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  • On service, Clinton separates Trump from past GOP presidents

    09/30/2016 12:49:58 PM PDT · by tekrat · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/2016 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton looked to separate Donald Trump from recent Republican presidents on Friday, laying out a plan to encourage national service while arguing that Trump would never address the subject. The rollout of Clinton's plan -- which includes tripling the size of AmeriCorps and founding a reserve corps of 5 million people to respond to natural disasters -- was meant to be a moment for Clinton to talk more about her policies and values than about her boisterous opponent. But as has been the case throughout 2016, Clinton's speech was a both a direct and implicit rebuke of Trump.
  • Obama blasts 'imaginary fiction' of taking away guns

    01/07/2016 7:02:41 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/7/2016
    President Barack Obama rejected the "imaginary fiction" that he wanted to take away the guns of law-abiding Americans during a town hall meeting on his gun policies aired on CNN Thursday night. "The way it is described, is that we are trying to take away everybody's guns," Obama said, charging that his opponents had twisted his plans on gun safety measures. "Our position is consistently mischaracterized," Obama said. "If you listen to the rhetoric, it is so over-the-top, it is so overheated."
  • Obama Lies About Intelligence Briefings in Speech to Nation

    12/07/2015 8:58:20 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Dec 2015 | by Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama tried to reassure the American people from the Oval Office on Sunday evening that he takes the threat of terrorism seriously: "For seven years, I've confronted this evolving threat each morning in my intelligence briefing." However, as the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) has shown, Obama skips more than half of his daily intelligence briefings. The data comes from the White House itself, which has admitted Obama's absence but has said he reads the material on his iPad.
  • Obama: ‘I Will Never Engage in a Politics in Which I’m Trying to Divide People’

    06/03/2015 10:51:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 6/3/2015 | Staff |
    President Barack Obama said during a town hall meeting at the White House on Tuesday that he would never engage in a politics that was aimed at dividing people along the lines of race, ethnicity, religion or gender.
  • OBAMA: My Highway Plan Is 'Not Crazy, It's Not Socialism, It's Not The Imperial Presidency'

    07/01/2014 12:55:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/01/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    A rather exasperated President Barack Obama pressed Congress to find a solution to the looming Highway Trust Fund crisis, arguing "it's not socialism" to want to build new highways and bridges in the country. "It's not crazy. It's not socialism. It's not the imperial presidency," Obama said Tuesday afternoon during a speech in front of the Georgetown waterfront with the Key Bridge in the background. "We're just building roads and bridges, like we have for the past 50 years." The Highway Trust Fund is a transportation and infrastructure fund financed by gasoline taxes. It is headed towards insolvency because the...
  • Obama: Despite "phony scandals," don't be "cynical"

    06/26/2014 6:50:40 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 26 , 2014 | Obama
    " they're fabricated issues , they're phony scandals ,it's not on the level..."
  • Eleanor Clift: Ambassador Stevens wasn't murdered in a terrorist attack (Watch Video)

    05/12/2014 6:46:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    On this week's McLaughlin Group, the Daily Beast's Eleanor Clift showed an ignorance of the facts about the Benghazi terrorist attack that should disqualify her from commenting on it. Get a load of this: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO ELEANOR CLIFT: I would like to point out Ambassador Stevens was not murdered. He died of smoke inhalation in the safe room in that CIA installation. SUSAN FERRECHIO: I don't think that's a fact, Eleanor. CLIFT: I think that is a fact. FERRECHIO: I've heard a drastically different story from people who are also in the know about that. So,...
  • White House Press Briefing (Live Thread)

    05/05/2014 9:41:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    The White House ^ | May 5, 2014
    Begins at 1:00 (oneish) I cannot stay but perhaps FReepers might be interested? Link is to WH stream.
  • Jay Carney: I Wish Republicans Would Stop Talking About Benghazi

    05/02/2014 7:59:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Jay Carney: I Wish Republicans Would Stop Talking About Benghazi by Charlie Spiering 2 May 2014, 7:21 AM PDT post a comment White House Press Secretary Jay Carney admitted on Thursday that he was tired of Republicans talking about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. "I wish that rather than spending so much of their time -- and we all have limited time -- Republicans in Congress on this and on repealing the Affordable Care Act, Republicans actually got about the business of helping the economy grow and helping it create jobs, and making the necessary investments for the economy to...
  • Obama Laughs About 'Crazy' Birth Certificate Questions

