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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....
  • Obama’s data advantage [Drudge Headline: "Obama Watching You"]

    06/09/2012 8:12:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    politico ^ | 6/9/12 | Lois Romano
    On the sixth floor of a sleek office building here, more than 150 techies are quietly peeling back the layers of your life. They know what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends. They also know who your mother voted for in the last election. The depth and breadth of the Obama campaign’s 2012 digital operation — from data mining to online organizing — reaches so far beyond anything politics has ever seen, experts maintain, that it could impact the outcome of a close presidential election. It makes the...
  • Eric Holder has become a litmus test for democrats

    06/09/2012 8:25:30 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-08-12 | DrJohn
    The. Most. Corrupt. Attorney. General. In. History. Eric Holder's contempt for America and its citizens is nothing less than astonishing. He has done one stupid thing after another but this time Eric Holder has peed on the leg of the United States and claimed it was raining: Holder Claims Emails Using Words ‘Fast and Furious’ Don’t Refer to Operation Fast and Furious ( – Attorney General Eric Holder claimed during congressional testimony today that internal Justice Department emails that use the phrase “Fast and Furious” do not refer to the controversial gun-walking operation Fast and Furious. Under questioning from Rep....
  • The U.S. Economy By The Numbers: 70 Facts That Barack Obama Does Not Want You To See

    06/09/2012 10:28:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 06/09/2012 | Michael Snyder
    Why is the economy going to collapse? Have you ever been asked that question? If so, what did you say? Sometimes it is difficult to communicate dozens of complicated economic and financial concepts in a package that the average person on the street can easily digest. It can be very frustrating to know that something is true but not be able to explain it clearly to someone else. Hopefully many of you out there will find the list below useful. It is a list of 70 numbers that show why we are headed for a national economic nightmare. So...
  • Kirsten Powers: If The WH Wasn’t Involved in The Leaks, “I’m the Queen of England”

    06/09/2012 10:38:34 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 27 replies
    rightnewz ^ | 6/9/12 | powers
    She'll be getting a call from David Axelrod. Democrat contributor Kirsten Powers says “I don’t see how it’s possible that the White House didn’t know about these stories when you have quotes of the president”....If WH wasn't involved, "I'm the queen of England" (Video)
  • All President Obama Does Now Is Raise Campaign Cash

    06/08/2012 5:54:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 8, 2012 | MARK STEYN
    Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee a few days ago — that's 60 years on the throne. Just to put it in perspective, she's been queen since Harry S Truman was president. At any rate, her jubilee has been a huge success, save for a few churlish republicans in various corners of Her Majesty's realms from London to Toronto to Sydney pointing out how absurd it is for grown citizens to be fawning over a distant head of state who lives in a fabulous, glittering cocoon entirely disconnected from ordinary life. Which brings us to President Obama. Last week,...
  • Jobs, Money, Scott Walker: Is It Time for Democrats to Panic?

    06/08/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 7, 2012 | By Naureen Khan
    Democrats are having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad June. But if it’s time to start panicking, most of them haven’t gotten the memo. Despite a spate of negative news, Democrats nationwide, both publicly and privately, seem remarkably Zen about their party’s prospects in November and unwilling to take out any frustration on their man in the Oval Office just yet. “Is there any anxiety on our side? Yes,” said Jerry Crawford, a longtime Democratic activist in Iowa. “Should the other side be feeling at least as much anxiety? Yes. There’s plenty of concern everywhere for both sides.”
  • Democrats paralyzed on tax cuts (Can't decide income threshold for extending the Bush-era rates)

    06/08/2012 10:24:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/08/2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic leaders are politically paralyzed on how to proceed on the Bush-era tax rates. With five months to go before the election, President Obama and key congressional Democrats remain at odds on whether the threshold for extending the George W. Bush-era rates for families should be $250,000 per year or $1 million annually. Obama backs the former while most Democratic leaders, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), support the higher threshold. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has no immediate plans to advance a bill allowing Bush-era tax rates for the wealthy to...
  • Obama: "The Private Sector Is Doing Fine"

    06/08/2012 9:02:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    Question: What about the Republicans saying that you're blaming the Europeans for the failures of your own policies? President Obama: The truth of the matter is that, as I said, we created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone. The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. Oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, Governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don't have the same...
  • Calif. blackouts possible with nuke plant offline

    06/08/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies ^ | Friday, June 8, 2012 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD,
    Southern California utility officials are warning that blackouts in the region are possible this summer as a result of the sidelined San Onofre nuclear power plant. The damaged plant is likely to remain sidelined until at least the end of August while investigators probe excessive wear in tubing that carries radioactive water, the plant's operator said Thursday. The officials say that if a heat wave hits while the twin-reactor plant is offline, rotating blackouts are a possibility. Utilities have been scrambling to find replacement power as a precaution, including restarting two retired natural gas-fired plants in Orange County. Edison spokeswoman...
  • (They deserve eachother:) Obama Double-Crossed Kennedy Family

    06/08/2012 1:47:21 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 53 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07 Jun 2012 | N/A
    Ed Klein’s blockbuster new best-seller about President Barack Obama chronicles Obama’s insulting snubs of staunch supporter Caroline Kennedy, the sole surviving child of President John F. Kennedy. Caroline even become so disgusted by Obama she called him a “liar and worse.” Klein’s just-released book “Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House” skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list in its first week in publication and has remained there for the third week in a row. Klein offers surprising behind-the-scenes details about Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s relationship with Caroline and other members of...
  • Our View: Democrats bow to labor on bankruptcy (Stockton & other CA cities)

    06/08/2012 12:38:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Merced Sun-Star ^ | Tuesday, Jun. 05, 2012 | (Editorial board)
    Despite objections from the mayors of California's ten largest cities, the Assembly last week approved Assembly Bill 1692 by Fremont Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski. The bill will make it harder for cities to seek bankruptcy protection. It reneges on a carefully crafted compromise measure approved just six months ago that requires financially beleaguered cities to enter into good-faith negotiations with their creditors—including most significantly, public employee unions—before filing for bankruptcy protection. Stockton was in the midst of that mediation when the bill to undo it began moving in the Legislature. Just how bad are things in Stockton? Well how's this for...
  • Left pushes for $10 minimum wage, but House Democratic leadership balks

    06/07/2012 6:42:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2012 | Mike Lillis
    The House Democrats pushing for a steep hike in the minimum wage could face an unlikely foe: their own leadership. Behind Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Ill.), almost two dozen liberal Democrats endorsed legislation this week to raise the federal minimum wage immediately from $7.25 to $10 per hour, the first such increase in three years. The lawmakers think they’ve found a winning issue in an election cycle that’s featured the rise of the Occupy movement, criticism of Mitt Romney’s path to wealth and a class-centered fight over the Bush-era tax rates. But no Democratic leaders have endorsed the measure, and...
  • Noonan: What's Changed After Wisconsin...The Obama admin. suddenly looks like a house of cards.

    06/07/2012 6:17:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    the Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/7/2012 | Peggy Noonan
    What happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption. Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition. The unions and their allies put everything they had into "one of their most aggressive grass-roots campaigns ever," as the Washington Post's Paul Whoriskey and Dan Balz reported in a day-after piece. Fifty thousand volunteers made phone calls and knocked on 1.4 million doors to get out the vote against Gov. Scott Walker. Mr. Walker's supporters, less deeply organized on the ground, had a considerable advantage in money. But organization and money...
  • Wildlife groups sue US over lead bullets

    06/07/2012 4:47:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    AFP - ^ | 08 June 2012
    Seven US conservation groups on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the government of failing to regulate the use of toxic lead bullets in hunting. Lead bullets have been shown to fragment upon impact, leaving bits behind in carcasses that other animals scavenge. The practice can cause lead poisoning in species such as the endangered California condor, eagles, swans and more. A petition by 100 environmental groups to the EPA in March, asking for the agency to regulate the components of ammunition used in hunting under the Toxic Substances Control Act, was refused amid strong opposition...
  • Between the Lines: By Mark Halperin (Democrats now believe 0bama could lose)

    06/07/2012 4:50:28 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 7 replies
    Slime Magazine ^ | 6-7-12 | Mark Halperin
    With five months until Election Day, Barack Obama faces a grim new reality: Republicans now believe Mitt Romney can win, and Democrats believe Obama can lose ... Last week's anemic job-creation and economic-growth data was sandwiched between two Bill Clinton specials: in one television interview, the 42nd President lauded Romney's business record as "sterling"; in another, he veered from the Obama line on the extension of Bush-era tax cuts ... The failure to unseat Wisconsin's Republican governor Scott Walker in a recall election was another bad sign for Democrats since it will rev up conservatives nationwide, including the kind of...
  • (Left-wing Loon) Pete Stark's Days in Congress Might Be Numbered

    06/07/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    S. F. Chronicle ^ | Thursday, June 7, 2012
    Pete Stark's days in Congress might be numbered The nearly four-decade reign of Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, is about to end. Stark finished first among three candidates in the 15th Congressional District, but the message of discontent with his boorish and increasingly erratic approach to his job as a public servant could not have been louder. Nearly 59 percent of voters in the freshly realigned district preferred someone other than Stark: 36 percent for Eric Swalwell, a 31-year-old prosecutor and Dublin City Council member, and 22 percent for Chris Pareja, an independent who ran a spirited low-budget campaign. In years...
  • First Solar's Crony Socialism is a Big Failure

    06/07/2012 1:18:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 7, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    Renewable-loving Los Angeles is showing that even the power of billions of dollars in taxpayer“stimulus” cannot overcome the dominant hand of government regulation, and ironically it’s costing President Obama more green jobs. One of the darlings of the Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program,First Solar, has seen itsstock price take a drubbing, laid off thousands of workers, and left its leadership – with significant influence from Walmart’sWalton family – scrambling to save the company. The latest stumble has led to another setback of worker inactivity at First Solar’s Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One project in California, approximately 75 miles...
  • Leaked Emails Endanger Obama Nominee

    06/07/2012 10:37:45 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    President Obama’s ambassadorial nominee to Iraq appears to have conducted a lascivious extramarital affair with a Wall Street Journal reporter while the duo were stationed in Iraq according to a collection of often-explicit emails posted on the website Cryptome earlier this week. The emails raise questions about whether the administration official traded access to sensitive information for sexual favors and his fitness for the ambassadorship.
  • Sebelius: ‘We’ll be ready’ if Supreme Court strikes healthcare law

    06/07/2012 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 136 replies
    Sebelius: ‘We’ll be ready’ if Supreme Court strikes healthcare law By Elise Viebeck - 06/07/12 11:53 AM ET President Obama's top health official told an audience Thursday that the administration will be prepared to react if the Supreme Court strikes down its healthcare reform law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she is "confident and optimistic" that the high court will uphold the law, but added "we'll be ready for contingencies" if it does not. The remark, at a White House town hall on women's health, comes as the president and Democrats brace themselves for the court's decision,...
  • Holder: DOJ Will ‘Vigorously Use’ Voting Rights Act Against States

    06/07/2012 10:58:22 AM PDT · by · 58 replies ^ | June 7, 2012 | Matt Cover
    ( – Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the Justice Department will “vigorously use” anti-Jim Crow provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prevent some southern states from purging ineligible voters from their rolls and enacting voter-I.D. laws. "It is the position of this Department of Justice and certainly this Attorney General that we will vigorously defend and vigorously use Section 5. The need for it is still there." Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requires several southern states and counties in states such as California and Florida to get federal “pre-clearance”...
  • Florida election official to Rev. Al: We won't let Gov. Scott purge our voters!

    06/07/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    pMSNBC ^ | Jun 6, 2012 | Aliyah Shahid
    Florida announced Wednesday afternoon it would ignore the Department of Justice's demands to stop its controversial voter purge, but a state election supervisor threw another twist into the story, telling MSNBC's Al Sharpton soon afterwards that he and his colleagues won't play along. Ion Sancho, Leon County's supervisor of elections, told the PoliticsNation host that Republican Gov. Rick Scott can "do all he wants of this partisan endeavor" but that Sancho would not participate in a process he sees as illegal, adding that he spoke for a good number of his fellow supervisors. The majority of us "will not conduct...
  • Documents Show Barack Obama was Member of a Socialist Third Party in 90s

    06/07/2012 12:01:23 PM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | June 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, hey, folks, quick question here. Would it matter to you if you found out that Mitt Romney was a member of a socialist third party back in the 1990s, who wanted to basically make America like a Western European Social Democracy? Would that matter to you? It would? Would it matter to you if Romney were a member of the Nazi party back in the nineties? So you think it would disqualify Romney? If you found out that Romney was a member of a left-wing socialist third party and did everything he could to cover it up and...
  • Obama Can't Do Fourth Grade Math; '60 Mil. Divided by 600 Thous. is $54.94'

