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Think of government as a stern father or an understanding confessor. Reveal your most intimate secrets. It won\’t hurt. And it will help to forget that governments slaughtered something like 200 million people in the 20th century.
We\’re well on our way to comprehensive authoritarianism throughout the West, and yet still the world\’s bankers launch their promotional memes.
Has The Media Become Irrelevant?
Coach is Right ^ | 12/4/13 | Michael D. Shaw
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 2:24:10 PM by Oldpuppymax
Who can forget the heady days of 1972-1974 when the Watergate scandal dominated the media? I’m no fan of Richard Nixon, but compare how he was handled by the Washington Post to how this same paper is giving the kid gloves treatment to Barack Obama. No objective observer can dispute that the crimes of the Nixon administration pale in comparison—in both quantity and severity—to those of the current administration.
Professor: Obama Should Be Allowed to Run for a Third Term
thecollegefix ^ | 11/29/13 | n harden
Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 11:37:24 AM by bestintxas
In The Washington Post, Jonathan Zimmerman, a history professor from NYU, has written an article claiming that all of America’s problems would be soloved–GET THIS–if only we would allow Barack Obama to run for a third term!
He wants to amend the Constitution and abolish presidential term limits.
Obama VS. the Generals
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:19:40 AM by thefactor
After a spate of news stories this summer citing tensions between President Barack Obama and his top military commanders over the possibility of U.S. intervention in Syria, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough hastened to assure the Washington Post that everything was, in fact, copacetic: The president “appreciates” candid military advice “above all else,” McDonough insisted, and has “close, and in some instances warm, relationships with his military chiefs,” as the Post put it.
Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of the embattled National Security Agency, is calling on governments to stop journalists from public disclosure of his agency’s secret documents.
“I think it’s wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents, the 50,000-whatever they have and are selling them and giving them out as if these-you know it just doesn’t make sense,” Alexander said in an interview with the Defense Department’s “Armed With Science” blog.
Two Marine generals fired for security lapses in Afghanistan
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 6:45:37 PM by ilovesarah2012
The commandant of the Marine Corps on Monday took the extraordinary step of firing two generals for not adequately protecting a giant base in southern Afghanistan that Taliban fighters stormed last year, resulting in the deaths of two Marines and the destruction of a half a dozen U.S. fighter jets.
Ted Cruz calls for Senate to return immediately
The Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2013 11:36:58 AM by don-o
The GOP Daily Dose ^ | 25 September, 2013 | Amy
Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:21:05 AM by Texas Fossil
Yes, strong statement that the US elects Serial Killers as President. Really? This lady deserves to be in jail.
(The Hill) Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that it “would be a very strong statement” for the U.S. to elect a female president.
(Before It’s News)
Alexis complained to police that stalkers were using a microwave-type machine to send “vibrations into his body.” Newport investigators took a report and gave it to local Navy police. It apparently was never passed up the chain of command.
The Washington Post ^ | 10:13 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2013 | Maggie Fazeli Fard
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 10:24:08 AM by kristinn
Three shooters are involved in the Navy Yard shooting, a police spokeswoman said.
One of the shooters is “down,” police said, but two remain in a building on the grounds.
Washington Post ^ | 09/10/2013 | Max Ehrenfreund
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:18:01 AM by SeekAndFind
Edited on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:18:32 AM by Admin Moderator. [history]
George Zimmerman’s estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman called police Monday, saying that her husband had punched her father in the face and that he was threatening them with a gun. It is the most recent evidence of tensions between Shellie Zimmerman and her husband, who was acquitted two months ago in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin after a widely controversial murder trial.
The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases, according to interviews with government officials and recently declassified material.
The military revolt against the Obama administration’s plan to launch a potentially disastrous attack on Syria is gathering pace, with both top brass and regular service members expressing their vehement opposition to the United States becoming entangled in the conflict.
The backlash began to spread on social media yesterday with numerous members of the military posting photos of themselves holding up signs stating that they would refuse to fight on the same side as Al-Qaeda in Syria. The photos went viral, with one post alone generating over 16,000 shares on Facebook.
