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  • Without voting, noncitizens could swing the election for Obama

    10/05/2012 8:07:12 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, October 5, 2012 | Leonard Steinhorn
    If President Obama wins reelection by three or four Electoral College votes next month, the reason may be simple: noncitizens, mostly immigrants, who don’t have the right to vote. No, I’m not talking about his immigration policy or his popularity with Latinos. Nor does this have anything to do with voter fraud. Rather, an Obama victory could hinge on a quirk in the Constitution that gives noncitizens, a group that includes illegal immigrants and legal permanent residents, a say in electing the president of the United States. As required by Article I and the Fourteenth Amendment, the decennial census, which...
  • The US Government Today Has More Data On The Average American Than The Stasi Did On East Germans

    10/05/2012 7:07:19 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 10/03/12 | TechDirt
    We've written plenty about how the US government has been quite aggressive in spying on Americans. It has been helped along by a court system that doesn't seem particularly concerned about the 4th Amendment and by the growing ability of private companies to have our data and to then share it with the government at will. Either way, in a radio interview, Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin (who's been one of the best at covering the surveillance state in the US) made a simple observation that puts much of this into context: the US surveillance regime has more data...
  • David exposes Goliath(Charlie Madigan, Chicago Tribune)

    10/05/2012 4:35:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    GunNews ^ | September, 2005 | John Boch
    When I was in school, I was taught that newspaper reporters and editors were wise and learned individuals to be respected. They were experts at the use of the English language and generally unbiased and unemotional in their reporting of the news. Today, thanks to the “new” media, we better understand how biased the major media is in its reporting of news. We’ve heard of the disgraceful work of Jayson Blair at the New York Times. “All the news that’s fit to print,” trumpets the Times everyday in the little box on the front page. Looking back, I guess that...
  • Judge tells transit agency to post anti-jihad message

    10/05/2012 4:09:40 PM PDT · by wesagain · 10 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Oct 5, 2012 | staff writer
    A judge in Washington, D.C., ruled today that a “heckler’s veto” of pro-Israel ads that already have appeared in San Francisco and New York cannot be used to censor the message in Washington. The judge granted a request by the American Freedom Law Center for an injunction to halt the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority censorship of a pro-Israel/anti-jihad bus advertisement. The judge ordered the agency display the ads no later than 5 p.m. on October 8, 2012. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer granted the request after AFLC co-founder and senior counsel Robert Muise presented a compelling case in which he...
  • Don't Trust a Single Number in This Jobs Report (Or Any Jobs Report)

    10/05/2012 4:05:53 PM PDT · by An Old Man · 29 replies
    Yhe Atlantic ^ | Oct 5 2012 | Derek Thompson
    It is a sad statement about either American politics or American sanity that when today's jobs report showed the unemployment falling below 8% for the first time in Obama's presidency, the reaction from some administration critics was: The numbers are cooked! ...
  • Scalia: Abortion, death penalty "easy" cases

    10/05/2012 2:37:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/5/2012
    Justice Antonin Scalia says his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the Supreme Court among the easiest to resolve. Scalia calls himself a "textualist" and, as he related to a few hundred people who came to buy his new book and hear him speak in Washington the other day, that means he applies the words in the Constitution as they were understood by the people who wrote and adopted them. So Scalia parts company with former colleagues who have come to believe capital punishment is unconstitutional. The framers of the...
  • Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest aboard Air Force One

    10/05/2012 1:09:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | October 5, 2012 | Josh Earnest, Jen Pstaki
    Q: The President today sort of seemed like he was running through a litany of things that he could have or would have said at the debate. Was there any sort of reset in the campaign as far as the President either taking responsibility for his debate performance or coming out with a -- promising a more aggressive tone starting today? MS. PSAKI: Well, as we learned on Wednesday night, Mitt Romney is willing to say and do anything to become President, and we've certainly taken that into account over the last two days. Q: During the debate, was he...
  • Man signs contract to take gun safety class to avoid gun charges(CO)

    10/05/2012 12:20:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 4 October, 2012 | AP
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Mesa County District Attorney's Office is deferring prosecution after a 65-year-old man signed a contract promising to take a gun safety class after causing a panic at Grand Junction High School while carrying a gun on his hip.
  • NRA endorses Romney as ‘only hope’ for firearms freedom

    10/05/2012 12:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed Mitt Romney for president late Thursday. NRA Executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris Cox will formally announce the endorsement at a Romney rally in Virginia later Thursday evening. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will also be on hand. “In this election, there is no debate,” LaPierre said in a statement. “There is only one choice – only one hope – to save our firearms freedom and our way of life.” The endorsement is not surprising — the NRA has a history of supporting conservative candidates, who traditionally support...
  • Microsoft Polls Xbox Gamers About First Debate: Romney Wins [Video]

    10/05/2012 11:15:26 AM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    Scientific American (Yahoo) ^ | 10/5/2012 | Larry Greenemeier
    CLick here to view the video Xbox Live gamers paused from their usual Wednesday night online multiplayer battles against interstellar invaders and zombies to weigh in on the first presidential debate. Xbox users, jacked in through their Internet-connected consoles, are in a better position than most people to answer a quick poll, and Microsoft, which delivers gaming and other entertainment via the Internet through its Xbox Live service, took advantage of its captive audience to conduct some political research. Microsoft acknowledges the limited scope of the poll, says it is still analyzing the data, and hasn't widely publicized the survey...
  • Legal group comes to aid of Army instructor ousted over Muslim groups' complaints

