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  • President & Strangelove Corzine Damage Control

    03/21/2012 2:46:51 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2
    Youtube ^ | 3/21/2012 | Dr. Strangelove
    President & Dr. Strangelove have a damage control session regarding Senator Corzine.
  • Obama campaign launches health care web app

    03/21/2012 2:12:23 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 3/21/12 | BYRON TAU
    As the second anniversary of the passage of President Obama's signature health care law approaches, the Obama campaign is launching a new web app designed to inform voters how the law benefits them personally. By collecting simple demographic information like age, gender, income, family size and type of insurance, the campaign can custom tailer messages to individual voters. SNIP "Ever wondered exactly what the Affordable Care Act does for you?" she wrote. "Check out our new health care app -- and make sure to pass it on to everyone you know who's asked what this law really means for them."...
  • More Obama-backed Firms Fail But Enrich Their CEOs

    03/21/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT · by next media · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Excerpted Blog USBC News Blog ^ | 2012-03-21 | Blogger on The USBC Wire Blog
    Citizens Against Government Waste, a nonprofit watchdog organization, has cataloged nearly 20 energy companies that received taxpayer funded loans or grants and then developed financial troubles ranging from layoffs to bankruptcies. More troubling however are campaign donation links between the Obama administration and the companies it gave loans to....
  • Outrage Grows After Wisconsin Democrats Sabotage Jobs

    03/21/2012 11:57:34 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 65 replies · 2+ views
    New American ^ | 3-21-12 | Alex Newman
    After every Democrat and one Republican in the Wisconsin Senate voted to kill a regulatory reform bill that would have brought thousands of desperately needed mining jobs to the state, outraged conservative activists and unemployed citizens vowed to turn the heat up. Not only do they plan to keep pushing the legislation, they are targeting two key legislators who opposed the measure for recall elections. The bill would have reformed Wisconsin’s complex and outdated mine permitting system, simplifying the process while retaining strict environmental controls. If it had passed, Florida-based Gogebic Taconite was planning to open an iron-ore mine in...
  • Destroy all churches : Obama silent while Saudi grand mufti targets Christianity

    03/18/2012 6:36:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 03/18/2012
    If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of deep concern, and rioters in the Middle East would kill each other in their grief. But when the most influential leader in the Muslim world issues a fatwa to destroy Christian churches, the silence is deafening. On March 12, Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” The ruling came in response...
  • Van Jones: Death to the 'great white suburbs'

    03/21/2012 10:37:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 68 replies · 4+ views
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | Kristinn
    In a speech with racist overtones given at the Hawaii Capitol Tuesday evening attended by Governor Neil Abercrombie (D), former Obama appointee Anthony K. "Van" Jones spoke at a rally to promote so-called economic justice and fairness by legislating a green energy State Partnership Bank about his being glad that (according to Jones) the'great white suburbs' of the American dream are 'dying.' Jones' speech was reported by Malia Zimmerman of The Hawaii Reporter: In his keynote, Jones did not directly address the bank legislation or other legislation pending in Hawaii. Instead he spoke of the dream being “under threat.” “Not...
  • Van Jones rallies Hawaii crowd in support of green projects, against Wall Street

    03/21/2012 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Van Jones rallies Hawaii crowd in support of green projects, against Wall Street Published March 21, 2012 | FoxNews.com Van Jones is returning to the spotlight as a green jobs cheerleader, hosting a rally Tuesday night organized to promote a "green" bank to finance alternative energy programs. According to the Hawaii Reporter, Jones gave the keynote address at Tuesday's rally, put together by groups who want the state to create a "State Partnership Bank." Among the legislative proposals is one to have the bank be led by the governor, union leaders and board members appointed by the Democrat-dominated legislature --...
  • Left wants classes promoting racism and revolution back in Arizona schools

