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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dick Cheney: Barack Obama 'trying to pretend'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of “trying to pretend we are not at war” with terrorists... more

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Administration Warns of 'Command-and-Control' Regulation Over Emissions

The Obama administration is warning Congress that if it doesn't move to regulate greenhouse gases, the Environmental Protection Agency will take a "command-and-control" role over the process in way that could hurt business. more

Obama bashes America during Nobel acceptance speech

Continuing the hot 2009 Obama tour in Oslo, Norway, the president again reached out to the world to let them know that the United States would reserve the right to act unilaterally to defend our country, but mentions again that we have not followed the rules ourselves. more

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Does Obama have it in for Britain?

He insults our troops and PM while sucking up to the French and Germans. But, says NILE GARDINER, the President needs to remember who his friends are . . .
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Monday, December 7, 2009

PROMISES, PROMISES: A closed meeting on openness

It's hardly the image of transparency the Obama administration wants to project: A workshop on government openness is closed to the public. more

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Obama refused to be photographed with F-22

How petty can the White House get in setting up Barack Obama’s photo ops? According to Foreign Policy, petty enough to refuse to be photographed with America’s most advanced fighter. more

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

7 stories Barack Obama doesn't want told

Presidential politics is about storytelling. Presented with a vivid storyline, voters naturally tend to fit every new event or piece of information into a picture that is already neatly framed in their minds. more

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanks for the Memories

Betrayal: How Obama stabbed Greg Craig in the back.
In the back of the room, back where they were parched, back where no water or coffee was served for the two-hour meeting, sat Greg Craig, the White House counsel who was a ghostly presence, given his death by a thousand leaks. more

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The White House's unprecedented use of 'unprecedented'

The Obama White House is addicted to the “unprecedented.” more

Monday, November 23, 2009

Anti-Obama billboard stirs controversy

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - Call it Freedom of Speech. A billboard recently erected in Wheat Ridge compares President Barack Obama to a terrorist and questions his U.S. citizenship. more

Sunday, November 22, 2009

SNL: Obama & Jintao Press Conference in Beijing (VIDEO)

While this parody may have gone a tiny bit too far it shows what is really going on. Now, replace Mr. Jintao with US taxpayer and you will have a real picture. VIDEO Let's not miss the "fact checking" by CNN which will come soon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Outrage in Washington over Obama's Japan bow

News photos of President Barack Obama bowing to Japan's emperor have incensed critics here, who said the US leader should stand tall when representing America overseas.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Why Europe Feels Rejected by Obama

Why would an American president not come to a celebration marking the fall of the Berlin Wall, and with it, the triumphant end of the Cold War — one of the high points of the United States’ and Europe’s common 20th-century history?
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Obama addresses Berlin on the fall of the Wall

“Few would have foreseen … that a united Germany would be led by a woman from Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent. But human destiny is what human beings make of it,” Obama said.
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Copy of this video at BBC.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting

President Obama didn't wait long after Tuesday's devastating elections to give critics another reason to question his leadership, but this time the subject matter was more grim than a pair of governorships.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Krauthammer: Obama attacks on Bush “disgusting”

When does a President stop blaming his predecessor and start taking responsibility for his own actions?
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

'Obama Is Average'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Charles Krauthammer, the leading voice of America's conservative intellectuals, discusses Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, the president's failures and the state of the United Nations and the international community.
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Obama Told House Democrat He Wasn’t Talking about House Health Bill When He Told Congress ‘Our Plan’ Doesn’t Fund Abortion

...he was not talking about the actual bill drafted in the House but about the president’s own health care plan—which has never been written.
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'Man Up, Obama' and Other Nonsense

Our liberal op-ed writers don't think a president from Chicago is tough enough. Mr. Obama already has manned up. He's told the left wing of the Democratic Party that he's running the show, not them.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

From the people who brought us the swine flu vaccine shortage - Government-run health care!

The same government that only weeks ago promised abundant supplies of swine flu vaccine by mid-October will be running your health care system under Obamacare.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Barack Obama must stop campaigning and start governing

While campaigning could centre around soaring rhetoric, governing is altogether messier. It involves tough, unpopular choices and cutting deals with opponents. It requires doing things rather than talking about them, let alone just being. Mr Obama is showing little appetite for this.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cheney: Stop 'dithering' over Afghanistan

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday night accused the White House of dithering over the strategy for the war in Afghanistan and urged President Barack Obama to "do what it takes to win."
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7 Months After Stimulus 49 of 50 States Have Lost Jobs

republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov:

America Now Over 6 Million Jobs Shy of Administration's Projections
According to the data, 49 States and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since stimulus was enacted. Only North Dakota has seen net job creation following the February 2009 stimulus. While President Obama claimed the result of his stimulus bill would be the creation of 3.5 million jobs, the Nation has already lost a total of 2.7 million – a difference of 6.2 million jobs. To see how stimulus has failed your state, see the table ar republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov (link above).

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Does Obama Believe in Human Rights?

Nobody should get too hung up over President Obama's decision, reported by Der Spiegel over the weekend, to cancel plans to attend next month's 20th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Germany's reunited capital has already served his purposes; why should he serve its?
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Outfoxing Obama

So much for post-partisan politics. Team Obama's attacks on Fox News are petty and childish. Top Bush strategist Nicolle Wallace on why the White House war on cable is backfiring badly.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ObamaCare Debate Risks Lives of More U.S. Troops: Kevin Hassett

President Barack Obama is betting his presidency on the success of his health-care bill. The politics of health care may now be costing troops their lives in Afghanistan.
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Excuses wearing thin for Obama, media pals

Have you heard the news? President Obama inherited an economic mess from the Bush administration.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Keeping the Fox out of the White House

Apparently, the Obama White House believes in diplomacy with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad but not Glenn Beck.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Whiner-in-Chief

The Obama administration really needs to get over itself. First, the president and his aides go to war with Fox News because the network maintains a generally anti-Obama slant. Then, an anonymous administration aide attacks bloggers for failing to maintain a sufficiently pro-Obama slant.
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Obama Proven A Pro-Abortion Liar Once Again

President Obama, and his Catholic lackeys, have been proven liars once again. The House had passed the phony Capps amendment, which pays for abortion with federal funds in the public insurance option while simply declaring that they aren't federal funds, even though the abortionist sends his bill to the US Treasury and gets a check therefrom.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This was Barack Obama’s chance

Here was an opportunity to cut himself free, in a stroke, from the baggage that’s weighed his presidency down — the implausible expectations, the utopian dreams, the messianic hoo-ha.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Pravda: The sweet smell of marxism in America

Russian newspaper Pravda has zero appreciation for Barack Obama. Obama, the newspaper says, is trying to bring Marxism to America - and Americans are accepting it because he “radically transforms” their country with a friendly smile on his face.
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Friday, October 9, 2009

Lech Walesa On Obama Peace Prize: “Who? What? So Fast?”

Poland is stunned to see the Nobel Peace Prize given to U.S. President Barack Obama. You can always count on Poland’s outspoken ex-president and its best-know Nobel Prize laureate Lech Walesa to be undiplomatic:

“Who? What? So fast?” a shocked Walesa said when reporters told him about the latest Obama win.
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Story of Obama’s life: “Rather than recognizing concrete achievement…”

Michelle Malkin: From community organizer to Illinois state senator (present!) to U.S. Senator for 143 days before moving into the White House…and now, the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize
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President Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Did We Elect a Beta Male As President?

