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  • Walker Talks Policy, Dems Talk Hooters

    04/16/2012 8:57:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | 4-16-12 | John Hinderaker
    The Wisconsin recall race is nearing a climax, as Democrats will hold a primary on May 8 to select a challenger for Governor Walker, and the general election will take place on June 5. The recall election is expected to be close, with pretty nearly everyone in Wisconsin already having made up his or her mind on the race. On the other hand, one of the Democrats’ problems is that don’t get to just run an anti-Walker campaign. They have to nominate a specific candidate to run against the governor. That puts them in more or less the same position...
  • Romney Tells Obama to ‘Start Packing’ in ABC News Exclusive Interview

    04/16/2012 1:15:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/16/2012 | Russell Goldman
    Russell Goldman By Russell Goldman @GoldmanRussell Follow on Twitter Apr 16, 2012 2:50pm Romney Tells Obama to ‘Start Packing’ in ABC News Exclusive Interview Email 48 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print Acting very much like the GOP nominee, Mitt Romney sent a curt message to President Obama today: “Start packing.” The message, delivered with a chuckle, came in an exclusive interview with “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer who asked the presumptive GOP nominee if he had something to say to the president. Romney said Obama’s “policies have not helped the American people. They have not helped get jobs,...
  • Wisconsin recall is high-stakes bet for unions

    04/14/2012 7:59:26 AM PDT · by no dems · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2012 | Sam Hananel
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Unions are facing a make-or-break moment in their campaign to drive Wisconsin's Republican governor from office. "After devoting so much effort, energy and funds to the recall, unions have to show positive results or it will be judged to be a sign of a weakened labor movement," said Gary Chaison, professor at Clark University. The recall primary in Wisconsin is May 8, and the general election is June 5. Such massive, costly campaigns have taken a toll on unions, diverting resources they could have spent helping political allies or organizing new members. "Unions are not bottomless...
  • Report: Democrat-controlled Senate laziest in 20 years

    04/16/2012 12:47:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    For those who need proof that the Senate was a do-nothing chamber in 2011 beyond the constant partisan bickering and failure to pass a federal budget, there is now hard evidence that it was among the laziest in 20 years. In her latest report, Secretary of the Senate Nancy Erickson revealed a slew of data that put the first session of the 112th Senate at the bottom of Senates since 1992 in legislative productivity, an especially damning finding considering that it wasn’t an election year when congressional action is usually lower. For example, while the Democratically-controlled Senate was in session...
  • Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious

    04/16/2012 11:08:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/12 | Ben Shapiro
    In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House. As Pavlich recounts, the first mainstream media outlet to report on Fast and Furious was CBS Evening News, which aired a report by Sharyl Attkinson. She stated that the scandal itself was so awful that “some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.” She pointed out that the Bureau of...
  • Dem. lawmaker 'proud' that EPA regs have 'scrapped' three coal power plants in Nevada

    04/16/2012 11:11:40 AM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 26 replies
    Write on Nevada ^ | April 15, 2012 | Victor Joecks
    In case you needed any more evidence that President Obama's "all of the above" talking point on energy policy is a joke, Nevada Assemblyman "Tick" Segerblom, D.-Clark County, just wrote an op-ed bragging about how a recent ruling from Obama's EPA will kill coal power. Media analysts from left and right are predicting that the most recent EPA rule-making decision spells the ultimate end of Big Coal as utilities turn to cleaner, cheaper sources for energy. In the five years since the Supreme Court made its ruling, Nevada has moved faster than many other states to accommodate a new regulatory...
  • Media Malpractice [Liberal "news" and George Zimmerman]

    04/15/2012 5:32:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 2012 | Mark Hemingway
    Any hope that the media might fairly and responsibly cover the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin was effectively doomed the moment Al Sharpton descended on Sanford, Florida, and started holding rallies with the victim’s family. Recall that Sharpton once said of Clarence Thomas’s tenure on the Supreme Court, “I remember growing up reading Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Now I get to see it.” Unless they agree with his race-driven political agenda, Sharpton is not above accusing even African Americans of wanting to return to a day when the Fugitive Slave Act was still on the books.
  • Obama in Colombia plotting US Gun confiscation using foreign troops