    04/11/2014 4:42:10 PM PDT · by don-o · 172 replies
    Businss Insider ^ | April 11, 2014 | Hunter Walker
    President Barack Obama reminisced about the conspiracy theories surrounding his birth certificate during a speech at the National Action Network convention in New York City Friday afternoon. Obama referenced the doubts about his citizenship that led him to release a copy of his birth certificate in 2011, while criticizing voter I.D. laws that require people to present documentation like passports and birth certificates to vote. "Just to be clear, I know where my birth certificate is," he added. Obama then began to laugh. "You remember that? That was crazy," said Obama. "Haven't thought about that in a while."
  • Joke’s on us: WH now says 7M never ‘target number’ for Obamacare

    12/31/2013 10:03:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/31/13 | David Sherfinski
    <p>White House health care adviser Phil Schiliro said Tuesday that a goal of seven million people signing up for health insurance by the end of March was “never our target number,” attempting to downplay a figure that has been circulated for months.</p>
  • WH: Obama's approval rating 'sky high' compared to Congress [Carney on the defensive]

    11/13/2013 3:05:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2013 | Justin Sink
    .... Today, for the first time it appears that 40 percent floor is cracking," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in a statement.President Obama's poll numbers were "sky high" compared to members of Congress, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday after polls showed that the president's approval rating hit record lows. Carney acknowledged that the president's poll numbers were low "for him," but credited the decline to a general frustration with the government. "There is no question that the dysfunction in Washington is taking a toll on everyone," he said. A Quinnipiac University...
  • Sebelius "Testifies" Before Senate Committee - NOT UNDER OATH!!!

    11/07/2013 8:16:02 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-7-2013 | MOTUS
    Wow!  Even our senate lapdogs are beginning to bare their teeth. OK, who brought the props? Kitty dropped by to chat about Obamacare and they immediately started bringing up embarrassing issues about like those “ginormous security holes” Navigators needed: Apply Today! and the “mini-ormously small number of people actually enrolling in Obamacare. Butt we’re counting every one of them! At least they weren’t talking about Big Guy’s “little white mis-misrememberings,” so I think we’re making progress. And did you see how smoothly Kitty denied knowing anything about the big old security black holes in Even though we now...
  • “What Difference Does It Make”? The Difference Between Truth and Lies

    11/04/2013 9:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 4, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Why do a vast majority of the American public continue to fall for the constant lies coming out of Washington?What is it that they just don’t see?Time and time again the rug is pulled out from under them and they still fall for the same old “bait and switch”.Politicians know it and now they have no qualms about continuing the lies even after we know they are lies! I remember a time when at least they tried to cover it up, (Richard Nixon), or they came clean after they were caught, (Bill Clinton).Today however, they fabricate a lie in order...
  • Obama's health promises backfire (WH aides w/o answers quote Obama who cites "one study")

    11/03/2013 1:22:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 2, 2013 | Brad Bumsted
    Obama's aides would not speak to the Trib with their names used for this story. The White House emailed transcripts of press conferences to defend the president's position, attributing the remarks to Obama: “The majority of people in the individual market today qualify for discounted or free health coverage when signing up for coverage through the Marketplace. One study found that 48 percent of people who buy insurance through the individual market will get a tax credit that averages at over $5,500. And 1 million in the individual market today will qualify for Medicaid in states that choose to expand...
  • House Judiciary panel launches official probe into whether Holder lied

    05/29/2013 10:00:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    House Judiciary panel launches official probe into whether Holder lied By Jonathan Easley - 05/29/13 11:02 AM ET The top two Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have initiated an investigation into whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Department’s (DOJ) surveillance of reporters. Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.), the chairman of the subcommittee on investigations, sent a letter to Holder on Wednesday detailing specific aspects of his testimony that they say conflicts with subsequent media reports about Holder’s involvement in the surveillance of James Rosen,...
  • Four Pinocchios for Obama on Benghazi terror claim

    05/14/2013 7:37:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Barack Obama tried to shrug off another of the burgeoning scandals in Washington during a joint press conference with UK PM David Cameron.  Allowing the US press just one question, Obama called on the AP’s Julie Pace, and probably regretted doing so almost immediately.  (It could have been worse; had it been later in the day, she probably would have asked him why he wanted to look at her phone records.) Pace managed to offer a multi-tiered question, one portion of which asked Obama why the post-Benghazi talking points got massaged so heavily as to remove any hint that...
  • Obama explains Russian 'flexibility' comments

