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  • 53,000 Dead Voters Found in Florida

    05/17/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-16-12 | J. Christian Adams
    I have learned that Florida election officials are set to announce that the secretary of state has discovered and purged up to 53,000 dead voters from the voter rolls in Florida. How could 53,000 dead voters have sat on the polls for so long? Simple. Because Florida hadn’t been using the best available data revealing which voters have died. Florida is now using the nationwide Social Security Death Index for determining which voters should be purged because they have died. Here is the bad news. Most states aren’t using the same database that Florida is. In fact, I have heard...
  • Ratings Collapse for Liberally Biased CNN Host Piers Morgan (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/20/2012 1:59:18 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 51 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 16, 2012 | Randy Hall
    On Tuesday, May 16, CNN did something that hadn't happened to the network since 1997: The 9 p.m. edition of Piers Morgan Tonight drew an audience of only 39,000 viewers in the important 25-54 age demographic. These numbers come as a huge blow to the host, liberal, former tabloid editor Piers Morgan.
  • The new Continental Army (Saturbray)

    05/19/2012 6:42:51 AM PDT · by bray · 21 replies ^ | 5/19/12 | bray
    These men are blemishes at your LOVE feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm---shepards who feed only themselves. They are clods without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. Jude 1:12 Our Founding Fathers gave us all the weapons we need to protect our Country from another Monarchy. Whether that Monarchy is a Dictator, a King or Premier they had the Biblical wisdom to protect us from the enslavement we are beginning to witness. America has allowed her freedom to be compromised for decades from both Democrat and Repub presidents and it is...
  • Republicans Plan Race-Baiting Scare With Jeremiah Wright…Again! (Puking predicted)

    05/20/2012 2:26:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | May 18, 2012 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    The Jeremiah Wright “Goddamn America” controversy came to a close when then-Senator Barack Obama and his family left their long-time church during his successful presidential campaign in 2008. But Mr. Wright has been resurrected from the dead by right-wing conservatives again, The Washington Post reports. A super PAC has on the table a proposal that may bring the controversy back to light. Billionaire Joe Ricketts was suppose to back the proposal, but has now backed off of it. “The world is about to see Jeremiah Wright and understand his influence on Barack Obama for the first time in a big,...
  • Will U.S. Sovereignty Be LOST At Sea? Obama Signs U.N. Treaty That Redistributes Drilling Revenues

    05/20/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 207 replies
    Forbes ^ | may 20, 2012 | Forbes OpEd
    A proposed Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), which has been signed by President Obama but not yet ratified by Congress, will subordinate U.S. naval and drilling operations beyond 200 miles of our coast to a newly established U.N. bureaucracy. If approved, it will grant a Kingston, Jamaica-based International Seabed Authority (ISA) the power to regulate deep-sea oil exploration, seabed mining, and fishing rights. As part of the deal, as much as 7% of U.S. government revenue that is collected from oil and gas companies operating off our coast will be forked over to ISA for redistribution to poorer, landlocked...
  • Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban

    05/20/2012 10:40:55 AM PDT · by thouworm · 82 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 18, 2012 | Michael Hastings
    “I just don’t want to see something this significant – whatever the pros and cons – go through without anyone noticing,” “ says one source on the Hill, who is disturbed by the law. According to this source, the law would allow "U.S. propaganda intended to influence foreign audiences to be used on the domestic population." The new law would give sweeping powers to the State Department and Pentagon to push television, radio, newspaper, and social media onto the U.S. public. “It removes the protection for Americans,” says a Pentagon official who is concerned about the law. “It removes oversight...
  • Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood (Let the Vetting begin)

    05/20/2012 9:10:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 30 replies
    Daniel Pipes ^ | April 29 - 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    As Barack Obama's candidacy comes under increasing scrutiny, his account of his religious upbringing deserves careful attention for what it tells us about the candidate's integrity. Obama asserted in”>(December,) "I've always been a Christian," and he has adamantly denied ever having been a Muslim. "The only connection I've had to Islam is that my grandfather on my father's side came from that country [Kenya]. But I've never practiced Islam." In February, he claimed: "I have never been a Muslim. … other than my name and the fact that I lived in a populous Muslim country for 4 years when...

