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  • Brave Pastor Confronts Obama's "Theology" to his face!

    01/28/2013 5:22:33 AM PST · by RobaWho · 36 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Rob Cunningham
    On the morning of Obama’s 2nd inauguration, January 21, 2013, Barack and Michelle received a powerful message of TRUTH from Pastor Jonathan Cahn, one that must have infuriated both of them greatly. This courageous pastor delivered a Presidential inaugural message that directly refuted the Black Liberation Theology of hate professed by Obama’s “Reverend” of 20 years, Mr. Jeremiah Wright. Pastor Cahn’s inspired message effectively repudiated Obama’s entire world view, his leadership style and his political priorities. As anyone paying attention knows, almost every word spoken by Obama is a calculated deception, one designed to insult Believers, agitate conservatives, denigrate Americans...
  • Why Work? Household Welfare Spending $168 Per Day, Higher Than Median Income

    01/28/2013 1:40:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | December 10, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    Those who work for a living might want to put away shoes, hammers, and other hard objects to keep from throwing them through the computer. A new study shows that on average the government spends $168 per household on various assistance programs, one-fifth more than the median income of $137. As the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee reported (after all, who else in government is going to do it?), welfare spending per hour per household in poverty is $30.60, which is higher than the $25.03 median income per hour. The Weekly Standard points out that direct welfare payments...
  • Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess

    01/27/2013 10:43:05 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess Brett LoGiurato January 27, 2013, 6:00 PM In a sit-down interview with The New Republic released today, President Barack Obama cast blame on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for shaping compromise as a "dirty word." Obama talked about the recent deal to avert the fiscal cliff, saying he thought House Speaker "genuinely wanted" to come to a deal sooner but felt he was vulnerable to attack from the right. Here's the relevant excerpt: I think if you talk privately to Democrats and Republicans, particularly those who...
  • Democracy is on the brink of a sea change

    01/27/2013 9:34:26 PM PST · by Weirdad · 7 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 01/26/2013 | Janet Daley
    ... “we have always understood that when times change, so must we; ...fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges: ...preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.” ...New Labour trick of claiming that something can only be safeguarded by embracing its opposite: individual freedom requires submitting to the collective will. ...we can afford to support both the old and the young...our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. ...Warning to America: it didn’t work out. Obama made no attempt to explain how support at both these...
  • CNN Logic: Only Obama Can Ignore the Law

    01/27/2013 9:24:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Nolte
    The hopelessly biased Carol Costello was rattled to the core today when South Carolina sheriff Al Cannon gave her a lesson in Constitutional law. He also exposed Costello for the blithering hypocrite that both she and most of the media are. More on that after the video: (VIDEO AT LINK) My guess is that Costello and her producers forgot that country doesn’t mean dumb. Cannon's demeanor, intelligence, education, and command of the facts ran circles around the left-wing morning anchor. But why is Carol Costello, of all people, upset with what Cannon is doing? All he's doing is following President...
  • Obama Vows ‘Never Again’ on Holocaust Remembrance Day:...

    01/27/2013 8:39:44 PM PST · by Optimist · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/27/2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obama on Sunday paid tribute to the victims of the Holocaust by vowing to “stand in the way of any tyrant or dictator who commits crimes against humanity.” “We honor the memories of the 6 million Jews and millions of other innocent victims whose lives were tragically taken during the Holocaust over sixty years ago,” Obama said in a statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “Those who experienced the horrors of the cattle cars, ghettos, and concentration camps have witnessed humanity at its very worst and know too well the pain of losing loved ones to senseless violence.”...
  • Aurora [Health Care] CEO cites Obamacare as partial cause of job cutbacks

