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Note: This page begins with the events of June 1st, 2009.  It's organization is chronological.  Events are summarized and detailed descriptions can be seen on the "daily pages" -- click the "date link" in the "date" column.  Sources and links are on the daily pages.

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6/1/09 1.  During the campaign, Obama told a story about his "uncle," Charles Payne's, WW II experiences to burnish his all-American upbringing.  But Obama made a gaffe when he said his great uncle liberated Auschwitz.  Well, Russian troops liberated Auschwitz, so the story changed that Payne was part of the force that liberated Ohrdruf, a subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp, in April 1945.

2.  The previous item may have incorrect information from Ancestry.com. They have been contacted for verification, but there are still other questions hanging.  Records do not show either Charles T. Payne, or Charles W. Payne of Kansas serving in the US Army, only the US Navy.  The above report must remain "unconfirmed," for now.

3.  Hot Air reports that last week, Barack Obama announced the creation of a cyber security czar, giving his administration more czars than the Russian Empire, but that’s another issue altogether.  In order to convince Americans of the necessity of such a position, Obama gave us this dire scenario in his speech.

4.  The Obama infatuation is a great unreported story of our time.  Has any recent president basked in so much favorable media coverage?  Well, maybe John Kennedy for a moment, but no president since.  On the whole, this is not healthy for America.

5.  Obama's expressed hope today in his weekly address "that we can avoid the political posturing and ideological brinksmanship that has bogged down this (Supreme Court nomination) process, and Congress, in the past" runs against another historical first: his unique role in history as the first US leader to have ever voted to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee.

6.  Respect for Islam, a prescription for Palestinian statehood and assurances of a speedy U.S. pullout from Iraq -- that's what Muslims from Morocco to Malaysia say they want to hear from Barack Obama this week when he addresses them from this Arab capital.
6/2/09 1.  Obama suggested that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy -- provided it proves by the end of the year that its aspirations are peaceful.

2.  Yesterday's Latest News featured a report about Obama's "uncle," Charles Payne's, WW II experiences.  The report is most probably in error.

3.  Catherine Herridge filed a report tonight from Gitmo, with a breaking story that two of the Chinese Muslim Uighurs eagerly spoke to the press when she was in Camp Iguana.  They called Obama a Democrat and a Communist, and said they lived in a similar governmental system back in their own country.

4.  The Obama administration has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to protect Saudi Arabia and four of its princes from being held accountable for their alleged role in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States that killed almost 3,000 Americans.

5.  This was Benjamin Netanyahu's response to Obama's demand that Israel cease construction in the West Bank that is the natural outgrowth of existing settlements.  In others words, Netanyahu is saying "no" to Obama.

6.  Obama recognized June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, or LGBT, pride month Monday.  In a presidential statement he marked the anniversary of the LGBT pride movement and added that the government will "commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans."
6/3/09 1.  A few weeks back, Obama said America is not a Christian nation.

2.  The suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, was charged with killing one soldier and seriously wounding another in a shooting outside an Army recruiting office in Little Rock, Ark.  He was once detained in Yemen for possessing a fake Somali passport and other counterfeit documents, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

3.  Obama launched a website last week called "Open Government Dialogue."  The website invites, "...open participation and diverse viewpoints to be shared, the main goal of this dialogue is to answer the overarching question:  How can we strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness by making government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative?"  Funny what happened.

4.  Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel issued the following statement following the U.S. Department of Justice’s denial of preclearance of Georgia’s voter verification process.
6/4/09 1.  Obama sought a "new beginning" between the United States and the Muslim world on Thursday but offered no new initiative to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

2.  Charles Hurt, writing in the New York Post, says that with his trademark humility, Obama noted in his speech this morning that "change cannot happen overnight" and that one speech in Cairo -- even delivered by him -- will not bring about world peace.

