Category archives: Politics

TEXT: Barack Obama's Floor Speech as a State Senator on Welfare Reform

STATE OF ILLINOIS 90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION SENATE TRANSCRIPT 60th Legislative Day May 31, 1997 First of all, what I’d like to do is just commend both Senator Syverson, as well as the Governor’s Office, for entering into good-faith negotiations on what is a huge bill that hasn’t received too much attention. There hasn’t been too much political heat around this issue. There hasn’t been too much rhetoric around this issue. Nevertheless, this may […]

Obama Addresses NALEO (Full Video)

Today, for the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama addressed the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, one day after GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressed the same group. In 2008, President Obama assured the group that, if elected, he would visit the group every year. Apparently, only in campaign years. Full video of his speech today: ReactionLOL (0) It’s a Trappp! (0) Bias (0) Losing (0) Fail (0) Winning (0) Aww (0)

A Sham Coalition, Obamacare, and David Axelrod's Impropriety

In 1985, with three other individuals, David Axelrod started AKPD, a political/media consulting firm that caters to progressive candidates. The firm was in charge of President Barack Obama’s 2008 election, and after the election, Obama invited Axelrod to come on board as his Senior Advisor. AKPD was to buy out Axelrod’s stake in the company to remove the impression of impropriety for $2 million. AKPD did indeed buy out Axelrod’s […]

CFPB Another Step Towards Federal Control of Higher Education?

He who controls the purse strings makes the rules. Education finance policy. Sounds boring right? It may not be the hottest topic out there but it is definitely an important one. Especially considering concerted steps are being taken to destroy private student lending.   Step 1: The Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Obamacare). Along with taking a major step in the control of the health care industry, this […]

Obama Set to Party, Fundraise with Hollywood One Percent

President Obama is set to attend another another splashy Hollywood fundraiser in Los Angeles, California.   The June 29 event is being put on by “Gen 44,” the president’s re-election youth arm. Gen44 is the official under-40 fundraising program of Obama for America comprised of the next generation of leaders, young entrepreneurs, social innovators and activists. The program started as the 2008 campaign’s Generation Obama, and has grown and evolved from […]

Jay Carney Forgets Brian Terry's Name

Today, Jake Tapper of ABC was having an exchange with Press Secretary with Jay Carney today over Fast and Furious during the daily press pool, one day after the House Oversight Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to disclose documents related to the operation. The Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal claimed the lives of over 200 Mexicans and […]

Romney Addresses NALEO (Full Video)

Today, presumptive GOP nominee for President Mitt Romney addressed the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. His speech came days after President Obama introduced a new directive that would halt deportations and grant work visas to up to 800,000 illegal immigrants who: came to the US while under 16, have continuously resided in the United States for a least five years preceding the date of this […]