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  • Fox News Analyst: First American To Shoot Down A Domestic Spy Drone 'Will Become A Folk Hero'

    05/15/2012 1:38:34 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 160 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/15/2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Charles Krauthammer, the conservative columnist spoke about the use of drones for domestic spying last night. He blasted the idea: "A drone is a high-tech version of an old army. It ought to be used in Somalia to hunt bad guys but not in America. Yes you can say we have satellites, we have Google Street, we have everything else, but that is no reason to accept a society where you are always watched by the government. "I would predict the first guy who uses a second amendment weapon to bring a drone down who is hovering over his house...
  • Top 10: Obama in History jokes on Twitter

    05/15/2012 10:53:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/15/12 | Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer
    According to reports, someone at the White House has used the biographies of past U.S. presidents to promote the current president. (Read the Examiner's Philip Klein: Obama vandalizes WH presidential biographies for more context) That led several conservatives to post jokes on Twitter making it a Trending Topic nationally. Here are our top 10 favorites. 10. @bradcundiff George Washington cut down the cherry tree but Obama was there to catch it. #ObamaInHistory
  • Obama vandalizes WH presidential biographies

    05/15/2012 3:39:40 PM PDT · by bramps · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/15/2012 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Conservatives are having a laugh after it surfaced that the official presidential biographies on the White House website have been updated to inject President Obama into history. But kidding aside, this is a truly disgraceful behavior. In the most egregious example, noted by the Heritage Foundation's Rory Cooper, the official Ronald Reagan biography is appended with the note: "In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffet Rule." (Over at Commentary,...
  • Obama tells Barnard women why imaginary world matters (Sometimes the jokes write themselves)

    05/15/2012 4:16:27 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    sf gate ^ | 5/15/2012 | Margot Magowan
    He’s back, people! First, President Obama made the amazing and inspiring move last week to finally support gay marriage. Have you see the latest New Yorker cover? Is this beautiful or what? How could anyone not feel happy looking at this image? The whole idea that gay marriage is “anti-family” or threatens “traditional” marriage is such an inane, warped, self-defeating argument. “Traditional” marriage was, of course, created as a financial contract to control the means of reproduction, that is, women. When women had no social, political, or financial power, when they were not allowed to own property and only valued...
  • North Dakota’s House race No. 1 of those ‘that might surprise you’

    05/15/2012 4:32:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    North Dakoata Politics ^ | May 11, 2012 | Kristen M. Daum
    The Washington Post has put North Dakota atop its list of “The 10 House districts that might surprise you.” The report today aims to showcase 10 House races that are “surprisingly competitive” in an election year, where not only is partisan control at stake but where redistricting has changed the game for seats across the country. North Dakota is the only state on the list where redistricting wasn’t a factor in the competitive nature of its House race. (North Dakota is a single at-large district, so there is no redistricting here.) Republican Rep. Rick Berg won North Dakota’s House seat...
  • Shock Poll: Romney now leads among women

    05/15/2012 8:30:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 15, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama’s claim that the GOP is mounting a war on women has proven to be a failure. A month into his assault on the Republicans and Mitt Romney, the new CBS-New York Times poll shows that the GOP presidential candidate now leads among women--and men. Since April, women have gone from strongly backing Obama to endorsing Romney. In April, Obama held a 49 percent to 43 percent lead among women. That has now flipped to 46 percent backing Romney with 44 percent for Obama, an 8-point switch. Ironically, Romney’s support among men has dropped, but he still edges Obama...
  • NYT/CBS poll: Romney 46, Obama 43 (Remember, Romney is not yet the GOP Nominee)

    05/14/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2012 | AllahPundit
    The weighted sample of registered voters: 36D/30R/34I, which is right in line with most national polls.Maybe Karl was right about that “turning point.”The bombshell number, obviously, is Romney leading O by two among women. If that happens on election day, rest assured that the overall margin will be a lot wider than three points. So what's driving the sudden Mittmania? It's probably not the economy: Most Americans (67 percent) believe the economy is in bad shape, but respondents expressed the most optimism on that issue since January 2008 – months before the economic crisis was in full swing. Thirty-two percent...
  • Alarm Grows Among Dems About Obama’s Chances

