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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Obama's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year

From the start, 2010 delivered a string of setbacks that built up to an electoral shellacking come November, to use the president's own word. link

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Obama reverses on offshore drilling

The White House’s uneasy on again, off again relationship with offshore oil drilling is off again. Wednesday, the Interior Department said it would not propose oil exploration off the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines or the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least seven years. link

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bam AWOL on Vets Day

With his feeble flame of "hope" thoroughly doused here in the United States by last week's elections, President Obama has set out around the globe in search of throngs still enthralled by his flowery rhetoric.

He found them, of course, in Indonesia this week by telling them about how Americans must stop mistrusting Islam. link

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A display of unbelievable Presidential smallness

If you are Latino not only does Obama want you to punish your enemies he’s criticizing you if you don’t. link

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Obama the snob

"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now," he recently told a group of Democratic donors in Massachusetts, "and facts and science and argument [do] not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hard-wired not to always think clearly when we're scared. And the country is scared." link

Monday, October 18, 2010

Obama: Dems are in trouble because Americans aren't thinking clearly

At a Saturday-evening fundraiser held in the home of a wealthy Massachusetts hospital executive, President Obama suggested Democrats are having difficulties in midterm campaigning because Americans simply aren't thinking clearly. link

Friday, October 15, 2010

So what's the White House really after? Payback.

It's no great mystery what Barack Obama was doing when he accused the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of directing funds collected from overseas to a massive advertising campaign designed to shape the fall congressional elections. link

Monday, October 11, 2010

Why Obama Is Losing the Political War

Barack Obama is being politically crushed in a vise. From above, by elite opinion about his competence. From below, by mass anger and anxiety over unemployment. And it is too late for him to do anything about this predicament until after November's elections. link

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rove, Gillespie Slam Obama for Spreading 'Baseless Lie' Over Foreign Contributions

Two top Republicans lit into President Obama and the Democratic Party Sunday over accusations that the GOP strategists and the Chamber of Commerce were using foreign contributions to influence the election, calling the claim a "baseless lie" and accusing the president of "abuse of power." link

Karl Rove: Obama has an 'enemies list'

Karl Rove charged Sunday that President Barack Obama has an “enemies list,” after the White House escalated its argument that Rove and others are orchestrating a flood of midterm-election ads paid for by unknown donors. link

Obama wrong about Chamber of Commerce, and he knows it

...a closer examination shows that there is little evidence that what the chamber does in collecting overseas dues is improper or even unusual, according to both liberal and conservative election-law lawyers and campaign finance documents. link

Friday, October 8, 2010

'Obama Has a Considerable Ego'

Spiegel: One crisis after another for Barack Obama threatens to create a debacle for the American president in November's midterm elections. But Obama still appears to be confident. link

President Obama Says Chamber of Commerce Using Foreign Funds to Influence US Elections

President Obama this afternoon joined the gang of Democrats and liberal groups alleging that the US Chamber of Commerce is using foreign funds to influence American elections. link

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Man for All Factions

Once campaigning gave way to governing, it was inevitable that one faction or the other would be disappointed. But lately, Obama has managed the more difficult feat of alienating both of them at once. link

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Obama's view from Olympus

President Obama's latest interview with Rolling Stone magazine is revealing precisely because it is so typical. Everyone -- really just about everyone in American politics -- is chided, challenged, instructed, judged or admonished in one way or another. The president's condescension is universal. link

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Woodward: Obama Out of Afghan "Psychologically"

"Obama's Wars" Author Questions Whether President Should be So Focused on Exit Strategy Instead of Victory. link

Why is the free market rejecting Obama's loan program?

President Obama's new plan to offer loans to community banks and small businesses meets a chorus of refusals. link

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Obama Stimulus Made Economic Crisis Worse, `Black Swan' Author Taleb Says

U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration weakened the country’s economy by seeking to foster growth instead of paying down the federal debt, said Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of “The Black Swan.” link

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Obamacare is even worse than critics thought

Half a year removed from the unprecedented legislative chicanery and backroom dealing that characterized the bill's passage, we know much more about the bill than we did then. link

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Obama Administration's spend-and-borrow addiction

Fed's easy money program enables the Obama Administration's spend-and-borrow addiction. link

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Obama hints at Summers, Geithner departures

President Obama on Monday hinted that he may be switching leadership on his White House economic team. link

Monday, September 20, 2010

Obama skips the “by our Creator” part quoting Declaration of Independence

During a Congressional Hispanic Caucus event, President Obama quoted directly from the Declaration of Independence, yet he just skipped the part about our Creator, who endowed us certain inalienable rights... link

Obama, facing tough questions, says times still hard

President Barack Obama on Monday said times were still tough for many Americans, as he defended his policies during aggressive questioning after the worst U.S. recession since the 1930s was declared over. link

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Summary of president Obama as a person

HotAir's post disputing David Brooks's characterisation on Tea partiers as "narcissistic, egomaniacal, self-righteous people who distort the truth" gives as a pretty good list of all the people and groups Obama has demonized. link

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Senate approves Obama's small-business aid package

On a 61-38 vote, lawmakers pass the bill, which would create a $30-billion small-business lending fund and give $12 billion in tax breaks to encourage companies to invest and hire. link

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Europe cools towards Obama

...while Obama remained more popular than his predecessor George W. Bush, there were concerns about the line he had taken on issues such as Iran and its nuclear programme. link

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

President Obama seeks his inner Bill Clinton and feels voters' pain

President Obama told a small crowd in Fairfax, Va., on Monday that he would stand in the hot sun with them and “feel their pain.” link

That probably means no golf, no partying, no week night concerts at his home (also known as White House). This going to be tough on him. O wait, I haven't done that for last two years. Not even one time. Now, he feels my pain. (Yeah right).

Monday, September 13, 2010

UK Teenager Banned From America For Life Over Obscene Obama Email

A British teenager who sent an email to the White House calling President Obama an obscenity was banned from America for life, The Sun reported Monday. link

Obama jobs death toll watch: 150,000 more energy jobs in danger

Louisiana State University economist Joseph Mason has a new study on the jobs death toll damage that President Obama’s planned energy tax hikes will cause. link

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A President's Class War

Barack Obama may be the most embittered American president any of us has experienced. Read the text of that Labor Day speech he gave in Milwaukee. link

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Why Obama's plan won't buy votes

Economists are already questioning the impact of the latest economic stimulus plan, which appears to be little more than a transparent plea for votes. link

Obama's Foreign Policy Has Failed

He was supposed to change Washington. But the president’s strategy in the Middle East and Afghanistan has lacked courage and creativity—and pales in comparison with Bush’s. link

Debate over: Obama rules out extending Bush tax cuts for richest taxpayers

President Obama will rule out on Wednesday any compromise that would extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy beyond this year, officials said, adding a populist twist to an election-season economic package that is otherwise designed to entice support from big businesses and their Republican allies. link

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Obama On GOP: "They Talk About Me Like A Dog"

"Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they're not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That's not in my prepared remarks, but it's true," President Obama told an audience in Wisconsin. link

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hold The Stimulus And Pass The Tea

President Obama “unveiled” his new “stimulus” plan in Wisconsin today. It was a lot like watching an alcoholic unveil his new plan to get sober by switching to lite beer. link

Friday, September 3, 2010

Obama's Misguided Approach. America Has Become Too European.