    01/27/2013 7:52:43 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 26 January 2013 | Michael Burke
    RACINE COUNTY — Partly in response to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare — as well as other forces — Aurora Health Care expects $13 million less in government reimbursements this year and has begun cutting some positions. Earlier this month Aurora President and CEO Dr. Nick Turkal laid out the financial situation in a 1,020-word letter to all system employees. He warned of position eliminations and discontinuations to come. Turkal said there are several causes of the projected $13 million or more decline in reimbursements. He cited the economy, cost reductions dictated by the Affordable Care Act and the...
  • (30 November 2012) Hospitals will see massive layoffs, decline in 2013

    01/27/2013 7:55:23 PM PST · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    One News Now ^ | 30 November 2012 | Russ Jones
    Hospitals are expected to cut some 93,000 jobs in 2013 in anticipation of ObamaCare. A former presidential candidate and conservative advocate says America needs to prepare for major changes in the medical industry. Orlando Health, a not-for-profit network of community and specialty hospitals, is just one example of the massive layoffs expected in the coming year. Officials with the Central Florida-based healthcare services provider announced on Monday that the largest staff reduction in its nearly 100-year history will result in cutting up to 400 jobs, starting immediately. Gary Bauer, president of Washington DC-based American Values, warns that this is only...
  • President worried that media just isn’t liberal enough

    01/27/2013 6:25:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Perhaps the second term of the Obama presidency will wind up being an era of bipartisan unity after all. One hopeful sign comes with a recent interview done by The New Republic with the President, in which he identifies an area where the POTUS and his Republican opponents clearly seem to agree. The media is just too darned biased. “One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates,” he tells editor Frank Foer and owner and publisher Chris Hughes. “If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh...
  • Koppel, Woodward on Obama-Clinton Foreign Policy: World in Meltdown; U.S. in Most Dangerous Period

    01/27/2013 5:22:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 43 replies
    Sunday, January 27, 2013 | Kristinn
    Last week on Meet the Press, it was NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel slamming the Obama administration's "diminished",foreign policy influence around the globe.Today on Meet the Press, two veteran Washington newsmen, The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and former ABC, now NBC News correspondent Ted Koppel, matter of factly described the present foreign policy environment as being in "meltdown" and entering "one of the most dangerous" periods in U.S. history. Their remarks were made without directly blaming President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but they were made in response to a question pointing out Obama's...
  • Immigration reform could add millions of people under Obama health law

    01/27/2013 5:01:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2013 | Elise Viebeck
    Comprehensive immigration reform could make millions of people suddenly eligible for assistance under President Obama's healthcare law, assuming a final deal paves the way for undocumented immigrants to receive papers. Illegal aliens are now prohibited from purchasing coverage through the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, which will launch next year. They are also ineligible for Medicaid under most circumstances, making the law's expansion of the program fruitless for people without documents. Even young illegal immigrants with "deferred action" status, known as "DREAMers," cannot access the law's benefits. But the picture could change completely if Hispanic lawmakers get their wish —...
  • Paul Ryan Heaps Praise On Hillary: If She Were President, ‘We’d Have Fixed This Fiscal Mess

    01/27/2013 4:52:53 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 65 replies
    Mediate ^ | Sunday January 28, 2012
    Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press this afternoon, former GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) praised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and lamented that she did not win the presidency in 2008, as he believes that would lead to a better chance for deficit reduction today than under President Obama. Host David Gregory showed Rep. Ryan video of Sec. Clinton speaking with him at the inaugural luncheon, which Ryan characterized as “chumming it up” over a variety of personal topics. The congressman then praised Clinton: “Look, if we had a [Hillary] Clinton presidency, if we had Erskine Bowles...
  • If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’?

    01/27/2013 3:53:23 PM PST · by mkmensinger · 35 replies
    DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic. Civilians are prohibited from obtaining these kinds of weapons.
  • Dangerous Times: Gimme a General Who Won't Fight!

