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  • Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal

    05/23/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years. Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama. "He sees the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago, when you have two wars over a long period of time and many, many more, millions more veterans," she told reporters during her Thursday press briefing. "And so, I know that he is upset about...
  • French Foreign Minister: '500 Days to Avoid Climate Chaos'

    05/14/2014 9:50:22 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 14 May 14 | Jeryl Bier
    Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed French foreign minister Laurent Fabius to the State Department in Washington on Tuesday to discuss a range of issues, from Iran to Syria to climate change. Or, in the words of the foreign minister, "climate chaos." Kerry and Fabius made a joint appearance before their meeting, and the foreign minister warned that only 500 days remained to avoid "climate chaos"[emphasis added]...
  • Pelosi: Can’t We Talk About Something Other Than Benghazi?

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday dismissed newly unveiled communications suggesting the White House helped shape the public message that blamed a video for the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. “What I will say is, again, diversion, subterfuge: Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Why aren’t we talking about something else?” she said at her weekly press briefing. “Whatever was in that — what I know of what I’ve read in the press about those emails was very consistent with what was put out there before. I don’t think there’s anything new there.”
  • Better Than Fiction: The Rise, Fall, And Return of Webb Hubbell [endorses Hildebeast for President]

    05/01/2014 11:02:24 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1 May 14 | Lloyd Grove
    Hillary Clinton’s former law partner was slated for a gilded position within the first Clinton administration. But a cluster of felonies landed Webb Hubbell in jail, and frozen out of the inner circle. Now he’s a novelist, and—after a near-death experience—friends with Bill again. “I think Hillary would make a great president,” Webb Hubbell says. “I’d like to see her run. She’ll get elected. But that’s not my call. It’s not my business.” Nor is it clear that Hillary Clinton will welcome Hubbell’s endorsement. After all, he’s an ex-con—and she has kept a prudent distance for the past two decades....
  • Harry Reid: People Aren’t Educated on How to Use the Internet

    03/26/2014 10:39:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 75 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the fault of struggling to sign up on the Obamacare exchanges didn’t lie with the faulty website, but with the people who weren’t “educated on how to use the Internet.” Explaining the reasoning behind the latest Obamacare delay, Reid said too many people just didn’t know to use their computer properly and needed more time. Apparently, it had nothing to do with the well-documented failings of the website that have embarrassed the White House for months. “We have hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up who didn’t get through,”...
  • PRUDEN: The cheap tricks of the game(Park Rangers ADMISSION about harassment)

    10/04/2013 9:36:37 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 31 replies
    washington times ^ | 10/3 | pruden
    The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots...
  • Report: Press threw Helen Thomas under bus to save its reputation [WARNING: Graphic Images/Video]

    06/07/2013 11:50:48 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 28 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 May 13 | Paul Bedard
    The White House press corps was so worried about its reputation when veteran reporter Helen Thomas ranted against Jews in 2010 that it quickly moved to discredit her journalistic creds and personally attacked her as crazy in a bid to save itself, according to a new journalism school analysis. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly details the efforts by the press corps to shove Thomas out of their club after she told a New York rabbi in a widely distributed video that Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine," and that Jews should "go home" to "Poland, Germany ... and...
  • Oliver Stone, Sean Penn hail 'hero' Chavez

    03/06/2013 11:00:12 AM PST · by seanmerc · 28 replies
    France24.com ^ | 6 Mar 13 | AFP
    AFP - US filmmaker and long-time Hugo Chavez supporter Oliver Stone hailed the late Venezuelan leader as a "great hero" on Tuesday, saying he will "live forever in history." Actor and activist Sean Penn, another Hollywood friend to Chavez, also paid tribute saying the world's poor had lost a "champion" and America had also lost "a friend it never knew it had."
  • Hillary Clinton trashes whiners (Hillary trashes women)

    10/18/2012 11:48:07 AM PDT · by Snuph · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/18/12 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says in a new interview that she can’t stand “whining” by women who are unhappy with the work and family choices they’ve made in life and complain that they have no options. Clinton, in the interview with Marie Claire, was discussing Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former director of policy planning at the State Department who left in 2011. This summer, Slaughter wrote a much-discussed cover story in the Atlantic - “Why Women Still Can’t Have It all” - about leaving her job because of the difficulty of balancing her work at State with the needs of...
  • White House: Obama and Biden were never aware of requests for more Benghazi security

    10/12/2012 10:52:25 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 65 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Oct 12 | Josh Rogin
    Vice President Joseph Biden speaks only for himself and President Barack Obama, and neither man was aware that U.S. officials in Libya had asked the State Department for more security before the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a top White House official told The Cable. Biden has come under fire for saying at Thursday night's debate, "We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there." The Cable asked Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications Ben Rhodes whether Biden was speaking for the entire Obama administration, including the State Department,...
  • Cutter: Benghazi Is Only an Issue ‘Because of Romney and Ryan’

    10/11/2012 12:09:24 PM PDT · by Snuph · 95 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 11, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Video at link...Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said Thursday that the “entire reason” the terrorist attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans has “become the political topic it is” is because Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan talk about the attack. STEPHANIE CUTTER: In terms of the politicization of this — you know, we are here at a debate, and I hope we get to talk about the debate — but the entire reason this has become the political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. It’s a big part of their...
  • Obama Campaign Shifts Into Extreme Attack Mode

    10/05/2012 10:53:09 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 21 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5 Oct 12 | Keith Koffler
    With its candidate having been swamped in the debate by an aggressive and articulate Gov. Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign is switching fully into attack mode, moving beyond earlier assaults on Romney’s business record and wealth toward a new drive to destroy his character. Casting completely aside the Obama 2008 brand of a hopeful unifier, Obama’s operatives Thursday dived straight the jugular, working on multiple fronts to brand Romney a liar. The campaign, Obama aides made clear, would henceforth be conducted exclusively Chicago style. In a vicious and personal assault rarely conducted at the highest level of U.S. politics, White...
  • Obama aide denies Bush bashing

    10/03/2012 10:15:07 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 15 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 3 Oct 12 | Kevin Robillard
    President Barack Obama’s reelection effort is not blaming the sputtering economic recovery of the past four years on former President George W. Bush, his deputy campaign manager insisted Wednesday. “We’re absolutely not doing that,” Stephanie Cutter said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “In fact, we’re taking credit for the 5.1 million private-sector jobs that have been created over the past four years despite being handed the worst economy since the Great Depression. We’re taking credit for the million jobs that were protected under the president’s efforts to save the auto industry and the increase in manufacturing jobs for the first time...
  • Rush Limbaugh: As Predicted, the Corrupt Polls "Tighten"

    10/02/2012 1:44:25 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 2 Oct 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: CNN is panicking over their own poll. As predicted, the polls are starting to tighten. CNN, at least what they're saying, they're starting to panic. You'll hear the sound bites coming up. Oh, by the way, the Washington Post poll that was so devastating to Romney in the swing states, this goes beyond simple incompetence or media malpractice. This is genuine corruption. We find out, and from the Washington Post's own pollster, that they based last Friday's poll of Romney being up ten, 11, whatever it was in those three swing states, on 160 people with a...
  • They Want You to Think the Election is Over

    10/01/2012 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Some shocking news in the Drive-By Media today. The election is over. Mitt Romney has lost. It's all over out there. Actually, that's not the case. The polls today are starting to tighten up exactly as predicted here. Now we're into October. The debate is Wednesday night. Have you noticed what's going on with this? The DNC and Howard Dean and a number of others... Even Obama himself is saying, "Mitt's a much better debater than I am." They're really out there lowering expectations for Obama in the debate on Wednesday night, and he's got a tough...
  • Rush Limbaugh: "An All-Out Media Onslaught to Dispirit You" [ref. polling data]

