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  • That’s Weird? NBC Deletes Top Story Criticizing Obama on Health Care--Update: Story Back Up--Glitch

    10/28/2013 9:30:08 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 102 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/28/13 | Jim Hoft
    That was quick. Earlier today NBC Investigative journalists released a report where they claimed the Obama administration knew Americans would lose their insurance due to Obamacare back in 2010. Drudge linked to the article But suddenly the story is gone… Vanished. It was there all evening. It even made their top story list. But now it’s gone. The story is listed on Google – but it links to a dead ink. Weird.
  • Is Obama a Victim of Self-Esteem Education? [re: THE AMATEUR by Ed Klein]

    07/02/2013 8:55:29 AM PDT · by Moseley · 14 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 2, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    I never understood Barack Obama -- or even some of my friends -- until I read The Amateur by Edward Klein. But first you also need to remember the plague of "self-esteem" based education. And finally it all makes sense. The self-esteem movement hurt our public schools and degraded the curriculum. The self-esteem time bomb is now coming full circle, as the victims of our schools, colleges, and universities have moved into leadership of our country. Barack Obama is the ultimate "A for effort [D for performance] President." Obama's ineptness is exceeded only by his giant ego. Obama received a...
  • Caroline Kennedy's with Obamas after reported snubs (I cant's stand to hear his voice anymore)

    08/08/2012 3:35:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/8/2012 | Kerry Picket
    “It really annoyed Caroline when comparisons were made by the media between Michelle and Jackie. Caroline had a word for such comparisons; she called them ‘odious.’ She really got annoyed. And when she began to fall out of love with the Obamas, love was replaced by outright scorn. Now she says things about Obama like, ‘I can’t stand to hear his voice any more. He’s a liar and worse’” Ethel Kennedy, “the matriarch of the family,” similarly felt scorned, according to Klein. He tells a story of her invitation — extended to the First Family — being ignored by the...
  • Jeremiah Wright Thinks Barack Obama May Still Be A Muslim

    08/04/2012 4:41:43 PM PDT · by rightjb · 25 replies
    RantPolitical.com ^ | 8-4-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
     I’ve seen it advertised all over but have not yet read “The Amateur” by author Edward Klein yet. However, he gave an interview to CBN on The Brody File show (video at bottom of post) had a stunning recitation of his 3 hour, taped interview with “G-d Damn America,” Jeremiah Wright: KLEIN to Jeremiah Wright: Are you saying that you converted Barack Obama from Islam to Christianity?WRIGHT: “That’s hard to say.” Wright clearly gave the impression that A) Barack Obama was heavily devoted to Islam even when he came to America and that B) even Wright was convinced that he...
  • Maraniss Gets Testy as New Obama Bio Tanks

    07/30/2012 12:08:05 AM PDT · by Kukai · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 30, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Barack Obama: The Story, is getting testy. And it is not hard to understand why. The Washington Post diva spent the last four years on his career book, released it in the heart of a heated re-election season, got the kind of exposure a Kardashian would envy, and now finds the book heading for the remainder racks weeks after its release. Oy vey! As of this writing, the book ranks 1,696 on Amazon's bestseller list. By contrast, Edward Klein's unfriendly Obama tome, The Amateur, has outsold just every book this summer not centered on...
  • The Chicago Way : Obama’s Coterie of Insiders Is Worth A Closer Look This Time Around

    05/30/2012 5:46:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | May 30, 2012 | John Fund
    MAY 30, 2012 The Chicago Way Obama’s coterie of insiders is worth a closer look this time around. By John Fund Every president comes to Washington with a coterie of outside advisers, friends, and fixers they’ve picked up during the course of a career. Eventually one or more of them becomes controversial. Richard Nixon had Bebe Rebozo. Jimmy Carter had his brother Billy and Bert Lance. Ronald Reagan had Mike Deaver. Bill Clinton had many trailing after him — they became the menagerie implicated in Whitewater and Monicagate. But Barack Obama’s inner circle has almost completely escaped close scrutiny since...
  • Jobs numbers remind Obama that he must do more than just attack (How about resign?)