3.  As Obama prepares to address Muslims around the world, questions about the mood and opinions of Arabs are surfacing.  A new poll on attitudes in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates shows that the election of Obama is fueling hopes about U.S. Middle East policy.  But it also reveals that most Arabs hold unfavorable views of the United States.

4.  Obama Leaks Nuclear Secrets.

5.  Obama said Wednesday he wants at least $200 billion cut from Medicare and Medicaid spending over the next decade to help pay for overhauling the nation's health care system and providing coverage to 50 million uninsured Americans.

6.  Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday that he and Cuban ally Fidel Castro risk being more conservative than Obama as Washington prepares to take control of General Motors Corp.

7.  The company touting itself as the "world's largest out-of-home media" enterprise has banned WorldNetDaily's national billboard campaign that asks one simple question:  "Where's the birth certificate?"
6/5/09 1.  Presidential Approval Index

2.  America's Sorry -- Cartoon

3.  The Defense Department is reportedly furious with Obama's proposal to sell blueprints of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber to the People's Republic.  Gates has flatly rejected Obama's plan, but has since been asked to step down if he will not facilitate the process.

4.  The Attorney General released a statement relating to Obama’s historic speech today in Cairo, Egypt.

5.  Remember that time when we had a wall between the FBI and the CIA, and then 9/11 happened, and then we all concluded that the only thing dumber than fighting a terrorist war via law enforcement was doing it badly?

6.  Speaking at the University of Cairo, Obama said that Americans are indebted to Islam for the great contributions Muslims have made to the history and development of the United States.

7.  Obama's speech was abstract, vapid, and self-absorbed.
6/6/09 1.  "I apologize" -- cartoon

2.  British Prime Minister makes major slip at D-Day ceremony.

3.  Bat Ye'or observes that Obama was elected, by an overwhelming majority, on a program in which America’s rapprochement with Islam stands pre-eminent.  This is a legitimate political aim in the quest for world peace.  The questions are: how to achieve it, and why there is no reciprocal effort from the Muslim world represented by the Organization of the Islamic World (OIC).  This body could express its regrets for over a millennium of jihad wars, land expropriations, enslavements, and humiliations of the conquered non-Muslim populations on three continents.

4.  Frank Gaffney says, by and large, Obama's address yesterday in Cairo has been well received in both the so-called "Muslim world" and by other audiences.  Nobody may be happier with it, though, than the Muslim Brotherhood -- the global organization that seeks to impose authoritative Islam's theo-political-legal program known as "Sharia" through stealthy means where violence ones are not practicable.  Egyptian Muslim Brothers were prominent among the guests in the audience at Cairo University and Brotherhood-associated organizations in America, like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), have rapturously endorsed the speech.

5.  From an Israeli perspective, Pres. Barack Obama’s speech today in Cairo was deeply disturbing. Both rhetorically and programmatically, Obama’s speech was a renunciation of America’s strategic alliance with Israel.

6.  The White House confirmed yesterday that Michelle, the two daughters, and his mother-in-law will fly today to the City of Lights to join Obama, who has scheduled meetings with French officials and will appear at a ceremony today in Normandy marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

7.  9/11 families were stunned this week to learn that Obama is asking the Supreme Court NOT to review their effort to recover damages from the government of Saudi Arabia and from several Saudi princes for funding al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack on America.  That the defendants did funnel vast sums of money to al Qaeda was accepted as a given by the appellate court, as was the fact that al Qaeda was known to be dedicated to and engaged in violent attacks against America.  So what was the Obama administration’s reason for siding with the Saudis?

8.  Arguments that had been expected to be taking place before a federal appeals court right about now on whether U.S. citizens have a right to know that their president is eligible for the office he holds have been delayed.
6/7/09 1.  Cartoon -- Please, Make It Stop

2.  According to the Hawaii Star-Bulletin, the State of Hawaii, Department of Health no longer issues copies of paper birth certificates as was done in the past, said spokeswoman Janice Okubo.

