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  • When Americans grow tired of lies

    05/09/2012 4:06:17 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 26 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Stanley Crouch
    While, in William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” Mark Antony said that the evil men do lives beyond their deaths, we now also see how quickly mean spirits can be exposed in the wake of the wickedness they have committed. The result is “Hell to tell the captain,” as they used to say down South. In jangled visions of entitlement, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and those of President Obama’s Secret Service men who pulverized their careers in the Colombian prostitution scandal, all showed us something we need to know. They proved they were fools who were crushed for...
  • Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate...

    05/09/2012 3:57:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 8, 2012 | Chris W. Cox
    Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary Election Thanks to your votes, Richard Mourdock has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate in Indiana defeating 36-year incumbent, Sen. Richard Lugar. Since the 1990s, Sen. Lugar has become notorious for his zealous support of gun control schemes and his fervent anti-gun positions. Your NRA was fully vested in this race with a comprehensive campaign that encompassed thousands of radio and television ads in the months before the today's primary election. This effort also included 600,000 web ads. The media campaign was...
  • Justice Dept. Plans to Sue Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

    05/09/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 35 replies
    ABC news ^ | May 10, 2012 (AP) | AP - PHOENIX
    Federal authorities say they intend to file a lawsuit against Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department over allegations of civil rights violations.
  • Landslide victory in North Carolina proves gay ‘marriage’ not inevitable say marriage supporters

    05/09/2012 3:16:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-9-12 | Ben Johnson
    The movement to protect marriage as a union of one man and one woman marched forward yesterday as an emphatic majority of North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment forbidding activist judges from redefining the family. Amendment One, the Defense of Marriage Act, passed on Tuesday by 61 percent to 39 percent. On his daily podcast Wednesday morning, Dr. Albert Mohler referred to the vote as a “landslide.” Peter LaBarbera, president of the family values group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) told LifeSiteNews.com the vote’s impact is “huge.” “The thrust of the message from the other side is that...
  • Mitt Romney reaffirms opposition to gay marriage

    05/09/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney reaffirmed his view that marriage is between "a man and a woman," offering a sharp contrast to President Obama who announced earlier today that he now backs the right of gay couples to marry. Speaking to reporters after a campaign event in Oklahoma City, Romney said his position on same sex marriage is unchanged despite Obama's shift on the issue. "I have the same view on marriage that I had when I was governor. I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman," Romney said. "I have the same view I've had since, well, running...
  • Media musings: Could Obama actually lose?

    05/09/2012 2:50:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The mainstream media seems to have awoken to the fact that an incumbent President polling in the mid-40s in May could very well be an unemployed former President by January. Josh Kraushaar analyzes the latest polling and pronounces Barack Obama the underdog in the race: This presidential election is coming down to two immutable facts that have become increasingly clear as November draws closer: President Obama will be running for a second term under a stagnant economy, and his two most significant legislative accomplishments—health care reform and a job-goosing stimulus—remain deeply unpopular. It doesn’t take a professional pundit to recognize...
  • Obama Seeks Sovereignty Surrender Via LOST Treaty

    05/09/2012 2:38:14 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 8, 2012
    Sovereignty: Even if he's not re-elected, the president hopes to leave behind a treaty giving a U.N. body veto power over the use of our territorial waters and to which we'd be required to give half of our offshore oil revenue. The Law Of The Sea Treaty (LOST) has been lurking in the shadows for decades. Like the Kyoto Protocol that pretended to be an effort to save the earth from the poisoned fruit of the Industrial Revolution, LOST pretends to be an effort to protect the world's oceans from environmental damage and remove it as a cause of potential...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, May-9-2012

    05/09/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 90 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • ELIZABETH WARREN DANCES WITH LIES

