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  • Camera Catches Joint Chiefs After Obama Mocks Them at SOTU… Their Reaction Is Going Viral

    01/14/2016 1:52:20 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 115 replies
    It’s little secret that America’s military strength hasn’t just waned under the Obama administration, but plummeted. Weapons systems have been neglected, troop strength has declined and the president has been using the armed forces as a social experiment. So, if someone were to tell you that America’s military were just as strong as ever, you would probably laugh. One group that wouldn’t, though, are the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When Obama mocked them over America’s military strength during last night’s speech, the men who lead our military said it all with their demeanor — stony-faced, unsmiling and not clapping.
  • this is why the joint chiefs showed utter contempt for obama at sotu address

    01/14/2016 5:13:57 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 1/14/2016 | Geoffrey Grider
    JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF ARE NOT CLEARLY DRINKING THE OBAMA KOOL-AID Over the past 7 years, our “not Muslim” president Barack Hussein Obama has systematically decimated all branches of the US military by purging out any and all leaders who did not want to go along with his vision of an LGBT-infused, pro-Muslim military. We have listed below a partial listing of the results of the purge. DEFINITION OF THE WORD CONTEMPT AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. THE FEELING OR ATTITUDE OF REGARDING SOMEONE OR SOMETHING AS INFERIOR, BASE, OR WORTHLESS; SCORN. 2. THE STATE OF BEING DESPISED OR...
  • Nikki Haley Melts Down: Declares Rubio Is for Amnesty at 3pm, Not for Amnesty at 7pm– On Same Day

    01/14/2016 2:29:12 PM PST · by detective · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In what may be one of the most bizarre political moments to spring out of Nikki Haleys widely-criticized State of the Union response, Haley declared that donor-class presidential favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) "believes in amnesty," before she flipped 180 degrees to adopt the Rubio campaign talking point that he is "not for amnesty." Haley- who informed reporters that she is in personal contact and even texts Sen. Rubio- said that the Republican presidential hopeful was "supportive" of her speech condemning GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and "appreciated" what she was doing. Haley's retraction of her damning statement about Rubio's support...
  • In the economy Obama says has recovered, actually just 7% of counties have

    01/13/2016 2:56:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    During his State of the Union address, the President said that the United States has “the strongest, most durable economy in the world.” It was a clear shot across the bow at those who might not be feeling the love at the moment and critics who don’t see things through rose colored glasses. So how is the recovery going? The unemployment rate as defined by the Department of Labor is certainly back down to a manageable number, but that doesn’t really speak to the factors which affect people in their day to day lives.The Wall Street Journal took at...
  • Obama vows to cure cancer ‘once and for all’

    01/12/2016 6:36:14 PM PST · by presidio9 · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    President Obama is pledging a "new national effort" to find a cure for cancer in his final State of the Union address on Tuesday. "For the loved ones we've all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all," Obama wrote in his joint address to Congress, according to remarks released by the White House. Obama said the efforts are inspired by — and will be led by — Vice President Biden, who has launched a high-profile push to end cancer after losing his oldest son last year. "Last...
  • Obama hopes to pave way for Clinton with farewell State of the Union

    01/12/2016 9:09:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/12/2106 | Stephen Collinson,
    But for all the promises of an engaged 2016, there's no getting around the fact that in just one year and eight days, Obama must cede the power to protect what he sees as his greatest achievements, including health care reform, staying out of Middle East quagmires and advancing social justice issues such as gay rights and economic prosperity. There is no doubt that Obama has an awful lot riding on Clinton capturing the White House -- although he has also met with her left-wing rival [fellow left winger], Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the White House said Monday. A Democratic...
  • The befuddled president without a clue

    01/15/2016 2:23:41 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 Jan, 2016 | Wesley Pruden
    Every president is entitled to the confidence of the nation that he means well. That includes Barack Obama, even when he retreats to his other home in a universe far, far away. He just doesn't understand what's going on here on Planet Earth, where the rest of us live. Meaning well is not enough. He seems to understand now, after it was explained to him at some length, that America is indeed the exceptional nation that Abraham Lincoln said it is, but not for the reasons Mr. Obama thinks. "The United States of America is the most powerful nation on...
  • ‘Amazing and embarrassing’: Obama SOTU gaffe almost goes entirely unnoticed

