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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...
  • His Fulltime Job - Obama’s shameless electioneering

    05/08/2012 1:40:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 14, 2012 | Fred Barnes
    President Obama is breaking new ground in his campaign for reelection. He is going where incumbent presidents have never gone before. He is doing things for which President George W. Bush would have been pilloried. And Obama is doing all this in plain view.
  • Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans

    05/08/2012 1:34:16 PM PDT · by pgkdan · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 05/08/12 | Steve McCann
    The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860. This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why...
  • White supremacists arrested on 'race war' charges in Florida

    05/08/2012 1:27:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Chicago Tribune / The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 8, 2012 | Richard Fausset
    Law enforcement officials in central Florida have been rounding up members of a white supremacist group who were allegedly training with weapons at a rural Osceola County compound. The training was reportedly in preparation for a coming "race war." The group was also planning a "disturbance" at Orlando City Hall to recruit new members, according to court documents. The arrests of the 10 alleged members of the neo-Nazi skinhead group American Front, or AF, came after a confidential informant infiltrated its Osceola County chapter and shared information about the group's plans with state investigators. The arrests serve as one of...
  • Elizabeth Warren claims Native American roots, skips Harvard Powwow

    05/08/2012 1:17:04 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Elizabeth Warren claims Native American roots, skips Harvard Powwow By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - Updated 3 hours ago Senatorial wannabe Elizabeth Warren, aka Fauxcahontas, said she listed herself as a minority in law school directories because she was hoping to meet others with Native American roots. So isn’t it a shame that Liz took a pass on last weekend’s 17th annual Harvard Powwow???? The Harvard Law School prof was campaigning on the North Shore last Saturday while Harvard’s Native American Program filled Radcliffe Yard with Native American singers, dancers and drummers....
  • Richard Lugar and the End of Moderate Republicanism

    05/08/2012 12:38:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    Nation ^ | 5-8-12 | Ari Berman
    If Indiana Senator Dick Lugar loses his Republican primary race to Tea Party challenger Richard Mourdock tonight, as polls indicate is likely, his defeat will signal the end of moderate Republican internationalism in the US Senate and the GOP more broadly. Lugar, a two time chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee best known for his work on arms control and nonproliferation treaties, used to be one of the GOP’s leading figures on foreign policy. Now he’s an outlier. The Senate Republican caucus was once filled with the likes of Dick Lugar—sensible realists such as Lincoln Chafee, Chuck Hagel, George...
  • Democrat representative breaks ranks, criticizes Eric Holder

    05/08/2012 12:37:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | John Hayward
    Sometimes elections get results, even before they happen. Matthew Boyle at the Daily Caller reports what could be a significant development in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration’s deadly “gun walking” program. A House Democrat has broken ranks with his party - which is absurdly trying to claim that Attorney General Eric Holder has complied with House Oversight subpoenas, even though not a single category of requested documents has been fully provided, and Holder has failed to produce anything to satisfy 13 of the 22 categories. The ranking Democrat on House Oversight, Elijah Cummings (D-MD), comically...
  • Senate Republicans block vote on student loan interest rates

    05/08/2012 12:37:44 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/8/12 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Senate Republicans Tuesday afternoon blocked the advancement of a Democratic bill to extend the current student loan interest rate over objections to how the measure will be funded. Members voted 52 to 45 to block cloture on the bill, which would hold Stafford student loan interest rates for an estimated 7.4 million students at 3.4 percent instead of allowing them to double in July. The Democrats' $6 billion bill would be funded by closing a tax loophole, thereby raising Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes on select wealthy stockholders of private companies—hence the Republican opposition.
  • Obama mixes high-tech, political broadsides in speech (at chip lab created under Repub )

    05/08/2012 12:32:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Times Union ^ | May 8, 2012 | Paul Grondahl, Larry Rulison and Cathleen Crowley
    President Barack Obama, accompanied by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, holds a silicon wafer, as they tour the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at State University of New York at Albany's Nano-Tech complex, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Albany, N.Y., with Chris Borst, assistant V.P. for Engineering and Integration. ALBANY — Using the University at Albany's nanotechnology center as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech about the U.S. economy that touted a combination of private and public funds that go into the high-tech school.He also fired a broadside at Republicans in Congress who he blamed for...
  • Empty seats haunt President Obama

