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  • Amelia Earhart: Why is Hillary Clinton backing new search?

    03/21/2012 2:58:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/20/12 | Peter Grier
    Amelia Earhart: Why is Hillary Clinton backing new search? (+video)By Peter Grier | Christian Science Monitor – 14 hrs ago Hillary Clinton and the US State Department are backing a new search for the remains of Amelia Earhart and her famous Lockheed Electra 10E. In doing so they are attempting to help solve one of the 20th century’s most famous mysteries: What happened to Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan when they disappeared in the Pacific on the fateful day of July 2, 1937. **SNIP** Why the US support for this effort? Well, for one thing, Clinton herself is something of...
  • 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...
  • The Goldilocks approach to ammunition bans

    03/21/2012 5:47:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies · 1+ views
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 March, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    "This ammunition is too 'toxic.'" "This ammunition is too capable of defeating police body armor." As for finding ammunition that will be judged to be "just right," don't hold your breath. There is a renewed push underway to compel the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban lead bullets and shotgun pellets. From the New York Times: Citing risks to birds and to human health, roughly 100 environmental groups formally asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency this week to ban or at least impose limits on lead in the manufacturing of bullets and shotgun pellets for hunting or recreation. The bans,...
  • Is The Obama Administration Evil?

    03/21/2012 6:21:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 47 replies · 5+ views
    Right Side News ^ | March 20, 2012 | J.D. Longstreet
    Back in the 1970's, a novel was written by "Thomas Luke," a nom de plume (by the way) for Graham Masterton. The title of the book was/is "The Hell Candidate." The premise of the story is that a candidate for President of the United States makes a pact with Satan to secure the presidency. The reader follows "the hell candidate" through the campaign, which, of course, he wins. OK. Before you ask -- yes, I did read the novel, back when it was published in the seventies. No pun intended -- that cussed book made a heck of an impression....
  • 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...
  • Patton: Obama’s Policies Returning America to Slavery

    03/20/2012 5:10:27 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 26 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | March 20, 2012 | Doug Patton
    Longtime readers of my columns know that my favorite movie is “Braveheart,” Mel Gibson’s 1995 tale of Scottish leader William Wallace. One of my favorite lines from that film is Wallace’s rebellious reply to a statement uttered by the English princess regarding compromise with a tyrant — in this case Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England. “Peace is made in such ways,” the princess naďvely proclaims to our hero. “Slaves are made in such ways!” Wallace snaps. Therein lies the truth of dealing with the treachery of Barack Obama, whose policies are turning America into a nation of slaves....
  • Energy crisis only joke to Obama

    03/20/2012 3:21:18 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies · 1+ views
    boston herald ^ | 3/20/2012 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    President Barack Obama’s shtick on energy is getting old. The latest version in response to rising gasoline prices goes something like this: He can’t really do anything about high gasoline prices; but he has done something about them; anyway it’s all the fault of the greedy oil companies. According to the first part of his shtick, high gasoline prices are not his fault; they result from high crude oil prices driven by geopolitical forces — Middle East instability and increased demand by China and India. “Anybody who tells you we can drill our way out of this problem doesn’t know...
  • Obama Falsely Accuses Fox News Of Calling Him A Muslim

    03/20/2012 4:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | March 20, 2012 | Dana Loesch
    According to lefty journalist David Corn's new book Showdown, President Obama takes the Media Matters route and blames his woes on Fox News. In “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party” — which hits bookstores on Tuesday — the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones chronicles the White House from the 2010 midterm elections to the start of the 2012 campaign. The book focuses on key moments of Obama’s presidency, such as Osama bin Laden’s assassination, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Arab Spring, the debt ceiling crisis, and...
  • The Buffett Rule would bring in less than $3 billion a year in revenue

    03/20/2012 2:56:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama has spent the last seven months demanding a surtax for the wealthy as a needed revenue resource to balance the federal budget and restore "fairness" to the tax system. In making that case, Obama has often used the anecdote provided to him by multibillionaire Warren Buffett and how his secretary pays a lower tax rate than he does --- although Obama rarely explains that the difference comes from lower tax rates on risk-related income rather than salary, which rewards and encourages further risk-taking and boosts the economy. Now the Joint Committee on Taxation has scored Obama's Buffett Rule,...
  • ABC News Reports Highest March Gas Prices; Stephanopoulos Giddy Over Possible Drop

    03/20/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 20, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Wheee!!! Break out the champagne! Put on your party hats! ABC News has announced that we now have the highest gasoline prices ever for March. Huh? So why the celebrations? Because to watch joyful GMA host George Stephanopoulos in the video below the fold you would think we should all be happy because despite the gloomy news about the high gasoline prices, they MIGHT come down soon. First the harsh reality about current gasoline prices as reported by Zunaira Zaki in this ABC News business blog: The average price of a gallon of regular is now $3.87, the highest recorded...
  • President no longer worried about CO2: focus on alternative energy is economic says Obama, ....

