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  • Obama weighs expanding background checks through executive authority

    10/09/2015 3:16:07 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    wapo ^ | Oct 8 | Juliet Eilperin
    In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers. Under the proposed rule change, dealers who exceed a certain number of sales each year would be required to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and perform background checks on potential buyers.
  • Senator Ted Cruz On Speaker Contest, Dealing With POTUS (Audio & Transcription)

    10/09/2015 2:37:43 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz joined me on the show today:Audio: 10-08hhs-cruzTranscript:HH: Joined now by United States Senator Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz, welcome, it’s good to speak with you. TC: Hugh, thank you for having me. It’s always a pleasure to be with you.HH: Quite an amazing day in Washington, D.C.TC: Yes.HH: You have an extraordinary amount of influence on the House of Representatives. What do you think they ought to do?TC: Well, it has been an extraordinary day. Kevin McCarthy’s dropping out, I think, surprised everybody. And you know, what I think they should do is what I have both publicly...
  • Shows of Strength From Trump and Putin

    10/09/2015 2:28:40 PM PDT · by 100American · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Oct. 9, 2015 4:47 p.m. ET | PEGGY NOONAN
    Here is a mystery question. Mr. Trump has been the Republican front-runner for three months. The first voting, in Iowa, is in just more than three and a half months. If Mr. Trump does well in the early contestsif he retains his lead and it starts to look like he can really win the nominationthen at some point it will come down, sharply, to him versus the party establishment. And that establishment, such as it is, will presumably try to kill him. The question: What will that look like? Weve never seen that before. What will it be to have...
  • Sixth Circuit Court Court blocks Obamas EPA water rule nationwide

    10/09/2015 2:03:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/2015 | By Timothy Cama
    A federal court ruled Friday that President Obamas regulation to protect small waterways from pollution cannot be enforced nationwide. In a 2-1 ruling, the Cincinnati-based Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit delivered a stinging defeat to Obamas most ambitious effort to keep streams and wetlands clean, saying it looks likely that the rule, dubbed Waters of the United States, is illegal. We conclude that petitioners have demonstrated a substantial possibility of success on the merits of their claims, the judges wrote in their decision, explaining that the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) new guidelines for determining whether water is subject...
  • Obama Will Violate Law By Implementing Iran Nuclear Deal, Senior Officials Say

    10/09/2015 1:09:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Senior U.S. officials have said anonymously that the Obama administration will violate federal law by implementing the Iran nuclear agreement.A sanctions relief provision included in the deal that directs the U.S. to allow foreign subsidiaries of U.S. businesses “to engage in activities with Iran” if Tehran abides by the deal’s stipulations violates a law signed by President Obama in 2012 that closed this foreign subsidiary loophole.Fox News reported: [The law, the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (ITRA)] also stipulated, in Section 218, that when it comes to doing business with Iran, … what is prohibited for U.S....
  • HUNDREDS TURN OUT to Protest Barack Obama in Oregon Go Golf! (VIDEO)

    10/09/2015 12:27:56 PM PDT · by Torcert · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 9th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The protesters want an end to the dangerous gun-free zone policies. One Defend Roseburg supporter offered this prayer today: We come to You today to first give You glory and honor and praise for we know there is none like You, You are the only one true and living God like You as You have told us in Your Word. Thank You Father for being real and giving us hope. Today we lift up the community of Roseburg Oregon and ask for a hedge of protection there. As You know Lord, president Obama is going to visit Roseburg and many...
  • Live feed of President's visit to Roseburg, Oregon

    10/09/2015 12:26:57 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    KGW ^ | 10/09/2015 | KGW
    Live feed of Obama's visit. ON the left side of the KGW page, click on Live Feed
  • Obama reportedly considering executive action on gun control

    10/09/2015 12:26:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies ^ | 10-9-2015 |
    As President Obama heads Friday to the community rocked by last week's Oregon college shooting, the president reportedly is considering executive action on gun background checks -- after he called for Americans to turn gun control into a political issue in the wake of the shooting. Obama will meet Friday with survivors and families of those killed in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. The gunman killed nine before killing himself. The Washington Post reported that the White House is considering executive action that would compel background checks for "individuals who buy from dealers who sell a...
  • House OKs lifting 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

    10/09/2015 11:26:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2015 1:38 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. The House approved the bill on a 261-159 vote. Supporters said an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions obsolete. Lifting the export ban would lower prices at the pump, create jobs and boost the economy, said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. [] The White House called the bill unnecessary and argued that a decision on whether to end the ban should be made by the Commerce secretary.
  • The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Fiftieth Week in Office

