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  • Obama lead down to 2 in Wisconsin

    10/06/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47. There's not much doubt it was Romney's strong debate performance on Wednesday night that's given him this boost. Voters think he won the debate by a 61/25 margin, including a 60/19 margin with independents. 95% of Republicans think Romney won the debate, while only 50% of Democrats claim to think Obama was the winner. Romney's image has seen significant improvement...
  • Is a donor scandal about to rattle the Obama campaign?

    10/06/2012 4:56:03 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    As Katie Pavlich posted on October 5, the Obama campaign is about to get rocked by a fundraising scandal involving “taxes and foreign donors.” Pavlich wrote that since “billionaires like George Soros support him and considering Hollywood is partially controlled by European money, naturally Obama has foreign support. Obama’s economic philosophy is also similar to European style resdistribution of wealth, which is why French President Francois Hollande supports him.” This development comes after Obama raised $181 million dollars for the month of September. As Allapundit noted yesterday, that’s a lot of donors. If there wasn’t anything to hide then why...
  • 1 Dead, 11 Arrested in anti-Terror Sweep in France

    10/06/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Police carried out raids across France on Saturday after DNA on a grenade that exploded last month at a kosher grocery store led them to a suspected jihadist cell of young Frenchmen recently converted to Islam
  • A Fantasy Election, an Imaginary Man

    10/06/2012 4:54:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | 5 October 2012 | Andrew Klavan
    Barack Obama has always been less real than dream—a media dream. Even before his inauguration, Barack Obama was an imaginary man, the creation of his admirers. Think back to the 2008 Time magazine cover depicting him as FDR, the Newsweek cover of the same year on which he was shown casting Lincoln’s shadow, or the $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”—this in 2009, less than a year after he had taken office. It was not that Obama had done nothing to deserve these outsized comparisons and...
  • Catholic Theologian Preaches Revolution to End Church's 'Authoritarian' Rule [Kung]

    10/06/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10/5/12 | Kate Connolly
    Hans Küng urges confrontation from the grassroots to unseat pope and force radical reform at VaticanOne of the world's most prominent Catholic theologians has called for a revolution from below to unseat the pope and force radical reform at the Vatican. Hans Küng is appealing to priests and churchgoers to confront the Catholic hierarchy, which he says is corrupt, lacking credibility and apathetic to the real concerns of the church's members. In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Küng, who had close contact with the pope when the two worked together as young theologians, described the church as an "authoritarian...
  • Pair banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much

    10/06/2012 4:50:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 154 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 2, 2012
    George Dalmon, a former rugby player, and his friend Andy Miles were banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant, Gobi, In Brighton, after the manager branded them "a couple of pigs". The men would each eat five bowls of stir-fry during their regular meals at the Mongolian barbecue, which invites guests to create their own dishes from the buffet.
  • Netanyahu to Ask (Israeli Defense Minister Ehud) Barak for Answers Tonight

    10/06/2012 4:49:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/12
    DM Ehud Barak and PM Benjamin Netanyahu met Saturday night in an attempt to clear the air of the tension that has been brewing for the past few days and for Netanyahu to get a grasp on what exactly happened during Barak's most recent official visit...
  • San Francisco’s Newly Installed Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Calls for Spiritual Renewal

    10/06/2012 4:37:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/5/12 | Joan Frawley Desmond
    During his installation, the new shepherd apologized for his DUI arrest, as protesters and supporters marked the arrival of the state’s leading proponent of Prop. 8.SAN FRANCISCO — Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was installed Oct. 4 as the ninth archbishop of San Francisco during a solemn and subdued ceremony that drew more than 40 episcopal leaders and 250 local clergy. Outside the cathedral, a small group of protesters known as the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” — men dressed as women religious — marked the occasion with media interviews attacking the new archbishop’s strong public opposition to same-sex “marriage,” while a much...
  • Ketamine for Depression: The Most Important Advance in Field in 50 Years?

    10/06/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT · by Renfield · 67 replies
    Time Healthland ^ | 10-05-2012 | Maia Szalavitz
    In any given year, 7% of adults suffer from major depression, and at least 1 in 10 youth will reckon with the disorder at some point during their teenage years. But about 20% of these cases will not respond to current treatments; for those that do, relief may take weeks to months to come. There is one treatment, however, that works much faster: the anesthetic and “club drug” ketamine. It takes effect within hours. A single dose of ketamine produces relief of depression that has been shown in studies to last for up to 10 days; it also appears to...
  • Cutter: Okay Fine, We've Been Lying About Romney's Tax Plan

    10/06/2012 4:36:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Guy Benson
    One of the strongest elements of Mitt Romney's spectacular debate performance was his decisive rejoinder to the president's oft-repeated allegation that the Republican plans to raise taxes on middle class families.  Obama said Romney has designs on an unpaid-for $5 trillion tax cut that would eventually necessitate higher tax bills for average Americans.  Romney flatly rejected the claim by calling it false, then explained what he actually has in mind.  But the president returned to the "$5 trillion" well on several subsequent occasions, prompting more rebuttals from his challenger.  FactCheck.org and CNN reviewed Obama's accusation, and found it wanting.  "Not...
  • O'Donnell: 'The lady' for CBS mornings

    10/06/2012 4:27:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 37 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct 3 2012 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Norah O'Donnell understood the cultural differences that led Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to shake her hand before their "CBS This Morning" interview last week, and to request that she not cross her legs.
  • Scott Baio's SEE DAD RUN Set for Nick at Nite Premiere Tonight, 10/6

