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  • Obama, not Hagel, responsible for Bergdahl, says White House

    06/10/2014 5:30:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/10/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama was responsible for the decision to swap five Taliban militants for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the White House said Tuesday. The White House sought to deflect charges from congressional Republicans that the administration was trying to pin blame on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for the trade. “The president's the commander in chief, and the president's the one that's ultimately responsible for making sure that we fulfill this commitment that we don't leave anybody behind,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters. Earnest added that there was “no daylight between the president and any of his national security advisers...
  • ‘Fall guy’? Under fire, White House says Hagel ‘signed off’ on Taliban prisoner swap

    06/10/2014 2:01:43 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/10/14 | Justin Fishel
    The buck stops with the president. Or maybe it's the secretary of Defense. As the fallout grows over the controversial Taliban prisoner swap, White House officials are emphasizing that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was the one who "signed off" on the deal -- a move one Republican lawmaker suggested is an effort to shift blame. "I hope they're not just pushing him out to be a fall guy for this," Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., told Fox News. According to a congressional source, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken refused to answer directly when asked point-blank during a briefing with House...
  • White House: Hagel, not Obama, made final decision to swap Bergdahl

    06/09/2014 4:52:21 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 263 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2014 | Erin Burnett
    Classified #Bergdahl briefing just finished. WH officials say Secy. Hagel made the final call on #Bergdahl swap.
  • Analysis: Shinseki exit breaks Obama’s crisis mold

    05/31/2014 8:14:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2014 11:06 AM EDT | Jim Kuhnhenn
    This was not in the Barack Obama playbook. The resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Friday did not follow the usual arc of a crisis in the Obama administration. Obama prefers to not get sucked into a drama and cede in the heat of the moment. He’d rather send in fixers and have the bloodletting occur in due course. Shinseki, however, tendered his resignation at the height of a political clamor for his departure and as revelations of systemic delays in veterans’ patient care mounted daily. Shinseki left even before the review Obama had ordered of the department’s...
  • Politico Exclusive: Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Chapter

    05/30/2014 6:11:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday, May 30, 2014 | Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Clinton offers a detailed account of the deadly attack on the American embassy in Benghazi — and a pointed rebuttal to Republican critics who’ve laced into her over the incident — in a much-anticipated chapter of her forthcoming book, “Hard Choices,” obtained by POLITICO. “Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country,” Clinton writes in the gripping chapter, “Benghazi: Under Attack.” Casting doubt on the motivations of congressional Republicans who have continued to investigate the attacks, including with an upcoming House select committee, Clinton continues: “I...
  • White House: Top VA official's resignation "is a termination"

    05/16/2014 4:03:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | Steve Chaggaris
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said that Friday's resignation of Robert Petzel, a top Veterans Affairs official, was not a voluntary exit. "There is no question that this is a termination of his job there before he was planning to go," McDonough told CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett for an interview to air on "Face the Nation" this Sunday. Petzel, the undersecretary for health care at the VA, handed in his resignation to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Friday. He had already announced his intention to retire this year and President Obama earlier this month...
  • Sebelius Reign Of Incompetence Over

    Kathleen Sebelius is resigning. Sebelius must rank among the top 5 incompetent cabinet secretaries of all time. She should have resigned when the Obamacare website failed. Her agency had three years to put the website together and make sure it was up to snuff. That website has less traffic than Amazon and any number of online retailers. Yet it failed spectacularly. In fact, the website still fails on a regular basis. It remains difficult to sign up for Obamacare and it’s nearly impossible to cancel a policy on the website. The website alone ought to be enough for Sebelius to...
  • AP SOURCE: HHS SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS RESIGNING AFTER ROCKY HEALTH CARE LAW ROLLOUT

    04/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 206 replies
    AP ^ | April 10 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.
  • Update: Now 44 Times More TV Coverage of Christie's Traffic Scandal Than in Last Six Months on IRS

    01/10/2014 2:19:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 10, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    In less than 48 hours, ABC, CBS and NBC deluged viewers with coverage of Chris Christie's traffic jam scandal, devoting a staggering 88 minutes to the story. In comparison, these same news outlets over the last six months have allowed a scant two minutes for the latest on Barack Obama's Internal Revenue Service scandal. The disparity in less than two days is 44-to-one. [See a chart below.] From Wednesday through Friday morning, the latest on Christie's Traffic-Gate led 11 out of 13 news programs. NBC produced the heaviest coverage, over 34 minutes. CBS followed close behind with more than 30...
  • Obama Throws Pajama Boy Under the Bus

