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  • U.S. to Evacuate Many Staff Members From Baghdad Embassy

    06/15/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    <p>The American Embassy in Baghdad plans to evacuate a substantial number of its personnel this week in the face of a militant advance that rapidly swept from the north toward the capital, the State Department announced on Sunday.</p> <p>The embassy, a beige fortress on the banks of the Tigris River within the heavily-secured Green Zone, where Iraqi government buildings are also located, has the largest staff of any United States Embassy.</p>
  • Barack Obama's Presidency Is A Complete Failure By His Own, Self-Imposed Standards

    12/31/2013 6:23:49 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | Peter Ferrara
    At the end of 2013, after serving five years, Barack Obama is a complete failure as President, by his own standards, as reflected in his own words. How many times has President Obama told us that he is “fighting for the middle class”? But real median family income has been in a continuous downward spiral since he became President, actually falling more since the recession ended in the summer of 2009 according to the National Bureau of Economic Research than during the recession. That has added up by now to the middle class losing a month’s pay a year under...
  • If The Obamacare Rollout Had Happened In Russia

    10/23/2013 3:12:26 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 22, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    Imagining how the US media would cover a domestic political event if it had happened in a foreign country is a very entertaining thought experiment. Doing so helps shed light on a number of biases and blind spots we’d rather ignore. It’s very easy, after all, to look at other countries and poke fun at their missteps and mistakes. It’s a lot more difficult to look in the mirror and admit error. I fully understand that I’m following in the footsteps of numerous other writers when it comes to this particular style of article. However the disastrous and mistake-filled rollout...
  • HHS Chief: President Didn't Know of Obamacare Website Woes Beforehand

    10/22/2013 6:10:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, Ocotber 22, 2013 | Greg Botelho
    President Barack Obama didn't know about the problems with the Affordable Care Act's website -- despite complaints from insurance companies and the site's crashing during a test run -- until days into its now well-documented abysmal launch, the nation's health chief told CNN on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted Tuesday that there is significant concern in her department and the White House over the technical debacle surrounding the Obamacare website's rollout. The site was supposed to make it simple for people to search and sign-up for new...
  • Obama: 'No excuse' for health care signup problems

    10/21/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 145 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/21/13 | Julie Pace - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said there was "no excuse" for the cascade of computer problems that have marred the rollout of key elements in his health care law, but declared he was confident the administration would be able to fix the issues. "There's no sugarcoating it," Obama said. "Nobody is more frustrated than I am." The president said his administration was doing "everything we can possibly do" to get the federally run websites up and running. And he guaranteed that everyone who wants to get insurance through the new health care exchanges will be able to....
  • Saudi Arabia, angered over Mideast, declines Security Council seat

    10/18/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:58am EDT | Angus McDowall
    Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented show of anger at the failure of the international community to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues, said on Friday it would not take up its seat on the United Nations Security Council. The kingdom condemned what it called international double standards on the Middle East and demanded reforms in the Security Council. Riyadh's frustration is mostly directed at Washington, its oldest international ally, which has pursued policies since the Arab Spring that Saudi rulers have bitterly opposed and which have severely damaged relations with the United States, Saudi...
  • Obama Rejects Criticism of Shifting Syria Policy: 'I'm Less Concerned About Style Points'

    09/15/2013 9:36:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/15/13 | Devin Dwyer - abc news
    WASHINGTON - President Obama says a tumultuous month as commander in chief, when his policy toward Syria took a number of unexpected turns, may not have looked "smooth and disciplined and linear," but it's working. "I'm less concerned about style points. I'm much more concerned with getting the policy right," Obama told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on "This Week." Obama said his surprise announcement on Aug. 31 that he would seek congressional authorization for U.S. military strikes against Syria, then the abrupt cancellation of a vote this week and pursuit of a diplomatic plan led by the...
  • LIVE - 2:30 EDT Announcement from John Kerry on Syria

