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  • More Opened Eyes to the I-word

    07/27/2014 12:56:11 AM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 55 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook Page ^ | 7/27/2014 | Sarah Palin
    A new CNN poll reveals that one in three Americans agree with my call for President Obama’s impeachment. That’s a huge number – especially considering how misconstrued the issue is when relying on media to explain impeachment. Let’s go around the media filters and acknowledge this ourselves: many Americans haven’t heard what impeachable offenses really are; but when they do, more citizens will rise up to hold their government accountable. On the heels of this new poll, The Hill reports that the Obama White House is now taking talk of impeachment very seriously. They can’t poo-poo this as liberal followers...
  • FLASHBACK: Vladimir Putin's tough guy act just a 'shtick' says Barack Obama

    07/20/2014 9:37:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that Vladimir Putin's bored, tough guy act was just a 'shtick' designed to boost his domestic political image. Obama and his Russian counterpart have become known for stilted photo ops during bilateral meetings at various global summits, in which they stare straight ahead and share little warmth or sympathetic body language.
  • Palin: Obama's America an 'Unfunded Charity' for Illegals to Overrun

    07/19/2014 5:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused President Barack Obama of knowingly allowing turning American into an "unfunded charity" for illegal immigrants to invade and overrun. Referring to Obama as "the DREAMweaver," Palin said when Congress declined to pass amnesty legislation, Obama "waved his magic wand" and enacted his own. "And that created the current crisis as illegals are pouring in to collect what he illegally promised them," Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado. "If Obama won't obey the law and secure the borders, it's not immigration, it's invasion." Nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children have flooded...
  • Sarah Palin On Obama's Executive Actions: 'We Don't Do Kings'

    07/19/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2014 | Pam Key
    <p>Saturday in Denver at the Western Conservative Summit, former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) made the argument for impeaching President Barack Obama, saying, "No serious person can deny President Obama has violated the constitution."</p>
  • Obama: Republicans won't win another presidency without a move to center

    07/03/2014 6:02:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    President Obama on Wednesday predicted the Republican Party would have to "move back to the center" if it ever wanted to win another presidential election. During an interview with "Marketplace" radio show, Obama defended his recent effort to sidestep Congress on a number of issues this year in the face of inaction. He said Republicans are unable to carry out "basic functions of government,” pointing to the failure to pass immigration reform and the government shutdown last year. "I don't think this is a permanent state of affairs,” he said. “I think over time the Republican Party will move back...
  • OBAMA TELLS GOP TO ‘SUE ME,’ CONTINUES TO FLAUNT EXECUTIVE ORDERS

    07/01/2014 6:55:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 42 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | July 01, 2014 | Ashley Dobson
    President Barack Obama continued his “no apologies” tour Tuesday afternoon with what is quickly becoming a familiar refrain. In a speech given near the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C., Obama asked Congress to continue funding for the Federal Highway Trust Fund before starting up the blame game. “So far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked or voted down every serious idea to strengthen the middle class—not ideas that are unique to me,” said. “This isn’t Obama Bridge. It’s Key Bridge. But the Republicans have said no to raising the minimum wage; have said no to fair pay; they’ve said...
  • Video: Are you ready for the Barack Obama workout?

    06/04/2014 3:32:59 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 33 replies
    HotAir ^ | June 4, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    To cleanse the palate. As a confirmed beta male myself, I’m no position to judge — although the eight thousand “Do you even lift, bro?” jokes on Twitter today did make me giggle. Remember back in the summer of 2008, at the zenith of Obamamania, when a German reporter claimed she watched him curl 32-kilogram, a.k.a. 70-pound, dumbbells? Either that was part of the Hopenchange hype or he’s lost a lot of mass since, so much so that this practically serves as a metaphor for how far he’s fallen. Don’t be too judge-y, though: In his defense, he’s going to...
  • Exclusive: Putin Halts All Talks With White House