    05/15/2012 7:54:18 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    “You can be stylish and powerful, too. That's Michelle’s advice.” -- President Obama telling graduates to temper but preserve their interest in clothing during his commencement address at Barnard College, a women-only college of New York’s Columbia University. It has taken months of bad news, but Democrats increasingly believe that President Obama might just lose his re-election bid. The latest wake-up call comes in the form of a New York Times/CBS poll showing Republican Mitt Romney in the lead not just among registered voters overall, but with women and independents.
  • African-American Church Leaders Condemn Obama For Gay Marriage Support

    05/14/2012 8:00:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | May 13, 2012
    African-American Church Leaders Condemn Obama For Gay Marriage Support BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Just days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, pastors and priests around Maryland took to their own pulpits with their reaction– and in some cases– condemnation of the president. Derek Valcourt explains the president’s comments have folks on both sides of the issue fired up. Both sides hope the president’s position helps sway votes in their favor when the issue hits Maryland’s ballot this November. “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said. When Obama announced that his position on same-sex...
  • Are Obama-Biden about to be DUMPED by the Democrats for 2012 -- Thinking the Unthinkable ? (Vanity)

    05/13/2012 12:01:56 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 89 replies
    None ^ | 2012-05-12 | Patton@Bastogne, Free Republic Member since 1998
    . 2012-05-12 (Vanity Post) Just a thought that I've had in the past few days ... The political air feels peculiar ... I think that something is afoot ... Why have the following events happened in the last week ? 1) Bill Clinton (very) publicly "verbally" punching Obama in the Face ? ... 2) Hillary Clinton trotted-out as without make-up in a "more natural" pose ... looking suprising younger (from a distance) than she's been seen in recent years ... 3) A "deliberate" newsleaked story that Jeremiah Wright was offered $ 150,000 "hush money" story that breaks today (from the...
  • Veterans Favor Obama Over Romney - They're Sick of War

    05/14/2012 6:38:42 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 83 replies
    The Auburn Journal ^ | May 13, 2012 | "Over_L"
    According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, veterans favor Obama over Romney by as much as seven percentage points. They favor cutting the defense budget. Read more... COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) - Mack McDowell likes to spend time at the local knife and gun show "drooling over firearms," as he puts it. Retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army, he has lined his study with books on war, framed battalion patches from his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a John Wayne poster, and an 1861 Springfield rifle from an ancestor who fought in the Civil War. But when it comes...
  • Democrat media cheerleaders can’t talk away the truth: Obama is probably even losing in Oregon

    05/14/2012 8:13:05 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies ^ | May 14, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    In 2008 Barack Obama won Oregon by 17 points but a new SurveyUSA poll shows he is leading by just 4 points. If that was all the bad news out of The Beaver State it would be bad enough foe Obama, but the news gets worse when more realistic standards of voter sentiment are applied to data as presented. In response to this news, the Oregonian (one of the foulest of the Democrats’ mouth piece news outlets) points to the difference between the numbers of registered Democrats/Republicans/Independents who voted in Oregon’s 2010 elections and the breakdown SurveyUSA used to put...
  • Top Romney Donor on Obama's 'Enemies List': They're Stalking My Kids (Video)

    05/14/2012 4:41:42 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    human events ^ | 5/12/2012 | by Jim Hoft
    Romney donor Frank VanderSloot, one of the eight men detailed by the president's "Truth Team" by the campaign, was on with Greta Van Susteren on Friday night. Frank is discovering what it means to be on a president's "enemies list." The top Romney donor says that Obama lackeys are attacking him and starting rumors about him and his family. Vandersloot revealed in an interview on Fox News that his business practice is being hurt by the attacks from the Obama team.
  • More Presidential Scenarios (Three additional ways to look at the 2012 campaign)

