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  • White House launches Ethics.gov portal

    03/08/2012 9:56:17 AM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 3/8/12 | BYRON TAU
    The White House is launching the web portal ethics.gov, a transparency website designed to fulfill a campaign promise of open and accountable government. The portal puts various public records databases in a centralized location, including White House Visitor Records, lobbyist disclosure records, and campaign finance reports. Most of these databases were previously available online, but users can now search across all available datasets simultaneously. "President Obama promised he would 'create a centralized Internet database of lobbying reports, ethics records, and campaign finance filings in a searchable, sortable, and downloadable format,'" the White House said in a statement. "Today, with the...
  • (FReep this poll) Andrew Breitbart ‘bombshell’ video from Barack Obama’s college days released

    03/08/2012 9:30:18 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 80 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 8, 2012
    The 1991 video shows a younger Obama, then president of the Harvard Law Review, speaking at a peaceful, racial equality rally led by professor Derrick Bell. The event was in support of Bell, who was angry over Harvard's failure to offer tenure to black professors. Obama is seen embracing Bell, described by Pollak as the "Jeremiah Wright of academia." What do you think of the video? It will hurt Obama and propels the notion that he's a radical. 22% What a joke. Nothing note-worthy happens in the video. 72% I don't know. 5%
  • Scott Brown’s Mitt Romney problem

    03/08/2012 9:23:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2012 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    When Republican Scott Brown stunned the political world in 2010 by winning the U.S. Senate seat held for 46 years by Edward M. Kennedy, it was former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney who introduced Brown at the joyous victory party in Boston. A few weeks later, still basking in the rock-star glow of that unexpected win, Brown returned the favor. He introduced Romney at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference as “one of the Republican Party’s bright lights” and “my very, very dear friend.” But now, as the two men anticipate tough general-election battles in the fall, their paths are beginning...
  • Tennessee shows relevance, keeps GOP nomination muddied

    03/08/2012 9:22:07 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/8/12 | Michael Collins
    WASHINGTON — If not for Tennessee, the slugfest for the GOP presidential nomination might already be over. Rick Santorum's solid victory over Mitt Romney in Tennessee in the Super Tuesday presidential primary enables the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania to stay in the race and all but guarantees that the bloody battle for the GOP nomination will drag on for weeks. "That's the most important take-away here: The race will continue, and Tennessee had something to do with that — for better or worse," said Anthony Nownes, a political scientist at the University of Tennessee. Romney walked away with the...
  • How Critical Race Theory Molded Obama

    03/08/2012 9:19:01 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    PJ Media (Archives) ^ | 10-29-2008 | Mary Grabar
    How Critical Race Theory Molded Obama Mary Grabar October 29, 2008 That intellectual thugs now rule the hallways of academe and threaten our civil liberties was perhaps nowhere more dramatically illustrated than in the Duke lacrosse rape case two years ago. The humanities professors who persecuted Duke lacrosse players had acquired their jobs through force — through protests and demands that began in the 1960s. By the 1980s, Duke University had succeeded in filling its ranks with professors of dubious credentials, but who fit the new gender, race, and left-wing ideological categories. These professors began their work in indoctrinating their...
  • Former Tennessee House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh won't seek re-election

    03/08/2012 9:18:33 AM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/8/12 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE – State Rep. Jimmy Naifeh of Covington – the son of Lebanese emigrants who served as House speaker longer than anyone in Tennessee history – announced on the House floor today that he won’t run for re-election this year after 38 years in the General Assembly. Naifeh, 72, a Democrat, was first elected to the House in 1974 and re-elected 18 times. The House elected him its speaker, the chamber’s presiding officer, for nine two-year terms from 1991 until 2009 when Republicans won a House majority. He’s remained an outspoken House member since then. Addressing his colleagues on the...
  • Santorum and Freedom

    03/08/2012 8:18:12 AM PST · by Eva · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 8, 2012 | Daniel Henninger
    I went to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Monday to find out. Out of 1,189,530 votes cast the next day in bellwether Ohio, Mr. Santorum lost to Mitt Romney by only 10,288, at last count. He's doing something right, and what one learned in Cuyahoga Falls, an Akron suburb, is that it doesn't have much to do with the famous Santorum controversies over social issues. It's about ObamaCare. And it's about the idea of freedom. ....Rick Santorum should stay in the race, repeating from now till summer the perverse link between the ObamaCare mandate and the American idea of freedom. It looks...
  • Romney up 10 in Alabama?

    The poll, conducted by the polling are of the Alabama Education Association, showed Romney with 31.2 percent, Santorum with 21.6 percent and Gingrich with 21.2 percent. Congressman Ron Paul came in at just over 6 percent of the vote. Almost 20 percent of the people surveyed said they were undecided. Alabamians vote March 13.
  • Members of Congress: This job sucks

    03/08/2012 8:28:13 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Members of Congress: This job sucks By: Jonathan Allen March 7, 2012 11:38 PM EST For members of Congress, the thrill is gone. They don’t make national policy anymore. They can’t earmark money for communities back home. The public hates them. And perks little and big, from private jet travel to a little free nosh now and then, have been locked down by ethics rules. As they head for the exits this year, many leaving Congress say the prestigious job of being a congressman sucks now, and that’s why lawmakers young and old are trading in their member pins for...
  • Harry Reid Signals He May Gut Insider Trading Bill

    03/08/2012 8:24:36 AM PST · by redstateone · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 8, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    The bill spearheaded by Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer banning members of Congress from using nonpublic information to profit their personal investments may hit a wall in the form of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). On Monday, Mr. Reid indicated that he may simply accept the watered down version of the STOCK (Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge) Act passed by the House instead of sending the bill to a conference committee to hammer out the significant differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. “There is a decent chance that we will just take the House bill. That would be...
  • America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

    03/08/2012 8:13:26 AM PST · by Tatze · 24 replies
    Wallbuilders ^ | 2/29/2012 | David Barton
    America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling...
  • Morning Bell: The Calls for Liberty Have Not Been Silenced

    03/08/2012 8:00:34 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 3/8/2012 | Mike Brownfield
    Call it what you want — a circus, a sideshow, or just plain old political rhetoric — but for the past week America has watched the media elite and some in Washington bend over backward to turn attention away from an issue that is fundamental to the future of this country: Obamacare’s attack on individual liberty. While those who favor its mandates may think they have changed the debate and quelled opposition, they are sorely mistaken. It all stems from a decision by the Obama Administration to mandate that religious employers, including schools, hospitals, and charities, provide health care coverage...
  • New poll shows Rick Santorum leading in Alabama GOP primary

    03/08/2012 7:54:01 AM PST · by pgkdan · 340 replies · 1+ views
    al.com ^ | 03/07/12 | George Talbot
    A new poll released on the eve of Rick Santorum’s first campaign visit to Alabama shows the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania leading in the state Republican Party presidential primary. The statewide poll conducted by Alabama State University’s Center for Leadership and Public Policy showed 22.7 percent of likely Republican voters supported Santorum, who is scheduled to make campaign appearances Thursday in Huntsville and Mobile. Former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney trailed Santorum with 18.7 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House from neighboring Georgia, with 13.8 percent. The telephone poll of 470 likely GOP voters showed...
  • Election, economy spark explosive growth of militias

    03/08/2012 7:49:01 AM PST · by do the dhue · 47 replies
    msnbc ^ | 3/8/12 | By Stephanie Schendel, Murrow News Service
    The election of President Barack Obama in 2008 triggered an explosion in the number of militias and so-called patriot groups in the United States, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported in its annual tally of such anti-government organizations. There were 149 militias and patriot groups when Obama took office, compared to more than 1,200 today — an increase of 755 percent, the nonprofit civil rights organization reported. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The increase has just been astounding," said Mark Potok, editor-in-chief of the SPLC report. "The reality is that many of these groups are becoming more and more fearful that Barack Obama will...
  • Secret Service agent: Clinton’s staff rude, Hillary aloof

