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  • Ohio Teen Flies 7,000 Miles, Gets Rejected by Woman and Almost Freezes to Death (trunc)

    03/05/2015 1:55:47 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 53 replies
    ROOT ^ | 03/05/15 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Ohio Teen Flies 7,000 Miles, Gets Rejected by Woman and Almost Freezes to Death on Chinese Riverbank One love-struck Ohio teen almost died on a Chinese riverbank after getting drunk once he was rejected by the young woman he flew 7,000 miles to see, the Daily Mail reports. Identified by only his surname, Pratt, the 18-year-old flew from Ohio to Jiangshan, a city in Zhejiang province, China, after reportedly falling in love with a young Chinese woman he met online.
  • Abbott Camp Fury After Wendy Davis Crosses the Line, Again

    10/10/2014 5:59:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    PJTatler ^ | October 10, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    A new Wendy Davis campaign ad “exploits” the accident that left Texas Attorney General and Republican governor nominee Greg Abbott paralyzed for life, according to the Abbott campaign. The ad, called “Justice,” seeks to paint Greg Abbott as a hypocrite. Instead, it paints the Davis campaign as unethical and extremely desperate. It’s surely one of the most negative political ads in Texas history, which is saying something. The Abbott camp hit back very hard this afternoon. In a press statement, spokeswoman Amelia Chasse struggled for words to make sure that her statement is strong enough to convey the campaign’s outrage....
  • "Doomed"

    12/28/2013 3:29:56 PM PST · by publius911 · 28 replies
    Direct email DSCC.org ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 | DSCC
    From: DSCC Rapid Response Subject: doomed Date: Dec 28, 2013 12:53 PM[My Name] -- In his final press conference of 2013, President Obama shared some critically important news: The Affordable Care Act has helped keep health care costs growing at their slowest rate in 50 years."Obamacare is making health care affordable for millions of Americans. But $4.1 million from the Koch brothers -- along with millions more in hateful anti-Obamacare attacks -- are drowning out its success. The Koch brothers are claiming that Obamacare is ruining Americans' lives -- and they're trying to wipe out every single swing-state Democrats who...
  • Obama to Sign Up for Obamacare Today: Valerie Jarrett

    12/23/2013 6:15:47 AM PST · by kristinn · 54 replies
    AURN via Twitter ^ | Monday, December 23, 2013 | April Ryan
    President Obama will sign up for Health Insurance on the Marketplace by the end of today according to Valerie Jarrett @vj44Just off phone w/Valerie Jarrett @vj44 POTUS will sign up for for Health Insurance on the Market place by the end of today 2 lead by exampleValerie Jarrett @vj44 says people should go in the ACA website early today to beat the rush to sing (sic) up for insurance to have it Jan. 1 2014Valerie Jarrett @vj44 says having health insurance is "peace of mind" for when the unexpected happens.
  • The Federal Reserve Exudes Growing Desperation

    12/13/2013 11:11:21 AM PST · by publius321 · 13 replies
    A Marketwatch column points out that the "Fed wants to exit QE but keep long-term rates low". This is as realistic as saying that "I want to get rich but I do not want to work". They cannot keep rates down without buying UNLESS the Treasury takes over, literally prints the money off their presses - then buys their bonds themselves at auction instead of the Federal Reserve buying. One of the things that keeps these scoundrels in the administration out of prison is that...
  • Pelosi: Republicans Cant Stand Obama Because Hes Eloquent and Effective [Delusion Alert]

    09/20/2013 6:57:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/20/2013 | Josh Feldman
    With the threat of a government shutdown looming over a conservative battle to defund Obamacare, tensions on Washington are reaching a fever pitch. It was with that likely in mind when Nancy Pelosi opened up to POLITICO about Republican hatred of President Obama. She said shes never seen anything quite like it before, and surmised that Republicans cant stand Obama because hes eloquent and effective. Mike Allen asked Pelosi if the hatred is more personal than normal. Pelosi threw out this argument for why the GOP hates Obama so much. He has a vision for our country. Hes brilliant, has...
  • Romney Administration Failure Tied to Meningitis Deaths

