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"Obama, we are all Osama" and "The Syrian people is digging your grave," are just some of the chants being shouted at demonstrations across Syria. [...]
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Obama admitted in an interview aired last weekend that his unconstitutional warmongering in Syria was “contradictory.” But he was not referring to his half-baked plot to arm and train “moderate” jihadist rebels to fight supposedly less moderate jihadists that have been among the top beneficiaries of his machinations in the region. Ironically, Obama's own admission of “contradiction” contradicts statements by his own senior officials, as well as the truth. And the contradictions — or outright [...]
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So why is Eric Holder stepping down as attorney general of the United States as soon as a successor is confirmed? [...]
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While you watch tonight's new episode of For the Record about government forfeiture, join the conversation here with producers and TheBlaze reporters. We'll have behind-the-scenes pictures and details, related links, polls and much more. The show and live blog begin at 8 p.m. ET. Read more stories from TheBlaze Christian Baker Who Lost Her Shop After Refusing Lesbian Couple's Wedding Cake Reveals the ‘Two Huge Lies' She Says Our Culture Has Embraced Wisconsin Reporter Was Sent to Cover [...]
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It's called dereliction of duty when one knowingly dismisses the faithful execution of his or her prescribed duties in fulfilling […] [...]
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted Wednesday that the administration only learned yesterday of an incident in which President Obama was greeted in an elevator by an armed man with a criminal background. The incident occurred in Atlanta where the president was meeting with officials about the current Ebola crisis. Obama was greeted by a man with a gun in a closed elevator just days before Omar Gonzalez stormed the White House front door on [...]
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One of the questions everyone has been asking since 20111, when Obama started his slow motion, unilateral and ineffectual wars against a lot of stuff in the Arab world, is where the hell is Cindy Sheehan? Sheehan, you may recall, was the frothing, addled woman who shambled about the political landscape during President Bush's second term protesting the Iraq War based on the loss of her son in Iraq. According to NYT columnist Maureen Dowd, Sheehan's [...]
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Leaders take responsibility, not credit, and winners don't need to lie. [...]
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In the wake of a series of revelations about serious security breaches that culminated with yesterday's news that an armed man with a criminal record had shared an elevator with the President during a visit to Atlanta, the Director of the Secret Service has resigned: WASHINGTON — Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, is resigning in the wake of several security breaches, according to administration officials. The resignation came less than a day after lawmakers [...]
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An apology was issued Wednesday by the editors of the Boston Herald for a political cartoon that some thought carried racist overtones. [...]
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In a race that could determine control of the Senate next year, there's another poll showing three-term Senator Pat Roberts trailing Independent candidate Greg Orman in Kansas: Independent Greg Orman is clinging to a narrow lead over Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, according to a new poll of the Kansas Senate race, a contest that could tilt control of the Senate. Orman leads Roberts, 46 percent to 41 percent, according to the USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll of 500 [...]
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Mr. Obama just gave $9 million in taxpayer-funded attorneys to children here illegally so they can fight any effort by the government to send them home. He gave potential amnesty and asylum to any woman who claims to be the victim of domestic abuse. He is deferring deportation on whole groups of people beyond DACA.… [...]
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With 1,600 military “advisers” on the ground in Iraq, 2,300 of our troops being deployed to the Middle East as a “special purpose marine air ground task force,” and ongoing airstrikes being conducted in Iraq and Syria against ISIS's jihadist army, it is absolutely stunning that our military personnel are NOT eligible for certain military medals. Why? Because the Obama Administration refuses to call our fight against ISIS terror a military campaign. It's not only outrageous; it's [...]
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Hong Kong Protests
The Washington Post Editorial Board argues that the Obama Administration needs to do more to speak up for the demonstrators currently protesting against threats to their political freedom in Hong Kong: Beijing, however, has not acted yet; police in Hong Kong backed off on Monday and Tuesday after their use of tear gas over the weekend brought more people to the streets. Chinese authorities probably are weighing the risks of allowing the street occupations to continue [...]
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Two senators are asking the Obama administration to withdraw a rule that would require people to pay as much as $1,500 for a permit in order to take pictures or videos of U.S. wilderness areas. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday after the U.S. Forest Service proposed a rule that requires commercial enterprises taking video of wildlife areas to first obtain a permit. The senators said the [...]
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An ambulance crew that transported the first person diagnosed in the United States with the deadly Ebola virus to a Dallas hospital were placed in quarantine; the ambulance itself, however, remained in service for an additional two days. The unnamed patient exhibited no signs of the disease when he boarded his flight from Liberia on Sept. 19, and arrived in the United States on the following day, according to CNN. “But four or five days later,” [...]
