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  • Sign The Petition To Get Todd Akin To Pull Out!

    08/20/2012 5:50:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/20/2012 | Dick Morris
    Sign The Petition To Get Todd Akin To Pull Out! 8,910 Letters and Emails Sent So Far
  • Obama 47% Romney 46% (Reg. Voters / Dems sampled +6)

    08/20/2012 2:39:50 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 56 replies
    Monmouth College ^ | 8/20/2012 | Patrick Murray
    In the presidential contest, registered voters give a slight edge to the incumbent, with 45% saying they intend to support Barack Obama in this year’s election compared to 41% for Mitt Romney. That advantage narrows to 46% – 45% among American voters who are considered the most likely to vote at this time. In June, Obama’s lead in the Monmouth University Poll was 46% to 42% among registered voters and 47% to 46% among likely voters. Independent voters are split – 40% for Romney to 37% for Obama. Obama claims 87% support among Democrats and Romney has 87% of the...
  • Candidate Paul Ryan: Is he a bad Catholic?

    08/14/2012 2:21:29 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    LA Times ^ | 08/14/2012 | Michael McGough
    Forget about whether he should be elected vice president. Should Rep. Paul D. Ryan be excommunicated? I have been perusing blogs and comments thereon that suggest the prospective Republican veep candidate is not only a bad man but also a bad Catholic. It’s the latest installment of a tiresome debate between liberal and conservative Catholics about which faction’s favored politicians are truer to the teachings of Mother Church. As columnist Michael Sean Winters points out, Ryan’s claim that his political philosophy is conversant with Roman Catholic social teaching is hard to swallow.
  • Media Mantra: A Choice, Not a Referendum

    08/14/2012 1:25:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Candy Crowley from Saturday morning from CNN's special coverage of Romney's announcement of Paul Ryan... CROWLEY: Not every Republican has signed on to this kind of... I mean, they will publicly, but there is some trepidation -- GLORIA BORGER: They're afraid! CROWLEY: -- that this might be -- uh, look... looks a little bit like some sort of ticket death wish, that, "Oh, my gosh, do we really want to talk about these things? Is this where we want to go? When the economy's so bad, we coulda stayed on that!" CNN's Candy Crowley Claims Some...
  • BUSTED: CNN's Soledad O'Brien Caught Using Liberal Blog To Attack Ryan Plan

    08/13/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Stumbleupon.com ^ | 8/13/12 | Joe Schoffstall
    In yet another classic display of the liberal media, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien has been caught red-handed using left-wing blog Talking Points memo to counter Virginia House of Delegates member Barbara Comstock on the House GOP budget. As Ali A. Ackbar of Viral Read discovered: Tonight, she was the substitute host for Anderson Cooper, a program that boasts of its reputation for “keeping [politicians] honest.” During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was actually caught doing finger stress exercises as she attempt to insert editorial commentary while her guest, a...
  • The Poor Get Poorer: How Ryan's Budgets Would Affect Ours

    08/13/2012 12:45:27 PM PDT · by facedown · 43 replies
    Yahoo Finance from The Atlantic ^ | August 13, 2012 | Derek Thompson
    There are many different ways to talk about Paul Ryan's Roadmap, but maybe the most useful is to imagine how his budget affects your budget. How much more money would you keep under his broad tax plan? How much more would you have to save to pay for health care. And for the low-income, whom -- as we'll see -- bear the brunt of Ryan's cuts: How alone would they be in Ryan's America?
  • DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED (A JOKE??)

    08/13/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 198 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 13,2012 | Drudge
    DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED: PBS Jim Lehrer, first Pres debate, Oct 3 Denver... CNN Candy Crowley, town hall, Oct 16, Hempsted LI... CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton... ABC Martha Radditz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville VA... FLASHBACK: CROWLEY: Some Think Ryan Pick 'Some Sort of Ticket Death Wish'..
  • FACT CHECK: Questionable claims in veep debut (AP at it already)

