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  • Fact Check: President Obama’s News Conference

    03/06/2012 1:57:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    abc ^ | 3/6/12 | Devin Dwyer @devindwyer Gregory J. Krieg @gregjkrieg Matt Negrin @MattNegrin Z. Byron Wolf @zbyro
    The ABC News politics and government teams offer a live fact check of President Obama’s first press conference of the year, which takes place, coincidentally, as Republicans in 10 states are voting for which candidate they want to challenge him in November. Fact Check 1 – Millionaires and billionaires pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries. Fact Check 2 – It’s not a matter of “if” Bashar Assad will fall in Syria, but “when.” Fact Check 3 – Iran is more isolated than ever. Fact Check 4 – Obama Jukes Fluke Question and is there a “war on women?”...
  • Gingrich: Obama's Secret Goal is $9 Gas

    03/05/2012 10:19:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/6/12 | staff
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed the Obama administration’s handling of rapidly escalating gas prices, saying that he believes the president’s ultimate goal may be to use $9 a gallon gas to revamp the economy along European lines “This president and his secretary of anti-energy, Dr. Chu, have as a goal getting us to pay European-level prices of $8 or $9. Dr. Chu was clear about that before he became secretary. He wants us to get to be a European-level price structure of $8 or $9 a gallon,” Gingrich told “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos. “He said this week, in...
  • Obama’s new slogan: ‘Greater together’

    02/23/2012 9:04:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has an emerging slogan — “greater together” — that he’s using to spur support among younger voters worried about jobs, education and debt. The collectivist slogan is appearing in more places, including fundraisers and in the title of the “Greater Together Student Summit Tour,” which is sending Obama’s deputies to colleges to galvanize students and youth. On Feb. 1, Obama used the slogan to spur support among young and old African-Americans, and especially African-American women. Less than half of younger African-American men are in the workforce, and the average wealth of African-American families was slashed by the...
  • Krauthammer On Obama's Algae Policy: "I Think He's On To Something"

    02/23/2012 6:00:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/23/12 | staff
    Charles Krauthammer responds to President Obama's suggestion that the U.S. turn to algae for energy production. After making his case, Krauthammer goes head-to-head with Washington Post columnist Charles Lane who defends Obama's energy policy. "I was impressed by the president's analysis of this situation where we have no control over the global price of oil," Charles Krauthammer said. "We're dependent on oil from unfriendlies. And he says, as we heard, drilling for oil to relieve our dependency is not a solution, it's not a plan. He said we have to go to clean energy. He talks about something really revolutionary...
  • President Obama’s CampaignReleases First-Ever‘Truth Team Tip Sheet’

    02/20/2012 11:29:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/20/12 | Tommy Christopher
    It’s not exactly Detective Comics #27, or a first printing of the Gutenberg Bible (who knew the Police Academy movies were so rich in religious subtext?), but Friday night saw the release of the inaugural Obama For America Truth Team Tip Sheet, a collection of political bullets for supporters to fire at the watercooler, and into the social media stratosphere. Now, I just need to figure out how to get an email into a durable, acid-free plastic sleeve. The “Truth Team,” rolled out earlier this week, is this year’s version of the President’s 2008 campaign “Fight the Smears” site,
  • Obama’s sneaky treaties

    02/08/2012 9:42:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/8/12 | Dick Morris
    President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are entering negotiations over — or seeking ratification of — five treaties that could radically limit our national sovereignty and the reach of our democratic institutions. Particularly scary is that the treaties, once signed and ratified, have the same status as constitutional law and cannot be altered or eclipsed by Congress or state legislatures. And their provisions must be enforced by U.S. courts. Those who wish to preserve our sovereignty and democratic control over our future must rally to block these treaties, either by pressing Obama and
  • Author: Obama’s Contraception Mandate Like Pre-Holocaust Germany (vid)

