Today the mainstream media and Beltway media “fell for it all over again,” Rachel Maddow said Tuesday night, referring to Drudge’s teasing the video of a 2007 Obama speech, which The Daily Caller and Sean Hannity deemed “divisive” and “racially charged” (while also noting Obama’s reference to Rev. Jeremiah Wright). Alas, the video was five years old, Maddow said. The video is supposed to show you that Obama’s secret plan is to be “way more black than he seems to you now,” Maddow noted. “This is how he snuck into the White House, right? People didn’t actually know
Politico edged ever closer towards total parody on Tuesday with a headline that seriously wondered, "Joe Biden: Sex symbol?" Senior Washington correspondent Jonathan Allen gushed, "Joe Biden’s bringing sexy back — to the Medicare-eligible set." The journalist, who touts his "National Press Club’s Sandy Hume Award for Excellence in Political Journalism," rhapsodized, "The vice president, who turns 70 in November, has been on a tour of diners and delis in swing states, charming as many white, blue-collar voters — and their mothers — as possible." Allen noted Biden's skill as a retail politician and added,
Denver - The man who will question President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday once compared moderating a presidential debate to "walking down the blade of a knife." Jim Lehrer, a longtime anchor of "PBS NewsHour," also pledged he'd never moderate another debate after his 11th turn at the helm in 2008. But he changed his mind this year when the Commission on Presidential Debates proposed an expanded format that will include six 15-minute segments. The new format, Lehrer said recently, "has the possibility to open up the debates for a more spontaneous and deeper exchange of positions
Burlington, Iowa - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan found a rare point of agreement today with his Democratic opponent, after Vice President Joe Biden said earlier that the middle class has been “buried” over the last four years. (Snip) “That means we need to stop digging by electing Mitt Romney the next president of the United States. Of course the middle class has been buried. They are being buried by regulations, they are being buried by taxes … they are being buried by borrowing, they are being buried by the Obama administration’s economic failures.” Ryan continued, saying, “Help is
WASHINGTON — Conservatives are using a speech President Barack Obama delivered as a candidate in 2007 to accuse him of using racially charged rhetoric. Fox News broadcast the video Tuesday night of the speech that news organizations including The Associated Press and Fox News covered at the time. Fox host Sean Hannity says the remarks contain quote, "some of the most divisive class warfare and racially charged rhetoric ever used by Barack Obama." The Drudge Report, a regular critic of Obama, wrote on Twitter that the video will quote, "ignite accusations
An initiative aimed at improving intelligence sharing has done little to make the country more secure, despite as much as $1.4 billion in federal spending, according to a two-year examination by Senate investigators. The nationwide network of offices known as “fusion centers” was launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to address concerns that local, state and federal authorities were not sharing information effectively about potential terrorist threats. But after nine years — and regular praise from officials at the Department of Homeland Security — the 77 fusion centers have become pools of ineptitude, waste and civil liberties intrusions
News aggregator Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report set journalistic social media circles on fire with the announcement of a video purporting to show troubling racial statements from President Barack Obama. (Snip) BuzzFeed Politics posted several edited clips from the speech, apparently delivered at Hampton University in June of 2007. Others found a transcript of Obama's prepared statements. These sources did not contain all of the quotes teased by Drudge, which suggest the remarks were off the cuff. Several progressive journalists have reacted to the video's social media buzz angrily or dismissively before learning the contents of the full 40-minute
The Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to buy an Illinois state prison that was considered a potential destination for Guantanamo prisoners. Administration officials attribute the $165 million acquisition of Thomson Correctional Center to overcrowding in high-security federal prisons, but some lawmakers believe the move is a pretense for the original Gitmo plan, Fox News reports: But Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf, among the lawmakers who opposed the federal purchase of the prison, claimed Tuesday that the Obama administration could still carry
Law enforcement and national security agencies are investigating the hacking of a White House computer last month that penetrated a network inside the White House Military Office that handles top-secret data, U.S. officials said. On Capitol Hill, House Republicans this week asked the White House to provide details of the attack on the White House Communications Agency, which runs the Situation Room and classified communications and teleconferences. Meanwhile, officials said President Barack Obama was not notified about the cyber attack—which was traced to China when it was first discovered—but was informed about the incident later.
