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  • Being an Intern at Obama for America - Apply Today (OK, FReepers!)

    Young FReepers need to infiltrate this!!!!! Hopefully, there are some "in" already! My, gawd, these people are asinine!
  • Networks Whine Over 'Massive Spending Gap' Between GOP and Dems in Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 8:34:23 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 06, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    Searching for an excuse to explain what went wrong for Democrats in Wisconsin, the broadcast networks blamed "a record-shattering $64 million poured into" the recall election by "conservative out-of-state groups" supporting Republican Governor Scott Walker.   On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, correspondent Bill Plante promoted Obama campaign talking points on the major Democratic loss: "...what it called the 'massive spending gap'. Governor Walker's supporters raised $31 million to $4 million for the challenger, Tom Barrett....with most of that money coming from out of state – a huge chunk of it from the super-PACs." On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Dean...
  • Making Reporters Use Government Equipment to Write About Jobs Numbers?

    06/06/2012 7:33:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 6, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The unilateral, unprecedented move by the Labor Department with this politically critical data has First Amendment proponents up in arms.The deadline is closing in on a Labor Department order requiring news organizations to use government computers and equipment to distribute sensitive economic data — including the politically important and sometimes unsavory monthly jobs report. Until now, reporters have been provided the Labor data shortly before the embargoed release time to analyze and draft their stories from a lock-up room at the department. When it’s release time, the Labor Department flips a switch to let news organizations transmit over secure lines...
  • Obama will not extend tax cuts, W.H. says

    06/06/2012 10:12:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 6, 2012 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The White House is sticking by its opposition to an extension of the Bush tax cuts for wealthy Americans despite the increasing number of Democrats voicing support for it, including former President Bill Clinton. Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday that President Obama will not sign an extension. "He will not. Could I be more clear?" Carney said, according to the Associated Press.
  • Greece Warns of Going Broke as Tax Proceeds Dry Up

    06/06/2012 10:46:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 5, 2012 | Liz Alderman
    As European leaders grapple with how to preserve their monetary union, Greece is rapidly running out of money. Government coffers could be empty as soon as July, shortly after this month’s pivotal elections. In the worst case, Athens might have to temporarily stop paying for salaries and pensions, along with imports of fuel, food and pharmaceuticals.
  • GOP's 'Young Guns' say they want to work with Democrats in House (BARF)

    06/06/2012 11:29:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | June 4, 2012 | Deirdre Walsh
    What a difference two years make. Instead of a band of rabble-rousing conservatives, a markedly different group was plotting campaign strategy with House Republican leaders at a recent party headquarters meeting. Gone is the tea party-infused talk of confrontation. This diverse group -- top-tier candidates picked to be in the GOP's "Young Guns" program -- includes an openly gay former Massachusetts state legislator, an African-American female mayor from Utah and an Indian-American Ivy league graduate from California. Unlike the take-no-prisoners approach of two years ago, these candidates stressed the need to work with Democrats to get things done in Washington....
  • Soros Spends $400 Million On 'Open Society' Education...

    06/06/2012 11:41:15 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 6/5/2012 | Dan Gainor
    About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS CNSNews.TV On the Spot On the Scene The Schein OTJ Golden Hookah Soros Spends $400 Million On 'Open Society' Education, 'Social Action,' Colleges And Universities By Dan Gainor June 5, 2012 Subscribe to Dan Gainor's posts School is letting out around the United States, but for George Soros, education never stops. Soros has given more than $400 million to colleges and universities, including money to most prominent institutions in the United States. He also helped establish Central European University (CEU) which, in turn, uses its resources to promote his personal goal of an...
  • Justice Dept. tries to cut Fast and Furious deal with Congress

    06/05/2012 6:31:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/12 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice told Republican House leadership in a Tuesday letter that it hopes to reach an agreement with congressional overseers on how much information about Operation Fast and Furious it is required to hand over. Congressional Republicans have threatened to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not fully complying with a 22-part subpoena served last October. The letter comes amid reports that House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has obtained evidence proving that senior Justice Department officials approved Operation Fast and Furious gunwalking tactics. The Justice Department letter was in response to a...
  • Obama spends record amount of time fundraising

    06/06/2012 10:22:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 6/6/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    No, it’s not your imagination: President Barack Obama is spending a whole lot of time fundraising, perhaps more than any incumbent president in history. Including this week’s trip to California, he will have spent eight of 24 weekdays during the past month – that’s a third of them - on the road and collecting cash. His event Thursday morning will mark his 153rd fundraiser since announcing his reelection bid last year. That’s nearly double the number that his predecessor George W. Bush had attended by this point in his reelection campaign, according to CBS’s Mark Knoller, who put 43’s early...
  • Wanggaard not conceding, not yet asking for recount... unofficial Lehman win(To Deny Dem Cheats-WI)

    06/06/2012 11:17:12 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    wtmj ^ | June 6, 2012 CREATED 11:45 AM - UPDATED: 12:42 PM | Jay Sorgi
    RACINE - The campaign for Racine Republican State Senator Van Wanggaard has not conceded victory to Democrat John Lehman in a recall election, but has said they are not yet asking for a recount.“We know that there are a number of outstanding absentee ballots, voting irregularities, and that there were problems across the county in the unofficial tally of ballots,” said Wanggaard in a statement. “People across the state and country have asked that I immediately ask for a recount. However, we all know that the best decisions are made when well-rested and after consideration of all options.”Lehman unofficially won the...
  • Why Obama Strikes Out In Court (Zero Seeks Radical Expansion of Federal Power)

    06/06/2012 10:29:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/6/2012 | Ilya Shapiro
    As the world awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on ObamaCare, there's a larger story that the pundits are missing: the court's rejection of the Obama administration's increasingly extreme claims on behalf of unlimited federal power. This term alone, the high court has ruled unanimously against the government on religious liberty, criminal procedure and property rights. When the administration can't get even a single one of the liberal justices to agree with it in these unrelated areas of the law, that's a sign there's something wrong with its constitutional vision.
  • California Primary Results [Flash: Obamugabe Got Less than 52% of the Dem vs. Rep Vote!]

    06/06/2012 10:04:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    [Here are screen caps of the Republican and Democrat Primary Results from yesterday]
  • The Real 'War on Women' (Thomas Sowell on Obama)

    06/06/2012 9:56:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 6, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Among the people who are disappointed with President Obama, none has more reason to be disappointed than those who thought he was going to be "a uniter, rather than a divider" and that he would "bring us all together." It was a noble hope, but one with no factual foundation. Barack Obama had been a divider all his adult life, especially as a community organizer, and he had repeatedly sought out and allied himself with other dividers, the most blatant of whom was the man whose church he attended for 20 years, Jeremiah Wright. Now, with his presidency on...
  • VOTE 2012 - Are you registered to vote?

    06/06/2012 9:07:56 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 32 replies
    14% of Americans think they are registered to vote, but they're not! That's roughly 33 MILLION people! Use the voter look up tool and make sure you are registered to vote.
  • Report says Democrat takes last Senate seat (Wisconsin Senate can reconvene early...

    06/06/2012 8:52:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 60 replies
    Leader-Telegram ^ | 6/6/2012 | Staff
    Democrats appeared to have assumed control of the state Senate with results posted early Wednesday showing former Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) in a tight race defeating incumbent Van Wanggard, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting...
  • Paying For Obama's Wild Spending Binge

    06/06/2012 6:57:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jne 6, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    President Obama gave a speech in Iowa recently in which he told one of the biggest whoppers of his 2012 re-election campaign. Under increasing attack from Mitt Romney's campaign and Republican super-PACs for the unprecedented trillion dollar deficits and $16 trillion debt he has run up during his presidency, Obama claims he has the best fiscal record of any chief executive in the past six decades. Here's what the president said with a straight face: "But what my opponent didn't tell you was that federal spending since I took office has risen at the slowest pace of any president in...
  • Obama Economist Solution: Borrow More Money

    06/06/2012 7:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2012 | David Mitchell
    Writing in today’s Washington Post, former Obama economist Larry Summers put forth the strange hypothesis that more red ink would improve the federal government’s long-run fiscal position. This sounds like an excuse for more Keynesian spending as part of another so-called stimulus plan, but Summers claims to have a much more modest goal of prudent financial management.And if we assume there’s no hidden agenda, what he’s proposing isn’t unreasonable.But before floating his idea, Summers starts with some skepticism about more easy-money policy from the Fed. Many in the United States and Europe are arguing for further quantitative easing to bring...
  • Obama: Don't Like What You Saw In Wisconsin? Wait Until You See What Happens In November!!!!

    06/06/2012 7:36:03 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-6-2012 | MOTUS
    “We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve." Emperor Hirohito The sleeping Giant, off the coast of Ireland’s Dingle peninsula Could it be? Could the pendulum – after tracing one of the longest arcs ever recorded in the history of America - possibly be swinging back? Finally? There certainly were indications of that possibility last night from both fly-over and - of all places - California!?! What’s up with that – the Tea Party isn’t even legal in California! So here are the gory results from Wisconsin: despite voter turnout of 119% in Madison...
  • Obama campaign: 'Strong message' sent to Walker (barf alert!!)

    06/06/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT · by Justaham · 65 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/6/12 | Byron Tau
    The Obama campaign — which has largely kept President Obama himself out of the Wisconsin recall election — puts out a statement saying that a message had been sent to Gov. Scott Walker, despite his win. "While tonight’s outcome was not what we had hoped for – no one can dispute the strong message sent to Governor Walker. Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites from all walks of life took a stand against the politics of division and against the flood of secret and corporate money spent on behalf of Scott Walker, which amounted to a massive spending gap of more...
  • Liberal Talk Show Host: National Anthem Is an ‘Abomination’ (Bill Press)

    06/06/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 33 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | June 5, 2012 at 10:06pm | Mytheos Holt
    PRESS (11:31:) … But it’s an abomination. First it ranges two octaves most people can only do kind of one octave. I mean when you think about it, it’s bombs bursting in air rocket’s red glare it all kinds of, you know a lot of national anthems are that way, all kinds of military jargon and the land there’s only one phrase ‘the land of the free’ which is kind of nice and ‘the home of the brave?’ I don’t know. OGBURN: I mean I get that part. PRESS: Are we [Americans] the only ones who are brave on the...