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  • Breaking: PPP Tennessee GOP Primary Three Way Tie

    03/04/2012 8:56:20 AM PST · by red flanker · 104 replies
    PPP Twitter ^ | March 4, 2012 | PPP
    Contra Michigan, early voting may save Santorum in TN. Basically a 3 way tie among election day voters, but he's up with early ones.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 March 2012

    03/04/2012 5:10:27 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 237 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 March 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 4th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich; Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, Gingrich and Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gingrich; David Axelrod, adviser to Obama's re-election campaign.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Gingrich, Paul; Reps. Peter King, R-NY, and C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger, D-Md.
  • Mitt Romney wins Washington state caucuses, CNN projects

    03/03/2012 6:02:33 PM PST · by nuconvert · 149 replies
    Mitt Romney has won the Republican caucuses in Washington state, according to a CNN projection. With 43 percent of precincts reporting, Mitt Romney leads with 37 percent of the vote in Washington state, followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum with 24 percent, and Newt Gingrich with 11 percent. Go to the Tumblr page of the Washington state Republican Party for the latest results. CNN projected Romney as the state's winner at 5:49 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Rush: “I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke”; Update: Ironic tweet of the day

    03/03/2012 8:32:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 341 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Rush Limbaugh has posted a statement on his website this afternoon, forwarded by his brother David (one of my friends on line), apologizing for calling Sandra Fluke an insulting name while discussing her claims. It’s impossible to retain the context of his apology by excerpting it, so I hope Rush will not mind me posting it in its entirety: For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on...
  • Fox News "Huckabee Forum 3: Jobs" Tonight at 8p ET (LIVE THREAD)

    Saturday night on Fox News, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be holding a third installment of his forum series, this time on the topic of unemployment. The forum will only be broadcast on Fox News television, it will not be streamed online. Ron Paul was invited to attend as well, however, he requested to be present via satellite and this request was denied by the Huckabee forum producers. See this report on Ron Paul's absence. Paul will be campaigning in Washington state for the caucus happening in the morning prior to the forum Saturday evening. Air Date: Saturday, March...
  • Live Thread: GOP Candidates at Huckabee Forum (FoxNews 8pm EDT)

    03/03/2012 5:22:29 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 20 replies
    March 3, 2012
    @govmikehuckabee and the #huckforum. Tune in tonight to FoxNews from 8pm-10pm EST.
  • Gingrich blasts Santorum as ‘pal’ of unions in new robocall

    03/03/2012 3:36:45 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 64 replies ^ | 03/02/12 | Justin Sink
    Newt Gingrich has turned his sights on Rick Santorum in a new robocall going out to Oklahoma and Tennessee voters, bashing the former Pennsylvania senator as having “cozied up to the labor union bosses.” The ad will reach 150,000 voters in each of the states, according to ABC News. “On the campaign trail, Rick Santorum talks a good game about his blue-collar roots, and about being for the average family,” a female narrator says. “But here’s the record Rick Santorum doesn’t want you to know about: As a senator from Pennsylvania, Santorum cozied up to the labor union bosses, and...
  • 'Go to Hell Barack': Row Over Washington Metro Ad

    03/03/2012 2:40:21 PM PST · by lbryce · 38 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | March 2, 2012 | Staff
    In the heat of a US presidential election year, with Americans immune to the polarized and bitter nature of political discourse, it takes a lot to shock them, especially in Washington. But one ad at a DC Metro station -- which starts off criticizing Obama's health care reforms and ends up telling the president to "go to hell" -- goes beyond the pale, says Jim Moran, a Democratic congressman from Virginia. The advertisement is for "Sick and Sicker: When the Government Becomes Your Doctor," a documentary that interviews Canadian doctors and patients in the hope of showing how dangerous "Obamacare"...
  • Campfield dumps Gingrich for Santorum

