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Obama to Hit Fourth Party Event This Month

The president is tireless in his dedication to the work that matters: President Barack Obama headlines a Democratic party event Wednesday night, the second time this week and fourth time this month he's been the main attraction at a party gathering. I'm sure the DNC donors will feel the president is doing an excellent job; he certainly gives them enough attention. Jim Geraghty Read more CompleteObama to Hit Fourth Party Event This Month … Read entire article »

Filed under: Political Campaigning

President Obama, Bringing His A-Game to What’s Important

President Obama, Bringing His A-Game to What’s Important

You know, maybe we misjudged this president. Maybe he knows what he's doing after all. I mean, in terms of his brackets: "On Day 1, Obama correctly picked 14 of 16 winners and is in the 99.7th percentile in ESPN.com Tournament Challenge." As he once said, "I'm LeBron, baby." Indeed, Mr. President . . . overhyped. UPDATE: Campaign Spot reader Michael adds, "I don’t believe that Obama filled out his own bracket.  That would have required him to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Political Campaigning, Politics

Judicial Excuses

Is it “judicial activism” to forbid the government from censoring a movie? This is not a trick question. Critics of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC have been calling it one of the worst examples of judicial activism in history. But Citizens United involved a law passed by Congress that prevented a nonprofit from making a film that criticized a candidate during an election. If that was not a law barred by the First Amendment, then it is hard to understand what “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech” means. Far from engaging in “judicial activism,” the Supreme Court in Citizens United practiced something courts should be doing every day: “judicial engagement.” Judicial engagement may appear extraordinary because judges do it so … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Constitution, From the Bench

Obama Adviser Defends GE's Nuke Program in Japan

Of course this particular adviser — Jeffrey Immelt — is also the CEO of GE, just another reason why Immelt shouldn't be Obama's job czar and the head of GE at the same time. Reuters: The head of General Electric Co (GE.N) offered Japan support on Monday to deal with the country's worst ever nuclear power crisis and at the same time defended the track record of the industry. Engineers in Japan are scrambling to prevent a meltdown at three reactors after Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami forced an automatic shutdown of the units. GE built the first reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) (9501.T), and with Toshiba Corp (6502.T) it manufactured the second. "Clearly we are offering any kind of technical assistance to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Global Warming Hoax

Are the Reports of Mainstream Journalism’s Death Overstated?

Google “demise of journalism” or some variation of the idea and those clever little spiders the Google guru’s generate will find nearly a million websites for you to check out. You’ll read about J-schools closing, newspapers struggling and media departments fretting. You’ll get opinions from pundits, professionals, pinheads and prophets. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

NewsBusted: Obama Says He Was Once Bullied

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

Alert the Media: This Tea Party Ain’t Over Yet

GET READY FOR A FIGHT. It was supposed to be a short phenomenon. A group of “racists” who opposed the president for no reason other than their deep seeded hatred of minorities. They called themselves the Tea Party, and they were violent, irrational, and dim witted. At least this was the meme that […] … Read entire article »

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Sound Bite For the Day: Cowboy Poetry and Dog Racing

Harry Reid: a man of many tastes who loves him some liberal government radio. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

Senators Hold Key To Stopping Obama Attack on For-Profit Schools

The Obama Administration’sDepartment of Education has been working for months on an attack that would severely cripple career colleges in the United States, schools that help American students pursue educational options outside of the four-year non-profit universe. Charging that these career colleges mislead students into believing they’ll obtain employment upon graduation, and that these schools mislead […] Read more CompleteSenators Hold Key To Stopping Obama Attack on For-Profit Schools … Read entire article »

Filed under: Department of Education, Politics

Sunday Open Thread: Third War Edition

President Barack Obama, having campaigned on ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has instead decided to start a third war in Libya. Hope and Change. Read more CompleteSunday Open Thread: Third War Edition … Read entire article »

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SEIU Hit With RICO Lawsuit, Blames Hunton and Williams and…Koch Brothers

