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  • Obama says notion West at war with Islam is 'ugly lie'

    02/19/2015 9:47:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/19/15 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Thursday called on Middle Eastern leaders to stand up to "violent extremism" and stop proxy wars that fuel the rise of terror groups. "The notion that the West is at war with Islam is an ugly lie," he told the final day of a conference on combatting extremism. "And all of us, regardless of our faith, have a responsibility to reject it." Obama challenged Middle Eastern powers to stop actions that he claimed have stoked the rise of Islamic State, Al-Qaeda and others. Fighting between Sunnis and Shia "will only end when...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Why Did Hillary Survive a Brian Williams-like Tale?

    02/10/2015 8:15:55 AM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 9, 2015
    Emmy Award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson, who covered the story of Hillary Clinton's lie about being shot at in Bosnia, says she can't understand how the former secretary of state weathered the scandal while NBC News anchor Brian Williams may not. "To me, part of the irony is if Brian Williams isn't able to survive it — that we think it's important enough when somebody gives this kind of story that he would lose his career — yet we didn't care enough to have it matter that much with someone who became our secretary of state," Attkisson said Monday on "The...
  • The Brian Williams scandal is an NBC News-wide scandal

    02/05/2015 11:16:14 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/5/15 | Eric Wemple
    The Brian Williams scandal has burst onto the public square through a feat of Internet accountability. After NBC Nightly News last week posted to Facebook a clip of the anchor reminiscing about having embedded with the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, some Facebookers took issue with the particulars. Whereas Williams claimed that he was riding in a helicopter that was forced down after being hit by an RPG, others had a different recollection. “Sorry dude, I don’t remember you being on my aircraft. I do remember you walking up about an hour after we had landed to ask me...
  • The Humane Society Of The United States Sues Oklahoma Attorney General

    01/22/2015 10:37:48 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 20 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 1-21-15 | Randy Ellis
    The Humane Society of the United States Sues Oklahoma Attorney General by Randy Ellis Published: January 21, 2015 Upset by state investigation into its fundraising activities, The Humane Society of the United States has filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, accusing him of slandering and vilifying the animal rights organization for political gain. “Religious leaders, pro-life groups and others with a values-based view of the world should be outraged by the misuse of the attorney general’s office to mount a political attack on a charitable organization because of that group’s mission and beliefs,” Cynthia Armstrong, Oklahoma state...
  • NOAA's actual report says it is "More UNLIKELY" that 2014 was the warmest year, "than likely":

    01/17/2015 11:11:46 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 30 replies
    LOL!!!!!! NOAA's actual report says it is "More UNLIKELY" that 2014 was the warmest year, "than likely": Calculating the Probability of Rankings for 2014 ... Using a Monte Carlo approach (Arguez et al, 2013), NCDC considered the known uncertainty of the global land and ocean annual temperature in the 2014 annual ranking. Taking into account the uncertainty and assuming all years (1880-2014) in the time series are independent, the chance of 2014 being Warmest year on record: 48.0% One of the five warmest years: 90.4% One of the 10 warmest years: 99.2% One of the 20 warmest years: 100.0% Warmer...
  • "This is a graphic misrepresentation of abortion." - Responding to Pro-Abortion Slogans

    12/15/2014 1:51:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    YouTube/CreatedEqual ^ | Dec 3, 2014 | Created Equal
    "This is a graphic misrepresentation of abortion." - Responding to Pro-Abortion Slogans Created Equal responds to the allegation that our photos are fake. Watch our response to protesters at Texas State University. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK (WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES)
  • Lying for the Cause

    12/09/2014 6:40:16 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/9/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Well aside from “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor,” or blanket amnesty that is and is not lawful for a president to grant, there is a special category of progressive mythology. Or rather a particular cast of “truth tellers,” victims, supposed whistle blowers, and popular liberal icons who spin tales for a supposedly higher good, on the premise that untruth for a cause makes it sort of true. From the details of Rigoberta Menchú’s memoir, to Tawana Brawley’s supposed rape, to the O. J. “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” myth, to the open-and-shut case...
  • INVESTIGATION: LENA DUNHAM ‘RAPED BY A REPUBLICAN’ STORY IN BESTSELLER COLLAPSES UNDER SCRUTINY

    12/04/2014 6:00:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | December 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    In her just-released memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham describes her alma mater, Oberlin College, as "a liberal arts haven in the cornfields of Ohio." After a month-long investigation that included more than a dozen interviews, a trip to the Oberlin campus, and hours spent poring through the Oberlin College archives, her description of the campus remains the only detail Breitbart News was able to verify in Dunham's story of being raped by a campus Republican named Barry.
  • Are body cameras a good idea?