    Rochester, MI. October 25, 2012. Alyson Oliver, a Michigan attorney representing several injured victims of the fungal meningitis outbreak and the lead attorney in the effort to consolidate the fungal meningitis cases nationally, announced today a new website, www.fungalmeningitis.com, designed to educate the public about the what Oliver believes to be the apparent failure of the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services to adequately address deficiencies at the New England Compounding Center (NECC), the source of contaminated drugs linked to deaths and widespread injuries. Oliver has uncovered what she terms serious concerns about how Governor Mitt Romneys administration responded...
  • Obama's Sexually Themed 'First Time' Ad Getting Crushed on YouTube by Disgusted Voters

    10/25/2012 5:41:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 150 replies
    Video link-Obama for America YouTube Channel ^ | Thursday, October 25, 2012 | Kristinn
    President Barack Obama released a one-minute web video ad Thursday that features a young woman, Lena Dunham, talking about voting for the first time in a blatant allusion to a woman losing her virginity.The ad is getting a disgusted, negative response from most of those who have seen it. On YouTube where the video is hosted on the Obama for America channel, commenting is disabled but viewers have found a way to vote their displeasure.As of 8:35 p.m. EDT the video's 'Likes' stood at 422.The 'Dislikes' were 1078.
  • Dems hope Biden can blunt Romney momentum post-debate (desperation)

    10/05/2012 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/5/12 | Niall Stanage and Amie Parnes
    Democratic strategists are eyeing the forthcoming debate between Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) with a mix of hope and nervousness in the wake of President Obamas widely panned performance in his initial encounter with Mitt Romney Wednesday night. On the plus side, some Democrats feel that a strong performance from Biden next Thursday could turn the page on the presidents near-debacle in Denver. But they also worry that Bidens legendary capacity to state his views in an inartful fashion could backfire. More prosaically, there is the possibility that the vice-presidential clash will be an insignificant sideshow, which...
  • Allen West: Obama 'Desperate' After Jobs Numbers (video Allen West interview)

    06/01/2012 2:47:59 PM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/1/2012 | Paul Scicchitano and Kathleen Walter
    Florida Congressman Allen West believes that todays dismal jobs report will back President Barack Obama into a corner and make him a desperate person with the election now five months away. When youre a desperate person much the same as a cat being cornered youre going to come out and really fight even stronger, predicted West in an exclusive interview with Newsmax shortly after the Labor Department reported that employers had created only 69,000 jobs in May the fewest in a year while the unemployment rate ticked up. Together, the news fueled fears that the economy...
  • 15 desperate emails and texts from the Obama campaign ("Throw Bo a bone on his anniversary")

    05/26/2012 11:57:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/25/12
    15 desperate emails and texts from the Obama campaignBy The Week's Editorial Staff | The Week Fri, May 25, 2012 Did you hear you can win an evening with President Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Anna Wintour? If you're on Obama's mailing list, there's no escaping the news. **SNIP** 7. "Throw Bo a bone on his anniversary" From: BarackObama.com, April 14 Main pitch: "On April 14th, 2009, Barack followed through on his promise to Malia and Sasha the Obamas welcomed Bo into their home. Now he's got three years under his collar as the First Dog. This April,...
  • Gingrich Camp Talks of Shared Ticket with Santorum

    GREEN BAY, Wis. Just a few days out from the Wisconsin primary, Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, officially opened their state headquarters in Green Bay, a hotbed of Republican voters in the state. But for cynics who think the grand opening is just a shell game of keeping up appearances (recent polls show Gingrich running fourth behind Ron Paul in the state), the campaign would say theyre severely misguided: this office will be open through November, and its part of a grand strategy of securing the nomination in Tampa. While Wisconsin will award delegates mostly in a winner-take-all...
  • Underfunded Santorum campaign hopes to pick off Gingrich supporters one way or another

    Short on money and staff, Rick Santorum needs help to remain a viable threat to front-runner Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. One strategist hopes it will come from another rival, Newt Gingrich. Top adviser John Brabender says Santorum's future may depend upon Gingrich leaving the race. The former House speaker is showing no signs of bowing out, certainly not before next week's Super Tuesday voting. "If we could ever make this where we have all the conservatives and tea party supporters behind us as one candidate against Mitt Romney, we'll win the nomination," Brabender said...
  • More questions raised about Santorum residency (2004 hit piece)

