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  • Veto Threat: Administration Wants to Hike Healthcare Fees for Military

    06/30/2012 4:18:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    The audacity of the Obama administration never ceases to amaze. On Friday, they threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill because it, in part, does not include hikes in healthcare fees for members of the military. The House bill  passed 299-120 in May. The official policy statement offers this objection: TRICARE Fees and Co-Payments.  The Administration is disappointed that the Congress did not incorporate the requested TRICARE fee initiatives into either the appropriation or authorization legislation.  The Administration asks the House to reconsider the TRICARE fee proposals, which are essential for DOD to successfully address rising personnel costs.  The $1.8...
  • Obama Goes "Soviet" on Arizona

    06/26/2012 11:57:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So the regime is using the Department of Homeland Security to punish Obama's enemies. I saw a great phrase at a blog post on PJ Media: Obama went "Soviet" on Arizona. Let me read to you from that post. "This is a political maneuver designed to punish Arizona, which" had the audacity... I mean, what is this really all about? Obama is not enforcing immigration law. Arizona is falling apart. A responsible governor says, "All right, well, we're going to write some laws to give us the ability to enforce the border ourselves." And you don't do...
  • From a Glorious Burden to an Annual Burden, Obama has Ruined His Presidency

    06/25/2012 4:12:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2012 | John Ransom
    The White House is trying to recast president Obamas image- again. This time he's an eager reformer just trying to do away with all the red tape getting in the way of the economy. Since the class warfare thing didnt work, the Sandra Fluke thing alienated the very voters- Catholics- who provided Obama his margin of victory in 2008 and Americans are becoming disenchanted with a president who, honest-to-goodness, thinks everything is fine- except that taxes are too low- why not try casting Obama in a part wholly and utterly unbelievable? Obama wants to be known as the president who...
  • Obama Energy Dept. awards $2 million grant to solar company linked with Van Jones

    06/15/2012 1:35:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/14/2012 | Hal Libby
    On Wednesday the Department of Energy began financing solar power installation research with a $2 million award to Solar Mosaic. The solar energy research company has former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones listed as an advisor. It also employed Rebuild the Dream, Jones firm, to do its public relations work. The DOEs grant money will be distributed to nine companies in four states. Solar Mosaic received the most money, four times the amount of most other grants. Jones resigned his post in the Obama administration three years ago amid controversy stemming from his past remarks. Before working in the...
  • New Book: Axelrod, Holder Close to Blows in West Wing

    06/03/2012 12:31:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/2/12 | Martin Gould
    Two of President Barack Obamas closest allies, former senior advisor David Axelrod and Attorney General Eric Holder came close to blows immediately after a Cabinet meeting, according to a new book to be released next week. Only the intervention of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett prevented the two men from throwing punches, Daniel Klaidman claims in the book, Kill or Capture. Politicos Mike Allen got an advance look at the book, which is due to hit stores on Tuesday, and revealed the altercation in the West Wing which started when Holder accused Axelrod of trying to place a political operative in...
  • Obama OKs Oil Exploration Along Atlantic Coast, But Not Drilling

    03/28/2012 3:23:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo! News ^ | March 8, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    The Obama administration today endorsed new oil and gas exploration along the Atlantic Coast, setting the stage for possible future drilling lease sales. The announcement by the Interior Department sets into motion what will be at least a five year environmental survey to determine whether and where oil production might occur. There are also no guarantees the administration will approve drilling permits at the end of the environmental review. "The president's actions have closed an entire new area to drilling on his watch and cheats Virginians out of thousands of jobs," said Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., who chairs the House...
  • HURT: Obamas flexibility to lie after election

    03/28/2012 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | Charles Hurt
    Turns out hes not Kenyan after all. Hes KGB. All this time, people were worried that President Obama was born in Africa and that his radical agenda had been crafted by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Saul Alinsky on the streets of Chicagos South Side. Now we know his real radical hidden agenda is in service of the Kremlin.
  • Barack's Missile Message to Vladimir