    08/26/2013 11:15:10 AM PDT · by GraceG · 295 replies
    LIVE DISCUSSION THREAD
  • GOP lawmakers blame Obama administration over failed missile tests

    07/12/2013 8:27:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    fox ^ | July 12, 2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Four high-ranking Republican lawmakers criticized the Obama administration on Friday for three failed tests of the country's missile-defense system, saying budget cuts and neglect are to blame. Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., along with Reps. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Ala., sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel a letter faulting President Obama for allegedly gambling with national security by cutting funding to the program. They claim this hampered the ability to conduct vital tests needed to make sure the "ground-based midcourse defense system" (GMD) worked properly and conduct regular maintenance. The last successful GMD intercept test...
  • Should U. S. have operated jointly with Israel against Syria? (missile arsenals, WMDs)

    05/26/2013 10:11:30 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 12 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 24, 2013 / 15 Sivan, 5773 | Caroline B. Glick
    Israel -- and by extention, the West -- owes the Syrian dictator, BIG time. But why is Obama ignoring his lessons? (snip) ... Homeland Security Minister Gilad Erdan has been warning repeatedly that it is certain that Israeli population centers will be hit by Syrian ballistic missiles ... (snip) ... the second danger is that the weapons in Syria will proliferate far and wide. US officials have already admitted that they have lost track of much of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. (snip) The party most responsible for the barbarous, protracted Syrian civil war that will almost certainly drag Israel into...
  • Bombing Suspects’ Immigration Story Adds Layer to Debate on Overhaul

    04/21/2013 10:15:08 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    NYTimes ^ | April 20, 2013 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Bombing Suspects’ Immigration Story Adds Layer to Debate on Overhaul By TRIP GABRIEL April 20, 2013 WAYNE, Pa. — With the television in her pizzeria showing an endless loop of the Boston manhunt on Friday, Bessie Kontis glanced up at scenes of the quasi-military lockdown and shuddered. Greg Ricker said the Boston attack had made him less open to immigration. “I think we should just stop letting people in,” he said. Frank Cunningham, right, favors a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Gary Burnett also favors a path to citizenship and permanent residency. “After something like that happens, they should...
  • FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011

    04/20/2013 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Mr Radical · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 Apr 2013 | Mr Radical
    "The FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 after a request from a foreign government, US law enforcements officials have confirmed. But agents closed the case after finding no cause for concern. In an interview on Russian television, the mother of the two suspects said the FBI had been in contact with her son for several years. It is not known which country made the request, but the BBC's Paul Adams in Washington says it is likely to have come from the Russians." . . ."AnalysisWe may know the names of the suspects in the Boston marathon attacks and also much...
  • FBI Press conference 4.16.13 [LIVE THREAD]

    04/16/2013 6:28:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 155 replies
    Various media | April 16, 2013 | don-o
    For FReeper comments. Fox reporting U.S Attorney to be present
  • FEMA Forced to Solicit Water Bids for Sandy Victims

    11/05/2012 8:22:55 AM PST · by Qbert · 40 replies
    Newsman.com ^ | 05 Nov 2012 | Newsmax Wires
    The Obama administration's strategy of prepositioning supplies for quick distribution in disasters apparently has fallen short on meeting the demand for drinking water in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.   "The agency [FEMA} appears to have been unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit [last Monday]," Breitbart News reported over the weekend.
  • US Government Invited Brazilian Psychic to Avert Sandy

    11/03/2012 12:40:22 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 13 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    US Government Invited Brazilian Psychic to Avert Sandy By Julio Severo After Superstorm Sandy, everybody knows what happened: tragedy. What many ignore is what happened before: spiritual tragedy. According to Istoé, a major Brazilian magazine, Brazilian psychic Adelaide Scritori had travelled in a hurry to the Caribbean Islands by invitation from the US government and an insurance company in New York. Her purposed mission was to weaken Superstorm Sandy. Adelaide Scritori Her husband, who is also the spokesman for Coral Snake Chief Foundation in Brazil, said that her mission was a success, because without her intervention the superstorm would...
  • FEMA Out of Water, No Delivery Until Monday

