Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus has emphatically denied that he or anyone else at the CIA refused assistance to the former Navy SEALs who requested it three times as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the night of Sep. 11. The Weekly Standard and ABC News (report) that Petraeus’s denial effectively implicates President Barack Obama, since a refusal to assist “would have been a presidential decision.”
News’ Jake Tapper asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violating the Hatch Act, at today’s press briefing. Carney responded that Sec. Sebelius had made an “inadvertent error based on extemporaneous remarks.”
I hate the networks and their reporters.
I loathe them.
I despise them.
Strong letter to follow.
Jake Tapper said that the media is failing the country.
A lot of people are hurting out there. Unemployment is 8.3 percent. That doesn’t even take into account the underemployed,” he said, arguing that too much time has been spent not talking about the economy.
On Wednesday, President Obama argued that not raising taxes on certain households amounts to a “giveaway” from the government.
The Obama’s feel your pain. Really, they do. So much so that Michelle fat cakes Obama is off to Atlanitc City to see a Beyonce concert.
Wonder how long it will be before the Obama regime contacts Jake Tapper who tweeted this information to remove it immedality like the papers that published one of the daughter’s trips to Mexico about a months ago.
ABC’s Tapper To Carney: Looks Like Obama “Is Campaigning On Taxpayer Dime” (video)
realclearpolitics.com ^ | Nov.28, 2011
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 3:24:58 PM by Free ThinkerNY
ABC News’ Jake Tapper confronts White House press secretary Jay Carney over President Obama’s schedule which has included a lot of traveling. Citing a Wall Street Journal article about the number of times President Obama has traveled to swing-states, Tapper bluntly asks Carney if Obama is “campaigning on taxpayer dime.”
White House Won’t Comment on Reuters Story About Secret Panel That Can Put Americans on ‘Kill:
White House Won’t Comment on Reuters Story About Secret Panel That Can Put Americans on ‘Kill
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 8:25:53 PM by Nachum
Reuters’ Mark Hosenball today reported http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/05/us-cia-killlist-idUSTRE79475C20111005 that: “American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.
There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.”
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Posted by Gunny G
Obama Falsely Claims Audience Booed Gay Soldier at Fundraiser
Obama Falsely Claims Audience Booed Gay Soldier at Fundraiser:
… An individual, via those in attendance, hollered at the health care story and the audience rebuked them. Two men booed the gotcha question posed by a gay soldier and they were so strongly rebuked for booing that the audience’s hisses and shushes overpowered the volume of the rude men’s outburst.
I’d say that the President “grossly misstated” the true nature of these incidents, but that would be inaccurate. It was a lie to willfully misstate that the actions of a couple of individuals were instead from the entire audience.
In the meantime, this same President, so eager to condemn conservatives for what two individuals did (do we know if they’re even conservatives?) was silent when 500 men from guest of honor Trumka’s group stormed a port, took hostages, and damaged property (don’t forget, Trumka sat with the First Lady at Obama’s jobs address that same night).
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White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked by ABC’s Jake Tapper to give a response to Teamsters President James Hoffa‘s controversial comment at yesterday’s union rally in Detroit, Michigan in which President Obama also attended…………………………………………………..
White House Officials Debate Releasing Photographs of Bin Laden’s Corpse
White House Officials Debate Releasing Photographs of Bin Laden’s Corpse
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2011 2:30:44 PM by Justaham
“There’s no doubt it’s him,” says a US official who has seen the pictures and also reminds us that OBL was 6’4”.
The argument for releasing them: to ensure that the public knows and can appreciate that he’s dead. There is of course skepticism throughout the world that the US government claim that it killed bin Laden is true.
The argument against releasing the pictures: they’re gruesome. He has a massive head wound above his left eye where he took bullet, with brains and blood visible.
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Recall how confused many of us were by the Obama candidacy? Remember how we laughed at “community organizing,” “hope,” and “change?” Do you recall the promise of “fundamental transformation,” and how few of us understood what it really meant?
If we learned anything from the Obama candidacy, it’s that we ought to be on our highest guard when this president is at his most perplexing. It is a mistake to dismiss what seems nonsensical and assume there is no method to the madness.