    01/27/2013 4:14:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 26, 2013 | James Lewis
    It was Lincoln who said "Give me a general who will fight!" That was after the North was defeated over and over again by Robert E. Lee's smaller and more agile armies. Lincoln's first generals fought desperately hard, but not hard enough to win. In the upshot, the Civil War dragged out to became our bloodiest war ever, 600,000 dead -- mostly white folks. And yes, it was triggered by Christian Abolitionists who made slavery morally intolerable to half the nation. Lincoln was therefore forced to find generals who would fight, and he found Sherman and Grant, who wreaked terrible...
  • Will You Submit & Obey? (Guns)

    01/27/2013 3:02:17 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-27-2013 | Eric Peters
    Will You Submit & Obey? Eric Peters January 27th, 2013 In New York, we have a prequel of what’s to come – the repeal of the Second Amendment and summary criminalization of peaceful citizens merely for possessing the means of self-defense, even in their own homes. As in Great Britain, citizens of NY face prison if they use proscribed weapons against murderous thugs – even in their own homes. The tyrants Michael Bloomberg and Andrew Cuomo have made their decision. Now New Yorkers will have to make theirs. And so will the rest of us – if, as seems likely,...
  • OBAMA THREATENS FOX NEWS, LIMBAUGH

    01/27/2013 3:02:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    In a sycophantic interview with The New Republic, conducted by former campaign staffer Chris Hughes and leftist writer Franklin Foer, President Obama suggested that he had all the answers to the pressing issues facing America and therefore no compromise was necessary with Republicans. He added that Republicans should compromise. And if those Republicans don’t compromise, Obama suggested that the fault would lie at the feet of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh – and that the calculus had to be changed to force Fox News and Limbaugh to stop holding Republicans accountable to conservatism.
  • Obama to Kill Jobs Council

    01/27/2013 2:55:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/27/13 | staff
    Now that President Obama has been re-elected, the vaunted jobs council is about to meet its demise. The Obama administration’s original announcement of a jobs council back in 2011 surprised few observers of the partisan political scene; the council was obviously designed as a fig leaf to cover up the administration’s complete lack of direction on economic policy. During its two year existence, that fig leaf council has met just four times formally, and just 18 times informally for “listening and action sessions” – i.e. gobbledygook – in different locations around the country. And while President Obama has suggested that...
  • ''We Don't All Define Liberty the Same Way. . . ''

    01/27/2013 2:18:27 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 4 replies
    The Omega Letter ^ | January 26, 2013 | Jack Kinsella
    The Moocher King's second inauguration was pretty much as terrifying as was the first one. He promised to keep piling on the entitlements, cheering his constituency and further enraging the shrinking middle class that will have to pay for them, despite promises to put the entire burden on 'the rich'. "We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future," Obama said. They...
  • Radio host tricked by Onion story on drones at Obama’s inauguration

    01/27/2013 2:36:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 25, 2013 | claudinezap
    The Onion strikes again. A radio host fell for a fake story from the satirical website that showed a doctored image of a “drone flyover” on President Barack Obama’s inauguration day.
  • If Obama goes “skeet shooting all the time,” then why does Google have exactly zero pictures of it?

    01/27/2013 2:20:56 PM PST · by grundle · 77 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 27, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog If President Obama goes “skeet shooting all the time,” then why does Google have exactly zero pictures of it? President Obama recently told the New Republic:“Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.”If that’s true, then why does Google have exactly zero pictures of Obama skeet shooting?
  • Obama’s Incoherent Islamic Policy

    01/27/2013 2:17:14 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/27/2013 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    President Obama declares that, “We are not at war with Islam,” but the Islamic Quran and Sharia command that Muslims conduct jihadist war against non-Muslims to spread the religion and Sharia law worldwide. The question is why Obama maintains we are not at war with Islam, when Islam is clearly at war with the U.S.? President Barack H. Obama proclaims that the U.S. is not “at war with Islam.” The president then proceeds to draw an imaginary line between “moderate” and “radical” groups of Muslims that does not exist within the reality of Islamic “theology.” Obama claims that that there...
  • Grammy Winner Steve Vaus writes and records Gun Rights Anthem, 'COME AND TAKE IT!'

