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  • Panama Papers: Obama, Clinton Pushed Trade Deal Amid Warnings...

    04/05/2016 4:40:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Years before more than a hundred media outlets around the world released stories Sunday exposing a massive network of global tax evasion detailed in the so-called Panama Papers, U.S. President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for a Bush administration-negotiated free trade agreement that watchdogs warned would only make the situation worse. .... while Obama championed his commitment to raise taxes on the wealthy, he pursued and eventually signed the Panama agreement in 2011. Upon Congress ratifying the pact, Clinton issued a statement lauding the agreement.... Critics, however, said the pact would make it easier for rich...
  • Red States Outnumber Blue for First Time in Gallup Tracking

    02/03/2016 4:45:35 PM PST · by The_Victor · 69 replies
    Gallup ^ | 2/3/2016 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Gallup's analysis of political party affiliation at the state level in 2015 finds that 20 states are solidly Republican or leaning Republican, compared with 14 solidly Democratic or leaning Democratic states. The remaining 16 are competitive. This is the first time in Gallup's eight years of tracking partisanship by state that there have been more Republican than Democratic states. It also marks a dramatic shift from 2008, when Democratic strength nationally was its greatest in recent decades.
  • Gallup: Share of Democrats reaches record low

    01/11/2016 6:04:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/11/16 | Nick Gass
    The share of Americans identifying as a Democrat dropped to a record low in 2015, according to the latest Gallup results published Monday, in the latest indication that Americans' attachment to either political party is at or nearing historical lows. Overall, 42 percent over the course of the last year identified as independents, a slight drop from the 43 percent who identified as such in 2014. While Democrats maintained a small advantage over Republicans — 29 percent to 26 percent — the Democratic share is at its lowest in Gallup history.
  • US-Backed Syrian Rebel Group on Verge of Collapse

    12/15/2015 11:03:47 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Stars & Stripes, via Military.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Slobodan Lekic
    The main Western-backed Arab rebel group in Syria appears on the verge of collapse because of low morale, desertions, and distrust of its leaders by the rank and file, threatening U.S. efforts to put together a ground force capable of defeating the Islamic State and negotiating an end to the Syrian civil war. "After five years of this war, the people are just tired ... and so are our fighters," said Jaseen Salabeh, a volunteer in the Free Syrian Army, which was formed in September 2011 by defectors from the army of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Free Syrian Army,...
  • U.S. has mapped ISIS hiding spots, but won’t launch strikes for fear of civilian deaths

    12/15/2015 6:33:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    In a secret project tied to the overall U.S. campaign against the Islamic State, intelligence officials have spent months mapping out known physical locations of media safe houses where the extremist group’s operatives are compiling, editing and curating raw video and print materials into finished digital propaganda products for dissemination across the Internet. Most of the locations are embedded in heavily residential areas in Syria, Iraq and Libya and are not being targeted by U.S. airstrikes because of Obama administration concerns about civilian casualties, according to sources who spoke to The Washington Times only on the condition of anonymity.
  • President Obama to Address Nation Over Terror Threats (8 p.m. EST Sunday from Oval Office)

    12/05/2015 4:23:03 PM PST · by kristinn · 209 replies
    CNN ^ | Saturday, December 5, 2015 | David Mark
    President Barack Obama on Sunday night will deliver a rare Oval Office address about terror threats in the aftermath of the San Bernardino, California, shootings that claimed 14 lives. CNN and other networks will broadcast it live at 8 p.m. ET. The White House says the president will provide an update on the investigation. Federal authorities have said the attacks are being investigated as an act of terrorism. "The President will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest...
  • Michael Bloomberg launches $10 million ad campaign to cut carbon emissions

    11/09/2015 1:50:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is embarking on a $10-million-plus ad campaign to take on opponents of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce power-plant carbon emissions. Bloomberg's Independence USA PAC announced plans Friday to run TV spots aimed at the attorneys general of Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.
  • Thousands gather on Mizzou quad after UM system president resigns [Prez cut Planned Parenthood]

    11/09/2015 10:42:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 11/9/15 | Stephen Deere, Koran Addo
    University of Missouri System President Timothy W. Wolfe resigned on Monday at an emergency Board of Curators meeting following weeks of protests over his leadership, a well-publicized hunger strike from a student and promises from football players that they would not participate in team activities until he stepped down. .....members of the group Concerned Students 1950 pumped their fists in the air, shouting: "They said we couldn't do this," and "I believe we have won." Concerned Students 1950 organized many recent protests. The group is named after the first year that black students were admitted to Mizzou. The group refused...
  • Orders for U.S. durable goods fizzle again

