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  • We Are Living in a ‘Modern-Day Depression’: David Rosenberg(1/5 household income from gov)

    06/27/2012 2:52:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Yahoo!Finance ^ | 06/25/12 | Aaron Task
    We Are Living in a ‘Modern-Day Depression’: David Rosenberg By Aaron Task | Daily Ticker – Mon, Jun 25, 2012 8:13 AM EDT The Federal Reserve cut its growth forecast for the second half of 2012 and 2013 last week, raising concerns yet again about the potential for a "double-dip" recession. While some, notably the cycle watchers at ECRI, believe the U.S. economy is definitely heading for another recession (or already there), Gluskin Sheff's chief economist and strategist David Rosenberg goes a big step further. "We are living in a modern-day depression," he declares. This dramatic statement is based on...
  • [Charlie] Rangel Fends Off Challengers to Win Difficult Primary

    06/26/2012 9:20:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 6/26/12 | Thomas Kaplan
    Surviving one of the toughest re-election fights of his career, Representative Charles B. Rangel fended off four challengers on Tuesday to win the Democratic nomination for a 22nd term in Congress. “I’m just glad that my community has faith and confidence in me,” Mr. Rangel told reporters shortly before declaring victory at Sylvia’s, the famed Harlem restaurant. Mr. Rangel’s victory capped a gripping campaign for a Congressional seat that for decades has been at the center of black political power — and preserved a career in Washington that had been threatened by ethics troubles and changing demographics. Mr. Rangel was...
  • Virginia Poll: Romney 48, Obama 43

    06/26/2012 1:26:52 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 43 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | JUN 26, 2012 | MICHAEL WARREN
    A new poll from We Ask America shows Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama in Virginia, a key swing state Obama won in 2008. Of the 1,106 likely voters in Virginia polled, 48 percent support Romney, with just over 43 percent supporting Obama and nearly 9 percent remaining undecided.
  • RADIO HOST & TV PERSONALITY DANA LOESCH COMING TO CO-HOST TROOPATHON V! (July 12)

    06/26/2012 1:03:14 PM PDT · by Syncro · 6 replies
    Move America Forward ^ | Junke 26, 2012 | Staff
    RADIO HOST & TV PERSONALITY DANA LOESCH COMING TO CO-HOST TROOPATHON Exciting news! As you know, each year we go out and get co-hosts to participate in Troopathon, to help host Melanie Morgan get through the marathon show to help raise money for care packages for our troops in Afghanistan. In the past we've been lucky to have great co-hosts like Andrew Breitbart, Roger Hedgecock, and S.E. Cupp. The Troopathon care package drive is already underway and we need your immediate support! Our goal is to send the largest shipment of care packages to our troops serving in war...
  • CNN Sinks To 21-Year Primetime Ratings Low.

    Coming off its least-watched month in primetime in 20 years in May, CNN has taken another big ratings blow: The cable news network has its lowest-rated quarter in primetime since 1991. For this year’s second quarter, CNN hit a low among total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic, with all primetime programs posting steep declines. The network averaged 446,000 total viewers and 129,000 in the 25-54 demo in primetime. Compared to last year’s second quarter, that’s down 35% and 41%, respectively. Rival Fox New Channel, meanwhile, with 1.79 million primetime total viewers on average, was down 1% from its...
  • US Supreme Court Declines Review of Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross Case

    06/26/2012 11:44:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2012 | By Alex Murashko
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross case Monday, paving the way for California's lower courts to make a decision before any other legal action is taken in the dispute over religious symbolism on government land in San Diego County. "While we are disappointed the Court did not accept this case for review at this time, we are hopeful we can find a solution that will allow this veterans memorial to remain where it has stood for over half a century," said Allyson Ho, lead counsel for the co-defendant, the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association....
  • ATF leader’s email could be Fast and Furious smoking gun and Holder admitted Obama can’t shield it

    06/26/2012 6:14:06 AM PDT · by Qbert · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/25/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A single internal Department of Justice email could be the smoking-gun document in the Operation Fast and Furious scandal — if it turns out to contain what congressional investigators have said it does. The document would establish that wiretap application documents show senior DOJ officials knew about and approved the gunwalking tactic in Fast and Furious. This is the opposite of what Attorney General Eric Holder and House oversight committee ranking Democratic member Rep. Elijah Cummings have claimed. It appears that email would also prove senior DOJ officials, likely including Holder himself, knew in March 2011 that a Feb. 4, 2011 letter...
  • Issa letter to Obama: So … the White House is involved in Fast and Furious, then?

