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  • ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding

    10/09/2012 10:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 146 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2012
    Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review. After TheDC made preliminary inquiries Monday to confirm Obama’s attendance at the wedding, ABC leaked a pre-emptive statement to liberal-leaning news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was...
  • Is President Obama Mentally Competent - the $5 T Gaffe?

    10/09/2012 8:27:46 PM PDT · by kathsua · 32 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | October 8, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama's obsession with a mythical Mitt Romney $5 trillion tax cut raises serious questions about Obama's mental health. The federal government only receives about $1.2 trillion in total income taxes per year. There is no way a $5 trillion tax cut would be possible in the short term. Congress would have to almost eliminate the income tax to produce a $5 trillion cut in 5 years. Cutting $500 billion a year would take 10 years to produce a $5 trillion cut. Cutting $250 billion a year would take 20 years to produce $5 trillion in cuts. I considered...
  • Romney Jumps to Lead in Another Poll

    10/09/2012 6:30:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 9, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Whoa. Public Policy Polling sometimes acts like Public Policy Trolling. Tom Jensen’s outfit will publish polls that are not just outliers from other polls, they can be outliers from our realm in the time-space continuum. They had Obama leading Rick Perry in Texas, at the height of Perry’s presidential buzz last year, for instance, and PPP’s polls tend to lean more left than other polls. I bring all of that up, to drop this hammer on you. Mitt Romney has overtaken President Obama in a Public Policy Polling survey released on Tuesday. Romney won 49 percent support from likely voters...
  • Clueless Obama Supporters at Occupy Wall Street Protest (anyone know much about Adam Kokesh?)

    10/09/2012 5:53:16 PM PDT · by workerbee · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 2011
    Pay special attention to the Harvard Girl at 2:33-4:22, and 7:51-9:27 Wow -- and we used to laugh at Miss Teen South Carolina for her "insight" into U.S. maps and the Iraqi War!
  • Romney Targets Obama Voters-As Polls Show Tighter Race, Gov. Tries to Peel Supporters From Pres.

    10/09/2012 5:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 9, 2012 | Colleen McCain Nelson and Patrick O'Connor
    With new polls showing his campaign gaining momentum, Mitt Romney is venturing into what might be viewed as unfriendly territory, visiting counties in swing states that voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 and urging the president's supporters to switch sides. The strategy is crucial to the Republican nominee: With the pool of undecided voters now small, Mr. Romney's best path to building a majority includes stripping Mr. Obama of some of his more tentative supporters. "I'd like you to go out and find one person who voted for Barack Obama, or maybe two or three or four or five,...
  • Democrats Harassing Voter Integrity Group True the Vote (Elijah Cummings)

    10/09/2012 2:52:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings is harassing the voter integrity group True the Vote, which is led by President Catherine Engelbrecht. Cummings is asking the group to produce a number of documents by October 14 and sent a letter to Engelbrecht last week expressing his concern with the group's "illegimate voter registration challenges," or in other words, efforts to expose voter fraud. In order to examine why your organization appears to be responsible for so many illegitimate voter registration challenges, I request that you provide the following information and documents: (1) a list of all individual...
  • Obama Zombies on Twitter Threaten to Riot if BHO Loses His Re-election Bid

    10/09/2012 11:00:50 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 149 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 9, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    New civility: Obama supporters threaten to riot if Romney wins; Update: Deleted tweets (Note: Below are some samples of the Tweets posted by Obama supporters, reported and re-posted on the Twitchy site. Link over to Twitchy to read the rest.) If Romney wins I'm Starting a Riot....Who's WIT ME??? — Facey!™ (@daboifacey) October 08, 2012 Is this what Obama meant when he called for a “more civil” tone in U.S. politics? I Hope The USA Is Well Aware That If In The Event This Character Romney Wins The Election, The People Will Start A Country Wide Riot! #Power— John Kramer...
  • Scary: Obama Appointed the Jobs Number Cruncher; Scarier: Her Resume

    10/09/2012 12:33:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/09/2012 | Charles Payne
    First, I'm a grandfather for the first time, and it's an amazing blessing. The country my granddaughter has come into is at a very dangerous point. The economy is teetering, but Main Street is being told it's all okay. What's problematic is the rapid decline in the last year. That unemployment rate number on Friday was a total farce, but even if it was completely honest, 7.8% is way too high for an economy that supposedly turned the corner a long time ago. The number doesn't jibe, with an economy growing at 1.3%. The only honest aspect of the report...
  • Cook County mulling violence tax on guns and ammunition

    10/09/2012 12:26:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies
    Chicago ^ | October 9, 2012 | LISA DONOVAN
    Cook County Reporter ldonovan@suntimes.com Drawing the ire of the gun lobby, Cook County Board President Preckwinkle is eyeing a violence tax on guns and ammunition sold in the city and suburbs, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Such a tax alone wouldn’t close a $115 million budget gap in 2013, but it could at least funnel money into the county’s $3 billion operation — where roughly two-thirds of the budget pays for both the county’s public health clinics and two hospitals along with the criminal justice system that includes the courts and jail. “If we were to pursue a tax on...
  • Big Bird - Obama for America TV Ad

    Watch this......you know the moment a campaign falls into ridicule of itself and you can't take them seriously ever again. Journo's falling over laughing this morning, calling it the "jump the shark moment"
  • Perspective: No Body Count from Watergate but Hundreds Dead from Fast and Furious

    10/09/2012 6:29:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6 October, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Watergate is arguably the most sinister crime a Democrat can find to present to the American people when trying to silence a Republican. But it pales in comparison to the lies, illegal gun sales, weapons trafficking, and wholesale slaughter of innocents we've seen as a result of Fast and Furious. Think about it -- Watergate was a break-in, the goal of which was secure some "dirt" on Democrats to help Richard Nixon during his re-election bid in 1972. Nixon, the man vilified for it, didn't even know about it until after the break-in had already happened, and his crime was...
  • More Republicans than Democrats Requesting Absentee Ballots in Four Swing States

    10/09/2012 12:23:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    From a memo by RNC political director Rick Wiley: In at least four key swing states in 2008, Obama won handily among early voters, allowing him to win those state without winning the actual Election Day vote. He will not have the same early vote lead this year because our Absentee Balloting operation is producing promising results. In Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, and Nevada Republicans have requested more absentee ballots than Democrats. While we run programs in every battleground state, not all states track ballots by voter identification, so we can only measure our progress in certain ones.As of...
  • MSNBC: Why can’t Team Obama stop talking about the debate?

    10/09/2012 12:06:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 9, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Chuck Todd appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier today to discuss Team Obama strategy — and perhaps staffing — in the wake of their debate debacle. Six days later, not only is the Barack Obama campaign still talking about the debate, they’ve released an ad about perhaps the least important issue mentioned in it … Big Bird. Instead of changing the subject, they’re continuing to extend the damage, and Mike Barnicle asked Todd about their strange obsession with the debate rather than finding anything else to discuss. Todd agrees, and says that “Chicago” may be making some personnel changes in...
  • ObamaCare transforming America into Part-Timer Nation?

    10/09/2012 9:13:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Under ObamaCare, companies of more than 50 workers who do not provide health-insurance coverage have to pay significant fines, although not nearly as costly as the insurance itself. That alone might have employers bailing out of the health-insurance market, but the Orlando Sentinel reports that at least one company is testing a way to avoid both costs. Employers do not have to provide health-insurance coverage to part-time workers under ObamaCare as long as they work less than 30 hours a week, and one restaurant company has begun experimenting with changing over entire staffs to part-time work to avoid the ObamaCare...
  • POLITICO, NBC, ABC, MSNBC CRITICIZE TEAM OBAMA'S 'ABSURD' BIG BIRD AD (More signs Zero is done)

    10/09/2012 9:46:14 AM PDT · by Snuph · 75 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9 Oct 2012 | John Nolte
    At the same time Team Obama released a childish ad hitting Mitt Romney for daring to consider removing multimillionaire, one-percenter Big Bird from the federal government welfare rolls, the Romney campaign released a devastating graphic that shows that since his debate debacle, Barack Obama has mention Big Bird and Elmo 13 times but has not mentioned Libya or his plan to fix the economy even once.
  • Hmmmm: Obama Campaign Allowing IP Proxies for Donors

    10/09/2012 10:04:47 AM PDT · by Snuph · 13 replies
    Jawa Report ^ | October 09, 2012 | Rusty
    However, this time it's getting interesting. John E. has this about the weak security that Obama uses to match donor information from redirects which are mostly foreign, and Doug Ross now sees evidence in the websites html that Obama's people are intentionally allowing proxy IP's to be used by their donors. That last bit? That's more than a little fishy.
  • Another Obama green-tech subsidy recipient begins furloughs for workers

