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  • Obama to Issue Gay Rights Executive Order

    06/16/2014 12:16:26 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 66 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 16, 2014 18:14 GMT | Associated Press
    President Barack Obama will sign an order banning federal government contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender workers, officials have said. The executive order follows years of pressure from gay rights groups. Mr Obama cannot extend the protection to all American workers, however. The order comes after far broader anti-discrimination legislation stalled in the Republican-led House of Representatives. The executive order will apply only to federal contractors, which employ nearly one-quarter of the US workforce.
  • Classified Briefing on Bergdahl Trade Doesn't Answer Questions for Critics

    06/04/2014 6:01:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 4, 2014 | Elahe Izadi and Sarah Mimms
    Administration officials showed senators video of Bergdahl to support claims that his health was failing. The Obama administration gave senators a classified briefing Wednesday night on just what thinking went into the prisoner trade to recover Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Afghanistan. But that won't end questions from Congress. "This gentleman needs to be looked into, quite extensively," said Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., following the briefing, referring to questions about whether Bergdahl deserted the military. During the classified briefing, senators were shown a roughly minute-and-a-half-long "proof of life" video of Bergdahl, which the Taliban had provided, in which the soldier "didn't...
  • The case for impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama

    06/03/2014 9:14:58 AM PDT · by lyby · 47 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Allen West
    This morning on WMALs “Morning on the Mall” radio show with hosts Brian and Larry I was asked a simple question relating to the Taliban prisoner release and impeachment of the president. I responded yes that in this current case, the U.S. House of Representatives should file articles of impeachment against Barack Hussein Obama.
  • House Intel Chair Mike Rogers: Obama ´Violated the Law´ with Bergdahl Deal

    06/01/2014 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/14 | staff
    On Sunday’s “State of the Union” on CNN, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) explained to moderator Candy Crowley why the Obama administration’s deal to secure American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl’s release for five Guantanamo detainees was a bad deal and broke law. According to Rogers, this sends the wrong message to terrorists around the world. “[W]e have other means to use, and remember, they came to Congress about a year ago and we're thinking about doing these negotiations. And by the way, they didn't get a very warm reception from either party in the national security...
  • Hagel: U.S. didn’t negotiate with terrorists in securing Bergdahl’s release

    06/01/2014 9:56:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the U.S. did not negotiate with terrorists in the process of exchanging the transfer of five terrorism suspects for the release of the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan. “We didn’t negotiate with terrorists,” Mr. Hagel said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And I said and explained before, Sergeant Bergdahl is a prisoner of war. That’s a normal process in getting your prisoners back.” Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban Saturday, with the government of Qatar serving as a go-between. Qatar is taking custody of five...
  • Obama looks to fill fall scorecard with regulations, going small-bore

    09/15/2013 10:41:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 15, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama hopes to fill his 2012 campaign scorecard this fall by focusing on executive actions and smaller-bore legislative items. Progress on the president’s big-ticket agenda of gun control, immigration reform and the budget has been stymied by a gridlocked Congress, but the White House thinks Obama can still score several political victories. “We’ll continue to work with folks on both sides of the aisle to find common ground around common-sense ideas that’ll help middle class families. In the meantime, the president has also taken a series of executive actions,” said White House spokesman Bobby Whithorne. “These steps aren’t a...
  • Michelle: 'Barack Has Done Phenomenal Job Working Around Congress'

    10/03/2012 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/3/12
    MICHELLE OBAMA ON The TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW: Well, we’re understanding that, you know, you can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways. And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues. But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have...
  • "2016: Obama's America"-A Review and the Biggest Failure of All

    09/04/2012 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 40 replies
    Pat Fish's Blog ^ | 9/4/12 | Pat Fish
    The theater was packed. "2016: Obama's America" was playing at the local Midway theater in Lewes, Delaware. The movie run began the Friday before Labor Day and I rejoiced. No one goes to the movies "downey ocean" on Labor Day weekend. I decided to go on Labor Day proper. Let the tourists stay at the beach, I was going to the movies. The place was packed. Oh there were a few empty seats but believe me, I go to those movies all the time, granddaughter in tow, and usually about the same time, a middle of the day hour, a...
  • Obama Calls for Amendment Limiting Free-Speech Rights

    08/30/2012 12:01:02 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies
    Obama Calls for Amendment Limiting Free-Speech Rights By Matt Cover August 30, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama endorsed a constitutional amendment that would restrict the free-speech rights of political activist groups by overturning the Supreme Court decision in the landmark Citizens United v FEC case that granted First Amendment rights to corporations. “Over the longer term, I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United,” Obama wrote during a question and answer session on the website Reddit on Wednesday. “Even if the amendment process falls short, it can shine a spotlight of...
  • Trouble in paradise: Maldives and Islamic extremism

    02/12/2012 9:21:03 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 26 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | February 12, 2012 | Amal Jayasinghe
    At the Maldives' National Museum, smashed Buddhist statues are testament to the rise of Islamic extremism and Taliban-style intolerance in a country famous as a laid-back holiday destination. On Tuesday, as protesters backed by mutinous police toppled president Mohamed Nasheed, a handful of men stormed the Chinese-built museum and destroyed its display of priceless artefacts from the nation's pre-Islamic era. "They have effectively erased all evidence of our Buddhist past," a senior museum official told AFP at the now shuttered building in the capital Male, asking not to be named out of fear for his own safety. "We lost all...
  • Obama Talks Up Entitlement Changes as Dems Resist (Holy Cow!)

    08/16/2011 12:17:25 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 Aug 2011 | Jim Angle
    President Obama has again acknowledged the necessity of doing something many Democrats fiercely oppose -- reforming entitlement programs, such as Medicare and Social Security. On a Midwest bus tour stop in Minnesota, Obama spoke in favor of changes to entitlement programs being eyed by the 12-member congressional committee charged with finding budget savings that will get past partisan gridlock, stave off future credit downgrades and increase the federal debt. "There have been times when our side, when Democrats aren’t always as flexible as we need to be," Obama said. "Sometimes I do get frustrated when I hear folks say, 'You...
  • Obama makes 6 recess appointments

    12/29/2010 6:54:29 PM PST · by tarpit · 32 replies · 11+ views
    CNN ^ | December 29, 2010 | Ed Henry
    Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) -- Taking time out from his Hawaiian vacation to assert some executive authority, President Barack Obama on Wednesday used a series of recess appointments to override Republican objections to several nominees.