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  • N.J. voters not swayed by Obama's endorsement of gay marriage, poll finds [Backfire!]

    05/17/2012 5:26:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 5/17/12 | Megan DeMarco/Statehouse Bureau
    President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage last week did not sway voters in New Jersey, where 53 percent of voters support same-sex marriage and 67 percent want a voter referendum, according to a Quinnipiac poll released today. The president’s announcement will make 19 percent of voters polled less likely to vote for him, and 16 percent more likely to vote for Obama.
  • Oops! Anti-Gun Politicians Accidentally Make "Shooting Fundraiser" a Huge Success(oh)

    05/16/2012 3:37:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 15 May, 2012 | drieck
    Representative Margaret Conditt (Butler County District 55) held a fundraiser at the Middletown Sportsmens Club on Saturday, May 12, 2012. The plan was to invite a handful of supporters, spend a few hours shooting at targets, and raise a little money for her reelection campaign. But what actually happened took everyone by surprise. Rather than hosting a typical fundraiser which would ordinarily draw a few dozen people, Rep. Conditt ended up hosting a major event that drew over 200 attendees and raised tens of thousands of dollars. What happened? Rep. Conditt got an "accidental" assist from a group of anti-gun...
  • Voter Recommendations for All of Texas

    05/16/2012 1:52:52 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 30 replies ^ | May 14, 2012 | Beverly Nuckols, MD (hocndoc)
    Texas Alliance for Life has its Pro-life Voter Guide up and running. Enter your address program will produce a printable list of State and Federal Candidates that you can print and take with you to the polls or email to your friends. The site doesn't capture your name or other identifying information, so you won't end up on some list, somewhere. No annoying phone calls, etc. (Yes, I'm a Board member of TAL. And yes, the organization is pro-life and pro-family. But have you noticed that the most fiscally and Constitutional Conservative politicians are also pro-life and pro-family?) Here's what...
  • New Wisconsin poll: Walker by six among likely voters, Romney tied with Obama at 46

    05/16/2012 2:22:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2012 | AllahPundit
    The last Marquette poll, which had Walker leading Barrett by one thin point, made me want to drink whiskey in the daytime. This one makes me want to drink champagne. Yesterday's dKos/PPP poll had nearly identical numbers so it's safe to say this really is the state of the race in Wisconsin at this moment.I can’t believe I'm asking this, but are we headed for a Scott Walker landslide? Republicans are more likely to say they are “absolutely certain” to vote on June 5, at 91 percent, than are Democrats and independents, both at 83 percent. In other areas of...
  • Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    05/16/2012 1:44:58 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/16/12 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it. Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year. Republicans forced the vote by offering the president's plan on the Senate floor. Democrats disputed that it was actually the president's plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn't actually match Mr. Obama's budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president's numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan. Sen. Jeff...
  • Wright: I “Made It Comfortable” For Obama to Accept Christianity Without Having to Renounce Islam

    05/16/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 183 replies ^ | 5-15-2012 | Jim Hoft
    In a shocking interview yesterday on the Sean Hannity Radio Show, author Ed Klein said Barack Obama’s former pastor helped Obama accept Christianity without having to renounce Islam. The Daily Caller reported: Klein also said Wright told him he “made it comfortable” for Obama to accept Christianity without having renounce his “Islamic background,” which Klein said he has on tape. -snip- Klein spoke more on this in a separate interview with NewsMax: Klein says Obama originally sought out Wright to discuss community activism. “Quickly the conversations turned from picking up garbage on the street and getting streetlights put up on...
  • Obama can thank 'Julia' for his drop in the polls

    05/16/2012 1:03:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2012 | Sabrina L. Schaeffer
    If “Julia” taught us anything, it’s that the Democrats' agenda — a set of cradle-to-grave policies designed to “protect” women and keep them under the auspices of government control — is doomed to fail come November. Yesterday’s CBS/New York Times poll that found that women support Romney over Obama 46-44, revealing that playing gender politics actually doesn’t win you women’s — or men’s — votes. The fact is this “gender split” really just mimics the general vote split, suggesting that these ideas are widely unpopular. As I’ve written before, the “War on Women” narrative is risky business, as women are...
  • Tea Party Takeover (Anti-establishment Republicans could score upsets in four Senate battlegrounds)