    10/09/2012 10:29:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    When Barack Obama arrived in Holland, Michigan to break ground for the new Compact Power plant in July 2010, he promised that the $150 million in subsidies that prompted the construction of the new facility would result in more than 300 jobs and an assembly line producing batteries for the Chevy Volt and the Ford Focus electric vehicles. He told workers that these batteries and jobs would not have been possible without his massive stimulus package, which funded his green-tech subsidy program at the Department of Energy (via Nexis): So for years, you've heard about manufacturing jobs disappearing overseas. You...
  • California Education Officials Violate Education Code Section 7054

    10/09/2012 8:26:47 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-10-04 | Matt Blumenfeld
    During the course of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign for Proposition 30, the estimated $6 billion income and sales tax hike on the November ballot, school officials throughout the state have been warning students through letters, emails, rallies, and word of mouth that the passage of this ballot measure is essential and necessary for the continuation of the California educational system as it currently stands. While school officials are allowed to voice their personal opinion on an issue outside of their professional role, they are not allowed to lobby students or their parents on ballot measures using educational funds, as...
  • Obama’s Global Tax Plans – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/08/2012 9:27:28 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/8/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama won’t tell us his plans, but here they are: a series of UN imposed global taxes on all Americans. Tune in!
  • Material Girl Wimps Out – Nixes Muslim Bridal Dress for New Video… It’s Too Dangerous

    10/08/2012 8:16:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    gateway ^ | October 8, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Madonna didn’t 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. It’s 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 won’t be wearing it on stage
  • Dream Act Might Be a Nightmare for Employers

    10/07/2012 3:48:05 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Copyright © 2012 JD Supra, LLC ^ | on 10/1/2012 | by Polsinelli Shughart PC
    The deferred action program is commonly referred to as a “Dream Act;” however, what is one individual’s dream may turn into a nightmare for an employer. As part of applying for deferred action qualifying aliens are also eligible for employment authorization. Generally, work permit applications take two to three months to process so by this fall, potentially hundreds of thousands of individuals will receive lawful permission to work in the United States. Some of these individuals might already be employed by your company. Employees provide at the time of hire documents to confirm their identity and ability to work in...
  • Reagan vs. Obama – Another Reminder of Obama's Failed Economic Policies

    10/08/2012 9:23:05 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-10-05 | Kyle Pomerleau
    Today’s unemployment report resembled Obama’s debate performance: poor and misleading. Wednesday, the President tried to convince the American people that they are better off than they were 4 years ago, but Americans are not buying it. When the numbers are all against you, it is hard to disguise failure. Today’s job report reflects that failure. The report showed the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent, with the economy adding only 114,000 more jobs in the month of September. This is being hailed as good news by the President and the media. It speaks to how bad the economy is if...
  • Taliban Threatens to Bomb Code Pink Demonstration in Pakistan

    10/08/2012 8:40:04 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 66 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/06/12 | Ericka Ritz
    (TheBlaze/AP) — About three dozen American anti-war activists are headed toward Pakistan’s militant-riddled tribal belt to protest U.S. drone strikes, but a faction of the Taliban has warned that suicide bombers will prevent their demonstration. The anti-war activists– many of whom are from the far left women’s organization Code Pink– are reportedly joined by thousands of Pakistanis in their march, and their motorcade is being led by ex-cricket star turned politician Imran Khan. Militants have dismissed Khan as a mere tool of the West despite his condemnation of the drone strikes, which have killed many Islamist insurgent leaders. Odds are,...
  • Report: Obama Campaign Soliciting Foreign Donations (Again)

    10/08/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    The Government Accountability Institute released a blockbuster study today on the issue of foreign donations in American politics, and in particular, the Obama campaign. The study determined three key findings: The absence of the industry-standard CVV and unknown use of AVS anti-fraud security for online credit card donations. The presence of a branded, major third-party owned website (Obama.com) redirects its 68% foreign traffic to a campaign donation page. Active foreign solicition using indiscriminate email solicitations and exposure to social media. The branded site, Obama.com, was created in Shanghai, China, by an Obama bundler, but its present registration information is hidden....
  • Obama’s 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 Obama’s plans for Ohio’s suburban communities? The answer may shock you. President Obama aims to help Ohio’s Democrats bail out your state’s struggling cities by forcibly transferring suburban tax money to urban treasuries. It’s a bold plan to redistribute the wealth of Ohio’s suburbs. It...
  • 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 thereÂ’s been a notable shift of intensity from the...
  • Social engineering is working in California gas market