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As we draw near to the fall elections, politicians are scrambling to make sure they seem like regular Joes who just so happen to have been elected. The ties disappear, the colloquialisms get more colloquial and they start talking about things like football and baseball. Enter Nancy Pelosi. At the end of her weekly press conference, she was asked about the San Francisco Giants, who have made baseball's playoffs this year. Her response? She ended up talking [...]
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When we last left the Senate races on Friday, the state of the polling was consistent with the theory that undecided voters would break for the GOP due to President Obama's low approval ratings and the consequent surge for the GOP in the generic ballot, but we had not yet seen enough movement to conclude that this was actually going to happen. We have new polling since then in eight of the 20 “battleground” [...]
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An item posted by Howard Portnoy three days ago took MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry to task for calling Alton Nolen (aka Jah'Keem Yisrael) a “gentleman” and dismissing his barbarous act on a former coworker, whom he beheaded, as “workplace violence.” Yet, by focusing exclusively on Harris-Perry's ravings and ignoring her guest panel, Howard left some quality material on the cutting room floor. Among those guests were “comedians” Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, who offered up some noteworthy [...]
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she supports the recommendation of a key House Democrat, who says Secret Service Director Julia Pierson should resign. Reports surfaced Tuesday that Secret Service agents allowed Obama to get onto an elevator earlier this month with a man who had a gun. That report outraged both Republicans and Democrats. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday she supports a call from another Democrat for the resignation of [...]
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When someone lost in a maelstrom of demented falsehoods (leftism) glimpses even a fragment of truth, even if that person has a long way to go, that little glimpse makes the angels sing. Today, it's Cindy Sheehan. Tuesday on NewsmaxTV's “The Steve Malzberg Show,” anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan said in 2005 Nancy Pelosi and top Democrat leaders in the House and Senate said to her face that if she helped them get elected they would end the [...]
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Election 2014
While the battle for Senate control remains up in the air, and it's unclear what will happen in several Governor's races around the country, there's little suspense when it comes to the House of Representatives. By all estimates and projections, Republicans will retain the majority they won in that chamber in 2010 and, indeed, look poised to expand upon it: One year after plunging the country into what was then regarded as a near-apocalyptic 16-day shutdown [...]
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If politicians “grow” in office, then Elizabeth Warren can now play center for the San Antonio Spurs and claim Japan's Sumo championship title. Warren's only compelling attribute, other than the high cheekbones that are a hallmark of Cherokee ancestry, is her reputation as an “economic populist,” someone who, like most rich liberals, spends every waking hour nannying you to make sure you are making the right choices. In Democratic circles, disappointment in the promise of the Obama [...]
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Recently, Glenn Beck posted a note to Facebook, in his insomnia, in which he shared with readers seven books he is currently reading. Below are the diverse selection of titles on Glenn's list, which provide a window into his current thinking: 1. American History Stories, Volume III by Mara L. Pratt 2. Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews, A History by James Carroll 3. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson 4. Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can [...]
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ObamaCare has been struck yet another blow in court, as a federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that its subsidies cannot go to residents of states that are not running their own insurance exchanges. If the ruling stands, the impact on the president's healthcare legislation is potentially crippling, as the federal exchanges serve residents in 36 states that elected not to build their own exchanges. [...]
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TV and radio host Montel Williams, who is also a retired Navy lieutenant commander, delivered an emotional message to President Barack Obama on the need to quickly bring U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi home, and ensure others with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are given proper care in the United States. Tahmooressi has been held prisoner in Mexico since March, after he mistakenly crossed the border with guns in violation of Mexican law. Williams said six months in [...]
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Earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama went to Milwaukee to make a speech on behalf of Mary Pratt, the Democrat gubernatorial candidate challenging Scott Walker. Prior to the event, aides for both the White House and the Pratt campaign told reporters they could not interview anyone in the crowd. This angered veteran Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Meg Kissinger who said she was "creeped out" by this behavior on her Facebook page. The next time [...]
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If you Google the name Mumia Abu-Jamal, one of the first websites you are likely to come across is FreeMumia.com. Among the accomplishments listed for a man who was originally slated to die by lethal injection but whose sentence was reduced on appeal to life imprisonment are the following: internationally celebrated black writer and radio journalist author of six books and hundreds of columns and articles organizer and inspiration for the prison lawyers movement former member of the Black [...]
Oct 01, 2014, Continue reading at the source
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Obama Concedes U.S. Enemies Trying to Exploit Ferguson Unrest

