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  • Here’s where Obama’s jetting off to next

    06/28/2016 10:55:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | ANITA KUMAR
    WASHINGTON As the campaign to replace him gets increasingly aggressive and nasty back home, President Barack Obama is getting out of town – embarking on a sort of farewell tour to the world.
  • Purification of America

    06/22/2016 5:05:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of America. Where that promise has gone unfulfilled the most is in areas of sexual and racial discrimination. What's worse is the official sanction given to such discrimination. Let's look at some of it. Visit just about any California men's prison and you will see that one's race determines whom he cells with, the toilet and shower he uses, and what recreation areas he enjoys. Then there is sexual discrimination. Female correctional officers earn the same pay as their male counterparts. However, when it comes to extracting a dangerous inmate from his...
  • Obama: America’s Military Is Stronger Because All Combat Positions Are Open to Women

    06/02/2016 2:21:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – In a commencement speech Thursday to graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., President Barack Obama said the U.S. military is stronger because women can now serve in all combat positions and because the U.S. is closing the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. “And on this 40th anniversary of the first female cadets arriving at this academy, we are stronger because General Johnson leaves this institution, because Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson leads Northern Command, our nation’s first female combatant commander, and because all combat positions in our military are now open to women...
  • A recall so serious automaker warns: Stop driving these [Subaru] cars NOW

    05/14/2016 12:34:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 105 replies
    If you have a newer model Subaru Legacy or Outback, stop right now. The automaker is recalling more than 48,500 vehicles over a potential steering column defect so serious, they shouldn't even be driven to a mechanic. ... "The steering column in your vehicle may not have been manufactured to specification," Subaru says in a customer service message online. "If this condition exists, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels, increasing the risk of a crash."
  • '24: Legacy,' Lee Daniels' 'Star' Ordered to Series at Fox

    04/28/2016 11:39:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 3 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 27, 2016 | Lesley Goldberg
    The network has handed out early series orders to two of its most high-profile pilots this season, both hailing from its sibling studio 20th Century Fox TV: 24: Legacy and Lee Daniels' Star. Legacy, which now counts former 24 star Kiefer Sutherland as an executive producer, is picked up for 12 episodes, while Star has scored the traditional 13. 24: Legacy is a new take on the franchise that features an all-new cast of characters and is structured in the same style of the original series. Legacy revolves around a military hero's (Corey Hawkins, Straight Outta Compton, The Walking Dead)...
  • Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time

    04/14/2016 11:57:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    gq.com | April 14, 2016 | JIM NELSON
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  • VIDEO: Bill Clinton slams ‘awful legacy of last 8 years’

    03/21/2016 6:14:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 03/21/16 | Kyle Olson
    Bill Clinton is either losing it, or he’s ramping up his attacks on President Obama. Neither is good news for Hillary Clinton. During a speech in Spokane, Washington on Monday, Clinton seemed to tear down Obama to boost his wife. “Literally from the time I met her till we talked yesterday, she is the best change maker I have ever known. “She always finds a way to make something good happen, to make people feel empowered, to buy people into the process, to make democracy work the way the framer intended for it to work,” Clinton said. “Now, if you...
  • Sharpton to defend Obama's legacy from those who would 'disrespect him'

    03/15/2016 11:35:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | March 15, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is already bracing for critics to try to tear down President Obama's legacy after he leaves office, but the civil rights leader is promising to lead the defense. "The legacy of President Obama, from affordable healthcare to what he's doing on criminal justice, to even what he's done with Osama bin Laden and other things of that nature, will probably be attacked by some," he said.As a result, he plans to help the president bolster his legacy and keep the critics at bay, both personally and with his 25-year-old National Action Network.
  • How Scalia Inspired a Generation to Defend the Constitution

    02/15/2016 2:52:10 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 15, 2016 | LEE J. STRANG
    The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at age 79 of natural causes Saturday in Texas is an ideal occasion to reflect on the profound influence he had on the legal profession and, by extension, the nation. Astute observers of academic life in America know that the law professoriate has long been dominated by liberals. I discovered this when I arrived at law school, and my professors ignored, dismissed, or derisively mocked conservative and libertarian legal arguments. The dominance of progressive legal views is so powerful that even faculty members who are politically moderate are pressured into...
  • Justice Scalia: the Constitution’s great defender against sex-crazed tyranny

