Obama’s OIC Envoy Didn’t Just Defend Al-Arian


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Rashad Hussain’s disturbing stances on U.S. terrorist prosecutions.

The Rare Sightings of Tipper Gore


Catching a glimpse of Tipper Gore these days is about as rare as seeing a family of polar bears frolic in the Arctic. Unless of course, you’re a deadhead in DC. No, not the ones in the White House, those who attend Grateful Dead concerts. If so, you might have caught the performance of the [...]

Obama Meets Dalai Lama, and China Is Quick to Protest


WASHINGTON — President Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Thursday, welcoming the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to the White House for a low-profile meeting that nonetheless raised the hackles of China. The two men spoke about democracy, human rights and the need to preserve Tibet’s religious identity and culture — all issues that, predictably, […]

Brian Riedl: Obama’s Fantasy Jobs – NYPOST.com


Last year, White House economists claimed that the $862 billion stimulus would create 3.3 million jobs. Since then, the nation has lost more than 3 million jobs. That’s a 6.3 million jobs gap. By the White House’s own standards, the stimulus failed. So President Obama has shifted his argument. Sure, the economy lost jobs, he […]

Evan Bayh’s Exit and the Failure of Liberal Governance – WSJ.com


The political retirement of Evan Bayh, at age 54, is being portrayed by various sages as a result of too much partisanship, or the Senate's dysfunction, or even the systemic breakdown of American governance. Most of this is rationalization. The real story, of which Mr. Bayh's frustration is merely the latest sign, is the failure […]

Magazine says W.H. Islam envoy misquoted; writer denies – POLITICO.com


A magazine that altered an article referring to President Barack Obama’s new envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Rashad Hussain, says it did so because he was misquoted, but the author of the article is standing by her story. Hussain, now a deputy associate White House counsel, was quoted back in 2004 decrying […]

Percy Jackson and the Demigod in the White House


It was opening day yesterday for the latest commercial jackpot kids’ adventure movie, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Sounds like a good family night out, right? Get the kids out of the house for a while in the midst of a winter that’s been harsher than usual. So I took my son, niece [...]

Khalid Shaikh Muhammad and the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree


Gather ’round.  Here’s a little-known tale about ”The Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree” – or why 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Muhammad (KSM) and his Muslim terrorist friends may very well walk away as free men.  No, I’m not a lawyer.  But during twenty years of police work I spent enough time in criminal trials as an advisory witness [...]

How Come Marc Lamont Hill can call John Mayer a “White boy” and Not Be Called a Racist for It?


Joe Klein had a great post today calling out Marc Lamont Hill on last night’s O’Reilly Factor. Those new to NewsReal Blog might be unfamiliar with our history of confronting Hill for his extreme views and for Fox and O’Reilly for putting him on as a foreign policy expert when he specializes in hip-hop culture. [...]

Ralph Peters: Miranda wrongs – NYPOST.com


In a breathtakingly cynical example of playing politics, the White House just accused Republicans of playing politics over its Miranda-rights Christmas gift to the crotch bomber.With fumbling terrorism czar John Brennan walking point, administration spokesmen attacked those who believe that treating would-be suicide-bomber Umar Abdulmutallab the way we handle shoplifters harms our national security.The White […]