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  • Threat against Sen. Marco Rubio under investigation, his office says

    04/24/2012 9:52:22 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 105 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 04/25/2012
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is the target of a threat deemed credible enough to merit police protection in Washington, D.C., and at his home in West Miami, his office said late Tuesday. The freshman senator rocketed to national political stardom in recent weeks as he jumped to the top of the shortlist of potential running mates for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. From CNN to The Daily Show, Rubio has become a staple of cable-news chatter about whether Romney will offer him the spot — and whether he would take it. But the fame has made him not...
  • Gingrich to WCNC: 'We’ll continue to campaign'

    04/24/2012 6:24:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 115 replies
    WCNC ^ | 4-24-12 | staff
    Despite speculation that he might drop out of the presidential race soon, Newt Gingrich said he is pressing on during an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 36 anchor Dave Wagner Tuesday afternoon. “These reports somehow get exaggerated,” Gingrich. “We have 23 events this week…What I did say was that we are going to evaluate actively and honestly what has happened here.” Gingrich spent part of Tuesday at the Billy Graham library with his wife and campaign staff. He is expected at an event Tuesday night in Concord as well. “Under any circumstance we are going to be at every single event...
  • NBC: North Korean nuclear test could happen as early as Tuesday night

    04/24/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    North Korea could carry out an underground test of a nuclear weapon as early as Tuesday night as the North's reclusive leadership dramatically tries to up the stakes with the U.S. and the West, U.S. officials told NBC News. U.S. officials say North Korea may already have an arsenal between 12 and a "few dozen" far more advanced weapons, many more than generally believed.
  • "Cut His Head Off!" Illinois union thugs rail against Wisconsin's Governor

    04/24/2012 12:39:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    EAGNews.org ^ | 4-22-12 | EAG Foundation
    Rev. T. Ray McJunkins of Springfield's Union Baptist Church and USAction's William McNary engaged in violent rhetoric to rile up a union crowd of thousands just yards away from an Illinois appearance by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. McNary challenged Walker to "knuckle up" while McJunkins said they're going to "cut off his head," likening Walker to Goliath.
  • Gingrich daughter: Campaign to 'reassess' standing

    04/24/2012 9:51:08 AM PDT · by tatown · 130 replies
    AP ^ | 4/24/2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Newt Gingrich's daughter says the former House speaker will "reassess" his campaign after the votes are tallied in Delaware, potentially setting the stage for his exit from the Republican presidential race. Jackie Gingrich Cushman said Tuesday that her father's campaign has slimmed down but is still winning over voters who aren't yet sold on Mitt Romney, who has effectively clinched the GOP presidential nomination. Despite trailing Romney in convention delegates and fundraising, Gingrich has vowed to campaign until the party's late-summer convention in Florida. Gingrich is carrying more than $4.3 million in debt and has been spending...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (April 23, 2012)

    04/23/2012 8:52:55 PM PDT · by Doofer · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 23, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. In a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney earns 47% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.
  • Is there a drone in your neighbourhood?

    04/24/2012 6:23:05 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 107 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 05:15 EST, 24 April 2012 | Julian Gavaghan
    Is there a drone in your neighbourhood? Rise of spy planes exposed after FAA is forced to reveal 63 launch sites across U.S. Unmanned spy planes are being launched from locations in 20 states and owners include the military and universities. There are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S, federal authorities have been forced to reveal following a landmark Freedom of Information lawsuit. The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states. Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations,...
  • BTTT!! Steady as she goes!! [FReepathon thread XIII]

    04/23/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 719 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 23, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! We are making slow but steady headway with our FReepathon. Let's keep 'er going!! Please keep those donations coming in folks. No matter who gets the nomination, or who gets elected, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!! Please click the link above to donate via secure server or mail checks to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794 Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!! We are the resistance!! Vote wisely. Vote STRAIGHT conservative. Put in...
  • 'Someone Kill the Judge'

