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  • June 12, 2008 - Obama promotes middle-class tax cut

    10/15/2011 3:42:43 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 12, 2008 | Foon Rhee
    Barack Obama will highlight his middle-class tax cuts during an event today in Wisconsin, a potential battleground state in November. Obama is talking to Ryan and Jenny Micke of Appleton. With two kids, Ryan is a unit director with the Boys and Girls Club at the local middle school and Jenny works as an educational assistant at a nearby preschool. With a combined income of less than $40,000 year and $120,000 left on their mortgage, they live paycheck to paycheck and work hard to make ends meet, the Obama campaign said. The presumptive Democratic nominee will go in armed with...
  • Ex-Indiana governor(Kernan): That's not my signature on Obama petition

    10/12/2011 11:07:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10-12-11 | AP
    Former Gov. Joe Kernan says a signature on a petition to place Barack Obama's name on Indiana's 2008 primary ballot isn't his, putting him among dozens of dubious signatures found in a newspaper's investigation. Kernan, a Democrat who campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primary, told the South Bend Tribune that he didn't sign the Obama document. "No, not at all," the former South Bend mayor said when asked whether the signature next to his name on the Obama petition looked like his own. "Nor does the printing look like mine." The Tribune reported Wednesday that it has talked...
  • Oh It's Not 2008 Eh?

    10/04/2011 7:31:48 AM PDT · by rokkitapps · 5 replies
    market-ticker.org ^ | 10-4-2011 | Karl Denninger
    Oh It's Not 2008 Eh? That's what all the crooners want you to believe. Today is 10/4. Yesterday the S&P closed at 1099. It also closed at 1099 on that same day in 2008. Over the next month and a half it would fall to 750, rally for a couple of months to about 900, and then collapsed to 666. Are we about to have a repeat - or a rhyme? Good question. This much is not in question - we were down massively yesterday, and today Europe's DAX, as I write this, is off a further 34%. (ed: oops...
  • Settlement reached with journalists arrested during 2008 Republican National Convention

    10/04/2011 5:44:26 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-4-11 | brady gervais
    The cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as other defendants, have settled with "Democracy Now!" journalists who sued over their arrests while they were covering the 2008 Republican National Convention. As part of the settlement, the cities and the U.S. Secret Service will pay a total of $100,000, said Anjana Samant, a Center for Constitutional Rights attorney who represented journalists Amy Goodman, Nicole Salazar and Sharif Abdel Kouddous. The settlement was reached Thursday night and recorded Friday in U.S. District Court, Samant said. The cities agreed to pay a combined $90,000; the federal government agreed to pay $10,000.
  • Witness of Kosovar war crimes found dead in Germany

    09/28/2011 8:29:52 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 28 Sep 11 19:30 CET
    A key witness in a war crimes case against a senior Kosovo figure has been found dead in Germany, the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX) said Wednesday. "EULEX confirms that Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the Klecka case, was found dead in a park in Germany," the mission's statement said. It added that the "German authorities are conducting the necessary investigation to determine the circumstances of his death." According to local media reports, Zogaj had agreed to testify in the case of Fatmir Limaj, one of the most prominent commanders of the ethnic Albanian guerrillas...
  • As Europe Closes, Top German Bank Chief Warns: Banking Situation Is "More Dramatic" Than In 2008

    09/05/2011 9:09:52 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-5-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    As Europe Closes, Top German Bank Chief Warns: Banking Situation Is "More Dramatic" Than In 2008 Joe Weisenthal Sep. 5, 2011, 11:56 AMRight at 11:30 AM (ET) when Europe closed, an ominous headline came out. RTRS-GERMAN DEVELOPMENT BANK KFW CHIEF SCHROEDER- SITUATION OF BANKING INDUSTRY IS "MUCH MORE DRAMATIC THAN IN 2008 We haven't seen more context yet. That's from FT Alphaville's Neil Hume. Needless to say, the funding situation in Europe is very bad. Along the same themes, earlier FT's Tracy Alloway published chart from Deutsche Bank, showing that through 2011, there's been no net new issuance of bank...
  • Timeline shows Bush McCain Warning Dems of financial and housing crisis; meltdown - YouTube

    09/04/2011 10:24:05 AM PDT · by Sons of Union Vets · 163 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 24, 2008 | Fox news
    From Fox News Channel Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Special Report With Brit Hume
  • 25 Signs That The Financial World Is About To Hit The Big Red Panic Button

    08/30/2011 10:09:59 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    TEC ^ | 8-30-2011
    25 Signs That The Financial World Is About To Hit The Big Red Panic ButtonAugust 30, 2011 Most of the worst financial panics in history have happened in the fall. Just recall what happened in 1929, 1987 and 2008. Well, September 2011 is about to begin and there are all kinds of signs that the financial world is about to hit the big red panic button. Wave after wave of bad economic news has come out of the United States recently, and Europe is embroiled in an absolutely unprecedented debt crisis. At this point there is a very real possibility...
  • Richfield man among 6 accused of illegal voting in Duluth, Iron Range

    08/18/2011 8:39:09 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies · 1+ views
    duluth news tribune ^ | 8-18-11 | Mark Stodghill
    Six people have recently been charged in St. Louis County with a felony crime that is rarely seen on a Northeastern Minnesota court docket: "Voting while ineligible." It's a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, but a conviction most likely will result in a probationary sentence. Under Minnesota law, a person is ineligible to vote if their civil rights had not been restored after being convicted of treason, or any felony, or while under a guardianship in which a court order revoked the ward's right to vote, or if found by...
  • The lesson of 2008

    08/16/2011 3:16:39 PM PDT · by Quicksilver · 41 replies
    August 16, 2011 | Quicksilver
    The lesson of 2008 was that when we are divided we lose. Any of the 2008 GOP candidates were vastly preferable to Obamanation, especially given that Pelosi and Reid controlled Congress. When liberals have unchecked power an epic amount of damage can be (and was) done. It was (and still is) imperative that Obama be defeated. You never win by losing. My most preferred 2008 candidate was Fred Thompson. Sadly, for whatever reasons, Fred never got traction. It was clear to me that it would come down to either Romney or McCain; I felt that Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee...
  • “The Sequel”: How 2011 Is A Repeat of 2008—Only Bigger, Longer, and Uncut by Bailouts

    08/15/2011 2:28:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/15/2011 | Gonzalo Lira
    I might have missed it, but I don’t think anyone has noticed this simple truism: The structural causes that led to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 are identical to the structural causes that are leading us to another systemic financial crisis in 2011. The only difference is the kind of debt at the core of the looming crisis: Mortgage-backed securities in 2008, as opposed to European sovereign debt in 2011. And of course, the debt hole in 2011 is bigger than in 2008—a lot bigger. That’s why I am confident in predicting we are about to have another Global...
  • Wake County Voters Arrested For Voting Twice In 2008 (some typical RAT fraud in Raleigh)

    08/11/2011 10:06:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WITN ^ | 8/11/11
    Wake County Voters Arrested For Voting Twice In 2008Three Raleigh residents apparently thought casting one ballot in 2008 wasn't enough. Posted: 9:16 PM Aug 11, 2011 **SNIP** Authorities said Kierra Fontae Leache, Shelia Romona Hodges and Brandon Earl McLean each cast early ballots in the 2008 presidential election, then voted again on Election Day. They are charged with voter fraud and are free on $10,000 bond apiece. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said six more arrests are pending. Republicans leapt on news of the arrests Thursday to bolster support for a GOP-backed bill to require voters to show photo...
  • Nevada Judge Calls ACORN 'Reprehensible,' Slaps Group With Maximum Fine for Voter Fraud

    08/10/2011 10:37:41 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 10, 2011 | Eric Shawn
    A Nevada judge on Wednesday gave ACORN, the defunct grass-roots community organization, the maximum fine for its illegal voter-registration scheme in that state. District Court Judge Donald Mosley was blunt and unsparing in his criticism of the discredited activist group. Citing the long history of voter registration fraud allegations that engulfed ACORN across the country, he slapped the group with a $5,000 fine for violating Nevada election law during the 2008 presidential election. Mosley, reading the pre-sentence report, listed a series of voter registration fraud allegations against ACORN workers. He said that if the claims have been true, then "It...
  • Obama tells donors, "Remember 2008!?"

    07/01/2011 7:37:16 AM PDT · by erod · 30 replies
    My Way ^ | Jul 1, 1:08 AM | BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS
    Obama seemed to acknowledge the dampened expectations Thursday during a fundraiser in Philadelphia, telling campaign donors that he knew there would be setbacks in governing, just like he faced setbacks during his campaign in 2008. But he appealed to supporters to show the same vigor they did more than two years ago to send him to victory. "I understand that sometimes generating the same energy is difficult," he said at an event later. "We've gone through two years of very difficult work." He then added, with a chuckle: "My hair is grayer. I'm not as young and vibrant as I...
  • Obama urges supporters to regain 2008 energy

    06/30/2011 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, July 1, 2011 1:08 AM EDT | BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS
    PHILADEPHIA (AP) — Even as President Barack Obama's re-election effort is powering toward an impressive early fundraising haul, campaign officials are trying to reassure donors who have concerns about a range of policy decisions and pace of change during Obama's first term. Some top donors and even members of Obama's campaign team say that to replicate the success of 2008, the president and his advisers must reassure the fundraising community on a number of issues, from regulations on Wall Street to the Middle East peace process to the president's refusal to endorse gay marriage. "It's not unfair to say the...
  • The Troubling Election of Barack Obama ZOT 2 of 2

    06/15/2011 9:59:30 PM PDT · by BeAFlyOnTheWall · 99 replies
    No Such Thing As An Opinion. Can YOU Outsmart Me? ^ | January 7, 2011 | NoSuchThingAsAnOpinion
    In this series of articles, I will refer to Barack Obama as Barry Soetoro. You may be wondering why I've chosen to reference the name Barry Soetoro and not Barack Obama.  Simple.  I found more credible evidence (ie. actual documentation) that references the name Barry Soetoro rather than Barack Obama. Yes, really! Now, how did this bizarre situation occur? How could there be so little existing evidence in support of such basic, non-controversial information: one's legal name? Well, Soetoro has covered up the evidence!  So we simply don't know what his legal name is! On January 21, 2009, amid the...
  • Nixon and today's progressive GOP (RINOs talk like conservatives, govern like Socialists)

    06/04/2011 11:15:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2011-06-04 | Ellis Washington
    Despite the past two and a half years America has been run by a president who is in every respect a socialist with communist tendencies, the pathetic GOP cannot effectively mount a first-tier candidate to seriously challenge this diminutive Marxist professor. Why? Because for 40 years the GOP has used the rhetoric of conservative Ronald Reagan, but the tactics, strategies and policies of RINO Richard Nixon. Indeed, Reagan is lionized by today's GOP and has been for 30 years since his two successful presidential terms (1981-89), yet it reminds me of the words of Christ rebuking the hypocritical and power-hungry...
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pulls out of greenhouse gas effort

    05/26/2011 7:04:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/27/11
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced Thursday that he would pull out of a regional climate pact by the end of the year, delivering a political setback to the fledging effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. In a news conference, Christie said the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a 2005 accord in which 10 states agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants 10 percent by 2018, would not be able to meet its goals. The program requires plants in the region that burn fossil fuels to buy pollution allowances for the carbon they...
  • Shades of 2008: A Greek Default Won’t Be ‘Contained’, John Mauldin Says

    05/24/2011 2:36:28 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 5-24-2011 | Aaron Task/John Mauldin
    Shades of 2008: A Greek Default Won’t Be ‘Contained’, John Mauldin Says By Aaron Task Daily TickerMay 24, 2011(Click to the site to see a video) Financial markets shuddered Monday as fears over Europe's sovereign debt crisis resurfaced yet again. Still, the Dow closed off its worst levels of the session amid the conventional view that Greece's debt crisis can be managed. But Endgame author John Mauldin says Greece won't be any more "contained" than subprime mortgages were in 2008. "It's not something that stops at the European waters," Mauldin says. "Just like the subprime crisis didn't stop in California…I'm...
  • Obama drops climate change talk as green movement fizzles

    04/28/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1:21 p.m. EDT, April 27, 2011 | By Jonah Goldberg
    The public is increasingly skeptical of global warming and far more worried about the economy than the environmentWhat the heck went wrong?" That, apparently, is the question roiling the environmental community as it realizes that the fight against climate change has fizzled. As Brad Plumer writes in the New Republic, everything was looking great in 2008 for a sweeping effort to make good on candidate Barack Obama's pledge to start turning back the rising oceans. The Democrats held Congress. Both John McCain and Mr. Obama had promised to push for capping carbon emissions. Corporations had gotten on board. Al Gore...