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What’s On Your Mind • Handwritten message from President Obama -Gettysburg Address

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Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. And to mark Lincoln’s historic, moving speech, President Obama sat down and penned a very personal, handwritten tribute for display at the Lincoln Presidential Library.
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9/11/2012 — One Year Later, Still No Answers

By David Howe

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Just over one year ago, an organized mob of terrorists attacked a US diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya; and four Americans were killed, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Ambassador had previously asked for increased security, and it was denied. The attack lasted for about six hours. The Ambassador and Sean Smith were killed in the “safe room” soon after the attack began; security operatives Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed on the rooftop of one of the buildings in the compound by enemy mortar fire several hours later, near the end of the attack.

Almost immediately, the Obama Administration’s official position was that the attack grew out of a demonstration against the existence of an internet-based video that appeared to demean the prophet Mohammed. The maker of the video was arrested and jailed in Los Angeles, ostensibly for a parole violation. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton pointedly promised to bring the actual killers to justice. Some days or weeks later, the Administration announced that the video was not to blame, but that a terrorist attack was. More than thirty other American State Department employees and American operatives were present during the attack, and they escaped with injuries of varying severity. The video maker was recently released from jail.

These are almost the only aspects of the incident that everyone agrees on, even though there have been several Congressional hearings attempting to learn more about what happened; and an Accountability Review Board investigation was commissioned by the Administration to look into the matter as well.

Doesn’t the fact that all these investigations can’t fill in the rest of the picture tell us that something is very wrong?

The unanswered questions boil down to these:

Who refused to provide more security when the Ambassador insisted it was needed? Why was his request denied?

Who carried out the attack? What was the reason behind it?

Who was tracking the incident in the White House?

Who was making decisions and giving orders throughout the night? And who was carrying them out?

Why was there no significant attempt to make any kind of response to the attack when it began?

Where was the President during the attack? What was he doing?

Why did he not think an attack on a diplomatic post required some of his personal attention?

Who decided to blame the attack on the video, when the evidence is that everybody involved knew that wasn’t the case? And why?

Who ordered that the survivors be kept away from the Congressional investigators (even keeping their names secret), and why?

These questions have all been asked by various people in various venues, some of them many times, but none of them have been answered credibly by those who know the answers.

And three questions unasked by the traditional media:

Why was the Ambassador put in that position in the first place?

How can anyone look at this list of unanswered questions and not conclude that the Obama Administration is executing a cover-up of something by stonewall?

What is being covered up?

The primary question in every case starts with “Who?” Until that’s answered, the rest remain speculation. “Who” can tell us “why,” and nobody else.

President Obama has called this a “phony scandal.” His surrogates appear on television regularly to repeat that claim; and if they want to engage at all on the subject, they fall back to the law-enforcement approach–”We are working every day to identify who the killers are and to bring them to justice”–as if that were the only fact and action yet to be known and taken and as if the only reason to ask questions is to “make sure it never happens again.” But in the greater scheme of things, the much more important questions all have to do with actions in Washington, not in Libya. And because of that, the next favorite statement from those surrogates is “Republicans are just on a witch hunt to get dirt on the President.”

But wasn’t that exactly the motivation behind the 1973 Watergate hearings? Certainly they weren’t held just to make sure another hotel room break-in would never happen. Even if placing blame is the motive this time, the best response is to show that the dirt is not to be found at the President’s door.

The President has told us that he wants to get to the bottom of things; but today, we still have most of the same questions we had a year ago. And supporting the suspicion of a stonewall cover-up is the fact that almost all of those questions could be answered easily with three short sentences from the President to his immediate subordinates–”Answer the committee’s questions and tell the truth. If you don’t know the answers, find them. If you can’t do that, please find another line of work.”

I wonder why he hasn’t spoken to them.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Western Journalism

New Student Loan Rates: 3.9% For Students, 6.4% For Parents

By Troy Onink, Contributor

Finally, the Senate passed a bill today on new federal student loan rates for college that is headed to President Obama’s desk to be signed. The House already approved the new rates for federal loans that will allow undergraduates to borrow at a 3.9 percent interest rate for subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Graduate students will be able to borrow at 5.4 percent, and parents can borrow at 6.4 percent, at least for this year These rates will be locked in for this academic year’s loans, but under the bill interest rates are tied to the rate of the ten-year Treasury note, so as loan rates reset each July, the cost of borrowing for college could rise each year if the rate on the ten-year Treasury note rises. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

President Obama Congratulates NCAA Champion UConn Huskies: "One Of The Great Sports Dynasties Of Our Time"

By Tyler Holden

Today in the East Room, President Obama honored the 2013 NCAA Division I women's basketball champion UConn Huskies as a part of his commitment to celebrate sports teams that inspire their communities on and off the court.