Barack Obama simply does not have the temperament to confront tyrannical alpha males around the globe...The president's beta-male proclivities are arguably putting the safety of his constituents, the citizens of our country, in serious jeopardy.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Obama wins popularity contests, not much else

President Obama is following the advice of that great philosopher Woody Allen, who once said that “eighty percent of success is showing up.” In health care legislation, foreign relations and, now, the Olympics, Obama believes his very presence is enough to bend the world to his whim.
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Full-Court Press by White House Fails to Sway Committee

The selection of Rio de Janeiro over Chicago for the 2016 Olympics was an embarrassment for President Barack Obama, whose appearance before the International Olympic Committee was the first by a U.S. president.
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On Afghanistan, US military puts Obama on the spot

By openly declaring their views on the Afghan war, US military leaders have placed President Barack Obama in a bind as he faces a fraught decision over the troubled US-led mission.
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Obama’s Olympic failure will only add to doubts about his presidency

There has been a growing narrative taking hold about Barack Obama’s presidency in recent weeks: that he is loved by many, but feared by none; that he is full of lofty vision, but is actually achieving nothing with his grandiloquence.
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Obama’s not-so-secret plan to raise taxes

Does President Obama have a secret plan to raise taxes on middle-class Americans — and,well, pretty much everybody else — with a European-style, value-added tax? Actually, it’s not such a big secret.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Obama, Dictators and democrats

In his Inaugural Address, President Obama spoke directly to the world's rogue nations. "We will extend a hand," he said, "if you are willing to unclench your fist."
Question: How many rogue nations can you hold in one hand? Let's try to count.
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The World Is a Fire Hydrant

In keeping with his campaign promise to talk to America's enemies without precondition, Barack Obama plans to turn his charms on Burma's military junta. Slowly, we're beginning to understand what hope and change were all about. Translation: Sure hope this change works.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Limits of Charisma

Mr. President, please stay off TV. If ubiquity were the measure of a presidency, Barack Obama would already be grinning at us from Mount Rushmore. But of course it is not.
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Sarkozy Smacks Down Obama

The National Post in Canada has published some comments that the French President Sarkozy made about Obama's United Nations speech that I have not seen anywhere else, and they are blistering. They basically take Obama to task for being a sophomoric, wishy-washy, unrealistic boob.
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

All About Obama

Some major presidential speeches deserve to be remembered, quoted and celebrated. Some deserve to be forgotten. A few deserve to be remembered and criticized, because they dishonor the history of presidential rhetoric.
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Obama’s kidding himself about nuclear disarmament

France fully supports your initiative to organize this meeting and the efforts you undertook with Russia to reduce nuclear arsenals. But let us speak frankly – we are here to guarantee peace. We are right to speak of the future, but before the future there is the present, and at present we have two nuclear crises.
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Friday, September 25, 2009

Obama's Swing-State Blues

Not so long ago, Democrats were thrilled by the long length of Barack Obama's coattails. Creigh Deeds would be a lot more thrilled today if he could just step off.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Barack Obama snubs Gordon Brown over private talks

Gordon Brown lurched from being hailed as a global statesman to intense embarrassment tonight, after it emerged US President Barack Obama had turned down no fewer than five requests from Downing Street to hold a bilateral meeting at the United Nations in New York or at the G20 summit starting in Pittsburgh today.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fidel Castro praises Obama on climate change

Barack Obama's call for action on climate change and his admission that rich nations have a particular responsibility to lead has received strong praise from an unusual source — U.S. nemesis Fidel Castro.
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Obama's Afghan troop response is key for Europeans

President Barack Obama's response to a call to commit more U.S. troops to Afghanistan will help determine whether wavering European allies boost their own efforts or look for the exit.
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Obama to world: Don't expect America to fix it all

In a blunt challenge to his nation's critics, President Barack Obama says world leaders who once accused the United States of acting alone must now join with him to solve global crises rather than "wait for America" to lead.
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Obama Says World Not Meeting Responsibilities in Tackling Problems

U.S. President Barack Obama will tell the U.N. General Assembly that the United States cannot solve all the problems of the global community by itself.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Why everyone is saying no to Obama

Everybody is saying no to the American president these days. And it's not just that they're saying no, it's also the way they're saying no. Why is everyone saying no to Obama? It's the economy, stupid.
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Obama the impotent

The disappointment with Barack Obama is tangible – on climate change and financial reform Europe leads while the US lags.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

President Barack Obama is beginning to look out of his depth

It is lovely to feature in other people's dreams. The problem comes when they wake up. Barack Obama is an eloquent, brainy and likeable man with a fascinating biography. He is not George Bush. Those are great qualities. But they are not enough to lead America, let alone the world.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Poles: We've been sold



Translation: We were naive. TREASON! US sold us to Russia and stubbed us in the back.

Did no one at the White House think to look at a calendar?

Did no one at the White House think to look at a calendar to check to see whether their betrayal of Poland and the staunch support it gave the missile defense system just to suck up to Russia might have been better delivered on another day — in fact, any other day?...Now Poles have another reason to mark September 17th.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Obama heads for foreign policy disaster

Convinced of his righteousness, President Obama has set a sure course on foreign policy. It's doubtful he sees the train wreck up ahead.
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Barack Obama surrenders to Russia on Missile Defence

This is bad news for all who care about the US commitment to the transatlantic alliance and the defence of Europe as well as the United States. It represents the appalling appeasement of Russian aggression and a willingness to sacrifice American allies on the altar of political expediency.
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Demise of U.S. shield may embolden Russia hawks

Washington hopes that by backing away from an anti-missile system in east Europe, it will get Russian cooperation on everything from nuclear weapons cuts to efforts to curb Iranian and North Korean nuclear ambitions.
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Obama scrapping missile shield for Czech, Poland

President Barack Obama has decided to scrap plans for a U.S. missile defense shield in the Czech Republic and Poland that had deeply angered Russia, the Czech prime minister confirmed Thursday.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The President is CPR for the GOP

His incessant talking cannot combat what it has caused: An increasing number of Americans do not believe that he believes what he says.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Obama Is Pushing Israel Toward War

Events are fast pushing Israel toward a pre-emptive military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, probably by next spring. Why is the Obama administration doing everything it can to speed the war process along?
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Opinion: So far, Obama's failing miserably

It’s entirely possible — nay, likely — that Obama will lose on all three big issues. He’ll probably take that personally. As he has pushed for the passage of his reforms, his public approval ratings have taken a beating, and voters have started to trust the Republicans more than his party on a host of issues.
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Czarist Washington

The Framers of the Constitution provided a balance of powers to ensure that no individual and no single arm of government could ever wield unchecked authority against the American people. Nearly 250 years later, these critical lines of separation are being obscured by a new class of federal officials. "Czars."
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Obama blows chance to lead - Speech divided rather than united

When, exactly, did the bloom come off the rose? For a good many, I'll bet it was 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, just after President Barack Obama delivered another "sounds good, less filling" speech before a joint session of Congress.
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Technocracy in America

The partisan and misleading speech that President Obama delivered to a joint session of Congress last week revealed the president's preferences--more government mandates, regulations, and taxes--when it comes to refashioning the American health care system. It also showcased the contempt for debate and smug sense of moral and intellectual superiority...
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Tens of Thousands Protest Obama Initiatives and Government Spending

Tens of thousands of conservative protesters, many complaining that the nation is racing toward socialism, massed outside the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, angrily denouncing President Obama's health-care plan and other initiatives as threats to the Constitution.
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Detachment of President Obama

President Obama possesses a distressing detachment from both his words and actions. His cool demeanor now seems cold. His movie star nonchalance, calculated. His soaring rhetoric, the words of a pastor who has long since stopped believing them.
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Where Is Obama’s ‘Center’?

