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  • The Black Caucus War Against Obama

    12/05/2009 4:12:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,431+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2009 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    A civil war is breaking out within the left of the Democratic Party pitting the Congressional Black Caucus against the first African-American president. The battle began when California Rep. Maxine Waters complained publicly about the administration's failure to do more to help minority-owned businesses in the current recession. (Translation: In the new stimulus of "jobs" bill making its way through Congress, they want a larger take.) It continued yesterday when 10 members of the Black Caucus refused to participate in a meeting of the House Banking Committee that was considering the bill to restructure financial regulations, forcing Chairman Barney Frank...
  • Obamas will spend holidays in Hawaii

    12/04/2009 12:48:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 71 replies · 1,977+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | 12/4/2009 | Richard Borreca
    Hawaii's home-grown president, Barack Obama, is expected back in Honolulu on Dec. 23, according to sources in Washington. The president and his family are expected to stay until Jan. 2, meaning he will celebrate both Christmas and New Year's in the islands. In the past, Obama made a point of celebrating Christmas with his grandmother Madelyn Payne Dunham. The woman who raised Obama when his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was working and studying in Indonesia, died last November. Also in past years, Obama would spend time with his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng. Soetoro-Ng and her husband, Konrad Ng, are also expected...
  • DOJ No. 2, David W. Ogden, steps down

    12/03/2009 10:00:41 AM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 2,189+ views
    Politico ^ | 12-3-09 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    The second-in-command at the Justice Department is leaving his post, officials announced Thursday — making him the third top Obama legal official to announce his departure in recent weeks. Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden will return to private practice in February. White House General Counsel Greg Craig will step down in January, and Phillip Carter, a top Defense Department deputy assistant secretary dealing with detainee issues, has already left. Ogden, who managed the civil division during the Clinton administration, headed up President Barack Obama’s transition into office last year. In a statement, Ogden said that his tenure in the...
  • Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman : The Jobs Imperative (It's time for an emergency jobs program)

    11/30/2009 7:29:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies · 1,337+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/30/2009 | Paul Krugman
    If you’re looking for a job right now, your prospects are terrible. There are six times as many Americans seeking work as there are job openings, and the average duration of unemployment — the time the average job-seeker has spent looking for work — is more than six months, the highest level since the 1930s. You might think, then, that doing something about the employment situation would be a top policy priority. But now that total financial collapse has been averted, all the urgency seems to have vanished from policy discussion, replaced by a strange passivity. There’s a pervasive sense...
  • Throwing Our Military Under The Bus

    11/29/2009 10:53:27 AM PST · by AmericaTalks · 5 replies · 622+ views
    America Talks ^ | 11/29/09 | David Zublick
    The ditherer-in-chief will finally announce to our military and the rest of the world his decision regarding General McChrystal's request for additional troops in Afghanistan this Tuesday. After months of keeping the fine men and women serving our country twisting in the wind, Barack Obama has at last made up his mind. It is estimated that he will elect to give McChrystal roughly 30,000 to 35,000 of the 40,000 troops McChrystal requested. The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan had warned in an urgent, confidential assessment of the war that he needed more forces within the next year and...
  • In the Shadows of Promise, Evaluating Obama's Campaign Pledge

    10/31/2009 9:18:52 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 658+ views
    tna ^ | 08.20.09 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    President Barack Obama took office with an extraordinary set of promises as a candidate. He has fulfilled many of the promises to the left-wing base of his party, such as his executive order three days after he was inaugurated restoring the funding of abortions with foreign-aid money.  But how has he done with the popular campaign promises he made to middle America, the promises that got him elected? Candidate Obama pledged to cut taxes for the middle class, lower overall taxes, cut government spending, reduce the deficit, cut the cost of healthcare waste, eliminate most government secrecy, and reform ethics...
  • Geithner: Recovery could be 'a little choppy'

    10/31/2009 5:25:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,563+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/30/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the economic recovery "could be a little choppy" and it's going to take a while. Geithner told NBC's "Meet the Press" that bringing back jobs and confidence of investors will be the real test of recovery. He declined to say whether the recession is over, saying economist will figure that out years from now.
  • Real Witches Practice Samhain: Wicca on the Rise in U.S.

