"Am I therefore become your enemy,because I TELL YOU THE TRUTH...?"
(Galatians 4:16)

Friday, February 5, 2010

The B-Cast: Obama Sends Troublesome Signals With Prayer Breakfast Speech

Obama Is Encouraged by Conservative Pastors Supporting Progressive Issues

"We see that in many conservative pastors who are helping lead the way to fix our broken immigration system."--BHO...

Obama Jokes About His Citizenship at Prayer Breakfast

"Civility is not a sign of weakness."---BHO....

Subverted Tea Party Movement Told to Embrace Republican Platform

The Tea Party movement is now almost completely unrecognizable from what it was a few short years ago. It came to prominence in 2008 when the Libertarian Party of Illinois planned to hold an April 15, 2009 anti-tax “Boston Tea Party” in Chicago. In February 2009, the idea grew after CNBC personality Rick Santelli, speaking from the floor of the Chicago stock exchange, criticized the Obama administration’s tax and economic policies and urged Americans become Tea Party activists.
In fact, the idea began as the Boston Tea Party in 2006. It was founded by a group of former Libertarian Party members who criticized the party for its “abdication of political responsibilities,” declaring that “Americans deserve and desperately need a pro-freedom party that forcefully advocates libertarian solutions to the issues of today..."

CNN Asks:"Is Trouble Brewing in the Tea Party Movement...?"

"I don't think the Tea Party knows what's happening to the Tea Party..."

CNN Airs Video of Non-Representative Images During Discussion of Tea Party Movement

The footage in question begins about 3:10 into Kiran Chetry's interview with Rand Paul.

Tea Party Convention Plans National Organizing Strategy for Elections

NASHVILLE, TN - Fox News has learned Tea Party convention organizers plan a big news conference here Friday to propose the closest thing yet to a national organizing strategy for the upcoming 2010 midterm elections.The first ever Tea Party Convention has attracted a sellout crowd of a thousand activists from as far away as Hawaii (and media from as far away as Japan) to the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center.Volunteers here intend to propose a series of broad "First Principles" which have already been generally embraced by most Tea Party chapters around the country. They include: fiscal responsibility, upholding the constitution, and national security.Prospective political candidates will be expected to support the Republican National Committee platform, though without any specific litmus or purity test.
If a particular candidate meets the proposed Tea Party criteria he or she would be eligible for fundraising and grassroots Tea Party support....

Danish Forces Storm Somali Pirate Ship, Free 25 People On Board

NAIROBI,Kenya-Danish special forces stormed a ship captured by armed Somali pirates Friday and freed the 25 crew on board, marking the first time a warship has intervened during a hijacking, naval spokesmen said.
After the vessel Ariella sent out a distress signal early Friday, the Danish warship Absalon sent a helicopter to confirm the presence of pirates, and communicated with the crew to ensure they were in a safe location, said Cmdr. John Harbour, spokesman for the European Union Naval Force.
"Once NATO were absolutely sure that the crew onboard were safe and not going to be caught up in any cross fire, the decision was made to send in the specialist teams," said Lt. Col. Wolfgang Schmidt, a spokesman for NATO's Lisbon-based Joint Command...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sarkozy dismisses outcry over Obama 'snub' to EU...

PARIS, France - French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel brushed off President Barack Obama's decision not to attend an annual summit with European leaders while stressing Thursday the importance of Russia as a European partner.
A U.S. State Department deputy briefing reporters made the announcement Monday that Obama would miss the EU-U.S. summit in May that will take place in Spain, which now holds the rotating EU presidency...

EU blasts Sweden over failure to store data on people's phone calls, email...

The European Court of Justice has told Sweden that it must implement a 2006 measure requiring telecom operators to store information about their customers’ phone calls and emails.
The European Union directive, known as the Data Retention Directive, was approved by Brussels in March 2006, but Sweden has yet to implement the measure more than three years after its passage.
The Swedish government conceded to the court that it had not fulfilled its obligations and assured the court that the EU directive 2006/24 can be expected to pass into Swedish law on April 1st 2010....

BAGHDAD'S BIG BROTHER:Iraqi surveillance system scans streets to help prevent and investigate terror attacks....

