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  • Fed policy bans asking legal status of parents who claim illegal children

    07/09/2014 9:45:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/9/14 | Stephen Dinan
    Nearly half of all illegal immigrant children don’t show up for their deportation hearings, federal officials testified to Congress on Wednesday, underscoring just how easy it is for those surging across the border right now to disappear into the shadows. The number could be even higher for the current surge of unaccompanied children flooding across the border, who are often released to illegal immigrant parents who have no incentive to bring their children to immigration courts. And federal authorities specifically refuse to ask the legal status of the parents or relatives who come to claim the children, officials acknowledged. “We...
  • (John T. Reed) Comments on policies against never leaving a military comrade behind, dead or alive

    06/05/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 8 replies
    John T Reed.com ^ | John T Reed
    In recent years, I have heard certain military personnel, usually Marines, bragging that they never leave a comrade behind—even a dead comrade.Let’s think about that.For one thing, I call it a “purported” policy because I am not sure it is the official policy of the Marines or any other unit. I even wonder if it is a Marine policy that has been proclaimed by Marine privates without consulting with the Commandant of the Marine Corps. If so, the Commandant has not been quick enough or loud enough at correcting the notion that the Marines never leave a dead comrade behind.The...
  • The Heritage Foundation launches The Daily Signal news platform

    06/03/2014 6:13:22 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 06/03/2014
    We know you’re busy. And we’re quite certain you care deeply about the future of our country. We care, too. We care about your communities, your families, and how Washington’s decisions are going to impact you. More and more people are grabbing bites of news from mobile devices on the go – and they need a place where they can find digestible, trusted news on the most important policy debate of the day. That’s why the Heritage Foundation team created a digital-first, multimedia news platform called The Daily Signal. The Daily Signal provides policy and political news as well as...
  • Obama To Outline More Limited Approach To Foreign Policy

    05/26/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the two wars he inherited comes to a close. (snip)Criticism over Obama has only mounted over the past year following Obama’s decision to pull back a military strike in Syria and his inability to stop Russia from annexing territory from Ukraine. A White House official said Obama would specifically address both situations, as well as the status of ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran. The president is also expected to...
  • Obama Makes Two Major Foreign Policy Gaffes on Europe Trip

    03/27/2014 4:31:51 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Breitbart ^ | 3/27/14 | Raheem Kassam and Andre Walker
    President Obama has made two major gaffes so far during his Europe trip. After falsely claimed that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum on self-determination, he then wrongly said that Georgia was not being considered for NATO membership. Speaking on Kosovo yesterday, Obama said : "...Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organised not outside the boundaries of international law, but in careful cooperation with the United Nations and with Kosovo’s neighbours. None of that even came close to happening in Crimea." But none of it came close to happening in Kosovo either, as Milos Subotic, the International Relations Officer...
  • Can anyone recommend any good books on American foreign policy?

    02/05/2014 7:55:55 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    February 5, 2014 | Ennis85
    About a year ago, I posted a thread asking for recommendations for good republican memoirs. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2981964/posts Since then I've complied quite a reading list. Going on the recommendations that were given to me(which I'm pretty grateful for), I got a few Richard Nixon books(No more Vietnams, The real war, Leaders) George Bush and Dick Cheney's books and others. I'm still to get through the last two, but I've finished reading through No more Vietnams and currently getting through the other Nixon books. But No more Vietnams really quite impressed me by how well detailed and informative it was and this...
  • US Foreign Policy Hits New Lows After Israel Mocks John Kerry; Update - Israel Apologizes

    01/14/2014 4:52:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1/14/14 | Tyler Durden
      Update: it was inevitable. Israel has apologized:  Barak Ravid@BarakRavid Follow BREAKING: Israel MoD Yaalon apologizes for his statements against SecState Kerry 1:28 PM - 14 Jan 2014   Just when you thought US foreign policy under John Kerry couldn't plumb new lows, here comes Israel, mocking... John Kerry.   Richard Engel        ✔ @RichardEngel Follow Yaalon quoted by "Yediot Aharonot" saying: only thing that could "save" #Israel is for Kerry to win Nobel Peace Prize and "leave us alone." But it wasn't Israel's mocking of Kerry that was embarrassing: after Syria, Israel is hardly a big fan of Hillary's replacement who...
  • Schizophrenic' US foreign policy pushing Arab states toward Russia, Bahrain warns