    05/20/2012 9:56:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 185 replies
    Big Government ^ | May 20, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    A YouTube video uploaded on Monday afternoon apparently shows a schoolteacher from the Rowan-Salisbury school district in North Carolina informing a student that failing to be respectful of President Obama is a criminal offense. The video shows a classroom discussion about the Washington Post hit piece about Mitt Romney bullying a kid some five decades ago. One student says, “Didn’t Obama bully someone though?” The teacher says: “Not to my knowledge.” The student then cites the fact that Obama, in Dreams from My Father, admits to shoving a little girl. “Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” screams the teacher....
  • NAACP backs gay marriage

    05/19/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 110 replies
    NAACP backs gay marriage By DONOVAN SLACK | 5/19/12 5:35 PM EDT CAMP DAVID – The board of the NAACP, one of the nation’s oldest and largest African American advocacy organizations, has passed a resolution supporting gay marriage in the wake of President Obama’s public endorsement of same-sex unions. “The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure the political, social and economic equality of all people,” board chair Roslyn M. Brock said in a statement following passage of the resolution on Saturday. “We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law.” The chairman emeritus, Julian Bond,...
  • Judge rules Wisconsin public union members must opt in on dues

    05/19/2012 4:37:34 PM PDT · by Jean S · 20 replies
    JSOnline via ^ | 5/18/12 | Patrick Marley
    MADISON, Wis. -- State unions were dealt a setback Friday when a federal judge said they would have to get their members to opt in, rather than opt out, to having the state deduct union dues from their paychecks. What's more, the judge did not rule on dues deductions for unions that he earlier found the state improperly decertified. The state's largest unions were decertified, and the ruling -- at least for now -- will make it harder for them to get money from dues. But U.S. District Court Judge William Conley gave unions one beneficial ruling by saying that...
  • 15 Facts That Even Obama's Biggest Supporters Should Be Able To Admit Are True

    05/19/2012 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | May 19, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan Conservatives and liberals may disagree on reasons, motivations, and excuses for Barack Obama's performance, but the facts are still facts. There may be many reasons that a pro football coach goes 1-15, but everyone can agree that his record is still 1-15, right? Well, here are some basic facts about how the country is faring with Barack Obama in the White House. Take a look at the numbers, sans commentary, and make your own judgment about whether Barack Obama deserves...
  • Obama campaign working to counter new voter ID laws

    05/19/2012 9:01:34 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 19 may 2012 | Amy Gardner
    President Obama’s reelection campaign launched a national drive Friday to counter new restrictive voter-access laws, which advisers said threaten his electoral chances in November. Organizers will fan out in key swing states this weekend to teach volunteers and voters how to navigate a series of laws passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures imposing stricter identification requirements, limiting early voting and making it harder to organize voter-registration drives. It is the beginning of a months-long effort, campaign officials said, to combat what they described as a Republican effort to stifle voting among young people and minorities, two groups that traditionally tend to...
  • Rickettses show their true colors (LIBERAL SPORTS COLUMNIST GOES APOPLECTIC)

    05/20/2012 8:53:42 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 20, 2012 | RICK TELANDER
    The Ricketts family saddens me. I am sorry I ever said the city of Chicago or the people of Wrigleyville should sacrifice to help the owners of the Cubs build a better and more valuable team and Wrigley Field. I advocated that as recently as last week. I never wanted folks to open their wallets and simply give the Rickettses their cash, but I thought that the public could make some concessions and that the neighborhood could put aside its desires and be helpful in building a stadium that could improve the Cubs and, perhaps, bring new revenue to the...
  • Could Overhauled Organizing Deliver Virginia to the GOP This Fall? Dems say they're not worried

    05/20/2012 1:53:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The National Journal ^ | May 19, 2012 | Rebecca Kaplan
    If you need proof that President Obama's team will run a formidable ground game in Virginia, consider this: At the 2012 kickoff rally in Richmond, organizers say they signed up 1,500 new volunteers from the 8,000 people in the crowd. But in addition to obvious dangers like a struggling economy, Obama’s team will face a new threat -- a better-prepared Republican Party coming off three years of victories in the state. That wasn’t the case in 2008, when John McCain’s campaign figured Virginia would follow its long-established trend of voting Republican in the presidential race. He ended up losing by...
  • Sarah Jessica Parker Will Host ‘Fabulous’ Obama Fundraising Dinner Next Month

