Tag: "Barack Obama"

Obama, the Russians, and Missile Defense: Historical Parallels
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Obama, the Russians, and Missile Defense: Historical Parallels

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President Obama has caused quite a stir with a private comment made to Russian President Dimitri Medvedev. In discussing missile defense, Obama suggested he would be prepared to yield to Russian demands after the November election. “This is my last election,” said Obama, not knowing his words were being picked up by an open microphone. […]

The Election-Year Politics of Energy
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The Election-Year Politics of Energy

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Realizing that his popularity may decline as the price of gasoline rises, President Obama is barnstorming the country, emphatically insisting that drilling for more oil isn’t the cure for high gas prices and that wind and solar energy represent our energy future.  Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently challenged Obama, claiming that gas prices would fall […]

Obama Administration to Court: “Please Look the Other Way”
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Obama Administration to Court: “Please Look the Other Way”

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No attempt to defend the constitutionality of the mandate  On Thursday, the Obama administration filed its first legal response to Belmont Abbey College’s lawsuit challenging the controversial contraception mandate. This was its first opportunity to explain to the court and the country why the mandate is not illegal and unconstitutional. So what did the administration […]

Obama's Catholic Church Gambit: Lessons from American Communists
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Obama’s Catholic Church Gambit: Lessons from American Communists

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A fascinating theory has been advanced by Dick Morris, which, in turn, is being considered by Rush Limbaugh and other leading conservatives.  Morris speculates that the Obama HHS mandate on contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients is a fight with the Catholic Church that Team Obama wants — and with the focus based narrowly on contraception, not […]

Obama and Sebelius Sittin’ in a Tree…
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Obama and Sebelius Sittin’ in a Tree…

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Obama and Sebelius sittin’ in a tree K-i-s-s-i-n-g First comes sex without marriages Then come empty baby carriages The teasing little rhyming ditty familiar to children for generations, of which the above is a parody, bespeaks that even children know something very fundamental about the natural and right order of things – that first comes […]

The Heart of the Issue
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The Heart of the Issue

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It is always essential to go to the heart of the issue through prayer and discernment. Is President Obama’s smoke and mirrors “compromise” on health plan coverage to cover sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion announced on February 10, 2012 going to result in any reduction whatsoever of contraception, sterilizations, and early […]

Bishops Reject Obama's 'Accommodation'
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Bishops Reject Obama’s ‘Accommodation’

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The American bishops have, with alacrity, rejected President Obama’s proposed “accommodation” on the contraception mandate in no uncertain terms. Their response came before the sun had set on the very day of his announcement. Noting that the “proposal continues to involve needless government intrusion in the internal governance of religious institutions, and to threaten government coercion of […]

Obama the Groper: Get Your Hands Off Our Rights!
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Obama the Groper: Get Your Hands Off Our Rights!

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The newspeak and apologetics of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius came straight out of George Orwell’s 1984.  After pretending that President Obama allegedly reversed his mandate (his mandate that persons of good will should be forced to pay for abortifacients, sterilizations, and contraceptives), newspeak Kathy explained: “The President reached-out to religious groups.”  It seems this Barack […]

President Obama and Justice Ginsburg on America's "Rather Old Constitution"
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President Obama and Justice Ginsburg on America’s “Rather Old Constitution”

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I’ve gotten some very interesting emails regarding President Obama’s mandate commanding Roman Catholics (and many evangelical Protestants) to violate their consciences by providing mandatory contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing pharmaceuticals. The emailers noted that Obama’s action will force Catholics to challenge the president in court, particularly given that bishops are saying they will not comply with […]

A Petition For All Freedom Loving People to Sign
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A Petition For All Freedom Loving People to Sign

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Certainly by now you’ve heard that the present Administration, through the Health and Human Services Department, is mandating that all employer healthcare insurance plans provide coverage for procedures which violate the beliefs of the Catholic Church, and Catholic institutions. Basically, the new rules require the Church, and the institutions operating faithfully under the aegis of […]

Caesar Overreaching Once Again
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Caesar Overreaching Once Again

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What do political pundits Peggy Noonan, Chris Matthews, E.J. Dionne, Jr., and Mark Shields have in common? Noonan, a former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, is Catholic. Matthews and Dionne claim to be loyal but dissident Catholics at least on matters such as contraception (Dionne) and public policy on abortion (Matthews). Mark Shields, another Catholic, is […]

Obama Tampering with Conscience
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Obama Tampering with Conscience

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In March of 2010, I had the opportunity to preach to members of Congress and their staff who were gathered at the worship service held inside the Capitol just prior to the vote on Obamacare. In that sermon, I told them that Christianity transforms politics and government, because every human being in Christ has access […]

