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  • Obama Ignored Federal Law, Approved $310 Million To ‘Help’ Illegal Immigrants

    12/08/2018 5:45:12 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | DECEMBER 8, 2018 AT 4:09PM | KARA PENDLETON
    On more than one occasion, former President Barack Obama and others have referred to his presidency as “scandal-free,” or “not having any significant scandals.” In the video below, Obama claims that his presidency has not had “the kinds of scandals that have plagued other administrations.” Obama Ignored Federal Law, Approved $310 Million To ‘Help’ Illegal Immigrants Former President Barack ObamaScott Olson / Getty Images Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Wisconsin Democratic candidates during a rally at North Division High School on October 26, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. About 3,500 people attended the capacity event and another 600 watched from...
  • Silence Greets Iran Ballistic Missile Launch

    12/07/2018 6:06:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    NY Sun ^ | December 7, 2018 | By BENNY AVNI
    Iran on Saturday launched a ballistic missile that can deliver nukes — and the near-complete silence of the press aside, it’s a big deal. The latest test disclosed, once more, the flaws in the Iranian nuclear deal and the confusion of our European allies, who are alarmed by the mullahs’ behavior but fear losing the deal that enables it. “The Iranian regime has just test-fired a medium range ballistic missile that’s capable of carrying multiple warheads,” Secretary of State Pompeo tweeted Sunday, adding: “This test violates UNSCR 2231” — the United Nations Security Council resolution that made the nuclear deal...
  • The Perpetual Presidency

    12/06/2018 6:29:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | December 6, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Former President Barack Obama recently continued his series of public broadsides against his successor, President Donald Trump. Obama's charges are paradoxical. On one hand, Obama seems to believe that he, rather than Trump, should be credited with the current economic boom and the emergence of the United States as the world's largest energy producer. But Obama also has charged that Trump's policies are pernicious and failing. Apparently, Obama believes that all of Trump's successes are due to Obama, and all of Trump's setbacks are his own. Obama certainly forgets the old rule: Presidents, fairly or not, get both credit and...
  • FLOTUS Friday: Remembrance Edition

    12/07/2018 4:41:49 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-7-18 | MOTUS
    FLOTUS and President Trump, represented us well this week:First at the Capital Rotunda where George H. W. Bush way lying in state:Later at the state funeral held at the National Cathedral where politics were mostly set aside and the Bushes, Trumps and Obamas all graciously came together to honor George H. W. Bush’s life:Apparently there was not quite enough graciousness to go around:What is it with those crazy eyes?Then again last night, as POTUS and FLOTUS hosted the annual White House Hanukkah celebration where Holocaust survivors were honored and Jewish supporters of the President led a “four more years!” chant...
  • Obama OK’d $310 million in free legal advice to illegal immigrants

    12/06/2018 2:01:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 55 replies ^ | December 6, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    The Obama administration approved $310 million in free legal advice to young illegal immigrants despite federal law barring charging taxpayers for helping immigrants avoid deportation, according to a new report. The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that the funding was provided to a top legal defense group to help unaccompanied alien children under the age of 18 land with a sponsor in the U.S. In 2015 and 2016, contracts reviewed by IRLI showed that several worth $310 million went to one nonprofit legal group, the Vera Institute of Justice. A top director has ties to liberal philanthropist George Soros.
  • Collusion? Trump Calls Putin’s Bluff On INF Treaty

    12/06/2018 12:09:55 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-06-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Well, here we go again with President Trump giving more evidence of collusion with the Russians by announcing withdrawal from the INF Treaty that I noted in August 2015 President Obama’s “flexibility” was allowing Vladimir Putin to violate with impunity: Russian officials on Wednesday warned of "retaliation" to the U.S. decision to walk out of a key arms treaty U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a NATO meeting Tuesday that Washington will suspend its obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) in 60 days, citing Russian "cheating."… The U.S. has shared intelligence evidence with its NATO allies...
  • So Long President George H. W. Bush, And Thanks For All the Broccoli

