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  • Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states

    10/04/2012 8:37:02 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 48 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/4 | cohen and clement
    Breaking from two decades of tradition, this year’s election exit poll is set to include surveys of voters in 31 states, not all 50 as it has for the past five presidential elections, according to multiple people involved in the planning.
  • Poll: Uncommitted voters give Romney debate victory

    10/04/2012 10:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2012 | Rick Moran
    I guess you'd have to be brain dead not to give the win to Mitt, but how about this surprise. CBS: More good news for the GOP nominee: 56 percent of those polled said they viewed Romney in a better light after watching the debate. Eleven percent said their opinion of him dropped, and 32 percent cited no change in opinion. Perhaps most promising for Romney, whose upper-class income has helped stifle his ability to relate to the "average American," the percentage of those polled who said they felt the former Massachusetts governor cares about their needs and problems spiked...
  • New super PAC ad features stuttering Obama from debate (Great ad!)

    10/04/2012 8:48:28 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/04/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s demand that debate moderator Jim Lehrer give him more time to respond to Mitt Romney is now the clincher of a new super PAC ad telling voters that Obama is “out of time.”
  • Obama: 'Everybody's Getting a Fair Share'

    10/04/2012 8:23:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    In President Obama's closing statement at last night's debate, he seemed to make a remarkable slip. "All those things are designed to make sure that the American people, their genius, their grit, their determination, is -- is channeled and -- and they have an opportunity to succeed. And everybody's getting a fair shot. And everybody's getting a fair share," Obama said, before quickly correcting himself and adding.
  • Was this Obama's Jimmy Carter moment? President's woeful debate compared to 1980 TV disaster

    10/04/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2012 | Toby Harnden In Denver and Hugo Gye
    Was this Obama's Jimmy Carter moment? President's woeful debate compared to 1980 TV disaster that handed Reagan victory Barack Obama has been savaged over his performance in last night's presidential debate, with one commentator even suggesting that he was less effective than the hapless Jimmy Carter. Even those who have been the President's most enthusiastic cheerleaders in the past lined up to denounce the evening as a 'disaster' for Mr Obama, and worried that Mitt Romney's resounding win would allow him to turn around his struggling campaign. Prominent Obama fans denounced the President as 'off his game', saying the debate...
  • Here's the RNC's New Attack Ad Targeting Obama's Debate "Smirk"

    10/04/2012 8:14:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Slate ^ | October 4, 2012 | Josh Voorhees
    Well, that didn't take long. About 12 hours after last night's debate wrapped up the RNC went live with an online video attacking what it's calling President Obama's debate "smirk." Here was the blast that went out to reporters (via the Washington Examiner): "Good morning, we're out with a new video 'Smirk' highlighting the president's debate performance where he was visibly uncomfortable as he struggled to give Americans answers on how he'll turn our country around with another four years.
  • 12 Obama Debate Lies And Counting…

    10/04/2012 7:02:25 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 13 replies
    GOP ^ | October 4, 2012
    At Last Night’s Debate, Obama Had Trouble With The Facts LIE #1: OBAMA SAYS HIS PLAN REDUCES THE DEFICIT BY $4 TRILLION THE CLAIM: Obama: “I’ve Proposed A Specific $4 Trillion Deficit Reduction Plan.” OBAMA: “I’ve proposed a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. … The way we do it is $2.50 for every cut, we ask for $1 in additional revenue.” (President Barack Obama, Presidential Debate, Denver, CO, 10/3/12) THE FACTS: “Virtually No Serious Budget Analyst Agreed With This Accounting.” “But virtually no serious budget analyst agreed with this accounting. Obama’s $4 trillion figure, for instance, includes counting some...
  • Byron York: Team Obama struggles as Romney wins big

    10/04/2012 12:55:17 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | October 4, 2012
    DENVER -- Just seconds after the presidential debate ended here at the University of Denver Wednesday night, Mitt Romney's advisers and surrogates rushed to the press room to take reporters' questions and tout their man's performance. They were eager, happy, and ready to talk because they believed their man scored a clear win in his first face-off with President Obama. After a few minutes of interviews, and the arrival of still more Romney surrogates, some reporters looked around and asked: Are there any Democrats here? Where are the Obama advisers and surrogates eager to speak for the president? It took...
  • Romney goes on offense, forcing Obama to defend record