    05/16/2012 11:41:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Journal ^ | 05/15/2012 | Josh Kraushaar
    For those who think Sen. Richard Lugar’s defeat was primarily attributable to running a weak campaign or for living outside of Indiana for decades, I’ve got one number in dissent: 38 percent. That’s the shockingly low percentage of the vote the six-term senator won this month, with a margin of defeat larger than any other senator in a primary over the past three decades. That’s a 2006 Rick Santorum-like loss, for a politician who had been accustomed to coasting to landslide victories. It suggests that even if Lugar had run a top-notch campaign, he would have been susceptible to forces...
  • Hillary in for Barry: Is that the Soros Plan?

    05/16/2012 12:11:42 PM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 52 replies
    Vanity | May 16,2012 | Kenny Bunk
    Over the past few weeks as one Obamagaffe has followed another, and the lies and posturing have become much more blatant, I have come to un-dismiss conspiratorial thoughts I have long been sharing on FR. Frankly, the fact that Glenn Beck was sharing the same thoughts on the radio today, certainly helped me out this ... again.You see, I have always had the sneaking suspicion that "The Plan" was ALWAYS to have Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. in for one term and one term only. In the past few weeks, the MSM has been actually ... gasp ... reporting (slightly) negative...
  • The New Labyrinthine Bureaucracy of Obamacare (159 New Ones)...

    05/16/2012 11:18:36 AM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    Save Your Rights ^ | April 3, 2012 | Staff
    Adding at least 159 new federal commissions and boards(my emp.) for healthcare reform seems like a great way to increase efficiency and access to medical care while at the same time decreasing costs. WRONG! Adding one new federal agency is one too many. Just 159 more reasons to repeal Obamacare! Below is a list of new boards and commissions created in the Obamacare bill.
  • Why the Left Dropped the Trayvon Story

    05/16/2012 11:05:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Rush ^ | March 16, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Developments in the Trayvon Martin case, and you'd be hard-pressed to find these developments out there. There have been two dramatic developments in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. According to the ABC News, George Zimmerman's family doctor saws him the morning after the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Here's what George Zimmerman's doctor found: A broken nose, two black eyes, bruises on his face and lip, two cuts on the back of his head, and a back injury. The NBC affiliate in Florida is reporting that the medical director who performed the autopsy on Trayvon Martin found only...
  • Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate

    05/16/2012 10:19:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Deb Fischer for Senate [Nebraska] ^ | 5/16/12 | Deb Fischer
    A lifelong Nebraskan, Deb Fischer knows about hard work, strong communities, and the Nebraska way of life. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Deb attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a B.S. in Education. Deb and her husband Bruce have been married for over 39 years and own a ranching business near Valentine. On the ranch, they raised their three sons, all of whom have returned to live and work on the family ranch. The Fischer family has been recognized for their conservation and environmental stewardship, receiving honors from the Nebraska Natural Resources Districts, Nebraska Cattleman and the...
  • Why Conservatives Must Join the Battle for America On Twitter

    05/15/2012 9:21:00 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-12 | John Nolte
    *snip* There are five crucial reasons for this: 1. Twitter is an equalizer in an eco-system where MSM types are no longer insulated in their bubble. We can now use Twitter to reach out to the media in order to challenge their biases, facts, lies, spin, and hypocrisy. The media is now accountable to their customers and you can bet this has an effect. Even the corrupt media types (which is most of them) are aware that these challenges posed on Twitter are potentially being tweeted and re-tweeted to thousands of readers. That's hard to ignore. 2. More and more...
  • Cruz consistent, compelling conservative

