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  • A Pure Miracle

    06/06/2016 4:40:45 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 12 replies
    Indiana University Press ^ | 06-12-1944 | Ernie Pyle
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 Ė Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didnít arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shoreline. Submerged tanks and overturned...
  • The Horrible Waste of War

    06/06/2016 4:39:03 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 16 replies
    Indiana Univerity Press ^ | 06-16-1944 | Erine Pyle
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 Ė I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didnít know they were in the water, for they were dead. The water was full of squishy little jellyfish about the size of your hand. Millions of them. In the center each of them had a green design exactly like a four-leaf clover. The good-luck emblem. Sure. Hell yes. I...
  • A Long Thin Line of Personal Anguish

    06/06/2016 4:37:33 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 7 replies
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 Ė In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches. But there is another and more human litter. It extends in a thin little line, just like a high-water mark, for miles along the beach. This is the strewn personal gear, gear that will never be needed again, of those who fought and died to give us our entrance into Europe. Here in a jumbled row for mile on mile are soldiersí packs. Here are socks and shoe polish,...
  • The Female of the Species by Rudyard Kipling

    05/04/2016 1:55:53 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 19 replies
    The Female of the Species WHEN the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride, He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside. But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail. For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. When Nag the basking cobra hears the careless foot of man, He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can. But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail. For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. When the early Jesuit...
  • First on CNN: Ted Cruz apologizes to Ben Carson

    02/02/2016 11:48:53 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 372 replies
    Windham, New Hampshire (CNN)The day after winning the Iowa caucuses, Ted Cruz issued an apology to Republican rival Ben Carson for falsely telling Iowa caucusgoers that the retired neurosurgeon planned to quit the race, calling it a "mistake." Cruz said in a statement Tuesday that his campaign staff saw a CNN report that Carson was dropping out, although CNN had not characterized Carson's actions that way. "Last night when our political team saw the CNN post saying that Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina, our campaign updated grassroots leaders just as we would with...
  • What happens if Rubio wins Iowa?

    01/29/2016 4:21:47 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 91 replies
    01-29-2016 | MnJohnnie
    Ok Freepers, put down the Trump/Cruz bats for a minute and consider this. According to polling a plurality of Iowa voters are either undecided or soft in their support for any candidate. Religious voters play a significant role in Iowa politics. Religious voters have demonstrated in the past a distaste for candidate who engage in the bare knuckle politics Cruz/Trump have recently engaged in. Historically polling in Iowa has been rather in accurate. Iowa almost always produces a surprise result. Rubio has gone full out of for the religious votes. His ads spend a lot of time with him talking...
  • Clinton: ‚ÄėAnybody Who Knows Me Knows You Can‚Äôt Buy Me‚Äô

    01/28/2016 8:56:26 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 54 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01-28-2016 | Aaron Kliegman
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton said in an interview aired Wednesday night that special interest groups cannot buy her to gain access and influence as she continues to face scrutiny for taking large sums of money in speaking fees from the financial industry in recent years. Speaking over the phone with MSNBC‚Äôs Chris Matthews, Clinton was asked how she will respond to impending attack ads from her main primary challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, Vt.), who is expected to target her ties to Wall Street. ‚ÄúAs anybody who knows me knows, you can‚Äôt buy me,‚ÄĚ Clinton said in response, defending...
  • Who stands with you in 2016?

    01/11/2016 11:01:58 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies
    Isidewith.com ^ | Unknow | Unknow
    Answer the following questions to see which 2016 Presidential candidate you side with.
  • Conrad Black: In defence of Donald Trump

    12/21/2015 8:56:36 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies
    The National Post ^ | 12-19-2015 | Conrad Black
    The principal news about Donald Trump’s candidacy for the U.S. Republican presidential nomination is not the sometimes controversial things that he says, but the increasingly hysterical responses to him from the traditionally respectable political quarters that he discomforts. In this shrill political atmosphere, he is not the chief offender to civil standards of political discourse. Roger Cohen wrote in The New York Times last week, and he was reprinted in the National Post on Wednesday, that Trump was reminiscent of Hitler, that there were serious comparisons between Weimar Germany (1919-1933) and the contemporary United States, and that American politics is...
  • Call to action Resolution Barring Consideration of Religion in Immigration Passes Senate Committee

