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Marco Rubio survives his water
bottle moment with style

The Guardian Observer [UK], by Paul Harris

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 2/17/2013 1:51:18 AM

It could have been a career-ending moment. Given the task of delivering the official Republican response to Barack Obama´s state of the union speech last week, rising star Senator Marco Rubio made a catastrophic gaffe. Sweating under the lights in a television studio, the darling of the party right suddenly bent down and reached over awkwardly to grab a bottle of water and take a desperate swig. (Snip) But Rubio has now shown a canny political instinct in handling the crisis, which many observers believe might just have rescued his career and put his hopes of eventually mounting a

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If he can hone this self-deprecating humor, he may enjoy the warmth of an American populace that embraced Reagan for that same self-deprecating humor. And after eight years of being parched by the self-idolizing arrogance of The One, I think America will be thirsting for such a trait.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rael, 2/17/2013 2:36:25 AM     (No. 9180953)

Is there anyone else out there who is tired of this over the top left wing propaganda?
He took a drink of water? So what?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/17/2013 3:11:38 AM     (No. 9180961)

Like it or not,one of the biggest advantages Obama has is he´s very smooth in public.When the republicans get up there for a response,a sense of hamhandedness comes across.

Obama has also mastered a teleprompter,something else republicans have a problem with.When you compare Jindal´s zombie like response a couple years ago to when he simply speaks off the cuff,it´s night and day.

When you know there´s so much on the line in one of these things,you can´t sleep at night hand wringing over it and the tension builds up over time.It´s no wonder Rubio had cottonmouth.I think public speaking is close to the #1 phobias there are.

When Obama did the 57 states flub,the media blamed it on tireless hours of campaigning caught up to him. When you know the media has your back like that,there´s no need to worry about screwing up in public.

Rubio´s speech probably got a lot of extra attention than his simple response would have,so this could be a blessing we don´t know about.Name ID is crucial when running for office.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cdunnrun, 2/17/2013 6:11:02 AM     (No. 9181034)

The left drown in their shallowness.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/17/2013 7:19:25 AM     (No. 9181093)

Enjoy his humor and start a list. He will be vilified constantly for the next four years.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FunOne, 2/17/2013 7:27:49 AM     (No. 9181109)

Has the liberal media reached the point that they declare that this act is really code for Rubio´s support of water boarding?

I haven´t seem that one--yet!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JimS, 2/17/2013 7:29:56 AM     (No. 9181115)

Ummmhh.
How come the LeftMedia can attack Rubio for drinking from his water bottle, when Obama did almost precisely the same thing last week with no comments, no uproar, no press?
Yes, there is a camera shot of Obama chugging from a water bottle--one which the manufacturer´s label is clearly visible, and for whom the free (or maybe not) advertising has been a windfall.
Yet...crickets.
It is past time to stop responding to these silly media attacks with explanations. Time to simply call them out as Propagandists for Obama, Hypocrites, and Racists (in the case of Rubio).
Stock answer should be "Shove it, NBC. or KMA"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mary Ellen, 2/17/2013 7:32:18 AM     (No. 9181119)

Obama and Hillary let four Americans die in Benghazi, he sends drones over America, and he ignores the Constituion. His reputation stays intact. Rubio takes a drink of water and his political career is over. What´s wrong with this country?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judge, 2/17/2013 7:33:50 AM     (No. 9181122)

The American people should realize that the alphabet media is just a wing of the democratic party. They are as big an enemy as zippy himself

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Reply 9 - Posted by: leesum, 2/17/2013 7:35:40 AM     (No. 9181127)

With the constant story of the sip of water the MSM did not have to cover the content of Rubio´s speech. So people hear he gave a speech but do not know what was said during the speech. Low information voters will remember Rubio as the one who took a sip of water, but not a person who is for freedom and free enterprise. We have to understand why they do what they do.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/17/2013 7:45:36 AM     (No. 9181141)

At least it was water, not what they were drinking at the WH on 9/11/12.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 2/17/2013 7:49:07 AM     (No. 9181148)

The fact that his political career was at risk in the first place is proof of how illegitimate our political system has become, thanks to the power of the mainstream propaganda machine and the craven cowardice of the politicians who participate in it. Besides going John Galt, is there any way to get off this train before it goes over the cliff?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lilo, 2/17/2013 7:55:52 AM     (No. 9181162)