    02/07/2012 6:26:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/7/12 | msnbc
    On MSNBC’s Jansing and Co. author Eric Metaxas compared the Obama's administration's encroachment on religious freedoms to Nazi Germany. “I met the president. I gave him a copy of my book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which he said he’s going to read,” Metaxas said during the interview. “In that book, you read about what happened to an amazingly great country called Germany…” “In the beginning, it always starts really, really small. We need to understand as Americans — if we do not see this as a bright line in the sand — if you’re not a Catholic, if you use contraception...
  • The poor pay the price for Obama’s politics

    02/06/2012 9:26:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/6/12 | Michael Gerson
    Some issues fade; others fester. The Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate for religious charities, hospitals and universities is the festering kind. The initial reaction concerned the rights of institutions. Catholic organizations naturally resent being forced to buy health insurance that covers sterilization, contraceptives and drugs that can end a pregnancy soon after conception. The Obama administration seems to have calculated that, since contraceptives are popular and the Catholic Church is not, the outcry would be isolated. But religious liberty is also popular, given the Constitution and all that.
  • Michelle ‘Fancy Pants’

    02/03/2012 6:45:57 AM PST · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 2/2/2012 | Judi McLeod
    <p>First Lady Michelle Obama has her unwanted nose in the plates of American children. The British press has its nose in her lavish lingerie. Only satin and lace bloomers and such are good enough for Barry’s wife—$50,000 of it in just one shopping spree! It wouldn’t make much difference to loving parents that unschooled nutritionist Michelle gets to dictate what their little ones eat just because she wears satin bras from an overseas shop called ironically enough, Agent Provocateur.</p>
  • Obama’s $2 billion to Brazil ends up helping send oil to China

    01/27/2012 2:02:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/27/12 | Bruce McQuain
    Remember this? The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan. The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a “preliminary commitment” letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-I’m Bank says it has not decided...
  • Obama's State of the Union message to Israel

    01/25/2012 9:01:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/25/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    President Obama's State of the Union address was mostly about domestic issues, but there was a brief section about foreign policy, which Barry Rubin analyzes here. It included this brief section about Israel. “Our iron-clad commitment to Israel’s security has meant the closest military cooperation between our two countries in history.” This is a carefully constructed sentence which I find makes me even more suspicious about Obama’s commitment toward Israel. Why? Because it is true that the bilateral military cooperation is as good as it has ever been. But all other areas of relations are terrible. This sentence tells me...
  • FACT CHECK: Obama's 2012 State of the Union

    01/24/2012 7:50:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/24/12 | ap
    WASHINGTON – It was a wish list, not a to-do list. President Obama's array of plans in his State of the Union speech was light on a key piece of context -- namely, that his hands are so tied until after the election that it is doubtful many if any of them can be done in the remainder of his term. There can be little more than wishful thinking behind his call to end oil industry subsidies -- something he could not get through a Democratic Congress, much less today's divided Congress, much less in this election year. A look...
  • Obama’s boredom makes special appearance during jobs initiative meeting [VIDEO]

    01/24/2012 3:37:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama portrays himself as a hard worker who constantly rolls up his sleeves to help Americans amid the economic recession. But he’s spending more of his energy and time running for re-election than he’s devoting to the ordinary tasks of pushing back special interests that profitably clog government, curb personal freedom and constrict entrepreneurship. (RELATED: Full coverage of Barack Obama) Out on the stump, he’s animated, active and energetic. That’s where his extraordinary talents as a political campaigner show up on TV. It’s a different story inside Washington,
  • 71% of Obama’s 2012 Bundlers Have Visited the White House, 19% Received Jobs

    01/20/2012 1:02:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 1/20/12 | John
    The Center for Public Integrity released a new report on Obama’s 2012 bundlers yesterday: Dozens of Obama’s elite donors — many of them wealthy business figures — have been appointed to advisory panels and commissions that can play a role in setting government policy. Others have been invited to a range of exclusive White House briefings, holiday parties and splashy social events. And some have snagged lucrative government contracts that benefit their business interests or investment portfolios, a Center for Public Integrity investigation has found. Here’s the breakdown: At least 68 of 350 Obama bundlers for the 2012 election or...
  • Obama's 2012 ad: Solyndra isn't Bain Capital

