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  • Mitt Romney, facing money challenges, aggressively seeks donations

    02/29/2012 8:39:09 PM PST · by writer33 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/29/12 | Philip Rucker and Dan Eggen
    BEXLEY, Ohio — Mitt Romney, eager to capi­tal­ize on his primary-election victories this week, is aggressively pushing for new donations to offset his presidential campaign’s heavy spending and is erecting battle stations in upcoming Super Tuesday states. Amid a nominating season that has seen little momentum from race to race, Romney is now trying to build some. His advisers argue that he is finally gaining a meaningful lead, and other Republicans say his triumphs in Michigan and Arizona on Tuesday should quell talk of a late-entering candidate in the race. Obama campaign accuses Koch brothers-funded conservative group Americans for Prosperity...
  • Bill Gates:Obama Told Me Energy Consumption Tax Makes Sense (Video)

    02/29/2012 8:37:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 29, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasay
    Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates said that President Barack Obama told him he supports a two percent national energy consumption tax, though the president said it likely could not be implemented because of gridlock in Congress. “We certainly need a price on carbon,” Gates said at the Energy Innovation Summit in Washington on Tuesday. (RELATED: Full coverage of the energy world) “What’s key is the carbon tax in the 20-to-50 year period, and can politicians do something today that would make it crystal clear to a risk-taker that there’s going to be a substantial carbon tax during the relevant...
  • Venezuela's Chavez in “Good Physical Condition” After Operation

    02/29/2012 8:36:27 PM PST · by Rabin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | February 29,2012 | Staff
    This is the first official report on the leftist president’s health since he arrived in Havana last Friday. Vice President Elias Jaua, “The complete extraction of the diagnosed pelvic lesion was performed, along with the removal of (putrid) tissue surrounding the lesion. There were no (unexpected) complications Jaua’s report on came hours after Spanish dailies Publico and El Pais published a document from a U.S. private intelligence firm asserting that the Venezuelan president is mortally ill. “The Russian team blamed the Cubans for an improper surgery the first time in trying to remove the tumor” and said Cuba lacks the...
  • HBO Defends ‘Game Change’… Again; And Here’s What HBO Is Afraid To Tell You

    02/29/2012 8:36:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | February 29, 2012 | John Nolte
    Before we get to HBO’s latest lame defense, here’s what the network (and Politico) won’t tell you… Below are the names of eight people who have gone on the record to declare the book “Game Change” a falsehood, and what they’ve seen of the film (HBO refuses to screen it for them — but never mentions that in the statement) is just as false: 1. Governor Palin, who detailed life on the campaign trail in her autobiography “Going Rogue.” (In an obvious attempt at a publicity stunt, HBO did offer to screen the film for the Governor but, for some...
  • Rick Santorum is toast.

    02/29/2012 8:21:46 PM PST · by techno · 173 replies · 7+ views
    February 29, 2012 | techno
    10 reasons he is toast: 1)He now is showing a major gender gap in his female voting whereas 2-3 weeks ago in polls it was negligible. Santorum lost Catholic women in Michigan to Romney by about 15-20 points. 2)Newt Gingrich will rise again to cancel Santorum out making each other non-viable. Major conservative vote splitting will occur again allowing Romney to come up the middle. 3)My prediction (other than Washington)is that Santorum doesn't win another contest in this primary season. 4)Romney has all the momentum and too much of an advantage in money and organization and will have the nomination...
  • Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Help Fight Climate Change (barf alert!)

    02/29/2012 8:17:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 26 February 2012 | Kim Krieger
    Enlarge Image Crystalline. Calcium carbonate forming in sterile solutions tends to be amorphous and black (left), but the presence of bacteria coaxes it to form calcite crystals. Credit: Jenny Cappuccio/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory As humans warm the planet by releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, some researchers believe that capturing CO2 and trapping it in buried rocks could lower the risk of catastrophic climate change. Now a team of researchers has shown that bacteria can help the process along. They can even be genetically modified to trap CO2 faster, keeping it underground for millions of years. When CO2 is...
  • Gingrich Leads Georgia In New Poll, Santorum Gaining