The Obama administration and the Federal Reserve want to fix the United States economy by spending more money. But while that approach might work for Europe, it is risky for the US. The nation would be better off embracing traditional American values like self-reliance and small government. link

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Caddell on the Midterm Elections

“President Obama’s undoing may be his disingenuousness,” Caddell says. After campaigning for post-partisanship, Obama, he observes, has lurched without pause to the left. link

Oval Office speech another low-key effort

Last night, Obama delivered yet another mediocre performance in what should have been a perfect setting: a war speech as Commander in Chief. link

Monday, August 30, 2010

Obama: Iraq begins and ends with I, I, I

As a candidate for this office, I pledged I would end this war. As president, that is what I am doing. link

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Waiting for Mr. Obama

If President Obama has a big economic initiative up his sleeve, as he hinted recently, now would be a good time to let the rest of us in on it. link

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Germany has real recovery - US has imagined or “summer of recovery”

American leaders argued that the economic crisis was so bad, governments should borrow billions to stimulate growth. German leaders argued that a little short-term stimulus was sensible, but anything more was near-sighted. link

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Obama's Damaging Doublespeak

Conflicting messages on the “ground zero mosque” are just the latest signal that a clear presidential strategy is missing—and voters are gearing up to retaliate against the president’s incompetence, says Douglas E. Schoen. link

Texas fights Obama's global-warming power grab

The state's slogan is "Don't mess with Texas." But the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doing just that, and at stake is whether the Obama administration can impose its global-warming agenda without a vote of Congress. link

Monday, August 23, 2010

Obama WH knew drilling moratorium would cost 23,000 jobs

Senior Obama administration officials concluded the federal moratorium on deepwater oil drilling would cost roughly 23,000 jobs, but went ahead with the ban because they didn't trust the industry's safety equipment and the government's own inspection process, according to previously undisclosed documents. link

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Missing his moment, and America's

President Obama, like most of our consequential presidents, arrived at the right time; unlike them, he may have badly misread his moment, and America's. link

Friday, August 20, 2010

The stealth Obama ocean grab

Michelle Malkin: It’s not enough that the White House is moving to lock up hundreds of millions of acres of land in the name of environmental protection. The Obama administration’s neon green radicals are also training their sights on the deep blue seas. link

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Paradox of a Legislative President

Democrats in Washington are divided and somewhat puzzled over President Obama’s fading popularity. They reject, of course, the Republican view that the president is basically a closet socialist whose disdain for free enterprise has alienated voters. link

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer of corruption: Obama’s Big Labor ethics loophole

Everything you need to know about President Obama’s fraudulent ethics pledge can be summed up in four words: SEIU lawyer Craig Becker. link

Mosque supporters beg George W. Bush to come to Obama's rescue

There's a new argument emerging among supporters of the Ground Zero mosque. Distressed by President Obama's waffling on the issue, they're calling on former President George W. Bush to announce his support for the project. link

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

‘Can He Really Think He’s More Important Than the Tens of Thousands of People Trying to Get Home to Their Families?’

via HotAir: Does the question really even need to be asked? Obama, the hero of the working-class, doesn’t understand anything about how us little people live. link

Mr. President this is not about religious freedom.

It is about the importance of the World Trade Center site to the psyche of the American People. It is about a blatant attack on our sovereignty by people whose ideology ultimately demands the elimination of our way of life. link

Critics say Obama's message becoming 'incoherent'

President Obama's comments on a plan to build a mosque in the shadow of ground zero are not only giving opponents an opportunity to attack him but also reveal a messaging problem from the White House, a communications expert said. link

via HotAir

The Ecstasy of Empire

The United States is running out of time to get its budget and trade deficits under control. Despite the urgency of the situation, 2010 has been wasted in hype about a non-existent recovery. link

Obama, the one-term president

Honest to goodness, the man just does not get it. He might be forced to pull a Palin and resign before his first term is over. He could go off and write his memoirs and build his presidential library. link

Monday, August 16, 2010

Some Democratic candidates distance themselves from Obama

Fight or flight? That is the question Democratic incumbents and challengers in this fall's elections are asking themselves when it comes to dealing with President Obama. link

Issa: Obama administration conducted propaganda campaigns for agenda

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, will release a report that claims that the Obama administration has created propaganda using federal funds to promote the agenda of Barack Obama and the Democrats. link

Sunday, August 15, 2010

How Many "Top Priority" Issues Does Obama Have?

After the Senate passed that $600 million Border Security Bill yesterday, President Obama issued a statement asserting that securing the southwest border has been "a top priority" since he took office. link

Fire and Imagination

The Obama administration seems to be feeling sorry for itself. Robert Gibbs, the president’s press secretary, is perturbed that Mr. Obama is not getting more hosannas from liberals. link

Obama Strongly Backs Islam Center Near 9/11 Site

President Obama delivered a strong defense on Friday night of a proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan, using a White House dinner celebrating Ramadan to proclaim that “as a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.” link

Saturday, August 14, 2010

How Obama is locking up our land

Have you heard of the “Great Outdoors Initiative”? Chances are, you haven’t. But across the country, White House officials have been meeting quietly with environmental groups to map out government plans for acquiring untold millions of acres of both public and private land. link

Obama stands up for Ground Zero mosque

President Barack Obama on Friday endorsed a controversial plan to build a mosque and Islamic center just blocks from Ground Zero in Manhattan, despite the strong objections of conservatives, the ADL and those who lost loved ones in the September 11 attacks. link

Friday, August 13, 2010

Which White House reporters had lunch with Obama?

Reporters wouldn't say Thursday who joined President Obama for an off-the-record lunch at the White House. link

Bush vs Obama: part 2

Speaking of George W. Bush… link

Bush vs Obama: The deficit

The One’s” progress on deficit spending vs the lies spread by the lefites. link

Conservative Group Pushes to Enlist Thousands After Obama Suggests It's Foreign Influenced

A conservative group with a distinctly pro-American agenda will be signing up thousands of new members, it claims, after President Obama suggested the group was doing the political bidding of foreign corporations. link

The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown

The last few weeks have been a nightmare for President Obama, in a summer of discontent in the United States which has deeply unsettled the ruling liberal elites, so much so that even the Left has begun to turn against the White House. link

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

U.S. Is Bankrupt and We Don't Even Know: Laurence Kotlikoff

Let’s get real. The U.S. is bankrupt. Neither spending more nor taxing less will help the country pay its bills. What it can and must do is radically simplify its tax, health-care, retirement and financial systems, each of which is a complete mess. link

Obama signs $26b state aid bill after House OK

House lawmakers scurried back to Capitol Hill yesterday — booking last-minute flights and canceling appearances at town halls — and approved a $26 billion package that will provide aid to states, including an additional $655 million for Massachusetts. link

While he was out

US media did not report that yet so President may not know it yet but...

While President Obama was busy playing games with friends celebrating his birthday, Russia has deployed S-300 air defense missile systems in Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region. Russian general Alexander Zelin also said that air defenses of other types had been deployed in Georgia's other Russian-backed rebel region, South Ossetia.

The jock in chief, getting his fill of sports?

"You must always remember that the president is about 6." This advice was offered more than 100 years ago by a British friend of Teddy Roosevelt's. The nation has matured since then, and so has the presidency. Now the president is about 12. link

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Bailout Singularity

Reuters columnist James Pethokoukis tells us the markets are preparing for a fantastically expensive “August Surprise” from President Obama. link

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Obama presidency increasingly resembles a modern-day Ancien Régime: extravagant and out of touch with the American people

What the great French historian Alexis de Tocqueville would make of today’s Obama administration were he alive today is anyone’s guess. But I would wager that the author of L’Ancien Régime and Democracy in America would be less than impressed with the extravagance and arrogance on display among the White House elites that rule America as though they had been handed some divine right to govern with impunity. link

A Democratic Panic Attack?

With the disappointingly soft jobs report for July, and a faltering recovery overall, is Team Obama getting ready for some sort of new, liberal-left, Keynesian, big-bang stimulus package? Will they be desperate to “do something”? link

Time to admit Obamanomics has failed

It's no coincidence that Christina Romer, chairwoman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, announced her retirement the day before Friday's brutal unemployment report. link

Obama attacks Bush policies in Bush's home state

President Barack Obama attacked the economic policies of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush in Bush's home state on Monday as evidence of the way Republicans would operate if given power in Nov. 2 U.S. congressional elections. link

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Obama Choppers Six Miles For Economy Comments

He choppered to Gelberg Signs, the Washington, D.C.-based company where he'll deliver remarks on the economy and July employment numbers. According to Google maps, the drive would have taken about 20 minutes from the White House. link

Saturday, August 7, 2010

While Obama preaches sacrifice, his family frolics in Spain

AS THE US economy endures high unemployment and a jittery stock market, President Barack Obama has preached sacrifice and fiscal discipline. But the pictures coming out of a sun-splashed Spanish resort may be sending a different message. link

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Obama getting head-faked by Iran again?

Eighteen months into his term as President, Barack Obama still hasn’t quite figured out that Iran wants to build a nuke and not a friendship with the US. link

Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette on a glitzy Spanish vacation

While many of us are struggling, the First Lady is spending the next few days in a five-star hotel on the chic Costa del Sol in southern Spain with 40 of her "closest friends." According to CNN, the group is expected to occupy 60 to 70 rooms, more than a third of the lodgings at the 160-room resort. link

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dem plan to boost manufacturing: raise taxes

Democrats want to rush a manufacturing stimulus through Congress, but how do they propose to do it — tax credits, rolling back regulation, or suspending capital-gains taxes on the sector? Not exactly... link

No to ObamaCare. Prop C passes overwhelmingly.

Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama's administration and giving Republicans their first political victory in a national campaign to overturn the controversial health care law passed by Congress in March. link

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Democrats shying away from Obama?

While Democratic candidates have not openly said President Obama is not welcome on the campaign trail, actions speak louder than words. link

Obama to GOP: “You can’t have the keys back. You don’t know how to drive!”

Thus spaketh the man with a 41 percent approval rating. I like his metaphor, actually, even if he has the particulars wrong: After two years of watching him swerve all over the road and sideswipe the occasional telephone pole, the public’s decided that he’s drunk and it’s time to take his keys away. link

Manufacturing slid 1.2% in June, private-sector wages dropped

Today the Commerce Department released two reports on economic activity in June, finalizing numbers that had been hinted at through other indicators. Manufacturing fell 1.2%, which followed a 1.8% decrease in May. link


Chart shows Obamacare's bewildering complexity. Four months after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously declared "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it,"a congressional panel has released the first chart illustrating the 2,801 page health care law President Obama signed into law in March. link

Monday, August 2, 2010

Obama tells veterans that end of Iraq war is about to begin

President Barack Obama declared Monday that the Iraq war was nearing an end "as promised and on schedule," touting what he called a success of his administration. link

President Obama, Shamelessly and Hypocritically Lying. Again.

President Obama gave an interview to CBS on Sunday, wherein he attempted to explain his stance against Arizona’s SB 1070 Immigration bill. link

President Obama: Auto industry on right road

President Barack Obama on Friday wrestled to reclaim the definition of one of the most charged words in Washington’s political lexicon: bailout. link

Obama must break his tax promise

Between now and the November elections, the biggest political fight in the US is likely to be about taxes. Unless Congress acts, big tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 during George Bush’s presidency will expire at the end of the year. link

Democrats Scatter Monday as Obama Comes to Town

President Obama makes his first Atlanta appearance since his inauguration. If you think this will be a time for Democrats running for office to rally around the chief executive- -you probably haven't been following the campaigns this summer. link

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Will Washington's Failures Lead To Second American Revolution?

The Internet is a large-scale version of the "Committees of Correspondence" that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington's failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another. link

Saturday, July 31, 2010

SEC Says New Law Exempts it From Public Disclosure

So much for transparency. Under a provision of the financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with requests for information, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act. link

Friday, July 30, 2010

G.M.’s Electric Lemon

G.M.’s vision turned into a car that costs $41,000 before relevant tax breaks ... but after billions of dollars of government loans and grants for the Volt’s development and production. And instead of the sleek coupe of 2007, it looks suspiciously similar to a Toyota Prius. link

Cavuto to Obama: It isn’t we don’t like you … we just don’t believe you

What makes the commentary so good is how he outlines many if not all of the Obama promises that were only later contradicted by Obama actions. link

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Neither Roosevelt nor Reagan. How Obama blew his opportunity.

... he destroyed the best chance the Democrats had for enduring center-left governance since the mid 20th-century, shattered the coalition that brought him to power, and dealt his party and faction a political setback from which they may not recover for years. link

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Obama targets ‘soccer moms’ to halt poll slide

When Barack Obama appears on Thursday on the homey set of The View, all couches and coffee cups, he can expect laughs and soft questions from “the ladies” – led by television mavens Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg. link

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lockerbie release: So much for “smart diplomacy.” So much for “surprised.”

Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison. link

The Obamas Prove They Aren’t Far Removed From What Most Americans are Going Through

Obama says the first couple is “not that far removed from what most Americans are going through.” A college fund for daughters Malia and Sasha has gone “up and down” with the stock market. link

Monday, July 26, 2010

Deportation of illegal immigrants increases under Obama administration

In a bid to remake the enforcement of federal immigration laws, the Obama administration is deporting record numbers of illegal immigrants and auditing hundreds of businesses that blithely hire undocumented workers. link

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Washington 'preferred compassionate Megrahi release'

Barack Obama's administration urged Edinburgh to base the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds, it has emerged. link

Friday, July 23, 2010

Obama Changes Tune on Paying for Unemployment Benefits Extension

In signing the bill restoring unemployment benefits to 2 ? million Americans jobless for more than 26 weeks, President Obama is also adding $34 billion to the deficit and the National Debt. link

Price to attend Obama's birthday bash: $30,000

Sneed hears real estate mogul Neil Bluhm is tossing a private birthday party here for President Obama, who turns 49 on Aug. 4. The shocker: The dinner invite to the Barack bash at Bluhm's home requires a $30,000 donation to the Democratic National Committee! link

Dealergate: Destroying Jobs in the Name of “Shared Sacrifice”

The independent review of how and why the Obama administration forced Chrysler and General Motors to oversee mass closures of car dealerships across the country reveals grisly incompetence, fatal bureaucratic hubris and Big Labor cronyism. link

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Obama: Republicans are the reason you may not get your unemployment check

Of course the premise is nonsense. But it’s political year and since the President’s ratings are in the tank, you will pretty much try anything to stir the American people against the Republicans. link

Did you hear the one about 3 million jobs created or saved?

Lies, damn lies, and statistics, but in this case only the first two apply because even though the report comes from the Council of Economic Advisors there are no credible statistics to be found anywhere in this story. It’s just lies, and frankly it is, as Neil Cavuto puts it, outright cruel. link

Feds Hand $28 Million to Kenya Proxies Fighting for Pro-Abortion Constitution

With Kenya’s pivotal referendum on a new pro-abortion constitution just a few weeks away, three pro-life congressmen have brought forward more evidence that the U.S. federal government has heavily invested in procuring the approval of the document - to the tune of $28 million. link

Obama Admin Authorized Abortion Funding in Third State Under Health Care Law

Add Maryland to the list of states, including Pennsylvania and New Mexico, where the Obama administration authorized federal taxpayer funding of abortions under high risk insurance programs created under the new national health care plan President Barack Obama signed. link

Obama's Deadly Anti-British Agenda

This week's meeting between President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron could kill off the US-UK "special relationship" if Obama continues to indulge his anti-British prejudices. link

Here's what Obama's doing with your money – in Kenya!

An investigation by three Republican congressmen has revealed the Obama administration has secretly spent $23 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars in Kenya to fund a "Yes" vote on a constitutional referendum scheduled for Aug. 4 that would increase access to abortions in Kenya and establish legal status for Islamic law tribunals. link

Monday, July 19, 2010

American politics has caught the British disease

Under Barack Obama, the phenomenon of class resentment is a live political issue. For America has learned, thanks to Barack Obama's crash course in European-style government, about the titanic force of class differences. link

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Watchdog: Auto dealers shut down too fast

Automakers GM and Chrysler were pressured to quickly close hundreds of dealerships by the Treasury department without regard for the job losses that would result, according to a government watchdog report out Sunday.
"Treasury made a series of decisions that may have substantially contributed to the accelerated shuttering of thousands of small businesses ... potentially adding tens of thousands of workers to the already lengthy unemployment rolls," link

Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax

When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.” link

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Obama Has Shot 41 Rounds of Golf as President

President Barack Obama has played a remarkable 41 rounds of golf since becoming president, easily outpacing his predecessor and possibly damaging his ability to portray himself in 2012 as a populist advocate of average folks. link

Friday, July 16, 2010

David Cameron, don't follow Barack Obama

When David Cameron visits America next week he will learn a lot – about how not to run a country, says Peggy Noonan. link

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Health Plans Must Provide Some Tests at No Cost

The White House on Wednesday issued new rules requiring health insurance companies to provide free coverage for dozens of screenings, laboratory tests and other types of preventive care. link

Monday, July 12, 2010

Zuckerman: Obama Is Barely Treading Water

The hope that fired up the election of Barack Obama has flickered out, leaving a national mood of despair and disappointment. Americans are dispirited over how wrong things are and uncertain they can be made right again. link

President Obama's policy time bombs

President Barack Obama has long boasted about the transformative change he’s bringing to the country. But by the time those reforms finally arrive, he could be long gone from the White House. Link

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Obama and Supreme Court may be on collision course

The president's agenda on healthcare and financial regulations sets the stage for a clash with the Supreme Court's conservative majority. link

Monday, July 5, 2010

Blame game could 'boomerang' on Obama, strategist says

When signs of a severe economic downfall emerged more than two years ago, then-candidate Barack Obama was quick to point a finger at the man he hoped to replace. Seventeen months into his administration Republicans say it's time for him to take ownership of the problem. link

Friday, July 2, 2010

Congressional Report Claims Administration Misled About Efforts on Oil Spill

Billy Nungesser, president of New Orleans’ Plaquemines Parish, sensed that a chart showing 140 oil skimmers at work -- a chart given to him by BP and the Coast Guard -- was “somewhat inaccurate.” So, Nungesser asked to fly over the spill to verify the number. link

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Why Obamanomics Has Failed - Uncertainty about future taxes and regulations is enemy No. 1 of economic growth.

The administration's stimulus program has failed. Growth is slow and unemployment remains high. The president, his friends and advisers talk endlessly about the circumstances they inherited as a way of avoiding responsibility for the 18 months for which they are responsible. link

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Obama fired McChrystal partly because of bleak progress report to NATO

Sacked US General Stanley McChrystal issued a devastatingly critical assessment of the war against a "resilient and growing insurgency" just days before being forced out. link

General McChrystal: the fall guy for the president's failure?

Before he fired him, President Barack Obama had just two conversations of any significance with General Stanley A. McChrystal, the man he appointed to win the war in Afghanistan. link

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Word Spill

Obama discerned in the oily waters of the Gulf of Mexico a reason for a large and permanent increase in government taxation and supervision of American life on shore. link

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

... unprepared President

In Rolling Stone, McChrystal is described by an aide as "disappointed" in his first Oval Office meeting with an unprepared President Barack Obama. link

Is U.S. Now On Slippery Slope To Tyranny?

In our times, American democracy is being dismantled, piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it. link

Monday, June 21, 2010

Obama's thuggery is useless in fighting spill

Thuggery is unattractive. Ineffective thuggery even more so. Which may be one reason so many Americans have been reacting negatively to the response of Barack Obama and his administration to BP's Gulf oil spill. link

Saturday, June 19, 2010

World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur

President Obama came into office as the heir to a great foreign policy legacy enjoyed by every recent U.S. president. Why? Because the United States stands on top of the power ladder, not necessarily as the dominant power, but certainly as the leading one. link

Apologizing for Obama’s Serial Apologies

The next president will have to embark once again on a worldwide “reset” campaign, apologizing to America’s allies for the shabby treatment meted out to them by Obama. link

Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention. He did so even as he sought to distance himself from the "dreary and familiar politics" of Washington. link

Friday, June 18, 2010

Barack Obama, Dreamer in Chief

Vision is Obama’s thing. It sure beats cleaning up beaches. Pres. Barack Obama doesn’t do the mundane. He was sent to us to do larger things. You could see that plainly in his Oval Office address on the Gulf oil spill. link

Obama urges G20 to keep up spending or endanger recovery

US President Barack Obama urged other world powers to keep up public spending levels or risk eroding the global economic recovery, in a letter to other Group of 20 (G20) leaders obtained by the German Press Agency dpa Thursday. link

Obama's endless summer of spending

The White House kicked off a "recovery summer" public relations blitz yesterday to promote the alleged benefits of stimulus spending. The mood of self-congratulation was interrupted by a Labor Department report that found initial jobless claims for the week climbed by 12,000. link

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Obama declares 'reckless' BP will pay Gulf cleanup

Vowing to "make BP pay," President Barack Obama accused the oil giant of "recklessness" in his first address to the nation from the Oval Office Tuesday night, eight weeks to the day after the catastrophic oil spill began destroying waterways, wildlife and a prized Gulf Coast way of life. link

Oval Office Speech Should be an Opportunity to Unite the Country, Not a Call for New National Energy Tax

Most Americans are baffled by all this. The crisis as they see it is a broken pipe at the bottom of the ocean, miles-long oil slicks, and threatened coastlines. The first thing they want to know is what the administration plans to do to plug the leak, clean up the oil, and mitigate the spill’s effects on the livelihoods of those affected. link

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Obama's 9/11 envy

President Obama doesn't like the fact that the Gulf oil spill reminds people of Hurricane Katrina, since the public response to that catastrophe hastened the decline of his predecessor's standing. He'd prefer that the American people be reminded of something else -- something that rallied people around their president. link

9/11 families' fury as Obama compares BP oil spill to Twin Towers attack

British families of 9/11 victims described Barack Obama as ‘cruel’ yesterday for comparing the terrorist outrage to the BP oil spill. link

Monday, June 14, 2010

Obama's Political Oil Fund

The BP oil spill is already a calamity for the Gulf Coast ecosystem and economy, but now that Washington is looking to deflect all political blame it could also became a disaster for the rule of law. link

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Very Model of a Modern Major Generalist

Obama declared himself operational without such a declaration being based on any true capability. link

Obama to Tea Partiers: See! The Gulf Disaster is What Smaller Government Will Get You

Obama almost makes it sound like he let the Gulf die to make a point against those who are for smaller, more responsible government, doesn’t he? link

Friday, June 11, 2010

America's ALWAYS tried to do down Britain

Has the worm turned at last? As the oil continues to gush in the Gulf of Mexico, angry rhetoric has gushed from President Barack Obama's lips. His rabid denunciations of BP have damaged the interests not only of that company but of most British people, in a way that must make us wonder whether he leads a friendly country. link

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Comedy: Obama To Make Reassuring Eye Contact With Every Last American

The Onion: President Barack Obama embarked on a 50-state, 30,000-town tour Monday during which he plans to gaze assuredly into the eyes of each American citizen, one at a time. link

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Barack Obama's attacks on BP hurting British pensioners

Barack Obama has been accused of holding "his boot on the throat" of British pensioners after his attacks on BP were blamed for wiping billions off the company's value. link

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

CNBC Host Says Obama Sullied Office With 'Ass to Kick' Line

Not everybody was pleased with President Obama's uncharacteristic line on the Today Show, spoken in the pre-school hours Tuesday morning, that he wants some "ass to kick" in the Gulf oil crisis. link

Obama's getting really, really mad — or is he?

