These People Volunteered To Go To Jail For Two Months, And This Is What Happened

These People Volunteered To Go To Jail For Two Months, And This Is What Happened

Recently, President Obama made a historic visit the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma in an effort to highlight problems with how we deal with crime in our country. It is the first time that a sitting president has visited an American prison. And in the same vein, a new show on A&E called 60 Days In takes seven regular citizens into custody for a two-month period. It may sound like a nightmare waiting to happen, but it’s an effort on the part of Sheriff Jamey Noel of Clark County, Indiana, to understand the deeper problems faced by the criminal justice system today. To participate in the experiment, 7 volunteers, who have committed no crimes, spend two months in Clark County Jail. Both fellow inmates and guards believe them to be convicted criminals. YouTube / A&E The show is produced by Sheriff Jamey Noel, who says that citizen volunteers […]

Chris Christie Says Parents Should Have A Choice In Vaccinating Kids

Chris Christie Says Parents Should Have A Choice In Vaccinating Kids

Christie called for “balance” and “choice” in vaccinations, taking a position at odds with the medical community. View this image › Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat Christie visit the One Nucleus life science company headquarters in Cambridge, eastern England, on Monday. Neil Hall / Reuters New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that parents should have “some measure of choice” in vaccinating their children, breaking with a majority opinion of the medical community. His comments came during an ongoing outbreak of measles across the United States. When asked about the link between the outbreak in 14 states and anti-vaccine parents, Christie said that his children had been vaccinated and that it was “an important part of being sure we protect their health and the public health,” according to transcripts provided by his office. He added, however, “It’s much more important, I think, what you think as a parent […]

For Me, The Cuba Embargo Has Always Been A Human Embargo

For Me, The Cuba Embargo Has Always Been A Human Embargo

For decades, the U.S. embargo against Cuba has torn apart families like mine. View this image › My mother embracing her Cuban cousin for the first time in nearly 50 years. Miguel Piedra I’m 39 years old, a Miami native whose Cuban parents came to America as teenagers fleeing the harsh realities of Cuba’s totalitarian socialist system. Arriving in the U.S. with little more than the clothes on their backs, my parents and grandparents have lived nearly 50 years in limbo, leading a life in mourning. What was supposed to be a temporary diaspora in el exilio has dragged on for nearly five decades. That is the unspoken truth of life as a Cuban exile. And while I observe the debate surrounding President Obama’s decision to relax the embargo against Cuba, I am reminded that the only embargo that truly exists is a human embargo — the one that has […]

Obama: Boehner will ‘sue me for doing my job'; Urged to check news reports

Obama: Boehner will ‘sue me for doing my job’; Urged to check news reports

http://twitter.com/#!/winstoncoolidge/status/482575338338537473 In Minnesota today, President Obama complained of John Boehner’s declared intention to initiate a lawsuit against him for his use of certain executive actions: http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/482548154739347456 Well, technically… http://twitter.com/#!/ZoomZanne/status/482548893083635712 Obama has also called the possible Boehner lawsuit a “stunt.” Obama is aware of this, isn’t he? http://twitter.com/#!/allahpundit/status/482575089469120512 The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that not everything the president has done is “his job,” but it’s possible that Obama is not yet aware of that decision: http://twitter.com/#!/vpopul/status/482576570486235136 http://twitter.com/#!/casino1/status/482578246492766208 We doubt Obama’s position will change even after reading news reports, because now it’s even more of a challenge: http://twitter.com/#!/dferg/status/482577198717874176 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/27/obama-complains-boehner-will-sue-me-for-doing-my-job-urged-to-check-news-reports/

Dana Perino blasts Obama’s plan to join UN’s climate ‘name & shame’

Dana Perino blasts Obama’s plan to join UN’s climate ‘name & shame’

http://twitter.com/#!/kesgardner/status/504457573169246208 The Obama administration is working with the United Nations on a climate change agreement and reportedly has no plans to keep Congress in the loop: In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate. Part of the agreement would allow the U.N. to publicly “call out” countries they deem threats to the environment, including the United States. Dana Perino doesn’t like the sound of that: http://twitter.com/#!/DanaPerino/status/504457179014127616 Incredible. http://twitter.com/#!/TinfoilTricorn/status/504459083106500608 http://twitter.com/#!/f480volt/status/504459452817620992 http://twitter.com/#!/GaryACarlo/status/504492330229829632 http://twitter.com/#!/kmecf/status/504466091708780544 The Obama administration’s plan to skirt Congress on a climate change agreement with the U.N. […]

Bill eases transfer of Guantanamo detainees to foreign countries

Bill eases transfer of Guantanamo detainees to foreign countries

http://twitter.com/#!/WestWingReport/status/416342014612217856 Thursday in Hawaii, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law for fiscal year 2014. He also added a signing statement in which he reiterated his desire to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. It was a goal he mentioned often during the 2008 campaign, and in the first days of his presidency he issued an executive order to close the Cuba-based detention facility. “Since taking office,” the president wrote, “I have repeatedly called upon the Congress to work with my Administration to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The continued operation of the facility weakens our national security by draining resources, damaging our relationships with key allies and partners, and emboldening violent extremists.” The president singled out two sections of the Act for criticism, including Section 1034, which “renews the bar against using appropriated funds to transfer Guantanamo detainees in the United States for any purpose,” such as for trial. http://twitter.com/#!/ZekeJMiller/status/416311617215672320 […]

