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  • The diaries: Quisling sealed Denmark's WWII fate

    08/19/2014 12:27:49 PM PDT · by Utah Binger · 8 replies
    Politiken ^ | Peter Wivel, Europe Correspondent, Brussels
    The decision to occupy Denmark was taken at a meeting in Berlin on December 17, 1939 – three and a half months after World War II broke out and almost four months before German troops invaded the country on April 9, 1940. A series of personal meetings between Norway’s Fascist politician Vidkun Quisling and Adolf Hitler led to the decision. Quisling was adamant that Hitler should deny Britain access to the northern Norwegian town of Narvik, and thus be able to control a Norway rich in raw materials. Quisling himself planned to lead a political coup and open Norway up...
  • Obama military downsizing leaves U.S. too weak to counter global threats, panel finds

    08/01/2014 1:47:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    An independent panel appointed by the Pentagon and Congress said Thursday that President Obama’s strategy for sizing the armed services is too weak for today’s global threats. The National Defense Panel called on the president to dump a major section of his 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and write a broader strategy that requires the military to fight on multiple fronts at once. It also said the shrinking U.S. armed forces, which are being downsized to fit that strategy and budget cuts, is a “serious strategic misstep on the part of the United States.” The forces’ numbers spelled out in...
  • ‘Over My Dead Body’: Spies Fight Obama Push to Downsize Terror War

    05/22/2014 10:13:41 AM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/21/2014 | Eli Lake
    In 2012, the Obama administration produced a draft National Intelligence Estimate that reached a surprising conclusion: al Qaeda was no longer a direct threat to America. That classified assessment, which has never before been publicly disclosed, was in keeping with the message coming from the White House. President Obama rode to re-election in 2012 partly on the success of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. At rallies and in press conferences, the president and top officials publicly said al Qaeda was on the run. But some senior U.S. intelligence officials, like Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Flynn, fought...
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • Guns & Ammo Fires Editor After Publishing Editorial Calling for Gun Control

    11/07/2013 9:39:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/7/13 | Andrew Kirell
    Guns and Ammo Magazine, the “world’s most widely read firearms magazine,” has fired contributing editor Dick Metcalf after the publication received immense backlash for its December 2013 issue featuring his editorial advocating for gun control. “Way too many gun owners still seem to believe that any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement,” Metcalf wrote in the column titled “Let’s Talk Limits.” “The fact is, all constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.” “All U.S. citizens have a right to keep and bear arms,” he added, “but I do not believe...
  • Peter King's new goal: Take down Ted Cruz

    10/15/2013 10:37:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 77 replies
    WashingtonExaminer.com ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2013 AT 12:15 PM | ASHE SCHOW
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is no fan of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The New York congressman made it clear on Monday’s "Morning Joe" that he will work to stop Cruz and his allies in their tracks. “I’ve been speaking out against Ted Cruz and this whole crazy movement since it started,” King told MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. King also said he thought that “there’s no doubt that the Democrats are winning,” and that President Obama needed to play “a more aggressive role” in the negotiations to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling. King also warned that Cruz and...
  • Wisconsin official fired for comparing immigrants to Satan [Scott Walker Caves}

    08/11/2013 1:09:24 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 18 replies
    My Fox Phoenix ^ | Aug 10, 2013 10:24 PM CST | FOX News Latino
    A feisty online rant that compared undocumented immigrants to Satan cost a top Wisconsin state official his job after the virtual tirade went viral and caused an uproar among Latinos and state lawmakers. Excerpt only: Please follow link to read the entire piece.
  • McCain: Path to Citizenship Must Be ‘Fundamental Element’ of Immigration Reform

    07/30/2013 9:48:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    AFL-CIO Now ^ | 07/30/2013 | Mike Hall
    Pointing to the “broad spectrum of support” from faith, labor and business groups that have lined up to support comprehensive immigration reform that includes a road map to citizenship, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told the AFL-CIO Citizenship 2013 forum today, “I am confident we can prevail.” McCain and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) kicked off the forum (we will bring more coverage later today) with a question-and-answer session at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., about the bill’s prospects in the House after bipartisan (68–32) passage in the U.S. Senate. Without mentioning House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has said he...
  • McCain pleads with business leaders for help on immigration