    03/20/2012 2:19:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 2+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | March 19, 2012 | Alec Rawls
    Guest post by Alec Rawls“President no longer worried about CO2!” That’s what the headlines should have read last week after Obama presented an elaborate argument that alternative energy is the only viable response to high energy prices without ever once mentioning CO2, global warming or climate change. Instead, he presented the need to lessen our reliance on oil purely as an economic imperative.Back when he thought that global warming was a winning concern Obama used to acknowledge that his anti-CO2 policies were going to cause high energy prices (forcing them to “necessarily skyrocket“). Now he is trying to use the...
  • 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...
  • RACE AND RHETORIC

    03/20/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 1 replies
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | March 20, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    "One of the things that turned up, during a long-overdue cleanup of my office, was an old yellowed copy of the New York Times dated July 24, 1992. One of the front-page headlines said: "White-Black Disparity in Income Narrowed in 80's, Census Shows." The 1980s? Wasn't that the years of the Reagan administration, the "decade of greed," the era of "neglect" of the poor and minorities, if not "covert racism"? More recently, during the administration of America's first black president, a 2011 report from the Pew Research Center has the headline, "Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks...
  • New Flag Being Test Marketed

    03/20/2012 2:00:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 27 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 March 2012 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the current version of the American flag may be out-dated, Democratic Party officials have been trying out a new design in selected locations. If you would like to order one to display at your home or place of business call 678-653-5247. if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at... http://azconservative.org/2012/03/17/drawing-distinctions-between-limbaugh-maher/
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • We're not serfs, and Obama is not our king

    03/20/2012 11:46:58 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 7 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 3/20/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    The American flag has been burnt, spat upon, and otherwise desecrated both in this country and throughout the globe. But to my recollection, it never has been blatantly defiled to promote the personality cult of a president. That is, until now. In Tavares, Fla., a military veteran noticed a flag flying in front of the Lake County Democrat Party headquarters that bore the image of Barack Obama in place of the 50 stars. He informed a few of his veteran buddies, who asked local Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Hurlburt to take it down. The veterans had a legitimate grievance. A...
  • 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...
  • America's hope that Obama is determined to change [his vision is not in our best interest]

    03/20/2012 9:04:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 20, 2012 | Janine Turner
    Newt Gingrich has found a new avenue of influence – the gas station. His campaign stop at a local gas station, holding the gas pump in his hand, decrying the lack of “algae energy” was brilliant. He is correct. There is currently no algae energy available for America’s massive demand and thanks to President Obama, there is no fossil fuel plan, either. He stifles coal. He stifles oil. He stifles natural gas. Fossil fuel production on federal lands is at a nine-year low. His Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, wants gas prices to reach $8.00 a gallon, a la Europe,...
  • Is black support of Obama based only on race?

    03/20/2012 6:40:21 AM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 79 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2012 | Don Surber
    Conventional wisdom hold that black support of Barack Obama is due solely to the color of his skin. I question that. To be sure, he received 95% of the black vote, but 4 years earlier, John Kerry received 89% of the black vote. That 6% difference is magnified by a noticeable increase in the black vote. But President Obama also received a slightly higher percentage of the white vote. Maybe black people overall have a different view of government from white people do. Maybe black people believe in the central government more because of their experience in the South in...
  • 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...
  • CBS: National Debt has increased more under Obama than under Bush

    03/20/2012 7:46:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 3-19-12 | Mark Knoller
    The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama's three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency. The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office. The latest posting from the Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department shows the National Debt now stands at $15.566 trillion. It was $10.626 trillion on President Bush's last day in office, which coincided with President Obama's first day. The National Debt also now exceeds...
  • White House Admits Asking Media to Scrub Reports of Malia Obama's Mexican Vacation

