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  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 7-13-12

    07/13/2012 2:42:18 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 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 Limbaugh.com ^ | 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 FreeRepublic.com! 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 (dailymail.co.uk) 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
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 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
    Times247.com ^ | 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: http://times247.com/articles/47egyptian-copts-fear-persecution-under-muslim-brotherhood3#ixzz20WoihDwR
  • 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...
  • Hank Williams, Jr.'s new music takes on Obama

    07/13/2012 9:43:24 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-13-2012 | Vernell Hackett
    Hank Williams, Jr.'s new music takes on ObamaBy Vernell HackettNASHVILLE (Reuters) - Hank Williams, Jr. is a country singer, record executive and political pundit, and he wears all those hats on his new CD, "Old School, New Rules". He picks up on politics where he left off last year with some more fighting words for President Barack Obama.Williams calls himself "an executive hillbilly," but he's more than that. The second son in a line of country stars - legend Hank Williams is his dad and country/punk/metal singer Hank III his son - Williams is known for such standards as "Family...
  • Pelosi: GOP Voted Against Protections For ‘Little Baby With a Birth Defect’ By Repealing Obamacare

    07/13/2012 9:42:09 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/12/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, Minority Leader Pelosi said, “As you know, yesterday, once again for the thirtieth-some, I don’t know, thirty-something time, the Republicans tried to take away protections for patients in our country: whether the little baby born with a birth defect, a child with a disability, or asthma, cancer, diabetes; there’s the senior who’s getting prescription drugs much less expensive because of the Affordable Care Act, or free wellness examinations once a year."
  • Rice: ‘No Way’ I’ll Be Romney’s Running Mate (Flashback)

    07/13/2012 9:41:50 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 44 replies
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reportedly been mentioned as strong a contender for GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate, but Rice told “CBS This Morning” last month that there was “no way” she would run for vice president...
  • Gallup: Youth-vote enthusiasm off by 20 points from 2008

    07/13/2012 9:27:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In 2008, Barack Obama rode a wave of youth-vote enthusiasm for "Hope and Change" to a seven-point win in the national popular vote. A new poll from Gallup shows that the hope has pretty much dissipated --- and Obama might not like the change that has resulted: 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...
  • Four years late: Obama campaign pays its bill to cash-strapped NV school district

    07/13/2012 9:12:05 AM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 8 replies
    Nevada Journal ^ | July 12, 2012 | Karen Gray
    While President Obama's fundraising woes are making national headlines, is his Obama for America campaign looking to cut costs by shortchanging school districts and municipalities for the cost of his events?As the President crisscrosses the country in his bid for re-election, holding campaign rallies and fundraisers in towns and cities across America, local governments keep attempting — and failing — to get his campaign to pay its event-related expenses.In Las Vegas, however, taxpayers — who for nearly four years had been on the hook for about $25,000 — finally received some reimbursement late last month. It was — coincidentally enough...
  • (Rep) Gohmert on National Security Leaks and the Law (blasts O,Biden SealTeam leaks)

    07/13/2012 9:04:46 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7-12-12
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) boldly asked in the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, "Who is protecting the people?" He passionately talked about Seal Team Six and the lack of integrity the Obama Administration displayed by outing the specific team that targeted Osama bin Laden. VIDEO
  • Dogs, dead people get election docs from (Democrat) nonprofit

    07/13/2012 8:56:30 AM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 7/13/12 | Baker
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The voter registration form arrived in the mail last month with some key information already filled in: Rosie Charlston's name was complete, as was her Seattle address. Problem is, Rosie was a black lab who died in 1998. A group called the Voter Participation Center has touted the distribution of some 5 million registration forms in recent weeks, targeting Democratic-leaning voting blocs such as unmarried women, blacks, Latinos and young adults. But residents and election administrators around the country also have reported a series of bizarre and questionable mailings addressed to animals, dead people, noncitizens and...
  • Why Obama's Still in the Race Despite the Bad Economy

