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  • Military dumps $34M into Afghanistan HQ that US forces won't use

    07/11/2013 9:13:08 PM PDT · by Jeff Winston · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2013 | Fox News
    The U.S. military blew through $34 million on a hulking headquarters in southwestern Afghanistan that probably will never be used by U.S. forces, in an example of government waste that has military commanders fuming. John F. Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, exposed the problems in a letter this week to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other military leaders. The Washington Post first reported on the controversy, writing that the construction of the building continued for years despite warnings from the Marine commander in Helmand that it was not needed. The military is now investigating what went wrong, and...
  • Chicano Park gets makeover ($1.6 million federal government grant for "La Raza" murals)

    01/15/2012 9:43:32 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | January 13, 2012 | FOX 5 San Diego Staff
    Chicano Park gets makeover SAN DIEGO— Artists restore cultural paintings in Chicano Park. “As a young artist I remember coming to San Diego and thinking ‘gosh I wish I could have a mural up at Chicano park,’” painter Mario Chacon said. The bright art pieces have brought people to Chicano Park since the 1970’s, but time has taken it’s toll. Thanks to a $1.6 million grant from the federal government, 18 of the murals are being restored. The artists working on the restoration said each painting has significant symbolism. “What was placed at the top of the mural was a...
  • (RECIPE) How Good is a $16 Muffin? Find Out for Yourself (Government Spending Gone Crazy!)

    10/20/2011 6:52:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Newser ^ | Sep 27, 2011 | J.M. HIRSCH
    We had to know: What sort of muffin could we bake if we spent $16 a pop? How good is a $16 muffin? Find out for yourself Last week's news that the government supposedly paid $16 apiece for breakfast muffins at a Justice Department conference set off critics of government spending. Hilton Worldwide, the hotel company that hosted the 2009 confab in Washington, disputes the accuracy of the claim in a report by the Justice Department's inspector general. The hotel called it an accounting thing, explaining that the price included various drinks and gratuity charges, in addition to the muffins....
  • New scientific field will study ecological importance of sounds

    03/01/2011 2:41:13 PM PST · by decimon · 15 replies
    Purdue University ^ | March 1, 2011 | Brian Wallheimer
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University researcher is leading an effort to create a new scientific field that will use sound as a way to understand the ecological characteristics of a landscape and to reconnect people with the importance of natural sounds. Soundscape ecology, as it's being called, will focus on what sounds can tell people about an area. Bryan Pijanowski, an associate professor of forestry and natural resources and lead author of a paper outlining the field in the journal BioScience, said natural sound could be used like a canary in a coal mine. Sound could be a...
  • Michelle Obama Encourages Students to Study in China (Guess who'll pay for it all?)

    01/19/2011 5:30:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    ABC News' Campus Chatter ^ | January 19, 2011 | Danielle Hopkins
    First Lady Michelle Obama urged students to visit China at the "100,000 Strong" China Study Abroad forum at Howard University today. President Barack Obama announced the "100,000 Strong" Initiative during his 2009 visit to China. The program aims to increase and diversify the number of American students studying in China by making study abroad more affordable. The President met with Chinese leader Hu Jintao earlier today to kick off a series of events leading up to tonight's A-list state dinner with the Chinese president. According to Mrs. Obama, his talk with Jintao wasn't simply about "relationships between our governments and...
  • Michigan to get $160M for high-speed rail projects (to Detroit)

    10/25/2010 3:07:04 PM PDT · by earlJam · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Detroit Free Press | 10/25/10
    Posted: 4:21 p.m. Oct. 25, 2010 Michigan to get $160M for high-speed rail projects link only http://www.freep.com/article/20101025/NEWS06/101025042/1318/State-to-get-160M-for-rail-projects
  • $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.

    09/20/2010 1:22:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    wcbm.com ^ | Sept 20 2010 | wcbm.com
    $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments. Verify http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=iic_immigrationissuecenters7fd8
  • Paralysis By Taxation

    09/04/2010 6:17:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 3, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Recession: The Democrats' politicized housing and mortgage policies pushed our economy into its worst downturn since the Great Depression. So, of course, it's a perfect time for the biggest tax increase in history. Why is the economy still paralyzed after the president's much-touted "Recovery Summer"? It may be that private investment, too, has been immobilized. With unemployment now up to 9.6%, Americans fear that the economy won't get moving again anytime soon. As a new report from Americans for Tax Reform shows, that fear is completely rational. The report outlines the impact of the largest-ever tax hike that's coming in...
  • Obama’s ‘Outreach’: Millions to be Spent Restoring Islamic Sites Worldwide

    08/25/2010 10:08:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    Un:dhimmi ...: Washington Post ^ | August 25th, 2010 | Un:dhimmi ...:
    As US President Barack Hussein Obama continues on his seemingly endless quest to appease Muslims, with instructions to NASA to ‘find a way’ to reach them, Iftar dinners at the White House and the US State Dept.’s sponsorship of Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s forthcoming ’speaking tour’ of Muslim countries (without knowledge of what exactly he’ll be talking about); it emerges that that his administration is also planning to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on the restoration of dozens of Muslim sites around the world... Throughout his administration, Obama has been fervent in his support of Islam and...
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Tax dollars to build mosques--U.S. underwrites fundraising tour for Islamic shrine at Ground Zero

    08/10/2010 5:11:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2010 | Editorial
    The State Department is sending Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf - the mastermind of the Ground Zero Mosque - on a trip through the Middle East to foster "greater understanding" about Islam and Muslim communities in the United States. However, important questions are being raised about whether this is simply a taxpayer-funded fundraising jaunt to underwrite his reviled project, which is moving ahead in Lower Manhattan. Mr. Rauf is scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar, the usual stops for Gulf-based fundraising. The State Department defends the five-country tour saying that Mr. Rauf is "a distinguished...
  • On The Way: Job-Killing Tax Hikes

    07/26/2010 6:34:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Fiscal Policy: Timothy Geithner thinks tax hikes will help the economy dig its way out of the hole. Can we really afford two more years of this kind of thinking? Appearing Sunday on ABC News' "This Week," the secretary of the treasury said he had no problem with letting tax cuts expire for wealthy Americans. "It's responsible to let the tax cuts expire that just go to 2% to 3% of Americans, the highest-earning Americans." Responsible? Quite the contrary. Indeed, letting taxes rise on the most productive Americans is the most irresponsible thing our government could be doing right now....
  • Remarks by the President on Unemployment Insurance (Obama's failed economy in his words)

    07/26/2010 10:30:44 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 23 replies · 2+ views
    white house.gov ^ | July 19, 2010 | Office of the Press Secretary
    ThatÂ’s why itÂ’s so essential to pass the unemployment insurance extension that comes up for a vote tomorrow. We need to pass it for men like Jim Chukalas, whoÂ’s with me here today. Jim worked as a parts manager at a Honda dealership until about two years ago. HeÂ’s posted resumes everywhere. HeÂ’s gone door-to-door looking for jobs. But he hasnÂ’t gotten a single interview. HeÂ’s trying to be strong for his two young kids, but now that heÂ’s exhausted his unemployment benefits, thatÂ’s getting harder to do. We need to pass it for women like Leslie Macko, who lost...
  • Maryland Becomes Second State to Offer Federally Funded Abortions Under Obamacare

    07/19/2010 2:37:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 2+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | July 16, 2010 | by Matt Cover
    SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) - Maryland will join Pennsylvania as the second state to use federal tax dollars to pay for abortions under the new health care law signed by President Barack Obama in March, according to information released by Maryland’s State Health Insurance Plan. Maryland will receive $85 million in federal funds for its federally mandated high-risk insurance pool, which will cover abortions. As CNSNews.com reported on July 14, Pennsylvania will receive $160 million in federal funds for its high-risk insurance pool, which will also cover abortions."
  • U.S. TO FUND RADICAL FEMINIST GROUP

