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  • For Baker, risks in raising Probation-scandal issue

    08/12/2014 8:14:18 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 1 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 8/11/2014 | peter lucas
    The convictions in the scandalous rigged hiring practices at the state Probation Department have given Republican Charlie Baker a clear road to the governor's office. It only remains to be seen if Baker is willing to go down the road, or whether it will be the road not taken. Forget the polls. For now, they do not mean much, as far as Baker is concerned. He is expected to easily prevail over tea-party challenger Mark Fisher in the September Republican primary. Then he will face the winner of the Democrat Party primary, and that will be either Attorney General Martha...
  • Colorado baker who won't make gay wedding cakes ordered to sensitivity training

    06/08/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 81 replies
    Cain ^ | 6/5/2014 | Dan Calabrese
    "They are turning people of faith into religious refugees." Colorado bakery owner Jack Phillips never sought out a gay person to discrminate against, nor to harm in any way. He has no desire to do so. But because he serves Jesus Christ above all else, Phillips was not about to be forced into participation in celebrating the "marriage" of two gay men. So when they entered his store to place an order for a wedding cake, he simply told them they would have to find a different bakery. We've told you this story before, and it's now reached exactly the...
  • Christian Baker Stands Firm

    06/05/2014 4:05:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | June 5, 2014 | SBrinkmann
    Jack Phillips A Colorado bakery owned by a Christian family is refusing to comply with orders from the state of Colorado that they change their policies and attend mandatory “training sessions” after refusing to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples.Todd Starnes of Fox News is reporting that Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, is being pressured by the state to undergo comprehensive training on the state’s anti-discrimination laws after losing a lawsuit brought by a same-sex couple who accused him of discrimination when he refused to bake a cake for their “wedding” reception.In addition to the...
  • Tiramisus creator stays true to Italian roots in Baltimore

    04/24/2014 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/24/14 | Maria Wiering
    Dressed in bakers whites, Carminantonio Iannaccone sat down at a table as the lunch crowd filtered out of Piedigrotta, the bakery he owns in Baltimores Little Italy. He took a sip of coffee from a white cup, clearly spent from his morning in the kitchen. His day typically starts around 4 a.m. Asked his age, he replied 68 in August, then leaned in and added: But I feel like Im in my 20s. Thats a remarkable statement from a man who has lived quite the life. He was born in 1946 in Avellino, Italy, when the country was economically depressed...
  • Conservatives may pull support from Bakers campaign

    12/10/2013 8:18:00 PM PST · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 12/10/2013 | Frank Phillips and Jim OSullivan
    Social conservative activists are threatening to walk away from Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker after his running mate, former state representative Karyn E. Polito, reversed her position this week, endorsing gay marriage. The Baker campaign, looking to placate social conservatives, said late Thursday that Polito considers same sex unions to be accepted law. But the campaign would not make Polito available to be interviewed about her position. According to a GOP insider, in choosing Polito, Baker strategists insisted that she soften her opposition to gay marriage if she were to join the ticket. The compromise which would blunt some...
  • Sex in the Senate: Bobby Baker's salacious secret history of Capitol Hill

    11/20/2013 8:08:32 AM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    politico ^ | November 19, 2013 | TODD S. PURDUM
    On Jan. 1, 1943, Robert Gene Baker arrived in Washington at the height of World War II to become a Senate page. Two decades later, this son of a mailman from Pickens, S.C., had become the reigning Washington wheeler-dealer and fixer of his day as secretary to the Senates Democratic majority. In the era of President John F. Kennedys New Frontier, Baker was indispensable on Capitol Hill: The Man Who Knew Too Much -snip Still, prosecutors eventually caught up with Baker, if not his patron, and he ended up serving 18 months in prison on federal tax evasion charges. In...
  • Dusty Baker: Ive been getting hate mail, racial mail all sorts of references to Barack Obama

    10/05/2013 2:19:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 85 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 10/04/13 | Aaron Gleeman
    **SNIP** Baker quite likely started to sense that maybe his time was up in Cincinnati. Maybe thats why he said what he said. The last couple weeks, Ive been getting a rash of hate mail, racial mail, he said. Maybe it is time to go. This is really ugly, he said. There are all sorts of references to Barack Obama. So now I know where they are coming from. I dont know, maybe people are mad at him, so they dont like the idea of blacks in authority.
  • Baker relieved of duties as Task Force-Horn of Africa commander

