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  • Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal

    02/28/2015 8:40:44 PM PST · by conservativeread · 39 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 02/28/15 | christopher paiva
    President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday. “The president has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran. If this bill is sent to the president, he will veto it,” said Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the White House’s National Security Council...
  • Home is where the POTUS is: Al Sharpton returns to White House 'for his 73RD visit' with Obama...

    02/28/2015 1:31:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/15 | Snejana Farberov
    Home is where the POTUS is: Al Sharpton returns to White House 'for his 73RD visit' with Obama to discuss problems facing minorities Reverend Al Sharpton apparently cannot get enough of the White House. The prominent civil rights leader and MSNBC talk show host was invited Thursday to a meeting with President Obama and other African-American activists, making it his 73rd visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since 2009, according to some estimates. In a press release sent out ahead of the summit, White House officials described the occasion as an 'opportunity to have a dialogue with the leaders about the...
  • Is POTUS in Pain because FLOTUS may Walk?

    02/24/2015 10:18:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 74 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/24/15 | George Spelvin
    Calling Barack Obama a Commander in “Cheat,” the NATIONAL ENQUIRER this week in an online report has revealed that our First Lady (FLOTUS) is so fed up with the President that D I V O R C E may be coming to America’s White House! Allegedly, a very “vicious” legal maestro only awaits 2014, IRS tax filings for divorce action. So rather than being delayed until 2017, the long rumored marital split may now be imminent! (1) Just think how much worldwide press this turn of events would generate. How important, in contrast, would be the threat of ISIS at...
  • Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface - Jeremiah Wright

    02/24/2015 5:54:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ray Long
    Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface By Ray Long Chicago Tribune contact the reporter The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of President Barack Obama, was sent to jail Monday by a federal judge who revoked her bond in a money laundering case. lRelated Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Breaking News Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Jeri Wright, 49, of Hazel Crest, was convicted last March of 11 corruption counts, including money laundering and lying to a grand jury, in a case tied...
  • White House stiff-arms IRS taxpayer information sharing probe

    02/22/2015 5:34:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/22/2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The White House told Congress last week it refused to dig into its computers for emails that could shed light on what kinds of private taxpayer information the IRS shares with President Obama’s top aides, assuring Congress that the IRS will address the issue — eventually.
  • White House may not send a cabinet-level official to largest gathering of pro-Israel Americans...

    02/23/2015 4:25:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/15 | Francesca Chambers
    White House may not send a cabinet-level official to largest annual gathering of pro-Israel Americans - and the president won't go either The White House confirmed on Monday that President Barack Obama doesn't plan to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's conference next week, held annually in Washington, D.C., and that no cabinet-level U.S. official is currently scheduled to make an appearance. The 'largest gathering of America's pro-Israel community,' according to the confab's organizations, AIPAC draws a crowd of roughly 14,000 attendees, many of whom are of Jewish heritage. The last time Obama showed up at the conference was...
  • ‘Incredibly childish’ Obama White House plotting ways to dis Netanyahu visit

    02/22/2015 6:02:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 2/22/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    As if U.S.-Israeli relations weren’t strained enough, reports have surfaced that the Obama administration may be taking steps to subvert Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled visit next month to address Congress. **SNIP** The Associated Press reported that the administration is considering options short of the president delivering a speech to Congress rebutting the prime minister’s remarks. The AP story said: Among them: a presidential interview with a prominent journalist known for coverage of the rift between Obama and Netanyahu, multiple Sunday show television appearances by senior national security aides and a pointed snub of America’s leading pro-Israel lobby, which is...
  • White House is Sad

    02/20/2015 1:06:52 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies
    Various | 02/20/2015
    White House's Earnest: 'I feel sorry for Rudy Giuliani' Philly.com  - ‎17 minutes ago‎         FILE - In this May 12, 2014 file photo, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks in New York. Democrats on Thursday assailed Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama's love of country, and urged the potential field of Republican presidential ...     White House Says Giuliani Criticism Is Just 'Sad' TIME-1 hour ago White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday that he feels “sorry” for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has spent the past ... White House: Giuliani criticism...
  • White House Touts Jobs for Jihadists

