We heard throughout the campaign of President Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy. That was then. This is now. About 48 hours after he was assured of reelection, the president’s Interior Department issued a plan to close to oil shale development 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West to oil. These acres were targeted for oil shale exploration and development by the prior administration. Instead, only some 677,000 acres would be open for oil shale exploration, and an additional 130,000 for tar sands production. The reason for excluding so much acreage from development
Comments: The media did their job in re-electing the fraud 0bama. I just wish there was a way to severely punish them for their dereliction of duty and the abuse of their power given by the Constitution.
No, it doesn´t flow freely. Nobody in the msm is reporting the massive Democrat vote fraud. Nobody in the msm is reporting anything about Benghazi except for the sex scandal angle. Foreign donations for Obama? Nah.
They´re now even more invested in making Obama appear to be some kind of success even as the ruin caused by his policies lies around us.
The news will never flow freely with this administration until Obama has been removed by impeachment.
The tars sands can not be recovered economically at this time. What can be recovered, but is being blocked, is the uranium that falls within the ´close proximity to scenic lands´. When you look into the Grand Canyon, there is a major resource body behind you some 20 to 30 miles.
Edward Luce, writing in the Financial Times, certainly seems to think so: Anyone wondering about the scale of the anti-Obama backlash should look at its impact on the 2016 US presidential race. Both major parties are looking for candidates with genuine executive experience. The Republican list of hopefuls is filling up with sitting governors. Among Democrats, hopes rest mainly with Hillary Clinton. Should Elizabeth Warren, the popular senator from Massachusetts, enter the fray Mrs Clinton’s riposte would trip off the tongue. Ms Warren has no governing experience, she could say. And we all know the risks of that. Having authored an inspirational
In the wake of the disgusting comments MSNBC´s Martin Bashir made about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin Friday, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin had some important observations regarding the incident Monday. "MSNBC, ladies and gentlemen, is a hateful, vile, character assassinating outlet" (video follows with transcript and commentary): MARK LEVIN (After playing Bashir´s apology): Well time will tell, and that is a remarkable statement, and I hope his colleagues over there at MSLSD are listening. You listening Chrissy Matthews? How about you, Scarborough? Yeah you. You’re a real piece of work. Lawrence O’Donnell. How about you, pal? Are you
Johnny Wright first hit it off with Michelle Obama in 2007, and the Chicago-native has been her exclusive stylist ever since. Traveling with the First Lady to state dinners and on trips abroad, the 34-year-old has unprecedented access to the First Lady, the White House and even Air Force One. And for the extroverted Mr Wright, his Instagram account seems to be the perfect place to document his First Hairdresser shenanigans. Sharing everything from snaps at the White House (including behind-the-scenes of a Vogue cover shoot), to his adventures outside the First Family (partying at Burning Man in Texas), it seems Mr
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday night he thinks the House will pass immigration reform next year, calling Speaker John Boehner “totally committed” to the effort. “I think there will be bills passed,” Bush said at a talk at 92nd Street Y in New York City. “It won’t be one comprehensive bill. I think it will probably be in late spring, where there’s a little bit of a window before the election starts in earnest. I hope so, I hope that’s the case. I’ve talked to Speaker Boehner and he’s totally committed to this, but he needs to find
President Obama´s spokesman offered no explanation for his boss´s decision to skip the memorial marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln´s Gettysburg Address. "I don´t have any scheduling updates to provide to you," White House press secretary Jay Carney. Obama came under criticism for the decision to skip the event from local media last month. "For a president who has so demonstrably associated himself with Lincoln -- the heir of Lincoln´s policies who announced his candidacy from the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield and used the Lincoln Bible (twice) at his inauguration -- this is nothing less than a profile
Detroit — Muslims in Michigan prisons will be guaranteed meals that meet strict Islamic rules under a settlement a federal judge approved Monday. The agreement ends years of litigation over the preparation of meals that are considered halal, or legal, under the Islamic faith. Earlier in the case, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn also ordered the state to ensure Muslim prisoners can celebrate important festivals and attend services that could conflict with work or education classes. “Inmates do not lose their religious freedom rights simply because they’re behind bars. The case was a tremendous success,” said Michael Steinberg of the
