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  • Egypt Rushes Toward Sharia and War

    05/31/2011 8:30:58 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 31, 2011 | Robert Spencer
    How hopelessly at odds with America’s best interests is Barack Obama? Less than two weeks ago he declared his support for “political and economic reform in the Middle East,” warmly endorsing the “Arab Spring” uprisings there. Then Sunday, Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail announced his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt, promising to transform Egypt into an Islamic state and go to war with Israel. Reform that would indeed be, but not the kind any American president should be applauding. Maybe Obama is still listening to his ruinously incompetent Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who at the height...
  • House To Vote Next Week On Libya War Resolution -GOP Aide

    05/27/2011 7:13:46 PM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    DOW JONES NEWSWIRES ^ | Siobhan Hughes
    The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on a resolution that would require U.S. President Barack Obama to withdraw U.S. armed forces from military operations in Libya, the biggest test yet of congressional support for the two-month-old intervention. An aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) said that the resolution would come up for a vote next week. The resolution is written by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio), who has been opposed to the intervention since it began in March.
  • White House Adds New Position to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media

    05/24/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 5/24/11
    The White House has named Jesse Lee to a new position within its communications department titled Director of Progressive Media & Online Response. According to The Huffington Post, Lee will essentially be responsible for building up Obama’s online presence as he prepares for his reelection bid, and squashing any negative stories: The post is a new one for this White House. Rapid response has usually been outsourced to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), if not done on an ad-hoc basis by administration officials. And it signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive defense of the president and...
  • Your tax dollars funding a second left wing radio network: the BBC

    03/21/2011 9:56:42 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies
    American Thinker blog ^ | March 21, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    As Republicans try to defund NPR, the Obama administration laughs in the face of critics and sends US taxpayer moneys to fund Britain's left wing BBC. Ben Dowell of the UK Guardian writes: The BBC World Service is to receive a "significant" sum of money from the US government to help combat the blocking of TV and internet services in countries including Iran and China. ...The BBC has a problem with political bias at least as bad as that of NPR. But that is no obstacle to shipping money, borrowed from China, to yet another left wing network. Don't worry:...
  • Demand Congress dismantle Obamacare scam

    03/13/2011 3:26:03 PM PDT · by opentalk · 36 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | March 13, 2011 | Tom Skoch
    GOTCHA government is profoundly unAmerican, but it’s what we get from the Obama Administration and the previous Congress that, it turns out, rigged the health reform law to deny the will of the people. The current Congress must act to un-do this heinous feature of the massive health reform bill that has come to light only recently.This past week, the conservative Heritage Foundation highlighted this scam recently uncovered by the Congressional Research Service. Here’s the dirty doing: Hidden quietly inside the 2,700-page bulk of the health reform bill, unspoken and unknown to virtually all of Congress was a stash of...
  • Outrage! US Government Funding La Raza with Your Tax Dollars

    03/11/2011 3:54:51 AM PST · by opentalk · 33 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 11, 2011 | Mike Piccione
    The United States government is funding the National Council of La Raza with our tax dolla La Raza, which literally means in Spanish “The Race,” is a radical organization that advocate open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. I pulled and analyzed the tax return Form 990 the form filed by 501(c) 3 organizations to the IRS, and here is what was reported: Government Grants (contributions) to the National Council of La Raza 2008 Tax Returns, (October 1 2008 to September 30, 2009) $5,136,535
  • U.S. Taxpayers Forced By Obama State Department To Refurbish Radical Mosques In Middle East !

    03/08/2011 12:25:07 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 41 replies
    US is broke and Obama/Clinton are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to refurbish radical mosques in Middle East! Incredible news story from in Atlanta. Watch it at link, or here http://www.wsbtv.com/video/25764282/index..html
  • U.S. To Give Arab-Based Renewable Energy Agency $5 Mil

    03/08/2011 10:08:15 AM PST · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 7, 2011 | Judicial Watch
    As if wasting exorbitant amounts of money to support the corrupt United Nations wasn’t bad enough, President Obama has joined a new Arab-based “international organization” dedicated to promoting renewable energy worldwide. That means U.S. taxpayers will supply a big chunk of the group’s funding in addition to the billions of dollars that already go to the U.N. each year for programs that, incidentally, already address renewable energy. As the largest contributors to the U.N., American taxpayers forked over $6.3 billion last year and billions more will be allocated this fiscal year, despite promises from some lawmakers to slash the cash...
  • Obama, Soros create 'Palestine'( U.S. fund invested with Soros)

