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  • Beto O'Rourke 'Vanity Fair' profile mocked for stories about ex-girlfriends; 'mythical experience'

    03/14/2019 6:10:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/2019 | Liam Quinn
    Beto O'Rourke 'Vanity Fair' profile mocked for stories about ex-girlfriends, bookshelves and his 'near-mythical experience Beto O’Rourke is officially in the 2020 presidential race, but early polling suggests his Vanity Fair profile isn’t going over well. O’Rourke, who announced to his supporters Thursday morning he was tossing his hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination, was the star of a fawning, 8,600-word opus published by the prestigious magazine on Wednesday. The wide-ranging interview is the cover story of the latest edition of the magazine, with the 46-year-old boldly declaring he was "just born to do this". The Vanity Fair...
  • Sen. Kamala Harris nears decision on 2020 presidential bid

    12/02/2018 1:16:12 PM PST · by Drew68 · 82 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/01/18 | Genie Gratto
    Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California announced on Saturday that she will make a decision about whether she will launch a presidential bid in 2020 by the end of this year. “It’s a very serious decision,” Harris told “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski during an onstage conversation at the Know Your Value conference in San Francisco. “Over the holiday, I will make that decision with my family.” Harris, whose husband joined her in the audience, said she is keenly aware of the challenges a barrier-breaking campaign will entail. “Let’s be honest. It’s going to be ugly,” Harris said. “When you...
  • Half of air traffic controller job offers go to people with no aviation experience

    07/31/2014 7:50:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jon Hilkevitch
    More than half of the latest batch of air-traffic controller job offers nationwide went to people with no aviation experience as part of a program designed to expand hiring among the general public, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. About 22,500 people without an aviation background initially applied. Of those, 837 were offered jobs. The remainder of the roughly 1,600 new controller slots went to more traditional applicants, including military veterans with aviation experience and accredited aviation school graduates. The hiring breakdown marks a major shift in FAA recruitment strategy, which is now geared toward trying to keep ahead of...
  • Who's the Clown in Charge? Another Million Jobs Killed by Dems and Obama

    02/20/2014 9:16:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    Remember: We actually pay people to report on stuff like this. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), while not exactly non-partisan, doesn’t always see eye to eye with either party in D.C. Yes, sometimes the effects of proposed Democrat economic policies are so obvious that even the CBO is forced to agree with Republicans. The CBO just reported that the Democrats plan to raise the minimum wage would cost between 500,00 to a million jobs. Initially. No. Duh. At least that many jobs; really, probably more. “The CBO analysts said their estimate of employment losses was approximate,” says Fox News. “They...
  • FAA seeks new air traffic controllers—no experience needed

    02/19/2014 1:38:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | Feb 13, 2014 8:53 PM EST | Tanita Gaither
    If you’re looking for a new career in the exciting field of aviation, the Federal Aviation Administration is now taking applications to for new air traffic controllers. The requirements for the position do not include, however, previous air traffic controller or aviation experience. The job previously sought those with military or prior aviation experience. […] The current job listing requires only United States citizenship, security clearance, a physical, fluency in English, three years of responsible work experience or a bachelor’s degree. The applicants must able to attend the FAA training academy prior to their 31st birthday and willing to locate...
  • The Jarrett File - What we know about Obama’s secretive adviser

    11/20/2013 1:26:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2013 | Andrew Stiles
    "..................Jarrett’s official job description is “somewhat vague,” Becker writes, noting that at least part of her role is to serve as “chief liaison to the business community, state and local governments, and the professional left,” but her influence is undeniable. She commands a staff of nearly three dozen and has a hand in decisions ranging from the invitation list to state dinners and what gifts to give foreign leaders, to who should be nominated to the Supreme Court, appointed to a vacant ambassadorship, or awarded the President Medal of Freedom. When Warren Buffett visits to the White House for lunch,...
  • Why Obama chose woman with no CIA experience for No. 2 CIA job

    06/14/2013 3:16:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 14, 2013 | By Jennifer Skalka Tulumello
    Avril Haines will be the first woman to be second in command at the CIA, but critics point not to her gender but her lack of CIA experience. Her choice suggests Obama wants a close ally. Plucking from a collection of high-powered female lawyers serving the White House, President Obama has nominated Avril Haines as the next deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency. One former senior CIA official tells the Monitor that her nomination has prompted surprise among his former colleagues, not due to Haines’s gender, of course, but because she is a relative unknown in the community. He...
  • Anna Wintour: Republicans cool to idea of Vogue editor as UK ambassador

    12/07/2012 11:38:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:13PM GMT 07 Dec 2012 | Jon Swaine and Raf Sanchez
    Republicans have attacked President Barack Obama’s consideration of Anna Wintour as America's next ambassador to Britain, with some claiming that the party’s Senators would move to block her appointment. Obama is believed to have placed Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, on a shortlist of candidates to replace Louis Susman, who this week confirmed he was stepping down as US envoy to the Court of St. James. Conservative critics described the potential appointment of Wintour, whose only political experience is raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Obama’s re-election campaign, as “ludicrous” and “a non-starter”. …
  • White House urging Congress to act on deficit

    11/21/2011 2:34:31 PM PST · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    Google ^ | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to make a statement to reporters Monday after the deficit-cutting supercommittee announced that it had failed to reach an agreement.
  • Herman Cain on Why He Supported Mitt Romney for President in 2008

    05/07/2011 11:03:19 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 135 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 5, 2011
    Watch the video clip from this week's debate.
  • President Rubio

