Well, he says that he did – but,t o be frank about it, it’s usually pretty hard for me to tell one kind of iPhone apart from the other. Although, admittedly, if this story is true then the news would be red-hot…
Goodness gracious. If somebody from the White House isn’t screaming at the New York Times yet for this article…
He had just hung up the telephone with the devastated parents before heading in front of the cameras. Unusually emotional, President Obama declared himself “heartbroken” by the brutal murder of an American journalist, James Foley, and vowed to “be relentless” against Islamic radicals threatening to kill another American.
But as soon as the cameras went off, Mr. Obama headed to his favorite golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind.
…they will be. Come, I will conceal nothing from you: when I did this post last night I merely looked at the tweet and didn’t click through to the article*. But now that I did… hoo, boy. The NYT front-loaded the criticism, and stuck the apologia somewhere down where people start to stop reading the article; this probably came as an unpleasant surprise to White House staff, given that they’re not really used to criticism from the NYT at all. (more…)
Obama spokesman says ‘good time was had by all’ at party as Ferguson protests raged http://t.co/I6RsmEBd3J
— Red Alert Politics (@RedAlert) August 14, 2014
Somebody explain to Eric Schultz when it’s a good time to get your politician boss away from a party. Or… actually, never mind. Heckuva job there, Eric. Keep it up.
I was going to give it a pass, but if the book is hated this much by the Clinton Machine then maybe there’s something to it.
Former Clinton administration press secretary Mike McCurry is quietly waging a campaign to quash coverage on a new tell-all book that exposes Bill and Hillary Clinton’s massive political empire.
McCurry has successfully blockedPolitico media reporter Dylan Byers from writing about the bestselling Clinton, Inc., written byWeekly Standard editor Daniel Halper, according to emails obtained by theWashington Free Beacon.
Hillary Clinton’s people are certainly stereotypical about this sort of thing.
— Sissy Willis (@SissyWillis) August 1, 2014
I suppose that this will depress you, given our current… what I will be charitable and call ‘leadership.’ But it’s still worth your attention. Ladies and gentlemen, Ronald Reagan’s Brandenburg Gate speech, June 12, 1987.
Always remember: we have, indeed, had it worse.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
The part that I bolded is simply not true:
Four years after enactment of what is widely viewed as President Barack Obama’s key legislative achievement, however, it’s unclear whether the health care law is still on track to reduce the deficit or whether it may actually end up adding to the federal debt. In fact, the answer to that question has become something of a mystery.
The answer to the question is It’s a government program that was conceived in folly, developed without direction, and birthed in rancid partisanship. Of course it’s going to add to the federal debt. Seriously: doesn’t anybody read, anymore? None of this is surprising to people with even a rudimentary knowledge on how expensive government policy can get when you don’t rigorously control it. (more…)
Mind you, both the state Obamacare exchange AND the governor deserve it.
The state Obamacare exchange for not working, and the governor for contributing to the general lack of function. For those who missed the original story: Hawaii, like many other Democratic controlled states*, produced its own state exchange. And, like many other Democratic-controlled states, the exchange has crashed, burned, exploded, sunk below the waves, and then exploded again. Just in time, I might add, for the 2014 election cycle, which amusingly enough is a midterm – which means that most of the governors’ races are taking place this November. (more…)