Posts tagged Obama
Source: washingtonexaminer.com – Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Joel Gehrke Two service members charged with sexual assault cannot be kicked out of the military, even if they are convicted, because comments made by President Obama about the issue constitute “unlawful command influence,” according to a military judge in Hawaii. “A member of the public would not hear the President’s statement to be a simple admonition to hold members accountable,” Navy Judge Cmdr. Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com
Source: www.thegatewaypundit.com – Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Barack Obama blasted President George Bush last night during his interview with Charlie Rose : “We know what it’s like to rush into a Middle Eastern War.” Obama’s attacks would be better if there was any truth to them. Saddam Hussein violated UN resolutions sixteen times starting in 1990 and ending when the US invaded in 2003. From the White House website : Saddam Hussein has repeatedly violated sixteen United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) designed to ensure that Iraq does not pose a threat to international peace and security. In addition to these repeated violations, he has tried, over the past decade, to circumvent UN economic sanctions against Iraq, which are reflected in a number of other resolutions. As noted in the resolutions, Saddam Hussein was required to fulfill many obligations beyond the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Specifically, Saddam Hussein was required to, among other things: allow international weapons inspectors to oversee the destruction of his weapons of mass destruction; not develop new weapons of mass destruction; destroy all of his ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150 kilometers; stop support for terrorism and prevent terrorist organizations from operating within Iraq; help account for missing Kuwaitis and other individuals; return stolen Kuwaiti property and bear financial liability for damage from the Gulf War; and he was required to end his repression of the Iraqi
Source: www.buzzfeed.com – Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Charlie Rose: But has FISA court turned down any request? Barack Obama: The — because — the — first of all, Charlie, the number of requests are surprisingly small… number one. Number two, folks don’t go with a query unless they’ve got a pretty good suspicion. Charlie Rose: Should this be transparent in some way? Barack Obama: It is transparent . That’s why we set up the FISA court…. The whole poi
President Obama Defends NSA Spying
Source: www.zerohedge.com – Tuesday, June 18, 2013
President Barack Obama stated yesterday that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has stayed in his position “longer than he [Bernanke] wanted”. Some will be probably agreeing with Bernanke (and Obama) more than he might have expected after having said that. Although he should have stopped short of adding (for fear of hurting Helicopter Ben’s feelings?) that he has done an “outstanding job”. If it were that outstanding, he wouldn’t want to go, would he? Love you and leave you? I’ve had a party with you guys and now I have to go? But where? But Bernanke is a man of resourcefulness. This is the guy that was hailed personality of the year back in 2009 byTime magazine. The article even mentioned that he had ‘saved the US’ from the disaster of the financial crisis. That’s an accolade, isn’t it just! Saved the US! Bernanke was appointed by George W. Bush to the head of the Federal Reserve in 2006. But, people should have seen it coming all this quantitative easing and the print presses rolling off shiny bright new greenbacks as they fluttered down from the sky like manna from heaven when Bernanke gave his famous speech on November 21st 2002 referring to Milton Friedman and throwing money at the people like pieces of meat to lions in a cage. Bernanke should have known too then that he was going to be ripped to pieces by the gladiators in the ring if he even tried to stop feeding the lions. His statement came true when the financial
Source: newsbusters.org – Tuesday, June 18, 2013
On Monday's NBC Nightly News , reporting on President Obama's trip to Europe, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd fretted over the commander-in-chief's declining popularity overseas: "Obama comes to this [G-8] summit…to a much more muted reception than in the past. Once heralded as the anti-George Bush… now he's on the defensive over U.S. policies, including some he's kept in place from the Bush era." [ Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump ] Todd listed some of the ways in which Obama hasn't been liberal enough for European sensibilities: "The NSA surveillance programs, widely panned on this privacy-conscious continent. The failure to shut down the prison at Guantanamo Bay, his hesitancy to engage in Syria, and a perceived lack of focus on climate change." read more
Source: www.thegatewaypundit.com – Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Your tax dollars at work… A hidden camera catches wireless company employees passing out ‘Obama phones’ to people who say they’ll SELL them for drugs, shoes, handbags and spending cash. Via the Daily Mail and Project Veritas : The ‘Lifeline’ free-cell-phone scheme cost $ 2.2 BILLION last year alone, all of it from fees added to the phone bills of paying customers. The Daily Mail reported: Undercover video shot in May by a conservative activist shows two corporate distributors of free cell phones handing out the mobile devices to people who have promised to sell them for drug money, to buy shoes and handbags, to pay off their bills, or just for extra spending cash. The ‘Obama phone,’ which made its ignominious YouTube debut outside a Cleveland, Ohio presidential campaign event last September, is a project of the Federal Communications Commission’s ‘Lifeline’ program, which makes land line and mobile phones available to Americans who meet low-income requirements. Lifeline was a $ 2.19 billion program in 2012.
