POLITICS: Administration behind Black Panther cover-up

August 18, 2011






Sen. Coburn: It’s a ‘good thing I can’t pack a gun on the Senate floor’


Employers shift rising health costs to their workers

Sam Baker



Clinton Sends 186th Anniversary Greetings to Bolivia


Business Owners Speak on Struggles with ObamaCare, Regulations

by Patrick Richardson

From their data, just how damaging the president has been to this economy becomes quite clear.

Employers shift rising health costs to their workers


Sam Baker

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West: I’m a ‘modern-day Harriet Tubman’


Daniel Strauss and Justin Sink - 08/18/11 08:54 AM ET

In an interview Wednesday, Rep. Allen West said he hopes to free African-American voters from the Democratic Party’s “plantation.”…

The Community Reinvestment Act Comes Full Circle

by Ed Driscoll

Eric Holder’s Justice Department will investigate S&P ratings of mortgages. In other words: it’s payback time.


Pro-abortion ‘Baptist’ caught in untruths


poll vote button 2A speaker at a recent state-sponsored meeting on the Mississippi Personhood Amendment has been exposed as something other than what he claimed to be.

Perspective: Rick Perry’s bad medicine


Michelle Malkin smallOne of Gov. Perry’s most infamous acts as executive of the nation’s second-largest state — criticized by social conservatives as reckless disregard for parental rights and individual liberty – smacks of every worst habit of the Obama administration.

Dunn: Perry may be a spoiler


A conservative university professor and political scientist says several questions need to be sorted out in the wake of Iowa’s recent GOP straw poll.

Administration behind Black Panther cover-up


Judicial Watch says the Justice Department is going to extraordinary lengths to ensure that no more details emerge regarding the New Black Panther Party scandal.

Nance: Most women understand basic economics


The CEO of the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization says the lone female on the congressional committee chosen to find additional federal spending cuts doesn’t represent the majority of American women.

Jews disconnected from ‘roots of their faith’


As GOP presidential candidates develop their strategies to attract supporters, commentator David Ruben says one voter block will be glaringly absent from the Republican electorate.

Activist: Conditions at abortion clinic disgusting


State authorities have inspected an abortion clinic in Rockford, Illinois, that had not been checked for 14 years — and the results were disturbing.

Vandy honors pagan, Wiccan holidays


Pagan and Wiccan holy days, which follow the changing seasons, are now included among Vanderbilt University’s list of religious holy days alongside other religious events like Ramadan and Passover.

Author: Islam a ‘cloak’ for Satan


As the U.S. approaches the tenth anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, an author has compiled biblical evidence for who he believes was really behind the tragedy.

Adult stem cells used to treat presidential hopeful


Texas Governor Rick Perry supports research involving adult stem cells — and he’s demonstrated personally just how strong his support is.

Attorney: ObamaCare destined for Supreme Court


A federal appeals court has struck down the individual mandate portion of the healthcare overhaul, and attorney Brad Dacus says that’s a step in the right direction.

School district, court: No change to ‘Rainbow Day’


One conservative says a California case involving parental rights will determine the ability for parents in the state to be actively involved in their children’s education.

What to do about ‘flat-lining’ test scores


In response to this week’s news about the latest ACT test scores, a conservative education analyst says more federal involvement in education is the last thing the country needs.

Who needs a Creator when you’ve got gravity?


An Oxford University mathematics professor is challenging well-known physicist Stephen Hawking’s claim that the laws of physics make God unnecessary for the creation of the universe.

Remembering the religious minorities


The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom wants protection for religious minorities to be part of negotiations for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq.

USPS ‘going the way of the dinosaur’


Now that the U.S. Postal Service may cut 120,000 jobs, on top of closing thousands of post offices, one budget analyst says that’s all the more reason why it should be privatized.

New committee indicates ‘Congress can’t do its job’


poll vote button 2A budget analyst with the Cato Institute isn’t impressed with the Capitol Hill lawmakers assigned to find another $1.5 trillion in spending cuts over ten years.

US MARINES training in IDF warfare camp in Israel!

Chavez: Venezuela to Nationalize Gold Mining Industry

Red Carpet Welcome for US Vice President in China

  • US undertaking case-by-case review on deportation
  • Obama to Assad: ‘Get out of the way’


    Syrians living in Turkey shout slogans as they protest against the government of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. | Reuters

    Perry Plays Obama, Media Like a Fiddle

    by Bryan Preston

    The coyote-shooting Texas governor is crazy like a fox.

