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  • Obama thinks his post-election "mandate" is bigger than the GOP's

    11/07/2014 12:46:01 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 35 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-7-14 | The Looking Spoon
    From the Washington Examiner President Obama did something extraordinary, perhaps unprecedented, in his post-election news conference Wednesday: He claimed a mandate on behalf of voters who didn't vote. "To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you," the president said. "To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you, too."...Obama's message to Republicans was unmistakable: My mandate is bigger than your mandate.... LOL. Liberalism is the ideology of anti-intellectual children, the examples of this are too numerous to count, but Obama has the brightest (or more accurately,...
  • WHAT LANDSLIDE? Obama threatens vetoes and executive orders – including immigration reform THIS YEAR

    11/05/2014 1:42:23 PM PST · by traumer · 48 replies
    President Barack Obama came out swinging on Wednesday just 14 hours after a Republican wave swept over the U.S. Congress in an election that largely repudiated his policies. 'Congress will pass some bills I cannot sign,' he said, threatening to dust off a veto pen that he has used only twice in nearly six years. And he hinted at executive orders that will enrage conservatives. 'I'm pretty sure I'll take some actions that some in Congress will not like,' he said. 'That's natural. That's how Democracy works.' Much of reporters' tussling with the president focused on executive orders related to...
  • Obama’s Amnesty By Blackmail

    11/07/2014 5:19:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 7, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama’s Amnesty By BlackmailPosted By Matthew Vadum On November 7, 2014 @ 12:34 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Ignoring voters’ historic coast-to-coast repudiation of his disastrous policies this week, President Obama is now threatening to move forward unilaterally with a massive immigration amnesty by the end of the year.At his first post-election press conference Wednesday, instead of embracing conciliation as a responsible adult might do, Obama, the petulant Chicagoland thug, pulled a switchblade. Obama tried to blackmail newly emboldened congressional Republicans, vowing to enact amnesty through executive fiat if Congress doesn’t play ball.Republicans’ newly won control of the...
  • Press Gives Obama Raspberries For Post-Election Remarks

    11/07/2014 4:29:58 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/06/2014 | John Merline
    If the reaction to President Obama's post-election press conference is any indication, he's in Dutch not only with voters but with the mainstream press as well, after several gave Obama two thumbs down for his performance. The Daily Beast's Jonathan Alter, for one, was not impressed..
  • Obama post election press conference

    11/05/2014 12:09:53 PM PST · by Dog · 305 replies
    TV | 11-5-14 | Dog
    Didn't see a live thread.....so here you go.
  • Live Stream Obama Statement – September 23, 2014 [Media Worship Service]

    09/23/2014 6:33:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    ...Obama will make a statement this morning at 10:00 am ET on the South Lawn. I will live stream it here.
  • Obama: ISIS threat against U.S., allies 'doesn't frighten us'

    09/19/2014 8:08:41 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/19/14 | Chelsea J. Carter and Barbara Starr
    "With their barbaric murder of two Americans, these terrorists thought they could frighten us or intimidate us or cause us to shrink from the world," Obama said. "But today, they are learning the same hard lesson of petty tyrants and terrorists who have gone before: As Americans, we do not give in to fear. When you harm our citizens, when you threaten the United States, when you threaten our allies, it doesn't frighten us. It unites us." The question now appears to be not if, but when, the United States will strike ISIS in its stronghold in northern Syria. The...
  • Obama’s latest NATO comments: 6 piles of bovine excrement

    09/05/2014 10:02:41 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 9-5-2014 | Allen B. West
    I’m listening to President Barack Hussein Obama read more empty rhetoric and here is my assessment during his NATO press conference as he shoveled it on. 1. He stated that NATO’s “combat” mission in Afghanistan will end in three months — I hope they sent the memo to the Taliban and got their consent. Obama just doesn’t seem to understand the enemy has a vote, and they are not disrupted, defeated, and certainly not destroyed – we’re just quitting again. 2. He stated we’ll defend every NATO ally — he should have expressed how, because Obama’s decision to cancel the...
  • Coming Up: Obama Speaks From NATO Summit [Live Thread of Media Worship Service]

    09/05/2014 8:12:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 168 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | 9/5/14
    ....Obama plans to speak Friday on newly announced NATO plans to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine....speak at 11:30 a.m. ET from a NATO summit in Newport, Wales.
  • Did Obama just plug healthcare.gov at his photo op in Estonia??