    07/13/2012 8:36:02 AM PDT · by upchuck · 17 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Friday, July the 13th, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    There are plenty of reasons that the economy is the most important issue of Election 2012. Unemployment has remained high for a long time, and even 27 percent of those who have a job are worried about losing it. Only half of homeowners now believe their home is worth more than what they still owe on it. Just 16 percent believe that today's children will be better off than their parents. These numbers present a real challenge for President Obama. Americans today rate their own financial health just about the same as they did on the day he was inaugurated,...
  • Bill Clinton 'perplexed' Romney not releasing more tax returns

    07/13/2012 8:35:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    TheHill ^ | 7/13/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Former President Bill Clinton said Friday he is "perplexed" by Mitt Romney's decision to release just one year of his personal tax returns. "It's typical, I think — we all release 10 or 11 years," he told NBC's "Today" show. "I am a little surprised that he only released a year's worth of tax returns. ... That's kind of perplexed me."
  • Barack Obama is a unique and important manifestation of God’s desire for human flourishing

    07/13/2012 8:27:46 AM PDT · by NCjim · 3 replies
    CatholicVote.org ^ | July 11, 2012 | Tom Crowe
    I’m pretty sure this book is really trying to be what it says it is. Otherwise it is a deadly brilliant parody that exceeds even The Onion proportions. Behold, The Gospel of Barack Hussein Obama According to Mark. . . . It’s a really interesting phenomenon. “Bitterly clinging” to religion is a terribly bad thing when that religion is Christianity. Religious fervor is a bad thing when it is called upon to defend unborn children or the natural definition of marriage. And yet… . . . Set aside for a moment the Apotheosis of Barack Obama (no, really, try to)…...
  • Americans Will Work More than 6 Months to Pay Cost of Gov't in 2012

    07/13/2012 8:12:50 AM PDT · by CanuckYank · 8 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Sabrina Gladstone
    This year, Americans have to work until July 15 to pay for the burden of government, more than six months.
  • TIME: Obama Campaign Says Mitt Romney Is Either A Crook Or A Liar

    07/13/2012 7:49:39 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    TIME ^ | 7-13-12 | Michael Scherer (Confirmed Obama Journo-Lister)
    Mitt Romney wants you to know that both of these things are true: 1. He remained the “controlling person” in a number of Bain Capital investments between 1999 and 2002, when he left to work on the Salt Lake City Olympics. 2. He had no actual personal control over those investments during that time. This is not a particularly comfortable position for a presidential candidate to be in, though it is also not exactly an unusual one for Romney, who has, among other things, taken credit for both Obama’s bailout of Detroit and for opposing Obama’s bailout of Detroit. ---SNIP---...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, July 13, 2012

    07/13/2012 7:42:03 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 208 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 07/13/2012 | 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...
  • Romney's Core Beliefs Don't Shift with His Audience

    07/13/2012 7:35:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney delivered a gutsy speech to the NAACP convention on Wednesday, reminding African-Americans of what most of them knew or should have known: President Obama hasn't made their lives better. No demographic group has suffered more from Obama's economic policies than black Americans, nor has a worse unemployment rate. Romney went into the lion's den in Houston knowing he would be booed, but it was a courageous move on his part to show he was taking his campaign for economic renewal to every corner of the country and to every interest group, even to Obama's core political...
  • Deutsch: Bloomberg Rich But A 'Man of The People', Unlike Romney

    07/13/2012 7:35:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tough day at the office? In the market for some mood-brightening mirth? Try this for a guaranteed giggle: Donny Deutsch claims that unlike Mitt Romney, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, while also rich, is a "man of the people." Let's leave aside Bloomberg's massive wealth and a lifestyle that includes multiple mansions around the world and a fleet of personal aircraft. What makes Nanny Mike perhaps the least "man of the people" you'd ever meet is his haughty, condescending view that he knows better than the mere masses what they should eat, drink and smoke, and is willing to use his power...
  • Documents: Romney didn't manage Bain funds

    07/13/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    Fortune (CNN) ^ | July 12, 2012 | Dan Primack
    FORTUNE -- Mitt Romney did not manage Bain Capital's investments after leaving to run the Salt Lake City Olympic Games, according to confidential firm documents obtained by Fortune. The timing of Romney's departure from Bain became a lightning rod earlier today, when The Boston Globe published an article suggesting that Romney remained actively involved with the firm longer than he and his campaign have claimed. The sourcing is largely SEC documents that list Romney as Bain Capital's CEO and sole shareholder through 2002 -- or three years after Romney officially left to run the Salt Lake City Olympic Games. These claims...
  • Lions Lead By Lambs: Washington’s Special Operations Power Grab

    07/13/2012 7:31:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    sofrep.com ^ | 12 July, 2012 | Brandon Webb
    Occasionally I’ll read something that will just make me pause and say “WTF, over”. Today was one of those days, thanks to Linda Robinson and her weak Congressional testimony. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Special Operations is the new conventional force in the 21st Century. The entire DOD organization has shifted towards a Special Operations centric model. This brings both good, bad and ugly to US SOCOM. * The Good: increased funding and special programs. * The Bad: political piggy backing on the community and installing “oversight” committees that put too much weight on the branches of the...
  • Worst reboot ever (Obama saves the World)

    07/13/2012 7:26:18 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    NRO Newsletter ^ | 7/13/12 | Geraghty
    Big Hollywood summarizes it . . . President Barack Obama's re-election campaign gets a boost tomorrow at select theaters nationwide. "The Obama Effect," written and directed by veteran actor Charles S. Dutton, follows a man who drops everything in his life to support a certain single-term Senator from Illinois. Dutton plays an insurance salesman who survives a heart attack and decides to dedicate his days to supporting Obama's presidential campaign. The irony here is that an Obama valentine like "Effect" couldn't hit theaters if it weren't for the Citizens United case the Left hates with such a passion. The movie...
  • Germany solar energy firms soliciting investments from Taiwan

    07/13/2012 7:25:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    DigiTimes (Taiwan) ^ | July 13, 2012 | by Nuying Huang
    Taiwan's Investment Commission has offered local solar energy firms a list of counterparts in Germany that have gone bankrupt recently and are currently soliciting investments from Taiwan makers. Due to severe price competition in the solar market, many Germany-based solar firms have declared bankruptcies and are in need of investment. Considering the fact that Taiwan has a well-developed solar supply chain, by acquiring these Germany-based firms, Taiwan-based peers can obtain technologies and local distribution channels. The Germany-based firms that are being solicited are Blue Chip Energy, Arise Technology Deutschland, Solar Millennium, SunConcept, Ralos New Energies, Solarhybrid, Odersun, Q-Cells, Soltecture, Solvello,...
  • War on coal finally getting a closer look

    07/13/2012 7:12:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 13,2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    This week, the Natural Resources Committee has “invited” Ken Salazar and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Director Joseph Pizarchik to come down for a little chat with Congress to talk about the Stream Buffer Zone Rule. WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2012 – Today, as part of a more than yearlong investigation into the Obama Administration’s rewrite of a 2008 coal regulation, the Stream Buffer Zone Rule, that could cost thousands of jobs, negatively impact the economies of 22 states and significantly harm American energy production, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) sent a letter to Department of...
  • For a Soaring Political Career (Jesse Jackson, Jr.), Uncertain Turns

    07/13/2012 7:09:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | July 13, 2012 | MONICA DAVEY
    CHICAGO — A few years ago, the political career of Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr. was soaring. His appeal had long since crossed race and class lines — a Barack Obama before anyone heard of Barack Obama — and he seemed destined for a political future that could reach higher and wider than that of his father, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate whose name he shared. But Mr. Jackson’s prospects have tumbled precipitously since the end of 2008. Most recently, Mr. Jackson, 47, has been absent from Congress since June 10, and in the last few weeks...
  • 7 Lies In Under 2 Minutes (video)

    07/13/2012 7:08:27 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 1 replies
    In this 1:46 video, we point out 7 promises that then candidate Obama has already broken. We hope that all the people of the ObamaNation are happy with their president.
  • Sarah Palin: Condoleezza Rice would be ‘wonderful’

    07/13/2012 7:05:29 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 117 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/13/12 6:59 AM EDT | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the last GOP running mate, predicted former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would make a “wonderful” vice president for Mitt Romney. “I think that Condoleezza Rice would be a wonderful vice president, and she certainly has much more experience than our sitting president does today,” Palin said Thursday night on Fox News’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”
  • Robert Costa: No Condi.

    07/13/2012 7:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 07/13/2012
    Robert Costa on Twitter: Top Romney source tells me “no Condi.” More: Romney wants someone more comfortable in ‘attack dog’ mode.
  • WaPo: Three Pinocchios for Romney-is-a-felon attack

    07/13/2012 6:57:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Only three? Glenn Kessler gave Team Obama a 25% discount, in part because the SEC documents signed by Mitt Romney might suggest that his financial disclosures could use a little cleaning up. Overall, though, the Washington Post factchecker sticks to his January assessment of Romney's involvement in Bain --- and suggests that Team Obama needs a lot more cleaning up: Meanwhile, the weight of evidence suggests that Romney did in fact end active management of Bain in 1999. He stated that in a federal disclosure form he signed, under threat of criminal penalties. He said he was a “former employee”...
  • Politics and the Bimah [Dems illegal campaigning]

    07/13/2012 6:53:33 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) is scheduled to appear in a Philadelphia-area synagogue Monday on behalf of the Obama for America campaign, fostering more concerns that Team Obama is engaging in a controversial and possibly illegal effort to win over Jewish voters from within their religious institutions.
  • Poll: Obamacare Ruling Makes Voters ‘Less Likely’ to Vote for Obama (By a 15-point margin)

    07/13/2012 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | JUL 12, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    The latest Quinnipiac poll shows that — by a 15-point margin — the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling makes voters less likely, rather than more likely, to cast their vote for President Obama. Twenty-seven percent of registered voters say that the ruling makes them “less likely” to vote for Obama, while only 12 percent say that it makes them “more likely” to do so. Only 9 percent of independents say that they are “more likely” to vote for Obama because of the ruling, compared to 27 percent who are “less likely.”  Among Catholics — a large percentage of whom are historically swing voters...
  • Obama: Romney Not Necessarily Qualified to Think About “Economy as a Whole” or Something

    07/13/2012 6:50:40 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 28 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | Jul 13, 2012 at 8:24 am
    Obama: “When some people question why I would challenge his Bain record, the point I’ve made there in the past is, if you’re a head of a large private equity firm or hedge fund, your job is to make money. It’s not to create jobs. It’s not even to create a successful business – it’s to make sure that you’re maximizing returns for your investor. Now that’s appropriate. That’s part of the American way. That’s part of the system. But that doesn’t necessarily make you qualified to think about the economy as a whole, because as president, my job is...
  • Secret Democratic Oppo Research Files for Twelve 2012 Match-Ups Found via Google

    07/13/2012 6:30:30 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 6 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 12, 2012 | Media Trackers
    It could be one of the biggest political intelligence coups of the 2012 battle to control Congress. Media Trackers, a conservative investigative watchdog group, discovered nearly three-dozen Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee opposition research notebooks – extensive secretive manuals outlining anything that could be used against a political opponent. Several news outlets have reported that some of the files have been quietly published on the DCCC’s website to facilitate their use by independent expenditure groups. On Thursday, however, Media Trackers published a dozen opposition research books that Democrats have so far managed to keep secret.
  • In this election, pick your elite

    07/13/2012 6:28:54 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7-11-2012 | Anne Applebaum
    (snip) ...the word elite is often used, blurrily, to mean “a group of people whose views I dislike.” But that doesn’t mean that elites don’t exist. On the contrary, the previous debates on the subject were insufficiently subtle, failing to recognize that in the modern world, there are multiple elite groups, each with its own customs and habits, its own moral codes and its own domestic and international connections. And let us be clear: When we are offered the choice between Obama and Romney, we are offered a choice between two sets of them. You know the stereotypes already. Both...