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  • Marine Reservist Detained Near Pentagon Linked to D.C. Military Building Shootings, Sources Say

    06/22/2011 5:04:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 22, 2011 | Foxnews.com
    “It may be that he feels he has been wronged by the Corps in his professional and or personal life,” said FBI Acting Assistant Director John Perren, whose Washington Field Office has been leading the FBI investigation. “The subject of his grievance does appear to be the institution of the United States Marine Corps and not the individual men and women Marines for whom he may feel a great deal of respect, admiration and even loyalty.”
  • Barack Obama is a Bad Man

    06/21/2011 9:16:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/21/11 | Jay Clarke
    When he first entered the national political arena, I thought Barack Obama was a sincere man, mistaken in his political beliefs, but an honest advocate of them. Today, like millions of Americans, my evaluation of Barack Obama would be quite different. Without attempting to go over every policy, speech, and embarrassment to explain what is wrong with the man, I might just sum it up the way that many parents do when teaching their sons and daughters about right and wrong. "Obama," I would say, "is a bad man."
  • President Barack Obama's Complete List of Historic Firsts

    06/18/2011 1:24:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | 6/18/11 | Doug Ross
    Yes, he's historic, alright. • First President to Violate the War Powers Act • First President to Orchestrate the Sale of Murder Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels • First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico • First President to Defy a Federal Judge's Court Order to Cease Implementing the 'Health Care Reform' Law • First President to Require All Americans to Purchase a Product From a Third Party • First President to Spend a Trillion Dollars on 'Shovel-Ready' Jobs -- and Later Admit There Was No Such Thing...
  • What the hell is going on with "Eric Holder's People" over Memorial Day?! (Multiple articles)

    05/31/2011 9:06:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 176 replies · 1+ views
    Multiple Sources on Drudge ^ | 31 May 11 | dcbryan1
    What the hell is going on over Memorial Day weekend among America's youts, specifically, "Eric Holder's People"?!IM SICK OF IT! Here in Little Rock, (which was just named No. 7 most dangerous city), I was talking to my friend yesterday, who is an LRPD officer. He asked if my wife and I were going to Riverfest that evening. I told him my son, age 9 mos. was sick, and we weren't planning to. He told me, "Good. There is a Rap artist playing at 9PM and there are not enough cops on duty so be very careful, and carry your...
  • Speakers at Pro-Bin Laden Rally in Gaza Strip Praise 9/11 and Say: Osama Lives On in Our Hearts

    05/29/2011 11:49:15 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    Memri TV ^ | May 20, 2011
    Following are excerpts from pro-Bin Laden rallies in the Gaza Strip, which was posted on the Internet on May 20, 2011: At Gaza rally: Crowds: There is no god but Allah. America is the enemy of Allah. […] At Rafah rally: Crowds: Our souls and our blood we will give for you, oh Osama. Our souls and our blood we will give for you, oh Osama. Our souls and our blood we will give for you, oh Osama. Demonstrator: There is no god but Allah. Crowds: There is no god but Allah. Demonstrator: Sheik Osama is loved by Allah. Crowds:...
  • Obama going to Missouri to offer help in healing

    05/29/2011 9:28:05 AM PDT · by upchuck · 77 replies
    Ass Press/Yahuh ^ | May 29,2011 | Erica Werner
    President Barack Obama is pivoting from diplomacy on the world stage to the intimate and delicate domestic task of acting as healer-in-chief to a devastated community. The president travels to tornado-wrecked Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, a day after returning from a six-day European tour of Ireland, England, France and Poland. After days of focusing on the U.S. relationship with the rest of the world, he'll turn to an even more critical connection: his own, with the American people. The president will visit with survivors and family members of the worst tornado in decades, a monster storm that tore through Joplin...
  • DOJ letter:'TSA would likely be required to cancel any flight'(FEDs threaten air blockade of Texas)