    10/09/2015 10:19:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | 10/9/15 | Nachum
    The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Fiftieth Week in OfficeNews and Notes: ""You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war." -- Churchill's remark after Chamberlain returned from signing the Munich Pact with Hitler10/8/2015 Obama's Bad Iran DealU.S. officials conclude Iran deal violates federal lawObama and the Transpacific PartnershipHow The TPP Could Lead To Worldwide Internet Censorship24 Times Hillary Clinton Championed the Trans-Pacific Partnership While Secretary of StateWhite House Dodges Questions on Hillary Clintons Flip-Flop on TPPObama and SyriaNATO Threatens To Send In Troops After Russia Stations Ground "Battalion" In SyriaIt's 3am...

    10/09/2015 8:04:18 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct 2015 | PAM KEY6
    Tuesday on Newsmax TVs The Steve Malzberg Show, Republican political consultant Mary Matalin said President Barack Obama going to Roseburg, OR on Friday to use the mass shooting to highlight gun control makes himthe Al Sharpton of Commanders-in-Chief. In commenting on the family members of the Oregon shooting not being happy about Obama vising this week, Matalin said, I am so glad to hear that family member speak the truth. This president has become the Al Sharpton of Commanders-in-Chief. I cant believe it. With Christians being slaughtered all over the place and all the problems going on, and he is...
  • Thousands Expected to Protest Obamas Roseburg Visit

    10/09/2015 7:39:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/09/2015 | Debra Heine
    Several groups plan to protest President Barack Obama’s visit to Roseburg, Oregon, on Friday.Many residents of the conservative community are not happy with the president because he politicized the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College before all the bodies had even been identified. David Jaques, publisher of the conservative Roseburg Beacon, put out the word earlier this week that the president would not be welcome in his town because he was coming to further his anti-gun agenda.On Monday, Jaques told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that he had talked to “dozens and dozens of citizens, some family members of the...
  • Obama Seriously Considering Using Executive Authority to Tighten Gun Laws

    10/09/2015 7:34:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/09/2015 | Liz Sheld
    The Washington Post is reporting that President Obama is considering an end run around Congress to make some changes to existing gun laws. In particular, he is considering “imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers.”Under Obama’s proposed executive fiat, dealers who sell more than an arbitrary number of guns will need to obtain a license from the ATF and perform background checks on consumers.This latest overreach comes on the heels of a tragic shooting at the gun-free Umpqua Community College. Obama has asked his team “to scrub what kinds of authorities do we...
  • Obama, Kanye West in Bay Area to raise funds for Democrats

    10/09/2015 6:10:43 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/08/2015 | Josh Richman
    Amid renewed debate over gun control at home and tumult aplenty abroad, President Barack Obama arrives in the Bay Area on Friday to hold two fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee -- including one with a rap artist harboring his own White House aspirations. On Friday night, Obama will attend a reception at a private residence in San Francisco, and on Saturday morning he heads to San Francisco's Warfield Theater for an event featuring rapper Kanye West.
  • Its enough to make a grown man cry.

    10/09/2015 6:28:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-9-2015 | MOTUS
    We dont know exactly what happened, all we know is that the attack left at least one man down.By all accounts it was an alcohol fueled incident related to nightlife shenanigans. Little is known about the perpetrators at this point butt apparently there had been a confrontation between the two groups earlier.Early reports indicate that the wounds, while serious, do not appear to be life-threatening to the body.Even so the whole affair is enough to make a grown man cry.I sure hope they clear this mess on Capital Hill up quickly so we can get back to waging the war...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Reached! Now What?

    10/08/2015 8:15:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Cato @ Liberty ^ | October 5, 2015 | Daniel J. Ikenson
    After six years of negotiations, a final Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has been reached in Atlanta.  Check your pacemakers, trade policy wonks. This is about as exciting as it gets in our world.First, congratulations are in order for the TPP negotiators, who worked extremely hard over the past several years in an environment of profound public skepticism – much of it driven by pervasive scaremongering – to arrive at this moment. Reaching accord on a broad array of subjects between 12 countries at different levels of economic development with disparate policy objectives is not a task for the faint of heart.Second, there...
  • I am worried about Obama's Oregon visit tomorrow ~ Vanity

