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  • Immigration reform advocates protest at Obama’s LGBT victory lap

    06/18/2014 2:43:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 18, 2014 | By Emma Margolin
    President Obama took a much-deserved victory lap on LGBT equality Tuesday night, declaring before an adoring crowd in New York City that his administration has “been able to do more to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans than any administration in history.” And he’s right. As President Obama prepared to celebrate his historic record on advancing LGBT equality, dozens of protesters gathered on the street to point out one major black mark. Under this administration, approximately two million undocumented immigrants – many, LGBT – have been deported to countries where their sexual orientation or gender identity...
  • “Most transparent” White House ever rewrote FOIA to exclude its own docs

    03/19/2014 1:16:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2014 | BRUCE MCQUAIN
    That’s right, the Obama White House has quietly rewritten a portion of the Freedom Of Information Act to exclude what it calls “White House equities” from being released without a White House review. The rewrite was inspired by a 2009 memo by then White House counsel, Greg Craig: The Greg memo is described in detail in a new study made public today by Cause of Action, a Washington-based nonprofit watchdog group that monitors government transparency and accountability.How serious an attack on the public’s right to know is the Obama administration’s invention of the “White House equities” exception?“FOIA is designed to...
  • Obama: You Can't Keep Your Doctor

    03/14/2014 3:20:26 PM PDT · by gooblah · 6 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | RUSH LIMBAUGH
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you remember -- and I've got the audio sound bites here to refresh your memory. Barack Obama lied, it's been calculated, roughly 25 times over three years. "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Obamacare is not gonna affect you! You like your doctor, you like your plan, you keep it." I will maintain to you that Barack Obama would not have been reelected had he not made that lie. If people had known they weren't gonna be able...
  • Is the President Dishonest Or Ignorant? (How about both?)

    12/05/2013 11:07:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    In September, White House Spokesmodel Jay Carney was asked about the mounting stories of companies cutting employees and hours to get under the arbitrary magic numbers created for Obamacare’s many mandates. In typical progressive fashion, Carney dismissed reality and substituted his own. “There’s a difference between anecdotes and data,” he said. He’s right, of course. And he should know … his boss has governed by anecdote, not data, not facts, since he took office. Putting Obamacare aside for the moment, the most egregious example in the history of the United States of the bluster of anecdotes over reality came in...
  • Obama promised 8 times during campaign to televise health care debate

    12/02/2013 6:34:55 AM PST · by Maceman · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 6, 2010 | Clemente Lisi
    The health care revolution will not be televised despite what President Obama promised you two years ago. Obama has broken his campaign promises to make the health care debate a transparent process after saying he would do so on at least eight occasions during his 2008 White House run.
  • Provision in Obamacare Likely to Force Up Cost of Many Family Plans

    12/01/2013 8:45:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    In an ongoing trend, unrelated to Obamacare, companies have been passing on more and more healthcare costs to employees. However, an ACA gotcha has impacted the way costs are passed on, with families taking a bigger hit than individuals at many companies. Please consider Companies Prepare to Pass More Health Costs to Workers. Many employers are betting that the Affordable Care Act's requirement that all Americans have health insurance starting in 2014 will bring more people into their plans who have previously opted out. That, along with other rising expenses, is prompting companies to raise workers' premium contributions, steer them...
  • Obama Breaks 'Keep Your Doctor' Promise With Seniors

    11/27/2013 4:40:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/26/2013 | John Merline
    Nearly four in 10 seniors worry ObamaCare will cause them to lose doctors they like, despite President Obama's repeated promise to the contrary, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. That translates into nearly 16 million people age 65 and over. Their concerns appear to be justified. Many seniors are, in fact, already losing access to their doc tors, and more than half a million are losing access to plans they liked this year, as $200 billion in ObamaCare-mandated cuts to the popular Medicare Advantage program start to take effect. Earlier this month, seniors learned that UnitedHealth (UNH) is dropping thousands...
  • Nancy Pelosi: I'm Not Apologizing Because Obama Didn't Lie

    11/16/2013 6:17:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Politix ^ | 11/15/13 | Mary Noble
    Obama has apologized for claiming "if you like your health plan you can keep it," but Democrats to his left are standing their ground. Nancy Pelosi was unrepentant at a press conference on Friday, Politico reports. She said Obama had no need to apologize because his claim was "absolutely" precise. "There's nothing in the Affordable Care Act that says that your insurance company should cancel you," she told reporters. "That's not what the Affordable Care Act is about. It simply didn't happen."
  • Obama denies ‘you can keep it’ videotaped promises