    02/18/2015 1:36:43 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Radix News ^ | February 18, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    At the White House Summit on Extremism That Shall Remain Unspecified Because Violent Followers Belonging To Unnamed Extremist Movement Might Take Extreme Offense And Act Extremely, the feds are touting a groundbreaking new strategy to fight terrorists. Just kidding. It’s actually the same old futile strategy that big-government liberals use to cure everything: mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money. ... Muslim jihadists chopped off the heads of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya this weekend. Muslim jihadists launched deadly shooting sprees in Copenhagen at a cartoonists free-speech event and a synagogue. Muslim jihadists murdered Jews at a kosher deli in...
  • Muslim Leader Who Called Israel a ‘Suspect’ After 9/11 Meets with Biden at White House

    02/18/2015 7:16:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Feb 18, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Muslim Leader Who Called Israel a ‘Suspect’ After 9/11 Meets with Biden at White House Critics call Salam Al-Marayati anti-Israel and soft on terrorism BY: Adam Kredo February 18, 2015 5:00 am A controversial U.S. Muslim leader who has been highly critical of Israel and said that the Jewish state should be on the “suspect list” in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks participated on Tuesday in a White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) that featured Vice President Joe Biden. Salam Al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), tweeted out a photo of himself at...
  • David Axelrod claims 'there hasn't been a major scandal' in the Obama White House

    02/18/2015 3:13:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/17/15 | David Martosko
    Longtime presidential adviser David Axelrod claims 'there hasn't been a major scandal' in the Obama White House – and draws a mix of applause and laughter Longtime Obama administration political insider David Axelrod claimed on Monday that the Obama administration hasn't been tainted by a smidgen of scandal. The surprising boast came during a Q&A at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, an organization he founded and leads. 'I'm proud of the fact that basically you have had an administration in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal,' Axelrod said. 'And I think that...
  • White House summit won't focus solely on IS group

    02/16/2015 5:34:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/16/15 | Darlene Superville - AP
    RANCHO MIRAGE, California (AP) — A White House summit this week on countering violent extremism will not focus exclusively on threats from the Islamic State group, senior administration officials said Monday. While the militant group, which has killed several Americans and others it had been holding hostage, poses a near-term threat to the United States, one of three officials previewing the summit for reporters on Monday said violent extremists "come in all shapes and sizes." The three-day conference will highlight both domestic and international efforts to prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting and inspiring others, particularly disaffected young...
  • No mention of ‘Christians’ anywhere in Obama’s White House statement on beach beheadings

    02/16/2015 10:42:22 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 68 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 16, 2015 | Joe Saunders
    The 21 men beheaded on a Mediterranean beach in a video released by Islamist savages Sunday were killed because of their Coptic Christian faith, by men who proclaimed the reason for the murders before the whole world. And the White House won’t say the word. Christian beheading victims are marched to the beach in Libya to be murdered by Islamist militants on Sunday. (Daily Mail photo) “The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of 21 Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists,” a statement issued by the White House said.“ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds.  It is unconstrained by...
  • Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group

    02/16/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 16, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked GroupPosted By Matthew Vadum On February 16, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments Ad sponsored by Americans for Peace and Tolerance published in the Washington Times. A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday.The so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism comes as President Obama seeks formal authorization from Congress to wage war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).The terrorist-friendly Islamic Society of...
  • Top White House envoy to visit Israel this month

    02/03/2015 9:39:12 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 28 replies
    i24 News ^ | February 03rd 2015 | Tal Shalev
    i24news has learned Philip Gordon will meet with top officials despite unprecedented Netanyahu-Obama tensions As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to address Congress on Iran, raising tensions between Washington and Jerusalem to unprecedented levels, a senior White House advisor is expected to arrive in Israel, i24news has learned. Philip Gordon, who has been serving for the past two years as a special assistant to the President and as White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf, is arriving in Israel on February 15 and will meet with senior Israeli and Palestinian officials. His talks are...
  • Attkisson: White House Using Tax Dollars for Studio-Grade ‘Pure Propaganda’ (video)

    02/03/2015 6:32:46 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/2/2015 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson said the Obama administration has been producing its own video content to promote “unfiltered” messages with taxpayer-funded staff, including hairstylists, makeup artists and wardrobe consultants. By cutting out the news media, Attkisson said the White House has figured out how to avoid questions and accountability. She also revealed that the Department of Agriculture has more than 1,200 “media relations employees” nationwide. “White House officials have exploited non-news media to spoon-feed unfiltered messaging, at times pure propaganda, into the public’s mouth. The Google-sponsored chat I mentioned – that came with a pre-selected audience and questions...
  • White House lockdown over unattended package ends