So why can’t the silver-tongued post-partisan healer seal the deal on this health-care business? Surely it should be the work of moments for the greatest orator in American history to whip up a little medicinal Gettysburg, a touch of Henry V-in-the-Agincourt-casualty-tent, and put this thing away.
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Thousands Rally in Capital to Protest Big Government

A sea of protesters filled the west lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall on Saturday in the largest rally against President Obama since he took office, a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with opposition to a health care overhaul and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with government.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Obama: 'I Will Not Accept Status Quo' on Health Care

President Obama assailed critics of his health care initiative Saturday, seeking to grab the megaphone from his opponents and boost momentum in his drive to get Congress to approve his chief domestic priority.
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Obama's Health Care Plan: Put Up And Shut Up

The president's speech was the policy equivalent of the middle finger. If there was anything bipartisan about the speech it was that he embraced every bad big-government idea from both sides.
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Obama sets stage for using budget maneuver to pass health reform

President Barack Obama this week has been laying the foundation for Senate Democrats to use a controversial budget maneuver to pass healthcare reform.
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Friday, September 11, 2009

It's Still the Economy, Stupid - This could be America's greatest failed presidency

It's been a long time since James Carville said the most famous thing he ever said: It's the economy, stupid. The economy is Barack Obama's 9/11.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What Obama Says vs. What He Does

The most important thing about what anyone says are not the words themselves but the credibility of the person who says them.
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Obama to seal US-UN relationship

Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council.
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Obama’s UN Gambit: King of the Universe and the Polls

Looking for a quick and easy boost in the polls, President Obama has decided to go to the one place where merit bears no relationship to adulation: the United Nations. On September 24, the president will take the unprecedented step of presiding over a meeting of the UN Security Council.
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Friday, September 4, 2009

Obama, the Mortal

What happened to President Obama? His wax wings having melted, he is the man who fell to earth. What happened to bring his popularity down further than that of any new president in polling history save Gerald Ford (post-Nixon pardon)?
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Obama speech to students sparks new controversy

When kids all across the country return to school Tuesday, some will see a welcoming message from President Barack Obama and some won't.
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Monday, August 31, 2009

Obama vs. Honduran Democracy

The Obama administration is using its brass knuckles to support Latin American thugs.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cheney Statement on CIA Documents/Investigation

President Obama’s decision to allow the Justice Department to investigate and possibly prosecute CIA personnel, and his decision to remove authority for interrogation from the CIA to the White House, serves as a reminder, if any were needed, of why so many Americans have doubts about this Administration’s ability to be responsible for our nation’s security.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Obama’s Team Is Lacking Most of Its Top Players

As President Obama tries to turn around a summer of setbacks, he finds himself still without most of his own team. Seven months into his presidency, fewer than half of his top appointees are in place advancing his agenda.
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Best transition evah gets notice of Paper of Record

When Barack Obama took the Oath of Office seven months ago, the national media got itself “wee-wee’d up” in describing the sheer awesomeness of the Most Successful Transition Ever.
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Republicans Have Obama Playing Defense

Republicans are discovering just how effective an opposition party can be in Washington. Their strategy is simply to aggressively and relentlessly oppose the liberal agenda of the president and the Democratic Congress. As a result, Barack Obama's agenda is in jeopardy, and the president is disconcerted, less popular and on the defensive.
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Obama to raise 10-year deficit to $9 trillion

The Obama administration will raise its 10-year budget deficit projection to approximately $9 trillion from $7.108 trillion in a report next week, a senior administration official told Reuters on Friday.
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Friday, August 21, 2009

ObamaCare's Contradictions

Over the past week, President Obama has held three town-halls to make the case for his health-care plan. While he didn't say much that he hasn't said a thousand times before, his remarks did offer another explanation for the public's skepticism of ObamaCare. Namely, the President contradicts himself every other breath.
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A Deck Stacked with Race Cards

What if America transcended race, and Barack Obama wasn’t invited? The question comes to mind as cries of racism grow ever louder among Obama’s supporters.
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Obama Snares Palin, Media in Wide Blame-Game Net

When the political winds shift -- when a party is voted out of power or a policy is panned by the public -- Washington turns to its favorite pastime: the blame game.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Does President Obama have the guts?

Could Hillary Clinton have been right about Barack Obama? Could she have been right when she said that he was the candidate of lofty promises and not the candidate of real leadership?
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Why 'Obama-care' is failing

The president and his supporters are blaming the wrong people for his healthcare woes -- they should look in the mirror.
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Obama-Soros Inside Trading?

Is it a coincidence that Obama backer George Soros bought 5.8 million of the Petrobras’ U.S.-traded preferred shares just a few days before Obama committed $2 billion in loans and guarantees for Petrobras’ offshore operations?

Before you jump with outrage that I even dare to think that please read those two articles in the order provided:

President Obama Finances Offshore Drilling in Brazil

Billionaire George Soros sold 22 million U.S.-listed common shares of Petrobras, than bought 5.8 million of the company’s U.S.-traded preferred shares.

Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling

You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil.
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Monday, August 17, 2009

Why We Need Health Care Reform

By BARACK OBAMA: OUR nation is now engaged in a great debate about the future of health care in America. And over the past few weeks, much of the media attention has been focused on the loudest voices. What we haven’t heard are the voices of the millions upon millions of Americans who quietly struggle every day with a system that often works better for the health-insurance companies than it does for them.
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Obama invokes grandmother's death in health debate

President Barack Obama invoked his own anguish over the death of a loved one as he challenged the debunked notion that Democratic efforts to overhaul the nation's health care would include "death panels."
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Health Care Reform Debacle: Obama's Coming-Out

Let's face the harsh reality -- Obama has blown health care reform, big time. The opportunity of a lifetime has been squandered. The most recent revelations about backroom deals with Pharma and the other vendors of medical services drops the curtain on any hope of serious change in our costly and inefficient non-system.
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Facing health-care oblivion, the left finally wonders: “Who really is Barack Obama?”

If you accepted the formulation made by Kathleen Parker, stalwart and standard-bearing conservative, you’d think he was a “pragmatist” in “socialist times” — a smooth operator beholden to none, acting decisively and in accordance with what the “times” demand. Namely, socialism.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Obama Official Linked to Racially Charged Boycott of Glenn Beck

A racially charged activist group called “Color of Change” founded by Van Jones, a special advisor to the Obama Administration, is trying to silence popular radio and Fox News personality Glenn Beck by calling for a boycott of Beck’s TV advertisers.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Obama Blasts the “Hypocrisy” of Critics over the Handling of Honduras Coup

After discussing the coup in Honduras during the trilateral summit with his counterparts of Canada and Mexico, President Obama today took on critics who say that the US has not done enough to restore power in the country after the overthrow of Honduran President Zelaya.
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Liberals' birther obsession: It's the left-wing, not the GOP, that's pumping up the story

You could be forgiven for thinking that a serious campaign is afoot - aided and abetted by the national Republican Party - to question Barack Obama's citizenship.
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Friday, August 7, 2009

White House to Democrats: 'Punch back twice as hard'

Top White House aides gave Senate Democrats a recess battle plan on Thursday, arming the lawmakers with tips for avoiding disastrous town hall meetings while showing them polling on popular aspects of the reform effort.
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Obama ‘Impervious to Empirical Evidence’

Throughout the campaign and continuing into his presidency Obama has decried George W. Bush as an “ideologue,” a man blinded by preexisting conceptions and inured to evidence which contradicted his worldview.
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After 6 Months, More View Obama's Presidency as a 'Failure' Than Bush's

Thirty-seven percent (37%) said they believe the Obama administration is a "failure," while 51% consider it a "success" and 11% say it's still "too soon to tell."
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It has come to this, they want us to snitch on each other

To: Health Care Czar
Cc: President Obama, Health Care Czar, my friends (just in case), my readers
Subject: Flag of my own "fishy" article per you request

Two more points against Obamacare

Something nobody else have noticed. Something important to me and state I live in.

First, if we ever move to one payer system, as president Obama himself outlined as his goal, there will be plenty more unemployed people in my state. We already have ever growing ranks of unemployed people in our state, but since quite a few insurance companies are located here it is easy to imagine what will happen if we go to one payer system.

Second, the latest news about coverage of abortion by Obamacare and well known support of it by Obama brings even more scary possibility. Let's just assume that some Czar in the administration decides that having babies is very expensive. How difficult would it be to declare that in order to prevent the bankruptcy of Obamacare one couple can have no more than two children? All they will have to do it is to order a forced abortion (universally legal by then) or sterilization, as in China. Let me remind you that president Obama is very impressed with that country, maybe even more than with his own.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Obama administration withholds data on clunkers

The Obama administration is refusing to quickly release government records on its "cash-for-clunkers" rebate program that would substantiate — or undercut — White House claims of the program's success, even as the president presses the Senate for a quick vote for $2 billion to boost car sales.
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White House uses Web against Drudge

The White House is turning to the Internet to hit back at a Web posting that claims to show President Barack Obama explaining how his health care reform plans eventually would eliminate private insurance.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

The Message Is the Message

Since occupying the White House, Barack Obama has hosted fifteen town-hall meetings; appeared in more than 800 images on the White House Flickr photo-stream; and held four prime-time press conferences, the same number held by George W. Bush in his entire presidency.
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The Prez, The Press, The Pressure

In the days before President Obama's last news conference, as the networks weighed whether to give up a chunk of their precious prime time, Rahm Emanuel went straight to the top.
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John McCain says Barack Obama flunks bipartisanship

In an interview taped Friday on Capitol Hill, McCain said his general-election opponent is “not changing the climate in Washington” as promised.
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dodd and Obama: Corrupt birds of a feather

Everything you need to know about false Hope and Change can be found in one picture: The image of President Obama embracing embattled Sen. Chris Dodd.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Poll: Obama loses ground on health care

Despite his public-relations blitz over the past two weeks to promote his plans to reform the nation's health-care system — including holding two town halls on Wednesday — President Barack Obama has lost ground on this issue with the American public.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Did Obama do Zelaya’s bidding in revoking visas?

