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  • Judge Rules Photo ID Won’t Be Required For Pennsylvania Voters This Year

    10/02/2012 7:38:15 AM PDT · by JediJones · 70 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 10/2/2012 | Cherri Gregg
    Judge Robert Simpson has effectively decided to block part of the law. Following his ruling, voters will still be asked for a valid voter ID at the poll. But if they don’t have it, they will still be able to cast their vote in the usual manner. The judge suspended the portion of the law that would have required voters without valid ID to cast what is called a “provisional” ballot, which would not be counted unless the voter could produce a valid photo ID within six days after the election. Judge Simpson says he viewed the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s...
  • Poll: Nelson, Mack tied in Florida Senate race

    10/01/2012 7:03:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson's once smooth ride toward a third term has hit a snag, says a new poll, which shows the Florida lawmaker locked in a dead heat with Republican challenger Rep. Connie Mack. The results of an independent survey by Gravis Marketing shows each candidate with the support of 43 percent of likely voters, though 14 percent are undecided. The result is contrary to recent surveys, including four separate independent polls taken in September that pegged Mr. Nelson with a 14-point lead.
  • NH Poll: Obama opens up 15 point lead

    10/01/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Joe27 · 200 replies
    Reported on RealClearPolitics ^ | October 1st | University of New Hampshire
    "President Barack Obama has opened a lead over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. Independent voters who had been supporting Romney have swung to Obama in recent weeks." ....... "With one month remaining before the November 6 election, Barack Obama has opened up a statistically significant lead over Mitt Romney in the battleground state of New Hampshire. In the most recent Granite State Poll, 52% of likely New Hampshire voters plan to vote for Obama, 37% say they will support Romney, 3% prefer some other candidate, and 9% say they are undecided."
  • Woo hoo!! Our fourth quarter FReepathon is now underway!!

    10/01/2012 8:15:42 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 501 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | Oct 1, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! Woo hoo!! One month to go before Obama is voted OUT!! The 2010 Tea Party Sweeps continue into 2012!! We'll be voting out Obama and as many rats as possible from as many elected offices as possible all across this great land. Let freedom ring!! And our fourth quarter FReepathon is now underway!! Please click the link above to donate via secure server or mail checks to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794 Make it a monthly if you can. Thank you all very much for making FR the number one grassroots conservative...
  • Live Thread: Univision Report on Fast and Furious 7 P.M. EDT 9/30/12

    09/30/2012 4:04:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    Univision ^ | Sunday, September 30, 2012 | Kristinn
    Just starting now. It's supposed to have English subtitles.
  • Gallup Daily Tracker Approval: 46A (-2), 46D (-1)

    09/30/2012 10:38:18 AM PDT · by tatown · 48 replies
    Gallup ^ | 9/30/12 | Gallup
    46A-46D among adults
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 September 2012

    09/30/2012 5:25:52 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 181 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 September 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 30th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican vice presidential candidate Paul RyanMEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.; White House adviser David Plouffe; former Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Christie; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.THIS WEEK (ABC): Christie; Plouffe; former Govs. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., and Howard Dean, D-Vt. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md.; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
  • Report: USA Today/ Gallup Poll: GOP Opens Up 16% Enthusiasm Lead over Dems

    09/29/2012 11:12:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 97 replies
    Twitter ^ | Saturday, September 29, 2012 | Susan Page
    New USA TODAY/Gallup Poll: GOP regains enthusiasm edge. 64% of Reps are more enthusiastic than usual v. 48% of Dems. http://usat.ly/QyKk3a (Link goes to USA Today/ Gallup poll results. Enthusiasm gap buried in article.)
  • CBS Radio News "Now at least Federal authorities might be able to punish the filmmaker"... "

    09/28/2012 10:14:41 AM PDT · by Tirian · 119 replies
    CBS news ^ | Sep 28, 2012 | Dan Raviv
    Short CBS newscast at noon (ET) Friday on the filmmaker taken into custody on probation violations. I was taken aback by Raviv say, and I checked the broadcast posted at the URL to make sure I had heard right. Asterisks indicate spoken emphasis in the broadcast: ANCHOR (Steve Kathan) "The man behind the anti-Islam video that sparked outrage in the Muslim world is still in jail in Los Angeles for a probation violation. RAVIV "I'm Dan Raviv in Washington. The short movie posted on YouTube has had a lot of diplomatic impact. It was *clearly* designed to insult the Prophet...
  • Romney, Obama speak with Netanyahu

