Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 3:38:42 PM by Justaham
President Obama said Sunday that the United States is still “working on” democracy and a top aide said he has taken “historic steps” to improve democracy in the United States during his time in office.
The remarks came as Obama met with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev — one of the U.S. president’s many meetings with world leaders ahead of this week’s nuclear summit.
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 3:13:20 PM by Plutarch
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Looking out from the harbor here, it’s easy to imagine a mortar lighting up the night sky as it hurtled toward Fort Sumter and signaled the start of the Civil War. It’s also easy, standing inside the walls of the island garrison, to view today’s nullification battle over health care less as a frivolous political game and more as a serious threat to the Constitution.
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 2:28:59 PM by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Hojjatoleslam Mir Tajeddini wants Obama tried by international tribunal for threatening Iran.
A top Iranian regime offiicial blasted Barack Obama today for his threatening comments about a nuclear attack on Iran. Vice-President for Parliamentary Affairs, Hojjatoleslam Mir Tajeddini, told reporters that Obama should be tried in an international tribunal.
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 2:09:35 PM by Nachum
On ABC’s This Week, when retired ABC newsman Sam Donaldson recommended that President Barack Obama nominate, to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, someone who “is going to stand up for the principles – on the left, if you will – that he believes in,” Cokie Roberts jumped in: “I’m not so sure he is so far to the left.” Donaldson agreed: “Well, I’m not sure either.”
FBI Destroyed File on Obama’s Grandfather, Journalist Discloses
Christian Newswire ^ | April 12, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 1:58:38 PM by Sopater
MEDIA ADVISORY, April 12 /Christian Newswire/ — The FBI destroyed a file on Barack Obama’s grandfather, the man who selected Communist Frank Marshall Davis to be the future president’s mentor during his growing-up years in Hawaii.
“The FBI confirms that a file was maintained on Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham,” states Cliff Kincaid, the journalist who runs the public policy group, America’s Survival, Inc. (ASI). “This is a troubling development in the effort to understand the Marxism that drives Obama’s policies as president today.”
In correspondence with Kincaid, available at http://www.usasurvival.org, the FBI says the file was destroyed in 1997. The FBI made the admission after Kincaid complied with a request to verify the identity of Dunham and the fact that he was deceased.
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 12:59:07 PM by EricTheRed_VocalMinority
In the first hour of Friday’s show, Mark made the case that the upcoming resignation of SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens may have dire consequences for the future of the country.
Convinced that Stevens’ resignation was deliberately timed (in order that an ultra-leftist president to fill with a like-minded judge), Mark recalls some of the nation’s most disastrous and Constitution-twisting decisions made by a mere 5-4 SCOTUS vote. Two of them—were the doing of Justice Stevens himself:
(1) The decision to allow the EPA to regulate the emission of carbon dioxide, a newly-declared pollutant, and
(2) the decision to grant terrorist detainees held at Camp G’tmo certain civil rights they were not entitled to, which interfered with President Bush’s legitimate war-making powers and which to this day jeopardizes our national security.
Old Picture Foretells Our Future Under President Obama
New York Times ^ | May 21, 2008 | NY Times
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 1:06:33 PM by X180A
The author, Fareed Zakaria, fortells was interviewed (emphasis added).
“As Mr. Zakaria sees it, the “economic dysfunctions in America today” are the product not of “deep inefficiencies within the American economy,” but of specific government policies — which could be reformed “quickly and relatively easily” to put the country on a more stable footing. “A set of sensible reforms could be enacted tomorrow,” he says, “to trim wasteful spending and subsidies, increase savings, expand training in science and technology, secure pensions, create a workable immigration process and achieve significant efficiencies in the use of energy” — if only the current political process weren’t crippled by partisanship, special-interest agendas, a sensation-driven media, ideological attack groups and legislative gridlock.”