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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 June 2012

    06/03/2012 4:55:11 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 138 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 3 June 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 3rd, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Ed Gillespie, Romney campaign adviser; Steven Rattner, who led Obama's auto task force.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Govs. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., and John Kasich, R-Ohio; Kevin Madden, adviser to the Romney campaign; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.FACE THE NATION (CBS): David Axelrod, adviser to the Obama campaign; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas; former Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa.THIS WEEK (ABC): Stephanie Cutter, President Barack Obama's re-election deputy campaign manager; Eric Fehrnstrom, adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential...
  • Pro-Walker Marine veteran dragged out and arrested at Bill Clinton-Barrett Rally in Wisconsin

    06/01/2012 7:13:15 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 174 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    A pro-Walker Marine vet got into a few confrontations at Democrat Tom Barrett’s rally today with Bill Clinton in Wisconsin. The Franklin Center has video. They couldn’t handle the truth. So, union cops were called in and dragged him out of the rally and arrested him. They didn’t like what he was saying. The Marine is predicting a 10 point win for Scott Walker. I second that.
  • WH on disastrous jobs report: Problems in the labor market won’t be solved “overnight,” you know

    06/01/2012 1:30:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JUNE 1, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Anyone want to try defining “overnight” for me, just so that we have a rule of thumb going forward? On Inauguration Day, I would have accepted “2009″ or even “his first two years in office” as plausible answers. Instead, five months out from election day, somehow dawn still has yet to break. His braintrust is now actually on the cusp of arguing, in all seriousness, that it’s unfair to judge him on what’s happened in the jobs market over the course of his entire first term. What do you do when America’s just taken an economic gut punch, with a...
  • Judge Revokes Zimmerman's Bond

    06/01/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT · by Lurker · 220 replies
    WLS AM Chicago ^ | 1 June 2012 | Unknown
    ORLANDO, Fla. (WLS) - Prosecutors asked a judge Friday to revoke the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Prosecutors said in a motion that 28-year-old George Zimmerman and his family misled them about his finances when testifying during a bail hearing that allowed him to be released from jail on a $150,000 bond. Prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda asked for the revocation during a hearing to help determine if prosecutors and the defense can stop the public release of certain documents in the case. During the bond hearing in April, Zimmerman's relatives testified they...
  • Walker leads by 7 heading into Tuesday's Wisconsin recall

    06/01/2012 10:57:41 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) enjoys a 7-point advantage over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett among likely voters in Tuesday's recall election.
  • Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran

    06/01/2012 10:46:13 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1 June 2012 | DAVID E. SANGER
    From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program. Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks — begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games — even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran’s Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet. Computer security experts who began studying the...
  • Feds order Florida to halt ongoing push to remove ineligible voters from rolls.

    06/01/2012 10:00:35 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2012 | AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Federal authorities are demanding that Florida halt its push to remove ineligible voters from the voter rolls. In a move that comes just months before the state could play a pivotal role in the 2012 presidential election, the U.S. Department of Justice contends that the state is violating federal law in its effort to identify and remove ineligible voters. The state's effort has already come under fire from local election supervisors who belong to both political parties, as well as Democratic members of Congress and voting rights groups. Chris Cate, a spokesman for the Florida Department of...
  • US Creates 69,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Rate 8.2% (Up from 8.1%)

    06/01/2012 5:33:07 AM PDT · by NE Cons · 154 replies
    CNBC.COM ^ | 6/1/12 | Jeff Cox
    The American jobs engine hit stall speed in May, with the economy adding just 69,000 new jobs while the unemployment rate climbed to 8.2 percent. Photo: Sturti | Vetta | Getty Images -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As another summertime swoon looms, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that job creation missed economist estimates for 158,000 new positions, and said labor force participation remains near 30-year lows though incrementally better than last month. In May, stocks suffered through their worst month in two years, and the job-creation figures only added to the gloom. Stock market futures indicated a sharply lower open for Wall Street,...
  • Nancy Reagan endorses Romney's bid for president