    03/21/2012 10:02:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/21/2012 | Doug Book
    On January 1, 2011 a law banning certain “ethnic studies” classes went into effect in Arizona. The law makes it illegal for a school district to teach courses which “promote the overthrow of the US government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or advocate ‘ethnic solidarity’ instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.” (1) But it was not the ever-compassionate, ethnicity-conscious left which wrote and implemented legislation making it a crime to teach violence and racism. Rather, the law was passed by the Republican controlled...
  • The Obama Administration vs. the American Constitution

    03/21/2012 8:56:09 AM PDT · by harpu · 9 replies · 1+ views
    www.thetrumpet.com ^ | April 2012 | Joel Hilliker
    The government’s new health-care mandate is a stunning assault against the Constitution, against freedom of religion, against conscience, against life. The Obama administration is taking an ax to America’s freedom of religion. It has deliberately picked a fight with religious Americans and the Catholic Church in particular in a move that should alarm Americans of all faiths. The president has mandated that employers provide health-care coverage for all employees. He is now also demanding that this coverage include birth control: free sterilizations and access to all fda-approved contraceptives, including those that induce abortions. Of course, Catholic doctrine forbids all of...
  • OUTRAGE: Virginia Community Center Holds Job Fair for ILLEGAL ALIENS

    03/21/2012 8:43:02 AM PDT · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-21-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The U.S. economy is suffering its worst bout of sustained unemployment since the Great Depression. Millions of Americans are out of work and hurting. They struggle to pay their bills, pay their rent or mortgage, and find work to feed their families. Meanwhile, millions of illegal aliens take jobs that Americans need , undercut wages, steal identities of Americans to sustain their employment fraud, and illegally collect welfare and social services to which they have no right. As American incomes decline, the amount of cash illegals send back to their home countries is at a...
  • Wake Up, Panetta: UN, U.S. Have Opposing Interests

    03/21/2012 9:01:49 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 14MAR12 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    I should know: I helped infiltrate the UN for Ceaucescu. On March 7, 2012, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stated in the U.S. Congress that the United Nations and NATO have supreme authority over the actions of the United States military. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) reacted to Secretary Panetta’s statement, saying: I’m really baffled by the idea that somehow an international assembly provides a legal basis for the United States military to be deployed in combat. … The only legal authority that’s required to deploy the United States military is of the Congress and the president, and the law, and the...
  • ATF Managers Lawyer Up, Slam Gun Laws and Still Deny Gunwalking

    03/21/2012 5:07:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The attorneys of Bill Newell, embattled former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division, and David Voth, Supervisor of Phoenix Group VII (the group that carried out Operation Fast and Furious), are accusing Senator Charles Grassley and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa of making “many inaccurate and harmful statements” and “factual distortions against” their clients. In a letter obtained by Townhall, attorney and former Department of Justice Prosecutor Paul E. Pelletier, representing Newell, writes on behalf his defendant to “correct the factual distortions in your staff’s ‘memorandum.’ To be clear, this faulty memorandum and...
  • Rising gas prices aren't as bad as you think (Morning Propaganda)

    03/21/2012 7:09:30 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 03/21/2012 | Steve Hargreaves
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Gas prices are once again dominating the national debate. But despite rhetoric, high gas prices aren't hurting as much as they used to.
  • Obamacare, Two Years Later : It's still a failure

    03/21/2012 6:34:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/21/2012 | Michael Tanner
    This week marks two years since of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and if the Obama administration has chosen to all but ignore the second anniversary of Obamacare, the rest of us should pause and reflect on just what a monumental failure of policy the health-care-reform law has been. What’s more, it has been a failure on its own terms. After all, when health-care reform was passed, we were promised that it would do three things: 1) provide health-insurance coverage for all Americans; 2) reduce insurance costs for individuals, businesses, and government; and 3) increase...
  • Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer visited ex-lover in jail, records show

    03/20/2012 10:02:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/20/12 | Josh Richman and Angela Woodall
    Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer visited her ex-lover in a Santa Clara County jail twice last year and signed in as his lawyer, allowing her to see him more privately and for a longer time than if she were a friend or family member. Lockyer faced questions from the Bay Area News Group -- which learned about the visits through a public-records request -- when she returned to work Tuesday, more than a month after announcing she was entering rehabilitation for an undisclosed addiction following an purported assault by the former lover in a Newark hotel room. "His dad asked...
  • When Will Obama Issue Greenhouse-Gas Rules?

