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  • Live Thread: 2016 State of the Union Address (9 p.m. EST 1/12/16) Followed by GOP at 10 p.m.

    01/12/2016 5:08:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 1,479 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    President Obama delivers his final State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress. Republican Response to the State of the Union Address Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) delivers the Republican response to President Obama's annual State of the Union address.

    01/20/2015 9:01:18 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 12 replies ^ | January 20, 2015 | No Attribution
    As President Obama prepares to make new promises tonight, here’s a look back at those not yet fulfilled
  • Obama Promises Disappear from Web

    07/26/2013 11:56:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Sunlight Foundation ^ | 26Jul 2013 | John Wonderlich, the website created by the Obama transition team in 2008, has effectively disappeared sometime over the last month. While the front splash page for has linked to the main White House website for years, until recently, you could still continue on to see the materials and agenda laid out by the administration. This was a particularly helpful resource for those looking to compare Obama's performance in office against his vision for reform, laid out in detail on According to the Internet Archive, the last time that content (beyond the splash page) was available was June 8th --...
  • Hurricane SANDY Public Advisory

    10/28/2012 3:07:37 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 58 replies
    NOAA via Drudge ^ | 500 PM EDT SUN OCT 28 2012 | National Weather Service
  • Obama: I’ll Buy A Chevy Volt After My Presidency Ends

    03/01/2012 2:48:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies · 6+ views
    Obama: I’ll Buy A Chevy Volt After My Presidency Ends March 1, 2012 5:32 PM Ever since Barack Obama became president in 2008, he hasn’t been given much chance to drive a car, let alone own one. But when his presidency ends, Mr. Obama knows exactly what car he wants to buy as his post-presidential ride — a plug-in Chevrolet Volt. “Five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself,” Obama promised 1,600 auto workers at a United Auto Workers union event in Detroit on Tuesday. “Yes, that’s right,” he reiterated, accompanied by...
  • House GOP announces jobs plan focused on cutting regs, taxes.

    08/29/2011 9:33:34 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29,2011 | Erik Wasson
    House GOP announces jobs plan focused on cutting regs, taxes House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Monday laid out an ambitious anti-tax and regulations agenda for the fall. In a memo to rank-and-file Republicans, Cantor said the House will target 10 major regulations for elimination, and will also seek to enact one major tax cut for businesses. Republicans are offering the agenda as a contrast to President Obama’s jobs plan which is to be formally announced next week and is expected to include stimulus spending. Cantor’s proposals will face an uphill battle in becoming law, but could make their...
  • Cantor: GOP ready to vote down bill extending only middle-class tax cuts

    12/01/2010 8:03:16 AM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Republicans are prepared to vote down a bill extending all but the top-end tax cuts, the second-ranking GOP leader in the House said Tuesday. Incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said on Bloomberg Television he was ready to instruct GOP members to vote down legislation Democrats plan to bring to the floor that would extend the expiring Bush-era tax cuts only for the middle class. Democrats in both the House and the Senate have signaled they would bring up for a vote this week bills that would extend tax cuts for all households earning less than $250,000 per year...
  • Promise Broken rulings on the Obameter

    01/21/2010 11:48:52 AM PST · by freespirited · 6 replies · 582+ views
    Politifact ^ | ongoing
      No. 24: End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000 "Will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors -- saving them an average of $1,400 a year-- and will also mean that 27 million seniors will not need to file an income tax return at all.">>More No. 30: End no-bid contracts above $25,000 "Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid.">>More No. 86: Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives "As president, Barack...
  • If Obama Had Told Us Before His Election

    10/13/2009 8:44:16 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 69 replies · 3,139+ views ^ | 10/13/2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    If Barack Obama had campaigned on what he has actually done in his first 300 days in office, would he have been elected? That's the question so many are asking today. If Obama had told us he would appoint 34 czars, reporting only to himself and not vetted or confirmed in the constitutional way, building a powerful unitary executive branch of government, would he have been elected? What if he had told us that his green jobs czar had been a Communist, that the science czar wrote in a college textbook that compulsory "green abortions" are an acceptable way to...
  • The Socialist Lie to America

