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    Barack Obama - Why I Should Be President

    "Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren recently had the opportunity to sit down with Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, to ask them some questions that might not usually be asked. For the whole interview, go to!"


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  • WCCO Exclusive: Amelia Interviews The President November 1, 2011 6:03 PM

  • "WASHINGTON (WCCO) — WCCO-TV had the rare opportunity Tuesday to meet with President Barack Obama and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the White House.
    WCCO’s Amelia Santaniello asked Obama about the economy and at what point does it become his fault and not his predecessor’s.
    Watch Santaniello’s exclusive interview with the President, which you’ll see only on WCCO."



  • Obama's People, from
  • Biden's F-Bomb

    " Added On March 23, 2010 Vice President Joe Biden drops the f-bomb over an open microphone. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the latest Biden blooper."


    Obama Birth Certificate Faked In Adobe Illustrator - Official Proof 1of4 ( Layers )

  • Barack Obama aka Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. (1961–), from

  • ""We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states," he said. "We coach Little League in the blue states, and yes, we've got some gay friends in the red states. There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq, and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the Stars and Stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.""
    A Mother's Promise: Barack's Biography

    "A biography of Barack Obama that played at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, prior to Barack's acceptance speech. "
    OBAMA: Biography Video/Convention Intro, from
    Biography of Barack Obama -, from
    "A brief biography of Barack Obama, courtesy of the website of his exploratory committee. "
    GGN- New Report Suggests That Barack Obama Is A CIA Creation

    "(Pres TV) A new report suggests that Barack Obama is an entirely manufactured entity manufactured by the CIA, from the time of his parents and grandparents.
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    The life of President Obama's mother

    "The Situation Room|Added on December 30, 2011An exhibit in Hawaii displays the life and work of President Obama's mother. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports."

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    Whether you are an Obama fan, or not, EVERYONE IN THE U. S. needs to know....
    Obama funds $20M in tax payer dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA. This is the news that didn't make the headlines...
    By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in "migration assistance" to the Palestinian refugees and "conflict victims" in Gaza .
    The "presidential determination", which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States, was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.
    Few on Capitol Hill, or in the media, took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support to the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.
    Let's review...itemized list of some of Barack Obama's most recent actions since his inauguration:
    His first call to any head of state, as president, was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the
    Palestinian territory.
    His first one-on-one television interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.
    His first executive order was to fund/facilitate abortion(s) not just here within the U. S. , but within the world, using U. S. tax payer funds.
    He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.
    He ordered overseas CIA interrogation centers closed..
    He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and the "terror attack" on 9/11.
    Now we learn that he is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to, and live in, the US at American taxpayer expense.
    These important, and insightful, issues are being "lost" in the blinding bail-outs and "stimulation" packages.
    Doubtful? To verify this for yourself:

    Conspiracy Theories

  • Andrew Breitbart death sparks conspiracy theories By Dylan Stableford | The Cutline – 7 hrs agon

  • "Andrew Breitbart's unexpected death on Thursday has sparked a swift outpouring of grief and remembrances--but also the inevitable conspiracy theories about the timing of the outspoken conservative's demise.
    Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., last month, Breitbart claimed he had damning videos of Barack Obama, and planned to release them before the general election.
    "[We] are going to vet [Obama] from his college days to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008," Breitbart told the CPAC crowd.
    Steve Bannon, producer of "The Undefeated" and a friend of Breitbart's, told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday that the tapes of Obama at Harvard do exist, and that they would be released "in a week or two."...

    Breitbart: “Wait ‘Til They See What Happens March 1st” Breitbart died hours before planned release of damning Obama footage Paul Joseph Watson Friday, March 2, 2012



  • Presidential Inauguration Committee

  • "Official website for the Barack Obama inauguration includes blog, press room, schedule and volunteer opportunities."
    Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration - Prelude

    "January 20th, 2009 - Barack Obama becomes our 44th president, and this video commemorates the journey and the man at the face of it all. I chose Enya's "Now We are Free" because it is all too fitting, considering that very soon we'll be free from the reign of a failed presidency."
    Obama prayer speaker from Hamas-linked group Josh Gerstein, Politics Updated: 01/19/2009 01:29:00 PM CST (
    "One of the religious leaders invited to address Barack Obama's inaugural prayer service Wednesday heads an Islamic group named by federal prosecutors as a co-conspirator in a terrorism-fundraising trial in Texas.
    Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America, is scheduled to join Christian ministers and Jewish rabbis offering prayers for the new president and his family during a service at the National Cathedral in Washington, organizers announced Friday.
    Mattson's group calls itself "the largest Muslim umbrella organization" in North America. However, in May 2007, federal prosecutors included ISNA on a list of nearly 300 co-conspirators filed in a criminal case charging that the Holy Land Foundation of Richardson, Tex. funneled more than $12 million to Hamas.
    The U.S. government designated Hamas as a terrorist group in 1995. .."

    *see Middle Eastern: Palestinian of Gaza & West Bank Outreach
    Filipino Student Invited to Presidential Inauguration, from

  • President Barack Obama 2009 Inauguration and Address, from

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    President Barack Obama took the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States and delivered an inaugural address focusing on the themes of sacrifice and renewal on January 20, 2009. "

    Obama Presidential Inauguration January 20 2009 The Begining 1st 10 Minuites.

    "Obama Presidential Inauguration January 20 2009 The Begining 1st 10 Minuites. "

