Seeking Approval On Syria
Barack Obama has suddenly discovered a new-found appreciation for Congress. For a man who has perverted the power of the executive branch in order to achieve his liberal goals, when things get tough he turns to Congress to spread the blame. Yesterday and today, Obama has met with Congressional leaders over the crisis in Syria. His window of opportunity to convince them to support a strike on Syria is short, as he is supposed to head to the G20 summit. While the topic of Syria isn't officially on the table at the G20 summit, there is no doubt that the meeting's discussion (being held in Russia) will find its way to the issue of Syria. Here's what's happened over the last few days...continued
The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi - Under Fire
Authors Samuel M. Katz and Fred Burton joined Sean to discuss their new book, "The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi - Under Fire." On the night of September 11, 2012, the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya, came under ferocious attack by a heavily armed group of Islamic terrorists. The prolonged firefight, and the attack hours later on a nearby CIA outpost, resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, the Information Officer, Sean Smith, and two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Based on the exclusive cooperation of eyewitnesses and confidential sources within the intelligence, diplomatic, and military communities, Burton and Katz reveal for the first time the terrifying twelve-hour ordeal confronted by Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, his Diplomatic Security (DS) contingent, and the CIA security specialists who raced to rescue them. For more on "The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi" please click here.
Backlash Over ObamaCare
Backlash over ObamaCare continues. In a letter sent to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Sunday, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is cutting ties with the AFL-CIO. Part of the reason cited was the union's support for ObamaCare and immigration reform. According to Fox News, "Leaders of the 40,000-member union said they have become 'increasingly frustrated' with the federation's policy positions on such matters as immigration and health care reform.” They feel as though the AFL-CIO has done a great disservice to the labor movement by supporting the president's policies. But the reason they don't support the AFL-CIO is because they do not believe that ObamaCare goes far enough. They are upset that ObamaCare imposes a tax on Cadillac healthcare plans that many union members enjoy. What the longshoremen really want is a nationalized, single-payer healthcare policy. At the rate we're going, we're bound to get there eventually.
Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut. First elected to the Senate in 1988, Lieberman was elected to a fourth term on November 7, 2006. In the 2000 United States presidential election, Lieberman was the Democratic nominee for Vice President, running with presidential nominee Al Gore, becoming the first Jewish candidate on a major American political party presidential ticket. The Gore–Lieberman ticket won the popular vote but ultimately failed to gain the electoral votes needed to win the controversial election. Lieberman ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate while he was also Gore's running mate, and he was re-elected by the voters of Connecticut. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2004 presidential election.