3.  Perhaps the most challenging task for analysts and commentators to accomplish after having listen to Barack Obama's speech in Cairo (addressed to the "Muslim World") is to know how to read it, understand the links between the points he made, capture the arguments inserted by his speech writers and thus analyze the text as a major policy change since 9/11.

4.  Col. Ralph Peters says he thought he knew a little bit about the Middle East. Boy, was he wrong.  Last week, Obama set him straight.  Here's what Obama taught him during his Middle-Eastern pilgrimage.

5.  What do you get for threatening to wipe an entire country off the face of the earth?  Hot dogs from the Obama administration, according to The New York Times.  The State Department has asked US embassies across the world to invite Iranian diplomats to 4th of July celebrations, for the first time in nearly 30 years.

6.  It was not always wedded bliss for the First Couple.  A new book, "Renegade," about Mr. Obama's unlikely run for the presidency, recounts a tense period in 2000 when the Obamas' marriage was on the brink of collapse because of his restless political hunger and the family's shattered finances.

7.  Michelle -- killer photo!
6/8/09 1.  Obama has never provided documentation to support his constitutional eligibility to serve as Commander-in-Chief -- never.

2.  The Hawaiian certification of live birth (COLB) the Obama Campaign posted on the Internet as proof of his eligibility would not be accepted for eligibility for some Hawaiian state government programs.

3.  When the World's Biggest Celebrity and his wife had their glam-date in Paris, part of their Family Dream Weekend in Paris, their food taster was on hand, ready to die for his president.  I don't blame the The One for it.  Lord knows the American oppression of France has been severe, and the black and Muslim immigrant communities have been hit the hardest.  I suppose there is Secret Service agent assigned this duty.

4.  King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has urged Obama to impose a solution on the festering Arab-Israeli conflict if necessary, a Saudi newspaper said on Sunday.
6/9/09 1.  With Obama's unbelievably ballyhooed address in Cairo Thursday to what he calls "the Muslim world" (hereafter known as "the Speech"), there is mounting evidence that Obama not only identifies with Muslims, but actually may still be one himself.  Consider the following indicators.

2.  "As the Holy [sic!] Koran tells us, Be conscious of God and speak always the truth," Obama told his audience at the beginning of his much heralded speech in Cairo last week.

3.  Talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh says Barack Obama has become the Mikhail Gorbachev of the United States, overseeing its destruction.

4.  Obama’s proposed healthcare plan is the "first step in destroying the best healthcare system the world has ever known," Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."

5.  The Obama administration was out in full force defending the stimulus this weekend.  The mantra is that the economy is getting better but Americans need to be patient to see progress.  The problem is that, so far, there hasn't been any economic progress.
6/10/09 1.  Breaking News From Rush Limbaugh’s Radio Program!  Rush just said:

2.  When 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was captured on March 1, 2003, he was not cooperative. "I’ll talk to you guys after I get to New York and see my lawyer," he said, according to former CIA Director George Tenet.

3.  The federal court in Camden, N,J has granted the defendants (Obama and Congress) a second request for a time extension but wrote a lengthy order reasoning the importance of the case.

4.  Obama claimed that the stimulus would save 3 million jobs.

5.  Yo! Obama -- the U. S. Constitution is 222 years old, not 2,000 -- what a dope!

6.  Flopping Aces reports that it took a Boeing 757 and a fleet of armored cars for Michelle’s taxpayer-paid sight seeing tour!

7.  I’ve finally figured out the Obama economic strategy.  Obama and his team have been having so much fun wielding dictatorial power while rescuing "failed" firms, that they have developed a scheme to gain the same power over every business.  The plan is to enact policies that are so anticompetitive that every firm needs a bailout.
6/11/09 1.  John Hinderaker reports that his friend Steve Hayes has blown the whistle on a real scandal (as opposed to a faux "scandal" like waterboarding).  On orders of the Obama administration, terrorists captured in Afghanistan are now being given Miranda warnings.