U.K. Troops Launch Large-Scale Assault on Taliban in Afghanistan

British troops on Thursday began the opening stages of an assault in what is shaping up to be the latest large-scale attack on the Taliban.The Ministry of Defense confirmed a softening-up operation is under way to clear insurgents from their stronghold just west of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan.It is potentially the biggest offensive since Operation Panther's Claw which cost the lives of 10 U.K. servicemen last summer....

BeyoncĂ©’s Police State Performance at the Grammy Awards

"Just acclimating the civilians to men in black uniforms...."

PS:This is so horrible...and stupid people at the grammy's cheering up....!
People WAKE UP....!!!!!!!!!!!!
As in the days of Noah....

Why Is America In So Many Wars....?

America is “a nation that seeks war” and if it doesn’t change it could end up destroying itself, a law school dean warns.
Given all the wars the United States has waged, “It is preposterous but true that we do not see ourselves as a nation that seeks war,” writes Lawrence Velvel, dean of the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. “We see ourselves as a peace loving nation” and that message is constantly drummed into the public by government and media.Since World War Two, an indisputably necessary conflict, Velvel points out the U.S. has fought the Korean War, the Viet Nam War, secret wars in Laos and Cambodia, the First Gulf War, Afghanistan, and the Second Gulf War in Iraq. It has also invaded, bombed or “quarantined” Panama, Grenada, Cuba, Haiti, Somalia, the Sudan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia and Libya, and has “declared” a global war on terrorists.“If the United States were a man instead of a country, we would say he must be schizophrenic, or at minimum deeply mentally disturbed, to believe he is peace loving in the face of a record like this,” Velvel writes in “The Long Term View,” a journal of informed opinion published by his law school...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Australia ranked world number one for sinning

AUSTRALIANS are the worst sinners in the world, British researchers have decided.
In a study of 35 countries, Australians come up as the most likely to commit one of the biblical seven deadly sins.
An article in the February edition of Focus, a UK magazine produced by the BBC, states Australians rank first for envy and third for lust and gluttony....

Italy wants Israel in European Union

Visiting Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Monday said he dreams of one day seeing Israel join the European Union as a full-fledged and influential member state....

Indians want United Nations to intervene

PROTESTERS have marched on the Australian High Commission in New Delhi chanting anti-Australia slogans and appealing for the United Nations to intervene. The National Students' Union of India called for the Indian government to make sure the UN ensures the security of its citizens in Australia. This follows months of jingoistic and anti-Australian commentary in the Indian media.
Some estimates are that up to 4000 Indian students have cancelled plans to study in Australia in the past 12 months as a result of the global economic downturn and fears over rising violence....

Earth religions get worship area at AF Academy

DENVER – The Air Force Academy has set aside an outdoor worship area for Pagans, Wiccans, Druids and other Earth-centered believers, school officials said Monday.
A double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs has been designated for the group, which previously met indoors."Being with nature and connecting with it is kind of the whole point," said Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, who sponsors the group and describes himself as a Pagan. "It will dramatically improve that atmosphere, the mindset and the actual connection."The stones were moved to the hilltop last year because erosion threatened to make them unstable in their previous location near the visitors center. Crews arranged them in two concentric circles because they thought it would be a pleasant place for cadets to relax, Longcrier said.....
Picture Left:In this photo taken in August 2003, cadets at the Air Force Academy in Colorado are seen walking past the Chapel at the academy.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

Thousands of protesters from across Japan marched today in Tokyo to protest against U.S. military presence on Okinawa, while a Cabinet minister said she would fight to get rid of a marine base Washington considers crucial.
Some 47,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Japan, with more than half on the southern island of Okinawa.Residents have complained for years about noise, pollution and crime around the bases. Japan and the U.S. signed a pact in 2006 that called for the realignment of American troops in the country and for a Marine base on the island to be moved to a less populated area.But the new Tokyo government is re-examining the deal, caught between public opposition to American troops and its crucial military alliance with Washington.
On Saturday, labor unionists, pacifists, environmentalists and students marched through central Tokyo, yelling slogans and calling for an end to the U.S. troop presence.

DC Metro police hold anti-terror drill...

