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Washington needs to change. Special interests and lobbyists have gained far too much power over our political system, leaving millions of hardworking Americans utterly voiceless in our country. President Trump is instituting several anti-corruption reforms such as lobbying bans to help “drain the swamp” of corruption in Washington. He will also apply decades of practical, hands-on business experience to streamline our government, make it more accountable, and crack down on pay-for-play tactics that have enriched a select few at the expense of the taxpayer.


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500 Days Of Democrat Obstruction

- June 5, 2018

In President Trump’s first 500 days in office, Senate Democrats have made it their mission to obstruct the President at all costs... Continue Reading »

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Tammy Baldwin's obstructing again

- May 17, 2018

Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin played hypocritical partisan games with American national security by voting against Gina Haspel’s confirmation as CIA Director.... Continue Reading »

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Bob Casey Obstructing Again

- May 17, 2018

Today, Senator Bob Casey played hypocritical partisan games with American national security by voting against Gina Haspel’s confirmation as CIA Director.... Continue Reading »

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Debbie Stabenow Obstructing Again

- May 17, 2018

Today, Senator Debbie Stabenow played hypocritical partisan games with American national security by voting against Gina Haspel’s confirmation as CIA Director.... Continue Reading »

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Jon Tester continues to #Resist and Obstruct

- May 17, 2018

Today, Senator Jon Tester played hypocritical partisan games with American national security by voting against Gina Haspel’s confirmation as CIA Director.... Continue Reading »

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Sherrod Brown Obstructing Again

- May 17, 2018

Today, Senator Sherrod Brown played hypocritical partisan games with American national security by voting against Gina Haspel’s confirmation as CIA Director.... Continue Reading »

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Union Leader Editorial to Senators Shaheen & Hassan: Confirm Haspel

- May 11, 2018

The New Hampshire Union Leader editorial board has a message for Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen: stop the partisan games and confirm Gina Haspel as CIA...... Continue Reading »

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It's time for MN Democrats to put partisan politics aside...

- May 10, 2018

Minnesota Democrats have an important decision to make in coming days – will they put partisan politics aside to support Gina Haspel’s nomination?... Continue Reading »

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If they've lost MSNBC...

- May 10, 2018

The hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe absolutely shredded Sen. Angus King (I-ME) for his opposition to Gina Haspel’s nomination this morning. Scarborough called out...... Continue Reading »

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If they've lost MSNBC...

- May 10, 2018

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High Praise Heaped On Haspel At Hearing

- May 9, 2018

Haspel WTAS: “very effective,” “composed,” “exceeded expectations,” “strong”... Continue Reading »

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Dems' War on a Highly-Qualified Woman

- May 8, 2018

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Comey's Gross Negligence

- April 27, 2018

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Senator Brown votes to obstruct National Security

- April 26, 2018

Today, Senator Sherrod Brown played partisan political games with American diplomacy by voting against Mike Pompeo’s confirmation as Secretary of State.... Continue Reading »

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Senator Stabenow votes to obstruct National Security

- April 26, 2018

Today, Senator Debbie Stabenow played partisan political games with American diplomacy by voting against Mike Pompeo’s confirmation as Secretary of State.... Continue Reading »

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Claire McCaskill Doesn't Practice What She Preaches

- April 24, 2018

Yesterday, Mike Pompeo’s confirmation to America’s top diplomatic position as Secretary of State passed a crucial step.... Continue Reading »

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Democrats Don’t Practice What They Preach

- April 24, 2018

Yesterday, Mike Pompeo’s confirmation to America’s top diplomatic position as Secretary of State passed a crucial step.... Continue Reading »

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Democrats Don't Practice What They Preach

- April 24, 2018

In the past, Senate Democrats said the President deserves the team of their choice confirmed, but they have continuously blocked President Trump’s nominees... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: RNC Chairwoman McDaniel: Opposition To Pompeo Is Pure Partisanship

- April 23, 2018

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Comey Reviews

- April 20, 2018

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Senator Coons, Dems Running Out Of Excuses On Pompeo

- April 18, 2018

The excuses for Democrats to oppose Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State are getting weaker and weaker.... Continue Reading »

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Savannah grills "Catty" Comey

- April 18, 2018

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ICYMI: Chairwoman McDaniel: James Comey Has Denigrated Millions of Trump Voters

- April 16, 2018

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RNC Statement on James Comey

- April 15, 2018

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JAMES AND THE GIANT BREACH

- April 15, 2018

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Left-Leaning WaPo Editorial Board to Senator Schumer: Confirm Pompeo

- April 13, 2018

The Washington Post editorial board has a message for Chuck Schumer: stop the partisan games and confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.... Continue Reading »

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Left-Leaning WaPo Editorial Board to Senator King: Confirm Pompeo

- April 13, 2018

The Washington Post editorial board has a message for Senator Angus King: stop the partisan games and confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.... Continue Reading »

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Left-Leaning WaPo Editorial Board to Senators Reed and Whitehouse: Confirm Pompe

- April 13, 2018

The Washington Post editorial board has a message for Senators Reed and Whitehouse: stop the partisan games and confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Left-Leaning WaPo Editorial Board to Senators Hassan and Shaheen: Confirm

- April 13, 2018

The Washington Post editorial board has a message for Senators Hassan and Shaheen: stop the partisan games and confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.... Continue Reading »

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"A Higher Royalty"

- April 13, 2018

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With Comey, It's All About Himself

- April 13, 2018

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Comey Not Credible, Just Ask Democrats

- April 13, 2018

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FIRST LOOK: COMEY'S BOOK LEAKS

- April 12, 2018

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Senator Schumer, Support Pompeo, Not Partisanship

- April 11, 2018

As Mike Pompeo begins his Senate hearings and the confirmation process to become our next Secretary of State, New Yorkers will be watching to see if Senator Chuck...... Continue Reading »

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Senators Reed and Whitehouse, Support Pompeo, Not Partisanship

- April 11, 2018

As Mike Pompeo begins his Senate hearings and the confirmation process to become our next Secretary of State, Rhode Islanders will be watching to see if Senators...... Continue Reading »

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Senators Hassan and Shaheen, Support Pompeo, Not Partisanship

- April 11, 2018

As Mike Pompeo begins his Senate hearings and the confirmation process to become our next Secretary of State, the people of New Hampshire will be watching to see...... Continue Reading »

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Senator King, Support Pompeo, Not Partisanship

- April 11, 2018

As Mike Pompeo begins his Senate hearings and the confirmation process to become our next Secretary of State, Mainers will be watching to see if Senator Angus...... Continue Reading »

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Comey Is Not Credible, Just Ask Democrats

- April 10, 2018

Before President Trump fired James Comey, many Dems called for Comey to step aside, calling his conduct “outrageous,” “appalling,” and “damaging to the institution of law enforcement”... Continue Reading »

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Comey’s Long History Of Misstatements And Misconduct

- April 10, 2018

Comey’s claim that President Trump interfered in the Russia investigation is contradicted by testimony... Continue Reading »

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Democrats Play Politics With President Trump’s Nominees

- April 3, 2018

Senate Democrats have obstructed the appointment of President Trump’s nominees to a historic degree... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairwoman McDaniel: Missing FBI Text Messages Warrant Investigation

- January 24, 2018

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Year In Review: More Judges, Less Red Tape

- December 21, 2017

Tax cuts weren’t the only win, President Trump & Congressional Republicans have reshaped the government through regulation rollbacks and a historic number of judges... Continue Reading »

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Elizabeth Warren's Brainchild Is A Mess And President Trump Is Ready To Fix It

- November 29, 2017

After years of mismanagement, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set for an overhaul under President Trump... Continue Reading »

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Benefiting From It For Years, McCaskill Fights To Keep The Tax Code Status Quo

- November 15, 2017

Senator McCaskill’s hypocrisy on tax reform is on full display.... Continue Reading »

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The Fusion GPS Problem For Democrats

- November 14, 2017

The firm responsible for the Steele dossier has deep ties to Russia, and that is a big problem for Democrats.... Continue Reading »

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Watchdog Group: DNC & Clinton Campaign Broke The Law With Dossier Payments

- October 26, 2017

This week, it was revealed Fusion GPS was hired by the DNC and the Clinton campaign through a law firm... Continue Reading »

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The $1.3 Million Reason To Be Skeptical Of The Perez/DNC Denial About Fusion GPS

- October 25, 2017

Perkins Coie still worked for the DNC, is the DNC saying their own law firm withheld information from them?... Continue Reading »

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The Russia Story Keeps Getting Worse For Democrats

- October 24, 2017

As the Russian investigations move forward, Democrats are starting to have A problem on their hands... Continue Reading »

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The Russia Investigation Is Turning On Democrats

- October 23, 2017

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BREAKING: Big Blow for Bribin' Bob

- October 16, 2017

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The United States Of America v. Bob Menendez

- September 29, 2017

The details being revealed at Bob Menendez's federal corruption trial don't look good for him... Continue Reading »

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Warren Undermines The Integrity Of Our Courts

- September 28, 2017

Senator Elizabeth Warren continues her effort to obstruct judicial nominees. ... Continue Reading »

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is Harry Reid next to testify?

- September 28, 2017

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84% want Menendez to resign if convicted

- September 25, 2017

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New RNC Digital Ad: “The Menendez Trial: A Real-Life TV Drama”

- September 25, 2017

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ICYMI: Menendez's trial is already taking a political toll

- September 18, 2017

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Bribery? Corruption? Where?

- September 17, 2017

Democrats are either standing by their beleaguered colleague or exhibiting amnesia when it comes to Senator Menendez's bribery trial... Continue Reading »

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NJ voters want Menendez gone

- September 14, 2017

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Hillary Clinton Implies Comey Committed Perjury

- September 14, 2017

CONTRADICTING COMEY'S SWORN TESTIMONY, HILLARY CLINTON IMPLIES THE CLINTON-LYNCH TARMAC MEETING WAS NOT THE ACTUAL REASON FOR COMEY'S EMAIL PRESS CONFERENCE... Continue Reading »

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Mexico Joe Keeps Saying He Opposes Outsourcing, But Keeps His Profits From It

- September 13, 2017

Despite profiting from outsourcing American jobs, Mexico Joe still says he's against outsourcing American jobs... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairwoman McDaniel: Democrats Are Hiding From The Senator Menendez Bribery Trial

- September 13, 2017

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Show Me The (Single-Payer) Money!

- September 12, 2017

Today, Senator Bernie Sanders releases a single-payer bill with support from far-left Democrats, but reports suggest they will refuse to explain how to pay for it... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: If Bob Menendez is guilty, boot him

- September 12, 2017

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The Menendez Money Trail

- September 12, 2017

Most Democrats have refused to return contributions from their colleague who currently is on trial for felony bribery & corruption charges. ... Continue Reading »

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Dems dirty Menendez $$$

- September 12, 2017

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NSFW: “Bob’s Babes” testify

- September 12, 2017

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new trial, who dis?

- September 7, 2017

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Would Senate Democrats Allow A Convicted Felon To Stay In The Senate?

- September 5, 2017

Democrats Have So Far Kept Silent On Senator Menendez's Legal Troubles And Have Not Ruled Out Letting Him Stay In The Senate Should He Be Convicted... Continue Reading »

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New RNC Video on Menendez Trial: Why Would It Be Any Different Now?

- September 5, 2017

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ICYMI: RNC Launches Effort to Pressure Dems On Menendez Corruption Trial

- September 5, 2017

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Democrat Leadership Has States Feeling Blue

- August 31, 2017

Things aren’t going so hot in the few states left where Democrats have a monopoly on power... Continue Reading »

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Harry Reid asked Obama WH to help Menendez's donor

- August 31, 2017

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Kellyanne Conway: Bob Menendez is a little busy these days

- August 31, 2017

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DWS continues to dodge on IT staffer scandal

- August 23, 2017

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ICYMI: Federal grand jury indicts former Wasserman Schultz aide Imran Awan

- August 18, 2017

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Fusion GPS: What Are They Hiding?

- August 16, 2017

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ICYMI: DNC Turns Against Wasserman Schultz As Staffer Scandal Intensifies

- August 10, 2017

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ICYMI: The Scandal That Matters

- August 5, 2017

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DWS calls FBI, Capitol Police racist

- August 4, 2017

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Joe Manchin’s Record Is A Canary In A Coal Mine Of 2018 Trouble

- August 3, 2017

It Is Clear From His Record The Senator From Coal Country Does Not Prioritize The Views And Values Of His Constituents ... Continue Reading »

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A Better (Plea) Deal

- August 2, 2017

A Mounting Number Of Democrats Are Connected To Ethics Scandals Or Are Directly Under Federal Investigation... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Congress Demands Answers from Rep. Wasserman Schultz

- August 1, 2017

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The Debbie Wasserman Schultz & House Democrats’ Growing IT Scandal

- August 1, 2017

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, And Other House Democrats, Have Questions To Answer About The Employment Of A Family Of IT Staffers Involved In A Growing Potential Criminal Investigation... Continue Reading »

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Floridians deserve answers

- July 31, 2017

In case you missed it, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) found herself in the middle of a massive scandal this past week when her IT staffer Imran Awan was...... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairwoman McDaniel: Where Are Democrats on DWS's Scandal?

- July 31, 2017

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Ohioans deserve answers

- July 31, 2017

In case you missed it, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) found herself in the middle of a massive scandal this past week when her IT staffer Imran Awan was...... Continue Reading »

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Hoosiers deserve answers

- July 31, 2017

In case you missed it, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) found herself in the middle of a massive scandal this past week when her IT staffer Imran Awan was...... Continue Reading »

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Promise Kept: Cutting Red Tape

- July 27, 2017

President Trump Has Successfully Cut Hundreds Of Burdensome And Costly Regulations To Protect Taxpayers And Grow The Economy ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: RNC Chair: DWS IT Aide Arrest “Huge National Security Issue"

- July 26, 2017

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ICYMI: Chairwoman McDaniel: DWS Obstructed A Potential National Security Threat

- July 26, 2017

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Meet Fusion GPS

- July 26, 2017

Today, The Senate Judiciary Committee Focuses On The Democrat & Russia-Connected Firm That Worked With Foreign Agents To Produce An Unsubstantiated Anti-Trump Opposition Research Dossier... Continue Reading »

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Hypocritical Hamptons Harris

- July 20, 2017

AFTER RUNNING AS A WARRIOR FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS, SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA) IS SPENDING HER SECOND WEEKEND FUNDRAISING IN THE HAMPTONS ... Continue Reading »

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Meet Maxine Waters: The Voice Of Anti-Trump Democrats

- July 20, 2017

One Of Congress’s Most Corrupt Members Is Now One Of The Leaders Of The Democrat Party... Continue Reading »

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Mailing it in... for Hillary

- July 19, 2017

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Dems Are Playing Politics With America's Security

- July 19, 2017

Over 20 National Security-Related Nominees Are Awaiting Senate Confirmation, But Democrats Have Prioritized Obstructing Trump Over America's Safety... Continue Reading »

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Democrats Have Changed Their Minds On Obstructing Presidential Appointments

- July 18, 2017

Senate Democrats Displaying Stunning Hypocrisy By Obstructing President Trump’s Nominations... Continue Reading »

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Sexist??

- July 16, 2017

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Senator Warren Continues To Oppose Qualified Nominees

- July 11, 2017

Senator Warren Opposed Neomi Rao’s Nomination To The Office Of Information And Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Because Professor Rao Was Critical Of An Agency Set Up By Warren Under President Obama ... Continue Reading »

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Obstruction Junction

- July 10, 2017

Senate Democrats Are Obstructing President Trump And The American People By Refusing To Give Nominees A Fair Vote... Continue Reading »

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FBI investigation grows as Bernie draws a primary challenge

- July 10, 2017

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Dodges Questions & Misleads About His FBI Investigation

- June 28, 2017

Sen. Sanders Said That His Wife Left Burlington College "In Better Shape" When She Left.... Continue Reading »

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McCaskill used foundation $$ to visit Sergey Kislyak

- June 28, 2017

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Bernie is p***ed.

- June 28, 2017

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Bernie & His Wife Lawyer Up As FBI Investigates Them For Fraud

- June 27, 2017

Federal Investigators Are Reviewing Jane O’Meara Sanders Fraudulently Obtained Loans For A Land Purchase As President Of Burlington College –And Whether Bernie’s Senate Office Greased The Wheels... Continue Reading »

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BACKFIRED: Comey Hearing Exposed Democrat-Media Corruption

- June 12, 2017

Democrats had hoped to use Former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate hearing as a weapon against President Trump, but their plan immediately backfired.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Trump Delivering Biggest Cut In Regulations Since Reagan

- June 9, 2017

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Where’s Comey’s Memo On Lynch’s Interference With The Clinton Investigation?

- June 8, 2017

COMEY CONFIRMED OBAMA'S DOJ INTERFERED WITH THE FBI'S CLINTON INVESTIGATION, BUT COMEY DIDN'T BOTHER TO DOCUMENT THAT ... Continue Reading »

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“Disingenuous,” “Calculating,” “Political”: Reactions To Comey’s Testimony

- June 8, 2017

Comey’s Testimony Was Roundly Criticized As Self-Serving And Disingenuous... Continue Reading »

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James Comey Was Against Leaking Before He Was For It

- June 8, 2017

Today, Comey Was Forced To Admit That He Leaked His Own Memo Through A Friend To A Reporter... Continue Reading »

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The Obama Legacy: America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

- June 7, 2017

Former President Barack Obama Failed To Make Good On His Promise To Make Progress On America’s Deteriorating Infrastructure... Continue Reading »

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Sen. Manchin’s Campaign And Family Benefit From EpiPen “Price Gouging”

- June 6, 2017

Senator Manchin’s Daughter Is The CEO Of Mylan—A Company That Dramatically Raised The Price Of A Lifesaving Drug While At The Same Time Giving Executives, Including Manchin’s Daughter, Generous Compensation Packages ... Continue Reading »

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Former Clinton CIA Director Woolsey: Leakers Are "Traitors To The Country"

- May 31, 2017

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Democrats Used To Agree Leaks Are Dangerous And A Threat To National Security

- May 25, 2017

Democrats, Including President Obama, Once Frequently Spoke Of The Harmful Impacts Leaks Have On Our National Security... Continue Reading »

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FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub Continues Pushing Partisan Agendas

- May 24, 2017

This Morning, Weintraub Took To CNN To Criticize White House Counsel Don McGahn, Adding To Weintraub’s Long History Of Pushing A Partisan Left-Wing Agenda... Continue Reading »

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Where’s The Beef?: Democrats And Republicans Agree There’s No There There

- May 23, 2017

Allegations Of Collusion Between The Trump Campaign And Russia Continue To Fall Apart As Democrats And Republicans Agree That There Is No Evidence The Trump Campaign Colluded With Russia... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Paul Ryan: Obama's regulatory tailspin has been repealed

- May 18, 2017

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ICYMI: Sarah Sanders: Democrats Playing Partisan Games On Comey Firing

- May 11, 2017

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RNC Releases New Video: “Democrat Hypocrisy On Firing Comey”

- May 11, 2017

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That Time Dems Thought A Gov. Shutdown Was “Reckless” “Hostage-Taking”

- April 27, 2017

In The Past Democrats Have Strongly Rejected The Idea Of A Government Shutdown ... Continue Reading »

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U.S. Tax System: Costly, Convoluted, And In Need Of An Overhaul

- April 26, 2017

Tax Reform Is Desperately Needed To Fix A System That Has Grown Overly Complex And Hinders Economic Growth ... Continue Reading »

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Ditching Obama's Withdrawn Approach, Trump Has Been Accessible To Congress

- April 26, 2017

In a sharp contrast from his predecessor, President Trump has prioritized accessibility to members of Congress from both sides of the aisle. ... Continue Reading »

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President Trump’s 100 Days Of Streamlining Government

- April 26, 2017

During President Trump’s First 100 Days He Has Worked Tirelessly To Roll Back Excessive Government Regulations & Red Tape ... Continue Reading »

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Big Government & Big Debts: Meet Rob Quist

- April 12, 2017

After Repeatedly Failing To Pay His Montana State Taxes, Rob Quist Has Suddenly Discovered Civic Responsibility And Now Wants To Impose His Big Government Policies On Montana... Continue Reading »

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Sen. Menendez & His Dirty Doctor

- April 12, 2017

As Senator Bob Menendez Awaits A Fall Federal Corruption Trial, His Longtime Friend And Alleged Partner In Crime, Dr. Salomon Melgen, Is Currently On Trial In A $105 Million Medicare Fraud Case... Continue Reading »

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Confirmation Day: Recap Of Praise For Gorsuch & Opposition To Dem Obstructionism

- April 7, 2017

Wall Street Journal: "Democrats Have No Good Reason To Oppose Judge Gorsuch So They Are Inventing Bad Reasons"... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel On "America's News HQ"

- April 6, 2017

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"Sad…Desperate…An Attempt To Distract"

- April 5, 2017

According To Buzzfeed, "A Short Section In Judge Neil Gorsuch's 2006 Book Appears To Copy - At Times Word-For-Word - From A 1984 Law Review Article." "A short section in Judge Neil Gorsuch's 2006 book appears to copy - at times word-for-word - from a 1984 law review article by a lawyer in Indiana. Other sections of his book that were reviewed by BuzzFeed News contain additional apparent attribution errors." (Chris Geidner, "A Short Section In Neil Gorsuch's 2006 Book Appears To Be Copied From A Law Review Article," Buzzfeed , 4/4/17)... Continue Reading »

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A Man Of Action: Trump Sets "Breakneck Pace" In First Three Weeks

- February 10, 2017

President Trump Is Moving Swiftly To Enact His Agenda To Make America Great Again... Continue Reading »

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These Dem Senators Supported Gorsuch In 2006 Now Won’t Commit To Up-Or-Down Vote

- February 9, 2017

In 2006, Twelve Current Democrat Senators Joined Their Colleagues In Unanimously Supporting Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation To The Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals... Continue Reading »

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Warren Launches Book Tour From Senate Floor

- February 8, 2017

Elizabeth Warren's Disparaging Comments About Fellow Senator Jeff Sessions Have Nothing To Do With Principles And Everything To Do With Political Advancement... Continue Reading »

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Newspapers Nationwide Heap Praise On Gorsuch

- February 7, 2017

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FACT CHECK: Dems Try To Create False SCOTUS Standard

- February 2, 2017

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Legal Scholars Concur, Gorsuch Is Great SCOTUS Pick

- February 2, 2017

Law Professors, Attorneys, And Judges All Agree: The Legal Community Is Gushing For Gorsuch... Continue Reading »

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Dem Disarray Divides Their SCOTUS Response

- February 1, 2017

The Democrat Far-Left Remains Unsatisfied With Its Party's Response To President Trump's Supreme Court Announcement... Continue Reading »

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Praise Pours In For President Trump's Rollout Of Judge Neil Gorsuch

- January 31, 2017

The Prime Time Announcement Of Judge Neil Gorsuch Was Called "Very Impressive," "How It's Supposed To Be Done," An "Awesome Event" And A "Success"... Continue Reading »

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The Verdict Is In & Gorsuch Garners High Praise

- January 31, 2017

Meet The Nominee That Has Been Described As "Impossible To Oppose"... Continue Reading »

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SCOTUS WATCH: Democrats Bring Their Confirmation Hypocrisy To The Supreme Court

- January 30, 2017

The Democrats Delaying The Confirmation Of President Trump's Cabinet And Their Opposition To An Unannounced Supreme Court Nominee Has Made It Clear Their Obstruction Is All About Playing Politics... Continue Reading »

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SCOTUS WATCH: The American People Wanted Donald Trump To Fill The SCOTUS Vacancy

- January 29, 2017

While Democrats Prepare To Launch A Campaign Against President Trump's Soon-To-Be Announced SCOTUS Nominee, They Should Remember Their Favorite Tune From The Obama Era: "Elections Have Consequences"... Continue Reading »

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Supreme Hypocrisy: Dick Durbin's 180 On Filibusters For SCOTUS Nominees

- January 29, 2017

With Obama In Office, Senate Minority Leader Dick Durbin Said "Historically, Supreme Court Justices Have Never Been Filibustered," But Now He's Singing A Different Tune... Continue Reading »

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What They Are Saying About Rep. Mick Mulvaney At Today's Hearings

- January 24, 2017

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): Mulvaney Is "Incredibly Smart. He's Made It His Life's Work To Understand What's Wrong With Our Government And He Would Be Dedicated To Fixing It."... Continue Reading »

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Gen. James Mattis: A Uniquely Qualified And Exceptional Nominee

- January 11, 2017

The Reviews Are In, And General James "Mad Dog" Mattis Has Been Widely Endorsed And Praised As A Singularly Exceptional And Qualified Nominee... Continue Reading »

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Tillerson Wins Praise

- January 10, 2017

President-Elect Trump's Nominee For Secretary Of State Has Been Lauded By Experienced Foreign Policy Experts... Continue Reading »

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A Legacy Of Failure

- January 10, 2017

While Obama Tries To Spin His Presidency In A "Farewell Address," His Real Legacy Is One Of Failed Policies At Home And Abroad... Continue Reading »

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Lewis Once Joined Hands With Sessions To Commemorate Civil Rights

- January 10, 2017

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Booker’s Unprecedented Attack Undermined By Own Praise Of Sessions

- January 9, 2017

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Endorsements For Senator Jeff Sessions Flood In

- January 9, 2017

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Democrat Hypocrisy On Cabinet Confirmations

- January 8, 2017

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Biden: Senate Democrats Should Give Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee A Vote

- January 6, 2017

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RNC Statement On President Obama’s Military And Veterans Town Hall

- September 28, 2016

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RNC Statement On Override Of President Obama’s Veto Of JASTA

- September 28, 2016

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RNC Statement On Latest Iran Ransom Revelations

- August 17, 2016

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ICYMI: Obama's Cash for Iran's Hostages

- August 4, 2016

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RNC Statement On The Obama Administration Sending $400 Million Dollars To Iran

- August 3, 2016

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FBI Director Refuses to Rule Out Clinton Foundation Corruption Investigation

- July 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton may have another problem with the FBI. ... Continue Reading »

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WATCH: The RNC Exposes Hillary Clinton's Blatant Email Lies

- July 6, 2016

Hillary Clinton has spent the last 16 months looking into cameras deliberately lying to the American people... Continue Reading »

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Tale of Two Press Conferences

- July 5, 2016

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Benghazi Report Confirms: Obama and Clinton Put Politics Before Duty

- June 29, 2016

With the 2012 presidential elections weeks away, Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administraton were more concerned about protecting their political posture than protec... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement On The House Benghazi Report

- June 28, 2016

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the report issued today by the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which interviewed 81 new witnesses and uncovered 75,000 new documents to provide the most detailed account of the 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans:... Continue Reading »

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IG Report Confirms: Nearly Everything Hillary Has Said About Her Emails Is A Lie

- May 27, 2016

A devastating new report by the State Department’s Inspector General obliterates Hillary’s core email defense and reveals a purposeful disregard of the rules.... Continue Reading »

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This is What Clinton's ENDORSERS Say...

- May 19, 2016

With Friends Like These... ... Continue Reading »

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The State Department Mysteriously Cannot Find Emails from Clinton Tech Staffer

- May 9, 2016

Are we supposed to believe that Bryan Pagliano sent ZERO emails for four years. ... Continue Reading »

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Even Olivia Pope Couldn't Handle Clinton's "Scandal"-ous Case File

- April 28, 2016

Clinton's senior aides should feel right at home with a show that regularly depicts political staffers flouting the law in their relentless pursuit of power. ... Continue Reading »

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Hillary Clinton Knew Her BlackBerry Posed A Security Threat But Used It Anyway

- March 17, 2016

Once again Hillary Clinton has been caught acting like she’s above the law. Newly released documents by watchdog group Judicial Watch show that as Secretary of State... Continue Reading »

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Hillary's Liberal Litmus Tests

- March 7, 2016

"I have a bunch of [left wing] litmus tests" That's Hillary Clinton talking about U.S. Supreme Court appointments. ... Continue Reading »

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Obama Battles “We the People” on Supreme Court Nomination

- February 18, 2016

Obama wants to willing to throw out 80 years of precedent to score political points and deprive the American people a voice. ... Continue Reading »

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FBI Expands Clinton Probe to Include Public Corruption Investigation

- January 12, 2016

The FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s secret server has expanded to include public corruption in addition to the mishandling of classified information. ... Continue Reading »

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Obama Can't Lead Unless the News Tells Him To

- December 18, 2015

The Latest Chapter in Obama's Bystander Presidency... Continue Reading »

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The Latest Group to Endorse Clinton Makes Clear Whose Side She’s On

- December 10, 2015

It’s Not Taxpayers or Veterans ... Continue Reading »

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Schedule Shows Clinton’s State Dept. Breeding Ground for Cronyism

- December 1, 2015

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RNC Letter to State IG Requesting Answers on Clinton's Non-Disclosure Agreement

- November 20, 2015

Today, in reaction to reports that Hillary Clinton signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement upon becoming Secretary of State that would have dictated how she handles classified information, the RNC sent a letter to the State Department’s Inspector General with specific questions trying to determine whether her exclusive use of a private email server violated the agreement and compromised classified information. ... Continue Reading »

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TIMELINE: On Benghazi, Clinton Publicly Blamed Video, Privately Said Otherwise

- November 2, 2015

There is a growing disconnect between Hillary Clinton’s public statements following the Benghazi terror attack and what was going on in private. New information reveals that the State Department not only knew that the attack had nothing to do with a video, but that officials were specifically cautioned to stay clear of that false narrative. ... Continue Reading »

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False Statements and Unsettling Admissions From Hillary's Benghazi Testimony

- October 22, 2015

Hillary Clinton on Thursday testified before the House Select Committee about the tragic attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the massive security failures at the highest level of the Obama administration and Clinton’s State Department. ... Continue Reading »

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TIMELINE: Clinton's State Dept. Failed to Respond to Warning After Warning

- October 21, 2015

Timeline of Benghazi Attacks, Warnings, And Requests For Help ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement on Hillary Clinton Turning Over Her Private Email Server to DOJ

- August 11, 2015

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the seizure of Hillary Clinton's private email server:... Continue Reading »

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State Dept. Spends 3 Minutes Unable To Explain Utility Of Broken Clinton Ethics

May 4, 2015

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The First 100 Days: Your Republican-led Congress

- May 1, 2015

Now 100 days in, the new GOP-led Congress is delivering on these promises. As noted by USA Today, the first three months of the 114th Congress have seen significant bipartisan accomplishments.... Continue Reading »

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"I'd Refer You To..."

May 1, 2015

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State IG: Implementing Post-Benghazi Security Reforms Not Coming From The Top

April 21, 2015

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WH Dodges For 2nd Time On Whether Clinton Foundation Foreign Donations Influence

April 20, 2015

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WH Can’t Say Whether Clinton Foundation Foreign Donations Influenced State Dept. Policy

April 20, 2015

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RNC Statement On Hillary Clinton Erasing All Emails From Her Secret Server

- March 28, 2015

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus today issued the following statement in response to the news that Hillary Clinton wiped her secret server clean of all emails sent during her tenure as Secretary of State:... Continue Reading »

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McAuliffe On How EB-5 Lobbying Turned Into Scandal: “I Don’t Know”

March 26, 2015

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RNC Chairman Sends Letter To White House Demanding Answers On Clinton Foundation

- March 25, 2015

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus sent the following letter... Continue Reading »

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The McDonough Standard

- March 24, 2015

Obama's Chief Of Staff Recently Set A Standard That Even When A Statement Is Clarified "We Cannot Simply Pretend That Those Comments Were Never Made…" While Speaking To The Group J Street. MCDONOUGH: "After the election, the Prime Minister said that he had not changed his position, but for many in Israel and in the international community, such contradictory comments call into question his commitment to a two-state solution, as did his suggestion that the construction of settlements has a strategic purpose of dividing Palestinian communities and his claim that conditions in the larger Middle East must be more stable before a Palestinian state can be established. We cannot simply pretend that those comments were never made, or that they don't raise questions about the Prime Minister's commitment to achieving peace through direct negotiations." ... Continue Reading »

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Return Of The Clinton Cronies

- March 24, 2015

A New IG Report Shows How Hillary Clinton’s Brother And Pal Terry McAuliffe Leaned On An Agency For Political Favors... Continue Reading »

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WH: Separation Statement Applies To Everyone At The White House, Including Senior Staff

March 17, 2015

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WH: “No Idea” Whether Clinton Signed A Separation Statement When Leaving State Dept.

March 17, 2015

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MSNBC: State Dept. Dodges On Clinton Separation Statement, Opens Her Up To Potential Charges

March 17, 2015

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High Flying Hillary Tab Grows

- March 16, 2015

Today, USA Today Reports That As A Senator, Hillary Clinton “Dramatically Increased Her Use Of Taxpayer-Funded Charter Flights” Ahead Of Her 2006 Senate Re-election Campaign And 2008 Presidential Campaign. “In advance of her 2006 Senate re-election campaign and 2008 presidential bid, then-senator Hillary Rodham Clinton dramatically increased her use of taxpayer-funded charter flights, becoming the Senate's biggest spender on reported charter airfare.” (Paul Singer, “Clinton Spent Heavily On Charters Before Last Races,” USA Today, 3/16/15)... Continue Reading »

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AP Attorney Outlines State Dept. FOIA Lawsuit For Clinton Records

March 11, 2015

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NBC: Most Important State Dept. Emails Not Preserved, Undermining C

March 11, 2015

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The Bystander President Strikes Again

- March 9, 2015

Obama: "The Policy Of My Administration Is To Encourage Transparency, And That's Why My Emails, The BlackBerry That I Carry Around, All Those Records Are Available And Archived." (CBS News, 3/7/15)... Continue Reading »

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State Spox Struggles To Explain Procedure To Prevent Deleting Official Emails

March 4, 2015

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WH Says Government Business Should Be Conducted On Official Government Email

March 3, 2015

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WH Dodged Whether They Will Make Any Effort To Investigate If Clinton Broke Law

March 3, 2015

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WH Refuses To Say Whether Clinton “Violated,” “Skirted,” Or “Complied With” Law

March 3, 2015

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CNN’s Brianna Keilar: Clinton Wasn’t Acting Toward “Spirit” Of Transparency Rule

March 3, 2015

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Axelrod Claims The Obama Admin Hasn’t Had “A Major Scandal” Over Six Years

February 17, 2015

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CNN: Obama Will Be “The Most Polarizing President In Our History”

February 8, 2015

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Jon Karl To WH: Are Obama’s Departing Staffers “Running For The Exits?”

February 5, 2015

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Obama’s SOTU Slammed

- January 21, 2015

ABC News’ Rick Klein: Obama’s “Focus Was Not On World Affairs” And “Glossed Over” ISIS, Iran, And Yemen. “His focus was not on world affairs, despite the real worries sparked by recent events in Western Europe. He glossed over the march of ISIS, the complications surrounding an Iran nuclear deal. He didn't say the word ‘Yemen.’” (Rick Klein, “President Obama's Legacy Turn: From Yes We Can To Yes We Did,” ABC News, 1/20/15)... Continue Reading »

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NBC's Richard Engel: Obama Looking At the World Through "Rose-Colored Glasses"

January 20, 2015

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Wolf Blitzer: I Don’t Remember Another SOTU With So Many Veto Threats

January 20, 2015

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Obama’s Union By The Numbers

- January 19, 2015

As Obama Prepares To Paint A Rosy Picture Of His Presidency, A Look At The Numbers He Won’t Mention... Continue Reading »

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CBS’s Bob Schieffer In Disbelief Over Obama SOTU Proposals: “Is This For Real?”

January 18, 2015

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Leon Panetta: Obama’s Paris No-Show Was A “Mistake” & “Missed Opportunity”

January 18, 2015

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CNN Mocks Obama’s “Lame Duck” Travel Schedule

January 18, 2015

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RNC Deputy Press Secretary Raffi Williams on Newsmax TV

January 14, 2015

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W.H. Refuses To Answer Who Made Decision On Obama's Paris No-Show

January 13, 2015

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SOTU Expectations

- January 13, 2015

Next week, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union. Every year, he seems to recycle the same discredited ideas and empty rhetoric. We doubt this year will be much different, but here are three things we expect to see from the President:... Continue Reading »

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MSNBC: W.H. Stumble On Paris No-Show Was "Amateur Hour"

January 13, 2015

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W.H. Admits President & VP Were “Sitting At Home” And Could Have Gone To Paris

January 12, 2015

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White House Has No Idea What Obama Did On Sunday During Paris March

January 12, 2015

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NBC: Obama Decision To Skip Paris Event Was “Stunning” And “Ham-Handed”

January 12, 2015

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CNN Blasts Obama For Skipping Paris Event: “Leading From Behind,” “Tone Deaf”

January 12, 2015

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Lame Duck President

January 7, 2015

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Ed Henry Grills W.H. Over Obama’s Use Of Executive Orders And Memoranda

December 18, 2014

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RNC Deputy Press Secretary Raffi Williams on Hannity

December 9, 2014

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Gruber Refuses To Provide ObamaCare Documents: “Take It Up With My Counsel”

December 9, 2014

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CNN: New Defense Secretary Won’t Change White House’s “Heavy-Handed Micromanagem

December 5, 2014

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NBC: Obama Under Fire For “Soap Opera Producer” And “Big Fundraiser” Ambassador

December 3, 2014

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CNN Mocks Obama Bundler-Ambassadors' Lack Of Qualifications

December 3, 2014

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W.H. Unable To Explain Campaign Bundler’s Qualifications For Ambassadorship

December 2, 2014

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Obama's Bundle Of Trouble

- December 1, 2014

Two Of Obama's "Most Controversial" Bundler-Ambassador Nominees Prepare To Face The U.S. Senate... Continue Reading »

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David Rothkopf: WH “Micromanages” Defense Dept, Divisions Creating “Problems Down The Line”

November 30, 2014

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An Imperial Presidency

November 21, 2014

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Jay Carney Admits Obama Flip-Flopped On Immigration Actions

November 20, 2014

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RNC Responds to President Obama’s Unconstitutional Overreach

November 20, 2014

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Democrat Rep. Stumped When Asked About Legality Of Obama’s Immigration Plan

November 17, 2014

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NYT’s Peter Baker: Legal Debate On Executive Action Is “Between President Obama And President Obama”

November 16, 2014

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RNC Deputy Communications Director Sarah Isgur Flores on MSNBC

November 7, 2014

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Obama Gets Exasperated With Question About Working With Republicans

November 5, 2014

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Congresswoman-Elect Mia Love on CNN

November 5, 2014

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Susan Page: Obama “More Dangerous” To Press Than Any Admin In “American History”

October 27, 2014

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Bloomberg’s Josh Green: Obama’s Ebola Response “An Example Of How Not To Respond To A Crisis”

October 23, 2014

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NYT’s Jonathan Martin: Ebola Response Another Example Of Obama Not Running Competent Govt.

