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  • There's no reason to ban 'assault' rifles

    01/16/2013 8:07:06 AM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 16, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    ... For the purpose of this article, we'll focus on AR-15s since it is what CBS calls "the most popular rifle in America" and one often designated an "assault" rifle. An AR-15 is the civilian equivalent to the military's M-16. So what's the difference? Kelly Alwood, a firearms trainer and consultant, told TheBlaze the only difference is that one [the military AR-15] is fully automatic and the other is semi-automatic [the civilian AR-15]. It's a small yet simultaneously big distinction. Firearms for use by the military are able to shoot continuously with one pull of the trigger, machine-gun style....
  • Why U.S. might be ‘a nation of deadbeats’

    01/16/2013 8:06:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Jan 15, 2013 | By Brett Arends
    Why U.S. might be ‘a nation of deadbeats’ Consumers have been paying down debt, but walking away from more By Brett Arends President Obama said on Monday that “we are not a nation of deadbeats,” but instead a people who “pay our bills.” Really? A close look at the data reveals a very different story — and one that gets far too little airing in public discourse. Far from paying our bills, the current generation of Americans — or some of them — have set records for default which probably have no parallel in the history of the human race....
  • Rep. Sensenbrenner calls on Obama to denounce ‘Bullet to the Head of the NRA’ video game

    01/16/2013 7:49:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/13 | Caroline May
    Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is calling on President Barack Obama to denounce an online video game that encourages players to shoot and kill National Rifle Association officials. In a letter to Obama, Sensenbrenner on Tuesday voiced concern about the video game, “Bullet to the Head of the NRA,” which allows players to assassinate NRA President David Keene with a scoped firearm. (RELATED: Developer of “Bullet” NRA game admits to wanting as much publicity as possible) “Making threats against public figures who speak out either for or against gun control prevents us from having a reasonable, thoughtful debate,” Sensenbrenner wrote...
  • Obama's Social Security Games Make Case For Private Pensions

    01/16/2013 7:47:45 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 15 Jan 2012 | Editorial
    Politics: President Obama threatened Social Security checks would be delayed if Congress didn't play ball on the debt ceiling. Once again, he turned pensions into a political football. There are ways to stop this. Americans should know: Social Security payments won't be affected by debt-ceiling talks, and Obama knows it. Still, it's not as if the Social Security system is healthy. In a Page 1 story Monday, IBD's Jed Graham reported that 2013 marks the first year new Social Security retirees will outlive the trust fund. Their benefits will be slashed 25% as the system goes bust in 2033. So...
  • Gun Control by Executive Order? Are there limits to what the president can accomplish this way?

    01/16/2013 7:15:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/16/2013 | Scott Coffina
    The horrific recent mass murder of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School predictably has reignited the gun-control debate in this country. Over the past month, the Obama administration has focused primarily on guns in its initial response to the Newtown shooting. The task force led by Vice President Joe Biden has met mostly with groups either in favor of or opposed to greater restrictions on guns and ammunition. Facing strong political opposition in Congress from both parties, Vice President Biden and President Barack Obama each have suggested publicly that the president will act by executive order to...
  • Obama’s Kiddie Human Shields. The president trots out children to deflect legitimate criticism.

    01/16/2013 7:21:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/16/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    The president of the United States will release a binder full of new gun-control executive orders on Wednesday. Instead of standing alone, bearing full responsibility for the imperial actions he is about to take, President Obama will surround himself with an audience of kids who wrote to him after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. This is the most cynical in Beltway theatrical staging — a feckless attempt to invoke immunity by intoning “it’s for the children” and hiding behind them. What has happened to the deliberative process in this country? Public debate in Washington has deteriorated into Sesame Street sing-alongs....
  • Obama’s alleged criticism of Netanyahu enlivens Israeli election

    01/16/2013 7:18:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:45am GMT | Dan Williams
    Long-strained ties between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama sprang to the fore of Israel’s election campaign on Wednesday after the U.S. president was quoted as criticizing the prime minister’s character. Less than a week before a January 22 ballot that opinion polls predict the right-wing Netanyahu will win easily, Israeli media highlighted a U.S. commentator’s column on Obama and questioned whether the Democratic president was trying to sway the vote. Netanyahu’s office declined comment on Tuesday’s unsourced column by Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg, which described Obama as frustrated at West Bank settlement building that has deepened Israel’s diplomatic impasse with the...
  • Obama Administration Seeks Approval to Test Anthrax Vaccine on Children

