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  • Ignoring Obama, Iran upgrades its nuclear-capable Emad missile

    02/10/2016 5:00:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2016, 2:10 PM | Ari Yashar
    In open defiance of recent US sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan on late Tuesday told local media that Tehran will soon be rolling out an upgrade of its nuclear-capable medium-range Emad missiles. The "next generation of Emad with improved precision" will be unveiled in the next Iranian year which starts on March 20, Dehghan said as cited by the semi-official Fars News Agency. Emad is said to have a 1,700 kilometer range, putting Israel and much of eastern Europe squarely in its sights. [...] In light of an Iranian Emad test on October 10,...
  • 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...
  • Obama Sired America's Discontent

    01/17/2016 8:36:12 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 17 Jan, 2016 | Salena Zito
    Commuters driving Pittsburgh's old Lincoln Highway alignment last week caught the last glimpse of the pillars of steam from the Shenango coke plant on Neville Island. Nearly 60 years after the furnace started producing coke for the once-booming steel industry that personified America's strength and work ethic, it is closing - affecting 173 union and non-union employees - as yet another business that made things ends its run. Days later, Pittsburgh-based Koppers, which converts steel-production waste into carbon-based chemicals for aluminum, vinyl and wood preservatives, announced that 52 employees would lose their jobs when it shuts its Clairton plant this...
  • Obama's failings among reasons for Trump's rise

    01/13/2016 4:04:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 1/13/16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Three truths fuel Donald Trump. One, Barack Obama is the Dr. Frankenstein of the supposed Trump monster. If a charismatic, Ivy League-educated, landmark president who entered office with unprecedented goodwill and both houses of Congress on his side could manage to wreck the Democratic Party while turning off 52 percent of the country, then many voters feel that a billionaire New York dealmaker could hardly do worse.
  • JEB BUSH MAKES WORST CAMPAIGN VIDEO IN HISTORY

    01/12/2016 11:19:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/12/16 | Emily Zanotti
    There was a time in my life when I was a campaign communications consultant, responsible for helping political campaigns come up with new and intriguing ways to engage voters using digital media. There is a reason I don't do it anymore, and that reason is, because no matter how many times I or any of my colleages explained that most Republican consultants had the pop culture knowledge of 80 year old men and couldn't find a connection to Millennials if they were accosted by an entire room of Urban Outfitters employees, they still produced things like this. Though, in fairness,...
  • Obama: Hey, Sorry I've Been Completely Out of Touch on This Terrorism Thing

    12/21/2015 12:39:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week The New York Times caused controversy after deleting an entire section out of a story revealing President Obama wasn't aware of the growing terrorism concern in America because he wasn't watching enough cable television. "In his meeting with the columnists, Mr. Obama indicated that he did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and made clear that he plans to step up his public arguments." Obama needs more cable news in his media diet? Revealing comment in a private meeting with newspaper columnists... pic.twitter.com/iUHz6Ey38g— Brian Stelter...
  • HuffPo Chronicles "11 Blackest Moments in the Obama Presidency"

    11/19/2015 8:40:27 AM PST · by rightistight · 26 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/19/15 | Aurelius
    The Huffington Post is out with a new article, which chronicles the "11 blackest moments" of the Obama Presidency. The article is aptly titled, "The 11 Blackest Moments In The Obama Presidency," with a subhead of "Thanks, Obama!" The article is not written ironically. According to the article's author, Zeba Blay, "Obama has always been in a precarious position where his blackness has been at various times a political hindrance." There there have been numerous times when "his blackness shines through." Among the "blackest" moments of President Obama's time in office, according to Blay: When President Obama made this face!...
  • Checkmate: Obama's Syrian Disaster

    10/10/2015 11:39:17 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10 Oct 15 | Joseph V. Micallef
    The Syrian Civil War is entering a third and potentially very dangerous phase in its continuing evolution. It began as a purely domestic crisis, became steadily internationalized as other countries intervened, and it now risks becoming a full blown Russian-American cold war proxy conflict. This is a conflict that could turn hot very quickly given the proximity of American and Russian military forces in the same theater of operations. The civil war started as an Arab Spring sparked revolt by elements in the Syrian military, under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, against the Assad government. There has been...
  • Cotton: Senate Fails To Keep Iran From Getting Nukes