    01/19/2012 3:46:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/19/12 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN and GLENN THRUSH |
    President Barack Obama’s first paid TV ad of the 2012 campaign had one basic purpose, Democrats say: to ensure that Solyndra doesn’t become the Bain of the president’s existence. Typically, the kickoff ad in a presidential reelection campaign has a gauzy, upbeat, “Morning in America” vibe. Not this one — it was a pointed response to a $6 million ad campaign, paid for by the Koch brothers-linked nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity, which hits Obama on the semi-scandal surrounding the now-defunct, government-subsidized maker of solar power components. It’s clear Obama’s campaign staff in Chicago sees the Solyndra attacks as a...
  • Details of Obama’s Letter to Iran Released: Obama Says “US Will Not Take Hostile Action Against

    01/19/2012 3:26:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/19/12 | Jim Hoft
    Iranian regime supporters carried pictures of Barack Obama and shouted “Death to America” at the funeral procession of assassinated nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan last week. The Iranian regime released details of Barack Obama’s letter to the Islamic state. Obama told the regime that the US will not take hostile against against Iran. Iranian Mehr News reported: A number of Iranian officials have released the details of the letter that U.S. President Barack Obama recently sent to Tehran. The New York Times, citing U.S. government officials, wrote on January 12 that the Obama administration had sent a message to Supreme...
  • Jarrett Reportedly Receives Secret Service Protection

    01/18/2012 6:10:14 PM PST · by STARWISE · 67 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1-17-12 | Dan Weil
    Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett seems to have Secret Service protection, Keith Koffler writes on his blog “White House Dossier.” It’s the first time the veteran White House correspondent has heard of someone at that level receiving the expensive assistance of Secret Service agents. A local report said at least two agents were with Jarrett during her appearance at an Atlanta church Sunday ahead of Martin Luther King Day. She used the speech to attack Republicans.
  • Obama's bogus Keystone talking points

    01/18/2012 1:13:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/18/12 | Conn Carroll
    President Obama is expected to announce he is killing the Keystone XL pipeline project later today and will audaciously blame Republicans for forcing him to do it. Here is how White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer messaged on the decision last December: "The House bill simply shortens the review process in a way that virtually guarantees that the pipeline will NOT be approved." Obama is also expected to say today that TransCanada is free to reapply for the permit after it develops an alternate route through the sensitive Nebraska’s Ogallala Aquifer habitat. Both these talking points are completely bogus. The...
  • New Hampshire lawmakers question Obama’s citizenship

    01/09/2012 6:12:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 127 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/9/12 | Dave Boyer
    CONCORD, N.H. | President Obama is on the Democratic ballot for New Hampshire’s primary on Tuesday, despite the efforts of some Republican state legislators who argue the president doesn’t qualify as a “natural-born citizen.” “I don’t know where he was born, and I really don’t care,” said state Rep. Larry Rappaport of Colebrook, N.H., “but I think fraud is being perpetrated on the citizens of New Hampshire.” Mr. Rappaport and several GOP colleagues have been trying to get the New Hampshire secretary of state to remove Mr. Obama from the ballot. Their argument isn’t focused
  • Obama's Next Horror: Overtures to Egypt’s Jihadists Reverse Longtime U.S. Policy

    01/04/2012 10:21:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/4/12 | Pamela Geller
    Obama has recruited the annihilationist leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Sheik Qaradawi, to negotiate with the heinous Taliban. That's like FDR reaching out to Hitler. Today the NY Times is reporting that the Obama administration has begun to reverse decades of US policy as it "seeks to forge closer ties with an organization once viewed as irreconcilably opposed to United States interests." What US interests? Freedom and human rights. Individual rights, equal rights under the law, freedom to worship, freedom of speech, freedom from genocide, Jew-hatred, and misogyny ....... this is unbelievable. If given a second term, Obama...
  • Obama’s Peace Partners, the Taliban, Attack Bagram Air Base on New Year’s Eve