October 19, 2014

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W.H. Struggles To Explain What Ebola Czar Knows About Ebola

October 17, 2014

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W.H. Still Won’t Say How Much Taxpayers Charged For Obama Campaign Travel

October 14, 2014

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USA Today’s Susan Page: Sense That Obama Administration “Not Competent” Will Factor In Nov Elections

October 12, 2014

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Jon Karl Spends 7 Minutes Grilling W.H. About Obama’s Spin On ISIS Assessments

September 29, 2014

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RNC Statement on Attorney General Eric Holder’s Resignation

- September 25, 2014

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder:... Continue Reading »

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What Was The Hold Up?

- September 25, 2014

The “Fast And Furious” Operation Was An ATF Program That Tracked Weapons Sold To Illegal Buyers In Hopes Of Arresting Mexican Drug Cartel Members. “Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives purposely allowed licensed firearms dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, hoping to track the guns to Mexican drug cartel leaders and arrest them. But they lost track of more than 2,000 weapons, and the Mexican government says some of them have turned up at about 170 crime scenes there.” ... Continue Reading »

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CBS/NYT Poll: Widespread Disappointment And Disapproval Of Obama’s Presidency

- September 17, 2014

According To A New York Times/CBS Poll, Most Americans Are Disappointed In Obama’s Presidency. “Most Americans (57 percent) are disappointed in Mr. Obama’s presidency, including a third who are very disappointed. Much of this discontent comes from Republicans and independents, but a quarter of Democrats express at least some disappointment.” ... Continue Reading »

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Fmr Obama DHS Official: State Dept Tried “To Skirt” Security Requirements In Benghazi

September 17, 2014

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Fmr Obama DHS Official: Benghazi ARB Report Doesn’t Fit “Anyone’s Definition” Of Being Independent

September 17, 2014

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Fmr Obama DHS Official Faults State Dept For Not Prioritizing Benghazi Security Requests

September 17, 2014

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Benghazi: Two Years Later

- September 10, 2014

As The Second Anniversary Draws Near, Benghazi Still Clouds Clinton’s Political Ambitions... Continue Reading »

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Chuck Todd: Obama “On The Precipice Of Doing Jimmy Carter-Like Damage” To Democrats

September 10, 2014

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Poll: Obama Viewed As A Failed President

- September 9, 2014

According To A New Washington Post/ABC News Poll, A Majority Of Americans “Say Obama’s Presidency Has Been A Failure.” “According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday, 52 percent of Americans say Obama’s presidency has been a failure, compared with 42 percent who believe it has been a success. Thirty-nine percent believe strongly that his presidency is a failure, just 3 points below his total success score.” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Hispanic Media Press Secretary Ali Pardo on Newsmax TV

September 8, 2014

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David Ignatius: Obama “Defensive,” On “His Back Foot”

September 7, 2014

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ABC: Immigration Delay “Another Embarrassing Moment” For Obama

September 7, 2014

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Bob Woodward: Obama Is “Not Engaged,” “Needs To Learn To Listen”

September 7, 2014

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W.H. Grilled About Obama’s Decision To Fundraise After ISIS Strategy Remarks

August 29, 2014

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RNC Blasts Obama Administration for Judicial Cronyism

- August 27, 2014

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus today blasted the American Constitution Society (ACS), a “dark money” organization that doesn’t disclose its donors, for its part in influencing Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) in deciding to overturn Senate filibuster rules. In documents only recently uncovered from a secret meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a group of liberal billionaires and millionaires that do not disclose their donors, ACS discussed its role in bringing an end to the filibuster rules, which in turn allowed three ACS network members to be added to the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. ... Continue Reading »

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Susan Page: Obama's Golf Optics Were "Jarring"

August 24, 2014

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8/23/14 - RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Delivers Weekly GOP Address

August 23, 2014

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CNBC: Obama's Bad Golfing Optics "Dragging Democrats Down," Will "Hurt Democrats In The Senate"

August 22, 2014

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The Vacationer-In-Chief

- August 22, 2014

As the world burns, Obama sets off on his tone deaf vacation in Martha's Vinyard... Continue Reading »

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CNN Obama Was Back On Golf Course Only Seven Mins After Addressing Reporters

August 14, 2014

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Obama’s Vacation By The Numbers

- August 14, 2014

Amount Of Debt Obama Has Added To The Federal Debt Since Becoming President. (U.S. Treasury Department, ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases New Web Video: “Par For The Course”

- August 13, 2014

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video “Par For The Course” highlighting the president’s golfing trips in Martha’s Vineyard despite the crises going on around the world. In fact, the White House has yet to articulate a long-term strategy on how we can stop the violent attacks by the ISIL, prevent Putin’s infringement on Ukraine, and stand with Israel as it defends its homeland. ... Continue Reading »

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ABC s Jon Karl Grills W H On Democrat Fundraising Hypocrisy

August 13, 2014

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WaPo s Dana Milbank Questions Obama s Rounds Of Golf Just After Announcing Action In Iraq

August 13, 2014

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Obama Loves Lobbyists

- August 12, 2014

The Obama Administration Will Release A New Rule This Week, Which Is “Expected To Allow Registered Lobbyists To Participate In Policymaking Deliberations In An Advisory Role.” “The Office of Management and Budget will release a new rule on Wednesday expected to allow registered lobbyists to participate in policymaking deliberations in an advisory role after a judge ruled against the administration earlier this year.” (Byron Tau, “W.H. To Reverse Part Of Lobbyist Ban,... Continue Reading »

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McClatchy-Marist Poll: Obama’s Poll Numbers Are Sinking Democrats

- August 12, 2014

Only 40 Percent Of Voters Approve Of The Job Obama Doing As President, While 52 Percent Disapprove.... Continue Reading »

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CNN Obama On Vacation Playing Golf During World Crises Is Awkward Not Terrific Optics

August 12, 2014

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WBZ Before Iraq Speech Obama Spends Day On Exclusive Beach On Martha s Vineyard

August 11, 2014

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ABC Obama W H Entirely Unconcerned By Optics Of Golfing During Crises

August 11, 2014

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CBS Obama Playing Golf And Attending Fundraiser During World Crises

August 11, 2014

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Obama Hits The Road

- August 8, 2014

Beginning Tomorrow, Obama Will Spend The Bulk Of His Next Two Weeks Vacationing In Martha’s Vineyard. “President Obama’s plans to spend two uninterrupted weeks vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard have been interrupted – but the White House isn’t saying why. The president, originally slated to stay in the Massachusetts enclave Aug. 9-24, will return to Washington on Sunday, Aug. 17, ‘to attend meetings at the White House,’ according to an aide. The president will remain in town until Tuesday, Aug. 19, when he’s scheduled to travel back to Martha’s Vineyard.” ... Continue Reading »

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Another Poll, More Bad Results For Obama

- August 7, 2014

Only 41 Percent Approve Of The Job Obama Is Doing As President, While 50 Percent Disapprove. ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Ratings Continue To Crater

- August 6, 2014

NBC News Headline: “America’s Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low, Poll Shows” ... Continue Reading »

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MSNBC Total Disconnect Between Obama s Economy Rhetoric And Reality Of How Americans Feel

August 6, 2014

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Lanny Davis Slams Obama W H Communications Team

August 4, 2014

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RNC Deputy Press Secretary Raffi Williams on Newsmax TV

August 4, 2014

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CBS Reporter Challenges Obama Under Your Watch Has America Lost Its Influence In The World

August 1, 2014

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RNC Rally to Fire Harry Reid Featured on Fox News

July 29, 2014

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Want To End Gridlock In Washington? Fire Reid

- July 28, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Senate Is “On Pace For Their Worst Year In More Than Three Decades” On Bringing Bills To The Floor. “Through the end of June, just 41 measures have been reported as being out of committees and gone to the Senate floor, which puts senators on pace for their worst year in more than three decades. Total bills considered are also down, as are roll-call votes on amendments.” (Stephen Dinan and S.A. Miller, “Harry Reid Lords Over Crippled Congress,” The Washington Times, 7/7/14)... Continue Reading »

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Harry’s PAC Problem

- July 25, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “Stamp Is On” Senate Majority PAC – A Major Democrat Super PAC Run By His Former Chief Of Staff. “Reid’s stamp is on some of the most successful Democratic outside groups. Susan McCue, his former chief of staff, runs the Senate Majority PAC, and Reid has solicited money on its behalf. The super-PAC raised $26 million through the end of May for the November 2014 elections with the help of billionaires such as former money manager Tom Steyer, financier George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Deputy Communications Director Sarah Isgur Flores on Newsax TV

July 25, 2014

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Harry’s Hold-Up

- July 24, 2014

The Wall Street Journal : Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Has “Shut Down The Senate As A Place To Debate And Vote On Policy.” “The U.S. Senate failed to advance another piece of popular bipartisan legislation late Monday, and the reason tells the real story of Washington gridlock in the current Congress. To wit, Harry Reid has essentially shut down the Senate as a place to debate and vote on policy.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Press Secretary Kirsten Kukowski on Newsmax TV

July 24, 2014

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Fundraiser in Chief

July 24, 2014

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NBC Obama Taking Heat And Receiving Criticism From Fellow Dems For Fundraisers

July 24, 2014

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Sam Stein WH Stifling Access To Taxpayer Funded Obama Fundraising Trips

July 24, 2014

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CBS With Battles Raging Overseas Obama Fundraising At Home

July 23, 2014

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An Ethically-Challenged Leader

- July 23, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid “Has Walked A Fine Line Over The Years, Occasionally Breaking Rules Or Engaging In Brazenly Unseemly Behavior During His Pursuit Of Wealth.”“Reid has walked a fine line over the years, occasionally breaking rules or engaging in brazenly unseemly behavior during his pursuit of wealth. Further, he has also used his position to save money in ways that the general public can’t — a practice that creates public relations issues and raises questions about the senator’s ethics. As for any illegal behavior or obvious wrongdoing, Jon Ralston told RCP, ‘There’s been some smoke but there’s never any fire on that.’”... Continue Reading »

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Jon Karl Hammers W H On Transparency Couldn t Obama Have Been 5 Minutes Later To A Fundraiser

July 22, 2014

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CBS Reporter Files Formal Complaint Against W H For Lack Of Transparency At Event

July 22, 2014

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W H Grilled By Reporters On Lack Of Transparency And Anonymous Sources

July 21, 2014

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W H It Was Not A Mistake For Obama To Eat Burgers Fundraise During International Crises

July 21, 2014

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CNN Reporter Calls Out W H For Continuing To Claim Obama Most Transparent In History

July 13, 2014

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Mark Halperin Obama s Confrontational Tone Not Helping Fix The Border Crisis

July 11, 2014

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Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Beauprez on Newsmax TV

July 9, 2014

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CNN s Jim Acosta IRS Excuses On Lost Emails Like Dog Ate My Homework Excuse

June 24, 2014

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U S Archivist IRS Did Not Follow The Law On Lerner Emails

June 24, 2014

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IRS Commissioner Grilled On Holes In Story About Lerner Email Loss

June 23, 2014

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IRS Commissioner Can t Say Why Recovery System Was Not Used On Lost Lerner Emails

June 23, 2014

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IRS Commissioner No One Has Been Fired Who Was Involved In Lerner Email Loss Scandal

June 23, 2014

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IRS Commissioner I Do Not Remember How I Was Told Lerner Emails Lost

June 23, 2014

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After W H Briefing Reporter Grills Josh Earnest For Ducking Questions

June 23, 2014

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CNN: "Not Entirely Clear" What Democrats Stand For, Huge Problem For Midterms

June 22, 2014

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Sinking Feeling

- June 20, 2014

NBC'S SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: "Let's get to NBC's poll because foreign policy which for many, many years was a strong suit of the President's in the polls, is now suddenly tanking." NBC'S CHUCK TODD: "It is. It's cratering. If you think about it, let's go back to September. Syria. Then you have the crisis in Ukraine and then you have the situation with the Bergdahl trade, then we can talk about Iranian negotiations, then we can talk about the Middle East flaring up and now this situation with Iraq. Everything is a negative, and these are now creating a situation, lowest ever, lowest job rating, lowest approval rating among foreign policy." ... Continue Reading »

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Reporter Calls Out W.H. For Obama's Super PAC Hypocrisy

June 20, 2014

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Harry Reid’s Senate Majority PAC Airs Yet Another False Ad

- June 12, 2014

Harry Reid’s Senate Majority PAC Is Running Another False Ad For Landrieu. “A Democratic TV ad makes some audaciously false claims about Rep. Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s main Republican opponent: … The attack ad began airing June 7. It is sponsored by the Senate Majority PAC, a big-donor super PAC bent on keeping Democrats in control of the U.S. Senate.” ... Continue Reading »

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Dem Rep: Obama WH Not Very Good At Consulting With Congress On Major Policy Decisions

June 11, 2014

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RNC Press Secretary Kirsten Kukowski on CNN 6/10/14

June 10, 2014

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Republicans Have A Mandate For Their Benghazi Probe

- June 3, 2014

Turns out Americans approve of the new panel on Benghazi because they don’t believe Democrats that all of the questions have been answered. This includes a majority of independents and 31 percent of Democrats. Moreover, 58 percent say Obama tried covering up the facts. See some top lines from the Washington Post-ABC poll on Benghazi and some questions we still have:... Continue Reading »

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Fact Checking Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Narrative

- May 30, 2014

Clinton defends the intelligence at the time preceding the attack on the American compound in Benghazi. An anti-Islamic video that had sparked a protest at an embassy in Cairo was proved in ‘later investigation and reporting,’ including by The New York Times, to have been ‘indeed a factor’ in what happened in Benghazi, Clinton writes. ‘That point is among those that has been debated during hearings into the attacks. ‘There were scores of attackers that night, almost certainly with differing motives,’ she writes. ‘It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video. It is equally inaccurate to state that none of them were. Both assertions defy not only the evidence but logic as well.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement on House Select Committee on Benghazi

- May 2, 2014

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement on House Republicans’ decision to vote to establish a new select committee to investigate what happened during the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and the Obama administration’s subsequent actions:... Continue Reading »

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Rock Bottom

- April 29, 2014

Democrats face serious obstacles as they look to the November elections, with President Obama’s approval rating at a new low and a majority of voters saying they prefer a Congress in Republican hands to check the president’s agenda, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Obama’s approval rating fell to 41 percent, down from 46 percent through the first three months of the year and the lowest of his presidency in Post-ABC News polls.... Continue Reading »

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A History Of Running Afoul

- April 23, 2014

After additional reporting found that Harry Reid's campaign paid his granddaughter's company approximately $31,000 for jewelry, the Senate majority leader said he will repay the full sum, but he pushed back against journalists probing into his family's affairs.... Continue Reading »

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MEMO: Nothing's Too Unethical for Harry Reid

- April 23, 2014

Harry Reid is having a bad month. He was caught funneling campaign money to his relatives. His Senate Majority PAC was caught lying to voters. And he was caught hypocritically accepting money tied to people he calls “un-American.” As he desperately clings to power, is there anything Harry Reid won’t do to promote his own self interests?... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: RNC Chairman on FNC's America's Newsroom

- April 17, 2014

This morning, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus joined the hosts of FNC’s “America’s Newsroom” to discuss the RNC’s lawsuit against the IRS and the GOP’s 2014 midterm efforts.... Continue Reading »

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Taxpayers Continue To Lose On Obama’s Failed Green Energy Companies

- April 15, 2014

Fisker Automotive, the moribund maker of the Karma plug-in hybrid sports cars that was backed with a loan by the U.S. government, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday after lengthy efforts by investors to salvage the company.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Sues IRS for Illegal Stonewalling

- April 15, 2014

Today the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for withholding records sought by the RNC’s 2013 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. In the initial request on May 21, 2013, the RNC sought to review documents and correspondence related to criteria used for reviewing and approving 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations. This request followed revelations that the IRS had been targeting conservative organizations, and the RNC sought to shed light on who had ordered actions to be taken against those groups and why. ... Continue Reading »

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Reid Scandal Deepens: Campaign Actually Paid His Granddaughter $31,000

- March 27, 2014

According To New Reports, Harry Reid’s Campaign Paid His Granddaughter More Than $31,000 – Up From A Previous Total Of Nearly $17,000. “After additional reporting found that Harry Reid’s campaign paid his granddaughter’s company approximately $31,000 for jewelry, the Senate majority leader said he will repay the full sum, but he pushed back against journalists probing into his family’s affairs.”... Continue Reading »

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Reid's Campaign Paid His Granddaughter For "Holiday Gifts"

- March 26, 2014

Earlier today, the RNC’s Research Department discovered that Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid funneled over $16,500 to a “jewelry vendor,” which was later discovered to be his granddaughter. ... Continue Reading »

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Democrats’ March Legal Madness

- March 26, 2014

Today, Charlotte’s Democrat Mayor, Patrick Cannon, Was Arrested “On Federal Public Corruption Laws After A Four-Year Investigation.” “Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced.” ... Continue Reading »

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CBS News Poll: Americans Still Disapprove Of Obama

- March 26, 2014

“The President’s Ratings On Specific Issues Remain Mostly Negative.”... Continue Reading »

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All In The Reid Family

- March 26, 2014

Last Week, The FEC Began Probing Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) For Two Campaign Payments, Which Totaled $16,786.93 And Were Directed To A Company Named “Ryan Elisabeth.” “The refund comes after the Federal Election Commission sent a letter last week to Reid’s campaign, asking for additional information about two payments totaling $16,786.93 to ‘Ryan Elisabeth’ on Reid’s 2013 year-end campaign finance report. The two payments were made in mid- and late-October 2013 and are paid for out of campaign funds earmarked for Reid’s 2016 primary campaign.”... Continue Reading »

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Excuse me, Mr. Reid?

- March 13, 2014

Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went to the floor of the Senate where he delivered another campaign-style speech. This is just days after Reid rented out the Senate to billionaire Tom Steyer – who has pledged $100 million in super PAC money for Democrats – and his friends who support cap-and-trade. ... Continue Reading »

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Reid Rents Out The Senate

- March 11, 2014

After accepting $20 million from environmental groups – and being promised up to $100 million for 2014 elections by California billionaire Tom Steyer – last night and early this morning Senate Democrats held a “talk-a-thon” about their pet project of cap-and-trade. ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Sends FOIA Request on the Withholding of Clinton Documents

- March 7, 2014

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8 Democrats Who Shouldn’t Bother Seeking Police Endorsements For Their Reelection Campaigns

- March 5, 2014

A parade of Republicans took to the Senate floor Tuesday and slammed the White House's pick for the Justice Department's top civil rights job: a New York lawyer who helped keep a notorious cop killer off death row. A procedural vote to end debate on the nomination of Debo Adegbile, 47, is expected Wednesday morning. It will require only a 51-vote majority -- not the 60-vote supermajority required before Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) scrapped the filibuster rule for nominations late last year.... Continue Reading »

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Ambassadors for Dummies

- February 13, 2014

Hi all, wanted to send around a couple things on Obama’s ambassador picks, as another Obama bundler nominee faces the Senate. We have an “Ambassadors for dummies” graphic and RNC Research piece out today highlighting the White House’s apparent checklist for being an ambassador – starting with bundling campaign contributions. This follows today’s LA Times editorial and IJR article. ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Bundler Blues

- February 13, 2014

Another Obama Bundler, Mark Gilbert, Is Scheduled To Appear Before The Senate Foreign Relations Committee For His Confirmation Hearing As Ambassador To New Zealand. (Senate Committee On Foreign Relations, Accessed 2/12/14)... Continue Reading »

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Another Shining Moment In Obama’s History Of Hypocrisy

- February 10, 2014

This Year, Obama Is Planning On Attending Fundraisers For The Senate Majority Super PAC. “The president has committed to half a dozen Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraisers — so far — for 2014, with the first two expected in the coming weeks in New York and the Washington suburbs, Democratic sources tell POLITICO. He’s also planning to attend fundraisers for the Senate Majority PAC.” (Edward-Isaac Dovere, Manu Raju and Katie Glueck, “White House’s Senate Strategy: Keep Obama Away,” Politico, 2/10/14)... Continue Reading »

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Hope And Change Revisited

- February 10, 2014

Candidate Obama, Announcing His Bid For Presidency In 2007: “I Know I Haven't Spent A Lot Of Time Learning The Ways Of Washington. But I've Been There Long Enough To Know That The Ways Of Washington Must Change.” (Then-Candidate Barack Obama, Remarks Announcing Candidacy For President, Springfield, IL, 2/10/07)... Continue Reading »

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Vote Scores Show Where Red State Democrats Really Stand

- February 4, 2014

This Week, The Non-Partisan Congressional Quarterly Released Its Study Of Congressional Voting In 2013 And Found That Senate Democrats Voted With Obama 96 Percent Of The Time. “The fact that Obama won on more than half of the recorded floor votes last year on which he had a clear position is due almost entirely to the loyalty shown him by Democrats in the Senate and House. Senate Democrats voted Obama’s way 96 percent of the time last year when he took a position, the highest level of support given to the commander in chief from either party in at least six decades.” (Emily Ethridge, “2013 Vote Studies: Presidential Support, Congressional Quarterly, 2/3/14)... Continue Reading »

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Runaways

- February 4, 2014

Obama Is Meeting With House Democrats Today For A "Roundtable Discussion," And He Is Addressing Senate Democrats Tomorrow At Their Annual Retreat. "President Obama will host House Democrats at the White House next Tuesday for a 'roundtable discussion,' press secretary Jay Carney announced on Friday. … Obama will be meeting with Democrats from the upper chamber again on Wednesday, when he's scheduled to address their annual retreat at Nationals Park." ... Continue Reading »

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The Political Cabinet

- February 3, 2014

In 2012, Former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis – Who Is Now Running For A Seat On The Los Angeles County Board Of Supervisors – Faced A Federal Inquiry For Her Involvement In A Fundraiser For Obama. “Former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the front-runner for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, faced a federal inquiry concerning her involvement in a fundraiser for President Obama, according to two sources familiar with the case.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Bumbling Bundler Ambassadors

- January 31, 2014

Last Night, Obama Nominated Suzi LeVine – A Member Of His Campaign’s National Finance Committee – For Ambassador To Switzerland.... Continue Reading »

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Another Obama Speech, Another Rehashed Policy

- January 29, 2014

During His 2014 State Of The Union Address, Obama Proposed Creating New Individual Retirement Accounts And To Give Americans Automatic IRA's On The Job. OBAMA: "That's why, tomorrow, I will direct the Treasury to create a new way for working Americans to start their own retirement savings: MyRA. It's a new savings bond that encourages folks to build a nest egg. MyRA guarantees a decent return with no risk of losing what you put in. And if this Congress wants to help, work with me to fix an upside-down tax code that gives big tax breaks to help the wealthy save, but does little to nothing for middle-class Americans. Offer every American access to an automatic IRA on the job, so they can save at work just like everyone in this chamber can... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s “Diminished” State Of The Union

- January 29, 2014

BBC’s Katty Kay: Obama’s SOTU Was A “Speech Of Diminished Expectations.” MSNBC’s MIKA BRZEZINSKI: “Yeah he didn’t. I’m not sure I really liked it. Katty, what did you think?” BBC’s KATTY KAY: “I think it was a speech of diminished expectations. You know, somehow the audacity of hope became the reality of limits and that’s what the President has set out and realized his agenda is going to do. I mean if you want to do big changes in America, you've got to go with Congress, you have to have legislation and the President has said repeatedly with or without you I’m going is to try to do things but it’s mostly going to be without Congress. And I’m going to try to do things for the lives of middle class Americans with savings plans, with education, with minimum wage, that will improve the lives for millions of poorer Americans and I’ll have to try to do what I can by myself. And the truth is he can't do very much by himself, it’s not the way the system was set up. He can tinker around the edges.”... Continue Reading »

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Lame Duck Speech

- January 29, 2014

The Associated Press Headline: "Analysis: Obama's Agenda More Bite-Sized Than Bold."... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Negative Pre-SOTU Polling Numbers

- January 28, 2014

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll: “Only 28 Percent Believe The Country Is Headed In The Right Direction, While 63 Percent Say It’s On The Wrong Track.”... Continue Reading »

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State Of Obama’s Union: What 2 Watch 4

- January 28, 2014

Tonight, Obama’s Sixth State Of The Union Will, Yet Again, Feature The Same Old Rhetoric And More Broken Promises... Continue Reading »

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The State Of Obama's Polls

- January 27, 2014

The Washington Post/ABC News Poll: 50 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Job Performance, While 46 Percent Approve.... Continue Reading »

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State Of Obama’s Union: Then And Now

- January 27, 2014

One Year Later, Obama’s State Of The Union Rhetoric Still Doesn’t Match Reality... Continue Reading »

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State Of Obama’s Union: By The Numbers

- January 26, 2014

As Obama Prepares To Make New Promises, Old Ones Don't Hold Up ... Continue Reading »

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State Of Obama’s Union: Smarter Government

- January 25, 2014

Obama’s Repeated Calls For Smarter Government Have Done Little To Boost Americans’ Confidence In His Administration... Continue Reading »

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Benghazi: It Makes A Difference

- January 23, 2014

FLASHBACK: One Year Ago Today, Then-Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton Asked At A Senate Foreign Relations Committee Benghazi Hearing: “What Difference At This Point Does It Make?” CLINTON: “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest? Or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?” (Committee On Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, Hearing, ... Continue Reading »

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Time Flies

- January 19, 2014

Five Years Ago This Week, Obama Proclaimed An End To “False Promises” But Americans Are Still Waiting For Action... Continue Reading »

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148 bills the House has passed that have not had Senate action

- January 10, 2014

Below is a list of 148 bills the House has passed that have not had Senate action. These include the SKILLS Act jobs training bill by Virginia Foxx, Martha Roby's flex-time bill and John Kline's Student Success Act.... Continue Reading »

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White House: Daily Guidance and Press Schedule for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

- January 8, 2014

This is pretty subtle, Biden joins Obama all day tomorrow after the White House rushed to defend him against charges in Secretary Gates’ book. Is Thursday Hillary’s day?... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases President Obama’s New Year’s Resolutions E-Cards

- December 30, 2013

With the New Year fast approaching, the RNC has released President Obama’s “New Year’s resolutions”—a series of e-cards featuring what we imagine are the president’s goals for the coming year. Visitors can share the cards with family and friends.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Purely Political Rulemaking

- December 16, 2013

According To Former Obama Administration Officials, The White House Systemically Delayed Enacting New Regulations Before The 2012 Elections Over Concerns They Would Have Affected The Election. "The White House systematically delayed enacting a series of rules on the environment, worker safety and health care to prevent them from becoming points of contention before the 2012 election, according to documents and interviews with current and former administration officials."... Continue Reading »

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Carrying The Liberal Torch

- December 13, 2013

In His Second Term, Obama Is Pushing “Progressive Populism With An Aggressive Spending-Oriented, Activist Government.” “President Barack Obama wants to sound like a different kind of Democrat. He’s connecting to progressive populism with an aggressive, spending-oriented, activist government approach to the economy personified by Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio. Obama’s already backed raising the minimum wage, the start of what White House officials say will be a 2014 domestic agenda — including his State of the Union address and budget — that centers around income inequality and what the government is doing to increase economic mobility.” ... Continue Reading »

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All Obama Got From Fact Checkers This Christmas Was A “Lie Of The Year”

- December 12, 2013

PolitiFact Headline: “Lie Of The Year: ‘If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You Can Keep It.’”... Continue Reading »

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Polling Problems Across The Board

- December 11, 2013

AP-GfK Poll: “President Barack Obama's Approval Rating Was Negative: 58 Percent Disapprove Of The Job He's Doing As President, While 42 Percent Approve.”... Continue Reading »

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Second-Term Split

- December 9, 2013

“Anger Among Democrats Over The Rollout Of ObamaCare Is Deep.” “Anger among Democrats over the rollout of ObamaCare is deep. The third aide, who works for a senator up for reelection in 2014, said the White House had ‘s--t the bed.’ Now, the staffer said, the president’s sinking approval ratings are an additional problem.”... Continue Reading »

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Benghazi Suspects: Where Are They Now?

- December 6, 2013

U.S. officials say efforts have stalled to capture about a dozen people secretly charged in the 2012 attack on the American compound in Benghazi that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.... Continue Reading »

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Whose Government Was Obama Talking About Last Night?

- December 6, 2013

Obama: “I Have An Open Door Policy Where I Want People To Be Bringing Me Bad News On Time So That We Can Fix Things.” OBAMA: “Number two, is I have an open door policy where I want people to be bringing me bad news on time so that we can fix things.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Fundraiser Favoritism

- November 26, 2013

Obama Is Set To Appear For One Of His Biggest Benefactors One Year After Secretly Breaking A Pledge At Katzenberg's Side... Continue Reading »

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The Thrill Is Gone: Obama Approval In A “Nosedive”

- November 25, 2013

A “Brutal” New CNN/ORC Poll Shows That Obama’s Approval Numbers For His Personal Attributes Are In A “Nosedive.” CNN’s KATE BOLDUAN: “A new CNN/ORC poll just released this hour shows public view of President Obama is down over the last six months, when it comes to personal traits, such as honesty, strength of leadership and government management. So how bad is it and what does this mean for him? CNN political analyst and executive editor of the Daily Beast Jon Avlon is joining us to talk more about this. And I want to throw out some of these poll numbers just so people get a sense of what we are talking about this. I mean really when you look at the public perception of the president in these personal qualities, they really are taking a hit. Honesty and truthworthy taking a a hit. Is he an effective manager?, taking a hit. Can he do anything to change that?” THE DAILY BEAST’s JOHN AVLON: “Look, first of all, these are brutal polls, and you see this is the cost of the healthcare.gov scandal, going at the president’s core personal attributes. He has been seen, whether you likes politics or not, as someone who’s honest, likeable, trustworthy. But when all of a sudden when that constant campaign promise, ‘if you like your plan, you can keep it,’ it’s proven not to be right, when all of a sudden that hard fought health care plan isn’t working as advertised, and Washington is as dysfunctional as ever, those attributes are going down and that is a really tough nose dive to turn out of.” ... Continue Reading »

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The Hypocrisy Is Nuclear: Top Democrat Amnesia On The Nuclear Option

- November 21, 2013

In 2005, Then-Sen. Barack Obama Called For His Colleagues Considering The Nuclear Option To Think About “Protecting Free And Democratic Debate.” SEN. BARACK OBAMA: “Mr. President, I rise today to urge my colleagues to think about the implications of what has been called the nuclear option and what effect that might have on this Chamber and on this country. I urge all of us to think not just about winning every debate but about protecting free and democratic debate.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama Continues To See His Poll Numbers Slide

- November 20, 2013

CBS News Poll: A Career High Of 57 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Job Performance, While A New Low Of 37 Percent Approve. “President Obama's job approval rating has plunged to the lowest of his presidency, according to a new CBS News poll released Wednesday, and Americans' approval of the Affordable Care Act has dropped it's lowest since CBS News started polling on the law. Thirty-seven percent now approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, down from 46 percent in October -- a nine point drop in just a month. Mr. Obama's disapproval rating is 57 percent -- the highest level for this president in CBS News Polls.”... Continue Reading »

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Even Young Americans Are Giving Obama And ObamaCare Bad Reviews

- November 19, 2013

Among Young Adults, Obama’s Job Approval Rating Has Dropped 23 Points, “His Steepest Loss In Any Group.” “At the same time, there’s also one core support group in which Obama is hurting – young adults, a group he won by an historic margin in 2008, and strongly again in 2012. The president’s overall approval rating has lost 23 points among adults age 18 to 29 since January, his steepest loss in any group.”... Continue Reading »

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Second Term Milestones

- November 19, 2013

ABC News/The Washington Post Poll: A “Record” 55 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Job Performance, While Just 42 Percent Approve, “Down 12 Percentage Points This Year And 6 Points In The Past Month To Match The Lowest Of His Presidency.” “Barack Obama has been hammered by the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, with disapproval of his job performance reaching a career high, opposition to the new healthcare law up sharply and evidence of potential fallout in the midterm elections a year off. The president’s job approval rating has fallen to 42 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, down 13 percentage points this year and 6 points in the past month to match the lowest of his presidency. Fifty-five percent disapprove, a record.”... Continue Reading »

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Foggy Transparency

- November 15, 2013

President Obama: “My Administration Is Committed To Creating An Unprecedented Level Of Openness In Government.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Toothless Team Of Rivals

- November 14, 2013

Obama Has Taken “Hoarding Power In The White House At The Expense Of The Cabinet… To An Extreme.” “For any modern president, the advantages of hoarding power in the White House at the expense of the Cabinet are obvious—from more efficient internal communication and better control of external messaging to avoiding messy confirmation battles and protecting against pesky congressional subpoenas. But over the course of his five years in office, Obama has taken this White House tendency to an extreme, according to more than 50 interviews with current and former secretaries, White House staffers and executive branch officials, who described his Cabinet as a restless nest of ambition, fits-and-starts achievement and power-jockeying under a shadow of unfulfilled promise."... Continue Reading »

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Chief Of Lobbying

- November 13, 2013

Obama, In 2008: “[Lobbyists] Will Not Run My White House, And They Will Not Drown Out The Voices Of The American People When I'm President.” OBAMA: “I won't take money from PACs, won't take money from federal registered lobbyists. (Applause.) They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I'm president.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At Ault Park Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH, 10/9/08)... Continue Reading »

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Obama Raising Money In Florida As Over 300,000 Lose Coverage

- November 8, 2013

President Obama Is In Florida Today Raising Money From The DNC And DSCC. “President Obama will dip into Miami on Friday to raise money for the DNC and DSCC, the White House says, part of an increasingly busy fundraising schedule as 2014 elections approach.” (Alex Leary, “Obama Raising Campaign Money Friday In Miami,” Tampa Bay Times, 11/5/13)... Continue Reading »

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Repeating History: Obama Administration Ignored Warning Signs On Another Green Energy Company

- November 8, 2013

The Department Of Energy Failed To Disclose Concerns That ECOtality, A Green Tech Company Awarded $135 Federal Funding, Was Headed Toward Bankruptcy. "The Department of Energy failed to disclose concerns about a green-technology company that won $135 million in federal funding but ended up filing for bankruptcy in September, according to a watchdog report released this week." (Josh Hicks, "Energy Dept. Failed To Report Concerns As Green-Tech Firm Was Heading For Bankruptcy," Washington Post , 11/7/13)... Continue Reading »

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Another Official Event Tacked Onto An Obama Fundraising Trip

- November 6, 2013

Tonight, Obama Will Attend Two Fundraisers For The DSCC. “During his Dallas trip, Obama will also attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser that was postponed in early October due to the government shutdown.” (Kyle Balluck, “Obama To Thank Dallas Navigators,” The Hill, 11/3/13)... Continue Reading »

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Breaking A Campaign Promise (Secretly)

- November 4, 2013

“Days After His Dismal Denver Presidential Debate Performance, Barack Obama Secretly Attended A Fundraiser For A Super PAC In Violation Of A Campaign Pledge To Avoid Such Events.” “Four days after his dismal Denver presidential debate performance, Barack Obama secretly attended a fundraiser for a super PAC in violation of a campaign pledge to avoid such events, according to the authors of a new book, Double Down: Game Change 2012.”... Continue Reading »

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Haunting Halloween Polls

- October 31, 2013

CNBC’s Eamon Javers: These Are Some “Scary Numbers” For The White House. “…Some really bad numbers here. Scary numbers, you might say, on this Halloween for the White House. Take a look at some of the headline numbers from this new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll which was just released last night and you'll see that the President's approval has reached a new low. The President's positive approval is just 42%, disapproval, 51%, not sure, 7% can't make up their minds. That is a bad number for the White House. Also, take a look, confidence here in the new health care law, this one is really bad for the President because this is his signature initiative. Less confident, 40% of Americans say they are now less confident in the healthcare law.” ... Continue Reading »

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New RNC Video Highlights Obama’s Bystander Presidency

- October 31, 2013

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is releasing a new video highlighting President Obama’s Bystander Presidency. As “Bystander President” shows, in an age of iPhones and instant news, the president has been caught unaware of what’s happening in his own administration time and time again.... Continue Reading »

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More Political Piggybacking

- October 30, 2013

Today, Obama Heads To Boston To “Deliver His Latest Defense” Of Obamacare. “With the rollout marred by a glitchy website, President Obama heads to Boston on Wednesday to deliver his latest defense of his health care law.” ... Continue Reading »

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Criticism Mounts For Obama’s Bystander Presidency

- October 29, 2013

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski: Obama “Is Increasingly Facing Accusations From All Sides Of Being A Mere Onlooker In His Own White House.” BRZEZINSKI: “It’s still unclear what exactly the White House knew and when. The President is increasingly facing accusations from all sides of being a mere onlooker in his own White House.”... Continue Reading »

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The Bystander President

- October 28, 2013

Obama May Have Gone As Long As “Five Years Without Knowing His Own Spies Were Bugging The Phones Of World Leaders,” Including Merkel. “The White House cut off some monitoring programs after learning of them, including the one tracking Ms. Merkel and some other world leaders, a senior U.S. official said. Other programs have been slated for termination but haven't been phased out completely yet, officials said. The account suggests President Barack Obama went nearly five years without knowing his own spies were bugging the phones of world leaders.” ... Continue Reading »

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CBS Exposes Latest Benghazi Blunders

- October 28, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden: "Well, We Weren't Told They Wanted More Security Again. We Did Not Know They Wanted More Security Again." VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: "Well, we weren't told they wanted more security again. We did not know they wanted more security again. And by the way, at the time we were told exactly - we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. That was the assessment. And as the intelligence community changed their view, we made it clear they changed their view. That's why I said, we will get to the bottom of this."... Continue Reading »

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Political Piggybacking

- October 25, 2013

"The Fundraiser In Chief Is Hitting The Road Again."... Continue Reading »

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Obama: Always The Last One To Know

- October 23, 2013

Secretary Of Health And Human Services Said That Obama Did Not Know About The Obamacare Website’s Glitches And Shortcomings Prior To October 1. CNN’s SANJAY GUPTA: “The president did say that he was angry about this. I mean do you know when he first knew that there was a problem?” SEBELIUS: “Well, I think it became clear fairly early on. The first couple of days, that...” GUPTA: “So not before that, though? Not before October 1st?” SEBELIUS: “No, sir.” GUPTA: “There was no concern at that point here in the White House or at HHS?” SEBELIUS: “I think that we talked about having -- testing, going forward. And if we had an ideal situation and could have built the product in, you know, a five-year period of time, we probably would have taken five years. But we didn't have five years. And certainly Americans who rely on health coverage didn't have five years for us to wait. We wanted to make sure we made good on this final implementation of the law. And, again, people can sign up. The call center is open for business. We've had 1,100,000 calls. We've had 19 million people visit the Web site, 500,000 accounts created. And people are shopping every day. So people are signing up and there's help in neighborhoods around the country, that people can have a one-on-one visit with a trained navigator and figure out how to sign up. So people are able to sign up.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Unprecedented Level Of Unaccountability

