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  • Is CIA Pick John Brennan Blackmailing Obama Over 2008 Passport Breach

    02/17/2013 2:10:16 PM PST · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 76 replies
    The video is alarming to say the least. It raises serious questions about why Obama would be compelled to pick John Brennan to head the CIA.
  • Chicago Police Chief says firearms owners are corrupt and endanger public safety

    02/17/2013 1:14:56 PM PST · by Illinois Review · 30 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 2/17/13 | Illinois Review
    The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA), thinks Chicago's embattled police superintendent dug himself deeper into a pit of controversy today by claiming that lawful firearm owners are agents of political corruption. Appearing on a Chicago Sunday morning talk show, superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed his conviction that firearm owners who lobby their elected representatives or who donate money to political campaigns are engaged in corruption that endangers public safety. McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution. After totally dismissing the citizen's right to redress grievances, McCarthy trained...
  • Guns Don’t Kill People, Obama Voters Kill People

    02/17/2013 11:56:44 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Front Page magazine ^ | 2-17-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Guns Don’t Kill People, Obama Voters Kill People February 17, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield Try and control these guns Gun control works. That’s why Chicago, which came out for Obama, and has strict gun control laws, is trying to set some kind of gun violence record, while Salt Lake City and Fargo, where guns are legal, isn’t. It seems as if guns don’t kill people. Obama voters kill people. According to police data reported by the Sun Times, Chicago experienced a shooting every 3.57 hours in 2012.The Sun Times reports that the number of murders in the city of Chicago...
  • If the leader of the free world can lie with such impunity we are doomed

    02/17/2013 12:30:30 PM PST · by opentalk · 31 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | February 17, 2013 | James Delingpole
    Earlier this week in his State of the Union address President Obama made some observations on climate change so brimming with falsehoods I'm surprised his nose didn't fall off. It really doesn't matter where he himself was deliberately lying or whether he was merely lending the gravitas of his office to the deliberate lies of others. The point is that the President of the USA has access to any number of fact checkers and advisers and if he stands up and addresses the nation with a farrago of complete untruths then the buck stops with him. This dissembling and mendacity...
  • Obama’s USA….On The Road To Greece

    02/17/2013 11:45:27 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-17-13 | Curt
    Ah...the Obama economy. Smells like, well, crap: Today, there are now 2.6 million more people living below poverty.Food stamp rolls under President Barack Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America.Over 8,803,335 Americans are on disability up from 7,469,240 in February 2009.The median household income has dropped $4,520, or about one month’s average wages, since President Obama took office.US incomes fell more during the so-called recovery than the recession.Gas prices have doubled.Taxes have ballooned.This year alone working Americans making between $30,000 and $200,000 will see their paychecks shrink by as much as 1.7 percent – or up to $1,784.Obamacare will punish working Americans with more taxes. Given all that you...
  • Critical Condition:Conservatives Were Right About ObamaCare, a Lefty Website Concedes

    02/17/2013 11:16:25 AM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    WSJ:Best of the Web Today ^ | February 15, 2013 | James Taranto
    When we saw the headline "Four Ways ObamaCare Could Still Fail," our reaction was that it sounded like an unrealistically low estimate. But we were intrigued enough to read the article because of the source: TalkingPointsMemo.com, a news site with a strong (and acknowledged) liberal Democratic slant. Its framing as friendly criticism makes the piece, by congressional reporter Sahil Kapur, a powerful indictment of ObamaCare. To be sure, it's not clear Kapur intends to indict ObamaCare, and if he does, he downplays it, presumably in order to avoid alienating his liberal readers or his liberal editors. In his lead paragraph,...
  • Immitation Food, Art AND Leadership in Washington DC

