There is new reaction from the White House after the Justice Department released a memo saying the government can kill United States citizens overseas if it believes they are terror suspects and even if they’re not involved in an active plot against the U.S. A bipartisan group of senators is calling on President Obama to release all memos related to this policy. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “[President Obama] takes his responsibility in conducting the war against Al Qaeda as authorized by Congress in a way that is fully consistent with
There is a silver lining to the cloud: drone targets will be spared the indescribable torture of waterboarding. Nor can their right to due process be violated, since even though they are technically American citizens, for some reason not clearly explained they never had such a right, and anyway, even if they did, they are now dead, raising the famous question, "What DIFFERENCE does it make now?"
Obama trusts the Muslim Brotherhood with tanks and fighter planes, because they are a threat to Jews and to Israel, I think. No ten round limit on their ammo clips.
But American gun owners are treated as a threat to his regime...??!!
We who are patriots are willing to use our guns to defend freedom against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Even new citizens make that promise.
Obama made that promise, but when he arms and trusts the Muslim Brotherhood and the Mexican drug cartels more than he arms or trusts those who have a clear track record of being pro-American, he makes himself appear to be a domestic enemy. His Justice Department claims it is justifiable to kill enemies of America, even if they claim American birth, if their threat to our nation is imminent.
He may come to regret that he (via his DOJ) has affirmed that principle.
One more time - if the administration can justify the killing of U.S. citizens while abroad, if they are suspected to be helping al queada on terrorism, what would stop the president from doing the same thing U.S. citizens on American soil? And is this the klown who campaigned in 2008 promising to shut down military commissions, and give terrorists trials in U.S. federal court, with all constitutional protections??
So if we get fed up with living in the Land of King Obama and move to another country, we become fair game for this criminal administration? Napolitano has become drunk with power and her recent comment on running for POTUS in 2014 is proof of that. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest her covered-up parts.
We can splatter them with drone strikes, wiping out their wives, kids and other innocents as collateral damage in the process, but by damn, you´d better not lock them up in Gitmo with three squares, a prayer rug, a Koran and better conditions than our troops ever lived under, like those war criminals Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld did.
Our citizenship requirement has sank to anybody. Citizenship should include a little more than birth here, or to someone else with tenuous birth connections. The ones targeted that have some citizenship connections -- good riddance. I don´t miss ya.
Who gets to write the definition of "terrorist"? Does it include those who profess an interest in throwing off the shackles of a liberal marxist government? Someone who owns more than 500 rounds of ammo? A veteran? Talk about your slippery slope.
Am for the liberal use of the Predators and other missile systems to kill Terrorists and those that covertly help terrorists. This process brings instant justice within one inch of the Terrorist...so close they are not a problem any longer. This is good !
LONDON— Prosecutors showed jurors graphic videotape of the events surrounding the near decapitation of a British soldier on a London street, as the trial of two men opened Friday in the suspected Islamic extremist attack. Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, drove their car directly at Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, lifting his body onto the hood and slamming it to the windshield, prosecutor Richard Whittam said. A panel of 12 jurors was then shown security camera videos and images of the defendants dragging Rigby´s body from the sidewalk to the middle of the road. The
Appearing on Friday night’s On the Record, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer strongly criticized President Barack Obama for his “cavalier attitude” towards the separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution. “Democrats will rue the day that they allowed all this,” Krauthammer declared. “I’m talking about how the administration, particularly the president, seems to think that he has the right to change duly passed statutes on his own or to suspend parts of laws on his own,” Krauthammer said when asked to clarify his critique of the Obama administration’s “lawlessness.” “The Constitution is pretty clear,” he continued, “the Congress passes the laws
Former Florida congressman Allen West mocked the news that the Obamacare website would be down for maintenance the night of its long-awaited Dec. 1 fix, warning that the White House’s repeated excuses make it sound “like a very cheap retailer.” On Fox News Channel’s On The Record Friday night, West told Harris Faulker that the Obama administration’s decision to delay the website fix further was “incredible.” “They should not have put their own set mandate on it,” he said, “because now everyone is watching them. And for them to continually come back and say that we can only take 50
Say what you will about the new Common Core academic initiative: Love it or hate it, everybody in education is talking about it. Now Common Core has entered the political arena, and the nascent standards could be done in before they take root, if a group of Republicans in Ohio’s House gets its way. House Bill 237 would prohibit the state board of education from adopting or implementing the standards in Ohio. A hearing on the bill drew hundreds to Columbus last week. The bill comes even as Ohio’s educators are being trained to teach the new standards — and