    03/21/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 3/19/12 | Olga Belogolova
    Many Insiders contended that the White House, in weighing the political implications of issuing these rules, will “wait for a less turbulent political environment to move forward”—after the November election passes. “OMB is going to hold on to the [regulations] until after the election. No matter what the [regulations] say, they are going to send shock waves through the important Rust Belt states. To release [them] earlier would be a certain self-imposed wound,” one Insider said. Some Insiders maintained that Obama already handed a victory to his environmental base when he rejected a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Islam: The Eighth Wonder of the World?

    03/21/2012 6:16:19 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 14 replies
    stonegateinstitute.org ^ | 21MAR12 | Ahmad al-Baghdadi
    "It is the only nation that believes it is in the right – in every way – while all others are wrong." Translation and Postface by Raymond Ibrahim As we know, the wonders of the world are seven; but there is an eighth "wonder -of-wonders" not counted among the seven: this is the "Muslim nation [umma]." I specifically did not say the "Islamic nation," for within this Muslim nation are wondrous matters not witnessed by any other nation since Allah Almighty created Adam. Here are some of these wonders: 1. It is the only nation that believes it is in...
  • Light Rail to Nowhere (braying)

    03/21/2012 5:38:52 AM PDT · by bray · 4 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 3/21/12 | bray
    And so we know and rely on the LOVE God has for us. God is LOVE. Whoever lives in LOVE lives in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 In the Peoples Republic of Portland the commies really love their Choo Choos. They have wasted tens of Billions of other people’s money so a few thousand riders can ride Light Rail. This is not about transportation or even the corruption we have in Tri-Met mass transit, this is goes to the darkest depths of the liberal mindset. For the most hardcore liberal who worships the earth these trains are...
  • State lawmaker charged with bribery cruising to primary victory (Dems vote for Criminal before GOP)

    03/20/2012 8:40:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/20/2012 | By Monique Garcia and Ray Long
    An Illinois lawmaker from Chicago charged with bribery a week ago appeared on his way to a primary election victory tonight on Chicago's West Side. Rookie state Rep. Rep. Derrick Smith was accused of taking a $7,000 cash bribe in a federal sting caught on an undercover recording. But Democratic leaders showed no sign of backing away from him in the days before the election. Smith's opponent, Tom Swiss, a former ranking member of the Cook County Republican Party, conceeded he lost the race less than an hour after polls closed tonight. With more than half the unofficial vote totals...
  • Algae Alimony: Obama donors stand to profit from president’s latest green energy fixation

    03/20/2012 7:56:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/20/12 | ndrew Stiles -
    President Obama’s most recent green energy fixation—algae—may suffer from the accusations of cronyism that have plagued his broader effort to promote non-fossil fuel energy sources through massive federal subsidies. Solazyme, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in the plant matter, has received more than $25 million in federal grants and contracts as part of Obama administration’s controversial stimulus package, and is poised to receive millions more as part of the president’s recent efforts to promote green biofuels such as algae. The firm employs a former member of the Obama-Biden transition team who, according to one online bio, “played a key...
  • Occupy Protesters Arraigned, Ordered to Stay Away from Berkeley Campus

    03/20/2012 2:21:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 3/19/12 | Jeff Shuttleworth
    Four Occupy Cal protesters were arraigned today on misdemeanor charges for their involvement in a demonstration at Sproul Plaza at the University of California at Berkeley campus on Nov. 9. At the request of the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Superior Court Judge Paul Seeman issued orders which require that the protesters stay away 100 yards from all UC property, except for when they go to and from class and work. Attorney Ronald Cruz, who represents three Occupy Cal protesters but not the four people who were arraigned today, attended today's hearing and said Seeman made it clear that the...
  • Absolutely Appalling…Obama Uses Banks to Control Catholic Church