    03/08/2012 7:47:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 7, 2012
    In a breach of tradition, a former U.S. Secret Service agent has self-published a book that savages the Clinton White House staff as arrogant and rude, suggests former first lady Hillary Clinton was aloof and charges that Bill Clinton endangered himself and agents for a “totally pointless photo op” on the South Korea-North Korea border. In several anecdotes, former agent Dan Emmett revealed that Clinton’s young staff had “fundamental traits of rudeness and arrogance” that teetered on the verge of being dangerous at times. “Most of these youngsters were from wealthy families, and many viewed Secret Services agents as the...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, March 8, 2012

    03/08/2012 7:42:18 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 112 replies
    Quick post Hubby's grandmother is not doing well so off to see her. Please send prayers. She's a real gem!
  • No, Rick Santorum doesn't have a woman problem (contrary to the claims of the New York Times)

    03/08/2012 7:10:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/08/2012 | Tim Carney
    The New York Times' editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal blogs on "Rick Santorum's Woman Problem," asserting flatly "He doesn’t have much respect for modern women, and modern women don’t have much respect for him—a feeling they’re expressing by voting for his rival."Plenty others have picked up this little factless theme: A Boston Herald columnist writes "Rick Santorum has woman problems."A Telegraph write claims "Rick Santorum has a women problem."Josh Kraushaar at the Atlantic writes of "Rick Santorum's Serious Woman Problem"The Christian Science Monitor asks "Is Rick Santorum facing a brewing 'women problem'?"U.S. News and World Report's Rebekah Metzler writes...
  • Yahoo! Begins Online Propaganda Series "Remake America"

    03/08/2012 6:50:13 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 5 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | March 8, 2012 | Yahoo!
    Heavily promoted on their front page, a new six-part video series "Remake America". Looks like a freebie series of Obama campaign ads to me. A steady stream of what Reagan used to call "the poor suckers from South Succotash someplace". Boy is there a need for a Conservative search engine!
  • Please, Romney is nothing like Reagan!

    03/08/2012 6:24:52 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 43 replies
    Craig Shirley ^ | 03/08/2012 | Craig Shirley
    Wall Street Journal editor William McGurn, a former Bush White House speechwriter, argued in an article Tuesday that Mitt Romney is no worse off now than Ronald Reagan was at this stage of his historic 1980 campaign. He compared these two races and also tried to show that President Barack Obama is the heir to Jimmy Carter. The Romney camp would probably welcome these comparisons — but it’s more a theory in search of facts. There are indeed some similarities, but the differences are far more striking. Both Reagan and Romney did begin as frontrunners, both stumbled. Romney’s outcome is...
  • Gasoline: 70% off

    03/08/2012 5:52:13 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 7, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Six years ago, the New York Times profiled Charif Souki, the chairman of the Cheniere Energy company, which was building a nationwide network of natural gas import terminals. North American production of natural gas was declining, and Souki hoped to cash in on increased natural gas imports. Now, just a few years later, the price of natural gas has collapsed, largely due to an enormous increase in American supplies made possible by new discoveries and technologies. In January the Times ran another story on Mr. Souki. It was headlined, "U.S. Company, in Reversal, Wants to Export Natural Gas." His Cheniere...
  • Death threats leveled against Rush Limbaugh

    03/08/2012 5:46:18 AM PST · by NYer · 46 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 7, 2012 | John Hayward
    Dan Riehl at Breitbart.com hears the warm purr of liberal tolerance rumbling from the Left, which is growing somewhat vexed that radio host Rush Limbaugh hasn’t ceased to exist yet:The death threats to Rush are captured in several screen grabs of his Facebook page. "Execute Rush, now!" states one; "Don't just drop sponsorship someone kill this pig now please!!!!," reads another. These and others are documented below, with images and names obscured, so as to not be guilty of fueling the same targeted hatred the White House and Democrats have now gone to great lengths to stoke.[…] "I think karma...
  • The Rise of Newspeak