    12/23/2013 3:50:12 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 95 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12-23-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Throws Pajama Boy Under the Bus December 23, 2013 by Daniel Greenfield I never liked you anywayAlas poor Pajama Boy, dedicated OFA volunteer, there’s no one that Obama won’t throw under the bus. Including you. They seem to have just thought of this in the past 24 hours — see, they didn’t really think Pajamaboy was cool or anything. They actually intended Pajamaboy to be a negative image, like “This is what people who don’t sign up with Obamacare look like.”So they’re now claiming — like, two weeks too late for this to be plausible — that Pajamaboy was...
  • Obama’s Next Foreign-Policy Team : John Kerry may be on the way out for this.

    09/11/2013 6:48:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    nat review ^ | 9/11/13 | j carafano
    It was the most predictable speech of Barack Obama’s presidency. He spent 15 minutes pretending that he was master and commander driving Syria policy. The truth is the Oval Office has been dragged into the middle of war it desperately wanted to avoid. But events have landed the president in a bad place. It is clear he doesn’t have the confidence of the Congress. He probably couldn’t even get a resolution through the Senate, a chamber controlled by his own party. Asking Congress to postpone the vote was a transparent, face-saving measure. If failing to command Congress wasn’t bad enough,...
  • Kerry’s ‘Blunder’ Saves Obama

    09/10/2013 4:26:32 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 21 replies
    OK Politechs ^ | 09/10/13 | Charles M. Phipps
    Secretary of State John Kerry’s gaffe in London has allowed Obama to escape the Syria debacle while saving as much face as possible. Yesterday morning, Kerry responded to a question at a London press conference by saying Assad might be able to avoid a U.S. military strike if he turned over all chemical weapons within a week. He then said he didn’t expect that to happen. But, by the end of the day his alleged gaffe was embraced by Obama, Russia, Assad and British Prime Minister David Cameron. What a lucky break for Kerry! He makes a supposedly off the...
  • FLASHBACK-US Will Not Pay $25 Million Osama Reward, Officials [ He got prison instead! ]

    08/14/2013 4:05:43 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    ABC news ^ | way back in May of 2011 | ABC news
    No one will receive the $25 million reward for the capture of Osama bin Laden, say U.S. officials, because the raid that killed the al Qaeda leader in Pakistan on May 2 was the result of electronic intelligence, not human informants. "We do not expect a reward to be paid," said a senior U.S. official familiar with the bin Laden hunt, meaning that the $25 million bounty offered by the U.S. under the Rewards for Justice program after the 9/11 terror attacks will probably remain uncollected.
  • NYT: White House Wants Holder to Resign

    06/02/2013 2:11:14 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 184 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/2/2013 | Audrey Hudson
    Presidential aides are privately admitting to a growing frustration inside the White House with Attorney General Eric Holder’s political ineptness in the press leak investigations and are hoping the embattled appointee will resign from office, The New York Times reports. “The White House is apoplectic about him, and has been for a long time,” said an anonymous Democrat source, identified only as a former government employee who acknowledged the White House staffers in question are his friends. President Barack Obama’s advisers are frustrated with Holder’s inability to foresee problems arising from his approval of a subpoena naming a Fox News...
  • Three Top State Department Officials Resign Over Benghazi

    12/19/2012 3:41:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 86 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Three top officials in the State Department resigned Wednesday in the wake of a scathing report which slammed "systemic failures" and "management deficiencies" in the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Assistant Secretary Eric Boswell, head of the bureau of diplomatic security, and Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for international programs, have stepped down, CNN and CBS television said, citing unnamed department officials. Lamb, who was Boswell’s deputy in charge of international programs, denied requests from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli for an extension of temporary security...
  • Senator Durbin compares death of four Americans in Libya to a football game

    10/21/2012 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/21/12 | staff
    Travis Hall @traviswhall On Fox News Sunday, did Dick Durbin just compare the death of four Americans in Benghazi at the hands of terrorists to a football game? 21 Oct 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Did Senator Durbin equate the deaths of four Americans in Libya with a football game? Is he that morally bankrupt? It seems so. Alan Ota @Alankota Durbin: "It is always easier the day after 2 say u cd have won that football game." #Libya #GOP #Senate
  • Bus Driver Uppercuts The **** Outta Teen Girl In Cleveland

