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  • Official At Center Of IRS Scandal Got Promotion, Now Runs 'ObamaCare' Division

    05/17/2013 8:50:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/17/2013 (50 minutes ago) | Ben Wolfgang
    The woman who ran the Internal Revenue Service's tax-exempt organizations division has been promoted, and now heads the agency's health-care office, ABC News reported. Sarah Hall Ingram was commissioner of the embattled IRS office from 2009 to 2012, roughly the period that the agency is accused of singling out Tea Party and conservative groups for extra scrutiny, based on nothing but their political bent. As a firestorm grows around the IRS, Ms. Ingram quietly left the tax-exempt office and was made director of IRS Affordable Care Act Division...
  • McCain Campaign Considered Not Letting Palin Be Sworn In if They Won (McCain stabs Palin)

    In 2008, John McCain's campaign team discussed whether they should let Sarah Palin be sworn in as vice-president if they were to win the election, according to campaign staffer Nicolle Wallace. "There certainly were discussions -- not for long because of the arc the campaign took -- but certainly there were discussions about whether, if they were to win, it would be appropriate for her to be sworn in," Wallace tells Time's Claire Suddath. In her new novel, It's Classified, Wallace has a character -- a mentally ill female vice-president -- which she says is based on her experience working...
  • What Might Have Been

    05/27/2011 12:45:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2011-05-27 | Daniel Larison
    Similarly, had John McCain lost with Tim Pawlenty as his running mate in 2008 (and he would have), Pawlenty would have had at least as good a shot as Mitt Romney of taking the nomination this time around, his uninspiring persona notwithstanding. (Noah Millman) It’s an intriguing suggestion, but I doubt it. Losing VP nominees rarely return later to become their party’s nominee, and when it has happened it has sometimes been many elections after the VP nomination. Yes, it happened in 1984 and 1996, but Mondale had been the Vice President when the Democrats lost in 1980, and Dole...
  • McCain, Hatch Introduce Bill To Wind Down Fannie, Freddie (MCRINO ALERT)

    04/03/2011 9:24:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies
    Dow Jones ^ | 2011-03-31 | Alan Zibel
    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Two Senate Republicans joined an effort to rapidly wind down government controlled mortgage titans Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC), hoping to put pressure on Democrats to take action soon. Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) introduced a bill Thursday to wind down or privatize Fannie and Freddie over the next five years. Their bill mirrors one introduced earlier this month by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R., Texas). "The events of the past three years have made it clear that never again can we allow the taxpayer to be responsible for poorly managed financial...
  • McCain tells voters: We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House (2008 FLASHBACK)

    12/05/2010 4:14:04 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2008-10-13
    John McCain is in more hot water after appearing to concede he could lose the US presidential election by telling voters they have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House. The extraordinary gaffe comes just three weeks before Election Day with the Republican candidate trailing badly in the polls. Now Republican aides fear he may have further damaged his chances by accepting the possibility that he could be defeated. (snip) Mr. McCain made his remark while appealing for calm on the campaign trail amid fears that angry outbursts from supporters were raging out of control. After a...
  • Bush: “I probably won’t even vote for McCain” (did Bush vote for The One?)

    11/09/2010 8:32:02 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 2010-11-09 | Alex Barker
    (snip) It was at the height of the 2008 presidential election campaign, not long after Bush publicly endorsed John McCain as his successor. Naturally the election came up in conversation. Trying to be even-handed and polite, the Brits said something diplomatic about McCain’s campaign, expecting Bush to express some warm words of support for the Republican candidate. Not a chance. “I probably won’t even vote for the guy,” Bush told the group, according to two people present.“I had to endorse him. But I’d have endorsed Obama if they’d asked me.”Endorse Obama? Cue dumbfounded look from British officials, followed by some...
  • Brother-in-law of Democratic fundraiser charged ( Hillay and Obama mentioned )

    09/26/2009 8:17:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,599+ views
    AP ^ | : Sep 25, 2009
    A Colorado man faces charges that he helped a wealthy Democratic fundraiser cheat banks out of hundreds of millions of dollars. Federal prosecutors said Friday that Shahin Kashanchi, of Telluride, provided fake documents that let his brother-in-law Hassan Nemazee defraud three banks of more than $290 million. Nemazee was the national finance chairman for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. He later raised money for Barack Obama.
  • Obama, Clinton Money Man Guilty Of Major Fraud Scheme

