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  • Disappointed in Obama, New Black Panthers openly consider ‘the bullet’

    05/22/2012 10:24:07 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 45 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 5/22/2012 | Caroline May
    The small but vocal New Black Panther Party is woefully disappointed in President Barack Obama, and is openly implying that the best way to reach its goals is no longer through “the ballot” but through “the bullet.” In the Spring edition of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) newspaper — cover reading “The Ballot or The Bullet: which way for black people?” — NBPP Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz breaks down the presidential election, concluding the Democratic Party is the “institutional pimp of Black peoples and the Black Nation” and that Obama has “been a real disappointment.” “Black peoples are the...
  • Swinging at Bain, Obama Ignores What Private Equity Is

    05/22/2012 3:20:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    abc ^ | 5/22/2012 | By MATT NEGRIN
    Bain Capital has been used as a political weapon against Mitt Romney since 1994, but now his opponents might be rethinking ads about attacking him for his time at the private-equity firm as the ads are being criticized by some Democrats as well as Republicans. President Obama planned to set the political tone for the week with a new ad about an Indiana company that was bought by Bain and then shuttered, as the firm made millions of dollars and workers lost jobs. The biggest problem with the online video: Even Democrats say it attacks the business of private equity...
  • COMMENTARY: Recallistas turn to cannibalism!

    05/22/2012 10:39:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-21-12 | Kevin Binversie
    Recall supporters have turned their attention from character assassination to cannibalism. With recent poll numbers suggesting they’ll lose their 15-month campaign to take down Gov. Scott Walker, the recallistas have begun to eat their own. When the blaming and hating is done — when the smoke clears and the sun dawns June 6 — Walker likely will be the last man standing. In Wisconsin, the blaming began last week when liberal Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent posted what he called an exclusive on the recall race. An “unnamed top Wisconsin Democrat” was “furious” the Democratic National Committee would not pony...
  • Obama raised most from private equity, hedge funds in 2008

    05/22/2012 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 3 replies
    Obama raised most from private equity, hedge funds in 2008 By Jonathan Easley - 05/22/12 09:52 AM ET President Obama raised far more cash from hedge fund and private equity donors than any other candidate in the 2008 election cycle. According to an analysis by the nonprofit group Open Secrets, Obama took in nearly $3.5 million from large private-equity donors that year — nearly twice what his general-election rival, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), pocketed. The data bring into focus the thin line Obama must walk in attacking presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s background in the industry, which has sparked...
  • Romney poll surge scares Democrats

    05/21/2012 10:51:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    It’s not getting a lot of attention, but the end of the embattled GOP primary fight has led to a broad poll bounce for Mitt Romney that is starting to scare Obama advisors. To name a few: -- CBS News/New York Times has Romney over President Obama by a margin of 46 percent to 43 percent. In their new poll Romney also now leads among women by 2 percent and has seized independents 43 percent to 36 percent. -- Gallup has Romney’s favorability rating jumping from 39 percent in February to 50 percent. Among independents he’s seen an 11 percent...
  • Furious Chris Matthews Explodes: Cory Booker 'Betrayed' and 'Sabotaged' Obama

    05/21/2012 5:49:36 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 62 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/21/2012 | Scott Whitlock
    A furious Chris Matthews on Monday railed against Cory Booker for his "betrayal" and "sabotage" of fellow Democrat Barack Obama. A bewildered Matthews couldn't understand why the Newark mayor would "trash" the President. Howling over Booker's break from party loyalty, Matthews snarled, "... I think [this] was an act of sabotage. Whatever the intention was, [Booker] was trashing the entire Obama campaign of the summer." The Hardball host then played a clip of Obama "trying to defend himself against what looked like something like a betrayal." [MP3 audio here.] Talking to liberals David Corn and Howard Fineman, Matthews attempted to...
  • Obama Seeks Sovereignty Surrender Via LOST Treaty