    02/08/2012 5:06:33 PM PST · by red flanker · 88 replies · 2+ views
    Penn Hills PA News ^ | November 17, 2004 | Vera Miller
    Marcie Lucci is one of several Penn Hills residents upset her taxes are paying for U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's children to attend a cyber charter school. The Republican senator owns a home in Penn Hills, but lives in Leesburg, Va. Penn Hills School District is paying $38,000 this year for five Santorum children to attend Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School based in Midland, Beaver County. The district has paid an additional $62,000 for his children to attend the school since 2001. "It might not be illegal to bill Penn Hills for their education, but it is deceitful, unethical and immoral," said...
  • Rick Santorum attacks former pal Newt Gingrich

    01/13/2012 11:20:42 AM PST · by VinL · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-13-12 | Khan
    With Newt Gingrich breaking out of the pack as the conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney in South Carolina, he came under attack Friday from an old friend and colleague in Congress, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. Santorum had largely avoided political attacks against Gingrich, whom he once considered a political mentor. But on Friday, the glove came off as Santorum took the former House speaker to task for being insufficiently conservative on climate change, free markets and health care. "Conservative alternatives don't go out and attack the capitalist system as he has done. Conservative alternatives don't promote...
  • Perry: Why Settle For Less Than An 'Authentic Conservative'?

    12/31/2011 8:54:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | 29 December 2011 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) -Texas Governor Rick Perry is attempting to label himself as the presidential candidate that best represents conservative values as he campaigns across Iowa. Why should you settle for anyone less than an authentic conservative to represent your values and your views without apology in Washington D.C. ? Perry told the crowd at the Blue Strawberry Coffee Company in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday. If we replace a Democrat insider with a Republican insider do you think Washington is going to change any? I agree with you, listen, Im a limited government, fiscal conservative. Im asking for your vote, and...
  • Can Perry's recent crowds translate into votes?

    12/30/2011 2:10:24 PM PST · by Quicksilver · 41 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 30, 2011 | Rebecca Kaplan
    WATERLOO, Iowa -- Rick Perry's events have taken a turn for the crowded. He'll arrive, typically, to find that a coffee shop built to accommodate 75 people is crammed with up to twice that many, spilling out the door and jammed into every available corner. The crowds are excited, too. They'll murmur "mmm-hmms" and exclaim "yeahs!" as he winds through his stump speech, breaking into loud applause when he calls for a balanced budget amendment, a part-time Congress and the end of Obamacare. Despite the excitement and enthusiasm, though, the Texas governor remains very firmly stuck in the middle of...
  • Perry's Latest Target: Santorum

    12/29/2011 12:36:29 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 22 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 12-29-2011 | Alex M. Parker
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is taking aim at Rick Santorum in a tongue-in-cheek new radio ad which blasts the former Pennsylvania senator for supporting earmarks during his years in Congress. The spot highlights how Santoruma nonfactor in the race as recently as a few weeks agohas become a fat target for fellow candidates. [See the latest political cartoons.] The ad accuses Santorum of trying to get more than $1 billion in earmarks over his years in Congress, and for voting for the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere," the 2005 proposed bridge in Alaska which became a symbol of wasteful government projects....
  • Before Hiatus, Perry Bus Tour Gains Traction

    12/22/2011 4:30:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | December 22, 2011 | Ben Philpott
    Today is the last day of Gov. Rick Perry's pre-Christmas Iowa bus tour. Perry will return Friday to Texas for a brief Christmas break, then it's back to campaigning. The Perry campaign has called the bus tour a chance for Iowans to give the Texas governor a second look. As the tour progressed, Perry refined his message and appeared to excite crowds, and by Wednesday afternoon he had assumed the role of a political outsider, which he used at each campaign stop. We need someone who will walk in who has the discipline, who has the courage to break up...
  • New Rick Perry ad features Anita Perry: American Story

    12/21/2011 6:31:13 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12-21-2011 | The Right Scoop
    December 21, 2011New Rick Perry ad features Anita Perry: American StoryThe Right Scoop This is a great ad but I must admit that I just about fell in the floor laughing at Ricks entrance toward the end. But his wife does a great job telling their story and I liked the bit about Washington needing some Christian values.
  • Rick Perry vs. Newt Gingrich: Which Candidate Will Kill 'Big Daddy' Government?