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    Obama condemns ‘slaughter,’ calls on Syria’s Assad to resign



    Sam Youngman and Ian Swanson - 08/18/11 11:42 AM ET
    President Obama on Thursday called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to leave office.…


    Related: U.S. bans Syrian oil imports
    Rep. Lewis: African-Americans frustrated with unemployment rate, not Obama

    Daniel Strauss - 08/18/11 01:37 PM ET

    Lewis’s comments come after Rep. Maxine Waters said the black community is supportive of Obama but also “getting tired.”…
    Republican supercommittee member vows no cuts to entitlement benefits

    Mike Lillis - 08/18/11 01:09 PM ET

    Rep. Upton, member of the deficit-slashing supercommittee, vowed that the panel won’t touch benefits under Social Security and Medicare.…
    Giffords campaign asks FEC to approve funds for home security upgrades

    Alicia M. Cohn - 08/18/11 01:24 PM ET

    The security updates would include improved exterior lighting, locks and installation of a “duress alarm button.” …
    Sen. Coburn: It’s a ‘good thing I can’t pack a gun on the Senate floor’

    Josiah Ryan - 08/18/11 10:44 AM ET

    The senator, speaking to voters in Oklahoma, criticized lawmakers, calling them “cowards” and “career elitists.”…
    Special Feature
    50 Most Beautiful People for 2011

    The Hill presents the eighth annual 50 Most Beautiful list, the premier ranking of style, pizzazz and looks in Washington.

    Obama ditches criticism of Republicans on the road for attacks on full Congress

    Mike Lillis - 08/18/11 05:15 AM ET

    On his tour, Obama is portraying himself as an adult managing an unruly and juvenile gang on Capitol Hill.…
    Biden China visit has rocky start

    Erik Wasson - 08/18/11 08:51 AM ET

    U.S. reporters and embassy staff got into a shoving match with Chinese security during Biden’s opening speech.…

    Related: Biden to sell debt deal during trip to China, Japan

    Judiciary panel preps jobs agenda

    Pete Kasperowicz - 08/18/11 12:02 PM ET

    Chairman Lamar Smith said his committee plans to focus this fall almost exclusively on boosting and protecting U.S. jobs.…
    West: I’m a ‘modern-day Harriet Tubman’

    Daniel Strauss and Justin Sink - 08/18/11 08:54 AM ET

    In an interview Wednesday, Rep. Allen West said he hopes to free African-American voters from the Democratic Party’s “plantation.”…
    Warren ramps up for possible challenge to Sen. Scott Brown

    Cameron Joseph

    08/18/11 12:12 PM ET

    Elizabeth Warren has launched an exploratory committee and website as she considers challenging Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).…
    VIDEO: Rick Perry says evolution theory ‘has some gaps’ in it

    Geneva Sands-Sadowitz

    08/18/11 01:15 PM ET

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) made the comments to a young boy who asked the age of the Earth. …
    GOP lawmaker for closing tax loopholes favoring ‘ultra-wealthy’

    Justin Sink

    08/18/11 01:42 PM ET

    Rep. Jeff Fortenberry doesn’t “necessarily disagree” with Warren Buffett’s call to close loopholes and raise taxes on the wealthy.…
    Survey: Employers shift rising health costs to their workers

    Sam Baker

    08/18/11 11:31 AM ET

    More than half of the employers surveyed plan to make employees cover a greater share of their healthcare costs.…
    Stock market volatility returns as Dow drops

    Peter Schroeder

    08/18/11 09:56 AM ET

    The stock market dropped sharply Thursday morning, as growing concern over the financial stability of Europe spooked investors.…
    AFL-CIO: Labor will stand by Obama

    Michael O’Brien and Kevin Bogardus

    08/18/11 05:15 AM ET

    Organized labor won’t snub Obama’s reelection campaign and let a Republican win the presidency, the AFL-CIO’s political director said.…
    Poll: 26 percent approve of Obama’s handling of economy

    Meghashyam Mali

    08/18/11 08:23 AM ET

    The poll’s results are a new low for the administration; only 23 percent of independents support Obama’s efforts on the economy.…
  • US forecasters say fall to extend SW drought
  • On the road with Obama _ a hunt for photo ops
  • Reports show troubles of teen in Fla. school plot
  • West Texas town teeters on drying up in drought
    • U.S. Calls on Syrian President to Leave Power

      Vows no intervention during government transition

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      U.S. Calls on Syrian President to Leave Power 

      Associated Press / Eraldo Peres

      Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this morning called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down and leave office. This announcement was endorsed by the European Union. The U.N. Security Council will also meet later today to discuss the situation.

