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Why Bob Woodward´s Fight With
The White House Matters to You

National Journal, by Ron Fournier

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Posted By:Ruhn, 2/28/2013 2:15:18 PM

The fight between the White House and journalistic legend Bob Woodward is a silly distraction to a major problem: The failure of President Obama and House Republicans to lead the country under a budget deadline. Woodward-gate is a distraction the White House welcomed, even encouraged, as part of a public-relations strategy to emasculate the GOP and anybody else who challenges Obama. It is a distraction that briefly enveloped my reporting last weekend, when I essentially broke ties with a senior White House official.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: convert, 2/28/2013 2:24:44 PM     (No. 9201247)

Wow. OK. this is starting to get interesting. There´s no more reliable liberal voice among reporters than Fournier. Think the WH thugs may have finally pooped in their dinner bucket. :-)


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Reply 2 - Posted by: danboy, 2/28/2013 2:32:44 PM     (No. 9201259)

All of this stuff is diversionary tactics to keep us from the real goal: O will appoint himself dictator. Who´s to stop him?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/28/2013 2:50:36 PM     (No. 9201296)

No! This is important. It is a critical crossroads. Reading of other important and well respected (until now) by the left media icons declare they have also been threatened by the Øbama WH staff, they seem incredulous that Õbama would allow this. They are all saying, "If only the President knew. . . "- it´s an outrage, first and a stunning surprise to them personally- all of them, especially the older ones, like Woodward. They are like kids who have been told there is no Santa. And, the idiots running the Øbama WH have not caught on that something huge is about to happen to their man if they don´t back off- and more of the lefty media types in Washington are starting to get sweaty palms over it. The threats have the breath stink of Valerie Jarret all over them- her Chicago style slip is showing. And, I have to wonder if her thuggish habits are stronger than her Kitty Litter intellect. If so, we may be watching a radical tidal shift in the "chocolate and sweet´ relationship the Øbamunists have with the main stream American media.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bluehouse, 2/28/2013 3:02:23 PM     (No. 9201318)

Fournier give Obama a pass on his character, "there is no reason to doubt Obama’s integrity -- period." Four Americans died in Benghazi, nobody died in Watergate.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: schnapps, 2/28/2013 3:10:11 PM     (No. 9201330)

FTA: I decided to share this encounter because it might shed light on the increasingly toxic relationship between media and government...

First bit of good news I´ve heard in a while, even though Ron thinks it´s a bad thing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: alloysteel, 2/28/2013 3:13:51 PM     (No. 9201337)

It won´t matter. In the end, both Bob Woodward and Ron Fournier will fold like dirty shirts, and accept the current status, which is a crumbling and disintegration of all standards of reporting.

Both Woodward and Fournier suffer from an obsessive white guilt, and in the end, will not pursue even legitimate discussion about the shortcomings of this out-of-control regime (acting President Valerie Jarrett) now squatting in the White Hut.

Bronco Bama is not now in control of the events as they proceed from the White Hut, and probably never has been.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pouncer, 2/28/2013 3:16:08 PM     (No. 9201341)

FTA: This can’t be what Obama wants. He must not know how thin-skinned and close-minded his staff can be to criticism. “I have the greatest respect and admiration for what you do,” Obama told reporters a year ago. “I know sometimes you like to give me a hard time, and I certainly like to return the favor, but I never forget that our country depends on you.”

This is exactly what he wants and expects of the people who surround him. That way he can still "say" the things he says while "doing" whatever the heck he and his puppet masters please. Wake up media, You are part of the little people so if you don´t tote their water AND like it, you will be eliminated.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rmagnus, 2/28/2013 3:32:48 PM     (No. 9201370)

I don´t believe a bit of this faux righteous indignation from any of these libs including Woodward and Fournier. You can bet this is coordinated with the White House.

The press will get to claim they are back to hard nosed reporting and speaking truth to power. A couple of minor staffers will be admonished but none of it will get to Obama because he will say something like "such behavior toward the press will not be tolerated in my administration". With their supposed "credibility" restored the press will get behind Obama more than ever (that´s why Fournier claimed Obamas integrity was not in question - he is leaving the door open to get back behind Obama.)