    06/26/2012 7:37:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In case readers didn't already realize it ... it's on. The Daily Caller has a letter sent by House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa to President Barack Obama challenging the assertion of executive privilege in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. In the letter, Issa tells Obama that the assertion means one of two things: either the highest levels of the White House were involved in the effort to mislead Congress on OF&F, or Obama is deliberately obstructing the investigation: “[Y]our privilege assertion means one of two things,” Issa wrote to the president in a letter dated June 25. “Either...
  • Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration

    06/25/2012 7:57:45 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 100 replies
    AP ^ | Monday June 25, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons. The hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010. The email is: SB1070(at)usdoj.gov
  • US northeast coast is hotspot for rising sea levels

    06/25/2012 7:44:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    Nature News ^ | 24 June 2012 | Leigh Phillips
    Report comes after North Carolina senate proposes bill to ban predictions of increase in rates of sea-level rise. Research from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows that sea levels are rising much faster between North Carolina and Massachusetts than anywhere else in the world. The news comes less than two weeks after North Carolina's Senate passed a bill banning state agencies from reporting predictions of increasing rates of sea-level rise. Asbury Sallenger, an oceanographer at the USGS in St Petersburg, Florida, and his colleagues published their report today in Nature Climate Change1. They analysed tide-gauge records from around North America...
  • Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Icon, Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    06/25/2012 5:48:53 PM PDT · by Our man in washington · 142 replies
    Police say they arrested 66-year-old Larry Brinkin, the high-profile gay activist, on possession of child pornography on Friday night.
  • The $5 Billion Camo Snafu (Army retiring ACU)

    06/25/2012 4:53:08 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 78 replies
    The Daily ^ | June 24, 2012 | Erik German
    The Army is changing clothes. Over the next year, America’s largest fighting force is swapping its camouflage pattern. The move is a quiet admission that the last uniform — a pixelated design that debuted in 2004 at a cost of $5 billion — was a colossal mistake. Soldiers have roundly criticized the gray-green uniform for standing out almost everywhere it’s been worn. Industry insiders have called the financial mess surrounding the pattern a “fiasco.” As Army researchers work furiously on a newer, better camouflage, it’s natural to ask what went wrong and how they’ll avoid the same missteps this time...
  • Putin: Don't rush to strike Iran

    06/25/2012 4:58:03 PM PDT · by MCSP2008 · 16 replies
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4247178,00.html ^ | Latest Update: 06.25.12, 22:47 / Israel News | Attila Somfalvi
    President Vladimir Putin expressed his reservations over the prospect of a military strike in Iran, urging Israel Monday to learn from negative US experience in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Supreme Court Upholds Law Enforcement Provision of SB 1070

    06/25/2012 4:55:27 PM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    FAIR ^ | June 25, 2012 | Dan Stein
    "Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), called today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding key provision of Arizona's immigration enforcement law, SB 1070, 'an important victory for the people of Arizona and citizens everywhere who want their jobs, tax dollars and security protected from mass illegal immigration,'(SCOTUS upholds law....) FAIR will be posting more detailed commentary on the (5-3 ruling by the Supreme Court), which struck down some provisions of SB 1070 but upheld the ability of state police to check legal status. which struck down some provisions of SB 1070 but upheld the...
  • The munificent seven (The Federal Reserve extends Operation Twist)

    06/25/2012 3:58:45 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 9 replies
    The Economist ^ | Jun 23rd 2012
    THE Federal Reserve cannot be accused of sitting on its hands. On June 20th it announced its seventh instalment of unconventional monetary policy since running out of orthodox ammunition in late 2008, when short-term interest rates fell, in effect, to zero. In its latest salvo, the Fed said it would purchase $267 billion of long-term bonds by the end of the year, paid for from the proceeds of sales of short-term bonds in its portfolio. The move extends a programme, nicknamed Operation Twist, announced last autumn and due to expire this month, under which the Fed has swapped $400 billion...
  • MAXINE WATERS: 'COME ON TEA PARTY, LET'S GET IT ON'

    06/25/2012 12:55:03 PM PDT · by Jerome Hudson · 77 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 06/25/2012 | Wynton Hall
    In a speech Sunday night before Denver Democrats, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) challenged the Tea Party to a smackdown:
  • USDA: FOOD STAMPS WILL HELP YOU LOOK YOUR BEST

    06/25/2012 3:07:37 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/22/2012 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Although former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was smeared as “racist” by many Democrats and members of the main stream media for declaring Barack Obama “the food stamp president,” it turns out that, according to the USDA, being a “food stamp president” is really hip. In fact, the nation’s agricultural agency says, in a recent video ad, that signing up for food stamps can make you look and feel your best. --snip-- Almost 48 million people received food stamps in 2011, an increase from the 28.2 million who received the welfare benefit in 2008. The cost to taxpayers...
  • Supreme Court Allows Immigration Checks

    06/25/2012 2:35:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Wall Stret Journal ^ | June 25, 2012 | JESS BRAVIN And TAMARA AUDI
    The Supreme Court struck down much of Arizona's effort to crack down on illegal immigrants but left one key part intact in a ruling that gave both sides of the debate something to cheer. In a 5-3 ruling, the court said Arizona in effect had tried to set up a parallel enforcement system that punished illegal immigrants more harshly and interfered with congressional authority over the nation's borders. The court rejected parts of the state law known as SB1070 that made it a crime for illegal immigrants to seek work and that authorized warrantless arrests of people suspected by state...
  • When Supreme Court rules on health care law: House Democrat strategy memo. Exclusive

    06/25/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 69 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 6-25-12 | Lynn Sweet
    House Democrats should launch a media blitz as soon as the Supreme Court rules Thursday on President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, according to a strategy memo obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. The memo, from the House Congressional Democratic Leadership operation, advises members to be on the alert Thursday morning to "quickly and effectively" communicate with media and constituents "as soon as the decision is announced." The memo outlined a game plan to use traditional media--plus FaceBook and Twitter to "serve as a way to inform your followers of the Court's decision while adding your voice to the conversation. Members...
  • Obama Phones to Congratulate Muslim B'hood on Victory in Egypt’s ‘Milestone’ Election

    06/25/2012 1:46:36 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/24/2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) – President Obama phoned the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi on Sunday evening to congratulate him on becoming Egypt’s new president, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said in a Twitter message around 7 PM eastern time. Earlier, White House press secretary Jay Carney in a statement called the Islamist’s election a “milestone” in Egyptians’ transition to democracy. “Millions of Egyptians voted in the election, and President-elect Morsi and the new Egyptian government have both the legitimacy and responsibility of representing a diverse and courageous citizenry,” he said. Egypt’s election commission earlier announced that Morsi had beaten his second-round opponent, former...
  • An Angry Border Control Agent

    06/25/2012 1:09:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 25, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is John in Southern New Mexico. You're next here on the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh. RUSH: Yes, sir. CALLER: Listen, I've been following the Supreme Court and what they're doing with the Arizona law. I've spent 25 years enforcing the law on the border. And I can tell you -- RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait. You spent 25 years enforcing the law, that means you're a border patrol agent or former? CALLER: I'm a border patrol agent, yes. RUSH: Current or former? CALLER: Current. RUSH: Current border patrol agent. CALLER: I have been eligible...
  • Court rulings suggest 'privilege' claim over 'Furious' docs would fizzle, Republicans say

    06/25/2012 12:29:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 23, 2012 | Judson Berger
    President Obama may have to clear a high bar in order to lock down Fast and Furious documents from the prying eyes of congressional investigators. After the White House asserted executive privilege over potentially thousands of documents pertaining to the botched anti-gunrunning operation, critics of the move pointed out that the federal appeals court in the nation's capital has taken a skeptical view toward privilege claims in the past. The D.C. appeals court in 2004 rejected a privilege claim made by the George W. Bush White House pertaining to Justice Department documents dating back to the Clinton administration. That case...
  • Study: More Than Half a Trillion Dollars Spent on Welfare But Poverty Levels Unaffected

    06/25/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies
    CNS ^ | June 25, 2012 | Matt Cover
    “The vast majority of current programs are focused on making poverty more comfortable … rather than giving people the tools that will help them escape poverty.” (CNSNews.com) – The federal government is not making much headway reducing poverty despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a study by the libertarian Cato Institute. Despite an unprecedented increase in federal anti-poverty spending, the national poverty rate has not declined, the study finds. “[S]ince President Obama took office [in January 2009], federal welfare spending has increased by 41 percent, more than $193 billion per year,” the study says. Federal welfare spending...
  • Rep. King questions how terrorist group member attended White House meeting

    06/25/2012 12:14:08 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/25/12 01:58 PM ET | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) has asked the Obama administration to explain why a member of a known terrorist group was allowed to enter the U.S. last week and participate in high-level meetings at the White House and State Department. King wrote to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Sunday to ask several questions about Hani Nour Eldin's visit last week. Eldin is a member of Egypt's parliament, but he is also a member of the Islamic Group, which has been linked to violence in Egypt and is a designated terrorist organization. "Mr. Eldin's membership in...
  • Mom given bill to clean street after son killed by illegal immigrant driving drunk