    05/25/2011 10:23:19 AM PDT · by Roninf5-1 · 150 replies
    The Lone Star Report ^ | 5/24/2011 | Andy Hogue
    The U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter to House and Texas Senate leaders Tuesday -- reportedly in person -- threatening a shut-down of airports if HB 1937 is passed. The letter claims Rep. David Simpson's (R-Longview) anti-TSA-groping bill is against federal law and the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. We include the text of the DOJ's letter, as well as a portion of Simpson's reply, below.
  • Germany Mediates Secret US-Taliban Talks

    05/25/2011 10:29:03 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 16 replies
    Der Spiegal ^ | May 24th 2011 | Susanne Koelbl and Holger Stark
    The German government is mediating secret talks on German soil between the US government and representatives of the Taliban. Berlin is cautiously optimistic that the negotiations will deliver progress, but observers warn that the insurgents' morale remains high. It's still unknown where exactly in Germany the American and Afghan negotiators met, but when they met can be pinpointed fairly exactly: at the turn of the year and on the second weekend in May. It's also fairly clear who attends these talks on peace in the Hindu Kush. On the American side, representatives of the State Department and the CIA are...
  • Obama administration belatedly threatens veto of detainee, war legislation

    05/24/2011 5:20:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    The Obama administration is urging Congress not to adopt legislation that would reaffirm and arguably expand the Authorization for the Use of Military Force passed just three days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In addition, for the first time, the administration is formally threatening a veto over Congress's efforts to limit his authority to release Guantanamo prisoners and to transfer war-on-terror prisoners held by the U.S. military to the U.S. for any reason. There is a belated quality to the veto threat since Obama previously objected to but ulitmately signed a series of bills which had provisions effectively...
  • Awkward Moment During Obama Toast to Queen

    05/24/2011 5:00:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 182 replies · 1+ views
    Awkward Moment During Obama Toast to Queen May 24, 2011 5:32 PM The president and the orchestra at Buckingham Palace this evening were a bit out of synch. When the president toasted the Queen the orchestra misunderstood a pause and what seemed to be a cue from the president for “God Save the Queen” to begin playing. “Ladies and gentlemen please stand with me and raise your glasses as I propose a toast,” the president said, putting down his note cards and grabbing his glass. “To her majesty the Queen.” The president paused, the guests stood, and the orchestra prepared...
  • President to meet SEAL team members from bin Laden operation at Kentucky base - AP

    05/05/2011 11:55:04 AM PDT · by library user · 195 replies
    AP ^ | May 5, 2011
    Just a headline right now. Do the Seals have to meet with 0? I would try to avoid it.
  • Pic of Obama's speech was staged

    05/04/2011 4:34:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 05/04/11 | BRYAN DOYLE
    The photos are now widespread online and in newspapers, images of a confident President Obama striding toward the camera to announce the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Not so widespread, however, is the news that the photos weren’t from Obama’s actual history-making speech. According to a Reuters blog post, the photos were taken after Obama’s actual announcement, during a brief reenactment minutes later. ~SNIP~ The reenactment isn’t the only way the administration has edited its media rollout of bin Laden’s death. In a widely used photo of Obama and his national security team in the Situation Room, what...
  • Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.

    05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins
    “As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.”
  • ABC News: U.S. Had Muslim Seaman Pray Over bin Laden Corpse Out of Fear of Muslim Wrath

    05/02/2011 10:56:04 AM PDT · by kristinn · 118 replies
    Monday, May 2, 2011 | Kristinn
    ABC News' Jake Tapper reports here and here on the Obama administration giving Osama bin Laden a Muslim-led Islamic burial at sea so as not to "inflame" the Muslim world....The SEALS shot the terrorist leader dead after he refused to surrender. Bin Laden's corpse was taken to Afghanistan to have his DNA tested for positive identification. The body was then flown to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, officials told ABC News and he was buried at sea. The burial was done in accordance with Islamic law, officials said. A Muslim seaman conducted the process and said the prayers, with...
  • Bin Laden Given Religious Funeral Prior to Sea Burial