    03/02/2011 6:28:08 AM PST · by opentalk · 7 replies
    WND ^ | February 10, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – In partnership with a government fund initiated by Barack Obama, philanthropist and billionaire activist George Soros is investing in a private equity company that just launched in the Palestinian territories. The company, Siraj Fund Management Company, says it was created "for the sole purpose of managing investment funds in Palestine." The new company's website repeatedly refers to what it calls the "country" of "Palestine." There is, however, no such country as Palestine. Siraj is apparently referring to territories controlled by the Palestinian Authority....This week, Siraj Fund Management Company, the first private equity fund in the Palestinian territories, officially...
  • Caption: Hillary Clinton: US prepared to offer "any kind of assistance" to Libyans

    02/27/2011 9:44:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo Photos ^ | 2/27/11 | AFP/Jewel Samad
    The United States is prepared to offer "any kind of assistance" to Libyans seeking to overthrow the regime of strongman Moamer Kadhafi, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.(AFP/File/Jewel Samad)
  • Clinton: Mexico must continue the fight against crime: Pledges Another $500 million

    01/26/2011 8:17:38 AM PST · by AuntB · 22 replies
    National Assn. of former Border Patrol Agents ^ | Jan. 25, 2011 | M3 foreign News Report - NAFBPO
    Correo-Guanajuato (Mexico) 1/24/2011 Clinton: Mexico must continue the fight against crime: Pledges Another$500 Million U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, meeting in Mexico with her counterpart, today said that Mexico has no choice but to continue the fight against drug trafficking and the cartels. She reiterated the commitment of the U.S. to work with Mexico, and pledged another $500 million for the Mérida Initiative. Of that amount, $60 million is for non-intrusive equipment to detect weapons and illegal money. El Universal (Mexico) 1/24/2011 Political Party leader Assassinated (Chilpancingo, Guerrero) PRI says a state leader for the party , Efren Leyva,...
  • California taxpayers pay record amount in benefits to children of illegal aliens

    01/18/2011 7:27:36 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    Examiner. ^ | January 17th, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    California taxpayers pay record amount in benefits to children of illegal aliens Los Angeles Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has just released data from the Department of Public Social Services which shows that in November 2010, $53 million in welfare benefits ($22 million CalWORKs and $31 million in Food Stamps) were given issued to illegal aliens for their U.S.-born children in Los Angeles County. The record amount is an increase of almost $3 million from November 2009, and represents 22 percent of all CalWORKs and Food Stamp issuances in L.A. county. In 2009, CalWORKs and Food Stamp benefits given to illegal...
  • Woman gets six months for theft of FEMA money

    01/08/2011 5:53:21 AM PST · by WVKayaker · 3 replies · 1+ views
    SunHerald ^ | 1/7/11 | ROBIN FITZGERALD
    GULFPORT -- A woman who made false claims for disaster assistance, by using the same fraudulent address in Stone County as a relative, has been sentenced to six months in prison. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden sentenced Brandy N. Meadows on Thursday, and ordered her to help make restitution of $33,000 to FEMA. The judge ordered her to forfeit $26,200. Meadows faced prosecution on multiple charges but pleaded guilty in October to one count of theft of public money. She falsely claimed she was living in a mobile home on Camp Road in Wiggins when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005....
  • PBS Glorifies Cuban Health Care System

    12/30/2010 8:43:05 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies · 12+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | December 29, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Your taxpayer dollars at work promoting Cuba’s failed socialist system … PBS recently aired a report on Cuba’s outstanding health care system. This was simply unbelievable. Out state-run media is no longer just liberal – It’s communist: videoThey forgot to mention that Cuban President Raul Castro just warned his fellow Cubansthat they are running out of time and if they don´t change now, their will be an economic collapse.
  • Records Show City Working for GZ Mosque Organizers

