17: Coordinated car bombing in Jakarta, Indonesia at Ritz, Marriott killing 8 wounding 50.
29: Al Franken awarded Senate seat by Minn. Supreme Court – Coleman concedes giving the Dems a Super Majority in the Senate.
28: Pres. Obama throws in with Castro & Chavez. Sides with the attempt to overthrow the Constitution of Honduras by the current leader (would be dictator) condemns his lawful removal by the armed forces.
26: Cap & Trade Tax passed by House 219-212; bill is 1200 pages – it was unread. 8 Rep voted for it. 300 page Manager Amendment added at 3AM on morning of the vote.
25: North Korea vows NUCLEAR attack in US provokes
24: No Iranian diplomats accept invite to July 4th parties
18: North Korea threatens to fire long range missile at Hawaii on July 4th! (Taepodong-2 with a range of up to 4,000 miles) and has vast Chemical weapons arsenal
17: Obama: Jobless rate will reach 10% (thought spending bills were to keep below 9%?)
16: Obama seeks to increase gov’t reach: ability to seize private companies if their “failure” jeopardizes the financial system
15: Mubarak: “Netanyahu’s demand that Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish state is ruining the chance for peace.”
14: Iran: More protests and rallies – fraudulent election charges, no comment by US
13: Ahmadinejad declared victor in Iranian election, protests begin
12: Privacy may be victim in Cyber Defense – thru NSA
23: Taliban Moves to Within 60 Miles of the Capital of Pakistan – apparently emboldened by the previous days agreement
22: Pakistan Abdicates to the Taliban – allowing imposition of Sharia law in part of the country
21: Pres. Obama Invites Retro-active Retribution for Members of the Previous Administration on Anti-terror Legal Advice
15: Pres. Obama Releases Top Secret CIA Documents Detailing Interrogation Techiniques
14: North Korea Says It Will Boycott Nuke Talks, Restart Weapons Plant
12: US Navy Seal Team takes out Pirates, Capt Rescued. Obama gave “Order to Shoot” on previous day
09: Iran announces 7,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges are running
07: Obama tells Turkey it supports it’s bid to join EU.
06: Obama tells Pentagon to cut spending on missile defense by $2 billion, or 20% (great timing)
05: North Korea tests long range ballistic missile. Pres. Obama says “they broke the rules” and “This provocation underscores the need for action” (you think?)
01: Israel’s PM Netanyahu to Obama “Act or we will” in regard to Iran’s nuclear capabilities
31: China has Kill Weapon for destroying US Aircraft Carriers
30: Pres. Obama Announces the dismissal of GM CEO Robert Wagner as a condition of further gov’t bailout (then mentions bankruptcy might be the answer)
29: Obama announced plans to overturn an executive order signed in the Bush Administration that protected health care workers’ freedom of conscience to not perform abortions and other morally objectionable medical procedures.
27: Russia Planning Artic Military Force
Sec. of State Clinton Calls China the US’s Most Important Relationship
26: North Korea Loading Rocket, US sends Two Warships to waters off Japan
24: North Korea Announces Intent to Launch Satellite (aka long-range missile testing).
23: China Calls for Dumping US Dollar & Replacing with New World Currency (run by IMF)
19: North Korea Arrests and holds 2 US Korean-American Journalists for possible spying after “straying” across NKorean/China border
18: Russia: Seeking one world currency, Confirms Missile Contract w/Iran, Rearmament in the works
17: Express outrage about AIG bonuses (which he knew about before signing extra $30billion)
14: Iran declares they are a nuclear power
13: Obama Official on leave after FBI raid
12: Obama says economy needs new foundation
Gives AIG addt’l $30Billion
11: UN says US deadbeat
10: China says US Navy ships breaking law, ships harassing
09: Obama signed an executive order mandating the spending of federal taxpayer money to subsidize embryonic stem cell research, threatening to direct federal funds away from adult stem cell research (the more promising stems cells).
25: Sen Byrd pens letter to Pres. Obama: complained czars are threat to constitutional checks and balances, amounting to power grab by the executive branch.
24: Washington state writes 250,000 $1 checks to trigger an additional $43 million in federal food benefits.
20: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood considering taxing motorists based on how many miles driven rather than gas used.
18: Sen. Roland Burris’s (D-Ill.) acknowledged gaps in his testimony to a state House panel investigating former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich
16: Bradley Schiller Says Barack Obama Should Stop Comparing Our Financial Crisis With the Great Depression (wsj.com)
14: Stimulus Package will pay states bonuses for increasing the welfare rolls
11: Iranian TV asks for Obama Interview
10: Sen. Schumer declares the American people don’t care about pork projects.
07: FT.com / Europe – Russia rattles sabres in Obama’s direction
06: ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Admits Daily Calls with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and James Carville
05: Rep. Hilda Solis’s nomination to be labor secretary was postponed in the wake of a report saying that her husband yesterday paid off about $6,400 in tax liens.
31: Iran says Obama’s offer to talk shows US failure
29: Blagojevich Impeached
28: Congress passes Spending Bill aka “Porkulus”
California postpones tax refunds
27: Pelosi speaks of Nationalizing banks (see 10 Planks)
26: Obama writing open letter to Iran – plans talks w/out preconditions
25: Obama appears in 1st interview – on Arab TV
23: Obama reversed the Mexico City Policy, which mandated that overseas family planning agencies that receive US tax dollars not promote or perform abortions.
11: President-elect Obama said reviving the U.S. economy will require scaling back on his campaign promises and personal sacrifice from all Americans. (Bloomberg)
06: Europe faces energy crisis as Vladimir Putin cuts Russian gas supply – Telegraph.co.uk
05: Franken “Wins” Senate Seat after Statistically Improbable Recount Swing (helped by inconsistent recount standards – WSJ
02: Richardson Withdraws from Commerce Secretary Appt 1
??: Blagojevich Appoints Burris to Senate Seat
26: Israel Begins Bombing Gaza Strip
09: Blagojevich Arrest for trying to sell Obama Senate Seat
01: Pentagon expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state/local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe. (Someone should read the Constitution in DC since this is prohibited)
??: “Obama Offers Rahm Emanuel Job of White House Chief of Staff” – abc (change???)
05: (aka “Day After Election) “Attacks continue as rocket hits w. Negev” Jerusalem Post