    06/25/2012 10:25:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 25, 2012
    GREENVILLE, SC – A grieving mother told a South Carolina court she was slapped with several bills, including one to clean the street after her son was killed by a drunken driver last year. Loretta Robinson spoke on June 19 of the emotional and financial toll her son Justin Walker's death had on her as the driver Anna Gonzales, who is an illegal immigrant, pleaded guilty in the case.
  • Issa: Fast and Furious might have been a political operation to push for gun control

    06/25/2012 9:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The big question from last week's assertion of executive privilege by Barack Obama was what, exactly, was so troublesome that the White House couldn't have Attorney General Eric Holder release it. It certainly wasn't to protect the precedent of confidentiality of presidential advice; Obama and Holder have insisted that the President had no knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious until it made the headlines. Even the assertion of privilege attempted to skirt that issue by relying on deliberative process rather than direct presidential privilege, although it seems almost certain that deliberative process won't shield Holder and others at executive agencies....
  • Uruguay Government Plans To Sell Marijuana

    06/25/2012 9:21:35 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 50 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 6/25/ 2012 | Bryan Nash
    In an attempt to lower crime and raise government revenue, Uruguay is planning on legalizing marijuana. Currently, it is legal to possess less than 25 grams of cannabis, but it is illegal to grow or sell it. If the proposal passes, Uruguay’s government would oversee the growth and distribution of the $75 million business. Buyers would be required to register with the government. “It’s a fight on both fronts: against consumption and drug trafficking,” said defense minister Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro. “We think the prohibition of certain drugs is creating more problems for society than the drugs themselves.” Congress must approve...
  • Poll: Obama opens up wide lead among Hispanics (Obama 66, Romney 25)

    06/25/2012 8:57:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/25/2012 | By Seth McLaughlin
    A new USA Today-Gallup poll shows that President Obama holds a big lead among Hispanic voters in his general election matchup against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney — and that unemployment and economic growth, not immigration, remain the top issues for these voters. The survey of a random sample of 1,753 adults between April 16 and May 31 showed Mr. Obama leading Mr. Romney by a 66 percent to 25 percent margin. "Given the current dampened support for Obama among non-Hispanic whites, Obama's ability to build support or, more specifically, registration and turnout, among Hispanics in 2012 is widely seen...
  • ‘Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone’: Sandusky Serenaded By Inmates

    06/25/2012 8:06:36 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 31 replies
    CBS Cleveland ^ | June 25, 2012 8:19 AM | CBS
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (CBS Cleveland) - Jerry Sandusky was reportedly taunted by other inmates in song at the Centre County Correctional Facility when he was housed there this past December. An inmate who identified himself only as “Josh” told The Daily that he and other prisoners sang well-known lyrics from Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” to Sandusky. “At night, we were singing ‘Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone,’” Josh was quoted as saying.
  • Court strikes down most of Arizona immigration law, but leaves key provision in place (1070)

    06/25/2012 7:26:29 AM PDT · by pabianice · 350 replies
    SCOTUS strikes-down 3 of 4 S1170 provisions; says immigration is under federal control. One section -- allowing police to check immigration status after legal stopes -- sent back to 9th District Court for review.
  • [Incentives] Are You a Muslim or Studying Islam? Finding Scholarship Programs for Islamic Students

    06/25/2012 2:33:57 AM PDT · by bd476 · 8 replies
    College Scholarships for Muslim Students and Islamic Study Find a Muslim scholarship from our list of sources in the United States and abroad. They are not large in number, so hurry and apply so you don't miss out. Finding Scholarship Programs for Islamic Students There are a number of scholarships available from universities and colleges available to Muslim students, although not every college will offer them. If this is a consideration of your application, then you may want to consider making an appointment with the financial aid advisors prior to enrollment to verify that the school you wish to...
  • Obama Backers Use Race as Alibi for Ebbing Support

    06/25/2012 1:10:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 25, 2012 | Michael Barone
    As Barack Obama's lead over Mitt Romney in the polls narrows, and his presumed fundraising advantage seems about to become a disadvantage, it's alibi time for some of his backers. His problem, they say, is that some voters don't like him because he's black. Or they don't like his policies because they don't like having a black president. So, you see, if you don't like Obamacare, it's not because it threatens to take away your health insurance, or to deny coverage for some treatments. It's because you don't like black people. This sort of thing seems to be getting more...
  • Jew Hunting Season Open in France