    02/15/2016 9:27:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/15/16 | Jonathon Van Maren
    February 15, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – “I shall tell the Creator of the Universe you were too busy to see him,” Justice Antonin Scalia once emailed a law clerk who didn’t want to attend church with him. But it is perhaps not unfair to suspect that Scalia himself would have felt the same way, had he known his departure was so imminent. The Creator called for him nonetheless, and he is gone. A titan has fallen. The bitter rejoicing of lesser men has already begun, as is to be expected. The godfather of conservative jurisprudence was a foil to the plans...
  • This was Justice Scalia's most game-changing decision in his 30 years on the bench

    02/14/2016 12:55:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/14/2016 | Erin Fuchs
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at the age of 79, wrote many notable opinions and dissents during his 30 years on the bench. But there is one case that stands out: Scalia's 2008 majority decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down a Washington, DC, handgun ban and led to a slew of lawsuits questioning the constitutionality of gun control. "It was the first Supreme Court decision to authoritatively interpret the Second Amendment. It is rare for [a] justice to write on a constitutional issue where there is no prior case law," UCLA law professor...
  • 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...
  • Obama’s Legacy Is Already Collapsing

    01/19/2016 1:59:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | John Thune
    Last week, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the speech, there was a lot of discussion about the nature of the president's legacy. Less discussed, however, was that most of the president's so-called legacy may not outlast his presidency, since most of his supposed achievements have never been enacted into law.Early on in his presidency, it became clear that the president didn't have much interest in working with Congress in a bipartisan manner, and after losing large majorities in the House and Senate, he made it clear that he did not want...
  • In final State of Union, Obama aims to define his presidency

    01/09/2016 7:22:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 9, 2016 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Out of time to push a new legislative agenda, President Barack Obama will look past Congress and to the American people in his final State of the Union address, aiming to define his presidency and his legacy before others can do it for him. For his seventh address, Obama plans to skips the traditional list of grand proposals, new policies and presidential appeals for new laws in favor of a broad overview of what he has accomplished since 2009 and what is undone in his final year in office. Aides said the president on Tuesday night will...
  • Obama's Legacy Will Far Surpass That of Nero Who Offed Himself In A Final Tribute To His Idiocy

    01/07/2016 5:01:20 PM PST · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Self | January 7, 2016 | Stayfree
    Nero's rule is often associated with tyranny and extravagance. He is known for many executions, including that of his mother, and the probable murder by poison of his stepbrother Britannicus. Nero was rumored to have had captured Christians dipped in oil and set on fire in his garden at night as a source of light. Most of Rome was destroyed in the Great Fire of Rome, which many Romans believed Nero himself had started in order to clear land for his planned palatial complex. Facing a false report of being denounced as a public enemy who was to be executed,...
  • Lame duck on world tour: Obama to fly abroad at least six times to 'secure' his legacy

    12/31/2015 7:58:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-31-15 | Nikki Schwab
    Americans can expect to play a game of 'Where in the World is President Obama?' all through 2016 as the White House is working to line up at least six trips abroad for the lame duck leader. Politico is reporting that the only continents the president has ruled out are Antarctica and Australia, and while Africa won't be a solo destination, there's a chance Obama could swing through his father's home continent as part of another trip. He's making the trips to secure his foreign policy legacy – working on issues like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and ridding the world of...
  • Hawaii can’t seem to name anything after native son Obama

    12/25/2015 6:47:02 PM PST · by PROCON · 71 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 25, 2015 | Greg Jaffe and Juliet Eilperin
    HONOLULU -- Stanley Chang hatched a plan last year to overcome seven years of failed attempts to name something after Hawaii's most famous native son. His target: Sandy Beach, a stunning strip of sand and volcanic ash that he hoped to re-christen "Barack Obama Beach." Chang had heard from a congressional staffer that Obama often spoke fondly of body surfing there as a teen. And he had read an interview in which the president described his ideal day as one spent at the Oahu beach. "It was almost a prose poem," Chang said. Obama imagined a sea turtle swimming in...
  • Obama's Real Legacy: Ten Ticking Time Bombs

