In the presidency´s long march toward full-spectrum dominance over American life, the POTUS has become, among other things, host in chief of our national talk show. Barack Obama fulfilled that role better than most. Our 44th president never seemed more completely in his element than when trading zingers at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. We find it reassuring somehow to be reminded that the guy with the kill list has a sense of humor. At the 2015 version of the annual press and pols confab, Obama got one of his bigger laugh lines when he joked: "Dick Cheney says he
A lot of good in this article, but then it ends with the Libertarian hand-wringing about POETUS Trump and what he will do with the executive overreach war powers style left by Obama.
I am hoping for the best from soon to be president Trump. I take him at his word that he will Make America Great Again and be among our best presidents. Not like Obama, our worst and most dangerous ever potus.
The article hits on some very insightful leanings of the lying Obama´s years while playing the ´war monger´ roll. I think Donald Trump has plenty of work to do but with adults running the government many good things will happen. The dregs and cabal of low IQ nitwits along with Obama will be gone but the trash bins will be full for Trump´s administration to deal with.
President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this week will be met with the left’s favorite pastime: protests. One of the bigger events planned is the “Women’s March.” Taking place the day after the inauguration, the march will feature women in pink pussycat hats voicing their displeasure at the incoming president and is set to be one of the biggest marches in history. “HEAR OUR VOICE,” the Web site for the event declares. But who’s included in that “our”? Event organizers and supporters don’t seem to know.
Senators get their first opportunity Wednesday to publicly question Georgia Rep. Tom Price, who will become President-elect Trump’s point person for multiple major health care battles if he wins confirmation to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Price’s hearing comes amid numerous questions about the timing for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and both Trump and congressional Republicans’ plans for replacing the law. Democrats also hope they can repeat a theme from previous confirmation hearings, driving a wedge between Trump’s nominee and the president-elect on certain policy issues – mainly Trump’s campaign statements to protect Medicare and
The eye of a storm is a calm place surrounded by turbulence. So is Donald Trump. Much of liberal America is in an absolute tizzy over his impending presidency, with denunciations and declarations of defiance competing for the most apocalyptic scenarios. Will the world end Friday or Saturday? The sturm und drang is not limited to the homefront. Europe is reeling from Trump’s salvo that Brexit is a “good thing” and NATO is “obsolete.” And China threatens to “take off the gloves” if Trump keeps flirting with Taiwan. But if the president-elect is rattled or even worried about the turmoil, he’s doing a masterful
Before Donald Trump establishes himself in the White House, here´s hoping he does something huge for American journalism. He´s already been a huge boon to journalists, serving as a pinata for thwacks and clicks and fear and clicks and panic and clicks and outrage, shame, clicks and more clicks. But sometimes, clicks just aren´t enough. So how about gigantic, five-gallon jugs chock-full of Prozac, or other such antidepressants, placed in every newsroom? Because it should be clear by now that something is needed, since much of journalism leans to the political left, and that many of the left are beyond fear and hysterics over
On Friday, Georgia Congressman John Lewis, whose 5th District includes the City of Atlanta, said of Donald Trump that "I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president." Trump characteristically fired back with a two-part tweet suggesting that Lewis "... spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results." As would be expected, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution rushed to Lewis´s defense. In its apparent haste to do so, a pair of journalists at the paper committed a colossal math blunder vastly
President Obama rushed to fill nearly 100 federal government vacancies during a frenzy of appointments in his final few weeks in office. Since the new year, Obama has named 72 people to federal job openings and nominated another 17 for positions requiring Senate confirmation, according to CBS reporter Mark Knoller. On Monday night, President Obama announced appointments for 27 officials to government positions and named two to positions requiring Senate-confirmation. The wave of announcements includes several White House officials, who will serve well after Obama leaves office. This includes Avril Haines, named a member of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service;
The most important statement in the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department has nothing to do with police behavior. Released on Friday, the report found the Chicago police guilty of a “pattern or practice” of unconstitutional force. But it turns out that the Justice Department has no standard for what constitutes a “pattern or practice” (the phrase comes from a 1994 federal statute) of unconstitutional police conduct. “Statistical evidence is not required” for a “pattern or practice” finding, the DOJ lawyers announce, citing unrelated court precedent. Nor is there “a specific number of incidents” required to constitute
They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again. But their phones aren’t ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered. In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG” — personae non gratae. Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation. One letter,
Monday in Miami after attending a Martin Luther King Day event, while commenting on the controversy over Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) saying of President-elect Donald Trump he didn’t “see the president-elect as a legitimate president” and Trump’s tweeted response, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he “hoped” the Trump would have responded differently “given everything that John Lewis means to our country.” Rubio said, “I have tremendous admiration for Congressman Lewis, not only for what he has done but what he stand for, and that remains undiminished. I don’t agree with him that President-elect Trump is illegitimate. I believe it was
A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as a protest of Trump’s worldview and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, congressman of Georgia. There are now more than 30 House Democrats — 31, at last count — who have declared that they will not attend the inauguration on Capitol Hill this week. The number rose sharply after Trump tweeted Saturday that Lewis is “all talk, talk, talk” and should “finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities.” Lewis, who sees Trump’s Nov. 8 win as illegitimate because of Russia’s alleged interference
President-elect Donald Trump will be the least popular man to take the oath of office in four decades – and he enters the White House with a popularity rating just half of what Barack Obama´s was eight years ago. Trump scored an approval rating of just 40 percent in a new CNN / ORC poll. His approval rating was identical in an ABC News / Washington Post poll. Trump doesn´t appear to won over converts through his handling of the transition period. Disapproval of his transition handling has jumped to 52 per cent in the CNN poll, an increase of 7 points from
Fox News has re-signed Bob Beckel to be a co-host of The Five. Juan Williams will remain a Fox News contributor across all programs and continue appear on the program. Beckel parted ways with Fox News in the middle of 2015, with the network at that time stating that they could no longer be held “hostage to one man’s personal issues.” This followed Beckel spending several months recovering from surgery and being in rehab for an addiction to painkillers. In today’s announcement, Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch said “Bob was missed by many fans of The Five and we’re happy to
President Barack Obama announced his plan to free Chelsea Manning (who changed his name from Bradley) after leaking classified military documents to Wikileaks and being sentenced to 35 years in prison for his crimes. Once in prison, Manning went on a hunger strike to demand sex change surgery in prison, which was granted by officials at the cost of American taxpayers. Obama included Manning on a list of prisoner commutations announced late Tuesday afternoon, allowing him to be set free on May 17, 2017. During the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest noted the “stark” differences between Manning and
On Friday, the world will watch the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. at noon as Donald Trump gets sworn in as our nation’s 45th Commander in Chief. Following the event, Trump will march to the White House and begin a long weekend of galas, balls, and meetings to kick off his administration. But as for his predecessor, President Barack Obama? It’ll be time to relax. According to a new report from TMZ, Obama and his family will be leaving for sunny Palm Springs, California on Friday afternoon while the Beltway prepares for the start of the