    03/03/2012 12:20:39 PM PST · by Elvina · 156 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | March 3, 2012 | Tom Humphrey
    State Sen. Stacey Campfield, co-chairman of Newt Gingrich’s campaign in Tennessee, announced today he is quitting that position to support Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race. The Knoxville Republican made his announcement in a post on his blog. In an interview, Campfield said he believes that conservatives need to unite behind a single candidate and that Santorum is best positioned to defeat “establishment Republican” candidate Mitt Romney. Campfield’s decision comes after a conversation with Santorum earlier this week. In his blog post, Campfield said he was “twisted inside because of my loyalty to Newt, my loyalty must first lie...
  • Cardinal Dolan blasts White House contraception plan as 'freedom of religion battle'

    03/03/2012 12:21:22 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 26 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/3/2012 | KEVIN SHEEHAN and GARY BUISO
    It’s holy war! Cardinal Timothy Dolan ramped up the battle with the White House today, blasting the government for a controversial new regulation that would require providing free contraceptive services to workers of religious institutions. “Don’t impose your teaching upon us and make us do as a church what we find unconscionable to do!” the freshly minted prince of the church told a roaring crow of 1,000 at Holy Trinity Diocesan HS in Hicksville. In a blistering attack interlaced with humor, Dolan never mentioned President Obama by name — only his policies.
  • GOP powerbrokers slow to back presidential hopefuls ('super-delegates')

    03/03/2012 10:56:29 AM PST · by Ron C. · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 03, 2012
    After two months of voting, none of the Republican candidates for president is getting much support from the GOP leaders who could play an important role in determining the party's nominee for president. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has the most endorsements. But they are coming in more of a trickle than a waterfall. The Associated Press has polled 106 of the 117 so-called superdelegates -- members of the Republican National Committee who will automatically attend the party's national convention this summer and can support any candidate for president they choose, regardless of what happens in the primaries. The results:...
  • New York Times editor Jill Abramson gets “big footed” by President Obama and Barnard “trades up”

    03/03/2012 10:49:57 AM PST · by kristinn · 13 replies
    Greta Wire/ Fox News ^ | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    Barnard College and President Obama: rude (and yes, lame.) And ready for the irony? President Obama is said to want to discuss women’s issues and the women’s agenda…and yet “big foots” an accomplished woman! Read below and tell me what you think. Here are the facts: Barnard College asks NY Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson to be its commencement speaker. Giving a commencement speech is lots of work and means giving up a weekend – but Abramson graciously accepted. Abramson is a big deal – she is the first woman Executive Editor of the New York Times – so this...
  • Volt Production ‘Temporarily Halted,’ Hundreds of Workers Laid Off

    03/03/2012 10:32:59 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02-02-12 | Becket Adams
    General Motors told 1,300 employees at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory that they were being “temporarily laid off” for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt, the Detroit Free Press reports. “Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand,” said GM spokesman Chris Lee. “We needed to maintain proper inventory and make sure that we continued to meet market demand,” he told The Hill in a phone interview.
  • Santorum Could Be Ineligible For 18 Ohio District Delegates -- Report

    03/03/2012 4:09:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 2, 2012 | Journal Staff with Sarah B. Boxer and Rebecca Kaplan
    In a potentially ominous Super Tuesday setback for Rick Santorum, a campaign filing mishap in Ohio could leave him ineligible to be awarded 18 Buckeye State district delegates -- more than a quarter of the total at stake there, ABC News reported Friday. Ohio has 66 delegates total, with 63 at stake on Tuesday. Santorum failed to qualify for any district delegates in three Ohio congressional districts representing nine delegates because he didn't turn in names there. ABC News reported that in six other congressional districts, the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign submitted fewer names than required to be eligible for...
  • Storm Levels A Number of Homes, Causes Numerous Injuries Bradley, McMinn Counties (TN)