    04/23/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 227 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/23/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    George Zimmerman, the accused murderer of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, has been released from jail on bail. Meeting Zimmerman's release are calls (on Twitter) for him to be killed. As Twitchy reports, "Twitter lynch mob: George Zimmerman is out on bail? Let’s kill him!" But it's not just Zimmerman who is at risk. In fact, there's already been a call on Twitter for the murder of the judge, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, who agreed to release Zimmerman on bail. Writing on a Twitter, someone named @Rick_Cobain writes, "Zimmerman released from jail someone kill the judge!!!!!"
  • HERALD EXCLUSIVE: Sources Say Chief Bill Lee Jr. Will Permanently Step Down (Sanford)

    Sources have revealed to The Sanford Herald that former Chief Bill Lee Jr. will permanently resign this afternoon. City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. has confirmed that there will be a special meeting held with city commissioners today at 4 p.m. Read more: The Sanford Herald - HERALD EXCLUSIVE Chief Bill Lee Jr will permanently step down this afternoon
  • Cynthia McKinney back and running for her old congressional seat

    04/23/2012 7:57:57 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 103 replies
    AJC ^ | 04.23.2012 | Jeffry Scott
    Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is preparing to run for her old 4th Congressional district seat on the Green Party ticket. Andy Manis, AP Cynthia McKinney, a former congresswoman, ran for president as the Green Party candidate in 2008. McKinney was defeated by 4th district incumbent Hank Johnson in 2006 after serving six terms in Congress and has kept a low profile since returning to Atlanta from the San Francisco area where she moved in 2007. Since February she has made a few public appearances in her old district but stayed low key with her plans. She filed paperwork April...
  • Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters

    04/21/2012 10:09:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Friday afternoon, Free Beacon reporter CJ Ciaramella requested a comment from the Justice Department about my new book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. This was the response he received.   That's right folks. Media Matters, the far Left website funded by George Soros, is now serving as a mouth piece for the United States Department of Justice. Not only did DOJ refer Ciaramella to Media Matters for information about Operation Fast and Furious, but didn't even refer him to material that had anything to do with his original question about the FBI covering...
  • George Zimmerman released from jail

    04/22/2012 9:36:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman was released around midnight Monday from a county jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag. He met a man in a white vehicle and drove away. His ultimate destination is being kept secret for his safety and it could be outside Florida. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said at a hearing Friday he cannot have any guns and must observe a 7 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew. Zimmerman also surrendered his passport....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 April 2012

    04/22/2012 5:01:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 202 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 April 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 22nd, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Peter King, R-N.Y.; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Lieberman; Senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas; Ralph Basham, a former director of the Secret Service; Eric Fehrnstrom, adviser to GOP president candidate Mitt Romney; Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign for Obama.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Rep. Carolyn...
  • Why donate to Free Republic? How does Free Republic advance conservatism?

    04/21/2012 12:02:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 106 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 21, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Maybe others can answer more concisely, but I believe we need a place where like-minded traditional conservatives can meet to discuss and advocate for our pro-life, pro-liberty, pro-constitution, pro-traditional American conservative values, principles and causes--without being hounded and attacked by leftists, "moderates" and other naysayers, doubters, doom & gloomers, malcontents or trolls who would either outright destroy our liberty and our way of life, surrender it, or otherwise nibble away at it in bits and bites. Free Republic has been just that for fifteen years!! We wholeheartedly and steadfastly believe in and defend our founding principles and our traditional American...
  • Former Nixon aide Chuck Colson dies at 80

    04/21/2012 1:46:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 21, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    (CBS News) Chuck Colson, a former aide to Richard Nixon, evangelical leader, author and nonprofit founder, died Saturday at the age of 80.
  • Hatch didn't make it he has to run in Primary!!!!