    01/01/2012 3:59:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/1/12 | Jim Hoft
    “Look, the Taliban, per se, is not our enemy.” - VP Joe Biden December 2011 Two weeks ago the White House told us that the Taliban was not our enemy. Iran Press TV reported that nine missiles were launched in the attack on Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. There were initial reports of several casualties. UPDATE: Press TV has more on the attack: The U.S. Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan came under 2 missile attacks on Saturday, as the American soldiers were celebrating the New Year’s Eve. Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they have fired 9...
  • Obama’s Surrender: FBI removes Mullah Omar’s name from list of most wanted terrorists

    12/27/2011 10:08:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Tammy Bruce ^ | 12/27/11 | Tammy
    This goes hand-in-hand with Biden’s comments last week that the Taliban aren’t our enemy “per se.” As I mentioned at the time, his remarks weren’t a “gaffe,” they were prepping the way for a complete surrender by our Golfer-in-Chief. Truly, there seems to be nothing Obama and his lackeys won’t do to damage this nation. Outrageous. The Unites States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has removed the name of Afghan Taliban supreme commander Mullah Muhammad Omar from its list of “most wanted terrorists”. Earlier, reports about the US establishing contacts with Omar had surfaced. The reports said that the US...
  • Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Three Years Under Obama (Video)

    12/26/2011 10:29:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/26/11 | Bill Whittle
    In his last Afterburner of 2011, Bill Whittle takes a look at the state of this country three years into Obama's rule and has amassed a list of breathtaking failures bound to stun and/or depress champions of smaller government. Solyndra, Fast & Furious, the Keystone Pipeline and the deficit are just a handful of the scandals that make Bill's blood boil. So what do we need to do in 2012 to counteract Obama's policies? Take a look.
  • Obama's job: Talk, talk, talk

    12/13/2011 10:11:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 12/13/11 | Editorial
    If you want to know why President Obama spends so much time talking instead of diligently working to turn the economy around, he gave the answer on Sunday night. In an eye-opening interview on “60 Minutes,” the President said the word “job” 12 times. Seven of them were in reference to his own job or that of his attorney general. Three of them came in this statement: “It is my job to put forward a vision of the country that benefits the vast majority of Americans. It is my job to make sure that my party is behind those
  • Obamas walk to church across from White House

    12/11/2011 9:26:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family are attending a worship service at a church just across the street from the White House where presidents frequently have visited. The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia made the short walk across Lafayette Park to St. John's Church.
  • Obama’s Executive Order 13575 Rural Council – Agenda 21 (video)

    11/29/2011 5:55:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies ^ | 11/29/11 | Fox
    Watch the video concerning an executive order that was passed quietly this summer that everyone should be aware of.
  • Obama’s growing disdain for American worker

    11/20/2011 7:47:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/11 | Joseph Curl
    They say that politics stops at the water’s edge, but apparently, that doesn’t apply to President Obama, as so many things apparently don’t. The president, jaunting around the world as America’s economy crumbles and Congress lumbers along, leaderless, dropped into a high school in Australia. Talking to the Aussie kids, he said America’s public school students have ''fallen behind'' them in math and science.(snip) While the Nobel Prize winner courts the world, looking for lost love, he holds a special disdain for the working American. Now, mind you, this from a guy who has never held down a real job:
  • Obama's Swing-State Cash Problem

    10/31/2011 6:11:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/31/2011 | Laura Colarusso
    If raising cash is the first presidential primary, the latest round of campaign filings contains early warning signs for Barack Obama in key states that were crucial to his election in 2008. Though he’s raised almost three times as much as Mitt Romney—the former governor of Massachusetts has brought in $32 million—the president is trailing his GOP rival in a handful of battleground states. In both Florida and Nevada, Romney nearly doubled the president’s haul, despite a crowded field of Republican candidates who are also vacuuming up donations. And Romney, of course, doesn’t enjoy the power of incumbency.
  • Obamas hand out Halloween treats at White House []

    10/31/2011 6:34:35 AM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies
    SignOnSanDiego ^ | Oct. 29, 2011 | JIM KUHNHENN
    Trick-or-treaters marched up the White House driveway on a wet, snowy Saturday, past the spider web-like gauze, the pumpkins and the costumed actors to the mansion's north portico where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama handed out treats, an annual tradition. "What's this? Look at this guy," the president said at the sight of one costumed child. "A headless man. Terrifying!" And yes, the sweets included signature boxes of White House M&Ms, signaling a temporary respite from the first lady's healthy eating campaign. Dried fruit and White House baked cookies rounded out the handouts. Earlier this week, in...
  • Las Vegas fumes over Obama's anti-tourism rant

