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  • George W. Bush Opens Up About 2016 Race [Finally Criticizes Obama]

    04/27/2015 2:30:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/26/15
    ...President George W. Bush offered rare, and broad-ranging, remarks Saturday night about current national security threats and the 2016 presidential campaign to a large audience of Jewish donors, suggesting that sanctions on Iran should not be lifted... ...He said he was skeptical about lifting sanctions against Iran at a time when its government seemed to be caving in, attendees said, and regretted the leverage the United States would lose as a result of lifting the sanctions. He questioned whether the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, under whom the current framework for a deal has been discussed, represents a new policy or...
  • NBA Begins First Training Academy in Cuba

    04/25/2015 4:21:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Havana Times ^ | 4/24/15
    The NBA opened the first training academy of a professional US basketball league in Cuba on Thursday, made possible by the diplomatic thaw between Washington and Havana, reported dpa.
  • Tom Brady Sits Out Team Visit to White House

    04/24/2015 6:23:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 4/24/15
    ....“I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events, but with the Patriots in town, I was worried that 11 out of 12 of them would fall flat,” Obama said, referring to the team’s Deflategate ball controversy. He then looked at head coach Bill Belichick, who smiled and gave Obama a thumbs-down signal. “That whole story got blown a little out of proportion,” Obama acknowledged. But jokes weren’t the only thing missing; also notably absent from the ceremony was quarterback Tom Brady. Team officials said Brady was unavailable because of a family commitment.
  • Expert Warns Proposed Overtime Rule Could Hurt Retailers [Obama Exec Order Destruction]

    04/22/2015 1:56:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/31/15 | Connor D Wolf
    The National Retail Federation is warning that a possible change to overtime rules could negatively impact retailers. “This summer, the Department of Labor is expected to propose changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would strip retail and restaurant managers of their salaried positions in favor of hourly pay and enact a limit on how managers are able to spend their time on the job,” the NRF noted in a press release.
  • Obama's big carbon footprint celebrating Earth Day in Fla

    04/22/2015 2:24:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 4/20/15 | Adam C Smith
    ....Obama will visit the Everglades Wednesday, Earth Day, to call attention to global warming and the administration's efforts to cut carbon pollution across the globe. CBS News reporter Mark Knoller raised an intervesting question with honorary Floridian and former Jim Davis adviser Josh Earnest at the press secretary's daily briefing today. Here's a transcript of the exchange: Q Thanks. On the Everglades trip, does the President risk undermining his message when he flies to the Everglades on a 747 hundreds of miles to make a statement about climate change? (Laughter.) Q He could drive. (Laughter.) MR. EARNEST: It’s a provocative...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Economic optimism hits new peak under Obama

    04/21/2015 6:56:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/21/15 | Jennifer Agiesta
    ..... Obama's approval rating is shifting back toward positive territory, as the public's take on the economy hits a new high mark for Obama's tenure, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. For the first time since May of 2013, more Americans polled say they have a positive impression of how Obama is handling the presidency than a negative one: 48% approve of the way Obama is handling his job, while 47% disapprove.
  • Obama to visit Florida Everglades on Earth Day — to talk about climate change

    04/18/2015 6:27:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/18/15 | Chris Mooney
    The Washington Post Energy and Environment Obama to visit Florida Everglades on Earth Day — to talk about climate change Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on WhatsappShare on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments 4 By Chris Mooney April 18 at 6:20 AM A bird flies over the sensitive ecological landscape of the Everglades National Park, home to many endangered and rare plants on March 16, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Saturday morning, President Obama gave a speech on climate change...
  • Putin Says He Has Allowed Delivery of Missiles to Iran Because of Progress in Nuclear Talks

    04/16/2015 3:47:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 4/16/15
    ...he has allowed delivery of missiles to Iran...
  • U.S. prescription drug spending rose 13 pct in 2014-IMS report

    04/14/2015 4:30:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/14/15 | Bill Berkrot
    U.S. spending on prescription medicines jumped 13 percent to $374 billion in 2014, the biggest percentage increase since 2001, as demand surged for expensive new breakthrough hepatitis C treatments, a report released on Tuesday showed. Demand for newer cancer and multiple sclerosis treatments, price increases on branded medicines, particularly insulin products for diabetes, and the entry of few new generic versions of big-selling drugs also contributed to the double-digit spending rise in 2014, the report by IMS Health Holdings Inc found.
  • #BringBackOurGirls: Boko Haram Terror Unabated Year After Chibok Kidnappings [#Obamafail]

    04/14/2015 4:19:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/14/15 | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD AND ALEXANDER SMITH
    It was supposed to be a turning point in the bloody war against Boko Haram. The mass kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from the Nigerian town of Chibok touched off a tsunami of global outrage. But exactly one year after the likes of Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Ellen DeGeneres helped #BringBackOurGirls become an international rallying cry and call to arms, Hauwa Biu does not feel any safer.
  • Marie Harf gets asked if Americans trapped in Yemen should ‘swim’ for safety

    04/10/2015 1:37:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 4/10/15 | Twitchy staff
    Or maybe China will rescue them?
  • Drugstore chain Walgreens to close 200 U.S. stores [Hope and Change]

    04/10/2015 4:37:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Fortune ^ | 4/9/15 | John Kell
    Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance will close 200 stores as part of a plan to cut $1.5 billion in expenses over the next three years.... Walgreens is closing some U.S. stores at a time when the company is reporting stronger results for its domestic retail pharmacy business. That division, which includes Walgreens and Duane Reade stores, posted second-quarter sales of $21 billion, up 7.4% from a year ago. Same-store sales climbed 6.9%....
  • Russia Repeatedly Warned US About Muslim Boston Bomber [A reminder as we await a verdict]

    04/07/2015 4:10:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 4/24/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    It is becoming clear that there was ample warning that there was ample warning that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a threat and that he needed to be deported.Russian authorities alerted the US government not once but “multiple’’ times over their concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev — including a second time nearly a year after he was first interviewed by FBI agents in Boston — raising new questions about whether the FBI should have focused more attention on the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, according to US senators briefed on the probe Tuesday. The FBI has previously said it interviewed Tsarnaev in early 2011...
  • Talk, Don't Shoot On Iran, Voters Say [Quinnipiac Obama Poll]

    04/01/2015 3:04:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    By a margin of 4-1 or higher, voters in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, prefer a negotiated settlement to reduce Iran's nuclear program rather than military intervention, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today..... Barack Obama remains deep in the hole, with negative job approval ratings: 41 - 55 percent in Florida; 42 - 54 percent in Ohio; 40 - 56 percent in Pennsylvania.
  • Iran Likely to Force Obama to Back Down on ‘Deadline Threat’ [Update: Obama Backs Down]

    03/31/2015 3:46:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 3/31/15 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Talks between Iran and the P5+1 powers are likely to extend beyond President Barack Obama’s self-imposed deadline of midnight Tuesday night, the Associated Press reported. Quoting anonymous sources, AP said that marathon talks have produced “mixed results” but that both sides will issue a general statement to continue negotiations, exactly what President Obama said would not happen.
  • OPINION — Welcome to Fort Pierce, Mr. President: Take a Good Look at Your Legacy!

    03/27/2015 12:56:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 3/27/15 | Jose Lambiet
    The Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, President Barack Obama’s weekend hangout (via Facebook) FORT PIERCE — While Republicans are belly-aching again about President Barack Obama coming to South Florida to play a few rounds of golf, they failed to pick up the irony of Obama flying to one of the area’s poorest and blackest cities before heading to a club open only to 1 percent of the 1 percent.When Obama’s Air Force One touches down at the St. Lucie County “International” Airport tomorrow morning for a weekend at The Floridian National Golf Club that could end up...
  • Obama Calls Afghan President Wrong Name During Joint Press Conference [VIDEO]

    03/24/2015 3:11:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/15
    During a joint press conference at the White House with the President of Afghanistan that was intended to demonstrate the close cooperation between the two nations, President Barack Obama accidentally called his counterpart by the wrong name. Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier in the day to discuss U.S. troop withdrawals in the war-torn country. But at the press conference, Obama referred to him as “Karzai...
  • Obama Says He Told Netanyahu That Talk Before Election Hurt the Peace Process

