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  • Case Closed...

    09/08/2012 8:47:53 AM PDT · by urabus · 2 replies
    Independent Jopurnal Review ^ | September 7, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    My apologies if this has already been posted... Share with anyone you know who may still be on the fence. see URL
  • Giant American Flag Spotted Laying on the Ground Before Obama University Event

    09/08/2012 8:46:46 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on September 7, 2012 at 4:39am | Benny Johnson
    Full Title: Giant American Flag Spotted Laying on the Ground Before Obama University Event [Update: School Apologizes, Removes Picture, Then Backtracks] Today, President Obama is slated to travel to the University of Iowa to campaign in the crucial battleground state. The Obama campaign’s “advance team” has been making preparations for the president’s appearance since Monday, sources at the university tell TheBlaze. But no one was prepared for the photo that was taken at the Obama speaking location as the Democratic National Convention wrapped up in Charlotte, N.C. The photo is of the preparation for the president’s speech on the quad...
  • School choice movement raises public profile as Chicago strike deadline looms

    09/08/2012 8:45:02 AM PDT · by grundle · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 8, 2012 | Christopher Bedford
    As the clock ticks down to a planned Sept. 10 teachers strike in Chicago, teachers unions and battles over school choice are gaining higher profiles nationally. “Won’t Back Down” – a pro-school choice movie starring Maggie Gyllenhaal — had a screening at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., ruffling feathers with the threat of a wide Hollywood release that could make Chicago the flashpoint for broader education policy fights. And more than 37,000 people have watched “The Machine,” a YouTube video about the impact of teachers unions on public elections, since its launch Wednesday. The video illustrates how money...
  • Few Getting Free State ID Cards (FREE Voter IDs in PA !)

    09/08/2012 8:43:07 AM PDT · by tomkat · 58 replies
    The Daily Item ^ | 08 Sep 2012 | Ashley Wislock
    SUNBURY — Although state officials estimate that thousands of residents of the Central Susquehanna Valley lack valid identification under the new state Voter ID law, fewer than 60 in three Valley counties have been issued secure identification cards, according to state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jan McKnight . . .
  • Hong Kong goes to polls with many fuming over China influence

    09/08/2012 8:41:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 7, 2012 12:54am EDT | James Pomfret and Tan Ee Lyn
    A wave of protests in Hong Kong ahead of elections is posing a major test for the city's new leader as the prospect of voter discontent threatens to shake up the political landscape in retaliation against perceived meddling by Beijing. This time round, Hong Kong's legislature will have a more democratic flavor—it has been expanded from 60 to 70 seats, with just over half of them to be directly elected in Sunday's polls. The results are likely to reflect recent anti-China sentiment, especially over a plan for a school curriculum extolling the achievements of the Chinese Communist Party. …
  • Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Obama 46% Romney 44%

    09/08/2012 8:39:15 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 100 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Saturday September 8, 2012
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows President Obama attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided… The president is enjoying a convention bounce that has been evident in the last two nights of tracking data. He led by two just before the Republican convention, so he has already erased the modest bounce Romney received from his party’s celebration in Tampa. Perhaps more significantly, Democratic interest in the campaign has soared. For the first time, those in...
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter is a spoiled whiny crybaby

    09/08/2012 8:38:59 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 6, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Anne-Marie Slaughter is a spoiled whiny crybaby In the July/August 2012 issue of Atlantic magazine, Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote this article called “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.”The very title of the article smacks of radical leftist feminism – an ideology which see victimhood everywhere. In the real world, regardless of one’s gender, it is not possible for a person to “have it all.” And yet, because Slaughter does not “have it all,” she assumes that she is a victim of sexism and gender discrimination. One of her self-centered complaints is that“… day care is either...
  • Skid Row Workaround Expected to Impact Downtown Cleanup Order (Homeless Get Storage Spaces)

    09/08/2012 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 4 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | September 7, 2012 | Patrick Healy
    How LA deals with its homeless continues to evolve, and recognition of their property rights has compelled the city to modify its approach to cleaning and clearing the Skid Row sidewalks, a place many people reside and keep their belongings. "You get tired of carrying it around," said Ken Owens, 64, who finds himself homeless waiting for his pension to kick in after his next birthday. Last year, homeless advocates received a federal court order enforcing property rights, forbidding city cleanup crews from simply throwing away unattended items such as clothing or toiletries or ID. For want of a workaround,...
  • With Cash And Coverage, Comcast/MSNBC Dive To Bottom Of Dem Tank

    09/08/2012 8:34:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How deep are MSNBC and its parent company Comcast in the tank for the Democrats? So deep that even the New York Times [!] has headlined an article "Welcome to the MSNBC, Er, Democratic Convention." [H/t Mediaite] The article details how MSNBC personalities were treated like rock stars by adoring Dems. Even more telling is this: "Four years ago, there was open anxiety inside MSNBC over having the unabashedly partisan Keith Olbermann anchor convention coverage. But the era of liberal hand-wringing appears to have passed." Translation: in the tank and proud. Comcast's servicing of the Dems doesn't end with adoring...
  • Lost Law Licenses: Presidents Obama, Clinton, and Nixon