- October 10, 2013

President Obama: "My Administration Is Committed To Creating An Unprecedented Level Of Openness In Government." ... Continue Reading »

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Re-Writing History On Bipartisanship

- October 2, 2013

Obama: “I Have Bent Over Backwards To Work With The Republican Party…” BARACK OBAMA: “During the course of my presidency, I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican party and have purposely kept my rhetoric down. I think I'm pretty well known for being a calm guy.”... Continue Reading »

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MORE BAD POLL NUMBERS FOR OBAMA

- September 26, 2013

The New York Times, Headline: “Obama’s Approval Rating Matches Two-Year Low, Poll Shows.” ... Continue Reading »

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New Lows

- September 25, 2013

Bloomberg: “For The First Time In The Bloomberg Poll, More Americans, 49 Percent, Have An Unfavorable View Of Obama Personally Than Those Who View Him Favorably, 47 Percent.”... Continue Reading »

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Not The Moneyman He Used To Be

- September 24, 2013

Tonight, Obama Is Hosting A Fundraiser For The DNC That Asks For $5,000 Per Family - Earlier In His Presidency The Same Fundraiser Would Have Demanded $10,000 Per Person. “Obama is hosting a fund-raiser at the tony Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Tuesday to raise cash for the Democratic National Committee. Donors paying $5,000 will receive refreshments and an opportunity for their families to take a picture with the President. But a similar Waldorf fund-raiser in 2011 — just as Obama was gearing up for his reelection bid — required donors to pony up $10,000 for a photo op. And that price was only for individuals, not for the entire family.” ... Continue Reading »

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ObamaCare’s Revolving Door

- September 18, 2013

Obama: “When I Am President, I Will Make It Absolutely Clear That Working In An Obama Administration Is Not About Serving Your Former Employer, Your Future Employer, Or Your Bank Account - It's About Serving Your Country, And That's What Comes First.”... Continue Reading »

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Benghazi One Year Later: No Justice

- September 18, 2013

Obama: "We Will Not Waver In Our Commitment To See That Justice Is Done For This Terrible Act. And Make No Mistake, Justice Will Be Done." "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done." ... Continue Reading »

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Another Green Energy Company Goes Bust

- September 17, 2013

Yesterday, ECOtality, Inc. Filed For Bankruptcy. "On September 16, 2013, ECOtality, Inc. (the 'Company') and its U.S. subsidiaries (collectively with the Company, the "Debtors") each filed a voluntary petition for relief (the 'Bankruptcy Filing') under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the 'Bankruptcy Code') in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona (the 'Bankruptcy Court'). The Debtors have proposed to jointly administer their chapter 11 cases under the caption In re Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation, dba ECOtality North America , Case No. 2:13-bk-16126-RJH (the 'Chapter 11 Case')." ... Continue Reading »

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Busy day

- September 10, 2013

Good morning, it’s a busy Tuesday morning, here are a few things we’re watching at the RNC. John Heileman and many others are commenting on Obama’s amateur hour handling of Syria and polls show at least part of the Syria opposition in America is the messenger’s fault. The costs of Obamcare continue to pile up – Seaworld is cutting hours for part-time workers and AFL-CIO members are set to vote on a formal criticism of Obamcare at their convention (tune into Obamacarecosts.org to catch up). And we’re nearing the one year anniversary of the Benghazi attack. Today’s RNC Research piece details the questions so many still have for the administration and Hillary Clinton one year later.... Continue Reading »

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Benghazi One Year Later

- September 10, 2013

Gregory Hicks, Former Deputy Chief Of Mission In Libya: "I Feel That I Have Been Punished" By The State Department For Speaking Out About Benghazi. STEPHANOPOULOS: "You've had, you know, quite a journey yourself in this last year: decided to speak to Congress just back in May. Since then, it appears it had been in something of career limbo inside the State Department." HICKS: "That's correct. That's true." STEPHANOPOULOS: "The State Department says this was an assignment you requested. You're getting the same pay as before. But do you feel you're being punished for speaking out?" MR. HICKS: "Yes, I feel that I have been punished. I don't know why I was punished. I don't know why I was punished. ... Continue Reading »

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Continuing The Summer Slump

- August 30, 2013

NBC News Poll: At 44 Percent, Obama’s Job Approval Is “Tied For His Lowest Mark.” “The NBC poll also shows that President Obama’s overall job-approval rating has dropped one point since last month to 44 percent, which is tied for his lowest mark in past NBC News/Wall Street Journal surveys.” ... Continue Reading »

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Lame Speech, Lame Duck

- August 22, 2013

Today, Obama Will Begin A Bus Tour In New York And Pennsylvania That Will Discuss How To "Reign In The Skyrocketing Costs Of Education." "Vice President Biden will join President Obama for the Scranton, Pa., leg of a 'fun and informative' bus tour on college costs, the White House said Monday. Spokesman Josh Earnest said that the president would discuss how to 'reign in the skyrocketing costs of a college education.' 'It is going to be hopefully both fun and informative,' Earnest told reporters at the daily press briefing. 'The president does plan to have some new proposals that he's going to be talking about.' When Earnest was pressed what specifically would be "fun" about the college tour - which will also swing through New York with stops in Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton - he said that he didn't expect the president to swing by any fraternity parties."... Continue Reading »

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Secretary Kerry Reinstates Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Fall Guys

- August 20, 2013

The Four State Department Officials Placed On Administrative Leave By Hillary Clinton Have Been Asked Back To Work By Secretary John Kerry. "Secretary of State John Kerry has determined that the four State Department officials placed on administrative leave by Hillary Clinton after the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi do not deserve any formal disciplinary action and has asked them to come back to work at the State Department starting Tuesday." ... Continue Reading »

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The Definition Of Insanity

- August 13, 2013

ECOtality Inc. Is Exploring Options For Corporate Restructuring And Potential Bankruptcy Filings. "Although the Company is currently exploring options for a restructuring or sale of the entire business and/or assets of the Company, the Company may need to file a petition commencing a case under the United States Bankruptcy Code as part of any such process or otherwise in the very near future."... Continue Reading »

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Show Me The Money

- August 2, 2013

This Week, Obama Bemoaned "The Prevalence Of Money" And "The Power Of Special Interest Lobbies In Politics." OBAMA: "Just as there's been a long tradition in this country of people chasing after the almighty dollar, just as there's been a long tradition of communities looking out for each other- those dual impulses of community and individual ambition- the political system has gone back and forth. There have been times in this country where the political system was captive to wealthy interest and special interests, and money has been the overriding factor in what Washington does. What we have seen increasingly over the last decade or so is the prevalence of money in politics, the power of special interest lobbies in politics. Campaigns have gotten more expensive. TV has come to dominate who wins and who loses. There's a reduced importance of mediating institutions, like unions and community organizations that used to be the building blocks of political power. In that context, you see policies that all too often reinforce this 'winner-take-all' economy, instead of trying to compensate for it."... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Old, Not-So-Grand Bargain

- July 31, 2013

Obama’s So-Called “Grand Bargain” Is “In Essence, A Repackaging Of Old Proposals.” “But the White House proposal was, in essence, a repackaging of old proposals — and within hours, Republican leaders in the Senate and House had rejected and ridiculed the idea.”... Continue Reading »

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A Boon Of Influence

- July 31, 2013

Obama, In 2008: "[Lobbyists] Will Not Run My White House, And They Will Not Drown Out The Voices Of The American People When I'm President." OBAMA: "I won't take money from PACs, won't take money from federal registered lobbyists. (Applause.) They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I'm president."... Continue Reading »

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Diplomatic Dollars

- July 29, 2013

During The 2008 Campaign, Obama Said "We Need To Limit The Influence Of Big Donors." OBAMA: "I wholeheartedly agree with the idea that we need to limit the influence of big donors on campaigns, and I've co-sponsored legislation to fix the system - legislation Sen. McCain does not support. I am firmly committed to reforming the system as president, so that it's viable in today's campaign climate."... Continue Reading »

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Maybe Obama Should Address His Hill Relationships

- July 24, 2013

“Speeches don’t hire and speeches don’t work with Congress to create jobs. Fifty-six percent of America disapproves of how Obama is handling the economy. Maybe it’s because he’s giving the same old speeches pushing the same old economic ideas without working with Congress. It’s time the president tried something new.” – RNC press secretary Kirsten Kukowski... Continue Reading »

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A Trend Of Disapproval

- July 24, 2013

Yesterday, A Marist-McClatchy Polls Showed Just 41 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Obama's Job Performance, His Worst Showing In The Poll Since September 2011 And A Sharp Drop From April's 50 Percent Approval Rating. "Overall, the poll found Obama's job approval at 41 percent last week, a sharp drop from April's 50 percent and his worst showing in the poll since 39 percent in September 2011. Forty-eight percent disapproved in the latest poll, up from April's 46 percent. Obama won re-election in November with 51 percent of the popular vote."... Continue Reading »

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Another Bundler Climbs The Ladder

- July 19, 2013

Tim Broas, Nominee for Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Department of State. Tim Broas is a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, a position he has held since 1995. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, having been appointed in December 2010. From 1986 to 1995, he was a partner at Anderson Hibey & Blair. Previously, Mr. Broas was an attorney at Whitman & Ransom from 1983 to 1985 and Conboy Hewitt O'Brien & Boardman from 1980 to 1983. From 1979 to 1980, he served as a law clerk for Justice Mark Sullivan of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Mr. Broas received an A.B. from Boston College and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary.... Continue Reading »

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Hypocrite Harry Goes Nuclear

- July 12, 2013

Yesterday, Sen. Harry Reid Announced He Is Prepared To Execute The "Nuclear Option" As Early As Next Week If The Senate Does Not Agree To Force Through Seven Obama Nominees. "Reid filed cloture on a bloc of seven Obama nominees on Thursday afternoon, setting the stage for a potential vote on invoking the nuclear option on Tuesday. If Republicans continue to filibuster any or all of those presidential selections, the Nevada Democrat will force through his proposed rules change, he told reporters. Reid's nuclear option comes in two parts. It would require a simple majority to change Senate rules, rather than the 67 now needed. And it would mean that a filibuster on an executive-branch nominees could be ended with only 51 votes, rather than the 60-vote threshold now in place."... Continue Reading »

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They Said It Flashback!

- July 11, 2013

Sen. Harry Reid: "The Filibuster Is Far From A Procedural Gimmick. It's Part Of The Fabric Of This Institution … Senators Have Used The Filibuster To Stand Up To Popular Presidents, To Block Legislation, And, Yes, Even, As I've Stated, To Stall Executive Nominees." SEN. HARRY REID: "The filibuster is not a scheme and it certainly isn't new. The filibuster is far from a procedural gimmick. It's part of the fabric of this institution we call the Senate. It was well-known in colonial legislatures before we became a country, and it's an integral part of our country's 214-year history. The first filibuster in the United States Congress happened in 1790. It was used by lawmakers from Virginia and South Carolina who were trying to prevent Philadelphia from hosting the first Congress. Since then, the filibuster has been employed hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of times. It's been employed on legislative matters, it's been employed on procedural matters relating to the president's nominations for Cabinet and sub-Cabinet posts, and it's been used on judges for all those years. One scholar estimates that 20 percent of the judges nominated by presidents have fallen by the wayside, most of them as a result of filibusters. Senators have used the filibuster to stand up to popular presidents, to block legislation, and, yes, even, as I've stated, to stall executive nominees. The roots of the filibuster are found in the Constitution and in our own rules."... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Open Door

- July 8, 2013

Obama: "[Lobbyists] Will Not Run My White House, And They Will Not Drown Out The Voices Of The American People When I'm President." OBAMA: "I won't take money from PACs, won't take money from federal registered lobbyists. (Applause.) They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I'm president." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s “Wall Street Guy” Goes Bust

- June 28, 2013

Yesterday Afternoon, The Commodities Futures Trading Commission Filed Civil Charges Against Former New Jersey Governor And MF Global CEO Jon Corzine. "Jon Corzine, the former chief executive of brokerage MF Global, has been charged by a US regulator for alleged misuse of customers' funds.... Continue Reading »

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Thirty Days Later, What Else Have We Learned About The IRS?

- June 27, 2013

In May, IRS Chief Danny Werfel Was Asked To Conduct A 30-Day Review Of The IRS. "Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has instructed Werfel undertake a comprehensive report of the agency within 30 days of taking office - a step Werfel said will help the agency regain the trust of Americans."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Reveals Government Abuse In New Video: “Government Out Of Control”

- June 25, 2013

On the heels of the release of their “Government Gone Wild” timeline, the Republican National Committee is continuing to draw attention to the scandals of Obama’s oversized federal government in a new video, “Government Out Of Control.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Lays Out Obama Administration Scandals In New “Government Gone Wild” Timeline

- June 24, 2013

The Republican National Committee has documented Obama’s record of wasteful government spending, unaccountable actions, and empty rhetoric in an extensive new virtual timeline, “Government Gone Wild.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on "Hannity"

- June 19, 2013

Last evening, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus joined Sean Hannity on "Hannity" and questioned Hillary Clinton’s leadership in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and in the recent developments of scandals plaguing the State Department.... Continue Reading »

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Big Government And Broken Promises

- June 18, 2013

Obama: "I Ran For Office Pledging To Make Our Government Leaner And Smarter And More Consumer-Friendly." OBAMA: "I ran for office pledging to make our government leaner and smarter and more consumer-friendly. And from the moment I got here, I saw up close what many of you know to be true: The government we have is not the government that we need."... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Poll Numbers Plummet

- June 17, 2013

CNN Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Dropped 8 Points Over The Past Month, To 45 Percent, His Lowest Rating In More Than A Year And Half. "President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than a year and a half, according to a new national poll."... Continue Reading »

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Dems Backing Away From Holder

- June 13, 2013

"Manchin, 65, Also Indicated That Attorney General Eric Holder, Who Has Been Criticized For Targeting News Organizations, Among Other Issues, Should Consider Resigning."... Continue Reading »

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Unsolved Mysteries: IRS Edition

- June 10, 2013

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD): "Based Upon Everything I've Seen The Case Is Solved. And If It Were Me, I Would Wrap This Case Up And Move On To Be Frank With You."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Demands Answers to Simple, Unanswered IRS Questions in New Video

- June 10, 2013

The RNC is demanding answers to unanswered questions about the systematic targeting of conservatives by the IRS in a new video, “Americans Deserve Answers.”... Continue Reading »

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IRS Blame Game

- June 6, 2013

Former Head Of The IRS Tax-Exempt Division Lois Lerner Initially Told Reporters That Cincinnati Employees Started The Targeting Themselves. "When the controversy erupted in May, Ms. Lerner portrayed the targeting as the result of decisions by IRS employees in Cincinnati, who 'decided to centralize [tea-party cases] so we'd have consistency,' she said during a May 10 conference call with reporters."... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Tar Heel Blues

- June 6, 2013

Today, Obama Is Back In North Carolina As Part Of His Middle Class Jobs And Opportunity Tour - His First Visit To Charlotte Since His 2012 DNC Convention. "President Barack Obama is making his first visit to North Carolina's largest city since accepting his party's re-election nomination there last September at the Democratic National Convention. The White House announced Obama will be in Charlotte this coming Thursday on the latest stop of his 'Middle-Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour.'"... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Increasingly Bystander Presidency

- June 5, 2013

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"Unprecedented" Openness

- June 4, 2013

Obama: "My Administration Is Committed To Creating An Unprecedented Level Of Openness In Government."... Continue Reading »

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Crisis Of Competence

- June 4, 2013

Obama: "As President Of The United States, It's Pretty Clear To Me That I'm Responsible For Folks Who Are Working In The Federal Government And You Know, Harry Truman Said The Buck Stops With You." OBAMA: "Well, here's what I know, we were just talking about responsibility and as president of the United States, it's pretty clear to me that I'm responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you."... Continue Reading »

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Another Excuse To Dodge Transparency

- June 3, 2013

The Department Of Veterans Affairs Tried To Blame Its Failure To Respond To FOIA Requests Made In December 2011 On Sequester Cuts, Even Though The Department Was Exempted From Sequestration. "Federal agency managers have told President Barack Obama that the budget cuts known as sequestration would likely cause mass layoffs, jeopardize military medical care and cut nutrition assistance to poor children. The spending cuts, which may total $1.2 trillion over nine years, can also make a handy excuse for delaying departmental duties. The Department of Veterans Affairs, which Obama exempted from sequestration to protect veterans, last week tried blaming the cuts for its failure to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request we filed with the agency in December 2011." ... Continue Reading »

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An AG Under Attack From Within The Administration

- June 3, 2013

NBC's Chuck Todd: White House Advisers Call Attorney General Holder Unprepared, A Bad Manager And Not Well Informed. MSNBC'S JOE SCARBOROUGH: "Chuck Todd, what is the White House going to do? When you have The New York Times talking about the criminalization of reporting, something that you said a couple of weeks ago, that's a problem for a democratic administration. How do they move forward? TODD: "Well it is. And this issue with Eric Holder, this has been a divide in the White House for frankly more than a year. There have been a lot of, I would call it, the political advisers, the splits been between the political advisers and the President on this one. A lot of the political advisers would have liked to have seen Eric Holder decide, you know what, he didn't want to serve in a second term. That he would go on his own time." SCARBOROUGH: "Why do they want him out earlier?" TODD: "Because they feel that he doesn't use a lot of political sense when managing the building or some would argue he doesn't manage the building. By 'the building,' I'm referring to the Justice Department. That there is always this issue of -- that he just seems to be surprised by what's going on, or not well informed enough, or if he well informed enough, not very articulate about how to deal with it internally than how to deal with it on capitol hill, that he doesn't get prepared when he goes to capitol hill."... Continue Reading »

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Unanswered Questions For The Accountability Review Board

- June 3, 2013

With Ambassador Pickering Headed To The Hill To Address Lingering Questions On Benghazi, Why Is The Obama Administration Still Hiding Behind The Accountability Review Board? Today, House Oversight Committee Investigators Will Interview Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Co-Chair Of The State Department's Accountability Review Board, About The Benghazi Review Process. "The co-author of the State Department's independent report on Benghazi, Libya, has agreed to be deposed by congressional Republicans on June 3, but is also pressing for a public hearing, the State Department said Thursday. The announcement comes after House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that he would lift his subpoena mandating former Ambassador Thomas Pickering's appearance. Issa had subpoenaed the retired diplomat after he refused to meet for a closed-door deposition. The California lawmaker said Wednesday Pickering had 'voluntarily agreed to appear and speak to committee staff." (Julian Pecquet, "Benghazi Auditor To Appear For Closed-Door Deposition On June 3," The Hill 's Global Affairs , 5/23/13)... Continue Reading »

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Chairman Priebus: “When Do Americans Get Answers?”

- June 3, 2013

“Where does the buck stop in the Obama administration? Will anyone take responsibility for the IRS scandal? When will we hear the whole truth? And will the president ever admit to creating a culture of hostility toward conservative groups?... ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Graphic Illustrates Constant Contact Between IRS Commissioner and White House

- May 31, 2013

As the IRS scandal unfolds and the White House runs from revealing the truth, the Republican National Committee has released a new graphic showing the IRS Commissioner visited the White House 161 times – more than double the number of recorded visits for prominent members of President Obama’s own cabinet, and three times the recorded visits as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who was charged with implementing ObamaCare.... Continue Reading »

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Hope, Change, And Cashing In

- May 31, 2013

FLASHBACK, Obama In 2007: " When I Am President, I Will Make It Absolutely Clear That Working In An Obama Administration Is Not About Serving Your Former Employer, Your Future Employer, Or Your Bank Account ­ It's About Serving Your Country, And That's What Comes First." "When I am President, I will make it absolutely clear that working in an Obama Administration is not about serving your former employer, your future employer, or your bank account ­ it's about serving your country, and that's what comes first. When you walk into my administration, you will not be able to work on regulations or contracts directly related to your former employer for two years. And when you leave, you will not be able to lobby the Administration throughout the remainder of my term in office." (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks: "Taking Our Government Back," Manchester, NH, 6/22/07)... Continue Reading »

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Transparent Irony

- May 30, 2013

SHOT: Obama: "My Administration Is Committed To Creating An Unprecedented Level Of Openness In Government." (President Barack Obama, "Memorandum For The Heads Of Executive Departments And Agencies: Transparency and Open Government," Press Release, 1/21/09)... Continue Reading »

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RNC Sends FOIA Request for Benghazi Emails Between Obama’s Reelection Campaign and State Department

- May 30, 2013

In an effort to uncover the truth about why the Obama administration was not honest and forthcoming with the American people about the attacks in Benghazi, the Republican National Committee sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request letter asking for copies of all emails and documents between Department of State employees and staff on President Obama’s reelection campaign between September 11 and November 7, 2012, that include the words “Libya” and/or “Benghazi.” These dates include the day of the attack, the events surrounding Ambassador Rice’s Sunday Show appearances, and all of the presidential debates.... Continue Reading »

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An AG Without Answers

- May 29, 2013

The House Judiciary Committee Is Looking Into Whether Attorney General Holder Lied Regarding Statements Made About The DOJ's Authority To "Prosecute Reporters Under The Espionage Act." "The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Department's (DOJ) surveillance of reporters, an aide close to the matter told The Hill. The panel is looking at a statement Holder made during a back and forth with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about whether the DOJ could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917." (Jonathan Easley, "House Judiciary Investigating Whether Holder Lied Under Oath," The Hill, 5/28/13)... Continue Reading »

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RNC Demands Accountability, Sick of Excuses in New Video: “The Buck Stops Where?”

- May 29, 2013

As officials continue to evade responsibility for the political targeting at the IRS, the Republican National Committee has released a new video, The Buck Stops Where?... Continue Reading »

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NO ANSWERS

- May 28, 2013

The Wall Street Journal Editorial: Obama Has "Given The Impression That He Sits Atop A Federal Government Which He Does Not, And Could Not Possibly, Control." "But the White House began its response by pushing the line that the IRS is an 'independent agency,' and Mr. Obama has since given the impression that he sits atop a federal government which he does not, and could not possibly, control." (Editorial, "The Unaccountable Executive," The Wall Street Journal, 5/22/13)... Continue Reading »

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RNC Reveals Shifting Timeline of IRS Scandal in New Graphic

- May 28, 2013

As the IRS scandal continues to unfold, the Republican National Committee is keeping track of the shifting stories of the Obama administration in a new graphic, “Everyone Knew…Except the President?”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Pritzker Nomination Under Fire From All Directions

- May 23, 2013

Despite Obama’s Previous Castigation Of Utilizing Offshore Accounts To Avoid Taxes, His Nomination Of Pritzker Is The Second Such Nominee With Offshore Accounts Of Her Own. “The nomination of Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker marks the second time this year that Obama has put forth a cabinet nominee with offshore accounts -- months after he castigated Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, for utilizing them. In a financial disclosure released last week, Pritzker said she received $53.6 million in income last year from a trust in the Bahamas.” (Laura Litvan, “Pritzker Yields Party Role Reversal On Offshore Trusts,” Bloomberg, 5/20/13)... Continue Reading »

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The Internal Revenue Circus

- May 22, 2013

Over A Week Later, Obama's IRS Scandal - And The Administration's Reaction To It - Gets More Troubling By The Day THE WEEK IS HARDLY HALFWAY OVER - HOW MANY OTHER SHIFTING STORIES WILL THERE BE IN THE UNFOLDING IRS SCANDAL?... Continue Reading »

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RNC Sends FOIA Request To IRS

- May 22, 2013

Today the Republican National Committee sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request letter to the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to provide the American people with the facts related to the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups and donors—information that the Obama administration still has not adequately addressed.... Continue Reading »

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Public Outrage Growing Over IRS Scandal

- May 21, 2013

As the IRS scandal continues to worsen for the White House, grassroots activists took to the streets today in Cincinnati and across the country to protest the targeting of conservative groups. With IRS officials pleading the 5th and public outrage growing, it’s safe to say this scandal won’t be going away any time soon. Below is a rundown of the coverage from ground zero:... Continue Reading »

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Irrelevant

- May 20, 2013

Obama's Ignorance Of The Scandals Enveloping His Administration Makes Him Seem "Unacquainted With The Work Of His Own Administration." "President Obama's professed ignorance of the targeting of conservatives by one government agency and his support of tracking journalists' sources by another highlight one of the great paradoxes of his presidency: Sometimes he uses his office as aggressively as anyone who's held it; other times he seems unacquainted with the work of his own administration." (Philip Rucker and Peter Wallsten, "President Obama Exercises A Fluid Grip On The Levers Of Power," The Washington Post , 5/18/13)... Continue Reading »

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UNDER FIRE, OBAMA WHITE HOUSE RESORTS TO CALLING FACTS OF SCANDALS “IRRELEVANT”

- May 19, 2013

Obama Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer Refused To Say Where Obama Was Throughout The Night Of The Benghazi Attacks, Calling It "A Largely Irrelevant Fact." FOX NEWS' CHRIS WALLACE: "With due respect, you didn't answer my question. What did the president do that night?" PFEIFFER: "He was kept, he was in constant touch that night with his national security team, and kept up to date with the events as they were happening." WALLACE: "When you say his national security team, he didn't talk to the Secretary of State except for the one time when the first attack was over. He didn't talk to the Secretary of Defense, he didn't talk to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Who was he talking to?" PFEIFFER: "He was talking to his national security staff, his national security council, are the people who keep him up to date about these things as they happen." WALLACE: "Was he in the Situation Room?" PFEIFFER: "He was kept up to date throughout the day." WALLACE: "Do you not know whether he was in the Situation Room?" PFEIFFER: "I don't know what room the president was in that night. That's a largely irrelevant fact." (Fox News' "Fox News Sunday," 5/19/13)... Continue Reading »

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Updated IRS Timeline

- May 17, 2013

Hi all, wanted to send you an updated timeline on the IRS scandal after testimony today revealed the Obama administration knew about the targeting of conservative groups in 2012. Looking at the timeline you really have to wonder how it is that President Obama “didn’t know” until last week.... Continue Reading »

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IRS SCANDAL TAINTS OBAMACARE

- May 17, 2013

ABC News Headline: "IRS Official In Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office." (John Parkinson and Steven Portnoy, "IRS Official In Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office," ABC News, 5/16/13)... Continue Reading »

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Interesting Hearing...

- May 17, 2013

A couple questions come to mind after today’s IRS hearing. Why did the IRS commissioner think it would be a good idea to promote one of the individuals tied to the IRS scandal to oversee Obamacare enforcement and implementation? Did the IRS’s plan to reveal the scandal include telling anyone at Treasury or in the White House? If so, who? If not, why? And, finally, does Commissioner Miller still believe the IRS’s actions were legal? Does the White House agree with his assessment?... Continue Reading »

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RNC Demands Transparency From Obama Administration in New Video

- May 15, 2013

As President Obama struggles to explain the political scandals enveloping his administration, the Republican National Committee has released a new video, “Demand Transparency,” highlighting the administration’s lack of accountability.... Continue Reading »

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Who’s Running This Ship?

- May 15, 2013

In 2009, President Obama Said That Part Of His "New Course" For Washington Was "Making Sure That When I Screw Up That I'm Taking Responsibility For It." OBAMA: "It's not going to be perfect. There are going to be bumps and fits and starts on this thing. But as long as I stay focused on them and putting them back to work, making sure that they have health insurance, making sure their kids can afford college, cleaning up attitudes around here, including making sure that when I screw up that I'm taking responsibility for it. I think that people will feel that three or four or five years down the road that you know we set a new course." (President Barack Obama, Interview With Katie Couric Of CBS News, 2/3/09)... Continue Reading »

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RNC Demands The Truth About Benghazi In New Video: “Questions”

- May 14, 2013

Following new revelations about the roles played by the State Department and the White House in the aftermath of the Benghazi attacks, the Republican National Committee is demanding the truth about what really happened in Benghazi and in the days following the attacks in its newest video, “Questions.” As the State Department continues to dodge questions and the White House downplays its role in editing the Benghazi talking points, viewers can demand answers from Hillary, Obama and their Democrat allies by signing the petition at GOP.com.... Continue Reading »

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IRS Timeline

- May 13, 2013

Today, Obama said he first heard about the scandal Friday which is strange because there’s been news coverage, Congressional testimony, the IRS chief knew a year ago and the White House Counsel knew a month ago. If Obama is mad at anyone it should be at his staff for dropping the ball… ... Continue Reading »

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With The Facts Not On His Side, Obama Resorts To Calling Lingering Questions About Benghazi “A Sideshow”

- May 13, 2013

Obama: "The Day After [Benghazi] Happened, I Acknowledged That This Was An Act Of Terrorism." (President Barack Obama, Remarks At A Joint Press Conference With U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, Washington, DC, 5/13/13)... Continue Reading »

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Obama Takes Another Pass On An IRS Apology

- May 13, 2013

President Barack Obama moved tentatively today to join the bubbling outrage at the IRS' targeting of conservative groups, although he said he didn't have sufficient reason yet to either condemn outright or apologize directly for the tax agency's behavior. 'If it turns out that IRS employees acted in anything less than a neutral and non-partisan way, then that is outrageous,' Obama said in a mid-morning news conference with visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron.... Continue Reading »

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An Issue Of Credibility

- May 13, 2013

When two storms collide, the weather gets hairy. For President Obama, the IRS and Benghazi stories converged this weekend for a self-inflicted tempest that threatens his credibility. His people can't get their stories straight. Internal Revenue Service officials denied for months the targeting of conservative political groups for reviews of their tax exempt status. With investigators poised to expose the chilling operation, a high-ranking IRS official acknowledged it late last week and apologized for it. The agency blamed low-level employees, saying no high-level officials were aware. That appears to be untrue. The Associated Press reported Saturday that senior IRS officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general's report... Continue Reading »

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More Money, More Problems

- May 13, 2013

Tonight, Obama Will Make Time To Attend A High-Dollar Fundraiser Hosted By Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein And Fashion Designer Georgina Chapman. “President Obama is scheduled to headline a big-dollar fundraiser in New York City May 13, but not everyone is happy about it, the NY Post's Page Six reports. The intimate, $32,400-per-head affair is slated for the Manhattan home of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman.” (Donovan Slack, “Obama To Headline DNC Fundraiser In NYC,” Politico, 4/9/13)... Continue Reading »

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VIDEO: State Department Continues To Blame CIA For Benghazi Talking Points

- May 13, 2013

All – see this video in case you missed today’s State Department briefing with Jen Psaki. A lot of State Department finger pointing at the CIA. Four times in four minutes to be exact.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Benghazi Spin Unravels

- May 10, 2013

The CIA in this case Deputy Director of the CIA, took that process and issued a set of talking points on that Saturday morning, and those talking points were disseminated. Again this is all in response to requests from Congress. And the only edit made by the White House or the State Department to those talking points generated by the CIA was a change from referring to the facility that was attacked in Benghazi from consulate because it was not a consulate, to diplomatic post. I think I had referred to it as diplomatic facility, I think it may have been diplomatic post. But the point being, it was a matter of nonsubstantive, factual correction. But there was a process leading up to that that involved inputs from a lot of agencies as is always the case in a situation like this, and is always appropriate. And the effort is always to, in that circumstance, with an ongoing investigation, and a lot of information, some of it accurate, some of it not, about what had happened and who was responsible, to provide information for members of Congress and others in the administration, for example who might speak publicly about it, that was based on only what the intelligence community could say for sure it thought it knew and that is what was generated by the intelligence community, by the CIA.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Calls for Immediate Congressional Investigation

- May 10, 2013

Following today’s admission from the Internal Revenue Service that the agency deliberately targeted conservative groups, Chairman Priebus sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling for immediate Congressional hearings.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Bungled Benghazi Response

- May 10, 2013

When it became clear last fall that the CIA's now discredited Benghazi talking points were flawed, the White House said repeatedly the document were put together almost entirely by the intelligence community, but White House documents reviewed by Congress suggest a different story. ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show they were extensive edited as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA to the final version distributed to Congress and to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice before she appeared on five talk shows the Sunday after that attack. White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department.... Continue Reading »

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Another One Bites The Dust

- May 10, 2013

The shutdown of a wheelchair-van maker financed by U.S. taxpayers is adding to congressional criticism of clean-energy lending by President Barack Obama's administration that's been a target since the 2011 bankruptcy of solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC. Vehicle Production Group LLC, a closely held startup that received $50 million in Energy Department financing, has ceased operations and fired almost all of its employees, its former chief executive officer said yesterday. Car maker Fisker Automotive Inc., which received $193 million from the same loan program, missed the first payment last month and has also stopped production.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Benghazi Blunders Continue

- May 9, 2013

Government whistle-blowers on Wednesday choked back tears as they offered stark criticism of the administration’s handling of the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.... Continue Reading »

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Benghazi: “A Long Time Ago…”?

- May 8, 2013

Let's be clear, Benghazi happened a long time ago. We are unaware of any agency blocking an employee who would like to appear before Congress to provide information related to Benghazi.... Continue Reading »

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Subprime Cabinet

- May 2, 2013

President Barack Obama will round out his second-term Cabinet nominations on Thursday as he announces the long-awaited pick of Penny Pritzker for commerce secretary and also taps Michael Froman to be the next U.S. trade representative... Continue Reading »

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100 Days Past, Short On Leadership

- May 1, 2013

Coming off defeats on gun control and sequestration, and facing an uphill battle on immigration reform, Obama was pressed on whether he still had the 'juice' to get things accomplished in Washington. 'Maybe I should just pack up and go home,' Obama sarcastically responded. 'Golly. You know, I think it's a little, as Mark Twain said, you know, 'Rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated' at this point.'... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Washington: Same As The Old Washington

- April 26, 2013

THEN: When Announcing His Campaign For Presidency, Obama Pledged To End Special Interest Access. “And as people have looked away in disillusionment and frustration, we know what's filled the void. The cynics, the lobbyists, the special interests who've turned our government into a game only they can afford to play. They write the checks and you get stuck with the bill, they get the access while you get to write a letter, they think they own this government, but we're here today to take it back. The time for that kind of politics is over. It is through. It's time to turn the page.”... Continue Reading »

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Guilty on all counts.

- April 26, 2013

Guilty. On all counts. That was the verdict late Thursday in the forgery trial involvingformer chair of the county Democratic Party Butch Morgan and party member Dustin Blythe, who were accused of conspiring to forge signatures on petitions to place Democratic candidates on the state primary ballot in 2008...... Continue Reading »

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Fisker Nears The End Of The Road

- April 24, 2013

"Fisker CEO Tony Posawatz, Along With The Company's Chief Operating Officer And Former CEO, Will Testify At A House Hearing Wednesday On The Struggling Plug-In Hybrid Electric Sports Car Company." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Regulatory Nightmare

- April 23, 2013

SHOT: Obama Claimed He Has Passed Fewer New Regulations Than His Predecessor. OBAMA: “In fact, I’ve approved fewer regulations in the first three years of my presidency than my Republican predecessor did in his.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Second-Term Blues

- April 22, 2013

Obama Is "Trapped In A Very Frustrating Box" And "Realizes That The Vast Majority Of Congress Is As Impervious To His Pressure As It Is His Charm." "Obama, regardless of the personality and political approach he displays on any given day, keeps running into the same wall of insurmountable opposition. The cold, hard reality is that the president is trapped in a very frustrating box: He realizes that the vast majority of Congress is as impervious to his pressure as it is his charm. He is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't - and he knows it, several of his friends tell us."... Continue Reading »

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CBS Report: White House Facing More Questions On Jay-Z Cuba Trip

- April 12, 2013

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Underwater

- April 11, 2013

“A New NBC/WSJ Poll Finds President Obama's Approval Rating Has Fallen 6 Points Since His Reelection To 47 Percent. At The Same Time, His Disapproval Rating Has Ticked Up 5 Points To 48 Percent, The Poll Found.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Green Energy Nominee Ducks Questions On Carbon Tax

- April 9, 2013

Testifying Before The Senate Today, Obama's Energy Nominee Ernest Moniz Ducked Questions About His Support For A Tax On Carbon Emissions. SEN. MIKE LEE (R-UT): "Do you support a carbon tax?" ENERGY SECRETARY NOMINEE ERNEST MONIZ: "Sir, the, first of all I think it's important to say the administration has not proposed a carbon tax and has no plan to do so. I think that's the first point. The second point is Department of Energy is not the locust of discussions about such fiscal policies. Our job is to, as I said earlier, our principle job is push the technology innovation to get the cost of the low carbon technologies as low as possible." SEN. LEE: "Have you in the past advocated on this issue on one side or the other?" MONIZ: "Well for example, in 2008, there was a so-called open letter to the next President whoever it would be prior to the election. That was a time in which there were bipartisan discussions of cap and trade systems and I noted what the implications of that would be."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement on President Obama and Senate Republicans’ Dinner Meeting

- April 9, 2013

Today RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement regarding President Obama and Senate Republicans’ dinner this week... Continue Reading »

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New CNN Poll - Obama needs a few more pivots

- April 8, 2013

Here’s the new CNN poll showing Obama’s approval ratings down on key issues from the economy to the deficit, taxes and immigration. Also, see the note from CNN’s polling director about voter’s views of Obama personally versus his policies. Seems Obama may need a few more pivots after last Friday’s jobs report... Continue Reading »

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We've Seen This Movie Before

- April 5, 2013

Today, Fisker Automotive Announced That They Would Be Laying Off Employees, Including Its Public Relations Staff. "Fisker Automotive has laid off its public relations staff and other employees today, according to a source familiar with the company, another sign of deepening problems at the beleaguered electric car maker. No one is answering phones at the Anaheim, Calif., office this morning. The layoffs come on the heels of the high profile resignation of company founder and executive chairman Henrik Fisker, 49, last month over disagreements with the direction the company was taking in terms of its business strategy."... Continue Reading »

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Obama to the rescue...oh wait...

- April 3, 2013

Don’t worry about that whole budget thing taxpayers, Obama is giving back 5 percent ($20k per year) of his salary to Treasury. And then he’ll hop on Air Force One to take a $180k per HOUR ride to fundraise with the same fat cat millionaires and billionaires he campaigned against. Makes sense to me.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases New Web Video "Billionaire Row Hypocrisy"

- April 3, 2013

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has released a new web video "Billionaire Row Hypocrisy," ahead of President Obama’s trip to wine and dine fundraisers on Billionaires Row. Even worse, his aggressive fundraising schedule has yet to allow for the president to introduce a budget.... Continue Reading »

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Fisker, Obama’s Next Solyndra?