    11/26/2014 7:58:10 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 39 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/25/2014 | Pauli
    I have to agree with one thing that Michael Brown's parents are asking for in the official statement they've released after the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson. Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera. Can you imagine the great footage which will be produced of people goofing up? On camera? Check this out.
  • Obama brushes off Gruber criticism

    11/16/2014 11:23:43 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    "No, I did not," Obama said. "I just heard about this, I get well briefed before I come out here. The fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters, is no reflection on the actual process that was run.” [snip] "We had a year-long debate,” Obama said. “Go look back at your stories. The one thing we can’t say is that we did not have a lengthy debate about healthcare in the United States of America, or that it was not adequately covered. Every press...
  • Justice Department Admits It Misled Court About FBI’s Secret Surveillance Program

    11/14/2014 7:23:42 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    National Journal Group ^ | November 13, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    The Justice Department acknowledged that it misled a federal Appeals Court during oral arguments last month in a case reviewing whether the government should be able to secretly conduct electronic surveillance of Americans without a warrant. In a newly unsealed letter, a Justice Department lawyer told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that it spoke erroneously when describing the disclosure restrictions placed upon the FBI's use of so-called national security letters. NSLs, as they are often referred, can compel companies to hand over communications data or financial records of certain users to authorities conducting a national security...
  • US Economic Reports Fluffed-up BS, Economy is Barely Growing, + Voters Have Finally Figured It Out

    11/13/2014 3:41:42 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    After years of being mesmerized by Obama's considerable  lying skills, Americans now blame the White House  for both lack of jobs and cooking-the-books Like James Carville once said, 'It's the economy, stupid'... presidential candidate Barack Obama was surely well-aware of this factoid when running in 2008, too. And JC was right, you know- exit polls in our recent midterm election confirmed it yet again. But this is what really makes one despise the Obama regime: instead of undertaking a good-faith effort to provide voters with what they obviously want (and were promised a long time ago) -jobs and prosperity- the neo-Bolshevik Obama crew knew well that their plans...
  • What happens when your friend’s smartphone can tell that you’re lying

    10/31/2014 8:45:14 AM PDT · by Baynative · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/31/14 | Gary Shapiro
    We are nearing a point where our smartphones will be able to recognize a face or voice, in real life or on-screen. And identification is only the most basic of the possibilities. Many app-makers are experimenting with software that can also analyze – able to determine someone’s emotions or honesty just by a few facial cues.
  • Imagine Four -- or Eight -- Years of Hillary's Duplicity (Cartoon)

    10/29/2014 8:57:35 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 10 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Michael Ramirez
    Nobody is really #ReadyforHillary, her dishonesty keeps reaching surprising new heights
  • Dr. Gil Mobley On Why The CDC Is 'Lying' About Ebola

    10/12/2014 2:28:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Physician explains his stance. Fox News: America's News HQ
  • Benghazi Survivor: White House 'LYING', 'Intentionally Misleading', and 'Covering-Up'...

    10/09/2014 3:53:02 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Seems Leon Panetta is already getting trashed by the left -of course- for attempting to come-clean and salvage his own personal legacy now that walls have come crashing-in on the serially incompetent, habitually dishonest, and always on-borrowed-time Obama regime... But his own mild truth telling (why didn't he speak up when it still mattered?) is cracking open the floodgates of reality now, and regardless of any intimidation/threats, survivors will likely now begin to speak-out more on what really happened in the 9/11 Benghazi consulate attack. The stories they tell will likely bear little in common with the contemptuous horseshit we've...
  • O’Keefe Strikes Again! Senate Campaign For Democrat Alison Grimes Admits She’s Lying To Get Elected!