The trip was a familiar one for the Huskies, who won the tournament and visits to the White House in 2009 and 2010. President Obama joked that eight-time NCAA champion UConn Coach Geno Auriemma “spent more time than some Presidents in the White House.”

While the Huskies have a new trophy to tout, President Obama called attention to their positive impact on those around them.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at The White House

Larry Summers Next Fed Chief? Not If His Critics Can Help It

By John Johnson

Larry Summers or Janet Yellen. If you’re a weird hybrid of wonk and gambler, you already know those two are the heavy favorites to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed chief in January. Expect to hear much more as decision time nears for President Obama, especially because an influential hodgepodge of… …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Newser – Home

Obama’s “Phony” Scandals

By Rock Peters

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“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing, and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Barack Obama said in a speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. on July 24, 2013.

“If four Americans get killed, it’s not OPTIMAL.”–Obama’s calloused, abnormally detached, and incredibly narcissistic response to Comedy Central’s John Stewart’s question about the changing story of the Benghazi attack.

Does Obama think that the Muslim terrorist attack on our consulate in Libya on 9/11/2012 didn’t really happen and that four Americans (Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glenn Doherty, Sean Smith, and Ty Woods) weren’t actually murdered?

The Obama Laundry List of Phony Scandals

 

1. IRS targets Obama’s enemies: The IRS targeted conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement, and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when.

2. Benghazi: This is actually three treasonous scandals into one:

a) The failure of the administration to protect the Benghazi mission.

b) The Obama administration changed the talking points in order to suggest the attack was motivated by an anti-Muslim video.

c) The intense stonewalling, complete shutdown, and absolute refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack.

d) Breaking 200 plus years of honorable American military tradition to never leave any solider behind.

3. Spying on the the AP: The Justice Department stole a plethora of Associated Press reporters’ phone records as part of a leak investigation.

4. James Rosengate: The Justice Department suggested that Fox News reporter James Rosen is a criminal for reporting about classified information and subsequently monitored his phones and emails.

5. The Holder perjury I: Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress that he had never been associated with “potential prosecution” of a journalist for perjury when, in fact, he personally signed the affidavit that alleged Fox News reporter James Rosen was a potential criminal.

6. The ATF “Fast and Furious” debacle: Allowed weapons from the U.S. to “walk” across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. The ATF lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which were used in crimes (including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.)

7. Holder Perjury II: During congressional hearings held on May 3, 2011, Congressman Darrell Issa asked AG Eric Holder when he first knew about the “Fast and Furious” gun walking scheme. Eric Holder replied under oath: “I am not sure about the exact date but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” Holder flat out lied to Congress under oath;”Project Gun Runner” (Fast and Furious) was launched by Obama with Holder’s full knowledge on March 24, 2009. Holder is guilty of perjury and should be arrested.

8. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius runs an extortion racket: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited donations from companies HHS might regulate. The money would be used to help her sign up uninsured Americans for ObamaCare.

9. The Pigford scandal: A U.S. Agriculture Department effort that began as an …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Western Journalism

"The Kindle Singles Interview" with President Obama

By <a href="/blog/author/Kori Schulman" class="author-name">Kori Schulman</a>

Yesterday, President Obama visited the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee to discuss his plan to create jobs and grow the economy from the middle out, not the top down. Just before speaking to a crowd of Amazon employees, the President sat down for a “Kindle Singles Interview,” a new long-form interview series for Amazon's e-reader.

During the conversation with Kindle Singles editor David Blum, the President explained how his past has informed his policies as President, and discussed his plans to spur growth for middle-class families and create more ladders of opportunity. You can download the interview now at www.amazon.com/kindlesingles.

The Kindle Singles Interview with President Obama is available on Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and phones, Windows Phone, Blackberry, PC and Mac. Get the reading apps at www.amazon.com/kindleapps.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at The White House

Video: Obama: The Narcissist-In-Chief

By NewsEditor

obama-narcissist-in-chiefObama’s been displaying, even for him, a great deal of contempt and snootiness towards Congress and its authority (and dare we say obligation) to question his efforts to selectively implement ObamaCare.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Western Journalism

Chattanooga Paper To Obama: ‘Take Your Jobs Plan And Shove It’

By Breaking News

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On Tuesday, the Chattanooga Times Free Press had a simple message for President Obama, who spoke there earlier in the day.

