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  • Ukraine: Obama Accuses Putin Of Defying Accord

    04/24/2014 12:23:21 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Sky NewsSky News – 25 minutes ago ^ | – 25 minutes ago | Sky NewsSky News
    Barack Obama has warned Russia could face "consequences" after accusing the Kremlin of not honouring an international agreement aimed at defusing the Ukraine crisis. The Geneva accord between Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU called for an end to violence in eastern Ukraine and compelled armed groups to surrender weapons and leave official buildings. But a week on, the US President said he was ready to "ramp up further sanctions" if Russia continued to disregard the spirit of the agreement.
  • Michelle Obama: Average American doesn´t ´know much about the military´

    04/23/2014 10:20:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/23/14 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to help veterans find jobs to Fort Campbell, Ky.., Wednesday where she said that most Americans don´t know much about the military. Following comments from Jill Biden, the vice president´s wife and Obama´s teammate in helping veterans, she noted that unlike Biden, she had little familiarity with the military prior to campaigning for the White House in 2008. “Unlike Jill, I wasn´t a military mom. I wasn´t a Blue Star family member. I didn´t know much about the military, and I was probably more like the average American,” said Obama.
  • George Clooney storms out of heated dinner after Steve Wynn calls President Barack Obama an (edit)

    04/23/2014 9:50:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 23, 2014 | Zayda Rivera
    If you haven't heard, George Clooney is a huge supporter of President Barack Obama. Hotel-casino developer Steve Wynn may not have been aware just how much Clooney backs the Prez, but he quickly found out after calling Obama an "a--hole," reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  • Japanese MP angry Michelle didn't join prez, claims Obama CHEATS, looming divorce 'open secret'

    04/23/2014 9:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    A prominent Japanese politician has raised hackles as Barack Obama visits Tokyo by claiming it's an 'open secret' that he and the first lady are headed for divorce, and that the president has been using Secret Service agents to cover for him as he pursues extramarital affairs. Kazuyuki Hamada, who sits in the upper house of Japan's parliament, earned his PhD a half-mile from the White House at George Washington University, and emerged as a shrill commentator on America's economy and foreign policy. In 2009 he also joined the ranks of the so-called 'birthers,' arguing in a book titled 'Who...
  • Why is Obama decimating the military while arming federal agencies?

    04/23/2014 9:14:28 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    Steadfast and Loyal ^ | Apr. 23 , 2014 | Allen West
    During the 2008 campaign, I recall then-Senator Obama stating, “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” So, as we decimate our military, cut retiree and veteran benefits, and cut benefits to our military families, we are arming federal agencies. Why? I don’t know about you, but I ain’t about to be a sheep heading to the slaughter.”
  • Ted Cruz's big show

    04/23/2014 8:21:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | April 23, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz hasn't even completed two years in the United States Senate, which makes his accomplishments of the past few days all the more remarkable. The best way to gauge his stature is by the harsh treatment he routinely receives from the establishment media. A profile in the Wall Street Journal began and ended with accounts of Cruz getting snubbed by his Senate colleagues, the first time on the Capitol subway, the second on an elevator in his office building. According to the Journal's account, on the short rides none of his colleagues even acknowledged his presence....
  • what were Obama's SAT scores

    04/23/2014 7:17:23 PM PDT · by Understand the stimulus · 46 replies
    march 23 2014 | understand the stimulus
    Valerie Jarret said Obama the smartest man in the room...sat's plaease
  • Cruz: Bundy Standoff Culmination of Obama’s ‘Jackboot of Authoritarianism’

    04/23/2014 7:15:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 23, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Ted Cruz weighed in on the Cliven Bundy situation with Texas radio host Chad Hasty Tuesday, and he called the standoff between Bundy supporters (some armed) and federal agents a tragic situation, but one that was the “culmination” of how President Obama has been pushing for a bigger and more intrusive federal government. Cruz said that since Obama took over, “we have seen our liberty under assault” from a government “hell-bent on expanding its authority over every aspect of our lives.” He went after Obama for eroding the nation’s constitutional liberties and not understanding the point of the federal government...
  • A Fatal Wait: Veterans Languish and Die on a VA Hospital's Secret List

    04/23/2014 6:21:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies
    CNN AC360 ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin
    At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources. For six months, CNN has been reporting on extended delays in health care appointments suffered by veterans across the country and who died while waiting...
  • Keystone XL’s Continued Delay is Absurd (WaPo: Obama embarrassing U.S.)