    11/05/2013 5:14:54 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 193 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/13 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama told his enthusiastic supporters Monday night that he never promised what video recordings show him promising at least 29 times. The videos show Obama promising 300 million Americans that “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period.” (snip)
  • Gibbs: President was "certainly wrong" to promise people could keep health plans

    11/04/2013 11:37:08 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/5/2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama's former press secretary, Robert Gibbs, says it was "certainly" wrong for the president to continuously promise that people would be able to keep their health care plans under Obamacare ..."Well, look, I don't recall significant discussions around some of the verbage on this, to be a hundred percent honest with you," said Gibbs this morning. "But do you agree it was a wrong move?" "Oh, well, certainly," said Gibbs. "I mean, I don't think anybody dealing with this today finds what was said. Now, I do think some explanation in terms of the fact that policies that were...
  • “What Difference Does It Make”? The Difference Between Truth and Lies

    11/04/2013 9:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Why do a vast majority of the American public continue to fall for the constant lies coming out of Washington?What is it that they just don’t see?Time and time again the rug is pulled out from under them and they still fall for the same old “bait and switch”.Politicians know it and now they have no qualms about continuing the lies even after we know they are lies! I remember a time when at least they tried to cover it up, (Richard Nixon), or they came clean after they were caught, (Bill Clinton).Today however, they fabricate a lie in order...
  • FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION: Obama DUPED America into implementing Obamacare [Vanity]

    11/01/2013 1:39:22 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 17 replies
    November 1, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    FReepers, we are looking at perhaps one of most epic acts of 'bait and switch' ever perpetrated on the American people. Thought the Fast & Furious, IRS, NSA, DOJ spying on Fox News, and Benghazi scandals were bad? The Obama administration's crime of willfully misrepresenting Obamacare in order to get the public to support it and Congress to pass it is perhaps the most deeply personal 'bait and switch' in all of American history, ever. No political scandal in our history has affected each and every one of us as deeply and personally by triggering the loss of our current...
  • Zogby Report Card: Obama has lost our trust

    10/27/2013 1:05:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD |
    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has put himself in a horrible position with the failed Obamacare website and indefensible spying on foreign allies. "There is no positive spin for the president this week. A weak jobs report and record numbers out of the workforce. “Plus the worst imaginable rollout of a website in the history of website rollouts. Am I correct that the U.S. paid $600 million for [its] Affordable [Care Act] web presence? At least the $400 hammers and $600 toilet seats worked, I presume. “Listening in on German Chancellor...
  • Berlin Says U.S. May Be Spying on Merkel’s Phone

    10/23/2013 5:50:42 PM PDT · by bkopto · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 23, 2013 | Anton Troianovski, Jared A. Favole
    Germany said it believed that U.S. intelligence agencies may be spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, an intrusion that it said would constitute a “grave breach of trust” between the longtime allies. Ms. Merkel called President Barack Obama on Wednesday and made clear that such surveillance among allies would be “fully unacceptable,” her spokesman, Steffen [...]
  • Obama on Obamacare: “We did raise taxes on some things.” (Duck You Suckers)

    09/25/2013 12:14:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | September, 25, 2013 | John Kartch
    During his Tuesday remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama admitted that his health care law raises taxes: “So what we did — it’s paid for by a combination of things. We did raise taxes on some things.” “Some things” is an understatement. Below is just a partial list of Obamacare’s new or higher taxes on Americans: Starting in tax year 2013: Obamacare Medical Device Tax: Medical device manufacturers employ 409,000 people in 12,000 plants across the country. Obamacare imposes a new 2.3 percent excise tax on gross sales – even if the company does not earn a profit...
  • White House Celebrates Bisexual Visibility Day with an Official Closed-Door Event

    09/24/2013 7:33:24 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 78 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Septembe r24, 2013 | pjmedia
    White House Celebrates Bisexual Visibility Day with an Official Closed-Door Event Did you know that today is Bisexual Visibility Day? You may not be aware, but they are at the White House and will be celebrating with an official event. Seriously, this is not a joke. Today, in honor of Bisexual Visibility Day there will be a White House roundtable discussion “about issues facing the bisexual community” attracting bisexual activists from around the nation
  • Black Chamber of Commerce describes Obama as Hopeless