    02/29/2012 8:17:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 5+ views
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | February 28, 2012 | Carla Caldwell
    Gingrich Leads Georgia In New Poll, Santorum Gaining Atlanta Business Chronicle by Carla Caldwell February 28, 2012 With exactly a week left to go before the Georgia Primary, Newt Gingrich is poised to beat both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney in the state, according to a WXIA-TV poll conducted by Survey USA . The poll shows Gingrich at 39 percent, Santorum at 24 percent, and Romney in third place at 23 percent, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA. Ron Paul is in fourth place with 9 percentage points. Compared to a WXIA poll just three weeks ago, Gingrich is...
  • Springfield Armory Happiness (Vanity)

    02/29/2012 8:15:40 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 18 replies
    little ol' me
    I want to go on record giving kudos to SA's custom shop.
  • #Occupy Idiot Catches on Fire – Suffers Second Degree Burns When He Torches Historic Colorado Landma

    02/29/2012 8:14:51 PM PST · by Baynative · 69 replies · 5+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/29/12 | Jim Hoft
    Now this… Kyle Lawrence, a Colorado Springs Occupier, remains in a Denver Hospital burn unit with second degree burns that he received when he was caught on fire during the arson that leveled the Historic Green Mountain Falls Town Hall.
  • ONE ON ONE: Gingrich tells Channel 3 Tennessee is important state (News Video at Link)

    02/29/2012 8:06:17 PM PST · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    wrcb ^ | Updated: Feb 29, 2012 10:52 AM MST | y Rich Sobolewski
    CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - While much of the political world focused on Tuesday's Michigan Republican presidential primary, Newt Gingrich focused his events on the Tennessee Valley today. He also took time for a one-on-one interview with Channel 3. The campaign is currently in North Georgia, where Gingrich will address supporters at public rally at the Convention Center. Hundreds have gathered at the Convention Center for an opportunity to listen to the former Speaker. "Your help making sure we carry Georgia really, really matters," Gingrich tells his supporters in Dalton. He noted that Georgia has the most delegate votes of any state...
  • "Act of Valor" Isn't About Acting, It's About Valor

    02/29/2012 8:02:51 PM PST · by stolinsky · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03-01-12 | stolinsky
      “Act of Valor” Isn’t About Acting, It’s About Valor David C. Stolinsky Mar. 1, 2012 The film “Act of Valor” opened on Feb. 24. The film is a sort of docudrama. Most of the persons in it are not actors but active-duty SEALs. The film shows episodes that are based on actual SEAL operations, using actual SEAL equipment and tactics. Obviously, I didn’t go to such an unusual − in fact, unique − movie expecting to see polished actors reciting unrealistic dialog written by screenwriters who never heard a shot fired in anger, or fired at all. I...
  • Obama slashes soldiers' beneifts to payback Healthcare Industry Donors

    02/29/2012 8:01:34 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 02/29/2012 | Kerry Patton
    The Tea Party hit its stride in the summer of 2009 when concerned citizens showed up to town halls across the United States to protest the healthcare takeover law being considered in Congress. The people rightly felt that the bill’s labyrinthine and onerous regulations were corrupt and designed to increase the power of the government, line the pockets of shortsighted insurance companies, and squeeze as much blood from the country’s taxpayer turnip as possible. --------------- President Obama’s new medical proposal seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget and $12.9 billion by 2017,...
  • Snopes

    02/29/2012 8:01:15 PM PST · by TexasSecede79366 · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Hit Snopes and ask them if they're funded by a Soros entity. They go nuts denying it.
  • Prostitution Attractive Option for Medical Students with Debt (In the UK)

    02/29/2012 8:00:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Live Science ^ | 02/29/2012
    An increasing portion of students in the United Kingdom looking for a way to pay for their tuition are turning to prostitution, according to a new paper by a British medical student. The problem may be particularly acute among medical students, who generally go to school longer, accrue more debt and have less time for paid employment, according to the paper by Jodi Dixon, who is studying at the University of Birmingham. Dixon pointed to a study of about 300 British university students, in which 10 percent reported knowing a student who had worked as a prostitute or escort in...
  • We’re Still Worrying About EMPs