    03/22/2015 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/21/2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said he has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli leader’s remarks in the closing days of his re-election campaign had upended the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and ran counter to the very nature of Israeli democracy, an unusually forceful and public condemnation of the top official of a vital United States ally. In his first public comments on the matter since Mr. Netanyahu’s victory in Tuesday’s elections, Mr. Obama said the prime minister’s pre-election statement that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch had all but foreclosed the chance for negotiations to resolve...
  • WH Avoids Congratulating Bibi

    03/18/2015 6:26:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 47 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 18, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    On CNN this morning, White House aide David Simas avoided congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli elections. Instead, he would only congratulate the Israeli people on having an election. "We want to congratulate the Israeli people for the democratic process for the election that they just engaged in with all the parties that engaged in that election.
  • Netanyahu responds to Obama: We did indeed present practical alternative to Iran deal

    03/04/2015 2:28:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/4/15 | Herb Kenion
    ....pushing back against those saying that there was no tactical alternative in his speech, Netanyahu said that he did indeed present a practical alternative that would extend Iran's break out time by adding new restrictions. He also said that he presented a case for not lifting sanctions until the Iranians stop its hostile actions against neighboring countries and stop threatening to annihilate Israel. Netanyahu said that the responses he heard from both Republicans and Democrats were encouraging and that his impression was that they both understand why this is a bad deal. On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday...
  • U.S. Marines handed over their guns before leaving Yemen

    02/11/2015 6:11:24 PM PST · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/11/2015 | phil stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Marines handed over their remaining weapons to Yemenis at the airport in the capital, Sanaa, on Wednesday before boarding commercial aircraft to leave the country following the closure of the U.S. embassy, the Pentagon said. The Pentagon said the Marines destroyed heavy weapons in their embassy arsenal, including machine guns, before leaving for the airport but remained armed with smaller weapons until the end to ensure a safe exit from the country. "The movement from the embassy to the aircraft required armed Marines," Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said at a briefing. The U.S....
  • White House Rebukes Malaysia over sodomy conviction

    02/10/2015 6:29:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/10/15 | Justin Sink
    A court decision upholding Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction on sodomy charges raises “serious concerns about rule of law and the fairness of the judicial system in Malaysia,” the White House said Tuesday. The relatively rare public rebuke over a foreign criminal conviction came despite warming relations between the U.S. and the Malaysian government. President Obama visited the country last year, the first sitting president to do so in nearly half a century.
  • Jordanian king, Obama to meet after pilot's killing [QUICK PHOTO OP...IGNORES BIBI]

    02/04/2015 1:44:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    yahoo ^ | 2/3/15
    ....Obama will host Jordan's King Abdullah II later Tuesday in a hastily arranged meeting just hours after a video emerged of a caged Jordanian pilot being burned alive by the Islamic State group. The White House said Obama would welcome the king to the Oval Office at 6:00 pm (2300 GMT) as Islamic State militants drew international condemnation for killing the 26-year-old Maaz al-Kassasbeh.
  • Obama Responds to ISIS Torching of Jordanian Pilot By Pushing Obamacare (WARNING GRAPHIC PIC/ VIDEO)

    02/03/2015 10:49:48 AM PST · by servo1969 · 133 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-3-2015 | Jim Hoft
    ISIS murdered a Jordanian pilot today. They torched Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh alive in a cage.Barack Obama responded to the horrific murder by pushing Obamacare. “Should, in fact, this video be authentic, it’s just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organization. And I think we’ll redouble the vigilance and determination of the a global coalition to make sure they are degraded and ultimately defeated. And it also just indicates the degree to which whatever ideology they’re operating off of is bankrupt. We’re here to talk about how to make people healthier and make their lives better. And...
  • Obama Does Have a Strategy

    02/03/2015 7:49:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/3/15 | Victor David Hanson
    Once you see what he is trying to accomplish, it all makes sense..... The Obama team — with its foreign policy formulated by President Obama himself...Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry — is not in fact befuddled by the existing world. Instead, it is intent on changing it into something quite different from what it is.... ... current U.S. foreign policy is consistent, logical, and based on four pillars of belief. 1. Readjustments in the global order are long overdue.... 2. All nations and interests act rationally — if given a chance..... 3. Do abroad as we try to...
  • Report: Secret 'Talks About Talks' Taking Place Between U.S. and North Korea