“Take your jobs plan and shove it,” said an editorial aimed directly at Obama.

The Free Press editorial board said Chattanooga, Tenn., is “one of hundreds of cities throughout this great nation struggling to succeed in spite of your foolish policies that limit job creation, stifle economic growth and suffocate the entrepreneurial spirit.”

And the editorial goes downhill from there, laying the blame directly at Obama’s feet.

“You see, we understand you are in town to share your umpteenth different job creation plan during your time in office. If it works as well as your other job creation programs, then thanks, but no thanks. We’d prefer you keep it to yourself,” the editorial added.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Western Journalism

Video: Flashback: Robert Gibbs Asked About Obama’s Conn. #SSN

By NewsEditor

Investigators: Obama using Connecticut Soc. Sec. Number. Two private investigators working independently are asking why President Obama is using a Social Security number set aside for applicants in Connecticut while there is no record he ever had a mailing address in the state.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Western Journalism

How do student characteristics predict university graduation odds?

In his January 2009 State of the Union address, President Obama announced his goal for the U.S. to lead the world in college graduates by 2020. While policymakers often blame university systems for low graduation among college students, according to new research, characteristics known about a student before he or she even enters a college classroom can accurately predict graduation rates. This new study, published in SAGE Open, finds that characteristics such as fulltime enrollment status, race, transfer credits, and expected family contribution predict successful graduation from college. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org

Oklahoma Lawsuit Could Effectively Defund ObamaCare

By Merrill Matthews, Contributor

Republicans are getting ready for another round of efforts to defund ObamaCare.  But the better chance of defunding President Obama’s first step towards socialized medicine may rest with the great state of Oklahoma.  Ironically, almost no one is paying attention, including ObamaCare opponents. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

President Obama's Plan For Corporate Tax Reform: A 'Grand Bargain' Or Simply Another Name For An Old Proposal?

By Tony Nitti, Contributor

Earlier today, President Obama took some time away from motivating sputtering baseball teams to propose a “grand bargain,” whereby the President would be willing to reduce corporate tax rates if the additional tax revenue were used to create jobs for the middle class. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

A Plan to Simplify the Tax Code for Businesses and Give Working Families a Better Deal

By <a href="/author-detail/3699933">Megan Slack</a>

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy at the Amazon Chattanooga Fulfillment Center

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy at the Amazon Chattanooga Fulfillment Center in Chattnooga, Tenn., July 30, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

Today President Obama traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee today to talk about the first and most important cornerstone of middle class security: a good job in a durable, growing industry.

“We should be doing everything we can as a country to create more good jobs that pay good wages,” President Obama said. And plenty of independent economists, business owners, and people from both parties are already in agreement on some of the ingredients that we need for creating good jobs, he explained:

Putting people back to work rebuilding America’s infrastructure. Equipping our kids and our workers with the best skills. Leading the world in scientific research that helps to pave the way for new jobs in new industries. Accelerating our clean energy and natural gas revolutions. Fixing a broken immigration system so that American workers aren’t undercut, undermined because some businesses are unscrupulous and hiring folks and not paying them decent wages.

“We're not lacking for ideas, we're just lacking action, especially out of Washington,” he said.

“So I’m going to try offering something that serious people in both parties should be able to support: a deal that simplifies the tax code for our businesses and creates good jobs with good wages for middle-class folks who work at those businesses.”

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at The White House

Secretary Sebelius: Medicare Helps Millions

By Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Ed Note: This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. You can find the original post here.

My 92-year-old father first ran for public office after he finished his military service in World War II. He served on the city council, and later was elected to Congress. In 1965, he helped write and voted for Medicare and Medicaid, which celebrate their 48th anniversary today.

Since then, Medicare has been a guaranteed benefit earned after a lifetime of hard work for millions of America's seniors. Medicaid has provided affordable health coverage for millions of low-income working Americans and families. Both programs have helped keep people from falling into poverty. Both have been lifelines to better health and sources of peace of mind and security.

That's why President Obama has made it a top priority to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid so that our seniors and future generations can get the health care they need and peace of mind they deserve.

Because of the health law, seniors are seeing more dollars saved in their wallets and better benefits to their health.

More than 6.6 million people on Medicare have saved an average of more than $1,000 on prescription drugs since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. That's money that has been used for groceries, utilities, and visits with grandchildren instead of being sent to drug companies — and that's how the Affordable Care Act is closing the “donut hole” that too many seniors fall into.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at The White House