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  • How Much of Obama's $181 Million September Haul Was Illegal?

    10/08/2012 4:54:08 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    The Obama campaign released news on Saturday morning of a holiday weekend, that it had raised a massive $181 million in September. It's a staggering sum heading into the final month of campaigning. It almost equals his fundraising for July and August combined. But details about Obama's fundraising windfall and a new report this morning from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) raise troubling questions. Specifically, how much of this fundraising was illegal? GAI found that Obama's donation page doesn't use any industry-standanard card security measures. ...It isn't an oversight but a conscious decision to not use CVV security. In fact,...
  • Obama camp knocks Romney’s ‘chest-pounding’ foreign policy

    10/08/2012 4:45:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    KEENE, Calif.—President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the White House defended his handling of world affairs from a scathing attack by Republican challenger Mitt Romney, arguing that the former Massachusetts governor is fond of "chest-pounding" and "saber-rattling." "This is somebody who leads with chest-pounding rhetoric," campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One. "He's surrounded himself with a number of people who were advisers to past President Bush, people who have used saber-rattling rhetoric when it comes to Syria and Iran," she said. "And that's something that we think the American people should take a look at." But...
  • U.S. Rep. Paul Broun: Evolution a lie 'from the pit of hell'

    10/08/2012 4:44:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 115 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/7/2012 | Matt Pearce
    Evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are major underpinnings of mainstream science. And Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun, a physician who sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, says they are “lies straight from the pit of hell.” Broun, who is unopposed for reelection in November, made the comments in a videotaped Sept. 27 speech at a sportsman's banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Ga., according to the Associated Press. Here are his remarks: “God’s word is true. I’ve come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all...
  • MUST WATCH: Surprise Military Family Welcome Home at South Carolina Football Game

    10/08/2012 4:43:34 PM PDT · by profit_guy
    Every soldier should receive this kind of welcome home.
  • Romney’s trouncing of Obama in debate sets Gallup record: 52 points

    10/08/2012 4:40:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 8, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    The flood of excuses for why the president performed as abysmally as he did in the first presidential debate last Wednesday has risen up to the firmament … of higher education. In The New Yorker’s now-infamous cover story—the illustration for which shows the debate stage with an empty chair at Obama’s lectern—editor David Remnick samples the opinions of “Obama’s old friends” from academe (h/t James Taranto). Included are Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe and another teacher, Christopher Edley. Tribe explains Romney’s rout of Obama by insisting that the president’s “instincts and talents have never included going for an opponent’s jugular....
  • Obama Doesn't Always Call Romney A Liar... (pic)

    10/08/2012 4:39:12 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-8-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • EPIC MIRA poll (Detroit Free Press) Obama 48 Romney 45

    10/08/2012 4:30:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    New EPIC MIRA poll (Detroit Free Press) has Obama 48 - Romney 45 for Michigan.
  • In Search of Answers From Mr. Romney

    10/08/2012 4:29:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 8, 2012 | Editorial
    Mitt Romney mounted a big foreign policy display on a flag-draped stage at the Virginia Military Institute on Monday, serving up a lot of tough-sounding sound bites and hawkish bumper stickers, some of them even bumping up somewhere close to the truth, to give the appearance that he would be stronger and more forceful on international affairs than President Obama. He seems to consider himself, ludicrously, a leader similar to the likes of Harry Truman and George Marshall, and, at one point, he obliquely questioned Mr. Obama’s patriotism. The hope seems to be that big propaganda, said loudly and often,...
  • Obama Up At Bat What Happens?

    The Outlook wasn't brilliant for Leftyville that day: The health care plan was muddled, with but one press conference more to play. And then when the job approval numbers died, and personal popularity did the same, A sickly silence fell upon the progressives in the game. (VIDEO)
  • Israelis Deploy Patriot Missiles After 'Hezbollah' Drone Enters Airspace

    10/08/2012 4:24:37 PM PDT · by Jean S · 21 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 10/ 8/12 | RANDY KREIDER
    Israeli officials have deployed a Patriot surface-to-air anti-missile battery to northern Israel Monday, in an apparent response to the appearance of a mysterious drone in Israeli airspace over the weekend. On Saturday, an Israel Air Force jet shot down an unmanned aerial drone over the Negev desert in southern Israel. Israeli officials said they believed the craft had originated in Lebanon and was controlled by the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah. According to the Israel Defense Force, the drone entered Israel from Mediterranean, flying over the Gaza Strip and then over the Negev. It was shot down south of the West...
  • Counting on Coal Country

    10/08/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 8, 2012 | ROBERT STACY MCCAIN
    Romney fights for jobs -- and votes -- in an industry at war with Obama’s EPA. Nearly four thousand people turned out Friday in Abingdon, Virginia, to hear Mitt Romney declare his support for the coal industry, which has been besieged for more than three years by President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency... --snip-- For a Democratic president so closely allied with the labor movement, Obama's abandonment of the mine workers is stunning, considering that the head of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, began his career with the UMW. Even as the EPA's regulatory squeeze of power plants has had the effect...
  • Let This Be A Warning America: When the Riots Start the Government’s Response Will Be Brutal *Video*

