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  • Sunday Reflection: The importance of showing up

    09/30/2012 6:57:25 AM PDT · by radioone · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-29-12 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    Last month, I wrote that though Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of life is showing up, in politics it's more like 100 percent. With the election now just weeks away, that statement is looking truer and truer. The polls show the presidential race neck and neck. But that's among people who respond to polls. The actual election will hinge on who actually shows up to vote. Pollsters try to account for this with "likely voter" models, which adjust the raw data based on who's likely to go to the trouble to vote not just spout off to a...
  • FNC's Powers Calls Out Pro-Obama Media Bias on Libya Attack and Prez Race

    09/30/2012 6:38:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/30/2012 | By Brad Wilmouth
    On Saturday's Fox News Watch, as the panel discussed the media's lack of attention to revelations that the Obama administration knew that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a pre-planned terrorist attack in spite of dismissing the event as a protest that got out of hand, left-leaning FNC analyst Kirsten Powers declared that the media have had a "really disturbing lack of curiosity" about the episode, adding that they "should be holding" the Obama administration's "feet to the fire in a a serious way." When asked by substitute host Rick Folbaum if the administration's goal was to...
  • Despite illness, Rep. Jesse Jackson on track for reelection

    09/30/2012 4:14:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 30, 2012 | Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune
    CHICAGO — Battling mental illness and personal financial troubles, Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is a heavy favorite for reelection Nov. 6 despite a surreal campaign from which he has been absent for almost four months. Jackson, 47, who disclosed this summer that he has bipolar depression and has undergone weeks of hospitalization, is convalescing in Washington and meeting occasionally with aides. He has been absent from the House of Representatives since June 8. Whether he will campaign at all is in question. His reelection bid is being led by his wife, Sandi Jackson, who turned down interview requests....
  • The Times recommends Barack Obama for president, again (Obama's a failure but we endorse him anyway)

    09/29/2012 10:12:13 PM PDT · by Junior_G · 36 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 29, 2012 | Seattle Times Editorial Board
    In 2008, Barack Obama was The Seattle Times’ choice for president. Four years later, we endorse him again, with less enthusiasm. But he is a better choice than Mitt Romney, and could still go down in history as a good president...
  • Got a Romney bumper sticker or yard sign? Watch out for these unhinged libs

    09/30/2012 4:37:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    twitchy ^ | september 29, 2012
    New York City subway vandal Mona Eltahawy isn’t the only unhinged progressive who believes in a constitutional right to deface property. Conservatives are reporting that their Romney/Ryan bumper stickers and yard signs are being stolen and vandalized by people spitting in the face of free speech.
  • Now even Democrats demand that Barack Obama comes clean over al-Qaeda and Middle East attacks

    09/29/2012 11:03:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/29/12 | Toby Harnden
    Democrats, including Senator John Kerry, a possible Secretary of State if Barack Obama wins a second term, have joined Republicans in demanding answers as to why terrorists were able to murder the U.S. ambassador to Libya. The new Democratic demands as it emerged that no threat assessment was conducted before Chris Stevens, the late U.S. Ambassador, and his team began 'taking up residence' at the Benghazi compound. A source told Fox news that the security lapses were a 'total failure' and there was no proper security equipment installed in the compound's buildings apart from a small number of video
  • Excommunication Should Be the Church's Next Option

    09/29/2012 3:44:08 PM PDT · by ajernig · 16 replies
    Irish Examiner USA newspaper ^ | 9/26.2012 | Alicia Colon
    Although I may not be the best Catholic I can be, at least I know my religion. It drives me crazy when politicians like Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. John Kerry, VP Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew Cuomo who consider themselves Roman Catholics express such ignorance of its dogma. I blame their pastors for continuing to serve them in spite of their public heresy promoting issues that are against Church doctrine. But it is also very unnerving to hear President Obama twist Christian ideology to suit his campaign rhetoric.
  • Democrats lay out second-term wish list for President Obama (Measuring Curtains)

    09/29/2012 12:55:16 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/29/2012 | Mike Lillis
    The presidential contest is far from over, but House Democrats are already readying their legislative wish-lists in hopes that President Obama is reelected. The lawmakers are floating a broad array of issues they'd like Obama to tackle immediately in a second term, placing a focus on jobs and the economy, but also thorny discretionary issues like immigration, climate change, housing – even a return to healthcare reform.
  • Benghazi Worse than Watergate

    09/29/2012 11:02:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 29, 2012 | Roger L. Simon
    For over forty years now, the Watergate scandal — the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and the subsequent cover-up by the Nixon administration — has been the sine qua non of American political malfeasance. It has been followed by myriad other “gates” affecting both parties but has never been superseded. Until now. Benghazi or Benghazigate, as some call it, is worse. Far worse. Incomparably worse. Watergate caught numerous public officials lying, including the president of the United States, but Benghazigate has all that and more. It involves the terrorist murder (not an electorally irrelevant burglary) of...
  • Gas Prices Drive Consumer Spending Higher in August

    09/28/2012 4:06:32 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/28/2012 | reuters
    U.S. consumer spending rose in August by the most in six months as households stretched to pay for higher gasoline prices, according to a government report on Friday that pointed to lackluster economic growth in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said consumer spending increased 0.5 percent after an unrevised 0.4 percent gain in July. Last month's rise was in line with economists' expectations. Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of U.S. economic activity and the second straight month of increase mostly reflected higher gasoline prices, which rose 28.2 cents per gallon last month, though automobile purchases also helped.IO
  • KNOX GUN-RIGHTS REPORT: Police state – we're almost there

    09/28/2012 7:53:53 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox: There's no constitutional justification for 150,000 federal cops During this heated election season, the politicians and the pundits banter back and forth about the economy, jobs and important social issues, with back-to-back TV commercials making claims and accusations followed immediately by the opposition’s counter-claims and counter-accusations. But in the midst of all of this political wrangling, the Obama administration’s war on gun owners – in the name of the war on crime, the war on drugs, the war on gun trafficking to Mexico and what used to be called the war on terror – rages on. When I...
  • Voters Say Free Stuff Better than Freedom

    09/28/2012 9:55:45 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 33 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    Despite polling data indicating that over 60% of those surveyed see GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's concern about Americans becoming too dependent on government as valid, most still say they will vote to reelect Obama. “As a general proposition, it might be a bad thing for people to become too dependent on the government,” said one poll respondent. “But this whole freedom thing is kind of abstract compared to actually getting stuff for free. I mean, take the 10 million free phones the government has given out. A phone is something I can hold in my hand. I can use...
  • Democrats: Investigate Benghazi Attack AFTER the Election

    09/28/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    Don’t be fooled by the supposedly bipartisan effort to investigate the Obama administration’s actions after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Democrats are no more serious about challenging their leader in the White House than they have ever been. But here’s the salient point, and how the Democrats are duping the public into thinking that they truly want an investigation: Kerry and his pals’ letter to Thomas Nides, deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, is asking for more information and a full briefing after the Senate returns in November. That’s right. After the election.
  • It's Over

    09/28/2012 6:52:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2012 | William L. Gensert
    Give up -- Barack Obama has won. With the election only weeks away, it is clear from recent swing state polling that Mitt Romney has lost this election. According to the Quinnipiac numbers, in the battleground states of Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania, the president is ahead by 10%, 9% and 12%, respectively. Romney can't win. Just ask any journalist or newscaster. He is toast -- stick a fork in him. Bull... If anything, the closer we get to Election Day, the more apparent it is that Obama is not only losing, but losing big. The Obama campaign, and by "campaign"...
  • Democrats: Investigate Benghazi Attack After the Election

    09/28/2012 4:37:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/28/12 | William Bigelow
    Don’t be fooled by the supposedly bipartisan effort to investigate the Obama administration’s actions after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Democrats are no more serious about challenging their leader in the White House than they have ever been. Trying to pass off his actions as part of a bipartisan effort at investigation, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) started circulating a letter that his aides said would be asking for more information. Republicans claimed that there were now calls from both parties for an examination of Obama and his administration’s actions; Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)...
  • VIP's Criticize Obama

    09/28/2012 9:56:13 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    VeracityVoice.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    President Obama seems to inspire a historically high level of criticism and suspicion, for example: Thomas Sowell, author and columnist, says: “Barack Obama is one of those people who are often wrong but never in doubt.” Adam Carolla, entertainer, says that Obama is like a bad Adam Sandler movie, and that Americans are smart enough to know they don’t want a sequel. Burgess Owens, former NFL star, calls Obama an “empathy-free president” and urges blacks not to vote for him. European Union Times (website) reports: “French Leader Sarkozy Slams Obama, Warns He Might Be Insane.” Bettina Viviano, Hollywood producer who...
  • Shea-Porter says New Hampshire needs to be saved from ‘tea party’ Republicans

    09/27/2012 10:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Nashua Telegraph ^ | September 28, 2012 | Jake Berry
    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in an occasional series of stories based on meetings between The Telegraph editorial board and candidates running for federal and state offices in the Nov. 6 general election. The first time former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter ran for office, she had just returned from New Orleans soon after Hurricane Katrina, where she found people struggling and abandoned by their government. Now, six years later, she worries Congress is heading down the same road. “In 2006, I said the poor have fallen and the middle class are stumbling, and it has not gotten easier,” Shea-Porter, who...
  • Candidate’s wife throws water on reporter (video washout!)

    One way to get rid of a pesky reporter: Throw a bucket of water on him. That's what the wife of a failed candidate embroiled in a campaign scandal did to Miami Local 10 senior political reporter Michael Putney. The TV journalist came away drenched but not any more enlightened than when he knocked on the door. The caught-on-tape moment has made a splash on the Web. But the strangest part of the story is that the soggy reporter isn't even the weirdest part. According to the Miami Herald, failed Democratic congressional candidate Justin Lamar Sternad is reportedly telling the...
  • Soros donates $1.5 million to pro-Obama super PACs

    09/27/2012 3:45:20 PM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2012 | Dan Eggen
    George Soros, the liberal billionaire investor who has largely laid low during the 2012 elections, announced $1.5 million in pledged donations Thursday to a trio of super PACs backing President Obama and congressional Democrats, PAC officials said. Soros, who became nationally prominent in 2004 when he spent more than $20 million on independent groups supporting Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), will give $1 million to Priorities USA Action — which is supporting Obama — and $500,000 to Majority PAC and House Majority PAC, which are running ads on behalf of Democratic candidates for Congress. The move could signal a softening of...
  • Obama and Media Coordinate to Attach the "47% Video" to Romney's Supposedly Falling Poll Numbers

    09/27/2012 2:05:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, Obama is in Virginia, he's got a campaign appearance going, and he just told a whopper. Grab sound bite five, by the way. He just told a whopper to the crowd. And, by the way, let's play sound bite five. This is what has caused this big change. The Romney video where he claimed that 47% of the voters are just beyond his reach, they don't pay taxes or whatever, you remember the video from May at a fundraiser. Obama has latched on to that to now try to talk about the people of this country...
  • Samuel L. Jackson Asks Voters To ‘Wake The F—’ Up, Support Obama

    09/27/2012 2:11:48 PM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/27/2012 | Unattributed
    Hold on to your butts. The Samuel L. Jackson political ad has been released and he’s asking Americans to “wake the f— up.” In perhaps the most anticipated political ad of the election season from either side of the aisle was released today from the Jewish Council on Research and Education, featuring an impassioned Jackson urging voters leaning toward GOP candidate Mitt Romney instead of President Barack Obama to reconsider their choice come November. Flanked by a young girl, Jackson and the girl attempt to convince the girl’s family to step up and reelect the president. The video is vintage...
  • Study: Female GOP politicians look more feminine

    09/27/2012 2:14:07 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 27, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    If a new academic study is to be believed, Republican women politicians look more feminine than their Democratic counterparts. The study, by two UCLA researchers, found that female politicians with what are described as stereotypically feminine features tended to be Republicans, and the reverse was also true for Democratic women. GOP women rated, on average, twice as stereotypically feminine as Democrats. In fact, the authors said the correlation was so strong that undergraduates were regularly able to guess someone's party affiliation just by the way she looked. Read more: Study: Female GOP politicians look more feminine - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/sep/27/study-female-gop-politicians-look-more-feminine/#ixzz27htOhfOr...
  • The 47% Speaks: She's Voting for Obama Because He Gave Her a Free Phone