    04/25/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4/25/14 | Josh Rogin
    As new U.S. sanctions against Russia loom, the Kremlin has shut down—at least for now—intensive high level communications between top U.S. and Russian officials. Since the invasion of Crimea, President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have had regular phone calls in an often half-hearted attempt to deescalate the ongoing crisis inside Ukraine. But as the U.S. and EU prepare to unveil new sanctions against Russia, Putin has decided the interactions should stop. The Kremlin has ended high-level contact with the Obama administration, according to diplomatic officials and sources close to the Russian leadership. The move signals an end to...
  • Woman Says She Knew Obama in High School as a Homosexual Druggie Foreign Student

    04/16/2014 8:11:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 214 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | November 7, 2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    Mia Marie Pope knew Obama at their Punahou high school in Honolulu, Hawaii, during the late 1970s. She knew him then by the name of Barry Soetoro. In this interview on October 31, 2013, with Reverend and Dr. James David Manning, the pastor of Atlah World Missionary in Harlem, New York, Pope says Barry “always portrayed himself as a foreign student” and “very much was within the gay community.” It was “common knowledge” that Barry “wasn’t interested in girls” but “was strictly into men.” “One of his attributes even then,” as he is now, was that Barry “was a pathological...
  • White House Warns Russia

    04/07/2014 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 7, 2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against moving "overtly or covertly" into eastern Ukraine and said there was strong evidence that pro-Russian demonstrators in the region were being paid.
  • The 7 Million Enslaved Celebration (Saturbray)

    04/05/2014 7:33:31 AM PDT · by bray · 5 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 4/5/14 | bray
    Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matt 7:15 How delicious was it for the new Abe Lincoln to do a touchdown dance celebrating the seven million slaves signing up for his healthcare plan. Never mind nobody in the room including him believed the number or the quality of the signees, he had to rub it in the face of all Americans that he won and they lost. It reminded you a bit of Hitler high fiving the 6 millionth Jew or Mao his 20 millionth dissenters, as he mugged...
  • Condoleezza Rice Takes on Obama

    03/31/2014 5:20:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 30, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice – our last competent Secretary of State – has been aggressive in criticizing President Obama’s failed foreign policy. And she has the experience and expertise to do so with authority. While nobody really expects the clueless Obama administration or most Democrats in Congress to pay Dr. Rice any heed, the Republican Party better be listening and raise its collective voice against the dangerous path that Obama is taking this country down. Dr. Rice is particularly concerned with the “vacuum” in world leadership resulting from the Obama administration’s leading from behind policies. The vacuum is...
  • The Presidential Regional Power Brackets: BHO Picks the Dark Horse

    03/30/2014 8:53:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-30-2014 | MOTUS
    I know. I expected BO to just veg out and watch hoops all weekend too. Butt as you well know, being President means never really being off the clock.No doubt driven by the revelation that there’s a new “regional power” on the block, BO decided to emerge from his man cave to make his picks in the Presidential Regional Power Brackets, which he developed himself. In the North division he selected Canada over Alaska because they’re much more polite. In the East, he took China over North Korea, although that one was hard to call, as was the Middle East,...
  • White House and Kremlin seem to have different recollections of Obama-Putin call

    03/28/2014 6:58:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 122 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 3-28-2014 | Adam Taylor
    On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama spoke on the phone. Given recent tensions over Ukraine and Crimea, dialogue seems like a good thing. However, were the two presidents really talking to each other? After reading the two official statements about the call, it sounds like they got some wires crossed or something.
  • Obama Speaks. Putin Smiles.

