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President Obama explains to
Bob Costas why he didn´t attend
the Sochi Olympics

Yahoo!Sports, by Mike Oz

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/8/2014 4:13:05 AM

President Barack Obama went one-on-one with NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas in an interview before the Winter Olympics opening ceremony aired for the primetime audience in the U.S. Obama — a tired-looking Obama, we should add — talked to Costas from the White House, not from Sochi (the interview was recorded Thursday). Costas addressed that in his first question to the president. Why didn´t he attend the Olympics? And why didn´t the vice president, the first lady or any other high-ranking members of the president´s cabinet? Obama´s response: Unfortunately, I haven´t had a chance to go to the Olympics since


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Deedo, 2/8/2014 4:54:07 AM     (No. 9724141)

Obama does not want to see any Americans win a gold medal because then he would have to hear the national anthem, which he despises of course.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYBruin, 2/8/2014 5:58:06 AM     (No. 9724163)

I was shocked at his rambling, no responsive answers - especially because I am certain he had the questions in advance! And to think he´ll be getting a couple a hundred thousand bucks to give speeches once he leaves the White House. What a country!!


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Reply 3 - Posted by: judy, 2/8/2014 6:20:40 AM     (No. 9724184)

He probably didn´t attend because there is no 5 star hotels or resorts in Russia.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bugger, 2/8/2014 6:25:42 AM     (No. 9724191)

He is everywhere, at the Superbowl,the Olympics, I, I, me, me, me....I am just really tired of him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 2/8/2014 6:42:32 AM     (No. 9724203)

Idiot President.

But of course we´ve known that for a loooong time

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Reply 6 - Posted by: grayjay, 2/8/2014 6:58:16 AM     (No. 9724218)

Originally he and Biden weren´t going to attend, and a weak delegation was appointed, as a way of protesting the gay issue. I notice he didn´t mention that now. Must have done some polling or something. Also, glad to hear that Biden and his wife "have got pretty busy schedules themselves." Wasn´t aware of that!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lilo, 2/8/2014 7:48:41 AM     (No. 9724255)

He didn´t go because he wouldn´t be the center of attention.

He didn´t go because the international media would not fawn all over him.

He didn´t go because he would have to pretend to be proud of American contestants who EARNED the right to be there.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Malia2012, 2/8/2014 7:52:28 AM     (No. 9724259)

Anyone who has dealt with it, can look at the "president´s" eyes and know exactly why he looked "tired" and was "rambling" in the interview with the obnoxious costas. He seems detached from "reality" because he WAS and IS.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jinx, 2/8/2014 7:52:48 AM     (No. 9724262)

I remember President Bush went and sat with the athletes and actually talked over the phone to one athlete´s mother. How sweet it was in the good old days!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 2/8/2014 7:57:40 AM     (No. 9724266)

You know, I am really beginning to dislike this chooming jackwagon. He is a disgrace, and even without the sound on, you can tell he´s stoned.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 2/8/2014 8:00:48 AM     (No. 9724270)

He´s afraid the Anti-Gay Police squad would lock him up.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 2/8/2014 8:02:37 AM     (No. 9724274)

Yep, he looks stoned.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/8/2014 8:05:25 AM     (No. 9724277)

Oh, yeah, he definitely looks stoned in that photo. Way to go lofo´s, electing this adolescent.

For the first time, these last five years, I´m ashamed of my country. Not even the Bubba years were this embarrassing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/8/2014 8:08:57 AM     (No. 9724281)

Obie still has his panties in a bunch because Putie took in Snowden. So Obie thinks that by cutting off his own nose to spite his own face is how to get into Putie´s head. Who was the chick sitting next to Putie last night at the Olympic opening ceremony?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jinx, 2/8/2014 8:10:06 AM     (No. 9724283)

He couldn´t go but he sent three homosexuals to represent us knowing that the Russians are against homosexuality. Talk about throwing it in your face, Putin.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: strike3, 2/8/2014 8:14:05 AM     (No. 9724289)

Putin, a real leader, was there. Barry should be embarrassed to be in the same place.