    03/20/2012 1:57:45 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-20-12 | Andrea Ryan
    A core component of Marxism is to destroy organized religion. So, Obama’s new attack on the Catholic Church should be no surprise. First, it was the unprecedented effort to destroy the church’s rights of religious conscience through a contraception benefit mandate. Now, Obama is abusing the power of the Executive Branch by using the banks to control the Catholic Church. Following up on his directive to put the Vatican on the Money Laundering List, Obama is, now, meting out his punishment. Via The Blaze,(Excerpt) JPMorgan Chase is shutting down the Vatican’s bank account with its Milan branch due to a...
  • Forgerygate: Media Threatened With Fed Investigations If O Birth Certificate Story Reported

    03/20/2012 1:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 4+ views
    The Center for Western Journalism ^ | March 20, 2012 | Doug Book
    Individuals and member organizations of the American media were threatened with FTC and FCC investigation if information gathered by Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse concerning the forgery of Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate were passed on to the American public. It was Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo who made this stunning revelation, stating “During our investigation, we actually were told [that media] had been threatened with FTC investigations. Commentators [had been] threatened with their jobs.” And Jerome Corsi, author of “Where’s the birth certificate,” the book whose imminent publication was responsible for forcing Barack Obama to quickly create and...
  • Ethanol Policy Not Producing Desired Results

    03/20/2012 12:46:17 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which mandated a steep rise in domestic ethanol production, is causing unforeseen negative consequences for food prices while failing to live up to the desired gasoline results and other expectations, concludes a Texas A&M University research team headed by an economics professor who studies energy issues.James Griffin James M. Griffin, director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, which is part of Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, and Mauricio Cifuentes Soto, a graduate student assisting him, say in their report that the goal of...
  • David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack

    03/20/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 2012 Issue | Paul Kengor
    Obama's main man will do whatever it takes to fell Republicans and conservatives. Where does his ruthlessness and drive come from? Getting Barack Obama elected president would be "something you could really be proud of for the rest of your life," said David Axelrod in January 2007, a month before the young Illinois senator proclaimed his candidacy. "It would really change politics in a positive way." Axelrod, already an established political consultant, had in front of him a potential huge star, a game changer—a political advent. He saw in Obama a boy wonder, at once compelling, winsome, engaging, historic, spiritual,...
  • Guest Post: Welcome To The Predatory State of California--Even If You Don't Live There

    03/20/2012 10:10:39 AM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 20, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Correspondent R.T. is a retired accountant who has resided in Arizona since 2001. Prior to 2001, he resided in California. On March 14, he received a letter from the California Franchise Tax Board (the agency that collects income taxes) claiming that he owed $1,343 for the tax year 2006. This was the first notification he'd ever received of this claim. This was an interesting claim given that R.T.: -- Did not reside in California in 2006 -- Did not file a State income tax return in California in 2006 -- Did not have any outstanding tax issues with California in...
  • Illinois abandons gun rights, empowers criminals

    03/20/2012 7:38:45 AM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 20, 2012 | Raquel Okyay
    Plan on purchasing, owning, transporting and/or operating a firearm in your lifetime? Do not relocate to the state of Illinois. The state has one of the worst gun laws in the country and the Illinois Police and the Illinois Attorney General really need to stop pursuing innocent gun owners, sellers, and users, and pursue those who actually commit crimes that injure or harm others. Stemming from a public safety initiative, Illinois implemented a law in 1968 that says a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card must be issued by the Illinois State Police before a resident can possess or purchase firearms...
  • Chu: I would give myself an ‘A’ for energy prices

    03/20/2012 10:37:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/20/2012 | Mathew Boyle
    Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a House panel Tuesday that he’d give himself top marks when asked to grade his policies’ effects on energy prices. Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked President Obama’s top energy official if he’d grade himself with an “A minus” on “controlling the cost of gasoline at the pump.” Chu responded by saying he’d give himself a better grade than that. “The tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would I say I would give myself a little higher in that since I became...
  • The Sad Plight of Obama’s Edsel (The Volt won't make it to 2017 -- the time he says he'll buy one)

    03/20/2012 6:35:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2012 | Rich Lowry
    President Barack Obama says he wants to buy a Chevy Volt when he’s out of office in five years. If getting into a General Motors electric automobile means so much to him, he’d better hope he loses in November. What the president dubbed the “car of the future” in a visit to a Volt plant may not make it to January 2017. The partially government-owned General Motors has suspended production of its government-approved miracle car and temporarily laid off 1,300 workers at a Detroit plant. The halt is the result of a piddling detail lost in the gushers of praise...
  • NYC, Abortion Capital

    03/20/2012 6:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2012 | By Greg Pfundstein
    Today the Chiaroscuro Foundation released an interactive map illustrating the abortion ratio by zip code in New York City from 2000 to 2009. This is a continuation of our effort to raise awareness of the extremely high rate of abortion in New York City.Much could be said about these data. While the total number of abortions, as well as the abortion ratio, is down over the period citywide, both the number of abortions and the abortion ratio increased in the majority of zip codes, indicating uneven progress. The number of live births also increased in the majority of zip codes....
  • Postman: Ayers family put 'foreigner' Obama through school

    03/19/2012 9:04:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 316 replies · 2+ views
    WND ^ | 3-19-12 | Jerome Corsi
    Allen Hulton *snip* A retired U.S. Postal Service carrier who delivered mail to Tom and Mary Ayers in a Chicago suburb in the late 1980s and early 1990s and claims to have met Obama in front of the Ayers home emphatically says yes to all three questions. Allen Hulton, who was commended for 39 years of honorable service with the USPS, has given a sworn affidavit to investigators commissioned by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio to determine whether Obama is eligible for Arizona’s 2012 election ballot. Hulton has recorded about three hours of video interviews with WND. Hulton...
  • Mask Coming Off Coordinated Administration Deception On Guns

    03/19/2012 6:30:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    USA --(Ammoland.com)- “We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way,” then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder advocated in a 1995 C-SPAN video that surfaced over the weekend on Breitbart.com and has since gone viral in the gun activist community. Comparing it to the way government helped create a stigma for smoking, Holder bragged “Now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.” This was consistent with the administration talking points message being promulgated through...
  • Crony Capitalism and Algae Energy

    03/20/2012 6:53:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/20/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Why on earth did President Obama offer algae as a solution to America's energy problems? I suspect that if he could, he would press the rewind button and erase the comment, as it has exposed him to widespread ridicule from heavyweights like Charles Krauthammer.  But the question remains: why bring it up at all?An answer may lie in his addiction to crony capitalism. Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon reports: Solazyme, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in the plant matter, has received more than $25 million in federal grants and contracts as part of Obama administration's controversial...
  • HOLDER: "BRAINWASH" THEM: Shocking Video shows AG for Ad Campaign to deter Gun Ownership

    03/19/2012 11:33:59 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 22 replies · 1+ views
    www.webToday.tv ^ | 03/19/2012 | webtoday.tv
    In one heck of an analogy, then U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C. – Eric Holder – likened guns to cigarettes, saying that perceptions about guns needed to become more stigmatized. He said this during a speech in 1995 and suggested an aggressive advertising campaign to convince the public that this was true. At one point, he literally said that he wanted the advertising to be so pervasive that it would “brainwash” people...
  • Yes He Does! 5 Ways Obama Controls Gas Prices

    03/19/2012 2:46:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    A plumpish girl making pizzas behind a counter methodically spreads red sauce on a circle of dough as she vents loudly to the cashier: “Do you drink soda pop? No? Well, I do. They say that pop makes you gain weight. I always gain weight from stress and I’m so stressed out. I don’t have enough money. I need a car for college and I can’t afford one. And gas is outrageous. It’s like $5! I mean, I could buy a bike for $5!” A few minutes later, the girl hands me my oven-ready pizza without looking up. She...
  • Obama’s BIG and growing problem: California will prove socialism doesn’t work

