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  • Obama Orders IRS to refund 'Illegal Aliens' $4.2 billion, While Asking the Rich....

    05/07/2012 7:56:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    (Loophole.)(4 Billion a year)(video)(Illegal Aliens Getting Bigger Tax Refund Checks?)
  • President Obama's "All Of The Above" Energy Duplicity

    05/06/2012 7:24:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 6, 2012 | Robert Bradley Jr.
    There's been a noticeable sea change in the way President Obama talks about energy. Don't buy the makeover. The new Obama is running from his record - and plans to revert to old ways after what he calls "my last election" with all the tools at his disposal. To simply stick with the pro-green, anti-oil strategy was political peril. So Obama went surreal with an "all-of-the-above" energy agenda. Obama's Environmental Protection Agency recently issued new rules that will force 32 mostly coal-powered plants to close and threaten another 36 facilities. The agency has also issued "blackout" regulations that effectively prohibit...
  • Taking a scythe to the Bill of Rights by George Will

    05/06/2012 5:08:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2012 | George F. Will
    ...Now comes Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) with a comparable contribution to another debate, the one concerning government regulation of political speech. Joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), 26 other Democrats and one Republican, he proposes a constitutional amendment to radically contract First Amendment protections. His purpose is to vastly expand government's power - i.e., the power of incumbent legislators - to write laws regulating, rationing or even proscribing speech in elections that determine the composition of the legislature and the rest of the government. McGovern's proposal vindicates those who say that most campaign-finance "reforms" are incompatible with the...
  • Obama's flawed vision - victory by division (by Charles Krauthammer)

    05/06/2012 1:11:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 6, 2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    The entire Obama campaign is a slice and dice operation, pandering to one group after another, particularly those that elected Obama in 2008 - blacks, Hispanics, women, young people - and for whom the thrill is now gone. What to do? Try fear. Create division, stir resentment, by whatever means necessary - bogus court challenges, dead-end Senate bills and a forest of straw men. Despite a temporary setback - Hilary Rosen's hastily surrendered war on moms - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will resume the battle with a Paycheck Fairness Act that practically encourages frivolous lawsuits and has zero chance...
  • Trending: Schwarzenegger asks, 'What would Ronald Reagan have done?'

    05/06/2012 9:19:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | May 6, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Were Ronald Reagan in office today, some Republicans would "start looking for a 'real' conservative to challenge him in a primary," Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote in an op-ed published Saturday evening. "What's important is our shared belief in the broad Republican principles of free enterprise and small government," he said in the op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times. "If we continue to fight one another without being willing to compromise, we will keep losing to big-government advocates."
  • LIVE STREAMING: Greece Election Results

    05/06/2012 9:09:04 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    MegaTV ^ | 5-6-12 | TCRLAF
    First Exit Polls released just minutes ago per Twitter: Greece Exit Poll: ND 17-20% PASOK 14-17% SYRIZA 15,5-18,5% AN. ELLHN. 10-12% KKE 7,5-9,5% XRYSH AYGH 6-8% DHMAR 4,5-6,5% This is IMPORTANT, and could dramatically effect the world economies very quickly.
  • GM, a failed investment

    05/06/2012 5:22:16 AM PDT · by Bobbys1963 · 24 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Sun, May. 6, 2012 | John Lott
    If you invested more than $100 in a company, would you be happy if your shares were worth only $36? By anyone’s definition that investment would have been a terrible failure. Yet, that is how the federal government’s investment in General Motors looks. The federal government has put in well over $100 billion into shoring up General Motors, but the entire company, not just what the government owns, was worth only $36 billion on Tuesday. GM sales have bounced around, rising in March and then falling in April, but investors’ best guesses for what future sales will be are already...
  • Romney's Practical Vision vs. Obama's Left-Wing Extremism

    05/05/2012 9:42:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | may 3, 2012 | Peter Ferrara,
    In his weekly radio address on April 14, President Obama displayed his lifelong commitment to an ideological extremism of pure theory unhinged from reality. That failure of leadership is why America is in a scary downward slide that will not stop until fundamental change is made at the top. The bottom line is that raising tax rates on investment income to finance increased government spending could not be a more confused, upside down policy to promote economic growth. It reflects only Obama's extreme, neo-Marxist ideology, which is fundamentally offended by investment income flowing to "the rich." In sharp contrast, presumptive...
  • Republican delegation divided at state convention in Sparks

    05/05/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 11:15 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon (contact)
    A deeply divided contingent of more than 1,200 Republicans has gathered at a Sparks casino to elect delegates to the national convention in Tampa, Fla. Within an hour of the convention being gaveled open, accusations of fake ballots, scuffles over seating and brief disagreements over rules erupted. Overall, however, business proceeded rather smoothly with a delegation that seemed tipped toward Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who is scheduled to speak this afternoon. Josh Romney, whose father Mitt Romney is the presumed GOP nominee, gave a brief speech to the crowd, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama. “This is a very...
  • Obama plunges into campaign, tears into Romney

    05/05/2012 3:01:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Google News/AP ^ | May 4, 2012 | DAVID ESPO, AP
    Plunging into his campaign for a new term, President Barack Obama tore into Mitt Romney on Saturday as a willing and eager "rubber stamp" for conservative Republicans in Congress and an agenda to cut taxes for the rich, reduce spending on education and Medicare and enhance power that big banks and insurers hold over consumers. Romney has staked his candidacy on an understanding of the economy, developed through a successful career as a businessman, and his promise to enact policies that stimulate job creation. But Obama said his rival was merely doing the bidding of the conservative powerbrokers in Congress...
  • Incumbency Shakers

    05/05/2012 11:45:58 AM PDT · by Twotone · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 2012 | John H. Fund
    More Americans approve of polygamy than of Congress. A February CBS News/New York Times poll found just 10 percent of respondents approved of Congress’s job performance. snip A new group called the Campaign for Primary Accountability (CFPA) plans to shake up this stagnant system. Its key insight is that incumbents who are ethically challenged, lazy, or ideologically mismatched to their district can be beaten—but in party primaries. And it has already had some impact on this year’s elections.
  • Four Years of Obama Undoes Eight Years of Reagan

    05/05/2012 10:50:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Ricochet ^ | May 4, 2012 | Tommy De Seno
    The Labor Force Participation Rate shows what percentage of people are working, looking for a job and not looking for a job. It is a better yardstick to measure the workforce in America than is the usually cited "unemployment rate" which doesn't count people who are so frustrated they stopped looking for a job.
  • Does the 1st Amendment cover clicking 'like' on Facebook?

    05/05/2012 6:44:38 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2012 | Michelle Maltais
    Before you click that "like" button in Facebook, you should know that a judge in federal court asserted that this is not protected under the 1st Amendment. In what boils down to a wrongful termination case (Bland vs. Roberts) brought before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, four former employees of a sheriff up for reelection claimed that they were fired after, among other things, he discovered that they "liked" his opponent's campaign page on Facebook. "According to the Plaintiffs, after learning of their support of their opponent, the Sheriff called a meeting in which he...
  • Aide: Santorum Endorsement Could Come In 'Next Week Or So'

    05/04/2012 8:38:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    KCRA ^ | May 4, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    John Brabender, a senior strategist to former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, said Friday if the ex-GOP candidate endorses his former top rival Mitt Romney it will be "in the next week or so." Brabender's comments came after a meeting between the one-time opponents, which he characterized as a productive, issues-driven conversation. Nonetheless, the session did not produce an immediate endorsement from Santorum. Asked by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley what "sooner" meant, Brabender said "probably in the next week or so, not in the next two months."
  • If Obama wins, what would he do in a second term?

    05/04/2012 8:09:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 115 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2012 | Ezra Klein
    "In a second term," Mitt Romney darkly warned in a speech to the National Rifle Association last month, President Obama "would be unrestrained by the demands of reelection." ...His only specific prediction was that Obama would "remake" the Supreme Court. .... At the end of 2012, we'll face what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke calls "the fiscal cliff": The Bush tax cuts are set to expire, the $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts initiated when the deficit "supercommittee" failed to reach a deal are set to begin, we're expected to hit the debt ceiling again, and many other programs and...
  • Paul Ryan: Obama's 'Julia' website 'creepy' and 'demeaning'

    05/04/2012 6:46:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 20112 | Justin Sink
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Friday that the Obama campaign's new website - which uses a fictionalized woman named Julia to illustrate how the president's policies help female voters - is "creepy" and "demeaning." "It suggests that this woman can't go anywhere in life without Barack Obama's government-centered society. It's kind of demeaning to her," Ryan said during a constituent meeting in Wisconsin, the National Review reports. "She must have him and his big government to depend on to go anywhere in life. It doesn't say much about his faith in Julia." Dubbed "The Life of Julia,"...
  • Romney makes hay of the Chen case, distracts voters from Obama's abyssmal jobs record. /s

    05/04/2012 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    5/4/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    While I am waxing sarcastic I will explain why. Romney and/or his surrogates have repeatedly let us know either implicitly or explicitly that when Obama makes hay of an issue (like killing Bin Laden or campaigning on college campuses on the issue of college loan interest rates, etc, etc) they will call him out for distracting voters from his abyssmal jobs record. This allows Romney to operate in and on a range of issues, while isolating Obama to one issue. Romney's political mindset is easy to follow as it flows from his business mindset: Romney sits and the end the...
  • Real GDP Per Capita -- Dead!

    05/04/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 4 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 4, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Moving Forward -- Without Obama* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *Why do I get the eerie feeling that we’ve gotten nowhere in the last four years? The answer is because we’ve gone precisely nowhere with Obama. As the chart above displays, on a per capita basis, real gross domestic product has declined by a cumulative -0.20% during Obama’s four-year term (through Q1 2012). President’s Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton both inherited rather weak economies. Each achieved real GDP per capita growth of 1.52% in the first year in office, but by the second year, Reagan’s cumulative GDP had declined to...
  • This is What Our President Wants

    05/04/2012 1:16:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 4, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Snerdley just asked me an interesting question, and I want to pose the question to you in my own words. After 39 weeks of unemployment over 8%, after an unemployment rate that's been higher for longer than any since the Great Depression -- with only 115,000 jobs added -- even if you are Barack Obama, don't you care a little about your legacy? Don't you want some improvement somewhere in real life, not just a rate drop from 8.2% to 8.1%? Don't you want something that's gonna add to your legacy, make you look good to the...
  • Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement

    05/04/2012 6:31:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,524 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 4, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    My FRiends, we might as well face the reality that we the combined pro-life conservative movement and tea party coalition have lost this round (the presidential election) in the larger battle to reclaim our constitution and our inalienable rights. Rove, Romney and the GOP-e have successfully destroyed and driven off each and every pro-life conservative tea party candidate from the race and all have surrendered to the Romney camp. It is no secret that Romney is not one of us. There is absolutely no doubt that he has never accomplished a single conservative thing in his entire political career (one...