    06/02/2012 1:13:53 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-2-2012 | Dan Balz
    Friday’s dismal jobs report and some unexpected words from Bill Clinton delivered a bracing reminder to President Obama and his advisers that the election remains primarily a referendum on his record and that their path to victory may lie less in trying to discredit Republican Mitt Romney and more in winning a battle of ideas with their Republican rival. The latest report — just 69,000 jobs were added last month — was far worse than forecasters had predicted and undermined the administration’s contention that the economy is truly on a path to recovery.
  • A Grim Jobs Report for America

    06/02/2012 4:41:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2012 | Larry Kudlow
    You would think $1 trillion in spending stimulus and $2.5 trillion of Fed pump-priming would produce an economy a whole lot stronger than 1.9 percent GDP, which was the revised first-quarter number. And you’d think all that government spending would deliver a whole lot more jobs than 69,000 in May. But it hasn’t happened. The Keynesian government-spending model has proven a complete failure. It’s the Obama model. And it has produced such an anemic recovery that frankly, at 2 percent growth, we’re back on the front end of a potential recession. If anything goes wrong -- like another blow-up in...
  • WH on disastrous jobs report: Problems in the labor market won’t be solved “overnight,” you know

    06/01/2012 1:30:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JUNE 1, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Anyone want to try defining “overnight” for me, just so that we have a rule of thumb going forward? On Inauguration Day, I would have accepted “2009″ or even “his first two years in office” as plausible answers. Instead, five months out from election day, somehow dawn still has yet to break. His braintrust is now actually on the cusp of arguing, in all seriousness, that it’s unfair to judge him on what’s happened in the jobs market over the course of his entire first term. What do you do when America’s just taken an economic gut punch, with a...
  • John Fund: The Chicago Way

    05/30/2012 2:11:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 30, 2012 | John Fund
    Every president comes to Washington with a coterie of outside advisers, friends, and fixers they’ve picked up during the course of a career. Eventually one or more of them becomes controversial. Richard Nixon had Bebe Rebozo. Jimmy Carter had his brother Billy and Bert Lance. Ronald Reagan had Mike Deaver. Bill Clinton had many trailing after him — they became the menagerie implicated in Whitewater and Monicagate. But Barack Obama’s inner circle has almost completely escaped close scrutiny since he became president. That may be about to change, and the rich cast of characters making up Team Obama merits...
  • Poles Demand Obama Apology For "Polish Death Camps" Comment

    05/29/2012 5:12:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 158 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Rosie Gray
    The president referred to “Polish death camps” while awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Polish professor Jan Karski, a hero of the anti-Nazi resistance. Poles believe they're blamed unfairly for the Nazi Holocaust, and the Foreign Minister led the outrage in a late night tweet. The remark, which barely drew notice in America, is all over the Polish news today. On the country's largest television station:
  • Two books, two standards, for Obama, Bush

    05/29/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2012 | Byron York
    Not all campaign books are treated equally. Just look at Edward Klein and J.H. Hatfield. Klein, of course, is the author of the new book "The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House." Hatfield, now dead and forgotten, wrote a book about George W. Bush, "Fortunate Son," during the 2000 presidential contest. Klein's book, which debuted in early May, has been mostly ignored by large media organizations (although not by the book-buying public, which has put it at the top of next week's best-seller list). Hatfield's book, on the other hand, rocked a presidential campaign -- before crashing and burning...
  • Obama Politicizes Memorial Day With 'Sacred Trust' Campaign Ad Targeting Veterans

    05/27/2012 9:17:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Monday, May 28, 2012 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama has taken his reelection campaign to new depths with a television ad targeting veterans released last week timed for Memorial Day.Now never mind that Memorial Day is to honor those killed in service while Veterans Day is set aside to honor living service members. We know that Obama has trouble differentiating the two. ("On this Memorial Day as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes--and I see many of them in the audience here today..." Obama, May 26, 2008)The Associated Press quots Obama in the ad:"It's because of what they've done that we've been able to...
  • (Lying, Hypocritical) Democratic leaders back Obama’s Bain strategy vs. Romney, acknowledge risks

    05/27/2012 5:12:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 5/27/2012 | By Amy Gardner and Philip Rucker
    After nearly two weeks of heated debate over whether President Obama should attack Republican Mitt Romney’s tenure at a private-equity firm, Democratic leaders across the country say they are largely united behind the strategy, even as some concede an uncertain outcome and new polls show Obama has lost ground nationally. The Democratic leaders, in numerous interviews over the last week, said they are hearing little or no resistance among the party faithful in their states to a strategy that Republicans have characterized as anti-capitalist. And Obama has no plans to back off; his campaign will roll out more stories in...
  • Bob Schieffer Laughs Out Loud After Playing Video of Obama Bragging About His Accomplishments