    11/03/2012 11:03:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 302 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 3, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    FEMA's vaunted "lean forward" strategy that called for advanced staging of supplies for emergency distribution failed to live up to its billing in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In fact, the agency appears to have been completely unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit this Monday. In contrast to its stated policy, FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water -- or any other supplies, for that matter -- stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning...
  • How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria

    10/19/2012 6:37:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 153 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | Michael Kelly
    How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria Michael Kelley | 46 minutes ago US Weapons Are Going To Hard-Line Jihadists Fighting To Topple The Syrian Regime The details of the September 11 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi are still murky and there's certainly more to be known. Former CIA officer Clare Lopez argues that the key issue is "the relationship of the U.S. government, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya with Al Qaeda." That relationship, Lopez argues, could be connected to the rise...
  • BREAKING: Turkey Bombs Sites in Syria

    10/03/2012 12:22:28 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 57 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/3/2012 | Matthew
    Escalation. No real detail except this from Reuters: TURKEY SAYS HAS STRUCK TARGETS IN SYRIA IN RESPONSE TO MORTAR STRIKE ACROSS BORDER - STATEMENT FROM PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE This came after a Syrian mortar killed five Turks today. Turkey has contacted the United Nations and the Nato military alliance after Syrian shells killed five people in a Turkish town near the border between the two countries. The shells exploded after being fired into Akcakale from Tall al-Abyad in Syria, where forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are trying to put down an 18-month-old insurgency.
  • Mitt Romney suggests cutting mortgage interest deduction on eve of presidential debate

    10/02/2012 7:52:58 PM PDT · by RaisingCain · 84 replies
    News Day ^ | October 2, 2012 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    In an interview Monday night with Denver TV station KDVR, Romney said, "As an option you could say everybody's going to get up to a $17,000 deduction. And you could use your charitable deduction, your home mortgage deduction, or others — your health care deduction, and you can fill that bucket, if you will, that $17,000 bucket that way. And higher income people might have a lower number." A Romney adviser said changes in other areas — a taxpayer's personal exemption and the deduction or credit for health care — would also be taken into account if deductions were limited...
  • Biden: Middle Class 'Has Been Buried the Last Four Years'

    10/02/2012 10:50:07 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 51 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden said the middle class "has been buried the last four yeas" at a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina: "This is deadly earnest, man. This is deadly earnest," Biden said. "How they can justify--how they can justify--raising taxes when the middle class has been buried the last four years... How in Lord's name..." Of course, Barack Obama has been president the last four years, and Biden has been vice president.
  • Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Syrian Chemical Weapons

    09/28/2012 12:19:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 170 replies
    The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country. “There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly that’s taken place, we don’t know.” Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing.
  • Romney: Bain Builds Up, Then Harvests Companies (Another Romney Tape)

    09/27/2012 12:30:34 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 27, 2012 | Gregory J. Krieg
    a video made public today, but recorded sometime in the summer of 1985, Mitt Romney explains in frank terms how his then newly-minted private equity firm planned on making money. "Bain Capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in startup companies and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully, five to eight years later, to harvest them at a significant profit," Romney tells employees of Bain & Company, the consulting firm that spawned the new venture. The clip, which was given to Mother Jones by a former Bain employee, comes off...
  • Fox Breaking News: Libya Attack Done By Released Al-Qaeda Member From GITMO

    09/19/2012 3:04:40 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 198 replies
    Fox News | 9/19/2012
    Breaking Right Now on Fox News
  • 2 Million Jobs Created in Bush's First Term according to BLS "Household Survey"

