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Obama heads to Asia amid
looming fear of 'Fiscal Cliff'

New York Post, by S.A. Miller

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WASHINGTON — President Obama yesterday announced he’s jetting off on a victory lap around Southeast Asia, despite a new government report warning the Jan. 1 fiscal cliff will plunge the US into a recession and drive the unemployment rate up to 9.1 percent. Obama and Congress have just 52 days to reach a deal to avoid sailing off that precipice, when a devastating double whammy of tax hikes and budget cuts will rock the economy and hit just about every American. The negotiations will be difficult. Obama signaled he’s sticking to his demand for raising taxes

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: beca, 11/9/2012 5:46:41 AM     (No. 9001536)

nothing has changed....he should be here to see this through...it is all show for this man.....nothing serious ....voters are stupid

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/9/2012 5:49:02 AM     (No. 9001538)

Well, he jetted off for Vegas while the SEALs were dying.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/9/2012 6:11:48 AM     (No. 9001553)

Why the surprise? This most corrupt-anti-Israel-anti-American "president" in the history of this once great Country is now free to do anything he wants without having to consider whether it will cost him an election. As the late great Jim Morrison sang, "This is the end"... of America as we have known it. IF 3,000,000 Republicans actually stayed home on Tuesday, they deserve the lion's share of credit for what is going to happen to the U.S. now that obama and his leftist-thug-administration have full reign! God Help this Country!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dittohead, 11/9/2012 6:43:09 AM     (No. 9001599)

The real president, Valarie Jarrett, will be left here to deal with the suicide jump while he and Michelle and Reggie Love take the victory tour. Jarrett has already said Obama will be spending much less time in Washington this term.

God help us!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: slowslider, 11/9/2012 6:52:16 AM     (No. 9001617)

I won; see Honey Badger video www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg to determine depth to determine how much this administration cares.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ronbet, 11/9/2012 6:58:24 AM     (No. 9001631)

Barack Obama's way of confirming that nothing has or will change. Off to spend more money and ignore the wishes of anyone but his homies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 11/9/2012 7:07:25 AM     (No. 9001647)

The Pucker-Up Prez is on his way!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 11/9/2012 7:09:59 AM     (No. 9001651)

He needs a rest. Mooch (and the Grump Sisters?) need a fabulous vacation. Check out how long they spend in Thailand.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/9/2012 7:18:00 AM     (No. 9001667)

The fix is already in to deal with the cliff,that's why Obama didn't send out the layoff notices/ He's not going to stay cooped up with MO in the WH,he'll use any excuse to get out of town.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rplat, 11/9/2012 7:28:06 AM     (No. 9001693)

We need to grab a limb and let this poor sick Republic go over the fiscal cliff, then we can sort through the rubble and forge a new beginning. The current kabuki dance being performed by all these fool politicians will go nowhere and will eventually result in the same end. The alternatives are to take our blows now and begin rebuilding or suffer a slow painful death.

As for Obama, he's doing what he always does in a crisis . . . hiding in the corner or skipping town until somebody else takes action.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/9/2012 7:31:18 AM     (No. 9001700)

CBO statement at end of article:

America’s gross domestic product would grow by 2.2 percent if the Bush-era tax rates are extended and by nearly 3 percent if Obama’s payroll tax cut and extra long-term unemployment benefits are extended, the report predicted.

The unemployment benefits haven't worked and in fact are keeping some unemployed. If the Dims are this stupid the GOP should simply shut up and let them lead. Let the misery get really bad and the Dims will propose a solution.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LZK, 11/9/2012 7:31:40 AM     (No. 9001701)

Looks like obama is running for world runner. Starting with the country that raised him...his mindset is foreign and it shows right up front. He'll make a "lying speech today" and then he'll leave the folks of New York and New Jersey to shift for themselves.

Oh well -- the republicans should wait for the reid/rod of the demorattic senate to offer a plan. Let the demorats do the heavy lifting....Any way you cut this -- it's Bush's fault.

On a positive note: The liar is out of OUR country. God willing with him gone things will settle down... Perhaps the demorats in the house and senate will wake up and cut him off at the ankles.... One can hope!! OR perhaps hillary's folk will take the opportunity to gain some ground. While the cat's away -------

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Reply 13 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 11/9/2012 8:00:16 AM     (No. 9001777)

I wonder if John 'Barack's Boy' Boehner is going with him with his underware showing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/9/2012 8:00:49 AM     (No. 9001779)

The takers know that the makers never riot if you leave them with just enough to keep barely hanging in there. Think about it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: toodles3956, 11/9/2012 8:12:05 AM     (No. 9001811)

I sure hope the powers that be are already building a new AF1 cause this one will be worn out when Bammy is done. Oh, Bammy will never be done, he can sign an executive order and make himself President forever. I urge everyone to email Speaker Bohner and urge him to let the economy collapse. Gonna happen eventually anyway, lets get it over with.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/9/2012 8:18:43 AM     (No. 9001829)

