October 8, 2009
Michelle Obama brings change in artistic taste to the White House
Giles Whittell in Washington
“Maybe yes … Wait a minute … On second thought … Maybe no.” It’s art, not policy, but the indecision written across the blood-red canvas by Ed Ruscha that now hangs in the White House could not reflect more […]
October 8, 2009
Oct 7, 6:04 PM EDT
CBO says health care bill costs $829B over decade
By DAVID ESPO
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care legislation drafted by a key Senate committee would expand coverage to 94 percent of all eligible Americans at a 10-year cost of $829 billion, congressional budget experts said Wednesday, a preliminary estimate likely to power the […]
Reagan and Obama
Is America a city on a hill or a country in decline?
by Jean Kaufman
10/07/2009 12:00:00 AM
Ronald Reagan believed in America.
One way he expressed this faith was through the image of “a shining city on a hill,” a phrase Reagan uttered in one form or another in many of his speeches, including his […]
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
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.
No, you can’t see the health care bill
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bi-Partisan panel questioning Constitutionality of White House Czars
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