    09/18/2012 11:43:59 AM PDT · by brookwood · 7 replies
    The “Household Survey” (as opposed to the “Payroll Survey”) shows a 2 million GAIN in jobs in Bush’s first term, versus a LOSS for Obama. From Bureau of Labor Statistics - Bloomberg ticker USEMADJP - US Employment Smoothed for Population Controls and Adjusted to a Payroll Concept, seasonally adjusted. Bush Term 1 to August 2004 GAIN of 1,953,000 jobs 1/2001 - 130,098,000 8/2004 - 132,051,000 Obamination Term 1 (and only!) to August 2012 LOSS of 407,000 jobs 1/2009 - 135,620,000 8/2012 - 135,213,000 www.bls.gov/web/empsit/ces_cps_trends.pdf (note red line increasing sharply in Bush's first term versus decline in last 38 months)
  • Hillary Apologizing 10:20 EDT

    09/13/2012 7:36:43 AM PDT · by Wings-n-Wind · 51 replies
    FNC | 9/13/12 | self
    Hillary from the US-DOS: SOS is basically repackaging the original Cairo Embassy apology. Via a weak attempt to explain the US First Amendment to "offended muslims"... ...As she loudly disdains "the film" that caused the riots. Contributor/analyst comments: "The two-parts pandering... ...one-part outrage (at the film-makers)"
  • Breaking: Romney: Obama handling of Libya, Egypt violence 'disgraceful'

    09/11/2012 7:40:37 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    (CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday issued a paper statement sharply critical of President Barack Obama over his handling of violence in the Middle East earlier in the day. “I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi," Romney said in the statement. "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
  • Clint Eastwood's Convention Schtick Draws Extreme Criticism

    08/31/2012 9:24:54 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 254 replies
    The reviews continue to pour in on Clint Eastwood’s appearance at the Republican National convention Thursday night, and "mixed" might be a charitable way to put it. One prominent Republican, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, said that he "cringed" at the performance. An unattributed release from the Romney campaign defended Eastwood, according to The Wall Street Journal: "Judging an American icon like Clint Eastwood through a typical political lens doesn’t work. His ad-libbing was a break from all the political speeches, and the crowd enjoyed it,” the statement read.
  • AFP's Obama's Failing Agenda tour in FL, CO and NC

    08/30/2012 1:09:27 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Join Americans for Prosperity on the Obama’s Failing Agenda Bus Tour where we will give you all the tools you need to educate your neighbors and family about Obama’s Failing Agenda and put grassroots pressure on him. Florida Tour Stops: 8/29/12 •2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Lutz 8/31/12 •10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Sarasota •3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Naples Colorado Tour Stops: 9/10/12 •12 PM Loveland •5:30 PM Colorado Springs 9/11/12 •9 AM Denver •12 PM Denver 9/12/12 •5:30 PM Grand Junction North Carolina Stops: 9/3/12 •2:30 PM – 7:00PM Charlotte Special Guest Michelle Malkin 9/4/12 •7:30 AM –...
  • Please Excuse My President

    06/13/2012 6:13:56 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | June 2012 | Peter Wehner
    .... Three new books, each by authors favorably disposed to Obama, attempt to explain the declining arc of his presidency.... Taken together, these books offer a sense of what the president’s champions and defenders think has gone wrong, with Scheiber and Corn in particular beginning to suggest how liberals will rationalize Obama’s first term should his failures prove fatal to his securing a second. First, these supporters of the president accuse him of the same sin they themselves committed: expecting too much from Barack Obama.... A third problem plaguing Obama, in the views of all three authors, is that the...
  • Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran (wrongful bragging)

    06/02/2012 7:38:32 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 1, 2012 | David Sanger
    WASHINGTON — From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program. Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks — begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games — even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran’s Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet. Computer security experts who began...
  • Can President Obama Name ONE Clean (Green) Energy Success?

    04/18/2012 7:12:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Heritage Action for America ^ | 04/10/2012 | Ashe Schow
    For those who only hear about these failing companies one by one, the following is a list of all the clean energy companies supported by President Obama’s stimulus that are now failing or have filed for bankruptcy. The liberal media hopes you’ve forgotten about all of them except Solyndra, but we haven’t. Evergreen SolarSpectraWattSolyndra (received $535 million)Beacon Power (received $43 million)AES’ subsidiary Eastern EnergyNevada Geothermal (received $98.5 million)SunPower (received $1.5 billion)First Solar (received $3 billion) Babcock & Brown (an Australian company which received $178 million)Ener1 (subsidiary EnerDel received $118.5 million)Amonix (received 5.9 million)The National Renewable Energy LabFisker AutomotiveAbound Solar (received $400...
  • 35% Say America's Best Days Are in the Future, 50% say in the past. (Jimmy Carter redux)

    04/17/2012 10:42:04 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 19 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 4-17-12 | Scott Rasmussen
    Just over one-third (35%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think America's best days are in the future, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifty percent (50%) believe America’s best days are in the past, the highest finding since early December. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 12-13, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
  • Obama's Chickens Come Home To Roost In Egypt

    02/14/2012 5:48:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 14, 2012
    Mideast: As the president sneaks more money in the budget for Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood thugs he helped install in Cairo show their gratitude by threatening to attack Israel. For three decades, the U.S. essentially paid Egypt not to attack our closest ally in the region. The policy worked to maintain peace. But Obama nullified that deal by backing Islamist revolutionaries against reliably pro-U.S. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Now the bribe has lost its effect. The new Egyptian leadership, led by the virulently anti-Jewish Muslim Brotherhood, this week issued a warning to Washington that it should understand that "what was...
  • Iraq is now lost, and it's Obama's fault

    11/05/2011 7:29:03 PM PDT · by boatbums · 34 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/5/2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    Barack Obama was a principled opponent of the Iraq War from its beginning. But when he became president in January 2009, he was handed a war that was won. The surge had succeeded. Al-Qaida in Iraq had been routed, driven to humiliating defeat by an Anbar Awakening of Sunnis fighting side-by-side with the infidel Americans. Even more remarkably, the Shiite militias had been taken down, with American backing, by the forces of Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. They crushed the Sadr militias from Basra to Sadr City. Al-Qaida decimated. A Shiite prime minister taking a decisively nationalist line. Iraqi Sunnis...
  • Panetta: African terrorists a real concern

    10/18/2011 11:46:45 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 15 replies
    (CBS News) Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said recently that al Qaeda terrorists may regroup in Africa, and that is why the U.S. is sending 100 Special Forces troops to one of the most violent places on Earth. The first 40 Americans have arrived in the region that includes South Sudan, scene of a long running civil war, and the Congo, site of the deadliest conflict since World War II. CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley sat down with Panetta, who said the Americans will train local forces to fight terrorists, including al Qaeda. Pelley: You're sending a hundred troops...
  • Mexican Drug Cartels Make Texas Border A “War Zone”

    10/18/2011 10:07:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 18, 2011
    While the Obama Administration downplays violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities in Texas reveal that Mexican drug cartels have transformed parts of the state into a war zone where shootings, beheadings, kidnappings and murders are common. In fact, drug-cartel violence is so severe that Texas counties along the Mexican border are under attack around the clock, according to an alarming report published by the state’s Department of Agriculture. The agency was ordered by the state legislature to conduct an assessment of the impact of illegal activity along the Texas-Mexico border on rural landowners and the agriculture industry. Texas Agriculture...
  • Geithner agrees to stay at Treasury, continue Obama's amazing economic policies

    08/08/2011 7:17:36 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Andrew Malcolm
    Finally, some promising economic news in what has been a steady recent stream of dismal data and developments: Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner has agreed to stay in the Obama administration.The master of finance who has so successfully assisted President Obama in boosting the national debt by more than $3 trillion, driving unemployment back north of 9% by spending only $787 billion in stimulus funds, corroding consumer confidence and presiding over the first federal credit downgrading in history has agreed to stick around to continue his impressive work for this Democratic administration.Geithner is the sole survivor of President Obama's...
  • Agent's shot kills rock thrower at border fence

