Obama administration gives $433m no-bid contract to Democratic donor.
The last time I checked, didn’t the Left call this sort of thing ‘crony capitalism?’ Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire | Read More »
Obama administration: It’s not war, it’s Kinetic Military Action!
Background: our adventure in Libya is apparently the War That Dare Not Speak Its Name. At least, the White House seems absolutely, completely determined to avoid the ‘war’ word, to the point where administration officials actually used the laugh-out-loud weasel term ‘kinetic military action‘ to describe the situation. ‘Kinetic’ is definitely the buzzword in play, here: Defense Secretary Gates himself said that if our ad | Read More »
Government by polls.
Ben Smith tries to put this in terms of Obama being between Bush (who didn’t really care much about what the polls said*) and Clinton (who cared a great deal about what the polls said*): He is polling more than Bush – a bit less than once a week for most of his young term, two people involved said. Elements of Obama’s approach bear the | Read More »