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  • Green ‘drivel’ exposed. The godfather of global warming lowers the boom on climate change hysteria

    06/23/2012 11:37:38 AM PDT · by OnAMission · 23 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 6/23/2012 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Two months ago, James Lovelock, the godfather of global warming, gave a startling interview to msnbc.com in which he acknowledged he had been unduly “alarmist” about climate change. The implications were extraordinary. Lovelock is a world-renowned scientist and environmentalist whose Gaia theory — that the Earth operates as a single, living organism — has had a profound impact on the development of global warming theory.
  • Fact Checker: Repeat Use of Debunked Claims Sinks Obama Ad

    06/23/2012 11:09:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, June 23, 2012 | Glenn Kessler
    SNIP The Obama campaign apparently loves to ding former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney with the charge of “outsourcing.” On several occasions, we have faulted the campaign for its claims, apparently to little avail. Now, all of the claims have been combined in one 30-second ad, with the added incendiary charge that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was a “corporate raider.” Let’s look anew at this material. SNIPRegarding the other claims, concerning Canadian electronics maker SMTC Manufacturing and customer service firm Modus Media, the Obama campaign tries to take advantage of a gray area in which Romney had stepped down from...
  • Anna Schwartz; economist co-wrote with Milton Friedman

    06/23/2012 5:12:32 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 9 replies
    Globe/NYT ^ | June 22, 2012 | Robert D. Hershey Jr.
    NEW YORK — Anna J. Schwartz, a research economist who wrote monumental works on US financial history in collaboration with Nobel laureate Milton Friedman while remaining largely in his shadow, died Thursday at her home in New York City. She was 96. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Naomi Pasachoff. Dr. Schwartz, who earned her doctorate in economics at age 48 and dispensed policy appraisals well into her 90s, was often called the ‘‘high priestess of monetarism,’’ upholding a school of thought that maintains that the size and turnover of the money supply largely determines the pace of inflation...
  • House Republicans release final Holder contempt resolution

    06/22/2012 10:55:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/22/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Republicans release final Holder contempt resolutionBy Pete Kasperowicz - 06/22/12 06:22 PM ET Republicans late Friday released the final version of the resolution asserting that Attorney General Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation. The crux of the resolution is just three paragraphs: "Resolved, That Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, shall be found to be in contempt of Congress for failure to comply with a congressional subpoena. "Resolved, That pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 192 and 194, the Speaker of the...
  • Former middle school principal arrested in Lealman crime spree (2 dead, 9 hurt)

    06/22/2012 8:43:37 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/22/2012 | Jacquline Ingles, Gregg Burrag
    LEALMAN, Fla. - The former principal of a Tampa middle school was arrested Friday after a crime spree in Lealman left two dead and another nine injured. Officials say Anthony Joseph Giancola, 45, was involved in a fatal stabbing, an assault at a hotel, and hit five others with his car. The spree is thought to have begun just before 11:00 a.m. at a group home for the hearing impaired in St. Petersburg, where a man and woman were stabbed to death and two others were hospitalized with knife wounds. Justin Lee Vandenburgh, 32, was pronounced deceased on scene. 59-year-old...
  • Sorry, Washington Post, Romney didn’t get rich moving U.S. jobs overseas

    06/22/2012 7:21:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    AEI ^ | June 22,2012 | James Pethokoukis
    <p>But the WaPo seems more than a little fuzzy about the basics of how international business works — and the difference between outsourcing and offshoring.</p> <p>Or maybe this was a story just too politically juicy to properly check.</p> <p>But whatever the reason, WaPo World’s version of Romney’s business career at Bain Capital may not correspond with reality, via a source familiar with Bain’s activities as well as a detailed analysis of the piece.</p>
  • Gillibrand’s Challengers

    06/22/2012 5:37:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2012 | Harry Graver
    America loves its underdogs. And New York Republicans have to choose among three of them — attorney Wendy Long, congressman Bob Turner, and comptroller George Maragos, who are all vying for the Republican nomination and the long-shot chance to oust an incumbent Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.Recent polls have shown the senator’s lead over her three potential opponents to range between 33 and 42 points. This makes sense. In New York, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans two to one, and no Republican has won statewide office since George Pataki was elected to his third term as governor in 2002.To boot,...
  • Obama to Hispanics on immigrants: I see my kids

    06/22/2012 5:09:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    AP ^ | June 22, 2012 | JIM KUHNHENN
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama, in a strikingly personal appeal, renewed his call for an overhaul of America's immigration laws before a supportive Latino audience Friday. He portrayed rival Mitt Romney as an obstacle to measures that would give young illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
  • Ryan Being Vetted for VP

    06/22/2012 4:38:54 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 76 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2012 | Robert Costa
    I’m reliably informed that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Budget Committee chairman, has submitted paperwork to the Romney campaign. Sources confirm that he is being vetted for the vice-presidential nomination. Ryan, one of the GOP’s brightest young stars, is clearly a favorite of Romney allies. But some top Republican officials are wary of plucking him from the House, where he is the party’s most influential voice on fiscal issues. Earlier this week, Romney campaigned with Ryan in Janesville, Wis., Ryan’s hometown. Ryan previously stumped for Romney in late March and early April, ahead of Wisconsin’s Republican presidential primary.
  • Michelle Obama to lead U.S. delegation to Olympic Games opening ceremony