    01/14/2016 1:11:26 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/14/2016 | Russ Reid
    President Barack Obama's gaffe Tuesday night during his State of the Union address when referencing Russia has gone largely unnoticed by listeners and pundits alike. "Even as their economy contracts, Russia is pouring resources to prop up Ukraine's and Syria - states they see slipping away from their orbit," said Obama. There's a key discrepancy here: While Russia has been "pouring resources" into the conflict, it certainly has not been to "prop up" Ukrainian government, it has instead gone to those who seek to bring it down. Russia made headlines across the world starting in 2014 when Russian forces were...
  • 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.
  • Michelle Obama to Sit With Syrian Refugee at State of the Union

    01/11/2016 7:50:24 AM PST · by simpson96 · 72 replies
    Wekkly Standard ^ | 1/11/2016 | Daniel Halper
    The first lady of the United States will be sitting with a Syrian refugee at this week's State of the Union Address. The refugee's name is Refaai Hamo."Growing up in Syria, Refaai Hamo lived what seemed to be the kind of life associated with the American Dream - the son of a farmer and housewife, he worked construction at night to pay his way through college on his way to a PhD, married his college sweetheart and built a family together. This life and happiness changed forever when a Syrian government anti-personnel missile tore through the complex Refaai designed and...
  • Ginsburg: I Wasnt 100 Percent Sober For State Of The Union Address

    02/13/2015 7:13:07 AM PST · by Ray76 · 74 replies
    CBS DC ^ | Feb 13, 2015
    We now know why it appears that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to fall asleep during President Barack Obamas State of the Union address last month she was drinking beforehand.
  • The Morning After the State Before [turning the page]

    01/22/2015 2:35:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | January 21, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    <p>If they ever put a bullet in your brain I'll complain.</p> <p>Obama's strategy for the rest of the world is to "turn the page" on it. Libya, where he chose to go to war, is now a failed state. Syria, where he drew a red line, has some 200,000 dead. ISIS, which he dismissed as the junior varsity of jihad, controls half of Iraq and Syria and is executing US citizens live on camera and auctioning Japanese hostages for a fifth of a billion dollars. In West Africa, to whom his wife held up a pouty-faced cardboard hastag #BringBackOurGirls, the girls haven't been brought back and Boko Haram are setting up a local variant of an ISIS state. In Iran, where he claimed he'd halted their nuclear program, their stockpile of enriched uranium has increased since his so-called deal. Al-Qaeda, which he said for years was" on the run", has just pulled off a high-profile mass murder in Paris that struck at the heart of a core western value freedom of speech.</p>
  • Obamas Yalta Syndrome

    01/22/2015 3:49:36 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 18 replies
    Commentary ^ | 21 Jan 15 | Seth Mandel
    President Obama may have been hoping to get some momentum back last night with a stridently partisan campaign-style speech. But it appears the media are losing patience with this game, finally. Both NBC News and MSNBCs commentators were incredulous over Obamas interpretation of world affairs. And the New York Timess chief White House correspondent Peter Baker dropped a dreaded phrase into his analysis of Obamas conception of his foreign policy: What he did not mention was that.

    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, heres a look back at those not yet fulfilled
  • Not a Joke.. Obama to Be Interviewed by GloZell

    01/17/2015 8:48:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 16, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama is going to be interviewed by GloZell Green. GloZell made it big on YouTube with this video The Cinnamon Challenge by GloZell and her Big Behind Earrings (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Heres another video of GloZell in action. GloZell Diet Coke and Mentos Challenge(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Maybe hell do the cinnamon challenge? The Daily Mail reported: After his State Of The Union address on Tuesday, the POTUS has confirmed, he will sit down for interviews with three YouTube stars including GloZell. The Los Angeles-based vlogger, who characteristically wears green lipstick, starts each video with Hello this is GloZell! Is you ok? Is you?...
  • Obama's Sneak Peek at Guests for State of the Union

    01/17/2015 8:17:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 17, 2015
    President Barack Obama is giving a sneak peek at some of the people he's invited to this year's State of the Union address. Obama delivers the address on Tuesday. Typically, the White House invites people whose personal stories illustrate themes in the president's speech. They sit with the first lady.
  • Obama: Federal government not big enough; will increase budget by 7% next year

    01/16/2015 7:00:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama wants to toss the sequestration agreement he made with Republcians in 2011 and is proposing an increase of at least $68 billion in the FY 2016 budget. As imperfect as it is, sequestration has been partly successful in reigning in government spending. It could have worked better if Congress wasn't always carving out exemptions. But there's no doubt that there are tens of billions of dollars that would have been spent without it. With tax receipts at an all time high, rather than applying that money to reducing the deficit, the president - as every Democratic president...
  • Obama to Business: I Know How To Run Your Company Better Than You Do

    01/15/2015 2:00:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 77 replies ^ | January 15, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today that President Obama knows how to run small businesses better than small business owners. Asked what the White House message to small business owners who are concerned Obama's proposed new mandatory paid sick leave policy could hurt their bottom line, Earnest replied, "I think the president would have a different view which is to say that this is good business and I think there are any number of examples I can site for you where businesses have chosen to put in place these policies and it's served to reduce the turnover...
  • Shhh. The president is sleeping

    02/02/2014 7:37:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 31, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    President Barack Obama is out of gas. Pooped out. Gone fishing. Or rather, golfing. Hes just not that into it anymore. The republic is safe from any further vast left-wing legislative prescriptions for our ills. But Obamas increasing job fatigue is, paradoxically, cause for serious concern. While he sits back, aides in the White House and in the agencies are busy enacting a stealth agenda of rules and regulations. And on the world stage, Washingtons withdrawal threatens national security. The president on display at Tuesdays State of the Union is one who has shrunk from the pretension of becoming a...
  • Obamas power play (Deeper and broader than you think)

    01/31/2014 11:57:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 31, 2014 | Stephanie Simon
    In an FDA office building in suburban Maryland, the bureaucrats gather over coffee to draft rules meant to squeeze the trans fat out of snack foods. Four blocks from the White House, in an EPA conference room: more bureaucrats, more meetings, more drafting of rules, these aimed at forcing industrialists to spend billions cutting carbon to fend off global warming. Congress? Who needs Congress? Americans heard President Barack Obama declare this week that he intends to bypass the gridlocked Hill to get things done on his own. What they didnt hear: just how far hes actually pushing his executive authority....
  • Obamas Free-Trade Conundrum

    01/30/2014 1:12:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 29, 2014 | DAVID E. BONIOR
    WASHINGTON IN his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama focused on reversing the growth of economic inequality in the United States and restoring the American dream. At the same time, he also announced his support for fast track authority that would limit Congresss role in determining the content of trade agreements. The presidents call follows on legislation introduced earlier this month to grant him fast-track authority as a way of forcing Congress to speed up its consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation pact with Latin American and Asian nations. But Mr. Obamas desire for fast-track...
  • Response to the SOTU address: Efforts to cap CO2 emissions are adverse to human health and welfare

    02/02/2014 9:15:32 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    What's up with that? ^ | 1/30/2014 | Craig D. Idso, Ph.D
    In his State of the Union address, President Obama advocated an energy policy aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he claims are causing catastrophic changes to the earths climate and harming western communities. In his policy prescription, the president advocates a combination of increased regulation of the energy and transportation industries and more government spending on research designed to bring low-carbon-emitting sources of energy, i.e., so-called renewables, to market. He considers those actions to be the only viable options leading to a cleaner, safer planet. But the presidents concerns for the planet are based upon flawed and...
  • Obama Stumbles Over Latest Promise: If You Like Your Retirement