2.  We all know that Obama doesn't care much for the military -- may even fear them -- but eliminating 200 hundred years of tradition is just nuts.

3.  With the media’s rhapsodic paeans to President Obama’s "historic" Cairo speech now receding into the background, this may be an opportune moment to take a sober look at America’s policies vis-à-vis the Muslim world and, no less important, at where Islam itself may be heading.

4.  Gas Prices Skyrocket Under Obama.

5.  Obama's racist and anti-American minister and mentor, Jeremiah Wright, is now blaming "them Jews" for keeping Obama from giving him a call these days.
6/12/09 1.  On April 10, 2008, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced a resolution expressing the sense of the U.S. Senate that presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was a 'natural born Citizen,' as specified in the Constitution and eligible to run for President.

2.  Dr. Ron Polarik reminds us that today marks the Anniversary of the Obama COLB Forgery.   Yes, a whole year has past since Obama committed felony document fraud and posted a false identification document on the Internet.

3.  PatriotRoom.com reminds us that it is no secret that the administration is working very hard to get a health care bill passed this year.  All those in favor of the bill say it will result in lower costs and health care for everyone.  Those of us who oppose this plan know that is all a sham.  It won't lower costs.  Even right now the debate in congress is just that, how to pay for the thing.

4.  American Thinker draws our attention to this essay by former Navy and Marine Corps officer and Chaplain Rabbi Dr. Morton Pomerantz, in which he blasts Barack Obama for "creating a climate of hate" against Jews.
6/13/09 1.  Obama hasn't decided whether or not to release Guantanamo Bay detainees in the United States.

2.  U.S. officials say three Guantanamo Bay detainees have been sent home to Saudi Arabia.

3.  Senior aides to Obama accompanied four Chinese Muslims and their lawyers on a flight from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to Bermuda.

4.  Military intelligence officials have quietly told Congress they advised against transferring 25 of the 60 Guantanamo Bay terror detainees deemed eligible for relocation by the Obama administration, including five who are considered to be highly dangerous and likely to return to the battlefield.

5.  Victor Davis Hanson, in his essay, "Just Make Stuff Up," says that in the first six months of the Obama administration, we have witnessed an assault on the truth of a magnitude not seen since the Nixon Watergate years.  The prevarication is ironic given the Obama campaign’s accusations that the Bush years were not transparent and that Hillary Clinton, like her husband, was a chronic fabricator.  Remember Obama’s own assertions that he was a "student of history" and that "words mean something. You can’t just make stuff up."
6/14/09 1.  Obama has appointed 21 "Czars."

2.  From "Dreams..." -- page 26, last paragraph:  "I discovered this article, folded away among my birth certificate and old vaccination forms, when I was in high school.

3.  If, like John Hinderaker, you haven't had time over the last few days to keep up with the story of Barack Obama's firing of Gerald Walpin, the Inspector General who has responsibility for the AmeriCorps program, Byron York will bring you up to speed.  The story is an interesting one that sheds light on the lawless, bullying nature of the Obama administration.

4.  Even Democrats are opposing Obama's Energy Bill.  Climate change legislation will be utterly devastating for American farmers.  Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA) of the House Agriculture Committee says that not only will he not vote for it, but no one else on his committee will support it either.
6/15/09 1.  Obama hasn't decided whether or not to release Guantanamo Bay detainees in the United States.

2.  America Talks blog opines that with the dropping of the phrase "war on terror" and his recent diatribe in Cairo, Barack Hussein Obama has effectively waved the white flag at the radical faction of Islam that would seek to destroy us.

3.  Obama's "learning curve" regarding his policies toward Iran might buy Tehran enough time to produce nuclear weapons, Shabtai Shavit, former chief of the Mossad intelligence agency, warned in an exclusive WND interview today.

4.  D-day, the Six of June, is a date that the world forever remembers, as the beginning of the end of Nazi tyranny, and the beginning of a return to democracy.  D-day, the Fourth of June, is a date that will also go down in history as the day we turned our backs on the only true democracy in the Middle East. 