    09/10/2012 2:05:21 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 10 Sep 12 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: My question is, why is Obama still campaigning? Could somebody explain that to me. Everywhere I look, this election's over. Why, Obama has hit 50% approval in the polls now for the first time ever. The bounce out of that disaster of a convention was unprecedented, other than Dukakis who had a 17-point lead after his, and somehow he lost. Brit Hume said today on Fox, "Well, you know, you gotta keep in mind the guy leading in the polls in mid-September rarely loses." Ever heard of Dukakis? Ever heard of Jimmy Carter? And now Public Policy...
  • Cutter: Obama Has Created More Jobs Than the Reagan Recovery

    08/22/2012 12:05:36 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 22 Aug 12 | Real Clear Politics
    "Willie Geist, MSNBC: What would you say to that same person that said, 'Well, that hasn't worked for four years. I haven't had the job over time, it's time for a change.'" Video at link...
  • Drudge - SOURCES: Biden at GOP convention

    08/21/2012 8:49:38 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 157 replies
    Drudge ^ | August 21, 2012
    SOURCES: Biden at GOP convention; Secret Service in Tampa say they are Biden advance -- he's coming Monday or Tuesday... Developing ...
  • Patrick Kennedy warns of Tea Party “rampage” if SCOTUS upholds Obamacare

    06/27/2012 11:16:38 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 103 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jun 12 | Philip Klein
    Patrick Kennedy, a former representative from Rhode Island and son of the late Ted Kennedy, warned in a fundraising email for Congressional Democrats that if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s health care law, then “dangerous Tea Party extremists will go on a rampage.” The fundraising email was sent out Wednesday afternoon, to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Health Care Rapid Response Fund” ahead of Thursday morning’s expected ruling by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the health care law. “My father, Ted Kennedy, spent his entire political career fighting tooth and nail for universal...
  • 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?
  • [Gay] Activists Take Out Frustration on ... Ronald Reagan

    06/22/2012 10:23:36 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard [via Drudge] ^ | 22 Jun 12 | Daniel Halper
    Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception. There, they danced to the sounds of a Marine Corps band; they dined on crab cakes and canapés; they hand-delivered letters from concerned citizens like this 18-year old who has had four people close to him gunned down, and noted rhyming raconteur CA Conrad; and some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.
  • Obama Campaign Auctions Off Bill Clinton

    05/24/2012 11:20:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 24 May 2012 | Keith Koffler
    Bill Clinton just sent Obama supporters and email saying that he has joined President Obama as first prize in the latest campaign fundraising raffle.
  • Ann Arbor man wants to prevent John Dingell from seeing a 30th term in Congress

    05/07/2012 11:17:58 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 14 replies
    AnnArbor.com ^ | 5-7-2012 | Ryan Stanton
    25-year-old Ann Arbor man is challenging U.S. Rep. John Dingell for his seat, claiming the long-time congressman isn't progressive enough.Daniel Marcin, who is pursuing a doctorate in economics at the University of Michigan, filed nearly 1,800 petition signatures with the state on Monday to appear on the ballot.Running as a Democrat, he'll face Dingell, D-Dearborn, in the Aug. 7 primary, competing in Southeast Michigan's newly drawn 12th District."I'm definitely to that guy's left," Marcin said of Dingell, attacking the 85-year-old congressman's record on environmental issues, same-sex marriage and tax policy."John Dingell acts like he's Mr. Senior Congressman," Marcin said. "If...
  • James Carville to Obama: Fire your staff

    09/16/2011 11:12:42 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Sep 11 | Peter Wallsten
    President Obama needs to fire a lot of people. That’s the conclusion of longtime Democratic strategist and TV pundit James Carville, who unloaded on Obama Thursday for failing to change his White House team despite months of lagging poll numbers and stagnant economic indicators. “For God's sake,” Carville wrote on CNN’s web site , “why are we still looking at the same political and economic advisers that got us into this mess? It's not working.”
  • Michael Moore to Obama: ‘Show some guts,’ arrest S&P head