    05/13/2009 9:06:20 AM PDT · by Mikey76 · 2 replies · 406+ views
    The other morning I was watching a documentary on Fidel Castro made in the late sixties, less than a decade after the “revolution”. The film crew was allowed to follow him around the countryside as he met with the Cuban people. He rode around in his jeep wearing his trademark green uniform, he and his army escort bouncing over muddy roads. He was doing what statist politicians have always done-listen to every problem, no matter how trivial, and promise to fix it. He promised roads to every village and milk to every family. He vowed to root out corruption and...
  • Obama Breaks With Gates, Cancels Nuke Program (Effectively begins dismantling of Nuclear Arsenal)

    05/12/2009 12:13:47 PM PDT · by MattAMiller · 82 replies · 2,955+ views
    The New Republic - The Plank ^ | 12.05.2009 | Michael Crowley
    Obama's new budget plan includes a little-noted sea change in U.S. nuclear policy, and a step towards his vision of a denuclearized world. It provides no funding for the Reliable Replacement Warhead program, created to design a new generation of long-lasting nuclear weapons that don't need to be tested. (The military is worried that a nuclear test moratorium in effect since 1992 might endanger the reliability of an aging US arsenal.) But this spring Obama issued a bold call for a world free of nuclear weapons, and part of that vision entails leading by example. That means halting programs that...
  • Donald Trump on Miss California: Same as Barack Obama

    05/12/2009 10:07:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 1,758+ views
    Trump on Prejean: Same as Obama By: Alexander Burns May 12, 2009 11:26 AM EST President Barack Obama ended up in the middle of an unlikely controversy this morning — the debate over Miss California’s position on gay marriage. At a press conference addressing Carrie Prejean’s disputed title in the Miss USA competition, pageant owner Donald Trump compared Prejean’s stated views on gay marriage to Obama’s. “It's the same answer that the president of the United States gave,” Trump said. “She gave an honorable answer. She gave an answer from her heart.” In her own remarks moments later, Prejean echoed...
  • Obama's Broken Promises- And A Few He Shouldn't Have Kept

    03/16/2009 8:19:50 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 1 replies · 259+ views
    "We're here to infuse the old Washington politics with a new sense of mission - to unite people around a common purpose. To rally Americans around a common destiny. We aren't just here to win an election. We are here to transform a nation." Transformation, indeed. No President has acted faster to do a complete reversal on campaign promises and positions during the campaign than Barack Hussein Obama has in the first two months of his presidency. His popularity polls have been falling on the correct impression that America is instinctively feeling of his incompetence, lack of direction, and move...
  • Obama Progress Watch

    01/20/2009 4:38:19 PM PST · by arkadyka · 13 replies · 387+ views
    Indy Mind ^ | 1/20/2009 | Arkady
    It is easy to forget how things were just a short one year ago, let alone 4 years ago. Promises are forgotten, statistics become fuzzy. Introducing, Obama Watch!! This is a collection of economic vitals and a list of key campaign promises designed to fix our ailing nation. This will be updated on a per-need basis to reflect the most up to date tracking. All data is as of January 20th, 2009 EOD unless stated otherwise.
  • Europe in Full Retreat on Climate Plan, US to Follow Suit (Carbon Trading Fails Market Test)

    11/07/2008 6:59:47 PM PST · by Robert A Cook PE · 39 replies · 1,721+ views
    Icecap ^ | Nov 7 2008 | John Coleman (Icecap staff)
    Nov 07, 2008 Global concern about the ailing economy has led the European Environment Committee to revise its energy package. The committee announced that it agreed the European Union should revise key clauses in its climate and energy package to adjust for the current financial crisis. The economic slowdown has hurt carbon credit demand and pricing. Over the past few weeks EU member states have requested permission to make some revisions to protect their economies. Bulgaria, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Poland have criticized the proposed shift to a pan-European carbon credit auctioning mechanism and...
  • This is so cute...

    11/05/2008 9:53:20 AM PST · by Undertow · 39 replies · 1,663+ views
    11/5/08 | me
    I was listening to WDOV AM via the Internet this morning. The lead story on one of the top-of-the-hour news segments was that the big 0 is going to get his daughters a brand new puppy! And then, the news went into a long list of former first pets. My heart simply melted. That last statement was ultimate sarcasm if you didn't guess. The media fawning has already started.