5.  Obama will dominate the world.

6.  Barack H. Obama will forever be known as the first black president of the United States.  This fact will likely be the least impressive item about him in tomorrow's history books.  The first four months of his administration strongly suggest that he will most likely be known as the president who transformed America's system of government.
6/16/09 1.  The Drudge Report is reporting that on the night of June 24th, the media and government will become one, when ABC turns its programming over to Barack Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!

2.  Senior aides to Barack Obama accompanied four Uighur prisoners as they were flown from Guantanamo Bay to the British colony of Bermuda, without the United Kingdom (UK) being informed, it was revealed yesterday, angering the UK.
6/17/09 1.  Birther movement persists -- consists of kooks, nuts and murderers!

2.  Despite the mainstream news media's silence regarding this matter, an increasing number of Americans are concerned that Barack Obama might not be eligible, under the Constitution, to serve as President.

3.  This is a news item that concerns our Supreme Court's fourth chance to address the Obama birth certificate issue.  I wrote most of you in January, at a prior turning point. Because you are a concerned citizen, you have to know about this, and I hope you'll share it with your friends and family and pastor.  This is not a request for donation.

4.  The claim made by Obama that 46 million "Americans" lack health insurance is false because that number includes almost 10 million people who are not "Americans" but in fact citizens of foreign countries who happen to be present in the United States ILLEGALLY, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
6/18/09 1.  Silence is complicity.  Obama's refusal to take a forthright moral stand on the side of the Iranian freedom marchers is read in Tehran as a blank check for the current regime.

2.  Victor Davis Hanson, writing in RealClearPolitics.com, asks if you are you confused by all that has changed since Barack Obama took office in January?  If so, you're not alone.  Perhaps, though, this handy guide to Age of Obama "logic" might be of some assistance.

3.  J. G. Thayer writes, it’s still very early in the Obama administration, but a pattern is beginning to emerge in how Obama deals with foreign nations.  And it isn’t a very pretty one.

4.  The Justice Department confirmed last week that FBI agents in Afghanistan are reading Miranda warnings to suspected terrorists captured there, a practice that Republican congressmen this week branded as "crazy" and "stupid."
6/19/09 1.  Bill Crystal says that on September 2, 1939, in the wake of Hitler’s invasion of Poland, the British House of Commons met to rush through a military service bill.  But the House was stunned when Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain said he wasn’t ready to ask for a declaration of war, that he was still working on a time limit for Hitler to respond to demands that the German army withdraw from Poland.  As the Labour Party’s Arthur Greenwood rose for the Opposition, the anti-appeasement Conservative Leo Amery dramatically called out from the Tory backbenches: "Speak for England."

2.  Richard Baehr says one might think that Barack Obama's obsession with Jewish settlements in the West Bank would wane a bit, given the events in Iran.  But to think this would be wrong.

3.  The Rise Of Islam In America -- Hizb ut-Tahrir America Enters Public Stage.

4.  As indignation turned to outrage Thursday among critics of an ABC News prime-time special on President Obama's health care policy, The Washington Times has learned that ABC employees gave 80 times as much money to Mr. Obama's 2008 campaign for president than to his rival's.
6/20/09 1.  PatriotRoom.com reports that closing Gitmo in January became one step closer to legally impossible today.

2.  Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday there may be 50 or more trials of Guantanamo Bay detainees as the Obama administration works to shut the detention center by early next year.  Holder discussed the plan before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where the senior Republican called him "too soft" on terrorism while a second GOP lawmaker said he was on the right track in handling detainees.

3.  In Part I of this article series, I suggested that one pinnacle of the Obama strategy -- whoever is behind him -- is to destroy the national sovereignty of the United States.  There are two parts to this effort.