    12/26/2010 3:55:07 PM PST · by onyx · 43 replies · 1+ views
    NRO - The Corner ^ | December 26, 2010 6:17 P.M. | Daniel Foster
    E-mails and other public records requested by opponents show a Bloomberg administration acting behind the scenes on behalf of the Park51 project — aka the Ground Zero Mosque — and a development board member looking for “political cover” before allowing the project to go forward. Bloomberg administration officials are working “very closely with the organizers of the project. . . to combat public opposition and navigate various governmental hurdles.” One administration official even ghost-wrote a letter for Park51 organizers. The Wall Street Journal reports: In one email from May, Shelly Friedman, the organizers’ lawyer, wrote that Manhattan Community Board 1′s...
  • Firms' lobbying push comes amid rancor on TSA use of airport full-body scanners

    12/26/2010 2:04:16 PM PST · by opentalk · 6 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2010 | Dan Eggen
    The companies that build futuristic airport scanners take a more old-fashioned approach when it comes to pushing their business interests in Washington: hiring dozens of former lawmakers, congressional aides and federal employees as their lobbyists. About eight of every 10 registered lobbyists who work for scanner-technology companies previously held positions in the government or Congress, most commonly in the homeland security, aviation or intelligence fields, a Washington Post review of lobbying-disclosure forms and other data shows. Industries routinely employ well-connected lobbyists to seek favorable legislation and regulations in the nation's capital. But the extent of the connections to the federal...
  • Obama Administration Purchases Google ‘ObamaCare’ Search Results

    12/18/2010 5:19:06 PM PST · by opentalk · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | December 17 , 2010 | Meredith Jessup
    Type in a search of “ObamaCare” into Google — the world’s most popular search engine — and the results may surprise you. According to Politico’s Ben Smith, the Obama administration has purchased top billing to divert internet surfers away from antagonist websites to a new “sponsored link” — the Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) healthcare.gov: “We are using a bunch of search term[s] to help point people to HealthCare.gov. Part of our online efforts to help get accurate information to people about the new law (i.e. also use Facebook, Twitter, blogs and webcasts),” an HHS official confirmed by...
  • Incoming Chair of House Foreign Affairs Committee Wants to Isolate Enemies, Make U.N. Accountable

    12/09/2010 10:40:45 AM PST · by opentalk · 12 replies
    CNSnews ^ | December 9, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – The incoming Republican chairwoman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday identified U.S. funding of the United Nations as a target. The comments are likely to send a chill through supporters of the Obama administration’s policy of deeper engagement with the U.N. “I plan on using U.S. contributions to international organizations as leverage to press for real reform of those organizations, such as the United Nations,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said after GOP lawmakers confirmed she will chair the committee in the next Congress. The Florida Republican also has her sights set on the administration’s budgets for...
  • Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibit Features Ant-Covered Jesus, Naked Brothers Kissing...

    11/29/2010 2:37:07 PM PST · by MissesBush · 52 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/29/10 | Penny Starr
    FULL TITLE: Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibit Features Ant-Covered Jesus, Naked Brothers Kissing, Genitalia, and Ellen DeGeneres Grabbing Her Breasts The federally funded National Portrait Gallery, one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently showing an exhibition that features images of an ant-covered Jesus, male genitals, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts, and a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show's catalog as "homoerotic." “This is an exhibition that displays masterpieces of American portraiture and we wanted to illustrate how questions of biography and identity went into the making of images that are canonical,”...
  • Audacity: Ground Zero Mosque Developers Apply for $5M in U.S. Taxpayer Money (Outrageous)

    11/22/2010 11:19:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 22, 2010 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    The "cultural bridge" appears to be in financial trouble From the Daily Beast today, we learn that the Ground Zero mosque developers, who still owe more than $200,000 in back taxes, have jumped the funding shark. Evidently, those Saudi millions have failed to come through as planned and the mosque developers have applied for a federal grant to get their “cultural bridge” out of the water. The mosque developers, having at last report only about $20,000 in their bank account, have applied for — stop the presses — five million taxpayer dollars. The grant money, if approved, will come from...
  • Mosque Money Shocker (Outrage; unmitigated gall)

