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  • Faux Federalism and the Supreme Court

    10/08/2012 6:54:23 AM PDT · by american_steve · 14 replies
    PRLOG ^ | October 6, 2012 | David B. Rivkin, Jr
    Attorney David Rivkin to deliver Constitution Day address at Penn State
  • Obama’s Plan for Ohio : Making suburban taxpayers prop up failing Democratic cities

    10/08/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Suburbanites of Ohio, listen up. As swing voters in the ultimate swing state, you will have an outsized impact on this election. President Obama has pledged to govern in the interests of middle-class voters like you. With so much resting on your shoulders, that is a promise you should scrutinize with care. What exactly are Obama’s plans for Ohio’s suburban communities? The answer may shock you. President Obama aims to help Ohio’s Democrats bail out your state’s struggling cities by forcibly transferring suburban tax money to urban treasuries. It’s a bold plan to redistribute the wealth of Ohio’s suburbs. It...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, October 8, 2012-- empyreal

    10/08/2012 6:53:45 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 52 replies
    10/8/12 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 10/8/12 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". empyreal; adj 1. of or relating to the empyrean : celestial 2 : sublime Synonyms: elysian, celestial, empyrean, ethereal, heavenly, supernal Antonyms: chthonic (also chthonian), hellish, infernal, plutonian, sulfurous, Tartarean Etymology: Late Latin empyrius, empyreus, from Late Greek empyrios, from Greek em- 2en- + pyr fire First Known Use: 15th century Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence...
  • Lost Bet on Unemployment

    10/08/2012 6:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    >On Friday, I lost a bet made in March of 2010 regarding unemployment. I bet that the unemployment rate would not dip below 8% before June 2015. I crunched numbers many ways and simply decided there is no way the economy could possibly grow enough jobs. It didn't and still won't. I posted this chart at the time. At the height of the housing bubble, the economy only added 212,000 jobs a month. I figured we would not come close to that, yet even if we did, that still would not be enough. A miscalculation got into my way, otherwise known...
  • Parsing the Plethora of Polls: Even Axelrod agrees that there are too many suspect polls.

    10/08/2012 6:51:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2012 | John Fund
    The political obituaries for the Republican nominee were rolling in prior to the first big debate. William Saletan of Slate: “He is toast.” Lawrence O’ Donnell of MSNBC: “It’s over.” Eric Alterman of The Nation: “Barring extraterrestrial intervention, the election’s over and [Democrats] won it.” The problem for Democrats is that all those baseless predictions were made in September 2000, when pundits were predicting that George W. Bush was a sure loser. Gallup’s polls in mid-September had Al Gore beating Bush by four to six points. Another poll released in mid-September by Newsweek showed Gore leading Bush by 14 points...
  • Scandal: 'Obama Campaign is Clearly Soliciting Donations From Foreign Nationals'

    10/08/2012 6:50:20 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 15 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 10/08/2012
    Over the last few days, the internet has been abuzz with the possibility that the Obama campaign was about to be nailed with a major foreign donor scandal, with some even speculating that the President was so distracted by the pending story, that it contributed to his horrible debate performance. Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner wrote: President Obama's reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowledgeable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story. The campaign tried desperately to block...
  • Battleground Poll: Romney Up 16 with Independents, Up 13 In Enthusiasm

    10/08/2012 6:49:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/08/2012 | John Nolte
    In 2008, President Barack Obama won the independent vote over John McCain by a margin of eight points, 52-44. This morning, a new Battleground Poll has Mitt Romney massacring Obama among indies by a whopping 16 points, 51-35. That's a 24-point swing among independents since 2008, a group that makes up anywhere from a quarter to a third of voters, and yet Battleground still has Obama in the lead 49-48…? But if I'm skeptical of those bottom-line numbers, our journalist overlords who have chosen to palace guard instead of question will declare me a "truther." The Battleground Poll also shows...
  • BIG NEWS: Republican Josh Mandel Tied Up in Ohio Senate Race

    10/08/2012 6:48:31 AM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 7, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    This is big news…Republican Josh Mandel is now tied up in Ohio with liberal Senator Sherrod Brown according to the latest senate race. Rasmussen reported: The U.S. Senate race in Ohio is now a tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters finds incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and his Republican challenger Josh Mandel each earning 46% support. Two percent (2%) like another candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Ohio now shifts back from Safe Democrat to a Toss-up in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. With the...
  • 10 Countries Sitting On Gigantic Piles Of Gold

    10/08/2012 6:47:47 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-8-2012 | Mamta Badkar
    10 Countries Sitting On Gigantic Piles Of Gold Mamta BadkarOct. 8, 2012, 6:44 AMAP Images Gold prices have been supported by central bank gold purchases. According to the World Gold Council (WGC), global central banks bought 157.5 tonnes of gold in the second quarter, up 63 percent quarter-over-quarter and up 137.9 percent year-over-year. In fact, there is a school of thought that suggests euro zone members use gold as collateral for sovereign debt issuance to keep bond yields. We put together a list of the countries with the biggest official gold holdings as reported by the WGC last week. We...
  • The Real Unemployment Rate (What would the rate be if people who want a job entered the workforce?)

