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  • Republicans Derail Hagel, 40-58 [Filibuster Holds]

    02/14/2013 2:13:03 PM PST · by Bryan · 58 replies
    PolicyMic.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Michael Luciano
    On Thursday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a cloture resolution on the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as secretary of defense, with 58 in favor and 40 against ending debate on the matter, with one senator voting "present." A 60-vote majority is required to end debate before the nomination can proceed to a simple majority vote, and it appears the Senate is going to come up short. Hagel's nomination was approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this week in a 14-11 party line vote. Although Hagel came under fire for remarks he made about Israel...
  • President Obama Participates in a Fireside Hangout on Google

    02/14/2013 2:11:32 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/14/12 | Whitehouse
    Going on live now.
  • BREAKING: Obama made no phone calls on night of Benghazi attack, White House says

    02/14/2013 1:19:27 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 124 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | Stephan Dinan
    President Obama didn’t make any phone calls the night of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the White House said in a letter to Congress released Thursday. “During the entire attack, the president of the United States never picked up the phone to put the weight of his office in the mix,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, who had held up Mr. Obama’s defense secretary nominee to force the information to be released. Mr. Graham said that if Mr. Obama had picked up the phone, at least two of the Americans killed in...
  • Why Iran Already Has the Bomb: If NK has the bomb, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran

    02/14/2013 1:16:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Tablet ^ | February 14, 2013 | Lee Smith
    The White House and President Obama’s supporters insist that he’s making his first trip to Israel next month to assure the Jewish state that if push comes to shove with Iran, he’ll have Israel’s back. But North Korea’s nuclear test Tuesday morning could indicate that it’s already too late for that. If North Korea has the bomb, then for all practical purposes Iran does, too. If that’s so, then Obama’s policy of prevention has failed, and containment—a policy that the president has repeatedly said is not an option—is in fact all Washington has. If this sounds hyperbolic, consider the history...
  • School Forced Back Into Session for Obama

    02/14/2013 12:00:08 PM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 14, 2013, 9:58 am | Keith Koffler
    In an apparent planning snafu, President Obama today will visit an early learning school in Decatur, Georgia that happens to be in recess this week. But no problem: According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, staff and bus drivers will be summoned back to work for the day to accomodate Obama’s appearance. College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center Principle Suzanne Kennedy alerted parents that the staff will interrupt their vacations for the “amazing opportunity” for students to “expand their worlds” by seeing the president: President Obama’s visit is an honor for College Heights and the City Schools of Decatur. Since the school...
  • GM's Mysterious Earnings Report

    02/14/2013 10:41:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 14, 2013 | Mark Modica
    General Motors reported earnings today that appeared non-eventful on the surface. Upon further inspection there are some underlying concerns, including a glaring one-time event that stands out. That is an adjustment to earnings with a tax benefit (as opposed to paying taxes) of $35 billion for a "deferred tax valuation release." This was coupled with a goodwill impairment charge of about $27 billion, which allows GM to reduce the previously unusually high goodwill assets that were recorded on its balance sheet. GM uses non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) to calculate its calendar year operating income of $7.9 billion. The GAAP...
  • Reevaluating the President’s Push for Pre-K

    02/14/2013 10:35:20 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 12 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 14, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    In his State of the Union speech, President Obama proposed “working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in America.” This additional preschool access would, of course, be funded through federal and state coffers. President Obama is headed to Georgia today to “formally unveil his proposal for expanding early childhood education,” reports the Washington Post. You can read the President’s proposal here. It calls for a state-federal partnership guaranteeing that all 4-year olds at families at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line receive access to preschool, as well as entails a “massively expanded...
  • Destroy Marco Rubio