    12/19/2011 11:43:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Stir - CafeMom ^ | December 19, 2011 | Lori Ziganto, Homeschooling Mom and conservative blogger
    The South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary is on January 21, 2012. I live in South Carolina, so the Republican Presidential candidates have just about a month to convince me of one thing: that he or she will help cure the disease and not just the symptoms. I already know that it's imperative that President Obama not win a second term, and not just to save me from more gray hairs and so-not-cute wrinkles due to constant scowling at the nightly news. But, just as important and too often forgotten is the need for a President who will have the strength...
  • I Will Vote for Governor Rick Perry in SC.

    12/19/2011 6:26:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Red State ^ | December 15, 2011 | coachfess
    I have strolled down many roads this primary season. I have been intrigued by many of the candidates, some of who have had their rise and fall. They all have excellent attributes in one way or another that can attract a conservative voter. Even the former speaker who reminds me of the old E.F. Hutton commercials brought me on board for awhile despite his couching liaisons. However, the road I currently find myself on once again is the road with Governor Perry. I know that I am solidly on this road now. I know this because this is the first...
  • Rick Perry: Momentum P. II (New Ad)

    12/17/2011 7:19:01 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    ElectAd ^ | 12-17-2011
    December 17, 2011Rick Perry: Momentum P. II The second ad by Rick Perry in a series titled Momentum
  • Gingrich Campaign Says Romney Appears 'Desperate'

    12/10/2011 10:02:25 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign hit back at GOP rival Mitt Romney on Friday, saying criticism by the former Massachusetts governor's campaign seemed desperate. "What we're seeing from Mitt Romney in Boston is desperation and panic and I think that's going to be very frustrating to people moving forward," said Iowa state Rep. Linda Upmeyer, one of Gingrich's surrogates here, referring to Romney's campaign headquarters in Massachusetts. "That isn't what wins you caucuses or elections here in Iowa." Former Rep. Greg Ganske, who was elected to Congress in 1994 and served under Gingrich when he was...
  • Perry to Obama: Fire Ambassador Gutman

    12/05/2011 11:12:37 PM PST · by 7MMmag · 2 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 5, 2011 | DANIEL HALPER
    Rick Perry is the latest Republican presidential candidate to call for the firing of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The Texas governor announced his decision in a statement released this evening: "Ambassador Gutman's troubling statement is part of a pattern of hostility on the part of the Obama administration toward Israel. In the same week that Ambassador Gutman excused anti-Semitism because of Israel's refusal to accommodate Palestinian demands, President Obama's Secretary of Defense ranted that the Israelis must get back to the 'd*** table' for negotiations, and his Secretary of State insinuated that Israel's democracy is less than viable because of gender-related...
  • Rick Perry Writes Letter Appealing to Cain Supporters

    12/04/2011 8:58:45 PM PST · by BagCamAddict · 121 replies
    Rick Perry Website ^ | 12-03-11 | Rick Perry
    Dear Friends, Today a friend who sacrificed much in the effort to lead our great country suspended his campaign. I want to wish Herman Cain, his wife Gloria, and the entire Cain Family the very best and Gods blessings as they move forward. Herman Cains appeal was that of a Washington Outsider someone not beholden to the entrenched Beltway interests, and who hasnt spent his life cutting deals at the expense of conservative principles. As the race goes forward, with the Iowa Caucuses 32 days away, I am truly the only Washington Outsider left in the race. I havent...
  • Actress Eva Longoria takes on Newt Gingrich over 'poor children' remarks

    12/04/2011 2:19:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 79 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/11 | By Emily Goodin
    Actress Eva Longoria, a prominent Obama supporter, blasted Newt Gingrich for his comments on the work habits of poor children. Longoria took to her twitter account Saturday afternoon to criticize the former speaker, writing: "@newtgingrich you clearly know little about the Latina community, Latina entrepreneurs who start businesses at 6 times the national average."
  • Perry likens Obama to Jimmy Carter in new TV ad

    12/01/2011 11:34:21 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 12-1-2011 | Tony Benning
    Perry likens Obama to Jimmy Carter in new TV ad Tony Benning December 1, 2001 Rick Perry casts Barack Obama as former President Jimmy Carter in a new television ad about energy independence. The 30-second ad, titled "Energy Jobs," starts with both Obama and Carter bemoaning America's dependence on foreign oil. Republicans often make that comparison, hoping Obama will follow Carter's path as a one-term president.... Ad at link below...
  • Get ready for a Perry comeback