    05/09/2012 2:12:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Ann Coulter.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | by Ann Coulter
    Elizabeth Warren, who also goes by her Indian name, "Lies on Race Box," is in big heap-um trouble. The earnest, reform-minded liberal running for Senate against Scott Brown, R-Mass., lied about being part-Cherokee to get a job at Harvard. Harvard took full advantage of Warren's lie, bragging to The Harvard Crimson about her minority status during one of the near-constant student protests over insufficient "diversity" in the faculty. Warren also listed herself as an Indian in law school faculty directories and, just last month, said, "I am very proud of my Native American heritage." Except, oops, she has no more...
  • Obama supports gay marriage: Shep Smith warns GOP not to be ‘on the wrong side of history’

    05/09/2012 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    The Cutline ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Dylan Stableford
    Moments after ABC revealed that President Obama said during a taped interview with "Good Morning America" that he supports gay marriage, Fox News' Shepard Smith applauded the president, and warned conservatives not to use the evolution of Obama's view on same sex unions as part of its presidential campaign. "The President of the United States, now in the 21st century," Smith said. "What I'm most curious about, in this time of rising debts and medical issues and all the rest, if Republicans would go out on a limb and try to make this a campaign issue while sitting very firmly,...
  • Health department raids community picnic and destroys all food with bleach

    05/09/2012 1:54:48 PM PDT · by No One Special · 72 replies
    A Distinctive World ^ | March 2012 | Unknown
    Health department raids community picnic and destroys all food with bleach We were told our food was unfit for consumption and demanded that we call off the event... Quail Farm The evening was everything I had dreamed and hoped it would be. The weather was perfect, the farm was filled with friends and guests roaming around talking about organic, sustainable farming practices. Our guests were excited to spend an evening together. The food was prepared exquisitely. The long dinner table, under the direction of dear friends, was absolutely stunningly beautiful. The music was superb. The stars were bright and life...
  • White House: Abortion OK, But Visitors Must Register Unborn Children

    05/09/2012 12:35:58 PM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 14 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/8/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration is plenty content with legalized abortion and funding abortions with taxpayer funds, but when it comes to Americans visiting the White House, they must register their unborn children when they check in at the front door. The Director of the White House Visitor’s Office, Ellie Shafer, today distributed an email newsletter to members of Congress and others providing detailed instructions on how to register an unborn child (“a baby that has not yet been born,” as Shafer puts it) into the security system the White House uses to arrange group tours. “We have received a number of...
  • President Obama to Award Medal of Honor

    05/09/2012 12:34:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The White House ^ | May 9, 2012 | The White House
    WASHINGTON, DC—On May 16, President Barack Obama will award Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Specialist Sabo will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions in combat on May 10, 1970, while serving as a rifleman in Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Se San, Cambodia. On that day, when he and his platoon were ambushed by a large enemy force, Specialist Sabo immediately charged the enemy position, killing several enemy soldiers. He then assaulted an enemy flanking force, successfully drawing their fire away from...
  • Mitt Romney Won't Stand Up To His Own Party (well, duh; invertebrates can't stand)

    05/09/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT · by torchy · 38 replies
    Wasington Post ^ | May 8 2012 | Dana Milbank
    Almost four years ago, I was watching Sarah Palin rile up a Clearwater, Fla., crowd with anti-Obama broadsides when a spectator let loose a bloodcurdling cry of "kill him!" To his credit, John McCain realized the Obama hatred was getting out of hand, and a few days later, when a woman at one of his events called Obama an "Arab," McCain did one of the most honorable things in his political career. "No, ma'am," he said, taking the microphone from the woman and enduring some boos from supporters. "He's a decent, family-man citizen that I just happen to have disagreements...
  • Same-sex marriage debate: Many of Obama’s top fundraisers are gay

    05/09/2012 12:16:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Dan Eggen
    The controversy that has erupted this week over President Obama's stance on same-sex marriage has cast a spotlight on the importance of the gay community to his re-election fundraising efforts. Many of Obama’s key financial supporters are gay, including finance director Rufus Gifford and Democratic National Committe treasurer Andrew Tobias, and the campaign has held a steady series of fundraisers focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender donors. A review of Obama’s top bundlers--those who have brought in $500,000 or more for the campaign--shows that about one in six publicly identify themselves as gay. His overall list of bundlers also...
  • Krauthammer: Generation Of Right-Of-Center Republicans Coming To An End

    05/09/2012 11:55:44 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 36 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5-9-2012 | Ian Schwartz
    "I think it's a generational issue," syndicated columnist and FOX News contributor Charles Krauthammer said about the Lugar-Mourdock Senate primary in Indiana. "I think Lugar is a lion of the Senate. I think he's served very well, he's been very important in foreign affairs over these years but that doesn't appeal to voters. He's been in there for very long time. He's had a lot of moderate opinions. He's not a Tea Party favorite and I think his time will likely will have come. I'm not sure that there is anything he could have done differently in campaigning. He is...
  • Ron Paul: No, I won’t be endorsing Romney any time soon (Watch Video)

    05/09/2012 11:36:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Larry Kudlow asks the most pertinent question about Ron Paul's continuing efforts on the campaign trail after Mitt Romney has all but wrapped up the GOP nomination, which is what Paul hopes to accomplish by continuing to contest it. Paul says he's not ready to follow Rick Santorum's lead by endorsing Romney in the near future ... and why should he? He's raising money with a low burn rate, grabbing enough delegates to have the party establishment worried, and putting himself in position to force some policy changes in the party platform. Ron Paul is having the time of his...
  • Huckabee for Veep? (He is under consideration according to sources close to the Romney campaign)

    05/09/2012 11:33:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | Robert Costa
    The conventional wisdom about Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential short list, according to a handful of Romney insiders, may be wrong. Instead of picking a straitlaced Midwestern senator such as Ohio’s Rob Portman, or an outspoken northeastern Republican governor such as Chris Christie, there is a chance Romney will tap an evangelical from the South. And the name on the lips of Romney friends and supporters isn’t a rising southern senator or a current Dixie governor. He has been out of office for five years, resides on a beach in the Florida panhandle, and hosts a television show. In other words, Mike...
  • Health group to Obama: You should really issue an executive order banning yourself from junk food

    05/09/2012 11:30:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Heh. If I thought the White House would actually pay any heed to this, I’d almost call it poetic justice. The Hill reports: A healthcare advocacy group run by physicians is preparing to file a petition calling on President Obama to stop eating hamburgers, hot dogs and other unhealthy foods before cameras.“As role model to millions of Americans, the president has a responsibility to watch what he eats in public,” said Susan Levin, nutrition education director with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). …Levin said in a statement that processed meats like hot dogs “kill more Americans every year...
  • IS THIS WHY THE WHITE HOUSE REPORTEDLY REQUIRES UNBORN BABIES BE REGISTERED FOR VISITOR TOURS?

    05/09/2012 11:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/09/2012 | Erica Ritz
    The Washington Free Beacon is reporting something sure to offend pro-choice advocates — namely, that the White House seemingly requires pregnant visitors to register their unborn babies separately, as a distinct human beings. But is there a more plausible explanation? We think we might have found it.Let’s start from the beginning. The Free Beacon references White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer in an email explaining the process for registering an “unborn fetus” while on a White House tour: We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet...
  • New York Times: Obama Is a Socialist

    05/09/2012 10:34:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 37 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 8, 2012 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    We've been skeptical of the arguments by some of our brethren on the right that Barack Obama is a quasi-socialist or a crypto-socialist ... or just a plain old socialist. But now the New York Times is weighing in, in favor of the proposition. In an article (Change in Paris May Better Fit U.S. Economic Positions)" the Times reports:"With the victory of the Socialist candidate, (François Hollande), in the French presidential election, the White House has lost one of its closest allies on the Continent, but perhaps gained one with economic policy beliefs more closely aligned with its own....Mr. Hollande...
  • Refiners are being squeezed

    05/09/2012 10:27:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Charles T. Drevna
    America’s petroleum refiners manufacture safe, proven and reliable high-quality fuels and other products in an environmentally responsible manner to keep America moving, our economy growing, our citizens employed and our nation secure. But refiners are being squeezed by costly government overregulation, foreign competition, high oil prices and reduced fuel demand. A recent report by the Department of Energy found the compounded burden of federal regulations was a significant factor in the closing of 66 oil refineries in the United States in the past 20 years, wiping out thousands of jobs. Two money-losing refineries in the Philadelphia area are threatened with...
  • Is E.W. Jackson the best choice for Virginia for U.S Senator in 2012? (Can he beat Tim Kaine?)