The makeup sex among this group will be disgusting.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kayworthy, 2/28/2013 3:53:47 PM     (No. 9201404)

Just heard the crew at MSNBC laughing maniacally that Woodward should be hired by Fox News. This after filling their coffers with Obama administration castoffs. Bring it on Bob!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tangerinedream, 2/28/2013 5:19:24 PM     (No. 9201500)

I´m not so sure Woodward is going to fold. We´ll see.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: CEP, 2/28/2013 5:44:55 PM     (No. 9201537)

This is something that will come back to bite Obama and his White House. No matter who you are you can only push just so far and then they start to push back. Woodward is doing it and that is a signal to young journalists to also jump on Woodwards bandwagon, so they may be left out of some WH briefings but they also know that Obama will eventually leave and they will still be there. Also after so many are left out then the quality of what is coming out of the WH will be suspect if it is only being reported by bended knee, kiss Obama´s butt types.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/28/2013 7:25:01 PM     (No. 9201663)

These reporters sound like they are in an abusive marriage..and keep going back for more because they "love" the abuser.
They are traitors to America, because they wouldn´t report the truth, although it was the right thing to do.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 3/1/2013 7:35:16 AM     (No. 9202173)

#9 I don´t think there will be any admonishment coming. If this "very senior" member of the administration is Jarrett (as some suspect) she is actually his superior in the White House.
The article naively states, "This can’t be what Obama wants. He must not know how thin-skinned and close-minded his staff can be to criticism." In fact, they are a reflection of their boss, who is so thin skinned that shaving is a daily peril.
The future of our nation may rest in the propensity of the press to get their feelings hurt.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 3/1/2013 8:23:21 AM     (No. 9202267)

Contrary to the conventional so-called wisdom which has been “out there” for more than four years, Barack Hussein Obama is America’s first gray, not black, president. 50% black + 50% white = 100% gray. So, can we finally clear that up and get it out of the way?

Next, Barack Hussein Obama and his acolytes, minions and supporters of the donkey party, whether outwardly or inwardly, are never to be trusted at face value. Ever! For more than four years, by virtue of the way they operate, they’ve earned that distrust.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Echohawk, 3/1/2013 8:30:33 AM     (No. 9202283)

I agree with #3 and #12. Sixty-nine-year-old Bob Woodward has very little to lose. He is financially secure and his reputation is unassailable (to Obama´s ultimate regret).
Woodward was on Sean Hannity´s show last night and spoke of feeling ´uncomfortable´ with Sperling´s remark about how much he would ´regret´ speaking against Dear Leader. Woodward also referred to 30 minutes of shouting between Sperling and himself.
As per this article, Ron Fournier is rolling onto his back and showing Obama his throat even as we speak.
Bob Woodward is not.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: LZK, 3/1/2013 8:39:56 AM     (No. 9202301)

Poster #2 -- I´ll listen to your gloom and doom scenario for a short time -- but -- at the end of the day -- Americans don´t have "dictators" in their DNA...

It ain´t gonna happen -- so just relax and enjoy the bamster´s discomfort with his sequestration (sp?) thingy. I heard on Levin last night that that word in Spanish means hostage. Could that be -- my Hispanic friends?

LZK

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Adam, 3/1/2013 9:01:50 AM     (No. 9202359)

Am I the only person who thinks this cracking in the MSM´s armor protecting Obama is the result of the Clinton´s working against Obama behind the scenes? They are good political analysts and seeing an administration going downhill after Hillary leaves it, helps her. Moreover, the Clinton´s HATE Obama more than McCain or Romney do.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 3/1/2013 9:13:35 AM     (No. 9202383)

Would not be surprised about Clinton. He always did his best work behind closed doors.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 3/1/2013 9:20:22 AM     (No. 9202393)

Mean, ruthless, vengeful, dictatorial, nasty, hateful, vindictive! Guess who. No, not some mafia don - our president.

