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It’s nothing but a power play
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/6/2012 10:29:50 PM

Let’s understand President Obama’s strategy in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. It has nothing to do with economics or real fiscal reform. This is entirely about politics. It’s Phase 2 of the 2012 campaign. The election returned him to office. The fiscal cliff negotiations are designed to break the Republican opposition and grant him political supremacy, something he thinks he earned with his landslide 2.8-point victory margin on Election Day. This is why he sent Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to the Republicans to convey not a negotiating offer but a demand for unconditional surrender

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/7/2012 2:37:33 AM     (No. 9052953)

I love Charles. I pray Boehner listens.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpencersMom, 12/7/2012 4:33:43 AM     (No. 9052996)

I have no confidence in the Republicans. They are all spineless wussies.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/7/2012 4:59:18 AM     (No. 9053008)

Pay attention, John.

It´s time to call this punk´s bluff.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/7/2012 5:26:00 AM     (No. 9053019)

If I thought Obama cared if he destroyed our prosperity and our form of government I would agree that he is bluffing but he will be happy to see us destroyed. All the more opportunity for him to be a dictator. He is not bluffing. The Senate will back him and only the House cares enough to try to find some wiggle room, for which they are soundly denounced. I do agree the House might as well not bother but when you care it is hard not to try. McConnell just cared in the Senate and had his head handed to him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: qotw, 12/7/2012 7:07:41 AM     (No. 9053090)

I heard Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on the radio yesterday and he said this is all about Obama trying to destroy the Republican Party to eliminate all opposition...more power for him. Obama doesn´t care about the economy, doesn´t even understand how it works because of his ideology, but if he can weaken the economy, the republicans will be blamed and...more power for him. It´s a political power play - period.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mulhaven, 12/7/2012 7:14:48 AM     (No. 9053097)

The big issue for the people is that the Republicans are led by unprincipled politicians, especially in the case of Boehnor who sees his job as playing some kind of game. Does he never see the reality of the situation? Does he never see a need for anything beyond optics? Why is he content to join in on the ´Rats narrative? Is he simply dumb or is he comfortable with the politics of the other side? We don´t need a speaker with a good tan, we need a speaker who will tan the other side.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 12/7/2012 7:20:45 AM     (No. 9053105)

It got Libya off the front page or I should say 3rd since it never made the front page.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/7/2012 7:21:49 AM     (No. 9053107)

Dr. Krauthammer is right about Obama but he is about four and a half years too late. Evidently, he did not see this coming before Obama won election in 2008 because I don´t remember any columns warning us of his entrenched ideologically driven policies. Surely, a man of Dr. K´s intellect didn´t allow himself to be blinded by Obama´s charisma and charm? He did, however, have clear insight into Gov. Palin´s hubris in believing she would dare to even consider the nomination for VP. Irony is a witch sometimes. I can´t help but wonder where we would be today if our betters in the punditry class had the sense to recognize that a small government, low taxes, strong defense American patriot just might have done a better job than the uber intelligent, suave, and sophisticated "diverse" Marxist sitting in the oval office who is hell bent on destroying our very way of life. I am, however, thankful for Dr. K´s epiphany even if it is a day late and a dollar short.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/7/2012 7:26:45 AM     (No. 9053114)

Let the so-called ´Cliff´ happen. Every one of them have asked for it and half the voters don´t get it. We will survive.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 12/7/2012 7:31:23 AM     (No. 9053122)

Power play? Egypt? America? Not much difference... Except the Egyptians are rioting.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 12/7/2012 8:04:10 AM     (No. 9053174)

Any House Republican who votes for increased taxes will face tea party opposition in 2014, Obama knows this. As far as spending cuts we must insist real cuts and not cuts from the baseline. For that matter the House Republicans should get rid of "baseline budgets" as that is the method used to lie about spending.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LZK, 12/7/2012 8:06:31 AM     (No. 9053177)

Right on!!

The politicians in DC are NOT about God and Country...they are about Power for themselves....and their buddies...

LZK

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/7/2012 8:10:30 AM     (No. 9053185)

# 8 - Agree 100% I do recall Dr. K on the Special Report show one night saying after the 2008t election that Obama would lead from the middle - we´re a center right country - don´t you know?

Yes, if only the punditry had been honest things might have been different in Nov 2008, but alas, it appears they all got the same marching orders.

As for these negotiations, of course it´s a power play. Obama has been pushing the envelope of ignoring the Constitution (and Congress) and he´s in the home stretch to complete and total power. Yes, gut or destroy the Republican Party and any other opposition party so that it will just be another Dem dictator every eight years in the White House.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: M Stuart, 12/7/2012 8:13:14 AM     (No. 9053193)

Every time 0bama gets in front of a camera, he spouts about Republicans and the tax increase on the rich.