    10/24/2011 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 24, 2011 | CRISTINA SILVA
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- President Barack Obama has a Sin City problem that won't go away. Obama is counting on Nevada's support for reelection next year. He easily won the Las Vegas Valley in 2008 and will probably win the largely Democratic, urban center again next year.
  • Obamas a smash at pumpkin patch

    10/19/2011 10:01:10 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies ^ | 19 Oct 2011 | Agence France-Presse
    Hampton, Virginia -- U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama went on a pumpkin-filled shopping spree Wednesday, squashing a haul of Halloween produce for the White House in the back of her husband's campaign bus. The Obamas stopped at a Farmers Market and pumpkin patch as part of a tour of key 2012 battleground Virginia, and inspected a hoard of gourds harvested for Halloween at the end of the month. The First Lady selected 10 pumpkins, including one handsome specimen estimated at 70 pounds (32 kilograms) and several white "full moon" pumpkins, which her husband paid for with a sheaf of 20...
  • Will Romney hire Obama’s climate-change guru Holdren?

    10/16/2011 10:46:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/16/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Conservatives know well that Mitt Romney has so far refused to back away from his contention that anthropogenic global warming is real, and yet the former Massachusetts governor continues to lead the Republican race for the presidential nomination. In seven debates, none of Romney’s competitors have challenged him on this position. This week, however, the blog Moonbattery found a very interesting memo from Romney’s office in 2005 announcing tough new regulations on emissions — and noting a partnership with a familiar conservative bête noire in this administration (via Sundries Shack): Governor Mitt Romney today announced that Massachusetts will take another...
  • First Target now Petco: Michelle Obama insists they are a normal family (title was shortened)

    10/12/2011 11:33:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    UK Daily News ^ | October 12, 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    First Lady Michelle Obama is just like ordinary mothers, really. Not only does she make impromptu, unstaged trips to Target to shop for grocery and cleaning products, but she even takes the White House dog to Petco. Why you may even see her ordering her morning cup of Joe in Starbucks.
  • Michelle Obama’s warningto gun owners

    10/11/2011 4:54:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/11 | Chris Cox
    Nearly three years into President Obama’s first term in office, Michelle Obama finally said something with which I can agree. At a recent fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign in Providence, Rhode Island, the first lady told her audience: “We stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because you know that in just 13 months, we’re going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come … let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices … let’s not forget the impact that their decisions will...
  • Leon Panetta Echos Obama's Anti-Israel Disinformation Campaign

    10/02/2011 8:35:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Yid with Lid ^ | 10/2/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    Not every anti-Israel step the Obama administration takes is reflected by policy. For every "start negotiations with the 1949 Armistice lines" there is disinformation, a falsification of history spewed out by the administration. The latest example of this falsification of history was presented tonight by new Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. On his way to meetings with Israeli and Egyptian officials, Panetta warned that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated in the Middle East, and said Israeli leaders must restart negotiations with the Palestinians and work to restore relations with Egypt and Turkey. In a blunt assessment made as he was traveling...
  • Obama's former campaign funders on Wall Street turn against him

    09/30/2011 12:08:41 AM PDT · by thecodont · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | September 30, 2011 | By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times
    Reporting from New York— The race is on to tap one of the most vital sources of campaign cash — Wall Street — and the early results are not looking good for President Obama. The president's campaign struggled this week to sell out a fundraising dinner Friday at Manhattan's gilded Four Seasons restaurant despite its being hosted by America's No. 1 capitalist, Warren Buffett, according to people close to the campaign who were not authorized to speak publicly. The dinner for 100 was also a relative bargain at $10,000 a plate; recent fundraisers in Hollywood and New York have gone...
  • Obama’s Labor Secretary To Headline AFL-CIO Union Organizing Summit Targeting Young Workers