    08/11/2012 12:58:34 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    AP/pioneer press ^ | 8-11-12 | CALVIN WOODWARD and HENRY C. JACKSON
    WASHINGTON—In his debut as Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan promised "America's comeback team" won't duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would "preserve" Medicare, an eye-popping claim considering Ryan wants to transform the program from the ground up. Not all the rhetoric fit neatly with reality or with the record when Romney introduced his Republican vice presidential choice to the nation Saturday. A look at some of the claims by the Wisconsin congressman and Romney, and how they compare with the facts. ROMNEY: "Unlike...
  • CNN's Gloria Borger: Paul Ryan Is 'A Polarizing Figure'

    08/11/2012 11:02:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 11, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The attacks on newly announced Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan came fast and furious on CNN Saturday. Just before Candy Crowley said this "looks a little bit like some sort of ticket death wish," Gloria Borger called Ryan "a polarizing figure" (video follows with transcript and commentary): WOLF BLITZER, CNN: He's a huge rising star in the Republican Party. GLORIA BORGER, CNN: Right. And what's interesting is that Paul Ryan hasn't always been popular among Republicans. I mean, he's proposed a lot of unpopular things over the years including taking away earmarks. And, but only I think after the...
  • Sandra Fluke, Called A 'Slut' By Rush Limbaugh, To Introduce Obama At Denver Rally

    08/07/2012 2:10:24 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 46 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Aug. 7, 2012 | James Arkin
    Sandra Fluke will introduce President Obama at a campaign event in Denver on Wednesday, a further sign that the incumbent's re-election team is putting a heavy emphasis on women's issues. Fluke, a Georgetown student, testified before Congress earlier this year in favor of health insurance granting coverage of contraception. Her stance was cheered by women's rights advocates and many on the left -- but denounced by conservative outlets, including the influential radio host. Limbaugh slurred the 31-year-old student as a "slut" and a "prostitute," creating a frenzy that led some of his advertisers to abandon him. While Limbaugh later apologized,...
  • CNN Priorities USA Fact Check (Steelworker's wife 'killed' by Romney quit job w/ health insurance)

    08/07/2012 5:34:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 87 replies
    CNN via YouTube ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012
    No description at YouTube, so my write up:CNN's Brianna Kielar spoke with Joe Soptic, a former steelworker featured in a new pro-Obama super PAC ad who was laid off in 2001 when Bain Capital closed the company he had worked at for a reported 30 years. Without directly accusing Soptic and Priorities USA of being despicable liars, CNN lets its reporting call them out as despicable liars. Soptic told CNN his wife had her own health insurance at her own job when he was laid off. Soptic said his wife quit her job a year or two later due to...
  • smallest government in 45 years? (be ready for a talking point)

    08/07/2012 7:20:58 AM PDT · by HenryArmitage · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8/3/2012 | Jordan Weissmann
    Since the official end of the Great Recession, America's public sector has shrunk. And shrunk. And shrunk some more. We've said goodbye to about 600,000 government jobs, handing the economy a nasty self-inflicted wound in the process. But how small has our public sector really become? Here's one way to think about it: Compared to our population, it hasn't been this size since 1968. Your dreams are coming true Baby Boomers. We're almost all the way back to the Summer of Love! First, credit where it's due. The Hamilton Project has produced a beautiful graph illustrating the government employment to...
  • WashPost's Miller: Media Should Ignore 'Astroturf' Black Pastors Opposing Obama

    08/04/2012 5:06:28 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    On the Saturday Washington Post “On Faith” page, columnist and Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller insisted it was not a news story that black ministers came to the National Press Club and insisted Obama’s support for gay marriage “might cost him the election.” It’s not a story, Miller insisted, because Rev William Owens is “enough to make a cynic blush...He’s a figurehead in what political operatives call an ‘Astroturf’ campaign...and his threat is not a threat.” Miller complained about the news sites that somehow found this “nearly empty” press conference newsworthy: CNN, Fox News, NBC, the New York Post, the...
  • Obama Has A Gigantic Lead in the Most Biased Poll Ever

    08/02/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Mike10542 · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 2, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama has one of the biggest leads we've seen for him in quite a long time in a new Pew Research Poll: He's up 10 points over Mitt Romney. Don't take much from it, though. Pew's sample of registered voters is highly skewed, oversampling Democrats by almost 20 points. Pew surveyed 1,956 registered voters. Of those, 42 percent were Democrats and just 23 percent were Republicans. We can't remember a poll being that imbalanced. Pew's poll in June also slightly oversampled Democrats and gave Obama a 7-point lead. So what we can take from this is that Independents...
  • Anti-gay marriage controversy draws crowd to local Chick-fil-As [Chicago]