    Other Sites: Rick Warren Prays at the Inauguration

    "Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, gives the prayer"
    *see Prayer-needs, reports, requests, testimonies, etc..
    Obama takes presidential oath again after stumble 2 hrs 51 mins ago (Wednesday, January 21st of 2009)
    "WASHINGTON – After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House — a rare do-over. The surprise moment came in response to Tuesday's much-noticed stumble, when Roberts got the words of the oath a little off, which prompted Obama to do so, too.
    Don't worry, the White House says: Obama has still been president since noon on Inauguration Day.
    Nevertheless, Obama and Roberts went through the drill again out of what White House counsel Greg Craig called "an abundance of caution."...
    "Yes, I am," Obama said. "And we're going to do it very slowly."
    Roberts then led Obama through the oath without any missteps.
    The president said he did not have his Bible with him, but that the oath was binding anyway.
    The original, bungled version on Tuesday caught observers by surprise and then got replayed on cable news shows.
    It happened when Obama interrupted Roberts midway through the opening line, in which the president repeats his name and solemnly swears.
    Next in the oath is the phrase " ... that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States." But Roberts rearranged the order of the words, not saying "faithfully" until after "president of the United States."
    That appeared to throw Obama off. He stopped abruptly at the word "execute."
    Recognizing something was off, Roberts then repeated the phrase, putting "faithfully" in the right place but without repeating "execute."
    But Obama then repeated Roberts' original, incorrect version: "... the office of president of the United States faithfully."
    Craig, the White House lawyer, said in a statement Wednesday evening: "We believe the oath of office was administered effectively and that the president was sworn in appropriately yesterday. Yet the oath appears in the Constitution itself. And out of the abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence, Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath a second time."
    The Constitution is clear about the exact wording of the oath and as a result, some constitutional experts have said that a do-over probably wasn't necessary but also couldn't hurt. Two other previous presidents have repeated the oath because of similar issues, Calvin Coolidge and Chester A. Arthur. "

    *see Bible

    Christian Charity to Send Bible to Barack After Scripture-Less Second Swearing In A spokesperson defends this to ANS By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries Saturday, January 24, 2009
    "LONDON, UK (ANS) -- The Evangelical Alliance UK is sending President Barack Obama a new Bible after reports that one was mysteriously absent from his second swearing in.
    Dr Krish Kandiah, Director of Churches in Mission for the Evangelical Alliance, will post a copy of an edition of the Bible that highlights issues of poverty and justice to the new President to make sure he has one on hand for any future need.
    “President Obama’s commitment to the scripture was obvious during his inaugural address, when he quoted Paul’s letter to the Corinthians - so when we heard he didn’t swear on a Bible the second time, we could only assume it was because he couldn’t find one,” said Dr Kandiah.
    “We are sending him a copy of the Bible in case he is ever Biblically caught short again. We are delighted that President Obama takes justice and the alleviation of poverty very seriously, so we will send him a Bible that focuses on these issues that are so close to his, and God’s, heart.”
    President Obama said in his inaugural address: “We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.”
    The Evangelical Alliance will send President Obama a copy of The Poverty and Justice Bible, published by Bible Society, which is the first to highlight more than 2,000 passages that speak of God’s attitude to poverty and justice. Challenging the notion that the Bible is a dusty, outdated rulebook, it shows that, on the biggest issues of our day, God got there first – and he has something to say.
    Recently British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was presented with The Poverty and Justice Bible at Downing Street. And in July last year, hundreds of Bishops carried The Poverty and Justice Bible as they marched across Westminster in a campaign against world poverty.
    Peter Meadows, Associate Executive Director at Bible Society, said: “The Bible has a place in public life and government, which is why it was part of President Obama's inauguration. But it is more than symbolic. It's more than a good idea. The Bible is a reminder that true hope and real change has its root in Scripture.”
    When asked by ANS if this was actually a joke, Charis Gibson, Senior Press Officer for the Evangelical Alliance UK said, “This was indeed a genuine release and not a joke, although we were using humor in the release to make a serious point – something we have found is particularly effective in stirring up debate and getting people to think about the issues we are raising. So we wanted it to link the Bible to the biggest news story of the year to show how relevant God is to politics, particularly as the President has said poverty and justice are so important to him.
    “Evangelicals can sometimes present a negative image as being frequently judgmental, and we hope that the occasional use of humor can be used to show us in a more positive light.
    “We know we both share a common interest to see the gospel have an impact on public life, and although our methods may have differed this time, we trust that this is not a regular occurrence and hope we will be in better agreement on many other issues in future.” "

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  • Occupy protester hands President Obama a note By Holly Bailey Senior Political Reporter | The Ticket – 2 hrs 29 mins ago

  • "..The Occupy movement trailed President Obama to New Hampshire today, where protestors briefly interrupted his jobs speech at a Manchester high school.
    Using the so-called "human microphone" method, protestors shouted Obama down just minutes into his speech, calling attention to the arrest of peaceful protestors at Occupy movements around the country.
    They were quickly countered by students, who began chanting, "Obama! Obama!"
    But after the speech, a member of the movement got close enough to Obama as the president was shaking hands with members of the audience pass him a note, which was photographed by the Associated Press' Charles Dharapak:..

    " Mr. President: Over 4000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While bankers continue to destroy the American economy. You must stop the assault on our 1st amendment rights. Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.
    President Obama isn't the first politician to be targeted by the Occupy movement. Two weeks ago, Michele Bachmann was briefly interrupted by Occupy Charleston protesters at speech in South Carolina."

    Michelle Obama

  • Michelle Obama, Jill Biden booed at NASCAR championship- Rush Limbaugh says Obama was booed over 'uppity-ism' BY Philip Caulfield NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, November 21 2011, 9:16 AM

  • "NASCAR fans revved up the boos for Michelle Obama and Jill Biden at the car-racing league’s season-ending event in Florida. The First and Second Ladies were at the Homestead Miami-Speedway on Sunday to honor military families and draw support for their Joint Forces program, an initiative to get jobs for veterans. Serving as grand marshals with a retired Army sergeant and his family, the two women shrugged off the jeers, beaming broadly as they announced, "Gentleman, start your engines!" A source who was at the event with the First Lady said only a scattering of fans booed and that they were largely drowned out by "the loud chaotic program featuring ... jets flying over and tons of cheering.” The pair had received a warmer welcome at a pre-race meeting, where drivers gave them a standing ovation, The Associated Press reported. The First Lady hailed NASCAR for being “amazing in terms of its support, not just today but every day, for military families." “Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden were proud to stand with a true American hero and join NASCAR to honor all the men and woman who serve our country and the families who support them,” said Kristina Schake, the First Lady’s communications director. On his radio show on Monday, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said the First Lady was booed because among other things, she was “uppity.” “We don’t like paying millions of dollars for Mrs. Obama’s vacations. The NASCAR crowd doesn’t quite understand why when the husband and the wife are going to the same place, the first lady has to take her own Boeing 757 with family and kids and hangers-on four hours earlier than her husband, who will be on his 747. NASCAR people understand that’s a little bit of a waste. They understand it’s a little bit of uppity-ism.” Limbaugh also suggested it was Michelle Obama’s emphasis on eating well and exercising regularly that had NASCAR fans up in arms. “We don’t like being told what to eat; we don’t like being told how much to exercise; we don’t like being told what we’ve got to drive; we don’t like wasting money; we don’t like our economy being bankrupted. We don’t like 14% unemployment. The question is, what the h--- is there to cheer for when Miss Obama and Ms. Biden show up?”


  • Barack Obama From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • "Barack Hussein Obama II (pronounced /bəˈrɑːk hʊˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the President-elect of the United States of America, and the first African American to be elected President of the United States. Obama was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 3, 2005, until his resignation on November 16, 2008, following his election to the presidency. His term of office as President of the United States is scheduled to begin after he is sworn in as the forty-fourth President of the United States at noon EST (17:00 UTC) on January 20, 2009, in an inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.
    *see African-American Outreach
    Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He worked as a community organizer, and practiced as a civil rights attorney in Chicago before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, Obama was elected to the Senate in November 2004. Obama delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004...."

    Early life and career
    "Barack Obama was born at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, Hawaii,[2][3] to Ann Dunham, a white American from Wichita, Kansas[4] of English and Irish descent.[5][6] Obama's father was Barack Obama, Sr., a Luo from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya. His parents met in 1960 while attending the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, where his father was a foreign student.[7][8] The couple married on February 2, 1961;[9] they separated when Obama was two years old and divorced in 1964.[8] Obama's father returned to Kenya and saw his son only once more before dying in an automobile accident in 1982.[10]
    *see GoodnewsEverybody African- Kenyan Outreach
    After her divorce, Dunham married Indonesian student Lolo Soetoro, who was attending college in Hawaii. When Soeharto, a military leader in Soetoro's home country, came to power in 1967, all students studying abroad were recalled and the family moved to Indonesia.[11] There Obama attended local schools in Jakarta, such as Besuki Public School and St. Francis of Assisi School, until he was ten years old.
    *see Asian-Indonesian Outreach
    He then returned to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents, Madelyn and Stanley Dunham, while attending Punahou School from the fifth grade in 1971 until his graduation from high school in 1979.[12] Obama's mother returned to Hawaii in 1972 for five years, and then in 1977 went back to Indonesia, where she worked as an anthropological field worker. She stayed there most of the rest of her life, returning to Hawaii in 1994. She died of ovarian cancer in 1995.[13]
    Of his early childhood, Obama has recalled, "That my father looked nothing like the people around me — that he was black as pitch, my mother white as milk — barely registered in my mind."[14] In his 1995 memoir, he described his struggles as a young adult to reconcile social perceptions of his multiracial heritage.[15] He wrote that he used alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine during his teenage years to "push questions of who I was out of my mind".[16] At the 2008 Civil Forum on the Presidency, Obama identified his high-school drug use as his "greatest moral failure."[17]....
    After four years in New York City, Obama moved to Chicago, where he was hired as director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based community organization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Greater Roseland (Roseland, West Pullman, and Riverdale) on Chicago's far South Side. He worked there for three years from June 1985 to May 1988....

    Family and personal life
    ...Obama has encouraged Democrats to reach out to evangelicals and other religious groups.[159] In December 2006, he joined Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) at the "Global Summit on AIDS and the Church" organized by church leaders Kay and Rick Warren.[160] Together with Warren and Brownback, Obama took an HIV test, as he had done in Kenya less than four months earlier.[161] He encouraged "others in public life to do the same" and not be ashamed of it.[162] Addressing over 8,000 United Church of Christ members in June 2007, Obama challenged "so-called leaders of the Christian Right" for being "all too eager to exploit what divides us."[163]...
    Obama is a Protestant Christian whose religious views have evolved in his adult life. In The Audacity of Hope, Obama writes that he "was not raised in a religious household." He describes his mother, raised by non-religious parents (whom Obama has specified elsewhere as "non-practicing Methodists and Baptists") to be detached from religion, yet "in many ways the most spiritually awakened person that I have ever known." He describes his father as "raised a Muslim," but a "confirmed atheist" by the time his parents met, and his stepfather as "a man who saw religion as not particularly useful." In the book, Obama explains how, through working with black churches as a community organizer while in his twenties, he came to understand "the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change."[185][186] He was baptized at the Trinity United Church of Christ in 1988 and was an active member there for two decades.[187][188]...

    Barack Obama - What does being a Christian mean to you?

    My Personal Statement:

    Congratulations on your Presidential Inauguration tomorrow (Tuesday, January 20th of 2009)! I like many others may have not voted for you due to various reason, such as "moral" political issues (e.g. abortion, gay marriage, etc..). However, as a "citizen" of "One" America (as stated in his political campaign speech-"There is no Liberal or Conservative America, but a UNITED States of America" (paraphrasing). I will be supporting you through my individual contribution to "making a difference" for a better community, nation, world, etc...and prayer for you, our country, world, etc.. God bless you Obama and America! "In God we Trust" (Psalm 20:4)


    -Broken Promises?...

    Fall Of The Republic (Part 8/15)

    *see Cultures, Ethnicities, Multicultural, Nationalities, Races, etc...


  • Obama aide's exit could be prelude to more changes, By JULIE PACE, Associated Press Writer Julie Pace, Associated Press Writer – Wed Sep 22, 3:22 am ET

  • '..The White House said Tuesday that Lawrence Summers, director of the National Economic Council, would leave at the end of the year to return to Harvard University. Though administration officials said Obama had known for some time that Summers would depart this year, news of his pending exit comes amid deep concern over the sluggish pace of the recovery, as well as criticism of the team that conceived the administration's economic policies...
    Obama has already lost two other high-level economic advisers: budget director Peter Orszag and the chief of the Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, both of whom resigned this summer. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner would be the only one of Obama's top-tier economic advisers to remain with the administration should he stay through the end of the year...


    Obama urges staying in school

    "President Obama delivers a hotly debated back-to-school speech to students across the country."


