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  • No one, and I mean no one, has been a bigger supporter of the hardliners in Iran than Obama

    08/06/2015 11:21:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-06-15 | DrJohn
      The Barack Obama career tree is decorated with ornaments of failure. Most notable among the early disasters is Grove Parc. Grove Parc was a housing project in Obama's district in Chicago. Obama used it as a springboard for his political ambitions. He enmeshed himself with the slumlords Valerie Jarrett and Tony Rezko and subsequently Obama got campaign funding while Jarrett and Rezko got wealthy. The residents suffered for it. Back in 2012 I said this would be the blueprint for the Obama Presidency: Grove Parc was the blueprint for the Obama Presidency. It’s a shame that no one in...
  • All in the family: Valerie Jarrett and the Chicago communists

    03/23/2015 9:22:05 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 26, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Valerie Jarrett is the most powerful figure in the White House, rivalling President Obama in the scope of her influence over the fate of the Republic. Her personal Secret Service detail attests to the importance of her role in our government – in a position that is unelected and unconfirmed by the Senate. She has served as godmother of Barack Obama’s political and personal life, from introducing him to his future wife Michelle Robinson to integrating him into Chicago’s political machine and power structure. Professor Paul Kengor provides fascinating details about her background, and that of other key members of...
  • Firing Offense? Valerie Jarrett is now scapegoat-in-chief

    11/11/2014 6:30:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 59 replies ^ | 11-11-2014 | Howard Kurtz
    The media have identified the problem with the Obama presidency and want her tarred and feathered. Or just fired. Or sidelined. Or made an ambassador to some faraway land. Her name is Valerie Jarrett. White House aide and longtime Chicago pal of Barack and Michelle Obama has been a target roughly from the day she stepped foot in Washington. But now, in the wake of the Democrats’ midterm wipeout, the press is really unloading on her. She has become the scapegoat-in-chief. The notion that a single staff person is responsible for most of the administration’s shortcomings over the last six...
  • Cicero's Prognosis

    11/17/2009 8:34:26 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies · 481+ views
    Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. ^ | Oct. 7-9, 1965 | THE HONORABLE MILLARD F. CALDWELL
    Cicero's Prognosis -- by --THE HONORABLE MILLARD F. CALDWELL Justice - Supreme Court Tallahassee, Florida Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. October 7-9, 1965, Columbus, Ohio Reprinted March, 1996 The Roman Republic, the foremost power of its day, had reached its zenith. Its leadership had attained unbounded wealth and unstinted power. The rulers were intolerant of restraint, indifferent to the demands of the middle class, and contemptuous of the Constitution which was designed to curb their ambitions. The time was some 70 years before the birth of Christ. Young Marcus...
  • What’s Going With This Photo In Valerie Jarrett’s Office?

    07/01/2014 5:24:01 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1 Jul 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    On NBC on Sunday, Meet the Press had a segment on Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. “Our Cynthia McFadden was granted unique access and spent a day behind the scenes with Valerie Jarrett at the White House,” host David Gregory said introducing the segment. Strangely, inside her office is this photo with figures bowing before a picture of Jarrett.
  • Obama's Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged

    10/28/2013 10:03:29 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 63 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 25, 2013 9:55 AM | John Fund
    President Obama’s aides went to extraordinary lengths to uncover the identity of a senior official who was using Twitter to make snarky comments about White House staffers. Suspicion gradually centered on Jofi Joseph, the point man on nuclear nonproliferation at the National Security Council. So at a meeting in which everyone was in on the scam an inaccurate but innocuous news tidbit was revealed. When Joseph used his anonymous Twitter handle #natlsecwonk to broadcast the tidbit he was caught and promptly fired. He was not fired for revealing any secrets, but for making disparaging comments about thin-skinned administration players ranging...
  • Thanks to Team Obama's Reckless 'Felon' Accusations, Tony Rezko Issue NOW IN PLAY

    07/15/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    How 'bout a little refresher re. Obama political Godfather  and actual (16-count!) convicted felon Tony Rezko...? The Syrian-born Rezko is an infamous Chicago slumlord, fast-food restauranteur, and sleazy political operator who played a key role in the Blagojevich case- as well as the unlikley ascension to power of Barrack Hussein Obama.Obama's longtime ally, friend, and top fundraiser was found guilty of 16/24 counts of felony influence peddling back in June 2008. Of course the story was mostly buried/detached from his bud Barry in the run-up to that year's most unfortunate (for us) presidential election whilst the jury convicted Rezko of wire...
  • For the slumlord's defense, Barack Obama, Esq.