    03/22/2010 4:26:27 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 39 replies · 1,028+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 03/19/2010
    The shady Iranian fundraiser who for years donated lucrative sums to top Democrats—including the president, vice president and secretary of state—has pleaded guilty to a major bank-fraud scheme that could land him in jail for nearly two decades.Disgraced Democratic money man Hassan Nemazee admitted this week that he defrauded three financial institutions out of nearly $300 million in loan proceeds by falsifying documents and signatures to show he had hundreds of millions of dollars worth of collateral. The Ivy League-educated crook then used the proceeds to donate big bucks to the campaigns of federal, state and local candidates. Among them...
  • McCain: I was misled on bailout

    02/22/2010 7:25:11 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 220 replies · 6,450+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-02-22 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR copyright rules
  • Chuck Schumer hatched secret plan to get Obama to run

    01/10/2010 10:36:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 98 replies · 4,731+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 10, 2010 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    <p>Sen. Charles Schumer "betrayed" Hillary Rodham Clinton by working with other senators to make sure a Democrat would win the White House in 2008 -- actively recruiting Barack Obama to run as an alternative to his New York colleague, an explosive new book claims.</p>
  • Schumer recruited Bam before he backed Hillary Clinton: claim

    01/09/2010 4:32:30 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 608+ views
    nypost.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2010 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Sen. Charles Schumer played both sides of the fence in the lead up to the 2008 presidential primaries -- actively recruiting Barack Obama to run as an alternative to Hillary Clinton even as he signaled that "home-state decorum" would prohibit him from publicly opposing his fellow senator if she decided to run, an explosive new book claims. And Clinton had no idea that Schumer and her other Senate colleagues were actively plotting her downfall -- learning months later, when it hit her like a ton of bricks, according to Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the...
  • McCain adviser: Palin’s book is fiction (Romneybot Nicolle Wallace attacks Sarah Palin again)

    11/17/2009 9:24:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 96 replies · 3,607+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2009-11-18
    Depictions ‘took place entirely in her imagination,’ says Wallace. NBC NEWS and NEWS SERVICES NEW YORK - Former McCain campaign senior adviser Nicolle Wallace says Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue" is "based on fabrications," and that the basis for Palin’s depictions of her and former McCain campaign director Steve Schmidt as villains "took place entirely in her imagination." In a statement to The Rachel Maddow Show, the former McCain spokesperson repeatedly used the word "fiction" to describe Palin's narrative and echoed criticisms by other former McCain staffers. "She [Palin] probably has a legitimate complaint that things could have been better...
  • McCain official responds to Palin charge (McCain calls Palin a liar, blames campaign finance rules)

    11/12/2009 5:26:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 84 replies · 4,338+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2009-11-12
    <p>In her new book, according to the Associated Press, Sarah Palin alleges that the McCain campaign gave her a $500,000 bill to pay for the campaign vetting her for the VP nod. She also makes the charge that the McCain camp said they would have paid all the bills had they won, but since they lost, the bills were her responsibility.</p>
  • Has Obama Peaked? Yes, He Has

    11/12/2009 10:28:12 AM PST · by moose2004 · 34 replies · 1,659+ views
    realclearpolitics.com | 11/12/09 | moose2004
    To listen to some pundits, Barack Obama's public image began taking a serious beating when the off-year election returns came in a week ago. Or maybe it was the undeserved Nobel Prize, his approach to the war in Afghanistan, or when he revved up his pursuit of national health-care reform.
  • Missing GOP ballots counted in Nev. after months [delegates would have gone to Paul]

    11/04/2009 7:44:57 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-10-31
    Eighteen months later, Nevada Republicans have completed a count of all delegate ballots from last year's state convention. A group of disaffected Republicans says it feels vindicated after a Friday night count of missing ballots from the April 2008 gathering showed three delegates for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul should have been sent to the national convention. Paul supporters said they felt party leaders cheated them out of a place at the national convention when they abruptly recessed the convention before delegate ballots from the state's 2nd Congressional District could be counted. The district was allowed to choose three of the...
  • Criminal charges filed against ACORN, two employees [massive voter fraud in 2008]

