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  • The New Swing States - video at link

    05/25/2012 8:51:00 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 2 replies
    Add PA, MN, NJ, WA to the list?
  • Forget Bain ó Obamaís public-equity record is the real scandal

    05/25/2012 8:34:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2012 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Despite a growing backlash from his fellow Democrats, President Obama has doubled down on his attacks on Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital. But the strategy could backfire in ways Obama did not anticipate. After all, if Romney’s record in private equity is fair game, then so is Obama’s record in public equity — and that record is not pretty. Since taking office, Obama has invested billions of taxpayer dollars in private businesses, including as part of his stimulus spending bill. Many of those investments have turned out to be unmitigated disasters — leaving in their wake bankruptcies, layoffs, criminal...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 25, 2012

    05/25/2012 8:28:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 153 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 25, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Soros Funded Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Whose 'Job' Is Terrorizing Bloggers Into Silence

    05/25/2012 8:26:04 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 25, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Be prepared to enter an alternate universe bizarre beyond any stretch of what you thought even possible. And then keep reading, because this may be one of the most important exposes published on The Blaze to date. It will explain in frightening detail what it means to speak the truth at the expense of losing all you hold dear. And will reveal how easy it has been for one convicted domestic terrorist ó backed by George Soros and Barbara Streisand alike ó to use the U.S. legal system, as well as less desirable channels, to silence those who have dared...
  • Exclusive Audio: 'Progressive' Meghan McCain, January 2010: 'Tea Party Fringe' will Fizzle

    05/25/2012 8:22:50 AM PDT · by bigbob · 11 replies ^ | 5-25-12 | Meredith Dake
    Meghan McCain went on MSNBC's "Politics Nation" with Al Sharpton to whine about how Republicans don't like her because she's a "moderate Republican." "Many people in the Republican party treat me like I'm a freak... mutant," she lamented. She claimed that an extremist, hateful far-right excludes her because of all of her hip, young, moderate views. She shared Sharpton's view that she represents a new voting block of young women who won't be interested in the "scary" party that has developed. But Meghan McCain hasn't always been a "moderate" Republican. In January 2010, she was a "progressive" one.
  • Motley Crue bassist is over Obama

    05/25/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT · by no dems · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | May 7, 2012 | Caitlin McDevitt
    Nikki Sixx of MŲtley CrŁe isnít feeling good about President Obama anymore. The heavy metal bandís bassist was an Obama supporter but now says POTUS has been a disappointment. Knocking Obama for keeping up with celebrities, Sixx tweeted on Saturday, ďOur president is commenting on Kanye, having Lindsey at his party and failing our economy. I used to believe in him but it's time for change!Ē
  • Carney: Obama Fiscal Restraint (What A Joke!!!)

    05/25/2012 7:49:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 25, 2012 | Fritz Pfister
    The WSJ MarketWatch said: ďSales of existing homes rose 3.4% in April and distressed activity tapered off as the slow housing market recovery took further root.Ē More like a root canal. Home sales still languish well below a healthy level of six and one half million at an annualized rate of 4.62 million. Then the home builders reported new home sales were up 3.3% to a pace of 343,000 when 750,000 is considered healthy. Yes sir, theyíre closing back in on the 1.5 million highs! Why such a snailís pace of improvement? Michelle Meyer U.S. economist for Bank of America...
  • Senate Dems Ready for 'Paycheck Fairness Act' Fight (Lilly Ledbetter redux.)

    05/25/2012 7:46:20 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 11 replies ^ | May 24, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    After the Lilly Ledbetter Act passed in Congress and was signed into law, President Obama and Senate Democrats were self-congratulatory. We passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- the first bill I signed -- so that equal pay for equal work is a reality all across this country," Obama said, praising himself and his colleagues. "We are very proud of legislation we have passed Ö to guarantee gender pay equity with the Lilly Ledbetter law," Democratic senator Ben Cardin said, offering himself and Democrats more praise. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, also a Democrat, likewise offered congratulations to herself: "I am...
  • Whites Are Minority in Texas: Texas officially a 'Majority-Minority' State

    05/25/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 61 replies
    Houston News/Michael Berry Show ^ | May 25, 2012 | KTRH staff
    With more than half the population being a non-white 55.2 percent, Texas joins New Mexico, California, Hawaii, and Washington D.C. with a "majority-minority" status, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Majority-minority is a legal term used to describe a U.S. state that has a racial composition of less than 50 percent white. The Census Bureau defines individuals who are considered 'white' as non-Hispanics who have family origins in Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz grilled on CNN

    05/25/2012 7:41:32 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | May 25th 2012 | MJ LEE
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz found herself under fire Friday for President Barack Obamaís attacks against Mitt Romneyís record at Bain Capital, as the DNC chairwoman was grilled during an appearance on CNN about the ďhypocrisyĒ of the presidentís campaign strategy. ďWhy is it not hypocrisy for the president to take campaign donations from private equity when heís attacking private equity and making that a central part of his campaign?Ē CNNís Christine Romans asked the Florida congresswoman. Wasserman Schultz shot back, ďThatís not just comparing apples and oranges. Itís comparing apples and coconuts.Ē ďAccepting a contribution from a particular person involved...
  • George F. Will: Diversity politics trips up campaign to reclaim Ted Kennedyís Senate seat

    05/25/2012 7:38:37 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | May 25th 2012 | George F. Will
    Blond, blue-eyed Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor is seeking to regain Ted Kennedyís old Massachusetts Senate for the Democrats and who cites ďfamily loreĒ that she is 1/32nd Cherokee, was inducted into Oklahomaís Hall of Fame last year. Her biography on says she ďcan track both sides of her family in Oklahoma long before statehoodĒ (1907) and ďshe proudly tells everyone she encounters that she is Ďan Okie to my toes.íĒ It does not mention any Cherokee great-great-great-grandmother. A DVD of the induction ceremony shows that neither Warren nor anyone else mentioned this. The kerfuffle that has earned Warren...
  • Another Obamacare Debacle

    05/25/2012 7:11:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 25, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    The Affordable Care Act Ė aka: ObamaCare Ė contained an "incentive" for Small Business Owners who did not provide health care insurance for their employees to add the benefit. Like much of the rest of the legislation that the Democrats just had to pass so we could find out what was in it, that provision appears to be yet another bust. With their rose-colored glasses on the Obama Administration projected that 4 million small business owners would take the bait and start providing health care insurance benefits for their workers. The government run Small Business Administration's estimate was a tad...
  • The ĎGay Marriageí Spin

    05/25/2012 7:04:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 25, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    The American people are not stupid. Recently President Obama announced he‚Äôd discovered a new conviction in favor of homosexual ‚Äėmarriage‚ÄĚ (conveniently timed to maximize his standing at a $15 million Hollywood fundraiser among the liberal glitterati). It was nothing more than a blatant attempt to fire up his base, particularly young liberal and independent voters: if they don‚Äôt vote, Obama loses big-time. But the American people are not buying into his pandering. A CBS/ New York Times poll found that 67% of all Americans believe Obama‚Äôs announcement was ‚Äúmostly for political reasons.‚ÄĚ Just 24% thought his decision came ‚Äúmostly because...
  • Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Which President Is the Biggest Spender of All?

    05/25/2012 6:58:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | May 25, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchelll
    A financial columnist named Rex Nutting recently triggered a firestorm of controversy by claiming that Barack Obama is not a big spender. Hereís the chart he prepared, which certainly seems to indicate that Obama is a fiscal conservative. Not only that, it shows that Republicans generally are the big spenders, while Democrats are frugal with other peopleís money.In some ways, these numbers donít surprise me. Iíve explained before that Bush bears a lot of blame for the big expansion in the burden of government this century, and Iíve specifically pointed out that he deserves the blame for most of the...
  • Filings raise more questions on Warrenís ethnic claims

    05/25/2012 6:35:56 AM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    Boston Fishwrap ^ | 5/25/12 | Carmichael
    Elizabeth Warren has not proven she has a Native American ancestor, instead saying she based her belief on family lore. US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has said she was unaware that Harvard Law School had been promoting her purported Native American heritage until she read about it in a newspaper several weeks ago. But for at least six straight years during Warrenís tenure, Harvard University reported in federally mandated diversity statistics that it had a Native American woman in its senior ranks at the law school. According to both Harvard officials and federal guidelines, those statistics are almost always based...
  • Overreach by Unions in Wisconsin

    05/25/2012 6:34:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | May 25, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    The Wisconsin recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker is not going quite like the unions and the Democratic Party expected. Back in 2011, many pundits thought that the governor had overreached when he took on public employee unions, restricting -- though not eliminating -- collective bargaining rights. But he did so because he inherited a state in dire financial shape with a deficit of $3.6 billion and public employee pensions and benefits that threatened to bankrupt the state. When a Republican-controlled legislature tried to pass legislation to rein in the abuses, Democratic representatives literally fled the state to...
  • Hillary for Spare Tire

    05/25/2012 6:20:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | May 25, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    Hillary Clinton has gone through more reincarnations than Shirley MacLaine, who insists that when she was a Moorish girl in the ninth century, she had an affair with Charlemagne. Hillary has no such exotic tales in her past -- Bubba is exotic enough -- but she has gone through a number of roles for women who no longer stay home and bake cookies. She was not content to stay home to be a first lady, and was perceived as a "co-president" before her disastrous scheme for reforming health care put a humiliating end to that. She was elected senator from...
  • Justices Uphold Retrials Even After Juries Reject Charges [Women on SCOTUS vote to free baby killer]

    05/25/2012 6:08:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/25/12 | Adam Liptak
    The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a criminal defendant may be retried even though the jury in his first trial had unanimously rejected the most serious charges against him. The vote was 6 to 3, with the justices split over whether the constitutional protection against double jeopardy barred such reprosecutions.
  • Romney Woos Senator Rand Paul

    05/25/2012 6:00:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/25/2012 | Robert Costa
    Sources close to Senator Rand Paul tell National Review Online that Paul and Mitt Romney had a private meeting on Wednesday. Details of the topics discussed are hazy, but Paul ó the son of Texas congressman (and presidential candidate) Ron Paul ó reportedly found the meeting productive. The one-on-one conversation in the nationís capital lasted 30 minutes. Sources say the tone was cordial but it wasnít meant to be an exchange of pleasantries. The Kentucky Republican focused his questions on policy. Senator Paul is one of the GOPís rising stars. Many of his fatherís followers are wary of Romney, the...
  • 'Austerity' Talk Is Just Political Cover for More Government Spending

    05/25/2012 5:59:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | May 25, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    President Obama, new French President Francois Hollande and other political leaders have called for less "austerity" as a way to help the troubled economies on both sides of the Atlantic. That's the polite way of saying they want more government spending and larger deficits. But U.S. voters have a fundamentally different view. Sixty-one percent believe that cutting government spending is what those ailing European economies need. Just 20 percent agree with the political leaders. Not surprisingly, American voters think that the same prescription is needed closer to home. Most believe cuts in government spending help the economy and an increase...