:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday on MSNBC's "Hardball," host Chris Matthews compared Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to Saddam Hussein by saying, "remember the picture of Saddam Hussein patting that kid's head," after running the Republican minority leaders latest ad in his reelection bid against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
  • CHP: 3 officers shot in Sacramento, Placer counties [California]

    10/24/2014 1:55:33 PM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    KCRA TV/NBC ^ | October 24, 2014 1:32pm | Staff
    The California Highway Patrol says at least three officers have been shot in Sacramento and Placer counties by a man and woman who are heavily armed.
  • Family, friends of Thomas Duncan protest outside hospital

    10/23/2014 11:29:47 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 58 replies
    MyFoxDFW ^ | Oct 23, 2014 9:46 PM CDT | myfoxdfw.com Staff
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has admitted that mistakes were made in the treatment of the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Duncan, and his family members have been very critical of the hospital since his death. Some family members and friends went to Presbyterian to stage a silent protest Thursday night. The silent protest boiled over into strong emotions, with some speaking out about their feelings.
  • 2003 Flashback: Soldiers examined for possible exposure to chemical agents (Sarin, Tabun, Lewsite)

    10/22/2014 7:21:11 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Tom Lasseter
    SOUTH OF KARBALA, Iraq — Four soldiers from the 2nd brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, with red sores on their faces and hands, were sent by ambulance to a rear MASH unit Tuesday. They were told they would be examined for possible contact with nerve or blistering agents. Once at the 30th medical brigade's mobile hospital at the 101st's headquarters south of Karbala, the soldiers were isolated from other troops and photographed. A doctor at the MASH, Maj. David Wolken, interviewed each soldier and measured his pulse and heart rate in a tent with a dirt floor. One soldier...
  • Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

    10/19/2014 3:18:17 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 69 replies
    reuters ^ | – 19 minutes ago | By Jeff Mason
    Reuters/Reuters - U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for a campaign rally for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (R) at a High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland October 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin L …more UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats,...
  • Fans and protesters clash after Rams game

    10/19/2014 4:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 19, 2014 | Samantha Liss
    Protesters fight to regain control of a flag that was taken by a fan (right) leaving the Edward Jones Dome after the St. Louis Rams game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2014. Several fights erupted as fans and protesters mixed after the game. Two arrests were made.Rams fans and Ferguson protesters fought Sunday afternoon outside the Edward Jones Dome after the Rams secured a victory over the visiting Seattle Seahawks. At around 3 p.m. a handful of fans argued with protesters, who were yelling and chanting, near the intersection of North Broadway and Cole streets. The yelling escalated, a fan appeared...
  • Ebola crisis is testing Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

    10/19/2014 1:19:23 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 11 replies
    Dallas (Leftist) Morning News ^ | 19 October 2014 01:06 AM | RANDY LEE LOFTIS, SARAH MERVOSH AND MARC RAMIREZ
    Ebola appeared out of nowhere. A delayed diagnosis, a patient’s death and two infected nurses reflected a cascade of mishaps while “Presby,” as the hospital charmingly is called, became linked to a fearsome disease and global exposure of the worst kind. This has been a hospital under siege. Ever since the night when a man from Liberia entered the emergency department — one that, as few know, is run by an outside contractor, not the hospital — a new reality has altered Presbyterian’s course.
  • Mayor Rawlings on Ebola: 'Dallas is safe'

    10/18/2014 3:03:39 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 29 replies
    WFAA ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Walt Zwirko, WFAA
    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is making a direct appeal to potential tourists and convention planners who may be having second thoughts about travel to the city that has become the epicenter of Ebola in America..
  • Dems want White House shakeup (Hussein “should take a flamethrower...")

