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[30 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Most members of Congress think they just received a tremendous personal gift on Obamacare, courtesy of President Obama, and paid for by taxpayers. But according to a new poll, this issue cuts across all demographics with unrivaled unanimity: if they accept the gift, they put themselves at risk of losing reelection. What’s a congressman or senator to do? Hopefully they’ll use the upcoming continuing resolution (CR) to turn this issue to advantage.

Let’s back up a few weeks. Heading into the August recess, after facing tremendous pressure from Nancy Pelosi and …

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[3 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Rev. Michael Pfleger, the Catholic priest who sparked controversy for making racial remarks about Hillary Clinton at Barack Obama’s Chicago church in 2008, will be honored at the Broadcasting Board of Governors “Diversity Day” program on May 14 in Washington, D.C.

 
Pfleger has also courted controversy by threatening to kill a gun-store owner and by inviting anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan to speak at St. Sabina’s Catholic church in Chicago, where Pfleger serves as pastor.
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[6 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]

From the Weekly Standard

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[22 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]

Serious readers seeking answers to questions raised about former U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s multiyear, multimillion-dollar investigation will not find them here. Major omissions in Coen and Chase’s otherwise meticulously detailed narrative regarding the Tribune’s own role in tipping off Blagojevich that he was under wiretap surveillance ultimately render their account incomplete.

Blagojevich had been caught on tape saying that agents of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) had offered “tangible, concrete, tangible stuff” (i.e., a bribe) in return for the Senate appointment, and he planned to meet with Jackson on December 8. …

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[17 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

If for nothing else, Jodi Kantor’s The Obamas will be remembered for an anecdote from 2010. After he spent hours disputing an allegation in the French media that Michelle Obama thought life in the White House was “hell,” press secretary Robert Gibbs encountered senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. She told him the first lady was unhappy with his work. Gibbs exploded in a rage, informing Jarrett that she didn’t “know what the f— you’re talking about” and that if Mrs. Obama was displeased, well, “f— her too.” Subsequent relations between the …

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[25 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]

Most worrisome, though, are the administration’s efforts to have congregations place themselves in the service of government as recruiters for the welfare state. Congregations are told to “encourage eligible families to enroll their children in [government-subsidized] school meal programs”; if organizations operate day-care or after-school programs, they are advised to pursue reimbursement for meals and snacks through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (a federally funded, state-administered welfare program). Places of worship are asked to serve as feeding sites for the Summer Food Service Program—another federally funded, state-run welfare …

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[29 Oct 2009 | 27 Comments | ]

President Obama isn’t taking kindly to a television ad that criticizes his opposition to a popular scholarship program for poor children, and his administration wants the ad pulled.
Former D.C. Councilmember Kevin Chavous of D.C. Children First said October 16 that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had recently approached him and told him to kill the ad.
The 30-second ad, which has been airing on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, and News Channel 8 to viewers in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, urges the president to reauthorize the federally-funded D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program that …