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  • White House Cancels Sunday Press Pool Coverage – Game Change?

    01/10/2010 2:40:50 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 92 replies · 5,190+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 1-10-10
    Late last night, the White House announced that there would be no pool coverage for Sunday, January 10. While the President had no scheduled events this weekend, there was pool coverage yesterday. It could be a mere coincidence, or it could be that the White House is trying to catch its breath before responding to bombshell revelations in the upcoming book Game Change,excerpts of which poured out all day yesterday. President Obama already issued a statement about Harry Reid’s “negro dialect” quote, but even more explosive passages have emerged since. The newest passages from the book to hit Marc Ambinder’s...
  • Election III — Assault on Conscience and Reality

    12/14/2008 8:52:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 358+ views
    Hli.Org ^ | Friday, December 12, 2008 | Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
        Spirit & Life® "The words I spoke to you are spirit and life." (Jn 6:63)Human Life International e-NewsletterVolume 03, Number 44 | Friday, December 12, 2008  .................................................................................. Election III—Assault on Conscience and RealityNovember 4th was not just a historic date in history because of the election of the nation’s first black president; it also marked a new division that was established in our country between those who have consciences formed in the truth and those who don’t. I have constantly spoken of the need to battle for America’s very soul, but I am seeing that there...
  • Obama deemed qualified by birth for presidency

    12/13/2008 3:20:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 133 replies · 3,257+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | December 11, 2008 | By Wes Vernon
    Barack Obama's upcoming presidency gives many reasons for conservatives to be concerned. All the more reason that we stick to substantive provable issues, as opposed to chasing such illusive rainbows as his alleged lack of a birth certificate. Such preoccupation adds to the bad name already accorded legitimate "conspiracy theories."
  • Ex-seminarian first Vietnamese-American in Congress

    12/11/2008 8:32:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 361+ views
    CathNewsUSA ^ | December 09, 2008
    A member of Mary Queen of Vietnam Parish in New Orleans, Cao told The Associated Press that his run for political office was motivated by his Catholic faith. "It was something that I was called to do, literally, in the religion sense," he said.
  • The Day Conservatism Died

    12/10/2008 4:29:54 PM PST · by NorthShoreGibby · 17 replies · 488+ views
    The Policy Project ^ | 10 December 2008 | Patrick Gibson
    Throughout time, great nations have seen their history turn on definable points in time. Moments that historians can later look upon and point to, saying to the few who give a damn about history anymore, "HERE is where a nation saw its path diverge from greatness." The battle of Waterloo and the siege of Moscow. The election of Churchill. The capture of Lee's battle plan at Gettysburg. These are all moments in the not-so-distant past where nations' fates seemingly wheeled on a dime. Did one of those moments pass without us recognizing it for what it was? No I am...
  • Guest Opinion: A Warning to the GOP

    12/08/2008 9:09:25 PM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies · 1,041+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/25/2008 | By Deal W. Hudson, Ph.D
    Whitman and the other GOP leaders who have made post-election stabs at social and religious conservatives had better start minding their manners. Whatever happened to the "Big Tent"? The Republican Party may find itself hemorrhaging its most zealous constituency....
  • On Fearing the President

    12/06/2008 2:12:17 PM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 794+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | Saturday, December 06, 2008 | Tom Hoopes
    In a 1995 address in Baltimore, John Paul reminded us that democracies can morph into quasi-totalitarian systems that respond “only to the power of the majority or the wishes of the most vocal....However, “The United States possesses a safeguard, a great bulwark, against this happening,” said John Paul.... ”
  • Pride Cometh Before a Fall

    12/03/2008 1:40:00 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 1,004+ views
    NCR ^ | December 3, 2008
    “Pride cometh before a fall.” It’s an Old Testament proverb, it’s the classic theme of Greek tragedy, and it’s a lesson we observe in our lives again and again. So how come we never seem to learn to avoid it — or exploit it?What’s more, pride always seems to come before a fall in more or less the same way.Take the economy, for example, and consider three things pride does — and the havoc that follows.First, pride makes us forget first principles. In the 21st century economy, we got so used to having more and more money that we forgot...
  • Obama’s Multi-Trillion Dollar Campaign Promises Unrealistic, Tax Expert Says

