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  • President Obama and Vice President Biden’s 2011 Tax Returns

    04/13/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | April 13, 2012 | Jay Carney
    Today, the President released his 2011 federal income and gift tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $789,674. About half of the first family’s income is the President’s salary; the other half is from sales proceeds of the President’s books. The Obamas paid $162,074 in total tax. The President and First Lady also reported donating $172,130 – or about 22% of their adjusted gross income – to 39 different charities. The largest reported gift to charity was a $117,130 contribution to the Fisher House Foundation. The President is...
  • Do-It-Yourself Proof of the Obama Birth Certificate Fraud

    04/12/2012 3:42:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 12, 2012 | Giuseppe Gori
    I think the work of Nick Chase, simplifying "for the masses" the analysis of the forged copy of the Obama long-form birth certificate circulated a year ago by the White House, is absolutely brilliant.  I suggest that you read his articles in the American Thinker.In his first article, "Oblivious to the Obvious," Nick explains pitch in typewriters.In his second article, "How I Learned to Love Savannah Guthrie," Nick explains how he obtained an original picture and how he used "cut and paste" to move things around.I do not mind "getting my hands dirty," and so I decided to try...
  • MILLER: Fore more years

    04/12/2012 1:57:55 PM PDT · by An American! · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2012 | Emily Miller
    On Saturday, President Obama enjoyed his 94th round of golf since coming to the White House. If golf were his full-time job, that would be the equivalent of nearly three months spent on the greens. While he hit the links, Americans have suffered from high unemployment and a lingering economic malaise with little hope for a prosperous future.
  • Emulating Breitbart

    04/09/2012 6:00:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 6, 2012 | J. R. Dunn
    Make no mistake - the leftist assault on Andrew Breitbart's reputation since his untimely death has but one explanation: he was effective. Yglesis and Taibbi... but we don't need to name them further. To my personal knowledge not a single representative of the left made any effort to rise above the vindictiveness of the herd, to find some sense of nobility in the struggle they claim to wage, and express it in the form of respect, as one warrior to another. There are no Alexanders on the left, no Saladins, no Robert E. Lees. They are a bandit movement, vulgar...
  • Marion Barry stands by remark that Asian businesses ‘ought to go’ from Ward 8

    04/05/2012 11:34:04 AM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/05/2012 | Mike DeBonis
    Marion Barry is mostly refusing to back down from remarks Tuesday that Asian business owners in his ward “ought to go.” Barry made the comments Tuesday night, at a party celebrating his landslide victory in the Democratic primary race for the D.C. Council seat he’s held since 2005. WRC-TVcameras caught the remarks: “We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in, opening up businesses, those dirty shops. They ought to go, I’ll just say that right now, you know. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.”Since then, outrage has mounted. One Facebook page...
  • Only 15% Think Supreme Court Limits Government Too Much

    04/06/2012 10:35:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 06, 2012
    Obama cautioned the U.S. Supreme Court this past week about overturning his national health care law, just 15% of Likely U.S. Voters think the high court puts too many limitations on what the federal government can do. In fact, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that twice as many--30%-- believe the Supreme Court does not limit the government enough.
  • D.C. Dem to Introduce Bill to Change Eating Habits in ‘Workplace and Community Settings’

    04/06/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | April 5, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The representative for a district with higher-than-average rates of obesity-related conditions will return from recess a week from Monday to reintroduce her Lifelong Improvements in Food and Exercise (LIFE) Act. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) will say on the House floor, according to prepared remarks, that her bill is intended to tackle a health problem “that cannot be remedied through the health care system alone.” The LIFE Act would give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $25 million “for a coordinated national effort to reverse increasingly sedentary lifestyles and diets that are high in fat and sugar.” That...
  • Marion Barry and the Left's Hatred of Asian Entrepreneurs

    04/06/2012 1:33:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Marion Barry's mouth set him up. The disgraced former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was caught on tape in a 1987 crack cocaine sting, made an even bigger disgrace of himself and his city on Tuesday. Celebrating a Democratic primary victory, the city councilman attacked small businesses owned by "Asians" in his district. Then the race-baiting clown doubled down. Barry told supporters in D.C.'s Ward 8: "We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go." Once pushed out, Barry promised, he would replace the foreign invaders with "African-American...
  • "Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty" Live Webcast Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Noon EST

    04/05/2012 8:48:05 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/05/2012 | Paul A. Rahe
    Hillsdale College First Principles on First Fridays lecture: “Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty” Funding for this month’s First Principles on First Fridays program has been provided by the Philip M. McKenna Foundation.Paul A. RaheCharles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage, Hillsdale CollegeDownload the Flier.Tuesday, April 10, 201212:00 - 1:00 p.m.Please note that this month’s program will take place on a Tuesday in deference to Good Friday.Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage and is Professor of History at Hillsdale College. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University...
  • (Marion)Barry: 'We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in'

    04/05/2012 9:13:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-6-12 | Local
    Ward 8 D.C. Councilman Marion Barry is on the hot seat again. Celebrating his victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night, Barry spoke up about the prominence of businesses owned by Asians in the District. “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” Barry said in remarks first reported by WRC-TV. “They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.” Barry, who won't be opposed in November's general election as he seeks his third consecutive...
  • Barry: 'We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in'

