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  • Ron Paul Could Still Win Enough Delegates To Deny Mitt Romney The Republican Nomination

    05/07/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 127 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 5/7/2012 | Staff
    Despite what you may have heard from the mainstream media, Mitt Romney does not have the Republican nomination locked up. In fact, he is rapidly losing delegates that almost everyone assumed that he already had in the bag. To understand why this is happening, you have to understand the delegate selection process. Each state has different rules for selecting delegates to the Republican national convention, and in many states the "voting" done by the public does not determine the allocation of delegates to particular candidates at all. And the truth is that delegates are the only thing that really...
  • General Motors is becoming China Motors

    05/07/2012 7:37:05 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 4, 2012 | Vince Wade
    General Motors is becoming China Motors. Forget the spin. The evidence is clear and convincing. Did U.S. taxpayers save GM for China? Listen to the candid comments of GM's CEO.
  • In Search of Americanism [Republicanism has proved insufficient as a guidepost for Am values]

    05/07/2012 7:13:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May | Ned Ryun
    ..............IT'S TIME TO FIGHT for the survival of Americanism,............................ Americanism is freedom founded on the power of the individual, and his ability to achieve without undue government interference. It’s the idea that the state exists to serve man, to protect God-given rights, and to allow the greatest amount of political freedom within the bounds of ordered liberty. It’s the idea that people truly own their property and are not merely renting it, and that they are free to use their talents, initiative, and “can do” spirit to make the lives they dream for themselves a reality. It is indisputable that...
  • What’s Wrong with Argentina? A quick tour of the country tells us the story clearly.

    05/07/2012 7:10:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/07/2012 | Matthew Schaffer
    When President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner initiated the nationalization and expropriation of the Argentine assets of YPF, an oil company owned mostly by Spanish interests, it came as no surprise to anyone who has visited the country recently or watched it closely. The theft, a consistent manifestation of the Kirchner personality and the mercurial character of the Argentine political class, was more a return to business as usual for the country than a shock — and goes a long way toward explaining why Argentina is poor. In January 1912, an impartial observer of Argentina and the United States would have...
  • Florida front and center in gun-rights debate

    05/07/2012 7:02:52 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 7 replies
    (Sarasota Herald-Tribune) ^ | 5/6/2012 | Lloyd ("Guns scare me") Dunkelburger
    Florida front and center in gun-rights debate By Lloyd Dunkelberger, Herald-TribuneSunday, May 6, 2012 TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s liberal gun laws have been thrust into the national spotlight with the shooting of an unarmed teen in Central Florida and Gov. Rick Scott’s quick rejection of Tampa’s bid to tighten gun control outside the Republican National Convention this summer. Scott’s decision last week to deny Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s request to limit concealed weapons near the convention was not surprising given his open support for gun rights and the National Rifle Association, which advocates on behalf of gun owners. For the rest...
  • Egypt's generals wait in the wings as battle for democracy sours

    05/07/2012 6:55:05 AM PDT · by libstripper · 9 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | May 5, 2012 | Peter Beaumont
    Egypt's generals wait in the wings as battle for democracy soursIn Cairo, violence flares between gangs and Islamists. In Alexandria, discontent grows as the country's politicians lose their way ahead of elections. And over them all looms the shadow of an army far from ready to give up power.
  • 'Paycheck Fairness' Will Mean a Pay Cut for Men

    05/07/2012 6:52:58 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 7, 2012 | Carrie Lukas
    Team Obama calculates that its road to victory is paved with the votes of women, so the American people are now subject to a coordinated effort to cast GOP opposition to expanding government power as an assault on the weaker sex. But few women view public policy as a battle between the sexes. Women whose husbands, brothers and sons are struggling to find jobs find no comfort in women's comparatively low unemployment rate. Next up in the Democratic campaign is the Paycheck Fairness Act, supposedly necessary to achieve "equal pay" for women. Never mind that it's already illegal to pay...
  • Sky-high Electric Bills Courtesy of Obama EPA’s War on Coal

    05/07/2012 6:11:09 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 23 replies
    New American ^ | 5-4-12 | William F. Jasper
    “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” — Candidate Barack Obama, 
San Francisco Chronicle interview, 
January 17, 2008 “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” — Candidate Barack Obama, 
Same interview as above “We’re going to have to cap the emission of greenhouse gasses. That means that power plants are going to have to adjust how they generate power … but a lot of us who...
  • Gun sales booming in Wisconsin

    05/07/2012 6:03:09 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Firearms-related businesses in Wisconsin say they are having a difficult time meeting demand from rising gun sales in the state. Wisconsin's gun sales follow a national trend, and businesses say the rising demand is being driven by various factors, from Wisconsin's concealed carry law to presidential politics. "It's incredible," said Steve Lauer, owner of Lauer Custom Weaponry, which manufactures firearms, firearm coatings and accessories in Chippewa Falls. "We can hardly keep up." Exact figures on firearms sales don't exist, but based on the number of calls made to the FBI and Wisconsin Department of Justice for background checks related to...
  • Dictator Obama Issues New Threat to Supreme Court over ObamaCare