    04/27/2013 8:08:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    Sen. John McCain on Friday pleaded with business leaders to rally behind the immigration reform bill that he negotiated as part of the Senate’s Gang of Eight. Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's immigration reform summit, McCain (R-Ariz.) said the bill needs the full-throated support of industry to make it to President Obama’s desk. “We need your help. We need you to inform the people you represent. We need their active support, not just passive,” McCain said. “We need all of you, we need all of the people you represent to be actively engaged in the community.” Business groups...
  • A Friend of the Tea Party. Really? [Grover Norquist-AMNESTY]

    04/24/2013 3:08:50 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | Oct 04, 2012 | Suzanne Webb
    Grover Norquist’s name surfaced recently in a publicized discussion about Islamic Jihadists that have taken root in America. No, he isn’t a Tea Party activist but apparently he’s identifying his 1985-founded ATR group with them and some Tea Parties are falling for it. The quote refers to the pair as a “Trojan Horse.” [Excerpted from The Washington Times, September 29, 2012] I suggest Grover Norquist is the only Trojan Horse and if anyone’s been ‘Trojan Horsed’ it’s been the Tea Party. Main stream media cites Norquist as “a conservative lobbyist and activist…responsible more than anyone else for rewriting the dogma...
  • McCain Defends Obama’s Anger Over Gun Measure (Yes, the idiot actually said this)

    04/19/2013 7:15:40 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 56 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/19/13 | c coren
    Sen. John McCain came to the defense of President Barack Obama Thursday, saying he understands the anger and emotion the president displayed when he denounced those who voted against a universal background check amendment as part of a larger Senate gun-control measure. McCain told CNN he sympathized with Obama's description of the vote on Wednesday as a “shameful” day in Washington because lawmakers failed to pass the legislation that grew out of the tragic December massacre of 20 schoolchildren and six educators in Newtown, Conn. “I understand how the president felt very strongly,” McCain said. “He was in Newtown. He...
  • Limbaugh Gives Rubio National Audience to Promote Amnesty

    04/18/2013 10:15:56 AM PDT · by Arm_Bears · 187 replies
    Why?
  • The Grover's Choice Award: Jihad Watch wins CPAC award, barred from receiving it

    03/06/2013 8:49:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/6/13 | Robert
    I was surprised and honored that Jihad Watch was among the nominees for the People's Choice Blog Award, sponsored by Right Wing News and TheTeaParty.net, to be awarded at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2013. As you can see from the vote above, Jihad Watch won decisively, getting over 50% of the vote in a field of fifteen. And I received confirmation of the victory from one of the organizers of the CPAC blog awards when I asked him when voting officially ended: From: XXXXXXXXX Subject: Re: You've Been Nominated For A People's Choice Award At the CPAC Blogger...
  • TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY TO LEAVE ADMINISTRATION [LaHood the RINO]

    01/29/2013 7:06:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Big story A P ^ | 1/29/13
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the only Republican still left in President Barack Obama's first-term Cabinet, says he plans to leave the Obama administration. The former congressman from Illinois says in an interview with The Associated Press that he intends to remain at the department until his successor is confirmed.
  • Without voter ID, your ballot might not count or Meet the State Chairman who paved the way for Obama

    11/07/2012 8:30:38 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, Pennsylvania ^ | 29 July 2012 | Robert A. Gleason, Jr.
    — Political ads, mailers, volunteers knocking on every door and daily news coverage. If you couldn’t tell, the presidential election is only a few months away and every candidate is jockeying for your vote. But, how would you feel if your vote didn’t even count? Philadelphia officials have released a report detailing that somewhere between 200 and 1,000 voting irregularities were uncovered in fewer than 1 percent of Philadelphia’s voting precincts during the 2012 primary. These voting “irregularities” included noncitizens voting, nonregistered citizens voting, machines registering more votes for a candidate than registered voters at that polling place, and even...
  • UN censors Norwegian girls' despot song