Others have posted their photos on Twitter alongside the hashtag #IdidntJoin.
Putin warns U.S. not to strike Syria, dismisses case against Assad as ‘rumors’….. (READER RESPONSE: “I’ll believe Putin before I believe one word the Kenyan says.”)
Putin warns U.S. not to strike Syria, dismisses case against Assad as ‘rumors’
Washington Post ^ | 9/4/2013
Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 9:58:02 AM by markomalley
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned the United States and its allies against launching a unilateral military strike against Damascus, saying the West’s case against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad doesn’t stand up to scrutiny…………….
The email service provider, Lavabit, has been forced to shutdown after the mafia told him he either had to help them spy or face criminal charges.Given the nature of this statement, it seems safe to assume that all other email service providers have been coerced, through the threat of force, into spying on your communications.Lavabit issued this statement:
The hoary myth that Obamacare can’t be defunded
Washington Examiner ^ | 08/02/2013 | Conn Carroll
Posted on Friday, August 02, 2013 5:34:58 PM by SeekAndFind
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says Cruz and Lee are being dishonest because they know President Obama will never sign any measure that defunds his signature domestic policy achievement.
The Alamo or a fool’s errand?
Giant ‘corpse flower’ with odor of rotting flesh blooms next door to US Capitol – The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The long wait is finally over for visitors who have been yearning for a whiff of a giant flower that smells oddly like rotting flesh.
Titan arum, a giant rainforest plant that has been dubbed the “corpse flower” for its terrible smell, finally started blooming Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Botanic Garden next to the Capitol. Experts had been anticipating its bloom for more than a week and extended the garden’s hours for visitors each night.
GyG: Could Be The Folks Are Thinking: … Just What Have General Occifers Done For We The Sheeple Lately !!!!! ~ Hagel orders 20 percent cut in Pentagon top brass, senior civilians…
Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:32:43 PM by Nachum
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that he has ordered a 20 percent cut in the number of top brass and senior civilians at the Pentagon by 2019, the latest attempt to shrink the military bureaucracy after years of heady growth. Hagel’s directive could force the Pentagon and military command staffs to shed an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 jobs.
Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:32:43 PM by Nachum
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that he has ordered a 20 percent cut in the number of top brass and senior civilians at the Pentagon by 2019, the latest attempt to shrink the military bureaucracy after years of heady growth.
Hagel’s directive could force the Pentagon and military command staffs to shed an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 jobs. That’s a tiny percentage of the Defense Department’s 2.1 million active-duty troops and civilian employees, but analysts said it would be a symbolically important trimming of the upper branches of the bureaucracy, which has proved to be resistant to past
Judge Andrew Napolitano: ‘What if it is better to perish fighting for freedom than to live as a… – PopModal Video
God save us all.
What if Jefferson Was Right: ‘That government is best which governs least.’
Judge Andrew Napolitano: ‘What if it is better to perish fighting for freedom than to live as a slave.’
By Judi McLeod Saturday, June 15, 2013
With iconic hero Nelson Mandela in declining health, it’s time for President Barack Hussein Obama to go for the photo op of all time. America in Decline will spend $60-100 million for the Obama Act called “reinforcing U.S. commitment to forging strong relationships with emerging democracies in sub-Saharan Africa”.
Mercifully, Barack, Michelle and their two daughters won’t get to gad about in safari togs, pictures of which would have been sent out worldwide, as the safari they planned as part of the trip has been nixed over too many reporters asking why it was necessary.
Will Obama put out a hit on the NSA leaker?
Rare.US ^ | June 11, 2013 | James S. Robbins
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:07:06 PM by Abakumov
Edward Snowden is in fear for his life. He should be.
The NSA leaker had been holed up in Hong Kong but checked out of his room Monday shortly after going public, and has not been heard from since. He told Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman that the U.S. intelligence community “will most certainly kill you if they think you are the single point of failure that could stop this disclosure and make them the sole owner of this information.”
