And he’s serious.
And he’s serious.
What does that even mean?
You knew this was coming.
North Carolina’s “Perfect Storm” for Shark Attacks– National Geographic
You know, except for the millions who had their health plans cancelled (despite Obama’s repeated promises they could keep them).
“I think it’s important to remember that everybody who has health insurance benefited and continues to benefit from this law, even though a lot of folks don’t know it. If you have health insurance through the job, you are able to keep your child on health insurance up until they are 26 years old because of this law.” (Applause)
Absurd to say the least.
Via SB Nation:
The Obama Administration will not support a new Washington football stadium unless the team changes its name, according to Jonathan O’Connell of the Washington Post. Washington currently does not play in D.C., but there has been a push to get a new stadium approved and built there.
RFK Stadium occupies the site where Washington has targeted a potential new stadium. However, a lack of support from the current administration would be a serious roadblock to the efforts. While the Obama Administration can’t make the ultimate decision on whether a new stadium is built, it can put pressure where it’s needed, and there’s already plenty making things complicated for the RFK Stadium site.
The National Park Service owns the parcel of land where the stadium would need to be built, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser that the NPS was unlikely allow for the construction of a new stadium unless the name is changed, according to the report. Jewell also deals with treaty relationships with Native American tribes.
Washington’s stadium since 1997, FedEx Field, is located in Maryland. The team holds training camp in Virginia, where there is talk of a new stadium being built as well.
Let the cover up continue!
Via Washington Examiner:
The State Department has informed the House Select Committee on Benghazi that it is withholding “a small number” of documents from investigators on the basis of “important executive branch institutional interests.” The statement, made in a letter from Assistant Secretary of State Julia Frifield to committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, amounts to a de facto claim of some form of executive branch privilege.
Frifield made the claim in a letter turning over 3,600 pages of Benghazi-related documents from three current and former administration officials: Susan Rice, Jake Sullivan, and Cheryl Mills. Rice, a former United Nations ambassador, is now national security adviser, while Sullivan and Mills are close aides to Hillary Clinton who worked at the department when she was secretary of state.
Barack Obama’s former campaign manager Jim Messina is confident that after the president’s big week, the country is marching in lockstep with the Democratic Party’s values, almost ensuring Hillary Clinton the presidency in 2016.
“President Obama in many ways has helped start the same kind of political revolution that Reagan did,” Messina told POLITICO’s Playbook Breakfast on Wednesday. The change, he argued, has been “driven by demographic changes and driven by President Obama” himself.
Messina mentioned huge shifts in public opinion on major issues including LGBT rights, immigration, income inequality and climate change that make the 270 electoral votes necessary to secure the White House simply out of reach for Republicans.
But he added that Republicans aren’t doing themselves any favors with outlandish comments in their already cacophonous primary: “Every day they send me a gift basket of crazy stuff.”
Messina’s point was echoed by Evan Wolfson, the founder of Freedom to Marry, who is now winding down his pro same-sex marriage organization in the wake of a historic Supreme Court victory securing same-sex marriage across the country.
Via CBS Denver:
A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church.
Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct.
The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.”
The messages had the congregation on edge.
“We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church, it’s just… I’m speechless,” said Pastor Roland Joyner.
Macy’s is pulling Donald Trump brand merchandise from its stores after the Republican presidential candidate’s recent controversial remarks created a public uproar.
The department store has come under intense pressure to cut ties with the real estate magnate and businessman after he referred to immigrants from Mexico and other countries “killers and rapists.”
In a statement Wednesday morning, Macy’s said the company “stands for diversity” and that it had no tolerance for discrimination.
“We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation,” Macy’s said. “In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump and will phase-out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy’s since 2004.”
Watch and learn, Deray.
Nancy Pelosi is firing back at criticism from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other liberals in the Democratic Party that President Barack Obama’s administration has been too soft on Wall Street.
“There may have been a couple of people who say that, but that is not the consensus in our party,” the House minority leader said in an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood published Wednesday. “The financial industry doesn’t agree with that,” she noted.
