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  • Obama commutes sentence of FALN member Oscar López Rivera (Puerto Rican)

    01/17/2017 8:21:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 17, 2017 | John Sexton
    The commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence is getting all the attention today but President Obama also commuted the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, a former Chicago community organizer turned FALN terrorist who was convicted of “seditious conspiracy” in 1981. López Rivera is considered a political prisoner by many on the left but a domestic terrorist by many on the right. Mother Jones described his background in a 2014 plea for his release: In 1981, López was charged with armed robbery, possession of an unregistered firearm, and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, allegedly as part of a larger plot to...
  • Obama's Legacy

    01/17/2017 7:44:43 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 12 replies
    January 16, 2017 | self
    This list was sent to me. I thought the list and the timing were such I had to share with my fellow FReepers: 1. First President to be photographed smoking a joint. 2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. 3. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. 4. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States. 5. First President to violate the War Powers Act. 6. First President to be held in contempt of...
  • Obama commutes 55-year sentence of controversial mastermind of '70s Puerto Rican terror group

    01/17/2017 6:05:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | January 17, 2017
    The last imprisoned member of the Puerto Rican independence group that terrorized New York in the 1970s will be a free man in May — 20 years ahead of schedule. President Obama granted a commutation Tuesday to FALN mastermind Oscar López Rivera, who’s served 35 years of his 55-year sentence
  • White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

    01/17/2017 5:58:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 8:10 PM EST | Josh Lederman and Ben Fox
    The White House said Tuesday that the Guantánamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled. Administration officials had long insisted that the president was continuing to work toward closing the facility even when it became obvious that it would no longer be possible for practical reasons before President-elect Donald Trump takes office Friday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that the administration determined it wouldn’t happen when they realized they did not have enough time left to comply with the 30-day deadline...
  • Obama scores the worst legislative record in history

    01/17/2017 5:49:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama oversaw the deepest legislative malaise in modern political history, according to the Washington Times Legislative Index, which captures his struggles to find ways to work with a Congress that ranged from lukewarm to openly hostile toward him. Over the course of his eight years, he has signed just 1,227 bills into law — less, even, than one-term Presidents Carter and George H.W. Bush. Digging deeper into the numbers, Congress spent less time in session, handled less business on the chamber floors and generally sputtered for much of Mr. Obama’s tenure, according to The Times’ index. Blame for the...
  • Lifelong Woodmont Country Club member resigns over Obama golf controversy

    01/17/2017 5:41:49 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/16/17 | Julie Zauzmer
    The mayor of a tony Maryland suburb resigned from a prominent golf club on Monday because the club might not welcome President Obama as a member. Jeffrey Slavin, the mayor of the Montgomery County town of Somerset, wrote in an email that he would not remain a member of Woodmont Country Club because of a recent fevered debate about whether Obama could join. Some members of the historically Jewish club have said they would not welcome Obama, who has played there four times during his presidency, because of his recent decision not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution criticizing...
  • Obama staff packing up, heading out ahead of Trump's arrival

    01/17/2017 2:48:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 5:25 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, with their spouses and young kids in tow. When it’s their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss. There’s a mass exodus underway this week at the White House, as Obama and his staff pack up their offices and turn in their BlackBerrys. Some joined Obama’s team right out of college and this is the end of the only professional experience they’ve ever known. […] As White House press...
  • Obama gives another $500 million to Green Climate Fund

    01/17/2017 12:47:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | JOHN SICILIANO
    The Obama administration approved another $500 million contribution for a United Nations' climate fund on Tuesday, a move that is expected to infuriate Republicans who have sought to stop the payments.~SNIP~Environmental groups applauded the contribution and warned the incoming Trump administration not to reverse the U.S.'s obligations to support the fund.~SNIP~"The incoming Trump administration and Congress must not play politics with the moral and legal obligation of the U.S. to provide assistance through the Green Climate Fund for those whose lives and livelihoods are today being devastated by climate change," said Friends of the Earth.
  • Team Obama keeps laying new land mines for Trump

