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  • Donald Trump Starts to Consider an Iowa Loss

    01/30/2016 2:25:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 144 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 30, 2016 | Philip Elliot
    'Unless I win, I would consider this a big, fat, beautiful--and, by the way, a very expensive--waste of time' Heading into the final days before Iowa's caucuses, Republican front-runner Donald Trump warned supporters that his months of headline-grabbing antics could be for naught if they do not show up Monday night. "You have to get out there and caucus, or we've all wasted our time," Trump said on a tarmac, speaking to supporters who stood in a cold airplane hangar for hours to see the former Apprentice star. It was a rare suggestion from the billionaire that he might not...
  • Cruz surges ahead of Trump in California

    01/05/2016 8:31:19 AM PST · by Isara · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/5/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Iowa isn't the only state where Ted Cruz has managed to surpass Donald Trump in state-level polls of Republican voters. The Texas senator is edging Trump in California, too, according to a new poll.Cruz leads the outspoken billionaire 25 percent to 23 percent in the latest NBC Bay Area Field Poll of GOP voters in the Golden State. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is third with 13 percent support, while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson rounds out the top four at 9 percent.According to the poll, Cruz has risen 19 percentage points since October 2015, when he stood at 6 percent support...
  • Administration, military aiming to improve anti-ISIS effort 'narrative'

    12/28/2015 7:45:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | December 27, 2015 | Barbara Starr and Jim Acosta
    During a National Security Council meeting held at the Pentagon on Dec. 14, President Barack Obama told top military officials and other officials he wanted to see a better job of having the so-called "narrative" of the war on ISIS communicated to the American people, a senior defense official told CNN. In a recent interview the President described some of his frustrations about the messaging regarding the administration's moves against ISIS.
  • The NY Times removed a pathetic Obama remark from a story

    12/19/2015 9:25:06 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Editorial Board
    s part of his effort to turn things around after his recent pathetic speeches on fighting terrorism, the president met with columnists from multiple outlets. The ground rules said no one could quote him directly — but one of his claims is appalling even when paraphrased. Obama, the Times reported online, “indicated that he did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and made clear that he plans to step up his public arguments. Republicans were telling Americans that he is not doing anything when he is doing a...
  • Report: Obama Told NSC And FBI To ‘Downplay’ Terrorist Angle Of San Bernadino

    12/10/2015 3:25:27 PM PST · by amorphous · 102 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10 Dec 2015 | Jonah Bennett
    The FBI has taken heat for failing to immediately classify the San Bernardino shootings as terrorism, but a new report shows that FBI reluctance could have been due to external pressure from the White House. A source told Jack Murphy of SOFREP that the FBI instantly believed the shooting, which left 14 dead, to be a clear act of terrorism. The White House, however, didn't feel the same way and quickly moved in to squash the terror classification. This source added that as soon as the shooting took place, Obama convened a meeting with the National Security Council and the...
  • Couple Kept Tight Lid on Plans for San Bernardino Shooting (Father Mentally Ill, ate pregnant goat)

    The elder Mr. Farook forced his family to move out of their home in 2006, Ms. Farook said in court papers, but he continued to harass her. “My husband is mentally ill and is on medication but is also an alcoholic and drinks with the medicine,” she said. The marriage was formally dissolved this year. Around Christmas one year, Mr. Venegas recalled, the father asked where he could buy a goat; he especially wanted a pregnant animal, saying that goat fetus was a delicacy. Mr. Venegas helped him get two. They ate one, and the family kept the other alive...
  • Today in Politics: In New Poll, Ben Carson Pulls Up Alongside an Idling Donald Trump

    09/15/2015 1:26:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 85 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | September 15, 2015 | First Draft
    ...The proportion of Republican voters favoring Mr. Carson rose to 23 percent from 6 percent in the previous CBS News poll, which was taken just before the first televised Republican debate in early August. Over that same period, Mr. Trump made modest gains, to 27 percent from 24 percent.
  • Jeb stresses compassion, 'showing his heart' in campaign rollout

    06/15/2015 6:31:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/15/15 | Byron York
    As part of announcing his 2016 presidential candidacy, Jeb Bush released a video entitled "Making a Difference." The video spotlights how Bush's work as governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007 affected four people: a low-income student, a low-skilled worker, a mother whose child is disabled and a woman who was the victim of domestic violence. "My core beliefs start with the premise that the most vulnerable in our society should be in the front of the line, not the back," Bush says in the video. "The barriers right now on people rising up is the great challenge of our...
  • Pentagon asks media to scrap old footage of ISIS columns