    08/08/2011 2:14:11 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 Aug 11 | Victor Morton
    Liberal firebrand Michael Moore called on President Obama to respond to the U.S. credit downgrade by arresting the leaders of the credit-ratings agencies. On his Twitter feed Monday, the Oscar-winning film director also blamed the 2008 economic collapse on Standard & Poor’s — apparently because it and other credit-ratings agencies did not downgrade mortgage-based bonds, which encouraged the housing bubble and let it spread throughout the economy. “Pres Obama, show some guts & arrest the CEO of Standard & Poors. These criminals brought down the economy in 2008& now they will do it again,” Mr. Moore wrote.
  • Holder Blames Congress for Forcing Hand on Military Commissions for 9/11 Detainees

    04/04/2011 2:02:37 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 53 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4 Apr 11 | FoxNews.com
    Congress tied the Obama administration's hands in trying the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and his accomplices, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday, announcing that he was left without a choice and has referred the cases to the Defense Department for trial. In stark language, Holder lambasted Congress for imposing restrictions blocking any detainees from being tried in the U.S., saying that the "unwise and unwarranted restrictions" undermine the U.S. in counter-intelligence and counter-terror efforts. Expressing his disappointment in no uncertain terms, the attorney general said that as a native New Yorker, he knows as well...
  • Kennedy's exit from Congress leaves a family void (Goodbye Kennedys)

    12/26/2010 2:44:21 PM PST · by seanmerc · 126 replies · 33+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Dec 10 | Andrew Miga
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kennedys have held congressional seats, the presidency and the public's imagination for more than 60 years. That era ends when Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island vacates his U.S. House seat next month, leaving a City Council post in California as Camelot's sole remaining political holding.
  • Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess' - 'my policies...got us out of this mess'

    07/16/2010 2:41:32 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 60 replies · 3+ views
    Google hosted news ^ | 16 Jul 10 | AP
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama acknowledges that the fall elections could amount to a referendum on his stewardship of the nation's affairs. [SNIP] But he also says the midterm congressional elections could come down to "a choice between the policies that got us into this mess and my policies that got us out of this mess."
  • Helen Thomas: "Save Social Security-President Obama May Cut Social Security" [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    06/03/2010 1:01:33 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 76 replies · 1,936+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 3 Jun 10 | Helen "Impossible--and Costly" Thomas
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Say it isn’t so, Mr. President. You surely are not going to make a deal with Republicans to cut Social Security benefits, are you?</p> <p>Here’s word from The Nation Magazine: “The President intends to offer Social Security as a sacrificial lamb to entice conservative deficit hawks into a grand bipartisan compromise in which Democrats agree to cut Social Security benefits while Republicans accede to significant tax increases to reduce government red ink.”</p>
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama’s News Conference Shows Accountability In Action" [WARNING: Graphic Images]

    05/28/2010 3:49:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 41 replies · 1,492+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 27 May 10 | Helen "Full-Scale" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- At last! President Barack Obama held a full-scale White House news conference Thursday, his first since July 22. His record on presidential news conferences has been abysmal. True, he held a forgettable news conference on Feb. 9, the day the government was shut down because of blizzards. Very clever. He is considered a great communicator. So what’s the deal? He is surely well-primed on the issues and headlines of the day. Speeches and well-placed interviews won’t cut it. He should be quizzed, as he was Thursday by reporters trying to get to the bottom of the Obama administration’s...
  • Helen Thomas: "The Price of War - Hamid Karzai Visits Washington" [WARNING: Graphic Images]

    05/21/2010 7:19:14 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 14 replies · 739+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 19 May 10 | Helen "Surrender Monkey" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai got a close look at the cost of war and American sacrifices last week in a rare travel schedule for a visiting head of state. The administration of President Barack Obama rolled out the red carpet as a peace offering to gloss over the public friction that caused the proud Karzai earlier this year to threaten to join the Taliban -- the enemy. Or is the enemy al-Qaida? Or both? Between meetings with administration officials, the Afghan leader’s orientation visit included a trip to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where wounded U.S. soldiers from...
  • Helen Thomas: "An Eloquent Defense Of American Democracy" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES, BARF ALERT]