‘Surprise': David Axelrod finds way to make Harold Ramis’ death about Obama

‘Surprise’: David Axelrod finds way to make Harold Ramis’ death about Obama

http://twitter.com/#!/NoahWehrman/status/438106670950928384 http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/438106302133592064 Politicizing everything is ingrained in people like David Axelrod at the genetic level, which is why the death of actor/writer/director Harold Ramis quickly generated a tweet like this: http://twitter.com/#!/davidaxelrod/status/438105678171734016 A single moment devoid of Obama politics cannot be allowed to exist. http://twitter.com/#!/cs4usc/status/438109591528693760 http://twitter.com/#!/IrishTea1/status/438109203874713601 http://twitter.com/#!/notoserfdom/status/438109398825963520 http://twitter.com/#!/Al_Gorelioni/status/438108816530350080 http://twitter.com/#!/Roger247/status/438108354678759424 http://twitter.com/#!/SHannitysHair/status/438107557622988800 Possibly coming soon: http://twitter.com/#!/LisainDallas/status/438108999947681792 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/24/always-hawking-the-shamwow-prez-david-axelrod-makes-harold-ramis-death-about-obama/

Watch Obama's horrible first pitch in 2010

Watch Obama’s horrible first pitch in 2010

Remember this? Here’s President Obama throwing out the first pitch at the Nationals game on April 5, 2010. It didn’t go well: Oof. Just like his policies — far left and off the mark: With Obama, Even His First Pitch Skews Left http://deadspin.com/5510126/ #politics #openingday — Deadspin (@Deadspin) April 5, 2010 Keep in mind, he practiced to be able to throw like this: Obama has been practicing to throw out the first pitch at today's home opener for the Nationals. No word on the Dad jeans from last year. — West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) April 5, 2010 At least he left the “mom jeans” at home: President, minus mom jeans, throws out first pitch at Nats Park: http://is.gd/bfQKs #obama — NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) April 5, 2010 And USA Today put a charitable spin on his performance: President Obama doesn't bounce 1 in historic first pitch http://bit.ly/dp8xWK — USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) […]

Meet the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winners!

Meet the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winners!

Can you win the Nobel Peace Prize multiple times? Because I enjoyed Obama winning so very much in 2009 that I want it to happen again. — Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 8, 2014 Sorry, no repeat for the president. But well-deserved congratulations do go out to Kailash Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist from India and to Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teen who was shot by the Taliban because she wanted to go to school: Kailash Satyarthi, 60, and Malala Yousafzay, 17, show that you can work for social justice at any age #NobelPrize2014 pic.twitter.com/v8ZRv8bGRa — James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) October 10, 2014 The Wall Street Journal has a great write-up on the two here: Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. Details: http://t.co/U0yyWY2M84 #NobelPrize2014 — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 10, 2014 As a reminder, here’s what the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner had to say to 2009’s winner […]

‘Another victim group?’ Obama urging companies to adjust applicant screening

‘Another victim group?’ Obama urging companies to adjust applicant screening

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/429002741856223232 Tomorrow, President Obama will announce that 300 companies have agreed to a plan that the White House claims will boost hiring of the long-term unemployed, which is a problem Democrats have promised America was going to be alleviated by any number of previous jobs initiatives. http://twitter.com/#!/jaketapper/status/428997334681133056 CNN’s Jake Tapper: “Because they’ve been unemployed … so long, folks are looking at that gap in the resume and they’re weeding them out before these folks even get a chance for an interview,” said Obama. […] “Do not screen people out of the hiring process just because they’ve been out of work for a long time,” said the President. So it is written. So it shall be done! Does actually being qualified for the job count for anything? http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/429003121788846081 Well yeah, there’s that. http://twitter.com/#!/HokieMBA00/status/429004162265665536 http://twitter.com/#!/vonbeasley/status/429004755193442304 http://twitter.com/#!/dogcowzz/status/429006404180254720 “Hope & Change” rolls merrily along. Towards a cliff. With no brakes. Here’s an important point: […]

‘Unloved and unwanted’ president earns a ‘D’ from pollster John Zogby

‘Unloved and unwanted’ president earns a ‘D’ from pollster John Zogby

http://twitter.com/#!/LadyGoodman3/status/528617413042925571 Does anyone else remember President Obama’s Dec. 2009 interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which he graded his first year in office as “a good solid B-plus”? That was a good laugh even at the time, but the laughs are far fewer now six years into his presidency. As the Washington Examiner reports today, respected pollster John Zogby awards Obama a “D” for the week before critical midterm elections, down from a “C” last week. Zogby Report Card: Obama is 'alone and unloved' http://t.co/l6un4TOD5w pic.twitter.com/AV5dcXzb5M — Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 1, 2014 Writes Zogby, “Nationwide, Mr. Obama’s approval is at 45 percent. But competitive candidates for the Senate don’t want him anywhere near them, and that has to stink. Alone and unloved as the election approaches.” Alone and unloved? That’s harsh. But even the president has publicly addressed his unpopularity on the campaign trail, bravely keeping a stiff upper lip and telling […]

Secret Service surprised by man with gun in elevator with president

Secret Service surprised by man with gun in elevator with president

http://twitter.com/#!/ByronYork/status/517051150118289408 On the same day that her testimony before the House Oversight Committee had people calling for the resignation or firing of Secret Service director Julia Pierson, the Washington Examiner is reporting that the president in September rode in an elevator with an armed CDC security officer not knowing the man had a gun. EXCLUSIVE: Secret Service allowed a breach during Obama’s Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta. http://t.co/f4RlC4YzFq by @susancrabtree — Ryan Teague Beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) September 30, 2014 According to the Washington Examiner: A source familiar with the case said Obama was in an elevator with his Secret Service security detail when a CDC security officer operating the elevator started taking photos and a video of the president with his phone and behaving unprofessionally. Responding to the man’s behavior, one of Obama’s details contacted a member of the protective intelligence team, on-site detectives who handle suspicious-activity cases, to collect the man and interview […]

Axelrod says Obama’s ballot line was ‘a mistake’

Axelrod says Obama’s ballot line was ‘a mistake’

http://twitter.com/#!/jodyhanks/status/518815333302677504 President Obama said Thursday that every single one of his policies are on the ballot this November. This morning, former Obama adviser David Axelrod said it was a “mistake” for him to say that. Axelrod (via GOP clips): on policies on ballot this fall: "it was a mistake" https://t.co/2YpcYFVie1 — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 5, 2014 David Axelrod says it was a mistake for Obama to say his policies were on the ballot this November. Try not to laugh. Or cry. — Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) October 5, 2014 @meetthepress Does Axelrod realize he's one of the main reasons for Obama's failure(s)? He was his adviser. — ProudAmerican (@1776BetsyRoss) October 5, 2014 Apparently not. .@JeanneShaheen will pay for his “mistake" RT @TheFix: "It was a mistake" — Axelrod on Obama's "my policies are on the ballot” #nhpolitics — Lauren Zelt (@zeltdc) October 5, 2014 @politico wasnt he telling the truth — […]

New report says illegal immigrants DID get millions in Obamacare subsidies

New report says illegal immigrants DID get millions in Obamacare subsidies

In news that won’t be a shock to any Twitchy reader, a new study prepared by Republicans for theSenate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee found that up to 500,000 illegal immigrants took in $750 million in Obamacare subsidies. From Fox News: Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News. The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or legal presence. The review […]

Obama ‘waves off’ Iraq question for laser-like focus on robotic giraffe

Obama ‘waves off’ Iraq question for laser-like focus on robotic giraffe

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/479292083757670400 During the “White House Maker Faire” today, President Obama was singularly focused on a bio diesel car, and something else: http://twitter.com/#!/ZekeJMiller/status/479283475917594624 Wait, what? http://twitter.com/#!/Smartypants60/status/479285261642514432 No word yet if Obama reminded the maker of robo-giraffe that he “didn’t build that”: http://twitter.com/#!/CSTearlyoften/status/479316352629755904 http://twitter.com/#!/BKcolin/status/479320520559972353 http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/479303106334031874 Well, it’s not like there’s anything else going on in the world, right? http://twitter.com/#!/susanobryant/status/479304255413575681 http://twitter.com/#!/BonkPolitics/status/479304918382047232 http://twitter.com/#!/kelly_t_mac/status/479309950682808320 @markknoller MT: "BO waves off Iraq Q…he's focused on the Maker Faire projects" Whoa, stop the world! One thing at a time. @instapundit— Damian Bennett (@DamianBennett) June 18, 2014 If there’s ever a sitcom about the Obama administration, “One Thing at a Time” would be a good title. *** Related: Did Obama really lose Chuck Todd? See what he said about Obama’s presidency Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/18/just-embarrassing-at-this-point-obama-waves-off-iraq-question-for-laser-like-focus-on-robotic-giraffe-pics-vine/

ExxonMobil Relents, Adds LGBT Worker Protections

ExxonMobil Relents, Adds LGBT Worker Protections

A long-sought change. View this image › Mike Blake / Reuters WASHINGTON — ExxonMobil has reversed its longstanding opposition to providing LGBT employment protections, a sign of the impact of President Obama’s executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. LGBT advocates reacted to the news — a long-sought change — with continued dissatisfaction. “This wasn’t prompted by a change of principles or corporate values, it represents Exxon’s response to President Obama’s July 2014 executive order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people,” Deena Fidas, director of the Human Rights Campaign’s Workplace Equality Program said in a statement. “Exxon had to include these explicit workplace protections or risk losing its federal contracts.” This past summer, the Associated Press reported that Exxon Mobil had “won more than $480 million in federal contracts in 2013 and more than $8 billion since 2006.” […]

‘Look at meee!’ Obama again makes himself easy to spot in a group photo

‘Look at meee!’ Obama again makes himself easy to spot in a group photo

http://twitter.com/#!/SeanMilkshake/status/507749662624079873 In 2011, during a United Nations group photo, President Obama waved to the camera and blocked out a man’s face: Oops! Lesson learned? Maybe not. Here’s a picture from the NATO summit this week: http://twitter.com/#!/USNATO/status/507561613936033793 Caption this pic “a show of hand”: http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/507737024166903808 Say “cheese”! The helpful president again makes himself easy to find in a group photo. http://twitter.com/#!/Txsleuth/status/507750211561598976 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/05/look-at-meee-obama-again-makes-himself-easy-to-spot-in-a-group-photo/