    04/21/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT · by taildragger · 271 replies
    Fox News | 4/21/2012 | taildragger
    Folks, just heard, Hatch in a run off ! Liljenquist and Tea Partiers did it !!!
  • Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again

    04/20/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 111 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-21-12 | Dover
    The Newt Gingrich campaign found itself in a state of confusion Friday night when reports surfaced that Gingrich would cancel all of his stops in North Carolina next week, fueling suggestions that Gingrich would be suspending his campaign. But the campaign says nothing is happening. Two people close to the Gingrich campaign told ABC News they were contacted and told all of Gingrich’s North Carolina stops had been canceled, although R.C. Hammond, communications director for the campaign, said there was a “communication glitch.” “There was confusion, but we will maintain our North Carolina schedule next week,” Hammond said. One person...
  • Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early - $50,000 a head

    04/20/2012 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 04/19/12 | Ben Smith
    Former Governor Mitt Romney is already offering top donors access to a special "Presidential Inaugural retreat," planned on the assumption that he will be elected president this November. The offer, in a fundraising email circulated by a top Georgia supporter to fellow Republicans and obtained by BuzzFeed, is one of several goodies offered to those who contribute more than $50,000 to the joint fundraising committee known as "Romney Victory," a program whose outlines were first reported by POLITICO. Those donors will be named "Founding Members" of Romney Victory and invited to a California retreat with Romney and offered "yet to...
  • UPDATE: West Sacramento Shooting Suspect Dead

    04/20/2012 9:02:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 16 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | Unatributed
    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Interstate 80 was shut down between West Sacramento and Davis for six hours as police searched for an armed suspect who shot at officers after a carjacking early Friday morning, clogging freeways throughout the region, then is believed to have assaulted a church pastor and stolen a second truck. Friday evening Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy cornered on the suspect in an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Ethan Way in the Arden Arcade area. Officers opened fire. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. photo UPDATE: West Sacramento Shooting Suspect Dead The incident began just...
  • Hitler finds out he's been banned from FR

    04/20/2012 12:02:29 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 266 replies
    Hitler finds out he's been banned from FR
  • Zimmerman Granted Bail

    04/20/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 110 replies
    Drudge ^ | 20 Apr 2012
    Zimmerman granted Bail !!!
  • Zimmerman seeking release from jail on bond Friday [LIVE COVERAGE LINK]

    04/20/2012 7:19:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 185 replies
    NBC6 Miami ^ | Apr 20, 2012 | Brian Hamacher
    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/George-Zimmerman-Due-in-Court-for-Bond-Hearing-in-Trayvon-Martin-Case-148238565.html
  • Photo taken after Trayvon Martin shooting shows bloody George Zimmerman [LIVE THREAD]

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — WFTV just learned Friday morning about a picture of gunman George Zimmerman, taken just three minutes after the shooting that left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead. The picture reportedly shows cuts on the back of Zimmerman's head, with blood trickling down. Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Martin on February 26 in a gated Sanford community, claimed he killed Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of Martin. The picture would seem to back up Zimmerman's claim that Martin slammed his head against the sidewalk. That picture could be part of...
  • Fort Knox drops Ted Nugent from concert plans

    04/19/2012 6:12:48 PM PDT · by SLB · 128 replies
    The News Enterprise ^ | April 19, 2012
    Following rocker Ted Nugent's recent comments about President Barack Obama, he has been dropped from a scheduled performance at Fort Knox, the post announced Thursday afternoon. Nugent set off a controversy at last weekend's National Rifle Association convention when he criticized high-ranking members of Obama's administration and offered support for possible Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. In a video posted on YouTube by the NRA, Nugent said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. If you can't go home and get everybody in your lives...
  • I had a dream. Rommey/Palin ticket wins in November. But wait, there's more.......

