It’s Rahm vs. Axelrod, and Rahm Is Winning

In the days of the old Pravda, one could determine who was winning secret Politburo power struggles by just looking at the official Soviet newspaper. Those winning simply got better press.   Perhaps it may be no different here in the United States.   This week two of the heaviest guns in American media, The […]

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Why the jobs aren’t coming back

Posted by Erick Erickson The Politico has an interesting story about Toyota up. It seems the company does not much care for this administration. Internal Toyota documents derided the Obama administration and Democratic Congress as “activist” and “not industry friendly,” a revelation that comes days before the giant automaker’s top executives testify on Capitol Hill […]

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Senate Passes Iran Sanctions Bill

The U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive Iran sanctions bill. The bill passed by voice vote Thursday evening hews closely to a companion bill passed last month in the U.S. House of Representatives; White House requests to roll back some of the harsher provisions were unheeded. The bills target Iran’s energy sector, singling out for sanctions […]

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Emanuel Says WH is ‘Fed Up’ With Israel

The United States is “fed up” with Israelis who “adopt the right ideas too late,” and also with the “Palestinians who always miss opportunities,” White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel angrily told an Israeli diplomat recently. IDF Army Radio reported that Emanuel said this in a meeting with Israel’s Consul in Los Angeles, Yaki […]

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“Party Crashers” Knew Obama before state dinner

While the big gun media and American Secret Service are out there investigating “party crashers” Tareq and Michaele Salahi, no one’s telling the truth: Obama knew the Salahis when he was still an Illinois senator. Polo Contacts Worldwide could make it easy for the investigating Secret Service by brown-enveloping them this picture: Hey Secret Agent […]

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White House Security Lapse a Disgrace

By: Ronald Kessler The fact that party crashers were allowed into a White House State Dinner without being on the guest list is emblematic of the Secret Service’s corner cutting detailed in my book, “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect.“ It’s clear […]

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Democratic says he got a warning from White House to Stay off Fox News

By Peter Nicholas Reporting from Washington – At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, an outlet that presidential aides have depicted as not so much a news-gathering operation as a political opponent bent on damaging the Obama administration. One Democratic […]

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Obama’s Too-Big-to-Fail Plan Is Too Dumb to Pass:

Commentary by Kevin Hasset Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s appearance in Congress last week to explain how President Barack Obama would overhaul financial regulation elicited the most striking sign yet that the wheels have come off the administration’s economic-policy team. The White House had proposed, and Geithner was ready to defend, such […]

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