- April 3, 2013

In 2011, Founder Henrik Fisker Promised U.S. Taxpayers That "They Need Not Worry" About The DOE Loan, And That Fisker Would "Absolutely Not" Be The Next Solyndra. "In a 2011 interview with ABC News, Henrik Fisker, the renowned Danish auto designer who founded the company, issued a promise to U.S. taxpayers that they had no reason to worry about the more than $500 million in federal funds the government was getting set to bet on the company. 'No, I don't think they need to worry about it,' Fisker said. When asked if Fisker might be the next Solyndra, he said, 'Absolutely not.'" ... Continue Reading »

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These Fundraisers Won’t Be Awkward

- April 3, 2013

Obama: "I Actually Just Want To Govern - At Least For A Couple Years." OBAMA: "Can we sustain and maintain the sense of citizenship that arose during the course of the campaign outside of a campaign structure, outside of the immediate, okay, we're trying to win this many votes in this many states, but can, instead, we activate people around an agenda. I think here in Washington, this idea has been viewed with puzzle -- some both suspicion and people have been puzzled about what it is that we're trying to do. Because the usual idea is, well, this must just be a mechanism to try to win the next election in 2014. And what we've tried to explain to people is, is that, no, I actually just want to govern -- at least for a couple of years."... Continue Reading »

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More Failures From Obama’s Green Energy Loan Program

- March 28, 2013

Fisker Automotive, Which Has Not Made A Single Vehicle Since July 2012, Announced That It Will Furlough Its 200 Person U.S. Workforce. "Fisker Automotive, which has not made a vehicle since July, placed its U.S. workforce on furlough this week as part of its effort to keep costs low while it continues to search for a strategic partner, the U.S. automaker said on Wednesday. 'This is a common practice, particularly in the automotive industry, to manage costs and operations based on current activity levels and commercial requirements,' Fisker, which has just over 200 U.S. employees, said in a statement."... Continue Reading »

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How Convenient… Menendez Donor Reveals Lobbying Effort Four Years Later

- March 28, 2013

“A Company Controlled By The Democratic Donor In The Middle Of The Robert Menendez Controversy This Week Revealed That It Spent As Much As $60,000 On Previously Undisclosed Lobbying.”... Continue Reading »

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Ignoring The Warning Signs

- March 22, 2013

According To A New Department Of Homeland Security IG's Report, ATF Agents "Asked Their Border Patrol Counterparts Not To Pursue Criminal Leads" During "Fast And Furious." "Even as they lost scores of illegal firearms in their Fast and Furious operation, federal ATF agents asked their Border Patrol counterparts not to pursue criminal leads or track gun smuggling in southern Arizona so they could follow the firearms themselves, and senior Homeland Security agents 'complied and the leads were not investigated,' according to a new Department of Homeland Security inspector general's report."... Continue Reading »

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All You Have To Do Is Donate

- March 20, 2013

Embroiled Democrat Donor Salomon Melgen "Schmoozed" With Obama At 2010 DSCC Fundraiser Co-Hosted By Melgen. "Melgen briefly schmoozed Obama at a 2010 fundraiser Melgen co-hosted benefiting the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which Menendez chaired at the time. The president posed with his arm around Melgen in a photo obtained exclusively by POLITICO." (Kenneth P. Vogel and Tarini Parti, "Robert Menendez Donor Courted President Obama, Harry Reid," Politico, 3/19/13)... Continue Reading »

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Obama Still Trying To Pick Winners Despite Losing Record

- March 18, 2013

OBAMA CALLED FOR RENEWED INVESTMENT IN CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Obama Unveiled A New Plan To Invest $2 Billion Over The Next Decade In "Electric Vehicles, Biofuels, Fuel Cells, And Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles." "A key part of that plan, according to the White House, is the creation of an 'Energy Security Trust,' in which some offshore drilling royalties would be steered into development of technologies that help curb reliance on oil for transportation. The money - $2 billion over a decade - would support research into advancing technology around electric vehicles, biofuels, fuel cells, and natural gas-powered vehicles, according to the White House." (Carlo Munoz, "Obama Doubles Down On Alternative Energy," The Hill, 3/16/13)... Continue Reading »

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FACT-CHECKING OBAMA ON CANCELING WHITE HOUSE TOURS

- March 13, 2013

SHOT: This Morning, Obama Claimed That Canceling White House Tours "Was Not A Decision That Went Up To The White House." ABC'S GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: "You've been taking a lot of heat for the cancellation of the White House tours. I guess the secret service says it costs $74,000 a week. Was canceling them really necessary?" PRESIDENT OBAMA: "You know, I have to say this was not a decision that went up to the White House but what the Secret Service explained to us was that they're going to have to furlough some folks, what furloughs mean is that people lose a day of work and a day of pay, and, you know, the question for them is, you know, how deeply do they have to furlough their staff and is it worth it to make sure that we got White House tours if it means you got a whole bunch of families depending on a paycheck who are seeing a 5 or 10% reduction in their pay." (ABC's "Good Morning America," 3/13/13)... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! White House Official Says Obama's GOP Outreach Is A "Joke"

- March 12, 2013

Senior White House Official Says Obama's GOP Outreach Is "A Joke" And "Wasting" Time A Senior White House Official Claimed Obama's Outreach To Republican Lawmakers Is "A Joke" And That He Is Only Doing It For The Media. "Obama's sudden burst of public outreach coincides with a drop in his approval ratings, noted first by Democratic pollsters advising the White House last week and now surfacing in a spate of public polls. This raises the uncomfortable question: Is this schmooze-a-thon a legitimate act of humility and leadership or a cynical public display? I can't answer that question because I don't pretend to know Obama's state of mind. I can tell you that some of his advisers are no more convinced that this strategy will work than they were a few days ago. ' This is a joke. We're wasting the president's time and ours,' complained a senior White House official who was promised anonymity so he could speak frankly. 'I hope you all (in the media) are happy because we're doing it for you .'" (Ron Fournier, "Humility Or Cynicism? Whatever Is Driving Obama Is Better Than Nothing," National Journal, 3/12/13)... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: “Obama’s Pelosi II Strategy”

- March 5, 2013

Old Washington hands have been scratching their heads about the start of President Obama's second term, with its aggressive liberal priorities and attacks on Republicans. Whatever happened to governing? Well, the answer arrived this weekend as the Washington Post reported that Mr. Obama's real plan for the next two years is returning Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker in 2014.... Continue Reading »

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Open For Access

- March 5, 2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Says There Is No "Set Price" For Access To Obama, But Donors To Organizing For Action Will Get Access. "There is no 'set price' to meet with President Obama, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday amid continued outcry over the role of Organizing for Action, the outside group supporting the president's agenda. 'Any notion that there is a set price for a meeting with the president of the United States is just wrong,' Carney said during his daily briefing. Since OFA is intended to back the president's agenda, it makes sense that Obama would meet with the group. 'As anyone would expect, the president would likely meet with their representatives to discuss his agenda,' Carney said. 'But, again, any notion that there's a price for meeting with the president is simply wrong' he added."(Jennifer Epstein, "W.H.: 'No Set Price' For Meeting With Obama," Politico, 3/4/13)... Continue Reading »

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White House: No “Set Price” For Donor Access, But Yeah, Donors Still Get Access

- March 4, 2013

SHOT: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Says There’s No “Set Price” For Donor Access To Obama, But Donors Will Get Access. CARNEY: “Any notion that there’s a set price for a meeting with the President is just wrong. As you know Organizing for Action was set up to promote the president’s public policy agenda. Therefore, as anyone would expect, the president would likely meet with their representatives to discuss his agenda. But, again, any notion that there’s a price for meeting with the president is simply wrong.” (White House Press Briefing, 3/4/13)... Continue Reading »

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Déjà Lew

- February 26, 2013

Obama's Selection Of Lew For Treasury Secretary Raises Questions About The Continuing Revolving Door Between Wall Street And Government. "It makes sense that Lew would have been thinking ahead to his next career move when he joined Citigroup in 2006. It's also understandable that Citigroup sought to discourage Lew from joining a competitor. Why no mention of other kinds of public service, say a city hall job or returning to teaching? Why reward him for landing only a high-level U.S. government post, but not jobs such as those, which also are of high social importance? We don't know the whole story, except that Lew's agreement clearly attached unique value to the possibility that he might get a top U.S. government position someday. Should that be of concern to the public? It ought to be." (Johnathan Weil, "Citigroup's Man Goes To The Treasury Department," Bloomberg, 2/21/13)... Continue Reading »

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MSNBC On OFA Fundraising: “This Just Looks Bad”

- February 25, 2013

NBC’s Chuck Todd: “Excuse Us? This Just Looks Bad. It Looks Like The White House Is Selling Access.” TODD:“Finally, The New York Times reported over the weekend that donors who contribute and raise $500,000 for President Obama's Organizing for Action will get special access to the President. That's right. They’re selling access to the President. The new group has an ambitious goal -- to raise $50 million to convert the President's re-election campaign into an advocacy network and they’re offering access. The New York Timessays ‘giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama's group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the President along with other meetings at the White House.’ Excuse us? This just looks bad. It looks like the White House is selling access. The definition of how you define selling access. If you believe money has a stranglehold over the entire political system, this is ceding the moral high ground. And the President always has, from the moment he first announced his presidential bid in Springfield, six years ago, he stressed the need to curb the influence of special interests in Washington.” (MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” 2/25/13) ... Continue Reading »

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Under Obama, It Pays To Play

- February 14, 2013

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Obama Treasury Secretary Nominee Jack Lew “Not Familiar” With His Investment In What Obama Called “The Biggest Tax Scam In The World”

- February 13, 2013

Today, Obama Treasury Secretary Nominee Jack Lew Said He Believes That We Should Have Tax Policies That Make It Difficult To Shelter Income, Despite The Fact That He Himself Invested In The Cayman Islands’ Ugland House. SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): “And now to something that President Obama has made a big deal. On May the 4th, 2009, President Obama said about Ugland House, which is where you invested your money overseas, quote, “on the campaign I used to talk about the outrage of a building in Cayman Islands that had over 12,000 businesses, and I’ve said before, either this is the largest building in the world or the largest tax scam in the world,” end of quote. You invested more money there than the average American makes in an entire year. Do you believe the President was accurate in referring to the building which housed your investment as, quote, “the largest tax scam in the world?” JACK LEW: “Senator, I’m happy to answer questions about my own investments. I’m also happy to answer questions about tax policy regarding the sheltering of income from taxation. I reported all income that I earned. I paid all taxes due. I very strongly believe that we should have tax policies that make it difficult, if not impossible, to shelter income from taxation.”... Continue Reading »

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Lew: I May Be The Treasury Secretary Nominee, But I Don’t Know Much About My Own Investments

- February 13, 2013

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A Hypocritical Pick For Treasury

- February 13, 2013

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary nominee Jacob Lew on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m., the panel said, suggesting that no major hurdles were discovered during a congressional review of his record.... Continue Reading »

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The Hagel Fiasco

- February 12, 2013

"Senate confirmation hearings are often about the performances. Chuck Hagel delivered a particularly mediocre one. The former Nebraska senator struggled through answers, changed responses and seemed at points at a loss to describe why he wanted the job - or why President Barack Obama wanted him for it." ... Continue Reading »

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Stuck On Repeat

- February 12, 2013

In tonight’s State Of The Union Address, Obama will lay out his second term agenda. But as CNN and NBC said this morning, it’s nothing we haven’t heard before.... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Same Old Tiresome Undertakings

- February 12, 2013

Obama, who began his second term last month after winning re-election in November, is expected to use Tuesday night's speech to offer his plan for spurring the tepid economy, including proposals for investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and education.... Continue Reading »

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Democrats Of Distinction

- February 8, 2013

Sen. Robert Menendez, The Powerful New Jersey Democrat Who This Week Was Named Chairman Of The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Is Facing A Senate Ethics Probe Into Whether He Accepted Inappropriate Gifts From A Wealthy Florida Eye Surgeon Who Is Under FBI Investigation... Continue Reading »

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Sen. Bob Menendez (D-Obama Problem)

- February 4, 2013

The bad news keeps coming: a Senate Ethics probe, allegations involving underage prostitutes, an FBI investigation of a key campaign donor, undisclosed flights on the donor's private plane, and now, reports linking Menendez to an existing multi-million dollar contract he urged officials to enforce for the disgraced donor. Menendez denies nearly all of it. But it couldn't come at a worse time for the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who, as the only Hispanic Democrat in the upper chamber, has led the way on his party's recent all-out push to revamp the country's immigration laws... Continue Reading »

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Hagel: The Wrong Choice

- January 31, 2013

Asked About The “Dire Consequences” To National Security Should Sequestration Go Into Effect, Hagel Said The Defense Budget Was “Bloated” And “The Pentagon Needs To Be Pared Down.” QUESTION: “On this Joint Committee that’s being created, Leon Panetta, our Defense Secretary, has warned of really dire consequences to U.S. national security if this so-called trigger gets pulled, in which case we would see $600 billion in automatic cuts to the Defense Department. Do you agree with his assessment that that would be very harmful to national security.” HAGEL: “Defense Department, I think, in many ways, has been bloated. So I think the Pentagon needs to be pared down. I don’t think that our military has really looked at themselves strategically, critically, in a long, long time.” (Chuck Hagel, Interview With The Financial Times, 9/1/11)... Continue Reading »

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President Partisan

- January 22, 2013

The Washington Post's David Ignatius: "A Flat, Partisan And Pedestrian Speech" (David Ignatius, Op-Ed, "A Flat, Partisan And Pedestrian Speech," The Washington Post, 1/21/13)... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Boys’ Club

- January 15, 2013

"In An Oval Office Meeting On Dec. 29, 11 Of President Obama's Top Advisers Stood Before Him Discussing The Heated Fiscal Negotiations. The 10 Visible In A White House Photo Are Men." (Annie Lowrey, "Obama's Remade Inner Circle Has An All-Male Look, So Far," The New York Times, 1/8/12)... Continue Reading »

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Hagel In A Pretzel

- January 15, 2013

THEN: While Visiting Pakistan In 2006, Hagel Said "A Military Strike Against Iran, A Military Option, Is Not A Viable, Feasible, Responsible Option." "April 2006, while visiting Islamabad: 'I would say that a military strike against Iran, a military option, is not a viable, feasible, responsible option. … I believe a political settlement will be the answer. Not a military settlement. All these issues will require a political settlement.'" (Max Fisher, "Chuck Hagel's Ambiguous Stance On Dealing With Iran," The Washington Post 's Worldview, 12/13/12)... Continue Reading »

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From Subprime To Primetime

- January 10, 2013

Obama's Staff Has Been Instructed To Prepare For The Nomination Of Jack Lew For Treasury Secretary. "President Barack Obama may choose White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner as soon as this week, according to two people familiar with the matter. The selection of Lew would trigger a White House shuffle for Obama's second term as he replaces his chief of staff and moves senior aides into new roles, said the people, who requested anonymity to discuss personnel matters. While Obama hasn't made a final decision to pick Lew, the president's staff has been instructed to prepare for his nomination, said one of the people." (Hans Nichols, "Obama Said Close To Choosing Lew For Treasury Secretary," Bloomberg, 1/8/13)... Continue Reading »

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DEMOCRATS AND THE HAGEL NOMINATION

- January 7, 2013

The Washington Post: "The Real Danger To Obama's Pick To Lead The Pentagon Is From Within The President's Own Party." "While the Republican opposition to Hagel has drawn most of the headlines to date, however, the real danger to Obama's pick to lead the Pentagon is from within the President's own party." (Chris Cillizza And Aaron Blake, "President Obama Picks A Confirmation Fight. Can He Win It?" The Washington Post's The Fix, 1/7/13)... Continue Reading »

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Chuck Hagel’s World…

- January 7, 2013

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Morning Joe: Why Does Obama Have Trouble Talking To Fellow Human Beings?

- January 4, 2013

Morning Joe: Why Does Obama Have Trouble Talking To Fellow Human Beings?... Continue Reading »

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Obama In ’08: We Are Not Going To Use Signing Statements

- January 3, 2013

In 2008, Obama Promised He Would Not Use Signing Statements "As A Way Of Doing An End Run Around Congress." QUESTION: "When Congress offers you a bill, do you promise not to use presidential signage to get your way?" OBAMA: "Yes. Let me just explain for those who are unfamiliar with this issue. You know, we've got a government designed by the founders so that there'd be checks and balances. You don't want a President who's too powerful or a Congress who's too powerful or courts that are too powerful. Everybody's got their own role. Congress' job is to pass legislation. The President can veto it, or he can sign it. But what George Bush has been trying to do is part of his effort to accumulate more power in the Presidency, is, he's been saying, "Well, I can basically change what Congress passed by attaching a letter sayin' 'I don't agree with this part' or 'I don't agree with that part.' I'm going to choose to interpret it this way or that way." Uh, that's not part of his power. But this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he's going along. I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for ten years, I believe in the Constitution, and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We're not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama Struggles To Rebuild His National Security Team

- December 21, 2012

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Dept. Of Selling Military Secrets

- December 6, 2012

Obama's Bankrupt Battery Manufacturer, A123 Systems, " Could End Up In The Hands Of A Chinese Company When It Goes On The Auction Block. " "A bankrupt battery manufacturer that was a cornerstone of President Obama's effort to make the United States a global leader in clean-energy technology could end up in the hands of a Chinese company when it goes on the auction block Thursday. Congressional Republicans call the company, A123 Systems, which received $133 million in federal stimulus grants, a textbook case of how the Obama administration wasted taxpayer money trying to nurture new industries. Administration officials say the stimulus money was used to build a new manufacturing facility in Michigan that could remain open under new owners, even if they turn out to be foreign."... Continue Reading »

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Bundling For Ambassadorships

- December 4, 2012

Obama Is Considering Top Bundler Anna Wintour As His Next Ambassador To Either The U.K. Or France. "President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, as his next ambassador to either the U.K. or France as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion, according to two people familiar with the matter."... Continue Reading »

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For Obama, “Unprecedented Level Of Openness In Government” Are Just Words

- December 4, 2012

Obama: "My Administration Is Committed To Creating An Unprecedented Level Of Openness In Government."... Continue Reading »

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Susan Rice Invests In Companies Doing Business In Iran

- November 30, 2012

Today, The Washington Post reports that Susan Rice has investments with companies that do business in Iran, raising questions among both Republicans and Democrats. According to her 2011 Public Financial Disclosure Report, Susan Rice and her husband have investments in multiple companies which conducted business in Iran. Even Democrats acknowledge her investments would be an issue should she be nominated for Secretary of State.... Continue Reading »

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Help Wanted

- November 28, 2012

"Obama's National Security Team Is Facing The Most Dramatic Upheaval Of His Presidency." "President Barack Obama and his aides touted his strengths on foreign policy and national security during the campaign, arguing his accomplishments are so significant that they buttress his case for a second term. Now, just days after his reelection, Obama's national security team is facing the most dramatic upheaval of his presidency." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Second Term Fluff

- November 15, 2012

Obama: "I Hope And Intend To Be An Even Better President In The Second Term Than I Was In The First." OBAMA: "And there are people all across this country, millions of folks who worked so hard to help us get elected but there are also millions of people who may not have voted for us but are also counting on us. And we take that responsibility very seriously. I take that responsibility very seriously. And I hope and intend to be an even better president in the second term than I was in the first."... Continue Reading »

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Obama Faces The Press

- November 14, 2012

Obama Will Hold His First Press Conference Since His Re-Election On Wednesday. "When President Barack Obama holds a news conference on Wednesday, it will be the 16th solo, formal White House press conference of his presidency. It will be his first since winning re-election and since the resignation of his CIA director over an affair - both topics likely to come up on Wednesday." ... Continue Reading »

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Sticking With What You Know

- November 14, 2012

Larry Summers Said Obama Paid A Price By Having Valerie Jarrett As His Ambassador To The Business Community: "I Think They Felt Patronized And Offended By Valerie." "Summers said he thought Obama should have taken a consistent line more reassuring to business. Though he had been the chief business contact for the administration, Valerie Jarrett was the ambassador, and Summers said the president paid a price with the business community for keeping her in that role. 'And she sure talked like she was speaking for [the president],' Summers said, 'and he didn't disabuse them of that, so I think they felt patronized and offended by Valerie.'" ... Continue Reading »

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How Obama Failed Your State - RNC "Ten For Ten" eBook Series

- November 6, 2012

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Leading From Behind - RNC "Ten For Ten" eBook Series

- November 3, 2012

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The Obama Book Report - RNC "Ten For Ten" eBook Series

- November 2, 2012

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A Failure To Change - RNC "Ten For Ten" eBook Series

- October 31, 2012

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Obama: Go Abound And Forward!

- October 30, 2012

Emails Reveal Obama White House Involved In $400 Million Loan Guarantee For Now-Bankrupt Abound Solar. "The White House was involved in discussions for a $400 million federal loan guarantee awarded to Longmont-based Abound Solar, which later went bankrupt, e-mails released by a Congressional committee show. The e-mails, which were obtained by the Republican staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, show White House interest in the loan and allude to pressure to complete the transaction." ... Continue Reading »

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Profiles In Cronyism: RNC "Ten For Ten" eBook Series

- October 29, 2012

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Ten For Ten eBook: Obama's Record Of Broken Promises

- October 28, 2012

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No Answers On Abound Solar

- October 26, 2012

Obama Laughs Off A Direct Question About Abound Solar's Bankruptcy And The Tax Dollars Lost. KYLE CLARK: "In a national address, you touted the stimulus money going to Abound Solar - a Colorado company connected to one of your billionaire fundraisers. Now, as you may know, Abound Solar is out of business and under criminal investigation. Those jobs are gone and taxpayers are out about 60 million dollars. How do you answer critics who see Abound Solar as Colorado's Solyndra - a politically connected clean energy company that went under and took our money with it?" PRESIDENT OBAMA: "(Laughs) Well, Kyle, I think that if you look at our record that these loans that are given out by the Department of Energy for clean energy have created jobs all across the country and only about four percent of these loans were going to some very cutting-edge industries that are going to allow us to figure out how to produce energy in a clean, renewable way in the future and create jobs in Colorado and all across the country. And some of them have failed but the vast majority of them are pushing us forward into a clean energy direction. And that's good for Colorado, that's good for the country. And these are decisions, by the way, that are made by the Department of Energy, they have nothing to do with politics."... Continue Reading »

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Hope & Change Flashback: We Can't Afford The "Same Political Games" That "Divide Us"

- October 26, 2012

OBAMA: "We don't have the luxury of relying on the same political games, the same tactics that are used every election to divide us, to make us afraid of one another. With the challenges and crises we face right now, we can't afford to divide this country by class or region; by who we are or what policies we support."... Continue Reading »

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Repackaging

- October 23, 2012

Politico 's Mike Allen: "This is a re-packaging of the plans the President has previously announced of manufacturing, education, energy."... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! "Obama Aides 'Pissed Off' About Anita Dunn"

- October 22, 2012

Obama Campaign Official On Campaign Adviser/Former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn's Relationship With Firms Lobbying The Administration: "It Smells." "White House and campaign officials privately are voicing chagrin and surprise over the extent of presidential confidante Anita Dunn's extensive consulting work for firms lobbying the administration on policies and regulations at the very time she is a key reelection adviser. 'It smells,' said one Obama campaign official. He asked for anonymity, as did at least three other White House and campaign aides, as well as one close personal friend of the president who responded to disclosures by The New York Times." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Green Energy Fire Sale

- October 22, 2012

In The Last Debate, Obama Said He Wouldn't Cede Green "Jobs Of The Future" To Other Countries. OBAMA: "And if we are only thinking about tomorrow or the next day and not thinking about 10 years from now, we're not going to control our own economic future, because China, Germany - they're making these investments. And I'm not going to cede those jobs of the future to those countries. I expect those new energy sources to be built right here in the United States."... Continue Reading »

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"This Is A Symbol Of Where America Is Going"

- October 19, 2012

Workers At Stimulus Funded Battery Plant "Have So Little Work To Do That They Spend Hours Playing Cards And Board Games, Reading Magazines Or Watching Movies." "Workers at LG Chem, a $300 million lithium-ion battery plant heavily funded by taxpayers, tell Target 8 that they have so little work to do that they spend hours playing cards and board games, reading magazines or watching movies. They say it's been going on for months." ... Continue Reading »

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SHOT/CHASER: Obama Touts More Taxpayer Dollars For “Long-Lasting Batteries” The Day After A123 Files For Bankruptcy

- October 17, 2012

SHOT: Today, At A Campaign Event In Iowa, Obama Says He Wants To Invest In "Long-Lasting Batteries." OBAMA: "The question is whether we build on the progress for the new energy source of the future. I am not going to keep giving corporate taxpayer-funded welfare to oil companies, $4 billion a year, when we could be using that money to promote wind, solar, and long-lasting batteries, and put Americans back to work right now, seeing that technology developed here in United States instead of China or Germany or some other country." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Misleading Libya Response

- October 17, 2012

Obama Gave A Misleading Response About His Reaction To The Terrorist Attack In Libya. OBAMA: "Secretary Clinton has done an extraordinary job. But she works for me. I'm the president. And I'm always responsible. And that's why nobody is more interested in finding out exactly what happened than I did (sic). The day after the attack, Governor, I stood in the Rose Garden, and I told the American people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror. And I also said that we're going to hunt down those who committed this crime. And then a few days later, I was there greeting the caskets coming into Andrews Air Force Base and grieving with the families." ... Continue Reading »

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Terror Attack?

- October 17, 2012

What did Obama say in the Rose Garden a day after the attack in Libya? ‘No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this nation,’ he said. But he did not say ‘terrorism’—and it took the administration days to concede that that it an ‘act of terrorism’ that appears unrelated to initial reports of anger at a video that defamed the prophet Muhammad.... Continue Reading »

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Another Obama-Picked, Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Company Goes Bankrupt

- October 16, 2012

Today, Taxpayer-Backed A123 Systems, A Maker Of Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries For Electric Cars, Filed For Bankruptcy. "A123 Systems Inc. (AONE), a maker of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, filed for bankruptcy after failing to make a debt payment that was due yesterday. The company listed assets of $459.8 million and debt of $376 million as of Aug. 31 in Chapter 11 documents filed today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware. Chapter 11 is the section of the Bankruptcy Code used by companies to reorganize." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Green Energy Losses Mount

- October 16, 2012

Today, Taxpayer-Backed A123 Systems, A Maker Of Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries For Electric Cars, Filed For Bankruptcy. "A123 Systems Inc. (AONE), a maker of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, filed for bankruptcy after failing to make a debt payment that was due yesterday. The company listed assets of $459.8 million and debt of $376 million as of Aug. 31 in Chapter 11 documents filed today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware. Chapter 11 is the section of the Bankruptcy Code used by companies to reorganize."... Continue Reading »

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Promises Made, Promises Broken: Long Island Edition

- October 16, 2012

Obama Promised To Enforce The Rules Against Chinese Currency Manipulation. OBAMA: "In the same way that we should enforce rules against China manipulating its currency to make our exports more expensive and their exports to us cheaper."... Continue Reading »

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More Holes Emerging In Obama’s Libya Timeline

- October 15, 2012

On September 14, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Insisted That The Attack Was In Reaction To The Film, Despite Being Told That The Pentagon Had Briefed The Senate That The Attacks In Benghazi Were Staged By Terrorists. ABC’s JAKE TAPPER: “While we were sitting here, Secretary Panetta and the vice chair of the joint chiefs briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the senators came out and said their indication was that this – for the attack on Benghazi – was a terrorist attack organized and carried out by terrorists, that it was premeditated, a calculated act of terror. Levin said – Senator Levin, I think it was a planned premeditated attack, the kind of equipment that they had used. There is evidence it was a planned premeditated attack. Is there anything more you can – now that the administration is briefing senators on this, is there anything more you can tell us?” WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JAY CARNEY: “Right. Well, I think we wait to hear from administration officials. Again, it’s actively under investigation, both the Benghazi attack and incidents elsewhere, you know. And my point was that at – we don’t have and did not have concrete evidence to suggest that this was not in reaction to the film.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Bob Woodward Criticizes Obama Response To Libya

- October 14, 2012

Fox News' Chris Wallace: "Bob as one of the key people who broke the Watergate scandal and I'm not comparing this to that, as you look at what happened in Benghazi, the changing story of what happened, as you look at the security warnings before hand, are you troubled by the actions of the Obama administration?" ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Axelrod Says Obama Reacted To Libya Like We'd Want Him To React

- October 14, 2012

Obama Senior Campaign Advisor David Axelrod: " The President Has Reacted As You'd Want The President To React To This." FOX NEWS' CHRIS WALLACE: "Well, but it doesn't quite square with the facts, sir, because Charlene Lamb, who was a top State Department official, said in that sworn hearing that she was in real-time communication, real-time communication with the people on the ground in Benghazi. So, there was a difference of opinion between what the intelligence community was saying and what the State Department was saying. The State Department officials, we said, said that was never our conclusion that there was a spontaneous protest which raises this question: how soon after the attack did the president meet with the National Security Council, with people from State, with people from the -- the Director of National Intelligence, with all of the various people to try to sort out what happened in Benghazi?" OBAMA SENIOR CAMPAIGN ADVISOR DAVID AXELROD: "Look, we are sorting out what happened there. Understand that the president, the day after the attack, called it an act of terror and charged everyone with responsibility to get to the bottom of what happened. Why, and as the first order of business, to make sure we bring to justice the terrorists who were responsible for this act. So, the president has reacted as you'd want the president to react to this. But, just getting back to your point on the State Department. Just a second, Chris. You talked about the State Department spokesman. You had representatives of the State Department, testifying under oath, this week, before Congress, and they said what I said to you, which is that anyone, based on the intelligence that they had at the time, would have said what the administration said, what Ambassador Rice said, the day after the attack." ... Continue Reading »

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More questions than answers

- October 12, 2012

As Jay Carney heads to the podium, the comments from Vice President Biden and Stephanie Cutter on Libya created more questions than answers about the administration’s knowledge and handling of the attack. Yesterday both Cutter and Biden’s preferred timeline of the events in Libya grossly contradicted public reports. Biden and now the campaign have contradicted the State Department regarding whether the Administration knew about the requests for more security. And the administration continues a defensive posture that prefers to obscure the facts over providing details to the American people.... Continue Reading »

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Biden Unraveled On Libya

- October 12, 2012

"Biden Appeared To Contradict Other American Officials When He Declared That The Administration Did Not Know About Requests For More Security In Libya." "Mr. Biden defended the administration's handling of the episode, saying it was disclosing information provided to it by the intelligence agencies. He placed the responsibility for the changing narrative squarely on those agencies. But Mr. Biden appeared to contradict other American officials when he declared that the administration did not know about requests for more security in Libya. On Wednesday, two former security officials in Libya testified before a House committee that they repeatedly requested more security, but that the requests were denied by the State Department." ... Continue Reading »

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What Biden Didn't Know

- October 12, 2012

State Department Officials Told Congress That They Had Rejected Requests For Increased Security Personnel In The Months Before The 9/11 Benghazi Attack. "Senior State Department officials acknowledged to Congress on Wednesday that they had turned down requests to send more U.S. military personnel to guard diplomatic facilities in Libya shortly before the Sept. 11 attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. … Wood's team left Libya in August after Lamb had refused to approve extending its assignment for a second time. She said the State Department planned to turn over most basic protective duties to a Libyan guard force, part of a decade-long shift away from using U.S. Marines to protect embassies. Lamb said the mix of State Department officers, Libyan guards and militiamen 'could do the same function' as the U.S. military."... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Gaping Green Jobs Promise

- October 11, 2012

“In 2008 Candidate Barack Obama Promised To Create 5 Million Green Jobs.” “In 2008 candidate Barack Obama promised to create 5 million green jobs. He laid out a plan to invest $150 billion over 10 years that would advance a clean-energy economy built around biofuels, hybrid cars, low-emission coal plants, and renewable sources such as solar and wind. How many has he actually created?” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Calls on Attorney General to Investigate Obama Campaign Contributions

- October 11, 2012

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder requesting an immediate Department of Justice investigation into the fundraising practices of President Obama's re-election campaign committee. A recent investigation showed the President's campaign does not use industry standard verification technology for Internet contributions and thus is vulnerable to receiving foreign contributions and excessive contributions.... Continue Reading »

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More Questions About Obama's Libya Narrative

- October 10, 2012

The State Department Revealed That "Prior To The Attack On The U.S. Mission In Benghazi Late In The Evening On Sept. 11, There Was No Protest Outside The Compound." "Prior to the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi late in the evening on Sept. 11, there was no protest outside the compound, a senior State Department official confirmed today, contradicting initial administration statements suggesting that the attack was an opportunistic reaction to unrest caused by an anti-Islam video. In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, two senior State Department officials gave a detailed accounting of the events that lead to the death of Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The officials said that prior to the massive attack on the Benghazi compound by dozens of militants carrying heavy weaponry, there was no unrest outside the walls of the compound and no protest that anyone inside the compound was aware of."... Continue Reading »

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Abound Solar's Story: The Failure Continues

- October 8, 2012

DOE-Backed Abound Solar "Is Under Investigation By The Weld County District Attorney's Office." "A bankrupt Longmont-based company that received $68 million in stimulus money is under investigation by the Weld County district attorney's office. 7NEWS has confirmed Abound Solar is under investigation. Abound made solar panels which it sold across the country, Europe and India. The Department of Energy approved nearly $370 million in federal stimulus money for Abound. The company received $68 million before payments were stopped in 2011. Sources tell 7NEWS that the company's finances are under scrutiny." ... Continue Reading »

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Flashback To When Albright Was Doing Calls Attacking Obama

- October 8, 2012

Albright Said That Meeting With Hostile Leaders Without Doing "The Diplomatic Spadework…Would Not Really Prove Anything." "The day after the debate, the Clinton campaign made former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a Clinton supporter, available to reporters to challenge Obama's response. 'It's a step-by-step process. It's not just some event,' Albright said of such head-of-state meetings. 'I would think that without having done the diplomatic spadework, it would not really prove anything,' Albright said." ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- October 8, 2012

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., Chairman Of Major Washington Lobbying Firm Patton Boggs: “Now they’ve greatly changed that [last year, the Obama re-election campaign hired former lobbyist Broderick Johnson, and in March, Joe Biden tapped former lobbyist Steve Ricchetti as an adviser], there are lots of lobbyists working for the administration, which is probably going to make it work better in the second term.” ... Continue Reading »

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Debate Irony: “The Most Polarizing President Ever” Talks About Bipartisanship

- October 4, 2012

THE CLAIM: Obama: "My Philosophy Has Been I Will Take Ideas From Anybody, Democrat Or Republican." OBAMA: "But look, my philosophy has been I will take ideas from anybody, Democrat or Republican, as long as they're advancing the cause of making middle-class families stronger and giving ladders of opportunity into the middle class." ... Continue Reading »

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The Failed Energy Record Obama Wanted To Ignore Last Night

- October 4, 2012

After "The $90 Billion Earmarked For Clean-Energy Efforts," The Millions Of Green Energy Jobs Obama Promised Have Been Slow To Sprout. "But the millions of 'green jobs' Obama promised have been slow to sprout, disappointing many who had hoped that the $90 billion earmarked for clean-energy efforts in the recession-fighting federal stimulus package would ease unemployment - still above 8 percent in March." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Own Debate Partner Not Buying Spin On Libya

- September 28, 2012

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) Sent A Letter To The State Department Asking For More Information On The Security Conditions At The Benghazi Consulate And Cooperation Of The Libyan Government After The Attack. "Privately, however, Kerry has been pressing the administration for answers. He sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides about Diplomatic Security on Sept. 17, The letter, which was previously undisclosed but obtained by The Cable, asks Nides to answer a host of questions on the security conditions at the Benghazi consulate and the cooperation of the governments in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen during and after the attacks." ... Continue Reading »

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Don't Plan On It

- September 27, 2012

OBAMA 2008: Obama Proposed Creating "Millions Of New Jobs" In Manufacturing By Investing In Clean-Energy. "Barack Obama believes this challenge is also a moment of great opportunity for the manufacturing sector. He will invest in climate-friendly energy development that will transform the economy and create millions of new jobs. Obama will invest $150 billion over 10 years to advance the next generation of biofuels and fuel infrastructure, accelerate the commercialization of plug-in hybrids, promote development of commercial scale renewable energy, invest in low emissions coal plants, and begin transition to a new digital electricity grid. A principal focus of this fund will be devoted to ensuring that technologies that are developed in the U.S. are built by American workers and deployed around the globe." (... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Why Won't Obama Call It Terrorism?

- September 27, 2012

On the show, President Obama offered his puzzling view of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He yet again failed to call it what was: a terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases Web Video: "Why?"

- September 26, 2012

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Why Won't Obama Call The Benghazi Attack Terrorism?