Sorry, I do not see Obama as a smooth speaker, nor as having mastered the teleprompter. The way his head swivels back and forth like a metronome is probably what hypnotizes the lofos into thinking he actually knows what he talking about and his words are golden. To me, he sounds like a not so talented fundamentalist preacher trying to convert. Having heard more than my share of them, this is not meant as as insult to the church goers among us.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: franq, 2/17/2013 8:01:37 AM     (No. 9181174)

Glad it wasn´t iced tea. We all know what that does to you.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/17/2013 8:17:09 AM     (No. 9181198)

But, #6, there were comments, I saw an article talking about how "coo" obama was for swigging water and how the company would benefit because the camera shot showed the label. Quite a different take from the attempted vilification of Senator Rubio.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jar, 2/17/2013 8:18:37 AM     (No. 9181200)

Rubio wasn´t sweating, although the MSN keeps claiming he was, as if perspiration were cause for condemnation. There was also a great video going around, showing 10 instances of Rubio taking a drink of water on previous occasions, something he apparently does in all his speeches, which was unmentioned in this article, probably because it dilutes the value of attacking Rubio for the enormous sin of taking a drink of water during his post SOTU speech. They even try to make it a gaffe to have to duck for the water bottle.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: toodles3956, 2/17/2013 8:20:27 AM     (No. 9181204)

That this is even a story tells how dumbed down the country has become.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/17/2013 8:27:29 AM     (No. 9181212)

How utterly disgusting that the media has sunk to the point where they describe taking a drink of water during a televised speech as a ´career ending moment´ for a bright, articulate Conservative who happens to be human. The childish, snarky shallowness of these people had to be carefully developed. No one is born this way.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/17/2013 8:36:16 AM     (No. 9181222)

Of course Rubio survived this silly water bottle attack...that is because even to lo-info or no-brain voters, Chris Matthews and whole Looney Left embarrassed themselves throwing such a Hissy-Fit over this; because it was clearly obvious (even to an electorate with flatline brain waves) that Obama´s State of the Campaign address had zero substance and Senator Rubio has a Plan Forward!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/17/2013 8:46:58 AM     (No. 9181245)

You really got to pity the left, Is this all they got? Poor lefties. There´s really nothing to see hear. Maybe we should worry about something more important - did the Russians call Lurch back yet? Sarc /off.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/17/2013 8:55:17 AM     (No. 9181254)

"Some observers ended up paying tribute to Rubio´s deft handling of the incident, which showed a capacity for humour and warmth that the Republican party has not been known for in recent years. "

No, rather it showed that Republicans have a capacity for humour (sic) and warmth that the media has been refusing to report in recent years.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 2/17/2013 9:28:25 AM     (No. 9181304)

This non-story keeps getting attention because we keep giving it attention.

One suggestion to the Republicans, however, if they feel the need to continue this ´response´ tradition: Lighten up the setting!! My gosh, why does the Republican spokesman have to be seen in such a dark, dreary, dreadful setting? He was in front of a window, OK - but no light through that window. And the ´library´ studio was lit as if it were just a nighlight left on. Very unprofessional looking.

Was that by design?

And if we hear Rubio interviewed by any more urinalists, I wish he´d ask them if they heard ONE WORD HE SAID. If so, did they UNDERSTAND it?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tonyl, 2/17/2013 9:30:09 AM     (No. 9181309)

Whatch how they attack his next hiccup or sneeze or heaven forbid...both.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: LZK, 2/17/2013 9:41:21 AM     (No. 9181337)

Oh -- I think the wolves of the MSM over/played their hand...

Everyone was laughing at their antics regarding this simple bottle of water... Could the Senator have done it more gracefully -- of course -- but that fact doesn´t serve to stop his run for the White House....

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Reply 24 - Posted by: kate3513, 2/17/2013 9:54:38 AM     (No. 9181357)

It is a "wag the dog" attempt to keep his words from being absorbed. The left, the MSM are so predictable that no one with any sense believes a word they speak or write.. Keep in mind...there apparently are millions among us so lacking in information and sense that we find ourselves in this mess as they believe everything they are told. Refreshing to see a young man, under hot lights reach for a bottle of water to hydrate his vocal chords. I wonder do the elite refresh before or after with their rum and coke, martini, etc....would rather see my elected officials reach for a bottle of water than alchohol any day. Snap out of it America...time is short.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/17/2013 10:02:04 AM     (No. 9181369)

Marco Rubio - - also known as Citizen Cane Sugar - - is a standard, big-lobby-loving - - and ultimately corrupt - - RINO.

