Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has resigned, opening another spot in President Obama’s Cabinet. Announcing the resignation in a statement on Monday, Obama hailed Solis as “a tireless champion for working families” during “the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.” The president said that “her efforts have helped train workers for the jobs of the future, protect workers’ health and safety and put millions of Americans back to work.” Solis’s resignation, following the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson and the withdrawal of Susan Rice from consideration for secretary of state, adds to the
Comments: Not to worry, there will be another radical more than happy to fill that slot.
Wonder what corruption they got on her. She was doing Big Labor´s bidding and she comes from that beyond-filthy, shock-the-Latin-Americans corrupt political machine in Los Angeles so you know there was corruption as deep and filthy dirty as Lisa Jackson´s.
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN: Behind me is a memorial that symbolizes the ranger daggers that were thrust into the top of these cliffs and before me are the men who put them there. These are the boys of Flintaho. These are the men who took the fiscal cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent and these are the heroes who helped end a war. (END VIDEO CLIP) That was inspiring. It felt so good listening to our president - such important date in our history. He traveled 4,000 miles across the Atlantic to honor those who fought or
President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to 16 recipients Wednesday morning, recognizing the achievements of a diverse group of Americans ranging from Ernie Banks and Benjamin C. Bradlee to Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey. Before bestowing the medals, Obama paid tribute to each recipient, saving his comments on Clinton for last and expressing gratitude for the former president’s advice and counsel, as well as his work to help the victims of natural disasters after he left office.
A new video from the conservative group American Values targets the president and 27 Democratic senators who echoed his false promise that Americans would be allowed to keep their health insurance under Obamacare. Five key Senate Democrats up for reelection get special attention in the new video: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu. “President Obama has been exposed for lying,” said the video. “But Obama wasn’t the only one who lied. So did dozens of prominent Democratic office holders,” said the video which listed the
One person has taken more of political beating than President Obama with the nation’s attention focused on the botched Obamacare rollout: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius survived a series of contentious hearings on Capitol Hill in the wake of the glitch-plagued launch of the healthcare.gov website, but Democrats are growing weary of defending her amid an onslaught of attacks that paint the health secretary as the face of government incompetence. The revelation that Sebelius was aware of problems with the online marketplaces six months before they went live — as was Obama — have created a fresh
WASHINGTON — President Obama has announced $100 million in grants to help better prepare high school students to compete in the global economy. The White House says the Youth CareerConnect program will help schools train students for in-demand industries, including science, technology, engineering and math. The government will award up to 40 grants to allow high schools to team up with higher education institutions and employers. The grants will be awarded early next year. Money for the awards will come from the Labor Department. Obama announced the program during remarks Tuesday at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says although some Democrats may be voting politically to distance themselves from Obamacare, they were still supporting the law and working in their districts to implement it. "This is history and the future and progress," she stated emphatically, "It stands right there as Social Security, Medicare, affordable health care, as a right, not a privilege for the few, but a right for the many." She was speaking Tuesday at an event sponsored by BuzzFeed. Pelosi acknowledged she was "really disappointed" that the technology behind the website failed, but said she was excited to see the program fully
Georgetown University is scheduled to host an event on Egypt that features a member of Egypt’s Nazi Party. Georgetown University’s Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Center for Christian Muslim Understanding is scheduled to host a Dec. 5 event on “Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy.” The event features a slew of speakers sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as Coptic Christian Ramy Jan, who cut his teeth on the Egyptian political scene as a member of the country’s Nazi Party, according to multiple sources. The event is scheduled to take place all day at Georgetown’s ICC auditorium and feature a keynote address
After reiterating his issues with the Affordable Care Act, which he has more vocally opposed than some of his Democratic colleagues have, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) fielded a question Wednesday morning from Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy on why the only Democrats proposing fixes to the ACA were ones up for reelection in vulnerable districts. “Why is it that aside from you, the only other Democrats who are talking about fixing this—I mean, it seems like a lot of members of your party are in denial—are the ones who are going to be in tough elections next year?” Doocy
According to Page Six, MSNBC execs are “cold” to the idea of ever having Alec Baldwin return to his hosting gig on the network. His Up Late show had been temporarily suspended last week after footage emerged of the actor shouting a profanity-laced tirade at a paparazzo. Speaking with New York Post sources at the network, Page Six claims that “MSNBC chiefs are not exactly falling over themselves to get boisterous Baldwin back in the building.” The paper quotes one insider as saying “[Baldwin] would only show up at work an hour a week to prep for the show, and
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2013 — Obamacare funnels $375 million into pro-abortion, pro-gay sex-education for public schools while the feds push their controversial Common Core school curriculum. Schoolchildren are on the front lines of the culture war and not by accident. Patricia Nell Warren, writing in America’s largest homosexual magazine, The Advocate, put it succinctly: “Whoever captures the kids owns the future.” The National Education Association and the National Parent Teacher Association work with progressive groups that redefine the family, human relationships, and life itself. Tax-funded programs introduce children to sexuality and even entice them with cash to participate in sex surveys
Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, got into a somewhat tense exchange with CNN host Chris Cuomo on Wednesday morning after Mr. Cuomo accused Mr. Cruz of supporting a repeal of President Obama’s health care overhaul without offering specific alternatives to help fix the country’s health care problem. “In my view, coming together to stop Obamacare is the essence of pragmatism because it is self-evident this isn’t working — nobody’s defending it, and the reasonable, common sense thing to do is simply to start over,” Mr. Cruz said on CNN’s “New Day.” “This is killing jobs, and over 5 million people losing
President Obama will not make a written apology to the Afghan people for “mistakes” made during the war in their country, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Tuesday. Reports to that effect reflected “a complete misunderstanding of what the situation is,” she told CNN’s “The Situation Room” Tuesday afternoon. “No such letter has been drafted or delivered,” Rice said. “There is not a need for the United States to apologize to Afghanistan – quite the contrary. We have sacrificed and supported them in their democratic progress and in tackling the insurgency and al-Qaeda.” On the same day, the Associated Press reported that Secretary
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
President Barack Obama told the Wall Street CEO Council Tuesday that his administration has "reined in spending" and "cut our deficits by more than half." "After years of trillion-dollar deficits we reined in spending, wound down two wars and began to change a tax code that I believe was too skewed towards the wealthiest among us at the expense of the middle class," said Obama. "And since I took office, we have now cut our deficits by more than half. Add it all and businesses like yours have created 7.8 million new jobs over the past 44 months, we´ve gone farther
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
In an interview on BET last night with Bow Wow and Keshia Chante, First Lady Michelle Obama talked up her husband, President Barack Obama. "I always say my husband has got swag," said Mrs. Obama. "He’s got a little swag." The audience applauded. Mrs. Obama also said that the president of the United States "sings all the time." She continued, "Oh, yes, he’s in the bathroom all the time just singing." She also praised her husband. "[H]e has got a good voice." Here´s a transcript of that exchange:
Negligence? Absolutely. Incompetence? The case can be made. But scandalous? To suggest that the White House has willfully engaged in the intentional misleading of the public and an outrageous dereliction of its responsibilities to enforce the laws passed by Congress has been a bridge too far. Until recently. New revelations are now forcing even the most reluctant of President Barack Obama’s critics to concede that the Affordable Care Act’s implementation has evolved into a scandal. “I was not informed directly that the website would not be working, as the way it was supposed to,” Obama told reporters on November 14.
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
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says she won’t wear shorts on Air Force One again because the one time she did, it created “a huge stink.”(snip)Mrs. Obama was asked about her biggest fashion regret. She said she’s always happy with her outfits but that, quote, “sometimes I forget I’m the first lady and I’m running around in shorts.” She recalled her family’s first White House vacation, to the Grand Canyon in August 2009. Mrs. Obama said her wearing shorts getting off the plane “created a huge stink because people were like, ‘she’s wearing shorts getting off of Air Force One.’” She said her thought
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama conceded that he will have to "remarket" and "rebrand" Obamacare as public confidence in him and the healthcare law he championed has plummeted. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal CEO Summit, Obama addressed the failures of the Obamacare rollout and said while he was confident that the healthcare model his administration built, which he claimed worked off of the "existing private insurance system," would succeed, the law would have to be rebranded. “We are going to have to obviously remarket and rebrand,” Obama said. “And that will be challenging in this political environment.” When he
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says everyone should stop talking so much about the 2016 presidential race, because doing so hurts President Obama, who´s only a year into his second term. "In this sense, I feel badly for President Obama. He just won a year ago, and everybody´s like, ´So, who´s next?´" Christie said Monday night at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. "There is work to be done in this country. And as we shove him out the door, we minimize his ability to be an effective executive. And we shouldn´t do that." Even as he urged people to focus
A day after his daughters´ spat over their disagreements on gay marriage spilled out messily into the public, former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, released a statement urging that there not be a "distortion" of Liz Cheney´s views on the subject. The statement came a day after Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe, blasted Liz Cheney, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Wyoming for her opposition to gay marriage. Here is Dick and Lynne Cheney´s full statement on the issue: "This is an issue we have dealt with privately for many years, and we are pained to see it
President Obama irked some conservatives with his recitation of the Gettysburg Address, which he read aloud as part of a project celebrating the 150th anniversary of famous Lincoln speech. For the project, spearheaded by documentarian Ken Burns, a number of politicians and other high-profile people recorded themselves reading the Gettysburg Address. However, Mr. Obama´s recording seems to be the only one that leaves the phrase "under God" out of a certain line. Some conservatives took offense to the president´s reading. "Lincoln added ´Under God´ as he was looking out over battlefield. why would obama remove?" Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Twitter. Gettysburg
When I first saw a headline about what Martin Bashir said, I figured it must be exaggerated. No responsible cable news host would call for defecating on a public figure. That’s just beyond the pale, right? But that’s exactly what Bashir did on his MSNBC show, while spewing venom at Sarah Palin. He made an abject apology yesterday, and we’ll get to that in a moment. I’ve long been amazed by Bashir’s brand of name-calling. He despises Republicans, we get it. But the highly personal nature of his assaults, while delivered in an erudite British accent, stands out even by