    09/19/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 18, 2012 | 10:43 pm
    In March 1994, a year before "Dreams" was published, Obama was the lead defense attorney on an obscure case in Cook County Court that has heretofore escaped examination by the national media. In this case, Obama defended a Chicago slumlord and powerful political ally who was charged with a long list of offenses against poor residents. The defendant was the Woodlawn Preservation & Investment Corp., controlled by Bishop Arthur Brazier, a South Side Chicago preacher and political operator. Brazier's burgeoning real estate empire included a low-income housing project at 6223 South University. Today, Map Quest describes the Woodlawn neighborhood as...
  • The Worst White House Aide [Valerie Jarrett]

    01/15/2012 9:47:07 AM PST · by freespirited · 63 replies · 3+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/23/12 | Matthew Continetti
    If for nothing else, Jodi Kantor’s The Obamas will be remembered for an anecdote from 2010. After he spent hours disputing an allegation in the French media that Michelle Obama thought life in the White House was “hell,” press secretary Robert Gibbs encountered senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. She told him the first lady was unhappy with his work. Gibbs exploded in a rage, informing Jarrett that she didn’t “know what the f— you’re talking about” and that if Mrs. Obama was displeased, well, “f— her too.” Subsequent relations between the senior adviser and press secretary were strained. Gibbs told Kantor...
  • Woman Lives In Spacious Brooklyn Loft Rent-Free For Past Six Years

    06/14/2012 7:56:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 61 replies
    cbslocal ^ | June 8, 2012
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – How would you like to not pay your rent, year after year, and get away with it? A Brooklyn woman has done just that for the past six years. Artist Margaret Maugenest, 60, stopped paying rent for several years, but instead of getting evicted, the state’s highest court said she was justified, CBS 2′s John Slattery reported. “Yeah, I feel very good about that, John. I feel very relieved,” Maugenest told Slattery. Since 1984, Maugenest has lived in a loft — a converted manufacturing building on Nevins Street in Gowanus – with rent of less than...
  • Obama would veto Republican budget bill (Obama wants to bankrupt this country)

    07/18/2011 3:31:39 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies · 1+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 7/18/2011 | By Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Barack Obama would veto a House Republican bill that requires Congress to add a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution before raising the country’s debt limit, the White House said Monday, as action in the debt-ceiling debate moved to Capitol Hill. The House GOP’s “Cut, Cap and Balance Act” “would undercut the government’s “ability to meet its core commitments to seniors, middle-class families and the most vulnerable, while reducing our ability to invest in our future,” the White House said in a policy statement about the bill, which would also cut spending from the 2012 budget and...
  • NY imam's NJ building in temporary receivership

    11/14/2010 7:21:19 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | November 13, 2010
    A northern New Jersey apartment building owned by the imam planning an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero in New York has been put into temporary custodial receivership. Olivieri's decision means the tenants October rent payments will be used to eliminate bedbugs from four apartments, cap sewer lines in the basement and ...
  • Ground Zero imam's Union City building put into 'custodial receivership' - bedbugs, other issues

    11/14/2010 9:54:38 AM PST · by opentalk · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Jersey Journal ^ | November 13, 2010 | Jean-Pierre Mestanza
    The bedbug-infested building owned by the imam embroiled in controversy over his request to build a mosque near the World Trade Center site has been placed into temporary custodial receivership by Hudson County Judge Thomas Olivieri, who cited a lack of improvements as the reason for his decision. According to Tuesday's decision, the custodial receiver, Raymond Bulin, will be in charge of using the October rent money to eliminate bedbugs from four apartments, cap sewer lines in the basement and improve the fire escape ladder. The building, located at 2206 Central Ave., is owned by Feisal Abdul Rauf, who was...
  • Mosque builder paying back taxes