    09/21/2013 10:54:46 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 25 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 11, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Harry Alford, the president of the Black Chamber of Commerce, says that he failed to properly vet Obama before he voted for him in 2008. Alford says that his growing disappointment and growing suspicion of President Obama is based on his secretiveness and placing politics over policy. “I didn’t analyze him. I read his book and he’s talking about using cocaine and all the drugs he could find and I kind of brushed through that. That should have caught my eye.”
  • Obama: 'Raising the Debt Ceiling...Does Not Increase Our Debt,' Though It Has 'Over 100 Times'

    09/18/2013 3:30:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 18, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    Raising the debt ceiling doesn't increase the nation's debt, Pres. Obama declared in a speech today... Obama dismissed concerns about raising the debt ceiling by noting that it'd been done so many times in the past: ... Obama went on to suggest that "the average person" mistakenly thinks that raising the debt ceiling means the U.S. is racking up more debt:
  • Obama will deal on budget, not on debt limit -ABC interview

    09/15/2013 10:58:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept 15, 2013 | By Mark Felsenthal
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, in an interview broadcast on Sunday, blamed conservative Republicans for a stalemate on the budget and insisted that while he is willing to haggle over taxes and government spending, he will not make a deal would that would impose conditions on increasing the nation's debt limit. With a possible government shutdown looming in two weeks, and the threat of a U.S. debt default as early as mid-October, Obama said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" that it is up to lawmakers to work out a budget. He insisted the budget should contain enough spending...
  • Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria

    09/04/2013 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 184 replies
    Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria Daniel Halper September 4, 2013 9:31 AM President Obama said in Sweden today that he personally "didn't set a red line" on Syria: "First of all, I didn't set a red line," said Obama. "The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world's population said the use of chemical weapons are [inaudble] and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red...
  • FLASHBACK-US Will Not Pay $25 Million Osama Reward, Officials [ He got prison instead! ]

    08/14/2013 4:05:43 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    ABC news ^ | way back in May of 2011 | ABC news
    No one will receive the $25 million reward for the capture of Osama bin Laden, say U.S. officials, because the raid that killed the al Qaeda leader in Pakistan on May 2 was the result of electronic intelligence, not human informants. "We do not expect a reward to be paid," said a senior U.S. official familiar with the bin Laden hunt, meaning that the $25 million bounty offered by the U.S. under the Rewards for Justice program after the 9/11 terror attacks will probably remain uncollected.
  • Report: Obama Appointees Using Secret Email Accounts (Barf Alert)

    08/13/2013 6:36:30 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 4, 2013 | Zack Cloeman
    Several of President Obama’s political appointees are using secret government email accounts, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. The administration officials contend the separate addresses used by the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency and other departments are necessary to keep their primary inboxes from overflowing. But the practice invites concerns that federal agencies are conducting official business through accounts that go undetected in public records requests. It brings worries that government officials are hiding information and decisions. "What happens when that person doesn't work there anymore? He leaves and someone makes a request (to review emails) in two years,"...
  • Obama Promises Disappear from Web

    07/26/2013 11:56:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Sunlight Foundation ^ | 26Jul 2013 | John Wonderlich
    Change.gov, the website created by the Obama transition team in 2008, has effectively disappeared sometime over the last month. While the front splash page for Change.gov has linked to the main White House website for years, until recently, you could still continue on to see the materials and agenda laid out by the administration. This was a particularly helpful resource for those looking to compare Obama's performance in office against his vision for reform, laid out in detail on Change.gov. According to the Internet Archive, the last time that content (beyond the splash page) was available was June 8th --...
  • Bill Clinton Needs to Shut Up

    06/18/2013 3:34:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Root ^ | June 18, 2013 | Jack White
    The ex-president's willingness to speak out on Syria spells disaster for Obama in more ways than one.I wish that when President Bill Clinton started spouting off the other day about the need for President Barack Obama to intervene in Syria's horrific civil war or risk looking like "a total fool," Obama had followed the example set by his wife when she was recently confronted by a heckler. I wish that Obama had leaped from his bully pulpit, got in Clinton's face and silenced him with a withering put-down. But of course, that didn't happen. Instead of resisting the intensifying pressure...
  • White House defense: Visitor logs too unreliable to reveal whether Shulman visited 157 times

    06/01/2013 8:45:42 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 108 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-31-2013 | Vince Coglianese
    May 31, 2013 White House defense: Visitor logs too unreliable to reveal whether Shulman actually visited 157 times Vince Coglianese The White House on Friday pushed back against news that former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times from 2009 to 2012.Shulman is a central figure in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, having led the agency while those groups were singled out for harassment.When challenged last week by congressional investigators about just 118 of the 157 apparent White House visits, Shulman did not dispute the number, only identifying several reasons why he visited so...
  • 1,500 Page Immigration Bill to Drop One Day Before Only Hearing?