    04/05/2012 8:41:53 AM PDT · by StevieRay20 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/05/2012 | Alan Blinder
    Celebrating his victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night, Barry spoke up about the prominence of businesses owned by Asians in the District. “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” Barry said in remarks first reported by WRC-TV. “They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.” Barry, who won't be opposed in November's general election as he seeks his third consecutive term on the D.C. Council, was unavailable for comment Thursday morning.
  • Chuck Colson in critical condition after brain hemorrhage (Update @ #87)

    04/04/2012 3:57:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 113 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/4/12 | John-Henry Westen
    WASHINGTON, DC, April 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Evangelical leader and frequent life and family spokesman Chuck Colson is in critical condition in hospital after undergoing surgery this weekend. He was hospitalized Friday after enduring a brain hemorrhage while speaking in Virginia at the Wilberforce Conference. Colson underwent surgery on Saturday morning to remove a pool of clotted blood on the surface of his brain. Colson became ill while speaking at the Wilberforce Weekend conference on Friday night. “We believe that we serve a mighty God - the ‘Great Physician’ - and are hoping and praying for Chuck’s full recovery....
  • Anti-Abortion Grandpa Facing DC Clinic Lawsuit

    04/05/2012 12:52:30 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 5, 2012 | Jessica Gresko
    Dick Retta stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Washington three days a week, trying to persuade pregnant women not to get abortions. The 80-year-old grandfather has been coming to the clinic for eight years and said he's personally persuaded over 400 women to leave this clinic and others. Retta says his approach is friendly, gentle and loving. Government lawyers portray him differently, calling him "among the most vocal and aggressive anti-abortion protestors" outside the clinic. In court documents, they say he routinely follows patients entering the building and yells at them as the clinic door closes. Last year...
  • Did Obama pass the Bar?

    04/04/2012 9:26:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2012 | Don Surber
    Obama’s little temper tantrum over the Supreme Court voting down his unconstitutional takeover of the health insurance industry may have awakened a sleeping giant — the Judiciary. Good lawyers know better than to tick off judges. And your common graduate of Cleveland State University knows the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the law. Apparently a Harvard education was wasted on the president because on Monday, the president said it was “unprecedented” for a “group of unelected people” to tell him no. Instead of studying John Marshall, Charles Evans Hughes and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Barack Obama must have been...
  • Romney picks up two wins in Republican race (Maryland and Washington, D.C called for Mitt)

    04/03/2012 6:27:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/03/2012 | Steve Holland
    Mitt Romney won contests in Maryland and Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to tighten his grip on the race for the Republican presidential nomination and looked to land a big blow on rival Rick Santorum with an expected victory in Wisconsin. It was a strong start for the front-runner on a big day in the Republican search for a candidate to send against Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election. Television networks projected that the former Massachusetts Governor Romney was the easy winner over Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul in Maryland. NBC predicted Romney also won in the...
  • Live Thread: GOP Primary election results (WI, MD, DC)

    04/03/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 317 replies
    April 3, 2012
    Fox News & CNN are projecting Romney wins MD in their banners. Santorum wasn't on the DC ballot. Wisconsin polls close at 8pm CDT/9pm EDT.
  • Lessons from the Fall of RomneyCare

    04/01/2012 4:11:50 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 31 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | January/February 2008 | Michael Tanner
    When then-Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney signed into law the nation’s most far-reaching state health care reform proposal, it was widely expected to be a centerpiece of his presidential campaign. In fact Governor Romney bragged that he would "steal" the traditionally Democratic issue of health care. "Issues which have long been the province of the Democratic Party to claim as their own will increasingly move to the Republican side of the aisle," he told Bloomberg News Service shortly after signing the bill. He told other reporters that the biggest difference between his health care plan and Hillary Clinton’s was "mine got...
  • Not-So-Smooth Operator

    03/30/2012 7:32:19 AM PDT · by magellan · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 29, 2012 | Peggy Noonan
    Not-So-Smooth OperatorObama increasingly comes across as devious and dishonest.Something's happening to President Obama's relationship with those who are inclined not to like his policies. They are now inclined not to like him. His supporters would say, "Nothing new there," but actually I think there is. I'm referring to the broad, stable, nonradical, non-birther right. Among them the level of dislike for the president has ratcheted up sharply the past few months. It's not due to the election, and it's not because the Republican candidates are so compelling and making such brilliant cases against him. That, actually, isn't happening. What is...
  • Breitbart is Here: D.C. Chapter's 13th Annual Freep of White House Correspondents Dinner 4/28/12

    03/30/2012 9:29:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 58 replies
    Friday, March 30, 2012 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com invites you to join us at our 13th annual freep of the White House Correspondents Association dinner this April 28.Our theme this year, in tribute to our late fellow FReeper, andrew, is Breitbart is Here.We are asking participants to wear Breitbart is Here t-shirts and/or carry Breitbart is Here posters for the demonstration.We will have a limited supply of t-shirts and posters based on the I Own the World design, but you can get your own at Anthem Studios. Proceeds go to a fund for Breitbart's family.This freep is the most fun one that we...
  • Obama Campus Fervor Losing to Apathy as Students Sour on 2012

    03/30/2012 5:30:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    Bloomberg | Mar 29, 2012 | Andrew Theen
    Click here to read it.