    10/12/2014 5:14:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama needs to shake up his White House staff to give new life to his presidency, top Democratic strategists and former White House veterans say. They argue Obama needs an infusion of talent if he hopes to recover over his final two years in office. One prominent party strategist said Obama “should take a flamethrower to his office.” “He needs dramatic change — it’s not even a debatable point,” the strategist said. “The general consensus that the president is surrounded by people who do him more harm than good because they are more focused on pleasing him than they...
  • Deputy discharged from hospital after testing negative for Ebola

    10/09/2014 5:29:54 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 15 replies
    MyFoxDFW ^ | Oct 09, 2014 6:00 PM CDT | myfoxdfw.com staff
    A Dallas County Sheriff's deputy is back at home after officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services said Thursday that he tested negative for Ebola.
  • CDC Director: Obama Has "Leaned Forward" To Deal With Ebola Crisis

    10/01/2014 9:19:09 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ian Schwartz
    "In West Africa, we are surging the response not only of CDC where we already have more than 130 people in the field, but also throughout the U.S. government. The president has leaned forward to make sure we're acting very proactively there, and the Defense Department is on the ground already strengthening the response," Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Tom Frieden told reporters in a Tuesday evening briefing.
  • Alton Nolen: A jihadist beheading in Oklahoma?

    09/29/2014 9:15:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/29/14 | Joanna Jolly
    An Oklahoma man accused of beheaded his co-worker with a knife on Thursday is to be charged with murder. But it's still unclear whether the alleged attack was carried out in a wild fury, as a response to being fired, or whether it was an act of jihad. On the highway outside the Vaughan Foods processing plant in the suburban town of Moore, on the edge of Oklahoma City, a small memorial of yellow flowers and American flags has appeared. It marks the violence that took place here last week, when police say Alton Nolen took his work knife and...
  • Two police officers wounded amid continuing tension in Ferguson

    09/28/2014 5:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce
    There were no demonstrators outside the Ferguson Police Department or on the city's main business center Sunday afternoon, yet the wounding overnight of two police officers in apparently unrelated incidents left the troubled Missouri city far from at ease.. Tensions flared in the St. Louis suburb over the weekend after officials said a Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday while chasing a suspect outside the city's community center. In a separate shooting incident shortly after midnight early Sunday morning, an off-duty St. Louis city officer was hurt by breaking glass after the occupants of another vehicle shot...
  • Obama: U.S. underestimated rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

    09/28/2014 11:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 28, 2014
    The U.S. had expected the Iraqi army to do more against extremists, president says in acknowledgment of intelligence shortcomingsresident Obama acknowledged that the U.S. underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also called ISIL) and overestimated the ability of the Iraqi military to fend off the militant group in an interview that will air Sunday on 60 Minutes.
  • Obama: Intel officials underestimated ISIS

    09/28/2014 11:47:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/28/14 | Timothy Cama
    President Obama largely blamed the United States’ intelligence community in an interview broadcast Sunday for giving an incorrect assessment of the capabilities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” Obama said on CBS’s ""60 Minutes." Obama said ISIS, also known as ISIL, went “underground” when United States forces fought al Qaeda in Iraq in the last decade. That, along with Syria’s civil war, allowed ISIS to regroup and recruit fighters from all over the world, including...
  • Man beheads woman in Oklahoma workplace

    09/26/2014 6:37:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/26/14
    A man has beheaded a woman after a workplace dispute in Oklahoma, U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN on Friday. He also tried to kill another woman, officials said.
  • Islamic State recruiting women to 'have kids and cook'

    09/21/2014 8:36:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/21/14 | RAJA ABDULRAHIM
    Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women. In Internet posts and social media messaging, the extremist Sunni militants are recruiting women to marry their fighters and have children, part of a larger strategy of state-building. "They are treating the Islamic State as a country that needs women," said Rita Katz, director of the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online activity by militant organizations. "The message is: 'You are coming to marry someone immediately and have kids and cook.' They're...
  • Dem Rep: 40 American ISIS fighters have already returned to the United States

    09/19/2014 4:17:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/14 | Adam Kredo
    Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., warned during a recent speech that up to 40 radicalized U.S. citizens who have fought alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) have already returned to the United States, where they could pose a terrorist threat. Bishop claims that of the 100 or so Americans who have traveled to the Middle East to join ISIL’s ranks, some 40 have returned and are currently being surveilled by the FBI, according to his remarks, which were filmed and uploaded to YouTube last week.
  • Islamic State group seizes 16 villages in northern Syria