    09/28/2012 3:29:23 PM PDT · by Jean S · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/28/12 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone on Friday, the day after the Israeli leader publicly urged the international community to draw a "clear red line" with Iran over its suspected nuclear development program. The White House released a statement on the president's phone call shortly after 1 p.m. ET. Obama's call with Netanyahu was more than 20 minutes, according to a senior administration official.
  • Obama, Netanyahu Discuss Iran in Phone Call

    09/28/2012 1:50:31 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/28/12 | Jared Favole and Colleen McCain Nelson
    President Barack Obama spoke Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran’s nuclear program and the two reiterated their stance that Iran shouldn’t have a nuclear weapon, the White House said. “The two leaders discussed a range of security issues, and the President reaffirmed his and our country’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security,” the White House said in a brief summary of the call. “The two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” Their call comes amid increasing tension between the two leaders. Mr. Netanyahu has...
  • Obama does not agree to red line in call with Netanyahu

    09/28/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-28-12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reiterated his opposition to Iran possessing a nuclear weapon, but he did not accede to Netanyahu’s request for a red line statement. “The two leaders discussed a range of security issues, and the President reaffirmed his and our country’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security,” the White House Press Office stated in a readout of Obama’s call. “The two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”
  • Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Syrian Chemical Weapons

    09/28/2012 12:19:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 170 replies
    The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country. “There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly that’s taken place, we don’t know.” Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing.
  • Iraq militants attack Tikrit prison, freeing 90 inmates

    09/28/2012 5:19:46 AM PDT · by Lacey · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/28/2012
    Armed militants have attacked a prison in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, killing at least 12 guards and freeing about 90 inmates, officials have told the BBC. They say a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at the gates of Tasfirat prison and clashes between militants and security guards followed. Some of the escaped inmates were reportedly al-Qaeda members. The prison was later retaken from the gunmen by security forces, reports say. A curfew is now in place in the area.
  • Netanyahu, Romney to Speak Friday

    09/28/2012 12:11:48 AM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | SEP 28, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has scheduled a phone call for late morning Friday with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. President Obama refused to meet with Netanyahu on his trip to the United States, and the Israeli government presumably thought a meeting with the opposition candidate in the absence of one with the sitting president would be too provocative. But there was apparently an eagerness on the Israeli prime minister's part to talk with Romney in order to help win as broad American support as possible for the red lines he outlined in his...
  • Egyptian Sheikh Behind Mubarak Assassination Plot Released (Morsi pardons Luxor leader)

    09/27/2012 6:47:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Ahram ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya leader Mostafa Hamza, detained for terrorist activity and attempt on Hosni Mubarak's life, released Tuesday by President Morsi's pardon Egypt's security authorities released, Tuesday, Mostafa Hamza, a prominent radical Sheikh charged with attempting to assassinate former president Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia in1995. Hamza, a leading member of Islamic organisation Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, was extradited to Egypt from Iran in 2004. He was detained following terrorism-related charges that included being a member of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. SNIP(The wire services are ignoring this news. We learned about it via FrontPageMag which highlighted that Hamza was behind the Luxor massacre. FPM excerpted...
  • CREWS: Homosexuals in the military demand special privileges

    09/25/2012 10:04:09 PM PDT · by brityank · 140 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | Col. Ron Crews
    CREWS: Homosexuals in the military demand special privileges Toleration doesn’t cut both waysThe American armed forces exist to defend our nation, not to conduct social science lab experiments in which our troops serve as human subjects. Try telling that to this administration. The first anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Sept. 20, has come and gone. Now, there is mounting evidence that proves our warnings were not idle chatter. The threat to freedom posed by this radical sexual experiment on our military is real: It is grave and it is growing. Activists inside and outside our...
  • Shock Photos of Netanyahu at U.N. from AP, Reuters

    09/27/2012 12:09:08 PM PDT · by qman · 161 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 27, 2012 | The Weekly Standard
    Two shocking photos coming off the wire of Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the United Nations moments ago.
  • Live thread: Netanyahu's UN speech 12:45pm EDT (approx)

    09/27/2012 8:30:24 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 167 replies
    Netanyahu will set out clear red lines for Iran.
  • Quinnipiac Pollster Admits: ‘Probably Unlikely’ That Electorate Will Feature Massive Dem Skew