    02/03/2015 5:36:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 03, 2015
    A lockdown at the White House ended Tuesday morning after a specialized bomb team was brought in to examine an unattended package across the street. The suspicious package—found in Lafayette Square, the park across the street from the White House—forced the White House into lockdown for about an hour, starting at 7:10 a.m. ET. An explosive ordnance disposal unit went in to examine the scene. After nothing was found, the lockdown was lifted. …
  • Who We Are... and Who Barack Obama Is Not

    01/30/2015 10:41:05 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 30, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The current Resident of the White House is fond of stating something of which he disapproves – say, interrogating terrorists or growing the economy – and closing the point with the words “But that’s not who we are.” It is condescending, patronizing, smarmy… it is in fact the perfect example of what has always been wrong with the Obama persona – he talks down to his audience, sets up straw men to knock down, sets American against American, in not only class warfare but every other arena as well, all the while mischaracterizing the issue itself. Young against old, healthy...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department

    01/29/2015 9:47:12 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-28-15 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013. One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group’s notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page.
  • SHOCK: White House: Taliban An "Armed Insurgency," Not A "Terrorist Group" Like ISIL

    01/28/2015 12:42:58 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 40 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 28, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    At Wednesday's White House press briefing, deputy press secretary Eric Schultz wouldn't call the Taliban a terrorist group, instead referring to it as "an armed insurgency." Video and transcript at link ...
  • Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheney’s Appearance in 2005

    01/28/2015 6:58:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheney’s Appearance in 2005 By Curtis Houck | January 28, 2015 Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and, naturally, the event attracted plenty of media coverage. In addition to each of the three major networks devoting segments to it on their evening newscasts, the Associated Press, The New York Times, and The Washington Post and published stories on the topic. Over on cable, CNN covered it multiple times throughout the day for a total of 10 minutes and 27 seconds worth of airtime. At the other...
  • Drone from God-knows-where lands on White House lawn

    01/26/2015 7:35:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Too strange for fiction. At least it didn’t run through the front door of the White House and into the East Room while Secret Service agents figured, no worries, the shrubs will stop it. Because that would never happen. Oh . . . CBS News was one of the first to report it:
  • 'Device' Discovered on White House Lawn

    01/26/2015 2:21:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/26/15
    NEW DELHI, India — A "device" was found on the lawn of the White House, President Barack Obama's press secretary said Monday. Josh Earnest confirmed the discovery during a briefing on Obama's trip to India. He said the device did not pose any immediate threat.
  • Utterly Corrupt Bongo Invited To White House

    06/09/2011 10:35:29 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 20 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/09/11 | CaroleL
    While too much of the nation's attention is focused on Representative Anthony Weiner (D-New York) and his sex/lying scandal, President Barack Obama is at the White House welcoming one of the most corrupt leaders on earth. President Ali Bongo of the West Central African nation of Gabon is being touted by administration officials as an "important ally" while those who know his background say he is guilty of "grand theft nation".
  • Pelosi: Hillary will win White House

    01/20/2015 7:04:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/15 | Peter Sullivan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee in 2016 and that she will win the presidency. Appearing on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Pelosi was asked if Clinton will be the nominee and if she can win the election. "Yes, yes," Pelosi responded. Pelosi was then asked about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the choice of some liberals, and concerns that Clinton is too close to Wall Street. "Well, your question was do I believe she's the presumed nominee and will she win if she runs," Pelosi said. "If the secretary runs, I believe...
  • White House on State of the Union Speech: 'It's a BFD'

    01/20/2015 12:45:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 20, 2015 | Jeryl Bier
    Capitalizing once again on Vice President Joe Biden's infamous hot-mic gaffe from 2010, a White House video promoting President Obama's Tuesday night State of the Union speech closes with "IT'S A BFD."
  • Rapper who shared Malia Obama picture: White House 'got my phone lines tapped' ("it's all good")

    01/17/2015 5:21:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    A rapper who shared a photo of Malia Obama on social media joked in an interview that the White House might be tapping his phone. Joey Bada$$, who is a member of the Brooklyn-based group, discussed the photo on New York radio station Hot 97 in an interview posted Friday. "What's so special about this girl in this shirt?" the hip-hop artist said on the station's "Ebro in the Morning" show, recalling when he first saw the photo. "I didn't know who it was. The picture wasn't the clearest quality." The Pro Era member said as soon as he read...
  • BREAKING: White House Admits Where Obama Was Instead of Anti-Terror Rally [VIDEO]