    10/08/2015 5:14:15 PM PDT · by GraceG · 72 replies
    I have read several stories about Obama visiting the small Oregon town where the shooting occurred, specifically the stories about how the Town doesn't want Obama there. I don't know what it is, but every-time I have read these stories I got a chill down my spine. Like there is some sorta set-up taking place. I dunno why, but if the left is so desperate to get gun control I feel all it would take is an incident in this town while the president is there to solidify the left's push for gun control. Again, not sure why I get...
  • The Uni-partys 2016 Election Strategy

    10/08/2015 4:12:47 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 19 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | September 23, 2015 | Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.
    The main objective of the political-media establishment and, in particular, Barack Obama is to prevent any post-election investigation of the rampant corruption in Washington DC. Both the Democrats and the Republicans want to maintain their standing as permanent political elites, whereby they may continue to treat ordinary Americans as indentured servants and broker the tax revenues for the benefit of themselves and their wealthy donors. It is clear that the Obamas and Valerie "Rasputin" Jarrett hate the Clintons and do not want to risk "payback time" from a vindictive and ruthless President Hillary. The Obama strategy is stretch out the...
  • Obama Passes Law BANNING FREE SPEECH: Media No Longer Allowed To Name Mass Shooter

    10/08/2015 2:13:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 10/8/15 | Pamela Geller
    President Barack Obama held a press conference today to announce signing into law a bill that prevents U.S. media outlets from naming the shooting suspect in any of their news coverage. This is is tyranny. His illegally seized power cannot usurp our first amendment and the rights of the freedom of the press. For years Islamic supremacists like Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Rauf and others demanded that the media stop reporting on jihad terror because it might cause islamophobia (euphemism for opposition to jihad terror). It was unthinkable before Obama. Now that they have their stooge in the White...
  • Report: Is China Preparing For a Land Of Invasion Of the West Coast Of the United States?

    10/08/2015 10:51:19 AM PDT · by amorphous · 92 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Jeremiah Johnson
    When we read the papers or turn on the television (for those of us who have television), hardly a day or two passes by without the mention of new (or ongoing) actions by the Chinese government in a military capacity. Within the past year alone, China has extended her reach steadily beyond her own territorial waters and nearby sea-lanes. She has participated in numerous exercises, some of them jointly with foreign nations. Anyone can clearly witness her aggressive, outwardly expanding policies regarding territory and flexing her muscle. The most recent maneuver comes on the heels of the Russian actions in...
  • Barack Obama, Jackass

    10/08/2015 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Barack Obama took to the microphones to deride anyone who did not agree with his gun control agenda. Stating that it was only good and right to "politicize" the Oregon shooting, Obama stated, "This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families, who lose their loved ones, because of our inaction." Obama then called for "modest" gun regulations, without specifying the nature of those "modest" gun regulations. No...
  • There's No Correlation Between Gun Laws and Homicide Rates

    10/08/2015 6:04:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/7/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In the wake of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, there's been a lot of talk about America's gun laws and ways to prevent mass shootings. As my colleague Matt Vespa wrote on Friday, there's a lot of misinformation on the topic being spread around. One law professor, Eugene Volokh, decided to do the math and see if gun laws were actually effective in reducing crime. Volokh drew up a graph
  • The Only Gun Law That Will End Mass Shootings

    10/08/2015 6:04:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-8-2015 | MOTUS
    What does Barack Hussein Obama wish to achieve by politicizing mass shootings? Safe and sane gun laws? What are they? For a lot of progressives it entails a a gun-free society.I know Im going to sleep better, now that Hilz has finally stated her position on gun control: she thinks its time for responsible gun-owners to 'take back' the 2nd amendment from those dangerous, nut-job extremists in the NRA. And she does this while managing to squeeze out a few tears (just to prove her humanity).And just in case you dont think shes willing to take on the NRA, let...
  • How to Rebuild a Shrinking, Aging American Military

    10/08/2015 6:03:34 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 8, 2015 | : Daniel Wiser
    Todays U.S. military is shrinking and using older equipment as troops face more deployments and emboldened adversaries abroad, according to a new report that lays out a plan to revitalize American defenses. The new report from the American Enterprise Institute said that Americas military power has been declining ever since the first wave of cuts in the aftermath of the Cold War. The Army has dwindled from a size of 535,000 troops in 1991 to 450,000 during the Obama administration, for example, and the U.S. Naval fleet now has 282 ships compared with 451 at the end of the Cold...
  • Rupert Murdoch implies Obama is not 'real black president' in tweet praising Ben Carson