    04/16/2012 3:20:02 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 76 replies
    4/16/12 | Me
    Not to say it will happen, but what if Mitt chose Sarah as his running mate (and she accepted). What if there was an agreement where Mitt actually came to the conclusion that with Sarah as his VP running mate, he would resign immediately as President so Sarah could become President. I know, I know...you say no way. But the Lord works in misterious ways. Mitt just might see the light and realize that the only way to make sure Obama is defeated is to first, choose Sarah as his running mate and second, once elected immediately step down and...
  • Election 2012 Trial Heat: Obama vs. Romney [MR +4]

    04/18/2012 2:02:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Gallup ^ | 4/18/12 | Gallup
    These are the results when registered voters are asked: "Suppose the presidential election were held today. If Barack Obama were the Democratic Party's candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney were the Republican Party's candidate, who would you vote for Barack Obama, the Democrat or Mitt Romney, the Republican?" Those who are undecided are further asked if they lean more toward Obama or Romney and their leanings are incorporated into the results.
  • Good News: Romney Knows the Media's Out to Destroy Him

    04/19/2012 12:56:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2012 | John Nolte
    Republicans should rejoice. When it comes to understanding the threat of the media, in a news-making interview with our own Larry O'Connor yesterday, Governor Mitt Romney proved he is no John McCain. Whether the story is true or not, I don't know, but sometime during the 2008 election, someone told me that our candidate, John McCain, said something to the effect of, "All these relationships I've made in the media are really going to pay off now."
  • TransCanada submits new Keystone XL pipeline plan

    04/18/2012 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/18/2012 | Lee Ross
    For the first time since President Obama issued a controversial order halting its progress, the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is once again on track for bureaucratic review after TransCanada submitted a new route through Nebraska designed to avoid environmentally sensitive areas. The new plan, which TransCanada submitted to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality on Wednesday, takes the Keystone project out of the deep freeze that began in January when Obama agreed with the recommendation of the State Department to reject the initial pipeline application. This new development, first reported by Fox News, allows Nebraska officials to review the impact...
  • Obama Eats Dog Meat (Tell Kids to Watch Their Pets)

    04/18/2012 8:20:09 AM PDT · by LyinLibs · 138 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-17-2012 | Jake Tapper
    The Daily Caller noted that in President Obama’s best-selling memoir, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” the president recalls being fed dog meat as a young boy in Indonesia with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.
  • FReepathon! big bad easter bunny's MONEY BOMB WEDNESDAY : 5:00PM PACIFIC!!!

    04/18/2012 5:14:05 PM PDT · by onyx · 206 replies
    Free Republic, Your Premiere Conservative Online Forum ^ | April 18, 2012 - 5:00PM Pacific | big bad easter bunny
    <p>Unfortunately today I have some work issues and some serious family issues to attend to. Last money bomb I promoted, I posted all day long. Could a few of my fellow Freepers step-in today and help out?</p> <p>5PM Pacific time, TODAY!!!!!!</p>
  • Dick Clark dead at 82

    04/18/2012 12:56:32 PM PDT · by crosslink · 158 replies
    TMZ is reporting that famed TV producer, and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” host Dick Clark has died at the age of 82 from an apparent massive heart attack. There are few details surrounding his death at this time. Clark suffered a stroke in 2004, forcing him to retire from hosting “New Years’ Rockin’ Eve.” Ryan Seacrest took over in 2006
  • BREAKING: Pro-life, pro-family Evangelical leader Chuck Colson dying, prayers requested

    04/18/2012 10:24:57 AM PDT · by jettester · 90 replies
    LifeSitenews.com ^ | 4/18/12 | John-Henry Westen
    LANSDOWNE, Va., April 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jim Liske, CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries, gave the following update this morning to the staff and supporters of Prison Fellowship, Justice Fellowship, and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview: “Dear Friends: It is with a heavy, but hopeful heart that I share with you that it appears our friend, brother, and founder will soon be home with the Lord. Chuck’s condition took a decided turn yesterday, and the doctors advised Patty and the family to gather by his bedside.
  • Jesse Kelly picked as GOP candidate in Ariz.'s CD8

