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  • Biden: ‘How Many of You Know Someone who Served in Iraq or Iran?’

    10/19/2012 4:14:46 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 18, 2012 3:55 pm | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Vice President Joe Biden asked supporters Thursday at a Nevada campaign event, “How many of you know someone who served in Iraq or Iran?” Biden was joined at the event by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and embattled Senate candidate Rep. Shelley Berkley. At Biden’s question, Reid raised his hand.
  • Mika's Latest Benghazi Excuse: There Are Some Things Obama Admin Can't Talk About

    10/19/2012 8:47:35 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    So THAT'S why President Obama and his spox have seemed so shifty on the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans including the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. There really is a perfectly good explanation for everything. It's just that--darn it!--state secrecy prevents the prez from telling us. Yeah, that's the ticket! Such was the sorry excuse that Mika Brzezinski suggested on today's Morning Jones. When Josh Green of Bloomberg recommended that President Obama get his story in order before Monday's debate, Mika mysteriously said: "there may be some parts of this which they can't talk about, which makes it...
  • Poll shows Romney leading in blue Pennsylvania

    10/18/2012 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Snuph · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2012 | 5:38 pm | Susan Ferrechio
    A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading in Pennsylvania, a state that Republicans had all but written off just weeks ago but which is now listed as a toss up by the Real Clear Politics website. Susquehanna Polling and Research provided The Washington Examiner with a poll it conducted for state party officials that shows Romney with a 49 percent to 45 percent lead over President Obama. It's the first poll to show Romney leading among likely voters in the Keystone State. "The polling is very clear that the race is certainly up for grabs and Republicans have a...
  • Obama: ‘When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal’

    10/18/2012 3:17:47 PM PDT · by Snuph · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    resident Obama, during the taping of The Daily Show, discussed the Benghazi terrorist attack that claimed the lives of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. “Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it,” Obama said per pool. “The government is a big operation and [at] any given time something screws up,” he also said, saying that he believes “you find out what’s broken and you fix it.” The president was responding to this question from Stewart. “Is part of the investigation helping the communication between these divisions? Not...
  • 'If four Americans get killed, it's not OPTIMAL': Obama's extraordinary response to Benghazi

    10/18/2012 4:56:38 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/18/12 | Toby Harnden
    President Barack Obama, during an interview to be shown on Comedy Central, has responded to a question about his administration's confused communication after the Benghazi attack, by saying: 'If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.' Obama was speaking to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show for a programme to be broadcast tonight. Stewart, a liberal whose young audience is full of potential voters prized by the Obama campaign, asked the president about his handling of the aftermath of the Benghazi attack. Ambassador Chris Stevens, diplomat Sean Smith and security men and former U.S. Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone...
  • NBC Nightly News Showcases ‘Undecided Voter’ Trashing Romney Hours After She Declares for Obama

    10/18/2012 9:27:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    News Busters ^ | 10-18-2012 | Brent Baker
    At 10:12 AM EDT Wednesday on CNN, faux “undecided voter” Susan Katz, who had asked Mitt Romney at the debate the night before how he’s different from George W. Bush, told Carol Costello she voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and plans to do so again this year because “I saw in President Obama someone who has ripened with time who deserves another four years to see his vision through.” (“Ripened”?) A little more than eight hours later, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, on Nightly News, looked at debate reaction from “undecided voters chosen to ask questions” who “were not entirely happy...
  • Candy Crowley: Romney ‘Right’ That Obama Didn’t Call Libya Terror, thought He Picked Wrong Word

    10/16/2012 10:10:00 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 56 replies ^ | Oct 16 2012 | by Noah Rothman
    CNN anchor and debate moderator Candy Crowley joined CNN’s panel after the debate to discuss a moment where she corrected Mitt Romney after he claimed that President Barack Obama had refused to characterize the attack in Libya an act of terror for 14 days. Crowley said that Romney’s was “right” in that the Obama administration spent weeks refusing to say that the attack was terrorism, but she thought at the time that “he picked the wrong word.” “I heard the president speak at the time. I, sort of, reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we’d probably...
  • Was “Undecided” Questioner Catherine Fenton Former Media Coordinator of CodePink Long Island?

    10/16/2012 9:44:13 PM PDT · by Darnright · 37 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | Oct 17, 2012 | Jim Lindgren
    How good was Gallup’s vetting of the questioners at the 2d Presidential debate held at Hofstra on Long Island? One explicitly feminist question was asked by undecided voter Catherine Fenton: And it’s Katherine Fenton, who has a question for you. QUESTION: In what new ways to [do] you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn? By a strange coincidence, there happens to be a Catherine Fenton who in 2008 identified herself as the Media Coordinator of CodePink Long Island. Is she the same Catherine Fenton? Presumably...
  • Presidential debate: Libya questioner says Obama didn’t answer

    10/17/2012 9:25:29 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    WaPo Opinion ^ | 10-17-2012 | Erik Wemple
    Kerry Ladka stood before President Obama at last night’s town hall-style debate and asked the question that would touch off an onstage verbal brawl and, later, an intense national discussion. (snip) President Obama, though, wasn’t done with Kerry Ladka. “After the debate, the president came over to me and spent about two minutes with me privately,” says the 61-year-old Ladka, who works at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola, N.Y. According to Ladka, Obama gave him ”more information about why he delayed calling the attack a terorist attack.” For background, Obama did apparently lump Benghazi into a reference to “acts of...
  • Presidential debate: Libya questioner says Obama didn’t answer