  • Report: White House Overstates Job Growth , Oct 29, 2009 8:13 pm US/Central

  • "WASHINGTON (CBS) ― President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center Oct. 27, 2009 in Arcadia, Fla. Obama announced 3.4 billion dollars in goverment support for modernizing the U.S. Power grid.
    An early progress report on President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan overstates by thousands the number of jobs created or saved through the stimulus program, a mistake that White House officials promise will be corrected in future reports.
    The government's first accounting of jobs tied to the $787 billion stimulus program claimed more than 30,000 positions paid for with recovery money. But that figure is overstated by least 5,000 jobs, according to an Associated Press review of a sample of stimulus contracts.
    The AP review found some counts were more than 10 times as high as the actual number of jobs; some jobs credited to the stimulus program were counted two and sometimes more than four times; and other jobs were credited to stimulus spending when none was produced.
    For example:
    - A company working with the Federal Communications Commission reported that stimulus money paid for 4,231 jobs, when about 1,000 were produced.
    - A Georgia community college reported creating 280 jobs with recovery money, but none was created from stimulus spending.
    - A Florida child care center said its stimulus money saved 129 jobs but used the money on raises for existing employees.
    There's no evidence the White House sought to inflate job numbers in the report. But administration officials seized on the 30,000 figure as evidence that the stimulus program was on its way toward fulfilling the president's promise of creating or saving 3.5 million jobs by the end of next year.
    Republican critics say they don't understand how some stimulus projects will create any jobs, reports CBS News chief White House correspondent Chip Reid; for example, half a million dollars to study social networks like Facebook, and $219,000 to study the sex lives of female college freshmen.
    The reporting problem could be magnified Friday when a much larger round of reports is expected to show hundreds of thousands of jobs repairing public housing, building schools, repaving highways and keeping teachers on local payrolls.
    Seven million jobs were lost when the economy tanked and experts caution many of these jobs may never come back. After the eight-month recession in 2001 it took more than five years to fully recover the 2.7 million jobs shed, CBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace reports.
    The White House says it is aware there are problems. In an interview, Ed DeSeve, an Obama adviser helping to oversee the stimulus program, said agencies have been working with businesses that received the money to correct mistakes. Other errors discovered by the public also will be corrected, he said.
    "If there's an error that was made, let's get it fixed," DeSeve said.
    The White House released a statement early Thursday that it said laid out the "real facts" about how jobs were counted in the stimulus data distributed two weeks ago. It said that had been a test run of a small subset of data that had been subjected only to three days of reviews, that it had already corrected "virtually all" the mistakes identified by the AP and that the discovery of mistakes "does not provide a statistically significant indication of the quality of the full reporting that will come on Friday."
    The data partially reviewed by the AP for errors included all the data presently available, representing all known federal contracts awarded to businesses under the stimulus program. The figures being released Friday include different categories of stimulus spending by state governments, housing authorities, nonprofit groups and other organizations.
    As of early Thursday, on its Web site, the government was still citing 30,383 as the actual number of jobs linked so far to stimulus spending, despite the mistakes the White House has now acknowledged and said were being corrected.
    It's not clear just how far off the 30,000 claim was. The AP's review was not an exhaustive accounting of all 9,000 contracts, but homed in on the most obvious cases where there were indications of duplications or misinterpretations.
    While the thousands of overstated jobs represent a tiny sliver of the overall economy, they represent a significant percentage of the initial employment count credited to the stimulus program.
    Tom Gavin, a spokesman for the White House budget office, attributed the errors to officials as well as recipients having to conduct such reporting for the first time.
    In fact, the AP review shows some businesses undercounted the number of jobs funded under the stimulus program by not reporting jobs saved.
    Here are some of the findings:
    - Colorado-based Teletech Government Solutions on a $28.3 million contract with the Federal Communications Commission for creation of a call center, reported creating 4,231 jobs, although 3,000 of those workers were paid for five weeks or less.
    "We all felt it was an appropriate way to represent the data at the time" and the reporting error has been corrected, said company president Mariano Tan.
    - The Toledo, Ohio-based Koring Group received two FCC contracts, again for call centers. It reported hiring 26 people for each contract, or a total of 52 jobs, but cited the same workers for both contracts. The jobs only lasted about two months.
    The FCC spotted the problem. The company's owner, Steve Holland, acknowledged the actual job count is closer to five and blamed the problem on confusion about the reporting.
    The AP's review identified nearly 600 contracts claiming stimulus money for more than 2,700 jobs that appear to have similar duplicated counts.
    - Barbara Moore, executive director of the Child Care Association of Brevard County in Cocoa, Fla., reported that the $98,669 she received in stimulus money saved 129 jobs at her center, though the cash was used to give her 129 employees a 3.9 percent cost-of-living raise. She said she needed to boost their salaries because some workers had left "because we had not been able to give them a raise in four years."
    - Officials at East Central Technical College in Douglas, Ga., said they now know they shouldn't have claimed 280 stimulus jobs linked to more than $200,000 to buy trucks and trailers for commercial driving instruction, and a modular classroom and bathroom for a health education program.
    "It was an error on someone's part," said Mike Light, spokesman for the Technical College System of Georgia. The 280 were not jobs, but the number of students who would benefit, he said.
    - The San Joaquin, Calif., Regional Rail Commission reported creating or saving 125 jobs as part of a stimulus project to lay railroad track. Because the project drew from two pools of money, the commission reported the jobs figure twice, bringing the total to 250 on the government report. Spokesman Thomas Reeves said the commission corrected the data Tuesday.
    (© MMIX, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)"



  • How the Obama budget might fall on your shoulders By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press Calvin Woodward, Associated Press – Mon Feb 14, 4:19 pm ET