The ousted president of Honduras reportedly asked President Obama to revoke the diplomatic visas of members of interim President Roberto Micheletti's de facto government.
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July 29: Obama still cashing in on Bush's failings

Facing the first real rough patch of his presidency, President Obama and his supporters are once again resorting to a tried-and-true tactic: attacking George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Is Obama a Snob?

Did Harvard’s Professor Gates sink Obama?
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Why Won’t Obama Talk to Israel?

In his global tours and TV appearances, President Obama has spoken to Arabs, Muslims, Iranians, Western Europeans, Eastern Europeans, Russians and Africans. His words have stirred emotions and been well received everywhere. But he hasn’t bothered to speak directly to Israelis.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Obamacare: It's Even Worse Than You Think

President Obama's strategy to pass sweeping health care legislation rested on stealth and speed. The idea was to fill the conversation for months on end with vague talk about expanding coverage, "bending the cost-curve," improving quality, and rooting out waste, without showing the public how the plan would actually work or what it would cost.
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Obama uses fear in pushing for too much, too soon

The president who ran on a choose-hope-over-fear platform has unsuccessfully tried to scare lawmakers and Americans into approving massive health care reform before Congress' August recess.
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Ben Stein: We've Figured Him Out

Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed? Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths: The American people wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

CZARS OF THE OBAMA UNDERWORLD

If you can’t beat ’em, czar ’em. This is the standard operating procedure in Obama World. The time-honored Senate confirmation process proved to be a dangerous landmine for one too many of the president’s picks. But the White House found the perfect cure for Obama Nominee Withdrawal Syndrome: Avoid future debacles by circumventing the nomination process altogether.
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The President Takes a Hard Line on Israel

In foreign policy, President Barack Obama has demonstrated a disturbing propensity to curry favor with our adversaries at the expense of our friends. The Czechs and Poles are rightly concerned that they will be sacrificed on the altar of better U.S. relations with Russia.
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Obama Scrambles to Defuse Race Flap

President Barack Obama tried to step back from the contretemps over the arrest of African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., saying he "could have calibrated" his words differently when he said police had "acted stupidly" in handling the situation.
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Friday, July 24, 2009

The Aristocracy of Intent

President Obama’s bizarre prime-time press conference last night illustrated one of the worst aspects of socialism: the insularity of its elites.
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Why Obama might have just killed Obamacare

If President Obama’s prime-time speech and news conference were intended to push national healthcare reform over the political goal line, then the effort almost certainly failed.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Obama's health care claims adrift?

President Barack Obama's assertion Wednesday that government will stay out of health care decisions in an overhauled system is hard to square with the proposals coming out of Congress and with his own rhetoric.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Obama hits at healthcare ‘scare’ tactics

Barack Obama on Tuesday accused opponents of trying to scare the public about healthcare reform.
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Obama Irks Some Democrats By Declaring He Can Ignore Legislation

Four senior House Democrats on Tuesday said they were "chagrined" by President Obama's declaration in June that he doesn't have to comply with provisions in a war spending bill that puts conditions on aid provided to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cold War Heroes Walesa & Havel Plead To Obama: Don't Give Up Missile Defense

Dissident heroes from the age of the Iron Curtain, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa, Vaclav Havel and 20 other Central and Eastern European intellectuals, policymakers and leaders have penned an open letter to President Obama on the perils facing US-NATO relations should he cave to the Russians --- and they should know
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Most will carry Obama press conference; time shifted after NBC balked

After some hesitation and a time shift, three major broadcast networks have agreed to carry Barack Obama's latest primetime news conference.
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Democrats reverse Obama on auto dealerships

The House passed a Treasury appropriations bill last week that includes an amendment reversing President Obama on the closure of nearly 800 Chrysler car dealerships and more than 2,000 GM dealerships.
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The U.S. Steers Left on Honduras

When Hugo Chávez makes a personal appeal to Washington for help, as he did 11 days ago, it raises serious questions about the signals that President Barack Obama is sending to the hemisphere's most dangerous dictator.
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The Squandered Stimulus

The program crafted by Obama and the Democratic Congress wasn't engineered to maximize its economic impact. It was mostly a political exercise, designed to claim credit for any recovery, shower benefits on favored constituencies and signal support for fashionable causes.
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Poll Shows Obama Slipping on Key Issues

Heading into a critical period in the debate over health-care reform, public approval of President Obama's stewardship on the issue has dropped below the 50 percent threshold for the first time, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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How Obama Is Losing Britain

While Bush got the U.K. into the Afghan war, Obama’s asking them to fight on—and the British are ready to leave. Richard Heller on how the war is testing Britons’ love for America’s new president.
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Obama Selling, Americans Buying?

President Obama embarks on a round-the-clock personal lobbying blitz for his cherished health-care overhaul this week, while key congressional chairmen continue to search for compromise as the August recess nears.
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White House putting off release of budget update

The release of the update - usually scheduled for mid-July - has been put off until the middle of next month, giving rise to speculation the White House is delaying the bad news at least until Congress leaves town on its August 7 summer recess.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

CBO Disappears in NYT Black (News) Hole

Readers of the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post woke up this morning to see front page stories on the news that the Congressional Budget Office produced a rather damning report on the Democrats' health care plan. Readers of the New York Times, however, wouldn't have any clue about the CBO report by looking at the paper's front page
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Zero Percent Unemployment - Now!

There are about 15 million people unemployed in the United States at the moment, and the number is rising. Barack Obama is personally responsible for every single one of them. Why? Because he could hire them all.
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Obama Needs to 'Reset' His Presidency

The president we have is very different from the man who campaigned for the office in 2008.
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New White House spin: Stimulus not designed to … stimulate

Old White House spin: Porkulus has stimulated the economy and “saved or created” 150,000 jobs. New White House spin: Stimulus? What stimulus?
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Obama Opposes House Plan to Protect Chrysler, GM Dealerships

President Barack Obama “strongly opposes” an effort in Congress to require General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC to restore relationships shed during bankruptcy proceedings, while stopping short of a veto threat.
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Two Scientists, Two Standards

The New York Times recently warned its readers about a wacky scientist in the Obama administration. But the fish wrap of record let the real nut job off the hook.
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Population czar

President Obama's top science adviser has toyed with extreme measures of population control, even suggesting in one book how to make it more publicly acceptable for the government to spike drinking water in order to sterilize people.
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White House turns up heat on Arizona senator

The Obama administration is firing back at Sen. Jon Kyl for calling for an end to economic stimulus spending, and they're aiming for where it hurts the most - at home in Arizona.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Small Business Surtax

ason Furman owes an apology to Michael Boskin, the Stanford economist who wrote a year ago on these pages that Barack Obama would raise American income tax rates nearly to 60%. Mr. Furman, then in the Obama campaign and now at the White House, claimed this was wrong and that Democrats would merely raise taxes back to their Clinton-era level.
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The Economy Is Even Worse Than You Think

The recent unemployment numbers have undermined confidence that we might be nearing the bottom of the recession. What we can see on the surface is disconcerting enough, but the inside numbers are just as bad.
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Obama mulls rental option for some homeowners-sources

U.S. government officials are weighing a plan that would let borrowers who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments avoid eviction by renting their homes instead, sources familiar with the administration's thinking said on Tuesday.
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Obama wants Senate health bill quickly