    09/18/2014 8:14:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    AP via Mass Live ^ | September 18, 2014 | BASSEM MROUE
    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes amid fears of retribution by the extremists sweeping through the area, activists said. For more than a year, the Islamic State group and Kurdish militias have been locked in a fierce fight in several pockets of northern Syria where large Kurdish populations reside. The clashes are but one aspect of Syria's broader civil war — a multilayered conflict that the U.N. says has killed more than 190,000.
  • Obama: Assad Shooting At American Planes Would Lead To His Overthrow

    09/14/2014 8:51:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 57 replies
    NYT/BI ^ | Sep. 14, 2014, 10:12 AM | Michael B Kelley
    President Barack Obama would seek to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad if American planes were attacked upon entering Syrian air space, Peter Baker of The New York Times reports. If Assad's troops fired at American planes entering Syrian airspace, "Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system," Baker reports. "He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account."
  • Woman Beheaded 'With Machete' in North London Garden

    09/04/2014 1:45:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Palmira Silva was decapitated at her home in Edmonton in an indiscriminate rampage before armed police subdued her 'crazed' attackerTom Whitehead, Ed Malnick, Tom Brooks Pollock and Gordon Rayner, Palmira Silva,4:28PM BST 04 Sep 2014 An 82-year-old woman was beheaded in a north London garden after a crazed attacker went beserk with a machete. Pensioner Palmira Silva was decapitated at her house in Edmonton in broad daylight in an apparent frenzied assault by a 25-year-old man who randomly targeted victims. The horror scene unfolded as terrified eye witnesses saw the man, who was wielding a foot long blade, attack a...
  • Obama has No Intention of Stopping ISIS

    09/04/2014 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/04/14 | Sher Zieve
    The world is in the most dire condition it has ever been and Obama is one of those leading the charge for its establishment as an Islamic slave State Obama is allowing ISIL/ISIS to continue its blood lust of beheadings of Christians and others across the world. He has done nothing to stop it and, chillingly, has not even mentioned it except for a passing remark or two. Now, this group of Sunni Muslims (BTW…please remember that Obama’s “family” members—save one who is a conservative Christian shunned by the rest of the family—are all Sunni Muslim Brotherhood)—has beheaded 2 American...
  • Obama: We won’t be intimidated by ISIS

    09/03/2014 7:10:07 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 2, 2014
    TALLINN, Estonia — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group. Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group’s operations in Syria. “It’ll take time to roll them back,” the president said at a news conference during a visit to Europe. Obama’s comments came after he said the United States had verified the authenticity of a video released Tuesday showing the beheading...
  • Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11

    09/02/2014 2:08:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 139 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2014 | By Bill Gertz
    Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that one or more of the aircraft could be used in an attack later this month on the date marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against New York and Washington, said U.S. officials familiar with the reports. “There are a number...
  • White House: We're Not At 'War' With ISIS

    08/29/2014 8:14:56 AM PDT · by shove_it · 47 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    The White House is insisting the U.S. is not at war with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, despite an aggressive air campaign and previously labeling the jihadist group an "imminent threat to every interest we have." "Before getting into the strategy though, there seems [to be] a fundamental, existential question: Is the United States presently at war with ISIS, yes or no?" MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked President Barack Obama's top spokesman, White House press secretary Josh Earnest, on Thursday. Earnest went with "no." "No, Chris. What we are doing is we are working very aggressively...
  • Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with Islamic State

    08/28/2014 2:03:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Updated: 4:53 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    <p>President Obama said Thursday he doesn’t have a strategy yet for defeating Islamist militants in Syria.</p> <p>“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” Mr. Obama said in a news conference at the White House. “We don’t have a strategy yet. As our strategy develops, we will consult with Congress.”</p>
  • Islamic State militants capture key Syrian air base - giving them open road to the sea

    08/24/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/14 | Dan Bloom
    Islamic State militants capture key Syrian air base - giving them open road to the sea and massive store of weapons and ammunition. Islamic State militants have seized a major Syrian air base, wiping out the last government stronghold in a province dominated by jihadists. The extremists won a week-long battle today to capture the sprawling Tabqa base 25 miles from their stronghold in Raqqa, reportedly killing dozens of soldiers in the process. The base was reportedly one of the military's largest facilities in the region, with several warplane squadrons, helicopters, tanks, artillery and ammunition. Its capture is a huge...
  • Lupica: Obama's return to the links shows lack of leadership in face of ISIS threat