    05/06/2010 1:50:21 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 25 replies · 747+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 6 May 10 | Helen "Precious Thing" Thomas
    An Eloquent Defense Of American Democracy Obama Also Notes Harshness Of Public Discourse Helen Thomas, Hearst White House columnist WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is so divided that it seems to me that the nation has lost its compass. Even in times of national crisis, including the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam War and a string of scandals such as Watergate, the political center has held together. But now I’m not quite so sure. President Barack Obama has been most conciliatory as he seeks the middle ground on a host of issues, even to the point of caving to...
  • Helen Thomas: "Faltering U.S. Schools Are National Disgrace" [GRAPHIC IMAGES, LIBERAL LUNACY]

    04/28/2010 3:28:09 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies · 903+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 28 Apr 10 | Helen "National Disgrace" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama needs to wake up to the fact that the nation’s school systems are going down the drain. Thousands of teachers are facing a payless summer. Millions of school children are looking at a drop in educational standards and bigger classes. We are depriving students of their right to a decent education. Granted that school systems are under state control, the federal government needs to step up and help them overcome their financial woes. Aren’t the schools too important to fail? U.S. priorities are to spend billions every week for the unjustified and unexplained wars in...
  • Helen Thomas: "Time To Stand Up To Wall Street" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES, COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA]

    04/22/2010 12:58:32 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 30 replies · 814+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | Helen "Pinch Myself" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell met with two dozen top Wall Street executives recently and got his marching orders: Just say “no” to any new regulations designed to prevent another Great Recession, the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression in the 1930s. But something happened soon afterward. Faced with the politically tough strategy of defending Wall Street amid widespread public anger, McConnell stepped back and has begun talking about how a bipartisan bill to regulate Wall Street is likely to emerge from the Senate. I bet he got some strong advice from fellow Republicans, especially those facing...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Should Name a Liberal" [to the Supreme Court] [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    04/15/2010 2:09:25 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 32 replies · 913+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 15 Apr 10 | Helen "Stinging Dissent" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The forthcoming departure of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is a great loss to the country, especially to progressives. Stevens, a Republican, was appointed to the high court in 1975 by President Gerald Ford. Over the next 35 years, he grew in office and eventually adopted liberal views about the death penalty, abortion rights, protection of gay rights and curbing executive power. Stevens is brilliant, eloquent, outspoken and unafraid to change his mind, as evidenced by some of his votes on the court. He voted in favor of affirmative action, after first questioning it. He declared that...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Learning To Be A Strong President" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES and BARF ALERT]

    03/31/2010 1:03:50 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 43 replies · 1,161+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 31 Mar 10 | Helen "Mindless" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is learning to be a strong president. Yes, he can. When Obama took office, it wasn’t clear whether he had any firm principles. This perspective grew when he seemed oblivious to the harsh reality that Republicans weren’t going to sign on to his health care plan, no matter what. Obama became the Great Compromiser when he watered down his original concepts in a vain effort to appease his opponents, even though they had zero interest in working with him. The president had a light-bulb moment, at least publicly, earlier this week when he was interviewed...
  • Exclusive: Pelosi Defends Health Care Fight Tactics [Barf Alert]

    03/22/2010 10:17:41 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 15 replies · 536+ views
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a muted victory lap today after the historic House vote on health care reform, but didn't dispute a description of her clout in helping win passage of the bill. Diane Sawyer's exclusive interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi."Most powerful woman in American history?" "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer asked Pelosi today, citing an article in The Economist.
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama's Priorities - Guns-Or-Butter Debate Under Way" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    03/17/2010 4:43:16 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 19 replies · 778+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 17 Mar 10 | Helen "Group Think" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Billions are being spent for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we have stingy budgets for the stubborn needs on the home front. Thousands of teachers have been laid of, schools closed and homes foreclosed all over the country. Banks are holding back on loans to small businesses and the jobless rate remains stubbornly high. Call it a "recession" or a "depression," we know there is great deprivation in the lives of millions, especially those who have lost their jobs. In many ways, President Barack Obama has run up against a Republican iron curtain in his attempts...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Skewers Insurers" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES][BARF ALERT]