    09/19/2010 10:41:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies
    NewYork Post ^ | September 18, 2010 | MELISSA KLEIN and ANDY SOLTIS
    The developer of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero has begun repaying the $270,000 he owes in property taxes. Sharif el-Gamal walked into the Department of Finance payment center at 66 John St. on Wednesday and said he wanted to settle his tax bill, a department spokesman said. He paid $35,449.17 -- 15 percent of what his real-estate firm, Soho Properties, owed -- and said that the remaining $236,327.81 would then be taken care of in eight quarterly payments.
  • The Flim Flam Imam

    09/16/2010 8:13:04 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/16/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 It would seem that the left has vetted their favorite religious figure with the same diligence they used on their presidential candidate. Faisal Abdul Rauf, leader of the Victory Mosque movement has a long history of fraud and chicanery. Pamela Geller explores Rauf’s resume: "He has been exposed as a rat and vermin slumlord whose tenants live without basic services like hot water. He scammed New Jersey politicians and got taxpayer dollars for rehabilitation of his infested, dilapidated buildings in Union City and Palisades Park, but still his victimized tenants live in squalor." At last finding a...
  • N.J. town files lawsuit against imam behind controversial mosque near Ground Zero

    A lawsuit filed by Union City charges that the landlord of two apartment buildings has repeatedly failed to address complaints by tenants and orders by the city on issues ranging from moldy bathrooms to fire hazards. Landlord-tenant disputes are nothing new, even those with municipalities entering the fray. Except in this case, city officials say the landlord is Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the controversial proposal to develop an Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero. The suit, filed today in state Superior Court in Jersey City, identifies Rauf as the sole officer of Sage Development LLC, a...
  • The Slum Lord Millionaire: Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

    09/04/2010 12:22:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 4, 2010 | Doug Giles
    Man, it was hard picking an op-ed mark this week because the chum slick was so thick with fresh chunks of juicy lunacy from Islam and our pals on the left. Here’s what I ping-ponged back and forth on Friday: Should I write about James Lee, the whiny and pathetic wannabe mass murderer? Y’know Mr. Lee, don’t ‘cha? He’s the radical pro-abortion, Al Gore ogling tree humper who got thumped by SWAT after grabbing hostages at the Discovery Channel. That’s a possible target of interest for a column (no pun intended) because liberals, not conservatives, it seems, are the ones...
  • Rats, Bedbugs Infest Buildings Owned by Ground Zero Mosque Developer

    08/31/2010 4:23:09 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 30, 2010 | Russell Goldman
    Imam Behind Park51 Ignores Low-Income Tenants Pleas, They SayThe Muslim imam who plans to build a controversial Islamic center near Ground Zero should first take on a smaller project, like ridding his New Jersey apartment buildings of rats and bedbugs, angry tenants told Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf owns buildings across the Hudson River in several New Jersey cities, including Union City, North Bergen and Palisades Park, which he reportedly renovated with tax dollars. Residents, many of whom are immigrants and most of whom are working-class Hispanic Catholics, say they have complained about unsanitary conditions for years. The imam, however,...
  • The Slums of Rauf

    09/02/2010 7:10:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    National Review online ^ | September 1, 2010 | Daniel Foster
    The Park51 mosque and community center near Ground Zero is not Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s first venture into real estate development. As The Record reports, beginning in the late 1970s, Rauf acquired five apartment buildings in Union City, North Bergen, and Palisades Park, all urban areas along the New Jersey bank of the Hudson River. He developed the properties with the help a series of government grants and loans totaling in the millions — including $384,000 in 1989 endorsed by Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), then mayor of Union City, and $1,295,000 underwritten by then Hudson County executive Robert C....
  • Ground Zero mosque imam says opposition linked to Nov. election

    08/31/2010 3:15:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 30, 2010 | AP
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The imam spearheading a proposed Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York believes the fierce opposition is closely linked to the U.S. elections in November, according to comments published Monday. "There is no doubt that the election season has had a major impact upon the nature of the discourse," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf was quoted by the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National in an interview as part of his State Department-funded trip in the Gulf. Rauf did not cite any particular political race possibly tied to the protests, but...
  • Daisy Khan’s ‘Postponed’ Travels — Now What?