    04/23/2014 6:00:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Editorial Board
    IF FOOT-DRAGGING were a competitive sport, President Obama and his administration would be world champions for their performance in delaying the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Last Friday afternoon, the time when officials make announcements they hope no one will notice, the State Department declared that it is putting off a decision on Keystone XL indefinitely — or at least, it seems, well past November’s midterm elections. This time, the excuse is litigation in Nebraska over the proposed route, because that might lead to a change in the project that various federal agencies will want to consider. The State...
  • GE Boss Jeff Immelt Says ObamaCare Hurting Business

    04/23/2014 4:36:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2014 | BY PAUL BEDARD
    A week after General Electric blamed Obamacare for hurting its medical business, the company's chairman on Wednesday warned that uncertainty in the health care field will persist for much longer. “I think that there's still a lot of uncertainty in health care and we'll just have to see that over time,” warned Jeff Immelt during a shareholders' meeting in Chicago. Last week, the firm released financial figures which showed a rise in profits, but a cut in its medical business. That was blamed on companies and hospitals holding back on purchases of GE equipment out of concern over how bad...
  • Ted Cruz's Worst Nightmare Is Coming True [Because Obamacare is working according to Politico]

    04/23/2014 2:08:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 04/23/2014 | RICHARD KIRSCH
    Last August, as conservatives barnstormed the country seeking to build support for a cockamamie plan to shut down the U.S. federal government unless Congress voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican senator, said something surprisingly prescient about the president’s signature health-care law. “President Obama wants to get as many Americans addicted to the subsidies because he knows that in modern times, no major entitlement has ever been implemented and then unwound,” he said. The worry, according to Cruz, was that once the ACA went into effect, we’d all be “addicted to the sugar.” Then, it...
  • Earth Day Nonsense

    04/23/2014 2:50:11 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 29 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    If you didn't realize it, yesterday was Earth Day. Founded back in 1970, this event was created to foster support for environmental protection. (Coincidentally, it's also the day communists celebrate the birthday of Vladimir Lenin.) Chances are you saw some news reports on the joys of recycling and other such fluff. Personally, I find such Earth Day nonsense quite tiresome as the environmental movement went from wanting to stop pollution to full-tilt insane in a few decades. One of the Earth Day consequences that we have is the EPA, which liberals and eco-nuts will gleefully remind us was signed into...
  • Denton(TX) ISD Makes Dramatic Grading Changes

    04/23/2014 2:21:49 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 50 replies
    CBS11DFW ^ | 4/23/14 | Jason Allen
    DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) - The Denton Independent School District is throwing traditional grading methods right out the window, shifting to a new way of assessing their students. The change is going to happen for kids from 6th to 12th grade beginning next year. Teachers will still be handing out letter grades, but the means of calculating those scores will be different than just about any other school district in North Texas. Hand in your homework late? You won’t get a zero. Want a higher grade on a test? Just take it again. Grades will no longer be reduced for failure to...
  • Amid Politics, Obama Drifted Away From Kin

    04/23/2014 12:21:40 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | JASON HOROWITZ
    After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment. There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall. Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday, they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president’s father, as “the spirit of the Obama family” and talked about raising money to send her body back to Kenya. Mr. Obama helped pay funeral expenses and sent a condolence note, Ms. Onyango’s family members said, but the...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘splurging is the key to life’

    04/23/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-22-14 | DrJohn
    Sometimes you just can't write a better title than the one someone blurts out. 'Splurging is the key to life' says Michelle Obama. If there is any one authority on splurging, it's Queen Michele. Does she ever know how to splurge. From Judicial Watch: Her 2013 trip to Dublin cost us nearly $8 million. Her trips to Africa and Honolulu in 2013 cost us $15 million. The Obamas were averaging a vacation a month through March 2013. She get to spend an elongated vacation at pal Oprah Winfrey's palazzo in Maui. It was the beginning of a birthday party that...
  • Cops Say Road Rage Incident Was Prompted By Suspect's "Impeach Obama" Bumper Sticker

    04/23/2014 11:38:14 AM PDT · by kyperman · 73 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 2/4/2013 | Unknown
    Paul Guaschino was driving Friday when a fellow motorist spotted an “Impeach Obama” bumper sticker on the 62-year-old Connecticut resident’s vehicle. According to cops, the other driver apparently did not appreciate the bumper sticker and “displayed his dislike by showing his middle finger.”
  • Obama Names White House Counsel