NYT’s Peter Baker panned for questioning GOP concern for Obama’s safety

NYT’s Peter Baker panned for questioning GOP concern for Obama’s safety

http://twitter.com/#!/jtLOL/status/517340038615416832 The New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker wonders what’s up with all the Republican interest in getting the Secret Service back on track and strengthening security around the White House following the latest fence-jumping and entrance into the White House: The complicated politics of the Secret Service furor. http://t.co/Xr7IL1rBs6 — Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) October 1, 2014 From the article: WASHINGTON — President Obama must be touched by all the concern Republicans are showing him these days. As Congress examines security breaches at the White House, even opposition lawmakers who have spent the last six years fighting his every initiative have expressed deep worry for his security. As Charles C.W. Cooke pointed out at National Review, Baker also wrote “it would not be all that surprising if Mr. Obama were a little wary of all the professed sympathy.” NYT: Say, Why Don’t Republicans Want President Obama to […]

Obama STILL golfing (natch): Ace of Spades slays Obama-shielding media [video]

Obama STILL golfing (natch): Ace of Spades slays Obama-shielding media [video]

http://twitter.com/#!/oliverdarcy/status/506141579388923904 President No Strategy (except on the fairway) is golfing today because of course he is. http://twitter.com/#!/Mamadoxie/status/506129285477064705 Terrorist threats? Meh. He needs to keep his laser-like focus on his handicap. US Embassy in Libya reportedly taken over by an Islamist militia group? Whatever. Turmoil, schurmoil! http://twitter.com/#!/OrwellForks/status/506140419890360322 Seriously. The hubris, it scorches. Of course, lapdogs won’t hold him accountable just like they didn’t when Obama ludicrously announced he has “no strategy” for ISIS. The always awesome Ace of Spades gave the media the business for that as only he can. http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/505409779838492674 http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/505410061129486336 Dead-on. http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/505410124840960000 Yep. Remember that one? Lapdog journo Peter Maer used scare quotes when reporting on an Obama vacation and claimed presidents are never really on vacation. http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/505424805408296960 Check out what the media was focused on instead: Our media: twitter.com/AP_Politics/st… twitter.com/politico/statu… twitter.com/NBCNews/status… twitter.com/nytimes/status… twitter.com/NYMag/status/5…— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) August 29, 2014 Here you go … http://twitter.com/#!/AP_Politics/status/505126645695803392 http://twitter.com/#!/politico/status/505194552421253122 http://twitter.com/#!/NYMag/status/505184330319417344 Politely avert […]

Mark Knoller: No press coverage at president’s DNC fundraiser Thursday night

Mark Knoller: No press coverage at president’s DNC fundraiser Thursday night

http://twitter.com/#!/MoralsToFreedom/status/527931595324665856 We at Twitchy enjoy the tweets of CBS News’ Mark Knoller for two reasons in particular. First, Knoller knows his stats; the Washingtonian named him “the unofficial records keeper of the presidency, the statistics savant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.” Ask him how many times Obama has played golf during his term, and Knoller will answer — leading to cries of partisan bias and reminders that George W. Bush golfed too. Second, Knoller is a master of subtle snark: just check out this tweet about Thursday night’s DNC fundraiser at a private home. Pres Obama now at DNC fundraiser at a private home. 25 donors paying at least $16,200 to attend. No press coverage. But you knew that. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 30, 2014 @markknoller Big surprise. — Holly (@HollyASwanson) October 30, 2014 Of course the press isn’t allowed. Even ABC’s former White House correspondent, Ann Compton, told members […]

Notice something fishy about Obama’s vow to look into VA scandal?

Notice something fishy about Obama’s vow to look into VA scandal?

http://twitter.com/#!/moelane/status/469130868724744193 Rest assured, everyone. Not only is Barack Obama “mad as hell” about the horrific treatment of veterans at VAs, but during today’s presser, he said that the buck stops with him: http://twitter.com/#!/AsheSchow/status/469133441372413952 Well, the buck kinda-sorta stops with him. But not really: http://twitter.com/#!/BecketAdams/status/469131317112623104 http://twitter.com/#!/KatiePavlich/status/469131363866923009 All the good veteran stuff happened under Obama. All of the problems were there long before he was in the Senate. #NotPolitical—   (@DrewMTips) May 21, 2014 Still, the guilty parties will not get away with this: http://twitter.com/#!/jimgeraghty/status/469130920373780480 And, as Mr. Responsible, he’s vowing to get to the bottom of the scandal by appointing a crackerjack leader to investigate: http://twitter.com/#!/OrwellForks/status/469131999316566016 Wait … what? http://twitter.com/#!/LeonHWolf/status/469146250458042369 http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469131394888007680 Oh yeah. This’ll work out well. http://twitter.com/#!/jimgeraghty/status/469131242634772480 This is what passes for accountability in the Obama administration. http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/469132041309917184 http://twitter.com/#!/seanagnew/status/469131720760242176 Ugh. http://twitter.com/#!/OrwellForks/status/469131671653335040 Also investigating: the VA inspector general and Obama’s deputy chief of staff, Rob Nabors. http://twitter.com/#!/HeatherChilders/status/469135727754612737 Editor’s note: This post has been […]

Actor Ken Wahl: Instead of fundraising, Obama should visit corrupt Phoenix VA

Actor Ken Wahl: Instead of fundraising, Obama should visit corrupt Phoenix VA

http://twitter.com/#!/KenWahl1/status/464494792705970176 President Obama’s on another fundraising spree. Just yesterday, he headlined a Dem fundraiser at the home of Disney Studios chair Alan Horn. But actor and ardent military supporter Ken Wahl believes Obama’s time and energy would be far better spent showing support for people who truly need and deserve it: our veterans. http://twitter.com/#!/KenWahl1/status/464492526326407168 A recent CNN report asserted that at least 40 veterans died waiting for treatment from the Phoenix VA Health Care system. Instead of droning on about “the problems of inequality,” President Obama should be speaking up for the heroes who served our country. http://twitter.com/#!/KenWahl1/status/464515997957750784 Indeed he should. But unless the Phoenix VA hosts a star-studded fundraiser, the vets aren’t likely to hear from him anytime soon. http://twitter.com/#!/_Black_Hat_/status/464496483359006720 Sad, but in Obama’s case, it’s true. http://twitter.com/#!/KenWahl1/status/464511464527503360 http://twitter.com/#!/DaphodilB/status/464493167459332096 *** Twitchy coverage of Ken Wahl Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/08/actor-ken-wahl-instead-of-fundraising-obama-should-visit-corrupt-phoenix-va/

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: 'We have not contained ISIL' [video]

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: ‘We have not contained ISIL’ [video]

President Obama, call your office, because General Joseph Dunford — Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — just blew your ISIS is “contained” talking point out of the water: Not contained and “strategically they have spread since 2010”: Worse, however, is General Dunford’s admission that we need ground forces from both inside Syria and the region to win. Which Arab nations will provide these mythical troops, huh? Rep. Forbes also got General Dunford to admit we’re not “technically” at war with ISIS: Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/12/01/so-president-obama-was-wrong-chairman-of-the-joint-chiefs-of-staff-says-we-have-not-contained-isil-video/

Obama loses hockey wagers; Citizens wish stakes had been different

Obama loses hockey wagers; Citizens wish stakes had been different

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/436953737425596416 Canada’s PM Stephen Harper and Barack Obama bet a case of beer on each of the U.S./Canada women’s and men’s Olympic hockey games. Yesterday in women’s hockey, Canada defeated the U.S. 3-2 in overtime. Today in men’s hockey, Canada beat the U.S. 1-0. Two more lost wagers: http://twitter.com/#!/DCDude1776/status/436954743702040576 It’s a shame the stakes weren’t a little different: http://twitter.com/#!/mjahns023/status/436956000206475264 Ha! If only. Harper should have thrown in an additional wager: http://twitter.com/#!/mdentandt/status/436953939242934272 And Obamacare! Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/21/too-bad-he-didnt-bet-obamacare-obama-loses-hockey-wagers-citizens-wish-stakes-had-been-different/

Thanks, Obama! Here’s what happened when O-care came up on Thanksgiving

Thanks, Obama! Here’s what happened when O-care came up on Thanksgiving

http://twitter.com/#!/taylorlroth/status/406209675504275456 Did OFA-approved Obamacare talking points put in an appearance at your Thanksgiving dinner? How ’bout Al Sharpton’s “turkey tips” or the DNC’s “cool” O-care propaganda? For some families, Obamacare at the holiday table was a recipe for disaster. New Thanksgiving tradition: Screaming arguments. Thanks, Obama. http://twitter.com/#!/LexieWright12/status/406221371727806464 http://twitter.com/#!/DavidN1027/status/406185256446738432 http://twitter.com/#!/jmj1961/status/406166595329720320 http://twitter.com/#!/RandiCourter/status/406256151831928832 http://twitter.com/#!/summerdobrev/status/406258186874671104 http://twitter.com/#!/becccerzz/status/406220411404181505 But Obamacare chatter at the dinner table didn’t just lead to misery. For some, there was family unity … but not in the way Dems intended. http://twitter.com/#!/Donfryer/status/406315684876914688 http://twitter.com/#!/Musical_Nurse/status/406277995310366720 http://twitter.com/#!/cath4059/status/406250669965074432 http://twitter.com/#!/HeavensLane/status/406277275798482944 http://twitter.com/#!/JohnQPublicJR/status/406227044805005312 http://twitter.com/#!/firefighterCOL/status/406223900347867136 http://twitter.com/#!/stmyers1/status/406214950672023552 http://twitter.com/#!/AlmostCNN/status/406204928865370112 Dear @BarackObama, My family and I spoke about Obamacare at Thanksgiving dinner today…we all agreed it stinks. You're welcome, Me.— Caroline Craig (@CeeJayCraig) November 28, 2013 Obamacare … bringing families together on Thanksgiving. Related: Ouch! Actor Allen Covert has a warning for Obamacare Thanksgiving preachers Gut-busting! Best idea of what to share with family about Obamacare on Thanksgiving O-Bam! Iowahawk has some advice for […]