    12/03/2015 9:22:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2015 | Dean F. Clancy
    Every president is finally remembered by a single sentence. George Washington was the father of our country and the first president.  Abraham Lincoln saved the Union and freed the slaves. Ronald Reagan revived the economy and defeated the Soviet Union. Bill Clinton reformed welfare and balanced the budget.  What about Barack Obama? How will he be remembered? He was our first black president and killed bin Laden? He screwed up our health care? Not quite Mount Rushmore material, I’d say. Still, it would be unfair to call President Obama an underachiever. He boasts a rather impressive legacy, in the negative...
  • Obama’s Legacy at Stake in Paris Talks on Climate Accord

    11/29/2015 8:28:47 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — At a joint news conference here Tuesday with President François Hollande of France, President Obama veered from his focus on the terrorist attacks in Paris to bring up the huge international gathering beginning in the French capital on Monday to hammer out a global response to climate change. “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children,” Mr. Obama said of the climate conference. The segue brought mockery, even castigation, from the political right, but...
  • World wide caution - State Dept Travel Bulletin

    11/23/2015 3:06:43 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 78 replies
    US State Dept ^ | 11/23/2015 | US State Dept
    http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/worldwide-travel-alert.html  Worldwide Travel Alert Last Updated: November 23, 2015 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.  This Travel Alert expires on February 24, 2016. Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of ISIL/Da’esh return from Syria and Iraq.  Additionally, there is a continuing threat...
  • Op-Ed: Fake Iran Deal a Cover-up for Obama's Shallow Legacy

    06/27/2015 3:33:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/15 | Dr. Joe Tuzara
    As the looming deadline for a final deal approaches, it is not surprising that the Iranian mullah's heads are spinning like centrifuges praising Allah for an unthinkable US enrichment of a 'historic deal' that could pave the way for them to build nuclear weapons. Given the Obama administration capitulation to massive nuke concessions, President Barack Obama's insistence on striking a very flawed nuclear arms deal with the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism reeks of a major cover up. The most incriminating aspect of Team Obama's deception is the mainstream media lapdogs' broadcasting reports of dangerous disinformation concerning the president's...
  • President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

    05/26/2015 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/27/2015 | Amber Phillips
    President Obama's second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts. Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny. The latest blow to Obama's second-term plans came Tuesday when a federal appeals court in New Orleans denied the administration's request to move forward with implementing his expanded executive action on immigration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. Texas and 25 other states have sued to have it shelved. The drama is sure to ensue for months, writes the Post's...
  • ISIS rises, the economy falters, and Obama’s legacy falls apart

    05/24/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/23/15 | John Podhoretz
    Deep into the seventh year of his tenure, Barack Obama is thinking about his post-presidential legacy. We know this because he’s telling us so. In an interview this week with The Atlantic about the potential deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program, the president sought to use the fact of his relative youth and his consciousness about how history might judge him to his advantage: “Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this. I think it’s fair to say that in addition to our...
  • Clinton Friend’s Memos on Libya Draw Scrutiny to Politics and Business

    05/19/2015 12:50:06 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 18, 2015 | By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    When the Clintons last occupied the White House, Sidney Blumenthal cast himself in varied roles: speechwriter, in-house intellectual and press corps whisperer. Republicans added another, accusing Mr. Blumenthal of spreading gossip to discredit Republican investigators, and forced him to testify during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial. Now, as Hillary Rodham Clinton embarks on her second presidential bid, Mr. Blumenthal’s service to the Clintons is again under the spotlight. Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a Republican who is leading the congressional committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, plans to subpoena Mr. Blumenthal, 66, for a private transcribed interview....
  • McConnell Carries Reid Leadership Legacy

    05/07/2015 7:36:05 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 5-7-2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Here is the uncomfortable question every Republican senator must ask: at what point is it more of a liability than an asset to have Mitch McConnell serving as Majority Leader instead of Harry Reid? At what point do you bench the player who grounds out into a double play every time he comes to the plate? He [McConnell] has now decided to shut off all debate and join Democrats in blocking Senator Rubio’s (R-FL) amendment, which would have forced Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist. As we’ve noted, McConnell is not only committed to passing bills supported by Democrats,...
  • Barack Hussein Obama—A Legacy of Desecration

    04/19/2015 10:33:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/15 | Obie Usategui
    Barry Soetoro or Barack Hussein Obama, or whomever this obscure character is, I chose to call him out on everything he has done to destroy our nation For the past seven years, maybe a little more, since back at the time when the 2008 presidential elections were reaching their peak of political controversy upon the unsightly possibility that a quisling candidate with a dubious pedigree by the name of Barack Hussein Obama, threatened to become the next president of the United States of America, I forewarned the world, especially the American people, of the magnanimous menace this enigmatic man represented...
  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center