    09/26/2012 12:18:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 153 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9-26-2012 | Matthew Sheffield
    September 26, 2012 Quinnipiac Pollster Admits: ‘Probably Unlikely’ That Electorate Will Feature Massive Dem Skew Matthew Sheffield With no manufactured outrage to hammer Mitt Romney at the moment, liberal journalists are now eagerly touting a series of polls which appear to show President Obama pulling away from the GOP nominee in several key states. Unfortunately, these polls are relying on sample sizes which are skewed tremendously leftward with far more Democrats than Republicans and as such, they are unlikely to be good predictors of actual Election Day turnout. Do the pollsters themselves actually believe in their own sample sizes though?...
  • Romney in Ohio: ‘My heart aches’ for struggling Americans

    09/26/2012 10:55:32 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 76 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sep 26, 2012 | By Holly Bailey
    "I've been across this country, and my heart aches for the people I've seen," Romney told a crowd of several hundred people here. "There are so many in our country that are hurting right now. I want to help them....I care about the people in America," he said. "And the difference between me and President Obama is I know what to do, and I will do what it takes to get this economy going."
  • Mia Love Surges Ahead of Jim Matheson in Recent Poll

    09/25/2012 8:18:40 PM PDT · by wittyone · 84 replies
    Utah Republican Party ^ | September 25, 2012 | Utah Republican Party
    Mia Love Surges Ahead of Jim Matheson in Recent Poll Ramped up attack ads from Matheson signal desperation Saratoga Springs – A recent poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies indicates Mia Love has surged to a commanding 51-36% lead over Matheson. Mia’s message of reforming Washington is gaining widespread support from Utah voters, while Jim Matheson's support for Obama's policies have diminished his support for re-election. With Mia Love surging among voters, Jim Matheson and his allies have resorted to false and personal attacks. Matheson and his Washington allies have begun a deeply negative campaign, attacking Mia Love, her family...
  • Cardinal Dolan Slams Giving Morning After Pills to 14-Year-Olds

    09/25/2012 2:08:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 89 replies
    Life News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Cardinal Dolan, the head of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archdiocese of New York, is slamming a program that will give morning after pills to girls in NYC schools as young as 14-years-old.The New York City Department of Education is furnishing morning-after pills and other birth control drugs to students at 13 city high schools and without parental permission. School nurses supplied with the drugs, which can cause a very early abortion, are dispensing “Plan B” and other oral or injectable birth control to girls as young as 14 without telling their parents — unless the parents...
  • A response to (Dan) Cathy and Huckabee

    09/25/2012 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 80 replies
    Chicago First Ward Report ^ | 9.25.12 | Alderman Moreno
    Dan Cathy decided to make a PUBLIC statement to Mike Huckabee that, at the least, muddied the progress we had made with Chick-fil-A and, at the worst, contradicted the documents and promises Chick-fil-A made to me and the community earlier this month. Since Mr.Cathy made a PUBLIC statement, I am PUBLICLY asking him to confirm and support what I was told and shown by his company representatives. 1. For the FIRST TIME in the company’s history the company wrote and distributed a document to all of its employees titled, “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are” that guarantees that the company and its...
  • Obama: ‘Future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’

    09/25/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 333 replies
    Twitchy and Red State ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Twitchy headline says it all.Context provided by Erick Erickson at Red State: In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Pay careful attention to what he says: "The future...
  • Obama to urge UN to confront roots of Muslim rage

    09/25/2012 8:11:51 AM PDT · by ETL · 73 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Sept 25, 2012 | BEN FELLER
    NEW YORK (AP) — Campaign politics shadowing every word, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will challenge the world to confront the root causes of rage exploding across the Muslim world...
  • How Mitt Romney is actually defeating Barack Obama in the presidential race

    09/24/2012 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 115 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 9/24/12 | Dean Chambers
    Despite all the noise created by all those media-commissioned skewed polls that appear to have President Obama leading, Mitt Romney is actually winning the presidential race as of today. The newest Rasmussen Reports Presidential Daily Tracking poll released today shows Obama 47 percent to Romney 46 percent, and shows them tied at 48 percent when leaning voters are included. The Gallup tracking poll, which is based on a sample that tends to favor Democrats by a few points, released today shows Obama leading just two percent, 48 percent to 46 percent. The QStarNews Daily Tracking Poll released today shows a...
  • Lee poll: Rehberg leads Tester in U.S. Senate race