    05/04/2009 12:28:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 2,453+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | 2009-05-04 | Mary Manning
    Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Secretary of State Ross Miller announced Monday that voter registration fraud charges have been filed against an organization that works with low-income people and two of its employees in its Las Vegas office. The complaint includes 26 counts of voter fraud and 13 counts for compensating those registering voters, both felonies. The Association of Community Organization for Reform Now, Inc., also known as ACORN, operated a Las Vegas office that helped register low-income voters last year. Throughout 2008, ACORN employed canvassers to register people to vote in Nevada, the complaint said. ACORN paid the...
  • Obama to Reid in 2008: "Harry, What's John (McCain) Up to? It Sounds Crazy" [McCain's bailout stunt]

    04/27/2009 8:53:25 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,486+ views
    On Wednesday, September 24, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., phoned Reid and told him, “Harry, I am suspending my campaign to come back and help negotiate a deal.” McCain explained that he was also calling upon Obama to suspend his campaign, and together they could convene a meeting at the Bush White House to help come to a deal on a bailout for Wall Street. Reid didn't think it was such a great idea... "They were on the verge of an agreement, and any such McCain stunt would cost us valuable time," writes Reid, also noting that McCain "had no standing...
  • Why Palin didn't get a concession speech [Schmidt silenced Palin, cites "tradition"]

    04/26/2009 11:37:51 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,719+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-04-26 | Ben Smith
    A handful of readers took note of this passage in my story on Steve Schmidt's and David Plouffe's appearance in Delaware last week: [Schmidt] explained his decision to deny Palin an election night speech as a nod to the fact that the concession is a “singular moment” in American public life. “It begins the process by which power is transferred peacefully,” he said. Asked blogger DougJ: "Is Schmidt implying that Palin would have given an incendiary speech that would have, in some small way, disrupted the peaceful transfer of power?" I hadn't really heard it that way, but it seemed...
  • Obama, McCain campaign leaders talk politics at UD [Schmidt confesses to voting Democrat]

    04/24/2009 6:23:23 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1,219+ views
    10:49 a.m., April 24, 2009----While their political opinions may differ, University of Delaware alumni David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt, the two men who helped run the opposing campaigns for the 2008 presidential election, agree that President Barack Obama was a once-in-a-generation candidate and that young people have become an important part of the American political process. Schmidt, who led the Republican campaign of U.S. Sen. John McCain, and Plouffe, who led the Democratic campaign of Obama, discussed their experiences with candor and humor before an audience of about 500 people on Thursday, April 23, in Clayton Hall. The discussion was...
  • Senior McCain aide: The GOP is a 'shrinking entity' [praises Zero, says Palin token conservative]

    04/23/2009 6:43:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 3,015+ views
    (CNN) — John McCain’s general election campaign began as “the strategic equivalent of throwing a football through a tire at 50 yards” – and was doomed weeks before Election Day, his former chief strategist said Thursday. “We were running a campaign under extra difficult circumstances — the state of the Republican Party, the president’s unpopularity, the economy — a lot of issues that were not John McCain’s fault, but were John McCain’s problem in this race,” Schmidt told an audience at the University of Delaware, according to Politico. “When Lehman Brothers collapsed in the fall I knew pretty much right...
  • He could have nominated Lieberman, after all... [Liberal Democrat was McCain's first choice]

    04/20/2009 8:46:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 919+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-04-20
    It may be, a colleague notes, a fitting coda to the McCain campaign: He apparently rejected his first choice as a running mate, Joe Lieberman, in part based on a faulty legal opinion. McCain lawyer and vetter A. B. Culvahouse said last week that West Virginia law could have barred McCain from nominating a Democrat as his running mate in the key state, knocking Lieberman out of the running.
  • ACORN dissidents sued for embezzlement documents

    02/12/2009 6:56:01 PM PST · by vadum · 20 replies · 1,351+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 12, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Whistleblowers at ACORN are demanding that the Obama administration probe allegations of embezzlement, conspiracy, and corruption at the highest levels in the nation's foremost community-based left-wing activist group. ACORN, long known for its creative approach to voter registration, has received at least $126.4 million in donations and tax dollars since 1993, yet owes millions of dollars in back taxes. Specifically, the "ACORN 8," a splinter group founded by expelled national board members Karen Inman and Marcel Reid, has asked U.S. attorneys in several states to look into a nearly $1 million embezzlement and the novel business practices of the group...
  • ACORN Watch: Left-wing fraudsters &#8220;could get billions&#8221; in stimulus money

