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  • Rasmussen: 49% Trust Republicans on Economy, 38% Trust Democrats More

    04/01/2012 12:22:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 04/01/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    As they have for nearly three years now, voters trust Republicans more than Democrats when it comes to handling the economy, by far the top issue on a list of 10 regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports. They put slightly more trust in Democrats on health care, the second most important issue. Forty-nine percent (49%) of Likely U.S. Voters now trust the GOP with economic issues, while 38% trust the Democrats more. That's the highest level of confidence in the Republicans since last October. In January, Republicans held a 47% to 40% edge on the economy. They've been trusted more than...
  • Democrats Press for Efforts to Combat Campaign Slander

    04/01/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 March 2012 | John Semmens
    A group of 30 Democrats called for President Obama to use an upcoming Congressional recess as an opportunity to appoint five new Federal Election Commissioners. The appointments are deemed essential to blunt the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case. “As it stands now, anyone can say anything he wants about any candidate without fear of repercussion,” said Minority Chief Deputy Whip Peter Welch (D-Vt). “The FEC as it is now constituted is unable to properly regulate what may be said during the very important campaign ahead. By making recess appointments the President can staff the...
  • 2012 Wisconsin Republican Primary: (NEW RASMUSSEN POLL)

    03/30/2012 2:30:35 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 16 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 3/30/12 | N/A
    Wisconsin GOP: Romney 44%, Santorum 34%, Gingrich 7%, Paul 7% The numbers have moved little over the past week with Mitt Romney still holding a double-digit lead over Rick Santorum in the closing days of the Wisconsin Republican Primary race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Wisconsin shows Romney with 44% support to Santorum’s 34%. A week ago in Wisconsin, it was Romney 46% and Santorum 33%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Congressman Ron Paul both pick up seven percent (7%) of the vote from Badger State Republicans, virtually unchanged from the...
  • Operation Hot Mic: "You Only Run Twice" (Great Anti-Obama Ad from American Crossroads)

    03/30/2012 1:23:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    American Crossroads ^ | 3/30/12 | Karl Rove, et al
    Operation Hot Mic
  • Obama Kills Atlantic Offshore Drilling For Five Years

    03/30/2012 1:27:16 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 87 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 30, 2012 | John Sexton
    Yesterday the Obama administration announced a delaying tactic which will put off the possibility of new offshore oil drilling on the Atlantic coast for at least five years: The announcement by the Interior Department sets into motion what will be at least a five year environmental survey to determine whether and where oil production might occur.
  • Recall election ordered for Wis. Gov. Scott Walker

    03/30/2012 1:36:16 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/30/12 | Staff AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Embattled first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will face a recall this spring after an election was ordered Friday following the collection of more than 900,000 signatures in the wake of his push against union bargaining rights. The Government Accountability Board voted 5-0 to order the recall, a move that has been expected for weeks given the large number of signatures gathered between November and January. It took 540,208 signatures to trigger a recall. Assuming a Democratic primary is necessary, it will be in just 39 days on May 8. The actual recall vote then will be...
  • Obama endorses Planned Parenthood: ‘you’ll never stop fighting for choice and neither will I’

    03/29/2012 4:04:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/29/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an unusually candid video addressed to Planned Parenthood, President Obama assured the billion-dollar abortion organization of his continued support and touted his record blocking efforts to defund the group by pro-life “professional politicians.” “For you and for most Americans, protecting women’s health is a mission that stands above politics,” said the president in a video posted to Youtube by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “Yet in the past year you’ve had politicians who want to deny millions of women the care they rely on, and inject themselves into decisions that are best made...
  • Dems Warn Of ‘Grave Damage’ To SCOTUS If ‘Obamacare’ Is Struck Down

    03/29/2012 1:50:01 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 260 replies
    TPM ^ | 3/28/2012 | sahil kapul
    A handful of Senate Democrats sought to assure doubtful liberals that the Supreme Court justices aren’t ready to strike down their crowning achievement, standing before cameras and mics Wednesday in front of the court. One warned that doing so would ruin the court’s credibility. “This court would not only have to stretch, it would have to abandon and completely overrule a lot of modern precedent, which would do grave damage to this court, in its credibility and power,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), a former attorney general of Connecticut. “The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends...
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters discussing drilling for new oil reserves