    05/09/2012 9:39:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    E.W. Jackson, U.S. Senate ^ | May 9, 2012 | E.W. Jackson website
    I Guarantee to Keep This Pledge to You… I will not vote for a budget that increases America’s debt nor will I vote to increase the debt ceiling. I will help lead the fight to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as ‘Obamacare’. I will vote against any increase in taxes and lead the fight for a more simplified and fair tax system. I will only support nominees to the Supreme Court and other federal courts who are strict constitutionalists. I will vote against legislation which allocates power to the federal government that is not given to...
  • Strange Anomalies in the Famous Situation Room Photo

    05/09/2012 9:26:07 AM PDT · by GregNH · 97 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/9/2012 | Mara Zebest
    Recently, the MSM were shocked by the news that a girlfriend in Obama's Dreams book was a composite. For many, such news comes as no surprise. The concept of a composite presidency certainly comes as no shock as someone who participated as a contributor and authored evidence presented at Sheriff Joe Arpaio's press conference on Obama's long-form birth certificate report. On the heels of these events -- and taking advantage of an anniversary of the bin Laden raid -- are recent campaign tactics to politicize the killing of Osama bin Laden. With the re-emergence of another round of gutsy call...
  • Dick Lugar's Indiana Loss Is a Win for Democrats

    05/09/2012 9:21:11 AM PDT · by central_va · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/9/12 | Chris Good
    In a tough year for Senate campaigns, Democrats will take everything they can get. This year's map of Senate races heavily favors the GOP, which will defend only 10 seats to Democrats' 23. Six Democratic incumbents have declined to run, and Democrats will have to defend seats in 11 competitive races, while Republicans will only defend in five. All of which makes Sen. Dick Lugar's loss welcome news for Democrats, who seem to have figured all along that their candidate, Blue Dog Rep. Joe Donnelly, would fare better against Tea Party-backed, Saran Palin-endorsed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in November. Now...
  • Man sues city over seizure of house with underground shelter

    05/09/2012 9:13:13 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 48 replies
    Statesman.com ^ | 5/7/12 | Patrick Beach
    Two years ago today, Joe Del Rio was awakened to find city officials at the door of his lifelong home in East Austin, demanding entry. Before it was over, the Police Department's SWAT team and the Fire Department had been deployed, and Del Rio said he was detained and questioned for about 10 hours because of what officials called a multilevel bunker-like space under the house with suspicious and unusual materials. After the city billed Del Rio in April for about $90,000 in repairs it said were critical to make the home on Canterbury Street safe, Del Rio sued the...
  • Despite Boycott, Limbaugh Thrives as CNN and WaPo Collapse

    05/09/2012 8:49:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 5-9-2012 | John Nolte
    Over at the left-wing Politico, the headline is "Limbaugh Boycott Cost 'Millions." But once you actually click on the story, you get the real story: ------ "It hit us pretty hard," Dickey said during a call with financial analysts yesterday. "A couple of million bucks in the first quarter and a couple of million bucks in quarter two." Dickey would not give exact figures, but said the "millions" accounted for "about one percent" of the roughly $245 million in first quarter revenues, and said he expected revenue to return to normal in June. Cumulus owns just 38 of the 600...
  • White House Chef: ‘Obesity May be Our Nation’s Greatest National Security Threat’

    05/09/2012 8:28:41 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 63 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/8/2012 | Penny Star
    (CNSNews.com) – A White House chef told health professionals on Monday that obesity endangers national security as well as people’s health – and that’s why he and many other people have embraced First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. “What motivates us is not just the fact that one in three Americans will have diabetes in their lifetime if we don’t change course, but the impact that it is having on our economy, on our health care system or our kids’ ability to learn, Sam Kass said. “It’s not just the fact that obesity may be our nation’s greatest national...
  • Romney rejects Ron Paul-style austerity, will increase military spending

