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  • No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China

    03/19/2014 6:17:34 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 18, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won't be accompanied by the press. "Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange' emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times. The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride...
  • 9 Reasons liberals need to STFU about how much "Rodeo Clown Obama" offends them

    08/12/2013 11:05:20 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-12-13 | The Looking Spoon
    When I first saw this story I didn't care enough to even consider a graphic about it...but then the MSM made a big deal and the liberal blogosphere started acting like their master (not naming names, just saying it rhymes with "sore holes") just let go of their leash....and now I'm annoyed.Hence this. 
  • Welcome HOME, Mr. President (Children in Africa greeting Obama today)

    06/27/2013 5:20:28 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 11 replies
    WTPOTUS ^ | 6-27-2013 | Miri
    June 27, 2013 Welcome HOME, Mr. President by Miri The Obama family is in Africa–the immediate family, as well as Mrs. Marian Robinson and her son’s daughter. The trip is said to cost taxpayers $100 MILLION. In the meantime, the White House remains closed to visiting citizens, because the president alleges that the government can’t afford to pay for tour guides and security (not even when the resident family is in Africa).Look closely at the photo above. Those African children’s t-shirts read:WELCOME HOME We’ve always suspected that the Africans know more than we do.The view from their hotel room in...
  • First Lady Expands Anti-Obesity Campaign to Museums

    05/17/2013 11:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama has expanded her anti-obesity campaign to museums, enlisting them to offer “healthy food options,” and change their menus. Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative is now calling for museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers to “join the call to action,” to decrease obesity among children. The first lady is recruiting these institutions to join the “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens” project because of their power to “influence real and sustained behavior change” on the eating habits of kids. “With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to create...
  • Obama Declares April 1 ‘Fiscal Responsibility Day’

    04/01/2013 6:19:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Obama Declares April 1 ‘Fiscal Responsibility Day’ April 1st, 2013 Scott Ott Obama signs National Fiscal Responsibility Day declarationPresident Obama declares April 1 ‘National Fiscal Responsibility Day’, as the infants and toddlers of Wall Street bankers crawl around his desk just out of the camera’s view. In a White House ceremony this morning, surrounded by young children of Wall Street bankers, and of staffers at the Federal Reserve, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, President Barack Obama signed an executive order designating today as ‘National Fiscal Responsibility Day.’ The president said the declaration would both “recognize the Herculean efforts of members...
  • BET Founder: ‘This Country Would Never Tolerate White Unemployment at 14 or 15 Percent’

    03/30/2013 7:21:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 149 replies
    CNSnews ^ | March 29, 013 | Melanie Hunter
    Entertainment Television (BET) founder Bob Johnson said Tuesday that the nation would “never tolerate white unemployment at 14 or 15 percent” and yet unemployment for the black community has been double that of white Americans for over 50 years. “This country would never tolerate white unemployment at 14 and 15 percent. No one would ever stay in office at 14 or 15 percent unemployment in this nation, but we’ve had that double unemployment for over 50 years,” Johnson said while speaking at the National Press Club about the gap between whites and blacks in America.
  • Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll: R: 49% O: 47%: Obama -13%

    10/07/2012 6:56:17 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 62 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/07/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Sunday, October 07, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, today’s update is the first based entirely upon interviews conducted after the first presidential debate last Wednesday night. The numbers reflect a modest debate bounce for Romney. See daily tracking history. As with all bounces, it remains to...
  • It must be nice being President... Obama to jet off to Hawaii for SEVENTEEN DAY Christmas vacation

    12/03/2011 4:36:12 AM PST · by sunmars · 155 replies · 1+ views
    While most Americans are lucky to get a few weeks of holiday every year, it seems the country’s leader gets a little more freedom in the matter. President Barack Obama has announced his Christmas vacation to Hawaii – for a staggering 17-day trip. Obama, who visited the island just two weeks ago for an economic summit, will head to Honolulu on Saturday December 17 until Monday January 2. The president, who was raised in Hawaii until he was six, will be joined by his wife Michelle and their daughters, Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10. The White House travel office announced...
  • Iran Jails American Hikers For 'Spying'

    08/20/2011 6:35:28 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 192 replies
    Skynews ^ | 08/20/11 | skynews
    Two American hikers who were detained in Iran have been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of "illegal entry" and "espionage," the state TV website says.
  • Higher Food Prices on Way (ahead of 2012 elections)

    08/10/2011 11:37:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-08-11 | Leslie Josephs & Paul Ziobro
    NEW YORK—American consumers can expect bigger grocery bills in 2012, even as commodity prices are forecast to fall. (snip) In a recent report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said grocery-store prices will likely rise 3% to 4% in 2012, on par with this year, even though ingredient costs may fall. The biggest increases would likely be in the first half of next year, but prices would most likely ease later in 2012, said USDA economist Richard Volpe.
  • As Ex-Aides Speak Out, Gingrich Continues Bid

    06/11/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 06/11/11 | Trip Gabriel
    Newt Gingrich vowed on Friday to campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on his own terms, saying he would do “whatever it takes” to remain in the race despite the exodus a day earlier of nearly his entire senior staff. “There is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community and the kind of campaign I want to run,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Now we’ll find out over the next year who’s right.” Even as some prominent Republicans, including Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, questioned his viability, Mr. Gingrich made plans to deliver a foreign policy speech in Los...
  • US Air Force F-15E Incident in Libya; Crew Safe

