Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 272)
 

Bob Woodward Pans Obama’s Foreign Policy Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 5:00pm 6/1/2014 at 5:00pm

Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward was on FOX News Sunday today. When Chris Wallace asked him to opine on Obama’s recent foreign policy speech, Woodward explained why it was so ineffective.

Here’s the clip.

Amir Taheri was even less impressed. From the New York Post…

Obama speaks loudly and carries a small stick

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Mother Jones Unwittingly Makes a Case for the Keystone Pipeline

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00pm 6/1/2014 at 3:00pm

The reliably leftist publication Mother Jones has noticed that using trains to transport oil hasn’t worked out too well over the last few years.

Too bad there’s no safer way to transport fuel.

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But he knows nothing: Obama on Veterans Affairs Committee 2005-2008

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 1:00pm 6/1/2014 at 1:00pm

Obama and many of his supporters have claimed that problems with the VA go back many years.

While there is some truth to that, they’ve neglected to point out that prior to becoming president, Senator Barack Obama served on the Veterans Affairs Committee.

This was a very good catch by Weasel Zippers…

Yesterday, Barack...

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Ted Cruz wins Republican Leadership Conference Presidential Straw Poll

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 11:00am 6/1/2014 at 11:00am

Senator Ted Cruz has been on a roll lately and he seems to be picking up steam as he goes.

Conor Finnegan of CNN reported…

Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders.

The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite...

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Hey @StateDeptSpox — They’re laughing at you not with you

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Posted by    Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 5:38pm 5/31/2014 at 5:38pm

Poor Jen Psaki, the Spokeswoman for the State Department.

Her job is almost as difficult as newly resigned White House spokesman, Jay Carney.

Speaking to reporters recently, Ms. Psaki got a rise out of the crowd when she suggested Obama doesn’t give himself enough credit.

Here’s the video.

Transcript via News Busters…

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Illinois puts hold on $100 million public funding of Obama Library

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Posted by    Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2:00pm 5/31/2014 at 2:00pm

You would think a state with such dire financial problems couldn’t even consider spending such a large sum of tax dollars on something that’s usually built with private money.

Luckily, the Illinois House has backed off the idea for the moment. USA Today reported…

Illinois shelving $100M gift to Obama library

A plan to...

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The Constitution vs. Gender Studies Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8:30am 5/31/2014 at 8:30am
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Higher education could use more of this…

Speaking of the Constitution, remember freedom of religion?

And freedom of the press?

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IRS Scandal Expands to Include Pro-Israel Groups

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:30am 5/29/2014 at 11:30am

While the IRS assault on Tea Party groups is well known, another equally disturbing development is taking shape at the beleaguered agency.

Alana Goodman of The Washington Free Beacon reported…

Lawsuit Alleging IRS Discrimination Against Pro-Israel Groups Moves Forward

A lawsuit alleging that the IRS discriminates against pro-Israel groups will be allowed to move...

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Krauthammer: Obama Afghanistan Announcement an Act of Narcissism

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:30am 5/28/2014 at 11:30am

For anyone who’s not aware, before becoming one of America’s most respected political analysts, Charles Krauthammer was a highly respected psychiatrist. In fact, he was the chief of psychiatry at Mass General Hospital in Boston and it doesn’t get much better than that.

Many Americans, including conservatives, believe America should reduce its...

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White House Quietly Releases Regulatory Agenda on Holiday Weekend

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Posted by    Monday, May 26, 2014 at 9:00am 5/26/2014 at 9:00am

The Obama administration is fond of releasing news on Fridays and holiday weekends. Most people aren’t paying close attention to the media and a story can easily get buried without notice.

Benjamin Goad of The Hill writes…

White House unveils regulatory agenda

The White House unveiled its semiannual regulatory agenda Friday, detailing its plans...

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Democrats Grumble About Obama … in Private

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Posted by    Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 4:08pm 5/25/2014 at 4:08pm

Obama’s fumbling of the VA scandal has even caused some Democrats to quietly criticize the president.

Daniel Halper writes at The Weekly Standard…

Democrats Privately Calling Obama ‘Detached,’ ‘Flat Footed,’ ‘Incompetent’

CNN’s John...

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Voxsplaining Opposition to Obamacare

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Posted by    Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 3:57pm 5/24/2014 at 3:57pm

Senator Jay Rockefeller’s recent comments about Obamacare and racism have sparked a mini-firestorm of controversy.

Luckily, we have Ezra Klein to Voxsplain the situation..

Racists are likelier to oppose health reform when they think about Barack Obama

On Wednesday, Sen. Jay...

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Guess Who Nancy Pelosi Blames for the VA Scandal

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Posted by    Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:51am 5/24/2014 at 11:51am

Nancy Pelosi gave Harry Reid the weekend off from raving about the Koch Brothers but was unable to come up with a new villain to blame for the VA scandal. Old habits die hard.

Joel Gehrke of The Washington Examiner…

Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal

House Minority Leader Nancy...

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Commencement Fail Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 8:30am 5/24/2014 at 8:30am

If nothing else, the Class of 2014 will be remembered for commencement season.

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Obama Response to VA Scandal Slammed on… CNN?

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Posted by    Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 8:30am 5/22/2014 at 8:30am

CNN reporter Drew Griffin has been at the front of the VA scandal and was asked for his opinion of Obama’s response on Jake Tapper’s program. He was less than impressed.

Andrew Johnson of National Review has the story…

CNN Reporter Scolds Obama for Inaction on VA

Drew Griffin, a CNN reporter who has...

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White House Won’t Confirm Obama’s Sequester Pay Cut

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:00am 5/21/2014 at 7:00am

When Obama was claiming the sequester would be disastrous, he said he’d take a cut in pay.

Did he? No one seems to know.

Ellison Barber of the Washington Free Beacon provided an update yesterday…

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Dems cut and run from claim Republican Iraq Vet a coward

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Posted by    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 9:10am 5/18/2014 at 9:10am

Republican Lee Zeldin is running for congress in New York and is an Iraq War veteran.

That didn’t stop the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from accusing Zeldin of being a coward.

Alex Pappas of the Daily Caller reported:

In a post on its website, the campaign arm of the House Democrats is asking whether...

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