    05/09/2012 8:12:08 AM PDT · by Gennie · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    You can almost hear the collective gasp from Ron Paul's loyal band of supporters. Speaking Monday at a town hall style-meeting event in Cleveland, presumptive GOP presidential Mitt Romney plunged a fork into the idea that he could come around to embracing Mr. Paul's call for deep cuts in federal spending. "My job is to get America back on track to have a balanced budget. Now I'm not going to cut $1 trillion in the first year," he said, distancing himself from Mr. Paul's (http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2011/oct/19/paul-time-cut-spending/) plan to slice more than a quarter of the estimated $3.8 trillion being spent by...
  • What Lugar's loss could mean for a Pres. Romney (You cannot underestimate the Tea Party movement)

    05/09/2012 6:32:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/09/2012 | Philip Klein
    Not only did Tea Party-backed Richard Mourdock just put an end to Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar's 35-year U.S. Senate career, but it wasn't even close. NBC projected Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer, the winner of the Republican primary shortly after polls closed, as he was trouncing Lugar by over 20 points. In and of itself, the crushing defeat of such a long-time veteran of the Senate would be a big story, but the importance of this development will be felt way beyond Indiana. As I wrote earlier this week, a lot of pundits have been prematurely writing the obituary to...
  • Concealed-carry law flawed (Wisconsin barf alert)

    05/09/2012 4:51:25 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 09 may 2012 | Jay Miller
    Last year, Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow residents to carry concealed weapons. Although there may be comfort in numbers, I personally don't feel more comfortable - or secure - knowing this law is on the books. Also, recent news stories have only added to my discomfort. On April 20, the state Department of Justice announced that it had issued its 100,000th concealed-carry permit and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen offered that it would be not surprising if total permits exceed 125,000. That means a lot of folks will be carrying concealed weapons in all sorts of places. Sure,...
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    05/09/2012 4:48:26 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    America's First Freedom ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O.E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE BELIEVE. "I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa...a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights..."-Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. \ That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn to uphold, drew...
  • Why Lugar Lost

    05/09/2012 4:35:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana lost his party’s nomination tonight because he had lost touch with the party’s grassroots. Since his election to the Senate in 1976, Lugar had cut a profile as a moderate Republican: He had supported the ethanol mandate, backed the Brady Bill, and opposed the Iraq surge. In previous cycles, Republicans had forgiven Lugar his ideological transgressions, but in recent years, he had become more brazen. Not only did Lugar support the DREAM Act; he cosponsored it. Not only did he vote for New START, he spoke forcefully in its favor. True, Lugar wasn’t Arlen Specter...
  • Conservatives and Gays: Where Do We Stand? (We can oppose same-sex marriage without being anti-gay)

    05/09/2012 4:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | Dennis Prager
    In addition to labeling conservatives and Republicans “anti-woman” (for opposing government-mandated free contraception), “anti-black” and “anti-Hispanic” (for advocating photo identification for voting), and “anti-science” (for skepticism regarding the belief that man-made carbon emissions will destroy much of the planet), Democrats now regularly label Republicans “anti-gay” (for opposing same-sex marriage). All these charges are demagogic. But when it comes to the “anti-gay” charge, conservatives need to clarify to ourselves as much as to the general public where we stand. As an opponent of the most radical redefinition of marriage in history (more radical than outlawing polygamy), I have argued for the...
  • Candidate of Conviction

    05/08/2012 10:49:44 PM PDT · by Blado · 1 replies
    Slate ^ | Bruce Reed
    Three's Company:For Democrats who still can't decide between Clinton and Obama, a third candidate has put his name on the ballot in the Idaho primary later this month. Keith Russell Judd is pro-choice, opposes No Child Left Behind, wants to end the war in Iraq, and once bowled a 300 game. There's just one catch: he's an inmate at a federal prison in Beaumont, Texas, and won't get out until 2013.
  • Maryland GOP gives voters the last word

