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  • Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story? (Obama funding)

    09/23/2012 3:07:39 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 38 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | Septwmber 22, 2012 | Frank Miele
    Searching old newspapers is one of my favorite pastimes, and I have tried to use them many times to shed light on current events - or to inform readers about how the past is prologue to our very interesting present-day quandaries. Recently, I came across a syndicated column from November 1979 that seemed to point 30 years into the future toward an obscure campaign issue that arose briefly in the 2008 presidential campaign. Though by no means definitive, it provides an interesting insight, at least, into how Chicago politics intersected with the black power movement and Middle Eastern money at...
  • FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist "sleeper cell" linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar

    04/20/2013 5:27:35 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 355 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | 21 April 2013 | Staff
    The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers. Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack. More than 1,000 FBI agents were last night working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours before Dzhokhar’s dramatic capture after a bloody shootout on Friday. A source close to the investigation said: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and...
  • FINAL REPORT: Obama's Birth Announcements Fail To Indicate "Natural Born" Status

    04/02/2011 3:13:05 PM PDT · by Creme Brulee · 233 replies
    The Daily Pen ^ | April 2, 2011 | Penbrook Johannson
    A new investigation of Obama’s birth announcements appearing in Hawaii’s two primary newspapers in August, 1961 shows, conclusively, they were the result of a registration record taken by the municipal health authority, not a medically verified “Live" birth documented as occurring at a Hawaiian hospital, per an officially defined "vital event" by the U.S. Department of Health, National Vital Statistics Division protocols.
  • FAC Filed in Lawsuit About Obama's Bogus Social Security Number...

    03/24/2011 9:50:08 PM PDT · by csd · 19 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | March 24, 2011 | BirtherReport.com
    As reported here and here, attorney Orly Taitz filed a Freedom of Information violation suit regarding Obama's questionable social security number reserved for Connecticut applicants and the continued stonewalling by the Social Security Administration on numerous FOIA requests. Attorney Taitz just filed her First Amended Complaint in the case. Attorney Taitz reports that she has obtained new documents that prove Obama lied about his days at Columbia University. Fullcomplaint with exhibits embedded below... Via Attorney Taitz: First Amended Complaint submitted today in DC. Newly uncovered documents show that Obama was defrauding the nation re his Columbia university records, he was...
  • Bill Kristol’s Moronic Quote of the Day

    03/23/2011 3:55:06 PM PDT · by DB9 · 60 replies · 1+ views
    C4P ^ | March 23, 2011 | Doug Brady
    Today’s moronic quote of the day belongs to Weekly Standard (Weakly Standard?) editor Bill Kristol, and it wasn’t even close. Via CBS News (emphasis mine): “I have a high regard for Sarah Palin, but I will say I’ve been disappointed since she resigned as governor,” he said. “I thought she had a real chance to take the lead on a few policy issues, do a little more in terms of framing the policy agenda. I don’t think she’s done that." So, according to this beltway genius, she hasn’t taken the lead on ”policy issues” or helped with “framing the policy...
  • Islamist sleeper cells in U.S.--secretly lying in wait

    02/21/2011 11:17:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    The examinier ^ | 2/21/11 | Anthony Martin
    On a tip provided by a concerned American yesterday, information has been discovered indicating a widespread network of radical Islamist sleeper cells in the U.S. that have quietly blended in with communities so as not to arouse suspicion. Evidence indicates that the cells are lying in wait, possibly in order to receive a signal to embark on a simultaneous mission to murder hundreds of citizens. Several pieces of information from several sources indicate a troublesome scenario. First, counter-terrorism experts have noted for years that the nation's borders are so shockingly insecure that terrorists would have relatively little trouble gaining entrance...
  • Man arrested for taking pictures at MIA

    01/18/2011 8:39:53 PM PST · by ExSoldier · 82 replies
    WSVN News CH 7 Miami ^ | 1/18/2011 | Staff
    STORYMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WSVN) -- A man has been arrested after, officials said, he caused a security scare at a South Florida airport. On Jan. 11, Miami-Dade Police officers stopped Oluwole Aboyade in the Dolphin parking garage at MIA after he reportedly began taking pictures of sensitive areas at the airport. According to a Miami-Dade Police report, an officer said he became alarmed when he saw Aboyade taking pictures of buildings, surveillance cameras, airport runways and restricted areas. When the police approached the Nigerian national, he said he would remain silent. The police report read, "Mr. Aboyade was observed walking...
  • GOP House Contenders Flying under the Radar

    10/14/2010 6:55:14 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2010 | By Richard Baehr
    November 2nd could see some big, unpleasant surprises for incumbent Democrats in the House of Representatives. Strong GOP contenders, largely unnoticed by the national media and party bigwigs, are making bold plays for seats long regarded as belonging to the Democrats. ...If the Likely Democratic and Likely Republican seats are excluded, then 99 Democratic held seats are in play, and only six Republican held seats. Nate Silver of the fivethirtyeight.com blog currently rates 39 Democrat-held seats as leaning or likely to turn over, with only two GOP seats in that category. There are another twenty Democrat-held seats he rates as...
  • What happened to the Zot Party?

    09/27/2010 4:53:55 AM PDT · by GrandSportC3 · 156 replies · 1+ views
    When the Tea Party first started out, I was a enthusiastic supporter.. The Tea Party perfectly represented what my views are.. I'm a 100% fiscal conservative and I believe in small government on ALL issues. In the beginning, the Tea Party seemed to be such movement that would support candidates based on FISCAL issues. Initially, that was the case and people like Scott Brown have been elected. However, since then, it seems like the Tea Party Express and other Tea Party organizations have been hijacked by the social conservative wing of the GOP (i.e. Sarah Palin). Social issues were introduced...
  • Obama Muslim Cover-Up!

    08/31/2010 7:57:06 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 36 replies
    Globe ^ | None
    President Barack Obama REALLY is a Muslim, say political insiders who insist he's hiding the truth from Americans as part of a plan to build a mosque near New York's World Trade Center, which was destroyed on 9-11.
  • 'Grim Sleeper' (California serial killer) Suspect Collected $300K in Pension Payments, Report

    08/23/2010 5:35:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    KTLA ^ | 8/20/10
    'Grim Sleeper' Suspect Collected $300K in Pension Payments, ReportLonnie Franklin Jr. is suspected of killing 10 women and one man over a 22 year period. KTLA News 11:37 AM PDT, August 20, 2010 LOS ANGELES -- The man accused of being the notorious " Grim Sleeper" serial killer has reportedly collected $300,000 in pension payments, and will continue to collect them until he dies. City documents obtained by L.A. Weekly show that Lonnie Franklin Jr., 57, has been collecting monthly disability pension checks from the L.A. pension system for 19 years after being injured while working as a garbage collector....
  • Spy suspects had interests in science, finance

    06/29/2010 11:33:17 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Associated Press
    One hobnobbed with academics and entrepreneurs who shared his interest in cutting-edge science. Another spoke five languages, went to embassy parties and was fascinated by global politics. A third held herself out to be a venture capitalist and hit the networking circuit, looking for investment opportunities. The 11 people arrested and accused of being members of a Russian spy ring operating under deep cover in America's suburbs appear to have been part of a slow and patient plan by Moscow to cultivate contacts in the U.S. who could yield vital competitive information — not necessarily on weapons or U.S. strategic...
  • Ex-Spy Says 50 Undercover Couples in U.S

    06/29/2010 11:09:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 6/30/2010 | The Associated Press
    One of the Cold War's most famous defectors said Tuesday that Russia may have as many as 50 deep-cover couples spying inside the United States. Oleg Gordievsky, a former deputy head of the KGB in London who defected in 1985, said President Dmitry Medvedev would know the number of illegal operatives in each target country. The 71-year-old ex-double agent said that, based on his experience in Russian intelligence, he estimates that Moscow likely has 40 to 50 couples operating undercover in the United States. "For the KGB, there's usually 40 to 50 couples, all illegal," said Gordievsky, who defected to...
  • Supreme Court Sleeper Agent: Elena Kagan

