Crisis Articles

Jewish Immigration Group Fights to Bring Syrian Refugees to America

7:08 AM, Oct 27, 2015

A top Jewish immigration group -- an organization "Founded in 1881 originally to assist Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe" -- is fighting to bring Syrian refugees to America. The group is called HIAS, which once meant Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

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O'Malley Urges U.S. to Take in 65,000 Syrian Refugees

6:58 PM, Sep 05, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is urging to the U.S. to take in 65,000 Syrian refugees. O'Malley made the plea in an email this evening to supporters.

"The photograph of a young Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach has brought the refugee crisis into the forefront of international news. Citizens everywhere have expressed outrage as many governments have failed to act," writes O'Malley.

"It is unacceptable that we, as a nation, would sit back and do nothing.

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Lew: Keep Greece in Eurozone

4:42 PM, Jun 30, 2015

The crisis in Greece remains … a crisis.  After five years, during which time everyone who was paying attention said it was a crisis.  And, of course, the crisis went unresolved.

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U.S. and Israel: The Manufactured Crisis

9:10 AM, Feb 26, 2015

The crisis between the United States and Israel has been manufactured by the Obama administration. Building a crisis up or down is well within the administration’s power, and it has chosen to build it up. Why? Three reasons: to damage and defeat Netanyahu (whom Obama has always disliked simply because he is on the right while Obama is on the left) in his election campaign, to prevent Israel from affecting the Iran policy debate in the United States, and worst of all to diminish Israel’s popularity in the United States and especially among Democrats.

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The Campus Rape Crisis that Isn’t

12:27 PM, Jan 27, 2015

The Factual Feminist finds more “studies” to debunk:

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Kerry Uses Tsunami Anniversary to Push 'Climate Change' Agenda

3:10 PM, Dec 22, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry used the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in the Indian Ocean region as a reminder about climate change. The earthquake released huge walls of water that inundated a number of coastal regions in both Asia and Africa just before Christmas in 2004. Kerry recalls hearing the news:

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Mexico in Crisis

9:31 AM, Dec 18, 2014

The fiesta is over. Mexico, a remarkably important nation of some 120 million people—indeed, the world’s fifteenth largest economy—is descending into crisis. Students have been slaughtered en masse with the complicity of a corrupt police force. The country’s young president and his finance minster are embroiled in a corruption scandal. And the recent fall in oil prices—which looks set to continue—only portends further suffering.

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Obama: Ebola 'The Only Story Here in the United States'

'It's not an outbreak or an epidemic here.'
5:58 PM, Oct 20, 2014

President Obama discussed the Ebola virus in remarks at Democratic fundraiser in Chicago this evening. Ebola "has been the only story here in the United States for the last couple of weeks," Obama said.

But the commander in chief, who's called Ebola a national security threat, added, "It's not an outbreak or an epidemic here."

Obama also ticked off some of the world hotspots and said, "So you have this sense of uncertainty overseas."

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Ebola Czar Not Included in White House Ebola Meeting

5:23 PM, Oct 18, 2014

On Friday, the White House announced Democratic hack Ron Klain as the point-man on the Ebola crisis. But despite his new role, which is being described as some as the Ebola czar, Klain was not in attendance at the White House meeting on Ebola on Friday.

At least 21 other White House officials, including the vice president, were either in attendance in person or via video conference. Including the White House communications director. But not 

Here's the White House's readout of the meeting:

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Bill Kristol, Stephanie Cutter Talk Ebola on CNN

4:51 PM, Oct 16, 2014

The boss, with former Obama aide Stephanie Cutter, earlier today on CNN:

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A Teachable Moment

Oct 13, 2014

How to introduce students to conservative thought? It’s hard. The colleges and universities aren’t interested. The media and popular culture are hostile. What if young Americans nonetheless become aware of the existence of such a thing as conservative thought? How to convey its varieties and complexities? Even tougher. You can write articles and put things online, but there’s an awful lot competing for young people’s attention these days.

But there’s good news nonetheless. Help has arrived. Its name? President Barack Obama.

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Obama: Ebola 'A Top National Security Priority'

'Chances of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is extremely low.'
7:23 PM, Oct 06, 2014

President Barack Obama addressed the growing Ebola crisis today in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

"As I’ve said from the start of this outbreak, I consider this a top national security priority. This is not just a matter of charity -- although obviously the humanitarian toll in countries that are affected in West Africa is extraordinarily significant. This is an issue about our safety. It is also an issue with respect to the political stability and the economic stability in this region," said the commander in chief.

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Heckuva Job, Mr. President

10:31 AM, Oct 03, 2014

If Mitt Romney had said in 2012 that a second Obama term would bring not just continued economic uncertainty, but also the re-emergence of international terrorist forces, Russia's invasion of the Ukraine, an illegal immigration crisis, a knife-wielding madman in the White House, a beheading in Oklahoma, and the Ebola virus in Texas, even the president's most paranoid critics would have told him to

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Obama, Two Weeks Ago: 'Chances of an Ebola Outbreak Here ... Extremely Low'

7:21 PM, Sep 30, 2014

President Obama, addressing the ebola outbreak September 16, 2014 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta:

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Border Patrol Purchasing 40,000 Emergency Mylar Blankets for Rio Grande

8:10 AM, Sep 25, 2014

The Rio Grande Valley sector of the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) is looking to buy 40,000 emergency Mylar blankets.