    09/24/2012 4:01:00 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 24 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 9/23/12 | MIKE DENNISON
    HELENA – Republican challenger Denny Rehberg holds a slight edge over Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the state’s most expensive and hotly contested campaign this year, a poll by Lee Newspapers shows. Rehberg, the state’s sole congressman, is favored by 48 percent of those polled earlier this week, while Tester had the support of 45 percent. Only 6 percent were undecided and 1 percent said they would vote for Libertarian Dan Cox of Hamilton. “Usually, if an incumbent is trailing, that’s a problem,” said pollster Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, which conducted the poll for Lee Newspapers...
  • Radical Cleric Hamza Can Be Extradited To US

    09/24/2012 2:19:41 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 29 replies
    Sky News ^ | 24th September 2012 | Sky News
    'Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the US after Europe's human rights judges rejected his request for an appeal, officials have said. Hamza wanted to fight a European Court of Human Rights ruling that extradition would not breach his human rights. But his request was rejected by a panel of judges, a spokesman for the court said. The unanimous judgment said there would be no human rights breach either as a result of likely detention in ADX Florence "supermax" prison in Colorado, or the length of possible sentences on conviction. The decision means Hamza, who was jailed...
  • Nation’s children push back against Michelle Obama-backed school lunch regs

    09/23/2012 7:12:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 174 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2012 | Caroline May
    Children and parents across the country are fed up with the restrictive new school meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” which has long been touted by first lady Michelle Obama. The standards — which cap meal calories at 650 for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, at 700 calories for middle school students and 850 for high school students — also dictate the number of breads, proteins, vegetables and fruits children are allowed per meal. A spokeswoman for Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who earlier this month introduced legislation to...
  • Romney Slams Obama for "Bumps in the Road" Comment on Deadly Terror Attacks

    09/24/2012 10:59:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    ABC News via Twitter ^ | Monday, September 24, 2012 | Rick Klein and Emily Friedman
    Romney to @emilyabc: "I can't imagine saying something like the assassination of ambassadors is a bump in the road." Background here.Also, Romney spoke to CBS News' Jan Crawford:In intv, Romney hits Obama on "bumps in the road," tells me "it’s pretty clear the WH jumped the gun" in casting Libya attack as unplanned.
  • Breaking: White House Knowingly Gave False Information to Media on Benghazi Terror Attack (Video)

    09/23/2012 11:43:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 153 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 092312 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama White House knowingly gave false information on the Benghazi terrorist attack. The Obama Administration repeated to reporters that the consulate attack was the related to an offensive YouTube document but they privately were circulating a very different view on the murderous attack. Catherine Herridge from FOX News reported: “There was this private narrative you see in the intelligence community where they separate what happened in Libya from this YouTube clip and then you have this public narrative that you have from this administration. And I got a hold of this Homeland Security Assessment. It talks about the scope...
  • Docs:Obama,Holder approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release/transfer from Gitmo

    09/23/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-23-12 | Matthew Boyle
    Complete title Documents: Obama, Holder have approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release or transfer from Gitmo Daily Caller front page headline 'HIGH RISK' Report: Obama approves release or transfer of former bin Laden bodyguard ### President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have approved one of Osama bin Laden’s personal bodyguards for release or transfer from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to another country, according to prison records released by WikiLeaks and a recently published list of approved-transfer detainees from the Justice Department. Idris Ahmad Abdu Qadir Idris is the second name on Holder’s Justice Department list...
  • Obama Says Attacks In Libya And Egypt Are Just "Bumps In The Road"

    09/23/2012 7:46:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    60 Minutes via YouTube ^ | Sunday, September 23, 2012 | GOPICYMI
    (60 Minutes video clip at source link.) This may be the first time in history that a President of the United States has called a terrorist attack against the country a "bump in the road." (September 23, 2012). Transcript via The Weekly Standard:CBS's Steve Kroft asked, “Have the events that took place in the Middle East, the recent events in the Middle East given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the Arab Spring?” President Obama answered, “Well, I'd said even at the time that this is going to be a rocky...
  • Iran: If attacked by Israel, we'll target U.S.