    04/18/2012 3:58:06 AM PDT · by CanadianYankee · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 18 April 2012 | WALTER BERRY
    Voters in southern Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday night chose Republican Jesse Kelly to face former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber in a special election to replace the wounded ex-congresswoman.........
  • US: Strike on N. Korea Possible if Nuclear Test Held

    04/18/2012 3:23:02 AM PDT · by No One Special · 59 replies
    KBS World ^ | April 17, 2012 | Not Listed
    The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command says the U.S. may launch a surgical strike against missile bases and nuclear test sites in North Korea if it conducts a third nuclear test. Admiral Samuel Locklear explained the U.S.'s position on Tuesday at a meeting with South Korean defense journalists at the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command (CFC) in Seoul. Locklear said Washington is closely watching the North in relation to the possibility of a third nuclear test, adding the U.S. and South Korea are looking at all options including a surgical strike. Regarding the North’s new long-range ballistic missile unveiled...
  • Does Romney's Tax Plan Accept the Premise of the Left's Class Warfare? (Rush has MR news)

    04/17/2012 6:07:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 62 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-17-12 | Rush Limbaugh
    Excerpt: "Now on Sunday night Romney was here in Palm Beach for a big fundraiser. Word has leaked out about some of the things that he said to the donors. These are things that he's not said publicly in terms of specifics on policy, and one of the things that he talked about was a tax plan. He wants to lower rates but eliminate some deductions for the rich. And I have to tell you, folks, I'm not comfortable with the Republican nominee talking about special plans for "the rich," special plans for "Hispanics." That was part of it, too....
  • Keep it coming in, folks!! We are the resistance!! [FReepathon thread X]

    04/17/2012 2:55:51 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 533 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 17, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    ObamaCare/RomneyCare. Mandated compulsory health insurance. Penalties for noncompliance. Death panels. Taxpayer funded/subsidized abortion. Government coercion. Force. Culture of Death. Abortion. Planned Parenthood. Euthanasia. Organ harvesting. Embryonic stem cell research. Tyranny against religious institutions/hospitals who refuse to go along. Gay rights. Gays in the military. Gays in the scouts. Gay marriage. Sodomy training in grade school. NAMBLA. "Hate" crimes for those resisting and speaking out. Our Christian bible a hate book. Socialism. Statism. Big government. Big spending. Big borrowing. Big taxing. Big deficits. Crony capitalism. Subsidies. Government choosing winners and losers. TARP. Bailouts. Takeovers. Porkulus. Open checkbook. No approved budget. Endless...
  • White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In [Special Interests: Pay To Play!]

    04/15/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 14, 2012 | MIKE McINTIRE and MICHAEL LUO
    White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In MIKE McINTIRE and MICHAEL LUO April 14, 2012 Last May, as a battle was heating up between Internet companies and Hollywood over how to stop online piracy, a top entertainment industry lobbyist landed a meeting at the White House with one of President Obama’s technology advisers. Dwight and Antoinette C. Bush in 2010. Ms. Bush visits the White House frequently. The lobbyist did not get there by himself. He was accompanied by Antoinette C. Bush, a well-connected Washington lawyer who has represented companies like Viacom, Sony and News Corporation...
  • Poll: Scott Walker Opens Up Lead on Opponents (PPP Poll)

    04/17/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 87 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | April 16, 2012 | Christian Schneider
    Ever wonder what it takes to sanitize a Daily Kos post of all the snark and pompous windbaggery? We found out today, when their very own poll showed Wisconsin governor Scott Walker opening up a lead on his two primary Democratic opponents in the pending June 5 recall election. (One imagines the Daily Kos author typing that post while looking like Sylvester the Cat having swallowed a bag of alum.)
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mitt Romney leads Obama in first Gallup national tracking poll

