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  • Fouad Ajami: When the Obama Magic Died

    11/15/2013 1:48:36 AM PST · by Innovative · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 14, 2013 | Fouad Ajami
    The current troubles of the Obama presidency can be read back into its beginnings. Rule by personal charisma has met its proper fate. The spell has been broken, and the magician stands exposed. We need no pollsters to tell us of the loss of faith in Mr. Obama's policies—and, more significantly, in the man himself. If Barack Obama seems like a man alone, with nervous Democrats up for re-election next year running for cover, and away from him, this was the world he made. No advisers of stature can question his policies; the price of access in the Obama court...
  • Company May Be Liable as Dumping "Arranger," Judge Says

    10/03/2013 4:53:13 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | October 3, 2013 | John Cahar
    An upstate hair care products company whose returned and obsolete products were deposited in a private landfill that it never owned is potentially liable for a portion of the clean-up costs under an "arranger liability" theory, a Western District judge has held. In a lengthy application of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2009 holding in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway v. United States, 556 U.S. 599, Chief Judge William Skretny said that even though Zotos International did not dump hazardous materials on a site in Seneca County, it effectively "arranged" for the disposal and, under Burlington Northern, may be liable...
  • Ministers refuse to mark Waterloo: Campaigners say Government do not want to offend France

    06/13/2013 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 44 replies
    Dail;yMail ^ | June 13, 2013 | Ian Drury
    Tt is often regarded as the British Army’s greatest military victory. Led into battle by the Duke of Wellington, UK troops routed Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, a triumph ushering in almost a century of peace and stability in Europe. But the Government is refusing to mark the battle’s 200th anniversary in 2015 amid suspicions it does not want to offend France. SNIP Brussels is spending at least Ł20million on commemorative events, including restoring the battlefield. SNIP James Morrow, secretary of Waterloo 200, ...said he was ‘disappointed’. SNIP ‘The Belgian government has spent millions on events to commemorate the...
  • University of Waterloo rebukes pro-abortion protesters for shutting down Canadian MP’s talk

    03/15/2013 2:18:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LSN ^ | Patrick B. Craine
    WATERLOO, Ontario, March 15, 2013 ( - The University of Waterloo has rebuked the group of pro-abortion protesters who shouted down a talk by a Canadian MP on Wednesday. Pro-life MP Stephen Woodworth got through one-third of his talk at the Waterloo Students for Life event before the protesters occupied his podium. Even though the space was booked properly, campus security refused to intervene on the grounds that the protesters had an equal right to free speech, say the organizers. But in a statement to on Thursday night, the university rebuked the protest as an effort to silence Woodworth....
  • Missing cousins update: Two bodies found in the woods

    12/05/2012 3:12:21 PM PST · by xjcsa · 10 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | December 5, 2012 | Courier Staff
    EVANSDALE, Iowa --- Authorities today said hunters found two bodies in a wooded area. While they did not say they were the missing girls from Evansdale, law officers said it was not the end they had hoped. Capt. Rick Abben said the two bodies were found in an undisclosed wooded area about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. The bodies have been taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy and to get a positive identification. Elizabeth Collins, now 9, of Evansdale, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, now 11, of Waterloo, who are cousins, have been missing from Evansdale since July 13 --...
  • Waterloo Teen Arrested for Throwing Snowball (yes, a SNOWBALL)

    01/26/2012 7:52:07 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 80 replies
    WATERLOO, NY--the Waterloo Police Department reports the warrant arrest of Christopher G. Ludwig, 17 of 79 Stark Street Waterloo, NY for Harassment in the second degree and for a violation of the Village of Waterloo Municipal Code. The arrest is a result of a complaint where it is alleged that Ludwig did throw a snow ball, striking another person which did cause pain and redness to the victim’s leg. Ludwig was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear on a later date.
  • POLITICO : Rick Perry schools Michele Bachmann in Waterloo (personal charm vs rock star aloofness)

