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  • U.S. missile strike targets suspected militant leader in Somalia

    01/26/2014 7:35:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/26/14 | Jim Miklaszewski
    The U.S. military carried out a missile strike in Somalia on Sunday, targeting a suspected militant leader with links to the al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab terror groups, U.S. military officials told NBC News. U.S. military and intelligence officials are reviewing bomb damage assessment to determine if the terror leader was killed or wounded in the strike. The officials would not yet identify the target of the strike. The al-Shabaab group — which the State Department designates as a terrorist organization — is a loosely affiliated band of militia insurgents in southern Somalia that has close ties to the al-Qaeda terror network.
  • McCain: Tea Party Members Had ‘Mandate’ to Oppose Tax and Spending Hikes

    08/07/2011 9:38:13 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-08-07 | Katrina Trinko
    Sen. John McCain defended the Tea Party against Sen. John Kerry’s “tea party downgrade” remark on Meet the Press this morning. “We could have reached an agreement a lot earlier, but the members of the House of Representatives had a mandate last November, and it was jobs and the economy and it was spending. And for them to then agree to tax increases and spending increases was obviously a repudiation of the mandate they felt they had from last November,” McCain said. He said that much of the “dysfunction” in the current political system could be attributed to “the failure...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking: New low -23

    09/05/2010 6:48:33 AM PDT · by DadOfFive · 181 replies
    Sunday, September 05, 2010 Email to a Friend ShareThis Advertisement The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-seven percent (47%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23 (see trends).
  • A Good Get for the Birthers (More trouble for the Wee Wee alert)

    09/01/2010 9:13:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 138 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | September 1, 2010 | David Weigel
    I try to ignore the birther movement unless it inducts someone important -- a congressman, for example. The (sigh) American Patriot Foundation's announcement that Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (ret.) has signed an affidavit supporting court martialed birther Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is actually a pretty big coup. How wild is McInerney's statement? This wild: [I]t is my opinion that LTC Lakin's request for discovery relating to the President's birth records in Hawaii is absolutely essential to determining not merely his guilt or innocence but to reassuring all military personnel once and for all for this President whether his service as...
  • BREAKING: McCain Wins Primary (Idiot Republicans on Parade)

    08/24/2010 8:30:04 PM PDT · by Scythian · 471 replies · 2+ views
  • Video: 'The Great Pretender' [A fitting Happy Birthday to the Occupier of the White House]

    08/04/2010 3:18:13 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 4, 2010
    The Platters did this 50's classic. The lyrics posted in my comments are so prophetic about our Magic Halfrican Prez!!
  • Michelle admits Pretender to the Presidency is not US citizen why doesn't Obama?

    04/05/2010 11:52:34 AM PDT · by steve0 · 31 replies · 2,038+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: April 05, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Finally, his people come clean, Why can't he come clean and tell the truth. This proto Chavez is not eligible! Also available on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLDHDfPNBME&feature=player_embedded Get him out now. Why wait till his pres approval rate is 35?
  • Obama Uses Telepromters at Speech at Elementary School

    01/25/2010 5:03:49 PM PST · by GVnana · 38 replies · 1,508+ views
    President Barack Obama, accompanied by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, speaks to the media after a discussion with 6th grade students at Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Army Wasn't Told of Hasan's Emails

    11/10/2009 6:16:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 120 replies · 2,468+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 10, 2009, 8:33 P.M. ET | YOCHI J. DREAZEN and EVAN PEREZ
    The Pentagon said it was never notified by U.S. intelligence agencies that they had intercepted emails between the alleged Fort Hood shooter and an extremist imam until after last week's bloody assaults, raising new questions about whether the government could have helped prevent the attack.A top defense official said federal investigators didn't tell the Pentagon they were looking into months of contacts between Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki. The imam knew three of the Sept. 11 hijackers and hailed Maj. Hasan as a "hero" after the shooting last week at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead. "Based...
  • LIVE THREAD- Memorial Service at Ft. Hood- 11/10/09

    11/10/2009 10:41:52 AM PST · by SE Mom · 758 replies · 30,435+ views
    FOX ^ | 10 November 2009
    STREAMING ON FOX: http://interactive.foxnews.com/livestream/live.html?chanId=5
  • President Obama Pays Respect to Fallen Troops at Dover Air Force Base (POSERS ALERT!)