    02/29/2012 7:54:36 PM PST · by U-238 · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Tech ^ | 2/29/2012 | Defense Tech
    EMPs!!! You know, the big electronics-frying pulses that accompany nuclear blasts. We’re back to worrying about them again. In particular how does the military protect its electrical infrastructure from an EMP attack. “Yeah, we have issues there [with the EMP threat] and we have to look at those and we seriously have to understand that in the Army in particular, because we have an awful lot of bases that we look at,” said Marilyn Freeman assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology during a House Armed Services emerging threats subcomittee hearing today. “I work very closely and the...
  • Venezuela's Chavez: I'm recovering like a condor

    02/29/2012 7:50:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 3+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | Andrew Cawthorne
    (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez broke his silence on Wednesday after surgery in Cuba for a suspected recurrence of cancer to insist he was recovering well and "soaring like the condor". "I send you all my supreme love. We will live and we will recover!" the 57-year-old socialist leader enthused via Twitter from Havana where he was operated on earlier in the week. "Here I go, soaring like the condor."
  • Yes You Will!

    02/29/2012 7:49:41 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 6 replies
    We know that the President is a formidable fundraiser, the best ever. "President Obama says a campaign is like an investment." Solyndra honcho and Obama bundler, George Kaiser certainly wouldn't dispute that. Neither could Warren Buffet, George Soros or Jeff Immelt. [quote] [H]aving raked in $750 million in 2008 and potentially on track to surpass that amount in 2012. His campaign and the Democratic Party raised $224 million in 2011 alone, more than the Republican field combined. In a flagging economy, it may be hard to fathom not only where that money is coming from but also what it could...
  • Richard Cebull Says He Sent Racist Obama Email

    02/29/2012 7:44:08 PM PST · by kristinn · 55 replies · 7+ views
    Billing Gazette ^ | Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Clair Johnson
    Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull apologized Wednesday for sending a racist email about President Obama from his office to a few friends. "To say it's inappropriate and stupid is an extreme understatement," Cebull said Wednesday afternoon in his courthouse chambers in Billings. "There is no doubt it's racist. It wasn't forwarded for that purpose," Cebull said. "If anything, it was political." The judge admitted he forwarded the racially charged email he received to seven friends, including his brother, on Feb. 20 from his office computer. The email eventually was forwarded to the Great Falls Tribune, which published it Wednesday....
  • Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum Tie In Michigan, Based On Delegates Awarded

    02/29/2012 7:42:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 38 replies · 7+ views ^ | February 29, 2012 | Jonathan Karl
    Not so fast. When it comes to delegates, it turns out Mitt Romney did not win Michigan. ABC News projects that the 30 delegates awarded based on Michigan’s Tuesday primary will be evenly split – 15 delegates for Mitt Romney and 15 delegates for Rick Santorum. Mitt Romney may have won the overall vote by a margin of 3 points , but Michigan awards it’s delegates based on how the candidates did in each of the state’s 14 congressional districts, not solely on the popular vote totals. The system works like this: the winner of each Congressional district gets two...
  • Mitt Romney plays Leap Year politics with GOP conservatives

    Mitt Romney made it out of the Michigan GOP primary with barely his expensive negative ad driven campaign intact, in what appears to now be a first place tie with challenger former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. When all of the hot political air is cleared, both Romney and Santorum will net about 15 convention delegates each, in this Leap Year dance for the presidential nomination Leap year appears to be the year of multiple photo finishes for GOP conservative presidential primary and caucuses, with Newt Gingrich, Libertarian leaning congressman Ron Paul and Rick Santorum battling Mitt Romney; the moderate...
  • French (Socialist) Candidate Calls for Top Tax of 75 Percent

    02/29/2012 7:33:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 02/28/2012
    François Hollande, the Socialist Party frontrunner for the French presidency, announced a tax plan Monday that would see taxes on the wealthy rise dramatically if he is elected this spring. Speaking on TF1 television, Hollande proposed a 75 percent tax on income over €1 million ($1.34 million), a huge jump from the current top rate of 40 percent. "I can announce here that above €1 million (per year), the tax rate should be 75 percent, because it's not possible to have that level of income," said Hollande, who added that he did not accept "excessive wealth." Hollande has consistently held...
  • Newt Gingrich: Romney backers trying to 'brainwash' voters

