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Woe to U.S. allies
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/5/2013 11:08:28 PM     Post Reply
Three crises, one president, many bewildered friends. The first crisis, barely noticed here, is Ukraine’s sudden turn away from Europe and back to the Russian embrace. After years of negotiations for a major trading agreement with the European Union, Ukraine succumbed to characteristically blunt and brutal economic threats from Russia and abruptly walked away. Ukraine is instead considering joining the Moscow-centered Customs Union with Russia’s fellow dictatorships Belarus and Kazakhstan. This is no trivial matter. Ukraine is not just the largest European country, it’s the linchpin for Vladimir Putin’s dream of a renewed imperial Russia, hegemonic in its neighborhood and

Why Hillary Will Lose Again
FrontPage Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 12/5/2013 11:06:49 PM     Post Reply
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with

Mandela’s cause shaped
Obama’s political awakening
Washington Post, by Scott Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/5/2013 11:06:27 PM     Post Reply
Entering his sophomore year at Occidental College, Barack Obama sought a political movement to match his personal awakening, which he signaled to friends and family at the time by reclaiming his African first name. Barry became Barack that year. He had read Du Bois, Fanon, Malcolm X — an array of authors writing about the black struggle for liberation in his country and in others shaking off the legacy of colonial rule around the world. That is where he looked for — and found — a figure and a cause to channel his rising political enthusiasm: Nelson Mandela, then imprisoned

  


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Growth and Jobs Emerge As the
Defining Challenge Facing President Obama
New York Sun, by Larry Kudlow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/5/2013 11:06:06 PM     Post Reply
Either President Obama needs a new speechwriter, or he needs a new set of economic policies. Actually, he needs both. Can anyone think of a more boring, banal, irrelevant, or stale speech than the one he gave this Thursday in Washington DC? The speech was allegedly on the economy, but more likely it was to divert attention from the Obamacare catastrophe. Whatever the motive, his idea that the defining challenge of our time is to reduce income inequality is completely wrong. In truth, the defining challenge is to restore more rapid economic growth, create substantially more jobs, and significantly reduce

Elizabeth Warren threatens companies she
suspects of funding public criticism of her
Washington Examiner [DC], by Timothy P. Carney    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/5/2013 10:56:15 PM     Post Reply
I´m generally for more disclosure in campaign finance, but the best argument against requiring full disclosure by groups engaged in political speech is that politicians sometimes retaliate against their critics. Sen. Elizabeth Warren inadvertently made that very argument this week. As told by Ben White at Politico, a group called "Third Way" criticized Warren. Warren apparently suspected that Third Way´s criticism of her was funded by banks. So she wrote a letter to bank CEOs demanding they disclose which political groups they´re funding. Warren sits on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. She´s basically telling the entities

Flashback: Obama Praises 3 ´Coequal
Branches´ of Gov’t, Preventing Tyranny
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2013 10:55:59 PM     Post Reply
In his book “The Audacity of Hope,” President Barack Obama praised the Constitution and the federalism it enshrines, including the “three coequal” branches of government and checks on power that “prevent tyranny by either the few or the many." “The outlines of Madison’s constitutional architecture are so familiar that even schoolchildren can recite them: not only rule of law and representative government, not just a bill of rights, but also the separation of the national government into three coequal branches, a bicameral Congress, and a concept of federalism that preserved authority in state governments, all of it designed to diffuse

Carney on Death of U.S. Teacher in
Benghazi: ‘We Expect the Libyan
Government to Investigate This’
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2013 10:43:36 PM     Post Reply
White House press secretary Jay Carney said that they’re leaving the investigation of an American teacher shot in Benghazi up to the Libyans. The Libya Herald reported that chemistry teacher Ronnie Smith, 33, was running on Dubai Street in Benghazi’s Digadosta district when he was shot multiple times. According to witnesses, Smith was approached by a black SUV that “drove up to him and retreated several times before shots were fired from the vehicle.” Smith had lived in Benghazi for 13 months with his wife and their 2-year old while teaching at Benghazi International School. His wife had flown back

  


  

Obama directs federal government
triple renewable power use
Washington Examiner, by Zack Colman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2013 10:30:45 PM     Post Reply
President Obama directed federal agencies and the military to nearly triple renewable energy consumption by the end of the decade, setting a target of getting 20 percent of electricity from renewable sources. The move, which comes through executive order, is the latest in a series of administrative efforts the White House has employed to address climate change through curbing greenhouse gas emissions. And focusing on the federal government -- the nation´s largest energy user -- could have a significant impact. "Meeting this renewable energy goal will reduce pollution in our communities, promote American energy independence, and support homegrown energy produced by American