    05/14/2012 6:57:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/14/2012 | Michael Barone
    Last week, I wrote about the standings in the presidential race and said it looked like a long, hard slog through about a dozen clearly identified target states, much like the contests in 2000 and 2004. Call that the 2000/2004 long, hard slog scenario. But I also said there were other possible scenarios. I can think of three. The 1964/1972 scenario: Challenger disqualifies himself. Barry Goldwater and George McGovern were idealistic, intelligent senators who took positions on issues that made them unacceptable to most voters in years favorable to incumbents. This could happen to Mitt Romney this year. And it...
  • Obama's gay marriage flip-flop helps Romney seal the deal with evangelicals

    05/14/2012 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 14, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM
    Near the end of the competitive part of the recent Republican presidential primary season, Gov. Mitt Romney began showing growing support among evangelical voters. The Mormon had been losing that influential portion of the GOP base by lopsided proportions. Not anymore. Thank you, Barack Obama. As his nomination in August became clear, the contrast between Romney's family life and moral convictions and those of his Democrat opponent became starkly clear, no more so than following President Obama's forced flip last week to supporting gay marriage, following an alleged push by Vice President Joe Biden. Obama's move was wildly popular among...
  • U. of Chicago medical center VP revealed as Jeremiah Wright briber

    05/14/2012 3:50:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/154/12 | Jeff Poor
    On an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show on Monday, “The Amateur” author Edward Klein revealed the name of a close ally of President Barack Obama that his book alleges offered a $150,000 bribe to Rev. Jeremiah Wright to be quiet until after the 2008 election. “Well, what happened is that after ABC’s Brian Ross broadcast the video tapes of the Rev. Wright ‘God damning America’ and slamming whites and slamming Jews and America, he was contacted by one of Obama’s closest personal friends — a guy who travels on Obama’s plane, who plays basketball with him, who goes on...
  • It's official: Obama '1st gay president'

    05/14/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 5/13/2012 | by Joe Kovacs
    Despite the fact Barack Obama is married with two children, Newsweek magazine is dubbing him “The First Gay President” on its latest cover, crowning him with a rainbow-colored halo. The cover comes in the wake of Obama’s newly declared support for homosexual marriage in America. The edition, which hits newsstands Monday, features a column by Andrew Sullivan, an openly homosexual self-titled conservative political pundit. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work,” Sullivan...
  • Former Obama Speechwriter to Pen White House Sitcom (Another distraction from the economy)

    05/14/2012 3:35:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    Time ^ | 5/10/2012 | By Courtney Subramanian
    How closely will art imitate life? NBC says it’s rolling out a new sitcom next season about life in the White House, written by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett, the BBC reported. 1600 Penn will profile a fictional First Family, featuring Bill Pullman as the Commander in Chief and Dharma & Greg star Jenna Elfman as the First Lady, as well as The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as their eldest son and Modern Family director Jason Winer.
  • The ‘bribe’ to silence Wright [Obama’s team tried to buy his silence]

    05/13/2012 5:11:14 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 133 replies
    New York Post ^ | MAY 12, 2012 | New York Post
    <p>When sermons of Obama’s Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the Iowa primaries, it threatened to derail Obama’s campaign. ABC aired one where Wright screamed, “Goddamn America!” Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama’s team tried to buy his silence.</p>
  • Obama Heads for John Edwards-type Hush Money Scandal?

    05/14/2012 4:06:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | May 14, 2012 | John Ransom
    Staggering under an avalanche of bad news regarding the economy, Obama’s presidential campaign took another hit over the weekend as the New York Post detailed divisions amongst Democrats and radicals, including charges that Obama tried to buy the silence of his controversial Chicago pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Author Edward Klein in his new book The Amateur writes that Obama offered his long-time radical preacher and pastor $150,000 in hush money for staying out of the spotlight during Obama’s 2008 run for president. I might add that I have a feeling that radical association with Obama was a booming cottage industry...
  • Black pastors react to Obama's same-sex marriage stance