    09/23/2012 7:22:24 PM PDT · by Fred · 73 replies
    CBS ^ | 092312 | ap
    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran - A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned that Iran will target U.S. bases in the region in the event of war with Israel, raising the prospect of a broader conflict that would force other countries to get involved, Iranian state television reported Sunday. The comments by Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who heads the Guard's aerospace division, came amid tension over Iran's nuclear program and Israel's suggestion that it might unilaterally strike Iranian nuclear facilities to scuttle what the United States and its allies believe are efforts to build a bomb. Tehran says its nuclear...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 September 2012

    09/23/2012 4:56:25 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 219 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 September 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 23rd, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Robert “Baghdad Bob” Gibbs, adviser to Obama’s campaign, who left the White House as Obama’s first press secretary, due to even the DNC media having a hard time with his lies, will gleefully lie to part-time White House spokesman Chris Wallace; Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., survivor of democrat lies, smears and a Obama/union failed recall attempt costing the Wisconsin taxpayers millions, who, like Romney today, had the DNC media saying was behind in the race, only to win easily...
  • Barack Obama, Mitt Romney essentially tied in Florida, new Times/Herald/Bay News 9 poll shows

    09/22/2012 10:21:14 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 88 replies
    Tampa Bay Tribune ^ | Sep 22 2012 | Adam C. Smith
    It's Florida, after all, so what would you expect? After a constant stream of Sunshine State visits by President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, after many millions spent on TV ads, and even after a Republican National Convention in Tampa, Obama and Romney are essentially tied in America's ultimate battleground state. A new Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll finds 48 percent of likely Florida voters backing Obama, 47 percent supporting Romney, 1 percent with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and just 4 percent undecided.
  • Obama to Release One Third of Gitmo Inmates (insanity)

    09/22/2012 7:22:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2012, 10:21 AM PDT | AWR Hawkins
    President Barack Obama is about to release or transfer 55 Gitmo prisoners, despite reports that the Libyan believed to be behind the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was a former Guantanamo inmate transferred to Libyan custody. The large percentage of those scheduled to be released are Yemeni, according to a list made public by the Obama administration. Obama stopped the release or transfer of Yemeni inmates in 2010, because the conditions in the country were viewed as too "unsettled" at the time. A release or transfer of 55 inmates means Obama is moving out one third of the prisoners...
  • OBAMA TO CONDEMN CHRISTIAN FILMMAKER BEFORE UNITED NATIONS

    09/22/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 210 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-22-2012 | John Nolte
    September 22, 2012 OBAMA TO CONDEMN CHRISTIAN FILMMAKER BEFORE UNITED NATIONS John Nolte Not only are we seeing the White House and State Department call more attention to the Mohammed-mocking "Innocence of Muslims" than any terrorist network ever could've hoped for, but the President's indefensible scapegoating of the film and filmmaker to draw attention and blame away from U.S. security failures apparently knows no bounds. Next week, Obama will denounce the film in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly:National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor previews the president's speech to the UN General Assembly next week: "UNGA always provides...
  • Libyan Islamist militia swept out of Benghazi bases

    09/22/2012 9:38:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/22/2012
    BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 22 (Reuters) - An Islamist militia was driven out of the city of Benghazi early on Saturday in a surge of anger against the armed groups that control large parts of Libya more than a year after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. A spokesman for Ansar al-Sharia, which some U.S. and Libya officials blame for the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, said it had evacuated its bases "to preserve security in the city". In a dramatic sign of Libya's fragility, after sweeping...
  • New Ad Implies Obama Is Cozy With Muslim Brotherhood

    09/21/2012 12:24:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    The conservative advocacy group Let Freedom Ring released an ad Thursday to run in key swing states depicting President Barack Obama as a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer.
  • Controversial 'Piss Christ' art back in NY

    09/21/2012 3:08:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 106 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/21/12
    The controversial “Piss Christ” artwork Sen. Alfonse D’Amato once branded as a “deplorable, despicable display of vulgarity,” is coming to New York, and security is being heavily ramped- up at the gallery that will show the piece. Andres Serrano’s work — a “photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine” — first ignited controversy in 1989 when D’Amato complained to the US Senate that it was an “outrage,” an “indignity” and a “piece of trash” that had been funded by taxpayers. Serrano had won a $15,000 prize for his work, backed in part by the National Endowment for the...
  • 100 Days Until Taxmageddon (largest tax hikes in the history of America)

    09/21/2012 9:11:22 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 55 replies
    atr.org ^ | 9/20/2012
    100 Days Until Taxmageddon Sunday will mark the start of the 100-day countdown to “Taxmageddon” – the date the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect. They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2013: First Wave: Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief In 2001 and 2003, the GOP Congress enacted several tax cuts for small business owners, families, and investors (later re-upped by President Obama and Democrat Congress in 2010). The following tax hikes will occur on January 1, 2013: Personal income tax rates will rise on January...
  • First lady says there’s ‘bromance’ between Obama, Bill Clinton