    01/14/2015 2:22:53 PM PST · by blueyon · 24 replies
    conservativeTribune ^ | 01/13/15 | conservative tribune
    Following the pattern he set as a senator, President Obama tends to vote “present” on any number of things — on the threat of the Islamic State, on border security, on Benghazi, and on Afghanistan. Yet, his latest “present” vote — refusing to go to Paris for the march standing up for free speech in the face of Islamic intimidation — may be the most infuriating yet. And, according to the rather ironically named White House press secretary Josh Earnest, there wasn’t any pressing reason that prevented the president from going. The press secretary confirmed that Obama spent one of...
  • Josh Earnest on Why the White House Won’t Use France’s Terminology of ‘War Against Radical Islam’

    01/14/2015 7:46:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/14/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained today why the U.S. won’t join France in declaring war on radical Islamists. He also elaborated a bit on what the February summit on violent extremism will cover other than Islamic extremism. “James von Brunn is somebody who in 2009, June of 2009, less than a mile from where we stand right now, went to the Holocaust Museum and shot a security guard in pursuit of some radical violent ideology,” Earnest told reporters at the daily briefing. “Back in 2012, an individual, Wade Michael Page, carried out an assault against a Sikh temple...
  • Is the White House a ‘Sleeper Cell’?

    01/13/2015 7:54:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/13/2015 | Roger Simon
    I’m still trying to figure out why Obama — or any high-level U. S. government official other than Eric Holder, who was in Paris but evidently had better things to do — didn’t join the nearly 4 million people who marched throughout France protesting the terror killings at #CharlieHebdo and the Hyper Cacher market. White House press secretary Josh Earnest has admitted [1] the mistake and apologized (perhaps a little wishy-washily, but we’ll give him a pass), informing us that, unfortunately, there just wasn’t enough time to arrange presidential security for the trip.That’s interesting. Somehow there was time for...
  • HELP! Need information Rashad Hussain

    12/23/2014 1:51:06 PM PST · by Randall_S · 17 replies
    PERSONAL REQUEST | 12/23/2014 | William Michael
    Hi, I'm in the middle of a comprehensive research project on the Muslim Brotherhood within the White House. In my work, I lost a source! I need help finding it! In my notes, I have it noted that Rashad Hussain recruited other MB agents into the administration, including: Arif Arikhan, Mohammed Elibiary, Salam al Marayati, Imam Mohammed Magid, Eboo Patel CAN SOMEONE HELP ME FIND THIS SOURCE! CANNOT FIND IT AGAIN!
  • The NYPD Cop-Killing: The Chickens Come Home to Roost- Leftist, Islamic bears bitter fruit.

    12/23/2014 5:10:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 23, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Leftist and Islamic supremacist demonization of the police bears bitter fruit. The NYPD Cop-Killing: The Chickens Come Home to RoostPosted By Robert Spencer On December 23, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments When Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley murdered NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as they ate lunch in their patrol car last Saturday, the only people who could possibly have been surprised were those who have not realized how assiduously Leftist and Muslim activists have worked – long before the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner — to demonize the NYPD and law enforcement...
  • A Documented American Stands Up Against Fences

    12/20/2014 4:37:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    To make the White House more secure from undocumented visitors who are just seeking the same kind of freedom to be harassed by a government agency with guns that all Americans enjoy, a blue ribbon panel is suggesting that a better fence be built around the White House. “An executive summary of the review released Thursday by the Homeland Security Department,” reports the Associated Press, “also concluded that the Secret Service needs more uniformed officers and plain clothes agents, better fencing at the White House and more training for officers.” The report comes on the heels of several undocumented visits...
  • Secret Service Report: Build Better White House Fence To Protect The President

    12/18/2014 7:22:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The Department of Homeland Security released an executive summary of its report on the Secret Service moments ago. The report recommends that the U.S. government replace the entire fence surrounding the perimeter of the White House. The report was drafted after a fence-jumper made it into the White House in September, prompting a congressional hearing and the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. Officials for the DHS declined to say in the report “precisely what the optimal new fence should look like,” but offered some suggestions. “A number of common-sense improvements should be explored. For sure, the fence must...
  • Earnest: "I Wouldn't Rule Out A Visit From President Castro" (vid)

    12/18/2014 11:04:50 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 18, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    From today's White House briefing... CNN's JIM ACOSTA: You're not ruling it out? EARNEST: I guess the point is that the president has had the leaders of both Burma and China to the United States and for that reason I wouldn't rule out a visit from President Castro.
  • Judicial Watch Joins Sharyl Attkisson in Lawsuit against Justice Department to Obtain FBI Records...