    11/28/2011 5:31:01 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 195 replies
    Rightly Concerned ^ | 11-28-2011 | Bryan Fischer
    November 28, 2011 Get ready for a Perry comeback By Bryan Fischer Newt is the current flavor of the month in the GOP race for the presidential nomination, and grabbed a coup in New Hampshire with the endorsement of the Union-Leader. However, Newt has enough baggage with enough rocks in it to drag him below surface again. His amnesty stance on immigration puts him to the left of Perry on that issue, and we now know he took $1.8 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right when they were dragging the housing industry to the bottom of the sea....
  • Rick Perry continues to struggle to win endorsements from Texas lawmakers

    11/26/2011 3:11:59 AM PST · by South40 · 23 replies
    HoustonChronicle ^ | 11/25/2011 | Amanda Russo
    Its been a long, hard road for Rick Perry the last few months, what with his unforgettable oops moment, that strange speech in New Hampshire, the birtherism interlude, the Mormon cult distraction and well, you get the idea. But with the constant struggles on the campaign trail, Perry has been able to count on a solid phalanx of support from Texas Republicans. Wait? He hasnt? Uh, oh. By the latest count, Perry has won endorsements from only eight of his home states 23 Republican House members and neither of the states two senators.
  • Perry Impresses Scott County Republicans

    11/21/2011 11:48:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | November 15, 2011 | Kevin Hall
    Rick Perry followed his best debate performance with one of his best speeches on the campaign trail in Iowa. The GOP presidential candidate delivered the keynote address at the Scott County GOPs Third Annual Reagan Dinner. Perry provided a preview of a new policy proposal that he will reveal today. Im going to unveil a plan to uproot all three branches of government and overhaul Washington, Perry said. It touches every branch of Washington. One part of the plan that should hit home with many Iowa caucus goers is Perrys ideas for the judiciary. Im going to address lifetime federal...
  • Perry Ad: "I'm The Outsider Who's Willing To Step On Some Toes" (including Video)

    11/19/2011 5:33:13 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov 19, 2011 | RCP
    In his latest campaign ad, Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls himself an "outsider." "I want to force Congress to balance the budget, and if they don't, I say we cut their pay in half, send them home. Replacing one Washington insider with another won't change a thing. If you want an outsider who will overhaul Washington, then I'm your guy."
  • (more anonymous) Sources reveal new details about Cain allegation

    11/04/2011 11:01:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    Yahoo/Politico ^ | 11/04/2011 | Kenneth P. Vogel, Maggie Haberman, Alexander Burns
    Herman Cain flatly denies the most serious allegation facing him that he made an unwanted sexual advance toward a female employee at a work event but POLITICO has learned new details making clear there were urgent discussions of the womans accusations at top levels of the National Restaurant Association within hours of when the incident was alleged to have occurred.
  • Herman Cain incorrectly suggests China doesn't have nuclear capability(MEGA HIT PIECE ALERT)

    11/02/2011 8:46:54 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 56 replies
    CBS ^ | November 2nd | Stephanie Condon
    In an interview Monday, Cain said part of China's threat to the United States stems from its attempts to develop nuclear weapons -- even though China tested its first nuclear weaponin 1964. "Yes, they're a military threat," Cain said on the PBS NewsHour, in response to a question from Judy Woodruff. "They've indicated that they're trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat." =============================== Where CBS? Where did he say anything about nuclear weapons? He didn't. You people are flat lying and...
  • Herman Cain is Reckless and Arrogant

    11/01/2011 7:53:42 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 567 replies · 1+ views
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    If you read between the lines of the various news reports about the Cain operation, the picture becomes clearer to me every day. The latest dust up about the sexual harassment of employees confirms it. Leading up to the sex scandal, we had the clues. Now I know it to be so, that Herman Cain is an ass, and he's reckless.The first clue came just after Cain placed poorly in the Iowa straw polls. We heard from disgruntled former Cain staffers: Jim Zeiler, the regional field director who was one of the five disgruntled staffers who left, explained his...
  • Karl Rove to Herman Cain: True or false?

    10/31/2011 8:25:28 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/31/11
    Karl Rove said Monday that Herman Cain has failed to properly respond to the POLITICO report that at least two women accused him of inappropriate behavior, saying he needs to say yes or no. Hes not denying, but he aint responding and thats not the best place to be, Rove said on Fox News. If these allegations are not true, say they arent true and put it behind you. If not, better get everything out sooner rather than later because in a situation like this, if there is something there, that somethings going to come out. Continue Reading Text Size...
  • Terrified Liberals Accuse Herman Cain of "Inappropriate Behavior" With "Two Women" (Lubbock Online)

    10/30/2011 10:19:37 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 69 replies
    Lubbock Online ^ | 31 October 2011 | Mr. Conservative / Lubbock Online
    Terrified Democrats moved into full attack mode against Herman Cain on Sunday. Politico reported “two women” in the 1990s “accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior.” The accusations are thus far vague, non-sourced, unsubstantiated, and reminiscent of the viscous Democratic attacks on Clarence Thomas. Herman Cain came out on top in the Des Moines Register poll released Saturday night. The Hill reported, Businessman Herman Cain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are the front-runners for the Republican presidential nomination in Iowa, according to a Des Moines Register poll released Saturday night. Cain, who has shot to the top of national polls...
  • Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

    10/30/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 344 replies
    Exclusive: Two women accused Cain of inappropriate behavior By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer and Kenneth P. Vogel October 30, 2011 08:00 PM EDT During Herman Cains tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO. The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave...
  • World facing worst financial crisis in history, Bank of England Governor says

    10/06/2011 5:42:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 06 Oct 2011 | James Kirkup
    Sir Mervyn King was speaking after the decision by the Banks Monetary Policy Committee to put 75billion of newly created money into the economy in a desperate effort to stave off a new credit crisis and a UK recession. Economists said the Banks decision to resume its quantitative easing [QE], or asset purchase programme, showed it was increasingly fearful for the economy, and predicted more such moves ahead. Sir Mervyn said the Bank had been driven by growing signs of a global economic disaster. This is the most serious financial crisis weve seen, at least since the 1930s, if not...
  • Italy's housewives 'desperate' (The most miserable women in Europe)

    08/18/2011 12:31:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 08/17/2011
    Italy's housewives are the most "desperate" in Europe - with growing rates of dissatisfaction on everything from child care to social welfare, according to a new study. The survey of 4,000 women across Europe, carried out by Women and Quality of Life, showed that 76% of Italian housewives were unhappy with their lot - 2.5% higher than the result last year. The rate among Spanish housewives was 63%, French ones were at 57%, British ones were at 51% and German ones at 47%. The group carrying out the survey is headed up by celebrity psychologist Serenella Salomoni and publishes a...
  • President Obama to hold town hall on Twitter

    06/30/2011 4:06:24 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/30/11 | Adam Holisky
    The President of the United States will be taking your questions about jobs and the economy on July 6 at 2 p.m. EDT over Twitter for what is being billed as the first Twitter town hall. Those interested in asking him a question can use the hashtag #AskObama and follow @townhall to hear his answers. While we don't yet know how the president will choose which questions he answers or how long the tweeting session will last, check out Twitter'sspecial page dedicated to the event for more information.
  • email from VA democrats, bashing Gov. McDonnell and AG Ken Cuccinelli

    06/30/2011 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Subject: McDonnell and Cuccinelli have the Koch Brothers - We have you Dear friend, Last weekend while you were enjoying the weather or catching up with chores around the house, do you know where your Governor and Attorney General were? If you guessed in Richmond creating jobs and making life better for Virginians Im sorry to disappoint you. They were in Vail at a conference hosted by Charles and David Koch, the billionaire CEOs who help bankroll the Tea Party and a score of other right-wing, anti-environment, anti-middle class causes. Thats right. While Virginia families struggle to find work and...
  • [Unwed] Desperate mother-of-three sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted

    06/15/2011 6:11:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 78 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote. She said: 'I campaigned for him hard. I got the shirts made, the Barack the Vote shirts made. We've done a lot.' It was about half way into the President's term that things took a downward spiral for her. Her third baby was born prematurely with health problems and with limited daycare options she could no longer work. Her partner also left around this time. With nowhere else to turn, she decided to write the President a letter....
  • Desperate mother sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted

    06/15/2011 8:53:56 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/15/2011 | RACHEL QUIGLEY
    Opening the handwritten letter from President Obama brought a glimmer of hope to her life as he promised her that things would get better for her and her family. And despite the fact Destiny Mathis, from Hobart, Indiana, treasured the letter, more than two years later she has no choice but to sell it as she and her three children face eviction from their home. The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote.
  • Obama Campaign Hawks Birth Certificate T-Shirt

    05/18/2011 11:06:36 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 58 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | May 18, 2011 1:03 PM | ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper and the ABC News White House team.
    Obama Campaign Hawks Birth Certificate T-Shirt, Campaign Claims Its A Mobile Version of Truth Squad to Refute Birther Book President Obamas 2012 presidential campaign today started selling Made in the USA t-shirts featuring images of both President Obama and the long-form birth certificate he released copies of last month. Wear your support for this campaign with an official Made in the USA T-shirt, his website advertises. Donate $25 or more today and we'll send you your limited-edition shirt. Coffee-mugs are also available. Remember fight the smears from the 2008 campaign? asked campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt. This is the mobile version...
  • Why I Almost Killed MyselfAnd My Children

    04/17/2011 5:40:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 16, 2011 | Daleen Berry
    The world is aghast at the story of Lashanda Armstrong, the New York woman who drowned herself and her children. But as a woman who once contemplated the very same terrible act, I feel I understand her.Lashanda Armstrong, a mother of four from upstate New York, drove her minivan into the frigid Hudson River on Tuesday, killing herself and three of her four children. There will be no birthday party this week for her daughter, Lainaina Pierre, who would have turned 1 on Wednesday. The children's grandmother "can't see them no more...can't hold them no more," as she cried to...
  • Desperate Wisconsin Unions Resort to Alinsky Tactics

    02/21/2011 9:44:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    townhall ^ | 2/21/11 | Rachel Alexander
    Facing a growing tide of opposition over the skyrocketing costs of government employee pension plans, unions in Wisconsin are striking back with underhanded tactics. Massive protests in Wisconsins State Capitol began last week after Republican Governor Scott Walker announced a budget on February 11, 2011 that would repeal public employee unions collective bargaining power to negotiate benefits and working conditions, leaving them with only wage-negotiating authority. Police and firefighters would be exempt. Governor Walker targeted pensions since their costs are rising at much more unsustainable levels than wage increases. His budget also increases public employees healthcare premiums to 12%, and...
  • Desperate fight to save the euro

    11/24/2010 9:25:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    new media blog ^ | 11/24/10 | Sean O'Grady, Economics Editor
    Independent [UK], by Sean O'Grady Posted By: Photoonist- Thu, 25 Nov 2010 03:58:53 GMT The euro plunged further into crisis yesterday as investors sold off Spanish, Portuguese and Belgian government bonds in record numbers on renewed fears that those nations would follow Greece and Ireland into the financial emergency ward, undermining confidence in the single currency. The spreading contagion suggests that the markets now view the break'up of the euro as a realistic possibility, (Snip) There were also what analysts called "clear signs of stress" across the European financial system, as banks were forced to turn to the European Central...
  • "OBAMA IN BIG MID-TERM TROUBLE; RESORTS TO MICHELLE TO SAVE HIM" (Japanese Report/My Translation)

    10/15/2010 12:38:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Mainichi Daily News (in Japan) My Translation ^ | 15 October 2010 | Yousou Furumoto (Japanese Reporter)
    Original title of story running on wide-circulation daily Mainichi Shimbun today here in Tokyo is: "米中間選挙:大統領支持率低迷で民主苦戦 ミシェル夫人「好感度」頼み" My summary translation follows (of the main points):
  • Big labor mobilizing Tea Party alternative

    10/04/2010 10:24:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | October 1, 2010 12:21 p.m. EDT | By Jim Acosta and Rachel Streitfeld
    It sounds like a political classified ad. "Wanted: unemployed voters." That's the message from one of the nation's biggest labor unions, the AFL-CIO. Between now and Election Day, the union's community outreach organization known as Working America will be recruiting jobless Americans for a new political movement. The idea? To match the energy of the conservative Tea Party movement. The goal? To keep Democrats in power in Washington. "We want to give people a choice," said Kim McMurry, a union organizer with Working America.