Why oh why can´t the Republicans be as loud and repetitive about SPENDING? Boehner needs to talk to NEWT!

Get Boehner out of there! He cannot communicate, and he has dissed the TEA Party candidates. Bad move for me.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: cgood, 12/7/2012 8:15:43 AM     (No. 9053200)

Community agitators don´t try to change things by spreading the truth. Lies and the politics of destruction are the only tools Obama knows how to use. We´ve got at least 4 more years of these tactics to endure. How long before the moronic pundits on our side shake off their delusions about Obama moving toward beneficial policies in order to protect his legacy? He already tipped his hand in Russia. There won´t be any compromises because, now that he doesn´t have to face re-election, he has so much more ´flexibility´ to destroy us.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 12/7/2012 8:34:45 AM     (No. 9053239)

Here´s some cold, hard truth for ya:

- Obama is not only winning, he´s eating the GOP´s lunch.

- Geitner was quoted as saying Obama is "willing to go over the Cliff" on the "principle" of increased taxes. Boehner has expressed no such thing on the principle of "limited government". What does that tell you?

- The GOP has no principles other than self-preservation. This will be demonstrated as they cave on taxes, kick the ball down the road on spending, and claim their strategy is "live to fight another day". Remember that- you´ll hear the quote from Boehner.

- The only real solution is to "Cliff Dive". There simply is no other circumstance that will result in across-the-board spending cuts. Embrace the cliff.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Elvira, 12/7/2012 9:02:10 AM     (No. 9053281)

"Cliff Dive" I like that #16!! I may have to, ahh, borrow that, yeah, borrow. ;-D

I´m sorry, really, but the good Dr. has been late to the party for a looong time! Once in a while over the past 4+years he´s dipped a toe in our end of the pool. But he has yet to dive in. Yeah, yeah, fair/balanced, etc. There is NO fair/balanced with this breed of Dems. They´re NOT your parent´s Dem party!

I remember in the first weeks of O´s admin Chris Wallace said that this was the "biggest bunch of cry babies" he´d ever had to deal with. Now they´re just throwing another tantrum! MAN UP BOEHNER!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 12/7/2012 9:19:49 AM     (No. 9053317)

Dr. K´s prescription below just might help. It is, at least, better than what our wimpy Speaker is proposing. I don´t think Johnny understands that Obama´s election guaranteed a Civil War (hopefully without guns and bullets). Our side is fighting for the freedom given to us in the Constitution and, ironically, Obama is fighting for revenge against Jews and Christians and enslavement in Marxist ideology.

What should Republicans do? Stop giving stuff away. If Obama remains intransigent, let him be the one to take us over the cliff. And then let the new House, which is sworn in weeks before the president, immediately introduce and pass a full across-the-board restoration of the George W. Bush tax cuts.

Obama will counter with the usual all-but-the-rich tax cut — as the markets gyrate and the economy begins to wobble under his feet.

Result? We’re back to square one, but with a more level playing field. The risk to Obama will be rising and the debt ceiling will be looming. Most important of all, however, Republicans will still be in possession of their unity, their self-respect — and their trousers.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: bg38, 12/7/2012 9:50:07 AM     (No. 9053384)

Embrace the cliff. Enough of this Obama Drama.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 12/7/2012 10:26:52 AM     (No. 9053490)

The politicians want to spend our money; therefore they have to take our money. The result from both parties is that taxes are going up on everything and everybody will pay. Obama is King of the pile of political crap and Boehner´s game is just holding the shovel.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: sunsong, 12/7/2012 10:43:02 AM     (No. 9053525)

I agree - call Obama´s bluff - be willing to go over the cliff. If we don´t get significant spending cuts NOW - we´re going over a cliff anyway.

When Obama says "I will only sign if I get tax revenue" - let Boehner say "I will only support significant spending cuts".

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Reply 22 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/7/2012 10:52:03 AM     (No. 9053549)

The last time the Republicans called the Dems bluff we ended up watching the Pubbies cave.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mrjimbob, 12/7/2012 11:50:30 AM     (No. 9053684)

With President Obama’s statement that he will not sign any package that doesn’t raise taxes on the rich exposes his claim to be against a tax hike on the middle class as a lie. The money generated by the tax hike on the rich will fund the government for 8 ½ days, and if he doesn’t get that, then he has no objection to taxes going up on everyone combined, whether they be rich, middle class, or poor.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mrjimbob, 12/7/2012 11:58:26 AM     (No. 9053704)

I agree with sunsong, only it should include effective immediately.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 12/7/2012 12:05:11 PM     (No. 9053714)

GOP press conference:

- The president claims a mandate; so do we. The House is elected by direct vote as represenatives of the people.