This president is one of the 47% who believe government owes them. He will not change because he deserves whatever he wants. After all, he won. Just like the last four years he will be missing in action. Work is beneath him. The campaign took a lot out of him and it is time for a little R&R. He cares about the state of the economy as much as he did our people in Benghazi. Our job is to jeep the perks coming. I hate to admit it but I loathe the people who put him in office. Mitt would have been up and running already looking to solve the problems we face. Obama just runs away.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: erv, 11/9/2012 8:24:45 AM     (No. 9001847)

The reason that Obama will be spending less time in the WH as he will be busy visiting other countries to put in place the world government. The UN small arms treaty is back the day after he was re-elected. This is just the beginning.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/9/2012 8:28:52 AM     (No. 9001860)

...so that's why he called in Clintoon to meet with congress and solve the fiscal cliff?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 11/9/2012 8:51:52 AM     (No. 9001926)

#10 and #15, That's Cloward and Piven right down the line. Let the economy completely collapse. When this happens and with the UN gun control/arms treaty by EO, they think it will be easy to subdue US. After all the Homeland Security bought one billion rounds of hollow points. And the Social Security Administration, (Whaaaat!) bought almost two hundred thousand hollow points. Not even the military until 2010(?) approved hollow points but in limited situations.

I've got news for hussein and his brown shirts. The Revolutionary War was won primarily by guerrilla warfare with a colonial soldier fighting from behind every tree and the British advancing in bright red columns and phalanxes. This might get ugly.

Just remember Cloward and Piven. The plan is on the move.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 11/9/2012 9:09:05 AM     (No. 9001989)

The numbskulls in washington couldn't change a light bulb in 52 days, let alone a multi-trillion dollar fiscal cliff. They know the nation is broken yet they will all continue to play the game for the stupid voters.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: conservativegirl, 11/9/2012 9:17:40 AM     (No. 9002026)

The Apology Tour Part 2? He feels the need to reinforce around the world his perception that the United States is not exceptional. I guess he's right. Voters want him to continue with his destructive agenda.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: coyote56, 11/9/2012 9:41:09 AM     (No. 9002115)

I have to get into this conversation with #10,#15 & #19. If we don't crash now those 3 million Republicans,Johnson voters & pastors & priests will never wake up to what is needed for a new beginning. During the War Between the States(prefered label),WWI & WWII there was more spiritual awakening than ever before in our Republic. That is what is wrong with our nation & so many schools are not teaching Founding Father principles & we just might go down if Israel is not protected. Too many Americans are preoccupied with "stuff" including some conservatives. Would love to go to a party with the Ldotters from election night - it would be a blast!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 11/9/2012 9:51:36 AM     (No. 9002154)

This is what they voted for with their eyes wide open.

This is what you get.

Ohio? Pa? No coal, no gas, no oil.



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Reply 24 - Posted by: chicodon, 11/9/2012 9:53:11 AM     (No. 9002162)

I've said this before, but I think he will spend more of his second term concerned about his personal safety. Overseas travel may be a way to stay out of the public eye. There are many out there now who see him as a threat to the republic. Sis issued a warning once about returning vets. She may have a point.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/9/2012 10:02:07 AM     (No. 9002193)

I heard a breathless reporter say this morning that ''Obama will make an appearance'' today. Oh, and he will also issue commands, er um, comments about the Fiscal Cliff, before jetting off to see Bangkok.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: aposematic, 11/9/2012 10:04:59 AM     (No. 9002205)

Obuma wants to make sure the Islamists are ready to take over America when Obuma gives them the all reduced, nutered, and enslaved now sign.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 11/9/2012 10:13:09 AM     (No. 9002234)

Our Chicago Harlem Globetrotter is off jet-setting again. Did he wear his bomber jacket? Oh, the photo-ops we will see. Besides not only are we paying for the gas in the jet and all the security and transportation for the photographers, he now has our credit card and the checkbook! Never fear, the Obama friends and family will be back in Hawaii for Chirstmas this year.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: rochow, 11/9/2012 10:26:40 AM     (No. 9002282)

As that Jarrett dame stated, the POS will in his second term be more out of the WH to 'connect with the American people'......so what has changed.....the lies, no, his traveling and voting 'present' as it were, no....just waist until Sasquatch hits our wallet with her 'little' trips!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 11/9/2012 10:47:51 AM     (No. 9002371)

The answer to Cloward and Piven may very well have to be Galt.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 11/9/2012 10:52:46 AM     (No. 9002394)

Now that the campaign is over, its time for Obambi to get back to some serious goofing-off.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: JediJerry, 11/9/2012 11:40:36 AM     (No. 9002581)

Really he is on his way to Hawaii via Asia.
Bet be a box of Krispy Kremes and a dozen Titleist golf balls he goes to Hawaii for at least a week on his way back home. After all one has to play golf and chill with his peeps back home.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/9/2012 12:00:51 PM     (No. 9002654)