    04/15/2012 1:07:28 PM PDT · by yank in the UK · 84 replies
    Enter the US Army Military Personnel Exchange Program, wherein officers in the US Army are being exchanged with officers from countries around the world for the purported purpose of cross training for international crisis.  What is happening right before our eyes is the international soviet socialist elite are putting together an international coalition army for the purpose of disarming the American citizens. Understand, this army must be coordinated and considering the reality of diverse languages requires a communication system which has to be established before this foreign army can begin operations in the United States.  This is why we have...
  • Breitbart Disciple Exposes Red Influence in Congress

    04/15/2012 7:35:21 AM PDT · by radioone · 18 replies
    Noisyroom.net ^ | 4-12-12 | Cliff Kincaid
    Rep. Allen West’s comments about alleged communists in Congress have led to what West calls “A lot of buzz and inaccurate reporting” in the media. Some reporters have nitpicked West on whether he has concrete proof of actual card-carrying members of the Communist Party USA in the Congress. Politico called him a McCarthyite and actually quoted a spokesman for the Communist Party as saying that West didn’t know what he was talking about. But the alternative media, led by www.rebelpundit.com, have been covering the story of how the international communist movement, responsible for about one hundred million dead, is very...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Heroic Effort Saves Plant

    04/14/2012 2:22:34 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Over $200,000 in federal stimulus funds were used to relocate one manzanita bush from a highway median in San Francisco. This feat was undertaken even though the normal practice is simply to bulldoze unwanted vegetation in the path of roadway expansion. “Every life is precious,” explained Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) in whose district the expenditure was made. “Just because the same plant can be bought from a commercial nursery for under $20 doesn’t mean we should wantonly kill one merely because it is unwanted. Luckily, we were able to find it an adoptive home.” The plant’s new home will be...
  • Pelosi Confident Women’s Votes Will Mean Democratic Sweep in November

    04/14/2012 11:09:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 37 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) says she is confident she will regain the gavel when Democrats sweep the November elections. “Just looking at the top of the ticket has to give every Democrat a sense of optimism,” Pelosi crowed. “On the GOP side we have Mitt Romney—a man who virtually imprisoned his own wife, kept her from seeking gainful employment and used her to breed five children—all sons, mind you. Are women going to vote for this kind of misogynist or are they going to appreciate that before he was president Senator Obama helped his wife get a $300,000...
  • The Democratic Party Is Rotten Through and Through (Commentary)

    04/14/2012 9:58:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2012 | Neil Snyder
    Hilary Rosen is a frequent visitor to the White House. According to White House visitor logs, she has visited the president's home 35 times since he took office, but on Thursday, Press Secretary Jay Carney did his best to distance President Obama from Rosen because of her remarks about Mitt Romney's wife, Ann. Carney's claim that he knows three Hilary Rosens was a feeble attempt to defuse a ticking time bomb. Rosslyn Smith had an interesting blog in Thursday's American Thinker in which she said: Let us count the Hilary Rosens in Jay Carney's world. There is Hilary Rosen spokesperson...
  • ObamaCare Vs. LeninCare: U.S. Copies Soviets

    04/13/2012 5:54:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 13, 2012
    The Obama Record: When Vladimir I. Lenin sought to remake Russian society into a "proletariats' paradise," he targeted three sectors for control: health care, banking and education. Sound familiar? Of these three, however, Lenin viewed socialized medicine as the "keystone" to building his socialist utopia. The Bolshevik leader told the Russian people everybody would be able to afford going to the doctor, not just the "greedy rich." He also claimed centralized control of the medical industry would "reduce costs" and end the "waste" from "unnecessary duplication and parallelism" in a competitive market. In 1918, the USSR became the first nation...
  • Eric Holder silent on the New Black Panther Party(either he is a coward or agree with them)