    03/19/2012 8:00:32 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 47 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Among the many growing problems Barack Obama is facing as he tries to fool enough people into voting for him is the one coming from that weird place on the left side of the country called California. Once a beautiful state filled with sunshine and the promise of a better life, California has been turned into a socialist gulag by Democrats who have infected her state government from top to bottom. Now it's the model for Obama’s socialist dream for all of America. Because Democrats do what Democrats will always do when handed full control of a state, California is...
  • Obamas’ Fundraising Today Includes Bowling Party, Cocktails With De Niros

    03/19/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, March 19, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    Fresh off an all-day Friday fundraising swing that landed close to $5 million for the 2012 campaign, President Obama and the first lady are kicking off the week with another round of money events expected to raise at least $1.2 million more. The president this afternoon will host a private, roundtable discussion with 20 of his wealthiest supporters at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. Tickets to the event – Obama’s 109th of the election – were $35,800 apiece, a campaign official said. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama will travel to New York City to host a colorful duo of fundraisers that...
  • Site helps Dems, not Walker probe (WI)

    03/19/2012 8:54:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    JS Online ^ | 3-19-12 | Daniel Bice
    It's one thing to send out fundraising letters trying to score cash off the John Doe investigation into various activities during Gov. Scott Walker's tenure as county executive. That's business as usual for political types. It's another thing altogether to suggest that individuals can help underwrite the long-running probe of the Republican governor by giving money to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. But that's what is happening at the party's slick website devoted to publicizing the John Doe investigation. "Help fund the investigation," says a virtual walkerinvestigation.com Post-it Note at the top of the site, walkerinvestigation.com. "Donate today." Click on...
  • Sessions says Reid dodging budget debate to avoid tough votes

    03/19/2012 2:43:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/18/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sessions says Reid dodging budget debate to avoid tough votesBy Pete Kasperowicz - 03/18/12 01:54 PM ET Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Sunday afternoon accused Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of avoiding debate on a Senate budget resolution in order to protect Democrats from making tough choices on how to trim spending at a time of fiscal crisis. "When Senator Reid said it's foolish to bring up a budget, what he really is doing is avoiding having his members have to confront — and in public, not in secret meetings, but in public, with votes —...
  • Uniformed TSA screener busted in drug raid

    03/19/2012 7:22:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    nypost ^ | March 19, 2012 | PHILIP MESSING and JOSH MARGOLIN
    <p>A TSA screener at Newark Airport was recently busted in a major heroin den near her workplace — still wearing her spiffy, government-issued uniform, authorities said.</p> <p>She’s accused of helping to distribute the 1,400 packets of heroin, stamped “Green Lantern” and “P Dope” in green ink, confiscated from the apartment, according to court records.</p>
  • Study: Statehouses at high risk for corruption

    03/18/2012 11:37:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 19, 2012 12:01 AM ET | Wayne Parry
    State governments lack transparency and accountability to citizens, and remain at high risk for corruption, according to a new study of all 50 statehouses. Not a single state received an A in the State Integrity Investigation ranking, a product of the Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International and Global Integrity. … Only five states got rankings of B, led by a surprising recipient: New Jersey. It got a B-plus, with an overall score of 87 out of a possible 100. Despite — or perhaps because of — recent corruption scandals, New Jersey got the top ranking because of steps...
  • Broken down and rusting, is this the future of Britain's 'wind rush'?

    03/18/2012 11:31:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    daily mail ^ | 18 March 2012 | Tom Leonard
    A breathtaking sight awaits those who travel to the southernmost tip of Hawaii’s stunningly beautiful Big Island, though it’s not in any guidebook. On a 100-acre site, where cattle wander past broken ‘Keep Out’ signs, stand the rusting skeletons of scores of wind turbines... a technology that is supposed to be about saving the environment is instead ruining it. In other parts of the U.S., working wind turbines are killing hundreds of thousands of birds and bats each year, but here the wildlife can perch on the motionless steel blades. ... No one who has driven past one of America’s...
  • Read an excerpt from Grover G. Norquist and John R. Lott Jr.'s new book -- 'Debacle'