    05/08/2012 12:19:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/8/12 | ROGER SIMON
    The people who were not there just would not go away. It began with a huge and startling headline atop the popular Drudge Report on Saturday. This was the day President Barack Obama was kicking off his presidential campaign with a rally at Ohio State University. Drudge was not impressed. “OBAMA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN HALF EMPTY STADIUM,” he screamed in large letters atop his webpage. The headline linked to Breitbart.com, which had an even more startling headline: “OBAMA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN EMPTY ARENA.” The story was accompanied by a picture of the inside of OSU’s enormous Jerome Schottenstein Center, which...
  • Republican Santorum endorses Romney for president

    05/08/2012 12:03:40 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/12 | Tom Gannam
    (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum endorsed his one-time fierce rival Mitt Romney on Monday, a move that may help the party's presumptive White House nominee win over religious conservatives. Santorum said in an unusual late-night statement that the two have differences, but that he came away from a meeting with the ex-Massachusetts governor impressed with Romney's "deep understanding" of economic and family issues central to the campaign. "Above all else, we both agree that President (Barack) Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is...
  • Hillary Clinton on make-up, hair: Who cares?

    05/08/2012 12:02:00 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 67 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 8 May 12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Hillary Clinton can’t be bothered by chatter about her physical appearance, the secretary of state told CNN’s Jill Dougherty in an interview on Tuesday. Asked about a photo of her wearing very little make-up that was tauntingly posted on yesterday’s Drudge Report, Clinton replied, “I feel so relieved to be at the stage I'm at in my life right now, Jill, because if I want to wear my glasses, I'm wearing my glasses.”
  • RNC official: Romney still deciding position on immigration reform

    05/08/2012 11:58:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/2012 | Josh Lederman
    The Republican National Committee attempted to walk back a potentially bruising, botched response Tuesday after an official said Mitt Romney is still making up his mind on immigration. "As a candidate, to my understanding, he's still deciding what his position on immigration is," said Bettina Inclan, the Republican National Committee's (RNC) director of Hispanic outreach. Inclan was speaking at an RNC event unveiling six new regional staffers who will direct Hispanic outreach in swing states. But asked how the RNC will speak with Hispanic voters about immigration, Inclan said she couldn't speak about what policies GOP candidates would put forth....
  • Germany to Greece: No Austerity, No Aid

    05/08/2012 11:56:12 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    National Post ^ | 5-8-12 | Andreas Rinke and Noah Barkin
    BERLIN — Leading German politicians warned Greece on Tuesday that the country would not receive a cent more aid unless it fulfills all the conditions of its international bailout. An election on Sunday in Greece failed to deliver a parliamentary majority for the two big pro-bailout parties, plunging the country into political limbo and increasing the risk that another vote may be required to resolve the impasse. On Tuesday, the leader of the Left Coalition party, which benefited from rising anger over austerity to take second place in Sunday’s poll, declared Greece’s policy pledges under its EU/IMF rescue null and...
  • Local Election Sites Seeing Light Turnout (Indiana)

    05/08/2012 11:42:02 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    IBJ ^ | 5-8-12 | IBJ Staff and Associated Press
    Indiana will get a new look in Washington, D.C., next year, but how dramatic a facelift hinges largely on whether Republican Sen. Richard Lugar, the state's dominant political figure, survives a bruising challenge from the right. Marion County Clerk Beth White said she expects voter turnout for the Tuesday primary to be about 20 percent, much lower than the 37-percent participation in the 2008 primary. Without a presidential primary this time around, Democrats don’t feel as much urgency to vote, White said. For Republicans, the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Richard Lugar and Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock is by far...
  • Four reasons Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign had a bad week

    05/08/2012 11:20:01 AM PDT · by Utah Girl · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/8/2012 | Jeff Greenfield
    If you don’t believe rigid mathematical formulas can tell you who will win a presidential election — and I don’t — you should be even more dubious about hunches divined from a stray incident or two. So why do I have the feeling that just such an incident--OK, make it four--made last week a very bad one for President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects? Because they connect to much bigger problems that go to the heart of the Obama campaign’s arguments for a second term. Moreover, the time to repair these problems is rapidly running out. Let’s take the first event,...
  • Tea Party Fights for Conservatism in Indiana