    05/19/2012 8:45:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | May 19, 2012 | Levi Murphy
    Sarah Jessica Parker announced in a campaign email that she will be hosting a “fabulous” fundraising dinner hosting President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The “Sex And The City” star will be hosting the event on Friday July 14th in her New York City home reports Politico. In an email sent out by the Obama Campaign and signed by Sarah Jessica Parker, she writes: “As a woman, a mother, and an entrepreneur, I need to believe our country can be a place where everyone has a fair shot at success. This November’s election will determine whether we get to...
  • David Axelrod Privately Calls Barack Obama “Black Jesus”

    05/19/2012 4:34:00 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 128 replies ^ | 05.18.2012 | CHARLES C. JOHNSON
    David Axelrod privately calls Barack Obama “Black Jesus,” according to Edward Klein’s fantastic new book, The Amateur (p. 59). “[Barack Obama] is the living, breathing apotheosis of the American melting pot,” Klein quotes Axelrod as saying. Axelrod, as we know, isn’t alone. According to Klein, Micah Tillman, lecturer in philosophy at the Catholic University of America, called Obama “the Platonic philosopher king we’ve been looking for the past 2,400 years.” And no less an authority than Oprah has called him “The One.”
  • Ted Cruz on SP Radio: Phones Lit Like Christmas Tree after Palin Endorsement (TX US Senate race)

    05/19/2012 1:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Cypress Times ^ | May 19, 2012
    Immediately after former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s endorsement, “the phones lit up like a Christmas tree,” and over 1,000 donations poured in over the next 48 hours, U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz said during an interview with LaDonna Hale Curzon, host and executive producer of Sarah Palin Radio. Like Fischer and Mourdock before him, Cruz is the underdog candidate competing against those who have more money and deep connections to the GOP establishment. Her endorsement has given the Cruz campaign such a boost that the power behind it has been dubbed “the Palin Effect.” “It has been absolutely incredible! The...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Temple Israel Destroy 70 Year Family Relationship [No Debate Allowed]

    05/19/2012 12:23:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 5/18/12 | Javier Manjarres
    DNC Chair/Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s partisan political tactics have brought an end to the 70 year-old relationship between Temple Israel of North Miami and one of its past presidents and most respected members, the honorable Stanley Tate. Wasserman Schultz and Tate were both scheduled to address the Temple Israel congregation regarding U.S.-Israeli relations, but apparently Wasserman Schultz couldn’t handle the fact that Tate would undoubtedly contradict her partisan talking points- so much for “diversity” when it comes to Debbie allowing equal time to opposing points of view. In what can only be described as an act of political spite, Wasserman...
  • Nelson tells business group corporate taxes are ‘too high and too complex’ [Rat Liar]

    05/19/2012 5:00:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Post on Politics ^ | 5/18/12 | George Bennett
    Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson called for corporate tax reform Wednesday night in a speech to the Florida Council of 100 in Washington. Gov. Rick Scott is scheduled to meet today with the group, which was formed by former Gov. Farris Bryant in 1961 to provide advice on Florida issues from a business perspective. While not offering specifics, Nelson seemed to suggest an overhaul in which rates would be lowered in exchange for closing loopholes and eliminating tax breaks. He said he’s been talking with Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who’s been mentioned as a potential Mitt Romney running mate.
  • Surprise: Obama’s campaign now fundraising off of Rev. Wright attack ad that never ran

    05/19/2012 12:27:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 18, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Like I said yesterday, given his liabilities on the economy, I think The One’s reasonably comfortable with nearly any change of subject. Even this subject: Campaign manager Jim Messina sent out a fundraising appeal Thursday night saying that the proposal, submitted to (and rejected by) a Republican super PAC, “shows in vivid and gruesome detail what the President and all of us are up against.” He adds, “This is going to be worse than we could have imagined … Pitch in today to fight these attacks and show them this only makes us stronger.”… These Democratic efforts to promote this...
  • Citizens United Political Victory Fund Endorses Salmon for Congress

    05/18/2012 2:33:13 PM PDT · by Charlotte Ralstin · 1 replies
    Salmon for Congress ^ | May 17, 2012
    Nationally recognized conservative organization calls Salmon "courageous leader" EAST VALLEY - Former Congressman and candidate for Arizona's 5th congressional district Matt Salmon today received the endorsement from the Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF). CUPVF, the affiliated PAC of Citizens United and widely recognized as the "Conservative PAC for Conservative Candidates," issued the following statement from David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United: "Matt Salmon is a principled conservative and it is critically important for him to return to Congress at this seminal moment in American history. Matt will be a courageous leader in Washington from day one, because he...
  • How White Will the Electorate Be?