    01/17/2017 11:56:12 AM PST · by TBP · 11 replies
    For all President Obama’s claims to want a smooth transition to the new administration, his people have been laying plenty of land mines for Team Trump. Some are plainly Obama’s doing, from that anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution to slamming the door on Cuban refugees. But the nastier ones — the Justice Department inspector general probe of FBI chief Jim Comey’s announcements on the Clinton email investigation, and the leak about that “Russian dossier” — have more deniability. The Cuba move may be the most ironic, given fears on the left that Trump would close the door on refugees. Yet...
  • The Seven Most Undercovered Obama Scandals

    01/17/2017 10:23:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    News Busters ^ | 01/17/2017 | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn-in yet but the liberal media has obsessed almost over every Trump tweet and controversy. Conversely, Barack Obama’s administration has been full of scandals and gaffes but liberal reporters have insisted that his record is clean as a whistle.  Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, after Obama’s January 10 farewell speech gushed: “He’s been scandal free, frankly, in the White House. We haven’t had that what for a while.” Time magazine’s Joe Klein, back in December declared there has been “absolutely no hint of scandal” during his eight years. And in 2013 reporters...
  • Obama rushes to fill dozens of federal jobs before leaving office

    01/17/2017 5:34:36 AM PST · by akalinin · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17 2017 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama rushed to fill nearly 100 federal government vacancies during a frenzy of appointments in his final few weeks in office. Since the new year, Obama has named 72 people to federal job openings and nominated another 17 for positions requiring Senate confirmation, according to CBS reporter Mark Knoller.
  • Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America Under The Guise Of ‘Civics’

    01/17/2017 9:46:30 AM PST · by doug from upland · 49 replies
    federalist ^ | 1-17-17 | Joy Pullman
    Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America Under The Guise Of ‘Civics’ The New Civics sweeping colleges and K-12 teaches that citizenship means looking for grievances, then agitating for bigger government to address them. Joy Pullmann By Joy Pullmann January 16, 2017 U.S. civics education, if it exists at all, is being transformed into a political machine to push left-wing causes, undermine American government, and incite civil unrest, finds a 525-page report from the National Association of Scholars. The “New Civics” uses attractive, bipartisan-sounding words like “civics” and “service learning” to trick Americans and their representatives into allowing progressive...
  • DOT 'Guidance' for Airline Flight Crews: 'A Bearded Male Passenger With a Tan Complexion Boards'[tr]

    01/17/2017 9:12:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 17, 2017 | 8:43 AM EST | Susan Jones
    A week before President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office, the U.S. Transportation Department issued new “guidance” for airline flight crews on how to avoid discriminating against Muslim and Sikh passengers. DOT said it recognizes the very important and difficult job of the airlines to provide a safe and secure travel environment. “At the same time, it is important that this function be carried out in a non-discriminatory manner.” The guidance says airline personnel must not be swayed by a passenger’s appearance alone: “In other words, airline personnel should ask themselves, but for the passenger’s perceived race, color, national...
  • PUTIN-OBAMA MEMES

    01/17/2017 7:15:19 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 19 replies
    Satire Wire ^ | 12/1/2016 | Not Indicated
    After doing his part to swing the U.S. election for Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been enjoying his discussions with President Barack Obama. (Humor, which we need daily :>)
  • Restoring justice

    01/17/2017 6:40:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Robert Knight
    Restoring justice When Sen. Sessions takes the reins, justice can return to the Justice Department By Robert Knight - - Sunday, January 15, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Eric Holder and Loretta E. Lynch have been perhaps the most flagrant partisans ever to hold the office of attorney general. Year after year, they rubber stamped whatever the Obama administration wanted to do, legally or otherwise. So it was an eye-roller when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, announced Thursday why he was going to vote against fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination for U.S. attorney general: “I am not confident in Sen....
  • Schools offer ‘safe spaces’ to combat ‘toxic masculinity’