    02/29/2012 7:32:58 PM PST · by VinL · 39 replies
    ChiTribune ^ | 2-29-12 | Finnegan
    With his presidential candidacy newly invigorated by donations from a casino billionaire, Newt Gingrich accused Mitt Romney's Wall Street supporters on Wednesday of trying to "brainwash" voters into backing the former Massachusetts governor. "It's just Wall Street pouring money in to try to buy the election," Gingrich told a few hundred supporters Wednesday evening at a rally here in northern Georgia. "In fact, I think eight of his top 10 sources are people who got money out of the U.S. taxpayer. So in a sense, the next time you see a negative ad, you're watching your money come back to...
  • Obama's uncle due in court in drunken driving case

    02/29/2012 7:30:47 PM PST · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 2-26-12
    *snip* A police officer said (((Onyango))) Obama made a rolling stop at a stop sign and nearly caused his cruiser to crash into Obama's sport utility vehicle. Police said Obama registered 0.14 on a blood-alcohol test. The legal limit in Massachusetts is 0.08. A judge is expected to hear arguments Thursday on a motion to suppress statements he made to police and the test results. Immigration officials allege that Obama, originally from Kenya, violated a 1992 order to return to Kenya.
  • Poseidon on the prowl (Boeing P-8A)

    02/29/2012 7:27:20 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies · 2+ views
    Times-Union/ ^ | February 29, 2012 | Clark Pierce
    Poseidon on the prowl P-8A crew successfully hunts undersea targets Soon to begin joining the fleet’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) force is the Navy’s newest multi-mission platform, the P-8A Poseidon, which recently flew four successful operational missions Feb. 20-24 against submarines that did their best to elude the aircraft during a single-plane detachment to NAS Jacksonville. ASW is an enabling mission for the Navy to combat challenges posed by new generations of very quiet nuclear and non-nuclear submarines. VX-1 Test Pilot Cmdr. John Verniest is the P-8A operational test director and NATOPS program manager at NAS Patuxent River, Md. “During our...
  • Obama vows to buy a Chevy Volt in five years

    02/29/2012 7:27:19 PM PST · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 2/28/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama, speaking to a raucous crowd of United Auto Workers activists, vowed to buy a Chevrolet Volt electric car in "five years" — just as soon as his presidency is over. "I got to get inside a brand-new Chevy Volt fresh off the line," Obama said about a recent visit to a Detroit Chevy factory. "Even though Secret Service wouldn't let me drive it. But I liked sitting in it. It was nice. I'll bet it drives real good. And five years from now when I'm not president anymore, I'll buy one and drive it myself."
  • Romney, Santorum and Paul to campaign in Washington in advance of caucuses (this Saturday)

    02/29/2012 7:23:36 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 5 replies · 3+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 29, 2011
    Three of the four major Republican presidential candidates will be in Washington state Thursday and Friday seeking support in advance of the Washington caucuses on Saturday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, coming off an easy win in Arizona and a narrow victory in Michigan, has long been scheduled to hold a $1,000-per-person fundraiser in Bellevue on Thursday evening. UPDATE: The Romney campaign announced a "Meet and Greet with Mitt" at 8 a.m. Friday in Bellevue. Romney will appear at a Thursday afternoon rally in Idaho Falls. Idaho will hold its own presidential caucuses on Tuesday and Romney is expected to...
  • Ohio Offers Chance for a Santorum Rebound

    02/29/2012 7:22:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies · 5+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 29, 2012 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    Ohio Offers Chance for a Santorum Rebound By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. February 29, 2012 WEST CHESTER, Ohio — With Mitt Romney pulling out a pair of victories on Tuesday night, the pressure is on Rick Santorum to prove he remains a viable challenger by scoring at least a handful of major wins five days from now on Super Tuesday. And his main target is Ohio, where Christian conservatives and working-class voters provide a tempting demographic mix for his comeback effort. Expectations are high: polls taken before Tuesday’s Michigan and Arizona primaries showed Mr. Santorum running strongly against Mr. Romney...
  • The Great Comeback No One Will Believe

    02/29/2012 7:21:49 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 3+ views
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 2-29-2012 | Chris Mayer
    The Great Comeback No One Will Believe By Chris Mayer 02/29/12 Gaithersburg, Maryland – Something surprising stirs in the US economy. Something no mainstream pundit would’ve dared predict. Something most people probably won’t believe. US manufacturing is staging a comeback. Caterpillar, the world’s largest maker of earth-moving equipment, gave us some tangible confirmation in the latest earnings roundup. Based on the business it sees, Cat expects US construction spending will increase in 2012 for the first time since 2004. And Eaton, another large industrial, followed that up by saying it expects its markets to grow faster in the US in...
  • Drudge Report - Newt Lazarus Rising Again!?