    10/29/2009 3:40:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies · 3,368+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 29, 2009 6:08 AM | Jake Tapper
    DOVER, DEL. -- Earlier this year President Obama lifted the 18-year ban on media coverage of the return of fallen soldiers to Dover, a ban critics said hid the costs of war from the American people. Thursday morning President Obama -- who is weighing new strategy in Afghanistan -- saw those costs up close.
  • Is Obama Lazy? (PROOF)

    09/30/2009 12:16:19 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 277 replies · 10,746+ views
    Capitol News ^ | 3/7//2009 | Rick Moran
    All we're getting is whispers from the press, of course, A raised eyebrow here, a sad shake of the head there. But the picture that is emerging of Barack Obama, the executive, is not very flattering if you look between the lines.
  • Camp David: Barack Obama becoming camper in chief

    09/07/2009 5:59:28 AM PDT · by 4BoysMom · 43 replies · 3,350+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/7/09 | Katherine Skiba
    Camp David's woodsy confines lure him to 10th visit WASHINGTON - -- Why hasn't President Barack Obama kept his pledge to make Chicago's South Side his "Kennebunkport"? Two words: Camp David. The ultra-private, presidential mountain retreat -- a half-hour from the White House by helicopter -- has quickly found fans within the First Family. Their stay for Labor Day weekend was Obama's 10th visit.... ...With Obama's return Sunday, he has logged all or part of 26 days at Camp David, White House officials say.
  • White House Manipulates Obama Photo with Halo

    09/04/2009 7:43:32 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 109 replies · 7,295+ views
    White House website blog ^ | 1 September 2009 | White House Phot
    Check out the photograph of the Obamessiah accompanying this White House blog entry: TUE, SEPTEMBER 1, 12:31 PM EST Photostream: Work and Rest in August Posted by Kori Schulman You may need to search for this caption: (President Barack Obama addresses a town hall meeting on health insurance reform inside a hangar at Gallatin Field in Belgrade, Mont., on Aug. 14, 2009. Official White House photo by Pete Souza) Here is the photo of interest. Look at the halo: Either the airplane hanger has a light directly behind Obama's head, or a halo has been photoshoped surrounding the messiah.
  • McCain: Maverick no more? [just in time for 2010!]

    08/19/2009 1:54:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 2,454+ views
    Ex-presidential candidate is siding more closely with GOP these days. BY GREG GIROUX WASHINGTON - He ran for president last year as a “maverick” Republican and had a high-profile meeting with Barack Obama after the election, but Arizona Sen. John McCain has been a staunch Republican vote since failing to win the White House. In fact, McCain is siding with his party this year on closely divided votes with greater frequency than at any other period in his 23-year Senate career, according to a CQ analysis of Senate votes. On votes that pitted most Democrats against most Republicans, McCain has...
  • Dear Freepers, Oppose Obama on the issues, not his alleged legitimacy (he really is legit)

    08/05/2009 6:40:35 AM PDT · by Edward Watson · 194 replies · 3,632+ views
    Aug 5, 2009
    In my personal opinion, Obama is a disaster for America. I believe future historians will describe this period as the OBAMA CATASTROPHE - the time when America collectively lost its mind and voted for a man and a group of leftists who quickly destroyed the nation in favor of socialism and income redistribution. However, if people want to save the American nation and way of life - the best and most benevolent society in human history; opposition must be passionate and RATIONAL. The entire legitimacy or birther issue is indeed passionate but definitely not rational. It has been frustrating to...
  • 'Birthers' prove relentless

    07/26/2009 9:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies · 938+ views
    Six months after Barack Obama's inauguration, a persistent and noisy legion of doubters won't let go of an already debunked claim — that he is actually a foreign-born, illegal president. Mainstream Republicans who want the issue to go away are having a tough time stamping it out as the so-called "birthers" resurface, with assists from talk show host Rush Limbaugh and CNN's Lou Dobbs. Passions among the birthers run so high that Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., was booed by his own constituents at a recent town hall meeting for saying Obama "is a citizen of the United States." He was...
  • WHAT OBAMA TAUGHT ME

    06/06/2009 5:47:43 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 24 replies · 2,242+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 05, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    Salaam aleikum, dudes ! I thought I knew a little bit about the Middle East. Boy, was I wrong. Last week, President Obama set me straight. Here's what our president taught me during his Middle-Eastern pilgrimage:
  • HOW MCCAIN DEFEATED MCCAIN

    11/07/2008 4:10:56 AM PST · by IbJensen · 100 replies · 3,005+ views
    GrassTopsUSA (EMail) ^ | 11-06-08 | Don Feder
    If someone had told me last year that, come the fall of 2008, I would be praying for John McCain to become the next president of the United States, I would have had three words for him – seek psychiatric help. (McCain is my kind of Republican the way “rap” is my kind of music.) But, in the last four months of the campaign, that’s exactly what I was doing – praying for a McCain victory – not because McCain is so good (any resemblance between the Arizona Senator and a conservative is purely coincidental), but because I would have...
  • Obama Crossing the Line with Negotiating an End to the Iraq War?