    09/27/2012 11:01:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September, 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites, the archives. Here's Ken Rogulski, our man in Detroit at WJR, our blowtorch affiliate there. In October 2009, people were in line for money from Obama's stimulus, and Ken Rogulski went out and talked to 'em. ROGULSKI: Why are you here? WOMAN #1: To get some money. ROGULSKI: What kind of money? WOMAN #1: Obama money. ROGULSKI: Where's it coming from? WOMAN #1: Obama. ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get it? WOMAN #1: I don't know, his stash. I don't know. (laughter) I don't know where he got...
  • Nearly 400,000 More Jobs Added Than First Thought

    09/27/2012 11:13:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 27, 2012 | By Ben Casselman
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday released an early look at its annual “benchmark revision” of its payroll data. When the preliminary revisions become final early next year, the official data should show that 386,000 more Americans were working in March than previously believed. The private sector did even better, adding 453,000 jobs versus previous estimates. ... There was one symbolic significance to the revision: If the preliminary figures hold, they would suggest that more Americans are now working than when President Obama took office. That doesn’t mean much for the broader economy — there are still more than...
  • Here Is The White House Spin On Today's Disappointing Economic Data

    09/27/2012 11:38:55 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    A massive 13% collapse in durable goods, the biggest since January 2009; a $20 billion miss to annualized Q2 GDP estimates, and well below the lowest estimate, 60+ weeks of constant upward BLS revisions to initial claims "data" and not to mention assorted atrocious economic (note: not to be confused with market - the two are now completely unlinked) data from around the globe. And what does the White House say: the data shows that the "US is making progress." We sure wouldn't want to know what it would look like if after 3 episodes of easing, trillions injected into...
  • Durable goods orders take worst monthly drop since recession (Great "recovery"! /sarc)

    09/27/2012 11:45:32 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    nbc ^ | 9/27/2012 | reuters
    New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods in August fell by the most in 3-1/2 years, pointing to a sharp slowdown in factory activity even as a gauge of planned business spending rebounded. The Commerce Department said on Thursday durable goods orders dived 13.2 percent, the largest drop since January 2009, when the economy was in the throes of a recession. Orders for July were revised down to show a 3.3 percent increase instead of the previously reported 4.1 percent gain. Economists polled by Reuters had expected orders for durable goods -- items from toasters to aircraft that are meant...
  • Anger grows over media bias

    09/27/2012 11:54:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 39 replies
    the examiner ^ | 9/27/2012 | BY: FRANK VERNUCCIO
    Anger is beginning to erupt nationwide over what many perceive to be media bias against Mitt Romney and other Republican or conservative-oriented candidates. The Media Research Center has consistently provided examples of bias against the Republican challenger to President Obama. The bias extends beyond actual news reporting and includes the well-known proclivity of Hollywood to back leftist candidates, exemplified by the recent disclosures that funds would be provided to “push” a pro-Obama message on purely entertainment television shows. The incentive may well be a redundancy. Indeed, some broadcasts, David Letterman being a prime example, already sound like humorous infomercials on...
  • Bishop Paprocki warns of 'intrinsic evils' in Democratic platform

    09/27/2012 8:43:29 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 09/27/2012 | CNA
    Springfield, Ill., Sep 27, 2012 / 02:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Drawing particular attention to the Democratic Party platform’s support for “intrinsic evils” like abortion and “same-sex marriage,” Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill. has said Catholics need to “think and pray very carefully” about their votes in the upcoming election. “My job is not to tell you for whom you should vote. But I do have a duty to speak out on moral issues,” Bishop Paprocki said in his Sept. 23 column for the Catholic Times diocesan paper. “I would be abdicating this duty if I remained silent out...
  • Bombshell: Obama Administration Deleted State Dept. Memo From Internet

    09/27/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT · by radioone · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-27-12 | Jim Hoft
    Full Headline: Bombshell: Obama Administration Deleted State Dept. Memo From Internet After Discovering Al-Qaeda Was Behind Benghazi Attack.Yesterday there were reports that the Obama Administration found out the Al-Qaeda was behind the Benghazi consulate attacks within 24 hours of the assault that killed four Americans. So what was their first action? Did they secure the compound? – No, that took over a week to get FBI agents to the consulate Did they acknowledge it was an Al-Qaeda attack? No, Obama this week blamed the terror attack on a YouTube protest. Here’s what they did – They scrubbed a damning State...
  • Voting Guide for Serious Catholics

