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  • White House: National Debate Needed Before Obama Amnesty

    08/29/2014 3:58:07 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 35 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 2:42 PM 08/29/2014
    White House: National Debate Needed Before Obama Amnesty     President Barack Obama wants a national debate on immigration, says his spokesman Josh Earnest.The new call for a debate suggests that the president is abandoning — or at least delaying — his high-risk promise to Latino advocates that he would provide work permits to millions of illegal immigrants in the weeks before the election.The president “wants to have a debate about the status of our immigration system, and what the consequences are for allowing a broken immigration to persist [and] what Republicans have done, or in this case, have not...
  • Hundreds Arrested At White House For Protesting Deportations

    08/28/2014 1:30:38 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | August 28, 2014 | ED ZUCKERMAN
    Hundreds of immigration protestors were arrested in front of the White House on Thursday, calling for President Obama to bypass a do-nothing Congress and expand deferred action for illegal immigrants. People in the Congress dont want to pass any immigration reform, said Esteban R., an illegal immigrant from northern Mexico, who has lived in the U.S. for 20 years. People say that immigrants are taking jobs that Americans need. But thats not true. Its racism and hate against Latino people. The protestors, many wearing Casa de Maryland T-shirts, shouted Si se puede (Yes we can). The protest began at the...
  • D.C.s darkest day, a war that no one remembers

    08/24/2014 8:55:41 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-24-14 | Joel Achenbach
    On Aug. 24, 1814, the British started a fire and ultimately kindled a capitals future. The day began like so many days in Washington, with a painfully long meeting marked by confusion, misinformation and indecision. The British were coming. They were on the march in the general direction of Washington. The precise target of the invaders remained unclear, but their intentions were surely malign. James Madison, the fourth president of these young United States, had raced to a private home near the Navy Yard for an emergency war council with top generals and members of his Cabinet. The secretary...
  • British Embassy holds a party to commemorate anniversary of the burning of the White House

    08/25/2014 4:03:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 August 2014 | Tom Mctague, Mailonline Deputy Political Editor
    British diplomats in the US have been forced to apologise after revealing they were hosting a party to celebrate the anniversary of the burning of the White House. The British Embassy in Washington held a White House barbeque yesterday to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Britain capturing the US capital and setting fire to the Presidents iconic address. The Embassy even sent a message on Twitter from its official account with a photograph of a White House cake, flanked by British and American flags and surrounded by sparkler fireworks.
  • White House 'Ready to Take Action' Against IS in Syria

    08/24/2014 12:34:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/14
    The White House said over the weekend it was ready to "take action" against any threat to America as it indicated serious consideration of U.S. military strikes against the Islamic State (IS, formerly called ISIS) in Syria, AFP reports. The Pentagon has warned of the dangers of IS and said operations against it in Syria may be needed, after weeks of air strikes have slowed the advance of the Sunni group in Iraq. The White House also said late Friday that air strikes in Syria may be necessary, as deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes agreed that "any strategy to...
  • White House defends Obama's golf outings during crises

    08/22/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/22/14 | Steve Holland - Reuters
    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama delivered a somber statement on the death of American journalist James Foley after a video emerged showing Foley's grisly execution by Islamic State militants. Then Obama proceeded directly to a golf course to play 18 holes. That juxtaposition of events on Wednesday drew Obama a fair amount of criticism as he tries to juggle the U.S. response to rapidly unfolding world crises while taking some time to relax during a two-week August vacation that has been frequently interrupted. "Bam's Golf War," blared the cover of the New York Daily News, showing a picture...
  • ISIS Fighter Who Boasted Of Raising 'Flag Of Allah In The White House' Killed In Syria

    08/22/2014 3:28:18 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies
    BI - The Wire ^ | 8-22-2014 | POLLY MOSENDZ
    POLLY MOSENDZ, The WireAugust 22, 2014isis Vice News Abu Mosa, the press officer of ISIL (ISIS), has been killed in an attack on a Syrian airbase. ISIL is currently fighting against Syrian government forces, in addition to its campaign in Iraq, that has been met by United States airstrikes. He was killed by members of the Syrian army who are loyal to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. Department of State confirmed Mosa's death in a tweet: (snip)
  • HOROWITZ: The Hell That Is The Obama White House