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Obama: Ebola 'Spreading Faster and Exponentially'

3:56 PM, Sep 16, 2014

President Obama talked about the spread of Ebola at the CDC in Atlanta today. He said it's "spiraling out of control," according to the pool report. 

"It is getting worse. It's spreading faster and exponentially. Today thousands of people in West africa are infected. That number could rapidly grow to tens of thousands."

"And if the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected with profound political and economic and security implications for all of us."

Here's the pool report:

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O'Malley to White House: No Unaccompanied Minors in My Backyard

'Children' being 'fed, clothed, cared for, taught' until 20s on taxpayers' dime.
2:36 PM, Jul 16, 2014

CNN reported last night that while Maryland governor Martin O'Malley doesn't want unaccompanied minors to be deported, he doesn't want them in certain parts of Maryland either.

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Dem. Rep. Rips Obama: 'Aloof,' 'Bizarre,' and 'Detached'

11:34 AM, Jul 09, 2014

Democratic congressman Henry Cuellar ripped President Obama for being "aloof" and "detached" by not visiting the Texas border to see first hand the immigration crisisCuellar made the comments on MSNBC:

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Three Crises Coming to Washington

11:00 PM, Aug 23, 2013

All is quiet on the Washington front. But don’t let the lull in partisan warfare fool you. In two weeks Congress returns from its summer recess, after hearing from constituents who hold the institution in lower esteem than used car salesmen, and view eating Brussels sprouts, enduring traffic jams, and having colonoscopies less daunting prospects than continuing to watch this Congress in action. Nevertheless, few members of this despised institution are likely to lose their seats in November. Turn the rascals out, but not my rascal, seems to be the prevailing view.

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Podcast: The Problem in Egypt Is the Egyptians

Hosted by Michael Graham.
12:23 PM, Aug 20, 2013

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior editor Lee Smith about ongoing crisis in Egypt.

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Damage Control

9:39 AM, Jun 07, 2013

Standard operating procedure in Washington, when confronted with a political crisis – or even several of them – is to change the subject, then leave town and raise some money.  Lots of it.

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Obama: 'We Don’t Have an Immediate Crisis in Terms of Debt'

7:00 AM, Mar 13, 2013

In an interview that was released this morning with former Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos on ABC, President Obama talked a little about his view of the debt.

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Al Qaeda Commander Suspected in Algerian Attack

2:35 PM, Jan 17, 2013

It should come as no surprise that a notorious jihadist named Mokhtar Belmokhtar is suspected of ordering the raid on a BP oil field in eastern Algeria and the subsequent kidnapping of dozens. Belmokhtar has been at this game for a while. His career shows that jihadist ideology and criminality can comingle. Belmokhtar’s operations have run the gamut, from cigarette smuggling to gunrunning to kidnappings to outright murder.

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U.S. Embassy in Algeria Posts ... 'Rubik’s Cubes Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr.'

11:31 AM, Jan 17, 2013

With Americans being held hostage in Algeria, the U.S. embassy in that country is posting Facebook photos of ... "Rubik’s Cubes Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr." Here's a screen grab:

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Obama, Clinton Silent on Hostage Crisis

9:51 AM, Jan 17, 2013

At least two American hostages (and possibly several more) are being held hostage at a gas plant in Algeria, but there's been no word on unfolding the situation from either President Barack Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

In fact, the only official word to come from the Obama administration is confirmation from the State Department that indeed Americans are being held hostage there.

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U.S. Increases Aid to Syria, Now Totals $210 Million

6:51 PM, Dec 12, 2012

The State Department announced today that it had increased aid to help with humanitarian situation in Syria. Today's announcement stated that an additional $14 million of aid would be given, pushing the grand total of aid to Syria to $210 million.

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Obama Aide: With These Republicans, 'There'd Still be Slavery' Today

9:16 AM, Dec 03, 2012

MSNBC host Chuck Todd reported that a "very smart White House aide" told him that "with this Republican, with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery." Watch here:

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OECD’s Prescription to Raise Taxes Is the Wrong Medicine for U.S.

4:17 PM, Apr 30, 2012

A report issued last week by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) finds that the average tax burden on income in the United States has been declining in recent years, in sharp contrast to the trend in the other OECD countries.

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Which Way for the Euro?

12:32 PM, Aug 05, 2011

With the debt ceiling debate behind us, now might be a good time to get back to the biggest problem currently facing the world economy: the eurozone. While the European debt crisis may have slipped off Americans' radar screens in the past weeks, its significance has not diminished.

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Even More Pathetic

As the Libyan crisis deepens, the Obama administration is still voting "present."
5:20 PM, Feb 22, 2011

A small group of us had an interesting meeting this afternoon at the Pentagon with Defense secretary Bob Gates (unfortunately the most interesting parts were off the record; Steve Hayes will write up the other, still somewhat interesting, parts when we get a transcript). Then I came back to the office, depressingly heard that Secretary Clinton (still) had nothing substantive to say about Libya, then was told even more depressingly that the president was still mum too.

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