      In a written statement released from the White House this morning, Pres. Obama cited the Syrian people as the motivating factor in this decision, “The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way.”  Obama also said the U.S. would not intervene in any transition of power and asked other countries not to impose their will upon Syria.

      The President also declared sactions on the country, “My Administration is announcing unprecedented sanctions to deepen the financial isolation of the Assad regime.”   An Executive Order requiring the immediate freeze of all assets of the Government of Syria was signed by the President that prohibits ”U.S. persons from engaging in any transaction involving the Government of Syria.” More »

    • Public Perception Polls on Education Released 

      Associated Press / ALEX BRANDON

      Two polls on the public’s perception of public education will be released this afternoon. The first, by PDK International and Gallup, will reveal how Americans view public schools.  The second poll, by the Lumina Foundation and Gallup, will detail how the public perceives the benefits of higher education and if colleges and universities are meeting expectations.

      Today’s event includes a panel on digital learning and one on the polls’ findings. More »

      • Gallup education event: Live at 3pm (ET) on C-SPAN Networks
    • NTSB Chairman & FAA Administrator Talk Air Safety

      Pilot fatigue rules delayed by Obama Administration

      Updated 2 hr., 34 min. ago

      NTSB Chairman & FAA Administrator Talk Air Safety 

      Associated Press

      The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) is hosting a forum this week on air safety, and today participants will hear from the heads of the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration.

      The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the  FAA and Obama administration have delayed the implementation of new safety rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from becoming so exhausted that they make dangerous mistakes.  The rules were supposed to go into effect at the beginning of August but the new target is late November. More »

      • FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt: Available Later
      • NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman: Live at 4pm (ET) on C-SPAN Networks
    • 2012 Campaign Trail Moves to NH, SC

      Perry & Paul in NH, Bachmann in SC

      2012 Campaign Trail Moves to NH, SC

      The Presidential campaign trail continues to heat up this week as several GOP candidates travel through New Hampshire and South Carolina.

      GOP presidential candidates have focused their attention this week on New Hampshire, the first primary state, and South Carolina, the first primary contest in the South. Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney are in New Hampshire while Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) is meeting with voters in South Carolina. More »

  • August 18, 2011

    Government’s Role in the Mortgage Market: The More Things Change…

    The Washington Post is reporting that President Obama has directed his staff to design a new set of government guarantees behind the U.S. mortgage market. Remarkably, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may be retained, despite their role in driving the housing bubble. Comments Cato scholar Mark A. Calabria, “President Obama appears to be considering just putting the same failed system in place. Of course, we’ll be promised that it will all work better this time.”

    Why Warren Buffett Is Wrong

    In a New York Times op-ed, Warren Buffett asserts that the super-rich do not pay enough taxes. He suggests that any new budget deal should raise rates on the super-rich, especially on their “unearned” income from interest, dividends and capital gains. Cato scholar Jeffrey A. Miron responds, “Buffett is wrong. Bad government policies play a major role in generating inappropriately high incomes, but singling out the super-rich is misguided.”

  • Abducted American described as smart, generous
  • Archaeologists comb newly-found Civil War POW camp
  • Suspect in Mo. girl’s death had record in Arkansas
  • Disability system leaves troops in ‘vast unknown’
  • Pa. chief: Facebook target likely slain over pot
  • On the road with Obama _ a hunt for photo ops
  • Tampa teen in school plot had run-ins with law
  • West Texas town teeters on drying up in drought
  • Abducted American described as smart, generous
  • Obama returns to Washington, leaves for vacation
  • Casey Anthony attorneys appeal probation order
  • Slain German socialite’s husband held without bail
  • Offers pour in for NM man who thwarted abduction
  • Obama’s dilemma: Should he take a vacation now?
  • Calif. mayor not resigning after homeless death
  • Now, when your child gets groped by a TSA agent at the airport, you won’t know if it’s a man or a woman touching their private parts

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    Bachmann, Perry compete on the same issue: jobs
    Obama begins political counteroffensive this week
    Ex-Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty ends White House bid
    Pawlenty targets Obama in sharp rhetorical attack
    Perry expresses doubts on manmade global warming
    APNewsBreak: 2012 dropout Pawlenty a no for Senate
    Bachmann wishes Elvis happy birthday on death date
    Trump praises Perry, keeps open a possible run
    New pecking order in GOP field shifts race for WH

    GEORGIA LOSES! Mega mosque will be built despite fierce opposition by American residents

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