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  • GOP Looking to Pad Statehouse Majority -Indiana

    05/08/2012 5:06:23 PM PDT · by zaxtres · 2 replies
    http://indiana.onpolitix.com/news/118977/gop-looking-to-pad-statehouse-majority "Former state Democratic Party chairman Kip Tew said the new election districts might be another kind of overreach that tried to lock in too many Republican seats."
  • Media Matters, 'Stand Your Ground' and me

    05/08/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Bobbys1963 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 1958 | John Lott
    Media Matters’ Founder David Brock showed no shame when he was caught illegally using guns for his own personal protection. Indeed, Media Matters’ continues to lash out at others who own guns or support letting individuals use guns for the own protection, even increasing their attacks. In April alone, Media Matters ran 32 articles attacking the NRA alone. Additional pieces have defended the Obama administration’s Fast & Furious program and dealt with other gun related topics. Media Matters also attacked me three times over the last two weeks: I had an op-ed in the New York Daily News and an...
  • Bureaucrats on Board: Mandating Electronic Recorders for Truckers

    05/08/2012 4:22:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | May 8, 2012 | By James Gattuso
    America’s truckers are known for their independence, often driving alone in their rigs from one end of the country to the other. Now Congress wants to give them company in the form of an electronic “big brother.” Under a provision buried in the 600-page transportation bill recently passed by the Senate, truckers large and small would be required to buy and maintain “electronic on-board recorders” (EOBRs) that would document their travel time and distance. The annual cost to truckers and trucking firms: $2 billion. EOBRs are devices that record how long a truck is in motion and the distance traveled....
  • Mike Honda says Pete Stark is fit for office (VIDEO)

    05/08/2012 4:19:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/8/12 | Joe Garofoli
    Nineteen-term congressman Rep. Pete Stark has taken a lot of heat lately — some of it dished by The Chronicle here and here and here — for his unfounded accusations and Congressional record. His Democratic opponent in June’s primary, Alameda County prosecutor Eric Swalwell, went so far as to tell us “I don’t think he’s fit to be in office.” Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, disagrees. At least that’s what the five-term congressman said after we chased him down the hallway and up half a flight of stairs with the SF Chronicle/SFGate.com’s Shaky Hands Productions video crew. ..
  • School pool drains being repaired to meet federal safety regulations

    05/08/2012 4:15:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune Local - Libertyville ^ | May 8, 2012 | By Amy Alderman
    Pre-construction demolition work begins this week on Libertyville and Vernon Hills pools. Pool drains are being repaired to meet federal safety regulations requiring drains that won’t trap swimmers under water. Libertyville’s pool was drained over the weekend and the pool in Vernon Hills was scheduled to to be drained Wednesday. The high school pools were among about 400 public pools and hot tubs statewide that had not yet complied with the law, according to Illinois Department of Public Health officials.
  • Indiana Senate Election Results

    05/08/2012 4:12:01 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 150 replies
    Indiana State Election Commision ^ | 5-8-2012 | Indiana State Election Commision
    Here We Go. Go Mourdock
  • Lugar makes last ditch appeal to save Senate career

    05/08/2012 3:56:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/8/12 | Nick Carey and Eric Johnson | Reuters
    INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Senator Richard Lugar appealed to Democrats to cross party lines and vote for him in the Indiana Republican primary on Tuesday, in a last ditch effort to save his 35-year Senate career from a Tea Party backed rival who accuses him of being too supportive of President Barack Obama. "I've asked very candidly for support from all Hoosiers. Not just Republicans, but Democrats and independents. I'm asking for the Republican Party to expand," Lugar said at his campaign headquarters in Indianapolis on Tuesday, where two dozen volunteers rang a bell each time a voter pledged to vote...
  • Henninger:Memo to the Youth Vote.

    05/08/2012 3:41:17 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-8-12 | daniel henninger
    Why would anyone under the age of 25 vote for Barack Obama in November? Mr. Obama resumed his College Tour 2012 last week, visiting campuses in Iowa, North Carolina and Colorado for the purpose of replicating his 66% youth-vote total from 2008. In 2008, he reeled them in with promises of hope and change. In 2012 he's offering cash, promising to protect 3.4% interest on their college loans. We're about to find out if it's true that when you're young, hope springs eternal. Put differently, the past three years have been a Peter Pan presidency for Peter Pan voters. If...
  • Petty, anti-gun antics from the Ohio Democrat Party and its allies

    05/08/2012 3:39:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | Raquel Okyay
    The anti-gun lobby, the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence and Democratic state officials are aiming their pointy little fingers at state Republican Rep. Margaret Conditt of Liberty Township because she plans to have an election fundraiser at Middletown Sportsmen’s Club on May 12. The club is a -- danger alert -- firing range, and apparently a big no-no if concerned citizens care about gun violence and young people. Firing ranges, being operated by the experts, taking the best possible precautions, are practical, effective and legal; so what is the problem with having a politician conduct a fundraiser at a local...
  • The GOP Betrayal Of Palin and the TEA Party

    05/08/2012 3:34:47 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 39 replies
    5-8-2012 | vanity
    The GOP attacks on Palin.   After the Inauguration of Obama, the first time that the manhood of the GOP was called into question was the Stimulus package.  Rick Santelli was so upset with it that he issued his now famous diatribe calling for something like a national tea party.  A long simmering emotion within conservative ranks now had a name. Meanwhile, back in Alaska, Sarah Palin's return to work involved dealing with these stimulus package issues, and she did what she felt that she must.  She took those which were appropriate, but turned away those that weren't.  This was...
  • Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant

    05/08/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | MAY 7, 2012 | EILEEN SULLIVAN, MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN
    U.S. and Yemeni officials say the supposed would-be bomber at the heart of an al-Qaida airliner plot was actually an informant working for the CIA. The revelation, first reported by The Los Angeles Times, shows how the CIA was able to get its hands on a sophisticated underwear bomb well before an attack was set in motion. Officials say the informant was working for the CIA and Saudi Arabian intelligence when he was given the bomb. He then turned the device over to authorities. Officials say the informant is safely out of Yemen. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity...
  • CALIFORNIA: Boy Scouts policy barring gay members sparks Assembly fire

    05/08/2012 3:14:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 45 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/8/12 | Jim Sanders
    A proposed resolution to commend the Boy Scouts of America on its 102nd anniversary died today in an Assembly committee because the measure did not urge the group to accept gays and lesbians. Instead, the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed a separate resolution that applauded the Boy Scouts but said its policy against accepting homosexuals is harmful and discriminatory -- and should be reconsidered. The measure that passed, crafted by committee Chairman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, encouraged the group to "accept for membership and leadership positions all qualified boys and men, without discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or religious...
  • Richard Cohen Yearns for Obama to Be Like LBJ

    05/08/2012 3:01:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 8, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine President Barack Obama leaning hard into Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, pressing him to support a piece of legislation or, say, introduce a budget bill that has been MIA for the past three years. Obama is a real go getter and has been burning up the phone lines until late at night to convince legislators to support him. He even invites a number of people from Capitol Hill to join him for rounds of golf where he continues the art of persuasion. Hard to believe that fantasy? Well, that is what the Washington Post opinion writer Richard Cohen is...
  • The Left’s National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed

    05/08/2012 2:48:56 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 5/8/2012 | James Simpson
    This report reveals the Left’s vote fraud strategy for the 2012 elections. Like a KGB operation, it is thorough, multi-faceted and redundant. It has overt and covert, illegal and legal elements, the latter of which are designed, at least in part, to facilitate illegal activities later. It is a deliberate, premeditated, comprehensive plan to win the 2012 presidential election at all costs, and is in keeping with the organizational methods, associations and ethics of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama. The Left seeks fundamental structural change to our entire form of government. In keeping with their amoral, means-justifies-ends philosophy, they will...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 5-8-12

    05/08/2012 2:45:26 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 5-8-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Surprise: Harvard Professor Vouching for Warren Donated to Her Campaign

    05/08/2012 2:45:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Guy Benson
    If it seems like I've been enjoying Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren's slow motion train wreck just a little bit, it's probably because I am.  For a refresher on the basic facts, review my primer from last week.  In one of my subsequent posts on the matter, I noted with some bemusement the coincidence that Harvard continues to list just one of its law professors as a Native American -- but refuses to say who it is.  I bet you can guess why.  This is all a big non-issue, though, the Warren campaign informs us, because the professor-turned-candidate received no academic...
  • China considers delay of key party congress: sources

    05/08/2012 2:24:00 PM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/2012 | By Benjamin Kang Lim and Nick Edwards
    China's ruling Communist Party is seriously considering a delay in its upcoming five-yearly congress by a few months amid internal debate over the size and makeup of its top decision-making body, sources said, as the party struggles to finalize a once-in-a-decade leadership change. The two most senior posts, of president and premier, are not considered in much doubt. But any delay in the congress, no matter the official reason, would likely fuel speculation of infighting over the remaining seats in the nine-member politburo standing committee which calls the shots in China. [....] Delay could also further unnerve global financial markets...
  • Native American White Eyes - Elizabeth Warren

    05/08/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT · by LowNslow · 33 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ | 5/8/2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    For over a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Warren has described herself as a Native American. When recently asked to provide evidence of her ancestry, she pointed to an unsubstantiated claim on an 1894 Oklahoma Territory marriage license application by her great-great grand uncle William J. Crawford that his mother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, Ms. Warren's great-great-great grandmother, was a Cherokee. After researching her story, it is obvious that her "family lore" is just fiction. As I pointed out in my article here on Sunday, no evidence supports this claim. O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had no Cherokee heritage, was listed...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 8, 2012

    05/08/2012 2:08:51 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 8, 2012 | Mark Levin
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  • Elizabeth Warren goes back to CA for fundraiser hosted by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and John Krasinski

    05/08/2012 1:44:16 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren is going back to California on May 21 for a big ticket fundraiser hosted by three of the Bay State's favorite sons. Actors Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and The Office's John Krasinski are hosting a $1,000 minimum donation event in the Harvard Law School professor's honor, as she takes on Republican U.S. Scott Brown is what is being billed as the most expensive Senate race in history. The event, called "A Massachusetts Evening," is being held on the rooftop of the Santa Monica building which houses Bad Robot Productions, a TV production company owned...