    05/13/2012 11:07:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WFMZ-TV / CNN ^ | May 13, 2012 | Dan Gilgoff
    Addressing his large, mostly black congregation on Sunday morning, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith did not mince words about where he stood on President Barack Obama's newly announced support for same-sex marriage: The church is against it, he said, prompting shouts of "Amen!" from the pews. And yet Smith hardly issued a full condemnation of the president. "We may disagree with our president on this one issue," Smith said from the pulpit of the Shiloh Baptist Church here. "But we will keep him lifted up in prayer. ... Pray for President Barack Obama." And Smith said there were much bigger...
  • Newsweek Obama Cover: 'The First Gay President'

    05/13/2012 11:05:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Bill Clinton was the first black president. And now, according to Newsweek, we have the first gay president. Yes, all the speculation over what cover Tina Brown would choose for Newsweek is over. Despite several suggestions from The New Republic on this crucial subject, Brown refrained from taking their kindly advice and chose a picture of President Obama with a rainbow halo over his head.
  • GOP tests its own in legislative primaries

    05/13/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    Nashville Tennessean | 5/13/12 | Chas Sisk
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  • President Obama's former doctor claims that the president lacks passion, feeling and humanity

    05/11/2012 10:45:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/11/12 | Jarrett Stepman
    In a revealing new book, The Amateur, author Edward Klein interviews President Barack Obama’s physician, Dr. David Scheiner, MD, who blasts the president’s health care plan and says that President Obama has an “academic detachment” that he could never break through. The doctor fears that if the health care plan is “the failure” he believes it will be, because of runaway costs and other problems, then any health reform will be set back for years to come. These are only a few of many reveals in Klein’s book, which makes the case that President Obama is not the political machine...
  • What Media Were Saying About Bush's Economy in 2004

    05/11/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 8 replies
    SF Chron ^ | 8-11-2004 | David Lazarus
    Look at how the Media was Blasting GWB just 4 years into his term. Take a gander at the stats....I WISH we could a deficit that low.... [article begins here] Sometimes I sympathize with President Bush. Really. Last week's dismal report on job creation -- a scant 32,000 jobs created versus 240,000 expected -- left our re-election-seeking president little wiggle room on the economic front. "Economic growth is strong and getting stronger," Bush told a gathering of minority journalists after the jobs number was released. It can't be easy to have to defend your economic policies when all evidence suggests...
  • Rick Santorum's Endorsement of Governor Mitt Romney

    05/12/2012 8:26:07 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 30 replies ^ | Rick Santorum
    But there are many significant areas in which we agree: the need for lower taxes, smaller government, and a reduction in out-of-control spending. We certainly agree that abortion is wrong and marriage should be between one man and one woman. I am also comfortable with Governor Romney on foreign policy matters, and we share the belief that we can never allow Iran to possess nuclear weapons. And while I had concerns about Governor Romney making a case as a candidate about fighting against Obamacare, I have no doubt if elected he will work with a Republican Congress to repeal it...
  • ACORN Whistleblower Says Obama DOJ 'Has Gone Wild'

    04/29/2012 10:30:54 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.28.12 | Kevin Mooney
    Unless voter integrity efforts take root this year, the notion of free and fair elections could become a relic of American history, Catherine Engelbrecht warned listeners during the "True the Vote National Summit in Houston, Texas yesterday. Engelbrecht, who is the president and founder of the organization, cited specific instances throughout the country where the number of voters listed on registration rolls exceeded the actual number of eligible voters. She also said it was far too easy for non-citizens to obtain voter registration forms.<snip>Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who was elected with support from Soros and ACORN, oversaw the...
  • Obama Bullied Fat, Nerdy Black Girl?: The Video and Audio Evidence

    05/12/2012 6:31:59 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 12 replies
    YouTube, "The View" ^ | May 10, 2012 | badger14videos
    Was President Obama bullied as a child, as he claimed in a 2011 White House speech -- or was he the bully? This 6-minute clip arranges video of comments by President Obama in 2011 and 2012, and audio of his 1995 memoir, "Dreams from My Father" (read by him)...
  • Gingrich Campaigning For Romney