In a startling new report, it turns out that Justice Department admitted in October that most Americans were at risk of losing their employer health care plans. The DOJ federal brief states: “Even under the grandfathering provision, it is projected that … a majority of group health plans will have lost their grandfather status by the end of 2013.” Just last week, President Obama said it was never his intention to break his promise that people could keep their existing health care plans. The president has repeatedly maintained that it would only affect the five percent of the population who are in
During an interview with Newsmax over the weekend, Senator Ted Cruz addressed the issue of impeachment and whether the way he believes President Obama flagrantly ignores the law on everything from immigration to Obamacare is grounds for impeachment. Steve Malzberg pushed Cruz on the issue, and Cruz did not endorse the idea, but did say both the House and Senate will have to “render judgment” if and when Obama has finally crossed the line. On Obamacare, Cruz said, “Aside from their radical policy, the way they’ve implemented it has sadly been lawless.” He found it striking on how many issues
A group of Republican Senate Judiciary Committee members are pressing Jeh Johnson — President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security — on the current problems afflicting the department and immigration system. In a letter to Johnson, dispatched Friday and obtained by The Daily Caller, the senators request answers to more than 55 detailed and diverse questions focused largely on immigration. “At your confirmation hearing, you stated that, ‘[I]f confirmed, I will work to implement all legislation enacted into law,’ the letter reads. “While we may have different views than President Obama on how to reform our immigration system, we
An IRS official blasted Lois Lerner for her attempt to blame the agency’s targeting scandal on low-level employees in Cincinnati, according to newly released emails. “Cincinnati wasn’t publicly ‘thrown under the bus’ (but) instead was hit by a convoy of Mack trucks,” wrote Cindy Thomas, former director of the IRS exempt organizations office in Cincinnati, in a May 10, 2013 email to Lerner obtained by the House Ways and Means Committee. Thomas wrote the email on the very day that the IRS targeting scandal broke when Lerner, a senior agency official based in Washington, D.C., admitted that her exempt organizations division engaged
Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, feminist Gloria Steinem said receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama would be “honoring the work of Margaret Sanger.” “I hope this is retroactive in honoring the work of Margaret Sanger,” said Steinem about the woman who founded what would become Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the largest abortion provider in the United States. “I hope that she would celebrate this recognition that reproductive freedom is a human right at least as crucial as freedom of speech and that no government should dictate whether or when we
President Obama has appointed actor Kal Penn to his Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the White House announced late Monday. Penn, whose full name is Kalpen Suresh Modi, joins other well-known members such as actor Forest Whitaker; Secretary of State John Kerry’s wife Teresa Heinz; cellist Yo-Yo Ma; actor Edward Norton; Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour; and actresses Kerry Washington and Sarah Jessica Parker, among many others. Penn is known for his roles on the TV show “House” and the “Harold and Kumar” movie series. This would be his second stint working for the Obama administration. Penn served as associate director in
Oprah Winfrey has said racism is still a problem around the world and the only way for it to end is for generations of racists to die out. In an interview with the BBC to coincide with the release of her latest film The Butler, the chat show host said generations had been ´marinated´ in racism. The 59-year-old added that President Obama was treated with disrespect because of the color of his skin and said she feels fortunate to have been born after segregation ended in the U.S. [Snip] She highlighted an incident in 2009 when Republican congressman Joe Wilson
The Times Of Israel is reporting that a team of negotiators led by White House adviser Valerie Jarrett has been conducting secret talks with Iran about it´s nuclear weapons program for the past year. The report states the deal submitted in Geneva earlier this month was a direct result of these secret year-long negotiations between teams headed by Jarrett and Iran´s Ali Akbar Salehi. That deal was ultimately rejected when France and Israel raised strong objections, and talks are expected to resume this Wednesday. The White House was very quick to issue a categorical denial of the report. According to
In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated. And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it. Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy. And a knowledgeable
Second-term presidents in the past 30 years have had some pretty embarrassing news conferences, full of frank admissions of failure, submissive spasms of shame and groveling, grieving apologies. Bill Clinton had to admit that he actually did have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky; George W. Bush finally thought of something he might have done wrong; his dad had to explain all those new taxes after his unequivocal pledge; and even Ronald Reagan ate crow over the Iran-Contra affair. But there has never, ever, been a more pitiful presser than the one conducted last week by President Obama.
