During a news conference on Monday, President Barack Obama addressed a gathering of the nation’s governors and warned about the impact that sequestration cuts could have on their states. He advocated for increased spending on infrastructure projects around the nation, and lashed out at Congressional Republicans who “reflexively oppose any idea that I put forward, even if it’s an idea that they once supported.” Obama advocated for new infrastructure spending as a way to put unemployed Americans back to work, as well as to repair up the nation’s failing roads and bridges.
Comments: Who knew it was possible to despise him more than I already do. My disgust and contempt for him is endless. Headline resplit by staff.
You had your Stimulus chance and the projects weren´t shovel ready and all that money failed to make the needed improvements. You are blocking Keystone XL, perhaps because it isn´t government funded. The production of almost 2 million barrels a day of oil from shale has demanded pipelines, but they are being built privately without government involvement.
The democrat/MSM/entertainment triad are poised to pounce on those mean republicans if they don´t cower at Nobama´s feet regarding the sequestration. Obama now knows there are virtually no bounds to the lies he can tell with impunity.
Try submitting a policy which will help & not hurt the country for a CHANGE!
What´s to like about 0bama´s prejudiced, tunnel-visioned, lefty/lib/statist strong-armed yet already FAILED agenda of, ´´Change,´´ in the USA, ´´Land of the FREE and home of the BRAVE?!! ...Have not this country´s patriots fought & died throughout its history in order to remain free from such bigoted ´top-down´ tyranny, beginning with the Founders in America´s War of Independence?!! 0bama´s devistating policies are already dividing the unity of the country, stealing our domestic tranquillity and desimating the economy, and still he wants to pick winners and deem loosers?!! Does he have no respect for the US Constitution, nor America´s principles of Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness, much less what wisdom & courage it takes to keep our ship of state on freedom´s course? ...Failure is the only demonstrable result of his policies throughout his tenure.
America the Beautiful is a FREE country with an optimistic citizenry, Mr. revenge President! It is not a continually agitated ´´activist´´ socialist country nor is it ruled & dictated by unions, libs, ´gays,´ nor any of the many MANY special interest groups which the dem party panders to, nor is it governed by an Islam monopoly, nor is it ruled by a monarchy, yada, yada, yada.
Pres. 0bama´s policies ALL make him seem like a stranger to the USA, unfamiliar with everything he finds here! ...Where HAS he been all his life?!! -YIKES!!! Why should any state governor approve such statist dem policy failures for their fellow citizens whom they represent?
A Tennessee elementary school banned students from eating ham sandwiches, BLT’s and anything else made with pork, but eventually lifted the ban after parents complained. Third grade teachers at Sunset Elementary School in Brentwood, Tenn. sent home an “Approved Snack List” for the school year and it specifically banned anything that comes from a pig. “No meats containing pork,” read the memorandum. “Starting Monday, August 12, 2013 your child must provide their own snack from the above approved snack list.” Kids could nosh on raw vegetables without dips or sauces, fresh fruit, crackers, pretzels, and popcorn – but no ribs or
A 19-year veteran of the Air Force said he was relieved of his duties after he disagreed with his openly gay commander when she wanted to severely punish an instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality. “I was relieved of my position because I don’t agree with my commander’s position on gay marriage,” Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk told Fox News. “We’ve been told that if you publicly say that homosexuality is wrong, you are in violation of Air Force policy.” The Liberty Institute is representing the Christian airman in case the Pentagon decides to retaliate. “Are we going to have
SAN DIEGO - A great-grandmother will hold a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred early Thursday afternoon, alleging she is a sexual harassment victim of Mayor Bob Filner. A news release stated the senior citizen was the "victim of continuous inappropriate sexual advances by the Mayor while trying to do her job at City Hall." The release said both Allred and the great-grandmother would address the media at 1:00 p.m. at the Westin in downtown San Diego. The release also said Allred was the woman´s attorney, but it was not yet clear on if the woman would be filing a
For years, Keith Olbermann mercilessly attacked George W. Bush on his MSNBC program Countdown. Despite this, the producers of Olbermann´s upcoming program on ESPN2 told the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday that they´ve reached out to Bush to appear on the show: There is nothing in his ESPN contract that precludes him from talking about politics. His producers already have reached out to George W. Bush, a former owner of the Texas Rangers. They have yet to receive a yes -- or a no. (The radio silence might be attributed to the former president´s recent heart surgery.) Or the radio silence might have to do
Politico’s Glenn Thrush attacked RNC chairman Reince Priebus last Friday for Priebus’s threat to withhold 2016 GOP primary debates from NBC and CNN. Priebus was upset because NBC and CNN are planning to run a miniseries and a documentary, respectively, about presumed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Appearing on PBS’s Inside Washington, Thrush dismissed Priebus’s criticism as mere Hillary-hating: “[W]hat he’s doing, and what a bunch of these other ancillary Republican groups are doing, is they’re doing everything they can to sort of degrade her image, to get in early, so that you can – so it’s OK to criticize