- September 26, 2012

When Asked On "The View" If The Attack In Benghazi Was A Terrorist Act, Obama Said It "Wasn't Just A Mob Action," But Refused To Label It Terrorism. "President Barack Obama said Monday that the Sept. 11 attack that claimed the life of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans 'wasn't just a mob action,' but he stopped short of explicitly labeling the assault as an act of terrorism. Obama's comments came as he taped an interview with 'The View' during a brief trip to New York to address the annual United National General Assembly. He had been asked whether the attack on the U.S. Consulate compound in the city of Benghazi was a terrorist act." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama Lied About “Fast And Furious”

- September 25, 2012

Obama: “Well, First Of All, I Think It’s Important For Us To Understand That The Fast And Furious Program Was A Field-Initiated Program Begun Under The Previous Administration.” UNIVISION’S JORGE RAMOS: “Mr. President, you told me during an interview that you—Eric Holder or you did not authorize the Fast and Furious operation that allowed 2,000 weapons from the United States to Mexico, and they were in drug-trafficking hands. I think that up to 100 Mexicans might have died, and also American agent, Brian Terry. There’s a report that 14 agents were responsible for the operation. But shouldn’t Attorney General Eric Holder—he should have known about that. And if he didn’t, should you fire him?” OBAMA: “Well, first of all, I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Obama Adviser Admits Campaigning Trumped Meetings With World Leaders

- September 25, 2012

An Obama Campaign Adviser Admitted That Obama's Campaign Schedule Took Precedence Over Meetings With World Leaders, Saying "If He Met With One Leader, He Would Have To Meet With 10." "Mr. Obama was scheduled to attend a reception for world leaders at the United Nations on Monday night. But a campaign adviser acknowledged privately that in this election year, campaigning trumped meetings with world leaders. 'Look, if he met with one leader, he would have to meet with 10,' the aide said, speaking on the condition of anonymity." ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Obama Describes Attacks In Libya And Egypt As Just "Bumps In The Road"

- September 24, 2012

Obama Described Terrorist Attack In Libya And Unrest Throughout The Middle East As Just Merely "Bumps In The Road." CBS's STEVE KROFT: "Have recent events in the Middle East given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the Arab Spring?" OBAMA: "Well, I'd said even at the time that this is going to be a rocky path. The question presumes that somehow we could have stopped this wave of change. I think it was absolutely the right thing for us to do to align ourselves with democracy, universal rights-- a notion that-- people have- to be able to-- participate-- in-- their own governance. But I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road because-- you know, in a lot of these places-- the one organizing principle-- has been Islam. The one part of society that hasn't been controlled completely by the government. There are strains of extremism, and anti-Americanism, and anti-Western sentiment. And you know can be tapped into by demagogues. There will probably be some times where we bump up against some of these countries and have strong disagreements, but I do think that over the long term, we are more likely to get a Middle East and North Africa that is more peaceful, more prosperous and more aligned with our interests." ... Continue Reading »

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Politics First

- September 23, 2012

Fox's Chris Wallace: "I want to go back to the UN though and New York this week. You say that he's got schedules, that foreign leaders have schedules. But the President has blocked out time to appear on The View on Tuesday. So, he has time for Whoopi Goldberg but he doesn't have time for world leaders?"... Continue Reading »

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Great Moments In Obama's Binge Spending

- September 22, 2012

On September 22, 2009, Energy Secretary Steven Chu "Announced A $528.7 Million Conditional Loan For Fisker Automotive For The Development Of Two Lines Of Plug-In Hybrids." "Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a $528.7 million conditional loan for Fisker Automotive for the development of two lines of plug-in hybrids that will save hundreds of millions gallons of gasoline and offset millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2016. The project will result in approximately 5,000 jobs created or saved for domestic parts suppliers and thousands more to manufacture a plug-in hybrid in the U.S." ... Continue Reading »

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Silence At Every Turn

- September 21, 2012

Obama: “My Administration Is Committed To Creating An Unprecedented Level Of Openness In Government.”... Continue Reading »

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Giving Up On Change

- September 21, 2012

Obama: "The most important lesson I've learned is that you can't change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside."... Continue Reading »

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Fallout From “Fast And Furious” Report

- September 20, 2012

Today the Department Of Justice's Inspector General testified before the House Oversight Committee on the Department's mishandling of the botched "Fast And Furious" operation that allowed thousands of weapons to flow into Mexico and possibly resulted in the death of one U.S. Border Patrol Agent. Among the IG's findings: that DOJ officials knew about gun walking, that the White House refused to provide information, and that Attorney General Eric Holder still believes that he has nothing to do with the case.... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- September 20, 2012

Obama: "The most important lesson I've learned is that you can't change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside."... Continue Reading »

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United Nations Of Obama Donors

- September 20, 2012

In 2008, Obama Campaigned Against The “Same Old Politics In Washington.” OBAMA: “Because at this defining moment in our history – with our nation at war, and our economy in recession – we know that the American people cannot afford four more years of the same failed policies and the same old politics in Washington. We know that the time for change has come.” ... Continue Reading »

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Holder Failed To Lead

- September 20, 2012

The Department Of Justice Inspector General’s Report Has Been “A Year And A Half In The Making.” “A year and a half in the making, the report examines Operation Fast and Furious, which began under the Obama administration, and the smaller Operation Wide Receiver which started under the Bush administration and was prosecuted under the Obama administration.”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- September 19, 2012

Obama: "Let me just close by saying as we think about the policy research surrounding the issues that I just named, the policy research for the working poor, broadly defined. I think that what we are going to have to do is somehow resuscitate the notion that government action can be effective at all. There has been a systematic - I don't think it's too strong to call it a propaganda campaign against the possibility of government action and its efficacy. And I think some of it has been deserved. Chicago Housing Authority has not been a model of good policymaking. And neither necessarily have been the Chicago Public Schools. What that means that as we try to resuscitate this notion that we're all in this together, leave nobody behind. We do have to be innovative in thinking how - what are the delivery systems that are actually effective and meet people where they live? And my suggestion I guess would be that the trick - and this is one of the few areas where I think there are technical issues that have to be dealt with as opposed to just political issues. I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence, facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure everybody's got a shot."... Continue Reading »

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Top 10 Things Obama Should Be Doing Instead of Hobnobbing With Jay-Z, Beyonce, Letterman

- September 18, 2012

Tonight President Obama will be hobnobbing with Jay-Z, Beyonce and Letterman, but from finding a plan to decrease the number of Americans on food stamps to meeting with Netanyahu and giving us specifics on his plan to create jobs, here are the top 10 things he should be doing instead.... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Top Ten Failed Policies

- September 18, 2012

Obama In 2009: "If I Don't Have This Done In Three Years, Then There's Going To Be A One-Term Proposition." OBAMA: "That's exactly right. And - and, you know, a year from now I think people - are going to see that - we're starting to make some progress. But there's still going to be some pain out there. If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition."... Continue Reading »

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More Than Twenty House Democrats Voted To Pass The “No More Solyndras Act”

- September 14, 2012

Today, 22 Democrats Joined 223 Republicans In Support Of H.R. 6213, “No More Solyndras Act . ” (H.R. 6213, Roll Call Vote #584; Passed 245-161: R 223-4; D 22-157, 9/14/12)... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Consigliere

- September 13, 2012

Though She Had No National Experience When She Joined The Administration, Jarrett Is "The Single Most Influential Person In The Obama White House." "A Chicagoan who helped Mr. Obama navigate his rise through that city's aggressive politics, Ms. Jarrett came to Washington with no national experience. But her unmatched access to the Obamas has made her a driving force in some of the most significant domestic policy decisions of the president's first term, her persuasive power only amplified by Mr. Obama's insular management style. From the first, her official job has been somewhat vague. But nearly four years on, with Mr. Obama poised to accept his party's renomination this week, her standing is clear, to her many admirers and detractors alike. 'She is the single most influential person in the Obama White House,' said one former senior White House official, who like many would speak candidly only on condition of anonymity."... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Gaps In Leadership

- September 12, 2012

According To Bob Woodward, "Gaps" In Obama's Leadership Led To The Collapse Of A "Grand Bargain" On Spending And Debt. "'Gaps' in President Obama's leadership contributed to the collapse of a 'grand bargain' on spending and debt last year, with the president failing to cultivate congressional relationships that may have helped him break through Republican opposition, author Bob Woodward told ABC News' Diane Sawyer."... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Obama Skipping Intelligence Briefings "Not Particularly Interesting Or Useful"

- September 10, 2012

National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor Dismissed Concerns That Obama Is Skipping His Daily Intelligence Briefings As "Not Particularly Interesting Or Useful." "I asked National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor about the findings, and whether there were any instances where the president attended the intelligence meeting that were not on his public schedule. Vietor did not dispute the numbers, but said the fact that the president, during a time of war, does not attend his daily intelligence meeting on a daily basis is 'not particularly interesting or useful.' He says that the president read his PDB every day, and he disagreed with the suggestion that there is any difference whatsoever between simply reading the briefing book and having an interactive discussion of its contents with top national security and intelligence officials where the president can probe assumptions and ask questions. 'I actually don't agree at all,' Vietor told me in an e-mail, 'The president gets the information he needs from the intelligence community each day.'" ... Continue Reading »

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Who's In Charge?

- September 10, 2012

In Obama's Initial Meetings With Congressional Leaders, His Response To Republican Questions Was "Look I Won. I'm In Charge Here." "He displayed 'two sides' of his personality in early meetings with congressional leaders, Woodward said. 'There's this divided-man quality to President Obama always. Initially he meets with the congressional leaders, he says you know, 'We're going to be accommodating, we're going to listen, we're going to talk, we're going to compromise,' Woodward said. 'But then they -- Republicans ask some questions and challenge him a little bit and he says, 'Look I won. I'm in charge here,'' Woodward continued. 'And the Republicans feel totally isolated and ostracized. And this was the beginning of a war.'"... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- September 9, 2012

SHOT: Obama Says He Is "More Than Happy To With Work With The Republicans." "President Obama is 'more than happy to work with the Republicans' on creating a bipartisan budget that could pass a split Congress, he told CBS News anchor Scott Pelley in part of an exclusive interview that aired Sunday on 'Face the Nation.'"... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- September 8, 2012

NOW: Obama: "Sometimes I Ask People To Go Back To 2008 And Look At What I Said. This Was Going To Take Some Time Because These Problems Had Been Building Up For A Long Time."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Launches "The Road To Solyndra's Bankruptcy Timeline"

- September 6, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Republican National Committee is launching "The Road To Solyndra's Bankruptcy Timeline" on the one year anniversary of President Obama's bankrupt green energy pet-project Solyndra. The timeline gives a play-by-play of the supposed most transparent administration in history's shady dealings to promote this boondoggle.... Continue Reading »

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Spotlight Is On Solyndra

- September 6, 2012

FLASHBACK: In March 2009, Solyndra Was Offered The First Recovery Act Loan Guarantee, Receiving $535 Million Of Taxpayer Dollars. "Solyndra, Inc. announced today that it is the first company to receive an offer for a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee under Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Solyndra, a Fremont, California-based manufacturer of innovative cylindrical photovoltaic systems, will use the proceeds of a $535 million loan from the U.S. Treasury's Federal Financing Bank to expand its solar panel manufacturing capacity in California." ... Continue Reading »

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GLARING OMISSION #11: Steve Westly's Keys To Investing

- September 5, 2012

THE GLARING OMISSION: Steve Westly Failed To Mention His Keys To Investing... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Rep. Degette (D-CO) Criticized The Obama Handling Of Solyndra

- September 5, 2012

Rep. Diana Degette (D-CO): “None Of Us Likes The Idea Of The Taxpayer Position Being Second” On Solyndra. REP. DIANA DEGETTE: “None of us likes the idea of the taxpayer position being second to be honest because in a situation like the Solyndra situation where the company goes bankrupt, then the private lenders have a superior position to the taxpayers, and we don’t like that.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Policies Didn't Work

- September 5, 2012

Obama: “I’m The First One To Say We’re Not Where We Need To Be.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS’S BEN FELLER: “Put yourself in the shoes of an undecided voter who says: I don’t have a job, I can’t pay my bills, my life isn’t better — my life isn’t better under President Obama. Why should that person vote for you?” OBAMA: “Look, I hear from folks all the time who are still struggling. Even if they have a job, they are still having a tough time paying the bills. Their home may be underwater because of the housing bubble burst. They’re still worried about saving for their retirement. And so I’m the first one to say that we’re not where we need to be.”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! David Axelrod Calls Valerie Jarrett "A Manageable Problem"

- September 2, 2012

David Axelrod: Valerie Jarrett Is "A Manageable Problem." "'There is an inherent challenge in managing anyone, this is not particular to Valerie, who is a senior adviser and part of a structure, and also close personally with the family,' said David Axelrod, the president's chief strategist. 'Obviously it's cleaner and less complicated if everyone is discussing things at the same meetings. But it's a manageable problem.'"... Continue Reading »

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"We Were Promised"

- September 1, 2012

Obama In 2007: “We were promised a more ethical, efficient Washington, instead we have a town more wasteful and corrupt than it was before. We were promised a uniter, but he couldn’t even lead the half of the country who voted for him.”... Continue Reading »

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Taxpayers Still Losing On Solyndra

- August 24, 2012

"Solyndra Was The Epitome Of What The Government Envisioned To Be Our Green Tech Future… Confidence Was So High That Solyndra Got A $535 Million Stimulus Program Loan To Build A New Factory Along I-880 In Fremont."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights From Conference Call With Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) on President Obama's Green Energy Cronyism

- August 23, 2012

I just want to tell you this whole thing smells. It's the kind of thing that is so discouraging to the public and the taxpayers and I'm here today as kind of the only Republican in the Senate who is on both the Energy Committee as well as the Environment and Public Works Committee. On Energy I'm the ranking member of the Public Lands Subcommittee. What I want to discuss here though is the latest developments in the Obama administrations Chicago style crony-capitalism. Start with one of the revelations from today, it turns out that the supposedly independent investigator of the energy loan program that produced the Solyndra debacle is actually a donor to the president's campaign, a major donor, Herb Allison a Wall Street executive. He testified before Congress that there had been no wrongdoing in the program that squandered billions of taxpayer dollars. And then, turns out, he's donated $52,500 to the Obama campaign. That donation to me raises a major red flag... Continue Reading »

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Quid Pro Quo

- August 23, 2012

Herb Allison, The Leader Of The "Independent Review" Of Obama's DOE Loan Program, Has Donated $52,500 To Obama Since Completing His Work. "A veteran Wall Street executive who performed an independent review that exonerated the Obama administration's program of loans to energy companies contributed $52,500 to re-elect President Barack Obama in the months since completing his work, according to an Associated Press review of campaign records. The executive defended the integrity of his conclusions and said he decided to donate to Obama after his work was finished.... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Exelon Connections

- August 23, 2012

Exelon Was One Of Only Six Electric Utilities Selected For A $200 Million Energy Department Grant And Received A Commitment For $646 Million With "Extremely Generous Financial Terms" From The Treasury Department. "In addition, Exelon, which provides power to more than 6.6 million customers in at least 16 states and the District of Columbia, was chosen as one of only six electric utilities nationwide for the maximum $200 million stimulus grant from the Energy Department. And when the Treasury Department granted loans for renewable energy projects, Exelon landed a commitment for up to $646 million allowing it, on extremely generous financial terms, to finance one of the world's largest photovoltaic solar projects."... Continue Reading »

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A Lot has Happened Since Obama Took Questions from the WH Press...

- August 16, 2012

The President has gone eight weeks in the midst of the presidential campaign without holding a press conference. In that time there have been two jobs reports, unemployment has risen, and new emails have shown West Wing involvement in scandals that waste taxpayer dollars. Just how long has it been since Obama took questions from the White House press?... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases Graphic "Mr. President, We Have A Few Questions"

- August 15, 2012

The Republican National Committee is out with a new graphic "Mr. President, We Have A Few Questions" that includes 10 questions that President Obama needs to answer. It has been nearly eight weeks since he has taken questions from the White House press corps, yet he's had time to jet around the country raising money for his campaign. When will President Obama take responsibility for the economy and his staff's behavior and quit dodging the tough questions?... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Dept. Of Energy Official Warned Personal E-Mails Are "Subpoenable"

- August 15, 2012

Former Executive Director Of Energy Department's Loan Program Office Jonathan Silver Warned That Including Personal E-Mail Addresses On DOE E-Mail Made Them "Subpoenable." "'Don't ever send an email on doe email with a personal email addresses,' Silver wrote Aug. 21, 2011, from his personal account to a program official's private Gmail account. 'That makes them subpoenable.'"... Continue Reading »

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Why Won’t the President Take Questions?

- August 14, 2012

It’s been almost eight weeks since President Obama last took questions from the White House press corps. Since then, a lot has happened, and the American people are demanding answers on a growing list of issues.... Continue Reading »

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White House And One Senate Democrat Blocking Critical Aid For Farmers

- August 13, 2012

Today, Obama is campaigning on Iowa where he will seek to exploit for political gain a drought that is crushing farmers. Unfortunately for him, a bill to provide critical assistance to farmers passed the House of Representatives this month and is sitting in the Senate because of the objections of just ONE Senate Democrat. Barack Obama demonstrated no leadership in helping farmers before he had to hit the campaign trail and launch politically disingenuous attacks against Paul Ryan. Check out the facts below:... Continue Reading »

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Another Obama Ambassador Failure

- August 13, 2012

A "Scathing Report" From The State Department Listed Former Ambassador To Kenya Scott Gration "Dead Last Among Dozens Of Ambassadors Reviewed In Recent Years." "The State Department inspector general's office released its scathing report on the leadership of former ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration Friday, saying that Gration ranked dead last among dozens of ambassadors reviewed in recent years. Gration resigned suddenly June 29 after viewing the report, but he did not offer a written response to the report released today." ... Continue Reading »

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Working Hard?

- August 12, 2012

Obama: “I Told You … I Would Wake Up Every Single Day, Every Single Day And Spend Every Waking Hour Thinking About You.”... Continue Reading »

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Weekend Messaging Memo: Accountability

- August 10, 2012

President Obama came to office promising to hold himself to a higher standard, to be open and honest with the American people and to transcend the Washington politics-as-usual. His record, however, shows he has done the opposite. ... Continue Reading »

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And Chicago Says TGIF

- August 10, 2012

The Washington Post Headline: “Obama Associate Got $100,000 Fee From Affiliate Of Firm Doing Business With Iran.”... Continue Reading »

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It Didn't Work For A123 Systems

- August 9, 2012

After Significant Government Assistance, Obama Predicted That A123 Systems Would Create 3,000 Jobs, But Has Only 690 Employees And Has Announced Forced Layoffs. "A123 Systems, a battery maker that received $380 million in government support, announced recently that declining orders had forced layoffs. Instead of up to 3,000 new Michigan jobs as Obama and the company had predicted, it now has 690 employees."... Continue Reading »

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Is This What It Takes To Get The President's Attention?

- August 9, 2012

White House Staff Arranged For Obama To Be Briefed On The 1705 Loan Program Two Months Before The Collapse Of Solyndra. "President Obama's staff arranged for him to be personally briefed last summer on a loan program to help clean-energy companies, two months before the program was thrust into headlines by the collapse of its flagship, the solar company Solyndra, records show."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights From Conference Call With Fmr. House Speaker Gingrich on Obama Gutting Welfare Reform

- August 8, 2012

"Thank you for giving me a chance to talk about both the history of temporary assistance for needy families and also why the Obama decision to unilaterally waive the work requirements is so outrageous. The fact is, that Section 407 was written not to be waivable. They used a gimmick in order to try to waive it but it was deliberately written not to be waivable for a practical reason. The people who were demanding that we have welfare reform to move people towards work and study deeply distrusted Liberals who we were convinced would immediately go back to the pre-1996 model and begin to waive things so that at one time bed rest, getting a massage, you name it, a list of things that met work requirements was absurd...... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases "State Sponsors of Plouffe"

- August 8, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee releases "State Sponsors of Plouffe" as more information surfaces about how top Obama advisor David Plouffe took money from a company that did business with Iran just months after he announced he was joining the Obama Administration. Even though Barack Obama promised to change Washington, his actions--and the actions of his top advisors -- speak otherwise. ... Continue Reading »

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Did Obama Vote Present On Solyndra?

- August 8, 2012

Obama: "The Process By Which The Decision Was Made Was On The Merits." OBAMA: "There were going to be some companies that did not work out; Solyndra was one of them. But the process by which the decision was made was on the merits. It was straightforward." ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights From RNC Conference Call on President Obama's Trip to Colorado and the Latest Solyndra Developments

- August 7, 2012

"As you know, we've recently uncovered emails that I think raise more questions about the Obama administration's dis-reckless handling of the Solyndra loan deal. They expose an obvious lack of transparency in the self proclaimed most 'transparent administration in history' and they reveal an administration with absolutely no interest in protecting hard working American's tax dollars. So, I think it's time for the president to come clean and give answers to the American people and I think he can do that tomorrow in Colorado. ... Continue Reading »

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Obama Parties with the Stars of Outsourcing

- August 7, 2012

Last night President Obama attended yet another glitzy fundraiser with the Hollywood celebrity elite. It was media mogul and mega-producer Harvey Weinstein's turn to host, and plenty of the glitterati got in on the action.... Continue Reading »

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Welfare Reform Flashback

- August 7, 2012

“A July Directive From The Department Of Health And Human Services (HHS) Has Sparked Questions About Whether Obama Has Changed Positions” On Welfare Reform. “During the 2008 presidential campaign, pastor Rick Warren asked Senator Barack Obama if he had changed his mind on any substantive issue in the past decade. Obama’s answer: welfare reform. Obama said he initially thought President Clinton’s 1996 welfare-reform bill would have disastrous results. By 2008, he was ‘absolutely convinced’ that the work-centered approach in Clinton’s law must be ‘the centerpiece of any social policy.’ A July directive from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has sparked questions about whether Obama has changed positions once again, and made welfare reform an unlikely issue in the 2012 election.”... Continue Reading »

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Did Obama Look Into It?

- August 7, 2012

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RNC Infographic: "Did Obama Turn a Blind Eye to Solyndra Warnings?"

- August 6, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee releases the infographic "Did Obama Turn a Blind Eye to Solyndra Warnings?" drawing attention to all the people around President Obama who knew about Solyndra's poor financial position. If all these people knew about Solyndra, why didn't the President of the United States act? Why wasn't more done to save taxpayer dollars once it was evident Solyndra could not be saved?... Continue Reading »

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The 7 Week Itch

- August 6, 2012

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WH transparency problem?

- August 6, 2012

From Plouffe taking money from a firm associated with Iran to Messina using personal email to keep official business off the books and Daley, Rahm, Lew, Cutter, Jarrett and the VP office’s involvement in Solyndra, the transparency issues continue to stack up without any questions being answered from the White House. See Chairman Priebus’ statement below: ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement on the White House's Transparency Hypocrisy

- August 6, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement regarding the White House's questionable actions with regard to Solyndra and Iran:... Continue Reading »

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Did Obama Turn A Blind Eye To Solyndra Warnings?

- August 6, 2012

BILL DALEY KNEW: According To Kelly Colyar Of The OMB, Then-White House Chief Of Staff Bill Daley Had Been Briefed About OMB's "Reservations About The Prospects Of The Company And DOE's Proposal" To Restructure The Solyndra Loan. "You may recall that DOE announced in March that they had restructured the Solyndra loan. Prior to this restructuring, OMB staff expressed reservations about the prospects of the company and DOE's proposal. The issue was discussed with the NEC and the Chief of Staff."... Continue Reading »

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A Barack Birthday

- August 4, 2012

On August 12, Obama Will Host Three Belated "Happy Birthday" Fundraisers In Chicago. "There's a high price to wish President Barack Obama a belated happy birthday in his Chicago home: $40,000. Obama, who turns 51 on Aug. 4, will be celebrated with three 'birthday' fundraisers in Chicago on Aug. 12, including one in his Kenwood home and two at the homes of friends."... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Rahm Refers Solyndra Questions To WH Lawyers

- August 3, 2012

Former White House Chief Of Staff Rahm Emanuel: The White House Counsel "Are Answering All The Questions." MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL: "It's simple, you just talk to the White House counsel. They are answering all the questions and they will answer any questions you have on the matter."... Continue Reading »

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It Didn't Work... Eric Holder

- August 3, 2012

On May 3, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder Testified To Congress That He Only Became Aware Of "Fast And Furious" "Over The Last Few Weeks" In Spring, 2011. "On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, 'I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.'"... Continue Reading »

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Chairman Priebus Excerpts for Red State Gathering in Jacksonville, FL

- August 3, 2012

President Obama says, “We tried our plan—and it worked.” It didn’t work for the millions and millions of Americans struggling for work. And not for the middle class families who can’t make ends meet.... Continue Reading »

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Weekend Messaging Memo – Not So Transparent After All

- August 3, 2012

How does the self-proclaimed “most transparent administration in history” keep secrets from the American people? By going out for coffee. Caribou Coffee, specifically.... Continue Reading »

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Highlights From Conference Call With House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa On Latest Solyndra Developments

- August 2, 2012

"As we continue to drill down in a number of areas with our partners, including the Oversight Subcommittee of Energy and Commerce, what we see is a link between Solyndra, which they're leading the investigation on and doing a superb job, and all of the other similar problems we find in other energy loans like Nevada Geothermal, Abound, BrightSource for Solar. What we're also seeing is a pattern of private emails being used to circumvent some sort of discovery, holding back on that and as we little by little get information, what we find is career professionals giving one kind of advice, political appointees such as Jack Lew and obviously Secretary Chu, ignoring that advice in favor of trying to bail out their ideological programs.... Continue Reading »

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"Ugh"

- August 2, 2012

Solyndra Was Supposed To Be The Example Of Obama's Stimulus. "We are thinking (technical logistics allowing) that we would want the VP can satellite into the event on 9/4 (next Friday). It's the same day unemployment numbers come out, and we'd want to use this as an example where the Recovery Act is helping create new high tech jobs. Does that work for you guys? Were you guys going to send Sec. Chu or someone else to CA? We are discussing the possibility of sending someone from here (e.g. Carol) out there as well." ... Continue Reading »

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It Didn't Work For Solyndra

- August 2, 2012

"Last Week, Solyndra's Final Liquidation Plan Estimated That The Government Will Recover Just $24 Million Of The $527 Million That Taxpayers Lent To The Company" Because The Restructuring Loan From Obama Specifically "Put Private Investors Ahead Of Taxpayers." "Even so, senior officials in the White House's Office of Management and Budget did not discourage the Energy Department from proceeding with its plan to restructure a federal loan to Solyndra - a move that put private investors ahead of taxpayers for repayment if the company closed, the investigation by Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee found. The restructuring went forward, but within months Solyndra failed anyway, leaving federal taxpayers on the hook for much of the half-billion-dollar federal loan. Now, a year after the company's collapse, debate continues over whether the refinancing plan was legal or a wise investment. Last week, Solyndra's final liquidation plan estimated that the government will recover just $24 million of the $527 million that taxpayers lent to the company." ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Rep. Henry Waxman(D-CA) On Messina: White House Records Are "Owned By The American People"

- August 2, 2012

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA): White House Records Are "Owned By The American People." "Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who had demanded that Bush aides preserve emails after the controversy surfaced, did offer a statement. 'The Presidential Records Act was enacted to ensure that White House records are preserved for history and are owned by the American people,' Waxman said in a statement." ... Continue Reading »

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Coverage of the White House’s Caribou Cover Up

- August 2, 2012

Yesterday’s news that then White House Senior Staffer Jim Messina used his personal email to conduct official business to evade disclosure is another nail in the coffin of President Obama’s promise to be “the most transparent administration in history.” This revelation is on top of the hundreds of meetings that Obama administration officials have had at coffee shops around the city like the Caribou Coffee across the street from the White House and other locations so the meetings could stay off the books and hidden from the public. President Obama promised there would be no lobbyists in the White House—a promise that doesn’t cover the coffee shop across the street.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: "White House Analyst Warned Saving Solyndra Could Cost More Than Letting It Fail"

- August 2, 2012

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Obama's Caribou Cover-Up

- August 2, 2012

Obama And His Advisers Brokered “Behind The Scenes” Deals To Pass Health Care Reform. “Behind the scenes, however, Mr. Obama and his advisers have been quite active, sometimes negotiating deals with a degree of cold-eyed political realism potentially at odds with the president’s rhetoric.”... Continue Reading »

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Highlights From RNC Conference Call on the White House's Failed Promise on Transparency

- August 1, 2012

"Well, we got more news today that the self-proclaimed most transparent administration in history isn't transparent at all. They've been using the Caribou Coffee shop across the street from the White House as an Executive Branch annex to hold secretive meetings with lobbyists and political cronies. So these newly uncovered emails showed one White House staffer explicitly asking an industry insider to meet him at Caribou so that he wouldn't have to appear on the White House visitor logs. The White House doesn't want the American people to know who they're meeting with on a day to day basis. They've had hundreds of meetings at Caribou, so we have no way of knowing what insider deals they're cutting with lobbyists, with taxpayer money.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Rapid Response Video: "Email Evidence"

- August 1, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee releases "Email Evidence" highlighting President Obama's failed promise to be the "most transparent administration in history." Newly uncovered emails show that high ranking members of the administration held hundreds of meetings with lobbyists at Caribou Coffee across the street from the White House to keep them off visitors logs. The emails also reveal that other officials, including current Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina, conducted White House business on personal email accounts to keep it off the books.... Continue Reading »

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Not Everyone’s Happy With The White House’s Covert Caribou Conferences

- August 1, 2012

A group of young Republicans stopped by Caribou Coffee on 17th and Penn NW to let K Street know where they can meet White House officials in order to avoid record of meeting in the White House. Hundreds of meetings have occurred here between the White House and top lobbyists during President Obama’s first term. A new report out today shows this is the spot where Jim Messina met repeatedly with PhRMA lobbyists to develop strategy to ‘roll’ Nancy Pelosi and craft Obamacare. Rumor has it Messina freaks out if he doesn’t get his half-caf double chai latte.... Continue Reading »

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FLASHBACK: "All Of Our Work Is Conducted On Work Email Accounts"....

- August 1, 2012

SHOT: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney In June 2011: "All Of Our Work Is Conducted On Work Email Accounts." "Well, the U.S. government policy -- certainly, the administration policy that is effective here is that we -- all of our work is conducted on work email accounts; that's part of the Presidential Records Act. So the issue in terms of, as I mentioned, our work accounts, we have no evidence to suggest that any of those accounts were accessed or compromised." ... Continue Reading »

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Brewed By Caribou

- August 1, 2012

CLAIM: President Obama: "But I Can Tell You We Have Put In Place The Toughest Ethics Laws And Toughest Transparency Rules Of Any Administration In History. In History." ... Continue Reading »

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It Didn’t Work For Energy

- August 1, 2012

In 2008, Obama Called Energy A Leading Priority Of His Presidency. OBAMA: “Looking ahead, I’m confident that we will be ready to begin the journey towards a new energy frontier on January 20th. This will be a leading priority of my presidency and a defining test of our time.” ... Continue Reading »

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It Didn’t Work For Solyndra: Obama’s Green Energy Poster Child

- July 31, 2012

Last Friday, Solyndra LLC, The Solar Panel Maker That Received $535 Million Federal Loan Guarantees, Filed A Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan In Bankruptcy Court. Solyndra LLC, the solar panel maker that received $535 million in federal loan guarantees before filing for bankruptcy last September, has filed a Chapter 11 reorganization plan, according to court documents. The company on Friday filed the plan in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, which will take virtually all the remaining assets of the company and put them into the Solyndra Residual Trust.”... Continue Reading »

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It Didn't Work In Changing Washington

- July 31, 2012

PROMISE: Obama: " Washington Is Broken. My Whole Campaign Has Been Premised From The Start On The Idea That We Have To Fundamentally Change How Washington Works." ... Continue Reading »

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#Obamaology: “Every Waking Hour”

- July 25, 2012

Obama Has Played Over 101 Rounds Of Golf Since Becoming President. "This will be the president's 101st round of golf since entering office according to a count kept by CBS News's Mark Knoller. He was last on the course on Father's Day." ... Continue Reading »

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The Big Payback: Where It All Began

- July 20, 2012

Today, President Obama Will Appear At The Harborside Event Center In Fort Myers. FL. “President Barack Obama will talk about the economy when he returns to a downtown Fort Myers civic center Friday, more than three years after he first visited. Campaign officials said Tuesday night that Obama will hold a public rally Friday morning at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights From RNC Conference Call On Crony Capitalism in the Obama Administration

- July 19, 2012

"We're here today to discuss the misplaced sense of priorities of the administration, and we have a specific example of that in Missouri that I'm going to touch briefly...It's no secret to anybody that our economy is in bad shape. It's staggering along. Unemployment's been above 8 percent for longer than since the Great Depression. Median family income, and this is a terrible statistic but true, is down $4,300 dollars. The jobs results the last few months have been very disappointing. Half of the kids getting out of college can't get a job. CBS said this is the 'worst economic recovery we've ever had,' and they're right. I mean that's just a factual matter.... Continue Reading »

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Biden Caught In The Cookie Jar

- July 19, 2012

BrightSource Hired Bernard Toon, Vice President Biden's Former Chief Of Staff, To Lobby For Its Loan Guarantee As Their Deadline Neared. "BrightSource spent more than $500,000 on lobbying in the third quarter of 2010 through the second quarter of 2011, according to federal records, on behalf of the loan program and its own loan. The records show that $40,000 of the BrightSource lobbying money went to Bernie Toon, who was chief of staff to Mr. Biden, then a U.S. senator, in the 1990s." ... Continue Reading »

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Highlights From RNC Conference Call On Crony Capitalism in the Obama Administration

- July 18, 2012

"This is an issue that we, at the Oversight Investigation Subcommittee of Energy and Commerce have worked on now for over eighteen months. Looking at the pattern of behavior and the method in which the Loan Guarantee Program and some of the stimulus funds flowed from the Department of Energy and as many of you know and some of you probably have said in hearings, we're trying to get to the bottom of exactly what happened and how this vetting process worked and where the problems exist. Whether it is Solyndra or Tesla or Fisker or Beacon Power, or Ener1, the list goes on and on.... Continue Reading »

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SHOT/CHASER: Obama Campaign Calls Laying Off 1,800 Workers “Successful And Innovative”

- July 18, 2012

See these incredible comments from the Obama campaign calling Solyndra “successful and innovative” before and after the Department of Energy loan. This is the same Solyndra loan that was approved by the Obama administration despite repeated red flags and the same Solyndra that laid off 1,800 workers last year after getting more than $500 million in taxpayer dollars. All the Obama campaign’s bluster and spin won’t put Solyndra back together again and help the 1,800 workers who were laid off. Check out the Shot/Chaser below:... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement Calling on the Obama Administration to Come Clean on Political Payoffs to Campaign Bundler Steve Westly

- July 18, 2012

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement calling on the Obama administration to come clean on their political payoffs to campaign bundler Steve Westly:... Continue Reading »

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Seeing Green

- July 17, 2012

Question: “Steve, I can see you have been a part of government. You may well again. Telsa is one of your investments. They have been, how should we put this? They are looking for a lot of government money. But what is your take on this?”... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: "Green Bundler With The Golden Touch"

- July 17, 2012

In 2008, Westly Served As The California Co-Chair Of Obama For President And As A National Finance Committee Member. "In the 2008 election cycle Mr. Westly served as a California co-chair and a National Finance Committee member of the Obama for America campaign." ... Continue Reading »

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Memo: Four Questions Obama Must Answer on Steve Westly's Political Payoffs

- July 16, 2012

Energy Investor Steve Westly has raised at least $1 million for Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 election cycles. After the 2008 campaign, Westly's fundraising earned him insider access, a seat on the Energy Secretary's Advisory Board, a direct line to White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and even consideration to be Secretary of Energy. Then, green energy companies backed by his firm, The Westly Group, received over $500 million of taxpayer money.... Continue Reading »

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The Big Payback: Ohio Edition

- July 16, 2012

Obama Said He Didn’t Like When “Folks At The Top Were Taking Advantage Of Their Position And Not Following The Same Rules As Everybody Else ... We Don't Want An Economy In Which Some Are Being Treated Differently Than Others. ” OBAMA: “The only thing they didn't like is when you felt like folks at the top were taking advantage of their position and not following the same rules as everybody else, and keeping other folks down. And we don't want an economy in which some are being treated differently than others.” ... Continue Reading »

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The Big Payback

- July 16, 2012

Nearly 200 Of Obama's Biggest Donors Have Raked In Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars Or Plum Positions In The Obama Administration. "More than two years after President Obama took office vowing to banish 'special interests' from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests or attended numerous elite White House meetings and social events, an investigation by iWatch News has found."... Continue Reading »

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The Buck Stops Here?

- July 13, 2012

Scandals Are "Generating The Kinds Of Questions That No Administration Wants To Answer This Close To A Re-Election Bid." "Neither Obama nor his top aides have been implicated, but both of those stories are generating the kinds of questions that no administration wants to answer this close to a re-election bid."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement on the House's Vote to Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt

- June 28, 2012

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the House of Representative's vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt:... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement on the House's Vote to Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt

- June 28, 2012

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the House of Representative's vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt: "Today's vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt was a commonsense, bipartisan rebuke of an administration refusing to be honest with the American people," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.... Continue Reading »

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8 Democrats Not Feeling So Great With Obama’s “Doing Fine” Declaration

- June 12, 2012

Former DNC Chair And PA Governor Ed Rendell: “I’m Not Saying The President’s Remark On The Private Sector ‘Doing Fine’ Was Smart, It’s Obviously A Significant Misstatement.” “By then, Obama’s ‘doing fine’ comment may be in heavy rotation on presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign and super PAC advertisements, but Rendell said the former Massachusetts governor, whose primary campaign was full of reminders of his wealth, has given Democrats far more ammunition for the fall campaign. ‘I’m not saying the president’s remark on the private sector ‘doing fine’ was smart, it’s obviously a significant misstatement,’ Rendell said.”... Continue Reading »

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Axelrod Vs. Holder: Who Is Telling The Truth?

- June 10, 2012

Obama’s chief political strategist David Axelrod was not doing fine on the Sunday Shows this morning, including answering questions about his relationship with Eric Holder that directly contradict Holder’s testimony to the House Judiciary Committee last week.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Spinner Standard

- June 7, 2012

Spinner Monitored The Energy Department’s “Green” Loan Guarantees. “Steve Spinner, who helped monitor the Energy Department's issuance of $25 billion in government loan guarantees to renewable energy projects, was one of Obama's top fundraisers in 2008 and is raising money for the president's 2012 reelection campaign.”... Continue Reading »

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Valerie Jarrett’s Office Of Green Energy Failure

- June 5, 2012

On September 22, 2009, Valerie Jarrett’s Office Of Public Engagement Held A “Energy-Oriented Summit” At The White House. ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases New Video: “Meanwhile”

- June 4, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released “Meanwhile” demonstrating how out of touch the White House has become. On the same day that unemployment went up, the Obama campaign released a glitzy fundraising video with Vogue editor Anna Wintour.... Continue Reading »

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New MF Global Report May Lead To Action Against Obama Bundler

- June 4, 2012

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Fundraising With Private Equity?

- June 4, 2012

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Just More Words: Schmooze Now, Govern Later

- June 1, 2012

“Obama Has Scheduled A Fundraising Blitz Friday In Minneapolis And Chicago.” (Kasie Hunt, “Obama Calls Romney, Congratulates Him On GOP Nod,” The Associated Press, 5/31/12)... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: Solyndra Syndrome

- May 31, 2012

Obama Pumped Over $1 Billion Into Electric Cars With The Goal Of Putting 1 Million Cars On The Road But So Far Only 50,000 Have Been Sold. “Since 2009, the Obama administration has awarded more than $1 billion to American companies to make advanced batteries for electric vehicles. Halfway to a six-year goal of producing one million electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, auto makers are barely at 50,000 cars.” (Mike Ramsey, “Car Battery Start-Ups Fizzle,” The Wall Street Journal, 5/30/12)... Continue Reading »

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What We’re Watching…RNC On Deck May 31, 2012

- May 31, 2012

Continuing the messaging theme that Obama’s brand of economics includes taxpayers losing while his campaign donors gain, the RNC has a new web video and 22-page briefing document highlighting the Obama administration’s rush to invest in Solyndra and the consequences of ignoring repeated red flags costing thousands of jobs. In the same vein, Obama’s green energy investments are in the news this morning for all the wrong reasons. Check out the rundown below.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Chief Export: Hypocrisy

- May 30, 2012

Today, Obama Reauthorizes The Export-Import Bank That He Promised To Cut As President... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: The Little Engine That Couldn’t

- May 26, 2012

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Corzine’s Risky Bet

- May 23, 2012

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Donor Denial

- May 22, 2012

Jay Carney: Obama’s Contributions Are “Not From Huge Donors At All.” “The fact of the matter is that the President’s support as demonstrated by contributions, is – comes demonstratively from small, you know, people who just contributed a little bit. They are not from huge donors at all.” (White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Press Briefing, 5/22/12) ... Continue Reading »

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Not In My White House!