When the Dope-in-Chief is out of the White House, the drug use, the screaming fights, the bisexuality, all of it will come out. This is one sick boy.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: JDP, 2/8/2014 8:20:24 AM     (No. 9724300)

Looks stoned.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/8/2014 8:31:21 AM     (No. 9724310)

Hussein didn´t want to run into Snowden.
Understandable he didn´t want a Motel 6.
He could have slept in Air Force One, out on the tarmac. Best accommodations anybody could ask for.
Really? Nobody wanted to go officially?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 2/8/2014 8:32:36 AM     (No. 9724311)

I was so excited about the Olympics ramping back up, had the guide programmed for the opening ceremonies last night, but then right off the bat NBC had to go and spoil it all by imposing upon us with an interview with Odumbdumb. I switched over to Greta. Why oh why do they insist on assaulting us with his unwanted presence?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 2/8/2014 8:36:26 AM     (No. 9724315)

He most likely didn´t go because Putin knows the truth about who Obama is.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 2/8/2014 8:39:40 AM     (No. 9724319)

High praise for all Ldotter comments above. #7 gets a gold medal, #14 gets a silver medal, and #15 a bronze medal.

Also I agree that he looked stoned and I have to say dittos to #13 who said: "For the first time, these last five years, I´m ashamed of my country. Not even the Bubba years were this embarrassing."

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chillijilli, 2/8/2014 8:40:13 AM     (No. 9724320)

Obama was clearly wasted. Who knows, perhaps it was a feeble, but failed attempt to demonstrate disregard for Putin for snatching the world spotlight from him for the next few weeks.
And how about the answer Obama gave Costas about his personal relationship with Putin? "He respects ME..." but nothing about MUTUAL respect, this from the man who makes it his business to bow and scrape at every opportunity.
Sending an in-your-face Rainbow Delegation led by Janet Napolitano is another childish jab at Putin---from our President who wants us to know at every turn that we must respect ALL cultural differences, whether or not we agree with them. Had this been Dubai instead of Sochi, would he have sent his gay contingency as well?
I personally find the Kremlin´s march toward morality refreshing and couldn´t help comparing last night´s dignified and beautiful Opening Ceremony with the SuperBowl´s chaotic, frenzied Halftime Show of tattooed, pierced and probably drugged so-called performers.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/8/2014 8:42:12 AM     (No. 9724324)

BHO´s good friends, the terrorists, gave him advanced warning about some of their proposed ´´visitations´´ and he didn´t want to get any on him.

(It couldn´t have been that Putin called and said to stay home.)

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Reply 24 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/8/2014 8:57:04 AM     (No. 9724344)

Oh yeah, the big reason Hussein is not going to Sochi:
Putin told Hussein that he´d bust Air Force One for drugs !

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Reply 25 - Posted by: knarfski, 2/8/2014 8:58:20 AM     (No. 9724345)

A failure as president, stoned or not.

Also like #7..

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Reply 26 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/8/2014 9:00:10 AM     (No. 9724351)

He didn´t look tired. He looked choomed. Kinda silly-looking grin at inappropriate times, trouble with eyes. Speech stumbled more than usual.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/8/2014 9:06:49 AM     (No. 9724360)

The last place you will see Obama is somewhere he has to pretend to be patriotic.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: JoniTx, 2/8/2014 9:09:15 AM     (No. 9724367)

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Reply 29 - Posted by: alissa, 2/8/2014 9:20:41 AM     (No. 9724384)

Also, don´t forget when BHO was first elected, he made a personal trip to sell the IOC into having Chicago host the games and was rejected. He can´t stand rejection, so this was probably his petulance showing.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 2/8/2014 9:24:00 AM     (No. 9724390)

Obama certainly didn´t want to go over and ´have to´ cheer for the Americans.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MMC, 2/8/2014 9:24:05 AM     (No. 9724391)

He wasnt stoned , it was the teleprompters fault his speech was all over the place/s

The Muslim Brotherhood visited the WH through the front door not too long ago. I am sure they warned Obama off any prearranged travel plans.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/8/2014 9:28:22 AM     (No. 9724393)

Obama did not attend because he knew he would be upstaged by Putin, who makes him look like a fool.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Salt5792, 2/8/2014 9:33:32 AM     (No. 9724404)