    09/03/2014 2:25:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    9/2/14
    I could have swore I just heard Obama talking about how great his death panels web site was....did anyone else catch that? I couldn't rewind it...
  • Governor Palin: ‘No Drama Obama’s Summer Casual Agenda for America’

    08/29/2014 9:15:39 PM PDT · by Bratch · 11 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 29 2014 | Sarah Palin via Steve Flesher
    Via Facebook: No Drama Obama’s Summer Casual Agenda for America (or What He Didn’t Do On My Summer Vacation)There is absolutely nothing important going on in the world right now.There are no security threats, no worldwide turmoil affecting America’s interests, no civil war in Syria, South Sudan, or Libya. No war on our ally, Israel. No Ebola epidemic devastating West Africa and spreading. No race riots tearing apart a whole community in Missouri. No Russian aggression in Ukraine. No deranged North Korean dictator testing more missiles. No Chinese jets getting up close and personal with our American military. No brave American...
  • Obama Fundraises Before Speech on ISIS Beheading

    08/21/2014 12:58:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 8/20/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    In a few minutes, President Obama will address the nation about the beheading of an American by the terrorist group ISIS. But before facing the cameras, Obama sent out a fundraising appeal. "Nothing has ever been more important than fighting for folks like you. You are my priority," writes Obama. "And right now, a focus of that fight has to be getting people who really care about making things better for you elected. The upcoming elections could determine whether or not we have a Congress who will work with me to help you. "That's why it's so important I spend...
  • Obama: ‘ISIL Speaks for No Religion,’ Global Effort Should ‘Extract This Cancer (shortened)

    08/20/2014 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 8-20-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama condemned the beheading of journalist James Foley and ISIS in a strongly worded statement to reporters moments ago, but didn’t offer specifics on how the U.S. would react policy-wise to ISIS killing Americans. “Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away,” Obama said from Martha’s Vineyard. (snip) “Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages, killing...
  • President Obama is scheduled to make a statement on the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley

    08/20/2014 9:22:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 110 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/20/14 | cnn.com
    full title...President Obama is scheduled to make a statement on the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley at 12:45 p.m ET. banner only
  • Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

    08/18/2014 2:11:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 18, 2014 4:54 PM EDT
    Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police. During a brief pause in his summer vacation, Obama expressed sympathy for the “passions and anger” sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but said giving in to that anger through looting and attacks on police only stirs tensions and leads to further chaos. …
  • Obama's break from vacation: How unusual is that?

    08/18/2014 12:50:04 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8-18-2014 | Linda Feldmann
    The president is scheduled to make a statement from the briefing room at 4 p.m. Eastern time. Speculation has been intense over what else might be going on – an announcement on immigration policy, perhaps? That’s not supposed to come until the end of summer. Maybe some personnel changes? Certainly that could wait until Obama’s two-week vacation is over. In part, the diversion from vacation may be intended to show that the president is active and engaged amid various world crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Ferguson. But, it must be noted, the two-day hiatus was on the books before...
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA TO ADDRESS DEVELOPMENTS IN IRAQ, FERGUSON AT 4 P.M. ET

    08/18/2014 12:35:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 256 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/18/14 | Foxnews.com
    Breaking news banner, no excerpt.
  • Original Obama Dance Photo Leaked

    08/14/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 95 replies
    MeshugeMikey | August 14, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Obama: ‘We Broke the ISIL Siege of Mt. Sinjar’

    08/14/2014 10:24:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    whas 11 abc news ^ | 8-14-2014
    President Obama said today the military and humanitarian assistance to protect an Iraqi religious minority group under siege by a terrorist organization had been a success. The airdrops delivered more than 114,000 meals and 35,000 gallons of fresh water to the Yadizis, Obama told reporters at a news conference during his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. The Yazidis faced “a terrible choice” -- starve on the mountain or be killed by ISIL terrorists on the ground. “That’s when America came to help,” Obama said. “The bottom line is: the situation on the mountain has greatly improved and Americans should be very...
  • Photographer Deletes Obama Dancing Photo After Going Viral

    08/14/2014 10:18:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/14/2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A Martha’s Vineyard photographer quietly deleted photographs of President Obama dancing during a birthday party after they went viral online. Editorial and fine art photographer Elizabeth Cecil posted two photos of the president on her Instagram account from the party that was closed to the press. The photos featured President Obama dancing and one of him offering a birthday toast to Ann Jordan at a party at the Farm Neck Golf Club. The party included about 150 guests, including former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton. The photo of the president dancing was discovered on Instagram early Thursday...
  • Obama To Deliver Statement Thursday At 12:15

    08/14/2014 8:39:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 195 replies
    ....Obama will deliver a statement from Edgartown, Mass. on Thursday at 12:15 ...
  • Obama to Speak soon (Live Stream Link)

    08/11/2014 1:47:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 132 replies
    Wavy10.com ^ | 8/11/14 | blueyon
    Pres Obama to speak soon
  • It's Always About Me, But Always Someone Else's Fault

    08/10/2014 5:05:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/10/2014
    In yesterday’s G-File, I wrote about Obama’s tendency to insist that he has done everything right. Failures are always the result of people or institutions not pulling their weight the way he does. An excerpt: At the press conference, the president made no mention of this in his prepared remarks about the Africa summit, which he read aloud with all of the passion of a DMV bureaucrat explaining the different methods of payment for a parking ticket. He then took questions. Chris Jansing of NBC asked whether the sanctions against Russia were working. With his customary logic-chopping defensiveness, the president...
  • Iraq conflict: Obama vows to stop jihadist state

    08/09/2014 10:51:49 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/9/2014 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has said he will not allow jihadists to carve out a "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq. On Friday, the US began launching air strikes on fighters of the Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq. Mr Obama said there would be further air strikes if necessary but no US military operation on the ground.
  • Obama: Bad Intelligence Behind ISIS Underestimation

    08/09/2014 11:31:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 117 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8-9-2014
    Saturday from the White House South Lawn, President Barack Obama blamed "intelligence estimates" for not anticipating the speed in which ISIS would capture large sections of Iraq. (Watch the 2:41 video clip at source)
  • Flashback Friday: "We're Leaving Behind a Sovereign, Stable, and Self-Reliant Iraq"

    08/09/2014 9:08:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Not only did we repeatedly hear that al Qaeda was on a “path to defeat” multiple times on the campaign trail in 2012, we also heard President Obama brag about ending the Iraq War and leaving behind a “sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq.” Via CNS News: Obama: 'I Said I End the War in Iraq - I Ended It' Last night, however, after months of ISIS’ bloody rampage in the country, President Obama announced that America is coming to help. Airstrikes on ISIS artillery began Friday.
  • Obama proposes broader long-term strategy to confront fast-approaching militants in Iraq

    08/09/2014 6:54:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 97 replies
    <p>Obama is scheduled to make remarks at the White House at 10:25 a.m....</p>
  • ‘Extraordinarily Irresponsible’ — Obama Gives Pointless, Yet Damaging, Press Conference

    08/07/2014 7:31:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-7-14 | Bryan Preston
    President Obama gave a press conference this evening. He started a little over an hour late without explanation. Reporters stuck to asking questions that they evidently knew Obama would be comfortable answering. None of them asked him about any of his administration scandals. ABC’s Jon Karl, usually a tough questioner of Obama and his spokesmen, asked a rambling question that played right into the Democrats’ “economic patriotism” canard. Despite the fact that the president showed a passionless, bloodless, disinterested face to the world, he still managed to do some damage. Chris Jansing of CNN asked Obama if the sanctions against...
  • Obama Says Americans Don't Want Him 'Twiddling My Thumbs'

    08/06/2014 8:37:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 6, 2014 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, CHRISTI PARSON
    Obama Says Americans Don't Want Him 'Twiddling My Thumbs' Obama news conference By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, CHRISTI PARSONS Americans don't want Obama 'twiddling my thumbs,' president says Obama defends his use of executive power despite GOP threats to sue him Despite Republican charges that he has abused his authority, President Obama said Wednesday he won’t dial back his use of executive power to advance his political agenda without help from Congress. The American public doesn’t want him sitting around “twiddling my thumbs,” Obama said in a wide-ranging news conference. He reiterated his plans to order executive actions on immigration, and said...
  • Obama: Jihadists Commit Jihad Because They’re Mad About Democratic Rights (Video)

    08/06/2014 6:37:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 6,2014
    The Leader of the Free World still has no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to Islamic terroirsm… Wednesday at his press conference at the US-Africa Leaders Summit Barack Obama spewed this nonsense about terrorism. “Part of the lesson we’ve all learned about terrorism is it is possible in reaction to terrorism to actually accelerate the disease. If the response is one that alienates populations or particular ethnic groups or particular religions. And so the work we are doing including the security initiatives I announced today I think can make a big difference in that direction. It’s not...
  • Obama holds presser at conclusion of Africa Summit

    08/06/2014 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    FOX ^ | August 6,2014
    OBAMA HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CONCLUSION OF US-AFRICA SUMMIT
  • Obama overrules Senate, declares CIA’s Bush-era tactics ‘torture’

    08/01/2014 1:55:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2014 | Noah Rothman
    President Barack Obama was halfway out the door, joking with his counterparts in the press that he had not yet been wished a happy birthday, when a chorus of uniform questions from the assembled reporters forced him to address the recent admission that CIA Director John BrennanÂ’s intelligence agency had improperly spied on the Senate.On Thursday, the CIA admitted that intelligence operatives tapped into computers linked to staffers with the Senate Intelligence Committee in March. Those computers contained documents pertaining to an ongoing investigation into the agencyÂ’s Bush-era enhanced interrogation techniques. The report, which is set to be declassified,...
  • Obama: House GOP Border Plan Is 'Extreme' And 'Going Nowhere' [Therefore, I Implement My Plan?]

    08/01/2014 1:38:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | Lisa Mascaro, Michael A. Memoli
    Obama: House GOP Border Plan Is 'Extreme' And 'Going Nowhere' President Obama blasted House Republicans for focusing on "extreme" and "partisan message bills," rather than solving problems, highlighting how little lawmakers have accomplished before leaving town for a summer recess. Speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday, Obama noted signs of economic progress, but argued that "we could be much further along" if the GOP had agreed to "even basic" elements of his agenda. Lisa Mascaro, Michael A. Memoli Obama pointed to Congress' failure to deal with the surge of young Central American immigrants arriving at the southern...
  • Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'

    08/01/2014 1:11:43 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 1st, 2014 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, "we tortured some folks." Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA's interrogation techniques. A report on that investigation's results is expected to be released in the coming weeks.
  • Obama vows to 'act alone'

    08/01/2014 1:14:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2014 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama on Friday vowed to “act alone” if Congress fails to pass a supplemental funding bill to deal with child immigrants crossing the border. Obama said federal authorities don’t have the resources to deal with the wave of unaccompanied children unless action is taken. "I'm gonna have to act alone because we don't have enough resources. We're going to run out of money," he said. He also ripped into Republicans for failing to approve legislation. The House is set to consider a $694 million funding bill later today — far less than the $3.7 billion requested by Obama. Obama...
  • Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'

    08/01/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 8/1/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, "we tortured some folks." Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA's interrogation techniques.
  • OBAMA: 'The Economy Is Clearly Getting Stronger'

    08/01/2014 12:23:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/01/2014 | Hunter Walker
    President Barack Obama made a statement on the economy from the White House on Friday afternoon where he argued the latest jobs number show the economy is continuing to recover from the financial crisis. "The good news is the economy clearly is getting stronger things are getting better," said Obama. Obama highlighted the fact the country has seen a "six month streak with at least 200,000 new jobs each month." "That's the first time that's happened since 1997," he said. Obama described this as part of "the longest streak of private sector job creation in our history."
  • White House blasts Hamas attack breaking cease-fire as ‘barbaric’

    08/01/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/1/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    The White House on Friday blasted Hamas for violating a 72-hour cease-fire agreement, calling the abduction of an Israeli soldier “barbaric.” White House spokesman Josh Earnest acknowledged reports that Hamas had used the cease-fire as cover to carry out an attack on Israeli soldiers. “That would be a rather barbaric violation of the cease-fire agreement,” Earnest said on CNN’s “New Day.” “Hamas is entirely responsible for upholding their end of the bargain, and it’s apparent that they did not do that."
  • President Obama will be giving a LIVE statement on Ukraine at 2:50P (ET)

    07/29/2014 12:09:37 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 115 replies
    He's already 20 minutes late....
  • Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 243 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18, 2014
    Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House by Amy Tennery (Reuters) 8:50 AM
  • Sowell: America's Birthday

    06/30/2014 2:05:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 1, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America's upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America — and have long made "America" a ringing word of freedom, not only in this country but to people around the world. All is not lost. But all could be lost — especially if too many of us take freedom for granted and focus our attention on other things, like electronic gadgets and the antics of...
  • Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

    06/30/2014 1:06:17 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 72 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 39 2014 | Town Hall
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.</p>
  • OBAMA ANNOUNCES HE'S BYPASSING CONGRESS ON IMMIGRATION REFORM

    06/30/2014 12:39:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/30/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Saying he's grown frustrated with waiting for congressional Republicans, an angry President Barack Obama said Monday he will bypass Congress and act on his own to make changes to immigration policy by the end of the summer. Obama spoke Monday from the Rose Garden, where he slammed House Republicans for being too accommodating to the conservative, anti-immigration wing of their party and chided House leadership for not working to pass a "darn bill." "They're unwilling to stand up to the Tea Party and do what's right for the country. And what's worse — a bunch of them know better," Obama...
  • Obama to seek $2 billion from Congress to tackle child migrant crisis

    06/30/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/29/14 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for more than $2 billion to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children from Central America flooding into the United States along its southern border.
  • From the President -- The Humanitarian Situation in Our Nation’s Southwest Border

    06/30/2014 11:18:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The White House ^ | June 30, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    FULL TITLE:  "Letter from the President -- Efforts to Address the Humanitarian Situation in the Rio Grande Valley Areas of Our Nation’s Southwest Border" Dear Mr. Speaker:    (Senator Reid:)  (Senator McConnell:)    (Representative Pelosi:)   I am writing to update you on my Administration's efforts to address the urgent humanitarian situation in the Río Grande Valley areas of our Nation's Southwest border, and to request that the Congress support the new tools and resources we need to implement a unified, comprehensive Federal Government response.   While overall apprehensions across our entire border have only slightly increased during this time period...
  • White House: Boehner won't seek immigration vote

    06/30/2014 11:57:18 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    AP ^ | June 30 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy, a White House official said Monday. Obama is expected to refocus immigration enforcement away from the country's interior and onto a Mexican border that has seen a tide of children crossing illegally from Central America, the official said. This official said that Obama decided to bypass Congress after House speaker John Boehner informed him last week that the House would not vote on an immigration overhaul this year. Obama was expected to address the status of...
  • Obama Delivers Statement on Immigration Reform

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  • Obama formally requests new powers to deal with surge at border (VIDEO)

    06/30/2014 12:29:37 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30 2014 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama on Monday formally requested that Congress grant him additional powers to deport the wave of young people illegally immigrating into the country. In a letter to congressional leaders, Obama also asked for more money to deal with the surge of people, mostly children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, who have come to the border in escalating numbers. [READ OBAMA'S LETTER.] Obama said the administration is working to execute a governmentwide strategy as the surge across the Rio Grande Valley continues, and is “eager” to work with Congress to ensure that “we have the legal authorities to maximize...
  • Obama about to speak; Baghdad being evacuated?

    06/13/2014 8:55:00 AM PDT · by pabianice · 116 replies
    Fox News Live | 6/13/14
    Brett Bair on now. Obama about to speak. Bair wonders aloud if Obama is about to evacuate Baghdad, other Iraqi cities.
  • Former Obama Official: Rose Garden Ceremony Was To Tell Bergdahl’s Story (Tommy Vietor)

    06/03/2014 4:32:26 PM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | June 3, 2014 | Evan McMorris-Santor
    WASHINGTON — On Saturday, President Obama stood with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in the White House Rose Garden — a voluntary media event — to announce the deal that exchanged five Taliban detainees for Bergdahl’s release. Days later, that feel-good event stands in contrast to the deal’s reception, with reports from soldiers he served with that Bergdahl may have been a deserter, and lawmakers demanding to know why the administration did not notify Congress of the deal in advance. Tommy Vietor, one of Obama’s former top aides, said Tuesday the goal of Saturday’s event was to get in...