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  • Cruz Scores Social Media Win During Fox Republican Debate (Tops Trump) [Newsweek]

    11/11/2015 12:43:34 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 103 replies ^ | 11 November 2015 | Newsweek - Reuters
    US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz stole the spotlight on social media from the front runners during a televised GOP debate on Tuesday night, drawing attention and getting positive reviews...

    03/24/2015 11:11:07 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies
    TBS Network Japan (in Japanese) ^ | 24 March 2015 | TBS Japan Network
    Major Japanese network showed the announcement of the presidential run by candidate Ted Cruz, did a great voice over, showed that the field has no clear front runner, and mentioned Cruz's trademark "Courageous Conservatism", in addition to his promised gutting of the unpopular Obamacare. All in all a fair clip.
  • LA OPINION: Major Paper Says Illegals Eligible For Hefty Tax Refunds if They Secure a SSN#

    02/13/2015 10:37:12 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies
    LA OPINION (Los Angeles, in Spanish) ^ | 13 February 2015 | La Opinion
    Los inmigrantes indocumentados que califiquen para los alivios migratorios otorgados por el Presidente Barack Obama podrán reclamar reembolsos retroactivos por créditos fiscales a los que no calificaban mientras estaban trabajando sin un número de seguro social válido. Uno de esos es el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo (EITC) que puede ser de hasta $6,000. "El programa (de alivios migratorios) te permite reclamar el EITC", dijo el martes John Koskine, comisionado del Servicio de Recaudación de Rentas (IRS) ante el Comité de Finanzas del Senado.
  • So When Does His Imperial Highness Head to Oklahoma to Grandstand and Deflect From the Scandals?

    05/21/2013 1:14:25 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 35 replies
    Free Republic posting ^ | 21 May 2013 | AmericanInTokyo
    Just wondering. It ought to be something. What did Rahm Emmanuel say?
  • Japan Defense Minister Officially Authorizes SDF Forces Shoot Down N. Korean Missile (Breaking)

    04/07/2013 6:59:27 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 127 replies
    Yahoo Japan Headline News (original in Japanese) from Japanese news sources ^ | 7 April 2013 | Yahoo! News Japan (original in Japanese)
    Japan's Defense Minister issued the official military order within the hour or so. It has been stated in news commentary that the North's Musudan intermediate ballistic missile which is an extreme threat to Japan and had been suddenly moved to North Korea's east coast just two days ago for possible launch without warning, without any kind of statement to international space or aviation bodies for a "test launch" of a missile, means that North Korea could launch a sneak missile launch without any warning to the world. So Japan's Defense Minister ordered Japan Self Defense Forces (SDF) into readiness with...
  • Chavez' Term Ends Today/Will Not Take New Oath, Violates Constitution: DOES U.S. RECOGNIZE CHAVEZ?

    01/09/2013 7:58:30 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies
    Dictator Hugo Chavez and friend of Sean Penn and Oliver Stone was mandated to take a sworn presidential oath before the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela this morning due to the specifics of their Constitution and that he won the Oct. election (unfortunately) for another six-year term starting today. However Hugo "smells of sulphur", it is reported, and is out of the country and deathly ill in Havana, Cuba of apparently malignant cancer, so he is not exercising his duties in addition to being absent from the country in the first place. There are succession plans in place in Venezuelan...
  • "We Won!" (Communist Party USA headline/story openly heralds Obama victory)

    11/08/2012 11:59:27 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 62 replies
    Peoples World (Official Paper of **Communist Party U.S.A.**) ^ | 7 November 2012 | Stewart Acuff, People's World Writer
    <> Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida where votes are still being counted as of 5:30 this morning. President Obama also won the popular vote by 2 million votes. The President won 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. We knew about 11 pm that the President had won when Ohio was called for him. Democrats also held the Senate. Elizabeth Warren won with a good margin in Massachusetts. Claire McKaskill won in Missouri beating Akin-he of the legitimate rape...
  • Criticism: US-TV Praises Administration's Bin-Laden Raid Just Prior to Elections (Japan News)

    11/04/2012 10:38:43 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies
    Yahoo! Japan (translated to English) ^ | 5 November 2012 | Washington D.C. Jiji Press Bureau
    Translation Synopsis: (Summary from Japanese): "Criticism is coming out over the airing by the US cable TV National Geographic, only two days before the US Presidential election where Obama seeks reelection, a docu-drama about the killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden which puts Mr. Obama in a politically positive light. The criticisms say that essentially the documentary is a propaganda adjunct of the Obama Re-election effort itself. The 90-minute program was funded and directed by big supporters of Mr. Obama's re-election. In the depiction, actual news footage of President Obama is used, leading to complaints by news media that...
  • Looters 'swipe' up the mess in chaos zones (NYC: Post-Sandy Looting Starting)

    10/31/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | 31 October 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER, FRANK ROSARIO and JOSH SAUL
    <p>Hurricane Sandy brought out the worst yesterday in some sleazy New Yorkers, who looted stores and homes across the city.</p> <p>Some posed as Con Ed workers to dupe their victims.</p> <p>Police arrested more than a dozen looters in the Rockaways and Coney Island, which had been evacuated, and stood guard outside ravaged stores at the South Street Seaport. “This morning when they told us the water receded, I walked back to the house to feed [my pets],” said Eric Martine, 33, a cabby who lives in Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach. “Guys were looting, pretending they were Con Ed and holding people up. It was sick.” Residents said police warned them to beware of crooks pretending to be utility workers...</p>
  • Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy

    10/30/2012 2:31:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 30 October 2012 | Abbey Rogers
    It's all anecdotal at this point, but if crime reports following hurricanes Katrina and Irene are any indication, the East Coast is in for a crime wave, post-Sandy. No reports of looting or Hurricane Sandy-related crimes have been reported yet but that doesn't mean we won't see some soon. Following Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating hurricane in modern memory, New Orleans was besieged with reports of looting, rape, and murder, causing delayed troop deployments, delayed medical evacuations, and police department mutiny, The New York Times reported in 2005....(excerpt)
  • 'Global War On Terror' Is Given New Name (Use Dicouraged by Obama State Dept.) (Apr. 2009 Flashback)

    10/15/2012 2:24:42 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | March 24, 2009 | Scott Wilson, Al Kamen
    By Scott Wilson and Al Kamen Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, March 25, 2009 The Obama administration appears to be backing away from the phrase "global war on terror," a signature rhetorical legacy of its predecessor. In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department's office of security review noted that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.' " The memo said the direction came from the Office of Management and Budget, the executive-branch agency that reviews the public testimony of administration...
  • Election Day Tactics Used By Hugo Chavez To Win (Beware: Obamanists Could Replicate in USA)

    10/11/2012 12:52:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 7 replies
    El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela (from original Spanish) ^ | 11 October 2012 | Runrunes (anti-Hugo Chavez Blogger)
    Granted it is rough English to understand, as it is machine translation from the mainstream, non-Chavez "El Universal" newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela today, but it gives the street level tactics the Socialist Community Organizers used in Venezuela to eek out a victory for Communist Hugo Chavez earlier this week. It is provided below in its entirety, with the link to the original Spanish.Of specific interest will be the tactical description of the "double wave" Chavez PSUV strategy on Election Day in polling zones they identified as somewhat sympathetic to the anti-Chavez democratic forces. Pay close attention because these tactics...
  • Caption These: Bar In Bethesda Filled W/ Democrats Glued To TV Set During Debate Last Night

    10/04/2012 3:59:57 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 80 replies
    El Pais Newspaper, Madrid Spain ^ | 4 October 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Have fun, Freepers.You know, (as people with good humor and sharp eyes) what to do...
  • "US Fouls Up Again On Prime Minister's Name"

    07/30/2012 2:21:37 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies
    Pic courtesy another major Japanese national TV network, TBS For those who have been following this, the Japanese press is filled with snippets, chortling and stories and about the keystone-cop-ish US White House (specifically the National Security Council under Tom Donilon) and the White House website, which mistakenly listed the first name of Japan's Prime Minister (the third largest economy in the world you recall) as a common Japanese "female first name", "Yoshiko" (sic), and now the Chunichi Shimbun News off a Kyodo News Agency story (which is the blue ribbon equivalent of AP), has run an article saying...
  • WHITE HOUSE GAFFE: Uses Female First Name for Japan's (Very) Male PRIME MINISTER (Donilon Trip)

    07/29/2012 12:23:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 50 replies
    < The Japanese major television network JNN (and others) reported on its national news today as well as website a hefty diplomatic faux pas by the Obama White House and national security team in advance of White House's National Security Advisor Tom Donilon's trip here to Tokyo.The gaffe is referred to in this short video clip (at link) of JNN Network News today.Go to link, hit white arrow in center of photo to stream; stream may be up one more day and may not work on all systems. Hilarious.
  • PRC Sold Mobile ICBM Transport Vehicles to N. Korea; Obama Admin. Covered It Up (Breaking)

    06/12/2012 9:26:34 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 25 replies
    JNN News Network, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese) ^ | 14 Junwe 2012 | JNN News Network (Freeper Translation)
    The news report is HERE:LINK.This is from Japanese TV news today, it reports that the sale occured in August last year (4 mobile transporters used in North Korea's massive military parade showcasing the mobile nature of their ICBM program, including modified Scud, Nodong, etc.). Japan caught wind of this dangerous, nefarious PRC-DPRK deal in October. The United States also came to know this material fact.The sale marks a complete violation of UN embargoes on such material and equipment for export to the DPRK for thier intermediate and long range missile program. Japanese news notes the US kept silent about...
  • American dancer & musician charged with 'sexually assaulting Irish student before her friend was...

    05/28/2012 6:11:21 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 29 May 2012 | UK Daily Mail Reporter, London and Tokyo
    Two American men, a high-profile dancer & a teenage musician, have been arrested by Tokyo police investigating the murder of an Irish student apparently strangled to death in a luxury Tokyo hotel. Nicola Furlong, 21, was found dead in the early hours of Thursday morning after she attended a Nicki Minaj concert with a female friend, also a 21-year-old Irish student.Dancer James Blackston, 23, and a 19-year-old male musician, who has not been identified by police, have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting Ms Furlong's friend in a taxi on the way to the hotel. Police are investigating whether...
  • Venezuelan Approach To Combat Voter Fraud in October Election by Chavista Communists

    05/17/2012 2:55:16 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 8 replies
    Sumate (Vote Monitoring Group in Venezuela) ^ | 12 May 2012 | Sumate Web Site, Caracas, Venezuela
    Why not in the USA? Because Holder, SEIU, ACORN, the DNC, La Raza, the New Black Panther Party, some spineless RINOS and the ACLU won't allow it, that's why. Thwarting rampant ballot stuffing and multiple voting just might tip the scales to make him Former President Barack Hussein Obama. Hmm mmm MMM!

    05/10/2012 10:33:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 117 replies
    Free Republic -- AmericanInTokyo ^ | 11 May 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Looks like the end is drawing near, and one can smell sulphur. I will guess first. (Location is optional but I put one down anyway). Please join, too.
  • Kim Jong-Un Goes "Ballistic" Over State of N. Korean Amusement Park (Footage)

    05/09/2012 2:24:16 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 23 replies
    N. Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un (28?) is reported to have hit the ceiling today when he took an "on the spot" guidance tour of the main North Korean amusement park in Pyongyang and saw it in a shoddy condition. It is probably his and his deceased father's ultimate blame, shifting all their cash reserves into meaningless, failed launches, but Mini-Me, Son of Chia Pet, had to have someone to bark at on national TV to rule the roost. The DPRK media is trying to create an image that this little fat so-and-so is somebody not to be messed...
  • Under Sandra Fluke's Logic, Secret Service Agents' Condoms Should Be Reimbursable

    04/22/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 21 replies
    Free Republic -- Vanity (American In Tokyo) ^ | 23 April 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Ms. Sandra Fluke is attached to an organization with high moral values, that places an emphasis on ethics, honesty and integrity. There is in fact not only a student code at Georgetown University, there also an ETHOS CODE , and there is also the history, tradition and mission statement of the Catholic university guiding certain behaviors (both on and off campus as stated and each student is to be aware of this).It is this very essence and aspect of core institutional values which "15-Minutes-of-Fame Sandra" very publicly whined about, mocked and assailed on national TV and also asserted that the...
  • Busted: Neville Chamberlain-ish US Diplomat Chris Hill in Controversial JFK Dallas-Chic Photos

    04/19/2012 8:08:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies
    >Hill as LBJ on "Assassination Day 1963" fun n' games, USG assistant as "Jackie Kennedy" in trademarkdouble-breasted, strawberry pink and navy trim collared Chanel wool suit with match pillbox hat circa 1991, worn in Dallas, Tx that bloody, fateful day.Taken whilst (Hill) US Ambassador to Iraq, during a masquerade party of some sort for US officials. This is the same man as a State Department officials who went along with the ridiculous SIX PARTY TALKS agreements with North Korea which amounted to nothing, reprehensively gave the enemy aid, allowed them to cheat, and build up their arsenal even more. Under...
  • (SCOOP!) Romney Family Vacation With Dog Photo Found

    04/15/2012 11:41:47 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 7 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 16 April 2012 | Chosun Ilbo, South Korea
    (The MSM got the whole story WRONG!!)/sarc
  • Santorum Campaign Opens State Headquarters (WISCONSIN)

    03/27/2012 2:52:08 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies
    Menominee Falls Patch, (Wisconsin) ^ | 26 March 2012 | Rory Linnane
    As Rick Santorum prepared to address supporters in Milwaukee last weekend, his Wisconsin campaign team was setting up camp at their new state headquarters in Brookfield.“This area of the state is an important area for volunteers in the Republican nomination,” said Benjamin Hack, deputy director for Santorum’s Wisconsin campaign. In the back of an office building at 405 N. Calhoun Dr. adorned with several Santorum yard signs, the campaign’s headquarters is spacious and so far sparse, with boxes, telephones and chairs waiting on the floor. The back area is “off limits,” Hack said, but the front area has three...
  • Gingrich begins charging $50 for pics at events

    03/26/2012 11:01:08 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 58 replies · 462+ views
    CBS TV News ^ | March 26, 2012
    HOCKESSIN, Delaware - In a sign that his campaign is in need of fresh funds, Newt Gingrich on Monday began charging $50 to have a photograph taken with him following a campaign speech to Republican County groups here in the northernmost part of the state. It was the first time the former House speaker has charged those attending one of his public speaking events to pose for a photograph with him. Lately, a member of his campaign staff has been snapping photographs of any interested attendee and later posting them online at the campaign's website, On Monday night, those...
  • Japan threatens to engage missile defense; shoot down N. Korean missile in Mid-April

    03/16/2012 10:25:50 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Japan News (in Japanese) rush, w/out transation ^ | 17 March 2012 | Yomiuiri Shimbun via Yahoo!Japan
    Rush-- w/out translation. Japan is threatening North Korea with deploying and activating its own Missile Defense (MD) system, and shooting down the North Korean ICBM test launched scheduled from between 12 April and 16 April, a move stunningly announced by Pyongyang news sources yesterday and creating considerable tension in Northeast Asia suddenly.No time to do an English translation now but am linking the breaking Japan story in Japanese. Will synopsize later, but wanted to get the thread and linked article up ASAP.
  • Mitt Romney's Bain Capital Tied to China Surveillance Camera Push

