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  • Top Obama Economic Aide Cuts and Pastes His Statements

    02/04/2013 7:45:10 AM PST · by Hoodat · 8 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 4, 2013, 8:40 am | Keith Koffler
    White House Council of Economic Adviser Chair Alan Krueger has begun his monthly statements on the nation’s employment situation with nearly the exact same sentences almost every month since November 2011, just after he was installed as one of Obama’s most senior economic advisers. With the exception of some variation in the May 2012 statement, Krueger has mailed it in every month, not bothering to change a thing in the opening lines of his commentary on the statistic that is perhaps more important to Americans. Krueger’s statements are released by the White House the morning the latest employment numbers become...
  • America Gets 'Te'o'd' by Obama (The hoax is on us)

    02/04/2013 6:57:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2013 | Scott Mayer
    It's easy to understand why the mainstream media ran with the heart wrenching story about Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o's "dead girlfriend" as well as the other conflicting stories about the couple's "relationship" without engaging in actual journalism. The story happened to fit within the approved media template and didn't require any further manufacturing. But with President Obama, the MSM must work overtime to positively spin everything he says or does before it is passed on to the public as objective "news." It finally took a member of the new media -- Deadspin -- to do some actual investigative...
  • The Canary in the Culture (HHS mandate shows how Obama's government defines everyone's morality)

    02/04/2013 6:53:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2013 | Tom Trinko
    In the olden days miners brought canaries into mines because canaries were very sensitive to toxic fumes and would keel over quickly, giving the miners time to escape before they were rendered unconscious. The HHS mandate is serving a similar function in modern American culture. It's making it clear that liberals believe in an all-powerful government, not the government empowered by the people that is enshrined in the Constitution. Historically in America, the government has rarely collided with the religious beliefs of even extreme groups. A few exceptions, such as Mormon polygamy, were based on common values shared by the...
  • Housing Pickle: Food Stamp Growth Outstrips Employment Growth

    02/04/2013 6:52:24 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 12 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/04/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    One of the most important measures for housing is employment. And while payrolls are SLOWLY improving, but food stamps are growing at a much faster rate. This is from Bloomberg Briefs: “An ongoing concern is that growth in jobs continues to be dwarfed by the surge in food stamps. During the first 10 months of 2012 there were 1.01 million new additions to the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a 2.2 percent increase. During the same period, the number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 1.5 million, a 1.1 percent gain. The results from the end of the recession...
  • JEFF SAUT: The Stock Market Will Probably Tank After Obama's State Of The Union

    02/04/2013 6:46:32 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-4-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    JEFF SAUT: The Stock Market Will Probably Tank After Obama's State Of The Union Joe WeisenthalJanuary 4, 2013 Raymond James strategist Jeff Saut offers his take on where the market is headed next. Today is session 23 in the typical 17- to 25-session duration of a "buying stampede." Such skeins only have one- to three-session pauses or pullbacks before they exhaust themselves on the upside. While a few have lasted for 25 - 30 sessions, it is very rare to have one last for more than 30 sessions. That said, this one feels like it will extend towards the State...
  • Sheriffs cannot enforce federal law.

    02/04/2013 6:42:00 AM PST · by DeWalt · 7 replies
    Feb.4, 2013 | DeWalt
    Anytime a local enforces federal code, it is only because state legislators have passed a statue that mirrors federal law.
  • Obama: Boy Scouts should admit gays and lesbians, opportunity should be open to all

    02/04/2013 6:37:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/04/2013
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the Boy Scouts of America should open its membership to gays and lesbians when its national executive board discusses the issue this week. Obama praised the scouts as “a great institution” that promotes young people, giving them lifelong leadership training and opportunities. During a pre-Super Bowl interview on CBS, he said “no one should be barred from that.” The Boy Scouts announced last week it was considering replacing its longstanding ban on gays with a policy to let troop sponsors make their own decision on the issue.
  • Obama and Gun Control

    02/04/2013 4:36:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Star Parker
    Difficulty in getting change in our country is an ongoing source of frustration. Particularly when we have huge problems facing us as we do today. But the founders knew what they were doing setting up the checks and balances of our constitutional republic. The delicate arrangement we call freedom should never submit with ease to a charismatic demagogue or to an emotion filled crisis. The current push for gun control is case and point. It is at a time like this that we should be grateful that changing our laws is hard to do. Every normal and decent American wants...
  • President Obama to push gun control proposals at Minnesota stop

    02/04/2013 6:18:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    wvec.com ^ | Feb 4, 2013
    President Obama to push gun control proposals at Minnesota stop Associated Press Posted on February 4, 2013 at 6:08 AM Updated today at 6:41 AM WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fate of his gun proposals on Capitol Hill uncertain, President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks for gun buyers. Obama will pitch his proposals to stem gun violence Monday in Minnesota, a Democratic-leaning state where officials have been studying ways to reduce gun-related attacks and accidents for several years. His visit...
  • Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?(Video at Link)

    02/04/2013 5:36:46 AM PST · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 2/4/2013 | Joseph Farah
    Is the U.S. government getting ready for a war we don’t know about? And, if that’s why Washington is stockpiling massive amounts of ammunition (hollow points, by the way), why is Homeland Security doing the buying instead of the Defense Department? I have some theories. Many of you will remember a story I broke a long time ago – about presidential candidate Barack Obama’s little-noticed announcement that, if elected in 2008, he wanted to create a “civilian national security force” as big, as strong and as well-funded as the Defense Department. Here’s what he actually said at a campaign stop...
  • PN Bakken: Obama spreads XL jitters {Keystone XL Pipeline}

