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Iranian Regime: Obama’s Offer to Talk Shows US Failure
politics, terrorism, foreign affairs, news, diplomacy, left wing, philosophy

January 31, 2009, by Gateway Pundit

Iranian leader Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hoseyni Khāmene’i visited a shrine to martyrs on Saturday. (Iranian (ISNA)

What a shock. The Iranians say Obama’s offer to sit and talk without preconditions shows American weakness and failure.

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Filed under: diplomacy, foreign affairs, left wing, news, philosophy, politics, terrorism

Another Hiccup… Daschle Doesn’t Pay Taxes Either
politics, Democrats, scandal, fraud, taxes, liberalism

January 31, 2009, by Gateway Pundit

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-NE), Barack Obama’s pick to head the Health and Human Services Department, doesn’t pay taxes either.
Jake Tapper reported:

Filed under: Democrats, fraud, liberalism, politics, scandal, taxes

Unreal!… Stimulus Includes Government Plan to Crush New Cars
politics, environment, liberalism, left wing, philosophy, ideology, pandering, congress, spending, legislation, crisis, economics, economy

January 30, 2009, by Gateway Pundit

Now we know how Democrats plan to save the auto industry…

SEMA.org sent out this news alert tonight.
Democrats want to include a new car crushing plan in the “stimulus” bill where the government would buy new cars and trucks that obtain less than 18 mpg and crush them.

Filed under: congress, crisis, economics, economy, environment, ideology, left wing, legislation, liberalism, pandering, philosophy, politics, spending

Ahmadinejad Honors Jewish Baby Killer in Tehran
news, foreign affairs, terrorism, politics, ideology

January 29, 2009, by Gateway Pundit

Samir Kuntar, famous for crushing the skull of a 4 year-old Israeli girl, was honored by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today in Tehran.

Kuntar was released from prison earlier this year in exchange for the remains of two kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldiers.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, honors Lebanese Samir Kantar, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, who had been the longest-held Lebanese prisoner in Israel and was released in a prisoner exchange in July 2008. Kantar was a member of the radical Palestine Liberation Front. He was captured while carrying out an attack in northern Israel in 1979. (AP Photo/Mehdi Ghasemi)

Filed under: foreign affairs, ideology, news, politics, terrorism

Bolivian Marxist Evo Morales Cozies Up to Radical Islamists
politics, foreign affairs, marxism, socialism, philosophy, ideology, terrorism

January 29, 2009, by Gateway Pundit

Former Bolivian Congressman, political dissident and friend, Jose Brechner, sent this analysis on the latest radical developments in Bolivia. This past weekend the people of Bolivia approved a new constitution that gives more power to Marxist President Evo Morales, takes the power away from the individual and for the first time in history refused to recognize the Catholic religion as part of the state.

The Marxist Morales has been cozying up with the Iranians for years. Here he gets touchy-feely with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Flickr)
Jose Brechner sent this translated report on the situation in Bolivia earlier today:

Filed under: foreign affairs, ideology, marxism, philosophy, politics, socialism, terrorism

No Liberal Celebration For Steele
politics, Republicans, news, conservative

January 30, 2009, by Bob Parks

You would think they would at least acknowledge the historic nature of this event. Then again….

Filed under: conservative, news, politics, Republicans

Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman
politics, Republicans, right wing, news, conservative

January 30, 2009, by LIZ SIDOTI

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party chose the first black national chairman in its history Friday, just shy of three months after the nation elected a Democrat as the first African-American president. The choice marked no less than “the dawn of a new party,” declared the new GOP chairman, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele. Republicans chose Steele over four other candidates, including former President George W. Bush’s hand-picked GOP chief, who bowed out declaring, “Obviously the winds of change are blowing.”

Filed under: conservative, news, politics, Republicans, right wing

Colo. man accused of threatening Obama surrenders
news, president, politics

January 30, 2009, by P. SOLOMON BANDA

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man has been indicted on charges of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis. The man said the threat against Obama was a prank.

Timothy Ryan Gutierrez, 20, surrendered Thursday at the FBI’s office in Durango and was being held without bond, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Filed under: news, politics, president

Analysis: GOP gambles in opposing Obama stimulus
politics, congress, news media, bias, crisis, legislation, government

Another left wing think tank produces their partisan analysis and the AP treats it like news.

January 29, 2009, by CHARLES BABINGTON and LIZ SIDOTI

Filed under: bias, congress, crisis, government, legislation, news media, politics

Iraqi shoe hurler inspires art in Saddam hometown
news media, bias, war, terrorism, foreign affairs

Another fair and balanced news story, with no attempt to find any dissenting voices.

January 29, 2009

BAGHDAD (AP) — When an Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes at George W. Bush last month at a Baghdad press conference, the attack spawned a flood of Web quips, political satire and street rallies across the Arab world.

Now it’s inspired a work of art.

A sofa-sized sculpture – a single copper-coated shoe on a stand carved to resemble flowing cloth – was formally unveiled to the public Thursday in the hometown of the late Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein.

Iraq sculpture honoring Bush shoe-thrower removed

January 31, 2009, by AP

Filed under: bias, foreign affairs, news media, terrorism, war

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