    05/16/2012 6:55:45 AM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies
    Austin Statesman ^ | May 15, 2012 | Editorial Board
    In the Republican primary, the competition for the U.S. Senate nomination is a race to the right and a crowded one at that. Though there are nine candidates in the race, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is the best known and certainly the best financed. Dewhurst acts like the chosen one, but GOP voters looking for a no pretense, no apologies conservative found one in challenger Ted Cruz. [Snip] Cruz has a big intellect and doesn't mind taking it for a spin around the room. He's smart; he knows it and you know it within minutes of talking to him. Yet,...
  • Defeat Law of the Sea Treaty -- Again

    05/16/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 16, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The stunning repudiation of Sen. Richard Lugar's, R-Ind., bid for a seventh term has sent shock waves through Washington's internationalist lobby. A former Rhodes Scholar, Lugar has spent his career promoting a globalist agenda, since he succeeded the late Jesse Helms as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One day after Indiana Republicans handed Lugar his walking papers, an outfit called the Atlantic Council held a forum to promote the discredited Law of the Sea Treaty. As former Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner beamed their approval, Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta declared that...
  • Would You Want Obama Investing Your Money?

    05/16/2012 6:39:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | May 16, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama is attacking Mitt Romney's job creation record when he headed a capital investment firm that turned failing companies and start-up businesses into success stories. The Obama campaign's two-minute TV attack ad was a breathtaking display of political gall by a president whose failed jobs record in a lackluster economy has been dismal at best. This week's Gallup poll puts the underemployment rate (people forced to work fewer hours, temporary jobs, and long term jobless Americans who have dropped out of the labor force) at 18 percent. The unemployment rate is still stuck at over 8 percent....
  • The Obama Economy Is Wrecking NASCAR

    05/16/2012 6:44:20 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 32 replies ^ | 5-15-12 | Michael Warren
    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has been considered America’s fastest growing sport, quickly becoming a national phenomenon. But a new economic study shows even NASCAR’s powerful engines haven’t been able to keep up with the Obama-era economy. The study, from the pro-market think tank Public Notice and Race Fans 4 Freedom, finds that the economic downturn of the last several years has directly affected how NASCAR fans watch and enjoy their sport. Since 2009, race attendance per year has fallen below 4 million people, and the number has been declining severely as the unemployment rate has...
  • War on Women Backfiring on Obama

    05/15/2012 11:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The New York Times believes the most interesting data coming out of the latest CBS News/New York Times poll is that the vast majority of Americans think President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage last week was a cynical ploy to gain a political advantage. That’s the lede in their story about the poll. Considering that the mainstream media — including the Times — gave the statement laudatory coverage, it is surprising to learn that 67 percent of Americans think he did it “mostly for political reasons” rather than believing his story about him evolving and doing what was right. But...
  • Mitt Romney's Poll Surge Might Be Bigger Than It Looks

    05/15/2012 9:49:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 148 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | May 15, 2012 | Peter Roff, contributing editor
    The latest CBS News/New York Times poll shows President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a dead heat in the race for the White House. Given that Obama has had a relatively good week and Romney something of a bad one, this poll is a real shocker. Asked for whom they would vote were the election held today, 46 percent of the nearly 600 registered voters surveyed said Romney while 43 percent said Obama. Given that the error margin is plus or minus four points, it looks like the race is all tied up. Actually, Romney may...
  • Obama tells Barnard women why imaginary world matters (Sometimes the jokes write themselves)

    05/15/2012 4:16:27 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    sf gate ^ | 5/15/2012 | Margot Magowan
    He’s back, people! First, President Obama made the amazing and inspiring move last week to finally support gay marriage. Have you see the latest New Yorker cover? Is this beautiful or what? How could anyone not feel happy looking at this image? The whole idea that gay marriage is “anti-family” or threatens “traditional” marriage is such an inane, warped, self-defeating argument. “Traditional” marriage was, of course, created as a financial contract to control the means of reproduction, that is, women. When women had no social, political, or financial power, when they were not allowed to own property and only valued...
  • O'Keefe Strikes Again--in North Carolina

