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  • Feds accused of fomenting 'blood in our streets'

    01/30/2013 11:42:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | January 29, 2013 | Taylor Rose
    'God, Guns and Constitution' leader fears 'civil unrest' coming WASHINGTON – The highest levels of the U.S. government are fomenting “civil unrest” that soon could leave “blood in our streets,” a key Christian pastor said Tuesday at a pro-Second Amendment rally in Washington. Rev. William Owens Jr., director of community outreach for the Coalition of African-American Pastors and leader of God, Guns & the Constitution, said America has in many ways has passed the point of no return and its citizens will have to be “chastised” before they awaken to the reality of their situation. His goal now is “strengthening...
  • MILLER: The cop-killer bullet myth - Politicians go after ammunition as a sneaky way to get your gun

    01/30/2013 1:20:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Emily Miller
    <p>Give the administration credit for its creativity. The theatrical show President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are putting on in their effort to foist gun control on the public disguises a more subtle push to disarm America in the name of protecting cops. On Monday, Mr. Obama invited police chiefs from towns that have had mass shootings to the White House for a discussion on firearms and, more importantly, a photo opportunity.</p>
  • President Obama’s popularity surges to three-year high (From Washington Post)

    01/30/2013 12:09:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/30/2013 | Scott Clement and Aaron Blake
    President Obama is riding a wave of personal popularity into his second term, with his highest favorability ratings since his first year in office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.Fully 60 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Obama in the new poll, up slightly from October but a clear shift in opinion from an election year in which his ratings hovered in the mid-to-low 50s. And by 39 percent to 26 percent, the president now has more “strongly” positive ratings than strongly negative reviews, breaking a two-year stretch in which intense opposition was on par...
  • NLRB Appointments Ruled Unconstitutional

    01/30/2013 11:04:40 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama’s “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board last January were invalid. The decision effectively nullifies every action taken by the NLRB over the last year. The Obama Administration is expected to appeal the Court’s decision, alleging that “the pro forma sessions convened by the Senate to avoid being in a ‘recess status’ were a sham aimed at denying the President the opportunity to make valid recess appointments as provided for in the Constitution.” The fact that the Senate is controlled by the...
  • Obama's Keynesian Economy Failure!!!

    01/30/2013 9:50:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-30-2013 | MOTUS
    News Alert: Economy Shrinks in the Fourth Quarter, 2012 – unexpectedly, of course. Big Guy, Te’oing the Recovery What? I thought we would be in the middle of a massive Keynesian recovery by now; that’s what swept Big Guy to reelection, right? I guess the the economy in retrograde is good news for Senator Mary “I am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control, despite what you hear on Fox News”  Landrieu, however. Although it looks like we may have a bigger problem than Fox News, this latest economic report...
  • A Less Obvious Reason Why GOP Should Cave on Obama’s Immigration Plan: It’s Conservative

    01/30/2013 8:51:39 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | 30 January 2013 | Ron Fournier
    For all the talk about President Obama’s liberalism, his immigration agenda is the last thing you might expect: conservative. His enemies might deny it. His staff might not recognize it. But the argument Obama presented Tuesday for a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants is rooted in economic and social conservatism. First, in a Las Vegas address that included the words “economy” or “economic” 10 times, Obama argued that immigration fuels corporate innovation. “It keeps our workforce young. It keeps our country on the cutting edge,” he said. “And it’s helped build the greatest economic engine the world...
  • White House blames ‘fiscal cliff’ fight, Sandy for GDP decline

    01/30/2013 8:05:45 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 January 2013 | Dave Boyer
    The White House on Wednesday blamed a surprising economic decline in the fourth quarter of 2012 on the uncertainty of the ‘fiscal cliff’ feud with Congress and the effects of Superstorm Sandy. Alan Krueger, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, said the first contraction of the GDP in 3˝ years was partly because “federal defense spending declined precipitously, likely due to uncertainty stemming from the sequester” — deep automatic defense and non-defense spending cuts that were narrowly avoided at the end of last year. He also said Sandy, which struck the East Coast in late October, “disrupted economic...
  • 10:00 AM ET – WATCH LIVE Senate Judiciary hearing on gun violence

    01/30/2013 7:10:25 AM PST · by blueyon · 125 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/30/2013 | The Right Scoop
    According to CNN, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly and the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre will testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on America’s gun violence crisis. You can watch it below. It begins at 10:00 AM ET.
  • No 'Playing Gotcha' With Obama

    01/30/2013 5:57:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Did you see that hard-hitting report on "60 Minutes" Sunday, the one that charged that one of our nation's most famous leaders and role models is a shameless liar, a ruthless intimidator and even "incinerator" of enemies, a man who operates like the Mafia? No, that wasn't the interview with Barack Obama alongside Hillary Clinton. It was an interview later in the same show about the drug-enhanced bicyclist Lance Armstrong. That's CBS News for you -- a guy who pedals a bike through France is hammered as if he is the most powerful man in the world, while the most...
  • Exclusive: U.S. bishops say they’re willing to ‘go to jail’ over HHS mandate

    01/30/2013 5:26:02 AM PST · by NYer · 113 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 29, 2013 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Archbishop-elect Alexander Sample speaks with John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews' editor-in-chief WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As the Obama administration and the U.S. Bishops remain locked in battle over the HHS mandate, the question on the minds of many observers is: what lengths are the bishops willing to go to to oppose the mandate? The prelates LifeSiteNews spoke to after the Vigil Mass for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 24th indicated that they intend to do everything they can to oppose the mandate, including risking imprisonment if necessary. "I would be willing to go to jail in defense of religious...
  • Obama Uses Failing High School as Backdrop for Immigration Speech (Very Appropriate, eh?)

    01/30/2013 5:21:12 AM PST · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/30/13 | b shapiro
    President Obama, looking for a high school with a majority Hispanic population to use as a backdrop for his demagogic speech on immigration reform, settled on Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, the same children to whom Obama spoke of opportunity are deprived of it at Del Sol, which dramatically underachieves academically. According to Del Sol’s 2010-2011 School Accountability Summary Report, 54% of Hispanic students attending Del Sol were “non-proficient” in math. The school lags behind both the statewide standards and the standards of the school district on reading, writing, and mathematics; just 27% of the school...
  • Obama Claims Adding 11 Million Low-Skilled Workers Will Strengthen the Middle Class

    01/30/2013 4:10:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    They’re not contributing members. They take away jobs from Americans, leech off the social benefits system and commit a number of crimes besides the whole “illegal entry” deal. Jails tend to be full of illegal aliens for a reason. "Every day, like the rest of us, they go out and try to earn a living. Often they do that in a shadow economy — a place where employers may offer them less than the minimum wage or make them work overtime without extra pay. And when that happens, it’s not just bad for them, it’s bad for the entire economy....
  • Only Rebellion Can Save America

    01/27/2013 4:18:28 PM PST · by Codetrader · 187 replies
    New York Daily Sun ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Lawrence Sellin
    Only Rebellion Can Save America The US federal government has strayed so far from the Constitution and the rule of law that it can now be considered rogue and illegitimate. Written by Lawrence Sellin The thoroughly irresponsible rate of government spending projected over the next twenty-five years will drive federal debt to unsustainable levels. The country is heading for a financial meltdown and economic ruin. The Republican Party is inept and impotent and cannot provide the necessary political opposition to the crimes and unconstitutional policies of the Obama regime or stand against the rampant voter fraud which is now polluting...
  • The ONLY Question About Immigration Reform That Matters...