    08/02/2012 3:16:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 2, 2012 | JOSH MCGHEE AND CASEY TONER
    Photo gallery and article: "For many who went to eat at Chicago-area Chick-fil-As Wednesday amidst calls to support the company president’s anti-gay marriage stance, it didn’t come down to whether they agreed with him or not. Rather, they said, it was simply to show they supported Dan Cathy’s right to espouse his beliefs — beliefs that they said shouldn’t impact whether another Chick-fil-A should be allowed to open in the city. “I came out to support freedom of speech,” said Bob Matter, a paralegal and self-described atheist, liberal and supporter of gay marriage. Matter, like hundreds of others, flocked to...
  • Shep Smith Makes Apparent Slam Of Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day As ‘National Day Of Intolerance’

    08/01/2012 9:29:37 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 85 replies
    http://www.mediaite.com ^ | August 1st, 2012 | by Tommy Christopher
    As one of the main charms of Fox News’ Studio B With Shepard Smith is that anything can happen, and it usually does. For example, as Smith was tossing to commercial Wednesday afternoon, he took what seemed like a hard shot at former Arkansas Governor and Fox stablemate Mike Huckabee‘s “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day,” invented to celebrate that restaurant chain’s opposition to marriage equality. Delivering one of those banal date-related factoids that news shows throw out there every so often, Smith said “It’s National Badminton Day,” then added “forget National Day of Intolerance, let’s just stay with badminton.” Smith has previously...
  • Famous For His Hates: The Cool, Witty Gore Vidal

    08/01/2012 6:46:02 PM PDT · by Drango · 32 replies
    npr ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Chris Bram
    Chris Bram is the author of the novel Gods and Monsters. Gore Vidal was famous for his hates: academia, presidents, whole portions of the American public and, most notably, Truman Capote. Yet he could be incredibly generous to other writer friends. He wrote beautiful, appreciative essays about Tennessee Williams and Dawn Powell. He was a man of many facets and endless contradictions. He achieved his first notoriety in 1948 when he was only 22, for his novel, The City and the Pillar. It was the fullest, most frank portrait of gay American life at that time. The book wasn't autobiographical...
  • Heckling Romney Abroad

    08/01/2012 7:36:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Mitt Romney might have thought it was eminently sensible in an NBC interview in London to repeat exactly what the TV networks had already reported on security at the London Olympics, namely, that there was room for concern. Romney succeeded only in demonstrating how unbelievably shameless and partisan our "objective" media can be. The networks and national newspapers aggressively declared Romney had committed a diplomatic fiasco overseas and repeated London tabloid headlines heckling Romney with insults, such as "Mitt the Twit." Here's what the networks said pre-Romney. On the July 24 "Good Morning America," ABC reporter Nick Schifrin lamented "an...
  • Swing states give Obama the edge

    07/30/2012 2:41:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/2012 | Niall Stanage
    President Obama has an overall edge in the 12 decisive battleground states that is measurably greater than his advantage in national polling. The dynamic, which may reflect a combination of lower swing-state unemployment rates and demographic advantages for the president, is causing stirrings of unease among Republicans, even as they emphasize that it is important not to read too much into the state of the race right now. “Obama is concentrating his considerable early resources and messaging in the swing states, and it’s had an impact,” said Mark McKinnon, who served as a media adviser for President George W. Bush’s...
  • Pathetic Liberals at Newsweek Recycle Wimp Cover -- and Drag Me Into It This Time

    07/30/2012 12:10:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And now I'm in a controversy with Romney. Newsweek magazine, Tina Brown's magazine, now owned Barry Diller. Newsweek: "The Wimp Factor -- Is Romney just too insecure to be president?" There's the Newsweek cover. I want to take you back, October 1987, Newsweek, same magazine, "George H. W. Bush: Fighting the Wimp Factor." They're just recycling. Tina Brown is simply recycling a 1987 cover, George Bush running for president the first time taking over for Ronaldus Magnus, fighting the wimp factor, and now here Romney, Romney, the wimp factor. Is he just at a insecure? Now, what's...
  • Margaret Sanger Named One of 20 Most Influential Americans Ever