Anyone enthralled by this guy is going to be deeply disappointed.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: DARling, 2/17/2013 10:10:08 AM     (No. 9181385)

Biden tells a crippled guy to stand up, but he´s a statesman.

Ted Kennedy drowned a woman, lied about it and was a college cheater to boot, but he was called a statesman as well.

Marco Rubio is a decent guy with a nice family. Yet you´d think taking a sip of water was akin to being caught with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. Oh wait...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ziel, 2/17/2013 10:11:15 AM     (No. 9181387)

I like Rubio, but Cruz is better.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: lil dotty, 2/17/2013 10:26:23 AM     (No. 9181408)

Wouldn´t most of us rather see Sen. Rubio drink from a bottle of water than see M. T. Suit stick his finger in his nose, pick it, and then stick that finger in our eye once again? Just saying......just asking..

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 2/17/2013 10:35:46 AM     (No. 9181425)

Talk about a tempest in a water bottle! Sheesh.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Arby, 2/17/2013 10:45:51 AM     (No. 9181451)

Here´s the real bottom line: the hard left is attacking him for not having choreographed his presentation better. Fauxbama is their norm--all glitz and no content (or lies). Taking a drink of water means nothing. Everyone does that, but he had to reach down and pick the bottle up, not have a lackey do it for him. Meanwhile, Fauxbama is carried in a golden rickshaw to his next golf lesson: ah, that´s presidential. The hard left doesn´t want a human being as POTUS; they want a phoney-baloney demigod/demagogue.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/17/2013 10:56:29 AM     (No. 9181486)

It wasn´t the fat a drink of water was taken, but seeing clips, it was awkward in his actions to get the drink. He tried to stay in the camera center. He would have been received better had he said "pardon me" or "excuse me, please" and then reach for the bottle without preening to the camera.
It´s Rubio, pushing McCain and Graham´s immigration policy which will be his undoing. Here again----only 8, behind closed doors trying to make policy instead of the entire body.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 2/17/2013 11:01:46 AM     (No. 9181494)

Rubio drinks water. Obama attracts flys. Which photo is more unattractive. I´d say the ones with Obama and flys on his face.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 2/17/2013 11:08:55 AM     (No. 9181502)

Democrats and their liberal butt lickers in the media may have failed in their firat attempt to "Palinize" Rubio but they won´t give up.

They see him as a threat in the same way they saw Sarah Palin as a threat, and they won´t relent in their attacks until he or they are destroyed.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: grampstosix, 2/17/2013 11:57:54 AM     (No. 9181581)

#33 You beat me to it.But I don´t recall Obama trying to humor his way out of that situation.I guess he did the right thing and took a much needed shower.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 2/17/2013 12:13:09 PM     (No. 9181599)

More than once , in fact 3 or 4 times that we know about...Obama had flithy flies land on his lips and face .
He even caught one in the 2009 CNBC interview.
Which amazed and delighted the media .
They could be heard clapping and cheering in the background.
It´s normal to drink water.
It´s abnormal for a man to constantly attract flies.
And to catch them with his bare hands.
Rubio´s speech was very good , he´s an articulate and charismatic conservative.
The media and the left would have found something else to whine about.
As others have noted-the Republicans need professional help with staging and optics.
Obama smokes and drinks-good.
Rubio drinks water-bad.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: Butch59, 2/17/2013 12:21:52 PM     (No. 9181607)

It´s really beyone belief to see what the MSM has become. All they are now is a propaganda wing of the Dim party. Period. And apparently they have been so for several decades, we just didn´t know to what degree. That is, until the advent of the WWW. Now, for the first time, we can get news and articles from other sources, not just the Big Three networks and a handful of large city newpapers. Many thanks to AlGore for inventing the web./so

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Reply 37 - Posted by: harper, 2/17/2013 12:57:20 PM     (No. 9181659)

We point to, and laugh at, the enemedia´s well earned loss of influence and wealth, however the Dem-Media tag team remains a powerful and evil hindrance to the successful operation and long term success of all modern democracies. The third member of the tag team, Academia, is just as culpable.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: JoniTx, 2/17/2013 1:15:37 PM     (No. 9181681)

The Rubio "drinking water" story is about as silly as that old Dan Quayle spelling "potato" to "potatoe" story. It´s simply what they do (to Republicans anyway)...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: M Stuart, 2/17/2013 3:18:21 PM     (No. 9181815)

Even for lo-fo MSNBC, playing the video 155 times in one day was a lot. Then you had Chris Matthews saying it was primitive.