    05/21/2012 6:59:58 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 5/8/2012 | Investors Business Daily
    Sovereignty: Even if he's not re-elected, the president hopes to leave behind a treaty giving a U.N. body veto power over the use of our territorial waters and to which we'd be required to give half of our offshore oil revenue. The Law Of The Sea Treaty (LOST) has been lurking in the shadows for decades. Like the Kyoto Protocol that pretended to be an effort to save the earth from the poisoned fruit of the Industrial Revolution, LOST pretends to be an effort to protect the world's oceans from environmental damage and remove it as a cause of potential...
  • Dimon’s Déjà Vu Debacle

    05/21/2012 6:53:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/20/2012 | Paul Krugman
    Sometimes it’s hard to explain why we need strong financial regulation — especially in an era saturated with pro-business, pro-market propaganda. So we should always be grateful when someone makes the case for regulation more compelling and easier to understand. And this week, that means offering a special shout-out to two men: Jamie Dimon and Mitt Romney. I’ll come back shortly to the troubles at JPMorgan Chase, the bank Mr. Dimon runs. First, however, let me talk about Mr. Romney, whose remarks about those troubles were so off-point that they constitute a teachable moment. Here’s what the presumptive Republican presidential...
  • The Vote Fraud Deniers

    05/21/2012 3:25:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21, 2012 | Thomas R. Spencer
    Election integrity falls off the map under Eric Holder. On October 9, 2011, a New York Times headline read: “The Myth of Vote Fraud.” According to the editorial board, the wave of new laws passed in 19 states, designed to fight fraud at the ballot box, was merely another Republican retro-stunt to keep minorities from voting. Immediately, Democrats adopted the headline as a great election tactic. So it was no coincidence that in preparation for the 2012 election the NAACP announced that there is no vote fraud in America. It petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council — composed of...
  • Won’t get fooled again, right? Liberal students learn the hard way

    05/21/2012 11:40:25 AM PDT · by massmike · 10 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 05/21/2012 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Congratulations,college grads. Four years ago,you handed Democrats the margin of victory needed to win the White House. For the past four years,you have been able to insulate yourselves from the ramifications of that choice. With room-and-board and health care financed by mom and dad,there’s been little reason to worry about things such as rising gas prices,falling home values or a stagnant job market. Thank God!This has left you plenty of time to get outraged about really important issues like paying for Sandra Fluke’s birth control! But when the parties are over and the graduation gowns are put away,you are in...
  • After 16 Months of Letters, Reports and Subpoenas, Will We Ever Get Truth on Fast and Furious?

    05/21/2012 4:53:03 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 12 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | M Catharine Evans
    House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy joined Rep. Darrell Issa last week to once again demand Attorney General Eric Holder come clean about his involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. The Republican leadership signed a May 18 letter asking more questions of the US Attorney General who has refused to provide subpoenaed documents to congressional investigators. The back-and-forth correspondence over the past 16 months may in the end provide a useful record of an Obama administration program which led to hundreds of murders. But for now the letters are little more than posturing...
  • Fast and Furious: Why Eric Holder Will Lose the Legal Fight

    05/21/2012 11:32:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Big Government ^ | May 17, 2012 | Ken Klukowski
    Federal courts could soon decide a fight between Congress and Attorney General Eric Holder on the Operation Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. If Republicans persevere, this is a battle that Holder should lose in what would be a humiliating defeat for President Barack Obama.  Most Americans have now heard that our government allowed drug cartels to illegally smuggle thousands of guns from the U.S. into Mexico. The National Rifle Association has relentlessly pursued the White House and Department of Justice (DOJ) about Fast and Furious for over a year, and the massive gun-rights organization has only increased its focus in...
  • Left’s Anti-Limbaugh Tactics