    12/08/2013 6:47:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/8/13 | Con Coughlin
    America’s “schizophrenic” approach to the Middle East could result in many key Arab states deciding to align themselves more closely with Russia, the rulers of Bahrain warned on Sunday. In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, warned that Barack Obama´s administration would lose influence in the region if it persisted with what a “transient and reactive” foreign policy. There has been a sharp rise in tensions between Washington and several major Arab states in the wake of last month’s controversial interim agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme.
  • China reforms: One-child policy to be relaxed (re-education/labor camps abolished)

    11/15/2013 9:39:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/15/13 | BBC
    China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to having only a single child, state media say. In future, families will be allowed two children if one parent is an only child, the Xinhua news agency said. The proposal follows this week's meeting of a key decision-making body of the governing Communist Party. Other reforms include the abolition of "re-education through labour" camps and moves to boost the role of the private sector in the economy. The BBC's Celia Hatton, in Beijing, says most of the changes have already been tested in parts of the country. Officials announce...
  • Michelle Obama Edges Into a Policy Role on Higher Education

    11/11/2013 6:43:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/11/13 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama, after nearly five years of evangelizing exercise and good eating habits, will begin a new initiative on Tuesday that seeks to increase the number of low-income students who pursue a college degree. The goals of the program reflect the first lady’s own life and will immerse her more directly in her husband’s policies. “I’m here today because I want you to know that my story can be your story,” Mrs. Obama is to tell students at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington on Tuesday, according to an advance text of her remarks. “The details might be
  • Now that Obama's Lost Support Expect Wild Exec Orders + Insane FP Moves, i.e. the Secret Deal w Iran

    11/09/2013 7:16:31 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Netanyahu: 'a mistake of historic proportions' While conservatives can take some comfort in the fact that Obama's run out of steam politically -and now testing all time low poll #s- we all know this demented zealot will continue on a tear leftwards via executive fiat, regulations dictated by his highly-politicized fed agencies, and direct f.p. deals made with Russia and yes, Iran. This latest one that Lurch is attempting to negotiate (or rather, capitulate) is a nightmare-come-true for any strategically aware who are bothering to pay attention. What the deal reportedly entails is handing Iran almost everything on their short-to-medium-term wish...
  • US intelligence chief Clapper defends spying policy (to discern foreign leaders' intentions)

    10/29/2013 5:29:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/29/13 | BBC
    The head of US intelligence has told lawmakers that discerning foreign leaders' intentions is a key goal of the nation's spying operations. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said such efforts were a "top tenet" of US intelligence policy. But he told the intelligence panel of the House of Representatives the US did not "indiscriminately" spy on nations. Mr Clapper was reacting to a growing international row over reports the US eavesdropped on foreign allies. "Leadership intentions is kind of a basic tenet of what we collect and analyse," Mr Clapper said, adding that foreign allies spy on US officials...
  • Obama’s Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged

    10/27/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by opentalk · 90 replies
    national review ^ | October 24, 2013 | John Fund
    <p>President Obama's aides went to extraordinary lengths to uncover the identity of a senior official who was using Twitter to make snarky comments about White House staffers.</p> <p>Jarrett, an old Chicago friend of both Barack and Michelle Obama, appears to exercise such extraordinary influence she is sometimes quietly referred to as “Rasputin” on Capitol Hill, a reference to the mystical monk who held sway over Russia’s Czar Nicholas as he increasingly lost touch with reality during World War I.</p>
  • Texas Monthly Talks - A Conversation with Richard Fisher Dallas Fed Reserve President