    10/27/2015 12:58:40 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 14 replies
    U.S. orders for long-lasting goods such as heavy machinery or airplanes fell in September for the second month in a row, offering little evidence that manufacturers are ready to rebound after a prolonged bout of softness. Durable-goods orders fell a fell a seasonally adjusted 1.2% in September following an even sharper 3% decline in the prior month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Previously the government had said orders dropped 2.3% in August.
  • Obama loses peacemaker legacy

    10/15/2015 4:44:06 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/15 | Michael Crowley
    "President Obama responsibly ended the war in Iraq and will end the war in Afghanistan." That was the simple boast made by Barack Obamas re-election campaign in the fall of 2012. Three years later, it lies in tatters. On Thursday, Obama announced a reversal of his pledge to pull all combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of next year, saying hell leave 5,500 troops in the country through the end of his presidency. Meanwhile the U.S. is back in Iraq, where 3,000 troops support a major air campaign against the Islamic State. Once again, a president who aspired to...
  • ISIS militants causing Middle East to 'DISINTEGRATE', says Israel PM Netanyahu

    09/10/2015 6:25:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Express UK ^ | 9/10/15 | Greg Heffer
    ISRAELI prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu today claimed the Middle East is disintegrating due to Islamist militants and the threat posed by Iran. Arriving in Downing Street for talks with Prime Minister David Cameron, Mr Netanyahu stated his belief that Israel and Britain can work together to roll back the tide of militant Islam both in the Middle East and in Africa. Discussions are set to be dominated by the question of how to combat the rise of the Islamic State, or ISIS, in Syria as well as the nuclear deal recently agreed between the UK, its Western allies and Iran....
  • Waiting for President Selfie Stick: 54 shot, 8 killed in Chicago over Labor Day holiday

    09/09/2015 9:26:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    twitchy ^ | 9/8/15
    Those are actually old numbers....
  • Obama Job Approval Down to 52% Among U.S. Union Workers [Happy Labor Day]

    09/02/2015 10:11:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | 9/2/15
    Leading into this year's Labor Day holiday, 52% of U.S. union members approve of President Barack Obama's job performance, down slightly from 56% in the first quarter of 2015 and one percentage point above his personal low among this group. At the same time, the average rating of the president among those who are not union members has been flat at 46%. .....Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted July 1-Aug. 30, 2015, on the Gallup U.S. Daily survey, with a random sample of 25,795 working adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S....
  • Obama Administration Plans to Sidestep Congress on Cuba Travel

    08/18/2015 3:04:31 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC/yahoo ^ | 8/18/15 | JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL
    Travel to Cuba could soon be nearly as easy as travel to any other part of the world. The Obama administration plans to unilaterally ease the travel restrictions to Cuba, sources told ABC News. The new measures would bypass limits on travel imposed by Congress by changing regulations at the executive level.
  • Watch the Trailer for Michael Bays Benghazi Thriller 13 Hours

    07/29/2015 2:01:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/29/15 | Michael Calia
    ....The directors next movie, however, is shaping up to be a lot more serious because the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, is anything but the stuff of pure entertainment. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is based on Mitchell Zuckoffs nonfiction book 13 Hours, which tells the story of the efforts of six members of a security crew who seek to protect the U.S. compound.....
  • Report: 3 million more children in poverty under Obama, 22% of all kids

    07/21/2015 4:24:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/21/15 | Paul Bedard
    since President Obama took office, the poverty rate among children has soared to 22 percent, with three million more children living in poor conditions, according to an authoritative new report released Tuesday. The 2015 "KIDS COUNT" report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation said that the percentage of children living in poverty jumped from 18 percent in 2008, the year Obama was elected, to 22 percent in 2013....
  • Fox is reporting that BO is finally going to lower the flags for men killed by Muslim

    07/21/2015 9:34:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    FOX ^ | 7/21/15
    Breaking on FOX. Obama is told by his handlers to do the right thing.
  • Hard Sell Ahead for Iran Deal, But Congress Has No Real Kill Switch [All is Lost?]

    07/14/2015 2:56:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ...Shortly after [Hussein] announced a nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday...verdicts began flowing in from lawmakers. Some were already vowing to undo the agreement, others gave tepid support, but nearly all ignored the reality: that while Obamas achievement faces a tough sell on the Hill, even if lawmakers were to oppose his push, they have no real kill switch......Congress needs a two-thirds majority in both chambers to override the veto; Obama needs only the support of 34 senators to give the agreement safe passage.....Obama is prevented from waiving or suspending congressionally imposed sanctions on Iran before Congress approves or disapproves...
  • Live Thread: Netanyahu Speaks About Iran Deal [9:30am]

    07/14/2015 6:20:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    Live thread. Bibi to speak at about 9:30.
  • Donald Trump on Chapo Guzmn's escape from Mexican prison: 'I told you so!'

