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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...