    10/31/2009 4:43:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 44 replies · 1,698+ views
    AbcNews.Go.Com ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Real Witches Practice Samhain: Wicca on the Rise in U.S. More Americans Are Wiccan, and Will Celebrate Samhain, Not Halloween, Saturday By RUSSELL GOLDMAN Oct. 30, 2009— Patti Wigington is a soccer mom. She is the vice president of her local PTA. And she's a witch. This Saturday while her neighborhood outside Columbus, Ohio, is crawling with costumed witches in search of candy, Wigington and a group of other local witches will not be celebrating Halloween, but the new year festival Samhain, which also occurs Oct. 31. In her backyard, Wigington and six other local women who make up...
  • Barack Obama: so much for superhero

    10/30/2009 2:48:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies · 1,447+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/30/2009 | Tony Harden
    What a difference a year makes. On a balmy Tuesday evening in November just under a dozen long months ago, Barack Hussein Obama's unlikely journey to the presidency reached its heady conclusion. Americans had shown, he proclaimed, that they could "put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day". The then Illinois senator told the enraptured crowd, and a world that watched in awe at what the United States had achieved, that "all things are possible", that "our union can be perfected" and it was time for the "partisanship...
  • Fox News Evening Ratings Near 2008 Election Levels, Competition Down 50%+

    10/30/2009 4:47:01 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 10 replies · 958+ views
    TV by the Numbers ^ | 10/30/09 | Mikey_1962
    We’ve had lots of cable news charts on the site recently showing dramatic declines for both individual cable news show and cable news network ratings as a whole compared to their October 2008 election period. Many have asked about a comparison of Fox’s results with those of CNN and MSNBC, and reader MikeS has come through again, compiling the charts below showing the relative audience for each network compared to its October 2008 average for both adults 25-54 and average viewers. It’s pretty clear that the election year ratings hangover being suffered by both CNN and MSNBC initially struck Fox...
  • Poll: North Carolinians think country on wrong track

    10/30/2009 11:54:25 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 24 replies · 978+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | October 30, 2009 | WRAL Staff
    North Carolina voters are not very happy with their representation and tend to think the country is on the wrong track, a poll released Friday by Elon University shows. Elon polled more than 700 randomly selected adults between Monday and Thursday, asking if they approved of the job being done by President Barack Obama, Sens. Kay Hagan and Richard Burr and Gov. Bev Perdue. Almost 60 percent of those polled said they think things in the country are on the wrong track; 38.9 percent felt strongly that the county is headed in the wrong direction. Their reasons seemed to be...
  • Blaming Bush At Every Turn Is Getting Old

    10/29/2009 6:26:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 2,076+ views
    Investors.com ^ | October 29, 2009 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    Old Soviet joke: Moscow, 1953. Stalin calls in Khrushchev. "Niki, I'm dying. Don't have much to leave you. Just three envelopes. Open them, one at a time, when you get into big trouble." A few years later, first crisis. Khrushchev opens envelope 1: "Blame everything on me. Uncle Joe." A few years later, a really big crisis. Opens envelope 2: "Blame everything on me. Again. Good luck, Uncle Joe." Third crisis. Opens envelope 3: "Prepare three envelopes." In the Barack Obama version, there are 50 or so such blame-Bush free passes before the gig is up. By my calculation, Obama...
  • A good time to be a conservative