    02/02/2014 6:51:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | February 2, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Our imperially inclined President is already acting on the promise he made during his State of the Union to take unilateral action outside of the normal legislative process. And at the top of his non-legislative agenda is the reformation of American retirement. Utilizing his oratory prowess and an executive memorandum, the President is promising to give Americans a new way of saving for retirement Or something like that. Maybe oratory prowess was a bit of an overstatement. It turns out that his teleprompter was never taught about avoiding double negatives let alone triple and quadruple negatives: Obama: 'I'm Not...
  • Black activists unload! Obama more hurtful to the black race than helpful; Just quit! [VIDEO]

    01/31/2014 2:34:12 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 1/31/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    Black activists from Chicago perhaps the presidents most obvious supporters savaged President Obama after his State of the Union Tuesday, expressing abject frustration at an administration that doesnt care and aint never done anything for the community. Rebel Pundit interviewed the small group of black community organizers moments after the conclusion of the presidents address on Tuesday. The activists universally panned the speech, which one referred to as the same old, same old. A bunch of talk. A bunch of talk and rhetoric to give faith to a dying economy in America. A young woman claimed the State...
  • The Man Who Would Be King

    01/31/2014 1:02:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | January 31, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Other than his fundamental dishonesty about certain conditions in America, what he stands for, his record, his failure to accept responsibility for his actions, his demonization, his divisive rhetoric, his arrogant promise to double down on his unconstitutional unilateral executive actions, his calls for yet more government instead of less, his foreign policy distortions and his diminution of the presidential office, President Obama's State of the Union address was pretty good. President Obama remains on his high horse about minimum wage, but he conveniently ignores that only 1 percent of the people in the U.S. labor force earn minimum wage,...
  • The MyRA Propaganda Begins: "A Start To A Secure Retirement" Promises Treasury Secretary

    01/30/2014 1:59:09 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 53 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 01/30/2014 | Tyler Durden
    You didn't think the US could at first slowly, and then all of a sudden, expropriate retirement accounts and invest them in the "no risk, guaranteed return" MyRA Ponzi scheme introduced by Obama during the State of the Union address without lots of behavior-modifying indoctrination in the "friendly press" first now did you? Sure enough, here is the first major propaganda salvo, coming from none other than the US Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, which will be published tomorrow across the McClatchy media empire. * * * Just out from the US Treasury Department, "In an op-ed to be published in...
  • Huge See, I Told You So from 2008: Democrats Try To Take Your 401(k)

    01/30/2014 5:00:06 AM PST · by EBH · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/1/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, now, that's fascinating you mention that, because that's the next item up in my Stack of Stuff and I talked about this weeks ago, maybe even months ago when Tom "Dung Heap" Harken proposed this. Now, before you condition Alicia, let me refer to what she's talking about. It's Mark Hemingway in the Washington Examiner: " Will the government outlaw your 401(k) plan? It seems like an absurd possibility, yet earlier this month two Democratic senators, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., held a hearing on Capitol Hill exploring the possibility of doing exactly that....
  • Obama pitches retirement savings options at U.S. Steel's Irvin Plant

    01/30/2014 2:57:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mike Wereschagin
    ".......... After the tour and speech, he signed an executive order directing Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to establish the savings bonds. Named and modeled after existing Individual Retirement Accounts or IRAs, the bonds offer tax benefits that regular savings accounts do not, don't lose value and can be withdrawn tax-free any time. It's safe. These balances will never go down in value, Obama said. Lew, whose agency will set up the bonds, accompanied the president, whose directive is one in a series of executive orders Obama said he's using to circumvent a divided Congress that's on pace to be the...
  • This Made Me Jump Off the Couch

    01/29/2014 6:31:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | January 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is the one that almost made me come out of the couch. OBAMA: In the coming months, let's see where else we can make progress together. Let's make this a year of action! That's what most Americans want: For all of us, in this chamber, to focus on their lives, their hopes, their aspirations. What I believe unites the people of this nation -- regardless of race or region or party, young or old, rich or poor -- is the simple, profound belief in opportunity for all, the notion that if you work hard and take...
  • WATCH People React To Obamas SOTU Before It Happened!

