Ayers admits writing “Dreams From My Father” – American Thinker

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October 07, 2009 Ayers admits writing “Dreams From My Father” By James Simpson Last Friday we posted an article on these pages asserting Bill Ayers’ authorship of President Barack Obama’s ‘Dreams From My Father,’ based on claims made by Obama biographer Christopher Andersen. It is possible that we have now gotten direct confirmation of this from Bill Ayers himself

Feingold hits Obama’s use of ‘czars’ – Washington Times

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Feingold hits Obama’s use of ‘czars’
By Kara Rowland
A top Senate Democrat said just because other presidents have created “czars” to carry out administration policy does not mean President Obama is right to follow their lead – and warned that Congress may have to step in and keep White House appointees in check.
Senators [...]

No, you can’t see the health care bill | Washington Examiner

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No, you can’t see the health care bill
Examiner Editorial
October 7, 2009
When then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama promised not to sign major legislation until it had been posted on the Internet for public reading at least five days, trusting voters took him at his word. Now they know better. Not only is the actual language of [...]

Obama mum on adding more troops in Afghanistan – AP

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Oct 7, 12:05 AM EDT
Obama mum on adding more troops in Afghanistan
By BEN FELLER – AP
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday ruled out shrinking the Afghanistan war to a counterterrorism campaign. Yet he did not signal whether he is prepared to send any more troops to the war zone – either the 40,000 [...]

Behind Afghan War Debate, a Battle of Two Books Rages – WSJ.com

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OCTOBER 7, 2009
Behind Afghan War Debate, a Battle of Two Books Rages
By PETER SPIEGEL and JONATHAN WEISMAN
WASHINGTON — The struggle to set the future course of the Afghan war is becoming a battle of two books — both suddenly popular among White House and Pentagon brain trusts.
The two draw decidedly different lessons from the Vietnam [...]

Another Failed Presidency: American Thinker

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August 31, 2009
Another Failed Presidency
By Geoffrey P. Hunt
Barack Obama is on track to have the most spectacularly failed presidency since Woodrow Wilson.
In the modern era, we’ve seen several failed presidencies–led by Jimmy Carter and LBJ. Failed presidents have one strong common trait– they are repudiated, in the vernacular, spat out. Of course, LBJ wisely took [...]

Greta: Sen. Judiciary Cmte on Czars – FOXNews – VIDEO

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Bi-Partisan panel questioning Constitutionality of White House Czars

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California’s Reversal on Welfare Pleases Recipients and Worries Experts – NYTimes.com

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California’s Zigzag on Welfare Rules Worries Experts
By ERIK ECKHOLM
Published: October 6, 2009
FRESNO, Calif. — As he pressed state lawmakers over the summer to close a record budget deficit, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lathered scorn on the state’s welfare-to-work program. He called it too lenient on the work requirement and overly generous in its benefits. At one [...]

Lose Afghanistan, Lose Pakistan, Lose Iran, Lose It All – American Thinker

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October 06, 2009
Lose Afghanistan, Lose Pakistan, Lose Iran, Lose It All
By James Lewis
The gangster regimes of the world are on the march, and they’ve got our number. They know how to squeeze more civilized nations. Our weakness is cowardice, and that goes double or triple in the face of nuclear weapons. That’s why all the [...]

Gen. Petraeus treated for prostate cancer – AP

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Oct 6, 9:01 AM EDT
Gen. Petraeus treated for prostate cancer
By PAULINE JELINEK and ANNE GEARAN
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February and has since undergone two months of radiation treatment.
Petraeus, 56, was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, which [...]