    05/08/2012 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2012 | David Hill
    When Marylanders go to the polls in November, the most interesting races might not involve political candidates. The state’s voters will elect eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one U.S. senator, and will help choose a president, but an unprecedented slate of ballot initiatives is expected to set the state’s course on social issues, including same-sex marriage and illegal immigration, and potentially on gambling and congressional redistricting. This will be the first time in 20 years that a voter-petitioned referendum makes the state’s ballot, and as many as three could appear. All were initiated by Republicans who...
  • Obama 'disappointed' with NC ban on gay marriage

    05/08/2012 8:26:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | May 8, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign says he's "disappointed" with North Carolina's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Obama campaign spokesman Cameron French said in a Tuesday statement that the ban on same-sex unions is "divisive and discriminatory." French says same-sex couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples. North Carolinians overwhelming voted Tuesday to amend their state constitution, strengthening a state law that already outlawed same-sex unions.
  • North Carolina voters ban gay marriage, civil unions

    05/08/2012 8:25:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    North Carolinians voted to change the state constitution Tuesday to say that the only valid "domestic legal partnership" in the state is marriage between a man and a woman, according to the AP's projection. The amendment passed 61 to 39 percent with most counties reporting, making North Carolina the 29th state with a gay marriage ban in its constitution. The state already outlawed gay marriage, but the constitutional amendment makes it more difficult for politicians to ever change the law. The amendment also means that a handful of North Carolina municipalities that extended benefits to the domestic partners of their...
  • Lugar makes last ditch appeal to save Senate career

    05/08/2012 3:56:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/8/12 | Nick Carey and Eric Johnson | Reuters
    INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Senator Richard Lugar appealed to Democrats to cross party lines and vote for him in the Indiana Republican primary on Tuesday, in a last ditch effort to save his 35-year Senate career from a Tea Party backed rival who accuses him of being too supportive of President Barack Obama. "I've asked very candidly for support from all Hoosiers. Not just Republicans, but Democrats and independents. I'm asking for the Republican Party to expand," Lugar said at his campaign headquarters in Indianapolis on Tuesday, where two dozen volunteers rang a bell each time a voter pledged to vote...
  • Petty, anti-gun antics from the Ohio Democrat Party and its allies

    05/08/2012 3:39:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | Raquel Okyay
    The anti-gun lobby, the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence and Democratic state officials are aiming their pointy little fingers at state Republican Rep. Margaret Conditt of Liberty Township because she plans to have an election fundraiser at Middletown Sportsmen’s Club on May 12. The club is a -- danger alert -- firing range, and apparently a big no-no if concerned citizens care about gun violence and young people. Firing ranges, being operated by the experts, taking the best possible precautions, are practical, effective and legal; so what is the problem with having a politician conduct a fundraiser at a local...
  • The Left’s National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed

    05/08/2012 2:48:56 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 5/8/2012 | James Simpson
    This report reveals the Left’s vote fraud strategy for the 2012 elections. Like a KGB operation, it is thorough, multi-faceted and redundant. It has overt and covert, illegal and legal elements, the latter of which are designed, at least in part, to facilitate illegal activities later. It is a deliberate, premeditated, comprehensive plan to win the 2012 presidential election at all costs, and is in keeping with the organizational methods, associations and ethics of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama. The Left seeks fundamental structural change to our entire form of government. In keeping with their amoral, means-justifies-ends philosophy, they will...
  • Video: Abortion-supporting Veep scolds Paul Ryan over violating Catholicism on budget

    05/08/2012 2:32:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/08/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Paul Ryan had better check in with his parish priest for some penance assignments. No less an expert in the exercise of Catholicism in public policy than Joe Biden has pronounced the House Budget Committee chair a heretic, or something. Speaking today at a rabbinical assembly in Atlanta, Biden scolded Ryan for his budget, which Biden pronounced “contrary to the social doctrine you teach and the social doctrine my church teaches”: Few parts of Catholic doctrine are as misunderstood as the Catholic teachings on social justice, which is Biden’s reference here. Tina Korbe wrote about this very topic in connection...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 8, 2012

