North Korea called U.S. President Barack Obama a “monkey” and blamed Washington on Saturday for Internet outages it has experienced during a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures. The National Defense Commission, the North’s ruling body chaired by state leader Kim Jong Un, said Obama was responsible for Sony’s belated decision to release the action comedy “The Interview”, which depicts a plot to assassinate Kim. “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” an unnamed spokesman for the commission said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, using a term seemingly designed to cause racial offense that North Korea has resorted to previously.
In Hawaii, where Obama is vacationing, a White House official said the administration had no immediate comment on the latest North Korean statement blaming the United States for the Internet outages and insulting the president. Sony canceled the release of the film when large cinema chains refused to screen it following threats of violence from hackers, but then put it out on limited release after Obama said Sony was caving in to North Korean pressure.
Obama promised retaliation against North Korea, but did not specify what form it would take. North Korea’s main Internet sites suffered intermittent disruptions this week, including a complete outage of nearly nine hours, before links were largely restored on Tuesday. But its Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralyzed again on Saturday evening, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported, and the North Korean government blamed the United States for systemic instability in the country’s networks.
The American people made a BIG statement on November 4.
But President Obama and Hillary Clinton aren’t listening.
News broke this week that Hillary is eyeing locations in upstate New York for a potential campaign headquarters and has begun vetting key campaign strategists for her 2016 race.
Voters may have rejected Obama’s and Hillary’s policies in 2014, but they both still believe they can take the White House again in 2016 and force a liberal agenda on America for even longer.
The Clintons aren’t taking a minute to breathe, and we can’t either if we want to keep Hillary out of the White House. We must have a well-stocked war chest and strong GOP support to take on – and defeat – the liberal Clinton machine.
We need to stop Hillary now, before her 2016 campaign is mobilized in full force.
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President Obama’s visit to North Carolina highlights the failed leadership and broken promises of this administration and Senator Kay Hagan. Kay Hagan’s liberal record of voting with President Obama 95 percent of the time isn’t working here in North Carolina. If you agree, help us raise an additional $9,500 today by making a contribution here.
There are just 70 days left until Election Day and this is arguably the most critical Senate race in the country. The pundits say North Carolina is a tossup and could tip the balance of the U.S. Senate for the entire country. Now is the time to stand up for conservative principles and elect a U.S. Senator who actually represents North Carolina values. Help us reach our goal by ensuring your contribution is completed before Midnight.
Kay Hagan was waiting at the airport to warmly welcome President Obama to North Carolina this morning. This comes after Hagan has dodged questions about her support for the President and his terrible policies, like ObamaCare. Hagan was a member of the committee that helped to write the flawed law in 2009, and she has been a continued supporter of ObamaCare — even while the law is leaving North Carolina families without affordable quality health care.
Hagan has been known to literally run away from reporters asking about her lies to North Carolinians – lies like telling North Carolinians that if they liked their health care plan, they could keep it under ObamaCare – and her support for the President’s policies. And now, Hagan is showing her continued support for the President — this time in the Tar Heel State.
Kay Hagan has been a rubber stamp for President Obama in the Senate, voting with the President 96 percent of the time.
She can’t be trusted to stand up for North Carolinians and to fight for what North Carolina needs.
Union interests are targeting McDonald’s restaurants May 15th in their campaign to raise wages to $15. In actuality, it’s just a cover to try to force the global chain to unionize workers in order to increase the unions’ flagging membership, which has been decreasing for decades.
That’s why they’re not going to tell the workers that if they actually were successful in raising the wages, they’d most likely lose their jobs as restaurants close down or their jobs are replaced by automation. Job losses are exactly what are happening on military bases, after Obama announced minimum wage hikes among employees of federal contractors:
Four restaurants, including three McDonald’s outlets, will close within the next three weeks on Navy installations, according to Navy Exchange Service Command officials.
And two other contractors — a name-brand sandwich eatery and a name-brand pizza parlor — have asked to be released from their Army and Air Force Exchange Service contracts to operate fast food restaurants at two other installations, according to AAFES officials.
A source with knowledge of military on-base resale operations said the issue likely has to do with two new government regulations — one implemented, one pending — that will affect wages for contract workers in such on-base concessions.
These closings “are the tip of the iceberg,” the source said. “I don’t think anybody has realized what the far-reaching effects of this will be.”
I don’t know what your guilty pleasures are in life, but one of mine is socks.
I’m a self-proclaimed sock man. The louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern — the better! It’s usually the first thing people notice I’m wearing whenever I’m out in public and that’s the way I like it.
So when Chairman Reince Priebus asked me to write to you on behalf of the Republican National Committee (RNC), I told him I’d be happy to do it. But on one condition: my letter to you had to involve socks.
I’m proud to say the RNC has commissioned a limited-edition pair of socks in my honor. Embroidered with the Republican elephant and my signature on them, they’re sure to get you noticed.