    01/29/2014 3:51:49 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies ^ | january 29, 2014
    Obamas State of The Union speech had not yet taken place when Jimmy Kimmel Live asked these people what they thought of it, but that didnt stop them from weighing in.
  • State of the Union draws 33.3 million viewers, lowest since 2000

    01/29/2014 3:28:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/29/14 | Ryan Faughnder
    **SNIP** Total viewership for the address, which aired live from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. PST on 13 networks and tape delayed on Univision, was down slightly from last year's. The 2013 State of the Union was watched by about 33.5 million people. The speech was covered live by CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Azteca, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera America, Galavision and Mun2. Among cable outlets, the Fox News Channel beat its rivals, as usual, with 4.7 million viewers.
  • IRA Confiscation: It's Happening

    01/29/2014 1:04:11 PM PST · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1/29/14 | Simon Black
    I have an old acquaintance named Sam who has a hell of a deal for you. Sam is actually a pretty famous guy with a big reputation. Unfortunately he has been a bit down and out on his luck lately but hes trying to make a comeback. And Sam is prepared to float you a really great investment opportunity. Heres the deal hes offering: you give Sam your hard-earned retirement savings. Sam will invest your funds, and pay you a rate of return. Granted, the rate of return hes promising doesnt quite keep up with inflation. So you will be...
  • Meet myRA: Obama offers IRA plan details

    01/29/2014 12:46:58 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 141 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 29 Jan 2014 | Jennifer Liberto
    President Obama on Tuesday offered up a new kind of "starter" retirement accounts aimed at employees of companies that don't offer such plans. Obama is calling them the "MyRA" and said he would, by executive order, direct the Treasury Department to create them. Details were scarce Tuesday night, but employees will be able to contribute part of their wages to the savings accounts, which would be backed by the U.S. government.
  • Treasury to pick manager for Obama myRA retirement program

    01/29/2014 1:30:10 PM PST · by Jean S · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/29/14 | Patrick Temple-West and Ross Kerber
    WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new "myRA" retirement savings program will be run by a private-sector money management firm chosen by the U.S. Treasury Department from a field of up to 30 firms, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. In a competitive bidding process to begin in the next few weeks, the Treasury Department will select a firm with experience in handling Roth individual retirement accounts (IRAs), the official said on a conference call with reporters. The time frame was not clear, with the official saying only that selection would take place in months ahead. With millions of...
  • Former Bush Speechwriter: Obama Plagiarized Bushs 2007 SOTU Speech

    01/29/2014 10:08:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-29-14
    Following President Barack Obamas State of the Union address on Tuesday, former George W. Bush speechwriter Mark Thiessen told Fox News Channels The Kelly File host Megyn Kelly that Obamas speech plagiarized lines from Bushs 2007 speech, for which he said he was the lead speechwriter. It was eerily familiar, Thiessen said. There were lines like, Our job is to help Americans build a future of hope and opportunity. A future of hope and opportunity begins with a growing economy. A future of hope and opportunity requires our citizens have affordable and available health care. Extending opportunity and hope depends...
  • Palin: SOTU address alarming

    01/29/2014 10:03:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/29/14 | Tal Kopan
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said her impression of the State of the Union, gathered by listening on her truck radio and reading on her phone from kids ball games, is that the presidents hubris and naivete is alarming. Palin said she avoided watching the annual speech because its all been said before in a Facebook post Wednesday. If you skipped huddling around the TV last night for the State of the Union address because youve heard it all before, plus you were just busy with life, well so did I, Palin wrote. Putting the real world on hold
  • Governor Palins Response to the SOTU