    05/07/2012 5:39:44 AM PDT · by kbobdelux · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 5, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    Dictator Obama Issues New Threat to Supreme Court over ObamaCare In his latest display of his full USA federal government dictatorship over both the American people and the former co-branches of government, Dictator Obama is warning the Supreme Court to either rule in his favor or face severe consequences. Fox News’ Martha McCallum advised Thursday that the Obama Administration has been quietly sending missives to the Supreme Court threatening that if it doesn’t rule in his favor on ObamaCare, Medicare will face disruption and “chaos.” Therefore, if SCOTUS rules in favor of the US Constitution, Obama & Co will begin...
  • Chutzpah: Women at 9/11 trial Should Cover up Out of Respect for Terrorists

    05/07/2012 5:34:36 AM PDT · by safetysign · 31 replies
    TLJ News ^ | 05/06/2012 | staff
    A female defense attorney, who is not Muslim, wore the traditional Islamic hijab to the military court staging the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of the September 11 attacks yesterday. Cheryl Bormann, 52, who represents Walid bin Attash, said that her client had demanded she wear the clothing and insisted that other women at the hearing also wear ‘appropriate’ clothes out of respect for his religion. Today she explained her decision at Guantanamo Bay, saying she always wears the hijab around her client. She asked that other women follow her example so that the defendants do not have...
  • Chutzpah: Women at 9/11 trial Should Cover up Out of Respect for Terrorists

    05/07/2012 5:34:18 AM PDT · by safetysign · 9 replies
    TLJ News ^ | 05/06/2012 | staff
    A female defense attorney, who is not Muslim, wore the traditional Islamic hijab to the military court staging the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of the September 11 attacks yesterday. Cheryl Bormann, 52, who represents Walid bin Attash, said that her client had demanded she wear the clothing and insisted that other women at the hearing also wear ‘appropriate’ clothes out of respect for his religion. Today she explained her decision at Guantanamo Bay, saying she always wears the hijab around her client. She asked that other women follow her example so that the defendants do not have...
  • Rick Scott praised for making emails public [Obama will NEVER be this transparent!]

    05/07/2012 5:25:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies ^ | 5/6/12 | Lloyd Dunkelberger
    As an outsider with scant experience with Florida government, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration drew much criticism for his handling of public records in his first year in office. Now, well into his second year, Scott is drawing praise for his embrace of Florida’s relatively strong Government-in-the-Sunshine Law. Going beyond what any other governor has done before him, Scott announced “Project Sunburst,” which has begun placing his emails, as well as about a dozen top staffers, on a public-access website. Scott, a wealthy businessman who is holding his first political office, has long been an advocate for more “transparency” in government....
  • Tomorrow, Retire Dick Lugar

    05/07/2012 4:52:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 52 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/7/2012 | Erick Erickson
    I really do adore Peggy Noonan. I respect her opinion and I love her writing. I take issue with her support of Richard Lugar, however. Peggy Noonan writes that Indiana should “save the old guy. He has value.” She also says Washington needs grown ups and “we need mature folk involved in our governance, people for whom not everything is new.” With respect, Mr. Lugar has no more value. He and his cohorts have given all the value to China. Richard Lugar has been in Washington since January of 1977. I was one. The federal debt was approximately $650 billion....
  • Remember Obamacare?

    05/07/2012 4:45:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | Daniel Holler
    Hidden by the fog of a presidential campaign and slumping economic recovery is President Obama’s signature achievement: Obamacare. For any number of reasons, one of the most unpopular laws in a generation has faded into the background. All too often, Obamacare constitutes no more than a brief talking point for pundits and politicians. And as of late, it has even served as a legislative slush fund to “pay for” more big-government spending boondoggles. But for many Americans, including “Julia,” the ramifications of Obamacare are much more than political talking points and legislative gimmicks. A new survey reveals employers could save...
  • Biden: I Am ‘Absolutely Comfortable’ With Same-Sex Marriage

    05/07/2012 4:32:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 6, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he’s “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage, making him the highest Obama administration official to indicate support for the issue. President Barack Obama remains formally opposed to same-sex marriage, though his position has been said to be “evolving.” On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host David Gregory asked Biden about his own views. “And you’re comfortable with same-sex marriage now?” Gregory asked. “I am vice president of the United States of America,” Biden said. “The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men...
  • Worst Idea Ever