    04/16/2012 12:03:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 349 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney leads President Obama in the first Gallup national daily tracking poll. Romney took 47 percent support from surveyed registered voters, while Obama took 45 in a poll conducted between April 11 and April 15. Romney's edge though is within the poll's three point margin of error. Independents tipped the scale in favor of Romney, going for the former Massachusetts governor 45 percent to 39.
  • 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...
  • FR Exclusive: Convicted Sex Offender Headlines Obama Campaign Event Emceed by Manager Jim Messina

    04/16/2012 9:46:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 61 replies
    Monday, April 16, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor
    Obama reelection campaign manager Jim Messina emceed an event for Obama campaign volunteers Sunday night that was headlined by a rock singer convicted of sexual battery on a college student in 1990.The popular rock group The Red Hot Chili Peppers played a concert at the House of Blues in Cleveland last night for about 1200 Obama for America supporters who volunteered time at Obama phone banks. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:...On Sunday, the Cleveland Heights woman joined 1,200 Obama volunteers at the House of Blues to hear the band play a 45-minute set that included its anthem, "Under the Bridge,"...
  • Taliban lead attacks on U.S. bases and government sites across Afghanistan

    04/16/2012 7:20:11 AM PDT · by Baynative · 36 replies
    McLatchy ^ | 4/16/12 | Jonathan S. Landay and Ali Safi
    Taliban-led insurgents opened a spring offensive Sunday with a wave of coordinated suicide missions, firing at embassies and government offices from seized buildings in Kabul and attacking U.S. bases and police stations in three eastern provinces. The strikes, which seemed to catch U.S.-led forces and Afghan authorities by surprise, sparked fierce firefights in Kabul and two other cities that underscored the insurgency's lethality as U.S. combat troops gird for the second phase of a withdrawal due to end in 2014.
  • Our FReepathon is well underway!! Damn the Donkeys & RINOS, full steam ahead!! [Thread IX]

    04/15/2012 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 832 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | TYRANNY TAX DAY 2012!! | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! We're at the end of the second week of our second quarter 2012 Freepathon and we've raised the first SEVENTEEN percent of our goal. One percent per day keeps the 404 away, but we need your help to get her up to full battle speed. No matter who wins the nomination or the election, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire. We're hoping for the tea party rebellion of 2010 to continue in November 2012. It's unlikely that we're going to have a conservative in the Presidency, but if we...
  • Taliban Strike Afghan Capital and Provinces

    04/15/2012 4:24:16 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 41 replies
    The Taliban staged multiple and sustained attacks across Kabul and eastern Afghanistan on Sunday hitting the heavily secured diplomatic neighborhood of Kabul and the Parliament area as well as Afghan government installations in at least two provinces. A NATO spokesman confirmed multiple attacks had occurred across Kabul, potentially in as many as seven locations.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 April 2012

    04/15/2012 5:08:53 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 144 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 15 April 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 15th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Ed Gillespie, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Newt Romney; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Democratic political strategist Hilary Rosen; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Geithner; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. THIS WEEK (ABC): Geithner.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee.
  • Egypt disqualifies top Islamists, Mubarak VP from vote

    04/15/2012 12:42:31 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 15, 2012 | Tom Perry
    The race for the Egyptian presidency took a dramatic turn on Saturday when the authorities disqualified front-runners including Hosni Mubarak's spy chief, a Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a Salafi preacher whose lawyer warned that "a major crisis" was looming. The presidential election is the climax of a transition to civilian rule being led by the military council that assumed power from Mubarak on February 11, 2011 at the height of the uprising against his three decades in power. The generals are due to hand power to the elected president on July 1. The disqualifications add to the drama of a...
  • Wichita in tornado crosshairs.

    04/14/2012 8:16:57 PM PDT · by lmr · 78 replies
    ksn.com | 4-14-2012 | Self
    Severe Storms in Wichita. Large Tornado moving into Southwest part of city. Haysville, Derby, Wichita especially in the crosshairs. We're hunkered down here and prepared. It looks like it might miss us, but there are more storms expected tonight. Looks like a long evening. Stay Safe!