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  • Obama Waging Another Illegal War in Libya

    05/25/2016 6:41:07 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 May 2016 | Alex Newman
    As if the bloody mess left in Libya by Obama, the United Nations, and al-Qaeda was not already tragic enough, here comes round two. Despite the disastrous consequences of the earlier intervention, which was launched without a shred of constitutional authority, the Obama administration has once again deployed U.S. military forces to the North African nation — again without permission from Congress, much less the U.S. Constitution. Weapons shipments, support for shadowy militia groups, extrajudicial assassinations via drone-fired missile, and more are already under way. And, like last time, various globalist European powers are reportedly helping. This time, rather than...
  • Obama offers to beatbox for Vietnamese rapper (Our President Spits Some Sick Beatbox)

    05/25/2016 5:55:02 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-25-2016 | Eugene Scott
    President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday about the importance of the arts in international politics, making some music of his own to drop a very brief beat for Vietnam's "Queen of Hip Hop." During the final moments of a town hall in Ho Chi Minh City, Obama got a question from a 26-year-old rapper "Suboi," who spit a verse for the President after he offered to beatbox for her.
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The...
  • John Bolton’s reply to Obama’s Hiroshima visit

    05/25/2016 5:49:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton is watching President Obama’s upcoming visit to Hiroshima at week’s end with a keen eye. Mr. Obama is due to visit the Japanese city on Friday, the first president to do so since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the site 70 years ago, by order of Harry Truman, a Democrat. Mr. Bolton, however, has already crafted his response to the visit: a public-service ad produced through the Foundation for American Security and Freedom, which focuses on national security issues here and abroad. “President Obama has made it his mission to apologize for...
  • Ryan Says House Republicans Aim to End 'Executive Overreach'

    05/25/2016 5:28:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) unveiled what he called the Republicans“ “policy agenda” for 2017 on Wednesday, including a plan to regain the legislative power granted to Congress in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. “Article One,” Ryan said at a pen and pad briefing with reporters at the Capitol, “this is something that our members are very animated about because this has gotten out of control. This is about the separation of powers, about the Constitution, and wresting control away from decades of executive overreach and giving it back to Congress,” he said. Ryan noted that President Barack Obama...
  • Mao's Cultural Revolution Offers Lessons for Obama's America

    05/25/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 16 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 25, 2016 | Benny Huang
    I was pleasantly surprised to see the media pause for a moment last week to recall China's Cultural Revolution on the 50th anniversary of its regrettable birth. Unlike a lot of the media's silly anniversaries this one is actually worth remembering. If you aren't familiar with the Cultural Revolution just think of Stephen King's "Children of the Corn" being played out in China rather than rural Nebraska. The movement began in 1966 and lasted about ten years. Children rose up against their elders and seized for themselves the reins of power, humiliating their parents and teachers and sometimes even murdering...
  • DOJ Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels

    05/25/2016 12:38:38 PM PDT · by russbart · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a total of 94 Fast and Furious firearms have been recovered in Mexico City and 12 Mexican states, with the majority being seized in Sonora, Chihuahua and Sinaloa. Of the weapons recovered, 82 were rifles and 12 were pistols identified as having been part of the Fast and Furious program. Reports suggest...
  • The $5 Million D.C. Mansion Where The Obamas Will Live After Leaving The White House

    05/25/2016 2:10:00 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    According to Politico’s Mike Allen, Obama will lease the mansion from former Bill Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart and Giovanna Gray. The home was sold in 2014 for $5,295,000 and has 9 beds and 8.5 bathrooms, according to the McFadden group. It has 8,200 square feet and was built in 1928.
  • Obama Tells Vietnam: U.S. 'Still Striving to Live Up to Our Founding Ideals'

    05/25/2016 2:00:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    In an address to the people of communist-ruled Vietnam on Tuesday, President Obama made a case for the importance of upholding human rights, prefacing it by saying that the United States, too, “is still striving to live up to our founding ideals.” “No nation is perfect,” he said at the National Convention Center in Hanoi. “Two centuries on, the United States is still trying to striving to live up to our founding ideals.” “We still deal with our shortcomings – too much money in politics, and rising economic inequality,” Obama continued. “Racial bias in our criminal justice system. Women still...
  • Why 2 Moms in North Carolina Are Standing Up to the Obama Administration