    01/16/2013 7:08:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | 1/16/13 | Vera Sharav
    Alliance for Human Research Protection FYI / Action A public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, January 14-15, to be held at the University of Miami Hospital Seminar Center, Florida: The stated topic for discussion is “ethical issues associated with the development of medical countermeasures for children.” http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-12-26/pdf/2012-31037.pdf The Obama Administration is seeking approval to conduct morally impermissible, wholly non-therapeutic medical experiments that would expose healthy children to risks of serious harm. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to test the highly controversial, dangerous...
  • Harry Reid: “I’ver Shed Tears” Over Obama’s Picture…

    01/16/2013 4:53:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | january 15, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVpGyR0Pwes
  • ‘Fat *ss’ Michael Savage reignites feud with ‘hysteric’ Mark Levin [AUDIO]

    01/16/2013 4:27:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1-16-2013 | Jeff Poor
    Conservative talkers Mark “the Hysteric” Levin and “fat ass” Michael Savage reignited their longtime feud this week, even though the two share distributors and no longer air during the same time slot. On Monday, Levin made an appearance on the Fox News Channel and called President Barack Obama “the imperial president,” leading Savage to label Levin “the Hysteric” on his show later that evening. Savage said Levin lazily and uncritically stole the phrase “imperial president” from liberals of the 1970s. “The ‘imperial presidency’ was a line used by liberals to describe Nixon,” Savage bellowed. “And yet, the ‘Hysteric’ applies it...
  • New Math: President Obama Exaggerates Deficit Savings

    01/16/2013 4:01:10 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/15/2013 | John Merline
    At his press conference this week, President Obama made it seem as though the job of getting the government's deficits under control is nearly done. "The consensus is we need about $4 trillion to stabilize our debt and our deficit," he told reporters, "which means we need about $1.5 trillion more." [snip] But a closer look at the numbers shows that Obama is exaggerating how much deficit reduction he's actually achieved, and is being decidedly Pollyannaish about the nation's still massive long-term budget gap and what will be needed to close it.
  • Let Scripture Guide Us Through the Wicked and Bizarre Obammunist Era...

    01/16/2013 2:29:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Proverbs 29:9 Isaiah 5:20 Guess we didn't pray quite hard enough... Psalms 109:8 Think you know where all of this is headed More at Reaganite Republican... ____________________________________________________________________ Bible.cc   Israpundit  Christian Nightmares   National Organization for Marriage  Zion's Trumpet   h/t Kirby
  • Obama's half brother to run for Kenyan office

    01/16/2013 2:13:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/15/13
    **SNIP** The president's campaign advice? "Have thick skin, be honest and sincere," Malik Obama told CNN. Malik Obama will run as an independent candidate in Kenya's election in March. The county of Siaya, in the western part of the country, has a population of about 842,000. Malik Obama, who studied accounting at the University of Nairobi, and his half brother met for the first time in 1985 and have reportedly kept in close contact ever since. Each served as the other's best man at their weddings.
  • Revealed: Obama's likely executive orders on guns

    01/16/2013 12:19:34 AM PST · by Red Steel · 42 replies
    wnd ^ | Jan 15, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    Group with enormous influence on White House issues specific plans A progressive group with enormous influence on White House policy has issued specific recommendations to the Obama administration on how to push sweeping gun control, including suggestions for executive orders. The Center for American Progress released an 11-page proposal, reviewed by WND, calling for a full ban on the sale of assault weapons and magazines with a capacity for more than 10 bullets. CAP suggests legislation to require licensing and transfer restrictions on new and existing assault rifles. The CAP paper, delivered to the White House last week, recommends that...
  • Piers Morgan on Domestic Thermonuclear War

    01/16/2013 1:48:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | January 14, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    Hattip to Jim Treacher. CNN talking head Piers Morgan, desperately trying to hold on to any shreds of credibility after his shellacking by Ben Shapiro, emitted this email: America has over 5000 nuclear warheads. Quite hard to defend against a ‘tyrannical U.S. government’ with that kind of firepower. Where to begin? First, it is unlikely that even the most mad US President would decide to use nukes to put down a rebellion in these United States. Too many of his own supporters would be killed and the overall reaction would likely be for the rebellion to grow as a result...
  • Obama's Long History of Radical, Anti-Constitutional Gun Control (Vanity)