I had our TV on mute during the 30 minutes of the Costa interview. I thought we tuned to NBC to watch the Olympic ceremony, instead it was a political suck-up by Costa. And I avoided looking at Obama.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 2/8/2014 9:44:24 AM     (No. 9724414)

If Costas can´t handle this idiot then you can see what Congress has to deal with.
Obama is a stoned slacker, low IQ, self centered idiot. He didn´t want´t to be on the same continent as Putin. He´s probably still grounded for the ´selfies´ he took with the blonde. Michelle knows he would do it again at the Olimpiks when he would see himself on the Jumbotraum.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 2/8/2014 10:11:59 AM     (No. 9724448)

I´m glad he didn´t go, he would´ve only further embarrassed this country by making the Olympics all about HIM. He probably figured when he was announced, there would be some booing and his self-love won´t allow that.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: MirJoy, 2/8/2014 10:12:48 AM     (No. 9724449)

When someone constantly nods in agreement when the other person is talking tells me that his mind is somewhere else.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Arby, 2/8/2014 10:17:51 AM     (No. 9724459)

Now, now, let´s not be too harsh on el presidente. He is a great supporter of athletics. Like golf. Or like basketball. Or like . . . well, anything that enables him to stay out of the oval office and take responsibility for the country. On the other hand, when he´s on the back nine he has less opportunity to do damage (unless you´re one of our ambassadors in the middle east).

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Reply 38 - Posted by: farmwife, 2/8/2014 10:18:35 AM     (No. 9724461)

I think he was afraid to go. We´ve had so many reports of possible attacks. I just don´t think he has the physical courage to go. Even with the ´iron ring´ of his security detail.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/8/2014 10:27:09 AM     (No. 9724474)

And the dog ate his homework.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: zzzghy, 2/8/2014 11:17:50 AM     (No. 9724541)

Every picture tells a story, don’t it?

Clearly wasted. I’ve seen that buzzy mug on musicians at least a thousand times.

I’ll wager stinky gets stoned in the White House every night – when he can. The sasquatch and the chirdren clearly aren’t interested; why not ring up the choom homies and burn a little leaf?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: rochow, 2/8/2014 11:28:12 AM     (No. 9724557)

Olympics are about athletes..he can´t stand playing second fiddle...We all know that Putin despises him.
His State of the Union had such poor ratings that he has to force himself into the Super Bowl, now the Olympics. Why don´t we put his pic on toilette paper, that way he can follow us even there. What an undignified POS this clown is!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/8/2014 11:30:36 AM     (No. 9724561)

It appears old Barry has got a connection to some of Mendocino County´s best "Orange Kush". Wow, man.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: JediJerry, 2/8/2014 11:35:12 AM     (No. 9724569)

He sure do has purrtie teeth.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: rosefenn, 2/8/2014 12:11:44 PM     (No. 9724601)

I was enraged when at 6:45pm (Central time)I turned on the "Opening Ceremonies" and saw that Costas was interviewing this guy! This, 5 days after he inserted himself into the Super Bowl pregame show! This is the Olympics! Show the kids, the athletes, the uniforms, the local flavor -- don´t trap me into seeing this mediocrity! Yeesh!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: JediJerry, 2/8/2014 12:21:22 PM     (No. 9724614)

I agree #44 but we have to remember that life and everything that occurs in it is all about Him. He is more important than Super Bowl, The Olympics, or any other event that may take place and uses them as an opportunity to get his purple lips flapping like hummingbird wings on a TV camera with a ring kissing host.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 2/8/2014 12:43:29 PM     (No. 9724652)

All good comments but I personally think he´s scared to death of Putin! ...and rightly so.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: harper, 2/8/2014 12:53:26 PM     (No. 9724665)

looks like his first debate with Romney.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: annie xango, 2/8/2014 12:54:23 PM     (No. 9724666)

clearly stoned.....someday, when this clown leaves office we are going to hear a lot of really, really interesting stories...

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Reply 49 - Posted by: dman, 2/8/2014 1:07:57 PM     (No. 9724681)

For reasons stated above, there is no need to add his face to Mt. Rushmore.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Hard Nard, 2/8/2014 2:43:42 PM     (No. 9724787)

re: #39 -

And then he ate the dog.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: thewarden, 2/8/2014 3:05:11 PM     (No. 9724809)

Just watched on my DVR and mercifully sped past His Highness´ interview. Saw just enough to recognize he was high on something and it wasn´t life, kiddies. What a lowlife buffoon. Wonder how much stress this bozo causes the SS? Please wake me up when this nightmare is over!