    05/25/2016 1:18:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    adflegal.org ^ | May 25, 2016 | Sarah Kramer
    Don’t mess with my kids. That’s the message two North Carolina moms want the Obama Administration to hear. They are part of the nonprofit organization North Carolinians for Privacy, which – with the help of Alliance Defending Freedom – is suing the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The lawsuit asks for the court to make clear that students don’t have to give up their right to bodily privacy in order to get an education. “My children should not, being in public school, have to choose between their right to privacy and their protection,...
  • 11 states sue over federal transgender directive

    05/25/2016 11:50:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2016 2:40 PM EDT
    Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Tuesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. …
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons...

    05/25/2016 11:25:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a...
  • Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates

    05/25/2016 10:54:26 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MAY 20, 2016
    Truncated title. Full title: Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates Against Minorities The Obama administration has ordered the nation’s colleges and universities to stop asking applicants about criminal and school disciplinary history because it discriminates against minorities. Institutions are also being asked to offer those with criminal records special support services such as counseling, mentoring and legal aid once enrolled. The government’s official term for these perspective students is “justice-involved individuals” and the new directive aims to remove barriers to higher education for the overwhelmingly minority population that’s had encounters with the law or...
  • Obama Admin. Sued Business Because It Kept Male Employee Out Of Women’s Room

    05/25/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by russbart · 22 replies
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued a private business for sex discrimination and harassment after a male employee — who announced he was switching genders to become a woman — was barred from using the women’s restroom and was referred to with male pronouns by his coworkers.
  • Obamas lease $4.3 million home in tony DC neighborhood - with nine bedrooms, an exercise room, [tr]

    05/25/2016 10:10:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Geoff Earle and Alexandra Genova
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have leased a spectacular 8,200 square-foot home in one of DC's most elegant neighborhoods as their first post-White House dwelling. The $4.3 million home features plenty of room for the Obamas to stretch out – with separate dressing rooms and his and her bathrooms, entertaining space, and a tranquil garden. The home was built in 1928 and features nine bedrooms and eight and a half baths, according to Politico, which first reported the address. The Obama's area leasing the house from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary to Bill Clinton.
  • Obama looks to Hiroshima visit; Abe won't go to Pearl Harbor

    05/25/2016 9:59:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | May 25, 2016 | Nancy Benac, The Associated Press
    SHIMA, Japan (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he plans to use his historic visit to Hiroshima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reflect on the suffering of war and the need to take steps to prevent it. Abe said he had no plans to reciprocate Obama's gesture by paying his own visit to Pearl Harbor. Obama's opened his trip to Japan with much intrigue about his upcoming stop in the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. But that first-ever visit by a sitting American president was caught up in the controversy in Japan over...
  • The Big List of bathroom attacks

    05/25/2016 9:31:45 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 5/23/16 | Bob Unruh
    Many instances of men endangering girls, women President Obama has used his bully pulpit in the past few weeks to tell North Carolina and the rest of the nation that men who say they are women must be allowed to share bathrooms and showers with women and girls. And he's ordered essentially the same thing for public schools, under the threat of losing federal funding. The latest moves in his sexual-alternative agenda, which many commentators are describing as an "obsession," follow his advocacy for "same-sex marriage" and for transgenders in the military and governmental positions. Just say no! The petition...
  • One last time: President Obama and family head to Martha's Vineyard this summer

    05/25/2016 5:05:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Mass Live ^ | May 24, 2016 | Gintautas Dumcius
    President Obama's last year in office will indeed include a vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard. While the White House hasn't put out information confirming the visit, the Cape Cod Times reports that the Coast Guard said the president is flying to the island and staying for up to three weeks this summer.
  • Obama Admitted Zero Syrian Christian Refugees in May

    05/24/2016 8:02:27 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    CNS article via Frontpage ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Patrick Goodenough, CNS via Daniel Greenfield
    The Syrian Civil War is a religious conflict among Sunni and Shiite Muslims. The only genuine refugees are non-Muslims such as Christians and Yazidis. There is no such thing as a Muslim refugee. Despite that, Obama continues his policy of prioritizing fake Muslim refugees over real Christian refugees. Of the 499 admitted in May, 495 are Sunni Muslims and the remaining four are described simply as “Moslem” in State Department Refugee Processing Center data. Since FY2016 began on October 1, a total of 2,235 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the United States. Of them, 10 (0.44 percent) are Christians:...
  • For young Americans, living with their parents is now the norm

