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  • Is Obama's Goal To Write Obamacare's Obituary?

    02/26/2010 9:02:04 PM PST · by CaroleL · 8 replies · 560+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/27/10 | CaroleL
    A bipartisan summit no one believed would change any minds. A Democratic Party who couldn't pass Obamacare even when they had a super majority. A president who is allegedly smart enough to see that he has lost the approval of most Americans on this issue. A set of rules in the Senate that offer the opposition several opportunities to block Obamacare's passage in spite of the reconciliation process. And yet the headlines blare that President Obama's intent is to push ahead. Why? There are a few theories making the rounds on cable news stations, internet message boards and around office...
  • CNN Repeats Lie, Fails to Contradict Guest on 47 Million 'Uninsured Americans'

    02/26/2010 3:08:09 PM PST · by 198ml · 7 replies · 453+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 02/26/10 | Anthony Kang
    Democrats at the Feb. 25 health summit argued that under their proposal, 31 million of the 47 million uninsured Americans would receive coverage. CNN’s “American Morning” co-host Kiran Chetry repeated that claim Feb. 26 and asked one of her guests: Kenneth Thorpe, Prof. at the Rollins School of Public Health, about its validity and the debate surrounding the statistic. “I mean there’s 47 million uninsured Americans they [Senate Democrats] argue. And when you talk to Republicans, we talked to Sen. John Cornyn yesterday – ‘No, no, no - that’s a wildly inflated number,” Chetry said. “If you can’t even necessarily...
  • HEALTH SUMMIT: GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY DON'T WANT

    02/26/2010 2:50:49 PM PST · by Edisto Joe · 147+ views
    The EdistoJoe Outlook ^ | 02/26/2010 | EJO
    Yesterday began the 6 hour infomercial on Obama's new health plan for America. Billed as a bipartisan affair with most of the speaking as well as the spotlight on Obama, Republicans were fortunate to get a word in edgewise. There is nothing "new" about this latest proposal. It's basically the Senate version infused with a mild dose of steroids that will hopefully give it strength to win public approval before Democrats move on to reconciliation. Nothing new, just "Meet the old boss, same as the new boss" legislation that is frankly, just as bad as the Super Bowl performance of...
  • One Boring Healthcare Conference

    02/26/2010 2:00:34 PM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies · 239+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | February 25, 2010 | annem040359
    What happened yesterday was nothing more then a POLITICAL CIRCUS. President Barak Obama at Blair House held a summit on healthcare and yet this turned out to be his third Copenhagen. More and more the Republicans are starting to look like they are going back to their conservative roots while the Dems are looking with President Obama at the helm, to be EMBARESSED.
  • CNN Repeats Lie, Fails to Contradict Guest on 47 Million 'Uninsured Americans'

    02/26/2010 1:56:41 PM PST · by 198ml · 6 replies · 494+ views
    Business and Media Institute ^ | 02/26/10 | Anthony Kang
    Democrats at the Feb. 25 health summit argued that under their proposal, 31 million of the 47 million uninsured Americans would receive coverage. CNN’s “American Morning” co-host Kiran Chetry repeated that claim Feb. 26 and asked one of her guests: Kenneth Thorpe, Prof. at the Rollins School of Public Health, about its validity and the debate surrounding the statistic. “I mean there’s 47 million uninsured Americans they [Senate Democrats] argue. And when you talk to Republicans, we talked to Sen. John Cornyn yesterday – ‘No, no, no - that’s a wildly inflated number,” Chetry said. “If you can’t even necessarily...
  • Truth-squading the summit

    02/26/2010 9:32:54 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 17 replies · 619+ views
    Politico.com ^ | February.26, 2010
    Obama exaggerated. Boehner lied. Reid was incorrect. Ryan is wrong. An army of partisan fact checkers bombarded the media through seven hours of the health care summit with such deep thoughts — replete with cherry-picked data — confirming the adage that there’s lies, damn lies and statistics. Some of the jabs were dead on, but some were merely meant to back up partisan talking points. Still, there were plenty of factually challenged statements. With a nod to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s statement that the Congressional Budget Office is “God” in his book — the media deify CBO figures as...
  • The Verdict on Obamacare (The Obama Health Summit Gambit did not help the Democrats at all)

