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Obama’s cashier’s window?
Washington Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/28/2013 5:47:03 AM

FOR EVIDENCE that the permanent campaign has become embedded in our national life, look no further than President Obama’s recent announcement that he is setting up a group to keep his supporters energized and enrolled for action in a second term. To be called Organizing for Action, the group will harvest the rich data — e-mails and names — of the Obama foot soldiers who knocked on doors and got out the vote. (Snip)Certainly, there’s something bigger going on here — a mix of technical prowess and grass-roots smarts. But there is also a whiff of something fishy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 1/28/2013 6:35:56 AM     (No. 9143539)

FTA "What’s most troubling is that President Obama seems to have developed a tin ear about shadow money in politics."

As if. Sure WaPo, y´all didn´t see this coming?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/28/2013 6:45:28 AM     (No. 9143543)

I thought at this point in a POTUS career (year #5) he´s supposed to be raising money for his library. Something is fishy indeed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/28/2013 7:42:01 AM     (No. 9143583)

An Obama voter´s comment to the WaPo editorial says it best:

Mathonwy
2:34 AM EST
This, coupled with the president´s lack of interest in appointing FEC commissioners and his historic rejection of matching funds, clearly demonstrates his hostility to the lessons of Watergate. Could this be the return of the slush fund? I voted for the president twice and this worries me greatly. Did I unknowingly vote for the 21st century Richard Nixon?!?



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Reply 4 - Posted by: wtm, 1/28/2013 7:53:57 AM     (No. 9143595)

NO,
This means that he is STILL campaigning, and intends to run again in 2016, AND FOREVER !!!!

Damn the Constitution !!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/28/2013 8:05:13 AM     (No. 9143605)

Obama is the most domestically dangerous president in all American history. Even the DNC should stay alert to any secret agenda Obama may have.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/28/2013 8:08:39 AM     (No. 9143612)

The campaigning never stops, which was apparently A-OK with 51% of the voting public. What else is he going to do for the next 4 years?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Daisymae, 1/28/2013 8:12:16 AM     (No. 9143617)

I don´t think he wants to run again but would relish the role of king maker.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: M2, 1/28/2013 8:28:09 AM     (No. 9143645)

Let no one forget Obama´s promise to form a "civilian national security force with the power of the military".

Since every city in America (almost) has its own police force, and every State has its own law enforcement procedures, and since the country already has a military and a National Guard, what on earth is the need for Obama´s civilian force unless it is to keep the People´s uprising in line when our guns are confiscated so we cannot protect ourselves from our own government?

Shall we begin peeking beneath the unturned pages and find out what he is really up to?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 1/28/2013 8:37:35 AM     (No. 9143668)

#4 I´m afraid has seen into the future. As I posted on this subject a day or so ago, the 22nd Amendment would need to be repealed and replaced by a new Amendment that would allow Obama to seek more terms.

The 22nd Amendment was passed by Congress in March 1947, but it wasn´t ratified until February 1951. The 22nd Amendment came about because of the 4-term strangle hold FDR had on the presidency.

Please be aware that efforts have gone on for the last sixteen years to repeal the 22nd Amendment. From the website Ask.com, it says: On January 4, 2013, Rep. José Serrano once again introduced H.J.Res. 15 proposing an Amendment to repeal the 22nd Amendment, as he has done every two years since 1997.

To be successful this bill would first have to be passed by Congress and then be ratified by 38 states. For Obama to even run in 2016 the above mentioned bill now only has 47 months left to be in place for Obama. Actually, less time when you consider the party conventions take place in either August or September.

Readers must stay on their toes regarding this subject and be alert to Democrat machinations - what else is new where Dems are concerned?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JAN, 1/28/2013 8:44:32 AM     (No. 9143690)

Just following Bubba´s example.

Why so surprised!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 1/28/2013 8:49:28 AM     (No. 9143699)

While I´m not sure yet what they huge bankroll will eventually be used for, I am certain of how the huge bankroll will be grown.

Think PUSH/Rainbow Coalition and Jesse Jackson and their corporate diversity shakedowns. In case you are not familiar, the Rev would go to a large, rich corporation and meet with them. His pitch was basically to say "Either hire my friend/relative for your newly created Corp Diversity Executive and ´contibute´ greatly to the PUSH/Rainbow Coalition or we´ll picket and boycott your racist corporation."

Voila! Instant slush fund of millions of corporate dollars and a diversity mole/cancer in every major corporation in America.

