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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...