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Federal Government Shuts Down, Blame Game Begins

Congress missed its midnight deadline on a continuing resolution, sending a the federal government into its first shutdown in 17 years. The blame game started when the Senate rejected the latest Republican proposal. In their latest proposal Republicans sought to delay enforcement ofthe Affordable Health Act and to remove the exemption for members of Congress and their staff. The Senate quickly rejected the proposal in a partisan vote of 54-46. […]

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Obama to Republicans: Don’t Threaten to Burn the House Down

Obama to Congressional Republicans: But do not threaten to burn the house down simply because you haven’t gotten 100 percent of your way. President Obama to Iran’s new President Rouhani:   Lets chat and negotiate! (the first communication between an American and Iranian President since 1979) THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                         September 27, 2013   STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT James S. Brady Press […]

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the White House briefing room in Washington, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Image Credit: AP via Washington WirePresident Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the White House briefing room in Washington, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Image Credit: AP via Washington Wire

The 44th President’s 2002 Speech On Waging War, With Syria Update

By: Edmund Jenks – West Coast Editor The following is a transcript of the remarks then-Sen. Barack Obama delivered in Chicago on Oct. 2, 2002. In his speech, Obama said that what he was opposed to was “a dumb war … a rash war.” He said the war was a “cynical attempt” to shove “ideological agendas down our throats” and would distract from domestic problems such as poverty and health […]

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Video: Rand Paul – John Kerry Heated Exchange on Syria

Video: Rand Paul – John Kerry Tense Exchange at Syria Hearing (FULL) >  Rand Paul Accuses Obama Of Reducing Congress’ Role In Syria To ‘Constitutional Theater’ Sec. Kerry to Sen. Rand Paul(R-KY) ” The President is not asking you to go to war, he’s not asking you to declare war.” Paul to Kerry: ‘You’re Making a Joke of Us’ Rand Paul: Make me proud today, Secretary Kerry. Stand up for […]

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House GOP Leadership Statement on Syria

House GOP Leadership Statement on Syria WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today issued the following joint statement. “Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress.  We are glad the president is seeking authorization for any military action in Syria in response to serious, substantive questions being raised.  […]

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Obama to seek Congressional Authorization to Attack Syria

President Barack Obama has come to the understanding that there is indeed a constitution to abide by in the United States.  While the President says the United States “should take military action against Syrian targets” in a Rose Garden address Saturday.  He said that he would seek Congressional approval when the Congress comes back from recess the first week in September. This is an example of how a presidential candidates […]

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Boehner no Sandra Fluke – WH Aide Calls Speaker on Syria

Obama can’t pick up the phone and call the third in line to the Presidency? Obama seems to have no problem actually picking up a telephone (e.g Sandra Fluke, Jason Collins, Antoinette Tuff) so its not some sort of disability.  It appears Obama had an aide call Speaker Boehner this afternoon on Syria because he doesn’t rank high on Obama’s desired social stratification: Updated 6:02 p.m. | The White House […]