    10/04/2012 12:28:07 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | Dan Balz and Amy Gardner
    An energetic Mitt Romney launched a series of attacks against President Obama here Wednesday night, calling into question the president’s record on the economy, health care and the deficit, and arguing that he would take the country in a fundamentally different direction. Obama sought to parry Romney’s criticisms, charging that his presidential rival favors a top-down approach to the economy that would reward the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the middle class and that the details of the Republican’s proposals don’t add up. But he found himself on the defensive repeatedly during their first debate, held at the University...
  • Mitt Romney aggressive, confident in first debate

    10/04/2012 12:12:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | Alex Leary
    Mitt Romney, needing a strong showing in the first presidential debate Wednesday night,delivered a commanding one,helped by a flat rival who was forced to defend the past. Over 90 minutes, before tens of millions of TV viewers,the Republican nominee clashed with President Barack Obama on taxes,the future of Medicare and how to create jobs. He portrayed Obama as a failure,unable to lead the country out of a still-struggling economy. "We know that the path we're taking is not working,"Romney said. "It's time for a new path." Obama was defending himself the moment he walked on stage. "Four years ago we...
  • Michelle: 'Barack Has Done Phenomenal Job Working Around Congress'

    10/03/2012 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/3/12
    MICHELLE OBAMA ON The TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW: Well, we’re understanding that, you know, you can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways. And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues. But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have...
  • OBAMA DISMISSES “NONVIOLENCE” IN 2002 VIDEO

    10/03/2012 2:22:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/3/2012 | John Hayward
    Over at Patterico’s Pontifications, another controversial Obama video has been unearthed. This one covers a 2002 speech Obama delivered at a church on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As Patterico sums it up, “by and large it is a nice speech by a rising politician,” but “there are a few times when the mask slips, a little.” Here is the passage that has been raising eyebrows today: The philosophy of nonviolence only makes sense if the powerful can be made to recognize themselves in the powerless...
  • Abortion Survivor to Blast Obama Record in TV Ad During Debate

    10/03/2012 2:08:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | October 3, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A woman who survived a botched abortion will be featured in a television commercial criticizing President Barack Obama’s abortion record that will air during tonight’s debate.The Women Speak Out PAC, a project of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, announced that its television ad highlighting Barack Obama’s extreme abortion record will air during tonight’s presidential debate. The ad features abortion survivor Melissa Ohden and exposes President Obama’s opposition to legislation to provide equal treatment to babies born alive after a failed abortion.The ad will run on KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver, Colorado costing $25,000.“Tonight voters across the country, including...
  • Romney-Ryan ticket cashes in on Fast and Furious, using AG Eric Holder to solicit donations

    10/03/2012 1:55:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 2, 2012
    The mainstream media hasn’t covered Operation Fast and Furious too closely, but as far as Republicans are concerned the botched “gun-walking” operation is money in the bank. In an email to Republican “friends,” GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan called for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation, while soliciting donations. Ryan says Holder has “misled Congress and entirely botched the investigation of the Operation Fast and Furious debacle — yet he still leads our nation’s Justice Department.” Because President Obama won’t fire Holder, Ryan suggests that voters fire both of them this November. To help, Ryan requests that email recipients “donate...
  • Sensitive documents left behind at American mission in Libya

    10/03/2012 1:31:35 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | By Michael Birnbaum,
    BENGHAZI, Libya — More than three weeks after attacks in this city killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, sensitive documents remained only loosely secured in the remains of the U.S. mission here on Wednesday, offering visitors easy access to delicate details about American operations in Libya. Documents detailing weapons collection efforts, emergency evacuation protocols, the full internal itinerary of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s trip and the personnel records of Libyans who were contracted to secure the mission were among the items scattered across the floors of the looted compound when a Washington Post reporter and a...
  • Bishop E.W. Jackson: “It’s time to end this slavish devotion to the Democrat Party”

    10/03/2012 12:02:50 PM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | September 25, 2012 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
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  • Chicago's Susan Crown, Influential Obama '08 Supporter, Campaigns for Romney '12

    10/03/2012 10:59:55 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 21 replies
    Breibart ^ | 3 October 2012 | Jasmine Velasco
    Businesswoman and philanthropist Susan Crown, a former Obama supporter and a member of one of Chicago’s most influential families, told an audience of over 300 women and men, “In the midst of the Obama administration, I became profoundly disappointed, disillusioned and actually a little angry.”
  • Splendid idea: Lehrer lobbied to ask gun control questions

    10/03/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer is being lobbied hard to ask questions about gun control and violent crime during Wednesday’s debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and that just might be a splendid idea with unintended consequences for the president and his anti-rights supporters. That may not play well in Seattle, where the Seattle Times has offered one of the most tepid endorsements ever to grace its editorial page, recommending that voters re-elect the president. The Brady Campaign is trying to add momentum to the effort by publishing a letter from families of Batman massacre victims in Aurora, Colo....
  • Al Qaeda Responsible for 4 Attacks on U.S. Embassies in September

    10/03/2012 10:03:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/03/2012 | Thomas Jocelyn
    On and around September 11, 2012, al Qaeda attacked multiple American assets around the world. The attack that has received the most attention is the deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But the U.S. consulate in Libya was not the only diplomatic facility assaulted by al Qaeda-affiliated groups in September. Terrorists with ties to al Qaeda’s senior leaders, including al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, were involved in at least three other U.S. embassy sieges in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and possibly elsewhere. A timeline of these assaults is...
  • Private Sector Added 162,000 Jobs in September, ADP Says

    10/03/2012 8:01:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/03/2012 | Kathleen Madigan
    Private businesses in the U.S. added 162,000 jobs last month, according to a national employment report released Wednesday by payroll processor Automatic Data Processing Inc. and the consultancy Macroeconomic Advisers. The U.S. nonmanufacturing sector, meanwhile was busier than expected in September, according to the Institute for Supply Management. The number of private jobs added in September was more than the 153,000 expected by economists. The August estimate was revised down to 189,000 from the 201,000 reported last month. The ADP survey tallies only private-sector jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' nonfarm payroll data, to be released Friday, include government workers,...
  • Hyperinflationary Currency Collapse Is Leading To Big Anti-Regime Protests In Iran

    10/03/2012 5:45:56 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-3-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Hyperinflationary Currency Collapse Is Leading To Big Anti-Regime Protests In Iran Joe WeisenthalOctober 3,2012 Earlier this week we wrote about how Iran's currency (the Rial) is in a state of total collapse, in part due to oil sanctions. It's obvious that the spiraling cost of things is having a major destabilizing effect. The BBC reports on protests: Riot police in Iran have clashed with protesters in the capital over sharp falls in the currency, the rial. Tear gas was used to disperse the demonstrators, some of whom were setting fire to tyres and rubbish bins. There were many arrests, reports...
  • Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

    10/03/2012 5:21:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-2-12 | MATT APUZZO and EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON—A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone's ability to control. What began as an attempt to put local, state and federal officials in the same room analyzing the same intelligence has instead cost huge amounts of money for data-mining software, flat screen televisions and, in Arizona, two fully equipped Chevrolet Tahoes that are used for commuting, investigators found. The lengthy, bipartisan report is a scathing evaluation of what the Department...
  • Obama Outspending Romney on TV Ads

    10/02/2012 10:59:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | Tuesday September 2, 2012
    DENVER — For every five commercials Mitt Romney and his allies ran here in this vital swing state in the last two weeks of September, President Obama and Democrats ran seven, accusing Mr. Romney of having a “tough luck” attitude toward the middle class and asserting that Mr. Obama has brought the economy back from the brink. In Florida, the disparity was greater. The number of pro-Obama ads outnumbered pro-Romney ads by almost 50 percent — some 13,000 of them accusing Mr. Romney of outsourcing jobs to China, trying to gut Medicare and hiding his tax returns from the public....
  • The Most Controversial Quotes from Obama’s Hampton University Speech

    10/02/2012 6:39:51 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 73 replies
    National Review ^ | October 2, 2012 7:54 P.M | By Eliana Johnson
    Based on the transcript posted by the Chicago Sun Times, here are the 5 quotes from then Senator Obama’s 2007 speech at Hampton University that are most likely to raise eyebrows: Hurricane Katrina “was a powerful metaphor for what’s gone [in America] on for generations.” “It was also there — at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago — that I met Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., who took me on another journey and introduced me to a man named Jesus Christ. It was the best education I ever had.” On his run for the Illinois...
  • Lawmakers claim administration opening door to Gitmo transfer with Illinois prison buy

    10/02/2012 4:26:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Obama administration plans to buy an Illinois prison that at one point was considered for housing Guantanamo prisoners -- with Republican lawmakers now claiming the purchase would open the door for ultimately carrying out the Guantanamo transfer. Administration officials, though, denied that they were looking for a new home for Guantanamo inmates. They insisted the decision to buy Thomson Correctional Center, an under-used state prison 150 miles west of Chicago, was a move to alleviate overcrowding and create jobs in the process...
  • New York City’s oldest and largest abortion clinic stops abortions due to pro-life protests

