Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk. She’d studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing recommendations. But because she was a woman, she was rejected. Ten years later, she sent her first brief to the Supreme Court — which led it to strike down a state law based on gender discrimination for the first time. And then, for nearly three […]
In his words Lyons says that the attack on Benghazi was a bungled kidnapping attempt to be perpetrated upon Ambassador Stevens. This was to appear to be a hostage exchange for a terrorist prisoner who was to be released in trade for a supposedly captured US ambassador. The trade would have been for Omar Abdel Rahman an international prisoner, known as the Blind Sheikh.
Seems like the White House is emphasizing two different angles on the 1.1 Billion increase for the Internal Revenue Service in Obama’s Budget. To Reporters the increase is to answer questions and provide quality information to taxpayers. But on the IRS website they emphasize that the funds will actually decrease the deficit by increasing enforcement and collections. Additionally, they highlight a program to police the Tax Preparer industry by checking […]
This year we’ve turned Obama and Biden into puppets to sing a duet of regret. After a grueling year of Wikileaks and oil spills, join our Oval Officers in kicking off 2011 by kicking 2010 out the door! Related: See more funny videos at http://sendables.jibjab.com !
Last night’s “Saturday Night Live” opened up with a sketch about President Obama’s recent trip to Asia for the G-20 conference. During a routine press event, things get awkward when China’s President Hu Jintao brings up an $800 billion debt owed to China by the United States.
From an immigration law in Arizona to a planned mosque near Ground Zero to Glenn Beck emoting at the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the controversies roiling American politics in recent weeks and months have featured an ugly undertone, suggesting meanness, prejudice and, in the eyes of some, outright racism. And it is conservatives — whether Republican politicians, Fox News […]
“He cannot save 2010,” the big-time Democrat is saying of Barack Obama. “It is gone. He must now concentrate on saving 2012. But the biggest fear of some of those close to him is that he might not really want to go on in 2012, that he might not really care.”
Seems this is a Dem talking point that has been making the rounds for a few months. It is now part of the Jobs talking points that lead folks to believe a higher unemployment rate really doesn’t equate to less job creation Dem rep: Obama will create more jobs in 2010 than entire Bush presidency Obama administration would create as many jobs in 2010 as during “the entire Bush presidency,” […]
Oh I just love this guilt by sitting in the same High School class. Wonder why the left didn’t give the same weight to Barack Obama sitting in Jeremiah Wrights Church for twenty years. Leave it to Keith Obermann to make these connections without looking at the political implications
However CNS News reported today that the Obama Administration preferred the release of Meghahi on compassionate grounds.
The Obama administration on Monday released the text of the LeBaron letter. It says Megrahi’s release on compassionate grounds would be “far preferable” than his return to Libya under a prisoner transfer agreement, but also sets two important conditions to this – he would have to remain in Scotland under supervision, and Scotland would have to release “the results of independent and comprehensive medical exams clearly establishing that Megrahi’s life expectancy is less than three months.” The full text of the letter is here.
The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens to undermine US President Barack Obama’s claim last week that all Americans were “surprised, disappointed and angry” to learn of Megrahi’s release.
Scottish ministers viewed the level of US resistance to compassionate release as “half-hearted” and a sign it would be accepted.
The US has tried to keep the letter secret, refusing to give permission to the Scottish authorities to publish it on the grounds it would prevent future “frank and open communications” with other governments.
In the letter, sent on August 12 last year to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and justice officials, Mr LeBaron wrote that the US wanted Megrahi to remain imprisoned in view of the nature of the crime.