    01/17/2017 6:07:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 16, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Several universities are taking advantage of the new year to renew their efforts against “toxic masculinity,” with some schools hosting events that will “construct new futures for masculinities.” At the University of Oregon, for instance, students are invited to attend a “healthy masculinities conference” where they will “engage in collective imagining to construct new futures for masculinities, unrestricted by power, privilege, and oppression.”
  • 10 Killed, 29 Wounded In MLK Day Weekend Shootings [Chicago]

    01/17/2017 6:10:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | January 17, 2017 | Staff
    At least 39 people have been shot across Chicago over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, leaving 10 dead. The latest killing happened at 11:36 a.m. Monday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, where a vehicle pulled up to 24-year-old Allante Elmore on a porch near his home in the 4800 block of West Hubbard, and shot him repeatedly, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died.
  • The Stress of Victimhood Denial

    01/17/2017 6:33:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-17-2017 | MOTUS
    Thank goodness for our federal government, they can fix anything: The Department of State held workshops for agency employees struggling with the emotional stress of the Trump Transition in December, the Washington Free Beacon reports. – DC You can’t blame them, their poor employees had barely recovered from Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) when along comes this even more virulent strain, Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), that nearly every employee at State fell prey to. I’m sure they had plenty of diaper pins, Play Doh, coloring books and counselors on hand in their safe space to prevent staffers from doing harm to...
  • The Left Is Thoroughly Bamboozled

    01/17/2017 5:28:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    As Inauguration Day approaches, the leftist media, the Democrats, and the moonbats that make up the nation's academic class are well and truly melting, as surely as the wicked witch of the Wizard of Oz melted when Dorothy tossed some water on her. So thoroughly, deeply convinced of their own superiority in all things political, legal, cultural, gender, and all branches of learning that they have created their own parallel universe in which Trump could not possibly have won, everyone loves Obama and Obamacare, the economy is booming, unemployment is low, humans are destroying the planet with global warming, global...
  • Disregard all those farewells; Obama isn't really leaving

    01/17/2017 6:03:42 AM PST · by browniexyz · 38 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | January 17, 2017 | Andrew Malcolm
    Donald Trump will give his closely-watched Inaugural address this week. It will be a great one. Trust him. Fantastic even. Possibly beyond belief. Because he’s a great speech-giver. Everyone knows that. He does too. But before then, Barack Obama – remember him? – gave a farewell address to Americans, many of whom have stopped paying attention to a lame duck and all his goodbyes. Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/opinion/article126909469.html#storylink=cpy
  • “Statistical Evidence Not Required” (Heather MacDonald on DOJ and Chicago Police)

    01/17/2017 4:44:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    city-journal.org ^ | Heather MacDonald
    The most important statement in the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department has nothing to do with police behavior. Released on Friday, the report found the Chicago police guilty of a “pattern or practice” of unconstitutional force. But it turns out that the Justice Department has no standard for what constitutes a “pattern or practice” (the phrase comes from a 1994 federal statute) of unconstitutional police conduct. “Statistical evidence is not required” for a “pattern or practice” finding, the DOJ lawyers announce, citing unrelated court precedent. Nor is there “a specific number of incidents” required to constitute...
  • Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba

    01/17/2017 3:15:42 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2017 | By Dave Boyer
    The Obama administration signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba Monday that doesn’t call for the return of U.S. fugitives, including former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who is wanted for killing a New Jersey police officer. The pact was signed by Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the de facto U.S. ambassador in Havana, and the Cuban Interior minister Julio César Gandarilla. It covers a broad range of law-enforcement topics, such as counternarcotics operations. Also present at the signing was White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who played a key role in forging Mr. Obama’s policy of restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba in...
  • North Korea to Obama: Focus on moving, not human rights record

    01/17/2017 2:32:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | January 17, 2017 | Euan McKirdy
    North Korea to Obama: Focus on moving, not human rights record Euan McKirdy January 17, 2017 (CNN)North Korea has said President Barack Obama should concentrate on packing rather than focusing on the reclusive nation's human rights record. State-owned North Korean press agency KCNA slammed additional sanctions filed by the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), calling the move a "hostile policy" and the "last-ditch efforts" of an administration "whose days are numbered."
  • 3 DAYS!!!!!! (UNDER 80 HOURS!)

    01/17/2017 1:46:02 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 103 replies
    1/17/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 3 days, 7 hours, 22 minutes, 13 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing prancing pusillanimous embarrassing lawless defiling vote-faking unctuous careless warmongering hypocritical sniveling whining overreaching disreputable sulking treacherous squandering odious disgusting backstabbing election-corrupting robbery-inclined formulaic plundering indolent callous violence-agitating motherless-punk puerile intruding sickening wicked sullen wretched venal psychopathic grifting peculiar furious (and fast) gratuitously-opining lame-duck faithless charlatan spying-for-enemies shallow fake irrational mumbling imbecile dejected slothful acrimonious demanding trivial putz juvenile delinquent odiferous malicious reptilian detestable conniving Marxism-loving peevish America-surrendering sly villainous undignified shameful touchy unwelcome exhausting abominable indecisive moronical stomach-turning depressed meddling corrupt predatory impoverishing personal-history-concealing dangerous...
  • Obama: Iran deal makes the world safer

    01/17/2017 12:33:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 01/17/17 06:04 | Elad Benari
    Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday praised the nuclear deal between Iran and Western powers, a year after it went into effect, claiming it “made the world safer”. In a statement, Obama claimed the challenges the U.S. faces today would be much worse without the nuclear agreement. He said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “has achieved significant, concrete results in making the United States and the world a safer place”, according to The Hill. Obama stressed that Iran’s nuclear program “faces strict limitations and is subject to the most intrusive inspection and verification program ever negotiated to...
  • Obama's Early Writing on Chicago was Eerily Prophetic

    01/16/2017 8:59:47 PM PST · by PBRCat · 27 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | January 9, 2017 | Ben Joravsky
    I re-read Barack Obama's autobiography. I revisited the book to help me think through Obama's relationship with Chicago, and what his departure means for our since he's not coming back here. I found a lot of reminders that as much as Chicago loves to claim Obama as its own, he was never really ours. Obama settled in Chicago by happenstance. He wanted to be a community organizer and he couldn't find a job anywhere else. He arrived in 1985 at the age of 24. He'd already lived in New York, California, Hawaii, and Indonesia. The son of a man from...
  • Kerry says it's inappropriate for Trump to step into German politics

    01/16/2017 7:57:42 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2017 | By Lesley Wroughton and Andrew Roche
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday it was "inappropriate" for Donald Trump to brand German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy "a catastrophic mistake". "I thought frankly it was inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other countries in a quite direct manner," Kerry told CNN's Christiane Amanpour during a one-day visit to London in the last week of the Obama administration. "He will have to speak to that. As of Friday, he is responsible for that relationship." Trump, who will be sworn in as president on Friday, had said...
  • Obama golfed 333 times, most since Ike

    01/16/2017 5:16:37 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | January 15, 2017 | By Paul Bedard
    President Obama earned his title as "golfer in chief" over eight years, becoming the first duffer who spent the most time on the greens since former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. CBS White House reporter Mark Knoller, who keeps an accurate database on presidential movements and actions, said Obama has golfed 333 times during his eight years, the last few outings in Hawaii during the first family's Christmas vacation last month.
  • President Obama ditching frigid DC to head to sunny Palm Springs after inauguration

    01/16/2017 2:53:24 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 102 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 16, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    President Obama ditching frigid DC to head to sunny Palm Springs after inauguration while moving vans are spotted outside his new $4.3m home President Obama will fly to Palm Springs on Friday with his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia There is a good chance that the Obamas could be staying at the home of Michael Smith and James Costos, where they have stayed in the past Once the vacation is over, the Obamas will return to the 8,200-square-foot-home they have leased in DC for the next two years On Monday afternoon, moving vans were spotted outside the Obama's...
  • An Execrable Coup—An Exhilarating Counter-Coup