    06/22/2012 1:52:48 PM PDT · by Justaham · 61 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 6/22/12 | Olivier Knox
    First lady Michelle Obama will lead the official American delegation to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the White House announced on Friday. The group includes women's soccer Olympic great Brandi Chastain and basketball star Grant Hill, a member of the 1996 Olympics squad "This summer I'll be cheering on Team U.S.A. at the Olympic Games in London with this distinguished group of champions who truly represent the best of our country," the first lady said in a statement released by the White House. "Olympians and Paralympians are true American heroes and role models for all...
  • Report: Brian Terry Murder Suspect An FBI Informant

    06/22/2012 11:21:13 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 45 replies
    AZPUNDIT ^ | December 2, 2011 | Henry D'Andrea
    A new exclusive report from PJ Media reports that the suspect in the death of Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, may be an FBI informant. Brian Terry was killed as a direct result of the Obama/Holder botched Operation Fast and Furious. PJ Media reported: In the growing Fast and Furious scandal, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death in Peck Canyon, Arizona was previously described as a chance meeting that led to a firefight: an illegal alien “rip crew” working for the Sinaloa cartel was hoping to find other illegal aliens and to rob them at gunpoint. Instead, they stumbled across...
  • Obama Celebrity Fundraiser Barrage Worries Some in Hollywood

    06/22/2012 6:31:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Hollyod Reporter ^ | Jun e21, 2012 | Tina Daunt
    Some of the president's most ardent entertainment industry supporters quietly tell The Hollywood Reporter that while they realize he needs to deploy all of his weapons to compete with deep-pocketed Republican super PACs, they fear the increasing reliance on stars and celebrity contests could backfire with swing voters and mobilize the right. Reaction was particularly strong to the $40,000-a-plate dinner co-hosted June 14 by Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour with guests including Meryl Streep, Aretha Franklin and Bravo's Andy Cohen. Critics say the tony, heavily promoted event­ -- Parker sent an e-mail to supporters promising the evening...
  • Great Recession took deep toll across U.S. states

    06/21/2012 9:41:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 21, 2012 | Susan Heavey
    The nation's recent recession had a "broad and deep" impact across the United States, but certain states such as Florida and California were particularly hard-hit, according to a report released on Thursday. The study, led by Yale University political science professor Jacob Hacker, found that while the U.S. Northeast was largely spared from the economic fallout in the years after the Great Recession, the U.S. South and West were hit harder. Researchers said their study is the first state-by-state look at the how the downturn affected economic security and household incomes. It was paid for by the Rockefeller Foundation, a...
  • Armed Services chairman won’t push to reinstate DADT if Romney wins

    06/21/2012 7:14:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jeremy Herb
    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said he doesn’t plan to try and reinstate “Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT), the former ban on gays serving openly in the military, if Republicans were to take the Senate and Mitt Romney won the White House in November. McKeon and other Republicans were opposed to repealing DADT when the Democratic-controlled Congress passed it in 2010, but McKeon said Thursday that he didn’t see a reason to re-start the fight over it. “We fought that fight, and I think right now it’s more important to get the things that our warfighters need,”...
  • Afghan Taliban gunmen attack popular Kabul lakeside hotel

    06/21/2012 5:14:58 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 6/21/12 | reuters
    (Reuters) - Afghan Taliban gunmen, some armed with rocket propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, have attacked a hotel in Kabul's popular Qargha Lake recreation area, triggering a gunbattle, Afghan police said on Friday. "Insurgents armed with RPG rockets, and heavy and light weapons, are inside the Spozhmai Hotel and fighting with security forces. We don't know their numbers and if there have been casualties," said Mohammad Zahir, head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Kabul police. The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying wealthy Afghans and foreigners used the hotel to have "wild parties" in the...
  • Executive privilege claim opens new questions for lawmakers probing Fast and Furious

    06/21/2012 3:18:51 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 21, 2012 | unsigned
    President Obama's decision to assert executive privilege over Operation Fast and Furious documents not only failed to delay contempt proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder -- it raised a whole new line of constitutional questions and challenges about the power of the presidency.Republicans already are seeking more than 70,000 additional documents to answer their existing questions on Fast and Furious. The executive privilege claim opened up a new avenue of probing. The immediate question was whether the documents contained information so damaging that the president was willing to risk the bad PR by moving to lock them down. GOP lawmakers...
  • Discipline recommended for 7 U.S. troops in Qur'an burning

    06/21/2012 6:06:13 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 52 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 19, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. military officials said the classified report and recommendations for disciplinary action against the service members involved were delivered to the Pentagon more than a week ago. They have been turned over to the Army and Navy secretaries. No final decisions have been made. According to the officials, one Navy service member and as many as six Army soldiers...
  • Obama Orders Military 'Gay Pride' Celebrations;CinC Using Armed Forces for Political Fodder

    06/21/2012 9:13:01 AM PDT · by rhema · 39 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | June 21, 2012 | Mark Alexander
    "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indespensible supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. ... [L]et us with caution indulge the opposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of...
  • Obama Made Pre-Inaugural ‘Pledge’ on Stopping Guns to Mexico; Holder... Worked Issue From 1st Month

    06/21/2012 9:30:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 20, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Three and a half years before he invoked executive privilege in refusing to hand over to Congress internal Justice Department documents about Operation Fast and Furious--and just eight days before his inauguration--President-elect Barack Obama met with Mexican President Calderon over lunch at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., and “pledged” that he would take action aimed at stopping the flow of guns into that country from the United States. Public statements from both Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano demonstrate that they were both personally working on this issue from their first month...
  • Pelosi: GOP attacking Holder to suppress voters

    06/21/2012 9:11:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/21/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House Democrat says a committee vote holding the attorney general in contempt of Congress is part of Republican efforts to suppress votes in the upcoming elections. .. it is no coincidence that Holder is the official in charge of preventing voter suppression and enforcing civil rights laws.