    02/26/2010 8:11:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies · 2,255+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/26/2010 | The Editors
    The White House was hoping the health-care summit would create momentum among Democrats to push their bill through Congress. It almost certainly did not work. Both sides repeated points that have been made countless times over the past year. That being the case, it seems likely that the public will react to what they heard from the Blair House meeting much as they have to the months-long debate in Congress: by agreeing in larger numbers with the Republican view that the bill the Democrats are pushing is hopelessly flawed. One reason for the Democrats’ trouble is that their talking points...
  • New Poll: Obama Approval Down To 44%

    02/26/2010 7:25:49 AM PST · by CaroleL · 22 replies · 766+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/26/10 | CaroleL
    A new poll is about to do what 7-plus hours of health care summit could not - make political news. According to Rasmussen's daily presidential tracking poll released this morning, only 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of President Barack Obama's performance; 55% disapprove. This matches the lowest level of total approval yet measured for this president.
  • N.Korea Still Expects Payment for Summit (a case of sunshine addiction?)

    N.Korea Still Expects Payment for Summit North Korea is still demanding rice and fertilizer in return for an inter-Korean summit, even as it keeps sending increasingly urgent messages to Seoul to bring such a summit about. Since a secret meeting between South Korean Labor Minister Yim Tae-hee and Kim Yang-gon, the director of the North Korean Workers' Party's United Front Department, in Singapore in October, "North Korea has kept asking us for a huge amount of economic aid in return for arranging a meeting" between President Lee Myung-bak and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, a South Korean government source said...
  • Fact Checking The Health Summit

    02/26/2010 6:55:38 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 9 replies · 527+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | February 26, 2010 | Neoavatara
    So, who told the truth, and who didn't, at yesterday's dog-and-pony show, a.k.a Obama's Health Care Summit? Various questions: 1. Will insurance premiums rise or fall under the Senate bill?
  • Pawns In Their Game

    02/26/2010 6:40:29 AM PST · by jay1949 · 135+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | February 25, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Yesterday's Washington health care "summit" had very little to do with improving the American health care system. It was about maintaining political power and winning the next election, regardless of cost. Those of us who depend on the American health care system for our lives are merely pawns in their game.
  • Obama: You know what sounds pretty good right now? Reconciliation

    02/25/2010 4:29:14 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 770+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Feb. 25, 2010 | Allahpundit
    The inevitable partisan ending to today’s bipartisan kabuki. I know you’re bored with summit vids by now but the baldfaced lie told here makes it must-viewing. Quote: “I think most Americans think that a majority vote makes sense.” That’s simply flatly untrue and there are not one but two polls posted in the last 24 hours to prove it. Ed already flagged Gallup’s finding of a 39/52 split opposed to reconciliation; Fox News followed up a few hours ago with even worse numbers. If President Obama is unable to reach a deal with Republicans at the summit, 59 percent think...
  • The Sham Summit

    02/25/2010 4:29:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 399+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 25, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: Thursday's much-hyped health "summit" seemed mainly designed to show the president telling Republicans, "Those are all legitimate points." Democrats admit it was a setup to pass their $2 trillion plan. Not long before the president assembled Democrats and Republicans at the Garden Room of Blair House for a health care powwow, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., let it all hang out on the House floor, roaring that "every single Republican I have ever met in my entire life is a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry." Civility was the cool thing during the grand gathering, but the real...
  • Obama Sticks To His 3-Step Health Care Strategy

    The Blair House Project summit neatly summarized President Obama’s yearlong strategy for pushing his health care agenda. 1. Focus on health care even as economic data show heavy job losses continuing. — Voters love that. 2. Call for bipartisanship then immediately pivot to a Democrat-only path to victory.
  • Rave reviews for Republicans At The Health Care Sunnit

