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  • The Freedom of Information Act hasn’t helped journalists shed light on Obama’s drone programs.
  • The White House will allow, however, the two congressional intelligence committees to see the drone memos
  • Why Congress should have had oversight over the drone program in the first place.
  • 10 things this week’s CBO report tells us about the nation’s finances.
  • David Ignatius discusses why America is back, while Daniel Henniger discusses why America has a case of “imperial overstretch.”
  • Mendendez saga continues.
  • Prettier in Print: This week’s TIME cover story is on Marco Rubio, a freshman senator that the Republican Party hopes can revive the party.
    • Michael Grunwald sat down with Rubio and discusses his evolving views on immigration reform as he weighs his background and beliefs.  TIME’s photo editors bring you to Rubio’s most memorable moments here.
    • David Von Drehle interviews Kris Kobach, the mastermind behind Arizona’s controversial immigration law.
    • NYC Mayor Bloomberg on the passing of ex-NYC mayor Ed Koch.
    • Fareed Zakaria on how Obama should get moderate reform on immigration, gun control, energy policy, and the budget.
    • Blood for oil: Iraq civil war may ensue as Baghdad wants Kurds’ oil
  • Will Sen. McCain vote for Hagel for Secretary of Defense?
  • Rubio to give first bilingual GOP response to the State of the Union next Tuesday
  • Sen. Rand Paul‘s foreign policy vision doesn’t impress conservative commentator Jennifer Rubin
  • Palin and Dick Morris out, Scott Brown in at Fox?
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DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

Obama Blanks On What He's Ineffectually Urging Congress To Take Action On Now

WASHINGTON—While speaking to the White House press corps Wednesday, President Barack Obama is reported to have completely blanked on which issue he was ineffectually urging Congress to act on at the moment. “It is vitally important that our nation’s lawmakers do the job that they were elected to do, and make it a top priority to, uh, to…well, hmm,” said Obama, nervously tapping his fingers on the lectern as he frantically tried to recall whether he was making a wholly unproductive and effectively meaningless call for legislative action on global warming, gun control, immigration reform, budget compromise, or green energy. “It’s a, um, very important issue, I know that. Uh. Jeez.” After standing silently in front of the audience for several uncomfortable moments, Obama reportedly reprimanded Congress for its lack of cooperation and then walked out of the room.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

The slanderous evil pomposity with with paulejb and his hive resort to is the most vile and vain blah blah blah bold text.

paulejb
paulejb

 Notice not one hive drone denies that his party is evil.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb 

Note how paulejb instead of being able to explain what is evil about whatever he babble on about, he trots out the tired smurf word 'hive'.

So what is evil? Well Dems of course says paulejb. And why is that, well because evil is evil, says paulejb. I mean what do you mean by evil, well look just how the hive drones on - that proves that Dems are evil he says.

But then this is what paulejb would call 'subtle'.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb What is this drone you keep rambling about. Only Republicans swarm like wasps to defend idiotic ideas with no merit.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@paulejb 

I'm sure you'd rather they all just die.  Of course if that happened you'd lose your scapegoat for all of the nation's problems.

La_Randy
La_Randy

@paulejb Funny how the article you link to refutes your claim.

"An FCC spokesman told FoxNews.com on Wednesday the one-year projects were chosen through a competition intended to find ones that would gather facts and data about “technologically diverse approaches to increasing broadband adoption, including fixed and mobile broadband.”

He also said a second TracFone proposal was rejected and that the $13.8 million for the project comes from roughly $214 million worth of reforms and modernizations to the precursor Lifeline program, which provides low-cost access to cellphones for low-income families.

The purported $2.4 billion-a-year Lifeline project has been around since the mid 1980s but was dubbed the “Obama phone” following a viral video in which a potential voter suggests re-electing the president to keep the program going."

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Was it worth Billions like the no-bid contracts the Halliburton and its subsidiaries got for Iraq and then proceeded to rip off the federal government even more?

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@paulejb @DonQuixotic 

I can't disprove an opinion, no.  You roundly ignore facts so what's the point?  If you want to think that Democrats are evil go right ahead.  It's not the case and it won't help your party, but if it makes you feel more secure or something I guess that works for you.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Falls right in the "I'm fat, but you're ugly, and I can diet" category.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb @MrObvious @mantisdragon91

Evil is as evil does. 

It will most likely be that circular stuff you just trotted out 'evil is just evil'.

No one will ever get rich writing a book about the complexity of paulejbs thinking. At most it would fill half a page double spaced and using large font. Most of it would be a few select things he like to recycle (with a few select I mean probably the less then a 4 fingered hand of things he repeat).

Destroying the nation to rule in the ruins is evil, Ob. You are part of the problem.

This could be added of course. Not because it illustrate some of the recycles sentences, but more the kind of glaze eyed vacuous 'thinking'.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb @MrObvious @mantisdragon91


Sorry, stupid can't be fix. People can DO stupid things, but stupid people just don't get smarter. Case in point you.

Evil is a matter of perspective. You can't 'prove' evil since some people do criminal things, even horrid things, but evil presumes something behind their motives that you can't prove exist.


Ergo when you call Dems evil (or whatnot) you can't even articulate it. It will most likely be that circular stuff you just trotted out 'evil is just evil'.

Stupid on the other hand...

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nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Hive

Drone

Stinger

Worker

Queen

Yellow

AAAAAGGHHHH!!!!

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb @mantisdragon91

You people have not had an original retort in years.

Declared by captain Originality that have spent a week now harking about Menendez and keep throwing out the same tired 'Socialist' hive stuff over and over.


Paulejb must have one of those brain injuries that when he sleeps he can't remember the day before.

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb ,

I don't even break a sweat dealing with you hive drones. You people have not had an original retort in years.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb @mantisdragon91

The regime of your hero is the most toxic thing to which the USA has been subjected.

Babble logic; and paulejb said I was inventing my own language. This is like reading dumb yoda.