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  • TRUE COLORS TIME (or Don't Let Newt Down)

    04/16/2012 8:01:20 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 66 replies
    Vanity | April 16, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    TRUE COLORS TIME If you listened closely to Sarah tonight on Levin’s program, she was pretty much endorsing Romney. I suspect she will hold her cards, won’t jump into the fray until the convention, where she will get maximum exposure for her particular agenda. And then she will play the good citizen role and support Romney. I’ve been worried about her since she showed up so ungraciously during the summer to rain on the parade of some of the more conservative candidates… The same applies to her as everyone else... Not fighting, not helping Newt right now, is the same...
  • Newt to NRA: Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right

    04/16/2012 7:28:05 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Newt.org ^ | April 13, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Appearing before the National Rifle Association annual meeting this afternoon, Newt Gingrich called for a new United Nations treaty that would give the right to bear arms to every person on the planet. This proposed treaty would counter the United Nations Small Arms Treaty currently supported by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After Gingrich’s speech concluded, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox came out on stage and said “The Gingrich Treaty…I like that.” The Daily Beast noted that Newt’s reception from the crowd of 5,000 people was more enthusiastic than Governor Romney’s. If the Republican presidential nomination were decided by the...
  • Herman Cain Flops on Gingrich Endorsement, Says, ‘Let’s Get On With This’

    04/16/2012 7:36:45 PM PDT · by VinL · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-16-12 | Dover
    Less than two months ago, Herman Cain, who was out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, stood on a stage in West Palm Beach, just three days before the Florida primary and told the crowd, “I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for the president of the Unites States.” Gingrich had just come off a sweeping win in South Carolina, had the fundraising dollars pouring in and a financial safety net in billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson. But on Monday Cain walked back his endorsement of Gingrich saying, “With all due respect, let’s get on with this, OK?”...
  • Taxes Prompt More Americans to Renounce Citizenship

    04/16/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    Reuters/CNBC ^ | 4/16/12
    A year ago, in Action Comics, Superman declared plans to renounce his U.S. citizenship. "'Truth, justice, and the American way' — it's not enough anymore," the comic book superhero said, after both the Iranian and American governments criticized him for joining a peaceful anti-government protest in Tehran. Last year, almost 1,800 people followed Superman's lead, renouncing their U.S. citizenship or handing in their Green Cards. That's a record number since the Internal Revenue Service began publishing a list of those who renounced in 1998. It's also almost eight times more than the number of citizens who renounced in 2008, and...
  • Millionaires from Mass. join call to raise their tax rates

    04/16/2012 4:17:09 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 63 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2012 | Callum Borchers
    Philippe Villers was a little boy in 1940, when his family escaped from Paris only hours before the Nazi invasion and immigrated to the United States. From the harrowing flight of a wartime refugee, Villers went on to earn degrees from Harvard and MIT and to cofound Computervision, a former Fortune 500 company that made him rich. “This country has been good to me,’’ Villers, 76, said. “I’d like to do my part to give back.’’ As part of his effort to give back, Villers has made an unusual request to the federal government: Raise my taxes, please. Villers is...
  • Obama Calls Romney’s Stance on (Enforcing) Immigration (Laws) ‘Very Troublesome’

    04/16/2012 3:47:31 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    abc ^ | 4/15/2012 | By Mary Bruce
    President Obama, on a three-day trip to South America, attacked GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney’s stance on immigration reform today, saying his support for Arizona’s tough immigration law is “very troublesome.” “We now have a Republican nominee who said that the Arizona laws are a model for the country … and these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption,” Obama told Univision during an interview in Cartagena, where the president is attending the Summit of the Americas.
  • CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney

    04/16/2012 4:41:23 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Apr 2012 | CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser
    (CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney thanks in part to the perception that the president is more likeable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans, according to a new national poll. A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also indicates a large gender gap that benefits Obama, but the public is divided on which candidate can best jump-start the economy.
  • Republicans reject 'Buffett rule' in the Senate (51 to 45)