    06/07/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/7/12 | Aurelius
    We've covered the Obama's campaign problems with math before. A few months ago they stated that 12 times 40 equaled 1,000. Today, they're publishing nonsensical statistics about the money Obama raised during the month of May. Before we begin, please enjoy the jumbled mess that President Obama himself posted online: ...Importantly, Obama touts the average donation as being exactly $54.94 in order to pretend that he is backed almost exclusively by average Americans. Unfortunately for him, even the average American has a calculator handy. So let's see if Obama's math holds up. Now, since I wasn't certain if they used...
  • Rep. Issa questions Holder, Democrats turn hearing into circus

    06/07/2012 10:24:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/7/12 | Staff
    The meat of what happens here is that Issa questions Holder about the wiretaps and Holder essentially blames Bush, justifying their handling of the wiretap applications based on how the Bush administration handled similar applications. But during Issa’s intense questioning of Holder, Democrats Sheila Jackson Lee and Mel Watt ran interference for him, constantly interrupting over Issa’s refusal to allow Holder to use up his time filibustering. Democrat Ranking member Conyers steps into the fray after the questioning to object to Issa’s style of questioning. Basically the Democrats turned what was legitimate and necessary questioning of Holder into a circus:
  • Obama’s Third-Party History - New documents shed new light on his ties to a leftist party

    06/07/2012 9:08:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/7/12 | Stanley Kurtz
    On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as today’s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the United States toward European-style social democracy, which was precisely the New Party’s In late October 2008, when I...
  • So, Dianne Feinstein is taller than 23 dwarves

    06/07/2012 9:49:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/7/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    Dianne Feinstein, California's most popular politician, garnered 49.3 percent - less than half - of the vote on election day Tuesday. Winning 1.8 million votes, Feinstein trounced her 23 challengers handily in what wags call California's "jungle primary." There was no big-name challenger, yet more than half of voters went for Anyone But DiFi. Feinstein won fewer votes than the failed (for now) tobacco-tax ballot measure. Is Feinstein in trouble? Elizabeth Emken, the Republican who won the second-most votes and hence will challenge Feinstein on the November ballot, won 450,000. So probably not. Feinstein political guru Bill Carrick notes that...
  • Reid: Bet on filibuster changes if Obama, Dems win in November

    06/07/2012 9:15:50 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he and other Democrats would likely push for changes to Senate filibuster rules if the Democrats hold the Senate in November, and blamed Republican obstructionism for forcing these changes. "I'll just bet you … if we maintain a majority, and I feel quite confident that we can do that, and the president is reelected, there is going to be some changes," Reid said on the Senate floor Thursday morning. "We can no longer go through this, every bill, filibusters on bills that they agree with. It's just a waste of time...
  • MSNBC's Schultz Lectures Union Members Who Voted for Scott Walker (Video)

    06/07/2012 5:38:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6-6-2012 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Wednesday's The Ed Show, MSNBC host Ed Schultz took a lecturing and even mocking tone toward labor union members who voted for Governor Scott Walker in Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin as he recounted NBC News exit poll numbers showing that a significant chunk of union voters supported the Wisconsin Republican. The MSNBC host ended up invoking President Obama's assertion from the 2008 campaign that people in rural areas vote for Republicans because of a tendency to "cling" to guns and religion, and suggested that Obama was correct in his diagnosis of what he viewed as a problem that...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Air Force and Secret Service for Records Michelle Obama Ski Vacation to Aspen

    06/07/2012 7:22:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on May 31, 2012 against the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service to obtain records detailing Michelle Obama's February 2012 President's Day weekend ski vacation to Aspen, Colorado with her two daughters... Judicial Watch seeks access to any and all records concerning the mission taskings, transportation costs and passenger manifests for Mrs. Obama's February 2012 trip to Aspen, Colorado. ... the Aspen trip was the 16th vacation in three years taken by...
  • Archaeologists from the 22nd Century Ponder the Death of California

    06/07/2012 7:26:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 7, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Even though Chuck Asay is one of my favorite cartoonists (see here, here, here, here, and here), I was not a big fan of one of his recent two-frame cartoons. But he has more than made up for that slight transgression with this new gem.I’m biased, of course, since I’ve already written about California being the Greece of America, but there’s plenty of evidence to justify Asay’s cartoon. California already has some of the highest tax rates in America, resulting in Laffer Curve responses that reduce tax revenue.California has violated Mitchell’s Golden Rule, letting government spending grow faster than the productive sector of the...