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How Obama plays PR
with national security

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

Original Article

Posted By:SurferLad, 8/26/2014 9:39:53 AM

The Monday phone conversations likely went something like this: Obama official: "Hey, how ya doing? Going away for the holiday?" Washington reporter: "Nah, my wife´s roped me into something with her family. What´s up?" OAO: "I have something that might interest your readers. Usual background rules?" WR: "OK, yeh. What?" OAO: "The president has authorized surveillance flights over Syria for the first time." In a short period of time the similarly-leaked stories began appearing on multiple websites with similar headlines U.S. Military Prepares for Surveillance Flights Over Syria. [Snip] Is it smart to give advance alerts to enemies like ISIS

      


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How Obama plays PR
with national security
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/26/2014 9:39:53 AM     Post Reply
The Monday phone conversations likely went something like this: Obama official: "Hey, how ya doing? Going away for the holiday?" Washington reporter: "Nah, my wife´s roped me into something with her family. What´s up?" OAO: "I have something that might interest your readers. Usual background rules?" WR: "OK, yeh. What?" OAO: "The president has authorized surveillance flights over Syria for the first time." In a short period of time the similarly-leaked stories began appearing on multiple websites with similar headlines U.S. Military Prepares for Surveillance Flights Over Syria. [Snip] Is it smart to give advance alerts to enemies like ISIS

   

 

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Militarizing local police
is a good thing
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/25/2014 9:35:17 AM     Post Reply
One of the more useless fall-outs of the Obama Era -- in addition to him fomenting the cancerous distrust of vital national institutions and offices -- is the trumped-up call for national debates and discussions about virtually anything controversial. [Snip] The latest national debate concerns the so-called militarization of local police forces, growing out of the intense media scrutiny of one local department in Ferguson, Missouri. Well, we´re here to make it a debate. It´s a great idea to have state and local police departments armed way beyond the firepower of any conceivable opponent.

Obama wants Export-Import Bank renewed
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/23/2014 9:38:47 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s weekly remarks Hi, everybody. Nearly six years after the worst financial crisis of our lifetimes, our businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 53 months. [Snip] We should be doing everything we can to accelerate this progress, not stall it. One place to start is by supporting something called the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Its sole mission is to create American jobs. That’s it. It helps many American entrepreneurs take that next step and take their small business global. But next month, its charter will expire — unless Members of Congress do their job.

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/16/2014 9:30:12 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s weekly remarks Hi, everybody. Over the next couple weeks, schools all across the country will be opening their doors. Students will suit up for fall sports, marching band and the school play; moms and dads will snap those first-day-of-school pictures — and that includes me and Michelle. And so today, I want to talk directly with students and parents about one of the most important things any of you can do this year — and that’s to begin preparing yourself for an education beyond high school.

Obama lifts ban on Libyans attending flight
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/15/2014 9:50:13 AM     Post Reply
Remember the aftermath of 9/11 when investigators made the chilling discovery that American flight instructors had unwittingly taught the Arab hijackers how to fly jumbo jets like the ones they plowed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, killing some 3,000 innocents? Turns out, President Reagan worried about terrorist hijackers using airplanes as weapons way back in 1983. He banned Libyans from taking flight lessons or nuclear studies in the United States. Now, believe it or not, President Obama is lifting that ban because, aides say, post-Gaddafi Libya and its relations with the United States are "normalized."

Obama delayed attacking ISIS
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/14/2014 9:29:16 AM     Post Reply
There is, as you may have heard, a growing online library of ISIS videos and photos, proudly portraying the most vividly graphic images of terrorists acts against other humans during its ongoing march across Iraq. We do not recommend seeking out these profane boasts for they will forever be seared into your minds-eye. [Snip] So, it was with some pride that many of us heard President Obama the other day say: “When you have a unique circumstance in which genocide is threatened, and a country is willing to have us in there, you have a strong international consensus that these

   

 

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Hillary gauges how far is far enough
from Obama´s mounting stigma
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/13/2014 9:28:40 AM     Post Reply
Luring Hillary Clinton into his Cabinet as secretary of State for the entire first term was one of those rare political deals that both sides won. Clinton got an executive position and foreign affairs exposure, which her resume sorely lacked. And Obama plopped his bitter Democrat primary rival into a non-political spot where she couldn´t publicly second-guess him or his administration. But that was then. This is now.

Oops! What Obama says on Iraq conflicts
with what Obama said on Iraq
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/11/2014 9:32:14 AM     Post Reply
When President George W. Bush ordered a U.S. troop surge into Iraq in 2007, Sen. B. Obama was adamantly opposed. In fact, he said the surge would only worsen sectarian strife. From the first gleam in his eye of an Oval Office, Obama ran against any war in Iraq. [Snip] Obama is, of course, infamous for his convenient memory and prediction capabilities. If you like that president, you can keep that president. But what did Obama say about U.S. troops in Iraq, when did he say it? And Joe Biden and others. Are they consistent? Here´s a brief collection of

GOP´s Mike McFadden: Obama, Dems´had
their chance to turn our economy around´
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/9/2014 9:46:21 AM     Post Reply
Minnesota Senate Candidate Mike McFadden gives the Republican Party´s Weekly Remarks. Hi. My name is Mike McFadden and I’m running for the United States Senate from the great state of Minnesota. To get there, I’m in the midst of an 87-county tour. Today, I hit county number 80 and I’m speaking to you from the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar.We have a wonderful state, and Minnesotans work hard, but no matter where I go, from Winona to Warroad, people tell me the same thing: "We are heading in the wrong direction.” America is experiencing one of the slowest economic recoveries

Obama: ´Today, America is helping´
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/9/2014 9:24:51 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s weekly remarks. This week, I authorized two operations in Iraq. First, I directed our military to take action to protect our American diplomats and military advisors serving in the city of Erbil. In recent days, terrorist forces neared the city. [Snip] We have Americans serving across Iraq, including our embassy in Baghdad, and we’ll do whatever is needed to protect our people. Second, we’ve begun a humanitarian effort to help those Iraqi civilians trapped on that mountain. The terrorists that have taken over parts of Iraq have been especially brutal to religious minorities.

Obama on first combat death of an
American general in decades: (Silence)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/7/2014 9:15:00 AM     Post Reply
President Obama has a habit of issuing formal statements of sadness upon deaths in the news. Usually they begin "Michelle and I were saddened..." And they include the words "our hearts and prayers go out to the families." Obama does it somewhat more than most modern presidents, especially if the dead person is an African leader. [Snip] This week, Maj. Gen. Harold Greene became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to die in the Afghan war. He was assassinated and a dozen others wounded at a training camp near Kabul by a man in an Afghan army uniform, the first American general to die in a combat zone since the Vietnam

   

 

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Reader Discretion Advised:
Joe Biden likes skinny-dipping
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Posted By: SurferLad- 8/6/2014 9:37:19 AM     Post Reply
Fallon: Some Ikea stores are letting customers adopt a dog while shopping. Though it seems weird that you also have to assemble it. Fallon: Target announced that Pepsi executive Brian Cornell will become the company´s new CEO. Target actually wanted a Coke executive, but its board of directors said, “Is Pepsi okay?” Conan: Monday was President Obama’s 53rd birthday. His age is now higher than his approval rating.



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