Fox News analyst Monica Crowley alleged Thursday morning that the New York Times’ recent article detailing the financial and organizational disarray at the Clinton Foundation was actually the paper’s attempt to help Hillary Clinton’s presidential run by clearing out any negative stories well before the 2016 election cycle. “The question is, ‘How damaging could this be to possible presidential run?’” Crowley asked. “I think the reason you saw this on the New York Times is not because the New York Times somehow wants to hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances, but to help her. In other words, they’re trying to get the negative
Appearing on Fox News Thursday morning, Democratic analyst Jehmu Greene told host Martha MacCallum and conservative radio host Lars Larson that the NAACP had gone too far in calling for a Secret Service investigation of the Missouri State Fair rodeo clown incident. “The NAACP has jumped the shark on this one,” Greene said. “They do really great work in communities around the country. But this is—I agree with you, Lars—it’s ridiculous.” “But the hypocrisy is on both sides,” Greene added. “Remember the Dixie Chicks, and when there were so many conservatives who were like, ‘You can’t say anything against President
The president’s 19th pivot to jobs didn’t convince anyone that Barack Obama actually has any ideas to help the economy. PRINCETON, NJ — Despite President Barack Obama’s renewed focus on the nation’s economy this summer, he scores worse with Americans on the economy than he did in June. His approval rating on the issue, now 35%, is down seven percentage points, and his ratings on taxes and the federal budget deficit are each down five points. During the same period, his overall approval rating is down three points. Obama’s answer: Raise taxes by fiat. That’s gonna go over big. But, by circumventing Congress,
The Health and Human Services (HHS) Department released $67 million in grants Wednesday for "navigators" who will help people make sense of new coverage options under ObamaCare. The department said 105 organizations received the grants to help explain coverage options in states where the federal government is running all or part of newly created insurance exchanges. Republicans have raised questions about the navigators program, warning participants could make off with personal information from people seeking insurance. The administration says the program will provide valuable assistance to people who do not understand their options or who prefer in-person assistance over Web
Obamacare attacks the liberty and financial viability of the traditional family, and nothing demonstrates this more clearly than the system of federal subsidies it puts in place starting next year. This system rewards people who don´t marry, don´t work and don´t take care of their own children. It punishes people who do marry, work hard and take care of their own children. Under Obamacare, the federal government orders all Americans to have health insurance. Households with adjusted gross incomes of less than 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) will go on government-run Medicaid, and households with adjusted gross
The White House press corps laughed when President Obama´s spokesman on Wednesday said the president, in directing the Federal Communications Commission to raise cell phone taxes to pay for broadband Internet access in schools, would not be going around Congress. "The FCC will decide whether another tax is applied? You´re not making an end run around Congress in this case?" a reporter asked fill-in White House spokesman Josh Earnest. "Well, I -- ´end-run´ is not the word I would use. What I would say is that there has been -- (laughter) -- what we have seen from Congress is, we´ve
In an interview with Parade magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama says "No" when asked whether she´ll "ever run" for president of the United States. But the first lady is confident she´ll see a female president in her lifetime. "Yes, I think the country is ready for it. It’s just a question of who’s the best person out there," says Michelle Obama. The questioner then asked whether "she sees Secretary Clinton getting the job." "She hasn’t announced anything, so I’m certainly not going to get ahead of her. [laughs]," Michelle Obama responds. Here´s the excerpt from Parade magazine:
President Obama asserted the unilateral power to "tweak" inconvenient laws in last Friday´s news conference, underscoring his Administration´s increasingly cavalier notions about law enforcement. So it´s good that the judiciary—a coequal branch of government, in case the Administration forgot—is starting to check the White House. In a major rebuke on Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an unusual writ of mandamus, which is a direct judicial order compelling the government to fulfill a legal obligation. This "extraordinary remedy" is nominally about nuclear waste, writes Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the 2-1 majority, yet the case "raises significant questions about the
President Obama´s former personal aide said Wednesday that the president was so "irritated" by controversy over his birthplace that he wanted to hold an "impromptu press conference" when he discovered the long-form version of his birth certificate, only to be dissuaded by his advisers. Reggie Love, the former body man to the president, told UCLA´s Luskin School of Public Affairs that the delay in producing the president´s birth certificate was because when "your parents don´t live together (and) you travel all over the world, documents get lost." "He wanted to just have an impromptu press conference, just walk in to
Oprah Winfrey says she´s kinda sorta "sorry" for the fallout that ensued after she told the media about a "racist" encounter at a purse store in Switzerland ... saying, "I´m really sorry that it got blown up." Yeah, right. Oprah addressed the media at the premiere of "The Butler" in L.A. last night -- backpedaling after the shop in question started to refute O´s allegations of racism during an incident last month. The shop owner says the whole thing was a "misunderstanding" and had "nothing to do with racism." Last night, Oprah said ... "I think that incident in Switzerland."