    02/04/2013 5:39:56 AM PST · by thackney · 23 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of February 03, 2013 | Gary Park
    Canadians worried US president won’t honor Nebraska governor’s decision The Canadian government has suddenly turned edgy about hopes of seeing TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline clearing its final regulatory hurdle and spreading fresh optimism among Alberta oil sands and Bakken producers. Now that Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has sent a letter to President Barack Obama endorsing TransCanada’s proposed rerouting of the pipeline to avoid the state’s ecologically sensitive Sandhills region, the final verdict rests with the U.S. State Department which must issue a Presidential Permit for any pipeline crossing the Canada-U.S. border. At the same time a letter signed by 53...
  • Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?

    02/04/2013 5:17:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    WND ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    BETWEEN THE LINES Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo? Exclusive: Joseph Farah examines Obama's plan for 'civilian national security force' Published: 17 hours ago Is the U.S. government getting ready for a war we don’t know about? And, if that’s why Washington is stockpiling massive amounts of ammunition (hollow points, by the way), why is Homeland Security doing the buying instead of the Defense Department? I have some theories. Many of you will remember a story I broke a long time ago – about presidential candidate Barack Obama’s little-noticed announcement that, if elected in 2008, he wanted to create a...
  • Obama "The Shooter Guy" (Don't Photoshop Me Bro')

    02/03/2013 11:32:11 PM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 19 replies
    This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House."
  • Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?

    02/03/2013 11:10:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 2-3-13 | Joseph Farah
    Why does the civilian Department of Homeland Security need billions of rounds of ammunition? This is the agency that is responsible for policing the border. But it doesn’t. This is the agency that is responsible for catching terrorists. But it doesn’t. So why does Homeland Security need so many weapons and enough hollow-point rounds to plug every American six times? Maybe this is the “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the Defense Department. These words – “civilian national security force” – have haunted me ever since I first read them. Obama...
  • Broad Powers Seen for Obama in Cyberstrikes

    02/03/2013 8:59:54 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2013 | DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER
    A secret legal review on the use of America’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad, according to officials involved in the review. That decision is among several reached in recent months as the administration moves, in the next few weeks, to approve the nation’s first rules for how the military can defend, or retaliate, against a major cyberattack. New policies will also govern how the intelligence agencies can carry out searches of faraway...
  • Obama faces tough sell with sheriffs on gun control

    02/03/2013 7:32:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2 February, 2013 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama will travel to Minnesota on Monday with hopes of building support in the law enforcement community for his set of gun control initiatives. However, public safety officials outside urban pockets are increasingly hostile toward a sweeping set of proposals they say would do nothing to curtail violence. As the details of Obama's gun plan emerged -- a ban on assault weapons, a prohibition on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks -- urban law enforcement officials were among the most vocal proponents of the blueprint. However, over time, police officials in suburban and rural areas have expressed misgivings,...
  • White House Dared People To Photoshop Obama’s Gun Picture…And Did They Ever

    02/03/2013 6:36:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | february 3, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    You’ve probably seen the newly-released photo of President Barack Obama doing what he says they do “all the time” — skeet shooting at Camp David. The photo carried a standard notice from the White House concerning how the picture is used: “This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the...
  • Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Says Obama to Meet With Ahmadinejad

    02/03/2013 6:34:59 PM PST · by Hardraade · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 3, 2013 | Heather Robinson
    Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi contacted me by phone last week to report that, according to “good sources,” U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to meet soon with Iranian Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Alusi, who served two terms in Iraq’s Parliament and has promoted normalized relations between Iraq and Israel, has frequently been prescient in alerting the West about developments in Iraq. Last April, he told this reporter that Iraqi politicians were participating in large scale money-laundering and smuggling to help the Iranian regime skirt U.S.-led sanctions, a report which was confirmed several months later by The New York...
  • Minnesota: Ground Zero for Democrats’ Gun Confiscation Efforts?

    02/03/2013 6:25:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 3, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Barack Obama is coming to Minneapolis tomorrow to talk guns, his first such foray since he called for increased gun control after the Sandy Hook massacre. Timed, presumably, to coincide with his appearance, Democrats in Minnesota’s legislature have introduced several draconian gun control measures. I wrote here about one of these statutes, which would ban, and provide for confiscation of, all average-sized magazines. Liberals often ridicule gun owners’ fears that what the left really wants is to confiscate firearms, but in Minnesota the Democrats make no pretense: they are pushing confiscation legislation, unapologetically. H.F. 241 relates to “assault weapons.” It...
  • Boy Scouts of America should allow gay members, says Obama

    02/03/2013 5:57:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/13 | Keith Laing
    President Obama called Sunday for the Boy Scouts of America to open its ranks to those who are gay. Asked in a pre-Super Bowl interview if he thought the group should end its ban on gay scout leaders and members, Obama responded with a direct: “Yes.” “My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life,” Obama said. Obama’s comments come as Boy Scouts leaders say they will discuss whether to change their long-standing ban during an upcoming meeting. Obama made equal rights for gays...