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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...