    05/11/2010 9:40:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 679+ views
    human events ^ | 5/11/10 | Flagg K. Youngblood
    Elena Kagan, the President’s pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, is an affable and intelligent Trojan horse. Obama’s high court nominee has been groomed for years, standing ready for the judicial mission of advancing the secular-progressive agenda, if confirmed, for decades to come. Conservatives can (and must!) build a coalition to defeat Kagan’s nomination.
  • Welfare WAR is on FRONT IS OREGON

    01/28/2010 9:45:45 AM PST · by New Hope Conservitive · 99 replies · 1,515+ views
    Its on Oregon voters fire first shots at the rich, The rich are trenched in and planning a stunning blow to the hungry,homeless,lifetime welfare class. Many of the rich are warm and comfortable in there homes and offices, they plan on getting signatures to bring the fatal blow in the conflict. The weapon of legislation by way of proxy. The money is coming in and soon the ballet box will be stuffed with ballots on them a law stopping all funding of welfare funding. Welfare troops are having a hard time focusing due to not having a leader to tell...
  • FBI says Hasan wasn't involved in terrorist activities (nothing to see, now, just move along)

    11/12/2009 1:15:16 PM PST · by mojito · 58 replies · 1,953+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/12/2009 | GUILLEROM CONTRERAS
    The FBI said today that it appears Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan acted alone in the Fort Hood shootings, and was not involved in terrorist activities when a joint terrorism task force crossed paths with him last year. “At this point, there is no information to indicate Major Nidal Malik Hasan had any co-conspirators or was part of a broader terrorist plot,” the FBI said in a statement. “The investigation to date has not identified a motive, and a number of possibilities remain under consideration. We are working with the military to obtain, review and analyze all information relating to Major...
  • 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
  • Ft. Hood Shooter Hasan Too Close To Israeli Ambassador to U.S. at D.C. Event (VIDEO FOUND!) Jan 2009

    11/07/2009 6:34:51 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 151 replies · 6,727+ views
    Spending the better half of one day and one night searching the internet for information on the Ft. Hood Muslim shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, I have found this disturbing 2009 video from the online archives of C-Span in which the terrorist appears. There has been some reference to this video in US media but not widespread it seems. It is located HEREat C-Span.Nidal Malik Hasan was apparantly an invited guest to a public address in Washington by the Israeli Ambassador to the US, Sallai Meridor. Shooter Hasan took a seat in the second row nearly across from the...
  • 9/11 families applaud Obama at meeting on Guantanamo

    02/07/2009 10:01:10 AM PST · by NoPrisoners · 45 replies · 2,107+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | Friday, February 6, 2009 | Margaret Talev and Carol Rosenberg
    WASHINGTON — After an emotional, private meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, survivors and victims' relatives of two al Qaida attacks said Friday that the president quelled some of their fears about closing the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention center, promised them an "open-door" policy and a hand in shaping anti-terror policies, and said he is considering a modified military commission system to try detainees. In a question-and-answer period with Obama that lasted about 35 minutes, some of the roughly 40 attendees affected by the USS Cole and Sept. 11, 2001, attacks emphasized concerns that a year might...
  • Barack Obama Does Parade Magazine January 2009 [Barf Alert]

    President Elect Barak Obama and his family graces the January 2009 cover of Parade Magazine. The magazine asks Barak to tell the magazine what he wants for his children. Barak decided to write the following very personal letter to them: Dear Malia and Sasha,
  • "Enemy combatant" will be early test for Obama (Ali al-Marri, accused al Qaeda "sleeper" agent)

    01/07/2009 7:20:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 494+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/07/09 | Harriet McLeod
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – The case of Ali al-Marri, accused of being an al Qaeda "sleeper" agent and held for 5-1/2 years at a U.S. military prison in South Carolina, will be an early test for President-elect Barack Obama. In his first month in office, Obama will have to tell the Supreme Court whether he will abandon his predecessor's claim that anyone the president deems a national security threat can be imprisoned indefinitely without charges in the United States. Marri is the only person still held in the United States as an "enemy combatant." His case is a test...
  • Huma 101 (Huma Abedin: Muslim Assist. to the Secretary of State)

