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  • Media offers questions, advice to top Obama campaign strategist

    10/05/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/04/2012 | Neil Munro
    Surrounded by whooping Republicans and suddenly unfavorable data, chief Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod called in the media cavalry today.And several reporters on the 11:15 a.m. phone conference promptly offered questions that bordered on advice.“Axe, I’m not sure you can hear me, David,” said NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, when she was invited to ask a question Oct. 4.We are going to hold Gov. Romney accountable for the things he said last night … as I hope you will make him justify those claims, because we need a honest and a genuine and realistic plan to move forward as a country …...
  • NRA endorses Romney as ‘only hope’ for firearms freedom

    10/05/2012 12:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed Mitt Romney for president late Thursday. NRA Executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris Cox will formally announce the endorsement at a Romney rally in Virginia later Thursday evening. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will also be on hand. “In this election, there is no debate,” LaPierre said in a statement. “There is only one choice – only one hope – to save our firearms freedom and our way of life.” The endorsement is not surprising — the NRA has a history of supporting conservative candidates, who traditionally support...
  • Democrats See "Blacks" as "Useful Idiots"...Viral Video

    10/05/2012 1:04:07 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | Unknown | Frantz Kebreau
    This is a must see video of the way the Democrat party has treated blacks in America...Must Watch. Part 1 Democrats See "Blacks" as "Useful Idiots" Part 2 Reavealing The Truth About The Democrat Party
  • AARP: Not Backing Any Presidential Candidates

    10/05/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/05/2012
    AARP is reminding voters that it's not endorsing any candidates after President Barack Obama cited the group in the first presidential debate. Obama mentioned the lobbying organization for seniors twice Wednesday in discussing Medicare and Social Security. He noted that AARP supports his health care law and opposes the voucher-like program Republican Mitt Romney has proposed for Medicare in the future. AARP's senior vice president, John Hishta, says AARP is nonpartisan and has never consented to the use of its name by any campaign or political group and doesn't take sides in political races.
  • Ohio Poll Analyst: Voter Turnout Modeling Predicts Big Ohio Trouble for Obama

    10/05/2012 11:38:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/05/2012 | Paula Bolyard
    "Simply stated, Cuyahoga County has lost enough Democrats and independents since 2008 that, when projected across the state of Ohio, Obama’s big 2008 gains are all gone. Given how drastically voter registration has changed in Cuyahoga County since 2008, it is likely that Romney can carry the state of Ohio, which is quite contrary to what popular media polls are saying.” That’s the analysis of Clinton Cooper at Election Insights [1], an Ohio firm that uses geographic information systems (GIS) and election data to illustrate the political landscape of the electorate.While most pundits and media outlets are focused on...
  • Don't Be Fooled, That Debate Was a Big Deal

    10/05/2012 10:34:31 AM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 5, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    Mitt Romney beat the britches off of President Obama in their first debate, including the devastating sound bite "you've been president for four years." It was the most-watched debate in 20 years and was the most decisive victory by a challenger in at least that long, but to look at the news today, you might be tempted to think it really didn't matter. But don't be fooled into thinking that what happened on Wednesday was not a massive moment for the race. CNN's post debate poll this time found 67 percent believed Romney won compared to 25 percent for Obama,...
  • Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'

    10/05/2012 9:58:22 AM PDT · by tapatio · 142 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct. 5,2012 | Daniel Halper
    Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'
  • Real Obama Revealed In Bumbling Debate Performance

    10/05/2012 9:50:22 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | IBD Editorial
    In 2008, the big media failed to look into Obama's background and weren't even interested in whether he was qualified to be president. He waltzed through the debates, with the liberal TV anchors and fellow candidates deferring to him. Republican candidate John McCain refused to hit Obama for his far-left beliefs, and halted his campaign when the financial crisis hit. This was the first real debate Obama ever had with someone who dared to defend himself and to question not just Obama's ideas, but also his dismal economic record - the worst of any president in the postwar era. And...
  • October Surprise? Obama secret Iran deal cut

    10/05/2012 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 10/4/12 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency, a source affiliated with high Iranian officials said today. The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons, said a three-person delegation of the Obama administration led by a woman engaged in secret negotiations yesterday with a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The delegation urged the Iranian leader to announce a halt to enrichment, even if temporary, before the Nov. 6 election, promising removal of some sanctions. The source said the delegation warned that a Mitt...
  • The Obama Matrix

    10/05/2012 5:32:42 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    WSJ Opinion ^ | 10-4-2012 | Editorial
    Liberals and the media are attempting to explain President Obama's anemic debate performance by claiming that he was merely "rusty" and out of practice, or he doesn't watch enough MSNBC, or he was consumed by the burdens of the office. Maybe it was all those security briefings he's not attending between the fundraisers and political rallies. ... For the first time, the carefully crafted campaign illusions that the President has constructed were exposed. Mitt Romney had the audacity to describe Mr. Obama's record and his own agenda in ways that the American public has rarely heard. The Obama Matrix collapsed...
  • Employment Situation Summary Table A.Household data seasonally adjusted (Unemplymt falls to 7.8%)

    10/05/2012 5:59:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 78 replies
    Bureau of Labor Statistics ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | BLS
    Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted HOUSEHOLD DATA Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted[Numbers in thousands] Category Sept.2011 July2012 Aug.2012 Sept.2012 Change from:Aug.2012-Sept.2012 Employment status Civilian noninstitutional population 240,071 243,354 243,566 243,772 206 Civilian labor force 154,004 155,013 154,645 155,063 418 Participation rate 64.1 63.7 63.5 63.6 0.1 Employed 140,107 142,220 142,101 142,974 873 Employment-population ratio 58.4 58.4 58.3 58.7 0.4 Unemployed 13,897 12,794 12,544 12,088 -456 Unemployment rate 9.0 8.3 8.1 7.8 -0.3 Not in labor force 86,067 88,340 88,921 88,710 -211 Unemployment rates Total, 16 years and over 9.0 8.3 8.1 7.8 -0.3...
  • Obama argues anti-Romney case — not pro-Obama ----won’t defend his own record

    10/04/2012 10:06:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Oct. 4, 2012, 12:54 a.m. EDT | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Commentary: President says he’ll fight but won’t defend his own recordWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Obama entered the first debate of the 2012 general-election campaign having been president for just a few months short of four years. He focused primarily not on his record as president but on his interpretation of Mitt Romney’s proposals — which Romney vigorously defended.Obama never claimed that, based on his record, he deserves four more years. Rather, he said that he’s been fighting “every single day on behalf of the American people, the middle class, and all those striving to get into the middle class.” He...
  • OBAMA RAISES $150M IN SEPTEMBER, TRIES TO BLOCK 'BLOCKBUSTER' DONOR SCANDAL

    10/04/2012 9:07:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 100 replies
    President Barack Obama’s campaign raised more than $150 million in September, which was a record haul for the 2012 cycle, but the campaign may be actively trying to block a story in the works about a “blockbuster donor scandal” that could put its fundraising numbers under intense scrutiny.
  • Was Obama rattled by developing donor scandal story?

    10/04/2012 8:59:36 PM PDT · by FL911 · 8 replies
    The Examinner ^ | 10/2/2012 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama's reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowledgeable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story.
  • CU-Boulder prof's updated forecast still gives win to Mitt Romney

    10/04/2012 12:54:11 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 20 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | Oct. 4, 2012 | Brittany Anas
    With the presidential election a little more than a month away, political science professors from the University of Colorado have updated their election forecast with more current economic conditions and are standing by their prediction that Mitt Romney will win. The professors -- Kenneth Bickers of CU's Boulder campus and Michael Berry of CU's Denver campus -- project that Romney will earn 330 of the total 538 Electoral College votes. President Barack Obama is expected to receive 208 votes, which is down five from the initial prediction that the professors announced on Aug. 22. “We continue to show that the...
  • Axelrod Begs the Media for Help

    10/04/2012 11:22:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 4, 2012 | Nathaniel Botwinick
    On Morning Joe, David Axelrod asks the media for help taking down Mitt Romney.
  • The Worst May Be Yet To Come From Obama's Labor Board

    10/04/2012 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Fred Wszolek
    Under the Obama Administration, Big Labor has seized control of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) to drive its self-interested agenda – a truly unprecedented development in the history of the NLRB. In the past, Board law has changed when control moved from one political party to another. But never before has a Board majority conducted itself in such unprincipled partisan manner, ramming through an extremist agenda and dissembling about it. Three examples demonstrate the point: The NLRB stripped workers of their right to a secret ballot election to challenge their employer’s recognition of a union by card...
  • Obama Collapse in Illinois: Tied in District He Won by 23 Points in 08

    10/04/2012 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    Back in August, a poll showed Obama with just a 12 point lead over Romney in Cook County, Illinois. While he posted a huge lead in the city of Chicago, the poll found him actually losing to Romney in suburban Cook County. It was a shock that I set aside as an outlier. A new poll of Illinois' 10th Congressional District, which includes parts of Cook County, however, suggests the August poll might not be such an aberration. The poll, from WeAskAmerica, finds Obama with just a 2 point lead over Romney, 47-45 in the suburban district. Obama won the...
  • Romney takes debate to Obama over economy, health care

    10/04/2012 12:09:32 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    cnn ^ | updated 12:17 AM EDT, Thu October 4, 2012 | Tom Cohen
    (CNN) -- A forceful Mitt Romney went toe-to-toe with President Barack Obama on the dominant issues for voters, challenging the Democrat's policies on the economy, taxes and health care in the first of three debates ahead of the November election. In exchanges full of policy proposals, facts and figures, the Republican challenger was more aggressive in the 90-minute encounter in criticizing Obama's record and depicting the president's vision as one of big government. Photos: Preparing for first debate Photos: Preparing for first debate Create viral moments from debate 'October surprise' could be game changer Romney's past rival: Don't count him...
  • Reid misquotes Romney to make immigration attack

    10/04/2012 12:15:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 4, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has become the chief attack dog against his co-religionist Mitt Romney, but on Wednesday that attack went even further when his official Senate office released a statement that attributed a quote to Mr. Romney, even though he said the exact opposite. Mr. Reid's release quoted the Republican presidential nominee's staff as telling the Boston Globe that Mr. Romney would "not honor deportation exemptions" that President Obama has granted under his new non-deportation policy. But that phrase doesn't appear in the Globe's article. In fact, the newspaper said Mr. Romney's staff specifically "said he would honor...