    10/27/2009 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 8 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | William Kristol
    Bien-pensant conservative elites and establishment-friendly Republican big shots yearn for a more moderate, temperate and sophisticated Republican Party. It's not likely to happen. And probably just as well. This Story A good time to be a conservative Who's 'us' to the GOP? Time to reawaken young voters The Gallup poll released Monday shows the public's conservatism at a high-water mark. Some 40 percent of Americans call themselves conservative, compared with 36 percent who self-describe as moderates and 20 percent as liberals. The conservative number is as high as it's been in the two decades that Gallup has been asking the...
  • Post-Bush Stress Disorder ("Conservatives are noisy but irrelevant")

    10/27/2009 7:28:21 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies · 765+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Oct 26, 2009 | Jonathan Alter
    In "The Godfather," Sonny talks about going "to the mattresses," meaning war with rival Mafia families. Now President Obama and the Democrats are holing up together on their Posturepedics as they work out battle plans on health care, banking reform, and Afghanistan. The question is whether they'll be daring soldiers of the future or content to fight the last war. That war, when Republicans controlled at least one branch of government, created a mindset where many moderate Democrats now constantly fear giving the other side ammunition. There's some logic in this. Overreaching is always a danger in politics, and House...
  • In Deadliest Month, 53 U.S. Troops Die in Afghanistan [W's Gains Reversed?]

    10/27/2009 5:24:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 997+ views
    NYTimes ^ | October 27, 2009
    In Deadliest Month, 53 U.S. Troops Die in Afghanistan ALISSA J. RUBIN October 27, 2009 KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight Americans died in combat in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, bringing October’s total to 53 and making it the deadliest month for Americans in the eight-year war. September and October were both deadlier months overall for NATO troops. The troops, along with an Afghan civilian accompanying them, were killed in several attacks involving “multiple, complex” improvised bombs, according to a statement from the NATO-led coalition. A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said that Taliban in Zabul Province were responsible. He said they...
  • In Deadliest Month, 53 U.S. Troops Die in Afghanistan (While Obama Dithers)

    10/27/2009 4:14:11 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 1,015+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/26/2009 | ALISSA J. RUBIN
    Eight Americans died in combat in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, bringing October’s total to 53 and making it the deadliest month for Americans in the eight-year war. September and October were both deadlier months overall for NATO troops. The troops, along with an Afghan civilian accompanying them, were killed in several attacks involving “multiple, complex” improvised bombs, according to a statement from the NATO-led coalition. A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said that Taliban in Zabul Province were responsible. He said they had blown up two armored vehicles carrying the troops. He also said that the Taliban had engaged in...
  • Poll: More Americans Identify Themselves As Conservative

    Can anyone really be surprised? Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal. This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when moderates were tied with conservatives as the most prevalent group. ~~~ Conservatism is most prevalent among Republicans. However, the overall increase in this ideological stance since 2008 comes largely from political independents, among whom 35% say they are conservatives thus far in 2009 — compared with 29%...
  • Get ready, America: Great Depression 2.0

    10/25/2009 6:57:46 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies · 2,080+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 25, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    Drawing striking comparisons between the Japanese economy in 1988 and the American economy today, a new book by an author who predicted the current crisis warns it's going to get much worse before it gets better. Vox Day, a WND columnist, asserts in "The Return of the Great Depression," by WND Books, the U.S. is only now entering the early stages of the Second Great Depression. Day presents a fact-rich case, rooted in economic history and time-tested theory, in which he concludes that an economic contraction of very large proportions is presently developing. But he contends that "due to a...
  • 256 dead US Soldiers in Afghanistan as Obama dithers and ignores McChrystal

    10/25/2009 11:18:27 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 38 replies · 2,559+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | October 25, 2009 | Marc Schenker
    How many more US soldiers have to die before B. Hussein Obama does what only his generals—his most qualified voices—tell him to do regarding troop levels?! Dick Cheney is absolutely correct for decrying Obama as dithering while US troops are in battle because all you have to do is count the number of US war dead in Afghanistan from the time that Gen. McChrystal asked Obama for more troops, which was waaaay back on Aug. 30th! It is the opinion of this writer that less US troops would’ve died—so the ones that did die were preventable deaths—if Obama would’ve just...
  • In 24th golf outing, a first for POTUS