The State of the Union: An Inside Report
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The State of the Union: An Inside Report

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On Tuesday evening, I had the honor of attending the State of the Union address as the guest of Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-03). Here are my impressions in abbreviated form: The address seemed more like a rewrite of previous speeches than an original work. Sure, there were new anecdotes and fresh twists on old policy […]

Readying Romney for the Class-Warfare Machine
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Readying Romney for the Class-Warfare Machine

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If Mitt Romney gets the GOP nomination, prepare for a season of class warfare in America unlike any before. Not only has President Obama been pushing class warfare unceasingly for three years now, but his chief strategist, David Axelrod, has been employing precisely this tactic against Romney, and well before Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry […]

Tehran and Obama's Reelection
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Tehran and Obama’s Reelection

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The formal end of the U.S. war in Iraq on Dec. 15 enhances neighboring Iran as a major, unpredictable factor in the U.S. presidential election of 2012. First a look back: Iran’s mullahs already has one opportunity to affect American politics, in 1980. Their seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran for 444 days haunted […]

Action Needed Toward Kagan Recusal on Obama Care
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Action Needed Toward Kagan Recusal on Obama Care

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As you probably know, the so-called “healthcare reform” legislation known as “ObamaCare” – which was narrowly passed by Congress (and only after intense pressure tactics from the White House) – is now facing its toughest challenge ever. It’s being challenged in court over the constitutionality of its key provision of requiring every U.S. citizen to […]

Gerson Blows Whistle on Obama's Anti-Catholic Policy -- Time to Step Up
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Gerson Blows Whistle on Obama’s Anti-Catholic Policy — Time to Step Up

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A faith removed from lived experience is no faith at all (James 2:14ff). Our faith concerns the totality of the human person, the shape of culture, with a commitment to building a “civilization of love.”  The political arena is a very specific place we are called to “go into the world” (Matt. 28:19). So it was […]

Presidential Aspirants Clamber Over Mutilated Bodies of Their Grandbabies
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Presidential Aspirants Clamber Over Mutilated Bodies of Their Grandbabies

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The state of American politics is such that the question of whether or not their own grandchildren should be torn limb from limb and thrown in the garbage has become a routine subject of speculation for presidential candidates. The state of American presidential candidates is such that they can dispassionately entertain the dismemberment of their own smallest progeny. They are the men of whom C. S. Lewis wrote, the men without chests.

The Persecution Has Begun
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The Persecution Has Begun

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“What the Catholic Church in the United States really needs to stiffen its backbone is a good persecution.” How often, I wonder, have I heard somebody say something like that? How often have I said something like it myself? Be careful what you ask for—you may get it. The persecution of religion in America has […]

Obama is Alienating Catholic Voters
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Obama is Alienating Catholic Voters

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Catholics make up about a quarter of the American electorate and have backed the popular-vote winner in every presidential election since 1972. That track record continued through 2008: While weekly churchgoing Catholics slightly favored Sen. John McCain, Catholics as a whole backed President Barack Obama by a margin of 54 to 45 percent. Given the […]

Putin's Reset
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Putin’s Reset

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To the uninitiated, Vladimir Putin has seemingly just undertaken what President Obama might call a “reset” of the Russian political landscape. In fact, the prime minister’s announcement Saturday that he would swap offices with the current president, Dmitry Medvedev, just clarifies an abiding reality:  There is not, and since at least 2000 never has been, […]

“I Spy” is More than Child’s Play
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“I Spy” is More than Child’s Play

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If you think “I Spy” is just a game for children, think again. Our federal government and the public school system have begun to play – but for real and they’re playing with our lives and the lives of our children. Team Obama has launched “Attack Watch,” (www.AttackWatch.com) an interactive website and subcategory of www.mybarackobama.com […]

Obama Admin: Catholic Church Spreads “Homophobia” in Poland
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Obama Admin: Catholic Church Spreads “Homophobia” in Poland

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While surveying the landscape for inroads to push the homosexual agenda into Poland, American embassy officials under the Obama administration complained that the Catholic Church teaching is a major source of “homophobia” in the heavily Catholic country, according to private cables recently published by Wikileaks. The cables from the American embassy in Warsaw, marked “sensitive […]

Playing Poker With Obama
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Playing Poker With Obama

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The country has just passed through a long debate to reach a doubtful end. Indeed, it is not really an end at all, but a mere postponement of the fight, a fight that will last through the next elections at least. Hence, we will spend the next year and a half witnessing a debate over […]

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