    05/02/2011 9:43:43 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 341 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 5/2/2011
    DEVELOPING: Usama bin Laden was given a religious funeral prior to his burial at sea, senior military officials told Fox News. Religious rites were conducted on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier at about 1:10 a.m. Monday in the Persian Gulf. In accordance with Islamic practice, bin Laden was washed and wrapped in a white sheet before buried at sea at 2 p.m. local time, senior U.S. military and intelligence officials said.
  • President to talk about his birth certificate

    04/27/2011 6:13:29 AM PDT · by null and void · 646 replies · 1+ views
    Fox news | 4/27/11 | nully
    Just announced. Obama to speak in 45 minutes. (6:45 AM PST)
  • President Obama’s Birth Certificate PDF has “Layers”

    04/27/2011 11:25:17 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 305 replies · 4+ views
    Video Wall ^ | 4/27/11 | video wall
    When viewing the PDF in Adobe the text can be removed and added in Layers You can compress all layers down to one, but someone clearly did not do that last step to make a good forgery
  • Christian Woman Stoned in South Dakota (Original title)

    04/25/2011 1:51:27 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 96 replies
    Red County ^ | 25 April 11 | Dr. Richard Swier
    Lisa Marie Johnson is a very brave woman. Lisa is a former Catholic Nun living in South Dakota. Lisa was on the forefront of the American Laws for America Courts legislative battle in South Dakota. Lisa has been on the forefront of the effort to expose the bizarre situation of four (4) mosques in Sioux Fall, SD a city of a mere 120,000 people. Most of the Muslims in Sioux Fall are from Somalia. Most recently Lisa organized a very successful screening of Iranium to a standing room only crowd of 300, with Frank Gaffney, Founder and President of the...
  • State Dept adding intrusive, semi-impossible questinnaire for US passport applications

    04/25/2011 3:25:23 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 59 replies
    boingboing.net ^ | April 25, 2011 | Cory Doctorow
    Olga sez, "The U.S. Dept of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for passport applicants: proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history, personal details of siblings; mother's addresses prior to your birth; any "religious ceremony" around time of birth, circumstances of birth including names (as well as addresses/phone numbers) of persons present, & more. Failure to answer can mean denial of passport, & govt reserves right to use this info for 'routine uses.'" Update: Commenters note that this form is specifically intended in lieu of a birth certificate with a passport application; but...
  • Obama family to worship at Shiloh Baptist Church for Easter

    04/24/2011 6:42:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2011 | Hamil Harris
    Long before the sun rose over the Shiloh Baptist Church, people were passing through metaldetectors at the historic African American congregation where President Barack Obama and his family will celebrate Easter. [Snip] Rev. Wallace Charles Smith, in the church's program, said, "We are honored to welcome to our 10 a.m. Easter service President Barack Obama, First LadyMichelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha. Shiloh prays for the first family every Sunday and we thank God for the wonderful inspiration they provide to our nation." [Snip] The 3,000-member D.C. congregation [was] started by freed slaves.
  • Obama administration shutters anti-porn task force

    04/20/2011 11:33:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 82 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/20/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Justice Department task force initiated under the Bush administration to fight the spread of hardcore pornography has been shut down by Obama’s attorney general. Politico reported this week that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder closed the Obscenity Prosecution Task Force, a move that has been met with criticism by conservative congressmen and other leaders. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) urged Holder in an April 4 letter, signed by 41 other senators, including 6 Democrats, to change his mind. “We know more than ever how illegal adult obscenity contributes to violence against women, addiction,...
  • Our Libyan 'Pickup Game'