    07/19/2010 2:11:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    ONE NEWS NOW ^ | July 18, 2010, 4:20 am | by Charlie Butts
    SNIPPET: "The United Nations has created a super agency for feminists, but one female leader thinks it's unnecessary. The U.N. General Assembly recently voted to consolidate four different groups into a single one that could eventually be fueled by a $1 billion a year, and many of those dollars would come from the U.S." SNIPPET: "Many countries where abortion is limited or illegal have been pressured by to legalize it. That is currently being played out in Kenya, where a constitution before voters is pushing for legalized abortion. The United States is pumping money into that campaign as well."
  • Obama's Christianity Requires As a Politician He Redistributes White America's Wealth

    07/16/2010 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's Christianity Requires As a Politician He Redistributes White America's Wealth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwEHyHyPZFs Naked Emepror News
  • Remarks by the President on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

    07/14/2010 6:45:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | July 13, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-national-hivaids-strategy Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 13, 2010 Remarks by the President on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy East Room 6:10 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! Hello! (Applause.) Hello. Hello, hello, hello. Hello. Well, good evening, everybody. This is a pretty feisty group here. (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, President! THE PRESIDENT: Love you back. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Well, it is a privilege to speak with all of you. Welcome to the White House. Let...
  • Gov't awards $234 million in AmeriCorps expansion

    06/07/2010 6:55:13 AM PDT · by MollyKuehl · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Washington Post ^ | ANN SANNER
  • Remarks by President Obama and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority after Meeting

    06/09/2010 5:54:17 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 144+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | June 9, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-obama-and-president-abbas-palestinian-authority-after-meeting Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 09, 2010 Remarks by President Obama and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority after Meeting Oval Office 11:58 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Be careful, careful. Before I begin, I know that there was just a vote in the United Nations Security Council. I'm going to comment on that separately. I don't want to detract from the topic at hand here. So for reporters who are interested in that issue, I...
  • The Federal Fat Police

    05/14/2010 1:59:29 AM PDT · by verklaring · 23 replies · 725+ views
    CNS news ^ | Penny Starr,
    ...The grant-receiving states would be required to mandate that all health care providers in the state determine the Body Mass Index of all their patients in the 2-to-18 age bracket and then report that information to the state government. The state government, in turn, would be required to report the information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for analysis....
  • Obama: Is He Helping Or Hurting Your Business?

    04/17/2010 6:14:39 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 24 replies · 800+ views
    ChannelWeb ^ | March 29, 2010 | Steven Burke
    Obama: Is He Helping Or Hurting Your Business? Timothy Shea has been providing IT solutions for 21 years and has never worked as hard or felt as much economic pressure. Shea, CEO and senior consultant at Alpha NetSolutions, a solution provider based in Marlborough, Mass., says his income as the owner of an "S" corporation that files a personal tax return has dropped 25 percent from 2007 to 2009. At the same time, the health-care costs for his eight-employee, $1.2 million business have doubled over the past three years. Shea is one of many small-business solution providers interviewed for this...
  • Madam Pelosi's House Of Ill Repute

    03/22/2010 4:49:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,096+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    The Vote: Conned by the promise of an ephemeral executive order, the last holdouts cave and ObamaCare advances. It doesn't add a single doctor or hospital room, but needs 17,000 new IRS agents to enforce it. Congressman Bart Stupak, D-Mich., spent months spelling out in minute detail how the Senate version of the health care overhaul permitted federal funding of abortion through its failure to expressly prohibit it. In the end, he cashed in his principles for an unenforceable executive order that is trumped by the Senate bill he voted to pass. An executive order is not the law of...
  • 'I Want My Free M.D.'

    04/07/2010 5:25:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 1,430+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 7, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Dependency: The Democrats' reform bill had hardly become law before doctors and insurers began getting calls asking about free health care. The growing sense of entitlement is disheartening, to say the least. 'Where do we get the free ObamaCare, and how do I sign up for that?" That's what Carrie McLean, an agent for eHealthInsurance.com, told McClatchy newspapers she's been hearing from callers. She said that the company's phone center has been "inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage." The McClatchy reporter also talked to Sandra Preston, a state employee in...
  • The Fight to Stop Violence Against Women Continues