    09/27/2012 7:17:01 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 12 replies
    Vanity | 9/27/2012 | pgyanke
    More than any other identifiable group of Americans, Catholics have the ability to single-handedly turn this country away from its descent into the culture of death. Simply standing for our Faith is all this is required. However, in recent elections, our politicians have catered to favored minority groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class and sexual orientation. The one group neglected in this narrative is Christians (in general), and Catholics (in particular). By most estimates, the homosexual population is approximately 2% of the total. Yet our politicians are in competition with one another in courting their vote. Why don't...
  • With Superior Ground Operations, Obama Widens His Lead In Ohio [Obama with 10-Point Lead?]

    09/26/2012 10:37:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 26, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    With Superior Ground Operations, Obama Widens His Lead In Ohio By Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio—For Mitt Romney's campaign, the location was nothing more than a friendly business that had agreed to host a rally to promote the candidate's policies toward small businesses and manufacturing. But it was hard not to view Romney's midday appearance at American Spring Wire, a company that makes wire that bounces back into place, as a possible metaphor for the candidate's electoral hopes in this crucial swing state. "It goes right back to where it started," Romney told a crowd of several hundred...
  • Why I Refuse to Vote for Obama: The case against casting a ballot for the president...

    09/26/2012 10:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 26, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Tell certain liberals and progressives that you can't bring yourself to vote for a candidate who opposes gay rights, or who doesn't believe in Darwinian evolution, and they'll nod along. Say that you'd never vote for a politician caught using the 'n'-word, even if you agreed with him on more policy issues than his opponent, and the vast majority of left-leaning Americans would understand. But these same people cannot conceive of how anyone can discern Mitt Romney's flaws, which I've chronicled in the course of the campaign, and still not vote for Obama. Don't they see that Obama's transgressions are...
  • The Democrat’s Freedom Dilemma…

    09/26/2012 7:44:04 PM PDT · by Alex Baker · 1 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | September 25, 2012 | Jess Jones
    Creation of a dependent class becomes possible once government-controlled education ensures that the masses are dependent on the ruling class to think. How else would one explain the constant erosion of standards in the school system? Why would school districts in California go out of their way to graduate Hispanic students who don’t speak the tongue of the politicians? Ignorance is vital to Democratic success no matter what form it comes in. Even among those with “higher education”, when logic is abdicated for the “virtue” of the liberal arts, big brother can tell them how do add up numbers that...
  • Minnesota taxes 13th highest in US

    09/26/2012 7:09:32 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9--26-12 | bill salisbury
    Minnesota state and local taxes were 13th highest in the nation per capita in 2010, while the state ranked 15th highest in spending per person. Those were among the findings in a new Minnesota Taxpayers Association annual report on state and local taxes and spending that was released Wednesday, Sept. 26. It was based on recently released U.S. Census Bureau data for 2010. “The findings suggest that Minnesota’s moderate increases in tax collections were largely similar to the experiences of other states,” the report said. Minnesota’s state and local taxes per $1,000 of income increased 2.5 percent from 2009 to...
  • Dems Welcomed Muslims, Prohibited Christian Hospitality in Charlotte

    09/26/2012 10:06:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://blogs.christianpost.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Rev. Austin Miles
    CHARLOTTE,North Carolina (9/11/12) When the DNC came to Charlotte, area churches, 100 of them, offered hospitality, not knowing how much the Dems hate God and would actually boo God at the convention. They had no idea how that hatred would be directed at them and their churches. The Sunday before the DNC, over 9000 people had come together to pray for the convention. Then, wanting to extend hospitality to the visitors to their city, 56 of the churches set out to “Adopt-a-Delegation.” They put together gift baskets featuring Carolina Pralines and a letter welcoming them to the city and offering...
  • County Governments Revolt Against Gov. Martin O'Malley