    08/10/2012 11:23:42 AM PDT · by Renfield · 29 replies
    The dreams of dozens of Norwegian girls ended in disenchantment on Saturday when organizers axed part of their show at the UN General Assembly in New York, citing concerns over lyrics listing some of history’s worst tyrants. The 46 members of the Norwegian Girls Choir had long looked forward to performing their song about war and peace at the General Assembly Hall, newspaper Aftenposten reports. But the girls, aged 12 to 19, never got to realize their ambition after the organizers of the Rhythms of One World Festival took fright on hearing the choir sound-check. As conductor Anne Karin Sundal-Ask...
  • America Needs No More Neo-Imperial Nonsense

    07/27/2012 4:35:18 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 71 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | Jul 23 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    <p>Triumphant in the first Gulf war, George H.W. Bush, in October 1991, went before the UN to declare that the US’s goal was now to build a “New World Order”.</p>
  • John Glenn Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of His Historic Flight

    02/24/2012 3:00:10 AM PST · by Makana · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2012 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – John Glenn fever has taken hold of Cape Canaveral once again. Three days before the 50th anniversary of his historic flight, the first American to orbit the Earth addressed employees at Kennedy Space Center. The NASA auditorium was packed Friday with hundreds of workers, many of whom stood along the walls to see the space legend. The 90-year-old Glenn was joined on stage by Scott Carpenter, 86, the only other survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. Glenn recalled how he and his fellow Mercury astronauts traveled to Cape Canaveral to watch a missile blast off....
  • Huntsman's Daughter: "He's More Chinese Than American" (and other great clips): Chinese Video

    11/06/2011 7:33:20 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies · 1+ views
    VOA China (in Chinese) ^ | 7 November 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    > Source: VOA China (video stream HERE.Candidate Huntsman's (I would add, a bit easy on the eyes) daughter talking about her father's personality orientation (more Chinese than American), Huntsman droning on in Chinese bragging about his closeness to the Red Chinese, and other fun stuff, all in Chinese from VOA China (a personal profile on the guy).
  • CA Insurance Commissioner Jones Sends Ramadan Greetings to Muslim Community

    08/05/2011 9:42:22 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies
    Insurance Commissioner of California ^ | 2 August 2011 | Dave Jones
    Insurance Commissioner Jones Sends Ramadan Greetings to Muslim Community Praises Muslims for Sharing their Religion, Culture and Heritage with Californians Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today sent warm wishes to Muslims across California as they begin their month-long celebration of Ramadan. "Since the early 20th century, Muslim Americans have enriched the fabric of California and have made tremendous contributions across the nation," said Commissioner Jones. "It's important to recognize those contributions during this special religious celebration." During Ramadan, Muslims fast, pray, and donate to charities in order to strengthen their relationship with God. It is intended to teach spirituality, humility and...
  • McCain: A National Disgrace

    02/06/2011 9:17:12 AM PST · by USSR Didnt Fall · 79 replies
    Rant | Feb 6, 2011 | TRT
    John McCain, so called maverick who at every turn has used his political capital to move this nation far left in the name of moderation. I worked for his campaign in 2008 because of his VP choice, and knew the background of the person he was running against. Immediately, I saw how unorganized his operations were and it seemed to me they were just going through the motions. The more I heard John say we need to tone down the rhetoric, the harder it became to show up and make calls. But once again I knew there was a promising...
  • (DIABLO) Kirk votes to support repeal of military gay ban

    12/18/2010 10:31:32 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-12-18
    (AP) Republican Mark Kirk broke with his majority of his party Saturday to support repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military, casting one of the first high-profile votes he’s faced as Illinois’ junior senator. The Senate voted 65-31 to let gays serve openly in the military. President Barack Obama was expected to sign the legislation next week, although the change wouldn’t take immediate effect. The House had passed an identical version of the bill, 250-175, on Wednesday. Kirk was one of six Republicans to break ranks. The move was a reversal for him after...
  • Graham: DREAM Act push damaged wider immigration reform effort (RINO planned amnesty push in 2011)