    10/25/2009 2:03:18 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 28 replies · 1,775+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/25/09 | Staff
    If it’s Sunday, expect to find Obama golfing at Fort Belvoir. This week, though, his foursome includes Melody Barnes, President Obama’s chief domestic policy advisor -- and the first woman who’s played golf with Obama during his 24 trips to the links since taking office. Barnes, wearing a baseball cap, dark long sleeve shirt and beige pants, joined Obama the same day that the New York Times is running a front page story, Man’s World at White House? No Harm, No Foul, Aides Say, the latest in a round of similarly stories triggered by a high-profile, all-male basketball game the...
  • Democratic Party encounters 'Obama hangover' in state, local elections

    10/24/2009 7:32:31 PM PDT · by thecodont · 25 replies · 1,601+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | October 25, 2009 | By Peter Nicholas
    Reporting from Kennett Square, Pa. - As he is quick to point out, President Obama is presiding over two wars, a sour economy and an epic fight to rework the nation's healthcare system. Now tack on a trio of state and local political races. With an off-year election fast approaching, Obama is stepping up his commitment to Democratic candidates in hopes that an infusion of campaign charisma might pump up turnout. What the party is finding, though, is that the electricity of 2008 is tough to recapture. Some Democratic candidates running for local office around the country call the phenomenon...
  • Obamadrama

    10/25/2009 12:00:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,512+ views
    Ameircan Thinker ^ | October 25, 2009 | James Lewis
    Don't be deceived by the honeyed baritone voice and big smile. Bluffs, bully plays, and head fakes are the means by which President Obama tries to get his way. He learned the technique from Saul Alinsky. The best answer is to use Alinsky against them. We know their rule book, and we can use their rules just as well as they can. The aggressor sets the rules. Obama constantly uses Alinsky's principle of head-faking: "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have."  For Obama, "the enemy" is us, the American people. We have to understand --...
  • David Gergen: The National Deficit—of Leadership

    10/24/2009 6:59:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,619+ views
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | October 23, 2009 | David Gergen
    President Obama fired the imagination of the country during his campaign, but the glow has faded It is fashionable these days to decry the quality of American leaders, and why not?Not long ago, we celebrated our CEOs as the new masters of the universe; some paid themselves as if they thought so, too, and their faces graced the covers of magazines everywhere. But last year, that universe imploded, and taxpayers were forced to come to the rescue. As Bill George of the Harvard Business School argues, we have come to realize that the economic crisis was less a matter of...
  • Official disclosure of extraterrestrial life is imminent

    10/24/2009 5:38:19 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 95 replies · 5,903+ views
    Examiner ^ | Examiner
    An official announcement by the Obama administration disclosing the reality of extraterrestrial life is imminent. For several months, senior administration officials have been quietly deliberating behind closed doors how much to disclose to the world about extraterrestrial life. Dissatisfaction among powerful institutions such as the U.S. Navy over the decades-long secrecy policy has given a boost to efforts to disclose the reality of extraterrestrial life and technology. The impending disclosure announcement follows upon the secret implementation of a year long openness policy on UFOs and extraterrestrial life. Over the period February 12-14, 2008, the United Nations held closed doors discussions...
  • Obama declares swine flu emergency

    10/24/2009 8:38:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 886 replies · 28,784+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/24/09
    Obama declares swine flu emergency 9 mins ago WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama has declared swine flu a "national emergency," the White House said Saturday, as the United States reels from millions of cases of infection and over 1,000 deaths.
  • Bank failures stack up: Now 106 for 2009

