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  • Politico: That 'Only' Half of Americans Can Recite Obama's 'Private Sector Is Doing Fine'

    06/22/2012 8:26:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    News ^ | June 22, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    A June 16-18 poll (at Page 25) reported that 47% of Americans in a sample of 1,000 U.S. citizens 18 and over had heard or heard about President Barack Obama's June 8 claim that "the private sector is doing fine." The reaction of John Sides, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University, as picked up by Byron Tau at the Politico, is that this "low" percentage shows that "even after national headlines, some kinds of stories just don’t register to busy Americans who have more things to do than follow every jot and...
  • Can George Zimmerman get a fair trial in Sanford?

    06/22/2012 8:04:57 PM PDT · by Jaded · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/22/12 | Liz Goodwin
    The case of Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and the unarmed teen he claims he shot in self-defense has dominated 24-hour cable news shows, drawn a public statement from President Barack Obama, and sparked protests around the country. Given this (now somewhat cooling) media frenzy, will it be possible for Zimmerman's legal team to seat 12 Sanford-area jurors who have not already formed their opinion about the case? Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara seems to think not. After his client was charged in April, O'Mara said in a press conference that he doesn't think Zimmerman can get a fair trial, but...
  • Ed Schultz Loves Fast and Furious Scandal Because 'It Keeps the Focus Off the Economy'

    06/22/2012 7:52:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    News ^ | June 22, 2012 | Jack Coleman
    Rock 'em sock 'em liberal Ed Schultz continues doing his darndest to unintentionally help conservatives by the simple act of opening his mouth and letting words spill out. On his radio show yesterday, Schultz finally caught up with the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal that's been brewing for 18 months since the murder of border agent Brian Terry (audio clips after page break). Unlike other leftists in the media intent on keeping their distance from Fast and Furious as if from a stench, the ever-optimistic Schultz sees a silver lining to the fatally flawed program (audio) -- It always takes...
  • MSNBC's Martin Bashir Uses Bullying of School Bus Monitor to Attack GOP

    06/22/2012 7:37:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    News ^ | June 22, 2012 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Once again MSNBC's Martin Bashir has shown he is nothing more than a liberal hack disguising himself as a journalist.  One would think that a panel discussion about the vicious bullying of an elderly bus monitor would unite all the members in a moment of apolitical discussion and condemnation of same, but sadly, that was not MSNBC viewers got when they tuned in during the 12 p.m. Eastern hour of programming today. During a segment on Now with Alex Wagner, Bashir saw the bullying of the upstate New York woman, Karen Klein, as the perfect opportunity to trash GOP politicians. ...
  • Sorry, Washington Post, Romney didnt get rich moving U.S. jobs overseas

    06/22/2012 7:21:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    AEI ^ | June 22,2012 | James Pethokoukis
    <p>But the WaPo seems more than a little fuzzy about the basics of how international business works and the difference between outsourcing and offshoring.</p> <p>Or maybe this was a story just too politically juicy to properly check.</p> <p>But whatever the reason, WaPo Worlds version of Romneys business career at Bain Capital may not correspond with reality, via a source familiar with Bains activities as well as a detailed analysis of the piece.</p>
  • Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    06/22/2012 7:20:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies ^ | June 2012 | FNS
    A controversy over an anti-racism campaign some local critics say is itself racist is roiling the Iron Range city of Duluth, Minn. The Un-Fair Campaign addresses what it calls white privilege with billboards, posters and online videos assigning guilt to people with taglines like, Is white skin really fair skin? and I am a white man. Thats unfair. The ads are plastered across a city where 90 percent of the population is Caucasian. The campaign aims to raise awareness about white privilege in our community, provide resources for understanding and action, and facilitate dialogue and partnership that result in fundamental,...
  • Everyones a Racist

    06/22/2012 7:07:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2012 | Ian Tuttle
    ‘Here’s a little secret,” Keith Olbermann told viewers in 2010. “When racist white guys get together and they don’t want to be caught using any of the popular epithets that are in use every day in this country about black people . . . the racist white guys resort to euphemisms and code words.”At least Olbermann acknowledged that not all white people are racist; but three and a half years into the first “post-racial” presidency, one might get that impression. Take the list Olbermann enumerated on air: “Cocky, flippant, punk, and especially, arrogant.” Last week, Congressional Black Caucus executive...
  • Obama Asks You to Give Him Your Friends Birthday, Anniversary, or Wedding Gifts

    06/22/2012 6:57:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 57 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | June 22, 2012 | Bert Atkinson Jr.
    What better way to honor your friends special day than to throw money towards a campaign that once promised Hope and Change that never came? Ugh
  • Rielle Hunter on Edwards' Affair: 'I Believed I Could Help Him' ["Intensity Like A Rock Concert"]

    06/22/2012 6:37:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    ABCNews ^ | June 22, 2012 | NATASHA SINGH and ALICE GOMSTYN
    Rielle Hunter on Edwards' Affair: 'I Believed I Could Help Him' Rielle Hunter, John Edwards' former mistress, talks to ABC News' Chris Cuomo on ABC News. By NATASHA SINGH and ALICE GOMSTYN June 22, 2012 Why did Rielle Hunter accept an invitation from John Edwards, a married man, to join him in his hotel room one fateful day in 2006? "I went there because I believed I could help him," Hunter told "20/20's" Chris Cuomo in an exclusive interview. Hunter reveals the details of her first meeting with the then-presidential candidate and the six-year affair that became the biggest political...
  • Dems: At Bain, Romney was a pioneer in outsourcing jobs overseas

    06/22/2012 6:16:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot ^ | June 22, 2012 | Erika Johnson
    Ughh. It sickens me that our country’s leaders are thusly engaged in such damaging, cheap populism. The Washington Post just wheeled out a new report, detailing how “Romney’s Bain Capital invested in companies that moved jobs overseas.” Am I imagining it, or is anybody else detecting a gentle hint that we’re supposed to believe that this is necessarily a bad thing? Mitt Romney’s financial company, Bain Capital, invested in a series of firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India.During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively...
  • Fast and Furious investigation started with agent's death [ MSM runs catch up piece for liberals]

    06/22/2012 5:39:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21 2012 | CNN
    Here is a timeline of some of the events in the Fast and Furious investigation: December 14, 2010: Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry is killed in the Arizona desert. Two guns found at the site are later linked to the ATF Fast and Furious program. January 2011: Congress begins asking questions about the ATF program. February 4, 2011: Responding to an inquiry from Sen. Charles Grassley, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich writes that top officials had only recently learned about the ATF gun-running program, but that nothing improper was done in the operation. Weich also asserts that any allegation...
  • U.S. Senate passes farm bill, but Tester's Sportsmen's Act removed

    06/22/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Missoulian and ap ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rob Chaney and JIM ABRAMS
    Sen. Jon Tester was not allowed to bring an amendment inserting his Sportsmens Act of 2012 into the bill. That bill combined 20 Democratic and Republican bills for improving hunter access to public lands, funding shooting ranges, and supporting fish and bird habitat programs. It was among about 300 proposed amendments that Senate leaders pared down to 70. ... The bipartisanship seen in the Senate may be less evident in the House, where conservatives are certain to resist the bills costs, particularly for food stamps. Food stamp spending has doubled in the past five years, and beneficiaries have grown from...
  • Gillibrands Challengers

    06/22/2012 5:37:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2012 | Harry Graver
    America loves its underdogs. And New York Republicans have to choose among three of them — attorney Wendy Long, congressman Bob Turner, and comptroller George Maragos, who are all vying for the Republican nomination and the long-shot chance to oust an incumbent Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.Recent polls have shown the senator’s lead over her three potential opponents to range between 33 and 42 points. This makes sense. In New York, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans two to one, and no Republican has won statewide office since George Pataki was elected to his third term as governor in 2002.To boot,...
  • [] We Beat Romney

    06/22/2012 1:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    E-Mail from some basement | June 22, 2012 | Justin Ruben
    This past week, we tried a new grassroots strategy to take on Mitt Romney. And it worked, better than we could have ever dreamed! Right now, President Obama is sinking in the polls, and the race looks very tough. But the more people know about Mitt Romney's economic planstax breaks for millionaires, layoffs and cutbacks for the rest of usthe less support he gets. That's why we're launching a huge program to make sure that swing voters realize that Romney isn't just some rich guy who happens to be running for officehe's running to raid America for the 1%. Our...
  • Obama to Hispanics on immigrants: I see my kids

    06/22/2012 5:09:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    AP ^ | June 22, 2012 | JIM KUHNHENN
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama, in a strikingly personal appeal, renewed his call for an overhaul of America's immigration laws before a supportive Latino audience Friday. He portrayed rival Mitt Romney as an obstacle to measures that would give young illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
  • Texas US Senator Debate: Cruz vs. Dewhurst (8PM CDT Live Thread)

    06/22/2012 5:02:42 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 93 replies
    KERA News ^ | 6/22/12
    Republican candidates in the highly-anticipated Texas U.S. Senate race will square off in The Texas Debates: Race for U.S. Senate on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 8:00 pm CDT. The live debate between Ted Cruz, former Texas Solicitor General, and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will be broadcast to millions on television, radio and the Internet. Live Streaming on:C-SPAN12newsnowand others at the link.Candidate Websites:Ted CruzDavid Dewhurst
  • Ryan Being Vetted for VP

    06/22/2012 4:38:54 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 76 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Im reliably informed that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Budget Committee chairman, has submitted paperwork to the Romney campaign. Sources confirm that he is being vetted for the vice-presidential nomination. Ryan, one of the GOPs brightest young stars, is clearly a favorite of Romney allies. But some top Republican officials are wary of plucking him from the House, where he is the partys most influential voice on fiscal issues. Earlier this week, Romney campaigned with Ryan in Janesville, Wis., Ryans hometown. Ryan previously stumped for Romney in late March and early April, ahead of Wisconsins Republican presidential primary.
  • Another sign Dems are writing off Obama

    06/22/2012 4:28:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The grown-ups in the Democratic Party are looking beyond what they anticipate will be Barack Obama's single term, and positioning themselves to survive the aftermath. How else to explain the words of "Obama surrogate" Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Hillary Clinton acolyte? Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon reports: A top Obama surrogate said the president will not have to worry about a swooning media or crowds overcome by fainting spells in 2012. "The media and the population saw him as this transformative figure [in 2008]; he was the first...
  • Poll to FReep:Which presidential candidate has a better economic plan?

    06/22/2012 4:03:41 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-22-2012 | Washington Post
    Poll asks if Obama or Romney has a better economic plan.
  • The Obama event registry [Obama wants your wedding and birthday gifts]

    06/22/2012 3:10:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies ^ | June 22, 2012
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