    05/21/2012 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 21, 2012 | Sara Cummings
    MSCO CEO Mark Stevens spoke last Tuesday at The Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing about the recent threats made to his company as a result of the supposed “war on women.” Stevens’ global marketing company, MSCO, came under fire after his decision to remain an advertiser for Rush Limbaugh, despite Limbaugh’s controversial comment about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke. MSCO employees—specifically Stevens and the female demographic—began receiving specific, violent threats in an effort to drive Stevens out of business immediately after his decision to continue supporting Limbaugh’s show. Stevens appeared on multiple talk shows counteracting the threats and promising he would do...
  • Democrats are dreading a Wisconsin wipeout

    05/21/2012 1:02:56 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 171 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/21/12 | Jennifer Rubin
    Given current polling, it is not surprising that Democrats in Wisconsin are freaking out. The Wall Street Journal reports: “With little more than two weeks until Wisconsin’s gubernatorial recall election, some Democratic and union officials quietly are expressing fears that they have picked a fight they won’t win and that could leave lingering injuries.” No one is bothering to claim a Scott Walker victory would be insignificant:The election has taken on significance beyond Wisconsin state politics: Organized labor sees the battle as a major stand against GOP efforts to scale back collective-bargaining rights for public-sector workers, as Mr. Walker did...
  • Hillary Clinton Maintains Near Record-High Favorability

    05/21/2012 12:53:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    gallup.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans remain nearly as positive toward Hillary Clinton today as they have ever been over the past 20 years. The secretary of state's favorable rating remains at 66%, within one percentage point of her record-high rating in late 1998. Her unfavorable rating of 29% ties her record low since 1993. Gallup's latest update of Clinton's favorable rating is from a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted May 10-13. Her 66% favorable rating, the same as she received in March 2011 and February 1999, is one point lower than the 67% high she reached in December 1998 just after her...
  • "Is GOP trying to Sabotage Economy to Hurt Obama?”

    05/21/2012 9:21:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 20. 2012 | John Hinderaker
    That’s the headline on yesterday's AP story by Charles Babington. The headline appeared on the main Yahoo page, which is far more heavily trafficked than any newspaper, and was picked up, based on a Google News search, by several hundred newspapers.*snip* The idea was to attribute plausibility to what is in fact a laughable suggestion. In order to effect the economy, Republicans would have to 1) enact policies that would do one or the other, or 2) block the Democrats from enacting policies that would do one or the other. The Republicans haven’t enacted anything since the Democrats took control...
  • The New Normal in Obamaville: College Grads on the Unemployment Line

    05/21/2012 11:52:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I practically had my heart ripped out when I saw this story. It's about all the college graduates that don't have jobs, that are on food stamps, that are on the WIC program: Women, Infants and Children. And there's a story about a specific college graduate, a guy who has a PhD who was on WIC, food stamps, and a couple of other programs. He can't find work. He's a PhD. The guy got his doctorate! (interruption) Oh, in what? (interruption) Oh. Well, this might be a factor. His doctorate...? Now, remember, this is 2012. The Vietnam...
  • Student Loan Payroll Tax Increase: Another Attack on Small Business

    05/21/2012 11:34:19 AM PDT · by TribalPrincess2U · 15 replies
    heritage.org ^ | May 8, 2012 | By Curtis Dubay
    President Obama is campaigning heavily for Congress to prevent the lapsing of a special low-interest rate on student loans. Specifically, unless deferred, the interest rate will rise from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on federal Stafford student loans issued after July 1, says Curtis Dubay, a senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) has proposed to offset the cost of continuing to subsidize these loans by raising taxes on small businesses to the tune of $9 billion over 10 years.[2] This is the latest in a series of tax increases on small businesses pursued...
  • And That’s the Way It Isn’t: Ten Liberal Myths People Believe