    05/24/2016 7:46:47 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    CBS MONEYWATCH copied on Truth Revolt blog ^ | May 24, 2016 | By AIMEE PICCHI
    In Obama's America, a third of all young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are broke, single, and living with their parents. The Pew Research Center released its new study showing that Millennials are tipping the scales for the first time in modern history. From CBS Money Watch: About 32.1 percent of Americans between 18 to 34 years old lived in their parents' homes in 2014, edging out the 31.6 percent who were married or living with a partner in their own household, the analysis of Census data found. The remaining 36 percent either live alone, are single...
  • Ret. Navy Commander: Gitmo Has Not Led to Terror Recruiting Anymore Than a Movie Caused Benghazi...

    05/24/2016 5:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Full title: Ret. Navy Commander: Gitmo Has Not Led to Terror Recruiting Anymore Than a Movie Caused Benghazi Attack Commander Kirk Lippold, retired from the U.S. Navy, testified in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, insisting that Guantanamo Bay remain open for business. “Keeping Guantanamo open is more important now than ever,” Lippold warned. The terror detention facility, which has held almost 800 terrorist detainees since 2002 and today holds only 80, has been targeted for closure by President Obama, who argues the prison is “contrary to our values.” Other social activists have demanded the...
  • SHOWDOWN: EU Vows To Use New Powers To Block All Elected ‘Far Right’ Populists From Power

    05/24/2016 9:14:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    The President of the unelected executive arm of the European Union (EU) has vowed to block all right wing populists from power across the continent, shortly after acquiring the power to exert “far-reaching sanctions” on elected governments.
  • What happens when you actually click on one of those “One Weird Trick” ads? [2013]

    05/24/2016 1:11:02 PM PDT · by Fhios · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | July 30, 2013 | Alex Kaufman
    You’ve seen them. Peeking out from sidebars, jiggling and wiggling for your attention, popping up where you most expect them: those “One Weird Trick” ads ... [Snip]
  • These Are the Radical DOJ Lawyers Suing North Carolina Over Transgender Bathroom Use

    05/24/2016 12:14:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 22, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media published the Every Single One series in 2011. The series documented the Obama administration’s hiring of radical lawyers to fill the career ranks in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Every single one of the new attorney hires were radical leftists or partisans . Since 2011, the situation has only gotten worse. Much worse. The Civil Rights Division exercises enormous power over the everyday lives of Americans: they are involved in employment, education, housing, religious liberty, abortion, prisons, policing, and much, much more. The radical beliefs of these radical lawyers have turned into radical administration policies....
  • The Toiletarians (Very Short Vanity)

    05/24/2016 6:22:43 AM PDT · by scouter · 28 replies
    May 24, 2016 | Scouter
    The heroic statesman (and saint) Sir Thomas More was a close friend of Erasmus, the great classical scholar. They were convinced that humor was a powerful tool for social change. I agree. Humor has a great way of making people see the truth in a nonthreatening way. A few days ago I saw the word "Toiletarian" used on FR by another FReeper. I thought it was great. It sums up in one word the absurdity of what Obama, Clinton, and Bernie are supporting. I think we need to adopt that word ourselves and start spreading it. We need to get...
  • The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building

    05/24/2016 6:01:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Wall Street Journal.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building As the homicide rate keeps rising in many cities, even some who dismissed the ‘Ferguson effect’ admit the phenomenon is real. By Heather Mac Donald May 23, 2016 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey has again drawn the wrath of the White House for calling attention to the rising violence in urban areas. Homicides increased 9% in the largest 63 cities in the first quarter of 2016; nonfatal shootings were up 21%, according to a Major Cities Chiefs Association survey. Those increases come on top of last year’s 17% rise in homicides in...
  • Chopstick Diplomacy: Parts Unknown

