President Obama has apparently decided to change another of Ronald Reagan´s policies. President Reagan famously said "Trust but Verify" when dealing with the Russians. With President Obama, our new policy will be to "Trust the Russians to Verify" whether Syria´s Assad has complied with UN directives on chemical weapons. The President´s confused and confusing speech this week raised more questions than it answered. One of the most important questions isn´t even being asked by our foreign policy elites: Why should the U.S. back the Syrian rebels who are slaughtering Christians in that war-racked country? Why should any American Christian support
The welfare of the Christians in the Mid Eastern countries is a concern most dear to my heart. In our church, we pray for their faith to uphold them in these times of persecution, and that God may protect them from the enemy.
Thank you for posting this very important article. In all the talk about both sides in Syria being evil, we must at least acknowledge that Assad has not been the one who attacks Christians and destroys their churches. In fact, Syria has offered asylum to displaced Christians from other Mid East countries. Why then, is Obama so obsessed with deposing Assad?
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by urging Americans not to give up on a transformation in gun laws that he argued are to blame for an epidemic of violence. "There is nothing inevitable about it — it comes about because of decisions we make or fail to make," Obama said. Reprising his role of the nation´s consoler in chief after yet another mass shooting, Obama issued a call to action on gun control measures (Snip) "Our tears are not enough," Obama told thousands gathered to mourn at the Marine Barracks.
MSNBC has revamped its website, billing itself as “what progressives have been waiting for.” When visiting MSNBC.com, guests are now prompted to choose between NBC News, “for breaking news and reporting,” on the left side of the screen, and MSNBC, “what progressives have been waiting for,” on the right side. “Want a sneak-peek at the new MSNBC.com?” the prompt asks. After clicking “Let’s go,” visitors are offered the opportunity to register their email address to be notified when the new site is launched and “Join in the conversation with the progressive community.” According to The Daily Caller, NBC News announced last year
At least 23 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in Chicago since Friday, police said. The weekend violence began just one day after 13 people were injured in a Chicago park. The victims from Thursday´s shooting included 10 males and three females, including 3-year-old Deonta Howard -- known as "Tay-man" -- who was shot in the jaw and listed in critical condition. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said an assault style rifle with a high capacity magazine was used in the park shooting. McCarthy added that based on witness interviews, the attack appears to be gang-related, as several
Donald Trump has a media watchdog group on his back — and thousands of haters are hoping he’ll be the next one to hear his trademark phrase “You’re fired.” Some 53,000 activists, and counting, from the social change group CREDO have signed a petition urging NBC to can the Donald and cancel “Celebrity Apprentice” due to allegations that Trump’s for-profit “university” is a sham. Trump is already taking heat from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who slapped the real estate mogul with a $40 million lawsuit last month for allegedly defrauding more than 5,000 people nationwide through Trump University. The school offers
Former President Bill Clinton gave credit on Sunday to Republicans while Washington is locked in another budget crisis. Speaking on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Clinton said he wasn’t worried about the future of the Democratic Party. But he said the GOP deserved kudos for their approach to politics. “We´ve got a lot of good people in the party. We´ve got a lot of good ideas. But I think you´ve got to give it to the Republicans: They have a much more reliable media base and they just say ‘no,’” Clinton said. “They know what they want. They want power to
As Congress hurtles towards a government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz warned his Senate colleagues that voting to take up a House bill funding government but not Obamacare would actually enable Obamacare´s funding. Last week, the House passed legislation that would fund government but defund Obamacare. But Cruz is concerned that taking up the House bill and ending debate on it would allow Senate Democrats to pass an amendment reinserting Obamacare funding with a smaller, 50-vote threshold. "A vote for cloture is a vote for Obamacare," Cruz, R-Texas, said on "Fox News Sunday." Cloture is a technical term for ending debate on