    09/10/2015 1:44:29 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/10/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Tom Cotton is blasting Senate Democrats from failing to block the Iran nuclear deal. I am deeply disappointed by Senate Democrats' decision to block a vote on the Iran nuclear deal. I proposed an amendment to Corker-Cardin that would have guaranteed a vote, but it was rejected by Democrats because their goal all along was to deny Congress any vote or say on this deal. That's one reason why I ultimately voted against Corker-Cardin," reads Cotton's statement to the press. Political fealty to President Obamas hoped-for legacy in foreign affairs means this dangerous deal will likely move forward, despite...
  • AP Exclusive: UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

    08/19/2015 2:04:26 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 19, 2015 4:42 PM EDT | GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA (AP) Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.
  • EPA spill: 'We looked at the river and we cried'

    08/11/2015 3:19:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | August 11, 2015 | Dana Ford and Ed Payne
    From his backyard in Durango, Colorado, Tom Bartles can see the Animas River, which was stained an unnatural orange. The Environmental Protection Agency accidentally released millions of gallons of pollutants into the water last week, turning the typically blue water to the color of mustard. "Everybody in town knew it was coming. It was hard to wake up in the morning and see an orange river," Bartles, 52, told CNN. "Many of the locals in this region are probably going to experience a certain level of mourning." [Snip] Officials said they believe the spill carried metals, mainly iron, zinc and...
  • Fiasco: U.S.-trained rebels in Syria are unaccounted for, may have been killed or deserted

    08/07/2015 6:12:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 6, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Late-breaking news this afternoon from the tip of the smart-power spear: CNN JUST IN: Remaining U.S. trained rebels in Syria are unaccounted for. May have fled, or been killed; whereabouts unknown.
  • Sheriff Clarke: "Everything Obama Touches Tends to Turn to Crap".

    07/19/2015 8:05:08 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/18/2015 | Trent Baker
    Sheriff Clarke: Everything Obama Touches Tends to Turn to Crap" by Trent Baker18 Jul 2015147 Speaking on Saturdays broadcast of the Fox News Channels Justice with Judge Jeanine regarding the shooting in Chattanooga, TN, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) said that the United States needs a national strategy to deal with the home-grown terrorist threat. He also brought up that President Obama actually gutted the Department of Defense 1033 Program, which would have given the local law enforcement the military supplies to aid during a terrorist attack. Clarke used Obamas mistake of gutting of the 1033 Program as an...
  • The Impending Collision of Obamas Failures

    06/23/2015 4:44:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: Tony Perkins, President Of The Family Research Council, co-athored this column.Like two speeding trains heading toward the same collapsed bridge, the dangers and failures of Barack Obamas foreign, economic, and social policies are heading rapidly toward implosion. Our vital security interests, our economic well-being, our religious liberties, and the very fabric of American family life are all at grave risk of becoming casualties of the extreme ideological agenda and simple incompetence of the current Administration. First, with respect to foreign policy: Watching the spread of ISIS throughout the Middle East is like watching the growth of a cancer....
  • Brian Williams Bungles Apology Tour: I Was Not Trying To Mislead People

    06/19/2015 6:54:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | 6-19-2015 | John Nolte
    In a lengthy interview with his NBC colleague Matt Lauer, disgraced (and former) NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams blamed his ego for a litany of lies told over many years to NBC News viewers and others. I was not trying to mislead people, he said. (snip) Williams made two big mistakes here in what was probably his last chance at a second chance. First, he refused to admit that he lied and lied and lied and lied. His claim that he didnt try to deliberately mislead people is simply preposterous. His real-time whoppers from Katrina (witnessing suicides that...
  • San Francisco's Homeless Policies Have Been a $1.5 Billion Failure