    08/15/2011 10:53:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/15/2011 | Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin
    WATERLOO, Iowa — Rick Perry came to Michele Bachmann’s hometown Sunday evening and schooled the newly minted Iowa front-runner in her native state’s demanding retail political culture. The day after Perry announced his candidacy and Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll, the two candidates spoke to the Black Hawk County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day dinner, the sort of endless regional event that is a staple of the long Iowa campaign. Both candidates offered conservative standards, promising to slash government spending and ease regulations to jump-start the private sector economy. Perry promised to use his presidential veto pen “until all ink...
  • Gov. Rick Perry to speak at GOP dinner in Waterloo (Iowa) Sunday

    08/09/2011 11:42:12 AM PDT · by xjcsa · 1 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | August 9, 2011 | Josh Nelson
    WATERLOO, Iowa --- Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be making his first appearance in the Cedar Valley Sunday at the Black Hawk County Republicans' Lincoln Day dinner. Both Mac McDonald, the county GOP chairman, and Mark Miner, a Perry spokesman, confirmed his appearance today. This will also Perry's first visit after the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames on Saturday. Perry has not officially announced his intentions to run, but he's widely rumored to be considering a bid. Perry will be speaking at a fundraiser in South Carolina, the first Southern primary, according to the Associated Press. Black Hawk County officials...
  • Bachmann Launches Presidential Campaign

    06/27/2011 9:05:43 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 241 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 June 2011 | Staff
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, stressing her Iowa roots and appealing directly to Tea Party voters, came out swinging Monday as she formally launched her campaign for president. Buoyed by a strong showing in several recent polls, the Minnesota congresswoman cast her campaign as the voice for "constitutional conservatives" looking for a government that lives within its means while giving the private sector the room to grow. She launched a broadside against President Obama for racking up too much debt while stimulating too little job growth and vowed to make him a "one-term president." "We cannot afford four more years of Barack...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Bachmann to announce in Waterloo next month

    05/26/2011 7:19:00 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 59 replies
    A ganette rag | 5/26/11 | TONY LEYS
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  • Braley pressing Iowa Legislature for passenger rail funding

    05/11/2011 6:05:59 PM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 11 May 2011 | James Q. Lynch
    U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley is calling on Iowa lawmakers and Gov. Terry Branstad to fund the state’s share of the cost of developing a high-speed rail connection between Iowa City through the Quad Cities to Chicago. Iowa and Illinois have secured $230 million in federal funding for an Amtrak route between Chicago and Iowa City. The project now depends on Branstad and the Legislature fulfilling Iowa’s $20 million commitment to the project, according to Braley, whose district includes the Quad Cities. He has written to Branstad as well as House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha, and Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal,...
  • DeMint: If vote to raise debt ceiling is GOP's Waterloo, 'let it be'

    04/14/2011 11:55:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/14/11 | Jordan Fabian
    DeMint: If vote to raise debt ceiling is GOP's Waterloo, 'let it be'By Jordan Fabian - 04/14/11 10:03 AM ET A top conservative senator on Thursday indicated he is willing to go to extreme lengths to prevent a vote on raising the debt ceiling, even if it hurts the Republican Party politically. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said on the conservative Laura Ingraham Show he is considering filibustering an upcoming vote to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit if it doesn't contain other fiscal reforms. Asked if that would serve as the GOP's "Waterloo" in the 2012 elections, the senator...
  • Is Wisconsin Really the GOP Waterloo?

    03/11/2011 6:04:07 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 32 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-11-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Some liberal, E.D. Kain, over at Forbes has posed the question of whether the public union fight in Wisconsin will be the GOP Waterloo. And not just Wisconsin, but also Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, Florida, and the rest of the over-reaching state Republicans. Governors like Scott Walker, Rick Scott, and Jan Brewer are riding on the coattails of the Tea Party, but they've become blind to the dangers of their radical policies.More here First of all, there isn't a Waterloo without a Napoleon to lead us there. I know there are a lot of mental midgets on the left, but...
  • Waterloo: Obama’s approval at 42%, down eight points in three weeks