    04/23/2014 10:40:37 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — President Obama announced Monday that he was naming W. Neil Eggleston, a veteran lawyer with extensive experience representing government officials in congressional and criminal investigations, as his next White House counsel. In choosing a veteran of Washington’s recurring oversight wars, the White House may be signaling that it expects the final two years of Mr. Obama’s presidency to be defined by politically charged hearings, demands for information by Republicans in Congress and legal battles over the scope and limits of executive authority.
  • Israel Is 'Destroying' Al-Aqsa Mosque For 'Alleged' Temple

    04/23/2014 10:12:27 AM PDT · by Fennie · 58 replies
    INN ^ | April 22, 2014
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been stepping up its libel that Israel is "destroying" the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the temple mount in Jerusalem, in order to build the "alleged" Temple. The highest PA religious authority, Mufti Muhammad Hussein, asserted in late March that Israel was making an "attempt... at laying hands on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque... and in addition to the threat of destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque to establish the alleged Temple on its ruins."
  • Kiev must immediately deescalate east Ukraine crisis, call back troops - Moscow

    04/23/2014 9:45:52 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 13 replies
    Kiev authorities must “immediately” deescalate the situation in southeast Ukraine by withdrawing its troops from the region, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said, adding that Kiev must start nationwide talks and stop “distorting” the Geneva agreement. Follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES on military operation in eastern Ukraine “The Russian side once again insists on an immediate deescalation of the situation in the southeast of Ukraine, the withdrawal of divisions of the Ukrainian Army and the start of a real inter-Ukrainian dialogue including all the regions and political entities of the country,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website. Moscow...
  • Secretary Kerry will now bring Worldwide peace and prosperity [Satire]

    04/23/2014 9:34:59 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 23, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) friend, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation received substantial Federal grants after President Obama's approval.  We are honored to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential...
  • Obama goes stag to Asia, and Japanese don't like it (+video)

    04/23/2014 9:02:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 22, 2014 | Howard LaFranchi
    Obama travels to Japan without the first lady, and Japanese tongues are wagging about what that says about Japan's place on the US priority list. After all, Michelle Obama and daughters recently went to (gasp!) China. ... Now on the eve of Mr. Obama’s state visit to Tokyo this week, Japan is back to openly fretting about its place on America’s priority list – particularly in comparison to rising rival China. The reason? When Obama arrives Wednesday evening, he’ll disembark Air Force One solo – without first lady Michelle Obama. Obama will be the first US president to come to...
  • The only way to end racial discrimination is…through racial discrimination?

    04/23/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-23-2014 | MOTUS
    “Justice Sotomayor seemed to mock one of Chief Justice Roberts’s most memorable lines. In a 2007 decision that limited the use of race to achieve integration in public school systems, he wrote, ‘The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.’” On the contrary, the Wise Latina believes that the only way to end discrimination on the basis of race is…to discriminate on the basis of race.Let’s examine the basis for her contention, beginning with Big Guy’s basis for social justice: empathy: But it’s those five percent of the...
  • Adagio For Strings-Чечня{Chechnya}

    04/23/2014 8:31:06 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 5 replies
    A dramic video about the First Russian-Chechen War.
  • Obama Lands Table at World's Most Exclusive Sushi Restaurant in Tokyo

    04/23/2014 7:41:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/23/14 | Alexander Smith
    President Barack Obama grabbed dinner at one of the world's most exclusive restaurants while visiting Tokyo on Wednesday. Sukiyabashi Jiro has no set menu and meals typically last 15 to 20 minutes - but 20 pieces of sushi will set you back 30,000 Japanese yen (about $300). And that's if you're lucky enough to land one of only ten seats in the cozy basement venue.
  • Obama is Bursting the Left's Bubbles

    04/23/2014 4:05:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-23-2014 | J.R. Dunn
    To examine a few examples, we’ll start with the military illusion -- namely, that it is U.S. power that causes all wars. This is derived quite simply from Marxist-Leninist theory: wars are a byproduct of “capitalism.” The U.S., as the premier “capitalist” state, is ipso facto, the cause of war. This is the primum mobile of the modern American left, the driver of such people as Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, and Medea Benjamin. There is a list that circulates throughout the left, consisting of the countries “invaded” by the U.S. in the 20th century. The list includes such nations as...
  • U.S. Releases Another $1 Billion to Iran ($2.55 billion since February)

    04/22/2014 8:23:11 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Adam Kredo
    The United States has released $1 billion in cash assets to Iran in April alone under the interim nuclear deal aimed at ratcheting back Iran’s nuclear program, according to the White House. The Obama administration unfroze Iranian assets totaling $550 million on April 10 and another $450 million on April 15. The United States has now released $2.55 billion to Iran since February, when the scheduled cash infusions first began. The cash releases were contingent upon Iran halting some aspects of its nuclear program and scaling back its stockpiles of highly enriched uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon....
  • Polish Immigrant: Americans 'Have Gotten Stupid', 'Already Forgot What Communism was All About"...