    04/13/2013 3:00:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 81 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 4-13-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    According to an ABC News report, senators from the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” pushing immigration reform are expected to drop their bill, estimated at around 1,500 pages, on Tuesday, mere hours before the only scheduled Senate hearing on the topic. “A bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce its long-awaited immigration bill on Tuesday, Senate sources confirmed to ABC News,” Jim Avila and Jordan Fabian wrote on Friday. “Four Democrats and four Republicans, known as the 'Gang of Eight,' wrapped up months of hard-fought negotiations this week and will put forth a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for...
  • Obama says decade of war ending (Neville Chamberlain II)

    01/21/2013 9:24:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    Associate Press ^ | Jan 21, 12:07 PM EST | none stated
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  • Here are 138 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy...

    01/21/2013 11:57:22 AM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Here are 138 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeeds In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I voted for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for the Green Party in future elections.Here are 138 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeeds:1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approvalIn June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)...
  • Obama 2008 - "I Am Not Going To Take Your Guns Away, That Just Ain't True"

    12/29/2012 3:32:45 PM PST · by lowbridge · 52 replies
    youtube ^ | december 29, 2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkUpp22fHyw
  • Turkey pardoned by President Obama last Thanksgiving, euthanized

    11/22/2012 3:16:59 PM PST · by Capt. Canuck · 41 replies
    wptv ^ | 22 Nov 2012 | By: Mike M. Ahlers, CNN Senior Producer
    Washington -- Peace, one of two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year, was euthanized Monday, according to an official who insisted the timing of the death - days before the Thanksgiving holiday - was not suspicious. Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, confirmed that Peace had been dead after a weekend "illness." But Aloise knew neither the nature of the illness, the manner of death, nor what had been done with the remains of the large, edible bird. "I appreciate where you're going with this," Aloisi told CNN. "But I assure you that these...
  • OBAMANESIA (OBAMA-NESIA?)

    10/24/2012 5:18:07 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 6 replies
    Chat
    Let's help Obama remember because he certainly seems to have amnesia on his so-called "promises", like unemployment below 8% (we all know the advertised rate is totally false), like his "most transparent administration", etc. Use links to document. Hey, RR, time for some Obamanesia to hit the airwaves.
  • State Department official: Negotiations to extend U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan starting soon

    10/16/2012 10:22:55 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Despite statements by Vice President Joe Biden, the State Department is about to begin formal negotiations over the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, a top State Department official said Tuesday. Last week, U.S. and Afghan negotiators met in Kabul to talk about the Bilateral Security Agreement that will govern the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, when President Barack Obama said the combat mission in Afghanistan will end and the U.S. will complete the transition of the entire country to Afghan government control.
  • Obama Advisor Admits "We Need Death Panels"

    10/02/2012 11:03:28 AM PDT · by GVnana · 35 replies
    world net daily ^ | 10/2/2012 | Aaron Klein
    A top Democrat strategist and donor who served as President Obama’s lead auto-industry adviser recently conceded that the rationing of heath services under Obamacare is “inevitable.” Steven Rattner advocated that such rationing should target elderly patients, while stating, “We need death panels.” Rattner serves on the board the New America Foundation, or NAF, a George Soros-funded think tank that was instrumental in supporting Obamacare in 2010. Soros’ son, financier Jonathan Soros, is also a member of the foundation’s board. Rattner was the so-called “car czar,” the lead auto adviser to the Treasury Department under Obama. Last month, Rattner penned an...
  • Poll: Four in 10 believe in Obama healthcare law ‘death panels’

    09/26/2012 3:29:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/2012 | Elise Viebeck
    About four in 10 U.S. adults believe that President Obama's healthcare reform law will create "death panels" to decide patients' fitness for care, according to a new Associated Press-GfK survey. Support for the widely challenged claim has remained steady since 2010, when 39 percent believed "death panels" would result from the healthcare law. Today, 41 percent say the same is true. Overall, most people believe the law will go into effect in spite of Republican pledges to repeal it. About seven in 10 adults said the law will be implemented with some changes, while 11 percent believe it will be...
  • Please show everyone this list of Obama’s lies and illegal actions

    09/24/2012 11:21:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 24, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Please show everyone this list of Obama’s lies and illegal actions If you know anyone with an interest in politics who likes to get links through emails, or if you post on any political message boards, please show this link to them. Just copy and paste the following. Thank you!Here are 95 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, and cronyism:http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/here-are-95-examples-of-barack-obamas-lying-lawbreaking-corruption-and-cronyism/
  • Michelle Obama says change takes time, urges four more years