    07/13/2015 6:31:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ....Donald Trump seized on the dramatic prison escape of drug lord Joaqun "El Chapo" Guzmn as evidence for his often repeated riff about crime and Mexican immigrants, crowing, via Twitter, "I told you so!"
  • OPM Announces More Than 21 Million Affected by Second Data Breach [New Obamafail]

    07/09/2015 12:36:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/9/15 | KAVEH WADDELL AND DUSTIN VOLZ
    More than 21 million Social Security numbers were compromised in a breach that affected a database of sensitive information on federal employees held by the Office of Personnel Management, the agency announced Thursday.
  • Obama Heads to Pentagon for Meetings on Islamic State

    ....Obama is making a rare visit to the Pentagon to get an update from military leaders on the campaign against the Islamic State. Obama's meetings follow a wave of weekend airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria. The coalition says it was one of the most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date.
  • Authorities: Suspect In Crash That Killed Bob Barry Jr. Previously Deported 3 Times

    07/03/2015 2:18:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    News 9 Oklahoma ^ | June 24, 2015
    Authorities confirmed Wednesday morning that a man, accused of causing a crash that killed local sports journalist Bob Barry Jr., had previously been deported three times.
  • Chicago Memorial Day Weekend Violence: 12 killed, 43 wounded [No statement from Obama]

    06/19/2015 2:18:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/26/15
    Twelve people were killed and at least 43 -- including a 4-year-old girl -- were wounded in shootings across Chicago during Memorial Day weekend, reports CBS Chicago. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot around 8 p.m. Friday. She was inside an SUV with her 17-year-old cousin, Romare Wilson, when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.
  • ...Obama Begins 2-Day Visit to L.A. on Thursday...[What Mass Murder? Show me the Money!]

    06/18/2015 1:56:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | 6/18/15 | Tracy Bloom
    Obama was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon to take part in a pair of fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee, according to the White House. The president will travel aboard Air Force One and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport sometime in the afternoon, a White House news release stated. He was scheduled to arrive around 2 p.m., according to LAX police.
  • Remember what Obama, Pelosi & the DNC said about Gap agreeing to #RaiseTheWage?

    06/15/2015 7:15:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    ...Not all that long ago, Gap, Inc. was among the retailers the White House praised for participating in their #RaiseTheWage push:...Obama even visited a Gap store in March of last year to thank them for doing as Democrats instructed.....Lets check out how thats coming along just over a year later:
  • Mitt Romney gives a brutal PowerPoint critique of Obamas foreign policy

    06/13/2015 9:40:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/15 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Ever since Mitt Romneys loss to President Obama in 2012, it has become a mantra in the Republican Party that on foreign policy especially, Romney was right. In a stuffy mountain lodge here Friday night, Romney joined the chorus. Dusting off a page from his management consulting playbook, the former Republican nominee delivered a speech by PowerPoint to more than 200 corporate CEOs and other attendees of his annual ideas festival about what he deemed (and titled his slides): The Most Consequential Obama Foreign Policy Mistakes.
  • For President Obama and Angela Merkel, the Beer Lacked Bite

    06/08/2015 3:21:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 8, 2015 | by Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    KRN, Germany It is a tale of beer summitry gone awry. The day after President Obama clinked glasses of Bavarian ale with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in a picturesque village square at the foot of the Alps, the towns mayor confirmed that his beverage had been nonalcoholic. Mr. Obamas carefully choreographed sausage-and-beer moment with Ms. Merkel complete with townspeople in traditional dress and long alphorns serenading them was intended in part to showcase the leaders warm bond after a period of recent strains in their relationship. It was a very fine beer, Mr. Obama told reporters...
  • George W. Bush outpolls Barack Obama

    06/03/2015 7:45:49 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 25 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 6/3/2015 | Nick Gass
    Americans now have a more favorable view of former President George W. Bush than they do of President Barack Obama. It is the first time in more than a decade that Americans have expressed a favorable view of Bush, at least according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. Bush is seen in a favorable light by 52 percent of those surveyed, compared with 43 percent who still view the 43rd president unfavorably. Americans are split on Obama, with 49 percent responding favorably and unfavorably.
  • U.S. Navy Releases Video Of Ship Being Buzzed By Russian Jet

    06/02/2015 6:47:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    ....U.S. Navy released a video on Monday of a Russian SU-24 fighter jet flying near the USS Ross destroyer in the Black Sea, in international waters 25 miles off the coast of Crimea. U.S. officials say the jet carried no weapons and that the American ship "did not deviate from planned operations". Earlier, Russian media had claimed that a number of its aircraft had forced the ship to divert course away from Russian territorial waters.
  • U.S. military lab shipped live anthrax samples to Canada: USA Today