- The president has made his core principles clear: Punishing the job creators who already pay the vast majority of taxes, and spending our country into a Greece-like debt spiral

- The Republican Majority in Congress wishes to make OUR principles clear to the president- limited government and fiscal sanity resulting in a strong economy for the next several generations.

- We have offered to seek compromise on revenues if the president will do so on spending- only to be rebuffed with his demand of incresed taxes AND increased spending, along with his demand for dictatorial authority over the US debt limit which is constitutionally reserved for Congress.

- The president through his surrogates has made clear he is willing to go over the fiscal cliff for his principles. We are here to say "so are we". If no credible offer of spending limitations is received within the next 48 hours, we will adjourn and go home.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: saveamerica, 12/7/2012 12:08:56 PM     (No. 9053719)

Boehner is a coward. Obama is a bully and all are taxes will go up. The next disaster is the debt ceiling. If that goes up, we need to assemble outside the White House and demand his Obama´s resignation and run him out of town. We need 100K people to get this done.Let due what Egyptians are doing to Corsi.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 12/7/2012 12:14:10 PM     (No. 9053733)

It´s nothing other than outright theft. Buy guns.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 12/7/2012 12:18:41 PM     (No. 9053740)

Boehner likes to shove around urinate on his republican colleagues by kicking them off committees if they don´t agree with him. However, with Obama he is a wimp and is ready to cave and go along. He is destroying the Republican party. The House will go democrat in 2014.
The Tea Party will have candidates running against these fake Republican elites. And thus a Democrat will win. Let it be.
What is the use of Boehner and his crowd....they are just going along with Obama.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 12/7/2012 12:47:32 PM     (No. 9053788)

I have sent email after email to Speaker Boehner telling him to let Obama take us over the fiscal cliff. The Republicans have to stand up to the thugs from Chicago. Defense is gone anyway. Obama will destroy our military, and the Republicans can do nothing about it. Now is the time to let Obama and the Marxists own the economy. We have to collapse before we can get better.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Billyc, 12/7/2012 12:47:41 PM     (No. 9053790)

Charles Krauthammer what a great asset for Conservatism. He is explicit understanding of the problem and deals with it in a way we all can understand.Getting down to the Nitties as a Conservastive I am troubled by the Republican leadership shunning and in some cases removing Conservatives from important committee posts. Speaker Boehner you were voted into your position on the premise that you would cut taxes. You have a majority in the house on this mandate alone.You have spent two years arguing and negotiating with the Democratics, cleaning up redundacy in many Government departments on fiscal resposibity and irresponsible spending.Mr Speaker handing to Obama $800 Billion dollars for him to squander. Speaker Boehner get with it or step down Obama is king of the Castle and is asking for trillions of dollars and that´s not all , Obama needs another Stimullus pakage so he can throw our money againgst the wall see whether it sticks. (Keynesian Economics which never worked). Speaker please stop acting like a wimp tell him you want to see a realistic plan that goes into detail of paring down the Government agencies combining departments if necessary to reduce the departmental budgets. Mr Boehmer walk away from the phrase over the cliff it´s a schoolboy ploy . Get real or step dowen.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: walcb, 12/7/2012 1:03:18 PM     (No. 9053831)

Bring on the cliff, I am 90% cash, I´ll buy back in the stock market after it crashes.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: yourblueroom, 12/7/2012 1:30:30 PM     (No. 9053888)

I just figured this out. this is King Solomon and the "whose baby is it?" situation. Obama is the mother of the dead baby, who doesn´t care if the live baby dies. Repubs care if the baby lives. I hope Boehner frames it that way.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 12/7/2012 2:03:38 PM     (No. 9053956)

Every day Boehner makes public statements and they get zero media coverage , other than on FOX.
They are on the net if you look for them.
Most Americans will never hear Boehner´s criticisms of Obama.
The Republicans do not have the media advantage the Democrats
do and that is a huge disadvantage
in getting the message out.
The constant harping from the far right doesn´t help, either.
All the wasted time and energy spent railing against Boehner
by Limbaugh, Levin , the Tea Party
and Palin could have been
better spent focusing solely on Obama.
It only helps the Democrats and Obama .
Huelskamp made himself the story for a couple of days which of course took the focus off Obama.
Apparently , he was also replaced from committees
when he was in the KS legislature.
It´s time to start saying the Bush tax cuts will expire and
the Obama tax hikes will begin.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/7/2012 3:03:36 PM     (No. 9054050)

Bravo No. 33.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/7/2012 3:54:39 PM     (No. 9054133)

Obama really does not care what he does to harm our country. In order to want it to prosper, he would have to love the USA. He doesn´t--probably because he spent his formative years elsewhere, being raised by an America-hating hippie (or worse).

