WASHINGTON — Karen Mills is leaving her post as head of the Small Business Administration, opening yet another Cabinet-rank job for President Barack Obama to fill at the start of his second term. Obama says Mills played a leading role supporting start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. Mills has served as SBA administrator since 2009. (snip)Mills is the latest executive branch official to leave during the traditional turnover at the beginning of a second term.
Comments: Barry´s gonna have a tough time finding someone who can destroy small business and supress American entrepreneurship as well as Mills...
I don´t know of this women´s record with the Bummo administration, but if I had to guess, I´d say the second sentence should read: Obama says Mills played a leading role suppressing start-up businesses and entrepreneurs.
I don´t know her record, but I don´t think there were many new small businesses created during Obama´s first term. From Stimulus on, all the money went to cronies. They didn´t need or want her involved in that.
Sorry for the re-post, Checked the internet and the highpoint of her record is making $30 billion dollars of government backed loans in each of the last 2 years. And just this last week the amount of surety bonds available for small businesses doing business with the government was increased from 2 to more than 6 million dollars. Think about that for a minute, we as taxpayers have our money at risk, but the governments for whose business they are bidding are protected from loss if the business crashes and burns.
His birthday isn´t until Sunday, but President Barack Obama will receive an early surprise Wednesday during his meeting with House Democrats. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will present Obama with a dark chocolate cake topped with the presidential seal, and frosted with the words "Happy Birthday, Mr. President." There was no word whether the lawmakers would serenade the commander-in-chief with a song. Organizing for Action, the political group that advocates for the president´s agenda, was also getting in on the early birthday action. David Axelrod, a former top White House adviser, sent an e-mail to the group´s supporters asking them
BASALT, Colo. — Federal agents with the FBI, IRS and Bureau of Land Management have served a search warrant at the offices of Crystal River Oil and Gas in Basalt. IRS special agent Karen Gurgel said the action on Tuesday is part of a criminal investigation, but she did not elaborate. Crystal River Oil and Gas operates 300 oil-and-gas producing wells in six states, with a focus on Texas and Oklahoma. It also has offices in California. A local newspaper reports no one from the company could be reached for comment Tuesday and no arrests were made.
Sift everything. Sift the weeks of testimony, the theatrics, the recriminations, the tears. Sift the months of noisy commentary — the relentless, pounding, grating noise. One image remains, clinging there to our consciousness. Sturdy, permanent, enduring, a distillation — a takeaway. In the moment that the hoodie — Trayvon Martin’s hoodie — appeared in Courtroom 5D in Seminole County, Fla., it was as if the air sluiced out the door. There was a breathless, aching stillness. Prosecutors displayed the dark gray sweatshirt that Martin wore on the last night of his life in an enormous, rectangular, thickly three-dimensional frame.
A Sharia committee in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo issued a fatwa that croissants are forbidden because their link with colonialism, according to an article on Tuesday in the London based Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat. The ruling said that the croissant, which is in the shape of the French crescent, celebrates the European victory over the Muslims, as the crescent is a slogan of the Islamic state. This is a sign of the Islamization of Syria in areas under the control of the Islamist dominated rebels. Traditionally, Aleppo has practiced a more moderate form of Islam
In her first speech since taking over the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy came out swinging Tuesday and promised to ramp up the aggressive climate change agenda laid out by President Obama.(snip)“Can we stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs? Please, at least for today,” she said during remarks at Harvard Law School. “We need to cut carbon pollution to grow jobs. We need to cut carbon pollution to strengthen the economy. Let’s talk about it positively. Let’s approach this as an opportunity of a lifetime. There are too many lifetimes at stake.”
Stanford Law School Professor Michael McConnell wrote in the Wall Street Journal recently that President Obama’s decision to suspend the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act “raises grave concerns about his understanding of the role of the executive in our system of government.” Specifically, Article II, Section 3, of the Constitution states that the president “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” and McConnell emphasizes that “this is a duty, not a discretionary power.
Starting Aug. 6, protesters across the country will rally at highway overpasses each Tuesday and display signs calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama. But on Tuesday, 15 local protesters got an early start. They gathered at the Harper Road exit on Interstate 40 in Clemmons for three hours for what the organizer of the event, Michelle Taylor, said is “a precursor to the national movement.” What do you think about the “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” movement? Protesters wielded hand-made signs declaring "Impeach Obama" and flags, joining in what is called “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment
A defiant Anthony Weiner said again Tuesday he will not quit the race for New York City mayor, posting a new video on his website that he´ll continue to fight amid the furor over his lewd messages to women. "Quit isn´t the way we roll in New York City," Weiner said in the minute-long video. "We fight through tough things." Weiner´s video message comes as the Quinnipiac Poll shows he has dropped to fourth place among Democrats and trails City Council Speaker Christine Quinn by 11 percentage points among likely Democratic primary voters. The primary is Sept. 10.
There are places you can safely promote global warming. California, Florida or the surface of the sun. But going to pitch Global Warming in Nebraska or North Dakota or the North Pole is just not going to end well.(snip) “For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will,” Obama said. Nothing fascist about that. Bob Oglesby, climatologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, told Saturday’s crowd Nebraska is expected to warm by 4 to 10 degrees during the next century.
A petition to the US administration to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group has gathered 120,000 signatures as of 5pm on Tuesday. The petition was created on 7 July and gathered more than a hundred thousand signatures in less than a month. The petition, offered by We the People portal on the White House website stated that the Brotherhood had a long history of violence and terrorism against its opponents. It also accused the Brotherhood of having direct ties with terrorist groups such as Hamas.
The powerful National Automobile Dealers Association is facing a backlash over its choice of Hillary Rodham Clinton as the keynote speaker for its big annual convention. (snip)"When I see the announcement that the ´Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton´ will be giving the keynote address, the hair on my back just sticks up," the News quotes Jon Lind, general manager of a Ford-Lincoln dealership in Burlington, Colo., as saying. Not all auto dealers are Republicans. President Bill Clinton´s former chief of staff, Thomas "Mack" McClarty, is a top executive in an auto dealer group based in Arkansas.
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials including Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with civil rights leaders and local elected officials Monday about aggressive efforts to protect minority participation in the electoral process following last months´ decision by the Supreme Court that neutralized a portion of the Voting Rights Act. Texas was singled out last week by Attorney Holder when the Justice Department sided with minority groups in a Texas redistricting case before a federal court.
Conservative bloggers went wild Monday when they got wind of the Congressional Black Caucus’ suggestion that President Obama pick Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston for the post of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Rich Cooper, avid blogger for Security Debrief, responded to the news of the Jackson Lee recommendation in a post by saying, “Apparently, it is not a joke. For reasons that baffle any sense of reality, it is a serious gesture on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to encourage President Obama to nominate Rep. Jackson Lee
There have been days since her son Ezekiel was born 11 months ago that Los Angeles mom Beth Capper has gone without food to keep up her supply. One friend was arrested for stealing some. It´s not drugs or alcohol or even baby formula that has put her in such a bind. It´s diapers. "There´s no way around buying them," said Capper, a 41-year-old single mother who doesn´t work because of a disability. Across the country, mothers like Capper are facing the same predicament. According to a report published Monday in the
America is in great shape energy-wise. We have more gas and oil reserves than ever before. Indeed, the United States could shortly become the world’s largest exporter of coal. Our cheaper power rates may bring energy-intensive industry back from Europe and Asia. If America’s small colleges are nearly broke and our public schools failing, nonetheless our blue-chip universities’ math, science, and engineering departments, and professional schools, remain the best in the world. (Snip)In our age, Nobel laureate, exempt Al Gore proved a fraud: the feminist who was accused of groping a woman in crazed sex-poodle fashion;
It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. But within a decade, it is expected that the ocean which the village of Kivalina has so relied on will completely destroy it--creating America´s first climate change refugees. Temperatures in the Arctic region of Alaska are warming twice as fast as the rest of the U.S, causing ice to retreat, sea levels to rise and coastal erosion to increase. It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. The 400 indigenous Inuit inhabitants of Kivalina, who live
Anthony Weiner may have violated federal law when he failed to disclose his lavish six-figure wedding in his financial disclosure forms, says a government accountability group. Ethics watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center examined the federal Financial Disclosure Reports for both Weiner and long-suffering wife Huma Abedin for 2010, the year of their wedding. The cost for the ceremony was at least $100,000 but probably ran closer to $250,000 including all
In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.” During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a plan that includes universal pre-school and access to day care for working women, and an increase in the minimum wage.
Many low-income families receive government assistance to help them purchase food and housing. Diapers are another story, a new study suggests. In what they are calling the first peer-reviewed study to quantify diaper need, Yale University researchers have found nearly a third of mothers cannot afford to purchase their infants diapers, raising health risks for not only babies but for moms who become stressed over the finances. "Notably absent from the antipoverty efforts targeting families is an essential staple for the health of children, diapers," wrote the researchers, led by Dr. Megan Smith,
Mideast: The sequester has "cost jobs," says President Obama, and "gutted investments in education and science and medical research." But somehow he´s earmarked $500 million for Hamas terrorists. Circumventing Congress and with no fanfare, President Obama last week issued an executive order enabling him to send an additional $500 million directly to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank — much of which you can bet will wind up going to the Iranian-backed Hamas terrorist organization. According to Obama, "it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive the provisions of" Congress´ legislative restrictions "in
The mother of Trayvon Martin said Monday that she believed Florida’s Stand Your Ground law played a role in her son’s shooting death, but she wasn’t ready to support a boycott of the state for not changing the self-defense law. “The thing about this law is I just think it assisted the person who killed my son to get away with murder,” Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the 17-year-old from Miami Gardens, said at a National Bar Association event in Miami Beach. “I think we have to change these laws so people don’t get
A group of experts advising the nation’s premier cancer research institution has recommended sweeping changes in the approach to cancer detection and treatment, including changes in the very definition of cancer and eliminating the word entirely from some common diagnoses. (Snip) The group, which includes some of the top scientists in cancer research, also suggested that many lesions detected during breast, prostate, thyroid, lung and other cancer screenings should not be called cancer at all but should instead be reclassified as IDLE conditions, which stands for “indolent lesions of
Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.