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Reply 52 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 2/8/2014 3:33:51 PM     (No. 9724829)

The DC city council just made pot legal there. Barack could stay stoned until his term ends. We should all send him munchies by PeaPod.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: bmw50, 2/8/2014 3:38:44 PM     (No. 9724834)

First, Obama looked stoned and probably was. I wouldn´t expect anything more from him. He is a self-indulgent self-absorbed jerk!

As far as going to the Olympics; Obama knows he would be on Putin´s turf and knows Putin would upstage him every chance he got. Obama and Putin hate each other and Obama would rather stay home and lie to his constituents and pat himself on the back than be made of fool of by a real leader (even though Putin is also evil).

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Reply 54 - Posted by: reformationmama, 2/8/2014 4:02:06 PM     (No. 9724850)

He is a dweeb.
Or could it be that the president flew in a private jet with Beeber?

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Sliver of Truth, 2/8/2014 4:37:25 PM     (No. 9724879)

The real question is was it maui wowie, pakalolo, or kona gold?

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 2/8/2014 4:59:34 PM     (No. 9724889)

He didn´t know about the Olympics until he heard about them on Faux and it was too late to get his personal army ready.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Hoosier, 2/8/2014 5:47:44 PM     (No. 9724919)

In the interview Obama said something like "Putin likes to look disinterested and aloof on TV, like he´s some kind of tough guy."

News flash, Obambi: Putin IS a tough guy. He will eat your lunch and laugh, and that day is quickly upon us.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Tianne, 2/8/2014 6:57:19 PM     (No. 9724954)

President Obama compared hosting an Olympic Games to hosting a Super Bowl game - quintessential apples and oranges (and, yes, he does look totally consumed by the effects of pakalolo).

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Reply 59 - Posted by: owl, 2/8/2014 8:02:42 PM     (No. 9724983)

Oh please, a coward he is. He wore a bulletproof vest to the first pitch baseball game. His SS could no way cover his skinny arse in that situation, and only the Lord knows how many would take the opportunity to try to rid us of him. Cowardly Chicken Little.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: liberalslovetaxes, 2/9/2014 3:37:29 AM     (No. 9725152)

Obama didn´t go to the Olympics because he had just found out that our embassy in Benghazi had been attacked and he wanted to stay on top of it.

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This week’s POLITICO Magazine contains an uncharacteristic show of gratitude from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to President Barack Obama. Under the headline “A bipartisan message to Iran,” the senator thanks the president for signing his S 2195 bill into law, which prevents anyone who has engaged in espionage or terrorism against the U.S. from gaining entry to the country via the United Nations. “Thanks to President Obama for joining a unanimous Congress and signing S 2195 into law,” Cruz begins his piece. By giving the president “the authority to deny visas to United Nations ambassadors who are known terrorists,” he

147 immigrants found in
Alton stash house
Monitor [McAllen TX], by Karen Antonacci    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 4:50:24 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Border Control agents detained 147 people suspected of being in the country illegally from a stash house Thursday afternoon in Alton — shortly after 81 people were found hiding in makeshift huts in McAllen. The 147 people were discovered in a house at the 8900 block of North Bentsen Palm Drive. Border Patrol spokesman Danny Tirado said he didn’t recall the exact time of the bust, but said it was not too long after the 81 people were found in a brushy area of McAllen northwest of Sprague and North 10th Street about 1 p.m. The 147 people detained

Breaking News: Did Apple’s
Satellite Map App Just Find
the Loch Ness Monster?
Independent Journal Review, by Kyle Becker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 1:41:43 PM     Post Reply
Reports are flying across the Internet about the possibility that Apple’s satellite map app just snapped a pic of the elusive “Loch Ness monster.” Long speculated to be a relative of the dinosaur-era plesiosaur, many have chalked the rumors up to baseless monster talk. Until now. (Photograph) Could this satellite imagery hold a clue that scientists on the hunt have been missing? Could the Loch Ness monster be real?

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White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

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