    06/18/2015 3:27:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu, Jun 18, 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    A major new report from the nonprofit Coalition on Homelessness investigates how criminalizing homelessness in San Francisco has only exacerbated the crisis. Much like Americas War on Drugs, the citys crackdown on homelessness has been a costly failure, leaving in its wake people who feel victimized by the very system thats supposed to help them. The reports title, Punishing the Poorest, neatly sums up city policy. Since 1981, San Francisco has passed more local measures to criminalize sleeping, sitting, or panhandling in public spaces than any other city in California, the report states. In fact, San Francisco has 23 state...
  • This Longtime IHOP Owner Sold His 16 Restaurants Because of Obamacare

    03/22/2015 7:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 22, 2015 | Rob Bluey
    Four years ago, my reporting on Obamacare brought me to the city of Terre Haute, Ind. Located near the Illinois border, about an hours drive from Indianapolis, the city of 60,000 residents reminded me of the area where I grew up near Utica, N.Y. It was a brisk March morning, nearly a year after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, and I had trekked to the Midwest with a camera crew to meet Scott Womack, owner of about a dozen IHOP restaurants in Indiana and Ohio. Womacks testimony before Congress earlier in 2011 caught my attention and I wanted...
  • Obamas Legacy of Failure

    03/12/2015 8:50:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/15 | Alan Caruba
    As Obamas term of office recedes with every passing day, know that his transformation of America into a socialist state will end in failure Is it too soon to begin to sum up President Obamas legacy? Possibly, but after six years we know enough to draw some conclusions. There is much to protest on any given day Obama sits in the Oval Office with all its powers at his disposal. The Constitution granted the executive branch considerable power, particularly in the conduct of foreign affairs but the Founders also created a system to offset the office when it comes to...
  • Dershowitz: Obama Set to Make 'Dreadful Mistake' With Iran

    02/08/2015 4:28:01 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 45 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/6/2015 | Courtney Coren
    President Barack Obama is about to make a "dreadful mistake" by cutting a deal with Iran on its nuclear program without approval from Congress, which not only puts the United States in danger but the whole world, renowned legal expert Alan Dershowitz tells Newsmax TV. "This is a very serious crisis about separation of powers the president mistakenly believes that the executive has the authority to make this deal with Iran without any input from Congress," Dershowitz, professor emeritus from Harvard Law School, told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Friday. "He's wrong constitutionally, he's wrong historically, he's wrong...
  • The Most Disappointing Travel Destinations on Earth

    12/07/2014 10:59:06 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 332 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 07, 2014 | Fox News
    <p>Weve all built up a trip in our minds, only to find its not remotely like the brochures.</p> <p>1. Los Angeles: The whole city is a lie</p> <p>LA was one of the biggest let-downs for holiday-makers.</p> <p>Travelers expecting Hollywood glitz and glamour were shocked to find what they called a run-down, dangerous and dirty urban sprawl.</p>
  • Democrats Suffer Most Midterm Losses Ever Under Obama

    12/07/2014 6:25:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 07 Dec 2014 06:58 PM | Greg Richter
    When Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her re-election runoff on Saturday it put Barack Obama in the record books as the two-term president with the most midterm losses for his party. The record previously was held by Harry Truman. Trumans Democratic Party lost 74 seats in 1946 and 1950, while under Obama the Democrats have lost a total of 75 seats in 2010 and 2014. He could lose one more if Republican Martha McSally beats Democratic Rep. Ron Barber in Arizona in an election recount, Breitbart News reports. McSally is currently ahead by only 200 votes.
  • Top Democrat (Schumer) sets off intraparty fury after saying Obamacare passage was a mistake