    02/03/2015 6:37:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 2/3/15 | Daniel Halper
    ....there are secret "talks about talks" taking place behind the scenes between the two countries, according to a new report. "The United States and North Korea have been actively discussing the possibility of returning to denuclearization talks, raising the prospect of a new round of diplomacy even as Washington takes a tougher line against Pyongyang.
  • Watch Obama Joke About ‘Deflategate’ Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl

    01/30/2015 3:18:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Time "News" magazine ^ | 1/30/15 | Helen Regan
    ....Obama weighed into the ‘deflategate’ controversy by cracking a few jokes ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl. Speaking at the annual House Democratic retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday, Obama called on any supporters of the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks to keep it clean.....
  • North Korea might be restarting nuke plant, US institute says

    01/29/2015 4:31:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | 1/29/15
    North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for the United States and the North's neighbors at a time of increasing animosity over recent U.S. sanctions against the North and Pyongyang's fury about a U.N. push to punish its alleged human rights abuses.
  • ...Obama: 'Iran Has Not Advanced Its Nuclear Program'

    01/28/2015 3:52:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 12/29/14 | Edward Arnold
    ...."when I came into office, the world was divided and Iran was in the driver's seat. Now the world's united because of the actions we've taken, and Iran's the one that's isolated,” he said. Before his Presidency, Iran was well on its way to achieving the tools necessary to make a nuclear weapon. Now, he says to CNN's Candy Crowley, “you look at an example like Iran, over the last year and a half, since we began negotiations with them, that's probably the first year and a half in which Iran has not advanced its nuclear program in the last...
  • Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up [Obamanomics]

    01/26/2015 6:17:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 1/25/15 | DIONNE SEARCEY and ROBERT GEBELOFF
    .....it is clear that millions are struggling to hang on to accouterments that most experts consider essential to a middle-class life..... Lisa Land, 49, is one of those who have dropped through the hatch. She gets by on her father’s $1,300 monthly Social Security checks and by having her adult daughter pitch in for groceries. Her circumstances are a stark change from just a few years ago, when she considered herself firmly in the middle class. Despite a relatively modest salary, her pay and other resources went a long way in tiny Eden, N.C., where she worked for 13 years...
  • How the middle class has fragmented under Obama

    01/26/2015 3:49:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    yahoo finance ^ | 1/20/15 | Rick Newman
    [When] Obama delivered his first State of the Union address in 2009, 53% of Americans considered themselves middle class. Six years later, just 44% of Americans define themselves that way..... The middle class itself, however, has changed notably during the relatively short time Obama has been in office, as the chart below shows. The portion of Americans who consider themselves middle class has dropped (as has the portion considering themselves upper class), while the ranks who call themselves lower class have swelled.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Schools Obama [Classic Flashback, Ignored By American Media]

    01/22/2015 12:22:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/20/11 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the press after meeting with President Obama regarding the Israeli borders. Obama said in his speech that Israel's new borders should be according to the 1967 war, but it appears that the Obama team jumped the gun on the announcement. Obama made the speech just one day before Benyamin Netanyahu visits the White House. Obama threw Netanyahu and the nation of Israel under the bus in favor of Hamas and the Palestinians.
  • Obama brushing off Netanyahu because ‘protocol,’ but he’ll make time for THIS luminary [photo]

    01/22/2015 11:17:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/22/15
    When the Israeli PM travels to D.C. in March to address Congress, he apparently won’t be sitting down with the president who thinks he’s in charge of Congress:
  • OBAMA WILL NOT MEET WITH NETANYAHU DURING TRIP TO WASHINGTON

    01/22/2015 9:24:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 92 replies
    AP ^ | 1/22/15 | Julie Pace
    ....Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March. Spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says that in keeping with "long-standing practice and principle," the president does not meet with heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections. Israel is scheduled to hold elections in mid-March.
  • Iran-Backed Rebels Just Sacked Yemen's Presidential Palace [Obama Wants Iran to Have Nukes]