    10/06/2012 4:18:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Talk Tv World ^ | October 6, 2012
    Nick at Nite will premiere its first-ever original live-action family comedy executive produced by and starring Scott Baio, See Dad Run tonight, Oct. 6, it was announced by Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon Group. A multi-camera scripted half-hour, the series follows David Hobbs (Baio) an actor who, after ten years of starring as America's favorite TV dad, becomes a stay-at-home father to honor the deal he made with his soap star wife (Alanna Ubach, Meet the Fockers) so that she may return to the limelight. Mark Curry (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper) also joins the series as David's...
  • Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss

    10/06/2012 4:16:14 PM PDT · by tapatio · 131 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Alexander Marlow
    The Obama campaign has been reeling since losing the first Presidential debate of this election cycle in front of 67 million viewers. They've tried--and thus far failed--to craft a narrative to explain away the debacle in Denver. Previously, we reported to you that Obama Senior Advisor David Plouffe, who ran the President's successful 2008 campaign, (falsely) accused Mitt Romney of lying. In a rare comedic moment from the typically robotic former Vice President Al Gore, he suggested on Current TV that the Mile High City's altitude was the reason Obama was low on energy and enthusiasm. Neither of those caught...
  • Image of the Day: The Empty Podium

    10/06/2012 4:13:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Guy Benson
    The New Yorker goes Eastwood:   Back to you, Dirty Harry:  Full Clint Eastwood speech 2012 Republican National Convention RNC Mitt RomneyAs I mentioned last night, some liberals are pretty angry that Obama wasn't allowed to drag TOTUS onto the debate stage on Wednesday:   This is what Republicans are up against. UPDATE - Rasmussen's Saturday tracker shows a four-point bounce for Romney, who now leads 49-47 among likely voters nationwide.  The better news?  Only 2/3 of that rolling poll was taken after the debate, so he has room to expand his advantage.
  • Catholic activists unleash attack on Obama

    10/06/2012 4:07:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 5, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Conservative Catholic activists, facing polls that show President Obama gaining among the famously politically split church community, are striking back at the White House with more than 1 million voter guides that fail the president on seven key religious liberty issues. Angered by Obama's demand that religious facilities provide health insurance that includes abortion services despite their pro-life principles, the new voter guide grades the president with an "F," and Mitt Romney with an "A."The new Catholic Association(PDF) voter guide does not include abortion, good for Romney who has shifted over time to be pro-life. The focus instead is on...
  • Even If Obama Did Cook The Jobs Numbers, They Still Stink

    10/06/2012 4:04:59 PM PDT · by TwelveOfTwenty · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | Posted 10/05/2012 07:23 PM ET | Not stated
    What's more, the drop in the official unemployment rate, if those numbers are to be believed, was driven largely by a big upturn in part-time jobs. Workers who can't find full-time work, or forced to take huge pay cuts to land work, are not signs of forward momentum. And that's why the BLS' broader, but little noticed,measure of the unemployed — which includes discouraged workers and those working part time because they can't find full-time jobs — remained unchanged in September at a gut-wrenching 14.7%.
  • $90 Million Price Tag to Prop Up Iraqi Education Bureaucrats

    10/06/2012 4:01:38 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 15 replies
    U,S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A $90 million contract to build up the Iraqi national education bureaucracy has been awarded to the Washington, D.C.-based firm Creative Associates International, which likewise will be tasked with the standardization of teacher training systems across that nation. As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported earlier this year (April 16, 2012), the U.S. Agency for International Development launched the Arabic-themed USAID/Ajyal (“generations”) initiative to bring about “systems improvements to deliver quality instruction and safe learning environments.” The program will pay special attention to “expanding educational opportunities for girls, and other vulnerable populations and minorities so that they might enjoy higher...
  • Painting by slumbers: Robot draws your sleep patterns as you toss and turn

    10/06/2012 4:00:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05:41 EST, 2 October 2012 | Eddie Wrenn
    If you stay at an Ibis hotel soon, you might need to share your room - and with an insomniac artist who works through the night, no less. Still, your companion is a silent robot, and he is working to provide you with a personal work of art like no other. For the Ibis Hotel has employed the robot to watch you while you sleep - hold on, it is not as sinister as it sounds - and paint you an image showing how you toss and turn during your slumber. .... The hotel chain created special mattresses which are...
  • President Obama - Ladies Man, Adored By Single Young Females

    10/06/2012 3:46:58 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 77 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/06/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Is it the way he jogs up to the Presidential podium, as his  fists bounce together  in perfect timing? Is it his slim figure decked out in high-end designer, Hart Schaffner Marx (Yes, Marx, no kidding) suits that gets the attention of  contraceptive hungry young ladies? Maybe, its Obama's hanging with the in crowd like the Limp Pimp, Jay Z/Beyonce, or George Clooney. Why does one of the Judd girls (Naomi?) fawn over him? Eva Longoria loves him, according to a recent commercial,  and she, if anyone, knows a good man, or should I say she has known a number of...
  • Obama Does The Monster Mash While Romney Brought The Light.

    10/06/2012 3:35:49 PM PDT · by Armaggedon · 5 replies
    Obama, Serves the unholy trinity of hate lies and death filtered through his teleprompter. Romney just spoke his truth and we saw love, truth and life. The Obama camp spent hundreds of millions of dollars doing the monster mash on Romney. Obama even has people on this site singing that same tune. Give Romney a break, he has spirit and grit. Obama is a spirit void prince of liars. All that Obama hate filled propaganda withered in the light of simple truths that set us free. Obama is a fraud, and emperor Obama has no cloths. However, the self centered...