    11/22/2010 6:48:33 AM PST · by La Lydia · 47 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 23, 2010 | John Avalon
    Developers of the controversial Park51 Islamic community center and mosque located two blocks from Ground Zero earlier this month applied for roughly $5 million in federal grant money set aside for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11th, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The audacious move stands to reignite the embers of a divisive debate that dominated headlines surrounding the ninth anniversary of the attacks this fall, say people vested in the issue. The application was submitted under a “community and cultural enhancement” grant program administered by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment...
  • Nudie-scan CEO an Obama ally

    11/21/2010 3:40:12 PM PST · by bushwon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2010 | Timothy P. Carney
    Rapiscan is one of the two companies that makes the nudie-scanners at airports for the TSA. Rapiscan CEO Deepak Chopra (who has the same name as the more famous Deepak Chopra, M.D.) recently was tapped by Obama to accompany the administration on Obama’s trip to India. Also, Chopra is an Obama donor. Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/11/nudie-scan-ceo-obama-ally#ixzz15xjJ7JKX
  • America's Third War: Texas Strikes Back

    11/18/2010 8:58:03 AM PST · by Doogle · 77 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/18/10 | Jennifer Griffin
    “I never thought that we’d be in this paramilitary type of engagement. It's a war on the border," said Captain Stacy Holland with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Holland leads a fleet of 16 state-of-the-art helicopters that make up the aviation assets used by the Texas DPS to fight Mexican drug cartels. In recent years, the cartels have become bolder and more ruthless. They cross the border with AK-47s on their backs, wearing military camouflage. They recruit in prisons and schools on the American side. Spotters sit in duck blinds along the Rio Grande and call out the positions...
  • Ground Zero imam's Union City building put into 'custodial receivership' - bedbugs, other issues

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

    10/25/2010 6:58:45 PM PDT · by kylegriffie · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/25/2010 | Tara Servatius
    Last week, National Public Radio CEO Vivian Schiller took a break from her crusade for a government takeover of the media to swat a fly. With now-former NPR analyst Juan Williams suitably splattered across the evening news after politically incorrect comments he made on Fox News, Schiller can return to her real passion – the creation of a national network to ensure that in the future, you get your news from the government in general and NPR in particular.
  • Calif. station KCET leaving PBS to go independent (Saving Tax $ Dollars?)

    10/08/2010 6:52:11 PM PDT · by bd476 · 25 replies
    Google Hosted News/Associated Press ^ | October 8, 2010 | By LYNN ELBER (AP)
    LOS ANGELES — PBS station KCET said Friday it's dropping out of the public TV system and going independent because of a dispute over fees and programming. Starting in January, the Los Angeles-based station's schedule will include some current shows along with new fare that reflect Southern California's "diverse" voices, KCET President Al Jerome said in a statement. He did not detail which shows would remain, but a PBS spokeswoman said the system's programs can only be carried by member stations. KCET's lineup includes such well-known PBS series as "Sesame Street," "PBS Newshour" and "Masterpiece." "After four decades as...
  • President Obama shells a whopping $100 Billion to the United Nations

    10/08/2010 6:13:16 PM PDT · by opentalk · 42 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | October 6, 2010 | Dr. Paul L. Williams
    <p>The U. S. State Department today announced that the Obama Administration has agreed to contribute $4 billion to the United Nations Global Fund to fight AIDs, Tuberculosis, and Malaria from 2011 to 2013.</p>
  • Muslim Outreach? NASA Chief Heads to Saudi Arabia

    10/03/2010 2:23:49 PM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | October 1, 2010 | Meredith Jessup
    Just months after NASA Administrator Charles Bolden drew public attention for claiming his “foremost” directive from the Obama White House was increased outreach to the Muslim world, he’s embarked on a trip this weekend to Saudi Arabia. In early July, Bolden told Al Jazeera network that one of President Obama’s directives for him was “to reach out to the Muslim world and engage with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science and engineering.” Days later, the White House contradicted Bolden’s remarks; Press secretary Robert Gibbs reported that such activities were not among Mr....
  • O.C. jails ready for immigration detainees