    12/04/2008 12:23:58 PM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies · 507+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 03, 2008 | By Josiah Ryan, Staff Writer
    The U.S. General Accounting Office estimates that the current total owed to Americans in federal benefits, but for which there are no funds available, is $53 trillion. Those allocated benefits are for Social Security and Medicare and several other programs...
  • Victorious Sen. Chambliss a ‘great pro-life leader,’ - Susan B. Anthony List Says

    12/04/2008 7:50:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 305+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Atlanta, Dec 3, 2008
    The SBA List reported that Chambliss had a one-hundred-percent pro-life voting record in the U.S. Senate. It also mentioned that as a state legislator, Chambliss’ opponent Jim Martin voted against parental notification requirements for a minor’s abortion and had pledged to oppose a bill banning partial-birth abortion...
  • Obama and Bush Victories

    11/29/2008 10:41:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 536+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | Saturday, November 29, 2008 | Tom Hoopes
    Obama and Bush Victories When they went around the Obama table on Thursday to say what they were thankful for, Jules Crittendon wonder if the man who carved the turkey mentioned George W. Bush? She thinks he ought to have. In fact, given the evolution of Obama’s war policies, she thinks he might have. Writing at the Weekly Standard, she counts the ways. “It’s a good moment to mull the gifts George W. Bush has left for the incoming president. Bush has made the world a better place, and if Obama wants to do the same, he will take...
  • Election Part I: “We Have No King But Caesar” (Reality Alert)

    11/17/2008 2:31:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 631+ views
    Human Life International e-Newsletter ^ | Friday, November 14, 2008 | Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Election Part I: “We Have No King But Caesar” The following is the first of a three-part series on the 2008 Elections. In the next two weeks we will deal with issues of Culture and Conscience. Now that the election is over, we can separate the real Catholics from those who just act the part. Those still reeling from the results of the election can rest assured that they are in good company with the saints. Those who have drawn a line in blood and made a decision to stand with the culture of death need a serious examination...
  • Bishop compares election to Battle of Lepanto

    10/29/2008 4:21:08 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 358+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 29, 2008
    Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph compared the upcoming presidential election to the Battle of Lepanto, in which Christian forces against overwhelming odds defeated Ottoman Turkish invaders bent on the conquest of Europe.
  • Opinion: Election 2008 – America is the Frog in the Kettle

    10/29/2008 10:05:52 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 246+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 10-28-08 | Randy Sly
    The lobsters were not placed in boiling water. He lowered them into a pot of cool water and then applied the heat. This way the lobsters would just fall asleep and then cooked to death, making their meat tender.
  • Life Didn’t Lose — the GOP Did

    11/05/2008 12:02:49 PM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies · 852+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | Wednesday, November 05, 2008 | Tom McFeely
    The abortion lobby will be quick to claim that the American people wrote a blank check last night for on-demand abortion. That’s just not so. While the Democratic Party won the White House as well as decisive control over both houses of Congress, exit polls found that economic issues were overwhelmingly the most important motivators for voters yesterday. And when voters are worried about their pocketbooks as they are right now due to the global financial crisis, the party of the incumbent president is almost always punished. Obviously, with the Democrats so dominant and President-elect Barack Obama so committed to...

    11/06/2008 9:12:29 PM PST · by GonzoII · 67 replies · 2,192+ views ^ | 11-7-08 | Father Corapi
    The American people have now made it abundantly clear who they want to lead them, and the policies and practices that this president-elect has represented for some time, they can now claim as their own. Actions have consequences, and I am sure God has duly noted what our priorities are in the US of A. Economic matters would seem to take precedence over moral matters; money more important than life itself to most people (I guess they don’t consider almost 50,000,000 innocent children murdered by abortion part of life). Now we shall see what the fruit of such a tree...
  • Pro-Life Dem Breakthroughs (Bad News for FOCA?)