    04/01/2011 6:38:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 1, 2011 | Staff
    Leadership: As we put CIA boots on the ground to find out who the rebels are and withdraw air support as they retreat, our defense secretary describes how we're making up our policy as we go along. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were on Capitol Hill Thursday in a marathon of congressional testimony trying to explain our ad hoc "kinetic" military actions in Libya and a policy that seems to change and get redefined minute by minute. Among the issues discussed was the decision to remove American close air...
  • WTF? I Mean, Say What? Hijab American Military Women

    04/01/2011 5:00:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Jawa Report ^ | March 31, 2011 | Stable Hand
    Via Daily CallerIn an effort to get closer to the local population, American female soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are being encouraged to wear a Muslim headscarf when interacting with civilians. But some question whether the practice constitutes cultural sensitivity or a form of appeasement that is degrading to U.S. soldiers. Major Kyndra Rotunda, executive director of the Military Law and Policy Institute and AMVETS Legal Clinic, told The Daily Caller that while the women are not being ordered to wear the head scarf, encouragement is tantamount to a demand[...] Retired Col. Martha McSally, whose grievance about being forced to wear...
  • Exposed: The US-Saudi Libya deal

    04/01/2011 3:03:39 PM PDT · by FredDardick · 74 replies
    Asia Times Online ^ | Apr 2, 2011 | Pepe Escobar
    This, in short, is the essence of a deal struck between the Barack Obama administration and the House of Saud. Two diplomatic sources at the United Nations independently confirmed that Washington, via Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gave the go-ahead for Saudi Arabia to invade Bahrain and crush the pro-democracy movement in their neighbor in exchange for a "yes" vote by the Arab League for a no-fly zone over Libya - the main rationale that led to United Nations Security Council resolution 1973. The revelation came from two different diplomats, a European and a member of the BRIC group, and...
  • Obama: Learn from my mistakes

    03/14/2011 1:49:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 03/14/11 | ABBY PHILLIP
    At Kenmore Middle School in nearby Arlington on Monday, President Obama instructed students to do as he says, not as he did back when he was a trouble-making middle-schooler. "I've got a confession to make," Obama said. "This probably is right about the time I was at my worst. I was getting in trouble all the time. I was in the principal's office all the time." Obama's teen-aged misadventures have been well chronicled in his memoir "Dreams of my Father," and they seemed to last well into his college days. At Occidental College in the ’80s, Obama apparently picked up...
  • Civil Service Board Announces Police Recruit Scores

    03/13/2011 10:03:13 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 84 replies
    abc ^ | March 11, 2011
    DAYTON -- The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits. It's a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam. Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test. Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two. The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential...
  • Bill Clinton: Drilling delays 'ridiculous'

    03/11/2011 2:44:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies
    Bill Clinton: Drilling delays 'ridiculous' By: Darren Goode March 11, 2011 04:55 PM EST Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference. Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited. But according to multiple people in the room, Clinton, surprisingly, agreed with Bush on many oil and gas issues, including criticism...
  • Social Security reform debate stirs in Congress (media admits SS taxes used to fund Big Government)

    03/05/2011 10:43:14 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While Congress brawls over how to shrink a $1.6 trillion budget deficit this year, an even tougher battle has begun over cutting popular Social Security retirement benefits to achieve long-term savings. It's unclear whether Congress will be able to agree on how to reform the massive government pension program, which has provided a social safety net for the elderly since 1935. That in part will depend on whether President Barack Obama throws his weight behind a reform effort that politicians of all stripes fear could be full of political risks. While the president has invited a conversation...
  • Border officials retract "weapons of mass destruction" comments (Bravo Sierra Ping!)

