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  • Shep Smith comes out as gay and denies that 'loving' Roger Ailes (truncated)

    10/17/2016 7:45:36 AM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/16 | Chris Spargo
    Shepard Smith has come out as a gay man in a new interview. The popular Fox News anchor, who has been with the network since it first launched 20 years ago, spoke about his sexuality in an interview with Huffington Post. Smith, 52, confirmed the long-circulating rumor when he was asked if it was former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes who prevented him from coming out of the closet. 'That's not true. He was as nice as he could be to me. I loved him like a father,' Smith said of Ailes. The 'love' Smith had for his old boss...
  • French Hostage in Algeria Is Beheaded in New Video

    09/24/2014 10:25:51 AM PDT · by Justaham · 46 replies ^ | 9/24/2014 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHISEPT
    A French tourist captured in North Africa by a group aligned with the Islamic State is seen beheaded in a video circulated on Wednesday, according to SITE Intelligence, which tracks jihadist groups. The Frenchman — Hervé Gourdel, a 55-year-old mountaineering guide from Nice — was abducted in Algeria on Sunday by the terrorist group, known as Jund al-Khilafah. Mr. Gourdel had arrived only a day before on a trip to go hiking in Algeria’s northern mountains.
  • Howard Stern Fan Pranks MSNBC Host Krystal Ball During Malaysian Plane Crash Coverage

    07/17/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT · by Justaham · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/17/14
    MSNBC's Krystal Ball was the victim of a phone prank by a Howard Stern fan pretending to be a member of the U.S. military in Ukraine who witnessed the Malaysian Airlines flight 117 crash. "Well, I was looking out the window and I saw a projectile flying in the sky and it would appear the plane was shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern's ass," the man said. "So it would appear the plane was shot down, can you tell us anything more from your military training of sort of missile system that may have been coming...
  • GMA host Robin Roberts reveals she's gay in thank you letter to fans....

    12/29/2013 6:45:26 PM PST · by Justaham · 70 replies
    Original title: GMA host Robin Roberts reveals she's gay in thank you letter to fans and 'long time girlfriend' for supporting her through cancer -------------------- Good Morning America host Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged that she is gay on Sunday for the first time. The 53-year-old cancer survivor thanked her girlfriend of ten years as part of a heartfelt end-of-year thank you addressed to fans and loved ones posted to her Facebook. 'I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,' Roberts wrote. Amber, reports Media...
  • President Obama's approval rating hits a NEW all-time low in poll as only 39%.....

    11/12/2013 11:12:57 PM PST · by Justaham · 24 replies ^ | 11/12/13 | Meghan Keneally
    Original title: President Obama's approval rating hits a NEW all-time low in poll as only 39% of the country say he is doing a good job ------- President Obama's approval ratings have hit an all-time low as the continued problems with the health care roll out have forced him to apologize once again for his administration's mistakes. A new poll by Quinnipiac University revealed on Tuesday that 54 per cent of Americans disapprove of President Obama's job performance while only 39 per cent approve. Adding to the blow, the latest poll breaks the results down into gender and age demographics,...
  • Is Putin's post-surgery 'get well' telegram to George W. Bush a veiled slap at Obama?

    08/09/2013 7:42:14 AM PDT · by Justaham · 91 replies ^ | 8/9/13 | David Martosko
    A day after the White House announced that it would scrap a planned bilateral meeting with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president sent well-wishes to former President George W. Bush via telegram following his heart surgery. Russian media outlets were told about it promptly, and the news quickly spread. The move is already being seen as a veiled slap at Obama, whose frosty posture toward the Kremlin is a marked contrast from the congenial reception Putin received from the Bush administration. 'It may have been coincidence that the Kremlin released details of the telegram a day after Barack Obama pulled out...
  • Ed Schultz: “Thanks to a lot of Republican policies, [Detroit] is now filing for bankruptcy”

    07/21/2013 1:01:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 79 replies ^ | 7/21/13 | Erika Johnsen
    We’ve got another one, ya’ll. I thought Melissa Harris-Perry’s utterly illogical talking point about Detroit serving as an example of what “Republicans would impose on us” was bad, but this… Do you think that maybe he actually believes what he’s saying, or that he’s just straight-up lying through his teeth because there is literally no good way to spin Detroit’s fiscal collapse as anything other than the inevitable conclusion of a total progressive utopia without peddling outright falsehoods? Because, according to Mr. Schultz — and stay with him here, because there’s a good chance you might not have realized this...
  • Obama family heading back to Martha's Vineyard after skipping last summer