    10/05/2012 9:11:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 5, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An Army lieutenant colonel who was on the fast track until Muslim groups complained about a course he taught on radical Islam has a legal foundation in his foxhole. Attorneys for Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University, where by most accounts he won praise from students and faculty alike. But when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey excoriated Dooley during a Pentagon press conference in May, characterizing his course, “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” as objectionable,...
  • Obama Campaign Shifts Into Extreme Attack Mode

    10/05/2012 10:53:09 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 21 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5 Oct 12 | Keith Koffler
    With its candidate having been swamped in the debate by an aggressive and articulate Gov. Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign is switching fully into attack mode, moving beyond earlier assaults on Romney’s business record and wealth toward a new drive to destroy his character. Casting completely aside the Obama 2008 brand of a hopeful unifier, Obama’s operatives Thursday dived straight the jugular, working on multiple fronts to brand Romney a liar. The campaign, Obama aides made clear, would henceforth be conducted exclusively Chicago style. In a vicious and personal assault rarely conducted at the highest level of U.S. politics, White...
  • NRA's Keene: Americans Approve of Guns More Than Ever

    10/05/2012 10:42:29 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04 Oct 2012 | Henry J. Reske and John Bachman
    The greatest accomplishment of supporters of the Second Amendment is the belief that “guns are cool,” National Rifle Association President David Keene tells Newsmax.TV. Keene, speaking to Newsmax at CPAC Colorado, said that Americans oppose gun laws and it’s not just the work of the NRA or of the Supreme Court ruling that the Second Amendment right to bear arms extends to individual Americans. “The greatest accomplishment of the believers of the Second Amendment today over a decade ago or more is that guns are cool,” he said. “That wasn’t the case before.” He noted that after a recent breakfast...
  • Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases

    10/05/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 5, 2012 | MARK SHERMAN
    Justice Antonin Scalia says his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the Supreme Court among the easiest to resolve. Scalia calls himself a ‘‘textualist’’ and, as he related to a few hundred people who came to buy his new book and hear him speak in Washington the other day, that means he applies the words in the Constitution as they were understood by the people who wrote and adopted them. So Scalia parts company with former colleagues who have come to believe capital punishment is unconstitutional. The framers of the...
  • Test of Fire: Election 2012 (Official HD Version - Catholic)

    10/05/2012 9:25:08 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    Test of Fire: Election 2012 (Official HD Version - Catholic)
  • Hope Is the Thing With Feathers (Desperate Democrats Hide Behind Big Bird)

    10/05/2012 7:01:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/05/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Mitt Romney sure ruffled a lot of feathers over his proposal to eliminate taxpayer funding for government-sponsored TV. As soon as the GOP presidential candidate singled out PBS for cuts during the presidential debate in Denver, the hysterical squawking commenced. Left-leaning celebrities immediately erupted on Twitter. “WOW!!! No PBS!! WTF how about cutting congress’s stuff leave big bird alone,” Whoopi Goldberg fumed. “Mitt is smirky, sweaty, indignant and smug with an unsettling hint of hysteria. And he wants to kill BIG BIRD,” actress Olivia Wilde despaired. “Who picks on Big Bird!!! #bulliesthatswho,” actress Taraji Henson chimed in. Social-media activists called...
  • Debunking Obama’s Flawed Assertions on Tax Deductions and Corporate Welfare

    10/05/2012 5:38:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    In a violation of the 8th Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, my brutal overseers at the Cato Institute required me to watch last night’s debate (you can see what Cato scholars said by clicking here). But I will admit that it was good to see Obama finally put on the defensive, something that almost never happens since the press protects him (with one key exception, as shown in this cartoon).This doesn’t mean I like Romney, who would probably be another Bush if he got to the White House.On the specifics, I obviously didn’t like Obama’s predictable push for...
  • Interview Dr. Jerome Corsi- The Great Oil Conspiracy- The Conscience of Kansas radio program

    10/05/2012 5:07:54 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 6 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 10-04-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Interview Dr. Jerome Corsi- The Great Oil Conspiracy- The Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM with host Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson.
  • Obama Sends Bizarre Fundraising E-mail After Debate Loss

    10/05/2012 4:37:32 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 10/4/2012 | Staff
    Waking up this morning, I had a ton of e-mail in my inbox, but one really stood out. It was a fundraising e-mail for Barack Obama. Yes, even after his dismal debate performance against Mitt Romney, Obama was back to fundraising. But his e-mail message was one of the strangest I've seen. First, let's start with the subject line. Again... this was an e-mail from Barack Obama's campaign. Supposedly, these are not a bunch of amateurs. Yet the subject line was simply: Hey. That's it. Just "Hey." They might have well just said Yo! Then, we have the e-mail itself....
  • Obama's Mask Slips [Romney wins over another skeptic]

    10/05/2012 12:56:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Much is being made of the devastating blow that Mitt Romney administered to President Obama in the first presidential debate Wednesday night. Romney was masterful; Obama was incomprehensible. Romney was presidential; Obama was incoherent. Romney schooled Obama; Obama responded by doing the hand motions to "The Wheels On the Bus Go Round and Round." Republicans and conservatives alike were cheering. Even Romney skeptics like me happily conceded that Romney was the right guy all along. There will be an October surprise from the Obama camp, but they got one themselves Wednesday night. Obama was rambling, fumbling, stuttering. He was terrible....