    12/17/2014 11:32:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 17, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Joins Sharyl Attkisson in Lawsuit against Justice Department to Obtain FBI Records about Attkisson Earlier FOIA records obtained by Judicial Watch show award-winning journalist was targeted by Obama White House and Justice Department over critical reporting (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on November 19, 2014, it joined investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson to file a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking “any and all records” relating to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and other records on the award-winning correspondent. The request includes correspondence between Attkisson and...
  • White House: No lasting rift with (exempt) Pelosi

    12/14/2014 2:21:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/14 | Justin Sink
    The White House insists that the public break between President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) over a government funding bill won't damage the relationship between the two top Democrats. "The president has always had not just a good working relationship but an open line of communication with Leader Pelosi, and that didn’t change yesterday, and it’s not going to change in the future," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Friday. Earnest said Obama values Pelosi because she has proven more persuasive to her members "than I think probably any other leader in either party in...
  • New White House college rating system already under heavy scrutiny

    12/14/2014 12:42:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    A controversial Obama administration rating system for colleges and universities already is being scrutinized ahead of its late-December rollout by educators who claim the government’s goal of more transparency could come at the expense of schools that don't happen to fit the ivory tower model. The federal government, with its long-awaited rating system, is trying to hold the country’s 7,000 colleges and universities accountable not only to taxpayers, but also to prospective students trying to weigh the pros and cons of different institutions. But it has many in the education community on edge. Several colleges and education associations have launched...
  • What the Midterms Mean for 2016: A Republican White House victory is not guaranteed, but possible.

    12/12/2014 7:06:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/2014 | Michael Barone
    The defeat of Democratic senator Mary Landrieu by Republican representative Bill Cassidy in last weekend’s Louisiana runoff ends an election year that has been very successful for Republicans — and has implications for 2016. Some observations: (1) Democrats relied heavily on legacy candidates — and lost nevertheless. Mary Landrieu’s father, Moon Landrieu, was elected to the Louisiana legislature in 1960 and as mayor of New Orleans in 1970 and 1974. Her father’s anti-segregationist legacy helped Mary Landrieu appeal to black voters and win narrow victories in 1996, 2002, and 2008. It wasn’t enough in 2014. Other defeated Democratic candidates this...
  • White House budget office holds call to prepare for government shutdown

    12/11/2014 2:07:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/2014 | Justin Sink
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Thursday held a conference call with government agencies and departments to prepare them for a possible shutdown, as the House struggles to pass a funding bill. "Congress is taking a series of actions today on legislation that would prevent a lapse in appropriations and allow for continued Government operations. We continue to believe that time remains for Congress to pass full-year appropriations for FY 2015, and prevent a government shutdown," an OMB official said in a statement. "However, out of an abundance of caution, we are working with agencies and taking steps...
  • WH Fails to Mention Victims in Kenya Terror Attack Were Christians

    12/04/2014 3:43:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    “We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the at least 38 individuals killed yesterday,” the White House said in a statement condemning the recent terrorist attacks in Kenya by the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab. “The United States will continue to support Kenya and our regional partners in combating terrorism and violent extremism and protecting human rights.” The statement is missing one glaring detail, however: Those killed were mainly Christians who were singled out and separated from their fellow Muslim workers. As a reminder of what happened: Islamic militant group al-Shabaab has killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers, mainly...
  • The Ferguson Charade: Al Sharpton takes the stage at the White House to help keep the story alive.