    01/16/2017 11:15:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/17 | Joan Swirsky
    What an exhilarating counter-coup! In 2009, America experienced a genuine coup d’état, exquisitely formulated and flawlessly executed after decades of planning by the socialists, communists, and jihadists among us who loathe America and have wished for nothing less than transforming our great country into a mecca of far-left, anti-American policies, punctuated by preposterous liberal constructs like political correctness and multiculturalism, and ultimately subservient to Sharia law. As strange, indeed mind-bending, as this seems, remember that anything that is alien to American values and promises to undermine America’s passion for freedom and strength is considered a good thing and heartily embraced...
  • Stuffing the Bureaucracy at the 11th Hour

    01/16/2017 9:38:31 AM PST · by spintreebob · 13 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | January 5, 2017 | Dan Cadman
    On December 31, the Washington Post published: "Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20". this violates an agreement reached between the incoming and outgoing administrations on November 20. It also quotes anonymous sources as confirming that the outgoing administration agreed especially to halt last-minute Senior Executive Service (SES) appointments, but did not necessarily agree to provide a list to the incomers that would make it easier to spot violations of the agreement. SES appointments are the top of the federal bureaucracy's hierarchical pyramid. They come in two types: political appointments for those at the...
  • Requiem for a Lightweight: Obama Out

    01/16/2017 9:55:53 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2017 | G. Murphy Donovan
    Critics often make for strange bedfellows. Louis Farrakhan and Cornell West are examples. Both argue that Barack Obama was not ready for prime time. For Farrakhan, Obama failed on race and social issues. For West, the 44th president was a sell-out to a capitalist establishment. Overall, both say the Obamas didn't do much for blacks in particular and social justice in general. For brothers like Farrakhan and West, the last eight years were a wasted opportunity. Buyer's remorse may be the new "hope and change." There will be a black president one day – maybe not for decades, thanks to...
  • Obama's Fabulous Farewell Fantasy [semi-satire]

    01/16/2017 9:38:19 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    In the midst of his lengthy farewell address, outgoing President Barack Obama averred that "one of my proudest accomplishments has been that there have been no Islamic terror attacks on my watch." A key to this accomplishment has been the clever reclassification of murders committed by self-professed jihadis as "other types of crimes." The murder of 13 unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas in November 2009 by a Muslim praising Allah during the shooting spree was characterized as "workplace violence" by the Obama Administration. The detonation of a bomb killing three and maiming dozens at the Boston Marathon by...
  • Is a Scary Prophecy Written in 1907 About Obama Coming True 5 Days Before Trump Inauguration?

    01/16/2017 8:25:52 AM PST · by mainestategop · 35 replies
    This was quite interesting. Kinda a turn of the century version of Tim Lahaye's Left behind novels. Also check out this one... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlqWcEHRVg0
  • Editorial: Who wins with a fancy pro golf course on South Side?

    01/16/2017 6:55:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 16 jan 2017
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District are entranced by the prospect of a gorgeous, challenging golf course on the South Side near the yet-to-be-built Obama Presidential Center. It is a project with star appeal, beginning with Tiger Woods. But we have to ask: Does a fancy, professional-caliber golf course like this best serve Chicagoans, especially those on the South Side? Or is this about helping President Barack Obama improve his golf game?
  • Vanity: Watch the Democrat Party & Media self-destruct.

    01/16/2017 5:27:14 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 25 replies
    While the rants of raves of all the "Donald J. Trump" Democrat haters swirl around us...the big picture is being lost by both the the Democrat Party and their adoring media. The Democrat Party is committing self-inflicted political destruction. Fact is: the Democrat Party now has a very narrow and limited base. Gone are Blue Collar workers, gone are industrial union members, gone are Military folks, gone are all First Responders, Cops, Firemen, EMTs, AMTs, etc., gone are many African-Americans & Hispanics, who for the last eight years felt abandoned by POTUS, Obama, the CBC, the NAACP, gone are millions...
  • MLK's wife convinced he stayed faithful despite FBI tapes of him having sex with women (Ed.Tr.)