    08/21/2014 8:46:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/21/14 | Mike Lupica
    For the second consecutive day, President Obama reappeared at a golf course on the island of Martha's Vineyard, seemingly counting the strokes toward being an ex-President following the release of video showing American journalist James Foley being executed by an ISIS jihadist. There are so many reasons, too many, why the American people now think Barack Obama is about as good at being President as he is at hitting a golf ball. His reaction to the execution of journalist James Foley in front of the world is just the latest. When the going gets tough, the tough really do go...
  • GRAPHIC!GRUESOME!ISIS ON DISPLAY!Horrifying: Video Of ISIS Militants Executing 1500 Iraqi Army POWs

    08/21/2014 8:02:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 21, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    Published on Aug 2, 2014 An extremely graphic and never-before-seen HD video was recently uncovered, the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) terrorists brutally capturing and executing 1,500 individuals. The video shows truckloads of hostages being carted away to their death. The ISIS claims these hostages are Iraq’s Army POWs, driven away in truck loads and then shot them all dead. The video caption stated that there were 1,500 individuals. The video shows their end being shot at point blank in several horrific mass slaughters reminiscent to what we see during Nazi Germany. The young teens begged for...
  • GAO: Pentagon Violated Law With Bergdahl Swap

    08/21/2014 12:20:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    AP ABC News ^ | 8/21/14 | DONNA CASSATA
    Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department's failure to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the exchange broke the law.
  • Playing golf AGAIN: Obama hits the links for the second time in two days after solemnly pledging

    08/21/2014 10:39:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8/21/14 | DAVID MARTOSKO, FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Playing golf AGAIN: Obama hits the links for the second time in two days after solemnly pledging justice for journalist James Foley. President Barack Obama teed off again on Thursday, just 24 hours after pictures of his wide grin on the golf course drew condemnation in the wake of the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley. 'Admit it,' a White House pool reporter emailed the press corps. 'You all made small-dollar bets that POTUS would be playing golf today. And ... you would be right!' 'We are at the Farm Neck Golf Club at 1:13 pm. and POTUS is hitting...
  • Obama's 'Post Foley' Golf Game Less About The Optics Of Leadership And More About A Disturbing

    08/21/2014 9:21:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/21/14 | Rick Ungar
    Obama's 'Post Foley' Golf Game Less About The Optics Of Leadership And More About A Disturbing Personal Coldness As readers of this column know, I tend to favor the political and policy positions put forth by President Barack Obama and his administration. That is not to say that, in the effort to provide an honest accounting of my opinions on the issues of the day, there have not been moments where I have found it necessary to criticize the White House when I disagree with their policies and strategies. But that’s my job and I try to do the very...
  • Obama and Cameron: A tale of two vacations

    08/21/2014 4:55:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/20/14 | Sebastian Payne
    President Obama's second shot at an August vacation looks to be as star-crossed as the first — and his efforts to balance his presidential duties with a summer respite just as tricky. The shocking news of James Foley’s execution broke as Air Force One landed at Cape Cod on Tuesday night. The president offered his condolences to the American journalist's family and angrily denounced Islamic State militants the following day. Then he went off for a round of golf — his seventh in ten days at Martha's Vineyard so far. It wasn't the first time this month Obama has made...
  • House Intel chief: Obama should cut vacation short to deal with ISIS

    08/21/2014 4:53:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/20/14 | Mario Trujillo
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) suggested President Obama should cut his vacation short in light of the apparent murder of a U.S. journalist by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Rogers on Wednesday said Obama should follow the lead of British Prime Minister David Cameron who reportedly returned from vacation to lead a meeting on the threat posed by the group. "The optics of being on vacation and not coming away from that vacation, I just think are bad," Rogers said on Fox News. "That is why I think [Cameron] is going back. He is going to...
  • President Obama blasted for golfing after tough speech on ISIS following James Foley killing