    10/08/2015 1:42:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | October 7, 2025 | Ben jacobs
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has suggested that Barack Obama was not a real black president in a tweet praising Republican candidate Ben Carson on Wednesday night. Murdoch, who has repeatedly praised Carson in recent months, tweeted: Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide? And much else. He then directed followers to an article in New York magazine that he said showed minority community disappointment with the presidents record. However, his earlier tweet directly implied that Obama, whose mother was a white American and whose father was a Kenyan studying...
  • Obama administration has doubts that key Hillary gun proposal can work

    10/07/2015 5:40:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    When Hillary Clinton rolled out a series of new gun control proposals this week, one of the most newsworthy and controversial ideas she put forth was a vow to use executive action as president to fix the background check system if Congress refused to act. But the Obama administration has already taken a long, internal look at the same executive-action proposal Clinton has promised to undertake, and has doubts over whether it can be made to work in practical terms, according to current and former senior administration officials. The administration is still looking at this idea, in the wake of...
  • Russian Offer to Share ISIL Targets With US-Led Coalition Gets No Response

    10/07/2015 8:29:55 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 78 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 10-7-2015 | Sputnik
    Russia has proposed sharing the coordinates of possible ISIL targets with the US-led anti-ISIL coalition, but has not received a response, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov, head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, told media at a press briefing on Wednesday. "This means that either our partners do not have such coordinates, or that they for some reason do not want us to hit these targets. The reason for this remains unclear to us," Kartapolov said, cited by RIA Novosti.
  • Rupert Murdoch: Ben Carson Would Be a "Real Black President"

    10/07/2015 6:54:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 44 replies ^ | October 07, 2015
    Rupert Murdoch once again has no problem making potentially incendiary comments on Twitter. The 21st Century Fox chief took to Twitter on Wednesday to compare GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson to current president Barack Obama. "Ben and Candy Carson terrific," Murdoch wrote about the candidate and his wife. "What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide? And much else." This is not the first time that Murdoch has praised Carson on Twitter. Murdoch has also previously been critical of Donald Trump, with the real estate mogul feuding with Fox News of late.
  • Dems ready sweeping new guns bill

    10/07/2015 5:49:27 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/07/15 | Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim
    Senate Democrats will begin a campaign to combat gun violence on Thursday as party leaders prepare to unveil a sweeping package of legislation that builds on their failed 2013 attempt to require universal background checks for gun purchases, according to senators and aides. The goal is to have the entire caucus, minus perhaps one centrist Democrat, backing a legislative package aimed at preventing guns from ending up in the hands of the wrong people. In addition to background checks, Democrats are aiming to add new money for the Justice Departments existing background checks system that has recently faltered and include...
  • Obama: Customers will accept paying more for higher minimum wage

    10/07/2015 4:40:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/7/15 | Sean Higgins
    President Obama said Wednesday that consumers would be OK paying higher prices if they knew it was the result of an increase in the national minimum wage. He argued that there was therefore no practical reason for anyone to oppose a hike. "I think that most of us are price-sensitive. We're not looking to over-pay. On the other hand, I'll bet that a lot of folks here, if they go to a restaurant, and they know that the people working there are making a living wage, the fact that they may be paying an extra dollar for a burger, would...
  • Obama Squeezes Republicans Throats on Defense Spending

    10/07/2015 5:35:17 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | by Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the Obama administration announced that President Obama would veto a defense authorization bill if it did not close down Guantanamo Bay. White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained that the House funding bill would be vetoed principally becauseof the irresponsible way that it funds our national defense priorities, but also because of the efforts to prevent the closure [of] the prison at Guantanamo Bay. He added that Democrats would sustain Obamas veto, and defense authorization would die.
  • Emails show Qaddafi son offered talks but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take...(Video)

    10/07/2015 5:17:56 PM PDT · by blueyon · 8 replies ^ | 10/07/15 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    "Emails show Qaddafi son offered talks but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call,' source says" Exclusive - New emails obtained by Fox News show that in March 2011, at the height of the Arab Spring revolution inside Libya, dictator Muammar Qaddafis son Saif was willing to talk peace from the ground in Libya but a source told Fox News the offer was rejected by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the years since Qaddafi was forced from power, Libya's government has collapsed, and extremist groups including ISIS have exploited the power vacuum. While the Obama...
  • Some Roseburg residents message to Obama: Dont bother visiting us