    01/27/2013 2:07:25 PM PST · by Main Street · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Steve Vaus
    Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Steve Vaus throws down the gauntlet; writes and records gun owner's 'Anthem' for the 2nd Amendment and Gun Rights, called 'COME AND TAKE IT!'
  • Media Groupies Out In The Open

    01/27/2013 12:43:30 PM PST · by Alex Baker · 3 replies
    realitybatslast ^ | January 26, 2013 | Bryce Buchanan
    The overwhelming media adulation for Hillary Clinton this week really brings into focus the fact that mainstream media is a branch of the Democrat party. They don’t attempt to hide it much any more. They are simply cheerleaders for leftists and consistent advocates of big government as the solution to all problems. As the praise was piled higher and deeper for the phenomenal job Hillary has done as Secretary of State, I wondered what world they were living in. Where, in the real world, are things better from Hillary’s efforts? Is the middle east better? Do we have better relationships...
  • Left off Bam’s train

    01/27/2013 12:28:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2013 | Michael Goodwin
    <p>A Favorite apocryphal tale goes like this: A New Jersey town where 90 percent of the residents are Irish and 10 percent Jewish had an election. The Irish candidate got 90 percent of the vote, and the Jewish candidate got 10 percent, whereupon the Irish victor celebrated by lamenting the clannishness of the Jews.</p>
  • Gun buyback in downtown Seattle draws big crowd (funded by Amazon.com)

    01/27/2013 12:19:02 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    Hundreds of people showed up Saturday morning for a gun buyback in Seattle. One man even brought a rocket launcher. He said it had already been used and could not do any harm. Mason Vranish said he bought it from a man for $100, but within seconds police took it off his hands. “Their reason was even though it was single time use item it is still military property concern that a soldier had stolen it from the base or whatever and it wasn't theirs to own... so it somehow ended up in the civilian market illegally,” said Vranish. Officers...
  • Connecticut Gun Sales Brisk, Mirroring National Trend (Up 71%)

    01/27/2013 11:50:41 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Connecticut's retail gun sales, mirroring a national trend, have been so busy that some store owners are keeping waiting lists for some firearms and noting dwindling inventory for others. "We're out of about everything," said Bob Farr, the owner of Connecticut Firearms and Tactical in Orange. He said that demand and orders picked up right after the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. "[The manufacturers] won't even give us a ship date." In December, Connecticut gun stores sold more than 19,400 firearms, according to data from the Connecticut State Police, up 71 percent from the previous...
  • Spreading the G.O.L.D.: U.S. to Spark Small Biz Growth

    01/27/2013 11:03:17 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 4 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Jan. 27, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Small businesses soon can expect a boost of support from the Obama Administration, which is launching the Growth Oriented Local Development, or GOLD, program -- in the Southeastern European nation of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Obama through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) last week alerted vendors to potential program-contracting opportunities via a presolicitation notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located during routine database research. Despite an end to civil war fifteen years ago -- and in spite of about $8 billion in post-conflict, international donor support -- that nation continues to lag "behind its neighbors’ political and economic progress," USAID...
  • Kerry Defends President Obama's Unilateral War-Making in Libya

    01/27/2013 10:33:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Forty years ago, John Kerry, currently a Democratic senator from Massachusetts and President Obama's nominee to take over as Secretary of State, denounced US bombing of Cambodia. More recently, he has excused President Obama's bombing of Libya. “How are these two instances different?” Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken) asked at Kerry's confirmation hearing. “Weren't both acts of war taken without Congressional authority? Doesn't the Constitution vest the war-making power in Congress?” “The issue is a complex one with many nuances,” Kerry replied. “In an effort to simplify it for you, let me point out that the bombing of Cambodia took place...
  • The Administration 's New Fronts in the War on Women (Clinton & Benghazi)