    03/20/2012 7:37:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 182 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 20, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    After it was reported Monday that Malia Obama was going to Mexico for spring break with 25 Secret Service agents, people began to notice that such reports were being scrubbed from the Internet. Politico's Dylan Byers reported Tuesday this was done at the request of the White House: The AFP page for the story now links to a story titled "Senegal music star Youssou Ndour hits campaign trail," as does the Yahoo page. The Huffington Post page now links directly back to the Huffington Post homepage. The Daily Mail, Telegraph, and Australian stories now lead to 404 error pages,...
  • NYC Makes Meredith Graves Gun Case Go Away

    03/19/2012 5:59:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 19 March, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Maybe the most widely known of the out-of-towners recently snagged by NYC’s web of anti-gun laws, Meredith Graves took a misdemeanor plea deal this morning, paid a $200 fine and, do doubt, got the hell out of Dodge. Almost no one who purports to be in charge in the Big Apple wanted to see Graves, a nursing student from Tennessee, do any time. As we pointed out earlier, making a sympathetic example of her would only have provided a never-ending supply of ammo to HR 822 proponents and made it that much harder for New York to keep its crazily...
  • 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...
  • Obama’s war on liberty

    03/20/2012 7:32:40 AM PDT · by StaffiT · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 19, 2012 | Joan R. Neubauer
    That agenda is to lead us to European-style socialism. Despite the fact that socialism has caused the European economy to tank. Despite the fact its results have fomented rioting in the streets. Despite the fact that it has failed miserably. But Obama and his cohorts have an agenda, the agenda of the elites who feel they know better than the rest of us. In addition, they have the mistaken impression that any rights We the People may have, derive from government. They, as the ruling class will decide what rights we may or may not enjoy, a concept anathema to...
  • 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...
  • Rove: Disappointed Obama Donors Turning Off The Spigot

    03/19/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    newsmax. ^ | Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 11:54 AM | By Richard Wagner
    Democrats disappointed with President Barack Obama are withholding campaign donations, leaving him well below his campaign’s fundraising goals, political analyst Karl Rove writes in an opinion column in The Wall Street Journal. Reports issued by the Obama campaign show that donations have trickled in at a rate of about half of the $50 million a month needed to reach the campaign’s goal of a $1 billion war chest for the 2012 race. Through January, the president had raised an average of $24 million a month for his campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Compared with an average of $29...
  • 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...
  • House Will Kill Obamacare's Medicare Rationing Panel This Week

    03/19/2012 12:53:59 PM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies · 1+ views
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-16 | Ryan Ellis
    The U.S. House of Representatives this week will be voting on H.R. 452, the “Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011.” This bill would repeal the Medicare rationing board known as “IPAB,” and is part of a full repeal of the jobs-killing Obamacare law. The harmful Obamacare law created a new and unelected government panel known as “IPAB.” The basic role of IPAB would be to institute price controls and rationing within the Medicare system. This is the same type of wrong-headed price controls attempted in socialized medicine systems throughout the world. It doesn’t work anywhere else, and it won’t work...
  • Class Action Filed Against Taxpayer-Backed First Solar

    03/19/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 19, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    Securities law firms are lining up to get a piece of the action after a class action lawsuit was filed against federally subsidized First Solar, Inc., allegedly because the company failed to disclose the massive costs it was incurring due to defects in its solar panels, leading investors to believe the company’s stock was worth more than its actual value. The complaint, filed by the New York-based Pomerantz, Haudek, Grossman, & Gross law firm, claims that First Solar executives – including founder Michael Ahearn and former CEO Robert Gillette – “made false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed...
  • Democrats Infiltrate Chicago GOP with 'Schakowsky Republicans'

    03/19/2012 10:16:17 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/18/12 | Rebel Pundit
    What's a Schakowsky Republican you ask? Good question.... Probably not much different than many "Chicago Republicans." If you are any bit familiar with the Chicago machine, it is no secret that the Chicago GOP that does exist, along with the state Republican Party itself, is heavily influenced by democrats and democrat operatives. But it looks like one of their operatives got a little sloppy in this year's 2nd Ward Republican Committeeman race. A citizen journalist sends us the following: Mirlinda Vula Feierstein, Candidate for 2nd Ward Republican Committeeman sure has an interesting campaign strategy. In late January, concerned citizens of...
  • THE INJUSTICE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