This was much ado about nothing. Perhaps the democrats should console themselves that the self-deprecating was learned from Bill Clinton. After his disastrous nomination speech of Dukakis, he went on Carson and made fun of himself and eventually became President.



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Reply 40 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/17/2013 3:30:08 PM     (No. 9181824)

It´s a "crisis" that could end his career for a Republican to take a drink of water during a speech, but it´s not a crisis for a Democrat to be caught with a young intern in the Oval Office, or to drunkenly drive off a bridge, killing a woman, or to show himself a traitor to his country by testifying before Congress untruths about American soldiers behavior in the Vietnam war?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/17/2013 3:31:00 PM     (No. 9181828)

I do wish that someone of Rubio´s stature would do it the old fashioned way. A pitcher of water and a drinking glass instead of water from a bottle. Can anyone here imagine President Reagan drinking from a bottle any place but his ranch? Bottled water ain´t cool when you are speaking publicly.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: get er done, 2/17/2013 5:09:12 PM     (No. 9181946)

I now am curious to see Ted Cruz take a drink of water during a speech or during an interrogation of one of Obama´s dubious nominees.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Partisan62, 2/17/2013 6:19:26 PM     (No. 9182037)

Thank God Leftist Rubio shot himself in the foot already. Maybe now we can concentrate on a real Conservative candidate. Like Stockman or Yoder.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/17/2013 8:30:33 PM     (No. 9182159)

I despair of you Rubio bashers. Obviously you aren´t perfect enough to run or you would be. We are our own worst enemies. Keep raising the bar. Get ready for Hillary. You will deserve her, just like you deserve the one we have now.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: numerousnwnudniks, 2/17/2013 9:08:43 PM     (No. 9182177)

the fact that anyone would make a deal out of this...is so very idiotic...it doesn´t even deserve comment...folks the walking dead have taken over the command posts at all the news agencies...un...believable

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Reply 46 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/17/2013 9:33:46 PM     (No. 9182200)

There is a certain group of people that always csuse a dramatic distraction when they shop. Could be a child that screams endlessly or a Code Adam. While the other shoppers are distacted, they steal you blind.

I am not 100% keen on Marco, but that was a good speech. So good that the left is trying to keep everyone distracted by his water drinking habits, while they figure out how to reclaim the Latino vote.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/17/2013 10:13:19 PM     (No. 9182224)

Rubio would sell out the future of The Republic for his chance in the Oval Office. He has nothing to offer but his parent´s biography, metrosexual looks, and amnesty. Chicks need to try to get a little deeper into the issues. 19th A was NOT a good idea.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: ocjim, 2/17/2013 11:13:16 PM     (No. 9182263)

FTA: ´´...Senator Marco Rubio made a catastrophic gaffe.´´

Only to those who live in a form over substance world. And only the Right can make these career ending gaffes by merely taking a drink of water in an awkward manner. In contrast, Dems have to go so far as to tweet their junk to end their careers.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/18/2013 2:35:09 AM     (No. 9182357)

This is what the racist hypocrites at the ass-press enemedia do to people NOT sworn to liberalsim or lefties. Ass-press ass-clown HYPOCRITES who attack Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and even Bobby Jindal, not to mention their distaste for Herman Cain or Doctor Ben. Of course they´ll deny any RACISM against these hispanic or black men on the right...but just watch THEM accuse us of racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, jingoism, paranoia.....Then the sissies with ponytails tell our young ones in early age schools all the way to college how White men had slaves, Columbus was a genocidal maniac (As an Italian-American I hate them for that) but the black and brown man can never be called a racist! Stop it NOW!


Makes me wanna choke ´em all...what good are they doing? NONE!!!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/18/2013 2:38:25 AM     (No. 9182360)

Amen #45...Marco is A-OK with me, especially when you compare him to others. As for the trolls here who bash him, sometimes the idiots arent always on the other side! Too bad. I really like this place. They kind of sully it for us, dont they.?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Partisan62, 2/18/2013 10:22:17 AM     (No. 9182789)

51 if you want a place where everyone simply agrees without regard to facts, join the Tea Party . We don´t need help proving that that Jindal is right about us Republicans being the Stupid Party. In case you didn´t notice, we got our ass kicked in the last election by a Black, Kenyan Socialist. What does that tell you about our message and our messengers?