    10/23/2009 5:41:49 PM PDT · by FromLori · 24 replies · 709+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/23/09
    Banks in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, were shuttered, costing the FDIC an estimated $356.6 million. The tally of bank failures easily broke past the No. 100 milestone on Friday night, with regulators announcing the year's 106th closure. That's more than four times the number that were closed in 2008, and the highest total since 1992, when 181 banks failed. Earlier on Friday evening the dubious honor of the 100th failure went to Partners Bank, of Naples, Fla., which had $65.5 million in assets, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The 101st failure was American United Bank, of...
  • Virginia Gov 2009: Low black-voter turnout threatens Dems in Virginia., N.J. races

    10/23/2009 4:42:27 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 41 replies · 1,211+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 23, 2009 | S.A. Miller
    Voter doldrums - especially among blacks far less energized than they were for Barack Obama's historic presidential bid last year - pose problems for Democrats struggling in the governors' races in Virginia and New Jersey. Pollsters and election analysts expect a steep drop-off of black voters - who historically back Democrats - in the nation's two gubernatorial contests and in congressional races Nov. 3, and they predict it is likely to cast a shadow in 2010 over at least 10 House Democrats with large black constituencies. It is part of a broader trend of waning enthusiasm among Democratic voters as...
  • The Obama presidency: Where liberalism meets totalitarianism

    10/23/2009 9:45:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 818+ views
    Lakeland Times ^ | 10/23/2009 | Richard Moore
    This past week showed us why modern liberalism poses such a grave threat to the United States of America as we know it. It's not because liberals want a strong, secure social safety net for the poorer among us. The truth is, we should have a strong, secure social safety net for the poor, and we should end corporate welfare to help pay for it. No, it's not that. It's not because they want peace and love. Don't we all? So hail to Peter, Paul and Mary, I swear it's not too late. No, it's not that. It's not because...
  • The List, for Obama's 39th Week in office

    10/23/2009 3:36:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 548+ views
    Nachumlist ^ | 10/23/09 | Nachum
     Obama's Thirty Ninth Week in OfficeLatest Additions to "The List""The List" for 10/23/2009   Michelle Obama took part in a White House event to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mrs. Obama used the occasion to launch an extended attack on the insurance industryThe White House has told Congress it will reject calls for many of President Obama's policy czars to testify before Congress - a decision senators said goes against the president's promises of transparency and openness and treads on Congress' constitutional mandate to investigate the administration's actions. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told CNSNews.com that after reviewing...
  • Sheila Bair Addresses A Worried Nation

    10/23/2009 4:22:30 PM PDT · by FromLori · 3 replies · 337+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/23/09
    100: Partners Bank, Naples, FL 101: American United Bank, Lawrenceville, GA 102: Hillcrest Bank Florida, Naples, FL 103: Flagship National Bank, Bradenton, FL As you watch the bobbing metronome of Sheila C. Bair's head during this video ("...but as I said [left tick] we have the ability to immediately access [right tock] up to $500 billion from our Treasury line [left tick]...") wonder to yourself quietly: How is the FDIC going to slurp down another $500 billion without some roof rasing action on the debt ceiling? How can ANYONE promise that no insured depositor will ever (until the heat death...
  • ANALYSIS - Disappointed Sarkozy shifts gaze from Washington

    10/23/2009 2:39:40 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 25 replies · 1,567+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | Fri Oct 23, 2009 | Crispian Balmer
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy, initially dubbed Sarko the American for his pro-U.S. stance, is finding it much tougher to deal with Washington than he had anticipated and is recalibrating his policies accordingly. Stung by perceived snubs from U.S. President Barack Obama and encouraged by the growing importance of the G20, Sarkozy is increasingly reaching out to non-aligned states in an effort to extend France's international influence. He has forged especially close ties with Brazil, is seeking alliances in central Asia and is intensifying his activities in the Middle East, using multi-billion dollar military and civilian nuclear trade deals as his...
  • America's Obama Obsession About To End?