    12/18/2010 2:57:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-18 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Saturday that the failed Democratic effort to pass the DREAM Act in the lame duck session dealt a blow to future talks on a wider immigration bill. “It was an exercise to try and taint Republicans with Hispanic voters, knowing that the DREAM Act under these circumstances could never pass,” Graham told reporters in the Capitol after the bill sputtered on the floor. “What they have done on the DREAM Act is hurt overall comprehensive immigration reform,” he said. The DREAM Act, which would give legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the country...
  • Obama to tell Iran during UN: door open to engagement

    09/20/2010 2:31:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/20/10 | staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama will use his visit to the United Nations General Assembly later this week to emphasize to Iran that the "door is open" to them for international engagement, the White House said on Monday.
  • Save the Koran, burn the Constitution

    09/15/2010 1:48:58 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2010 | The Washington Times
    You can't burn a Koran in a crowded theater, and Supreme CourtJustice Stephen Breyer suggests that to placate foreign extremists, Koran burning might be banned everywhere else in America too. In an interview aired Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America,"Justice Breyer, who is on tour promoting his new book, averred that in the Internet age, speech traditionally protected by the First Amendment may have to be weighed against its global impact. George Stephanopoulos asked the justice about the canceled Sept. 11 Koran burning proposed by Pastor Terry Jones, and whether the fact that people riot in Afghanistan over what happens...
  • American Traitor Uses 9/11 Speech To Push Ground Zero Mosque!

    09/11/2010 6:59:08 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 48 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | September 11, 2010 | Gargantua
    I just watched our "president" give his 9/11 address, and I was amazed. I have seen this man twist and distort and outright lie for five years now. I am still stunned at what I just heard. As tone-deaf and arrogant as we have come to know this empty-suit to be, he just set a new low for even himself. The thrust of his entire 9/11 address was a very thinly-veiled scolding for those who oppose the Ground Zero Mosque. The man is a shameless pig who routinely defiles the office he feigns to hold. I am going to be...
  • Islam's Complex, But Not a Threat (multiple Barf alert required)

    08/31/2010 7:49:00 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 39 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 31, 2010 | Winthrop Quigley
    The culture of America is always under siege. Countless new arrivals have transformed American culture over the generations. Muslims from places as diverse as Morocco, Albania and Malaysia will change American culture, too. Whoever follows them will change it again. The idea that a handful of Islamic radicals can destroy a nation of 300 million people protected by the world's largest military is absurd. But questions about the Muslim world and its intentions toward the United States deserve answers, and I don't mean the ignorant rants polluting cyberspace. Fortunately, we have Karen Armstrong, a former Roman Catholic nun and an...
  • John McCain claims he “never supported amnesty” (LIAR!)

    06/23/2010 10:11:22 AM PDT · by AuntB · 114 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | June 22, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    Fox News reporter Jennifer Steinhauser recently spent a few days following Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) around Arizona, on his re-election campaign. Not surprisingly, the topic which voters continue to hound the Senator on is that of illegal immigration. During a town hall meeting at a North Scottsdale library, a man named Richard Martin railed against McCain, saying: “We all know what happened after 9/11. Why didn’t you close this border down? Where were you, Senator?” Steinhauser reports that over the three days she spent with the McCain campaign, the most commonly asked question was why he supported amnesty for illegal...
  • Not-So-Super, Grover (Norquist joins homosexual activist group)

    06/18/2010 8:16:34 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 31 replies · 783+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | 6/18/2010 | FRC
    I was somewhat surprised to see that Americans for Tax Reform's president, Grover Norquist, has decided to join the Advisory Council of the homosexual group GOProud. Grover is usually a masterful Republican strategist and coalition builder -- but in this case, he seems prepared to compromise a unified conservative movement in order to appease a tiny minority of the overall population. GOProud is not a conservative organization that happens to be gay. It's a homosexual organization that's marginally conservative. GOProud's own website explains just how radical its priorities are. This is a group that opposes the death tax and ObamaCare...
  • Obama: I am fully committed to “the Mexican people” — as I trash Arizonians (video)