Soon after the 10th anniversary of the foundation bearing his name, Bill Clinton met with a small group of aides and two lawyers from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Two weeks of interviews with Clinton Foundation executives and former employees had led the lawyers to some unsettling conclusions. The review echoed criticism of Mr. Clinton’s early years in the White House: For all of its successes, the Clinton Foundation had become a sprawling concern, supervised by a rotating board of old Clinton hands, vulnerable to distraction and
Questions have been raised over financial dealings within the Clinton family charity that may cause problems for Hillary Clinton´s possible 2016 presidential run. New reports have revealed that the Clinton Foundation has been ´in the red´ for years even though the charity has raised hundreds of millions of dollars each year, showing the high cost of running the worldwide charity. Former President Bill Clinton called in a team of lawyers to help examine the charity´s financial standing over a year ago and they drew some unsettling conclusions. A scathing article in The New York Times tells how the ´rotating board
The Missouri chapter of the NAACP appealed for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Secret Service to launch an investigation and open a federal case against the rodeo clown who donned a mask of President Obama’s face and mocked with the crowd: Do you want to see a bull run down Mr. Obama? The NAACP says the clown was guilty of inciting violence against the president. In a statement reported by Breitbart, the NAACP’s state president, Mary Ratliff, wrote: “The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our president are serious and warrant a full
In the wake of a rodeo clown’s anti-Obama skit this weekend, the Missouri State Fair is forcing all clowns to undergo sensitivity training. The state fair commission voted Monday to ratify the decision to ban the clown in question who wore an Obama mask as the rodeo announcer asked if the crowd wanted to see him get run down by a bull. The crowd enthusiastically approved, according to local media reports. But the state commission went further, saying it will require that before the Rodeo Cowboy Association can take part in any future state fair, “they must provide evidence to
There is no way to sugarcoat it: Egypt stands on the brink of a bloody, nasty civil war, and, at the very least, sustained civil unrest and sectarian violence. The current confrontation between the Egyptian military and radical Islamists — led by the Muslim Brotherhood — will not end well and the MB and its allies will not go quietly. The Brothers — the original modern Islamic terror group and the ideological source of both al-Qaeda and Hamas — are in no mood to negotiate or compromise. Think about it: After decades of patience, stealth, and gradualism,
Reggie Love says he and President Obama played cards during the Osama bin Laden raid, and that the president told him, "I can´t watch this entire thing." (Snip for video)"“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’ We must have played 15 games of spades,” said Love at a public event. Love was Obama´s "body man," and spent much time with his boss while he worked for Obama at the White House.
Over the weekend, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is “for big government and trying to go along to get along.” She added that Christie has “got a schtick going there where he’s got a YouTube videographer following him around, kind of these set-up situations sometimes so he can be seen as perhaps a little bit avant-garde and going rogue on things.” Christie said nothing in return. He should. Here’s why.Taking on Palin is good politics for Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who is planning to run as a quasi-establishment candidate for president in
The only surprise here is the source. The details are all too familiar: Employers around the country, from fast-food franchises to colleges, have told NBC News that they will be cutting workers’ hours below 30 a week because they can’t afford to offer the health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. “To tell somebody that you’ve got to decrease their hours because of a law passed in Washington is very frustrating to me,” said Loren Goodridge, who owns 21 Subway franchises, including a restaurant in Kennebunk. “I know the impact I’m having on some of
The Missouri State Fair will force rodeo clowns to complete sensitivity training after a clown mocked President Obama in a stunt one spectator likened to a Ku Klux Klan rally. The fair’s commission also approved a lifetime ban on the offending clown. The controversy began on Saturday at the fair in Sedalia. A clown in an Obama mask with a broom handle attached to his backside moved into the arena as another clown called out over the microphone, “This bull’s going to get’cha, Obama! He’s gonna get’cha!” The fair commission has called the stunt “unacceptable,” and approved a measure that would