‘Adrift': Obama’s schedule unchanged as ‘burger photo op’ moves forward

‘Adrift’: Obama’s schedule unchanged as ‘burger photo op’ moves forward

http://twitter.com/#!/gabrielmalor/status/489823997195223040 A Malaysian Airlines 777 carrying 295 passengers and crew crashed in Ukraine, killing everyone on board. There are reports that the plane was shot down and that many U.S. citizens could be among the victims. President Obama was on the phone with Vladimir Putin at the time: http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/489817693349244928 How did the news of this horrible event affect Obama’s schedule for the rest of the day? It didn’t: http://twitter.com/#!/jonkarl/status/489822652714848256 Is this real life? http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/489820519701942272 No, seriously, is this real life? http://twitter.com/#!/dougmillsnyt/status/489824110688485376 A little advice: http://twitter.com/#!/NoahCRothman/status/489824412091576320 Um, yeah. http://twitter.com/#!/guypbenson/status/489824432018714626 http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/489824116598243328 http://twitter.com/#!/MelissaTweets/status/489823799957667841 http://twitter.com/#!/Sharks3376/status/489820978030338048 http://twitter.com/#!/Mamadoxie/status/489821590759411712 At this time Obama also still plans to attend fundraisers in New York City this evening. http://twitter.com/#!/UnnhappyCamper/status/489826661865914368 Not unprecedented, by the way: http://twitter.com/#!/drawandstrike/status/489824478830940160 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/17/are-you-kidding-me-adrift-obamas-schedule-unchanged-as-burger-photo-op-moves-forward/

Hey, Sally Kohn, think GOP opposes ‘paycheck fairness’? Here’s what Dems oppose

Hey, Sally Kohn, think GOP opposes ‘paycheck fairness’? Here’s what Dems oppose

http://twitter.com/#!/StarDogCh4mpion/status/453929396051533824 Sally Kohn has got this gender wage gap thing all figured out. At least she thinks she does: http://twitter.com/#!/sallykohn/status/453925300410535936 There we have it, huh? http://twitter.com/#!/sallykohn/status/453928869767430144 Bless her heart. http://twitter.com/#!/PornPops69/status/453927937281363969 http://twitter.com/#!/youngrepubs_/status/453927286836719616 http://twitter.com/#!/RepRepublic/status/453925772319682560 Apparently giving insight doesn’t extend to acknowledging Dem hypocrisy: http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/453926098414616577 http://twitter.com/#!/chelseagrunwald/status/453927257820889088 You’d think Kohn would be interested in looking into that. http://twitter.com/#!/KRenner2/status/453931234926673920 Here’s a fact: http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/453928230097932289 Bam. http://twitter.com/#!/rrobertschwartz/status/453928871960649728 *** Related: Democrats use women as pawns; Conservatives fight back on Paycheck Fairness Act, equal pay nonsense Paycheck Fairness Act fails; President Obama, Democrats continue lying and using women With laser-like focus on Romney’s ‘binders full of women,’ Obama ignores White House pay gap #PaycheckFairness hijacked: Reid, Obama tweet about ‘paycheck fairness’ while Dems pay female staffers less Instapundit wonders if ‘National Equal Pay Day’ applies to the White House too ‘Come on! Really?’ Even CNN’s not buying Jay Carney’s weak spin of WH pay gap  ‘Shots fired’! Fox News’ Ed Henry gloriously zings WH on gender card nonsense […]

FORE!

FORE!

Dems got shellacked at the polls yesterday, that’s not in doubt. But now comes the analysis to figure out who’s at fault. Could it possibly be a president whose policies are quite unpopular? NAH!!! According to Twitchy regular Donna Brazile, it’s that the candidates ran away from those policies and away from the president: Oh really? Exactly.If anything, the big races that Dems lost yesterday werebecause of their embrace of President Obama’s policies or the embrace of future Dem policies. Let’s recap… In Kentucky, Matt Bevin won the governorship with a promise to roll back Obamacare — what Hillary Clinton says is swell: With an African-American woman as running mate, no less: Houston’s “HERO” equal-rightsordinance — also championed by Hillary Clinton — lost big, too: Earlier in the day Clinton even sparred with Texas Governor Greg Abbott over it: Marijuana in Ohio — a favorite topic of Bernie Sanders? Up […]

Obama admin. to permit wind farm eagle deaths; Citizens rip green hypocrisy

Obama admin. to permit wind farm eagle deaths; Citizens rip green hypocrisy

http://twitter.com/#!/LeftyBollocks/status/409020424576458752 The Obama administration announced that for the next three decades the Department of the Interior will not prosecute operators of wind farms whose turbines kill eagles, supposedly in an attempt to avoid discouraging investment in that particular “clean energy” business. http://twitter.com/#!/CBSNews/status/409060333220012032 http://twitter.com/#!/AP_Politics/status/409058792161415169 Via the Associated Press: Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades. The new rule is designed to address environmental consequences that stand in the way of the nation’s wind energy rush: the dozens of bald and golden eagles being killed each year by the giant, spinning blades of wind turbines. So, your product killing protected species is acceptable provided you’re engaging in a business approved by the Obama administration? http://twitter.com/#!/THEHermanCain/status/408996559003480064 The hypocrisy is being called out big time: http://twitter.com/#!/UnumCommunitas/status/409055587125579776 http://twitter.com/#!/BrumMsn/status/409070722859155457 http://twitter.com/#!/theresasmets/status/409021556065841153 http://twitter.com/#!/pwrhungry/status/409011461155876865 http://twitter.com/#!/fmg223/status/409021978062757888 http://twitter.com/#!/bomble/status/409055298360340480 […]

Laura Ingraham torches Obama’s absurd O-Care lies with one brutal flashback quote

Laura Ingraham torches Obama’s absurd O-Care lies with one brutal flashback quote

http://twitter.com/#!/billybudd16/status/517762047556485120 Yep. Obama’s lips were moving during his speech to Northwestern University today, so out came the absurd claims, lies and childish Fox News sneering. Predictable. Laura Ingraham torched President Stompy Foot’s ludicrous Obamacare lies with one flashback quote. & Ms. Pierson was "eminently qualified" "@markknoller: Obama: under #ACA, next yr's premiums falling in some areas." pic.twitter.com/p6PFtY9h6Z" — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 2, 2014 O-Bam! And an exit summation: @IngrahamAngle @markknoller & we are safe from Ebola, & if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, & Al Queada is decimated, and … — dap260 (@dap260) October 2, 2014 Related: So, here’s President Stompy Foot sneering at Fox News, spewing absurd Obamacare lies [photos] ‘How original’: Meet the new Obama jobs speech, same as the old Obama jobs speech Later, alligator: Shamed Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns ‘BURN!’ Is this zinger from Secret Service hearing the ‘quote of the day’? […]

Boston Fire Department attributes blaze to rooftop solar panel

Boston Fire Department attributes blaze to rooftop solar panel

Who doesn’t love solar panels? Maybe you even took the advice of the U.S. Department of Energy and dressed up as a solar panel thisHalloween. President Obama is certainly a fan. In July, he announced a plan to triple his administration’s goal for installing renewable energy for low- and moderate-income housing. It would be a win-win; the plan would create jobs for solar panel manufacturers and installers, and the poor would enjoy cheap electricity. Candidate Bernie Sanders jumped on board too, saying he’d create a fund that would help makesolar panels available to low-income families, woman- or minority-owned small businesses, Indian tribal lands, the Appalachia region and Alaskan native communities. Before installing all of those solar panels on low-income housing,a second look into their safety might be in order. The Boston Fire Department tweeted yesterday that a malfunctioning solar panel started a fire on the roof of a five-story building. […]

Carney defends Obama on shady Bergdahl prisoner swap: ‘It was the right thing to do’

Carney defends Obama on shady Bergdahl prisoner swap: ‘It was the right thing to do’

http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/473515128889946112 This afternoon, Jay Carney defended the White House’s decision to exchange five Taliban leaders for suspected deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: “It was absolutely the right thing to do, for the commander in chief, for this administration to take action to secure his release, the last prisoner of war from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.” Asked whether Obama stands by National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s claim Sunday that Bergdahl served with “distinction,” Carney said the president “stands by actions that he took as commander in chief” to secure his release. http://twitter.com/#!/KatiePavlich/status/473514934039764992 Welp, there you have it. If you’re Barack Obama or one of his pals, all you have to do is declare that you’re doing “the right thing,” and you can pretty much get away with whatever you want. http://twitter.com/#!/sqwerin/status/473521309507280896 The ends justify the means, even if the ends are lousy, too. http://twitter.com/#!/baldingschemer/status/473515838658473984 http://twitter.com/#!/AG_Conservative/status/473521243183120385 http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/473514184962211841 http://twitter.com/#!/neontaster/status/473516118112747520 Speaking of precedents: http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/473515332632838144 […]

‘You know it’s bad': Obama cancels fundraising trip for Ebola meetings

‘You know it’s bad’: Obama cancels fundraising trip for Ebola meetings

http://twitter.com/#!/TheRightWingM/status/522420723046838273 It MUST be serious you guys: WH just announced Pres Obama is scrubbing his political travel today to NJ and CT to hold Cabinet level meeting on Ebola response. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 15, 2014 MORE: Obama is cancelling political travel to meet with his Cabinet on the Ebola outbreak: http://t.co/ueVQWh8wB1 — The Associated Press (@AP) October 15, 2014 Were the potentially horrible “optics” of a campaign trip during continuing bad news on the Ebola front combined with ISIS too much for even the White House to ignore? @markknoller That almost sounds Presidential….Are you sure you heard that right? — TracyJeffords (@TracyJeffords) October 15, 2014 How serious is Obama now taking Ebola outbreak? He's actually going to miss a fundraiser… http://t.co/bcBU1EzXpb #wiright #wipolitics — Collin Roth (@collinroth) October 15, 2014 No worries about Ebola here! "MT@markknoller: Today Pres Obama does a DSCC fundraiser in NJ & a rally […]

Outraged by Obama’s cup salute? Here’s what media think of you (and military)

Outraged by Obama’s cup salute? Here’s what media think of you (and military)

http://twitter.com/#!/JGreenDC/status/514821235629621249 A wartime commander-in-chief, no less. Wartime President… pic.twitter.com/FVeBwrop0A — Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) September 23, 2014 Genuinely outraged by President Obama’s styrofoam cup salute to U.S. Marines? Many are and rightly so. The White House posted a video of it to its Instagram account. Did they “manufacture” these gut reactions to the video? latest 3 comments on the WH instagram post of #LatteSalute: pic.twitter.com/aNH0JYCoag — Gerrit Lansing (@lansing) September 23, 2014 Citizens are honestly upset and enraged by the contemptuous action. But you must be wrong! According to our Smarter Than You media and Beltway betters, y’all are just wingnutty nuts with wings, rubes. "The derangement that we see from some of the conservative media coverage of this." – @brianstelter on Latte-gate — Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) September 24, 2014 Deranged. And silly. CNN's Stelter: Conservative "Derangement" Over Obama's Coffee Salute Is "Fascinating" http://t.co/0oMG52p42I #politics #tcot — Mark Juelich (@markjuelich) September 24, […]

Mark Udall passes on opportunity to evaluate Obama’s job performance

Mark Udall passes on opportunity to evaluate Obama’s job performance

http://twitter.com/#!/TheRickWilson/status/519651847418544129 President Obama lingers large over this fall’s debates, and yet six years into his term, some Democrats still can’t quite decide if they want to be associated with him. Colorado senatorial candidate Mark Udall was asked in Tuesday night’s debate his opinion of Obama’s job performance. Udall asked his opinion of President Obama's job in office. — Megan Verlee (@CPRverlee) October 8, 2014 And? Udall: what is your opinion of the job Obama has done? Doesn't answer. #copolitcs — Michael Littwin (@mike_littwin) October 8, 2014 Next Q is what Udall thinks of Obama's performance. Notably Udall doesnt give an evaluation. #cosen #copolitics — Nick Riccardi (@NickRiccardi) October 8, 2014 Then how does that explain the 99 percent voting record? Asked to address voting 99% w/ Obama thing, Udall instead attacks Gardner on other issues. Dude, question! #cosen — Denver Politics News (@denverpolitics) October 8, 2014 Mark Udall's real answer: […]

Staples: "Unfortunate" That Obama Is Attacking A Major Employer And Taxpayer

Staples: “Unfortunate” That Obama Is Attacking A Major Employer And Taxpayer

In an interview with BuzzFeed News, the president had harsh words for the company, which is strictly limiting the hours of part-time workers as the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate kicks in. View this image › Getty Images / Joe Raedle Staples has shot back at President Obama over comments made to BuzzFeed News, where he criticized the company for its policy of limiting the number of hours worked by its part-time employees. “I suspect that they could well afford to treat their workers favorably and give them some basic financial security,” President Obama said in an interview Tuesday with BuzzFeed News. “And if they can’t, then they should be willing to allow those workers to get the Affordable Care Act without cutting wages.” The comments were made in response to a BuzzFeed News report showing the company has begun strictly enforcing a rule limiting part-time workers to 25 hours […]

Ferguson police officer shot; Did Obama agitate right before shooting? (Yes)

http://twitter.com/#!/lifebythecreek/status/516083328852959232 What coincidence? You decide. But first a little background. MORE: #Ferguson police are asking the crowd to leave crime scene, but several dozen stay http://t.co/xBlExYyGa1 pic.twitter.com/gcbMUNFojo — RT (@RT_com) September 28, 2014 The anarchy we see in Ferguson MO brought to you by Democrats, Gov Nixon, Eric Holder DOJ and President Obama. — Melody (@prfekrdumbrella) September 28, 2014 Yep. As Twitchy readers know, a Ferguson, Mo., police officer was shot in Dellwood, Mo., Saturday night. Ferguson agitators descended on that scene as well; a scene that was being called a “war zone.” And look at what happened earlier that night. Earlier, Obama made comment that likely agitated the mobs in Ferguson. Tonight, a police officer was shot in Ferguson. Obama's America. — Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) September 28, 2014 Yes. Yes he did. Obama: Ferguson shooting revealed "gulf of mistrust" of police http://t.co/zPJI9EjZE7 pic.twitter.com/ptMVq6GN8L — Talking Points Memo (@TPM) September […]

White House issues embarrassing correction to Obama's speech

White House issues embarrassing correction to Obama’s speech

If you watched President Obama’s speech tonight, did you catch his error? He mistakenly said terroristTashfeen Malik came to the U.S. on a visa waiver which “allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less.” Pakistan — Malik’s country of birth — is not one of these countries: Whoops. As we’ve reported, Malik enter the U.S. on a K-1 fianc visa: The White House sent out a corrected transcript with the word “waiver” crossed out: Although it looks like the White House maybe needs to correct the correction. They just tweeted this out saying the president does want Congress to put in place stronger screening practices of those who come to the country on the visa waiver program (No. 2 below): But in the correction in the transcript above, he says he wants to increase security measures on […]

Activate shocked faces: White House buried prostitution scandal, IG report

Activate shocked faces: White House buried prostitution scandal, IG report

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/520034645862133761 Yep. Ho-hum. Another day, another Obama scandal. Corruptocracy: It’s what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I'd say Obama's going to be livid when he reads the papers tomorrow, but it appears he knew about it over two years ago. #Cartagena — Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 9, 2014 Breaking from @CarolLeonnig @DavidNakamura: Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena prostitution scandal http://t.co/Z9M4nBy40u — Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) October 9, 2014 That was fast. RT @TrendsDC: 'cartagena' is now trending in #DC http://t.co/UAecjLnXpd — Rebecca Sinderbrand (@sinderbrand) October 9, 2014 In case you were wondering why #cartagena was trending, here’s why. From the WaPo report: The Secret Service shared its findings twice in the weeks after the scandal with top White House officials, including then-White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler. Each time, she and other presidential aides conducted an interview with the advance-team member and concluded that he had done nothing […]