    03/19/2012 4:49:34 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 33 replies · 2+ views
    email | March 18, 2012 | Tom Durbin
    What is social justice? That is a very important question! Do you know what it is? If we listen carefully, we are hearing those words [social justice] frequently, wrapped with words like fairness, fair share, and equality. How can social justice be anything but apple pie and motherhood, particularly when it’s packaged with fairness and equality? ‘Justice’ is a virtue…much like faith, hope and charity are religious virtues. Justice is goodness and rightness and encompasses moral principles. Social refers to the relation of human beings in a community. So, social justice should mean embracing moral principles and goodness by human...
  • Obamacare's Five Tax Increases That Most Hurt Seniors

    03/19/2012 9:43:57 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies · 1+ views
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-18 | Ryan Ellis
    The jobs-killing Obamacare law contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and employers. Many of these tax increases fall on families making less than $250,000--a direct violation of candidate Obama's promise not to raise "any form" of taxes on these families. In less than a week, the third anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law will take place. The Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments about the constitutionality of Obamacare next week. Out of the 20 new or higher taxes in Obamacare, here are the five that most hurt seniors: Individual Mandate excise tax penalty. Many seniors...
  • 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...
  • The Obama Administration: All Your Privacy And All Your Stuff Belong To Us (Wake up America!)

    03/19/2012 7:33:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Did you know that the federal government claims that it can take away your constitutional rights any time that it wants to? Over the past several decades, there have been an endless parade of laws and executive orders that have been slowly and methodically carving up our rights under the U.S. Constitution. Most Americans are not even aware of the "creeping totalitarianism" that is happening. Most Americans just trust the "authorities" when they tell us that certain things "must be done" in order to keep us all safe.  But even if we gave up all of our privacy, even if...
  • The Hill Poll: Voter gloom on Obama’s jobs, gas, debt policies

    03/19/2012 2:36:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/19/12 | Elise Viebeck
    The Hill Poll: Voter gloom on Obama’s jobs, gas, debt policiesBy Elise Viebeck - 03/19/12 05:00 AM ET Half of likely voters expect the Supreme Court to strike down President Obama’s signature healthcare law, and strong majorities see other major policies coming from the White House making life more difficult for themselves and the country, according to this week’s The Hill Poll. The poll indicated that 49 percent of likely voters said they expect a court ruling that is unfavorable to the Affordable Care Act, while just 29 percent think it will be upheld and 22 percent aren’t sure. On...
  • Gas Prices Still Going Up, Refineries Shutting Down

    03/19/2012 6:44:11 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Boise Weekly ^ | March 18th | George Prentice
    Energy industry analysts say there's no relief in sight at the nation's gas pumps. While prices jumped 6 percent in February, market experts said many of the nation's refineries have been idled or shut down permanently because their owners claimed they were losing money on them. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sunoco is expected to close another of its large refineries this July, "taking another 335,000 barrels per day in production capacity off the market."
  • 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 —...
  • Free Sterilizations Must be Offered to All College Women, Says HHS

    03/18/2012 7:15:23 PM PDT · by McBuff · 74 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | March 17, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - All student health care plans covering female college students in the United States must include coverage for free voluntary sterilization surgery, the Department of Health and Human Services announced late Friday afternoon. Women of college age who do not attend school will also get free sterilization coverage whether they are insured through an employer, their parents, or some form of government-subsidized plan.
  • Obama's Executive Order Authorizes Peacetime Martial Law

    03/19/2012 5:35:58 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 107 replies · 2+ views
    New American ^ | 3-18-12 | Joe Wolverton, II
    President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order on March 16 giving the White House absolute control over all the country’s natural resources in case of a natural disaster or during a time of war. In the order, the National Defense Resources Preparedness Order, the President granted to himself the authority to approve the dispensing of all domestic energy, production, transportation, food, and water supplies as he deems necessary to protect national security. Despite the national defense hurdle that ostensibly must be jumped in order for the order to take effect, the text of the document itself does not limit implementation...
  • Bristol Palin: Mr. President, When Should I Expect Your Call?

    03/19/2012 2:53:15 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 132 replies · 5+ views
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | March 19, 2012 | Bristol Palin
    Bristol Palin is following the fighting spirit of her famous “Mama” Grizzly! On her blog, she wrote a very compelling message to the President. ".... Dear President Obama, You don’t know my telephone number, but I hope your staff is busy trying to find it. Ever since you called Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, I figured I might be next. You explained to reporters you called her because you were thinking of your two daughters, Malia and Sasha. After all, you didn’t want them to think it was okay for men to treat them that way:...
  • 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.