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  • Live Thread: C-SPAN airs dueling Obama (10:50 a.m. EDT) and Romney (11:40 a.m.) rallies 10/5/12

    10/05/2012 7:52:54 AM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Friday, October 5, 2012
    President Obama Campaigns in Virginia & OhioFairfax, VA & Cleveland, OH Friday, October 5, 2012 On Friday, the President will deliver remarks at universities in both Virginia and Ohio. He'll speak at a campaign event in Fairfax, Virginia, and then in the afternoon, the President will travel to Cleveland, Ohio for another campaign event before returning to Washington, DC. The first event on Friday morning in Fairfax will be held at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall and is expected to start around 10:50am. In Cleveland, the President will speak to supporters at Cleveland State University's Krenzler...
  • Mrs. Obama: ‘Barack Has Done a Phenomenal Job Working Around a Congress...'

    10/05/2012 5:41:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 4, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    "[Y]ou 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,” First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday on Tom Joyner’s radio program. “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,” she said. “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 Barack...
  • Email shows State Department rejecting Libyan embassy security assistance

    10/05/2012 7:06:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2012 | Rick Moran
    Recall that the State Department has denied that there were any requests for additional security.ABC News: ABC News has obtained an internal State Department email from May 3, 2012, indicating that the State Department denied a request from the security team at the Embassy of Libya to retain a DC-3 airplane in the country to better conduct their duties. Copied on the email was U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya,  Sept. 11, 2012, along with three other Americans. That attack has prompted questions about whether the diplomatic...
  • Jack Welch tweets conspiracy theory over better-than-expected jobs number

    10/05/2012 6:43:44 AM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies ^ | 10-05-2012 | MarketWatch
    <p>Friday’s better-than-expected jobs report sparked stock futures and conspiracy theories.</p> <p>The U.S. added a scant 114,000 new jobs in September, but the unemployment rate fell below 8% for the first time since President Barack Obama took office in a potential jolt to the election.</p>
  • Welch: "These Chicago guys will do anything"

    10/05/2012 6:21:25 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/5/12 | Welch
    Commenting upon the unbelievable job numbers released this morning, Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, caused a stir after the numbers were released, tweeting "Unbelievable jobs numbers...these Chicago guys will do anything...can't debate so change numbers." ...The greatest losses came in manufacturing, which fell another 16,000...
  • Judge: Florida Voter Purge Can Go On

    10/05/2012 6:27:09 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Thursday 10-04-12 | Patricia Mazzei
    A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale ruled Thursday that Florida’s purge of potential noncitizens on the voter rolls can go on. U.S. District Judge William J. Zloch said federal law does not prohibit the state from removing voters who were never lawfully eligible to register in the first place. Florida has identified 198 voters as potential noncitizens — among an estimated 11.4 million registered voters — and sent the names to independent county elections supervisors for their review. A coalition of liberal-leaning voting-rights groups had asked the court to halt the purge, arguing in a hearing Monday that federal law...
  • Employment Situation Summary Table A.Household data seasonally adjusted (Unemplymt falls to 7.8%)

    10/05/2012 5:59:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 78 replies
    Bureau of Labor Statistics ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | BLS
    Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted HOUSEHOLD DATA Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted[Numbers in thousands] Category Sept.2011 July2012 Aug.2012 Sept.2012 Change from:Aug.2012-Sept.2012 Employment status Civilian noninstitutional population 240,071 243,354 243,566 243,772 206 Civilian labor force 154,004 155,013 154,645 155,063 418 Participation rate 64.1 63.7 63.5 63.6 0.1 Employed 140,107 142,220 142,101 142,974 873 Employment-population ratio 58.4 58.4 58.3 58.7 0.4 Unemployed 13,897 12,794 12,544 12,088 -456 Unemployment rate 9.0 8.3 8.1 7.8 -0.3 Not in labor force 86,067 88,340 88,921 88,710 -211 Unemployment rates Total, 16 years and over 9.0 8.3 8.1 7.8 -0.3...
  • Karl Rove: Can We Believe the Presidential Polls?

    10/04/2012 9:21:41 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3 October 2012 | Karl Rove
    In the past 30 days, there were 91 national polls (including each Gallup and Rasmussen daily tracking survey). Mr. Obama was at or above the magic number of 50% in just 20. His average was 47.9%. Mr. Romney's was 45.5%. There were 40 national polls over the same period in 2004. President George W. Bush was 50% or higher in 18. His average was 49%; Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry was at 43.8%. An Oct. 4, 2004, story in the New York Times declared the Bush/Kerry race "a dead heat" and asked "whether Mr. Bush can regain the advantage." Mr. Bush...
  • Obama argues anti-Romney case — not pro-Obama ----won’t defend his own record

    10/04/2012 10:06:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Oct. 4, 2012, 12:54 a.m. EDT | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Commentary: President says he’ll fight but won’t defend his own recordWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Obama entered the first debate of the 2012 general-election campaign having been president for just a few months short of four years. He focused primarily not on his record as president but on his interpretation of Mitt Romney’s proposals — which Romney vigorously defended.Obama never claimed that, based on his record, he deserves four more years. Rather, he said that he’s been fighting “every single day on behalf of the American people, the middle class, and all those striving to get into the middle class.” He...
  • HHS Awards Another Multi-Million-Dollar Obamacare PR Contract

