As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure — one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss it all — as he guarantees his spot as the most spectacular failure in the history of Speakers of the House.
Media Matters is my understanding is a far-left blog group that holds itself out to be an independent watchdog group, and yes, they clearly targeted me at some point. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories, and at some point –
Tobin’s criticisms are ridiculous. Palin was faced with a well-funded assault designed to use vague ethics laws to attack her repeatedly. As the Progressives know well, mud sticks, so this in itself was seen as useful, and Palin, who was not personally rich, did not have the financial resources to counter a serious campaign.
Though mourned as a victim by her family and her girlfriend, Gakirah – one of five Chicagoans killed and 36 wounded over the city’s warmest and bloodiest weekend of the year so far – was, according to police and neighbourhood sources, also part of the problem: a hip-hop-fuelled gang war that is raging even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel boasts that crime is at a record low.
Barack Obama wants you to know he enrolled 7.5 million Americans through Obamacare’s health insurance Exchanges. What he doesn’t want you to know is how.
Federal courts may soon rule that President Obama induced the majority of those enrollees to enroll by offering them taxpayer dollars he has no legal authority to spend.
It’s possible, I guess, that Barack Obama meant every word. But I suspect he meant that we could all achieve this wonderful, post-partisan, can’t-we-all-just-get-along America if – but only if – Republicans saw things the way he does; only if conservatives jumped on his liberal bandwagon and helped him “fundamentally transform the United States of America” — the way he thought it should be transformed.
Everyone is aware that Israel faces many internal and external challenges. It is understandable that these boycotters are so active in publicizing those “crimes” that they have little time for observing the character of the diverse Israeli liberal democracy, politically, religiously, culturally, and sexually, and its response to those challenges. They are too preoccupied to be aware of the 1.5 million Arabs in Israel who have full and equal legal rights, or to know of the Arab judge on the Israeli Supreme Court, or about the Arab military officers in the IDF, or the Arab heads of universities and other institutions.
Democratic candidates across the country still see the health care law as a drag on their campaigns in the midterm elections. After four years of trying, there is still no evidence that the president’s signature piece of legislation has become popular. If the law was really working, and voters were excited about it, Democratic candidates would be talking about it all the time, rather than trying to change the subject.
Conservatives and leading liberals slammed the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College’s role in presidential elections, saying that the National Popular Vote Compact Law circumvents the Constitution, saying it resembled President Barack Obama’s abuse of the law through his extensive use of executive orders.
Yet in the current discussions about increased inequality, few researchers, fewer reporters, and no one in the executive branch of government directly addresses what seems to be the strongest statistical correlate of inequality in the United States: the rise of single-parent families during the past half century.
If Republicans are going to take over the Senate in November, it will be due to their ability to expand the map and challenge in states where they weren’t expected to make much of a race of things.
Obamacare plays a role in this, no doubt. But in Iowa, Michigan, Colorado, and New Hampshire, the GOP has been able to recruit top flight candidates who are well funded, seasoned campaigners.
The White House lacks “courage” to use the word “Muslims” when admonishing communities to look for extremist tendencies among children, said Zhudi Jasser, founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.
When Barack Obama took office, he pledged a new overture to the world’s emerging powers. Today each of the Brics – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – is at loggerheads with America, or worse. Last month four of the five abstained in a UN vote condemning the fifth’s annexation of Crimea. Next month India is likely to elect as its new leader Narendra Modi, who says he has “no interest in visiting America other than to attend the UN in New York”. As the world’s largest democracy, and America’s most natural ally among the emerging powers, India’s is a troubling weathervane. How on earth did Mr Obama lose the Brics?
Slanders and lies may be part of a deliberate strategy to drive up turnout in November.
The fact is, however, many opponents have been suggesting all along that academic standards considered to be the finest in the nation already existed in states, such as Massachusetts, prior to Common Core. The question of why states or local school districts might not simply adopt those or similar standards of their own choosing has more to do with the social engineering aims of Common Core and an Obama administration that is fully behind that effort.
In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office did not offer a legal opinion on the actions of former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who solicited assistance for Enroll America from companies that the agency regulates, according to The New York Times.
The GAO report instead provided details about how the White House raised money to promote health insurance enrollment through Enroll America, a nonprofit tasked with “maximizing the number of Americans who are enrolled in and retain health coverage.”
Brooks said. “And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East. Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad or somebody like Putin? I think a lot of the wrap is unfair but certainly in the Middle East there is an assumption that he’s not tough enough.”
Obama’s inaction on Syria and Ukraine shows there’s no penalty for crossing the line.
The Jews gave the world the Ten Commandments, the most important moral code of all time. In a debate I had with the late Christopher Hitchens at the 92nd St. Y I was told, in essence, that the Jews were simplistic. They had to hear from God not to murder or steal? Didn’t they know these things on their own?
And yet, we have practiced righteousness throughout our history precisely because we live by a divinely ordained, rather than man-made, morality. Other peoples also have laws against murder. But they are human creations and are thus subject to human interpretation and application.
Just weeks after the Bureau of Land Management initiated a standoff with a peaceful rancher in Nevada by bringing a militarized police force onto his ranch to confiscate his cattle and force him off the land his family has used for 140 years, the BLM is at it again, this time threatening to confiscate over 90,000 acres of land in the great state of Texas.