    02/29/2012 7:21:05 PM PST · by red flanker · 148 replies · 8+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | February 29, 2012 | Matt Drudge
    Drudge links to Hot Air article about indications Newt rising in national poll.
  • Wyoming rejects plan to buy aircraft carrier in case U.S. fell apart ("Doomsday Bill")

    02/29/2012 7:18:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1+ views
    DVICE ^ | Feb 29, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    Wyoming rejects plan to buy aircraft carrier in case U.S. fell apart When the zombie apocalypse is upon us, we'll look back on how legislators from the land-locked state of Wyoming were mocked for wanting to buy an aircraft carrier. The carrier was just one part of a so-called "Doomsday Bill," which explored emergency scenarios in the event of the United States collapsing. In addition to suggesting the purchase of an aircraft carrier, the bill called for $15,000 in funding to investigate how Wyoming might acquire airplanes, enact a draft for all branches of the military, obtain and distribute food...
  • Senate passes concealed carry bill on to governor(SD)

    02/29/2012 7:17:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 29 February, 2012 | AP
    Browse: Home / 2012 / February / 29 / Senate passes concealed carry bill on to governor Senate passes concealed carry bill on to governor By Associated Press on February 29, 2012 PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota lawmakers have given their final approval to a measure that would allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit as long as they have a driver’s license and otherwise meet state standards for carrying guns. The Senate voted 22-11 Tuesday to pass the bill, which was approved earlier by the House. It will become law if signed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
  • Massachusetts: Illegal Immigrant Haven

    02/29/2012 7:15:51 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Immigration Reform Examiner ^ | February 29, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    Boston, MA - On Tuesday, Mary Maloney, whose son was killed last August by an illegal alien charged with driving under the influence, tearfully addressed the state legislature’s Senate Judiciary Committee in support of legislation which would make it tougher for illegal aliens to remain in Massachusetts. Maloney said: “My son paid the ultimate price with his life because Massachusetts is a safe haven for illegal immigrants. The real question I ask is…Why would illegal immigrants not come to Massachusetts when we are so willing to provide them with jobs and free services they could not get in their native...
  • Armed Forces: 60-80 new fighter jets needed (Sweden)

    02/29/2012 7:10:49 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Stockholm News ^ | 2012-02-29 | David Jonasson
    Armed Forces: 60-80 new fighter jets needed Sweden | 2012-02-29 Sweden needs 60-80 new fighter jets of the Swedish-developed Gripen model for the period from 2020 to 2030. This is the opinion of Sverker Göranson, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, according to news agency TT. It is necessary in order to satisfy the operational requirements on the Armed Forces, according to the Supreme Commander, who submitted this proposal to the government today. These new fighter jets should be of a rebuilt and modified Gripen model with a larger airframe, a more powerful engine, and a better warning and...
  • Gingrich, Struggling, Gets More Creative

    02/29/2012 7:09:34 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Wall St. J ^ | February 29, 2012 | DANNY YADRON
    February 29, 2012 Gingrich, Struggling, Gets More Creative [Subscriber Content Preview] BY DANNY YADRON COVINGTON, Ga.—Last week, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he would refocus his campaign on lowering gas prices to $2.50 a gallon. On Monday, he urged U.S. disengagement from Afghanistan, arguing that Afghans need to figure out how best to live their "miserable" lives. The next day, Mr. Gingrich chastised the Obama administration for being "so pro-Islamic." Mr. Gingrich's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has always been driven by the impulses of the candidate and his willingness to rattle off ideas and strategies on the...
  • Good Grief… Now Team Obama Wants to Blow Up 3 Dams In the Name of Junk Science

    02/29/2012 7:09:27 PM PST · by Baynative · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 29,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder… The Obama Administration now wants to demolish three dams in northern California to supposedly save the salmon… But the whole reason to support the move was based on shoddy and inconclusive scientific data.
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says Britain should return Falklands to Argentina