    09/21/2012 2:41:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 118 replies
    First lady says there’s ‘bromance’ between Obama, Bill Clinton By Alicia M. Cohn - 09/21/12 04:43 PM ET Michelle Obama this week acknowledged that the extended hug between President Obama and former President Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, in a surprise appearance by the president following Clinton’s speech, was “the public display of the bromance” that has been going on for some time. Obama and the first lady have invoked Clinton’s name many times on the campaign trail since his well-received speech to the Democratic convention earlier this month. Both Obama and his GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, have featured...
  • Reports: Fed Up Libyans in Benghazi Storm, Takeover Islamist Militias' Headquarters

    09/21/2012 2:59:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 28 replies
    Friday, September 21, 2012 | Kristinn
    A poster at Twitter with the handle @FreeBenghazi, who says she is not currently in Libya, has posted a series of tweets on a reported popular uprising tonight in Benghazi against Islamist militias.The initial tweet, posted at 5:07 p.m. EDT, was accompanied with a screen grab of an Arab language news broadcast:BREAKING "People of Benghazi have taken over headquarters of Ansar al-Shariyah & handed it over to army" #Libya pic.twitter.com/Pxnql4bOShe then tweeted another report with a screen grab showing a large group of men entering a building courtyard:Benghazi youth have taken over Ansar Shariyah base & waiting for #Libya army...
  • Ann Romney's plane makes emergency landing in Denver

    09/21/2012 2:09:40 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 24 replies
    KDVR ^ | 9/21/12
    DENVER – The campaign plane carrying Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, made an emergency landing in Denver around 2:25 Friday afternoon, the campaign reported via Twitter. Andrea Saul, the campaign’s press secretary, tweeted: “.@AnnDRomney plane makes emergency landing in CO. All okay. Thank goodness.” Another tweet from the campaign’s Ryan Williams described the plane as “filled with smoke.”
  • UAE Islamists had military wing, planned Islamic state: papers

    09/21/2012 2:06:07 PM PDT · by EBH · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/20/12 | Raissa Kasolowsky
    Islamists detained in the United Arab Emirates have confessed to setting up a secret organization with an armed force whose aim was to take power and establish an Islamic state, local media reported on Thursday. The detainees, who number around 60, were all members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization, the privately owned al- Khaleej newspaper reported. Two other newspapers, including the state-owned al-Bayan, ran similar reports. None gave named sources. A UAE official declined to comment on the reports, saying the matter was subject to legal proceedings. The UAE, a significant oil exporter and Middle East business hub, tolerates...
  • Revealed: Mitt Romney’s tax returns (read this and weep, Harry Reid)

    09/21/2012 12:42:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Mitt Romney's campaign released his 2011 tax information this afternoon, as well as a notarized letter from PriceWaterhouseCoopers attesting to Romney’s tax rates from 1990-2009, and I must say: Well played, Romney campaign. Well played, indeed. The Democrats have been making a federal case of Romney's supposed "tax secrecy," with countless ads and speeches and the voice in Harry Reid’s head making Romney out to be a greedy, tax-evading corporate mastermind of epic proportions, but the Romney camp just let them huff and puff until they wore themselves out, and now they're releasing the information on their terms. I'm sure...
  • 30,000 Libyans protest against militias

    09/21/2012 1:15:37 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 38 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | September 21, 2012 | Priyanka Boghani
    Around 30,000 Libyans participated in an unprecedented protest against militias in Benghazi on Friday, according to the Associated Press. The rally comes after last week's attack on the US consulate in Benghazi left the US ambassador and three other Americans dead. At least one militia is suspected of taking part in the attack, which has caused Libyans to speak out against the armed factions in Libya. Bloomberg noted that the country's stability is threatened by the powerful militias, which the country's previous government under the National Transitional Council was unable to disarm. The recently elected General National Congress has not...
  • [Norway's PM]Jens[Stoltenberg]presents his re-election team [Names Muslim to Culture]

    09/21/2012 1:00:50 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 14 replies
    News in English ^ | 21 September 2012 | Staff
    Labour Party leader Jens Stoltenberg wants a third term as Norway’s prime minister, and on Friday he revealed a new ministerial line-up aimed to help them all win re-election. At the forefront is Jonas Gahr Støre, who will leave the foreign ministry after seven years to take over the even tougher role as health minister. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg called Jonas Gahr Støre "the best health minister we can have," after deciding to transfer the longtime foreign minister to the embattled health ministry. PHOTO: NRK screen grab/Views and News Støre has long been considered the current Labour-led left-center coalition government’s...