    05/18/2012 12:26:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 18, 2012 | Jonathan Chait
    Last month, Emory University political scientist Alan Abramowitz noticed something unusual. Most of the polling about the presidential race found President Obama leading Mitt Romney, by mid-to-high single digits. But the Gallup poll had Romney ahead. Polls, like everything else remotely affecting the presidential race, have come to be the objects of intense debate, each studied and scrutinized for its differences, but Gallup’s holds particular weight among horse race watchers: It runs a tracking survey that produces new findings every day. Also, because it has such a long history, many of the many articles comparing Obama’s poll standing with a...
  • For Jewish Voters, Congressman Photoshops In His Jewish Mother

    05/17/2012 10:18:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 17, 201 | Rebecca Elliot
    Rep. Brad Sherman, in a fierce fight for re-election in his Los Angeles district, got caught photoshopping his mother into some versions of a mailing. A source provided BuzzFeed the extended version of the mom-added mailing, which offers a likely explanation: It was part of a package aimed at Jewish voters
  • Barack Obama Target Of Attack Ads Put Together By Chicago Cubs' Financier

    05/18/2012 2:36:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    SB Nation Chicago ^ | 5/18/12 | Bradley Woodrum
    The Chicago Cubs leadership has come under scrutiny after it became known that Joe Ricketts, father of Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, is funding attack ads against President Barack Obama.
  • Muslim Brotherhood Wants to Re-Elect Barack Hussein Obama

    05/17/2012 5:49:09 PM PDT · by mnehring · 11 replies
    In this YouTube video from Walid Shoebat's site, Tom Trento, of United West, describes the recent collusion of the president of the United States with the terrorist group known as the Muslim Brotherhood.  Besides heading United West, Tom Trento is the executive director of the Florida Security Council; both organizations "specialize in international terrorism research and grassroots activism."Mentioned in the YouTube presentation, The ISNA or Islamic Society of North America has been described by Islamic scholar Stephen Schwartz as "one of the chief conduits through which the radical Saudi form of Islam passes into the United States."  Furthermore, "according to terrorism...
  • Socialist Party endorses President Obama

    05/17/2012 5:45:33 PM PDT · by mnehring · 10 replies
    Examiner Blog ^ | 08/2011
    In a striking move against American Capitalism that has built America, Socialist leader of France Francois Hollande endorsed President Obama for President in 2012. Since President Obama has taken office the number of person’s now collecting aide from either State of the Federal Government has risen from 20 million plus to nearly 50 million people in a county of a population of 311 million individuals. The United States of America know throughout the world as being the richest is now seeing 1 in every six Americans not having enough to eat every day. America our country that once built the...
  • Russian Communist Newspaper Endorses Obama… Americans Should ‘Do the Opposite’

    05/17/2012 5:33:26 PM PDT · by mnehring · 3 replies
    the Blaze ^ | March 29th
    On Thursday, Russian Newspaper Pravda (former official propaganda arm of the Soviet Communist Party) delivered an endorsement of President Obama in an op-ed that also attacked GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney. In what was an exhaustive string of piercing insults, the column’s author, Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey, juxtaposed his detest for Romney – and the U.S.-Russia relations he believes would result from his potential election — with what he hailed a golden era currently enjoyed under Obama. Responding to an instance in which Romney reportedly called Russia America’s “geopolitical foe,” Hinchey writes: “Exactly at a time when Russia and the USA are finding...
  • Communist Party Endorses Obama For 2012

    05/17/2012 5:30:19 PM PDT · by mnehring · 34 replies
    It may be early in the campaign season, but the Communist Party USA already has seen fit to endorse Barack Obama for the 2012 election. While noting he is disappointed with "some aspects" of the Obama administration's domestic and foreign policy, Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party USA, threw his support behind Obama's re-election bid. Read more:
  • How Do You Say ‘ObamaCare’ in Spanish?

