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  • Romney goes on offense on foreign policy; Update: Live video embed added

    10/08/2012 9:51:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    After treading cautiously on the issue of the Benghazi terror attack for the past few weeks, Mitt Romney plans to deliver a broadside against Barack Obama on what Democrats had bragged about being the incumbent’s strong suit — foreign policy. In remarks Romney will deliver today at the Virginia Military Institute, the Republican nominee will blast Obama’s passivity in foreign affairs and argue for a more muscular approach in order to control events rather than be controlled by them. That will include what Politico calls “his harshest language yet” on the assassination of a US Ambassador and the Obama administration’s...
  • Police union now warning people that Detroit is too dangerous to enter

    10/08/2012 9:41:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2012 | Rick Moran
    Welcome to the post-apocalypse cityscape of Detroit - before the apocalypse happens.CBS Detroit: The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it. Detroit Police Officer Association(DPOA) Attorney Donato Iorio said officers are holding the "Enter At Your Own Risk" rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to remind the public that the officers are overworked, understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives."Detroit is America's most violent city, its homicide rate is the highest in the country and yet the Detroit...
  • Gloria Allred: Obama Says I'm One of the BEST Lawyers In U.S. of A

    10/08/2012 9:28:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 41 replies
    TMZ ^ | October 8, 2012
    EXCERPT The feisty feminist was at the Barack Obama fundraiser at the Nokia Theater in L.A. Sunday, and on her way out she told our photog she had a moment with the Prez. Gloria says the big O "indicated that he was very aware of the work I did," and then said to people around them, "She's one of the best attorneys in our country."
  • New York Red Bulls coach Mike Jones stabbed to death

    10/08/2012 9:12:57 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8th October 2012 | BBC News
    'A 25-year-old British man who was working as a football coach in the US has been stabbed to death in New York. Mike Jones, originally of Tarleton, Lancashire, was attacked in Manhattan in the early hours of Sunday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) said. Mr Jones, who coached the New York Red Bulls juniors, was declared dead on arrival at Bellevue Hospital, New York.'
  • Woman arrested after allegedly slapping girl in face for not sharing ice cream

    10/08/2012 8:32:57 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 36 replies
    Associated Press/ Fox News ^ | 10/08/2012 | Associated Press
    SAN ANTONIO A woman has been arrested for allegedly hitting a 10-year-old girl who refused to share ice cream with her daughter. The older girl began walking home but the mother of the 4 year old, Talysa Herron, approached and hit her in the face. She then followed her home in her car.
  • Politico/GWU Battleground poll finds 13-point enthusiasm gap favoring GOP

    10/08/2012 8:16:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Politico warns that Barack Obama has a problem he never saw in 2008 --- and it's getting worse. Mitt Romney's likely voters are much more enthusiastic than his, and these numbers mainly came from polling data collected before Obama laid a debate egg in Denver: A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of likely voters shows ahead of Mitt Romney 49 percent to 48 percent nationally, a statistical tie and a percentage point closer than a week ago.The head-to-head numbers have held remarkably steady through the past three weeks, but there’s been a notable shift of intensity from the...
  • Material Girl Wimps Out Nixes Muslim Bridal Dress for New Video Its Too Dangerous

    10/08/2012 8:16:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    gateway ^ | October 8, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Madonna didnt think twice about mocking the Catholic Church in her concerts and video. She thought it was a courageous statement. But the Material Girl wimped out and nixed her Muslim bridal dress for her latest video. Its too dangerous. ... Madonna has decided against wearing a Muslim bridal dress in her new music video over fears for her safety. ... when they mentioned that her actions could put her life at risk she decided to ditch it from her video and certainly wont be wearing it on stage
  • Who Destroyed the Economy? The Case Against the Baby Boomers

    10/08/2012 8:11:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/08/2012 | Jim Tankersley
    Retirees and near-retirees are leaving behind a devastated economy for their children ... but are we doing anything to fix it? Here, two generations debate who's really to blame for the wreckage. ***** CRESCENT LAKE, Ore.--My father taught me how to throw a baseball and divide big numbers in my head and build a life where I'd be home in time to eat dinner with my kid most nights. He and my mother put me through college and urged me to follow my dreams. He never complained when I entered a field even less respected than his. He lives across...
  • Sticks and Stones!

    10/08/2012 8:10:37 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2012 | Col. Frank Ryan, CPA, USMCR (Ret.)
    Yet when riots and killings are allegedly sparked by "hate crimes," the insanity of the violent reaction is equally unpalatable to those in the civilized world. The reactions to these riots by the Obama administration are equally stupefying! To even remotely condone riots and killings as a reasonable reaction to verbal insults is inconceivable. These despicable actions should have been condemned. Our nation appears weak when we react in any other way. ............. Just as in the case of the killing of our U.S. ambassador in September 2012, the perception by many is that this administration feels that the demonstrators...
  • Obama's Bible Issue

    10/08/2012 7:54:54 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 8 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 8, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Tyndale was left with no alternative but to go to court, explains Mark D. Taylor, president and CEO of Tyndale House Publishers. On the day before the first presidential debate, the company, which Taylors parents started when he was eleven years old, filed the 31st lawsuit over the Department of Health and Human Services abortion-drug, sterilization, and contraception mandate. Tyndale publishes Bibles. But that doesnt make it a religious endeavor. Not in the federal governments book. Not as of August 1, anyway. That was the day that the HHS mandate a regulation further defining the health-care legislation that thenSpeaker...
  • BYE-BYE 'OBAMA GIRL' HELLO PAUL RYAN GIRL! ("Do The Paul Ryan" Music Video)