    09/11/2001 5:56:49 AM PDT · by hellinahandcart · 966 replies · 91,202+ views
    NewYork1 | 9/11/01
    Just in. I am looking at a picture of the WTC with smoke pouring out of the western tower. Looks like a huge amount of damage. Debris raining down on people in the street.
  • Clinton now ready to embrace President Obama on economy

    01/11/2015 10:36:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/15 | Amie Parnes
    Hillary Clinton is ready to run on President Obama’s record when it comes to the economy. Clinton allies say that if the former secretary of State does in fact announce a second bid for the presidency this year, they expect that she’ll tether herself to a main slice of Obama’s legacy. A series of economic reports including Friday’s positive jobs numbers is adding to Democratic confidence that the economy will finally be a winner for Obama in his last two years in office, and that it will help the Democratic White House candidate in 2016. But even as Clinton embraces...
  • We Remember (song, video)

    12/07/2014 10:46:21 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 13, 2011 | Uploaded by ICASHQ
    Uploaded on Dec 13, 2011 Country music recording artist Dwayne O'Brien performed his song "We Remember" (available on the CD "Song Pilot" at www.flightsongrecords.mybigcommerce.com) at the annual convention of the International Council of Air Shows last December in Las Vegas, Nevada. And he produced this video to be projected on the screens behind him while he sang. We hope that you'll share this link widely with friends and family who appreciate America's aviation legacy and all that our country's airborne warriors have done to defend our country. Many thanks to Dwayne O'Brien for both performing his wonderful song and producing...
  • Obama's political legacy fading fast

    11/22/2014 10:33:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/22/14 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — The Obama legacy wasn't supposed to unfold this way. Barack Obama was changing the political map, pushing the Democratic Party into the South and the Mountain West. He was building a new social network that would endure long after an Obama presidency. And he was building a new Democratic coalition for a new age, with greater turnout from young and minority voters. Today, those ambitions are in tatters. Obama's once-vaunted team wound up doing little more than electing him twice. Without Obama on the ticket, Republicans not only soared in 2010 congressional elections, but scored victories broad and...
  • Hawaii officials drop plan to name park for Obama

    10/07/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | October 7, 2014
    HONOLULU (AP) - Two Honolulu city councilmen have dropped plans to rename a popular beach for President Barack Obama. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Councilman Stanley Chang and Council Chairman Ernie Martin decided to withdraw the proposal after hearing from the public.
  • Supreme Court's Robust New Session Could Define Legacy of Chief Justice

    10/04/2014 10:31:29 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 4, 2014 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday returns to work to face a rich and varied docket, including cases on First Amendment rights in the digital age, religious freedom behind bars and the status of Jerusalem. Those cases are colorful and consequential, but there are much bigger ones on the horizon. “I’m more excited about the next 12 months at the Supreme Court than about any Supreme Court term in its modern history,” said Thomas C. Goldstein, who argues frequently before the court and is the publisher of Scotusblog. In the coming weeks, the justices will most likely agree to...
  • The Challenge: What "Runs in the Family"

    09/18/2014 4:11:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: this piece was coauthored by Hagelin's daughter, Kristin Carey. If you could take any aspect from the family you grew up in and bring it into the family you have created, what would it be? A certain holiday tradition? The way your home was always filled with visitors? The friendship and affection your parents had for each other? Or maybe even the tough, but refining love they showed you?What would you obliterate, if you could? The alcoholism? The sting of abandonment? Strict rules and unfair punishment? Short tempers?Your answers to these questions may reveal more than you think. Even...
  • A legacy of failure

    09/13/2014 8:17:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    CFP ^ | 9/13/2014 | Klaus Rorich
    Back during the 2008 presidential campaign a lot of conservatives predicted that if Obama were elected president his administration would amount to Jimmy Carter’s second term. Little did anyone at the time realize just how prescient those predictions turned out to be. After all, it was Jimmy Carter that enabled Islamic fundamentalism to take root in Iran through his support in deposing Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. It’s very likely true that the Shah was a son-of-a-gun that established SAVAK, a secret police force that brutally suppressed any political opposition against the regime. But in point of fact, he was our...
  • Obama Hosts Africa Summit With an Eye on Legacy