    11/08/2008 3:35:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies · 830+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | Friday, November 07, 2008 | Tom McFeely
    Pro-Life Dem Breakthroughs Let’s face it, there weren’t very many pro-life silver linings among the electoral clouds that formed Tuesday evening over America. But here’s one: A record 31 Democratic Party pro-life candidates were elected to Congress. According to Democrats for Life of America, five new Democratic pro-lifers were elected, joining 26 pro-life incumbents who were re-elected. “This will be only the second time in 30 years that the number of pro-life Democrats increases instead of decreases,” Kristen Day, director of Democrats for Life of America, told “The first time we made gains was in 2006 due to the...
  • Obama's Clinton Problem

    11/23/2008 3:43:52 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 10 replies · 1,051+ views
    Reason ^ | November 21, 2008 | John Berlau
    Deregulation made the prosperity of the 1990s possible. Just ask Bill Clinton. Republicans had many things going against them this election, but the financial market implosion in September proved to be the final blow that sealed their losses, as voters almost always associate the economy with the party in power. And when the credit crisis emerged as the top campaign issue, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) pounced on his opponent with two basic messages. One was to blame the policies of deregulation that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) voted for. And the second was to hug former rivals Bill and Hillary Clinton...
  • Somber Republicans contemplate what went wrong

    11/07/2008 2:00:19 PM PST · by mnehring · 43 replies · 1,110+ views
    After a series of national and local losses, a lingering feeling of defeat describes the mood of the Nevada Republican Party's election night party at the Palazzo Las Vegas Tuesday night. Aside from the drunken slurs and grumbling following the announcement that Barack Obama was the president-elect, discussion revolved around the simple question: What went wrong? "There has been a swing in the political pendulum," said Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons. "Both parties were seeking a win and both worked very hard, but the people have spoken." And spoken they have, as Obama won both the electoral and the popular vote....
  • What's wrong with this picture?

    11/07/2008 1:28:02 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 14 replies · 3,421+ views
    CE2949BB | 11/7/2008 | CE2949BB
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  • Chavez says "change has moved north" with Obama's election

    11/05/2008 10:01:29 AM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 43 replies · 1,600+ views
    From a statement issued by the "Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Ministry of People's Power for Foreign Affairs" In this day of hope for the American people, President Hugo Chávez, on behalf of the people of Venezuela, congratulates the people of the United States and President-elect Barack Obama for his important victory in an election that has captured the attention of international public opinion. This historic election of an African American to lead the most powerful country in the world is a sign that the era of change which has taken root in South America could be reaching the doorstep of...
  • **Top Thirty Errors That Doomed McCain**

    11/05/2008 3:57:08 AM PST · by Cyropaedia · 71 replies · 3,082+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 4, 2008 | Jennifer Rubin
    The results are in and the recriminations have begun. Sure, it might not have made any difference, but the number of sins of omission and commission by the McCain campaign is breathtaking. Let’s get a head start on the finger-pointing and give you the top thirty mistakes John McCain and his team made: Not pursuing the Reverend Wright connection, as an issue of judgment and then credibility. Even Jerry Nadler knew it was a sign that Barack Obama lacked political courage, i.e., character. Waiting until September to raise Barack Obama’s other troubling connections (e.g., Bill Ayers, Rashid Khalidi). Failing to...
  • Thanks FReepers for helping out tonight to fight Obama.

    11/04/2008 6:02:53 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 4 replies · 525+ views
    I just want to thank everyone for volunteering for McCain and their local conservative candidates tonight. We couldn't have done it without you. If you volunteered, please say so here.
  • Prepare for chaos

    11/03/2008 9:57:17 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 15 replies · 930+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03rd November 2008 | Daily Mail
    U.S. electoral system warned it 'can't cope' as historic number of voters cast their ballot The American presidential election could descend into electoral chaos on Tuesday as unprecedented numbers of voters turn out to cast their ballot in a system that is largely untested. The U.S. has an electoral system that is not organised, designed or funded to cope with 'anywhere near a 100 per cent turnout', a director of a leading independent electoral reform group has said.
  • Revenge of the Left across the world

    11/03/2008 7:56:15 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 7 replies · 614+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 03 Nov 2008 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Whatever the exact result of the US elections tomorrow, we must assume that the whole governing machinery of Washington and the state capitols will soon be hostile to laissez-faire thinking. It is not just that the Democrats will win a crushing victory in both houses of Congress, perhaps reaching the 60-seat Senate threshold that lets them steam-roll legislation. It is also that the incoming class of 2008 is of a new creed. Many no longer believe – or actively reject – the free trade and free market catechisms. As commentator Markos Moulitsas put it in Newsweek: "The big question is,...
  • ACLU - Actions for Restoring America