    09/26/2012 11:44:57 AM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-09-25 | Matt Blumenfeld
    Throughout Maryland, county governments have begun to push back against the reckless fiscal policies of Governor Martin O’Malley. During Maryland’s first special session, this past summer, Marylanders saw their taxes once again increased and witnessed the state government passing the buck on teacher pension liabilities to the county governments. In addition, Gov. O’Malley has put into action a whole slew of new regulations on vehicles, rainwater run-off, and septic systems. With continuously diminishing authority over local government specific issues and even higher taxes, county officials are hoping to posture themselves in order to curb not only the authority of the...
  • Congressional Black Caucus launches voter protection initiative

    09/26/2012 11:15:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Grio at NBC News ^ | September 26, 2012 | Melissa Noel
    (VIDEO AT LINK) The Congressional Black Caucus used National Voter Registration Day to launch a new voter protection initiative. On Tuesday members of the CBC partnered with community leaders as well as local and state elected officials in a series of events throughout the country to unveil “For the People“. The initiative draws attention to voter suppression efforts, like restrictive voter ID laws, that could prevent many minorities from voting in November. The goal of “For the People” is to provide information on what documents and procedures are needed to vote so that no eligible voter is turned away from...
  • George Soros Totally Bailed On Democrats This Election

    09/25/2012 1:31:42 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-25-2012 | Walter Hickey
    George Soros Totally Bailed On Democrats This Election Walter HickeySeptember 25, 2012World Economic Forum, Flickr George Soros has been the primary political bogeyman for more extreme wings of the Republican party for some time now. The fascination first began in 2004 when Soros pledged $25.5 million to groups dedicated to removing then-President George W. Bush from office, including MoveOn.org, America Coming Together, and the Center for American Progress. Those efforts obviously failed, but they also cemented the billionaire hedge fund manager in the conservative psyche as the man bankrolling liberal causes. Rumors abound about his true motivations, and have spawned...
  • Democratic Candidate for N.C. Governor Shares Perdue’s Foot-in-Mouth Disease

    09/25/2012 12:22:19 PM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-09-21 | Patrick Gleason
    As we hit the home stretch in the North Carolina governor’s race — one of the most hotly contested gubernatorial races in the country this year — Democratic nominee Walter Dalton is going into desperation mode and getting sloppy with his remarks in the process. Earlier this week Americans for Tax Reform noted how Dalton unintentionally complimented his opponent, former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory, by comparing him to Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. In the same speech where Dalton made those remarks last week, the Democratic nominee also criticized Pat McCrory for saying nice things about Tennessee’s lack of an income...
  • Obama: ‘Future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’

    09/25/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 333 replies
    Twitchy and Red State ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Twitchy headline says it all.Context provided by Erick Erickson at Red State: In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Pay careful attention to what he says: "The future...
  • Voting Guide for Serious Catholics-Final?

    09/25/2012 10:17:05 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 10 replies
    Vanity | 9/25/2012 | pgyanke
    In recent election cycles, our politicians have catered to favored minority groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class and sexual orientation. The one group neglected in this narrative is Christians (in general) and Catholics (in particular). By most estimates, the homosexual population is approximately 2% of the total. Yet our politicians are in competition with one another in courting their vote. Why don't the politicians speak of a Christian agenda when Christians comprise 85% of the population? Perhaps there are too many denominations to see them as a single group. Why, then, ignore the Catholics who number nearly 25%...
  • Harry Reid: Mitt Romney Has 'Sullied' Mormonism': He's not the face' of the religion...

    09/25/2012 10:13:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Newser ^ | September 25, 2012 | Evann Gastaldo
    Harry Reid is a Mormon, and he wants you to know that Mitt Romney is not the poster boy for his religion, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Speaking on a conference call Friday about Romney's upcoming visit to Nevada, where many Mormons live, Reid said that he agrees with fellow Mormon Gregory A. Prince—who blogged last week that Romney has "sullied" their shared religion, according to Politico. Members of the LDS church "understand that [Romney] is not the face of Mormonism," Reid added. The GOP pounced on Reid's comments, with Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz saying, “Harry Reid seems to be...
  • Jewish Democrats warn Netanyahu to stay out of US presidential election