    08/02/2014 7:00:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 2, 2014 | By JULIE PACE
    President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building his legacy on a continent where his commitment has been questioned. From the start of his presidency, Obama has faced sky-high expectations from African leaders and U.S. policymakers who hoped the son of a Kenyan would bump Africa up the White House list of foreign policy priorities. Unlike his predecessor George W. Bush, who launched a $15 billion program to address HIV and AIDS, Obama seemed to be lacking a signature Africa initiative. And his administration's focus turned...
  • What America Needs Now

    07/22/2014 4:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Forty-five years ago, there was a day like few others that rallied Americans and changed America forever. Yet I could find but one or two news stories about that momentous occasion and triumph. Do you remember what it was? It's the type of event that America needs now, maybe more than ever before. If you're old enough, you remember July 20, 1969, when 123 million of roughly 200 million Americans were riveted to their televisions, watching astronaut Neil Armstrong 240,000 miles from Earth. As he stepped off the Eagle -- the lunar landing module -- to become the first human...
  • The Obama Doctrine

    07/19/2014 5:11:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Sean Noble
    Remembering back to any high school US history class, we can all recall hearing about the doctrines of various presidents. A doctrine would be the pattern of actions that came to define a given administration. The history of doctrines tends to remember presidents by their aggressive foreign policy stances, such as the Monroe Doctrine towards European colonization efforts in the Americas or the Reagan Doctrine of pushing back Soviet influence around the world. President Obama, on the other hand, will likely not be remembered for any significant foreign policy achievements. Instead, unfortunately, when Americans think of the Obama Doctrine,...
  • Lincoln’s Character

    04/14/2014 6:49:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Thomas Bogar
    "Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." ––Abraham Lincoln The 149th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln provides an appropriate opportunity to appreciate the character of the man beyond the customary veneration afforded by his memorials in statuary, currency and the names of thousands of streets and commercial institutions. He was, in his own words, “the real thing.” This was a man of humble origins whose determination and perseverance led him to the highest office in the land. At no point in...
  • Obama legacy on line with NSA

    01/12/2014 10:27:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/14 | Julian Hattem
    President Obama is under pressure from all sides to announce major reforms to the National Security Agency on Friday. Privacy and civil liberties groups as well as lawmakers on the left have urged for a wholesale termination of much of the government’s snooping. Silicon Valley, home to some of Obama’s biggest supports, is also pressing for change. So are foreign leaders, rankled by the notion that their ally might be spying on them. The calls for reforms put Obama in a tough spot give his administration’s insistence that the NSA’s efforts are critical for national security. While Obama is sure...
  • Even with Soviet KGB Training, Mandela Legacy Looks Conservative Compared to Obama...

    12/06/2013 7:55:02 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    As noted by Mark Levin on his radio show yesterday, Nelson Mandela could have easily become a dictator-for-life in South Africa... yet he ultimately resisted, unlike what you hear from the American left re. Obama 3rd term (Heaven forbid). Mandela seemed to have understood the value of a (another) smooth transition of power, making clear he was 'no messiah'... He also didn't get into the heavy redistributionist themes seen in other socialist basket cases throughout sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from the ANC commie morons that proceeded Mandela in Pretoria (and who have driven the country into the ground).  According...
  • In Pelosi, Obama Sees Vital Ally for Securing Legacy (send her your cancellation letter?)

    11/03/2013 7:09:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/01/13 | Alexis Simendinger
    **SNIP** While raising money for House Democrats in Boston Wednesday night, the president said the minority leader from California “has just constantly surprised me by just how good, how tough, how visionary and how committed she is, and dedicated to the well-being of not just her own constituents but the American people.” Less publicly he’s described Pelosi as “tough as nails,” confiding his respect for her ability to corral votes in her conference, even when some of her Democratic members initially feel less than united.
  • WikiLeaks cables: Solzhenitsyn praise for Vladimir Putin

    09/21/2013 3:02:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 12/2/10 | Luke Harding
    Nobel prize-winning writer claimed just before his death that leader was helping nation rediscover what it was to be Russian Four months before his death Alexander Solzhenitsyn offered qualified praise for Vladimir Putin, arguing that he was doing a better job as Russia's leader than Boris Yeltsin or Mikhail Gorbachev. The US ambassador, William Burns, visited Solzhenitsyn in April 2008 at his dacha outside Moscow. He then sent a cable to Washington giving his impressions of the Nobel-prize winning writer who was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974 and returned to Russia 20 years later.
  • ‘I Have a Dream’ Speechwriter: Illegal Aliens Unworthy of MLK’s Legacy