WASHINGTON-Police conducted an anti-terrorism drill at one of the Washington subway system's busiest stations, launching a new initiative aimed at deterring terrorist activity.Metrorail officials conducted the exercise between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Union Station. About 50 officers participated, including agents from Metro's anti-terrorism unit.Metro says the show-of-force exercise is meant to remind riders that the agency remains vigilant against terrorism. Metro plans to conduct similar drills in the future with other law enforcement agencies...
Picture Left:An officer with the Metro Transit Special Response Team, left, who asked not to be named, and Officer William Burnette, patrol the Union Station metro stop during a terrorism drill in Washington, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Autopsy: Detroit imam shot 20 times at FBI raid

DETROIT-A Muslim prayer leader accused of encouraging his followers to commit violence against the U.S. government was shot 20 times during an FBI raid at a suburban warehouse last fall, according to an autopsy report released Monday.The autopsy was completed a month after Luqman Ameen Abdullah's death, but Dearborn police were granted a delay in releasing the results while they investigate the Oct. 28 shooting, said Dr. Carl Schmidt, Wayne County's chief medical examiner. Abdullah, 53, died instantly, he said. The FBI says agents were trying to arrest Abdullah at a Dearborn warehouse when he resisted and fired a gun. Schmidt said Abdullah's body was handcuffed and on the floor of a semitrailer when his investigator arrived at the shooting scene."You cannot tell by the gunshot wounds whether he was lying down, standing up, sitting" when he was shot, Schmidt told reporters. "It is impossible to say which one was the fatal gunshot wound. It was a combination of gunshot wounds"...
Picture Left:Jamil Carswell, son of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah talks to the media outside the Dearborn, Mich., police station, Monday, Feb. 1, 2010.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Saudi girl, 12, drops push to divorce octogenarian

RIYADH-A 12-year-old Saudi girl unexpectedly gave up her petition for divorce from an 80-year-old man her father forced her to marry in exchange for a dowry, Saudi media reported Tuesday.
Despite support from human rights lawyers and child welfare advocates, the girl and her mother, who originally sought the divorce, withdrew the case Monday in a court in Buraidah, in Al-Qasim province, newspapers said.
The girl told the court that her marriage to the man was done with her agreement, according to Okaz newspaper."I agree to the marriage. I have no objection. This is in filial respect to my father and obedience to his wish," she said.
Saleh al-Dabibi, a lawyer supplied by a charity group to help the girl, said her mother did not inform him of the change of heart, Okaz said....

Gates:"Terror groups aim to destabilize South Asia"

NEW DELHI-A syndicate of terror groups affiliated with al-Qaida might try to start a new war between rivals India and Pakistan as part of an organized effort to sow upheaval across South Asia, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday."I believe this operation, under the umbrella of al-Qaida working with all of these different groups, is intended to destabilize not just Afghanistan, or not just Pakistan, but potentially the whole region," Gates said...

US terror suspects in Pakistan allege FBI torture

SARGODHA, Pakistan-Five American terrorism suspects alleged Tuesday that they were subjected to electric shocks and other torture by the FBI and Pakistani police, the latest wrinkle in a case that has added to sensitivities in U.S.-Pakistani relations.
The men tossed a tissue with some of the allegations scribbled on it to reporters as they headed to their latest hearing in court, where a judge delayed formally charging the suspects for at least two more weeks."Since our arrest, the U.S. FBI and Pakistani police have tortured us," read the message. "They are trying to set us up. We are innocent. They are trying to keep us away from public, media and families and lawyers. Help us."
Defense lawyer Tariq Asad said one suspect told the judge that the police gave them electric shocks and warned them not to mention the alleged torture to the media or court. The suspect, Ramy Zamzam, said police threatened to destroy their passports and their lives....

Picture Left:Pakistani police officers escort detained American Muslims following their appearing at an anti terrorist court in Sargodha, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010.(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Obama seeks record $708 billion in 2011 defense budget

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve a record $708 billion in defense spending for fiscal 2011, but vowed to continue his drive to eliminate unnecessary, wasteful weapons programs.
The budget calls for a 3.4 percent increase in the Pentagon's base budget to $549 billion, plus $159 billion to fund U.S. military missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Obama's spending freeze on other parts of the budget, designed to rein in the deficit, did not apply to the military.
"Even though the Department of Defense is exempt from the budget freeze, it's not exempt from budget common sense," Obama told reporters at the White House....