    03/22/2011 4:27:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 124 replies · 2+ views
    U.S. Africa Command ^ | Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    USS MOUNT WHITNEY, Mediterranean Sea, Mar 22, 2011 — Two crew members ejected from their U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle when the aircraft experienced equipment malfunction over northeast Libya, March 21, 2011 at approximately 10:30 p.m. CET. Both crew members ejected and are safe. The aircraft, based out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, was flying out of Aviano Air Base in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn at the time of the incident. The cause of the incident is under investigation. The identities will be released after the next of kin have been notified. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn...
  • Disney backs Michelle Obama's child obesity campaign

    09/30/2010 3:00:36 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | Sept. 30, 2010 | Staff
    The Walt Disney Company on Thursday threw its weight behind a campaign championed by US First Lady Michelle Obama to push back child obesity. The "Magic of Healthy Living" campaign will feature public service announcements by Michelle Obama, teen idol Nick Jonas, TV star Brenda Song and other celebrities, all seeking "to inspire kids" to lead healthy lives and help their parents to instill good habits in them, Disney said in a statement. As part of the campaign, Disney will make a one million dollar grant to help build play spaces and gardens in 10 underserved communities nationwide. ..."We are...
  • Michelle Obama Says Click Off Cartoons and Go Out and Play [Jawohl, mein Herr Frau Fuhrer!]

    09/25/2010 12:00:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Parent Dish ^ | September 24, 2010 | Mary Beth Sammons
    Attention Malia and Sasha: The remote is in Mom's hands this Saturday, and she's sending a message to you and the rest of the nation's kids to "Go out and play." At noon EST on Sept. 25, first lady Michelle Obama will tell Nick viewers to "get ready to shut down your computers, put down your cell phones and turn off your TVs." Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. and TeenNick will then go off the air for three hours, according to the Associated Press. The cartoon blackout is part of Nickelodeon's annual Worldwide Day of Play campaign, an annual effort to...
  • Obama urges blacks to vote, "guard the change

    09/18/2010 9:00:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sep. 18, 2010 | Alister Bull
    Reuters) - President Barack Obama, seeking to fire up an important part of his support base ahead of November's elections, told black leaders on Saturday he wanted their support to "guard the change" he was delivering.
  • Tim Geithner Warns: The US Is At Risk Of A 1930s Repeat

    09/12/2010 10:53:34 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 9-13-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Tim Geithner Warns: The US Is At Risk Of A 1930s Repeat Joe Weisenthal Sep. 12, 2010, 9:11 PM If the government become paralyzed -- as is arguably the case already, and is clearly a serious risk should the GOP take over -- the US risks a 1930s-like scenario. At least according to Tim Geithner. That's the standout quote from an interview in the WSJ: [The] typical error most countries make coming out of a financial crisis is they shift too quickly to premature restraint. You saw that in the United States in the 30s, you saw that in Japan...
  • Video: Obama Goes Off Teleprompter and Claims Opponents "Talk About Me Like a Dog"

    09/06/2010 2:08:51 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 161 replies · 1+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | September 6, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    I can't wait to see Robert Gibbs walk this one back tomorrow. Surely, some able reporter will ask him to explain in more detail exactly who President Obama was referring to and what comment met the bar for "talk about me like a dog." Video is here.
  • Huffington Post Offers $100,000 for Sex Tapes, Phone Records to Destroy Glenn Beck

    08/30/2010 6:24:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 465 replies · 2+ views
    Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    <p>In the wake of Glenn Beck's hugely successful Restoring Honor rally held in Washington, D.C. this weekend, the Huffington Post has published an offer of $100,000 to anyone with evidence that would destroy Beck's reputation and take him off the political/cultural battlefield.</p>
  • Obama says he Ignored Beck rally

    08/29/2010 3:55:59 PM PDT · by jern · 238 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 29, 2010 | Brian Williams
    Obama says he ignored Beck rally He seemed intent on casting himself as above the political fray, saying he had more important work to do than to engage in the back and forth of the political “silly season.” For example, Obama said he did not watch any of Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally Saturday on the National Mall. “It’s not surprising that somebody like a Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country. That's been true throughout our history,” he said. But “I’m making decisions that are not necessarily good for...
  • Obama visiting New Orleans on Katrina anniversary

    08/29/2010 6:19:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 156 replies
    AP via Google ^ | August 29, 2010 | ERICA WERNER
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — President Barack Obama is aiming to underscore his commitment to a region weary of calamity as he travels to New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Obama ends his Martha's Vineyard vacation Sunday and heads to the Gulf, five years to the day from when Katrina roared ashore in Louisiana. Eighty percent of New Orleans was flooded when the storm tore through protective levees.
  • The First Family heads to Vineyard beach

    08/28/2010 10:44:01 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    Cape Cod Times ^ | August 28, 2010 | Gregory Bryant
    In a repeat of a week ago, the First Family this morning went to a private beach in Edgartown. The Obama motorcade - with the president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 9 - left the family's Martha's Vineyard vacation retreat at Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark at 11:07 this morning. The family is now at a private beach off Pohogomot Road, according to White House press pool reports. The area is on the opposite side of Oyster Pond and the Oyster Watcha Road area where the family spent last Saturday at a private beach. (snip)...
  • Stocks drop as jobless claims rise unexpectedly

    08/19/2010 7:11:02 AM PDT · by Qbert · 65 replies
    AP via Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/19/2010 | Stephen Bernard
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks fell Thursday after the Labor Department said claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week, renewing concerns about the pace of the economic recovery. The disappointing news about the jobs market came minutes after news that Intel Corp. was acquiring McAfee Inc. The deal, valued at $7.68 billion, helped to cushion the blow from the jump in unemployment benefit claims. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 29 in early morning trading. Broader indexes also fell. The two announcements are the latest to provide a conflicting picture of the recovery. Economic reports have regularly shown the...
  • Unemployment claims at 500,000

    08/19/2010 5:37:12 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 225 replies · 1+ views
    Santelli on the floor of the exchange.