- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
Topic - Jon Carson
President Obama's presidential campaign's newest incarnation, a nonprofit intended to mobilize volunteers and use their donations to prop up his bully pulpit, raised a paltry $4.8 million, constrained by its reversal under criticism of its intention to collect money from corporations.
The talk is a call to arms — and a cultural indicator that Republicans and conservatives should note. Democrats are borrowing a page from the tea party playbook, using dramatic language and historic reference. But this message is not from heartland folk. It is a contrivance from the most loyal of President Obama's loyalists.
It did not take long for agenda to muscle in on a historical moment.
The White House has responded to last year's rash of secession petitions, and no, President Obama has not agreed to allow any of the states to secede.
Jon Carson, the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, said in a response released Friday that "as much as we value a healthy debate, we don't let that debate tear us apart."
"So let's be clear: No one disputes that our country faces big challenges, and the recent election followed a vigorous debate about how they should be addressed," Mr. Carson said.