    09/25/2012 9:29:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/2012 | Julian Pecquet
    Top Jewish Democrats are standing squarely behind President Obama's decision not to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and warning Israel to butt out of the U.S. presidential race. The White House has been on the defensive ever since Israeli officials publicly complained last week after Obama refused to adjust his schedule to meet with Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this week. Republicans quickly pounced, urging Obama to reconsider and inviting Netanyahu to meet with them at his convenience. ''I don't think it's necessary for the president to rearrange his schedule,'' Rep. Henry Waxman...
  • How Liberals Screw the 47 Percent

    09/25/2012 5:13:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 98/25/2012 | Christopher Chantrill
    Everyone's getting their knickers in a twist about the 47 percent that Mitt Romney figures are going to vote for Barack Obama, no matter what. But do you know why they will vote for Barack? Wyatt Emmerich did the math back in 2010 for The Clevelend Current in Mississippi. It's been written up at ZeroHedge and by Kathy Shaidle. The message is simple. Earn $3,600 per year as head of a family of three, and your net earnings (after taxes and government benefits) will amount to $31,630. But if you earn $60,000 a year, your net earnings will be $34,366....
  • CALLING ON CHRISTIANS TO LEAVE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    09/24/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT · by lasereye · 32 replies
    NewsNow ^ | September 24, 2012 | Charlie Butts
    A prominent black pastor, upset over the direction the Democrat Party has taken, is asking Christians to change political affiliations. Bishop E.W. Jackson of S.T.A.N.D. (Staying True To America's National Destiny) has launched a project called "Exodus Now," which calls for a "mass exodus of Christians from the Democrat Part." "We believe that the Democrat Party has shown itself to be anti-Christian, anti-Bible, anti-family, anti-life and anti-God, and it's time for Christians to come out," Jackson explains. "We are focusing particularly -- not exclusively, but particularly -- on black Christians who in our view have been held captive by the...
  • The Problem With Democrats Choosing To Be Godless

    09/24/2012 4:42:08 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-24-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Pretty elementary stuff for veterans of the conservative cause, but after the DNC I felt the need to make and share this...
  • As Terrorists Murder Americans Overseas, Brady Campaign Not Sure America is Greatest Nation on Earth

    09/23/2012 7:43:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 14, 2012 | NA
    If there's one thing Brady Campaign president Dan Gross learned from the days when he worked for an ad agency, it's that you have to tailor your message to your audience. So when Gross was writing his most recent commentary for the America-bashing Huffington Post website, it was only natural that he would try to stir up support for gun control by speaking in terms America-bashers were sure to understand. So, on Thursday, two days after four Americans--Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service information officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods--were murdered by America-haters in Libya,...
  • Uh, Guys? Obama's Really Sorry! Your Tax Dollars at Work, Paying to Air a Message of Weakness

    09/24/2012 12:39:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 21, 2012 | James Taranto
    Call it a video reprise of the Obama Apology Tour: "The American Embassy in Islamabad, in a bid to tamp down public rage over the anti-Islam film produced in the U.S., is spending $70,000 to air an ad on Pakistani television that features President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton denouncing the video," the Associated Press reports.
  • NBC’s Chuck Todd: It’s kind of odd that Obama won’t take any meetings with foreign leaders

    09/24/2012 10:35:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    He's right, and for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is the unrest in the Middle East. One would think that an American head of state would take advantage of a UN meeting to grab some quality time with leaders in the region and try to hammer out some support. Instead, Barack Obama will be on The View --- and the RNC is making sure everyone knows it:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO NBC’S CHUCK TODD: “Meanwhile, today the president comes to New York for the United Nations General Assembly where he delivers his speech tomorrow but...
  • OBAMA TO CONDEMN CHRISTIAN FILMMAKER BEFORE UNITED NATIONS

    09/22/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 210 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-22-2012 | John Nolte
    September 22, 2012 OBAMA TO CONDEMN CHRISTIAN FILMMAKER BEFORE UNITED NATIONS John Nolte Not only are we seeing the White House and State Department call more attention to the Mohammed-mocking "Innocence of Muslims" than any terrorist network ever could've hoped for, but the President's indefensible scapegoating of the film and filmmaker to draw attention and blame away from U.S. security failures apparently knows no bounds. Next week, Obama will denounce the film in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly:National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor previews the president's speech to the UN General Assembly next week: "UNGA always provides...