    01/30/2013 2:21:25 AM PST · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Graham
    There is one question, and only one question, that you should ask President Obama or U.S. Sen. John McCain about their amnesty — sorry, their “pathway to citizenship” — immigration reform proposals: If every illegal immigrant were granted instant citizenship this Monday, what would happen to the illegal immigrant who slips across the border on Tuesday? We all know the answer already: Nothing. Everything you’re hearing in both Obama and Senate proposals about “heightened border security” and “unmanned drones” is three-card-Monte stuff. Obama, who helped kill an immigration reform deal in 2007 authored by U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, isn’t interested...
  • HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CALLS BENGHAZI REPORT 'INCOMPLETE'

    01/30/2013 2:18:33 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    www.Breitbart.com ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | Kerry Picket
    ... According to a press release, three Congressional leaders sent a letter on Monday night to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, seeking documents related to the Dept. of State's Accountability Review Board (ARB) report on the failures that led to the attack that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. "Unfortunately, the ARB did not address some important questions about the attacks in Benghazi, which we believe may contain crucial lessons learned for other U.S. facilities abroad to follow,”the letter states, citingthe board’s failure to interview the Secretary and key deputies, a lack...
  • How President Obama Lost His Shirt to John Boehner

    01/29/2013 8:52:31 PM PST · by TheRhinelander · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/29/2013 | Ralph Benko
    The House, under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, has precipitated a postponement in the debt ceiling fight until May. This represents a strategic choice by Boehner to make the Sequester fight, not the debt ceiling fight, the next major engagement. Much of the mainstream media now is accusing Congress of “kicking the can down the road.” They are missing the strategic implications. In retrospect, at the Battle at Fiscal Cliff, Boehner took President Obama to the cleaners. He did it suavely, without histrionics. While Obama churlishly, and in a politically amateurish manner, publicly strutted about having forced the Republicans...
  • Obama Job Approval Rating Lower than Nixon´s

    01/29/2013 9:02:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 1/29/13 | AWR Hawkins
    According to Gallup, President Obama is tied with George W. Bush for most unpopular re-elected president since Gallup began measuring presidential job-approval in 1945. In fact, Gallup found that apart from Bush, "every president...has had a higher job-approval rating in the January following his reelection than Obama has." Obama´s approval rating is at 52. Think about it this way--following reelection, President Reagan´s approval numbers beat Obama´s by 11 points, President Eisenhower´s beat Obama´s by 21, and a much-derided Republican President named Richard Nixon
  • Obama: Unless you were a Native American, you came from someplace else

    01/29/2013 8:39:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 138 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/13 | Charlie Spiering
    This afternoon in Las Vegas, President Obama reminded most American citizens that they were descended from immigrants themselves. Obama warned that the issue was an emotional one, but that it was important for Americans to not view it as “us versus them.” “It’s really important to remember our history,” Obama continued. “Unless you were one of the first Americans, a Native American, you came from someplace else, somebody brought you,” he said
  • Sessions: Obama Immigration Enforcement Chief Must Resign

    01/29/2013 6:11:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/29/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director John Morton. “Last year, I joined with my colleagues at a press conference with the top representatives of the nation’s rank-and-file immigration law enforcement officers,” Sessions said on Tuesday. “The president with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office and the Border Patrol. Those associations or unions elected to serve as the voice of their fellow officers gave a chilling report at that press conference right over in the Senate building with several other senators. They gave a chilling report about the administration’s systemic...
  • Obama approves $155 million more in aid to Syrian people

    01/29/2013 6:08:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/29/13
    **SNIP** The president says that he is "under no illusions" about the situation in Syria, where government forces and rebel groups have clashed for two years. But he says Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime continues to weaken and will eventually come to an end.
  • Barack Obama finally embraces Supply Side Economics – but adds just a wee hint of redistribution

    01/29/2013 5:24:35 PM PST · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-29-13 | Vince
    Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report that said that the labor force participation rate (LFPR) dropped to 63.6%, the lowest rate since Jimmy Carter was in office. Essentially that means that of the population of 16 year and older, 37.4% of them decided not to work or not to seek work. That’s 88.8 million people! To put that in perspective, when George Bush took office the LFPR was 67.2% and eight years later it was 1.5% lower at 65.7%. It has dropped 2.1% in Barack Obama’s first four years, the most precipitous drop in workforce participation...
  • NAACP president: Black people worse off under Obama