    10/19/2012 8:45:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 71 replies
    youtube ^ | 10-12
    Amazing video of busdriver whacking girl and throwing her out the door. BUSDRIVER VIDEO
  • Obama Refuses to Say Whether Hillary Clinton Is to Blame for Benghazi

    10/16/2012 8:16:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    President Barack Obama posed for a photo-op this morning in Virginia, where he is getting ready for tonight's presidential debate. He ventured out for a photo-op, and had this very brief exchange with a reporter:
  • Breaking Hillary takes the Blame

    10/15/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT · by Empireoftheatom48 · 67 replies
    Fox News | Fox News
    Hillary says she takes the blame for Attack.
  • Hillary takes responsibility for Libya attacks

    10/15/2012 4:47:31 PM PDT · by harwood · 75 replies
    FOX News
    Breaking now
  • White House throws Hillary under the 2012 bus

    10/12/2012 10:58:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    White House throws Hillary under the 2012 bus Posted By Neil Munro On 1:01 PM 10/12/2012 @ 1:01 PM In DC Exclusives,DC Exclusives - Original Reporting,Politics The White House is throwing Hillary Clinton under the 2012 election bus. Top officials have already claimed the nation’s intelligence agencies did not alert the White House to the growing danger facing the State Department’s facility in Benghazi, Libya, which was destroyed Sept. 11 by a jihadi attack on the 11th anniversary of the atrocities in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. The claim was repeated Oct. 11 by Vice President Joe Biden during the...
  • Judgment of Romney's Top Strategist (Stewart Stevens) Questioned

    09/18/2012 9:00:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | September 18, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Par for the Course Jonah Goldberg September 18, 2012 But what bothers me more about Romney’s statement isn’t the faulty analysis — though it is faulty — but the reliance on “analysis” like this at all. What I mean is, Romney comes across as a guy who thinks elections are simply a numbers game (and for a numbers guy, it’s pretty infuriating he botched the numbers). According to his analysis, the folks in Obama’s camp are just write-offs, except for a few silly, “emotional” people in the middle who he hopes to sway with appeals that are less than wholly...
  • Obama gains in 3 states, Romney one in updated [Karl] Rove Electoral Map [PA now "Safe Obama"]

    09/18/2012 12:48:56 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 82 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 09/18/2012 | Andrew Malcolm
    Karl Rove's weekly commentary on his updated Electoral Map: "Four states changed status since last week's Electoral College map. "Both Minnesota and Pennsylvania shifted from 'lean Obama' to 'safe Obama.' Michigan moved to 'lean Obama' for now. And Kentucky moved from 'lean' to 'safe' Romney. "Barack Obama now has 214 'safe' Electoral College votes and only two 'lean' states (27 EC votes). These changes come after a week of heavy polling (there were 41 polls conducted in 20 states last week, compared to 13 surveys taken in nine states the week prior) [SNIP] "With Kentucky's change, Mitt Romney has 154...
  • Romney Needs a Turnaround Artist [NRO: "Romney campaign has failed to make the case..."]

    09/18/2012 1:26:50 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/18/2012 | Mona Charen
    One of Romney’s great skills is the ability to turn around failing enterprises. He did it with private firms while he ran Bain Capital, he did it for an indebted Massachusetts, and he did it for the Olympics. He needs to do it for his campaign now. Neil Newhouse, Romney’s pollster, attempted to soothe worried Republicans last week by stressing that the race remains extremely close. But the fact that Romney’s pollster isn’t worried is itself worrying. By rights, Romney should be ten points ahead. His campaign seems to think the bad economy will automatically win this race for the...
  • Boston Molasses [Even JENNIFER RUBIN Thinks Romney Campaign Is Floundering!]

    09/17/2012 9:16:29 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/16/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    The problem — and there is one — in the Mitt Romney camp is not the lack of policies or the wrong policies. In fact the campaign has accumulated sensible conservative policies on everything from Medicare reform to energy development to Israel. But policy in a presidential campaign can’t be an end in itself. There is no prize for best white papers and most eloquent e-mail releases. If a campaign is too cautious, too afraid of a misstep, too anxious to retreat when the mainstream media howl, too slow to utilize the stories of the day and too intent on...
  • CNN: Protests against film a ‘diversion. Attack was planned’