    12/10/2015 12:43:14 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 18 replies
    Free Republic ^ | MNJOhnnie
    The time for action is now. The Senate's switchborad, their emails needs to be flooded. This topic needs to be discussed on every Conservative Talk Radio show.
  • CNN reports "Home grown Hate" US Muslims celebrating 09-11

    11/25/2015 7:41:46 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 46 replies
    American Muslims celebrating 9/11
  • The Attempted Destruction Of Ben Carson: All According To GOP Establishment Plan

    D.C. Whispers readers were told of it weeks earlier. With the Jeb Bush campaign in tatters, the GOP Establishment needed to create an insurance policy to continue its control over the Republican nomination process. Donald Trump’s volatility and refusal to bow to his would-be GOP masters required a new challenger to emerge. It is the rough and tumble world of national politics, and is being played out in real-time at this very moment… “There is alleged to be two primary forces working in conjunction to complete what has been an already weeks-in-the-making process to push Donald Trump down, and then...
  • Carson Thanks 'Biased Media' for Huge $3.5M Fundraising Surge

    11/07/2015 5:22:04 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 132 replies
    Newsmax ^ | | Saturday, 07 Nov 2015 03:15 PM | By BILL BARROW and SERGIO BUSTOS
    Ben Carson sarcastically thanked the mainstream media and several negative stories for a fundraising surge that brought in $3.5 million for the former neurosurgeon this week. Moreover, many of those donations are small from a huge spectrum of donors who can give over and over again, unlike many of the "bundlers" who tap millionaires and billionaires for other other candidates. That is already making Carson's mailing list the stuff of legend among political professionals and rival campaigns.
  • Hillary Clinton Heckled by Black Lives Matter Activists

    10/30/2015 2:13:01 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 44 replies
    98.1 FM ^ | Friday, 30 October 2015 4:45PM | ABC/ Martin H. Simon
    illary Clinton was interrupted multiple times Friday by Black Lives Matter protesters at her first "African Americans for Hillary" rally in Atlanta. The group of activists chanted ‚ÄúBlack Lives Matter‚ÄĚ as Clinton delivered her speech on racial injustice and criminal justice reform. Clinton at first acknowledged them: "Yes they do and I‚Äôm going to talk a lot about that in a minute,‚ÄĚ she said. "Now, now my friends I am going to get to some very important points that actually prove that black lives do matter and we have to take action together," Clinton said. "And I hope that we‚Äôll...
  • Orders for U.S. durable goods fizzle again

    10/27/2015 12:58:40 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 14 replies
    U.S. orders for long-lasting goods such as heavy machinery or airplanes fell in September for the second month in a row, offering little evidence that manufacturers are ready to rebound after a prolonged bout of softness. Durable-goods orders fell a fell a seasonally adjusted 1.2% in September following an even sharper 3% decline in the prior month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Previously the government had said orders dropped 2.3% in August.
  • Trump still up with just over 100 days to go in Iowa

    10/19/2015 11:44:14 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 11 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | 10-19-2015 | By David Lightman
    Donald Trumpís still on top, but the Iowa Republican field is highly unpredictable with the caucus now almost a hundred days away. Thatís the assessment of Craig Robinson, editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com, an influential Republican web site that covers the state. He breaks the race into three brackets: Religious conservatives, establishment types and outsiders.
  • Need a Freeper Artist for a Trump Political Cartoon-Vanity