    09/27/2011 8:53:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/27/11 | LaborUnionReport
    In yet another example the Obama Administration’s pandering to its union cronies while thumbing its nose at the other 88% of America that is union free, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will be headlining (at taxpayer expense) to an AFL-CIO “summit” later this week in Minneapolis. The subject of the conference? How to unionize young people (and others). Targeting younger workers has been part of the AFL-CIO’s strategy since Richard Trumka took over the reins of the AFL-CIO in 2009. Elizabeth Shuler, the AFL-CIO’s Secretary Treasurer, has been spearheading the effort and is hosting the “Next Up: Young Workers Summit” in...
  • Obama's strange sense of humor

    09/26/2011 7:58:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/26/11 | Ed Lasky
    Believe it or not, Barack Obama is cracking jokes about the horrific fires in Texas. I guesshe won't be using Bill Clinton's old line, "I feel your pain," when people complain about the terrible economy. How presidential, how empathetic: At a Silicon Valley fundraiser Sunday, the president took a jab at Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, saying that he's a "governor whose state is on fire, denying climate change." Aside from the fact that this is just a cheap political shot at the expense of Americans who are suffering, it is just not funny and weird.
  • Solyndra: Obama's Marble Boat

    09/24/2011 11:55:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/25/11 | Clarice Feldman
    The dowager empress of China, Cixi, famously took the admiralty funds intended for building up an Imperial Admiralty and used them to construct a boat carved of marble on the shore of Kumming Lake for her amusement and the pleasure of her royal entourage. The embezzlement was condoned by the controller of the Admiralty, despite the disadvantage to the nation, because he owed his position to Cixi. Solyndra is Obama's equivalent of the Marble Boat. It represents, we think, what may be the largest in a series of enormous federal expenditures to Obama's friends and supporters for their benefit and...
  • Obama's Chicago pals get rich off of his fraud-ridden weatherization programs

    09/21/2011 8:48:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/21/11 | Ed Lasky
    The rest of America is just beginning to learn how Cook County politics works. Barack Obama learned his lessons well. He said as much when he let slip his real views: that politics is about "rewarding friends" and "punishing enemies." As president, Obama seems to be busy "rewarding" his home town pals at taxpayer expense. The giant slush fund known as the "stimulus" has been a rich source of payoffs that extend far beyond mega donors such as George Kaiser and his Solyndra investment. The stimulus fund has also been a honey pot to send money to personal pals of...
  • Which word was missing from Obama’s speech last night?

    09/09/2011 8:53:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/9/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama’s supporters praised him for having it in his joint-session speech last night on job creation. A national economy needs plenty of it in order to expand. Consumers consider it one of the most pressing economic issues they face. Yet Obama’s speech was curiously absent of any mention of one word … energy. That’s right; you could look it up. There wasn’t one single mention in a speech about jobs and economic stimulation that addressed the need for the energy necessary to support it. Never mind that part of the problem in the economy comes from a blunted demand...
  • Obama's Uncle is quietly released from jail and no one is keeping track of him

    09/09/2011 8:19:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/9/11 | Ed Lasky
    Here we go again. Anyone surprised? The Boston Globe's Maria Sacchetti reports: Officials released President Obama's uncle from Plymouth County jail yesterday after holding him for more than two weeks on an immigration detainer for violating an order to return to his native Kenya in 1992. US officials refused to disclose any other information about Onyango Obama, who remained in the United States undetected until Framingham police arrested him Aug. 24 on drunken driving and other charges.
  • Obama’s Jobs Speech: The Audacity of Weakness

    09/05/2011 11:48:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9/5/11 | Michael Barone
    I can’t remember a more stunning rebuke of a president by a congressional leader than House speaker John Boehner’s refusal to agree to Pres. Barack Obama’s demand — er, request — that he summon a joint session of Congress to hear the president’s latest speech on the economy at 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 7. Obama’s request was regarded as a clever move by some wiseguys in the Left blogosphere, because that was the exact time of a long-scheduled Republican presidential candidates’ debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Take that, you guys!
  • Press Forgets Obama’s Anti-Intellectual 2008 Campaign