  • "WASHINGTON – Crumbling inner-city sidewalks, cleaner air, dirtier drinking water, more debt for some college students and higher heating costs for low-income families could be part of the legacy of President Barack Obama's proposed budget. One way or another, his effort to save money in hundreds of programs might touch every American.
    No rewrite of the family budget is called for at this point. Obama's plan is little more than a wish list, certain to be reshaped by Congress if it even goes anywhere. (Last year's wish list didn't.)
    But it shows where Obama wants to go, how he proposes to get there and, to some extent, what spending cuts and increases he is willing to fight for in a divided Congress where Republicans want to cut far more.
    So if you are an older worker looking for the government's help training for a new job, for example, you might get a little nervous. Obama wants to halve a program that helps seniors with career or community service training.
    Obama's budget would squeeze the poor on several fronts, the rich on one big front — their taxes — and others in scattered ways.
    People living in or needing public housing will take a hit if he gets his way. Obama wants to spend much less to maintain public housing and to build new homes for the elderly and disabled. He also wants to cut by half the grants that provide poorer families with substantial help paying their energy bills.
    And low-income students may feel a pinch with the president's plan to eliminate Pell grants for summer school. The savings would be used to keep the maximum Pell grant for the regular academic year uncut.
    When a Democratic president and Republican lawmakers want to cut the same program, it's a safe bet that program is at risk. So it is with public housing, some environmental programs and certain other areas of spending.
    Tax increases, though, are a much iffier proposition. In his budget, Obama proposes once more to raise taxes on the rich, not just increasing their rates but limiting their charitable, mortgage-interest and state-tax deductions. He gave up trying to increase taxes on the wealthy in the last round of wrangling but is trying again.
    Government is so complex and sprawling that multiple spending programs are often aimed at the same problem, or very similar ones, and it can be a fool's game trying to see how it will all shake out. Sometimes, it depends where you live.
    For example, Obama is seeking big cuts in grants that help states upgrade sewage treatment and drinking water systems. As well, he wants to do away with a clean-diesel program that his administration says removed tons of pollution and made people healthier. On the other hand, he wants to spend hundreds of millions more to help states meet sweeping air pollution regulations.
    After expanding other programs that help students with their college debt, Obama wants to achieve some savings for the government from the same pot. He is proposing to reduce loan subsidies for graduate and professional students, exposing some of them to interest on their college loans while they are still in school.
    In other ways, too, the government would give with one hand and take with the other.
    Obama proposes a whopping 68 percent increase in Transportation Department spending, with much of the money geared to fixing highways and putting more people in high-speed trains.
    Yet the vision of smoother blacktop appears not to extend to all roads. Obama is proposing cuts in community development grants that hard-pressed mayors use for streets, sidewalks, water and sewers in poor neighborhoods.
    Many of the changes he wants to make would play out over time. His budget stuffs in billions to improve teaching in the years ahead and specifically to recruit 100,000 math and science teachers over a decade, as well as to bring high-speed wireless to more of rural America. Health research is a big priority, with dividends to come down the road.
    Much closer to the here and now is the proposed halving of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, back to its level of 2008. The program cut energy costs for more than 8 million families last year, and an estimated 3.2 million families could lose the subsidies.
    "This is a very hard cut," said Jack Lew, Obama's budget director, who helped to create the program in the late 1970s. "This is a cut that has real impact."
    ___ Associated Press writer Darlene Superville contributed to this report. "

    First Lady

  • . Michelle Obama Cites Jesus as Model for Citizenship By Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News – 11 hrs ago. (Friday, June 29th 2012)

  • "First lady Michelle Obama Thursday offered a rare public reflection on her religious faith, telling a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church that the life of Jesus Christ is a model for democratic organizing.
    "It's kind of like church," Obama said. "Our faith journey isn't just about showing up on Sunday for a good sermon and good music and a good meal. It's about what we do Monday through Saturday as well, especially in those quiet moments, when the spotlight's not on us, and we're making those daily choices about how to live our lives.
    "We see that in the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus didn't limit his ministry to the four walls of the church," she said. "He was out there fighting injustice and speaking truth to power every single day. He was out there spreading a message of grace and redemption to the least, the last, and the lost. And our charge is to find Him everywhere, every day by how we live our lives."
    Obama, who is not a regular churchgoer, said citizenship like the practice of faith is "not a once-a-week kind of deal."
    "Democracy is also an everyday activity," she said. "And being an engaged citizen should once again be a daily part of our lives."
    Get more pure politics at ABC and a lighter take on the news at
    The first lady said such engagement involved "the tireless, the thankless, relentless work of making change, you know, the phone-calling, letter-writing, door-knocking, meeting-planning kind of work."
    Her appearance at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn., was dubbed an official event by the White House to recognize the history and legacy of the AME church, particularly its role in the civil rights movement.
    "Time and again, history has shown us that there is nothing - nothing - more powerful than ordinary citizens coming together for a just cause," Obama said. "And that is particularly true of folks in the AME church."
    The first lady concluded her trip to Tennessee with a campaign fundraiser in Memphis. "



    -Deatainee Abuse

    60 Minutes: Obama Reiterates Promise To Close Guantanamo Bay, End Torture

    "That's what we hired you for, Obama. Now, let's hope you continue with your plan once you get into office."

  • WikiLeaks docs raise questions of Obama policies, By RAPHAEL G. SATTER and PAISLEY DODDS, Associated Press Writers Raphael G. Satter And Paisley Dodds, Associated Press Writers – 2 hrs 41 mins ago (Monday, October 25th 2010)

  • "LONDON – President Barack Obama stepped into the White House pledging to end George W. Bush's gloves-off approach to interrogations and detention — but a flood of leaked documents suggests that some old habits were hard to break.
    Field reports from the Iraq war published by WikiLeaks show that, despite Obama's public commitment to eschew torture, U.S. forces turned detainees over to Iraqi forces even after signs of abuse.
    Documents also show that U.S. interrogators continued to question Iraqi detainees, some of whom were still recovering from injuries or whose wounds were still visible after being held by Iraqi security forces....
    WikiLeaks recently published almost 400,000 U.S. military logs, mainly written by soldiers on the ground, detailing daily carnage in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion: detainees abused by Iraqi forces, insurgent bombings, sectarian executions and civilians shot at checkpoints by U.S. troops.
    In one leaked document from a U.S. military intelligence report filed Feb. 9, 2009 — just weeks after Obama ordered U.S. personnel to comply with the Geneva Conventions — an Iraqi says he was detained by coalition forces at his Baghdad home and told he would be sent to the Iraqi army if he didn't cooperate. According to the document, the detainee was then handed over to Iraqis where he said he was beaten and given electric shocks....
    One report by a U.S. interrogation detention team based in Baghdad on April 2, 2009, summarizes claims made by a prisoner who said he was hog tied and beaten with a shovel as part of dayslong torture ordeal at the hands of the Iraqi army. The report noted he had a catalog of "minor injuries," including "rope burns on the back of his legs and a possible busted ear drum."...
    While there's no proof in any of the files that the U.S. or its allies directly mistreated detainees, there were at least four allegations where coalition troops were accused of prisoner abuse after Obama signed his executive order. ...
    "This is official evidence that there was a cover-up of crimes, either by turning suspects over or torturing them directly," Dan Ellsberg, who is credited for leaking the 1971 Pentagon Papers that exposed secrets about the Vietnam War, told The Associated Press on Monday night.


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    Pray for President Barack Obama

    "Many Christians have expressed concern about the outcome of the American Presidential election. We must remind ourselves that nothing happens outside of God's permissive will. He will use it all to His Glory. Daniel tells us He changes times and seasons, he sets up kings and deposes them. God does not ask us to always understand what He causes or allows, only to trust Him. And I agree with others that we should pray for our new president, in accordance to God's will. This video is available for showing in your worship service. Email for information."

    "Father, according to Timothy 2, Paul exhorted that "supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior". In obedience to Your Word, we join together this day, January 20 2009, with our GOD TV family all across the United States of America and join in one heart and one mind in prayer and intercession for our new incoming President Barack Obama. Father we ask this day that as Barack Obama is inaugurated here in Washington DC, that You would look down from Heaven and in Your great mercies upon America look down this day upon President Barack Obama and grant him exceeding wisdom in these crucial days ahead facing him and the new administration. Oh mighty Father we pray as a united body to You, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that You may grant to Barack Obama the spirit of wisdom and revelation of the knowledge of Yourself this day. That the eyes of President Obama's understanding be enlightened that he may know what is the hope of his calling and the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of Your power to us-ward who believe and to himself, according to the working of Your mighty power which you wrought in Christ, when You raised Him from the dead. Father we pray that the overshadowing fear of the Lord would start to rest upon this new administration. We pray for Your sovereign hand to guide the President and those in his cabinet. We release YOUR purposes, we release YOUR plan, we release YOUR strategies and YOUR wisdom, we release YOUR governance. We pray for visitation in the President's night hours and revelation in his waking hours, that as he enters the pressures and the challenges of office in 2009 that he would be driven to trust in You as his mighty fortress, that he would find refuge and wisdom under Your wings, that he would seek Your face before he seeks man's wisdom and Father, that You would pour out word after word in season upon him from on high.
    Father, we thank you that even as Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson ruled in generations before Barack Obama, that You have placed upon President Barack Obama's shoulders a mantle to root out and tear up wickedness, thank you Father, that by Your sovereign mighty hand, You would imbue him with zealousness and righteousness to rout out evil men and sinister schemes. Grant President Barack Obama the courage to rule with justice and the wisdom to rule under God. And Father, as the body of Christ that we commit to You to lift him up faithfully and fervently. That we may consistently petition Heaven on Barack Obama's behalf and petition President Barack Obama on YOUR behalf. Father, we also ask that You minister to him in the night hours regarding the issue of abortion that he may know Your heart and Your mind on these issues so important to H eaven. And finally we ask divine protection and blessing over his family and upon his physical life. Preserve his life from being cut off prematurely, Father preserve him from sinister schemes and the schemes of wicked men. Thank you that as President of the United States he will run the course that is laid out for him in this time and this season. Thank you for joining with us and our GOD TV teams all across America to pray for President Barack Obama today and in the months and years ahead. God Bless America! With our love in the service of the Lord Jesus Christ,"
    - Rory and Wendy Alec. (, January 20th of 09')
    American Prayer - Dave Stewart (Barack Obama Music Video)

    Earlier this year when I was recording American Prayer, a song I originally co-wrote with Bono, the phrase, "When you get to the top of the mountain, remember me" seemed to take on a whole new resonance, given the inspirational candidacy of Barack Obama. The song always contained one of my favorite passages from Dr. King, which was hauntingly delivered the night before he was assassinated. King says: "I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land!" People long for a connection— whether it is to music, to their country, or to a big idea. Regardless of what happens in November, Senator Obama has reminded millions of people that they have the power to connect to bigger ideas. He is, in essence, the embodiment of a new anthem for change. He has continued King's narrative from what was once thought of as a dream to a reality. I find it especially relevant that Barack Obama will accept the Democratic Party Nomination for President 45 years to the day of King's "I Have a Dream" speech. When we were originally writing the song, Bono was crafting the words in a way that would make people think about the fact that 'America' as a concept was a truly great idea, based on the bedrock of equality. I find it more pertinent than ever to release it now; to the moment America finds itself in, daring to re-imagine itself and its place in the world. When I set out to make a video for the new version of this song, I wanted to honor all of those millions of people, especially young people, who are, for the first time, feeling empowered to voice their beliefs. I wanted to capture how Obama's message of change has echoed across the broad fabric of what is America. To do that, we've cast the film with an eclectic array of personalities, including Forest Whitaker, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, Cyndi Lauper, Barry Manilow, Joan Baez, Macy Gray and Joss Stone. They appear alongside veterans, teachers and everyday citizens— all of whom have been touched by this simple idea of change. As an Englishman, I'm not an expert in all the intricate details of American politics. But as an artist, I understand how rare it is to inspire a connection to a bigger idea or purpose. This video isn't so much an endorsement of Barack Obama as much as it is a celebration of all those who have picked up a sign, who have registered to vote and are working to make the world a better place. So as Senator Barack Obama ascends to the mountain top, let us not forget all of the others who for the past 40 years have sung anthems of change to make this moment possible. "

  • Obama Pays His First Visit to Billy Graham, Prays With Him Posted: 04/25/10

  • "President Obama had his first meeting with Rev. Billy Graham on Sunday, stopping at the Blue Ridge Mountains retreat of the 91-year old evangelist on his way to West Virginia to eulogize the 29 coal miners who died there.
    "The President had a private prayer and conversation with Rev. Graham," said White House spokesman Bill Burton. "He is extraordinarily gratified that he took the time to meet with him."
    Graham issued a statement after the meeting, saying ""I am pleased to have had President Obama in my home this afternoon. I want to encourage Christians everywhere to pray for our president and for all those in positions of authority and especially for the men and women serving in our military."
    The Charlotte Observer said Graham's son, Franklin, who also was on hand, said "Daddy reminisced a little bit about the first time he met a president, Truman. My father told the president that he stays out of politics (now). And the president said, 'I wish I could.' "
    The Observer also quoted Graham spokesman Larry Ross as saying that Obama had told Graham, as have other chief executives, how lonely, demanding and humbling the presidency can be.
    Obama had been supposed to meet Graham during the 2008 campaign when he was at a nearby resort preparing for a debate with Republican John McCain. But Graham, in frail health, was not well enough that day to meet Obama and the visit was put off. Obama did speak to Graham by telephone on his birthday last November.
    During the call, they talked again about meeting and Obama, who had been on a getaway weekend with First Lady Michelle in nearby Asheville, made the 15 mile trip to Graham's Montreat home.
    "Reverend Graham has obviously been an important spiritual leader for past presidents and for the American people for decades," said Burton. "He's a real treasure for our country. The president appreciates the opportunity to visit him at his home."
    On Graham's health, Burton told reporters while Obama was inside that it "sounds like he's pretty good. Sounds like he's got some of the creaks that come with advancing age bu he's still as sharp as he ever was."
    Graham, who suffers from failing eyesight and hearing, now has had meetings with 12 presidents including Obama and has been a frequent guest at the White House. Three former presidents -- Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton -- helped the evangelist dedicate the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C. in 2007.
    Also present was Graham's son, Franklin, who has been in the midst of a controversy after the military rescinded an invitation to him to attend a prayer service at the Pentagon.
    The Pentagon disinvited the younger Graham because of remarks he made in 2001 describing Islam as evil. An Army spokesman called the remarks "not appropriate." The May 6 event was organized by the National Day of Prayer Task Force of which Graham is honorary co-chair. The task force coordinates the event with the Pentagon chaplain's office.
    Franklin Graham said the subject came up during the visit and that Obama had said he'd look into it, but Graham didn't know if he would be re-invited, according to the Observer.

  • President Obama will "look into" the Army rescinding Franklin Graham’s invitation to speak at a Pentagon prayer service Made this promise during his visit to see Billy Graham on Sunday By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries

  • " MONTREAT, NC (ANS) -- President Obama has told Franklin Graham, son of 91-year-old evangelist, Billy Graham, that he will “look into” the situation of the U.S. Army rescinding its invitation to evangelist Franklin Graham for the upcoming National Day of Prayer at the Pentagon...

  • At National Prayer Breakfast, Pres. Obama cites impact of Billy Graham visit, provides a glimpse of his devotional life By Mark Ellis Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service Thursday, February 2, 2012

  • "WASHINGTON (ANS) -- President Obama delivered remarks for the third year in a row at the National Prayer Breakfast, which offered a glimpse of his personal faith and a few of the people who have influenced his spiritual growth.
    With his wife Michelle, Vice-President Biden, and many other Washington dignitaries looking on, he spoke with some humility of his place in God’s created order.
    "No matter how much responsibility we have, how fancy our titles, how much power we think we hold, we are imperfect vessels. We can all benefit from turning to our Creator, listening to Him. Avoiding phony religiosity, listening to Him,” he noted.
    Despite enormous demands for his time, the president said his daily routine includes a short devotional at the start of the day. “I wake up each morning and I say a brief prayer, and I spend a little time in scripture and devotion.”
    President Obama mentioned personal phone calls, visits and prayers with two influential spiritual leaders: Joel Hunter, a mega church pastor from Florida, and with T.D. Jakes, a mega church pastor from Texas.
    The president said his personal faith often guides his public policy choices. “When I decide to stand up for foreign aid, or prevent atrocities in places like Uganda, or take on issues like human trafficking, it’s not just about strengthening alliances, or promoting democratic values, or projecting American leadership around the world, although it does all those things and it will make us safer and more secure. It’s also about the biblical call to care for the least of these –- for the poor; for those at the margins of our society."
    Even sincere believers will disagree about politics, he said, quoting C.S. Lewis: “Christianity has not, and does not profess to have a detailed political program. It is meant for all men at all times, and the particular program which suited one place or time would not suit another.”
    "Our goal should not be to declare our policies as biblical. It is God who is infallible, not us. Michelle reminds me of this often," President Obama said.
    The president took note of a gathering of young people in Atlanta known as the Passion Conference, which raised several million dollars to fight human trafficking. “Last month, it was inspiring to see thousands of young Christians filling the Georgia Dome at the Passion Conference, to worship the God who sets the captives free and work to end modern slavery. One consistent theme President Obama pressed is to live out one’s faith in an authentic way.
    "I think we all understand that these values cannot truly find voice in our politics and our policies unless they find a place in our hearts. The Bible teaches us to ‘be doers of the word and not merely hearers.’ We’re required to have a living, breathing, active faith in our own lives. And each of us is called on to give something of ourselves for the betterment of others -- and to live the truth of our faith not just with words, but with deeds.
    President Obama quoted from the Book of John to encourage help for the poor, “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”
    On April 25, 2010, the president had a private meeting with Rev. Billy Graham, which left a big impact on his faith.

    Obama - Time To Pray for Civilty - Education Videos

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    "President Barack Obama, speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, says the country needs to regain a sense of civility and that prayer can touch our hearts with humility. (Feb. 4)"

    Praying For Our Leaders…Regardless Of Your Opinion Of Them! August 30, 2009
    "..You know Anointed Vessel readers I have told you all more than once that I am an equal opportunity offender. I am not Democrat, Liberal, or Republican. I am a Born Again, Servant of the Most High God, and it is my relationship with God that comes before politics. Now I must say, it is not hard to see (by my previous posts), that I am not happy with the current administrations race toward nowhere fast, and I was not pleased with the Bush dynasty either. However; let this be made very clear…As a Christian, I follow the rules of the Bible, and it is very clear we are to submit to those that have rule over us, pray for those in leadership, and obey the laws of the land. ..

    Pre-Presidential Years

    Barack Obama Makes Shocking confession!!

    "You have to see it to believe it. Many of Barack Obama's critics have said that he lacks experience and is not ready to be president, but this video shows Obama himself questioning whether or not he is ready. "


    Barack Hussain Obama Mocks Bible, but said he's still Christian?

  • Obama questioned on abortion, why he is a Christian From Suzanne Malveaux, CNN White House Correspondent September 28, 2010 9:56 p.m. EDT

  • "Albuquerque, New Mexico (CNN) -- An event billed as a discussion on the economy turned personal Tuesday when a woman asked President Barack Obama about his Christian faith and views on abortion.
    The question came at a town hall-style meeting in the yard of an Albuquerque home as part of Obama's public outreach to explain his policies and campaign for Democrats in the November congressional elections.
    With a recent survey showing that only a third of Americans can correctly identify Obama as a Christian, the president gave a personal account of his conversion as an adult and how his public service is part of his faith.
    "I am a Christian by choice," Obama began, standing beneath a blazing sun, when asked why he is a Christian.
    "I came to my Christian faith later in life, and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead," Obama said. "Being my brothers' and sisters' keeper. Treating others as they would treat me. And I think also understanding that, you know, that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility that we all have to have as human beings."
    Humans are "sinful" and "flawed" beings that make mistakes and "achieve salvation through the grace of God," the president continued, adding that we also can "see God in other people and do our best to help them find their, you know, their own grace."
    "So that's what I strive to do," Obama said. "That's what I pray to do everyday. I think my public service is part of that effort to express my Christian faith."
    At the same time, Obama emphasized his belief that freedom of religion is "part of the bedrock strength" of the United States.
    "This is a country that is still predominantly Christian, but we have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists" and others, he said, adding that "their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own, and that is part of what makes this country what it is."
    The same questioner also asked Obama about regulations on early and late-term abortion, a politically charged issue in the abortion debate.
    Obama responded that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare" in America, adding that families -- not the government -- "should be the ones making the decision."
    Restrictions against late-term abortion are in place now, he said, adding that "people still argue and disagree about it. That's part of our Democratic tradition."
    On September 19, Obama publicly attended church for the first time in nearly six months when the first family joined the 9 a.m. service at St. John's Church Lafayette Square, an Episcopal congregation about a block from the White House.
    The family sat a few rows from the altar, among roughly 40 worshippers. Each family member received communion, led by the president.
    A survey conducted in late July and early August by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that nearly one in five Americans believe Obama is a Muslim, up from around one in 10 Americans who said he was Muslim last year.
    The number of Americans who expressed uncertainly about the president's religion, meanwhile, is much larger and has also grown, including among Obama's political base. For instance, fewer than half of Democrats and African-Americans now say that Obama is Christian.
    According to the Pew survey released last month, most of those who think Obama is Muslim are Republicans, but the number of independents who believe he is Muslim has expanded significantly, from 10 percent last year to 18 percent this summer.
    In March 2009, 36 percent of African-Americans said they didn't know what religion Obama practices. Now, 46 percent of African-Americans say they don't know, according to the survey."

    Secret Service

  • Secret Service scandal raises question of macho culture, women agents By Laura Smith-Spark, CNN updated 8:25 PM EDT, Wed April 18, 2012

  • "..(CNN) -- The scandal over allegations that Secret Service agents brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Colombia ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama keeps growing. And with it come awkward questions about whether a strong macho element in the culture of the U.S. Secret Service could pose a threat to security, and how women agents fit into the picture...

    Social Issues


  • Obama Calls for Prayer, Reflection in Light of Colo. Batman Movie Shooting By Katherine Weber , Christian Post Reporter July 20, 2012|11:41 am

  • "President Barack Obama on Friday morning publicly addressed the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting that killed at least 12 people, calling Americans to prayer and suspending his day of campaigning in Fort Myers, Fla., in an act of mourning.
    "There are going to be other days for politics. This is a day for prayer and for reflection," Obama told the crowd, who appeared confused minutes before.
    Obama had abruptly turned to the tragedy during the middle of his campaign speech, after being made aware of the case. At the end of his remarks, the president asked for a moment of silence for the 12 victims killed and estimated 34 others injured in the shooting that occurred after midnight Friday morning.
    Obama told the Florida crowd how "heartbroken we are" that one could "terrorize their fellow human beings like this," and called the early morning shooting a "senseless" and "heinous crime."
    The gunman, suspected to be 24-year-old James Holmes, opened fire on a crowded movie theater during the late night premiere showing of Batman's "The Dark Night Rises" at the Century 16 Theaters.
    About 20 minutes in to the midnight premiere, Holmes allegedly kicked open the emergency exit of the theater and began shooting randomly as he walked up the steps of the theater toward the main exit.
    He allegedly opened tear gas canisters, and some victims reported feeling shrapnel hitting their face. Several weapons were found in the theater, and Holmes reportedly wore a gas mask, a bullet proof vest, and a riot helmet. He was arrested near his car, parked in the back of the theater. "


    Barack Obama Speaks at Dr. King's Church

    "On the day before the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Senator Barack Obama delivers a speech to the congregation of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia."
    "I feel a deep sadness to read the many judgemental comments that have been posted about Barack Obama. I have watched several of his vidoes and then feel a sickness to my stomach as I read the comments. We are so ignorant and arrogant. Jesus paid much to high a price for US to pick and choose who should come. It is not for us to judge him. As it says in this video when we come together in faith the walls can come down. For all those that believe Barack is not worthy because he has not stood strongly enough in regards to abortion. Stop Judging him and get on your knees and Pray for him. If many do this, do you think God could bring that wall down in Baracks life? It would also help for us to take the specks out of your own eyes. What have you done to help stop abortions from occuring? Barack will do more than most of us will in helping lower the abortion rates.So when it comes to this subject where do you rate on the scale of actually doing something about it? Why do we put it in a politicians hands and then judge them for the ways they deal or don't deal with it? The bottom line if it is not of God it will NOT stand, however if it is of God and you are speaking out against it, then you are in fact speaking out against God. This is why He tells us NOTHING is for us to Judge! (I am not talking about abortion I know that is not of God, I am talking about Baracks position. I personally would not want to Judge him as the Anti Christ or say he should not be in office if there was even a possiblity that it was Gods plan for him to be there. Do you think that is a possibility that God put him in his position for a reason? Think about it and Pray for him without ceasing!!"-K.G.





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