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  • Obamas Head to Minibar for Valentine's Date

    02/15/2013 6:39:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Eater ^ | February 15, 2013 | Staff
    Making everyone else's Valentine's Day plans look lame in comparison, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama splurged with meal at Minibar last night. Obama Foodorama reports that the couple arrived via motorcade at the avant-garde Penn Quarter restaurant at 7 p.m. yesterday for a two-hour long romantic dinner. No doubt that's not an easy reservation to score at the 24-seatings-a-night restaurant, but given José Andrés' support of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign and that whole leader of the free world thing, it's probably not a problem. Reps at ThinkFoodGroup are deferring press requests to the White House, but Washingtonian...
  • Obama: The rules for drone strikes are different here in the U.S. than they are overseas

    02/15/2013 6:22:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 15, 2013 | Allahpundit
    A nice catch by the Examiner’s Charlie Spiering, especially after Rand Paul threatened to block Brennan unless/until he provides a straight answer on whether drones can be used against U.S. citizens here in the United States. This doesn’t quite qualify as a straight answer but it’s the closest we’ve come yet: “The rules outside of the United States are going to be different than the rules inside the United States,” Obama explained. “In part because our capacity to capture a terrorist inside the United States are very different than in the foothills or mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan.” I mentioned...
  • Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam

    02/15/2013 6:08:16 PM PST · by LadyEleanor · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/15/12
    Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam U.S. military officials tell NBC News that two Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles, circled the U.S. island of Guam in the Western Pacific this week. U.S. Air Force F-15 jets scrambled from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to intercept the bombers. According to one military official, the Russian Bear bombers remained in international airspace, the encounter between the U.S. and Russian aircraft “stayed professional” and there was no incident. The official said it’s impossible to determine whether the Russian bombers carried any nuclear weapons.
  • WHERE IS THE REPORTAGE AND THE WHISTLE BLOWERS - SECOND OF THREE POSTS

    02/15/2013 6:00:04 PM PST · by 7thson · 7 replies
    I have been wondering lately about some of the stuff going on in the news and our culture. Out of the hundreds of reporters in the US, where is one report of what happened in Benghazi? Where is one investigating journalist digging into Fast and Furious? Out of the thousands of people who work in the State and Defense Dept, where is the whistleblower releasing damaging emails or memos? Is the corruption so deep that no one is going to do the rght thing?
  • Jon Stewart grills Susan Rice on Benghazi attack

    02/15/2013 5:36:05 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 15, 2013 | Meredith Blake
    On “The Daily Show” on Thursday, host Jon Stewart grilled United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice about the Obama administration’s response to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year. Stewart pressed her to explain why there was so much back-and-forth between government agencies and why no one seemed to have the straight story. Stewart asked why there seemed to be more effort put into ironing out talking points rather than preventing the attack in the first place. As he put it, “Why is there a bureaucratic system in place that is so tenacious with the explanation, yet...
  • Unreal… Team Obama Leaves Americans Stranded in Libya; Military STILL on Standby

    02/24/2011 8:21:53 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    Right Network/Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-24-2011 | Jim Hoft
    Unreal… Team Obama Leaves Americans Stranded in Libya; Military STILL on Standby Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, February 24, 2011, 5:07 PM The Obama Administration won’t send the military to rescue US citizens in Libya. They don’t want to look like war-mongers. Stranded: An estimated 600 U.S. citizens are stuck on board the Maria Dolores (pictured) in Tripoli, and won’t leave until at least Friday (Daily Mail)The Obama Administration is STILL grappling with whether or not to send the military into Libya to rescue US citizens.CNN reported, via HotAir: The senior U.S. official also said the “prudent planning” for...
  • Obama knew of IED attacks in run-up to Benghazi strike, lawmaker says

    02/15/2013 3:10:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/15/13 | FOX/Catherine Herridge
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told him "the president was informed of the April and June attacks." One of those attacks, in June, blew a hole in the perimeter wall of the Benghazi compound. The two strikes were among dozens of security incidents recorded in the region in the months preceding Sept. 11, and in hindsight have been described as warning signs.
  • Obamacare undermines marriage

    02/15/2013 3:13:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    daily caller ^ | february 14, 2013 | Phil Kerpen
    It was one of the biggest applause lines in President Obama’s State of the Union address, drawing cheers from both sides of the aisle. “We’ll work to strengthen families by removing the financial deterrents to marriage for low-income couples,” Obama said. “What makes you a man isn’t the ability to conceive a child; it’s having the courage to raise one. And we want to encourage that. We want to help that.” Wonderful sentiment, but Obama’s signature legislative achievement creates such a powerful “financial deterrent” to marriage that even one former Obama administration official warns that ObamaCare will increase the divorce...
  • Separate Vacations for Barack and Michelle Obama