    05/31/2012 9:56:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 392 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 31, 2012 | AP
    The widow of President Ronald Reagan says she is firmly behind Romney. And she says that her "Ronnie" would have liked Romney's business background and what she calls his "strong principles." In a statement issued after the Romneys' visit, Mrs. Reagan said she believes that Romney has the experience and leadership skills that, in her words, "our country so desperately needs."
  • Obama Tells Donors Health-Care Fight May Loom After Court Rules

    05/31/2012 8:44:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    link only due to copywrite
  • U.S. House Rejects Bill to Ban Gender-Based Abortions

    05/31/2012 5:33:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 59 replies
    Bloomberg | 5/31/12 | Derek Wallbank
  • Breaking News:John Edwards found not guilty on one of six counts

    05/31/2012 1:37:01 PM PDT · by edpc · 33 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 31 May 2012 | ABC
    Edwards not guilty on one count, mistrial on 5 other counts. Just headline for now on Yahoo. Pending video conference at link.
  • Polls Show Tight Race in Colorado, Iowa, Nevada

    05/31/2012 12:55:39 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 18 replies
    President Obama and Mitt Romney are running neck-and-neck in three key battlegrounds -- Colorado, Iowa and Nevada -- according to a new slate of NBC News/Marist polls of registered voters. A majority of voters in each state feel optimistic about the state of the economy, and say the worst of the storm is in the rearview mirror...
  • Combative Romney Team Hits Obama Coast-to-Coast

    05/31/2012 12:21:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 106 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Thursday, May 31, 2012 | Byron York
    it intends to fight the guerilla warfare of a presidential campaign with a new aggressiveness and combativeness. The first signal came in Boston, where top Obama adviser David Axelrod organized an anti-Romney event on the steps of the Massachusetts state house. The event, which Team Obama wanted to keep under wraps until shortly before it happened, was to feature remarks from Axelrod and Democratic state officeholders who would attack Romney's record as governor from 2003 to 2007. But it didn't work out as planned. First, word of the event leaked last night, and the Romney campaign quickly scheduled an event...
  • First time in 5 1/2 years: Half of all voters trust GOP on economy.

    05/31/2012 12:35:14 PM PDT · by sunmars · 25 replies
    For the first time in five-and-a-half years of regular tracking, half of voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats when it comes to the economy, the issue they rate by far as most important to how they will vote. Voters now trust Republicans more on six of the 10 major issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports, Democrats more on two, and they're tied on two.
  • John Edwards Jury Reaches Verdict

    05/31/2012 11:35:47 AM PDT · by sean327 · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 31, 2012 | MAT MENDEZ
    After a lengthy deliberation, a North Carolina jury has reached a verdict in the John Edwards mistress-and-money trial. The verdict is expected to be read shortly. The jury began deliberating on May 18 after a month of testimony, which at times sounded more like a steamy soap opera than a trial on the intricacies of campaign finance rules. Charged with six counts of violating federal campaign laws, Edwards was accused by the government of soliciting nearly $1 million from wealthy backers to finance a cover up of his illicit affair and illegitimate child while running for president in 2008.
  • Boston appeals court finds federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

    05/31/2012 7:21:25 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    An appeals court has ruled that a law that denies a host of federal benefits to same-sex married couples is unconstitutional
  • U.S. 1Q GDP Growth Revised Down to 1.9%

    05/31/2012 6:29:23 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 29 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 5/30/2012 | Fox Business
    U.S. economic growth was a bit slower than initially thought in the first quarter as businesses restocked shelves at a moderate pace and government spending declined sharply.
  • Romney takes lead in Ohio : Rasmussen Romney 46%, Obama 44%

    05/31/2012 6:18:14 AM PDT · by sunmars · 64 replies
    Mitt Romney has inched ahead of President Obama in Ohio, taking the lead in the key battleground state after the president has led there for several months. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Romney with 46% support to Obama’s 44%. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) remain undecided.

    Developing. Analysts expect to see 370K weekly claims. That would exactly be in line with last week's 370K. The number is one of the best high-frequency predictors of the economy and the market, so this is big. If this stays tame, it will do a lot to assure that things aren't deteriorating too badly. UPDATE: The number is 383K, a miss from an upwardly revised.