    12/06/2018 5:59:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-6-18 | MOTUS
    As our 41st President, George H. W. Bush, is laid to his final rest today let it be noted that his hatred of broccoli will not die with him:“The man couldn't stomach vegetables, especially broccoli. And by the way, he passed these genetic defects along to us.” - George W. Bush, eulogy of his father George H. W. BushIndeed, GHWB’s deep-seated hatred goes way back, as reported in the NYT in 1990: President Bush declared today that he never, ever, wants to see another sprig of broccoli on his plate, whether he is on Air Force One or at the...
  • Obama's FBI brass hollowed out, after latest resignation of key official

    12/05/2018 5:54:14 PM PST · by bitt · 31 replies ^ | 12/5/2018 | Brooke Singman
    Another top FBI official who helped oversee the Trump-Russia and Clinton email investigations is retiring, as the last traces of the bureau's embattled leadership team that once stood under Barack Obama's presidency disappear. The official, Bill Priestap, will retire from his post as assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division by the end of the year. “Assistant Director Bill Priestap became eligible to retire and has chosen to do so after 20 years of service,” an FBI spokesperson told Fox News on Wednesday. Priestap, who participated in the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the FBI’s initial...
  • French Citizens SHOCK Leftists with Chant “We want Trump!”

    12/03/2018 5:51:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | 12/3/2018 | Kevin Jackson
    How often can I be right? As much as President Trump said Americans will win. As France burns from years of socialist rule, America goes through a Renaissance. The difference is America elected a real leader and not a chump. We watched for 8 years as our black version of Emmanuel Macron ruined the country. Over $8 trillion worthless dollars printed then pumped into an anemic economy, and the black Boy Wonder felt like a rock star. As one comedian put it, “We told you Obama was Superman, but we forgot to tell you he didn’t know how to fly.”...
  • investigate Obama allowing a terrorist drug-running operation instead of Russian collusion

    12/03/2018 2:08:10 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2018 | Jack Hellner
    Shortened title. Full title: Shouldn't we investigate Obama allowing a terrorist drug-running operation instead of fictional Russian collusion? Recently, we have seen that life expectancy has gone down significantly in the U.S. due to drug overdoses. Isn't it time that journalists did significant reporting on how Obama stopped a years-old Justice Department investigation into drug-running by the terrorist group Hezb'allah to appease Iran? The Islamist militant group Hezbollah exploded into a major cocaine trafficker for the United States over the past decade – and it happened under former President Barack Obama's watch to help score a nuclear deal with Iran,...
  • Obama Claims Credit for U.S. Energy Boom Since He Left Office [semi-satire]

    12/03/2018 8:34:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Concerned that President Trump “might unjustly be credited with the country’s current energy boom” former President Obama hastened to point out to voters that “none of what we are seeing today would’ve been possible if not for the actions taken during my administration.” “For eight years my administration did everything it could to suppress energy production in the United States,” Obama pointed out. “We blocked coal production. We discouraged fracking. We denied drilling permits wherever we could. We prevented pipeline and refinery construction. When I left office, gasoline was nearly $4 per gallon. The energy sector was languishing under our...
  • The Storm Is Coming: Don’t Forget Your Mukluks

    12/03/2018 5:50:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-3-18 | MOTUS
    Be strong Paris, Michelle Obama has cancelled her visit to the city of light. Former first lady Michelle Obama announced Sunday she would skip two upcoming European stops on her book tour to attend the funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush. It’s a pity she won’t be there to experience first hand the the rioting taking place in Paris against the policies of Emmanuel Macron, aka “the French Obama.” I feel confident the people of Paris will forgive her for taking a pass. Now if she were cancelling her appearances back home, where her groupies are strong, that...
  • Michelle Obama Unleashed: About Women ‘Leaning In’:

    12/02/2018 6:06:14 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 101 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 2, 2018 | Tamar Auber
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama offered a candid assessment of the reality of trying to balance a marriage and a career and the idea of ‘leaning in.'” “Marriage still ain’t equal, y’all. It ain’t equal. I tell women that whole ‘you can have it all’—mmm, nope, not at the same time,” Mrs. Obama said Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night. “That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that shit doesn’t work all the time.”
  • Curtains for the Clintons

    12/01/2018 8:08:15 PM PST · by bitt · 89 replies ^ | 12/1/2018 | maureen dowd
    The snow is falling lightly. My thoughts are racing darkly. I’m feeling something foreign, something I’ve never felt before. It takes me a moment to identify it. I’m feeling sorry for the Clintons. In the 27 years I’ve covered Bill and Hillary, I’ve experienced a range of emotions. They’ve dazzled me and they’ve disgusted me. But now they’re mystifying me. I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight. It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last...
  • Trump to approve weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain blocked by Obama

    02/08/2017 7:26:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Guy Taylor
    The Trump administration is poised to move quickly to approve major weapons packages for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain that President Obama blocked during his final months in office over human rights concerns in both nations, U.S. officials and congressional sources say.
  • Judge OKs sanctuary cities, rules anti-sanctuary law unconstitutional

    12/01/2018 6:53:32 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge in New York has ruled the Trump sanctuary city crackdown illegal Friday — but even went further and also ruled the law Congress passed requiring information-sharing is unconstitutional. Judge Edgardo Ramos‘ decision frees sanctuary jurisdictions in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington, Massachusetts and Virginia to continue their policies without fear of losing federal money. The judge said the Trump administration attempted to write new conditions of cooperation, including notifying the feds of illegal immigrants ready for pickup, beyond what Congress had authorized. He said it is up to Congress to decide those conditions. “The...
  • The Nerve: Obama Takes Credit for America’s Energy Independence

    11/30/2018 1:43:19 PM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 30, 2018 | Jack Cashill
    "Suddenly America is like the biggest oil producer, the biggest gas producer,” said Barack Obama in an impromptu remark at Rice University on Tuesday. “That was me, people." After a minute of additional economic boasts, Obama instructed the audience, “Say ‘thank you.’” Here was the essential Obama on display: smug, verbally maladroit, and shockingly dishonest. If America increased its energy production while Obama was in the White House, it was despite of his policies, not because of them. In a June 2010 speech after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Obama reminded America that “part of the...
  • Ex-Shell President John Hofmeister: Obama 'had nothing to do' with oil-and-gas boom

    11/30/2018 12:03:12 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister is pouring cold water on former President Barack Obama’s claims that he’s responsible for the country’s boom in oil and gas production. Mr. Obama on Tuesday told the audience at a gala for Rice University’s Baker Institute that he deserved credit for the oil-and-gas boom that his successor, President Trump, is now enjoying. “You wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was president,” the former president said to applause. “That whole — suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas — that was me, people.”
  • Corker, Menendez Push Effort to ‘Neuter’ Trump’s Broadcasting Chief

    11/30/2018 11:27:03 AM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 30, 2018 | Susan Crabtree
    Bill would protect Obama holdovers at VOA, other entities. Outgoing Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) is teeing up another parting shot to President Trump by facilitating an effort to undermine his choice to lead the nation's taxpayer-funded global broadcasting operation, according to several GOP sources. The same day Corker rebuked Trump by supporting a bill forcing the United States to withdraw from Yemen, the vocal Trump critic quietly held a Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote approving a bill that would greatly curtail the power of Michael Pack, the incoming new head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, or USAGM....
  • Thousands moved out for a new GM factory; now it's closing

    11/30/2018 5:59:21 AM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018. | David Shepardson;
    General Motors Co on Monday pulled the plug on the Chevrolet Volt hybrid and the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant that builds it, both examples of a costly gamble that is not paying off. GM’s widely touted factory of the future, forced on a town desperate for jobs and hailed decades later by former resident Barack Obama, is set to wind down over the next few years, leaving beleaguered Hamtramck wondering what happened. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said at a news conference Monday that he told GM chief executive Mary Barra Monday that “we moved thousands of people out of that neighborhood...