First he was going to make BP pay for the Gulf oil mess. Then he declared himself in charge. Now he's trying to find out "whose ass to kick" and making clear he'd fire BP's chief if only he could. link

Spill reveals Obama's lack of executive experience


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Obama knew from the beginning that oil leak would likely last months

The real disgrace here is why, if he really did know right away that this was the oil equivalent of an asteroid strike, he didn’t scramble some sort of all-hands-on-deck emergency operation to protect the coastline. link

Obama Knew the Spill Was Hopeless

As the president visits the Gulf anew, Richard Wolffe reports that he was first briefed in April on how bad the spill would be. Plus: the real reason the White House is so mad at Carville—and why Obama would rather talk about the economy. link

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

He Was Supposed to Be Competent

I don't see how the president's position and popularity can survive the oil spill. This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, meaning they were shaped by the president's political judgment and instincts. link

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Is Joe Sestak protecting someone in Barack Obama's White House?

Obama White House probe of Obama White House finds no Obama White House impropriety on Sestak. :) link

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama to send 1,200 troops to border; AZ governor was not told

The Obama administration plans to announce Tuesday that it will send as many as 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to improve border security, an Arizona congresswoman said. link

President Obama clashes with McCain in Republican luncheon

President Barack Obama battled with Senate Republicans in a tense closed-door meeting Tuesday, facing tough criticism from his GOP adversaries — including John McCain — on issues ranging from health care to border security. link

AP: Obama to Skip Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington on Monday

President Obama went to Arlington Cemetery to lay the wreath last year, but this year Obama’s handing the wreath to Plugs and heading off to the more welcoming political climes of Chicago. link

Change!!!: Private pay shrinks to historic lows

Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of this year, a USA TODAY analysis of government data finds. link

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Obama to West Point: You’re fighting for the New World Order, or something

Washington Post: President Obama on Saturday pledged to shape a new “international order” as part of a national security strategy that emphasizes his belief in global institutions and America’s role in promoting democratic values around the world. link1 // link2

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Obama campaigning against Bush--again

President Barack Obama is trying to ride the wave of anti-incumbency by taking on an unpopular politician steeped in the partisan ways of Washington. It doesn’t matter that George W. Bush left office 16 months ago. link

Ariz. gov. to Obama: Send Guard choppers

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is asking President Barack Obama to reallocate National Guard helicopters from other states to help Arizona secure its border with Mexico. link

Friday, May 21, 2010

The shady ShoreBank bailout

...the federal government and a coalition of big banking interests are poised to bail out a crony Chicago bank with longtime ties to the Obama administration... link

The fruits of weakness

...traditional American allies, having watched this administration in action, have decided that there's no cost in lining up with America's enemies and no profit in lining up with a U.S. president given to apologies and appeasement. link

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Obama and primary candidates kept each other at arm's length

WaPo: If Tuesday night's elections were a referendum on President Obama, it was not because he sought to make it that way. link

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Angry Obama Seeks to Deflect Blame for Gulf Oil Spill Crisis

The president seemed genuinely angry today, on a beautiful spring afternoon in the Rose Garden. Having watched him on a daily basis for about a year and a half, I'm confident he wasn't faking it. link

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Federal Fat Police: Bill Would Require Government to Track Body Mass of American Children

A bill introduced this month in Congress would put the federal and state governments in the business of tracking how fat, or skinny, American children are. link

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Barack Obama plans to punish BP with tax hike as Gulf spill worsens

Oil companies face an immediate tax rise of 1 cent per barrel to help to pay for the clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico under proposed legislation rushed out by the White House yesterday. link

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Who's running Europe? Now Obama pressures Spain over cuts

Barack Obama is pressuring Spain to make austerity cuts as the European debt crisis rumbles on, it has emerged. The U.S. President has also been credited with helping to save the Euro, after giving advice to European leaders on how to handle the debt crisis. link

Obama – Those iPhones and blogs are really straining democracy

He may be right about the spreading rumors thing. On the other hand, as AP points out, he forgets the alt media also acts as a “truthometer” on his stuff too. link

Food profiteer-turned-food cop

Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity agenda: Shed as I say, not as I gain. link

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Obama phoned Merkel on euro bail-out

US President Barack Obama telephoned German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the weekend to persuade her to agree to the €750 billion bailout package for the eurozone. link

Monday, May 3, 2010

NYT editorial: Obama should have acted sooner on the oil spill

[HotAir] First Bill Maher wonders aloud why The One isn’t getting more crap about the spill, and now this. Why must these darned wingnuts forever find fault with our president? link // Unanswered Questions on the Spill

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cape Wind to become America's first offshore windfarm

The Obama administration gave the go-ahead today to America's first offshore windfarm in the Nantucket Sound, overcoming nearly a decade of resistance from the Kennedy clan and other famous denizens of the favourite holiday destination of America's liberal elite. link

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Obama Denies Individual Aid for Storm Relief

President Barack Obama has denied aid to individuals affected by March’s massive storms and Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she plans to file a formal appeal. more

Friday, April 23, 2010

Obama: Arizonans “irresponsible” for immigration-enforcement vote

Instead of acknowledging the failure of several administrations to deal with immigration violations, including his own, Barack Obama lashed out at the state’s voters instead — and threatened to pursue civil-rights legal actions against them. more

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Obama to ask CEOs to abandon 'furious efforts' to block financial overhaul

President Obama's speech in Manhattan on Thursday marks the culmination of a strategic, month-long acceleration of his personal involvement in financial regulation, according to White House and Treasury Department officials. more

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Obama suggests value-added tax may be an option

President Barack Obama suggested Wednesday that a new value-added tax on Americans is still on the table, seeming to show more openness to the idea than his aides have expressed in recent days. more

Obama on abortion issue: Court nominee must back 'women's rights'

President Obama said today he doesn't have "litmus tests" on social issues for any Supreme Court nominee, but he supports abortion rights and he will make sure his choice "takes into account individual rights, and that includes women's rights." more

Obama: Hey, I’m fighting evil fat cats. Now, send me your donations!

They’re at it again, of course, with the conveniently timed suit against bailed-out Goldman Sachs just as the White House prepares to pass a permanent bailout plan disguised as “financial regulatory reform.” more

Friday, April 16, 2010

Obama's gesture to a grieving Poland

New York (CNN) -- Presidents of the United States rarely attend the funerals of foreign leaders, but President Obama's decision to go to the state funeral of the Polish president and first lady is right on several levels, says analyst Fareed Zakaria. more

Friday, April 9, 2010

Obama Performs Statist-Assisted Suicide on the American Economy

'How can this be? How in the world could this have happened? For the life of me, folks, I can't figure it out. "Jobless Claims Increase Unexpectedly." Who knew?' more


"Obama is like a destructive child who takes apart a watch and then can’t put it back together again." more

Gingrich: Obama is 'most radical president ever'

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a potential presidential candidate in 2012, called Barack Obama on Thursday "the most radical president in American history" who oversees a "secular, socialist machine." more

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Obama Was Not Honest About Membership In the Chicago Socialist Party?

It appears beyond a doubt that Barack Obama was involved, more than two years before his Illinois State Senate run, with a New Party founded, “sister organization” – Progressive Chicago. more

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

America’s Wounded Ally. India is annoyed by Obama.

Barack Obama is in danger of reversing all the progress his predecessors, including George W. Bush, made in forging closer U.S. ties with India. more

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Republicans Slam Obama Judicial Nominee Over 117 Omissions From Record

Senate Republicans on Tuesday slammed one of the Obama administration's most controversial judicial nominees for failing to initially disclose more than 100 of his speeches, publications and other background materials. more

Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons. more

Monday, April 5, 2010

Billboards Against Obama.com

A new group calling itself a Billboards Against Obama joined the battle. Their billboards popped up around Atlanta few days ago. more

Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'

Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery technology manufacturer, a woman named Doris stood to ask the president whether it was a "wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care" package. more

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Obama energy plan would open up Gulf drilling

In a move that could help win Republican support for other energy initiatives, President Obama will announce plans Wednesday to open large sections of the eastern Gulf of Mexico and an area off the Virginia coast for oil and natural gas drilling. more

Monday, March 29, 2010

Obama plays recess with Senate Republicans

As he made final preparations for his trip to Afghanistan over the weekend, President Obama also took a long-expected poke at the Republicans with a slate of 15 recess appointments. more

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Obama meets with Karzai, U.S. troops in surprise Afghanistan visit

President Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, arriving under cover of darkness after a secret overnight flight to visit the war zone for the first time as president. more

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Obama announces 15 recess appointments, scolds GOP

The 15 appointees to boards and agencies include the contentious choice of union lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. more

Friday, March 26, 2010

Obama readies steps to fight foreclosures, particularly for unemployed

The Obama administration plans to overhaul how it is tackling the foreclosure crisis, in part by requiring lenders to temporarily slash or eliminate monthly mortgage payments for many borrowers who are unemployed, senior officials said Thursday. more

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Report: Obama humiliated Netanyahu at the White House

For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of… more
Obama did that in Prague too. Here is a flashback: Barack Obama puts romantic meal with Michelle before Czech politicians

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Price of Victory

Obama’s health-care win was a messy perversion of democracy—one that will come back to haunt him, and his party, in the end. more

Monday, March 22, 2010

'The American Public Voted for Socialism When They Elected President Obama'

Some of the American people probably thought they were voting for hope and change when they voted for President Barack Obama on Nov. 4, 2008. But according to Rev. Al Sharpton, they were voting for socialism. more

Big Win for Obama, but at What Cost?

The House’s passage of health care legislation late Sunday night assures that whatever the ultimate cost, President Obama will go down in history as one of the handful of presidents who found a way to reshape the nation’s social welfare system. more

Obama's health care win ensures his legacy — and may help in November

For President Barack Obama, success came ugly, months late and without bipartisanship, but it's still a big win of historic proportion. more

New Taxes for Health Care Help Obama ‘Spread the Wealth Around’

President Barack Obama said on the campaign trail in October 2008 that he wanted to “spread the wealth around.” With Obama on the verge of signing sweeping health-care overhaul legislation, he’s about to do just that. more

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Obama: Premiums (will) fall by 3000%

"your employer, it’s estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3000%, which means they could give you a raise!" more

Friday, March 19, 2010

Impeach the president?

The 'Slaughter Solution' would violate the Constitution. The Slaughter Solution is a dagger aimed at the heart of our system of checks and balances. It would enable the Democrats to establish an ominous precedent. more

Smart President, Foolish Choices

When President Obama gives TV interviews, the treatment he gets is typically soft, if not reverential. This is not because of the interviewers' respect for the presidency--they were much tougher on George W. Bush--but because of ideological and personal sympathy for the man who now holds the office. Yesterday was an exception more

Obama postpones Asia trip

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama has decided to postpone his visit to Indonesia and Australia for a second time in order to focus on passing a crucial health-care Bill that is at the centre of his domestic agenda. more

Obama, Democrats push hard ahead of health vote

President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders lobbied intensively for historic health care legislation Friday, striving to resolve a last-minute dispute over Medicare while gaining another precious "yes" 48 hours ahead of a climactic vote. more

Obama to Dems: Our fates are tied to health bill

In seeking enough votes to overhaul the nation's health care system, President Barack Obama is telling nervous Democratic lawmakers that their political fates are linked to the bill's passage, discouraging the notion that they can save themselves by opposing it, House members say. more

Thursday, March 18, 2010

President Obama's pitch: Fate of presidency on the line

President Barack Obama had exhausted most of his health care reform arguments with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus during a White House meeting last Thursday when he made a more personal pitch that resonated with many skeptics in the room. more

Obama runs up $2 trillion in debt in 421 days

Barack Obama has set a new record for adding to the national debt, smashing the old one set by George Bush more

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Barack Obama threatens to withdraw support from wavering Democrats

The president will refuse to make fund-raising visits during November elections to any district whose representative has not backed the bill. more

PROMISES, PROMISES: Records not so open with Obama

One year into its promise of greater government transparency, the Obama administration is more often citing exceptions to the nation's open records law to withhold federal records even as the number of requests for information decline more

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Obama facing uprising over new NASA strategy

U.S. President Barack Obama is trying to tamp down an uprising in politically vital Florida against a new strategy for NASA that has rankled space veterans and lawmakers and sparked fears of job losses. more

Obama's liberal base 'disengaged'

Is President Obama losing his base? Many of the activists and groups that worked to get people to the polls in 2008 say they're not inclined right now to help Democrats in the fall. more

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

We feel your pain.

Obama, Key Senators Make Their Pitch for Climate and Energy Bill

Closed-door talks extended to both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue yesterday as President Obama, key senators and industry officials searched for an elusive agreement on comprehensive energy and climate change legislation. more

Obama’s UN-Styled Commission Will Decide Who Gets to Sport Fish and Where

The Obama Administration is pushing full steam ahead with their plan to fundamentally change America. When the radicals are not pushing to socialize health care, offer amnesty to illegal aliens, or radicalize primary school education, they’re pushing new UN-styled rules and regulations on the sport fishing industry. more

Obamacare Road Show, Pt. II: Bring out the human kiddie shields

Michelle Malkin: Have you noticed something about the audiences that President Obama has cherry-picked to cheer his government health-care takeover road show? They’re getting younger and younger. more

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The end of the road for Barack Obama?

Barack Obama seems unable to face up to America's problems, writes Simon Heffer in New York. more

Monday, March 8, 2010

Where are Obama's foreign confidants?

I recently asked several senior administration officials, separately, to name a foreign leader with whom Barack Obama has forged a strong personal relationship during his first year in office. A lot of hemming and hawing ensued. more

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Obama way: Bluster, bully, bribe

The White House took great offense this week when conservatives suggested President Obama might be trading a judicial appointment for a wavering Democrat’s vote on his health care reform plan. more

Obama Now Selling Judgeships for Health Care Votes?

Obama names brother of undecided House Dem to Appeals Court. more

Obama's new adversary

What makes Ryan a rarity is that he's been preaching cerebral free-market ideas during his 11 years in Congress, despite getting little attention for his views. more

National debt to be higher than White House forecast

President Obama's proposed budget would add more than $9.7 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, congressional budget analysts said Friday. more

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fuel Taxes Must Rise, Harvard Researchers Say

To meet the Obama administration’s targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, some researchers say, Americans may have to experience a sobering reality: gas at $7 a gallon. more

Monday, March 1, 2010

Obama the pragmatist must prevail

Barack Obama is a puzzle. He is a skilful politician – he would not be in the White House otherwise – yet he has managed to dismay not only independent voters but also the liberal base of his own party. more

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Obama: Compromise on health if GOP is serious

President Barack Obama said Saturday that he's ready to compromise with Republicans if they're serious about it but that his health care overhaul must go forward. more

Friday, February 26, 2010

Obama appoints SEIU boss to Deficit Commission

He has a vested interest in keeping federal employees on the job, as his union mainly represents public-sector workers. more

Health summit is a failure?

