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  • NSA employees given (Thanksgiving) talking points for discussing agency with family

    12/02/2013 5:44:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12/02/13 | Spencer Ackerman
    **SNIP** ...the NSA evidently compiled a two-page document, dated November 22, giving instructions for discussing the highly secretive agency with “family and close friends”. Among the points officials are “authorized to share” this holiday season: “The NSA’s mission is of great value to the nation”; it performs its missions “exceptionally well”; and its employees are “loyal Americans with expert skills”. NSA officials did not respond to questions about the talking points, their preparation and their veracity. While most of the talking points simply provide that level of uncritical assurance, several pass along disputable or disputed claims – things that can...
  • Ace of Spades' Talking Points for Talking With Your Obnoxious Progressive Family Members About

    11/26/2013 9:50:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    ace of spades ^ | 11/26/13 | ace
    1. Hey remember when you said that Obamacare was going to work great, and then, when people asked you how it actually worked, you sort of implied they were stupid for not knowing, and yet you never provided any evidence that you had any idea of how it was supposed to work yourself? Yeah, you were wrong to do that. 2. Remember when you called me crazy for saying Obama wanted to "spread the wealth around," based on not a scrap of evidence except for Obama himself saying he wanted to spread the wealth around? Yeah, there's a NYT article...
  • CBS poll: Obama approval sinks nine points in a month to 37%

    11/20/2013 5:51:28 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Consider the lame-duck descent confirmed. A day after the Washington Post/ABC poll showed disapproval for Barack Obama and ObamaCare reaching new highs, the new CBS News poll shows his approval plummeting nine points in a month to 37%. Support for the Affordable Care Act managed to drop even faster:
  • Obama walks to sandwich shop to try to win points on budget

    10/04/2013 2:44:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/4/13 | Roberta Rampton - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took an unusual stroll to a sandwich shop down the street from the White House on Friday, a photo opportunity designed to show their solidarity for workers laid off due to a government shutdown. Obama also seized the opportunity to respond to an embarrassing quote from an unnamed White House official that Republicans have used to their advantage in the battle over who is to blame for hundreds of thousands of people going without pay checks.
  • Lewis Points Finger At ‘Rich White People’ For School Problems

    06/19/2013 10:18:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 6/19/13 | Nancy Harty
    A day before the first set of school closings was set to begin, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had some harsh words about how the Chicago Public Schools are funded and managed, blaming much of the district’s problems on racism. WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports, at a luncheon on education reform, Lewis told members of the City Club that Chicago is the most segregated city in America. WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports, at a luncheon on education reform, Lewis told members of the City Club that Chicago is the most segregated city in America.
  • Democratic Talking Points: IRS Targeting of Nearly 500 Conservative Groups Was Not Partisan

    06/04/2013 7:26:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/4/13 | Jim Hoft
    Here is a copy of the Democratic talking points at the House Ways and Means Committee hearing today in Washington DC. Democrats handed this out to the press before the hearing. Democrat Sander Levin, the ranking member on the committee, said the IRS targeting scandal is not a partisan scandal.
  • Feinstein: ´Talking points were wrong´

    05/12/2013 10:15:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/12/13 | Tarini Parti
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the talking points used on the Sunday news shows following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were wrong, adding that the administration should have been quicker in calling it a terrorist act. “I think the talking points were wrong,” the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on NBC´s “Meet the Press.” “I think the talking points should not be written by the intelligence community.” “Unfortunately," she added, "the word extremist was used which isn’t not as crystal clear as terrorist.”
  • The Benghazi talking points: What’s known and unknown

    05/07/2013 8:04:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/7/13 | Glenn Kessler
    “I wasn’t involved in the talking points process.... As I understand it, as I’ve been told, it was a typical interagency process where staff, including from the State Department, all participated, to try to come up with whatever was going to be made publicly available, and it was an intelligence product.” — Then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jan. 23, 2013 This column has been updated New information is raising questions about the development of the administration’s talking points on the deadly attack on the diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans, including the ambassador, dead. Readers may...
  • Details of Paul Ryan's plan (Bullet points needed)

    08/16/2012 10:47:14 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 5 replies
    N/A | 8/16/12 | Self
    Greetings FReepers. I am trying to get some bullet points for the libs in my life in order to convert their votes from the illegal Muslim occupier to RR this time around. I would like to find some bullet points and talking points in general around Ryan (specifically) and Romney (in general). Anything official that they have proposed in a great start. Thanks in advance!
  • Under Pressure: RNC Forces Jay Carney to Respond To His Blatant Use of False Talking Points

    05/30/2012 1:56:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/30/12 | goprapidresponse
    Jay Carney is forced to respond to RNC for using his false talking points on the country's debt (May 30, 2012).
  • Jon Stewart points finger at media