    03/28/2014 8:59:54 AM PDT · by No One Special · 17 replies
    Streetwise Professor ^ | March 27, 2014 | The Professor
    Obama has given two major sets of remarks about Ukraine, one set on teleprompter, the other off. Like Tolstoy’s unhappy families, each was appalling in its own way. It is hard to say which is worse. The off-teleprompter remarks were delivered at a press conference. The statement that garnered the most attention, and rightly so, was Obama’s assertion that Russia was a mere regional power that is not a threat to the US, and invaded Crimea out of weakness. Where to begin? Part of the problem is the man’s preternatural pettiness. He denigrated Russia in part because he will not,...
  • Russia sends troops, Obama administration sends a selfie

    03/28/2014 9:37:26 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/28/2014 | Carl Campanile
    Russian leader Vladmir Putin sent in troops and tanks to invade neighboring Ukraine and the Obama administration is coming to the rescue with . . . selfies! State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was mocked Thursday after posting a photo of herself on Twitter holding a sign that read #United­For­Ukraine @State­Dept­Spox.” Psaki, who has worked closely with President Obama since his 2008 campaign and is the chief communications adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, is smiling and giving a thumbs-up in the photo. But the cheerleading for beleaguered Ukraine wasn’t trending or scaring off bully Putin, said critics in the blogosphere. “Presenting...
  • The Four Roots of Obama’s Foreign Policy Catastrophes

    03/28/2014 10:38:23 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 11 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | March 28, 2014, 1:12 pm | Keith Koffler
    President Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster. He cruised along for awhile, but then the rest of the world figured him out and started taking matters into their own hands, for which the Devil has made ample use. And now, as everyone can see, we’re in deep doodoo in every corner of the globe. Here’s why: 1. Obama never cared about foreign policy The president came into office with one thing in mind: To “fundamentally transform” the United States into a a kind of Northern Cuba where he could “spread the wealth around” to the poor from the rich, the...
  • Putin's tough stance burnishes his image

    03/27/2014 8:11:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 36 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 03/27/2014 | Fred Weir
    Nina Moreyeva, a Moscow resident who lives on a pension, doesn't agree with the widespread perception in the West that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been too muscular in his actions in Ukraine. Quite the opposite. She believes Russia had the right to annex the Ukrainian territory of Crimea – even if it meant going to war with Kiev. "Crimea is deep in our history," she says. "I have never accepted that it was given to Ukraine" by former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1954. Nor is she worried about the West imposing sanctions. "Russia shouldn't be under anyone's thumb,"...
  • Condi Rice Blasts Obama on Weakness, Leadership

    03/27/2014 12:57:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/27/14 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obama’s ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world. Rice “Right now, there’s a vacuum,” she told a crowd of more than two thousand attending the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner last night in Washington, D.C. “There’s a vacuum because we’ve decided to lower our voice. We’ve decided to step back. We’ve decided that if we step back and lower our voice, others will lead, other things will fill that vacuum.” Citing Bashar...
  • Condi Rice Blasts Obama on Weakness, Leadership

    03/27/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 27, 2014 | Steven F. Hayes
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obama’s ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world.
  • Obama Makes Two Major Foreign Policy Gaffes on Europe Trip

    03/27/2014 11:53:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/27/14 | Raheem Kassam and Andre Walker
    Speaking at the press conference after the EU-US summit yesterday the US President wrongly suggested that Georgia "is not currently on a path to NATO membership". In fact the country has been on the path to membership since 2008. At the North Atlantic Council in Bucharest that year the attending Heads of State and Government agreed the following statement: "NATO welcomes Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations for membership in NATO. We agreed today that they will become members of NATO." Former Georgian Ambassador to London Giorgi Badridze, told Breitbart London: "President Obama's remarks could hardly have come at a worse time –...
  • Obama Deplores Russia’s ‘Brute Force’ in Ukraine

    03/26/2014 12:32:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    NYT ^ | March 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and PETER BAKER
    BRUSSELS — President Obama offered a sustained and forceful rejoinder against Russia on Wednesday, denouncing the “brute force” he said it has used to intimidate neighbors like Ukraine and vowing that the United States “will never waver” in standing up for its NATO allies against aggression by Moscow. In a speech meant as a capstone to his trip to Europe in the midst of an East-West confrontation with Russia, Mr. Obama addressed Moscow’s justifications for its intervention in Ukraine point by point, dismissing them as “absurd” or unmerited. He even defended the Iraq war, which he had opposed as a...
  • How Putin Bullies Obama

