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President George W. Bush Used Children at Press Conference Too...

… although it was “No Child Left Behind.” Education legislation. President Obama will feature children at his press conference tomorrow unveiling a plan to reduce gun violence and limit access to guns and/or ammunition. A bridge too far?   ReactionLOL (0) It’s a Trappp! (0) Bias (0) Losing (0) Fail (0) Winning (0) Aww (0)

Ali A. Akbar's Post-Election Manifesto Twitter Rant

I was depressed. We had just lost the most important election of our lifetime and I wasn’t going to be chipper or be one of the commentators telling people to pick themselves up. This isn’t a game. I don’t do this purely for profit. I convinced people to sacrifice a lot–I’ve sacrificed so much over these past two years. A Twitter follower turned friend, @McCallTomeny explained to me that he […]

TEXT: Barack Obama's Floor Speech as a State Senator on Welfare Reform

STATE OF ILLINOIS 90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION SENATE TRANSCRIPT 60th Legislative Day May 31, 1997 First of all, what I’d like to do is just commend both Senator Syverson, as well as the Governor’s Office, for entering into good-faith negotiations on what is a huge bill that hasn’t received too much attention. There hasn’t been too much political heat around this issue. There hasn’t been too much rhetoric around this issue. Nevertheless, this may […]

Obama Recess Appointment's Union Past Under Scrutiny

Barack Obama’s history of recess appointments is widely agreed to be less than stellar. Now, FOX News is raising questions about another recess appointment, that of former International Union of Operating Engineers lawyer Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board. The FOX story alleges that more than 60 Union members have been arrested and jailed in the past decade on mob-related charges. It goes on to assert that there is no […]

Obama Addresses NALEO (Full Video)

Today, for the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama addressed the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, one day after GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressed the same group. In 2008, President Obama assured the group that, if elected, he would visit the group every year. Apparently, only in campaign years. Full video of his speech today: ReactionLOL (0) It’s a Trappp! (0) Bias (0) Losing (0) Fail (0) Winning (0) Aww (0)

A Sham Coalition, Obamacare, and David Axelrod's Impropriety

In 1985, with three other individuals, David Axelrod started AKPD, a political/media consulting firm that caters to progressive candidates. The firm was in charge of President Barack Obama’s 2008 election, and after the election, Obama invited Axelrod to come on board as his Senior Advisor. AKPD was to buy out Axelrod’s stake in the company to remove the impression of impropriety for $2 million. AKPD did indeed buy out Axelrod’s […]

Obama Set to Party, Fundraise with Hollywood One Percent

President Obama is set to attend another another splashy Hollywood fundraiser in Los Angeles, California.   The June 29 event is being put on by “Gen 44,” the president’s re-election youth arm. Gen44 is the official under-40 fundraising program of Obama for America comprised of the next generation of leaders, young entrepreneurs, social innovators and activists. The program started as the 2008 campaign’s Generation Obama, and has grown and evolved from […]

Romney Addresses NALEO (Full Video)

Today, presumptive GOP nominee for President Mitt Romney addressed the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. His speech came days after President Obama introduced a new directive that would halt deportations and grant work visas to up to 800,000 illegal immigrants who: came to the US while under 16, have continuously resided in the United States for a least five years preceding the date of this […]

(CORRECTION) Operation Gunrunner, with Stimulus Dollars, had Obama and Holder Approval in March of 2009

Editor’s note: Sometimes things get confusing. The Right Scoop has a correction here. Apparently “gun-running” and “gun-walking” reference different programs. The video has been set to private. *** At a March 24, 2009 press conference, posted over at The Right Scoop, Robert Gibbs introduced a program that he said was “very important to the President.” It was announced that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Deputy Secretary of State […]