    10/01/2010 2:36:54 PM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Oct. 1, 2010 | Cindy Carcamo
    After months of negotiations, including initial resistance from some local politicians, Orange County is ready to play host to hundreds of detainees suspected of being in the country illegally. By mid-October up to 838 immigration detainees will reside at Theo Lacy Facility in Orange and James A. Musick Facility near Irvine, an accord between the Orange County Sheriff's Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The agreement makes Orange County a vital partner in providing bed space for ICE officials. Santa Ana already contracts with ICE, providing 200 beds annually since 2006.
  • Global Cooling and the New World Order

    09/26/2010 12:05:41 PM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 26, 2010 | James Delingpole
    Bilderberg. Whether you believe it’s part of a sinister conspiracy which will lead inexorably to one world government or whether you think it’s just an innocent high-level talking shop, there’s one thing that can’t be denied: it knows which way the wind is blowing. (Hat tips: Will/NoIdea/Ozboy) At its June meeting in Sitges, Spain (unreported and held in camera, as is Bilderberg’s way), some of the world’s most powerful CEOs rubbed shoulders with notable academics and leading politicians. They included: the chairman of Fiat, the Irish Attorney General Paul Gallagher, the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke,...
  • White House Attacks, Publisher Counters

    09/25/2010 9:20:27 AM PDT · by opentalk · 25 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 24, 2010 | Human Events
    "What are they so afraid of?” Buffeted by a series of attacks by White House spokesmen and left-leaning media, conservative publisher Regnery (sister company to HE.com) has decided to come out swinging. Long slated for an October release, Regnery moved up the release date for bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza’s controversial new book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, to this coming Monday, September 27. The new date will be just in time to respond to the front-page hit piece rumored to be coming in (where else?) the New York Times this weekend. The White House has been “generous” with its attention...
  • Congress to be told of 60-billion US-Saudi arms deal (Obama's New Best Muslim Friends)

    09/13/2010 8:56:24 AM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 9/13/2010 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – In the largest US arms deal ever, the administration of US President Barack Obama is ready to notify Congress of plans to offer advanced aircraft to Saudi Arabia worth up to 60 billion dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper said the administration was also in talks with the kingdom about potential naval and missile-defense upgrades that could be worth tens of billions of dollars more. [....] In its notification to Congress, expected to be submitted this week or next, the administration will authorize the Saudis to buy as many as 84 new F-15 fighters,...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Pacifica Radio Planning to Air Al-Jazeera Audio

    09/10/2010 7:52:02 AM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Newsbuster ^ | 9/9/2010 | Tim Graham
    It might seem impossible, but the radical-left taxpayer-funded Pacifica Radio network is in negotiations to get even more anti-American in its orientation. It's negotiating with Al-Jazeera for its five stations to broadcast audio from the Al-Jazeera English cable TV channel, which is only marginally available in the United States. Those five stations (KPFA/Los Angeles, KPFK/Berkley, KPFT/Houston, WBAI/New York, and WPFW/Washington, DC) together received more than $1.6 million in annual grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to their 2008 annual report (p. 57). Al-Jazeera is most notorious for its repeated broadcast of unedited Osama bin Laden tapes after 9/11,...
  • U.S. government funds mosque renovation and rehabilitation around the world

    08/24/2010 7:10:56 AM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 08/24/2010 | Caroline May
    While much attention has been focused on questions surrounding the Ground Zero mosque and the appropriateness of the State Department funding Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s trip to the Middle East, little attention has been given to the fact that U.S. taxpayer money is funding mosque development around the world. Just a cursory search of the term “mosque” on the State Department’s list of “projects” reveals 26 examples of federal funds going to fund construction, renovation, and rehabilitation of various mosques abroad. The benefiting countries include Bulgaria, Pakistan, Mali, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Benin, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Egypt, Tunisia, the Maldives,...
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Disaster tourism amidst concern for Muslim Ummah (Islamic Countries Not Helping Pakistan)

    08/15/2010 7:57:57 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Daily Times ^ | 8/16/2010 | Saeed Minhas
    ISLAMABAD: The worst floods in the living memory of Pakistan remained an obvious topic of concern for the diplomatic corps in Islamabad throughout the week as Europeans and especially UN officials questioned the response of the Muslim world to a mammoth disaster wreaking havoc in the second-most populated Muslim country of the world. Few gatherings of foreign emissaries rallied around the unending phases of floods happening in across the country, devastating over 15 million people and destroying over two million acres of standing crops while washing away millions of homes and state structures in over 70 – 37 directly and...
  • Tax dollars to build mosques--U.S. underwrites fundraising tour for Islamic shrine at Ground Zero

    08/10/2010 5:11:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2010 | Editorial
    The State Department is sending Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf - the mastermind of the Ground Zero Mosque - on a trip through the Middle East to foster "greater understanding" about Islam and Muslim communities in the United States. However, important questions are being raised about whether this is simply a taxpayer-funded fundraising jaunt to underwrite his reviled project, which is moving ahead in Lower Manhattan. Mr. Rauf is scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar, the usual stops for Gulf-based fundraising. The State Department defends the five-country tour saying that Mr. Rauf is "a distinguished...
  • LATimes: Michelle Obama's Spanish vacation draws critics

    08/06/2010 6:03:36 PM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 7, 2010 | Peter Nicholas and Katherine Skiba, Tribune
    Reporting from Washington — As the economy endures high unemployment and a jittery stock market, President Obama has preached sacrifice and fiscal discipline. But the pictures coming out of a sun-splashed Spanish resort this week may be sending a different message. First Lady Michelle Obama is in the midst of a five-day trip to a luxury resort along with a few friends, her youngest daughter, aides and Secret Service personnel. Her office said the family will pay for personal expenses, but won't reveal the taxpayer cost for the government employees. (snip) A White House official said that Michelle Obama is...
  • Over 200 Military Physicians Petition for No Abortion on Military Bases

    08/03/2010 12:52:25 PM PDT · by topher · 1 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 3, 2010
    Tuesday August 3, 2010 Over 200 Military Physicians Petition for No Abortion on Military Bases WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Over 200 active and retired military physicians have signed a letter organized by the 16,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA), in which they ask Senators to vote against the FY 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, unless an amendment permitting abortions to be performed on military bases is stripped from the bill."In addition to facilitating further destruction of unborn life, the provision will place military physicians with life-honoring convictions in the unenviable position of either disobeying orders, abandoning their...
  • (The Washington Times) EDITORIAL: The Kenya connection

    07/16/2010 10:57:35 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2010 | The Washington Times
    The Kenyan president wants a new constitution, one that opens the door to abortion on demand. President Obama is willing to use U.S. taxpayer dollars to persuade voters to approve the updated governing document, which would loosen regulations designed to protect the unborn, establish Muslim family courts and create a right to homosexual marriage. It's not unusual that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki would see enactment of the provisions as a "government project," but Mr. Obama is on shaky legal ground when he commits U.S. government resources to it. On Aug. 4, Kenya's 12.3 million registered voters will be asked a...
  • Obama's Kenyan activities may be 'criminal'

    07/16/2010 7:36:42 AM PDT · by Freedom Frayed · 39 replies · 2+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 15, 2010 | World Net Daily
    In a new best-selling book connecting Islam and Obama-style socialism, a former top terrorism prosecutor chides the national media for failing to investigate Barack Obama's "borderline criminal" activities in Kenya as a U.S. senator. Andrew C. McCarthy, the former U.S. attorney who investigated the American embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya, charges that Obama interfered in Kenya's internal politics possibly in violation of the Logan Act. The centuries-old law bars Americans who are "without authority of the United States" from conducting relations "with any foreign government ... in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat...
  • Obama Family Cook Named Policy Adviser

    07/15/2010 7:13:35 AM PDT · by opentalk · 44 replies · 3+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 07/14/2010 | Judicial Watch
    In a comical move even for a czar-happy president who has rewarded dozens of cronies with distinguished titles, the White House has named the Obama’s personal Chicago cook as “Senior Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives.” It’s no joke, even though is sounds like a bad one. The Chicago chef’s rapid ascension, reported this week by a conservative Washington D.C. newspaper, has been kept under the radar for the last month. Sam Kass went from being a 20-something, Windy City gourmet cook—privately paid by the Obama’s to feed them—to big-time White House adviser in a matter of months. In between,...
  • Yes, We Kenya!

    07/13/2010 8:58:42 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 12,2010 | Ken Blackwell
    President Obama made much of the Executive Order he signed last March. It was supposed to stop federal funding of abortion. It was given as a fig leaf to formerly pro-life Democrats who had voted for ObamaCare and enabled it to pass, narrowly, in the House of Representatives. Most pro-life Americans knew the Obama order was a charade. We have had this administration pushing vigorously for abortion-on-demand from the first day they took office. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had hardly taken her oath of office before she told a House Foreign Affairs committee hearing early in 2009 that “sexual...
  • The NASA (non) feeding frenzy

    07/08/2010 9:27:04 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2010 | Byron York
    From a Nexis search a few moments ago: Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program in the New York Times: 0. Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program in the Washington Post: 0. Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on NBC Nightly News: 0. Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on ABC World News: 0. Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on CBS Evening News: 0. If you were to receive your news from any one of these outlets, or even all of them together, and you heard about some sort of...
  • House Democrats ‘Deem’ Faux $1.1 Trillion Budget ‘as Passed’

    07/02/2010 6:15:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 157 replies · 4+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 2, 2010 | Connie Hair
    Last night, as part of a procedural vote on the emergency war supplemental bill, House Democrats attached a document that “deemed as passed” a non-existent $1.12 trillion budget. The execution of the “deeming” document allows Democrats to start spending money for Fiscal Year 2011 without the pesky constraints of a budget. The procedural vote passed 215-210 with no Republicans voting in favor and 38 Democrats crossing the aisle to vote against deeming the faux budget resolution passed. Never before -- since the creation of the Congressional budget process -- has the House failed to pass a budget, failed to propose...
  • Obama and Dems heading for electoral disaster

    06/25/2010 8:39:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2010 | Byron York
    All around, there are Democrats telling us their prospects for November are looking up. Things aren't as bad as Republicans say! Health care is becoming more popular! The country wants financial reform! People still like Barack Obama! Isn't Joe Barton awful! They're fooling themselves. The basic indicators of voters' intentions -- their general mood and attitude toward the policies of Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid -- are clear and solid. Unless those indicators change, and most experts believe that would take a huge, unforeseen event that fundamentally alters the political equation, Democrats are in for serious losses this November....
  • GAO report on Planned Parenthood reveals startling discrepancy

    06/23/2010 8:13:06 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/23/2010 | staff
    According to the GAO report, Planned Parenthood Federation of America audits show the organization spent only $657.1 million between 2002 and 2008 from federal government grants and programs when the abortion behemoth's annual reports show it took in $2 billion from government grants and programs during the same time period. "That leaves $1.3 billion unaccounted for. That's not pocket change," said STOPP national director Rita Diller. "Why the discrepancy? These numbers don't add up and from an organization with a track record like Planned Parenthood's, the American people deserve an explanation."
  • Editorial: One Billion Tax Dollars? Congressman Smith is Right, Defund Planned Parenthood

    06/18/2010 5:13:06 AM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies · 218+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/18/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    On Wednesday June 16, 2010 Pro-Life elected Representatives and Leaders held a press Conference to release an audit report from the Government Accountability Office. The Audit was requested by 31 lawmakers who sought to ascertain how many Federal Tax dollars have been given to groups which advocate for the killing of children in the womb by intentional abortion. The results are staggering. Taxpayers have given these groups over 1 billion dollars over the period of 2002- 2009, through Federal funding. Here are the groups, all of which promote abortion or provide abortion: Advocates for Youth, $8.7 million (2002-2009); the Guttmacher...
  • Gov't awards $234 million in AmeriCorps expansion

    06/07/2010 6:55:13 AM PDT · by MollyKuehl · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Washington Post ^ | ANN SANNER
  • Presidential Memorandum--Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Somalia...

    06/09/2010 8:39:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 124+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | June 9, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-memorandum-unexpected-urgent-refugee-and-migration-needs-related-somal Home • Briefing Room • Presidential Actions • Presidential Memoranda The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 09, 2010 Presidential Memorandum--Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Somalia and Food Pipeline Breaks for Refugee and Other Displaced Populations of Concern Globally Presidential Determination -- June 8, 2010 No. 2010-10 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Somalia and Food Pipeline Breaks for Refugee and Other Displaced Populations of Concern Globally By the authority vested in me by the...