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  • Pileup at the White House

    06/11/2012 9:06:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/11/2012 | Dana Milbank,
    It has been a Junius Horribilis for President Obama. Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a “cascade” of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the “private sector is doing fine.” Could it get any worse? Early Monday morning, Obama learned that it could. His aides delivered the news to him that his commerce secretary had been...
  • Obama Suing Florida - and Vice Versa - Over Voter Registration

    06/11/2012 7:27:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | June 11, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    The state of Florida recently engaged in a campaign to fight voter fraud, combing through their voter rolls to weed out illegitimately-registered voters. While they've been accused of invalidating legal voters' registrations, the effort has been having some modicum of success. [I]n the last few days, the Division of Elections released a list of the names of 86 voters it says have been removed by local supervisors because they were non-citizens between April 11 and June 8. About half of them are listed as having voted. That, backers of the purge effort say, proves the need for the move, because...
  • Aided by Ultra-Orthodox, City’s Jewish Population Is Growing Again

    06/11/2012 8:19:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 11, 2012 | Joseph Berger
    Members of these Orthodox groups also have been known to be far more likely to adopt more conservative positions on matters like abortion, same-sex marriage and the Israeli approach to the Palestinians. . . . 40 percent of Jews in the city identify themselves as Orthodox, an increase from 33 percent in 2002; 74 percent of all Jewish children in the city are Orthodox.
  • Fed survey: median family income declined 7.7% from 2007 to 2010 - Mighty Leviathan Struck Out

    06/11/2012 2:53:59 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/11/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Democrats in Mudville were ecstatic when they took control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in 2007. But since 2007, family incomes and net worth has both declined. According to The Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) for 2010 provides insights into changes in family income and net worth since the 2007 survey. The survey shows that, over the 2007–10 period, the median value of real (inflation-adjusted) family income before taxes fell 7.7 percent. The decline in median income was widespread across demographic groups, with only a few groups experiencing stable or rising incomes. Median...
  • Walter Dalton Looks to Wack Small Businesses

    06/11/2012 11:35:40 AM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-05 | Patrick Gleason
    Small businesses. They are responsible for over 60 percent of job creation. They are like puppies. Everyone loves them. Even liberals who demonize business have to pretend to like small businesses. Yet in North Carolina, one of the top battleground states of the 2012 election, Democrats have put up a gubernatorial candidate whose policies would sock it to small businesses. Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, the Democratic nominee for governor, has announced his support for out-going Gov. Bev Perdue’s proposed sales tax hike. What the Dalton campaign is hoping voters don’t hear about, and the media ignores, is the disproportionate harm...
  • Nanny State Update: Spearmint Production Quotas and Non-Profit Takeovers

    06/11/2012 10:09:53 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-06-08 | [Staff]
    Nanny State regulators went into overdrive this week, passing bans on everything from tanning beds to nurses at kids’ summer camps. Regulators don’t even want you to care for your dog without their approval first. Meanwhile federal regulations continued their inexorable increase as 1,198 pages were added to the federal register along with 65 new rules on everything from fire suppression systems on commercial ships to quotas in the spearmint oil market. Chicago Takes up Parenting: Following in the footsteps of New Jersey’s legislature, the windy city took up the parental baton on Wednesday as the City Council passed a...
  • Democrats and Republicans: No, Both Parties Are Not the Same

    06/11/2012 6:57:10 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 June 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    There is a certain tiresome message we’ve all heard: the notion that the Republican and Democratic parties are the same. It’s often put forth by people who consider themselves outside-the-box thinkers, and they fancy their point of view the enlightened one. Sometimes cynical George Carlin types, their message is, “Hey, I’m smart enough to know both parties are playin’ the game. Don’t try to fool me!” This attitude was apparent in a few of the comments under a recent piece I wrote about liberal immorality. One respondent opined, for instance, “What still amazes [me] is that there has been definite...
  • Liberalism is Terminally Ill