    01/29/2014 9:39:56 AM PST · by palin45potus · 15 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 1-29-14 | Sarah Palin
    Governor Palin via Facebook: If you skipped huddling around the TV last night for the State of the Union address because youve heard it all before, plus you were just busy with life, well so did I. Putting the real world on hold to watch the fantasy declaration of utopias-on-its-way just isnt efficient. My truck radio was tuned in though. And driving kids to and from ball games with me negotiating control of the dial allowed me hear what Id forebodingly anticipated. Later, reading the Presidents remarks on my cell phone made sitting on sticky steel bleachers (that exacerbate parents...
  • The State of the Union: The Self-Congratulatory Blowout of the Governing Class

    01/28/2014 6:52:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | January 28, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Yes! The State of the Union Address feels like a national ritual that is stuck on autopilot, lumbering along year by indistinguishable year, immune to reform or adaptation or updating, usually instantly forgotten and increasingly irrelevant and yet unstoppable. Even the speech text is pretty much the same every year, regardless of the actual condition of the country. National Journals Matt Vasilogambros points out how often the opening statement must include the clich, the State of our Union is strong! (Its become a catch phrase. The audience expects it like the bar crowd shouting NORM! on Cheers, or Kramer exploding...
  • Obama flexes executive power [Obama de facto suspends Constitution]

    01/28/2014 6:45:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/28/2014 | Amie Parnes and Justin Sink
    President Obama on Tuesday unleashed a torrent of new executive actions, using his State of the Union addressto underline his willingness to govern without Congress.Obama promised a dozen actions in the next year including the creation of new starter savings accounts and a hike in the minimum wage for federal contractors intended to embolden Democrats ahead of this years midterm elections.The prime time speech from the podium of the House immediately drew Republican condemnation as an effort to create an imperial presidency, but was staunchly defended by Democrats as a legitimate and necessary use of executive authority in the...
  • WARNING: Tea Party Response by Sen Mike Lee to SOTU could cause conservative reawakening

    01/28/2014 4:56:07 PM PST · by Syncro · 52 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | January 24, 2014 | Donlyn Turnbull
    WARNING: Tea Party Response by Senator Mike Lee to State of the Union could cause conservative reawakening By Donlyn TurnbullTea Party Express enthusiastically announced Tuesday that Senator Mike Lee of Utah will be offering the 4th Annual Tea Party response to the President Obamas upcoming State of the Union address, immediately following the Republican response. Mike Lee, who was elected to the Senate during the Tea Party wave of success in 2010, has proven to be an effective leader within the Senate, offering tangible solutions in the face of Obamas empty rhetoric. As we enter into another significant election year,...
  • Bush speechwriter: Obama plagiarized GWBs 2007 SOTU

    01/29/2014 8:21:13 AM PST · by Theo · 49 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | January 29, 2014 | Howard Portnoy
    As dark clouds continue to gather over 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, all but the most diehard Obama worshipers grudgingly concede that his presidency has entered its lame duck phase. Some analysts have drawn comparisons between the second term of the current occupant of the White House and that of his immediate predecessor. Bruce Drake, writing at Pew Research Centers Fact Tank, notes: Barack Obama and George Bush have at least one thing in common when it comes to the second terms they won the first year of their encores have been downers when it came to their public images. Both...
  • Obama offers his policies as the cure for the Obama economy

    01/28/2014 7:39:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/28/2014 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is offering himself as the miracle cure for his own failed policies, even though his polls remain at dangerously low levels, the economy has stalled, and the publics 2008 hopes have changed into near-80 percent pessimism.Average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened.Upward mobility has stalled, he declared.The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by let alone get ahead. And too many still arent working at all. Our job is to reverse these trends, he declared.Lets make this a year...