    06/02/2015 6:16:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/2/15
    Live anthrax samples were shipped to three laboratories in Canada by a U.S. military lab, USA Today reported on Monday, following disclosures last week that samples of the bacteria were mistakenly sent to 11 U.S. states and two other countries. The newspaper cited two Defense Department officials as saying the samples sent to Canada came from the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, where the other samples appear to trace back to as well. It is one of the U.S. military labs responsible for inactivation and shipping of biological material.
  • Obama in surprise visit to Cuban community church in Miami [Betrays Cubans, Rubs it in their face]

    05/29/2015 2:24:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    ....Obama paid a surprise visit yesterday to a Miami religious shrine popular with Cuban exiles.... "The president is visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami to pay his respects to the Cuban-American diaspora that worships there," said Bernadette Meehan, National Security Council spokeswoman. "He will honour the sacrifices that Cuban-Americans have made in their pursuit of liberty and opportunity, as well as their extraordinary contributions to our country." ...Cuba is due to be taken off the US list of state sponsors of terrorism
  • FIFA Officials, Including 2 VPs, Arrested on Corruption Charge [Obama Targets FIFA, not ISIS]

    05/27/2015 3:52:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | 5/27/15
    .....FIFA, the powerful and polarizing governing body for soccer, came under prosecutorial assault from two fronts Wednesday. Acting on an indictment by the U.S. Justice Department, Swiss police arrested several top FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, during an overnight raid in Zurich on charges of corruption Wednesday. The U.S. investigation targets alleged wrongdoing that spans 24 years. U.S. prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 14 people, on charges ranging from money laundering to fraud and racketeering.
  • Stonegate in Fla. Confirms Plan to Open Account for Cuban Government [Obama Dupes]

    05/22/2015 11:10:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Stonegate Bank in Pompano Beach, Fla., has confirmed that it will provide a bank account to the Cuban government...
  • Obama congratulates Morsi on winning Egyptian presidency [Flashback to June 2012]

    05/16/2015 6:54:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/24/12 | Dave Boyer, Ashish Kumar Sen
    ...Obama called Mr. Morsi...the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood [party] defeated Mr. Shafiq, the last prime minister of former President Hosni Mubarak, by 51.7 percent to 48.3 percent in the election held one week ago. Mr. Obama underscored that the United States will continue to support Egypts transition to democracy and stand by the Egyptian people as they fulfill the promise of their revolution, the White House said in a readout of the call...
  • AP Interview: Pelosi predicts GOP ruin on health care case

    05/14/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    myway.com ^ | 5/13/15
    .... Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Wednesday that Republicans will "rue the day" if the Supreme Court buys their arguments and invalidates tax subsidies for millions of people under President Barack Obama's health care law. Republicans have said they will try to ensure people don't lose insurance if the high court rules this summer against tax subsidies for health care coverage in certain states. But they haven't said how they would do it.
  • Who Is the College Student Who Told Jeb Bush, Your Brother Created ISIS?

    Jeb Bush found himself on defense after his town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada yesterday after a young voter told him, your brother created ISIS. Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old student at University of Nevada who said she was a registered Democrat, approached Bush after the event and told the likely presidential candidate he was wrong about the origins of the terror group... Ziedrich said she is a member of the Young Democrats at her university although in an interview with ABC News yesterday she said she was not speaking as a representative of the group. She said she likes to...
  • Rulers Snub Arab Summit, Clouding U.S. Bid for Iran Deal

    05/11/2015 6:42:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/11/15 | Jay Solomon, et al
    Saudi monarchs decision signals that the Arab states arent on board with nuclear accord Saudi Arabias monarch pulled out of a summit to be hosted by President Barack Obama on Thursday, in a blow to the White Houses efforts to build Arab support for a nuclear accord with Iran. King Salmans decision appeared to ripple across the Persian Gulf. Bahrain said on Sunday that its ruler, King Hamad bin Isaa Al Khalifa, had opted not to travel to Washington. The only two monarchs from the six countries confirmed to attend the summit at the White House and the presidential retreat...
  • Obama Makes Final Appearance on David Letterman

    05/05/2015 4:11:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 5/4/15 | Maya Rhodan
    ....As Letterman counts down the days until his final show on May 20, he was joined by President Obama, who is also heading towards retirement when he leaves office on Jan. 20, 2017. The two alternated between sincere appreciation and goofy jokes in Obamas eighth and final appearance on The Late Show (and third since becoming president). Letterman asked what Obama would do once he leaves the White House.
  • 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 teams 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 werent 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: Its 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?