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  • Obama's Afghan trip: 14,000 miles for brief remarks lacking one crucial word

    05/02/2012 1:18:52 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 10 replies ^ | 5/2/12 | Andrew Malcolm
    As usual with this president, Obama's trip to and speech from Afghanistan had way more to do with politics than any real substance. Seven thousand miles, one way, is a long journey to share war remarks with countrymen that he should have and could have shared back home many months ago. Despite the administration's best backgrounding sales efforts, the document he signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai is a meaningless basic agreement to talk later about forging a real agreement. Nothing was essentially changed by what the media lovingly called his "secret trip" to the war zone, which was simply...
  • OK Iowa Senate District 50 you MUST defeat this guy for ANY Conservative....

    05/02/2012 1:11:55 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 2 replies
    02 May 2012. | US Navy Vet
    ...Legislation to come out of Des Moines. DEFEAT Gronstal!!
  • Newt Gingrich Campaign Suspension Announcement May 2, 2012

    05/02/2012 1:08:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 70 replies
    Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
  • Gingrich formally ends tumultuous White House bid

    05/02/2012 12:42:09 PM PDT · by South40 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/2/2012
    (Reuters) - Newt Gingrich ended his tumultuous run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but winning only two of the dozens of nominating contests in the Republican primary race.
  • Constitutional Carry under attack from Republicans (NH)

    05/02/2012 12:38:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Association for Gun Rights ^ | April 19, 2012 | NAGR Staff
    This is it! The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry on Thursday, April 26th! Unfortunately the lying politicians in Concord are ready to follow through with their threats to kill Constitutional Carry. Inside sources are now saying that the next scheduled vote on HB-536 is only a part of a scheme to kill it. Yep, that’s right. Despite SIGNED pledges to support and pass Constitutional Carry from a majority of the Senate — Republican Senator Peter Bragdon is still leading the anti-gun crusade at the capitol. He’s even ready to take a page out of former...
  • It’s starting to look like it's over for Dick Lugar

    05/02/2012 12:35:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Salon ^ | 05/02/2012 | BY STEVE KORNACKI
    It sure doesn’t look like Richard Lugar is long for the political world. The news that the major super PAC supporting his candidacy is bailing on him a week before the Republican primary reinforces a growing consensus that the six-term Indiana senator will likely be defeated next Tuesday by his conservative challenger, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Under one scenario, this could be a fortuitous development for Democrats, since Lugar, with his broad popularity outside the Republican Party, would probably defeat the Democratic candidate, Rep. Joe Donnelly, with ease. By contrast, Democrats are hopeful they could exploit Mourdock’s Tea Party politics...
  • Forward to Socialism

    05/02/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Someone in the Obama campaign should find a new line of work. They’ve adopted as a slogan the single word: Forward! You’ve heard those complaints from conservatives that Obama is a socialist? Well, Forward! is one sure way to validate those concerns. Forward! has been the slogan of Marxists for more than a century. Vorwärts is not a soccer rival to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts school, that home of witchcraft and wizardry. . Vorwärts was the German language name of the Socialist newspaper for generations of European leftists. In Russia, Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks used the word Vperyod! Now, if you had...
  • Can Ron Paul delegates cause mischief at the RNC national convention?

    05/02/2012 12:29:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, I wrote about the Ron Paul movement's success in Minnesota, organizing effectively to take delegates in the Congressional-district conventions that elect delegate to the big show in Tampa. Minnesota isn't the only caucus state where this has taken place, the Washington Times reports, and the Paul campaign may end up with a more significant presence on the campaign floor than the official caucus/primary counts suggest. Will they be able to create "mischief" on the floor and disrupt Mitt Romney's smooth ascent to the top of the ticket? Mitt Romney may be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but Rep....
  • Dem Gov of WV Won't Back Obama

    05/02/2012 12:26:28 PM PDT · by sunmars · 15 replies
    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) has announced that he will not endorse Barack Obama for re-election, stating, “[the president] has apparently made it his mission to drive the backbone of West Virginia’s economy, coal and the energy industry, out of business.”
  • How does one justify a vote for Romney?