    10/23/2009 1:11:01 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 34 replies · 2,627+ views
    cbs ^ | October 23, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson(National Review Online)
    For 30 months the nation has been in the grip of a certain Obama obsession, immune to countervailing facts, unwilling to face reality, and loath to break the spell. But like all trances, the fit is passing, and we the patient are beginning to appreciate how the stupor came upon us, why it lifted, and what its consequences have been. How Obama Won Barack Obama was elected rather easily because, in perfect-storm fashion, five separate trends coalesced last autumn. 1) Obama was eloquent, young, charismatic - and African-American. He thus offered voters a sense of personal and collective redemption, as...
  • Obama Sees Worst Poll Rating Drop In 50 Years

    10/22/2009 4:02:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 135 replies · 5,196+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 22nd 2009
    Obama Sees Worst Poll Rating Drop In 50 Years The decline in Barack Obama's popularity since July has been the steepest of any president at the same stage of his first term for more than 50 years. Toby Harnden 22 Oct 2009 Barack Obama's popularity has fallen steeply since being elected last year Gallup recorded an average daily approval rating of 53 per cent for Mr Obama for the third quarter of the year, a sharp drop from the 62 per cent he recorded from April. His current approval rating – hovering just above the level that would make re-election...
  • A Power Grab Called 'Net Neutrality'

    10/21/2009 5:43:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 2,331+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    First Amendment: Diversity czar Mark Lloyd's FCC votes Thursday on the issue of net neutrality. Advertised as providing access to all, it will do to the information superhighway what Lloyd proposed for talk radio. Not much was said when $7.2 billion was included in the stimulus bill "to accelerate broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas and to strategic institutions that are likely to create jobs or provide significant public benefits." The administration has big plans for the Internet — like controlling it. Susan Crawford, the so-called Internet czar, told the Wall Street Journal in April that the broadband billions...
  • Dick Cheney: Obama "Putting Politics Over Security"

    10/22/2009 2:01:57 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 7 replies · 715+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | Oct. 21 , 2009 | Dick Cheney
    Wednesday night, October 21, former Vice President Dick Cheney received the Center's Keeper of the Flame Award. He was introduced by Senator Jon Kyl and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld....
  • Gallup: Obama Suffers Worst 3rd Quarter Drop in Approval Since 1953

    10/21/2009 6:41:08 PM PDT · by freespirited · 28 replies · 1,814+ views
    RCP ^ | 10/21/09
    Barack Obama has suffered the worst third quarter decline in his public approval rating of any elected president in the post-World War II era. Obama's average quarterly approval rating has slipped from 62 percent in the second quarter to 52.9 percent in the third quarter, according to Gallup polling. That 9 percentage point decline is twice the amount of any other post-war elected president. Dwight Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan saw their standing decline 4 points between the two quarters. No other elected president has declined more than 4 points since 1953. The third quarter began July 20 and...
  • 7 Months After Stimulus 49 of 50 States Have Lost Jobs

    10/21/2009 12:49:50 PM PDT · by bamahead · 31 replies · 2,080+ views
    House Ways and Means Committee ^ | October 21, 2009 | Dave Camp (House Ways and Means Cmte)
    America Now Over 6 Million Jobs Shy of Administration's Projections Wednesday, October 21, 2009 The table below compares the White House's February 2009 projection of the number of jobs that would be created by the 2009 stimulus law (through the end of 2010) with the actual change in state payroll employment through September 2009 (the latest figures available). According to the data, 49 States and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since stimulus was enacted. Only North Dakota has seen net job creation following the February 2009 stimulus. While President Obama claimed the result of his stimulus bill would...
  • Traditional Americans are losing their nation (Must Read)