    11/02/2008 11:42:35 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 12 replies · 317+ views
    ACLU ^ | ACLU
    How to Begin Repairing the Damage to Freedom in America After Bush The next president will become chief executive of a nation that has been greatly weakened – in particular, our freedoms, our values, and our international reputation have been greatly undermined by the policies of the past eight years. Part 1 – Day OneDay One: Stop Torture, Close Guantanamo, End Extraordinary Renditions1. Stop Torture and Abuse2. Close Guantanamo and Restore the Rule of Law for Detainees3. End and Prohibit the Practice of Extraordinary Rendition Part 2 – First 100 Days1. Warrantless spying. Issue an executive order recognizing the president’s...
  • Fred Barnes Picks McCain (279EV)

    11/01/2008 8:37:35 PM PDT · by rlbedfor · 128 replies · 6,169+ views
    FixNews Beltway Boys 11:33PM 11/1/2008 | 11/1/2008 | self
    Fred prediction is McCain.
  • Exclusive: Intolerant Progressives Stain Upcoming Election

    11/01/2008 1:47:26 PM PDT · by CE2949BB · 5 replies · 496+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | November 1, 2008 | Jason Rantz
    Election Day is quickly approaching and the United States will likely elect the first African-American man to the most powerful office in the world. His political views aside, this would be a major victory for race relations in this country; it should end the argument that because of the color of your skin, there are still feats you cannot reach because of inherent racism in our system. Indeed, there is no higher position one can attain as President of the United States of America (though, it can be debated, I suppose, the highest position one could reach is that of...
  • Campaign '08 nears its cliffhanger conclusion { The Comedian, Plumber, Reverend }

    11/01/2008 10:21:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 305+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/1/8 | Carla Marinucci
    Whatever its smashing finale, the Election of 2008 has been a cliffhanger reality show from start to finish, involving a cast of supersize characters and events that have been alternately compelling, astonishing and unforgettable. From Joe the Plumber's debut to Sen. Joe Biden's mouth, from Gov. Sarah Palin's "palling around with terrorists" charge to Barack Obama's preacher, the highlights and lowlights of the presidential contest that ends on Tuesday have - thanks mostly to YouTube and cable TV - been seared into voters' brains. "Tina Fey," says Simon Rosenberg, president of NDN, a Democratic advocacy group, when asked to name...
  • Murtha Looks Vulnerable

    10/30/2008 6:18:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 1,046+ views ^ | October 29, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    The anti-incumbent tide is so strong this electoral season it just might sweep out one of the most powerful bulls from the House of Representatives. Residents in Pennsylvania's 12 District have tolerated much controversy from Rep. John Murtha (Pa.) but his recent remarks about some Pennsylvanians being "racist" could end his 34-year Washington career. Murtha’s recent accusation that some voters in his state are “racist” has given his Republican opponent William Russell, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, some much-needed ammunition to unseat the incumbent. “There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area,” Murtha told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette....
  • Couples with Prop. 8 wedding jitters can turn to Castro chapel

    10/30/2008 3:57:31 AM PDT · by CE2949BB · 5 replies · 403+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | October 30, 2008 | Heather Knight
    (10-29) 20:13 PDT -- Note to same-sex couples wanting to marry by election day in case Proposition 8 passes: City Hall is completely booked for marriage licenses and ceremonies Friday, Monday and Tuesday. But there are plenty of places to wed under the deadline. Just ask Victor Andersen, a 27-year-old Redwood City resident and ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. Andersen converted a Victorian flat into the Heart of the Castro Wedding Chapel and opened for business the day after same-sex weddings became legal in California. He has married about 50 couples so far, from places as varied as...
  • Republican Party claims Smith shopped endorsement for money