    03/29/2012 7:34:21 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | April 15, 2010 | Key Wiki
    May 2008... Congressional Hearing... WOW, very short clip (55 seconds) but you have to hear this! Congresswoman makes a huge slip!!This clip is showing Congresswoman Maxine Waters discussing drilling for new oil reserves.She explains, in a slip of the tongue, what this whole thing is all about.Whoops! She let it all slip out!...NOW... What can you say? (notice the reaction of the people around her). This clip is about as blatant as a Liberal can get... What she said was The Truth, accidentally, and notice that when she realized what she revealed to the public and the news media,it stopped...
  • Rick Tyler: I believe Gingrich will go to Tampa (It's not over by any means, cheer up!)

    03/28/2012 9:29:57 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 28, 2012 | Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) Just hours before Newt Gingrich confirmed to reporters that he is so low on funds that he will be laying off a third of his staff, Rick Tyler, a senior adviser at the pro-Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future, said he thinks the candidate will go "all the way to the convention" - and that the super PAC will be there for him when he does..... Tyler, in an appearance on "Face to Face" taped on Tuesday, told host Bob Schieffer nothing short of an "extraordinary circumstance" would prevent his candidate from taking his candidacy to Tampa..... "He...
  • Coincidence? Obama Camp Peddles 2012 Hoodies

    03/27/2012 12:56:03 PM PDT · by Justaham · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 3/27/12 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    A lot has been made about the hoodie lately. Not only has Geraldo partially blamed it for the death of Trayvon Martin, but it’s also become a symbol of unity for standing with the slain teen and his family. So when the Obama camp announced via Twitter yesterday that it was putting its 2012 hoodies on sale, it got some thinking: Is the President trying to capitalize off the death of Martin? On Monday, the Obama2012 Twitter account sent out this message:
  • Video Uncovered: Romney in ‘02: ‘Only Connection’ to the Republican Party Is My Party Registration

    03/23/2012 11:26:15 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 149 replies · 3+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 3/23/12
    With his conservative credentials still taking fire over “Etch A Sketchgate,” Mitt Romney is facing a new potential obstacle to his argument that he is unfailingly a Republican. A 2002 clip, posted Friday on BuzzFeed, shows then-Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Romney declaring that his “only connection” to the Republican Party in the state is that “I’m registered as a Republican.” Watch below, via BuzzFeed: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/romney-in-02-only-connection-to-the-republican-party-is-my-party-registration/
  • The terrible truth told by Obama's open mic slip

    03/27/2012 2:04:31 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 147 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/27/12 | Christian Whiton
    President Obama just gave the world a glimpse into his future foreign policy plans this week, should he win a second term. On tap for Obama II: more faith in our adversaries, more betrayal of our traditional allies and more unilateral indulgence in nuclear abolition fantasies. Monday, President Obama told Russian President Medvedev that “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” Medvedev responded that he would dutifully report that tidbit to Vladimir Putin back in the Kremlin. The men apparently did not realize their discussion was being caught by a live microphone. Given that the...
  • Romney far behind Obama on test of basic popularity (Half of Americans view Mitt unfavorably)

    03/28/2012 7:51:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/28/2012 | Jon Cohen
    Half of all Americans now express unfavorable views of Mitt Romney, a new high for the GOP presidential hopeful in Washington Post-ABC News polling. The deteriorating public impressions of the former Massachusetts governor foreshadow a significant obstacle for him as he tries to shift the focus of his campaign toward a potential match-up against President Obama. Romney’s negative numbers have jumped around this election cycle, but the overall pattern is similar to his trajectory four years ago: As he became better known, his unfavorables shot up far more rapidly than his positive numbers. Negative impressions are up eight percentage points...
  • Conversation with a Senator -What does AMNESTY look like?