    10/06/2014 10:37:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | 10/6/14 | Andrew Marcus
    James O’keefe strikes again, this time in Kentucky.O’Keefe’s undercover investigators documented systemic admissions of deceit when it comes to  Kentucky Democrat Alison Grimes’ position on the coal industry. Publicly Grimes says she disagrees with President Obama and supports coal. Privately, her entire campaign says she’s lying about that just to get elected!
  • CDC 'lying' to public about Ebola, doctor says

    10/04/2014 3:10:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 10/03/14 | Leo Hohmann
    'Perfect storm exists' yet little evidence of planning to protect homeland A Missouri physician is accusing the Centers for Disease Control of being “derelict in its duty,” saying the agency is not leveling with the public about the potential for Ebola to spread in the United States. “It’s reactionary. It’s not responsive,” he said, referring to the way the first case has been handled in Dallas, Texas.
  • (YouTube) DFU SING-ALONG: Hillary and Benghazi ("Camp Granada")

    06/18/2014 8:23:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 6-18-14 | dfu
    SING ALONG AND ENJOY MOCKING HILLARY WITH THE CLASSIC ALLAN SHERMAN TUNE
  • The whole truth: Children can tell when a teacher commits “sins of omission.”

    06/11/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT · by glorgau · 5 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | June 10, 2014 | Anne Trafton
    Children learn a great deal about the world from their own exploration, but they also rely on what adults tell them. Studies have shown that children can figure out when someone is lying to them, but cognitive scientists from MIT recently tackled a subtler question: Can children tell when adults are telling them the truth, but not the whole truth? Led by Laura Schulz, the Class of 1943 Career Development Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, the researchers found that not only can children make this distinction, but they can also compensate for incomplete information by exploring more on their own....
  • J Street: Anti-Israel, Pro-Lying

    06/06/2014 1:39:17 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/6/14 | Adam Kredo
    The liberal fringe group J Street is facing renewed questions over its purported dishonesty to journalists and editors after one of its top campus officials penned an op-ed that was so thoroughly riddled with factual errors that a leading Israeli publication was forced to delete the piece and apologize. Jacob Plitman, the president of J Street U’s National Student Board, recently attacked several pro-Israel groups in an editorial published by the Times of Israel (TOI). However, TOI editors quickly removed the piece after at least four major factual errors were discovered, according to an explanation of the incident provided to...
  • Pamela Anderson recalls gang-rape during high school: ‘I just wanted off this earth’

    05/20/2014 8:22:05 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former “Baywatch” beauty Pamela Anderson said she was gang-raped by seven boys in high school — including her then-boyfriend — and was also subjected to sexual molestation by a babysitter between the ages of 6 and 10. Ms. Anderson, speaking during the launch of her Pamela Anderson Foundation, said she was raped, too, at the age of 12 by a 25-year-old, NBC News reported. “My first boyfriend in grade nine decided it would be funny to gang-rape me, with six of his friends,” she said, NBC reported, citing a transcript of her speech that was posted on her foundation’s website....
  • Obama Lie That Was So Bad WAPO Said,‘On Just About Every Level,This Claim is Ridiculous

    05/09/2014 6:06:51 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 9, 2014 | Fred Lucas
    Original Title:The Obama Lie That Was So Bad the Washington Post Said, ‘On Just About Every Level, This Claim is Ridiculous’ President Barack Obama earned “four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post Fact Checker, the highest ranking for a political lie, for asserting that Republicans filibustered 500 pieces of legislation, an exaggeration of nearly five times the reality. Obama spoke at a fundraising event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Los Angeles Wednesday, and made the charge against Republican lawmakers. “Here’s what’s more disconcerting; their willingness to say no to everything — the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered...
  • Rep. Gowdy:CIA director Morell wasn't telling the truth about no political pressure in Benghazi

    05/07/2014 12:25:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    cnn ^ | May 7th, 2014 02:36 PM ET | Jack Tapper
    Former acting Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell testified before the House Intelligence Committee last month, saying the Benghazi CIA station chief e-mailed three possibilities for what had motivated the 2012 attack:... Morell also denied any kind of cover-up or political influence ... "...why you took out the word terrorist and put in the word extremist, why you sanitized and washed out all the criticism of the State Department, why you changed the word attack to demonstration," said Gowdy. "Every single change that Mike Morell made was calculated to cast the administration in a more favorable light."
  • 11 signs someone is lying to you

    05/02/2014 3:45:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 39 replies
    Yahoo/Business Insider ^ | 5-2-14 | By Vivian Giang and Jacquelyn Smith
    Are you bad at spotting a lie? New research by Dr. Leanne ten Brinke, a forensic psychologist at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and her collaborators, suggests that our instincts for judging liars are actually fairly strong — but our conscious minds sometimes fail us. Luckily, there are signs we can look for when trying to detect a lie. Dr. Lillian Glass, a behavioral analyst and body language expert who has worked with the FBI on unmasking signals of deception, says when trying to figure out if someone is lying, you first need to...
  • Poll: Most Americans believe Obama lies on important issues