    10/02/2012 3:01:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 2, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    With the autumn 40 Days for Life campaign just underway, this great news provides more evidence that sustained pro-life presence in front of abortion clinics hurts business, whether we think so at the time or not. From New York Daily News, October 1, comes this article, the title and subtitle of which provides pretty much all the information you need to know: “Sunset Park clinic will no longer offer abortions, instead only outpatient surgical care: Protesters drove away doctors and patients, says clinic owner”: A Sunset Park abortion clinic has shut down after Catholic protesters drove away doctors and...
  • Supreme Court Opens Door to Another Challenge to ObamaCare

    10/02/2012 1:01:24 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/2/2012
    Tucked inside the Supreme Court's lengthy list of orders on Monday was an indication that the fight over President Obama's health care law soon could be back before the high court. Since the court's June decision upholding the law's individual mandate to buy insurance, one of the first Obamacare plaintiffs has been fighting for a new hearing on challenges to other portions of the law. Liberty University, a Christian college in Virginia, has been fighting the employer mandate since the law was enacted, while challenging the law on other constitutional grounds. The school got as far as the 4th Circuit...
  • Team Obama trying to unring the Obamaphone

    10/02/2012 12:09:22 PM PDT · by dead · 176 replies
    Up until the viral video of Obamaphone Lady appeared (“Keep Obama in president, you know!”), the webpage at obamaphone.net was all about how President Obama was giving all the poor people free phones. As if he was paying the bill, rather than us. But now that the Obamaphone Lady has been exposing the program so effectively as a vote-buying giveaway to hate-filled societal leeches, the Obamaphone.net page has changed completely. Guess what?! Obama has nothing to do with it! As you might expect, it’s Bush’s fault, at least partially. The webpage that previously bragged about how much Obama was doing...
  • Obama’s War on the Middle Class: Gas Prices Double – Incomes Drop – Jobs Killed

    10/01/2012 10:02:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    gateway ^ | October 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama hates the poor and middle class. Thanks to Barack Obama gas prices doubled, incomes dropped, unemployment soared and the deficit nearly tripled in less than four years. The poor and middle class suffered the most.
  • Introducing the 'Empty Restaurant Indicator' (economic indicator)

    10/02/2012 11:35:43 AM PDT · by dennisw · 67 replies
    growthstockwire. ^ | October 2, 2012 | Jeff Clark
    Introducing the 'Empty Restaurant Indicator' By Jeff Clark Tuesday, October 2, 2012 If you want to get a good indication of the health of the economy, just look at your local restaurants. Packed restaurants are a sure sign of a bustling, vibrant economy. It's hard to be bearish when you can't get a table on a Wednesday evening. Empty restaurants – like those with more staff than guests – show the opposite condition. All summer long, the restaurants in my neighborhood have been jam-packed. We'd often have to wait an hour or more just to get a table for four...
  • Mississippi gopher frog habitat designation called 'land grab'

    10/02/2012 11:51:26 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    The Associated Press/Mississippi Press ^ | Oct 2, 2012 | The Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana -- A property rights nonprofit says the federal government made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in St. Tammany Parish as critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog. ... "This case is about a federal land grab in one parish in Louisiana -- but it's also about property rights from coast to coast," attorney M. Reed Hopper of the Pacific Legal Foundation said in a news release Monday. "Never before have federal officials attempted to rope off private property as 'critical habitat' for a species, where the land is manifestly not...
  • Cartel boss captured with Fast & Furious weapons

    10/02/2012 11:46:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    How high up did the weapons of Operation Fast and Furious go in the cartels? This high: When Mexican authorities took Juarez drug cartel carnage king Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez — better known as “El Diego” — into custody, he had weapons from Operation Fast and Furious on his person, the English-language transcript of the Spanish-language television network Univision’s special investigation into the scandal shows.“According to investigations, ‘El Diego’ forms the link between this massacre and Fast and Furious,” an anchor read on air in Spanish Sunday evening, referring to two different mass killings drug cartel operatives used Fast and...
  • Federal government to buy closed Ill. prison for $165M, vows will not house Gitmo detainees

    10/02/2012 11:41:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    startribune.com ^ | Oct 2, 2012
    Federal government to buy closed Ill. prison for $165M, vows will not house Gitmo detainees Article by: SOPHIA TAREEN , Associated Press Updated: October 2, 2012 - 1:23 PM CHICAGO - The federal government has agreed to buy the closed Thomson Correctional Center in western Illinois for $165 million after the sale was held up for three years, state leaders announced Tuesday. Many Illinois leaders — including U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinn who spoke to The Associated Press ahead of a news conference to announce the sale — supported the purchase because they said it would bring...
  • Biden: Middle Class 'Has Been Buried the Last Four Years'

    10/02/2012 10:50:07 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 51 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden said the middle class "has been buried the last four yeas" at a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina: "This is deadly earnest, man. This is deadly earnest," Biden said. "How they can justify--how they can justify--raising taxes when the middle class has been buried the last four years... How in Lord's name..." Of course, Barack Obama has been president the last four years, and Biden has been vice president.
  • At White House Request, Lockheed Martin Drops Plan to Issue Layoff Notices

    10/02/2012 9:00:00 AM PDT · by castowell · 67 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Mary Bruce and Jake Tapper
    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin heeded a request from the White House today — one with political overtones — and announced it will not issue layoff notices to thousands of employees just days before the November presidential election. Lockheed, one of the biggest employers in the key battleground state of Virginia, previously warned it would have to issue notices to employees, required by law, due to looming defense cuts set to begin to take effect after Jan. 2 because of the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — the so-called Super-committee, which was created to find a way...
  • Under Obama, Poor, Middle Class Incomes Fall Sharply

    10/02/2012 9:43:43 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Despite repeated promises that he would build prosperity from the bottom up, President Obama has presided over three years of income losses for the middle class, according to the latest household income data from the Census Bureau. Since 2009, the middle 20% of American households saw their average incomes drop 4%. In 2011 alone, they fell 1.7%. The poorest 20% have fared even worse under Obama, Census data show. Their incomes have dropped more than 7% since 2009, and are now lower than they've been at any time since 1985, after adjusting for inflation.
  • WH Aide Involved in Fast and Furious Was 'Suddenly' Transferred to Iraq; Issa Threatens Subpoena

    10/01/2012 2:17:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 1, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) - Kevin O’Reilly, a member of the White House National Security Staff who regularly communicated about Operation Fast and Furious with the Arizona-based ATF agent responsible for running the operation that allowed guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels, was suddenly transferred out of the White House and into Iraq in July 2011. The transfer took place shortly after the ATF agent O’Reilly had been communicating with testified about Fast and Furious in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the White House had provided the committee with a series of emails that O’Reilly and the agent had...
  • Univision: Juarez drug cartel leader ‘El Diego’ was captured with Fast and Furious weapons

    10/02/2012 4:43:07 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/2/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    When Mexican authorities took Juarez drug cartel carnage king Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez — better known as “El Diego” — into custody, he had weapons from Operation Fast and Furious on his person, the English-language transcript of the Spanish-language television network Univision’s special investigation into the scandal shows. “According to investigations, ‘El Diego’ forms the link between this massacre and Fast and Furious,” an anchor read on air in Spanish Sunday evening, referring to two different mass killings drug cartel operatives used Fast and Furious weapons to conduct as Univision reported. “When he [El Diego] was captured in Chihuahua in...
  • Obama Increased Foreign Aid 80%; Spent 76% More on Foreign Aid Than Border Security

    10/02/2012 9:04:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 10 replies
    cnsnews ^ | October 2, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    CNSNews.com) - From fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2011, according to the U.S. Treasury, the federal government increased spending on foreign aid by 80 percent and, in fiscal 2011, spent 76 percent more on foreign aid than it did securing the borders of the United States. In fiscal 2008, the government spent a total of $11.427 billion in international assistance programs, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. In fiscal 2011, according to the statement, it spent $20.599 billion—an increase of $9.172 billion, or 80 percent, from 2008.
  • Romney won't deport immigrants who have Obama's deferred action status

    10/02/2012 8:49:12 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 70 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | 10/2/2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Liz Goodwin. The Ticket. 56 minutes ago... Mitt Romney told the Denver Post on Monday that is he is elected president he will not cancel President Barack Obama's deferred action program for young illegal immigrants before instituting another immigration plan. ...
  • Obama appoints wife of Univision owner to UN diplomatic post