After making an apparent comparison between the unrest in the Middle East and Ferguson, Missouri at the United Nations, President Barack Obama acknowledged on Saturday that America’s enemies have been more than happy to exploit Ferguson to stick it to the United States and deflect attention from their human rights abuses.

Enemies, perhaps, like Chicago’s  Revolutionary Communist Party USA (RCP), which tried its best to inflame racial tensions by inciting the crowd to violence, or Attorney General Eric Holder’s buddies in the New Black Panther Party - the ones he refused to prosecute for blatant voter intimidation in Philly?

Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus’s Phoenix Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, Obama said it was interesting that “Ferguson was used by some of America’s enemies and critics to deflect attention from their shortcomings overseas; to undermine our efforts to promote justice around the world. They said, well, look at what’s happened to you back home.” (Keep reading…)

Do you suppose there will ever come a time when President Obama actually tells the truth?

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Workplace Violence My Aunt Fanny

Not so long ago the Left was mocking Oklahoma for joining the “anti-Sharia movement,” treating its worries about creeping radical Islam in America as paranoid. Liberals chortled over the silliness of the state’s measure to prevent judges from considering Sharia law in any of their decisions.

What’s wrong with Sharia Law? Shouldn’t we bend over backwards to help Muslims practice their Religion of Peace? After all, what’s wrong with stoning a few women for walking unescorted? Stoning women is simply an expression of religious belief, and we have the First Amendment, don’t we?

Then we have Honor Killings, which are really little more than taking Communion at your local Catholic church. Nothing to get worked up over, folks.

Last week those concerns looked considerably less idle. The state witnessed one actual beheading by a Muslim and another threatened one. The latter involved a Kenyan-born nursing home worker who was arrested after he reportedly told a co-worker he was planning to cut her head off, saying that he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians.”

OK, that’s clearly a threat that has absolutely nothing to do with Islam, Muslims or terrorism. Nope – Obama’s FBI says so, so it must be true.

The FBI is treating the beheading of a co-worker by Alton Nolen at a food processing plant in Moore, Oklahoma, as an act of “workplace violence.” This has met with the approval of MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, for whom the story contains no connection to radical Islam. “It is a story that I read as a workplace violence story,” she said.

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The haste with which the Left is categorizing it as strictly workplace violence exposes once again its unwillingness to grapple with the spread of radical Islam. President Obama hasn’t bothered to address the matter. He is too busy giving speeches on the overwhelmingly benign character of Islam to comment on such minor happenings as a beheading in the American heartland. (Keep reading…)

When Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan whacked thirteen people and injured more than thirty others while shouting Allahu Akbar at the top of his lungs, he, too, was simply exercising his right to practice his religion as he saw fit. No connection to Islamic Terrorism whatsoever, nossiree! It’s not his fault his mosque was filled with infidels.

I’m sure glad we have progressives like Barry Obama to explain this stuff for us…what would we have done without him, tried these murderous jackasses as terrorists?

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Hillsdale College Offers New Free Course: “The Presidency and the Constitution”

The executive power wielded by President Washington and subsequent American presidents, while vast, is limited by the Constitution. In what sense vast? In what sense limited? These questions were debated in the founding era, and they continue to be debated today. The newest online course offered by Hillsdale College – free of charge – addresses the topic of executive power within a constitutional context often lacking in the current debate.

Hillsdale College has a new free online course that will focus on what the presidency was intended to be, what has become of it today, and how it might be restored to its original constitutional form. “The Presidency and the Constitution,” taught by Hillsdale’s Politics Department faculty, is available free of charge. Sign up today to begin enjoying the lectures at your leisure. (Keep reading…)

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Obama's Narcissism a Threat to National Security

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David Limbaugh struck a strong note of disapproval of President Obama’s constant refusal to accept responsibility for anything in a recent TownHall article. No matter what he does, no matter what happens, it’s never Obama’s fault, and Limbaugh offers an obvious explanation:

We mention President Obama’s narcissism not as an exercise in name-calling but because it continues to be relevant to how he conducts himself in office, and it’s not pretty.

This undeniable character trait was on full display in his interview with Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes,” in the sense that he simply cannot entertain the possibility, much less — infinitely less — admit the possibility that he has made a mistake or exercised poor judgment.

If anything remotely positive happens on his watch, he presumes to take full credit for it — way more than the normal opportunistic politician. With the killing of Osama bin Laden, for example, Obama boasts as if the raid were his initial idea and he delivered the kill shot. Most people in his position would play down their role in such an event and give credit to our special forces personnel who made it happen.

But when things are going poorly, Obama either candy-coats the reality or pretends he’s an outsider powerless to do anything but complain about it. No president has ever been so committed to eschewing accountability.

News outlets are reporting that Obama acknowledged that his administration was surprised by the strength of the Islamic State, sort of. He lays the blame for any such underestimates at the feet of Jim Clapper, his director of intelligence. Isn’t Clapper in the administration? It’s as if Obama is every bit as mystified by Clapper’s alleged oversight as the rest of us and as if he has no culpability for it whatsoever.