    09/24/2010 2:02:54 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies ^ | 9-24-10 | Allahpundit
    The president’s approval rating now stands at 42 percent – an all time low in CNN polling and 8 points lower than where Obama was only three weeks ago. Moreover, 56 percent of all Americans think the president has fallen short of their expectations… In even worse news for congressional Democrats, likely voters say they are considerably more likely to vote for a candidate the president opposes than one he supports. On the other hand, 50 percent of voters said they would be more likely to vote for a Tea Party-backed candidate while a third of Americans said Tea Party...
  • Obama's Real Waterloo

    06/18/2010 9:56:42 AM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 9 replies · 439+ views
    Citizen5408 ^ | 6/182010 | Greg C
    It is, perhaps, fitting that it was on this day, June 18 in 1815, that Napoleon met his Waterloo. For, 195 year later, to the day, it seems that Barack Hussein Obama (Milhous to those who know him), is meeting his own Waterloo, this time in the actual water of the Gulf of Mexico. The metaphor is so neat, it's almost trite, but I submit it anyway. It's also fitting that Napoleon lost the battle largely because he had to wait for the field to dry, it was too muddy to advance on...Obama's Real Waterloo
  • The Thrill is Gone

    05/28/2010 6:24:41 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 7 replies · 617+ views
    youtube ^ | May 28, 2010 | chatter4
    While Dodd lies about the lack of safety devices on the oilrig and tries to blame Bush for the disaster in the Gulf, at least two of Obama's greatest supporters, appear to have finally begun to turn on the Messiah, for his lack of concern and leadership.
  • Nancy Pelosi: House vote may come next week

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her members Friday to brace themselves for a climactic health care vote as early as next week, warning them to clear their schedules for next weekend and promising to stay in session until the landmark vote, people present said afterwards.
  • Robert Gibbs Freudian Slip? Talks About Families in "Waterloo" When Discussing Health Care (Video)

    01/20/2010 7:43:43 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 4 replies · 247+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/20/10 | HAP
    Robert Gibbs talking to Ed what's his name on MSNBC talks about the families in Waterloo, what is on his mind? Scott Brown's election was Obama's Waterloo? I think so...
  • The Process of Passing Health Care

    12/23/2009 9:15:26 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 496+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 22 Dec 2009 | Megan McArdle
    Libertarians are process people, something that our political opponents find impossible to believe can be real, rather than disingenuous.  So when I say that I think Lawrence v. Texas might be the right result morally but the wrong result legally, it must be that I secretly want sodomy to be illegal, or at the very least don't care.  Or when I am troubled by government intervening in the Chrysler bankruptcy process, it's because I hate unions.  And of course, when I am against post-hoc legal judgments against bankers or their bonuses, it's just because I'm an apologist for rich people....
  • Newsweek Political Correspondent: Losing Olympics Good for Obama

    It goes without saying the Obama-loving media will be in full damage control mode this weekend trying to spin Friday's announcement that Chicago will not be the host of the 2016 Olympics, but this one has to take the cake: Losing the Olympics Bid Is Good for Obama
  • The United States' Waterloo: The Obama Presidency

    09/19/2009 5:43:20 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 10 replies · 794+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | September 19, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    There was much talk about Obama's Waterloo being health care reform. His last stand on having any chance of having any respectability in his presidency will soon fade-away and that last stand is his approval ratings on foreign policy. Those approval ratings will be soon to fall. Unfortunately, the United States' Waterloo is the Obama presidency. The fact is, if you look at each topic like the economy, health care reform and foreign policy, Obama is implementing policies in the United States that will hurt the United States. Enter now, the foreign policy blunders that Obama is about to embark...
  • Pelosi: Forget censure of Wilson (it would actually permit an airing of grievances and defense)

    09/10/2009 12:36:21 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 82 replies · 3,577+ views
    UPI ^ | 9-10-2009 | no byline
    Democrats must drop efforts to censure a GOP representative who shouted "You lie" during President Obama's speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. Democratic leaders Thursday were looking into what formal action the House could take against Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., whose outburst during Obama's address on healthcare reform to a joint session of Congress the night before, shocked the chamber, The Hill reported. "It's time for us to talk about healthcare, not Joe Wilson," said Pelosi, D-Calif. One option Democrats considered was censure. Pelosi nixed censure, as well as a call for Wilson to apologize on the floor. "I'm...
  • 'We All Make Mistakes': Obama Accepts Rep. Joe Wilson's Apology