Moving forcefully on his top domestic priority, Obama told Sen. Max Baucus he wants legislation ready by week's end in the Finance Committee that Baucus chairs, according to numerous Democratic officials.
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Obama confident of passing healthcare reform

President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday that tough negotiations on overhauling U.S. healthcare lie ahead after some of his own Democrats rebelled but he expressed confidence a plan will be passed.
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Obama plans $12B boost to community colleges

President Obama is expected to announce a $12 billion proposal today that will put the nation's community colleges front and center in his economic recovery plan.
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Monday, July 13, 2009

The Obama Mind Trick

We all remember the famous scene from 1977's Star Wars. Sir Alec Guinness waives his hand to the storm trooper and says, "These aren't the 'droids you're looking for, they can move along." Barack Obama is trying to apply the same technique to the American people in regards to whether the non-stimulus stimulus bill worked or not.
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Obama Rewrites the Cold War

The President has a duty to stand up to the lies of our enemies. There are two different versions of the story of the end of the Cold War: the Russian version, and the truth. President Barack Obama endorsed the Russian version in Moscow last week.
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Impatience builds over slow-moving stimulus

The record-breaking $787 billion fiscal stimulus package that Congress passed in February is not breaking records on the job front. In California, with 11.5 percent unemployment, it has done little more than prevent layoffs of state workers.
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Obama's Science Czar an eugenicist

United States’ Science Czar, John Holdren, in his book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment", wrote:
• Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;
• The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s drinking water or in food;
• Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;

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WH ethics exemptions would have made Washington Post salons A-OK

The White House tried to distance itself from Katharine Weymouth’s “salons” this week, claiming that attendance by administration officials would not have been “consistent” with Barack Obama’s executive order on ethics. However,...
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stonewalling on Walpin-gate

The White House ignores unanswered questions about the scandal.
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge unrealistic

President Barack Obama promised to fix health care and trim the federal budget deficit, all without raising taxes on anyone but the wealthiest Americans. It's a promise he's already broken and will likely have to break again.
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Fundraisers win jobs as Obama envoys

President Obama's campaign to bring change to the nation's capital hasn't kept him from continuing the Washington tradition of handing out ambassadorships to political friends and fundraisers.
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Obama Administration Grant Program De-Emphasizing Job Creation

When Vice President Joe Biden announced a new $3.3 billion grant program to upgrade the nation’s electricity network, the rationale was simple: “This is jobs -- jobs,” he said in April.
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White House expects 'frank' talks between Obama, pope

US President Barack Obama's talks with Pope Benedict XVI will be "frank" but constructive in areas of disagreement such as abortion, the White House said Wednesday.
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Miss Obama's peacenik T-shirt sends a message to G8 leaders

Her father had just won agreement from the Russians to cut back on the world's stockpiles of nuclear weapons. And Barack Obama's eldest daughter was obviously keen to make her own statement on the issue - even if it was merely a fashion statement.
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Billions in aid go to areas that backed Obama in '08

Billions of dollars in federal aid delivered directly to the local level to help revive the economy have gone overwhelmingly to places that supported President Obama in last year's presidential election.
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G8 leaders claim historic breakthrough on new deal to tackle global warming

President Obama and other leaders backed historic new targets for tackling global warming last night in an agreement designed to pave the way for a world deal in the autumn.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Obama's health-reform ship founders

The jobs report last week opened a long gash beneath the waterline of President Obama's legislative agenda. Few yet realize it, but a scramble for lifeboats is about to begin.
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Obama Stands to Be Judged on Economic Recovery

Nothing may be more important to public assessments of President Obama's leadership than the state of the economy, and at this point there are political warning lights flashing.
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In Russia, Obama’s Star Power Does Not Translate

Let other capitals go all weak-kneed when President Obama visits. Moscow has greeted Mr. Obama, who on Tuesday night concluded a two-day Russian-American summit meeting, as if he were just another dignitary passing through.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Obama the Student Radical & Russia

Six months after he is inaugurated, (and almost a year after Andrew McCarthy first asked) the press finally starts to wonder who Barack Obama is, an about those student-years at Columbia and -I’m gobsmacked!- it turns out he was a radical
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Obama urges partnership with Russia, slams corruption

President Barack Obama called on Tuesday for the United States and Russia to put Cold War enmity behind them and forge a true global partnership to contain nuclear weapons. In a carefully calibrated speech, Obama praised the achievements of Russian history and culture and avoided any direct criticism of the Kremlin.
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Obama to Seek New Arms Control Deal in Moscow

President Obama arrived in Moscow Monday for a summit with Russian leaders aimed at reaching an agreement to cut stockpiles of nuclear warheads, but also expected to touch upon the war in Afghanistan, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, terrorism and the jousting for influence in other post-Soviet countries.
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Obama in Moscow for nuclear talks

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, focusing on further reducing nuclear stockpiles.
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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Obama seeks thaw in US-Russia ties

As President Barack Obama heads to Moscow in an attempt to bury the lingering legacy of the Cold War, Rupert Wingfied-Hayes tries to judge the mood of Russia's leaders behind the Kremlin's walls.
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The painful side effects of Obama's healthcare reform

There are warnings signs that the president and his allies are looking at government-run rationing of care for the oldest and sickest.
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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Mr. Obama and Mr. Medvedev

By the time President George W. Bush left office, Russian-American relations had deteriorated alarmingly. Russia bore a good part of the blame, harassing opponents, stifling a free press and bullying its neighbors.
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Friday, July 3, 2009

Obama's strange stand on Honduras

Why are Obama and Hillary Clinton meddling in the affairs of a friendly country, to dump over a friendly government, to reinstate a friend of Hugo's, whose goal is to bring Honduras into his anti-American "Bolivarian Revolution"?
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Thursday, July 2, 2009

'Barack Obama is a Big Fat Liar,' Illustrated

During President Obama's "townhall" event on healthcare reform today, the pesky subject of taxing employer-based benefits again reared its head. It's a policy proposal for which Obama savaged John McCain during the campaign.
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Barack Obama Is a Big Fat Liar

Ever since Barack Obama declared his candidacy for president, it’s been easy — and great fun — to spotlight when his promises and statements come with “expiration dates.”
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rush Limbaugh on Obama Wanting to Stay in Office Past 2016

You have to wonder if Obama is just trying to lay a foundation for not being a hypocrite when he tries to serve beyond 2016. I wouldn't be at all surprised if in the next number of years there is a move on the 22nd Amendment, which term limits the President of the United States.
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Queen Michelle the First?

Michelle Obama wants a bigger role in her husband’s administration, according to The Washington Post. Unlike Laura Bush, who focused on a few peripheral issues, Obama wants a seat at the table when key policies are made.
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Honduras Defends Its Democracy

Hugo Chávez's coalition-building efforts suffered a setback yesterday when the Honduran military sent its president packing for abusing the nation's constitution.
It seems that President Mel Zelaya miscalculated when he tried to emulate the success of his good friend Hugo in reshaping the Honduran Constitution to his liking.
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Obama says coup in Honduras is illegal

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and would set a "terrible precedent" of transition by military force unless it was reversed.
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Monday, June 29, 2009

White House tried to prevent Honduran president’s ouster

The Obama administration and members of the Organization of American States had worked for weeks to try to avert any moves to overthrow President Zelaya, said senior U.S. officials.
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All Obama, all the time: The president is getting overexposed

If President Obama's job approval ratings begin to dip, the cause isn't likely to be disapproval of policies so much as the public getting exhausted at an overexposed presidency.
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Obama is choosing to be weak

As he promised last year, Barack Obama has brought climate change and healthcare reform to the centre of the nation’s attention....The problem is that the bills emerging from Congress are bad and Mr Obama does not seem to mind.
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Obama implores Senate to pass climate bill

Hours after the House passed landmark legislation meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions and create an energy-efficient economy, President Barack Obama on Saturday urged senators to show courage and follow suit.
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Obama Says Climate-Change Measure Will Transform U.S. Economy

President Barack Obama said climate- change legislation passed by the U.S. House yesterday would help transform the nation’s economy and create millions of new jobs in alternative energy industries.
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Friday, June 26, 2009

Obama says he's committed to immigration reform

President Barack Obama says his administration is committed to working with Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform.
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Obama Signs Cash-for-Clunkers Bill