    09/12/2012 10:06:42 AM PDT · by GVnana · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2012
    CNN’s Hala Gorani reported via Twitter that the network now believes that the Islamists who attacked the Libyan consulate used the existence of an anti-Muhammad film as a “diversion”: US sources tell CNN say attackers who targeted consulate used protests against film as a diversion. Say attack was planned. #Libya — Hala Gorani (@HalaGorani) September 12, 2012 Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/12/cnn-protests-against-film-a-diversion-attack-was-planned/#ixzz26H9yxsXt
  • Biden sent home by the boss

    08/16/2012 4:20:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-16-15 | Neil Munro
    Vice President Joe Biden is going home to Delaware. The updated White House calendar for Aug. 27 reports that “in the morning, the Vice President will meet with senior advisers. Later, the Vice President will be in Wilmington, Delaware.” “There are no public events scheduled,” said the 5:36 p.m. White House announcement, titled “Daily Guidance for the Vice President.” Biden’s retreat home during the increasingly frenetic 2012 race comes amid increased criticism for his campaign-trail performance. Biden was slated to share an uncomfortable lunch with President Barack Obama on Thursday, following his disastrous week on the campaign trail, which culminated...
  • Ann Curry bashed by NBC News president Steve Capus (the guy who hired Chelsea Clinton...)

    07/01/2012 7:39:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/1/12 | CORINNE LESTCH /
    She was weak on cooking segments, celebrity interviews It was just another day of salt in the wounds for Curry, who soldiered through a tearful on-air goodbye last week that many described as a public execution Ann evidently didn’t curry any favor with the president of NBC News — who bashed her performance on the “Today” show, saying she was weak on cooking segments and celebrity interviews. “We gave her a year to prove herself, and ultimately we came to the conclusion that she had played at the highest level she could,” Steve Capus told the Hollywood Reporter. “When you’re...
  • O steers clear of crash sec’y (Under the bus he goes...)

    06/12/2012 3:59:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/12/12 | S.A. MILLER
    President Obama is keeping a safe distance from his commerce secretary after John Bryson was cited for a felony hit-and-run in a bizarre series of car crashes Saturday. The White House yesterday said Obama hasn’t even called Bryson, 68, who Commerce Department officials said was diagnosed with a seizure when hospitalized after repeatedly crashing his Lexus in Los Angeles.
  • Freep a poll! (Fox. Will obozo replace Biden as VP?)

    06/07/2012 2:05:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6-7-12 | Fox News
    Will Obama replace Joe Biden as VP? Yes No
  • Exclusive: Pakistan doctor in bin Laden case called corrupt, womanizer

    05/29/2012 6:52:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rooters via Yahoo.com ^ | May 28, 2012 | Michael Georgy
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden faced accusations of corruption and other wrongdoing long before he was captured by Pakistani intelligence agents and then jailed for 33 years for treason. In interviews over the weekend, several current and former Pakistani officials described the doctor, Shakil Afridi, as a hard-drinking womanizer who had faced accusations of sexual assault, harassment and stealing. They said his main obsession was making easy money. According to a 2002 Pakistan health department document seen by Reuters, Afridi was deemed to be corrupt and unreliable and unfit for government...
  • Blind Chinese dissident speaks exclusively to Channel 4 News (Chen sold out by US Government)

    05/02/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 55 replies
    Channel 4 News (UK) ^ | 5/2/2012 | Channel 4 News
    Exclusive: Chen Guangcheng tells Channel 4 News he left the US embassy for hospital as part of an "agreement" with the Chinese government, but despite promises, no-one from the US embassy is with him. Chen had been under protection at the US embassy in Beijing after escaping from house arrest last Friday. He left the embassy for hospital on Wednesday morning, although he told Channel 4 News this was part of an agreement with the Chinese government rather than because of a medical emergency. "Nobody from the (US) Embassy is here. I don't understand why. They promised to be here,"...
  • Discovery's No. 2 executive plans to leave (Creator of Oprah OWN Channel FIRED!)

    11/09/2011 5:36:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/9/11 | Joe Flint
    Discovery Communications Inc. Chief Operating Officer Peter Liguori is leaving the cable programming giant at the end of December after just two years on the job. His departure comes at a key time for the company, as its high-profile ventures OWN and the Hub are struggling to establish themselves and its core networks Discovery and TLC face increasing competition from rival cable channels.
  • Did the White House Snub Petraeus?