    A San Diego Channel 10 interview, with Customs and Border PatrolAssistant Director Al Hallor is going viral after the San Diego officialsaid weapons of mass destruction have been discovered by federal agencies at US ports of entry. The Channel 10News investigative reporter Mitch Blacher asked, "Do you ever find things that are dangerous like a chemical agent or a weaponized device?" Hallor said, "at the airport, seaport, at our port of entry we havenot this past fiscal year, but our partner agencies have found thosethings." The interview played Monday on numerous major television news outlets and on dozens of web...
  • Stunning Response "Dirty Bombs (Nuclear) have been stopped at our border" it appears

    02/14/2011 10:54:48 AM PST · by Scythian · 148 replies
    But almost immediately after giving that answer, Hallor and Blacher were interrupted by a public affairs official from CBP, forcing Hallor to try and clarify his answer. Still, the clarification was telling ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sSnxge6BGA Glenn Beck to cover this tonight.
  • Obama: No shirtless pictures

    12/28/2010 2:20:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 5+ views
    Obama: No shirtless pictures By Ian Swanson - 12/28/10 04:34 PM ET The White House is taking extra steps to prevent photos of a shirtless President Obama on vacation in Hawaii. The president and his family are on a snorkeling trip in Haunama Bay State Park, and traveling press are under “explicit instructions that there will be no long lenses or other sneaky attempts to take pictures,” according to a pool report. Photos of a shirtless president on a Hawaii vacation after his win in the 2008 presidential election caused a stir two Christmases ago. Washingtonian magazine even ran a...
  • Obama Announces Support for UN Resolution Stating 'Indigenous Peoples ...

    12/21/2010 11:53:50 AM PST · by yoe · 186 replies · 2+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | December 21, 2010 | Penny Starr
    President Barack Obama, addressing a tribal nations conference at the White House last week, announded that the U.S. government is now supporting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, which includes a sweeping declaration that "indigenous peoples" have a right to lands and resources they traditionally occupied or "otherwise used." "Indigenous peoples have the right to the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned, occupied or otherwise used or acquired," says the U.N. resolution. The Bush administration had declined to support the resolution. At the White House Tribal Nations Conference, Obama reminded the group that...
  • New worry for the US money supply as new $100 bills printed with flaws

    12/06/2010 3:16:06 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 55 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | December 6, 2010 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr.
    A new headache may have been created for US and international currency use as it has been determined that a flaw was created in the printing of up to 30% of all new $100.00 bills scheduled for distribution in 2011. In a new report by CNBC today, an official familiar with the problem reported that the new $100 bills are so complex that the printers at the mint have experienced massive problems in the creation of the notes. A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes and...
  • A Superpower's View of the World (Liberals Open Pandora's Box)

    11/29/2010 9:12:28 AM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/29/10 | SPIEGEL Staff
    251,000 State Department documents, many of them secret embassy reports from around the world, show how the US seeks to safeguard its influence around the world. It is nothing short of a political meltdown for US foreign policy.
  • The case against Eric Holder

    11/29/2010 7:46:18 AM PST · by realcleanguy · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/26/2010 | Washington Times
    EDITORIAL: Forcing Holder out Respected officials call for attorney general's resignation By THE WASHINGTON TIMES The calls have begun for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s resignation. Potential Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty both took that position last weekend in response to last week's embarrassing result in the trial of Guantanamo terrorist detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailiani. Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Pawlenty won't be the only prominent politicos reaching the conclusion that Mr. Holder is unfit for the office he holds. With Republicans getting oversight authority through their new House majority, the attorney general's conduct in...
  • Dan Savage Promotes Anti-Christian Evil

    11/23/2010 11:47:47 AM PST · by mlizzy · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 11-22-10 | Laurie Higgins
    No matter what one thinks of the homosexuality-affirming "It Gets Better" project, do we really want the president of the United States to be associated with radical sex columnist Dan Savage, the creator of this campaign? "It Gets Better" is the online video project that Chicago native Dan Savage created in which he seeks to end bullying by affirming homosexuality. Joining him in this effort are Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kathleen Sebelius, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton. Savage--the even more offensive doppelganger of our Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings--celebrates homosexuality in general and his own in particular. He has chosen...
  • Mosque Money Shocker (Outrage; unmitigated gall)