    05/08/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's start with Indiana today and the Republican primary there. There's a lot of teachable moments in this story. A piece here from The Daily Caller. "Why a Mourdock Win Could Ignite a Conservative Spark." Now, it's a headline, and let's leave the headline alone for a second. I have a problem with the headline. I don't think conservatism needs a spark. Other people might disagree with me, but I think conservatism is on fire. I think this spark business, everybody's assuming here that the Tea Party is dormant because they didn't have a candidate in the...
  • Issa to Holder: You can still avoid contempt if you give up Fast and Furious documents

    05/08/2012 11:10:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/07/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A spokeswoman for House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder could still avoid the contempt of Congress proceedings on the horizon — if he cooperates with the congressional subpoena he's thus far failed to comply with. "The Justice Department can still avoid contempt," Issa spokeswoman Becca Watkins told TheDC. "They need to pledge their cooperation and stop stonewalling on critical documents outlined by the committee in the draft contempt report."Watkins said those "critical documents" include "what high ranking officials knew about Fast and Furious and when they knew it, information about...
  • RNC official: Romney’s “still deciding what his position on immigration is”

    05/08/2012 10:59:46 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    HotAir ^ | Tuesday May 8, 2012
    The Republican National Committee attempted to walk back a potentially bruising botched response Tuesday after an official said Mitt Romney is still making up his mind on immigration. “As a candidate, to my understanding, he’s still deciding what his position on immigration is,” said Bettina Inclan, the RNC’s director of Hispanic outreach… Within minutes, as Inclan’s comments started spreading on Twitter, RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski stepped in and said Inclan’s comments had been misconstrued. “We never said the governor is still deciding on immigration,” said Kukowski. “I want to make sure we are exponentially clear.”
  • Cher doesn’t want to breathe the same air as Romney ~ tea bagger masters’

    05/08/2012 10:48:43 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 46 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | Twitchy Staff
    If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters
  • Obama still tops Romney by seven in Ohio

    05/08/2012 10:37:12 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 13 replies
    PPP ^ | 5/8/2012 | Tom Jensen
    Raleigh, N.C. – When PPP last polled Ohio a little over four months ago, Mitt Romney trailed President Obama by seven points. He has not made up any ground since, and the apparent establishment choice for his running mate, the state’s freshman Sen. Rob Portman, would not help him to catch up much.
  • Maine GOP delegates face challenge

    05/08/2012 10:23:14 AM PDT · by Sopater · 5 replies
    Kennebec Herald ^ | May 08, 2012 | COLIN WOODARD
    As many as 21 of Maine's 24 delegates to this year's Republican National Convention could be barred from participating if national party officials determine that selection rules were violated at the state convention in Augusta this weekend. Supporters of presidential candidate Ron Paul seized control of the two-day convention, electing the chairman and 20 national convention delegates who are loyal to their candidate. Backers of Mitt Romney, whose top attorney attended the event, have said the delegate selection process was unsound, claiming numerous violations of state party rules. Charles Cragin, a Romney supporter who lost a bid to chair the...
  • Delta Pulls Ads From ‘Daily Show’ Over 'Vagina Manger'

    05/08/2012 10:18:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5-7-12 | Fox News
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue declared an early victory in his campaign against the Daily Show for a joke about a "vagina manger," after Delta Airlines pulled its advertising from the program. Donohue also pledged in a press release to continue his campaign. His next target: Kellogg's, whose executives can expect to receive photographs of the obscene stunt. Delta spokeswoman Leslie Parker confirmed to BuzzFeed that the airline pulled its advertising last week. Parker said that "We are constantly evaluating our advertising strategy and at this time no longer advertise during The Daily Show," and denied that the decision had...
  • Biden: U.S. Was “The Problem” On Iran [And Biden blamed the Bush Administration for the foreign..]

    05/08/2012 9:56:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Biden: U.S. Was “The Problem” On Iran Says within two years “my bet is Ahmedinijad is gone.” posted May 8, 2012 12:05pm EDT Zeke Miller BuzzFeed Staff Vice President Joe Biden offered a sharp defense of President Barack Obama's friendship to Israel and leadership in preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons in remarks to a Jewish group in Atlanta today. And Biden blamed the Bush Administration for the foreign policy challenges Obama inherited — specifically the lack of international pressure on Iran. "When we took office... we were the problem," he said. "We were diplomatically isolated in the world, in...
  • Gov. Christie's approval rate highest ever amongst N.J. residents

    05/08/2012 9:41:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 05/08/2012 | By Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau
    TRENTON — Fifty-six percent of New Jersey voters approve of Gov. Chris Christie, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll this morning. That’s Christie's highest ever rating in a Fairleigh Dickinson poll. “It’s hard to imagine that a minority party governor could really do much better,” said poll director Peter Woolley. “Unless maybe he runs into a burning building and rescues an old lady. But that trick has been taken.” Thirty-three percent of voters disapprove of Christie. The poll also found 50 percent of voters think the state is headed in the right direction, while 41 percent say it’s...
  • Rasmussen: Three-Way Race: Romney 44%, Obama 39%, Ron Paul 13%

    05/08/2012 9:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 05/08/2012
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul appears more interested in influencing the direction of the Republican Party than in running as an independent presidential candidate. But perhaps Democrats should be careful what they wish for: Even if Mitt Romney’s remaining GOP challenger should run as a third party candidate, new Rasmussen Reports surveying finds Romney the winner of a three-way race. The latest national telephone survey shows that 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think Paul should run as a third party candidate. Sixty-one percent (61%) disagree, but 13% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The national survey...
  • Edwards donor says he told Obama camp about affair

    05/08/2012 9:33:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    google.com ^ | 5/8/12 | AP
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A onetime donor to John Edwards testified Tuesday that he warned the campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 to look closely at rumors about the former North Carolina senator's infidelity before it considered offering him any position in the administration.
  • Romney: 'I'll take a lot of credit' for auto industry success

    05/08/2012 9:32:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    Democrats and Republicans have slammed Mitt Romney for his 2008 view that Detroit should "go bankrupt," but the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said Monday his views played a big part in the auto industry's recovery. "I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back," Romney told WEWS-TV in Cleveland. Speaking after a campaign stop at a metal stamping facility in nearby Euclid, Romney said the industry needed to enter a "managed bankruptcy" process in order to fully recover – and that was what eventually helped American automakers get back on their feet.
  • How the West Is Spending Its Way to Tyranny

    05/08/2012 9:10:09 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    There has been much talk about how Arab Spring “democracy” will allow the rise of Islamist parties and thus devolve into tyranny. What is seldom discussed, however, is how the vaunted Western republics that lecture the world on the finer points of freedom are heading toward the same fate. While there are many reasons for this, an easily grasped one is exemplified by Sunday's elections in France and Greece. Upset about austerity, voters in the former elected their second socialist President in history, Francois Hollande; as for Greece, while no party received enough votes to govern unilaterally, an unprecedented showing...
  • Pelosi Statement on President Obama’s Congressional ‘To Do List’ to Create Jobs

    05/08/2012 9:02:41 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Pelosi Statement on President Obama’s Congressional ‘To Do List’ to Create Jobs May 08, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after President Obama called on Congress to act on a 'to do list' that will create jobs at home, strengthen our manufacturing base, invest in clean energy jobs, and help restore the economic security of middle class families, homeowners, entrepreneurs, and veterans: “President Obama’s ‘to do list’ shines a bright light on the failure of the House Republicans to address middle class economic security – the ability to get a job, start and...
  • VIRGINIA RACE MOB ATTACK: Fox's Watters Enters Projects, Confronts Editor

    05/08/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 25 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | May 7 | Staff
    Last week THE FACTOR reported on a bias assault in Norfolk that left two newspaper reporters injured. Shortly after 11:00 p.m. on April 14th, 26 year-old Marjon Rostami and 31-year-old David Forster were coming home from the theater when someone threw a rock at their vehicle. Mr. Forster got out to affront the assailant and was set upon by approximately five African-American young men who beat him. The thugs then attacked Ms. Rostami as a crowd of about 30 surrounded the vehicle and witnessed the assault. Hysterical, Miss Rostami called 911 and the police arrived. The initial police report described...