    09/10/2009 11:50:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1,487+ views
    Republicans Distance Themselves From Heckler Who Shouted "You Lie!" During Obama's Speech President Obama said he accepts the apology of Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., who interrupted the president's speech last night to yell, "You lie!" after a line about how health insurance would not be provided to illegal immigrants. Share The president brushes off Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during health care speech. "I'm a big believer that we all make mistakes," the president told reporters today following a meeting with his Cabinet members. "He apologized quickly and without equivocation, and I'm appreciative of that."
  • Dems heckled Bush, but Wilson was different

    09/10/2009 7:13:36 AM PDT · by indcons · 64 replies · 2,753+ views
    Politico ^ | glenn thrush
    Joe Wilson's 15 minutes of infamy notwithstanding, Democrats were pretty rough on George W. Bush during a joint sessions a few years back. Two examples: In 2004, Democrats delivered a “Chorus Of Boos” during Bush's Bush’s State Of The Union when he called for renewal of the Patriot Act., according to the Washington Times. In 2005, Dems howled, hissed and shouted "No!" when Bush pushed for Social Security reform in the SOU: "Foreshadowing the contentiousness of the coming debate, Democrats broke decorum and booed twice," according to the National Journal. At the time, CNN's Bill Schneider remarked, “It was unusual....
  • *Excerpts of Obama's Speech for Tonight Released*

    09/09/2009 2:51:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 1,090 replies · 27,380+ views
    Breaking News Online ^ | September 9, 2009 |
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The White House released the following excerpts from President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress later on Wednesday. "I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last. It has now been nearly a century since Theodore Roosevelt first called for health care reform. And ever since, nearly every President and Congress, whether Democrat or Republican, has attempted to meet this challenge in some way. A bill for comprehensive health reform was first introduced by John Dingell Sr. in 1943. Sixty-five years later, his...
  • So what alternate "activites" does everyone have planned during "The Speech"?

    09/09/2009 12:16:09 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 165 replies · 2,592+ views
    09 Sept 2009 | US Navy Vet
    Just wondering.
  • A Perfect Political Storm Is Heading Straight for Obama and Democrats

    09/03/2009 4:19:47 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 78 replies · 4,059+ views
    FoxNews ^ | September 03, 2009 | Karl Rove
    August was the worst month of Barack Obama's presidency. And he seems to know it--he is now planning to deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress 232 days into his administration in a desperate attempt to save his biggest domestic priority, overhauling health care. He has already had the budget-busting $787 billion stimulus package, a budget that doubles the national debt in five years, an earmark-laden appropriations bill that boosted domestic spending nearly 8%, and a cap-and-trade energy tax that limped through the House with dozens of Democratic defections (and which has stalled in the Senate). These achievements...
  • Zogby: Obama Down to 45% Approval Developing.......

    08/20/2009 8:02:39 PM PDT · by Ocarterma · 471 replies · 20,470+ views
    Zogby International ^ | 8/20/09 | Zogby International
    Latest News From Zogby! Developing—Obama hits record low in Zogby Interactive—45% approve…... [ read on ] (8/20/09)
  • You Know Obama's In Trouble On Healthcare Reform When...

    08/20/2009 12:41:33 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 39 replies · 1,725+ views
    CNBC ^ | August 19, 2009 | Andrew B. Busch
    Obama: You Know You're In Trouble On Healthcare When... 1. Former Clintonite Robert Reich calls for a march on Washington, DC to protest pulling back the public option. 2. MSNBC's Rachel Madow says "Why is the public option dying now? It's dying because a collapse of political ambition." 3. WaPo's Eugene Robison writes on health care under the headline of "Where's Mr. Transformer?" 4. Even Jon Stewart of the Daily Show says, “Remember the Bush team? Little bit of discipline, little bit of repetition. They sold us a WAR nobody wanted and nobody needed. … Salesmanship! Those guys could sell...
  • The Obama Administration : What Went Wrong