Obama: House GOP should be
´embarrassed´ by their record
Washington Examiner (DC), by Meghasyam Mali    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/5/2013 10:30:15 PM     Post Reply
President Obama on Thursday said that Republicans should be “embarrassed” that they have not done more on Capitol Hill, blaming them for Washington gridlock. “They´ve got to be embarrassed,” the president said in an interview on MSNBC’s "Hardball with Chris Matthews." “Because the truth of the matter is that they´ve now been in charge of the House of Representatives, one branch of, or one chamber in one branch of government, for a couple of years now and they just don´t have a lot to show for it.” Obama said that congressional Republicans were too fearful of offending their conservative base to

The President´s Sinking Popularity
Townhall, by Carol Platt Liebau    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2013 10:25:57 PM     Post Reply
The President´s problems are not restricted to millennials -- a majority of whom support throwing him out of office. A new Gallup poll finds that his job approval among Hispanics has fallen 23% in the last year. What´s more, white women (especially blue collar white women) have turned sharply against ObamaCare. From the National Journal, reporting on polling provided to it from the Kaiser Family Foundation: According to Kaiser, 40 percent of college-educated white women hold a “very unfavorable” view of the law—10 points higher than a month ago. An additional 10 percent view the law “somewhat unfavorably.” A month

Jay Carney Says No One Ever
Asked President Obama if He’d
Met Uncle Omar Until Now
Mediaite, by Tommy Christopher    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/5/2013 10:22:17 PM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported that Onyango “Omar” Obama, uncle to President Obama, says that his famous nephew stayed with him while a student at Harvard Law School in the 80s, in contradiction to The White House’s contention that the two had never met. At Thursday’s White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the President had, in fact, briefly stayed with “his father’s half-brother,” as Carney described Omar Obama, and that no one had actually asked the President about it when the White House initially commented. The 69 year-old Omar Obama has been facing deportation back

  


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Harry Reid: No One Can Technically
´Keep Their Plan,´ If You Really
Think About It
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2013 10:22:16 PM     Post Reply
This has to be the lamest spin to date in defense of Obama´s most famous mega-lie, and it comes from an appropriately lame source. Cringe-worthy: "What he said was true. If you want to keep the insurance you have, you can keep it. The problem is, we did not put the bill into effect that way." I´m speechless. The promise Obama made was true, except for the fact that the law he signed didn´t allow it to be kept. Incredible. Reid´s bigger point -- and I use the term loosely -- is that because insurance plans are renewed on an

Legend
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/5/2013 10:20:36 PM     Post Reply
We all are familiar with the urn experiment from our college statistics classes. Suppose you have an urn with an unknown proportion of red and green marbles. After being blindfolded you reach into the urn and withdraw a marble and without replacing it draw 9 more. At the conclusion of the sampling there are 10 red balls on the table. What’s your best guess about the proportion of red and green marbles in the urn? Roger Simon makes a disturbing conjecture: “what if all the marbles in the urn are red?” What he actually he writes is “What if It’s

Young ballerinas kicked out of theater
for MSNBC´s Obama interview
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2013 10:16:55 PM     Post Reply
A group of young ballerinas rehearsing for “The Nutcracker” was kicked out of American University’s theatre so MSNBC host Chris Matthews could interview President Obama on Thursday. American University admitted they dumped Ballet Petite’s two final dress rehearsals so they could host MSNBC’s “Hardball College Tour.” Matthews will be presiding over a one-hour conversation with the man he’s likened to President Kennedy’s last brother, President Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ. The ballet company had been scheduled to rehearse on Wednesday and Thursday in preparation for their opening performance on Sunday.

WH Marks Mandela´s Death with
Pic of Obama in Mandela´s Cell
Breitbart Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/5/2013 10:12:30 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday, in the aftermath of South African iconic leader Nelson Mandela’s death at age 95, President Obama’s White House account tweeted a tribute to Mandela – a picture of Obama in Mandela’s Robben Island prison cell, along with a quote from Obama about Mandela: (Photo/Tweet) Even in paying tribute to a historic figure, President Obama couldn’t help but make it about him.

  


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IRS Floats Strict Rules for Political
Groups Before 2014 Midterm Elections
Breitbart´s Big Hollywood, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2013 10:11:26 PM     Post Reply
The Internal Revenue Service quietly proposed new regulations aimed at 501(c)(4) organizations during the Thanksgiving recess that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, called "a crass political effort by the Administration to get what political advantage they can, when they can." Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations were apparently singled out by the IRS starting in 2010, and the heavy hand of government suppression of these groups may have greatly attributed to Obama´s re-election, an American Enterprise Institute study revealed in October. The Washington Post reported last week the Treasury Department said the new rules “may be