Does anyone believe that someone who can prescribe the killing of babies born alive after an abortion has one iota of compassion for anyone but himself?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: TeeJaw, 12/7/2012 6:33:47 PM     (No. 9054349)

This is another installment of a scenario that seems to have been playing out over and over for as long as I can remember. A clueless Republican negotiating with himself and a crafty Democrat spinning him around and around until he gets dizzy and goes reeling across the floor.

Krauthammer offers a tactic the Republicans could employ with good result. But that would require Boehner to have some principles and to stick to them.

There’s the rub.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: kelty, 12/7/2012 7:00:02 PM     (No. 9054367)

There is no ´country´ anymore. There are global entities, political fiefdoms and vassals.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/7/2012 7:58:55 PM     (No. 9054443)

Lots of good opinions here. Look, the dims divide and conquer strategy worked perfectly again on November 6th. Once again, we fell for it. Now that the dims are dialed in on how to destroy their opposition starting with us, they now try to split the repub house into fractions.

See the big picture, folks. Boehner can prevail, but let´s keep the anti-pub prattle under control. When we do that, we are behaving exactly how Obie and the msm want us to behave.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/8/2012 12:33:53 AM     (No. 9054689)

Sick of looking at Boehner´s puffy, bloated, too much alcohol frozen face. It’s bad enough to look at Obamunism´s rigid programmed weatherman smile. One guy trying to destroy the nation and the guy damn near always seen sitting next to him always looking sickeningly agreeable. They even walk together almost holding hands a la Chris Christie. Boehner ain´t no John Wayne, never talks freedom, no more taxation, never harps on eliminating much of Washington´s waste, never talks about what´s right for America. He just stands there betraying us all in his RINO numb silence. Krauthammer says it all beautifully. We are being betrayed with turn coat traitors not following their Oath. Boehner, all of Congress silenced to the simple plan of no more taxes. Krauthammer leaves out one possibility for this dilemma starting with Boehner: it is possible Boehner lives under the threat of quick violence for himself and family, to keep him quiet and just play along.Too many outspoken, knowing insiders have died. Look at all The Friends of Bill; Vince Foster, Ron Brown. Andrew Breitbart. You´ll notice not one of the Breitbart staff is carrying on the tradition. Danger lurks. Charles would never bring this up. He´s in the Containment Class; comments with a hook, but no controversy, please. Just the Party Line.



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Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 4/9/2014 5:13:32 PM     Post Reply
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel´s top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative organization applying for nonprofit status. Issa said records obtained last week from the IRS show communications from the office of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., about True the Vote, a Texas-based, nonprofit conservative group that aims to prevent voter fraud. The communications at one point involved Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official who Issa´s panel is poised to hold in contempt of Congress on Thursday for refusing to provide testimony about her

Eric Holder strays from planned remarks
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Politico, by Tal Kopan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/10/2014 7:33:24 AM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder strayed from prepared remarks to slam the way he was “treated” by a House committee the day before, calling it evidence of “ugly and divisive” civil rights challenges facing him and President Barack Obama. Speaking to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network at its annual convention in New York on Wednesday, Holder talked about the state of civil rights today and brought up a House committee hearing Tuesday that grew contentious, according to video from Mediaite and reports from outlets including Capital New York. “The last five years have been defined by significant strides and

Cowboys steal their cattle BACK
in tense showdown over Nevada´s last
rancher: Protesters break federal
blockade as militias threaten to
join fight and pregnant woman claims
she was assaulted by agents

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Daily Mail (UK), by Dan Miller & Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/11/2014 10:29:52 AM     Post Reply
The son of the Nevada rancher locked in an increasingly tense land dispute with the federal government, says their cowboys managed to break a blockade and retrieve around 30 head of cattle. Federal agents swooped on Tuesday after Cliven Bundy, dubbed the last remaining rancher in southern Nevada, refused to remove his herd of 900 cows from land he claims has been in his family since 1870. The heavily-armed federal agents, equipped with eight helicopters and backed-up by snipers, surrounded the Bundy ranch after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) attained a federal court order to confiscate the family´s herd. But