    01/16/2017 5:12:54 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-15-2017 | Daniel bates
    Coretta Scott King said that the civil rights leader was faithful even though the FBI sent her tapes of him having sex with other women. Mrs King said without a confession from her husband she had a ‘gut feeling’ that their marriage was secure. Mrs King said she believed her husband was ‘no saint’ - but his but his faults were things like stepping out of his pajamas and leaving them on the floor.
  • When Sen. Sessions takes the reins, justice can return to the Justice Department

    01/15/2017 5:54:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    .washingtontimes.com ^ | Robert Knight
    Eric Holder and Loretta E. Lynch have been perhaps the most flagrant partisans ever to hold the office of attorney general. Year after year, they rubber stamped whatever the Obama administration wanted to do, legally or otherwise. ... The attorney general, who heads the Justice Department, takes an oath to enforce federal laws and uphold the Constitution. We’re at the tail end of an administration in which the highest legal office in the land was weaponized along racial lines and openly attacked laws that the progressive left disliked, such as the federal Defense of Marriage Act and state voter ID...
  • 1,342 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy...

    01/16/2017 4:37:43 AM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated December 26, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here are 1,342 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc. By Dan from Squirrel HillPosted on August 15, 2013. Last updated on December 24, 2016.As the author of this blog post, I place it into the public domain. Anyone may freely copy it in any part or in its entirely, without asking my permission, and without paying any money. I do ask you please cite a link to https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/I ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible – and especially, to please show it to as many Obama supporters as possible....
  • Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc., part 2: items 501 through 1,000

    01/16/2017 4:37:34 AM PST · by grundle · 6 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated December 26, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc., part 2: items 501 through 1,000 Items 1 through 500 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/Items 1,001 through 1,342 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-3/Below are items 501 through 1,000:501) Forced a woman to undergo a strip search, an observed bowel movement, and a CT scan without a warrantIn December 2012, federal agents forced a New Mexico woman to undergo a strip search, an observed bowel movement, and a CT scan, all without a warrant.Laura Schauer Ives, the legal director for the New Mexico ACLU, said of this:“What is truly frightening about this incident is that it could have...
  • Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc., part 3: items 1,001 through 1,342

    01/16/2017 4:37:24 AM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated December 26, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc., part 3: items 1,001 through 1,342 Items 1 through 500 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/Items 501 through 1,000 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-2/Below are items 1,001 through 1,342:1,001) Held a fundraiser in the living room of terrorist bomber and communist Bill AyersIn 1969, a guy named Bill Ayers co-founded a terrorist organization called Weather Underground, whose founding document called for “world communism.”In 1969, Ayers set off a bomb in Chicago at a statue that was dedicated to the city’s police. At the time of the explosion, no one was close enough to the statue to be killed....
  • How Barack Obama Fundamentally Transformed the United States

    01/16/2017 4:15:42 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 15, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    It was a bold statement, revolutionary even, surpassed only by the response of those in attendance, who, rather than pausing to reflect upon such an audacious assertion, wildly applauded. To be sure, these Obama enthusiasts would have ecstatically cheered anything he said at that moment. There was a full-fledged personality cult in motion at that time. The new president could have promised anything and received a giddy reaction. Obama himself admitted to serving as a kind of “blank screen” upon which Americans desiring some warm-and-fuzzy “hope and change” could project whatever they wanted. But even then, the words “fundamentally transform”...
  • Head of Ethics Office is Obama Donor, now concerned about Trump nominees.

    01/16/2017 2:27:53 AM PST · by gattaca · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter M. Shaub donated to President Obama before his appointment and defended Hillary Clinton’s decision to not disclose paid speeches to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state. Shaub, the head of the little-known ethics office, has been on the attack against President-elect Donald J. Trump for months. Shaub has called Trump’s plan to sign over control of his business to his sons “meaningless,” and engaged in tweet storms from the official ethics Twitter account encouraging Trump to divest. A timeline compiled by the PAC America Rising of Shaub’s service at...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans think race relations are getting worse

    01/15/2017 10:06:18 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/16/17 | Krissah Thompson and Scott Clement
    Pessimism about race relations in America is higher than it has been in nearly a generation, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. In the aftermath of the mass shooting of police officers in Dallas and the high-profile police shooting deaths of two black men, in Baton Rouge and suburban St. Paul, Minn., more than 6 in 10 adults say race relations are generally bad, and a majority say they are getting worse. {..snip..}
  • A GOP ace in the hole?