    01/27/2013 10:31:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, the administration that rode to a second term decrying a fictitious war on women by the opposition, opened real fronts on the war on women, perpetuating feminism's worst inconsistencies through its contradictory programs and in the words and deeds of the avatar of these inconsistencies, Hillary Clinton, the "Athena" of low information women voters. Only CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson by her persistence and competence keeps me from burying my head in shame. As the Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper noticed, there was a serious disconnect this week in the administration's approach to women. On the one hand, the president's...
  • Kissinger: Obama primed to create "New World Order"

    01/27/2013 9:30:37 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 01/06/2009 at 9:07 PM | Drew Zahn
    Conflicts across the globe and an international respect for Barack Obama have created the perfect setting for establishment of “a New World Order,” according to Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary of state under President Nixon.
  • Before He Was Overthrown and Killed...Gaddafi Warned Jihadists Would Conquer N. Africa

    01/27/2013 8:37:32 AM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The National Post ^ | Friday, January 25, 2013 | Scott Barber
    Full headline: Before he was overthrown and killed, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi warned jihadists would conquer northern Africa During the dying days of his four decade rule, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi cast an ominous prophecy. If his regime fell, jihadists would subjugate northern Africa, inflicting widespread violence and terror. “Al-Qaeda considers all the people to be infidels,” Mr. Gaddafi declared in a speech weeks before NATO began its military intervention in Libya. “They deem all people their enemies. They know nothing but killing.” The Islamists would pour in from Afghanistan, Algeria, and Egypt, he warned, saying, “These are beasts with...
  • Obama Impersonator Shocks Crowds

    01/27/2013 8:04:52 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 15 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | January 24, 2013 | Reggie Brown
    The guy is pretty good. It's too bad that there's nothing funny or quirky about Barack Obama that one could parody.
  • Team Arpaio: New Evidence Will Convince Greatest Skeptic Document Is 100% Forgery

    01/27/2013 7:25:19 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 223 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Unattributed/Mike Zullo
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lead Obama investigator Mike Zullo appeared on Carl Gallups' radio show Freedom Friday. Zullo repeated that the Obama investigation never stopped and that the only thing that stopped is the media coverage around the investigation.... Zullo says; "We are so convinced... let me go out on limb... I am going to put my reputation out there that we have evidence beyond a reasonable doubt--the higher standard--beyond a reasonable doubt that this document is an utter forgery." Zullo also says; "the evidence we have acquired, new found evidence that we have never made public at any point in...
  • 'Hot' Guns Fueling Crime, US Study Says (Captain Obvious to the rescue!)

    01/27/2013 6:56:25 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    Christmas is the one day of the year that Wal-Mart is closed, but for a group of four New Mexico burglars, it was the perfect time to stop in for some firearms. Video surveillance cameras caught the masked burglars red-handed, stealing rifle after rifle. Police arrested the four men, and were able to recover the guns. But all too often, stolen weapons end up in the hands of criminals. The New Mexico caper is part of a flood of gun thefts nationwide. And it's not only commercial gun dealers vulnerable to theft. Guns are a top target for home burglars...
  • Businesses struggle to keep up as gun sales skyrocket

    01/27/2013 6:51:48 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    Assault rifles have become hot ticket items as gun control talks amp up. “It’s tremendous, the increase in sales that we’ve had, we’ve increased ammo sales, AR-15s, you name it,” Larry’s Gun Shop representative Ron Abernathy said. Stores statewide are struggling to keep up with the rush. Even ammunition has been hard to come by as gun owners stockpile supplies. “There’s a lot of people that are scared [they won’t be able to buy, following new gun control regulations], and that’s a lot of the reason for ammo being scarce and hard to find,” Abernathy said.
  • 37 Statistics Which Show How Four Years Of Obama Have Wrecked The U.S. Economy