    01/16/2013 12:50:52 AM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 5 replies
    I was shocked to hear some in my local media market trying to rewrite Obama as a gun-friendly, Second Amendment guy, just trying to introduce some “reasonable” regulation in an understandable reaction to the recent spate of "gun violence." The following links are provided to show that this is a complete mischaracterization, that Obama has in fact been out of step with the Second Amendment for a long time, and in fact has been focused for at least 17 years on the same kind of all-out ban that just passed in New York: In 1996, Obama responded to a political...
  • Bloomberg urges Obama to defy Congress, implement gun control by executive action

    01/15/2013 11:52:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Campus Reform blog ^ | January 14, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday told a group of Johns Hopkins students that President Obama ought to sidestep the wishes of Congress and order swift new executive gun control measures. “There are steps that President Obama can take without congressional approval at any time he chooses with just one stroke of the pen,” Bloomberg told the mixed audience of students and scholars, speaking at the “Gun Policy Summit” at Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg’s remarks came hours before President Obama argued in a rare press conference that executive privileges afforded him the power to implement some federal gun...
  • The Revolver of Reason: Reloading The Republic!

    01/15/2013 11:09:54 PM PST · by xuberalles · 3 replies
    Self | 1/16/13 | Me
    What do you call it when the bane of your political agenda is actually the source of your salvation? Hypocrisy! Barack Obama – our benevolent, omnipotent, and concerned despot – plans to stand amidst a group of young, quivering children as he unveils his sweeping and unconstitutional gun control measures at the White House. Tragically, there won’t be one of the over 60 million gun owners in America who faithfully exercised their Second Amendment rights last year without incident. Lost in the circus of contrived circumstance will be the realization that many of these forsaken souls bravely foiled and prevented...
  • Obama to announce most expansive gun-control agenda in generations [WEDNESDAY]

    01/15/2013 10:58:16 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/15/13 | Philip Rucker
    "President Obama on Wednesday will formally announce the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations as he presses Congress to mandate background checks for all firearms buyers and prohibit assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips."
  • Evil Eyes Obama to Exploit Children Again to Attack Constitution

    01/15/2013 10:14:18 PM PST · by publius321 · 8 replies
    Obama to feature children at his "gun control" summit... (video)
  • Rights for Illegals, Laws for Rest

    01/15/2013 8:07:38 PM PST · by Red Nation Rising · 4 replies
    RedNationRising.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Michael Holmes
    Follow @RedNation2016 on Twitter https://www.facebook.com/RedNation2016 Have you heard of Rep. Edward Acevedo? I hadn’t either until last week. He’s an Illinois House Member. A Chicago Democrat. Chicago politics are bad on their own. Illinois democrat policies have the potential to be bad. Combining the two is recipe for disaster. Rep. Acevedo was one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 957, which allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. It has passed both chambers of the General Assembly and now goes to Governor Pat Quinn for his signature (Quinn reportedly will sign it into law). Something so absurd surely had to...
  • How gun control is already shaping the 2016 Democratic primary

    01/15/2013 7:16:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ryu Spaeth
    This week, as lawmakers in Congress braced themselves for a protracted and impassioned debate over gun control, Democratic governors moved swiftly to push tough new gun laws in response to the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily shepherded legislation through a divided state legislature to produce the strictest gun laws in the country. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed similarly stringent measures, including a ban on assault weapons, while Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for universal background checks on all gun sales. And what do all three governors have in common (besides a strong...
  • Obama Glad There Are Men With Guns Protecting His Girls (Hypocrisy Flashback)

    01/15/2013 6:37:07 PM PST · by optiguy · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 15, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama wants tighter gun control laws, but he does appreciate that armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters every day on their way to school. "It might come in handy to have these super locks," Obama joked at Master Lock in Wisconsin, noting that he will soon have two teenage daughters. "For now, I'm just counting on the fact that when they go to school there are men with guns with them." The U.S. Secret Service has protected the presidential family since 1917.
  • The 2nd Amendment Is What Makes The Other Nine Possible

    01/15/2013 6:21:00 PM PST · by billflax · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/15/2013 | Bill Flax
    As debates over firearms simmer and President Obama mulls sweeping firearm restrictions via executive orders, media personalities like Piers Morgan dismiss guests defending gun rights with contempt. You’d think resistance to disarmament amounts to culpability for the Sandy Hook slaughter. Yet, as John Lott’s bestseller, More Guns, Less Crime, highlights crime rates have tumbled while gun ownership has soared, including permits to carry concealed weapons. America has more murder than many similarly advanced countries, but overall violent crime, save inner-cities plagued by family breakdown, remains below peer nations. The streets in Mr. Morgan’s England are far more dangerous.
  • Latino Gun Right Supporters Flock to Stores in Droves

