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  • Obama has held more re-election fundraisers than previous five Presidents combined....

    04/29/2012 8:50:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Obama has held more re-election fundraisers than previous five Presidents combined as he visits key swing states on 'permanent campaign' By Toby Harnden PUBLISHED: 07:41 EST, 29 April 2012 | UPDATED: 10:06 EST, 29 April 2012 Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than all five Presidents since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book. Obama is also the only president in the past 35 years to visit every electoral battleground state in his first year of office. The figures, contained a in a new book called The Rise of the President’s...
  • Mitt Romney: Supports Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants (Sep 6, 2011)

    04/29/2012 8:48:54 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies ^ | Sep 6, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    MITT ROMNEY: "But my view is that those 12 million who have come here illegally should be given the opportunity to sign up to stay here..." So much for another lie by Romney that he is the toughest on Illegals
  • State's immigration tide shifts back to Mexico

    04/29/2012 8:34:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | April 29, 2012 | by: ALLIE SHAH and PAM LOUWAGIE
    Sales of suitcases and duffel bags are brisk at Las Petacas Luggage on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis. Owner Santos Jimenez Hernandes says he sells lots of luggage to people on their way back to Mexico. "The majority of the people are telling me that they've had problems with immigration," he said. Signs of the change are evident in Minnesota, where the number of Mexican-born immigrants has "leveled off some" over the past five years and is now around 60,000, according to estimates from State Demographer Susan Brower. Brower said her sense is that the number of jobs has declined....
  • Hundreds Of Protestors Take New York By Storm In Fight Against ‘War On Women’

    04/29/2012 8:32:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Hundreds Of Protestors Take New York By Storm In Fight Against ‘War On Women’ April 29, 2012 11:04 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - Hundreds of protesters marched on Saturday in New York City against what they say are setbacks to equal rights and reproductive rights for women. Saturday’s march against the “war on women” was one of dozens around the country. Protesters marched from Washington Square down Broadway to Foley Square. They chanted “Not the church, not the state, women must control their fate.” Brenda Reiss says she was taking part in the protest because of efforts in several states...
  • Obama: 'I was born in Hawaii,' wink, wink (taunts Trump, complements press on digging up truth)

    04/29/2012 8:14:03 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 209 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 29, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    Barack Obama opened last night’s White House Correspondents Dinner – an annual chuckle-fest with D.C. reporters and pop culture celebrities – with a pair of jokes and a wink about his supposed Hawaii birthplace. He began with more veiled joke alluding to April 28 of last year, when the White House released to the press a copy of his purported long-form birth certificate, a move prompted in part by calls from Donald Trump to see evidence of Obama’s eligibility to be president. “My fellow Americans, we gather during a historic anniversary,” Obama said. “Last year at this time, in fact...
  • Obama's Senior Swindle

    04/29/2012 7:55:20 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 7, 2012 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    The most politically brazen feature of Obamacare has always been its looting of Medicare. About half of Obamacare's costs are to be covered with money taken from an already nearly bankrupt program for seniors. Anticipating a senior revolt, the administration took action. It ran millions of dollars' worth of taxpayer-funded TV ads .... But the administration didn't stop there. Instead, it launched an $8.35 billion "demonstration project" to postpone the vast majority of Obamacare's Medicare Advantage cuts until after what Obama likes to call his "last election." In truth, this isn't really a demonstration project at all. It's something closer...
  • TN GOP targets 'frivolous' lawsuits - Tennessee GOP warns filers they could face high fees

    04/29/2012 7:52:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Nashville Tennessean | 4/29/12 | Duane W. Gang
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  • Democrats tax the rich -- and help some get richer

    04/29/2012 7:35:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/29/12 | Dan Walters
    One hears a lot of noise these days in and out of the Capitol about "the 1 percent" – those at the top of the income pecking order – and the moral imperative to levy higher taxes on them to support public services. The narrative from left-wing activists and their political allies is that those at the top have rapaciously gathered more wealth while the poor get poorer and those in the middle class struggle to keep afloat. We'll hear a lot more in the coming months because Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats in the Legislature are beating...
  • Are We Still Serious About Our Republic

    04/29/2012 6:40:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | April 29, 2012 | Austin Hill
    "...Are you serious?"Those are three simple words that form one simple question. And the question has led us to this moment in time. Recall in October of 2009, when then-Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was asked about the formulation of the Obamacare bill, and she asked that very question of a reporter. “Madam Speaker,” a reporter from said to her, “where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” Ms. Pelosi seemed surprised. Her indignant “are you serious?” response was followed with a slight bit of nervous laughter,...
  • Court balance in play this election

    04/29/2012 6:40:28 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 82 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 27, 2012 | Brian Calle
    The stakes in this year's election are higher than normal because the next president may have the unusual opportunity to impact the ideological direction of the Supreme Court, untypical of any one presidential term. During the next presidential term, starting in January 2013, of the nine Supreme Court justices, "three of the justices will be in their 80s," notes Clint Bolick, author of the new book, "Two-Fer: Electing a President and a Supreme Court." "[W]hoever is elected in November may have the rare chance to reinforce or alter the courts balance," he said. And with Supreme Court rulings like Citizens...
  • Open Carrying of Firearms(MO)

    04/29/2012 6:20:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | NA
    The Washington City Council is considering a ban on open carry of firearms. Police Chief Ken Hahn has asked the council to pass an ordinance that would prohibit people from openly carrying a firearm in the city. There is no need for anyone other than a law enforcement officer, or the military, to openly carry a firearm in the city. We do have in Missouri a law that permits the carrying of a concealed weapon as long as a permit is obtained. To obtain a permit, the process includes a degree of training in the use of the firearm. The...
  • Young Voters: Obama’s a Cool President, and You’re a Broke Clod Living with Mommy

    04/29/2012 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | April 29, 2012 | Doug Giles
    Obama appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show this past week and did a slow jam with Fallon and his house band—a brilliant move by the Entertainer-in-Chief. I thought it was both funny and smart. From a comedy perspective, it was well-written and well-performed by Obama, Fallon and The Roots. In terms of cleverness, it was shrewd in that the young people who watch Jimmy’s show probably don’t—or won’t—follow the manifold ways BHO has hammered the U.S. through his policies, and the majority of them love to laugh. Ignorance + a Funny Bone = Ripe Pickings for the President. So, from a...
  • Lyons: Facts don’t bother pundits(Zimmerman/Martin)

    04/29/2012 6:05:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Gene Lyons
    Almost from the beginning, there were two aspects of the “George Zimmerman as racist assassin” story that made little sense. First, who calls the police, then murders a total stranger in cold blood knowing that the cops are minutes away? Panic seemed likelier than malice. Second, how does a 28-year-old man with a desk job catch a fleeing 17-year-old high school athlete, anyway? I say “almost,” because like most Americans, I responded to the Trayvon Martin tragedy as President Obama did — in sorrow, and with pity for the immense dignity of the young man’s parents. They and their son...
  • A Plumber To Snake The DC Drain

    04/29/2012 5:58:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | April 29, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Some people enter the public consciousness willingly; others accidentally. But how one gets there has little to do with how one handles it once the national spotlight begins to shine. Some step up. Some melt like an ice sculpture on a hot summer day. Because the spotlight doesn’t turn you into something you’re not; it accentuates who you are. Similarly, progressives argue money corrupts politics. Not so. Money may be the means through which corruption is conducted, but honest people never seem to find themselves in those situations. They never have to walk away from bribes because the bribes...
  • Largest Donor to Obama Super PAC Calls Mormonism a 'Cult'

    04/29/2012 5:54:21 AM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 87 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 28, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Bill Maher, the largest donor to President Obama's super PAC, called Mormonism a "cult" on his HBO show last night, and said that donating money to that religion doesn't count as charity because it's "bulls---."
  • Happy Anniversary Harry Reid (It's been 1,096 days since the Democrats passed a budget)

    04/29/2012 5:43:00 AM PDT · by BlueBerrier0341 · 7 replies
    Teaparty Nation ^ | 4-29-12 | Judson Philips
    Today is an anniversary for Harry Reid and the Party of Poverty. It is a day they are going to ignore and they will hope that Americans ignore too. What is the Harry Reid anniversary and why should we rub it in their faces?
  • 'Buffett rule': An exercise in hypocrisy

    04/29/2012 5:04:45 AM PDT · by BlueBerrier0341 · 17 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 4-28-12 | Jason Lewis
    Its namesake and others seek higher taxes while dodging them themselves.Sometimes, it's all just too much to take. The president himself has admitted, if not in so many words, that the so-called Buffett Rule is little more than a gimmick. Bringing in $4.7 billion per year won't do much to solve $1.4 trillion dollar deficits. And, the administration concedes, this latest attempt at soaking the rich does little to spur growth.
  • Running on empty: As the Obama presidency goes, so goes the campaign

    04/29/2012 5:04:00 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3:28 AM, April 29, 2012 | by Peggy Noonan
    There is every reason to be deeply skeptical of President Obama’s prospects in November. Republicans feel an understandable anxiety about Mr. Obama’s coming campaign: It will be all slice and dice, divide and conquer, break the country into little pieces and pick up as many as you can. But it still matters that the president doesn’t have a coherent agenda, or a political philosophy that is really clear to people. To the extent he has a philosophy, it tends to pop up furtively in stray comments and then go away. This is to a unique degree a presidency of inference,...
  • Early Elections May Help Netanyahu Get Rid of (Ehud) Barak

    04/29/2012 4:42:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/4/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    If Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calls early elections, Ehud Barak, a thorn in the coalition’s official backing of Judea and Samaria, could be left out in the cold. The trigger for possible elections later this year is the movement for changing the military draft system, whose critics have targeted exemptions or shorter terms of service for young men studying Torah. The Prime Minister said Sunday he backs military service for all Jews and civilian service of Arabs, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with leaders of the “suckers’ rally” that has staged a week-long demonstration opposite his office. Protest leaders said...
  • One Chance (Vomit Alert)

    04/29/2012 2:16:00 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Barry's Youtube Page
    Video at link