    11/26/2014 4:14:13 PM PST · by shove_it · 46 replies
    Fusion ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Sen. Chuck Schumers (D-New York) comments on Wednesday about Democrats misguided focus on health care in President Barack Obamas first term prompted backlash from top Democrats and left-leaning groups, who accused him of being politically craven. At a speech before the National Press Club in Washington on Tuesday, Schumer said Democrats made a mistake by entering into a fight over health care after they passed the 2009 economic stimulus. His reasoning: Democrats were targeting the uninsured, a population that he said makes up only about 5 percent of registered voters. Only about one-third of the uninsured, he said, are registered...
  • Where's the czar? Ebola raises management questions

    10/30/2014 11:22:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | 10/30/2014 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible? Ron Klain has barely been seen, and a week before midterm elections, Obama is pressing to dispel criticism that the government can't manage the Ebola crisis. The White House's behind-the-scenes coordination of the Ebola response is being severely tested, while the Pentagon and states like New York and New Jersey take public steps that are far firmer than federal guidelines. That's creating the appearance of a crazy quilt of Ebola measures. "The CDC is behind on this," New...
  • Video: SNL mocks entire Obama tenure in Ebola skit

    10/27/2014 7:19:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/27/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    TPM captured the video of this weekend’s Saturday Night Live cold open, and it will probably come as a surprise to many readers for the reasons I’ll detail below. Their Obama impersonator, Jay Pharoah, was featured doing a fake presser on C-SPAN where he introduced Ebola czar Ron Klain, who took questions about his qualifications for the job. Rather than trying to scatter the smack talk across both parties, this was pretty much a mockery of Barack Obama’s entire second term, with the fake President himself doing the mocking. “Some people want to criticize the way our administration has...
  • Poll: Most Americans label Obama presidency a failure

    10/07/2014 4:38:18 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/6/2014 | John Merline
    In another sign of President Obama's deteriorating public support, more than half of Americans now say that he is failing as president, the latest IBD/TIPP poll finds. The poll, which ended Friday, found that 53% characterize Obama's presidency as a failure vs. 41% who rate it a success. Just 6% say that they aren't sure. Obama's standing among independents is even worse, with 58% calling his presidency is a failure. Half of those who live in states that voted for Obama say that his presidency is failing.
  • Victory is not an option in Obama's war strategy

    10/07/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 2 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 10/6 | peter lucas
    It is not President Barack Obama's fault that the media, and hence the public, did not understand what he meant when he said he had "decimated" the core leadership of al-Qaida. That misunderstanding grew when it was revealed that the Osama bin Laden-less leadership of al-Qaida was still alive and had moved into Syria, morphing into what is now known as the Khorasan Group within ISIS -- the Islamist State in Iraq and Syria
  • Kirsten Powers: "It Is Safe To Say Obama Has Been A Huge Disappointment"

    10/03/2014 8:47:18 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 3, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    HUGH HEWITT, HOST: Kirsten, as a Democrat and as a veteran of the Clinton administration, would you rank for me from most competent to least competent the three Democrats: Obama, Clinton and Carter. Who was the worst of those three on competence issues? KIRSTEN POWERS: Clinton was the most competent, obviously. And then, I don't -- you know, Carter, I was a child, so I didn't live through that. So I don't know if I have as much as a sense of that and I also have a little affection for him because of his human rights work... It is...
  • I was told attendance was optional. And that wed be marked on the curve.

    10/02/2014 5:53:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-2-2014 | MOTUS
    I see where everyone is getting all wee-weed up about Big Guy missing 60% of his daily intelligence briefings what gives? It hasnt been August for over a month now. Anyway, it sounds like much ado about nothing, right? I mean, just because he missed the meeting that discussed the double-agent status of Anwar al-Awlakibefore ordering his whacking-by-drone doesnt mean that Awlaki didnt deserve to be whacked. (Sorry about the collateral damage butt you know, you have to break a few eggs)And besides, just because Barry skips 60% of the briefings doesnt mean that he misses anything important: You...
  • Obama understands neither war nor Islam