    10/29/2008 12:36:00 AM PDT · by Impy · 11 replies · 813+ views
    Dothan Eagle ^ | 10-20-08 | Lance Griffin
    By Lance Griffin Published: October 20, 2008 Hours after Republican State Senator Harri Anne Smith endorsed Democratic Congressional candidate Bobby Bright, the executive director of the Alabama Republican Party alleged Monday that Smith shopped her endorsement between Bright and fellow Republican Jay Love. John Ross told the Dothan Eagle Monday that Bill Harris, who was Smith’s campaign manager during her Republican Congressional primary race with Love, told him on Oct. 7 that Smith was prepared to endorse Bright in exchange for $150,000 to help retire her campaign debt. However, Ross said Harris told him Smith was willing to entertain offers...
  • API: "...prepare for bloodshed..."

    10/27/2008 9:24:08 PM PDT · by CE2949BB · 123 replies · 4,771+ views
    African Press International ^ | October 27, 2008 | africanpress
    The American people should prepare for bloodshed between the 5th of November 2008 and 20th of January 2009. “Do not say you were not warned.” It may sound as a dream. It may sound as fiction and it may sound as fantasy, but it is around the corner. Bloodshed can only be stopped by the Americans themselves by execising their voting right wisely. Personally, I do not have any agenda or intention to bring forth confusion only days to the election, but the truth must be told to the Americans and the world. America, the only powerful nation in the...
  • Any Reasons I Shouldn't Vote For Obama?

    10/26/2008 9:16:54 PM PDT · by writer33 · 72 replies · 1,113+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 10/25/08 | Chris Davis
    It's time to go vote tomorrow, and I just can't think of a reason to not vote for Obama/Biden. Below is my life story, showing you why it's time that I get my cut: I was born a poor, white child in the back of a Ford Pinto-or maybe just conceived-behind Wal-Mart in Corpus Christi, Texas. There I languished in the public school system, being forced to eat nothing but Spam and Deviled Eggs while awaiting LBJ’s “War On Poverty” to pull me out of the Corpus Christi ghetto. Painfully, I suffered under President Ronald Reagan’s jackboots. I agonized year...
  • Chicago Tribune Misses the Point: Is Obama a Communist?

    10/22/2008 8:48:39 PM PDT · by surfer · 3 replies · 321+ views
    The Great Debate 2008 ^ | 10/22/2008 | surfer
    With now less than two weeks before election day, the liberal media have apparently gotten a little wind up their skirts (or pants, as it were). The ounce of integrity we thought they may have left was carried away on the winds of change. "The One" is breathing it all in—another intoxicating breath of fresh air for the senator, who can seemingly head forward in full sprint at all times while those who drive in for a tackle are effortlessly thwarted. To jump sports analogies, the media are always there to set the pick. The Chicago Tribune has come out...
  • *MSNBC : Obama was NOT an ACORN Trainer!*

    10/18/2008 12:58:12 PM PDT · by Cyropaedia · 49 replies · 2,290+ views
    MSNBC | 10/18/2008 | David Shuster
    On MSNBC, David Shuster and a correspondent were discussing ACORN and all of the voter registration fraud that was being investigated. Shuster They played a clip of Palin telling a crowd that Obama worked as a lawyer as well as a trainer for ACORN.
  • Poll workers clash at Falls nursing home

    10/14/2008 7:39:56 AM PDT · by Alice in Wonderland · 19 replies · 956+ views ^ | Oct 14, 2008 | Stephanie Warsmith
    Poll workers from opposing sides in the presidential race apparently clashed in a physical altercation Friday at a Cuyahoga Falls nursing home when one accused the other of improperly marking a ballot. George Manos, the 75-year-old Republican, told police that Edith Walker, the 73-year-old Democrat, jumped on his back and struck him in the head three to four times with her fists. Manos said two other elections workers had to pull Walker off his back, according to a report filed with Cuyahoga Falls police. Manos said it happened after he accused Walker of ballot tampering, and he wants to prosecute....
  • Election Ad Aggravates Racial Divide in Atlanta('07-John Lewis is one to talk)