Hillary Clinton Cancels Appearance Where
Benghazi Victim´s Mom, Protestors Await

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Cybercast News Service, by Barbara Boland    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 4/11/2014 10:02:18 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton was the planned keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Western Healthcare Leadership Academy in San Diego on April 11 - but she´s cancelled her visit in the midst of planned protests from San Diego locals and military families. Protestors organized by "The Difference Matters" do not want the former U.S. Secretary of State to come because of Clinton´s role in the Benghazi scandal. "She is not welcome here in San Diego by so many of us. We don´t want her here," said Jan Iverson, a local mother and protestor. (Snip) Clinton´s office says she changed plans because of

Barack Obama Saves Wife
Michelle From Wardrobe Malfunction,
Marilyn Monroe Moment: Picture

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US Magazine, by Rachel McRady    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/10/2014 7:59:06 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama got quite the handful on Thursday, April 10, but it was all for a good cause! As the President of the United States was boarding Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama, a gust of wind blew up her skirt. Barack quickly stepped in and grabbed the First Lady´s billowing skirt to help her avoid a wardrobe malfunction and embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Earlier in the week, another famous lady on the global stage suffered a similar snafu, but no one was around to help her -- not even her prince!

Researchers raise
questions about flu drugs

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USA Today, by Michelle Healy    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/10/2014 1:17:52 AM     Post Reply
A new review is questioning the effectiveness of two key drugs enlisted in the fight against influenza and in turn the investments by governments to stockpile the drugs in the event of a global flu outbreak. The antiviral drugs Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir ) are commonly used to treat influenza in healthy adults and children. In the case of Tamiflu, the drug does shorten symptoms of influenza by about half a day - as the manufacturer suggests - but there is insufficient evidence to support claims that it reduces hospital admissions or serious complications, such as confirmed pneumonia or

Hercules Actor Kevin Sorbo:
Hollywood, Media Ignoring
‘The Crime of the Century’

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Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/9/2014 6:57:56 PM     Post Reply
Although the news media and Hollywood relish telling stories about horrific crimes and serial killers, they are strangely silent about Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist who killed living, viable babies by snipping their spinal cords with scissors, and who is “America’s most prolific serial killer,” said actor Kevin Sorbo and his wife Sam Jenkins in a video to promote funding for a movie about Gosnell. “Kermit Gosnell is America’s most prolific serial killer,” says Kevin Sorbo, who starred in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. “For more than three decades he was an abortion doctor in Philadelphia, where he

Holder on Gohmert exchange: ‘What
attorney general has ever had to
deal with that kind of treatment?’

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Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/9/2014 7:08:41 PM     Post Reply
Eric Holder ventured off script in a speech Wednesday to the National Action Network, the organization led by MSNBC host and recently-exposed FBI informant Al Sharpton. “I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms,” said Holder at the conference of black activists, before improvising “even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity.” “If you don’t believe that, if you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me, if you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated

Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces
Up to Five Years in Federal Prison

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/10/2014 5:20:42 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) could face up to five years in federal prison for obstructing a Congressional proceeding. On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing: “Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional

Michelle Obama´s Food Program
Is Non-Nutritious Waste Of Money

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/10/2014 2:35:20 PM     Post Reply
Big Government: As students flood Twitter with images of inedible slop, it´s clear that Michelle Obama´s government school lunch revamp is a costly failure. It´s time to get the feds out of kids´ lunch boxes. The $12 billion federal student lunch program, which serves 30.7 million kids, is losing participants fast — more than a million just last year, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. The reason: the first lady´s Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act, an act that has accomplished exactly the opposite of what it claimed it would — leaving hungry, angry, disgusted kids and dumpsters full of wasted

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman
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Entertainment Magazine, by James Hibbard    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/10/2014 12:10:39 PM     Post Reply
Official: Stephen Colbert is the new host of CBS’ Late Show. Release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. Letterman, the legendary, critically acclaimed host of the CBS late night series for 21 years, announced his retirement on his April 3 broadcast. Colbert’s

Global solar dominance in sight
as science trumps fossil fuels

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Telegraph [UK], by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/10/2014 6:08:54 PM     Post Reply
Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies. Roughly 29pc of electricity capacity added in America last year came from solar, rising to 100pc even in Massachusetts and Vermont.[Snip] The technology is improving so fast--helped by the US military--that it has achieved a virtous circle. Michael Parker and Flora Chang, at Sanford Bernstein, say we entering a new order of "global energy deflation" that must ineluctably erode the viability of oil, gas and the fossil fuel nexus over time.


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