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  • Obama to Attack Court Power in His Campaign

    04/05/2012 10:10:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2012 | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is laying groundwork to make the Supreme Court a campaign issue this fall, taking a political page from Republicans who have long railed against the decisions of liberal judges. The emerging Democrat strategy to paint the court as extreme was little noted in this week's hubbub over Obama's assertion that overturning his health care law would be "unprecedented."
  • Important: Dems mad at RNC chief for comparing women to caterpillars or something

    04/05/2012 10:05:10 PM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 5, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    How pathetic is this? Pathetic enough that even TNR can only shake its head sadly at the lameness of the contrived involved outrage. Alternate headline: “Blogger shifts from beer to hard liquor to cope.” HUNT: Let me ask you this. The Democrats of course say you are waging, the GOP is waging a war on women. I know you don’t agree with that, but looking at the polls, you have a gender gap problem. Recent polls show a huge, huge margin for Democrats among women voters. How big a problem is it? How do you close it? PRIEBUS: Well, for...
  • Conn. Democratic debate includes name-calling (candidate called "whore")

    04/05/2012 10:04:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2012 | SUSAN HAIGH
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic candidates for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seat are questioning whether one of their lesser-known colleagues should be allowed to participate in future debates after she called U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy a "whore" for his support of Israel during a live televised debate on Thursday night. Murphy, former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, state Rep. William Tong and Matthew Oakes each expressed disgust over the comments made by Lee Whitnum, a vocal critic of U.S. aid to Israel.
  • Cafe boss facing jail after attending interviews with teenage girls and woman while naked

    04/05/2012 9:50:12 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 5 April 2012 | Ian Garland
    A middle-aged cafe owner is facing jail after exposing himself to a woman and two teenage girls he interviewed for waitress jobs. The victims, a woman in her 30s, a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old, all fled Rioco restaurant in York after arriving for interviews and finding owner Dave Richards, 53, standing naked in his office.
  • YOUTUBE: 8 Amazing Holes (you will love the last one)

    04/05/2012 9:40:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-2012
  • With Voter ID out the window, don’t be overwrought by the onslaught of fraud

    04/05/2012 9:35:44 PM PDT · by cold666pack · 6 replies
    Denver Examiner ^ | April 5, 2012 | Sunana Batra
    I’ve been noticing every time I access my banks account online, or my water bill, and particularly by cell phone bill, I am compelled to jump through more hoops than Alex the cat, ‘for my own good’ they insist. Yet at the same time banks beef up their security, force you to create cheat sheets to remember half a dozen passwords just to access your account in an effort to protect your privacy, our elected officials clear the way for your vote to be stolen. Way to go! Yesterday, Colorado Senate Democrats nixed a proposal to ask voters whether people...
  • Indiana: New Poll Shows Dick Lugar With 7-Point Lead

    04/05/2012 9:31:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 5, 2012 | Shira Toeplitz
    Embattled Sen. Dick Lugar (Ind.) has had a rough couple of weeks, and a new poll underscores just how much trouble he is in against state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in the GOP primary next month. Lugar led Mourdock 42 percent to 35 percent among likely GOP primary voters, according to the Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll released today. While the poll showed Lugar with a single-digit lead, 42 percent is a dangerously low number for a veteran lawmaker and it underscores just how competitive Lugar’s first tough re-election battle has become. Indiana has an open primary, and therefore, independents and Democrats...
  • The Vetting: Obama Exploited Catholics To Push Universal Health Care In Illinois

    04/05/2012 9:26:56 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-06-12 | Charles C. Johnson
    In 1999, then-State Senator Barack Obama invoked the late radical Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, who passed away in 1996, to promote a universal health care law he co-sponsored and which Illinois voters had overwhelmingly rejected. The bill incorporated language directly from the late cardinal’s 1995 pastoral letter, “A Sign of Hope,” which argued for a “fundamental right” to healthcare, reading, in part: “Health care is an essential safeguard of human life and dignity, and there is an obligation for society to ensure that every person be able to realize that right.” Supporters of single payer health care, like Dr. Quentin Young...
  • Neighborhoods of CHA relocations experienced higher crime rates

    04/05/2012 9:10:39 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies ^ | 04/06/2012 | FRANK MAIN
    Crime was worse in neighborhoods where former Chicago Housing Authority residents used vouchers to move into private apartments, a new study found. From 2000 to 2008, violent crime was 21 percent higher in neighborhoods with high concentrations of voucher-holding former CHA residents — when compared to similar neighborhoods without them, the Washington-based Urban Institute found. Property crime also would have been lower without relocated residents in those neighborhoods, the study said. Violent crime dropped about 26 percent across the city over the same time period, according to the Chicago Police Department. The Urban Institute attributed about 1 percent of the...
  • Parents of Dem Jewish Liaison Behind “Jewbag” Controvery are Obama Bundlers, Party Officials

    04/05/2012 9:07:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 4/5/12 | zip
    (Politico 44) — The staffer for DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who posted the controversial ‘Jewbag’ photo on her Facebook page in 2006 is no anonymous aide — but the daughter of Mark and Nancy Gilbert, two major Florida donors who have raised more than $500,000 for the Obama campaign. Danielle “Dani” Gilbert, according to party sources, was tapped by Wasserman Schultz to serve as a liaison to the Jewish community, even though party officials and people close to Obama told her that more senior Democrats were already handling those responsibilities. Wasserman Schultz has thus far refused to fire or...
  • Alive and kicking (Air Force’s youngest B-52 Stratofortress turns 50 this year)

