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  • The Islamic Republic of Sudan? (Does Iran Have a New Terrorist Weapons Factory in Sudan?)

    06/10/2010 5:42:39 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 238+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 10, 2010 | JONATHAN SCHANZER
    A recent report in the Sudanese opposition media suggests that Iran may be operating a weapons factory near Khartoum. Have the two countries taken their military alliance to the next level? The Sudanese newspaper Rai al-Shaab (Opinion of the People), owned and controlled by Sudanese opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, recently published an article that potentially provides new and important insight into Sudan's terrorist ties to Iran. The article alleges that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, is operating a secret weapons factory in Sudan to funnel weapons to Iran-sponsored terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle...
  • HBO Films: Game Change Tease

    12/21/2011 2:45:30 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 13 replies
    Ed Harris as McCain. Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.
  • FReepers, find the Lies! Compare Obama transcript in 2008 on Healthcare to Obamacare

    12/02/2011 8:21:17 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 9 replies
    Public Record | 10-15-2008 | John McCain & Barak Obama
    Find the lies - compare Obama's 2008 debate answers on healthcare (what he would do) to Obamacare (what he did): October 15, 2008 Transcript of Presidential Debate Topic - Healthcare SCHIEFFER: All right, let's go to a new topic, health care. Given the current economic situation, would either of you now favor controlling health care costs over expanding health care coverage? The question is first to Senator Obama. OBAMA: We've got to do both, and that's exactly what my plan does. Look, as I travel around the country, this is the issue that will break your heart over and over...
  • Democratic Presidential Petition-Forging Scandal Investigation Ongoing (Obama 2008)

    12/01/2011 9:51:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 3 replies · 1+ views
    AdvanceIndiana ^ | 12-1-11 | Gary Welsh
    The investigation of how the 2008 Indiana presidential campaign of Barack Obama forged enough signatures so that his name could appear on the Indiana presidential primary ballot is still ongoing according to a report in today's South Bend Tribune. St. Joseph County Prosecutor Michael Dvorak is handling the investigation, even though his name was among those of prominent Democrats whose signature was forged on the ballot petitions under review, which also includes ballot petitions submitted on behalf of Hillary Clinton's campaign. The Indiana State Police is conducting the investigation on behalf of Dvorak's office. The story does not indicate when...
  • Why Obama’s 2008 Coalition Won’t Save Him This Time

    11/08/2011 6:02:58 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 3 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 11-8-11 | William Galston
    The latest Gallup report, based on a massive sample of more than 39,000 adults, contains troubling news for Democrats. Individuals identifying with the Democratic Party are a smaller share of the American people than they were early in 2008, and their views are less representative of the people as a whole. This means that the Obama team, which faces the crucial choice of either doubling down on its 2008 winning mix of professionals, young people, and minorities or rebuilding support among Independents in the heartland, should emphasize the latter option. Any general election strategy that relies solely on mobilizing the...
  • Hey, wasn't Romney the "wacky" candidate in 2008? This is how MSM picks our candidates (VANITY)

    11/02/2011 5:25:37 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies
    This is commentary on how the media picked Saruman(R-AZ) in 2008, in comparison to the current 2012 race. Michelle Bachmann was made to appear 'wacky'. Then Perry, the same. Remember the "big black cloud"? Now the media is trying to say he was drunk at the last debate. Now Cain and this stupid politico scandal. They're being whackified. But what of 2008? Who remembers how Huckabee was made out to be a religious whackjob? Thompson was made out to be a whacko because he didn't even want to be president. And then there's Romney. Romney was a whacko because of...
  • UPDATE: Butch Morgan, Democratic chairman, resigns his position (ANOTHER Obama Scandal!)

    10/17/2011 8:31:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    WSBT-TV ^ | 10-17-11 | WSBT
    t's official. WSBT first told you that a long-time St. Joseph County Democratic Chair Butch Morgan had resigned. But there was some confusion over whether that in fact did happen, until shortly before 10 p.m. when his attorney confirmed it. Earlier Monday night, Morgan’s attorney told WSBT he was considering a leave of absence, not a resignation. That was after Indiana State Democratic Chairman Dan Parker sent WSBT an email stating Morgan resigned effective at 6 p.m. This comes as the St. Joseph County Prosecutor investigates the local Democratic Party for possible voter registration fraud. A South Bend Tribune and...
  • 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...