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  • White House Debt Talks Make Little Progress (Don't cave Boehner)

    07/10/2011 8:06:51 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    abc ^ | 7/10/2011 | By JOHN R. PARKINSON and JAKE TAPPER
    President Obama told congressional leaders tonight that he is prepared to make the tough decisions on entitlement spending to reach a deal on raising the debt ceiling and cutting the deficit, a Democrat familiar with the negotiating process told ABC News. But if Republicans are not willing to do the same regarding taxes, the president asked them during a meeting at the White House, what is their alternative? After meeting for 75 minutes, congressional leaders will be back at the White House Monday afternoon to continue negotiations. Monday morning the president will hold a news conference on the matter, making...
  • Negotiations on Deficit Resume at White House (Boehner offered to let Bush tax cuts expire)

    07/10/2011 7:24:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/11 | MARK LANDLER
    President Obama met with Congressional leaders at the White House on Sunday night to try to revive chances for a $4 trillion deal to reduce the deficit and avert a default on the national debt, a day after Speaker John A. Boehner appeared to dash hopes for any far-reaching agreement that would repair the nation’s perilous finances. -snip- In the end, several officials briefed on the talks said, ideological differences over a tax overhaul bogged down the bigger deal. Mr. Boehner, they said, signaled a willingness to raise $1 trillion in revenue — much of which would have come from...
  • Like Reagan at Reykjavik, Boehner passes on a bad deal (0bama "beyond bizarre")

    07/10/2011 5:59:45 PM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/10/2011 | James Pethokoukis
    So in the end, it was bit of a Ronald Reagan moment for John Boehner on Saturday. Just as the U.S. president walked away from a bad arms control agreement with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at Reykjavik, Iceland in 1986, the House speaker passed on President Barack Obama’s mega-debt reduction deal in Washington. In both case, the asking price was just too high. For Reagan, it was lethal limitations on his Strategic Defense Initiative. For Boehner, it was a trillion-dollar tax distraction from America’s true fiscal threat: spending run amok: “Despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the White House...
  • Palin warns Boehner on debt ceiling

    07/10/2011 4:36:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 189 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2011 | Erik Wasson
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has issued a stern warning to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Boehner sits down with President Obama Sunday night to negotiate a raising of the debt ceiling: don't do it. Palin, in an interview appearing in Newsweek, “made it clear that she’s against any deal that raises the debt ceiling and would hold House Speaker John Boehner’s feet to the fire if he agreed to one” according to the magazine. “No, we have to cut spending. It is imperative, and I will be very, very disappointed if Boehner and the leaders of the Republican...
  • Obama’s failed debt ceiling gamble

    07/10/2011 3:09:25 PM PDT · by Errant · 23 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | 10 July 2011 | By Clive Crook
    Please respect FT.com's ts&cs and copyright policy which allow you to: share links; copy content for personal use; & redistribute limited extracts. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights or use this link to reference the article - http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6ce92636-ab1a-11e0-b4d8-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz1Rk3Rq0vt Amid disturbing signs that the US recovery has stalled, President Barack Obama took a huge gamble in his approach to the debt-ceiling talks last week. Believing he had an understanding with John Boehner, leader of the Republicans in the House of Representatives, he declared he wanted a $4,000bn “grand bargain” on the budget. Barely a day later, Mr Boehner said the deal...
  • Top House Leaders Offer Conflicting Views Of Where Debt Talks Go Next (Dems: Only $1T in cuts)

    07/10/2011 2:17:10 PM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/10/2011 | Damian Paletta
    Top House leaders offered markedly different views on the future of the debt talks after Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner said he would no longer pursue a $4 trillion deficit-reduction deal proposed by the White House. Republicans now want a smaller deal, which would reduce the deficit by between $2 trillion to $2.5 trillion over 10 years, and consists largely of spending cuts. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the larger deal broke down because Democrats had insisted on including tax increases as part of any package, which is...
  • Presidential Candidates Warn About Debt Deal

    07/10/2011 11:41:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/ ^ | July 10, 2011 | Jeff Zeleny And Carl Hulse
    DES MOINES — The decision by House Speaker John A. Boehner to scale back budget talks with President Obama unfolded as Republican presidential candidates were campaigning against any outcome that smacks of compromise, underscoring divisions in the party over whether to raise the federal debt limit.
  • Boehner walks away from $1 trillion in tax increases

    07/10/2011 8:03:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | July10,2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, at least we now know what Barack Obama meant by going big, and so does John Boehner. After Obama insisted on a trillion dollars in tax hikes to accompany the $4 trillion in cuts over the next decade that even Obama has insisted is necessary to solve the debt and deficit crisis, Boehner walked away from the deal. James Pethokoukis published an e-mail he received from Capitol Hill describing the offer as “beyond bizarre”: Their fierce insistence on higher taxes is beyond bizarre. After months of demanding ‘clean’ increase to avert economic calamity (default), WH threatens economic calamity (default)...
  • Boehner Bails Over More Stimulus Spending/Taxes

