WASHINGTON, DC — On Sunday evening, January 27, Steve Kroft embarrassed himself, CBS, 60 Minutes, and the American media in general with an historically sycophantic interview of President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. When Obama and Clinton were offstage, Kroft did refer to the Benghazi fiasco as “the biggest diplomatic disaster of this administration,” but the questions he asked them on camera were prefaced with comments like, “You had a very long day [at the hearings]. Also, how is your health?” Kroft introduced other questions with remarks like,
Washington - Senator John Kerry on Tuesday won the unanimous support of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday to replace Hillary Clinton as President Barack Obama´s new secretary of state. The full Senate was expected to confirm Kerry later on Tuesday. The five-term senator and 2004 failed presidential candidate has broad support from fellow Democrats as well as Republicans in the Senate. (Snip) Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican, did not attend the session. Kerry came into the room shortly after the vote, to loud applause from the committee members.
The recent decision by outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta to allow women to serve in front-line combat units is fraught with problems, and no one in the administration or at the Department of Defense seems to be considering them. First of all, it is important to understand that the nature of warfare has changed substantially in the last couple of decades. Linear battlefields with clearly defined front lines and rear areas are no longer the norm and are unlikely to re-emerge in future warfare. Furthermore, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
Open the neat spreadsheet and scroll past the listing of local developers, prominent attorneys, and personal trainers. You´ll find a lengthy list of nicknames: Mostro, Al Capone, El Cacique, Samurai, Yukon, Mohamad, Felix Cat, and D.R. Then check out the main column, where their real names flash like an all-star roster of professional athletes with Miami ties: San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland A´s hurler Bartolo Colón, pro tennis player Wayne Odesnik, budding Cuban superstar boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz. There´s even the New York Yankees´ $275 million man himself, Alex Rodriguez, who...
CBS News reporter Steve Kroft has been deemed President Obama´s "Go-to Interviewer." Appearing on CNN´s Piers Morgan Tonight he divulged why the President likes him so much: "(Obama) knows that we’re not going to play ‘gotcha’ with him, that we’re not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid.” "Gotcha" apparently, is a euphemism for "asking hard questions." In fact, we searched our database here at Breitbart and can´t find one challenging or tough question Mr. Kroft has ever asked President Obama.
President Obama either signed conservatism´s death warrant last week, with his second inaugural´s theme of entitlements forever, climate wars forever, and equality forever, or he sent the liberal Army Group A heading for the Caucasus. But don´t worry liberals: the Sixth Army will take care of Reagangrad. Meanwhile conservatives are starting to organize for 2016: people like Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA). Stop fussing about inside the Beltway government, he told the Republican National Committee: focus on the big picture of growth and opportunity. Headline split by staff
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President Barack Obama is set to reject the key compromise at the heart of a bipartisan deal on immigration reform announced by eight Senators yesterday. The president, who will deliver an address later today in Las Vegas, NV outlining his own immigration ideas, is reported to oppose linking a “path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants, a Democrat demand, to stronger law enforcement and better border security, a Republican demand. The president will apparently argue that the administration has met reasonable goals on enforcing current immigration legislation, and that additional security will merely create new obstacles to legalizing
Mere hours after Breitbart News published an excerpt from an interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in which he speculated that President Barack Obama would "prefer a different kind of constitution," one with a Bill of Rights based on the South African model, former Obama administration regulatory czar Cass Sunstein published an op-ed making a similar argument: that the president wants a "second Bill of Rights" alongside the existing one. Sunstein located the source of Obama´s inspiration in Franklin Delano Roosevelt´s 1944 State of the Union address
Former Clinton labor secretary turned MSNBC contributor Robert Reich has a truly nutty solution for America´s current economic woes. Writing at the perilously liberal Huffington Post Tuesday, Reich called for some of the top employers in the nation to unionize. "Almost a quarter of all jobs in America now pay wages below the poverty line for a family of four," wrote Reich. "The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 7 out of 10 growth occupations over the next decade will be low-wage -- like serving customers at big-box retailers and fast-food chains." "Wealthy Americans," he continued,
In the spring of 1945, Harald Quandt, a 23-year-old officer in the German Luftwaffe, was being held as a prisoner of war by Allied forces in the Libyan port city of Benghazi when he received a farewell letter from his mother, Magda Goebbels -- the wife of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. The hand-written note confirmed the devastating news he had heard weeks earlier: His mother had committed suicide with her husband on May 1, after slipping their six children cyanide capsules in Adolf Hitler’s underground bunker in Berlin. (Snip)Quandt was released from captivity in 1947.
The thought that love has no pride is an old one. Indeed, it has become something of a cliché. Yet it is achieved the status of cliché by virtue of the truth in it. CBS’s venerable 60 Minutes show brought us an example of the cliché in action over the weekend. 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft is smitten with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He put his professional skills aside to do public relations for Obama and Clinton in their joint interview with him for the show. A serious journalist might have tried to learn something on the issues
A 15-year-old schoolboy could save millions of lives after he invented a new, low-cost test that can detect the early stages of a deadly form of cancer. Jack Andraka from Crownsville, Maryland, developed a simple dip-stick test for levels of mesothelin, a biomarker for early stage pancreatic cancer found in blood and urine. It promises to revolutionise treatment of the disease, which currently kills 19 out of 20 sufferers after five years - largely because its so difficult to detect until its final stages. Jack´s invention, for which was last month awarded the grand prize of $75,000
A super PAC supporting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, “Ready for Hillary,” was registered with the Federal Election Commission on Friday. The group is chaired by Allida Black, founder of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project at George Washington University and Roosevelt Institute.Black was also behind a pro-Clinton PAC in the 2008 primary, WomenCount, and she pushed for Clinton’s name to be put into nomination at the convention that year. (Black was a delegate from Virginia.) She told reporters at the time that she had cashed
The Republican National Committee chose to hold its recent winter meeting in Charlotte because North Carolina was a rare bright spot in last year´s presidential election. (Snip) McCrory first ran for the state´s top office in 2008. He lost to Democrat Bev Perdue in what became a brutal lesson in the overwhelming power of the Obama wave. "In ´08, I got killed by the Obama ground machine," McCrory recalls. "We didn´t even know it was happening. The amount of money Obama put on the ground was something we´ve never seen before in North Carolina."