    04/02/2010 10:23:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 428+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | April 02, 2010 at 05:08 PM EDT | Posted by Lynn Rosenthal
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/04/02/fight-stop-violence-against-women-continues Home • The White House Blog The Fight to Stop Violence Against Women Continues Posted by Lynn Rosenthal on April 02, 2010 at 05:08 PM EDT This week, the Vice President took his commitment to ending violence against women to Peoria, Illinois where he spoke at the Center for the Prevention of Abuse’s Partners in Peace awards. The 1100 member audience was mesmerized by the Vice President’s story about his early efforts to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The first VAWA hearing was held on June 20, 1990, and over...
  • Congress Votes to Socialize Health Care in United States

    03/22/2010 1:44:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,397+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Monday, March 22, 2010 | By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
    "Congress Votes to Socialize Health Care in United States" Monday, March 22, 2010 By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief SNIPPET: "According to the CBO, by 2016, the cheapest family health care plan that Americans will be required to buy under the law will cost $12,000 per year. The average family plan will cost $15,200. A family of four making $88,201 per year—or more than 400 percent of the poverty level—will not receive any federal subsidy to purchase such a plan. They will pay taxes, however, to subsidize the health care purchases of people earning less than 400 percent of poverty. According...
  • Not Your Parents' PTA (Muslim-like charter school)

    02/27/2010 11:15:16 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 4 replies · 435+ views
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 02/28/10 | John Hinderaker
    We've written a number of times about Minnesota's Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA), a charter school that appears to be Muslim in all but name, and is closely affiliated with, if not an alter ego of, the radical Muslim American Society. The American Civil Liberties Union is engaged in litigation against TIZA, in which the ACLU alleges that the school unconstitutionally promotes religion at taxpayer expense. That litigation has gotten quite bitter. Our friend Kathy Kersten has done more than anyone else to shed light on TIZA and its relationship with the Muslim American Society through her columns in the...
  • The Real Cost Of ObamaCare

    02/24/2010 4:45:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 303+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: The linchpin of ObamaCare 2.0 is that 31 million uninsured will be covered at little added cost. But in fact, White House estimates for low costs are based on little more than accounting tricks. The president's plan "puts our budget and economy on a more stable path by reducing the deficit by $100 billion over the next 10 years — and about $1 trillion over the second decade — by cutting government overspending and reining in waste, fraud and abuse," the White House says on its Web site. Sound too good to be true? It is. None of...
  • REV. PETERSON: “IS THIS THE WHITE HOUSE, OR BIG MAMMA’S HOUSE?

    02/16/2010 1:27:16 PM PST · by NewDestiny · 21 replies · 1,122+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 2/16/10 | Ermias Alemayehu
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!!! February 16, 2010 Contact: (323) 556-2623 REV. PETERSON: “IS THIS THE WHITE HOUSE, OR BIG MAMMA’S HOUSE?” LOS ANGELES—Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, is criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign targeting childhood obesity as one more attempt by the administration to control and encroach on the freedoms of the American people. The following is Rev. Peterson’s statement regarding this matter:
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Filing 250 Tax Returns for Dead People

    02/05/2010 12:59:00 PM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 21 replies · 865+ views
    WebCPA ^ | January 27, 2010 | WebCPA Staff
    Man Pleads Guilty to Filing 250 Tax Returns for Dead People Riverside, Calif. (January 27, 2010) By WebCPA Staff A California man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. after he was accused of filing at least 250 tax returns of deceased individuals. Haroon Amin of Upland, Calif., pleaded guilty Monday to the charges. He was indicted, along with Ather Ali of Diamond Bar, Calif., in December 2008. The two were accused of filing the returns in 2002 and 2003 falsely stating that the deceased individuals earned wages from which income tax was withheld. The false returns claimed...
  • City looks to insure sex-change procedures

    02/04/2010 3:21:28 AM PST · by kingattax · 11 replies · 487+ views
    KATU ^ | Feb 3, 2010 | Margy Lynch
    PORTLAND, Ore. - The city of Portland wants to expand its medical coverage for employees who want to get a sex change, a move that will cost $108,000 a year. According to Mayor Sam Adam’s spokesman, Roy Kaufmann, the city would pay 95 percent of the cost for the procedure and leave the remaining five percent for employees to pay out of pocket. He said it would cover a lifetime benefit of $75,000 for each employee who gets gender reassignment surgery. Employees covered under the city’s core plan would pay about $20 a year more in premiums. It’s an effort...
  • White House Announces Global Technology and Innovation Fund