    03/26/2014 7:24:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    National Journal ^ | 26 Mar 2014 | Ron Fournier
    On a playground or in a bar, the most important thing to know about a bully is his motivation. What ticks him off? Who's his next victim? If it's you, how do you avoid a butt-kicking? On the world stage, Vladimir Putin is a bully – and President Obama not only seems clueless about the Russian leader's inner drive, he embraces his ambivalence. "I'm less interested in motivation," Obama said Monday in The Hague, "and more interested in the facts and the principles that not only the United States but the entire international community are looking to uphold." Taken at...
  • Obama: I'm Concerned About a Loose Nuke Being Detonated in Manhattan

    03/25/2014 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 229 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Daniel Halper
    Romney still wrong about Russia, says Obama. Speaking at a brief news conference in the Hague, President Obama said he's more worried about a loose nuke being detonated in Manhattan than he is about Russia: "With respect to Mr. Romney's assertion that Russia is our number one geopolitical foe, the truth of the matter is that America has a whole lot of challenges," said the president. "Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neigbors, not out of strength, but out weakness. "Ukraine has been a country which Russia had enormous influence for decades, since the...
  • Obama Flies to A Europe Shaken by Putin's Bold Strategy

    03/23/2014 1:33:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 122 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 23, 2014 | By Tom Curry
    resident Barack Obama flies Sunday to a Europe shaken by Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea and his threats against eastern parts of Ukraine. At a summit conference at The Hague on preventing nuclear terrorism – scheduled long before the Ukraine crisis – Obama will confer with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders. On Monday afternoon Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping of China, Russia’s neighbor and sometime rival. Putin has forced the United States and Europe to refocus on the origins of the modern transatlantic alliance -- the 1949 NATO defense partnership designed to prevent a Russian invasion...
  • Is President Obama Delusional — or Just Political?

    03/21/2014 5:35:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 20, 2014 | Bernard Goldberg
    Now that the deadline for signing up for the ironically named Affordable Care Act is upon us, it’s a good time to remember that just about everything our president has told us has been – let’s be nice and simply call it – untrue Despite his promise, not all of us who like our doctor can keep our doctor, period. And millions of us who liked our old insurance plans cannot keep them, period. I don’t know about you, but my premiums went up, not down, despite President Obama’s promises to the contrary. And what did the president learn from...
  • Four Things Obama Should Have Told Abbas

    03/21/2014 5:44:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 18, 2014 | Abraham Cooper
    On Yom Kippur, 1972, I was standing alongside a Soviet Jewish dissident outside Moscow’s lone synagogue when we were suddenly surrounded by KGB agents. Sensing my alarm, the refusenik sought to disarm my fear with some vintage Soviet humor. “In the Socialist Paradise,” he said with a nod toward the plainclothes men, “the workers make believe they worked and the State make believes they paid them.” That one-liner keeps coming to mind when trying to figure out if Secretary of State John Kerry’s tenacious and tedious struggle to create an agreed-upon “framework” for Israeli/Palestinian peace is real or just another...
  • Abbas Says Outrageous Things to Obama, No One Cares

    03/21/2014 5:45:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-20-14 | Elder of Ziyon
    Whenever Bibi Netanyahu visits the White House, every word and gesture and demeanor is micro-analyzed to find indications of friction or combativeness or discomfort. Yet earlier this week, Mahmoud Abbas visited President Obama and said some outrageous things that were roundly ignored by the media. I would also like to affirm what you have said, that we are working for a solution that is based on international legitimacy and also the borders — the 1967 borders so that the Palestinians can have their own independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital and so that we can find a fair...
  • Obama’s Increasingly Weak And Frivolous Presidency