    10/08/2012 6:56:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    One of the great priorities of the left is to get Americans out of their cars and onto public transportation. When the masses no longer have access to cars, it clears the streets for the limos of the nomenklatura, just as it did in the old USSR, and still does in North Korea. The best way to accomplish this goal is to push up gasoline prices. Energy Secretary Steven Chu famously hoped that energy prices would double, and President Obama also admitted to wanting energy prices to rise, just not too quickly, lest the frog catch on the water is...
  • Perino: Next Thing You Know, Dems Going To Call Paul Ryan ‘Ugly’ ...

    10/08/2012 6:59:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/8/2012 | Alex Alvarez
    The Five‘s Dana Perino stopped by Fox & Friends‘ curvy coach Monday morning, where she was asked to weigh in on a number of topics, including the response to Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama‘s first presidential debate last week — including Democrats’ campaign to paint their Republican rival as a liar. “It’s just nothing that I would ever have done,” Perino said of that tactic. “Remember Charles Krauthammer last week after the debate said that, in five minutes, Mitt Romney turned to dust $150 million worth of negative advertising the Obama campaign spent for six months saying Mitt Romney...
  • 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.
  • 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 Taylor’s 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 doesn’t make it a religious endeavor. Not in the federal government’s book. Not as of August 1, anyway. That was the day that the HHS mandate — a regulation further defining the health-care legislation that then–Speaker...
  • Is the Obama Campaign Being Financed By Foreign Donations?

    10/08/2012 7:45:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 8, 2012 | Eliana Johnson
    Peter Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute is out with a report today on foreign and fraudulent campaign contributions. It is the most comprehensive treatment of the issue to date. The key findings relate to the Obama campaign: * The Obama campaign lacks the “industry standard level” of credit card security for donations * The website Obama.com was purchased by an Obama bundler based in Shanghai, China, with questionable ties to state-run enterprises * 68% of the traffic to Obama.com is foreign, and the site was linked to a specific donation page on the official BarackObama.com campaign website for ten months Schweizer...
  • VA Tech professor touts radical new advance in weapons technology

    10/06/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 October, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    The self-described "progressive" Democracy Now! news program recently interviewed Virginia Tech professor Nikki Giovanni, who taught a class in which VA Tech mass murderer Seung-Hui Cho was (briefly) a student, before she demanded that he leave the class. In the interview, Professor Giovanni advanced some rather startling notions about guns: "I think that guns are not one of our good ideas. I read the Constitution, and I didn’t see anything that said that any fool that wants a gun should have one. What did I miss?" Well, one thing she seems to have missed is that the Constitution does not...
  • How Mitt Romney Won My Vote

    10/08/2012 3:32:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Note: The author would like to thank the Psalmist, Switchfoot, and Samwise for inspiring this column.Back in May of 1999, I made a decision to leave the Democratic Party. It was an easy decision. I had been a Democrat for 11 years. I voted for Dukakis when I was a committed leftist. But, later, when I became a pro-life conservative, there was no room for me in the party. So I became a Republican and also joined the NRA. I've been a straight shooter ever since. Excuse me if that last line sounded heterosexist. I’m a work in regress. As...
  • Food Stamps - The Black Hole You Enter and Never Exit

    10/08/2012 5:44:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Have you heard the rumor that the number of food stamp recipients has increased during President Obama’s term from 28.2 million to 46.6 million? Have you heard that in only three years, the annual cost of the program, which was already astronomical at $35 billion, has soared to $76 billion? It certainly has been the talk of the town (if not the campaign), but does anyone really know how we got to this state of affairs? That is what I set out to discover. Even the most basic details about the program seem surreal. Why in the world is this...
  • Obama meets Hollywood mega-donors during secret “thank-you event” in L.A.