    08/20/2014 7:52:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | August 19, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet. Every sentient human being whose brain isnt stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits havent been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, theyve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that...
  • White Houses pathetic reaction to journalist beheading: we are appalled

    08/20/2014 10:49:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | August 20, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Appalled? Thats it? They should be appalled, because the Islamic State is Obamas baby. It exists because he abandoned Iraq. James Foley is dead today because of Obamas disastrous pro-jihad foreign policy.
  • Obama Administration "Appalled"

    08/20/2014 7:32:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late yesterday news broke that the terrorist group ISIS beheaded American photojournalist James Wright Foley and issued a challenge directly to President Obama. ISIS has also threatened to execute American journalist Steven Sotloff, who is still in their custody.When news broke last night, President Obama was on his way back to Martha's Vineyard. In a statement this morning, the Obama administration has said that "if" Foley was killed then they are "appalled." More from the Washington Examiner: If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family...
  • White House in the dark over arms supplies to Israel: report

    08/14/2014 9:38:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/14/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Since officials there were caught off guard as they tried to restrain Israel's campaign in Gaza, the administration of President Barack Obama has tightened controls on arms shipments to Israel, the newspaper said, quoting US and Israeli officials. But the case illustrated that the White House and the State Department have little influence over the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the paper said, quoting officials from both countries. ......
  • Quotes of the day

    08/09/2014 5:51:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Islamic militants reportedly expanded their drive near Iraqi Kurdistan Saturday despite two U.S. airstrikes aimed at mortar positions and a seven-vehicle convoy to stop the advance on Kurdish capital of Irbil. The Wall Street Journal reported that the militants appear to have their sights on connecting towns seized along the Kurdish-control territory. The most recent town to be seized was identified as Sheikhan Kamil Amin, the spokesman for Iraqs Human Rights Ministry, said hundreds of Yazidi women below the age of 35 are being held in schools in Iraqs second largest city, Mosul. He said the ministry learned of...
  • Look! Obamas Working!

    08/09/2014 8:44:51 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 44 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 8/9/2014 | Keith Koffler
    There seems to be an effort afoot at the White House to demonstrate to the world that President Obama, who has now been getting flack even from the mainstream press for being disengaged me and you have been wondering where hes been for some time in fact DOES SHOW UP FOR WORK. In the strangest pool spray Ive ever seen, the pool reporters were escorted to the windows of the Oval Office to bear witness to the fact that the president is on the phone. From the pool report: At 11:18 am, the pool was brought to the...
  • ISIS Threatens America: "We Will Raise The Flag Of Allah In The White House"

    08/08/2014 5:02:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 8, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    The terror group President Barack Obama threatened to strike in Iraq Thursday evening is itself threatening to strike the American homeland. I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established, Abu Mosa, a spokesman for the terror group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), told VICE Media in a video interview posted online Thursday. Dont be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. R
  • Chaldean Christian leader: ISIS 'Systematically Beheading' Children In Iraq

    08/07/2014 7:37:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 8/6/2014 | Eric Chen
    A prominent Christian leader of the Chaldean community unveiled the "systematic beheading of children" and other horrendous crimes committed by ISIS. He said that the Sunni extremists are committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and with the aim to instill the Sharia Law as the law of the land. In the interview with CNN's Jonathan Mann, Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo said that the "world hasn't seen an evil like this for generations." "There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and have them in the park," he explained. "More...
  • Obamas monsters ball: doors to some of Africas most evil dictators

    08/06/2014 1:29:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 12 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6 August 2014 | Corey Charlton and Ted Thornhill
    "President Barack Obama drew the diplomatic line somewhere at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwes brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambias Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to cut off the head...
  • James Brady, White House press secretary under Reagan, dies