    01/29/2013 4:30:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    washington times ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous said Sunday, perhaps unwittingly, that black Americans “are doing far worse” than when President Obama first took office. “The country’s back to pretty much where it was when this president started,” Mr. Jealous told MSNBC host David Gregory on “Meet the Press.” “White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.”
  • NRA officials counter "bogus surveys " about the group's membership

    01/29/2013 4:17:40 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    Here's what the NRA members said: 93 percent oppose a law requiring gun owners to register with the federal government. 92 percent oppose gun confiscation via mandatory buy-back laws. 92 percent oppose a federal law banning the sale of firearms between private citizens. 91 percent of support laws keeping firearms away from the mentally ill. 89 percent oppose banning semi-automatic firearms, often "mistakenly called assault rifles." 82 percent approve of the idea of "qualified armed security professionals in every school." 79 percent agree that President Obama's "balanced approach" to guns means regulations that "will take away our 2nd Amendment rights."...
  • Guess What: Obama’s Having a Hard Time Finding Anyone to Serve on That So-Called ‘Death Panel’

    01/29/2013 4:11:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Becket Adams
    The 15-member Independent Payment Advisory Board (i.e. the so-called “death panel”) included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) has run into a bit of problem: Very few want to join. Jonathan Gruber, for example, helped lay the groundwork for Massachusetts’ health-care law and played an important role in making “Obamacare” the law of the land. So you’d think he’d be an obvious choice for the panel, right? “No way,” he said, according to the Washington Post. “Maybe if it was a part-time gig. But full time? I can’t see it.” And he’s not alone. “It is supposed...
  • Layoffs at Kapolei Golf Club - Whatever will King Obama do?

    01/29/2013 3:54:21 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    khon ^ | 1/28/2013
    The Kapolei Golf Club laid off 14 out of 110 employed at the course recently. The employees were from various departments. "After careful consideration and full review of operations, we had to make the difficult decision of reducing our staff at Kapolei Golf Club," said Micah Kane, chief operating officer of Pacific Links Hawaii, in a statement. "This shift enables Pacific Links Hawai'i to operate at optimal efficiency and better provide the high quality of service that our customers have come to expect and solidify the future of our remaining employees. We do not anticipate any further staff cuts." Other...
  • 7-Year-Old Asks Obama, “Please Change the Law Killing Babies” [Full Text]

    01/29/2013 3:33:26 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | January 29, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    Okay, everybody who reads NRL News Today knows I am a sucker for kids in general, little kids in particular. Over the weekend, National Right to Life received by email a letter Alexander G. had written to President Obama.His mom wroteGood morning,My 7 year old son was inspired to write a letter to the President requesting “to make a new law that will protect the babies”. I can only imagine the amount of correspondence you are receiving daily; however, with my wonderful and hopeful boy standing right behind me at the moment, I am humbly asking you to please read...
  • Why Clinton and Biden Won't Run in 2016: Speculation is rampant, but will probably lead nowhere

    01/29/2013 2:16:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jill Lawrence
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and Joe Biden won’t be running for president in 2016--bet on it. I already have, and I’m going to owe a lot of people dinner if I’m wrong. Not to spoil anybody’s fun, but all of this speculation will probably lead nowhere. I’m going to explain my reasoning and then try very hard to refrain from writing anything more about this until, well, at least six months from now. The most obvious factor militating against runs by these Democratic power players is their age. Biden would turn 74 right after Election Day 2016, and Clinton would turn...
  • Obama admin approves sale of sensitive military technology to China

    01/29/2013 2:00:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    human events ^ | January 29, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    A Chinese company will take charge of sensitive military and battery technology following the Treasury Department’s decision on Tuesday to permit the sale of a U.S. company that was bankrolled with tax dollars to the Shanghai-based Wanxiang firm. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approved the $256 million sale of A123 Systems’ operation, despite warnings from military insiders and lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the sale presents a danger to national security. A123 Systems, which went bankrupt despite the Obama administrations’ $249 million in green energy funding to produce advanced lithium ion batteries, controls 91 patents...
  • Skeeter? A CNN Journalist Did a Segment Insinuating Obama’s Lying About His Shooting

