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  • Obama's Audio Only Statement on Crisis in Egypt

    08/15/2013 10:09:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/13/13 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama delivered a short audio-only statement on Egypt this morning, from his rented-vacation home on Martha's Vineyard: In the statement, President Obama cancelled a planned joint U.S.-Egypt military exercise and called for "Egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. We call on those who protest to do so peacefully." Obama did not say that U.S. aid to Egypt would change. The president answered no questions.
  • OBAMA’S SHAMEFUL ZIMMERMAN TRIAL STATEMENT: EQUATES SELF-DEFENSE TO ‘GUN VIOLENCE’

    07/16/2013 2:02:14 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 15 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | July 16, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    Barack Obama, in a further attempt to politicize the Zimmerman trial, made an appalling, pitiful and shameful statement Sunday. After failing miserably to use the Sandy Hook shootings to trash the Second Amendment, Obama is now attempting to use the complete acquittal of George Zimmerman to “honor Trayvon Martin” by using the shooting, done in self-defense, to “stem the tide of gun violence.” Here is Obama’s full statement...
  • Going bare-breasted, woman makes statement about women's bodies

    06/05/2013 9:33:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 6/5/13 | Ronnie Polaneczky
    WANTED TO WRITE something snarky about Moira Johnston because what she's doing kind of begs for snarkiness. But after hanging with her in Rittenhouse Square - where her bare breasts caught the morning sun, elicited picture-taking and drew a blasting honk from a Roadway Express truck - Johnston won me over to her cause. Which is this: Women should be allowed to go topless anywhere that men are allowed to. Maybe it was the flowered pasties that covered Johnston's nipples. Or the glorious breeze. Or the guy who grinned at Johnston's chest and said, "God bless ya, babe!" Mostly, though,...
  • Statement from National Rifle Association Regarding Newtown Killer (not a member)

    03/28/2013 11:47:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 3/28/13 | staff
    There is no record of a member relationship between Newtown killer Adam Lanza, nor between Nancy Lanza, A. Lanza or N. Lanza with the National Rifle Association. Reporting to the contrary is reckless, false and defamatory.
  • Cherokee Group: Warren Statement on Heritage 'Virtually Spit in Our Faces'

    05/30/2012 2:37:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/30/12 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Masslive.com is reporting the latest bizarre twist in the saga of Elizabeth Warren likely false claims of Native American heritage. In a statement that would make Richard Nixon blush with shame, Warren has, effectively, told the new Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren group launched this morning by Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes and fellow Cherokee David Cornsilk to go away and stop bothering her. As Masslive.com reports this afternoon: In a statement following the launch of Barnes' new website, Warren's press secretary Alethea Harney said it is time to move past the issue. "Over the past month Elizabeth has answered...
  • EU Statement Suggests Arabs Can Throw Stones at Protests

    05/22/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/12 | Elad Benari
    A statement issued by the European Union on Tuesday seemed to suggest it supports Palestinian Authority Arabs’ rights to throw stones during non-violent protests. The statement, released on Tuesday by the spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, criticized Israel for convicting PA Arab Bassem Tamimi of dispatching stone-throwers and protesting illegally. An Israeli court convicted Tamimi on Sunday, according to an AFP report. The 45-year-old was charged with soliciting stone-throwing based on evidence that he directed such incidents from the roof-tops. He was arrested on March 24, 2011, AFP reported,...
  • Obama Skips Christmas Statement But Issues Statement for Fake Holiday Kwanzaa

    12/27/2011 10:30:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/27/11 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama did not release a special statement for Christmas this year. From the White House website: Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 4:20 PM Barack Obama did not release a special statement for Christmas this year. From the White House website: But, Barack Obama did issue a statement in celebration of the fake holiday Kwanzaa on Monday December 26. From the White House website: Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today marks the beginning of the week-long celebration honoring African American heritage and culture through the seven...
  • Statement by the President and First Lady on Kwanzaa (Warning: Barfus Maximus)

    12/26/2011 10:23:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The White House ^ | 12/26/11 | The White House
    Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today marks the beginning of the week-long celebration honoring African American heritage and culture through the seven principles of Kwanzaa -- unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. We celebrate Kwanzaa at a time when many African Americans and all Americans reflect on our many blessings and memories over the past year and our aspirations for the year to come. And even as there is much to be thankful for, we know that there are still too many Americans...
  • Bolton: Biden's Statement that Taliban Not Our Enemy Was No Gaffe