    09/08/2012 8:33:05 AM PDT · by BrianE · 17 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gary North
    In my article on the letter I received from a lawyer who insisted — inaccurately — that Michelle Obama let her license to practice law go inactive when her husband surrendered his license in early 2008, I responded: “Did Romney surrender his license? No. Did either of the Clintons surrender theirs? No. Did Nixon surrender his? No.” http://teapartyeconomist.com/2012/09/07/law-licenses-obama-bill-clinton-and-nixon/
  • Pakistani Girl Accused of Blaspheming Islam Released from Jail

    09/08/2012 8:29:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Voice Of America ^ | September 08, 2012 | VOA News
    Pakistani officials say a mentally-challenged Christian girl accused of blaspheming Islam has been released from jail. Rimsha Masih's release Saturday comes a day after a judge granted her bail, in a case that has drawn international outrage. Rimsha, believed to be 14 years old, spent the last three weeks in jail near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, after neighbors accused her of burning pages from the Quran. … On Friday, Amnesty International said Rimsha is still in serious danger even after a judge ordered her freed. …
  • Kerry Washington Speech • 2012 Democratic National Convention (complete speech)

    09/08/2012 8:28:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 6, 2012 | Uploaded by dabelgrave
    "... Today there are people trying take away rights that our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers fought for: our right to vote, our right to choose, affordable quality education, equal pay, access to health care. We the people can’t let that happen ..." Full transcript
  • Exclusive Audio: In 1994, Obama Criticized Clinton's "Values" Pitch

    09/08/2012 8:27:40 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    http://www.buzzfeed.com ^ | september 5, 2012 | zeke miller
    A previously unheard 1994 lecture by a young Barack Obama offers a new glimpse of his days as a up-and-coming, liberal Illinois politician. The recording, given to BuzzFeed by a Republican source, comes from a lecture on the nature of community values he delivered at Nebraska Wesleyan University on September 9, 1994. Obama told the students in Lincoln, Neb. that "values are dynamic,"and he dismissed appeals from everyone from Bill Clinton to Dan Quayle to "static" or "Ozzie and Harriet" values. Obama suggested those values — "The wife is at home, she’s not working, Dad’s got his 9 to 5,...
  • Obama To Soldiers Overseas: No Voting For You!

    09/08/2012 8:27:21 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 8, 2012
    Military: The administration thanks the troops for their service by failing to comply with a law requiring that it help soldiers deployed overseas cast ballots in their home states. The administration has taken various states to court to block voter ID laws on the grounds it will disenfranchise voters. But it has no qualms about the disenfranchisement of military voters overseas through its failure to comply with and enforce the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama. The law acknowledges the difficulties caused by time and distance...
  • HHS pilot program to send 2 million poor seniors from Medicare into … voucher programs

    09/08/2012 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Justaham · 6 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/8/12 | Ed Morrissey
    I know that every campaign promise Barack Obama makes has an expiration date … but this is ridiculous. The confetti is barely off the floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina after Obama’s acceptance speech, and already we find out that he’s flip-flopped. Remember this part of the speech, in which he attacks the Paul Ryan plan to apply free-market reform and cost controls to Medicare?
  • A Nation of Sandra Flukes [Mark Steyn]

    09/08/2012 8:22:51 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/8/2012 | Mark Steyn
    According to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, invited to address the Democratic convention and the nation, America faces a stark choice this November. “During this campaign, we’ve heard about two profoundly different futures that could await women in this country — and how one of those futures looks like an offensive, obsolete relic of our past,” she cautioned. “That future could become real.” In one of those futures, women will be “shut out and silenced,” rape victims will be “victimized all over again,” pregnant women will “die preventable deaths in our emergency rooms,” and “access to birth control is controlled...
  • N.J. Jury Rules Black Supervisors Discriminated Against White Corrections Officers

    09/08/2012 8:22:47 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 10 replies
    CBA ^ | 9/6/2012 | CBS
    RENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey discrimination suit has been settled with two white corrections officers winning against the state’s Department of Corrections. The outcome of the lawsuit is seen as a big win for corrections officers Joe Milutin and Bob Healey. Both were awarded more than $3 million in damages. “I’m happy. I was vindicated and that’s all that matters,” Healey said. Milutin, meanwhile, told CBS 2′s John Slattery on Thursday that he felt “relieved.” The two men had charged that over several years, they were harassed by black corrections supervisors, who allowed black inmates to abuse them...
  • U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms

    09/08/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT · by Harley · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | Chris Cuomo
    U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms Cities hire Chinese instead of American workers for building projects. (WATCH VIDEO)
  • Did He or Didn’t He?

    09/08/2012 8:06:57 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | September 8th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Mark Owen’s book “No Easy Day” was released this week with much controversy. It details the actual events that led to the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. The truth didn’t come close to the narrative released by the White House. The book is less than flattering of the Obama Administration. After the book was published and released to the public the Pentagon declared that the book contained classified information and the Chief of Naval Special Warfare Command declared the book provided insight to secret military operations. Nondisclosure Agreement When working in Special and Black Operations,...
  • Obama's Four Years Of Failure On Jobs Must End

    09/08/2012 8:04:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Sept 7, 2012 | IBD Editorial
    Jobs: A top White House economics spokesman cautions against reading too much into a single month of employment data - and we concur: One month isn't enough. So how about 44 months instead? Unemployment has been above 8% for 43 straight months - a record. The only reason the jobless rate fell in August was 368,000 people left the labor force, pushing labor force participation down to a 31-year low of 63.5%. Some 23 million people either don't have jobs, are looking for full-time work or are underemployed. By the way, the Congressional Budget Office says that "under current law"...