    10/07/2013 11:07:22 PM PDT · by ziravan · 5 replies
    Campus of SMU | 10/7/13 | Richard Fisher
    I went to listen to Dallas Fed Reserve President Richard Fisher speak tonight on the Campus of SMU in Dallas sponsored by Texas Monthly. There are a few observations I wanted to make: 1. Fisher states that the Fed has two legislated missions: monetary policies to maintain price stability, and policy to attain maximum employment. Fisher says the latter is an impossible mission because the Fed can set the right conditions that would allow for full employment, but they cannot control the policy decisions that would allow for it. Three times he said this. His example: the Fed is pumping...
  • Flashback: Obama Chides Romney: 'The 1980s Are Calling, They Want Their Foreign Policy Back'

    09/11/2013 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/11/13 | C-Span
    A blast from the not-so-far past.
  • Foreign policy - "CIA Files Prove America helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran"- Rick Francona refutes

    08/27/2013 7:04:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    Middle East perspectives by Rick Francona ^ | AUGUST 26, 2013 | Rick Francona
    The recent article in the magazine Foreign policy ,Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran, both quotes me and attributes things to me that are inaccurate or taken out of context. While trying to correct already published articles in widely-read publications is akin to unringing a bell, I think it important to respond to correct and clarify words and actions attributed to me. While the article is technically truthful, it is nuanced and written to portray a cavalier attitude among the participants in several foreign policy initiative and intelligence operations during the last full year of...
  • (Vanity) Seeking Legal Advice Re. BSA Policy Change

    08/05/2013 7:11:53 AM PDT · by kinsman redeemer · 43 replies
    none | Kinsman Redeemer
    My Boy Scout Troop is considering alternatives and possibilities for the future of the Troop - in light of the policy changes that will become effective in January. Really, it is a matter of how we would react to changes that are likely to take place AFTER January. I am looking for competent legal advice about how my Unit's Bylaws could be modified so that two points are clear:
  • Pathological Altruism

    06/27/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Helping another person even when doing so could adversely affect you is considered a virtue by many. People are often applauded as heroes, as they should be, when they help others. But what happens when a well-intended action results in unanticipated harm? Expand that thought one more step: What is the effect if the resulting harm should have been known, but the persons taking action out of supposed "altruism" based their actions on emotions rather than on data? They meant to help, but they ended up hurting someone or some group -- either themselves, the intended beneficiary of the action...
  • HHS: ObamaCare policy has saved consumers nearly $5 billion

    06/20/2013 8:59:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/13 | Sam Baker
    Consumers saved nearly $4 billion on their insurance premiums last year because of new rules in President Obama´s healthcare law, the administration said Thursday. The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said consumers saved $3.9 billion last year from new rules that govern insurance companies´ spending. The rules have saved consumers roughly $5 billion over the past two years, HHS said. HHS highlighted the savings Thursday as an immediate benefit of the Affordable Care Act and evidence that the law will help make insurance more affordable. The Obama administration has consistently and aggressively promoted elements of the
  • Power and Rice: A recipe for more global leftism and jihad, more state control and fewer freedoms

    06/09/2013 4:20:52 PM PDT · by forty_years
    netwmd.com ^ | Jun 8, 2013 | Gary Gerofsky, Contributor
    This past week U.S. President Obama made Susan Rice his new National Security Adviser and Samantha Power his ambassador to the UN. Both women have the kind of credentials, loyalty and temperament that Obama needs to go full steam ahead on his second term agenda which includes the Obamification of the world, further apologizing for America, weakening the U.S. at every opportunity and saying "sorry" by supporting the most dangerous players on the world stage. The President is effectively giving up America's position as defender of freedom and promoter of democracy and Judeo-Christian values. The Pax Americana era has long...
  • Nuts… Second Grader Suspended for Holding a Pencil Like a Gun (Video)