    10/24/2009 2:45:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,748+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | October 23, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 23, 2009 White House Announces Global Technology and Innovation Fund During his speech in Cairo on June 4, the President announced that the United States would "launch a new fund to support technological development in Muslim-majority countries." As the latest step in delivering on this commitment, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation announced this week a call for proposals for a Global Technology and Innovation Fund. This fund will help catalyze and facilitate private sector investments that promote...
  • Officials Consider Role in Haiti Beyond Immediate Relief

    01/27/2010 7:01:34 PM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies · 235+ views
    DEFENSE.gov - AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE ^ | January 27, 2010 | By John J. Kruzel
    Note: The following text is a quote: Officials Consider Role in Haiti Beyond Immediate Relief By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2010 – The U.S. government still is figuring out the details of American assistance in Haiti, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said here today, noting that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and President Barack Obama discussed the issue yesterday. “I think that everybody would say by now that the aid is flowing in a very productive and helpful fashion,” Morrell told Pentagon reporters. “But the question now becomes, now that this immediate relief has...
  • ...High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati

    01/27/2010 6:41:40 PM PST · by Cindy · 48 replies · 1,084+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | January 27, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text (minus the graph) is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-cleveland-columbus Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 27, 2010 Fact Sheet: High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Cleveland - Columbus - Dayton - Cincinnati Awardees: Ohio Department of Transportation Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $400,000,000 Benefiting State: Ohio Miles of Track: New - 250 miles This new corridor connects four major metropolitan areas in Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati. This significant route, named the “3C Corridor,” has a length of 250 miles and will serve...
  • OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE $8 BILLION HIGH-SPEED RAIL PLAN AFTER STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

    01/27/2010 4:18:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 150 replies · 3,011+ views
    (AP) via CNS NEWS ^ | January 27, 2010 | Julie Pace, AP
    "Obama to Announce $8 Billion High-Speed Rail Plan After State of the Union Speech" Wednesday, January 27, 2010 By Julie Pace, Associated Press SNIPPET: "Washington (AP) - A day after delivering a State of the Union address aimed at showing recession-weary Americans he understands their struggles, President Barack Obama intends to award $8 billion in stimulus funds to develop high-speed rail corridors and sell the program as a jobs creator. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce grants for 13 major corridors during a town hall meeting in Tampa, Fla., Thursday..."
  • [Senate Vote Update: Passed 60 Aye 39 No] Senate Poised to Pass Health Care Reform (Live 7AM)

    12/24/2009 3:58:44 AM PST · by SE Mom · 277 replies · 11,042+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 24 December 2009
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are poised to pass a landmark health care bill that could define President Barack Obama's legacy and usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in U.S. history. Ahead lie complex talks with the House to reach final legislation in the new year. "We stand on the doorstep of history," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. "We recognize that, but much more importantly, we stand so close to making so many individual lives better." The vote Thursday on the bill extending health care coverage to some 31 million uninsured Americans brings Obama...
  • Democrats Ensure America Will No Longer Be the Last Best Hope of Earth

    12/22/2009 2:34:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies · 1,737+ views
    TOWNHALL.com - Column by Dennis Prager ^ | December 22, 2009 | by Dennis Prager
    Tuesday, December 22, 2009 "Democrats Ensure America Will No Longer Be the Last Best Hope of Earth" by Dennis Prager SNIPPET: "As the passage of the bill that will start the process of nationalizing health care in America becomes almost inevitable, so, too, the process of undoing America's standing as The Last Best Hope of Earth will have begun." SNIPPET: "Just as the left has waged war on America's Judeo-Christian roots, it has waged war on individual liberty and responsibility." SNIPPET: "Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are right about one thing -- they are indeed making history. But...
  • WhiteHouse.gov Plays Media Critic: Calls Krauthammer’s Washington Post Column 'Wholly Inaccurate'

    11/27/2009 11:20:20 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 58 replies · 3,369+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 28, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Well, it's not quite as bad as Paul Krugman critiquing the Fox Business Network, but a little troubling because tax dollars are being spent to undertake such an effort. A Nov. 27 post by incoming White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer on the The White House Blog attempted to fact check a Nov. 27 column by Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, proving the left-wing noise machine isn't the only shop in Washington, D.C. criticizing conservative voices (h/t Amanda Carpenter of The Washington Times). "In today's Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer takes great pains to paint a bleak picture of health care...
  • On Friday, November 6, 2009, the President signed into law:

    11/07/2009 8:33:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 589+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | November 6, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 6, 2009 On Friday, November 6, 2009, the President signed into law: H.J.Res. 26, which proclaims Casimir Pulaski to be an honorary citizen of the United States posthumously; H.R. 1209, the “Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Act of 2009,” which requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue coins in recognition and celebration of the establishment of the Medal of Honor in 1861; H.R. 3548, the “Worker, Homeownership, and Business...
  • Obama to surrender US sovereignty at UN global warming conference

    10/19/2009 1:23:16 AM PDT · by unspun · 109 replies · 5,734+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 10/19/2009 | James Simpson
    Not content with his humiliation at Copenhagen, Denmark this past September, President Obama will be traveling there again in December to attend the UN COP15 Climate Change Conference. This agreement would commit the United States to punitive and expensive greenhouse gas regulations dictated by the United Nations without recourse. COP stands for "Conference of the Parties" and the December Copenhagen conference will be the 15th under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), hence COP15. According to their website, it will be one of the largest conferences ever held outside the New York or Geneva headquarters, with an...
  • Streaming at 12:30: PERAB Meeting on Tax Reform

    09/30/2009 3:20:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 345+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2009 AT 5:59 AM | Posted by Austan Goolsbee
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2009 AT 5:59 AM Streaming at 12:30: PERAB Meeting on Tax Reform Posted by Austan Goolsbee Today, the tax subgroup of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB) will hold a meeting to gather ideas on tax reform. It will be the first of several such meetings. The meeting will center on tax simplification and will be live streamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live. I wanted to take the opportunity to explain why we assembled this subgroup, what areas the PERAB tax reform subgroup will focus on...
  • President and First Lady Travel 4,000 Miles to Lobby for Olympics - in Separate Planes

    09/30/2009 3:02:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies · 4,501+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | by Penny Starr
    SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are both traveling to Copenhagen this week to promote Chicago's bid to host to the 2016 Olympic Games--and they will be making the 3,979-mile trip on separate airplanes." SNIPPET: "As reported earlier by CNSNews.com, a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report cited two cost estimates for an hour of air travel by the president, vice president and first lady. One estimate comes from the White House Military Office, the other from the U.S. Air Force. Using the CRS cost estimates and the inflation adjuster from the Bureau of Labor Statisitcs,...
  • Vice President Biden Announces Finalized $535 Million Loan Guarantee for Solyndra [WHITEHOUSE.GOV]

    09/05/2009 10:53:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,855+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | September 4, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President ___________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 4, 2009 Vice President Biden Announces Finalized $535 Million Loan Guarantee for Solyndra Recovery Act funding will accelerate job creation and help expand marketplace for innovative solar electric panels FREMONT, CA – Vice President Joe Biden, appearing via satellite from Washington D.C., today announced the Department of Energy has finalized a $535 million loan guarantee for Solyndra, Inc., which manufactures innovative cylindrical solar photovoltaic panels that provide clean, renewable energy. The funding will finance construction of the...
  • Green Impact Zone

    08/31/2009 3:53:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 264+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | Posted by Adolfo Carrión, Jr.
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG MONDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2009 AT 6:13 PM Green Impact Zone Posted by Adolfo Carrión, Jr. We have just arrived in Kansas City where, tomorrow, we will continue our discussion of smart growth and smart planning for America’s metropolitan areas. Special Assistant to the President on Urban Policy Derek Douglas, Special Advisor for Green Jobs Van Jones, and I will be joined by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Transportation Deputy Secretary John Porcari. Together, we will meet with local elected officials, stakeholders, and community members to discuss the development of the Green Impact Zone, an...
  • Feds get $28B in broadband stimulus requests

