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  • Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again

    04/20/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 111 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-21-12 | Dover
    The Newt Gingrich campaign found itself in a state of confusion Friday night when reports surfaced that Gingrich would cancel all of his stops in North Carolina next week, fueling suggestions that Gingrich would be suspending his campaign. But the campaign says nothing is happening. Two people close to the Gingrich campaign told ABC News they were contacted and told all of Gingrich’s North Carolina stops had been canceled, although R.C. Hammond, communications director for the campaign, said there was a “communication glitch.” “There was confusion, but we will maintain our North Carolina schedule next week,” Hammond said. One person...
  • PA's Absentee Ballots Harbor Security Flaw

    04/20/2012 4:29:56 PM PDT · by Tamzee · 10 replies
    The Pocono Record ^ | April 20, 2012 | Beth Brelje
    Safeguards against tampering with election results are in place throughout the election process, but for Pennsylvania's absentee voters, a potential security breach exists. Printed on the envelope used to return completed absentee ballots is an "R" or "D," noting the voter's Republican or Democratic party affiliation. A person intent on influencing election results could weed out unopened ballots of one party. All they would need is access to the mails. That could happen in a college mail room or another origination point, at the post office, during delivery or when county mail is being sorted. The envelope marking is plain...
  • Reid Statement On March Unemployment Rate(Tea Party mentioned;)

    04/20/2012 3:04:51 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | April 20, 2012 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Nevada’s unemployment rate dropped to 12 percent in March: “The decline in Nevada’s unemployment rate is encouraging. Our economy is slowly recovering, but too many Nevadans remain out of work, which is why we must remain focused on creating jobs. Earlier this month I met with Nevada business leaders to discuss ways to increase domestic and international tourism.  Our state is known for world class entertainment, and we can create jobs by making it easier for visitors to travel to Nevada.  We must also strengthen our infrastructure by...
  • Pakistani passenger jet with 127 on board crashes

    04/20/2012 12:18:28 PM PDT · by Justaham · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/20/12 | ZARAR KHAN
    A Pakistani passenger jet with 127 people on board crashed into wheat fields Friday as it was trying to land in a thunder storm at an airport near the capital Islamabad. Sobbing relatives of those on the flight flocked to the airport, and officials said there appeared to be no survivors. Emergency workers used flashlights to search among the smoldering wreckage of the fuselage, smashed seats and body parts for any sign of life at the crash site, which was just a few kilometers (miles) from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport. One rescue official asked villagers to bring him sheets...
  • Gingrich tells NY GOP he would support Romney

    04/20/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 70 replies
    the-leader.com/newsnow/AP ^ | Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:51 AM | the-leader.com/newsnow/AP
    The Associated Press NEW YORK —Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told Republicans at a New York state party dinner that he would work for Mitt Romney’s victory in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. “We are dedicated to a unified Republican Party,” he said. Speaking Thursday in New York City, Gingrich said he’s stayed in the race “to articulate big themes and big ideas” but that “we have a moral obligation to defeat Barack Obama.” To that end, he said, he would work to support Romney, and he said Romney would do the same for him. “Romney and I...
  • Where Do Conservatives Go Now? Part 2 (Don’t Get Suckered into Supporting the Republican Party)

    04/20/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 226 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 19 Apr 12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Fourth, Remember the Difference Between Republicans and Conservatives. Conservatives look at the endorsements Mitt Romney has garnered from such establishment figures as former President George H.W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and most importantly from business-as-usual Washington insiders, such as lobbyist Ed Gillespie, and they see advocates of positions they often opposed, not friends of the transformational agenda that won the Tea Party wave election of 2010. Surveying Romney’s record and agenda, and most importantly the people he is likely to bring to Washington to implement his agenda, movement conservatives see little likelihood a Romney administration will differ...
  • Barack Obama's Re-election Bid is Already in Deep Trouble. "Hot Diggity Dawg" Says it All!

    04/19/2012 8:46:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Newt Gingrich may not have got the memo but the battle for the Republican nomination is over. Some in the Romney campaign were hoping for a Febuary end but others were fearing it would go on until June and a small number of Republicans even predicted a convention fight in August. All in all, April is not a bad result for Mitt Romney - long enough to test him, short enough to allow him to focus solely on the general for the final six months. Despite the very recent and ugly and negative primaries, Romney's struggle with conservatives and the...
  • Santorum's departure takes sizzle out of Pa. primary

    04/19/2012 7:36:27 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 35 replies
    Erie Times News ^ | APRIL 17, 2012 | JOHN GUERRIERO
    If Santorum's suspension of his campaign last week removed the drama from the GOP presidential race...
  • Dozens under arrest in China in connection with Bo Xilai scandal

    04/19/2012 7:30:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04/18/12 | Malcolm Moore
    Dozens under arrest in China in connection with Bo Xilai scandal China has detained dozens people with connections to Bo Xilai, it was claimed as the Communist party pledged to "thoroughly investigate" the politician and his wife's alleged role in the death of British businessman Neil Heywood. By Malcolm Moore, Chongqing 5:40PM BST 18 Apr 2012 At least 39 people are thought to be being held, alongside Mr Bo, in the seaside town of Beidaihe, a favourite retreat for Communist party leaders. "The detainees include Xu Ming, who had a very special relationship with Mr Bo, and some of the...
  • Nugent says had "solid" meeting with Secret Service

    04/19/2012 5:31:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 19, 2012 | Steve Olafson
    (Reuters) - Musician and gun-rights advocate Ted Nugent said on Thursday he had a positive meeting with U.S. Secret Service agents investigating his recent criticism of President Barack Obama, and the agency confirmed the issue had been resolved.Nugent, who told NRA supporters in St. Louis last week that he would be "dead or in jail" next year if Obama was reelected, said in a statement that he had "met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents" in Oklahoma. "Good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. The meeting could not have gone...
  • Frenzied hours for US on fate of a China insider (Obama rejected Bo Xilai aide defection attempt)

    04/19/2012 3:04:18 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 24 replies
    NDTV ^ | April 18, 2012 | Steven Lee Myers and Mark Landler
    Washington: On the evening of February 6, a vice mayor of a major Chinese city who had a reputation as a crime fighter turned up at the American Consulate in Chengdu in an agitated state, telling a tale of corruption and murder that has ensnared the Obama administration in a scandal it wants nothing to do with. Wang Lijun was taken past police officers loyal to a powerful former patron, Bo Xilai. The official, Wang Lijun, sought asylum, fearing for his life even as Chinese security forces quickly surrounded the building and asked the American diplomats inside to turn him...
  • Tutu’s visit stirs criticism at Gonzaga (Please add your comments!)

    04/19/2012 4:04:19 PM PDT · by narses · 19 replies
    The Socialist-Review ^ | April 19, 2012 | Jody Lawrence-Turner
    Hundreds sign petitions objecting to honorary degree Jody Lawrence-Turner The Spokesman-Review Gonzaga University is rejecting calls by social conservatives to find a new commencement speaker because of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s support for abortion rights and gay marriage. Critics say the apartheid era hero and Nobel laureate’s social views contradict Catholic teachings, and more than 700 Gonzaga alumni, staff, faculty and students have signed petitions protesting Tutu’s campus appearance in May and the university’s plans to award the Anglican archbishop an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. “It goes against Catholic teaching and so much of what Gonzaga stands for – or...
  • Obama's $5 Trillion Moment

    04/19/2012 2:35:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2012 | Guy Benson
    I buried this item at the bottom of my early morning post on Romney's rhetoric, but I think this staggering milestone merits a separate post.  The Obama legacy:   In the 39 months since Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States, the federal government’s debt has increased by $5,027,761,476,484.56. Although he has served less than a term, Obama is now the first American president to see the federal government's debt increase by more than $5 trillion during his time in office. During the full eight years that George W. Bush served as president, the...
  • Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism?

    04/19/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism? In politics, truth-telling can get you into trouble, even if you stumble upon it by accident. Just ask Rep. Allen West (R-FL). West is feeling the heat for a pregnant pause he took during a town hall meeting after he was asked "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists?" "It's a good question," West responded, "I believe there's [sic] about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. (Long pause) "They don't actually hide. It's called the Congressional Progressive...
  • Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment

    04/19/2012 2:11:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment By Terence P. Jeffrey April 19, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals. The First Amendment says in part: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." Television networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as, or...
  • Stand Your Ground, America

    04/19/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 18, 2012 | PETER FERRARA
    A sober look at the case against George Zimmerman. How do you stand your ground if you are lying on your back getting pummeled in the face? That one question alone shows that Stand Your Ground laws are not at issue in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin controversy. But the tragic death of young Trayvon is only seen by those on the left as a valuable media opportunity to further exploit the millions of gullible Americans to advance the left's political interests and agenda. Indeed, we have some people in positions of influence, both leading politicians and figures in the major...
  • India Successfully Tests ICBM. China Unimpressed

    04/19/2012 11:32:54 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 21 replies
    India successfully launched its first domestically developed long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday morning, joining a handful of nations that possess ICBM technology. The Agni V missile, capable of carrying a one-ton nuclear warhead, was launched this morning from Wheeler Island, off the coast of the state of Orissa, after a bad-weather delay yesterday. The Agni V was launched just after 8:00 a.m. local time and flew for 20 minutes before hitting its designated target in the Indian Ocean. Officials were thrilled with the smooth operation. “With this missile launch, India has emerged as a major missile power,” V. K....
  • New Tone: Union Rally Speaker Tells Scott Walker 'We Cut Your Head Off'

    04/19/2012 1:25:41 PM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 19, 2012 | Rebel Pundit
    New Tone: Union Rally Speaker Tells Scott Walker 'We Cut Your Head Off' Tuesday, over 2000 union protesters rolled into Springfield, IL, to protest Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, speaking at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Once again they came to chant and sing, and chant and sing they did. It was a typical sea of matching t-shirts—a favored strategy of intimidation—along with their placards of “solidarity” and profane signs. They scattered four giant inflatable rats throughout the crowd, with a gargantuan cardboard cut out of Governor Scott Walker standing out, as well.Presidents of the AFL-CIO, Michael T. Carrigan of Illinois...
  • Election 2012 Trial Heat: Obama vs. Romney [MR +4]

    04/18/2012 2:02:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Gallup ^ | 4/18/12 | Gallup
    These are the results when registered voters are asked: "Suppose the presidential election were held today. If Barack Obama were the Democratic Party's candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney were the Republican Party's candidate, who would you vote for Barack Obama, the Democrat or Mitt Romney, the Republican?" Those who are undecided are further asked if they lean more toward Obama or Romney and their leanings are incorporated into the results.
  • WaPo Author who Tied Romney to KKK Resigns over Plagiarism Scandal

    04/18/2012 7:46:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | April 18 2012 | by Tony Lee
    When Washington Post journalist Elizabeth Flock wrote a post last year falsely accusing Mitt Romney of using a Ku Klux Klan slogan in his campaign speech, she was not fired or disciplined. But when Flock stole from the work of another mainstream organization and did not properly attribute, she abruptly “resigned” from the Washington Post conveniently and coincidentally before another editor’s note went up on her post that described it as having “serious factual errors” and “a significant ethical lapse.” Flock told AFP that “she resigned on Friday before the Post published a second editor's note about her work and...
  • Good News: Romney Knows the Media's Out to Destroy Him

    04/19/2012 12:56:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2012 | John Nolte
    Republicans should rejoice. When it comes to understanding the threat of the media, in a news-making interview with our own Larry O'Connor yesterday, Governor Mitt Romney proved he is no John McCain. Whether the story is true or not, I don't know, but sometime during the 2008 election, someone told me that our candidate, John McCain, said something to the effect of, "All these relationships I've made in the media are really going to pay off now."
  • NIH under fire for grants toward creation of homoerotic website

    04/19/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT · by Gennie · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2012 | Judson Berger
    The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars over the past decade to fund the construction of an HIV-prevention website that, among other sexually explicit features, includes a graphic image of homosexual sex and a Space Invaders-style interactive game that uses a penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets. The grant money went to a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota that created a site called Sexpulse. The goal was to draw in what are termed MISM -- or "men who use the Internet to seek sex with men" -- in order to educate them and...
  • Images of G.I.’s and Remains Fuel Fears of Ebbing Discipline (FUNYT)

    04/19/2012 12:36:26 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | April 19, 2012 | THOM SHANKER and GRAHAM BOWLEY
    A new revelation of young American soldiers caught on camera while defiling insurgents’ remains in Afghanistan has intensified questions within the military community about whether fundamental discipline is breaking down given the nature and length of the war. The photographs, published by The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, show more than a dozen soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division’s Fourth Brigade Combat Team, along with some Afghan security forces, posing with the severed hands and legs of Taliban attackers in Zabul Province in 2010. They seemed likely to further bruise an American-Afghan relationship that has been battered by crisis after...
  • Obama Charges $1,000 Per Handshake

    04/18/2012 9:06:23 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 54 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-18-12 | Breitbart News
    President Obama’s fan base is willing to pay through the nose to get a glimpse of him. In fact, supporters in Dearborn, Michigan showed up today to shell out $1,000 just to shake the hand of The One. “A thousand dollars is a lot of money,” Lonnie Peek, one of the fortunate few to touch Obama personally, told CBS. “But other folks are kickin’ in for their candidates, so what you do is you bite the bullet. You wanna have your conscience good, to feel that this is what I did. You know, you go without a couple of meals....
  • TransCanada submits new Keystone XL pipeline plan

    04/18/2012 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/18/2012 | Lee Ross
    For the first time since President Obama issued a controversial order halting its progress, the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is once again on track for bureaucratic review after TransCanada submitted a new route through Nebraska designed to avoid environmentally sensitive areas. The new plan, which TransCanada submitted to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality on Wednesday, takes the Keystone project out of the deep freeze that began in January when Obama agreed with the recommendation of the State Department to reject the initial pipeline application. This new development, first reported by Fox News, allows Nebraska officials to review the impact...
  • 'It's reprehensible': White House condemns photos of U.S. soldiers...

    04/18/2012 5:49:13 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 47 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 06:42 EST, 18 April 2012 | Rachel Quigley
    FULL TITLE: 'It's reprehensible': White House condemns photos of U.S. soldiers posing with bodies of suicide bombers in Afghanistan Excerpted Article: The White House says the conduct depicted in photos that purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan is 'reprehensible' ... ---- White House spokesman Jay Carney says the conduct does not represent the standards of the U.S. military and added the president believes the situation needs to be investigated and those responsible should be held accountable. --- The photographs show a number of paratroopers smiling as they pose with Afghan police next...
  • FReepathon! big bad easter bunny's MONEY BOMB WEDNESDAY : 5:00PM PACIFIC!!!

    04/18/2012 5:14:05 PM PDT · by onyx · 206 replies
    Free Republic, Your Premiere Conservative Online Forum ^ | April 18, 2012 - 5:00PM Pacific | big bad easter bunny
    <p>Unfortunately today I have some work issues and some serious family issues to attend to. Last money bomb I promoted, I posted all day long. Could a few of my fellow Freepers step-in today and help out?</p> <p>5PM Pacific time, TODAY!!!!!!</p>
  • Romney: I Face 'Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy' (As Opposed To Romney's Fox News "True Believers"?

    04/18/2012 4:26:11 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/18/2012 | Newsmax Wires
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says a "vast left-wing conspiracy" in the media has joined forces with the campaign of President Barack Obama to beat back his challenge...
  • American Legislative Exchange Council to abandon gun rights, other social causes (Left is winning!)

    04/18/2012 3:48:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Boston Herald / The Miami Herald ^ | April 18, 2012 | Toluse Olorunnipa and Erika Bolstad
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The organization that helped spread Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law across the country is halting its push for gun rights in the wake of the national outcry over Trayvon Martin’s shooting death. The American Legislative Exchange Council said Tuesday that it would shift focus from social to economic issues, abandoning causes like gun rights and voter identification laws. “Today we are redoubling our efforts on the economic front, a priority that has been the hallmark of our organization for decades,” ALEC national chairman and Indiana state lawmaker David Frizzell said in a statement. “We are eliminating...
  • Iran Arrests 15 'Spies And Terrorists', Says They Are Israel-Linked

    04/18/2012 12:50:24 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Iran has released more details about what it says was Israel-backed terror plot broken up last week, including the revelation that 15 people, accused of being Iranian and foreign spies, were arrested for planning to assassinate an Iranian expert. -excerpt- Iranian officials said on Tuesday that the "Mossad-linked spies and terrorists" were trying to "identify and assassinate one of our nation's experts and to bomb some of the nation's installations using professionally made technical tools," according to the Jewish Telegraph Agency. excerpt- The announcement comes after a report earlier this month that Iran's Intelligence Ministry had busted a network it...
  • Iranian Majlis summons President Ahmadinejad

    04/18/2012 12:38:32 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    Iran’s Majlis approved the amended draft to impeach the president and to summon him for questions and answers, MEHR news agency said. According to the source 144 Iranian lawmakers approved the amended draft that suggests the process of asking questions to the president may lead to his impeachment. The initiative was failed last week, however, it has been now approved by the lawmakers.
  • Iranians surround Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's car in poverty protest

    04/18/2012 12:13:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Dramatic footage has emerged of Iranians mobbing the car of Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to complain about poverty and hunger. The remarkable show of civil disobedience occurred during what was intended as a routine tour last week of the southern city Bandar Abbas. As the president waves to crowds, standing in the car’s sunroof, an elderly man is shown holding on to the front hand side of the car shouting “I’m hungry, I’m hungry”. Panicked bodyguards eventually manage to usher him away but as their backs are turned a young veiled woman leaps onto the bonnet and then sits on...
  • Largely Ignored by MSM ‘Fast and Furious’ Scandal might be Obama’s Worst

    04/18/2012 8:30:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    Cowboy Byte ^ | April 17, 2012 | Staff
    Of all the myriad scandals of the Obama administration, there is one, largely ignored by the mainstream media, that could actually be its worst. That scandal is the operation run from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the Justice Department, known as “Fast and Furious,” through which the federal government actually encouraged and even ordered American gun shops to sell guns — against the store owners’ better judgment — to “straw” purchasers who were funneling guns to Mexican drug gangs while the ATF sat back and watched and did nothing.
  • It’s Working in Walker’s Wisconsin

    04/18/2012 4:51:11 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 19 replies
    City Journal ^ | Christian Schneider
    One morning last February, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker called his staff into his office. “Guys,” he warned, “it’s going to be a tough week.” Walker had recently sent a letter to state employees proposing steps—ranging from restricting collective bargaining to requiring workers to start contributing to their own pension accounts—to eliminate the state’s $3.6 billion deficit. That day in February was when Walker would announce his plan publicly. It turned out to be a tough year. The state immediately erupted into a national spectacle, with tens of thousands of citizens, led by Wisconsin’s public-employee unions, seizing control of the capitol...
  • Court says Arizona can demand voter identification

    04/18/2012 2:29:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/17/12 | Tim Gaynor
    A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled Arizona may require voters to show identification at the polls, a ruling likely to add fuel to the fiery debate about voting rights in a presidential election year. But the court also ruled the state cannot demand that they show proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in federal elections, a decision the state's attorney general said he would appeal. That could set the stage for yet another U.S. Supreme Court showdown over a contentious Arizona law touching on citizenship issues. Next week, the high court will hear arguments over the state's...
  • Obama as a Boy Ate Dog Meat

    04/17/2012 10:17:28 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 125 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 4/17/2012 | Jake Tappert
    Much has been made about Mitt Romney, in 1983, putting his family dog Seamus in a kennel on top of his roof and driving from Boston to Canada, with said canine Seamus making his displeasure known in a rather scatological way. Democrats have signaled they have every intention of making sure the American people — especially dog-lovers — know the tale. In January, senior Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod tweeted a photo of the president and Bo in a car, with the snide observation: “@davidaxelrod: How loving owners transport their dogs.” The Romney campaign signaled tonight that they are not...
  • House blocks EPA from banning lead in ammunition

    04/17/2012 6:50:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies
    Human Events ^ | 04/17/2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The House on Tuesday passed legislation giving hunters and fishing enthusiasts access to certain public lands to pursue their sport and also blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from banning lead for use in ammunition and fishing tackle. The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act passed on a mostly party line vote of 274 yeas and 146 nays. Republicans argued that the ability of sportsmen and women to fish and shoot on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service is being threatened by the Obama administration and environmentalists through bureaucratic regulations. Republicans also said that banning lead bullets...
  • The Seven Most Disturbing Moments So Far in Barack Obama's Presidency

    04/17/2012 6:26:59 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 47 replies
    town hall ^ | 4/17/2012 | John Hawkins
    Picking out the most disturbing moments of Barack Obama's presidency is kind of like trying to choose the wettest parts of the ocean. Other than his "Even a blind squirrel sometimes gets a nut" moment where he said "yes" when the SEALS asked if they were allowed to kill Osama Bin Laden, his entire presidency has been one long, slow motion bamboo shoot sliding under the country's fingernails. So, everyone reading will probably be able to think of a few national nightmares that aren't included.
  • Does Romney's Tax Plan Accept the Premise of the Left's Class Warfare? (Rush has MR news)

    04/17/2012 6:07:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 62 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-17-12 | Rush Limbaugh
    Excerpt: "Now on Sunday night Romney was here in Palm Beach for a big fundraiser. Word has leaked out about some of the things that he said to the donors. These are things that he's not said publicly in terms of specifics on policy, and one of the things that he talked about was a tax plan. He wants to lower rates but eliminate some deductions for the rich. And I have to tell you, folks, I'm not comfortable with the Republican nominee talking about special plans for "the rich," special plans for "Hispanics." That was part of it, too....
  • Obama’s oil market plan more politics than substance

    04/17/2012 9:27:21 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/17/2012 | John W. Schoen
    President Obama's call to rein in oil market speculation comes just as those very market forces appear to be accomplishing his real goal of lowering gasoline prices in the middle of an election campaign. The president announced Tuesday that he wants Congress to crack down on oil market speculators whom he argues have helped drive up the price of crude oil and gasoline. ,,,,, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, denounced the plan as unnecessary, saying the White House already has the tools available to crack down on any possible oil price manipulation. "Where is his Federal Trade Commission? Where is...
  • Romney, Gingrich appear together at GOP event in Lancaster

    04/17/2012 12:17:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    WFMZ ^ | April 17, 2012
    LANCASTER, Pa. - Two of the Republican candidates for president are in Pennsylvania a week ahead of the state's primary election. Mitt Romney, the GOP's all-but-certain presidential nominee, and Newt Gingrich, are scheduled to speak at the Republican Committee of Lancaster County’s spring event in Lancaster on Tuesday evening. Rick Santorum, who suspended his campaign last week, has canceled his appearance. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania U.S. senator, hasn't hinted whether he'll eventually endorse Romney, but said he'll say soon how he'll continue to press for conservatism in politics.
  • White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In [Special Interests: Pay To Play!]

    04/15/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 14, 2012 | MIKE McINTIRE and MICHAEL LUO
    White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In MIKE McINTIRE and MICHAEL LUO April 14, 2012 Last May, as a battle was heating up between Internet companies and Hollywood over how to stop online piracy, a top entertainment industry lobbyist landed a meeting at the White House with one of President Obama’s technology advisers. Dwight and Antoinette C. Bush in 2010. Ms. Bush visits the White House frequently. The lobbyist did not get there by himself. He was accompanied by Antoinette C. Bush, a well-connected Washington lawyer who has represented companies like Viacom, Sony and News Corporation...
  • Poll: Scott Walker Opens Up Lead on Opponents (PPP Poll)

    04/17/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 87 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | April 16, 2012 | Christian Schneider
    Ever wonder what it takes to sanitize a Daily Kos post of all the snark and pompous windbaggery? We found out today, when their very own poll showed Wisconsin governor Scott Walker opening up a lead on his two primary Democratic opponents in the pending June 5 recall election. (One imagines the Daily Kos author typing that post while looking like Sylvester the Cat having swallowed a bag of alum.)
  • Obama's push to implement 'Eco-Tyranny'

    04/17/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin DeAnna
    Meteorologist Brian Sussman blows whistle on president's scheme The environmentalist movement isn’t about protecting the environment at all, according to meteorologist-turned-journalist Brian Sussman. It’s about destroying private property, controlling behavior, and expanding government – and the Obama administration has a secret plan to further all of it, he says. Sussman is now blowing the whistle on the real nature of environmentalism in his explosive brand-new book, “Eco-Tyranny.” He reveals secret memos from inside Obama’s Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, outlining a covert plan “to pursue a program of land consolidation” for the federal government to secure tens of millions...
  • Taxes Prompt More Americans to Renounce Citizenship

    04/16/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    Reuters/CNBC ^ | 4/16/12
    A year ago, in Action Comics, Superman declared plans to renounce his U.S. citizenship. "'Truth, justice, and the American way' — it's not enough anymore," the comic book superhero said, after both the Iranian and American governments criticized him for joining a peaceful anti-government protest in Tehran. Last year, almost 1,800 people followed Superman's lead, renouncing their U.S. citizenship or handing in their Green Cards. That's a record number since the Internal Revenue Service began publishing a list of those who renounced in 1998. It's also almost eight times more than the number of citizens who renounced in 2008, and...
  • Cleric Abu Qatada arrested again

    04/17/2012 7:20:04 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17th April 2011 | BBC News
    'Radical cleric Abu Qatada has been arrested and told the Home Office will try to deport him, the BBC understands. He is expected to appear at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission on Tuesday afternoon, when the home secretary will update MPs on his case. The European Court of Human Rights blocked his deportation to Jordan in January, saying evidence obtained by torture might be used against him. Ministers have been seeking assurances from Jordan this will not be the case. The Home Office had previously said it was making "good progress" in obtaining those guarantees from Jordan, where he faces...
  • Exclusive: Briton killed after threat to expose Chinese leader's wife

    04/17/2012 4:12:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    The British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China was poisoned after he threatened to expose a plan by a Chinese leader's wife to move money abroad, two sources with knowledge of the police investigation said. It was the first time a specific motive has been revealed for Neil Heywood's murder last November, a death which ended Chinese leader Bo Xilai's hopes of emerging as a top central figure and threw off balance the Communist Party's looming leadership succession.
  • Santorum Holds Off on Endorsing GOP Candidate

    04/17/2012 2:25:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    KGOAM - San Francisco ^ | April 16, 2012 | ABC Radio News
    (NEW YORK) -- Rick Santorum said Monday night there is “no question Barack Obama has to be defeated,” but did not say he would back presumptive nominee Mitt Romney, instead revealing he had only spoken to Newt Gingrich, not Romney yet. “As far as going with a particular presidential candidate right now -- I mean -- had a chance to talk to Newt, I haven’t had a chance yet to talk to Gov. Romney,” Santorum said on a conference call. “But we’ll be talking to both of them and we are going to go out and deal with who we...
  • Gingrich In North Texas, Insists Republican Primary Not Over Yet

    04/17/2012 1:57:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    CBS-DFW ^ | April 16, 2012 | Jack Fink interview with Newt Gingrich
    RICHARDSON (CBSDFW) – Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he’s not leaving the Presidential race anytime soon. “I’m the tortoise in this race,” Gingrich says. “I’ll just keep coming forward and I’m still here.” Before 75 supporters in a packed Richardson restaurant along Central Expressway Monday afternoon, Gingrich sounded upbeat. He told the town hall meeting, “I certainly felt a lot more encouraged by donors than discouraged by the elite media.” But he’s facing an uphill climb. Jack Fink: “Mitt Romney is on his way to the nomination, mathematically you can’t win, so what’s your rationale for staying in...
  • Ohio baseball player can’t walk at graduation after caring for cancer-stricken mother

    04/16/2012 2:11:27 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 104 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/16/2012 | Cameron Smith
    A 17-year-old varsity baseball player in suburban Cleveland is being banned from walking at his own graduation for racking up two too many unexcused absences. While those circumstances might be considered the fault of the athlete in most cases, Carrollton (Ohio) High senior Austin Fisher's case is a rather extraordinary one: His absences were all brought on by time he spent caring for his mother, who has spent the past six years battling breast cancer. As reported by Cleveland Fox affiliate WJW, Fisher has missed 16 days during his senior year, none of which have technically been excused. The Carrollton...