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace made the rather odd admission Sunday morning that GOP leaders had contacted him with opposition research on Ted Cruz (R-TX) ahead of the Senator’s appearance on the show, driving home just how angry Republicans were over Cruz’s defunding-Obamacare antics. Cruz now has one prominent GOP figure in his corner: Sarah Palin, who tweeted: [Tweet] Palin is no bigger fan of anonymous sources than Cruz is—read all about it here!—and praised Cruz both in an op-ed for Breitbart and an appearance of her own on Fox News Sunday afternoon. “Someday I’m going to tell America what
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President Obama shouldn´t negotiate over the debt ceiling because there are "no more cuts to make." "Because the cupboard is bare. There´s no more cuts to make," Pelosi said on CNN´s "State of the Union." "It´s really important that people understand that. We all want to reduce the deficit." Pelosi said that whether and how to raise the debt ceiling "really shouldn´t be a conversation." CNN´s Candy Crowley then noted that other presidents have negotiated over the debt ceiling and asked why Obama shouldn´t. Pelosi said the
Hillary Clinton has claimed it is by no means a foregone conclusion that she’ll be running for the presidency in 2016. In her first major interview since leaving the State Department on Feb. 1, Clinton said that she will be both ‘pragmatic and realistic’ when it eventually comes time to decide. The former secretary of state and first lady is the leading contender for the Democratic nomination, (Snip)‘I’m not in any hurry. I think it’s a serious decision, not to be made lightly, but it’s also not one that has to be made soon,’ she told New York Magazine.
Stung by public unease about new details of spying by the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers he described as independent experts to scrutinize the NSA´s surveillance programs to be sure they weren´t violating civil liberties and to restore Americans´ trust. But with just weeks remaining before its first deadline to report back to the White House, the review panel has effectively been operating as an arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees the NSA and all other U.S. spy efforts. The panel´s advisers work in offices on
VON ORMY, Texas — While it´s common for families to pass down small mementos from one generation to another, a San Antonio-area family is taking a larger, more agrarian approach. The Verstraeten clan in Von Ormy hands down tractors to the children, and teenagers Brett and Corey Verstraeten wound up with their grandfather´s dilapidated and rusted 1953 Allis Chalmers Model G. But the old tractor, discarded about 20 years ago because it was no longer practical for plowing, has been restored to its vintage, blaze-orange condition by the brothers. Now, they´ve been named finalists for the 2013 Tractor Restoration Competition
Vowing to continue the fight to kill Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said a shutdown of the federal government would be the fault of the president and Senate Democrats, not the GOP. “I believe we should stand our ground, and I don’t think [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid and Barack Obama should shut down the federal government,” Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” The Senate this week is set to begin debate on a bill to fund the government past Sept. 30, when the current fiscal year expires. A spending plan passed in
Speaking at the annual Congressional Black Caucus dinner, President Obama excoriated congressional Republicans Saturday night for risking a government shutdown, and vowed to stop their efforts to defund his health-care plan. “It is time for these folks to stop governing by crisis,” Mr. Obama said at the Washington Convention Center. “Some want to shut down the government rather than provide people with health care!” Referring to Republicans’ strategy to defund Obamacare, the president said he wanted to speak “as clearly as I can.” “It’s not going to happen,” he said. The administration and congressional Republicans are on a collision course over a
In recent columns in the mainstream press, columnists have been distorting gleefully the Pope´s recent statements to make it appear he´s the liberal that will bring the Catholic Church in line with their own agenda. In actuality, Pope Francis is no more likely to approve gay marriage or homosexual activity than any other pope. If the media were less agenda-driven, they would be trying to debunk a miracle that defies explanation and which involves Pope Francis when he was a bishop in Argentina in 1996.
