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  • Michelle Obama to Sit With Syrian Refugee at State of the Union

    01/11/2016 7:50:24 AM PST · by simpson96 · 72 replies
    Wekkly Standard ^ | 1/11/2016 | Daniel Halper
    The first lady of the United States will be sitting with a Syrian refugee at this week's State of the Union Address. The refugee's name is Refaai Hamo."Growing up in Syria, Refaai Hamo lived what seemed to be the kind of life associated with the American Dream - the son of a farmer and housewife, he worked construction at night to pay his way through college on his way to a PhD, married his college sweetheart and built a family together. This life and happiness changed forever when a Syrian government anti-personnel missile tore through the complex Refaai designed and...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ co-founder to attend State of the Union

    01/10/2016 5:03:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WNCN-TV ^ | January 10, 2016 | Lauren Burke, NBC News
    WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) - Alicia Garza, one of the founders of Black LIves Matter, will be the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) at President Obama's last State of the Union address on Tuesday. Garza is a constituent of Rep. Lee's. The Congresswoman is active on issues of poverty, civil rights and education. "Looking forward to welcoming #BlackLivesMatter co-creator, @aliciagarza, as my #SOTU guest. She's a powerful voice for justice and reform," tweeted Rep. Lee on Friday....
  • VANITY: Upcoming State Of The Union.So What Technique Will Obama Use To Create "Fake Tears"?

    01/10/2016 3:01:18 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 33 replies
    And here we go again.Should we call it "Obama Tears Part Two"? So what will Obama do next time to fake his tears? Have a very large onion three feet away? Put "Hot Mexican Pepper" on some of his right fingers? There has to be at least 12 ways for an actor to cry on cue. So what will Obama do when he gets to the line "First Graders"? Can you imagine if the timing is off when he wipes his eyes and there were no tears falling out "On Cue"?, Hey, didn't Bill Clinton try to pull this stunt...
  • State of the Union Spectacle Would Appall Thomas Jefferson

    01/10/2016 1:33:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    On Tuesday evening, amid much splendor and spectacle, the president of the United States will be welcomed by a joint session of Congress, there to be cheered and applauded like a homecoming conqueror, and, before an audience of lawmakers, diplomats, military officers, and dignitaries, to deliver his State of the Union oration in a live nationwide broadcast.It is the most preposterous and gaudy ritual in American political life. Thomas Jefferson will be turning in his grave.Like Moses, Jefferson was burdened with a speech impediment and disliked public speaking. Unlike the Hebrew lawgiver, Jefferson wasn't compelled by Heaven to preach to...
  • Dems invite Muslims to Obama's last State of the Union

    01/10/2016 9:20:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Jan. 8, 2016 | Nicole Duran
    Congress's first Muslim member, Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, and nine other Democrats are inviting Muslim guests to Tuesday's State of the Union address to combat the anti-Muslim rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the electorate. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said she's helping to organize the effort because "leading political figures have made offensive and outrageous suggestions that we should create a national registry of all people of one particular faith and that we should prevent any person of that faith from even entering this great country."Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis.,...
  • Cruz to skip State of the Union

    01/10/2016 8:41:28 AM PST · by Isara · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/10/16 | Curt Mills
    Sen. Ted Cruz will skip Tuesday's State of the Union, the final such address of President Obama's time in office. "It's not a snub. He's going to be in New Hampshire, working hard to win New Hampshire," Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler told the Dallas Morning News. "No disrespect. It just is going to work out this way," Tyler said. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., plan to attend. Rubio has been criticized in the past for skipping Senate votes and duties. Cruz, though less vocal than other candidates, has at times joined the chorus against...
  • Obama to claim 'he has brought America back' in his last State of the Union address

    01/10/2016 1:30:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/10/16 | Alexandra Klausner
    Out of time to push a new legislative agenda, President Barack Obama will look past Congress and to the American people in his final State of the Union address, aiming to define his presidency and his legacy before others can do it for him. For his seventh address, Obama plans to skips the traditional list of grand proposals, new policies and presidential appeals for new laws in favor of a broad overview of what he has accomplished since 2009 and what is undone in his final year in office. Aides said the president on Tuesday night will give his assessment...
  • [VANITY] Here We Are.A World In Chaos.What Will Obama Say Come State Of The Union Address?