    09/04/2012 8:18:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 4, 2012
    (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama acknowledged on Tuesday that the change her husband Barack Obama sought in his White House campaign four years ago has proven difficult but urged voters to give him another term to fix the weak U.S. economy. "He reminds me that we are playing a long game here, and that change is hard, and change is slow, and it never happens all at once," she told the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. "But eventually we get there. We always do," she said.
  • VIDEO: Bart Stupak says HHS Mandate Violates Executive Order and is Illegal

    09/04/2012 12:49:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Red State ^ | September 4, 2012 | Breeanne Howe
    Bart Stupak was a vital swing vote in the Obamacare debate 2 years ago. As a pro-life Democrat he could not support Obama’s signature initiative without some assurance that abortion would not be covered by the monstrous healthcare overhaul. Following an Executive Order signed by President Obama that supposedly ensured that abortion would not be covered, Stupak declared victory for the pro-life movement. This in spite of the fact that many had said the Executive Order was toothless and would not prevent anything. It seems Mr. Stupak has finally realized this.
  • Obama's Altered Tax Pledge

    08/23/2012 11:07:20 AM PDT · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-22 | John Kartch
    2008: “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” --Candidate Barack Obama, Sept. 12, 2008 “No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama’s plan will see one single penny of their tax raised whether it’s their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax.” --Joe Biden, Vice-Presidential debate in St. Louis, Oct. 3, 2008 2012: “So if your family makes under $250,000 --...
  • Obama Hasn't Been Divisive? You Can't Be Serious

    08/21/2012 6:11:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    I was on Sean Hannity's show the other night, and the question was whether Obama's statement denying his divisiveness is defensible. It's not. Obama said, "I don't think you or anybody who's been watching the campaign would say that in any way we have tried to divide the country. We've always tried to bring the country together." If this weren't such a serious subject, his statement would be laughable. Let's just say it's ludicrous -- and disingenuous. A Gallup poll showed that at the end of Obama's second year in office, 81 percent of Democrats approved, while 13 percent of...
  • Spike Lee: Barack Obama is 'not perfect'

    08/10/2012 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | August. 10, 2012 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Spike Lee said President Barack Obama is "not perfect," but that expectations for his first term "were way too high." “He was a savior, black Jesus,” the actor-director told CNN's Don Lemon in an interview airing in its entirety Saturday. “Look, I don't care who it was. Expectations were way too high.” Lee accused Republicans of gridlocking Congress to prevent Obama from winning a second term — "a Congress that's solidified as saying, 'Whatever you do, we're blocking that. We're blocking, and every breath we take, we're going to do what we can that you don't get a second term....
  • White House ex-aide accused of skirting disclosure rules

    08/01/2012 4:05:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    With just three months to go in the election, President Obama’s campaign manager faced a fusillade of questions Wednesday about whether he deliberately skirted disclosure rules during his time as deputy White House chief of staff, undermining the administration’s claim to be “the most transparent administration in history.” A House Energy and Commerce Committee report released Tuesday revealed several emails from senior White House aides sent from private addresses, as well as email correspondence about meetings with lobbyists purposely scheduled off campus to avoid official records. Jim Messina, then Mr. Obama’s deputy chief of staff, sent one particularly embarrassing email...
  • Democrats Move to Include Gay Marriage in Party Platform

    07/30/2012 1:40:39 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/30/12 | Jeremy W. Peters and Michael D. Shear
    Democrats moved to make same-sex marriage a part of their party platform, placing language that would declare a right for gay men and lesbians to marry on track for approval by the party’s leadership. Party officials met over the weekend in Minneapolis and approved the first step in the platform-amending process. In two weeks, the entire platform committee will vote on the matter at a meeting scheduled in Detroit. Then, if approved as expected, it would move on to convention delegates in Charlotte, N.C., for final approval in September. According to Democrats who were briefed on the vote in Minneapolis,...
  • President extends Bush-era tax cuts to the middle class for just 1 year

    07/09/2012 10:51:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/9/12 | Staff w/ Associated Press
    Washington - President Obama launched a push to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class for just one year as he seeks to shift the election-year economic debate from the dismal jobs market to assertions that Republican rival Mitt Romney protects the rich. Obama, in an address from the White House, called on Congress to pass a one-year extension of tax cuts for households making less than $250,000 a year. (Snip) The Bush-era tax cuts are due to expire at the end of the year unless Congress votes to extend them. Economists worry that across-the-board tax increases, along with
  • Promises, Promises

