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The Washington Post: “…merely a conservative villager…”

by Robert Morrison

February 18, 2009

You have to love The Washington Post. It manages to avoid calling liberals liberals. Why? Because the politically correct name for liberals is now progressives. The governing assumption is that whatever liberals used to want was progress, and so if the American people are skittish about what liberals want, if they’ve had a bellyful of experience with many things liberal, it’s better all around to call the people who want progress progressives.

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Blogosphere Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

February 18, 2009

Here’s some of the buzz from the blogosphere.

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President Obama: Not Going for Bust

by Robert Morrison

February 18, 2009

With his signature of his economic “stimulus” bill, President Obama puts the U.S. total indebtedness just a few billion dollars shy of the total world annual Gross Domestic Product. But he is not going for bust-and he can prove it. The President has sent back to our British allies a valuable bust of Sir Winston Churchill. The bust-valued at hundreds of thousands of pounds-was loaned to the White House by the British government after the September 11th attacks. President Obama wanted the thing out of there.

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Change Watch Backgrounder: Ellen Moran

by Family Research Council

February 18, 2009

POSITION: WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

 

NOMINEE: Ellen Moran

Born: May 1, 1966, in Troy, N.Y., and grew up in Amherst, Mass.

Occupation: Prior to joining White House staff, Moran was executive director of EMILY’s List, where she oversaw the national staff and charted the overall strategic direction of the organization to provide financial assistance to female candidates in the Democratic Party who take liberal pro-choice political stances.

Education: B.A. in political science and English literature from Wheaton College.

Clinton White House: Helped plan both Clinton inaugurals, a staunch advocate for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton through the entire primary season, shifting her support to Mr. Obama only after Mrs. Clinton conceded the Democratic presidential nomination in June, 2009.

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Daily Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

February 18, 2009

Here’s what we are reading today.

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Blogosphere Buzz

by Krystle Gabele

February 17, 2009

Here’s some of the buzz from the blogosphere today.

  • Pelosis on the move,” Fausta’s Blog  Well, it appears that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be making a special trip to the Vatican to visit Pope Benedict XVI. I wish I could be a little fly on the wall to hear this discussion, especially after Pelosi shared her opinions on abortion.
  • A Picture of Dysfunction,” Pejman Yousefzadeh, RedState  The financial strategies that the Department of Treasury were about to implement were changed, because they were too complex and risky. I thought the new Secretary of Treasury was supposed to steer our economy in the right direction, evidently not.
  • A Chicago-Style Census,” Ken Blackwell, Townhall.com   The most disturbing fact is that the White House might soon resume control over the Census from the Department of Commerce. Does anyone smell scandal brewing?

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Gregg’s Revolt Unmasks Obama’s Highly Politicized White House

by Chris Gacek

February 17, 2009

Senator Judd Gregg’s announcement late Thursday afternoon, revoking his agreement to serve as Secretary of Commerce, badly damages President Barack Obama’s aura of bipartisanship. Gregg clearly concluded that his future effectiveness at Commerce was rapidly deteriorating. Furthermore, he must have been furious at having been politically humiliated by the White House last Thursday when it announced it would wrest control of the Census Bureau from the Commerce Department. Unfortunately, this debacle reflects the true nature and inherent weakness of the highly politicized White House now being created by President Obama.

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