    03/03/2012 12:23:05 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 19 replies
    Chattanoogan ^ | March 2, 2012 | Staff
    A tornado passing through Northern Hamilton County shortly after noon on Friday leveled a number of homes in the vicinity of Lake Chickamauga. So far no fatalities have been reported to the command post. Amy Maxwell of Hamilton County Emergency Management said about 20 homes were ripped off their foundations at Shorttail Springs Road. There was also heavy damage in the vicinity of Savannah Trail and at Island Cove Marina, which had a number of boats damaged. At 5 p.m. she said the total number of victims that were received at Hamilton County hospitals was at 15. Fourteen of those...
  • Rick Santorum’s Ohio Delegate Problems Pile Up (Could lose up to 1/4 of Super Tuesday haul)

    03/02/2012 7:42:15 PM PST · by Allon · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Michael Falcone
    UPDATED: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even if Rick Santorum wins Ohio on Super Tuesday, he won’t be able to claim all of its delegates. In fact, he is at risk of forfeiting more than one-quarter of them. In three of the state’s 16 congressional districts, including two that are near Ohio’s border with Pennsylvania, Santorum will lose any delegates he might have won because his campaign failed to meet the state’s eligibility requirements months ago. Those three districts alone take 9 delegates out of a total of 66 off the table for Santorum. But it gets worse: Nine more Ohio delegates...
  • Rush Limbaugh's 'slut' comment draws wrath of Staten Island's three female lawmakers

    03/02/2012 7:39:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 136 replies ^ | March 2, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island's female elected officials from both sides of the aisle are demanding that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh "apologize to all women" for calling a Georgetown University Law student a "slut" on his program. Limbaugh caused a national firestorm when he used the word after Sandra Fluke testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage. "What does it say about the college coed ... who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex?" Limbaugh said on Wednesday. "It makes her a slut, right? It...
  • BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    03/02/2012 4:15:43 PM PST · by red flanker · 140 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | March 2, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Had Michigan not been as close, the Democrats would have waited to spring this on us in the general election. Luckily we have it now and I hope Ohio voters are paying attention. In July 2009, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed in USA Today urging Barack Obama to usean individual mandate at the national level to control healthcare costs. On the campaign trail now, Mitt Romney says the individual mandate is appropriate for Massachusetts, but not the nation. Repeatedly in debates, Romney has said he opposes a national individual mandate. But back in 2009, as Barack Obama was formulating his...
  • 18-term Rep. Norm Dicks says he will not seek re-election

    03/02/2012 3:41:01 PM PST · by Baynative · 42 replies
    KOMOnews ^ | 3/2/12 | Twitter staff (whatever that is)
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, a former UW football player who cast a giant presence over state and national politics for decades, announced Friday he'll retire at the end of the year after 18 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Andrew Breitbart Was Planning Huge New Web Project on Eve of Sudden Death (Bigs redone this Sunday)

    03/02/2012 3:21:00 PM PST · by Ron C. · 63 replies ^ | Mar. 2 2012 | Simone Wilson
    Well, Hannity didn't reveal much about Breitbart's big posthumous project last night that we didn't already know (the constant cross-promotion continues, even in death!), but his guest, Steve Bannon, a documentary filmmaker and close friend of Breitbart's, did drop some hints on what's to come. "We spent the last two years working a website that on Sunday night..." Bannon said before he was cut off by Hannity. He later added that Breitbart had "left the office at 10 p.m." on Wednesday. He had been pouring all his energy into the project, his "obsession," up until the moment he died.
  • Poll shows Gingrich expanding lead in Georgia (Newt 42% Mittens 22% Santorum 16% Paul 5%)

    03/02/2012 2:49:22 PM PST · by Red Steel · 35 replies
    wsbtv ^ | 5:14 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012
    ATLANTA — A new poll shows Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum losing ground in Georgia to Newt Gingrich, even after an extensive visit to the state. The Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll of 950 likely Republican primary voters was conducted Thursday exclusively for Channel 2 Action News. The survey showed Newt Gingrich earning 42 percent of the vote, Mitt Romney with 22 percent, Rick Santorum with 16 percent and Ron Paul with 5 percent. Fifteen percent of Georgians remained undecided. A Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll conducted one week ago had Santorum in second place, but the candidate has lost nearly 10 percent of...
  • Ted Nugent endorses Mitt Romney (Say it ain't so, Ted)

