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  • Ron Paul: No, I won't be endorsing Romney any time soon".

    05/10/2012 10:20:08 AM PDT · by RitaOK · 28 replies ^ | May 9, 2012 | Ed Morissey
    Larry Kudlow asks the most pertinent question about Ron Paul’s continuing efforts on the campaign trail after Mitt Romney has all but wrapped up the GOP nomination, which is what Paul hopes to accomplish by continuing to contest it. Paul says he’s not ready to follow Rick Santorum’s lead by endorsing Romney in the near future … and why should he? He’s raising money with a low burn rate, grabbing enough delegates to have the party establishment worried, and putting himself in position to force some policy changes in the party platform. Ron Paul is having the time of his...

    05/10/2012 9:54:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    Today, as part of the Obama Administration’s unprecedented government-wide regulatory review, the White House announced five final rules that will save nearly $6 billion in the next five years by eliminating outdated requirements and unjustified costs. To ensure that the federal government continues this important work, the President also signed a new Executive Order today, making it a continuing obligation of our government to scrutinize rules on the books to see if they really make sense. Today’s announcements mark an important milestone in the ambitious regulatory “lookback” that President Obama ordered in 2011 to cut through unnecessary red tape while...
  • Michael Barone: Reelection Is Not Inevitable

    05/10/2012 9:52:29 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 10, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Just as the political air is filled with talk of the inevitability of Barack Obama’s reelection — we are told that the kids at his Chicago headquarters are brimming with confidence — in come some poll numbers showing him behind.Not by anything statistically significant, mind you. But when you get the Gallup and Rasmussen tracking polls and the Politico/George Washington University Battleground poll all showing Mitt Romney leading Obama by one point, an Obama victory seems far from inevitable.These results came in at a time when the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls shows 50 percent expressing favorable...
  • Rasmussen: Wisconsin Recall Election: Walker 50%, Barrett 45%

    05/10/2012 9:24:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 05/10/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Embattled Republican Governor Scott Walker holds a five-point lead over his newly nominated Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in Wisconsin’s special recall election. A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey shows that 50% of the state’s Likely Voters prefer Walker while 45% choose Barrett. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate and another two percent (2%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Wisconsin was conducted on May 9, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for...
  • Romney Scolds Reporter: 'Aren't There' Important Issues 'You'd Like to Talk About? Economy? Jobs?'

    05/10/2012 9:20:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    News Busters ^ | 5-10-2012 | Noel Sheppard
    With the economy stalling and unemployment stubbornly above eight percent, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is getting sick and tired of answering questions about social issues. On Wednesday, when he was barraged with questions about such earth-shattering issues as legalizing marijuana and in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants, Romney scolded his interviewer, "Aren't there issues of significance that you'd like to talk about? The economy? The growth of jobs? The need to put people back to work? The challenges of Iran?" (video follows with commentary):
  • Democratic sources: Obama aides annoyed with Biden

    05/10/2012 9:17:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Democratic sources: Obama aides annoyed with Biden Posted by CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin Washington (CNN) - Multiple top Democrats said Thursday the president's senior aides are deeply annoyed with Vice President Joe Biden for forcing the conversation on same-sex marriage. One source said Biden has, in the past, counseled the president against announcing support for same-sex marriage - making the circumstances that much more frustrating. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker Biden made comments supporting such unions during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" that aired Sunday, seemingly forcing the issue to the forefront of...
  • House to Eric Holder: Stop lying to us

    05/10/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House Wednesday evening voted overwhelmingly to prevent the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to lie to Congress. The vote came in a Wednesday evening series of amendments to a bill, H.R. 5326, funding the Justice Department for 2013. Members approved the language in a 381-41 vote; all 41 "no" votes came from Democrats, although 142 Democrats voted with Republicans in support of the amendment. The vote reflects the ongoing frustration Republicans — and apparently some Democrats — have with Attorney General Eric Holder. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) offered the novel funding limitation amendment earlier in the day. The amendment...
  • Breaking: Romney apologizes for high-school pranks

    05/10/2012 8:50:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 183 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Thankfully, our long national nightmare is over: Mitt Romney apologized on Thursday morning for pranks he helped orchestrate in high school that he said “might have gone too far,” including an incident in which he pinned down a fellow student and cut his hair.The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was responding to an article published a few hours earlier by The Washington Post documenting the episode with first-hand accounts from Romney’s classmates.“Back in high school, I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that,” Romney said in a live radio interview...
  • Obama: Biden Gay Marriage Comments Had Nothing to Do With My Announcement

    05/10/2012 8:46:53 AM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies ^ | 5/10/12 | Katie Pavlich
    As you probably know by now, President Obama has admitted he supports same sex marriage. Obama's admission came yesterday after his Vice President Joe Biden, spilled the beans over the weekend about where the administration stands on the issue. Now, Obama is trying to claim he was going to "come out in support" of gay marriage eventually before the election anyway, despite Biden upstaging him over the weekend. President Barack Obama says he'd already decided to come out for gay marriage before Vice President Joe Biden publicly endorsed it. Obama tells ABC in an interview that he wasn't worried about...
  • Governor Sarah Palin Endorses Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate

    05/10/2012 8:27:36 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Ted Cruz ^ | Thursday May 10, 2012
    AUSTIN—Just four days before the start of early voting in the Texas Senate primary, the Ted Cruz campaign announced the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin. In response to a letter from Ted Cruz, Governor Sarah Palin wrote: “We’re proud to join conservatives in Texas and throughout the nation in supporting your campaign to become the next Senator from the Lone Star State.” "Your conservative principles, passionate defense of our Constitution and our free market system come at a time when these cornerstones of our freedom and prosperity are under attack,” Governor Palin added. “Our shared...
  • New Hampshire Legislature Passes Resolution to Stand with Arizona and SB1070

    05/10/2012 8:23:27 AM PDT · by montag813 · 4 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-10-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Thank you, Granite State! The New Hampshire Senate yesterday joined the House in passing a resolution (full text below) proclaiming that "the state of New Hampshire fully supports the State of Arizona’s right to protect its borders and citizens" by passing its immigration law S.B. 1070. The resolution's path to passage was very contentious, with opponents testifying hysterically against it in both chambers, and Democrats trying all manner of procedural gimmicks to try and derail it - all in vain. House Concurrent Resolution 2 (HCR2) passed the Senate 15-9 last evening after slapping down an...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, May 10, 2012

    05/10/2012 8:22:33 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 59 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 05/10/2012 | 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...
  • Obama backs same-sex marriage, fires up both sides

    05/10/2012 8:09:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/10/12 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    President Obama's historic move Wednesday to support same-sex marriage could ripple all the way to the November election, helping unite his liberal base while threatening to ignite evangelical voters who have yet to commit to presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, political experts said. But while the public debate over same-sex marriage has sparked explosive political clashes in the past, observers on both sides said it is unlikely to be a game-changer this year, when the economy is the top issue for most voters. Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to support same-sex marriage Wednesday during an interview with ABC...
  • Game Over for the Climate (we're doomed, DOOMED, I tell you!)

    05/10/2012 8:09:06 AM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    New York Cage Liner ^ | 5/10/12 | Hansen
    GLOBAL warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in Rolling Stone in which he said that Canada would exploit the oil in its vast tar sands reserves “regardless of what we do.” If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate. [AIEEE! - Ed.] Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If we were to fully exploit this new oil source,...
  • Pro wrestler tells traditional marriage supporters: ‘Kill yourself,’ ‘Drink bleach’

    05/10/2012 7:56:22 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 61 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9 May 2012 | Ben Johnson
    STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT, May 9, 2012, ( – WWE wrestling superstar C.M. Punk strikes an aggressive pose inside the ring, but it seems he saved his hardest blows for supporters of the traditional family. On Monday, the grappler told his Twitter followers he opposed North Carolina’s constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, which passed in a landslide on Tuesday. One of his followers responded, “Man was meant for woman, and even the thought of homo’s make me sick.” Punk then replied, “Kill yourself.” He told another supporter of the nuclear family to “drink...
  • George Clooney's Obama Fundraiser Haul Could Hit Nearly $15 Million

    05/10/2012 7:53:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 05/09/2012 | by Tina Daunt
    Obama campaign sources involved with the planning and organizing of George Clooney's Thursday night fundraising dinner tell The Hollywood Reporter that the event will collect "just shy of $15 million" for the president's re-election bid. An official at the president's national campaign headquarters, however, declined to provide numbers for the event and flatly said that the $15 million figure was not accurate. "No one outside of this building knows what this event has raised online," the official said. "So be wary about any number you are hearing." The event at Clooney's Studio City home is being organized by DreamWorks Animation...
  • Slate Editor Does Not Buy Obama Gay Marriage 'Conversion'

    05/10/2012 7:51:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 10, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Do You Believe Obama Actually Changed His Mind About Gay Marriage?" That was the question posed in the title of a column written by Slate editor David Plotz. And here is his succinct answer: I don’t. In sharp contrast to the misty-eyed hallelujahs offered up by most of the mainstream media in the wake of President Obama's "evolution" to the point where he announced his support of gay marriage, Plotz remains extremely skeptical about his supposed conversion:
  • Petition on WH website to move DNC from NC

    05/10/2012 7:43:34 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 30 replies
    A petition has been created on the White House's website asking them to move the Democratic National Convention from North Carolina on account of the state voting to ban gay marriage. Here's a great opportunity to embarrass the DNC and Obama. Head on over and sign the petition (you need to create an account to do so, so be creative -- just like people are when they make donation's to O's campaign.)
  • Why does gay marriage keep losing at the ballot box? (WaPo writers asks and tries to explain)

    05/10/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/09/2012 | Rachel Weiner
    Gay marriage is increasingly accepted across the country. More Americans support gay marriage (47 percent) than oppose it (43 percent), according to a recent Pew survey. In 2004, 60 percent of Americans opposed it in Pew data. Only 8 percent were strongly in favor. In 2004, a majority did not support gay marriage in any state; by 2010, a majority did in 17. Yet 32 times since 1998, voters have gone to the polls and voted against gay marriage.* Thirty-eight states prohibit gay marriage in some fashion. Even in “blue” states like California, Oregon and Delaware, gay marriage bans stand....
  • State finds thousands of non-citizens on Florida voting rolls; will they prosecute?

    05/10/2012 7:21:19 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 41 replies ^ | May 10, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Fueling the debate over the pervasiveness of election fraud in Florida, a Miami Herald article Tuesday exposed the possibility that thousands of illegal votes have been cast by foreigners, particularly in South Florida. The Florida Division of Elections is already working to stem the problem, its spokesman told the Herald. For the past year, the division has joined forces with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to identify potential fraud by rooting out foreigners on the voting rolls, division spokesman Chris Cate said.