    04/05/2012 9:03:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    Airman Magazine ^ | 2 April 2012 | Tech. Sgt. Chris Powell
    Alive and kicking Air Force’s youngest B-52 Stratofortress turns 50 this year The Air Force’s youngest B-52 Stratofortress, Tail No. 1040, will hit a milestone this year, when it turns 50 years old. Of course, “young” is a relative term when you’re a long-range, heavy bomber that was created during the height of the Cold War. Tail No. 1040, the last of 744 B-52s to be manufactured, was delivered to the Air Force, in October 1962. “I don’t think anyone really knew this was going to be the last B-52 ever made,” said Robert Michel, the 5th Bomb Wing historian....
  • Smaller Navy Ship Has a Rocky Past and Key Support

    04/05/2012 8:57:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 5, 2012 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    Smaller Navy Ship Has a Rocky Past and Key Support MOBILE, Ala. — The Navy’s newest ship is designed to battle Iranian attack boats, clear mines from the Strait of Hormuz, chase down Somali pirates and keep watch on China’s warships. The ones built here even look menacing, like Darth Vader on the sea. “It’s going to scare the hell out of folks,” said Representative Jo Bonner, the Alabama Republican who represents Mobile and is one of the ship’s biggest boosters in Congress. Mr. Bonner acknowledged that the ship had needed a “tweak” here and there — his allusion to...
  • Source of note sought in Iraqi-American death case

    04/05/2012 8:54:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 5, 2012 | JULIE WATSON
    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- Police investigating the beating death of an Iraqi-American mother of five sought clues at the troubled family's home to try to identify the source of a note that fueled international speculation the killing was a hate crime, according to sealed documents inadvertently released by court staff. The daughter of 32-year-old victim Shaima Alawadi told reporters after the March 21 attack that she found a note near her mother that told the family to go back where they came from.
  • "Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty" Live Webcast Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Noon EST

    04/05/2012 8:48:05 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/05/2012 | Paul A. Rahe
    Hillsdale College First Principles on First Fridays lecture: “Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty” Funding for this month’s First Principles on First Fridays program has been provided by the Philip M. McKenna Foundation.Paul A. RaheCharles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage, Hillsdale CollegeDownload the Flier.Tuesday, April 10, 201212:00 - 1:00 p.m.Please note that this month’s program will take place on a Tuesday in deference to Good Friday.Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage and is Professor of History at Hillsdale College. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University...
  • "Santorum to 'Reengineer' Campaign"

    04/05/2012 8:46:36 PM PDT · by taraytarah · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4-5-12 | Robert Costa
    Richard Viguerie, a veteran conservative activist and top Santorum supporter, tells National Review Online that Santorum is “reengineering” his presidential campaign. “You can’t repeat the same behavior and expect different results,” he says. “We’ve got to do things different. We’ve got to reengineer the campaign. We’ve got to add things, take things out, and make changes. Everyone recognizes that, from the candidate on down.” Earlier today, Viguerie, along with a group of movement leaders, met with Santorum at an office in northern Virginia. For over an hour, they discussed ways to revive his bid. “We came up with a number...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, 04-06-12, Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord

    04/05/2012 8:44:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 67 replies ^ | 04-06-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 6, 2012   Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord   Reading 1 Is 52:13-53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at him—so marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of man—so shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling before him,like...
  • NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error

    04/05/2012 8:37:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012
    (Reuters) - An internal NBC News probe has determined a "seasoned" producer was to blame for a misleading clip of a 911 call that the network broadcast during its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to two sources at the network. NBC News brass interviewed more than half a dozen staffers during its investigation of the misleadingly edited 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he shot the unarmed Florida teenager, said the sources, one of whom is an executive at the network. The clip aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week. The edit made...
  • Virginia Elementary School Teacher Tells Students “Republicans Are Stupid”…

    04/05/2012 8:36:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 4/5/12 | zip
    We’re so stupid that we find it abhorrent when a teacher pushes liberal propaganda on unsuspecting students. Via Daily Caller: A Virginia elementary school teacher told her students that “Republicans are stupid” and “they don’t care about anyone but wealthy people and businesses.” Kristin Martin said this to her 6th grade class as Republican voters were filing into the halls of Powell Elementary School in Fairfax County to vote on Super Tuesday. “It all started when this disabled kid came in and named all the Republicans candidates for Super Tuesday,” one student told The Daily Caller. “She [Martin] said to...
  • Chupacabra Sighting Raises Concerns at UCR

    04/05/2012 8:35:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Highlander ^ | April 3, 2012 | Kevin Keckeisen, Gordon Huang
    Last Tuesday a UC Riverside student took a photo of what he believed was a Chupacabra roaming the parking lot outside of the Student Recreation Center. The sighting has prompted mixed responses ranging from deep concern to awe. “I had just finished working out when I saw it standing next to my car, sniffing the air,” the student told the Highlander on the condition of anonymity. “At first I thought it was a dog, but when I got closer it didn’t look like any dog I’ve ever seen. I had to get a picture of it.” In the picture the...
  • Britain's Royal Air Force considering purchase of Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle

    04/05/2012 8:34:17 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 32 replies
    Haaretz, Israel ^ | 05.04.12 | Anshel Pfeffer
    Britain's Royal Air Force considering purchase of Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle U.K. looking at the Eitan system, also known as the Heron TP - the largest and most sophisticated drone Israel makes. LONDON - Britain's Royal Air Force has been considering the purchase of unmanned aerial vehicles from Israel. The Eitan, also known as the Heron TP, is the largest and most sophisticated drone Israel makes. It is assembled by Israel Aerospace Industries and began operational service in the Israel Air Force two years ago, in a new squadron at the Tel Nof airbase. The Eitan's wingspan is as wide...