    01/15/2013 6:16:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 15, 2013 | Victor Garcia
    With the anniversary of the massacre in Newtown hitting a one-month anniversary and as Washington mulls gun control legislation, Second Amendment advocates are buying weapons in droves – including Latinos. With Vice President Joseph Biden set to deliver his recommendations for gun control legislation to President Obama, people in states with large populations of gun rights advocates are taking action. “There’s an image floating around the Internet naming Barack Obama firearms salesman of the year,” said Raúl Mas Canosa, a conservative political commentator. “No one has done more for the sales of firearms and magazines than Barack Obama.” He added:...
  • NRA’s new ad calls Obama ‘elitist hypocrite’ (Video)

    01/15/2013 5:40:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Philip Rucker
    The National Rifle Association released a new video on its Web site Tuesday calling President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for having Secret Service protection of his daughters at school but saying he was “skeptical” about installing armed guards in all schools. The NRA’s provocative, 35-second video is as harsh as any attack ad in a political campaign and illustrates how emotionally charged and personal the debate over gun control is becoming. “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a deep-voiced narrator asks. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected...
  • Sources: PM Unshaken by Obama's Criticisms

    01/15/2013 5:25:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/13 | David Lev
    Sources close to Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the Prime Minister would remain solid in his policies, especially regarding Israel's determination not to return to the 1948 armistice lines, despite the comments President Barack H. Obama reputedly made. The comments, published Tuesday by The Atlantic magazine, have Obama slamming Israeli decisions to build in Judea and Samaria. “Israel doesn't know what its own best interests are,” Obama is quoted as saying by author Jeff Goldberg. “With each new settlement announcement, in Obama's view, Netanyahu is moving his country down a path toward near-total isolation,” Goldberg writes. According to Goldberg, Obama...
  • Gun sale surge driven by fear, Obama says

    01/15/2013 4:29:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2013 | Charles J. Lewis
    One month after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., President Obama attributed the recent surge of weapons sales to efforts by gun control foes to arouse fears that the federal government would seize firearms. Obama said he would unveil details of his "sensible, common-sense" program for tighter gun controls later this week. The president, responding to questions at a White House news conference Monday, said those steps would include "an assault weapons ban that is meaningful," stronger background checks and measures to keep high-capacity magazine clips "out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them." Asked at his news...
  • Obama to get new license plate? (Updated)

    01/15/2013 4:17:35 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 15, 2013 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The DC Council wants him to -- specifically one that says "Taxation without Representation." Two members of the council are headed to the White House to meet with administration officials Friday, and they are bringing the new plate with hopes that President Obama will agree to put it on his limousine. If not permanently, then at least during the Inaugural parade. "If the president would put the plates on, I think it would lift our spirits," Councilmember Mary M. Cheh told POLITICO. "It's important that people know the situation we're in." The council unanimously passed a resolution earlier this week...
  • Obama Exploits Children to push gun control agenda

    01/15/2013 3:27:19 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 32 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | January 15, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The Obama administration will let no political opportunity go to waste. Tomorrow, the President will unveil his gun control agenda surrounded by children who wrote him letters in the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy. Not surprisingly, children from around the country have been frightened by the mass murder at Sandy Hook elementary. They have been influenced by the non-stop media coverage of the horrible incident and are worried about safety in their own schools.
  • With Kids as Human Shields, Obama Will Unveil Left's Long-Held Plan to Grab Guns

    01/15/2013 3:12:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The media are just salivating today. Politico, the Washington Post, the New York Times. Folks, they can barely keep their pants up, they are so excited. (interruption) Yeah. (sigh) They might not laugh at that, either. Yeah, some of them are wearing pants. They're all excited over Biden's proposals. Nineteen proposals to try to limit the availability of guns. Nineteen proposals to get around the Second Amendment. Many of these 19 proposals will come via executive order -- and if they do, they will be illegal. Executive orders are not intended to be used this way. Executive...
  • Obama Threatened With Impeachment If Executive Action Used For Gun Control

    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) is threatening to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control measures via executive order. “I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said in a statement Monday, according to the Daily Caller. The Weekly Standard reported that Obama used the final press conference of his first term in office Monday to offer some details on Vice President Joe Biden’s expected gun control recommendations: “My understanding is the...
  • A Librul's Views on Gun Control, Wealth Redistribution and Welfare (Satire)

