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  • The Conservative Case for Universal Healthcare

    07/28/2017 6:25:40 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 142 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | July 25, 2017 | Chase Madar
    Don’t tell anyone, but American conservatives will soon be embracing single-payer healthcare, or some other form of socialized healthcare. Yes, that’s a bold claim given that a GOP-controlled Congress and President are poised to un-socialize a great deal of healthcare, and may even pull it off. But within five years, plenty of Republicans will be loudly supporting or quietly assenting to universal Medicare. And that’s a good thing, because socializing healthcare is the only demonstrably effective way to control costs and cover everyone. It results in a healthier country and it saves a ton of money. That may seem offensively...
  • Obama: Polarization 'gnaws on me' in final year (Barf)

    01/24/2016 10:51:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2016 | Keith Laing
    Video ay link. President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday morning that his inability to reduce polarization between the political parties in Washington "gnaws" on him as he settles into his final year in office. "The one thing that gnaws on me-- is the degree of-- continued polarization," he said during an interview broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning." "It's gotten worse-- over the last several years," Obama continued. "And I think that in those early months my expectation was is that-- we could pull-- the parties together a little more effectively." Obama campaigned in 2008 on a platform of...
  • 'Jihadi John' targeted by U.S. airstrike in Syria

    11/13/2015 5:21:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/13/15 | Babara Starr, et al
    British Prime Minister David Cameron described the airstrike that may have killed "Jihadi John" in Syria as an act of self-defense as he awaited confirmation that the jeering, sadistic ISIS mouthpiece is dead.
  • Half-white Obama and deadbeat son upset Michelle's mom

    03/25/2015 8:43:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | M Catharine Evans
    And if Marian was willing to admit publicly in 2004 that she was not happy with Barack having a white mother, we can only surmise that Craig and Michelle must have gotten an earful about white people behind the closed doors of the Robinson home. After the release of the WTTW video, the question is: what kind of racist messages did the siblings hear from Mother Robinson while growing up?
  • Sony CEO Responds to Obama: ‘The President, the Press and the Public Are Mistaken About W

    12/20/2014 6:28:45 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12/19/2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving “The Interview,” Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film’s Christmas Day theatrical release. Obama said during a press conference Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in dropping “The Interview.” However, the studio fired back, saying the cancellation happened only because the country’s top theater chains pulled out. “This was their decision,” Sony said in a statement.
  • Reporter Asks Obama If It’s His ‘Responsibility’ to Address ‘White Privilege’ in America

    12/10/2014 7:14:45 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12/9/2014 | Jason Howerton
    ....When Ramos asked Obama if it’s his “responsibility” to improve race relations and address “white privilege” in the United States, the president argued race relations have improved dramatically over the decades — even some in the time that he’s been in office. He never did specifically address the “white privilege” portion of the loaded question. ..... I don’t think were living in the 50s and remembering what it was like to be black or Hispanic and interacting with the police then,” Obama added. “There has been improvement, the question is: What more do we need to do?”
  • Obama briefed on Ferguson as protests, police clash

    08/14/2014 6:48:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/14/14
    .... Obama was briefed Wednesday night on the intensifying situation in a St. Louis suburb where protesters continue to clash with police in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager....
  • Report: Extremists emboldened after Nevada ranch standoff

    07/10/2014 9:19:48 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Madison Gray
    Far right wing extremists have been emboldened by the standoff earlier this year between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, according to a study released Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The report, entitled "War in the West" examines the conflict between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and militiamen who supported Bundy, who owed more than $1 million in grazing fees and fines to the government, despite insisting that he had "preemptive rights" to let his cattle graze on the federally owned land.
  • Snoop Dogg Leads Revived Campaign Against Guns

    05/30/2014 9:24:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/30/14 | Jim Carlton
    In many of his years as a rapper, Snoop Dogg seemed to embrace guns: he was arrested multiple times for gun possession and lyrics from his songs included references such as “So Snoopy he went straight to the trunk of his car (And what he get?), he got his gun and they start running hard.” But these days, the 42-year-old star, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr. and also goes by Snoop Lion, is pushing a decidedly anti-gun message. On Thursday night, he appeared at a benefit here with fellow rapper MC Hammer, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana...
  • Exclusive: Russia Will Sanction U.S. Senators

    03/17/2014 1:48:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    dailybeast ^ | 3/17/14 | Josh Rogin
    Putin is set to respond to Obama's sanctions of Russian officials with his own list. Several U.S. Senators and officials will be banned from visiting Russia, including Sen. Dick Durbin. U.S. senators, congressmen and top Obama administration officials are sure to be on Vladimir Putin’s sanctions list; a response to the Obama Administration’s announcement on Monday that 7 Russian officials and 4 Ukrainian officials would be barred from holding assets or traveling to the United States.
  • Kerry to Meet With Ukrainian Officials in Kiev [Lurch to the Rescue!]