    01/22/2015 4:48:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/20/15 | Reuters/Armin Rosen
    Houthi fighters entered Yemen's presidential palace after a brief clash with the compound's security guards, witnesses and security sources told Reuters, a day after some of the worst battles in the capital in years.... "This is a coup. There is no other word to describe what is happening but a coup," Saleh al-Jamalani, a Yemeni army colonel, told The Associated Press. He said that the rebels likely had the assistance of elements inside the current government, headed by president Abdu Mansour Haddi. ....Houthis have also received forms of assistance from Iran as well, turning Yemen into the latest battleground between...
  • Egypt Warns of Muslim Brotherhood Organizations in U.S.

    01/16/2015 5:46:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | 1/14/15 | Ryan Mauro
    An Egyptian government website features a warning that the Muslim Brotherhood has a lobby in the U.S. disguised as civil society organizations. An Egyptian government website features a warning that the Muslim Brotherhood has a lobby in the U.S. disguised as civil society organizations. The United Arab Emirates has made similar statements and the U.S. Justice Department has confirmed the existence of a Muslim Brotherhood branch in America. The Egyptian government’s State Information Service has an entire section devoted to documenting the violence and terrorism of the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt is furious with the U.S. for its stance on the...
  • I’m Glad Obama Skipped Paris He doesn’t really believe in protecting speech critical of Islam.

    01/13/2015 4:52:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Andrew C McCarthy
    .....I was not outraged when President Obama directed the Justice Department to end the pretense of “defending” the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). I feel the same way about the president’s decision not to join dozens of world leaders in Paris last Sunday to march in favor of free speech and against Islamic-supremacist terror.... ...it is better to know where policymakers really stand... The show of international solidarity in the immediate aftermath of last week’s jihadist atrocities was very moving. But let’s not kid ourselves: It was rife with hypocrisy.... Prior to last week, these preening progressives could reliably be...
  • Schadenfreude-tastic: Pity party thrown for Harvard faculty who loved Obamacare until it hit THEM

    01/05/2015 11:02:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 1/5/15
    Get your tiny violins out and prepare to play a sad song at the pity party of the week:The effects of laws they call for obviously were never intended to be felt by them: For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar. Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes...
  • United States Orders Sanctions Against North Korea For Sony Hack [Obama Posing]

    01/03/2015 5:24:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    techareris.com ^ | 1/3/15 | Alex Hernandez
    ....Obama signed the executive order, which is aimed at the North Korean government as well as members of the “Workers” party of North Korea. Obama pointed to North Korea’s hack as, “provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies … including its destructive, coercive cyber-related actions during November and December 2014.” ....Despite private security experts pointing to the Sony hack now being an “inside-job” the Obama Administration and the FBI insist that North Korea had direct involvement in the hacks. The FBI continues to stand by its own findings insisting that North Korea is indeed directly tied to the hacks.
  • Obama Tee Time Scuttles Soldiers' Wedding Venue

    12/30/2014 8:21:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 12/30/14 | Devin Dwyer
    ....A pair of Army captains who'd planned their wedding Sunday on the 16th tee box at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course had to relocate the ceremony on short notice because President Obama booked a tee time to play through, according to sources familiar with the episode.... In the end, the couple was happily married nearby on the lawn of the base commander’s home overlooking the tee. They also received a congratulatory call from [Hussein]. "Listen, congratulations on your wedding," Obama said in the call. "I feel terrible. Nobody told us and had they mentioned they were going to have a...
  • Olive branch to the mullahs: Obama won't rule out embassy in TEHRAN [Cuba, Now Iran]

    12/30/2014 2:27:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/29/14 | By David Martosko
    ....Obama said Monday that Iran might join Cuba as a second rogue state to enjoy normalized diplomatic relations with the United States under his administration. In a 40-minute interview with National Public Radio conducted on December 18 – but held back for 11 days – the radio network's senior morning host quizzed Obama in the Oval Office about a wide range of policy positions, including his plans for the Middle East.
  • Taliban declare 'defeat' of U.S., allies in Afghanistan [Obama Surrenders]