    01/15/2013 1:42:20 PM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 15, 2013 | Dan Miller
    This is a guest post by the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the State of Confusion Utopia. He recently explained some of his difficulties in growing pineapples and focuses here on other major problems and opportunities facing modern American society. We are privileged to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential Librul such as the Senator, a charter member of President Obama's Go For It Team. Restrictions on firearm use and ownership will stimulate individual initiative, redistribute wealth and end welfare as we know it.BackgroundMany conservatives have written harshly of President Obama's splendid modernization of our welfare...
  • As inauguration approaches, Obama’s most virulent foes want the celebration stopped

    01/15/2013 1:39:30 PM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Januay 14, 2012 | Marc Fisher
    Eldon Bell, a retired Air Force officer and physician, is making no plans to see Barack Obama’s second inauguration, in part because Bell considers the president arrogant and dishonest, but more so because Bell is not yet persuaded that the swearing-in will occur at all. “Whether I watch depends on who’s being inaugurated,” says Bell, 78. “If it’s this guy, probably not, because I don’t pay much attention to illegitimate things.”
  • Executive Orders Explained for Low-Information Voters

    01/15/2013 1:39:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1-15-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States. Now, we were told last week that Biden was heading up a commission made up of administration officials and cabinet officials on what to do about guns and the increasing proliferation of guns. One of the things that Biden suggested was they're looking at legislation, executive orders, so forth and so on. The Politico, a joyous Politico, I should say, has a story today: "The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control." This is what Biden told a...
  • How Democrats might get to 'yes' on gun control

    01/15/2013 12:15:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 15, 2013 | David Grant
    If President Obama and congressional Democrats are going to make headway on the gun violence proposals Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver to the president on Tuesday, their strategy will probably look a lot like gun-owning Rep. Mike Thompson – and move with the energy and purpose of political cage fighter Rahm Emanuel. Representative Thompson (D) of California remembers where he was on Dec. 14, the day of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. He was in a duck blind, back home in his Napa Valley district. “Federal law prohibits me from having more than three shells in my...
  • IRS breaks law to implement Obamacare

    01/15/2013 11:58:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.teapartypatriots.org ^ | january 15, 2013 | dustin siggins
    Since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, there have been many “complications” to implementing the law. One of the most recent was the majority of states choosing to not run a state-based health care exchange. On December 18, however, Cato’s Michael Cannon picked out another one: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act imposes a $2,000-per-worker charge on employers only if one of their employees receives a “premium assistance tax credit,” and the act authorizes those credits only if states create their own exchanges. If a state opts instead for a federal exchange, as more than 30 states have, the...
  • Obama Plans to Surround Himself with Children During Gun Control Announcement

    01/15/2013 11:05:53 AM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2013 | 1:12 pm | Modified: January 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced this afternoon that President Obama will unveil a “concrete package” of gun control proposals including assault weapons bans, high capacity ammunition magazine bans, and closing loopholes on background checks. Carney said that the president will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden as well as children who wrote to the president after the Newtown shootings. “They will be joined by children around the country expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety, along with their parents,” Carney confirmed. (See video of Carney's remarks here.) President Obama specifically mentioned children during his December...
  • Former Obama Staff Complain Of Cold Inaugural Shoulder

    01/15/2013 10:29:48 AM PST · by muffaletaman · 27 replies
    Buzzfeed Politics ^ | Jan 14, 2013 10:29pm EST | Zeke Miller
    "In a sour footnote to President Barack Obama's sweeping electoral victory last November, many of his campaign staffers have been shut out of the inaugural festivities, more than a dozen of them complained to BuzzFeed Monday."
  • White House To Announce Gun Plans Wednesday

    01/15/2013 10:02:26 AM PST · by edpc · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 15 Jan 2013 | Philip Rucker and Sari Horwitz
  • Obama: The "Great CONmunicator"

    01/15/2013 10:00:58 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-15-2013 | MOTUS
    If(snip)you still doubt that Big Guy is this generation’s “great communicator” you still don’t get it.   “I hear you. With my left ear.” You must still be hung up on last century’s model of a “great communicator” – someone whose convictions were based on the solid values that made America great and who spoke his mind and convictions simply, directly and honestly.     You really need to get with the program: this is the 21st century! The new “great COMmunicator” model also speaks his mind and convictions simply, directly, albeit a bit dishonestly.   (snip)you can’t win hearts...
  • Genghis Khan, Secretary of State