    04/23/2014 1:29:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Do not hurt Russian people with sanctions: Jimmy Carter

    04/22/2014 11:16:16 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 21 replies
    Paris (AFP) - Former US president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday the West should not impose sanctions that would hurt the Russian people over their leaders' actions in Ukraine. "So far, we have limited the sanctions to the leadership of Russia, and I think that is the proper approach," the Nobel peace laureate told AFP on the sidelines of a discussion in Paris on climate change. "I don't think we would go so far as to impose The statesman was taking part in a meeting with students as a member of The Elders group set up to promote human rights around...
  • The Progressive Aristocracy: The Left seeks a separate set of rules for themselves

    04/22/2014 9:17:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 2, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    In recent weeks, we examined the Obama administration’s willingness to reverse positions that it had once proudly proclaimed — on whether an individual mandate is necessary, whether the individual mandate is a tax, whether it is important that you can keep your plan or doctor, whether lobbyists should work in a president’s administration, whether a donor should be appointed U.S. ambassador, and so on. Then we noted environmentalists who said they would not criticize or attack lawmakers who supported the Keystone Pipeline, as long as they were Democrats. Last week, we expanded the discussion to progressives’ wide-ranging willingness to contradict...
  • The New American Fascism: It's time to name the perpetrators.

    04/22/2014 8:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 22, 2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    It is the New American Fascism. And make no mistake — the perpetrators are proud of it. Let’s begin with dates and names. August 7, 2008: The New York Times reports that Nearly 10,000 of the biggest donors to Republican candidates and causes across the country will probably receive a foreboding “warning” letter in the mail next week. The letter is an opening shot across the bow from an unusual new outside political group on the left that is poised to engage in hardball tactics to prevent similar groups on the right from getting off the ground this fall. Led...
  • Vocabulary Fraud: Obama denies by redefinition

    04/22/2014 7:39:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | April 22, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Vocabulary Fraud: Obama denies by redefinition by Daniel Clark While speaking to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, President Obama stated his opposition to state voter identification laws, a position for which no innocent motive exists. It wouldn’t have sounded good if he’d admitted he was defending voter fraud, so instead he redefined the term, so that he could pretend to oppose it instead. “The real voter fraud is those that try to deny our rights by making arguments about voter fraud,” he said, apparently meaning that those who try to prevent voter fraud by requiring identification are themselves the frauds....
  • Stunner! Benghazi Was a Base for Illegal Arms Shipments to Syria

    04/22/2014 6:31:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 22, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Illegal arms were shipped to Syrian rebels from Libya and this could be the reason Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton lied and claimed the attack on the consulate was the result of a video. Seymour Hirsch published an investigative report stating that there is an addendum to the Senate Intelligence Committee report which explains what the CIA was doing in Benghazi. Our government was shipping arms from Libya through Turkey to Syrian rebels before we realized they were al-Qaida. The reason the government lied was probably to conceal an illegal operation to arm Syrian rebels. Ambassador Stevens was the coordinator....
  • Tired of Whining Homosexuals

    04/22/2014 6:15:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | April 22, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I feel sorry for homosexuals because they are afflicted with a birth defect they seem unable to understand. However, I'm tired of them and their supporters harassing those who don't accept their peculiar social views. A growing body of scientific research indicates that homosexuals are born with the brain of one sex and the body of the other. A homosexual male's brain is similar to a heterosexual female's brain. A homosexual female's brain is similar to a heterosexual male's brain. In other words the people who think they are homosexuals are really transsexuals. Thus, homosexuality might be treatable with a...
  • Why Did Obama Hire a Top Criminal Attorney for WH Counsel?(With Former Clinton Scandal Lawyer)

    04/22/2014 6:04:29 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | April 22, 2014, 5:31 pm | Keith Koffler
    If I suddenly told you I was hiring Johnny Cochran to be my attorney, you’d think – well, first of all, you’d think it was peculiar, since Johnny Cochran is dead. Maybe I’m looking to save some money. But, assuming I mean the metaphorical Johnny Cochran, you’d be pretty sure I’m in some kind of really serious trouble. Or if your wife mentioned she had hired a lawyer, and you found out the attorney specializes in . . . divorce. You’d probably start checking some apartment listings. Which brings us to the strange case of President Obama’s decision to hire...
  • Did President Obama's mispronunciation of Oso tarnish his mudslide visit?