By: Alan Stang
There are so many heroes these days. There are movie heroes. There are sports heroes. I have read many times that John Wayne, for instance, was a “hero.” There is no more dedicated John Wayne fan than I – even now I still watch his movies again and again – but a “hero?”
For making millions of dollars enjoying the adulation of millions of fans? It is important to add that John Wayne’s work is still important, not just because it is so entertaining, but because it helps preserve the American culture our enemies are conspiring to destroy. Still, it isn’t heroism.
The sports “hero” is generally a man who plays a game with a ball a few hours a week, before a screaming audience that includes many fanatics who have painted their faces purple or whatever, wear bizarre headdresses and have managed to elude their wives. These “heroes” too are paid many millions – which we certainly don’t begrudge them if that is what their fanatics want to spend their money on. But the men who play these games are not heroes.
At the same time, we read all the time that the “age of heroes is past,” that there are “no more heroes.” One reason for the confusion certainly has to be the fact that if you use the word indiscriminately – if you insist on calling people who don’t deserve it “heroes” – after a while the word doesn’t mean anything.The word “liberal” used to mean someone who wants to restrain the government. It was such an appealing word that the collectivists stole it.
The Washington Post broke a story this week which should wake up even the most dyed-in-the-wool sheep.
This news and the implications arising out of this news is so sheep attackingheinous, so horrific, so tyranny laden, that even the sheep should be picking up pitchforks and begin to hunt down the banksters.
The Washington Post revealed what most of us, who have intelligence community sources, have known for a very long time.
Namely, all American citizens are persons of interest for this bankster controlled criminal government.
This violates every precept of our justice system, yet, will anyone go to jail for these criminal acts being perpetrated against the American people?
Obama sitting back and waiting for Internet panic to hit… “That was the big news of the morning. Later the same day, it was revealed—by the same newspaper—that NSA taps into user data of Facebook, Apple, Google and Skype, among others. “They quite literally can watch your ideas as you type,” warned (the almost gleeful) Washington Post…And at the end of the day while Obama is fomenting for the Fundamental Transformation of America and working out the details of his next plot between golfing and lavish holidays, God is where he always was and is; in His Heaven. Meanwhile, the Internet belongs to everyone.”
By Judi McLeod Friday, June 7, 2013
Just like one President Barack Hussein Obama, I sit here this morning waiting for the first wave of panic to hit.
Yesterday British newspaper The Guardian dragged out of mothballs life-changing information about how the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting phone records of millions of Verizon telephone customers, on a daily basis.
“They quite literally can watch your ideas as you type,” warned (the almost gleeful) Washington Post.
Notice how the main whistleblowers in this case are left-leaning news outlets?
When was the last time left-leaning news outlets did anyone outside of Big Government a favour?
THE TRUTH ABOUT NSA SPYING: They Still Have Your Internet Data And Tech Giants Know It
Posted on Friday, June 07, 2013 9:24:53 AM by blam
THE TRUTH ABOUT NSA SPYING: They Still Have Your Internet Data And Tech Giants Know It
Jun. 7, 2013, 9:00 AM
The Washington Post has backtracked on its claim that nine major tech firms ‘participate knowingly’ in the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program, Jon Russell of The Next Web reports.
But that doesn’t mean that the dragnet snooping didn’t happen, or that the tech heavyweights didn’t know about it.
http://www.wnd.com ^ | June 6 2013 | Bob Unruh
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2013 6:42:39 AM by kimtom
The FBI is unhappy that there are communications technologies that it cannot intercept, and wants a new requirement that software makers and communications companies create a back door so they can listen in when they want.
But a team of technology experts warns that would be nothing more than handing over to the nation’s enemies abilities they are not capable of developing for themselves.
It begins: Major demand to impeach Obama… “Watergate investigator Bob Woodward of the Washington Post compares Barack Obama to Richard Nixon. Members of Congress say it’s about time to consider it. Rock legend Ted Nugent says Obama’s constitutional violations make him eligible. And even Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin has called for Obama’s impeachment.”