    09/14/2014 11:58:58 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 23 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 14, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Winston Churchill understood both.Instead of "blood, toil, tears and sweat,"Obama offersa coalition of unwilling nations whichreject our basic valuesof freedom. He intends toarm and train "moderate" Islamistswho not onlyreject our basicvaluesbut are likely to help the Islamic State and its various cohorts and permutations.Islam is as Islamists doIs Islam the "religion of peace? Here's a video of a debate held nearly three years ago in New York City. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFvklPpGZtA] Video linkWhile arguing that Islam is now peaceful, the debaters so arguing also argued that they hoped it would become so. One even urged those watching the debate to vote...
  • New WaPo/ABC News poll: Majority thinks Obama is failing at just about everything

    09/09/2014 3:22:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/14 | Robert Laurie
    Ugly news for the President and his party... Here we go. As we get closer to November, were going to see more and more polling and - at least so far - most of it is looking pretty ugly for Democrats. Todays numbers come to us from a new Washington Post / ABCNews poll. For the most part, its chock full of bad news for the Dems. However, the GOP shouldnt be in celebratory mode just yet. First up, we have the Presidents terrible approval ratings. As you can see, the numbers are dismal.
  • The Obama era is over. The presidency continues.

    09/02/2014 6:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    A listless summer is the clearest sign that Obama has lost the clout needed to move his agenda. Just in time for the season's final barbecue, President Obama last week backed off his promise (threat?) to "do something" about immigration reform by the end of the summer if Congress failed to send him a bill addressing the issue. He needs more time, we're told. It's a dumb and uneventful conclusion to a dumb, uneventful summer in Washington politics. Obama's promise to rewrite America's immigration law through a mixture of executive fiat and a kind of officious neglect may have been...
  • Obama Demonstrates Fear, not Courage

    08/26/2014 3:04:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/26/2014 | Doris O'Brien
    Challenging times call for extraordinary courage. But at the risk of sounding indelicate, the only cojones associated with President Obama are the ones lined up on the putting green, where his frequent appearances have given rise to a new meaning of the term stay the course. Youd think the so-called leader of the free world would at least sound courageous. But at recent press conferences, Mr. President has sauntered in, often late, leaned nonchalantly on the podium, and delivered a lackluster lecture in a tone of voice more peremptory than somber. His record for ambiguity and dullness reached a nadir...
  • Obamas America Is September 10th America

    08/22/2014 12:21:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Obamas America Is September 10th America By Andrew C. McCarthy August 22, 2014 Our barbaric jihadist enemies the ones President Obama repeatedly assured us he had decimated and put on the path to defeat are now stronger than ever. Not stronger than they have been in years, or decades stronger than ever. They have seized a country-size swath of territory (and growing). They have just beheaded an American journalist which is the sort of thing they do as a matter of routine but has obviously, and finally, gotten our attention. Not to worry, though: The Obama...
  • It's 3 am. The phone is ringing. Obama won't answer. He can't.

    08/12/2014 1:11:35 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 26 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-12-14 | DrJohn
    <p>He's been called aloof. He's been called detached. He's been said to dither. They were all correct. Now you can add paralyzed to that list. His worst nightmare (and ours, BTW) has arrived. ISIS is marching across Iraq. Despite their inhuman atrocities, Obama cannot call them the enemy. He's not interested in defeating them and the Washington Post says Obama lacks a coherent strategy. ISIS needs to be pulverized, but Obama is nowhere to be found.</p>
  • Iraqi Officials Say US Aid Drops to Dying Yazidis Exploding Uselessly on Impact

    08/11/2014 7:21:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/11/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This comes from a UK journalist embedded with the Iraqi military. I wouldn’t treat it as final. Some other reports really raise questions about the 70% number and even the quotes in his own account don’t lead me to believe that such a huge number have died.But it’s safe to say that quite a few are dead. Mount Sinjar stinks of death. The few Yazidis who have managed to escape its clutches can tell you why. “Dogs were eating the bodies of the dead,” said Haji Khedev Haydev, 65, who ran through the lines of Islamic State jihadists surrounding it.On...
  • John Bolton: The World's Descending Into Chaos Under Obama