    05/15/2015 5:25:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Fox News
    Full title..."Not how they roll: Pentagon asks media to scrap old footage of ISIS columns" ISIS may be on the move, but not the way you see on television, claims the Pentagon. Footage of the menacing, black-clad terrorist army rolling across the desert in long convoys predates U.S.-led air strikes that have forced the jihadists to travel more discreetly, say senior State Department and Pentagon officials. They have asked television networks to stop using stock footage that makes the terror army seem more mobile - and more formidable - than they say it actually is. One Toyota speeding down the...
  • Francis Filtered

    01/07/2015 2:01:49 AM PST · by 9thLife · 21 replies
    CERC via The Catholic Difference ^ | December 16, 2014 | George Weigel
    While there's been a lot of talk about the "Francis Effect," it's worth pondering, on the Holy Father's seventy-eighth birthday, the Francis Filtration. About a year ago, I suggested to one of the top editors of a major American newspaper that his journal's coverage of things papal left something to be desired, as it seemed based on the assumption that Pope Francis was some kind of radical wild-man, eager to toss into the garbage bin of history all those aspects of Catholic faith and practice that mainstream western culture finds distasteful. My friend replied, in so many words, look, you...
  • Fox-Dish Squabble Continues, News Network Still Blacked Out

    12/29/2014 4:01:31 PM PST · by xzins · 67 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 29 Dec 2014 | John Blosser
    Furious Dish Network, Inc., customers are dropping the service, demanding refunds and besieging Dish with angry calls and emails after Fox News was dropped over a contract dispute. On Dec. 21, fans of the immensely popular Fox News, among the 14 million Dish subscribers, awoke to find out that their favorite network had been blacked out, Mediaite reports. To date, 178,000 complaint calls were made through a toll-free line Fox set up, and 140,000 emails have deluged Dish, but the dispute remains ongoing, Variety reports. The squabble involves "carriage fees" paid by providers to networks for programming. Dish claims that...
  • Liberal 'Wonk:' Ignore the Conservative Media, Obamacare is a Success in the 'Real World'

    09/25/2014 3:00:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Guy Benson
    From the momentliberal blogger Ezra Klein launched Vox as an "explanatory journalism" project, it has exemplified the prevailing conceits of the modern American Left.Sometimes useful, frequentlyideological, and more than occasionally embarrassing, the work of Vox'sself-stylized wonks is required reading among those news consumers whoseunshakable faith in their own intellectual superiority is a boundless source ofsmug satisfaction. Klein'slatest dispatch serves up a delicious premise to these eager members of the so-called "reality-based community:" President Obama's health care law has beena big success in the real world (Vox has offered countless variations on this same argument), yetit remains unpopular in many quarters...
  • Obama Met Privately With Top Journalists Before ISIS War Speech

    09/14/2014 5:13:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | September 13, 2014 | by Michael Calderone
    President Barack Obama met with over a dozen prominent columnists and magazine writers Wednesday afternoon before calling for an escalation of the war against the Islamic State, or ISIS, in a primetime address that same night. The group, which met in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in an off-the-record session, included New York Times columnists David Brooks, Tom Friedman and Frank Bruni and editorial writer Carol Giacomo; The Washington Post's David Ignatius, Eugene Robinson and Ruth Marcus; The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins and George Packer; The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg and Peter Beinart; The New Republic's Julia Ioffe; Columbia...
  • The death of civil discourse? [when Dems crash and burn, conservatives are told to be civil)

    09/10/2014 4:50:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Allan J. Lichtman
    On Aug. 27, I appeared on the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor" to discuss President Obama's legacy. Another guest, conservative author Jane Hammond Cook, began by claiming that Obama would be ranked among the bottom 15 or 20 of presidents. In response, I made the following points: You cannot judge a president's legacy during his term because evaluations change drastically over time. Harry Truman's approval ratings sank to 22 percent during his last year in office about half of Obama's current ratings. Truman was reviled in his time, but scholars toady generally regard him as a near-great president....
  • We Have Made the Decision to Reorder the Book: Costco Reverses Decision to Remove America

    07/09/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/09/20q14 | Oliver Darcy
    Wholesale retailer Costco announced Tuesday evening that they have reversed a decision to remove conservative filmmaker Dinesh DSouzas bestselling book from stores, following an outcry from thousands of angry customers. Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited, a statement posted on Facebook said. We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We cant carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume...
  • NCSPIN: Blinkin & Bitchin. (Now THAT is quality television!)