    12/03/2014 4:12:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 2, 2014 | Rich Lowry, editor
    The White House response to Ferguson wouldn’t be complete without a meeting with Al Sharpton, the infamous agitator who has become President Barack Obama’s “go-to man on race,” in the words of a Politico headline from last August. So Sharpton was inevitably one of the civil-rights leaders at a White House meeting Monday. The president no doubt passed up the opportunity to direct Sharpton to the Treasury Department up the street, which would surely love to have him visit and make good on all the taxes he has avoided paying through the years. A New York Times report found that...
  • White House: When Obama said he changed the law on immigration, he was speaking “colloquially”

    12/02/2014 5:39:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    After this, the word “colloquially” should be added to the definition of “Kinsleyan gaffe” — i.e. when a politician accidentally tells the truth … colloquially. That’s what Obama did last week when he shooed away a heckler by casually reassuring him that he had changed the law on immigration — which was true. With Congress unwilling to impeach and the next president unlikely for political reasons to cancel Obama’s order, his amnesty will survive as the de facto law of the land until either conservatives win the White House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate or the two parties...
  • How the White House torpedoed Harry Reid’s tax deal

    12/02/2014 11:28:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/2014 | By Alexander Bolton and Bernie Becker
    The White House worked closely with liberal House Democrats last week to torpedo a tax deal that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-­Nev.) was negotiating with Republicans. The unusual move to kill a Reid­-backed proposal has raised suspicions among Senate negotiators about the White House’s motivations. They believe President Obama’s team is eyeing a broad corporate tax reform deal in 2015, when Republicans will control the Senate and the House. “It might indicate less about the merits of the package and more about the White House using progressives to kill a deal now in order to pave the way for...
  • White House: Ferguson Not All About Race

    12/01/2014 2:06:11 PM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Breitbart TV, Pam Key
    Monday at the White House press briefing when asked if President Barack Obama will address the race issue causing protests and riots all over the country triggered by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson fatal shooting of Michael Brown, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said is not all about race.
  • The Information Pipeline - IRS Gave White House Tons Of Taxpayer Info

    11/28/2014 3:05:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 27, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    The IRS’ improper disclosure of taxpayer information to the White House was extensively investigated, according to thousands of documents the Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently sitting on and could release within the next two weeks. The Daily Caller first reported that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner and White House policy adviser Jeanne Lambrew exchanged confidential taxpayer information about a conservative group that was suing to stop Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate in 2012. Now, with 30,000 Lerner emails set to be turned over to Congress, new information is surfacing about the White House-IRS information pipeline. The legal advocacy firm Cause of Action...
  • CONFIRMED: VALERIE JARRETT KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH GOV. NIXON DURING FERGUSON FIASCO

    11/26/2014 7:12:16 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 94 replies
    COMPLETE ARTICLE BREITBART.COM ^ | 26 NOVEMBER 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon adamantly denies that the White House pressured him to resist sending in the National Guard in response to violent protesters unhappy with the Michael Brown shooting decision. It is clear, however, that Nixon has been in close contact with President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as the chaotic situation unfolded. According to the White House, Jarrett spoke with Nixon the first night of the protests as well as the morning after. Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz confirmed that Jarrett received “updates” from Nixon, “promising to stay in close touch” as the situation continued. “Valerie spoke to...
  • 2,500 new documents ID'd in White House-IRS taxpayer harassment cases

    11/26/2014 9:35:53 AM PST · by unixfox · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner | 11/25/14 | Paul Bedard
    In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that “potentially” show taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue Service being shared with President Obama’s White House.
  • Congressman suggests moat around White House

    11/22/2014 1:43:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/19/14 | Steve Goldstein
    Faced with an increasing number of White House intrusions that led to the resignation of a Secret Service director, a congressman on Wednesday suggested that maybe a moat should be erected around the president’s home. The suggestion was made by Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. With hand gestures, Cohen suggested a moat roughly six-feet wide may be “attractive” and “effective.” Joseph Clancy, the acting director of the Secret Service, didn’t dismiss the suggestion out of hand. “Sir, it may be,” he said. Clancy said the Secret Service and the National Park Service were...
  • Fmr. Planned Parenthood employee to host White House Correspondents dinner

    Next year's White House correspondents' dinner will be hosted by a former employee of Planned Parenthood. Cecily Strong, the anchor of Saturday Night Live's “Weekend Update,” will be the featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner next April 25. The glamorous event features an A-list of media agents and Hollywood stars in an annual celebration of the infotainment complex. Strong told SNL alumna Rachel Dratch, “I worked at Planned Parenthood in Chicago for a long time in the corporate office” during an interview for Michigan Avenue magazine earlier this year. “Her political humor is sly and edgy, and...