    10/08/2012 5:43:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    During his fundraising trip to Los Angeles this weekend, President Obama began by privately meeting a dozen liberal donors at the home of DreamWorks Animation Chief Jeffery Katzenberg. Obama’s “defender-in-chief,” former President Bill Clinton also attended. When asked by reporters about the nature of the event, White House Traveling Press Secretary Jen Psaki would only say that it was a “thank-you event” “We have actually done meetings or events with high-dollar donors who have maxed out or contributed a high amount to the campaign around other events before, Psaki explained. “So this is one of those events; it’s a thank-you...
  • Obama ad: Romney is 'reckless' with foreign policy

    10/08/2012 5:58:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/8/2012 | Ashley Killough
    s Mitt Romney delivers a foreign policy address Monday in Virginia, he'll be met with a new television ad by his opponent's re-election campaign that highlights the GOP nominee as "reckless" and "amateurish" on international affairs. President Barack Obama's team released a new commercial that they say will run on Virginia airwaves, which criticizes Romney over his recent forays into foreign policy, including his foreign trip and comments on the Libya consulate attack. The 30-second spot features critical news clips of what the commercial calls Romney's "gaffe-filled" trip to England, Israel and Poland. During his tour, the Republican was accused...
  • Backlog of Veterans' Disability Claims Increases 179% Under Obama

    10/07/2012 9:04:37 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies
    CNS news ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | By Matt Cover
    The backlog of veterans’ disability claims has jumped by 179 percent during President Barack Obama’s first term in office, reaching 883,949 outstanding claims, according to Veterans Administration (VA) statistics. (Click Oct. 1, 2012 link.) The backlog of claims is at near-record highs, with 65.8 percent of claims being backlogged for 125 days or more. The total claims include disability claims by veterans as well as from surviving spouses, children, or parents. As the VA explains, these claims are "based upon the effects of disabilities, diseases, or injuries incurred or aggravated during military service." And the claims by spouses, children, or...
  • Multiple Twitter Users Threaten to Assassinate Mitt Romney: ‘Shoot Him Dead’

    10/08/2012 1:43:31 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 October 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The race to the White House can be ugly and cruel, an inconvenient truth that rears its ugly head in U.S. politics every four years. Unfortunately, there will always be those who reserve pure, unadulterated hatred for anyone they disagree with. Nothing displays that fact more clearly than the dozens of horrific death threats made against GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney via Twitter, which were uncovered Sunday night. South Carolina attorney Todd Kincannon, who is also the former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, took notice of the intense hatred coming from the left and directed the threatening...
  • Panic of the Progressives

    10/08/2012 4:52:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Israpundit ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    “The past is never dead,” William Faulkner said, “it’s not even past.” The progressives’ fury over Obama’s meltdown in last week’s debate, and their desperate efforts to get him reelected by any means possible, have to be understood in the context of the long history of the left’s attempt to impose its ideology on the United States. Though successful at capturing the universities, schools, popular culture, and most churches, the left still lusts for the presidency, where the real power lies to change America in line with their ideology. Yet for the last four decades, the left has seen what...
  • AARP Stands by as Obama Gets Mugged by Reality

    10/08/2012 5:12:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 8, 2012 | David Catron
    During last week's presidential debate, realizing that he was taking a beating on the Medicare solvency issue, Barack Obama issued the following cri de coeur: "AARP thinks that the savings that we obtained from Medicare bolster the system, lengthen the Medicare trust fund by eight years." Later, after enduring several more blows to his credibility, the President went on to claim AARP agreed with him that Romney's plan would weaken Medicare. Oddly, the "senior advocacy organization" took offense at these remarks. Having provided full-throated support to the President and the Democrats on Obamacare, and resisted Medicare reform, AARP has begun...
  • Bombshell: Obama Administration Withdrew 16 Member Special Forces Team From Libya

    10/07/2012 11:41:51 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 118 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 7, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Bombshell: The Obama State Department withdrew a 16 member special forces team from Benghazi one month before the deadly attacks on 9-11. Lt. Col. Andy Wood was the leader of the 16 member special forces team whose job it was to protect US personnel in Libya. His team’s mission ended in August a month before the deadly Al-Qaeda attack on 9-11. A six member mobile security team was also withdrawn around the same time. This was despite the fact that there were over a dozen attacks in the country this year. Lt. Col. Wood was subpoenaed to appear at a...
  • Could gun owners lose election over jobs report?