    10/27/2012 8:56:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/27/12 | BYRON TAU
    SNIP "The discussion there very much just had to do with the fact that it's hard to negotiate additional treaties when i'm off campaigning and doing all kinds of stuff," Obama said.
  • Obama rebuts claims he’s lying about attack on US embassy in Libya

    10/26/2012 12:28:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 91 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Oct. 26, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully denied deliberately misleading Americans about the deadly attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, telling radio host Michael Smerconish, "I've always been straight with the American people." Speaking to Smerconish during a 15-minute Oval Office interview, Obama also declared he was "absolutely" prepared to kill those behind the assault but would prefer to capture them and "bring them to justice." Asked whether the Administration's shifting explanation for the September 11th strike reflected the intelligence he was receiving, Obama replied: "What's true is that the intelligence was coming in and evolving...
  • Cutter: Libya response has been a ‘very transparent process’

    10/22/2012 7:07:32 AM PDT · by Snuph · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    video at link... Deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter on Monday defended the administration’s response to last month’s attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, saying that the ongoing investigation had been a “very transparent process.” “The president has been clear it was a terrible tragedy that took place in Benghazi, we lost four American lives. He initiated an investigation to get to the bottom of it, of what happened and how we can keep our embassies safe all over the country,” said Cutter in an interview on NBC’s “Today.” “Every step of the way, information is learned, as intelligence...
  • Obama's Benghazi cover up getting him

    10/21/2012 3:43:12 AM PDT · by mgist · 32 replies
    Newsday ^ | 10-20-12 | William O' Reilly
    The Obama-Libya fiasco is mind-boggling, especially when you consider the people involved: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and David Axelrod are famously capable political players. They know better than almost anyone how important it is to get out ahead of a bad story. Secretary of State Clinton could write a textbook on it, and I mean that as a compliment. Yet here we are, more than a month after the sacking of a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, and the story is bigger than on the day it occurred. It just keeps growing. Psychologists can no doubt pinpoint the initial instinct to...
  • No, the CIA is not going to take the fall for Obama on Libya-gate

    10/19/2012 8:36:04 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 65 replies
    In a ritual as old as the existence of the modern intelligence community, leaks are beginning to spill out protecting the CIA from having to take the fall for Obama’s Libya cover-up.
  • Obama: ‘Every Life Has Value’

    10/15/2012 3:06:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 10/15/12 | Fred Lucas
    ( – President Barack Obama told a California crowd last week that migrant worker activist Cesar Chavez’s gift is a “reminder that we are all God’s children, that every life has value.” “It’s people,” Obama said. “More than higher wages or better working conditions, that was Cesar’s gift to us – a reminder that we are all God’s children, that every life has value, that, in the words of one of his heroes, Dr. King, ‘we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.’”
  • Biden: Planned Parenthood ‘Under Law Cannot Perform Any Abortion;’ Planned Parenthood: We did.....

    10/15/2012 10:10:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Biden: Planned Parenthood ‘Under Law Cannot Perform Any Abortion;’ Planned Parenthood: We Did 985,731 In 3 Years By Terence P. Jeffrey October 15, 2012 ( - Vice President Joe Biden said at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse on Friday that Planned Parenthood “under law cannot perform any abortion.” Planned Parenthood itself has published fact sheets indicating that it did 985,731 abortions in just the three years from 2008 through 2010. These included 324,008 abortion in 2008, 332,278 abortions in 2009, and 329,445 abortions in 2010. Biden made his remark in response to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney position that he would...
  • PolitiFact N.J.: Sen. Robert Menendez claims U.S. Senate has passed a budget in the last 3 years

    10/14/2012 3:38:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | October 14, 2012
    SNIP In a heated debate Wednesday on New Jersey 101.5-FM, Kyrillos and Menendez sparred over whether the U.S. Senate has passed a budget in the last three years. The two will face off in the Nov. 6 general election. Kyrillos, a state senator representing part of Monmouth County, said: "The Senate hasn’t passed a budget in three years. That’s just a fact, hasn’t done it." But Menendez said that's not true: "Secondly, there is a budget. It’s called the Budget Control Act and you should look it up. You’d understand then that your statement about not having a budget for...
  • Problems With the Truth: Confessions of a 22-Year Rick Santorum Observer