    05/21/2012 9:52:11 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 5-21-12 | Selwyn Duke
    When a big lie is repeated often enough and becomes “truth,” there can be serious consequences. For reality is like a jigsaw puzzle: If too many pieces (little pictures) are wrong, you’ll never be able to assemble them and see the big picture. The result is dislocation from reality. What follows are 10 big lies that have gained currency — and the actual truth behind them. 1. Pope Pius XII was a Nazi Collaborator According to Rabbi David Dalin in his book The Myth of Hitler’s Pope, Pius saved at least 800,000 Jews from extermination at the hands of the...
  • RUSH: Obama Voters LOSING JOBLESS BENEFITS Due to the Manipulation of Workforce Numbers

    05/11/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 24 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Obama Voters Losing Jobless Benefits Due to the Manipulation of Workforce Numbers May 11, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Michael in Momence, Illinois. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Thanks a lot, Rush, first-time caller. I'm calling because I was at the unemployment office just yesterday, and they have tables there where people fill out the paperwork that they have -- RUSH: Wait, wait, wait whoa, whoa, whoa, just a second. I need you to go slow here. CALLER: Okay. RUSH: Why were you at the unemployment office? It may seem like an obvious question, but...
  • Arizona Democrat, Illegal Alien Advocate Charged With Bribery, Fraud

    05/19/2012 5:51:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | May 19, 2012 | Jim Kouri
    A Democrat member of Arizona’s House of Representatives who fights for illegal aliens’ rights, Paul Ben Arredondo, was charged on Wednesday by a federal grand jury with bribery, fraud, attempted extortion and false statements he made to the FBI in connection with receiving more than $6,000 in tickets to sporting and special events while he was a Tempe, Arizona, council member and a member-elect of the Arizona House, according to a federal law enforcement official. The indictment charges the 63-year-old liberal with one count of federal programs bribery, two counts of honest services mail fraud, one count of attempted Hobbs...
  • The Composite President

    05/21/2012 8:42:15 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When analyzing Barack Obama’s electoral success a few years back, I pointed out that there was more than white guilt at work. He was, quite frankly, what every good little liberal had always been looking for. Sure, he was “black,” using that old bigoted “one-drop” standard, which, curiously, has been embraced by modern black activists. But more specifically he was half black, with Kenyan pedigree, half white and bore an exotic name. He was mentored by a Marxist, mothered by an atheist (when Momma Dunham was actually around), lived in Indonesia and Hawaii, had Muslim influence and black-church conscience. An...
  • Michelle Obama Under Fire for 2004 Letter Defending Partial-Birth Abortions

    05/21/2012 6:59:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/21/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Michelle Obama, the attorney wife of pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, is coming under fire for a letter she wrote defending partial-birth abortions. The 2004 letter, written to help Obama in his campaign for his U.S. Senate seat, opposes the ban on the abortion procedure. In February 2004, Michelle Obama penned a fundraising letter to help her husband Barack raise funds for his Illinois-based Senate seat. The letter contends the federal ban on partial-birth abortions "is clearly unconstitutional" and "a flawed law." Though the three-day-long partial-birth abortion procedure involves the partial birth of a baby...
  • White House visitor logs provide window into lobbying industry [Obama more than any president]

    05/20/2012 7:06:21 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 10 replies
    ... It was an unremarkable January day, with a steady stream of lobbyists among the thousands of daily visitors to the White House and the surrounding executive office buildings, according to a Washington Post analysis of visitor logs released by the administration. The Post matched visits with lobbying registrations and connected records in the visitor database to show who participated in the meetings, information now available in a search engine on the Post’s web site. The visitor logs for Jan. 17 — one of the most recent days available — show that the lobbying industry Obama has vowed to constrain...
  • Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Bill to Create 'Islam Day'

    05/20/2012 5:18:10 PM PDT · by redreno · 69 replies
    Foxnews ^ | May 06, 2009 | By Kelly Chernenkoff
    HONOLULU -- Hawaii's state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to celebrate "Islam Day" -- over the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn't want to honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001. The Senate's two Republicans argued that a minority of Islamic extremists have killed many innocents in terrorist attacks. "I recall radical Islamists around the world cheering the horrors of 9/11. That is the day all civilized people of all religions should remember," said Republican Sen. Fred Hemmings to the applause of more than 100 people gathered in the Senate to oppose a separate issue...
  • California Democrats balk at deeper cuts for state's poorest residents