    02/25/2010 2:41:23 PM PST · by big black dog · 24 replies · 1,236+ views
    Republicans are circulating quotes from all over about today’s summit on Obamacare. Their sampling of quotes: CNN’s WOLF BLITZER: “It looks like the Republicans certainly showed up ready to play.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10) CNN’s GLORIA BORGER: “The Republicans have been very effective today. They really did come to play. They were very smart.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10) BORGER: “They took on the substance of a very complex issue. … But they really stuck to the substance of this issue and tried to get to the heart of it and I think did a very good job.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10) BORGER: “They...
  • Pelosi bashes Republican claims at health summit

    02/25/2010 2:36:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 962+ views
    Pelosi bashes Republican claims at health summit By Jordan Fabian - 02/25/10 05:01 PM ET In her closing remarks at the bipartisan healthcare summit, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took aim at two Republican claims that she said were "Not factual." Pelosi targeted House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) for saying that Democratic healthcare reform proposals fund abortion coverage and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Dave Camp's (R-Mich.) assertion that the bills contain Medicare cuts for seniors. "Mr. Boehner, the law of the land is that there is no public funding of abortions and there is no public...
  • Obama Butts Heads with Republicans. A Country Hick's Point of View

    02/25/2010 2:00:18 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 8 replies · 898+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 2-25-2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The republicans? Well, I think they already knew that they were showing up past chore time and nothing was left on the table for them. Rather like the piglet sucking hind teat.
  • Try to stay awake: the President has a healthcare Bill to pass

    02/25/2010 1:15:50 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 3 replies · 486+ views
    Times of London ^ | February 25, 2010 | Chris Ayres
    Warning: watching American politicians argue about healthcare can be seriously damaging to your health. Symptoms may include migraines, extreme fatigue and sudden violent urges. In the event of exposure to competing statistics — regarding "donut holes", "HMO deductibles", "reconciliation devices" or suchlike — seek immediate medical help. The public affairs television channel C-Span 3 might as well have put such a message at the bottom of its screen today as it broadcast President Obama’s epic six-hour "bipartisan" debate on US medical reform. Of course, by the usual standards of C-Span programming — which can induce sleep faster than an IV...
  • Boehner Mentions the "A" word! (Abortion)

    02/25/2010 12:32:26 PM PST · by MrChips · 40 replies · 1,963+ views
    Hooray for John Boehner. He had the guts to bring the abortion question into the room. He also brought up some very strong points. Obama derided him, lecturing to him like he's a little boy. But kudos for bring up abortion!
  • Obama, Republicans clash at health summit

    02/25/2010 11:45:28 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies · 1,417+ views
    reuters.com ^ | Feb 25, 2010 | reuters
    When McCain questioned whether Obama had delivered on the political change he promised during the campaign, Obama curtly reminded him: "We're not campaigning anymore. The election is over ... I'm reminded of that every day."
  • Live Video Feed: Health Care Summit (Theater) Begins

    02/25/2010 7:23:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 101 replies · 2,376+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com/ ^ | February 25, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Here is a live feed for those on FR who want to watch this political theater. From Radioviceonline. I’m hearing this is supposed to be a six hour event. Beneath the fold we are running the live feed from the Health Care Summit starting at 10 a.m. ET on Feb. 25 at Blair House in Washington, D.C.
  • Obama Hogs More Time, Declares "I'm the President"

    02/25/2010 11:06:34 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies · 2,995+ views
    spectator.org ^ | Feb. 25, 2010 | Philip Klein
    After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell noted that Democrats' opening statements had lasted twice as long as Republicans, President Obama responded that his time shouldn't count in the calculation. “There was an imbalance in the opening statements, because I’m the President," Obama declared. "And I didn’t count my time in terms of dividing it evenly.” Throughout the morning session, Obama repeatedly cut off Republicans, citing time constraints. Yet he took as much time as he wanted to respond to Republicans. Not only did Obama use more time, he also tried to limit the terms of the debate.
  • Vanity: How Did the First Half of the Healthcare "Summit" Go?

    02/25/2010 10:56:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies · 1,106+ views
    Since the open thread on this has gone over 3,000 posts, a nice summary or highlights on the first half would be appreciated. Can't trust the MSM's take on this when I go home from work.
  • Health Care Summit --'Fatal Attraction' Hits the Beltway

    02/25/2010 10:36:18 AM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 640+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2010 | Andrea Tantaros
    Each passing week that the president ignores jobs, choosing to focus on his obsession and an unprecedented legislative trick to stalk the public into submitting to a relationship they don’t want, the more he looks like a lunatic who has escaped the asylum, just waiting to surprise you outside your window, in the rain on your fire escape until you relent. “Fatal Attraction,” the Washington version is playing on a television near you as Obama’s bipartisan summit on health care approaches. Like a possessed, rejected maniac the president refuses to allow the idea of a massive restructuring of our health...
  • While You Are Distracted by the Summit, Obama Democrats Are Targeting the CIA

    02/25/2010 9:56:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 549+ views
    National Review ^ | 2/25/10 | Andy McCarthy
    The Obama Democrats have outdone themselves. While the country and the Congress have their eyes on today’s dog-and-pony show on socialized medicine, House Democrats last night stashed a new provision in the intelligence bill which is to be voted on today. It is an attack on the CIA: the enactment of a criminal statute that would ban “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.” (See here, scoll to p. 32.) The provision is impossibly vague – who knows what “degrading” means? Proponents will say that they have itemized conduct that would trigger the statute (I’ll get to that in a second), but...
  • Obama Readies a Fallback Health-Care Proposal

    02/25/2010 6:46:22 AM PST · by marstegreg · 464+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 25, 2010 | Laura Meckler
    President Barack Obama will use a bipartisan summit Thursday to push for sweeping health-care legislation, but if that fails to generate enough support the White House has prepared the outlines of a more modest plan.
  • LET'S MAKE A DEAL! Obama Style...

    02/25/2010 6:19:32 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 4 replies · 172+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | February 25, 2010 | Neoavatara
    Ever seen a political 'Hail Mary'? Well, you are going to see one today. No one, liberal/conservative/moderate, believes that this is anything but political theater. The irony is that this is the 2nd Health care summit. Almost 1 year ago, Obama held a televised summit with health care leaders and politicians...and that worked out fantastically, didn't it?
  • A Quick Guide To The Health Care Summit

    02/24/2010 9:02:20 PM PST · by CaroleL · 36 replies · 432+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/25/10 | CaroleL
    President Barack Obama's euphemistically named Bipartisan Health Care Summit is just hours away. Rarely have so many anticipated so little from so few, but the media (and many news junkies) are treating this summit as some sort of political super bowl. And so for those who wish to follow along at home, we offer this brief guide to the who, what, when, where, and how. We'll leave the why up to you to figure out.
  • Obama's Way or the Highway

    02/23/2010 5:53:48 PM PST · by NCjim · 12 replies · 497+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 23, 2010 | William Murchison
    It's moments like this one -- our Health Care Moment, we could call it -- that make numerous friends of democracy and good government want to pull the covers over their heads and leave a wake-up call for next month. The health care charade has gone on for a year. Polls suggest most Americans don't want the measures now on offer. Republican leaders want to start the whole thing over again. The president says no, because he's got his own plan and a date with the TV audience Thursday to explain why nothing his Republican guests will propose, unless it's...
  • The Crisis of Consent: Republicans Must NOT Abet Obama’s ShamWoW! Summit

    02/23/2010 5:47:18 PM PST · by GVnana · 23 replies · 630+ views
    Red State via Big Government ^ | 2/23/2009 | Rep. Thaddeus McCotter
    In an alarming finding, the Rasmussen Report found only 21% of Americans believe the Democrat-controlled U.S. government has the consent of the governed. Amazingly, this view is held by only 32% of Democrats. Spurred by the unjust Wall Street Bailout, this crisis of consent is exacerbated by an Obama Administration and its Democratic Congress’ insistence on ramming through a government-run health care scheme in defiance of the sovereign American people’s emphatic opposition. Now, having already pre-determined its outcome, the Obama Administration will hold a health care summit. The summit’s goal is to persuade the public that the Republican minority is...
  • Obamacare Back From the Dead

    02/22/2010 9:53:15 PM PST · by Raquel · 14 replies · 418+ views
    Political Blog ^ | February 23, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    I apologize for beating a dead horse, but the saga continues as the White House will do anything to get their beloved health care “reform” bill passed, and look as non-partisan as possible in the meantime. It doesn’t matter that the American people are in a literal revolt over the proposed bill, proceed the White House must! The President purports to have a starting point for health care reform, one from which the Republicans can share their ideas, topics can be debated, concessions can be made, and American health care can be transformed. This is what occurred last year on...
  • White House: If GOP Filibusters, We’ll Pass Health Reform Via Reconciliation

    02/22/2010 8:00:36 AM PST · by opentalk · 94 replies · 2,110+ views
    The Plum Line ^ | 02/22/2010 | Greg Sargent
    The game of chicken commenceth — right now. In the course of unveiling Obama’s new health reform proposal on a conference call with reporters this morning, White House advisers made it clearer than ever before: If the GOP filibusters health reform, Dems will move forward on their own and pass it via reconciliation. The assertion, which is likely to spark an angry response from GOP leaders, ups the stakes in advance of the summit by essentially daring Republicans to try to block reform. “The President expects and believes the American people deserve an up or down vote on health reform,”...
  • ObamaCare Zombie Still Alive!

    02/21/2010 12:41:06 PM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies · 725+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | Traditional Values
    President Obama’s plan to impose government-run health care on all Americans isn’t dead yet. It’s like a Zombie that won’t die no matter how many bullets enter it. We’re hearing that he and Congress want to sign nationalized health care into law by Easter. Obama’s plan to hold a health care summit on February 25 with a select group of Democrats and Republicans is part of his strategy to ram through his socialist scheme. They know they’re losing the debate so they’re trying reframe the arguments using smoke and mirrors. They’re desperate.Behind the scenes, Obama and his cronies in Congress...
  • Republicans 'ready to participate' in Obama's health care summit

    02/21/2010 10:15:08 AM PST · by SmartInsight · 62 replies · 1,807+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 21, 2010 | Shailagh Murray and Michael D. Shear
    The Senate's top Republican promised Sunday morning that he and his members will attend President Obama's health care summit on Thursday "ready to participate" but said the Democrats are being "arrogant" by refusing to scrap their legislation and start over. "You know, they are saying, "Ignore the wishes of the American people. We know more about this than you do. And we're going to jam it down your throats no matter what," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Fox News Sunday.
  • "Health Trap" CARTOON... Obama baits Republicans

    02/17/2010 2:05:47 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 11 replies · 1,248+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 2-17-2010 | IPWGOP
    HotAir/Allahpundit: It's a trap! Dems near deal on healthcare BEFORE summit even begins ... writes Allahpundit:"In other words, instead of bargaining with the GOP from scratch — as Boehner and Cantor initially insisted and as 57 percent of the public wants, per yesterday’s Zogby poll — The One’s going to do the opposite by walking in, pushing a fake deal in front of the GOP, and declaring before the cameras that America’s health-care problems can now be solved unless the “party of no” insists on further obstructionism. And if they do, of course, he’ll have no choice but to...
  • Health Care Summit Conflicts with Constitution

    02/16/2010 5:25:59 PM PST · by opentalk · 5 replies · 615+ views
    Big Government ^ | Feb 16, 2010 | Joel B. Pollak
    Republicans ought politely to decline President Barack Obama’s invitation to a summit on health care reform. It’s not just a potential “trap,” as House Minority Leader John Boehner suspects, aimed at fast-forwarding a modified health care reform bill through Congress under a smokescreen of superficial “bipartisanship.” It’s also a violation of the spirit of our Constitution’s separation of powers. The President has no legislative authority. He can propose laws—indeed, we expect him to do so—that are then introduced by legislators in Congress. He can sign a bill or veto it once it has been passed by both the House of...
  • Health Summit

    02/16/2010 12:11:57 PM PST · by conservativefunhouse · 10 replies · 222+ views
    The Conservative Fun house ^ | 2/16/10 | Lauren Falgout
    Just this past week, the White House officially invited Republicans to attend a summit on healthcare scheduled for February 25. In what is being touted as a bipartisan event in which the president is supposedly seeking to “bridge the gap” between the two parties on healthcare, the media has also been invited in so that the event will be televised. According to the letter sent out, the event will be set up in a semi-debate style, with Obama giving opening remarks followed by a leader from each party. Then the president will moderate (hah!) as the two parties discuss...
  • "M & M Republicans" CARTOON... based on the excellent opine by Jed Babbin/Human Events

    02/16/2010 10:53:35 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 4 replies · 646+ views
    Iowa Presidential Watch ^ | 2-16-2010 | IPWGOP
      HumanEvents/Jed Babbin: M & M Republicans... writes Babbin: "As they ponder President Obama's invitation to the February 25 Blair House "summit" on health care, the GOP leadership can save themselves a lot of time and money. Instead of commissioning expensive polls or seeking advice from their Gucci-shod consultants, they can get all the advice they need in an M&Ms commercial that ran during the Superbowl. It shows a Plain and panting M&M running away, against the inexorable force of a grocery conveyor belt delivering him to the checkout gal. Surrendering to the inevitable, he sits himself on the...
  • Democrats skeptical health care summit is answer

    02/12/2010 5:58:55 AM PST · by coaltrain · 5 replies · 287+ views
    AP ^ | 02/12/10 | Erica Werner
    It's no wonder Democratic lawmakers are less than enthusiastic about Obama's overture to the GOP. The president has blamed special deals cut on Capitol Hill for the public's skepticism about health care legislation, distancing himself from what he's called "this Congress," even though his White House was closely involved in the process... But with the legislation languishing, the bipartisan health care summit Obama has set for later this month almost has to break the logjam, even if neither Democrats nor Republicans are particularly excited about it. ... One possibility is that Republicans make a poor showing at the summit, emboldening...
  • Obama:Republicans in the Room quick turn on CSPAN!

    02/10/2010 7:58:25 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 4 replies · 548+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/10/10 | alaphiah
    Ambush, setup, waylay, bushwhack , trap, snare, gob, maw or recalibrate. Oh did I mention that Democrat Uber-Partisan President Barry Hussein Soetoro is scheduling a meeting with Republicans to(as Soetoro says) find bipartisan solutions with which to get his signature Legislation, Health Care, passed. However, Soetoro has spent a whole year depleting his trust capital with acts that could be perceived as anti-American. Not to mention that he has committed harsh partisan acts that could only be described as anti- Republican. At this early juncture in his presidency Soetoro has lost trust with the people. It’s a matter of trust...
  • KS Congressman Todd Tiahrt, U.S. Senate candidate will be on tonight's America's Summit call!

    12/29/2009 4:57:46 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies · 507+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | December 29, 2009
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  • Olympics Redux: Obama changes Copenhagen travel plans

    12/07/2009 3:32:50 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies · 880+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 06, 2009 | Rick Moran
    Is Obama going to repeat the fiasco of his last minute Olympic appeal with a similar attempt in Copenhagen to put climate negotiations "over the top?" Indeed, the White House reasoning is eerily similar as Dan Reihl points out in this post: "Obama continues to think this is all about him, somehow. Will he never learn? And he continues to believe that, all things considered, the American people are going to be fine with more of our tax dollars flowing overseas to bring this charade about? Obama has set himself on course for the most tragically failed presidency in recent...
  • Copenhagen climate change summit to produce as much CO2 as an African country (41,000 tons of CO2)

    12/06/2009 10:45:20 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 747+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | David Derbyshire
    Copenhagen climate change summit to produce as much CO2 as an African country By David Derbyshire Last updated at 2:04 AM on 07th December 2009 It is being hyped as the summit that will save the planet. But, according to critics, next week's climate change talks in Copenhagen are more likely to cost the earth. Researchers yesterday estimated that the bill for the 12-day jamboree will top Ł130million – and will generate as much greenhouse gas as an entire African country. More than 15,000 delegates and 45,000 green activists are due to descend on the Danish capital over the next...
  • UN Climate conference includes Motocross races, fashion "summit"

    12/06/2009 10:11:00 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 15 replies · 689+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec. 6, 2009 | Jennifer Harper
    Global warming culture has arrived. A motocross event through local forests and city streets and a fashion "summit" are among the myriad side events scheduled for the United Nations' Climate Change Conference 2009, which begins Monday. There's also a new Copenhagen cocktail for delegates perhaps weary of heavy discussion.
  • Cut Taxes, Forget Stimulus: Malone's Job Fix

    12/04/2009 10:22:49 AM PST · by giant sable · 4 replies · 430+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | December 4, 2009 | Michael S. Malone
    The White House Jobs Summit was Thursday, and in case you have any hope for it actually helping produce real jobs, keep in mind two things.
  • Is Obama's Job Summit a PR scam? Poll

    12/03/2009 12:19:14 PM PST · by DBlake · 7 replies · 750+ views
    Youpolls ^ | 11-03-2009 | Foxnews
    President Obama said at a much-anticipated jobs summit Thursday that chronic unemployment isn't merely academic...
  • Jobs Summit: Public Benefit or Public Relations?

    12/03/2009 11:44:41 AM PST · by NMEwithin · 9 replies · 399+ views
    NPR ^ | 10/3/2009 | Daniel Costello
    When he announced a White House jobs summit last month, Mr. Obama said he was determined to meet the "great challenge" of unemployment. And what a challenge it is: the unemployment rate is at 10.2 percent -- a 26-year high and rising. Eight million jobs have been eliminated so far in two years of recession. And yet it's hard to know exactly what will come from today's summit. Critics have complained it's more a glorified public-relations stunt and they may have a point. While a slew of the country's best and brightest executives, financiers, small business owners and labor leaders...
  • Obama to hold jobs summit in December [more idiocy]

    11/12/2009 11:28:04 AM PST · by UAConservative · 23 replies · 551+ views
    FOXNews ^ | November 12, 2009
    President Obama took time Thursday -- before jetting off to Asia for a 10-day tour -- to announce a December jobs summit aimed at synching job growth with the massive government spending meant to "break the back" of the recession. The announcement came as the Labor Department reported another 502,000 new jobless claims, two high-tech mainstays announced big layoffs and the unemployment rate reached 10.2 percent. Obama said the White House forum will gather CEOs, small business owners, economists, financial experts and representatives from labor unions and nonprofit groups "to talk about how we can work together to create jobs...
  • Report ignites speculation of possible inter-Korean summit

    10/23/2009 11:46:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 260+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 10/23/09
    Report ignites speculation of possible inter-Korean summit SEOUL/PHNOM PENH, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- Officials of South and North Korea secretly met in Singapore to discuss a possible summit between their leaders, South Korea's state broadcaster KBS reported Thursday, quoting unidentified sources. However, Seoul's presidential office refused to give a definitive response when asked about the meeting. "There is nothing we can confirm as of now," a Cheong Wa Dae official accompanying President Lee Myung-bak on a trip to Cambodia told reporters. The KBS report suggested a ranking South Korean official recently visited Singapore for a meeting with Kim Yang-gon, Pyongyang's...
  • "Defending the American Dream" Summit October 2-3 in Arlington, VA

    09/30/2009 7:17:56 AM PDT · by Ziva · 5 replies · 407+ views
    On October 2 and 3, Americans for Prosperity Foundation™ is hosting the Defending the American Dream™ Summit where Americans for Prosperity will sponsor a national Town Hall meeting at the Capitol – while Congress is actually in session – so your Senators and Representatives can hear directly from YOU! The Town Hall meeting on Friday afternoon, October 2 will take place on the Capitol steps and then we will go inside the Senate and House office buildings to visit YOUR Senators' offices along with your Congressman's office. Our goal is for these Senators to see a steady stream of grassroots...