It is fitting that presidents give farewell messages. But given the venue and setting President Obama had chosen, it was fairly easy to surmise that this would be a final political rally and national lecture. I will simply recount the one lasting legacy of Barack Obama that will always be emblazoned in my memory. When I think of him, I will think of this. When I reflect on his promised era of hope and change, I will be drawn to this image. Despite your personal feelings on his coolness, his character, his charisma, or his competence, Barack Obama will forever
The total media suppression of his socialist/communist past, sealed college transcripts, still-questionable birth certificate, aid-abet of American enemies etc, also help reveal what they´ve tried to force down our throats with his supposed "presidency".
FTA "After 22 years of torture in a Cuban prison for his refusal to sign a government document supporting Fidel Castro, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel became a Nobel Laureate and advocate for human rights." That is wrong. As much as I agree with the basic premise of the article it´s obvious that it wasn´t checked by an editor. I believe it was Armando Valladares who spent 22 years in a Cuban prison. Sloppy reporting.
My lasting thought about Obama is hearing him tell America "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor; if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance." His lies started at the top of his agenda and just kept on going.
Rutland Mayor Chris Louras didn´t utter the word "refugee" during his reelection kickoff speech, and tried desperately to make the campaign about more than just the resettlement debate that roiled his city for the past year. But Wednesday, as he processed his lopsided defeat to Alderman Dave Allaire, the chief opponent of his plan to bring 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to the city, Louras said he had been wrong on two key points: One, the refugee issue was the only one that mattered to voters. And two, he was apparently mistaken in his oft-stated belief that the refugees´ supporters
First Lady Melania Trump hosted a women’s luncheon today at the White House on International Women’s Day. The First Lady spoke about her growing up under Communism. (Photo) The Daily Mail reported: First lady Melania Trump made a rare appearance at the White House today, as she hosted a ladies luncheon in the State Dining Room in honor of International Women’s Day. ‘As an immigrant myself, having grown up in a communist society, I know all too well the value and importance of freedom and equal opportunity,’ the first lady said, according to prepared remarks provided to CNN. ‘Ideas which
Former President Obama must answer questions about U.S. government surveillance of Trump Tower during the presidential campaign, Sean Hannity said in his opening monologue tonight. Hannity pointed to an explosive new report from Circa News, which found that the FBI briefly investigated a computer server tied to President Trump´s business, that was allegedly communicating with a Russian bank. The agency, however, has not gathered evidence of election tampering to date that would warrant criminal charges against any of the president’s associates. Hannity said that during the campaign, a plurality of staffers would have had customary technological ties to the Trump
A Senate committee in Texas passed legislation Wednesday to require that transgender students in public schools use restrooms that match their birth sex. The Senate State Affairs Committee passed Senate Bill 6, the so-called "bathroom bill," by a vote of 7-1 to advance it to the full chamber for a vote. The bill is effectively a rejection of a directive last year from former President Barack Obama´s administration, which ordered U.S. public schools to let transgender students use whichever restroom they are most comfortable with. Texas was one of several states that filed a counter-suit against the Justice Department directive.