    12/23/2008 4:54:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies · 1,206+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 05 Dec 2008 | Marc Ambider
    I've been a Clinton Kremlinologist for years, and although there are many armor-plated guardians of Clinton's inner circle, Huma Abedin has been the toughest to crack. No exaggeration: with Clinton heading to State, Abedin is going to be a major force in American diplomacy for the next several years. -snip- She is also a Muslim who speaks fluent Arabic --her mother runs a university in Saudi Arabia -- and brings that perspective on a complex part of the world to HRC's sphere. it's not uncommon to see Huma on Bill Clinton's important trips to the region, because he too values...
  • 'Socialist,' 'Muslim' — Ugly reception for Obama

    10/19/2008 1:04:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 135 replies · 5,103+ views
    'Socialist,' 'Muslim' — Ugly reception for Obama By: Politico Staff October 19, 2008 03:56 PM EST Barack Obama's stop at Cape Fear BBQ and Chicken in Fayetteville, N.C., this afternoon underscored the continued resistance of some voters to his candidacy — and his identity. The trip, according to a pool report, offered “some powerful and at times ugly interaction.” Campaigning in a traditionally Republican state, the Democratic nominee found lots of supporters of John McCain, at least one woman who believes the Illinois senator is a "closet Muslim" — and another who repeatedly shouted “Socialist.” The following is a compilation...
  • A new poll shows Colorado voters support McCain and Obama equally. [Obama collapsing in Colorado]

    10/19/2008 11:31:34 AM PDT · by rumrunner · 71 replies · 3,533+ views
    Securing their reputations as independent-minded swing voters... the two presidential candidates tied at 44 percent
  • Limbaugh: Where are the inexperienced, white liberals Powell has endorsed?

    10/19/2008 9:58:26 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies · 3,632+ views
    Politico ^ | October 19, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    Rush Limbaugh said Colin Powell's decision to get behind Barack Obama appeared to be very much tied to Obama's status as the first African-American with a chance to become president. "Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race," Limbaugh wrote in an email. "OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I'll let you know what I come up with." As for Powell's statement of concern this morning about the sort of Supreme Court justices a President McCain might appoint, Limbaugh wrote:...
  • McCain fails the big five tests (Like BO would do better?)

    10/19/2008 5:47:50 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 37 replies · 1,096+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/19/08 | Michael Smerconish
    I've decided. My conclusion comes after reading the candidates' memoirs and campaign platforms, attending both party conventions, interviewing both men multiple times, and watching all primary and general-election debates. ---snip--- last Saturday I stood amid the crowd at an Obama event in North Philadelphia. Five considerations have moved me:
  • For president: Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois (Daily Herald, Suburban Chicago)

    10/19/2008 5:33:07 AM PDT · by NewsJunqui · 21 replies · 618+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | 10/19/2008 | Daily Herald Editorial Board
    In almost every political campaign, as the candidates go before the voters, they describe the election as one of the most important in history. Usually, that overused description is little more than hyperbole, flattering rhetoric meant to engage the voters. This election, it is actually true. This year, our foreign policy is in disarray, our country is polarized, our politics is unduly partisan and out of touch, and our economy is on the brink of the worst financial calamity since the Great Depression. To respond to those challenges, the nation needs a confident change in direction. We believe Sen. Barack...
  • McCain-Palin use the 'S' word

    10/18/2008 11:12:53 AM PDT · by pissant · 57 replies · 1,447+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/18/08 | Steve Brusk
    CONCORD, North Carolina (CNN) – John McCain stepped up his rhetoric against Barack Obama on taxes in his weekly radio address, comparing his plan to socialist programs that would “convert the IRS into a giant welfare agency, redistributing massive amounts of wealth.” The remarks were part of a theme McCain has used since the final presidential debate that criticizes Obama’s philosophy, but his most recent comments were the first time he directly invoked the word 'socialist.' His running mate, Sarah Palin, has used the word in speeches the last two days as well. In the pre-taped radio address, McCain said,...
  • Fact check: Obama said he would 'spread his wealth around'? (CNN continues the lies for Obama)

    10/18/2008 8:47:45 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies · 2,187+ views
    cnn ^ | 10/18/2008 | cnn
    The Statement Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, during a speech on October 16 outside Philadelphia, recounted the story of "Joe the Plumber," a man who held a conversation with Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama and who became the surprise star of the candidates' October 15 debate when McCain gave an account of the story. McCain said the man told Obama, "'Look, I've been working all my life — 10, 12 hours. I want to buy the business I'm in, but you're going to raise my taxes.' And you know what Senator Obama had to say to Joe? He wanted...
  • McCain suggests Obama tax policies are socialist

