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Obama slams environMENTALists approves two nuclear reactors

February 15, 2010 politisite 0

President Barack Obama will announce on Tuesday plans for the government to help finance the construction of two nuclear reactors — the first in nearly 30 years, a top US official said. Obama, who has advocated reducing foreign energy dependency and cutting back on greenhouse gases, will use a 2005 law that authorizes the Energy Department to guarantee loans to projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Obama “has long […]

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Obama claims Bush administration got 190 terrorism convictions in federal court

February 14, 2010 politisite 0

As the debate rages over whether Guantanamo detainees ought to be tried in federal court, a lot of numbers are flying around that may appear confusing or conflicting. Often, the numbers are attached to one of two positions: You’ve got the Obama administration arguing that many of the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ought to be tried in federal courts on American soil; while Republicans generally argue that the […]

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Obama Blames need for Recess Appointments on GOP

February 11, 2010 politisite 0

President Obama waited nearly seven months to nominate candidates for his administration, but now he blames Republicans for not getting his nominees through in a timely manner.  Obama threatens to use a tool called, ‘recess appointments’ when Congress goes on vacation later this month.  Senate Majority leader Harry Reid was dead set against recess appointments when George W. Bush used them while he was president but with the flip of […]

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Boehner and Eric Cantor write letter questioning if Obama is commited to bipartisanship

February 8, 2010 politisite 0

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) wrote a letter addressed to the White House questioning whether the president is truly committed to bipartisanship or if the upcoming meeting is nothing more than a mere photo opportunity on health care reform. The letter also asked is the president is willing to take reconciliation of the Health Care bill off the table. Read the letter here: […]

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Despite what you have heard, Town halls not resulting in more presidential threats

August 16, 2009 politisite 0

There has been no increase in the number of security threats to President Barack Obama despite the contentious town hall meetings taking place around the country, according to the White House. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs also said Friday there has been no change in the security precautions. “We haven't viewed any increase in threats, and there's been no change in any of that,” Gibbs said. Earlier this week, […]

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From the Left – Susan Estrich on Health Care

August 15, 2009 politisite 0

America has two problems to deal with in the health care debate, and only one of them relates to health care. The other is our increasing inability to have a conversation with each other without screaming, vilifying, threatening and boycotting. It’s getting scary out there, and I’m not just talking about death panels or whatever they are. I’m talking about the civility that is the essence of democracy. Liberals and […]

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Axelrod Wanted 'SPAM' White House E-mail to Go “Viral”

August 14, 2009 politisite 0

The Obama White House has engaged in an attempt to mimic the vibrant opposition to its healthcare agenda by sending out an e-mail from White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod. “Dear Friend,” the August 13 message began, “This is probably one of the longest emails I’ve ever sent, but it could be the most important.” Axelrod explained that the e-mail was designed to counter opposition “viral emails that fly unchecked […]

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45% Rate Obama Good or Excellent Down 19 Points in just 6 months

August 12, 2009 politisite 0

Forty-five percent (45%) of U.S. voters now give President Obama good or excellent marks on leadership, down three points from last month and down 19 points from when he took office in January, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Nearly one-third of voters (32%) see Obama as a poor leader, down two points from July. The percentage of voters who give the president a poor rating on […]

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Georgia Senator Isakson Blasts Obama And US House For Misleading Public, Misrepresenting His Association With Health Care Bill

August 11, 2009 politisite 0

Senator Johnny Isakson’s office issued a strong rebuke to the White House today in order to set the record straight regarding both his position on the House approved Health Care overhaul, as well as his position on end of life options. Isakson offered an amendment during the Senate committee hearings in July to the Senate version that allowed an individual to offer end of life instructions in advance of a […]