    07/28/2012 1:14:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/27/12 | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    Influence is neutral. By itself it means having a profound effect on something, but that something can be good or bad. Therefore, I can’t argue with Time Magazine’s list of The 20 Most Influential Americans of All Time that happens to include the person who has most influenced the destruction of humanity, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. I have to agree with Time’s assessment that she is one of the most influential Americans of all time because her negative influence has been responsible for the deaths of millions, far exceeding that of Hitler’s influence in World War II, whom we...
  • NYT: Journalism Is Dead — For Now

    07/26/2012 4:41:51 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-26-012 | Tom Blumer
    The lack of reaction to a New York Times report filed by Jeremy Peters on July 15 and found on the front page of the its July 16 print edition has, at least to me, been nothing short of stunning. .... What Peters told readers, in essence, is that White House officials, the Obama administration in general, the Obama for America campaign, the campaign of presidential challenger Mitt Romney (though the evidence Peters provided is thin and seems to relate largely to the candidate’s family), and powerful Washington politicians on Capitol Hill are dictating what the press will print concerning...
  • Andrea Mitchell Dismisses Romney VFW Reception: It's a 'Very Conservative' Group

    07/24/2012 4:55:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 25, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    Minutes after Mitt Romney addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday, NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell appeared on MSNBC to downplay the GOP candidate's positive reception: "...this is a conservative group....This is a very conservative foreign policy group and there's no question that they would be predisposed, I think, more towards being in the Republican camp than the Democratic camp."Mitchell was responding to host Craig Melvin fretting over Romney's tone in the speech: "...a fairly aggressive attack. I don't know if that's exactly what we were expecting from his address there at the VFW. A stark contrast...
  • Newsweek Seeks former Chick-Fil-A Employee "to spill the beans on life (at) antigay company"

    07/24/2012 6:26:13 PM PDT · by Diago · 97 replies
    Chick-Fil-A came under criticism this month after a report by the organization Equality Matters revealed that the company donated around $2 million to antigay Christian organizations in 2010. “Guilty as charged,” the fast-food chain’s president Dan Cathy said over allegations that his company is antigay (“We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit.”). So. Here we are. Tumblr, listen up. We’re hoping to find a current or former employee of Chick-Fil-A who might want to spill the beans on life inside the alleged antigay company. If that’s you, or you know someone who might...
  • After nearly 4 years of Obama, is white America still uneasy w/a black man in the White House?

    07/24/2012 10:22:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | July 22, 2012 | John Farmer
    This is the story of a dinner party. It occurred in a suburban middle-class community — maybe slightly upscale middle class, but not much — just outside one of our big cities. Pretty typical place. The guests all knew each other. They were neighbors or friends or acquaintances who’d been to these parties many times. They were white, every one, mostly businessmen and their wives, and some engineers who work or once worked in the nearby defense industries. The postdinner conversation was the usual stuff — who’s moving in, who’s moving out. Anybody heard from Ralph since he moved to...
  • Are the Polls Skewed Toward Obama?

    07/23/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    WEEKLY STANDARD ^ | July 20, 2012 | Jay Cost
    A topic that inevitably receives a lot of focus during election season is the partisan spread of the major media polls. Conservatives regularly complain that the polls are tilted against their side, and thus favor the Democrats. They have a point. To be sure, we can conclude that without accusing any pollster of malfeasance. In this essay, Mark Blumenthal of the Huffington Post correctly notes that the problem gets down to using registered voter polls. These tend to oversample Democrats. The argument in support of them is that, while a likely voter screen would draw a larger Republican sample, it...
  • Politically Ill Leftists Exploit an Unspeakable Human Tragedy

    07/23/2012 1:49:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A little statistic for you. Since the beginning of 2012 -- we're almost now to August, so we've got seven months in, pretty much seven months in. Since the start of 2012, the death count in Chicago is 274. In seven months, the death count in Chicago, 274. They have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, just as they do in Colorado. You know, all of us have certain traits that reflect upon our character, and when those characteristics, when those traits cluster in a manner that causes a person to function in a...
  • Is Obama Ripping Off the Mask?