    10/06/2012 7:28:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Days after American Spectator Senior Editor John Fund warned gun owners about the dangers that voter fraud pose for the Second Amendment this year, September’s job report shows a surprising – and some suggest curious – drop below eight percent for the first time since Barack Obama took office. What’s that got to do with gun rights? Plenty, if one is worried about a second Obama term and what it could mean for future Second Amendment court battles, and the proposed United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty. While it is good news for those who now have jobs, several people...
  • US Foodstamp Usage Rises To New Record High

    10/05/2012 4:28:45 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 10/5/2012 | Tyler Durden
    ...[T]here was one other, far more important data point released by the government's Department of Agriculture, sufficiently late after the market close to impact no risk assets. That data point of course was foodstamps (or the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka SNAP), and we are confident that no readers will be surprised to learn that foodstamp usage for both persons and households, has jumped to a new all time record. At 46,681,833 million the persons hooked on SNAP, the July number crossed the previous record posted a short month before, as the foodstamp curve continues 'plumbing' newer and greater...
  • Bret Baier’s Fox News Reporting Special – ‘Behind Obama’s Green Agenda’

    Does Obama have radical “green” roots? Bret Baier travels across America, revealing rogue regulators, tracing the truth about the president’s environmental agenda and exposing programs that could devastate our economy! Check out a sneak peek of the special below, and tune in on Sunday at 9p ET to watch the full ‘Fox News Reporting: Behind Obama’s Green Agenda’ on Fox News.
  • Lawmaker Refuses Pledge of Allegiance

    10/07/2012 12:13:29 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Pennsylvania state Representative Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia) declined to lead attendees of a House State Government Committee meeting in a pledge of allegiance. Although the pledge has normally been considered a non-controversial ritual for such meetings, Josephs found it to be highly objectionable. “Where do I begin to enumerate the improprieties of injecting these words into our process,” Josephs said. “Well, first off, this is a state legislature, not a federal legislature. Why should my allegiance, or lack thereof, to the nation be an issue? What relevance does it have to the State of Pennsylvania?” “Second, the pledge mentions God,” Josephs...
  • Md. Dems face redistricting mutiny

    10/06/2012 8:13:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2012 | Charles Mahtesian
    As Maryland voters prepare for a November referendum to decide the fate of the state’s new congressional map, Montgomery Gazette columnist Blair Lee chronicles the quandary faced by Democratic Party leaders in strongly Democratic, earnestly liberal and good government-oriented Montgomery County. On one hand, the newly drawn map — one of the most ridiculously gerrymandered in the nation — maximizes Democratic opportunities across the state. On the other, the new congressional lines are an indefensible affront to good government — an issue of concern in the affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., one the nation’s top goo-goo outposts.
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings Attacks Tea Party (Threatens with prosecution)

    10/05/2012 9:07:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 5, 2012 | Christian Adams
    Rep. Elijah Cummings needs someone in his office that knows election law to write his next letter attacking the Tea Party. This week, Cummings sent a nastygram letter to the Houston based Tea Party group True the Vote. The organization has been working to clean up the voter rolls of dead and ineligible voters. Apparently this sort of civic minded volunteerism rubbed Cummings the wrong way. The Baltimore Sun reported his threats to a group of law-abiding private citizens: In a letter to Texas-based True the Vote, the Baltimore Democrat argues that the group and its affiliates have been unsuccessful...
  • As Partisan Rancor Rises, States That Back a Loser Will Be Punished

    10/05/2012 5:57:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 5, 2012 | Joel Kotkin
    Never mind the big-tent debate talk from both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney about how their respective politics will benefit all Americans. There’s a broader, ugly truth that as the last traces of purple fade from the electoral map, whoever wins will have little reason to take care of much of the country that rejected them. At least since the dissolving of the “solid South” in the late ’50s and early ’60s, both parties have competed to extend their reach to virtually every region. As recently as 1996, Democrat Bill Clinton could compete in the South, winning several states in...
  • Obama Wants High Gas Prices

    10/05/2012 2:14:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This rising gas prices business. I had a memory jog during the break, so I went back and searched our own broadcast archives. Do you remember all those stories that the rising gas price didn't matter to you anymore? Remember all of those stories? Like this from Reuters, Wednesday, August 22nd: "Rising Gas Prices Aren't a Big Concern for Voters," by John Whitesides. CNNMoney.com: "Rising Gas Prices Aren't as Bad as You Think," March 21st, 2012. There were a bunch of more, and we marveled at them. Just as there were stories in the mid-nineties when Clinton...