Conservative Muslim village raided by Bosnian cops

GORNJA MAOCA, Bosnia-Herzegovina – A remote Bosnian village that is home to highly conservative Wahhabi Muslims was raided Tuesday by hundreds of police who said they were searching for an unspecified security threat.
The Office of the State Prosecutor said the raid in the northeastern village of Gornja Maoca was the largest police operation in Bosnia since the 1992-1995 war that killed tens of thousands and left millions homeless as Muslim Bosnians, Christian Orthodox Serbs and Roman Catholic Croats clashed.
Office spokesman Boris Grubesic said police detained seven people — six Bosnians and one foreigner whose nationality he did not reveal. Grubesic also said officers confiscated weapons, computers and DVDs....

“Peace” Prize Winner Obama Demands Record War Chest

Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama is to request a record defense budget for 2011 in order to expand the war in Afghanistan and continue the conflict in Iraq, according to military officials.
Obama will ask Congress for an extra $33 billion in addition to a record breaking $708 billion to swell the Defense Department’s coffers next year.
Defense spending will top $700 billion for the first time military sources revealed to the AP, after commanders were briefed on the figures, in addition to projected budgets through 2015, earlier this week at the Pentagon.
The bulk of the war chest will be used to acquire more Predator and Reaper pilotless drones, which have been used in missile attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The additional war dollars will also go towards funding the deployment of close to 40,000 new troops Obama ordered to Afghanistan last year.
The president’s Quadrennial Defense Review will be officially delivered to Congress on February 1st.
It will mark the second year running that the president has significantly increased war spending. Obama’s election promise to bring “change” to Washington and reverse the juggernaut of rampant militarism, endless wars and occupations has proven to be nothing more than a cruel hoax...

Obama Administration Vision: War Without End

Suicide bombers inside the United States. Nuclear-armed nations collapsing and losing control of nuclear weapons. Bloody new conflicts like Iraq and Afghanistan. American troops under attack at bases around the world. Terrorist attacks using unknown new diseases. Chinese missile attacks on Taiwan.
The Obama administration has unveiled a scary new view of the global security landscape and a new strategy intended to protect Americans and U.S. allies. It is a sharp change from previous Pentagon strategic assessments in that it focuses on the wars Americans are currently fighting, rather than on future conflicts in which the United States might be involved.And that future, in the Pentagon's view, is quite grim...

Push to send FEMA trailers to Haiti stirs backlash

INDIANAPOLIS – The trailer industry and lawmakers are pressing the government to send Haiti thousands of potentially formaldehyde-laced trailers left over from Hurricane Katrina — an idea denounced by some as a crass and self-serving attempt to dump inferior American products on the poor.
"Just go ahead and sign their death certificate," said Paul Nelson of Coden, Ala., who contends his mother died because of formaldehyde fumes in a FEMA trailer...
Picture Left:In this March 2, 2007 file photo, some of about 20,000 mobile homes and travel trailers owned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency sit at the Hope Municipal Airport near Hope, Ark.(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

New Russian stealth fighter makes first flight

MOSCOW-Russia test-flew a long-awaited new fighter aircraft on Friday, determined to challenge the United States for technical superiority in the skies and impress weapons buyers.
The "fifth-generation" stealth fighter-Russia's first all-new warplane since the collapse of the Soviet Union plunged the defense industry into poverty and disarray-flew for 47 minutes, planemaker Sukhoi said.
"It's a remarkable event," Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told his cabinet, but he suggested the plane still needed work."There is very much to be done, in part as regards the engine," Putin said. "But the fact that the plane is already in the air is a big step forward."
Russia's main television networks led news programs with reports of the flight and showed footage of the needle-nosed, camouflage-painted plane taking off from a snow-lined airstrip at a Sukhoi factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in Russia's Far East....

"Whoever controls ME can rule world"

Whoever controls the controls the world’s “energy and wealth,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted by IRNA as saying Saturday.
Ahmadinejad told an audience in Teheran, “Many countries have, unsuccessfully, tried during the past years to become a superpower in the region but they failed as they play no role at the international equations.” “It is now clear that whoever dominates the can rule the entire world too,” he added.
According to the Iranian official news agency, Ahmadinejad also predicted the end of the world hegemonic system, as international problems had not been resolved....