    06/11/2012 2:13:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 10, 2012 | Matt Barber
    It’s been a pitiful sight – a sad week for progressives and “Big Union” Democrat-shilling thugs. In the wake of Tuesday night’s devastating recall smackdown in Wisconsin, tens of thousands of “Occupy” hippies across the nation have simply been too depressed to get stoned and not look for work. On Wednesday the White House released President Obama’s detailed itinerary through October: 1.Worry 2.Lie 3.Obfuscate 4.Golf 5.Fundraise 6.Worry Indeed, the president has much to worry about. No honest politico can deny that liberals’ Wisconsin debacle likely represents a shadow of things to come – a precursor to November. Recall DNC Chair...
  • Top Customer: Under Obama, Fed’s Holdings of U.S. Debt Have Jumped 452%

    06/10/2012 8:41:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies ^ | 6/7/2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, the Federal Reserve’s holdings of U.S. government debt have quintupled, according to the Fed’s official monthly balance sheet. On Jan. 28, 2009, a week after Obama’s nomination, the Fed owned $302 billion in U.S. Treasury securities. On April 25, 2012, the latest date reported, the Fed owned five and a half time that much in U.S. Treasury securities--$1.668 trillion. That is an increase from January 2009 of $1.366 trillion—or 452 percent. Under Obama, the Federal Reserve has become the single largest owner of U.S. government debt. When Obama entered...
  • NY Times: Evidence White House Colluded with Big Pharma to Push Obamacare

    06/10/2012 8:53:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Newsmax Media ^ | 09 Jun 2012 | Patrick Hobin
    A new trove of emails shows President Barack Obama’s White House agreed to help drug companies block a proposal to bring down medicine prices so they would back Obama’s healthcare plan. House Republicans obtained the three-year-old correspondence between the Obama administration and representatives of the drug industry and released more of them to the public on Friday... The exchanges show the compromises as they were being negotiated that laid the groundwork for the health care law now awaiting the judgment of the Supreme Court. ... White House officials had “made decision, based on how constructive you guys have been, to...
  • Obama's Marc Anthony Ad is Another Embarrassment for the Campaign

    06/10/2012 6:38:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/7/2012 | Tara Dodrill
    COMMENTARY | Yet another celebrity advertisement for President Barack Obama was unveiled earlier this week. While Marc Anthony may be an attractive and accomplished singer, he likely does not have much in common with the typical Latino voter. Anthony's impassioned plea that Obama needs another term to continue "making progress" and that he "has our backs" during the video clip republished on The Blaze neglects to mention that Anthony himself has proven he cares little about the nation's debt. According to document excerpts published by the Washington Free Beacon, Anthony is a "tax-dodger" who owed more than $3 million back...
  • Jesse Jackson: Gun Control Creates Jobs

    06/10/2012 5:25:48 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    On June 3rd, Jesse Jackson held a pre-recall election rally for a small gathering of people in Racine, WI. And although he spent some time leading the attendees in the mantra, “June five, we vote, to revive, our democracy,” his central point was a silly and unrelated contention that gun control creates jobs. Seriously: he told the people who attended the rally to mark their calendars for the recall vote on June 5th and for a march on gun stores on June 16th. His mantra for the march on gun stores lacked the cadence of his mantra for the recall...
  • ObamaCare Uncovered: Even Worse Than You Thought

    06/10/2012 10:48:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LiveActionNews ^ | 6/9/12 | Kristi Burton Brown
    In two short minutes, you can find out even more things than you’ve heard before about what’s wrong with ObamaCare. (And this doesn’t even cover it all, folks.) We knew it was bad – we knew it was really bad – but did we know it was this bad? I mean, seriously, $100-a-day fines for each employee? If this isn’t an extreme violation of personal, constitutional, and conscience rights, I don’t know what is. Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised at all the things that can hide in a nearly 1,000 page law, with even more pages of regulations implementing...
  • Oh No You Didn't: Mossad Agents Claim Obama Lying About Stuxnet

    06/10/2012 11:35:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies ^ | 6/10/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Israeli officials who were placed at risk by the Obama administration's leaks about the Stuxnet virus are disputing American claims that the cyber-weapon was jointly developed by the U.S. and Israel. Rather, they say, Israeli intelligence first started developing cyberspace warfare against Iran, only convincing the U.S.--with some difficulty--to join in. The Israelis allege that President Barack Obama claimed credit for Stuxnet to boost his re-election campaign. The source for the new claim is Yossi Melman, a journalist for Israel's left-wing Ha'aretz daily (via Israel Matzav): The Israeli officials actually told me a different version. They said that it was...
  • Is Obama committing political suicide?

    06/10/2012 11:31:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 51 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/10/2012 | Ron Reale
    While President Obama has been especially adroit at destroying the values, and Religious underpinnings of Americans, and tearing down individual freedoms funding apparatus, Capitalism, I never thought I would see him turn his purposely harmful tactics unto his own election campaign. Are we watching a political suicide in the making? Can anyone believe the smartest President of modern times, the Harvard professor, is really trying to get re-elected? After Friday’s speech where he said the “private sector is fine,” and then had to address and walk back that statement? – I have to wonder about his real intentions. I want...
  • Democrats’ rally lacking some of its usual pep

    06/09/2012 7:54:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 9, 2012 | Anjeanette Damon
    Nevada Democrats rallied at their state convention Saturday, girding for what they believe will be a difficult fight for the White House and U.S. Senate. In speech after speech, Democrats echoed the same themes: jobs for the middle class, fighting for equal pay for women, demonizing the Republican opposition. They were preaching to their own choir of activists and volunteers, the ground troops they will rely upon in November. But even as the election draws nearer, the fire in the belly of those activists appears to have dimmed under the pressure of the still-struggling economy, a deadlocked Congress that has...
  • Reid Promises New Senate Rules If Dems Win in November

    06/09/2012 2:42:53 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 June 2012 | John Semmens
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) says he will be introducing new rules for how the Senate conducts business if Democrats control both Houses and the Presidency after the November elections. Reid’s target is the cloture vote required to cut off debate. Under current rules it takes only 41 senators to block cloture. “Right now it’s kind of a moot point because even if we could silence GOP obstructionists in the Senate whatever we pass can still be thwarted by the GOP-controlled House,” Reid pointed out. “But if Democrats controlled both Houses and the Presidency eliminating a senate minority’s ability...
  • They Outraised Us (Democrats boo-hooing GOP fundraising)

    06/09/2012 12:26:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    E-Mail | June 9, 2012 | Brad Woodhouse
    Xxxx-- This week we learned Mitt Romney and the Republican Party outraised us in May, bringing in $76 million to our $60 million. And that deficit is even worse once you include the millions of dollars a few wealthy special interests and billionaires are pouring into super PACs and outside groups. If you don't want to read any further, I don't blame you. Support Democrats today and help build our grassroots organization with a donation of $3 or more. For anyone wondering how one billionaire can influence an election, here's a perfect case study: Sheldon Adelson. This casino owner's spending...
  • Somali insurgents offer 10 camels to locate Obama, 10 roosters for Clinton

    06/09/2012 10:01:44 AM PDT · by dead · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 9, 2012
    MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somalia's al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab rebels Saturday mocked a US offer of up to $33 million for information enabling the arrest of its top leaders, saying they would give 10 camels to anyone who helped locate President Barack Obama. The highest price put up by the US State Department on Thursday was for al Shabaab chief Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed -- more commonly known as Godane or Abu Zubayr -- with a $7 million bounty for information on where he is hiding. "I can assure you that these kind of things will never dissuade us from continuing the...
  • The Lynching of George Zimmerman

    06/09/2012 10:07:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/09/2012 | Anthony W. Hager
    George Zimmerman's public image took a blow when a judge revoked his bond, alleging that Zimmerman willfully misled the court concerning his financial situation. The fact that he's back in jail makes him appear guilty in the public's eye, and that's what matters. Whether or not Zimmerman misled the court is immaterial. In fact, his guilt or innocence is immaterial. His trial has transcended justice; it's now about capitalizing on opportunity. Zimmerman has maintained since day one that Trayvon Martin instigated their fatal confrontation. Zimmerman's various injuries coupled with autopsy results revealing Martin's injured knuckles tend to support his story....