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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

WHAT BUDGET TROUBLES? OBAMA PLANS $1B BRIT EMBASSY

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

HE DID IT AGAIN: 'YOU DON'T BLOW A BUNCH OF CASH IN VEGAS'

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.

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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