    03/10/2010 4:24:34 PM PST · by seanmerc · 37 replies · 1,261+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 10 Mar 10 | Helen "Final Chapter" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Finally! President Barack Obama has at last zeroed in on the greedy health insurance companies and their opposition to health reform. It’s about time. The president also seems to have awakened the public to the fact that congressional Republicans have mounted a solid wall of resistance to serious efforts at improving the American health care system. Obama is now in the final chapter of his year-long effort to win legislation that would make health insurance affordable and accessible to more Americans, 46 million of whom lack coverage. The Republicans have been admirable for their party discipline: They have...
  • Helen Thomas: "Hillary The Hawk - Clinton Gets Cues From President Obama" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    02/24/2010 4:23:47 PM PST · by seanmerc · 36 replies · 1,179+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 24 Feb 10 | Helen "Hezbollah Point of View" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is finding her voice in the world of foreign affairs -- and it’s the sound of hawk-speak, filled with threats and warnings. She has warned that Iran is becoming a military dictatorship. She is trying -- with some success -- to persuade U.S. allies to support stronger sanctions against Teheran. There’s no sign that the U.S. is about to invade Iran but there’s tons of speculation that the Pentagon has been tasked to figure out what bunker-buster bombs would do to Iran’s underground nuclear industry and whether such an attack would help or...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama’s Impossible Dream-Republicans Think Democrats Are On The Run" [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    02/18/2010 12:03:44 PM PST · by seanmerc · 39 replies · 1,584+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 18 Feb 10 | Helen "Political Theater" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Enough already. President Barack Obama’s admirable quest for bipartisanship is a voice crying in the wilderness. Oh yes, he has another chance at bat when he hosts a summit meeting Feb. 25 at Blair House, the president’s guest house across the street from the White House. He has invited the leaders of both parties to the televised meeting designed to "jump start" the discussion about health care reform. Obama said he does not want the talks to devolve into political theater. "I want a substantive discussion," he said. The summit follows Obama's televised sparring with House Republicans at...
  • Helen Thomas: "Wars In Our Time - Obama Is Now A 'War President'" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    02/03/2010 2:10:20 PM PST · by seanmerc · 43 replies · 1,499+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 3 Feb 10 | The only reporter to have interviewed all 44 US Presidents, the one and only HELEN THOMAS!!!
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama does have a foreign policy. It’s called war. Unfortunately, the president has not defined any real difference between his hawkish approach to international issues and that of his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. Where’s the change we can believe in? Bush left a legacy of two wars, neither of which was ever fully explained or justified. Obama has merely picked up the sword that Bush left behind in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both wars lack a formal congressional declaration of war. In the struggle against terrorism one might say, "Who cares?" Well, one group that...
  • Helen Thomas: "GOP Medical Wrecking Ball-Washington, As The Nation, Is Fragmented" [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/27/2010 3:26:37 PM PST · by seanmerc · 40 replies · 839+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 27 Jan 10 | Helen "Wrecking Ball" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama set a goal to change the way Washington works. That was a far-fetched dream, to say the least, at a time where there is no comity in the country and no move toward political reconciliation. The Washington scene -- reflective of the nation -- is fragmented between nay-saying conservatives who seem against every thing, and liberals and moderates in search of a middle ground. It seems impossible to find that mythical location. The divisions are propelled by anger, dissatisfaction and undoubtedly some fear of the future. Obama is the fall guy for this, raising Republican...
  • Rush Limbaugh: The EIB Celebration Zone: This One's for You, Mary Jo!

