Libya Foreign Ministry building bombed by terrorists, 9/11/2013.
Details are still sketchy: Security officials say a powerful explosion has caused serious damage to Libya’s Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the coastal city of Benghazi. The early Wednesday morning blast also damaged the building next door housing the Benghazi branch of the Libyan Central Bank. …and there’s no word yet whether this bombing was specifically done in commemoration of last year’s 9/11 | Read More »
The Candidate Disappoints
It was a historic election. The public rallied and came out to replace the man the public felt had betrayed them. Here came a candidate promising real hope. The candidate promised real change. The candidate promised that he would not make the mistakes of the past. He’d be no George W. Bush. He’d be honest. He’d fight for what was right. He’d put the middle | Read More »
Never has a President given a speech in which he wished to convince Americans to take an action he no longer is going to take. He has become to war what the Clapper is to turning on the lights. War is on and now war is off. But we will never call it war. The President told Americans they need to do this for the | Read More »
Colorado Recall Open Thread.
[BIG UPDATE] Soon to be FORMER Colorado Senate President John Morse has conceded. State Senator Angela Giron is currently behind, but the race is far too early to call. If she is recalled, the Colorado Senate flips control back to the Republican party [sorry, no: the Democrats will still retain a one-seat majority. My bad] IF. It is, again, too early too call. [FURTHER BIG | Read More »
AFL-CIO Convention Report #3: Union Bosses Commit To Targeting Southern Workers For Unionization
This is the third installment of the AFL-CIO convention report. As 1,600 union bosses and their Marxist allies meet in Los Angeles through Wednesday to focus on rebuilding union power, one of the resolutions passed has been Resolution 26–to “Develop a Southern Organizing Strategy.” This, of course, is by necessity, as most Southern states have workforces that are ninety-five percent (or more) union-free and companies, | Read More »
Ted Cruz Opposes Eric Cantor and Pete Sessions’ “Hug It Out” Plan to Fund Obamacare
Multiple people confirm to me that just a few hours ago Pete Sessions blew up about Ted Cruz and made sure everyone in the room knew he held Cruz in absolute contempt. It might be because Ted Cruz just called BS on Eric Cantor and Pete Sessions trying to screw conservatives. Cantor and Sessions are pursuing a plan to make it very easy for the | Read More »
Libya: Obama’s other foreign-policy disaster
The Weekly Standard offers a glum assessment of Obama’s fiasco in Syria: “With the Russian proposal on Syrian chemical weapons, the United States is being escorted out of the Middle East.” Reset with Russia was originally a strategic priority for the Obama administration because it saw Moscow as the key to getting Iran to come to the negotiating table. Putin, from the White House’s perspective, was destined | Read More »
#Bookerfail is taking its toll on Newark
Dubbed by some as the “Invisible Man” for his hands off approach to Newark, Mayor Cory Booker has no shortage of critics living in the city he’s lauding as a success as he runs for U.S. Senate. While Booker claims that crime is down in the struggling city, citizens are telling a very different story. I helped put together a video with American Commitment Action | Read More »
The Latest on the Dog and Pony CR Plan
Today, Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced his new dog and pony CR plan to the House Republican Conference. They will ensure that the Senate sends a clean CR without defunding Obamacare to the president’s desk. The catch is that the House will vote to defund Obamacare in the CR, thereby saving members from an embarrassing vote, while splitting off the defund rider when the bill | Read More »
Obama Administration Claims Victory. The World Laughs.
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While the Obama administration is sending out its minions and flunkies to proclaim success, Russia scored a staggering diplomatic victory yesterday and left the Obama administration’s policy towards Syria — to the extent one exists — in tatters.
AFL-CIO Convention Report #2: Trumka’s Right-Hand, Ex-NLRB Member Craig Becker At Convention Keynote Address
Toward the end of AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka’s long and bloviant keynote speech to AFL-CIO conventioneers, a familiar face was caught during one of the camera pans of the convention stage–that of controversial former National Labor Relations Board member Craig Becker. In 2009, Barack Obama made history by nominating a little-known union lawyer named Craig Becker to the NLRB. It was a historic move because, | Read More »
Kerry, Obama, Spar Over “Credit”
While the world waits for the next development in the Syria debacle, Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama passive-aggressively battle over credit for the idea to allow Russia as mediator. Kerry was sure to remind everyone that his “rhetorical” challenge for Assad to turn over chemical weapons was accidental genius and as of such, he deserves credit. The US state department stressed that | Read More »
AFL-CIO Convention Report: Union Bosses Call For Radical Overhaul of U.S. Labor Laws
Every four years, union bosses from the AFL-CIO’s now-56 unions gather to establish their organizational and political goals. While union bosses often converge on cities like Las Vegas or Bal Harbor, Florida, the last convention was held in Pittsburgh. This year, the AFL-CIO is holding its convention in Los Angeles. During its quadrennial conventions, union bosses propose and approve resolutions that spell out their agenda | Read More »
Will Obama Take Credit for Russia’s Potential Syria Deal?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Jim Carafano to discuss the potential chemical weapons deal Russia has brokered with Syria, what this means for tension in the region and what to expect from Obama’s speech tonight.
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House GOP Leaders Prepare “Hug It Out” Strategy to Fund Obamacare.
Eric Cantor is always looking for new and imaginative ways to screw conservatives. He has Pete Sessions (R-TX), as Rules Chairman, helping him with his latest creative way to screw conservatives. I’ve already well documented Pete Sessions’s increasingly bitter attitude toward Ted Cruz and staggering contempt of his own constituents who want to defund Obamacare. Cantor and Sessions’ latest idea tops even his most absurd | Read More »