    04/17/2014 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/2014 | CHARLES HOSKINSON
    How much do Americans trust President Obama? Not much, according to a Fox News poll. Sixty-one percent of respondents in the poll released Thursday said Obama lies at least some of the time on important issues. An additional 20 percent said he lies every now and then. Only 15 percent believe the president is completely truthful. Predictably, Republicans were more likely to believe Obama is a liar, with 85 percent saying he lies some or most of the time. Thirty-one percent of Democrats said the president is always truthful. What's interesting is that independents were slightly more likely to believe...
  • President Pinocchios' Nose Is Growing Longer and Longer

    04/16/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama and the Democrats have been peddling some whoppers lately about women in the workforce and Obamacare that are patently untrue, or based on questionable, exaggerated data. Obama and his party are betting they can get away with such falsehoods because the news media swallows them whole, regurgitating their charges as facts. Washington's ultra-liberal press corps rarely digs into the veracity of his claims. The first is the White House's election year claims that average working women are paid a great deal less than men, often for the same amount of work. Here's what Obama said...
  • BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings

    04/09/2014 2:24:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 308 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/9/14 | Katie Pavlich
    New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote.
  • Lawmakers: CIA #2 Lied to Us About Benghazi

    02/20/2014 4:15:22 PM PST · by mojito · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/20/2014 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Two leading Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence say that Michael Morell, former deputy director and twice acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, provided an account of his role on Benghazi that was often highly misleading and at times deliberately false. “I went back and reviewed some of his testimony the other day and he’s gotten himself in a real box,” says Senator Saxby Chambliss, the highest-ranking Republican on the committee. “It’s really strange. I’ve always thought Mike was a straight-up guy, gave us good briefings—factual, straightforward. I mean, this has really been strange the last few...
  • IRS hearings: ‘This scandal is not over. The lying has not stopped.’

    02/07/2014 9:52:52 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/7/2014 | John Hayward
    Cleta Mitchell, attorney for an assortment of Tea Party groups that received very special attention from Barack Obama’s politicized Internal Revenue Service, lowered the boom on what she described as a “sham, non-existent” Justice Department investigation of the scandal during House Ways and Means Committee hearings on Thursday: “I want to make three primary points here today,” said Mitchell. ”First, the IRS scandal is real. It’s not pretend, it’s real. Number two, the IRS scandal is not just a bone-headed bunch of bureaucrats in some remote office contrary to what the President of the United States told the American People...
  • The Poison of Postmodern Lying

    01/30/2014 5:07:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore -- a reflection of the relativism that infects our entire culture. Postmodernism (the cultural fad "after modernism") went well beyond questioning norms and rules. It attacked the very idea of having any rules at all. Postmodernist relativists claimed that things like "truth" were mere fictions to preserve elite privilege. Unfortunately, bad ideas like that have a habit of poisoning an entire society...
  • Wendy Davis’ Media Fail

    01/31/2014 12:41:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | January 31, 2014 | David Mann
    I’ll concede here at the beginning that I’ve never worked on a political campaign. Nor do I have any experience in media relations, publicity, political communication or whatever else flacks do. I don’t know the nuances of trying to defuse controversy with a speech. But I have covered many political campaigns in Texas the past decade, so I know what it looks like when a campaign handles the press well. And the Wendy Davis operation is about the worst at media relations that I’ve ever seen. Her team’s mismanagement of the press is damaging her candidacy. The foul-ups began as...
  • Obama to lie in minutes.....(vanity)

    01/17/2014 7:55:54 AM PST · by Doogle · 41 replies
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  • Court Weighs Police Role in Coercing Confessions[NY]

    01/15/2014 10:48:52 AM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 14 Jan 2014 | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
    New York State’s highest court heard arguments in two murder cases on Tuesday that plumbed the question of how far the police can go in lying to suspects during interrogations — even to the point of telling suspects a dead victim is still alive, but might survive if they confess to precise details of the crime. The question being considered by the Court of Appeals focused on when a police officer’s lies in an interview room cross a line and become coercion. It is a question that has gained attention in legal circles recently, as more false convictions based on...
  • Hillary Fired For “Lying, Unethical Behavior” on Watergate Committee