A federal judge has ruled against an ex-Ohio congressman who sued the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List for contributing to his election defeat. In the unusual case, which former Rep. Steve Driehaus launched two years ago, the Ohio Democrat tried to hold Susan B. Anthony List accountable for spreading "lies" about him -- ultimately inflicting, he claimed, "reputational" and "economic" harm. The defamation case itself raised questions about the limits of rapid-fire ads, billboards and other campaign literature in a political race. In this case, Driehaus complained that the Susan B. Anthony List unfairly accused him
Royal Bank of Scotland could face a £500-million ($786-million, 585-million-euro) fine from British and US authorities for its role in the Libor rate-rigging affair, media reported on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal, citing people briefed on negotiations, added that US authorities were pushing for a settlement of allegations that would result also in an RBS division pleading guilty to criminal charges. The newspaper said that the deal could be completed within the next fortnight and added that RBS was resisting any guilty plea amid fears it would lose clients and spark costly litigation. A spokesman for the state-rescued bank
More than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Interstate 8 runs through the mostly untouched Sonoran Desert National Monument. Back in 2010, in addition to cacti, flowers and three distinct mountain ranges, motorists traveling along I-8 also saw signs posted by the Bureau of Land Management, informing them that they had entered an "active drug smuggling area" and might encounter "armed criminals and smuggling vehicles traveling at high rates of speed." "Mexican drug cartels literally do control parts of Arizona," Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told reporters at the time.
Democratic senator Mary Landrieu said on the Senate floor that Washington´s spending problem exists only on Fox News: "I am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control, despite what you hear on Fox News," said Landrieu. The Louisiana senator did say that entitlement spending is a major problem. "It is mandatory spending that is rising rapidly, because the greatest generation that gave us the greatest nation the world has ever heard is dying and they need hospice care, they need Social Security, and they need hospitals."
Conan: Video game maker Atari has filed for bankruptcy. Atari fans are so upset, they’re organizing a massive letter-writing campaign to President Reagan. Conan: In a new sex survey, 40% of couples say they have sex three or four times a week. The other 60% are married. Fallon: Today is the 200th birthday of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Pride and Prejudice.” Fans celebrated the historic anniversary as always, reading half-way through and then giving up.
Barack Obama is really just one of the guys. He wants to take away Joe Sixpack’s guns, but he wants everybody to know that he’s a shooter and intends to keep his own shootin’ iron. Mr. Obama hunts pigeons, not deer or ducks or even pigeons with feathers, but clay pigeons. He’s quite a marksman in a sport that attracts even the country-club elites. “Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” he says. “I have a profound respect for the traditions that trace back in this country for generations,
President Obama joked Monday that some members of the Miami Heat won last year´s NBA championship after honing their game in a pickup basketball game with him on his birthday. "I´m not trying to take all the credit here, coach. But I think it´s clear that going up against me prepared them to go up against Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook," Obama said at a White House event honoring the team´s championship. "Part of the reason they came back was to get another shot against the old guy." Point guard Dwyane Wade riffed off the president´s comments,
Sarai Sierra, the New York mother who disappeared in Turkey while on a solo trip, took several side excursions out of the country, but stayed in contact with her family the entire time, a family friend told ABC News. Turkish media reported today that police were trying to establish why Sierra visited Amsterdam and Munich. Police were also trying to establish the identity of a man Sierra, 33, was chatting with on the Internet, according to local media. Rachel Norman, a family friend, said the man was a group tour guide from the Netherlands and said Sierra stayed
A leading GOP Hispanic group has a message for Republicans as Congress begins debate on immigration: Watch your language. The Hispanic Leadership Network, a center-right group looking to woo Latinos to the GOP, sent Republican congressmen of all stripes a list of suggested "Dos and Don´ts of Immigration Reform" Monday afternoon. The memo was obtained by The Hill. "Tone and rhetoric will be key in the days and weeks ahead as both liberals and conservatives lay out their perspectives. Please consider these tonally sensitive messaging points as you discuss immigration, regardless of your position," Hispanic Leadership Network
QUESTION: There was a very -- one noteworthy difference between what the group of senators is proposing today and what was in that 29-page blueprint on the White House website, and that is that the bipartisan group proposes the path to citizenship be conditioned on tighter border control measures. Now, does the President accept that kind of a linkage would have to come to get a deal? JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: First of all, I think you glided over a very important aspect of this, which is that the set of principles put forward
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo´s side of the Manti Te´o hoax will be heard later this week. The "Dr. Phil" show will air an interview with Tuiasosopo in two parts, Thursday and Friday, USA Today Sports reported. Tuiasosopo spoke with Dr. Phil McGraw last week. Tuiasosopo reportedly created a false personality that Te´o, a Notre Dame linebacker, interacted with by phone and online. News of the alleged girlfriend´s death made national news last fall, but Te´o eventually learned that "Lennay Kekua" never existed.