    10/04/2012 11:07:55 PM PDT · by Snuph · 1 replies ^ | 10/04/2012 | Lachlan Markay
    News of this latest PR contract comes on the heels of criticism from congressional Republicans over efforts to market Obamacare through popular television shows. “Americans’ hard-earned money should not be taken by government to subsidize Hollywood and insert propaganda into the popular culture,” a group of lawmakers said of that effort.
  • Mitt Romney's 10 Best Lines, Quips, And Quotes From The Debate

    10/04/2012 9:45:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | John Hawkins
    While Barack Obama was playing golf and going on vacation, Mitt Romney was getting an education in the debate school of hard knocks from Professor Newt Gingrich. While Obama was being asked fluff questions by his supporters in the mainstream media, Mitt Romney was facing a hostile media that wanted to rip his head off his shoulders. While Obama was being endlessly complimented for reading stale, barely updated speeches from 2008 off a teleprompter, Mitt was desperately trying to sell himself to audiences that had been told he was a cross between J.R. Ewing and one of the Replicants from...
  • The Cleveland Clinic, cited as a "model" by Obama, is actually illegal under Obamacare

    10/04/2012 4:20:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 28 replies ^ | Oct 4 2012 | - NOT MY BLOG - H.G!
    The Cleveland Clinic is owned by doctors. But thanks to Obamacare it's illegal for doctors to own hospitals. Section 6001 of the health care law effectively bans new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) from starting up, and it keeps existing ones from expanding. It has already halted the development of 24 new physician-owned hospitals and forced an additional 47 to struggle to meet the deadline to complete construction, according to the Physician Hospitals of America (PHA). You couldn't build the Cleveland Clinic today if you wanted to.
  • Senate Panel: Homeland Security Data Centers Mainly Terrorize Citizens

    10/04/2012 10:55:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    dailytech ^ | - October 3, 2012 7:33 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    Report finds that while the centers may lead to civil liberties violations, they don't do much to catch terroristsIn a new 146-page report released by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation, a bipartisan panel of senators calls into question the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) claims that so-called "Fusion" data centers have successfully been employed to stop terrorists. I. Surprise! The Fed. Government Wasted Taxpayer Money on Abusive Scheme While the DHS claimed that the centers were used to stop the Afghan immigrant Najibullah Zazi's 2009 plot to bomb the New York subway, the Senate "could identify nothing that uncovered a terrorist threat,...
  • Early voting statistics (NC,IA,OH et al)

    10/04/2012 11:07:46 PM PDT · by Ravi · 13 replies
    Spreadsheet ^ | 10/5/12 | community
  • Biden Chomps at Bit for His Turn at Debate

    10/04/2012 10:50:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 46 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 4, 2012 | Rodney Hawkins
    Like the Democratic ticket’s campaign slogan, Vice President Joe Biden was all fired up and ready to go on Thursday as he attempted damage control in the wake of his boss’s widely panned debate performance the night before. But, attempting to draw a contrast on tax policy with the Republicans, Biden let slip the two taboo words in any presidential campaign: “raise taxes.” “We’re gonna ask — yes — we’re gonna ask the wealthy to pay more," Biden told a boisterous crowd of over 600 people here, adding with sarcasm, “My heart breaks, come on, man.” Building on the thought...
  • Obama: I didn't debate "the real Mitt Romney"

    10/04/2012 2:05:09 PM PDT · by Justaham · 119 replies ^ | 10/4/12
    a rally in Denver on Thursday, President Obama argued the "spirited fellow" he met on stage at the first presidential debate the night before wasn't "the real Mitt Romney."
  • Biden: 'Yes, We Do' Want to Raise Taxes By a Trillion Dollars

    10/04/2012 1:21:39 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 4, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Vice President Joe Biden, speaking earlier today in Iowa said, "Yes, we do" want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars:"Obama and Biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. Guess what? Yes, we do," said Biden.
  • CU-Boulder prof's updated forecast still gives win to Mitt Romney

    10/04/2012 12:54:11 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 20 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | Oct. 4, 2012 | Brittany Anas
    With the presidential election a little more than a month away, political science professors from the University of Colorado have updated their election forecast with more current economic conditions and are standing by their prediction that Mitt Romney will win. The professors -- Kenneth Bickers of CU's Boulder campus and Michael Berry of CU's Denver campus -- project that Romney will earn 330 of the total 538 Electoral College votes. President Barack Obama is expected to receive 208 votes, which is down five from the initial prediction that the professors announced on Aug. 22. “We continue to show that the...
  • US Dollar Falls After August Factory Orders Slumps By Most Since 2009

    10/04/2012 12:39:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Daily FX ^ | 10/04/2012 | Tzu-Wen Chen
    THE TAKEAWAY: U.S. factory orders plummets in August by most since January 2009 > Demand likely to remain weak amid global slowdown and weak business spending > USDJPY bearish New orders to U.S. factories plunged in August by the most since January 2009, as a sharp slump in transportation weighed on manufacturing activity. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, orders for factory goods declined 5.2 percent in August, following a revised gain of 2.6 percent the previous month that was lower than the 2.8 percent growth initially reported. The consensus forecast of 66 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News had...
  • Reid misquotes Romney to make immigration attack

    10/04/2012 12:15:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 4, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has become the chief attack dog against his co-religionist Mitt Romney, but on Wednesday that attack went even further when his official Senate office released a statement that attributed a quote to Mr. Romney, even though he said the exact opposite. Mr. Reid's release quoted the Republican presidential nominee's staff as telling the Boston Globe that Mr. Romney would "not honor deportation exemptions" that President Obama has granted under his new non-deportation policy. But that phrase doesn't appear in the Globe's article. In fact, the newspaper said Mr. Romney's staff specifically "said he would honor...