    07/21/2008 7:36:50 PM PDT · by daniel885 · 15 replies · 56+ views
    SpeakYourMind.net ^ | 7/21/2008 | Daniel
    My question is this: Does anyone else think that Barack Obama is crossing a line here by going to Iraq and pushing them to accept his idea of a timetable? Has anyone else noticed that this seems to be pulling the rug out from under the President on Iraqi war policy and that is NOT the job of a Presidential candidate to go abroad and do. What gives him the right to negotiate an end to the war? He hasn't been elected to do that even if the media wants to annoint him as Commander-in-chief.
  • Hillary denies Knowing Rezko (Did She Remember The 'Billing Records' either, etc?

    01/25/2008 8:05:52 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 58 replies · 1,427+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 1/25/2008 | Staff
    "Today" show Matt Lauer asked presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Friday if she has a connection to indicted developer Tony Rezko after flashing an undated photo of the two posing with President bill Clinton. ... Clinton said she did not remember taking the photo and said she doesn't even remember meeting Rezko...
  • BREAKING: Giuliani Files Statement for Candidacy for President

    02/05/2007 11:06:50 AM PST · by BladeLWS · 636 replies · 11,593+ views
    Breaking on Fox News. Giuliani Files Statement of Candidacy for President No article yet.
  • Harold Ford Jr. to teach at Vanderbilt this semester

    01/15/2007 12:07:09 PM PST · by SmithL · 46 replies · 963+ views
    Nashville Tennessean | 1/15/7 | JENNIFER PEEBLES
    Harold Ford Jr. to teach at Vanderbilt this semester
  • Kerry: ‘I Was Wrong' On Iraq

    06/13/2006 3:49:46 PM PDT · by fuyb · 247 replies · 4,182+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 13, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts on Tuesday told an audience at the liberal Take Back America conference that he was sorry for voting to authorize the war in Iraq, calling the entire mission "a mistake." "We were misled, we were given evidence that was not true," Kerry said. "It was wrong, and I was wrong to vote [for it]." Kerry, who led an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2004, said it was necessary to admit mistakes because "you cannot change the future if you''re not honest about the past." He criticized supporters of the...
  • Riskiest Place to Buy a Home

    04/06/2006 3:14:09 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 238 replies · 5,619+ views
    Voice of San Diego ^ | 4/06/2006 | Will Carless
    The area's home prices have a 60-percent chance of dropping, one of many factors making San Diego the riskiest real estate market in the nation, according to a quarterly report put out by a California mortgage insurer.The report, put out by the Bay Area insurance company PMI Group, is well-respected by experts, who said it usually gives an accurate picture of the state of the nation's 50 largest home-buying markets. However, they stressed that the report is merely the latest in a long line of analyses that point to something the industry already knows: The nation's housing market is cooling,...
  • Defendant says prosecution witness admitted killing Araujo

    08/16/2005 12:55:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 391+ views
    www.sfgate.com ^ | 8/16/5 | Kelly St. John
    Hayward -- A man accused of killing a Newark transgender teen after learning she was biologically male denied today that he strangled Gwen Araujo, and said the prosecution's key witness admitted that he was the killer. Michael Magidson, 25, of Fremont, testified in his retrial that Jaron Nabors, one of four men arrested in the killing of the 17-year-old Araujo in October 2002, told him that he had strangled Araujo after a struggle at a party. Magidson said that after he, Nabors and Jose Merel had struck Araujo with fists, a frying pan and 5-pound weights, he went to clean...
  • THE SECRET OF POPE JOHN PAUL II’s SUCCESS

    05/10/2005 4:25:24 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 47 replies · 2,494+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | May 2005 | John Vennari
    Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen said in 1974, “We live in a sensate age. We are no longer governed by Faith, we are no longer governed by reason. We are governed by feelings.” The outpouring of naked emotion at the death of Pope John Paul II proves these words true. It is expected that Catholics worldwide would grieve and pray for the departed Pontiff, as it is a fitting expression of filial piety. But the effusion over John Paul II was a good bit more. Cardinals, bishops, priests, religious and laity vied with each other to canonize him as “John Paul...
  • U.S. Falls out of the Index of Economic Freedom's Top 10

    01/06/2005 12:18:36 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 54 replies · 1,567+ views
    AccountingWEB.com ^ | 06 Jan 2005 | Editors
    AccountingWEB.com - Jan-6-2005 - For the first time ever, the U.S. does not rank among the world's 10 freest economies in the Index of Economic Freedom, published annually by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The U.S.' score in the 2005 Index did not change from 2004. But improvements in the economies of Chile, Australia and Iceland enabled all three to surpass the U. S., leaving it in a tie for 12th with Switzerland and out of the top 10 for the first time in the 11-year history of the Index.
  • Kristol: The Pretender-in-Chief

    10/29/2004 4:44:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 2,266+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 29, 2004 | William Kristol
    If Kerry had been president, Saddam would not have been gone; if Kerry becomes president we won't fight to win in Iraq. "It's absolutely impossible and irresponsible to suggest that if I were President, [Saddam] wouldn't necessarily be gone. He might be gone."--John Kerry  SOME PEOPLE WORRY that John Kerry doesn't know what he will do once in power. But that's not the half of it. Kerry doesn't even know what he would have done had he already been in power.Last night, Tom Brokaw gently pushed Kerry into yet another remarkable instance of utter incoherence. Brokaw, to his great credit,...
  • Kerry Calls Bush "All Hat, No Cattle" In Ohio Speech [another sign of Kerry's brain damage]

    09/03/2004 9:27:12 PM PDT · by familyop · 140 replies · 14,827+ views
    AP via WCPO ^ | 3SEP04 | AP
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry traveled by bus across Ohio Friday. Kerry held a "front porch" discussion at the home a laid-off worker in Newark. Kerry spoke to about 75 people in a neighborhood of modest, one-story homes and then later held a campaign rally in the town described as a mix between blue- and white-collar workers. A Kerry spokeswoman says Newark was chosen in part because it has lost jobs, making it a good place for Kerry to tout his program for creating new ones. Kerry told people they had to be part of the solution and not get...
  • MUSLIMS CAN GO TO HEAVEN, SAYS ARCHBISHOP

    08/30/2004 12:18:21 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 93 replies · 1,333+ views
    News.Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 30 August 2004 | Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent
    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, yesterday vented his frustrations with the Church factions warring over homosexuality and also reminded Christians that they did not have a monopoly on the afterlife. In a rare glimpse of his anger over the row that has overshadowed his first two years at Canterbury, Dr Williams said the debate had lacked grace and patience. Dr Williams: church needs reasoned debate He said that this had been aggravated by pressure groups with entrenched positions who posted instant reactions to events on their websites. The Archbishop also admitted to failing to live up to people's...
  • Chrissie Hynde of the Band Pretenders Roots for West's Loss Against Iraq "GIVE US WHAT WE DESERVE"

    03/04/2003 6:25:26 PM PST · by DeepInEnemyTerritory · 111 replies · 599+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle via Drudge ^ | March 3, 2003 | Neva Chonin
    <p>Ten songs into the Pretenders' Saturday show at the Warfield, singer- guitarist Chrissie Hynde pithily summed up her group's enduring appeal and, in the process, the appeal of rock music as a whole.</p> <p>"I think our band represents all the great losers of the world," she told a cheering sold-out crowd. "Because it's all about the losing." With that, she handed off her guitar, grabbed the microphone and led the Pretenders into the power ballad/anti-anthem "The Losing," off their 2002 album, "Loose Screw."</p>
  • JIMMY CARTER, THE MOST RESPECTED AMERICAN? Naaaaah!

    12/13/2002 1:36:28 PM PST · by Apolitical · 34 replies · 1,943+ views
    American Enterprise Magazine Online ^ | Unknown | Marni Soupcoff
    Ah, good old CNN. Just when even us die-hard conservative/libertarian types thought the whole vast "liberal media conspiracy" might be on its way out (what with the New York Times now praising Clarence Thomas and Phil Donahue's show tanking faster than even a Seinfeld alumnus's sitcom), Ted Turner's network has quickly reminded us that the liberals are still at the media reins. No, I'm not talking merely about Paul Begala's nauseating ode to Jimmy Carter on Crossfire the other night. (Though, I suppose that was bad enough.) Nor am I talking about my favorite conspiracy theory: that CNN purposely keeps...