    03/16/2012 6:24:13 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 18 replies · 1+ views
    BEIJING — As the Chinese government forges ahead on a multibillion-dollar effort to blanket the country with surveillance cameras, one American company stands to profit: Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney. In December, a Bain-run fund in which a Romney family blind trust has holdings purchased the video surveillance division of a Chinese company that claims to be the largest supplier to the government’s Safe Cities program, a highly advanced monitoring system that allows the authorities to watch over university campuses, hospitals, mosques and movie theaters from centralized command posts.The Bain-owned company, Uniview Technologies, (浙江宇视科技有限公司) produces...
  • Fortunes Turn, as Does Style, for Santorum (New York Times)

    03/15/2012 4:23:25 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 30 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 14 March 2012 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    SAN JUAN, P.R. — The pickup truck that carried him through Iowa is long gone, replaced by a small motorcade of S.U.V.’s. There was a police escort, and a phalanx of Secret Service agents. The sweater vest was gone, at least for the day, and Rick Santorum, the winner of the last two presidential primaries, was smartly turned out, in a dark suit and power tie, when he held a half-hour private meeting with Gov. Luis G. Fortuño of Puerto Rico.The two men did not take questions from reporters, but allowed photographers to capture the moment. With the cameras whirring,...
  • It’s Romney vs. Santorum as GOP race plods ahead, with Puerto Rico up next

    03/14/2012 3:46:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies
    The Washington Compost (Washington Post) ^ | 14 March 2012 | Associated Press
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The plodding Republican presidential nomination fight is grinding forward toward Puerto Rico — and a two-man race, with Rick Santorum ascendant and Mitt Romney vanquished in the Deep South. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the former Georgia lawmaker whose Southern strategy stalled, was all but relegated to an asterisk in the contest even as he vowed to stay in it. “Now is the time to pull together,” Santorum declared to conservatives in Lafayette, La., after winning Tuesday’s primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, urging the party’s faithful to unite behind him to beat Romney. “We are...
  • Candidates' Children Stepping up Influence for GOP Caucus Tuesday (Santorum, Romney, Paul)

    03/13/2012 12:47:53 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 6 replies
    KHON Channel 2, Honolulu, Hawaii ^ | 12 March 2012 | Gina Mangieri, KHON-TV Reporterette
    Hawaii's relatively few number of delegates, 20, still matter very much even this late in the Primary and Caucus cycle. Leading candidates are ramping up their presence here ahead of Tuesday night's Caucus. Most of the leading candidates have a son or daughter here in the islands hoping to help secure delegates for the party nomination. "Hawaii gets to have a say in who they want to be the nominee to go up against Obama. So I'm encouraged on Tuesday. Every vote matters," said Rick Santorum's daughter, Elizabeth....
  • Santorum Looks for Momentum

    03/10/2012 6:29:25 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 10 March 2012 | Jaime Dupree
    After winning three of ten Super Tuesday states, but narrowly losing to Mitt Romney in Ohio, Rick Santorum will try to generate some new momentum on Saturday in Kansas with GOP Presidential caucuses in that state. 40 delegates are at stake in the Sunflower State - 12 delegates are handed out 'winner take all' in the four congressional districts in Kansas; three to the winner in each district. 28 delegates are divided up proportionally based on the statewide results; 20% of the vote is the threshold to qualify for that batch of delegates. Santorum has done well in states near...
  • Santorum Strong in Kansas (Caucuses TODAY!!)

    03/10/2012 6:08:10 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9 March 2012 | The Daily Beast
    Santorum Strong in Kansas Rick Santorum looks set for a comfortable lead in the state of Kansas, which holds its caucuses Saturday with 40 delegates up for grabs. "We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!" Santorum said Friday. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have skipped the state to focus on Alabama and Mississippi, with their primaries on Tuesday. Santorum is expected to win the state even though Bob Dole, the former GOP presidential candidate from Kansas, endorsed Romney earlier this week.
  • ‘Santorum Girls’ music video creates Internet frenzy as Okla. family sings GOP candidate’s praises

    03/10/2012 5:47:43 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 9 March 2012 | Aliyah Shahid
    Forget about Obama Girl. There's a new game in town: The Santorum Girls. Two home-schooled sisters in Oklahoma have created a frenzy on the Internet after writing and recording a country ode to Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. The song, called "Game On," was released on YouTube on Super Tuesday when the four GOP White House hopefuls vied to win 10 states, including Oklahoma. So far the video has more than 150,000 hits. Haley, 18, and Camille Harris, 20 -- both daughters of a pastor -- are seen in the video strumming guitars and holding Santorum signs. Their parents and...
  • Japanese Commentator Chalks Up Rick's 3 Wins In Part to Obama/HHS Declaration of War on Christians

    02/09/2012 6:24:40 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 22 replies
    Newsweek Japan (in Japanese) My Translation ^ | 10 February 2012 | Akihiko Reizei, Japanese journalist/writer
    "Reizei's [Princeton U.] Blog from America"(My Translation/Summary): "There were three reasons for the stunning Rick Santorum three-state victory which shook the GOP establishment and dented the crown of the presumed frontrunner Mr. Mitt Romney....(snip)........(The) Third explanation is bound up in a very interesting religious development as we speak. At the end of January, the Obama Administration made the following mandate: "Catholic related schools, institutions, and hospitals must be forced to provide birth control (pill), etc. under the health plan of the United States, even to those who are not Catholic believers, otherwise they are in violation."The Obama Administration was...
  • Rick Santorum Draws Crowds; Raises Nearly 1 Million After Tuesday Trifecta (ABC News)

    02/09/2012 12:43:46 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 37 replies
    ABC News Blogs/Politics ^ | 9 February 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    PLANO, Texas — Standing in front of a massive crowd at a rally in Plano, Texas, Rick Santorum unleashed criticism of Barack Obama and threw out some campaign red meat to supporters hungry for it, telling them the president has an “overt hostility to faith.”“(He’s) trying to weaken them, churches, trying to say that anybody who believes in the values of the Judeo Christian policies,” Santorum said to about 2,000 people in a converted barn, one of his largest audiences of the campaign. He told the audience at the raucous rally that Obama is restricting religious freedoms in this country,...
  • Three-State Sweep Revives Santorum's White House Hopes (Reuters)

    02/08/2012 2:27:58 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters News Agency ^ | 8 February 2012 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum rejuvenated his presidential hopes on Tuesday with a shocking sweep of the three nominating contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, dealing a blow to wounded front-runner Mitt Romney. Even though Romney still holds strong advantages in financing and organization, his campaign will now have to refocus to fight back the challenge from the surging conservative Santorum...
  • Another Twist for G.O.P. as Santorum Fares Well (NYT)

    02/08/2012 2:18:20 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8 February 2012 | Jim Rutenburg
    His candidacy all but dismissed just days ago, Rick Santorum won the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses and a nonbinding primary in Missouri on Tuesday, an unexpected trifecta that raised fresh questions about Mitt Romney’s ability to corral conservative support. With his triumphs, Mr. Santorum was also suddenly presenting new competition to Newt Gingrich as the chief alternative to Mr. Romney, the front-runner. Where Mr. Gingrich has won one state, South Carolina, Mr. Santorum has now won four, including Iowa...
  • Santorum Wins Missouri Primary

    02/07/2012 7:27:28 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 129 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7 Feb. 2012 | Michael Crittendom, Neil King Jr.
    By MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN And NEIL KING JR. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum handily won Missouri's primary election Tuesday night and was showing signs of strength in Minnesota's caucuses, threatening to deal national front-runner Mitt Romney a setback in two Midwestern states. With results from Colorado just trickling in, the returns from the other two states holding nominating contests Tuesday looked to give a jolt of momentum to Mr. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator.
  • Santorum May be Positioned to Shake Up Presidential Race

    02/07/2012 5:49:58 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 31 replies
    The Centre Daily ^ | 7 February 2012 | David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers
    WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum faced an important opportunity Tuesday to become the chief conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, as he was poised for possibly strong showings in Republican presidential contests in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, was expected to remain the front-runner for the GOP nomination whatever happened Tuesday, thanks to his huge advantages in campaign cash and organization and his impressive earlier wins in New Hampshire, Florida and Nevada. But late polls showed Santorum surging, although polls are notoriously weak at forecasting caucus results, because caucus turnout tends to be low and to require unusually...
  • Santorum Pursues Surge in Colorado & Minnesota (Wash. Times)

    02/07/2012 12:34:18 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6 February 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The Republican presidential race could be headed for another reshuffle Tuesday as Rick Santorum, who has lagged behind since his surprise Iowa victory, is once again challenging the dominance of front-runner Mitt Romney. Polling over the past week shows Mr. Santorum statistically tied with Mr. Romney in Minnesota, besting him in Missouri, and running second to him but ahead of rival Newt Gingrich in Colorado, all of which hold contests Tuesday. Mr. Romney’s camp took notice, firing the kinds of broadsides it generally has aimed at Mr. Gingrich. Romney surrogates on Monday accused Mr. Santorum of pork-barrel spending....
  • Gingrich opens door for illegal immigrants (Washington Times)

    01/26/2012 1:29:37 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 72 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 January 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    MIAMI — Fighting to curry favor with Florida’s large pool of Hispanic voters, Newt Gingrich on Wednesday called for a guest-worker program for most illegal immigrants, but his campaign could not say whether those people would be on a path to citizenship - the key question in the immigration debate. Under close questioning by Univision’s political host, Jorge Ramos, Mr. Gingrich said he would grant quick citizenship rights to illegal immigrants...
  • Honorary Chairman Of Rick Santorum’s Florida Campaign: Gays "Make God Want To Vomit"

    01/23/2012 3:57:55 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 93 replies
    Mediate ^ | 22 January 2012 | Josh Feldman
    Mother Jones has a profile up about Reverend O’Neal Dozier, a pastor who runs the Worldwide Christian Centor in Pompano Beach, Florida, who currently serves as the honorary chairman of Rick Santorum‘s Florida campaign. Dozier is a well-known social conservative who obviously shares many of Santorum’s views on issues like gay marriage, but has made rather controversial statements that have raised people’s eyebrows over his connections to the GOP candidate. In a video posted online, Dozier explains his church preaches “the dangers of Islam and Islamic fascism,” and once proudly boasted that God is “100 percent for capital punishment.” But...

    01/15/2012 7:24:17 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 110 replies
    self | 17 January 2012 | AmericaninTokyo
    (VANITY)Word has it that Mr. Herman Cain, a strong conservative presidential candidate incessantly attacked by the national media, the DNC and the RINO Establishment slime machine, is in a position now to endorse in pivotal South Carolina prior to its presidential primary.The problem is, some indications are coming out that such an endorsement, while "unconventional" may be going to Mitt Romney, the worst possible choice for the Republicans in 2012 and certainly no conservative, easily beatable by Barack Obama in November. Sucn an endorsement would be highly inadvisable. Many of us, former 2012 Cain supporters, volunteers and donors say this...
  • "Pyongyang Patty" (N. Korea's "Baghdad Bob") Announcer's Details Revealed by N. Korean Defector

    12/28/2011 1:50:31 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies
    Yahoo Japan News (Chosun Ilbo Japanese Version, South Korea) ^ | 28 December 2011 | Yahoo Japan News (in Japanese) Chosun Ilbo Sourced
    Link is to Japanese from original South Korean source. First, and turning prematurely green, an obligatory picture of assailant (patent liar of the evening Korean Central TV out of Pyongyang for many years), tasked with emotionally reporting specifically on Kim Jong il, missile launches, underground nuke tests, heightened military alerts and the like, and now -- conceivably, on issues relating to Kim Jong Un. Secondly, her recent five-star performance wearing black mourning Korean "hanbok", telling the world that the Beloved Dear Chia Pet was no longer with us--a real tear jerker /sarc.
  • Carter Center ("Free Elections") + Congrats to Kim Jong Un by Jimmah = HYPOCRISY

    12/21/2011 11:29:18 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 21 replies
    American in Tokyo (vanity) ^ | 22 December 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    FMR. PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER is today reported to have not only sent off a condolence message to North Korea over the death of mass murderer, horrendous DICTATOR Kim Jong-il, in it he also addressed comments to the heir-apparant, Kim Jong-un, and wished for "his success" as he goes forward to "assume power."
  • The PERFECT "Occupy" "Mic Check" (VANITY)

    12/07/2011 6:08:47 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 2 replies
    Self ^ | 8 December 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    Now this might well take a lot of caj*nes as they say.But I propose the following.
  • Occupy Protesters Target Herman Cain Lecture in Murfreesboro, Tenn (ABC News)

    12/02/2011 3:58:26 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2 December 2011 | ABC News Blogs
    Murfreesboro, Tenn. — Embattled GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain took a break from the campaign trail Thursday night to deliver a lecture at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. The university emphasized that there would be no discussion of politics or Cain’s candidacy. But Cain’s lecture on business and entrepreneurship soon became very political when Occupy protesters interrupted the event. Approximately 20 minutes into the event, Occupy protesters conducted a “mic check” as Cain discussed his rise through Pillsbury and the Burger King Corporation. A young woman stood up in the middle of the lecture hall shouting “Mic check! Mic...
  • "US Candidate Gingrich, For The Regularization of Immigration Status for Millions" (El Molino)

    11/24/2011 11:04:26 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 136 replies
    El Molino Online (in Spanish, translated to English) ^ | 23 November 2011 | El Molino Staff Writers
    (ENGLISH TRANSLATION): US Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich, Republican, For The Regularization of Immigration Status for Millions" In the Al Momento Noticias by El Molino - 11/23/2011 8:36 AM Two things became clear after the conclusion of the eleventh televised debate of Republican candidates, that Newt Gingrich is emerging in the polls, Mitt Romney moving to, and that he understands the importance of the Latino vote in United States to reach the White House in 2012. Last night, risking the wrath of the Tea Party rightwing who have set the tone on immigration in the debates, Gingrich took a position which...
  • "Newt Gingrich Will Not Expel The Hispanics" (TRANSLATION): El Heraldo, Honduras

    11/24/2011 12:16:51 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 62 replies
    El Heraldo (Honduras) Translated to English ^ | 24 November 2011 | El Heraldo staff
    Washington, United States The Republican candidates differ on their ideologies in various foreign policy issues in the second Republican presidential debate. Newt Gingrich, who more recently has emerged to the top of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, said that during his government did not expel immigrants without legal permission but already have a life founded in the United States. The applicant added that the Republicans can not say that his party is in favor of the family when separating parents from their children who were born in the country and have citizenship. Gingrich, also supported the antiterrorism law...
  • "Newt Gingrich Facing GOP backlash Over 'Humane' Immigration Policy" (U.K. Guardian)

    11/23/2011 9:05:05 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 103 replies
    The Guardian (United Kingdom) ^ | 24 November 2011 | Ewen MacAskell (in USA)
    Conservative activists believe Gingrich's views on illegal immigrants has opened up the field for another GOP candidate...