First of all, it’s no longer Cash-for-Clunkers. The program is now called the Car Allowance Rebate System (C.A.R.S.). The program, which President Obama signed into law on Thursday, pays consumers up to $4,500 in credit for trading in their cars or trucks for those that are more fuel efficient. The law allocates $1 billion to pay for the program.
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Obama Pushes for ‘Historic’ Energy Bill as House Readies Vote

President Barack Obama prodded lawmakers to approve a “historic” bill to limit greenhouse-gas emissions as part of intensifying lobbying efforts for a vote in the U.S. House that could come today.
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House nears vote on $550.4 billion defense bill

The U.S. House of Representatives was poised to approve on Thursday a $550.4 billion defense authorization bill for fiscal 2010 that has drawn a veto threat from President Barack Obama because it contains money for fighter jets he does not want.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

ABC ObamaCare Special Turns Into Presidential Filibuster

President Obama uses network primetime special and overtime 'Nightline' coverage to talk for more than 45 minutes of combined 75-minute programs, revealing nothing new.
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Obama: Now Is the Time to Pass Climate Change Bill

Speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, President Obama said Washington must not miss the opportunity to work on cleaning the air and at the same time creating new "green" energy jobs.
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Stay Tuned for More of 'The Obama Show'

In his first daytime news conference yesterday, President Obama preempted "All My Children," "Days of Our Lives" and "The Young and the Restless." But the soap viewers shouldn't have been disappointed: The president had arranged some prepackaged entertainment for them.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Obama Open to Health Overhaul Without Public Plan

President Barack Obama on Tuesday signaled flexibility on a key health-care issue, suggesting he is open to an overhaul that doesn't include a government-run program to compete with private insurers.
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Obama healthcare reform threatens truce with business

One Depression-era movement that’s been missing from our own Great Recession is a war on business. Is that about to change?
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Who’s funding the Obamacare Astroturf campaign?

If you believe the White House, there are 30 million Americans who support a government health care takeover. But if you look at the funding behind the Obamacare Astroturf campaign, it’s the same few Leftist billionaires, union bosses, and partisan community organizers pushing the socialized medicine agenda.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Congressional Republicans Blast ABC; ABC Fires Back

The letter to ABC News, signed by 40 members of the newly formed “Media Fairness Caucus,” accuses ABC of “providing in-kind free advertising for President Obama.”
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Obama: We Will Get Health Care Reform This Year

President Barack Obama said he "absolutely" expects to achieve health care reform by the end of this year because he believes the American people share his urgency.
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Obama calls on HuffPost for Iran question

In what appeared to be a coordinated exchange, President Obama called on the Huffington Post's Nico Pitney near the start of his press conference and requested a question directly about Iran.
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White House: Cairo speech inspired the Iran uprising

Ed Morrissey: This is the most despicable, self-serving, and arrogant spin I’ve seen yet from this White House, and that’s saying something.
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White House Can't Explain More Than Half of $80 Billion in Drug Savings

The Obama White House cannot explain more than half of today's announced $80 billion in prescription drug savings. The $50 billion in savings will come from unspecified and unknown changes to drug costs linked to Medicare and Medicaid.
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White House to Abandon Spy-Satellite Program

The Obama administration plans to kill a controversial Bush administration spy satellite program at the Department of Homeland Security, according to officials familiar with the decision.
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Why Obama's sudden news conference today? And what he'll say

You can't score points on D. So Obama's news conference this morning Pacific time is his bid to steal the ball from his opponents and scoot down the court for his own layup.
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Obama signs tobacco law, cites own struggle to quit smoking

Citing his own experience as a teenage smoker, President Obama on Monday predicted that a new law giving the Food and Drug Administration sweeping power to regulate tobacco will help young people avoid the smoking habit he has struggled with for years.
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Sarkozy vs Obama on The Burqa.

Who could ever have predicted that the French president would stand up for women’s universal rights and for freedom as a universal right — while the American president would hang back, wait, temporize?
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Monday, June 22, 2009

Obama Defends Iran Stance -- Quietly

President Obama has already made clear that his strategy in dealing with post-election unrest in Iran will continue to be marked by caution. But has the administration's effort to sell that strategy itself been too cautious?
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Republicans urge Obama to get tougher on Iran

President Barack Obama should take a firm stand to support the street protests that have engulfed Iran since its disputed June 12 presidential election result, U.S. Republican senators said on Sunday.
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Obama's Persian Tutorial

The president has to choose between the regime and the people in the streets. President Barack Obama did not "lose" Iran. This is not a Jimmy Carter moment. But the foreign-policy education of America's 44th president has just begun.
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Obama Closes Doors on Openness

As a senator, Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding "secret energy meetings" with oil executives at the White House. But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama's "clean coal" policies.
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Under Pressure, Obama Calls on Iran to End Violence, 'Unjust' Actions

In a statement that appeared to answer his critics who wanted him to speak out more forcefully, President Obama called on Iran to stop the violence and unjust actions against its people.
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New Obama on Iran: “We stand behind those who are seeking justice in a peaceful way”

...this is his first unequivocal statement of support for the protesters — and yet, incredibly, CBS actually cut it from the clip of the interview they aired on the Evening News, choosing instead to devote time to his point about the U.S. not wanting to interfere in Iranian affairs.
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Friday, June 19, 2009

Study: 19 Ambassador Nominees Bundled $4.8 Million for President's Campaign, Inauguration

The 19 ambassadors that CRP has found in...campaign contribution database, along with their spouses and children, have given more than $98,200 to Obama personally, bundled at least $3.4 million for his 2008 presidential run and bundled another $1.4 million for his inauguration."
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Hope and Change -- but Not for Iran

Millions of Iranians ... are fighting on their own, but they await just a word that America is on their side. And what do they hear from the president of the United States? Silence.
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Poll: Israeli Jews See Obama as Pro-Palestinian

A new poll shows only 6 percent of Israeli Jews see President Barack Obama's administration as pro-Israel, while 50 percent see it as pro-Palestinian.
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Obama’s Pledge on Donations Faces Reality

When President Obama arrived at the Mandarin Oriental hotel for a fund-raising reception on Thursday night, the new White House rules of political purity were in order: no lobbyists allowed. But...
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The Obamacare horror story you won’t hear

...there’s one health care policy nightmare you won’t hear the Obamas hyping. It’s a tale of poor, minority patient-dumping in Chicago — with First Lady Michelle Obama’s fingerprints all over it.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Senator questions firing of 3 inspectors general

He was appointed with fanfare as the public watchdog over the government's multi-billion dollar bailout of the nation's financial system. But now Neil Barofsky is embroiled in a dispute with the Obama administration that delayed one recent inquiry and sparked questions about his ability to freely investigate.
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Obama Plan Gets Wary Reception From Banks, Lawmakers

The Obama administration’s overhaul of financial-industry rules faces a lobbying assault on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers question the Federal Reserve’s role and bankers say the plan may hinder economic growth.
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Bush takes swipes at Obama policies

Former President George W. Bush fired a salvo at President Obama on Wednesday, asserting his administration's interrogation policies were within the law, declaring the private sector not government will fix the economy and rejecting the nationalization of health care.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ABC REFUSES OPPOSITION ADS DURING WHITE HOUSE SPECIAL

ABC is refusing to air paid ads during its White House health care presentation, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, including a paid-for alternative viewpoint!
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Public Wary of Deficit, Economic Intervention

After a fairly smooth opening, President Barack Obama faces new concerns among the American public about the budget deficit and government intervention in the economy as he works to enact ambitious health and energy legislation, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.
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Obama Aspires to a 'Light Touch,' Not a Heavy Hand *

As he prepares to release the most extensive proposals to change financial regulations since the 1930s, President Barack Obama is a bit anxious. Anxious, that is, for people -- and specifically for his conservative critics -- to know he isn't the heavy-handed meddler some suspect.
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Harsanyi: What's the big hurry?