    10/17/2012 9:26:52 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 8 replies
    WAPO ^ | 10/17 | erik wemple
    Kerry Ladka stood before President Obama at last night’s town hall-style debate and asked the question that would touch off an onstage verbal brawl and, later, an intense national discussion. Here’s how it went: Q: It’s Kerry, Kerry Ladka. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Great to see you here. Q: This question actually comes from a brain trust of my friends at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola yesterday. We were sitting around talking about Libya, and we were reading and became aware of reports that the State Department refused extra security for our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, prior to the attacks that killed...
  • Obama Says "When I Was President" At Debate

    10/17/2012 8:19:17 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 17, 2012
    President Obama spoke of being president in the past tense during last night's second presidential debate with Mitt Romney. (video ay link)
  • Battery maker A123 files for bankruptcy protection (Another Obama "Green Energy" company goes bust)

    10/16/2012 3:19:12 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 1 replies
    google ^ | 10/16/2012 | TOM KRISHER, AP
    After years of struggling with weak sales and mounting losses, electric-car battery maker A123 Systems filed for bankruptcy protection and reached a deal to sell its automotive assets Tuesday. Auto parts maker Johnson Controls will pay $125 million for A123's auto business, which includes two Michigan factories and the lithium-ion battery technology used in cars like the Fisker Karma and upcoming Chevrolet Spark. A123's demise as an independent business reflects the problems of the electric-car industry. Americans have been slow to buy the vehicles because they're expensive, and many models have limited range and can run out of power on...
  • Biden: Planned Parenthood ‘Under Law Cannot Perform Any Abortion;’ Planned Parenthood: We Did

    10/15/2012 1:18:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 10/15/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    full title..Biden: Planned Parenthood ‘Under Law Cannot Perform Any Abortion;’ Planned Parenthood: We Did 985,731 In 3 Years( - Vice President Joe Biden said at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse on Friday that Planned Parenthood “under law cannot perform any abortion.” Planned Parenthood itself has published fact sheets indicating that it did 985,731 abortions in just the three years from 2008 through 2010. These included 324,008 abortion in 2008, 332,278 abortions in 2009, and 329,445 abortions in 2010. Biden made his remark in response to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney position that he would defund Planned Parenthood. “And now these guys...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘We Are in the Midst of a Huge Recovery’ (Ms. Obama is expected to recover)

    10/15/2012 11:43:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | October 15, 2012 | Christopher Goins
    First Lady Michelle Obama said in a radio interview on Friday that the United States is in the “midst of a huge recovery” because of what “this president has done.” Pablo Sato, co-host of Pablo & Free on WPGC 95.5, a Washington, D.C.-area hip-hop radio station, asked the first lady: “Mrs. Obama, you know what, in your words, tell us what you think the state of the union is in right now?” Mrs. Obama said, “I mean, we are seeing right now that we are in the midst of a huge recovery. Right? Because of what this president has done.”
  • Disturbing details emerge in former federal official's child pornography case

    10/14/2012 10:07:44 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Jon Burstein
    They existed in the darkest corners of the Internet with the screen names BookStoreMomNC and Oldrmom111. BookStoreMomNC would e-mail child pornography and describe how she would spank her daughters, Hannah and Rachel. Oldrmom111 graphically detailed in an online chat how she forced her daughters, Melissa and Marissa, to engage in increasingly vile sex acts. It turned out BookStoreMomNC and Oldrmom111 were online personas of the same man. That man was one of South Florida's most powerful federal law enforcement officers. Anthony Mangione, the local chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, had become what he was sworn to hunt down....
  • (Audio) Obama Shares Deep Thoughts on 'American Idol' Judge Feud

    10/13/2012 8:11:34 PM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies ^ | 10/13/12
    President Obama called in to the "YO Show" radio program Friday to talk about his campaign and the issues of the day. Speaking with host Michael Yo, Obama gave his take on the strained relationship of American idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.
  • Rupert Murdoch Predicts ‘Nightmare for Israel if Obama Wins,‘ WH ’Still Lying About Benghazi’

    10/13/2012 12:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch went on a bit of a Twitter tear Saturday morning, predicting a “nightmare for Israel if Obama wins” re-election and accusing the White House of “still lying about Benghazi.” The media mogul — whose company owns Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and others — said Vice President Joe Biden “threw [the] CIA under the bus“ and ”now [White House] throws State [Department]!” He also came down on Mitt Romney, saying the Republican presidential nominee needs to ignore personal attacks at the next debate and focus on his jobs plan:(continued)
  • MSNBC Guest: Protecting Ambassador Stevens Could Have Stopped Him From Doing His Job (video)

    10/13/2012 10:13:01 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 5 replies
    This could be the lamest defense yet for the lapses that led to the murder of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. According to a former diplomat appointed by Bill Clinton, providing tighter security for Ambassador Stevens might have prevented him from carrying out his diplomatic duties. Daniel Serwer, the Clinton diplomat in question, offered his excuse for the Benghazi debacle on MSNBC's Up With Chris Hayes this morning. You'll note that Hayes makes reference to a HuffPo article in which some US diplomats claim diplomatic security is too tight. The main source for that article is Barbara Bodine, the...
  • Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals

    10/12/2012 10:06:14 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 21 replies
    CBS TAMPA ^ | Oct. 12th, 2012 | CBS Tampa
    Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race. On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also...
  • Income Tax Cut, JFK Hopes To Spur Economy 1962/8/13 (flashback)

    10/12/2012 5:26:22 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 2 replies