Since American military action began against Libya, confusion has reigned among policymakers and pundits. Some have pointed out the glaring inconsistency between President Obama’s past comments and his current actions, while others stretch the limits of credulity in an attempt to reconcile the disparity.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton added to the cacophony on Sunday. She appeared alongside Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on ABC’s This Week. In response to questioning by Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, Clinton provided some insight into the administration’s mindset. It suggests that, while the rest of us may be confused, this administration may not be.
During his campaign for the Presidency, in December, 2007, Barack Obama told The Boston Globe that “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
Earlier in 2007, then-Senator Hillary Clinton said in a speech on the Senate floor that, “If the administration believes that any — any — use of force against Iran is necessary, the President must come to Congress to seek that authority.”
Tapper asked Clinton, “Why not [go] to Congress [to authorize action against Libya]?…”
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Free RepublicBrowse · Search Pings · Mail News/ActivismTopics · Post ArticleSkip to comments.While Cairo Burns, Obama Partieswhitehousedossier.com via drudge ^ | January 30,2011 | Keith KofflerPosted on Sunday, January 30, 2011 5:12:16 PM by HojczykThe Washington A-List was out in force Saturday night at the farewell party for senior adviser David Axelrod, with a roster of guests featuring Cabinet secretaries, big shot journos and – President Obama.As revolution threatened to sweep Egypt and possibly other allies – with the horrifying prospect of Islamism replacing reliable friends – the president was on view partying with the IN crowd.The skepticism beyond the Beltway about whether Washington is just one big Love-In certainly gets fed by the sight – as conveyed by the press pool report – of reporters like ABC’s Jake Tapper, NBC’s Chuck Todd, National Journal’s Major Garrett, and John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times emerging from a bash with the president that was held to toast his chief political fixer and leading spinmeister.I understand why reporters would do this – other than the admittedly pathetic notion that, gosh, it’s fun to party with the president of the United States! It is pretty good for building sources and getting inside dope. But man, it ain’t easy smacking the White House with tough stories all the time if you’re getting invited to their exclusive parties, now is it?Also on hand were Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The party was at the Washington residence of Linda Douglass, the former hard-hitting ABC reporter who dropped out of journalism to spin the health care bill out of the White House. She’s now a VP at Atlantic Media.So we have an official with a journalism outfit – Atlantic Media – HOSTING a party for the president and his consigliere.Mrs. Obama stayed home. Good for her. Maybe she was monitoring the situation in Egypt.
As reporter Jake Tapper of ABC News notes, “There was an odd little moment with Spice Jet founder Bhupendra Kansagra when President Obama spoke to CEOs Saturday in Mumbai.MR. KANSAGRA: “Thank you. Welcome, Mr. President, to India.
As a fellow Kenyan, I’m very proud to see that you have made –THE PRESIDENT: “Made something of myself.” Laughter.MR. KANSAGRA: —
India as the focus of your drive for exports out of the U.S.Tapper, who has been critical of reports casting doubt on Obama’s birthplace, closed his brief story by stating, “Obviously the president is not a Kenyan.
One supposes Mr. Kansagra meant ‘of Kenyan ancestry’ or something.”Already, a video has been posted on YouTube making note of the incident.
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For most of Rush’s show yesterday, he naturally discussed Tuesday’s elections and their implications. But then in the second hour he went into a monologue in response to a seemingly innocent exchange between President Hope&Change and ABC News‘ Jake Tapper at yesterday’s press conference Obama‘s first in months, Rush noted. Tapper asked that, now that the Republicans have taken the house, would he be willing to compromise on at what amount of income taxes would be raised.Obama’s non-answer answer notwithstanding, the question itself sent Rush into a tizzy, because he realized that the government has no Constitutional authority to determine any of this and he laments that nearly all of us have submissively fallen for the premise that they do.Here’s the clip, and the transcript from his site below. It’s quite fantastic, a must-hear. One might even argue it’s Rush’s first call to arms for November 2012.… Jake Tapper, ABC, asked Obama about the compromise that he might make on extending the Bush tax cuts. Right now, of course, the tax cuts will eliminate, stop for everybody, $250,000 or more, and maybe everybody’s taxes will be raised. But believe me, there’s no tax cuts on the table.
And Jake Tappersaid, paraphrasing “Would you compromise and say people who make a million dollars a year will not see their tax decrease, tax cut sunsetted?”And I started thinking, where’s all this talk of rich equaling $250,000 a year, a million a year, where does all this start? What right does Obama have to
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