    02/17/2013 11:05:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-17-2013 | MOTUS
    The photo embargo of Lady M and the Wee Wons enjoying themselves in the exclusive enclave of Aspen has been implemented with magnum force (can I say that?). So instead, how about I share a little more about our romantic Valentine’s dinner at Minibar, the very exclusive D.C. restaurant, just before we left on our our separate butt equal mini-vacays? This is the whole restaurant: looks more like a movie set than a restaurant doesn’t it? Let me begin by explaining that many consider chef/owner José Andrés’ experimental culinary exploits to be high art. These same suckers sophisticates consider Basquait...
  • My Obama Theory Validated (Rush Limbaugh)

    02/17/2013 10:35:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | february 15, 2013 | rush limbaugh
    That's why you can have polling data that show 55, 60% of the people oppose Obama's agenda and still support him. They don't associate his agenda with the problems in the country. They don't believe, they don't understand, they don't think that Obama's policies have had any of the negative impact on the country. Somebody else did that, other presidents did that. They view Obama as trying to fix it. So this led to a discussion of the theory on Fox News yesterday. Megyn Kelly had a couple of guests. The first is the Talk Radio News Service president, Tony...
  • The Obama Kiss of Death claims another business

    02/17/2013 10:01:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/13 | John Hayward
    Remember Ray's Hell Burgers, the burger joint Obama visited a couple of times early in his first term? Dead. Kaput. The latest victims of the Obama Kiss of Death, in which seemingly every business he personally visits - especially those he touts as New Economy success stories - goes bankrupt. Sometimes this is understandable, as in the case of those green energy losers he keeps picking. But other times it really does seem like a curse.
  • In the Words of HISTORIC American Presidents...

    02/17/2013 9:54:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Report: President Obama plays golf with Tiger Woods

    02/17/2013 9:24:36 AM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, February 17, 2013 | Erik Wasson
    President Obama is golfing in Florida Sunday with Tiger Woods, according to a press report. The news was first reported by Tim Rosaforte, a writer for Golf World. "The President is arriving at The Floridian range. Awaiting is Tiger Woods and club owner Jim Crane. Historic day in golf. Their first round," Rosaforte said on Twitter. Read
  • The Unsung, But Massive Obamacare Sales Tax Increase That Is On the Way

    02/17/2013 7:56:08 AM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Lindsay Boyd
    Today, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President Karen Ignagni issued a press release in support of bipartisan legislation (H.R. 1370, S.1880) co-sponsored by Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) to repeal the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance tax. While much of the dialogue on healthcare reform centers on the federal mandate of health coverage for all Americans - which many conservatives call the largest tax increase in U.S history - less attention is being given to the massive sales tax increase on the purchase of health insurance also implicit within the legislation that will dramatically escalate costs...
  • Jo Ann Newman: Far From Dead, Far From Gone

    02/17/2013 7:35:28 AM PST · by ABrit · 169 replies
    TERRIBLE TRUTH ^ | November 25, 2011 | Martha Trowbridge
    "...despicably claiming his mother is dead – to keep her far from prying eyes. For, America, the Truth is: the Mother of “Barack Obama’ is far from dead, far from obese, and far from ‘folksy’. She’s been far from Indonesia, too. All these years, The Mother of America’s “President” has been here, in America,... Jo Ann Newman, living, clearly living, for years and years, though her son has pronounced her dead. ...For, since they met in the 1950′s, for the sake of Malcolm’s reputation, Jo Ann sacrificed public recognition of her role as his lover and mother of his child....
  • Achieve Ye This Goal ... Mark Steyn

    02/17/2013 6:53:08 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    NRO ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | Mark Steyn
    ‘I’m also issuing a new goal for America,” declared President Obama at his State of the Union on Tuesday. We’ll come to the particular “goal” he “issued” momentarily, but before we do, consider that formulation: Did you know the president of the United States is now in the business of “issuing goals” for his subjects to live up to? Strange how the monarchical urge persists even in a republic two-and-a-third centuries old. Many commentators have pointed out that the modern State of the Union is in fairly obvious mimicry of the Speech from the Throne that precedes a new legislative...
  • Shootout at Inkster tax preparation business caught on camera (AR vs. Handgun)