    07/10/2011 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today regarding ongoing debt limit discussions with the White House: "Despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the White House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes. I believe the best approach may be to focus on producing a smaller measure, based on the cuts identified in the Biden-led negotiations, that still meets our call for spending reforms and cuts greater than the amount of any debt limit increase."Conflicting stories from Reuters and the New York Times suggests that the sides are at least still...
  • John Boehner Statement On Practically Agreeing To A Debt Ceiling Hike

    07/09/2011 8:34:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 190 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 9, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    Statement by Speaker Boehner on Debt Limit DiscussionsHouse Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today regarding ongoing debt limit discussions with the White House: "Despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the White House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes. I believe the best approach may be to focus on producing a smaller measure, based on the cuts identified in the Biden-led negotiations, that still meets our call for spending reforms and cuts greater than the amount of any debt limit increase." Zero Hedge translation: in two weeks we get news of no...
  • Boehner to seek smaller $2 trillion deal (Boehner Folded Like a Cheap Tent)

    07/09/2011 8:01:08 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 97 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | July 8, 2011 | Andrew Taylor
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican budget negotiators have abandoned plans to pursue a massive $4 trillion, 10-year deficit reduction package in the face of stiff GOP opposition to any plan that would increase taxes as part of the deal. House Speaker John Boehner informed President Barack Obama Saturday that a smaller agreement of about $2 trillion was more realistic.</p>
  • Vattel's Law of Nation is the textbook for National Law; William and Mary College 1830

    03/16/2011 7:39:43 AM PDT · by bushpilot1 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Google Books ^ | 1830 | William and Mary College
    5. The Professor of Political Law shall deliver Lectures on Natural and National Law, Political Economy, Metaphysics, Government and History. The Text Book on Natural and National Law shall be Vattel, with reference to Rutherforth's Institutes.
  • Pakistani citizen caught crossing border into Arizona

    06/03/2010 3:47:27 PM PDT · by exbrit · 31 replies · 1,157+ views
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 6/3/10 | Unspecified
    TUCSON - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirm with News4, a Pakistani citizen crossed the border illegally from Mexico into Arizona on May 20th. ICE says the man was apprehended by Border Patrol on the Tohono O'odham reservation and turned over to ICE.
  • A question for birthers: why Mombassa?

    05/12/2010 8:47:16 AM PDT · by curiosity · 784 replies · 9,331+ views
    Vanity | Me
    The origin of modern myths and legends is a side interest of mine, the birther myths among them. Now I understand why Obama being born in Kenya made it into your belief system, despite it being physically impluasible (requiring around 5 days and five flights, most on propeller planes) and financially impossible (it would have cost about a year of her parents' combined salaries) for Stanley Ann & Obama Sr. to travel there for her to give birth. After all, Obama's Father was from Kenya, so if you are going to make up a myth about Obama being born abroad,...
  • >v< Let's trade Michigan for Liberia >v<

    04/22/2010 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 23 replies · 525+ views
    4/22/2010 | BC
    I think it's time that Conservatives in this Country start thinking about a way to guarantee ourselves and our progeny a way to start over again with a clean slate, and in a constructive way that will allow a true Constitutional Government to form and flourish somewhere out of harm's way. I think we need to consider a bloodless coup and take Liberia back. They have had plenty of time to make something of it and have failed miserably for decades. If we agreed to put all of the 3.5 Million Liberians on a plane to Detroit, and award them...
  • New Bill Seeks to Ban Consumer Access to Dietary Supplements (Juan The Rhino Again!)

    02/10/2010 3:51:11 AM PST · by PA Engineer · 25 replies · 732+ views
    Life Extension Foundation ^ | 2/9/2010 | William Faloon
    Senator John McCain has introduced a bill that if passed will drive up the cost of dietary supplements and restrict your access to them. This bill seeks to give the FDA complete and arbitrary control over what supplements you are allowed to have... The bill being spearheaded by Senators John McCain and Byron Dorgan represents the kind of federal regulation that is not only ineffective, but also suffocates innovation in ways that inflict permanent damage to this nation’s economic vitality. The bill supposedly originates from the controversy surrounding the use of steroids by Major League Baseball players. Since some unethical...
  • Barack Obama Nationality Scandal

    01/09/2010 1:34:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 310 replies · 6,765+ views
    Independant News ^ | January 9, 2010
    There have been rumbles of unrest around the world regarding Obama’s nationality since the day he stated he would run for the presidency. Now, after more than a year as president of the USA, the rumbles have turned into a full on eruption. The Barack Obama nationality scandal is refusing to burn itself out and seems to be gathering even more speed with Congressman Nathan Deal questioning the eligibility of Obama to hold the presidency. This is the first time in history that a serving president has been questioned about eligibility by a member of congress. Over the last week...
  • FIRST TIME IN U.S. HISTORY THAT A SITTING PRESIDENT’S ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONED BY MEMBER OF CONGRESS