It begins: Major demand to impeach Obama
wnd.com ^ | June 04, 2013 | WND
Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 12:56:28 PM by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Watergate investigator Bob Woodward of the Washington Post compares Barack Obama to Richard Nixon.
Members of Congress say it’s about time to consider it.
Rock legend Ted Nugent says Obama’s constitutional violations make him eligible.
And even Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin has called for Obama’s impeachment.
The examples pile up: Barack Obama treats veterans like dirt… “The Veterans Administration has dropped the words God and or Jesus from its funeral services for veterans. As many as 1/3 of returning veterans have been deemed mentally ill and this is being used as a pretext to take guns from veterans across the country……..” « Coach is Right
By Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
Recently, although he failed to return a Marine guard’s salute, Barack Obama later approached the Marine and “shook hands” with him had a brief conversation with him.
The follow up “handshake” part of the story was not reported and many on the Right mistakenly howled at the “insult.”This brief and otherwise meaningless “gotcha” moment allowed a half-witted liberal blogger named Charles Johnson to gloat and laugh at conservatives who had jumped on the story.
Score one for the Left. Nevertheless, the genuine insults Obama heaps on veterans each day far out-number this small minded “victory” in the Left’s war to smother the truth about how veterans are really treated by Obama. Under Obama, veterans’ claims take an average of more than six month to be processed.
Just since 2009 the number of veterans waiting for benefits has risen from 11,000 to 245,000. Some of those waiting in Comrade Obama’s cue have very serious injuries. Those waiting include 1,600 vets who have lost a limb; 156 who are blind; 177,000 with hearing loss and at least 200 who need FACE TRANSPLANTS.
Remember when under George Bush an unused wing of Walter Reed Hospital was pressed into service and its shortcomings many very serious were trumpeted by the media? The wing was closed and the problems were fixed. Conditions like that and worse are still in place but the media does nothing to trumpet this problem to protect Obama.
An ABC news inspection of Veterans Administration facilities found filthy bathrooms dirty linens; visible dried blood, patients forced to beg for food and water and some so sick from neglect they were suffering bed sores.In 2012 over 85,000 veterans were treated for sexual abuse suffered while in service. When the Washington Post pointed out these numbers the Pentagon pledged to fix the problem; but as most Obama pledges that too has gone unfulfilled.Obama charges many veterans the cost of shipping their medals to them.
China has dismissed US claims hackers procured blueprints for America’s most advanced weaponry. Beijing stated the allegations underestimate the Chinese people’s intellect and that China is perfectly capable of producing its own weapons.
A US Science Board report leaked this week alleged the Chinese hackers had obtained access to the designs of two dozen major US weapons systems in what amounted to “billions of dollars of combat advantage to China.”
The Obama Objective: To Control The News… “The Obama political team at the White House has always prided itself on its media savvy. After all, they got a candidate with an otherwise unsalable socialist past elected on a campaign that sold his personality, not his platform.”
The Obama Objective: To Control The News
Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 20 May 2013 | Editorial
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:13:51 PM by IBD editorial writer
First Amendment: For awhile, it looked like the White House wanted just to control “the narrative.” But its seizure of AP phone records and surveillance of Fox employees now show its real aim: to control the news.
The Obama political team at the White House has always prided itself on its media savvy. After all, they got a candidate with an otherwise unsalable socialist past elected on a campaign that sold his personality, not his platform.
They won saintly press coverage, with much blather, mostly from the Washington Post about how Obama was all about “storytelling” and selling a “narrative.”
They also mastered the hard propaganda, creating a Pepsi-Cola-like happy horizons logo to substitute for a platform and market their candidate and even employed pop artist Shepard Fairey to drive the hipsterly message home through his famous portrait.
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 5-21-2013 | Ben Johnson
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:49:12 PM by topher
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Would the woman most closely associated with the TSA airport stripsearches make a good presidential candidate? The abortion lobbying group EMILY’s List and The Washington Post think so.
This month, EMILY’s List launched an initiative entitled “Madam President” dedicated to electing the first female president.