Weren't we promised some methodical and deliberate governance from President Barack Obama? Where is it? The president claims that we must pass a government-run health insurance program — possibly the most wide-ranging and intricate government undertaking in decades — yesterday or a "ticking time bomb" will explode.
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Fired IG Calls White House Explanation 'Baseless,' Says He's Being Targeted

Gerald Walpin, who until last week was the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service, tells FOXNews.com that part of President Obama's explanation for firing him was a "total lie" and that he feels he's got a target on his back for political reasons.
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W.H.: Fired IG 'confused, disoriented'

President Barack Obama removed a government agency’s internal watchdog last week and plans to fire him in part because he was “confused” and “disoriented” at a meeting last month, the White House said in a letter to Congress Tuesday night.
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Obama takes S. Korea under wing

President Obama vowed Tuesday to protect South Korea from North Korea's nuclear threats, and end the North's longtime habit of firing off test missiles to win economic assistance.
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Key Obama Ally Says President Obama Did Not Follow the Law in IG Firing

After being briefed today on President Obama’s firing last week of Gerald Walpin, Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said the president did not abide by the same law that he co-sponsored – and she wrote – about firing Inspectors General.
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Obama blocks list of visitors to White House

The Obama White House has denied requests by msnbc.com and a nonpartisan watchdog group for the names of White House visitors.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Obama's choice is not to choose on Iran

Do it, President Obama, please. Take the side of democracy. Declare yourself and your nation on the side of hope and change where it is more than a slogan and better than a rationalization for ever-bigger government.
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Obama to have new powers to seize key companies

The plan would give the government new powers to seize key companies whose failure jeopardizes the financial system, as well as creation of a watchdog agency to look out for consumers' interests.
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ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE

On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!
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Probe launched in suspicious firing of inspector general

Senator blasts administration: 'Intimidation or retaliation cannot be tolerated'
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U.S. Continues Wait-and-See Approach to Iran Election Uprising

The White House stayed in observation mode Monday as it watched violent protests unfold in Iran following presidential elections there, and the State Department announced that the U.S. is "deeply troubled" by the latest news from the scene.
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Analysis: Doctors' boos show Obama's tough road

The boos erupted when Obama told the doctors in Chicago he wouldn't try to help them win their top legislative priority—limits on jury damages in medical malpractice cases.
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Wrong Way on Health 'Reform'

It's hard to know whether President Obama's health-care "reform" is naive, hypocritical or simply dishonest. Probably all three
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Obama Deserves No Credit for Lebanese Elections

A rare piece of good news recently came out of the Middle East: An American-backed (or, rather, Bush-backed) political coalition defeated Hezbollah and its allies in Lebanese parliamentary elections. And ever since, President Obama’s supporters have desperately made every stretch to credit him – and particularly his Cairo speech – for the victory, in an attempt to justify the less-than-impressive foreign policy route of his young administration.
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The Iranian election: Barack Obama’s cowardly silence

The Obama administration's response to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's fraudulent election victory is cowardly, lily-livered and wrong. The White House's refusal to officially question the result or even condemn the brutal suppression of opposition protestors, is undermining America's standing as a global power, and is little more than a face-saving, cynical exercise in appeasement that will all end in tears.
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Gerald Walpin speaks: The inside story of the AmeriCorps firing

The White House's decision to fire AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin came amid politically-charged tensions inside the Corporation for National and Community Service, the organization that runs AmeriCorps.
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The curious firing of Gerald Walpin gets … curiouser

Senator Charles Grassley has demanded records from the Obama administration over the dismissal of the Inspector General for Americorps and raises the possibility that Barack Obama broke a law he co-sponsored in the Senate that protects the independence of the IGs.
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America's 'Bermuda solution' angers Britain

Senior aides to President Barack Obama accompanied four Uighur prisoners as they were flown from Guantanamo Bay to the British colony of Bermuda, without the UK being informed, it was revealed yesterday.
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Details Set for Remake of Financial Regulations

President Barack Obama is expected Wednesday to propose the most sweeping reorganization of financial-market supervision since the 1930s, a revamp that would touch almost every corner of banking from how mortgages are underwritten to the way exotic financial instruments are traded.
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Obama Is Pressed to Tax Health Benefits

The White House is caught in a battle within its own party over how to finance a comprehensive overhaul of America's health-care system, as key Democrats advocate a tax plan that could require President Obama to break his campaign pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class.
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Obama Open to Reining in Medical Suits

The American Medical Association has long battled Democrats who oppose protecting doctors from malpractice lawsuits. But during a private meeting at the White House last month, association officials said, they found one Democrat willing to entertain the idea: President Obama.
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Obama to ask doctors to back his health care plans

President Barack Obama, continuing to barnstorm for his health care proposals, will urge doctors gathered in Chicago to support wider insurance coverage and targeted federal spending cuts.
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Walpin-gate

Without appropriate documentation or good reason, President Obama has fired a federal investigator who was on the case against a political ally of the president's. Mr. Obama's move has the stench of scandal.
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Obama outlines $313 billion in Medicare, Medicaid spending cuts

The president says his latest plan, which includes cuts in payments to hospitals and drug firms over the next decade, would help defray the cost of expanding healthcare coverage to the uninsured.
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Ahmadinejad Re-Election Doesn’t Deter Obama From Engaging Iran

The Obama administration will proceed with its plan to engage Iran and deal with re-elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, even as it monitors complaints from his opponents that the election results were fraudulent.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

BBC: US deliberately kept Britain in the dark over Uighurs, Bermuda

Yesterday, when the news broke that the British were “pissed” about Barack Obama’s dump of four of the Gitmo Uighurs onto Bermuda, the White House tried to spin it by claiming they thought Bermuda’s premier had included the UK in their end of the discussions.
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US 'kept Guantanamo deal from UK'

A senior US official has told the BBC Washington decided not to tell London ahead of time about a deal to resettle four Guantanamo detainees in Bermuda.
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Obama auto team called shareholder lawyer a “terrorist”

“It’s over. The President doesn’t negotiate second rounds. We’ve given and lent billions of dollars so your team could manage this properly….And now you’re telling me to bend over to a terrorist like Lauria? That’s B.S.”
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Enough with the Obamathon

The president is on TV more than the ShamWow guy, but I want to see a little more action. I'm still a fan, but there's a fine line between being transparent and being overexposed. Every time you turn on the TV, there's Obama.
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Ousted AmeriCorps watchdog defends waste probe

An inspector general fired by President Barack Obama said Friday he acted "with the highest integrity" in investigating AmeriCorps and other government-funded national service programs.
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Obama’s issues crumbling

At last, there is convincing evidence that Obama’s poll numbers may be descending to earth. While his approval remains high — and his personal favorability is even higher — the underlying numbers suggest that a decline may be in the offing. Even as he stands on his pedestal, the numbers under his feet are crumbling.
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Obama won't rule out releasing detainees in US

A White House spokesman says the Obama administration hasn't decided whether or not to release Guantanamo Bay detainees in the United States.
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US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive

Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic "shrink to survive" proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline.
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Obama’s Americorps scandal — and the First Lady’s meddling

President Obama is hoping you won’t notice his abrupt change of inspectors general over at Americorps, the government-run, taxpayer-subsidized “community service” boondoggle.
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Obama to fire inspector general of AmeriCorps

President Barack Obama plans to fire the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other national service programs amid a controversy between the IG and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is an Obama supporter and former NBA basketball star.
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Obama taps more big donors for ambassadorships

President Barack Obama on Thursday tapped four big Democratic Party donors for plum ambassadorships in Europe and Latin America while naming six career diplomats to posts in Africa, the Mideast and the Pacific.
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No. 2 House Republican compares Obama to Putin

he No. 2 Republican in the House on Thursday compared President Barack Obama's plans for the auto industry to the policies of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, saying the White House has stripped credit holders of rights and given them to Democratic allies.
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Open-borders alert: White House preparing to gut E-Verify

One of the few things the Bush administration did right on immigration enforcement was to strengthen and expand the E-Verify citizenship verification system for employers.
A Senate aide tells me this afternoon that the Obama White House is preparing to gut the program.