The internet as we know it in America is about to fundamentally change, and it’s because our politics are too broken to stop it.
On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Federal Communications Commission is about to issue new rules for internet service providers that will allow them to create “fast lanes” of service that will allow companies like Netflix and Amazon to deliver their content faster than competitors. That’s a first for American internet policy, and it’s strictly against the rules in other countries, particularly in Europe.
Allowing big companies to pay for prioritized access to consumers flies in the face of the internet’s egalitarian ideals, which allow anyone or any company free access to a vibrant market free of tolls or restrictions — allow service providers like Comcast and AT&T to start creating artificial barriers to entry, and you make it harder for the next generation of college kids to start the next Facebook or Google. As a whole, the various rules that protect these ideals are generally called net neutrality — they’re the rules that say your service provider has to treat all internet traffic equally, and shouldn’t be allowed to block, degrade, or enhance access to certain websites or services.
More than 473,000 North Carolinians have received health insurance cancellation letters because of ObamaCare. The University of North Carolina could even lose an additional $46 million due to ObamaCare. Yet your Senator, Kay Hagan, continues to proudly support the fundamentally flawed law, and she votes with President Obama 96% of the time. She has even lied 24 times to North Carolina families, telling Obama’s favorite lie, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”. It’s tragic how little Senator Hagan cares about the people of North Carolina—the people she was elected to represent in Washington, D.C. Senator Kay Hagan’s loyalties lie instead with President Barack Obama. Clearly she is not up for the job she was sent to Washington to do, and this year you have the chance to elect a senator who will actively go to work for you. Kay Hagan’s time in Washington is quickly running out. Now it’s time to kick her out of the Senate so that you can gain a senator who represents the people of North Carolina and works hard for you and your family. Sign your name to join North Carolinians ready to kick out Senator Kay Hagan.
Last night’s Republican victory demonstrates our historic opportunity to win control of the Senate this year. The American People are tired of the empty rhetoric and devastating policies of this Administration – it’s time to demand better.
We’ve recruited the best class of Senate candidates in a generation; but without the resources to fight back, Democrats will bury us in negative and misleading ads. In a desperate bid to keep control, President Obama and his liberal allies have launched aggressive fundraising campaigns – make no mistake, their activists are stepping up. Literally, as you read this email, thousands of liberals from across the country are making online donations. This money adds up fast. Last year, President Obama’s Organizing for Action, raised $26.3 million from more than 420,000 people. This is $26.3 million they’ll spend on misleading and negative ads against our candidates.
In January, the open Web took a major hit when a court sided with Verizon over the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The defeat meant that Verizon or any other ISP could throttle certain types of traffic in favor of others. While the FCC could appeal the ruling, the Commission is apparently not going that route.
Reuters is reporting that the FCC will not be appealing the Verizon case instead opting to rewrite the rules. In last month’s ruling, the court said the FCC had the authority to regulate broadband access. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will reportedly be using this authority as a jumping point to bring back the non-discrimination rules found in the original net neutrality rules.
Wheeler issued a statement Wednesday detailing how he intends to rewrite these rules. In his statement, he says the court upholding the Commission’s authority to regulate broadband access will be used to accomplish three goals – enforce and enhance the transparency rule, fulfill the “no blocking” goal, and fulfill the goals of the non-discrimination rule. While the court had no problem with the transparency rule, it did smack down the latter two. Wheeler says he will work within the confines of the court’s ruling to ensure that ISPs can not block or discriminate against Internet traffic. Continue reading →
Kay Hagan’s liberal cronies in DC are on the airwaves with another false, negative attack ad and I need your immediate contribution of $35 or more so that we can continue to fight back.
These new attack ads showcase another example of Hagan’s hypocrisy. While Kay Hagan denounces the use of outside funds against her, her liberal cronies in DC are dumping another half a million dollars in attack ads to falsely attack me. Kay Hagan and DC liberals know that our message is resonating, and they will stop at nothing to save Kay Hagan’s rubber stamp of the Obama agenda.
North Carolina deserves a Senator that votes with our interests and our values. We can’t allow their financial advantage to allow them to buy another six years for Hagan. I need your help today to win this race and am counting on you to contribute here.
Phil Berger, Jr. kept his promises when he was elected as Prosecutor. He is proud of his strong record of increasing prosecutions and reforming his office. He will kept his promises and that’s what he’ll do as your Congressman. Phil Berger Jr will fight to end Obamacare and stand up for conservative principles.
“North Carolinians aren’t falling for Kay Hagan’s political game of hide and go seek with President Obama,” said North Carolina Republican Party spokesman Daniel Keylin. “They know she supports Obama’s failed liberal agenda 96 percent of the time and cast the deciding vote for Obamacare. At least the private meeting gave Hagan an opportunity to personally thank President Obama for the glowing endorsement he gave her during his visit to North Carolina.” Read more at ncgop.org