    05/27/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    News Buster.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    CBS's Bob Schieffer certainly wasn't in an Obama-loving mood Sunday. CBS's Bob Schieffer certainly wasn't in an Obama-loving mood Sunday. Having asked the President's senior campaign adviser "Whatever happened to hope and change" early in the program, the Face the Nation host in a subsequent segment laughed out loud after playing a clip of Obama bragging about his accomplishments on 60 Minutes last year (video follows with transcript and commentary):MRC TV video playerBOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: I want to play a little something for you. I think one of the lessons that probably all of us recognize is that if you--...
  • NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No Golf

    05/27/2012 7:05:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    News Buster.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Camp David has been an historic presidential retreat since World War II, but according to New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper, Barack Obama "hates it" because there isn't any golf. Such was revealed on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show this weekend (video follows with transcript and commentary): NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No GolfHELENE COOPER, NEW YORK TIMES WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Alright, for something totally superficial, I have figured out why President Obama does not like Camp David. CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: He doesn’t like it? COOPER: He hates it. We were up there...
  • Book Review: “The Amateur, Barack Obama in the White House”

    05/25/2012 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 10 replies
    New American ^ | 5-25-12 | Bob Adelmann
    This book is more about the man — his hubris, his arrogance, his naiveté — than it is about his ideology because the author, a member of the insider Council on Foreign Relations, an influential group that promotes the diminishing of our country's constitutional structure and the ceding of U.S. sovereignty to a transnational global government such as the United Nations, no doubt shares that ideology. Klein is a certified member of the establishment elite, having graduated from Columbia University with two degrees and having been a foreign affairs editor at Newsweek magazine and a former editor of the New...
  • University Of Chicago Deflects Questions About Alleged Wright Pay-Off (Obama pal Erik Whitaker)

    05/17/2012 10:06:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Rosie Gray
    The University of Chicago is deflecting inquiries about Eric Whitaker, the University Chicago Medical Center doctor and close friend of President Obama's who was linked to pastor Jeremiah Wright in Edward Klein's new book about Obama. In a recorded interview for Klein's book "The Amateur," Wright claimed that he was offered $150,000 to stop preaching during Obama's 2008 campaign due to his increasingly high-profile, controversial status as the race wore on. Yesterday, Klein played a recording of an interview in which Wright appeared to confirm that the person who initiated the alleged payoff was Whitaker, one of Obama's closest friends....
  • Wright: I “Made It Comfortable” For Obama to Accept Christianity Without Having to Renounce Islam

    05/16/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 183 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-15-2012 | Jim Hoft
    In a shocking interview yesterday on the Sean Hannity Radio Show, author Ed Klein said Barack Obama’s former pastor helped Obama accept Christianity without having to renounce Islam. The Daily Caller reported: Klein also said Wright told him he “made it comfortable” for Obama to accept Christianity without having renounce his “Islamic background,” which Klein said he has on tape. -snip- Klein spoke more on this in a separate interview with NewsMax: Klein says Obama originally sought out Wright to discuss community activism. “Quickly the conversations turned from picking up garbage on the street and getting streetlights put up on...
  • Documents: Obama friend Whitaker had history with Jeremiah Wright

    05/16/2012 12:02:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 16, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller show that President Barack Obama’s close friend Eric Whitaker, who runs the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Urban Health Initiative, spoke at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Chicago-area church in 2006. Whitaker was a speaker at Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ during a Sept. 17, 2006 “Health Care Justice Forum,” according to a church bulletin TheDC obtained. The bulletin is no longer on the church’s website. Whitaker made headline news Monday when New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein alleged during a radio interview with Sean Hannity that Whitaker offered Wright $150,000 to stay silent...
  • The ‘bribe’ to silence Wright [Obama’s team tried to buy his silence]

    05/13/2012 5:11:14 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 133 replies
    New York Post ^ | MAY 12, 2012 | New York Post
    <p>When sermons of Obama’s Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the Iowa primaries, it threatened to derail Obama’s campaign. ABC aired one where Wright screamed, “Goddamn America!” Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama’s team tried to buy his silence.</p>