    10/15/2015 5:12:15 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 20 replies
    Any skilled Cartoonists/Artists out there? We need a graphic created for the Trump Derangement Syndroum gripping the National Media and the GOPE. Here is the Idea. Trump is standing outside a house with his ball cap and a big "Trump 2016" button. Inside the house there is Jeb Bush standing on his tippy toes looking thur the front door spy hole. Around his feet are Karl Rove, Megan Kelly, Roger Alies and a bunch of other journslit/tv news personalities and camera people all crouch down hiding. Megan is looking up at Bush saying "Is he gone yet?...how about now?....how about...
  • Could 2016 be a 4 way race? Vanity

    10/06/2015 11:51:43 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 35 replies
    10-06-2015 | MnJohnnie
    Listening to people talk about Sanders and how well he is doing. Since Sanders is big anti Wall Street Socialist, and given how tight the Democrat party Leadership is currently with Wall Street and "Big Money", is it possible he might end up being a Leftist Perot? The Money men and Unions who own the Democrat Party are NOT going to allow the Democrats to run Sanders. He is far too dangerous to their crony capitalist looting of the Federal Treasury. When they cut Sanders off at the knees, might he decide to run as an Independent? What happens if...
  • VP Visit Causes Minimal Traffic Delays in Lynchburg

    11/04/2012 3:58:11 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 5 replies
    WSET ^ | 10-27-12
    Lynchburg, VA - When a sitting Vice President who is up for re-election comes to town, you would expect traffic jams and delays to come with him. Folks in downtown Lynchburg say the VP's visit really didn't cause many delays. Officials kept downtown traffic running smoothly, although there were several streets blocked off. People at the event said they came fearing the worst, but were pleasantly surprised. On the Streets of Downtown Lynchburg, you may never have known the Vice President was in town. "Things seem pretty uneventful, a lot of people and not much hassle," said Hart Green, a...
  • Fact Check: Top Ten Worst Lies by Joe Biden in VP Debate

    10/12/2012 5:21:51 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 14 replies
    Briebart.com ^ | 10-12-12 | by Joel B. Pollak
    Once again, Joe Biden lied his way through a Vice Presidential debate--just as he did in his contest with Sarah Palin in 2008. This time, the media caught a few of Biden's worst "malarkey" moments--as did his opponent, Paul Ryan, when he could get a word in edgewise. Here are the top ten worst lies told by Biden during the debate: Update - Honorable Mention: "There's not one Democrat who endorsed his...plan." Biden lied--as Ryan pointed out, amidst the Vice President's interruptions--about the fact that Ryan had worked with both Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and former Clinton budget...
  • Obama and Romney now tied in presidential race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    10/09/2012 10:55:41 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/09/2012
    Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney has erased U.S. President Barack Obama's advantage in the presidential race and the two candidates are now tied among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll released on Tuesday. With the November 6 election four weeks away, Romney and Obama each command 45 percent, the daily tracking poll found. Obama held a steady lead in the poll for most of September, but Romney narrowed the gap following a strong debate performance last week. Obama had been leading by 2 percentage points in the last poll on Sunday. Voters' personal views of Romney improved across...
  • Q2 GDP SLASHED TO 1.3%

    09/27/2012 7:53:35 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09-27-2012 | Sam Ro
    The third reading on Q2 GDP just came out and the report was ugly. The headline growth number was revised down to 1.3 percent on an annualized basis. Economists expected the number to be unchanged at 1.7 percent. "As we recently noted, you'll need to watch the rear-view mirror to see the recession come into focus," wrote ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan in an email to Business Insider. "The "third" estimate of the second-quarter percent change in real GDP is 0.4 percentage point, or $16.0 billion, less than the "second" estimate issued last month, primarily reflecting downward revisions to private inventory investment,...
  • Democratsí Advantage in Voter Registration Slipping in Key States

    09/24/2012 1:57:47 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 09-24-12 | Jim Geraghty
    This news release Ė announcing that there are now roughly 20,000 more registered Republicans in Iowa than registered Democrats Ė suggests that Hawkeye state Republicans can crow about a dramatic turnaround, pointing out that back in January 2009, Iowa Democrats enjoyed a 110,000 voter registration advantage. In terms of how many voters are registered with each major party, Democrats continue to hold advantages in several key swing states, but in all of those states, their advantage is considerably smaller than it was in 2008. In Florida, as of last month there are 4,627,929 registered Democrats and 4,173,177 registered Republicans, which...
  • $480 BILLION ANNUAL DIRECT TAX ON SAVINGS

