During President Obama´s inauguration today, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) quoted Alex Haley, the author made world-famous for his Pulitzer Prize-winning literary sensation, "Roots." According to The Washington Post, Haley and Alexander were longtime friends. That´s all well and good, but quoting Alex Haley at an important national occasion is not unlike quoting Lance Armstrong. Because what both men are most famous for is based on brazen fraud. Haley not only lost a high-profile plagiarism suit against his work in "Roots, but any serious look into the Haley family´s
If you want someone to lie to you and tell you how troubling it is when anyone´s income is cut in Obama´s economy, you´ll want to stop reading right about now. I´m only willing to go as far as to say that I wish ObamaCare wasn´t the cause of all this. But it simply is a beautiful thing to see the very institutions that carry Obama´s water and attempt to brainwash more of his minions, deal first-hand with the consequences of their thoughtless advocacy: A new piece in the Wall Street Journal
Paris-The United States has started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. Paris has launched a military campaign against Islamist fighters in Mali at the request of the Malian government, amid fears the vast desert country could become a launchpad for international attacks. "We have started air lifting French army personnel and equipment to Bamako from Istres," said Benjamin Benson, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). A Reuters camera crew on Tuesday saw a U.S.
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), speaking on “MSNBC Live” on Jan. 16 said that “some of the southern areas have cultures that we have to overcome” when it comes to gun control. Rangel was asked by anchor Thomas Roberts whether new gun control measures passed in New York State should serve as models for other states: “If you’re proud of what New York has done, obviously there is not going to be any perfect policy or perfect law that everybody is going to agree on from both sides saying that this is key perfection
As NewsBusters reported Saturday, CBS News political director John Dickerson advised the current White House resident to destroy the Republican Party. On PBS´s Charlie Rose Monday, the Washington Post´s Bob Woodward made a much different recommendation to President Obama saying, "Sticking your finger in these people’s eye all the time I don´t think will work" (video follows with transcript and commentary): BOB WOODWARD: It´s not just a matter of defending it, and I think Bob Caro is right that Obama feels very strongly about this. He´s the champion of the safety net and he should be, but even he when
Television´s History channel is running an outstanding series about each and every one of our presidents. Nowhere in that has there been evidence of a Chief Executive with less character, lower standards, fewer morals, greater incompetence, a more dangerous socio-political agenda, and yet with increasingly arrogant, personal ambition and ego than those of President Barrack Hussein Obama. My damning allegations have never been better proven, than by Mr. Obama´s current, disgraceful...
Just hours before he died in a terrorist attack at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Ambassador Chris Stevens sent a cable to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton painting a chaotic, violent portrait of the eastern Libya city and warning that local militias were threatening to pull the security they afforded U.S. officials. Militia leaders told U.S. officials just two days before the attack that they were angered by U.S. support of a particular candidate for Libyan prime minister and warned “they would not continue to guarantee security in Benghazi, a critical function they asserted they were currently providing,”
Only six votes truly matter in the fight over gun control. Five are vulnerable Senate Democrats from deeply red states. The five senators (with Obama 2012 vote percentages) are Mark Begich of Alaska (40.8 percent), Max Baucus of Montana (41.7 percent), Tim Johnson of South Dakota (39.9 percent), Mark Pryor of Arkansas (36.9 percent) and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana (40.6 percent). (Snip) Red-state America cannot stand being lectured by wealthy Northeastern liberals about guns, when most of them have never fired one, cannot tell the difference between semi-automatic and automatic and have their children in private
The NFL has discussed an expansion to the Rooney Rule under which teams would be required to interview minority candidates for vacant coordinator jobs, league sources told ESPN. The NFL expressed its disappointment in a statement after 14 head coach and front-office jobs were filled without one minority being hired. The league indicated changes were being discussed. No decision has been made, but the NFL likely will mandate that teams with returning head coaches include minority interviews for coordinator vacancies, hoping to broaden the pool of potential head-coaching candidates, one source said.
