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Ground Zero Mosque, Obama Extends and Revises his Remarks

August 14, 2010 Politisite 0

Today in Florida President Barack Obama “backed off” (as Politico’s Carol Lee put it) his defense of the Ground Zero mosque. Obama now claims that last night he was only defending the legal rights of the organizers: “I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there. I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates […]

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Obama to OK offshore drilling

March 30, 2010 Politisite 0

The Obama administration is expected to announce by Wednesday its updated plan for oil and natural gas drilling in U.S. waters, including whether to allow exploration for the first time along the U.S. East Coast. The plan could pave the way for a significant new domestic source of energy, helping to reduce U.S. dependence on oil imports and boost supplies of natural gas used to displace coal in power plants […]

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Is Obama a hypocrite on reconciliation?

March 9, 2010 Politisite 0

With President Barack Obama calling for Congress to move toward a reconciliation bill on health care (which would require only a simple majority of 51 votes in the Senate rather than the customary supermajority of 60), many conservative opponents have posted pre-presidential Obama quotes that they say expose his hypocrisy on the issue. We’ll examine the context of some of the more popular quotes being cited, and then weigh in […]