    10/07/2015 4:27:14 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | October 7, 2015 | The Register-Guard
    We do not want him to come In an unscientific sampling of Roseburg area residents on Tuesday, more sided with Roberts views than with Foleys. Immediately after Thursdays shooting, Obama repeated a call for more gun control. That did not sit well with some Roseburg area residents. We do not want him to come, and the veterans dont want him to come, asserted Patti Sciapiti, who said that her husband is involved with the American Legion in Roseburg. I dont want him here because I dont think it was proper for him to talk about gun control when the tragedy...
  • Obama apologizes for Kunduz attack, MSF demands independent probe

    10/07/2015 3:48:46 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 7, 2015 | ROBERTA RAMPTON, STEPHANIE NEBEHAY
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Medecins Sans Frontieres for the deadly bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, while the medical charity pressed its demand for an international commission to investigate what it calls a war crime.
  • How a team of Obama veterans helped Bernie Sanders pull in a record number of donations

    10/07/2015 3:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Yahoo! Politics ^ | October 7, 2015 | Alyssa Bereznak, National Correspondent, Technology
    On the last Tuesday in September, an important deadline loomed for the men and women who would be president. The Federal Election Commission requires those running for office to report how much their campaigns have raised each quarter, and the last-minute fundraising appeals that ensue often reach a dramatic pitch as politicians seek to raise a figure that proves they have staying power. Starting at about 9:30 p.m. that evening, online donations through Sen. Bernie Sanderss website, store and the ActBlue fundraising site reached the phenomenal clip of about two contributions per second. They stayed at that high and steady...
  • Obama Squeezes Republicans' Throats On Defense Spending

    10/07/2015 2:20:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the Obama administration announced that President Obama would veto a defense authorization bill if it did not close down Guantanamo Bay. White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained that the House funding bill would be vetoed principally becauseof the irresponsible way that it funds our national defense priorities, but also because of the efforts to prevent the closure [of] the prison at Guantanamo Bay. He added that Democrats would sustain Obamas veto, and defense authorization would die.
  • Hillary Clinton breaks with Obama, announces opposition to Pacific trade deal

    10/07/2015 1:56:41 PM PDT · by 100American · 12 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continued her tack to the left Wednesday, declaring her opposition to President Obamas Pacific trade deal. Mrs. Clinton announced her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership in an interview with Judy Woodruff for PBSs NewsHour program. What I know about it, as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it, Mrs. Clinton said. The former first lady acknowledged that her response had some lawyerly caveats about not having seen every jot and tittle of the pact, but said she doubted she could change her mind. I dont believe...
  • Father of Oregon Shooting Victim: We Will Not Be Attending Obama's Exploitative Gun Control Visit

    10/07/2015 1:38:28 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/07/2015 | Katie Pavlich |
    Tomorrow President Obama is scheduled to visit Rosenburg, Oregon, where 10 people were killed last week at Umpqua Community College by a deranged killer who happened to use a gun to carry out his crimes. We've already reported on the repulsed reaction from the community as people who live there continue to reject Obama's visit. Now Stacy Boylan, the father of shooting victim Ana Boylan, is directly speaking out against Obama's visit and has no interest in putting up with his exploitation of the tragedy for political purposes.
  • Thousands of Residents to Protest Obamas Visit to Roseburg, Oregon

    10/07/2015 1:31:15 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | October 07, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    Following the massacre of students at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, last Friday, President Obama issued a statement of condolence and reiterated his determination to press for more gun laws. On Monday he announced that he would visit Roseburg to console the families of the victims. But apparently this was not by invitation, and resistance to his unwelcome intrusion is building. In last Fridays remarks, the president made clear his agenda:
  • Decoding Putin's new narrative for Syria

    10/07/2015 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Sandhya Jain
    Russia's launch of air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria has given a leash of life to the Syrian President. It has forced Washington to reconsider regime change as the cornerstone of its foreign policy architecture The Russians have arrived in West Asia, with a bang, with air strikes against the terrorist Islamic State (Dawlat al-Islamiyah f'al-Iraq w Belaad al-Sham, or Daesh, in Arabic), giving a new leash of life to the beleaguered Syrian President. Their arrival has strengthened Iran, the sole regional ally of the Damascus regime, given a fillip to the Shia Crescent from Iran to Iraq...
  • Kasparov: Putin's Goal in Syria Is Chaos