    05/24/2016 5:53:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-24-2015 | MOTUS
    Remember the weighty advice Barry had for presumptive Republican presidential candidates a few weeks back? “…the presidency “is not entertainment — this is not a reality show.” Boy, we wish that were so. However, during his recent FEAT (Far East Apology Tour) Barry Obama appeared with Anthony Bourdain for a taping of his show - Parts Unknown, a CNN foodie travelogue. The foodie and the druggie shared a lunch of bún chả and beer; Tony praised Barry’s chopstick skills and picked up the tab. In case you’re not familiar with Tony, he’s the former chain smoking, coke sniffing, heroin addicted...
  • Donald Trump is going to win: This is why Hillary Clinton can’t defeat what Trump represents

    05/24/2016 3:43:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Salon.com ^ | May 24,2016 | Anis Shivani
    The neofascist reaction, the force behind Trump, has come about because of the extreme disembeddedness of the economy from social relations. The neoliberal economy has become pure abstraction; as has the market, as has the state, there is no reality to any of these things the way we have classically understood them. Americans, like people everywhere rising up against neoliberal globalization (in Britain, for example, this takes the form of Brexit, or exit from the European Union), want a return of social relations, or embeddedness, to the economy.
  • Brexit campaign leadership dominated by climate skeptics

    05/23/2016 10:17:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    EurActiv ^ | May 24, 2016 | James Crisp
    Leading figures in the Vote Leave referendum campaign to take Britain out of the EU have links to a controversial climate-skeptic think tank and question the science behind global warming. The group’s three leaders, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and figurehead Lord Nigel Lawson, have cast doubt over man-made climate change, which is backed by most of the world’s credible experts.Lawson founded the Global Warming Policy Foundation in 2009 and is a noted climate skeptic. Both the foundation, which broke UK Charity Commission rules for anti-climate bias, and Vote Leave share rich donors. Gove — who tried to stop climate change...
  • EU referendum poll: pensioners, Tory voters and men are deserting the Brexit campaign

    05/24/2016 12:59:34 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 24 May 2016 | Peter Dominiczak
    The majority of older voters, Conservative supporters and men are now backing the campaign to stay in the EU following a collapse in support for Brexit, a new exclusive poll for the Telegraph shows. The poll finds that the Remain campaign now has a 13-point lead with just one month until the referendum. The latest ORB poll puts Remain on 55 per cent and Leave trailing on 42 per cent, among people who definitely intend to vote. Amongst all voters, the Remain campaign now has a 20-point lead, with 58 per cent of voters saying they back the pro-EU campaign.
  • Obama’s transgender bathroom directive is even worse than you think

    05/23/2016 10:40:42 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 45 replies
    https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/ ^ | May 23, 2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    If you, like 55% of U.S. parents with school-age children, oppose the POS’s latest stunt, ordering all schools, colleges and universities that receive federal financial assistance to allow so-called “transgenders” — a biological impossibility — to use the rest- or locker-room of their predilection, instead of in accordance to their biological plumbing, it’s even worse than you think.
  • Intel Vets Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails

    05/23/2016 8:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Consortium News ^ | May 23, 2016
    A group of U.S. intelligence veterans is calling on President Obama to expedite the FBI review of former Secretary of State Clinton’s alleged email security violations so the public can assess this issue in a timely fashion. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Those “Damn Emails” – “Really a Concern” Introduction Last Wednesday Robert Gates, CIA Director under President Bush-41 and Defense Secretary under President Bush-43, publicly commented that Secretary Hillary Clinton’s “whole email thing … is really a concern in terms of her judgment,” adding, “I don’t know what originally prompted her to think...
  • Republicans seek to combine North Carolina LGBT lawsuits

    05/23/2016 8:05:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 4:37 PM EDT | Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina’s Republican leaders are seeking to combine separate lawsuits over a state law limiting protections for the LGBT community — moves that could help steer the cases to a judge who twice ruled against the federal government in recent years. Three federal judges are currently assigned to five dueling lawsuits over the law, which requires transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates in many public buildings. The law also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide antidiscrimination protections. Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore asked on Monday to combine...
  • Worcester Man Allegedly Planned ‘Lone-Wolf’ Attack On President Obama

    05/23/2016 5:21:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – An inmate at a Bridgewater prison is being charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama in a “lone-wolf style” attack. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Alex Hernandez of Worcester was charged in U.S. District Court in Boston on two counts of threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States.
  • Progressive Racism: A History of Racial Truth, Dare and Deception