US accelerating missile defenses in Gulf

WASHINGTON-The US administration is speeding up deployment of defenses against potential Iranian missile attacks in the Gulf to heed off any possible retaliation, The New York Times reported Saturday.
The move involves placing specialized ships off the Iranian coast and anti-missile systems in at least four Arab countries-Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait-the Times said, citing administration and military officials.Oman has also been approached, although no Patriot missiles have been deployed there yet, US officials told the newspaper, adding that the willingness of other Arab states to accept the US defenses reflects growing unease in the region over Iran's ambitions and capabilities....

Polish priest checks fingerprints for mass attendance

WARSAW-A Polish priest has installed an electronic reader in his church for schoolchildren to leave their fingerprints in order to monitor their attendance at mass, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily said on Friday.The pupils will mark their fingerprints every time they go to church over three years and if they attend 200 masses they will be freed from the obligation of having to pass an exam prior to their confirmation, the paper said.The pupils in the southern town of Gryfow Slaski told the daily they liked the idea and also the priest, Grzegorz Sowa, who invented it."This is comfortable. We don't have to stand in a line to get the priest's signature (confirming our presence at the mass) in our confirmation notebooks," said one pupil, who gave her name as Karolina.....
PS:We HAVE BEEN DESENSITIZED for so long now that people--even kids--think this type of scanning is "Comfortable"and"They like it"....
As in the days of Noah...

Brit government invents 33 new crimes every month

Thanks to Labour, it is now illegal to swim in the wreck of the Titanic or to sell game birds killed on a Sunday or Christmas Day – eventualities overlooked by previous governments.Labour has made 4,289 activities illegal since the 1997 election, at a rate of about one a day – twice the speed with which the previous Conservative government created crimes.Gordon Brown was the worst offender, with his government inventing 33 new crimes a month. Tony Blair's administration made 27 new offences each month.
Some of the more inventive crimes dreamt up by Labour include "disturbing a pack of eggs when directed not to by an authorised officer" and reporting the door of a merchant ship to be closed and locked when it isn't....

Bankers in favor of paying global fee

Some of the world’s most prominent bankers have come out in favour of a global bank wind-down fund, a concession from the industry after weeks of fighting proposals for new taxes in the US and Europe.
Josef Ackermann, chief executive of Deutsche Bank, told the Financial Times on Friday : “To help solve the too-big-to-fail problem I’m advocating a European rescue and resolution fund for banks. Of course, the capital for this fund would have to come from banks to a large degree.”
Bob Diamond, president of Barclays , also supported the idea of a global levy, which could see banks contribute tens or even hundreds of billions of dollars over a period of years.
“I think every G20 country would like to have an insurance scheme that would help cover the cost of any future bank failure,” he told the FT at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “A co-ordinated global system is preferable to an unlevel playing field"...

US launches largest Asian war games in Thailand

RAYONG, Thailand-The US military began its largest war games in the Pacific region Monday- an annual training exercise with troops from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore, now joined by South Korea.At the opening ceremony in the eastern Thai province of Rayong, US Ambassador Eric G. John said that the "Cobra Gold" exercise, now in its 29th year, had become a "multinational showcase event".
"The US continues to view this exercise, which is our premier training event in Thailand, as an important symbol of US military commitment to maintaining peace and security in Asia," he told the audience.
John welcomed South Korea's participation in the event, which runs until February 11 and will see soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen from the six countries taking part in operations across Thailand. He said the focus of the exercise was on joint peacekeeping operations and humanitarian and disaster responses, for which it offered "unparalleled" preparation, citing the 2004 tsunami relief operation as an example....
Picture Left:Thai soldiers carry the flags of participating nations who have joined forces for an annual combined military exercise in Rayong province, Thailand.(AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mock Terrorism Training Exercise Held In Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)Minneapolis police and other agencies worked together Saturday to see if they are prepared for a possible terrorism incident in the Twin Cities. Target Corporation gave police access to their headquarters to simulate a mock terrorist attack.
It gave officers a chance to train in a realistic environment and allowed top brass to evaluate how well the department responded. Team thinking was the approach Minneapolis Police used to conduct the mock terrorism drill. It was an exercise designed to evaluate how well the MPD works with its partner agencies when it comes to saving lives and property during a terrorist attack. The mock drill consisted of several individuals storming the Target Corp. building at 10th Street South and Nicollet Avenue.
From the moment the drill began, you could see the seriousness on the faces of all involved...