    02/17/2013 4:50:19 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    INKSTER, Mich. (WJBK) - There is a manhunt underway after a gun slinging couple stormed into a tax preparation business. A security guard was shot and the dangerous duo is on the run. "Just seeing that footage and knowing that it's two doors down, yeah, I have to get out of here immediately. It's time to go," said Lillie Heard. She saw the chilling video of the shootout just two doors down from her home on Kean Street in Inkster. The house there has been converted into a tax preparation service. At 2:30 p.m. Thursday, even though a security vehicle...
  • Islamist Militia Behind Benghazi Attack Makes a Comeback, Obama Golfs

    02/16/2013 11:33:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 2/16/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Obama said that he was going to get the folks who did this, he apparently meant jailing the filmmaker who made a Mohammed movie, not the Muslim killers of four Americans. With that job done, he went on yet another golfing vacation. And in Benghazi, the Islamist militia behind the attack is taking power in the city once again. After the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission last fall that left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead, the Islamist militia widely accused of leading the assault all but disappeared amid a popular backlash.
  • Woman killed same day sister hears Obama speak of gun violence

    02/16/2013 9:00:54 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 16, 2013 | Carlos Sadovi
    Hours after Destini Warren, 14, attended President Barack Obama’s speech against gun violence Friday, her family learned of a terrible irony. Destini’s sister, Janay McFarlane, 18, was the victim of the very thing that the President was condemning at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago. McFarlane, of the 8900 block of South Lowe Avenue, was visiting friends and family in North Chicago when she was shot on her way to a store in the northern suburb, her family said.
  • Letter: Gun control opposition about Obama? (Retired union goon)

    02/16/2013 7:33:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | February 16, 2013 | Joseph Piper, retired communications worker
    A majority of Americans voted for President Barack Obama, despite having to stand in lines for hours in many locations. The president’s agenda, agreed to by most of America, is to limit ammo clips to 10 rounds, eliminate the further sale of assault weapons and require background checks on gun purchases, whether at a gun show or a sporting goods store — a simple concept, agreed on by most Americans, gun owners or not. What the NRA, the star salesman for the weapons manufacturers, hears is that we want to take away everybody’s guns and leave them defenseless. This is...
  • Greens to rally on Mall to demand climate specifics from Obama

    02/16/2013 7:08:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/13 | Zack Colman
    More than 20,000 protestors from around 160 organizations will swarm the National Mall Sunday in hopes of intensifying the pressure on President Obama over climate policy. The president has not yet detailed the specifics of how he will address the issue, aside from a pledge made in the State of the Union address to take executive action on climate if Congress fails to make progress. Demonstrators are likely to offer plenty of loud suggestions in what green groups are branding the largest ever United States climate rally. “We’re really past the point of playing games with any of this stuff,”...
  • Illegal immigration. Is it a crime or not?

    02/16/2013 5:00:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 16, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    The President has been back out on the road again, spinning heartwarming tales and pushing for his second term agenda, as you’d expect any recently reelected leader to do. I’ll confess that I had a hard time paying attention to a lot of it, what with asteroids crashing to Earth on poop filled cruise ships and all, but there was one theme which caught my attention. He’s going all in on the hot new fad of comprehensive immigration reform. President Barack Obama told a group of Senate Democrats Wednesday that Congress must move forward with comprehensive immigration reform, or else...
  • Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

    02/16/2013 3:38:58 PM PST · by a5478 · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 14, 2013 | James Bovard
    The EEOC ignored that judicial thrashing and pressed on. Last April, the agency unveiled its "Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions," declaring that "criminal record exclusions have a disparate impact based on race and national origin."
  • Obama immigration bill draft said to emerge