    04/22/2014 6:04:23 PM PDT · by djwright · 21 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 4/22/2014 | Josh Kerns
    President Obama had plenty of heartfelt words as he spoke at the Oso firehouse after touring the mudslide debris field. But his remarks are being overshadowed because he mispronounced Oso several times. He got it right the first time he referenced the town devastated by last month's slide as he recognized family members of the victims, first responders and officials, saying he came to let the community know the entire country is thinking of them. But moments later came his big gaffe. "Because while very few Americans have ever heard of Osso [sic] before the disaster struck, we've all been...
  • “If Obamacare Dies, Sarah Palin Killed It”

    04/22/2014 3:48:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 22, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Several weeks ago the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia sponsored a debate–more a discussion–between me and Thaddeus Mason Pope about end of life care under the Affordable Care Act. He supports medical futility. I oppose it. We went from there. I began my presentation with the quote in the headline above–asserting that Palin’s term “death panels” may have put a spear through the heart of Obamacare. I then said: People are afraid of centralized bureaucrats dictating whether Craig’s [the moderator’s terminally ill babies) children can have medical care, whether my 96-year-old mother can have medical care, whether people with disabilities...
  • Ukraine orders military action in the east

    04/22/2014 3:14:23 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 3 replies
    Acting president orders new anti-terrorism operation after a local politician was found dead with signs of torture. Last updated: 22 Apr 2014 22:05 Ukraine's acting president has ordered a military operation against pro-Kremlin separatists in the east of the country, after the body of a local politician from his own party was found showing signs of torture. "I demand the resumption of effective counter-terrorism measures to protect Ukrainian citizens in the east from terrorism," Oleksandr Turchinov said on Tuesday, according to a statement from his other office as parliamentary speaker. Turchinov said that "brutally tortured" bodies had been found near...
  • Eric Holder: Obama’s ‘Clemency Project’ will help drug offenders sentenced under ‘the old regime’

    04/22/2014 2:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Attorney General Eric Holder criticized drug sentences doled out under “the old regime” in a video Monday announcing the Obama administration’s “Clemency Project 2014.” “In 2010, President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act reducing unfair disparities in sentences imposed on people for offenses involving different forms of cocaine. But there’s still too many people in federal prison who were sentenced under the old regime and who, as a result, will have to spend far more time in prison than they would if sentenced today for exactly the same crime. This is simply not right,” Holder says in the video....
  • Obama Signs Bill into Law – Says He will Treat it only as “Advisory”

    04/22/2014 2:46:23 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | april 22, 2014 | tim brown
    On Friday, Barack Obama signed into law S2195, legislation introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), which would prevent diplomats to the United Nations who have "been found to have been engaged in espionage activities or a terrorist activity." During the signing of the law, Obama said he would treat the law only as "advisory." "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress's concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our nation," Obama said....
  • Reid: ‘Something Will Happen’ To Stop Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy

    04/22/2014 1:54:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land. “It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.” Reid called militias staying at Bundy’s Bunkerville ranch “domestic violent terrorist-wannabes.”(continued)
  • Union Hammers Obama for ‘Gutless’ Keystone XL Delay

    04/22/2014 12:59:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 22,2014 | Lachlan Markay
    A top labor union blasted the Obama administration on Friday over what it described as a nakedly political decision to once again delay a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers International Union of America (LIUNA), called the move “gutless” and a “low blow to the working men and women of our country. ”LIUNA is also a strong supporter of innovative oil and gas extraction techniques such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling that are helping to produce record amounts of oil in blue collar areas of the country that have...
  • Sharia in America: Democrats and Muslim Legislators seek to criminalize free speech

    04/22/2014 11:16:58 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 40 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 04/21/2014 | Pamela Geller
    There is very dangerous legislation making its way through both the House of Representatives and Senate that will finish the United States. The sharia bill calls for Islamic blasphemy laws — the criminalization of speech that offends or insults — who, exactly? Well, that is up to the enforcer, is it not? On Wednesday, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced “The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014″ (S.2219), which seeks “to examine the prevalence of hate crime and hate speech on the Internet, television, and radio to better address such crimes.” Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced a companion bill in the...
  • Close Call: Obama Successfully Avoids Another Presidential Moment