    05/08/2012 2:08:51 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 8, 2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Gallup: Half of Americans Support Legal Gay Marriage (Dems/Independents for, Republicans against)

    05/08/2012 1:31:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Gallup ^ | 05/08/2012 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Fifty percent of Americans believe same-sex marriages should be recognized by law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages -- down slightly from 53% last year, but marking only the second time in Gallup's history of tracking this question that at least half of Americans have supported legal same-sex marriage. Forty-eight percent say such marriages should not be legal. These results -- based on Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May 3-6 -- come at a time when Vice President Joe Biden's remarks on "Meet the Press" Sunday have at least temporarily brought the...
  • The question of President Obama's draft card: Has evidence been destroyed?

    05/08/2012 1:19:35 PM PDT · by safetysign · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/07/2012 | Alan Jones
    WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 — Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s selective service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. Government intentions. The new rules allow existing copies of documents that may be sought by investigators to be destroyed. The Selective Service System’s new privacy rules were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, four days after the September 16 announcement by World Net Daily that the Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case Posse” was opening...
  • Hillary Clinton on make-up, hair: Who cares?

    05/08/2012 12:02:00 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 67 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 8 May 12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Hillary Clinton can’t be bothered by chatter about her physical appearance, the secretary of state told CNN’s Jill Dougherty in an interview on Tuesday. Asked about a photo of her wearing very little make-up that was tauntingly posted on yesterday’s Drudge Report, Clinton replied, “I feel so relieved to be at the stage I'm at in my life right now, Jill, because if I want to wear my glasses, I'm wearing my glasses.”
  • RNC official: Romney still deciding position on immigration reform

    05/08/2012 11:58:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/2012 | Josh Lederman
    The Republican National Committee attempted to walk back a potentially bruising, botched response Tuesday after an official said Mitt Romney is still making up his mind on immigration. "As a candidate, to my understanding, he's still deciding what his position on immigration is," said Bettina Inclan, the Republican National Committee's (RNC) director of Hispanic outreach. Inclan was speaking at an RNC event unveiling six new regional staffers who will direct Hispanic outreach in swing states. But asked how the RNC will speak with Hispanic voters about immigration, Inclan said she couldn't speak about what policies GOP candidates would put forth....
  • Obama bailed out of North Carolina visit as traditional-marriage amendment goes to voters

    05/08/2012 11:55:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/08/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Is the new sensitivity on the gay-marriage issue at Team Obama really all that new? Last week, the White House scheduled a visit to North Carolina today to talk about the economy, which would have been interesting enough in a state with a jobless rate above the national average. With traditional-marriage Amendment One appearing to be headed for victory, the White House changed direction two hours later and said the President was unavailable to speak in the Tarheel State, a fact reported today in North Carolina: President Barack Obama was scheduled, albeit briefly, to visit North Carolina on Election Day...
  • Pro-Choice White House Requires Registration of Unborn Children for Tours

    05/08/2012 11:51:12 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8 May 12 | Washington Free Beacon staff
    The White House Visitors Office requires that an unborn child—still residing in utero—must be counted as a full human being when its parents register for a White House tour, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer sent an email to a Capitol Hill staffer Tuesday morning explaining the process for registering an unborn fetus for a White House tour:...
  • The Left’s National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed

    05/08/2012 11:02:39 AM PDT · by arthurus · 14 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 08 May 2012 | James Simpson
    This report reveals the Left’s vote fraud strategy for the 2012 elections. Like a KGB operation, it is thorough, multi-faceted and redundant. It has overt and covert, illegal and legal elements, the latter of which are designed, at least in part, to facilitate illegal activities later. It is a deliberate, premeditated, comprehensive plan to win the 2012 presidential election at all costs, and is in keeping with the organizational methods, associations and ethics of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama.