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  • Al-Qaeda blamed for Europe-wide forest fires

    10/03/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/3/2012
    Al-Qaeda has been blamed for a recent series of forest fires across Europe, as the head of Russia's Federal Security Service claimed they were set by arsonists as part of the group's low-cost attack strategy. "One should note that setting fires to forests in the countries of the European Union is a new tendency in al-Qaeda's strategy of a 'thousand cuts'," Alexander Bortnikov said, according to state news agency RIA Novosti, at a meeting of heads of security agencies. "This method allows (al-Qaeda) to inflict significant economic and moral damage without serious preliminary preparations, technical equipment or significant expenses." In...
  • Newly Unearthed Obama Video: “Rich people are all for nonviolence... They’ve got what they want.”

    10/03/2012 8:53:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 126 replies
    Patterico.com ^ | 10/3/2012 | Patterico
    In the wake of the Daily Caller’s release of President Obama cheering Rev. Wright and invoking the race card in various ways, our friend Morgen Richmond decided the time was right to release some little-known Obama video of his own. He authorized me to release the video here first. The following clips are from 2002. Obama is speaking in a church at a 2002 Martin Luther King Jr. Day memorial service. The full speech is here, and by and large it is a nice speech by a rising politician. Obama speaks about the need for empathy in society, about taking...
  • Early Voting Statistics (NC,IA,OH and others)

    10/03/2012 7:15:08 AM PDT · by Ravi · 89 replies
    GMU/spreadsheet ^ | 10/3/12 | mcdonalad/me
    above.
  • Rasmussen: WED: 10/03: O:49% R:47%: Obama -15%

    10/03/2012 6:46:43 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 65 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/03/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows President Obama attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate,... Read more . Just 17% View Debates as Very Important to How They Will Vote Voters are attaching less significance to the outcome of tonight’s first presidential debate compared to the kick-off debate four years ago. Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they are likely to watch... Read more . 56% Say Schools Should Teach Both Sex Ed and Abstinence When it comes to...
  • Woo hoo!! Our fourth quarter FReepathon is now underway!! [Thread II]

    10/03/2012 6:43:15 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 240 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | Oct 3, 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!! If you enjoy reading and participating on FR, if you think it's a worthwhile endeavor and would like to help us keep it going, please click the link above and donate via secure server. Make it a monthly if you can. Or mail checks to:...
  • Exclusive: In heated ’07 speech, Obama lavishes praise on Wright, says feds don’t care...

    10/02/2012 6:13:10 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 108 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 2, 2012 | By Tucker Carlson, Editor in Chief and Vince Coglianese, Senior Online Editor
    In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.
  • VIDEO MADE 6 YEARS AGO SURFACES ON EVE OF FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE... DEVELOPING TONIGHT

    10/02/2012 1:24:34 PM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 810 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 10/02/2012 | Drudge no-link teaser
  • Team Obama trying to unring the Obamaphone

    10/02/2012 12:09:22 PM PDT · by dead · 176 replies
    Up until the viral video of Obamaphone Lady appeared (“Keep Obama in president, you know!”), the webpage at obamaphone.net was all about how President Obama was giving all the poor people free phones. As if he was paying the bill, rather than us. But now that the Obamaphone Lady has been exposing the program so effectively as a vote-buying giveaway to hate-filled societal leeches, the Obamaphone.net page has changed completely. Guess what?! Obama has nothing to do with it! As you might expect, it’s Bush’s fault, at least partially. The webpage that previously bragged about how much Obama was doing...
  • Benghazi: Multiple Requests for Increased Security Denied by Washington

    The security lapses in Benghazi that led to the death of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans trace back to security decisions made in Washington. That's the message of a letter Rep. Darrell Issa sent to Secretary Clinton Tuesday.
  • Obama appoints wife of Univision owner to UN diplomatic post

    10/02/2012 7:24:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 91 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Wednesday, 09.26.12 | El Nuevo
    President Barack Obama appointed Cheryl Saban, wife of the owner of Univision, as U.S. representative to the United Nations, according to reports from various news blogs. According to the Politico blog, Haim Saban, owner of the television network, backed Hillary Clinton in 2008, but during the summer donated $1 million to groups supporting the campaigns of Democrats. And according to another blog in Spanish of Yahoo, the appointment of Cheryl Saban to the diplomatic post was made last Wednesday, the day before Obama appeared at a forum at the University of Miami hosted by Univision.
  • 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.