    06/22/2011 11:13:38 AM PDT · by South40 · 53 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 6/22/2011 | Debbi Baker
    SAN YSIDRO — A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man who was trying to enter the country from Mexico Tuesday night during a fight that left another agent injured. The agent spotted three men who were crossing at the border fence just before 7:30 p.m. and called for assistance, San Diego police homicide Lt. Ernie Herbert said. Border Patrol Agent Michael Jimenez said the location was 1.6 miles west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
  • Drill baby drill won't lower gas prices (More BS from CNN)

    04/25/2011 9:48:43 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 52 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/25/2011 | By Steve Hargreaves
    Every time gas prices reach record highs the call goes out for more oil drilling. This year it's no different. "The Gulf is ready to get back to work to help create jobs and lower gasoline prices," Washington Republican Doc Hastings, head of the House Natural Resources Committee and a big proponent of more drilling, said last week. The problem is this: While increased oil and gas drilling in the United States may create good-paying jobs, reduce reliance on foreign oil and lower the trade deficit, it will have hardly any impact on gas and oil prices. That's because the...
  • Japan Asks US To Help Stop Reactor Meltdown

    03/14/2011 1:45:20 PM PDT · by americanophile · 279 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 14, 2011 | Sky News
    Japan has asked the US for help to stop a quake-damaged nuclear reactor plunging into uncontrollable meltdown. The plea comes after a second hydrogen explosion occurred at a nuclear plant where officials warned that three nuclear rods in a cooling-starved reactor appeared to be melting. Plumes of grey smoke billowed into the air after the blast at the Fukushima Daiichi plant's number 3 unit, injuring 11 people. Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano confirmed the fear of rods melting inside all three of the site's most troubled reactors. "Although we cannot directly check it, it's highly likely happening," he said....
  • Gas Prices Are High Because of Democrats

    03/13/2011 7:54:14 PM PDT · by opentalk · 44 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 13, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    Ten years ago, President George W. Bush presented his energy plan to the United States Congress. The plan included $33.5 billion in tax incentives for energy companies to expand drilling for oil, natural gas and mining for coal. The plan also expanded energy conservation measures. One of the key components of the energy plan was expanding domestic oil drilling so that the United States could finally wean itself off foreign oil. The United States House of Representatives embraced the plan, which called for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Unfortunately for Americans, the legislation then went to the...
  • Obama Calling Tea Party Racist Reveals A Far More Disturbing Reality

    03/10/2011 2:59:01 AM PST · by Scanian · 64 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 10, 2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Please consider the validity of what I am about to say rather than having a knee jerk reaction dismissing it as being "over the top." Folks, we have an irresponsible egocentric evil man occupying the Oval Office. The Democrats and the liberal mainstream media sold the American people on Obama, "the man." Despite Obama's zero experience at running anything, they said a leader with his spirit and heart was "what we have been waiting for". Fearful of criticizing our first black president, politicians politely say, "President Obama's policies have been unfruitful," while ignoring the huge elephant in America's living room....
  • Breakfast with the BATFE; Mexican journalist asks Obama to 'veto' 2nd Amendment

    03/05/2011 4:13:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 March, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    If top officials in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE)--and, for that matter, in the Department of Justice (and Department of State?)--had thought that media (and congressional) scrutiny of the growing "Project Gunwalker" scandal would go no further than the CBS Evening News segment of Feb. 23, then last night's follow-up must have come as a nasty shock. So, too, must be new articles in the Los Angeles Times, and from the Center for Public Integrity. Last night's CBS story featured courageous whistleblowing Agent John Dodson, who laid out in stark detail just how callously BATFE leadership...
  • I Do Not Like Barack O’Bam