    03/02/2012 1:54:26 PM PST · by Retired Greyhound · 259 replies
    after a long heart&soul conversation with MittRomney today I concluded this goodman will properly represent we the people & I endorsed him
  • Marc Andreessen Switches to the Right

    03/02/2012 1:00:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Mar 2, 2012 | Sajid Farooq
    Facebook funder and Netscape co-founder says he is putting his money behind Mitt Romney.From Google to Facebook to Apple, the Silicon Valley has a long reputation for leaning left. But one man behind the scenes of several of the valley's most successful companies is tilting the other way. Netscape founder and tech entrepreneur Marc Andreessen said he is putting his financial support behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in an interview with CNBC. "I turned 40 last year and so I figured it was time to make the switch," the Andreessen-Horowitz co-founder said. He said he previously supported Bill Clinton...
  • EXCLUSIVE: In ’02 Romney Touted D.C. Connections, Federal Funds

    03/02/2012 1:01:34 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03-02-12 | Jonathan Karl
    In a long-forgotten tape from the 2002 Massachusetts governor’s race obtained by ABC News, Mitt Romney is seen touting his Washington connections and his ability to get millions of taxpayer dollars from the federal government. “I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney says on the video, “The money is in Washington.” The video, which was surreptitiously shot by Democratic opponents of Romney on Oct. 16, 2002, shows him addressing a group called the New Bedford Industrial Foundation. The Power Point presentation he uses lists ways to improve economic development in Massachusetts, including “boost federal involvement.”...
  • Santorum Calls Limbaugh Comments 'Absurd'

    03/02/2012 12:37:54 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 212 replies
    CNN Political Unit ^ | March 2nd, 2012 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum labeled Rush Limbaugh "absurd" over disparaging remarks from the radio talk show host directed at a law student who testified before a House panel in support of access to contraceptives. "He's being absurd, but that's you know, an entertainer can be absurd," Santorum told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday. "He's in a very different business than I am."
  • Obama phones woman called 'slut' by Limbaugh

    03/02/2012 11:39:13 AM PST · by ColdOne · 128 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/2/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The young woman who was called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh got a call Friday from President Obama who voiced support for her pro-birth control advocacy. "He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women," Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke said on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports." She got the call from Obama while in a green room waiting to appear on the show. "What was really personal for me was that he said to tell my parents that they should be proud and that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh questioned...
  • It's Do or Die, Time to Unite Behind Newt and Defeat Romney

    03/02/2012 12:21:24 PM PST · by Marguerite · 98 replies
    politijim ^ | March 3, 2012 | libertarian neocon
    It's time to stop dilly-dallying. Super Tuesday is upon us and with that, the nomination race could be all but over unless conservatives and libertarians finally unite behind one candidate, a candidate who can beat both Romney AND Obama. That candidate needs to be Newt. Among the not-Romney's he is the only one who can unite the party. Economic conservatives like him because he balanced the budget and reformed welfare. Defense hawks like him because he is the most hawkish of the lot. Social conservatives, when they can get past his personal life, like him for his strong record on...
  • Rush Limbaugh Unrepentant for Calling Pro-Contraception Student Sandra Fluke a 'Slut'

    03/02/2012 11:01:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/02/2012 | By Jonathan Moormann
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has come under fire after calling a female student who testified at a Congressional hearing on contraception coverage a "prostitute" and a "slut" on his show, but the radio host remains unapologetic for his derogatory comments. Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown University, first came into the national spotlight when Rep. Darrell Issa refused to allow her testimony during a Feb. 16 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the contraception mandate included in President Obama's controversial Affordable Care Act of 2010. Issa contended that Fluke's testimony was irrelevant, "as the hearing...
  • Woman called 'slut' by Limbaugh is 'stunned, outraged'