    05/12/2012 6:05:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 12, 2012
    Gingrich Campaigning For Romney May 12, 2012 Newt Gingrich says he will join the campaign trail for Mitt Romney next week with two events in Georgia, including the state’s GOP convention. Gingrich, the former House speaker who represented Georgia, last week suspended his 2012 GOP presidential campaign. Gingrich won only two primaries in his campaign – Georgia and South Carolina. A Gingrich campaign spokesman told CNN on Friday night about plans to help Romney, the likely GOP presidential nominee, starting at the GOP convention next weekend. He also reportedly will campaign for Romney in Las Vegas. Gingrich has said he...
  • Hope and Change - 2008 vs 2012

    05/12/2012 1:29:56 PM PDT · by evilrooster · 7 replies
    Let's reminiscence - A video compilation regarding why people voted for Obama in 2008.In summary, he was elected either because he's black or because people were drawn to the "Hope & Change" he promised.What's different now? Basically nothing. At the end of the day, the 2012 election will come down to he's black or "Hope & Change" again. Those who voted merely on the basis of skin color will continue to support Obama. The problem for Obama is this group makes up a very small portion of the electorate, much smaller that even he and his advisors believe. The African American vote as a whole...
  • Julia's Circle of Life (The Obama Campaign's Real Life of Julia in BHO's Dystopian Welfare State)

    05/12/2012 8:19:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
  • Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plank (That was fast)

    05/11/2012 9:57:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/10/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plankBy Alexander Bolton - 05/10/12 01:44 PM ET The Democrats’ top leader in Congress said Thursday that the party’s platform will soon include a plank calling for the legalization of gay marriage. “The president’s in favor of it — I’m sure it will be [included],” said Reid. Delegates to the Democratic National Convention will meet in Charlotte, N.C., to vote on the party's platform in early September. Voters in North Carolina this week approved a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. President Obama said on Wednesday that same-sex marriage should be legal. He...
  • Nearly 200,000 Fla. voters may not be citizens

    05/11/2012 7:41:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2012 | GARY FINEOUT
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida officials are now saying that nearly 200,000 registered voters may not be U.S. citizens. Earlier in the week, state election officials announced they had identified more than 2,600 people who are in Florida legally but ineligible to vote.
  • Gay marriage shift gives Obama fundraising boost

    05/11/2012 10:11:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/11/12 | BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS
    President Barack Obama has seen an uptick in fundraising since he announced his shift on gay marriage, with some Democratic rainmakers citing renewed interest from gay and lesbian donors who had been urging the president to clarify his stance on the divisive social issue. "The phone calls went on until one in the morning after the president spoke — people calling saying `Where do I go, what can I do to help, what events are coming up,'" said Robert Zimmerman, a Long Island, N.Y., Obama bundler. "People I've been seeking out for campaign support for months have been calling me...
  • Obama Promotes Gay Marriage To Nation's Children

    05/11/2012 9:07:33 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 8 replies
    The Voice magazine ^ | Jonas Clark
    President Obama sent a clear message to our nation’s children by validating homosexuality and same sex marriage. America’s president made it plain he supports “gay marriage.” This is a reflection on the continued slide into immorality within our nation’s leadership. President Obama needs prayer. His view is just plain wrong and reflects his deepest core values. What a person values is reflected in his or her character. Values define beliefs, kingdoms, cultures, people groups, and purpose. Personal values gather people and personal values divide people. To some Christ is a stumbling stone. To others he is the light of the...
  • Poll shows Americans' pessimism on economy growing

    05/10/2012 6:58:47 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    google ^ | 5/10/2012 | JENNIFER AGIESTA, Associated Press
    Americans are growing more pessimistic about the economy and handling it remains President Barack Obama's weak spot and biggest challenge in his bid for a second term, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And the gloomier outlook extends across party lines, including a steep decline in the share of Democrats who call the economy "good," down from 48 percent in February to just 31 percent now. Almost two-thirds of Americans — 65 percent — disapprove of Obama's handling of gas prices, up from 58 percent in February. Nearly half, 44 percent, "strongly disapprove." And just 30 percent said they...
  • New rules authorize government to destroy Obama's draft records