    08/30/2009 4:59:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 764+ views
    Sacramento.BizJournals.com ^ | Friday, August 28, 2009, 9:03am PDT | by Patrick Hoge San Francisco Business Times
    SNIPPET: "When including about $10.5 billion in matching funds committed by the applicants, the total price tag for the proposed broadband projects topped $38 billion. The Recovery Act provided a total of $7.2 billion to the two agencies to expand broadband services, of which NTIA will use $4.7 billion, largely to deploy broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas, and RUS will invest $2.5 billion to facilitate broadband deployment in primarily rural communities. Approximately $2.4 billion from RUS and up to $1.6 billion from NTIA is available in this first grant round."
  • Feds: Stimulus money sent to 4,000 cons

    08/26/2009 6:55:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 1,557+ views
    BostonHerald.com ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | Laura Crimaldi
    One day after the Herald reported some surprised Bay State inmates - including murderers and rapists - were cashing in $250 stimulus checks, federal officials revealed the same behind-bars bonus was mailed to nearly 4,000 cons nationwide. A federal watchdog is now probing how the cons were cut the checks. The same cash also may have been sent to fugitive felons, people kicked out of the country and even individuals now deceased. It’s all part of the massive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - and what is becoming an accounting nightmare for red-faced feds. “President Obama’s $787 billion...
  • USDA Launches New Rural Tour Site, Ways to Stay Connected

    08/17/2009 1:00:50 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 358+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | August 17, 2009 | Posted by Amanda Eamich
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG MONDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 2009 AT 2:25 PM USDA Launches New Rural Tour Site, Ways to Stay Connected Posted by Amanda Eamich Today is a very exciting day. We rolled out a new Rural Tour web site to enhance public engagement and share information from the road. There has been such a positive reception to the Rural Tour events, we needed a new way to connect with individuals across the nation beyond the actual events. That's where new media comes in. It's much more than sending...
  • U.S. Taxpayers Fund Pro-Hamas Propaganda

    08/06/2009 3:15:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 344+ views
    With the federal government facing trillions of dollars in red ink, one might think that the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), which receives upwards of $30 million a year from the taxpayers, would want to show Congress it wasn't squandering money on propaganda for terrorist groups like Hamas. But that hasn't happened.
  • Obama Plans Community-College Initiative

    07/14/2009 8:52:23 AM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 15 replies · 622+ views
    WSJ ^ | 07/14/09
    President Barack Obama plans to announce a community-college initiative designed to boost graduation rates, improve facilities and develop new technology. The effort will involve $12 billion in spending spread over the next 10 years. While small compared to the $100 billion in stimulus money the Obama administration has to spend on education, it would mark a substantive increase in direct federal spending on community colleges. A recent report by the Brookings Institution, a liberal think tank, estimated the federal government provides community colleges with about $2 billion a year in direct support, about a tenth of what it spends on...
  • Statement by the President on the Health Care Reform Legislation Passed Today...

    07/15/2009 3:23:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 40 replies · 2,620+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | July 15, 2009 | n/a
    Notes: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 15, 2009 Statement by the President on the Health Care Reform Legislation Passed Today by the Senate HELP Committee "Today, thanks to the unyielding passion and inspiration provided by Senator Edward Kennedy, the HELP committee he chairs has produced a proposal that will finally lower health care costs, provide better care for patients, and ensure fair treatment of consumers by the insurance industry. Like the legislation produced by the House of Representatives, this proposal would offer Americans...
  • House Democrats Will Seek Massive $540 Billion Tax Increase—Announcement Came Late Friday Afternoon

    07/11/2009 9:59:13 AM PDT · by FromLori · 40 replies · 1,873+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7/11/09
    Despite a still-lagging U.S. economy and rising unemployment rate, House Democrats announced late yesterday that they will seek a massive increase in federal income taxes to help pay for the national health-care reform proposal that President Obama is urging Congress to enact this summer. House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D.-N.Y.)revealed late Friday afternoon that House Democrats will seek to increase income taxes by $540 billion. The move, which had been discussed earlier in the week by House Democrats, broke in an Associated Press story that was published at 4:14 PM Eastern Daylight time on Friday afternoon (or 8:14...