    03/21/2014 5:53:34 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 44 replies
    No one should begrudge the President a little rest and frivolity. There is a time and a place for it. The issue for a President is picking the time and place for such things. George W. Bush refused to golf once the wars started, deciding that the appearance of the President golfing sent the wrong message. Bush was forever attacked for spending a month at his ranch every summer, despite the fact that he had the same access to the government and the world that he had in the White House. Bill Clinton took less vacation time than Bush, spending...
  • Jimmy Fallon Mocks Obama in Putin Phone Conversation

    03/21/2014 6:30:22 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Breitbart RV
    On Wednesday's "Tonight Show" on NBC, host Jimmy Fallon as Russian President Vladimir Putin took a shot at ObamaCare, sang "McCain in the Ukraine" and "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen" during a phone call sketch with a President Barack Obama impersonator. The call wrapped up with Fallon as Putin confirming nothing was accomplished...
  • Obama walks the talk on Ukraine, 'as we said we would'

    03/20/2014 1:09:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | March 20, 2014 | By Tom Cohen
    Washington (CNN) -- It must have been at least a little satisfying Thursday for President Barack Obama. He had repeatedly warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against annexing Crimea from Ukraine, threatening tougher sanctions aimed at the Russian economy. Following the Russian parliament's vote to approve the annexation, Obama made a previously unscheduled appearance before TV cameras to essentially tell Putin: I told you I'd do it. "These are all choices that the Russian government has made, choices that have been rejected by the international community, as well as the government of Ukraine," Obama said. "And because of these choices, the...
  • Putin: The Mask Comes Off, But Will Anybody Care?

    03/20/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 15, 2014 | Walter Russell Mead
    Russia appears to be deliberately fomenting more violence in Ukraine, possibly in advance of an invasion. Putin is no Hitler, but Hitler would recognize his moves. Violence is spreading throughout Ukraine on a course that looks exactly like conscious and deliberate Russian preparation for a wider war. Without telepathic powers it is impossible to know what is going on in the mind of the one man who can control developments in Ukraine, but overnight the chances of additional Russian military action against its helpless neighbor appeared to grow. On Friday in Donetsk conflict between pro-and anti-Russia groups left one man...
  • Mistral manufacturers in France hint that anti-Russian sanctions undesirable (Could Bankrupt NCNS)

    03/20/2014 9:39:27 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    The western countries' sanctions against Russia that the EU and US officials are currently discussing as part of retaliation for Crimea' accession to Russia may threaten the interests of European business companies. Officials of the French companies DCNS and STX have already voiced concern about the likely collapse of the deal to deliver Mistral-class helicopter-carriers to the Russian Federation. Paris may give up the contract for building Mistral-class amphibious assault ships for Russia as part of the western countries' economic sanctions against the Russian Federation, a move that may lay off 600 workers, engaged in the project. Le Figaro also...
  • Obama imposes new sanctions on Russian officials, signs order authorizing broader measures

    03/20/2014 8:36:11 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 74 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/20/14 | AP
    President Obama announced Thursday that he is imposing sanctions on additional senior Russian officials and others over the country's annexation of Crimea, warning that broader economic sanctions could be in store if Russia does not stand down. The president, speaking on the South Lawn of the White House, voiced concern that Russian military positioning could point to "further incursions" into southern and eastern Ukraine. He also issued an executive order giving the U.S. authority to impose sanctions on "key sectors of the Russian economy."
  • Obama’s Facebook Strategy for Ukraine

    03/20/2014 8:58:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 3-20-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s unfair to expect Obama to do anything about Ukraine when his biggest priority is convincing twenty-somethings to buy worthless health insurance policies by appearing on online comedy shows and deploying his March Madness bracket. The Obama Twitter feeds are filled with desperate pleas to buy ObamaCare; harnessing every memeworthy bit of internet detritus from cat pictures to twerking in the hopes of convincing healthy young people who don’t want health insurance to buy it anyway. On March 17th, Obama’s Twitter linked to a statement on Ukraine and then it was back to “There’s only 14 days to get coverage.”...
  • Here Come The Official Russian Counter Sanctions: Boehner, Reid, McCain Barred From Entering Russia