    02/06/2009 3:38:52 PM PST · by pleikumud · 19 replies · 801+ views
    Michelle Malkin web site ^ | January 26, 2009 08:33 AM | By Michelle Malkin
    Funds for this purpose were authorized in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, signed into law in 2008. However, these funds were limited to state and local governments. Now House Democrats are taking the unprecedented step of making ACORN and other groups eligible for these funds: “For a further additional amount for ‘Community Development Fund,’ $4,190,000,000, to be used for neighborhood stabilization activities related to emergency assistance for the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes as authorized under division B, title III of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–289), of which— “(1) not less than...
  • Al Franken Admits $50,000 Tax Debt

    02/06/2009 2:16:51 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 131 replies · 8,245+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2009-02-06 | Ronald Kessler
    Overlooked in coverage of Tim Geithner’s and Tom Daschle’s unpaid taxes is the $70,000 that Minnesota Democratic senatorial candidate Al Franken has admitted to owing in back taxes, interest, and penalties. Last April, the California Tax Franchise Board revealed that Franken owed the state $5,800 in taxes, fines, and penalties because he did not file returns in 2003 through 2007. Franken then admitted that he owed more than $50,000 in back taxes to 17 states.Franken blamed everything on his accountant of 18 years, saying he failed to report the income from the comedian’s celebrity appearances and speeches in those states...
  • Chris Shays Tells Us How To Win (RINO Loser Offers Advice On Winning - Faux Stratergerist Alert)

    11/07/2008 3:38:25 PM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 1,796+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 11/7/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Man, things just keep falling into my lap here. Politicians of both parties unwittingly make me look like the genius I already am. Christopher Shays, moderate congressman from Connecticut who was sent packing on Tuesday, there are now no Republican members of the House from a northeastern state. So Christopher Shays decided to go on MSNBC and tell the Republican Party what it needs to do to win, after it just got wiped out. He was on with Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington. "We saw what happened to Sununu, had a lot of support, a lot of good marks...
  • AFTER ACTION REPORT: Post Your Voting Observations Here “PLEASE STATE IF YOUR PRECINCT IS RED, BLUE

    11/04/2008 4:27:46 AM PST · by gridlock · 387 replies · 23,221+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 11/04/08 | Shameless Vanity
    OK. You've gone out and voted, like a good citizen. Tell us about it. How was turnout? Were there any problems at your polling place? Who do you think will win your local races?
  • Barack Obama Will Hurt US Firms and the World Economy

    11/02/2008 4:30:34 PM PST · by lewisglad · 26 replies · 1,240+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 12:01am GMT 03/11/2008 | Janet Daley
    So, in one of those bizarre jokes that history sometimes plays, the United States is apparently about to choose as president the most inexperienced, untried and virtually unknowable candidate who has ever run for that office at a time of unquantifiable international risk and unprecedented economic instability: a candidate who, as Bill Clinton revealed in a wonderfully back-handed "tribute", responded to the banking collapse by ringing every expert he could find (including Bill) to ask them what he should be saying. Barack Obama - a threat to the world economy? But there is another facet of Obama taxation with even...
  • Debate Over: It is clear jobcreating Business leaders chose McCain over Obama

    11/01/2008 5:25:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 408+ views
    Chief Executive Magazine ^ | October 8, 2008 | E.D. Kopko
    For some months during this Presidential election year, Chief Executive has conducted specialized polling of CEOs’ attitudes on issues affecting national policy and the economy. In CE’s most recent poll in September, 751 respondents, more than double the usual number of business leaders, made their voices heard on their Presidential choice. By a four-to-one margin CEOs support Senator John McCain over his rival, Senator Barack Obama. More to the point, a thundering 74 percent majority say they fear the consequences of an Obama presidency, compared to only 19 percent who fear a McCain presidency. During this period CE also asked...
  • Breyer, Souter are Obama’s Models for Supreme Court Choices, Advisor Says