    07/07/2012 2:55:28 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 16, 2012 | Peter Wehner
    Barack Obama has an accountability problem. It’s not simply that during the 2008 campaign he made extravagant promises to heal the planet, slow the rise of the oceans, end political divisions in America, and usher in an era of hope and change. It’s that as a candidate and in the early days of his presidency, Obama and his top aides made a series of very specific promises on a range of issues. As a candidate, Obama promised to create five million new energy jobs alone, claimed that by the end of his first term his health care plan would “bring...
  • WashTimes: Sen. Grassley: Assertion of Executive Privilege Raises ‘Monumental Questions’

    06/20/2012 8:48:35 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 74 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-20-2012 | Bryan Preston
    June 20, 2012WashTimes: Sen. Grassley: Assertion of Executive Privilege Raises ‘Monumental Questions’ Bryan Preston..... “The assertion of executive privilege raises monumental questions,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee who first began the Fast and Furious investigation. “How can the president assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement? How can the president exert executive privilege over documents he’s supposedly never seen? Is something very big being hidden to go to this extreme? The contempt citation is an important procedural mechanism in our system of checks and balances,” he said. ..........
  • Fox News Reports: Obama Warm Up Act Hoffa Says of Tea Party "Let's Take these SOBs Out!"

    09/05/2011 10:20:43 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 319 replies
    Just reported on Fox News...at a Detroit rally for Obama to preview his joke of a jobs bill, Jimmy Hoffa Jr. warming up the crowd said of the GOP and the Tea Party "Let's take these sons of b-tches out!" This is a clear incitement to violence which Obama must condemn at once. If he does not, then he is a rank hypocrite accusing conservatives of incivility and incitment as part of his attempt to politicize the Gabby Giffords shooting. This is a MUCH MORE CLEAR CALL FOR VIOLENCE than anything they can pin on anyone in the Tea Party,...
  • Judge Says BP Can't See White House Emails on Gulf Oil Spill

    07/20/2011 4:47:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/20/11 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal magistrate refused Wednesday to order the White House to provide BP PLC with emails by a former top adviser to President Barack Obama about the administration's response to last summer's massive Gulf oil spill. A lawyer for the oil giant had argued that emails by Carol Browner, Obama's former adviser on energy and climate matters, and three other officials in the Executive Office of the President could shed light on the White House's role in estimating the rate of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the company's blown-out well. But U.S. Magistrate...
  • Barack Obama: I won't martyr Osama bin Laden (2008 Flashback)

    05/02/2011 10:27:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 5/2/11 | Alex Spillius in Washington
    Senator Barack Obama has said that Osama bin Laden should be brought to justice in a way that would prevent the terrorist leader becoming a martyr. Seeking to portray himself as tough enough to be commander-in-chief, the Democratic presidential candidate warned that there was an executive order dating back to Bill Clinton's presidency that allowed the CIA to kill bin Laden if capture was not an option. "If I'm president, and we have the opportunity to capture him, we may not be able to capture him alive," he said. Though he refused to detail what approach he would take to...
  • Grey lady's 'cyberconspiracy' accusation falls short

    12/30/2010 12:30:51 PM PST · by paltz · 1 replies · 9+ views
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 12/30/10 | Kerry Picket
    EXCERPT- Knowing very well most Americans objected to the "end of life" measure in the new health care legislation due to fears it could eventually give doctors a government financial incentive or even mandate to encourage severely ill patients to make life ending decisions too prematurely, Congressman Blumenauer thumbed his nose to the masses. It must be painfully obvious to Mr. Blumenauer that Americans did not want his end-of-life measure, so the Oregon Congressman decided to run around the will of the people by bureaucratic fiat. Instead, he and his fellow Democrats eventually omitted the measure from the bill only...
  • Gibbs: indefinite detention of terrorists regrettable

    12/26/2010 10:05:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 23+ views
    Gibbs: indefinite detention of terrorists regrettable White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday that it was unfortunate that some terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay need to be held indefinitely without trial. "Some would be tried in federal courts, as we've seen done in the past. Some would be tried in military commissions, likely spending the rest of their lives in a maximum security prison that nobody, including terrorists, have ever escaped from. Some, regrettably, will have to be indefinitely detained," Gibbs said on CNN's "State of the Union" as he described Obama's beleaguered plan for closing Guantanamo. The press...