    01/28/2014 5:57:48 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 66 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 28, 2014
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin exploded with fury on Tuesday as he spoke of the constitutional crisis in the United States and the impotent GOP establishment, which he says wont put up a real fight. He also suggested a way for House Republicans to get back in the game and reassert its authority. Mark Levin Explodes With Fury Over Impotent GOP Establishment Mark Levin. Photo Credit: I know its hard to believe weve come to this point, particularly when we have mainstream media commentators who act like this is no big deal in fact, think this is justified...
  • Obama Vows To Bypass Congress on Guns

    01/28/2014 7:06:19 PM PST · by kristinn · 50 replies
    The White House via Twitter ^ | Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | Barack Obama
    Obama on guns: "I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress" #ActForOurKids
  • Andrea Mitchell Claims Iran an 'American Ally' Before Bush Gave 'Axis of Evil' Speech

    01/28/2014 4:08:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | January 28, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    In a shocking declaration on her 1 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell asserted that one of America's fiercest enemies was actually a friend to the U.S. before George W. Bush came along: "Up until that moment, Iran was cooperating with the United States on the border of Afghanistan, it was post-9/11, Iran was more or less an American ally. By being included in the Axis of Evil, it turned the Iranian government in a completely different direction." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] The topic came up when The Washington Post's...
  • Live Thread: President Obama's State of the Union Address 9 p.m. EST

    01/28/2014 4:09:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 1,252 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    Tuesday night live on C-SPAN, President Obama outlines his agenda for the coming year when he delivers his fifth State of the Union Address before a Joint Session of Congress. Leading up to the President's speech, C-SPAN sets the scene from the White House and Capitol Hill with perspectives from Former Speechwriter to President Obama Jon Lovett, Senate Historian Don Ritchie, and Gallup Editor in Chief Frank Newport. Following the State of the Union, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivers the Republican response. McMorris Rodgers is in her fifth term representing Washingtons Fifth District. C-SPAN's live coverage...
  • State of the Union guests: Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson

    01/28/2014 11:55:48 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/28/14 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Rep. Vance McAllister is bringing Duck Dynasty reality TV star Willie Robertson as his guest to the State of the Union address, the Louisiana Republican announced Tuesday. Im happy to announce that my friend, constituent & small business owner @williebosshog will be attending tonights #SOTU as my guest. Vance McAllister (@RepMcAllister) January 28, 2014 During the closing days of McAllisters 2013 special election campaign, Robertson starred in a TV ad supporting the Louisiana Republican, who he called his good buddy. Robertsons name had been briefly mentioned as a potential candidate for the open seat when Rep. Rodney Alexander resigned in...
  • Common Core advocates beg Obama not to mention them in State of the Union address

    01/28/2014 8:53:30 AM PST · by don-o · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2014 | Sean Higgins
    Getting a plug in the annual State of the Union address is a big deal for lobbyists and activists in Washington. It is a clear public sign that the White House is backing their agenda. But one group would rather President Obama not mention them: advocates of the education reform called Common Core. Common Core is attempt to create a standard national curriculum for kindergarten through high school. It's an idea whose supporters and detractors cut across party and ideological lines. One of the supporters is Obama, who touted it in his two previous addresses. That appears to have done...
  • Pres. Obama headed to Milwaukee after State of Union address

    01/28/2014 6:33:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Fox6Now ^ | Jan 26, 2014 | Mike Lowe
    Pres. Obama headed to Milwaukee after State of Union address January 26, 2014, by Mike Lowe, Pres. Obama headed to Milwaukee after State of Union address MILWAUKEE (WITI) President Barack Obama is set to deliver his State of the Union address this week. According to the White House, the speech will be optimistic and focus on the middle class. After the speech, President Obama will take his message on the road to four places one of which is Milwaukee. This is not the first time President Obama has used his big speech to put the spotlight on Wisconsin....
  • Obamas Puzzle: Economy Rarely Better, Approval Rarely Worse (NY Times barf alert)

    01/27/2014 7:38:24 PM PST · by kristinn · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Monday, January 27, 2014 | Jackie Calmes
    President Obama will pronounce on the state of the union for the fifth time on Tuesday, and never during his time in office has the state of the economy been better yet rarely has he gotten such low marks from the public for his handling of it. Not only have economic indicators shown progress toward pre-recession health, but many forecasters are predicting what one called a breakout year for growth. A new study from a Federal Reserve economist even put a more benign spin on a negative trend, the shrinking labor force, by attributing the decline not to...