The group’s president, Stephanie Schriock, said she was not placing all her bets on a Hilary Clinton candidacy.
The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 13, 2013, 6:49 AM | Jim Hoft
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 9:03:36 AM by Texas Fossil
The IRS not only targeted conservative Tea Party groups and Jews… They also targeted conservative groups that taught the US
The Washington Post reported:
On Jan. 15, 2012 the agency decided to target “political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform movement.,” according to the appendix in the IG report, which was requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has yet to be released.
Ted Cruz Has All the Right Enemies
Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2013 | Brent Bozell
Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 9:48:42 AM by Kaslin
Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 9:48:42 AM by Kaslin
The Washington Post offered a splashy profile of freshman Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, and the most surprising thing about it was a lack of venom. The reporter described “the self-assured, nonstop talker who won national debate championships as an undergraduate at Princeton.”
Cruz “honed his reputation early in his career as a dazzling Supreme Court advocate” and now “has bashed into the national conversation,” most notably in attacking establishment Republicans, who’ve called him and other young Senate conservatives “wacko birds.”
This story, however, wasn’t as surprising as James Carville’s declaration on ABC’s “This Week.” He was typically blunt — but in a wholly unexpected direction. “I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years.”
Washington Post ^ | 4/03/13 | Valerie Strauss
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 10:59:14 PM by Libloather
Bill Ayers, a retired professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in no uncertain terms takes aim in this post at federal school policies that led to the Atlanta cheating scandal.
Ayers, a radical activist during the 1960s and ’70s, had the national spotlight thrown on him during the 2008 presidential campaign when right-wing commentators tried, incorrectly, to say he had a close relationship with then candidate Barack Obama.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Will Attempted Bomb Attack Be Blamed on ‘Violent Rhetoric’?
Gather ^ | April 12, 2013 | Renee Nal
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been effectively vilified in the mainstream media—possibly contributing to an attempt on his life. On Friday, a package addressed to the controversial Sheriff would have exploded, possibly killing him if the device was not intercepted. This was not the first attempt to assassinate the sheriff.
April 3, 2013
It’s a push that walks a tightrope, since it is expected to help boost the continuing economic recovery immediately but risks opening up the shaky lending that led to the housing crash.
Obama’s plan would provide for more lending to individuals such as young people buying their first homes, as well as people whose credit has been damaged by the recession.
Conservative Libertarian Outpost | MOLAN LABE!… “UN Arms Trade Treaty Calls for Disarmament of Persons 55 and Older”
Within the pages of “Behold a Pale Horse,” Cooper charges that certain sectors of the U.S. government initiated a covert operation decades ago designed to gradually turn the population against the private ownership of firearms.
In order to accomplish such a feat, the government set about on a deliberate course of action that would insure that deadly, military grade firearms would make it into the hands of dangerous criminals.
UN Secretary Gen. Ban Ki-moon spoke about the impetus behind the controversial measure at a press conference over the weekend in New York City, the site of the final negotiations between the 193 Member States.
“Regulating the international transfers of both weapons and ammunition is a key component of a robust arms trade treaty, as is limiting civilian access to small arms and munitions,” said Ban Ki-moon.
UN disarms elderly
PFC Agnes Agnieszka mans a machine gun next to a truck.
“There’s an emerging consensus that certain groups should be restricted from possessing conventional arms, certainly those who fuel conflict, arm criminals or violations of international humanitarian or human rights law are at the top of the list,” Ban Ki-moon continued.
“But also, the international community believes segments of the population that present a danger to themselves and others, chiefly individuals deemed or adjudicated mentally defective and persons with attenuating cerebral faculties, should be added to that list.”
The UN Small Arms Treaty Talks Are Getting Serious – Where’s The Outrage?… “despite being less than 24 hours away. Conservative blogs and sites are as guilty as the Mainstream Media.”
Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 18, 2013 | Dean Garrison
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:50:48 AM by EXCH54FE
From March 18-28 the United Nations will again meet with an updated draft to try to finalize passage of its Small Arms Treaty. However it doesn’t seem to be a story, despite being less than 24 hours away. Conservative blogs and sites are as guilty as the Mainstream Media. Almost no one is speaking out against a Treaty that has the ability to change America, and the world as we know it, forever.