Health summit is a failure as President Obama vows to move forward on reform - with or without GOP more

TimesOnline: Obama bores Americans to...health problems

Warning: watching American politicians argue about healthcare can be seriously damaging to your health. Symptoms may include migraines, extreme fatigue and sudden violent urges. In the event of exposure to competing statistics — regarding "donut holes", "HMO deductibles", "reconciliation devices" or suchlike — seek immediate medical help. more

Thursday, February 25, 2010

US refuses to endorse British sovereignty in Falklands oil dispute

Washington refused to endorse British claims to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands yesterday as the diplomatic row over oil drilling in the South Atlantic intensified in London, Buenos Aires and at the UN. more

Obama's Business Buyout

President Obama is proposing that the U.S. government both guide the economy and do so with a new, aggressively redistributive tax policy. more

Prof. Obama's lecture on business to the Business Roundtable

Remember when President Nixon said he wasn't a crook and President Clinton said he didn't you-know-what with you-know-who? Well on Wednesday, President Obama declared he wasn't a socialist. more

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Obama Rejects Attackers' Cries of 'Socialism'

President Barack Obama launched a vigorous defense of his economic agenda Wednesday, rejecting critics who call his policies "socialism" and insisting he aims to boost U.S. competitiveness abroad. more

Obama’s version of Obamacare – More taxes to pay for health care

Today, President Obama released his proposal to reform health care, in advance of Thursday’s health care summit. ... Your insurance premiums will rise, your prescription drugs will cost more, and any medical device, from wheelchairs to crutches, will cost more. more


The United States has unveiled plans for its new $1 billion high-security embassy in London — the most expensive it has ever built. more

Monday, February 22, 2010

Here come government health care price controls

Obamacare 2.0$$ unveiled more

Obama tops Bush at ducking reporters

President Obama, who pledged to establish the most open and transparent administration in history, on Monday surpasses his predecessor's record for avoiding a full-fledged question-and-answer session with White House reporters in a formal press conference. more

Obama puts forward $1 trillion health care plan

President Barack Obama is putting forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year health care plan that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriated consumers. more

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Democrats worried about Obama track record

Democratic governors said Sunday they worry about President Barack Obama's track record on fighting Republican political attacks and urged him to better connect with anxious voters. Some allies pleaded for a new election-year strategy focused on the economy. more

Obama to Urge Oversight of Insurers’ Rate Increases

President Obama will propose on Monday giving the federal government new power to block excessive rate increases by health insurance companies, as he rolls out comprehensive legislation to revamp the nation’s health care system, White House officials said Sunday. more

Obama to spell out new healthcare plan

President Barack Obama is expected to publish his healthcare plan as early as Sunday or Monday, combining features of the two Democratic bills passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, congressional aides and healthcare advocates said on Friday. more

Obama’s ‘Chicago mafia’ blamed for paralysis at the top

When President Barack Obama’s secret service codename was revealed as Renegade and his wife Michelle’s as Renaissance, the names seemed perfect for a first couple who had come to Washington to shake things up. more

Friday, February 19, 2010

Obama keeps reporters away from Dalai Lama event

For all of its talk about transparency, the White House shut out the press Thursday when President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama. more

Obama to tout housing help in Las Vegas

President Barack Obama is unveiling $1.5 billion in housing help in an appearance in Las Vegas, the city with the worst foreclosure crisis in the nation. more

Obama Will Offer Compromise Health Plan

The Times reports this morning that the White House will release a comprehensive health bill prior to the bipartisan summit scheduled for Feb. 25. more

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Why Obama's Nuclear Bet Won't Pay Off

If you want to understand why the United States hasn't built a nuclear reactor in three decades, the Vogtle plant outside Atlanta is an excellent reminder of the insanity of nuclear economics. more

On anniversary, Obama defends economic stimulus

President Barack Obama vigorously defended his $787 billion stimulus on Wednesday, insisting it rescued Americans from the worst of the economic calamity and ripping Republican critics who called it a waste. more

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Obama’s bundlers occupy dozens of key positions

Barack Obama has long decried the corrupting influence of money in politics. As a candidate, he ran against lobbyists and the pay-for-play culture of Washington. As president, he has continued to hammer the theme, most recently in his impassioned attacks on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v Federal Election Commission. So ...

Obama's Islamic Envoy Quoted Defending Man Charged With Aiding Terrorists

President Obama's new envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, Rashad Hussain, is at the center of a controversy over remarks attributed to him defending a man who later pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid a terrorist group. more

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CNN poll: 52% say Obama doesn't deserve reelection in 2012

52 percent of Americans said President Barack Obama doesn't deserve reelection in 2012, according to a new poll. 44 percent of all Americans said they would vote to reelect the president in two and a half years, less than the slight majority who said they would prefer to elect someone else. more

Obama to unveils deal for two nuclear reactors

The President is expected later today to unveil a loan guarantee for Southern Company to build two nuclear reactors. Barack Obama's move, confirmed by an administration official, paves the way for the first new nuclear power plant in the US in nearly three decades. more

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Some Democrats keep distance from Obama

Aligning themselves too closely with the White House could be a strategic mistake ahead of the midterm election, they fear. more

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Man Up, Obama, or Make Way for President Palin

President Barack Obama is starting to look like the second coming of Jimmy Carter. If he’s going to avoid that fate, the president had better take radical action -- and fast. more

President Obama Signs Law Raising Public Debt Limit from $12.4 Trillion to $14.3 Trillion

Behind closed doors and with no cameras present, President Obama signed into law Friday afternoon the bill raising the public debt limit from $12.394 trillion to $14.294 trillion. more

Some House Dems wonder whether Obama wants them to lose

IBD’s Sean Higgins notices that unnamed House Democrats have an interesting theory about Obama’s disconnect from their leadership. Anonymous Democrats on Capitol Hill speculate that Barack Obama might benefit in 2012 from Republicans taking over the House — and that Obama may already be strategizing to let them do it. more

The president will devastate the coal industry

Despite what he says, the president continues to act in ways that, if continued, will devastate the coal industry and states like ours that depend on it. More worrisome for tens of millions of Americans who do not live in coal-producing states is the effect Obama's policies will have on them. more

President Say Anything

"You had to cast more votes to break filibusters last year than in the entire 1950s and 1960s combined. That's 20 years of obstruction jammed into just one." ... There wasn't a single filibuster in 2009. more
Nice catch!