    01/29/2013 1:05:03 PM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    If there are truthers and birthers, should there now be a new term for those who are doubting President Obama’s claim that he goes skeet shooting “all the time”? And should that term be “skeeters”? If so, count CNN’s rising young star Erin Burnett among the gadflies. During a segment on Monday night, Burnett took over two minutes to dissect the president’s shooting claim — and she found it wanting. “Obama the skeet shooter,” she began. “Yeah, I’m not making this up. I mean, if someone is, it isn’t me.” She then played the clip of CNN’s Jessica Yellin confronting...
  • Obama vs. Fox News -- behind the White House strategy to delegitimize a news organization

    01/29/2013 12:44:05 PM PST · by Jonah Vark · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Kirsten Powers
    There is no war on terror for the Obama White House, but there is one on Fox News. In a recent interview with The New Republic, President Obama was back to his grousing about the one television news outlet in America that won’t fall in line and treat him as emperor. Discussing breaking Washington's partisan gridlock, the president told TNR,"If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News...for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it." Alas, the president loves to whine about the media meanies at...
  • WHEN WILL IT BE ENOUGH!!!!

    01/29/2013 12:13:00 PM PST · by 7thson · 13 replies
    This is just a general rant about the person occupying the White House. When will it be enough! I read in the Examiner this morning that he says Miami won the NBA Championship because they played against him. I know he supposed to be cracking a joke but good golly, does it always have to be about him? Does anyone not see this narcissism? Then there is a story about his take on football, about how unsafe it is. And players agree with this guy and fall all over themselves because if the president talks about it, then it must...
  • Obama on Immigration Reform (Live Thread)

    Didn't see this posted....but was wondering if anyone is watching/listening? I was listening to Rush, but he was cut off for this pandering...ugh
  • What's Next for Sarah Palin After the Break With Fox News?

    01/29/2013 11:46:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 29, 2013 | Shushannah Walshe
    Sarah Palin's break up with Fox News should not have been, well, breaking news, as she had publicly complained in August on Facebook that the network had canceled her appearances at the Republican National Convention. And going back even further, Palin didn't give Fox the scoop in October 2011 when she announced she wasn't going to run for president. Still, the news of the Fox split overtook Twitter and the news cycle by storm. One thing I've learned in my years covering Palin, which began on Aug. 29, 2008, when Sen. John McCain stunned the country by selecting her as...
  • Obama ‘The Peaceful’ To Keep Gitmo Open

    01/29/2013 11:33:22 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-29-13 | Curt
    Drones over sovereign countries killing innocentsGoing to war without Congressional approval. Assassinating American citizens. And now Gitmo to remain open for business. The State Department on Monday reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and will not replace him, according to an internal personnel announcement. Mr. Fried’s office is being closed, and his former responsibilities will be “assumed” by the office of the department’s legal adviser, the notice said. The announcement that no senior official in President Obama’s second term will succeed Mr. Fried in working primarily on diplomatic issues pertaining to repatriating...
  • John Boehner … super-genius?

    01/29/2013 11:18:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 29, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    So argues Ralph Benko at Forbes, in a column yesterday that takes a (ahem) different view of the strategies employed by the House Republican caucus and the Speaker over the last few weeks. Benko may score on a few of his points, too: In retrospect, at the Battle at Fiscal Cliff, Boehner took President Obama to the cleaners. He did it suavely, without histrionics. While Obama churlishly, and in a politically amateurish manner, publicly strutted about having forced the Republicans to raise tax rates on “the wealthiest Americans” Boehner, quietly, was pocketing his winnings. Dazzled by Obama’s Ozymandias-scale sneer most...
  • It is time. My opus