    01/07/2016 3:40:51 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 32 replies
    This has got to be the worst timing for a State Of The Union Address, especially when most of the worlds crises are at the fault of the party in power. It seems that every time Obama makes these addresses, he ends it with "The Economy Is Roaring!, We Are Back From The Brink!". Is he really going to say that again after what is going on with the stock market? How will Obama speak of what is going on with Iran,Saudi Arabia and North Korea? What about ISIS? What a Mess ha? Should be interesting to see who Obama...
  • Iran Hostage's Sister to Be Congressman's Guest at State of the Union

    01/07/2016 12:31:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 7, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Montel Williams, Sarah Hekmati, Ramy Kurdi and Rep. Dan Kilee (D-Mich.) speak beforea June hearing on U.S. hostages in Iran.Last year, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) kept his guest seat open at the State of the Union address to represent his constituent held prisoner by Iran.This year, with Amir Hekmati today marking Day 1,592 in Iranian custody, Kildee announced that his guest seat for next week's address will be filled by Amir's sister, Sarah Hekmati.Amir, born in Flagstaff, Ariz., was visiting extended family for the first time in August 2011 when he was seized and sentenced on trumped-up espionage charges. Kildee...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver GOP rebuttal to Obama’s final State of the Union speech

    01/05/2016 7:29:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/05/2016 | Allahpundit
    After a year of Boehner quitting and Scott Walker fading and Trump rising to the top of the party, the GOP finally enjoys a moment of predictability. Haley will become the first South Carolinian to offer the response, which comes after she was thrust into the national spotlight following the Charleston shooting in June that left nine black churchgoers dead and led to a subsequent national debate over the Confederate Flag.House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., made the announcement Tuesday.“Nikki Haley has led an economic turnaround and set a bold agenda for her...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver GOP response to the State of the Union

    01/05/2016 12:29:31 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 58 replies
    The State ^ | 01/05/2016 | ANDREW SHAIN
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, coming off a year where she gained national attention for her handling of the Charleston church mass shooting, will deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union address on Jan. 12, The State has learned. Haley is calling her nationally televised speech an “address” rather than a “response” as they have been called since they began in 1966. She is the first South Carolinian to deliver the State of the Union response. The Lexington Republican, considered a possible vice presidential pick, is heading to the middle of her second term as governor in a...
  • Brace Yourself for Barack Obama’s Flash Mob-Style State of the Union Address

    12/30/2015 8:29:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/30/15 | Judi McLeod
    Only the Democrats own the Karl Marx-given right to be the ruling class in present-day America After the last dismal seven, hardly anyone’s interested in tuning in on President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union address, come January 12. So borrowing from social media, the Obamas seek to boost viewership by making the 2016 State of the Union Flash Mob style. What if they threw a party and no one ever came is only Martin O’Malley’s problem. With millions struggling through the current wobbly economy and spending more sleepless nights worrying about what kind of future Obama is leaving...
  • Obama Preps for Final State of the Union

    12/27/2015 8:54:53 AM PST · by Rockitz · 62 replies
    WeeklyStandard.com ^ | Dec 27, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Barack Obama is preparing for his final State of the Union Address, which he'll deliver January 12. And the president is not looking to slow down as the end of his presidency nears. "I've got 12 months left to squeeze every ounce of change I can while I'm still in office. And that's what I intend to do," Obama writes in an email to supporters. We've done a lot of remarkable things together this year, and it's because of committed citizens like you that this country keeps moving forward. You keep proving the cynics wrong. On January 12, I'll be...
  • White House: Obama will give a 'non-traditional' State of the Union