    10/13/2008 12:00:57 PM PDT · by bamahead · 4 replies · 422+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 22, 2007 | SHAILA DEWAN
    The nastiness of the 2006 campaign season has largely died away, forgotten amid the swearing-in ceremonies and gavel transfers of a new political landscape. But in this normally resilient city, one 30-second radio advertisement for a relatively obscure county race has lingered uncomfortably in people’s minds. In the advertisement, Atlanta’s three most prominent black leaders, Mayor Shirley Franklin, Representative John Lewis and Andrew Young, the politician and civil rights leader, evoked the police dogs and water hoses of the civil rights movement to urge voters not to support a Republican candidate for the Fulton County Commission. Though the candidate was...
  • Will The Democrats Have A Filibuster-Proof Senate

    10/09/2008 8:11:52 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 19 replies · 928+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | October 9, 2008 | jay1949
    The Democratic Party announced this spring a major drive to elect a “filibuster-proof” 60-seat-majority Senate. According to the recent Democratic National Committee newsfeeds, the DNC is confident of picking up six seats and hopeful of getting nine. Will that make a Democratic-controlled Senate “filibuster-proof?”
  • McCain camp disavows use of Obama's middle name

    10/09/2008 12:57:29 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 94 replies · 1,904+ views
    Newsday ^ | 10-09-2008
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign disavowed an introduction here yesterday that included Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's middle name, Hussein. William Platt, chairman of the Lehigh County Republican Party, twice referred to "Barack Hussein Obama," which other supporters of McCain and running mate Sarah Palin have used to link the Democratic candidate with Muslims. Obama is not a Muslim. McCain has disavowed the tactic, most recently when it was employed earlier this week. "We do not condone this inappropriate rhetoric which distracts from the real questions of judgment, character and experience that voters will base their decisions...

    10/08/2008 2:01:42 AM PDT · by Impy · 102 replies · 4,008+ views
    Politics1 ^ | 10-08-08 | Ron Gunzburger
    CONGRESS. Here are the latest independent polls for US House races. ALASKA (Anchorage Press/Ivan Moore): Former State House Minority Leader Ethan Berkowitz (D) - 49%, Congressman Don Young (R) - 44%. FLORIDA CD-18 (Telemundo): Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) - 48%, businesswoman Annette Taddeo (D) - 35%. FLORIDA CD-21 (Telemundo): Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R) - 48%, former Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinez (D) - 43%. FLORIDA CD-25 (Telemundo): Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R) - 43%, former Miami-Dade County Democratic Chair Joe Garcia (D) - 41%. ILLINOIS CD-10 (SurveyUSA): Marketing executive Dan Seals (D) - 52%, Congressman Mark Kirk (R) - 44%. INDIANA CD-10...
  • 3 in 5 voters: Boot every congressman (No incumbent is safe after bailout)

    10/06/2008 8:30:23 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 112 replies · 1,970+ views
    If given the choice, a new poll reveals, 59 percent of Americans would sweep Capitol Hill clean of the current batch of senators and representatives to elect an entirely new Congress. Only 17 percent of voters polled said they would be willing to keep the current legislature. Rasmussen Reports conducted the national telephone survey on the heels of Congress passing a widely unpopular financial bailout bill, revealing a significant amount of voter dissatisfaction with the nation's current lawmakers. The polling firm records a mere 30 percent of voters approved of the bailout, while 45 percent were opposed, and yet Congress...
  • Biden's Fantasy World

    10/06/2008 6:14:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies · 729+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 6, 2008
    Sarah Palin may not know as much about the world, but at least most of what she knows is true. In the popular media wisdom, Sarah Palin is the neophyte who knows nothing about foreign policy while Joe Biden is the savvy diplomatic pro. Then what are we to make of Mr. Biden's fantastic debate voyage last week when he made factual claims that would have got Mrs. Palin mocked from New York to Los Angeles? Start with Lebanon, where Mr. Biden asserted that "When we kicked -- along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said and...
  • A Fight Among Catholics Over Which Party Best Reflects Church Teachings

    10/05/2008 6:11:38 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies · 1,026+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 4, 2008 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    As the Roman Catholic Church observes its annual “respect life” Sunday in this heated presidential election season, the unusually pitched competition for Catholic voters is setting off a round of skirmishes over how to apply the church’s teachings not only on abortion but also on the war in Iraq, immigration and racism. ... The escalating efforts by more-liberal Catholics are provoking a vigorous backlash from some bishops and the right. In Scranton, Pa., every Catholic attending Mass this weekend will hear a special homily about the election next month: Bishop Joseph Martino has ordered every priest in the diocese to...
  • Can the MARs Save McCain?