    03/08/2012 5:39:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 8, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    What we think the talking heads are talking about when they condemn racism, misogyny or some other form of bigotry is entirely detached from what they are actually talking about. If you are reading this, the odds are that you define racism as an expression of racial bigotry. That is the formal definition, but it is as meaningful to the actual use of the terminology as reaching for a Latin dictionary or trying to make sense of the vocabulary of the Picts. That definition has long been as outdated as the steam engine. To the progressive left, and by that...
  • Audio: Obama Tells SF Chronicle He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry (11/2/2008. Blast to the past)

    03/08/2012 5:03:04 AM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 11/2/2008 | By P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine if John McCain had whispered somewhere that he was willing to bankrupt a major industry? Would this declaration not immediately be front page news? Well, Barack Obama actually flat out told the San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) that he was willing to see the coal industry go bankrupt in a January 17, 2008 interview. The result? Nothing. This audio interview has been hidden from the public...until now. Here is the transcript of Obama's statement about bankrupting the coal industry (emphasis mine): Let me sort of describe my overall policy. What I've said is that we would put a cap...
  • Those Who Know Us Best

    03/08/2012 3:54:28 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    I've come to realize that it's often not very telling if those who don't know someone well love them the most. After all, what they often see is the thin veneer of outward appearances. Dress, manners, gestures -- they see the person portrayed to the outside world. It's not that it's not important how one dresses, what one says or how one conducts oneself. Instead, it means that it's more important who people are through and through -- are they authentic, are they real, are they loved by those who know them best? What matters are the opinions of those...
  • Advice for Mitt Romney: Form Is Substance

    03/08/2012 3:26:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 8, 2012 | Frank Schell
    [SNIP of his laudatory praise of Mitt's "conservatism" and "potential"] ....First, Romney needs to slow down and speak more deliberately. He is much too wound up, seemingly with a sentence, phrase, or answer for all ideas and issues. He needs to look like he is thinking about what he is saying. Silence and pauses can be effective and dramatic when used properly. Even if it is the case, there is no need to strive to look like the smartest guy in the room. After all, that is what cabinet officials and White House czars are for. [snip of Ronald Reaganisms...
  • Gingrich gets lion's share of Georgia delegates (53)

    03/08/2012 2:59:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 8, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon and Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Newt Gingrich stands to gain more than 50 delegates in the Republican presidential race, thanks to his overwhelming victory in Tuesday’s Georgia primary. .....If the totals hold, Rick Santorum would fall about 3,500 ballots shy of reaching 20 percent of the statewide vote. Failing to meet that threshold means Santorum was shut out of a share of 34 delegates awarded based on the statewide vote. Only Gingrich and Romney met that minimum percentage. Based on his vote total alone, Gingrich stands to win 16 statewide delegates; Romney 8. Under the state GOP rules, the remaining 10 statewide delegates are awarded...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - March 8, 2012

    03/08/2012 2:42:32 AM PST · by sneakers · 19 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show at: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.640whlo.com/main.html (Akron, OH) (airs later from 9-12) http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Romney not getting his due

    03/08/2012 2:23:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette ^ | March 8, 2012 | John J. Monahan TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
    Romney backers in Massachusetts were feeling some frustration yesterday over the long primary slog their candidate still faces after Super Tuesday. Some said his campaign is not getting enough credit for primary wins so far. “They continue to say he has to do this or that. He does it and they say he still hasn’t closed the deal,” said state Rep. George N. Peterson Jr., R-Grafton. “It seems as though he clears one hurdle and they put up a new one. He clears that and they say he didn’t clear it by enough.” The Romney campaign won six of 10...
  • ‘The Rich People’s President’

    03/08/2012 1:38:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 8, 2012 | CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
    Will France’s Nicolas Sarkozy be the next European leader to fall? If you understood how French president Nicolas Sarkozy found himself holed up in a barroom in Bayonne last Thursday afternoon, it would take you a long way towards figuring out what is going to happen in France’s two-round presidential election, coming up in April and May. Sarkozy, who heads France’s conservative UMP party, was making a surprise visit to the Basque country, along the border with Spain. The Socialists, who have not held the presidency since 1995, got wind of his visit. Together with local Basque separatists, they succeeded...
  • Wanted: Deus Ex Machina [There are none so blind...]

    03/08/2012 1:12:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 7, 2012 | Michael Walsh
    Rich [Lowry], you have nailed it re the necessity of defeating Barack Obama this fall. But how to do it? Despite Romney’s wins yesterday, there’s still a so-what air about his candidacy; he’s like one of those seat-warmers at the Oscars who slips into the vacancies so as to give the continuing illusion of a packed house. He’s a passionless candidate with a passionless following at a time that positively demands passion in order to counter the great Axelrod Media Machine, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic party and its functioning propaganda arm. Take the latest Romney “tax” plan....
  • Your doctor could be Obama (She was right)

    03/07/2012 11:29:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Dickinson Press ^ | March 8, 2012 | Nat Hentoff
    Ever since Sarah Palin’s end-of-life counseling “death panel” remarks exploded into national consciousness in 2009, I have researched the real power ObamaCare will have to overrule your doctor’s decisions about what’s best for your health care. Forget death panels. Starting in July 2014, if Barack Obama is still president, a 15-member board that he selects with Senate confirmation — the Independent Payment Advisory Board — will be in charge of deciding when to reduce government spending per capita (for each person) on health care. Opponents such as Congressman Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., who is also a doctor and the co-chairman of...
  • Gingrich campaigns in Pell City (Alabama)

    03/07/2012 11:08:31 PM PST · by Red Steel · 2 replies
    The Daily Home ^ | March 08, 2012 | ELSIE HODNETT
    PELL CITY — Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday to hear presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speak. The former Speaker of the House focused on high gasoline prices and the country’s need for energy independence as he addressed more than 400 attendees at the Pell City Civic Center. “This is the first presidential candidate we’ve had come to St. Clair County,” said Freddie Turrentine, chairman of the St. Clair County Republican Party. “It is a great honor for him to put us in the mix with Huntsville, Montgomery and Birmingham.” Turrentine said due to such a large response, the event was...
  • 50s Commercial with Ronald Reagan

    03/07/2012 10:57:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    This is a commercial from the 1950's with Ronald Reagan. In this commercial he explains the evils of socialized medicine. How it can lead to total socialism, even back in the 50's people were worried about what the government was trying to do with universal health care.
  • The Fourth Best President™ in American History ~ Barack Obama ~ Compare and Contrast

    03/07/2012 10:36:05 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/7/12 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    From the creator of "I'm the Fourth Best President™ in American History ~ Barack Obama"
  • Gingrich to Santorum: 'We're staying in the race' (1:57) (Video)

    03/07/2012 10:26:23 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 7, 2012
    Mar. 7, 2012 - Calls for Newt Gingrich to drop out of the Republican presidential race grew louder when he only scored one Super Tuesday win his home state of Georgia. At a rally in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, Gingrich said "we're staying in the race." (/CBS News)
  • Mitt’s Nomination Manipulation

    03/07/2012 10:16:58 PM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | March 5th, 2012 | Craig Robinson
    Only twelve states have held primaries or caucuses, and shockingly, many of them have either been scandal ridden, had their dates manipulated in violation of proposed nomination calendar, or broke the delegate distribution rules set by the Republican National Committee. State GOP chairs in Iowa and Nevada have resigned in disgrace, and others have come under heavy scrutiny following the completion of their caucus or primary. The Iowa Caucuses became the butt of too many jokes when Iowa GOP Chairman refused to declare Rick Santorum the winner of the caucuses following the state GOP’s certification process, which clearly showed Santorum...
  • Biden drug talk with Lobo (Pres. Honduras)

    03/07/2012 10:08:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    La Prensa (Honduras) ^ | March 2, 2012 | Redaccion
    Vice President (Biden) began a tour of Mexico and Honduras. Tegucigalpa, Honduras U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, takes a trip on Sunday in Mexico and Honduras to protect the region's leaders that his country is willing to do more against organized crime and drug trafficking, which have no mercy against the region. But the trip comes at a time of fiscal constraints in the U.S. and a growing frustration among the Central American leaders for the violence. Biden, who on Tuesday in Honduras will meet with Central American Presidents also seek to prepare the Summit of the Americas in mid-April...
  • In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race [Romney Advisers:"Act of God" To Deny Him]

    03/07/2012 10:00:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 08, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty and Alex Moe
    In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race By NBC's Andrew Rafferty JACKSON, Miss. -- Rick Santorum called on Mississippi voters to deliver the knockout blow that would end Newt Gingrich's candidacy and make it a two-man race between Mitt Romney and the former Pennsylvania senator for the Republican nomination. "You have an opportunity here in Mississippi to narrow this race, narrow this race to a conservative versus the insider moderate. I ask you here tonight to stand with me," Santorum told a crowd of 300 at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Wednesday. "If we win Mississippi, this...
  • Gingrich Ruthlessly Mocks Obama's 'Algae' Energy Policy (Video)

    03/07/2012 9:46:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | March 06, 2012
    20:56:20 Now I want you to imagine the debate this fall . The president was right the other day. He's so nervous about gasoline prices and energy that he's done two major speeches. I thought today, one of the most shallow and self-serving comments by a president that I've heard in a long time. He was candid in his press conference. He said, you know I’m really worried about higher gas prices because it will make it harder for me to get re-elected. I did not make this up. It's nice to know that the president once again has managed...
  • More Obama Tapes: Michelle Obama a Race Agitating Occupier?

    03/07/2012 8:47:08 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-7-2012 | J.Christian Adams
    More Obama Tapes: Michelle Obama a Race Agitating Occupier? J.Christian Adams March 7, 2012 A treasure trove of information is coming out regarding Barack Obama’s time in college. Over at the Breitbart sites, we are learning how Obama inserted himself into a fight to implement hiring on the basis of race at Harvard Law School. The Obama tapes also seem to show the other Obama – Michelle – occupying the Harvard Law School dean’s office. The occupiers were agitating for the race-based hiring of Harvard law professors.The racialist fight at Harvard Law from 1988 to 1991 swirls around Professor Derrick...
  • If You Worship the Savior, You Don't Worship Our Government

    03/07/2012 8:45:11 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 3 replies
    NA | 3/7/12 | originalbuckeye
    If you have faith and worship our Savior you don't worship Obama's Socialist Government.
  • After outcry from right, Mitt Romney reverses stance on minimum wage

    03/07/2012 8:20:09 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 7, 2012 | Zachary Roth
    It didn't get much notice amid the buildup to Super Tuesday. But after conservative outcry over his support for raising the minimum wage, Mitt Romney quietly reversed his position this week.

    03/07/2012 7:50:03 PM PST · by georgiagirl_pam · 67 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 7, 2012 | Vanity
    R- 404 S- 161 G- 105 P- 61 OMG, this is a nightmare. PLEASE GOD, TELL ME HOW I AM WRONG! Go to the RCP delegate count page. I am using their numbers, they may be off a little but not much. Print it off. Add up the number of total delegates left (bound and unbound, winner take all and proportional.) You will get 1475. It takes 1144 to win. So right now: Romney needs 740 Santorum needs 983 Gingrich needs 1039 Paul needs 1414 That means: Romney needs to win 50% of the delegates left to clinch. Santorum needs...
  • Mitt Romney Wins Alaska Caucuses [Romney 32%; Santorum 29%; Ron Paul 24%; Gingrich 14%]

    Mitt Romney Wins Alaska Caucuses March. 7, 2012 JUNEAU, Alaska, March 7 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney claimed victory in the Alaska caucuses, picking up the majority of states in Super Tuesday contests. Alaska's 27 delegates will be awarded proportionately later in March. With 4,285 votes, Romney claimed 32 percent of the statewide vote, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania claimed 29 percent, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas captured 24 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich got 14 percent.
  • Young Gingrich Supporter Explains Her Political Conversion

    03/07/2012 6:51:29 PM PST · by red flanker · 10 replies
    MTV ^ | March 7, 2012 | Becca Frucht
    'I don't think that Barack Obama is really looking out for my interests as he said he would,' 26-year-old law student tells MTV News. ATLANTA — When we showed up at the pseudo-ritzy Renaissance Hotel in suburban Atlanta last night for Newt Gingrich's victory party — looking like a hot mess after 12 hours of Super Tuesday shenanigans at Georgia Tech and Georgia State — we were planning to chat with diehard young Republicans who'd been reppin' their party since they were in Reagan-themed diapers. And sure, there were plenty of GOP geeks in full Newt regalia spittin' campaign lines...
  • Update: In wake of Super Tuesday, ad wars intensify (The Continuation of Vetting Santorum)

    03/07/2012 6:50:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    cnn ^ | March 7, 2012; 2 hours ago | CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn
    Atlanta (CNN) - With the recognition that Super Tuesday did not deliver a knock-out punch for Mitt Romney and that the Republican primary contest is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, the super PAC supporting Romney's bid has bought almost $1.4 million worth of ads in states that don't vote until the end of March. The group told CNN it has purchased $937,000 worth of air time in Illinois, which votes on March 20 and $451,000 for commercials in Louisiana, which holds its primary on March 24. With much of the political world's attention now focused on Alabama and...
  • Romney campaign dragged down by big boatload of delegates

    03/07/2012 4:04:38 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 44 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 03/07/2012 | Ann Coulter
    Mitt Romney won more than twice as many delegates on Super Tuesday as Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum. The Non-Fox Media's take-away is that Romney suffered a major setback Tuesday night. No matter what happens, Barack Obama's boosters in the NFM portray it as a debilitating blow to Romney. On Nov. 7, The New York Times' headline will be: "Romney ekes out narrow electoral victory, leaving race uncertain." To explain the widening gulf in delegates won by Romney compared to the others -- he now has more delegates than all other candidates combined -- the media claim that a vote...
  • Gingrich Adviser: Romney Should Quit Race, Leave It To Conservatives

    03/07/2012 3:39:01 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 31 replies
    www.newsmax.com ^ | 03/07/2012 | Dan Weil
    Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign has an interesting response to a call from the super PAC supporting Rick Santorum for the former House speaker to exit the race. It’s front-runner Mitt Romney who should say sayonara, says Gingrich policy adviser Vince Haley, Politico reports. The pro-Santorum Red, White and Blue Fund put out a statement Wednesday urging Gingrich to stand aside, so that the former Pennsylvania senator can stand as the former Massachusetts governor’s sole conservative challenger. Haley, appearing on Geraldo Rivera’s radio program, would have none of it. But his first response was to take on Romney rather than Santorum....
  • Republican Split Decision [48% Ohio Republicans "Dissatisfied" if Gingrich Were The GOP Nominee]

    03/07/2012 6:11:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | March 08, 2012
    March 8 Republican Split Decision Romney had a good night but Santorum has cause to fight on. If Republican poohbahs were hoping that Super Tuesday's 10 contests would settle the Republican primary contest, they woke up Wednesday disappointed. While Mitt Romney had a good night and stretched his lead among delegates, Rick Santorum did well enough to more than justify staying in the race. The good news for Mr. Romney is that he won easily where he had to—in New England and Virginia—and went on to win narrowly the crucial showdown in Ohio. The pundits made much of the large...
  • Santorum: Stand Up To The Establishment

    03/07/2012 5:57:06 PM PST · by writer33 · 6 replies
    KMBC9/Lenexa, KS ^ | 03/07/12 | Staff
    LENEXA, Kan. -- The day after rival Republican rival Mitt Romney won six of ten states in Super Tuesday primaries, presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke to supporters in Lenexa. Santorum is making a push in Kansas ahead of the state's Republican caucuses on Saturday. He spoke to a crowd at Harvest Graphics near West 100th and Darnell streets. He said he expects to win the weekend caucuses because Kansas voters are part of the conservative "heart of America." He said that President Barack Obama is leading the nation toward an authoritarian government and wants to redistribute the nation's wealth through...