    02/16/2013 3:14:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2013 | Erik Wasson
    The Obama administration has prepared a draft immigration overhaul plan that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years, according to a Saturday report in USA Today. The newspaper reported that it had obtained the draft from an anonymous administration source. The White House has not confirmed the details to be correct. USA Today reported that the draft proposal would create a new visa open to the nation's estimated 11 million illegal residents. The "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa -- which would allow a holder to work and travel -- could be obtained after an applicant undergoes a...
  • Sunning and skiing for Obamas as the president and Congress take a vacation

    02/16/2013 2:08:17 PM PST · by Hoodat · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 15, 2013 | David Boyer
    (starting on page 2) . . . The president is staying in Florida at the home of Jim Crane, who owns the golf club and also owns the Houston Astros baseball team. In 2012, Mr. Crane donated $35,800 to the Obama campaign and $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee. Fifteen years ago, a company owned by Mr. Crane, Eagle USA Airfreight, was criticized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for its position on hiring blacks and women of child-bearing age. The EEOC said that Mr. Crane’s company conducted a practice of paying “female and minority employees less than white men...
  • Sarah Palin is right on in "her" State of the Union speech

    02/16/2013 1:20:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Beaufort Observer ^ | February 15, 2013 | The Editors
    We think Sarah Palin hit the nail on the head in "her" State of the Union address: Here is how Tony Lee reported it at www.breitbart.com: 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...
  • The State of the Walmart Moms

    02/16/2013 1:13:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's She The People ^ | February 15, 2013 | Karen Tumulty
    About five years ago, pollsters identified a crucial bloc of swing voters they called the “Walmart Moms.” These are women with children at home 18 or younger, and they shop at a Walmart at least once a month. They are also women who know what it is like to stretch a budget and juggle the demands of a family. For them, stress is a normal state these days. Walmart Moms don’t spend a lot of time thinking about politics, but when they do, it is on a very pragmatic level: Which candidate or party is going to make life better...
  • Midway: No LEO Mag and Ammo Sales Where Civilian Bans Apply

    02/16/2013 12:42:41 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    Currently, there are several parts of the country that have restrictions on civilian ownership of certain magazines or types of ammunition. Sometimes it is entire states and sometimes local municipalities pass these regulations, which I consider unconstitutional. At any rate, when we encounter these situations it has always been our policy not to sell to anyone in these areas, regardless of what law enforcement or government credentials they offer up. If the laws change and all law abiding citizens can buy these products we would be happy to sell to Law Enforcement, but not before then. Thanks for taking the...
  • Krauthammer Skewers Obama’s Preschool Plan: “The 4 Year-Olds of America Better Shape Up” – Video

    02/16/2013 12:40:07 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 16, 2013 | Brian
    Here is video of Charles Krauthammer making fun of President Obama’s new mandatory entitlement plan that would give preschool to every 4 year-old in America. . . .
  • NIH Money Used to Fund Study Tying Tea Party to Big Tobacco

    02/16/2013 12:04:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 16, 2013 | Rick Moran
    What this has to do with health is beyond me. Perhaps they are thinking metaphorically; the Tea Party is a cancer on the country, or something. Regardless, your tax dollars were spent funding a study that purported to show a link between the Tea Party and tobacco companies. It’s all very academic and complicated — not to mention laughably bogus. Fox News: The charge that the Tea Party is a tool of broader corporate interests is one often leveled by Democratic critics. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was fond of calling the movement “astroturf” in the run-up to the 2010...
  • Obama to hang out with buddies for a little golf vacation

    02/16/2013 10:38:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 16, 2013 | Darlene Superville
    PALM CITY, Fla. -- Faced with a long weekend in an empty White House, President Barack Obama figured he needed a getaway, too, so he put together a golf outing with some buddies. Not at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland or at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, two Washington-area military posts where he's a regular on their courses. Instead, he went south, to Florida, to spend the long Presidents Day weekend staying and playing at the Floridian, an exclusive and secluded yacht and golf club on the state's Treasure Coast. He arrived Friday night after a speech in Chicago and wasn't...
  • Obama Urges Catholics to Appoint a “Progressive” Successor to Pope Benedict