    08/30/2010 9:20:16 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 30, 2010 | Claudia Rosett
    Yet another news flash on the whereabouts of the self-described “bridge-building” couple behind the Ground Zero mosque:Last week, Daisy Khan was poised to travel to the Middle East, planning a $12,000 taxpayer-funded jaunt to join her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, in the United Arab Emirates, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, courtesy of the State Department. But she didn’t go. According to a staffer at the Manhattan office shared by Khan and Rauf’s Cordoba Initiative and American Society for Muslim Advancement, Khan is still in New York, though when I called she was unavailable for questions because she was “in a meeting.” The U.S. Embassy in the UAE...
  • Insulation wasn't sexy when it was his money (brayin)

    12/15/2009 5:38:41 PM PST · by bray · 3 replies · 386+ views
    self ^ | 12/15/09 | bray
    We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by HOPE in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thes 1:3 The Czar of CommieCzars’ Valerie Jarrett is Tony Rezko and Van Jones w/o the ethics. She is Obummer’s right hand man who runs the personnel hirings of the Inner Circle. She is a not so closet communist who is doing everything in her power to bring about a commie Country. She rose up through the Richard Daley machine working inside the mayors office while taking graft through inner...
  • Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett Linked to Real Estate Scandals -2008 Rezko

    09/04/2009 4:49:58 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies · 929+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 14, 2008 | Judicial Watch
    Obama Advisor, Helped Van Jones join Whitehouse Czars- "Like Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett is a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. And it is no stretch to say that she was a slumlord," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "We have real concerns about Jarrett's ethics. Washington already has plenty of corruption. We don't need to import more of it from Chicago."
  • "Landlord"

    08/03/2009 6:29:19 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 350+ views
    Youtube ^ | August 3 | MT
    Lyrics: Words don't mean much to me. I tell 'em lies; they sign quickly. If something breaks, I won't be found. If mice infest, I'm not around. Give me hell -- I'll raise their rent Or tow their car and leave a dent. College kids come and go. Deposits kept: I spent the dough. She pays me late; I boot her out. The judge backs me without a doubt. "Sign the lease, you stupid geek. Don't ask me if the basement leaks." "Yes, I swear that I'll paint." Before they sign, I play the saint. I compliment her mom and...
  • Jarrett, a Slumlord

    11/14/2008 6:24:45 AM PST · by PBRCat · 14 replies · 503+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | November 14, 2008 | Editor
    "Like Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett is a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. And it is no stretch to say that she was a slumlord," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "We have real concerns about Jarrett's ethics. Washington already has plenty of corruption. We don't need to import more of it from Chicago." Characterized as "the other side of Barack Obama's brain" by CBS News, Jarrett first met the Obamas seventeen years ago when she offered Michelle Obama a job. While speculation has arisen that Jarrett could take Obama's place in the U.S. Senate, the New York Times...
  • Aerial Photos of Obama's Stunning State Senatorial Experience (Obama the Slum-Lord)

    10/18/2008 6:43:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1,533+ views
    I don't hear much about Barack Obama's experience. So I decided to do a flyover of the neighborhood where Obama served as a state senator. Specifically, the apartment complexes rehabbed and managed by his biggest backers. Folks like convicted felon and (17-year friend of Barack's) Tony Rezko. And top campaign officials like Valerie Jarrett. Here's just one of the partially uninhabitable properties called Grove Parc Plaza Apartments, a 1000-unit complex. Quoting from the Boston Globe:
  • Looking Down the Barrel of an Ad (loathsome Rosenthal billboard slanders gun owners again)

    10/06/2008 12:50:39 PM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies · 914+ views
    Looking down the barrel of an adNext Previous In a state known for liberal politics, perhaps the most iconic statement is the 252-foot billboard by Lansdowne Street overlooking the Mass. Pike. For the past 13 years, activist John Rosenthal has decorated the edifice with a series of direct, bold advertisements for gun control. The newest billboard (left), which was unveiled today, features a satirical gun show advertisement. Scroll through this gallery to see other ads that have emblazoned the billboard through the years.
  • Obama A Champion Of The Slumlords

    09/26/2008 9:23:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 433+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | September 26, 2008 | Herb Denenberg
    The column should help convince you that if you want the corrupt Chicago-style political cronyism on a national basis, you should vote for Sen. Barack Obama. This is one sliver of how Sen. Obama's actions will translate into disaster totally contrary to his saccharin-sweet speeches. When you ponder what candidate can best handle the economy, take into account how Sen. Obama betrayed the public trust and how he was a central figure in some of the worst economic management of recent times. You won't read about this in the mainstream media, but Sen. Obama did to the taxpayers of Illinois...
  • Obama sidesteps reform in Illinois