    05/23/2016 1:52:22 PM PDT · by detective · 2 replies
    Frontpage ^ | May 23, 2016 | Colin Flaherty
    Below is Colin Flaherty's review of David Horowitz’s new book, “Progressive Racism," which is volume 6 of The Black Book of the American Left, a multi-volume collection of David Horowitz's conservative writings that will, when completed, be the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to define the Left and its agenda. (Order HERE.) We encourage our readers to visit BlackBookOfTheAmericanLeft.com – which features Horowitz’s introductions to Volumes 1-6 of this 10-volume series, along with their tables of contents, reviews and interviews with the author. Cometh the hour: Never in our lifetimes has there been a greater gap between truth and fairy...
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials — including Attorney General Holder — intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,” he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • The Department of Justice is a Criminal Syndicate

    05/23/2016 11:26:28 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 17 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/23/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    Nearly a decade after the crash of the U.S. Housing market, the Obama administration continues to pursue claims against large financial institutions accused of contributing to the crash. For instance, in the past three years the Department of Justice (DOJ) settled with JPMorgan Chase & CO. in November 2013, Citigroup Inc. in July 2014, and Bank of America in August in 2014. These settlements concerned allegations related to the issuance of residential mortgage backed securities, and collectively these three settlements alone have totaled $36.65 billion in payments from the banks to various federal, state, non-governmental organizations, and direct consumer relief....
  • Vietnam Arms Embargo to Be Fully Lifted, Obama Says in Hanoi

    05/23/2016 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | GARDINER HARRIS
    HANOI, Vietnam — The United States is rescinding a decades-old ban on sales of lethal military equipment to Vietnam, President Obama announced at a news conference in Hanoi on Monday, ending one of the last legal vestiges of the Vietnam War. “The decision to lift the ban was not based on China or any other considerations,” he said, with the Vietnamese president, Tran Dai Quang, standing stiffly by his side. “It was based on our desire to complete what has been a lengthy process of moving toward normalization with Vietnam.”
  • Meet The Moms Fighting the Government Over Their Children’s Bathroom Privacy

    05/23/2016 10:42:15 AM PDT · by milton23 · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    A group of North Carolina parents are joining forces to fight the Obama administration over its policy that forces public schools to allow transgender students into restrooms, showers, and locker rooms that are opposite from their biological sex. “It’s not safe for my daughter,” Tammy Covil, a mother from Wilmington, N.C. told The Daily Signal. The parents, part of a nonprofit called North Carolinians for Privacy, allege in a lawsuit filed May 10 against the Department of Justice and the Department of Education that the federal government is forcing them to choose between their children’s privacy and educational future.
  • Minimum rage: Why Donald Trump is doing so well with the working class (Obama's fault free trade)

    05/23/2016 10:17:29 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 41 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | May 19, 2016 at 6:31 AM | Paul Mulshine
    There was a moment during President Obama's speech at Rutgers on Sunday when he mentioned students who had to work to put themselves through college. That included me, back when I went to Rutgers in the 1970s. But I lucked out. One summer, I got a job at the Ford factory a few miles up the road in Edison. When school resumed, they let me switch to part-time. It was great. I could make as much in two shifts at the plant as I could have made working all week at a minimum-wage job. Alas, Ford shut that plant down...
  • 20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency

    05/23/2016 9:55:43 AM PDT · by milton23 · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | James Gattuso & Diane Katz
    The tide of red tape that threatens to drown U.S. consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015, according to a Heritage Foundation study we released on Monday. More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually.
  • Obama Raided $500M for Zika to Finance UN’s Green Climate Fund

    05/23/2016 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | Sen. James Lankford
    Last week, the Senate passed legislation to address and prevent the spread of the Zika virus. However, the Senate failed to pay for it, and instead approved a $1.1 billion “emergency” spending supplemental bill that is not subject to the budgetary caps that were agreed to last year. (Snip) In March, President Obama gave the United Nations $500 million out of an account under bilateral economic assistance to fund the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund. Congress refused to allocate funding for the U.N. Climate Change Fund last year, so the president used this account designated for international infectious diseases to pay...
  • Obama’s plan to reintegrate ex-convicts into society raises crime fears