    05/20/2012 12:35:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/20/12 | Kevin Yamamura
    Legislative Democrats aren't organizing a bake sale just yet, but they say they will desperately search for cash in the coming weeks to avoid the most severe cuts proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Saying the state's budget deficit has risen from $9.2 billion to $15.7 billion, the Democratic governor has proposed more cuts to programs that serve the state's poorest residents. Brown has described it as a "day of reckoning" and wants his fellow Democrats to slash as much as possible before he asks voters to hike taxes on sales and high-income earners in November. But Democrats signaled immediately that...
  • 53,000 Dead Voters Found in Florida

    05/17/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-16-12 | J. Christian Adams
    I have learned that Florida election officials are set to announce that the secretary of state has discovered and purged up to 53,000 dead voters from the voter rolls in Florida. How could 53,000 dead voters have sat on the polls for so long? Simple. Because Florida hadn’t been using the best available data revealing which voters have died. Florida is now using the nationwide Social Security Death Index for determining which voters should be purged because they have died. Here is the bad news. Most states aren’t using the same database that Florida is. In fact, I have heard...
  • Ratings Collapse for Liberally Biased CNN Host Piers Morgan (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/20/2012 1:59:18 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 51 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 16, 2012 | Randy Hall
    On Tuesday, May 16, CNN did something that hadn't happened to the network since 1997: The 9 p.m. edition of Piers Morgan Tonight drew an audience of only 39,000 viewers in the important 25-54 age demographic. These numbers come as a huge blow to the host, liberal, former tabloid editor Piers Morgan.
  • Will U.S. Sovereignty Be LOST At Sea? Obama Signs U.N. Treaty That Redistributes Drilling Revenues

    05/20/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 207 replies
    Forbes ^ | may 20, 2012 | Forbes OpEd
    A proposed Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), which has been signed by President Obama but not yet ratified by Congress, will subordinate U.S. naval and drilling operations beyond 200 miles of our coast to a newly established U.N. bureaucracy. If approved, it will grant a Kingston, Jamaica-based International Seabed Authority (ISA) the power to regulate deep-sea oil exploration, seabed mining, and fishing rights. As part of the deal, as much as 7% of U.S. government revenue that is collected from oil and gas companies operating off our coast will be forked over to ISA for redistribution to poorer, landlocked...
  • How to Write Democrat Autobiographies (or Naked Came the Kenyan Cherokee)

    05/20/2012 11:31:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Maybe it was just a dream, but I feel certain that I read an essay titled "How to Write Democrat Autobiographies (or Naked Came the Kenyan Cherokee*)," authored by Barack H. Obama and Elizabeth Warren. I can't remember the name of the publication it was in, or even the entire text, but certain things stand out about it and are as clear as if the article were in my own hands right now. The authors advised that to really advance in life, it helps to make your background as exotic as possible. Warren suggested checking the Native American box or...
  • Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood (Let the Vetting begin)

    05/20/2012 9:10:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 30 replies
    Daniel Pipes ^ | April 29 - 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    As Barack Obama's candidacy comes under increasing scrutiny, his account of his religious upbringing deserves careful attention for what it tells us about the candidate's integrity. Obama asserted in http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2007/12/22/4436605-obama-asked-about-connection-to-islam”>(December,) "I've always been a Christian," and he has adamantly denied ever having been a Muslim. "The only connection I've had to Islam is that my grandfather on my father's side came from that country [Kenya]. But I've never practiced Islam." In February, he claimed: "I have never been a Muslim. … other than my name and the fact that I lived in a populous Muslim country for 4 years when...
  • NC TEACHER SCREAMS AT STUDENT: IT’S CRIMINAL TO CRITICIZE OBAMA

    05/20/2012 9:56:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 185 replies
    Big Government ^ | May 20, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    A YouTube video uploaded on Monday afternoon apparently shows a schoolteacher from the Rowan-Salisbury school district in North Carolina informing a student that failing to be respectful of President Obama is a criminal offense. The video shows a classroom discussion about the Washington Post hit piece about Mitt Romney bullying a kid some five decades ago. One student says, “Didn’t Obama bully someone though?” The teacher says: “Not to my knowledge.” The student then cites the fact that Obama, in Dreams from My Father, admits to shoving a little girl. “Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” screams the teacher....
  • California State Senate Passes Anti-Gun Legislation

    05/20/2012 7:59:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- The battle for your Second Amendment rights continues to rage in Sacramento. On Monday, May 14, the California Senate passed two bills that are detrimental to California gun owners. Senate Bill 1315 passed in the state Senate by a vote of 21 to 14 and Senate Bill 1366 passed by a vote of 23 to 14. Senate Bill 1315, introduced by anti-gun extremist state Senator Kevin de León (D-22), is just a stepping stone to completely destroying California’s firearm preemption law. Firearm preemption laws are in place to standardize firearm laws across the state. This critical law...
  • NAACP backs gay marriage

    05/19/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 110 replies
    NAACP backs gay marriage By DONOVAN SLACK | 5/19/12 5:35 PM EDT CAMP DAVID – The board of the NAACP, one of the nation’s oldest and largest African American advocacy organizations, has passed a resolution supporting gay marriage in the wake of President Obama’s public endorsement of same-sex unions. “The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure the political, social and economic equality of all people,” board chair Roslyn M. Brock said in a statement following passage of the resolution on Saturday. “We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law.” The chairman emeritus, Julian Bond,...
  • Judge rules Wisconsin public union members must opt in on dues

    05/19/2012 4:37:34 PM PDT · by Jean S · 20 replies
    JSOnline via twincities.com ^ | 5/18/12 | Patrick Marley
    MADISON, Wis. -- State unions were dealt a setback Friday when a federal judge said they would have to get their members to opt in, rather than opt out, to having the state deduct union dues from their paychecks. What's more, the judge did not rule on dues deductions for unions that he earlier found the state improperly decertified. The state's largest unions were decertified, and the ruling -- at least for now -- will make it harder for them to get money from dues. But U.S. District Court Judge William Conley gave unions one beneficial ruling by saying that...
  • David Axelrod Privately Calls Barack Obama “Black Jesus”

    05/19/2012 4:34:00 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 128 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 05.18.2012 | CHARLES C. JOHNSON
    David Axelrod privately calls Barack Obama “Black Jesus,” according to Edward Klein’s fantastic new book, The Amateur (p. 59). “[Barack Obama] is the living, breathing apotheosis of the American melting pot,” Klein quotes Axelrod as saying. Axelrod, as we know, isn’t alone. According to Klein, Micah Tillman, lecturer in philosophy at the Catholic University of America, called Obama “the Platonic philosopher king we’ve been looking for the past 2,400 years.” And no less an authority than Oprah has called him “The One.”
  • 15 Facts That Even Obama's Biggest Supporters Should Be Able To Admit Are True

    05/19/2012 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan Conservatives and liberals may disagree on reasons, motivations, and excuses for Barack Obama's performance, but the facts are still facts. There may be many reasons that a pro football coach goes 1-15, but everyone can agree that his record is still 1-15, right? Well, here are some basic facts about how the country is faring with Barack Obama in the White House. Take a look at the numbers, sans commentary, and make your own judgment about whether Barack Obama deserves...
  • Obama campaign working to counter new voter ID laws