    11/22/2010 6:48:33 AM PST · by La Lydia · 47 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 23, 2010 | John Avalon
    Developers of the controversial Park51 Islamic community center and mosque located two blocks from Ground Zero earlier this month applied for roughly $5 million in federal grant money set aside for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11th, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The audacious move stands to reignite the embers of a divisive debate that dominated headlines surrounding the ninth anniversary of the attacks this fall, say people vested in the issue. The application was submitted under a “community and cultural enhancement” grant program administered by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment...
  • Holder Should Resign Or Be Fired, and Obama Should Apologize

    11/18/2010 11:34:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    Outrage is growing at the intersection of ideology and incompetence that is the jury's collapse in the trial of Ahmed Ghailani, declared acquitted in the murders of 224 innocents, including a dozen Americans.The outrage is growing as Americans learn more and more about how utterly avoidable this outrageous miscarriage of justice was. John Podhoretz's and Jennifer Rubin's criticisms are among the most pointed and both employ the damning word "debacle" in the title, and Powerline's Scott Johnson and John Hinderaker weigh in with "The Failure Option." Eric Holder who repeatedly declared his confidence in this process should resign and...
  • Podesta: Obama Can Use ‘Armed Forces’ to Push Progressive Agenda (WTF?!?)

    11/18/2010 10:10:08 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 383 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/18/10 | Jonathon Seidl
    The liberal Center for American Progress doesn’t believe significant GOP gains in the House and Senate should stop the President from implementing more of his polices. The group released a report Tuesday suggesting ways Obama can bypass Congress to accomplish a progressive agenda, and it cites the president’s power as commander-in-chief to make its point. “I think most of the conversation since the election has been about how President Obama adjusts to the new situation on Capitol Hill,” Center for American Progress head and former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta told the Daily Caller. “While that’s an important...
  • Obama denies his global footprint has shrunk

    11/12/2010 8:13:23 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Obama denies his global footprint has shrunk by Stephen Collinson Stephen Collinson 18 mins ago SEOUL (AFP) – US President Barack Obama insisted on Friday that he now had more clout on the world stage -- not less -- dismissing comments that a mid-term election rout at home had shaved his power abroad. Obama also mused that talking to the Chinese was tough at any time -- whether his personal polls were up or down, and produced a list of leaders with whom he has forged a particular connection. The US president reflected on the challenges of leadership, and the...
  • Jerome Corsi Digs Deeper - Reveals How Congress Was Prepped To Deflect Obama Eligibility Queries

    11/12/2010 7:11:24 AM PST · by JLWORK · 46 replies
    Here's The Right Side Of It ^ | November 12, 2010 | John L. Work
    Jerome Corsi has done the work of ten police detectives during his investigation to discover Barack Obama’s history, for which the President has spent millions of dollars to conceal from the People and the Press. Corsi’s travels have taken him as far as Kenya, where he was once taken into custody by Kenyan authorities a few years back, and deported before he could gather any birth records and interview potential witnesses which might exist there. Today he published a copyrighted story at WorldNetDaily that relates in detail exactly how members of Congress were provided material by the Congressional Research Service...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Obama "The Most Pro-Abortion President"

    11/11/2010 9:10:22 AM PST · by julieee · 8 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 11, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Sarah Palin Calls Obama "The Most Pro-Abortion President" Dallas, TX -- In a speech in Texas last night, former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion president in the history of the nation. http://LifeNews.com/nat-6840
  • Modestly chic: Michelle Obama dons a headscarf as she visits mosque on Indonesia trip

