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VIDEO: AG Holder's November '09 remarks contradict NYPD's Kelly on NYC terror trials

New York City's Police Commissioner Ray Kelly recently told a group of Young GOP'ers this January that no one from the Obama administration consulted with him prior the announcement that the trial for confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would be held in lower Manhattan. In fact, Commissioner Kelly also emphasized that the upcoming terror trials were "thrusted" upon the city. However, according to remarks Attorney General Eric Holder made to the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 18, 2009, he had consulted with both Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly already.

2008 Flashback: Obama belittles McCain's call for spending freeze

Courtesy of Naked Emperor News and Breitbart.com, a video clip from the 2008 presidential campaign shows then-Senator Barack Obama (D - IL) excoriating Senator John McCain (R - AZ) over suggesting a spending freeze. Reports on Monday, revealed that President Obama is calling for a three year freeze of non-security federal spending.

'Protest votes' may hurt Bernanke confirmation

The Senator from Illinois also noted that while some Senate Democrats are thinking of casting "protest" votes against the Chairman Bernanke, Senator Durbin stressed that there were other ways to show the country that the party cares about the dismal economic circumstances the nation is in.

Compare Obama's teleprompters in the classroom moment with 2006 Bush school visit

President Barack Obama visited a sixth grade classroom in Falls Church, Virginia. What is particularly odd is Mr. Obama brought two teleprompters into the classroom along with the podium with the Presidential seal (video below) The White House describes the event of 30 sixth graders who were Mr. Obama's audience. Compare this video to the photo of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush visiting a grade schol classroom in 2006.

Ed Schultz (video): I told Robert Gibbs he's full of %*#@, and he's losing the base

MSNBC's Ed Schultz went off on another rant yesterday at Minnesota Radio AM950 Blue State Bash. He went after not only conservatives like Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R - MN), and Sen. Jim DeMint (R - S.C.), he also attacked Sen. Joe Lieberman (I - CT) and Sen. Max Baucus (D - MT). At 4:33 in the video, he goes after White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.