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NATO Running Out of Munitions

Oh well, looks like President Obama may have to return to the terrible inconvenience of participating in a war he helped start. It turns out Great Britain and France, to support their experiments in Socialism, have been skimping on weapons, assuming we’d come to the rescue if the Russians marched or take care of business if the Islamists started blowing things up. And so NATO’s

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Gallup: Obama Approval Rating Ties Record Low

President Obama’s approval rating is now tied for a record low in the daily Gallup tracking poll, with only 41 percent approving of his performance while 50 percent say they do not. Obama has only reached this level three times before – twice in August 2010 and once in October 2010. The worst news for Obama? His numbers among independents are down nine percent from

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Obama to Take Deficit Reduction Show on the Road

President Obama is doubling down on his fiscal policy speech Wednesday – widely panned, including here, as more a political than economic initiative – taking it on the road for three town hall meetings next week. One of the events will be at Facebook HQ in Palo Alto as part of what appears to be a growing alliance between the social website and the White

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Obama’s Unscripted Moment

Here’s the CBS audio of remarks by President Obama last night that were accidentally transmitted over the White House feed and into the White House press room, where the indefatigable Mark Knoller was working, apparently alone. It appears Knoller alertly flipped a switch and recorded the comments, which Obama made to some donors at a fundraising event in Chicago You can hear Obama’s contempt for

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Obama Gets Into It With Trump on Birthplace

President Obama yesterday signalled the White House strategy for dealing with foes like Donald Trump who question where he was born: You are crazy people. In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, asked about mentioned that he doesn’t “have horns” and labeling as conspiracy theorists those who thing he was born in Kenya. Obama’s political advisers clearly believe they can use the issue against Republicans.

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Quote of the Day

“I think there’s been far too much complaining about the budget deal. Most of the cuts take effect within the next 20-30 years, and the rest by mid-century at the latest.” – House Speaker John Boehner A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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Obama Morning News || Friday, April 15, 2011

President Obama returned to Chicago for fundraisers in what amounted to a kickoff of his reelection campaign. Obama’s first job is to reconnect with the masses who put him into office, writes Mike Allen in POLITICO. The Obama-Boehner budget deal passed the House, but many conservatives were none to happy and a battle over the debt ceiling looms. The White House sought to begin deficit talks amid partisan

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Obama Changes Libya Mission to Ousting Qaddafi

President Obama is formally adding the removal of Muammar Qaddafi to the Libya war, declaring that NATO bombing will not end until Qaddafi is gone. In an op-ed piece published today in the International Herald Tribune, Le Figaro, and the Times of London, Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and British Prime Minister David Cameron write what was obvious to others when the “kinetic military exercise”

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