    04/16/2012 4:37:19 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 117 replies
    latimes ^ | April 16, 2012, 4:18 p.m. | Lisa Mascaro
    Reporting from Washington— Republican-led opposition blocked the 'Buffett rule' from advancing in the Senate, turning back an election year effort by President Obama to slap a new tax rate on those earning beyond $1 million a year. Nearly all Republicans voted against the measure, a potentially risky move at a time when 60% of voters support the measure, according to a recent Gallup poll, as a way to ensure wealthy Americans pay their fair share of taxes. Democrats are likely to revive the effort in coming months. “Continuing to allow some of the wealthiest Americans to use special tax breaks...
  • Iran’s nuke ‘victory’ (Zero OKs Iranian Enrichment)

    04/16/2012 9:36:37 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/16/2012 | Amir Taheri
    ‘An important reversal of America’s position!” is how Tehran’s government-mouthpiece daily Kayhan described the outcome of the latest talks between Iran and the 5+1 group of nations on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. The 5+1 team (the permanent members of the United Nations’ Security Council plus Germany) was led by European Union foreign-affairs spokeswoman Catherine Ashton. High Council of National Security Secretary Saeed Jalili led the Iranian team. The talks, held in Istanbul on Saturday, supposedly tried to persuade Tehran to comply with UN Security Council resolutions it has ignored for years — the key demand of which is that...
  • Here are your presidential choices as it stands today

    04/16/2012 10:47:55 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 651 replies
    April 16, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Here are their positions on some major issues important to conservatives based on their actual records in government or past boasts. Issue Obama Romney Newt Advocated that abortion s/b safe & legal in America y y n Defended Roe v Wade as settled law y y n Advocated for abortion for underage girls without parental approval with judge's ok y y n Supported planned parenthood y y n Introduced $50 taxpayer funded abortion y y n Supports homosexual agenda y y n Better for homosexuals than Ted Kennedy y y n Ok with homosexuals in Scouts y y n Ok...
  • Free Republic Shows Us How To Give Obama Another 4 Years ( LOL Alert)

    04/14/2012 10:23:11 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 333 replies
    http://www.hapblog.com/ ^ | April 14, 2012 | HAP
    I've never seen anything close to the hatred of Mitt Romney than I see at FR. The hatred exceeds anything I've seen or heard from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, David Axelrod, David Plouffe or anybody else in the Obama Administration. Most of the people who can't stand Romney on our side say he'd still be much better than another 4 years of Barack Obama who will never have to face the voters again. You won't find that at FR. Free Republic Jim Robinson: "A reminder for those who are not receiving the message: Romney is a pathological compulsive liar. Lie after...
  • Secret Video of Obama at the end of Last Night's Budget Negotiations....

    07/14/2011 10:21:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/14/11 | wafflepwn
    It really went down this way. Really...
  • Secret Document: Only 4% of NEA Dues Dollars Dedicated to ‘Improve Teaching’

    08/31/2011 3:18:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/31/11 | Kyle Olson
    It looks like the National Education Association is not putting its money where its mouth is. In its mission statement, the nation’s largest teachers union asserts that “we will focus the energy and resources of our 3.2 million members on improving the quality of teaching, increasing student achievement and making schools safer, better places to learn.” But a secret union document reveals that the NEA’s commitment to “improv(ing) teaching and learning” works out to a paltry $7.44 per member every year. This is according to a document obtained from an internal source of the Indiana State Teachers Association, one of...
  • A secret primer from the teachers union on how to thwart parents and stop charter schools

    08/05/2011 10:16:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/5/11 | Editor
    Almost without fail, teachers unions respond to school reform drives by declaring their commitment to improving education collaboratively with parents and community leaders. In one example, the United Federation of Teachers used just such an argument in fighting in the courts of public opinion and law to block the city from closing 22 failing schools. Now, though, an internal report produced by the political shop of the Connecticut chapter of the American Federation of Teachers reveals the cynical falsity of the labor leaders' claims to have the best interests of students at heart.
  • Obama’s Secret War-making for the U.N.

    03/22/2012 5:59:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 3/22/12 | Trevor Loudon
    You may not have heard of PSD-10 because it has received no significant coverage from the major media. Yet, President Obama issued “Presidential Study Directive 10” last August 4, 2011, and posted it on the White House website. It amounts to a new and potentially far-reaching exercise of American military power cloaked in humanitarian language and conducted under the auspices of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court. Under this new “Obama doctrine,” U.S. troops can be deployed to arrest or even terminate individuals wanted by the International Criminal Court, which is based on a treaty that has not...
  • Orrin Hatch May Just Punch You in the Mouth

    04/14/2012 11:05:44 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Jazz Shaw
    No matter how enthusiastic you may be about “purging the RINOs” from the system, it doesn’t always work. And when it fails, why should somebody like Hatch feel any loyalty whatsoever to the party leaders when it comes time for a close vote? Tick the guy off enough and you’ve got another Olympia Snowe on your hands. In a worst case scenario, just think of a situation where the GOP takes back enough seats to just barely regain control of the Senate this fall. And then Hatch suddenly decides he feels more like being an independent caucusing with the Democrats...
  • Obama administration deletes religious service for student loan forgiveness

    02/16/2012 9:30:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/15/12 | Audrey Hudson
    The federal government will no longer forgive student loans in exchange for public service if that service is related to religion, according to a new Education Department rule from the Obama administration. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program announced the change Jan. 31 with little fanfare, while most of Washington was focused on the new ObamaCare rule requiring religious organizations to provide free birth control through health insurance. “Generally, the type or nature of employment with the organization does not matter for PSLF purposes,” reads the new language. “However, if you work for a nonprofit organization, your employment will...
  • Obama is NOT ignorant of the Constitution nor is he "in Over his Head"

    04/04/2012 9:07:45 PM PDT · by publius321 · 47 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 4/4/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Some are aware that Barack Obama seems to be working to set up what is now just a shadow organization that may be likened to The People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs. That was the name of the public and secret police organization of the Soviet Union that directly executed the rule of power of the Soviets, including political repression, during the era of Joseph Stalin. Perhaps he plans to save this database for some time after a planned coup d'état. We have seen hints of this in his surreptitious call for good Marxist “Democrats” to actually –report- American citizens who...
  • Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration

    04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,464 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration! No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!! Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney. In case you haven't noticed, a...
  • National Right to Life, others endorse Romney (Dear Lord)

    04/12/2012 9:01:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 297 replies
    Baptist Press/Town Hall ^ | 4-12-12 | Michael Foust
    National Right to Life and two other major pro-family groups have endorsed Mitt Romney for president, saying that on the issues of abortion and marriage, he stands with them. National Right to Life's endorsement Thursday (April 12) came two days after Romney's leading challenger for the Republican nomination -- Rick Santorum -- dropped out, making Romney the presumptive nominee. Also endorsing Romney were the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life women for political office, and the National Organization for Marriage, which has led the charge nationwide in protecting the traditional definition of marriage. In its endorsement, National...
  • Excess McCain campaign cash goes to charity - Donations not put toward 2012 race, $9 million

    04/12/2012 4:52:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    The dormant 2008 presidential apparatus of John McCain this year transferred nearly $9 million in old donations to an educational charity run by three major political supporters that bears the Arizona senator’s name, filings showed Tuesday. The big-money move stands in contrast to President George W. Bush, who found himself in a nearly identical financial position but gave the millions instead to the Republican National Committee. Party committees are a typical destination for excess political cash, and the money would have dramatically bolstered the RNC’s position as the chief financial resource of the party’s presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney.
  • Jim Rob Is Right - But Conservatives HERE Have TWO Jobs To Do!

    04/10/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 345 replies
    4/10/12 | Ron C
    <p>Jim Rob Is Right - But Conservatives Here Have TWO Job2 To Do!</p> <p>First - blow off that feeling that we're going to lose, or already have lost! No, we're going to WIN.</p> <p>First item of business, get invovlved in the Tea Party movement, and give D.C. a whole new influx of conservatives in Congress similar in size and importance to that of the last election - thereby blocking any of Obamas chances of having Congressional support for his machinations. Note too, the Tea Party used the GOP vehicle, not a third party. Reason, third parties are losers, because they don't have the national organization and presence large enough to compete.</p>
  • Graceless: Rick Santorum drops out but fails even to mention Mitt Romney

    At one point, Santorum emphasised how important it was "that we win the House back and that we take the United States Senate", omitting the number one aspiration of Republicans across America - taking back the White House from Obama. Santorum probably hasn't damaged Romney with his graceless speech today - but he has damaged himself. Having run a highly commendable race on a shoestring, he had an opportunity to lift himself straight away into the top ranks of his party's leadership with real prospects of victory in 2016 (if Romney loses in November) or even 2020. But by making...
  • Foster Friess, Santorum’s millionaire backer, swings to Romney

    04/10/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Fred · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 4/1012 | H P. VOGEL and DAVE LEVINTHAL
    Foster Friess, the retired investor who spent nearly $1.7 million boosting Rick Santorum’s presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney. “I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee. Friess, who was in Washington to accept an award from the Horatio Alger Association, said he had yet to discuss his planned shift in allegiance with Romney’s campaign campaign or the Washington-based super PAC supporting it.
  • Spanish company will count American votes overseas in November

    04/10/2012 9:07:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/10/2012 | Doug Book
    When the Spanish, online voting company SKYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States, it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE, the Tampa based corporation purchased by SKYTL in January supplies the election software which records, counts and reports the votes of Americans in 26 states–900 total jurisdictions–across the nation. As the largest election results reporting company in the US, SOE provides reports right down to the precinct level. But before going anywhere else, those election returns are routed to individual, company servers where the people who run them...
  • Inside Texas Politics – Steve Munisteri, Republican Party Chair on Texas “Winner Take All”

    04/09/2012 8:34:14 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 12 replies
    Inside Texas Politics (WFAA) ^ | 4/9/2012? | Donna Garner
    Munisteri explained that he has always been a supporter of Winner Take All. [Winner Take All – WTA -- means that all 152 Texas Republican delegates would be awarded to the winner of the Texas Republican primary; proportional means that the number of delegates would be awarded proportionally among the various candidates.] Munisteri said that Texas has the second most Republican delegates (second to California), more than 3 X the number from Florida, and 6 X more than the number from South Carolina. He believes if Texas moves to WTA that our state will stop being ignored as inconsequential and...
  • President Obama’s $1 Million Pizza Party In Detroit!

    President Barack Obama is coming to the Motor City for a $1 million pizza party being thrown for him compliments of Denise Ilitch, daughter of Little Caesars’ founders Mike and Marian Ilitch. Ilitch is opening her home April 18 for the fundraiser where movers and shakers are being asked to pony up thousands to add to his re-election coffer while getting a chance to rub shoulders with the most powerful man on the planet. “I’m honored to have been asked,” by the Obama campaign to host,” Ilitch said of the event she and husband, Jim Scalici, will hold at their...
  • Yes, Glenn was at the ‘Oval Office’ this weekend

    04/09/2012 3:33:05 PM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies
    Glennbeck.com ^ | April 9, 2012 | Glenn Beck
    Well…at his version of the Oval Office. Over the weekend, we posted a picture of Glenn in what appeared to be the office of the President of the United States. On radio this morning, he revealed that this was actually a piece of his new “American Dream Labs” set., The set had previously been used in the movie “JFK”, and Glenn and his team refurbished it and incorporated it into The Dream Labs. It had been nicknamed internally as “The Oval” and had been teased by Glenn over the past few weeks
  • Romney win, now almost certain, won't decide future of GOP

    04/07/2012 3:10:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Salem News ^ | April 7, 2012 | David M. Shribman
    SILVER SPRING, Md. — Five different political contests are being conducted right now. Only two are evident to the naked eye. The first of the visible contests pits Mitt Romney against Rick Santorum for the Republican presidential nomination. The results here in Maryland and in Wisconsin this week tell us who has a commanding lead there. The second visible contest pits Romney against President Barack Obama. That one began this month with their twin addresses to the convention of editors in Washington. Obama has a 4-point lead, according to a Gallup poll conducted last week for USA Today. Now to...
  • Sedition & Treason: DNC Undermining Voter ID Laws

    04/04/2012 3:48:07 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    4/4/12 | Me
    Nothing is more constitutionally offensive than Democrats fighting our states' sworn duty of enforcing Voter Id laws. The fact that these politicians – who swore to uphold and defend the Constitution – are OK with allowing non-citizens to vote, to participate in decisions that affect our families and futures, is both disgusting and insulting. So the government willingly spends millions of dollars to ensure that minors are carded for cigarettes and booze – decisions of supreme national importance - but they refuse to demand that voters show proper identification when performing their most vital duty as citizens? This is so...
  • Record 87,897,000 Americans Not in the Labor Force

    04/07/2012 2:18:01 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 70 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | Apr 07, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    Amid disappointing unemployment numbers that fell 80,000 jobs short of projections, another number is raising eyebrows: the number of Americans not in the labor force has hit a record high 87,897,000. This figure explains why overall unemployment dropped from 8.3% to 8.2%, as the Department of Labor's unemployment figure does not include people who have given up hope and are not actively seeking employment. When the number of individuals who have stopped looking for a job and/or who are working part-time but desire full-time employment is included--a figure known as the "underemployment rate"--real unemployment stands at 19.1%.
  • Job Growth Loses Steam (Unexpectedly Bad!)

    04/06/2012 5:54:00 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 72 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/06/12 | Josh Mitchell etal
    WASHINGTON—U.S. job growth slowed in March, and the labor force shrank, signaling that the economy could be losing momentum.Jobs outside of agriculture grew by 120,000 last month—half the number that the economy added the prior month—the Labor Department said Friday, marking the first time since November that job growth fell below 200,000. The unemployment rate, obtained by a separate survey of U.S. households, ticked down a tenth of a percentage point to 8.2%, but the drop resulted in part from fewer Americans seeking work.Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires expected a gain of 203,000 in payrolls and for the jobless...
  • In Mass., Romney raised taxes, fees

    04/07/2012 11:01:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    UnionLeader.com ^ | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:00 am | DEROY MURDOCK
    Hot on the heels of his eight-vote Iowa-caucus landslide, Willard Mitt Romney is crisscrossing New Hampshire before Tuesday's key primary. Romney is masquerading as a limited-government, free-market executive from next-door Massachusetts. From the Golden Gate to the Granite State, voters should greet Romney's impersonation with a quarry full of skepticism. In fact, Romney increased taxes by $309 million, mainly on corporations. These tax hikes, described by Romney apologists as loophole closures, totaled $128 million in 2003, $95.5 in 2004, and $85 million in 2005. That final year, Romney proposed $170 million in higher business taxes, the Boston Globe reports. However,...
  • Effort underway to turn Texas into winner-take-all state [could affect Romney]

    04/07/2012 10:27:04 AM PDT · by publius321 · 54 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 4/6/2012 | Caroline May
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Republican Primary Pennsylvania GOP: Santorum 42%, Romney 38%

    04/07/2012 10:58:41 AM PDT · by Sun · 25 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | April 05, 2012 | Staff
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum holds a four-point lead in his home state in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the upcoming Pennsylvania Republican Primary. A new statewide telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely GOP Primary Voters support Santorum, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picks up 38% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul earns seven percent (7%), and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at six percent (6%). Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • New video offers a glimpse inside federal agency's lavish Las Vegas conference

    04/07/2012 11:00:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    cnn.com ^ | April 7, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- Congressional investigators are accusing the General Services Administration of violating its employee gift limit with rewards of iPods, digital cameras and other electronics, just as a video emerged of a lavish conference that shows employees drinking and making jokes about wasteful spending. The video, obtained by The Huffington Post on Friday, offers a glimpse inside the agency's $820,000 conference in Las Vegas. It has prompted taxpayer outrage, embarrassed the administration and put a spotlight on the wasteful spending by the agency that acts as a real estate agency for the federal government.
  • Catholic cardinal calls on Christians to wear their crosses every day

    04/07/2012 9:46:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-7-12 | Damien Pearse
    Head of the Scottish Catholic church, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, says symbol shows you 'live by Christ's standards in daily life' Britain's most senior Catholic cleric has called on Christians to wear a cross every day as "a symbol of their beliefs" and to combat the marginalisation of religion in modern society. The plea by Cardinal Keith O'Brien, head of the Catholic church in Scotland, to be made in his Easter sermon, comes as the Anglican archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, appealed for more people to attend church this Sunday – even if they are "a bit vague" about religion....
  • Rick Perry and Rick Santorum met privately in Austin

    04/07/2012 9:04:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 7, 2012
    .....We viewed it was a courtesy visit,” Perry’s spokesman Ray Sullivan told CNN. While Sullivan did not discuss specifics of the conversation, he confirmed that Perry remains a supporter of Newt Gingrich. After dropping out of the race in January, Perry endorsed the former speaker, largely supporting his emphasis of states’ rights. Since then, the Texas Governor has worked as a Gingrich campaign surrogate.
  • Insight: Key Democratic donors cool to pro-Obama Super PAC

    04/06/2012 8:11:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 6, 2012 | Alina Selyukh
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two months after President Barack Obama reluctantly embraced fundraising for big-money "Super PACs," many major Democratic donors still have not given to such political groups because they are dismayed by how PACs are being used in the presidential campaign. Billionaire investor George Soros and insurance executive Peter Lewis - who together have donated more than $50 million to Democratic political groups since 2004 - are among scores of donors close to the Obama campaign who remain on the sidelines as PACs that can receive unlimited donations seek to load up before the November election. Their reluctance helps...
  • MF Global judge weighs release of insurance money (to pay for RAT Corzine's legal bills)

    04/06/2012 12:29:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/02/12 | Nick Brown, Aruna Viswanatha
    MF Global judge weighs release of insurance moneyBy Nick Brown and Aruna Viswanatha | Reuters – Mon, Apr 2, 2012 (Reuters) - An MF Global bankruptcy trustee asked a judge on Monday to release $25 million in insurance money to pay defense costs for Jon Corzine and other former MF Global officers facing civil lawsuits over the broker's October collapse. If paid out now, the money, part of $375 million in total insurance funds from multiple policies, could save the broker from facing larger claims later, Lorenzo Marinuzzi, an attorney for trustee Louis Freeh, said in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in...
  • Obama highlights women at economic forum as party courts female vote

    04/06/2012 12:12:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Obama highlights women at economic forum as party courts female voteBy Rachel Rose Hartman | ABC OTUS News – 2 hrs 21 mins ago President Barack Obama headlined an event Friday morning focused on one demographic that is quickly becoming the key voting bloc in 2012: women. At a White House Women and the Economy Forum, which coincided with the release of a White House report on the same topic, Obama spoke about the women who shaped his life, the impact women's inequality has on the country's economy, and the ways in which he says his administration has made women...
  • Obama to Make Supreme Court Campaign Issue

    04/06/2012 12:58:28 PM PDT · by sreastman · 15 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 4/6/2012 | Jay Sekulow
    by Jay Sekulow, Faith Issues There's no question about it. President Obama's warning to the Supreme Court about ObamaCare has accomplished one thing. He has assured that the Supreme Court will be front-and-center in the upcoming presidential campaign. It will be a campaign issue. A political issue. The president's chastisement of the Justices is extraordinary. Going well beyond expressing his opinion about whether ObamaCare will survive the constitutional challenges, the president unleashed what can only be seen as a tactic to intimidate - to influence - the high court. The president argued that declaring ObamaCare unconstitutional would be "unprecedented" and...
  • BREAKING: MJ Rosenberg OUT At Media Matters

    Media Matters For America's Jew-Hater-In-Chief is out! I believe he was pushed. His promise to stop using the Anti-Semitic term Israel-firster made at the beginning of March did not take the pressure off, himself or that of MMFA. But I will do so without using the term "Israel Firster." The term was coined in 1960 by the late Abram Leon Sachar, founding President of Brandeis University, and a renowned Jewish historian (his son Howard Morley Sachar remains the greatest historian of contemporary Jewry) and was first used by the elder Sachar in a speech he delivered that year to a...
  • The Democrats' Election Forgery Racket