Sadly, the Azhat will probably come BACK from Asia. That's too bad. Hard to see how Obama could spend LESS time in DC.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mrduc, 11/9/2012 12:11:47 PM     (No. 9002700)

Just wondering how many $Trillion the chinese will knock of our debt in return for urkel giving them our military and national secrets? #11, not only is urkel's 99 week unemployment check keeping folks unemployed, there has been a huge jump in SSI enrollment because they have the time to find the doctors, stand in line umpteen timea and complete all the forms it takes to get on SSI, which takes about 2 years to accomplish. Now they when the 99 weeks runs out, they get checks for life, b/c SSI doesn't run out. America. Vhadda country!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 11/9/2012 12:43:17 PM     (No. 9002787)

I wonder what the probabilty of a mechanical failure causing AF1 to blow up over the Pacific is? I'd sure hate to see anything happen to the POTUS, whom I admire greatly.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: sadc, 11/9/2012 1:27:59 PM     (No. 9002916)

And the mainstream media wants us to see
that Obama has shed a tear, agan.We are sheddng many tears. There will be many more to shed as the fools cheer the fundmental transformation of this country.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Donna M, 11/9/2012 1:59:32 PM     (No. 9003021)

#33 no more 99 weeks on UI for any of us, including the just unemployed. And if you think that anyone can survive on UI, you have another thing coming. Those who want a job are looking as hard as possible, others are not.

Does it really matter where Obummer is? ValJar and Axelrod are calling the shots now.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: jayhawk, 11/9/2012 2:13:18 PM     (No. 9003063)

Can we not take a page out of the progressive handbook and for the next 4 yrs blast the media, billboard, talk radio, news outlets, letter campaigns, etc. with EVERYTHING negative about Obamanazi & his admin (although as opposed to what they put out, our message would be truthful!) Hammer it so hard EVERYWHERE that the ignorant masses who voted for the idiot or failed to vote, will have heard somewhere that he & his party are beyond reprehensible! If we haven't figured it out yet.....negative ads WORK! Use them!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/9/2012 2:20:50 PM     (No. 9003092)

Valerie Jarrett announced before the election that Obama would spend his 2nd term traveling, rarely in the US. A lying MSM will give him cover as the economy collapses & US governance is given to the UN.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: alissa, 11/9/2012 3:50:18 PM     (No. 9003345)

His trip to Asia (China) to discuss debt is very important. Have no faith in his negotiating skills tho.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: radrelic, 11/9/2012 4:02:33 PM     (No. 9003378)

With gold bullion from the federal reserve or the mints, if their was any, to pay off his campaign donors?

A secret meeting and bend over for Putin. Flexibility?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: radrelic, 11/9/2012 4:17:27 PM     (No. 9003407)

Re # 13, Boehner and McConnell our only leaders as we mill and you want pure hard right conservatism delivered? Eating our own only keeps the bleeding going IMO.

We need to find common ground. No Jon Huntsman, Mormon but not Mormonized by the media because he was no threat to the commielougues.

You have seen the heart of Mormon Mitt and he is not so prideful as to be driven to suicide, but piling on is nullifying of his good things. Capitalism but get rid of Reagan's CEO at the top.

More succinctly, no more Mormons in the top slot because some just will not vote for one (kudos to the ones who could see past religion/politics mix)Mormons will vote for a hard right religious fundamentalist if they have the capitalist R behind their name.

But a better choice is a Paul Ryan whom the M-word's fell in love with. Political realities and the big tent cooperating is our only hope. And get the Tea Party to unite under one semi-moderate leader that we can all follow. IMO.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: pdmccas, 11/9/2012 4:46:30 PM     (No. 9003486)

I've had it with this fiscal cliff BS. He created sequestration, let him have it.55B comes out of domestic programs, 55B comes out of the military. The do nothings will riot and the military will have to tell Obama they don't have the money to do anything about it. Let's get it over!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 11/9/2012 7:30:20 PM     (No. 9003830)

I vote to go over the fiscal cliff. Let 'em have what the voted for... maybe we'll never have to hear about or defend the hated 'Bush Tax Cuts' ever again. Barry votes 'present'... we vote 'present'.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/9/2012 10:01:55 PM     (No. 9004098)

These Washington Democrats are so dumb. Four years from now, when the nation resembles some third-world country, Obama will be sitting on the beach in Hawaii and the Democrats will be barricading their office doors to fend off the people. The chumps don't realize what they've done but they will.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 11/9/2012 11:49:30 PM     (No. 9004274)

The American voters chose fiscal suicide on Tuesday. Let the country go off the fiscal cliff. This is not the problem of the Republicans. Let Obama deal with the consequences. Let people feel the full effect of tax increases across the board and sequestration cuts. Who really cares? The American people didn´t care on Tuesday. They voted for the entitlement/freebie state to continue without paying for it. Let them eat cliff!

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Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too


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