After years of being harassed by the purple people beaters, one company has finally said ENOUGH. In a press release issued Thursday, Sodexo USA announced that the company has filed a civil lawsuit against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act., accusing the union of engaging in an […] Read more CompleteSEIU Hit With RICO Lawsuit, Blames Hunton and Williams and…Koch Brothers … Read entire article »

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President Obama Seen as an Ineffectual Leader

All presidents take their share of lumps and tough breaks from the unpredictable nature of things in the world. Criticism, fair or not, is as much apart of the office of the presidency as Air Force One. President Obama is no different and has received his share. Considering healthcare and the […] Read more CompletePresident Obama Seen as an Ineffectual Leader … Read entire article »

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Bill Gates Supports Socialized Medicine: ‘I’d Take Any Rich Country’s Medical System Over Ours’

Bill Gates of Microsoft fame (or infamy)  visited the Claremont Colleges this past week. You can watch that visit here. What follows is a transcript typed by one of my associates of that event. Gates, after discussing his foundation’s work, had harsh words for America’s health care system. Our health care system has huge problems. It’s got […] Read more CompleteBill Gates Supports Socialized Medicine: ‘I’d Take Any Rich Country’s Medical System Over Ours’ … Read entire article »

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Boehner: Obama Should Explain Libya Mission

From Reuters: House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Sunday called on President Barack Obama to explain the U.S. mission in Libya and how his administration intends to achieve its goals. “The president is the commander-in-chief. But the administration has a responsibility to define for the American people, the Congress and our troops, what the mission in […] Read more CompleteBoehner: Obama Should Explain Libya Mission … Read entire article »

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‘Barack Obama’s first new war’

While supporters of the president are working hard to bill the intervention in Libya as just that, intervention, Marc Ambinder over at National Journal isn’t afraid to call it like he sees it: this is “Barack Obama’s first new war.” As a fleet of French airplanes lacerated a column of Libyan army vehicles near Benghazi on Saturday, President Obama stuck to his prearranged schedule in Brazil, receiving whispered updates from his aides. Within three hours, more than 100 cruise missiles had hit two dozen targets in Libya. That’s just “the first phase,” William Gortney, the director of the Joint Staff, told reporters. What he didn’t say: It’s the first phase of what will become Barack Obama’s first new war. By directing the military to hit targets … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics

‘A new kind of war’

“It’s a slippery slope that does set a precedent.” So says Fox News contributor and foreign policy expert KT McFarland about Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya and not other countries experiencing unrest. According to McFarland, the action could mark the start of “a new kind of war,” in which the U.S. inserts itself into a “civil war” aimed at changing not a government in general but rather its policies: … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics

Wisconsin Judge Halts Implementation of Collective Bargaining Law

**Written by Doug Powers Hot off the presses from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Madison — Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi issued a temporary restraining order Friday, barring the publication of a controversial new law that would sharply curtail collective bargaining for public employees. Sumi’s order will prevent Secretary of State Doug La Follette from publishing […] Read more CompleteWisconsin Judge Halts Implementation of Collective Bargaining Law … Read entire article »

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Jane Fonda Disinvited from Keynoting Women’s Summit

**Written by Doug Powers Somebody at the New Hampshire Women’s Leadership Summit developed a sudden nut allergy. You’d think that if you invited Jane Fonda to speak at your event, you’d know what you were getting yourself into as far as possible backlash, but that doesn’t appear to have been the case at this event: […] Read more CompleteJane Fonda Disinvited from Keynoting Women’s Summit … Read entire article »

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Amtrak CEO Forced to Take Car to Biden Station Ribbon Cutting Because His Train Broke Down

**Written by Doug Powers Read more CompleteAmtrak CEO Forced to Take Car to Biden Station Ribbon Cutting Because His Train Broke Down … Read entire article »

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E&E News: Senate Dems still mulling a way forward on EPA amendments

Read more CompleteE&E News: Senate Dems still mulling a way forward on EPA amendments … Read entire article »

Filed under: EPA