    04/24/2011 3:41:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    Self | April 24, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    President Rubio.The more I think about it, the more sense it makes.
  • Instant view: Obama team to probe oil market manipulation (What a Laughable Deflection)

    04/21/2011 1:19:52 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 81 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/21/11
    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the U.S. attorney general was assembling a team to root out any fraud and manipulation in the oil markets that might be contributing to higher U.S. gasoline prices. Earlier, the Justice Department announced the working group, which will include representatives from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Reserve Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Justice and Treasury. Rising fuel costs have raised concerns about the strain on the economic recovery, with U.S. gasoline prices now averaging over $3.80...
  • Allen West not ruling out VP bid: 'I'm always willing to serve my country'

    02/25/2011 1:22:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2011 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is not closing the door to being considered for the vice presidential spot, despite only having served in Congress for less than three months. Speculation over West was sparked Friday when former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), who is considering a presidential bid, said that a number of Florida GOP politicians would do well as vice president, including West. When asked about Gingrich's comments by WPTV-TV, West asked, "He said that?" "I have to pray about it and I have to clear it with my wife and two daughters," he added. "I never thought that...
  • Elena Kagan Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Begin Today – Video

    06/28/2010 5:06:34 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 28, 2010 | Brian
    Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings for President Obama’s nominee, Elena Kagan, begin today at the Capitol (video). Kagan has been working with White House lawyers for weeks to prepare for the hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kagan’s refusal to allow military recruiters at the Harvard Law School when she was Dean there is likely to be a central flash point during the hearings. Kagan has a radical ideology and would, no doubt, push a far-Left agenda from the bench. Let’s hope Republicans don’t make her confirmation easy, but rather use these hearings to show just how radical she has been,...
  • Obama Picks Anti-Military Loon Elena Kagan For Supreme Court

    05/10/2010 3:14:01 PM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies · 692+ views
    Gateway pundit ^ | May 10, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Obama picked an anti-military loon to sit on the Supreme Court today. Elena Kagan expelled military recruiters from the Harvard campus in defiance of The Solomon Act. Her case was rejected by even the most liberal justices of the Supreme Court. Of course, the fact that Obama would nominate some radical with such poor judgement to the Supreme Court surprises no one. Leftwing activist Kagan protests the military. This photo shows Dean Elena Kagan protesting against the military at a LAMBDA-sponsored rally at Harvard in 2004. (HL Record) Kagan told fellow protesters at the rally: “I’m very opposed to two...
  • Obama's court pick to be shaped by his experience

    05/12/2009 1:53:16 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 15 replies · 474+ views
    Breitbart ^ | May 12, 2009 | BEN FELLER, AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants a Supreme Court nominee who is not only schooled in the law but passionate about how it affects people's lives, a scholar willing to decide a case from the heart when the constitutional answer is elusive. In many ways, he is in pursuit of someone like himself.
  • 'That guy ain't s***': President Obama's memoirs turn the air blue

    02/09/2009 10:42:46 AM PST · by AnnaZ · 40 replies · 2,743+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09th February 2009
    'That guy ain't s***': President Obama's memoirs turn the air blue By Mail Foreign Service Last updated at 5:57 PM on 09th February 2009 Comments (1) An audio clip of Barack Obama repeatedly swearing has proved to be an internet hit. The President turns the air blue in a series of excerpts from the audiobook of his memoir, Dreams Oof My Father. Quoting a friend from high school, Mr Obama delivers phrases such as ‘You know that guy ain’t s***. Sorry-ass m**********r ain’t got nothin’ on me’.The clips have been remixed with a dancetrack which has taken the internet by...
  • Hillary Clinton puts her experience first

    12/25/2007 3:02:59 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 61 replies · 355+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Dec 25, 2007 | Patrick Healy
    As first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton jawboned the president of Uzbekistan to leave his car and shake hands with people. She argued with the Czech prime minister about democracy. She cajoled Catholic and Protestant women to talk to one another in Northern Ireland. She traveled to 79 countries in total, little of it leisure; one meeting with mutilated Rwandan refugees so unsettled her that she threw up afterward. But during those two terms in the White House, Clinton did not hold a security clearance. She did not attend National Security Council meetings. She was not given a copy of the...
  • Bill Clinton: Don't focus on horse race (at the expense of policy and experience. ... BARF Alert!)

    12/04/2007 3:35:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 34+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/07 | Philip Elliott - ap
    KEENE, N.H. - (AP) — Bill Clinton said Tuesday the public would benefit from more attention to the records of the presidential candidates — like his wife's — and less to daily skirmishes that "won't amount to a hill of beans." The former president, known as a keen strategist himself, lamented that the campaign has become too much about the horse race at the expense of policy and experience. "Sixty-seven percent of the coverage is pure politics," he said, citing a study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism. "That stuff has a half-life of about 15 seconds. It won't...
  • Clinton says economy needs experience ["There is one job we can't afford on-the-job training for...]

    11/19/2007 9:52:29 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 73+ views
    Clinton says economy needs experience By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer 12 minutes ago The economy needs help and fast, Hillary Rodham Clinton declared Monday, claiming the experience for the job and saying the nation can't afford to break in a newcomer. In speech excerpts provided by the Clinton campaign, the New York senator suggested Democratic rival Barack Obama and other candidates lack the experience necessary to address the nation's fiscal challenges. "There is one job we can't afford on-the-job training for — our next president. That could be the costliest job training in history," Clinton said. "Every day spent...