Honestly, no one will ever be tough enough to meet Sen. Warren’s standards. She’s a progressive commie, after all.
This is really about party leadership circling the wagons for Mrs. Bill. While it is true that the Democrats have made big public stinks about the evils of Wall Street, there is still quite a bit of chumminess there, especially when it comes to Hillary. The progressive wing of the Democratic party is far more enthusiastic than the automatons who will go through the motions to vote for Hillary. Establishment Dems still fear the progressive outliers, as evidenced by the Mrs. Clinton’s populist kabuki theater performances of late.
TV Land has pulled reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard off its schedule, a spokesperson for the network confirmed to EW on Wednesday.
The network did not comment further or say why the episodes were removed, but the news comes as the show became part of the growing national debate over use of the Confederate flag, which is displayed on the roof of the Duke boys’ car.
Last week, Warner Bros. Consumer Products said it would no longer license toys or models of the iconic 1969 Dodge Charger, dubbed General Lee, joining a number of other retailers vowing to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise in the wake of the deadly shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, earlier this month.
She actually altered the emails she turned over. Read on…
Via Washington Examiner:
It is rare for news events, even as momentous as the past week’s, to drown out absolute proof that a candidate for president has lied willfully to the public and Congress.
Yet precisely such proof has emerged, and it has appeared not only in this newspaper but also in The New York Times (albeit with a headline designed not to draw attention).
Americans learned this spring that Hillary Clinton, in contravention of federal records rules and current law, conducted all her State Department business using a private email address, housed in a server at her home in Westchester County, N.Y.
But not to worry — the former secretary of state swore that she had diligently preserved and passed to the State Department every email she had written in the course of her job. Even though she destroyed all the evidence by wiping the server afterward, she assured the public that everything related to her conduct of official business had been kept and turned over, as the law requires.
Negative views of the U.S. Supreme Court are at their highest level in nearly nine years of regular surveying. But positive opinions are also up to a less dramatic three-year high.
Reflecting the strong reaction to two major decisions by the court last week, 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now rate the performance of the Supreme Court as poor, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s up from 22% in late May and only the second time poor marks for the court have crept into the 30s in surveys since November 2006.
Sounds like the Obama regime really fixed the problems, right?
Via USA Today:
According to Dorsey, his previous experience– getting turned away at the VA clinic in Lawrenceville, Ga.,–prompted him to bring his camera to the Oakwood facility.
“I told my family about this stuff happening and they’ve said, ‘You are crazy, no one would do that.’ Well, the video explains it,” Dorsey said after posting the video on Facebook and Youtube.
Dorsey, a former Army specialist, served as a cavalry scout from 2001 to 2005 and deployed to Iraq for most of 2003.
A few years ago, the VA paid for him to see a civilian psychologist for his service-related post-traumatic stress — therapy he described as “extremely helpful.”
He is seeking treatment again for what he says are worsening symptoms.
But it seems unlikely he’ll get that care close to home. His only remaining VA option is the medical center in Atlanta, Ga., more than 50 miles from his home.
The VA last year introduced a program — VA Choice — that would allow Dorsey to see a civilian therapist, but until he spoke with a fellow veteran at a nearby veterans’ outreach group about his recent experiences at the two clinics, he’d never heard of VA Choice.
And I have a bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell you.
(CNSNews.com) – The portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress closed Friday, June 26, at $18,112,975,000,000, according to the latest Daily Treasury Statement, which was published at 4:00 p.m. on Monday.
That, according to the Treasury’s statements, makes 15 straight weeks that the debt subject to the limit has been frozen at $18,112,975,000,000.
$18,112,975,000,000 is about $25 million below the current legal debt limit of $18,113,000,080,959.35.
The Daily Treasury Statement for March 13 was the first to show the federal debt subject to the limit closing the day at $18,112,975,000,000. Every Daily Treasury Statement since then has reported the same thing: the debt closing the day at $18,112,975,000,000.