    05/23/2016 5:52:29 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    The Obama administration has gone into overdrive in the last two months, pushing administrative policy changes to make it easier for ex-convicts to rejoin society, but at the same time sparking concern that reforms will increase crime and jeopardize safety. The federal efforts have been spurred on in part by bipartisan criminal justice reforms enacted at the state level and changing public opinion that has warmed to second chances, experts say. Reforms have included recommendations to make it easier for ex-offenders to obtain state ID cards, removing questions about criminal history from federal job applications and suggestions to do the...
  • Guns In the News

    05/23/2016 5:18:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-22-2016 | MOTUS
    I have an appointment this morning, so here’s today’s topic: Guns.Trumps got ‘em.Hillary wants ‘em: “If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told an enthusiastic crowd.” "Unlike Donald Trump, I will not pander to the gun lobby."( she said while pandering to the Trayvon Martin Foundation's Circle of Mothers.)  Barry’s selling ‘em. President Obama on Monday announced the United States was lifting its decades-long embargo on weapons’ sales to Vietnam, an act most political watchers say will fuel an angry reaction from China. Traitor Hanoi Jane is still conflicted.Guns: good for Vietnam, you –...
  • Ex-White House Aide Ross: Obama Made Conscious Decision To Distance Himself (Shortened)

    05/23/2016 5:02:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 23,2016 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – President Barack Obama made a “conscious decision to try to distance [himself and his administration] from Israel,” which he views as “more of a problem than it is a partner,” Obama’s former aide, Dennis Ross, said on Sunday.
  • President Obama Visits Vietnam – Poses For Picture With Ho Chi Minh Statue…

    05/23/2016 3:28:00 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 76 replies
    CT ^ | 5/23/2016 | Sundance
    President Obama is visiting Vietnam today and paused for a picture with communist party President Tran Dai Quang in front of a bust of Ho Chi Minh. Perhaps it’s just me, but given the nature of the diplomatic relationship this specific optic seems rather inappropriate.
  • Obama Braces for Donald Trump Questions From World Leaders

    05/22/2016 8:13:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Officially, the top world leaders who gather Thursday at the Group of 7 summit meeting will talk about shared concerns, like global trade or the Islamic State. But their private discussions are likely to cover a topic that is not on the agenda: Donald J. Trump. President Obama now hears questions in his meetings with world leaders about whether Mr. Trump has a realistic shot at becoming president. For months, Mr. Obama has answered those questions with an emphatic “no.” But this week’s summit meeting in Japan is the first among major allies since Mr. Trump moved decisively toward securing...
  • Questions all Americans should be asking themselves about women in combat

    05/22/2016 8:02:30 PM PDT · by pboyington · 53 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 22, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Most Americans have never spent a day in uniform in America of 2016 and that is a problem. The White House social engineers have been able to manipulate the Congress and the American people and have led them to believe that women can serve successfully in the combat arms and special operations because most Americans don’t understand anything about the military. Combine the ignorance of a nation, with the political correctness of Congress and the moral cowardice of the Joint Chiefs and it’s open season to destroy the military if your Valerie Jarrett, Ray Mabus, Ash Carter or Barack Hussein...
  • Valerie Jarret interview on 60 Minutes (Barf Alert)

    05/22/2016 4:59:32 PM PDT · by Eric · 42 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes ^ | 05/22/2016 | Norah O'Donnell
    Rarely does one person in the White House have the influence that Valerie Jarrett has had. She holds the job title of senior advisor, but she's more than that. The president has said she's his best friend. She told us she's involved in nearly every decision that's made, including the choice of his chief of staff or who should sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. And that has sometimes caused friction in a White House that prides itself as being no-drama. As the president enters his final months in office, we talked with Valerie Jarrett about her role, the president's...
  • Former White House Reporter: Media 'Happy to Be Managed' by Obama

    05/22/2016 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 21, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Retired USA Today White House reporter Richard Benedetto penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal on Friday titled “How Obama Gets Away With It.” He suggested “Usually when an incumbent president is leaving office and a slew of candidates are battling for his job, that departing chief executive’s record is a major campaign issue.” But Obama’s record in office is not an issue. Obviously, one reason is the Republican establishment didn’t want Obama to be an issue, which is why they moved to take any budget fight with Obama off the table for the rest of his presidency. …