    01/14/2014 10:08:43 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 66 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | January 12, 2014 | Robert Gehl
    Hillary Clinton might have a pretty hefty scandal brewing. It turns when she was an attorney working on the Watergate investigation, she was fired by her supervisor for “lying, unethical behavior.” Jerry Zeifman, who said he is a lifelong Democrat, was a supervisor for 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. When the investigation was complete, Zeifman said he fired Hillary and refused to give her a recommendation. “Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of...
  • Report confirms government effort to alter coal job loss estimates(Obama fired company for refusing)

    01/08/2014 6:14:20 PM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 30, 2013 | Phillip Swarts
    The Obama administration tried to edit a report on new coal regulations to lower analysts’ estimates of serious job losses, an official investigation has found, backing up reports that the Interior Department pressured a private contractor to change information in order to make the data more acceptable. The Associated Press and Fox News reported in 2011 that a company claimed the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement asked it to change variables in a calculation that showed new environmental regulations would lead to large job losses. The company and its subcontractors initially estimated that 7,000 jobs could be lost...
  • So Many Intolerable Lies - Even the U.S. Marines have been corrupted

    01/06/2014 4:38:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2014 | Jed Babbin
    Two events last week — one an announcement by the Marine Corps, the other speeches at the inauguration of New York City's new mayor — illustrated vividly how President Obama and his media cohort have so narrowed the boundaries of political speech that we no longer believe we can challenge outright lies.. [snip] ..What Obama said about America in that speech was a lie, what Rev. Lucas and Harry Belafonte said in the de Blasio inauguration were lies, and what the Marines did in renewing their diminution of physical standards for combat arms was the renewal of a broken promise....
  • The Official Barack Obama Lie Decoder

    12/29/2013 10:57:33 AM PST · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-29-13 | DrJohn
    Likely you have noticed. You hear Barack Obama say something today and it just doesn't seem to be what you remember him saying originally. It seems very different. To assist liberals in understanding what Barack Obama means when he says something I have compiled an Obama Bullsh*t Decoder that should be of great aid. “If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it”                                  No you can't. "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"                                           No you can't. Obamacare will save you "about $2,500 per year."                                            No it won't “The NSA is not abusing its power”                                                                        Yes it is. If you...
  • Obama: I Have Confidence That The NSA Is Not Spying On Americans Or Snooping Around

    12/20/2013 3:08:07 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 37 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 12-20-2013
    Obama presser on his view of NSA spying (Watch video at link)
  • Obama’s Half-Brother to Set the Record ‘Straight’...'A Lot of That Stuff Barack Wrote Is Wrong’

    12/20/2013 10:04:05 AM PST · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Blaze ^ | Dec. 19, 2013 4:45pm | curated by Jason Howerton
    HONG KONG (AP) — President Barack Obama’s half brother is publishing an autobiography that details the domestic abuse that served as the theme for his earlier semiautobiographical novel, which featured an abusive parent patterned on their late father. In fact, Mark Obama Ndesandjo says he wants to “set the record straight” about some of the lies President Obama included in his bestselling 1995 memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” Ndesandjo also recounts his sporadic but intense encounters with his brother over the years in “Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery.” The self-published book is to be released in February. In “Dreams From...
  • White House delayed enacting rules ahead of 2012 election to avoid controversy

    12/14/2013 9:59:19 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 14, 2013 | Juliet Eilperin
    The White House systematically delayed enacting a series of rules on the environment, worker safety and health care to prevent them from becoming points of contention before the 2012 election, according to documents and interviews with current and former administration officials. Some agency officials were instructed to hold off submitting proposals to the White House for up to a year to ensure that they would not be issued before voters went to the polls, the current and former officials said. The delays meant that rules were postponed or never issued. The stalled regulations included crucial elements of the Affordable Care...
  • Republican Author of Patriot Act Seeks Prosecution of Obama's Intelligence Director

    12/08/2013 10:19:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8 | Mike Shedlock
    Obama's National Intelligence Director, James Clapper, blatantly lied to Congress last Spring when in response to a question stated the NSA does not "not wittingly" collect information on Americans in bulk. The lie was revealed thanks to American hero and true patriot, Edward Snowden. Proven a liar, Clapper now freely admits he gave the "least untruthful" answer he could without revealing classified information. The Hill reports Patriot Act author says "Obama’s intel czar should be prosecuted" Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the original author of the Patriot Act, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be prosecuted for lying to...
  • Waitress in anti-gay receipt dispute issuing refunds to donors [If Obama had a gay daughter]

    12/07/2013 3:21:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 6, 2013 | Chuck Ross
    The New Jersey waitress who received thousands of dollars in donations after claiming to receive an anti-gay message from a patron may be refunding the money. Dayna Morales, 22, received national attention after she said that a family she was serving at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater wrote a disturbing note on their credit card receipt which read, “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I don’t agree with your lifestyle & how you live your life”. Outraged, Morales sent an email and a picture of the receipt, which showed that the family of four — a husband, wife and...
  • What Do You Think About PolitiFact’s ‘Lie of the Year’ Contenders?

    12/02/2013 3:16:49 PM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/2/13 | Erica Ritz
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact.com is holding its annual “lie of the year” contest in which the site’s editors and reporters will choose between 10 finalists for the biggest political whopper of 2013.
  • Who's lying? Benghazi witnesses vs. State Dept. Narratives clash amid new report of 'unarmed,

    11/28/2013 3:06:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/28/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – None of the security officers inside the U.S. compound were armed during the Sept. 11, 2012, attack and one was barefoot while another two were “riding around in a Land Cruiser,” according to the witness testimony given to a U.S. House panel. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee, disclosed the details in an interview with Fox News earlier this week. Unreported by Fox News is that the witness testimony of unarmed personnel directly contradicts the narrative in the extensive report released by the State Department-sponsored Accountability Review Board, or ARB. The ARB report...
  • Harry Reid’s Nuclear Hypocrisy

    11/21/2013 10:40:56 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/21/2013 | Roger Pilon
    Harry Reid is set to “go nuclear.” He wants to end the filibuster as it applies to appellate court nominations — not by a two-thirds vote of the Senate, as Senate rules require, but by a simple majority. And given the short memories now in evidence, he may just succeed. On Monday, for the third time in less than a month, Senate Republicans filibustered an Obama nominee to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. That’s the court that’s checked the president more than once, as when it said he couldn’t make “recess appointments” when the Senate wasn’t in...
  • Obama needs his friends back ["cost-shifting inevitable"]

    11/14/2013 1:54:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2013 | E. J. Dionne, Jr.
    ".......The very purpose of insurance reform is to create a broad market in which the less healthy will be able to get coverage at affordable prices. This made a certain amount of cost-shifting inevitable, a truth captured succinctly by the New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn, one of the nation’s premier health policy writers:“You can’t fix health insurance without changing health insurance.”...............A detailed comparison of two Pew surveys — one conducted in December that found Obama with a 55 percent approval rating(with 39 percent disapproving)and the more recent survey with the 12-point approval deficit — shows that, while he has lost support...
  • House Republicans back new constitutional challenge to ObamaCare

    11/12/2013 12:39:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 12, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Forty House Republicans filed a brief last week in support of a legal challenge against ObamaCare that argues the law imposes billions of dollars in new taxes but did not originate in the House, as tax bills must under the Constitution. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) spearheaded the effort by filing a "friend of the court" brief on Friday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC circuit. That brief argued that ObamaCare violated the Origination Clause of the Constitution, which holds that all bills for raising revenue "shall originate in the House." The brief recounted how ObamaCare was ultimately...
  • ACA stats include expanded enrollee tally

    11/12/2013 12:36:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The Obama administration will count individuals who have selected a healthcare plan but not yet sent in their first payment when releasing a count of enrollees in the new healthcare exchanges, an administration official told The Washington Post on Monday. That decision should boost what are still expected to be a paltry number of early enrollees in the embattled ObamaCare plans. “In the data that will be released this week, ‘enrollment’ will measure people who have filled out an application and selected a qualified health plan in the marketplace,” the official told the paper. The distinction is an important one,...
  • Spreading 'Scandal-Free Administration' Ignorance

    11/06/2013 7:01:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The latest and greatest Obama scandal is the disastrous Obamacare rollout, but it has something in common with all the others (besides Obama knew nothing). Some journalists are still brazenly trying to deny -- against all evidence -- that this scandal has any substance at all. The same people who freaked out over President Bush's one sentence in one State of the Union speech that Saddam Hussein sought uranium in Africa are now making excuses for Obama saying everywhere, endlessly, "If you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from...