    12/17/2015 6:40:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/15 | Jordan Fabian
    White House officials are pledging that President Obama will deliver a “non-traditional” State of the Union address in January, the last time he will deliver the annual speech as president. The address will still be given in the Capitol before joint session of Congress. But instead of rattling off a laundry list of proposals for lawmakers to consider, a senior White House official said the president will take a “big picture approach to some of the challenges and opportunities that we face” as a country. The plan is a recognition of the limits Obama faces during his final year in...
  • White House promises 'non-traditional' State of the Union

    12/17/2015 4:46:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2015 6:47 PM EST | Julie Pace
    The White House is promising President Barack Obama will deliver a "non-traditional" State of the Union address next month, eschewing the standard litany of policy proposals for a broader discussion on the challenges facing the country. The format reflects the legislative reality for Obama's final year in office. Much of what the White House and the Republican-led Congress could realistically achieve in an election year is already underway, including discussions on criminal justice reform, and the ticking clock on Obama's presidency leaves little time to jumpstart major new initiatives. ...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Let's Bring Muslims To State Of The Union

    12/16/2015 9:45:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    December 16, 2015 Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Let's Bring Muslims To State Of The Union By Thomas Lifson Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee and Florida congresswoman, has joined with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, calling on colleagues to take a Muslim to the State of the Union. The hapless and clueless Democrat wants to align the Democratic Party with Muslims and simultaneously patronize the followers of Mohammed. “Over the past few weeks we have seen a shocking and alarming rise in hateful rhetoric against one particular minority population in our nation,” the...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: let's bring Muslims to State of the Union

    12/16/2015 8:58:27 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 16 Dec, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee and Florida Congresswoman, has joined with Rep. Keith Ellison(D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress, calling on colleagues to take a Muslim to the State of the Union. The hapless and clueless Democrat wants to align the Democratic Party with Muslims, and simultaneously patronize the followers of Mohammed.
  • DNC Chair Encourages Dems to Invite Muslims to State of the Union to Rebuke Trump

    12/15/2015 1:48:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 70 replies
    mediaite ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The head of the Democratic National Committee is encouraging party members in Congress to invite Muslim-Americans to President Obama's State of the Union next month as a rebuke to Donald Trump. And no, based on Politico's reporting, they don't specifically say it's a rebuke to Trump himself, but it's pretty strongly implied in some of the language they use. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Keith Ellison (one of two Muslims in Congress) wrote a joint letter to House Democrats saying that inviting Muslims to the State of the Union sends a message that "we will not be intimidated...
  • Man receives life sentences for sexually abusing a child (Sauron)

    11/21/2015 7:48:21 AM PST · by csvset · 6 replies
    WAVY TV ^ | November 18, 2015 | Kevin Green
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A 27-year-old man was sentenced to three life terms in prison for sexually abusing a child, Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, said Wednesday. Sauron Sou was sentenced Wednesday on three counts of forcible sodomy. Circuit Court Judge Glenn R. Croshaw, who handed out Sou's sentence, described the crimes as "vile, despicable and disgusting acts." Sou had pleaded guilty on March 16. The Commonwealth's evidence would have proven that, between January and August of 2014, Sou sexually assaulted a young child on multiple occasions had the case gone to trial....
  • State of the Union Cancelled Will Air Reruns of Previous Speeches Instead

    01/28/2014 6:49:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Will he pivot (again) to job creation? Will there be another major, and unattainable, goal set forth tonight? Will President Barack Obama call on Congress to work together? Well Yeah. In fact, I have been told by very dependable sources, that Obamas teleprompter will randomly jumble together highlights from past speeches for tonights State of the Union. And, assuming the word corpsmen is spelled out phonetically, everything should run smoothly. Our cut-and-paste President is expected to underscore his desire to act imperially without the cumbersome process of representative government. He is expected to address the income inequality that got worse...
  • Obama Pivots from His War on Nuns to Burning Down Towns with Crude Oil