    05/02/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 313 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | NoRedTape
    With the foisted increased possibility of Mittens buying becoming the Nominee, can you actually justify voting for him in the general election? This is what I am truly curious to find out. Do you plan to vote for Mittens in the General election? How do you plan to justify a vote for Mittens? Is it ABO "anyone but Obama"? Or is it ABR "anyone but Romney"? Or is it pure loyalty to the GOP? .....or do you think Romney is the best that the GOP can offer? you plan to write-in a vote? Or is there a possibility to...
  • Big Solar threatens existence of rare desert tortoise

    05/02/2012 11:49:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 05/01/2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The desert tortoise, a threatened species protected by the federal government, is fighting for its existence against the expanding encroachment of Big Solar into its native habitat of the Mojave Desert in California. The battle between environmental groups and the fledgling green energy industry has prompted a lawsuit against the government to block the multi-billion dollar Calico Solar Power project, which would cover 4,000 acres of the turtle’s vital habitat. The green groups want the company to relocate from its seven-mile campus to a less sensitive desert area. This isn’t the first time the turtles have been threatened by the...
  • Cakewalk Obama Afghan Night Raid Ends with Birthday Cake for Daughter of Democratic Donor

    05/02/2012 11:13:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies ^ | 5/2/12 | Free Beacon Staff
    President Obama’s trip to Afghanistan, which lasted just 6 hours and 5 minutes, ended with birthday cake for the President and the White House press corps even as Kabul erupted in violence, according to the pool report. The impromptu party occurred during the flight last night from Bagram Airfield as the president led the press cabin in a round of “Happy Birthday” after serving birthday cake, complete with a lit candle, to Bloomberg reporter Julianna Goldman, according to Politico’s Josh Gerstein, who was aboard Air Force One. Goldman, who moderated a Republican primary debate in October, belongs to a family...
  • Forward to Socialism!

    05/02/2012 11:08:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | May 2, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Someone in the Obama campaign should find a new line of work. They've adopted as a slogan the single word: Forward! You've heard those complaints from conservatives that Obama is a socialist? Well, Forward! is one sure way to validate those concerns. Forward! has been the slogan of Marxists for more than a century. Vorwärts is not a soccer rival to Harry Potter's Hogwarts school, that home of witchcraft and wizardry. Vorwärts was the German language name of the Socialist newspaper for generations of European leftists. In Russia, Vladimir Lenin's Bolsheviks used the word Vperyod! Now, if you had been...
  • Dan Rather: Americans 'too tough' on Obama (for criticizing his junket to Afghanistan)

    05/02/2012 11:04:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Dan Rather, the former CBS anchor, argued that the reaction to President Obama's trip to Afghanistan yesterday shows that Americans are "too tough" on him and presidents in general. "I think we are [too tough]," Rather said on Morning Joe when asked. "And we can see it and hear it today in the reaction to President Obama's appearance last night in Kabul . . . I think we are too tough on our presidents." He added that sometimes Americans "aren't tough enough on our presidents," who can receive "too much leeway."
  • Obama, Romney tied at 46%

    05/02/2012 10:51:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/2/12 | Gallup
    With six months to go.
  • Wikipedia Deletes President Obama’s New Marxist Campaign Slogan "Forward!"

    05/02/2012 10:25:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 5/2/12 | DeMar
    Obama Marxist_cropped Update: Yesterday I began to write the article below in the early afternoon. The Wikipedia article where I got some of the information included “Forward (Obama-Biden Campaign Slogan)” and the use of “Forward” by numerous socialist and communist groups. The reference to “generic name of socialist publications” has been removed. Now the Wiki article includes this message: “This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy.” The Progressives adopted the slogan “Forward” a long time ago. For example, there was the campaign slogan and poster “Forward with Roosevelt” (1936) and P.J. O’Brien’s book title...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    05/02/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • Why the GOP is destined to Implode (vanity)

    05/02/2012 10:16:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 68 replies
    5/2/12 | me
    It has become obvious that the GOP is a free fall mode now and destined to collapse due to the nomination of a Mitt Romney and due to the establishment's attacks on conservatives and the tea party. People who can't take it any longer are trying to stand up to the party. A good way is to not vote for the hand picked nominee who they are ramming down our throats. But the end is near because already we are seeing a demoralized base that is spilt and broken over the nomination of Mitt Romney. The ABO crowd fails to...
  • Obama: 'New York girlfriend' was composite

    05/02/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday May 2, 2012
    One of the more mysterious characters from President Obama's 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father is the so-called 'New York girlfriend.' Obama never referred to her by name, or even by psuedonym, but he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail. But Obama has now told biographer David Maraniss that the 'New York girlfriend' was actually a composite character, based off of multiple girlfriends he had both in New York City and in Chicago. "During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir...
  • The Unelectable Mitt Romney (November 25th, 2011)