    09/14/2012 5:54:55 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 9 replies
    Classic Capital.com ^ | 09-14-2012 | By Wayne Jett
    $480 BILLION ANNUAL DIRECT TAX ON SAVINGS Federal Reserve Goes All In for its Owners By Wayne Jett © September 14, 2012 The Federal Reserve announces its intent to create $40 billion monthly at the expense of existing savings and pay it to the big banks for mortgage-backed securities. This outrageous looting evokes what response? Applause, of course, and a little intellectual hand-wringing gives just the right tint of fair debate. Who continues to assign any credibility to the Federal Reserveís announced policies, objectives and motives? No informed person, except those beholden to big banks (the Fedís controlling shareholders), including...
  • Jihadis Threaten to Burn U.S. Embassy in Cairo (From 24 hours BEFORE the attacks!)

    09/14/2012 2:28:58 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-10-2012 | Raymond Abrahim
    ihadi groups in Egypt, including Islamic Jihad, the Sunni Group, and Al Gamaa Al Islamiyya have issued a statement threatening to burn the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to the ground. According to El Fagr, they are calling for the immediate release of the Islamic jihadis who are imprisonment and in detention centers in the U.S. including Guantanamo Bay: ďThe group, which consists of many members from al-Qaeda, called [especially] for the quick release of the jihadi [mujahid] sheikh, Omar Abdul Rahman [the "Blind Sheikh"], whom they described as a scholar and jihadi who sacrificed his life for the Egyptian Umma,...
  • US median income lowest since 1995

    09/13/2012 8:48:56 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 12 replies
    FT Com ^ | 09-12-2012 | James Politi
    The median income of American households dropped to its lowest level since 1995 last year, extending its decline during President Barack Obamaís tenure and highlighting the depth of the damage to the middle class inflicted by the recession and weak recovery. According to annual data from the Census Bureau, median income adjusted for inflation Ė a closely watched measure of the financial health of average Americans Ė fell to $50,054 in 2011, or 1.5 per cent below its 2010 level and 4.1 per cent below its score when Mr Obama took office in 2009.
  • Household income drops for 4th straight year

    09/12/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 13 replies
    The income of the typical American household fell last year for the fourth consecutive year, the longest sustained period of decline since the early 2000s. Americans are now poorer than they were in 1999 after taking into account how inflation erodes the value of the dollar. Median household income fell after adjusting for inflation to $50,100 in 2011, down 1.5% from a year earlier. The Census Bureau's annual income report is considered a key indicator of the economic health of the nation and its middle class. Median income is the true middle point of American households ó half made more,...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (0 46 R 45)

    09/12/2012 9:01:23 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 20 replies
    Rassmussen ^ | 09-12-2012 | Scott Rassmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows President Obama attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 45% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. The president received a modest convention bounce, but that's now gone. On the day the conventions began, Obama was up by two points. Now the numbers are essentially back to that starting point with the president leading by a point. See daily tracking history. When ďleanersĒ are included, itís Romney 48% and Obama 47%. Leaners are those who initially indicate...
  • LAMBRO: Obama on track to have worst job record since World War II

    09/12/2012 8:51:49 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09-11-2012 | Donald Lambro
    ugustís abysmally weak job growth proved yet again that President Obamaís economic policies are a miserable failure that will continue to undermine our country until he leaves office. The governmentís report that the economy added just a minuscule 96,000 jobs last month came at the end of the Democratsí defensive national convention, where the president, Bill Clinton and other party luminaries made extravagant claims that things will get better if Mr. Obama is re-elected to a second term. But analysts at the Federal Reserve Board, economists and business leaders say Mr. Obamaís declining economy is not going to get significantly...
  • Federal regulations increased 7.4% during Obamaís first three years