Second terms have historically been tough ones for presidents. From Ronald Reagan´s Iran Contra scandal to Bill Clinton´s Lewinsky affair to Hurricane Katrina during George W. Bush´s second term, U.S. leaders have so often found their second four years going off the rails that it´s known colloquially as the "second-term curse." President Obama has been no stranger to this trend. Despite winning reelection, he has had to compromise on many of his priorities or have seen them rejected outright by Congress: letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire; gun control measures; investments in the economy, and quite possibly, immigration reform. While he
The Huffington Post was none too pleased with Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio over his cost-cutting efforts with his county jail’s Thanksgiving Day menu. “Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal,” author Shadee Ashtari cried. She then went on to quote an anonymous jail employee from another state entirely who allegedly spends 48 cents more per prisoner meal: “We don’t want to release angry inmates.” Sheriff Joe spoke with me Friday and laughed: “I´m concerned because the meals had gone up a little,” he said. “These people are in jail for committing crimes.” The Sheriff went further
The time has come to end presidential term limits, because continuing the restrictions on how long one can serve in the country´s highest office is bad for the United States, a university professor argued this week. In an opinion piece published in the Washington Post, Jonathan Zimmerman, a history and education professor at New York University, says deciding whether a president deserves a third, fourth or more terms should be left to the American people, not the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which placed a two-term limit on the position. As background, here´s an excerpt from the amendment, ratified in
OAKLAND, Calif.- The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them - she, he or something else. It´s an exercise that might seem superfluous given that Mills, a small and leafy liberal arts school historically referred to as the Vassar of the West, only admits women as undergraduates. Yet increasingly, the "shes" and "hers" that dominate the
The laws of karma seem to be operating when it comes to the Obama sycophant cable news outlets. The website Hang the Bankers puts together some data: It´s been a tough year for the liberal cable news outlets. Data released Tuesday show CNN shedding 48 percent of total viewers since last November and MSNBC dropping 45 percent. The numbers were even worse in the all important demographic of people aged 25 to 54 as CNN´s ratings dropped 59 percent and MSNBC´s 52 percent. As the site notes, last year was a presidential election year, so some decline was inevitable. But:
WASHINGTON –President Obama´s healthcare rollout re-do is headed for a crucial test Saturday – and there´s a lot on the line. If the federal healthcare.gov website doesn’t deliver, the president´s credibility, political support and fate of his landmark health care law could be in jeopardy. If the site is able to recover from its disastrous Oct. 1 rollout, it will go a long way is restoring confidence in the program. Just hours before the self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the website would be down for an extended period overnight Friday for maintenance, until 8am
The first lady, daughters Sasha and Malia and the Obamas’ two beloved dogs decked in matchng Santa hats were all on hand this morning to welcome the White House Christmas tree at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The 18-and-a-half-foot Douglas fir was presented to the first family by Christopher Botek, a second-generation Christmas tree farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. The majestic tree will be the centerpiece of the first family´s Christmas celebration - Sunny the dog´s ever first in the White House. The fir was hauled up the driveway by horse-drawn wagon festooned with bows and is destined
Detroit — O’Dell Tate has volunteered for the city’s Angels’ Night patrols for more than a decade and has watched as firefighters battle blazes that strain resources and put neighborhoods on edge. Now, with a $24.2 million federal grant — the largest ever awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to a fire department — and two savvy grant writers, the city stands to hire 150 new firefighters. “It couldn’t come at a better time,” Tate said. “We have wonderful firefighters here, but for a city Detroit’s size, to increase our numbers would be a great asset.” After losing out
Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are starting to sour on the new pope. In response to Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Exhortation, in which the pontiff denounced “trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” these two paragons of the far right – both of whom regularly invoke the teachings of Jesus to bolster their own political views – have suddenly turned their backs on the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus. Sarah Palin complained that Pope Francis sounded “kind
President Obama requested Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take a “breather” from his harsh criticism of the U.S. strategy regarding Iran during a call betwee the two leaders, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The request came as the administration girds up for a push in the next six months to reach a final settlement on Iran´s nuclear program. The president reportedly urged Netanyahu to tone down his rhetoric for the sake of diplomacy and urged him to dispatch officials to Washington who could help negotiate a resolution agreeable to both countries. The president called Netanyahu last Sunday, promising to
In 1947, Sen. Harley Kilgore (D-W.Va.) condemned a proposed constitutional amendment that would restrict presidents to two terms. “The executive’s effectiveness will be seriously impaired,” Kilgore argued on the Senate floor, “ as no one will obey and respect him if he knows that the executive cannot run again.” I’ve been thinking about Kilgore’s comments as I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37?percent in CBS News polling — the lowest ever for him — during the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obama’s fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president.