    04/05/2012 8:17:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 4, 2012 | Jerry Bowyer
    I’ve known Rick Santorum for 22 years, having first met him in 1990 before he’d won his first campaign for Congress. I interviewed him on WORD-FM, an evangelical Christian radio station where I was a frequent guest host (and eventually a full-time host) early in his campaign. If I was not the first media personality to interview Rick, I was one of the first. I had Rick as a guest at the request of my friend, Mark Rogers, who was running Rick’s campaign. Over the years I interviewed Rick at least a dozen times and debated him several times as...
  • KUHNER: Obama’s 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 Obama’s Watergate. Operation...
  • 'Underwear bomber' judge won't block genital photo or the word 'bomb'

    10/11/2011 1:29:04 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/11/2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    Detroit (CNN) -- The judge in the federal trial of alleged "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab refused Tuesday to prevent the prosecution from calling the device he allegedly carried a "bomb." U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds also refused to exclude a photo of AbdulMutallab's burned genitals from the evidence. Before the prosecution began its opening statement, defense standby counsel Anthony Chambers asked that the prosecutors not be allowed to use the words "explosive device" or "bomb" during the trial. It's up to the jury to decide whether the device AbdulMutallab was carrying was a bomb, Chambers argued. "I'm going to...
  • Professors offer more than $10,000 for proof that Bachmann’s story about HPV is true

    09/15/2011 1:35:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 226 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/15/2011 | Chris Moody
    Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's story about a woman who claimed that her daughter suffered "mental retardation" after receiving a vaccine against HPV could fetch the woman's family thousands of dollars. But the family can only collect if Bachmann or the unnamed woman can prove the story is true. Two bioethics professors have offered to pay more than $10,000 for medical records that prove the anecdote Bachmann told after Monday night's Republican presidential debate is true, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: Steven Miles, a U of M bioethics professor, said that he'll give $1,000 if the medical records of the woman...
  • Obama regulatory czar claims Bush was worse on rules

    06/28/2011 12:09:13 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 28 June 2011 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama's regulatory czar told a Capitol Hill gathering Tuesday that the administration has produced fewer burdensome rules for industry than did the administration of President George W. Bush. "There is no tsunami" of regulations, said Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, at a symposium on innovation on Capitol Hill, rejecting complaints from the business community and congressional Republicans that the administration's regulatory policies had harmed the economy and cost U.S. jobs. Industry leaders have complained about the growth of costly regulations under Mr. Obama. It was U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue who...
  • Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.

    05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins
    “As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.”
  • McCain: Disconnect between Washington D.C. and people (McCain claims he has never backed amnesty)

    06/03/2010 8:32:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 696+ views
    News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. ^ | 2010-06-03 | Nathan Bruttrell
    Sen. John McCain’s town hall meeting reflected his packed schedule during his visit Wednesday as he ran the gamut of his campaign. McCain, who visited Lake Havasu City for the second time in three months, spoke about several issues including immigration, health care, the economy and foreign affairs during a Town Hall meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Hampton Inn. McCain’s stop in Havasu followed Town Hall meetings in Clifton and Parker as well as appearances at the Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce, Fire Station No. 2 and the grand opening of his Mohave County Campaign Office in Havasu. McCain said...
  • I never tell a lie!

    03/25/2010 10:01:08 AM PDT · by pansgold · 9 replies · 408+ views
    Government Motors Corp of the US ^ | III / XXV / MMX | pansgold
    NOBODY KNOWS NOBODY--IN CHICAGO Rod Blagojevich is the former Illinois Governor who tried to sell Obama's seat in congress.  Obama was asked, by the press, if he had ever met Gov. Ron Blagojevich. Barack Obama answered: "I only saw Rod Blagojevich one time ... and that was in the stands and from a distance at a Chicago Bears Football Game."   Rod Blagojevich, Barack Obama and Richard Daley during a rally in Chicago , April 16, 2007.    (Photo Reuters)   To understand the next 4 years, you have to understand the “world according to Chicago .” While  Chicago is a city in  Illinois , it is almost a completely different country when...
  • USCCB Nixes Pelosi's Claim That Health Bill Doesn't Fund Abortion (Pelosi Lies, Babies Die)

    03/01/2010 4:21:08 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 88 replies · 1,360+ views
    CNS News ^ | March 01, 2010 | Edwin Mora
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insisted on Friday that the Senate health care bill does not allow tax-funding of abortion, and added that she had spoken with “Catholic bishops” about the issue. However, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told that anyone who had spoken to the bishops about the legislation should know that it does fund abortion and that the bishops oppose the bill. At a press conference on Friday, Pelosi was asked whether Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who opposes President Obama’s health proposal which uses the Senate bill as its foundation, was wrong in stating that the...
  • McCain: I was misled on bailout

    02/22/2010 7:25:11 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 220 replies · 6,450+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-02-22 | Dan Nowicki
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  • Ben Nelson dispels Offutt AFB closing rumor - audio

    12/17/2009 9:11:53 AM PST · by pitviper68 · 14 replies · 1,856+ views
    Ben Nelson says that he knows who started the rumor, and that it may be embarrassing if/when that info comes out. Says, no one threatened him or offered him ANYTHING for his vote. He's says the abortion issue is not the only thing stopping him from supporting the Senate bill.
  • Democratic Holdout Controls Fate of Senate Health Care Bill (Blue Dog or Yellow?)