    05/27/2007 2:12:35 PM PDT · by AuntB · 43 replies · 2,503+ views
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | May 27, 2007 | KimberlyGG
    My NEXT phone call to Senators Voinovich and Brown: Hello, My name is Kimberly ..... and I would like to leave a message for Senator...... “Oh, its you, again” (I’m just waiting for THAT response!) Yes, it’s me...I’d like to know if Senator Voinovich is aware that there are far more than 12 million illegal aliens in this country already and it is clear that our government’s use of that number is entirely meant to mislead the public. “Is that your message?”. Yes, I resent continuing to be treated as if I’m stupid. Apparently our Senators aren’t aware that Homeland...
  • Santorum plans to block Romney, then woo delegates

    03/27/2012 6:58:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/27/2012 | Byron York
    What is Rick Santorum thinking? The path for him to win the 1,144 delegates required to clinch the Republican nomination by the end of the primary season looks impossibly difficult. So how does he see himself winning the nomination, and then becoming president? The answer: “a two-month campaign.” Arguing that neither he nor Mitt Romney will be able to sew things up by the last GOP primary in June, Santorum envisions spending July and August trying to persuade individual delegates to support him and “put together the coalition that’s necessary for you to get the 1,144.” He and his delegates...
  • White ribbons in America. Will Russians march in solidarity with us?

    03/27/2012 2:05:59 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 36 replies
    Pravda.Ru ^ | 26 March 2012 | Orly Taitz
    In the United States the Social Security numbers were assigned by the states. The first 3 digits of the number that Obama is using, (042) were assigned to the state of Connecticut. Obama was never a resident of Connecticut and there is no legitimate reason for him to have this number. I can disclose this number and make it public in this article for two reasons: 1. Inadvertently Obama himself made it public when he published his tax returns on line and did not flatten the PDF file. Thousands of individuals around the world opened the file using Adobe Illustrator...
  • Gingrich begins charging $50 for pics at events

    03/26/2012 11:01:08 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 58 replies · 462+ views
    CBS TV News ^ | March 26, 2012
    HOCKESSIN, Delaware - In a sign that his campaign is in need of fresh funds, Newt Gingrich on Monday began charging $50 to have a photograph taken with him following a campaign speech to Republican County groups here in the northernmost part of the state. It was the first time the former House speaker has charged those attending one of his public speaking events to pose for a photograph with him. Lately, a member of his campaign staff has been snapping photographs of any interested attendee and later posting them online at the campaign's website, newt.org. On Monday night, those...
  • Sarah Palin: The Audacity of Obama’s Intentions Revealed

    03/26/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies · 88+ views
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | March 26, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Whoever chooses to merely dismiss the significance of today’s exchange between our President and Russia’s President should have their intelligence and patriotism questioned. Let this exchange be a warning to voters: President Obama will have “more flexibility” to weaken us if he’s re-elected in November. He was caught speaking candidly to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev before a “hot mic” today (and surely one must believe he didn’t know the mics were still on; surely he’s not so audacious as to purposefully broadcast his intentions), as reported by ABC’s Jake Tapper. Here’s the exchange: President Obama: On all these issues, but...
  • Obama to Medvedev: “Give Me Space” on Missile Defense

    03/26/2012 1:31:00 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 16 replies · 6+ views
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | March 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Michaela Bendikova
    The United States does not need to protect itself from the threat of ballistic missiles right now. At least that is what President Obama suggests with his recent exchange between himself and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. The exchange was as follows: President Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.” President Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you.…” President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more...
  • Romney judicial record: Liberals running wild

    03/26/2012 11:53:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies · 4+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Michael Carl | Michael Carl
    BOSTON – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has announced that he will appoint conservative judges to the federal bench if he wins the White House. In a forum hosted by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Romney said he likes “strict constructionists” on the federal bench. “I’d like people who recognize that their job is to protect the Constitution and to follow the Constitution as it was written and intended,” he said. “And to follow the laws of Congress as written and intended, rather than the Supreme Court seeing its role as springing from or departing from the Constitution.” . ....
  • Congressman to Obama: You’d better not be trading away our missile defense, champ

    03/26/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 35+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    It remains to be seen how the media will cover the explosive revelation from ABC's Jake Tapper that Barack Obama asked Russian president Dmitri Medvedev to get Vladimir Putin to give him some "space" on missile defense so that he could be more "flexible" with the Russians in a second term. So far, the tepid coverage from National Journal and the Washington Post suggests that the media doesn't consider a request to another nation to pipe down so an American President can win a second term and deliver more favorable policy to a potential antagonist more than a "gaffe". They...
  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 173 replies · 82+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama offered a private request Monday to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for some “space” on missile defense ahead of November’s elections. “On all these issues, particularly on missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said, referring to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a TV pool reporter who heard audio recorded by a Russian reporter who was in the room moments before the two leaders spoke to reporters after their 90-minute meeting. “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you,” Medvedev responded. A...
  • Romney leads Santorum in lobbyist support

