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  • Meet Valerie Jarrett daughter Laura’s computer scandal tinged father-in-law

    10/28/2013 11:49:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10-28-13 | Judi McLeod
    For the record: Valerie’ Jarrett’s daughter Laura’s father-in-law Canadian Liberal politician Bas Balkissoon is not (thank God!) Canada’s Prime Minister. Nor, as some news outlets are indicating, is he a MP. (Member of Parliament). Balkissoon—one of many Canadian Liberals with deep ties to the Obama administration—is a minor player MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament ) at Ontario’s Queen’s Park, irreverently known to the plebes as the ‘Pink Palace’. Before landing at the Pink Palace as a ready-made Liberal MPP, Balkissoon was a City of Toronto councillor involved in a computer leasing scandal. Wow, what a coincidence! Just as key Barack...
  • Feds suggest anti-Muslim speech can be punished

    06/01/2013 6:34:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 108 replies
    politico.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | Byron Tau
    Feds suggest anti-Muslim speech can be punished By BYRON TAU | 5/31/13 5:26 PM EDT A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is reportedly vowing to use federal civil rights statutes to clamp down on offensive and inflammatory speech about Islam. Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, was quoted by the Tullahoma News this week suggesting that some inflammatory material on Islam might run afoul of federal civil rights laws. "We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected," Killian told the newspaper. Killian, along...
  • Obama Campaign to Re-Launch as Tax Exempt Group [You Now Will Pay More for BO's Agenda]

    01/18/2013 3:52:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/18/13 | GLENN THRUSH, REID J. EPSTEIN and BYRON TAU
    President Barack Obama’s remaining campaign apparatus will relaunch Sunday as a tax-exempt group to support his second term agenda, a senior Democrat familiar with the plans confirms to POLITICO. The new organization will be separate from the Democratic National Committee, with Obama’s 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina serving as the national chair of the group. The effort will begin on Sunday, the day the president is formally sworn in to his second term, as Obama campaign staff and volunteers gather at the Washington Hilton for an event dubbed the Obama Legacy Conference. The formation of the group will make Messina...
  • U.S. economy grows 2.5% in third quarter

    10/27/2011 8:04:43 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 27 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.27.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    U.S. growth accelerated in the third quarter as consumers and businesses ramped up spending, a report that shows the economy remained resilient in the face of strong headwinds. Gross domestic product in the July-through-September period expanded at a 2.5% annual rate, the government said Thursday. That’s nearly double the 1.3% rate of growth in the second quarter and much faster than the first quarter’s tepid increase of 0.4%.
  • Why are taxpayers funding President Obama's Midwest bus tour? [ Obama just another looter ]

    08/15/2011 5:12:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | Aug 15 2011 | By Peter Grier, Staff writer
    Because, says the White House, Obama is doing his job as chief executive, engaging with the American people. Republicans call the tour a campaign trip, but is it politics or business as usual? President Obama this week is hopscotching through politically vital Midwest states on a big black bus and holding town hall meetings on the economy. To the White House, it is business as usual, the sort of national listening tour that sitting chief executives do all the time. But Republican leaders say it’s politics, and they say it’s something taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to fund.
  • Pentagon Considers Scrapping Traditional Military Pensions

    08/15/2011 4:20:01 PM PDT · by Newbomb Turk · 106 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | 8/15/2011 | Jim Crogan
    A Pentagon task force is proposing the largest overhaul of the military retirement system in 50 years that will do away with a traditional pension system, opting instead for a 401(k)-style contribution program
  • Gallup Daily - 39% Approval (Finally)

    08/14/2011 10:28:27 AM PDT · by tatown · 204 replies
    Gallup ^ | 8/14/2011 | Gallup
    39% Approve, 54% Disapprove
  • PBS Hosts Blast Obama on Poverty Tour (Smiley & West hit the road)

    08/13/2011 12:56:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8/12/11 | Stephanie Samuel
    PBS Hosts Blast Obama on Poverty TourBy Stephanie Samuel | Christian Post Reporter Fri, Aug. 12 2011 10:23 AM EDT PBS hosts Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, once strong supporters of Barack Obama, are traveling the country criticizing the president for failing to protect the poor during the debt talks. Noted African-American evangelical Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. agrees that the president has done little to help the poor, but says systemic changes, not more wasteful spending, are necessary to lift Americans out of poverty. Radio and television hosts Smiley and his PBS Princeton University co-host West, have taken to the...
  • What Happened to Obama? Absolutely Nothing.

    08/13/2011 11:55:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal Opinion ^ | August 13,2011 | NORMAN PODHORETZ
    To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberaldom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) "non-threatening," all of which gave him a fighting chance...
  • Obama Compares His 'Suffering' to Martin Luther King Jr.