    05/19/2012 9:01:34 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 19 may 2012 | Amy Gardner
    President Obama’s reelection campaign launched a national drive Friday to counter new restrictive voter-access laws, which advisers said threaten his electoral chances in November. Organizers will fan out in key swing states this weekend to teach volunteers and voters how to navigate a series of laws passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures imposing stricter identification requirements, limiting early voting and making it harder to organize voter-registration drives. It is the beginning of a months-long effort, campaign officials said, to combat what they described as a Republican effort to stifle voting among young people and minorities, two groups that traditionally tend to...
  • Lesbian Couple Charged With Staging Hate Crime

    05/19/2012 2:06:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5-19-12 | Alyssa Newcomb
    A lesbian couple who claimed they were victims of a hate crime have been arrested after police determined they staged the incidents. On Oct. 28, Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, called police and reported the words “Kill the Gay” were scrawled in red spray paint on the garage door of their Parker, Colo., home. The next day, the couple told deputies they found a noose hanging on the handle of their front door. The women told officers they believed the incidents were retaliation from their neighbors and homeowner’s association, who had complained the couple did not pick up...
  • House Offices Burglarized: All GOP, One Issa’s Committee

    05/19/2012 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 49 replies
    P J Tatler ^ | May 18th, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    Congressional Republicans have been targeted by a crime wave this spring, with burglars curiously able to repeatedly break into offices without security noticing. Despite security in the Hill office buildings, the offices of Reps. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.), Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) and Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) were burglarized last month, with Runyan’s office hit twice. Also hit was the Oversight and Government Reform Committee office and the staff office for the Appropriations subcommittee on Homeland Security, both under control of the Republican majority.
  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds Meeting to Blast Pro-Lifers

    05/18/2012 4:53:34 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/18/2012 | Jill Stanek
    On May 10 the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus were honorary co-hosts of a wordy briefing entitled, “African Americans’ Attitudes on Abortion, Contraception, and Reproductive, Justice: From Public Opinion to Policymaking,” held at the U.S. Capitol. On the agenda: “numerous challenges to accessing quality, affordable reproductive health care… exacerbated by campaigns targeting the African American community” “research on the latest attitudes and concerns of African Americans relating to reproductive justice” “key messaging as a response to attacks and threats to reproductive rights” Organizers were obviously alarmed by the inroads pro-lifers have made into the black community, hence the...
  • Dems Disenfranchise Voters After Polls Show Obama in Close Primary Race

    05/18/2012 12:07:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 18, 2012 | Michael Warren
    After a poll released this week showed President Barack Obama only beating his Democratic primary opponent John Wolfe Jr. by seven points, 45 percent to 38 percent, in Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District, state Democrats moved to practically disenfranchise Arkansas voters. "[D]elegates Wolfe might claim won't be recognized at the national convention," national party officials are telling state Democrats. Wolfe is being accused of not following the party rules. “They want a coronation,” Wolfe tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD. “They’re conflating [Obama] with the party. Are we supposed to call him ‘Dear Leader’? Is this some kind of North Korea thing?” Wolfe...
  • Will Gay Marriage Force Black Churches to Reconsider Democratic Party?

    05/18/2012 4:11:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Larry Elder
    President Obama's affirmation of gay marriage threatens to undermine the near-monolithic black support Obama enjoyed in 2008. Several members of the black clergy now say they intend to sit out the presidential election. One poll from last November found black opposition to gay marriage at 58 percent, higher than the rest of the country, which is about evenly split. The real question is this: What took black church leaders so long to reconsider their near blind support for the Democratic Party? The historical strength of black churches has been that of a moral and spiritual refuge in a once-hostile country...
  • House Democrats push to make voting easier

    05/17/2012 4:50:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2012 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders on Thursday introduced legislation to streamline Americans' trips to the polls. The bill is a response to a slew of recent state legislation – some proposed, some already law – setting stricter standards for voters to register or cast a ballot. Supporters of those state efforts — including new picture ID and proof-of-citizenship requirements – say they're necessary to weed out ineligible voters and maintain the integrity of elections. But critics contend they're designed to suppress eligible voters, particularly minorities and low-income Americans who tend to vote Democratic. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil...
  • Obama Courts Veterans’ Votes with Outreach Campaign (Not satire!)