    09/11/2012 9:28:49 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 09-11-2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Want an insight on why weíre experiencing the worst recovery since the Great Depression? The US Chamber of Commerce points out that the Code of Federal Regulations has grown at a pace outstripping economic growth ó and especially job creation ó during the Barack Obama administration, expanding by 7.4%, with a good part of that growth in the first year: Over the past three years, the bound edition of the Code of Federal Regulations has increased by 11,327 pages Ė a 7.4 percent increase from Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2011. In 2009, the increase in the number of...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney 48, Obama 45)

    09/05/2012 7:47:34 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 18 replies
    Rassmussen ^ | Wednesday, September 05, 2012 | Scott Rassmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. These updates are from nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, virtually all of the interviews for todayís update were completed before the prime-time coverage of the Democratic National Convention last night
  • White House says not worried about new jobs report

    09/04/2012 1:25:59 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 09-04-2012 | By: Steven Sloan
    Regardless of whether the unemployment rate rises or falls on Friday when new monthly figures are released, the White House will continue to make the same pitch to voters: the economy is moving in the right direction. ďIf you look at what the president has been saying for every jobs number for the past year or so, itís almost exactly the same,Ē White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said today at a POLITICO luncheon here on the economy. ďWeíre moving in the right direction; weíre creating jobs.Ē ďNo matter what the number is, thatís how weíll approach it,Ē he siad....
  • PPP: Obama up single digits in Colorado, Michigan

    09/04/2012 11:46:53 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 09-04-2012 | Alexander Burns
    he prolific Democratic polling firm has the president ahead, by tightening margins, in two swing states. Here's Colorado: PPP's first post-convention Colorado poll finds Barack Obama continuing to hold the lead over Mitt Romney in the state, 49-46. This is, however, the closest PPP has found the race in four Colorado polls this year suggesting that Romney may have received a modest bounce in the state. Last month we found Obama ahead by a 49-43 margin in Colorado. But in the wake of his selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate and the Republican convention Romney has consolidated the...
  • Israeli Ambassador Rebukes DNC Chair

    09/04/2012 10:47:33 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 63 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09-04-2012 | Daniel Halprin
    The Israeli ambassador to America, Michael Oren, has released a statement rebuking the chair of the Democratic National Party. Earlier today, Phil Klein reported: Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed on Monday that Israelís ambassador to the United States has accused Republicans of being ďdangerousĒ to Israel by criticizing President Obamaís record. The Florida congresswoman made the charge at a training session for Jewish Democrats held by the Obama campaign here at the Democratic National Convention, aimed at teaching Jewish Democrats how to convince their fellow Jews to vote for Obama. Much of the session, which featured a...
  • Harry Reid's Son Representing Chinese Solar Panel Plant in $5 Billion Nevada Deal

    09/04/2012 8:10:58 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 25 replies
    briebart ^ | 09-04-2012 | Wynton Hall
    The son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rory Reid, is the primary representative for ENN Energy Group, a Chinese energy company seeking to build a $5 billion solar panel plant on a 9,000-acre Clark County desert plot in Laughlin, Nevada. ENN scored big when Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to sell the Chinese company the public land for just $4.5 million, despite the fact that it was appraised at $38.6 million.
  • Barone: GM goes from bad to worse despite Obama bailout

    08/23/2012 5:14:53 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08-21-2012 | Michael Barone
    Obama told a campaign event audience in Colorado earlier this month, "I said, let's bet on America's workers. And we got management and workers to come together, making cars better than ever, and now GM is number one again and the American auto industry has come roaring back." His conclusion: "So now I want to say that what we did with the auto industry, we can do in manufacturing across America. Let's make sure advanced, high-tech manufacturing jobs take root here, not in China. Let's have them here in Colorado. And that means supporting investment here." Was he calling for...
  • Fox News poll: Race for the White House tightens