Is Obama tone-deaf in the extreme — or is he blatantly rubbing our noses in it? What else could explain his bizarre decision, after weeks of violence and anti-American rioting in cities across North Africa and the Muslim world, to check into a Las Vegas resort with a North African theme? As reported by the Business Insider, Obama chose the new Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort to do his debate preparation: President Barack Obama arrived in Nevada last night to begin three days of debate preparation at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort, a luxurious golf
The Democratic National Committee — armed with the help of dismissive tweets from a variety of journalists — scrambled Tuesday night to attack The Daily Caller for its videos of President Obama’s controversial race comments in 2007 before the story was even published. Using comments from reporters speculating on TheDC’s report, the Democrats quickly worked to dismiss the story it hadn’t seen yet — which was teased Tuesday afternoon on Sean Hannity’s radio show and on the Drudge Report — by calling it “lame.” At about 7:30 p.m. ET, the DNC Rapid Response team sent an email to reporters
The day after the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, military intelligence was spreading the word inside the Pentagon that an al Qaeda-linked group was likely responsible. A source familiar with intelligence reporting told The Washington Times that the Libyan militant group Ansar al-Sharia was singled out as the likely principal planner and executor of the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11. U.S. Special Operations Command quickly dispatched its troops to the region, but not into Libya directly,
Yesterday, Pres. Obama proclaimed October 2012 “National Energy Action Month.” “I call upon the citizens of the United States to recognize this month by working together to achieve greater energy security, a more robust economy, and a healthier environment for our children,” Obama declared. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, took exception to Pres. Obama’s proclamation of National Energy Action Month, saying “Every month should be national energy month.” “Every day of the year Americans should be able to develop our resources to create millions of new jobs and supply
President Barack Obama has ordered the CIA and the Pentagon to hunt down the terrorists who attacked the US consulate in Libya. It's unclear what the president plans to do once the perpetrators of the September 11 assault in Benghazi are found, but he has mobilized the military's Joint Special Operations Command to help carry out the mission. JSOC and the CIA teamed up to send Navy SEAL commandos into Pakistan in 2011 for a raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The White House plans for retaliation come after it was revealed that security officials
A group of Republican senators today urged President Obama to work with Congress on cybersecurity legislation instead of ramming the languishing bill through by executive order. Democrats urged Obama last month to quickly issue an order to put into effect the legislation killed by a GOP filibuster in August. John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, told Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) in a letter last month that “following congressional inaction, the President is determined to use existing executive branch authorities to protect our nation against
In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government
CARACAS – Sunday marked the culmination of Henrique Capriles Radonski´s surprisingly successful insurgent campaign to oust autocrat Hugo Chavez from the presidency of Venezuela. With a week to go before voting next Sunday, October 7, Spanish newspaper ABC estimated more one million Capriles supporters staged a caminata, walking eight miles, or in many cases further, to hear their candidate make a rousing 35 minute speech in the country’s capital city. The day was picture-perfect for a political demonstration: 75 degrees; bright, nearly cloudless skies; virtually no traffic.
I’m sure you’ve seen the tease that Drudge has up on his front page by now. CAMPAIGN DRAMA: VIDEO MADE 6 YEARS AGO SURFACES ON EVE OF FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE... DEVELOPING TONIGHT... He’s added some extra teasing in his tweets. Curious tape dropping tonight. NOT from MOTHERJONES. Will cause controversy, ignite accusations of racism — in both directions! And Internal debate at news network about airing tape tonight, on eve of debate… MORE I was thinking that this would turn out to be a hit on Romney, until that tweet about the internal debate at a network. What network
President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked among likely voters as they prepare to square off in their first presidential debate, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll. The survey showed that voters remain resistant to either Obama or Romney holding full control of the federal government. Obama and Romney each pulled in 47 percent support in the poll among likely voters. It is among the narrowest margins of several presidential surveys published ahead of the debate this week. Other polls have shown the president with a slim lead. In this survey, while the race
Based on the transcript posted by the Chicago Sun Times, here are the 5 quotes from then Senator Obama’s 2007 speech at Hampton University that are most likely to raise eyebrows: Hurricane Katrina “was a powerful metaphor for what’s gone [in America] on for generations.” “It was also there – at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago – that I met Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., who took me on another journey and introduced me to a man named Jesus Christ. It was the best education I ever had.” On his run for
It's from a group calling itself "Catholics for Obama" and it highlights one of the major strategies of the Obama campaign; make Romney's Mormonism an issue.US News: On Wednesday Hudson also revealed that a group calling itself Catholics for Obama had been making push poll phone calls in support of the president's re-election bid. Among the questions being asked, he said, was "How can you support a 'Mormon' who does not believe in Jesus Christ?"
There's nothing more entertaining than watching in real-time as an elite member of the corrupt media completely loses his cool over something he has no control over. And more importantly, something that might derail all the wicked work he's done to drag a failed president over the reelection finish line. Mark Halperin one of the leaders of what he calls "The Gang of 500" -- or those who control the media. He's the guy who yucks it up with Joe Scarborough every morning and who sits on political stories so he can later release them in books like "Game Change"
Singapore - The world’s largest coral reef — under threat from Australia’s surging coal and gas shipments, climate change and a destructive starfish — is declining faster than ever and coral cover could fall to just 5 per cent in the next decade, a study shows. (Snip) Globally, reefs are being assailed by myriad threats, particularly rising sea temperatures, increased ocean acidity and more powerful storms, but the threat to the Great Barrier Reef is even more pronounced, the AIMS study published on Tuesday found. “In terms of geographic scale and the extent of the decline, it is unprecedented anywhere
New Delhi - India and Pakistan engaged in an ugly war of words at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday, underscoring how the two countries remain trapped in their rhetoric on Jammu & Kashmir. It all started when foreign minister S M Krishna added an extra paragraph to his UN speech during the general debate on Monday, joining issue with Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari's contention that Jammu & Kashmir was a sign of UN "failure". (Snip) The high-voltage exchange between India and Pakistan at UNGA was in sharp contrast to the reconciliatory tone of foreign minister S M
Jennifer Bristol recently lost one of her oldest friends—thanks to a Facebook fight about pit bulls. The trouble started when she posted a newspaper article asserting that pit bulls were the most dangerous type of dog in New York City last year. "Please share thoughts… 833 incidents with pitties," wrote Ms. Bristol, a 40-year-old publicist and animal-welfare advocate in Manhattan. (Snip)Then a childhood pal of Ms. Bristol piped up with this: "Take it from an ER doctor… In 15 years of doing this I have yet to see a golden retriever bite that had to go to the operating room or