    08/04/2014 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 48 replies
    James Brady, who served as White House press secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has died, Fox News has learned. He was 73.
  • White House Blames Israel for UNRWA School Deaths

    07/31/2014 2:48:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/14
    The United States said Thursday there was little doubt Israeli artillery was the source of a "totally indefensible" strike that killed 16 people at a UN school in Gaza. White House spokesman Josh Earnest noted that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had said all available evidence pointed to Israeli artillery and that the Israeli government had acknowledged its forces were firing in the area in response to Hamas fire near the school. So while we underscore the importance of a full and prompt investigation of this tragic incident, as well as a shelling of other UN facilities and schools that have...
  • White House wont tell Dems to stop fundraising off impeachment (How about Obamacare?)

    07/29/2014 4:48:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday called repeatedly for Republicans to stop talking about impeaching President Barack Obama but said he wouldnt do the same for Democrats whove been fundraising off it nonstop in recent days. It is up to Democrats to make their own decisions, Earnest said at the White House daily briefing. I will leave it to Dem strategists who have a much better sense than I do about the best way to raise money for their campaign committees. Earlier in the briefing, Earnest read through a list of Republican members of Congress who have...
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government

    07/25/2014 5:20:11 PM PDT · by BAW · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 25, 2014 | Sean Higgins
    Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors. "You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government," Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. It was, to put mildly, a significant departure from the more traditional liberal stance that openness and transparency...
  • White House Trashes Anonymous SourcesThen, Offers Interview with Unnamed Source

    07/25/2014 7:28:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2014 - 12:49 PM | Barbara Boland
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest got an earful from reporters after he criticized anonymous sources for this story in the Washington Post. The lead of that story is hooked entirely to anonymous sources, Earnest said, adding that such sources deserve a little less weight. The Post story claims Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis nearly a year ago, but Earnest chose to hone in on the fact that the story cited anonymous administration officials. You criticize anonymous sources, but we have anonymous sources from you all every day, said reporter Anita Kumar. In fact, I think we...
  • Hollywood Anoints Obama Supreme Leader

    07/25/2014 10:33:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | John Ransom
    I have to claim responsibility for the newest parody thats now starring as president of the United States on TVs everywhere. If ever there were a Steven Colbert character assigned to play a faux president, Obama would get the nod. You see: hes been nominated for an Emmy now. In a comedy, playing himself, in a tragedy. Seriously. His own incompetence has led to an Emmy nomination. And its my fault. When Obama visited Cooperstowns Baseball Hall of Fame in May, ostensibly to promote tourism, I suggested with mock fawning that they should induct him into the HOF as the...
  • How White House Reporters Can Reclaim Their Beat

    07/24/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 7/24/2014 | Ron Fournier
    Paul Farhi of The Washington Post writes today about a trend at the White Houseand throughout journalismthat threatens the quality and credibility of news-gathering: Public-relations "minders" are injecting themselves into our interviews with politicians, CEOs, and other policymakers. Minder madness joins the surge of "background briefings" and the decline of access to decision-makers as evidence that the White Houseand other big instititutionsare manipulating the press. It's that, but it's also something worse: It's evidence that journalists are ceding control when they should be seizing it, accepting canned news rather than breaking it. Farhi writes, "Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between...
  • FNC's Beckel: I've Done Dope in The White House

    07/24/2014 7:56:35 AM PDT · by shove_it · 79 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | 24 Jul 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "The Five," co-host Bob Beckel remarked on Snoop Dogg's revelation that he as smoked marijuana in the White House, by admitting to the same thing. I cant criticize this guy (Snoop) because Ive done dope in the White House myself, Beckel said. Co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle let out an exasperated, Oh, God. Are you breaking news? asked their colleague Eric Bolling. I did, yeah, Beckel said. (vid at link)
  • White House giving up fight over Obamacares contraception mandate?