    01/27/2013 6:12:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/25/2013 | Michael Snyder
    The mainstream media covered the inauguration of Barack Obama with breathless anticipation on Monday, but should we really be celebrating another four years of Obama? The truth is that the first four years of Obama were an absolute train wreck for the U.S. economy. Over the past four years, the percentage of working age Americans with a job has fallen, median household income has declined by more than $4000, poverty in the U.S. has absolutely exploded and our national debt has ballooned to ridiculous proportions. Of course all of the blame for the nightmarish performance of the economy should...
  • Obama says he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’ at Camp David

    01/27/2013 5:18:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama says he regularly skeet shoots at Camp David and called on gun-control proponents to “do a little more listening” to gun owners in the national debate over firearms. In an interview with The New Republic posted on Sunday Obama said that he and guests “do skeet shooting all the time” at the presidential retreat and said he understood why many rural voters were protective of their gun-ownership rights. “Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations,”...
  • Obama's Abuse of Power (ruling potentially invalidates dozens of NLRB decisions)

    01/27/2013 3:55:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Meantime, the ruling potentially invalidates dozens of NLRB decisions since the illegal recess appointments were made. A similar mess occurred in 2010 when the Supreme Court ruled in New Process Steel v. NLRB that some 600 decisions made by the NLRB without a three-member quorum were invalid. The decision also means that Mr. Cordray has no authority to run the consumer financial bureau, which has been busy issuing thousands of pages of regulations since he was illegally imposed in the job. Mr. Obama renominated Mr. Cordray this week, which is an insult to the Senate and after this ruling to...
  • Yes, He Can: Twenty Ways Obama Can Use Executive Power to Push a Progressive Agenda

    01/26/2013 9:47:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Nation ^ | The February 11, 2013 Issue | The Editors
    When President Obama announced his sweeping new plan for preventing gun violence on January 16, it included no fewer than twenty-three “executive actions,” in addition to a series of legislative proposals. The message was clear: in the face of congressional intransigence—on gun control and beyond—Obama will push changes through the executive branch that he believes to be for the good of the country. “Congress too must act, and Congress must act soon,” Obama said, while making it clear that the White House will not wait for the GOP-controlled House. It was not the first time the president has flexed his...
  • Obama Off To A Slow Start In Capitol Hill Gun Campaign

    01/26/2013 8:20:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Stanton
    President Barack Obama's campaign operation appeared to be getting off to a shakey start Friday, sending out an ill-timed email calling on millions of supporters to flood the Capitol Hill switchboard with calls supporting gun control. Call in campaigns can be a powerful tool in lobbying Congress: when done right, lawmakers' offices are inundated with thousands of constituents demanding to speak with the senator or congresswoman about a particular issue. Well-orchestrated campaigns can even result in the congressional switchboard going down for hours at a time, disrupting everyday life in the Capitol and giving everyone in the building a sense...
  • Guns are Just the Latest Symptom of the Right's Anti-Obama Delusion

    01/26/2013 5:41:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | January 19, 2013 | Rmuse
    There is an epidemic taking hold in America that appears immune to intervention or therapy, and despite the best effort of the nation’s brightest minds to find a cure, it seems likely to remain virulent, but limited to a particular segment of the population for the foreseeable future. The disease’s symptoms are beliefs with the strong conviction despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and unlike beliefs based on confabulation, faulty or incomplete information, there are no known remedies for delusion. Unlike most severe mental disorders, this epidemic has a traceable beginning and a very predictable demise, but that is little...
  • Why Fox News dropped Sarah Palin [Palin dropped Fox]

    01/26/2013 4:34:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 238 replies
    The Christain Science Monitor ^ | January 26, 2013 | Brad Knickerbocker
    When the history of US politics in the early 21st century is written, two figures will stand out: Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. The election of Mr. Obama to the highest elective office – the first African-American to win the presidency – did not necessarily signal a new era of post-racial politics. But coming just a generation after federal troops in the South (and a federal judge in Boston) were necessary to desegregate public schools, it was a huge milestone. Sarah Palin was not the first woman to win a major political party’s vice presidential nomination; that was US Rep....
  • Obama wants country to appreciate Hillary

