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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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What President Obama said and what he didn't

In a nearly 6,000-word address Thursday extending an olive branch to the Muslim world, President Barack Obama managed never to utter the one word that comes to mind most often when many Americans think about Islam: terrorism.
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White House Set to Appoint a Pay Czar

The Obama administration plans to appoint a "Special Master for Compensation" to ensure that companies receiving federal bailout funds are abiding by executive-pay guidelines, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Obama outraged about pro-choice doctor’s murder, saddened by terrorist attack on recruiters

President's statement issued 2 days after incident published on katv.com: “I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe. I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.

President's statement on the Tiller murder, issued just hours after the shooting:
"I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence."

Now, rumor circulating on several web sites: Did White House order FBI to “back off” anti-terror investigations of radicalized Muslim converts?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Obama's curious silence

President Obama issued a statement condemning "heinous acts of violence" within hours of Tiller's death, late term abortion doctor. Days have passed since the death of 24-year-old Pvt. William Long victim of the attack on the military recruitment center in Little Rock, Ark. and not a word from president Obama. Curious.

Climate of Hate, World of Double Standards

When a right-wing Christian vigilante kills, millions of fingers pull the trigger. When a left-wing Muslim vigilante kills, he kills alone. These are the instantly ossifying narratives in the Sunday shooting death of late-term abortion provider George Tiller of Kansas versus the Monday shootings of two Arkansas military recruiters.
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President Pivots on Taxing Benefits

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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Barack Hussein Obama: US "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world"

It is important to note that "if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world". So says President Barack Obama. Or I should say: Barack Hussein Obama.
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Feds spike voter citizenship checks in Georgia

The Justice Department has rejected Georgia's system of using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens, a process that was a subject of a federal lawsuit in the weeks leading up to November's election.
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Venezuela Chavez says "Comrade" Obama more left-wing

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday that he and Cuban ally Fidel Castro risk being more conservative than U.S. President Barack Obama as Washington prepares to take control of General Motors Corp.
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Obama condemns Muslim attack on Arkansas Army recruiters…not

President Obama announced his choice for Army Secretary this afternoon...The news is what he left out. Not a word about the jihadi attack on the two Army recruiters in Arkansas.
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Obama says Iran's energy concerns legitimate

President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations are peaceful.
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The Emergence of President Obama's Muslim Roots

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller report: The other day we heard a comment from a White House aide that never would have been uttered during the primaries or general election campaign.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

White House declines to say what NY trip cost

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs is declining to say what it cost for President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, to eat dinner and take in a play in New York over the weekend.
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Obama says US cannot impose its values: BBC interview

US President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States cannot impose its values on other countries, but argued that principles such as democracy and the rule of law were universal.
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Monday, June 1, 2009

Tim Geithner is a joke in China, too

Tax cheat Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is a laughingstock in Congress. A permanent punchline on late-night TV. And he’s a joke in China, too
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Why'd Obama switch on detainee photos? Maliki went ballistic

President Barack Obama reversed his decision to release detainee abuse photos from Iraq and Afghanistan after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki warned that Iraq would erupt into violence and that Iraqis would demand that U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq a year earlier than planned...
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Meet the new, government-owned GM

Bankruptcy will force lots of changes on the automaker, putting bureaucrats in the driver's seat.
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Obama argues against Uigher release

Barack Obama has decided to fight the release of the 17 Chinese Uighers at Guantanamo Bay into the US, Jake Tapper reports — and he’s choosing an interesting argument to use. While Obama has wasted no opportunity to paint Gitmo as a stain on the nation’s reputation and all but the gulag Dick Durbin called it a few years ago, the administration paints quite a different picture of it in court.
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U.S. Weighs Tactics on Israeli Settlement

As President Obama prepares to head to the Middle East this week, administration officials are debating how to toughen their stance against any expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
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The Obama flip-flops you don't know

Since winning the election, President Barack Obama has famously flip-flopped on many of the major issues that he championed on the campaign trail. But did you know he’s also flip-flopped on a myriad of less publicized issues?
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The Obama Infatuation

The Obama infatuation is a great unreported story of our time. Has any recent president basked in so much favorable media coverage? Well, maybe John Kennedy for a moment, but no president since. On the whole, this is not healthy for America.
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Nader Statement On GM Bankruptcy

Today's bankruptcy declaration in federal court by General Motors is an avoidable, crude weapon of mass devastation for workers, dealers, auto suppliers, small businesses and their depleted communities. For GM's voiceless owners -- the common shareholders -- it is a wipeout.
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Citigroup Stuck With Bernanke Offer Rival Banks Plan to Refuse

When financial stocks slumped in February to the lowest level in at least 17 years, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told Congress the government might end up owning “substantial” stakes in the country’s biggest banks.
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GM Files for Bankruptcy Protection

General Motors Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy early Monday, marking the humbling of an American icon that once dominated the global car industry and setting up a high-stakes gamble for U.S. taxpayers.
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Bush is diplomatic on subject of Obama

Former President George W. Bush in Toronto: "International pressure — diplomacy only works if there's leverage,"..."It sounds wonderful — 'Let's go talk to people' — but you better have leverage in order to make diplomacy work."
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Zoellick Warns Stimulus ‘Sugar High’ Won’t Stem Unemployment

World Bank President Robert Zoellick warned policy makers that fiscal-stimulus plans are insufficient to turn around the “real economy” and rising joblessness threatens to set off political unrest across the globe.
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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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