    07/23/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was met with incandescent outrage from progressives. The overturning of a mandate never passed by Congress which had not existed prior to 2010 signaled, those who consider themselves members of a class of deliberative and reasoned thinkers said, evidence of a theocratic judiciary in the United States. Recognizing the indignation on their side of the aisle, the White House responded by reassuring their base supporters that this offense would not go unanswered. “Today’s decision jeopardizes the health of women who are employed by these companies,” White House Press Sec. Josh...
  • Beau Bergdahls DutyAnd Ours

    07/23/2014 5:29:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Beau Bergdahl has been returned to active duty. Apparently, that means a desk job while the Army considers what should be done with this young enlisted soldier. Bergdahl was held for five years by the Taliban since walking away from his post one night in 2009. President Obama greeted Bergdahls relieved parents in Rose Garden at the White House in a move widely criticized. And that was even before Americans learned that the Obama administration had traded young Bergdahl for five of the most murderous Taliban detainees from our facility at Guantanamo Bay. Duty. There seems to be much confusion...
  • Obama Dismisses "Haters"

    07/22/2014 5:31:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Breitbart.com
    During a town hall with young people, President Obama explained how he deals with people who criticize him.
  • Pinocchio in The White House Press Room

    07/16/2014 11:18:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16,2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If anyone needs further evidence the White House is out of touch with reality, it came in an official statement this week that President Obama has made the world a more tranquil place. This was the White House's exaggerated response to a well-documented, front page Wall Street Journal story that concluded "the breadth of global instability now unfolding hasn't been seen since the late 1970s." The article also charged that under this administration, "U.S. global power seems increasingly tenuous." This should be obvious to anyone who's been following foreign events -- make that crises -- since Barack Obama,...
  • This White House Photo is Just Begging for a Caption

    07/16/2014 6:22:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 59 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | July 16, 2014
  • Earnest defends notion of 'most transparent administration' in US history

    07/14/2014 6:24:48 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/13/2014
    The White House on Sunday stood by President Obama's position that he continues to be the most transparent president in U.S. history, despite widespread complaints from journalists and other Americans about a lack of information or apparent misinformation. I have a responsibility in this job to try to help the president live up to his commitment to be the most transparent president in history, new White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on CNNs Reliable Sources. Earnest said he absolutely, absolutely sticks by Obamas line about having the most transparent administration, after continued criticism about apparent attempts to not make...
  • THE WORST PRESIDENT?

    07/13/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/12/2014 | David M. Shribman
    Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Much. Worse than Jimmy Carter, for decades the very symbol of the feckless chief executive? Loads. Worse than George W. Bush, still a lightning rod on the left and a symbol of disappointment on the right? Definitely. These startling poll results set loose the predictable reaction: A flurry of told-you-so nods on the right and a fusillade of this-tells-us-nothing assertions on the left. For once, they're both right. Obama is...
  • White House warns Dem rep to shut up (Henry Roberto Cuellar)

    07/10/2014 2:24:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/09/14 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    U.S Representative Henry Roberto Cuellar a Democrat from Texas told Brian Kilmeade on Fox and Friends this morning that he's already gotten a phone call from the White House, he wouldn't say from whom, warning him to stop criticizing Obama on his handling of the border.
  • White House: Most kids at border wont stay in US

    07/08/2014 2:20:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 7, 2014 6:08 PM EDT | Charles Babington
    The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries. The pointed warning came as the White House finalized a spending request to Congress detailing the additional resources President Barack Obama wants in order to hire more immigration judges and open additional detention facilities to deal with the border crisis. White House officials said they planned to send the more than $2 billion request to lawmakers on Tuesday.
  • 10 striking revelations from Ed Kleins new book Blood Feud

    07/07/2014 8:30:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/25/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Ed Kleins new book, Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas has been making waves for its many salacious details for example Kleins assertion that there is a deep rift between Michelle Obama and the president such that they slept in separate bedrooms at Marthas Vineyard (and continue to do so in the White House). However, the broader purpose of the book is to show that there is a heated battle going on dating back to the brutal primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election cycle that continues to manifest itself...
  • Obamas Obeisance to Cult of Vain Valerie