- May 21, 2012

Last Month, Obama Said People See The “Special Interests That Dominate And The Lobbyists That Always Have Access, And They Say To Themselves, Maybe I Don’t Count.” OBAMA: “You say to yourself, you know what, it just doesn’t seem like things are on the level. It doesn’t seem like people are thinking about me or my community. And they see the amounts of money that are being spent and the special interests that dominate and the lobbyists that always have access, and they say to themselves, maybe I don’t count. They get discouraged. And that makes this tougher in some ways.” ... Continue Reading »

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Troubles For Candidate Obama Personally Recruited

- May 21, 2012

“‘On September 23, President Obama Called Richard Carmona To Encourage Him To Run,’ Said One Democratic Strategist.” (Alexander Burns, “Obama Courts Ariz. Senate Candidate, May Contest State 'Heavily,’” Politico, 10/06/11)... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Obama Gives Himself An Incomplete, Forgets Promise To Get Things Done In Three Years

- May 15, 2012

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President Biden

- May 15, 2012

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WH On Defense Over Private Equity Mixed Messages

- May 15, 2012

From Stef Cutter on Daily Rundown, Jay Carney at the White House briefing and Ben Labolt on CNN, Team Obama has been on defense all day over their mixed messages on private equity. I guess that’s what will happen when you fundraise with a private equity firm president the same day you criticize your opponent or when you say you aren’t against ALL private equity firms – just your opponent’s. Is this what Chicago considers a win these days? ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Obama Says He Sometimes Forgets Magnitude Of Crisis, Says Voters Are Frustrated

- May 10, 2012

Obama Says People Will Express Their Frustrations With His Presidency And Washington In The November Election. OBAMA: “You know Seattle, this election is actually going to be even closer than the last. And the reason for that is too many of our friends and neighbors, they’re still hurting because of this crisis. And they see what’s going on in Washington, and they don’t like it. So there’s just some frustration level there that will express itself in the election. And I hear from too many people who are wondering why they haven’t been able to get one of the jobs that have been created, because even if jobs have been created, ‘til you get a job, that jobs report doesn’t mean much. They’re wondering why their homes or their family hasn’t been touched by recovery. So there’s still a lot of work to be done. And folks, they just get so frustrated by Washington.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “While the Middle Class is Hurting, Obama Hobnobs with Hollywood”

- May 10, 2012

"The Celebrity-in-Chief heads to a Hollywood blockbuster fundraiser this afternoon. George Clooney stars as the host. Chef Wolfgang Puck plays a supporting role as caterer. And Obama is expected to rake in as much as $12 million, making it the biggest presidential fundraiser ever.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “Obama Pays His Union Dues”

- May 7, 2012

"Big Labor boss Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, knows more about President Obama's second term agenda than you do. He bragged about it on Sunday, talking about his many 'conversations' with Obama and his administration about their plans for the future. While perhaps not surprising, it's certainly troubling.... Continue Reading »

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AFL-CIO President Knows More About Obama’s Second Term Agenda Than You

- May 7, 2012

Speaking To The Washington Post’s Peter Wallsten, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Said He Has Conversations With President Obama And His Staff About His Potential Second Term Agenda. WALLSTEN: “Have you had specific conversations with President Obama about what his agenda in a second term might be?” TRUMKA: “We have, I have had conversations with the President and I have had conversations with his staff, his cabinet, about things of that sort, yeah.” (C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” 5/6/12)... Continue Reading »

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Are We Satisfied? Nooo!

- May 5, 2012

Obama Has “A Scattershot Record (At Best) Of Focusing On The Main Concern Of Main Street: Joblessness.” “Obama arrives at his reelection campaign not merely with a weak performance on Wall Street crime enforcement and reform but also with a scattershot record (at best) of focusing on the main concern of Main Street: joblessness.” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases Ohio Response Video: “Are We Satisfied? No!”

- May 5, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a video "Are We Satisfied? No!" in response to President Obama's campaign kickoff event in Ohio today. Four years after asking to be judged on 'whether we'll be better off four years from now,' President Obama asked the crowd: 'are we satisfied?' Their answer? A resounding NO!... Continue Reading »

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U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) Statement on President Obama’s Decision to Politicize Osama bin Laden

- April 27, 2012

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement on President Obama's decision to play politics with the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death:... Continue Reading »

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RNC Files Formal Complaint Reporting Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars by Obama for America

- April 25, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) files a formal complaint with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Comptroller General Dodaro requesting an investigation into President Obama's frequent misuse of taxpayer dollars.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases Web Video: “From Hope to Hypocrisy: The Senator Who Became a Sellout”

- April 23, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video "From Hope to Hypocrisy: The Senator Who Became a Sellout" detailing Barack Obama's blatant hypocrisy when it comes to influence pedaling in the White House. On the campaign trail in 2008, Senator Obama said that he wouldn't hire a single lobbyist to work in his White House. It turns out over 100 current or former lobbyists have found jobs in his administration. The American people have taken notice to President Obama's hypocrisy: 67% in the CBS/NYT poll said that there has been no real change for the better to how things are done in Washington. So much for "Change We Can Believe In."... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: Mired In Scandal

- April 20, 2012

The General Services Administration’s 2010 Western Region Conference In Las Vegas “Made Headlines When An Inspector General Report Found A Pattern Of Excessive Spending, Waste, And Possible Fraud On The Pricey, Taxpayer-Funded Las Vegas Conference.” “The conference made headlines this week when an Inspector General report found a pattern of excessive spending, waste and possible fraud on the pricey, taxpayer-funded Las Vegas conference, where organizers went out of their way to organize a lavish, over-the-top celebration that included a mindreader, a clown, fancy food, and several ‘trial runs’ by GSA employees.”... Continue Reading »

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OBAMA’S WEEK IN REVIEW

- April 20, 2012

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RNC Weekend Messaging Memo from Communications Director Sean Spicer

- April 20, 2012

Two topics for this weekend's dispatch: First, more signs of desperation from the pass-the-buck Obama administration. Second, more exciting news from the RNC as we move toward the General Election.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “Obama is Running on Excuses”

- April 19, 2012

"Harry S. Truman famously said of the presidency, 'The buck stops here.' President Obama might as well make his slogan: 'Pass the Buck.'... Continue Reading »

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HOUSE COMMITTEE TAKE DOE OFFICIALS TO TASK OVER WASTEFUL ENERGY DEPARTMENT SPENDING

- April 18, 2012

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BLAST OFF!

- April 17, 2012

DNC Excited To See Retired Space Shuttle Discovery Attached To A Jumbo Jet In DC:... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: Excuses, Excuses

- April 16, 2012

“So Far, He Has Blamed The Stagnant Economy On ATMs, Ditches, Slurpees, Corporate-Jet Owners, The Tea Party, Republicans, Japan’s Earthquake, The Arab Spring, The Arab Summer, George Bush, And ‘Fat-Cat’ Wall Street Something-Or-Others. The Kitchen Sink May Be Next.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases Web Video: “From ‘Hope’ to Hypocrisy: Excuses, Excuses”

- April 16, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video "From 'Hope' to Hypocrisy: Excuses, Excuses" showing how Barack Obama is pointing fingers at everyone except himself for his own failed policies. Barack Obama promised to take responsibility for his stewardship of the economy but, realizing that his policies have been an abysmal failure, he's blaming everyone--and everything for his failures.... Continue Reading »

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How Many Times Will Those Involved In Obama Administration Scandals Refuse To Answer Questions?

- April 16, 2012

Today, Jeff Neely, the GSA official who organized the now infamous Las Vegas conference which resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars of wasted taxpayer money, pled the Fifth before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. This marks the fourth time individuals involved in scandal with connections to the Obama administration have pled the Fifth.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: White House Opens Door To Big Donors, And Lobbyists Slip In

- April 15, 2012

Candidate Obama: “Lobbyists Do Not Fund My Campaign, They Will Not Run My White House, And They Will Not Drown Out The Voices Of The American People When I Am President Of The United States.” OBAMA: “And I am the only candidate who can say that Washington lobbyists do not fund my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am President of the United States. That's how we're going to end the outrage of special interests tipping the scales.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: RNC Chairman Priebus: Buffett Tax A Shiny Object That Would Raise Just 11 Hours Of Revenue

- April 15, 2012

"I don't think so, Candy. I think that people once they see what this is all about, and once they see what this whole strategy of Barack Obama is all about. It's all about dividing and conquering. Let's face it. Listen, this is and we all know what this is. This is a shiny object that Barack Obama wants the country to look at which as you know if you added up every dollar of revenue that this little rule would put into place, if you took every dollar over a year, it would add up to paying for 11 hours of the federal government."... Continue Reading »

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Boy, That Escalated Quickly …

- April 13, 2012

“White House Officials' Strategy To Bypass National News Outlets In Favor Of Local Interviewers May Not Be Panning Out As Well As They Had Hoped.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama On The Defensive In Regional Interviews

- April 13, 2012

FYI, Barack Obama went into his regional interviews yesterday hoping to talk about the Buffett Tax but instead found himself on the defensive forced to address Hilary Rosen’s comments and the perception that he is out of touch for vacationing and campaigning on the taxpayer dime. Check out a rundown of the coverage below:... Continue Reading »

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Hilary Rosen Was “Enlisted” By The Obama Campaign To Advise DNC Chair

- April 12, 2012

Hilary Rosen Was “Enlisted” By The Obama Campaign To Advise DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “Obama advisers have occasionally told her to ‘tone it down’ and ‘back off a smidgen,’ Ms. Wasserman Schultz says. She agreed with them to enlist two seasoned Democratic female pros, Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen, to begin giving her occasional political advice and media training, advisers say.” (Monica Langley, “Combative Top Democrat Gains Clout In Campaign,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/16/12)... Continue Reading »

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Just More Words: A Strategy About Nothing

- April 5, 2012

Obama Wanted To Be Like Harry Truman And Run Against A “Do-Nothing Congress.” OBAMA:“You know, in 1948, Harry Truman campaigned across this country, making the case against the do-nothing Republicans in Congress. Right? For the last 2 years, Harry has been dealing with the do-nothing Republican leadership in the Senate, just like Harry Truman.” ... Continue Reading »

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WATCH: Press asks WH if mind reader from Vegas bash knew what Obama was saying about SCOTUS

- April 5, 2012

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Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain

- April 4, 2012

Today, Obama Said Those Who Bundle For Congress Shouldn’t Lobby Congress. OBAMA: “We should make sure people who bundle campaign contributions for Congress, can’t lobby Congress and vice versa.” ... Continue Reading »

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Treasury Department: Solyndra Loan Was Rushed

- April 4, 2012

After months of testimony from various administration officials claiming that Solyndra received its loan Department of Energy Loan on merit, a new report says the Solyndra loan was rushed. A U.S. Department of Treasury audit released yesterday states it only had one day to complete its review of the $535 million loan guarantee before being rushed out the door by the Department of Energy to accommodate its press release announcing the administrations progress in funding green energy.... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! “I’ve Got Change In My Pocket But The Hope Is Gone”

- April 2, 2012

CBS’s Scott Pelly: “They were encouraged when candidate Barack Obama came to Brevard County in 2008, three months before the election.” ... Continue Reading »

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Another DOE Solar Company Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

- April 2, 2012

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MF Global Treasurer Edith O’Brien Pleads the Fifth When Questioned About Jon Corzine’s Testimony

- March 28, 2012

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “The Sad Reality of Flexible Obama”

- March 27, 2012

"Barack Obama has worked hard to portray himself as better than your average politician... "Every once in a while Barack Obama reveals his true self: a cynical political operator who is willing to hide his agenda from the American people in order to get elected. Yesterday was one of those times...... Continue Reading »

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I Said That?

- March 26, 2012

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Shot/Chaser: AP Review Of Obama Bundler Access To White House

- March 26, 2012

Announcing His Candidacy In 2007, Obama Denounced A System Where “They Write The Checks And You Get Stuck With The Bills, They Get The Access While You Get To Write A Letter.”... Continue Reading »

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#Barackward

- March 23, 2012

Biden “Threw In A Dirty Joke At The Official White House Reception.” “Yesterday, a reporter from the Irish Times responsible for the foreign press pool report of a breakfast with Joe Biden and Irish prime minister Enda Kenny noted that the ‘[vice president of the United States] seems to have an inexhaustible supply of Irish sayings.’ But it wasn't just Irish sayings--Biden also threw in a dirty joke at the official White House reception.” ... Continue Reading »

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One Year Later And More Disturbing Details Show ATF’s Incompetence In Deadly “Fast And Furious

- March 23, 2012

One year ago, President Obama said that Attorney General Eric Holder had “been very clear that he knew nothing” about “Fast and Furious”. But two months later, Holder testified to Congress that he had only learned of “Fast and Furious” in the past few weeks. Holder later backtracked, saying his previous testimony had been “imprecise”.... Continue Reading »

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FACT CHECK: Obama’s Lame Attempt To Rewrite History On Solyndra

- March 22, 2012

In an interview yesterday, Barack Obama tried to dodge responsibility for Solyndra and rewrite history by saying that the DOE program that gave the failed solar company its loan “was not our program, per se.” Obama’s attempt to excuse away the waste of half a billion dollars in taxpayer money and the loss of over 1,000 jobs flies in the face of reality, which is the program was stimulus created and funded and that he himself touted the company as an example of the stimulus funding the loan program.... Continue Reading »

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Going It Alone Only Goes So Far

- March 19, 2012

Stymied by Republicans, an exasperated President Barack Obama told the nation he would go it alone and use his executive authority to get things done.... Continue Reading »

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Obama Plays Defense On ObamaCare, Gas Prices, The Federal Debt, And Jobs

- March 19, 2012

ABC News/Washington Post Poll: 67 Percent Of Americans Want To Get Rid Of Either All Or Some Part Of Obamacare. ... Continue Reading »

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Big Day For Hollywood Obama

- March 15, 2012

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BarackOn: State Dinner Invitation

- March 15, 2012

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The Big Fail: Who Is Better Off Under Obama’s Energy Policy?

- March 14, 2012

Since Obama Took Office, The National Average For A Gallon Of Regular Gasoline Has Increased From $1.85 To $3.80. ... Continue Reading »

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Chu Grilled On The DOE Loan Program

- March 13, 2012

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ICYMI: Gas Prices Sink Obama’s Ratings on Economy, Bring Parity to Race For White House

- March 12, 2012

"Disapproval of President Obama's handling of the economy is heading higher - alongside gasoline prices - as a record number of Americans now give the president 'strongly' negative reviews on the 2012 presidential campaign's most important issue, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.... Continue Reading »

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Obama Says Invest In Alternative Energy Programs As GAO Raises Concerns About His Energy Program

- March 12, 2012

Today, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled, “DOE Loan Guarantees – Further Actions Are To Improve Tracking And Review Of Applications.” The review concluded that the President Obama’s Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program – which gave millions of dollars to green energy poster children like Solyndra – does not efficiently manage its loan guarantees or conduct proper oversight because it does not consolidate applicant data.... Continue Reading »

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A Load Of You-Know-What: #Barackward

- March 9, 2012

After An Individual Apparently Fainted, Obama Said, “Don’t Worry … Folks Do This All The Time” At My Events. OBAMA: “It looks like somebody might have fainted up here. Have we got some of the EMS, somebody. Don’t worry about -- folks do this all the time in my meetings. You’ve always got to eat before you stand for a long time. That’s a little tip.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: The Influence Industry: Obama Gives Administration Jobs to Some Big Fundraisers

- March 8, 2012

"Big donors considering whether to work the phones raising money for President Obama's reelection campaign might consider the fate of his 2008 bundlers. Many of them, it turns out, won plum jobs in his administration.... Continue Reading »

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Energy Secretary: Investigation Underway Into Politically-Timed Solyndra Layoffs

- March 8, 2012

Today, Secretary Of Energy Steven Chu Testified That An Investigation Is Underway Into The Announcement Of Solyndra Layoffs In 2010 That Were Timed To Occur After The Midterm Elections.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Settling in to Washington’s Ways

- March 7, 2012

"Three years into his presidency, Barack Obama has finally overcome his pesky, puritanical aversion to K Street. "As a candidate, Obama pledged that lobbyists 'will not run my White House.' But on Monday, the president brought in one of this town's most prominent lobbyists to run his White House - or at least a nice piece of it."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI Obama’s Star Dims With Bowling Green’s Young Voters

- March 6, 2012

"Main Street borders the campus of Bowling Green State University. "College students come to Main Street to study in coffee shops, dine on burritos and drink in bars. "And in 2008, it's where they poured out of those bars and coffee shops and onto the sidewalks when Barack Obama was elected president."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Statement on Super Tuesday Results

- March 6, 2012

“After three years of Barack Obama’s failed policies and broken promises, Americans are ready for a new direction. At the primaries and caucuses held today, they made their voices heard,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus."... Continue Reading »

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Secretary Chu Gives Himself An “A Minus” Despite DOE Failures Wasting Billions In Taxpayer Money

- March 1, 2012

The Energy Secretary was on Capitol Hill again this morning testifying about the Obama budget. When pressed to explain the long list of DOE clean energy loan failures at a time when gas prices have skyrocketed under Obama’s watch and what grade his performance deserves, Secretary Chu amazingly gave himself an “A Minus.” So, in the Obama administration, three years of failing to come through on the promises you make and numerous examples of taxpayer money down the drain gets you a passing grade. Check out the video and transcript below:... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “Thanks to Mr. Obama, America is Running on Empty”

- February 29, 2012

"As a candidate, Barack Obama declared that now was the time to end our dependence on foreign oil. But as president, he decided that major task could wait..."... Continue Reading »

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Stuck With The Check

- February 28, 2012

After The 2009 Auto Bailout, The United Auto Workers Union “Was Given An Ownership Stake In Chrysler And Became One Of G.M.’S Largest Shareholders.” “In the industry restructuring that followed the auto rescue of 2009, the U.A.W., long a major contributor to Democrats, was given an ownership stake in Chrysler and became one of G.M.’s largest shareholders. Pensions of some union members and retirees were left intact, while salaried, nonunion employees took big hits.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Energy Bust

- February 28, 2012

NBC News’ Chuck Todd Said There’s “No Issue That Has Been … A Bigger Bust For The President Than Energy Policy In General.” MSNBC’s CHUCK TODD: “Very quickly, president’s going down to Miami to give an energy speech. Nia, you’ve been with me, I feel like, on the front lines covering the president from the day he took office. There is no issue that has been a, I guess, a bigger bust for the president than energy policy in general. There’s a lot of, we can come up with a lot of excuses as to why, but boy, it’s just like you can’t – he’s made no progress.” THE WASHINGTON POST’s NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON: “No, he’s made no progress. I remember covering him on the campaign and he would talk about, you know, turning these manufacturing plants into wind turbine plants and it seemed to work then, but, you know, in terms of the reality and on the ground actually success during his presidency, absolutely none.” ... Continue Reading »

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Holder Can’t Admit “Fast And Furious” Was A Mistake

- February 28, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder testified today in front of the House Committee on Appropriations and answered questions about Operation “Fast and Furious.” Holder still can’t admit that the failed “Fast and Furious” was a mistake, and he doesn’t understand why it should be prevented in the future.... Continue Reading »

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Green Jobs Claims Wither In The Sunlight

- February 24, 2012

“On federal applications, companies said they created more than 100,000 direct jobs at 1603-funded projects. But a Wall Street Journal investigation found evidence of far fewer. Some plants laid off workers. Others closed.” (Ianthe Jeanne Dugan and Justin Scheck, “Cost Of $10 Billion Stimulus Easier To Tally Than New Jobs,”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Losing Propositions

- February 23, 2012

The U.S. Department of Energy has made some woefully bad bets with public funds in recent years, losing hundreds of millions of dollars on 'green' companies as part of its clean-energy investment program.... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Chuck Todd Says No “Bigger Bust” For Obama Than Energy Policy

- February 23, 2012

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd: “Very quickly, president’s going down to Miami to give an energy speech. Nia, you’ve been with me, I feel like, on the front lines covering the president from the day he took office. There is no issue that has been a, I guess, a bigger bust for the president than energy policy in general. There’s a lot of, we can come up with a lot of excuses as to why, but boy, it’s just like you can’t – he’s made no progress.”... Continue Reading »

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Burton’s Bailout

- February 21, 2012

Candidate Obama: "We Will Not Take A Dime From Washington Lobbyists Or Special Interest PACs - We're Going To Change How Washington Works. They Will Not Fund My Party ..." ... Continue Reading »

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Just More Words: Obama’s Chief Export: Union Favors

- February 17, 2012

OBAMA: “What happens in Cleveland and Pittsburgh and Raleigh and Milwaukee, that's what we've got to be shooting for, is to create opportunities for hardworking Americans to get in there and start making stuff again and sending it all over the world -- products stamped with three proud words: Made in America.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI Venture Capitalists Play Key Role In Obama’s Energy Department

- February 15, 2012

Sanjay Wagle was a venture capitalist and Barack Obama fundraiser in 2008, rallying support through a group he headed known as Clean Tech for Obama.... Continue Reading »

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Crony In Chief

- February 15, 2012

“$3.9 Billion In Federal Grants And Financing Flowed To 21 Companies Backed By Firms With Connections To Five Obama Administration Staffers And Advisers.” ... Continue Reading »

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Info-Graphic: Obama’s Insider Deals

- February 15, 2012

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The Real Green Energy Investment Review

- February 14, 2012

Obama: “[W]e Knew From The Start That The Loan Guarantee Program Was Going To Entail Some Risk, By Definition. If It Was A Risk-Free Proposition, Then We Wouldn’t Have To Worry About It. But The Overall Portfolio Has Been Successful.” ... Continue Reading »

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Another One Bites The Dust

- February 14, 2012

Less than a week after Obama’s “independent review” of his green energy investments, yet another solar technology firm has filed for bankruptcy. Energy Conversion Devices Inc. which received a $13 million taxpayer-funded stimulus tax credit, filed for Chapter 11 protection Tuesday.... Continue Reading »

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Failed Promise: Dodging On Failure

- February 12, 2012

Fox’s Chris Wallace: “Here’s the bottom line. In February of 2009, President Obama, one month after he took office, made a promise. Let’s take a look.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s “Chronic Avoidance Of Tough Decisions”

- February 10, 2012

THEN: Five Years Ago, Then-Sen. Barack Obama Attacked The “Chronic Avoidance Of Tough Decisions” As He Announced His Candidacy For President. “What's stopped us is the failure of leadership, the smallness of our politics — the ease with which we're distracted by the petty and trivial, our chronic avoidance of tough decisions, our preference for scoring cheap political points instead of rolling up our sleeves and building a working consensus to tackle the big problems of America.”... Continue Reading »

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Look, We Did A “Review”! Fake Department Of Energy Audit

- February 10, 2012

The Obama Administration came out with its “Independent Review” of its failed DOE Loan Program. The review says it will “only” lose $3 billion of taxpayer money, while failing to include the $567 billion the government lost on the now bankrupt Solyndra and Beacon Power Loans.... Continue Reading »

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Lobbyist Flop

- February 9, 2012

Candidate Obama: "We Will Not Take A Dime From Washington Lobbyists Or Special Interest PACs - We're Going To Change How Washington Works. They Will Not Fund My Party ..." ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: The Political Transformation of Barack Obama

- February 9, 2012

“There are two indisputable facts about politics. “The first is that every modern president in the fourth year of his presidency resorts to the cheap political stunts, broken promises and truth-fudging it takes to win reelection in what has been and will be a 50-50 nation. The reason is simple: Politics is not clean-living; it’s survival." “The second is that Barack Obama, for all his talk of moving beyond conventional political tricks, is doing just that, which wouldn’t be so glaring had it not been for his incessant call for a newer, cleaner and more transparent paradigm for American politics."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “Obama’s Assault on Religious Freedom”

- February 9, 2012

“The Obama administration shows a remarkable disdain for the Constitution. From the unconstitutional individual mandate to unconstitutional political appointments, no clause seems sacred to President Barack Obama. Sadly, that now includes even the freedom of religion — the first right enshrined in the Bill of Rights."... Continue Reading »

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How Independent Can It Be?

- February 8, 2012

The White House Plans To Release The Results Of An Independent 60 Day Review Of The DOE’s Loan Programs This Week. “The White House says it plans to release the results of an independent 60-day review the Energy Department's loan programs next week. In late October, the Obama administration said it was ordering a review of the Energy Department's loan programs in the face of growing criticism over a number of loans — including several auto-sector awards - and the bankruptcy of solar panel startup Solyndra LLC, which had received $528 million in government loans.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! House Dem Whip Doesn’t Know What Obama’s Position On Super PACs “Exactly Is.”

- February 8, 2012

Question: “Quick question, do you agree with Obama’s position on super PACs?”... Continue Reading »

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New Questions Raised About Obama Campaign Lobbyist Bundler

- February 8, 2012

The Obama campaign says that Ron Klein, former Democratic congressman from Florida, turned Obama stalwart, turned lobbyist, is out as a bundler after registering as a lobbyist for Spirit Airlines in early January. “The minute he became a lobbyist, he stopped raising money for the campaign,” a senior Obama for America official tells POLITICO. “He’s no longer associated with the campaign.” … The official said Klein raised all of the cash prior to Dec. 31, 2011, meaning he never raised money as a lobbyist — and also meaning they don't have to return the estimated $200,000 to $500,000 he raked in.... Continue Reading »

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“A Threat To Our Democracy”

- February 7, 2012

MSNBC’S Willie Geist: “But now Mike Allen, the White House going after that money. Jim Messina, the campaign manager of the reelection campaign, says ‘we're not going to fight this fight with one hand tied behind our back.’ What went into this decision?” ... Continue Reading »

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What They Are Saying…

- February 7, 2012

“On a conference call with members of President Obama’s 2012 reelection committee Monday evening, campaign manager Jim Messina announced that donors should start funding Priorities USA…”... Continue Reading »

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More Money, More Problems

- February 7, 2012

In the wake of the Solyndra scandal, another green energy program Obama invested in has announced more layoffs.... Continue Reading »

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No Silver Lining For The Silver State

- February 4, 2012

PROMISE: Obama Promised Nevadans That He Would “Act Quickly To Help People Stay In Their Homes” “I'll also act quickly to help people stay in their homes, something that's especially critical here in Nevada where foreclosure rates are five times the national average. I'll help responsible homeowners refinance their mortgages on affordable terms, and put in place a three-month moratorium on foreclosures to give folks the breathing room they need to get back on their feet. And I won't let banks and lenders off the hook when it was their greed and irresponsibility that got us into this mess.” ... Continue Reading »

Press Release

RNC Releases Web Video: “Failed Promises: Nevada Edition” Ahead of Nevada Caucuses

- February 4, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video “Failed Promises: Nevada Edition” highlighting the horrible state of the Nevada economy under President Obama’s leadership. For three years, Barack Obama has been selling the American people empty promises, and Nevadans have been hurt the most. Nevada has the highest unemployment rate and foreclosure rate in the country. The enthusiasm for today’s caucus is proof positive that the people of Nevada are yearning for new leadership this fall.... Continue Reading »

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Highlights from RNC Nevada Caucus Conference Call

- February 3, 2012

“As we move into the Nevada Caucuses tomorrow, I wanted to talk a little bit about what the state looks like for President Obama. We all know that Nevada was crucial to sending Obama to the White House four years ago, but in three years, the landscape has changed dramatically in the Silver State."... Continue Reading »

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Encouraging More Solyndras

- February 2, 2012

The Paul Amendment Tried To Limit “Executive Branch Officials From Making Decisions Over Industries In Which They Or Their Spouse Hold A Financial Interest,” And Was “A Shot” At The Administration’s Promoting Of Solyndra. “But Paul himself is pushing one of the more charged amendments, which is aimed at limiting executive branch officials from making decisions over industries in which they or their spouse hold a financial interest. The measure is a shot at the administration’s effort to prop up the now-bankrupt solar energy firm Solyndra after a $538 million loan, which the GOP says failed because of cronyism in the highest ranks of government.”... Continue Reading »

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In Contempt

- February 2, 2012

Attorney General Holder Is Set To Testify Before The House Oversight Committee Today. “Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to testify about the botched ‘Fast and Furious’ gun-tracking operation before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee next month.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Admits Obama Received More Money From Wall Street

- February 2, 2012

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: “So Senator, just – I’m talking historically, what presidential candidate received more money from Wall Street than any other president in the history of the United States?”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “The Fast and Furious Cover Up”

- February 2, 2012

“Eric Holder testifies before Congress today on his department’s outrageous Operation Fast and Furious scandal. Eager to provide political cover for Obama’s embattled Attorney General, House Democrats…released a report attempting to exonerate Holder and his political appointees for failing to do their jobs."... Continue Reading »

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More Dodging And Unanswered Questions From Holder Over “Fast And Furious”

- February 2, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder testified today in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding Operation “Fast and Furious.” Once again, Holder repeatedly dodged questions about the Justice Department’s role in the ill-fated operation and instead argued that he should be given “credit” for how he has run the department.... Continue Reading »

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Thanks A Bundle, January Edition

- February 1, 2012

New York Post: “Obama’s ‘Bundled’ Up With Corzine.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “Our ‘Interesting’ President”

- February 1, 2012

“Zoo animals and art exhibits are “interesting.” Chronic unemployment is not—unless you’re President Obama."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Recent Missteps Preempt White House Counter-Programming Effort

- February 1, 2012

“The White House’s weeks-long effort to counterprogram against the GOP presidential primary fight has veered off course over the past two days…"... Continue Reading »

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Napolitano Admits “Serious Mistakes” In “Fast and Furious”

- January 31, 2012

Speaking At The National Press Club, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Said “Mistakes, Serious Mistakes, Were Made” In “Fast And Furious” Operation. NAPOLITANO: “‘Obviously I think if the question is referring to things like Fast and Furious, I think everyone has acknowledged that mistakes, serious mistakes, were made there. The key question is making sure those kinds of mistakes, from my standpoint are never again repeated.’”... Continue Reading »

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Corzine Missing Money “Vaporized”

- January 30, 2012

More bad news for those who lost their money in MF Global’s bankruptcy just days before the House Financial Services Committee conducts another hearing.... Continue Reading »

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New “Fast & Furious” Emails Once Again Show Top Justice Officials Knew More Than Previously Thought

- January 30, 2012

On May 3, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder Testified To Congress That He Only Became Aware Of “Fast And Furious” “Over The Last Few Weeks” In Spring 2011. ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Top Clean Energy Failures

- January 27, 2012

In 2008, Obama Promised As President To Put “One Million 150 Mile-Per-Gallon Plug-In Hybrid Cars On Our Roads Within Six Years.” OBAMA: “First, we'll commit ourselves to getting one million 150 mile-per-gallon plug-in hybrid cars on our roads within six years. And we'll make sure these cars are built not in Japan, not in China, but right here in the United States of America.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: President Obama Campaigns in Michigan

- January 27, 2012

“Michigan is the final stop on President Obama's cross-country, five-state tour. Setting aside his presidential duties, he's back to what he really loves: campaigning."... Continue Reading »

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Highlights from Conference Call W/ RNC Chairman Priebus & MIGOP Chairman Schostak

- January 27, 2012

“For years, the Michigan GOP has been a very serious Republican party in this country, always in the top 5 parties in the country concerning organization and money and knowledge and how to win and connect the dots on the ground and we’re going to need that because Michigan is going to be a battleground state, we’ll be there heavily in this election cycle, I really feel like we can really continue the momentum of 2010 in making sure that Michigan stays a red state and we help Barack Obama hit the bricks in the White House by winning Michigan…"... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail - A Tale Of Two Steves

- January 26, 2012

“President Barack Obama Is Assembling A Cast Of Tech Industry Bigwigs To Rake In Campaign Cash From Silicon Valley.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Rapid Response Video: “Bad Timing”

- January 26, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video highlighting Barack Obama’s bad timing as his campaign swing stops in Las Vegas today. On the same day that Barack Obama is in Nevada touting clean energy, Las Vegas news is reporting that one of his past clean energy investments, Amonix, is cutting 200 jobs at their local plant. Another failed clean energy policy of the Obama administration, not to mention, bad timing.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Fair Taxes? Start with White House Staff Back Taxes

- January 26, 2012

“The president wants to play this class warfare game as far as who is paying their fair share. It turns out that news broke that 36 members of Barack Obama's staff owes the IRS over $800,000 in back taxes."... Continue Reading »

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Will They Share Desks?

- January 25, 2012

Last Night, Obama Established The Financial Crimes Unit “To Crack Down On Large-Scale Fraud And Protect People’s Investments.” OBAMA: “We’ll also establish a Financial Crimes Unit of highly trained investigators to crack down on large-scale fraud and protect people’s investments. Some financial firms violate major anti-fraud laws because there’s no real penalty for being a repeat offender. That’s bad for consumers, and it’s bad for the vast majority of bankers and financial service professionals who do the right thing. So pass legislation that makes the penalties for fraud count.” ... Continue Reading »

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What They Are Saying

- January 25, 2012

National Journal’s Ron Fournier: “Politically Charged State Of The Union Address … A Veiled Plea For Re-Election…” “In a veiled plea for re-election, President Obama presented his formal response to Republicans accusing him dividing the nation by economic class. His answer, delivered in a politically charged State of the Union address Tuesday night, amounted to this…”... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: In His Silence, An Admission Of Failure

- January 25, 2012

THEN: Obama Said He Was Not Going To “Punt To Future Administrations The Tough Choices” Necessary To Get Control Of Our Debt And Deficits. OBAMA: “And so what I've said is, I'm going to be willing to make some very difficult choices in how we get a handle on this deficit. That's what the American people are looking for. And, you know, what we intend to do this year, next year, and all the years that I'm in office is to demonstrate our seriousness, not by gimmicks, not by punting to future administrations the tough choices, but by making some of those tough choices while I'm in office.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Mortgage Crisis Co-Chair Connected To Companies At “Center Of Alleged Foreclosure Fraud”

- January 24, 2012

During his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama will announce the creation of a special unit to investigate misconduct and illegalities that contributed to both the financial collapse and the mortgage crisis. The office, part of a new Unit on Mortgage Origination and Securitization Abuses, will be chaired by Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general, according to a White House official. … The unit will not supersede the efforts already underway by the Department of Justice. Instead, it will operate as part of the new president's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. In addition to Schneiderman, the unit will be co-chaired by Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general at the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Robert Khuzami, director of enforcement at the SEC; John Walsh, a U.S. attorney in Colorado, and Tony West, assistant attorney general in the Civil Division at DOJ.... Continue Reading »

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SOTU JUST MORE WORDS #1: No Bailouts, No Handouts, And No Copouts

- January 24, 2012

“Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a government and a financial system that does the same. It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts, and no copouts. An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody.” ... Continue Reading »

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Failed Promise: State Of Failed Promises

- January 24, 2012

The Associated Press: “As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his annual address to Congress, many goals he outlined in previous State of the Union speeches remain unfulfilled.” ... Continue Reading »

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Talking Points: President Obama’s Last State of the Union Address

- January 24, 2012

It was abundantly clear that President Obama has given up on governing and used the State of the Union address more as a campaign prop than actual forum to put ideas forth that will get America back on track.... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It! Scrutinize President Obama’s Record

- January 23, 2012

[I] think there was way too little coverage of his record in the Illinois Senate and U.S. Senate, for example, with one or two notably good exceptions. But there were hard-hitting stories too, even a very tough one on Michelle Obama’s job at the University of Chicago Medical Center.... Continue Reading »

Press Release

Chairman Priebus: “Obama Has Given Up On Doing His Job”

- January 22, 2012

“Trying desperately to save his job, Barack Obama has given up on actually doing his job. He’s courting wealthy donors for campaign cash. He’s crisscrossing the country rallying disaffected voters. And he’s running disingenuous ads in five battleground states. ... Continue Reading »

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Reviewing Obama’s Palmetto Promises

- January 21, 2012

OBAMA PROMISE: “We're up against the belief that it's all right for lobbyists to dominate our government, that they are just part of the system in Washington. But we know that the undue influence of lobbyists is part of the problem, and this election is our chance to say that we are not going to let them stand in our way anymore.” ... Continue Reading »

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Challenge Accepted

- January 20, 2012

“Do you not understand the optics when the president – you know, the economy event, he was on the ground in Orlando for I believe less than three hours , yet he spent roughly seven hours at these four different campaign events. I mean, the way this is viewed, you hear from Republicans -... Continue Reading »

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Obama Blames Press For His Own Problems

- January 20, 2012

Obama Thinks The Press Has Created The Image That He’s Disconnected From The Rest Of DC. “President Obama blames the press for creating the image that he's aloof and disconnected from the rest of Washington, insisting in a new interview that he's just more interested in spending time with his family than in exchanging pleasantries with strangers.” ... Continue Reading »

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Proclaiming An End To The False Promises

- January 20, 2012

Obama On Inauguration Day: “On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.” ... Continue Reading »

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Broken Rhetoric

- January 18, 2012

Obama Promised That Lobbyists Would Not “Find A Job In [His] White House.” “President Obama promised during his campaign that lobbyists ‘won't find a job in my White House.’ … Formalized in a recent presidential executive order, it forbids executive branch employees from working in an agency, or on a program, for which they have lobbied in the last two years.”... Continue Reading »

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An Evolution Of Hypocrisy

- January 18, 2012

Obama Called Outside Spending Groups “A Threat To Our Democracy.” OBAMA: “Now, that’s not just a threat to Democrats -- that’s a threat to our democracy. Every American business and industry deserves a seat at the table, but they don’t get to a chance to buy every chair. We’ve seen what happens when they do. They put the entire economy at risk and every American might end up suffering.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Shameful Bonuses

- January 18, 2012

Obama: “We all need to take responsibility. And this includes executives at major financial firms who turned to the American people, hat in hand, when they were in trouble, even as they paid themselves their customary lavish bonuses. As I said last week, that’s the height of irresponsibility. That’s shameful.” ... Continue Reading »

Press Release

ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “The Ethics of Audacity”

- January 18, 2012

“He promised there wouldn’t be lobbyists. Not a one. But less than a week into Barack Obama’s presidency…the White House had hired at least a dozen of them. They granted exceptions for some, and for others they exploited loopholes in the administration’s own self-written, self-imposed rules.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Partisan Washington: Obama’s Broken Promise

- January 17, 2012

“Candidate Barack Obama promised to transcend Washington partisanship. “President Obama plummeted into it.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Rapid Response Video: “Failed Promises: Washington Still Broken”

- January 15, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video highlighting Barack Obama’s biggest failed promise yet: changing Washington. After making it a central theme of his 2008 candidacy, President Obama has instead made Washington more divisive and more partisan. Matt Lauer’s question is key: if Barack Obama hasn’t changed Washington like he said he would, why should we give him another chance? ... Continue Reading »

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Failed Promise: Obama’s Ultimate Failed Promise (In His Own Words)

- January 12, 2012

Last Night In Chicago, Obama Said, “I Promise You, Change Will Come.” OBAMA: “If you’re willing to work even harder in this election than you did in that, in last election, I promise you, change will come.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Bankrupt Solyndra Seeking to Pay Bonuses

- January 12, 2012

“Now seems an unlikely time for handing out bonuses at bankrupt Solyndra LLC, but that’s the plan of company attorneys intending to dole out up to a half-million dollars to persuade key employees to stay put.... Continue Reading »

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Failed Promise: Campaign Finance Edition

- January 11, 2012

Tonight Obama Fundraises With “Media Mogul Fred Eychaner A Major Donor To … ‘Super PACs.’” “As previously disclosed in this blog, Obama has two high-end dinners in Chicago on Jan. 11--a $35,800-per couple dinner at the North Side home of media mogul Fred Eychaner, a major donor to Democratic organizations, campaigns and ‘SuperPacs,’ the third party groups playing a role in the 2012 campaigns.” ... Continue Reading »

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Domestic Policy Council Appointment Highlights Yet Another Obama Failed Promise

- January 10, 2012

Cecilia Munoz Will Be The Next Director Of The Domestic Policy Council. “The president will appoint Cecilia Munoz, the White House director of intergovernmental affairs and lead liaison to the Hispanic community, as the next director of the Domestic Policy Council, a senior administration official confirmed to POLITICO.”... Continue Reading »

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Failed Promise: A False Hope

- January 10, 2012

Obama On New Hampshire Election Night In 2008: “That's What's Happening In America Right Now; Change Is What's Happening In America. … We've Been Asked To Pause For A Reality Check. We've Been Warned Against Offering The People Of This Nation False Hope. But In The Unlikely Story That Is America, There Has Never Been Anything False About Hope.”... Continue Reading »

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White House Dysfunction

- January 10, 2012

“Much Of Governing Is About Managing. No One, So Far, Has Been Given The Authority To Restrain Mr Obama’s Inner Circle. The Effects Have Been Sorely In Evidence Over The Past 12 Months.”... Continue Reading »

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Bye Bye Bill

- January 9, 2012

Obama’s Chief Of Staff Bill Daley Has Announced His Resignation. “William Daley is stepping down as White House chief of staff and budget director Jack Lew is taking over the President Obama’s team as it heads into a tough election year, senior administration officials say.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Axelrod Asked About Obama’s Failed Clean Energy Programs

- January 8, 2012

NBC’s David Gregory: “A lot of people hear you and think that you are somehow casting aspersions on venture capital. How is that different than the federal government, under this President, investing in clean energy companies like Solyndra that failed, costing a great deal of money and yet the President said in the State of the Union, ‘We’re going to double down. We’re not going to turn our back on clean energy?’ What’s the difference in those kinds of instances – it’s kind of like the government acting like venture capital.” ... Continue Reading »

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DWS Talking Points Collapse In Light Of Solyndra

- January 8, 2012

FOX NEWS SUNDAY’S CHRIS WALLACE: “Let me ask you about that. Is the president responsible for laying off the people at Solyndra?”... Continue Reading »

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What Democrats Have Said About Obama’s Unprecedented Recess Appointment

- January 4, 2012

Obama’s Recess Appointment Would Break 20 Years Of Precedent And Contradict A Brief Issued By The Clinton Justice Department Which “Obama’s Own Deputy Solictor General Cited Last Year.” ... Continue Reading »

Research

Shaken Not Stirred

- January 4, 2012

“President Barack Obama Will Deliver A Speech About The Economy Shortly After 1 P.M. Wednesday At Shaker Heights High School, The White House Says.” ... Continue Reading »

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Misdirection

- January 4, 2012

In Ohio Today, President Obama Decried Banks That “Played By Different Rules Than Businesses On Main Street.” OBAMA: “For way too long, we’ve had a financial system that was stacked against ordinary Americans. Banks on Wall Street played by different rules than businesses on Main Street. They played by different rules than a lot of community banks who were doing the right thing across the country. Hidden fees, fine print that led consumers to make financial decisions that they didn't always understand.” ... Continue Reading »

Press Release

RNC Ch. Priebus Statement on Obama’s Unprecedented Appointment of Richard Cordray to the CFPB

- January 4, 2012

“President Obama’s ‘recess appointment’ of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an assault on the U.S. Constitution and an unprecedented abuse of executive power. Attempting to make a ‘recess appointment’ when the Senate is not even in recess epitomizes unaccountable Washington politics."... Continue Reading »

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Seriously, Not Another Broken Promise

- January 3, 2012

In an e-mail today, the Obama campaign cites pre-Iowa caucus promises that Obama has broken or not fulfilled. Here are Obama’s promises in his own words, followed by the facts.... Continue Reading »

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Failed Promise: Setting The Wrong Example

- January 3, 2012

DWS Says Obama Has Set An Example In Reducing The Influence Of Lobbyists But The Facts Prove Otherwise... Continue Reading »

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Failed Promise: A Record Of Failed Promise From “The Moment When It All Began”

- January 3, 2012

Four Years Ago In Iowa On Caucus Night, Obama Promised That After His “Changes” Were Made, America Would “Be Able To Look Back With Pride And Say That This Was The Moment When It All Began”:... Continue Reading »

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Seriously: Just Another Broken Promise

- January 3, 2012

“Obama Vs. Obama — Vs. Obama.” “Both Democrats and Republicans began Iowa caucus day Tuesday wanting to relive the magic of Barack Obama’s historic victory there four years ago. A GOP video released early in the day showed clips of Obama’s hope-filled speech that night – paired with headlines portraying his presidency as a buzzkill. ‘Years from now, you’ll be able to look back with pride and say that this was the moment when it all began,’ Obama is shown saying. Then the Republican National Committee video, titled ‘Iowa: Failed Promises,’ unleashes news clips about the sour economy and images of Obama allies lamenting the state of affairs.” ... Continue Reading »

Press Release

Failed Promises: Changing Washington

- January 3, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released the following rapid-response video demonstrating how Barack Obama has failed to fulfill his campaign promise to change Washington. As the President’s spokesman admits, this is just another failed promise. ... Continue Reading »

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What They Are Saying About Obama’s Lack Of Message

- January 2, 2012

Obama Senior Adviser David Axelrod: “I Speak As One Who Has Responsibilities In This Regard, So I Take A Good Deal Of The Blame” ... Continue Reading »

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FAILED PROMISE: Obama’s Million Electric Cars “Overly Optimistic”

- January 2, 2012

Another day, another broken promise from President Obama. This time The Washington Post finds that Obama’s plans for a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 were “overly optimistic” and despite billions in taxpayer subsidies remain unaffordable for most Americans.... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Rep. Maxine Waters

- January 2, 2012

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA): “Thank you very much Mr. Chairman, it’s clear to me what was taking place at MF Capital and I think that this information has come out in previous hearings, Mr. Corzine basically was a one man show. He was the chairman and CEO and he threatened the board when they got in the way of his sovereign trading, he was glad when Mr. Roseman left, he hired his own people, he did his thing. And so I think there’s no question that Mr. Corzine violated many of the rules of the game in terms of being the chief and prolific trader that emerges out of all of this information. My real concern is what happened to the customer assets? And the loss of 1.2 billion in these customer funds. Mr. Stockman, what do you know about the decision that was made to utilize these customer funds, despite the fact they [that] were supposed to be segregated and protected?” ... Continue Reading »

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Must See YouTube Videos Of 2011

- December 29, 2011

Some Of This Year’s Top Videos Show Jay Carney Struggling To Defend Obama’s Failed Leadership On A Deficit Plan.... Continue Reading »

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Notable And Newsworthy Obama Videos From 2011

- December 28, 2011

Before the year ends, make sure you catch these must watch YouTube videos of Barack Obama from 2011.... Continue Reading »

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Year In Review: Ethics

- December 21, 2011

Obama’s Poster-Child For “American Ingenuity And Dynamism,” Declared Bankruptcy. “The California-based Solyndra, which employed more than 1,000 people, declared bankruptcy earlier this month. President Obama visited the company in May of 2010, saying it was a prime example of ‘American ingenuity and dynamism.’”... Continue Reading »

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Fourth Best President Ever?

- December 20, 2011

Obama Rates Himself As The Fourth Best President In Modern History. OBAMA: “The issue here is not going to be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president -- with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln -- just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we've got a lot more work to do. And we're going to keep on at it.”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! “Solyndra Was A Mistake”

- December 19, 2011

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Jim Messina Call Your Office

- December 19, 2011

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA): “Now, I understand, it's not a good political slogan to say, ‘things would have been worse without me.’ You don't win on that.... Continue Reading »

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Flashback: “Sound Judgment”?

- December 18, 2011

December 18, 2008: Obama Announces Gary Gensler As Chairman Of The Commodity Futures Trading Commission. OBAMA:“To chair the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, I’ve chosen Gary Gensler, who brings a wealth of expertise from both the public and private sectors to this position.” ... Continue Reading »

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Widespread Disapproval

- December 16, 2011

Down On The Economy, Americans Are Backing Away From Obama... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “Obama’s Israel Problem”

- December 16, 2011

“Upon taking office, President Obama embarked on a lengthy global ‘apology tour,’ traveling the world to confess America’s supposed sins…after three years in office, he really does owe at least one country an apology. ... Continue Reading »

Research

Remember How Obama Promised To Change The Way Things Are?

- December 15, 2011

THEN: Obama In 2008: “Companies Like Enron And WorldCom Took Advantage Of The New Regulatory Environment To Push The Envelope.” “Companies like Enron and WorldCom took advantage of the new regulatory environment to push the envelope, pump up earnings, disguise losses and otherwise engage in accounting fraud to make their profits look better, a practice that led investors to question the balance sheets of all companies and severely damaged public trust in capital markets. This was not the invisible hand at work. Instead, it was the hand of industry lobbyists tilting the playing field in Washington as well as an accounting industry that had developed powerful conflicts of interest and a financial sector that had fueled over-investment.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI…On “The Daily Rundown,” Democrat Senator Rips Harry Reid

- December 14, 2011

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd: “Senator, let me ask you this. The basic premise seems to be Republicans say, ‘Okay, Democrats, we'll give you the unemployment extension, we'll give you the extension of the payroll tax holiday. We want Keystone.’ And I understand there's other things, but they want the Keystone pipeline. My guess is if you send them back a bill that got rid of that other stuff you didn't like but gave them Keystone, done, everybody goes home for Christmas.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Grand Jury Investigating Solyndra

- December 14, 2011

“A grand jury has been investigating Solyndra for at least two months, according to billing records from the law firm defending the bankrupt California solar company. ... Continue Reading »

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Picking Winners And Losers

- December 14, 2011

Three Years Of Obamanomics Have Created Winners And Losers; No Surprise, The Winners All Have Connections To The Obama Campaign While The Losers Get Stuck Paying The Bill... Continue Reading »

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Senator Kerry Hypocritically Accuses Republicans Of Gridlock

- December 13, 2011

Looking to cast blame for the Supercommittee’s failure, Senator Kerry claimed political gridlock prevented a compromise with Democrats. Kerry accuses Republicans of clinging to ideology; maybe he forgets that he has voted the Democratic party line 97% of the time.... Continue Reading »

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Senator Kerry Hypocritically Accuses Republicans Of Gridlock

- December 13, 2011

Looking to cast blame for the Supercommittee’s failure, Senator Kerry claimed political gridlock prevented a compromise with Democrats. Kerry accuses Republicans of clinging to ideology; maybe he forgets that he has voted the Democratic party line 97% of the time.... Continue Reading »

Research

In Case You Missed It: Obama Would Rather Be University Professor Than President

- December 13, 2011

After observing President Obama for the last three years, it has become obvious to me that the President might prefer to be a university professor rather than do the job he holds today. While he may not realize that he feels this way, the evidence is very clear to those who work with or watch him closely. …... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! MF Global Employee Indicated Corzine Knew Funds From Customer Accounts Were Transfered

- December 13, 2011

Terrance Duffy, Executive Chairman Of CME Group: “CFTC and CME staff and auditors returned to the firm on Sunday, October 30th, and were informed by MF Global employees that this discrepancy was caused by, quote, ‘an accounting error.’ Our auditors worked with the CFTC devoted the rest of the day and night Sunday to find the so-called ‘accounting error.’ No such error was ever found. Instead at about 2:00 a.m. Monday morning, October 31st, MF Global informed both the CFTC and CME at approximately the same time that the shortfall was real and that customer segregated funds had been transferred out of segregation to the firm's broker/dealer accounts. After receiving this information, CME remained at MF Global while MF Global attempted to identify funds that could be transferred into segregation to reduce or eliminate the discrepancies. A CME auditor also participated in a phone call with senior MF Global employees wherein one employee indicated that Mr. Corzine knew about the loans that were made from the customer segregated accounts. CME group has provided this information and the names of these individuals to the Department of Justice and the CFTC for investigating these matters.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama Letter to Wealthy Friends

- December 13, 2011

As you know, my friend Jon Corzine is on Capitol Hill today testifying about how he lost $1.2 billion in Americans’ hard-earned money. And, unfortunately, that means one of my top campaign bundlers is now out of commission. ... Continue Reading »

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Obama Says Stimulus Worked, Stimulus Watchdog Says Not At Department Of Energy

- December 12, 2011

SHOT: Obama On “60 Minutes” Says “There’s Not General Perception That The Stimulus Didn’t Work.”... Continue Reading »

Press Release

RNC Releases Web Video: “He’d Rather Raise Taxes”

- December 12, 2011

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video “He’d Rather Raise Taxes" in response to President Obama’s continued opposition to the bipartisan jobs bill in the House of Representatives. The video illustrates how President Obama would rather please his liberal allies than extend tax relief for middle class families and create 20,000 jobs.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Green Cars Lack Spark

- December 9, 2011

OBAMA’S WORDS: Obama Said That His Investments In Electric Vehicle Technology Were “The Birth Of An Entire New Industry In America.” “I met with David and some of the A123 team here at the White House back in April, and it's incredibly exciting to see how far you guys have come since we announced these grants just over a year ago. And this is important not just because of what you guys are doing at your plant, but all across America, because this is about the birth of an entire new industry in America, an industry that's going to be central to the next generation of cars.”... Continue Reading »

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Holder’s Fast And Furious Roundup

- December 8, 2011

Today, Attorney General Eric Holder made a series of questionable statements in his testimony before the Committee on the Judiciary in the U.S. House of Representatives about the Obama-botched gunwalking operation known as Fast and Furious. Holder’s answers – or lack thereof – raise only more questions and legitimate concerns about how exactly Barack Obama is handling this growing problem at the Department of Justice.... Continue Reading »

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Priebus: “Unaccountable and Unacceptable: Fast and Furious and the Incompetent Administration”

- December 8, 2011

“Holder is testifying before Congress about his role in Operation Fast and Furious— the failed federal gun-trafficking sting that resulted in the death of a border patrol agent and the loss of more than 1,400 weapons to Mexican drug cartels…"... Continue Reading »

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RNC Launches Video Showcasing Attorney General Eric Holder’s Cover-Up Of Operation Fast and Furious

- December 8, 2011

The Republican National Committee (RNC) launched a new web video “A Fast and Furious Cover-Up" ahead of Attorney General Eric Holder’s hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. The video highlights the Department of Justice and Eric Holder’s cover-up of the disastrous Obama Administration program that allowed thousands of weapons to get into the hands of Mexican drug cartels including weapons found at the scene of the murder of a U.S. border agent.... Continue Reading »

Research

They Said It!

- December 8, 2011

Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI): “Tell me what's the difference between lying and misleading Congress, in this context?”... Continue Reading »

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Dangerous Minds

- December 8, 2011

Arizona Sherriff Paul Babeu: Fast And Furious Was “Pure Insanity.” “The sheriff said ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ made no sense at all. He said it was patterned after the concept of sometimes letting drugs, cash, people go and watching a crime in progress to see where it leads. But, he said using the concept with weapons ‘is pure insanity.’” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s “Wall Street Guy” Killed Main Street And Had No Clue

- December 8, 2011

Jon Corzine: “I Simply Do Not Know Where The Money Is, Or Why The Accounts Have Not Been Reconciled To Date.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It: 2010 Senate Candidate Joe Sestak (D-PA) Says “People Have A Right To Be Disappointed”

- December 6, 2011

Pennsylvania Democrat/2010 U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Sestak: “There was a promise that this wasn't going to be a red-blue battle — that it was going to be something different. It never came about, and people have a right to be disappointed. It is tough, sure, but he's the captain of the ship.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Public Financing Hypocrisy

- December 1, 2011

Today, The White House Announces That Obama “Strongly Opposes” Ending The Taxpayer Funding Of Presidential Elections. “The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 3463, which would terminate taxpayer financing of Presidential election campaigns and would eliminate the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and transfer its responsibilities primarily to the Federal Election Commission.” ... Continue Reading »

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Failed Promise: More Lobbyist Fundraisers

- November 30, 2011

CANDIDATE OBAMA: "We Will Not Take A Dime From Washington Lobbyists Or Special Interest PACs - We're Going To Change How Washington Works. They Will Not Fund My Party ..."... Continue Reading »

Press Release

ICYMI: Highlights from Conference Call W/ RNC/PA GOP Chairmen on Obama’s Visit to Scranton, PA

- November 30, 2011

“Well Obama, or as I like to call him, the campaigner-in-chief, is making yet another stop on the campaign trail, this time in Scranton today, before heading off to one of his next best favorite places, New York City, to fundraise. As a matter of fact, this is his 56th stop in a battleground state on taxpayer’s money and that’s really a record for any president. "... Continue Reading »

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RNC Launches “Failed Promises: Scranton” Ad Highlighting Obama’s Failure in PA

- November 30, 2011

The Republican National Committee (RNC) launched a new web ad "Failed Promises: Scranton" ahead of President Obama’s latest taxpayer-funded campaign visit to Scranton, Pennsylvania – the 56th battleground visit and record of any president. The video highlights President Obama’s dismal economic record in the state: unemployment up 19 percent, 37,900 manufacturing jobs lost in the state and 189,000 more Pennsylvanians living in poverty.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Failed Scranton Promises

- November 29, 2011

Obama’s Promise To Scranton In 2008: Clean Energy Will “Lower Gas Prices And Create Millions Of Jobs.” “Q: If there was only one thing you could accomplish to improve the economy, what would it be? OBAMA: It would be to invest in clean energy, to lower demand and lower gas prices and create millions of jobs in clean and renewable energies like wind and solar and biodiesel. I think that would make a huge improvement -- long term.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: “Obama’s Toughest Critic: Obama”

- November 28, 2011

President Barack Obama has plenty of critics — Republicans, liberals, the media — but the person hardest on the president, his administration and the Democratic Party is, at times, Barack Obama.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Priebus: “Obama: Superstar of Supercommittee Failure”

- November 22, 2011

“The reviews are in. The Supercommittee was a flop… the credit goes to a conspicuously absent actor: President Obama."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Rep. Hensarling ‘Why the Supercommittee Failed’

- November 22, 2011

“All now know that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has failed to reach an agreement…we regrettably missed a historic opportunity to lift the burden of debt and help spur economic growth and job creation…"... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Statement on Democrats’ Failure to Reach a Supercommittee Deal

- November 21, 2011

“The Supercommittee’s failure is a direct result of President Obama’s negligence and Democrats’ intransigence. Over the last four months, Republicans on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction worked around the clock to offer multiple proposals that would have broad bipartisan appeal. While Republicans were at the table negotiating in good faith, President Obama continued to prioritize campaigning over governing." ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- November 18, 2011

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT): “‘Compared with the thousands who have given their lives in service to this country, I think it’s tragic and it speaks volumes’ that politicians in Congress and the White House are ‘too worried about their jobs in order to reach an agreement.’ Baucus said. ‘Because if we could reach an agreement, it’s going to upset a lot of people on both sides. But not enough people are willing to do it, even though it would be the right thing for the country.’” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Own Words - America Is “Lazy,” “Soft,” And “Lost”

- November 18, 2011

Obama Said Americans Have Been “A Little Bit Lazy.” OBAMA: “But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted -- well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.”... Continue Reading »

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VIDEO: Chu Says He Was Unaware Until Yesterday About DOE-White House Communication On Solyndra

- November 17, 2011

“Thank you, Mr. Chairman. and I have to tell you, Mr. Secretary, it's really troublesome to me, the number of times I've heard you say today that this is the first time you've been made aware of something, or that you know something now, you didn't know it then. So it leads me to believe that maybe you had some staff that was kind of keeping you out of the loop on some decisions. Let me ask you this. Did anyone from DOE talk to anyone from the White House about restructuring or subordination? Was there any communication between DOE and the White House about the restructuring and the subordination of that loan?” ... Continue Reading »

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Secretary Chu At Hearing: “Surprised” And “Unaware” Of What DOE Was Doing

- November 17, 2011

Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Thursday that no one from the White House ever contacted him to make a political decision on a half-billion-dollar loan to a California solar company that later went bankrupt. Testifying under oath on a widening controversy, Chu said he was unaware of his staff predictions in 2009 that Solyndra was likely to face severe cash-flow problems. He said that market changes which led to a steep decline in the price of solar panels were "totally unexpected."... Continue Reading »

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Solyndra Rundown

- November 17, 2011

Here’s a quick review of the more notable and troubling moments from Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s testimony today before the House Energy & Commerce committee. ... Continue Reading »

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Shhhh…

- November 17, 2011

“Spot The Irony”: Vice President Biden Is Holding A Closed-Door Meeting With The Government Accountability And Transparency Board. ... Continue Reading »

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What Chu Did And Didn’t Say

- November 17, 2011

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI): “So because of that decision, how much money do you think the federal government will be able to recover?”... Continue Reading »

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“Proper” And “Rigorous?”

- November 17, 2011

Secretary Steven Chu Claims That “Solyndra Was Subject To Proper, Rigorous Scrutiny And Healthy Debate During Every Phase Of The Process.” “As you know, the Department has consistently cooperated with the Committee’s investigation, providing more than 186,000 pages of documents, appearing at hearings, and briefing or being interviewed by Committee staff eight times. As this extensive record has made clear, the loan guarantee to Solyndra was subject to proper, rigorous scrutiny and healthy debate during every phase of the process.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama Still Silent On Extravagant Bonuses For Fannie And Freddie Execs

- November 16, 2011

Susan McFarland, New CFO Of Fannie Mae, Received A $1.7 Million Signing Bonus. “House Republicans are pointing out that Fannie Mae’s new chief financial officer shares something in common with a newly drafted pro football player — both landed signing bonuses. Susan McFarland received $1.7 million for joining the mortgage giant that continues to lose billions of dollars after three years in government conservatorship, according to a draft report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding a hearing into compensation practices at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Wednesday.” ... Continue Reading »

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Foreshadowing The Obama Economy

- November 16, 2011

In The Early Days Of The Obama Administration, Biden “Literally” Called Jon Corzine For Advice On The Economy Because “He Knew About The Economy … And We Trusted His Judgment. “‘I literally picked up the phone and called Jon Corzine and said Jon, what do you think we should do,’ Biden said. ‘The reason we called Jon is that we knew that he knew about the economy, about world markets, how we had to respond, unlike almost anyone we knew. It was because he had been in the pit -- because he had been in the furnace. And we trusted his judgment.’ (... Continue Reading »

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Solyndra: Politics And “Good Old-Fashioned Pork”

- November 16, 2011

“We'll just get this quick story in here and I want to get your take on it, Chris. New details are surfacing in how the Obama administration dealt with the bankruptcy of Solyndra, that's the California-based solar company that received a half-billion dollar loan from the Energy Department. Newly revealed e-mails show the administration pushed the company ‘very hard’ to delay announcing layoffs until after the midterm elections. The e-mails were made public as part of a House committee investigation. The White House denies politics were at play. Your take, Chris Matthews?” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Discusses Emanuel’s Connection to Solyndra on WLS Radio in Chicago

- November 16, 2011

“I think that Rahm Emanuel needs to come clean on that and obviously he’s not being honest with the people across the country as far as what’s happening with Solyndra…... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: New Emails Show Solyndra is Getting Worse for President Obama

- November 16, 2011

“The Obama administration urged officers of the struggling solar company Solyndra to postpone announcing planned layoffs until after the November 2010 midterm elections, newly released e-mails show…... Continue Reading »

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Failed Promise: Another Lobbyist Fundraiser

- November 15, 2011

“Vice President Joe Biden Will Be In Bergen County To Attend A Fundraiser Tonight. Couples Will Pay $10,000 For Dinner At The Cresskill Home Of Public Relations And Lobbying Firm Executive Michael Kempner.”... Continue Reading »

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Care To Try To Walk It Back?

- November 9, 2011

“George Kaiser, The Billionaire Investor And Fundraiser For President Barack Obama, Discussed Solyndra LLC In A Meeting With Administration Officials, According To An E-Mail Released Today.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Statement On Obama’s Latest Solyndra Contradiction

- November 9, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement regarding the White House’s latest contradiction on Solyndra:... Continue Reading »

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Obama Donor Discussed Solyndra with WH Despite WH Denials

- November 9, 2011

More Solyndra emails reveal someone isn’t being truthful about the White House and Kaiser’s role in Solyndra.... Continue Reading »

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Watch Attorney General Eric Holder’s Astonishing Fast And Furious Testimony

- November 8, 2011

Holder Pressed Repeatedly On What And When He Knew About Fast And Furious... Continue Reading »

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Holder Struggles to Answer Simple Question About Fast And Furious

- November 8, 2011

Watch Attorney General Eric Holder Struggle To Answer Simple Question About Fast And Furious:... Continue Reading »

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Failed Promise: Changing Washington

- November 8, 2011

Despite Promising To End Business As Usual, Obama Admits The “Fever Has Not Broken”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Holder Says He Can’t Be Expected To Know About Every Operation

- November 8, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder: “There are 115,000 employees in the United States Department of Justice…. I have ultimate responsibility for that what happens in the department. But I cannot be expected to know the details of every operation that is ongoing in the Justice Department on a day-to-day basis. I did not know about ‘Fast and Furious,’ as indicated in the chart you have up there, until I guess – well, until it became public.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama To Fundraise With MF Global Bankruptcy Law Firm

- November 7, 2011

At tonight’s fundraiser (his 58th of the year by one count), it looks like President Obama will have a prime opportunity to discuss the bankruptcy proceeding of MF Global – formerly the company of Obama bundler and Obama’s “Wall Street guy” Jon Corzine.... Continue Reading »

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Occupy Obama

- November 7, 2011

UNDER OBAMA, “WALL STREET HAS ROARED BACK”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Morning Joe Calls Out Obama’s Wall Street Hypocrisy

- November 7, 2011

MSNBC’s Willie Geist: “I just don’t know how the president can continue to go out on the stump and with a straight face, talk about the fat cats on Wall Street and the way they’ve done over the last two years and with the amount of money he still gets from them. We had The Washington Post story last week – he’s gotten more money than all of the Republican candidates combined. It’s okay, just don’t go out and vote for fat cats.”... Continue Reading »

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Transparent Hypocrisy

- November 4, 2011

President Obama: “But the way to make a government responsible is not simply to enlist the services of responsible men and women, or to sign laws that ensure that they never stray. The way to make government responsible is to hold it accountable. And the way to make government accountable is make it transparent so that the American people can know exactly what decisions are being made, how they're being made, and whether their interests are being well served.... Continue Reading »

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Jon Corzine: The Ex-Future Obama Treasury Secretary

- November 3, 2011

President Obama: “I'm among a lot of friends and I, first of all, obviously want to thank Jon and Sharon for hosting us in this extraordinary venue. These guys have been just great friends from the start. Some of you know that Jon was a big supporter of mine in my first U.S. Senate race when nobody could pronounce my name.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Solyndra warned W.H. in Oct. ‘10

- November 3, 2011

“Solyndra's top executive strategized with the Obama administration in October 2010 as the California solar company prepared to shut down an older plant and lay off nearly 200 employees, new internal emails show.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Calls on President Obama to Return Campaign Donations from Jon Corzine

- November 3, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement calling on President Obama to return the campaign donations he received from Jon Corzine:... Continue Reading »

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Jon Corzine, Obama bundler, Obama Wall Street point man, golden parachute

- October 31, 2011

Jon Corzine’s Wall Street Firm, MF Global Has Filed For Bankruptcy. “Broker-dealer MF Global, headed by former New Jersey governor and Goldman Sachs chairman John Corzine, has filed for bankruptcy protection, apparently because of holdings of European debt.” (“Broker-Dealer MF Global Files For Bankruptcy,”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Chris Matthews Says Obama Lacks “Winning Way To Be A Leader”

- October 31, 2011

Chris Matthews: Obama’s Problem Is That He’s “Not Taking Lessons Lately” And “Doesn’t Think That He Needs To Learn At This Point”... Continue Reading »

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Operation Fast And Furious: Who Knew What?

- October 31, 2011

May 3, 2011: Attorney General Eric Holder Testified He Had Become Aware Of Operation Fast And Furious “Over The Last Few Weeks.” “On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, ‘I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.’ Yet internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Bill Daley’s Interesting Take On The Obama White House

- October 28, 2011

Daley: Obama “Doesn’t Know Why He’s As High As 44 Percent”: Daley Joked That Obama Doesn’t Know Why He’s As High As 44 Percent Approval. “‘Considering the debacle that he came in with, the tough choices he’s made and how there have been few, if any breaks, he says it himself all the time,’ Daley says. ‘He doesn’t know why he’s as high as 44 percent.’ That is supposed to be a laugh line, but, indeed, the RealClearPolitics average of leading polls currently has Obama at 44.0 percent approval and 50.7 percent disapproval.” ... Continue Reading »

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Just More Words: Obama’s Influential Bundlers

- October 28, 2011

CANDIDATE OBAMA: "We Will Not Take A Dime From Washington Lobbyists Or Special Interest PACs - We're Going To Change How Washington Works. They Will Not Fund My Party ..."... Continue Reading »

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If #WeCantWait… Then Why Did He?

- October 27, 2011

“You are saying you can't wait. Then why have you waited? Why haven't you been -- why didn't you start doing this six weeks ago as you guys were pushing the jobs bill? Do it simultaneously if this stuff is going to work, even around the margins why wait as long as you have?”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Obama: ‘We Have Lost Our Ambition, Our Imagination . . .’

- October 26, 2011

“At a fundraiser today in San Francisco, President Obama said that ‘We have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge...’... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Spinner Problem

- October 25, 2011

Solyndra-Booster Steve Spinner Helped To Plan Obama’s San Francisco Fundraiser. “A former Energy Department official linked to the failed Solyndra solar enterprise deal continues to raise campaign money for President Obama and helped plan a fundraising luncheon that the president will attend in San Francisco on Tuesday. Steven Spinner, who remains in the top tier of Obama fundraisers, took part in a conference call in recent weeks devoted to planning the event at the W Hotel.”... Continue Reading »

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Solyndra By The Numbers

- October 25, 2011

$38 Billion Amount Of Obama’s Green Energy Stimulus Program.... Continue Reading »

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“Hollywood Obama”

- October 25, 2011

“Meanwhile, Obama Will Make A West Coast Campaign Swing In The Early Part Of The Week And Will Be On ‘The Tonight Show’ Tuesday Evening.” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Launches New Web Video As President Obama Heads West to Save His Own Job

- October 24, 2011

The Republican National Committee (RNC) launched a new web video "His Job" to highlight President Obama’s latest campaign swing on the West Coast. As the Campaigner-In-Chief struggles to build support for his Stimulus 2.0 after another rough bus tour last week, President Obama is going to use more taxpayer dollars campaigning to save his own job.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus & SCGOP Chairman Connelly Joint Statement On DNC Chair’s Trip To South Carolina

- October 21, 2011

“As DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz campaigns for South Carolina Democrats today, she will likely bring her extreme rhetoric with her. She’ll probably make some outlandish claims on the economy but, as we all know, President Obama and his policies have failed our nation. The reality is that President Obama’s and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s policies have been nothing but a disaster for folks across our nation and if Debbie tells you anything different, it just shows how out of touch she is,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Biden’s Stimulus 2.0 Fear Mongering Draws Ire Of Fact Checkers

- October 21, 2011

“In any case, the vice president should know better than to spout off half-baked facts in service of a dubious argument. Even if one believes there is a link between crime and the number of police—which is debatable and subject to many caveats—there is no excuse to make the dramatic claim that more people will die or be raped without additional funds for police. When making such a breathtaking charge, you had better have your facts straight.... Continue Reading »

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Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

- October 21, 2011

With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: House GOP Demands White House Release Obama’s Emails On Solyndra

- October 20, 2011

“House Republicans are pushing forward with their request for all internal White House communications related to the now-bankrupt solar firm Solyndra, including President Obama’s emails."... Continue Reading »

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Too Slow, Too Calm

- October 19, 2011

Yesterday, President Obama Said Those Responsible For Fast And Furious “Will Be Held Accountable.” “As the Justice Department investigates how U.S. guns were allowed to flow illicitly into Mexico under the watchful eyes of federal agents, President Obama said today in an exclusive interview with ABC News that ‘people who have screwed up will be held accountable.’” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Obama’s Big Green Mess

- October 18, 2011

This summer, federal inspectors made a routine visit to 11 homes in St. Louis to see what taxpayers got for the $5 billion that President Obama spent to help Americans weatherize their homes to save energy.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: The Solyndra Friday News Dump

- October 17, 2011

“The White House will not comply with requests to turn over documents related to the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, which received a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government, CNN learned Friday."... Continue Reading »

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1,000 Days Of Obama And Worse Off For It

- October 16, 2011

Obama: Americans Are Not Better Off Than They Were Four Years Ago. OBAMA: “Well I don’t think they are better off than they were four years ago. They’re not better off than they were before Lehman’s collapse, before the financial crisis, before this extraordinary recession that we’re going through.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Priebus: Obama’s Trade Deal Delays Have Cost Jobs

- October 14, 2011

“When President Obama took office in 2009, he found these three trade deals on his desk. They were previously brokered deals that Democrats had blocked in Congress. Estimates at the time suggested they could create billions of dollars in new export revenue for the United States, and access to these markets would create jobs here at home."... Continue Reading »

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Putting The Law Last

- October 14, 2011

Obama Fundraiser Steve Spinner Pushed For Solyndra’s Loan Despite His Pledge To Recuse Himself Because His Wife’s Law Firm Represented Solyndra. “An Energy Department adviser and former fundraiser for President Barack Obama pushed to make sure that a California solar company got a half-billion federal loan, despite pledging to recuse himself because his wife's law firm represented the company.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Treasury Official Admits He’s Never Seen Taxpayers Come Second In Loan Guarantee

- October 14, 2011

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL): “So in your experience of 28 years, plus being the chief financial officer, can - have you ever heard of taxpayer money being subordinate to outside commercial firms?”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Rahm Says Solyndra $535 Million Loss Not A Big Deal

- October 11, 2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel: “And like venture capital, sometimes you’re right and sometimes you’re wrong and that’s unfortunate and nobody takes losing money easy. … So take a wide lens view of the policy – I did my job as chief of staff. My focus is as mayor of the city of Chicago.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: The Solyndra Economy

- October 10, 2011

“The more we learn about the Solyndra solar-company debacle, the more the Obama Administration leaps to defend the $535 million loan guarantee. "There were going to be some companies that did not work out; Solyndra was one of them," President Obama told reporters Thursday …"... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: The Solyndra Economy

- October 10, 2011

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“POTUS Definitely Wants To Do This”

- October 7, 2011

Obama and Chief Of Staff Rahm Emanuel Pushed To Spotlight Solyndra. “‘Ron said this morning that the POTUS definitely wants to do this (or Rahm definitely wants the POTUS to do this ?),’ one White House staffer told an Obama scheduler on Aug. 17, 2009.” ... Continue Reading »

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Rahm-Drama Over Solyndra

- October 7, 2011

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ICYMI: Obama and Emanuel Pushed to Spotlight Solyndra While Major Donor Pressured for Loan

- October 7, 2011

“White House staff discussed in emails that either President Obama or his former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel were eager to help spotlight a solar company in early 2009, despite numerous internal warnings that the company could be financially unstable, according to new e-mails. ... Continue Reading »

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Bad Odds

- October 6, 2011

President Obama: “[A]nd all I can say is that the Department of Energy made these decisions based on their best judgment about what would make sense. And, you know, the nature of these programs are going to be ones in which, you know, for every success there may be one that does not work out as well. But that's exactly what the loan guarantee program was designed by Congress to do. It was take bets on these areas where we need to make sure that we're maintaining our lead.” ... Continue Reading »

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Hindsight?

- October 5, 2011

President Obama: “Well-- You Know, It-- Hindsight Is Always 20/20. It Went Through The Regular Review Process. And People Felt Like This Was A Good Bet.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Launches New Website ‘Obama’s Good Bet’

- October 5, 2011

The Republican National Committee (RNC) today launched a new website highlighting President Obama’s comment that Solyndra was a “good bet” for taxpayers despite the numerous warnings his administration received about the now-failed venture’s financial viability. The website also features the RNC’s new web ad “No Regret” which focuses on the President’s unrepentant view of his Administration’s role in the Solyndra debacle which left taxpayers on the hook for a $535 million loss. The website can be viewed here: http://www.gop.com/GoodBet... Continue Reading »

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Department Of Justice Acting “Fast And Furious” To Save Their Own Skin

- October 4, 2011

On May 3, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder Testified To Congress That He Only Became Aware Of Fast And Furious “Over The Last Few Weeks” In Spring 2011. “On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, ‘I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.’ Yet internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.” ... Continue Reading »

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Spirit Of The Stimulus

- October 4, 2011

Tom Carnahan Is Hosting Obama’s $25,000-A-Plate Fundraiser In St. Louis. “Tom Carnahan, a scion of Missouri’s most prominent Democratic political family, is listed on Obama’s campaign website as a host of a $25,000-per-person fundraiser to be held in St. Louis on October 4.” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases New ‘No Regrets’ Web Video

- October 4, 2011

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video entitled ‘No Regrets’ highlighting President Obama’s lack of regret over betting $535 million of taxpayer’s money on the failed venture Solyndra. The video features news reports to counter President Obama’s selective memory about the chain of events that left taxpayers holding the bag for Solyndra’s sweetheart government loan. The video can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/oduF61... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases New ‘No Regrets’ Web Video

- October 4, 2011

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video entitled ‘No Regrets’ highlighting President Obama’s lack of regret over betting $535 million of taxpayer’s money on the failed venture Solyndra. The video features news reports to counter President Obama’s selective memory about the chain of events that left taxpayers holding the bag for Solyndra’s sweetheart government loan. The video can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/oduF61... Continue Reading »

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Direct Line To Valerie Jarret

- October 3, 2011

Thanks to House Democrats, we now know that Steve Westly – 2008 and 2012 Obama bundler and green venture capitalist who has taken home millions from the stimulus – had a direct line to Valerie Jarrett on green energy programs. See more information below.... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It: White House Brushed Off Solyndra Worries, Emails Show

- October 3, 2011

White House officials dismissed concerns about Solyndra LLC ahead of President Barack Obama's May 2010 visit to the failed solar-panel maker, despite acknowledging that the company and other clean-energy ventures could go "belly-up" by the 2012 election…... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Pelosi Says Obama White House Can’t Message Or “See Around Corners” j

- October 3, 2011

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Says Obama White House Does “Poorly” On Messaging, “Can’t See Around Corners” And “Anticipate Nothing.” “‘I think you need to talk about how poorly they do on message,’ says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of the president and his advisers. ‘They can’t see around corners; they anticipate nothing.’” ... Continue Reading »

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Solyndra’s West Wing Connections

- October 3, 2011

“Some Of The Biggest Investors In Solyndra, Which Makes Easy-To-Install Solar Panels, Were Venture Capital Funds Associated With Tulsa Billionaire George Kaiser, A Key Obama Fundraiser.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Latest Solyndra Emails Reveal WH Ignored More Warning Signs

- October 3, 2011

“A Silicon Valley investor and senior administration officials warned the White House to reconsider having President Obama visit a solar start-up company because of its mounting financial problems, saying he might be embarrassed later.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Responds to President Obama’s Comments on Solyndra

- October 3, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement responding to President Obama’s lack of regret over betting $535 million of taxpayer’s money on the failed venture Solyndra:... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Third Quarter Report

- September 30, 2011

“Freed From The Shackles Of The Summer's Budget Negotiations With Republicans, President Obama Has Dramatically Picked Up The Pace Of Fundraising For His Re-Election Campaign.” ... Continue Reading »

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Solyndra: An Update

- September 29, 2011

Obama Was Personally Warned About The Financial And Political Risks Of The Department Of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program That Aided Solyndra. “Long before the politically connected California solar firm Solyndra went bankrupt, President Obama was warned by his top economic advisors about the financial and political risks of the Energy Department loan guarantee program that boosted the company's rapid ascent.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama Fundraisers Tied to Green Firms That Got Federal Cash

- September 29, 2011

Several of Barack Obama's top campaign supporters went from soliciting political contributions to working from within the Energy Department as it showered billions in taxpayer-backed stimulus money on alternative energy firms, ABC News and iWatch News have learned.... Continue Reading »

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MarketWatch Notes Solyndra Investor And Obama Bundler Got Another DOE Loan TODAY

- September 28, 2011

One deal, a $737 million loan guarantee for Solar Reserve LLC, paves the way for construction of the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy facility, which will use an array of mirrors to focus the sun's heat and power a steam generator. … According to Solar Reserve's website, one of its investors is Argonaut Private Equity, which also backed the Solyndra deal. Argonaut is an investment arm of the family foundation of George Kaiser, a political supporter of President Barack Obama. In the past, administration officials have denied that Kaiser's connection to the White House played any role in the Solyndra deal... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Flashback

- September 28, 2011

Serious Materials Board Member Paul Holland: “And renewable energy companies like Sunron and Solyndra which, as many of you know, just received one the first disbursements associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, thanks to President Obama, our friend Steven Chu, and Matt Rogers over at the Department of Energy. And I know the CEO of Solyndra is here today, so it’s great to see you guys.” ... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It: Obama Advisors Raised Warning Flags Before Solyndra Bankruptcy

- September 27, 2011

Long before the politically connected California solar firm Solyndra went bankrupt, President Obama was warned by his top economic advisors about the financial and political risks of the Energy Department loan guarantee program that boosted the company's rapid ascent.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Responds To Latest Solyndra Development

- September 27, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus made the following comments today on a conference call with reporters regarding the latest development in the ongoing Solyndra scandal which revealed that President Obama had been previously warned of the risks associated with the $535 million loan to the now-bankrupt green firm:... Continue Reading »

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19 Days and Counting: How Long Will Obama Keep America in the Dark on Solyndra?

- September 27, 2011

It’s been 19 days since the FBI raided the headquarters of Solyndra, the bankrupt stimulus-back solar energy company. For nineteen days the President’s advisers have decided to keep him in the dark about what led the company to squander $535 million of taxpayer money. ... Continue Reading »

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Reid’s Hypocritic Oath

- September 26, 2011

“Democrats Oppose A Republican Plan To Take Money From Clean-Energy Loan Guarantee Programs To Pay For Disaster Relief As Part Of A Short-Term Spending Bill To Keep The Government Operating Beyond Friday’s End Of The Fiscal Year.”... Continue Reading »

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“Stop Complainin’”

- September 26, 2011

Obama Is Trying To Re-Energize An “Increasingly Disenchanted” Base. “President Barack Obama is trying out his newly combative message on the liberal West Coast, aiming to re-energize faithful Democratic voters who have grown increasingly disenchanted with him.”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Democrat Senator Says Solyndra Could Hurt Democrats

- September 26, 2011

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ICYMI: Solyndra Could Be Obama’s Icarus Moment

- September 26, 2011

“Just when it appeared things couldn’t get much worse for President Obama, the Solyndra scandal reared its ugly head this month. ... Continue Reading »

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Pleading The 5th

- September 23, 2011

Jay Carney: Obama Hasn’t Been Briefed On Solyndra, Because “There’s Not A Lot To Brief Him About.” “President Obama hasn’t been briefed about the questions raised over Solyndra’s loan, Carney said. ‘I think he's probably read some news accounts of it,’ he said. ‘There's not a lot to brief him about.’”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Solyndra Executives Repeatedly Plead The Fifth

- September 23, 2011

Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison: “Mr. Chairman, I have tremendous respect for this subcommittee and the important oversight role it plays. As much as I wish to be able to answer the members’ questions, I have been advised by my counsel that it is the better course for me to assert my constitutional right to decline to answer questions under the Fifth Amendment. While I hope to have an opportunity to assist this committee’s inquiry in the future, on the advice of my attorney, I must respectfully decline to answer any questions put forth to me by this committee.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Priebus: ‘Obama and Solyndra Owe Taxpayers Answers (And $535 Million)’

- September 22, 2011

“The more we learn about the failure of the stimulus-backed company Solyndra, the more questions we have. It is time the White House give us honest answers …... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s “Self-Inflicted Wound”

- September 20, 2011

The Book Is A “Self-Inflicted” Wound Since “Suskind Received Extensive Cooperation From High Levels Of The Administration,” Including From Obama Himself. “And this wound was self-inflicted. Suskind received extensive cooperation from high levels of the administration — including a 50-minute Oval Office interview with the president — in reporting the book, which will be published Tuesday by Harper Collins but was obtained by POLITICO and several other news organizations.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Obama White House On Solyndra Warnings: “Seems B.S.”

- September 16, 2011

White House Official’s Response To News Story Criticizing Solyndra’s Financial Viability: “Seems B.S.” “Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that a White House official dismissed reports about Solyndra's gloomy future. An email from Greg Nelson, a White House official who had been involved in the planning of Obama's May 2010 trip to Solyndra's headquarters, to a Solyndra executive downplayed a July 2010 news story in a trade publication that criticized the company's financial health. ‘Seems B.S.,’ Nelson wrote.” ... Continue Reading »

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Not Serious About Solyndra

- September 15, 2011

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Says White House Emails With OMB Were “Nothing More Than Concern Over A Scheduling Matter.” “Speaking to reporters on Air Force One Wednesday, Carney said the e-mails show nothing more than concern over a scheduling matter, in light of the fact the announcement event was already planned and would have to be pushed back if the loan was not approved on time.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Despite Growing Scandal, White House Not Really Concerned About Solyndra

- September 15, 2011

Q: “Has the president been briefed about what has developed on that, just has he been briefed at all about the questions being raised…”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: The Solyndra Saga

- September 15, 2011

“We know the Obama administration can't get enough of renewable energy. We know it can't get enough of "shovel-ready" projects for soaking up its taxpayer-funded economic stimulus handouts. Now a colossal green stimulus failure has put Democrats on the defensive and raised the prospect of an ugly scandal.... Continue Reading »

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Still No Answers From Obama White House On $535 Million Solyndra Boondoggle

- September 14, 2011

Here’s Department of Energy official Jonathan Silver not being able to answer a simple question about whether he received any communications from any individuals in the White House, to the point that he has to be reminded that he is under oath:... Continue Reading »

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The Solyndra Meetings: Just A Coincidence, Right?

- September 14, 2011

March 7, 2009: As Obama Administration Races Full Steam Ahead On Solyndra, Biden Chief Of Staff Warns If “A Bad Idea” He Needs “To Unwind The WW Quickly.” “‘If you guys think this is a bad idea, I need to unwind the W[est] W[ing] quickly,’ wrote Ronald A. Klain, who was chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, in another email sent March 7, 2009.” ... Continue Reading »

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What Budget Analysts Told The White House About Solyndra ...

- September 14, 2011

Obama White House “Tried To Rush Federal Reviewers” To Approve $535 Million Loan For Now Bankrupt Solar Panel Company Solyndra. “The Obama White House tried to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion-dollar loan to the solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra so Vice President Biden could announce the approval at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company’s factory, newly obtained e-mails show.” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Calls On Obama Administration to Come Clean On Solyndra Scandal

- September 12, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement calling on the Obama Administration to come clean on its dealings with the bankrupt green firm Solyndra which has left taxpayers on the hook for over $500 million.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights From Conference Call With RNC Chairman Priebus & Former CBO Director Holtz-Eakin

- September 8, 2011

“This hardly merited a nationally televised address to a joint session of Congress. More speeches, more words and more hot air from this president is not what America is looking for."... Continue Reading »

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Rudderless In A Storm Of Disapproval

- September 7, 2011

Obama’s Reelection Hopes Rest On His Jobs Speech. “Still, for all practical purposes, Obama’s campaign hopes rest on Thursday’s speech, which will set the tone for the critical fall debate.”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! White House Says It’s Not The Speech Police For The Democrats

- September 7, 2011

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer Said Obama’s Not Responsible For Promoting Civil Discourse. “Pfeiffer told WMAL that President Obama is not going to ‘serve as the speech police for the Democratic party.’ ‘What everyone should do is make their best judgment of how they be civil,’ said Pfeiffer. ‘What I don't think makes sense is to distract from the major issues at hand to try to get everyone to go back and approve and disapprove of every single thing that every single person has said,’ he added.” ... Continue Reading »

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“Hope Fades”

- September 6, 2011

Public Pessimism Is At Its Highest Level In Almost 3 Years. “Public pessimism about the direction of the country has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Obama’s inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.” ... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It…“Solyndra And The Stimulus”

- September 2, 2011

When Solyndra, a Bay Area maker of industrial solar panels, announced plans to file for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, it wasn't just a blow for the company's 1,100 laid-off employees or the investors who have pumped millions into the venture. It called into question the Obama administration's entire clean-energy stimulus program.... Continue Reading »

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“The Future Is Here”

- September 1, 2011

President Obama: “Every Day That You Build This Expanded Facility, As You Fill Orders For Solar Panels To Ship Around The World, You're Demonstrating That The Promise Of Clean Energy Isn't Just An Article Of Faith, Not Anymore.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s $535 Million Clean Energy “Poster Child” To Close Doors

- August 31, 2011

Obama’s $535 Million Clean Energy “Poster Child” To Close Doors And File For Bankruptcy. Solyndra, a solar tech manufacturer announced today that it would be closing its doors and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy despite receiving $535 million in federal funds from the stimulus. 1,100 employees will be laid off immediately as the company continues to evaluate its options. Once hailed by President Barack Obama as the “poster child” for clean energy, Solyndra failed to gain traction even after receiving over a billion in capital and loans. Click here to read more about Solyndra’s shut down. Read more:... Continue Reading »

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Will VP Biden Explain Why Green Jobs Have Failed To Materialize In Las Vegas?

- August 29, 2011

The Obama Administration’s energy policy can been defined by soaring gas prices and taxpayer money wasted on green job initiatives that have failed to put people to work. President Obama and Vice President Biden continue to promise big things from the green jobs sector but true to form their rhetoric has failed to produce results. The truth is, Barack Obama and Joe Biden have no cohesive energy plan to create jobs or control energy prices.... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! August 29th Flashback

- August 29, 2011

NBC’s Brian Williams: “Let's talk about another topic that's part of the firmament here and everywhere, and that's the economy. The New York Times said this weekend, President Obama has another new plan on the economy, now would be a good time to find out about it. Do you have anything new on the economy? While you've been away, we had a horrible GDP number last month.”... Continue Reading »

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Debunking Obama’s Myths: Toughest Transparency Rules

- August 25, 2011

Obama: “I won't stop fighting to open up government. … [I] can tell you we have put in place the toughest ethics laws and toughest transparency rules of any administration in history. In history.” ... Continue Reading »

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Debunking Obama’s Myths: Obama’s Green Economy

- August 24, 2011

President Obama: “And I'll Invest $150 Billion Over The Next Decade In Affordable, Renewable Sources Of Energy -- Wind Power, And Solar Power , And The Next Generation Of Biofuels -- An Investment That Will Lead To New Industries And 5 Million New Jobs That Pay Well And Can't Be Outsourced.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Launches ‘Obama Getaway’ Post Cards

- August 18, 2011

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released the following statement regarding the launch of ‘Obama Getaway’ postcards in conjunction with his vacation to Martha’s Vineyard.... Continue Reading »

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Must Be Nice

- August 18, 2011

Hours After Saying That Obama “Will Not Rest” Until Unemployment Ebbs, The White House Announced That Obama Will Spend Nine Days On Vacation In Martha’s Vineyard. “When it comes to curbing unemployment, President Obama ‘will not rest’ until everyone looking for a job can find one, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday. A couple of hours later, the White House put out an announcement that the president will soon begin a nine-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard.” ... Continue Reading »

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Even Democrats Are Saying ...

- August 12, 2011

The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd: “The Politician Who Came Across As A Redeemer In 2008 Is Now In Need Of Redemption Himself.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Obama Admits America Deserves Better Than His Failed Leadership

- August 12, 2011

President Obama: “What I said to them is you deserve better than you have been getting out of Washington over the last two and a half months, for that matter for the last two and a half years.” ... Continue Reading »

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Awkward ...

- August 11, 2011

Jay Carney, WH press secretary: "There are a couple of questions embedded in that. Let me go to acknowledge, that, yes, the President does plan to travel with his family at the end of August to Martha's Vineyard as he has in the past. And I don't think Americans out there would begrudge that notion that the President would spend some time with his family. It is also, as I think anyone who has covered in the past, either in this administration or others, there is no such thing as a presidential vacation. The Presidency travels with you. He will be in constant communication and get regular briefings from his national security team as well as his economic team. And he will of course be fully capable, if necessary, of traveling back if that were required. It is not very far."... Continue Reading »

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Yesterday’s White House Headlines

- August 11, 2011

On a day when the markets lost another 500 points, here are the two headlines coming out of the White House yesterday: “Obama Lunches With Campaign Organizers at Hill Burger Joint” and “Carney Defends Obama Vacay To Martha's Vineyard; ‘No Such Thing As A Presidential Vacation.’” And this is the same White House that says they are focused on the economy?... Continue Reading »

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The President Wears Prada II

- August 11, 2011

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Yesterday’s Market Drop Shows “Real Leadership Is More Than Talking And Calling For Thin

- August 9, 2011

Yesterday, President Obama went to the teleprompter to calm the stock market. However, his attempt at reassuring the public and investors “fell flat”, “failed spectacularly” and “did nothing.” Check out the reviews below. As The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wrote this morning, “the most powerful man in the world seems strangely powerless, and irresolute.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: The Most Powerful Man On Earth?

- August 9, 2011

“A familiar air of indecision preceded President Obama’s pep talk to the nation. “The first draft of his schedule for Monday contained no plans to comment on the downgrading of the U.S. credit rating by Standard & Poor’s. Then the White House announced that he would speak at 1 p.m. … Judging from the market reaction, he should have stuck with his original instinct. …... Continue Reading »

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Takeaways From The CNN Poll

- August 8, 2011

CNN is out with their latest poll on Obama and the numbers are telling. Obama’s disapproval number is tied for the highest in the poll’s tracking of his presidency. Specifically, on his handling of the economy, budget deficit and unemployment, Obama’s disapprovals are either at their highest (economy and unemployment) or tied for the highest (budget deficit). Check out the results below…... Continue Reading »

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The Obama Downgrade

- August 8, 2011

“Then A Rating Agency Lowered The U.S. Credit Rating For The First Time, An Ignominious Legacy For Obama.” ... Continue Reading »

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“My Singular Focus”

- August 8, 2011

President Obama: “My Concern Right Now -- My Singular Focus -- Is The American People. Getting The Unemployed Back On The Job, Lifting Their Wages.” ... Continue Reading »

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“The Stock Market Has Come Roaring Back Again”

- August 4, 2011

THEN: President Obama: “We are poised for progress. Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known, the stock market has come roaring back. Corporate profits are up. The economy is growing again.” ... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It: Obama’s Big Drags

- August 4, 2011

The politics of the debt fight were a drag for President Barack Obama, yanking his popularity to new lows. Here’s an even bigger drag: Obama emerges from the months-long fracas weaker – and facing much deeper and more durable political obstacles – than his own advisers ever imagined. ... Continue Reading »

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Getting Back To Business

- August 3, 2011

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “Now that they've got this deal, the president will sign it into law later today. This does enable the president to go as planned to Chicago tomorrow to celebrate his 50th birthday and do some political fundraising.” ... Continue Reading »

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Democrats’ Extreme Rhetoric

- August 2, 2011

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Was Caught Ordering His Fellow Democrats On A Conference Call To Call Republicans “Extreme” Instead Of Working In Good Faith To Pass A Budget. “After thanking his colleagues … for doing the budget bidding for the Senate Democrats, who are facing off against the House Republicans over how to cut spending for the rest of the fiscal year, Mr. Schumer told them to portray John Boehner of Ohio, the Speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme. ‘I always use the word extreme,’ Mr. Schumer said, ‘That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.’” (Jennifer Steinhauer, “On A Senate Call, A Glimpse Of Marching Orders,” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! “Morning Joe” Repeats Democrats’ Complaints: President Obama Has Been “Invisible

- July 29, 2011

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: “[D]emocrats all saying the same thing. And that is this president has been invisible. He is not a leader. They said this all behind closed doors. Democratic leaders, Democratic rank and file – in fact, 40-50 of the most powerful Democrats on the Hill, I will just stop right there. … The president has vanished. ‘He has left us here alone again like he did with healthcare. Where is he?’ Now they didn’t call him a loser but they sure as hell didn’t call him a leader.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Obama’s Primetime Speech Called “Desperate”

- July 28, 2011

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Vastly Out Of Touch

- July 22, 2011

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: “Well, two things remain incontestably true. The economy is vastly improved from what it was when Barack Obama was sworn into office as President.” ... Continue Reading »

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Thanks A Bundle II

- July 22, 2011

Obama During The Campaign: "Special Interests Have Turned Our Government Into A Game Only They Can Afford To Play ... They Get The Access While You Get To Write A Letter ... The Time For That Kind Of Politics Is Over. It's Through." ... Continue Reading »

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Thanks A Bundle

- July 19, 2011

Less Than 10 Percent Of Obama’s 2008 Donors Have “Re-upped.” “Interestingly, it also tells us something else--of the approximately 3 million individual donors who gave to Obama for his 2008 run, so far less than 10 percent have re-upped.” ... Continue Reading »

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Rushing To Regulate

- July 18, 2011

Note: While Republicans are fighting to make critical reforms to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that was created by the Dodd-Frank bill, President Obama has hit the campaign trail highlighting this new regulatory body as one of his signature accomplishments. Yet, if it was so important, why did he wait a whole year to appoint a director. Nearly one year ago, then-White House press secretary Robert Gibbs remarked that the director of the CFPB was of “tremendous importance.” Yet, President Obama has finally chosen to nominate a permanent director less than a week before an agency with an “unprecedented lack of accountability” and the ability to “govern millions of transactions” is to open. Given the administration’s haphazard and evasive organization of the CFPB, is it any wonder that main street businesses and community banks are struggling to come to terms with the uncertainty that Obama and Dodd-Frank are saddling the economy with?... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Calls For Investigation Of Fundraising Activity In The White House

- July 18, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus today called on the Department of Justice to investigate whether or not President Barack Obama broke federal election laws by conducting illegal political fundraising activity in the White House. A fundraising video featuring the President appears to have been recorded in the Map Room which is not part of the White House residence, but rather “occupied in the discharge of official duties.” According to federal law, it is a crime for the President of the United States to solicit political contributions in a place of official government business. Chairman Priebus has asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for the Department of Justice to investigate the matter to determine if, in fact, federal laws were broken by President Obama. Below are excerpts from Chairman Priebus’ letter to Attorney General Holder:... Continue Reading »

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From Carter’s “Crisis of Confidence” To Obama’s “Stressed Out”

- July 14, 2011

In an interview yesterday, President Obama said that America is “stressed out”. It’s fitting that his comment came almost thirty-two years to the day that another Democrat President talked aobut a “crisis of confidence” in America.... Continue Reading »

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Literally Nobody On The Job

- July 6, 2011

“The Number Of Vacancies In Top Economic Posts Within The Obama Administration [Is] Stunning.”... Continue Reading »

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“I’ve Been Here”

- June 30, 2011

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd: “On one hand yesterday the President said I'm here, I'm ready to work, I'm doing this thing, except at 3:30 this afternoon when he takes off to Philadelphia to go fundraise. Are you worried you're saying one thing and the President symbolically is sending another message?” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Statement on President Obama’s Leadership Hypocrisy

- June 30, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement regarding President Obama’s campaign trip to Philadelphia today for his 30th and 31st fundraisers after spending yesterday’s press conference scolding Congress to stay in town and work:... Continue Reading »

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Shades Of Gray?

- June 29, 2011

Obama Filmed An Appeal For Obama For America Contest To Win Dinner With Him And Joe Biden In The White House With A DNC Crew. “President Obama appealed to supporters and donors in a videotaped message emailed by his campaign team to millions of people Monday -- a message filmed with the president inside the White House by a crew from the Democratic National Committee, according to a White House official who responded to RCP questions about the solicitation.” ... Continue Reading »

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5 Questions For Obama

- June 29, 2011

1. Mr. President, At The Beginning Of Your Administration, You “Pledged To Cut The Deficit In Half By The End Of My First Term In Office.” Now, The Federal Budget Deficit For This Fiscal Year Is Expected To Reach A Record $1.6 Trillion And You Are In The Midst Of Negotiations To Add Trillions More To The Debt Ceiling. Given Your Pledge And Where Things Stand Today, Should The American People Believe There Has Been A “Failure Of Leadership” From The White House? ... Continue Reading »

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A Press Conference About Nothing

- June 29, 2011

Obama Used “Harsh And Stark Terms” To Condemn Congressional Republicans. “Obama, often in harsh and stark terms, condemned the approach that House and Senate Republicans have adopted in the final stretch of the negotiations surrounding the increase in the nation’s debt limit.” ... Continue Reading »

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The AIG DAG

- June 28, 2011

“The Senate Meets At 10 A.M. And Will Consider The Nominations Of James Cole To Be Deputy Attorney General …”... Continue Reading »

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From Unity To Disunity

- June 27, 2011

Flashback: June 27, 2008: “Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton set off on their maiden political voyage on Friday, trading their rivalry from the presidential primary battle for a newfound display of harmony intended to set a fresh tone for any Democrats still harboring bitterness from their grueling duel.” ... Continue Reading »

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Blue Room Donors

- June 27, 2011

Late Friday, the White House released the names of the 30 guests who attended the DNC-organized meeting with President Obama in the Blue Room on March 7th. RNC Research took a look at the names and found some interesting facts:... Continue Reading »

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Legen - Wait For It…

- June 23, 2011

First A $35,800-A-Plate Dinner With A Group Of Wall Street “Fat Cats.” “President Barack Obama is returning to New York for the fourth time in as many months, heading to Upper East Side and Midtown for fundraisers Thursday. A $35,800-a-head dinner packed with Wall Streeters will welcome the president at Chef Daniel Boulud's East 65th Street restaurant, Daniel, according to the Daily News. Though the dinner is aimed at bankers, hedge fund managers and private equity investors, there remain questions as to whether Obama can still curry favor with financial industry execs after calling them ‘fat cats’ and blasting their bonuses.” ... Continue Reading »

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Corrrected or Altered?

- June 22, 2011

Corrected or altered? Guess we’ll just have to take the White House at their word that people “applauded” instead of laughing at the President’s claims that he’s created jobs. This begs the question – why doesn’t the “most transparent administration in history” put videos online along with the transcript so we can see for ourselves? Guess we’ll file that request right after 1) DNC events held at the White House 2) fundraising totals for DNC and Obama For America events and 3) how much the DNC reimburses the government for Obama fundraising travel.... Continue Reading »

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Blue Room Bucks

- June 21, 2011

Just Before Announcing For Reelection, Obama Brought Two Dozen Long Time Donors To The White House. “A few weeks before announcing his re-election campaign, President Obama convened two dozen Wall Street executives, many of them longtime donors, in the White House’s Blue Room.” ... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It: “Follower In Chief”

- June 21, 2011

“We’ve had strong presidents and weak presidents, skillful presidents and incompetent presidents, mediocre presidents and just plain poor presidents. Barack Obama stands alone as the first president who simply declines to lead.... Continue Reading »

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Pay No Attention To The Special Interests Behind The Curtain

- June 16, 2011

Obama Claims In Fundraising Email That He Is Not Dining With “Washington Lobbyists And Special Interests.” “Most campaigns fill their dinner guest lists primarily with Washington lobbyists and special interests. We didn't get here doing that, and we're not going to start now. We're running a different kind of campaign.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Donor Stimulus

- June 15, 2011

Obama White House Trotted Out “What Most Good-Government Groups Would Deem An Innovative Explanation” For Hiring Deep-Pocketed Donors To Important Government Positions. “White House Press Secretary Jay Carney forcefully defended the administration's hiring of top-contributors for important government posts, trotting out what most good-government groups would deem an innovative explanation. The president, Carney said, does not discriminate against people who have raised money on his behalf.” ... Continue Reading »

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Carney Defends Jobs For Donors

- June 15, 2011

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spent time defending the President’s practice of giving government jobs to donors today. Here’s the biggest unanswered question: the president ran on hope, change and promises of changing Washington. Do these hires live up to Obama’s own standard?... Continue Reading »

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Stumped By The Stump Speech

- June 14, 2011

At His Fundraiser Last Night, Obama Claimed That He Wasn’t The Candidate With “A Bunch Of Partisan Rhetoric”:... Continue Reading »

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“The Time For That Kind Of Politics Is Over”

- June 13, 2011

PROMISE: When Obama Announced His Candidacy For President, He Pledged To End Special Interest Access To His Administration. "Special interests have turned our government into a game only they can afford to play ... They get the access while you get to write a letter ... The time for that kind of politics is over. It's through." ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- June 10, 2011

Rep. Jim Himes(D-CT): "I do think that President Obama has had a bit of a tin ear as far as the business community goes." ... Continue Reading »

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President Obama Nominates Cap-And-Trade Advocate For Secretary Of Commerce, Despite John Bryson’s Less Than Stellar Record Of Asking Californian Taxpayers To Spend Billions To Bail Out His Company

- June 1, 2011

John Bryson’s “Nomination Could Foreshadow A Renewed White House Push For Cap And Trade.” “President Obama’s nominee for Commerce secretary, John Bryson, is good news for the environmental community and his nomination could foreshadow a renewed White House push for cap and trade.”... Continue Reading »

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Held In Contempt

- May 18, 2011

“President Obama Is Scheduled To Sweep Through Boston Today For The Second Time In Three Months…” ... Continue Reading »

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FACT CHECK: Obama’s Town Hall

- May 12, 2011

Due To ObamaCare’s Regulations, As Much as 69 Percent of Employees and 80 Percent of Small Businesses Could Be Forced To Change Health Care Plans. "The administration estimated that by 2013, health plans covering as few as 39 percent and as many as 69 percent of employees could lose protected status. For small employers, the total could be as high as 80 percent; for large ones, it could reach 64 percent." ... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It: The Audacity of Irresponsibility

- May 9, 2011

“According to Gallup, Americans’ confidence in the economy reached a new low for 2011 last week. A mere 34 percent of Americans said in a recent CBS/Times poll that they approve of the way President Obama is handling the economy; the lowest point since he took office.... Continue Reading »

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Will Obama Attack Burton’s Group From The Stump?

- April 29, 2011

If you can’t beat them, join them. The Obama White House has completely walked away from the mantle of “change” in order to embrace the type of politics they once relentlessly attacked. Just as when he reneged on his promise to campaign within the public finance system, this President is all too happy to embrace and discard “principles” according to what is most politically expedient for him.... Continue Reading »

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Putting The Band Back Together

- April 27, 2011

“On Wednesday, The President Will Jet On Air Force One First To Chicago, Where He And Michelle Obama Will Tape An Episode Of Oprah Winfrey’s Program, And Then Head On To New York City ...” ... Continue Reading »

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Transparency Fail

- April 27, 2011

“President Obama Has Three Fundraisers In New York City Wednesday Night, And Each Has Different Rules For Press Access Set By The White House.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Statement On President Obama’s Remarks

- April 27, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s remarks this morning.... Continue Reading »

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All Politics, All The Time

- April 21, 2011

Obama Administration Has Been Urging Standard & Poor’s For Weeks To Not Lower Its Outlook, Which The Rating Agency Ignored. “The Obama administration privately urged Standard & Poor’s in recent weeks not to lower its outlook on the United States — a suggestion the ratings agency ignored Monday, two people familiar with the matter said.”... Continue Reading »

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Barack Obama Continues To Put Politics Above Leadership

- April 21, 2011

Yesterday, troubling reports surfaced that the Obama Administration had drafted an executive order that would allow the White House to review a company’s political donations during the application process for federal contracts. This raises serious questions about whether the White House is seeking to politicize the government contracting system in order to intimidate its political opponents. If true, this would represent an unprecedented abuse of executive authority and infringes upon the rights of political free speech. It appears to be an attempt by the Obama Administration to implement portions of the DISCLOSE Act. Obama and the Democrats failed to pass this in Congress and then lost the battle in the Supreme Court. So now the President is attempting an end run through executive fiat. Naturally, Democrat special interests such as labor unions would be exempt from these reviews.... Continue Reading »

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Is There A “Dislike” Button?

- April 20, 2011

Today, “President Barack Obama Will Hold A Special ‘Facebook Live’ Townhall To Connect With Americans Across The Country.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Statement On White House’s Political Agenda To Influence Financial Markets

- April 20, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement today regarding reports that the Obama White House leaned on Standard & Poor’s in order to delay a damaging fiscal report long enough for President Obama to give what was widely viewed as an overtly partisan speech on the budget.... Continue Reading »

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Contrast In Courage

- April 14, 2011

Obama Gave “One Of The Most Overtly Partisan Broadsides” He’s Ever Given As President Of The United States Of America. “Obama’s long-anticipated speech on the deficit at George Washington University was one of the oddest rhetorical hybrids of his presidency – a serious stab at reforming entitlements cloaked in a 2012 campaign speech that was one of the most overtly partisan broadsides he’s ever delivered from a podium with a presidential seal.” ... Continue Reading »

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Disclosure Hypocrisy

- March 29, 2011

President Obama: "My Administration Is Committed To Creating An Unprecedented Level Of Openness In Government." ... Continue Reading »

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An Assault On Civility

- March 18, 2011

President Obama: “We've Got To Change The Tone Of Government And Politics Here In Washington And All Across America. I'm Not Going To Give Up On That Either.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Sire, The Peasants Are Revolting! Obama’s Amazing Problem With Political Optics

- March 17, 2011

“’Sire,’ the nobleman urgently reports to the throne, ‘the peasants are revolting!’ “’Phewee!’ the king responds in the vaudeville sketch. ‘You're telling me.’... Continue Reading »

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If There Was A Nobel For Nondisclosure…

- March 16, 2011

“Later In The Afternoon, The President Will Accept An Award From A Coalition Of Good Government Groups And Transparency Advocates In Conjunction With Sunshine Week, On Transparency In Government.” ... Continue Reading »

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Hiding From Reality

- March 15, 2011

Obama Is “Keeping A Low Profile” On The Important Political Debates On Spending Cuts And Labor Disputes. “On hot issues that Democrats and Republicans have found cause to fret about — from spending reductions to state labor disputes — President Barack Obama is keeping a low profile.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Report Card

- March 8, 2011

“President Barack Obama Will Visit A Public School That Emphasizes Technology During His Stop In Boston Next Tuesday.” ... Continue Reading »

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Boeing CEO Says Obama’s Federal Agencies’ Actions “Nonproductive” And “Politically Motivated”

- March 7, 2011

Boeing CEO Says Many Of Company’s Interactions With Obama’s Federal Agencies Seem “Nonproductive” And Occasionally “Politically Motivated.” “[Boeing CEO Jim] McNerney, whose company was the subject of a National Labor Relations Board complaint last year, said that many of Boeing’s interactions with federal agencies seem ‘nonproductive’ and occasionally ‘politically motivated.’ In the labor matter, the NLRB complaint charged Boeing with illegal retaliation for union strikes when the aerospace company began trying to produce airplanes at a non-union plant in South Carolina. The NLRB withdrew its complaint after Boeing reached agreement with machinists in Washington state. ‘We shouldn’t have had to go through it,’ McNerney said.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! “Obama’s Muddy Transparency Record”

- March 5, 2011

Obama Has “Failed To Deliver” On Transparency That He Promised. “But three years into his presidency, critics say Obama’s administration has failed to deliver the refreshing blast of transparency that the president promised.” ... Continue Reading »

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Meet Steve Ricchetti

- March 5, 2011

Vice President Joe Biden Has Hired Steve Ricchetti To Serve As Counselor To The Vice President, Touting His “30-Year Career In Public Service, Business, And Political Life.” “’The Office of the Vice President welcomes a number of new faces to our team: Beginning Monday, Steve Ricchetti [pronounced RI-shet-ty] will serve as Counselor to the Vice President. Steve’s 30-year career in public service, business and political life has included positions on Capitol Hill, the Clinton Administration as Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, and 10 years at the helm of an independent public affairs firm’”... Continue Reading »

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Failing Grade

- March 2, 2011

During His Testimony In Front Of The House Committee On Science, Space, And Technology, Secretary Steven Chu Said He Would Give Himself “A Pretty Good Grade,” “Maybe An A-.” REP. PAUL BROUN (R-GA): “What grade would you say you deserve for your management of the DOE resources over the last three years?” ENERGY SECRETARY STEVEN CHU: “Well I would give myself a pretty good grade because if you look at what we’ve done, and what we’ve supported, and the breakthroughs that have occurred during this tenure, I think it speaks very well. As I said before, that battery research has been going extremely well, way ahead of what we thought was the schedule. We’re very focused on a lot of the good technologies on solar technologies, and as another example, the bioenergy, the bioenergy centers that which were started under the previous administration have done extremely well and we’re continuing funding those. A lot of the inventions and technologies are now being licensed by companies and they’re entering into pilot production. So there are many successes in the technologies that the Department of Energy has supported and the private sector, American industry, are picking up these technologies.” BROUN: “So what grade would you give yourself?” CHU: “Oh -” BROUN: “A to F, what grade would you give yourself?” CHU: “There’s always room for improvement, maybe an A-.” ... Continue Reading »

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The “‘Where’s Waldo?’ Presidency”

- March 2, 2011

The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus: “For A Man Who Won Office Talking About Change We Can Believe In, Barack Obama Can Be A Strangely Passive President.” “For a man who won office talking about change we can believe in, Barack Obama can be a strangely passive president. There are a startling number of occasions in which the president has been missing in action - unwilling, reluctant or late to weigh in on the issue of the moment. He is, too often, more reactive than inspirational, more cautious than forceful.” ... Continue Reading »

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In Case Your Missed It: Obama’s ‘Where’s Waldo?’ Presidency

- March 2, 2011

“For a man who won office talking about change we can believe in, Barack Obama can be a strangely passive president. There are a startling number of occasions in which the president has been missing in action - unwilling, reluctant or late to weigh in on the issue of the moment. He is, too often, more reactive than inspirational, more cautious than forceful …"... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Statement On President Obama’s Failure To Lead

- February 28, 2011

As leaders on Capitol Hill negotiate the budget, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s absence from the conversation and his failure to lead.... Continue Reading »

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“You Deserve To Know”

- February 24, 2011

The Obama Administration Meets With Lobbyists At “A Complex Just Off The White House Grounds.” “Caught between their boss’s anti-lobbyist rhetoric and the reality of governing, President Barack Obama’s aides often steer meetings with lobbyists to a complex just off the White House grounds – and several of the lobbyists involved say they believe the choice of venue is no accident.” ... Continue Reading »

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It Ain’t Easy Being Green

- February 1, 2011

“The President Plans A Cabinet Meeting Feb. 1 With Technical Experts On Energy And Innovation....” ... Continue Reading »

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Meh

- January 26, 2011

Paul Krugman: “Meh” "We’re going to invest in the future — but we’re also going to freeze domestic spending. So mixed signals — and although there were no numbers, given the further assurance that the freeze won’t affect anything important, this has to mean that the investment plans are small change...I have no idea what the vision here was. We care about the future! But we don’t want to spend! Meh.” ... Continue Reading »

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Fact Check: State Of The Union

- January 25, 2011

“To a striking degree, Obama appears poised to recycle themes and ideas he has offered many times before.” ... Continue Reading »

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Fannie Mae Fleecing

- January 24, 2011

Taxpayers Have Paid More Than $160 Million To Defend Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Executives From Fraud Charges Since The Federal Government Took Over The Companies. “Since the government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taxpayers have spent more than $160 million defending the mortgage finance companies and their former top executives in civil lawsuits accusing them of fraud.” ... Continue Reading »

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Priebus Statement On The Selection Of Paul Ryan To Deliver The Republican Address To The Nation

- January 21, 2011

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement today regarding the selection of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) to deliver the Republican address following the President’s State of the Union address to Congress:... Continue Reading »

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From The Archives: Democrat Senators Call For Investigation Into J.P. Morgan

- January 6, 2011

OCTOBER 6, 2010: Democrat Senators Called For An Investigation Into J.P. Morgan Chase’s Potentially Illegal Foreclosures. “Today, U.S. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) pressed the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate whether Ally Financial, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and other mortgage servicing companies and banks routinely filed false affidavits, triggering thousands of illegal foreclosures on unwitting homeowners in Minnesota and across the country.” ... Continue Reading »

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The Subprime White House

- January 6, 2011

William Daley Served On The Fannie Mae Board And Received Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Deferred Compensation And Stock Options. “After Clinton passed over Daley for a Cabinet post in his first term, he appointed him to the Fannie Mae board. Daley reported collecting $24,814 in director's fees in 1996 from the firm. He also listed deferred compensation and stock options from Fannie Mae worth between $215,000 and $500,000.” ... Continue Reading »

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How The “Professional Left” Is Reacting To Bill Daley

- January 6, 2011

Ezra Klein: “Imagine I told you that one of the candidates President Obama is considering for chief of staff opposed the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, opposed doing health-care reform and led the Chamber of Commerce's effort to loosen the post-Enron regulations on the accounting and auditing professions. His major qualification for the job is that he's extremely well liked by the business community, in part because he routinely advocates for their interests and in part because he's a top executive at J.P. Morgan. His theory of politics is that the Democratic Party has become too liberal and needs to tack right. Last year, he doubled down on that argument by joining the board of Third Way.”... Continue Reading »

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