    05/22/2010 6:49:12 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 53 replies · 1,291+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 05/22/10 | jeff j
    Obama supports the Mexican people — while opposing the people of Arizona! As Limbaugh would say, “What country does this guy think he’s the president of?”...
  • Phony Luis Gutierrez (D Mexico City): Living with Hispanics good for your family but not for mine

    05/04/2010 7:13:03 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies · 678+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | May 4, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    During Saturday’s illegal rally supporting illegal aliens outside of the White House Congressman Luis Gutierrez was arrested chanting “Si se puede” (Yes, it is possible) and wearing a shirt saying “Arrest me not my friends” in English. Gutierrez has made a career out of helping illegal aliens drain whatever they could out of America. Here’s some information about the hypocritical Luis Gutierrez. Gutierrez doesn’t live in the district he represents. This is legal but it raises suspicions. He’s recently moved his family from Chicago’s 60647 zip code which has become saturated with Hispanics. The racial breakdown of 60647 is 68%...
  • Pakistan arrests 'halt secret UN contacts with Taliban'

    03/18/2010 7:49:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 264+ views
    BBC News, Oslo ^ | Friday, 19 March 2010 | Lyse Doucet
    The UN's former envoy to Afghanistan, Kai Eide, has strongly criticised Pakistan's recent arrest of high-ranking Taliban leaders. Mr Eide told the BBC the arrests had completely stopped a channel of secret communications with the UN. Pakistani officials insist the arrests were not an attempt to spoil talks. Mr Eide confirmed publicly for the first time that his secret contacts with senior Taliban members had begun a year ago. He said they involved face-to-face talks in Dubai and elsewhere... Mr Eide said there were now many channels of communication with the Taliban, including those involving senior representatives of Afghan President...
  • Why I Parted Ways With The Right(LGF Blames Free Republic)

    11/30/2009 7:40:52 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 188 replies · 11,078+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 11-30-09 | Charles Johnson
    (Reason #)8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)
  • Obama disgraces our Nation and Troops by refusing to show them some respect (photo as evidence)

    11/12/2009 12:33:02 AM PST · by Prole · 69 replies · 5,677+ views
    Flickr ^ | November 12, 2009 | Flickr
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I apologize up front for this vanity, but this photo is very telling. In the photo, we see our military rendering honors to the Veterans (both deceased and still with us). Why is it that this punk stands there with his hands folded? He makes it really obvious that he could really care less about America and our great Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and Merchant Marines. Why does he fail to salute our Veterans and our great society?
  • Climate bill's 'emergency provision' gives Obama strong-man powers

    Here’s how: The bills require a federal declaration of a “climate emergency” if world greenhouse gas levels reach 450 parts per million. Guess what? The Pacific Northwest National Lab says it is a virtual certainty that level will be reached within a few months. The bill then requires the president to “direct all Federal agencies to use existing statutory authority to take appropriate actions...to address shortfalls" in achieving needed greenhouse gas reductions. The Examiner's David Freddoso reports that Sen. David Vitter, R-LA, is holding a news conference later today concerning this provision. Vitter wonders if companies that support cap-and-trade in...
  • Islamic Jihad, not George W. Bush, is responsible for the Fort Hood tragedy...(Hello Obama)

    11/10/2009 7:07:58 AM PST · by IrishMike · 10 replies · 1,007+ views
    NY Examiner ^ | November 6, 2009 | William Hughes
    Watching the coverage of the national tragedy in Fort Hood, one is forced into one of two conclusions regarding the media--either they are absolute idiots or they are politically correct cowards. Either way this nation is in for a world of hurt. The much-maligned 43rd president of the United States for the most part, rightly understood that America is at war with radical Islam. For some reason, the talking heads in the media and the Obama administration have yet to figure that out. The media was beside itself yesterday and much of the morning today trying to wonder why this...
  • Barack Obama ready to slash US nuclear arsenal(Pentagon told to map out radical cuts)