Obama has already started this. I saw where his first donors to this new OFA fund are Lockheed Martin and Wal-mart.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: krause, 1/28/2013 8:56:33 AM     (No. 9143711)

I´m not sure the Founders envisioned that politicians´ primary job was to continually have their hand out for money.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/28/2013 9:00:15 AM     (No. 9143717)

No need to ratify anything, #9. 0bama has been circumventing the constitution for over four years now and has gotten away with it. If he wants another term he will simply announce that he´s running and the parasites of society will flock to vote for him. Who would stop him? Congress? The Supreme Court? No one will stop him because that would be RACIST.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: RoosterBob, 1/28/2013 9:06:08 AM     (No. 9143731)

"It´s elementary, Mr. Watson, First we have to confiscate any means by which Patriots can ´take up arms´ when they realize what we´re up to."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/28/2013 9:13:17 AM     (No. 9143750)

Why don´t you flat out ask the question instead of tiptoeing through the tulips with it WaPo? Maybe then you can get started on the road back to credibilityville.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 1/28/2013 9:30:23 AM     (No. 9143789)

Why use "fishy" when words like criminal and illegal , dictatorial, suffice.. No inter species slurs, please...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/28/2013 9:36:31 AM     (No. 9143801)

This isn´t "coming". It has been here since the first "Organizing" campaign in 2007-08 when they used every trick in the book - giveaways, dinners with Barack, the works - to glean email addresses for their data bank. They bragged that they had millions.

That organization has morphed along through two campaigns and the first term and is now renamed (again) and rolling through the second term.

This is Axelrod´s Astroturf, the faux grassroots setup intended to change the country. Obie gets the small people stirred up, tells them how miserable they are, puts pressure on them to pressure their congresspersons to pass his legislation. Mooch sends emails to the database, urging them on. Revolution. Go and have another look at Van Jones (top down-bottom up) and Saul Alinsky.

The WaPo appears to be waking up. Finally. After six years of this same strategy. The only slightly new thing is the name.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Cinwasp, 1/28/2013 9:49:29 AM     (No. 9143828)

Grant amnesty, excuse student loans, then have Michelle Obama run for Potus.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/28/2013 9:50:26 AM     (No. 9143830)

This man-child is reaching the point of Biblical evil. I wouldn´t want to be in his Guccis.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 1/28/2013 10:10:11 AM     (No. 9143879)

#9 ensign, you´ve just revealed the reason the DEMONizing Dems are trying to destroyed the GOP in Congress. They want Congress and need it to destroy the 22nd Amendment and install Obama as the front piece for those who have seized control of the USA ...permantly ...

Please understand that the Washington Post was the benefactor, the mouthpiece, the public relations arm for the Satan admiring....Saul ALINSKY....they are proponents of and for Communism

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Reply 21 - Posted by: privateer, 1/28/2013 10:24:58 AM     (No. 9143927)

Even if the 22nd were repealed, wouldn´t 3rd term eligibility begin with newly elected presidents, not current? Otherwise, Bill Klintoon would still be president.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/28/2013 10:29:08 AM     (No. 9143935)

If he did decide to run for a third time, how would we stop him?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/28/2013 10:49:45 AM     (No. 9144008)

# 13 beat me to it. As stated before, all these challenges to the Constitution and supposedly limitations on his Executive powers are just leading to the biggest challenge of all, a third term, and a do nothing response from a do nothing Congress.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dlb703, 1/28/2013 10:55:16 AM     (No. 9144031)

Don´t be fooled. During the entire eight-year Clinton nightmare WaPo threw in the occasional critical opinion. Ultimately it meant nothing. WaPo will never...NEVER abondon any leftist politician. They´ll continue to support, cover-up, censor whatever it takes to protect Barack Obama.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Flyball dogs, 1/28/2013 12:34:22 PM     (No. 9144314)

No. 9, I am afraid, is spot-on. However, what to do about The Clinton(s) Problem -- their desired return to power. Will a SCOTUS appt satisfy them (her)?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/28/2013 12:39:32 PM     (No. 9144324)

Beck should get out his blackboard. Line diagram on who is directing and funding this shell organization (that could morph into anything, BTW). I smell Soros.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Rubinski, 1/28/2013 12:43:27 PM     (No. 9144333)

#8, perhaps that is why the government is buying all those bullets. As well, yesterday on Drudge I saw that homeland security ordered 7,000 assault rifles.

Building a private army?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/28/2013 1:03:44 PM     (No. 9144374)

What is more unbelievable, that Te´o had a non-existent girlfriend or that America elected this grifter twice? Talk about fooled.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/28/2013 1:58:04 PM     (No. 9144505)

#28, don´t forget that in Dreams From My Father, he wrote about ´composite´ girlfriends.
To me, that is more dishonest than te´o´s one imaginary girlfriend.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: safesword, 1/28/2013 2:23:04 PM     (No. 9144576)

regarding #27..those rifles they purchased are,get ready for this,FULLY AUTOMATIC!..not screaming,just stressing they are that way...

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/28/2013 3:12:37 PM     (No. 9144692)

Obama´s campaign woman, that Stephanie person, said as much in an interview.

