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Obama: Blather, rinse, repeat; Boehner: Reduce, reuse…retreat?; Update: Conservatives split, Ryan backs Boehner; Update: Boehner sez “Get me rewrite!” after CBO score, vote delayed until Thursday

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 26, 2011 08:49 AM

If you missed the president’s umpteenth speech last night, you didn’t miss anything. It was the same old, same old, same old, same old, same old stalling, fear-mongering, and blame-shifting. Seriously, if his debt demagoguery gets run through the spin cycle again, the drive belt is going to snap. As for House GOP Speaker Boehner’s […]

Another Manic Debt Plan Monday; Obama Endorses Reid Plan, Boehner Says it’s ‘Full of Gimmicks'; Update: Monday Night Dueling Debt Speeches Added

By Doug Powers  •  July 25, 2011 03:00 PM

**Written by Doug Powers (Scroll down for updates) Two more debt plans are bouncing around Capitol Hill today — the Boehner and Reid plans (Obama just endorsed the Reid plan). As you read the summaries, note the trick Harry Reid employs to artificially bulk up his “cuts” in order to make them more attractive — […]

Obama’s Fundraiser Stand-In: Joe Biden

By Doug Powers  •  July 25, 2011 09:40 AM

“Today the part of the president will be played by…”

Debt Negotiations Proceed Without an Adult in the Room; Update: A Reid Plan w/no Tax Increases?

By Doug Powers  •  July 24, 2011 11:41 AM

**Written by Doug Powers (Scroll down for updates) The media’s favorite tax metaphor has been to refer to President Obama as the “adult in the room.” If that’s the case, the Beltway daycare has been left unattended: First came the Biden talks. When those blew up, the Obama-Boehner talks took center stage. And when that […]

No, James Fallows, the Washington Post doesn’t owe “the world” an apology

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 23, 2011 03:13 PM

The death toll has risen to a staggering 90-plus in the Norway massacre. It is evil in its most unfathomable depths. There are now reports of a possible second gunman/accomplice, according to CBS News and VOA. Howie at the Jawa Report says it well: “As a Christian I have to say I condemn his actions […]

Report: Democrat Rep. David Wu admits sexual encounter with donor’s young daughter; Update: Nancy-come-lately calls for gesture investigation

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 23, 2011 12:13 AM

Wu-hoo! Hey, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Nancy Pelosi, I’m over here! When last I wrote about the bizarre behavior of Democrat Rep. David Wu of Oregon, it was February of this year. I said he needed a Democrat leadership intervention after he freaked out his staff, posed in the above costume obtained by Willamette Week, and […]

Boehner Ends Talks With Obama; Update: GOP Agreed to $800 Billion ‘Revenue’ Increase but Obama Wanted More

By Doug Powers  •  July 23, 2011 12:12 AM

Impasse

Terror blast in Oslo – “massive vehicle bomb; gunman fires on kids’ camp;” Update: Norway had taken action against jihadi cleric who threatened to kill politicians; Update: domestic terrorism suspected–Anders Behring Breivik; a cryptic Twitter message, curious social media trail; At least 80 youths killed, police say

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 22, 2011 10:06 AM

Scroll for updates…FOLLOW MY TWITTER FEED FOR ALL THE LATEST…http://www.twitter.com/michellemalkin… George Gooding (Seixon) passes along this photo of a massive bomb blast at government offices in Oslo: Not much on the wires yet. USA Today has this: The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten quotes witnesses as saying Oslo’s Market Street is “full of chaos” with people “running […]

Dodd-Frank: The Beltway Industry Full-Time Employment Act

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 22, 2011 09:30 AM

I’m the corruptocrat more responsible for creating the banking meltdown conditions. No, I am! My column marks the one-year anniversary of Dodd-Frank’s passage. Go back and look at my overview post from a year ago. It’s all come true, of course. And more. The fight on Capitol Hill to curb the law’s power-grabbing Consumer Financial […]

How Sad: Harry Reid Feeling Ignored in Debt Debate; Update: Senate votes down House CutCapBalance 51-46, Reid dances on grave

By Doug Powers  •  July 21, 2011 10:16 PM

Jilted

Jay Carney: Economy ‘Vastly Improved’ Since Obama Took Office

By Doug Powers  •  July 21, 2011 06:20 PM

**Written by Doug Powers In next year’s election, Team Obama may have no other choice but to campaign against ghosts, figments of the imagination and alternate universes — reality is an opponent they know they will not defeat. White House Spokesman Jay Carney demonstrated that at today’s press conference. Transcript from Real Clear Politics: “Well, […]

PPP: Obama Trails Romney and is Losing Independent Voters

By Doug Powers  •  July 21, 2011 01:19 PM

All compartments breached

More bad news for Silky Pony

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 21, 2011 11:52 AM

About $2 million in federal campaign matching funds that disgrace former Democrat Sen. John Edwards planned to use as legal fees in his adultery/bribery case must now be returned. The Federal Election Commission finally got around to slapping Edwards for violating election spending rules. Shed no tears for Silky. Via National Journal: The Federal Election […]

