davidl on April 18th, 2011

It snowed yesterday, and none dared call it global warming. Dumbo’s Plan, from Doug MacEachern, Arizona Republic: I thought about that on Wednesday as President Barack Obama delivered his speech about the country’s precarious finances. […] And after each declaration of grave concern, including his speech last week, Obama just sort of went ahead with […]

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davidl on March 31st, 2011

Special Sgt. Schultz edition. Stuff it Ed, from Mark Finkelstein, News Busters: ED SCHULTZ: Republicans are attacking the Commander-in-Chief during a time of war! . . . There should be no debate: we ought to be kicking [Gaddafi’s] ass . . . Whose side are you on? Are you with the terrorists, Sarah, or are […]

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davidl on March 19th, 2011

Andrew J. McCarthy, National Review: {F]or President Obama to seek a congressional declaration of war, or at least an authorization for the use of military force, as the Bush administration understood was required before commencing combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this case, complying with the Constitution is almost certain to result in a […]

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Eric Florack on April 1st, 2010

Welcome, one at all, to the most intense nightly raid anywhere on the web … The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble For those who didn’t see it on Facebook, I passed the driving test for my new employer.I’m fairly excited about it actually, for a lot of reasons. with any degree of luck all be able to […]

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Eric Florack on October 25th, 2009

A little addendum to my comments about the “State of Emergency” declared by the President yesterday. Note, please the passage here,l in yet another AP story: Administration officials said the declaration was a pre-emptive move designed to make decisions easier when they need to be made. Officials said the move was not in response to […]

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Eric Florack on October 24th, 2009

From the AP: WASHINGTON -AP–  President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect noninfected patients. The declaration, signed Friday night and announced Saturday, comes with the disease more prevalent than ever in the country […]

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Eric Florack on October 21st, 2009

So along comes Jake Tapper, speaking to Bobby “the mouthpiece” Gibbs at a White House Gaggle: Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat […]

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