    03/28/2012 7:01:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | Austin Bay
    As President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ended a public conference in South Korea (a nation demonstrably threatened by North Korean ballistic missiles), a still-open microphone inadvertently recorded a stunning tete-a-tete. The brief but jaw-dropping act of personal diplomacy yoked U.S. and Russian arguments over missile defense systems, a serious international security issue of long-term geo-strategic consequence, to Obama's short-term domestic political plan to secure his own re-election come November. The whispered exchange: Obama: "On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it's important for him (Putin) to give me space." Medvedev:...
  • Barack Obamas grovelling before the Russians is an embarrassment

    03/28/2012 4:26:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nile Gardiner
    Ronald Reagan, together with Margaret Thatcher, stood up to Moscow, and brought the Soviet Empire to its knees. In contrast, Barack Obama has gone on his knees to grovel before the Russians. The exchange between President Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Seoul was a display of supplication before a major strategic adversary on an issue of great importance for US national security missile defence. -excerpt- Barack Obamas comments are disturbing on several levels. First, they display a willingness to placate Americas enemies, and cede ground over issues of national interest. Second, Obama is linking foreign policy...
  • Obama Administration Sends Shipload Of Arms to Anti-Israel Anti-American Egyptian Regime

    03/16/2012 12:14:33 PM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 16, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The US government is sending an arms shipment to Egypt a former US ally that just elected an anti-American Islamic regime into power. The Arab Times reported, via Lucianne: Amnesty International has called on the United States to clarify the final destination of an arms shipment it said was headed to Egypt, in a statement late on Thursday. The London-based rights group had earlier said the shipment may be abused by Egyptian security forces, which had fired at protesters in deadly protests in recent months. But the US Navy said the shipment would not be offloaded in Egypt without...
  • Egyptian Presidential Candidate...Calls for the Expulsion of US Ambassador...

    03/15/2012 1:15:14 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 3-11-12 | Al-Faraeen TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from a report about a demonstration against US Ambassador to Cairo Anne Patterson, which aired on Faraeen TV on March 11, 2012: Reporter: The determination of the Egyptian people erupted yesterday, in order to express their objection to the presence of the US ambassador on Egyptian soil, and to demand that she be expelled, and that the US diplomatic delegation be cut in half. 3,500-4,000 citizens from all walks of life gathered to demonstrate. [] The masses carried journalist Dr. Tawfiq Okasha on their shoulders, and lifted him onto the stage of this million-man demonstration. The masses...
  • Obama lobbying Dems over Keystone XL pipeline (Obama demands Senate Dems reject pipeline)

    03/08/2012 3:48:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/7/2012 | By MANU RAJU
    President Barack Obama is intervening in a Senate fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline and personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction, according to several sources familiar with the talks. The White House lobbying effort, including phone calls from the president to Democrats, signals that the vote could be close when it heads to the floor Thursday. The president is trying to defeat an amendment that would give election-year fodder to his Republican critics who have accused him of blocking a job-creating energy project at a time of high gas prices.
  • The Price of a Koran

    03/05/2012 4:14:12 AM PST · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | March 04, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    What does a Koran cost? You can get a full color one for the Kindle for only 99 cents, just don't expect it to feature any pictures of old Mo. If you want to go deluxe, you can get a hardcover edition that runs three different translations side by side for around 40 bucks. But if you want to be more practical about it, the price of a Koran is the lives of six American soldiers. That butcher's bill doesn't count the soldiers who burned the Korans, who despite following procedure will be penalized on orders of the White House...
  • Guantanamo prisoners get new, larger soccer field

    02/29/2012 3:54:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Updated: 2:41 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
    <p>Some prisoners at Guantanamo Bay will soon have a new, larger soccer field to help keep them occupied...</p> <p>The U.S. military has nearly completed a new recreation yard in Camp 6, the camp where more than 80 percent of the 171 prisoners are held. Besides a soccer field, it will have a walking trail and exercise equipment. Screened fences block the view of the nearby Caribbean Sea.</p>
  • President Obama To Ignore Georgia Subpoena And Head To Las Vegas Jan 26th.