    05/02/2012 9:54:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies ^ | November 25th, 2011 | streiff
    Generally speaking, I think the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson is the most profoundly stupid and uninsightful writer on any editorial page in any paper in any country. But file this one under “Blind Hog/Acorn”. Moderator Wolf Blitzer opened Tuesday’s Republican debate by introducing himself and adding, for some reason, “Yes, that’s my real name.” A few moments later, the party’s most plausible nominee for president said the following: “I’m Mitt Romney, and yes, Wolf, that’s also my first name.” But it’s not. Mitt is the candidate’s middle name. His first name is Willard. And people wonder why this guy has...
  • Virgil Goode Polling 5% in Virginia

    05/02/2012 9:47:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 96 replies
    Virgil Goode is a former Congressman from Virginia as well as the current Presidential nominee of the Constitution Party. He has lived in Virginia all his life and the family name “Goode” means something in the area due to he and his father’s political careers. Now Public Policy Polling has found that Goode scores 5% against Obama and Romney in Virginia, even when an “Other” option is included. Another interesting angle in Virginia is the candidacy of former Congressman Virgil Goode as the Constitution Party candidate for President. We find him polling at 5% in a three way contest with...
  • Flashback: Bill O'Reilly: What Presidents Obama and Carter Do Not Understand

    05/02/2012 9:42:57 AM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | September 16, 2011 | Bill O'Reilly
    You don't see much of President Carter these days. At 86, he keeps a rather low profile. But he does believe Barack Obama will win re-election next year, even though he seems to understand that Mr. Obama is in deep trouble. In fact, Carter believes the president is facing the same dilemma he did: JIMMY CARTER, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Sen. Ted Kennedy had decided to run against me, and some of the more liberal Democrats didn't want to see me have successes. So I experienced a little bit of what President Obama experiences every day; that is...
  • Author reveals Obama love letters

    05/02/2012 9:12:41 AM PDT · by Jedidah · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 2, 2012 | Johnathan Easley
    In a new book called Barack Obama: The Story, author David Maraniss publishes diary entries and correspondence between the president, then in his early 20s, and two ex-girlfriends, providing new insight into Obama’s life in New York City while at Columbia University.
  • Dan Savage: 'Tolerant' bully

    05/02/2012 8:46:27 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 2 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 05-02-12 | Matt Barber
    They used to arrest middle-aged perverts who get their jollies from talking dirty to children. Today, they get a television show, a nationally syndicated column, a lecture circuit and multiple visits to the Obama White House. You know: “Forward.” Ads by Google The End-Time is Here2008 was God's last warning. 2012 is economic collapse & WW III The Coming Of JesusYou Think You Know The Bible Well? Test Yourself With Our Trivia Game The irony is palpable. Dan Savage, sex columnist and founder of the LGBT anti-bullying “It Gets Better” campaign, has been outed. Not as a homosexual....
  • Chris Matthews Compares Obama Speech to Troops in Afghanistan to Henry V

    05/02/2012 8:42:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 2, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother. I have to wonder how the St. Crispin's Day speech by Henry V as written by William Shakespeare would sound if read from a teleprompter. The reason for this strange speculation is that Chris Matthews yesterday on Hardball compared President Obama's speech to the troops in Afghanistan to Henry V as you can see on this video and below the fold.
  • Obama in 2006: ‘I’ve Had Enough of Using Terrorism As a Wedge Issue in Our Politics’

    05/02/2012 8:41:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 1 replies
    Obama in 2006: ‘I’ve Had Enough of Using Terrorism As a Wedge Issue in Our Politics’ By Fred Lucas May 2, 2012 Subscribe to Fred Lucas's posts By Eric Scheiner May 2, 2012 Subscribe to Eric Scheiner's posts ( – Speaking in Iowa in 2006, Sen. Barack Obama said, “I’ve had enough of using terrorism as a wedge issue in our politics.” He said the war on terrorism "isn't supposed to crop up between September and November of even-numbered years." But as president, Obama and his reelection campaign have consistently raised the issue -- repeatedly referring to a 2007 comment...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Wednesday, May 2, 2012

    05/02/2012 8:13:55 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 71 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 05/02/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • President Obama: Bin Laden raid is 'most important single day of my presidency'