    10/21/2009 1:25:09 PM PDT · by cartervt2k · 27 replies · 1,973+ views
    WND ^ | 10/20/2009 | Pat Buchanan
    In their lifetimes, they have seen their Christian faith purged from schools their taxes paid for, and mocked in movies and on TV. They have seen their factories shuttered in the thousands and their jobs outsourced in the millions to Mexico and China. They have seen trillions of tax dollars go for Great Society programs, but have seen no Great Society, only rising crime, illegitimacy, drug use and dropout rates. They watch on cable TV as illegal aliens walk into their country, are rewarded with free educations and health care and take jobs at lower pay than American families can...
  • Given Enough Rope These Democrats Just Might Hang Liberalism

    10/20/2009 6:31:59 PM PDT · by cappig · 3 replies · 460+ views
    Is there a silver lining to this attempted liberal takeover of America?
  • Gregg: U.S. could be on path to a 'banana republic' situation

    10/18/2009 5:00:36 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 43 replies · 3,146+ views
    CNNPolitics.com ^ | 10-17-09 | CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – A leading fiscal mind on Capitol Hill and a one-time Obama Cabinet pick sounded the alarm Sunday over the projected long-term financial challenges the country faces. “This deficit is driven by us,” New Hampshire Republican Sen. Judd Gregg candidly said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union when asked about the federal government’s projected $1.42 trillion operating deficit for the 2009 fiscal year. “You talk about systemic risk. The systemic risk today is the Congress of the United States,“ the Ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, “that we’re creating...
  • U.S. State Tax Revenue Drops Most Since 1963

    10/18/2009 2:02:17 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 1,368+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 10-17-2009 | Mike Shedlock
    U.S. State Tax Revenue Drops Most Since 1963 Oct 17, 2009 - 04:57 PM By: Mike_Shedlock Bloomberg is reporting State Revenue Falls Most Since 1963 on Incomes, Sales. U.S. state tax collections tumbled the most in almost half a century in the second quarter as the economic recession curbed levies on incomes and sales. The 16.6 percent plunge was the biggest since at least 1963, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government said today. For the 12 months to June 30, the fiscal year for most states, revenue declined 8.2 percent, or $63 billion, about twice what states got from...
  • The Danger of Obama's Dithering

    10/18/2009 2:14:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 848+ views
    LATimes ^ | October 18th 2009
    The Danger of Obama's Dithering His foreign policy brings to mind Jimmy Carter, or perhaps Ethelred the Unready. By John R. Bolton October 18, 2009 Weakness in American foreign policy in one region often invites challenges elsewhere, because our adversaries carefully follow diminished American resolve. Similarly, presidential indecisiveness, whether because of uncertainty or internal political struggles, signals that the United States may not respond to international challenges in clear and coherent ways. Taken together, weakness and indecisiveness have proved historically to be a toxic combination for America's global interests. That is exactly the combination we now see under President Obama....
  • The Greatest Depression Is Coming

    10/18/2009 7:10:47 AM PDT · by blam · 40 replies · 2,844+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 10-17-2009 | Mac Slavo
    The Greatest Depression Is Coming by: Mac Slavo October 17, 2009 Mac SlavoGood times will not be returning any time soon. We continue to lose jobs month over month. And, while the statistics being released are showing a slow down, this is basically a fabrication. There are thousands of people falling off of unemployment compensation each week — none of them are reflected in the official numbers. Shadowstats.com estimates unemployment is above 20%. Take it for what you will, but these numbers are rapidly approaching the unemployment rate during the last well known depression. Credit is contracting. The last decade...
  • Obama Threatens News Networks: Don't Follow Fox News....Or Else

    10/18/2009 9:24:28 AM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 7,681+ views
    Sunday, October 18, 2009 | Kristinn
    Mafioso, Goon Squad, Communist, Nazi, Jihadi, Democrat politics as usual--whatever you want to call the thuggish tactics of the Obama administration, the very public threats they are making to the news media to not follow the lead of Fox News in questioning Obama's policies and personnel is a direct threat to the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment.This morning on the Sunday talk shows, speaking on behalf of President Barack Obama, senior Obama advisers David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel carried on the war initiated by White House communictions director Anita Dunn last week on CNN.Axelrod appeared on ABC News' This...
  • Sarkozy says no more French troops