    01/22/2012 8:28:39 PM PST · by Obama Exposer · 155 replies · 2+ views
    President Obama plans to head out on a 3 day trip arriving in Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon and staying overnight well into Thursday. That afternoon he will leave for Denver and then Detroit. The president plans to promote his State of the Union address. With this action, President Obama intends to ignore a legal judicial subpoena from the state of Georgia requesting him, by name, to appear in court January 26th 2012 at 9am in Judge Michael Malihi's courtroom. Barack Obama's attempt as a candidate to be on the state ballot in Georgia has been officially legally challenged by state...
  • 35 terror training camps now operating inside U.S.

    01/03/2012 3:11:31 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 51 replies · 1+ views
    WND.com ^ | A.D. 3 January 2012 | Editors
    WASHINGTON A radical jihadist group responsible for nearly 50 attacks on American soil is operating 35 terrorist training camps across the nation, but the U.S. government refuses to include the organization on the State Departments list of foreign terrorists.Jamaat ul-Fuqra, known in the U.S. as Muslims of America, has purchased or leased hundreds of acres of property from New York to California in which the leader, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, boasts of conducting the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare.
  • The Year We Lost Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and Most of the Middle East

    01/01/2012 4:28:48 AM PST · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Saturday, December 31, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    About the only people having a Happy New Year in the Muslim world aren't the Christians who are huddling and waiting out the storm, but the Islamists who use a different calendar but are having the best time of their lives since the last Caliphate. The news that the Obama Administration has brought in genocidal Muslim Brotherhood honcho Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to discuss terms of surrender for the transfer of Afghanistan to the Taliban caps a year in which the Brotherhood and the Salafists are looking up carve up Egypt, the Islamists won Tunisia's elections, Turkey's Islamist AKP Party purged the...
  • KUHNER: Obamas Watergate [Officials cover up culpability for gun smuggling and murder]

    12/16/2011 7:32:25 AM PST · by yoe · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 15, 2011 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    A year ago this week, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered. He died protecting his country from brutal Mexican gangsters. Two AK-47 assault rifles were found at his death site. We now know the horrifying truth: Agent Terry was killed by weapons that were part of an illegal Obama administration operation to smuggle arms to the dangerous drug cartels. He was a victim of his own government. This is not only a major scandal; it is a high crime that potentially reaches all the way to the White House, implicating senior officials. It is President Obamas Watergate. Operation...
  • Obama, Romney Change Tacks in Week of Political Risks

    12/12/2011 3:50:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2011 | Michael Barone
    It was a week of risk-taking in the 2012 presidential race. Barack Obama, his job approval languishing in the low 40s, delivered a much heralded speech in Osawatomie, Kan., framing the choice between the parties in class-warfare terms. That's a risky strategy. Democrats haven't won a presidential election on class warfare since 1948, when Obama's mother and Newt Gingrich were 5 years old. Al Gore, in a year when political scientists' formulas pegged him as an easy winner, ran on a "people versus the powerful" theme and managed to win only 48 percent of the popular vote and lost in...
  • Obama administration spent $200 million to elect radical Islamists in Egypt

    12/06/2011 9:19:18 AM PST · by Righting · 15 replies
    LibertyNewsOnline / NewsMax ^ | 12-06-2011 | Margaret Menge
    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SPENT $200 MILLION TO ELECT RADICAL ISLAMISTS IN EGYPT 12-06-2011 7:53 am - Margaret Menge - NewsMax.com The Obama administration spent some $200 million on democracy building in the lead-up to the elections this week in Egypt. But with 65 percent of the vote going to Islamist candidates, it doesnt appear the money
  • Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts

    11/30/2011 12:53:25 PM PST · by edcoil · 32 replies
    GAO report ^ | 11-30-2011 | edcoil
    The first ever GAO(Government Accountability Office) audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house bill(HR1207), so that a complete audit would not be carried out. Ben Bernanke(pictured to the right), Alan Greenspan, and various other bankers vehemently opposed the audit and lied to Congress about the effects an...
  • Illegal immigrants suspected in 30 border fires in Arizona

    11/23/2011 12:37:17 AM PST · by thecodont · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | November 22, 2011 | 1:29 pm | Los Angeles Times Staff
    People entering the U.S. illegally from Mexico are believed responsible for more than one-third of human-ignited wildfires in Arizona over a five-year period, according to a government report that could stoke congressional debate over illegal immigration. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the Government Accountability Office report supports remarks he made earlier this year after his state was hit hard by wildfires. At the time, McCain was accused of "scapegoating" immigrants. "I hope this report is a lesson to the activists and public officials that would prefer to engage in partisan character attacks rather than help focus the discussion on the...
  • White House urging Congress to act on deficit

    11/21/2011 2:34:31 PM PST · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    Google ^ | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama plans to make a statement to reporters Monday after the deficit-cutting supercommittee announced that it had failed to reach an agreement.
  • Obama Bad-mouths America Abroad Again

    11/20/2011 9:02:06 PM PST · by opentalk · 31 replies
    IBD ^ | November 18, 2011 | IBD
    Leadership: The president is at it again, bad-mouthing the U.S. abroad. Last week he told Australians that our kids are "behind" in education and that the solution is what else? more government spending. Let's unpack that.To start, normal presidents don't go around to other countries telling the locals that their country's schoolchildren are underachievers. Not Obama. "A lot of poor children don't get the support they need when they're very young," Obama told a roomful of inquiring students down under. "So by the time they get to grammar school, they're behind."From that, Australians can only take home the message that...
  • Who you calling lazy?

    11/17/2011 3:50:13 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11-17-11 | Andrea Tanteros
    It is arguably the job of any U.S. President to be our cheerleader-in-chief. Thats why President Obamas recent comments blasting the business community for being asleep at the switch have the rest of the country reeling. Weve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. Weve kind of taken for granted Well, people would want to come here and we arent out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America, he told the corporate chiefs who gathered at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. But with millions of Americans out of...
  • The Worst of All Possible Presidents

    11/05/2011 5:31:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2011 | John Ransom
    Lets just stick to skills. Lets not talk about how bad his policies are. Because I cant think of a person who is less suited and less interested in being president of the United States than Barack Obama is. Im reminded of this as I see Europe drift from debt to crisis to dissolution. Events in Greece over the past 24 hours have underscored the importance of implementing the plan, fully and as quickly as possible, said the US president according to Euronews.I didnt understand that there was a real plan for the Greek debt crisis. If there is one,...
  • Justice Dept. Proposes Lying, Hiding Existence Of Records Under New FOIA Rule

    10/28/2011 4:56:24 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2011 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Justice Dept. Proposes Lying, Hiding Existence Of Records Under New FOIA Rule By C.J. CiaramellaArchive | Email C.J. Ciaramella A classified folder rests President Barack Obama’s desk during a morning meeting in the Oval Office, June 8, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way or used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of the President, the...
  • DHS Job Fair for Illegals

    10/24/2011 10:55:08 AM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    America has a 9% unemployment rate, but the Department of Homeland Security, instead of hiring US citizens to assist in rounding up undocumented aliens and shipping them home, has chosen to authorize employing people who shouldn't be here in the first place. The Department of Homeland Security, headed up Janet Napolitano and in cooperation with the White House, has chosen to reward illegals with paychecks that could otherwise be going to Americans who are unemployed. According to Napolitano, DHS apparently sanctions and authorizes hiring foreigners who flout the law, citing "prosecutorial discretion" as the excuse.
  • State Dept Considering 5,662 'Diversity Visa' Applicants from Terror States

    10/12/2011 7:05:29 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-11-11 | Elizabeth Harrington
    As part of its 2012 Diversity Visa program, the U.S. State Department is considering 5,662 applicants from countries deemed State Sponsors of Terrorism Iran, Syria, Sudan and Cuba. In 2011, the State Department awarded 2,427 Diversity Visas to people from Iran, Syria and Sudan -- 1,842 for Iran; 553 for Sudan; and 32 for Syria.
  • Eric Holder & Operation Fast & Furious - A national travesty & crime against the Republic

    10/11/2011 1:19:54 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 94 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | October 11, 2011 | Jeff Head
    Operation Fast and Furious was a BATF led operation that sold guns to the drug lords in Mexico through intermediaries in a supposed attempt to track the guns and the channels feeding the drug lords. Trouble is, the program actually put over 2000 high powerewd rifles, including 50 caliber sniper rifles, into the hands of the Drug Lords and was not effectively tracking them. Over 1500 of them are still "missing." Ultimately, the Gun Stores involved and the agents themselves became whistleblowers because of their concerns that our own government was, in effect, arming the Mexican Drug Cartels. As a...
  • Obama raises, knocks down Palin quote

    09/21/2011 6:42:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | September 21, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    President Barack Obama borrowed a phrase from one of his harshest opponents last night, telling supporters at a New York fundraiser that all that hopey changey stuff from the 2008 campaign was real. The hopey changey term comes from a certain former Alaska governor and 2008-vintage Obama opponent. At a tea party convention in Nasvhille last year, Sarah Palin said she wanted to ask Obamas supporters: Hows that hopey changey thing working out for ya? Obamas belated response went like this, according to last nights pool report from the Gotham Theater: All that hopey changey stuff, as they say? That...
  • Attorney General in Mexico: 200 Murders Result of Operation Fast and Furious

    09/20/2011 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9//20/11 | Katie Pavlich
    In a conference call this morning with Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, reporters were told the Attorney General in Mexico has confirmed at least 200 murders south of the border happened as a result of Operation Fast and Furious. Eleven crimes in the United States have been linked to Operation Fast and Furious up to this point. Issa said he expects as the investigation in the operation continues, more crimes connected to Fast and Furious will come to light and be exposed. This is not surprising, considering out of 2500 weapons the Obama Justice Department allowed to...
  • So, a Grenade and Rocket Launcher Found Near Rio Grande

    09/15/2011 4:35:35 PM PDT · by Bob Mc D · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/15/2011 | Katie Pavlich
    U. S. Border Patrol agents seized six assault rifles, one rocket launcher, a grenade launcher, and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 explosives Tuesday near the Rio Grande. Agents patrolling the river near Fronton spotted a black bag in the brush. Inside, agents found the guns, rocket launcher, grenade launcher and explosives, along with a lower receiver for an assault rifle and 20 ammunition magazines. Too bad the Obama Administration can't blame law abiding gun shop owners in the United States for this one. Why? Because you cannot buy rocket and grenade launchers at their stores.
  • BREAKING: Third Fast & Furious gun at Terry murder scene covered up

    09/10/2011 1:57:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 September, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Fox News is reporting that a third gun apparently found at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was linked to Operation Fast and Furious, but its existence may have been deliberately concealed by the FBI to protect the identity of an informant who works inside a major Mexican cartel. That informant, according to the report by Fox reporter William Lajuenesse, provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry. This tends to support statements made by Kenneth Melson, former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to congressional investigators in a...
  • Nobody messes with the Packers - not even Obama

    09/08/2011 12:19:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 8, 2011 | Rick Moran
    The geniuses at the White House who scheduled Obama's speech on the same night that the Green Bay Packers were going to open their defense of the Super Bowl may just have cost the president the state of Wisconsin. At least one Badger State NBC affiliate appears to be thumbing their nose at the White House and pre-empting the president's jobs speech in favor of airing pre-game festivities. At least Packers fans have a reasonable perspective about what the president will say. They'd rather hear about how Aaron Rodgers will attack the Saints blitzing than listen to an increasingly irrelevant...
  • Heat-Seeking Missiles Are Missing From Libyan Arms Stockpile (Obama punked by his Al Qaeda buddies)

    09/08/2011 4:09:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/8/11 | ROD NORDLAND and C. J. CHIVERS
    The sign on the wall reads Schoolbook Printing and Storage Warehouse, but the fact that the double gates in the wall have been crudely ripped off suggests that something more interesting might be inside. It turns out that the only books to be found in any of the three large buildings in the walled compound are manuals how to fire rocket launchers and wire-guided missiles, among others. The buildings are actually disguised warehouses full of munitions mortar shells, artillery rounds, anti-tank missiles and more thousands of pieces of military ordnance that are completely unguarded more than two...
  • Exclusive Report: Documents indicate ATF, FBI allowed Indiana crime gun sales

    09/05/2011 9:07:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    Examiner.Com ^ | September 5, 2011 | David Codrea
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has acknowledged an Indiana dealer’s cooperation in conducting straw purchases at the direction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Exclusive documents obtained by Gun Rights Examiner show the dealer cooperated with ATF by selling guns to straw purchasers, and that bureau management later asserted these guns were being traced to crimes. From the confidential source providing the documents: The dealer…was sent a "demand letter," based on the number of traces to him, which was retracted after his attorney pointed out they resulted from his cooperation with ATF. (Strangely, he...
  • Fast and Furious Explodes: Brian Terry Cover-Up, White House Emails Revealed

    09/02/2011 2:49:09 PM PDT · by montag813 · 54 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-02-2011 | John Hill
    by John Hill Stand With ArizonaThe disastrous Obama Administration operation "Fast and Furious", which deliberately put guns in the hands of the Mexican cartel, exploded this week with new revelations of a cover-up, and emails which tie the scandal directly to the White House for the first time."Fast and Furious" was an attempt to intercept gun-trafficking that sent 2,000 guns to cartel operatives via straw buyers. Critics believe that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder saw the program as an opportunity to embarrass U.S.-based gun dealers, and help galvanize support for increased gun-control measures, while controlling where and how the guns...
  • Labor Secretary: U.S. to protect illegal workers

    08/31/2011 1:03:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Labor Secretary: U.S. to protect illegal workers 1 hr 42 mins ago At a Wednesday breakfast event, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis defended her agreements with Mexico and other countries to apply U.S. labor protections to illegal immigrants. I protect all workers here in this country, she told The Daily Caller at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor. I have a vested interest in protecting all workers that work here in the U.S. Period. Critics of illegal immigration say Solis deals and statements show that she doesnt value American workers more than foreign workers, and that shes undercutting U.S....
  • Obama DOJ Gave Cartel Enough Guns to Arm a Marine Regiment

    07/27/2011 5:47:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    “These guns went to ruthless criminals,” Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attaché to Mexico said in testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday regarding the scandal-plagued Operation Fast and Furious. “It’s alleged that over 2,000 guns were trafficked in this investigation. To put that in context, upon information and belief, the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment has approximately 2,500 rangers. That means that as a result of this investigation, the Sinaloa cartel may have received almost as many guns that are needed to arm the entire regiment. Out of these 2,000 weapons, 34 were .50-caliber sniper rifles. That is approximately the number of...
  • Lame Duck President - Sarah Palin

    07/22/2011 7:31:02 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 242 replies
    Now the President is outraged because the GOP House leadership called his bluff and ended discussions with him because they deemed him an obstruction to any real solution to the debt crisis. He has been deemed a lame duck president. And he is angry now because he is being treated as such. His foreign policy strategy has been described as leading from behind. Well, thats his domestic policy strategy as well. Why should he be surprised that hes been left behind in the negotiations when hes been leading from behind on this debt crisis? Thank you, GOP House leaders. Please...
  • Israel sees Libya as new source of arms for Gaza

    07/21/2011 7:42:33 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 7 replies
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Libya has become a new source of smuggled weaponry for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday. With eastern Libya largely held by rebels who rose up against Muammar Gaddafi in February, arms were being brought across the border, through neighboring Egypt, to the Islamist Hamas-ruled territory, Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said. "Weapons are available in Libya as a result of the unstable situation there, and Hamas has exploited it to buy weapons from Libyan smugglers," he told foreign journalists in a briefing, without elaborating on the kind of munitions involved.
  • Deputy Attorney General James Cole Involved in 'Fast & Furious' Whistleblower Cover-up?

    07/20/2011 4:23:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    whistleblower.org ^ | 19 July, 2011 | Bea Edwards
    Operation Fast and Furious (F&F) a program run by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that allowed thousands of lethal weapons to cross the Mexican border was apparently no secret among high-level political authorities at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Among those in the know? Newly-confirmed Deputy Attorney General James Cole. Information is now seeping out about the political whiplash that secured a confirmation vote for Cole in exchange for the DOJs release of documents to Congress. In a supremely ironic twist, the documents ransomed by Coles confirmation strongly suggest that Cole himself was...
  • Why Obamas stand on Libya is absurd

    06/26/2011 1:47:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 21, 2011 | JACOB SULLUM
    During the Bush administration, when the Justice Departments Office of Legal Counsel got into the habit of rationalizing whatever the president wanted to do, Indiana University law professor Dawn Johnsen dreamed of an OLC that was willing to say no to the president. It turns out we have such an OLC now. Unfortunately, as Barack Obamas defense of his unauthorized war in Libya shows, we do not have a president who is willing to take no for an answer. While running for president, Obama criticized George W. Bushs lawless unilateralism in areas such as torture, warrantless surveillance and detention of...
  • Obama's Gift to Samantha Powers

    06/18/2011 9:44:46 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 17 June 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    Over at the Lawfare blog, Jack Goldsmith has some thoughts on the Obama administrations war powers argument. Whatever you think of the War Powers Act, Goldsmiths second point is of particular interest: The Administration argues that its operation is legitimated and limited by the U.N. Security Council Resolution. It does not really explain why it thinks this. But in any event, the no danger to troops theory, combined with the heavy reliance on the Security Council Resolution, suggest that the Administration is creating a principle of unilateral presidential war power for U.N.-sponsored interventions from a distance. In practice, this principle...
  • Top Agency Officials Knew of Disputed Gun Program

    06/16/2011 5:13:53 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 58 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Published: June 15, 2011 | SEAN COLLINS WALSH
    WASHINGTON Knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious, a controversial border security strategy that allowed guns to be shipped illegally into Mexico in an effort to track them to drug cartels, went to the top of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, according to evidence released on Wednesday at a House Oversight Committee hearing. Witnesses at the House hearing included three relatives of a Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona and three A.T.F. agents, right. The operation, which began in 2009, came under fire after two guns linked to it were found at the scene of the killing of...
  • Nothing More Impeachable' Than War Without Authorization, Says Constitutional Scholar (w/Video)

    06/15/2011 4:03:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 15, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Video at link. (CNSNews.com) - Louis Fisher, a scholar in residence at the Constitution Project who served for 40 years as a constitutional law expert at the Library of Congress, says Americans and members of Congress should understand that President Barack Obama committed a very grave offense against the Constitution in taking military action in Libya without congressional authorization. I am not going to recommend that the House Judiciary Committee hold impeachment hearings, but I would like members of Congress and the public to say that nothing would be more impeachable than a President who takes the country to war...
  • War Powers Act Does Not Apply to Libya, Obama Argues (Obama claims he's above the law)

    06/15/2011 12:44:58 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 173 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/15/2011 | Charles Savage
    The White House is telling Congress that President Obama has the legal authority to continue American participation in the NATO-led air war in Libya, even though lawmakers have not authorized it. In a broader package of materials the Obama administration is sending to Congress on Wednesday defending its Libya policy, the White House, for the first time, offers lawmakers and the public an argument for why Mr. Obama has not been violating the War Powers Resolution since May 20. On that day, the Vietnam-era laws 60-day deadline for terminating unauthorized hostilities appeared to pass. But the White House argued that...
  • Egypt Debt Buoyed by Obama Guarantee for $1 Billion Eurobonds: Arab Credit [ W T F !!! ]

    06/14/2011 11:43:52 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 73 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 14 2011 | By Alaa Shahine and Ahmed A Namatall
    President Barack Obama's guarantee on $1 billion of Egyptian Eurobonds is poised to reduce the country's borrowing costs, helping the transition to democracy after six decades of autocratic rule. The support that Obama pledged last month may cut yields on the five-year debt by 200 basis points, or the equivalent of $100 million, according to the median estimate of five fund managers surveyed by Bloomberg. Yields on Egypt's one-year bills jumped to the highest level since November 2008 following the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February. The country last sold international debt in April 2010. "The American backing...
  • Broken Bible Belt: Homes In Ruins From Tornadoes Denied Aid By FEMA For Insufficient Damage

    06/13/2011 7:38:13 AM PDT · by TSgt · 137 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | June 13, 2011 at 9:33am | The Blaze
    Jefferson County resident Jonathan Stewart said he laughed in shock after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claimed the house his family lost in the deadly April 27 twister was not unsafe to live in. Displaced families in tornado-ravaged Alabama are outraged after being denied federal aide to rebuild their flattened homes due to insufficient damage. The devastating reality is the house is now a concrete slab surrounded by rubble. Mr Stewart told AL.com a FEMA inspector saw first-hand the Pleasant Grove residence he shared with his wife, Lisa, and their two children was ripped from the ground. Three...