    01/24/2008 7:07:40 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 33 replies · 189+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2008 | Mark Goodman
    Beyond the melodrama of Sen. Hillary Clinton's tears-on-her-pillow triumph in New Hampshire and her gaming victory in Nevada lies the profoundly disturbing question of the Clintons' hidden record of suspected crimes. It's that very record which likely prompted Sen. John Kerry's sudden endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama just two days after Mrs. Clinton's first primary win, followed by two more supportive votes from ranking congressional Democrats. Their swift response was a clear sign that ranking Democratic colleagues are determined to derail Mrs. Clinton. Why? Because there exists a vault of information American voters are not aware of concerning the Clintons...
  • Obama on Trump: ‘Don’t underestimate the guy, because he’s going to be 45th president of the US’

    01/15/2017 7:41:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 15, 2017 | Dylan Stableford, senior editor
    President Obama says President-elect Donald Trump was an “unconventional candidate” who ran an “improvisational campaign.” But he doesn’t think that approach will work in the White House. In an interview that aired on “60 Minutes” Sunday, Obama was asked if it’s possible for Trump to run “an improvisational presidency.” “I don’t think so,” Obama said. “And so now he’s in the process of building up an organization. And we’ll have to see how that works. And it’ll be a test, I think, for him and the people that he’s designated to be able to execute on his vision.” But Obama...
  • Sharpton: 'Thank God we lived in the age of Obama'

    01/15/2017 4:33:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday praised President Obama and touted his accomplishments while in office. "I am so proud of President Barack Obama, not just because he was and is my color, but because he was America's kind," Sharpton said on MSNBC's "Politics Nation." "He helped this country like no president I've seen in my lifetime. We should thank God we lived in the age of Obama." Sharpton said Americans must be "concerned" about the future of the country when President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated next week. He went on to tout Obama's record, including his work on improving...
  • The Internet wants to give Chelsea Manning a hug

    01/15/2017 3:35:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Evan Greer, internationally touring queer singer/songwriter, parent, and activist
    Chelsea Manning saw injustice and stood up for what’s right. Now, she’s serving a 35 year sentence in an all-male military prison. She’s been systematically abused by the U.S. government, held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, and has attempted suicide twice during her 7 years behind bars. But now there’s hope. NBC reports that she is on President Obama’s “short list” for commutation. The news has sparked a groundswell of support for Chelsea online. Hundreds of thousands of people have already taken action to support her, but now the message is simpler than ever. But now...
  • It’s time to face facts: Obama’s presidency was a failure

    01/15/2017 2:49:03 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14, 2017 | 2:06pm | Kyle Smith
    The closing arguments for the Obama years are arriving, and they aren’t helping the outgoing president. A case in point is a new book published this week, one that acknowledges “Obama’s supporters have experienced [his presidency] as a continuous disappointment.” Those supporters, and others, must have noticed that “for most of Obama’s term, wage gains were largely confined to the rich.” Or that “The administration’s planning in Libya clearly failed” or “It is certain that the actual outcome [of Obama’s Syria policy] was disastrous.” Even many of President Obama’s proudest achievements look about as enduring as April snow: “If there...
  • Former Harry Reid aide takes parting shot at Valerie Jarrett

    01/15/2017 11:36:47 AM PST · by ColdOne · 103 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/12/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    This is just freaking embarrassing- but then again no one could ever figure out what Valerie jarret did besides demand a ss agent and a car https://t.co/HqHv9cfwvI— jim manley (@jamespmanley) January 12, 2017 A former top aide to Harry Reid took a parting shot at fellow Democrat and White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett on Thursday, questioning exactly what she has been doing for the last eight years. James Manley, a former spokesman to the former Democratic Senate leader from Nevada, tweeted that the public and those in Congress still don't understand what Jarrett contributed to the Obama administration during...