    05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The liberal insanity continues… Little seven-year-old Christopher Marshall was suspended from school for holding a pencil like a gun. He was pretending to be a Marine. That’s not allowed at his school. [video] The boy has good grades and has never caused any problems in classes before. FOX 43 reported, via Legal Insurrection: A Suffolk school suspended a second grader for pointing a pencil at another student and making gun noises. Seven-year-old Christopher Marshall says he was playing with another student in class Friday, when the teacher at Driver Elementary asked them to stop pointing pencils at each other. “When...
  • Food Stamps: Policy or Political Payoff

    02/26/2013 5:19:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
    In an early strategic preparation for the struggle to avoid the fiscal cliff, the president and several Democratic luminaries decided to redefine as essential several entitlement programs. In an old fashioned way of manipulating the public, they began to redefine commonly held beliefs. In the interest of time, we will share only one example. Last December, Newark Mayor Cory Booker spent a much-publicized week trying to live the life of a food stamp recipient. And after a nationwide media tour, we learned many valuable lessons. First of all, we learned that giving up your daily Starbucks causes headaches, and...
  • Soak the Youth: Ageism in America

    02/25/2013 2:02:14 PM PST · by FreeMerica · 25 replies
    Rancor News ^ | February 25th, 2013 | Tyson
    The Simpon's Helen Lovejoy iconized the phrase, “Won't somebody think of the children?,” but in an age where every “ism” has a special interest group and being called any sort of “ist” is the ultimate character assault our youth receive very little consideration on the big issues of the day. Social Security, often presented as an investment in your future, is merely a wealth transfer from the young to old. Many youth today see the demographic writing on the wall and understand that, like all ponzi schemes, Social Security can't outrun arithmetic forever. Youth are forced to subsidize the lifestyles...
  • White House declines to explain drone policy

    02/05/2013 12:22:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    ap news ^ | 2/5/13 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is declining to explain its criteria for directing drone attacks against American citizens working abroad with terrorists. A newly disclosed Justice Department memo says the administration doesn't need evidence of a pending attack. The document says only that the target must be involved in ongoing plotting against the United States. White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't discuss the memo in detail. He said President Barack Obama takes seriously his responsibility to protect the United States and its citizens. Carney said drone strikes are legal and that great care is taken to avoid the loss...
  • Will the Boy Scouts surrender their HONOR like Obama wants?

    02/03/2013 3:21:22 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 57 replies
    Send this URGENT alert to all your friends. The anti-family movement is pressuring the Boy Scouts to surrender. To give up their honor.  To accept unnatural behavior -- sin -- and abandon their morally sound membership policy which bars open homosexuals from holding leadership positions. According to a recent statement by Deron Smith, director of Boy Scouts public relations, “... the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation..." The proposed policy shift would place the moral welfare of 2.7 million boys...
  • Can anyone recommend any good republican memoirs?

    01/25/2013 4:07:07 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 45 replies
    Ennis85
    Hi, I'm interested in reading about American politics and for a while I've been reading through Henry Kissinger's memoirs. I have to say they're a bloody good read, there are 3 volumes of them and well over a thousand pages each. They're pretty well written, rich in detail and he does defend himself well. So they made me want to look for more books with regards to republican policy throughout American history,thinking maybe there are some that could rival Kissinger. So basically I'm asking if anyone can recommend any decent books by republicans. I don't care if they're from the...
  • How Obama Can Tackle Climate Change Without Congress

    01/23/2013 8:20:53 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    NJ ^ | 1-22-2012 | Coral Davenport
    President Obama’s Inaugural Address was his boldest, clearest signal to date that he intends to take on the challenge of fighting climate change as a signature achievement of his presidency.... But what, specifically, can Obama do? For now, it seems highly unlikely that he’ll be able to get a bill through Congress. After taking office in 2009 intent on pushing broad climate legislation through Congress, he hit resistance and the bill died in 2010. .... the president does have in his executive arsenal one powerful--and extremely controversial--.... he could wield without any help from Congress. Under the terms of a...
  • President Obama Must Tackle Criminal Justice Reform in His Second Term

    01/22/2013 5:14:45 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    ACLU ^ | 1-21-2013 | Kara Dansky
    President Obama is the first sitting president in recent history to speak out against criminal justice policies that hurt inner city and rural communities. This is a big deal. With state budgets and vulnerable communities crippled by misguided criminal justice policies, the president is certainly right that the time for reform has come. ...... Over the last 40 years, our American criminal justice system has been brutally damaged by politicians’ commitment to misguided “tough-on-crime” policies. It started in the 1970s, on the heels of a major uptick in crime rates, but our obsession with incarceration quickly surpassed its utility. Since...
  • ACLU sues over policy barring women from ground combat

    11/27/2012 12:55:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/27/12 | Peter Henderson | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued on Tuesday on behalf of four U.S. servicewomen to challenge a longstanding policy barring women from thousands of ground combat positions, citing the changing nature of warfare and fairness for career soldiers. The civil rights group argued in a legal complaint filed in federal court in Northern California that a military policy to bar women from combat roles on the basis of gender was unconstitutional. "Nearly a century after women first earned the right of suffrage, the combat exclusion policy still denies women a core component of full citizenship -...
  • Ketzaleh: Even the 'Best' Likudniks Can't Change Party Policy

    11/25/2012 2:28:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/12 | David Lev
    Candidates running in Sunday's Likud primary have gone out of their way to emphasize their right-wing sensibilities, but even the rightest of the right Likudniks were unable to stop their party from undertaking one of the most devastating blows to the philosophy of love of the Land of Israel – the disengagement from Gaza and Northern Samaria. While former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon – still in bed in a comatose state – broke away to form Kadima before the actual destruction of the communities in Gush Katif, he was a Likud Prime Minister, and many of the forming members of...
  • Dropping a Class (Vanity)

    11/19/2012 1:19:23 AM PST · by MacMattico · 104 replies
    Me
    With all of the problems going on in the world, this is trivial, hence the vanity post. But an example of what's going on in our schools and who thinks they control our kids. My niece signed up for what should have been a simple, easy "A" grade HS class. Purely an elective, having nothing to do with requirements or career. Turns out the teacher is a real piece of work. He's intimidating and creepy. (My nieces words.) I asked if anything had happened to make her feel "creepy" and she just said she doesn't like the feeling she gets...
  • Obama's foreign policy team hits turbulence (Benghazi actually mentioned!)

    11/13/2012 5:37:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Obama's foreign policy team hits turbulenceBy JOSH GERSTEIN | 11/13/12 4:21 PM EST President Barack Obama and his aides touted his strengths on foreign policy and national security during the campaign, arguing his accomplishments are so significant that they buttress his case for a second term. Now, just days after his reelection, Obama’s national security team is facing the most dramatic upheaval of his presidency. CIA Director David Petraeus is out because of a sex scandal. The commanding general in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, finds himself ensnared in the same flap. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to call it...
  • U.S. Amb. to Saudi Arabia: U.S. Foreign Policy Will Change After Obama Victory

    11/08/2012 3:05:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard, ^ | 11/8/12 | Daniel Halper
    The U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Smith, told the Arabic news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat that American foreign policy will now change after President Barack Obama's reelection. Smith made the comments at an election night party at his residence. Ambassador Smith "stressed the desire of President Obama to resolve a number of foreign issues, most notably restoring negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides, responding more strongly to Iran, and working with allies to end the Syrian crisis, (Snip) The ambassador appears not to have elaborated further.
  • Romney campaign: Obama misled himself on Libya (& Debate 3 Strategy)

    10/23/2012 9:42:33 PM PDT · by HannibalHamlinJr · 18 replies
    cable.foreignpolicy.com ^ | Monday, October 22, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    For those angry about Mitt's performance (and for those who understood it) - this confirms the strategy, and the Romney campaign outlook on Benghazi. ******************************************* ...ForeignPolicy.com...snip... "That's a big fundamental problem that the administration has to deal with, that they did mislead people for a period of time, and what's even scarier, they misled themselves." ...snip... *******************************************
  • Video: 62% want a significant change from Obama policies in next four years

    10/22/2012 8:45:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/22/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    We didn’t circle back around to the NBC/WSJ poll after the initial tease yesterday morning, but Joe Scarborough and his team certainly did. Mark Halperin, who was one of the few national journalists to note that Barack Obama didn’t outline a second-term agenda in his second debate, discovers an important clue as to why, on today’s Morning Joe. While Obama has been vaguely offering a stay-the-course argument through economic stagnation and a 31-year low in workforce participation, more than six in ten likely voters want a big change from Obama’s first-term policies: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “People don’t...
  • Fox News cost Mitt the debate [conservatives trapped in closed information feedback loop]

    10/21/2012 2:04:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | October 20, 2012 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Romney stumbled on Libya because the GOP is reliant on a right-wing media machine that has no ideas, just scandals Why did Mitt Romney embarrass himself on Libya in this week’s debate? One possibility: Because he, and the Republican Party in general, have opened up an alarming policy deficit between themselves and Barack Obama and the Democrats. What I mean by that is that Romney, Republicans and conservatives have, in case after case, simply given up on crafting viable public policy. That wasn’t always the case. When Ronald Reagan took office, conservative think tanks were ready with a host of...
  • Spain quip adds to Romney's foreign policy trouble (3 bag barf alert)

    10/07/2012 10:19:39 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    pioneer press/ap ^ | 10-7-12 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    WASHINGTON—If Mitt Romney becomes president, he might need a crash course in Diplomacy 101. He irritated Britons and Palestinians during a summer tour abroad and has declared Russia to be America's No. 1 geopolitical foe. Just last week, the Republican candidate, who plans a foreign policy speech Monday, raised eyebrows in Spain by holding it up as a prime example of government spending run amok. That left Spaniards confused, and threatened to reinforce Romney's perceived handicap in international affairs, precisely at a time when lingering questions over the Sept. 11 attacks against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has President...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama to Barbara Walters: “I think there’s a laziness in me” (Dec 2011)

    10/05/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | December 23, 2011 | Tina Korbe
    RealClearPolitics has compiled a series of little previews of the First Couple’s interview with Barbara Walters, set to air on 20/20 tonight. Every clip is notable in its own way, but this wins the award for most candid. The president — who has alternately inspired, disappointed, reignited and flamed out — admits that, deep down, he’s a little bit lazy. He thinks it stems from growing up in Hawaii, where it’s always sunny and folks sit on the beach for sport, he said. Makes you think Obama’s constant accusations that Congress does nothing might actually be transparent projections of his...
  • Obama’s Foreign Policy In Flames – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    09/27/2012 8:14:11 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9/27/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama’s naiveté is on display throughout the Middle East and it is costing him politically. Tune in!
  • Contacting Mods

    09/26/2012 3:53:56 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    9/26/2012 | Me
    Is there mod I can contact in regards to posting a video?
  • President Obama's Foreign Policies have been Tested and Proven --

    09/15/2012 9:58:04 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 16 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 15, 2012 | Dan Miller
    To be abject failures, more harmful if possible even than his domestic policies.The free flowing Arab Spring, once beloved of President Obama, continues to gush red-tinged waters bountifully. Although President Obama owns his foreign policies, he may now find bitter some of the fruits the spring has watered. There is little if anything that he can do to bleach the waters or to sweeten the fruit. Is it possible that President Obama saw this video and took to heart only those portions of its wisdom that appealed to him?[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKerbOi_mrI?feature=player_detailpage] The video is one of the best I have seen....
  • America's Feckless Leader Apologizes AGAIN

    09/14/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 4 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-14-12 | J.D. Longstreet
    The assault on US consulates/embassies in Cairo, Egypt and in Benghazi, Libya recently puts the lie to the claims that Islamic nations can exist as democratic nations that contribute something to the rest of the world -- something other than war and bloodshed. The whole thing smacks of Jimmy Carter and the US embassy take over in Tehran. I had one flashback after the other as I watched the stories flooding out of Libya. And why not? The causation is the same -- incompetence by the then -- and current -- presidential administration of the United States. Obama looked and...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Failure

    09/12/2012 6:49:48 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 13 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-12-12 | Southernman
    Obama's Foreign Policy Failure Less anyone doubt the fact that President Obama's weak wristed foreign policy is panning out to be an unmitigated disaster a quick perusal of recent headlines should serve as a clarion call for November: Cairo protesters scale U.S. Embassy wall, remove flag Romney calls Obama administration response to Libya attacks ‘disgraceful’ U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi attack US and Israel in open feud over Iran White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama The Cairo-Tehran Express Egyptian-Iranian intelligence meeting prompts fears of a new Middle East terror axis Senkaku islands dispute escalates as...
  • Flashback 2009: Obama's Incoherent Afghanistan War Policy Doesn't Plan for Victory

    09/03/2012 8:24:11 AM PDT · by Son House · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | December 02, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right, admit it, folks, nobody really knows what to think about this speech until I weigh in on it, right? Even though you all have your opinions, the most often asked question across the country this morning is, "What does Rush think about it?" Well, I thought it was incoherent. I thought it was incoherent because his policy is coherent. He didn't even announce a policy other than to get out of there. It's all political, the whole thing. He didn't use the word victory. He didn't talk about winning anything. He talked about bringing it to a...
  • Obama Administration's War on Persecuted Christians

    08/18/2012 3:38:59 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | August 2, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Obama administration's support for its Islamist allies means lack of U.S. support for their enemies, or, more properly, victims—the Christian and other non-Muslim minorities of the Muslim world. Consider the many recent proofs:According to Pete Winn of CNS: The U.S. State Department removed the sections covering religious freedom from the Country Reports on Human Rights that it released on May 24, three months past the statutory deadline Congress set for the release of these reports. The new human rights reports—purged of the sections that discuss the status of religious freedom in each of the countries covered—are also the human...
  • Obama Defends Foreign Policy Record, Declares ‘New Era’ of US Leadership

    07/23/2012 9:33:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/23/12 | Mary Bruce
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  • U.S. Mexico Border Security Policy(2009 News Conference Fast and Furious)

    06/22/2012 10:36:42 AM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    CSPAN2 ^ | Mar 24, 2009 | CSPAN2
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden held a news conference to announce the U.S.-Mexico Border Security Policy. They spoke to reporters and .. Read More 31 minutes
  • Full Video . . .Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel

    03/03/2012 5:23:24 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar. 3, 2012 | EmergCmteForIsrael
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  • Obama Defends His Energy Policy in Florida Speech, After Coming Under Attack for High Gas Prices

    02/23/2012 7:55:28 PM PST · by justiceseeker93 · 32 replies
    Yahoo via The Ticket ^ | Feb. 23, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    In a blistering election year attack on his political foes, President Barack Obama charged Thursday that Republicans are "licking their chops" over painfully high gas prices that threaten the fragile economic recovery. "Only in politics do people root for bad news and they greet bad news so enthusiastically," he said in a combative speech at the University of Miami. "You pay more, and they're licking their chops." The defiant rhetoric came after days in which the White House has worked to get off the defensive over high gasoline prices, insisting that Obama has done everything he can to bring those...
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    02/23/2012 6:00:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/23/12 | staff
    Charles Krauthammer responds to President Obama's suggestion that the U.S. turn to algae for energy production. After making his case, Krauthammer goes head-to-head with Washington Post columnist Charles Lane who defends Obama's energy policy. "I was impressed by the president's analysis of this situation where we have no control over the global price of oil," Charles Krauthammer said. "We're dependent on oil from unfriendlies. And he says, as we heard, drilling for oil to relieve our dependency is not a solution, it's not a plan. He said we have to go to clean energy. He talks about something really revolutionary...