    08/28/2013 11:25:51 AM PDT · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-28-2013 | John Hill
      Above: La Raza protesters hijacking MLK's legacy for a cause he would vehemently oppose, said his top aide and speechwriter.- by John HillStand With Arizona As the nation recognizes the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech, advocates for illegal aliens have attempted to hijack the legacy of MLK in order to attack the new law. Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race"), speaking at the Realize the Dream March and Rally days before the 50th anniversary of King's speech, Murguia said, "We march so that everyone knows that true...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-18-13 (Yes We Scan: The Obama Legacy?)

    08/17/2013 11:44:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 29 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 18, 2013 | DUmmie Kablooie, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Now that President Obama is well into his Lame Duck Dynasty, the question arises: What will be the Obama Legacy? A vibrant economy? Universal health care for all? World peace? Racial healing? Lower ocean levels? It's so hard to pick just one. The increasingly disenchanted DUmmies, though, might pick "None of the above." That's the gist of this THREAD by DUmmie Kablooie, "Wow. With all these NSA revelations rolling in Obama's legacy may not be Obamacare." So let us now watch the DUmmies discuss the Obama Legacy, in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles...
  • McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama

    07/29/2013 4:19:36 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 116 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 7/29/2013 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON - There was no conciliatory phone call, no heart-to-heart talk to soothe the tensions. No one knows exactly when President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain went from bitter rivals in the 2008 presidential campaign and foes over health care and national security to bipartisan partners. Yet in recent months, an alignment on high-profile domestic issues - not to mention an eye on their respective legacies - has transformed Obama and McCain into Washington's most unexpected odd couple. The Arizona senator is a regular visitor to the West Wing and in near-daily contact with senior White House officials....
  • Obama’s legacy on the line as healthcare implementation challenges mount

    07/05/2013 8:45:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/05/2013 | By Amie Parnes
    The delay in the healthcare employers mandate has dealt the Obama administration a black eye, at a time when the president desperately needs a political win. Political observers agreed that the decision to delay the mandate until 2015, which the administration announced on Tuesday, is a setback for Obama, who is currently attempting to shoehorn immigration reform legislation through the House to secure one of his legislative priorities in his second term. It also casts a shadow on Obama’s one major legislative accomplishment and could possibly put a dent in his legacy, observers said. “If healthcare were to be his...
  • Scandal or Storm: The Making of Obama’s Legacy

    06/03/2013 7:16:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | Dan Holler
    Democrats are practically pleading with President Obama to sharpen his message. After successfully raising taxes on every working American at the beginning of the year, the progressive movement has suffered one debilitating blow after another. In March, many in the media laughed when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared conservatives were winning. But the rallying cry of collective action that rang throughout Obama’s second inaugural address now seems like more empty rhetoric, not an emerging reality. Still buzzed from their victory over Mitt Romney, Team Obama held the misguided belief they could convince Americans (not collectivists to begin with) that they...
  • What Obama's Legacy For America Might Look Like If It Was Made Into Performance Art

    04/23/2013 10:17:01 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
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  • World Exclusive: Chelsea Clinton adopting African baby

    03/26/2013 12:32:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 129 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | 3-26-13 | Barry Levine -- executive editor
    Big hearted Chelsea Clinton plans to adopt a baby from Africa, the Enquirer has learned exclusively.
  • Obama to Huddle With Organizing for Action Group

    03/11/2013 11:10:33 AM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    ABC-GMA ^ | 3-11-2013 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama will formally inaugurate Organizing for Action, his newly-formed independent advocacy group, with a headline speech Wednesday night before the group's Founders' Summit in Washington. Obama's appearance, confirmed to ABC News by an OFA official, will be his first in-person with the group's core team of advisers, donors and grassroots organizers since its formation following the 2012 election. It comes as Obama seeks to re-energize his expansive grassroots campaign infrastructure around top second-term priorities - from new gun-control measures to comprehensive immigration reform and a plan to replace sequester - and cement the foundation for his presidential legacy. The...