Obama Highlights His Own Anti-Apartheid
Protest in Mandela Remembrance
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2013 10:05:53 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Obama marked the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died in Pretoria today at age 95, by noting that his own first “political action” was an anti-apartheid protest. Having served 27 years behind bars for various sedition charges, Mandela was released from prison in 1990 and forged an end to apartheid with President F.W. de Klerk. The two shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. De Klerk, 77, was hospitalized in July to have a pacemaker installed. Mandela had been in failing health for years and various media reports over the past few months

Common Core Roots Lie in Ties
Between Barack Obama, Bill Ayers
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Dr. Susan Berry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/5/2013 9:09:25 PM     Post Reply
In an article published on Monday that advocates for Common Core standards, the Associated Press presents what amounts to the typical talking points for supporters when faced with criticism that Common Core is a federal takeover of education. The standards were created by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to improve academic achievement and increase accountability. President Barack Obama and his administration embraced them. Actually, Barack Obama did not simply “embrace” a concept that others developed; instead, the very roots of Common Core are in the early ideas generated by him and his fellow radical community

Obama Takes Swipe at the Media
on MSNBC: Actively Trying to
‘Divide and Splinter’ Us
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/5/2013 8:17:48 PM     Post Reply
As President Obama wrapped up his conversation with Chris Matthews at American University, he took a swipe at the partisan media for dividing the country and making compromise more difficult. Obama said being the Commander-in-Chief for so long “makes you humbler, as opposed to cockier,” and compared himself to Sisyphus, rolling the boulder up the hill for eternity with little success. He spoke of how enthusiastic young people encourage him and give him confidence, only for the media to take that enthusiasm and use it to divide people. “The American people are good and they are decent, and yes, sometimes

Ignoring History: The Folly of Our Iran Pact
Tribune Media Services, Inc., by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 12/5/2013 8:09:48 PM     Post Reply
According to our recently proposed treaty with the Iranian government, Iran keeps much of its nuclear program while agreeing to slow its path to weapons-grade enrichment. The Iranians also get crippling economic sanctions lifted. (snip) Because Iran is not a consensual society, our nuclear deal will last only as long as Iran finds it strategically useful. After their fiscal health is restored, expect the Iranians to abruptly reboot all their centrifuges and finish making a bomb. The theocracy will also use the present non-aggression arrangement with the United States to double down in Syria, energize Hezbollah, and strengthen Hamas.

  



Chris Matthews to Obama:
´Everyone Knows´ Republicans Want
to Stop Minorities From Voting
Newsbusters, by Scott Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/5/2013 8:08:48 PM     Post Reply
Chris Matthews got his long-desired wish on Thursday, an exclusive interview with Barack Obama. The Hardball anchor didn´t exactly live up to the title of his show, wondering about Republican efforts to "make it difficult for minorities to vote" and questioning who was better, Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden? Talking to the President at American University, Matthews read a question from Twitter: "What can we do to stop the GOP, the Republicans, from rigging the states, rigging the votes, state by state, to disenfranchise voters and destroy our democracy?" The host added, "Thirty six states right now led by Republican

Obama Hardly Meeting With
Sebelius Explains A Lot
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/5/2013 7:52:37 PM     Post Reply
Incompetence: Mr. President, you might not remember her, but Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is the one running the disastrous ObamaCare launch. You once met her. You two should get acquainted. Jimmy Carter was the most infamous micro-manager to be president, pestering commanders of the ill-fated 1980 Iran hostage rescue mission by two-way radio, and personally reviewing White House tennis court schedules. As to the opposite, Ronald Reagan was relentlessly accused of being out of touch. "Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don´t interfere as long as the policy you´ve decided upon is being carried

Nuclear Terrorist Threat
Looms On Our Southern Border
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 12/5/2013 7:49:06 PM     Post Reply
National Security: The theft of a truck carrying dangerous radioactive material combined with terrorist group activity in the hemisphere shows that the need for a secure border involves more than illegal immigration. Mexican authorities said Wednesday they found the stolen truck and likely recovered all of the radioactive cobalt taken by a group of thieves who were probably after the truck, unaware it carried a deadly cargo. Cobalt-60, which is used in radiation therapy to treat cancer, was being transported from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage center. But what if the thieves were terrorists

Chris Matthews Trades ´Leg Thrill
for ´The Christmas Eve Excitement´
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/5/2013 7:34:53 PM     Post Reply
Wednesday night, MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews announced that his interview with the president, which is scheduled for today, gave him "the Christmas Eve excitement." Outside the left-wing fever swamp of MSNBC, Matthews is perhaps most famous to the American people for his 2008 comment about how an Obama speech put a "thrill up his leg." In his latest campaign effort to rehabilitate his sinking presidency and health care law, President Obama will sit down with Matthews this afternoon in front of a group of college students. The audience is no accident. Obama desperately needs healthy Millennials to be stupid

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