    03/03/2011 7:10:10 AM PST · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | March 2, 2011 | Bob McCarty
    Today is the 107th anniversary of the birth of Ted Geisel, the American-born writer best known for writing children’s books under the pen name, “Dr. Seuss.” A fan of his classic books, including Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who! and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, I decided to pay tribute to Geisel by imitating his style Geisel by imitating his style with a decidedly-political twist. Barack O’Bam.Barack O’Bam. I do not like Barack O’Bam. It’s not because O’Bam is black. It’s...
  • Parnell claims administration openly hostile to oil states

    02/26/2011 6:28:32 AM PST · by thackney · 32 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | February 26th, 2011 | ERIKA BOLSTAD
    With the unrest in the Middle East as his springboard, Gov. Sean Parnell lashed out at the Obama administration's stance on domestic oil production, saying the White House approach was having a tangible effect on the country's foreign policy. In a speech at the National Press Club, the Republican governor called the federal government "openly hostile" to oil-producing states, particularly for the delays in allowing Shell to drill exploratory wells on leases off Alaska's northern coast that the company purchased in 2008. "If it looks like a moratorium and walks like a moratorium ... maybe it is," said Parnell, who...
  • Hours After Saying Come-Let-Us-Reason-Together, President Obama Issues Veto Threat

    02/16/2011 9:49:36 AM PST · by opentalk · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 15, 2011 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama issued a veto threat Tuesday afternoon against the House GOP “continuing resolution” that would fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, saying the cuts in the bill would “undermine our ability to out-educate, out-build, and out-innovate the rest of the world” as well as undermine “core government functions and investments key to economic growth and job creation, and would reduce funding for the Department of Defense to a level that would leave the Department without the resources and flexibility needed to meet vital military requirements.”Democrats in Congress criticize the GOP cuts, which they say would...
  • President Barack Obama will visit Penn State University on Wednesday

    01/29/2011 6:48:07 AM PST · by AGreatPer · 62 replies
    The Patriot-News, Harrisburg ^ | 1/28/2011 | KARI ANDREN, The Patriot-News
    President Barack Obama will visit Penn State University's main campus on Wednesday as part of a push for his new energy goals laid out in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Details about the president's State College, Pa., visit will come later this afternoon, but Obama is expected to tour the campus and make remarks, said Jen Psaki, a White House spokeswoman.
  • Obama Has Lost The World

    12/26/2010 10:44:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies · 18+ views
    Eurasia Review ^ | December 26, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    After the 2010 elections, it’s not exactly news that Obama has lost America. But in a less public referendum, he also lost the world. Obama’s cocktail party tour of the world’s capitals may look impressive on a map, but is irrelevant on a policy level. In less than two years, the White House has gone from being the center of world leadership to being irrelevant, from protecting world freedom to serving as a global party planning committee. Even the Bush Administration’s harshest critics could never have credibly claimed that George W. Bush was irrelevant. He might have been hated, pilloried...
  • Tancredo Reveals Ammo Shocker About Murder of Border Patrol Agent

    12/18/2010 10:27:29 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 12/18/2010 | Fox Nation
    Another Border Patrol agent on the Arizona border was shot and killed by Mexican drug smugglers last Tuesday. Of the eight attackers, four are in custody and a fifth is under surveillance by Border Patrol Blackhawk helicopters as he tries to make his way back to the Mexican border. Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/border-security/2010/12/18/tancredo-reveals-ammo-shocker-about-murder-border-patrol-agent#ixzz18UKLkaYs
  • WikiLeaks info published from 1830 GMT -Le Monde (Obama working OT on Diplomatic Charm Offensive)

    11/28/2010 2:27:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 23 replies · 1+ views
    reuters ^ | 11/28/2010 | Reuters
    Information taken from secret documents supplied by the WikiLeaks website will be published from 1830 GMT, the French newspaper Le Monde said on Sunday.