    08/06/2014 1:27:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | August 6,2014 | Bradford Thomas
    On Fox Business Wednesday, former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton declared that under the presidents ineffective leadership, the worlds descending into chaos and if America continues to pull back internationally, "you're going to have anarchy increasing." Speaking with host Stuart Varney, Bolton first discussed Vladimir Putins hostile strategy in Ukraine and Europe, including increasing the number of Russian troops at the border and conducting cyber-warfare against several European countriesaggressive tactics to which Bolton saw no end in sight. Varney then transitioned to the recent WSJ/NBC poll that presents damning numbers about the American peoples opinion of President Obamas...
  • Worse Than They Thought: House Confirms HALF Of All Obamacare Applications Flawed

    06/08/2014 6:37:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04 June 2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    At least 4 million Obamacare sign-ups have flawed applications out of the 8 million total applications, according to a report released Wednesday by House Republicans. The Energy and Commerce Committee documents double the claims made in an Associated Press report released earlier on Wednesday, which found that according to a May 8 federal slideshow, 2.1 million Obamacare applications had inconsistencies in income, immigration and citizenship data. (RELATED: Obamacare Data Flaws Jeopardize Coverage For 1 in 4 Sign-ups) Federal Obamacare contractor Serco compiled a chart for the committee which displays over 4 million application discrepancies by May 27. The inconsistencies include...
  • Bungling Bergdahl

    06/05/2014 2:20:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Rich Galen
    I have spent a good deal of time considering how to approach this column. We know about the "fog of war" when first reports of action are typically incorrect because of the confusion borne of people shooting at each other.There is also the "fog of five years" when memories that might have been, contemporaneously, crystal clear have become fogged with retelling, hearing others retelling, or just plain forgetting certain parts and innocently filling in the blanks.Finally, there is the Galen/Gore Gallop wherein if we tell a story long enough we think it actually happened, even if we made it up...
  • 7 Ways Obama Failed to Lead During the Bin Laden Raid

    05/28/2014 12:44:01 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 25 replies
    With her memoir, Hard Choices set to be released in the coming weeks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her publishing company have provided an excerpt in which she claims President Obamas actions during the Bin Laden raid were as crisp and courageous a display of leadership that she had ever seen. Here are 7 reasons that Obamas leadership during the raid was neither crisp or courageous...
  • 5 Times the Obama Admin Leaked Crucial National Security Information

    05/27/2014 5:48:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, President Barack Obama traveled to Afghanistan to do a photo op with the troops amid fallout from the burgeoning Veterans Administration scandal. Announcing his visit, the White House promptly released a list of guests, including the name of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan. That officer is responsible for intelligence and drone warfare. The information was sent to over 6,000 email addresses. Oops. This is not the first time the Obama administration has compromised national security with leaks, either purposeful or inadvertent. SEAL Team Six. After the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the Obama administration steadfastly refused to...
  • Federal health-care subsidies may be too high or too low for more than 1 million Americans

    05/16/2014 4:54:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2014 | By Amy Goldstein and Sandhya Somashekhar
    The government may be paying incorrect subsidies to more than 1 million Americans for their health plans in the new federal insurance marketplace and has been unable so far to fix the errors, according to internal documents and three people familiar with the situation. The problem means that potentially hundreds of thousands of people are receiving bigger subsidies than they deserve. They are part of a large group of Americans who listed incomes on their insurance applications that differ significantly either too low or too high from those on file with the Internal Revenue Service, documents show. So...
  • Boko Haram: Hillary's Bad Choices

    05/09/2014 11:57:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    Was Hillary Clinton not merely a mediocre secretary of state but something much worse? Although Mrs. Clinton has spent the last few days huffing and puffing about the fate, likely unthinkable, of the more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, an Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorist organization, Mrs. Clinton didnt do anything about Boko Haram when she had a chance. While Secretary Clinton, who made empowering women and girls a chief goal of her tenure, repeatedly was begged to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization, thus allowing the U.S. to take certain actions against the group, she reportedly fought...
  • Kathleen Sebelius' Reign Of Error

    04/14/2014 9:05:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Health Overhaul: The midwife of ObamaCare exits stage left, leaving behind wreckage that once was the finest health care system in the world, less affordable health insurance and patients unable to find doctors and hospitals. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services referred to in the increasingly un-Affordable Care Act's iconic use of the phrase "the Secretary shall determine," which appears in ObamaCare's guiding document no fewer than 1,005 times has determined that it's time to go. Or rather it's been determined for her by a White House in whose parallel universe ObamaCare's current alleged enrollment...
  • Yet Another Obama-Funded Electric Car Company Goes Belly Up

    04/10/2014 8:42:23 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Duane Lester
    Worst. Venture capitalist. Ever: -snip- My mistake. Hes not a venture capitalist. They use their own money. Hes just a typical Marxist. No idea about business but freely wastes everyone elses money.
  • Worried Obama begs donors, 'Do you still have my back?'

    03/13/2014 9:27:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/13/14 | Paul Bedard
    Once carried like a conquering hero, President Obama is now pleading with donors for help to push his agenda, having to convince them that his record is something that should wow them. "Do you still have my back?" Obama asks in a new letter to donors and contributors. "You should be proud of what we have been able to accomplish together," he argues. "Can I count on you?" The president's note is to those who supported him in the past. "I would not be here today without you. You have been an essential partner in everything we have accomplished." The...
  • Poll: Two-thirds of Israeli Jews don't trust Kerry on security

    03/12/2014 5:46:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-11-14 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Sixty-six percent of Israeli Jews and 53% of Israeli Arabs do not trust US Secretary of State John Kerry to take the countrys security into account in the American negotiating framework agreement he intends to reveal next month. This according to the monthly Peace Index poll sponsored by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, which was published on Tuesday. Thirty-one percent of Israeli Jews and 32% of Arab Israelis do trust Kerry to take into account Israels security. Among Israelis who consider themselves left-wing, the number was 79%, but among right-wingers it was only 19%. Sixty-one percent of...
  • Even Obama seems to be losing faith in Obamacare

    03/07/2014 10:17:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Newman - The Exchange
    If youd like the government to change something about Obamacare, give the White House a ring. Theyre in a flexible mood. President Obama this week approved yet another delay to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, giving insurers until 2016 to sell a type of insurance policy thats supposed to be banned under the health-reform law. The ban, which was supposed to begin this year, would prevent insurers from selling bare-bones plans that might be affordable but dont abide by 10 essential service rules required under the new law. When insurers began canceling such coverage last year, however, several million...
  • MSNBC tries to put up a cool map of Ukraine, fails miserably, doesnt know basic geography

    03/02/2014 4:51:50 PM PST · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 3/2 | riddle
  • Boehner, A Proven Failure at Leadership: With Just 28 GOP Votes, House Agrees to Raise Debt Limit

    02/11/2014 4:06:08 PM PST · by bestintxas · 102 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/11/*14
    The House of Representatives, by a narrow margin, on Tuesday passed clean legislation raising the government's borrowing authority for one year in order to avoid a default that was looming at the end of this month. By a vote of 221-201, the House passed the bill, adhering to President Barack Obama's demand that it have no unrelated conditions attached. With House passage, the bill now goes to the Senate, where debate could begin on Wednesday. Only 28 of the House's 232 Republicans voted for the measure, leaving Democrats to provide most of the votes for passage. Republican Speaker John Boehner...
  • Why I'm Getting Sick of Defending Obamacare

    02/11/2014 7:23:09 AM PST · by upchuck · 72 replies
    National Journal ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    It's getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act. The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists, and nave columnists like me came Monday from the White House, which announced yet another delay in the Obamacare implementation. For the second time in a year, certain businesses were given more time before being forced to offer health insurance to most of their full-time workers. Employers with 50 to 99 workers were given until 2016 to comply, two years longer than required by law. During a yearlong grace period, larger companies will be required to insure fewer employees...