The people who are turning on Woodward are indicative of those we´ve been talking about - people who adore and worship Obama, with tingles up both legs at the mere mention of him. They´re not just crazy, or mean - they´re crazy-mean!

They portray anyone who opposes Obama as a racist redneck who hates old people, sick people, little children, minorities and poor people. Obama and his henchmen want everyone in this country to lie down, shut up, and obey. And so many are. Never thought this could happen to our country.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: gone2pot, 3/1/2013 9:36:21 AM     (No. 9202431)

This story is nothing more than a result; a result of voters, their lives utterly and completely centered on themselves while they excrutiate over who´s car will get repossessed on Lizard Lick Towing and how many pimples Justin Bieber needs to pop. Do you know why this will matter not one whit? Here´s why;

(there is no reason to doubt Obama’s integrity -- period)

You see, the Fourth Estate can´t figure out where the ball ends up in Obama´s CLEAR cups and balls trick, either.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rinktum, 3/1/2013 9:38:13 AM     (No. 9202439)

When we look to the government for our very sustenance, the possibility of a dictator type to emerge in this country becomes a real possibility. The progs have been working toward this goal for decades. They know that few people are willing to take a stand against a government that feeds and houses them. Since the media is all in with the Obama agenda, they will punish anyone who exposes the bullying of reporters by the Obama White House, even Mr. Woodward. In their arrogance they believe he is old and will be easy to cull from the herd. It is going to be interesting to see if the the old guy still has what it takes to confront a dishonest Democrat President.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bluefindad, 3/1/2013 9:39:47 AM     (No. 9202440)

My tweet was not intended to compare Nixon to Obama (there is no reason to doubt Obama’s integrity -- period) but rather to compare the attack to the press strategies of all the presidents’ men.

I´m with several previous posters. This statement compromises the author. This is all about Woodward´s challenging Obama´s factually proven lie that he had nothing to do with the sequester. The controversy around Woodward has once again deflected the issue from the real topic - Obama´s bald-faced lie.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: starboard, 3/1/2013 9:53:41 AM     (No. 9202468)

I hear Dominos clicking in the distance.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: peterfleming, 3/1/2013 10:06:48 AM     (No. 9202500)

Ron Fournier is typical of the adulating Washington press, worried about covering their own ass first. The worm is turning.
Woodward, in his own cautious way, has turned the tables on Obie by getting him to threaten Woodward. This is an invitation to other cautious, shall we say cowardly, reporters who obediently go into the White House for their daily propaganda drivel. They call it a relationship. But wait a damn
minute, anybody can have an anonymous tipster and anybody can feed any interesting tip to their favorite blog...or
start their own. Nobody has to ever walk in that corrupted building to get sanitized
censored "news". Being a White Houe reporter
is a sham,a charade nowadays. Breitbart
is the photo journalists answer, and pioneer
Matt Drudge operates his giant site, DRUDGE,
without sending any obedient, subservient
little reporter droids into any government building under any official guise. Drudge and Breitbart have people EVERYwhere feeding
more information now than ever before in our press history. The Good News is, we are now getting tons more Bad News ! because the old style commie controlling editors and old media editorial NYT policies are almost totally defunct, are dying a slow death. The worm is turning. Who´s next?
Maybe a couple of real whistleblowers ?
Yeah, maybe a few gutsy, honest, fed up, good people are just waiting for a moment like this to happen.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 3/1/2013 10:31:42 AM     (No. 9202566)

Throw some yo-yo under the bus.
Declare Mea Culpa
It all goes away

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Reply 26 - Posted by: penelopewaits, 3/1/2013 10:58:20 AM     (No. 9202644)

I agree that Woodward won´t cave. His reputation depends on people believing him implicitly.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: M2, 3/1/2013 11:11:49 AM     (No. 9202688)

Is Fournier serious?:

...(there is no reason to doubt Obama’s integrity -- period) but rather to compare the attack to the press strategies of all the presidents’ men..

Fournier actually buys that Obama is a man of integrity?

The official angered by my Woodward tweet sent me an indignant e-mail. “What’s next, a Nazi analogy?” the official wrote, chastising me for spreading “bull**** like that” I was not offended by the note, mild in comparison to past exchanges ...