The hits to President Obama´s popularity, prompted by the botched HealthCare.gov rollout, are simply a natural fluctuation every commander-in-chief faces, Obama told interviewer Barbara Walters in an interview aired Friday. "If you remember, I´ve gone up and down pretty consistently throughout," Obama said in the ABC interview on Friday. "But the good thing about when you´re down is that usually you´ve got nowhere to go but up." "I got re-elected in part because people did think I was trustworthy and they knew I was working on their behalf," Obama said in the network´s exclusive. A CNN Poll of Polls complied
Cher told her fans on Wednesday that she does not celebrate Thanksgiving. In fact, she appears to deplore the American holiday, calling in the “beginning of a great crime.” Cher said that the American settlers were guilty of taking land from native Americans who had no concept of property ownership and also intentionally infected them with smallpox. “You don’t celebrate the holiday I thought?” a fan asked Cher. “I DON’T,” Cher replied emphatically. She said that, to her, Thanksgiving is a day to see family, eat food together and watch a movie. “Not 2 celebrate the beginning of a GREAT Crime.” When asked
For all the gnashing of teeth over the lack of comity and civility in Washington, the real problem is not etiquette but the breakdown of political norms, legislative and constitutional. Such as the one just spectacularly blown up in the Senate. To get three judges onto a coveted circuit court, frustrated Democrats abolished the filibuster for executive appointments and (non-Supreme Court) judicial nominations. The problem is not the change itself. It’s fine that a president staffing his administration should need 51 votes rather than 60. Doing so for judicial appointments, which are for life, is a bit dicier. Nonetheless, for
The human species began as the hybrid offspring of a male pig and a female chimpanzee, a leading geneticist has suggested. The startling claim has been made by Eugene McCarthy, of the University of Georgia, who is also one of the worlds leading authorities on hybridisation in animals. He points out that while humans have many features in common with chimps, we also have a large number of distinguishing characteristics not found in any other primates. Dr McCarthy says these divergent characteristics are most likely the result of a hybrid origin at some point far back in human evolutionary history. What´s more, he suggests,
Four more years. 10 trillion more dollars in debt. And by the end of it, we’ll have a nuclear war in the Middle East and mandates forcing you to buy everything from electric cars to Michelle Obama’s trademark Soy and Asphalt pie. The motives behind the Washington Post op-ed argument are… revealing. I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37?percent in CBS News polling — the lowest ever for him — during the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obama’s fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president. Even former president Bill Clinton
For Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, enough was enough. The Senate´s top Republican had watched a Tea Party-driven government shutdown sink the GOP´s already-weak brand and jeopardize McConnell´s own chances of ever becoming majority leader. The solution, he concluded, was that the party´s so-called Establishment had to start fighting back against its most conservative wing. McConnell, an ardent Obamacare opponent, and other Republican pragmatists in Congress, supported the conservatives´ mission to defund Obamacare during budget negotiations, which led to the 16-day shutdown. But the pragmatists also accepted that their odds of success were virtually nil. Democrats ruled the Senate and White House, those
The Washington Examiner recently reported on an academic study on the 2008 presidential election entitled "The Palin Effect" that examined the effect of then Gov. Palin on the John McCain campaign. Its conclusions run counter to conventional wisdom. The cliché, advanced by the media and the now infamous HBO TV show "Game Change," was that Palin helped to cost McCain the election because of her "controversial" personality. In fact, typical of most vice presidential running mates, Palin had a marginal but largely positive effect on McCain´s standing with the voters. She certainly did not drive away independents and moderates, who along
He´s a proud family man already, but President Barack Obama will turn to his children when it comes to life after the White House. Sasha Obama could be the deciding factor in whether the first family stay in Washington once he leaves office in three years. In a taped interview with ABC News, the President said his now 12-year-old daughter ´will have a big vote in where we are´ because she will be a sophomore in high school. When Obama leaves office in January 2017 after two terms, eldest daughter Malia could be off in college. Both girls attend the exclusive Sidwell Friends School
Progressive talk radio needs a savior. Just a few dozen stations now carry liberal talkers, as key affiliates in cities with active left-wing politics are falling like dominoes, going dark or switching formats. Detroit’s progressive outlet shut down in January, along with Seattle’s liberal talk station, which changed to sports. And after last year’s election, Portland’s progressive talk station ended its political programming. With the political battlegrounds of 2014 and 2016 on the horizon, reducing the whopping imbalance between conservative radio, with its huge fan base, and the left has become more important than ever, according to those in