    06/24/2012 11:49:12 PM PDT · by bd476 · 12 replies
    Gatestone Instiute ^ | June 19, 2012 at 4:30 am | by Guy Millière
    Jew Hunting Season Open in France by Guy Millière June 19, 2012 at 4:30 am These organizations remain blindly silent : for them, Muslims are "victims of racism" and therefore cannot be racist. France is presently prey to one of the worst waves of anti-Semitism in its history ; this wave is not receding, rather, it is intensifying. According to the annual report published by the Protection Service of the Jewish community, 2011 was a bad year; 2012 will be worse. Since the killing of three children and a rabbi in the courtyard of a school in Toulouse on...
  • Jihad in France Just Beginning [This is what we are facing]

    06/24/2012 11:07:16 PM PDT · by bd476 · 41 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 2, 2012 at 4:30 am | by Guy Millière
    Jihad in France Just Beginning by Guy Millière April 2, 2012 at 4:30 am The Obin Report showed a deep infiltration by radical Islam into the vast majority of French schools and a vitriolic hatred for Jews. What the Report showed was so alarming that the text was not initially disclosed. Nobody dares to say that more than thirty mosques all over the country broadcast incendiary remarks that have « nothing to do with the teachings of Islam, » and that the same remarks are received daily on television by tens of thousands of Muslims in France through the...
  • ‘Little America’: Infighting on Obama team squandered chance for peace in Afghanistan

    06/24/2012 6:43:48 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    In late March 2010, President Obama’s national security adviser, James L. Jones, summoned Richard C. Holbrooke to the White House for a late-afternoon conversation. The two men rarely had one-on-one meetings, even though Holbrooke, the State Department’s point man for Afghanistan, was a key member of Obama’s war cabinet. As Holbrooke entered Jones’s West Wing office, he sensed that the discussion was not going to be about policy, but about him. Holbrooke believed his principal mission was to accomplish what he thought Obama wanted: a peace deal with the Taliban. The challenge energized Holbrooke, who had more experience with ending...
  • School Uses Planned Parenthood Curriculum to Teach Kids Oral Sex

    06/20/2012 3:46:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 98 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/20/12 | Rita Diller
    Parents could tell something was wrong with the children when they came home from school. They were quiet and withdrawn, embarrassed, and didn’t want to talk about what had happened. When Curtis and Jean Pannkuk began questioning their young daughter, they discovered that her elementary school principal had instructed her that day in how to perform oral and anal sex. The traumatizing instruction was delivered as a part of state approved sex education that was orchestrated, developed, pushed, and policed by Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, SIECUS, and a host of other agencies. Though parents in the small town of...
  • Paraguay's ousted leader Fernando Lugo denounces 'coup'

    06/24/2012 9:58:00 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 24, 2012 | The Telegraph
    Paraguay's ousted President Fernando Lugo has broken cover to accuse the country's Congress of carrying out a "parliamentary coup d'etat" to force him from power. In his first public appearance since his impeachment on Friday over a deadly land dispute earlier this month, Mr Lugo, 61, attacked Congress for its decision but said he would accept it in the name of peace. "Lugo has not been dismissed; democracy has been dismissed. They have not respected the popular will," he said at a street protest attended by about 500 people in the capital Asuncion. He called his impeachment "unjust" and called...
  • Egypt's New President: Our Capital 'Shall Be Jerusalem, Allah Willing' [SCARY VIDEO]

    06/24/2012 9:05:25 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 72 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 6-24-2012 | Unknown to me
    Egypt's New President Morsi, Israel's New Neighbor, Issues A Warning
  • Supporters Slow to Grasp Health Law’s Legal Risks

    06/24/2012 3:52:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/24/12 | PETER BAKER
    With the Supreme Court likely to render judgment on President Obama’s health care law this week, the White House and Congress find themselves in a position that many advocates of the legislation once considered almost unimaginable. In passing the law two years ago, Democrats entertained little doubt that it was constitutional. The White House held a conference call to tell reporters that any legal challenge, as one Obama aide put it, “will eventually fail and shouldn’t be given too much credence in the press.” Congress held no hearing on the plan’s constitutionality until nearly a year after it was signed...
  • 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...
  • Kansas revokes doctor's license in abortion case

    06/22/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 7 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 6/22/2012 | Associated PressBy JOHN HANNA | Associated Pres
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas regulators on Friday revoked the medical license of a doctor accused of performing inadequate mental health exams on young patients she then referred to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions. The State Board of Healing Arts ratified an administrative judge's earlier decision to strip Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus of her license. Neuhaus provided second opinions that Tiller needed under Kansas law to perform some late-term abortions at his Wichita clinic. Tiller, one of a few U.S. physicians known to perform abortions in the final weeks of pregnancy, was shot to death in May...