    04/05/2012 9:05:11 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/4/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    A few weeks ago, Obama senior adviser and seasoned Chicago operative David Axelrod joked on MSNBC about election corruption. Asked whether "vote early and often" scams had come to an end in his shady hometown, Axelrod snarked: "Well, certainly on the air." Yuk, yuk, yuk. Behind the scenes, Democrats have been busy faking petition signatures, forging ballots and enlisting medical professionals to authorize fraudulent doctors' notes for liberal teachers-union operatives protesting Republican opponents. It's no laughing matter. This week, four Democratic officials in Indiana were hit with felony charges related to petition fraud in the state's 2008 primary. The prosecutions...
  • Obama paraphrases Rev. Niemoller: "First I lost Catholics, but I had other groups so I didn't care."

    04/04/2012 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/4/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We’ve heard the words of German Pastor Niemoller who lamented that he stood by and did nothing as the Nazis murdered people by category. Niemoller said, “First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew,” and so on. For the past three years Barack Obama could be paraphrasing Niemoller. Obama might have said, “First I attacked Christians, especially Catholics trying to force them to violate their religious beliefs. When I lost them as supporters I didn’t care because I had lots of other supporters.” He could have said, “I attacked oil...
  • Obama Campaign Contribution Fraud Continues: Donor Adolf Hitler, 123 Nuremburg Way, Berlin, Germany

    04/03/2012 11:03:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/3/12 | Pamela Geller
    Back in 2008, I broke numerous campaign stories on the millions of dollars in illegal contributions that Obama received. It was meticuloulsy documented in my book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America. Also, check out my article in The American Thinker, "Obama's Foreign Donors: The media averts its eyes." It was feckless, reckless and lawless. Worse, Obama got away with it. All of it. Atlas broke the story of tens of thousands of dollars coming in from Hamas-controlled Gaza, millions coming in from Muslim countries, and imaginary Obama contributors: "Good Will," "Loving you," "Doo da DooDa" and...
  • Obama Campaign Disables Credit Card Verification [again]

    04/03/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02 April 2012
    This video is a follow-up to Adrian Murray’s facebook post over the weekend, in which he says that he donated to the Obama campaign as “Adolph Hitler,” occupation “Dictator” living at a German address. As you can see in the clip, citizen journalist George Scaggs of Austin tries the same thing at three different campaign sites, that of Obama, Romney and Santorum. Only the Obama site accepted the donation without the verification number. Let’s take a look at the three campaign websites mentioned in the video ... [graphics] The Obama campaign’s donation page for Americans living outside the US also...
  • Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    04/02/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 318 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 2, 2012
    President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.
  • Support a FReeper for President - TOM HOEFLING aka EternalVigilance

    04/02/2012 1:00:13 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 99 replies
    Tom Hoefling for President 2012 ^ | April 2, 2012 | Tom Hoefling
           Tom Hoefling:I believe... We're One Nation Under God. The first sworn duty of every officer of government is to protect the God-given, unalienable rights to life, liberty, and private property of every person, from creation to natural death. The God-given institution of one man-one woman marriage and the natural family must be protected.The right of the people to Keep and Bear Arms shall not be infringed. Our national sovereignty, security, and borders must be defended. Our republican form of representative self-government must be adhered to. The oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United...
  • Democratic mayors challenge teachers unions in urban political shift

    03/31/2012 4:49:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2012 | Lyndsey Layton with Peyton Craighill
    ...The mayors want a raft of changes. They want to replace the uniform pay scale with merit pay. They seek to expand public charter schools, which are largely non-union. Some want to lengthen school days, requiring teachers to work more hours. And nearly all of these mayors have set their sights on the one workplace protection that teachers have held central for more than 100 years: tenure. The unions say many of the “fixes” embraced by the mayors are trendy ideas without evidence that they help children learn. Instead, they allow politicians to appear as if they are making improvements...