    05/17/2012 2:56:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 17, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama is making a targeted effort to court the votes of military veterans and their families, believing the constituency is in play for November and could make a difference in key battleground states. The Obama campaign today kicked off a grassroots organizing effort — dubbed “Veterans and Military Families for Obama” — led by retired Naval officer and Iraq war veteran Rob Diamond. “It’s no secret to anyone where our military bases are in this country and where our veterans and military communities are located,” Diamond said of the strategy on a conference call with reporters. “And the goal...
  • Democrat-led Senate votes down 4 GOP budgets for 2013

    05/17/2012 9:16:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-16-12 | Stephan Dinan
    The Senate on Wednesday rejected every single budget being offered this year, leaving the chamber — and therefore the federal government — without a plan to address Medicare, Social Security and the other major entitlement programs that are driving deficits and debt. In repeated votes, Democrats who control the chamber defeated four Republican proposals, including a plan that passed the House in March. The entire Senate also unanimously rejected President Obama’s 2013 budget, voting 99-0 against it, following a 414-0 vote against it in the House earlier this year. “A stunning development for the president of the United States in...
  • ALEC And The Left's War On Free Speech

    05/17/2012 8:39:29 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/16/2012 | IBD Staff
    Advocacy: If you want an insight into today's left, look at its multifront war against the American Legislative Exchange Council for committing the grave sin of pushing free-market bills in state legislatures. At a recent meeting in Washington, Aniello Alioto of ProgressNow Colorado summed up the left-wing's campaign against ALEC: "Never relent, never let up pressure, and always increase." According to the Washington Free Beacon, ProgressNow was one of several left-wing groups meeting at AFL-CIO headquarters earlier this month to plot their ongoing campaign against ALEC. Other groups included Common Cause and the Color of Change. So what's got the...
  • Obama’s aides freak over possible Rev. Wright-themed attack ads

    05/17/2012 8:25:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Obama’s aides freak over possible Rev. Wright-themed attack ads By Neil Munro - The Daily Caller 9:28 AM 05/17/2012 Top Democratic strategists have reacted quickly to stop a proposed $10 million advertising campaign that would highlight the relationship between President Barack Obama and his old Chicago pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Plans for the potential ad campaign were revealed this morning by the New York Times. “Stunning! Will Mitt stand up, as [Sen.] John McCain did? Or allow the purveyors of slime to operate on his behalf?” claimed a 5.42 a.m. tweet from David Axelrod, the senior strategic at Obama’s campaign...
  • Hopeless Change: Young Americans getting the worst of Obama's Economy

    05/17/2012 4:24:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    While we have rescued our economy from catastrophe, we have also begun to build a new foundation for growth." Barack Obama from the White House, August 7, 2009 In 2008, Obama inspired legions of young Americans who bought into his "Change you can believe in" campaign message. According to the Pew Research Center, voters under the age of 30 supported Obama over John McCain 66:31 – by far the largest disparity between young voters and other age groups in any presidential election since exit polling began in 1972. In addition to the critical vote totals, Obama attracted thousands of high...
  • I-Team Report: NATO Peacekeepers [Obama can't get Chicago the Olympics, only screaming anarchists]

    05/17/2012 7:10:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 5/17/12 | Chuck Goudie
    It is the largest law enforcement operation in Chicago history, melding dozens of agencies and spanning all levels of government. The goal is to protect the president, heads of state and diplomats from violent protesters, anarchistsand terrorists while at the same time securing everyone's rights and keeping property intact. On the waterways, in the air and on land,peacekeeping is a monstrous undertaking for federal, stateand local authorities.