First lady Michelle Obama didn’t directly address New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to have weight-loss surgery in an interview that aired Wednesday, but she said his struggle shows why her “Let’s Move” exercise program is so important.(snip) “It’s something between the governor and his family, and I try not to comment on people’s personal choices. I think Governor Christie is terrific and you know, his family is wonderful, and I wish them the best.”
Responding to several remarks from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) terming him the Senate´s "schoolyard bully" for holding up the congressional budget process, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the floor to mockingly "thank" Reid for his "candor." TED CRUZ: I rise today in praise of Majority Leader Harry Reid. Yesterday, our esteemed Majority Leader said the following -- quote -- ´My friend from Texas is like the schoolyard bully. He pushes everyone around and is losing. And instead of playing the game according to the rules,
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood who once dined with late-term abortionist George Tiller in the Kansas mansion while governor of the state, said on Tuesday “keeping children safe” is society’s “most fundamental task.” “You know we say this often, but I think it bears repeating that we have no higher obligation as a society, as our president reminds us, than keeping our children safe and protecting their health – it’s our most fundamental task,” Sebelius said at an event at the University of the District of Columbia Community to mark National
It´s on. As the White House grapples with a growing backlash over its Libya lies and lapses, President Obama´s apologists are gearing up for battle. Put on your hip-waders. Grab those tar buckets. Get ready for Operation Smear Benghazi Whistleblowers. Capitol Hill hearings this Wednesday on the deadly 9/11 consulate attack by jihadists will feature three compelling witnesses, all State Department veterans: Gregory N. Hicks, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya and highest-ranking U.S. diplomat in the country at the time of the Benghazi jihad attacks;
A city sanitation commissioner told us once that he knew the precise day every year when spring began. It´s always a Monday. And it has nothing to do with an equinox, calendar or clock changes. His gauge is garbage. There´s one Monday -- sometimes in late March, sometimes in April -- when his trucks are overwhelmed with refuse from homes and yards. The weekend when thousands of households collectively but independently decide it´s spring-cleaning time. [Snip] That´s the same deal for presidential campaigns, which get earlier every cycle. In case you hadn´t noticed, we´re there.
No, it´s not the Onion, it´s the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune that bring this statement of support and plea for mercy for former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. Katherine Skiba writes: Asking for mercy for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote to a federal judge last month calling Jackson intelligent, charming and entertaining - the "highlight of our karaoke nights." The correspondence from Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) was among 14 letters made public Tuesday as Jackson and his wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, await sentencing July 1.
April was a pretty awful month for President Obama, but it´s too early for Republicans to start celebrating his political demise. People keep trying to compress the political calendar, wanting to convince us that time is running out for Obama, even though he´s barely past 100 days in his second term. Yes, Obama´s gun control initiative was a resounding failure. It didn´t pass the Democrat-controlled Senate. California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein´s assault weapons ban got only 40 votes.
Health Costs: Americans were promised that ObamaCare would make their health care more affordable. But a pair of studies show the new system has done nothing to lower health costs and will sharply raise them. Between 2009 and 2011, U.S. health spending rose just 3.9% a year, the lowest annual gains in decades. The Obama administration was quick to claim credit for the slowdown, with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying ObamaCare had "contributed to the slowest sustained growth in health spending in 50 years."
LONDON -- Authorities in three countries have arrested 31 people in connection with a spectacular diamond heist in February that saw robbers disguised as police steal an estimated $50 million worth of gemstones from a parked plane on a Belgian airport runway. (Snip)The Helvetic Airways jet on the tarmac at the Brussels international airport was ready for takeoff to Zurich on the evening of Feb. 18. As flight attendants went through final safety checks on board, Brinks security guards outside finished loading onto the plane a shipment of cut and uncut diamonds from an armored car.
GENOA - Six people were killed and three are missing after a container ship crashed into a control tower in the northern Italian port of Genoa, rescuers said on Wednesday. The tower, which was more than 50 metres (160 feet) high and looked much like the ones common at airports, collapsed into the water late on Tuesday after being struck by the prow of the vessel, the Jolly Nero. Two of the dead were coastguard officers and a third was a pilot for the port, the coastguard said. The three other victims have yet to be identified.
If Obama were truly interested in the downtrodden of the world, he would be publicizing the plight of Egyptian Coptic Christians who are being decimated as a result of ongoing pillaging and murder by Muslim jihadists. In Raymond Ibrahim´s new book, titled Crucified Again: Exposing Islam´s New War on Christians there are, according to baptismal records of the Coptic Orthodox Church, some 16 million Christian Copts in Egypt. [Snip] According to Raymond Ibrahim, the St. Mark Cathedral "holds symbolic and historical significance for all Christians," and this is "precisely why it was attacked" on April 7, 2013.
Republicans on the House Oversight Committee say there will be “explosive” revelations that will come forth during the Committee’s hearing on Wednesday when three State Department witnesses reveal what they knew the night the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya were attacked by terrorists. Committee members will be hearing the testimonies of State Department employees Greg Hicks, Mark Thompson, and Eric Nordstrom. The Committee appears to be interested in finding out who ultimately made the decision to tell military assets not to send help
Roy Spencer is a climate scientist at the University of Alabama Huntsville who may be the world´s most important scientist. He has discovered scientific insights and theories that cast great doubt on global warming doctrine. That doctrine has always been dubious and is often defended by attacking the integrity of anyone who dares to raise questions. Spencer is a rare combination of a brilliant scientist and a brave soul willing to risk his livelihood and reputation by speaking plainly.
The protesters at the Worcester funeral home are right: Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body doesn’t belong there. He should be buried among his own people, back in the land he called home and among the people whose values he shared. That’s why I say, “Send him back to Cambridge!” (Snip) Sorry, my talk radio friends, but when I hear that a terrorist is taking a dirt nap, I don’t protest, I celebrate. I have no interest in the juvenile “wrap him in bacon and drop him in a shark tank” posturing. Let’s leave the desecration of corpses to the Islamist barbarians.
A Senate committee plans to vote Wednesday on Thomas Perez´s nomination for Labor Secretary, and indications are that Democrats will ram him through on a party-line vote. Republicans may not be able to defeat him, but we hope they take the time to educate the public about Mr. Perez´s flagrant abuse of his legal powers in his current job at the Justice Department.(Snip)Mr. Perez convinced officials in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota to withdraw a case from the U.S. Supreme Court docket that it had spent almost a decade litigating. A ruling would have clarified a dubious
Washington -Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized the Obama administration on Tuesday for its handling of the September 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, calling it ´a failure of leadership.´ Cheney said U.S. leaders should have been better prepared for violence on the anniversary of the al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001. ´They should have been ready before anything ever happened,´ Cheney told MailOnline exclusively during a party in Georgetown celebrating the launch of a new book by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
WESTERN states have reacted cautiously to the supposed evidence that Syria’s president, Bashar Assad, has used chemical weapons against his citizens. America, Britain and Israel have all said that they believe there is proof, but asked the UN to investigate the allegations before drawing conclusions. So an apparent blunder by a member of that international organisation on May 5th has caused embarrassment all round. Speaking on Swiss television, Carla Del Ponte, an ex-prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia who now sits on the UN’s commission of inquiry on Syria,
South Carolinians may not love former Gov. Mark Sanford. They may still have a bad taste in their mouths after his governorship. They may even wonder whether they can entirely trust him. (Snip) In the end, the nail-biter that late polls hinted at never materialized: Sanford crushed Colbert Busch, 54 percent to 45 percent. A turning point in the race came two weeks ago, when Sanford held a mock debate with a cardboard cutout of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, implying that the California Democrat — persona non grata in conservative South Carolina —
The father of Tyrone Woods, a Navy SEAL killed during the Benghazi attack along with three other Americans, joined Hannity tonight. On Wednesday, witnesses to the attack will testify in a congressional hearing for the first time about the events on September 11, 2012.Before the interview, Charles Woods and his two daughters gave Sean Hannity a framed photo of Tyrone. The question that needs to be answered for America’s sake is why this happened, said Woods. In order to answer that question, he concluded that we first need to answer who did this.
WASHINGTON – The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control — and, if necessary, launch — nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit´s launch skills. The group´s deputy commander said it is suffering "rot" within its ranks. "We are, in fact, in a crisis right now," the commander, Lt. Col. Jay Folds, wrote in an internal email obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by the Air Force. The tip-off to trouble was a March inspection of the 91st Missile Wing
Using a Nexis "all news" search, Michael Chapman at CNS News crunched the numbers and reports that over the last eight days the media have covered the story of Jason Collins, the NBA player who announced he was gay, a total of 2,381 times. In contrast, during the first eight days of the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of capital murder, there were only 115 stories. The media are still on the culture rampage that dragged Obama over the 2012 finish line. Since Gosnell´s house of abortion horrors,
Republican lawmakers, who have spent months seeking to tie President Obama to last year’s deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, are increasingly focusing their probe on a new target: former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton. The GOP-led investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012, assaults that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others now centers heavily on the State Department and whether officials there deliberately misled the public about the nature of the assault. Three State Department officials are scheduled to testify before a House committee on Wednesday about the Benghazi attack and its aftermath.
It may go down as one of the great currency bets in Australian dollar history – a $US1 billion gamble on a Reserve Bank rate cut that has delivered a $US19 million ($18.65m) profit in 36 hours. The beneficiary, if you believe the rumour mill, is investment legend George Soros. Best of all, it appears the 82-year-old American pulled off the deal three times, all with different foreign exchange brokers in Asia, for a tidy profit of almost $US60 million. (Snip)Back in 1992, based on British government policy changes, Soros famously shorted the British pound,
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called the idea that the U.S. could not arm the right rebels in Syria to fight Bashir al-Assad “damned foolishness” in an interview with Charlie Rose Tuesday. McCain has pushed for establishing a safe zone and supplying rebel forces with necessary weaponry. He was especially frustrated with Gen. James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, two administration officials who once favored arming rebels but said they were skeptical because of growing Islamist influence.