But it’s even worse than that. For the truth is that this wasn’t some kind of mistake in intelligence. Our intelligence services were fully aware of the strength and danger the Islamic State posed months and months ago and were aware of its aggressive pursuit of territorial expansion. It’s not that we underestimated the Islamic State; it’s that we overtly ignored it or that Obama was literally out to lunch — or on the golf course.

Journalist Eli Lake reported that one former senior Pentagon official was flabbergasted in watching Obama’s “60 Minutes” performance. “Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting,” said the official. (Keep reading…)

Senior administration intelligence officers warned Obama about ISIS well before the election of 2012.1 I suspect Obama thought it simply wouldn’t do to recognize the threat, let alone talk about it on the campaign trail.

After all, he was busy insisting that he’d single-handedly won the war on terror by killing Osama bin Laden and “saving” GM.

Remember, this is a man who never admits mistakes…

In prepared testimony2 before the annual House and Senate intelligence committees’ threat hearings in January and February of this year, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the recently departed director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, explained the DIA’s role in national security as helping

“the nation understand the threats it faces, enable decisions and actions – from the President of the United States to a private on the ground – and help our country prepare for the threats we will face in the future.”

Here’s what he had to share about the Al-Qa’ida in Iraq (AQI), which he explained was also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL):

AQI/ISIL will probably attempt to take territory in Iraq and Syria to exhibit its strength in 2014, as demonstrated recently in Ramadi and Faalujah, and the group’s ability to concurrently maintain multiple safe havens in Syria.

General Flynn also neatly laid the ISIL threat directly at Obama’s feet when he offered this gem:

Since the departure of U.S. forces at the end of 2011, AQI/ISIL has exploited the permission security environment to increase its operations and presence in many locations and also has expanded into Syria and Lebanon to inflame tensions throughout the region.

In saying this, General Flynn essentially endorsed President Bush’s prophetic warning in 2007:

“To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready … would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda,” Bush said. “It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they lost in Afghanistan.”

It would mean increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous.

Obama, in his perfection, ignored Bush. After all, he’d devoted four years blaming Bush for everything from the terrible economy to the murder of Bambi, and it simply wouldn’t do to take his advice. (Watch Bush deliver his warning.)

Given Flynn’s sworn duty to “help the nation understand the threats it faces, enable decisions and actions – from the President of the United States … – and help our country prepare for the threats we will face in the future,” does anyone really believe that Obama wasn’t fully briefed?

Remember, Flynn wasn’t the only senior intelligence figure who warned Obama…there were plenty of others…unfortunately, he didn’t bother to attend the majority of his daily intelligence briefings, as the recent Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report notes when it points out that Obama attended only 42.1% of them (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

One former senior Pentagon official who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq was flabbergasted. “Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting,” the former official said.3

It gets worse. Obama has actually spent more time golfing than he did listening to daily intelligence briefings. He’s spent almost 700 hours in 875 “Presidential Daily Briefings” since 2009. …he’s also spent roughly 800 hours on almost 200 golf trips since his first inauguration.4

Doesn’t that just make you feel secure all over?

References:

1. http://usbacklash.org/obama-administration-knew-danger-isis-islamic-terrorist-group-2012-nothing/

2. http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Flynn_02-11-14.pdf

3. Why Obama Can’t Say His Spies Underestimated ISIS

4. http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/30/obama-has-spent-more-time-playing-golf-than-in-intel-briefings/

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Operation Fast and Furious and the ‘assault weapons’ ban

In the wake of a court order demanding that the Department of Justice release documents previously withheld regarding the Operation Fast and Furious scandal to Judicial Watch by Oct. 22, Attorney General Eric Holder‘s resignation is suspiciously-timed, to say the least.

While ABC news reported that Holder “has been discussing his plans with President Obama for months,” it is somewhat revealing that a potential replacement has not yet been announced, adding to speculation that Holder is high-tailing it out of the Obama Administration before damning information is revealed.

White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said,

The president will make the case that the work of the attorney general is so important that the United States Senate should act promptly and in bipartisan fashion to confirm his nominee…

It will not be difficult to push through a new nominee, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took away the voice of the minority in the Senate in November when he flip-flopped from his 2005 position on the “nuclear option” (Reid previously said that invoking the nuclear option would “ruin our country.”)

Eric Holder, who has been with the Justice Department for 26 years, is the only attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress.

For those who have not paid much attention to Operation Fast and Furious, a tutorial is in order. …

The ill-conceived Operation Fast and Furious – conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) – resulted in the loss of about 2,000 guns that ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. One of those guns was used to kill border patrol agent Brian Terry, Immigration and Customs agent Jaime Zapata (from yet another gunwalking operation), and gravely wounding his partner Victor Avila. Former Mexican attorney general Victor Humberto Benítez Treviño estimated that 300 Mexicans were killed by these weapons in 2011, and certainly many more since…

It is still unknown who authorized Operation Fast and Furious. (Keep reading…)

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