Will the people doing the Obama´s work be issued brown shirts?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: larryp, 1/28/2013 4:17:32 PM     (No. 9144806)

One time,only, on the regular news this reporter said that the largest peacetime movement of troops was occurring and that was the airlift of the entire National Guard of guam to the mainland as Guam is part of USA, a territory.It was for manuevers, training
I never saw the reporter again and the story just died. Did they return? Are they here still, and what for?
Both Red China nd IRan does this type of thing --bring in troops from another far-away area to put dn insurrections. Itis like stepping on cockroaches to them. the Iranian ones and the red chinese ones do not know anyone in the cities.
Nope. the one way we can get some pressure is entertainment, the low hanging fruit.
On our own, each of us, make a decision to not partake of offerings: cds dvds,cinema-going,no leader ,no boycott. Just spend family time w family and what the heck, with all the taxes we heed to spend time on earning too. After 6 mos, callswill be made, visits effected

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Reply 33 - Posted by: alto, 1/28/2013 4:36:53 PM     (No. 9144845)

WaPo is standing up to their necks in the sewer that is Obama and Co. A sewer they helped create and, they smell a ´whiff of something´ ? The last 4 years would gag a sinus-infected North Korean

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Reply 34 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/28/2013 5:21:25 PM     (No. 9144960)

If, I think the faze is killing the dollar, is his plan, hang on for hyper inflation! It didn´t work for old Jimmy because it´s like chasing your tail! You are never going to get there! With each cycle the burden just get heaver and heaver until collapse!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/28/2013 5:44:45 PM     (No. 9145010)

Perhaps the funds and people are being collected to support a Mooch run for the presidency. She´s still very popular, according to polls.

Once again I draw your attention to the company that set up, or guided the creation of, the blueprint for collecting those democrat funds and volunteers, beginning (apparently) with the democrat convention. Please see:

http://tinyurl.com/9qfmvmo

Note that the website created by the company for the dems drew 400 hits per second at its height. How can Republicans compete with this?

Please read more about the company (whose name I am deliberately not typing but appears when you click on the tinyurl above) which has gobbled up almost all, if not absolutely all, its competition in the nonprofit fundraising business. Click on "Donor Management" (read "manipulation" for "management") to get an idea of how this all works.

If you´re a cat lover and you receive an animal welfare .org solicitation, showing cute cats, it´s probably from this company´s incredible database. If you´re a ferret lover, then you´ll get that same solicitation with a cute ferrets photo and verbiage. It´s why I quit sending checks to charitable organizations a long time ago, but I´ll give them cash. This company´s database gets bigger and more sophisticated as time goes on and it often takes days to integrate a new batch of data to the database software when another competitor has been consumed.

Robots troll the internet for more information on donors via social sites like Facebook. The database has enough information to enable the software to generate a solicitation tailored specifically to a subject or group of subjects. Do you realize the significance of all this to the permanent Obama campaign? Even George Orwell would be taken aback.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: mizzmac, 1/28/2013 6:04:23 PM     (No. 9145036)

Why? Because the man has no moral center. None. No fixed sense of right, wrong, or even of direction. "Whichever way the wind blows, man. And if I do it, it´s gotta be right, right? Anyone gonna question me? Anyone? I didn´t think so."

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ArtieC, 1/28/2013 7:50:12 PM     (No. 9145182)

So. The Washington Post finally smells the four year old fish in the room.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/28/2013 9:35:48 PM     (No. 9145299)

" Did I unknowingly vote for the 21st century Richard Nixon?!?"

Number one, the person that wrote this at WAPO is a complete moron. Who and what Obama is has been on full display for anyone willing to see it.

Number two: Richard Nixon was no Obama, and any comparisons is insulting to the memory of Nixon. No one died as a result of Nixon´s indiscretions.

Number three: Were Nixon a democrat today, the press would ignore Watergate as a nothing burger.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: FormerDem, 1/29/2013 12:00:35 AM     (No. 9145462)

Well here´s what I think. Next time Obama wants to ask whether so and so has contriuted or not, obviously aiming to intimidate, the GOP should by all means point out that this is a bad idea. But could we not also get someone to step forward and say that he personally on behalf of the GOP would be very interested in the same information. What we don´t want, is Obama interested and the GOP disarming in advance, saying they´d never look. I mean. Let Obama find out this is a two-edged sword and the rest of us know if he doesn´t that his time in office is limited.

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

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

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:40:56 AM     Post Reply
If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

John Kerry’s Easter Message:
I’m ‘First Catholic Secretary of
State in 33 Years’

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Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 2:26:51 AM     Post Reply
In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” said Kerry. “As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that I

Western lawmakers gather in Utah
to talk federal land takeover

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Salt Lake Tribune [UT], by Kristen Moulton    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:46:32 AM     Post Reply
It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. "It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now." Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including

High school senior forms petition with over
ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele
Obama speaking at their high school
graduation ´because it would overshadow
the students´ big day´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 5:20:14 PM     Post Reply
If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama´s speech,


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