To give credit where credit is due I will say that the NRA has not dropped this fight. It just seems that most everyone else views it as a non-story. As of this morning I found six total sources reporting the story within the last two days. I consider that unacceptable. Here is a quote from NRA opposes U.N. arms treaty, which was published earlier today in The Washington Post:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchTop Secret America –
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Top Secret America is a series of investigative articles published on the post-9/11 growth of the United States Intelligence Community. The report was first published in The Washington Post on July 19, 2010, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dana Priest and William Arkin.
The three-part series, which took nearly two years to research, was prepared with the assistance of more than a dozen journalists. It focuses on the expansion of secret intelligence departments within the government, and the outsourcing of services.An online database at TopSecretAmerica.com, as well as the articles to be published, were made available to government officials several months prior to the publications of the report. Each data point at the website was substantiated by at least two public records.
FrontPage Magazine.com ^ | Feb. 19, 2013 | David Greenfield
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 8:07:07 AM by Tugo
During the Bush administration there were only two American commanders of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Under Obama there have so far been five. There has been a new ISAF commander nearly every single year that Obama has been in office. The only exception is 2012 when Obama was too busy trying to win an election to bother further sabotaging a losing war.
WAPO ^ | Friday, March 8, 5:47 PM | Rand Paul
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 7:19:32 PM by Dacula
If I had planned to speak for 13 hours when I took the Senate floor Wednesday, I would’ve worn more comfortable shoes. I started my filibuster with the words, “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA. I will speak until I can no longer speak” — and I meant it.
I wanted to sound an alarm bell from coast to coast. I wanted everybody to know that our Constitution is precious and that no American should be killed by a drone without first being charged with a crime.
McCain Doubles-Down, Calls Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Ted Cruz ‘Wacko Birds’
Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 12:54:25 PM by Reaganite Republican
This is what WAR feels like, eh?
Newspaper editor and book author Bob Woodward continued his battle with President Barack Obama’s administration on Thursday, saying the White House is playing the “old trick” of attacking the messenger because he accurately reported the president’s reversal on the upcoming sequester.
“They got caught and — this is an old trick — make the conduct of the press the issue rather than their conduct,” Woodward told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night. “The biggest story in Washington is the town itself. What a craze it has become.”
The Blaze ^ | February 27, 2013 | Jason Howerton
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:26:38 PM by Art in Idaho
Appearing on CNN Wednesday, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward said a “very senior person” at the White House warned him that he would “regret doing this,” referring to his outspoken criticism of President Barack Obama’s handling of the impending forced cuts known as the sequester.
“I think they’re confused,” Woodward told CNN host Wolf Blitzer. Woodward apparently went on to criticize Obama further over the sequester the same day he received the warning from the White House.
(Gunny G: As Always, See The Reader Responses!!!) ~ Woodward: Obama Exhibiting ‘A Kind of Madness I Haven’t Seen in a Long Time’
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:59:38 PM by chessplayer
Just days after he wrote a piece in the Post exposing the inconvenient truth that it was indeed the White House that initially proposed sequestration during the 2011 debt ceiling debate, Woodward appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday saying that Obama’s decision to not send the USS Truman to the Persian Gulf as a result of these deliberations was “a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time”
(video follows with transcript and commentary):
Reevaluating the President’s Push for Pre-K
Eagleye Blog ^ | February 14, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 1:35:20 PM by eagleye85
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama proposed “working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in America.” This additional preschool access would, of course, be funded through federal and state coffers. President Obama is headed to Georgia today to “formally unveil his proposal for expanding early childhood education,” reports the Washington Post.
Boston.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:14:39 PM by Mad Dawgg
WASHINGTON (AP) — They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens.
But the troops that launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now their battlefield contributions may be recognized.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Wednesday that for the first time the Pentagon is creating a medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but do it from afar.