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Tag: Barack Obama

Obama’s phony regret

Posted: February 17, 2016 at 7:38 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) More than 3,500 days after the fact, President Obama claims he regrets filibustering the nomination of Justice Alito to the Supreme Court. To be more precise, White House press secretary Josh Ernest makes this claim on Obama’s behalf. Obama himself has made no such public statement. Instead, as Scott notes, he has tried […]

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Obama’s shinola

Posted: February 17, 2016 at 3:23 pm   /   Politics

(Scott Johnson) Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. At Obama’s press conference in Rancho Mirage, California yesterday, Mason asked Obama an obvious question (video below). The White House has posted the transcript of the press conference here and here. In the video excerpt below, Mason asks Obama how he squares his recent lecture […]

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Confirmation Bias

Posted: February 17, 2016 at 11:24 am   /   Politics

(Steven Hayward) A lot of people think Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a mistake in saying that any Obama Supreme Court nominee wouldn’t even get a hearing, let alone a vote, but I think he was perhaps very canny. Knowing Obama’s ideology, he might have been deliberately provoking Obama, as Paul suggested over the […]

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Obama’s dishonest assessment of the GOP presidential race

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 10:08 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) Today at his press conference, President Obama was asked about the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. His response could hardly have been more dishonest. Echoing a favorite talking point of Hillary Clinton and the DNC, Obama asserted that Donald Trump merely expresses in “more interesting ways” the views of the GOP field […]

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Sen. Barack Obama on Why He Voted Against Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court

Posted: February 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm   /   Politics

The sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia immediately began discussion of who President Obama will appoint to take his place, and whether the U.S. Senate should take up the nomination in an election year. I look back at Obama’s views on Supreme Court nominees seems appropriate. On January 26, 2006, the junior senator […]

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New Hampshire: Goldman “offered it” lied Hillary. Actually, She Demanded All $21.4 Million of It!

Posted: February 12, 2016 at 10:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

HILLARY DAILY: At a New Hampshire Town Hall on Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton claimed that Goldman Sachs/Wall Street is not donating to her campaign anymore, implying that they know just how tough she will be on them and won’t support her anymore. … That huge bonanza is still pouring in. Big time. According to FEC […]

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SCOTUS Smackdown of the Obama Clean Power Plan: Top 3 Takeaways

Posted: February 10, 2016 at 9:01 pm   /   Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) did something remarkable on Tuesday: It momentarily respected the separation of powers and finally shouted “ENOUGH!” to the lawless rule of the Environmental Protection Agency. SCOTUS issued a stay on Obama’s “Clean Power Plan,” which is a radical law-by-decree scheme to do nothing less than put this nation’s enormously complex energy-delivery system into […]

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Talkin’ unemployment blues

Posted: February 8, 2016 at 4:38 am   /   Politics

(Scott Johnson) President Obama made an appearance in the White House press room on Friday to take a victory lap over the fall of the official unemployment rate (U-3) to 4.9 percent (video below, about 15 minutes). Is that number for real? Referring to the hell he saw tending to wounded men during the Civil […]

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Washington Post air brushes Obama’s mosque visit

Posted: February 5, 2016 at 10:38 am   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post provides a near-worshipful account of President Obama’s Wednesday visit to a Baltimore mosque. Jaffe’s third paragraph is representative: The president often sounded like a concerned parent, worried for the country he leads as it prepares to replace him in a presidential election marked by inflammatory and anti-Islamic […]

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