Source: www.wnd.com – Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Washington (CNN) – A growing number of Americans believe that senior White House officials ordered the Internal Revenue Service to target conservative political groups, according to a new national poll. And a CNN/ORC International survey released Tuesday morning also indicates that a majority of the public says the controversy, which involves increased IRS scrutiny of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, is very important to the nation. Republicans argue that the Obama administration used the IRS to intimidate and harass political opponents. Democrats say poor management at the tax agency, rather than political bias, is to blame. Congressional sources on both sides say that interviews with IRS workers so far have found no evidence of political dealings by the White House. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, touting an independent IRS inspector general report, has said the scrutiny appears to have originated with “IRS officials in Cincinnati,” where the agency’s tax exempt division is centered.
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Source: www.thedailybeast.com – Tuesday, June 18, 2013
And Syria isnât Iraq.
Source: news.nationalpost.com – Monday, June 17, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama say their “opinions do not coincide” on the bloody Syrian civil war but they’ve agreed to “push” the Assad regime and opposition forces back to the negotiation table for peace talks. Putin and Obama emerged late Monday from a two-hour bilateral meeting at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland to announce they still don’t see eye-to-eye on the Syrian conflict, but they’re both committed to reducing escalating violence and use of chemical weapons. “Of course, our opinions do not coincide, but all of us have the intention to stop the violence in Syria and to stop the growth of victims and to solve the situation peacefully, including by bringing the parties to the negotiating table in Geneva. We agreed to push the parties to the negotiating table,” Putin said through a translator following his bilateral meeting with Obama. We agreed to push the parties to the negotiating table The Russian leader has come under fire for supporting and arming Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper saying on Sunday that Putin was an outlier who was turning the G8 into the “G7 plus one” because he supported “thugs” in the Syrian regime. The United States has already announced plans to ship small arms to the rebels, with Britain and France also considering providing military aid to the opposition — something Assad vows would be a big mistake. Putin has also wa
Source: www.dailykos.com – Monday, June 17, 2013
NPR is reporting that sources have told them that President Obama is considering declassifying the court order that gives the National Security Agency the authority to collect the phone record information of millions of American citizens. The document, known as a "primary order," complements a shorter Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court document leaked to The Guardian newspaper earlier this month. That document revealed the U.S. government had been asking Verizon Business Network Services Inc. to turn over, on a daily basis, phone call records for its subscribers, for 90 days. [...] The still-secret primary order provides more information about the program, spells out specific limits on government authority and includes safeguards to protect the privacy of U.S. citizens, a senior administration official said. Release of this order would explain specific constraints on the surveillance program, as well as the safeguards in place to protect U.S. citizens' rights and privacy. This is the kind of transparency organizations like the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have been suing the government for, and what senators Mark Udall, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have been pushing for. If the government has nothing to hide in terms of the lengths it goes to to protect civil liberties, then declassification of the document that spells out how it does so shouldn't be a problem. But it will certainly give us the necessary backgrou