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Posted By: ketchuplover- 3/2/2014 2:27:01 AM     Post Reply
In little more than a year, one small boy has raised more than three-quarters of a million dollars to help his sick best friend by selling copies of a book he wrote himself. Now well on his way to the ambitious goal of $1 million, Dylan Siegal, a seven-year-old from Los Angeles, is selling his book ´Chocolate Bar´ to raise funds for Jonah Pournazarian, eight, his best friend who suffers from a rare condition called glycogen storage disease type 1B. Dylan became concerned about Jonah when he found out researchers were almost out of funding to conduct studies into the

The Ten Most Abusive
Obama Executive Actions
Townhall.com, by Kevin Glass    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 3/2/2014 1:46:36 AM     Post Reply
President Obama has made liberal use of "executive action" throughout his presidency, and pledged to make even more use of executive action in this year´s State of the Union speech. He seems to think that because Republicans don´t want to implement his agenda, he can go around Congress. The Heritage Foundation is out with a new report on President Obama´s executive actions, titled "An Executive Unbound," finding that "abusive, unlawful, even potentially unconstitutional unilateral action has been a hallmark of the Obama Administration." They´ve also compiled a list of the top ten abusive executive actions taken by the President.

Ukraine crisis tests Obama’s
foreign policy focus on diplomacy
over military force
Washington Post, by Scott Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 3/2/2014 1:40:30 AM     Post Reply
For much of his time in office, President Obama has been accused by a mix of conservative hawks and liberal interventionists of overseeing a dangerous retreat from the world at a time when American influence is needed most. The once-hopeful Arab Spring has staggered into civil war and military coup. China is stepping up territorial claims in the waters off East Asia. Longtime allies in Europe and in the Persian Gulf are worried by the inconsistency of a president who came to office promising the end of the United States’ post-Sept. 11 wars. Now Ukraine has emerged as a test of

Why Dads Matter
Atlantic, by Lois M. Collins and Marjorie Cortez    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 2/27/2014 1:09:30 AM     Post Reply
Midvale, Utah — Jordan Ott was the third of his mother’s six children, born over the course of four marriages. By age 8, he’d had two step-dads; his brothers and sisters had more or fewer based on birth order. Each child also had different numbers of siblings, depending on whether their own dads fathered other children. Ott has one full sister, four half-siblings and at one point had three step-siblings “that I know of,” he said. His own father has mostly lived far away. His story is not uncommon today. More than half of babies of mothers under 30 are born to

Americans rising up against
government: Column
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 2/23/2014 8:49:53 PM     Post Reply
America´s ruling class has been experiencing more pushback than usual lately. It just might be a harbinger of things to come. First, in response to widespread protests last week, the Department of Homeland Security canceled plans to build a nationwide license plate database. Many local police departments already use license-plate readers that track every car as it passes traffic signals or pole-mounted cameras. Specially equipped police cars even track cars parked on the street or even in driveways. The DHS put out a bid request for a system that would have gone national, letting the federal government track millions of

John Boehner just bought a condo
in Florida. Hello, retirement?
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 2/22/2014 10:09:32 PM     Post Reply
John Boehner´s purchase of an $835,000 condo in an exclusive community in Marco Island, Fla. -- a story broken by Jonathan Strong at Breitbart News -- has increased chatter that the House speaker is planning his exit strategy from Washington when the 113th Congress draws to a close later this year. (snip) Politically speaking, the timing of Boehner buying a condo in Florida days after he broke with his conference to push -- and vote for -- a clean debt-ceiling increase is hard to simply dismiss. It could, of course, be simple coincidence. But, it´s been our experience that coincidences



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Daily Mail [UK], by David Marttosko    Original Article
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Carter Blames Jews for Obama’s Snubs
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Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
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During oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday which focused on whether the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the free exercise of religion, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan suggested employers who have moral objections to birth control should not provide health care coverage for their employees. “But isn´t there another choice nobody talks about, which is paying the tax, which is a lot less than a penalty and a lot less than -- than the cost of health insurance at all?” Sotomayor said during the presentation by attorney Paul Clement, who represents Hobby Lobby Stores


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