    01/28/2013 8:10:56 PM PST · by Melas · 543 replies
    Self | 1-28-2013 | melas
    While the title says it all, I thought a goodbye was in order. While I've been a FReeper for well over a decade, I must declare that it is time to part ways. While I have the greatest respect for a great many of you, the days where I can in good conscience remain silent about the issues that set me apart from the rest of FReeperdom have past. For clarity, or perhaps catharsis, I'm not entirely certain which, I'll lay them out on the table an call the ZOT™ down upon myself. The racism: I just can't handle it...
  • U.S Gives Bailed Out Cos Millions in “Shameful” Bonuses

    01/29/2013 10:13:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 29, 2013
    While American taxpayers bail out failing companies via the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), behind the scenes the Obama Treasury Department is awarding their top executives with millions of dollars in raises even though Congress passed a law forbidding it. It’s an inconceivable scheme that rewards bad behavior with big bucks from taxpayers who have no say in the matter. In fact, the U.S. Treasury was forced by Congress to create rules against it yet a new federal audit reveals the agency repeatedly violates them to enrich the very people responsible for the companies’ failures (and need for...
  • Obama Czar Rattner Decries 'Climate-Change Deniers'—But Flies Big Private Jet

    01/29/2013 9:07:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I hate to criticize a fellow pilot, but when one engages in such sky-high hypocrisy, well . . . On Morning Joe today, former Obama car czar Steve Rattner, a very successful hedge fund manager, decried "climate-change denier[s]." This is the same Rattner who, at last report, owned a "15,000-square-foot mansion on Martha’s Vineyard, to which [he] flies regularly on a Dassault Falcon 2000 jet [see file photo] he pilots himself." Rattner wrung his hands over the fact that we're "putting millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere every day." But just earlier this week, the New York Times...
  • No Deal - Obama: No Border Security Before Path to Citizenship

    01/29/2013 10:07:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/29/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama is set to reject the key compromise at the heart of a bipartisan deal on immigration reform announced by eight Senators yesterday. The president, who will deliver an address later today in Las Vegas, NV outlining his own immigration ideas, is reported to oppose linking a “path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants, a Democrat demand, to stronger law enforcement and better border security, a Republican demand. The president will apparently argue that the administration has met reasonable goals on enforcing current immigration legislation, and that additional security will merely create new obstacles to legalizing the roughly 12...
  • [Ed Rendell says] Never Let a Dead Child Go to Waste

    01/29/2013 9:50:51 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/29/12 | William A Levinson
    Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Cuomo, and their cohorts followed Rahm Emanuel's advice to "never let a good crisis go to waste" when they used the Sandy Hook shooting to renew their assault on the Bill of Rights. Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell added, in effect, that one should never let a dead child go to waste if one can exploit him or her for political gain. "...the GOOD THING about Newtown is, it was so HORRIFIC that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity...
  • Obama to "regulate" inter-state gun sales, "limit" use of lead in ammunition

    01/29/2013 8:19:16 AM PST · by pabianice · 101 replies
    Fox News Channel | 1/29/13
    Breaking... Obama is tripling-down on gun control via executive orders. Sounds like the Class 03 FFL/C&R will be limited or abolished. Will seek to erase the limit on the EPA's regulating lead bullets. Here it comes, unless the Repubs do something.
  • Rubio blasts Obama for resistance to border security provision in immigration plan

    01/29/2013 8:18:51 AM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/29/2013 | fox news
    Hours before President Obama is set to deliver a major immigration speech, a key Republican senator blasted the president for reportedly opposing a requirement to shore up border security before legalizing up to 11 million illegal immigrants. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., one of four Republican senators involved in a bipartisan effort to craft immigration reform legislation, warned the president Tuesday against taking such a position. It was the first sign since the senators unveiled their guidelines a day earlier of friction between the two efforts. "I think that would be a terrible mistake," Rubio told Fox News. "We have a...
  • Aide to Egyptian President Morsi claims Holocaust a U.S. hoax