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Doctors’ Group Opposes Public Insurance Plan

As the health care debate heats up, the American Medical Association is letting Congress know that it will oppose creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan, which President Obama and many other Democrats see as an essential element of legislation to remake the health care system.
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4 reasons why Obama's health plan is no bargain

Analysis: While a goal of reform is to cut costs, the emerging package may do just the opposite. ...the only way to pay for what's really outrageously expensive coverage will be huge tax increases, especially on the same middle class that's being wooed as the chief beneficiary of reform.
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Obama continues Bush's 2nd term -- badly

Conservative foreign and national-security policies do not need remaking, rebranding or remessaging. They need not be escorted by prefixes or adjectives, nor do they need "moderating."
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U.S. Targets Excessive Pay for Top Executives

The Obama administration named a "compensation czar" yesterday to set salaries and bonuses at some of the biggest firms at the heart of the economic crisis, as part of a broader government campaign to reshape pay practices across corporate America.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Barack Obama says shape up now

Obama and Congress are moving across several fronts to give government a central role in making America healthier — raising expectations among public health experts of a new era of activism unlike any before.
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Obama seeks fiscal responsibility mantle

President Barack Obama sought on Tuesday to show he was serious about improving the U.S. budget picture as he called on Congress to pass new limits on tax cuts and spending programs to avoid adding to deficits.
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Miranda Rights for Terrorists

...the Obama Justice Department has quietly ordered FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high value detainees captured and held at U.S. detention facilities in Afghanistan, according a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee.
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Obama: It's OK to borrow to pay for health care

President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed budget rules that would allow Congress to borrow tens of billions of dollars and put the nation deeper in debt to jump-start the administration's emerging health care overhaul.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Gingrich at Republican Fundraiser Says Obama’s ‘Already Failed’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Barack Obama’s plan to fix the economy through stimulus spending and government intervention to boost companies like General Motors Corp. has “already failed.”
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Obama Tells American Businesses to Drop Dead

President Barack Obama and his team have been having so much fun wielding dictatorial power while rescuing “failed” firms, that they have developed a scheme to gain the same power over every business. The plan is to enact policies that are so anti competitive that every firm needs a bailout.
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Republicans hope General Motors is President Obama's Hurricane Katrina

General Motors hopes that bankruptcy will make the struggling automaker stronger and more competitive. Republicans are hoping it will do the same for them.
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Did Obama fib about Merkel and the Uighers?

Barack Obama refuted reports in the American media that Germany had balked at taking the Uighers from Guantanamo Bay, saying that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had only talked in general terms about Gitmo and German assistance. Der Spiegel reports today that Obama didn’t tell the entire truth.
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Obama repackages stimulus plans with old promises

President Barack Obama assured the nation his recovery plan was on track Monday, scrambling to calm Americans unnerved by unemployment rates still persistently rising nearly four months after he signed the biggest economic stimulus in history.
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The Media Fall for Phony 'Jobs' Claims

The Obama Numbers Are Pure Fiction. Tony Fratto is envious. Mr. Fratto was a colleague of mine in the Bush administration, and as a senior member of the White House communications shop, he knows just how difficult it can be to deal with a press corps skeptical about presidential economic claims. It now appears, however, that Mr. Fratto's problem was that he simply lacked the magic words -- jobs "saved or created."
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Have We Got a Deal for You

"I," said the president, who is inordinately fond of the first-person singular pronoun, "want to disabuse people of this notion that somehow we enjoy meddling in the private sector." He said that in March, when the government already owned 80 percent of AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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Sotomayor and the Politics of Race

Americans thought they were electing a president who would transcend grievance. The Sotomayor nomination commits the cardinal sin of identity politics: It seeks to elevate people more for the political currency of their gender and ethnicity than for their individual merit.
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Barack Obama ramping up stimulus

President Barack Obama is announcing Monday that he is ramping up stimulus spending exponentially in the next three months, allowing the administration to “save or create” 600,00 jobs — four times as many as during the first 100 days since he signed the bill.
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Obama Unveils New Projects, Says Economy Has ‘Long Way to Go’

President Barack Obama, trying to bolster an economy he says still has a “long way to go,” announced 10 projects aimed at creating or saving more than 600,000 jobs, according to the administration.
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Obama’s Economic Circle Keeps Tensions Simmering

President Obama was getting his daily economic briefing one recent morning when a fly distracted him. The president swatted and missed, just as the pest buzzed near the shoes of Lawrence H. Summers, the chief White House economic adviser.
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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Woodrow Wilson's Heir

President Obama likes to see himself as a pragmatist, but in foreign policy he is proving to be a supreme idealist of the Woodrow Wilson variety.
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Addressing Muslims, Obama Pushes Mideast Peace

In opening a bold overture to the Islamic world on Thursday, President Obama confronted frictions between Muslims and the West, but he reserved some of his bluntest words for Israel, as he expressed sympathy for the Palestinians and what he called the “daily humiliations, large and small, that come with occupation.”
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Democrats Weigh Health Mandate as Obama Urges Taxing Wealthy

President Barack Obama wants Congress to consider taxing the wealthy instead of workers to pay for a health-care overhaul, as House Democrats discuss a plan to require health insurance for most Americans.
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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Employment Report Fuels GOP Attack on Obama Policies

Republicans launched a political offensive against President Barack Obama's handling of the economy after weeks of reticence, emboldened by Friday's report of a surging unemployment rate.
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The U.S. Department of Injustice

The seal of the U.S. Department of Justice bears a Latin phrase: “Qui Pro Domina Justitia Sequitur. The motto refers to the Attorney General “who prosecutes on behalf of Lady Justice.” But under Barack Obama’s politically corrupted DOJ, Lady Justice is getting the shaft.
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Obama's Voodoo Health Economics

On Monday President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers released a report called "The Economic Case for Health Care Reform." The report argues that Americans must curb their consumption of medical care in order to avoid soaring federal deficits, unsustainable burdens on family budgets, and damage to the economy. All of these claims are untrue.
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The Prism of Obama

There is one thing about Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo that critics and supporters can agree on: It was vintage Obama. It was fundamentally about him. It’s becoming a cliché to say that Obama is always campaigning — running for a job he already has.
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Sotomayor And Obama Versus Voters

It's clear that Americans want racially preferential affirmative-action programs abolished, the many forms of supposedly benign discrimination against whites and Asians that have been engineered over the past 45 years to advance blacks and Hispanics in the workforce, in college admissions, and in government contracting.
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Friday, June 5, 2009

Government doesn't want to run GM - but it does

From the Hill … Congressman Barney Frank has used his position as man in charge of the TARP money to keep a GM plant in his district open … even though it was slated to close.
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Dealergate: no comments

Dealergate, GM closing dealers who make money

Wednesday’s Orlando Sentinel reported that two Chevy dealerships, owned by the Holler family, in the Orlando area received notice Tuesday that their franchise agreements will not be renewed when they expire in October, 2010. The Holler dealerships terminated were the number one and number two sellers of Chevy automobiles in Orlando’s “four county area”.
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Barack Obama and the Moral Equivalence of Holocaust

While insisting on the reality of the holocaust, something many muslims deny, Barack Obama puts the genocide of 6 million Jews in the same category of what has happened to the Palestinians — something largely inflicted on themselves through their suicide bombings, calls for the destruction of Israel, etc. He treats them as morally equivalent.
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Merkel Backs Obama on Push for Accord in Middle East

Mrs. Merkel praised the president’s speech in Cairo on Thursday in which he offered a “new beginning” for relations between the United States and the Muslim world.
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Obama Is Willing to Consider Move to Gain Health Reform

President Obama, in a pivot from some of his harshest campaign rhetoric, told Democratic senators yesterday that he is willing to consider taxing employer-sponsored health benefits to help pay for a broad expansion of coverage.
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Obama admits US involvement in 1953 Iran coup

US President Barack Obama made a major gesture of conciliation to Iran on Thursday when he admitted US involvement in the 1953 coup which overthrew the government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.
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Cairo Speech May Signal New 'Obama Doctrine' in Foreign Policy

President Obama's call for democracy in the Middle East and his views on a Palestinian state were a departure in style and substance from those of former President Bush, and they could signal a new outlook on U.S. foreign policy.
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Now in a book format

Yes, this blog was converted to the book format and published on Amazon.
100 Days of Obama Presidency (Kindle edition)

100 Days of Obama Presidency (Soft cover)

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