    08/17/2009 9:16:58 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 179 replies · 5,812+ views
    NRO ^ | August 17, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We are witnessing one of the more rapid turnabouts in recent American political history. President Obama’s popularity has plummeted to 50 percent and lower in some polls, while the public expresses even less confidence in the Democratic-led Congress and the direction of the country at large. Yet, just eight months ago, liberals were talking in Rovian style about a new generation to come of progressive politics — and the end of both the Republican party and the legacy of Reaganism itself. Barack Obama was to be the new FDR and his radical agenda an even better New Deal. What happened,...
  • DRUDGE: Pelosi/Hoyer op-ed in Monday USATODAY calls townhall protesters 'un-American'

    08/09/2009 8:15:18 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 126 replies · 3,928+ views
    Drudge Report | 08/09/09
    <p>This ugly attack on average Americans exercising their free speech rights may prove to be the Democratic Congress's Stalingrad. I guarantee you Pelosi would not have published this without Obama's approval. This contempt for political opposition and Americans uneasy about the Democrats's healthcare plans goes all the way to the Oval Office. Is this the kind of "bipartisanship" and "unity" Obama and the Democrats promised, attacking hard working Americans as being "un-American?" Is this the change we can believe in?</p>
  • Geraldo Rivera Says Anti-ObamaCare Protesters are "Orgnaized" and Have "Succeeded" - Video 8/7/09

    08/07/2009 2:29:27 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies · 826+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 7, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Geraldo Rivera this morning reacting to a Tampa Bay Town Hall Meeting that became chaotic, saying he believes the anti-ObamaCare protesters showing up at Health Care Town Hall Meetings are a product of a "racial divide in the parties," and that they are "creations" and are "organized." He also said he believes the protesters have "succeeded." Geraldo said he believes what they are doing is "fair game," just like what Obama has done in organizing large numbers of people for his ends. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Barack Obama's Oratory Loses Its Oomph

    07/25/2009 8:43:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies · 304+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | July 25th 2009
    Barack Obama's oratory loses its oomph By Janet Daley 25 Jul 2009 Barack Obama cannot keep avoiding the details America is discovering the truth about universal health care: it isn't cheap. And Barack Obama is discovering the truth about the power of oratory: it can only get you so far. There is a lesson here for us all. Opposition to the president's health care reform is gathering a startling head of steam that threatens to engulf his presidency in early onset disillusionment. Health care is now being described as a potential "Waterloo" for the administration, and Mr Obama's personal poll...
  • The Emperor’s Waterloo: Is ObamaCare On Life Support?

    07/26/2009 8:50:03 AM PDT · by luckybogey · 23 replies · 129+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | July 26, 2009 | LuckyBogey
    It has been a really bad week for the President. He has just about pissed off the entire country except for the people that would vote for him even if he was born on Mars. Was Jim DeMint right about this being the President’s Waterloo? I’m beginning to really believe the President has surrounded himself with idiots. After six months in office, his administration is starting to look like the “Bad News Bears”. Is this the beginning of the “Seventh Coalition” against OBamaCare? The Liberals are so mad they can’t even spell. The liberals will also soon learn about “Tea...
  • Dems mull skipping panel bringing healthcare to floor (ACTION ALERT to prepare for a fast one WATCH)

    07/24/2009 4:35:29 AM PDT · by blueyon · 83 replies · 5,181+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/09 | Jared Allen
    House Democrats, still searching for a way to pass their healthcare bill before August, are considering bypassing the Energy and Commerce committee altogether, where the bill has stalled, and proceeding right to the floor. “The preferable course would be to go through the committee,” Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (D-Conn.) said Thursday night. “But all options will be on the table.”
  • Bambi at 48%--Zogby

    07/24/2009 11:44:43 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 53 replies · 3,006+ views
    Zogby International ^ | July 24, 2009
    Zogby Poll: President Obama's Job Approval Falls to 48% Survey finds 51% believe U.S. on wrong track, while 41% say the nation is headed in right direction UTICA, New York—A new Zogby Interactive survey shows a slight decline in President Barack Obama’s job approval, with 48% of likely voters now approving of the job he is doing as president, down from 51% who said the same in an interactive/telephone hybrid poll conducted in mid-June. Forty-nine percent now say they disapprove of the job the president has done so far in office and 4% are not sure.
  • Derailing Obama's healthcare reform 'rampage'