    02/15/2013 1:35:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    The White House confirms today that President Barack Obama will be vacationing in Florida this weekend. His wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, will be in Colorado. The two daughters will be with Michelle. From the White House press gaggle aboard Air Force One: Earnest confirmed that FLOTUS and her daughters are on a "ski trip out West with family and friends", and won't be with POTUS in Florida this weekend. While the rest of his family will be skiing, Obama is expected to be hitting the links with golf pros and buddies in Florida. Vice President Joe Biden and his...
  • The VERY cozy relationship between President Obama and Facebook – plus check out the lobbyists

    02/15/2013 1:23:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Gretawire ^ | 2/15/13 | Greta VanSusteren
    I received the info below from FNC’s Thomas Firth but it caught my attention so I thought I would post it. Note that Facebook played it both ways (also giving to Repubs, including Gov Romney) but gave generously to President Obama (numbers below.) Why does Facebook give to both political parties? Just in case Republicans won and they would then want a cozy relationship with the Republicans…and because it can (it has a ton of money.) Note also the info about its lobbyists…check out the jobs they held before became lobbyists for Facebook. Read and tell me what you think.
  • U.S. Cost of U.N. “Rule of Law” Project: $500 million

    02/15/2013 12:52:11 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 8 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    A half-billion-dollar Obama Administration program to help nations comply with United Nations-sanctioned governance reform has rolled out its first round of awards to several government-contracting behemoths. The International Rule of Law Technical Assistance Services program, which Obama unveiled through the U.S. Agency for International Development, will assist governments around the globe in reforming their justice, educational, and other systems based on U.N. “rule of law” principles.
  • Is Obama Pushing for a Civil War?

    02/08/2013 4:50:28 AM PST · by IbJensen · 118 replies
    Capitol Hll Outsider ^ | 2/8/2013 | JB Williams
    Over the last four years, the Obama administration has violated nearly every Article of the US Constitution and every Amendment in the Bill of Rights. They have worked to ignite racial tensions, class warfare, religious confrontations and political divisions far worse than those that led to the first American Civil War. Over 70% of Americans oppose ObamaCare… so of course, Obama rammed ObamaCare through in an unprecedented misuse of executive power that shut out the entire legitimate legislative process, as spineless Republicans sat quietly on their hands watching it all happen. The people said “no more deficit spending…and no more...
  • Was Chuck Hagel nominated out of spite?

    02/15/2013 11:42:15 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    Washington Post/Right Turn ^ | 2-15-2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>Obama — ticked off by Rice’s treatment and still emboldened by his convincing victory over Mitt Romney — courted confrontation when he tapped Hagel.</p> <p>If true, this is outlandish. The president would imperil national security out of spite? .........</p>
  • More Than 30 States Rebuke Obamacare Exchanges

    02/15/2013 10:49:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 01:10 PM | Lisa Barron
    There are less than two days to go before states have to decide whether they will go it alone or partner with the White House to set up Obamacare health insurance exchanges. Half of the states have already decided to let the federal government build the new online insurance marketplace for them, while a handful will work with the Department of Health and Human Services and handle limited parts of the exchanges, according to Politico. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, announced on Wednesday that he would be pushing more people into a federally run exchange. …
  • Obama: 'The Problem Is ... I’m Not the Emperor of the United States'

    02/15/2013 11:25:12 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 15, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Obama: 'The Problem Is ... I’m Not the Emperor of the United States' Daniel Halper February 15, 2013 1:42 PM In a Google hangout last evening, President Barack Obama explained that his problem is that he's "not the emperor of the United States": "This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency," said Obama. "The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed."
  • Judge Napolitano: Obama’s secret court for killing

    02/15/2013 11:40:12 AM PST · by GVnana · 14 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | 2/14/2013 | Andrew Napolitano
    President Obama willingly admits he dispatched CIA agents to kill an American and his teenage son and the son’s American friend while they were in a desert in Yemen in 2011. He says he did so because the adult had encouraged folks to wage war on the United States and the children were just “collateral damage.” He says further that he’ll do this again when he is convinced that killing Americans will keep America safe. He says he knows the adult encouraged evil, and his encouragement caused the deaths of innocents. The adult was never charged with a crime or...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Twelfth Week in Office