    Report highlights which lobbying firms back Romney in 2012 Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is the clear front-runner in picking up support from lobbyists at some of K Street’s most profitable firms, according to a report released last week by First Street Research Group. That’s based on the number of lobbyists in those firms who are advising Romney’s campaign, collecting or “bundling” contributions for him, and contributing money to the campaign. First Street, the political intelligence unit of CQ Press, compiled data from Federal Election Commission filings and conducted independent research on individual lobbyists who Romney and Rick Santorum have...
  • Tom Hoefling: Perpetually Hungry Republicans

    03/25/2012 12:23:09 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 5 replies · 1+ views
    America's Party News ^ | March 25, 2012 | Tom Hoefling
    What if you went to a restaurant, read the menu, but every time you tried to order something you really want and need to keep body and soul together, they told you, "sorry, we're out of that"? That's kind of the way it is nowadays for the conservative clientele of the Republican Party. "Hello, welcome back to the Pachyderm-a-RINO Restaurant! I'm Mitt and I'll be your server today." "Oh, hello again. Why don't you give me some of this 'Balance the Budget and Stop Deficit Spending Now' stew, please. I've always wanted to try it." "Oh, that's really good stuff,...
  • Santorum: Zimmerman ‘has a very sick mind,’ motive ‘a malicious one’

    03/25/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 412 replies · 19+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Sunday’s “Face the Nation” on CBS, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum explained that his view of the Trayvon Martin shooting differed significantly from the one held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Gingrich was critical of President Barack Obama’s reaction, but Santorum placed the blame on accused shooter George Zimmerman’s mental state. “Well, you know, obviously, I’m not privy to what’s going on in someone’s mind,” Santorum said. “Obviously, in my opinion, someone … has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this. This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are a lot of people...
  • TRENDING: Santorum video: 'Obamaville' is a house of horrors (CNN commenters are enraged at video)

    03/25/2012 5:36:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 82 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/24/12 | CNN Political Unit
    Crows perch on spindly trees. Barren streets and empty swing sets. An antiquated wall clock. A playground carousel spinning slowly with an eerie screech. The visuals conjure a horror film or the old TV series, "The Twilight Zone." But the collection of spine-tingling scenes pervades Rick Santorum's new web video trailer about life under the Obama administration.
  • Pike County to Cook County: Drop Dead(IL)

    03/24/2012 6:54:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 23 March, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Fed up with the control the Chicago machine has exercised over Illinois state politics in general and firearms laws specifically, Pike County has voted to legalize concealed carry effective immediately. The measure was approved on March 20 by a 3,214 to 550 margin in what outdoorwire.com calls one of the largest voter turnouts in county history. “Historians have stated that this is the first time since 1862 that county voters in any U.S. state have explicitly reversed a state law. The previous example was when the five western counties of Virginal nullified that state’s secession from the Union, and themselves...
  • Ann Romney: 'We Didn't Know a Single Republican'

    03/23/2012 8:56:41 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 22, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Ann Romney, Mitt Romney Ann and Mitt Romney (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (CNSNews.com) - Mitt and Ann Romney "didn't know a single Republican" before Romney decided in late 1993 to seek the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts, Mrs. Romney told the Los Angeles Times in a story that was published on Oct. 7, 1994 and that is available now on the Times' website.
  • Pike County, Illinois Enacts Concealed Carry

    03/23/2012 5:55:06 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 30 replies · 4+ views
    TheOutdoorWire.com ^ | 3/23/2012 | TheOutdoorWire.com
    PASA Park, Barry, IL -- In the election held Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the voters of Pike County, Illinois, approved a firearms concealed-carry ordinance by a 3,214 to 550 margin. It was one of the largest voter turnouts in county history. The ordinance directly contradicts current Illinois state law. As presented on the ballot, the ordinance took effect upon passage, and applies only to Pike County. The ordinance was placed on the ballot by a citizen initiative petition process that garnered three times the number of signatures required by law. The new "Constitutional Carry" Pike County initiative was spearheaded by...
  • The Word From On High: Shut Up About Romney

    03/23/2012 6:06:38 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Mark America ^ | 3/23/2012 | Mark America
    This is what is being pushed today in conservative media. At first, I thought it was just me receiving emails urging me to begin rallying around Romney “for the good of the party” and “for the good of the country.” Apparently, I’m not alone, and apparently, Mark Levin is receiving such emails too. I thank those of you who sent me such emails, but I’ll give you my answer here, in the open: I have deleted your emails with extreme prejudice. (That means that I deleted them, then undeleted them, and deleted them AGAIN…just for fun.) I actually printed one...
  • Impact of Romney campaign gaffe

    03/22/2012 4:07:29 PM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2012 | Bret Baier
    ERIC FEHRNSTROM, ROMNEY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: I think he hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes, it's almost like an Etch A Sketch you can kind of shake it up and restart all over again. GINGRICH, R - PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Some people talk about making pledges that are in stone. But the idea that a Romney pledge is on Etch A Sketch, this should remind everyone in the conservative movement why they are very worried about a Romney presidency and about a Romney candidacy. And it really makes you doubt and wonder about his sincerity. RICK SANTORUM: When...
  • Romney: The Etch A Sketch Candidate

    03/22/2012 10:38:02 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 21, 2012 | AmericanBridge
    This is a commercial (with the "Etch a Sketch" theme) that paints Mitt Romney is a devastating light. It's made by a liberal org, but it's all the more painful because it's honest and straightforward: it merely catalogs Romney's numerous flip-flops. Look for the Democrats to use this, probably with great effect. Our choices in November look to be the fire and the frying pan. How depressing.
  • FACT CHECK: Santorum on Earmarks

    03/22/2012 4:33:01 AM PDT · by Mangia E Statti Zitto · 21 replies
    Club For Growth ^ | 1/6/2012 | Club for Growth
    In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, reporters found that Santorum sent “hundreds of millions of dollars to Pennsylvania,” by looking at press releases from Santorum’s office and at news accounts at the time. Thus, we can conclude that Santorum did request earmarks as a member of Congress. Furthermore, Santorum voted for the notorious 2005 Highway Bill, which contained literally thousands of earmarks including the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” (Senate Roll Call Vote #220, 2005). Not only did Santorum vote for the bill that contained the Bridge to Nowhere, but when Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma offered an...
  • Arpaio hits 'censorship blackout' on Obama forgery probe

    03/21/2012 5:18:01 PM PDT · by lward99 · 69 replies · 3+ views
    Times247.com ^ | 3/21/12 | Joe Kovacs
    “America’s toughest sheriff” says there is “tons” more potentially shocking information on Barack Obama in connection with his probe into the president’s eligibility, and he calls the media’s suppression of his findings of a likely forged presidential birth certificate and Selective Service Card “probably the biggest censorship blackout in the history of the United States.” “I’m not going after the president to keep him off a ballot or anything else, but that could happen,” Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. “I’m going at it strictly as a law-enforcement guy investigating a possible forgery and fraud. I’m sticking with that, but I’ll...
  • Gingrich: After you fit a gun rack in a Volt, ‘where do you put the deer?’

    03/21/2012 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2012 | Geneva Sands
    VIDEORepublican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich returned to a favorite target, slamming the Chevrolet Volt as an impractical vehicle, while stumping on the campaign trail in Louisiana Wednesday, three days ahead of that state's primary. "I've tried to explain this psychologically, you can't put a gun rack in a Volt," Gingrich said to supporters in Pineville, La., repeating a line of attack he used in February. Last month, however, one Chevy driver set out to prove the former Speaker wrong by actually building a gun rack into the back of his Volt, which he documented in a video posted to YouTube....
  • Outrage Grows After Wisconsin Democrats Sabotage Jobs

    03/21/2012 11:57:34 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 65 replies · 2+ views
    New American ^ | 3-21-12 | Alex Newman
    After every Democrat and one Republican in the Wisconsin Senate voted to kill a regulatory reform bill that would have brought thousands of desperately needed mining jobs to the state, outraged conservative activists and unemployed citizens vowed to turn the heat up. Not only do they plan to keep pushing the legislation, they are targeting two key legislators who opposed the measure for recall elections. The bill would have reformed Wisconsin’s complex and outdated mine permitting system, simplifying the process while retaining strict environmental controls. If it had passed, Florida-based Gogebic Taconite was planning to open an iron-ore mine in...
  • Beck: Progressive ‘Mission Accomplished,’ Now on to Phase II — Communism

    03/21/2012 9:14:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 20, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    If one wanted to destroy America, all one would need to do is break the country into parts and chisel away at each segment, bit by bit. Tuesday‘s episode of The Glenn Beck Program laid out America’s core components and described how each one is being undermined and thus, destroyed. But who is doing the destroying? Glenn contends that those seeking to dismantle the American way are “no longer progressives.” Instead, the left has successfully morphed into what it had always intended to be: Full-fledged Communists. “Progressives can say mission accomplished. Now it’s phase two.”Invoking Stuart Chase’s “The Road We...
  • Obama to visit four states for damage control on energy issues

    03/21/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/21/2012 | By Susan Crabtree
    President Obama hits the road this week to try to shake off two persistent political liabilities — Keystone XL and Solyndra — and their ongoing damage to his re-election hopes. Instead of shying away from these two political hot potatoes, Mr. Obama seems determined to try to change the public’s mind about them — or at least explain how they fit into his stated “all of the above” approach to energy. It won’t be an easy task, especially with voters worried that rising gas prices could thwart the economic recovery and political opponents charging that Mr. Obama is more committed...
  • Top Romney adviser: Mitt will erase his conservative positions once he’s the nominee

    03/21/2012 8:42:55 AM PDT · by Fred · 197 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 032112 | Greg Sargent
    Think Progress flags an amazing exchange on CNN, in which Eric Fehrnstrom, a top adviser to Mitt Romney, seems to confirm that the conservative positions Romney has been forced to take during the primary won’t be a big deal because he can simply erase them once he becomes the GOP nominee: HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election? FEHRNSTROM: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like...
  • Potential bounty for North Carolina

    03/21/2012 9:09:33 AM PDT · by greenwill · 1 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 03/21/12 | Dr. Daniel Fine
    Nearly 40 years ago, when the first oil price shock from the Middle East and OPEC disrupted the American economy, North Carolina and Appalachia briefly became an oil and gas frontier. Following geological investigations, Chevron drilled an exploratory well in the Deep River Basin beneath Lee County, N.C. Oil was discovered at 5,000 feet, but it contained excessive paraffin and Chevron plugged the well.
  • Do Wavering Obama Voters Think the Man They Voted for Is Naïve?

    03/21/2012 6:34:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Do Wavering Obama Voters Think the Man They Voted For Is Naïve? How do you persuade someone who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 to vote for the Republican option in 2012? ... a lot of Obama voters must be persuaded that they made the wrong choice in 2008, and that it isn’t their fault. Monday I spoke to a smart political mind who had been watching focus groups of wavering Obama voters in swing states, and he said that one word that those voters kept coming back to, again and again, was “naïve.” (The term was to describe the...
  • Sandra Fluke: Politicians should be required to pass pro-woman litmus test to get elected

    03/21/2012 7:18:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies · 2+ views
    Sandra Fluke: Politicians should be required to pass pro-woman litmus test to get elected By Michelle Fields -- The Daily Caller 12:09 AM 03/21/2012 ADVERTISEMENT Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke said on Tuesday that candidates running for office should have to pass a pro-woman litmus test in order to get elected. Fluke, an advocate for the Obama administration’s plan to force health insurers to cover birth control, was on Capitol Hill for a forum on “Opportunities and Challenges for a New Generation of Women,” in celebration of Women’s History Month. “There should be a litmus test that they be pro-women...
  • When Will Obama Issue Greenhouse-Gas Rules?

    03/21/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 3/19/12 | Olga Belogolova
    Many Insiders contended that the White House, in weighing the political implications of issuing these rules, will “wait for a less turbulent political environment to move forward”—after the November election passes. “OMB is going to hold on to the [regulations] until after the election. No matter what the [regulations] say, they are going to send shock waves through the important Rust Belt states. To release [them] earlier would be a certain self-imposed wound,” one Insider said. Some Insiders maintained that Obama already handed a victory to his environmental base when he rejected a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • (VANITY) Updates on Delegate Count and Newt's chance

    03/21/2012 3:59:54 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 29 replies
    Mar. 21st, 2012 | God-fear-republican
    According to NY Times, the total bound delegates, who must vote for their candidates at the first round at the Republican National Convention, is 1606 or 70% of total 2288 delegates available. Romney so far gets 449, Santorum 185, Newt 138, and Paul 35 according to Real Clear Politics. Total of bound delegates so far is 449+185+138+35 = 807. The total of bound delegates remain is 1606-807= 799 delegates. And Romney needs 1144 – 449 = 695 bound delegates more or 695/799 = 87%!!! Impossible unless all TX delegates go to him! If we throw all 120 super-delegates (Party leaders)...
  • Patton: Obama’s Policies Returning America to Slavery

    03/20/2012 5:10:27 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 26 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | March 20, 2012 | Doug Patton
    Longtime readers of my columns know that my favorite movie is “Braveheart,” Mel Gibson’s 1995 tale of Scottish leader William Wallace. One of my favorite lines from that film is Wallace’s rebellious reply to a statement uttered by the English princess regarding compromise with a tyrant — in this case Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England. “Peace is made in such ways,” the princess naïvely proclaims to our hero. “Slaves are made in such ways!” Wallace snaps. Therein lies the truth of dealing with the treachery of Barack Obama, whose policies are turning America into a nation of slaves....
  • President no longer worried about CO2: focus on alternative energy is economic says Obama, ....

    03/20/2012 2:19:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 2+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | March 19, 2012 | Alec Rawls
    Guest post by Alec Rawls“President no longer worried about CO2!” That’s what the headlines should have read last week after Obama presented an elaborate argument that alternative energy is the only viable response to high energy prices without ever once mentioning CO2, global warming or climate change. Instead, he presented the need to lessen our reliance on oil purely as an economic imperative.Back when he thought that global warming was a winning concern Obama used to acknowledge that his anti-CO2 policies were going to cause high energy prices (forcing them to “necessarily skyrocket“). Now he is trying to use the...
  • Breaking: election fraud? Why did ABC-TV post Illinois GOP Primary results 24 hours early?!

    03/20/2012 1:06:22 PM PDT · by Marguerite · 47 replies
    sgtreport ^ | March 20, 2012 | SGT
    Posted tonight – MONDAY, March 19th – on the web site of Chicago ABC News Affiliate WLS-TV are the following election results, clearly labeled as “Illinois Races, Federal Offices”. If we have this wrong, please let us know why this information exists in ANY form. Or, if we are indeed living in a banana republic, copy that. You now have our blessing to move out of the country. The time stamped screen shot from my computer, on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 11:29 p.m. CST is posted below. http://sgtreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Picture-113.png **UPDATE: Some time around 12:40 a.m. CST on Tuesday morning the...
  • David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack

    03/20/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 2012 Issue | Paul Kengor
    Obama's main man will do whatever it takes to fell Republicans and conservatives. Where does his ruthlessness and drive come from? Getting Barack Obama elected president would be "something you could really be proud of for the rest of your life," said David Axelrod in January 2007, a month before the young Illinois senator proclaimed his candidacy. "It would really change politics in a positive way." Axelrod, already an established political consultant, had in front of him a potential huge star, a game changer—a political advent. He saw in Obama a boy wonder, at once compelling, winsome, engaging, historic, spiritual,...
  • National Popular Vote: Goodbye, Sweet America.

    03/20/2012 10:47:18 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 19 replies
    Publius Hulda Blog ^ | 3/13/2012 | Publius Hulda
    Our Constitution is under constant attack.1 One of the most pernicious attacks is being waged by those who seek to override the constitutional provisions under which The States, as political entities, elect the President; and to replace it with a national popular vote (NPV) under which inhabitants of major metropolitan areas will choose the President. What Form of Government Did We Create In Our Constitution? Before you can see why it is so important that The States elect the President, and why the NPV is so execrable, you must understand how our “federal” government was structured and intended to operate....