    01/28/2014 4:25:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | John Ransom
    2014 will likely be another year where Washington and Wall Street come up with solutions that ignore the real problems happening on Main Street. The media is all a twitter with anticipation, waiting for Obamas State of the Union address, which should be the first salvo for the 2014 mid-term campaigns that will terminate in November. Media types expect a speech that will be heavy on income inequality, minimum wage increases, and unemployment benefits, none of which actually address the real problem that Main Street is having, which is a lack of jobs. A problem that Obama himself created....
  • Not Even Trying Anymore: White House Blames Bush for Weak Economic Data in 2014

    01/27/2014 7:11:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Schauss
    When asked about the poor economic conditions in America ahead of the Presidents State of the Union speech, Senior White House Advisor, Dan Pfeiffer, petulantly passed the buck to George W. Bush. The comedic excuse is as pathetic as it is baseless. But dont let that stop the White House from trying to cast blame for todays economic failures on an economic crises that came to life in the closing days of their predecessors administration. On Fox News Sunday, Pfeiffer explained to Anchor Chris Wallace that the reason for Americas weak economic recovery was because of the damage done...
  • Bob Schieffer Drags Up Tired Old Attack That Ted Cruz Shut Down Govt

    01/26/2014 2:55:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 26, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    President Obama is scheduled to give his sixth State of the Union address on January 28, and CBS’s Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer decided to bring on the man who will give the Tea Party response, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Rather than focus primarily on the failures of the Obama Administration over the past 5 years, the veteran CBS reporter chose to use his interview with Cruz as an opportunity to attack the Tea Party favorite and spew White House and Democratic talking points at the Republican. Schieffer began his interview with Cruz by saying that the senator “led...
  • The Real State Of The Union Is Bleak

    02/12/2013 10:16:00 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI - Kunstler.com ^ | 2-12-2013 | James Kunster
    The Real State Of The Union Is Bleak James Kunstler, Kunstler.comFebruary 12, 2013, 8:56 AMThe fog of chatter about Federal Reserve money-printing shenanigans, currency wars, fiscal intransigence, exchange rates, and alphabetized rescue operations conceals the central reality of the historical moment: that all industrial economies now face epic contraction, even rip-roaring China in its absurd and spectacular bid to become the latest drive-in utopia. The so-called advanced nations of the world are all sliding toward something less than they wish to be, and the so-called developing nations will backslide further into poverty and anarchy where development will never happen. The...
  • State of the Union: Promises, promises (Obama to promise more freebies at the expense of the "1%")

    01/24/2012 8:34:23 AM PST · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/24/2012 | By Jonathan Bernstein .
    Even with the major distraction of a Republican presidential primary, tonights State of the Union speech will guaranteed to, however briefly, capture the undivided attention of all political junkies. Theyre not wrong: The annual tradition does matter. And yet the conventional wisdom about the importance of the speech tends to be almost exactly backwards. You can see the typical press approach in the New York Times preview of the speech earlier this week. The piece is almost entirely focused on Barack Obamas strategies to win the American public to his side; were told that hes expected to dra[w] a stark...
  • Obama Fails To Address Inflation In State Of The Union

    01/26/2011 8:46:47 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    NIA ^ | 1-26-2011
    Obama Fails To Address Inflation In State Of The Union January 26, 2011 President Obama's State of the Union address last night did not make one single mention of inflation, when it is the belief of NIA that massive price inflation (especially food inflation) will become America's top crisis by the end of this calendar year. Obama's speech also failed to mention the Federal Reserve, the Federal Funds Rate being held near 0% for over two years, and the Fed's latest round of $600 billion in quantitative easing. Unless Obama addresses our nation's fiat currency system, nothing else he says...
  • EXCERPTS OF THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

