As if the White House did not already have the mainstream media in its back pocket, the Obama administration decided to create a position that ultimately counters any news story regarding the Obama administration that has anything less than a positive spin, adding yet another government job to the payroll.
The field of Republican potential candidates for Barack Obama's job changes almost daily, as one possibility or another announces he will not run and another makes it official he will. Over the past weekend, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels took himself out of the presidential picture and on Monday former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlwenty made his long-anticipated announcement that he is, indeed, in the running.
The Obama reelection campaign is digging for �dirt� on Republican Chris Christie, the New York Post reported Monday, despite the New Jersey governor's repeated pronouncements that he will not be a candidate for President in 2012. The campaign team is doing "opposition research" in case Christie changes his mind, the Post said in reporting the "Obama operatives are compiling a dossier" on the governor. "Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, did not respond to messages," the report said.
Here�s one for late-night jokester Jay Leno�s weekly �Headlines� segment featuring Stupid Criminals � his favorite target. Although, he might want to consider a sister segment to his repertoire: Clueless Victims.
A recent Washington Times article posed a critical question: will the Republicans choose the Constitution or the money?
The Republican Party has been ravaged by an internecine battle fought between the forces of "conservatism" on one side and "constitutionalism" on the other. These former tent mates have come out in open antagonism against each other with the control of the GOP as the spoils promised to the winner.
In response to President Obama�s announcement that he supports Palestinian demands to redraw the Israeli borders to the pre-1967 parameters, Representative Allen West (R-Fla., pictured) declared that Obama�s endorsement of that policy �could be the beginning of the end as we know it for the Jewish state.�
West labeled Obama�s support of the pre-1967 borders the �most egregious foreign policy decision,� explaining:
The Republican-controlled legislature of Tennessee has become the latest in a growing number of states to tackle public-employees unions. On May 19, its House of Representatives voted 59 to 39 to remove from teachers' unions significant collective bargaining rights. Though the bill does not affect bargaining for pay or benefits, it does take away the right to bargain on issues such as job performance, classroom assignments, and bonus pay.
There may be trouble in paradise between the Obama administration and its union support as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (left) is expected to issue an ultimatum to the administration in a speech this afternoon at the National Press Club. According to Trumka, congressional Democrats aren�t doing enough to back labor unions.
When GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich called Barack Obama a “food stamp president,” he was charged with using “racially-tinged language.” Of course, Gingrich’s assertions had nothing to do with race and everything to do with the 47 million Americans currently receiving food stamps, including Michigan's $2 million lottery winner Leroy Fick, who asserts that he will continue to collect food stamps despite his winnings, and is permitted to do so under the current system.
Radio host and political commentator Michael Medved (left) has written an article for the Daily Beast, which argues that Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) has �stretched libertarianism past the breaking point.� His concern is that if Paul�s beliefs were put into practice � that the federal government has no business regulating prostitution, the use of illegal drugs, and related vices � those vices would flourish in American society.