    02/14/2013 10:34:31 AM PST · by Starman417 · 43 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-13 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama's 2012 Presidential campaign was described succinctly in this term: "Destroy Mitt Romney"Never mind ideas or themes. Just destroy him. Thanks to the left's intellectual deficit, it worked. Thing is, it's not over. There's always someone new in the GOP to destroy and today it's Marco Rubio, despite the pleadings of David Ignatius of the Washington Post. CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Marco Rubio has been designated as the Republican respondent, right, which is pretty smart I guess because he's the hot hand. Immigration jumps right out at that guy when you see him. He's Cuban-American, he’s talked on the issue....
  • Well, That Worked Out Well: 92% of Pakistanis Now Dislike America

    02/14/2013 8:53:23 AM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Inestor's Daily ^ | Frb 12, 2013 | Andrew Malcolm
    After four years of Barack Obama's diplomatic 'leadership' and billions of dollars in attempted friendship aid, a new public opinion poll reveals that 92% of Pakistanis now disapprove of the United States. The results could have been worse. Not much. But a little. Fully four Pakistanis out of 100 do approve of the United States, President Obama and his policies. They, however, seem to keep kind of quiet about their views in that rowdy land. That's the lowest favorable rating Pakistan's citizens have ever given their ostensible North American ally. The new Gallup Poll, out this morning, reports that the...
  • Sen. [Rand] Paul threatens hold on CIA pick [John Brennan] over use of drones

    02/14/2013 8:00:10 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    USA TODAY via GOP USA ^ | 2/14/2013 | Susan Page
    Sen. Rand Paul told USA Today Wednesday that he is prepared to put a "hold" on John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA and to filibuster it if necessary until the administration responds to his questions about the use of drones in the United States. The Kentucky Republican said he would do "whatever it takes" to block Brennan's confirmation until he directly answers whether American citizens legally can be killed by drone strikes within U.S. borders. ...
  • From His Very First State of the Union Utterance, President Obama Got It Wrong

    02/14/2013 7:35:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/14/2013 | Roger Pilon
    From his very first state-of-the-union utterance last night, associating himself with President Kennedy, President Obama got it wrong, and it was mostly downhill from there: “51 years ago,” he began, “John F. Kennedy declared to this chamber that ‘the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress.’” Great alliteration; bad constitutionalism. Yes, in a very narrow sense the Constitution makes the political branches partners for progress. But it also, most definitely, makes the branches, and those with authority within them, rivals for power. Indeed, throughout the Federalist Papers we learn how the Constitution pits power against power...
  • SOTU 2013: Obama Goes Gaga Over Gov.gov.

    02/14/2013 7:22:11 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-14-2013 | MOTUS
    When I heard about the cancelled tour due to a hip injury my first thought was “oh oh, there goes the ski vacation.” Thankfully I heard wrong, it was Lady Gaga, not Lady M, with hip issues. So I think we can assume that the traditional President’s week trip to an unnamed luxurious resort is still on.  I do know that Big Guy is going golfing with the boys in the swanky West Palm area, where just about everyone can afford to pay a little bit more. (snip)Today’s challenge: name the number of problems that Big Guy identified in the SOTU...
  • GOP Rep. Amash: Effort to blame Obama for sequester cuts 'disingenuous'

    02/14/2013 6:36:46 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 14 Feb 13 | Justin Sink
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said Wednesday he was unimpressed by efforts from fellow House Republicans to lay blame for the sequester on President Obama, calling the moves "disingenuous." "I think it's a mistake on the part of Republicans to try to pin the sequester on Obama," Amash told Buzzfeed. "It's totally disingenuous. The debt ceiling deal in 2011 was agreed to by Republicans and Democrats, and regardless of who came up with the sequester, they all voted for it. So, you can't vote for something and, with a straight face, go blame the other guy for its existence in law."...
  • Cardinals Mull Obama Papacy