    08/21/2014 4:50:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/20/14 | LESLIE LARSON , STEPHEN REX BROWN , LARRY MCSHANE
    The vacationing commander-in-chief, after promising a relentless hunt for the terrorist butchers of a U.S. journalist, teed off on a Martha’s Vineyard golf course just a short time later. “Obama is more dedicated to golfing than he is to defending the nation,” sniped Liz Cheney, daughter of the former GOP vice president, via Twitter. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also took a swing at Obama. “I know in Western countries, this is vacation period,” he said, according to The Wall Street Journal. “But when people are dying, you must return from vacation.”
  • Obama’s duty to act

    08/21/2014 4:41:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/21/14 | Editorial Board
    Americans can only pray that President Obama was as serious as a drone strike when he vowed the United States would “see that justice is done” for the beheading of American journalist James Foley. While his anger was palpable, Obama’s resolve to rain death on the savages of ISIS was far from clear. Worse, he signaled disdain for the gravity of the moment by going from the presidential podium straight to a vacation round of golf.
  • Obama returns to golf course after condemning ISIS

    08/20/2014 11:58:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/20/14 | Justin Sink
    Shortly after delivering a statement denouncing the execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamist militants in Iraq, President Obama hit the golf course on Wednesday. Obama completed the statement at a school in Martha’s Vineyard where he is vacationing, before arriving minutes later at a local golf club. The president planned to play a round with former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, private equity investor Glenn Hutchins, and longtime friend Cy Walker‎, according to the White House.
  • Executioner 'with a British accent' beheads US journalist in the name of ISIS

    08/20/2014 2:51:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    daily mail ^ | 20 August 2014 | James Nye, Ashley Collman, John Hall
    A shocking video has emerged showing an ISIS militant who speaks with a British accent brutally executing an American photojournalist who was kidnapped in Syria two years ago. Graphic footage of the execution appeared in an video titled: 'A Message to the U.S.', in which an apparently coerced James Wright Foley, 40, describes America as his true killers for using airstrikes to assist Kurdish forces in recapturing the Mosul Dam from ISIS militants. Foley - who went missing in 2012 while working for the Global Post news agency in Syria - is then beheaded with a small knife over a...
  • Obama Dismisses Al-Qaeda Resurgence: They’re JV (Flashback)

    08/20/2014 3:13:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/20/14 | Sharona Schwartz
    In a wide-ranging interview with the New Yorker, President Barack Obama compared Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq and Syria to junior varsity basketball players, downplaying their threat as small-league. He also shared what he thought were the chances of reaching Middle East peace agreements. New Yorker editor David Remnick pointed out to the president that the Al Qaeda flag is now seen flying in Falluja in Iraq and in certain locations in Syria, and thus the terrorist group has not been “decimated” as Obama had said during his 2012 reelection campaign. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think...
  • Obama at Iftar: ‘We Welcome That Debate’ on ‘Heart-Wrenching’ Images from Gaza, Israel

    07/14/2014 8:09:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 7/14/14 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama told guests at the White House’s annual Iftar dinner tonight that “further escalation” in the Middle East “benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people.” Faced with criticism from some Arab and Muslim activists who think he has been too friendly toward the Israeli side, Obama addressed the conflict near the end of his comments, which largely honored “the traditions of one of the world’s great faiths.” “For all of us, whatever our faiths, Ramadan is a reminder of just how much we share. The values of peace and charity, the importance of family...
  • Dangerous Times: Obama the Betrayer (Hussein helping Sinaloa cartel with child smuggling?)

    07/05/2014 7:57:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/05/14 | James Lewis
    **SNIP** We can now see these toxic forces converging in the purposeful sabotage of our southern border. The Sinaloa cartel is the biggest drug cartel in Chicago, and it received weapons from our DOJ during the “Fast and Furious” smuggling program. Valerie Jarrett met with “immigration activists” (like La Raza) in the weeks before the assault on our border. Iran’s terrorist arm Hezb'allah has agents colluding with drug mafias and people smuggling all over South America. Breaking down our southern borders serves all three. **SNIP** But it took Obama to betray Egypt’s Mubarak, the single greatest pillar of peace in...