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  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 7-13-12

    07/13/2012 2:42:18 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies ^ | 7-13-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Obama Guts Welfare Reform (We know Why He Did This!!!)

    07/13/2012 2:34:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush ^ | July 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Barack Obama yesterday or the day before maybe (the days run together) gutted warfare reform. He just wrote it out of existence. He wrote out the work requirements for welfare. It's gone, with an executive command to Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, and whatever departments. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday the Obama administration issued a new directive stating that the traditional work requirements of the new welfare reform law back in 1996, those new work requirements, can be waived or overridden by a legal device called a waiver authority under the Social Security law. Welfare reform...
  • Romney to give television interviews today

    07/13/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/13/2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Mitt Romney will hold interviews today with ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and CNN that will run this evening, sources tell POLITICO. The network interviews, which will be taped later this afternoon, will air during the nightly news casts. Jon Karl will interview Romney for ABC; Peter Alexander for NBC; and Jan Crawford for CBS. Jim Acosta will interview Romney for CNN. Romney's tenure at Bain Capital, which was called into question again yesterday, and his vice presidential pick will almost certainly be topics of discussion.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Hey Hey it’s Ray Friday, July-13-2012

    07/13/2012 2:13:02 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 64 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • When political correctness collides with political correctness

    07/13/2012 1:59:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/13/2012 | Roger Hedgecock
    What happens when one politically correct notion collides with an opposite politically correct notion? Disastrous chaos if you’re the pessimistic type, but hilarious comedy if you’re an irony fan. Take the true story ( of British feminist journalist Cinnamon Heathcote-Drury. She was standing in line behind a Muslim couple at the supermarket check-out, incensed at the indifferent attitude of the Muslim husband as his hajib covered wife struggled to load their many groceries on the conveyor belt. Cinnamon confronted the husband, demanding to know why he didn’t help his poor wife with the groceries. When he ignored her, Cinnamon brushed...
  • Rice on June 26 on Becoming Romney's VP: 'I’m Saying There Is No Way That I Will Do This'

    07/13/2012 1:39:38 PM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/13/12 | Melanie Hunter
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reportedly been mentioned as front-running candidate to become Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, but Rice told “CBS This Morning” last month that there was “no way” she would run for vice president. On June 26, “CBS This Morning” host Charlie Rose asked Rice, “Let me bring this back full circle to politics we started at the retreat. Because of your speech, there has been some groundswell of enthusiasm about the possibility because of your experience, because of your sense of resonance with America that you might be the ideal...
  • Could Debbie Wasserman Schultz be Florida's next governor?

    07/13/2012 1:28:25 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 69 replies ^ | July 13, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    In an article published Friday by the Buzz, the idea of Debbie Wasserman Schultz running for Florida governor is said to be the subject of “intriguing chatter around some political circles in Washington DC.” The very thought of it strikes fear into many Florida conservatives.
  • NRA draws red line on UN arms treaty

    07/13/2012 12:56:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/12 | Julian Pecquet
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) warned the United Nations on Wednesday that the effort to craft international rules for weapons sales will go nowhere in Congress if it includes civilian arms. Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the powerful lobby group, said 58 senators have pledged to oppose the treaty if it covers civilian weapons, fearing an infringement of America’s gun rights. “I am here to announce NRA's strong opposition to anti-freedom policies that disregard American citizens' right to self-defense. No foreign influence has jurisdiction over the freedoms our Founding Fathers guaranteed to us,” LaPierre said at the UN Arms Trade...
  • 14 reasons why this is the worst Congress ever (barf alert)

    07/13/2012 12:41:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2012 at 8:00 am | Ezra Klein
    This week, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. On its own, such a vote would be unremarkable. Republicans control the House, they oppose President Obama’s health reform law, and so they voted to get rid of it. But here’s the punchline: This was the 32nd time they voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Holding that vote once makes sense. Republicans had promised that much during the 2010 campaign. But 32 times? If doing the same thing twice and expecting a different result makes you insane, what does doing the same thing 32 times and...
  • Martinez for Vice President?

    07/13/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Susana Martinez for vice president? She's said no time and time again, but new reports state that Mitt Romney is considering a woman for his running mate.
  • Santorum to stump for Romney

    07/13/2012 12:30:18 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 81 replies
    Rick Santorum will appear Saturday at an event for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to a Romney campaign official. The event, a campaign office opening outside of Pittsburgh, marks the first time Santorum will officially campaign for his former Republican primary foe...
  • Palin: Condi Rice "Would Be A Wonderful Vice President"

    07/13/2012 11:36:49 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 315 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2012
    "I think that Condoleezza Rice would be a wonderful vice president and she certainly has much more experience than our sitting president," former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) said when asked for her reaction to news that Rice is near the top of Romney's list for VP. Palin is asked by host of "On the Record" Greta van Susteren what she thought about Rice being "moderately pro-choice." Palin tells host of "On the Record" Greta van Susteren that she would prefer a pro-life vice presidential candidate, however she says ultimately the power to legislate abortion does not lie with the vice...
  • The Case Against Condi

    07/13/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 13, 2013 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    I doubt Romney is seriously considering Rice, because it seems so obvious that she would be a disastrous pick. Just in case there are people who do not see this, let me run through some of the reasons. 1) Her selection would seriously offend many social conservatives — possibly enough to depress their turnout. In general, I think claims that conservatives will stay home in this election are overblown: Opposition to President Obama is running pretty hot. A vice-presidential nominee who is “mildly” in favor of letting a million unborn children be killed every year, though, would be one of...
  • Spanish workers block roads, rail in cuts protest

    07/13/2012 11:34:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 13, 2012 | By Feliciano Tisera
    MADRID, Spanish workers blocked streets and railways in Madrid on Friday in protests against new austerity measures they said hurt ordinary people more than the bankers and politicians they blame for the economic crisis. As the Spanish government approved the deepest cuts in 30 years, including a second round of wage cuts and reduced benefits for civil servants, Spain's main unions called on public workers to strike in September. Traffic was blocked in central Madrid for hours as hundreds of public workers - many wearing black t-shirts in support of striking miners or green ones for public school teachers -...
  • Egyptian Copts fear persecution by Brotherhood

    07/13/2012 11:23:36 AM PDT · by lward99 · 7 replies ^ | 7/13/2012 | Gracy Howard
    When Souly Farag was growing up in Egypt, Christian houses were marked with crosses for burning. Coptic Christians were second-class citizens. Forty-four years ago, Mr. Farag emigrated to the United States to provide a better future for his family. But even in the wake of the ouster of longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak and Egypt's first democratic elections, the Farag family is in no hurry to return to their homeland. Read more:
  • Young U.S. Voters' Turnout Intentions Lagging (Hope and Change Shattered)

    07/13/2012 10:57:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Gallup ^ | July 13, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Fifty-eight percent of U.S. registered voters aged 18 to 29 say they will "definitely vote" this fall, well below the current national average of 78% and far below 18- to 29-year-olds' voting intentions in the fall of 2004 and 2008. The 20-percentage-point deficit for young voters versus the national average compares unfavorably with six- and seven-point deficits in the later stages of the 2004 and 2008 elections, respectively. ......................................................... Thus, young voters' vote intention deficit will likely shrink in the coming months, but there would need to be a larger increase than occurred in 2004 and 2008 to indicate their...
  • The Speech That Landed Condi On Romney's List (Storm DC)

    07/13/2012 10:52:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 7/13/12 | McKay Coppins
    8:27am EDT With The Drudge Report driving speculation that Condoleezza Rice is now a leading contender in the Republican veepstakes, campaign surrogates and supporters say Rice electrified Mitt Romney's circle last month with a speech she delivered at the candidate's closed-door June fundraising retreat in Park City. Rice's forceful and surprisingly partisan 13-minute address — audio of which has been obtained by BuzzFeed — won her two standing ovations from the gathering of big-money donors and GOP elite. It was widely considered the highlight of the weekend, several people present told BuzzFeed.
  • Rush: Obama waives work requirement for receiving welfare

    07/13/2012 10:26:13 AM PDT · by pabianice · 21 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show | 7/13/12 | Rush
    Per Rush (reading): Obama's HHS yesterday announced a change to the welfare act of 1996. The requirement to work or look for work has been deleted from the welfare reform act of 1996 by Executive Order, specifically the dependent child section. Per Rush, the 1996 act worked. It cut welfare applications by 50% because of the requirement to work or look for work. Obama has done away with that requirement yesterday with a stroke of the pen. Of course, this garners him millions of more votes in November.
  • Romney slams Obama welfare waiver move

    07/13/2012 10:19:39 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 15 replies
    the washington times ^ | July 13, 2012 | David Hill
    The Romney campaign is chastising the Obama administration for announcing that it may allow states to waive a federal requirement that welfare recipients engage in “work activities.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it will consider requests from states wishing to waive the requirement, which were at the heart of the welfare reform law negotiated between congressional Republicans and President Bill Clinton in 1996. In a memo to states, the department said the change will spur state-level welfare innovation and provide the increased flexibility in enforcement that many states want. The new policy would allow...
  • Wolf Presses Webb To Release 'Hold' On Measure To Create Special Envoy....

    07/13/2012 10:05:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 2 replies
    Congressman Frank Wolf ^ | July 12, 2012 | Staff
    (PDF of letter available here.) WOLF PRESSES WEBB TO RELEASE ‘HOLD’ ON MEASURE TO CREATE SPECIAL ENVOY FOR RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN NEAR EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ASIA Releases Letter; Says Time is Running Out Washington, D.C. (July 12, 2012) – Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), long recognized for his work on human rights and religious persecution, is asking Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) to lift the “hold” he has placed on legislation to create a special envoy at the U.S. State Department for religious minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia. The House overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan measure last summer...