    12/18/2009 2:09:44 PM PST · by Syncro · 21 replies · 1,285+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | December 18, 2009 | Trish Turner and AP
    Updated December 18, 2009Democratic Holdout Controls Fate of Senate Health Care Bill Saturday: Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska is a Democratic moderate who voted to begin debate on health care legislation. (AP Photo) As Democrats race against the clock to pass a sweeping health care bill before Christmas, Sen. Ben Nelson, the only known Democratic holdout, has positioned himself to play Santa or the Grinch.The Nebraska Democrat is pushing to include air-tight restrictions on abortion funding in the bill, but that's not all he wants.Because of the $465 billion in Medicare cuts included in the Senate bill, Nelson wants...
  • Nelson: 'I'm not on the bill'

    12/15/2009 1:46:57 PM PST · by moose2004 · 44 replies · 1,924+ views ^ | 12/15/09 | moose2004
    The White House meeting Tuesday between President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats has raised expectations that they have nailed down 60 votes for the health care bill. But as he prepared to leave for the White House with other senators, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) told POLITICO the deal wasn't done.
  • Sen. Ben Nelson: I will not vote to end the filibuster

    12/12/2009 9:33:20 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 52 replies · 2,107+ views
    Red State ^ | December 12, 2009 | Dan Perrin
    Everyone in the country closely following the ObamaCare saga have been waiting for Senator Nelson (D-NE) to give us a sense of where he is on the bill since his abortion restriction amendment failed last week. Yesterday, Senator Nelson — a long time pro-lifer — said: “I can’t support cloture [ending the filibuster] on the next round,” and that adds a second large monkey wrench in the Senate ObamaCare gears. Monkey-wrench number one is the public option. Monkey-wrench number two is Nelson’s statement above. Monkey-wrench number three is any number of things that could rise to the level of a...
  • Lieberman, Nelson: Public-option compromise still not good enough

    12/13/2009 12:07:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 518+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/09 | Eric Zimmermann
    Two key senators criticized the most recent healthcare compromise Sunday, saying the policies replacing the public option are still unacceptable. Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) both said a Medicare "buy-in" option for those aged 55-64 was a deal breaker.
  • Nelson Says Vote Not For Sale (at any price!)

    12/16/2009 9:51:41 PM PST · by malkee · 111 replies · 4,844+ views
    Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson, the key Democrat hold-out in pushing health care reform forward in Washington, adamantly says his vote is not for sale at any price. Answering Reporters questions Wednesday, the moderate Nebraska Democrat was asked about a blog that claimed the White House is threatening to close Offutt Air Force base in Bellevue if Nelson does not vote for the plan. Nelson called those reports false and says they're being spread by bloggers, talk show hosts and columnists with political agendas. Nelson maintains he is against federal funding for abortion being included in the bill and has reservations...
  • Candidate flip, president flop

    12/18/2009 10:51:31 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 3 replies · 565+ views ^ | Dec 18, 2009 | David Sirota
    Obama crushes a medication policy he'd vowed to endorse. Such bogus election-year promises undermine democracy. Every now and then, an insider inadvertently exposes the hideous rationalizations that run the American political grotesquerie. The best known of these statements are memorialized on TV as "gaffes." But the ones that never become famous tend to reveal the ugliest assumptions of all. Case in point is the comment the pharmaceutical industry recently let fly in the Washington Post. The newspaper this week examined how the Obama administration crushed legislation that would have allowed Americans to purchase lower-priced FDA-approved medicines from abroad -- legislation...
  • Sarah Palin Goes Rogue, Scribbles Out John McCain's Name on Blue Visor

    12/16/2009 4:07:32 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 65 replies · 3,083+ views ^ | December 16th, 2009 4:42 |
    Sarah Palin Goes Rogue, Scribbles Out John McCain's Name on Blue Visor - The Hollywood Gossip
  • Climategate: Settle down Sarah Palin. This changes nothing (Juvenile Joisey Jourbalism)

    12/13/2009 5:28:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 2,123+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | December 13, 2009 | The Editorial Board
    Give this much to Sarah Palin: She is so dependably wrong that she makes it easy to pick sides. After exposing President Obama’s plans to kill the elderly and disabled with his death panels, she has moved on to climate change, seizing on the recent scandal over stolen e-mails as evidence that global warming is a liberal myth. Let’s look at the record. A few weeks ago, a computer hacker stole documents and e-mails from a server at Britain’s Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. Some of the e-mails were between scientists at the center and a...
  • Journalist Bullied by UN Cops For Asking Climategate Question at Copenhagen Press Conference

    12/11/2009 3:53:54 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Big Government/The Lid ^ | 12/11/09 | The Lid
    Phelim McAleer is an investigative journalist who spends much of his time debunking the Global Warming hoax. It was McAleer who asked a question of Al Gore a few months ago that caused the former VP's head to start melting (video at end of this post). McAleer is also the director and producer of Not Evil Just Wrong documentary which looks at how environmental extremism is damaging the lives of the most economically vulnerable populations (see trailer below) Today the "Global Warming Mafia" gave new credence to the charges raised by Climategate, that there has been a concerted effort to...
  • Walter Williams: Cooling planet could cook zealots

    12/11/2009 4:57:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies · 1,702+ views
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | December 11, 2009 | Walter E. Williams
    Last year, my column "Global Warming Rope-A-Dope" (Dec. 24, 2008) started out: "Americans have been rope-a-doped into believing that global warming is going to destroy the planet. Scientists who have been skeptical about man-made global warming have been called traitors or handmaidens of big oil." New evidence proves that climatologists and environmental policy advocates have not only fed us lies, engaged in scientific and academic fraud but committed criminal acts as well. [snip] Last year's column closed with my speculation that if ever "the permafrost returns to northern U.S., as far south as New Jersey as it once did, it's...
  • Photos of U.S. soldiers in Iraq are "Proof of abuse" unlike others seen before

    11/30/2009 1:15:34 PM PST · by RGirard · 64 replies · 3,929+ views | Nov. 30, 2009 | Réne Girard
    War photos of U.S. soldiers in Iraq are circulating on the web unlike those you may have seen before. The undated pictures give "Proof of abuse by our troops." Unlike the pictures from Abu-Ghraib with grabbed the attention of the media, these are largely unpublicized due to their sensitive nature. The photos which show our soldiers actively engaged with Iraqi citizens are especially intriguing because they appear to clarify the nature of the relationships between our men and women in uniform and the Middle Eastern people who actually live in the areas occupied by our troops. These are photos you...
  • "You Lie!": Rep. Joe Wilson Shouts to Obama during Speech

    President Barack Obama’s address to Congress this evening was moving along fairly smoothly until he pledged that there was nothing in the legislation that would provide health care to the millions of illegal immigrants residing in the nation. A cry of “You lie!” was audible from the Republican side of the aisle. The Associated Press reports that the heckler was South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson. “It’s not true,” the president responded to the outburst, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, seated behind the president, offered her mother-of-five glare towards the Republican side of the chamber. First Lady Michelle Obama was...
  • Times Puts Pot Pies on Front Page, Pelosi On A20

    05/15/2009 6:10:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 2,725+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The sitting Speaker of the House of Representatives has accused the CIA of lying to Congress. She is ensnared in a web of conflicting accounts. Her very hold on power could be under a cloud. Meh. Guess we can find some room on A20. But pot pies need to be heated to 165 degrees to be safe? Hold the presses: put it on the front page! Such is the news judgment of the New York Times. The Morning Joe crowd had a field day with Gray Lady and Pelosi’s travails during the show’s opening half-hour today, Joe Scarborough having great...
  • Krauthammer: Pelosi Is Now At War With The CIA; I Suspect They Will Destroy Her (w/Video)

    05/14/2009 7:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies · 6,622+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 14, 2009 | Greg Hengler
    Krauthammer also provides some overwhelming factoids regarding Pelosi's charge that the CIA lied to her: "Her charge of the CIA lying to her is utterly implausible. Why would it lie to her and tell all the others the truth? It makes no sense at all; and it was refuted by the black and white Obama CIA memo –– not a memo out of the Prince of Darkness: Bush and Cheney; but Obama CIA –– would show that in the briefing in which she says none of this simulated drowning occurred, they had specifically told her about the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques...