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  • Obama speech moved indoors

    09/05/2012 7:22:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 73 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/5/12 | BYRON TAU
    Democratic officials confirm to POLITICO that President Obama's prime time address will be moved indoors to the Time Warner Center. The Thursday address was scheduled to be at Bank of America stadium — an outdoor venue with more than 70,000 seats. But forecasts are predicting thunderstorms, forcing a last minute change in venue.
  • Obama nomination speech moved indoors to smaller venue, thousands left out

    09/05/2012 7:07:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 124 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 5, 2012 | Fox News
    <p>The obvious comment is that they couldn't fill the outdoor stadium.</p> <p>Fox is discussing all those planners, volunteers, etc. whose hours of labor have been futile.</p>
  • The Question Nobody Wants to Answer

    09/05/2012 5:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/05/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    You have to feel a little sorry for Team Obama as they squirm to explain why the question "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" is so unfair. After all, there is only one way to answer it and retain any credibility. Which is why Maryland's Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, when asked, responded, No, we're not. Within 24 hours, he reversed himself, by all accounts because the Obama campaign forced him to. I haven't checked the video to see if he was blinking T-O-R-T-U-R-E in Morse code as he did so. The idea that presidents "run"...
  • New York Times Proves Clint Eastwood Correct -- Obama Is Lousy CEO

    09/04/2012 9:35:28 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9-3-2012 | Rich Karlgaard - Commentary
    A New York Times front page story today — New York Times! — might have killed President Obama’s re-election hopes.The story is called “The Competitor in Chief — Obama Plays To Win, In Politics and Everything Else.” It is devastating.With such a title, and from such a friendly organ, at first I thought Jodi Kantor’s piece would be a collection of Obama’s greatest political wins: His rapid rise in Illinois, his win over Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries, the passage of health care, and so on.But the NYT piece is not about any of that. Rather, it is a...
  • 84 Statistics That Prove That The Decline Of The Middle Class Is Real And That It Is Getting Worse

    09/04/2012 8:42:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 08/23/2012 | Michael Snyder
    The middle class in America is being systematically destroyed. Once upon a time the United States had the largest and most vibrant middle class in the history of the world. The rest of the globe looked at us in envy and wondered what we were doing right. But now everything seems to be going wrong for the middle class. Millions of our jobs have been shipped out of the country and competition for the remaining jobs is keeping wages at depressed levels. Meanwhile, the cost of living just keeps going up and up and middle class budgets are being stretched...
  • Jeff Bridges' House [Check out the digs of this 1%er who loves Obama]

    09/04/2012 5:16:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    The actor lives here. He purchased the home in 1994 for just under $7M from singer Kenny Loggins.
  • Obama facing mounting questions over 'you didn't build that' remark

    09/03/2012 12:32:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 2, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    After being pummeled for days at the Republican National Convention for his remark that business owners "didn't build that," President Obama heads to the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina this week facing mounting questions about how he will respond to charges that he is hostile to free enterprise. On Sunday, senior Obama advisers suggested that they will not address the anti-business allegations directly but will instead try to turn the tables on their GOP rivals by accusing them of being dishonest about what Obama meant. Nevertheless, there are signs that they see a vulnerability. Obama has not repeated the...
  • Running on Zer0: Low blows, lower turnouts and low expectations

    09/02/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT · by jonrick46 · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | September 2, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama was swept to the White House in 2008 by a wave of idealism and inspirational campaigning in which he encapsulated the mood of the nation with his slogans of ‘Hope’, ‘Change’ and ‘Yes we can’. Then, his message was a fundamentally positive one. Americans wanted an end to the Bush era but that almost went without saying. Obama pointed to his own vision of the country; a post-partisan, post-racial America in which gridlock in Washington was ended and common-sense centrist solutions were adopted. What a difference four years makes. Obama is campaigning ferociously for a second term –...
  • Barack Obama struggles to inspire voters on the campaign trail

    09/02/2012 10:39:15 AM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    Guardian [UK] ^ | 1 September 2012 | Paul Harris
    When President Barack Obama mentioned the Republican party convention on the campaign trail in Fort Collins, Colorado, and his supporters began to boo his opponents, he paused and went off script. "Don't boo. Vote. That's the best response. Vote and get some of your best friends to vote," he told the audience at a rally on a campus of Colorado State University. The tone of urgency was notable. The 2008 version of Obama had no trouble getting people to go to the ballot box during his historic election win. But in 2012 it is a different game. Battered by the...
  • Gibbs blames Bush for Obama’s declining popularity among youth

    09/02/2012 11:33:13 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 9-2-2012 | John Rossomando
    September 2, 2012 Gibbs blames Bush for Obama’s declining popularity among youth John Rossomando Youth enthusiasm for President Obama is nowhere near where it was in 2008 because of decisions made during the Bush years, according to Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs, who appeared this morning on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley.Crowley asked Gibbs about the President’s weakened support among young Americans under 30 who voted for Obama by by a 66 percent margin in 2008. Recent polling suggests that number has fallen to 48 percent today.“This is not 2008,” Gibbs said. “What’s happened since then...
  • St. Jude Medical cutting 300 jobs in reorganization, 80 in Minnesota

    08/31/2012 5:17:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-31-12 | Christopher Snowbeck
    Little Canada-based St. Jude Medical is eliminating 80 jobs in Minnesota as part of a restructuring plan the company announced Thursday, Aug. 30. The medical device manufacturer, which employs about 3,000 in Minnesota, said it is providing support to about 300 workers across the company whose jobs have been eliminated. St. Jude Medical competes in the market for heart devices against Fridley-based Medtronic and Natick, Mass.-based Boston Scientific, which makes pacemakers and implantable defibrillators at a division based in Arden Hills. On Wednesday, a Boston Scientific official said his company is moving forward with previously announced plans to eliminate jobs....
  • FACT CHECK: Obama promised and failed to keep Janesville GM plant open

    08/30/2012 8:20:25 AM PDT · by Qbert · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 30, 2012 | Conn Carroll
    President Barack Obama came to office during an economic crisis, as he has reminded us a time or two. Those were very tough days, and any fair measure of his record has to take that into account. My home state voted for President Obama. When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it, especially in Janesville, where we were about to lose a major factory. A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: “I believe that if our government is there to...
  • 3 Woodbridge teachers, 2 principals suspended amid cheating investigation

    08/28/2012 1:30:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 1 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | August 28, 2012
    The state is investigating cheating on standardized tests in four of the township’s 24 public schools — and three teachers and two principals were suspended Monday night due to the ongoing investigation, the district says. High rates of erasures on the NJ ASK tests in some schools prompted a closer look by the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance within the state’s Department of Education, according to Brian Small, the president of the Woodbridge Board of Education. In Woodbridge the investigation centered on four of the township’s schools.
  • Chevy Volt production suspended to trim supply, prepare plant for new model

    08/28/2012 10:13:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/28/2012 | ap
    General Motors will temporarily close the Detroit-area plant that makes the Chevrolet Volt next month to control inventory and prepare to make a new model. Spokesman Bill Grotz says the factory will be off-line to match supply with demand and prepare to build the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. He wouldn't say how long. Grotz says GM is happy with its supply of electric Volts. The plant also makes Chevrolet Malibus.
  • Minnesota Supreme Court rejects challenge to Voter ID; throws out Ritchie's rewritten titles

    08/27/2012 5:27:27 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | doug belden
    Two proposed constitutional amendments will be presented to voters on November's ballot in the way the Legislature intended, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday, Aug. 27. Both decisions were victories for conservatives. The Republican-controlled Legislature pushed both proposed amendments through over opposition from Democrats including Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton last year vetoed a bill to require photo ID, but has no power to block constitutional amendments that are sent directly to voters.
  • Love Him or Hate Him, You Don't Know Him: Obama's America, 2016

    08/27/2012 10:32:21 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 57 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | August 27, 2012 | Daniel J. Kelley
    Obama is a proponent of failed economic policies that have left much of the Third World mired in poverty. Rather than acknowledging that centralized economic planning is a failure, Obama faults America’s industrial might as the cause of economic malaise that has crippled much of Africa. The answer, therefore, is not to abandon the discredited economic policies, but to disable America so as to level the playing field. Once America is bankrupt, Kenyan economic programs are bound to succeed! As someone who follows politics and current events closely, I thought that I was better informed about Barack Obama’s radicalism than...
  • Obama 'cancelled missions to kill bin Laden 3X after getting cold feet - until Hillary stepped in

    08/20/2012 11:03:00 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 21 replies
    ukmail ^ | 8 20 12
    Barack Obama cancelled three operations to kill Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Hillary Clinton, according to a new book. The explosive allegation is contained in an expose by journalist Rich Miniter, who argues that the White House’s carefully-crafted narrative of Obama as a decisive leader who dispatched the al-Qaeda leader despite the doubts of advisers is a myth. Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him will be published on Tuesday. Excerpts have been viewed by Mail Online. Miniter, a former ‘Wall Street Journal’, ‘Washington Times’...
  • The Strategic Failure of the Obama campaign (Chicago must be terrified )

    08/20/2012 5:37:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 8/16/2012 | Soren Dayton
    We are one week into Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan. A number of polls are coming out telling a variety of stories about what it means. But one thing is clear: Barack Obama’s campaign has had several significant strategic failures this summer. And they failed to define Paul Ryan out of the gate with their Mediscare tactics. And they failed to define Mitt Romney this summer with a huge campaign spend. The Obama campaign hoped to use the summer to define Mitt Romney. They spent $25 million in May ads. Obama spent $58m in June. What effect did it...
  • Obama’s Loot-and-Plunder Theory on Steroids

    08/19/2012 7:46:32 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 4 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | August 18, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    :: Use It or Lose it: We Can't Wait- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -According to unelected hoodlums within the Obama Administration, from 2003 to 2006, Congress set aside $473 million in earmark transportation funds that have never been spent. "These idle earmarks have sat on the shelf as our infrastructure continued to age and construction workers stood on the sideline,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a conference call Friday. "I'm taking that unspent money and giving it right back to the states so they can put it to work on the infrastructure projects that they need most --...
  • Yes, More Solyndras for Clean Energy (Vacation on Planet Gore Alert)

    08/10/2012 12:10:53 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    Time ^ | 8/9/2012 | Michael "Embrace the Failure" Grunwald
    The Solyndra “scandal” is trotted out every few months as part of the big-vs.-small-government debate in this country, but it is not and never was a scandal. The federal clean-energy loan program that the infamous solar-panel maker was a part of was designed to finance risky ventures, and Solyndra was a reasonable risk: an innovative manufacturer with huge private backing and an opportunity to transform the industry. But the industry transformed itself first. Silicon prices plunged, Solyndra’s advantages vanished, and the firm went bust. It happens. The Bush and Obama Administrations both selected Solyndra from 143 applicants for the program’s...