    05/17/2012 9:54:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | May 17, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    ObamaCare is as unpopular today as it was when the Democrats rammed it through Congress in 2010. Polls consistently find that a majority wants the law repealed in whole or in part. Knowing that, the Obama campaign is loathe to tout its signature legislation or make it a prominent part of its campaign. In English, anyway. In its English advertising, Team Obama so far is sticking to “shiny thing of the week” distractions, attacking Romney for being a successful business man, and so forth. ObamaCare doesn’t rate a mention. But in its Spanish advertising, the Obama campaign is speaking from...
  • Berkshire Hathaway buys 63 newspapers [Obama Lover Buffett will Overtly control mass media]

    05/17/2012 8:51:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/17/12 | Dylam Byers
    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has bought 63 newspapers from Media General for $142 million, the companies announced today. Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary BH Media Group will now add daily and weekly titles in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama to the Omaha World-Herald Company newspapers it already owns. Those papers include the Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) and the Winston-Salem Journal (NC). Media General, which also owns 18 network-affiliated television stations, will hold its Tampa, Florida, newspapers.
  • Romney Campaign Rejects Using the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Against Obama

    05/17/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 128 replies
    NYT ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Mitt Romney’s campaign manager rejected efforts to use President Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in ads attacking the president, as reportedly planned by a “super PAC” working toward electing Mr. Romney in November. “Unlike the Obama campaign, Gov. Romney is running a campaign based on jobs and the economy, and we encourage everyone else to do the same,” the campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, said in a statement on Thursday morning. “President Obama’s team said they would ‘kill Romney,’ and, just last week, David Axelrod referred to individuals opposing the president as ‘contract killers.’ It’s clear President Obama’s team...
  • ALEC And The Left's War On Free Speech

    05/17/2012 8:39:29 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/16/2012 | IBD Staff
    Advocacy: If you want an insight into today's left, look at its multifront war against the American Legislative Exchange Council for committing the grave sin of pushing free-market bills in state legislatures. At a recent meeting in Washington, Aniello Alioto of ProgressNow Colorado summed up the left-wing's campaign against ALEC: "Never relent, never let up pressure, and always increase." According to the Washington Free Beacon, ProgressNow was one of several left-wing groups meeting at AFL-CIO headquarters earlier this month to plot their ongoing campaign against ALEC. Other groups included Common Cause and the Color of Change. So what's got the...
  • Obama’s aides freak over possible Rev. Wright-themed attack ads

    05/17/2012 8:25:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Obama’s aides freak over possible Rev. Wright-themed attack ads By Neil Munro - The Daily Caller 9:28 AM 05/17/2012 Top Democratic strategists have reacted quickly to stop a proposed $10 million advertising campaign that would highlight the relationship between President Barack Obama and his old Chicago pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Plans for the potential ad campaign were revealed this morning by the New York Times. “Stunning! Will Mitt stand up, as [Sen.] John McCain did? Or allow the purveyors of slime to operate on his behalf?” claimed a 5.42 a.m. tweet from David Axelrod, the senior strategic at Obama’s campaign...
  • Arizona official to Hawaii: Show birth verification

    05/17/2012 7:34:20 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 71 replies
    WND ^ | May 16, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A state official in Arizona has asked Hawaii for verification of the information on Barack Obama’s birth certificate, the document that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s special investigative team has concluded may be a forgery. Members of the Surprise, Ariz., Tea Party, who petitioned Arpaio to investigate Obama’s eligibility, say they are awaiting word from the state secretary of state regarding whether Obama’s name will be on the 2012 presidential ballot in Arizona. Secretary of State Ken Bennett had promised to ask Hawaii officials for verification of Obama’s documentation, vowing that if answers are not forthcoming, Obama’s name will not be on...
  • Hopeless Change: Young Americans getting the worst of Obama's Economy

    05/17/2012 4:24:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | May 17, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    While we have rescued our economy from catastrophe, we have also begun to build a new foundation for growth." Barack Obama from the White House, August 7, 2009 In 2008, Obama inspired legions of young Americans who bought into his "Change you can believe in" campaign message. According to the Pew Research Center, voters under the age of 30 supported Obama over John McCain 66:31 – by far the largest disparity between young voters and other age groups in any presidential election since exit polling began in 1972. In addition to the critical vote totals, Obama attracted thousands of high...
  • I-Team Report: NATO Peacekeepers [Obama can't get Chicago the Olympics, only screaming anarchists]

    05/17/2012 7:10:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 5/17/12 | Chuck Goudie
    It is the largest law enforcement operation in Chicago history, melding dozens of agencies and spanning all levels of government. The goal is to protect the president, heads of state and diplomats from violent protesters, anarchistsand terrorists while at the same time securing everyone's rights and keeping property intact. On the waterways, in the air and on land,peacekeeping is a monstrous undertaking for federal, stateand local authorities.
  • Time for a Federal law directing death info be compared with voter registrations

    05/17/2012 7:20:46 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies ^ | May 17, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Examples of how easy it is to assume the identity of a dead person for purposes of casting a vote are growing. America has an “identity Achilles Heel” and it’s our voting process. In our nation the amount of identification required for an activity grows in direct proportion to how important an activity is thought to be – except when it comes to voting. Consider the activities judged to be more important than voting as indicated by the level of identification required. Picking up tickets at a “Will Call” window requires a photo ID and sometimes more. Opening a bank...
  • New Study: High Corporate Taxes Stifle Small Businesses

    05/17/2012 7:32:47 AM PDT · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-16 | Hugh Johnson
    It’s generally best to speak to experts when making broad claims about national policy. For instance, if we want to analyze U.S. corporate tax policy it’s probably best to take the word of a few tax attorneys than, say, a constitutional law scholar. A new study by Jonathan Sallet and Robert Rizzi, partner attorneys in the tax practice of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, highlight the constricting nature of corporate tax rates. ATR has previously highlighted the job-killing nature of high corporate taxes and the anti-growth effects of maintaining the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world. Published by the...
  • Consumer Blinks as "Consumer Comfort" Collapses Most In 4 Years

    05/17/2012 7:42:36 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May, 17, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    We have seen three very loud and very clear messages this week on the state of the US consumer's mind. After a few months of extravagance, on the back of what can only be described as depression-fatigue, reality is biting once again. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort index just missed expectations by its greatest amount in three years and has plunged over the last 5 weeks by the most in four years - dropping back to four-month lows. Do these two messages explain the catastrophe that is JCP's results this quarter? We suspect so as the outlook for the economy (sub-index)...
  • Obama's Co-President

    05/17/2012 6:51:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-17-2012 | MOTUS
    Boy, Ed Klein’s new book has more panties in a bunch around here than even Jodi Kantor’s did – and I didn’t think that was possible. President Obama famously claimed to know more about policy than his policy directors, but he didn’t mention First Lady Michelle Obama, who comprises one half of a “stealth co-presidency” according to a new book on the Obamas. It’s not as if Lady M wanted to be co-president: Michelle Obama practically vetoed the choice of Hillary Clinton serving as vice president. “Do you really want Bill and Hillary just down the hall from you in...
  • Surveillance Drone Spotted Near Chicago - For NATO Summit?

    05/16/2012 8:50:33 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 60 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13th 2012 | MisterBees
    This was filmed in Elgin, Illinois about 40 miles from Chicago. I assume it's for the NATO summit this week as a security measure.
  • Another IncreaseJobless Claims, Another Adjustment to Last Week's #s-Make it Look Good for BO

    05/17/2012 5:37:55 AM PDT · by Reagan69 · 10 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 05-17-12 | Jeffry Bartash
    The number of Americans who filed requests for jobless benefits was unchanged last week at 370,000, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. Claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 370,000 from an initial reading 367,000.
  • JP Morgan Chase Next on Obama Administration Hit List

    05/17/2012 5:41:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 17, 2012 | George Jarkesy
    President Obama and his lackeys on the left will do and say anything to destroy our capitalist system that has made us the greatest nation to ever grace this earth. Let’s face it; the President is a utopian idealist, who has no real world experience working with the “free-market” system. His primary purpose is to push his agenda of “fair-share” and to increase the individual’s dependency on “Big Government”. With the Justice Department today indicating they are launching a criminal probe into a $2 Billion trading loss at JP Morgan, the President’s Administration is at it again. JP Morgan Chase...
  • “Jon Corzine – What’s Going On?”

    05/17/2012 5:46:56 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 30 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 05/16/12 | Sydney Williams
    It pays to be rich, powerful and a Democrat with friends in Washington. While Anna Gristina, a Connecticut mother accused of being a New York “madam” sits in a cell on Riker’s Island, Jon Corzine, the former CEO of MF Global sits at home in his New Jersey mansion. MF Global had been a publically traded securities firm with $40 billion in assets, but with liabilities even larger, filed for bankruptcy late last year, after being accused of co-mingling customer funds with its own, a flagrant violation of securities law.
  • Romney closes in on Obama's campaign cash for April

    05/17/2012 5:43:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/17/12
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised almost as much money as President Barack Obama last month, taking in more than $40.1 million in fundraising efforts, the Romney campaign reported on Thursday.
  • 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...