4.  This is a small sampling of first reactions to Obama's new global warming report.

5.  FitsNews says:  We had to go to Target the other day with Mrs. Sic and dammit if a bunch of Barack Obama propaganda wasn’t staring us in the face at every turn … in practically every aisle.
6/21/09 1.  We have no proof of where Obama was born.  Anyone who claims that he was born in Hawaii is suffering from COLB  Derangement Syndrome.  Hawaii never confirmed that he was born in Hawaii, never confirmed that he has a Hawaiian long-form birth certificate or any other US birth certificate on file, or even if they have anything tangible beyond a computer record.

2.  Presidential Approval Index

3.  Michelle Obama is kicking off a White House push to underscore the importance of volunteerism in San Francisco on Monday.

4.  Russian strongman Vladamir Putin thinks Barack Obama’s plan to raise taxes on American business is nuts.  Just plain nuts.

5.  Paul at Powerline reports, according to a poll conducted for the Jerusalem Post, only 6 percent of Israeli Jews believe that Obama is pro-Israel.  50 percent consider Obama more pro-Palestinian than pro-Israel; 36 percent consider him neutral; and the remainder have no opinion.

6.  Dr. David Scheiner took care of Obama for 22 years.  But they don't see eye-to-eye on how to fix the health care system.
6/22/09 1.  Priorities!

2.  It's bad enough that Obama took off a few hours during the crisis to go golfing, but he also took his self-described foreign policy expert, Joe Biden, with him.   Shouldn’t Joe have been back at the bunker, working one of the biggest foreign-policy crises in this administration, instead of literally puttering around?

3.  Niles Gardiner says that ten days after the fraudulent Iranian election, Obama still looks like a deer in the headlights without a coherent strategy.  His response has been weak-kneed and utterly lacking in conviction.  When faced with his first real test as a world leader Barack Obama decided to press the snooze button rather than take decisive action.

4.  Anthony G. Martin writes, in my last column I provided a detailed report of various impeachable offenses committed by Barack Obama.  Each one is serious and stands on its own merit.
6/23/09 1.  United We Serve will, no doubt, perform some necessary and useful services, but it will also serve as a culling process for Obama's National Security Force.

2.  WorldNetDaily Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can prove he or she was present at the birth of Barack Obama -- and he's asking Americans to donate to the cause in hopes of raising the bounty to an irresistible amount.

3.  Those not walking around in a self induced coma are aware of the 38 lawsuits regarding Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro aka Barry Obama aka Barack Dunham aka Barry Dunham, over his false citizenship claims.  Double digit millions of Americans now know the legal facts or at least are questioning why Obama/Soetoro won't release his long form birth certificate.  Of course, that isn't the core issue, but millions of us know there is something wrong or Obama/Soetoro would have released it by now, as well as his college transcripts as have other candidates and presidents.

4.  Michael Barone believes that Obama likes to execute long-range strategies but suffers from cognitive dissonance when new facts render them inappropriate.  His 2008 campaign was a largely flawless execution of a smart strategy, but he was flummoxed momentarily when the Russians invaded Georgia and when John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate.  On domestic policy, he has been executing his long-range strategy of vastly expanding government, but may be encountering problems as voters show unease at huge increases in spending.

5.  Lamenting his first teenage cigarette, President Barack Obama ruefully admitted on Monday that he's spent his adult life fighting the habit.  Then he signed the nation's toughest anti-smoking law, aiming to keep thousands of other teens from getting hooked.

6.  Family members of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they have been blindsided by the Obama's opposition to their lawsuit seeking damages from top members of the Saudi Arabian government over suspected financial links to the 9/11 attackers.
6/24/09 1.  Leo Donofrio believes that World Net Daily White House Correspondent Les Kinsolving recently had the chance to ask Obama’s Press Secretary Gibbs a question about the eligibility issue and he fumbled at the golden goal.

2.  Michael Barone says there is a tendency for newly installed presidents, like adolescents suddenly liberated from adult supervision, to do the exact opposite of what their predecessors did.  Presidents of both parties indulge in this behavior, though Democrats who campaign as candidates of hope and change are more likely to do so.