    04/04/2013 10:16:45 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 4 2013 | By Megan McCloskey
    The commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa has been fired for misconduct. Army Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker was relieved of his duties on March 28, according to U.S. Africa Command spokesman Benjamin Benson. Gen. Carter Ham, AFRICOM commander, lost confidence in Baker's ability to lead, but the command isn't releasing any further details at this time because the alleged misconduct is being appealed, Benson said. "The allegations remain under adjudication, so it would be inappropriate to comment at this time," he said. Baker assumed command less than a year ago last May. This incident follows on the...
  • Baker relieved of duties as Task Force-Horn of Africa commander

    04/04/2013 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | April 4, 2013 | Megan McCloskey
    The commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa has been fired for misconduct. Army Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker was relieved of his duties on March 28, according to U.S. Africa Command spokesman Benjamin Benson. Gen. Carter Ham, AFRICOM commander, lost confidence in Baker's ability to lead, but the command isn't releasing any further details at this time because the alleged misconduct is being appealed, Benson said.
  • No fine for Oregon baker who refused service to gay couple

    03/21/2013 5:35:43 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 37 replies
    MyNorthWest ^ | 20 March 2013 | Linda Thomas
    After all the fuss about an Oregon baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, the state says there is "not an investigation into this issue." The dispute involves a Portland woman, her fiancee and fiancee's mother. In February, the mom and one of the brides-to-be went to Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham to order a wedding cake. Aaron Klein, who runs the bakery with his wife, says same-sex marriage goes against his Christian faith so he would not make a wedding cake for the couple. After that, the small bakery gained international attention with...
  • Photos from the Worlds First Underwater Nuclear Explosion

    02/24/2013 10:42:21 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 37 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | February 18, 2013 | Michael Zhang
    In 1946, the United States conducted a series of nuclear weapon tests at Bikini Atoll in whats known as Operation Crossroads. A total of two bombs were detonated to test the effects nuclear blasts had on naval warships. The second, named Baker, was the worlds first nuke to be detonated underwater. Due to the unique properties of underwater explosions, the Baker test produced a number of unique photographs that the world had never seen before.
  • Did a baker break the law when he denied service to same-sex couple?

    02/04/2013 4:06:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    KATU ^ | Erica Nochlin
    GRESHAM, Ore. -- A Gresham baker is the subject of a state investigation after he refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Did Sweet Cakes owner Aaron Klein violate the law when he told the couple that he couldnt sell them a cake because they were abominations to the Lord? Thats what Oregon Attorney General's civil enforcement officers are looking into after one of the brides-to-be filed a complaint on Jan. 28. The woman who filed the complaint said she had previously bought a cake from Sweet Cakes for her mothers wedding. It was fine. But when...
  • Editorial: Obama hides the whole story

    04/26/2009 12:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,076+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2009 | The Editors
    Set aside for now the troubling changes in the Obama administrations position on whether former Bush officials should be prosecuted for suggesting tough interrogation tactics against terrorists. Set aside the manifest unfairness of prosecuting lawyers merely for doing their job of giving legal advice. Set aside the raft of other reasonable objections to the proposed prosecutions, including a justifiable aversion to witch-hunts. Instead, consider how flagrantly President Barack Obama violated his repeated promises that he would run a transparent and honorable administration. His administrations selective and highly prejudicial release of only partial information about CIA interrogations clearly was designed to...
  • Radford bakery that turned Biden away sells out of 'freedom cookies'

    08/16/2012 11:16:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | August 16, 2012 | Mason Adams
    RADFORD An Ohio mans interaction with candidate Barack Obama in 2008 gave rise to Joe the Plumber. Now, a Radford businessmans decision not to host an unscheduled campaign event with Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday has sparked a news story thats gone viral and led to a surge in business.Just call him, Chris the Baker. Chris McMurray had just opened his bakery, Crumb and Get It, Wednesday morning when he received a visit from Bidens advance team asking if hed host the vice president for a media event on the way to his scheduled speech at Virginia Tech.McMurray...
  • Shamir Called Netanyahu 'Squishy and Soft'

    07/03/2012 1:27:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/12 | Gil Ronen
    Yitzchak Shamir, who passed away Saturday, called Binyamin Netanyahu "squishy" and "too soft," according to James Baker, who was Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush. Shamir himself was "really hard-line," in Baker's view. However, the diplomat said, Shamir's relationship with President George H. W. Bush got off to a bad start when Bush felt Shamir had misled him regarding settlement in Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron). An interview with Baker last year gives fascinating insights into the dynamics that led to the Madrid Conference in 1991 and the Oslo Accords in 1993. The loan guarantee request came...
  • Refusal brings reward ... and retribution

    11/22/2011 1:12:49 PM PST · by massmike · 6 replies ^ | 11/22/2011 | Charlie Butts
    Business is booming for a Des Moines cake-maker who took a stand for her faith when she was approached by a lesbian couple for a wedding cake. Victoria Childress, owner of Victoria's Cake Cottage, tells OneNewsNow the couple arrived for a taste testing. "But at that point I just said, I have to tell you that I'm a Christian, and because of my Christian convictions I cannot do your cake," she says. Childress has stated she did not belittle the couple. In fact, she tells OneNewsNow that she provided the lesbians names of some bakeries that might be willing to...
  • President Obama acused of sexual harassment. Media slams accuser with charges of racism.

    11/08/2011 4:40:57 AM PST · by Do Be · 37 replies
    Deep space. | Wiggly Harris
    Media works overtime to destroy accuser's reputation. Ain't it the truth?
  • Stepmother of 10-year-old disabled girl Zahra

    Full title: "Stepmother of 10-year-old disabled girl Zahra sentenced to 15-18 years after pleading guilty to murdering child and dismembering her body" The stepmother of a disabled 10-year-old girl, whose remains were found scattered across her home state, has pleaded guilty to the horrific murder and dismemberment of the child. Elisa Baker, 42, was sentenced to about 15 to 18 years in prison after admitting second-degree murder in the death of the child as part of a plea deal. Baker also pleaded guilty to attempting to thwart investigators by planting a fake ransom note at the family home. Ms Bakers...
  • Baguette vending machine

    08/10/2011 10:29:19 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | 8-10-11 | Bailey Johnson
    (CBS/AP) - Today in "God, could they be more French?" French baker Jean-Louis Hecht has rolled out a 24-hour automated baguette dispenser, promising warm bread for hungry night owls, shift workers or anyone else who doesn't have time to pick one up during their bakery's opening hours.
  • FCC's Baker Defends Her Move to Lobbying

    05/13/2011 10:12:34 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | 5/13/2011 | Josh Smith
    Republican Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker on Friday defended her decision to leave the agency for a lobbying job with cable provider Comcast and pushed back against critics who questioned her impartiality. Baker, who voted to allow Comcast to merge with NBC Universal last January, attracted considerable criticism this week when she said she was going to work for the newly merged company. Baker denied that she was compromised by any discussion with Comcast. Not once in my entire tenure as a Commissioner had anyone at Comcast or NBC/Universal approached me about potential employment, she said in a statement....
  • 'Doctor Who' star Elisabeth Sladen dies at 63

    04/19/2011 4:36:01 PM PDT · by arderkrag · 26 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | April 19, 2011 | RAPHAEL G. SATTER
    (04-19) 16:06 PDT LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) -- Elisabeth Sladen, a star sidekick of the "Doctor Who" series and a popular children's show actress, has died of cancer Tuesday, the BBC said. She was 63. Sladen joined the broadcaster in 1973 as Doctor Who's assistant Sarah Jane Smith, an investigative journalist-turned-intrepid time traveler whose on-screen energy and tongue-in-cheek delivery eventually gave her career an unlikely second act in her own spin-off series, "The Sarah Jane Adventures." "Sarah Jane Smith was everybody's hero when I was younger, and as brave and funny and brilliant as people only ever are in stories,"...
  • Justice Department opposes digital privacy reforms (as does Sen Grassley)

    04/09/2011 6:23:31 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    CNET ^ | April 6 | Declan McCullagh
    The U.S. Justice Department today offered what amounts to a frontal attack on proposals to amend federal law to better protect Americans' privacy. James Baker, the associate deputy attorney general, warned that rewriting a 1986 privacy law to grant cloud computing users more privacy protections and to require court approval before tracking Americans' cell phones would hinder police investigations. This appears the first time that the Justice Department has publicly responded to a set of digital privacy proposals unveiled last year by a coalition of businesses and advocacy groups including AT&T, Google, Microsoft, eBay, the American Civil Liberties Union, and...
  • Issa: White House Helped Draw Up Net Neutrality Rules

    03/13/2011 5:18:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    expose obama ^ | 3/13/11 | Brooks Boliek, Politico
    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is denying a charge that White House officials improperly influenced the commissions net neutrality rules. In a November 2009 letter to Genachowski, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said media reports suggest that Obama administration officials had knowledge of and potentially contributed to [the] crafting of the controversial net neutrality rules. Specifically, Issa noted that a 2009 American Spectator article said a draft of the net neutrality rules had been circulated to Obama administration officials and that Genachowski and President Barack Obama made suspiciously similar remarks about the rules on Sept. 21, 2009. Issa then the...
  • MSNBC Host Scarborough Unleashes on Beck: Losing it Before Our Eyes

    02/25/2011 1:03:42 PM PST · by jobim · 88 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/25/11 | Scott Baker
    On MSNBCs Morning Joe this morning, host Joe Scarborough delivered a scathing rant against Glenn Beck. According to Scarborough, Beck is losing it before our eyes and is bad for the conservative movement. Hes bad for the Republican party. Hes bad for Fox News. Its that simple, Scarborough said, referring specifically to Becks recent work to uncover the socialists, progressives, and unions to the unrest in Egypt and Wisconsin. Guest commentator Pat Buchanan added that Republicans have a responsibility and a duty to make sure Beck isnt speaking for conservatives. Scarborough refers to a recent blog post by conservative writer...
  • Charlie Baker taps Scott Brown to add mojo in dead heat

    10/30/2010 8:57:28 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 30, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    With the latest poll showing him within striking distance, GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker hopes a shot of U.S. Sen. Scott Browns star power combined with a bid to revive outrage over a welfare abuse scandal will drive supporters to the polls and push him over the top in a neck-and-neck race with Gov. Deval Patrick. Im thrilled to have a chance to campaign with (Brown). . . . I think its going to be the kind of thing thats going to help us close the deal for Tuesday, Baker said yesterday at a campaign event outside South Station. The...
  • Massachusetts Governor: Patrick (D), Baker (R) Nearly Tied

    10/29/2010 8:06:05 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/29/2010 | Rasmussen
    he Massachusetts governors race is now closer than it has been all year. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds incumbent Democratic Governor Deval Patrick with 46% support, while Republican challenger Charlie Baker gets 44% of the vote. Democrat-turned-Independent Tim Cahill remains a distant third with six percent (6%). Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, but just one percent (1%) is still undecided.
  • Howie Carr thread week of Oct. 10, 2010

    10/10/2010 3:45:06 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 36 replies · 2+ views ^ | 10/10/10 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column
  • Loscocco says Cahill campaign conspired with Democrats

    10/08/2010 1:06:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies ^ | 10.08.10
    Paul Loscocco, the erstwhile running mate to independent candidate for governor Timothy P. Cahill, now says he left the campaign because Cahills aides were conspiring on strategy with Democrats in an effort to defeat Republican Charles D. Baker. In a statement released this afternoon, Loscocco said that Cahill, a former Democrat, admitted that his top political adviser was coordinating with the adviser to Governor Deval Patricks reelection campaign about ad strategy against Baker.
  • Idaho Medal of Honor recipient's family turned away at White House

    09/30/2010 8:12:00 AM PDT · by MatthewQuigley · 88 replies
    KTVB TV ^ | 9/29/10
    The Family of Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker was denied access to the White House's West Wing on Saturday, a day after the World War II hero was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Baker's widow, Heidy, and grandson, Vernon Pawlik, 10, were denied entry because the boy was wearing shorts and a T-shirt. His shirt had a picture of his grandfather on it. A White House website doesn't list a dress code, but the family had been invited to tour the West Wing, which houses the president's office and where casual dress is prohibited. U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick's office...
  • If you like your health insurance, too bad

    09/29/2010 9:45:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    President Obama is blowing more tax dollars on a television propaganda campaign featuring Andy Griffith telling seniors that Medicare just got stronger. ( President Obama's most frequently repeated health care reform claim -- "If you like your present health insurance, you can keep it" -- sounds about as credible these days as the finger-wagging Bill Clinton did when he said, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." On Tuesday, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Massachusetts dropped its Medicare Advantage program, leaving 22,000 senior citizens to find other coverage to take care of expenses not paid by Medicare....
  • Harvard Pilgrim cancels Medicare Advantage plan

    09/28/2010 12:21:24 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 28, 2010
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has notified customers that it will drop its Medicare Advantage health insurance program at the end of the year, forcing 22,000 senior citizens in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine to seek alternative supplemental coverage. The decision by Wellesley-based Harvard Pilgrim, the states second-largest health insurer, was prompted by a freeze in federal reimbursements and a new requirement that insurers offering the kind of product sold by Harvard Pilgrim a Medicare Advantage private fee for service plan form a contracted network of doctors who agree to participate for a negotiated amount of money. Under current...
  • Baker catches Patrick in new poll (MA governor's race)

    09/26/2010 5:00:08 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 61 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 26, 2010 | Frank Phillips and Michael Levenson
    With just five weeks to the election, Republican Charles D. Baker has pulled even with Governor Deval Patrick in a gubernatorial race shaped by anti-incumbent sentiment and unusually high excitement among Republican voters, according to a new Boston Globe poll. The poll results also suggest that independent Timothy P. Cahill is pulling voters equally from Baker and Patrick, raising questions about the conventional political thinking that his candidacy is undercutting Bakers chance to defeat the governor in the Nov. 2 election. In the Globe poll, taken last week, Patrick, a Democrat, won support from 35 percent of likely voters, compared...
  • Beck's Competes With Huffington Post

    08/30/2010 6:13:51 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/30/2010 | Glenn Beck
    A Message From Glenn: "If you are like me, watching the news or reading the paper can be an exercise in exasperation. Its so hard to find a place that helps me make sense of the world I see. Too many important stories are overlooked. And too many times we see mainstream media outlets distorting facts to fit rigid agendas. Not that youve ever heard me complain about the media before. Okay, maybe once or twice. But there comes a time when you have to stop complaining and do something. And so we decided to hire some actual journalists to...
  • Widow of Medal of Honor recipient can't afford to attend Arlington burial

    08/11/2010 2:59:44 PM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies ^ | 08/11/10 | Othello Richards
    ST. MARIES, Idaho -- Strangers are stepping up to help the widow of a north Idaho veteran who received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Vernon Baker died at his St. Maries home in July and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941, served and was wounded in World War II. Vernon was 90 years old.
  • MassResistance warns of push to purge Tea Parties of "social" issues.

    08/02/2010 12:11:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 154 replies · 128+ views ^ | 08/02/2010 | n/a
    This past Tuesday evening Brian Camenker of MassResistance addressed the Plymouth Rock Tea Party in Pembroke. Also making speeches were several well-known politicians and candidates. Two days earlier, on Sunday, a Tea Party on the Lexington Battle Green was shut down by "fiscal-only" Republicans who were upset that "social issues" would be discussed if Brian Camenker of MassResistance were present. Almost immediately after that, a member of the Plymouth Rock Tea Party (which has recently merged with the Cape and Islands group) contacted Camenker and said, "We heard what happened. Come on down and speak at our event on Tuesday."...
  • Massachusetts for Palin?