    09/04/2011 5:18:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 4, 2011 | John Barry
    <p>Despite their accolades, few senior Obama administration officials found the time to attend General David Petraeus's retirement ceremony. John Barry explains how Petraeus will see their absence.</p> <p>The Obama administration has hailed Gen. David Petraeus as one of history’s greatest military strategists, whose stewardship of two difficult, prolonged wars won bipartisan praise. But when it came to his military retirement ceremony last week, few of the political brass could find the time to attend.</p>
  • Kenneth Melson, acting ATF chief, steps down

    08/30/2011 1:21:03 PM PDT · by edwinland · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/30/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The man who led the controversial Fast and Furious anti-gun-trafficking operation will step down as the interim head of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Justice Department announced Tuesday as it named a new acting director for the agency. Kenneth Melson, the bureau’s acting director, on Wednesday will move to the Office of Legal Policy, where he will be a senior adviser on forensic science, the department said without making reference to the failed gun-tracking operation that is alleged to have ultimately put guns into the hands of criminals. Dennis Burke, the U.S. Attorney in Arizona who oversaw...
  • Throwing Israel under the Palestinian bus

    05/22/2011 11:02:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 5/21/11 | Editor
    President Barack Obama stirred up a hornets’ nest when he declared during his highly anticipated Middle East speech Thursday that Israel’s borders should be based on the pre-1967 lines. He added enough caveats to render his demand unattainable from a practical standpoint, but, as a matter of political and strategic perception, Obama has inflicted a serious wound on America’s most reliable ally. For that reason, it’s important to understand what Obama is demanding of Israel. If Israel were to return to the lines that existed prior to its defeat of invading armies from three of its Arab neighbors in the...
  • Operation Demoralize Is Working (Conservatives freaking out, throws Palin under the bus)

    01/19/2011 8:50:08 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies
    legalinsurrection ^ | Wednesday January 19, 2011 | William A. Jacobson
    On January 5, 2011, three days before the Tucson shooting, I warned that the mainstream media would mount Operation Demoralize: The mainstream media will undertake, and already has undertaken, a concerted effort to blame the Republican House for everything that goes wrong, for not living up to promises, for living up to promises, for failing to compromise, for selling out, etc. Do not fall for it. Holding the Republican House to its commitments is one thing; falling for Operation Demoralize is something else. If you think that the mainstream media is not still 100% in the tank for Obama, think...
  • Democrats pressing Obama not to run ? (2012)

    10/27/2010 6:32:06 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 63 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | October 27, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    Some senior personalities in the Democratic Party have discussed with President Obama's advisers the possibility of him not running for re-election in 2012, according to an influential Democratic Party operative speaking on condition of anonymity. The operative, who is close to the Democratic leadership, did not indicate whether Obama was undecided about running again. Any such decision would need to be made at a later date based on a number of factors, such as any change in poll numbers after the midterm elections, the operative said. There are some within the Democratic leadership who believe at this point it would...
  • Caption Obama saying goodbye to Rahm....enter Rouse, stage left

    10/01/2010 10:55:47 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 47 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama (R) thanks outgoing White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (L) as Emanuel's interim successor Pete Rouse looks on in the East Room at the White House in Washington October 1, 2010. Emanuel is stepping down to run for mayor of Chicago.
  • Two of Obama's closest advisers among those likely to leave in White House shuffle (Run AWAY!)

    09/23/2010 12:31:53 PM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/23/2010 | Anne E. Kornblut and Scott Wilson
    In his nearly two years in office, President Obama has relied on a very small clique of advisers that serves as his most trusted sounding board on politics and policy. Members of his staff describe Obama as wary of outsiders and reluctant to widen his inner circle. As one of his advisers bluntly put it, the president "doesn't like new people." Like it or not, he will soon be surrounded by them as an expected staff shuffle will deprive Obama of two of his closest aides and an influx of replacements will take their places within the West Wing. The...
  • FOX NEWS ALERT: Rahm leaving WH as early as next month

    09/22/2010 10:17:26 AM PDT · by library user · 177 replies · 1+ views
    FNC | 9/22/10 | FNC
    Just a FOX NEWS ALERT right now. No story yet.
  • Obama: Emanuel would be 'terrific' Chicago mayor

    09/09/2010 7:12:49 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/09/2010
    President Barack Obama says his chief of staff would make a "terrific mayor" of Chicago. But Obama says he expects Rahm Emanuel to hold off on deciding whether to enter the race until after the midterm elections. Barack Obama - Rahm Emanuel - Chicago - President of the United States - Chief of staff
  • Obama Flirting With Bloomberg Behind Geithner’s Back? (Treasury Secretary Bloomberg?)