    01/15/2013 9:45:37 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/15/13 | William A Levinson
    The United States might just as well send Jared Lee Loughner or, if he was still alive, Adam Lanza, to represent it in the world community, and this is no exaggeration. John Kerry is, per his own admission, a mass murderer just like Loughner and Lanza or, to use his own words, Genghis Khan. John Kerry: Admitted Felon, Liar, or Both There is a huge legal difference between an admitted felon and a convicted felon. Neither John Kerry nor Barack Obama's friend William Ayers was ever convicted of a felony, but both said they committed felonies. Ayers said he was...
  • Right of self-defense against tyranny NOT negotiable, Mr. Obama

    01/15/2013 9:04:46 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/15/13 | George Spelvin
    A nationwide appeal has been sent to gun owners and their families asking they go to their state capitol this Saturday, January 19, from noon to 3 p. m. to show support for our 2nd Amendment rights. In Florida, gun owners are asked to meet in the “middle of the state” at noon, at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 334601. (1) This urgent call to action is in response to the Barack Obama/Joe Biden/Diane Feinstein legislative aim of imposing bans on arbitrarily selected groups of firearms and accessories. One North Carolina police lieutenant warns internet audiences,...
  • Is national gun registry and confiscation on the horizon? (Video)

    01/15/2013 9:11:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 15, 2013 | Karl Dickey
    Today Vice President Joe Biden is submitting his report to President Barack Obama on gun control and one thing is becoming clear - up to 50-80% of all guns in circulation will be affected by his suggestions. As we reported earlier regarding Dianne Feinstein's proposal, it will affect 50% of all long guns and 80% of all handguns. The proposal includes the creation of a national database of gun owners, tracking who owns what guns and private gun sales would fade into history. The proposal is all gun sales will need to have a Brady Check and for most guns...
  • Mexicans sign petition for U.S. gun control

    01/15/2013 7:59:52 AM PST · by AuntB · 49 replies
    http://www.whptv.com/news/world/story/Mexicans-sign-petition-for-U-S-gun-control/c3oLDyvpy0mJUgXuDEB | Jan. 14, 2013 | whptv
    <p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 54,000 Mexicans have signed a petition calling on the United States to take further steps to combat weapons trafficking.</p> <p>Mexico says the majority of guns used by the country's violent drug cartels are smuggled over the border from the United States.</p>
  • Control Politicians, Not Guns

    01/15/2013 7:27:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    If laws were enough to deter criminal behavior prisons would be empty. The latest effort to "control" guns in America is as likely to deter someone intent on breaking the law as outlawing lust would affect one's libido. What's in a heart can't be controlled by restricting what's in a hand. Following the Newtown tragedy, President Obama vowed to seek the passage of an assault weapons ban and hastily assembled an administration-wide gun control task force, an effort that amounts to little more than a political act designed to impress what Rush Limbaugh calls "low-information voters." Government must be seen...
  • Obama Once Called Raising Debt Ceiling 'a Sad State of Affairs'

    01/15/2013 8:44:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Here's audio of then-senator Barack Obama calling a vote to raise the debt ceiling "a sad state of affairs": The one time the debt ceiling was up for a vote when Obama was in the Senate, he voted against it.
  • Meese: Obama Risks Impeachment If He uses Executive Order for Gun Control

    01/15/2013 7:08:50 AM PST · by paratrooper82 · 74 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 14, 2013 | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III declared in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that President Barack Obama could easily be impeached if he bypassed Congress and enacted gun-control legislation by executive order.
  • Biden Proposals Include Framework for Gun Registry and Confiscation

    01/15/2013 7:27:03 AM PST · by FR_addict · 92 replies
    email Gun Owners of America ^ | 1/15/2013 | Gun Owners of America
    Up to 50-80% of all guns in circulation could be covered Press reports now make it clear what Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control package will look like. Biden wants to impose: * A Feinstein-like semi-auto ban which, according to experts who have done the counting, could ban up to 50% of all long guns currently in circulation and up to 80% of all handguns. Incidentally, if you wanted to keep the AR-15 you currently have, you would have to have a 6-month FBI background check, be fingerprinted, and get a machine gun-type license. * The framework for national gun...
  • Digital Medical Hubris

    01/15/2013 5:34:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Now the other shoes begin to drop. Voters knew in November that many of the promises Obama made in 2008 had been broken. The economy had not revived as he had promised it would ("or we'll be talking about a one-term proposition"). He has not "changed the tone in Washington" -- except for the worse. He didn't prevent lobbyists from holding positions in his administration. He didn't cut the deficit in half; he increased it radically. But voters apparently decided that the president deserved credit for good intentions. How long will that indulgence last? The next four years, whatever else...