    07/19/2013 8:08:06 AM PDT · by Justaham · 69 replies
    Original title: Obama family heading back to Martha's Vineyard after skipping last summer... and this year they're renting a $7.6million mansion next to Ted Danson ------------------------------ The First Family are heading back to Martha's Vineyard for a luxurious summer vacation, and are reportedly renting a secluded six-bedroom property worth an estimated $7.6 million. President Barack Obama, wife Michelle and their two daughters missed out on a trip to the exclusive island last year due to campaigning in the 2012 elections. But they are making up for it this year and jetting off to Massachusetts on August 10 for a week....
  • Zimmerman Charges, DOJ Action Sparked by New Black Panthers Pressure

    07/14/2013 7:11:00 PM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies ^ | 7/14/13 | J. Christian Adams
    Like the racially-charged sham prosecution of the Duke lacrosse team, the racially charged prosecution of George Zimmerman was partly triggered by the threats of Malik Zulu Shabazz, the head of the racist and anti-Semitic New Black Panther Party. The New Black Panther Party was among the first groups to agitate for Zimmerman to be prosecuted, starting with a rally outside the Sanford, Florida police headquarters on March 11, 2012--just three days after the Associated Press had errantly referred to Zimmerman as "white." Al Sharpton, widely credited with fanning the flames, arrived the next day. As Andrew Breitbart reported in 2011,...
  • Statement by the President (on Trayvon Martin verdict)

    07/14/2013 2:21:01 PM PDT · by Justaham · 30 replies
    The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in...
  • John Kerry under fire as Secretary of State takes Nantucket vacation amid Egypt military coup

    07/04/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT · by Justaham · 46 replies ^ | 7/4/13 | Jessica Jerreat
    As Egypt plunges into crisis John Kerry has been allegedly spotted relaxing at his holiday home in Nantucket for Independence Day. The Secretary of State, who has just returned from a 12-day tour to the Middle East, was spotted near the July 4 festivities in the center of town, and on his yacht. With the Egyptian military ousting President Morsi amid violent protests, many in Nantucket were surprised to see Mr. Kerry at his holiday home rather than in Washington. He is staying at the popular Massachusetts island near Cape Cod with his daughters and their husbands, according to the...
  • James Gandolfini dead after heart attack

    06/19/2013 7:21:08 PM PDT · by Justaham · 58 replies ^ | 6/19/13 | JAMIE SCHRAM, MICHAEL STARR and DAN MacLEOD
    James Gandolfini, the heavyweight actor who won multiple Emmy Awards for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano in the smash HBO series, died today. HBO confirmed his death. He was 51. Gandolfini suffered a heart attack in Italy. He was due to appear at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily this weekend.
  • White House defends high bills for Africa trip

    06/17/2013 8:28:29 AM PDT · by Justaham · 49 replies ^ | 6/15/13 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama is under fire for the price of the first family’s upcoming weeklong trip to Africa, which could cost taxpayers as much as $100 million at a time of federal budget cuts and furloughs. The Obamas’ trip will take them to Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa from June 26 to July 3. The excursion will involve military cargo planes airlifting 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines, and three trucks to carry bulletproof glass panels to cover the windows where the family is set to stay. One estimate of the cost has pegged the bill to U.S. taxpayers at somewhere...
  • 'PBS Newshour' announces layoffs, office closures

    06/11/2013 10:00:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies ^ | 6/11/13 | Kate Stanton
    The long-running news show formerly helmed by Jim Lehrer will make its first major layoffs in nearly 20 years, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The company will close its offices in San Francisco and Denver, and eliminate some of its production positions at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. "The PBS Newshour's" executive producer said that the program hoped to "build new relationships with a variety of locally based freelance video journalists around the country." "A steady drop in corporate revenue" contributed to the program's decision to cut back.
  • Rep. Cummings (D-MD): IRS Scandal 'Solved'

    06/09/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies
    On CNN’s State of the Union this morning, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) told Candy Crowley that the IRS scandal involving targeting of conservatives had been “solved.” Crowley asked, “As far as you are concerned, based on the information that you now have, which in its totality is greater than ours, is this case over, have you solved the case of the IRS and how this came to be?” Cummings answered, “Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. If it were me, I’d wrap this case up and move on.” Cummings added that he would release transcripts of IRS...
  • 'Daily Show' Creator Says Oklahoma Tornado Meant for Conservatives, Apologizes

    05/20/2013 10:19:32 PM PDT · by Justaham · 49 replies ^ | 5/20/13
    Lizz Winstead heard about the tornado touching down in Oklahoma today and her liberal ideology quickly kicked in. Winstead, who created The Daily Show and uses social media to promote her far-left views, sent out this Twitter joke earlier today: "This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives." Social media brushback quickly followed, and Winstead served up a speedy apology for letting her progressive nature supercede a sense of decency toward the victims of the tornado. "Made a political joke, Twas before devastation revealed. In hindsight, had I understood, I would have refrained....
  • 'As an African-American you have to work twice as hard': Obama tells Morehouse graduates

    05/20/2013 8:02:52 AM PDT · by Justaham · 108 replies
    Original title: 'As an African-American you have to work twice as hard': Obama tells Morehouse graduates he has a 'special obligation' to help less-fortunate black people ----------------------------------- President Barack Obama told graduates from the traditionally African-American Morehouse College yesterday that 'as a black man' he feels a 'special obligation' to help those less fortunate them him. In a personal commencement address to the college in Atlanta, Georgia, the president spoke about racism and how, given different opportunities, he could have ended up in prison or unemployed. President Obama also told graduates of the college, where Dr Martin Luther King Jr...
  • US Jobless Claims Jump to Highest Level in 6 Weeks

    05/16/2013 8:01:45 AM PDT · by Justaham · 3 replies ^ | 5/16/13 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the most since late March. The jump comes after applications fell to a five-year low. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average rose just 1,250 to 339,250, a level consistent with modest job gains. Julia Coronado, an economist at BNP Paribas, said the small increase in the average "highlight(s) the need to take volatile weekly readings with a grain of salt.... The underlying story in jobless claims continues to be one of gradual improvement." Weekly applications are a proxy for...
  • Exclusive: Holder Says 'No' to Special Counsel to Investigate Benghazi

    05/15/2013 7:07:26 PM PDT · by Justaham · 58 replies ^ | 5/15/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Breitbart News has obtained an exclusive video of Attorney General Eric Holder flatly rejecting the idea of appointing a special counsel to investigate Benghazi. Filmed on May 15 and provided to Breitbart News by Special Operations Speaks, the video shows Holder emerge from his car and walk towards the Rayburn House Office Building for hearings on the IRS scandal. Holder is clearly asked, "Mr. Holder, will you appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Benghazi?" In equally clear tones, Holder answers, "No," and disappears into the building.
  • White House: No Comparison Between Obama and Nixon

    05/15/2013 9:58:55 AM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies ^ | 5/14/13 | Fred Lucas
    Although the Obama administration has been hit by three scandals in a matter of days – new revelations about Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups, and the Justice Department seizing Associated Press phone records – the White House scoffed at comparing President Barack Obama with President Richard Nixon. At Tuesday’s White House press briefing a reporter asked, “President Obama has been compared to President Nixon. How does he feel about that?” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he did not have a reaction from the president to relay on that matter, but also dismissed the premise of...
  • Alec Baldwin Blames IRS 'Scandal' on 'Rovian' Politics

    05/14/2013 4:25:36 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies
    Alec Baldwin wins the stuffed Teddy bear prize for the most imaginative defense of the IRS scandal engulfing the Obama administration. Or, to use Baldwin's Twitter turn of phrase, "scandal." The combustible 30 Rock actor, who enjoys quitting and then rejoining social media outlets in his spare time, blamed the blooming IRS imbroglio not on President Barack Obama or anyone else in his administration but GOP strategist Karl Rove's brand of strategery.
  • Good news from Bette Midler: “I LOVE THE IRS!!!” (via Twitter!)

    05/14/2013 11:19:35 AM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies ^ | 5/14/13
    She loves the IRS.
  • GOP preparing bill to deny funds for IRS ObamaCare agent

    05/14/2013 10:07:27 AM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies ^ | 5/14/15 | Elise Viebeck
    Republican Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.) is preparing legislation to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from hiring new agents to implement ObamaCare in light of the agency's targeting of conservative groups. The scandal has prompted fears that the IRS is incapable of neutrally enforcing major provisions of the healthcare reform law, including its individual mandate to buy insurance. "It is necessary that both Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] look closely at the money given to the IRS through the healthcare law," Heller wrote to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday.
  • Pelosi: If Boehner were a woman, ‘they’d be calling him the weakest speaker in history’ [VIDEO]

    05/14/2013 8:16:53 AM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies
    On Monday’s “All in with Chris Hayes,” Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner had failed to do anything substantial during his tenure. “I will say this about John Boehner, and I have a good relationship [with him],” Pelosi said. “If he were a woman, they’d be calling him the weakest speaker in history.” “Well, because they don’t get anything done,” she said when Hayes asked her to explain the point. “Where are the results? What are the results? They’ve never been able to pass anything without our coming to the rescue except,...
  • Barbara Boxer: ‘The Benghazi Scandal’ ‘Starts With Republicans’ Who Cut Funding For Embassy Security

    05/14/2013 8:04:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 81 replies ^ | 5/14/13 | Noah Rothman
    In a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said that Republicans in Congress should look into a mirror when asking why the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi was as deadly as it was. She said that House Republicans who voted to cut security funding for overseas embassies are directly responsible for the lack of security personnel at that outpost. Boxer’s claim is contradicted by testimony delivered before a Congressional Oversight Committee hearing last week.
  • John Kerry's brother to join Cabinet

    05/13/2013 10:33:03 PM PDT · by Justaham · 12 replies ^ | 5/13/13 | Justin Sink
    The brother of Secretary of State John Kerry will temporarily join President Obama's Cabinet as the acting head of the Commerce Department. Cameron Kerry, Commerce's general counsel, will become acting secretary when Rebecca Blank, the current acting head, steps down at the end of the month. The Cabinet-level brother act may be short-lived, however: President Obama earlier this month nominated Chicago hotel executive Penny Pritzker to lead the department.
  • IRS, Benghazi, AP: The Problems Pile Up for Obama

    05/13/2013 9:48:57 PM PDT · by Justaham · 30 replies ^ | 5/14/13 | Alexis Simendinger
    Sometimes when it rains on second-term presidents, they need more than an umbrella. President Obama tried Monday to dismiss as “political games” persistent questions about how the White House handled last year’s attacks in Benghazi, Libya, while at the same time a new uproar about IRS scrutiny of conservative advocacy organizations ignited on Capitol Hill. Obama said if IRS agents willfully exercised political bias, responsible personnel must be “held accountable.” As he was speaking, the reactions of House and Senate lawmakers suggested Obama did little to tamp down the Benghazi controversies, which have persisted since extremists killed four Americans there...
  • Hispanic Custodians On Auraria Campus Claim Discrimination

    05/11/2013 11:37:01 AM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies
    A group of Hispanic custodians at the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver are claiming they are victims of discrimination. They’ve filed a complaint against the campus operator that could be reviewed by a federal judge. What started out as a miscommunication over a schedule change for employees working the graveyard shift has become a full investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Too many things have happened to me there that I don’t even know how to explain it,” said Auraria custodian Bertha Ribota. Ribota said she was injured at work because she couldn’t read a warning sign that was...
  • Enron's [Jeffrey] Skilling could see 10-year sentence cut

    05/08/2013 8:01:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | JUAN A. LOZANO
    Convicted ex-Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling's more than 24-year prison sentence for his role in the once mighty energy giant's collapse could be reduced by as many as 10 years if a federal judge approves an agreement reached Wednesday between prosecutors and defense attorneys. Under the agreement, which Justice Department officials say includes a previous court-ordered reduction of as much as nine years, Skilling's original sentence will be reduced to somewhere between 14 and 17.5 years. The agreement still has to be approved by U.S. District Judge Sim Lake, who is set to hold a June 21 hearing in Houston...
  • Joe Biden runs up bill of $585,000 for just ONE NIGHT in five-star Paris hotel

    03/22/2013 2:52:03 PM PDT · by Justaham · 35 replies ^ | 3/22/13 | Meghan Keneally
    Paris may be known as the City of Light, but that title certainly doesn’t mean that visitors are light on spending as Vice President Joe Biden’s one day trip cost taxpayers more than half a million dollars. When Mr Biden and his hefty entourage stayed in Paris for an evening in early February and it cost $585,000.50 for that single night. The Vice President likely rented out more than 100 rooms in the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand, though they must not have gotten a group discount rate. The price was reported by The Weekly Standard after they discovered the...
  • WH Shuts Down Public Tours, Invites Adele, Beyonce to Michelle's 50th

    03/10/2013 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 48 replies ^ | 3/10/13 | Ben Shapiro
    President Barack Obama and Michelle used to talk frequently about how the White House was the “people’s house.” In fact, the White House website now carries this quote from the First Lady: “It’s the ‘People’s House.’ It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that’s why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can.” So much for that nonsense. The same week that President Obama’s administration announced that due to sequestration, White House tours would be...
  • Boy in center of Alabama hostage standoff released, source says

    02/04/2013 2:13:23 PM PST · by Justaham · 37 replies ^ | 2/4/13
    DEVELOPING: A five-year-old boy who was being held hostage in an underground bunker in Alabama for nearly a week has been released, a law enforcement source, citing reports, told Fox News. Authorities say 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes shot and killed a bus driver last week in Midland City and then abducted the boy. Dykes is now dead, the source says, and it is unclear what the boy's current condition is.
  • First pictures of the tragic children murdered in their classrooms (title truncated)

    12/15/2012 9:04:34 AM PST · by Justaham · 13 replies ^ | 12/15/12 | James Nye
    Original title: First pictures of the tragic children murdered in their classrooms after 'deeply disturbed' gunman massacred 26 at Connecticut school --------------------------------- These are the first pictures of the victims who died in a shooting rampage when a 'deeply disturbed' gunman went classroom to classroom at a Connecticut school. Ana Marquez-Greene, seven, was killed when the shooter opened fire on children and teachers at 9.30am on Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty-six people died in the mass shooting. The little girl and her older brother had attended Linden Christian School nearby, before moving with their parents to Newtown in...
  • Track Palin Files for Divorce: Report

    12/12/2012 1:48:23 PM PST · by Justaham · 79 replies ^ | 12/12/12 | Stephen M. Silverman
    Track Palin, the eldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, is reportedly ending his marriage to Britta Hanson after a year and a half. The couple, who were former high-school sweethearts, are jointly petitioning for divorce, reports TMZ. Shortly after they got married, Track, now 23, and Britta, 22, announced the arrival of their first child, a girl named Kyla Grace Palin. Track is an Army Reservist who spent a year deployed in Iraq with a Ft. Wainwright Stryker Brigade. At the time of his marriage it was reported that he had planned to study at the University of...
  • Bob Costas Sounds Off on Zimmerman Case, Ignoring Suit Against Sportscaster's Network

    12/12/2012 9:24:51 AM PST · by Justaham · 35 replies ^ | 12/12/12
    NBC Sports talker Bob Costas caught plenty of heat for launching into an anti-gun rant in the wake of the murder/suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Last night, Costas waded into the subject once more, but this time he brought up the George Zimmerman case to buttress his points. "What does common sense tell you about the likelihood of that confrontation ever taking place in the first place if George Zimmerman was not carrying a gun?" Not so fast. Costas' own network is being sued for shoddy journalism involving Zimmerman's case. That didn't prevent the sportscaster from...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for a ‘major strike’ after Michigan right-to-work laws pass

    12/11/2012 6:45:10 PM PST · by Justaham · 56 replies
    On MSNBC this afternoon, Rev. Jesse Jackson called for workers across the nation to hold a major one day strike in protest of the new ‘right-to-work’ laws that passed in Michigan today. “I never thought it would go this far north,” a disappointed Jackson said about the right-to-work movement. “And, yet, these workers in this state must fight back and draw a line in the sand.” Jackson called for a “major strike,” and a “major march on Washington.” “It’s time for a massive, dissident, direct action to bring about the ship in the flow of the wind,” he added.
  • Christie calls Obama to congratulate him, sends Romney an e-mail

    11/08/2012 5:42:50 PM PST · by Justaham · 102 replies ^ | 11/8/12 | Allahpundit
    I don’t know, guys. I just don’t know. “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion. I said, `Congratulations on your win last night, Mr. President,’ and he said, `Thank you,”’ Christie told reporters today at a National Guard Armory in Franklin Township… Asked if he’s spoken to Romney since his loss, Christie said: “No; we exchanged e-mails last night,” Christie said. “We haven’t spoken on the phone yet.” One of Romney’s biggest fundraisers told WaPo (anonymously), “A lot of people feel like Christie hurt, that we definitely lost four or five points between the storm and Chris Christie giving Obama...
  • Beyoncé Pens Handwritten Letter to President Barack Obama (barf alert!!)

    11/06/2012 7:17:52 AM PST · by Justaham · 34 replies ^ | 11/6/12 | Josh Grossberg
    With election day now upon us, Beyoncé had some kind thoughts to share about Barack Obama. The R&B superstar posted a handwritten letter on Monday to the president on her website praising his leadership and expressing her support, one day before Americans go to the polls to decide whether to grant him a second term. "Everyday we see your heart and character, inspiring all of us to give more of ourselves," wrote Beyoncé. "You are the leader to take us from where we are to where we need to be."
  • Obama Ends Campaign in Half-Empty Arena [Ohio]

    11/05/2012 8:12:25 PM PST · by Justaham · 23 replies ^ | 11/5/12 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama’s big rally tonight turned out to be just like his first, opening salvo of the 2012 campaign: a half-empty arena in Ohio. According toRealClearPolitics’ Scott Conroy, there were “empty seats scattered around the upper-level of Nationwide Arena … Four years ago, after all, Obama was easily filling venues larger than that …” The event even featured Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z, and Obama still couldn’t fill it out. As it turns out, the empty seats didn’t look exactly “scattered.” They looked like substantial portions of the upper bowl of the arena, according to photos tweeted by those in attendance:
  • Obama's Closing Argument: Only I Can Save You from America's Evil Past--and Future

    11/05/2012 8:06:33 AM PST · by Justaham · 2 replies ^ | 11/5/12 | Joel B. PollaK
    With just one day left before the polls open, Democrats have settled on a closing message to the 2012 campaign that portrays the Obama presidency as a brief moment of enlightenment in America’s bleak past and future. America used to be a place of economic, racial, and sexual oppression--and it would be again, Democrats argue, if the country turned to Romney instead of rewarding Obama with a second term in office. That is what Obama means when he invokes the repeated refrain--“We’ve come too far to turn back now.” It’s an idea expressed more crudely by the likes of Cher,...
  • Oops! Joe Biden forgets Barack Obama's name as he continues his run of campaign gaffes....

    11/04/2012 6:14:52 PM PST · by Justaham · 22 replies ^ | 11/4/12 | Toby Harnden
    Original title: Oops! Joe Biden forgets Barack Obama's name as he continues his run of campaign gaffes with just one day until election -------------------- Vice President Joe Biden, who has previously misremembered what state and what century he was in, now seems to have forgotten that Barack Obama is the president. Speaking to a crowd of 1,200 people at a high school in Lakewood, Ohio, Biden was slamming a 'pernicious' Mitt Romney ad claiming that Jeep will move jobs out of Ohio to China. The vice-president said that the ad claimed that 'President Clinton bankrupted Chrysler so that Italians could...
  • Bullish Obama aides insist Romney is in 'deep trouble'....

    11/04/2012 12:12:17 PM PST · by Justaham · 27 replies ^ | 11/4/12 | Hayley Peterson
    Original title: Bullish Obama aides insist Romney is in 'deep trouble' while the president leans on Bill Clinton in his final appeal to voters --------------------------------- President Obama's top campaign advisers declared on Sunday that Republican Mitt Romney was in 'deep trouble' and had no chance of winning the election on Tuesday, citing President Bill Clinton's help as a key factor. 'As many ups and downs as it has been in this journey - two days away from winning re-election with Clinton on the plane - we'd far rather be us than them,' Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on board...
  • Notorious ‘‘Death Cat’’ Refuses to Leave Obama Campaign Headquarters

    11/04/2012 11:14:17 AM PST · by Justaham · 37 replies
    “He refuses to leave. When we force him away, he just comes back. It’s really been flipping us out…” Such are the quivering words of a flush-faced Stacey Bingham, President Obama’s volunteer coordinator at his campaign headquarters in Washington D.C. No, Ms. Bingham is not talking about Joe Biden. Nor is she speaking of the inevitable horde of creepy, overweight, middle-aged campaign volunteers who smell like a Beluga whale’s placenta that can be found at any campaign’s volunteer offices. Bingham is speaking of none other than Oscar the cat (a.k.a. “death cat,” the “grim purrer,” and “Dr. Catvorkian”), who gained...
  • Our pick: Mitt Romney [Wisconsin State Journal]

    11/04/2012 10:57:40 AM PST · by Justaham · 18 replies
    Not enough hope and too little change. That is President Barack Obama's record on the economy, debt and Washington gridlock after four years in the White House. The State Journal editorial board endorses Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential election. Romney showed as the Republican governor of Democratic-leaning Massachusetts that he can find agreement across the partisan divide. And his vice presidential pick — Wisconsin's U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville — suggests Romney is serious about tackling America's fiscal mess. Romney has an impressive record of success in the private and public sectors. He's a numbers guy who focuses more on...
  • Finally: Cher and Kathy Griffin weigh in on the election

    11/03/2012 4:06:05 PM PDT · by Justaham · 37 replies ^ | 11/3/12 | Allahpundit
    I know we r not supposed to talk politics , was drawing & tears started to stream down my face. If romney (who is completely WITHOUT CHARACTER OR MORAL COMPASS ) Wins… I Shall cry 4 many days ! As a woman I shall cry FOREVER ! I NEVER IN MY LIFE THINK THAT I COULD “THOUGHT” I could ABHOR ANYONE AS MUSH BUSH , but except the wars ( WHICH WERE & ARE INEXCUSABLE) & The Devil CHENEY ,I would have BUSH ! — Cher (@cher) October 29, 2012
  • Obama Demonizes Tea Party in Final Days of Campaign

    11/03/2012 3:49:00 PM PDT · by Justaham · 33 replies ^ | 11/3/12 | Tony Lee
    After failing to mention the Tea Party by name on the stump in 2012, President Barack Obama mentioned the movement during at least five stump speeches on Thursday and Friday. Running against the Tea Party movement that successfully stymied his grassroots agenda and energized conservatives and independents to give Republicans in the House a majority, Obama said Mitt Romney would "rubber-stamp the Tea Party agenda in Congress." Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, said Obama was continuing to divide Americans by badmouthing "millions of grassroots" Tea Party activists across the nation. "In a single speech today, our...
  • Obama campaign explains voting as 'revenge' remark

    11/03/2012 11:01:26 AM PDT · by Justaham · 40 replies ^ | 11/3/12 | Donovan Slack
    Obama campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki, asked about the president saying Friday that "voting is the best revenge," said the he was referring to revenge against GOP challenger Mitt Romney's lies and scare tactics in recent ads. Psaki said a recent ad falsely claiming that Jeep was moving operations overseas amounted to a "scare tactic," “frightening workers in Ohio into thinking, falsely, that they’re not going to have a job. "And the message [President Obama] was sending is if you don’t like the policies, if you don’t like the plan that Gov. Romney is putting forward, If you think that’s a...
  • NV newspaper: Obama a “narcissistic amateur,” “embarrassment,” “incompetent”

    11/02/2012 10:34:15 AM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies ^ | 11/2/12 | Ed Morrissey
    And those are the kinder thoughts that the editors of the Las Vegas Review-Journal had for Barack Obama in their lead editorial yesterday. Those conclusions refer to Obama’s overall performance on the economy and foreign policy. When they get down to specifics on Benghazi, the anger pulses through every sentence (via Twitchy): The official explanation for the inadequate security? This administration didn’t want to “offend the sensibilities” of the new radical Islamic regime which American and British arms had so recently helped install in Libya. The official explanation for why Obama administration officials watched the attack unfold for seven hours,...
  • Democrat Mayor: Obama Losing Early Voting in Wisconsin

    10/31/2012 3:10:57 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies ^ | 10//31/12
    Denver, Colorado, Mayor Michael Hancock went off-script at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, rally yesterday when he told a crowd of Obama supporters, "If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early." Of course, when pressed on it, Hancock took it back and said, “We expect clearly that President Obama will win the state of Wisconsin.” The Obama campaign disputed Hancock's statement outright, "[T]he numbers we are seeing do not back up his assessment that our base is not turning out.” When you're...
  • Axelrod: I'll shave my mustache if Obama loses Minnesota

    10/31/2012 8:01:08 AM PDT · by Justaham · 62 replies ^ | 10/31/12 | Jonathan Easely
    President Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod said Wednesday he’d shave his signature mustache if Obama loses Minnesota, Michigan or Pennsylvania to Mitt Romney. “I will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states,” Axelrod declared on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe." Provoked by recent polls, the campaigns have been in a turf war over traditionally blue states. The Romney campaign says it sees an opening to steal some electoral votes that many believe Obama should’ve locked down by now. The Obama campaign says this is merely posturing by the Romney campaign, and a sign...