    07/24/2009 4:38:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies · 525+ views
    One News Now ^ | July 23, 2009 | Chad Groening
    The Republican lawmaker who has referred to healthcare as President Barack Obama's "Waterloo" says it's "not personal," but he's not backing down. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) is sticking by his statement that President Obama's healthcare reform plan will sink his presidency. He says someone needs to "put the brakes on" Obama's spending spree. DeMint, who recently released a book titled Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America's Slide into Socialism, says Obama's healthcare plan must be stopped. "The president has been on a rampage, and we've got to stop him. So this isn't personal; it's not political; it's about really...
  • President Obama returns to Chicago

    07/24/2009 4:38:31 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 26 replies · 1,031+ views ^ | 7/23/09 9:30 PM EDT | CAROL E. LEE
    BOLD emphasis of 0bama's unbelievabley arrogant statements are mine. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Begin article... POLITICO 44 SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio - President Obama left the Cleveland area and an afternoon of health care reform events for two Democratic National Committee fundraisers in Chicago, where he struck a defensive and at times defiant tone about his top priority. After touching down in his home city for the first time in more than five months, Obama first attended a $15,200-a-person dinner at the Lincoln Park home his campaign fundraiser Penny Pritzker, where he took a shot at the media for what he deemed its "lack...
  • Obama on Edge as Magic Fades; DeMint Hits Nerve with "Waterloo"

    07/22/2009 9:29:20 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies · 2,164+ views
    Golden EIB Mic ^ | 7/22/09 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Now, look I understand it, folks, I totally understand it, but I gotta caution you again. I think people are way too giddy out there on this health care business. I think Obama's close to going over the edge. I hope nobody talks about his big ears within his earshot today, because this is a guy who grew up charmed, he grew up never laughed at, never teased, never kidded, and probably never criticized. He doesn't deal with this very well, and if somebody within his earshot today happens to talk about his big ears it could push him...
  • Obama's Lost Night

    07/22/2009 7:01:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 174 replies · 7,919+ views
    American Spectator ^ | July 22, 2009 | Philip Klein
    With polls showing that a majority of Americans now disapprove of his handling of health care, Democrats in Congress fighting among themselves, the CBO rejecting the idea that any current plans reduce health care costs, and the August deadline for passing health care legislation looking more like a pipe dream with each passing hour, President Obama had a chance tonight to reset the debate. Instead, he rambled on, rehashing a series of wonky talking points, and he wasted so much time dodging questions that he only had time for 10 of them in a press conference that spanned nearly one...
  • 'Obamaloo' approaching for the president?

    07/15/2009 5:26:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 38 replies · 1,417+ views
    One News Now ^ | 7/15/2009 | Chad Groening
    A conservative media watchdog says President Obama might be following in the footsteps of Napoleon Bonaparte, whose desire for power and control led to his defeat at Waterloo. Dan Gainor is vice president for business and culture at the Culture and Media Institute of the Media Research Center. He recently wrote a column published on the Fox News website entitled "It's Time for Obama to Meet His Waterloo." Gainor says nearly 200 years ago the famous French emperor saw his conquest of Europe fail when he was soundly thrashed at Waterloo by the Duke of Wellington. In the years since...
  • Dems Start To Push Back Hard To Prevent A 'Waterloo'

    07/22/2009 6:30:59 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 59 replies · 2,697+ views
    National Journal ^ | 7/22/2009 | National Journal
    A telling episode recounted by Senate Finance ranking member Charles Grassley reveals the Obama administration might be more worried than they are letting on that a Republican senator's comparison of the healthcare overhaul to Waterloo might be dangerously close to the truth. Grassley said he spoke with a Democratic House member last week who shared Obama's bleak reaction during a private meeting to reports that some factions of House Democrats were lining up to stall or even take down the overhaul unless leaders made major changes. "Let's just lay everything on the table," Grassley said. "A Democrat congressman last week...
  • Plane (NW 757) due for LA makes emergency landing in Waterloo (IA)

