House GOP one-ups Obama’s SOTU on criminal justice reform
President Barack Obama used his State of the Union message to push a forward-looking agenda, as is the style these days. One element was to reduce sentences on crimes he doesn’t think are all that serious. The House GOP is going a step further, and interestingly enough, Obama is opposing it. I guess he only wants show reform, not real reform.
Study: 93% of US Counties Still Haven’t Recovered from the Recession
Those of you who watched the State of the Union address last night know that President Obama spent some time, as usual, crowing about his economic record. To my surprise, he mentioned the “Great Recession” only once, but he spent plenty of time talking about how the economy has grown during his term is office. As you might expect, these words need to be taken with a | Read More »
Tonight’s State of the Union Address!
Tonight’s State of the Union address will be all about Barack Obama. As usual, but he’s not trying to hide it for once.
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SOTU: The Empty Chair Leaving an Empty Chair
President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union speech on Tuesday, January 12th. Both Republican and Democratic presidents usually invite guests to attend the SOTU to honor service, sacrifice, or to make a political point. In an effort to establish some sort of legacy, President Obama will leave an empty seat for victims of gun violence. I know what you’re thinking. The Empty | Read More »
State Department Refuses to Deny They Sold Hellfire Missile to Cuba (VIDEO)
On Friday, news broke that an American Hellfire missile somehow ended up in Cuba in mid-2014 after it failed to return from a NATO exercise in Europe that year. Unsurprisingly, the island country has refused to give it up, and that fact evidently did not stop the Obama administration from going forward with its push to normalize relations with the country. There have been a | Read More »
How Did an American Hellfire Missile End Up in Cuba?
In early 2014, an inert Hellfire missile was shipped to Europe for a NATO exercise. It was scheduled to return to the United States sometime before June of that year, but it never did. Instead, for whatever reasons, it surfaced in Cuba, and if anyone in the United States government knows, they sure aren’t saying why. This is, as the Delvin Barrett and Gordon Lubold explain | Read More »
4 Takeaways from Obama’s “Guns In America” Town Hall
Obama’s attempt to save the United States from gun violence began with crocodile tears on Tuesday, and continued with a CNN town hall Thursday night. He may not cry as much as Boehner did, but he certainly tries his hand at theatrics. It’s no surprise CNN would join the “we hate gun violence” bandwagon. A #StopGunViolence hashtag floated around the bowels of the internet this | Read More »
Is Donald Trump a Natural Born Citizen?
In his desperate attempts to stave off Ted Cruz’s surge, Donald Trump has resorted to his old tricks of questioning his opponents’ citizenship. It’s what he built his aborted 2012 campaign for the Presidency on, and it’s what he’s doing now. Take for example his recent comments to the Washington Post: “Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate | Read More »
Watch As the ATF Is Trolled On Their Own Facebook Page
Yesterday, the ATF was updating its Facebook page with new policy guidance. As totalitarians often learn, communicating with the proletariat when they can communicate back is… well… problematic.
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Obama’s New Gun Control A Mixture Of Overreach, Smoke And Mirrors, And the Obscene
Last evening, Obama released his new executive order that is designed to prevent exactly zero of any mass shootings in recent, or maybe recorded, history but which will serve as a tool to make life just a little more difficult for any legal purchaser of firearms. The order does significant damage, though. For the first time it is roping the Social Security Administration and health | Read More »
Five Things To Know About Obama’s Executive Action On Guns
Today. the President announced the details of the executive action he is taking on guns. The press, wholly in the tank for massive gun control, are pitching this as a major change. The picture is that of a defiant President standing up to the evil NRA and saving America from the scourge of loopholes and absence of background checks which are ultimately responsible for all | Read More »
Obama Wants to Transfer More out of Gitmo, Including Al Qaeda Followers
Despite ample evidence from recent history that it is an unwise idea, President Obama wants to transfer 17 more detainees out of Guantanamo Bay, and he’d like to do it as soon as this week. We do not know who is on the President’s list right now, but the information we do have makes it look even less promising than usual. From Fox News: The group of | Read More »
CNN arranges for Barack Obama to say “I participated!” on gun control.
Barack Obama’s ‘town hall’ on gun control will, of course, be useless. But he’ll feel all relevant and such, so that’s the important thing, right?
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President Trump Would Be Different Than Candidate Trump
I watch Donald Trump attack those that go after him or candidates that get close to him in the polls and I wonder about the language he uses. How he calls them terrible, losers and worse. Consider how he called Ben Carson, a renown pediatric neurosurgeon, a mediocre doctor. Or his statements about Carly Fiorina’s appearance. Not to mention his more than inappropriate comments about Megyn Kelly that gat him uninvited from the RedState Gathering. And why does he speak to voters at a fourth grade level? After all, Trump has an Ivy League education and is a very successful world class businessman.
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Trump Takes A Shot At Obama’s So-Called Executive Action On Guns
Donald Trump took a shot at Obama for his renewed effort to suppress our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. During an interview with John Dickerson to be broadcast on tomorrow’s edition of “Face the Nation,” Trump said, “I don’t like anything having to do with changing our Second Amendment. We have plenty of rules and regulations.”
President Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch next week to talk about conjuring up even more gun control using his often-abused executive authority.
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