    11/10/2010 5:42:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 154 replies
    Daily Mail (London) ^ | November 10, 2010
    Her impeccable dress sense has been praised throughout the world. So it was no surprise that Michelle Obama managed to be stylish and show respect to her Muslim hosts when she visited a mosque on her tour of Indonesia. The First Lady covered her hair with a beige animal-print scarf as she toured Jakarta's Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in southeast Asia. But there was a nod to her sartorial instincts in the form of beads and turquoise fringing at the neck. Though her wide-legged Stephen Burrows trouser suit was simple in cut, Mrs Obama is never one to shy...
  • Obama Hails Indonesia as Model for World

    11/10/2010 5:57:28 AM PST · by greatplains · 54 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | 10 Nov | unk
    US President Barack Obama has held up Indonesia as an example of how a developing nation can embrace democracy and diversity. (snip) Mr Obama said innocent people across the world were still targeted by militants but emphasised that the US was not at war with Islam.(snip) In his address, he touched on the four years he spent in the country as a child and emphasised the importance of Indonesia's example as a growing economy and a majority-Muslim nation that is largely tolerant of other religions. "Today, I return to Indonesia as a friend, but also as a president who seeks...
  • Obama Visits Indonesia’s Grand Mosque; Michelle Wears Head Covering – Video

    11/10/2010 6:31:11 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 10, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a compilation of brief video clips showing President Barack Obama and wife Michelle in Indonesia, where they made a visit to the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Jakarta. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim nation. First Lady Michelle Obama is seen wearing a head covering at the Mosque compound. So far, there just is no extensive video that I could find of Obama at the mosque.
  • Is the Crowd Wrong on QE2? (Numbers "fiddling" by BLS created 200,000 phantom jobs last month)

    11/08/2010 1:54:03 PM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Barron's ^ | 11/6/2010 | Alan Abelson
    [Snip] THE JOBS REPORT FOR OCTOBER was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, and at first blush was surprisingly strong, much stronger, indeed, than expected. Payrolls expanded by 151,000 and the two previous months' were revised upward. But hold the hurrahs. The unemployment rate was stuck at 9.6%, and, toss in the underemployed and the rate remains at an elevated 17%. Moreover, the household version of the employment picture was a real bummer, showing an employment drop of 330,000. That especially weird disparity between the household and the payroll reports made us do a double-take. Happily, the...
  • Joe Scarborough: Opponents of Obama's India Trip Are 'Idiots; '

    11/08/2010 1:56:17 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11-8-10
    Anyone critical of President Obama being in India right now is an "idiot," MSNBC's Joe Scarborough bluntly served on his morning show, which prides itself on being a safe haven for different views. India is "exactly where [President Obama] should be" right now, he opined. With Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass on as a guest Monday morning, Scarborough clamored that President Obama "needs" to be in India right now for the sake of U.S. foreign policy. "I would send my President to India, like once a month, if I could, for long weekends," he emphasized. Scarborough hit left-wing...
  • Obama Bows to Indian Parliament, Acknowledges Decline of U.S. Dominance

    11/08/2010 11:51:57 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 111 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 11-8-10
    Implicitly acknowledging the decline of American dominance, Barack Obama on Sunday said the US was no longer in a position to "meet the rest of the world economically on our terms". Speaking at a town hall meeting in Mumbai, he said, "I do think that one of the challenges that we are going face in the US, at a time when we are still recovering from the financial crisis is, how do we respond to some of the challenges of globalisation? The fact of the matter is that for most of my lifetime and I'll turn 50 next year -...
  • Obama conducting ‘reign of terror’ against suspected White House leakers

    11/08/2010 9:52:33 AM PST · by justlurking · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Online Journal ^ | 2010-11-08 | Wayne Madsen
    Online Journal articles are deemed not welcome on FR, but I thought this article was interesting -- if not outright amusing. Follow the link and decide for yourself: http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_6549.shtml
  • Obama calls India a creator not a poacher of US jobs.

    11/06/2010 7:11:41 PM PDT · by NY Attitude · 83 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press as reported on Yahoo ^ | 11/06/2010 | Ravi Nessman, Erica Werner and Erica Kineta of AP
    Obama smoozes India.