    01/20/2010 3:02:54 PM PST · by seanmerc · 16 replies · 1,354+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 20 Jan 10 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life I am proud of Massachusetts, as I paraphrase Michelle (My Belle) Obama. For the first time in my life I am proud of Massachusetts. I seem to remember some hack saying you never want to waste a crisis. Some hack in the White House said that. I think his name was Rahm Emanuel. That's exactly right. Well, they are in a crisis right now, and turnaround is fair play. So let me say, ladies and gentlemen, you never want to waste a crisis, especially when it's the libs experiencing...
  • Helen Thomas: "The Threats From Terrorism, Bubbles" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/14/2010 2:55:21 PM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies · 1,720+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 13 Jan 10 | Helen "Hezbollah point of view" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- No one in the Obama administration is going to acknowledge that our foreign policy in the Middle East has alienated many Arabs. The U.S. pro-Israel policy and our shocking neglect of the beleaguered Palestinians underlie almost every initiative or tactical tilt that comes out of Washington. President Barack Obama and his predecessors in the White House have scored domestic political points by embracing this world view. This is one vantage point that is truly bi-partisan, to the point where no one discusses it. Michael Scheuer, a former CIA specialist on the al-Qaida terrorists, complained on C-SPAN recently that...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama’s Honeymoon Is Over" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/06/2010 6:18:40 PM PST · by seanmerc · 75 replies · 3,321+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 6 Jan 10 | Helen "Insatiable" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The chorus of loud criticism of President Barack Obama is a reminder that every new occupant of the White House has a presidential learning curve. There is no such thing as an instant president. They all have to learn the hard way. Fans and foes alike seem to be ganging up on the newcomer as he approaches his first anniversary in office. Hopeful Republican antagonists are wondering whether he can win a second term -- premature as that speculation may be. Some one-time Obama supporters are disillusioned because of the great expectations fostered by Obama’s soaring rhetoric during...
  • Sen. Kerry Will Travel to Copenhagen Global Warming Summit by Commercial Airliner

    12/10/2009 3:58:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 1,319+ views
    Sen. Kerry Will Travel to Copenhagen Global Warming Summit by Commercial Airliner Thursday, December 10, 2009 By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) – Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will travel to the United Nations global warming conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on a commercial airliner, a senior Kerry aide told CNSNews.com. “The senator expects to travel commercially as he has to past climate conferences,” the aide said, adding that the details of Kerry’s travel arrangement were contingent opon the Senate’s schedule. Published reports have indicated that many public officials have been arriving at the Copenhagen in private jets, meaning they are...
  • Helen Thomas Hounds Gibbs on "Public Option"; Says "I want your conscience to bother you" - Video

    10/02/2009 5:47:58 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 26 replies · 2,557+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Helen Thomas pressing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs yesterday over whether President Obama still supports a "Public Option" for Health Care, and whether he will "fight for it." Gibbs customarily dodged the question, and Thomas called him on it, saying she continues to ask about it because "I want your conscience to bother you." . . . (VIDEO)
  • [Jimmy] Carter: Racism plays major role in opposition to Obama [HURL ALERT]

    09/16/2009 5:16:13 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 45 replies · 1,392+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 16 Sep 09 | CNN (Communist News Network)
    (CNN) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that racial politics played a role in South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's speech to Congress last week and in some of the opposition the president has faced since taking office. Former President Carter tells "NBC Nightly News" that racism has surfaced in opposition to President Obama. "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American," Carter told "NBC Nightly News." "I live in the South, and I've seen the...
  • Helen Thomas: "President Obama Goes To School" [WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGES]

    09/09/2009 3:35:20 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 23 replies · 1,883+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 9 Sep 09 | Helen "Fellow Traveler" Thomas
    Conservatives Claim Obama Pushing Socialist Agenda WASHINGTON -- What have we come to when conservative politicians and parents tell their children not to listen to President Barack Obama? It turned out that his message in his back-to-school address to students was good old-fashioned advice: Stay in school and study hard. The right wingers had claimed the president wanted to promote his "socialist agenda" and involve the federal government in educating their children because of his speech, timed to coincide with the start of the school year. Would they really eliminate Uncle Sam’s financial support of public schools? Of course not....