    10/07/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    newsweek ^ | 10/7 | kasparov
    ...The greatest danger isn't in confronting Putin, it's in waiting so long to do so that the stakes will be incredibly high. The longer we wait, the more confident he becomes and the more dangerous the eventual confrontation will be. Stopping Putin will be harder now than it would have been two years ago, but easier than it will be a year from now.
  • Obama calls on nation to refashion the social compact, strengthen labor union powers

    10/07/2015 11:26:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Wednesday called on U.S. business, labor and political leaders to refashion the social compact and strengthen union powers across the country, arguing that the troubling trend of declining middle-class wages can be turned around by redefining the basic principles of workers rights. During a speech at a White House summit on working Americans, the president drew a direct link between drops in union membership and the stagnation of most workers wages. Mr. Obama also said that workers anxiety about their job security and whether theyll be afford to feed their families contributes to anti-immigration sentiment and other...
  • Obama cites labors role in US economy amid trade rift

    10/07/2015 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 1:28 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama says labor laws should be strengthened and it should be easier for workers to join unions. Obama made the comments at a White House workers summit on Wednesdayjust as theres a rift with labor over a Pacific Rim trade agreement.
  • Obama, You Had Your Chance to Become a Hero -- You Gave It Away to Putin

    10/07/2015 10:47:40 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 16 replies
    huffington post ^ | 10/7 | kino
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  • Our Baghdad Bob president

    10/07/2015 10:24:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    WAPO ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, better known as Baghdad Bob, was the unintentionally hilarious Iraqi information minister who, no matter what evidence to the contrary, emphatically predicted evisceration of U.S. forces during the Iraq war and denied any news suggesting otherwise. As NBC News recalled, His last public appearance as information minister was on April 8, 2003, the day before the fall of Baghdad, when he said that the Americans are going to surrender or be burned in their tanks. They will surrender, it is they who will surrender. Baghdad Bob now seems to be the model for the Obama White...
  • Obama's U.N. plan: Globalize cops against 'violent extremists'

    10/07/2015 10:17:42 AM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    President Obamas new Strong Cities Network, announced with little fanfare last week at the United Nations, appears to be another effort to strip authority from local police departments and to demonize conservative Christians, say advocates of civil and religious liberties. The stated goal of the program is to connect local police departments with their peers around the world in an effort to combat violent extremism, according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who announced the program to the U.N. on Sept. 30. Lynch, with New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio by her side, told world leaders that the time has come for...
  • Something we should politicize? National media avoids mass shooting in lib utopia of Baltimore

    10/07/2015 10:00:33 AM PDT · by Torcert · 7 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 7, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Another day, another mass shooting that will be underreported because it happened in a city run by liberal Democrats: The Baltimore Sun @baltimoresun Five people ages 17, 24, 23, 26 and 55 were shot Tuesday afternoon in West Baltimore, police said. Luckily all five people were shot in their lower extremities and are expected to survive So, wheres the national media? Yesterdays shooting happened near an elementary school and kids were everywhere: Kevin Rector @RectorSun Shortly before today's quintuple shooting I was ~2 blks away working on another story. Makes me think about kids surrounded by it...
  • Does Obamas Policy In The Middle East Help Establish the Caliphate?

    10/07/2015 9:59:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/15 | Robert Klein Engler
    Still, many believe Obama is not a Muslim, and is not hostile to Israel. If he is not, what then is the motive of a US foreign policy that helps ISIS revive the Caliphate and threatens Israel with nuclear destruction? Events in the Middle East are complicated. It is often difficult to keep tract of the moves made by both state actors and state leaders. Here are a some points to keep in mind as we attempt to piece together reports in the media and stories researched online about developments in the volatile part of the world. In June of...
  • Video: Ted Cruz on America's Newsroom (Obama/Clinton failed foreign policy)

    10/07/2015 8:48:59 AM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Ted Cruz ^ | October 7, 2015
    Do you want to know what the Obama/Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind produces? Watch the Video
  • Why Obama Prefers Politicizing To Actual Politics

    10/07/2015 7:56:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    resident Obama was right. He was right when, just a few hours after the horrible shooting in Oregon, he decried the fact that such slaughters have become "routine." He was even right, in a sense, when he defended politicizing the tragedy. "Of course," Obama said Thursday night, "what's also routine is that somebody, somewhere, will comment and say, 'Obama politicized this issue.' Well, this is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic." This was a nice Aristotelian flourish. "Man is a political animal," Aristotle said, and it is through politics that...