    06/02/2009 9:38:49 AM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 15 replies · 1,330+ views
    WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A Boeing 757 made an emergency landing at the Waterloo Regional Airport just after 10:00 a.m Tuesday morning. Northwest flight #335 took off around 8:30 a.m. Iowa time from Detroit due for Los Angeles. The airport was notified that there was smoke in the cockpit and the plane needed to land in Waterloo. The airport was notified when the plane was ten miles out. We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest on the KWWL News at Noon.
  • Railroad bridge in downtown Waterloo (IA) collapses; Cedar Falls orders more evacuations

    06/10/2008 1:43:30 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 11 replies · 432+ views
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 6/10/2008 | Jim Offner
    WATERLOO — One-half of the Sixth Street railroad bridge over the Cedar River in downtown Waterloo has washed away in the flood waters. Half the bridge remains. We will provide more details as they become available. Also, the city of Cedar Falls has now expanded its area of evacuation.
  • Waterloo: Napoleon was undone by complacency

    04/24/2008 10:43:29 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 48 replies · 218+ views
    The Times ^ | 4/24/2008 | Duncan Anderson: Analysis
    I fear that the French are wasting their time. The problem is that every time they look at Waterloo they say that Napoleon won on points. Napoleon’s army was the best he had commanded since he advanced into Russia – an army of veterans, 200,000 strong. Wellington referred to his force as “an infamous army”. My predecessor, David Chandler, who wrote the definitive account of Napoleon’s campaigns, said that the Emperor’s idea had been to get between the Prussians and the British. “I will defeat the British and the Prussians, then the Austrians, then the Russians, and Europe will be...
  • need a picture of this...

    03/17/2008 7:00:12 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 34 replies · 1,491+ views
    I need someone to make a picture of a little red wagon with the wheels off, with a "Barack '08" sign on it. This church thing is going to be the end of him. He ain't going to pull it off.
  • Globe Spins: Coalition's Successful Anti-Insurgent Attack Proof of 'Daunting Challenge'

    01/29/2007 4:52:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 527+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Yesterday's fighting at Waterloo was extraordinary, highlighting the daunting challenge faced by the coalition of British and Prussian forces in fighting Napoleon."That's how the Boston Globe might have spun the Battle of Waterloo, judging by the negative gloss the New York Times' Beantown subsidiary managed to put in its article on the major success of Iraqi-US coalition forces at Najaf yesterday. Coalition forces killed an estimated 250 insurgents who were planning to attack Shias, possibly including their supreme religious leader, the Ayatollah Sistani, who had gathered in the city south of Baghdad for a major religious holiday. What made...
  • Blanco: Defeat her Waterloo (Louisiana)

    12/14/2006 8:48:14 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 11 replies · 608+ views ^ | 12/14/06 | MICHELLE MILLHOLLON
    House Republicans handed the governor what she called a Waterloo defeat Wednesday by spurning most of her spending plans. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, however, declared victory on three fronts — an insurance reimbursement for homeowners, a $75-per-child tax credit and a $300 million fund for a steel mill. But Blanco blamed Washington-style politics for her failure to secure road funding and pay raises for teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters and others. “Party politics did raise its ugly head,” she said during a news conference. House and Senate leaders plan to approve the remaining legislation and adjourn by Friday — two days...
  • Soldiers fought, fight to end terrorism

    06/21/2006 8:47:42 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 3 replies · 466+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | June 20, 2006 | Art Marmorstein
    Less than two weeks after the 9/11 attacks on the United States, the often stumble-tongued George W. Bush somehow found it possible to make one of the finest speeches in recent American political history. Bush outlined clearly what he hoped would become a consensus strategy for ending terrorism. He warned Americans to be prepared: The War Against Terror would be costly, and it wasn't going to be over any time soon. "This war will not be like the war against Iraq a decade ago, with a decisive liberation of territory and a swift conclusion. It will not look like the...