If a White House "official" is perpetually angry about what is being printed and bullies reporters about stories, you can bet it´s coming from higher up.

I received several e-mails and telephone calls from this White House official filled with vulgarity, abusive language, and virtually the same phrase that Politico characterized as a veiled threat. “You will regret staking out that claim,” The Washington Post reporter was told.

So Woodward isn´t imagining he was threatened. Others have been threatened and have come forth to say so. Imagine how many others are afraid to.

...but I [Obama] never forget that our country depends on you [reporters].”

TRANSLATION: I never forget that my agenda depends on your total compliance and complicity. If you guys bail on me, I´ll never take America down as is my plan.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: geronimo, 3/1/2013 11:23:20 AM     (No. 9202703)

The White House response to Woodward is pretty standard stuff whenever it wants to quash public comments they don´t like: set the hounds to baying.

In this case, many of the hounds are just fresh-faced puppies who have not yet made their bones in the arena of political reporting. There is not a seasoned 40-year veteran among them.

Lanny Davis said "You don´t threaten Bob Woodward. He´s one of the best reporters ever".

http://www.wmal.com/common/page.php?pt=WMAL+EXCLUSIVE%3A+Woodward%27s+Not+Alone+-+Fmr.+Clinton+Aide+Davis+Says+He+Received+White+House+Threat&id=8924&is_corp=0

If he is indeed one of the best reporters ever, it will be interesting to see his reaction. This is not his first dust-up and the louder and meaner it gets, the more likely it is to harden his resolve. We´ll see.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 3/1/2013 11:28:44 AM     (No. 9202721)

The more you stir it, the more it stinks.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: papasparky, 3/1/2013 11:32:25 AM     (No. 9202730)

Woodward may have encountered that proverbial fork in the road that Yogi Berra made famous.

When he and Carl went after Nixon with a vengeance and gained status in doing so, there was no ideological conflict involved. Nixon was the enemy and deserved to be dethroned in their eyes.

No such simplicity in this budding battle -- Obama is one of theirs. He may be a lying SOB but he´s their SOB, as the old saying goes.

Fournier has already hedged his bet by stating he does not question Obama´s integrity, when in fact Obama has no integrity to question -- never had and never will have.

Sperling should have warned Bob not to anger the Valkyrie or there could just be, "hell to pay", to use her phrase.

It will be interesting watching this play out -- will love of country or party allegiance win the day?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 3/1/2013 12:06:08 PM     (No. 9202822)

Bottom line: The White House Press Eunuchs will fall in line after this little hissy fit is over.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 3/1/2013 8:17:24 PM     (No. 9203706)

Until I see a drastic improvement in the msm´s performance, nothing to see here. I do hope the Woodward fiasco brings some benefits to getting the msm´s failures out in the open and the leadership in the msm that made it happen and resulted in the wrong outcome last November. And still waiting for some of the sheep and mis-aligned pubbie voters to wake up. Reasonable attempt by Fournier to shed light on the issue.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/1/2013 8:50:18 PM     (No. 9203739)

This can’t be what Obama wants. He must not know how thin-skinned and close-minded his staff can be to criticism.

Ron, his staff is merely a reflection of him as a "leader." Idi Obama is the most thin-skinned pResident ever!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: EQKimball, 3/1/2013 9:45:14 PM     (No. 9203791)

Dear Coach Obama, Please do not think me rude, insubordinate or disloyal. I always have and always will love you, Coach, but some of your assistants are betraying you and getting on my nerves. Nevertheless, you can count on me to remain a protective member of your team. Your faithful servant, now and forever, Ron Fournier

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Reply 35 - Posted by: get er done, 3/1/2013 11:38:59 PM     (No. 9203906)

When a twirp from the white house phones you and shouts at you over the phone for half an hour, and then sends you such an email, it is a THREAT.

Bob Woodward´s fight matters to all true Americans.

Woodward should write another book exposing everything the liberal heathen media has covered up about 0 and his cabal.

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
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On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.


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