    06/22/2014 7:42:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    I gave up on NC Spin several months back. For those of you not familiar with this program, it is WRAL commisar Jim Goodmons attempted knockoff of the McLaughlin Group. Except Jims version involves Democrat hacks Tom Campbell and Chris Fitzsimon doing their best Baghdad Bob impression regurgitating state-run media propaganda while John Hood and some other token Republican / conservative sit quietly off to the side. Somebody urged me to watch this weekends installation of the show. Apparently, Chris The Mad Blinker had a pretty hysterical meltdown toward the end of the show. (The fun starts at about...
  • Meet Obama's Kissingers

    06/06/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2014 | Kimberley Strassel
    If the Bergdahl uproar feels creepily reminiscent of the Benghazi uproar, or the Syrian "red line" uproar, or the choose-your-own- Obama -foreign-adventure uproar, it's because they all have a common denominator. This is what happens when political hacks formally take over foreign policy. It's the "formal" point that bears some meditation. Barack Obama isn't the first president to make foreign-policy decisions on the basis of domestic political calculations. He does, however, win the distinction of being the first president to utterly disregardto treat with contemptthe institutions and procedures that were designed to help the commander in chief insulate the serious...
  • U.S. deaths in Afghanistan may have only tenuous link to Bergdahl [The spin is in.]

    06/08/2014 10:58:57 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 6/8/14 | By Andy Sullivan, Phil Stewart and Jibran Ahmed
    WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - The frantic search for Bowe Bergdahl began the moment his comrades discovered he was no longer inside the fragile outpost in a rock-strewn valley in one of the most hostile corners of Afghanistan. Exactly why Bergdahl left is subject to intense scrutiny. But accounts by two Taliban sources as well as several U.S. officials and fellow soldiers raise doubt over media reports that he had sought to join the Taliban, and over suggestions that the deaths later that year of six soldiers in his battalion were related to the search for him. His dramatic release on May...
  • What Really Happens When Obama Sneaks Out of the White House

    05/24/2014 7:45:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5-23-14 | Mary Bruce
    On ABCs hit series Scandal, President Fitzgerald Grant is often seen sneaking out of the White House for a clandestine meeting with the covert agents of B-613 or a secret rendezvous with Olivia Pope, but nothing could be further from the truth. The real president isnt sneaking anywhere. President Obama explained earlier this week what its like to try and break out of the White House bubble. Every once in a while, Im able to sneak off Im sort of like the circus bear that kind of breaks the chain, and I start taking off, and everybody starts whispering, the...
  • McLaughlin Groups Eleanor Clift : Ambassador Stevens Wasnt Murdered

    05/11/2014 10:24:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift said on Sundays The McLaughlin Group that late U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed the night of the Benghazi attacks, had not been murdered but had died from smoke inhalation. Id like to point out that Ambassador Stevens was not murdered, Clift said, using air quotes, but died of smoke inhalation in a CIA safe room. This did not land well. It was a terrorist attack, Eleanor, panelist-for-life Pat Buchanan said. He was murdered in a terrorist attack. Clift responded that it was an opportunistic terrorist attack inflamed by the anti-Muslim video, the blaming...
  • Western spin doctors cannot justify actions of Kiev authorities encouraging fascism

    05/03/2014 5:51:50 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 10 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 05/03/2014 | Itar Tass
    MOSCOW, May 03. /ITAR-TASS/. A credible source in Russias government agencies has drawn attention to the recent change in the form and tonality of the Kiev authorities actions in the information sphere. It is formed not at all by Ukrainian citizens, but by specialists who arrived from abroad. The PR group for the so-called anti-Russian actions involves American experts - as far as we know, shoulder straps show through the suits and sweaters of some of them. There are also European spin doctors, in particular, from Belgium who back during the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia had tried to persuade...
  • Pelosi wont run on Obamacare: While were proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs

    04/02/2014 1:32:25 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Aril 2 2014 | No Attribution
    While Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took an Obamacare victory lap Tuesday afternoon, she appeared hesitant to make the law the central plank in her partys push to win in 2014, telling reporters that while were proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs.
  • AP SOURCES: HEALTH LAW SIGN-UPS ON TRACK TO HIT 7M

    04/01/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    AP ^ | 04/01/2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JOSH LEDERMAN
    Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press. The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that slowed sign-ups on the HealthCare.gov website. Two government officials confirmed the milestone, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of an official announcement. Seven million was the original target...
  • Dem Senator on MSNBC: Russias Weak Invasion Proof of Obamas Strength

    03/19/2014 6:10:00 AM PDT · by tje · 35 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | March 18, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If Russia invades Alaska, just think how weak Putin will look then. Senator Chris Murphy went to the Ukraine. Then he came back to appear on Chris Hayes All In on MSNBC to explain how everything is just fine. Frankly the fact that we are here today with a very weak Russia, having the entirety of the Ukraine turn away and having engaged in a panicky reaction is partly a result of the United States strength on this issue, standing with the protesters, Senator Chris Murphy said.
  • Rep. Keith Ellison on the CBO report: Hey, Americans work way more than people in other countries

    02/11/2014 6:52:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Yes, I suppose it’s true that most of the rest of the world works a lot less than Americans do. Their GDPs-per-capita and/or their debt-to-GDP ratios generally tend to correlate accordingly, but whatever. Via RCP:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO What the Congressional Budget Office is saying is that we’re going to discourage kids having to have latchkeys. We’re going to have parents being able to come home, working reasonable hours. People are going to be able to retire. People might be able to actually cook dinner rather than have to order out and get some takeout. I mean, the...
  • Democrat Logic: Lose Your Job and Feel Liberated

    02/08/2014 8:14:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2014 | Brian C Joondeph, MD
    This week, a report from the Congressional Budget Office acknowledged that ObamaCare would reduce full-time employment by 2.5 million over the next ten years. And that is on top of news that 92 million Americans who could be working are not. What a devastating assessment for the unemployed or underemployed, particular millenials seeking to transition from internships and part-time jobs to career-building full-time jobs. Yet the predictable spin from the White House and major media outlets is that this is good news, liberating workers from the chains of employment. To quote President Obama, from the 2008 campaign, "You can put...
  • Podesta, Left-Wing Mastermind, to Lead NSA Review

    01/17/2014 11:52:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/17/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama announced Friday that John Podesta, his new "counselor" and the political operative responsible for creating the institutional left in Washington, will be the appointed "to lead a comprehensive review of big data and privacy" in the aftermath of revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic spying programs. When he joined the White House last month, Podesta's focus was said to be "climate change." The president's speech contained little news. It was a classic Obama set-piece, designed to demonstrate that he understands both sides of a complex argument, while delegating
  • Sen. Feinstein: Hillary Clinton Isnt To Blame For Benghazi [Throw The Two CA Senate Bums Out!]

    01/17/2014 12:26:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 16, 2013 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    By REBECCA KAPLAN January 16, 2014 Sen. Feinstein: Hillary Clinton Isnt To Blame For Benghazi Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has come to the defense of Hillary Clinton against Republicans who she says are trying to inflate the former secretary ofstates role in the Sept. 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic facility and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and vice chairman Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., led the committees review of the attacks that werepublished in a bipartisan report that was declassified Wednesday. Though their the report faults the State Department for failing to sufficiently...
  • Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz need new spin; the jig is up, says Dem strategist

    11/27/2013 6:13:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 11/25/13 | Joe Saunders
    Nancy Pelosis proud of Obamacare. Debbie Wasserman Schultz thinks its wonderful. Democratic strategists are scared. **SNIP** Were trying to deny what everyone knows is happening, a Democratic polling veteran told Politico. Anybody who is halfway intelligent knows this is a big problem for us. Its impossible not to see. We can try to hide our heads in the sand and pretend its not a problem, but it is. If the past is prologue, that pollsters right. In the 2010 mid-terms, the last time Americans went to the polls without President Obama on the ballot, Democrats were washed out of...
  • Housing data brightens U.S. economic growth outlook (Spin Alert: Prices and Interest Rates Rise)

    11/26/2013 3:04:15 PM PST · by xzins · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Nov 13 | Lucia Mutikani
    Permits for future U.S. home construction hit a near 5-1/2 year-high in October and prices for single-family homes notched big gains in September, suggesting a run-up in mortgage interest rates has not derailed the housing recovery. The data releases on Tuesday were the latest signs of strength in the economy, despite headwinds from rising mortgage rates and last month's partial government shutdown. "The reports reinforce the notion that the housing sector is successfully digesting the summer mortgage rate pop," said Mike Englund, chief economist at Action Economics in Boulder, Colorado. Building permits jumped 6.2 percent last month to an annual...
  • SPIN SPIN SPIN: Nancy Pelosi tries to spin her way out of her Obamacare broken promise

    11/17/2013 2:54:35 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 29 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 17th, 2013
    Pelosi tries desperately to spin her way out of her broken Obamacare promise, even saying stuff Democrats were saying two weeks before Obama finally came out and admitted it was a broken promise:
  • Obama Gives San Franciscos Batkid a Six-Second Shout-Out [Valerie Tries to Soften Clown 's Image]

    11/16/2013 5:26:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/15/13 | ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    All Miles Scott wanted to do was to put on his Batman costume and fight crime on the grimy streets of Gotham City. Miles, a 5-year-old leukemia patient, got his wish on Friday, and his heroism earned him a pat on the back from President Obama. Way to go, Miles. Way to save Gotham, the president said in one of his first posts on Vine,a social media site that loops six-second videos uploaded by its users.
  • Megan Kelly pulls Fox hard left.

    10/07/2013 6:14:08 PM PDT · by ez · 279 replies
    Free republic ^ | 10/7/13 | Ez
    Megan Kelly is off to a rocky start, pulling Fox hard to left, challenging Senator Ted Cruz in much the same way Candy Crowley did at CNN. So far she has quoted polls by Politico and PPP.
  • Obamas moves on Syria mark defining moment - His shifts could set back agenda for second term

    09/15/2013 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Sept 15, 2013 | By Matt Viser and Noah Bierman
    WASHINGTON President Obama, to his supporters, is a deliberative leader whose willingness to recalibrate his response to Syrias use of chemical weapons potentially helped avert military strikes and further US involvement in a civil war half a world away. But to his critics, Obama is like a character in a Shakespearean comedy, where the hapless protagonist succeeds despite himself. It was, after all, only after Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an offhand comment last Monday morning in London and Russian leaders seized on it that renewed diplomatic discussions began. Now those discussions have led to...
  • David Axelrod Gives Obama, Not Putin, Credit For Assad Turning Over Chemical Weapons

    09/10/2013 7:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Here's your non-shocker of the day. Former Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod is giving President Obama, not Russian President Putin, credit for Syrian President Assad's agreement to turn over chemical weapons. If POTUS hadn't threatened credible military response, does anyone believe Russia and Syria would be coming forward now? No time to falter. David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 10, 2013 President Obama is still scheduled to make his case for a "military attack" on Syria tonight from the White House, but with the news breaking this morning the Russians and Syrians have reached a deal, you can bet his speech...
  • Spin rate of black holes pinned down

    08/08/2013 1:35:04 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Nature ^ | 8/6/13 | Eugenie Samuel Reich
    Black holes can be described by just two fundamental characteristics: mass and spin. Astronomers have been able to measure the objects mass for decades, by looking for gravitational effects on the orbits of nearby stars. But measuring spin, which records the angular momentum of the matter that falls into the holes, has proved troublesome, particularly for the supermassive black holes that lie at the centres of galaxies. No light emanates from the black holes spinning event horizons, so astronomers instead look for proxies that emit X-rays, such as the swirling disks of matter that feed into some holes. Such indirect...
  • Bill O'Reilly Reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman [spinning like a whirling dervish]

    07/16/2013 7:40:53 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    "Talking Points" understands the anger towards George Zimmerman. He initiated the fracas. But you don't convict someone of murder because he shows poor judgment or because he racially profiles.
  • O'Reilly Says Illegals Are Not Criminals.

    07/15/2013 8:59:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 43 replies
    This guy is nuts! O'Reilly said tonight that crossing into the United States illegally is not criminal... but instead a civil matter. A civil matter? What's O'Reilly been smoking???
  • Full Spin Mode on IRS, Benghazi, AP Scandals as WH Advisor Does 'Full Ginsburg'

    05/19/2013 8:48:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Senior White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer is set to perform the 'full Ginsburg' on Sunday, appearing on all five major Sunday morning news shows in the latest sign that the Obama administration is determined to fight for control of the news cycle following an explosion of major scandals in the past several days. Pfeiffer will appear on CNN's State of the Union, ABC's This Week, CBS's Face the Nation, NBC's Meet the Press, and Fox News' Fox News Sunday. The White House began suffering unusual setbacks in the media following the revelation that its edits to "talking points" on the...
  • Amid damage control efforts, White House listens to outside advice

    05/16/2013 7:13:26 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 16, 2013 8:44pm EDT | Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason
    (Reuters) - Senior White House officials responsible for navigating the administration through a trio of scandals met on Thursday with outside Democratic strategists for advice on how to get past the controversies and back on track advancing the president's agenda. The White House is trying to regain the upper hand after being knocked on the defensive over its response to deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the seizure of journalists' phone records in a Justice Department leak investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny. Now, President Barack Obama's closest advisers want to find a way...
  • Petraeus email objected to Benghazi talking points

    05/16/2013 5:22:26 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    Myfoxdc.com/AP ^ | 5/16/2013 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Then CIA-Director David Petraeus objected to the final talking points the Obama administration used after the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, because he wanted to see more details revealed to the public, according to emails released Wednesday by the White House. Under pressure in the investigation that continues eight months after the attacks, the White House on Wednesday released 99 pages of emails and a single page of hand-written notes made by Petraeus' deputy, Mike Morell, after a meeting at the White House on Saturday, Sept. 15. On that page, Morell scratched out from the...
  • Was David Petraeus blackmailed over Benghazi?

    05/13/2013 10:23:13 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-13-13 | DrJohn
    The Benghazi affair is on fire and it could possibly go nuclear soon. It is now very clear that the Obama regime scrubbed the truth from the Benghazi talking points. Politics: It would be naïve to expect any White House to ignore the political implications of a foreign policy crisis occurring two months before a presidential election. But there is a reason why no White House admits to finessing a tragedy: It's unseemly. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland injected politics into the U.S. response to Benghazi when she raised objections to draft “talking points” being prepared for Rice’s television appearances....
  • New Yorker Trashes Carney For Friday Press Conference Lies, Compares Him To Bill Clinton

    05/12/2013 11:28:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 05/12/13 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from The New Yorker: But the mere existence of the editswhatever the motivation for themseriously undermines the White Houses credibility on this issue. This past November (after Election Day), White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word consulate to diplomatic facility because consulate was inaccurate. Remarkably, Carney is sticking with that line even now. In his regular press briefing on Friday afternoon (a briefing that was delayed...
  • Feinstein: Talking points were wrong

    05/12/2013 10:15:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/12/13 | Tarini Parti
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the talking points used on the Sunday news shows following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were wrong, adding that the administration should have been quicker in calling it a terrorist act. I think the talking points were wrong, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press. I think the talking points should not be written by the intelligence community. Unfortunately," she added, "the word extremist was used which isnt not as crystal clear as terrorist.
  • ABC: Petraeus called final Benghazi talking points useless the day before Rices full Ginsburg

    05/12/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/12/13 | Ed Morrissey
    One of the mysteries in the Benghazi scandal has been the role of David Petraeus, who was then the Director of the CIA but was forced to resign in a personal scandal shortly thereafter. While the White House and State Department tried to cobble together talking points to explain away the terrorist attack that took four American lives, what did Petraeus do? According to new information reported for the first time by Jonathan Karl on ABC News This Week earlier this morning, Petraeus rejected the final version as useless
  • Liberal Panic Now That Benghazi Fiasco Finally Getting Real Coverage?

    05/11/2013 9:48:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 12, 2013 | Howard Portnoy
    here is no escaping the fact that, where Benghazi is concerned, there is blood in the water and the mainstream media has (at long last) picked up the scent. Yesterday, the sharks representing the three major TV networks circled Press Secretary Jay Carney, bombarding him with questions that were uncharacteristically tough. ABC’s Jonathan Karl, who broke the story that the talking points underwent twelve revisions, had the aspect and attitude of a man scorned and determined to set the record straight as much to clear his own name as to ascertain the truth. When Carney attempted to weasel out of his claim...
  • Eugene Robinson: Republicans lead a witch hunt on Benghazi

    05/10/2013 1:44:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/10/2013 | Eugene Robinson
    Those who are trying to make the Benghazi tragedy into a scandal for the Obama administration really ought to decide what story line they want to sell. Actually, by those I mean Republicans, and by the Obama administration I mean Hillary Clinton. The only coherent purpose I can discern in all of this is to sully Clintons record as secretary of state in case she runs for president in 2016. Thats not a particularly noble way to use the deaths of four American public servants, but at least its understandable. Attempts to concoct some kind of sinister Whitewater-style conspiracy, however,...
  • Obamas Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • Obama Golfs Ahead of WH Correspondents Dinner

    04/27/2013 1:41:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/27/13 | Arlette Saenz - ABCNews
    President Obama spent Saturday afternoon at the golf course, just a few hours before he is set to attend the White House Correspondents Dinner later this evening. The president golfed at Joint Base Andrews with former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and White House aides Marvin Nicholson and Michael Brush.
  • White House: Libya Fight Is Not War, It's 'Kinetic Military Action'

    03/23/2011 8:39:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Byron York
    In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it? In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone," Rhodes...