Despite accusations swirling around him on his own turf, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford waded into U.S. politics, denouncing President Obama’s health care law on U.S. sports radio this morning.
Ford, who says he would be a Republican if he were in the states, said the Affordable Care Act is just too expensive, despite the fact that Canada prides itself in a government-run universal health care system.
“As a person, I like President Obama. I don’t like his policies,” Ford told “The Sports Junkies,” hosts on the station 106.7 The Fan. “I don’t believe in all this public funded health care because you’ve got to pay for it.”
Ford was concerned that expanding health care through the Affordable Care Act would be funded at the expense of the taxpayers. “It’s going to cost a fortune for you guys to implement this Obamacare,” said Ford. “I don’t see how the people are going to be able to afford it, to tell you the truth.”
Despite the continued fodder that Ford gives to the press as a result of his questionable actions, he said he “absolutely” has the support of the people and is confident that he will be re-elected in October to another four-year term as mayor.
(CNN) -- Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. He was 95.
The former president battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.
With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at his boyhood home in the nation's Eastern Cape Province, where he said he was most at peace.
Despite rare public appearances, he held a special place in the nation's consciousness.
The White House had previously said after Omar Obama's arrest, that the president had never met his uncle, who comes from his father's side of the family.
Press Sec. Jay Carney was pressed today by Ed Henry- Oh, yeah, yeah Ed...They actually have met, he lived with Omar when he was in college.
The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Obama lived with his uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while he was a student at Harvard Law School -- after previously saying the two had never met.
"The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement. "After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch.
The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10. "
Onyango "Omar" Obama faced a deportation hearing earlier this week following a drunk-driving arrest.
During the hearing, he said that the president had lived with him while he was a student at Harvard.
According to the Boston Globe, the White House had previously said, after Omar Obama's arrest, that the president had never met his uncle, who comes from his father's side of the family and is a Kenyan national. Obama was not close to his father, who left the family when the president was very young.
The White House's latest comment was first reported by the Globe.
What did Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor say about the bible when he wasn't in a tight political race?
Mark Pryor campaign ad yesterday: "The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers. Only God does. This is my compass (the bible). I believe in his word"
Mark Pryor 2012: "The Bible is not a rule book for political issues"..."Everybody can see it differently"
Here is a KATV Arkansas Report describing the ad: "Sen. Mark Pryor is out with a new ad offering a Biblical solution to the already heated 2014 Senate race in Arkansas. Pryor's campaign said the ad will begin airing on Wednesday. In the 30 second ad, Pryor speaks directly to the camera about his faith in the Bible. The ad is a substantial purchase for the campaign and will run statewide. "I'm not ashamed to say that I believe in God, and I believe in His word. The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers. Only God does. And neither political party is always right," Pryor says in the ad. "This is my compass. My North Star. It gives me comfort and guidance to do what's best for Arkansas."
Interesting ad, considering the same Mark Pryor was quoted below just last year cautioning that the Bible is "not a rule book for political issues."
Arkansas' Sen. Mark Pryor, a Protestant Christian who was co-chairman of the National Prayer Breakfast in February, said the intersection of faith and politics can be difficult to navigate…‘The Bible is really not a rule book for political issues,’ he said. ‘Everybody can see it differently. - Alex Daniels, “Republican Budget Facing Catholic Criticism,” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 4/29/12)
So is the Bible Mark Pryor's compass, providing the "comfort and guidance to do what's best for Arkansas? " Or is it really not a good rule book for political issues and decisions made in the Senate? Guess it depends on which Mark Pryor that you ask.
You have to wonder what genius is behind this one.
Video shows students, teachers in school and a would-be gunman outside approaching the school with a duffel bag (gun inside).
At the end of the ad, the empty duffle bag is tossed and the person enters the school.
You've got to be kidding...This is supposed to commemorate the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting? WTH?
MOMS DEMAND ACTION: December 14, 2013, will mark the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is partnering with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to commemorate the anniversary with No More Silence, a campaign to honor the victims and show our resolve never to be silent again about gun violence. The campaign will culminate on December 14 with more than 50 events in 35 states. Each event will include a communal ringing of bells—a moment of No More Silence—to remember the victims and to show that the time for silence is over
Some parents and a state lawmaker are upset about a party for students at Nichols Elementary in Frisco because it's called a winter party, and because the students will have to follow some party rules that the lawmaker says goes against a newly-passed state law.
Representative Pat Fallon says an angry parent asked why their child, who attends Nichols, won't see a Christmas tree and won't be allowed to say "Merry Christmas" at the school's winter party.
The parent forwarded the Republican an email sent out by the organizer of the school's winter party, and in it, there were three rules listed for the party: no reference to Christmas or any other religious holiday, no red, green or Christmas trees, and nothing that will stain the carpet.
"I agree with number three, but not one and two," said Fallon. Fallon co-authored HB 308, or the Merry Christmas Law.
It allows students and staff at schools in Texas to say "Merry Christmas," "Happy Hanukkah" and "Happy holidays."
Gov. Perry signed it into law earlier this year.
Rand Paul on Fox News Hannity proposes 'economic freedom zones' to revive the Motor City, similar to Jack Kemp's 'enterprise zones' 20 years ago. His plan? Take the personal income tax and the corporate income tax down to 5%, get rid of capital gains, bring payroll tax down, reduce red tape and invite entrepreneurs to come to Detroit.