    01/29/2013 8:15:45 AM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/29/2013 | By Paul Alster
    A key figure in Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's government called the Holocaust a hoax cooked up by U.S. intelligence operatives and claimed the 6 million Jews who were killed by Nazis simply moved to the U.S. The outrageous claims, by Fathi Shihab-Eddim, a senior figure close to President Morsi who is now responsible for appointing the editors of all state-run Egyptian newspapers, came as the world marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, and also as the U.S. continues to assess its relationship with the increasingly radical Arab state. “The myth of the Holocaust is an industry that America invented,”...
  • The Great Divider

    01/29/2013 7:47:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Ken Hoagland
    All those Americans who hoped that in victory a magnanimous President would move toward reconciliation of a divided people were bitterly disappointed by Barack Obama’s inaugural speech. In yet another partisan campaign speech, Mr. Obama suggested that he holds all those who disagree with his views to be malevolent saboteurs who must be run over. Did he characterize the profound differences of opinion on the role of government as inspired by love of country? No. He essentially told America that he holds nearly half of the nation’s citizens in utter contempt. Such arrogance is not leadership; it is so...
  • Farrakhan: Right To Bear Arms An Outdated Concept

    01/29/2013 7:28:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    CBS DC ^ | Jan 28, 2013
    Farrakhan: Right To Bear Arms An Outdated Concept January 28, 2013 10:37 AM Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan released a sermon ridiculing The Second Amendment in modern society, and Americans’ distaste for their government. WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – In the third installment of his 52-week sermon series, Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, ridiculed the “volatile” American right to own weapons. On Sunday, Farrakhan continued “The Time and What Must Be Done” sermon series by stating that Americans are increasingly angry at the government, and are simultaneously preparing themselves for war. Farrakhan went on to say that the...
  • Skeptical congresswoman challenges Obama to skeet shooting match

    01/29/2013 6:43:49 AM PST · by libstripper · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    It's about time for some bipartisan...skeet shooting? Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, joined a chorus of skeptics who questioned President Barack Obama's recent comments about his hobby of skeet shooting, a sport where participants fire shotguns to break airborne clay disks. "If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn't he referenced this at any point in time?" Blackburn said Monday on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront." "I tell you what I do think," she later added. "I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I'll go skeet...
  • Not to Call Names, But... (If the Shoe fits, wear it)

    01/29/2013 6:42:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Somewhere in our president's short inaugural address last week (it only seemed long), our newly re-elected chief executive paused to deliver a pious little sermon on the evils of name-calling -- and for good measure, the evils of delay, spectacle and absolutism, too. The Rev. Obama crammed all those sins into a couple of sentences that might have passed for a mini-homily from some less-gifted televangelist: "For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate." Well said, at least for an...
  • The Obama Inaugural Address

    01/29/2013 6:03:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    To understand leftism, the most dynamic religion of the last hundred years, you have to understand how the left thinks. The 2013 inaugural address of President Barack Obama provides one such opportunity. --"What makes us exceptional -- what makes us American -- is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: '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 of happiness.'" What American does not resonate to a...
  • Obama to Fly Over 9 Hours Just for Speech on Immigration The speech and photo-op will cost

    01/28/2013 10:18:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/28/13 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama will fly over 9 hours tomorrow, round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Nevada, just to deliver a speech on immigration, according to the president's White House schedule. With Air Force One estimated to cost $182,000 per hour in flight, Obama's trip--that is, only his travel to and from Vegas--will cost taxpayers over $1.6 million. Obama has no other public events scheduled in Las Vegas but his immigration speech. "In the morning, the President will depart the White House en route Las Vegas, Nevada. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at McCarran International Airport...
  • Business world bracing for flood of new regulations from Obama

    01/28/2013 7:39:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The Hill has bad news for businessmen as the second term of Barack Obama begins, and … more bad news. First, businesses foresee a flood of regulations as Obama uses the executive branch to push an agenda that has no chance of getting through Congress: President Obama has begun to wield the power of the executive to press forward with a second-term agenda that delights the left and terrifies the right.When he said "we must act" in his inaugural address last week, liberals cheered him on, and conservatives saw that the electoral earthquake of November is likely to be followed...