    04/22/2014 10:23:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    It’s beginning to look like President Obama has developed a chronic aversion to anything that might be mistaken for “leadership” in his second term. The Keystone XL pipeline was, again, delayed until after the 2014 elections. Of course, then again, maybe this wasn’t political. Maybe the White House just likes watching oil company stocks take a hit every once in a while. TransCanada stock took a beating after it was announced that Obama would once again push the no-brainer decision on the Keystone pipeline until after the 2014 elections. And, while it literally figuratively kills me to write the following...
  • No state funds for Obama library

    04/22/2014 9:25:59 AM PDT · by OMON · 33 replies
    Decatur Herald & Review ^ | April 22, 2014
    A state that is nearly broke has no business spending $100 million on a potential Barack Obama presidential library. But this is Illinois, where logic often takes a vacation. Throw in some parliamentary procedure shenanigans and the Obama presidential library is quickly becoming the typical Illinois government story – spend money that isn't there and do it in a sneaky way. The House executive committee last week approved borrowing $100 million to help finance a library for President Obama. Obama hasn't made a decision where his library will be located – Hawaii and New York are also in the running....
  • Spring Spheres 2014: That’s How We Roll!!!

    04/22/2014 9:03:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-22-2014 | MOTUS
    Was the Spring Sphere Eggstravaganda a success?Absolutely. There was no video of Big Guy missing a dozen shots in a row like last year.If I miss this one, confiscate all the iPhonesWe’ve been practicing shooting our hoops ever since last year’s embarrassing showing. Too bad we didn’t put as much time into practicing our foreign relations.And the old tennis game looked pretty good too:Big Guy, showing Putin and David Brooks that he’s got balls too.As always, this year’s Roll kicked off on the Truman balcony with the National Anthem. For those of you wondering why Lady M didn’t have her...
  • The ‘We Do What We Want, Bleep You’ Administration

    04/22/2014 8:45:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/22/2014 | Tom Blumer
    In the late-1970s, after a Rolling Stone review skewered his band’s latest album, Paul Kantner of the rock band Jefferson Starship fired off a nastygram the magazine printed which read (profanity removed): “We do what we want. Bleeeeeep you.”Although even then it was becoming obvious that a more generic version of Kantner’s attitude was systematically permeating the culture at an alarming rate, who could have guessed that 30 years later, his reaction would become the operating theme of a U.S. presidential administration? No one can argue that even before his 2008 electoral victory, Barack Obama and his cadre of...
  • Obama to free hundreds of drug felons under clemency rules . . .

    04/22/2014 8:35:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2014 | David Martosko
    Title edited for space. Full title: "Obama to free hundreds of drug felons under clemency rules designed to un-do mandatory sentences from 'War on Drugs' era" Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the administration would free convicts who would receive lighter sentences under today's guidelines The White House set the stage for the move in December with a clemency trial balloon, freeing 8 convicts including 6 with life sentences Democratic insiders see the move as a legacy-building recognition of a moral wrong that Obama can right before his presidency ends Republicans counter that it's an election-year stunt meant to break...
  • Obama's Greatest Achievement - Re-Establishing the Soviet Union

    04/22/2014 5:05:01 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/17/2014 | Moneyrunner
    People who see the world through the lens of domestic politics label ObamaCare as Barack Obama’s signature achievement. They are wrong. Obama has had a much greater, and more ominous achievement in the geopolitical arena. What did Obama really have in mind when he told Medvedev that after his re-election he would have greater flexibility? As he assumed office, the world was uni-polar and the US was the sole superpower. Five years into his Presidency, Iraq is reverting to sectarian warfare and becoming an Iranian client state. Afghanistan is slipping away as fast as American troops are leaving. Egypt was...
  • Obama admin wants to require companies to give workers’ numbers, addresses to unions before

    04/22/2014 3:03:36 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | april 21, 2014 | patrick howley
    The Obama administration is poised to change regulations to allow for union “ambush elections” in which workers have less time to decide whether or not to join a union — and in which workers’ phone numbers and home addresses are provided to unions. The administration’s National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposed rules would allow for union elections — in which workers at a company vote whether or not to unionize — to be held 10 days after a petition is filed. And what, exactly, would be happening to the unions during those 10 days? The new rules require employers to...