    05/15/2012 2:30:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies ^ | 5/15/12 | Tony Lee
    James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas exposed how easy it was for someone to walk in to a polling place and get Attorney General Eric Holder’s ballot, and now it has released another video that shows how easily non-citizens--and even dead people--can vote in North Carolina, a crucial 2012 swing state. In the video, William Romero, an apparent non-citizen, is shown to be registered to vote in North Carolina. According to jury refusal records obtained by Project Veritas, Romero was recused for being a non-citizen. Yet when a researcher from Project Veritas went into the polling station, he found that not only...
  • Obama assets valued between $2.6M and $8.3M

    05/15/2012 2:46:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2012 | KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hold assets worth between nearly $2.6 million and nearly $8.3 million, according to financial disclosure reports released Tuesday by the White House. The documents show the couple's assets for last year. The first family's assets were valued between $1.8 million and nearly $12 million in 2010.
  • Companies accused of disguising sales pitch as polls to get around 'Do Not Call' rules

    05/15/2012 3:53:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox ^ | May 15, 2012
    Election season has apparently spawned a slick new way for telemarketers to get around the "Do Not Call" registry — hiding a timeshare sales pitch behind a phony political poll, say critics. With telemarketers barred from robo-calling people on the "Do Not Call" registry, a new phone campaign called "Political Opinions of America" offers a three-question "poll," and then offers a reward that sounds suspiciously like a classic timeshare sales pitch. An automated voice asks the recipient to complete a quick survey with questions like: “What’s the most important thing to restore our economy?” Other questions include: “How would you...
  • Dream Act students sue to stop Senate filibuster (illegals sue0

    05/15/2012 3:07:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-15-12 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrant students and members of the House sued the Senate this week to try to overturn the upper chamber’s filibuster rule, arguing that the 60-vote supermajority requirement violates the Constitution and is blocking important legislation such as legalization for illegal immigrants. If successful, the lawsuit, filed Monday, would rewrite the way the Senate operates — though courts generally have been reluctant to meddle in internal congressional rules.
  • Obama Drops His Name into Other Presidential Bios

    Many of President Obama’s fervent devotees are young enough not to have much memory of the political world before the arrival of The One. Coincidentally, Obama himself feels the same way—and the White House’s official website reflects that.
  • Releases First 2012 Map

    05/15/2012 8:32:41 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 24 replies ^ | 5-15-12 |
    From time to time, we poll our editors, writers and contributors and ask them to handicap every state in the country for the 2012 election between Romney and Obama. We then average out their predictions and put together a map of the electoral college, should the average of their predictions be correct. Our current map was posted Tuesday, May 15th and has Mitt Romney beating Barack Obama by the slimmest of margins, winning with 276 electoral votes over the incumbent President’s 262. Ohio is the lynchpin for the map below, as our team only gave Romney a 52% chance of...
  • Romney's Stellar Performance

    05/15/2012 6:23:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | May 15, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    LYNCHBURG, Va. -- It wasn't exactly the belly of the beast Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited recently on a picture-perfect commencement day at "the world's largest Christian University," but his appearance was a test as to whether the conservative school, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, would embrace a devout Mormon. And Romney passed. The more than 30,000 assembled in Liberty University's stadium to hear his commencement address not only applauded him when he proclaimed that marriage was a relationship between one man and one woman but also when he appealed to a "common purpose" in pursuit of shared...
  • Obama campaign: New York Times poll is 'biased'

    05/15/2012 7:13:32 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    May 15, 2012 9:44am 1 Comment Obama campaign: New York Times poll is 'biased' byCharlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer Share on emailShare on printFollow on Twitter: Obama campaign deputy manager Stephanie Cutter dismissed today's CBS/New York Times poll showing that 67 percent of people believed Obama made his decision on gay marriage for political reasons. Only 24 percent said that Obama did it “mostly because he thinks it is right.” Host Chuck Todd asked Cutter about the poll, admitting that the methodology of the poll was different, because it was a callback poll. "Put those caveats aside thats a lot...
  • Here are 79 examples of Barack Obama’s corruption, lying, lawbreaking, and cronyism.