    10/03/2008 6:52:08 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 11 replies · 693+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/03/2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    John McCain may have just let slip his last best chance to be president of the United States. When he flew back to Washington to address the banking crisis, McCain could have seized the hottest issue in America by taking the side of his countrymen who were enraged by the Paulson Plan to bail out a power elite whose greed and stupidity had caused a financial disaster unequaled since the Crash of '29. But rather than denounce the Bush-Paulson-Pelosi-Barney Frank plan as a rip-off of taxpayers, lacerate Obama and Co. for bedding down with the kleptocrats of Fannie Mae, and...
  • ABC News/WaPo: Obama +4

    09/30/2008 7:52:10 PM PDT · by tatown · 48 replies · 1,243+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/30/08 | TOM BEVAN
    New ABC News/Washington Post national poll conducted after the debate (Sept 27-29) shows that John McCain has picked up 5 points on Barack Obama during the last week, moving from a nine-point deficit to trailing by four: Obama 50 (-2 vs. last poll Sept 19-22) McCain 46 (+3) Obama leads by 4.8% in the RCP National Average. According to the poll, McCain has regained the lead among key swing groups: Independents favor McCain by 3 (48-45), white women by 11 (54-43), and white Catholics by one (47-46). McCain is still holding on to 20% of Democrats who voted for Hillary...
  • McCain: Reverse your position on Ethanol - Iowa wants to vote for you.

    09/30/2008 12:57:05 PM PDT · by o2bfree · 78 replies · 1,381+ views
    Folks, I spoke with a few Iowans I know and they report that many of their friends and relatives back home want to vote for McCain. But they want him to reverse his position and support Ethanol. Since McCain is the only candidate on record supporting a freeze on government spending, I think its a good idea for him to SUPPORT ethanol, and cut something else instead in its place.
  • Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuhrer

    09/25/2008 11:43:51 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 5 replies · 290+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | Sept 25Th, 2008 | Christopher Logan
    PLEASE sign the petition for Psychiatric Evaluation of Presidential Candidates By Ali Sina 2008/09/22 I must confess that I did not like Senator Barack Hussein Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident – a good package. It is so instinctive for most people to want to see blacks succeed. It is as if all humanity is carrying a collective guilt for what the ancestors of blacks endured. However, I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but...
  • You Tube Conspiracy of Silence: Action Requested (vanity)

    09/23/2008 1:57:37 AM PDT · by Impy · 17 replies · 338+ views
    9-23-08 | Impy
    So I posted a reply critical of this video on you tube. Warning, profanity. If you look at the profile of creator of the video, he states the following: heartofdrakn is back from censorship!!!...... YouTube was our last refuge for truth and free speech, the powers that be want to shut us down. Free speech is not a privilege...FREE SPEECH IS A (censored) RIGHT!!! Odd then he would reply to me thusly: Hey (censored) clown, I have three university degrees and 20 years of research in History and the Media. So please, you little pathetic remarks, keep them to yourself...

    09/22/2008 1:25:12 AM PDT · by Impy · 19 replies · 281+ views
    Poltics1 ^ | 9-22-08 | Ron Gunzburger
    P2008 - DAILY POLLING UPDATE. Here is our daily update of the latest independent state polls on the Presidential race: ALABAMA (USA Polling Group): McCain - 52%, Obama - 25%. FLORIDA (Miami Herald): McCain - 47%, Obama - 45%. FLORIDA (Research 2000): McCain - 46%, Obama - 45%, Others - 3%. ILLINOIS (Research 2000): Obama - 56%, McCain - 36%. ILLINOIS (Rasmussen): Obama - 56%, McCain - 40%. IOWA (SurveyUSA): Obama - 54%, McCain - 43%, Others - 2%. IOWA (Research 2000): Obama - 53%, McCain - 39%, Others - 3%. MICHIGAN (EPIC/MRA): Obama - 43%, McCain - 42%, Nader...