    03/20/2014 9:03:34 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 38 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 03/20/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Moments after Obama "escalated" against Russia with a second set of sanctions, here comes the prepared Russian statement, which bars the following US individuals from entering the Russian Federation "in relation to the US sanctions over Ukraine and Crimea." The people sanctioned via the Russian foreign ministry: •Caroline Atkinson •Daniel Pfeiffer •Benjamin Rhodes •Harry Reed (sic) •John Boehner •Robert Menendez •Mary Landrieu •John McCain •Daniel Coats The original, with Harry Reid's name misspelled: More detail from RIA: In the sanctions list of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia against the United States, including Barack Obama's aides entered Pfeiffer and...
  • Obama Snubbed on "World's Greatest Leaders" List

    03/20/2014 9:06:27 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 57 replies
    Today.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Pope Francis was named the world's greatest leader by Fortune magazine, topping a diverse list released Thursday. Fortune’s first list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders includes a Hollywood actress, a baseball superstar, a teenage education advocate and the president of a small California college. It also includes a former American president, but the current one failed to make the cut. Former President Bill Clinton ranks No. 5 on the list, selected for being a “relentless and forceful advocate” in numerous causes, but noticeably absent is one of his successors and the current leader of the free world. "President Obama...
  • Obama Authorizes Sanctions on Russia That 'Could Also Be Disruptive to the Global Economy'

    03/20/2014 9:23:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/20/14 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - After Russian officials laughed off the first round of sanctions imposed by the United States -- and amid fears that Russia may encroach further into Ukraine -- President Obama announced on Thursday that he is "now moving...to impose additional costs on Russia." Among other steps, Obama said he signed a new executive order on Thursday "that gives us the authority to impose sanctions, not just on individuals, but on key sectors of the Russian economy. This is not our preferred outcome," he said. "These sanctions would not only have a significant impact on the Russian economy but could...
  • Obama the Rodney Dangerfield of World Leaders

    03/20/2014 9:25:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Matt Towery
    It's a comparison too obvious to pass up. We all remember the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, best known for exclaiming, "I get no respect," as he tugged at his collar and bulged his eyes to a laughing audience. You know things are, as Rodney would say, "tough" if his comedy has entered a discussion of foreign policy. Over the past few weeks, columnists and commentators have struggled to comprehend President Obama's reaction to the situation in Ukraine as well as the more recent "defection" of Crimea into the Russian camp. But the truth is that no one can make any...
  • Russian mockery sanctions against Obama

    03/20/2014 9:26:38 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 20 replies
    http://nedoblog.ru/ ^ | 20 March 2014
    Our company implements the following sanctaions against US President Barak Obama and US Congress members: Barak Obama is not allowed to use toilet in our office. US Congressmen are not allowed to visit our canteen and our toilet. Barak Obama is not allowed to take bananas from the fridge. Our company implements sanctions against: - Barak Obama - John McCain - John Kerry - Catherine Ashton and Angela Merkel (sorry, dear). They cannot enter our office! SANCTIONS Barak Obama is not allowed to approach me closer than 40 meters
  • Obama to Make Statement on Ukraine [Networks Assume Worship Mode]

    03/20/2014 7:47:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 88 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/20/14
    The White House says President Barack Obama will make a statement on Ukraine before he departs Thursday for a day of events in Florida. The statement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern time on the South Lawn. The U.S. imposed sanctions earlier this week against several Russian officials for their role in the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Russia Just Warned The US That It May Play The 'Iran Card' On Ukraine

    03/19/2014 2:42:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    A senior Russian diplomat signaled a possible shift Wednesday in Russia's position on the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks amid tensions with the United States and other Western countries, according to The Associated Press. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted by the Russian news organization Interfax as saying the recent sanctions announced by the European Union and U.S. may force Russia to retaliate by altering its stance on the Iran talks. Such a move would dramatically escalate tensions between Russia and the West, which are already high amid Russia's annexation of Crimea on Tuesday. "We wouldn't like to use...
  • White House losing pastry chef Bill Yosses in June