    09/07/2010 12:14:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    new York Magazine ^ | 09/07/2010
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is like the Angelina Jolie to President Obama's Brad Pitt. So unpopular is he, every time the president is seen with another economically savvy individual, people start to get excited that the pair might finally be breaking up. So it follows that, after Mayor Bloomberg told reporters that he and Obama spent much of their intimate golf session in Martha's Vineyard last week discussing the economy, "Page Six" says they're hearing "whispers" that the president asked the mayor about taking over as Treasury secretary. "It's been the focus of a lot of discussion," one Democrat, who...
  • National Enquirer: THE KENNEDY- OBAMA COLD WAR

    09/07/2010 7:38:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    CAROLINE KENNEDY is so ticked off at the OBAMAs she coldly snubbed them during the family's recent vacation to Martha's Vineyard, sources tell The ENQUIRER. After working hard to elect President Obama, Caroline was widely expected to host the first family at her sprawling Red Gate Farm on the island, as the Kennedys did the Clintons when they were in the White House. Instead, when the Obamas recently relaxed on Martha's Vineyard, they ended up renting the same place as last year, Blue Heron Farm in the town of Chilmark. Caroline's blatant cold-shoulder treatment is evidence of the bad blood...
  • Shirley Sherrod - The real scandel they covered up!

    08/23/2010 9:48:28 AM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Received the following in an email: It all began Monday, July 22, 2010. As the country watched in horror, Breitbart released a snippet of a tape on his “Big Government” site which showed an obscure black female official of the Dept. of Agriculture laughing to a roomful of NAACP members about how she’d discriminated against a destitute white farmer and refused to give him the financial aid he desperately needed. As she smirked to the room, she’d sent him instead to a white lawyer – ‘one of his own kind’ – for help. The black woman was Shirley Sherrod –...
  • Is it time for Gibbs to move on?

    08/11/2010 12:23:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/11/10 | Scott Wilson
    The truth hurts. This may be something for the White House to consider as midterm fatigue sets in and personnel starts to churn. Are White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' recent bouts of truth-telling a sign he should move on? For months, speculation has abounded that Gibbs will eventually move from his current post to become a less-visible senior adviser to President Obama. He already essentially plays that role, sitting in on virtually every major meeting regardless of subject matter and receiving rare bureaucratic carte blanche within a disciplined West Wing to jump from policy lane to lane. After seven...
  • (Christina) Romer to quit as Obama adviser

    08/05/2010 5:34:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 5, 2010 | Domenico Montanaro
    National Journal's Victor will have the scoop in tomorrow's edition of the National Journal magazine that Obama economic adviser Christina Romer is quitting the post. It all stems from her feeling -- despite her title as chairwoman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers -- that Larry Summers has more influence with the president.
  • Obama vs the Congressional Black Caucus?

    08/02/2010 2:48:12 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 21 replies · 19+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2010; 4:44 PM ET | Chris Cillizza
    President Obama's relationship with members of the Congressional Black Caucus is being tested over a series of high-profile incidents, the latest of which is the ethics investigation into New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel. On Friday, Obama told CBS News that he believed it was time for Rangel to end his carer "with dignity", adding: "I think Charlie Rangel served a very long time and served his constituents very well, but these allegations are very troubling." A Politico story quoted a person close to Rangel saying that the congressman "doesn't give a damn about what the president thinks about this."...
  • (Maxine) Waters chooses ethics trial

    07/30/2010 6:14:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies · 7+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/30/2010 | Jonathan Allen
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has chosen to go through an ethics trial, like the one lined up for New York Rep. Charles Rangel, rather than accepting charges made by an ethics subcommittee, a source familiar with the process tells POLITICO. The back-to-back trials of a pair of black lawmakers represent an unprecedented use of an ethics adjudication system that has rarely been used by House members accused of breaking House rules. Waters' case revolves around allegations that she improperly intervened with federal regulators to help a bank that her husband owned stock in and on whose board he once served.
  • Obama: Time for Rangel to end career "with dignity"

    07/30/2010 5:33:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 103 replies · 6+ views
    politico.com ^ | July 30, 2010 | Glenn Thrush
    President Barack Obama has kept mum on the fate of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) for days -- but he tells CBS News that it's time for the embattled 80-year-old former Ways and Means Chairman to end his career "with dignity." "I think Charlie Rangel served a very long time and served-- his constituents very well. But these-- allegations are very troubling," Obama told Harry Smith in an interview to be aired on the "Early Show." and first broadcast on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. "And he'll-- he's somebody who's at the end of his career. Eighty years old....