On Sunday, Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday, said that Republicans in Washington were savaging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) behind Cruz´s back before Cruz´s appearance on the program to discuss defunding Obamacare. In an appearance on Washington D.C.´s Fox 5 to preview his Sunday show, Wallace said, "I will tell you I have never in my time in Washington seen a party so upset with one of its own members." He said he had been flooded with opposition research on Cruz--from Republicans. Later on Fox News Sunday, Wallace said these "top Republicans" gave
As the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination approaches, so does the merchandising onslaught — books, movies, commemorative magazines. But there is one aspect of this commercialism that remains surprising: The most shameless huckster of Kennedy mythology and memorabilia is Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg. Her public image is that of the classy, quiet keeper of the Kennedy legacy, the civic-minded former lawyer who publishes books on poetry while her cousins crash into trees and kick nurses. With the bar for Kennedy comportment set so low, it’s almost impossible for Caroline not to look good. Look closer, though, and it’s clear that Caroline’s image is
Mackinac Island— U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a libertarian leader and potential presidential contender, said Saturday Republicans likely have lost the battle on repealing Obamacare and should focus on improving the president’s signature health care law. Paul struck a tone of realism Saturday — a day after the U.S. House voted for the 42nd time to derail the Affordable Care Act. The latest effort was a condition of funding federal operations past Sept. 30 or risking a government shutdown. “I’m acknowledging that we probably can’t defeat or get rid of Obamacare but by starting with our position of not funding it
Last week, Starbucks asked its American customers to please not bring their guns into the coffee shop. This is part of the company´s concern about customer safety and follows a ban in the summer on smoking within 25 feet of a coffee shop entrance and an earlier ruling about scalding hot coffee. After the celebrated Liebeck v McDonald´s case in 1994, involving a woman who suffered third-degree burns to her thighs, Starbucks complies with the Specialty Coffee Association of America´s recommendation that drinks should be served at a maximum temperature of 82C. Although it was brave of Howard Schultz, the company´s
Washington - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi continued to offer effusive praise for Hillary Clinton, saying the former secretary of state would be one of the best-prepared incoming presidents if she decided to run in 2016. "If she does, she will win and when she becomes president, she´ll be one of the best-equipped, best-prepared people to enter the White House in a very long time," Pelosi said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN´s "State of the Union." Noting Clinton´s experience as secretary of state, as a U.S. senator from New York and as a first lady, Pelosi said Clinton would
This past week President Obama mockingly said that America is “not some banana republic.” As usual, he lied. A father in Towson, Maryland, was forcefully ejected from a local town hall forum for asking the wrong question. Robert Small had concerns over the Common Core education initiative, feeling that it was dumbing down the curriculum in his local school district. “My question is, how does lowering America’s educational standards prepare kids for community college?” asked Small, before soon being approached by a security guard — who was also an off-duty cop — and being dragged away from his seat. The
There´s every reason to believe that ObamaCare will ruin America´s fine health care system; weaken our already shaky economy; cause more people to go without health insurance and is widely unpopular. Even though most citizens seem quite uncertain of all its provisions, surveys repeatedly show that it is unpopular and grows more unpopular as the time for implementation of more of its provisions nears. And the law opens the door for -- completely foreseeable -- widespread abuse, some of which is already starting.
Isn’t it obvious that Ted Cruz is in it for Ted Cruz? The man had a choice–he could fight the’ Senate’s push for “amnesty first” immigration legislation, which he had a very good chance of killing, or he could stage a showy fight against funding Obamacare that he’d certainly lose. The first course would annoy the business backers who fund Senate and presidential campaigns. The latter course would gin up and channel conservative anger , boosting Cruz’s profile in the caucuses and primaries,without doing anyone much damage at all (since it would fail). The choice seems to have been a
Billionaire investor George Soros, 83, will marry 42-year-old Tamiko Bolton today, followed by a huge party at his Caramoor Estate in Bedford, with 500 guests. We’re told the couple will say their vows in front of a select group of friends and family before they celebrate with hundreds from 4:30 p.m. onward.-SNIP-Also there will be Paul Tudor Jones II and Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
President Obama has now addressed the seventh mass shooting of his presidency, and we certainly heard the weariness in his voice Monday as spoke about the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard: “It’s a shooting that targeted our military and civilian personnel. (Snip) As a state legislator now branded by the word “recalled,” I can identify with that weariness. Gun legislation has stalled in Congress because lawmakers fear the fate I suffered — being targeted, voted out or recalled by extremist political activists because of views on firearms safety that dare challenge the gun lobby. The recall fight that my