    08/23/2012 3:54:43 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08-23-2012 | By Dana Blanton
    Less than a week before the Republican convention begins, the race for the White House is a virtual tie. According to a Fox News poll of likely voters, the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket receives the backing of 45 percent, while the Barack Obama-Joe Biden ticket garners 44 percent. The poll, released Thursday, is the first Fox has conducted among likely voters this year, which means an apples-to-apples comparison canít be made to previous polls. Likely voters are eligible/registered voters who will most likely cast a ballot in this yearís presidential election. This is also the first Fox poll to ask...
  • Barack Obama the abortion extremist

    08/23/2012 1:32:44 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 08-23-2012 | Rich Lowry
    If NARAL has a man of the year award, it should go to Todd Akin. Not only did the newly minted Missouri Senate candidate express his position on abortion in the most discrediting way possible, he threatens Republican hopes to take the Senate. By throwing away a winnable seat, he could preserve a Democratic majority that will sooner desecrate the American flag on the Senate floor than restrict abortion in any manner. Predictably, the Akin flap has created a feeding frenzy. In recent days, the national political debate has seemingly telescoped down to the question of whether abortion should be...
  • Robert Gibbs and IPAB Members

    08/20/2012 2:35:51 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 4 replies
    Senator Jim Demint's blog ^ | 08-20-2012 | Jim Demint
    Robert Gibbs and IPAB Members Speaking on Fox News Sunday yesterday, Robert Gibbs was challenged about the composition of Obamacareís Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB. He said that the IPAB would be composed of ďmedical professionals. They are people that we trust to make medical decisions.Ē Actually, that statement is FALSE. Obamacare specifically states that practicing medical professionals may NOT comprise the majority of the IPABís membership --meaning economists and other potential bean-counters will by definition maintain a majority voting share on the board. Hereís the specific language from page 423 of the statute (emphasis mine): (iii) MAJORITY NONPROVIDERS.óIndividuals...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Ras: Romney 44, Obama 43)

    08/20/2012 9:50:52 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 29 replies
    Rassmussen ^ | 08-20-2012 | Scott Rassmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 44% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 43%. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. Todayís update matches the presidentís lowest level of support since May. Yesterday was the lowest level of support for Romney since March. On a combined basis, today shows the lowest level of combined support for the two major party candidates since January 27. See daily tracking history.
  • Niall Ferguson: Obamaís Gotta Go

    08/19/2012 12:58:37 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 30 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 08-19-2012 | Niall Ferguson
    I was a good loser four years ago. ďIn the grand scheme of history,Ē I wrote the day after Barack Obamaís election as president, ďfour decades is not an especially long time. Yet in that brief period America has gone from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the apotheosis of Barack Obama. You would not be human if you failed to acknowledge this as a cause for great rejoicing.Ē Despite having beenófull disclosureóan adviser to John McCain, I acknowledged his opponentís remarkable qualities: his soaring oratory, his cool, hard-to-ruffle temperament, and his near faultless campaign organization. Yet the...
  • Chuck Todd Calls Bidenís Staff Influencing Pool Reports An ĎOutrage,í

    08/16/2012 1:51:27 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12:18 pm, August 16th, 2012 | by Noah Rothman |
    On Thursday, Chuck Todd, NBC Newsí White House Correspondent and Political Director, called a Politico report which revealed that Vice President Joe Bidenís staff actively attempted to edit pool reports, which are used to inform reporters about events on the campaign trail, an ďoutrage.Ē He said that the system of distributing pool reports through political staffers may have to change as a result of Bidenís stafferís behavior. RELATED: Bidenís Staff Tried To Influence Reporting On His Virginia Trip, According To Report Politico reporter Jonathan Martin, who originally reported the infraction by Bidenís staffers, said the attempted influencing of pool reports...
  • Paul Ryan Talks With Brit Hume in First Solo Interview Since VP Announcement 6pm EST

    08/14/2012 1:36:55 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08-14-12 | Fox News
    Get an inside look at the Republican vice presidential candidateís next move as Brit Hume sits down with Paul Ryan in his first solo interview since the VP announcement.
  • U.S. Treasury increases auto bailout cost estimate

    08/14/2012 10:13:01 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08-14-12 | Unkown
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department has said the auto industry bailout will cost taxpayers $3.4 billion more than previously thought. Treasury now estimates the 2009 bailout will eventually cost the government $25.1 billion, according to a report sent to Congress on Friday. That is up from the last quarterly estimate of $21.7 billion. Since the $80 billion bailout of the auto industry, Detroit's big automakers have moved from crisis to profit. GM and Chrysler were put through government-funded bankruptcies that slashed costs and debt. Treasury has so far recouped about half of what was extended in grants and...
  • Romney: Ryan and I are on the same page with our budgets

    08/14/2012 10:04:12 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 08-14-12 | Unknown
    ďIím sure there are places that my budget is different than his, but weíre on the same page,Ē Romney told reporters at a press conference at an airport in MiamiÖ Asked about how his plan differs from that of his running mate, Romney could not name specific differences on Monday. ďWell, the items that we agree on I think outweigh any differences there may be. We havenít gone through piece by piece and said, ĎOh hereís a place where thereís a difference,íĒ Romney said. ďI canít imagine any two people even in the same party who have exactly the same...
  • A Pure Miracle (D-Day June 6th, 1944)

    06/06/2012 8:35:02 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 15 replies
    The Indiana School of Jornalism ^ | 06-12-1944 | By Ernie Pyle
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 Ė Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didnít arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shoreline. Submerged tanks and overturned...
  • Video: Hey, whoís up for $5-per-gallon gas?

    02/23/2012 12:36:17 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | 02-23-12
    n my neighborhood, we havenít yet reached $4-per-gallon prices for gasoline, but weíre starting to approach that level. In California, theyíve been paying that price for quite some time. However, Nicholas Ballasly finds the highest price for gasoline right where it would be the most popular ó Washington DC: As the national average price for a gallon of gas climbs past $3.58, one gas station in Washington, D.C. is charging drivers $5.00. No owners or managers were available at the Exxon station at 2708 Virginia Avenue in Northwest D.C. when The Daily Caller arrived to ask about the $5,00 price....
  • The New Gingrich

    11/23/2011 6:40:41 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11-23-11 | Paul Greenberg
    At press time, the leading non-Romney in the Republican presidential race was Newt Gingrich. It's not easy keeping up with who holds that distinction, it changes so rapidly. Is it Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry or Herman Cain today? Ring around the rosie, they all tend to fall down once they're closely examined. For the moment it's Newt. (It's hard to resist calling so familiar a figure on the American celebrity/scandal scene by his first name.) The former speaker and just about everything else is a master of the snappy comeback. Also the political kind. Call him this year's Comeback Kid....
  • Ron Paul's strength in Iowa shows it's too soon to write him off

    11/23/2011 6:05:37 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 30 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11-23-11 | By Brad Knickerbocker,
    To most pollsters and pundits, any mention of Ron Paul typically comes with an implied asterisk. Whether they say it outright or not, they donít think the Texas congressman has a chance of being the GOP presidential nominee. Too far outside mainstream, tea party, or born-again socially conservative Republicanism, they say. More libertarian than anything else. And yet Rep. Paul soldiers on, and you know what? As other candidates Ė Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain Ė dash forward hare-like only to stumble or be run over by the next new thing, Paul is the perpetual tortoise in the race,...
  • Newt had his chance, but he blew it: Why Gingrich wonít earn the 2012 GOP presidential nomination

    11/23/2011 5:22:45 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 189 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11-23-11 | SE Cupp
    I was only 15 in 1994, when Newt Gingrich experienced his last great moment. (Well, before this one, where heís surging in the polls, with his campaign having figured out how to run for President.) So I donít really remember Newtís glory days. I have interviewed him on many occasions, however, as far back as 2006 and as recently as last month, and every time we talk, Iím struck by how smart he is. Despite that, I canít get past the nagging voice in my head telling me that no matter how good he would be at running the country,...