    07/02/2014 3:45:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7-2-14 | Judi McLeod
    You dont need to see an image of black-suited male figurines bowing to Valerie Jarretts White House picture to know that Valerie Jarrett is a cult in her own mind. The real life cult is that Jarrett, the power behind the current White House president, cultishly bows down to Barack Hussein Obamaand that Obama cultishly bows down to Valerie Jarrett. An NBC package over the weekend shows an odd display. (BuzzFeed, July 1, 2014) On NBC on Sunday, Meet the Press had a segment on Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. Our Cynthia McFadden was granted unique access and spent a day...
  • Hundreds of furious protestors block road for buses carrying illegal immigrants

    07/02/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2014 | James Nye
    "A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said 'Return to Sender' and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when...
  • WH: Salaries published of every employee from $172,200 Sr. staff members to $42,000 assistants

    07/01/2014 6:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    The White House is required provide Congress with an annual list of every one of its employees It's 2014 list, published today, shows that the president has 456 aides The lowest paid White House staffers make $42,000 a year, while the president's senior staff members make nearly four times that at $172,200The White House published its annual list of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue staff their salaries today. This year's list reveals that 456 aides serve at the pleasure of the president and make anywhere from $42,000 a year to $172,200 a year. Among the highest paid White House staffers are: National...
  • This picture frame in Valerie Jarretts office is almost unbelievable, sadly, its real

    07/01/2014 2:04:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Young Conservatives.com ^ | 7/1/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    NBCs camera crew got an inside look at Obamas most trusted adviser, Valerie Jarrett, and they found something hilarious. It turns out Valerie and Obama have a lot in common, they are both in love with themselves. This picture frame in her office has figurines bowing down to her
  • How Can Anyone Trust Obama?

    07/01/2014 10:05:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Do you remember what President Obama initially said about the Internal Revenue Service scandal? Do you recall his professed outrage? Obama wanted us to know how furious he was. He said, "The misconduct that (the inspector general's report) uncovered is inexcusable." "It's inexcusable," he repeated, "and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it. I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency -- but especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has into all of our lives." He declared that the "responsible...
  • White House invites "gay-affirming" Southern Baptist pastor to Presidential reception

    I can't cut and paste right now, but the story says the "pastor" is invited to a reception with Obama on June 30.
  • Iraq Agonistes

    06/24/2014 5:41:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    "The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see (evil's) final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices."--C.S. Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters" Call it dj vu, the feeling that we've been here before, that events in the news are happening again, only with a...
  • Press Briefing Room Revolts Against Jay Carneys Replacement in Testy Exchange Over...

    06/23/2014 1:21:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/23/14 | Fred Lucas
    ""Press Briefing Room Revolts Against Jay Carneys Replacement in Testy Exchange Over Ducking Questions"" New White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks to the media during his first briefing as press secretary, Monday, June 23, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Earlier in the briefing, Earnest took a question from Jon-Christopher Bua, a Huffington Post columnist, about whether President Barack Obama had spoken to European leaders, in a question that dealt with Iraq. In what was the last formal question of the briefing, Bloomberg reporter Roger Runningen...
  • Kanye West Disses Barack Obama: You Cant Effect Change

    06/20/2014 1:16:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Root ^ | June 20 2014 | Yesha Callahan
    The rapper still has a bone to pick with the president.Kanye West can probably forget about being invited to the White House anytime soon. During an interview with Power 106 FM in Los Angeles, West was asked what he thought about the president and had a few unkind words. He replied, You cant effect change from inside the White House like that ... you gotta have the money. SNIP According to the Daily Mail, West continued his rant, actually contradicting himself: Good ideas usually arent connected to money as much ... Creativity and extreme genius are extremely cheap. If you...
  • Classified Briefing on Bergdahl Trade Doesn't Answer Questions for Critics

    06/04/2014 6:01:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 4, 2014 | Elahe Izadi and Sarah Mimms
    Administration officials showed senators video of Bergdahl to support claims that his health was failing. The Obama administration gave senators a classified briefing Wednesday night on just what thinking went into the prisoner trade to recover Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Afghanistan. But that won't end questions from Congress. "This gentleman needs to be looked into, quite extensively," said Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., following the briefing, referring to questions about whether Bergdahl deserted the military. During the classified briefing, senators were shown a roughly minute-and-a-half-long "proof of life" video of Bergdahl, which the Taliban had provided, in which the soldier "didn't...
  • White House Backpedals After Claiming Bergdahl Served With Honor And Distinction

    06/04/2014 7:36:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/3/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Deputy national security advisor Tony Blinken struggled to cover for his boss Susan Rice on Tuesday, backtracking from her contention that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl served with honor and distinction in the face of tough questions from NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell confronted Blinken over Rices Sunday claim that Bergdahl served with honor and distinction an assertion almost immediately disproven by scores of Bergdahls comrades and official Pentagon reports, which show the soldier abandoned his post and may have been seeking to join the Taliban. Why did Susan Rice say he served with honor and distinction? she asked. It...
  • Watch Obama's face as Bergdahl's dad invoked Allah in Arabic

    06/03/2014 5:49:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 79 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-3-14 | Thomas Lifson
    When Bob Bergdahl launched in Arabic, invoking Allah while standing next to President Obama in the White House Rose Garden, a number of Americans were startled. Claire Lopez, a former CIA operations officer, a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues, emailed her friend Allen West: What none of these media is reporting is that the fathers (SGT Bowe Bergdahls father Bob) first words at the WH were in Arabic those words were bism allah alrahman alraheem which means in the name of Allah the most gracious and...
  • Which undesirables will the Obama adm. be willing to use third parties to swap U.S. soldiers for?

    06/02/2014 7:27:18 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    6/2/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Does the WH believe that all terrorists are equal, it's just some terrorists are more equal or rather worse than others? If the Obama administration is willing to use third parties (such as Qatar) to procure the release of individuals such as Bergdahl, and in the process, undesirables such as the 5 GITMO detainees are released, then the issue isn't the use of third parties, the issue(s) rather are which terrorists will the WH consider for release/swapping? If the WH says that they won't ever swap Al Qaeda for U.S. soldiers because AQ are terrorists (and they are terrorists --...
  • White House Aides Define Obama Doctrine: Dont Do Stupid Sh-t (Seriously, that's what it is)

    06/02/2014 4:47:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-2-2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    Still trying to figure out what President Barack Obamas foreign policy doctrine is? Search no more. The White House has got you covered. For those pining for an Obama Doctrine victory for the president, here it is: Dont Do Stupid Sh-t, Politicos Mike Allen wrote in his daily tip sheet, the Politico Playbook, Saturday. Playbook rarely prints a four-letter word our nephews are loyal readers. But we are, in this case, because that is the precise phrase President Obama and his aides are using in their off-the-record chats with journalists. Allen went on to point out all the places...
  • White House to investigate leak of CIA chiefs name: Were trying to understand

    05/29/2014 1:50:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/28/14 | Leslie Larson
    The White House will investigate how Obama's press team managed to accidentally leak the name of the CIA's Chief of Station in Kabul. Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has deputized White House counsel Neil Eggleston to look into how the name of the top U.S. spy in Afghanistan ended up on Obama's itinerary for his weekend trip to Afghanistan, which was emailed to an estimated 6,000 members of the press. Eggleston will review what led to the disastrous mistake and make recommendations to prevent such a disclosure from happening again.
  • One of the White Houses First Responses During the Benghazi Attack: Call YouTube

    05/22/2014 5:32:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/22/14 | Bryan Preston
    While Ambassador Chris Stevens was missing on September 11, 2012, and while Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty were fighting for their lives, with military assets within a quick flight to provide aid, the Obama White House decided to callYouTube. A still-classified State Department e-mail says that one of the first responses from the White House to the Benghazi attack was to contact YouTube to warn of the ramifications of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The memo suggests that even as