    09/16/2008 4:27:35 PM PDT · by Shermy · 9 replies · 185+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 16, 2008 | Dennis Byrne
    For those of you who still cling to the fantasy that Barack Obama is "about change," you should note how he, or his minions, want nothing to do with reforming politics in Illinois, perhaps the most corrupt state in the Union. "Throughout his political career, Barack Obama has fought for open and honest government," proclaims his campaign Web site. Apparently, no longer. When the Democratic presidential candidate—now his party's industrial-strength voice for our deliverance from political corruption everywhere—was asked by a reformer if he would help get his political mentor back home to get off the dime and move the...
  • So Tell Us, Sen. Obama, 'Who Else Sent You?'

    06/29/2008 1:25:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies · 62+ views & ^ | June 29, 2008 | Russ Vaughn
    It was, of course, inevitable. How could any politician rise so quickly on the legendarily corrupt Chicago political scene and be as pure as Obama's devoted followers were purporting him to be? The question in the minds of skeptics was, "Who sent you?" Well now we're beginning to find out and it ain't pretty. In a lengthy, and amazingly frank, Boston Globe article depicting the dismal results of Chicago's attempt to develop and manage low income housing through private developers, we see that the candidate of change is nothing more than another Chicago machine-generated pol with his feet firmly mired...
  • Barack Obama challenged over 'slumlord' ties (Rezko affair rattles skeletons in Clintons' closet)

    01/26/2008 6:13:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 732+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1/27/08 | Philip Sherwell
    Barack Obama challenged over 'slumlord' tiesBy Philip Sherwell in Chicago Last Updated: 1:12am GMT 27/01/2008 Barack Obama and Joann Larkins live less than a mile apart in Chicago's predominantly black South Side, but they inhabit very different worlds. What connects her squalid flat and his colonnaded mansion is Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the former Obama donor and friend, who goes on trial for corruption next month - and was denounced as a "slum landlord" by Hillary Clinton in a dramatic and bitter exchange during last week's Democratic presidential debate. Mr Obama’s past ties to the Syrian-born property developer, a well-known figure...
  • Picture of Hillary and Bill Clinton with "Slum Landlor" now surfaced

    01/25/2008 8:54:05 AM PST · by EthanolChris · 63 replies · 376+ views ^ | 1/25/2008 | Newsmax Staff
    During Monday’s Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Clinton referred to Barack Obama supporter Tony Rezko as a "slum landlord." Now a photo has surfaced showing Hillary with that very same Rezko. The photo — which shows real estate developer and fast-food magnate Rezko standing between Bill and Hillary Clinton — appeared Friday morning on the Drudge Report Web site. Here's the link on

    01/25/2008 5:04:25 AM PST · by Keith · 418 replies · 23,669+ views
    Matt Drudge ^ | 1/25/2008 | Matt Drudge
  • Obama economic plan includes tax breaks (for those who currently pay little or no taxes)

    09/18/2007 6:24:03 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 78+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2007 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is proposing more than $80 billion in annual tax relief for workers and seniors funded by an increase on wealthier investors. Obama wants to give 150 million working Americans a $500 tax credit, expand relief for homeowners, eliminate income taxes for seniors making less than $50,000 and simplify tax returns so millions of Americans can file in less than five minutes, according to a summary document provided by his campaign. Obama's campaign said he would pay for his proposals by closing corporate tax loopholes, fighting international tax havens and raising the top rate on capital...
  • Obama calls for Wall Street transparency

    09/17/2007 8:19:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 33 replies · 398+ views
    AFP ^ | September 17, 2007
    Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama Monday warned of an erosion in business ethics, which he said offended US morals and endangered the might of US financial markets. In a major speech on economic policy, the Illinois Senator condemned the Bush administration's "massive tax cuts" and called for more transparency in the housing market, following the subprime mortgage crisis. "In recent years, we have seen a dangerous erosion of the rules and principles that have allowed our market to work and our economy to thrive," Obama said in a speech at the NASDAQ market site. "Instead of thinking about what's good...
  • An Obama Patron and Friend Until an Indictment

    06/14/2007 10:35:38 AM PDT · by gpapa · 5 replies · 377+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2007 | Christopher Drew and Mike McIntire
    CHICAGO — Antoin Rezko, an entrepreneur of considerable charm who found riches in fast food and real estate, is known around Chicago as a collector of politicians. Back in the 1990s, Mr. Rezko’s office was adorned with framed photos of candidates he viewed as up-and-comers. Among them was Barack [Hussein] Obama...
  • Obama expects to improve in next week's debate

    05/28/2007 5:14:49 PM PDT · by Baladas · 12 replies · 516+ views
    CNN ^ | May 28, 2007 | Mike Roselli
    DARTMOUTH, New Hampshire (CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama said Monday that he expects his performance in next week's presidential debate to improve from his first head-to-head match-up with the other Democratic contenders last month in South Carolina. "I assume it will get better as time goes on," the Illinois Democrat answered after being asked whether he expects to receive better reviews at the New Hampshire Democratic presidential debate being held Sunday, June 3rd at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. The South Carolina Democratic presidential debate was the Illinois senator's first such event and his performance was rated by political analysts...
  • Wife Touts Obama's 'Moral Compass' (captions, please)

    05/08/2007 7:23:45 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 39 replies · 3,438+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/8/07 | not listed
    WINDHAM, N.H., May 7 Michelle Obama, making an early campaign foray for her husband in the state with the nation's first presidential primary, praised her husband Monday for having a "moral compass" and contended that quality counts more than the "experience" on which many of his Democratic rivals are basing their campaigns. (snip) "I know that experience is important, right? But experience without the sort of moral compass is not enough," she said at a house party not far from Manchester, where she also appeared on Monday. "And it's not just enough to check off a bunch of boxes and...
  • Republicans defect to the Obama camp

    05/07/2007 1:25:24 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 97 replies · 2,768+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 5/6/07 | Sarah Baxter
    DISILLUSIONED supporters of President George W Bush are defecting to Barack Obama, the Democratic senator for Illinois, as the White House candidate with the best chance of uniting a divided nation. Tom Bernstein went to Yale University with Bush and co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team with him. In 2004 he donated the maximum $2,000 to the president’s reelection campaign and gave $50,000 to the Republican National Committee. This year he is switching his support to Obama. He is one of many former Bush admirers who find the Democrat newcomer appealing. Matthew Dowd, Bush’s chief campaign strategist in 2004, announced...
  • CNN: Obama now under secret service protection

    05/03/2007 12:48:16 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 169 replies · 8,739+ views
    CNN | 05/03/07
    due to a threat.
  • Limbaugh was right about Obama

    05/02/2007 8:15:29 AM PDT · by rface · 67 replies · 2,610+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, May 2, 2007 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Obama truly is a "magic Negro" in name and in the minds of many whites. He's a warm and fuzzy, a practically made-in-heaven black man who makes no uncomfortable racial demands. Limbaugh got that right...... Rush Limbaugh figured out the perfect angle to get the tongues wagging about him. He played the Barack Obama card and dredged up the canned lyrics that he had an Al Sharpton impersonator croon on his show that mocked Obama as "the magic Negro." That was the tag that writer David Ehrenstein slapped on Obama in a Los Angeles Times opinion editorial that published March...
  • BaracK Hussein Obama Exposed As Lightweight

    04/29/2007 2:25:10 PM PDT · by Uncle Peter · 22 replies · 2,654+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 4-29-07 | LYNN SWEET
    Barack Hussein Obama stumbled during the first Democratic debate
  • Obama ducks the questions (MORE RE: BARACK HUSSEIN'S SLUMLORD SUGAR DADDY)

    04/25/2007 10:32:46 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 1,183+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 25, 2007 | CAROL MARIN
    Suddenly, our open senator is acting like a dissembling pol Barack Obama tells us he is the messenger of a new kind of politics. Open. Transparent. Different. But put the pedal to the metal and ask Illinois' junior senator new and serious questions about his radioactive, federally indicted, former friend Antoin "Tony" Rezko, and suddenly this gleaming presidential hopeful and paragon of new politics behaves just like any other dissembling, dismissive Chicago pol, ducking the discussion while pretending not to. The story behind the story of this week's Sun-Times' reports on Rezko, the power broker slumlord, and Obama, voice for...
  • Obama Rebukes Giuliani Over Terrorism Comments