3.  An Arizona orthopedic surgeon testified in Congress on Tuesday that Obama's claim that 46 million Americans don’t have health insurance is not accurate because it does not reflect exactly who those people are and why they are "uninsured."

4.  Powerline blog's John Hinderaker reports that in his press conference today, Obama talked about the cap-and-trade energy tax that the Democrats are trying to ram through Congress.  Obama's nose grew a couple of inches as he uttered this howler:

5.  Lawyers for President Obama are quietly drafting first-of-their kind guidelines barring workplace discrimination against transgender federal employees, officials said Tuesday.
6/25/09 1.  As the Iranian government’s murderous repression of the Iranian people continues, critics right and left agitate over the deafening silence of Obama, who, as a candidate, derided the Bush administration’s ambitious democracy promotion as too timid.  They speculate as to why Barack Obama won’t speak out:  Why won’t he condemn the mullahs?  Is he daft enough to believe he can charm the regime into abandoning its nuclear ambitions?  Does the self-described realist so prize stability that he thinks it’s worth abandoning the cause of freedom -- and the best chance in 30 years of dislodging an implacable American enemy?

2.  Arab foreign ministers vowed on Wednesday to support Barack Obama's Middle East peace efforts but said that normalization with Israel depends on a halt to its settlement activity.

3.  The Arab League said on Wednesday it saw a "window of hope" for Middle East peace and Arab states would respond positively to Barack Obama's vision for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict.

4.  If only Obama were a third as tough on Iran and North Korea as he is on Republicans, he’d be making progress in containing the dire threats to our national security these rogue nations represent.  As it is, the president is letting the perception of weakness cloud his image.  Once that particular miasma enshrouds a presidency, it is hard to dissipate.

5.  Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama's skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today.  The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in postcolonial Africa.

6.  Obama’s Solution To Everything -- cartoon.

7.  Why does it require two citizen parents?  What is the policy behind the language requiring two US citizen parents?  Policy as used with regards to the drafting of laws is a legal term of art.  It’s analogous to concern.  What legal concern is acknowledged by requiring two citizen parents?
6/26/09 1.  A judge hearing one of the cases challenging Barack Obama's eligibility to be president has taken the unusual step of describing the dispute as a serious constitutional issue and further has begun adding letters of comment from the public to the court record.

2.  Tyler, Texas -- KETKnbc.com is running KTBB's Question of the Day: "Is There Enough Proof President Obama is a U.S. citizen?"

3.  Flopping Aces says Obama talked for 45 minutes during ABC’s "Health Care" infomercial!

4.  Buoyed by the presence in the White House of a president who wants to prioritize relations with the world’s Muslims, the head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) visited both Washington and Brussels this week, and urged the U.S. to quickly appoint an envoy to the Islamic bloc.

5.  With the advent of ObamaCare, there will be a lot more of this.

6.  Michelle Malkin's slams the EPA for suppressing inconvenient truths about Obama’s politicized global warming agenda. As she blogged early Wednesday afternoon, the Competitive Enterprise Institute released e-mails detailing how eco-bureaucrats stifled a senior researcher who challenged the agency’s reliance on outdated data to support its greenhouse gas "public endangerment" finding.

7.  African-Americans really like Obama, but more and more feel that race relations have not gotten better since he took office, a new national poll found.
6/27/09 1.  The Obama Report reports that Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General, Sheikh Naim Qassem revealed on Thursday that US officials close to the Obama administration have reached out to Hezbollah and have sought to initiate a dialog with the terrorist organization.

2.  The Provocateur blog says Obama was involved in a cross world geopolitical game of chicken with the tyrant of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, and it appears Obama blinked.

3.  Obama administration officials, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, are crafting language for an executive order that would reassert Obama's authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely, according to three senior government officials with knowledge of White House deliberations.

4.  Pat Boone says: I fly a lot. It's gotten to be such a hassle that I'm cutting down on my air travel, and even turning down a number of engagements because I just don't want to go through the ordeal at the airports.

5.  The only thing I'll sign is a petition for Obama, Obama for America, and Factcheck to be charged with criminal document fraud and Internet fraud for creating and proffering a false identification document, aka the fabricated COLB image posted on Obama's website, among others, that Press Secretary Gibbs publicly admitted was put there by the aforementioned President of the United States and his Presidential Administration.

6.  Obama And ACORN -- image

7.  Flopping Aces says that if you are a friend of Obama you need have no fear of a corruption probe!  The congressional ACORN corruption probe has been disbanded by the "Powers that Be."
6/28/09 1.  eBay Auctions Obama's Birth Certificate.

2.  Jack Cashill continues his investigation into the authorship of "Dreams..." in the American Thinker.

3.  FredNerks thinks Obama and Ayers shared the same library.  Both talk of reading the books of Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and W.E.B. Dubois.

4.  Phil Berg just spoke to Larry Sinclair about his new book, "BARACK OBAMA & LARRY SINCLAIR: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder?"

5.  Obama and the Congress are racing toward government-run and government-mandated healthcare.  If they succeed, YOU no longer will be able to keep your insurance, choose your own doctors or control your own health and well being.  You will be forced into a government-mandated healthcare system run by bureaucrats.

6.  On Tuesday, June 30, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to announce the launch of a major campaign to distribute free copies of the Quran, Islam's revealed text, to 100,000 local, state and national leaders.
6/29/09 1.  Obama Plays Monopoly With Our Money.

2.  Obama has invited some gays and lesbian leaders to a secret East Room reception on Monday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, the 1969 Greenwich Village demonstrations that gave birth to the modern gay rights movement.

3.  The Washington Times reports that July 4 could be another day that will live in infamy.  Obama seized headlines June 18 when the Defense Department stated that the United States would deploy ground- and sea-based missile-defense assets to protect Hawaii.  This was a response to North Korea's threat to launch a long-range missile on July 4 toward the islands.  However, new information suggests that the administration is bluffing and our defenses are inadequate to get the job done.

4.  The Provocateur reports that, on Friday evening, they received a copy of an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely.

5.  Hot Air reports that Jim Geraghty first wrote that all of Barack Obama’s promises come with expiration dates, and broken promises from politicians are nothing new, of course.  However, one usually expects politicians --- especially those running on hope and change -- to either remain true to their professed core values and the issues that fueled the most passion on the campaign trail, or at least explain their change in the daylight.  Obama did neither, nor did he apologize to the man he besmirched endlessly on the campaign trail while adopting the policy that Obama most demonized as a candidate, George Bush.

6.  As he promised last year, Barack Obama has brought climate change and healthcare reform to the centre of the nation’s attention.  As well as evangelizing, he is pressing Congress to act.  Last week the House of Representatives passed the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill to curb carbon emissions, a measure that, if enacted, would touch every part of the US economy.  Both House and Senate have drafted far-reaching healthcare bills, with stunning price tags.

7.  Obama called on all actors in Honduras to respect the rule of law after military leaders there arrested President Manuel Zelaya to head off Zelaya's attempt to hold a vote on constitutional changes deemed illegal by the country's Supreme Court and Congress.
6/30/09 1.  Presidential Approval Index

2.  AFA Registered TEA Parties are being held on July 4th in 1,334 cities and towns.  Here is a list of TEA Party locations, maps, websites and contact information.

3.  Obama said on Monday the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and would set a "terrible precedent" of transition by military force unless it was reversed.

4.  The more one sees Obama in action the more you realize that the leader of the free world is not a big fan of democracy.

5.  The $1 million eBay auction.

6.  Obama is vowing to sign climate change legislation and overhauls in health care and financial regulations this year and is dismissing his critics as naysayers.

7.  A top Republican senator has ordered an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency's alleged suppression of a report that questioned the science behind global warming.

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