    02/29/2012 7:08:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:30PM GMT 29 Feb 2012 | Barney Henderson
    Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has reportedly stated that Britain should return the Falkland Islands, saying "Las Malvinas belong to Argentina". In an interview with Chilean television, Waters, who is on tour in South America, allegedly said he was "as ashamed as I possibly could be of our colonial past ... When we were out raping and plundering and stealing". The reported comments came as Argentina's industry minister called for all British imports to be banned as tensions escalate between the two countries ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. A journalist for the Chilean TVN state channel...
  • Illegal Immigrants Detained and Abused

    02/29/2012 7:06:07 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 2, 2012 | Catherine Rentz | National Journal
    The Government Accountability Office has agreed to launch an investigation into sexual abuse at U.S. immigration detention centers, following recent reports of abuse and a request from 30 members of Congress that GAO conduct an inquiry. The announcement comes as the Obama administration decides whether it will include immigrant detainees, the fastest-growing incarcerated population in the country, in pending regulations on prison rape prevention due out early this year.

    02/29/2012 6:54:43 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 77 replies · 2+ views ^ | 3-1-12 |
    Sheriff Joe's Cold Posse investigation results on Obama's eligibility, birth certificate, Social Security card number, etc. to be reported on Thursday, March 1 at 3 pm Eastern Time. Could be the news of the Century. Live streaming from at:
  • 'Real Rebound' in World Economy: Barclays' CEO

    02/29/2012 6:53:08 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies · 3+ views
    CNBC ^ | February 29, 2012 | Margo D. Beller Special to
    Once again the world economy has proved the naysayers wrong and there's been a "real rebound" so far this year, Barclays CEO Robert Diamond told CNBC Wednesday. "One of the lessons we’ve learned in the last couple of years is every time it’s doom and gloom ... the economy is far more resilient," he said. "We see China at 8 percent to 9 percent growth, and reduction in unemployment [cnbc explains] in the U.S. So we’ve seen a real rebound." That even extends to Europe, which was stabilized by the European Central Bank's [cnbc explains] second liquidity injection. President Mario...
  • H.R. 347: Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal

    02/29/2012 6:52:08 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 14 replies · 3+ views ^ | 2.29.12 | unknown
    Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it. The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. In the bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White House, which, on the surface, seems not just harmless and necessary, but somewhat shocking...
  • Walk-out over, Iowa House approves gun rights amendment

    02/29/2012 6:51:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | February 29, 2012 | James Q. Lynch
    DES MOINES – After Democrats ended a seven-hour walk-out to delay action on a proposed constitutional amendment sponsors said would ensure Iowans’ gun rights, the Iowa House approved the legislation 61-37. “We left in protest so there could be some openness and some transparency and some sunlight drawn on what this issue (that) is very, very extreme, very extreme,” McCarthy said when he brought his caucus back after 4 p.m. Although the vast majority of House Democrats support the United States constitutional right to bear arms, McCarthy said, “we also believe public safety is very important and there must be...
  • Assembly Democrats reject Gov. Jerry Brown's welfare cuts

    02/29/2012 6:51:02 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 1+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 2/29/12 | Kevin Yamamura
    In a hearing that included testimony from children as young as 6 years old, an Assembly budget panel on Wednesday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown's welfare-to-work cuts. The Assembly's health and human services budget subcommittee voted 3-1 along party lines against cutting grant levels and eliminating adults after 24 months, instead of 48, if they cannot find work. Brown had counted on CalWORKs cuts to save $946 million to help close a deficit he estimates at $9.2 billion. The state has reduced welfare benefits since the recession, such as shrinking the adult time limit from 60 months to 48 months and...
  • Insourcing at GE

    02/29/2012 6:50:25 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 4 replies · 2+ views
    Noman Says ^ | 2/27/12 | Noman
    Buried on page B7 of today's Wall Street Journal (but highlighted by different editors in the front page "What's News" section, is an item entitled "GE's Work Force Rose in 2011 First Time in Years." The real story is that all of GE's employment growth was overseas. That might be embarrassing for a company whose CEO serves as President Obama's cheerleader to the Fortune 500, and business-bona-fides fig leaf to the public. The President hopes to draw attention to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's outsourcing to save dying companies at Bain Capital. You may recall the President's recent jab at...
  • The Malaise Afflicting America's Malls