    08/13/2011 11:29:02 AM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 41 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 8/13/11 | Brian Koenig
    While whining about his incessant criticism from conservatives and Tea Partiers at a fundraiser in Manhattan on Friday night, Obama played the MLK card. Indeed, he compared his suffering to Martin Luther King Jr.'s suffering. From Politcker: Standing in Weinstein’s basement, Obama said his troubles are like the ones facing Cuomo. “When I ran in 2008, I think that a lot of folks believed we elect Obama and suddenly we’re going to fix politics in Washington,” Obama said. “And Andrew is familiar with this, because everybody figures, well, we’re going to fix politics in Albany.” “And then it turns out...
  • Marine to receive Medal of Honor next month

    08/12/2011 7:47:41 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | August 12, 2011 10:22 p.m. EDT
    ... He will be honored during a White House ceremony September 15. Meyer will be the third living Medal of Honor recipient from service in the current war theaters. No longer on active duty, Meyer returned to Columbia, Kentucky. "The award honors the men who gave their lives that day, and the men who were in that fight," Meyer said, according to a Marine newsletter. "I didn't do anything more than any other Marine would. I was put in an extraordinary circumstance, and I just did my job." Meyer, who serves in the Inactive Ready Reserve of the U.S. Marine...
  • US lawmaker wants probe of Bin Laden film project

    08/10/2011 8:21:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies · 2+ views
    AFP ^ | Aug. 10, 2011
    A Republican lawmaker accused the Obama administration of jeopardizing national security by cooperating with a Hollywood film project on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Representative Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, demanded an inquiry after learning of the Pentagon's collaboration with Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow. "I write to express concern regarding ongoing leaks of classified information regarding sensitive military operations," King wrote in a letter to the inspectors general at the Pentagon and CIA.
  • Source: Democrats Murray, Baucus, Kerry on Super Committee

    08/09/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT · by clove · 155 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 9, 2011 | 5:28 p.m. | Susan Davis
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana, and John Kerry of Massachusetts to the new super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction by November 23, according to a senior Democratic aide familiar with Reid’s decision, which is expected to be made public as early as Wednesday. Additionally, Murray is expected to co-chair the committee, officially named the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, along with a still unnamed House Republican. A spokesman for Reid did not respond to a request for comment. Reid’s decision to...
  • S&P fallout: Fannie and Freddie downgraded

    08/08/2011 7:50:32 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 73 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 8-8-11 | Charles Riley
    Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's on Monday downgraded the debt of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The downgrades to AA+ are part of the continued fallout from the agency's decision to drop U.S. sovereign debt to AA+, an unprecedented move that rattled investors and sparked concern over the long-term impact of the action It was widely expected that S&P's downgrade of U.S. debt would roll downhill to other entities that are closely linked to the federal government.
  • Obama administration sues to block Alabama immigration law

    08/01/2011 2:43:53 PM PDT · by Doogle · 59 replies
    fox4kc ^ | 08/01/11 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday sued to block enforcement of Alabama's new immigration law, widely considered to be the toughest measure in the United States to try to crack down on illegal immigrants. The law, known as H.B. 56, was signed by Republican Governor Robert Bentley in June and is due to take effect on September 1. Civil rights groups brought a separate lawsuit challenging the law about a month ago.
  • House Won’t Provide 72 Hours to Review Budget Control Act (Heritage recalls Boehner's pledge)

    08/01/2011 7:46:13 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 120 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | August 1st | Rob Bluey
    Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) repeatedly criticized Democrats last year for voting on legislation that members didn’t have time to read. "Read the Bill" language was even included in the GOP's Pledge to America to ensure lawmakers would have adequate notice to review legislation. "Neither members of Congress or the public were given time to read the trillion-dollar stimulus before it passed. Nobody read the cap-and-trade bill. Nobody read the budget. And yet Democrats approved them anyway," Boehner said in a video last year. “Every major bill should be posted online and publicly available for at least 72 hours."
  • Obama, Congress reach a debt deal

    07/31/2011 5:58:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 151 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 31, 2011 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Racing the clock to avoid a government default, President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached historic agreement Sunday night on a compromise to permit vital U.S. borrowing by the Treasury in exchange for more than $2 trillion in long-term spending cuts.
  • Reid: Republicans Must Work With Democrats On The Only Option Left To Avert Default,Save Our Economy

    07/30/2011 2:23:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 66 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | July 30,2011 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
    Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the only viable debt ceiling compromise to avert a default. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:Republicans leaders in the House of Representatives wasted this week pursuing a right-wing proposal they knew from the start could not pass the Senate.From the very beginning the Speaker’s Band-Aid approach was fatally flawed – it would have put us back in this incredible position, fighting the clock to prevent financial collapse, in just a few weeks.It was a concession to Tea Party extremists, yet it...
  • Obama Admin. Mulling National Sales Tax: 'Value Added Tax' Has People Screaming To Heck With 'Vat'

    04/07/2010 3:11:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies · 4,886+ views
    WCBS-TV ^ | April 7, 2010 | Marcia Kramer
    A taxing development surfaced on Wednesday. White House economic advisor Paul Volcker is calling for a new national sales tax -- a value added tax or "vat" -- to help close the deficit. But as CBS 2 HD found out area residents are saying "vat chance." Talk about starting a tax revolt. Volcker's call for a new national sales tax -- on top of the state and local sales taxes we pay now -- got a loud Bronx cheer from just about everyone. "That's crazy. That really is crazy. Why would need any more taxes than we already have?" said...