    02/16/2013 10:24:21 AM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    The unusual resignation of Pope Benedict XVI launches the search for his successor. While he has no formal role in this process, President Obama has urged the Cardinals to select a “progressive.” “The Catholic Church has a choice to make,” Obama said. “It can continue to promulgate out-moded ideas or it can get behind a program for a 21st century agenda.” Among the issues mentioned by the President for this “21st century agenda” were birth control and gay marriage. “Over-population is placing an excessive burden on the planet’s resources,” Obama claimed. “To save the environment we must reduce the human...
  • Obama's Quiet Ally: Who's Behind Gun Control Bill No One Is Talking About - Sen. Mark Kirk (R), IL

    02/16/2013 9:39:58 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | February 15, 2013 | Mark Guarino
    Obama's quiet ally: Who's behind gun control bill no one is talking about As President Obama comes to Chicago to talk gun control, Illinois' Republican senator, Mark Kirk, is pushing a bill to target gun trafficking. It's under the radar, but could have a greater impact than other bills. As President Obama pushes for gun control in Chicago Friday, an unexpected ally from his home state, Sen. Mark Kirk (R) of Illinois, is crossing party lines to propose legislation that could have a greater impact than higher-profile proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, experts say. Senator Kirk and...
  • Warning: This Will Get Your Blood Boiling (Obama free phones)

    02/16/2013 9:39:06 AM PST · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2013 | Lisa De Pasquale
    We've all heard about the free Obama phones. A friend was recently looking for a part-time work and found this listing on Craig's List [note: the "DMV" refers to DC, Maryland, Virginia]:
  • Obama: Chris Kyle? Who’s Chris Kyle?

    02/16/2013 9:28:48 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-16-13 | DrJohn
    Two weeks and counting. Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012. Her death was caused by choices she made on her own. President Barack Obama reacted within two days WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama's thoughts and prayers are with Whitney Houston's family, especially her daughter. Press secretary Jay Carney says it's hard not to be an admirer of the singer's "immense talent." And, he says it's a tragedy to lose somebody so talented at such a young age. Carney said he wasn't sure if Obama and Houston ever had met. The 48-year-old singer died Saturday. He...
  • Fish Rots from the Head Down; More on Benghazi

    02/16/2013 8:57:26 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 16th, 2013 | Jim Emerson
    This President was raised as a spoiled brat, his mother and Grandparents coddled and spoiled the man-child during his formative years. Spoiled Brats tend to become narcissistic, demanding, and disrespectful. Spoiled Adults tend to have an overestimation of their talents and abilities and shirk responsibility if anything goes wrong. They must always be at the center of attention, if not they will most likely abuse drugs or alcohol to escape reality. On February 7th during his last testimony as Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta stated that he informed Mr. Obama that the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was under attack....
  • Rate Shock Threatens Young Americans

    02/16/2013 8:28:53 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 27 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 16, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    Young Americans are faced with joblessness, skyrocketing school loans, and burdensome entitlement programs. Now, health care prices will be rising considerably, threatening “rate shock” on America’s consumers. Aetna is “cautioning that premiums for plans sold to individuals could rise as much as 50 percent on average and could more than double for particular groups such as the young and healthy,” according to the Washington Post’s N.C. Aizenman. For Aizenman, the question is not whether these hikes are justified, but whether young consumers will skip health insurance entirely–and take the penalty instead. “Most of the new rules that could push up...
  • Micheal Moore says "Harry Reid U R the biggest weenie"

    02/16/2013 7:15:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-16-2013 | MOTUS
    Michael Moore is upset with the Republicans who voted against cloture on the Chuck Hagel confirmation: This from a man who knows a thing or two about weenies I’d say, from the looks of him.       So, exactly how many weenies did it take to block a Senate vote on the confirmation of a non-kosher Secretary of Defense? 40, this time. And what do you call 40 weenies, if you’re Michael Moore? A snack. All I can say is be careful there, my little friend, for a man is known by the company he keeps. I’d like to tell you...
  • Is it too late to avert the sequester's deep spending cuts?

