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The Lawlessness Continues

I guess, at some point, the ignorance of the law and the Constitution becomes so brazen that people hardly notice anymore. And so the White House can pretty much start doing whatever it pleases. Last night, President Obama subverted a Justice Department investigation. Yeah, he did. During the back rub of an interview the president received from Chris Matthews Thursday night, Obama, while decrying the

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Little Ballerinas Booted for Matthews’ Obama Interview!

For his no-news suck up session with President Obama Thursday night, MSNBC host Chris Matthews decided he’d take American University’s Greenberg Theatre, thank you very much. Only, the theater was already booked by a dance school that was scheduled to do their Nutcracker dress rehearsal there. No dice. The little ballerinas were booted out on their tiaras. That prompted an angry email to Matthews from

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Obama to Travel to South Africa Next Week

President and Mrs. Obama will travel to South Africa next week “to participate in memorial events,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said this afternoon. Carney did not say exactly when Obama will leave, and it’s not exactly clear which events Obama will attend. A memorial for Mandela will be held Tuesday at FNB stadium in Johannesburg. After that Mandela’s remains will lie in state

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It’s About Me! And Joe!

You know, Thursday I wrote that it was appropriate that Obama be a little self-referential in his statement on Mandela’s death, given that both are historic figures in the march toward racial equality. Some of you called me on it, and while I still think it’s valid, you had a point. I took a closer look at the statement and noticed . . . there’s

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Unemployment Rate Drops to Five Year Low

The unemployment rate declined to 7 percent last month, it’s lowest level in five years, providing a boost to President Obama as he seeks to emerge from the Obamacare rollout fiasco. Some previous declines in the unemployment rate have been largely due to people giving up a leaving the workforce, but November seems to be different, as payrolls rose by 203,000. Average hourly earnings and

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The Obama Morning News || December 6, 2013

Obamacare worst-case scenario on tap? . . . Politico Majority want Obamacare rolled back or gone . . . Gallup State exchanges hitting data issues . . . Politico Lawmakers snagged on DC exchange . . . Examiner Obama dismisses IRS Tea Party targeting . . . Daily Caller Left wants more Obama rule by fiat . . . Washington Times How Mandela’s cause shaped Obama

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