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  • Santorum's private side, through wife's eyes

    03/06/2012 10:44:59 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03-06-12 | Jan Crawford
    In her first network television interview, Karen Santorum offered a revealing look at her husband. Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, is a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. Karen Santorum is very much her husband's partner and equal. A lawyer and nurse, she says they talk about policy and strategy, and that she tells him when he slips up. But she has stayed behind the scenes, rarely talking to the media. In our wide-ranging conversation, Karen Santorum was warm and genuine, and talked openly about their lives, their marriage, and the challenges they've endured. "When he walks through the...
  • Whom Do You Believe? HBO or Gallup?

    03/05/2012 9:07:00 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 40 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 02-04-12 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    Despite the premise of "Game Change" - that Sarah Palin cost John McCain the 2008 presidential election - Gallup polls prove HBO's assertion categorically false. Palin wasn’t the reason the Republicans lost the election. She’s the only reason they had a fighting chance up until the time McCain suspended his presidential campaign in late September. Gallup polls from the last presidential race prove that once Palin joined the ticket on Aug. 29, 2008, McCain’s ratings steadily climbed to a point where the Republican ticket even outshined Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. In the two weeks before Palin joined the McCain ticket,...
  • Former Reagan Budget Director Despairs: ‘I Wouldn’t Touch the Stock Market With a 100-Foot Pole’

    03/03/2012 2:52:46 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 81 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03-03-12 | Becket Adams
    He was an architect of one of the biggest tax cuts in U.S. history. He spent much of his career after politics using borrowed money to take over companies. He targeted the riskiest ones that most investors shunned — car-parts makers, textile mills. That is one image of David Stockman, the former White House budget director who, after resigning in protest over deficit spending, made a fortune in corporate buyouts. Former Reagan Budget Director Despairs: I Wouldnt Touch the Stock Market With a 100 Foot Pole But spend time with him and you discover this former wunderkind of the Reagan...
  • Volt Production ‘Temporarily Halted,’ Hundreds of Workers Laid Off

    03/03/2012 10:32:59 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02-02-12 | Becket Adams
    General Motors told 1,300 employees at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory that they were being “temporarily laid off” for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt, the Detroit Free Press reports. “Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand,” said GM spokesman Chris Lee. “We needed to maintain proper inventory and make sure that we continued to meet market demand,” he told The Hill in a phone interview.
  • Santorum's intellectual evolution to a strong constitutional conservative

    03/02/2012 4:05:38 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02-02-12 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Rick Santorum's speech to the Chattanooga Tea Party's Liberty Forum is uplifting and convincing that he is the constitutional conservative we need as President of the United States. The speech is brilliant in its scope and sincerity. It shows that he has a clear grasp of the constitutional conservative movement. It shows that he is one of us. Neither John McCain nor George W. Bush could have delivered such a speech. Ronald Reagan could have. Santorum is convincing in showing that he understands the purpose of the Constitution, why it is an extension of the principles of the Declaration of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: In ’02 Romney Touted D.C. Connections, Federal Funds

    03/02/2012 1:01:34 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03-02-12 | Jonathan Karl
    In a long-forgotten tape from the 2002 Massachusetts governor’s race obtained by ABC News, Mitt Romney is seen touting his Washington connections and his ability to get millions of taxpayer dollars from the federal government. “I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney says on the video, “The money is in Washington.” The video, which was surreptitiously shot by Democratic opponents of Romney on Oct. 16, 2002, shows him addressing a group called the New Bedford Industrial Foundation. The Power Point presentation he uses lists ways to improve economic development in Massachusetts, including “boost federal involvement.”...
  • Video: Does Romney oppose Blunt’s amendment to overturn Obama’s new contraception rule?

    02/29/2012 3:51:44 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02-29-12 | Allahpundit
    This would be the same amendment that’s co-sponsored by presumptive VP nominee Marco Rubio. Another damaging stumble the morning after a big primary victory? Sure sounds like it, says lefty Greg Sargent, citing an Ohio TV reporter: ""I just got off the phone with [ONN-TV's Jim] Heath, and he graciously played me the audio. Heath asks Romney if he’s for the “Blunt-Rubio” amendment, and defines it. Romney replies: “I’m not for the bill. But, look, the idea of presidential candidates getting into questions about contraception within a relationship between a man and a woman, husband and wife, I’m not going...
  • With Obama Struggling in Hollywood, GOP Support on the Rise

    02/28/2012 10:42:52 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 28 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 02-27-12 | Michael Janofsky
    As President Obama finds himself working harder for Hollywood re-election donations – “You can only be the first African-American president once,’’ says a Democratic consultant – the number of Hollywood Republicans appears to be swelling. "There are lot more than people think," Frank DeMartini, a veteran film producer who blogs at HollywoodRepublican.net, told TheWrap. "It used to be about 80-20, Democrat. Now, I’d say it’s closer to 60-40. A majority of Republicans in Hollywood are hiding under rocks." "There are certainly more conviction conservatives in Hollywood than conviction liberals," agrees screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd, one of the entertainment industry's most visible...
  • Ethicists Argue in Favor of ‘After-Birth Abortions‘ as Newborns ’Are Not Persons’

    02/27/2012 5:18:33 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 59 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 02-27-12 | Liz Klimas
    Two ethicists working with Australian universities argue in the latest online edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics that if abortion of a fetus is allowable, so to should be the termination of a newborn. Alberto Giubilini with Monash University in Melbourne and Francesca Minerva at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne write that in “circumstances occur[ing] after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible.” The two are quick to note that they prefer the term “after-birth abortion“ as opposed to ”infanticide.” Why? Because...
  • Clinton to Muslims: Pay No Attention to GOP Campaign Talk

    02/25/2012 3:01:15 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02-25-12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience of Arab students in Tunisia on Saturday to not pay any attention to the rhetoric and comments made by the Republican candidates vying for President Barack Obama’s job, saying their rhetoric does not reflect U.S. policy. According to CNN, Clinton’s remarks came in response to a question from a Tunisian student in the audience who asked about the pro-Israel stance of nearly every American politician — Democrat or Republican — when they run for office. “You will learn as your democracy develops that a lot of things are said in political campaigns...
  • ‘Thomas Paine vs George Washington’: Santorum and Beck Part Ways on Libertarianism

    02/23/2012 11:02:27 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02-23-12 | Mytheos Holt
    Today, Presidential candidate Rick Santorum appeared on the Glenn Beck program to discuss the state of the race for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. The tone of the overall exchange was cordial, with Santorum joking at the start, “You know, Glenn, sometimes my wife loves you more than me.” Still, Glenn warned Santorum that he wouldn’t be gentle in questioning him just because they were friends. “I‘m nobody’s shill,” Glenn said. And indeed, not all of the interview was sweetness and light, as during the second segment, Glenn asked Santorum a tough question on his views...
  • Animal Rights Activist Arrested: Soliciting Undercover Hitman ‘Willing to Kill Someone Wearing Fur’

    02/22/2012 12:12:26 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02-22-12 | Liz Klimas
    An Ohio woman who compared animal-welfare work to the liberation of World War II concentration camps has been charged with soliciting a hit man to fatally shoot or slit the throat of a random fur-wearer, federal authorities said. Meredith Lowell, 27, of Cleveland Heights, appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, where a magistrate judge ordered her held by the U.S. Marshals Service pending a hearing next week, court records show. One of her defense attorneys, Walter Lucas, declined comment when reached by phone after the court appearance. Investigators say the FBI was notified in November of a Facebook...
  • Santorum's Michigan pitch calls him a 'trusted conservative'

    02/14/2012 5:39:08 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02-14-12 | Paul West
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum -- in a neck-and-neck race with Mitt Romney in Michigan -- joined his rival in releasing new TV ad footage on Tuesday aimed at the state's voters. Santorum's spots tout him as a "trusted conservative" and the choice of supporters of the "tea party" movement, social conservatives and evangelical Christians, all important elements of the Feb. 28 primary in Romney's home state. One of the ads uses mainly written words -- praise in the form of quasi-endorsements and favorable quotes -- from Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, among others -- over an urgent sounding symphonic...
  • Rush Limbaugh mocks GOP establishment

    02/08/2012 12:20:41 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 128 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 02-08-12 | MJ Lee
    Rush Limbaugh mocked the Republican establishment on his radio show Wednesday for being “shocked” by Rick Santorum’s three-state win, saying, “I can’t believe how insulated they are.” “They’re literally shocked. The Republican establishment had no idea this was percolating out there. I can’t believe how insulated they are,” Limbaugh said. “To look at the reaction they’re having today, to see how shocked they are that Rick Santorum has come out of what they thought was an impossible position equivalent to nowhere, is an incredible thing.” The “drive-bys” – a term that Limbaugh has coined for the media – have been...
  • Pat Boone endorses Rick Santorum

    02/06/2012 3:12:11 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 02-06-12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Pat Boone is rooting for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, the singer announced over the weekend. "I am excited to endorse Rick Santorum for President. I've known Rick for many years and Rick has been a consistent defender of conservatism and the values our great nation was founded upon,” Boone said in a statement provided by the Santorum campaign on Sunday. Comparing the former senator to Ronald Reagan, the 77-year-old singer said Santorum is “experienced, honest, and deeply principled.” Happy about the nod, Santorum said in the release, "I am proud to receive Pat's endorsement today. Pat has been a...
  • Two arrested for breaking into military family's home, selling their property in yard sale

    02/01/2012 11:16:48 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 22 replies
    KTRK-TV Houston ^ | 02-01-12 | Christine Dobbyn
    LIBERTY COUNTY, TX (KTRK) -- When military men and women leave home to serve the country, they expect to return to their homes once their tour of duty is over. But a military couple in the Liberty County town of Splendora almost lost their home to squatters who've been arrested for more than just taking over the couple's house. It was an unusual call for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, but even more disturbing for homeowner Hollie Burbank. "It makes me sick," Burbank said. The home that's been in Burbank's family for three generations had some uninvited guests all while...
  • Santorum actually opposed individual mandate in 1994 race for U.S. Senate

    01/27/2012 3:35:42 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    As the race for the Republican presidential nomination has reached a point where opposition research has hit a fever pitch, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is discovering that even he isn’t immune from vicious political attacks. A Washington Examiner piece by Joel Gehrke reported Friday that Santorum supported individual health mandates, citing a 1994 The Morning Call (Pa.) story. But as The Right Scoop blog pointed out on Friday, the article “doesn’t even quote Santorum as supporting the individual mandate.” Running for the U.S. Senate in 1994, however, Santorum actually said just the opposite of that, as a video from...
  • Carney Asked if ‘Saul Alinsky Portrait’ Is Hanging in the White House

    01/23/2012 3:38:40 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 103 replies · 3+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 01-23-12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    During a White House press briefing on Monday, Fox News’ Ed Henry asked Press Secretary Jay Carney if the White House displays a portrait of Saul Alinsky for its staff to look up to. Carney’s answer was less than direct, and would seem to hint that there just might be something to the Alinsky portrait rumors. “I wonder if you could clear something up,” Henry began. “Newt Gingrich keeps saying on the campaign trail that the President’s vision comes from Saul Alinsky, the community organizer. I haven’t heard you asked about him but… Is there some kind of portrait of...
  • Obama Blames Press for ‘Cold and Aloof’ Image: ‘I Don’t Go to a Lot of Washington Parties’

    01/19/2012 9:15:08 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01-19-12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obama blames the press for creating the image that he’s “cold and aloof,” according to a new interview with Time magazine. The reason? He doesn’t “go to a lot of Washington parties” and “mix enough with them”: My suspicion is that this whole critique has to do with the fact that I don’t go to a lot of Washington parties. And as a consequence, the Washington press corps maybe just doesn’t feel like I’m in the mix enough with them, and they figure, well, if I’m not spending time with them, I must be cold and aloof. The...
  • Meghan McCain: Ronald Reagan ‘Would Be Called a Dirty Moderate Like Me’

    01/12/2012 9:27:16 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 54 replies · 3+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 01-12-12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Meghan McCain, MSNBC’s newest contributor with a growing laundry list of outlandish comments to her credit, appeared as on Wednesday’s Tonight Show. During the broadcast, the quirky McCain compared herself to conservative icon President Ronald Reagan, asserting that if he were in the presidential race today, “he would be called a dirty moderate like me, unfortunately.” McCain, who identifies herself as a “big proponent” of same-sex marriage, said that her views have isolated her in Republican circles. “People don’t think I’m Republican enough because I’m a big advocate of marriage equality in this country. But I’m very proud to do...
  • Rick Santorum takes fourth place in New Hampshire

    01/11/2012 10:29:36 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 104 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 01-12-11 | Sarah Schweitzer
    The final tally in the New Hampshire primary showed Rick Santorum clinched fourth place and Newt Gingrich took fifth, according to the New Hampshire secretary of state. Throughout late Tuesday night and early yesterday morning when the votes were tallied, Gingrich had been fourth, but Santorum overtook him, beating him by just 138 votes, with 23,174 votes for Gingrich and 23,312 for Santorum. It was the second close race for Santorum, who lost to Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses by eight votes.
  • Obama’s New OMB Director Folds Under Pressure In Senate Committee

    01/10/2012 10:05:56 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 01-10-12 | Breitbart TV
    With less than a month to go before President Obama is required by law to submit a budget to Congress (February 6th), Mr. Obama’s decision today to make Jack Lew White House chief of staff leaves deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Heather Higginbottom to take Mr. Lew’s place as the director of OMB. As The Hill newspaper reports, Ms. Higginbottom has only served one month in her present role as deputy director of OMB and is considered a “controversial appointee” due to her thin–some would say “nonexistent”–budgetary resume. Prior to becoming deputy director of OMB,...
  • Dixville Notch: In First New Hampshire District It’s a Romney-Huntsman Tie

    01/10/2012 12:21:37 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 61 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 01-10-12 | Scott Baker
    DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Voters in the tiny New Hampshire village famed for casting the first ballots in the nation’s first presidential primary have found themselves in a tie between Republicans Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. Nine ballots were cast in New Hampshire’s Dixville Notch just after midnight. Romney and Huntsman received two votes each. Coming in second with one vote apiece were Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. For the Democrats, President Barack Obama received three votes. The nine residents who cast their ballots include three registered Republicans and two registered Democrats. Four other voters haven’t declared a party.
  • NBC News’ Meghan McCain: Obamas Deserve Small ‘Emoticon Of Privacy’

    01/09/2012 4:18:15 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 01-09-12 | Breitbart TV
    We are pretty sure she meant "modicum." With this kind of analysis, Ms. McCain might be getting her own show right after Al Sharpton's. (Video at Link)
  • Rachel Maddow Attempts to ‘Ambush’ Interview Jon Huntsman in New Hampshire

    01/08/2012 4:08:54 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01-08-11 | Christopher Santarelli
    Liberal MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow has had difficulties getting any mainstream Republican presidential primary candidate to come on her show. Shocking. Give Maddow some credit though for her tenacity. In desperate search for a few words with former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, currently placing sixth in national GOP nomination polls, Maddow traveled all the way to New Hampsire to attempt to “ambush” interview Huntsman Friday. Unfortunately for Maddow, Huntsman’s handlers were unimpressed by her Bud Fox-like perseverance, rejecting her request for a few words with the candidate who was already mobbed with media attention. Checkout the MSNBC video of Maddow’s...
  • Stakes Rise for Santorum

    01/05/2012 3:27:16 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 44 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | 01-05-12 | Chris Stirewalt
    “This is not a time for us to shrink. This is a time for us to have bold colors, not pale pastels.” -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum campaigning at the Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood, N.H. It doesn’t look like Mitt Romney could lose New Hampshire, but then again, he can’t really win it either. Even a 20-point landslide by Romney in New Hampshire would be instantly discounted as merely meeting expectations for the former governor of the neighboring state who keeps a summer home there. The only way Romney could make news in New Hampshire would be...
  • Santorum Live On FOX News

    01/03/2012 9:29:15 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 63 replies
    vanity ^ | 01-03-12 | Me
    Game On.
  • Gingrich to target Romney in N.H. ad

    01/03/2012 8:48:34 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 01-03-12 | Shawna Shepherd and Ashley Killough
    Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Newt Gingrich will hit GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney as a "timid Massachusetts moderate" in a New Hampshire newspaper ad on Wednesday. The full-page ad, set to run in the influential Union Leader, comes less than one week before the state's first-in-the-nation primary on Jan. 10. The Gingrich campaign intends to release television ads in the same vein this week. On Tuesday, Gingrich also said he will run ads in the early primary voting states of South Carolina and Florida, which hold their contests later this month. Calling himself a "bold Ronald Reagan conservative," Gingrich...
  • Rick Santorum Explains Why He Wears Sweater Vests

    01/03/2012 12:09:52 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01-03-12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    During an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum explains his penchant for sweater vests: Audio at link. 4 minutes.
  • Rick Santorum Defends Anti Gay Marriage Stance: Marriage Is the Glue That Holds the Family Together

    01/02/2012 9:56:53 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 58 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | 01-02-12 | Studio B
    In an interview on Studio B Monday, Shepard Smith challenged Rick Santorum on his position on gay marriage. Santorum said that whether homosexuals should be allowed to marry is really a question of values, saying, “The question is whether we should change the laws of this country to reflect a different value structure. What we’re talking about here are different values. We have to Judeo-Christian values that are based on Biblical truth and truth that can be acclaimed and resolved through reason. And, those truths don’t change just because people’s attitudes may change.” He went onto say, “People are allowed...
  • Is Santorum Starting to ‘Catch Fire’ in Iowa?

    12/17/2011 10:09:46 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-17-11 | Christopher Santarelli
    In a presidential campaign marked by sharp rises and falls, Republican Rick Santorum has experienced neither. “I’m counting on the people of Iowa to catch fire for me,” the former Pennsylvania senator, who described himself as a “strong conviction conservative,” said Thursday during a debate with his rivals. “Iowans are beginning to respond.” His dogged courting of Iowans the old-fashioned way — campaigning in living rooms, coffee shops and town squares — may be starting to pay off and at just the right time, as Iowa’s Jan. 3 presidential caucuses approach. “Rick Santorum is the best-kept secret in the campaign,”...
  • Must See! Monday Night War Porn…

    12/13/2011 2:15:28 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 12-12-11 | Weasel Zippers
    This very well might be the best war porn I’ve ever posted. It’s that good. No idea where the guys at AC got their hands on this but it’s almost all brand new clips out of Afghanistan and it is simply amazing, up close and clear color footage. So many flying jihadis I lost track.
  • Santorum: I’ll Cut $5 Trillion In First 100 Days

    12/06/2011 9:34:10 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 68 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 12-06-11 | Breitbart TV
    Presidential candidate Rick Santorum describes what he would do in his first 100 days as President of the United States.
  • Santorum: I Can‘t See Why Trump ’Would Be Any Worse’ of a Moderator than the Mainstream Media

    12/06/2011 8:38:52 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-06-11 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Speaking to radio host Steve Malzberg on Tuesday, Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum weighed in with his thoughts on Donald Trump serving as moderator of the Newsmax ION Television Presidential Debate in Iowa on December 27. When asked how he felt about a Trump-hosted debate, Santorum explained that, given the recent string of left-leaning journalists who have served as moderators — some of which he has “not felt comfortable” with — Trump could not be any worse. “Brian Williams, I wasn’t comfortable with,” started Santorum, adding, “and I had every right not to be, given the questions he asked.” “You...
  • Reporter asks Carney: Does Obama ‘Approve or Disapprove of Bestiality in Our Armed Forces?’

    12/06/2011 5:39:15 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-06-11 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Here‘s a line of questioning you don’t hear everyday, let alone it being asked of a White House Press Secretary in reference to the Commander in Chief. During what otherwise would have been a typical White House press briefing Monday, Jay Carney fielded a real curve ball from World Net Daily reporter Lester Kinsolving, a man known for asking outlandish questions. The topic? Whether President Obama approves of bestiality in the military. Kinsolving was referring to a recent Senate vote repealing sodomy and bestiality bans in the military. The odd, if not uproarious exchange went something like this: KINSOLVING: The...
  • Alec Baldwin kicked off American Airlines flight in L.A.

    12/06/2011 3:37:30 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 41 replies
    The New Yoork Daily News ^ | 12-06-11 | Nancy Dillon, Katie Nelson & Frank Digiacomo
    Alec Baldwin was booted from an American Airlines flight Tuesday after some turbulence with a flight attendant. “Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving,” the actor said in a Twitter message after the incident. The “30 Rock” star added a hashtag saying it was “no wonder” the airline recently declared bankruptcy. “But, oddly, 30 Rock plays in-flight on American,” he said in a later tweet, this time promoting competing airline United with the hashtag “#theresalwaysunited.” The cabin confrontation started when a flight staffer scolded Baldwin for playing...
  • On private call, Republicans say attacking Obama personally is too dangerous

    12/06/2011 11:25:33 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 85 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-06-11 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Republicans on a private Republican National Committee conference call with allies warned Tuesday that party surrogates should refrain from personal attacks against President Barack Obama, because such a strategy is too hazardous for the GOP. "We're hesitant to jump on board with heavy attacks" personally against President Obama, Nicholas Thompson, the vice president of Tarrance Group, a Republican polling firm, said on the call. "There's a lot of people who feel sorry for him." Recent polling data indicates that while the president still suffers significantly low job approval ratings, voters still give "high approval" to Obama personally, Thompson said. Voters...
  • Newt, Today: ‘We Have Always Had a Bias In Favor of Investing in the Future.’

    12/06/2011 9:36:58 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 19 replies
    NRO ^ | 12-06-11 | Jim Geraghty
    I completely understand and agree with the argument that Mitt Romney’s support for the individual mandate at the state level will greatly complicate and undermine his criticism of Obamacare. But I don’t quite see how one can hold that position and not believe that these sorts of comments from Newt Gingrich to Glenn Beck today wouldn’t complicate and undermine criticism of runaway spending during the Obama administration: GLENN: Why would we, why would we go into subsidies, though? Isn’t ‑‑ aren’t subsidies really some of the biggest problems that we have with our spending and out‑of‑control picking of winners and...
  • Macy’s Fires Employee for Protecting Women’s Dressing Rooms from Cross-dresser

    12/05/2011 10:19:25 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 41 replies
    Liberty Councel ^ | 12-05-11 | Staff
    San Antonio, TX – A young woman was fired from a Macy’s department store for refusing to violate her religious beliefs by permitting a young man dressed as a woman from entering the women’s dressing room. Natalie Johnson claims she saw the young man walk out of the women’s fitting room and politely told him that he could not go back in because it was for women only. The cross-dressing young man claimed that he is a “female.” Johnson said that he was wearing make-up and girl’s clothing, but clearly he was a male. The cross-dresser was accompanied by five...
  • Trump Calls Out NBC Host in Heated Interview: ‘You Gotta Tell the Truth, Chuck!’

    12/05/2011 10:30:28 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-05-11 | Christopher Santarelli
    Whether through sound bites or live audio, “The Donald” has been making the rounds on all the news talk shows this morning in response to GOP presidential candidates Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman electing to skip the debate that Donald Trump will moderate on December 27. It’s been a war of words to say the least. During his second NBC interview of the morning, Trump got heated with “Daily Rundown” host Chuck Todd, at one point saying, “I didn’t call you, you called me.” That was in response to Todd saying that Trump wanted to...
  • A dead heat - crematorium to sell power for National Grid

    12/02/2011 2:41:12 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-28-11 | Jasper Copping
    Durham Crematorium wants to install turbines in two of its burners, which would use the heat generated during the cremation process to provide the same amount of electricity as would power 1,500 televisions. A third burner is to be used to provide heating for the site's chapel and its offices. The scheme would be the first of its kind in the UK but industry experts say that it could be followed by other similar projects. Many crematoria are currently replacing their furnaces, to meet government targets on preventing mercury emissions from escaping into the atmosphere. Up to 16 per cent...
  • Dog Killers Convicted For Murdering Navy Seal Hero’s Beloved Companion

    12/02/2011 11:38:37 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 78 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 12-02-11 | Buck Sexton
    Marcus Luttrell, a highly decorated Navy Seal and author of “Lone Survivor,” is still hurting three years after the murder of his beloved Yellow Labrador, DASY, by a group of thugs in Texas. Today, Luttrell has received some measure of closure, as two of the perpetrators who shot and killed his beloved companion have been sentenced to prison time. Luttrell, a true American hero who was the lone survivor from his fire team after an insurgent attack in Afghanistan, took the stand Thursday in the “cruelty to non-livestock animals trial” of Alfonso Hernandez, one of the two accused in the...
  • Meghan McCain: Michele Bachmann is ‘More Smarter’ Than Sarah Palin

    12/01/2011 6:45:47 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-01-11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Newly-minted MSNBC contributor Meghan McCain declared Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann “the thinking man’s Sarah Palin” after conducting her first official interview for the network with the Minnesota congresswoman. “I famously said a statement earlier where I said that Michele Bachmann was the poor man’s Sarah Palin, and after meeting this woman I am completely wrong,“ McCain said Thursday on ”Now With Alex Wagner.“ ”This is the thinking man’s Sarah Palin.” “I didn’t know what to expect and I’m a person who has been around politicians my entire life,” she added about meeting Bachmann. “I connected with this woman and...
  • High School Student Fights Bachmann on Gay Marriage Stance at Town Hall Meeting

    12/01/2011 2:28:58 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-01-11 | Tiffany Gabbay
    A cozy town hall meeting with Michele Bachmann at the Waverly Pizza Ranch in Iowa took a twist Wednesday when a student questioned the GOP presidential contender’s views on same-sex marriage and of what she would do for the gay and lesbian community as president. “All of us as Americans have the same rights, we have the same civil rights,” Bachmann told 16-year-old Jane Schmidt, who identified herself as a member of the school’s GSA, the alliance advocating for the rights of gay and straight students. “There shouldn’t be any special rights or any special set of criteria,” Bachmann continued....
  • Gingrich Says He Was Acting as a Citizen, Not a Lobbyist

    12/01/2011 2:20:51 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 62 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12-01-11 | JIM RUTENBERG
    Newt Gingrich said on Wednesday night that his advocacy with state and federal legislators for policies that would help his paying clients was in keeping with his role as a citizen, and was not evidence that he ever acted as a lobbyist. Speaking in an interview with the Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity, Mr. Gingrich appeared to be referring to an article in The New York Times on Wednesday detailing how he has made millions of dollars while helping his corporate clients promote themselves to — and gain access to — state and federal officials. He referred to a...
  • Newt Gingrich is More Dangerous To America Than Obama and I Can Prove It!

    12/01/2011 9:48:36 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 141 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | 11-28-11 | Gary P Jackson
    Yes, Newt Gingrich is more dangerous to the well-being of the United States, and our people, than Barack Obama. That’s a strong statement, and I intend to prove it! There are many ways to prove this. I’ll use Newt’s actual voting record, as well as his many positions that run counter to what’s best for the Republic. I’ll also talk about his abilities to persuade otherwise intelligent people to follow him into the abyss. You see it’s this ability to take the hard left’s positions, and carefully re-word them, making them sound like “conservative” positions, that makes Newt such a...
  • Adam Carolla Breaks Down Occupy Movement: ‘******* Self-Entitled Monsters’

    12/01/2011 7:32:30 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-30-11 | Tiffany Gabbay
    <p>Some people have a way of breaking down an issue, laying it out in its simplest, most rudimentary form. Comic and podcaster Adam Carolla did just that recently when he unleashed what many conservatives will hail an acerbic yet painfully accurate debunking of the Occupy movement and its self-ascribed motivations. The nearly ten minute long lampooning of America’s new “******g self-entitled monsters“ who ”think the world owes them a living” is peppered with very strong language, still, Carolla’s observations are worth listening through to the end.</p>
  • Ed Schultz Questions Whether Anderson Cooper Behind GQ Putting Him on Least Influencial List

    11/30/2011 5:29:15 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11-30-11 | Jack Coleman
    Looks like GQ magazine and CNN's Anderson Cooper have gotten under Ed Schultz's skin. Then again, so many things do. The magazine last week ranked Schultz in a satirical listing of "The 25 Least Influential People Alive," a tally that also included President Obama. (audio clip after page break) Schultz complained about this right out of the gate on his radio show Monday, questioning whether Cooper had persuaded GQ to include him on the list and boasting that his ratings are better than Cooper's and those of Nancy Grace on HLN (audio) -- Here's the big social media news surrounding...
  • Rush Rocks NYC in Rare Speech, as Anti-Limbaugh Protest Fizzles in the Drizzle

    11/30/2011 1:49:53 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-30-11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    It was a rare public appearance for Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday night. But on a rain-soaked evening in New York City, the conservative media idol didn’t disappoint his audience, or the protesters who showed up to rattle him. His message? For the most part it was this: four more years of Barack Obama will be detrimental to the country. That message was punctuated with plenty of personal anecdotes, told in the gruff, almost sing-songy way that has come to define Limbaugh. His main story focused on a visit from a friend last Saturday who encouraged Limbaugh to urge compromise with...
  • 15 Stocks and Companies that will Suffer if Europe Collapses

    11/29/2011 2:04:17 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-29-11 | Becket Adams
    Austerity, slowing growth, and the threat of sovereign default pose major risks to companies and countries with significant exposure to Europe. S&P 500 companies derive 14 percent of sales and 18 percent of profits from Europe, according to a report by Bank of America. The staff at Business Insider put together a list of 15 companies with the most sales exposure to Europe. The majority of this exposure is in core Europe, with tech being particularly volatile.