Obama Making Plans to Use Executive Power

With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities. more

Friday, February 12, 2010

Obama Will Help Select KSM Trial Location

President Obama is planning to insert himself into the debate about where to try the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, three administration officials said Thursday, signaling a recognition that the administration had mishandled the process and triggered a political backlash. more

China to Obama: Cancel meeting with Dalai Lama

China has responded to the scheduling of Thursday's meeting between President Obama and the Dalai Lama -- and they want it canceled. more

Read Obama’s lips: Don’t believe anything that passes his lips

President Obama now wants you to know he’s “agnostic” on breaking that pledge (again). This time, he’ll just blame it on the sham deficit commission he wants to set up as fall guys. more

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Joe Biden: Iraq one of Obama's 'great achievements'

Obama-Biden pair that opposed the Iraq war and its tactics and predicted their failure is prepared to accept credit for its success. more

Obama administration pushes for tracking cell phones

... Obama administration has argued that warrantless tracking is permitted because Americans enjoy no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in their--or at least their cell phones'--whereabouts. more

Obama ‘Agnostic’ on Deficit Cuts, Won’t Prejudge Tax Increases

President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit. more

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Obama's Owned -- You Can Bank On It

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are bristling with the news that Republicans have decided now is the time to suck up to Wall Street. more

Obama Blames Staffing Problems on GOP, Threatens Recess Appointments

Over 200 White House nominations are still pending in the Senate, and Obama blames Republican's 'obstinacy,' which he says is 'rooted not in substantive disagreements but in political expedience.' more

Obama, GOP Seek Accord

President Barack Obama and leading lawmakers from both parties met at the White House Tuesday to showcase potential areas of cooperation, especially on an initiative to spur hiring, but the gathering also highlighted divisions that have stalled much of the president's domestic agenda. more

Obama demands health care insurers justify premium increases

This is dangerous ground, and not unexpected. The Obama administration continues their assault on insurers by demanding Anthem Blue Cross in California justify a proposed 39 percent rate increase by customers. more

Obama’s health care olive branch…or not

In a nationally televised interview before Sunday’s Super Bowl, President Obama declared he wanted to hold a health care summit between Democrats and Republicans to reach bipartisan agreement as to the future course of Obamacare. The Republicans are going to interpret this as we’re starting over. We’re not starting over. We’re coming in with our plan. more

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

GOP wary of Obama's overtures

It takes two to tango, and when it comes to President Obama's recent overtures toward bipartisanship, Republicans aren't sure yet whether they want to dance. more

Miss him yet?

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Disconnected President

It wasn’t a President honestly discussing the state of the union. It was the hurt and confusion of an academic who doesn’t understand how his B+ term paper could have become such a disaster when implemented in the real world, and insists it will still work, if everyone pays closer attention to the extensive footnotes. more

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Necessity of Obamanomics

Alright class, here's your assignment: Look at President Obama's budget proposal, spending freeze, jobs bill, stimulus, tax hikes on upper-income individuals, and proposed deficit commission. Also take a look at the fees he wants to impose on the biggest banks, and his proposed regulations of Wall Street. Look at his stalled trade agenda. Now, explain the big picture. more

How Obama got Keynes wrong

The Obama White House likes to say that the theories of John Maynard Keynes form the foundation for its fiscal policies. Most notably, it draws upon the legendary British economist's idea of spending big to pull out of a recession. more

Obama eulogizes woman buried in Obama t-shirt whose name he can’t remember

Many observers have noted that the president often seems extraordinarily self-referential. It’s all about him, they say. But even those critics might be a little taken aback by the “buried in an Obama t-shirt” remark. Is it really that much about him? more

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Barack Obama: stumbling towards isolationism

One of the ironies of Barack Obama’s presidency is that he is increasingly distant from the world he promised to embrace more

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Forget Polls, Here’s Tangible Proof the Obama Honeymoon is Over

This time last year, the Obama Store was teeming with customers. Ideally situated in the basement of Washington’s Union Station, the store was filled with consumers eager to buy anything with Obama’s likeness while others took pictures of the life-size cut-outs of the president and first lady. Now, the Obama Store is boarded up. more

Vulnerable Dems seek distance from Obama

As Congress begins picking through President Obama's vast election year budget, many Democratic incumbents and candidates seem to be finding something they love — to campaign against. more

Meet the...

Spendaholics Anonymous (cartoon by Michael Ramirez)

Mr. President: "You Talk Too Much."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SEIU Fat Cats Behind First Lady's Anti-Obesity Campaign

Behind every seemingly good deed in the Obama White House, there's a deep-pocketed, left-wing special interest. Take first lady Michelle Obama's crusade against childhood obesity. more

Left and right push for President Obama 'question time'

A politically diverse group of bloggers, commentators, techies and politicos on Wednesday will launch an online campaign, Demand Question Time, urging President Barack Obama and GOP congressional leaders to hold regular, televised conversations like the extraordinary exchange in Baltimore on Friday.
Can you do that??? :)

Why just snub UK or France or Poland if you can snub EU?

It is not a big news in the US yet but EU's media talk about it for at least 48 hours. Obama decided to snub EU by not coming to US-EU summit. Here are some highlights: BBC: Barack Obama is to skip a US-EU summit due in May, DW-World.de: Spanish PM Zapatero visits US amid flap over Obama’s no-show decision, EUobserver.com: Obama to skip EU-US summit in Madrid, Rp.pl: Does Obama have enough of Europe? (in Polish, my translation), Wp.pl: Obama's blow to EU(in Polish, my translation).

One of EU's MPs calls it another slap in the face.

So, what is his excuse? "President Barack Obama's decision not to come to an EU summit in Madrid in May is partly due to confusion arising from the Lisbon Treaty" even though Europeans are not confused at all. (US blames Lisbon Treaty for EU summit fiasco)

Obama pushing clean coal and green jobs

President Barack Obama is meeting with governors from coal-producing states, hoping to earn their support for a languishing energy bill and to bolster his image as a leader willing to work with Republicans as well as Democrats. more

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

City still waiting for reimbursement from Obama's 2008 visit

The city of Springfield still hasn’t been fully repaid for costs associated with hosting then- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign stop in the fall of 2008. more

Obama seeks money for nuclear weapons work

President Barack Obama is seeking increased funding for nuclear weapons research and security programs next year, even as his administration promotes nonproliferation and has pledged to reduce the world's stockpile of nuclear arms. more


President Obama is catching heat from Nevada lawmakers and business leaders regarding his comments Tuesday criticizing trips to Las Vegas. more

Who is Barry Soetoro?

Picture on the top: The registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro.

Name: Barry Soetoro
Religion: Islam
Nationality: Indonesian

Picture above: Lolo Soetoro, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, baby Maya Soetoro, and 9 year old Barry Soetoro.

Disclaimer: This post is published to present claims from the "Americans for Freedom of Information." It does not represent my views on this matter.

In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" (AFI) has released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College. "The transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia while an undergraduate at the school." (I did not see the transcript so the conclusion comes from AFI.) The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California . AFI: The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.

Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still on-going but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Obama Organizing in High School

Obama is using our public school system to recruit for his Alinsky-inspired private army. Organizing for America is (and I quote) recruiting in our high schools to "build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda" ... more

Chicago cools to Barack Obama, its hometown boy

“I don’t think he done nothing, the situation’s got worse and worse for me,” he complained. “His slogan was change but now he’s saying change is not just up to me. Well, that wasn’t what he said in the elections.” more

Friday, January 29, 2010

Obama Appeals to GOP Conscience in Pressing Forward With Agenda

Rather than dial back his ambitions in the wake of his party's loss last week in the Massachusetts Senate election, the president used his State of the Union address Wednesday night to pressure the GOP into working with Democrats by appealing to their collective conscience. more

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obama's answer for America: more of me

There's a story of an ex hausted tenor at La Scala who, facing repeated cries of "Encore," responded that he couldn't go on. A man rose in the audience to say, "You'll keep singing until you get it right." That seems to be the defining principle of the Obama administration -- whose response to every problem, every setback, every hiccup and challenge has been, simply, "more Obama." more

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Spender-in-Chief’s fiscal freeze follies

There are more loopholes in President Obama’s proposed “spending freeze” than in an Olympic volleyball net. Gargantuan government entitlements (Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid) are exempt. A half-trillion in unspent stimulus money is exempt. Foreign aid is exempt. more

The Obama Fisc

Meet President Obama 2.0. Unlike the 2009 version, this 2010 update isn't the spender who has sent the federal deficit to levels unseen since World War II. This new fellow is a fiscal conservative, and Americans will see this major new talent perform tonight as he delivers his State of the Union address. more

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)