    05/15/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Here are 79 examples of Barack Obama’s corruption, lying, lawbreaking, and cronyism.1) In April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of using the same “off the books” funding as his predecessor George W. Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had voted against when he was a Senator. 2) In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support...
  • Hybrid Owners Not Likely To Be Repeat Buyers

    05/14/2012 10:46:30 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 35 replies ^ | April 19, 2012 | ADMIN
    Most Hybrid Owners Choosing Not to Rebuy Hybrids - Many consumers are looking to fuel-efficient cars in order to find relief from today’s high gasoline prices. And automakers have been paying attention – there are now more fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles available than ever before. But when people who currently own a hybrid vehicle buy another car, they’re not buying another hybrid.
  • President Obama’s New Role in the Fight Against Black Homophobia (Thinking 'gays' are wrong = hate!)

    05/14/2012 9:25:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 15, 2012 | John McWhorter, contributing editor
    There are many reasons to be glad that President Obama has finally decided to stop dissimulating and openly advocate gay marriage. Not least among them is that he is no longer giving tacit approval to one of a prejudice in the African-American community that becomes more awkward and regrettable by the year. Homophobia, to be sure, is a sadly universal phenomenon. But it is one with especially deep roots among blacks. Polling numbers bear this out. In a recent Pew poll, 65 percent of American blacks reported thinking of homosexuality as wrong, while only 48 percent of whites did; in...
  • EDITORIAL: D.C. grabs guns from soldier

    05/14/2012 6:31:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 May, 2012 | NA
    The District grabbed the guns belonging to 1st Lt. Augustine Kim and won’t give them back. Two years ago, the South Carolina Army national guardsman had been injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Now he’s fighting to restore his constitutional rights. Before deploying overseas, the soldier drove his collection - which included an AR-15, a Beretta 9mm and several .45 caliber pistols - to his parents’ house in New Jersey for safe storage. Upon his return to the states and recovery, Lt. Kim wanted to bring his weapons back to his home in Charleston. On the way,...
  • GAO To Obama: More Oil Than Rest Of The World

    05/14/2012 7:09:16 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 14, 2012 | IBD Editorial
    Energy: The Government Accountability Office tells Congress the Green River Formation out West contains an "amount about equal to the entire world's proven oil reserves." So why are we keeping it locked up on federal lands? Exploding the Big Lie pushed by President Obama that we can't drill our way out of high gas prices because we have but 2% of the world's proven oil reserves, Anu Mittal, GAO director of natural resources and environment, testified before Congress last week that just one small part of the U.S. is capable of outproducing the rest of the planet. That small part...
  • Obama: You know, that John McCain was pretty reasonable compared to Romney

    05/14/2012 6:59:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2012 | AllahPundit
    Via BuzzFeed, here’s O hitting the eternal Democratic talking point that Republicans who no longer pose a threat to them were pretty sensible in hindsight but the new guy who might just beat them at the polls is the most radical wingnut yet. One thing both campaigns can agree on this year: Neither wants the public to perceive Romney as another McCain. Many of the current [Romney] strategy discussions are centered on not falling into the traps McCain did: looking wobbly as a leader and weak on the economy in the final weeks of the campaign. The private discussions include...
  • Senator Bill Nelson Co-Opted By Obama’s Extreme Agenda [Just Got Award For being pro-sodomy]

    05/14/2012 3:57:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    The Shark Tank ^ | 5/13/12 | Javier Manjarres
    Democratic Senator Bill Nelson finds himself in a quandry- unable to defend the failed Obama agenda that he has fully supported for the past four years, his last line of defense is to blame Republicans for causing partisan gridlock in Congress. After receiving an award from SAVE DADE for his role in helping to end the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, Nelson stated the following- "Just turn on your TV and you will see the extremism, the polarization, the excessive partisanship, the ideological rigidity, the people who say, it’s gonna be my way or no way, all of the...
  • What The Polls Are Telling Us Now

    05/14/2012 3:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 14, 2012 | Doug Schoen, Democratic pollster
    There has been a subtle shift in the polls for President Obama — whose approval rating has dropped to 46% in the most recent polling conducted by Gallup and Rasmussen Reports – with disapproval at 53% in the Rasmussen poll and 47% in the Gallup survey. The President’s approval numbers are mirrored in the most recent head-to-head data for General Election: Obama vs. Romney. The President is currently trailing Governor Romney by four points according to polling conducted by Rasmussen Reports between May 10-May 12th, with Romney leading 48%-44% — while the latest Gallup numbers show the race effectively tied...
  • Romney's boilerplate message on marriage at Liberty U: conservatives are being taken for a ride

    05/14/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    5/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Why the lack of pounding home this message at Liberty U? If he could take the time to say that marriage is "the relationship between one man and one woman" he could have used this occasion to pound the message home that he will push for a constitutional amendment that says that marriage shall be between one man and one woman. Some might say that there was no need to since Romney is not going to focus on social issues like this, as this would be a distraction and all. But that argument doesn't hold water, because if he could...
  • Painted ancient Maya numbers reflect calendar reaching well beyond 2012 (w/ Video)

    05/14/2012 1:19:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 10 MAY 2012 | Provided by National Geographic Society
    A vast city built by the ancient Maya and discovered nearly a century ago is finally starting to yield its secrets. Excavating for the first time in the sprawling complex of Xultún in Guatemala’s Petén region, archaeologists have uncovered a structure that contains what appears to be a work space for the town’s scribe, its walls adorned with unique paintings — one depicting a lineup of men in black uniforms — and hundreds of scrawled numbers. Many are calculations relating to the Maya calendar. One wall of the structure, thought to be a house, is covered with tiny, millimeter-thick, red...
  • Informer Endorses Obama In Same Sex Marriage Stance (Blacks still firmly on the reservation)

    05/14/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington City Paper ^ | May. 14, 2012 | Shani Hilton
    Remember how I said black people weren't going to go for Mitt Romney just because the president completed his "evolution" on same-sex marriage? The Informer endorses President Barack Obama's stance: There will be those who seek to use this issue to divide our community. As a people, we cannot afford such division. It is our hope that conversations on strengthening African American families continue in a civil and respectful way, on all sides, both with those who support the ability of same-sex couples to marry, and those who do not. We are glad that President Obama has joined Dr. Joseph...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL--John Boehner is stalling Fast and Furious contempt citation of Eric Holder

    05/13/2012 10:01:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 64 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/2012 | Doug Book
    If Darrell Issa has any thoughts of the full House voting on his Oversight Committee’s citation of contempt against Eric Holder, he will first have to clear the idea with the Attorney General’s staunchest allies and political defenders—Republican Speaker John Boehner, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy. Upon the Speaker’s office being provided a draft of the citation last week, a spokesman for the Republican leadership said “While there are very legitimate arguments to be made in favor of such an action, no decision has been made to move forward with one by the Speaker...
  • BREAKING: Ron Paul to end active campaigning

    05/14/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT · by mnehring · 129 replies
    An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions. "Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," said Paul, in a statement released Monday afternoon. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."
  • HHS Sends $5.9 Million to Program Run by Obama Buddy (U of Chicago program tied to MO)

    05/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5-14-12 | Keith Koffler
    The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obama’s...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall

    05/14/2012 10:35:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies ^ | 11:52 AM ET, 05/14/2012 | Greg Sargent
    Top Wisconsin Democrats are furious with the national party — and the Democratic National Committee in particular — for refusing their request for a major investment in the battle to recall Scott Walker, I’m told.The failure to put up the money Wisconsin Dems need to execute their recall plan comes at a time when the national Republican Party is sinking big money into defending Walker, raising fears that the DNC’s reluctance could help tip the race his way.“We are frustrated by the lack of support from the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Governors Association,” a top Wisconsin Democratic Party...
  • WH getting blowback from African-American churches over gay-marriage stance

    05/14/2012 11:18:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Hot ^ | May 14, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barney Frank told the panel on ABC’s This Week that “I don’t think anyone’s vote was changed” when Barack Obama endorsed the legalization of same-sex marriage — but that might be too optimistic an analysis. The New York Times reports that the White House went on a charm offensive with leaders of faith organizations, including and perhaps especially African-American churches where opposition to gay marriage runs high. So far, the charm offensive has had mixed results: About two hours after declaring his support for same-sex marriage last week, President Obama gathered eight or so African-American ministers on a conference call...
  • BREAKING - LightSquared to file for bankruptcy (Another Obama Porkulus Crony!)

    05/14/2012 11:20:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-14-12 | David Goodman
    Unable to reach a deal with its lenders, upstart wireless carrier LightSquared will file for bankruptcy Monday, according to two sources with knowledge of the company's plans. The move has been widely expected, since the company's options for appeasing its creditors were running out. LightSquare's lenders claim that it has been in default on its debt since its $9 billion partnership with Sprint Nextel
  • Canadian firm will receive up to 50 million stimulus dollars for NV solar plant with two employees

    05/14/2012 11:31:35 AM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 6 replies
    Nevada Journal ^ | May 10, 2012 | Kyle Gillis
    LAS VEGAS — The company behind the recently opened Silver State North solar plant is eligible to receive up to $50 million in federal tax credits under the Obama administration’s “stimulus” legislation, even though the plant created only two full-time jobs. According to a Department of Interior memo, Enbridge Energy Partners, a Canadian-based company with extensive energy holdings in the U.S. that purchased the Southern Nevada plant from Arizona-based First Solar, “can apply for payments of up to 30 percent of the eligible costs of the project — approximately $50 million.” The payments are available through the 1603 Program, a...
  • Poll puts Walker up nine in recall fight; Update: WI Dems “furious” with DNC over lack of support

    05/14/2012 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:01 pm on May 14, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Now that Democrats have ended their divisive recall primary in Wisconsin, one would expect the polling to show their nominee to be gaining some traction against sitting Governor Scott Walker. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was considered the stronger of the Democrats challenging Walker in the unusual recall election, and polls just after the recall showed him nearly within the margin of error of the incumbent. This week, however, a new poll from We Ask America of over 1200 likely voters puts Walker on top by nine, 52/43: While other polls also show Walker in the lead, no one is suggesting...
  • Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support... (title truncated)

    05/14/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies ^ | 5/14/12 | Dylan Stableford
    Original title: Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support; black churches ‘conflicted’ by president’s decision --------------------------------------------- After making his historic remarks on same-sex unions last week, President Barack Obama led a conference call with black church pastors to explain his support for gay marriage, the New York Times reports. The call, which was held with "eight or so African-American ministers," occurred about two hours after the president's interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Obama explained to them that he struggled with the decision, pastors on the call told the paper, but several voiced their disapproval. "They were wrestling with their...
  • Poll: Most Americans support same-sex unions [but NOT gay marriage]

    05/14/2012 8:33:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    CBS news ^ | May 14, 2012 | Tucker Reals
    A new CBS News/New York Times Poll shows a solid majority of Americans support legal recognition for same-sex couples - though not necessarily through the official act of marriage - and the number of people who do support full marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples is significantly higher among younger generations. Overall, 38 percent of those who responded to the survey said same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, just like any other couple. Another 24 percent said civil unions should be used to grant same-sex couples legal rights similar to male-female partnerships. Combined, that means 62 percent -...
  • In a Nod to Symbolism, Obama to Speak at Barnard Graduation [College FORCED to let BO speak!]

    05/14/2012 8:18:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies ^ | 5/13/12 | Brigid Bergin
    ...Obama arrives back in New York City on Monday and his first stop will be the campus of his alma mater - Columbia University. The president will address some 600 women graduating from Barnard College...