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  • Obama Says To Look At "Videotape" For His Flip-Flops [Half a Dozen Obama Flip Flops Shown]

    10/24/2012 4:10:18 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 2 replies
    Buzz Feed Politics ^ | 10/24/12 | Andrew Kaczynski
    The President hit Mitt Romney for flip-flopping today on the campaign trail in Iowa saying you can look at videotape of his past positions and not see flip-flops. The President, however, has engaged in his own of political gymnastics as well. [VIDEOS OF OBAMA"S FLIP FLOPS AVAILABLE AT THE LINKS.] Obama in 1996: Answers a questionnaire and says he supports banning assault weapons, handguns. Now he claims to be against. Obama in 2004: My religious faith dictates marriage is between a man and a woman, gay marriage is not a civil right. Now he's for gay marriage. Obama in 2004:...
  • Gibbs: indefinite detention of terrorists regrettable

    12/26/2010 10:05:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 23+ views
    Gibbs: indefinite detention of terrorists regrettable White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday that it was unfortunate that some terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay need to be held indefinitely without trial. "Some would be tried in federal courts, as we've seen done in the past. Some would be tried in military commissions, likely spending the rest of their lives in a maximum security prison that nobody, including terrorists, have ever escaped from. Some, regrettably, will have to be indefinitely detained," Gibbs said on CNN's "State of the Union" as he described Obama's beleaguered plan for closing Guantanamo. The press...
  • Obama Lies List Hits 1800!

    12/02/2010 6:04:06 PM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 7 replies
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 12/2/2010 | Peter Andrew
    <p>You can see the entire amazing list (Hundreds you have never heard about!)with links below. …Most recent items are always listed on the highest page number. Updates almost daily.</p> <p>If you like the list, you'll love the book!</p>
  • White House Moves Away From 2011 Afghanistan Withdrawal Timeline

    11/09/2010 8:35:14 PM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers via The Seattle Times ^ | Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | Nancy A. Youssef
    The Obama administration has decided to walk away from what it once touted as key deadlines in the Afghanistan war in an effort to de-emphasize the president's pledge that he would begin withdrawing U.S. forces in July 2011, administration and military officials said Tuesday. The new policy will be on display next week during a NATO conference in Lisbon, Portugal, where the administration hopes to introduce a timeline that calls for the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan by 2014, according to three senior officials and others speaking anonymously as a matter of policy. Afghan President Hamid Karzai...
  • Obama wants unfettered access to your Internet activity

    09/27/2010 6:59:33 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 47 replies · 1+ views
    TG Daily ^ | 9/27/10 | Raven Lovecraft
    Despite outrage over George Bush's limited ability to wiretap into American phone calls, Obama wants to take it a step further and be able to monitor every single form of communication any American citizen uses. The same kind of authority the government has to wiretap into phone calls could be coming to Facebook, instant messaging, and every American's browser history, thanks to a push from the Obama administration. The White House plans to introduce a bill into Congress next year that would give Obama the ability to tap into literally every communication any citizen makes online. The move causes a...
  • U.S. Wants Broader Internet Wiretap Authority

    09/27/2010 6:48:53 AM PDT · by Doogle · 21 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 09/27/10 | FOXNEWS
    The Obama administration is developing plans that would require all Internet-based communication services -- such as encrypted BlackBerry e-mail, Facebook, and Skype -- to be capable of complying with federal wiretap orders, according to a report published Monday. National security officials and federal law enforcement argue their ability to eavesdrop on terror suspects is increasingly "going dark," The New York Times reported, as more communication takes place via Internet services, rather than by traditional telephone. The bill, which the White House plans to deliver to Congress next year, would require communication service providers be technically capable of intercepting and decrypting...
  • Obama was against the Surge before he was taking credit for it.

    09/01/2010 8:19:33 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 4 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-01-10 | Southernman
    Well what a difference the prospect of success makes. Back when, then Senator, Obama seemed convinced that the “surge” in Iraq would spell disaster and stated that he would actively oppose it. Now that Iraq seems well on the road to stability President Obama is singing a different tune. For those out there with a short memory (sycophants, acolytes and liberal progressives) here is a little reminder…
  • WH: No further comment from Obama on NYC mosque

    08/24/2010 2:33:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/24/10 | Staff
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — The White House says President Barack Obama will have no further comment on the mosque near Ground Zero in New York and the administration will not get involved in talks about relocating the controversial facility. Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton was asked about the issue Tuesday at a White House press briefing. He replied, "No, and no" to the questions of whether Obama would weigh in further, or whether the White House would have a role in discussions about moving the mosque.
  • White House says politics had no role in President Obama's WTC mosque remarks

    08/16/2010 9:27:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug.16, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- A White House spokesman said today that politics wasn’t a factor in President Obama’s remarks about building a mosque near the World Trade Center site. Deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton said it was “not politics” but Obama’s feeling that he had the obligation as president to “make sure people are treated equally” under the Constitution. Obama has said that religious freedom allows the mosque to be built, but without commenting on the wisdom of building one two blocks from ground zero. Republicans have pounded him for his comments, making it a prime midterm election issue. Burton...
  • Obama apologizes to Sherrod

    07/22/2010 11:58:34 AM PDT · by Justaham · 122 replies · 2+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 7-22-10 | Glenn Thrush
    President Barack Obama called Shirley Sherrod Thursday to offer his apologies and urge her to accept a promotion on Thursday, but the Agriculture Department official, who was forced out on unfounded charges of racism, kept mum on her plans. Obama had tried to call her twice on Wednesday night but couldn’t connect with Sherrod, according to an administration official. West Wing staffers were attempting to call her again when she returned the president’s calls at around 12:35 p.m. The apology came after Sherrod took to the airwaves Wednesday to say she would appreciate a call from the president. The 62-year-old...
  • White House apologizes to ousted USDA worker