    10/16/2009 7:02:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 107 replies · 2,942+ views
    UPI.com ^ | 16 Oct 09
    UPI) -- President Nicolas Sarkozy of France says he wants to see victory in Afghanistan but has no plans to send more French troops to that country. Speaking to the Le Figaro newspaper, the French leader said he believes there should be a build-up of more Afghan troops, CNN reported. As for staying on in Afghanistan, Sarkozy told the newspaper: "I answer yes -- and stay to win. "But France will not send one more soldier," he added. "My belief is that more Afghan soldiers are needed. It is them who will be the most efficient to win this war...
  • Japan tells US it will stop Afghan refueling mission

    10/17/2009 6:08:30 PM PDT · by gaijin · 50 replies · 2,927+ views
    AFP, via SpaceWar.com ^ | Oct 15th, 2009 | AFP
    Japan has told the United States it will end a naval refueling mission [in the Indian Ocean] that supports the war in Afghanistan, a top defence official said...Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who took office last month, has said he wants "more equal" relations with the United States and that he opposes plans to build a new US air base on the southern island of Okinawa...
  • Obama and Harper: A Tale of Two Leaders (The US President gets accolades, Canadian PM gets results)

    10/17/2009 5:51:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 879+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/17/2009 | David Solway
    Much has been made of President Obama’s being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The ground has been covered so many times by now that it looks like a CSI crime scene contaminated by too many eager cops. The various media are all agog, internet hits multiply by the hour, and the pundits keep weighing in as if there were no yesterday — as witness this very article. Yet, perhaps, there is still something to be said — and a little reiteration wouldn’t hurt either. According to the left-leaning Oslo committee, Obama deserves the award for creating “a new climate in...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-17-09 ("Do know how many people lived on ramen noodles to get you elected?")

    10/17/2009 5:10:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 93 replies · 3,920+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 17, 2009 | DUmmies, DUmmie thunder rising, and PJ-Comix
    Hey DUmmies! If you want the honor of having your thread DUFUed, then be really creative in your titles. The main reason why this THREAD was DUFUed was its title, ""Mr President, do know how many people lived on ramen noodles to get you elected?" No matter how many times I read it, I never fail to chuckle. In fact, the rest of the thread is pretty much anticlimactic although the personal woes posted by the author, DUmmie thunder rising, is also quite FUnnie. This thread has even inspired a new DUmmie description on my part: Ramen Noodle DUmmies....
  • United States on the Brink

    10/17/2009 5:58:42 AM PDT · by brucek43 · 22 replies · 1,792+ views
    http://www.collinsreport.net ^ | 10/17/2009 | bruce karlson
    All nations eventually fail. Some go peacefully; others in paroxysms of violence and bloodshed. All that I have examined were guilty, at least in part, of nurturing the process. Even given that, one is hard pressed to imagine how a democratic or an autocratic government can be expected to survive. To wit: Democracies do not start wars (with the exception of the US under Lincoln). Further, citizens are not by nature war like and see no need to shed blood and treasure to acquire an empire. Empires acquired by any means eventually will cause their own demise. FDR had to...
  • Obama Criticized as Too Cautious, Slow on Judicial Posts

    10/16/2009 12:50:39 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 397+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2009 | Michael Fletcher
    President Obama has not made significant progress in his plan to infuse federal courts with a new cadre of judges, and liberal activists are beginning to blame his administration for moving too tentatively on what they consider a key priority. During his first nine months in office, Obama has won confirmation in the Democratic-controlled Senate for just three of his 23 nominations for federal judgeships, largely because Republicans have used anonymous holds and filibuster threats to slow the proceedings to a crawl. But some Democrats attribute that GOP success partly to the administration's reluctance to fight, arguing that Obama's emphasis...