    10/08/2012 4:22:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 48 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/8/12 | Mac Slavo
    Last week, when hundreds of thousands of people in Madrid, Barcelona and throughout Spain protested, rioted, rebelled and called for the forced resignation of every one of their parliamentary representatives and the formation of a new government, the silence from global mainstream media was deafening. With jobless rates for those between the ages of 20 and 35 exceeding 50%, further social spending measures promised by the government, and tens of billions in handouts being transferred to large financial institutions in the broader Euro Zone, those impoverished by the economic collapse of the last four years would not be silenced. They...
  • Post-debate polling shows substantial Romney bounce

    10/08/2012 4:22:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2012 | By Paul West
    Mitt Romney’s commanding performance on the debate stage last week has generated a significant bounce for his presidential candidacy, according to national polls released Monday. The Republican nominee opened up a 4-point lead over President Obama, 49% to 45% among likely voters, in the latest national opinion survey by the independent Pew Research Center. In mid-September, Obama led by 8 points, 51% to 43%. Post-debate interviews with 1,201 voters found that the debate had lifted Romney’s standing among a wide range of voter groups. His overall personal image improved, with the percentage of voters holding a favorable opinion of the...
  • Science Over Politics: Nobel For Adult Stem Cell Work

    10/08/2012 4:20:46 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 8, 2012
    Bioethics: British and Japanese researchers have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for showing how to create embryonic stem cells without using human embryos in a genuinely promising line of research. For decades now, embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) has been trumpeted as the most promising avenue of research, and those who had moral qualms about using human embryos were dismissed as Bible-thumping troglodytes who stood in the way of making the lame walk. ESCR supporters said their way led to finding "imminent" miracle cures to tragic and sometimes deadly conditions and diseases. They dismissed suggestions of a more promising...
  • Romney Foreign Policy Zingers - What do you want to come up?

    10/08/2012 4:20:13 PM PDT · by dila813 · 29 replies
    Today | Freepers
    My Vote is for when Obama begged Iran to return one of our drones.
  • Obama camp: We raised more than Romney after debate

    10/08/2012 4:15:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/8/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Monday that the campaign took in more than Mitt Romney did in the 48 hours following last week's debate. The Romney campaign reported raising $12 million during the period. Psaki wouldn't say exactly how much Obama's campaign raised.
  • Oakland anti-war protesters wreak havoc

    10/08/2012 4:14:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 8, 2012 | Henry K. Lee
    OAKLAND -- Anti-war protesters smashed storefronts, shattered car windows and threw paint during a march through downtown Oakland, targeting banks, City Hall and other buildings, police said Monday. No one was arrested during the Sunday night protest, which coincided with the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan. About 200 people gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside Oakland City Hall about 6 p.m. The crowd then left the plaza and took a circuitous route down Franklin and 20th streets and Telegraph Avenue before returning to the plaza.
  • Global economic recovery weakening , says IMF

    10/08/2012 4:13:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/8/2012
    The global economic recovery is weakening as government policies have failed to restore confidence, the International Monetary Fund has said. It added that the risk of further deterioration in the economic outlook was "considerable" and had increased. The IMF downgraded its estimate for global growth in 2013 to 3.6% from the 3.9% it forecast in July. One of the biggest downgrades was to the UK economy, which the IMF expects to shrink by 0.4% this year. This compares its forecast of 0.2% growth in July. Next year, the UK economy should grow by 1.1%, the IMF said, down from its...
  • “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…”

    10/08/2012 4:11:00 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-12 | Wordsmith
    "In fourteen hundred ninety-two/ Columbus sailed the ocean blue. "He had three ships and left from Spain/ He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain." -- Source Unknown I'm old enough to remember a time when Christopher Columbus Day was a national holiday that was widely celebrated rather than shamefully downplayed and derided. Columbus has become the symbolic white devil harbinger of all that is evil about America's founding: genocide and manifest destiny imperialism; slavery and racism; annihilation and exploitation of peaceful, "noble savages" living in harmony with the environment. President Obama seems to echo the sentiments of multiculturalist leftists...
  • Archbp. Nienstedt and the Marriage Amendment in Minnesota

    10/08/2012 4:10:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | 10/8/2012 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Minnesota is ground zero right now for defense of true marriage.The Church and right thinking people (in the matter of marriage) have a steep hill to ascend.  The mainstream media is in control of the “topics” (a technical term from rhetoric), the matters we discuss and how and when we discuss them.  The MSM effectively controls the conversation and even the popular imagination in regard to homosexual behavior.  The MSM promotes homosexuality as if it were normal.  The Church can barely get a toe hold on the edge of the hill in this matter.I read a story HERE that, on...