    01/27/2010 4:30:51 PM PST · by tarpit · 51 replies · 1,033+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 1/27/10 | drudge
    EXCERPTS OF THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS Wed Jan 27 2010 19:13:14 ET We face big and difficult challenges. And what the American people hope what they deserve is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to work through our differences; to overcome the numbing weight of our politics. For while the people who sent us here have different backgrounds and different stories and different beliefs, the anxieties they face are the same. The aspirations they hold are shared. A job that pays the bill. A chance to get ahead. Most of all, the ability to...
  • Bush's health plan has modesty among its virtues

    01/31/2007 1:36:33 PM PST · by rellimpank · 2 replies · 262+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 28 Jan 07 | Steve Chapman
    A health-care program is suddenly to elected officials what cameras are to cell phones: once optional equipment, but now mandatory. Ever since President Bill Clinton's attempt to remake the industry blew up in his face, most politicians have avoided it like the Ebola virus. Last week, though, President Bush unveiled a major health-care initiative, and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) called for universal health care. Also in the works is a plan from U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), author of the 1994 debacle. If Hillary Clinton is willing to brave the dangers of going back into the lion's den,...
  • Bush health care deform (barf alert)

    01/25/2007 12:10:57 PM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies · 407+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 25 Jan 07
    While most of the attention to the president's State of the Union address has been focused on George Bush's failed attempt to "sell" the surge of more troops into the Iraq quagmire, the speech will also be remembered for having produced what could be the worst domestic policy proposal of an administration that is not without accomplishment when it comes to turning the wheels of government to make the bad into the truly awful. What the White House is calling the president's State of the Union health care initiative is, even by the standards of this administration, a nightmarish proposal.
  • Was Pelosi sending code during the SOU?

    01/25/2007 11:47:05 AM PST · by Jeff Gordon · 70 replies · 4,614+ views
    The Internet ^ | recently | unknown
    You decide
  • Group Wants Webb to Rebut Bush Before Joint Session

    01/22/2007 6:31:53 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 138 replies · 1,820+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 22, 2007 | Melanie Hunter
    Group Wants Webb to Rebut Bush Before Joint Session (CNSNews.com) - A left-wing activist group is calling on Democrats to let Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) rebut the president's State of the Union address before the full joint session of Congress to symbolize the Democrats' "reclamation of power." VelvetRevolution said the Democratic response to President Bush's address is usually "an embarrassing, limp, pro forma predictable 'hey, don't forget about us!' rejoinder which the TV networks begrudgingly carry which most viewers ignore." Now, the Democratic response "can truly carry the message - from a level playing field - of how the Democrats...
  • David Frum: Bush at his Best [SOU Reaction]

    02/02/2005 9:30:07 PM PST · by Monti Cello · 30 replies · 1,490+ views
    National Review ^ | Feb. 2, 2005 | David Frum
    Double or nothing: that was the theme of the presidents dazzling speech. Bold, bold, bold bold on social security reform, bold on controlling the growth of government, bold on legal and tax reform, bold in daring to mention nuclear energy, bold on social issues including marriage, bold on judges, and bold on foreign policy and the war on terror. Minutes before the beginning of the speech, new National Security Adviser Steve Hadley announced that he had promoted Elliot Abrams as one of his deputies Abrams being one of the administrations strongest and most consistent advocates of American strength...
  • Are we willing to force a war? I can't imagine (BARF ALERT)

    01/30/2003 8:33:00 AM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 12 replies · 201+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 01/30/03 | Jay Bookman
    In his speech Tuesday night, President Bush laid out compelling and perhaps even irrefutable proof that Saddam Hussein continues to defy the United Nations and continues to conceal weapons of mass destruction. As the president knows, though, that alone does not warrant war. The only justification for an invasion likely to end in the deaths of thousands -- or even tens of thousands -- of people, many of them innocent women and children, would be self-defense. And when the president again attempted to make that case Tuesday night, he again faltered. "Imagine those 19 hijackers with other weapons and other...