    07/21/2010 12:06:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 155 replies · 4+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/10 | Mary Clare Jalonick and Ben Evans - ap
    WASHINGTON – An embarrassed White House apologized on Wednesday to a black Agriculture Department employee who was ousted for her remarks about race, acknowledging that officials did not know all the facts when she was fired. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called the dismissal of Shirley Sherrod an injustice and a mistake. He said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was trying to reach her to extend the administration's apology.
  • NYT: Obama won’t close Gitmo in first term

    06/26/2010 10:34:13 AM PDT · by FTJM · 24 replies · 1+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | June 26, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    More so than in any other administration, Friday nights have become a game in themselves for people to see what kind of embarrassing and politically damaging information the White House wants to hide in the virtual news blackout of Saturdays. Usually it involves policy and personnel changes that would tend to anger their base — and this week may be the granddaddy of Friday Night news dumps. The New York Times reports that sources within the administration have all but thrown in the towel on closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, and now want to shift the blame to...
  • Obama doesn't take questions at Freedom of Press Act signing

    05/17/2010 10:07:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 1,503+ views
    <p>From CNN White House Producer Xuan Thai Obama declined to answer questions at bill signing for the Freedom of Press Act.</p>
  • Backing Off the Tax Pledge? (It was a "preference" or "stance".)

    05/13/2010 6:21:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies · 869+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | May 13, 2010 | Lloyd Grove
    Remember President Obama’s supposedly inviolable pledge—repeatedly uttered during the 2008 campaign and at countless town meetings since the inauguration—that he would never raise taxes on middle-class citizens who earn $250,000 a year or less? This morning at a Manhattan breakfast sponsored by Thomson Reuters, White House Budget Director Peter Orszag threw that pledge out the window. Instead, he described Obama’s “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge as a “stance” and a “preference” that is subject to study by the president’s newly formed bipartisan Commission on Fiscal Responsibility. “The president has been very clear about what he prefers,” Orszag said...
  • White House Declares Halt on New Offshore Drilling

    04/30/2010 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 204 replies · 4,040+ views
    Aol News ^ | 30/4/10 | Doug Simpson, Lauren Frayer
    The White House said today it is halting all new offshore drilling in U.S. waters until there's an "adequate review" of a massive 600-mile wide oil slick that has begun to lap up on Louisiana's coast. The federal government is defending its response to the spill, which began with an April 20 blast on one of British Petroleum's offshore rigs that burned for two days before sinking. Rescuers saved 115 workers but 11 are presumed dead. BP is responsible for the cleanup, and it wasn't until Thursday -- nine days after the explosion -- that the White House declared it...
  • Obama: Asking About My Tax Pledge is a “Washington Game” (At Tax Game, Obama Earns a FAIL)

    04/27/2010 9:41:29 AM PDT · by Andrea19 · 8 replies · 423+ views
    ATR ^ | 4/28/10 | John Kartch
    "... It’s important that we not restrict the review or the recommendations that this commission comes up with in any way. Everything has to be on the table. And I just met briefly with the commission and said the same thing to them. Of course this means that all of you, our friends in the media, will ask me and others once a week, or once a day, about what we are willing to rule out or rule in when it comes to the recommendations of the commission. That’s an old Washington game…"
  • Obama To Revive NASA Crew Capsule Concept

    04/13/2010 8:21:10 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 42 replies · 1,219+ views
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | 4-13-10 | Stephanie Coueignoux
    Under new plan, space capsules will head to ISS instead of moon. Stay with News 13 for the latest
  • Read the bill: Obamacare socks middle class with $3.9 billion tax increase

    04/13/2010 12:44:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,297+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 4/13/10 | Mark Hemingway
    One more small detail they forgot to tell you about in the health care bill: Taxpayers earning less than $200,000 a year will pay roughly $3.9 billion more in taxes — in 2019 alone — because of healthcare reform, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress’ official scorekeeper for legislation. The new law raises $15.2 billion over 10 years by limiting the medical expense deduction, a provision widely used by taxpayers who either have a serious illness or are older.
  • In Event of WMD Attack, "All Bets Are Off" (Palin Victory, Obama Changes Stance on Nuke Warfare)

    04/11/2010 8:55:54 AM PDT · by kristinn · 196 replies · 8,360+ views
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, April 11, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    The Obama administration's nuclear posture review may have removed some of the intentional ambiguity from U.S. nuclear policy, but it does not leave the country any less safe, President Obama's top national security advisers said on CBS' "Face the Nation." In fact, they said, it gives a clear warning to other state actors that the U.S. will not ignore any growing threats. "This is putting everybody on notice," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer in an interview conducted Friday at the Pentagon. "We don't want more countries to go down the path that...
  • Obama signs bill restricting mail-order cigarette sales

    04/02/2010 8:20:16 AM PDT · by Drango · 90 replies · 2,342+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 4/1/10 | Jerry Zremski
    Obama signs bill restricting mail-order cigarette sales WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday signed legislation that bans the U.S. Postal Service from shipping cigarettes — a measure that's expected to cripple the mail-order tobacco businesses run by members of the Seneca Nation of Indians. White House press secretary Robert L. Gibbs announced the signing in a brief statement that included no comment on the new law, which the Senecas fought furiously. In response, Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder Sr. accused the president of betraying the very Indian nations he wooed during his 2008 campaign and spoke to last fall....