The NY Times declined an invitation to have lunch with the president and "about a dozen" other reporters at the White House today. Why? The Obama administration wanted to talk to reporters about the problems the press has with the way they've been
In one of the first military commissions held under the Obama administration, a US military judge has ruled that confessions obtained by threatening the subject with rape are admissible in court.
Florida State University oceanographer Ian McDonald points out that the government scientists claiming almost all of the oil is gone are the same folks who said that only 5,000 barrels of oil were leaking a day, and who denied that there were...
"I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested," Gibbs said. "I mean, it’s crazy."
CBS Is Letting YOU Rate the President. Takes all of fifteen seconds. Take the poll yourself and when you submit your grading of how he is handling the top issues, a second page will come up showing you the current results of how America is voting.
A former cook for Osama bin Laden's entourage in Afghanistan has reached a secret agreement with the U.S. government that will allow him to serve any sentence at a minimum-security facility at Guantanamo Bay.
While the liberal-dominated US mainstream media have largely ignored the story, it is all over the blogosphere and talk radio, and will undoubtedly add to the President’s free falling poll ratings. As much as the media establishment turn a blind eye
The State Department’s recent revelation in response to a FOIA request that the pre-1965 passport files of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham Soetoro, were destroyed in the 1980s, has re-ignited suspicions that Obama’s mother worked for the CIA...
Of course, the administration (and its dwindling members) is well-aware of this fact, which is why the next three months will likely see a record amount of pandering, populism and outright manipulation of everything that can be manipulated...
Lt. Colonel Jackson, Pentagon-appointed defense lawyer for Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, who will be the first trial at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Khadr, 23, is due to stand trial for war crimes allegedly committed when he was 15 years old.
The author of Democracy in America would be less than impressed with the extravagance and arrogance on display among the White House elites that rule America as though they had been handed some divine right to govern with impunity.
Support for Obama's management of the war fell to 36%, down from 48% in a February poll. Now, a record 43% also say it was a mistake to go to war there after the terrorist attacks in 2001.
Knowing as we do that any "aid to housing" is aimed at saving banks from housing-related insolvency, we might ask: just how much pain is potentially out there for banks and institutions holding mortgages and mortgage-backed securities?
Policy makers will have no compunction about adding to The Deficit at the next crisis. That’s when hyperinflation will kick us in the teeth.
The number of underwater mortgages is at least 14.7 million, and amounts to just about $770 Billion in underwater equity. In other words, if the rumor is true, the US taxpayers are about to subsidze over 3/4 of a trillion in underwater equity...
Yves here. In simple terms, someone (presumably the foreclosure mill) is simply fabricating documents, and doing it in such a ham-handed fashion that it doesn’t even come close to satisfying the requirements of the PSA.
The government has apparently decided, in its infinite wisdom, that what the American economy really needs is more homebuyers with no equity.
In other words, it’s exactly the same kind of Obamanomics that we have seen for the last eighteen months — spend what we don’t have now, run up debt like crazy, and hope that a momentary spike will translate into political success.
The US isn't withdrawing from Iraq at all – it's rebranding the occupation. Just as George Bush's war on terror was retitled "overseas contingency operations" when Obama became president, US "combat operations" will be rebadged from next month as "st
The Bush administration's "misguided" policies are to blame for huge U.S. budget deficits, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner charged on Wednesday as he sought to build an election-year case for ending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
President Barack Obama's signature plan to combat the housing crisis has fallen short of its goals -- rather than significantly and permanently reducing home foreclosures, it is only delaying them.
Seventeen months after President Barack Obama pledged to withdraw all combat brigades from Iraq by Sept. 1, 2010, he quietly abandoned that pledge Monday, admitting implicitly that such combat brigades would remain until the end of 2011.
Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections.
August 3, 2010 - MEMORANDUM FOR: The President - FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) - SUBJECT: War With Iran
The "white farmer" revelation was not the real story - but a trap - laid to expose Sherrod and Obama's activities in the "Pigman v. Glickman" race extortion fraud.
Seventeen months after President Barack Obama pledged to withdraw all combat brigades from Iraq by Sep. 1, 2010, he quietly abandoned that pledge Monday, admitting implicitly that such combat brigades would remain until the end of 2011.
The decisive vote is all but assured by week's end for President Barack Obama's nominee. Nearly all Democrats and a handful of GOP senators are expected to vote for her, but the two parties are deeply divided over her qualifications.
Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, the State Department has released passport records of Stanley Ann Dunham, President Obama's mother – but records for the years surrounding Obama's 1961 birth are missing.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday to face him in a televised one-on-one debate to see who has the best solutions for the world's problems.
The United States is close to activating a missile shield over southern Europe as part of its effort to shore up regional defenses in the face of a missile threat from Iran, The Washington Post reported.