    02/15/2013 11:31:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 2/15/13 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Twelfth Week in Office2/14/2013It's 3am and nobody's thereChuck Hagel makes history as first to be blocked from Defense Hagel Confirmation Squashed For Now As Dems Lack 60 Votes – Furious White House Blasts 'Unconscionable' RepublicansFAA Official: No Armed Drones In U.S.Benghazi-GateObama made no phone calls on night of Benghazi attack, White House saysVideo: The John Brennan puzzle is slowly being pieced togetherReid: 'Outlandish' to Say 'Administration Hasn't Been Forthcoming' on BenghaziObama Voter FraudDid Hagel rig vote to win Senate seat? Details revealed in magazine profile on alleged GOP plan to steal electionMassive Voter Fraud in St....
  • Obama to Detail ‘Promise Zone’ Program to Aid Distressed Areas

    02/15/2013 11:20:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/15/13 | Jackie Calmes
    CHICAGO — At a high school near his own neighborhood here, President Obama on Friday will provide new details about an initiative to select 20 communities nationwide as laboratories for better coordination of federal, local, nonprofit and private-sector investments to revitalize long-distressed areas, according to administration officials. Mr. Obama had announced his proposal to designate the so-called Promise Zones during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, but did not provide many details. As part of the effort,
  • Now we know how Barack Obama would handle a real crisis

    02/15/2013 10:09:25 AM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-15-13 | DrJohn
    Image via SodaheadUpon the demise of Osama Bin Laden, Barack Obama was positively ubiquitous. He basked endlessly in the afterglow. NY Times: Bin Laden Is Dead, Obama Says In a late-night appearance in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama declared that “justice has been done” as he disclosed that American military and C.I.A. operatives had finally cornered Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, who had eluded them for nearly a decade. American officials said Bin Laden resisted and was shot in the head. He was later buried at sea. SlateBarack Obama Killed Osama Bin Laden. Period....
  • Liberal Media: Obama's Front Line

    02/15/2013 4:38:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    It seems the liberal media are more concerned about Sen. Marco Rubio's midspeech sip of water than about President Obama's State of the Union commitment to double down on his disastrous policies. What will it take for once-reasonable people to become alarmed at the state of this nation's fiscal condition, its stagnant economy and its egregious unemployment? Is there no number of irresponsible liberal policies from an extremist liberal president that will exceed their willingness to tolerate? Do liberal media -- and rank-and-file Democrats, for that matter -- believe that this recklessness can go on forever? Knowing President Obama's capacity...
  • Russian MP Blames Meteor Shower On US Secret Arms Test

    02/15/2013 8:06:35 AM PST · by Fennie · 47 replies
    The Voice of Russia ^ | February 15, 2013
    Russia's controversial Liberal leader, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, has blamed Americans for today's meteorite scare, local media report. "Those were not meteorites, it was Americans testing their new weapons," Mr. Zhirinovsky confessed to journalists. "[US Secretary of State] John Kerry wanted to warn [Russia's Foreign Minister] Lavrov on Monday, he was looking for Lavrov, and Lavrov was on a trip. He meant to warn Lavrov about a provocation against Russia," he said.
  • No love for illegals’ Valentine

    02/15/2013 7:08:14 AM PST · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 15, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Protest ‘flowers’ but misses the point Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like getting badgered by an illegal immigrant in downtown Boston. While forgetful husbands were rushing in a panic to the nearest Hallmark shop yesterday to dig through the near-empty shelves (remember trying to pass off the Passover card as a Valentine last year?) amnesty advocates were stopping commuters to make the case for opening America’s borders. A group calling itself the “New England Coalition for Keeping Families Together” was handing out flowers at Government Center as part of the “Where’s My Valentine” campaign, according to the Associated Press. “The...
  • BARONE: OPERATING ABOVE LAW

    02/14/2013 10:43:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/14/2013 | Michael Barone
    Presidents’ State of the Union addresses are delivered in the chamber of the House of Representatives in the Capitol. The classical majesty of this building where laws are made symbolizes the idea that we live under the rule of law. Unfortunately, the 44th president is running an administration that too often seems to ignore the rule of law.“We can’t wait,” Barack Obama took to saying after the Republicans captured a majority in the House and refused to pass laws he wanted. He would act to get what he wanted regardless of law.One example: his recess appointments in January 2012 of...
  • Obama made no phone calls on night of Benghazi attack, White House says