    05/10/2012 4:21:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2012 | Alan Jones
    Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. government intentions. ... Changing the wording of the privacy rules alters the status of federal records, like the requested draft registration records, from “record copies” to “nonrecord copies.” Nonrecord copies are subject to disposal.
  • BOTH OBAMAS SURRENDERED law licenses in '93 & '08

    05/09/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Mich1193 · 155 replies ^ | 05/09/2012 |
    This can be easily veriified at Stands for Illinois Attorney Registration And Disciplinary Committee. It's the official arm of lawyer discipline in Illinois; and they are very strict and mean as hell. 1. President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a "lawyer". He surrendered his license back in 2008 in order to escape charges he lied on his bar application. A "Voluntary Surrender" is not something where you decide "Gee, a license is not really something I need anymore, is it?" and forget to renew your license. No, a "Voluntary Surrender" is something...
  • Obama? Just the Forgettable 1980s Boyfriend of a Landlord’s Tenant (College beard story falls apart)

    05/08/2012 5:38:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/7/12 | JAMES BARRON
    As a recent college graduate holding down his first job in the 1980s, Barack Obama did not make much of an impression on someone who knew the ways of the world: His girlfriend’s landlord. “I can honestly say that I do not remember him,” said Ralph Allen, who owned the brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where Mr. Obama’s girlfriend at the time, Genevieve Cook, rented the top-floor apartment — an apartment Mr. Obama shared with her in late 1984. “Maybe we met while I was sitting out on the stoop one night. Who knows.”
  • Obama backs same-sex marriage, fires up both sides

    05/10/2012 8:09:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/10/12 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    President Obama's historic move Wednesday to support same-sex marriage could ripple all the way to the November election, helping unite his liberal base while threatening to ignite evangelical voters who have yet to commit to presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, political experts said. But while the public debate over same-sex marriage has sparked explosive political clashes in the past, observers on both sides said it is unlikely to be a game-changer this year, when the economy is the top issue for most voters. Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to support same-sex marriage Wednesday during an interview with ABC...
  • Tea Party

    05/09/2012 8:43:47 PM PDT · by Praxeologue · 8 replies
    May 9, 2012 | self
    I received the following reply on another site. The comments about the Tea Party freshmen voting record looks suspect, but I don't have the specific knowledge to rebut it. Can anyone assist me?Thank you! The Tea Party got co-opted about 47 seconds after their nascent birth. The original TP message was about opposing the bailouts of the banks, ending the twisted fascist relationship between governments and banking cartels, and refusing to engage in more foolish Keynesian debt-fueled stimulus to plant the "green shoots" of America's "recovery." After co-option, by the likes of Dick Armey et. al, this message was immediately...
  • Will the "October Surprise" be war with Iran?

    05/08/2012 11:10:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/8/2012 | Doug Book
    In early March, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported Barack Obama had offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government the latest in “bunker busting bombs” along with advanced refueling planes in exchange for the PM’s promise to delay any attack against Iranian nuclear facilities until 2013. It was a clear attempt by Obama to bribe the nation of Israel into refraining from war until AFTER the November election. (1) Naturally, Regime spokesmen denied a story so uncomfortable for Obama, especially in light of his already dwindling support among even the most dependably liberal of voting groups—American Jews. And the New York...
  • Lugar defeat underscores vanishing U.S. political middle

    05/09/2012 4:24:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Thomas Ferraro and David Lawder
    The landslide defeat of U.S. Senator Richard Lugar in Indiana sent an ominous message to Washington: unprecedented partisan gridlock in Congress likely will worsen next year and make difficult efforts to cut the record U.S. debt even tougher. Tuesday's vote also delivered a punch to the gut of the Senate's "old guard," which for years has sought to restore the chamber's reputation as "the world's most deliberative body." Widely hailed as an elder statesman, Lugar lost the Republican primary in his home state to a Tea Party-backed challenger, largely because he was seen as not conservative enough and too willing...
  • Obama and gay marriage: What he's risking in an election year

    05/09/2012 4:12:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Paul West
    President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage is an election-year boost to his liberal base that comes with some risks. The move is likely to hurt him in the South. One in three Southern swing voters are strongly opposed to gay marriage, a recent Pew Research Center poll found. Just this week, North Carolina, which Obama carried narrowly in 2008, approved one of the toughest bans on same-sex unions in the country. If the switch on same-sex marriage ends up costing him states in the fall, North Carolina will be the first place to look. More central to his reelection will...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Does Lugar's defeat mean the Tea Party is back?)

    05/09/2012 3:37:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies ^ | 5-9-12 | Fox news
    With Sen. Richard Lugar’s defeat in Indiana, is the Tea Party back? Yes, but it’s going to hurt the GOP in November Yes, and not a moment too soon. Republicans were starting to get soft No. The Indiana victory was a fluke for the Tea Party, and a one-time thing this year The Tea Party never left
  • Who are the tea party candidates state by state in both the Federal House and Senate races?

    05/09/2012 3:30:19 PM PDT · by superfries · 48 replies
    5/9/2012 | self
    I thought someone did this back for the 2010 election but I have not seen anything related to the 2012 election cycle. I would be willing to help get this going. As I see it, if we are not capturing this info and then vetting these folks ourselves then we have no one to blame but ourselves. For example Pam Bondi and Connie Mack out of FLA had tea party support and even SP endorsed them in their races but they are far from the pure tea party conservatives we want to see elected right? If you are interested or...

    05/09/2012 2:12:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Ann ^ | May 9, 2012 | by Ann Coulter
    Elizabeth Warren, who also goes by her Indian name, "Lies on Race Box," is in big heap-um trouble. The earnest, reform-minded liberal running for Senate against Scott Brown, R-Mass., lied about being part-Cherokee to get a job at Harvard. Harvard took full advantage of Warren's lie, bragging to The Harvard Crimson about her minority status during one of the near-constant student protests over insufficient "diversity" in the faculty. Warren also listed herself as an Indian in law school faculty directories and, just last month, said, "I am very proud of my Native American heritage." Except, oops, she has no more...
  • Obama supports gay marriage: Shep Smith warns GOP not to be ‘on the wrong side of history’

    05/09/2012 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    The Cutline ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Dylan Stableford
    Moments after ABC revealed that President Obama said during a taped interview with "Good Morning America" that he supports gay marriage, Fox News' Shepard Smith applauded the president, and warned conservatives not to use the evolution of Obama's view on same sex unions as part of its presidential campaign. "The President of the United States, now in the 21st century," Smith said. "What I'm most curious about, in this time of rising debts and medical issues and all the rest, if Republicans would go out on a limb and try to make this a campaign issue while sitting very firmly,...
  • Refiners are being squeezed

    05/09/2012 10:27:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Charles T. Drevna
    America’s petroleum refiners manufacture safe, proven and reliable high-quality fuels and other products in an environmentally responsible manner to keep America moving, our economy growing, our citizens employed and our nation secure. But refiners are being squeezed by costly government overregulation, foreign competition, high oil prices and reduced fuel demand. A recent report by the Department of Energy found the compounded burden of federal regulations was a significant factor in the closing of 66 oil refineries in the United States in the past 20 years, wiping out thousands of jobs. Two money-losing refineries in the Philadelphia area are threatened with...
  • Exclusive: Florida Investigating Potential Non-Citizen Voters

    05/09/2012 3:48:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 5/8/12
    In a new crackdown, Florida officials are investigating the citizenship of thousands of registered voters. CBS4 News has learned 2,000 of those potential non-citizen voters are registered in Miami-Dade County. At least one person on the list has had the opportunity to vote for the past 40 years. “These are the people that we have to notify by mail that we have a reason to believe that they’re a non-citizen,” said Christina White, Deputy Supervisor of Elections.