London's Heathrow airport deploys body scanners

LONDON-Britain introduced body scanners at Heathrow airport Monday, a measure rushed in after a failed attempt by a Muslim extremist with explosives strapped to his leg to bomb a U.S.-bound passenger plane from Amsterdam.
The scanners, which see through clothes to produce an image of the body, have caused unease among human rights campaigners who fear an invasion of passengers' privacy as well as the disproportionate scrutiny of Muslim travelers by authorities.
"Given the current security threat level, the government believes it essential to start introducing scanners immediately," said Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis....
PS:New World Order rushing to usher Total People Scan and Control....
I hope you already kissed your privacy rights good bye....Cause they're GONE...
As in the days of Noah....

‘I’m Game’: Obama Lays Out Parameters for Bipartisan Health Reform

"If I get confirmation from health care experts, people who know the experts and how it works - including doctors and nurses - ways of reducing people's premiums, covering those who not have insurance, making it more affordable for small businesses, having insurance reforms that ensure people have insurance even when they've got pre-exisiting conditions that their coverage is not dropped just because they're sick. That young people right out of college or as they're entering into the work force can still get health insurance. If those component parts are things that you care about and want to do, I'm game. And I've got a lot of these ideas." --BHO


Obama: We’ve Been ‘Very Consistent’ in Limiting Influence of Lobbyists

"There has not been an administration that was tougher on making sure that lobbyists weren't participating in the administration than any administration that has come before us." --BHO

Obama Defends Earmarks in Omnibus Spending Bill

"We didn't have earmarks in the Recovery Act. We didn't get a lot of credit for it, but there were no earmarks in that. I was confronted at the beginning of my term with an Omnibus package that did have a lot earmarks from republicans and democrats -- and a lot of people in this chamber. And the question was was I going to have a big budget fight at a time when I was still trying to figure out whether or not the financial decision was melting down and we had to make a whole bunch of emegency decisions about the economy. So what I was was, 'Let's keep them to a minimum.' But I couldn't excise them all." --BHO

‘Overwhelmingly’: Obama Claims Most of Health Care Debate WAS on C-SPAN...

"The truth of the matter is that, if you look at the health care process, just over the course of the year, overwhelmingly the majority of it actually was on C-SPAN because it was taking place in Congressional hearings in which you guys were participating. How many committees were that that helped to shape this bill? Countless hearings took place." ---BHO

Cafferty:"I Hope Hillary Clinton Challenges Obama in 2012"

Jack Cafferty: "For her part, Clinton tells PBS she is 'absolutely not interested' in running again for president. But in the same interview, she suggests she is a one-term secretary of state. Clinton says considering the demands of the job, eight years would be very challenging. No doubt all this has helped stoke chatter about Clinton leaving the cabinet sometime in the president's first term - perhaps over a matter of principle - so she could be in place to challenge Mr. Obama in the primaries in 2012. For Hillary's supporters, it might just be wishful thinking, but history suggests it's not a good idea to ever count a Clinton out."

Cafferty File: Should Hillary Clinton challenge Obama in 2012?

Tony Blair Unrepentant Over Iraq War

AP: Former prime minister Tony Blair defended his decision to take Britain into war with Iraq, telling an investigation panel that he would do the same again if he had to....

Blair fights for his legacy as he defends Iraq war

16 Lies in 7 minutes: State of the Union Video Breakdown

"The day I'm inaugurated...the world looks at America differently."

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Krauthammer Calls Out Obama on Lack of Terrorism Talk in SOTU Address

"And after a year, and we've had three attacks - the Arkansas murder, the Ft. Hood massacre and the attack on the airliner - and he has almost practically nothing in the State of the Union on terrorism..."

Obama State of the Union Defers to Popular TV Show

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was coy on Friday when it came to offering a date for the president to deliver the upcoming State of the Union address. He deflected questions as to whether the speech before a bicameral gathering of Congress would take place in January or February and only smiled suggestively when asked whether President Obama was waiting until health care reform was passed first.But the press secretary did rule out one possible SOTU date — much to the delight of a major television network. The speech, Gibbs said, would not take place on the same night as the three-hour premiere of the final season of ABC’s “Lost”.“I don’t foresee a scenario in which millions people who hope to finally get some conclusion with ‘Lost’ are preempted by the president,” he said. “You can quote a senior administration official....”