Tokyo-Japan´s new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country´s finances.Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care.(Snip)Aso´s comments are likely to cause offence in Japan, where almost a quarter of the 128 million population is aged over 60. The proportion is forecast to rise to 40% over the next 50
McDonald´s has paid out $700,000 to members of the Muslim community after one of its franchise restaurants in Michigan falsely advertised its food had been prepared according to Islamic dietary laws. A Muslim Detroit resident, Ahmed Ahmed, claimed he bought a chicken sandwich in September 2011 at a Dearborn McDonald´s but found it was not halal - meaning it did not meet Islamic requirements for preparing food. The restaurant is one of two in Dearborn which sells halal products to cater for an area with one of the nation´s largest Arab and Muslim communities. Mr Ahmed then approached lawyer Kassem
In a conversation with The Hill editor A.B. Stoddard, Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith expressed his frustration with the lack of demand among lawmakers in Washington for new gun control measures. Stoddard observed that there is no consensus in public opinion polling data on gun control, and even less consensus among lawmakers on what new measures to adopt. Smith countered by insisting that had America’s lawmakers relied on polling data alone, “we’d have had slavery a lot longer than we did.” (Snip) Smith noted that President Barack Obama made some promises during the campaign which he must
Paris- Nicolas Sarkozy is preparing to move to London to set up a billion pounds plus investment fund, it was claimed today. If the move goes ahead, the controversial Frenchman will become the latest to escape a potential top tax rate of 75 per cent in his home country. He and his former supermodel third wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy would be likely to settle in an affluent district like South Kensington – so becoming the most high profile Gallic celebrity couple in the city. But the former president is under investigation for corruption in France,
And now president Obama has delivered his locked-and-loaded twenty-three point Executive Order for curing violence in America. Breathless previews predicted the president would call for a 21st Amendment copycat. Instead, Obama pledged to nominate an ATF Director, a position officially vacant but occupied by acting appointees since George W. Bush was in the White House. The One then ordered federal law enforcement to trace ownership of guns used in a crime -- no doubt inspired by "Handgun Crime Rules For Dummies". Twenty-one other air-pistol salutes
President Barack Obama used his second inaugural address Monday to offer an aggressive, unapologetic defense of activist government and to call for a new spirit of unity even as he seeks to move the country even further left. But in celebrating the power of the government to lead the nation forward, Obama breezed past the costs of an ever-growing public sector and made only passing mention of the country’s most urgent problem as he took the oath to lead it: debt. The United States is now $16.4 trillion in debt. We’ve accumulated more than a third of that
After two years of frequent flying and constant campaigning that took him all around the country, President Obama isn´t finished: "You´re going to see the president traveling around the country more," Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett told MSNBC´s "Morning Joe" on Monday, Inauguration Day. Host Joe Scarborough asked Jarrett how President Obama plans to avoid the difficulties that have beset other presidents in their second terms. "Well," replied Jarrett, "you have to stay focused, and you have to develop an agenda that reflects the priorities of the American people. I think the president has done that.
Fallon: Cirque du Soleil like many companies has announced that it is cutting jobs--400 of them, in fact. So on the downside, hundreds of clowns will lose their jobs. But on the bright side, it’ll free up, like, two spaces in the parking lot. Fallon: Both parties in Washington are writing a new bill to reduce mammogram and prostate exam costs. But don’t worry, they’ll still be free at the airport. Fallon: Mallory Hagan is the new Miss America, from Brooklyn.
Forty children died in 2011 while under the state’s watch, including five youths who were gunned down, seven who committed suicide and a dozen babies — some sleeping in an adult’s bed — who were deemed victims of sudden and unexpected infant deaths, according to an alarming report one outraged lawmaker called “troubling and frustrating.” The report by the Office of the Child Advocate, the state’s independent watchdog, also shows fatalities among kids under the care of various state agencies, including the Department of Children and Families, are on the rise, jumping from 36 in 2010 and
Golf star Phil Mickelson says he regrets publicly commenting that he may have to leave California over high taxes, saying he should not have spoken out on such a personal topic. In a statement to Fox News late Monday, Mickelson apologized to anyone he may have "upset or insulted" with the comments that his high tax bracket was causing him to consider “drastic changes” in his life, including possibly moving his family out of state and even retiring from the game of golf. "Finances and taxes are a personal matter and I should not have made my opinions
LOS ANGELES — Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files. The confidential records filed in a lawsuit against the archdiocese disclose how the church handled abuse allegations for decades and also reveal dissent from a top Mahony aide who criticized his superiors for covering up allegations of abuse rather than protecting children.
Not many inaugural addresses go down in history books as memorable, especially second inaugural addresses. Despite the incumbent Democrat´s pride in his speechmaking skills, Barack Hussein Obama´s first inaugural speech was memorable in 2009, not for anything he said, but for the fact that an African American was saying it.[Snip] Officials estimated Obama´s inauguration crowd about half the 2009 gathering. Much of the media coverage of Monday´s 2,100-word speech focused on the downright liberal nature of the agenda Obama outlined, although he did not say the words "liberal" or its preferred code word "progressive."
WELLINGTON, New Zealand –Gareth Morgan has a simple dream: a New Zealand free of pet cats that threaten native birds. But the environmental advocate has triggered a claws-out backlash with his new anti-feline campaign. Morgan called on his countrymen Tuesday to make their current cat their last in order to save the nation´s unique bird species. He set up a website, called Cats To Go, depicting a tiny kitten with red devil´s horns. The opening line: "That little ball of fluff you own is a natural born killer." He doesn´t recommended people euthanize their current cats --
DEARBORN, Michigan –McDonald´s and one of its franchise owners agreed to pay $700,000 to members of the Muslim community to settle allegations a Detroit-area restaurant falsely advertised its food as being prepared according to Islamic dietary law. McDonald´s and Finley´s Management Co. agreed Friday to the tentative settlement, with that money to be shared by Dearborn Heights resident Ahmed Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and lawyers. Ahmed´s attorney, Kassem Dakhlallah, told The Associated Press on Monday that he´s "thrilled" with the preliminary deal that´s expected to be finalized March 1.
Last night at the inaugural ball, singer Alicia Keys reworked her hit song ‘Girl on Fire’ to feature President Obama – on fire. “She’s getting a round of applause from me,” CNN’s Piers Morgan noted after the song was over. “She may have just given the best free concert in the world!” Read the new lyrics below: He’s president and he’s on fire, hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway -He’s living in a world, and it’s on fire -Filled with catastrophe, but he knows he can fly away -