Obama 2012 Campaign Manager Jim Messina announced via web-video this morning that, over the last three months, President Obama raised $47 million from 552,462 people for his reelection campaign. To put that number in perspective consider: Read More
President Obama has more than a few congressional GOPers shaking in their boots with his threat to not pay Social Security checks after August 2 if Republicans don't cave in to his demand that they support tax increases and hiking the national debt limit. Read More
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman isn't really serious about seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. If he was, the last thing he would do is appoint Mark McIntosh as his top policy advisor.
According to Politico Pro, McIntosh will "will split his time between Huntsman's Orlando headquarters and the GOP policy world in Washington coordinating expert advice on a range of issues, from the economy to energy, health care and foreign policy." Read More
A House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee months ago asked President Obama's Office of Management and Budget for documents concerning a $335 million federal loan guarantee given to a politically correct clean energy firm. Some of the documents were provided, but many more have been withheld without explanation. Read More
President Obama told CBS News today that he "cannot guarantee that those [Social Security] checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it." Read More
President Obama’s proposals to raise taxes on oil and gas industries to reduce the federal government's $1.3 trillion annual deficit will cause a loss of 155,000 jobs, $68 billion in lost wages, and $83.5 million in reduced tax revenues.
So says Louisiana State University economist Joseph Mason who released a study today that examined the effects of Obama’s proposition to eliminate tax deductions on oil and gas companies. Read More
Can you guess who said this?
"Normally, you don’t raise taxes in a recession, which is why we haven’t and why we’ve instead cut taxes. So I guess what I’d say to Scott is – his economics are right. You don’t raise taxes in a recession. We haven’t raised taxes in a recession.”
Or this? Read More
At Monday’s debt limit press conference, President Obama claimed: “With respect to Social Security, Social Security is not the source of our deficit problems.” This is simply false. Read More
Protestors chanting "Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Cronyism has got to go!" marched during the lunch hour today in front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Washington, D.C. headquarters.
The marchers were protesting the appearance of General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt in the chamber's day-long conference on job creation, Jobs for America Summit. Immelt, who is chairman of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, was the event's keynoter. Read More
I received an email from actor Kalpen Modi this morning informing me that President Obama has launched a new White House website specifically for Young Americans. The masthead of the new website reads “Winning the Future: President Obama and Young Americans.” Read More