New York, NY — The NYPD detained a dozen protestors, including the leader of the Women’s March, Linda Sarsour, during the ‘Day Without a Woman’ protest on Wednesday afternoon. The Twitter account for the Women’s March movement, which is the umbrella group for Wednesday’s nationwide protest, showed photos of organizers being arrested and placed into an NYPD van, surrounded by photographers. According to a spokesperson for the Women’s March movement, 10 of their activists who helped organized the event were taken into custody. “Today, the national leaders of the Women’s March on Washington gathered with allies and those participating in
…“and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning; and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will keep on winning”. ~ Donald Trump -The February jobs report was released earlier today and the results stunned the markets. Employment in the private sector surged by 298,000 for the month However, no forecaster anticipated manufacturing and construction jobs growing over 106,000 jobs. Construction jobs swelled by 66,000 and manufacturing added another 32,000. A stunning reversal in the sectors gaining
Ahead of a meeting with President Trump Wednesday night, Sen. Ted Cruz signaled that Republicans in Congress have a long way to go to fix the Trump-backed House Obamacare replacement bill and seemingly offered himself up as an emissary to the president. Asked what he would be talking with Trump about tonight during a dinner that will include Cruz´s wife and children, the Texas Republican noted that the replacement bill needs to be fixed. Cruz provided little insight on whether the dinner amounted to an opportunity to bury the hatchet with Trump after an acrimonious campaign, saying only that he
Judging by the popularity of “Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide,” one would think the party out of power were making a comeback. There’s just one problem — the top-seller is completely blank. Written by Michael J. Knowles, managing editor for the Daily Wire, the book is described as the “most exhaustively researched and coherently argued Democrat Party apologia to date” and “a political treatise sure to stand the test of time.” (Photo/Tweet) On Wednesday, it was the seventh most popular book sold on Amazon. Released Feb. 8, the 266-page volume has racked up overwhelmingly positive reviews, with
First lady Melania Trump hosted a lunch on Wednesday in honor of International Women´s Day, inviting high-ranking Republican lawmakers and White House staffers to the State Dining Room event. Second lady Karen Pence, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon and Ivanka Trump attended the luncheon, along with dozens of other invited guests. Melania Trump received a standing ovation when she entered the room, but her subsequent remarks were closed to the public. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence made an appearance during the luncheon; Pence tweeted
Lori Scialabba, the Acting Director at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the Department of Homeland Security, “announced her coming retirement from federal service” on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the department has confirmed to Breitbart News. Scialabba was number one on the list of eight Obama holdover bureaucrats identified by Breitbart News that President Trump “can fire or remove at Homeland Security.” According to a source within the Department of Homeland Security, Scialabba sent the following message to her colleagues at USCIS about her resignation on Tuesday: Dear Colleagues, After almost 33 years of public service, I
A married couple who both worked for their local school district have been identified as two of the four people killed when a freight train slammed into a bus in Mississippi on Tuesday. Ex-assistant principal Peggy Hoffman and her husband Ken, from Lockhart, Texas, died in the horrifying crash in Biloxi that also injured forty people. Their former employers, Lockhart School District, said in a statement: ´We feel their loss deeply across the district, remembering the mark that they made upon us and upon a generation of children in our community.´ The freight train crashed on Tuesday afternoon into a
A majority of voters believe that Donald Trump will accomplish nine of his top ten policy proposals during his first year in office. According to the results of a new Politico/Morning Consult Poll, 64 percent of voters think it’s “somewhat likely” Trump can repeal the 2010 health care law, 62 percent believe he can replace it, 56 percent have faith he will pass a federal tax overhaul and 62 percent think he can pass an infrastructure spending bill. Those numbers decreased when voters were asked if it’s “very likely” Trump will get these things down within the year. Only 33
Across the country Wednesday — organizers hope — women will skip out on work to send a message to the world. The idea is to show solidarity among women everywhere by demonstrating how poorly the world would work without female workers in the labor force or the home front. Some of the same people who organized the Women’s March on Washington the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration are promoting the general strike.