    04/25/2007 8:16:07 AM PDT · by meg88 · 72 replies · 1,923+ views
    Staten Island Live ^ | 4/25/2007, 10:33 a.m. EDT | Nadra Pickelr
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama rebuked Republican White House rival Rudy Giuliani Wednesday for suggesting the United States could face another major terrorist attack if a Democrat is elected in 2008. Obama, an Illinois senator, said the man who served as New York mayor's during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks should not be making the serious threat that faces the country into "the punchline of another political attack." "Rudy Giuliani today has taken the politics of fear to a new low and I believe Americans are ready to reject those kind of politics," Obama said in a statement....
  • Obama: I didn't know about Rezko problems

    04/24/2007 5:03:25 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 27 replies · 630+ views
    chicago sun times ^ | 4-24-2007 | tim novak
    U.S. Sen. Barack Obama said Monday he accepted campaign contributions from Antoin "Tony'' Rezko without knowing that Rezko was a slumlord with problem buildings in the state Senate district Obama represented at the time. "Should I have known these buildings were in a state of disrepair? My answer would be that it wasn't brought to my attention,'' Obama, who's seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said at a South Side campaign stop. His comments came in response to a Chicago Sun-Times report that he had done previously undisclosed legal work between 1995 and 1998 on a series of troubled low-income-housing deals...

    12/19/2006 10:22:21 AM PST · by BJungNan · 28 replies · 1,037+ views
    Desert Local News ^ | 12/19/2006 | Leslie Mariah Andrews
    City Code Enforcement of Beaumont declared a building with two studio apartment units at the Coral Trailer Park condemned. Southern California Edison axed the electricity due to an illegal hookup. Park management wanted all tenants out two weeks before their agreed date. Now two families are broke and left with few options as a single mother, her son, two disabled adults and two puppies are left out in the frigid cold this Holiday season. Jackie Sibus, her five-year-old son Tyler and two dogs, Cheese and Crackers, have been living in a substandard apartment unit for two months, where mildew stains...
  • CA: Report: Caltrans bought many properties, then let them decay

    10/15/2006 8:31:24 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 4 replies · 480+ views
    AP - Press-Enterprise ^ | October 15, 2006
    Hundreds of homes that California's Department of Transportation bought up for freeway projects have fallen into disrepair over the last decade, it was reported Sunday. Caltrans currently owns more than 12,000 acres of land and is landlord to 1,300 homes and businesses where people still live and work, the Orange County Register reported, citing Caltrans and other state and court documents. About 40 percent of the homes Caltrans owned and rented out in the past decade had faulty plumbing, 20 percent had leaky roofs and 6 percent had rodent infestations, according to records cited by the Orange County Register. The...
  • Landlord of Opportunity (Democrat Mayor of National City is slumlord)

    12/15/2005 2:43:02 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 980+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | Thursday, December 15, 2005 | Leslie Wolf Branscomb and Tanya Sierra
    Digging into City Hall's money mess LANDLORD OF OPPORTUNITY National City mayor's units have made him millions while tenants fight vermin, disrepair By Leslie Wolf Branscomb and Tanya Sierra UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITERS December 15, 2005 Nick Inzunza, mayor of National City and candidate for state Assembly, passionately talks about how hard he works to improve the lives of poor people by giving voice to their struggles. He has publicly taken credit for investing the millions he has made in real estate "to create affordable housing in the inner city." What Inzunza never mentions, though, is that nearly all of the...
  • Artless Graft (As William Jefferson shows, even corruption in Louisiana isn't done well anymore.)

    09/16/2005 12:11:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1,336+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 9/16/2005 | George Neumayr
    Among the other indices of civilizational erosion in Louisiana is the decline in the quality of the state's political crooks. Even corruption isn't done well there anymore. Louisiana pols once prided themselves on the efficient, stylish, and subtle performance of graft. Historians note as an example of this the advice of Earl Long, Huey's brother: "Don't write anything you can phone. Don't phone anything you can talk. Don't talk anything you can whisper. Don't whisper anything you can smile. Don't smile anything you can nod. Don't nod anything you can wink." Now the corruption is peformed rather clumsily. Obvious looting...
  • Zot

    12/12/2002 6:19:24 AM PST · by I luv bush really · 50 replies · 528+ views