    01/26/2013 2:28:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    politico ^ | 1/25/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    "Well, the main thing is I just wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you, because I think Hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we've had," he said during the sitdown with "60 Minutes." "It has been a great collaboration over the last four years. "I'm going to miss her, wish she was sticking around but she has logged in so many miles I can't begrudge her wanting to take it easy for a little bit," he said. "But I want the country to appreciate what an extraordinary role she's played during...
  • PALIN: 'WE HAVEN'T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!'—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

    01/26/2013 2:25:41 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 150 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Saturday January 26, 2012
    PALIN: 'WE HAVEN'T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!'—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BREITBART NEWS What's Next: Short term: I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism. That means broadening our audience. I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation. We can't just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience. Focus...
  • Obama has hijacked the American Revolution

    01/26/2013 2:24:43 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 1/24/2013 | Buchanan, Pat
    “Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality,” ran the eight-column banner in which the Washington Post captured the essence of Obama’s second inaugural. There he declared: “What binds this nation together … what makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago.” Obama then quoted our Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit...
  • Democrats Crank Up Death Panel Talk Following Obama Win

    01/26/2013 1:23:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | January 1, 2013 | Kurt Nimmo
    Now that Obama has secured another four years in the White House, it is time for the administration to crank out more Obamacare propaganda, specifically arguments about the cost ineffectiveness of keeping old people alive. Enter the internet’s liberal bellwether, Salon.com. Earlier today, the website posted an article by Matthew Yglesias, a blogger and Democrat operative who spent time at the Soros’ project, ThinkProgress. According to Yglesias, old folks are “the key issue in the federal budget” and their welfare accounts “for the remarkable lack of apparent cost effectiveness of the American health care system.” “When the patient is already...
  • Inaugural Address Redefines Basic Freedoms

    01/26/2013 1:16:12 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Urging that “we break free of the archaic notions of our nation's so-called 'Founding Fathers,'” President Barack Obama launched his second term with a stirring call to “update our concepts to fit our modern circumstances.” The President maintained that “the Founders' original idea that 'liberty' means freedom from government abuses and usurpations has no relevance today. Our government does not usurp our rights. The people elect their rulers and expect them to create the kind of rights appropriate to the world we live in now.” “How much liberty does a person have if he lacks the will or ability to...
  • 60 Minutes "SMOOCHES" Obama & Hillary: Investigative Journalists NOT!

    01/26/2013 11:00:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-26-2013 | MOTUS
    You’ve probably heard that Big Guy needs a new secretary. So why did Steve Kroft invite him to come on the 60 Minutes show with his old secretary – and not even ask him if he’s posted the opening yet?     60 Minutes? 60 Minutes the premier “investigative journalism” program? What are they investigating? The role of the U.S. in the rise of the Arab Spring? The U.S. role in the resurgence of al Qaeda in the Middle East?  The State Department’s complicity in Fast and Furious, the failed plan to get guns out of the hands of bitter...
  • Should Obama violate the Constitution to protect it?

    01/26/2013 9:12:19 AM PST · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    msnbc ^ | january 14, 2013 | Faiven Feshazion
    Our government is guided by the U.S. Constitution, the vital document created over 200 years ago that includes founding ideals which protect civil liberties of Americans. With the help of appointed and elected government officials, the United States runs on a set of unchangeable principles and carefully added amendments. Recently, the debt ceiling debate called into question the Constitution and how the president’s power is demarcated in the original text. The issue lies in whether or not President Obama should bypass Congress and make the executive decision to raise the spending limit. It is not unprecedented to violate the Constitution...
  • NOEL CANNING v. NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

    01/26/2013 8:09:20 AM PST · by libstripper · 4 replies
    amazonaws.com (D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals) ^ | January 25, 2013 | D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
    SENTELLE, Chief Judge: Noel Canning petitions for review of a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”)decision finding that Noel Canning violated section 8(a)(1) and (5) of the National Labor Relations Act . . .