“Violent extremists have, in fact, obtained insider positions” in nuclear industry

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 21, 2011 08:44 AM

Our latest Homeland Insecurity item of the day comes from a new DHS report warning of the threat of jihadi infiltration of nuclear, utility, and other infrastructure facilities. It’s one of those routine “Hey, there’s no specific threat we can speak of publicly, but we want you to know we’re worrying about it” releases. Via […]

The migraine maelstrom

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 20, 2011 10:59 PM

What a singularly ridiculous brouhaha the Beltway press has stirred up about GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann’s migraines. It’s even sadder that The Daily Caller, which has some terrific investigative reporters like Matthew Boyle on staff, initiated the specious attack. Bachmann was forced to release a doctor’s note about her condition — a condition that some […]

Steny Hoyer: A Balanced Budget Amendment Would Make it Virtually Impossible to Raise Taxes

By Doug Powers  •  July 20, 2011 09:25 PM

**Written by Doug Powers If you’re on the fence as far as an opinion on a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, Steny Hoyer seems to be unwittingly trying to push you in the “pro” direction: (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D.-Md.) said on the House floor last night that if the balanced […]

Debt Debate Question Fail of the Day

By Doug Powers  •  July 20, 2011 03:46 PM

“Do you have a degree in economics?”

Lunch Tip: Order the ‘Michelle Obama Special’ at Shake Shack — They’ll Know What it Means

By Doug Powers  •  July 20, 2011 01:32 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Because of Michelle Obama’s Shake Shack order last Monday, among other food stops, more people are buying burgers, fries and milk shakes. FLOTUS visits are mini-stimulus for restaurants — except these stimulus actually seem to work. Washington Post: Obama Foodarama is reporting that Shake Shack and Eatonville are reporting a “Michelle […]

Obama’s Ministers of Culture and Agitprop

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 20, 2011 11:23 AM

On July 6, I told you about all the well-heeled spinners in the White House Office of Public Engagement. Their ranks keep on swelling. My column today introduces you to the newly-designed “America’s Champions of Change for the Arts.” Yes, it’s as creepy as it sounds. *** Obama’s Ministers of Culture and Agitprop by Michelle […]

Dead or alive? Taliban denies rumors of Mullah Omar’s death, blames…hacking

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 20, 2011 12:03 AM

What a day, huh? Late-breaking news tonight is that Taliban “supreme leader” Mullah Omar may be dead. Or not. In an uncanny turn of current events, the Taliban reportedly claims its phones have been hacked: KABUL: Two Taliban spokesmen said their mobile phones had been hacked and false text messages sent out on Wednesday reporting […]

Obamacare Fables: The Greatest Hits Video

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 19, 2011 09:31 PM

Last week, I published The Ever-Expanding Catalogue of Obamacare Fables. This week, MRCTV and BreitbartTV bring you an excellent and handy video of Obama’s favorite health care takeover tall tales in his own words. All it needs is an “Unhappily Ever After” end page. Watch: Like this:Like Loading…

PLAs should be outlawed

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 19, 2011 04:58 PM

Graphic via The Truth about PLAs I’ve written before about Project Labor Agreements — Big Labor’s blunt instrument used to give unions a leg up in contracting. This racket needs all the exposure it can get. As previously noted, PLAs in theory set reasonable pre-work terms and conditions — but in practice, require contractors to […]

Talking turkey

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 19, 2011 02:03 PM

President Obama was back in front of the cameras and teleprompter again this afternoon to provide a chirpy update on the debt limit negotiations. He waved his pom-poms for the emerging Gang of Six or Seven talks and commanded political opponents to “put aside their differences” and “talk turkey.” What we need is government to […]

Hacking is a serious crime and grave privacy invasion. PERIOD.; Update: Attacker at Murdoch hearing — with cream, video of Wendi Murdoch reaction added; full Rupert Murdoch statement link added

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 19, 2011 10:45 AM

Heads are rolling in the News of the World hacking scandal aftermath. As they should be. Several editors and London police officials have resigned. More are undoubtedly on the way. A former NoTW reporter-turned-whisteblower who suffered from drug and alcohol addictions has now tragically turned up dead — compounding a global media tragedy that has […]

You’ve got hate mail: Midsummer night edition; Update: And now…a lawsuit threat

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 19, 2011 12:21 AM

Hey, readers, it’s been a while since I gave you a peek into the hate mail bag. Rest assured, all the progressives, moooderates, and No Labels “independents” have been busy little bees at their spittle-stained keyboards. Long live the Era of New Tone and Civility. As always: Language warning… *** Spell-check, please! DKFergsuon donnakay@netlink.net via […]

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