    03/18/2012 8:15:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2012 | John R. Lott Jr. and Grover G. Norquist Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/03/15/read-e
    Editor's note: FoxNews.com is pleased to present an excerpt from "Debacle: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future " the new book by Grover G. Norquist and FoxNews.com contributor John R. Lott Jr. Chapter 3: The Stimulus Made Things Worse What Was Promised Matt Lauer: At some point will you say, “Wait a minute, we’ve spent this amount of money. We’re not seeing the results. We’ve got to change course dramatically?” . . . President Obama: Look, I’m at the start of my administration . . . And . . ....
  • The Vetting - Holder 1995: We Must 'Brainwash' People on Guns

    Breitbart.com has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way." Holder was addressing the Woman's National Democratic Club. In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his model to "change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC" about guns.
  • Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness

    03/16/2012 11:06:46 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 440 replies
    The White House ^ | 3/16/12 | The White House
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 16, 2012 Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness EXECUTIVE ORDER NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: PART I - PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION Section 101. Purpose....
  • Obama signed a new Exec. Order in the night that allows him to take over all libertys 3/16/12

    03/18/2012 8:06:07 AM PDT · by angelcindy · 124 replies · 3+ views
    Tea Party.Org ^ | Americanmom
    The Exec.Order allows the nationalization of pretty much the entire USA even in peacetime if he desires. They can, under this order, restrict civilian travel by any mode, including (probably) foot travel. They can ration food. They can restrict water usage, even from private wells. They can ration any and all drugs, including OTC and vitamins. They can collectivize farms. They can take over all energy production, including home solar units. It also allows for drafting civilians. If they have need of your skills, they can compel you to work for no compensation. All this not in a time of...
  • Edwards campaign told to repay $2.1M (He's having another bad hair day)

    03/18/2012 7:11:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 17, 2012 | Tom Breen
    John Edwards' defunct presidential campaign has less than a month to pay back $2.1 million in public matching funds to the U.S. Treasury, according to a Federal Election Commission decision unsealed Friday that upheld the panel's earlier finding. The commission batted aside arguments made by lawyers representing Edwards. They contended that the money in question was properly used during the campaign, and that problems with the commission led to an incorrect finding that the former Democratic vice presidential nominee received more money than he was entitled to. "After careful consideration, the commission determines that none of these arguments has merit,"...
  • Lets do some aggregate documentation on the Obama administration

    03/17/2012 8:58:40 AM PDT · by mylife · 34 replies
    vanity | 3/17/12 | mylife
    We all know that Obama is a poser sack of crap. but who are his foot soldiers? Lets document them in one place. Many of us know the AG, Eric Holder. Some have mentioned the Energy secretary Stephan Chu Does any one know who Lisa Jackson is? Then there are the advisers the inner circle like Valerie Jarrett List them and vet them here Freepers. Let us document them and frame the picture
  • Issa to CNN: ‘We’ve been lied to by DoJ’ Continue reading on Examiner.com Issa to CNN: ‘We’ve been

    03/16/2012 2:40:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 3/16/12 | Dave Workman
    California Congressman Darrell Issa has evidently gotten his “second wind” and in a Thursday evening interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper regarding Operation Fast and Furious and a similar project in Texas, accused the Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of lying to Congress. The interview came at the end of a lengthy report on illegal gun walking that appears to have been permitted under the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010 in more places than just Arizona. It may be seen here, and this is what Issa told Cooper: ‘We’ve been lied to by the Department...
  • EDITORIAL: D.C.’s made-up gun laws

    03/17/2012 1:53:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 16 March, 2012 | NA
    D.C. officials will do just about anything to keep law-abiding citizens from lawfully possessing a gun in the city. The Washington Times’ Emily Miller has found in the “Emily Gets Her Gun” series that the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has been spreading false information about firearms ownership. As a result, residents and nonresidents who have done nothing wrong risk false arrest and gun confiscation. As of Friday, the MPD's Firearms Registration Office had not removed the incorrect information from its website. The registry office supplies a 22-page written guide to prospective gun owners and answers their questions over the phone....