    03/02/2012 10:07:46 AM PST · by South40 · 271 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/2/2012 | Halimah Abdullah
    The ongoing debate over birth control took a particularly nasty turn recently when conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” for speaking out about the issue. Fluke, a birth control activist, spoke with TODAY’s Matt Lauer about Limbaugh’s comments and the failure of a GOP-sponsored amendment that would have allowed employers at religious institutions to opt out of providing contraception in health plans.
  • Boehner calls Limbaugh remarks "inappropriate"

    03/02/2012 9:31:17 AM PST · by John W · 190 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 2, 2012 | Frank Thorp, Luke Russert and Michael O'Brien
    House Speaker John Boehner distanced himself on Friday from Rush Limbaugh, calling the conservative radio host's words toward a women's rights advocate "inappropriate." Amid a growing media firestorm over comments Wednesday by Limbaugh toward Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law student who testified before a Democratic panel on the use of contraception, Washington's top Republicans said through a spokesman that Limbaugh was wrong. "The speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in a statement.
  • Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watches 57, 58, 62 (KY, MO, IN, IL, OH, WV)

    03/02/2012 8:33:15 AM PST · by dirtboy · 52 replies
    NOAA ^ | 3/2/2012
  • Obama heckled on Iran at NYC fundraiser [NO mention of this by network buttkissers?]

    03/02/2012 6:24:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/1/2012 | Donovan Slack
    As President Obama spoke to hundreds of 20- and 30-somethings packed into a steamy home furnishings showroom in New York Thursday, a woman in the crowd apparently felt it important to air her views. "Use your leadership!" she yelled out, according to a pool report. "No war in Iran!" The president, smiling, responded, "Nobody's announced a war, young lady. But we appreciate your sentiment. You're jumping the gun a little bit." The exchange occurred at a star-studded campaign fundraiser at ABC Carpet & Home, where the hosts included Deepak Chopra and Russell Simmons, among others, and the program included performances...
  • Andrew Breitbart, One of the Original FReepers

    03/01/2012 7:34:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 257 replies · 489+ views
    Thursday, March 1, 2012 | Kristinn
    Andrew Breitbart had a long history with Free Republic, from its early days and first FReeper gathering Los Angeles to the present.Using the screen name andrew, Breitbart joined FR on February 9, 1998 after lurking "long before" then.Andrew's posting history is captured back to September 8, 2001. His last post on FR was September 15, 2004. Even though he stopped posting to FR, Andrew maintained relations with people he met through FR and always had a kind word to say about the site when FR was brought up.I wrote for Andrew's Big sites and had limited dealings with him as...
  • Report: Bomb Squad Responding To Rush Limbaugh's House

    03/01/2012 3:38:42 PM PST · by Heartlander2 · 273 replies · 504+ views
    WPBF 25 News ^ | 3/1/2012
    Bomb squad on way to Rush Limbaugh's home.
  • Sheriff Arpaio: Obama birth certificate a ‘forgery’

    03/01/2012 12:26:24 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 209 replies · 192+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday he suspects the birth certificate President Obama released designed to prove his U.S. citizenship last year is a forgery. “A six-month long investigation conducted by my cold case posse has lead me to believe there is probable cause to believe that President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate released by the White House on April 27, 2011, is a computer-generated forgery,” the long-time sheriff, who has regularly battled the administration, said. Sheriff Arpaio said at least two crimes were committed in his view through the forgery. He released a 10-page report detailing...
  • Newt Gingrich Addresses The Cobb Chamber Of Commerce, Atlanta, Georgia – March 1 2012

    03/01/2012 1:28:43 PM PST · by Marguerite · 8 replies · 15+ views
    ElectAd ^ | March 1, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich Addresses The Cobb Chamber Of Commerce, Atlanta, Georgia – March 1 2012 "Without vision, the country perishes" Watch the speech at the link
  • Gallup: GOP leads in voter enthusiasm (By 8 points and growing)

    03/01/2012 8:40:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies · 24+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Conventional wisdom, and conventional hand-wringing, has this cycle’s tough primary fight eroding Republican enthusiasm for the general election against Barack Obama. Late last year, that seemed to be the case, as Republicans went from a +13 in enthusiasm in October to a +5 in December. However, the latest Gallup survey shows that enthusiasm has begun to rise among Republicans — and remains flat among Democrats: By 53% to 45%, Republicans, including independents who lean Republican, are slightly more likely than Democrats and Democratic leaners to say they are “more enthusiastic than usual about voting” this year. Republicans have consistently led...
  • Rasmussen National GOP: Romney 40%, Santorum 24%, Gingrich 16%

    03/01/2012 7:45:49 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 99 replies · 20+ views ^ | Thursday, March 01, 2012 | staff
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, coming off his primary wins in Arizona and Michigan, has jumped to a 16-point lead over Rick Santorum in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters shows Romney with 40% support to 24% for the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. This is Romney's biggest lead to date and the highest level of support any GOP candidate has earned in regular surveying of the race.
  • In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

    03/01/2012 6:00:33 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 814 replies · 95+ views ^ | 3/1/12 | Larry Solov
    Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles. We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior. Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love. Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation: I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex...
  • Afghan Troops Again Turn Guns on U.S. (2 more killed after Obama brags he "calmed things down")

    03/01/2012 5:20:02 AM PST · by kristinn · 50 replies · 11+ views
    CBS News ^ | Thursday, March 1, 2012
    (CBS News) KABUL - Two U.S. troops have (sic) were shot dead by three Afghan gunmen Thursday at their base in the southern Kandahar province, and two of the three shooters were Afghan National Army soldiers - another blow to a U.S. strategy pinned on direct partnership with Afghan forces. The two Afghan troops who opened fire were killed by U.S. troops, and a third shooter, a teacher at the joint U.S.-Afghan base, was wounded. SNIPFrom last night:(AP) -- President Barack Obama says his apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH'-mihd KAHR'-zeye) after U.S. forces accidentally burned Muslim Qurans has...
  • U.S. announces diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea

    02/29/2012 12:09:39 PM PST · by Repeat Offender · 73 replies · 7+ views
    The Envoy via Yahoo ^ | 29 Feb 2012 | Laura Rozen
    The United States announced a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea Wednesday. Under an agreement reached in direct talks in Beijing last week, North Korea has agreed to allow the return of nuclear inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, and has agreed to implement a moratorium on long-range missile tests, nuclear tests, and nuclear activities at Yongbyon, including uranium enrichment activities, the State Department said. In return, the United States will provide North Korea with a large food aid package.
  • 54% in Wisconsin Oppose Recall of GOP Governor Walker

    02/29/2012 12:01:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 7+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 02/29/2012
    Most Wisconsin voters approve of the job embattled Governor Scott Walker is doing and oppose the effort to recall him from office before the next election. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 52% of Likely Wisconsin Voters at least somewhat approve of Walker’s job performance to date, while 46% at least somewhat disapprove. These findings include 40% who Strongly Approve of how the Republican governor is doing and just as many (40%) who Strongly Disapprove. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen...
  • ELECTION 2012 TRACKING Romney33% Santorum25% Gingrich16%

    02/29/2012 11:34:23 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 15 replies · 2+ views ^ | 02.29.12
    TRIAL HEAT Romney50%+2 Obama46%-2 Obama49%-2 Santorum48%+5 Economy Is Paramount Issue to U.S. Voters Social issues, immigration are less important February 29, 2012 Registered voters rate the economy as the most important issue to their 2012 presidential vote, followed by unemployment, the federal budget deficit, and the 2010 healthcare law. Social issues rank as the least important issue.
  • Breaking : Ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey to run for his former Nebraska seat

    02/29/2012 11:39:08 AM PST · by sunmars · 75 replies · 56+ views
    OMAHA, Neb. — Former Sen. Bob Kerrey is reversing course and says he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for the Nebraska seat he once held. Kerrey’s announcement Wednesday comes just weeks after he publicly rejected a run to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson. It’s also just two days before Nebraska’s candidate filing deadline. The 1992 presidential candidate and former Nebraska governor previously said not running was in his family’s best interest. Kerrey’s announcement gives new hope to national Democrats desperate to stop Republicans from netting four Senate seats this fall and regaining control of the chamber. But it’s also sure...
  • Gingrich super PAC spokesman: Santorum ‘might win if he could speak English’

    02/29/2012 10:09:58 AM PST · by VinL · 62 replies · 1+ views
    WashPo ^ | 2-29-11 | Sonmez
    A campaign that’s already seen its fair share of sharp attacks took a novel turn Wednesday morning when the spokesman for a super PAC backing former House speaker Newt Gingrich took aim at former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum’s ability to speak the English language. Speaking on MSNBC’s Jansing & Co., Rick Tyler said that the outcome of last night’s primaries in Arizona and Michigan gave Gingrich an opening. “Rick Santorum failed to win, but Mitt Romney failed to inspire,” Tyler said. “Rick Santorum might win if he could speak English.” Tyler is a senior adviser to “Winning our Future,” the...
  • Poll: Wisconsin's Walker to survive union recall drive

    02/29/2012 9:06:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 33 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 29 Feb 2012
    So much for that recall effort. According to a new Rasmussen poll of likely Wisconsin voters, Gov. Scott Walker should survive an effort to throw out his 2010 election, a campaign driven by pro-union activists angered that he limited collective bargaining rights for public employees in a budget-cutting move. It’s a huge and positive switch for Scott’s fortunes. Opponents made headlines when they easily collected 1 million signatures on a recall petition. Walker this week said he would not challenge the signatures-including names like “Donald Duck”-because there isn’t enough time before the May recall election. Rasmussen’s poll is the latest...
  • Iowa House Democrats leave Statehouse in protest (Demoncrats flee pro-RKBA bills, 2nd Amendment)

    02/29/2012 9:04:22 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 29 FEB 2012 | James Q. Lynch
    Iowa House Democrats left the Capitol in protest Wednesday, saying they were betrayed by the Republican majority that decided this morning to debate controversial gun rights legislation. “We’ve been doubled-crossed,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Des Moines, just before he lead his 40-member caucus out of the Statehouse. Democrats had been led to believe a constitutional amendment spelling out Iowans’ right to bear arms and the so-called “Castle Doctrine” giving Iowans the right to defend themselves would not be debated Feb. 29, McCarthy said. However, he was told after both parties went into their routine closed-door meetings to discuss...
  • Romney Wins Gives Gingrich Glimmer of Hope

    02/29/2012 6:35:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Southern Political Report ^ | February 28, 2012 | Matt Towery
    Whether Newt Gingrich’s political team realized it or not, they escaped sudden death with Mitt Romney’s wins in Arizona and Michigan. While the Gingrich team spoke of the need to see Mitt Romney lose his “home state” the reality of Rick Santorum going down after his campaign and the PAC supporting him spent a fortune in Michigan is stark. The bloom is now officially off the Santorum rose. Enter Gingrich, who has (to use a Newt phrase) “frankly” been out of money and unable to compete or even defend himself in states where he could have been or is competitive....
  • Senior Al-Qaeda leader arrested in Cairo

    02/29/2012 3:35:38 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 23 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Feb 29, 2012 | staff
    CAIRO: Senior Al-Qaeda operative Seif al-Adel, who was reported to have briefly taken over the militant network's leadership after Osama Ben Laden's death, was arrested in Cairo airport on Wednesday, security officials said. The officials did not say why the Egyptian militant, who is on the FBI's most wanted list with up to $5 million dollar reward for his capture, flew to Cairo airport. An airport official said he arrived on an Emirates Airline flight from Pakistan with a stop over in Dubai.
  • Strong Tornado Hits Branson Missouri

    02/29/2012 12:18:25 AM PST · by FourPeas · 49 replies · 10+ views
    kfsm via twitter ^ | 29 Feb 2012
    Reports via twitter and storm spotters on WeatherTap that a strong tornado has hit Branson, Missouri. Significant damage reported in populated areas. Damage reported to Capri Inn.