    02/14/2013 8:16:14 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | Stephen 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...
  • North: Presidents and Promises

    02/14/2013 7:52:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 15, 2013 | Oliver North
    YORBA LINDA, Calif. — On Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, a capacity crowd filled a replica of the White House East Room for a presentation at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. After that, they stood in line to buy autographed copies of my latest New York Times best-seller, "Heroes Proved." All of them heard: "Lyndon Johnson sent my brother and me to war in Vietnam. In his first address to our nation as president, Richard Nixon promised to bring us home. We're alive today because he kept his word." After the event, I listened to a rerun of our current...
  • Caption these Photos (State of the Union Address)

    02/14/2013 7:32:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    President Barack Obama delivers his fourth State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 12, 2103.
  • Obama meets 47% video guy

    02/14/2013 6:35:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/14/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    DECATUR, Ga. -- President Obama on Thursday met the man who made "47 percent" part of Mitt Romney's legacy. Obama and opposition researcher James Carter, who released the infamous Romney fundraiser video, met backstage before Obama's education event here, Carter's cousin, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, told POLITICO. Upon being introduced and told of James Carter's role in the 47 percent video, Obama jumped forward to embrace him.
  • IG: Add LG Chem to Obama’s green-tech subsidy flops

    02/14/2013 5:26:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 1 replies
    hot air ^ | february 13, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    This comes as no surprise to Hot Air readers, who learned about the value of the Obama administration’s $150 million subsidy investment of LG Chem last fall. After furloughing its workers at their Grand Rapids plant without having a single one of their batteries installed in a consumer vehicle, the local NBC affiliate produced this report on the way taxpayer money got spent:
  • Obama Fires 20,000 Marines, But Sends $700 Million to Palestinian Terrorists

    02/14/2013 3:51:33 PM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    I recall Obama talking a lot about “Nation-Building at Home” instead of abroad, but like every other word that comes out of his mouth, that was another lie. While Barack Hussein Obama is firing 20,000 Marines as part of his massive purge of the United States military to “save money”, he’s also fighting to send $700 million to the terrorists of the Palestinian Authority. On Feb 8th, Obama issued yet another waiver for Palestinian Authority aid, claiming that sending money to the corrupt undemocratic terrorist kleptocracy that refuses to negotiate a peaceful solution was “important to the national security interests...
  • Obama says his is ‘most transparent administration' ever (Blatant lie)

    02/14/2013 3:57:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama on Thursday hailed his administration for its transparency. “This is the most transparent administration in history,” Obama said during a Google Plus “Fireside” Hangout. “I can document that this is the case,” he continued. “Every visitor that comes into the White House is now part of the public record. Every law we pass and every rule we implement we put online for everyone to see.” The president said this holds true even on the issue of Benghazi, a controversy which he said was “driven by campaign” year politics and one that Congressional Republicans were clinging to even though...
  • Surge Of Sheriff Groups Opposed To Obama Gun Control Rises To 10

    02/14/2013 2:50:22 PM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/ ^ | February 14, 2013 | Wshington Secrets
    In less than four weeks since President Obama proposed sweeping new gun control laws and a ban on assault-style weapons, the backlash from law enforcement groups that strongly support the Second Amendment has surged and now there are 10 state sheriffs associations opposed to the president.
  • Obama Akin to Nixon, Bush, 'They're War Criminals,' Vents Cornel West

    02/14/2013 2:33:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jack Coleman
    That's right -- not just Nixon ... Nixon and Bush. Can vilification from the left get much worse than that? Cornel West continues to demonstrate why parents might want to think better of sending their children to Princeton, where West purportedly teaches when he isn't gushing over hip-hop and engaging in arcane rants over the airwaves. (audio clip after page break) On his most recent radio show with co-host Tavis Smiley, West condemned President Obama's legal justification for drone killings of Americans suspected of involvement with al Qaeda, saying Obama had become no different than George W. Bush and Richard...
  • Obama's Big State Of The Union Lie

    02/14/2013 2:26:07 PM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://news.investors.com ^ | february 13, 2013
    'Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health-care costs," the president claimed Tuesday. This ranks as one of the biggest State of the Union whoppers ever told. In fact, not only are health-care costs climbing, but employers are also shifting those costs onto the very "middle-class" families Obama spent much of his speech championing. Since ObamaCare was enacted, family health-insurance premiums on average have soared $3,000, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The president promised the law would slash premiums by an average of $2,500 per family. That means he's broken his word by $5,500....
  • 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...