    02/14/2013 6:28:57 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 18 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | February 12, 2013 | Ivan Betanov
    Vatican insiders today report what is an apparent "testing the water" move by the White House to suggest President Barack Obama as a possible replacement for retiring Pope Benedict XVI. Father Guido Sarducci, unofficial Vatican spokesman, confirmed that a "highly placed person" in the administration had floated the idea of naming Obama the Vicar of Christ on Earth when Pope Benedict steps down at the end of the month. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was quick to state that any talk of the President leaving his current office to assume the duties of the supreme pontiff was irresponsible. "We...
  • Former Special Ops Members Unveil New Details in Benghazi Book

    02/14/2013 5:17:54 AM PST · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    As the details about the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, continue to emerge, a new ebook claims to unveil what it says are the “both uncomfortable and unsatisfying” facts surrounding the events leading up to, during and after the attack. Some have already said the details included in ”Benghazi: The Definitive Report,” which was released Tuesday by authors Jack Murphy, a former Army Ranger and member of the 5th Special Forces Group, and Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL, are “shocking but hard to prove.” Webb is the editor-in-chief of SOFREP.com (the Special Operations...
  • Expert Who Said New Benghazi Info Will Leave You ‘Amazed and Shocked’ Gives More Details

    02/14/2013 5:04:18 AM PST · by Mozilla · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    Brigitte Gabriel, one of the world’s leading experts on Islamic extremism, said over the weekend that there will be new information to come out on the Benghazi attack that will leave people “amazed and shocked” when they finally hear it. “As someone working with the intelligence community…more information is going to come out regarding the Benghazi attack that will really leave people amazed and shocked how we have been — on how we are defending the country,” Gabriel said on Fox News. The story exploded on TheBlaze, with 550 comments and over 12,000 “shares” on social media outlets as of...
  • Taliban to Send Peace-Keeping Advisers to Chicago

    02/14/2013 2:14:10 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 20 replies
    The People's cube ^ | 2/5/2013, | Igor Toutellalai
    As negotiations for the US withdrawal from Afghanistan have once again come to a halt, the Taliban Supreme Council has offered to level the playing field by sending a group of 400 battle-hardened Taliban peacekeepers to the U.S. city of Chicago, to help pacify one of the most violent regions in the Great Plains area of the North American continent. With many years of combat experience in violent areas of their own country and having fought rebels, insurgents, villagers, urban militias, rival drug lords, as well as Soviet and American occupying forces on foot, horses, camels, donkeys, and trucks, they...
  • PALIN ON 'TRUE' STATE OF THE UNION: 'VENAL POLITICIANS' BANKRUPTING NATION

    02/13/2013 5:09:04 PM PST · by TADSLOS · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 February, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wrote Wednesday that America is a nation being bankrupt by a federal government led by "venal politicians" in her response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address.  "What is the true state of our union? Though this may sound harsh, I’ll speak the truth here," Palin wrote. "We are a country going bankrupt to fund a bloated, distant, and often corrupt federal government led by venal politicians more concerned with paying off their campaign cronies and consolidating their own power than in preserving the constitutional republic that so many have fought and died...
  • Radio Talk Show Host Charged with Mortgage Fraud (Chicago Raised Community Activist, BHO Sychophant)

    02/13/2013 6:58:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Mortgage Fraud Blog ^ | Thursday, 07 February 2013 | Rachel Dollar
    Radio Talk Show Host Charged with Mortgage Fraud Warren Ballentine, 41, Durham, North Carolina, and formerly of Country Club Hills, Illinois, a lawyer who hosts a national radio talk show, was indicted on federal charges for allegedly engaging in two mortgage fraud schemes that defrauded lenders of a total of approximately $9.7 million. The defendant allegedly schemed with others to obtain more than two dozen fraudulent mortgage loans and represented buyers at multiple closings, knowing that they were fraudulently qualified for loans to purchase homes in Chicago, Illinois, and various southern suburbs. Ballentine owns the Law Office of Warren Ballentine,...
  • Obama 2003 Flashback: Vowed US Military Response To North Korea Nuke Threat

    02/13/2013 7:20:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/13 | staff
    Then Illinois State Senator Barack Obama on Chicago Public Television in November of 2003