President Trump´s nominees for Deputy Attorney general and Associate Attorney general appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for their confirmation hearing, which took on added importance, given Attorney General Sessions´ decision to recuse himself from any investigation dealing with the Trump campaign and Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Even before Rod Rosenstein and Rachel Brand testified, the committee´s ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called for a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged Russia-Trump collusion -- for which there is still no evidence. Feinstein also said that being "nice" and having "impressive credentials" are not enough to qualify
Hillary Clinton spoke about women´s equality and her post-campaign life as she accepted an award in New York City on Tuesday. The failed presidential candidate was the recipient of Girls Inc.´s 2017 Champion for Girls award, which was given out at a luncheon held at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel. Speaking to a group of more than 1,000 attendees, Clinton spoke about the continuing work that needs to be done to ensure that girls have the same opportunities as their male counterparts. ´We have to teach every girl that she is valuable, powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity to
A new poll from Quinnipiac University has a splashy finding: A majority of people think Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath and should resign — 52 percent and 51 percent, according to the poll. I was a little surprised by this. And upon further inspection, there are a few reasons for skepticism. First of all, the question Quinnipiac asked doesn´t include Sessions´s actual response — nor does it include the actual question Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) asked him. Sessions has argued that the context of the exchange is relevant here; he said that his meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey
Richard Gere arrives in Israel rude, tactless and boorish When you come as a visitor to another country the first rule is to behave respectfully and politely. After all, you are a guest in someone else’s home. Richard Gere, on a trip to Israel this week to promote his latest film, chose rudeness. All that money, all that fame, and no class. He lectured the Israelis. Why not? When it comes to Israel, everybody has a say, everybody has a plan, everybody is an expert, and nobody worries about insulting the Jewish people. We expect it from France, the UN and most of the
The Arctic Ocean could become free of sea ice for the first time in 100,000 years even if action is taken to keep global warming to within two degrees Celsius, scientists have warned. The region has experienced much sharper rises in temperature in recent decades that the rest of the world with temperatures in winter in Spitsbergen an astonishing 8 to 11C higher than the average between 1961 and 1990. And this is believed to be having a significant effect on the weather in much of the northern hemisphere, increasing the number of dangerous storms. One leading expert has warned it could
BOSTON — FBI Director James Comey says he plans to serve his entire 10-year term, even as controversy swirls over his attempt to rebut President Donald Trump’s claim that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the election. Comey said Wednesday during a cybersecurity conference at Boston College: “You’re stuck with me for another 6½ years.” He was appointed 3½ years ago by then-President Barack Obama. [snip] After Trump recently claimed that Obama tapped his phones during last year’s election, Comey privately asked the Justice Department to dispute the allegation. During his speech to law enforcement officials and private-sector
Health Reform: Seven years after vowing to repeal ObamaCare, Republicans have labored to produce plan that replaces ObamaCare with …. ObamaCare. The plan released Monday — called the American Health Care Act — has some good parts. It repeals ObamaCare´s multitude of largely hidden but no less destructive taxes on health insurance plans, medical devices, flexible spending accounts and so on. It gets rid of ObamaCare´s individual mandate and the job-killing employer mandate. It expands the amount of money that can be contributed to Health Savings Accounts, the one health reform that has actually worked to lower costs. It´s age-based, refundable tax
The relationship between President Trump and former President Barack Obama is basically nonexistent after Trump accused Obama of wiretapping his home and office during the election, angering the former president. The Wall Street Journal reported Obama is livid at Trump following his weekend tweets accusing the former president of ordering an illegal wiretap. Obama saw those tweets as beneath the office of the presidency. Obama also irked Trump by not returning a phone call Trump made to Obama to thank him for the letter he left for the new president in the Resolute Desk following Trump´s inauguration, per presidential tradition. On
FBI files obtained by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch reveal that the father, maternal grandfather, and father-in-law of President Barack Obama´s closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett, "were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government." Valerie Jarrett, who served as President Obama´s senior adviser and as director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House (2009-2017), reportedly recently moved in to the Obama home in Northwest D.C. Jarrett was divorced in 1988 and has not remarried. According to Judicial Watch, Jarrett´s father, Dr. James E. Bowman, a pathologist and geneticist, "had extensive ties to Communist
An elderly grandmother in a wheelchair has been left with horrific bruises after a shopper beat her in the bread aisle of a Walmart store. Sandra McClung, 75, was doing her grocery shopping in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday in a motorized cart when another woman almost collided with her in the aisle. McClung told police the woman, since identified as Alexis Venderburg, yelled an expletive at her as she told her to move her motorized shopping cart. ´I thought she was going to go around,´ McClung told Alive11. ´She looked at me and she said: ´I want to get some
The old rules of how presidents deal with those who came before them are being rewritten in the Trump era. President Trump stunned the political world Saturday when he asserted, without evidence, that former President Barack Obama had engaged in “wiretapping” of Trump Tower before the elections. Obama’s office emphatically denied he had done any such thing, adding that no official in his White House had done so either. That back-and-forth came just four months after Trump and Obama exchanged pleasantries at the White House two days after Election Day. At the time, Trump called Obama “a very good man” while the 44th