    02/16/2013 5:38:32 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 59 replies
    The Week ^ | 13 Feb 13 | Harold Maass
    epublican leaders in Congress predicted Wednesday that painful automatic spending cuts — the sequester, in Washington lingo — will hit at the end of the month, as scheduled. "I think the sequester’s gonna happen," Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of Senate Republican leadership, said at a Politico post-State-of-the-Union event. Indeed, Democrats and Republicans have made little or no progress on a compromise deficit reduction deal that would head off the across-the-board budget cuts, which would hit the Pentagon and social programs especially hard. President Obama warned in his address that allowing the sequester to hit would be disastrous,...
  • Still Confused...?

    02/16/2013 4:27:24 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Obama’s Non-Partisan Campaign Selling Access to Obama for $500,000

    02/16/2013 2:54:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | february 15, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Leaders of Organizing for Action, President Obama’s new nonprofit advocacy group, are courting his top campaign bundlers to be part of a high-dollar fundraising network that will help finance the work of the nascent organization. Bundlers will probably be asked to raised $500,000 to be part of the committee. Such top fundraisers will get perks in return. One reward that was floated as a possibility was an invitation to quarterly meetings with Obama." They’re “Organizing for Action”, but the action that they’re organizing for comes from the White House. This is no different than a candidate funding a grass roots...
  • Who’s next on Obama’s drone hit list?

    02/15/2013 10:31:36 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/15/13 | Senator Rand Paul
    The recent leak of a Department of Justice white paper on the legal justification for the use of drones to execute American citizens abroad accused of terrorism raises some very important constitutional and moral issues. Politicians should not decide the crime and the punishment for American citizens here or abroad. A trial by jury with a judge is a right to be prized by American citizens. Now, if you join al Qaeda, bear arms and attack U.S. forces, no one will argue that you still have a right to a trial. In the heat of battle, everyone understands that those...
  • 'Lincoln' Screenwriter: Obama Win a Rejection of 'Psychotic' Reagan Era Ideology

    02/15/2013 9:16:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 15, 2013 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Tony Kushner, the screenwriter behind the Oscar nominated movie 'Lincoln,' compared Barack Obama to the 16th president and called the defeat of Mitt Romney a "rejection" of the "Reagan era ideology" that leads to a "frightening" path of "psychotic individualism." Appearing on Thursday's edition of PBS's Charlie Rose show the openly gay playwright called Obama's evolution on same-sex marriage "Lincolnian" and roasted Ronald Reagan, Romney and the Tea Party: (VIDEO AT LINK) TONY KUSHNER: So you have people like these Tea Party people protesting government and then asked if they really want to give up their Social Security payments. And...
  • Achieve Ye This Goal - Issues and issues in the State of the Union (Mark Steyn)

    02/15/2013 8:51:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 15, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    <p>‘I’m also issuing a new goal for America,” declared President Obama at his State of the Union on Tuesday. We’ll come to the particular “goal” he “issued” momentarily, but before we do, consider that formulation: Did you know the president of the United States is now in the business of “issuing goals” for his subjects to live up to?</p>
  • Update: Supreme Court Releases Initial Granted Order List; Obama Eligibility Case Not Listed

    02/15/2013 6:51:55 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 22 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Unattributed
    As reported here and here Dr. Taitz filed a petition with the Supreme Court for the Obama eligibility case Noonan v Bowen. The petition was referred to the full court and distributed for conference scheduled for February 15, 2013. Here is the initial order list for February 15th, 2013. The short list of granted petitions does not include Noonan v Bowen. Another list will be released by the SCOTUS on Monday or Tuesday. It is normal for them to release a short list of the granted petitions before they release a very long list of denied petitions. The longer list...
  • 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.