    10/30/2010 9:27:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 10/30/10 | JAMES HOHMANN & MARIN COGAN
    Jon Stewart has met the enemy, and it's the media. The Comedy Central comedian and "Daily Show" host walked a fine line between politics and humor Saturday as he gathered tens of thousands on the National Mall for his "Rally to Restore Sanity." Expectations for what Stewart had dubbed his "million moderate march" ranged from the hope of left-leaning groups that the rally would spark the youth vote ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections to the desire for many attendees to enjoy an afternoon of pointed satire inspired by Fox News' Glenn Beck's massive rally two months ago to "restore honor."...
  • CBS Points out Obama Flip Flop on Paying for Benefits

    07/23/2010 9:25:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    business and media ^ | 7/23/10 | Julia A. Seymour
    It is rare that the network news media expose President Barack Obama’s hypocrisy on any point, which is why Mark Knoller’s CBS story on July 22 was so enlightening. Covering Obama’s July 22 signing of a bill “restoring” jobless benefits to roughly 2.5 million Americans who have been unemployed for more than 26 weeks, Knoller wrote that Obama “changes tune on paying for unemployment benefits extension.” Many in the news media lauded this “relief” bill and vilified conservatives trying to block its passage. The GOP filibuster was based on the idea that the $34 billion should be paid for, rather...
  • Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal Loses Ground, Leads McMahon By Just Three Points

    05/19/2010 6:48:22 AM PDT · by AlanD · 13 replies · 496+ views
    Following a New York Times report that he exaggerated his military record, Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal has lost ground in match-ups against all his potential Republican challengers in Connecticut. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut finds Blumenthal with just a three-point advantage over Linda McMahon, 48% to 45%. Two weeks ago, he led the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment by 13 percentage points. The New York Times story broke late Monday; the survey was taken Tuesday evening.
  • Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal Loses Ground, Leads McMahon By Just Three Points

    05/19/2010 6:15:09 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 17 replies · 634+ views ^ | 5/19/10 | Rasmussen Reports
    Following a New York Times report that he exaggerated his military record, Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal has lost ground in match-ups against all his potential Republican challengers in Connecticut.
  • Gadhafi points finger at Israel over JFK assassination

    09/23/2009 6:25:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1,157+ views ^ | 9/23/09 | staff
    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi insinuated that Israel was behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Speaking Wednesday at the United Nations General Assembly, Gadhafi implied that Israel may have plotted to kill Kennedy in 1963 because he allegedly wanted to launch a probe into its clandestine nuclear program. “Jack Ruby, an Israeli, killed Lee Harvey Oswald,” the Libyan leader was quoted by the translator as saying. “Why did this Israeli kill Harvey? Ruby later died mysteriously. The whole world should know that Kennedy wanted to investigate the actions of the Israeli nuclear reactor in Dimona.”
  • Tea Party - Why are you here? Give me your bullet points.

    04/14/2009 9:42:12 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 32 replies · 1,115+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | Right Now | Me, Myself and I
    Tea Parties! All Across the land. Here's my question to the Freepers here who are going to or are supporting the Tea Parties: If a camera and reporter was thrust in your face, and they ask this question, "So, why are you here? what is this Tea Party about?" how would you answer? What would be your set of bullet points you want to tell the local leaders, the local populace and the world?!
  • Jihadi dispute points to deeper radicalism among youths

    03/26/2009 2:13:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 262+ views
    CNS monitor ^ | 3/26/09 | Caryle Murphy
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - In yet another fissure within radical Islamist networks, one of the world's most influential jihadi theologians is coming under fire from some former followers for allegedly moderating his views – a claim he denies. The attacks on Jordanian cleric Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, who was spiritual adviser for the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, are significant because of Mr. Maqdisi's longtime stature as a revered spiritual mentor who legitimizes violence with his religious interpretations of Islamic sacred texts.
  • STEREO: Into the Lagrangian Points

    02/19/2009 9:47:39 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 281+ views
    STEREO: Into the Lagrangian Points I love it when we find uses for instruments that they were never intended for. In deep space terms, we can go back to Voyager 2, which carried a plasma wave instrument that was designed to measure the charged particles inside the magnetic fields of the gas giant planets it would pass. Voyager 2 was able to tell us much about dust impacts on a fast-moving spacecraft when it was realized that the plasma wave instrument would be able to sense the plasma created by vaporized particles. In other words, the instrument became a de...
  • Beaware New Democratic Slime/Talking Point: "Kill Him"

    10/07/2008 6:26:36 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 15 replies · 1,372+ views
    From Australian site: "Now it turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers," Palin said. "And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'" she continued. "Kill him!" proposed one man in the audience.
  • McCain topper to allies: Stay on message (Talking Points For ALL To Follow)

    03/12/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 87 replies · 1,174+ views
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    After being forced to respond to three separate incidents in recent weeks of conservatives alluding to Barack Obama's middle name, John McCain's campaign manager today sent a memo to top supporters urging them to stick to the campaign's preferred message -- and to avoid taking gratuitous shots at their Democratic rivals. "We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff will hold themselves to similarly high standards when they are representing the campaign. To help guide you, please find talking points below."