    07/17/2012 7:30:30 AM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2012 | James Lewis
    American candidates for president have a predictable trajectory. [snip] "...Obama has been going off the standard script -- most recently by attacking capitalism in radical terms. Namely, "If you've got a business -- you (you didn't build that) Somebody else made that happen." Democratic senators are reportedly "horrified" by Obama's behavior.[snip] If Breitbart is right, the (Obama raising money in China)
  • Ron Paul: Romney should release more tax returns

    07/17/2012 12:44:19 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7-17-12 | Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) With pressure building on Mitt Romney to release more of his past tax returns, Ron Paul on Tuesday added his voice to the chorus of people - including some Republicans - who say Romney should just bite the bullet and release the returns, according to Politico. "Politically, I think that would help him," said Paul, Romney's former Republican presidential rival, in an interview with Politico. "In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want." Democrats and the Obama campaign have relentlessly hammered Romney in recent days for his...
  • MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Accuses Rush Limbaugh Of Giving Romney 'Racist Advice' (video)

    07/16/2012 10:59:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | July 17, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    The race card is the last refuge of a liberal scoundrel.
  • White House: Stimulus ‘Widely Recognized To Have Broken The Back Of The Recession’

    07/14/2012 7:14:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 55 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 2012 | Editor
    White House Press Secretary must be going through a couple of bottle of Scotch a day in order to maintain any demeanor of holding things together because his rhetoric is as reprehensible as Barack Obama’s. “The entire purpose of the Recovery Act was to grow the American economy and grow American jobs here at home, and that’s what it did. It’s widely recognized to have broken the back of the recession,” he said at Thursday’s briefing. explicitly claimed that if he got the stimulus money, which was in excess of $800 billion of tax payer money, that the unemployment rate...
  • No booing as Joe Biden tells NAACP that Mitt Romney's policies would hurt working black families

    07/12/2012 9:24:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/12/12 | Juan Lozano and Ken Thomas - ap
    HOUSTON -- Vice President Joe Biden rallied support for President Barack Obama before the nation's largest civil rights organization on Thursday, telling the NAACP that Obama has the "character of his convictions." Biden drew cheers as he credited Obama for championing a landmark health care law, launching the mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and stepping in to rescue the financial system and U.S. automakers General Motors and Chrysler. "He has put country first," Biden said. ... The vice president countered that Romney's policies would hurt black working families, and he outlined detailed differences between Obama and Romney...
  • Summer of 1980 Poll Flashback: Carter 39%, Reagan 32%, Anderson 21%

    07/10/2012 3:11:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to remind you of some history. In June of 1980, basically the same period in the campaign where we are now, minus a month or so, in June of 1980 Jimmy Carter led Ronaldus Magnus 39 to 32. John Anderson, third-party candidate, independent candidate at 21%. Even into August and early September, Jimmy Carter was leading Ronaldus Magnus in the polls. Now, what I'm leading up to is that Reagan won that election in a landslide. Jimmy Carter conceded on election night before the polls in California had closed, 1980. The preelection polls into September...
  • Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like

    In advance of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech Wednesday to the NAACP, a liberal group headed by a former New York Times reporter and ex-Media Matter executive have produced a video “satire” that claims blacks don’t like Romney, who they dub so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.” The YouTube from “The Message,” an online “media hub,” is described as a satirical video of Romney getting advice on what to say to the civil rights group. Or, as they said in a release, the video “lacerates Romney and his advisors as they prepare for his speech to...
  • America's Racial Obsession

    07/10/2012 5:21:54 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 15 replies
    Poletical.com Blog ^ | May 1st, 2012 | C. Pikeman
    When Barack Obama was elected to office in 2008, there was talk of a post-racial America. It seemed as though racism was on an exit route out the back pipe of American society. As the years passed, it became more obvious that this was all just a fantasy. Those who criticized the policies of President Obama were labeled racists within the first year of his presidency. Still, today, his opponents are often branded as bigots. Morgan Freeman, during an interview with Piers Morgan, called the Tea Party racist for making Obama's defeat a part of its agenda. During the 2004...
  • What is Mitt Romney Hiding? (It's Starting To Look Like Romney Has A Dirty Tax Secret)

    07/07/2012 2:07:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Middle Class Economist ^ | 07/07/2012 | Kenneth Thomas
    Mitt Romney has so far released only one year of tax returns (2010), plus an estimate for 2011. This stands in stark contrast to his father, Michigan Governor George Romney, who released 12 years of tax returns when he began running for President in 1967. As his father said at the time, "One year could be a fluke." So the questions remain about what is in Romney's older returns. Two stories this week and last have ratcheted up the pressure. One is a recent web exclusive for "The Last Word with Laurence O'Donnell" where David Cay Johnston has five...
  • Investigate Radical Christianity!