    09/20/2009 2:48:19 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 326 replies · 13,817+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | Sep 20, 2009 | Julian Borger
    Barack Obama has demanded the Pentagon conduct a radical review of US nuclear weapons doctrine to prepare the way for deep cuts in the country's arsenal, the Guardian can reveal. Obama has rejected the Pentagon's first draft of the "nuclear posture review" as being too timid, and has called for a range of more far-reaching options consistent with his goal of eventually abolishing nuclear weapons altogether, according to European officials.
  • With missile move, Obama hands Russia a gift

    09/17/2009 11:16:18 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies · 703+ views
    Reuters Analysis ^ | September 17, 2009 | Steve Holland
    President Barack Obama essentially handed Russia a gift on Thursday with his decision to roll back a planned U.S. missile defense in eastern Europe. The Russian government had loudly protested U.S. plans begun by Obama's predecessor, Republican George W. Bush, to deploy an anti-missile system in eastern Europe that the United States insisted had been aimed at defending against a potential missile attack from Iran. Obama's...move drew praise from fellow Democrats and some arms control advocates who saw the Bush plan as aimed at a Iranian missile threat that did not yet exist... But Republicans and missile-defense advocates called the...
  • McCain says 'no' to potential DOJ torture probe [but says "we all know bad things were done"]

    07/12/2009 2:59:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 870+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-07-12
    (snip) "No. I fought against waterboarding," the Arizona Republican said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I have spoken out as forcibly as possible everywhere against what went on. It harms our image so much around the world when photographs come out. We all know bad things were done. We all know the operators were under orders to do so… I agree with the president of the United States it's time to move on, and not look back." (snip)
  • Cantor open to second stimulus with tax cuts

    07/06/2009 11:23:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 55 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06 July 2009 | Walter Alarkon
    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said that Republicans would work with President Obama on a second stimulus bill, as long as it's like the tax cut-heavy package the GOP proposed earlier. Cantor told reporters Monday that Obama made a mistake by pushing through a $787 billion stimulus bill in February that had too much government spending. With the economy still scuffling and unemployment approaching 10 percent, Cantor said that Republicans could back new stimulus legislation that focuses on help for small businesses. "We stand ready and willing to work with the president to produce a bill that will actually...
  • Vichy Republicans

    05/25/2009 12:54:14 PM PDT · by Bratch · 19 replies · 1,239+ views
    Red State ^ | May 25, 2007 | Erick Erickson
    The year is 2003. Tom Ridge is chatting, explaining what’s going on with Homeland Security, having a seemingly good time. His good natured counterpart in the conversation lets Ridge run with the conversation. The other party in the conversation is Rush Limbaugh. Ridge had called into Rush’s show. Over the past twenty years Rush has been on the air, people like Powell, Ridge, and others have had no problem using Rush to air their policy views, defend themselves, and chat. And in those twenty years, as anyone who has regularly listened to Rush can tell you, the substantive coverage of...
  • Specter: Reagan’s GOP is gone [attacks GOP, Club for Growth, conservatives]

    05/03/2009 12:56:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies · 1,448+ views
    On Sunday talk shows, he says the 'big tent' party of Reagan and the late Jack Kemp has been replaced by rigid conservatism. BY MARK TRUMBULL Sen. Arlen Specter (D) of Pennsylvania and leaders of the party he bolted last week surprisingly struck a chord of near agreement in discussing the future of the Republican Party Sunday. The question of whether the party can stage a revival without welcoming Northeastern moderates came to the fore on television talk shows Sunday morning. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Senator Specter blamed the inner workings of the conservative movement for his own departure,...
  • Exclusive: Obama Attorney Threatens Distinguished Veteran on Obama Birth Certificate Issue: Why?