    08/31/2011 2:14:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 8/31/11 | Seth Mandel
    Some of the reaction to Politico’s tireless quest to find out if Democrats think Rick Perry is “dumb” centered on the fact that reporters conveniently have yet to produce President Obama’s school records. That’s true–and a point worth making. But David Harsanyi has an excellent article on the other double standard in the Politico piece.
  • Obama’s Illegal Uncle Onyango Worked at Liquor Store – Sold Booze to Kids

    08/30/2011 11:46:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/30/11 | Jim Hoft
    Obama illegal alien Uncle Onyango Obama was arrested for driving drunk. He is currently being held by ICE. Onyango told police he planned to arrange bail through the White House. Barack Obama’s illegal alien Uncle Onyango worked at Conti Liquor Store in Framington, MA. Obama’s Uncle Onyango was in trouble last year after he sold booze to a minor. The Taunton Gazette reported: The half-uncle of President Barack Obama arrested last week for drunken driving was a great employee but never mentioned his relationship to the President, the owner of the liquor store he worked at said. Onyango Obama, 67,...
  • Obama’s HUD Violated ACORN Funding Ban

    08/30/2011 11:16:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/30/11 | Tom Fitton
    Time after time, we have found that this administration cares not one whit about following basic laws. What does it mean for Congress to pass and the president to sign a law banning a corrupt organization and its affiliates from receiving federal funds? Apparently the Obama administration could care less. As you will recall, the Obama Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a grant of $79,819 to ACORN spin-off Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA), despite the fact that Barack Obama signed the ACORN funding ban in October 2009. (And despite the fact that the organization was nailed...
  • President Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation

    08/28/2011 11:17:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/29/11 | Steven Ertelt
    Updated August 28, 2011 Washington, DC ( — The following is a compilation of bill signings, speeches, appointments and other actions that President Barack Obama has engaged in that have promoted abortion before and during his presidency. While Obama has promised to reduce abortions and some of his supporters believe that will happen, this long list proves his only agenda is promoting more abortions. During the presidential election, Obama selected pro-abortion Sen. Joe Biden as his vice-presidential running mate. Post-Election / Pre-Inauguration November 5, 2008 – Obama selects pro-abortion Rep. Rahm Emanuel as his White House Chief of Staff. Emanuel...
  • Obama's Latest Stimulus: Handing Out Jobless Benefits To Striking Workers

    08/25/2011 9:09:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/25/11 | Tyler Durden
    One of the oddities that seemed out of whack in this morning's weekly Unemployment Claims update was the explanation for the spike in this week's receipents of government generosity: apparently it had to do with the BLS handing out weekly benefits checks to striking Verizon workers. We will repeat the key word from that sentence because it bears repeating: "striking." Now, we may be wrong here, but if one is striking, one is not u-n-e-m-p-l-o-y-e-d, and hence the US government should probably not be using taxpayer money to double pay such individuals who have singlehandedly decided to forgo pay in...
  • On Obama's orders, White House chef to prepare pork chops

    08/24/2011 9:02:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/24/11 | David Paulin
    President Obama is no doubt enjoying lots of delicious sea food in Martha's Vineyard -- lobster, scallops, that sort of thing. But when he's back in Washington, he'll be chowing down a favorite new meal prepared by the White House chef: gourmet-style Iowa pork chops! Specifically: "cinnamon brined grilled Iowa pork chops." (Snip) He loved the meaty chops so much that his staff requested the recipe from the hotel's chief, so that the chops could be added to the official West Wing menu.
  • WaPo Exposes Obama'sAmnesty As Deeply Political

    08/22/2011 9:30:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/22/11 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post barely covered the Obama administration’s declaration to go all soft on deportations on Friday. They ran a 320-word Reuters dispatch on A-5 with zero opponents in it, and no suggestion this new policy was a bald-faced political move for Obama to improve his sinking approval ratings among Hispanics. But in a front-page story Monday, Post reporter Peter Wallsten calmly explained that this is exactly what it was: “While most of Washington was embroiled in the debt-ceiling drama last month, about 160 Hispanic leaders from across the country filed into the White House one day, largely unnoticed.