    06/25/2012 10:30:05 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    During last week’s House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “The Radicalization of Muslim-Americans,” Congressman Al Green (D-TX) took issue [1] with the hearing’s focus on Islam and Muslims, asking the witnesses testifying before the Committee: “If you agree that radicalization exists within all religions to some extent, would you kindly extend a hand into the air.” Noting triumphantly that “all the hands are raised,” Green then asked: “Why not have a hearing on the radicalization of Christians?”The immediate answer is obvious. On the one hand we have recent jihad plotters in the U.S., including Naser Abdo, the would-be second Fort...
  • Obama leak 'scandal' is wildly overblown. (CYA Mode Now Into Full-Effect)

    06/20/2012 7:16:58 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 29 replies
    CNN.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
    Editor's note: Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst, is a director at the New America Foundation and the author of the new book, "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden -- From 9/11 to Abbottabad." (CNN) -- On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a series of recent leaks that critics charge are designed to bolster the national security credentials of the Obama administration. Investigations by special prosecutors can take on a life of their own. Recall that the investigation of the Whitewater real estate deal in Arkansas -- in...
  • How MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell distorts a Romney story

    06/19/2012 9:40:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 19, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM
    Remember the fun the MSM had with Republican VP Dan Quayle in a school room holding up a mis-spelled word, without mentioning that the class teacher was the one who'd written out the word incorrectly? Or how they made Republican President George H.W. Bush look stupid at a grocery store photo op making conversation with a checkout clerk about how the scanner worked? The repetitive media meme for Republicans is 'out of touch.' Well, this may be the best/worst one yet: Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC making fun of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a rally describing the purchase of...
  • WaPo Misrepresents Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. Again. Still.

    06/18/2012 8:57:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Bruce W. Krafft
    <p>The Washington Post recently reported on the first meeting of the legislative task force reviewing Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, and the unchallenged lies start out in the first paragraph: “The parents of a 17-year-old teen killed by a neighborhood watch captain asked a task force reviewing Florida’s ‘stand your ground law’ Tuesday to recommend changing it so that defendants who initiate a confrontation can’t use it as part of their self-defense argument.” Traditionally one of the tasks of journalists is to check facts and verify information before presenting it to the public.</p>
  • CEO on Scouts' governing board opposes ban on gays

    06/13/2012 12:02:06 PM PDT · by Robwin · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 13, 2012 | David Crary
    A high-profile member of the Boy Scouts of America's governing board says he doesn't support the Scouts' policy of excluding gays and will work from within to seek a change. Ernst & Young CEO James Turley, whose accounting firm has welcomed gays and lesbians in its own work force, becomes the first member of the Scouts' Executive Board known to publicly disapprove of the policy.
  • Bob Beckel Drunk on the Air Again (VANITY)

    06/12/2012 6:53:09 AM PDT · by Boogieman · 71 replies
    FOX News ^ | 6/12/2012 | Me
    Just caught Bob answering a question on the recent "Are you better off than you were four years ago poll." His answer went something like this: "Look, four years ago was June, 2000. In June, 2000, the economy was doing well." Not remembering what year it is might be a sign to cut out the martini breakfasts, Bob!
  • Woodward and Bernstein share first Washington Post byline in 36 years

    06/10/2012 6:31:12 PM PDT · by FortWorthPatriot · 56 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 10, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, arguably the two most famous newspaper reporters in American history, did something on Sunday they haven't done in 36 years: They shared a byline in the Washington Post. Woodward and Bernstein, who are on a mini-publicity tour surrounding the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-ins, published a joint opinion essay for the Post's Outlook section about what they've learned since first reporting on the scandal: President Richard Nixon, who was forced to resign in the wake of Watergate, was "far worse than we thought."
  • Washington, D.C., becoming a 'Mormon stronghold'

    05/22/2012 8:47:57 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 480 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 16, 2012 | Joseph Walker
    The stunning expansion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Washington, D.C., area is profiled in a long, interesting and meticulously accurate CNN story that suggests "the nation's capital has become a Mormon stronghold, with Latter-day Saints playing a big and growing role in the Washington establishment."-SNIP-"It's hard to point to federal legislation or a White House initiative that bears distinctly Mormon fingerprints," Gilgoff writes, "while it's easy to do the same for other faiths." He cites as an example a recent White House "compromise" on contraception funding, which he says was "mostly a reaction to...
  • Gas Should Be More Expensive (Democrat Policy Barf Alert)

    05/20/2012 9:26:10 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 27 replies
    If we want to reduce fossil fuel consumption, I say, we should raise the price of gasoline to $7 a gallon. Reason: Today this country burns through 21 million barrels of oil per day, 60 percent of which is imported. Only with some shared economic pain will we ever change our habits. High gas prices will force us to think before we drive. It will encourage mass transit use, car pooling, and the sale of more fuel-efficient cars. The auto industry will not suffer because it has learned that it can charge more for cars that are cheaper to build...
  • Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban

    05/20/2012 10:40:55 AM PDT · by thouworm · 82 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 18, 2012 | Michael Hastings
    “I just don’t want to see something this significant – whatever the pros and cons – go through without anyone noticing,” “ says one source on the Hill, who is disturbed by the law. According to this source, the law would allow "U.S. propaganda intended to influence foreign audiences to be used on the domestic population." The new law would give sweeping powers to the State Department and Pentagon to push television, radio, newspaper, and social media onto the U.S. public. “It removes the protection for Americans,” says a Pentagon official who is concerned about the law. “It removes oversight...
  • ABC's Robin Roberts On Interviewing Obama: "I'm Getting Chills Again" (HURL ALERT)

    05/10/2012 1:16:30 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    RCP ^ | 5-10-12 | RCP
    "Whatever people think about this issue, we know it's controversial, there's no denying when a president speaks out for the first time like that, it is history," co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos said to Robin Roberts. And let me tell you, George, I'm getting chills again," "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts said about her interview with Obama. "When you sit in that room and you hear him say those historic words. It was not lost on anyone in there right there. You never know what he's going to say until you ask him," she added.
  • Romney’s denials about homophobic assault are despicable

    05/10/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 149 replies
    NY ALTNEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Cliff Weathers
    There may be a good reason voters can’t get a good bead on Mitt Romney. And it may be because the real Romney has a troubled, sadistic history. High School classmates of Romney recall an incident that’s disturbing to its core. Romney, then a popular senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School in Michigan, disapproved of classmate John Lauber’s long, blond locks, which Romney allegedly took as a clue that Lauber was a homosexual. So Romney assembled a posse of bullies and held the boy down and brutally chopped off his hair. “He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look...
  • Questioning Safety of Heavy Passengers on Planes

    05/08/2012 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 51 replies
    NYT ^ | May 7, 2012 | CHRISTINE NEGRONI
    More than six decades ago, when the federal standards on the strength of airplane seats and seat belts were written, government regulations specified that seats be designed for a passenger weight of 170 pounds. But now the average American man weighs nearly 194 pounds and the average woman 165. Now, some engineers and scientists have raised questions about whether airplane seats, tested with crash dummies that reflect the 170-pound rule, are strong enough to protect heavy travelers. “If a heavier person completely fills a seat, the seat is not likely to behave as intended during a crash,” said Robert Salzar,...
  • Woman tells Romney Obama ‘should be tried for treason'

    05/07/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Some of Mitt Romney's best moments on the 2012 campaign trail have come during town hall meetings when the candidate, long criticized as too uptight on the stump, strays off script to take questions from voters. But the freewheeling nature of voter forums can have its drawbacks. Romney has faced hostile questions on everything from his wealth to his religion. And on Monday, he experienced another awkward moment, when a supporter stood and declared that President Barack Obama should be "tried for treason." The comment came during a town hall meeting in Cleveland. Taking the microphone, a woman told Romney...