    04/13/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 34 replies
    Biggovernment.com ^ | 13 April 2012 | Trueblackman
    Americans must ask themselves whether Eric Holder and black leaders indeed fear the New Black Panther Party, as they all refuse to condemn their rhetoric and tactics in the last few weeks. The Trayvon Martin Case is the latest in a long list of incidents into which the New Black Panther Party has injected itself, but nothing has measured up to its latest tactics, which include placing a bounty on George Zimmerman’s head with the qualifier "dead or alive." It would seems to the most independent of observers that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in his refusal to condemn this...
  • Obama Has No Real Plan Other Than Class Warfare

    04/13/2012 5:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 13, 2012 | MARK STEYN
    In the end, free societies get the governments they deserve. So, if the American people wish to choose their chief executive on the basis of the "war on women," the Republican theocrats' confiscation of your contraceptives or whatever other mangy and emaciated rabbit the Great Magician produces from his threadbare topper, they are free to do so, and they will live with the consequences. This week's bit of ham-handed misdirection was "the Buffett Rule," a not-so-disguised capital-gains tax hike designed to ensure that Warren Buffett pays as much tax as his secretary. If the alleged Sage of Omaha is as...
  • CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves' 2011 Compensation Jumps 21 Percent to $69.9 Million

    04/13/2012 4:22:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/13/2012 | Georg Szalai
    UPDATED: Executive chairman Sumner Redstone made an unchanged $20.3 million last year, while his CEO overtook Viacom's Philippe Dauman to become the highest-paid Hollywood CEO so far this reporting season. CBS Corp. said late Friday that president and CEO Leslie Moonves received higher compensation worth $69.9 million last year, driven by option awards. The total pay package, details of which were disclosed in a regulatory filing, was up 21 percent from the $57.7 million the media mogul had made in 2010 and makes him the highest-paid Hollywood CEO so far this reporting season. In 2010, the highest-paid CEO in the...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s tax hike patriotism

    04/13/2012 3:53:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | Editorial
    Wrapping the flag around big-government excess isn’t going to workVice President Joe Biden says paying higher taxes is patriotic. He must have forgotten that America was founded on a tax revolt. While pitching the Obama administration’s plan on Thursday to boost the burden on upper-income groups, Mr. Biden said, “Wealthy people are just as patriotic as middle-class people, as poor people, and they know they should be doing more.” This skewed take on patriotism was quickly retweeted by the White House. The message fits with the shameful class-warfare appeals that claim tax hikes are needed to keep firefighters on the...
  • NC Dem official sexually harrassed staffer; Party fears credibility ‘doomed’

    04/13/2012 12:09:34 PM PDT · by hope · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/13/12 | Matthew Boyle
    A former North Carolina Democratic Party staffer was sexually harassed by a party official, made a financial settlement with the party and signed a non-disclosure agreement to keep the incident quiet. “If this hits the media, the Democratic Party, our candidates, and our credibility are doomed in this election,” reads one email exchange between state Democratic leaders. An email chain between those Democratic leaders, obtained by The Daily Caller, indicates the executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, Jay Parmley, and the alleged sexual harassment victim both signed non-disclosure agreements. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/13/nc-dem-official-sexually-harrassed-staffer-party-fears-credibility-doomed/#ixzz1rwtJpJrP
  • (Hypocrite) Obamas Paid 20.5% in Income Taxes, 2011 Returns Show

    04/13/2012 9:48:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/13/2012 | MARK LANDLER
    President Obama and his wife, Michelle, reported adjusted gross income of $789,674 in 2011 and paid just over 20 percent of it to the federal government in taxes. Their income declined nearly $1 million from the previous year, when the president was reaping larger amounts from sales of his bestselling books. The numbers were disclosed in the Obamas’ federal income tax return and gift-tax return, released Friday by the White House, along with those of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Obama paid $162,074 in income taxes, an effective tax rate of 20.5 percent. In a statement,...