    10/08/2012 7:52:21 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10-7-2012
    BYE-BYE 'OBAMA GIRL' HELLO PAUL RYAN GIRL! A new viral video extolls the virtues of Reaganomics and Paul Ryan's lack of body fat. Could this make the difference in the close election looming? (See video at link below)
  • By George, what a show! Clooney and Stacy Keibler look politically polished for Obama fundraiser

    10/08/2012 7:27:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2012 | Amelia Proud
    He's the unofficial president of Hollywood, and many believe a future politician in the making. And George Clooney, 51, looked the part for tonight's high profile fundraiser for President Barack Obama held at the Nokia theatre in LA.
  • Romney Makes Presidential Punch of Obama in Denver

    10/08/2012 7:01:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    Mitt Romney gave President Barack Obama a much-deserved shellacking in the first Presidential debate held in Denver. The Republican nominee, who many conservatives were close to writing off, served ace after ace, while Obama just stood there and tried to hit the ball back, looking stunned by Romneys strength and his own failure. After an hour and half match, it was clear Romney was the man with the plan and Obama the man with more promises. Heeding conservatives advice to go bold, Romney showed us his backbone, laid out his plan and cornered Obama on his failed record. Again and...
  • Romney Narrows Vote Gap After Historic Debate Win

    10/08/2012 6:59:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 8, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    By record-high margin, debate watchers say Romney did better PRINCETON, NJ -- Registered voters' preferences for president are evenly split in the first three days of Gallup tracking since last Wednesday's presidential debate. In the three days prior to the debate, Barack Obama had a five-percentage-point edge among registered voters. Gallup typically reports voter presidential preferences in seven-day rolling averages; the latest such average as of Saturday interviewing shows Obama with an average three-point edge, 49% to 46%, among registered voters. This Sept. 30-Oct. 6 field period includes three days before the Oct. 3 debate, the night of the debate...
  • Obamas Plan for Ohio : Making suburban taxpayers prop up failing Democratic cities

    10/08/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Suburbanites of Ohio, listen up. As swing voters in the ultimate swing state, you will have an outsized impact on this election. President Obama has pledged to govern in the interests of middle-class voters like you. With so much resting on your shoulders, that is a promise you should scrutinize with care. What exactly are Obamas plans for Ohios suburban communities? The answer may shock you. President Obama aims to help Ohios Democrats bail out your states struggling cities by forcibly transferring suburban tax money to urban treasuries. Its a bold plan to redistribute the wealth of Ohios suburbs. It...
  • Lost Bet on Unemployment

    10/08/2012 6:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    >On Friday, I lost a bet made in March of 2010 regarding unemployment. I bet that the unemployment rate would not dip below 8% before June 2015. I crunched numbers many ways and simply decided there is no way the economy could possibly grow enough jobs. It didn't and still won't. I posted this chart at the time.At the height of the housing bubble, the economy only added 212,000 jobs a month. I figured we would not come close to that, yet even if we did, that still would not be enough. A miscalculation got into my way, otherwise known...
  • Social Security: A Green Swindle of Another Type

    10/08/2012 6:39:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Craig Steiner
    Social Security is structurally sound. It's going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill. But the basic structure is sound." So said Obama in his first presidential debate with Mitt Romney before moving on to another topic that he was more interested in discussing.But the reality is that Social Security--the federal government's largest program--is not sound. And the "tweaks" Obama spoke of (from the Reagan-O'Neill years) include raising the retirement age, increasing social security taxes, and delaying cost of living adjustments. And those "tweaks" in 1983 weren't the only changes...
  • Black Middle Class Economically Vulnerable

    10/08/2012 6:27:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/ ^ | October 7, 2012 | Dawn Turner Trice
    Generations of Valerie Magee's family, from her grandparents to her children, have deepened their roots in the black middle class, finding a pathway to prosperity through college education and the support of family members.
  • Part-Time Job Working on Yard Swells Employment- LOL

    10/08/2012 6:20:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Morgan Brittany
    I have had enough of being thought of as stupid. Im sick and tired of the media, the administration and the spin doctors putting statistics and information out that is so cock-eyed, it is laughable. It has been going on for a long time but this week the unemployment numbers were so ridiculous I thought I was watching an SNL comedy routine. How in the world do they think that they can get away with something so ludicrous? If they wanted to manipulate the numbers to make Obama look good, they should have at least lowered the number to 8%...
  • Scientists Win Nobel Prize for Stem-Cell Work [ELIMINATES NEED FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS!]

    10/08/2012 6:01:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/8/12 | GAUTAM NAIK
    John B. Gurdon of the U.K. and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan shared this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work in so-called cellular reprogramming, which has unleashed a wave of advances in everything from cloning to the possible treatment of diseases using stem cells.... It also allows scientists to create human embryonic stem cells without having to destroy human embryos, sidestepping an approach that has long been fraught with ethical controversies. Most important, perhaps, it has significantly advanced the prospect of using a patient's own mature cells to create fresh tissue and treat disease.