    10/31/2008 10:43:51 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 27 replies · 906+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/31/08 | Pete Winn
    A top advisor to Barack Obama says, if elected president, the Democratic candidate will look to appoint Supreme Court justices in the mold of Justices Stephen Breyer and David Souter. “Of course, he’s interested in people of integrity and competence, that’s a given,” Pepperdine University law professor Doug Kmiec told CNSNews.com. “He’s also indicated that he’s most attracted to the kind of justice represented by Justice Breyer and Justice Souter.” Kmiec, who supports Obama and has been serving as a campaign “surrogate” for the Illinois Democratic senator, said Obama admires the qualities Souter and Breyer represent. “These justices are individuals...
  • McCain's New TV Ad Stars Obama...Praising McCain----(Video @ link)

    10/31/2008 9:51:14 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 21 replies · 770+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 31, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    "Since coming to Washington, I've believed that the right approach begins with the proposal put forward by Senator Lieberman and Senator McCain," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said at Committee On Environment and Public Works hearing on January 30, 2007, "a proposal they've been pushing for years, and I thank them again for their leadership on this issue. The Lieberman-McCain Bill establishes limits for greenhouse gas emissions well into the 21st century. To remain below these limits, the bill encourages the market to determine how best to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, rewarding cost effective approaches using a system of tradable allowances."...
  • Palin camp seeks to Undo (admitted) ABC error........(“very professionally apologized”)

    10/30/2008 9:53:39 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 20 replies · 2,500+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 30th, 2008 | Shushannah Walshe
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI –-Last night on our flight here, Sarah Palin’s senior adviser Tucker Eskew came to the press section of the Palin plane to condemn an article written on ABCNews.com and to clarify what actually happened in an interview with Palin and ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas. ABCNews.com reported that Palin espoused aspirations about 2012 in the interview when she did not. Many other news organizations saw that headline and reported the error prompting Eskew to come to clarify the mistake with the entire press corps. “ABC News made a mistake. They’ve admitted that mistake, but unfortunately, they have compounded that...
  • Dems Consider Taxing 401(k)s

    10/28/2008 3:37:11 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 33 replies · 1,287+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 10/28/2008 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    When I interviewed the professor whose plan they are using as a model I asked her what the terms of the bonds would be. She did not know, nobody ever asked her that question she told me. Incredible, this economics professor, who testified as a pension expert before congress, did not know and neither did all those congressmen and their staffs. No one wanted to know the term of these Guaranteed Retirement Account bonds. http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=20179546&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8
  • The Gotcha Interview. Slow Joe Can’t Answer Difficult Questions Honestly

    10/26/2008 7:09:18 AM PDT · by Quaker · 18 replies · 656+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Oct. 26, 2008 | Quaker
    Barbara West of WFTV in Orlando, Florida Gives Democrat Party Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Biden A Grilling. Barack Obamas campaign cancelled a WFTV-Channel 9 interview with Jill Biden, wife of Sen. Joe Biden. The campaign cited an unprofessional interview WFTVs Barbara West did Thursday with Joe Biden. You Decide if the interview was unprofessional.
  • Obama Supporter Goes Berserk Beats Woman

    10/22/2008 4:11:58 AM PDT · by Quaker · 49 replies · 1,585+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Oct. 22, 2008 | Quaker
    An Obama Supporter went berserk and beat a Woman rallying For McCain in NY City. Will the MSM pick up on this? Doubtful.
  • Gloves come off in Lampson, Olson debate (TX-22 Tom DeLay’s old HR district)

    10/21/2008 7:04:31 AM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,578+ views
    KHOU TV 11 ^ | October 20, 2008 | Leigh Frillici
    Fort Bend County – Monday’s debate between District 22’s U.S. Representative Nick Lampson and his Republican challenger Pete Olson lasted a little over an hour. From the moment it started it was certainly charged. The debate was their one and only meeting on the campaign trail, and it was peppered with attacks and wise cracks. Even with the spirited debate, there is still a question as to which direction the district will fall. It is Tom Delay's old seat, and he gave up under a cloud of legal problems and ethical questions. After Delay resigned, election laws kept Republicans off...
  • Obama and Ayers Shared an Office for Three Years

    10/20/2008 8:52:54 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 13 replies · 908+ views
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | October 20, 2008 | Maggie M. Thornton
    Barack Obama's Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) office and William Ayers' Small Schools Workshop shared the same address for a number of years - three years that can be proven by tax returns.
  • 2008 Election Novena

    10/18/2008 7:42:51 AM PDT · by DocT111 · 4 replies · 559+ views
    Pray for justice, peace, and life with the Novena for Faithful Citizenship. Download the Podcast and join Catholics throughout the United States in prayer, beginning Tuesday, September 2, nine weeks before the election. Options for praying the Novena for Faithful Citizenship: Start on September 2 and pray for nine consecutive Tuesdays, up until the general election. Start the Novena on any day of the week, whenever people gather, and pray on that day every week. Begin praying the Novena on October 26, nine days before the election, and continue each consecutive day. Create any combination that works for you and...
  • Who won the final debate?

    10/16/2008 10:06:59 AM PDT · by Quaker · 3 replies · 463+ views
    St. Petersburg Times (Pravda West) | October 16, 2008 | Staff
    this Poll needs some Freeper help. Obamessiah is currently winning. Who won the final debate? As McCain slashes, Obama keeps cool: Badly needing to shake up the presidential race, a combative John McCain spent the final presidential debate casting Barack Obama as a tax raiser and nasty campaigner with unsavory associations, the Times' Adam C. Smith writes. Finally, a debate: Viewers last night finally got something closely resembling a debate between the two candidates for president, Times media critic Eric Deggans says. Joe the plumber: Barack Obama and John McCain spar about whose policies would be better for Joe Wurzelbacher,...
  • Pro-Life Catholics For Obama IConsider the source)

    10/14/2008 3:41:35 PM PDT · by DocT111 · 24 replies · 612+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 10/14/08 | George Weigel
    In an election cycle filled with its share of quirks, oddities, and surprises, the emergence of Roman Catholic pro-lifers as leading supporters of Sen. Barack Obama—himself a favorite of the National Reproductive Rights Action League—must rank as one of the strangest of twists and turns. Whatever its effect on the election, this unexpected development may also portend a new hardening of the battle lines within the Catholic Church, no matter who is inaugurated president in January. The most visible of the pro-Obama Catholic pro-lifers has been Pepperdine University law professor Douglas Kmiec, formerly dean of the law school at the...
  • Congressman's $121,000 Payoff to Alleged Mistress

    10/13/2008 5:15:49 PM PDT · by DocT111 · 23 replies · 963+ views
    West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him, according to current and former members of his staff who have been briefed on the settlement, which involved Mahoney and his campaign committee. Mahoney, who is married, also promised the woman, Patricia Allen, a $50,000 a year job for two years at the agency that handles his campaign advertising, the staffers said. A Mahoney spokesperson would not answer questions about the alleged affair...
  • Mike Huckabees Show - What do you think?

    10/12/2008 5:26:15 PM PDT · by DocT111 · 71 replies · 1,390+ views
    Watching Huckabees show. I really like it, especially how he interacts with the audience. There is a nice multi-cultural mix in the audience too. I hope FOX continues to run this show.
  • US Senate candidates emphasize style in debate (Coleman/Frankin/Barkley Debate)

    10/11/2008 7:35:30 PM PDT · by DocT111 · 4 replies · 664+ views
    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The three candidates for U.S. Senate talked about the economy, foreign policy and their favorite books and movies in a Saturday night debate that saw all three pitching their styles to their largest audience yet. The meeting at Breck High School in Golden Valley was the first televised meeting of Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, Democrat Al Franken and the Independence Party's Dean Barkley. The debate saw plenty of discussion on the issues, but the candidates also used their first extended shot at a TV audience to stress the styles they hope will sway voters. For Coleman,...
  • Barack "Osama” Absentee Ballot Sent Out To Voters In Rensselaer County, NY

    10/10/2008 3:20:52 PM PDT · by Quaker · 8 replies · 376+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Oct. 10, 2008 | Quaker
    It won’t make any difference anyway. New Yorkers have an affinity for crooked politicians.
  • Obama leaps ahead of McCain (Get out the vote FReepers!)

    10/05/2008 5:39:35 AM PDT · by DocT111 · 54 replies · 1,754+ views
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has opened up a commanding lead in Minnesota over Republican John McCain, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. The poll, conducted last week among 1,084 likely voters, found that 55 percent support Obama, while 37 percent back McCain. That's a huge difference from the last Minnesota Poll, conducted in September, which showed the race dead even, with each candidate backed by 45 percent of likely voters. The new poll shows that Obama's surge in the state can be attributed to voters' belief in his ability to deal with the nation's worsening economy, his...
  • BoycottUsWeekly.com: New Website Exposing Us Magazine's Smears of Sarah Palin

    09/05/2008 1:14:06 PM PDT · by montag813 · 51 replies · 1,337+ views
    BoycottUsWeekly.com ^ | 09/05/2008 | BoycottUsWeekly.com
    New website which helps organize action against Us Magazine for its outrageous lies against Gov. Sarah Palin in the latest issue. It provides a centralized list of all major advertisers from the past 6 issues for those angered to "express" themselves. Great response so far to this FReeper-made site. Spread the word.
  • Breaking! Palin Power: Fresh Face Now More Popular Than Obama, McCain

    09/05/2008 8:14:14 AM PDT · by ETL · 97 replies · 224+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | Friday, September 05, 2008
    A week ago, most Americans had never heard of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Now, following a Vice Presidential acceptance speech viewed live by more than 40 million people, Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of American voters. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% hold an unfavorable view of the self-described hockey mom. The figures include 40% with a Very Favorable opinion of Palin and 18% with a Very Unfavorable view (full demographic crosstabs are available for Premium Members). Before her acceptance speech, Palin was viewed favorably by 52%. A week ago, 67% had never heard of...
  • LIEUTENANT Governor Palin?

    09/04/2008 6:38:50 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 29 replies · 195+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09-04-2008 | by Aaron Bruns
    MANASSAS, VA — Joe Biden’s had a lot of praise for Alaska Governor Sarah Palin — maybe too much praise. He’s said all day that Palin did “a good job” in her convention speech last night, and calling her a tough debate opponent, he seems to be raising expectations for her debate performance next month. But he can also sounds a bit patronizing. At a sparsely attended discussion at George Mason’s Prince WIlliam County campus, Biden went a step further in at the same time praising and denigrating Palin — demoting his Republican rival in remarks about last night’s big...
  • The Surge II: Pick Palin

    09/04/2008 5:09:32 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 115+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 09-04-2008 | Sherri Reese
    Protecting the future of America and her citizens took only one bold move. Pick a girl, right? Wrong. Pick a conservative who is unafraid of the “country club” political machine. Pick someone who is not an Ivy League elitist who learned to play along to get along. Pick a person who faced every challenge by taking the “high road;” not because it was easy, but because it was the right thing to do. The beauty of Sarah Palin has nothing to do with her being physically attractive. The beauty in choosing Palin lies in the reaction of the American electorate,...
  • Opinion: I Can’t Stand John McCain

    09/04/2008 5:03:41 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 9 replies · 124+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 09-04-2008 | Mark L Harvey
    These are the words spoken and vocalized by one Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Sen Reid was speaking about his conversation with a reporter about his conversation with Sen Joe Lieberman. Here is how it went: “He has a close personal relationship with John McCain. I don’t fully understand why he does,” said Reid, who said Lieberman called Tuesday from the Republic of Georgia to alert him to the move. “I told him last night, ‘You know, Joe, I can’t stand John McCain.’ He said, ‘I know you feel that way,’ ” Reid said. Amazing. As I listened to Vice-President...
  • Getting It Right

    09/04/2008 12:54:16 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 68+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 04, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Getting It Right by: Bethany Stotts, September 04, 2008 Given the historic nature of this year’s election, the issue of race has been repeatedly brought up in news coverage of the election, whether for Senator Joe Biden’s (D-Del.) controversial “clean” and “articulate” remarks, allegations of unfair attacks by the Hillary Clinton (D-NY) campaign, or John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) claim that the Barack Obama (D-Ill.) campaign was illegitimately using the “race card” during his campaign speeches. According to Keith Woods, the Dean of Faculty at the Poynter Institute, it is not necessarily a bad thing for reporters to cover racial issues, but...