    03/19/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    AP via Quincy Herald-Whig ^ | Mar 18, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    The executive pastry chef has given notice that he's leaving the White House in June after more than seven years of dessert-making. He plans to move to New York to teach about eating healthier, and join his husband... Yosses has said he was dubbed "The Crust Master" by President Barack Obama, who had a weakness for just about any fruit pie the chef turned out. Last Thanksgiving, for example, the Obama family and guests had their choice of six varieties of Yosses' pies - huckleberry, pecan, chocolate cream, sweet potato, banana cream or coconut cream. At Christmas, the roughly 300-pound...
  • Dem Senator on MSNBC: Russia’s “Weak” Invasion Proof of Obama’s “Strength”

    03/19/2014 6:10:00 AM PDT · by tje · 35 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | March 18, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If Russia invades Alaska, just think how weak Putin will look then. Senator Chris Murphy went to the Ukraine. Then he came back to appear on Chris Hayes’ All In on MSNBC to explain how everything is just fine. “Frankly the fact that we are here today with a very weak Russia, having the entirety of the Ukraine turn away and having engaged in a panicky reaction is partly a result of the United States’ strength on this issue, standing with the protesters,” Senator Chris Murphy said.
  • The Costs of Barack Obama’s Weakness

    03/19/2014 6:12:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/19/2014 | Scottie Hughes
    This weak excuse for a President isn’t about to “fight on the beaches”; he only fights in courtrooms defending Obamacare and on the stump excoriating wealth and success. He isn’t offering “blood, toil, tears, and sweat”; he’s only offering cheaper student loans and free birth control. He isn’t chomping on a cigar and praising his countrymen during their “finest hour”; he’s wearing mom jeans and apologizing for his countrymen to the rest of the world.
  • Border patrol agents ordered to stand down [Obama defends Ukraine's borders, but not USA's]

    03/19/2014 4:52:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/8/14 | Jeffrey Phelps
    New orders issued by the Obama administration bans engagement and forces agents to run and hide in the face of an attack by illegals crossing the porous southern US border.
  • Shooting Starts in Crimea as Putin Defends Annexation

    03/18/2014 10:18:58 AM PDT · by AU72 · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 18, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Multiple outlets are reporting that Russian troops stormed a Ukrainian military base in Simferopol, Crimea today. At this point, Reuters is reporting one Ukrainian soldier was killed; this De Welt report says the soldier was wounded. Troops stormed a Ukrainian base on the outskirts of Simferopol on Tuesday, according to a Ukrainian military spokesman. One Ukrainian officer was reported to have been wounded in the neck. There was no immediate indication of who was behind the incident, although Kyiv soon afterwards said Russia was responsible for the attack. Immediately after the incident, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said the conflict...
  • Stephens: How Obama 'Gets Things Done'

    03/18/2014 12:55:22 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/17/2014 | Bret Stephens
    Maybe Barack Obama should have given Zach Galifianakis an off-ramp, like the one he keeps trying to offer Vladimir Putin. Those were some pretty barbed lines the president unloaded on the comic actor last week in their semi-parodic "Between Two Ferns" interview. In case you're wondering why I'm writing about this—well, I am too. A Malaysian jetliner has vanished into thin air, while Russia has completed its seizure of Crimea and may yet invade other parts of Ukraine. Serious stuff, you might say. But the big story of last week as far as the president is concerned is his appearance...
  • Obama, Putin at breaking point

    03/18/2014 6:47:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 18, 2014 | Jeremy Herb,Kristina Wong
    The relationship between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have reached the breaking point over the crisis in Ukraine. Through a series of long telephone conversations, Obama and Putin have talked extensively behind the scenes about the fate of Crimea, with the United States repeatedly warning Russia against a grab for territory.
  • Obama Is Making Sure Putin Understands That Exorbitant Price Putin Will Pay

    03/17/2014 10:12:52 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Goole PLus ^ | March 15, 2013