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O’Reilly Obama Oh Really? Super Bowl Interview who scored a touchdown?

O’Reilly Obama Oh Really? Super Bowl Interview who scored a touchdown?

Think of two very skilled fighters getting in the ring for a little exhibition warm-up bout. Both like the payday of big exposure they will get, but neither really wants to lay a glove on the other or draw blood. They just want to show off their moves, flick a few fast jabs across the other’s brow and dazzle the rubes out there in the cheap seats with their prowess. That […]

Obama & Mubarak & the Age of Incrementalism

Obama & Mubarak & the Age of Incrementalism

From The BAZ File: For the Obama administration catching up with the uprising in Egypt is like chasing a runaway locomotive on a bicycle. From its initial public support for doomed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak to its need to appear to be hands-off, the White House is saddled with an event it fears will end in a train wreck. President Obama had a chance tonight to outright derail criticism that […]

No Earmarks for Harry! Senate Democrats signal defeat on Pork

No Earmarks for Harry! Senate Democrats signal defeat on Pork

Signaling defeat, at least for the moment, Senate Democrats said Tuesday they won’t allow any earmarks in spending bills this year. “The handwriting is clearly on the wall,” said Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, in announcing the move. While much of the rest of Washington was moving away from earmarks, Senate Democrats had resisted, with their leader, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, defending them even after President Obama said […]

Gallup: Obama wants the Bump, but the Voters won’t give him the Bump

Gallup: Obama wants the Bump, but the Voters won’t give him the Bump

Gallup Daily tracking finds no change in President Obama’s job approval rating after his State of the Union address. The president’s 50% average for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 30, matches the prior week’s rating, which was the highest weekly average for Obama since May. Those who watched or saw coverage of the president’s State of the Union address on Jan. 25 generally gave it positive reviews. The speech does […]

Judge uses Obama’s own words against him on Health Care Individual Mandate

Judge uses Obama’s own words against him on Health Care Individual Mandate

In ruling against President Obama‘s health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s own position from the 2008 campaign against him, arguing that there are other ways to tackle health care short of requiring every American to purchase insurance. “I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to […]

Breaking: Judge: Obama Health-Care Reform Act Unconstitutional

Breaking: Judge: Obama Health-Care Reform Act Unconstitutional

President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation, assailed as an abuse of federal power in a 26-state lawsuit, was ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. judge. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola, Florida, declared the law unconstitutional in a ruling today. Then- Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum filed suit on behalf of 13 states on March 23, the same day Obama signed into law the legislation intended to provide the […]

Jay Carney to replace Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary

Jay Carney to replace Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary

We first heard a couple of weeks ago that Jay Carney was on the Short List.  Today sources Confirmed that Obama’s Pick is Carney.  Now,  Politico outright says so. President Barack Obama has settled on Jay Carney, communications director for Vice President Joe Biden and former Washington bureau chief for TIME magazine, to replace Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary, administration officials said. An announcement was planned for Thursday […]

Was Obama’s State of the Union address plagiarism?

Was Obama’s State of the Union address plagiarism?

Or alternatively, are State of the Union addresses such tired exercises in rhetorical bloat that it’s difficult not to lean on others for inspiration? I mean this isn’t exactly a scandal, but I think we can yet again chalk this up to another case of if George W. Bush did the same thing we’d never hear the end of it: During his Tuesday evening address to a joint session of […]

On the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade Obama said,  “I am committed to protecting this constitutional right.”

On the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade Obama said, “I am committed to protecting this constitutional right.”

The President affirmed his commitment to Woman’s Health and Reproductive Freedom.  Both terms are misnomers as there has always been reproductive freedom in America.  The problem is that some woman use Abortion as a birth control method.  On this thirty-eighth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, One must reflect, do all humans have equal protection under the law in America? President Barack Obama on Saturday marked the 38th anniversary of Roe […]

Senator Obama voted against raising Debt Ceiling in 2006

Senator Obama voted against raising Debt Ceiling in 2006

But now says that not raising the Debt Ceiling while he is the President would cause crisis that could lead to catastrophe.  Robert Gibbs has an answer though, His vote meant nothing, it was going to pass anyway. On Sunday, President Obama’s top economic adviser, Council of Economic Advisers chair Austan Goolsbee, cautioned members of Congress not to “play chicken” by voting against raising the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling – […]