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  • Ohio Obama Rally Features Rap Rendition of Sesame Street Theme Song

    10/09/2012 7:16:34 PM PDT · by Roberts · 18 replies
    Politicker ^ | 10/9/12 | Hunter Walker
    Team Romney has decried Democrats’ repeated mentions of Big Bird since Mitt Romney brought up the beloved muppet while declaring his intention to end the federal subsidy for PBS during last week’s presidential debate, but the Obama campaign shows no sign that they intend to stop invoking Sesame Street any time soon. In fact, at an Obama rally at Ohio State University this afternoon, rapper will.i.am performed a rendition of the theme song of the popular children’s television show to rile up the president’s supporters. According to Politico reporter Reid Epstein, who was on the scene at the Ohio State...
  • Obama’s Islamic Supremacist Human Rights Rep: Meet Salam al-Marayati, 9/11 Truther & Hamas-supporter

    10/09/2012 7:09:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 9, 2012 | Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch
    It would be inconceivable for Barack Obama to appoint a man who had praised the Ku Klux Klan to a commission discussing race relations; what he has actually done, however, is all too predictable. Obama has appointed a man who has praised Hamas and Hizballah, and blamed Israel for 9/11, to be the United States’ representative at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM). The Obama State Department is sending Salam al-Marayati, founder and executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), to the OSCE conference....
  • Another tightening battleground: Pennsylvania

    10/09/2012 7:03:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | October 9, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    Among a slate of battleground state polls showing a tightening race between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama is a survey in Pennsylvania, where Obama, until recently, held a lead over his rival but is now statistically tied with the GOP nominee. The poll, from Siena College, showed Obama with the backing of 43% of likely Pennsylvania voters, compared to 40% who backed Romney. That's within the 4.2% sampling error. Another 12% of likely Pennsylvania voters in the Siena poll remained undecided. The survey was conducted October 1-5, partially before and partially after the first presidential debate between Obama and...
  • Obamacare will stifle healthcare innovation making it a real pain

    10/09/2012 7:00:01 PM PDT · by billflax · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/09/2012 | Bill Flax
    Obamacare sparked criticism for it inducing government dependency, aggravating budget pressures, and even failing to reduce insurance premiums as promised, but the law also increasingly politicizes healthcare innovation. Sown throughout what encompasses thousands of rules, Washington has established itself as the hinge on which healthcare turns. Businesses must please political masters before serving customers. Medical investment will mirror energy, where research and development no longer follows market dynamics. Instead, taxpayers cater to the connected and politically favored. To see why, take the much reviled medical device tax. Under the Affordable Care Act, beginning January 1st, sales of medical devices from...
  • Defense Department Brushes Off Absentee Ballot Issue

    10/09/2012 6:59:20 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 15 replies
    Reports that a majority of the nation's overseas soldiers and sailors won't be able to cast votes in this election because the Department of Defense hasn't made the effort to implement an effective absentee ballot process were brushed off by DOD brass. Secretary Leon Panetta said he “regrets that some of our valiant warriors will be disenfranchised,” but attributed the problem to “the need to set priorities.” “Among the lengthy enumeration of 'things to do' that are on my plate, ensuring that the troops get to vote is pretty far down the list,” Panetta said.
  • Mystery Boom Rattles NJ Community

    10/09/2012 6:58:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    nbc ^ | Friday, Oct 5, 2012 | By Shelley Laurence and Ted Greenberg
    Police in Manchester Township, NJ are investigating a mysterious boom that shook block after block in the Ocean County community Thursday night. Residents say it felt and sounded like an explosion. “It was so loud that my windows were rattling" said Jayne Yereance. "I really thought the house next door blew up. That’s how bad it was.” Residents say there have been similar incidents since the summer. Police are trying to determine if they're connected, but investigators don't yet know where the sounds are coming from or who is responsible. There's been no damage and no one's been hurt, but...
  • In second term, Obama will allow UN to tax Americans

    10/09/2012 6:58:31 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 October 2012 | Dick Morris
    It should come as no surprise that President Obama will raise taxes if he is re-elected. But here’s the shocker: He will invite the United Nations to tax Americans directly. And the proceeds would go directly to the Third World. In this way, Barack Obama will, indeed, realize the dreams of his father. In our new book, "Here Come the Black Helicopters: UN Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom," Eileen and I describe how there is now pending in the U.N. all kinds of plans to tax Americans and redistribute their wealth – not to other Americans – but...
  • Tebow/Jets: An asinine idea from Start & BAD for the NFL

    10/09/2012 6:56:37 PM PDT · by publius321 · 21 replies
    http://youtu.be/DmSMtFK40EA ^ | 10/9/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Rex Ryan's ill conceived whim deprived Tebow & Fans of an important year in his pro career. Rex may well be job hunting next season but he should trade Tebow to a team who will START him and give fans what they want. This is a business and what Ryan has done BAD business... (I feel embarrassed talking about football while western civilization crumbles. All I can say is football is my -only- diversion and sometimes I need an escape.)
  • State Department creates own board to look at Libya security query (fox guarding henhouse!)

    10/09/2012 6:56:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 10/9/2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    The State Department’s top security officer is coming under scrutiny for playing a role in creating a special board that is investigating last month’s fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. One of the State Department’s accountability review board’s key tasks will be to probe why the office of Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary of state for management, rejected requests for more diplomatic security in Libya in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Mr. Kennedy, a career diplomat whose portfolio includes being the top security officer, signed the memo Oct. 1 that set up the review...
  • Are Businesses Quietly Preparing for a Financial Apocalypse?

    10/09/2012 6:56:02 PM PDT · by Snuph · 15 replies
    Casey Research ^ | October 9, 2012 | Dan Steinhart
    US corporations are sitting on more cash than at any point since World War 2. That's without including banks. I'm only talking about nonfinancial corporations – the ones that sell goods and services and make the economy go. Those businesses hold $1.4 trillion. In absolute terms, that's the most ever. In relative terms, it's the most since World War II. As investors, we can infer quite a bit from corporations' inability (or unwillingness) to deploy their cash. For one, it indicates that business have assumed a very defensive stance. Cash, of course, is a buffer against uncertainty - the uncertainty...
  • Squirrel From San Jacinto Mountains Tests Positive For Plague Exposure

    10/09/2012 6:56:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    AP) ^ | October 9, 2012 6:41 PM
    <p>RIVERSIDE (AP) — Authorities say a squirrel at a Southern California campground has tested positive for exposure to fleas infected with the bacteria that can cause plague.</p>
  • Obama in 2008: I Want To Go Through The Federal Budget Line By Line

    10/09/2012 6:50:54 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2008 | YouTube-C-SPAN
    Obama in 2008: I Want To Go Through The Federal Budget Line By Line Another incomplete homework assignment.
  • I live near a swing state... our TV stations cover it. I want to see attack ads.

    10/09/2012 6:41:00 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 15 replies
    vanity | 10/09/12 | winston's julia
    I think Romney needs to be swinging and I'm seeing milquetoast stuff.
  • Words, terminology, phrases, GOP better use... (feel free to add)

    10/09/2012 6:35:16 PM PDT · by Milagros · 25 replies
    * 'Liberal extremists' (See: Obama's strategy)~~ * Democrats' Culture of corruption~~ * Obama - lieslong list here or here or you can use the phrase 'Flip Flop.' See list
  • Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 45% - Romney 45%

    10/09/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 15 replies
    Ipsos/Reuters ^ | 10/9/12 | staff
    Washington, D.C. - Today’s data shows the candidates neck-and-neck, both on 45%. This is a two-point drop for Obama, and no change for Romney. We have also included data again today for candidate attributes, and the picture has changed since this past Saturday (10/6). For the last few weeks, Obama has dominated Romney on these characteristics; now, Romney leads not only on ‘A man of faith’ (29% Obama vs. 44% Romney) but also on ‘Can be effective in Washington (34% Obama vs. 38% Romney). In addition, the two candidates are currently within two points of each other on: Tough enough...
  • The 'Real' Unemployment Rate Is Still Really Lousy [U-6 unemployment rate is 14.7%]

    10/09/2012 6:31:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 9, 2012 | Rick Newman
    If you have doubts about the official jobless rate, there's another rate you can check out instead--the "real" unemployment rate, which measures everybody considered unemployed plus a lot of others who are falling through the cracks.... ... the government's own U-6 measure is even higher, at 14.7 percent. That's the percentage of adult Americans who are unemployed, underemployed, too discouraged to look for work or "marginally attached" to the labor force.
  • Romney Jumps to Lead in Another Poll

    10/09/2012 6:30:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 9, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Whoa. Public Policy Polling sometimes acts like Public Policy Trolling. Tom Jensen’s outfit will publish polls that are not just outliers from other polls, they can be outliers from our realm in the time-space continuum. They had Obama leading Rick Perry in Texas, at the height of Perry’s presidential buzz last year, for instance, and PPP’s polls tend to lean more left than other polls. I bring all of that up, to drop this hammer on you. Mitt Romney has overtaken President Obama in a Public Policy Polling survey released on Tuesday. Romney won 49 percent support from likely voters...
  • New Details of Sept. 11 Consulate Attack in Libya (State Dept. Pre-House hearing info dump)

    10/09/2012 6:30:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 61 replies
    AP via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Bradley Klapper
    Senior State Department officials provided a more detailed picture Tuesday of the consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. A look at how they say the attack took place: Sept. 10-11, 2012 Stevens arrives in Benghazi and holds meetings on and off the consulate grounds on Sept. 10. He spends the night, and for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. holds meetings only inside the compound. It is an enclosed area about 300 yards long by 100 yards wide, with a 9-foot outer wall topped by barbed wire...
  • Top 10 Vulnerable Members

    10/09/2012 6:29:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 43 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 8, 2012 | Lauren W. Whittington
    There are two tiers on this list. There is near universal agreement that the first six Members aren't returning to Congress. Then there are the next four Members, all of whom are currently in Tossup races. Determining who belonged in the second group was tough. There are any number of Members who are about as vulnerable as the ones we listed.
  • Suffolk Polling says they're moving out of FL, NC and VA (they're going to Romney)

    10/09/2012 6:28:48 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 47 replies
    Self | 10/9/12 | Self
    Since my other thread got deleted, I'll repost. On O'Reily tonight Suffolk University pollster said they will no longer be doing any polls in FL, NC or VA since they're clearly going to Romney. Going to poll in states that are still up for grabs. Interesting stuff.