    10/18/2008 8:16:12 AM PDT · by flyfree · 48 replies · 1,129+ views
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  • LA Times Endorses Obama

    10/18/2008 5:08:06 AM PDT · by pleikumud · 44 replies · 957+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 10/18/2008 | L.A. Times Editorial
    Our nation has never before had a candidate like Obama, a man born in the 1960s, of black African and white heritage, raised and educated abroad as well as in the United States, and bringing with him a personal narrative that encompasses much of the American story but that, until now, has been reflected in little of its elected leadership. The excitement of Obama's early campaign was amplified by that newness.
  • New York - Target Stores Removing Fisher Price Doll That Says 'Islam Is The Light'

    10/07/2008 4:28:17 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 42 replies · 3,886+ views
    Feedsburner ^ | 10/07/08 | Fox
    New York - The doll said... what?! A cute doll that should coo, sounds like it's spouting a message of hate. The doll is called the Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle and Coo. It's made by Fisher Price and sold by stores all over the country.
  • GAFFNEY: Meet Obama's sleazy friends

    10/06/2008 8:33:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 1,592+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 10/7/08 | Frank Gaffney
    Suddenly, the presidential campaigns are addressing an issue that should have been at the forefront of this year's election long ago. Call it "characters count." We know people - especially public figures - by the company they keep. And we need to know much more about, to put it charitably, the characters that have figured prominently for years in Barack Obama's life. Over the weekend, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin brought the issue to the fore by observing caustically that the Democrats' would-be commander in chief has "palled around with terrorists." The Obama campaign immediately deployed talking points and...
  • In William Ayers Own Words: Our neighbors include......writer Barack Obama

    10/06/2008 7:56:18 PM PDT · by indianyogi · 22 replies · 1,247+ views
    "Our neighbors include Muhammad Ali, former mayor Eugene Sawyer, poets Gwendolyn Brooks and Elizabeth Alexander, and writer Barack Obama." William Ayers.
  • CNN Did A Major Ayers Investigation -- Proves Little Messiah A Big Liar

    10/06/2008 7:47:21 PM PDT · by DHarry · 552 replies · 27,245+ views
    CNN - Youtube ^ | 10-06-08 | DHarry
    On Anderson's Cooper 360 they did a major investigative look at the Ayers/Obama connection. They even interviewed Stanley Kurtz. Bottom line: Just a guy in my neighborhood? Served on one board together? CNN Says bulls**t! They worked closely with each other and worked together on TWO boards -- both Annenberg and the Woods Foundation. They also talked about Ayers little tea party to launch Obama and found Obama hadn't been entirely honest about "just stopping by..." It was an event they planned and hosted TOGETHER. Sarah Palin needs to come out tomorrow and ride this just like she did the...
  • The Obama Ayers Relationship

    10/06/2008 5:50:09 PM PDT · by flyfree · 23 replies · 828+ views
    RNC ^ | RNC
    The Relationship Between Barack Obama And Bill Ayers Is Much More Extensive Than Obama's Campaign Is Willing To Admit Obama's Top Campaign Staff Have Attempted To Downplay The Relationship Between Obama And Bill Ayers: Obama Spokesman Robert Gibbs Said That Obama And Ayers Weren't Close And That Obama Was Only 8 Years Old When Ayers Was Bombing Buildings. Robert Gibbs: "If you read the article ... it says these two men weren't close, this man isn't involved in our campaign. Bill Ayers is somebody that Barack Obama said his actions were despicable and these happened when Barack Obama was...
  • Will Obama run into a 'Bradley effect' at the polls?

    10/06/2008 6:07:02 PM PDT · by lasereye · 52 replies · 1,699+ views
    cbsmarketwatch.com ^ | 10/6/08 | Russ Britt
    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) - It's a question that comes up whenever anyone of African-American descent is a candidate for office, and this year is no exception: is the so-called "Bradley effect" going to play a role in the 2008 presidential race? Many pollsters doubt it, and think there's an even more fundamental question to be asked - whether there ever was such a phenomenon. If there was, they seriously doubt that with all the time that has passed since the late Tom Bradley lost a close gubernatorial race in California 26 years ago - despite being ahead in late polls...
  • The Real Obama (Sowell on Obama)

    10/06/2008 6:13:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies · 2,879+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | October 7, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    Critics of Senator Barack Obama make a strategic mistake when they talk about his "past associations." That just gives his many defenders in the media an opportunity to counter-attack against "guilt by association." We all have associations, whether at the office, in our neighborhood or in various recreational activities. Most of us neither know nor care what our associates believe or say about politics. Associations are very different from alliances. Allies are not just people who happen to be where you are or who happen to be doing the same things you do. You choose allies deliberately for a reason....
  • Barack Obama's Big Mistake: Successfully Distributing His Message (Victim Of Success Alert)

    08/26/2008 9:50:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 270+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/27/2008 | Ben Shapiro
    Campaigns usually collapse because of gaffes -- off-the-cuff actions that accidentally reveal the true nature of candidates. And the Barack Obama campaign has had more than its share of revealing gaffes: Obama's statement that rural voters turn to God, guns and racism because they have no jobs; his explanation that proper tire gauge use would fix high gas prices; his self-aggrandizing exhortation that he has "become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions"; his associations with Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko; the list goes on and on. But gaffes are not the...
  • A day after forum, Obama has harsh words for McCain

    08/17/2008 4:41:12 PM PDT · by Baladas · 80 replies · 116+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 7, , 2008 | AP staff
    At a town hall meeting with several hundred union members, Obama said he had a great conversation with McCain at the forum at Saddleback Church sponsored by the popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren. The two candidates shook hands, briefly hugged and stood onstage with Warren, the first time they appeared together in public since the end of the primary season. But Sunday, after praising the Arizona senator as a "genuine American patriot," the Democratic presidential hopeful got back to business -- methodically tearing into McCain's health care, tax and energy policies and criticizing his advisers. "McCain says 'Here's my plan,...
  • Live thread...Messiah only has 100,000 waiting not 1 million.

    07/24/2008 10:12:40 AM PDT · by milwguy · 48 replies · 75+ views
    der spiegel ^ | 7/24/2008 | der speigel
    6:55 p.m.: Obama leaves his hotel to make his way to the Victory Column, where he to give his speech. Around 100,000 people are reported to be awaiting him there.
  • Obama spends only 12 minutes in Jerusalem (chaos, mob scene) ... DRUDGE REPORT... DEVELOPING...)

    07/23/2008 7:59:55 PM PDT · by library user · 275 replies · 1,166+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | July 23, 2008 | Matt Drudge
    OBAMA VISITS WESTERN WALL IN OLD CITY JERUSALEM... ARRIVES AT 5:08 AM LOCAL TIME [10:08 PM ET]... SUNRISE... SHOUTING MAN: 'JERUSALEM IS NOT FOR SALE, OBAMA'... MOB SCENE... CHAOS... BOWING HIS HEAD IN PRAYER... PLACES NOTE IN WALL... POSES FOR PHOTOS... LOTS OF SHOUTING... LEAVES 5:20 AM... DEVELOPING...
  • The Iron Timetable (WaPo not happy with Obama!)

    07/16/2008 5:43:09 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 45 replies · 88+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 16 July 2008 | The Editors
    BARACK OBAMA yesterday accused President Bush and Sen. John McCain of rigidity on Iraq: "They said we couldn't leave when violence was up, they say we can't leave when violence is down." Mr. Obama then confirmed his own foolish consistency. Early last year, when the war was at its peak, the Democratic candidate proposed a timetable for withdrawing all U.S. combat forces in slightly more than a year. Yesterday, with bloodshed at its lowest level since the war began, Mr. Obama endorsed the same plan. After hinting earlier this month that he might "refine" his Iraq strategy after visiting the...
  • The Success of the Surge Seemingly Puts Obama on the Defensive