    10/02/2012 7:24:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 91 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Wednesday, 09.26.12 | El Nuevo
    President Barack Obama appointed Cheryl Saban, wife of the owner of Univision, as U.S. representative to the United Nations, according to reports from various news blogs. According to the Politico blog, Haim Saban, owner of the television network, backed Hillary Clinton in 2008, but during the summer donated $1 million to groups supporting the campaigns of Democrats. And according to another blog in Spanish of Yahoo, the appointment of Cheryl Saban to the diplomatic post was made last Wednesday, the day before Obama appeared at a forum at the University of Miami hosted by Univision.
  • Daily Tracking Poll O-48/R-47

    10/02/2012 6:39:27 AM PDT · by tatown · 49 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/2 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows President Obama attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (2%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.
  • Sununu says N.H. poll with Obama up 15 is 'piece of garbage'

    10/02/2012 7:49:26 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, a co-chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, on Tuesday dismissed a new poll showing President Obama up by 15 points in the Granite State as "a piece of garbage" and predicted Mr. Romney ultimately would win the state by 2 to 3 points. "Let me just test your political wisdom," Mr. Sununu said to host Chuck Todd on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown." "Do you think it's possible for that to be right? No, you know it's a piece of garbage." "I believe it's head-to-head in New Hampshire," Mr. Sununu continue, "and I've seen enough...
  • Survey: Doctors Support Romney Over Obama 55 to 36%

    10/02/2012 7:52:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/01/2012
    A new survey of physicians shows that if the Presidential election were held today, 55 percent would vote for Mitt Romney and 36 percent would support President Obama, according to a survey conducted byJackson & Coker, a division of Jackson Healthcare, the third largest healthcare staffing company in the US. The physician survey showed that 5 percent of doctors said they were undecided and the rest said they would support another candidate or were not planning to vote. The late September survey included 3,660 doctors nationwide in 50 states. The physicians identified themselves as 24 percent Democrat; 35 percent Republican;...
  • Border agent shot to death near Naco, partner wounded

    10/02/2012 7:26:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | October 2, 2012
    A truck drives on the Mexican-side of the border fence between Naco and the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation area in this 2007 file photo. Two agents assigned to the Border Patrol's Naco station were shot Tuesday morning. One agent died. A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded early today in a shooting near the U.S.-Mexico border. The agents were on duty near Bisbee when the shooting occurred about 2 a.m., according to various wire reports. The wounded agent was airlifted to a hospital. He was reportedly shot in the ankle and buttocks, the Associated Press reported....
  • U.S. Pulls All Its Staff Out of Benghazi

    10/02/2012 5:58:33 AM PDT · by edpc · 17 replies
    The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo News ^ | 2 Oct 2012 | Dashiell Bennett
    The State Department has officially removed all government personnel from the Libyan city of Benghazi, closing the consulate building and possibly ending any chance of an on-site investigation of the attack there. Although it has been three weeks since the assault there that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other embassy employees, the FBI has still not been able to visit the compound, set up any operations in the city, or even interview any witnesses who were present during the terrorist attack.
  • Battle for presidency remains close in new CNN poll (4 MSM polls tighten up)

    10/02/2012 12:44:59 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    Washington (CNN) – Two days before the first presidential debate, a new national survey indicates a very close contest between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the race for the White House. ----------------snip------------------------------ Fifty-percent of likely voters questioned in the CNN survey, which was released Monday, say that if the election were held today, they would vote for the president, with 47% saying they would support Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. The president's three point margin is within the poll's sampling error. Three other national polls of likely voters released in the past 24 hours also indicate...
  • Romney won't revoke young illegal immigrant visas

    10/01/2012 11:12:55 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    AP ^ | Oct 1 2012 | Kasie Hunt
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. because of an executive order signed this summer by President Barack Obama. Romney told The Denver Post, in an interview appearing in Tuesday's edition, that people who are able to earn the two-year visas to stay and work wouldn't see them revoked under a Romney administration. "The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid....
  • Obama says all-day debate prep "is a drag"

    10/01/2012 10:38:25 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 87 replies
    CBSnews.com ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | Mark Knoller
    LAS VEGAS Even at a resort hotel, President Obama says spending all day prepping for a debate "is a drag." "They're making me do my homework," he said in a phone call with a political volunteer during a visit to his campaign field office in Henderson, about a 30-minute drive from his debate camp at Lake Las Vegas. He said the debate preparation was going great, but "basically they're keeping me indoors all the time." But they did allow him to take a break and drop by his local campaign storefront. He walked in with six pizzas as a way...
  • Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument

    10/01/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON — In a move aimed at shoring up support from Hispanic and progressive voters, President Barack Obama will designate the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument. Obama will establish the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif., during a campaign swing through California next week.