    07/31/2010 8:13:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 4+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 1, 2010 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT IS Election Night, 2012. The polls have closed. State by state, the votes are being counted, and gradually it becomes clear, to the bottomless horror of some voters and the unbridled delight of others, that Sarah Palin, the Republican presidential nominee, has bested President Barack Obama in the popular vote nationwide. In Massachusetts, where Obama crushed Palin in a 79 percent landslide the most lopsidedly anti-Palin vote of any state bottomless horror doesnt begin to describe the political reaction. For in 2010, Massachusetts joined the National Popular Vote compact, making a commitment to cast all of its...
  • Sunday's Tea Party on Lexington Battle Green shut down by pro-gay RINO Republicans

    07/23/2010 8:58:57 PM PDT · by massmike · 41 replies · 2+ views ^ | 0723/2010 | n/a
    The Tea Party scheduled for this Sunday afternoon July 25, on the historic Lexington Battle Green has been canceled. It's the only time in America, to our knowledge, that a Tea Party has been shut down by Republican activists. The organizers were forced to cancel the event by "Republicans" sympathetic to the homosexual movement and hostile to the parents' rights movement that exposes the taxpayer-supported homosexual agenda in the schools. The main speakers, prodded by a socially liberal Tea Party (and Republican) activist, announced that because Brian Camenker of MassResistance was also speaking, they would not participate. The cancellation was...
  • Baker says he doesn't blame Arizona for immigration crackdown

    07/15/2010 1:01:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 15, 2010 | Martin Finucane
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker said today that he didn't blame Arizona for enacting a law cracking down on illegal immigrants that has sparked heated controversy nationwide. "Arizona is a border state, living with the failure of the federal government to do the job of securing their border. I don't blame them for taking this issue on directly. I don't feel the federal government left them with much choice," Baker said in a live chat on He also expressed support for a crackdown on illegal immigration passed by the Massachusetts Senate as part of the state budget. Tougher provisions...
  • Poll: Charlie Baker gains ground in tight governors race

    06/23/2010 8:32:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 23, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP gubernatorial challenger Charles D. Baker is gaining steam in the hotly contested three-way race, coming within a seven-point striking distance of Gov. Deval Patrick in the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll. Patrick still has the lead at 41 percent of the voters polled, but hes dropped from the 45 percent support he got last month. Baker has climbed to 34 percent - up from 31 percent last month - while State Treasurer Tim Cahills support has remained flat at 16 percent.
  • For Rent: Obama's College Apartment

    06/08/2010 11:54:50 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 120 replies · 194+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 06/08/2010 |
    It's a two-bedroom walkup fit for a president. President Barack Obama's former pad on the Upper West Side is for rent with an asking price of $1850. Obama lived in apartment 3E at 142 West 109th Street in 1981, while a junior at Columbia University. He shared the tiny pad with a roommate.

    05/30/2010 4:56:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 137 replies · 7,012+ views
    Show Biz Spy ^ | 5/16/10
    MICHELLE OBAMA FURIOUS AND HUMILIATED BY CLAIMS HER HUSBAND THE PRESIDENT MIGHT BE HAVING AN AFFAIR!!Sunday May 16, 2010 MICHELLE Obama has every right to be angry! The American First Lady apparently exploded with rage after learning her husband Barack has been caught in a cheating scandal with a 35-year-old woman. The affair rumor mill went into overdrive earlier this month after the Commander-in-Chief was seen at a posh hotel with sexy former campaign worker Vera Baker. Michelle is also said to be worried that there could be damning security tapes her husbands enemies could use to crush his presidency....
  • Charlie Baker, GOP candidate for Gov(MA), rattles off his liberal bona fides (video)

    05/10/2010 12:54:04 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 37 replies · 597+ views ^ | 05/10/10 | jeff j
    Charlie Baker gets very upset when asked if he's a "social conservative."
  • Vera Baker Exploited By Tabloids To Drag Pres. Obama's Name Through The Mud (She has a lawyer)

    05/04/2010 3:26:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies · 1,646+ views
    DimeWars ^ | 5/03/10 | DimeWars Staff
    Vera Baker Exploited By Tabloids To Drag Pres. Obama's Name Through The MudPostedBy: DimeWars Staff Date Submitted: 5/3/2010 6:49 PM Former Obama campaign manager, Vera Baker, is the focal point of a cheating scandal between herself and President Barack Obama that is running rampant throughout the scandalous side of the Internet and major US tabloids. According to the rumor, Vera Baker and Pres. Obama allegedly hooked up during the campaign trail whenever Mrs. Obama wasn't in town. Mmmm Hmmm. This sounds like a plot cooked up by some idle teabaggers. Here are the facts: Who is Vera Baker? Vera Baker...
  • The Republican Governors Association goes after a tea party independent

    05/04/2010 12:05:25 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies · 855+ views ^ | April 27, 2010 | By David Weigel
    Two weeks after independent Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill attended the big tea party on Boston Common, he's getting hit with a seven-figure attack ad from the Republican Governors Association. The RGA's strategy, as the Boston Globe points out, is to do what it did to Chris Daggett, the 2009 independent candidate for governor of New Jersey, and inform voters that Cahill is even worse than the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.). The problem is that Daggett ran generally to the left of now-Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.). Cahill is running to the right of the field in Massachusetts, gunning...
  • Barack Obama cheating scandal alleged (Vera Baker holed up at Washington, D.C. hotel?)

    05/03/2010 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 91 replies · 3,550+ views
    Asia One ^ | 5/03/10
    Barack Obama cheating scandal allegedThe Korea Herald/Asia News Network Mon, May 03, 2010 HAS President Barack Obama been having an affair with Vera Baker? That's the shocking allegation made by the National Enquirer in this week's edition, according to a Hollywood Gossip report. The publication claims Obama and Baker, a former campaign aide, holed up at Washington, D.C. hotel, and a "security video" could expose everything, it said. Baker, now 35, worked tirelessly to get Obama elected to the U.S. Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions, in 2004, the news report said. They grew close since. While Vera Baker insists...
  • So, We Don't talk about Obam's affair With Vera Baker?

    05/02/2010 1:05:57 PM PDT · by WINGED PEGASUS · 132 replies · 3,428+ views
    Aaron Klein | May 2, 2010 | Winged Pegasus
    Okay, so why?
  • Vera Baker: We Do Not Have Only Jesse James (Michelle sends Hussein's thorn/squeeze to Martinique?)

    05/01/2010 4:51:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies · 3,051+ views
    Buzztab ^ | 4/30/10 | jacob
    Vera Baker: We Do Not Have Only Jesse JamesFriday, April 30th, 2010 | Posted by jacob Vera Baker: We do not have only Jesse James whose wife opted for the divorce. We have our own President Barack Hussain Obama whose wife allegedly shipped her thorn out to Martinique when she found about her husbands extramarital affair with Vera Baker. Vera Baker was the Finance Director for Obamas Illinois Senate campaign. Le Matin, the Swiss newspaper has revived its older claims that Obama was involved with Vera Baker. The newspaper has claimed the existence of such video surveillance tapes that show...
  • Obama Cheating Scandal

    04/30/2010 9:16:52 PM PDT · by justme346 · 31 replies · 2,591+ views
    The National Enquirer ^ | 4/30/10 | National Enquirer
    President Obama has been caught in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington, DC Hotel with a former campaign aide, sources say. And now, a hush-hush security video that shows everything could topple both Obama's presidency and marriage to Michelle! A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old VERA BAKER in 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions. While Baker has insisted in the past that "nothing happened" between them, the ENQUIRER has learned that top anti-Obama operatives are offering...
  • Baker looks both ways on gay rights (Loving his gay pet rock)

    04/28/2010 9:56:21 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 491+ views ^ | April 22, 2010 | By Joan Vennochi
    WHICH CHARLIE Baker is running for governor? The one who picked a gay fella as his running mate? Or the one who ran from a bill sponsored by the gay fella the moment conservatives turned up the political heat? Baker, the GOP candidate who hopes to topple Governor Deval Patrick, was once famously described as the smartest man in state government. So far, he isnt running the smartest campaign. As a candidate, he seems stiff, unsure, and overly defensive. And, now, Baker is starting to look far too eager to please the Sarah Palin crowd. Consider the clumsy turnaround he...
  • A GOP Governor in Massachusetts?

    04/18/2010 3:55:59 PM PDT · by rightbrained · 24 replies · 708+ views
    RHP ^ | 4/18/10
    But let's take a look at the situation here. Current Democratic Governor Deval Patrick, a close ally of President Obama, has helped run the state into the ground after Governor Romney straightened out a lot of the state government. Patrick won 55%-35% in a three-way race in 2006. Now he suffers from anemic approval ratings and in any other state would appear vulnerable. But this is Massachusetts.