    02/29/2012 6:46:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, February, 29, 2012
    DENVER—When Pat Wooster-Jackson needed an outfit for her daughter's wedding, she drove 25 miles to this city's high-end Cherry Creek mall, bypassing dozens of clothing stores at three other shopping centers. The trek by the 62-year-old retired nurse shows why the carnage in retailing—caused by finicky consumers, store closings and the growth of online shopping—has hurt some of the nation's malls less than others. Most U.S. cities are dominated by a few malls. The winners—like the Cherry Creek Shopping Center—enjoy full parking lots, strong sales and high rents. It helps to be a luxury mall, because affluent shoppers were quicker...
  • James O’Keefe files libel lawsuit against Keith Olbermann, David Shuster, Al Gore’s Current TV

    02/29/2012 6:40:30 PM PST · by expat1000 · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb 29, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Conservative videographer James O’Keefe has filed a lawsuit against Al Gore’s Current TV and anchors Keith Olbermann and David Shuster, alleging they libeled him. “Well I welcome criticism and misguided hatred, but if you knowingly lie and call me a ‘felon’ or a ‘rapist’ or any other slanderous or libelous [attack], I will sue you,” O’Keefe told The Daily Caller. During the Feb. 24 edition of Olbermann’s show “Countdown,” Shuster called O’Keefe a “convicted felon,” something that is not true. Shuster also said that there was a “rape allegation facing” O’Keefe, something that also isn’t true. That claim, according to...
  • Key General: White House Briefed on Iran Target Options

    02/29/2012 6:38:38 PM PST · by U-238 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | 2/29/2012 | John T. Bennett
    The Air Force has provided the White House with options for a strike against Iran's nuclear weapons sites, but a former top Pentagon official is warning America and Israel lack the weaponry to halt Tehran's atomic arms program. Iran's defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons "has the attention of the [Joint] Chiefs and other national security officials," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz told reporters Wednesday. "Our obligation is to provide options" to the defense secretary and the president, Schwartz said, "and we have done that." President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have said for months they will...
  • Michele Bachmann talks about Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich (One minute video- 02-29-12)

    02/29/2012 6:38:38 PM PST · by VinL · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Scott Hennen Show- You Tube ^ | 2-29-12 | Bachmann
    "Newt is not afraid. He is not afraid to stand up and be different. He’s not afraid to stand up and be bold. " Video at link.
  • Report: Stimulus-backed solar company lays off 70 percent of workforce

    Further evidence that when government officials usurp the role of the free market to choose winners and losers, they inevitably shuffle taxpayer dollars across the table to … losers. The Heritage Foundation’s Lachlan Markay reports: ------------------------------------------------------- "President Obama used a weekly address in July 2010 to tout his stimulus package’s support for the solar industry. One of the companies he mentioned specifically, Abound Solar, just announced that it will lay off 70 percent of its workforce." "Abound would “creat[e] more than 2,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs,” Obama claimed, and would be integral to the administration’s quest to “create...
  • Homecoming kiss photo spotlights 'Gay Marine' Facebook page (Extremely grotesque)

    02/29/2012 6:32:57 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    msnbc ^ | 2/29/2012 | Rosa Golijan
    A photograph showing a United State Marine's homecoming was posted to a public Facebook page on Saturday evening. Unlike the countless other images uploaded to the social network on that day, this one triggered thousands of re-posts and likes — along with hundreds of news stories. Why? Because in the photograph, Sgt. Brandon Morgan is embracing and kissing his male partner, Dalan Wells. The image was posted to a Facebook page called "Gay Marines" with a caption explaining that it shows the homecoming "for a Marine who posts on this page." The text finishes with a simple "Semper Fi, brother."...
  • Newt Gingrich's White House bid makes push in Tennessee

    02/29/2012 6:32:44 PM PST · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Savannah Morning News ^ | February 29, 2012 - 12:31am | Larry Peterson
    Apparently against steep odds, Newt Gingrich has been trying to expand his Georgia political base north into Tennessee. The Republican presidential candidate, who has a wide lead in Georgia in two recent polls, is striving for a strong showing in the Volunteer State. It, like Georgia, is one of 11 states with primaries or caucuses on Tuesday, and its 58 delegates are the third-biggest prize up for grabs. Of the “Super Tuesday” states, only Georgia, with 76 delegates, and Ohio, with 66, are more delegate-rich. Gingrich, a former Georgia congressman and House speaker, has largely written off Ohio in favor...