    03/02/2014 2:01:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    ABC ^ | 3.2.14 | Julie Pace
    A senior administration official says Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev Tuesday to meet with government officials.
  • The Laughingly Preposterous Link of the Day-Iran: Hezbollah Needed to Stabilise Region

    08/29/2013 6:53:13 AM PDT · by lbryce
    English Pravda.nu ^ | August 15, 2013 | Staff
    The Islamic Republic of Iran considers "significant" the role of the Islamic Resistance Movement and the Lebanese political party Hezbollah, to safeguard stability in the Middle East, according to the chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy of the Iranian Parliament (Mayles) Alaedin Boruyerdi, in remarks published last Sunday by HispanTV. "Hezbollah is one of the most important factors in maintaining lasting peace and security in the region," said Boruyerdi. The President of the Commission also referred "in view of the strategic geographical position of Lebanon's enemies seeking to change the security in this country, and that is why...
  • Mitch McConnell On Barack Obama: He Can’t Get Anything He Wants. Those Days Are Over

    11/29/2012 5:40:47 PM PST · by what's up · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Duane Patterson
    MM: Well, it’s certainly true that they could get what they have claimed for years they wanted to do by doing nothing. They could get a big Defense cut, and they could get a massive tax increase. But of course, they don’t want to get a tax increase on everybody, only on the top two rates. Also, do they really think it would be good for the economy for all of this to kick in? I tell you, I think the fundamental observation I would make about all of this right now, whether it’s this totally unserious proposal from the...
  • Santorum: Romney's Attacks Are Laughable

    February 24, 2012 Santorum: Romney's attacks are laughable 2012 candidate responds to critics ahead of primaries
  • Gloria Allred Holding Press Conference With Witness In Herman Cain Sex Scandal

    11/14/2011 8:23:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 183 replies
    radar Online ^ | 11/14/2011 | Jen Heger
    A new witness in the Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal has hired powerhouse attorney, Gloria Allred, and will be holding a press conference on Monday afternoon in Shreveport, Louisiana, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. As Radaronline.com first reported, Sharon Bialek claimed in a news conference last Monday in New York that when she came to Cain for professional help in 1997, he "suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals." Bialek is also repped by Allred, and she was the first woman to go public in the scandal that could...
  • NBC/WSJ poll: Despite defeat, Obama's jobs bill is popular

    10/12/2011 11:21:17 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 45 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 10/12/11 | Mark Murray
    Even though the United States Senate on Tuesday blocked President Obama's jobs bill, the legislation's specifics -- as well as the idea of taxing the wealthy to pay for it -- are popular with the American public, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. When asked simply if Congress should pass the legislation or not, 30 percent of respondents answer yes, while 22 percent say no; 44 percent have no opinion.
  • America Moving Towards Abolishment of Electoral College

    04/14/2011 8:07:12 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 97 replies
    Conclub ^ | 04-14-11 | Zazu
    The Electoral College, the means by which Americans chose their President throughout the nations history, is facing its most serious challenge yet. Polling shows that 75% of Americans no longer see the value of the institution, and want to switch over to direct democratic elections where the winner of the national popular vote also wins the Presidency. There are two ways of achieving this end. The first, a Constitutional Amendment, is a long and difficult process that requires the approval of 3/4 of the states. However, there exists an alternative method that goes around the Electoral College by abolishing it...
  • For Obamas, a bike ride and more golf

    Just before 1 this afternoon President Barack Obama returned to the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown for his third round of golf at the posh private club during his vacation, which concludes Sunday.Golf partners are New City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Vernon Jordan, a Washington power broker and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, and White House trip director Marvin Nicholson, according to White House press pool reports.The president and his wife plan to travel Sunday to New Orleans, where the president will deliver a speech at Xavier University on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the White House said.
  • Poll: Democrats hold slender edge over GOP on economy

    06/16/2010 3:44:10 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 53 replies · 1,123+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 06.16.10 | yahoo.com
    WASHINGTON – There's encouraging news for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public trust for shepherding the economy and small gains in those saying their finances are healthy, according to a new poll. The reeling economy remains people's top concern, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted earlier this month, making public attitudes about it crucial for both parties' hopes in November. The good news for Democrats: By a margin of 47 percent to 42 percent, people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy..
  • Obama: 'We've restored America's standing'

    11/18/2009 10:11:11 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 112 replies · 2,708+ views
    Obama: 'We've restored America's standing' Beijing, China (CNN) -- A little more than a year after his election, President Obama said his administration has laid the groundwork for success on global and domestic matters. "I think that we've restored America's standing in the world, and that's confirmed by polls," he told CNN's Ed Henry in a wide-ranging interview this week during his trip to China. "I think a recent one indicated that around the world, before my election, less than half the people -- maybe less than 40 percent of the people -- thought that you could count on America...