    12/29/2014 5:30:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/29/14
    Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Monday declared the "defeat" of the U.S. and its allies in the 13-year-old war, a day after the coalition officially marked the end of its combat mission....
  • The Continuing Obama Soap Opera

    12/26/2014 10:25:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | D.W. Wilbur
    Enjoying his vacation in Hawaii President Obama has dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to New York to represent the administration at the funeral of slain New York Police Officer Rafael Ramos, in a move some would consider a clear indication of his hostility towards and disdain for law enforcement. To send a loose cannon like Biden to such a solemn occasion, knowing full well that Biden is more than likely going to say or do something truly insensitive or stupid, shows that the president has little regard for the feelings of police professionals in New York and around the country.The...
  • Obama tees off in Hawaii with Malaysian leader

    12/25/2014 4:50:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 12/24/14 | JOSH LEDERMAN and CATHY BUSSEWITZ
    .....vacationing this week in Oahu, Obama and Najib teed off Wednesday on a cloudy but balmy afternoon at a Marine Corps base, not far from where Obama is renting a home for his two-week stay. The two leaders seemed at ease together, smiling and laughing in casual clothes as they sized up their shots.
  • Immigrants missing paperwork to use social media to prove time in US [Facebook=Amnesty]

    12/23/2014 5:33:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    KLAS-TV ^ | 12/11/14 | Mauricio Marin
    Immigration attorneys in southern Nevada said they have been busy ever since President Obama's executive action on immigration last month. It is estimated that there are about 210,000 people living in Nevada illegally.... "One of the biggest components for this program because it's not a law is that they need to prove that they've been here since January 1st, 2010.” Cortez said this is one of the biggest challenges people face, but she said if you can't find all of your bank statements and paper work, think outside of the box when it comes to producing documents to prove your...
  • China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony

    12/22/2014 5:20:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 12/22/14 | MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN AND STEVE HOLLAND
    China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said. North Korea has denied it was to blame and has vowed to hit back against any U.S. retaliation, threatening the White House and the Pentagon. The hackers said they were incensed by a Sony comedy about a fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which the studio has pulled.
  • Is President Obama’s ‘glass houses’ scripture reference in the Bible? Not exactly.

    12/10/2014 10:27:09 PM PST · by boatbums · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    President Obama referred to the Bible during a speech on immigration Tuesday in Nashville. But there was a problem: Strictly speaking, one of the lines he cited appears nowhere in scripture. "The good book says, don't throw stones in glass houses," the president said. "Or," he added, "make sure we're looking at the log in our eye before we are pointing out the mote in other folks' eyes."
  • Obama fills in for Stephen Colbert [Nation Crumbles, Valerie's Ward Does Stand-Up]

    12/09/2014 4:16:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/9/14 | Dan Merica
    ....Obama may be the President of the United States, but for a few minutes on Monday, he was also Stephen Colbert, outgoing host of "The Colbert Report." Obama, who sat down for an interview with Colbert in Washington, surprised the host and took over the taping for a segment. "You've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I've decided to take a shot at yours," Obama said before taking over for Colbert on "The Word," a segment where Colbert (in this case, Obama) says a line or two before a witty word or phrases flashes to the right....
  • You’ll Laugh! You’ll Cry! Obama FIRST DATE Flick Coming To Theater Near You

    12/08/2014 6:48:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/6/14 | Eric Owens
    ....Obama’s approval rating hit 38 percent this fall and currently hovers in the very low 40s. Presumably, then, upwards of 124 million (out of 308 million total) Americans are totally clamoring to see a movie about the first date experienced by Obama and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama. That movie, a serious drama titled “Southside With You,” is slated to begin shooting on location in Chicago in July.
  • Prince William, Kate arrive in US for an eventful visit, Obama on itinerary

    12/08/2014 5:32:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    ...Prince William and his wife, Kate, have arrived in New York City on the royal couple’s first official visit to the U.S. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s motorcade pulled up outside the Carlyle Hotel on Sunday night to a throng of media and shrieking admirers, who were kept behind police barricades. Kate is expecting their second child in April. William [will meet] Obama at the White House on Monday...