Author Schweizer: Liberals Risking Global Economy

By: Chris Wessling Author Peter Schweizer says as a young lawyer in Chicago, Barack Obama played an important role in shifting the balance of power away from free-market forces – actions that continue to reverberate today. “A lot of people are familiar with Barack Obama as a community activist, but people don’t realize that he […]

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Barack Obama’s Top 10 unfulfilled pledges

by Toby Harnden in Washington PolitiFact, a political accountability project run by Florida’s St Petersburg Times, has formulated an “Obamameter” gauge that registers seven broken promises, a dozen stalled initiatives and 117 pet projects still “in the works”. Here is the top 10 list of most glaring examples of Mr Obama falling short in key […]

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That Nobel Peace Prize: Bashes Bush, Handcuffs Obama

By Daniel Pipes National Review Online October 9, 2009 “He won what?” is the first universal reaction. And second, at least on the Right: “Why did they do that?” Even the Nobel committee’s citation does not pretend Barack Obama has actually achieved anything. Rather, it was given to him “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen […]

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Firefighters stood to lose grant to ACORN

By Audrey Hudson EDITORS’ NOTE: THIS STORY HAS BEEN CORRECTED. Nearly $1 million in Homeland Security funding typically earmarked for fire departments has been awarded to ACORN before Congress signaled that it intended to cut off federal funding to the embattled group. The grant to ACORN’s Louisiana office became public in September before the House […]

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Peace Process or War Process?

by Daniel Pipes Middle East Quarterly Fall 2009 When Barack Obama announced in June 2009 about Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, “I’m confident that if we stick with it, having started early, that we can make some serious progress this year,” he displayed a touching, if naïve optimism. Indeed, his determination fits a well-established pattern of determination by […]

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Geneva: Big, Ominous Win for Iran

By: Kenneth R. Timmerman Thursday’s meeting in Geneva between the great powers and Iran delivered a big win for Iran, whose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could go to bed that night once again truly believing “America can do nothing” — a phrase his mentor, Islamic revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, loved to repeat. The buildup on […]

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