    10/08/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 10/08/2012 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    The latest jobs report is out, showing the economy added 114,000 jobs, beating estimates of 113,000. The unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, the Department of Labor reported, due to the addition of 873,000 people who self-identified as employed. That rate was a sharp drop from the 8.1% a month earlier. Those jobs were mostly part-time in nature. Also, the 7.8% jobless rate understates the problem of the underemployed. What would the unemployment rate be if all the people who want a job suddenly re-entered the workforce? Answer: 11.63%. For the math, see below. If the labor force participation rate had...
  • After the election when he has more flexibility (Vanity)

    10/08/2012 6:45:39 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 6 replies
    Since Barry has telegraphed to all of our enemies that he will have more flexibility after the election, it occurred to me that this means win OR lose. If he can't steal the election, what might he do in that two months between election and new president, that he has promised our enemies?
  • Fed Chairman Admits His Economic Model Is Japanese Economic Stagnation

    10/08/2012 6:43:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 October 2012 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in an October 1 speech that his U.S. central bank would copy Japanese economic policy to get the U.S. economy moving, despite the fact that the Japanese economy hasn't seen significant economic growth since the 1980s. In that speech before the Economic Club of Indiana, Bernanke said he would keep suppressing interest rates in the United States over the long-term and purchasing long-term debt instruments, just as Japan has done. Bernanke, referring to suppression of U.S. interest rates in the domestic economy since the “great recession” began, noted: Once at zero, the short-term interest...
  • Battleground Tracking Poll: Dems less enthusiastic

    10/08/2012 6:43:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/8/2012
    ORLANDO, Fla. — President Barack Obama has a worsening enthusiasm problem.A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of likely voters shows Obama ahead of Mitt Romney 49 percent to 48 percent nationally, a statistical tie and a percentage point closer than a week ago.The head-to-head numbers have held remarkably steady through the past three weeks, but there’s been a notable shift of intensity from the Democrats to the Republicans since the party conventions over a month ago. Most of the poll’s calls were made before Romney’s strong performance at the first presidential debate in Denver.Only 73 percent who support...
  • Corruption: Exposing Barack Obama’s Illegal Foreign Campaign Money Loophole

    10/08/2012 6:41:37 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 08, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    OFA isn’t run by amateurs and has a highly sophisticated online presence. OFA is known as the “gold standard” in online technology with a Facebook co-founder, veteran YouTube videographer and an award-winning CNN producer keeping everything running smoothly. Not to mention, the campaign obviously sees the benefits in using a CVV code to prevent fraud. After all, OFA uses a CVV security code for merchandise purchases. To purchase a sweatshirt or other item in the OFA store, a CVV code must be entered at check out, but the donation page does not require a credit card security code to be...
  • Social Security: A Green Swindle of Another Type

    10/08/2012 6:39:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Craig Steiner
    Social Security is structurally sound. It's going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill. But the basic structure is sound." So said Obama in his first presidential debate with Mitt Romney before moving on to another topic that he was more interested in discussing.But the reality is that Social Security--the federal government's largest program--is not sound. And the "tweaks" Obama spoke of (from the Reagan-O'Neill years) include raising the retirement age, increasing social security taxes, and delaying cost of living adjustments. And those "tweaks" in 1983 weren't the only changes...
  • Rasmussen Daily Tracking: MON 10/08: R:48% O:48% Obama -11%

    10/08/2012 6:38:40 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/08/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Monday, October 08, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney and President Obama each attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. While there have been modest swings in recent months that have favored one candidate over the other, the overall picture is of a race that is both stable and very close. Over the past 100 days of tracking, Romney and Obama have been within two points of each other 72 times. Additionally, on 89 of those 100 days, the candidates...
  • Travellers fake disabilities to skip airport queues

    10/08/2012 6:32:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/8/2012
    An increasing number of air travellers are faking disabilities to skip queues at security, check-in and departure gates, according to airport and airline staff. Passengers with reduced mobility (PRM) are entitled to free assistance, and are permitted to cut queues at the airport. Support can be requested at the time of booking, or during check-in, but passengers are not required to present proof of disability, prompting unscrupulous able-bodied travellers to exploit the policy. The practice is becoming so common that airline staff have coined the phrase “miracle flights” to describe how some travellers require a wheelchair to board the aircraft,...
  • Obama national spokeswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is under 45% with 16 % “undecided”

    10/08/2012 6:31:15 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | Emma Karlin, staff writer
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ (DWS) reelection campaign may be sagging under the weight of Barack Obama’s slide in popularity among American Jews. The most recent poll data from Florida’s 23rd Congressional District shows DWS is leading Republican Karen Harrington by 4.5% which is just inside the margin of error. A Gravis Marketing poll conducted on October 1 and 2 (before Wednesday night’s debate) found DWS receiving 44.2% to Harrington’s 39.7% with a very significant 16.1% of potential voters calling themselves “undecided.” Being under 45% with a month to go is a precipitous drop in support for DWS who beat Harrington 60/39...
  • Black Middle Class Economically Vulnerable

    10/08/2012 6:27:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/ ^ | October 7, 2012 | Dawn Turner Trice
    Generations of Valerie Magee's family, from her grandparents to her children, have deepened their roots in the black middle class, finding a pathway to prosperity through college education and the support of family members.
  • Obama didn't join Wright's church to follow Jesus

    10/08/2012 6:26:45 AM PDT · by wesagain · 29 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Oct 8, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Barack Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago purely for political reasons, according to long-term member of the congregation who knew the Obamas. “Obama may say he’s a Christian, but he’s not,” said the member, identified for this story as “Rose.” “Joining Trinity for Obama was a political decision, not a religious one.” Rose pointed out that when Obama came to Chicago after graduating from Columbia University, he was an outsider, albeit with important contacts in Chicago’s African-American power structure. She noted Obama’s mentor in Hawaii was Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party USA member and activist who...