    05/02/2012 8:02:55 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 33 replies
    MSNBC website ^ | Wed May 2, 2012 7:00 AM EDT | By Jessica Hopper, Subrata De and Tim Uehlinger
    President Barack Obama describes the killing of Osama bin Laden as the “most important single day” of his presidency and said that the decision to carry out the raid was one that he had to ultimately make alone. “I did choose the risk,” the president said in an exclusive interview with Rock Center Anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams. “The reason I was willing to make that decision of sending in our SEALs to try to capture or kill bin Laden rather than to take some other options was ultimately because I had 100 percent faith in the Navy SEALs...
  • Paul supporters create delegate mischief

    05/02/2012 7:48:18 AM PDT · by no dems · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Mitt Romney may be the presumptive GOP nominee, but Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is quietly racking up some organizational victories that could complicate Mr. Romney’s coronation at the Republican Convention in Tampa, Fla. Exploiting party rules, loyalists for the congressman from Texas in recent days have engineered post-primary organizing coups in states such as Louisiana and Alaska, confirming what party regulars say would be an effort to grab an outsized role in the convention and the party’s platform deliberations. In Massachusetts, Paul loyalists over the weekend helped block more than half of Mr. Romney’s preferred nominees from being named...
  • Minn. Vikings stadium stalls amid Capitol politics

    05/02/2012 7:23:19 AM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    Yahoo Sports - NFL ^ | May 1, 2012 | By PATRICK CONDON | The Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The big push at Minnesota's Capitol to pass a public subsidy for a new Vikings stadium stalled Tuesday, as the proposal got snared in the partisan politics that have defined state government under a Democratic governor and Republican legislative majorities. The prospect of impending House and Senate floor votes on the $975 million stadium plan appeared to dissolve after Republican legislative leaders unexpectedly debuted a brand-new financing plan that differs significantly from the proposal negotiated by Gov. Mark Dayton's administration, the Vikings and the city of Minneapolis. GOP leaders called for shrinking the proposed $400 million...
  • What Does President Obama Think Of Elizabeth Warren?

    05/02/2012 7:23:01 AM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    Elizabeth for MA ^ | 5/2/12 | Myers
    We all remember what the economy was like in 2008. Everyone in Washington was talking about the state of Wall Street -- the future of the big banks and financial institutions. But real people, families, seniors, were getting hurt -- watching their savings disappear, the security of retirement gone, the value of their home flipped on its head. It was Elizabeth's idea for a new consumer protection agency to hold the big banks accountable and give working families a strong voice in Washington. And it was Elizabeth who worked with President Obama to make that agency a reality. Watch our...
  • DATA SNAP: US March Factory Orders Post Biggest Drop In 3 Years

    05/02/2012 7:21:55 AM PDT · by sunmars · 27 replies
    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--U.S. factory orders fell at the sharpest pace in three years in March, a sign that demand is slowing amid an uneven economic recovery. Orders for manufactured goods declined 1.5% to $460.46 billion, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. That matched expectations of economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires. Factory orders over the previous month were revised down, as well, to a 1.1% increase from an initial estimate for a 1.3% gain.
  • Rather Purports To Be At Peace, But Suggests Anonymous Partisans Destroyed Him With 'Lies'

    05/02/2012 7:21:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If this is how Dan Rather at peace looks like, wonder what he's like when angry and embittered . . . On Morning Joe today, Rather emphatically alleged that he was "at peace" over the Memogate fiasco that led to the end of his career. But he couldn't help himself from suggesting that his reputation had been destroyed by anonymous partisans employing "lies." View the video here.
  • Gingrich to exit without endorsing Romney

    05/02/2012 7:13:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Newt Gingrich exits the race today, nearly two months after winning his last state in the nomination chase. According to CNN, Gingrich won't formally endorse Mitt Romney on his way out as some had expected, but will wait for a couple of weeks instead. He will offer "support" for the Republican nominee: Newt Gingrich will briefly mention presumptive nominee Mitt Romney and signal support for his candidacy when the former House speaker suspends his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination on Wednesday, Gingrich's spokesman R.C. Hammond said. …Gingrich, in his remarks Wednesday, will discuss Romney in the context of "how...
  • Obama Gives Himself a Shout Out While Addressing Troops: ‘We’ve Got Me In the House’

    05/02/2012 7:08:38 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 77 replies ^ | 5-2-12 | Jonathon Seidl
    While addressing soldiers at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, the president started giving shout outs to different military units “in the house,” each time eliciting cheers from the crowd. But after calling out a couple of those names, he quickly turned to evoking his own: “And we’ve got me in the house.” They cheered. The Washington Free Beacon captured the moment: Obama to troops: You've got me in the house
  • Why conservatives should oppose the renomination of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana.

    05/02/2012 7:08:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2012 | Joshua Foxworth
    With all the attention being paid to the Presidential race, not much national press has been dedicated to some of the early Senate primaries. Three Republican Senate primaries have been held to date in states with solid Democratic incumbents: Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The Republicans have seen a guaranteed incumbent victory in Mississippi, and are now moving on to the Indiana primary. This makes the Indiana Senate race the first election this year in which an incumbent Senator has a valid chance of losing his seat in the primary. From a conservative point of view, the case against Senator Lugar...
  • Our Anti-Obama Press?

    05/02/2012 6:39:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The general-election campaign for president is not yet under way, but clearly, some in the media have entered the Utterly Ridiculous Zone. On CNN's "Reliable Sources," host Howard Kurtz hailed an "eye-opener: the candidate with the best coverage during the presidential primaries was Mitt Romney. And the worst? Barack Obama." That's not eye-opening. It's a declaration that you're blind and deaf, and your olfactory glands are shot to pieces. When something smells as bad as this, odds are it's rotten. The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism -- to be precise, former Los Angeles Times media reporter Tom...
  • New Study Predicts Frack Fluids Can Migrate To Aquifers Within Years

    05/02/2012 6:30:45 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 43 replies
    OPB News ^ | 1 May 2012 | Abrahm Lustgarten
    A new study has raised fresh concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, concluding that fracking chemicals injected into the ground could migrate toward drinking water supplies far more quickly than experts have previously predicted. More than 5,000 wells were drilled in the Marcellus between mid-2009 and mid-2010, according to the study, which was published in the journal Ground Water two weeks ago. Operators inject up to 4 million gallons of fluid, under more than 10,000 pounds of pressure, to drill and frack each well. Scientists have theorized that impermeable layers of rock would keep the...
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Accuses GOP of 'Making Sure That We Would Redefine Rape'

    05/02/2012 6:28:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Accuses GOP of 'Making Sure That We Would Redefine Rape' By Matt Cover ( – Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, accused Republicans on Tuesday of "making sure that we would redefine rape." “I think the agenda of the Republican Party and of Mitt Romney has clearly been--and can be interpreted as--an attack on the issues that matter to women,” Wasserman-Schultz said during a conference call. “From the very beginning of this Congress,” she said, “the first priorities in the first bills the Republicans introduced repealing the Affordable Care Act which...
  • Judge keeps Planned Parenthood out of Women's Health Program

    05/02/2012 6:08:34 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 7 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | May 1, 2012 | Peggy Fikac and Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje
    The decision notably affects Planned Parenthood, which sued the state over the matter in April, saying the exclusion violated its constitutional rights. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Monday granted a preliminary injunction to require the state to keep Planned Parenthood in the program until he makes a decision on the merits of the case. But Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an emergency stay of the injunction, which was granted by Judge Jerry E. Smith. The attorney general's office pressed the argument that Texas would have to shut down the...
  • President Bush is eating in my undisclosed location [vanity, sort of]

    05/02/2012 6:06:19 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 14 replies
    freeRepublic ^ | ChiefKujo
    On November 27, 2003, one of the funniest FreeRepublic threads was born. An excited soldier broke the news that President Bush was eating in his undisclosed location.It was a complete surprise to him, to us and the media. Nobody knew where Bush was! The professional stealth and management of a dangerous but wonderful operation was a thing of beauty.Flash forward to 2012 and the immature Obama administration. Everyone knew long before Obama spoke that he was in Afghanistan. The bizarre thing was the threats made against journalists like Jammie Dupree who had to tell Neal Boortz "I don't know" when...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why Europe's double dip could lead to one here

    05/02/2012 5:59:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 2, 2012 | Robert B. Reich
    Europe is in recession. Portugal, Italy and Greece are basket cases. The British and Spanish economies have contracted for the last two quarters. It seems highly likely that France and Germany are in a double dip as well. Why should we care? Because a recession in the world's third-largest economy (Europe) combined with the current slowdown in the world's second-largest (China), spells trouble for the world's largest (that's still us). Don't blame Europe's problems on its so-called "debt crisis." There was no debt crisis in Britain, for example, which is now experiencing its first double-dip recession since the 1970s. Blame...
  • Unemployment at Record High in Euro Zone

    05/02/2012 5:49:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 2, 2012 | By JACK EWING
    FRANKFURT — Unemployment in the euro zone rose to a new high in March, according to data released Wednesday which is likely to intensify calls for an easing of the region’s austerity drive. Unemployment in the 17 countries that belong to the euro zone rose to 10.9 percent in April from 10.8 percent in March, Eurostat, the European Union statistics agency, said Wednesday. In March 2011, the rate was 9.9 percent, a number that illustrates the deterioration of the area’s economy during the last year. The monthly increase, the 11th in row, translates into more than 17 million jobless people,...
  • Obama tops Romney by 8 in VA (PPP Poll)

    05/02/2012 5:31:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | May 1, 2012 | Staff
    Barack Obama won Virginia by six points in 2008, and if he were up against his almost-certain 2012 opponent Mitt Romney today, he would win it again by a similar margin. If Romney hopes to close that gap, the state’s governor Bob McDonnell would not help, and there is no question that one potential running mate would hurt: Eric Cantor. The Constitution Party candidacy of the state’s former congressman Virgil Goode could also draw votes away from Romney, to Obama’s advantage. Obama tops Romney by eight points, 51-43, up from a six-point (48-42) lead when PPP last polled the state...
  • Obama: Military makes a "pretty good photo op" [True motivations revealed in early days of regime]

    05/02/2012 5:06:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/19/09 | Don Surber
    Out of the mouths of babes, from the Washington Post covering the president in South Korea: Obama arrived on the base 3:19 p.m. local time (1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) and received a rousing welcome from 1,500 troops in camouflage uniforms, many holding cameras or pointing cell phones to snap pictures. “You guys make a pretty good photo op,” the president said. Standing on a riser wearing a blue suit and red tie, with a cluster of troops and a large American flag behind him, Obama expressed “the gratitude of the American public” and said his meetings in four countries...
  • May Day protests show weak immigration movement

    05/02/2012 4:59:03 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 2 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | May 2, 2012 | KATE BRUMBACK
    ATLANTA — While a black preacher told 100 immigration protesters that incarcerated blacks and detained immigrants faced similar challenges, Jesse Morgan stood to one side of the May Day demonstrators, holding a large sign that read "Radical Queers Resist." Although the rally was geared toward illegal immigrants, the 24-year-old Georgia State sociology major said gays can relate, too, because they often face discrimination. "And besides," he said. "There are queers who are undocumented."
  • "Sacaja-Whiner": Elizabeth Warren and the Oppression Olympics

    05/02/2012 3:25:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Elizabeth Warren is the Harvard law professor running for Senate in Massachusetts as a Democratic populist-progressive champion. But don't call her "Elizabeth Warren." Call her "Pinocchio-hontas," "Chief Full-of-Lies," "Running Joke" or "Sacaja-whiner." Warren has claimed questionable Native American minority status for years to reap career "diversity" benefits. Now, Cherokee leaders, campaign rival GOP Sen. Scott Brown and an army of Twitter detractors have called her out for gaming the racial-preference system. Live by identity politics, die by identity politics. The Boston Herald reported last Friday that Harvard administrators "prominently touted Warren's Native American background ... in an effort to bolster...
  • Biden Says Taliban Is Not Our Enemy [They killed six on May 1, 2012]

    05/02/2012 3:22:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    On a Saturday in late October in Kabul, Afghanistan, a car carrying explosives rammed into an armored U.S. military bus, killing 13 Americans, including five soldiers and eight civilian staff. In August, a Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans. Who was responsible? The Taliban. And who now says the Taliban is not America’s enemy? Vice President Joseph Biden. In an interview with Newsweek, Biden laid out his — and the Administration’s view — of the Taliban: Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - May 2, 2012

    05/02/2012 2:55:25 AM PDT · by sneakers · 15 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: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Akron, OH) (airs later from 9-12) (Ashland, OH) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCain: ‘Good thing’ president is in Afghanistan

    05/02/2012 2:18:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/1/12
    Sen. John McCain, who earlier this week leveled harsh criticism at President Barack Obama for what he said was the politicization of the killing of Osama bin Laden, said Tuesday he did not believe the president’s trip to Afghanistan was a political move. “Well I think it’s a good thing,” McCain said when asked about the president’s surprise trip to Afghanistan. “I think it’s always good when the president goes to where our young men and women are in harm’s way and I think that many of us who have been involved in Afghanistan are very involved in the strategic...