    07/15/2008 3:26:36 PM PDT · by kellynla · 19 replies · 106+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | July 15, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Though a majority of the American people support ending the war in Iraq and think the invasion was a mistake, Republicans have tried to put Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, into a box as he prepares for his first trip to Iraq since securing his party's presidential nomination. Weeks ago, after Obama said he would be willing to listen to commanders in the ground to "refine" his policy, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Republicans said Obama was flip-flopping. Then after Obama clarified that he is sticking by his plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months, McCain and Republicans...
  • Barack Obama now wears his patriotism on his lapel

    07/05/2008 4:27:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies · 364+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2008 | Peter Nicholas
    Tired of having his patriotism questioned, the Democratic candidate has made Old Glory a major visual element of his campaign.Barack Obama, who once considered flag pins a shallow symbol, can't surround himself with enough patriotic trappings these days. At the Fourth of July parade here, Obama sat in the reviewing stand with his wife and two young daughters, admiring the simple floats dedicated to rescue workers and local high schools. He seldom goes out in public now without a flag pin stuck in his lapel. He devoted an entire speech to patriotism this week in Independence, Mo. Visually reinforcing the...
  • Barack Obama may campaign at a NASCAR event [Bring your own arugula....]

    07/04/2008 1:59:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies · 509+ views
    Barack Obama may campaign at a NASCAR event As Barack Obama continues his focus on states that usually vote Republican in presidential elections, word comes that he may campaign at a NASCAR event. Why? Well, to paraphrase a supposed Willy Sutton line that he robbed banks because that's where the money is, if Obama needs white working-class voters in the fall, there are few better places to find them than at a NASCAR event.Barack_obama_may_campaign_at_a_nasc Roll Call has the news, but it's behind their subscription wall. Briefly, they quote Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki as saying a campaign appearance was a possibility...
  • RubeWatch: Are the editors of the New York Times the rubes?

    07/04/2008 10:41:58 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 3 replies · 59+ views
    TigerHawk ^ | July 04, 2008 | 'TigerHawk'
    When Barack Obama asks us to believe in one of his changes, it is never quite clear whether the rubes to be fooled are the Great Unwashed who agree with the Flop or the naifs who agreed with the Flip. The eternal question always is, "who are the rubes"? Well, in what is obviously a gust-busting turn, the editors of the New York Times are beginning to worry that they are the rubes. In this morning's lead editorial ("New and Not Improved"), they detail and denounce many of Obama's post-Hillary pivots to the center. As their irritation builds, I'm thinking...
  • Barack Obama's policy switches are giving the Left whiplash

    07/03/2008 7:32:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 166+ views
    Times of London ^ | 07/04/08 | Gerard Baker
    Barack Obama's policy switches are giving the Left whiplash The Democratic nominee's policy pivots are causing anguish among liberals. He is no fool Gerard Baker Change, it turns out, wasn't all that it was cracked up to be. Having campaigned for the past year as the agent of transformation, the man who would lead an historic shift in America's political direction, Barack Obama is discovering that there is quite a lot he likes about the way things are. Since securing the Democratic nomination a few weeks ago, the only change coming from the Illinois senator has been in what he...
  • Obama to highlight plan for national service (Hold on to your wallets!)

    07/02/2008 10:33:47 AM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies · 120+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/2/08 | Ed Hornick
    CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday will lay out a plan to create volunteer and service opportunities to help tackle some of the nation's most pressing issues, part of his weeklong focus on patriotism and national service. "This will not be a call issued in one speech or one program -- this will be a central cause of my presidency," Obama will say in a speech at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, according to advance remarks released by his campaign. "We will ask Americans to serve. We will create new opportunities for Americans to serve. And we...
  • Obama Supporters Take His Middle Name as Their Own ("We are all Hussein")

    06/28/2008 4:24:09 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 76 replies · 1,069+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2008 | JODI KANTOR
    "Emily Hussein Nordling," her entry now reads. With her decision, she joined a growing band of supporters of Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who are expressing solidarity with him by informally adopting his middle name. Mr. Obama may be more enthusiastic, judging from his response at a Chicago fund-raiser two weeks ago. When he saw that Richard Fizdale, a longtime contributor, wore "Hussein" on his name tag, Mr. Obama broke into a huge grin, Mr. Fizdale said. "The theory was, we're all Hussein," Mr. Obama said to the crowd later, explaining Mr. Fizdale's gesture.