    12/21/2011 2:57:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/21/11 | Pamela Geller
    First Obama and Biden wanted to work with what they called the "moderate Taliban." Even the Taliban thought that was ridiculous. And it was -- sort of like a chaste prostitute. The Taliban does not share Western values, goals, objectives. The Taliban's playbook is the qur'an and its stated aims. The whole idea of a moderate Taliban or a moderate Islam is false, and Obama knows it. So now, according to Biden, the Taliban is not our enemy at all. Never mind their role in 9/11. Never mind their hosting al-Qaeda camps and working with al-Qaeda. It amounts to surrender,...
  • Confederation of Iranian Students statement on UK embassy attack

    11/30/2011 4:56:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Israel matzav ^ | 11/30/11 | Carl In Jerusalem
    I received via email the following statement from the Confederation of Iranian Students and the Iranian Freedom Institute regarding the Basij-led attack (that's what they're calling it - the Iranians are calling the attackers 'students') on the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday. As the U.S. and its European allies begin to impose effective sanctions on the Islamic Republic, the western democracies should anticipate that the regime will initiate more of these fully-authorized, staged incidents under the guise of a student movement. The so-called students, of course, are plain-clothed basiji following orders from the regime. Even Moussa Ghornani, a member...
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Supreme Court Hearing on Obamacare

    11/27/2011 8:24:32 AM PST · by shield · 11 replies
    Office of Governor of Texas ^ | 14th November 2011 | Office of Governor of Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear a case relating to Obamacare: "The Supreme Court's decision to hear this case quickly is encouraging news for Texas, which faces massive cost explosions under Obamacare, and for Americans everywhere who don't want the federal government forcing them to buy specific goods and services. I'm hopeful the Supreme Court will confirm what other federal courts have already recognized: that Obamacare is an unprecedented overreach and an unconstitutional infringement upon individual liberties." Texas and 25 other states have challenged the constitutionality of Congress' authority to force...
  • THE Christmas gift for the gunowner who has everything... (vanity)

    09/17/2011 4:13:55 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Facebook ^ | 9.17.11 | Free Vulcan
    One of my friends posted this on her facebook page and I had to share it. How awesome would this be for Christmas?
  • Obama Issues Statement Marking Ramadan, But No Easter Statement This Year

    08/03/2011 3:45:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/3/11 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama on Monday issued a statement marking the start of Ramadan, the month devoted to prayer and fasting in the Muslim religion. “As Ramadan begins, Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world,” the statement reads. “Ramadan is a festive time that is anticipated for months by Muslims everywhere.”
  • NEW Statement from SOLT on Father John Corapi [Catholic Caucus]

    07/05/2011 10:29:33 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 157 replies
    EWTN ^ | July 5, 2011 | Rev. Gerard Sheehan
    NEW Statement from SOLT on Father John Corapi Tuesday, July 05, 2011 Here is the statement that I received this morning: July 5, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Rev. Gerard Sheehan, solt Regional Priest Servant Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Robstown, Texas Fr. John A. Corapi submitted his resignation from the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity ("SOLT") early in June. SOLT is a Society of Apostolic Life of Diocesan Right with its regional office in Robstown, Texas. While SOLT does not typically comment publicly on personnel matters, it recognizes that Fr. John...
  • The Latest from McDonald's

    04/22/2011 12:34:43 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 173 replies
    We are shocked by the video from a Baltimore franchised restaurant showing an assault. This incident is unacceptable, disturbing and troubling. McDonald’s strives to be a safe, welcoming environment for everyone who visits. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of customers and employees in our restaurants. We are working with the franchisee and the local authorities to investigate this matter.
  • Obama signing statement: despite law, I can do what I want on czars

    04/15/2011 4:04:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/11 | Jonathan Strong
    In marked contrast to vows as a candidate not to use presidential signing statements as “an end run around Congress,” President Obama released a statement on the just-signed spending bill saying despite the law’s restrictions on “czars,” he will “construe” the law not to interfere with “presidential prerogatives.” The move is an aggressive power play by Obama to gain an added advantage from the deal struck a week ago between the president, Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to narrowly avert government shutdown. The legislation prohibits government money being spent on four Obama “czars,”...
  • White House issues statement to decline comment on Libya development

    03/30/2011 5:40:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/30/11 | Bonney Kapp
    WASHINGTON--There are multiple reports out today that President Barack Obama has signed a "secret order" authorizing covert U.S. support for Libyan rebel forces.According to Reuters: Obama signed the order, known as a presidential "finding," within the last two or three weeks, according to four U.S. government sources familiar with the matter. Such findings are a principal form of presidential directive used to authorize secret operations by the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Father of Shooting Suspect (Loughner) May Issue Statement

    01/10/2011 10:35:02 PM PST · by Qbert · 57 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/11/2011 | CHARLES FORELLE
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The father of shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner has prepared and may release a public statement, according to a neighbor who met with Mr. Loughner's parents Monday. Randy and Amy Loughner disappeared from view shortly after the shootings, and a statement would be the family's first public comments since the attack. [Snip] Mr. Smith emerged to tell a small group of reporters that Randy Loughner had written a statement but isn't sure when to release it. Mr. Loughner is reluctant to greet the public and will try to coordinate the release through the local sheriff's office, Mr. Smith said....
  • Elena Kagan’s Opening Statement (Franken nods off)

    06/28/2010 6:01:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/28/10 | fox
    Opening statement of Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan.
  • CT VFW Cdr. releases statement on Blumenthal "regret"

    05/18/2010 1:22:48 PM PDT · by Mach9 · 34 replies · 1,294+ views
    VFW, Connecticut | May 18, 2010 | DeFederico
    The following statement is by Richard DiFederico, Department Commander of Connecticut’s largest war veterans’ organization, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States: “Those who served in Vietnam or offshore or in neighboring countries rightfully earned all the belated thanks and appreciation our nation can muster. Those who served in uniform during the Vietnam era also deserve our gratitude, which makes Mr. Blumenthal's claim to be something he is not so outrageous. It diminishes the service of all who served and sacrificed, most especially those whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Wall. Mr. Blumenthal was considered one of...
  • Blumenthal Vietnam Service Statement "Absolutely Unintentional"

    05/18/2010 11:37:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies · 1,017+ views
    http://www.wtic.com/ ^ | May 17, 2010 | Matt Dwyer
    US Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal today held a press conference, to defend himself against a New York Times article citing a video in which Blumehthal says he served in Vietnam. Blumenthal served in the Marine Reserves during Vietnam, but not in Vietnam. "On a few occaisions I have misspoken about my service, I take full responsibility," Blumenthal said.
  • Feiglin: US statement shows Netanyahu lied

    05/10/2010 10:57:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 443+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 5/10/10 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Likud activist Moshe Feiglin demanded that the party conduct a revote on its decision 10 days ago that he lost to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, after the US State Department revealed on Sunday night that the government had pledged not to build in Jerusalem’s Ramat Shlomo neighborhood for two years. Netanyahu easily defeated Feiglin’s loyalists in a vote of Likud central committee members that postponed elections for all the party’s institutions. Netanyahu turned the vote into a battle between him and Feiglin, while Feiglin painted it as a fight over the future of Jerusalem.
  • A Long Post: The Complete List of Obama Statement Expiration Dates

    03/29/2010 10:37:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 597+ views
    national review ^ | 3/29/10 | Jim Garaghty
    By popular demand, a comprehensive list of expired Obama statements... HEALTH CARE MANDATES STATEMENT: “We've got a philosophical difference, which we've debated repeatedly, and that is that Senator Clinton believes the only way to achieve universal health care is to force everybody to purchase it. And my belief is, the reason that people don't have it is not because they don't want it but because they can't afford it.” Barack Obama, speaking at a Democratic presidential debate, February 21, 2008. EXPIRATION DATE: On March 23, 2010, Obama signed the individual mandate into law. HEALTH CARE NEGOTIATIONS ON C-SPAN STATEMENT: “These...
  • The Mount Vernon Statement, A Poor Man's Manifesto… VERY Poor

    A group made up of some of the biggest names in contemporary conservatism got together a few days ago and crafted what they are calling the “Mount Vernon Statement,” a manifesto of sorts meant to give direction to today’s conservative movement. Put succinctly, it fails to fill the bill. Taken as a whole this statement is fine as a short history lesson. It explains pretty clearly what the founders had wrought when their basic work was done with the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. But as a statement of principles that might guide today’s discussion I do not think the...
  • The Mount Vernon Statement vs. The Manhattan Statement

    02/19/2010 4:40:51 AM PST · by mattstat · 2 replies · 243+ views
    I can’t get excited about the Mt. Vernon statement, yet I am passionate about the ideas behind them. Surely, it must be possible to retell our founding principles without strangled or purple prose. Let’s try. The Manhattan Statement A truth once known does not become false due to the passage of time. An agreement is not made null because it has been neglected. A promise once made cannot be broken by arrogance. We have not forgotten the self-evident truths and unalienable rights upon which this country was founded. No one is above the law. All have the right to life,...
  • The Mount Vernon Statement (a differing view)

    02/18/2010 5:50:13 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 27 replies · 518+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | 16 Feb 2010 | Daniel Larison
    What is there to say about this statement, which is being called a new conservative “manifesto”? Someone might object that Russell Kirk said that conservatives do not have manifestoes, but that would be entirely too quaint and old-fashioned. What is one to make of the organizers’ selection of the site of George Washington’s home for a statement that refers to a foreign policy of “advancing freedom and opposing tyranny in the world”? I would say that it is in extremely poor taste, but then this statement is not directed at people like me. My admiration for Washington comes partly from...
  • Statement of James O'Keefe (MSM comitted "journalistic malpractice")

    01/29/2010 8:59:01 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 15 replies · 1,173+ views
    Big Government.com ^ | 1/29/10 | James O'Keefe
    The government has now confirmed what has always been clear: No one tried to wiretap or bug Senator Landrieu’s office. Nor did we try to cut or shut down her phone lines. Reports to this effect over the past 48 hours are inaccurate and false. As an investigative journalist, my goal is to expose corruption and lack of concern for citizens by government and other institutions, as I did last year when our investigations revealed the massive corruption and fraud perpetrated by ACORN. For decades, investigative journalists have used a variety of tactics to try to dig out and reveal...
  • President Obama Waits Two Days to Release Statement on Shooting of Pro-Lifer

    09/14/2009 4:36:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 1,073+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/14/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Barack Obama waited over 48 hours before finally releasing a very short statement condemning the Friday shooting of pro-life advocate James Pouillon. in hours of the shooting of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller, Obama had a statement, but he drug his feet on this incident. As LifeNews.com reported, Pouillon, 63, was shot Friday morning as he protested abortion outside a local hospital in Owosso, Michigan.Local officials have detained 33-year-old Harlan Drake, who told police he killed Jim Pouillon because he didn't like how he would protest abortion in front of the school.Obama's brief statement is...
  • Obama Waits Two Days to Release Statement on Shooting of Pro-Lifer

    09/14/2009 9:33:09 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies · 570+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 14, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Waits Two Days to Release Statement on Shooting of Pro-Lifer Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama waited over 48 hours before finally releasing a very short statement condemning the Friday shooting of pro-life advocate James Pouillon. in hours of the shooting of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller, Obama had a statement, but he drug he feet on this incident. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5459.html
  • Kennedy's Chappaquiddick statement

    08/26/2009 8:05:26 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 34 replies · 1,644+ views
    The following is an edited and abbreviated transcript of Edward Kennedy's statement following the Chappaquiddick controversy: There is no truth, no truth whatever, to the widely circulated suspicions of immoral conduct that have been leveled at my behavior and hers regarding that evening. There has never been a private relationship between us of any kind. I know of nothing in Mary Jo's conduct on that or any other occasion — and the same is true of the other girls at that party — that would lend any substance to such ugly speculation about their character. Nor was I driving under...
  • Ted Kennedy Apology Speech Following Chappaquiddick Death of Mary Jo Kopechne - Video 1969

    08/26/2009 6:01:13 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 37 replies · 1,635+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Ted Kennedy's apology speech following the death of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick after Kennedy drove her off a bridge into water where she drowned on July 19, 1969. Kennedy swam to shore but failed to notify authorities of the accident for hours. He was never charged with a felony, therefore allowing him to remain in the U.S. Senate. He gave this speech as part of his effort to rehabilitate his image with the voters. NOTE: This video was posted by CNN as part of their coverage of Ted Kennedy's Death. . . . . (Watch...
  • Former President George W Bush on the death of Senator Kennedy [McCain's Comments as well]

    08/26/2009 8:45:59 AM PDT · by meandog · 95 replies · 3,645+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/26/09
    <p>"Laura and I are saddened by the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. We extend our condolences and prayers to Senator Kennedy’s wife, Vicki, and all of their family. Ted Kennedy spent more than half his life in the United States Senate. He was a man of passion who advocated fiercely for his convictions. I was pleased to work with Senator Kennedy on legislation to raise standards in public schools, reform immigration, and ensure dignity and fair treatment for Americans suffering from mental illness. In a life filled with trials, Ted Kennedy never gave in to self-pity or despair. He maintained his optimistic spirit, his sense of humor, and his faith in his fellow citizens. He loved his family and his country – and he served them until the end. He will be deeply missed."</p>
  • Cheney Statement on CIA Documents/Investigation

    08/25/2009 11:29:51 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 44 replies · 2,393+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 24, 2009 10:06 PM | Stephen F. Hayes
    Cheney Statement on CIA Documents/Investigation Former Vice President Dick Cheney gave The Weekly Standard a statement Monday night about the CIA documents and the coming Justice Department investigation. The documents released Monday clearly demonstrate that the individuals subjected to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques provided the bulk of intelligence we gained about al Qaeda. This intelligence saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks. These detainees also, according to the documents, played a role in nearly every capture of al Qaeda members and associates since 2002. The activities of the CIA in carrying out the policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for...
  • Sarah Palin statement on Legal Fund

    07/22/2009 2:29:52 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 10 replies · 841+ views
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    "I find the notion that I have taken any action pertaining to the legal defense trust fund misguided and factually in error. I am informed that this fund was created by experienced attorneys in DC and was modeled after other similar funds established for senators and others. The fund itself was not created by me nor is it controlled by me. Neither I nor my lawyer has received a penny from this fund, and I am informed the Trustee was withholding any action or payment pending final resolution with the Personnel Board. This is the hallmark of legal compliance and...
  • Statement from Gov. Palin's Legal Counsel on Defamatory Allegations

    07/04/2009 4:17:26 PM PDT · by ak267 · 90 replies · 3,090+ views
    conservatives4palin ^ | 07/04/2009 | ak267
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 4, 2009 On July 3rd, 2009, Governor Sarah Palin announced her intent to resign her gubernatorial duties and transfer the powers of Governor to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell. Almost immediately afterwards, several unscrupulous people have asserted false and defamatory allegations that the “real” reasons for Governor Palin’s resignation stem from an alleged criminal investigation pertaining to the construction of the Wasilla Sports Complex. This canard was first floated by Democrat operatives in September 2008 during the national campaign and followed up by sympathetic Democratic writers.1. It was easily rebutted then as one of many fabrications about...
  • Obama won’t take exception to new laws he signs. Except when there’s an exception.

    03/13/2009 6:11:08 AM PDT · by slomark · 4 replies · 373+ views
    EXCERT: There’s a little-known Presidential prerogative that allows the Commander In Chief to add “signing statements” to bills as he signs them into law. The purpose is make technical corrections in legislation or to guide officials in enforcing laws. “President Obama promised yesterday,” a slanted Washington Post’s article said, “that he would rarely impose his own interpretation of legislation by attaching statements when he signs bills, pulling back significantly from the controversial use of the tactic by his predecessor, George W. Bush.”...
  • RNC Statement On Obama’s Pro-Union Executive Order (are slave labor camps next!)

    02/07/2009 1:23:58 PM PST · by LoneStarC · 187 replies · 11,930+ views
    RNC head - ^ | February 7, 2009 | Michael Steele
    <p>“President Obama’s executive order will drive up the cost of government at a time when we should be doing everything possible to save taxpayer dollars. Federal contracts should go to the businesses that can offer taxpayers the best value – not just the unions who supported the Democrats’ campaigns last year. Quietly signing executive orders to payback campaign backers undermines Obama promise to change Washington. It is a disappointment for Americans hoping for more transparency and less politics as usual in Washington.”</p>
  • Obama, Richardson statements (on Richardson resignation from Commence secretary-designate)

    01/04/2009 1:34:33 PM PST · by CedarDave · 26 replies · 1,283+ views
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | January 4, 2008 | Gov. Richardson's office
    The folowing statements were provided by Gilbert Gallegos, Gov. Bill Richardson's deputy chief of staff. STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA It is with deep regret that I accept Governor Bill Richardson's decision to withdraw his name for nomination as the next Secretary of Commerce.Governor Richardson is an outstanding public servant and would have brought to the job of Commerce Secretary and our economic team great insights accumulated through an extraordinary career in federal and state office. It is a measure of his willingness to put the nation first that he has removed himself as a candidate for the Cabinet in...
  • Statement by the President on Bipartisan Agreement on Economic Rescue Legislation

    09/28/2008 4:38:00 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 34 replies · 919+ views
    Today, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress, working with my Administration, reached agreement on economic rescue legislation that is urgently needed to address a crisis in our financial system that threatens the entire U.S. economy. I appreciate the leadership shown by Members on both sides of the aisle, who came together to write a very good bill. This bill provides the necessary tools and funding to help protect our economy against a system-wide breakdown. The bill will help allow access to credit so American families can meet their daily needs and American businesses can make purchases, ship goods, and...
  • Obama’s Response to the Sept. 11 Attacks

    09/11/2008 8:35:30 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 66 replies · 293+ views
    Time ^ | Sep 11, 2008 | Mark Halperin
    The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of...
  • Statement By John McCain On 9/11

    09/11/2008 10:56:33 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 13 replies · 196+ views
    John McCain's website ^ | September 11 | John McCain
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following statement on the seventh anniversary of 9/11: "No American living then should ever forget the heroism that occurred in the skies above this field on September 11, 2001. It is believed that the terrorists on United Flight 93 may have intended to crash the airplane into the United States Capitol. Hundreds if not thousands of people would have been at work in that building when that fateful moment occurred, and been destroyed along with a beautiful symbol of our freedom. They and, very possibly I, owe...
  • Verbatim: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili Appeals To The World For Georgia (Transcript)

    08/15/2008 5:20:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 200+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 15, 2008 | MIKHEIL SAAKASHVILI AND CONDOLEEZZA RICE
    Joint appearance with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Tbilisi, Aug. 15, 2008.PRESIDENT SAAKASHVILI: Madame Secretary, we had almost five — hour discussion about mechanics to stop ongoing violence and deterring Russian invasion, as well as about massive assistance programs for Georgia from the United States in order to start immediate rebuild, immediate assistance, and immediate normalization of life in my badly damaged country. As we speak now, significant part of territories of Georgia remain under foreign military occupation. You might have heard reports that some Russian APCs were dislocated to move closer to the capital and on — halfway...
  • Statement by John McCain on the Crisis in Georgia

    08/11/2008 2:56:39 PM PDT · by flyfree · 22 replies · 193+ views
    johnmccain ^ | August 11, 2008 | John McCain
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following statement regarding the current conflict between Georgia and Russia: "Americans wishing to spend August vacationing with their families or watching the Olympics may wonder why their newspapers and television screens are filled with images of war in the small country of Georgia. Concerns about what occurs there might seem distant and unrelated to the many other interests America has around the world. And yet Russian aggression against Georgia is both a matter of urgent moral and strategic importance to the United States of America. "Georgia is...
  • McCain Statement on Georgia

    08/11/2008 11:07:52 AM PDT · by pleikumud · 52 replies · 183+ views
    Realclearpolitics.com ^ | 8/11/2008 | John McCain
    Whatever tensions and hostilities might have existed between Georgians and Ossetians, they in no way justify Moscow's path of violent aggression. Russian actions, in clear violation of international law, have no place in 21st century Europe.
  • Bush to make statement on Georgia crisis on Saturday

    08/09/2008 2:52:42 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 34+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 9, 2008
    BEIJING, Aug 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush will make a statement on the crisis in Georgia at 6:50 p.m. local time (1050 GMT) on Saturday, the White House said as Bush was attending the Beijing Olympics.
  • PM STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TAKING PLACE IN BEIJING(Canada's Stephen Harper)

    08/08/2008 5:00:11 PM PDT · by fanfan · 17 replies · 118+ views
    PMO ^ | Aug, 8, 2008. | Prime Minister's Office
    OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the occasion of the XXIX Olympic Games taking place from August 8 to 24 in Beijing: "I am joined by all Canadians in wishing our athletes and their coaches the very best during their upcoming competitions. You are an enormous source of pride and inspiration for all Canadians and we salute your perseverance and dedication in your quest for excellence. Canadians recognize and admire the years of effort involved in preparing for Olympic Games. From the playground to the podium, the values we learn from sport – teamwork, discipline,...
  • John Edwards' statement

    08/08/2008 4:34:58 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies · 147+ views
    POLITICO STAFF ^ | August 8, 2008 | POLITICO STAFF
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  • Statement by the President (on the passing of Tony Snow)

    07/12/2008 5:30:59 AM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies · 212+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2008 | President Bush
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  • Rush Limbaugh Statement on Tim Russert's Death

    06/13/2008 4:29:16 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 125 replies · 583+ views
    Rush Limbaugh website ^ | June 13, 2008 | rush limbaugh
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  • Gov. Romney Statement On Events In Pakistan: (Video)

    12/27/2007 9:22:15 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 44 replies · 219+ views
    The Mitt Report ^ | 12/27/07 | Mitt Romney
    Click here for video.