    04/15/2009 12:21:33 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 70 replies · 3,513+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters.org ^ | April 15, 2009 | Margaret Calhoun Hemenway
    After the flippant dismissal by U.S. Circuit Court Judge James Robertson of the lawsuit to attempt to determine whether Barack Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as President, D.C. attorney John Hemenway received a letter from a lawyer representing Barack Obama and Joe Biden, his Vice President.  (Hemenway had enjoined the suit launched by Hillary Clinton's ally, Philip Berg, the former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania and attorney Lawrence Joyce of Arizona, in an attempt to force President Obama to disclose his birth records, currently being protected against public scrutiny by the Obama legal team at a reported cost of as much as one million dollars.) ...
  • Darwin’s quisling (Charles Kingsley)

    04/08/2009 6:46:24 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies · 571+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Russell Grigg
    Darwin’s quisling (Charles Kingsley) Clergymen betraying the faith they profess is not new. But perhaps none was as destructive as the famous author who smoothed the way for Darwin...
  • Obama bows down to Saudi King

    04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 987 replies · 37,692+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    April 02, 2009Obama bows down to Saudi KingClarice Feldman I am quite certain that this is not the protocol, and is most unbecoming a President of the United States.
  • Ex-Bush admin official: Many at Gitmo are innocent

    03/19/2009 3:08:12 PM PDT · by pissant · 26 replies · 1,215+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 3/19/09 | Andrea Selsky
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Many detainees locked up at Guantanamo were innocent men swept up by U.S. forces unable to distinguish enemies from noncombatants, a former Bush administration official said Thursday. "There are still innocent people there," Lawrence B. Wilkerson, a Republican who was chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, told The Associated Press. "Some have been there six or seven years." Wilkerson, who first made the assertions in an Internet posting on Tuesday, told the AP he learned from briefings and by communicating with military commanders that the U.S. soon realized many Guantanamo detainees were...
  • Maddow: You Take Mr. Barack’s Dime, You Support Mr. Barack’s Policies

    03/12/2009 7:28:46 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies · 1,565+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barack Obama bought and paid for these banks. They better get in line behind his plan to abolish the secret ballot in unionization elections. That’s Rachel Maddow’s position. The MSNBC host is furious that banks taking bail-out funds have the audacity to do what they think is in the best interest of their businesses, instead of supporting the president’s scheme to do away with what most Americans consider a sacred element of democracy: the secret ballot. Apparently Citi and Bank of America have hosted conference calls in which opposition was expressed to the Obama-backed, Orwellian-named, Employee Free Choice Act, which...
  • Obama Ponders Outreach to Elements of the Taliban

    03/07/2009 1:50:01 PM PST · by libsmacker75 · 36 replies · 1,044+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 7 March 2009 | Helene Cooper and Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    In an interview with The Times, President Obama opened the door to a reconciliation process in which the American military would reach out to elements of the Taliban.
  • Indonesia Shows Islam, Modernity Coexist: Clinton

    02/18/2009 10:45:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 50 replies · 934+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2009
    Indonesia shows Islam, modernity coexist: Clinton 17 Feb 2009 By Arshad Mohammed and Ed Davies JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held up Indonesia on Wednesday as proof that modernity and Islam can coexist as she visited the country where U.S. President Barack Obama spent four years as a boy. Clinton's 24-hour stay in the world's most populous Muslim nation underlined Obama's desire to forge a better relationship with the Islamic world, where his predecessor George W. Bush's policies were deeply unpopular, notably the invasion of Iraq. Clinton, on her first trip as secretary of state, said...
  • Obama to present multilateral credentials in Munich

    02/04/2009 8:45:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 409+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb. 4, 2009
    President Barack Obama will send his Vice President Joseph Biden and a top-level delegation to the Munich Security Conference this weekend to hear what US allies have to say before his new foreign policies go into effect. Biden's speech at the conference Saturday was billed by an Obama official who requested anonimity as "the first major foreign policy of this White House." While Obama focuses on the economic crisis back home, Biden in Europe "will outline the sort of vision of foreign policy and national security policy that this administration brings to the world stage now that it's in power,"...