    01/06/2010 6:30:17 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 695 replies · 13,333+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | Jan. 5, 2010 | P. Patriot
    (Jan. 5, 2010) — The Post & Email can publicly confirm that on the first of December, last, U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal (GA-R) challenged the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to hold the office of the U.S. presidency. Todd Smith, Chief of Staff for Representative Nathan Deal of the United States House of Representatives serving Georgia’s 9th district, has confirmed today that Deal has sent a letter to Barack Hussein Obama requesting him to prove his eligibility for the office of President of the United States of America. The letter was sent electronically the first of December 2009 in pdf...
  • Glenn Beck on birther issue : 'Dumbest thing I've ever heard'

    01/04/2010 7:24:46 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 157 replies · 5,390+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | JANUARY 3, 2010 | Drew Zahn
    On the air today, popular radio host Glenn Beck mocked "birthers" and claimed there is a concerted campaign to get those questioning Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility onto the airwaves – a strategy Beck said would actually benefit Obama. "There's always games being played behind the scenes at a talk radio show," Beck said. "Rush has always called them seminar callers. But instead of being coy with the seminar callers or with you, I'm just going to expose the game that is going on. Today there is a concerted effort on all radio stations to get birthers on the air." "I...
  • Birtherism In The GOP

    12/15/2009 1:57:39 PM PST · by steve-b · 92 replies · 2,520+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 12/14/09 | David Weigel
    Ben Smith has a great catch – the North Dakota Republican Party fronting its website with a joke about the White House party crashers demanding President Obama’s birth certificate. The news here is the steady mainstream Republican acceptance of a deeply nutty and quasi-treasonous conspiracy theory about whether the president of the United States is really an American citizen. Yes, it’s just a joke here. But when’s the last time a Democratic Party web site fronted a joke about, say, whether Sarah Palin is the real mother of Trig Palin? (She is, by the way.)
  • America’s Two Unconstitutional Presidents

    12/14/2009 7:02:03 AM PST · by Danae · 321 replies · 5,756+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 12-14-2009 | Dianna Cotter
    Students of history know that history repeats itself, and today we are reliving the past of 1880’s. Some of the similarities between the 21st President and the 44th are startling, and the ramifications are huge. (Snip) During the campaign of 1880, questions were asked about Chester’s birth place, but just as today, those doing the research were looking in the wrong direction. Arthur’s father, William Arthur was a British citizen at the time of the future President’s birth. Born in Ballymena, Ireland in 1796 he would not become a Naturalized citizen until August 31st, 1843. No one ever checked into...
  • Appeals briefs scheduled in Obama eligibility challenge

    Appeals briefs scheduled in Obama eligibility challenge 'We look forward to moving ahead with this very important constitutional case' November 29, 2009 By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily A briefing schedule has been announced by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case alleging Congress failed in its constitutional duties by refusing to investigate the eligibility of Barack Obama to be president, according to an attorney handling the challenge. WND previously reported on the lawsuit filed by lead plaintiff Charles F. Kerchner Jr. and others against Congress. Attorney Mario Apuzzo filed the action in January on behalf of...
  • Berg, Joyce File Emergency Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief in Hollister Appeal

    11/24/2009 9:02:09 AM PST · by Sibre Fan · 10 replies · 1,007+ views
    United States Court of Appeals for DC Circuit ^ | November 24, 2009 | Phil Berg; Lawrence Joyce
    Phil Berg and Larry Joyce have filed an (a) Emergency Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief in Hollister Appeal; and (b) Amicus Curiae Brief.
  • ANKENY et al v. GOV. of INDIANA (Ind. App. Ct.)

    11/12/2009 3:55:21 PM PST · by Sibre Fan · 61 replies · 2,723+ views
    Court of Appeals of Indiana ^ | Nov. 12, 2009 | Court of Appeals of Indiana
    Excerpt: Based upon the language of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 and the guidance provided by Wong Kim Ark, we conclude that persons born within the borders of the United States are “natural born Citizens” for Article II, Section 1 purposes, regardless of the citizenship of their parents. Just as a person “born within the British dominions [was] a natural-born British subject” at the time of the framing of the U.S. Constitution, so too were those “born in the allegiance of the United States [] natural-born citizens.”
  • Western CPAC Brings Together Pawlenty, Whitman, and … Birthers

    10/17/2009 2:44:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies · 1,151+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | October 16, 2009 | David Weigel
    The Western Conservative Political Action Conference has always been a smaller sibling to the annual Washington, D.C., CPAC. It’s gained some strength this year with the addition of speakers like Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) and California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. But it’s also attracted some notable “birthers.”