Carbohydrates are rotting our brains and contributing to devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s, an American neurologist has warned. David Perlmutter, from Florida, believes that even ‘good’ carbs, such as grains, are severely affecting our brains. And the staples of our modern diet aren’t only increasing the risk of dementia, but contributing to depression, epilepsy and headaches, he believes. [Snip] The solution? Going back to the days when our diet was mainly fat--with this making up 75 percent of our diet, and carbs just 5 percent. Protein intake should stay the same as it is, at about 20 percent.
Most women will tell you that other than the N-word, the C-word is the most vile in the English language never to be used. Cher apparently doesn´t hold such a belief, for she disturbingly took to Twitter Friday to call former Alaska governor Sarah Palin a "Dumb C Word": Cher ? @cher Follow Go to dictionary,& look up The “C"Word,....next 2 the definition...you’ll see a Pic of Sarah PALIN ! NO...WAIT ...SHES UNDER DUMB C WORD?? 12:11 PM - 15 Nov 2013 716 Retweets 834 favorites ReplyRetweetFavorite Three minutes later she put an exclamation point on it:
On Sunday, appearing on ABC’s This Week with fill-in host Martha Raddatz, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) admitted that Democrats knew full well that Americans would be booted from their health insurance plans as an effect of Obamacare implementation. When asked whether Democrats were misled by President Obama about whether Americans would be able to keep their plans in the individual insurance market, Gillibrand answered: “He should’ve just been specific. No, we all knew.”
“The Affordable Care Act’s political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week.” That, coming from longtime Obamacare cheerleader and Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, was pretty strong language. And it was only Wednesday. That was the day after the release of a devastating Quinnipiac national poll. It showed Barack Obama’s approval rating at 39 percent, with his disapproval rating at 54 percent — sharply down from 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval on Oct. 1, the day the government shutdown began and healthcare.gov went into (limited) operation. Democrats hoped that Republicans would take a shellacking in public opinion for the
Barack Obama is the coolest president we’ve had since John F. Kennedy, at least according to conventional standards for such things. Obama has always been a brand as much as a politician, one that has been perceived as sleek, smart, and up to date. Then along came HealthCare.gov. Its failure to launch is a signal event in the long political battle over Obamacare and perhaps an inflection point in the president’s image. It’s hard to maintain a sense of truly being on the cutting edge of change when you can’t build a website. Obama’s cool was, in part, an artifact of world-class
Mary Cheney, a daughter of the former vice president, and her wife, Heather Poe, sharply criticized on Sunday a comment by by Ms. Cheney’s sister, Liz Cheney, a candidate for the Senate in Wyoming, that they disagreed on the issue of same-sex marriage. “Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree, you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history,” Mary Cheney, who is gay, wrote on her Facebook page. Ms. Poe’s comments were sharper and more personal. “Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when
As the story of the Obamacare website fiacso unfolds, senior administration aides tell me that the president is “mad, frustrated and angry.” Mad that his signature legislative achievement is stuck at the gate, frustrated that he’s running out of time to fix it, and angry that he’s got a second term agenda now going nowhere. He’s so furious, in fact, that he stepped out of character to vent to an assembled group of top aides. “If I had known [about the website problems] ,” the steaming president reportedly said, according to the New York Times, “We could have delayed the
A downbeat President Barack Obama repeatedly asked his worried supporters Monday night to help resurrect his spirits, following weeks of political disasters and personal humiliations caused by the cascading collapse of Obamacare. The distracted president railed against opponents and at one point appeared to forget the number of people in the Obamacare system during the rambling quarter-hour address. “My main message is I’m going to need your help, your energy, your faith, your ability to reach out to neighbors, kids and friends [and] co-workers,” he told listeners to the Internet broadcast arranged by his grass-roots group, Organizing for Action. But his worried