    05/07/2012 4:04:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Meandering through the articles in the New York Times can occasionally be instructive as opposed to the normal of being infuriating. The thing is that they are oblivious to how they have educated you. In this case, it was their article about bipartisan support for a bill to allow the Postal Service to expand to other services for the purpose of bringing in new revenues. This idea is clearly the worst idea ever. The proposed legislation doesn’t identify what those new services would be. Apparently the postal workers union has hired a Wall Street investment firm to advise them on...
  • Epic smack down! Anderson Cooper exposes partisan agenda

    05/07/2012 3:58:36 AM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    The Right Scoop or Hot Air ^ | 5/6/2012 | CNN ?
    Oh this you gotta see. This guy never had a chance as Anderson Cooper just lets him bury himself under the rhetoric of his partisan agenda and then exposes him for everyone to see.
  • Eric Holder's Hypocrisy

    05/07/2012 3:47:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Eric Holder’s incompetent team of legal minds has botched things up again. Roger Clemens is in a fight for his life, and his enemies are fierce, partisan and patently unfair. His alleged crime—making false statements to Henry Waxman in a congressional hearing-- has cost the American taxpayer tens of millions of dollars, all because in 2008, during an election year, Henry Waxman needed a high profile hearing to showboat, to garner as much publicity as possible, to allow him to bang his gavel, to feel superior, to peacock around. Waxman could have decided to focus legitimate attention on the use...
  • Hill Poll: Voters split, independents say bin Laden death politicized

    05/07/2012 2:50:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/07/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Hill Poll: Voters split, independents say bin Laden death politicizedBy Julian Pecquet - 05/07/12 05:00 AM ET Just about as many likely voters think President Obama over-politicized the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death as believe he handled it just right, according to a new poll for The Hill. Forty-five percent of likely voters think Obama over-politicized the anniversary, including 65 percent of Republicans. But 46 percent of likely voters asserted that Obama’s approach was “about right,” including 74 percent of Democrats. Independents however, said by a 52 percent to 36 percent margin that the anniversary was politicized. Republicans have...
  • Orange Confidential: Government Center draws empassioned crowd

    05/07/2012 1:34:53 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    The Orange County Legislature, at a meeting Thursday, ultimately voted no to a $14.6 million bond that would have led to tearing down the Orange County Government Center, which was designed by Paul Rudolph. But not before Legislator Kevin Hines had this to say: "People here from The Paul Rudolph Foundation, I feel we owe you nothing. Paul Rudolph delivered us a substandard product in my mind, and I have absolutely no love for that building. They talk about it being emotional. For me, it's not emotional — it's a building. We need a building to do our business. Can...
  • Paul Ryan’s Budget Is a Moral Budget

    05/07/2012 1:19:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | Star Parker
    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis), chairman of the House budget committee, provoked some angry push back when he claimed that not only is his proposed sweeping revamp of the US budget fiscally sound but also morally sound. In a CBN interview, Ryan said he draws inspiration from his Catholic faith. He argues that Catholic priority for caring for the poor should focus on helping folks move out of poverty. “…..don’t make people dependent on government so they stay stuck in their station in life, help people get out of poverty out onto life of independence.” Catholics criticizing Ryan don’t see...
  • EU: Greeks Cast Ballots Against Austerity

    05/07/2012 12:16:13 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    Spiegelonline ^ | 5/7/2012 | Julia Amalia Heyer in Athens
    Frustrated Greek voters on Sunday punished the country's two biggest parties. The vote represents a protest against draconian austerity and the massive influence the EU and IMF are having on the country. Even if fringe parties profited from this anger, though, no one in Greece really wants to abandon the euro. Of course they did it. It had been clear for some time now that, during the first parliamentary election since the debt crisis struck, Greek voters would punish both of the two parties that have traditionally been the country's biggest: the conservative Nea Dimokratia (New Democracy) and the socialist...
  • Engineers, lawmakers prepare for driverless cars

    05/06/2012 11:56:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | May 6, 2012 | Ana M. Valdes
    It may be years before you can take your hands off the wheel and have your car go where you tell it. But driverless cars are on their way and Florida is already embracing the vehicles, whose technology promises to save lives, create jobs and free minds from the grind of the road. Last month Florida became the second state to pass a bill allowing tests of self-driving cars. Lawmakers in places such as Florida and Nevada - the first state to legalize self-driving cars for testing - have realized that embracing the technology could be fruitful during tough economic...
  • Clinton hopes India will do "even more" to cut Iran oil imports

    05/06/2012 10:58:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 7, 2012 1:18am EDT | (Reporting by Andrew Quinn; Editing by John Chalmers)
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday she hoped India will do "even more" to cut its purchases of oil from sanctions-hit Iran as there was adequate supply available from other countries such as Saudi Arabia. Speaking in the city of Kolkata on a visit to India, Clinton said there would be a decision in about two months as to whether India would be given a waiver from sanctions over Iran oil purchases. She also said she was apprehensive about the possibility of a conflict between Iran and Israel. …
  • Short honeymoon for Hollande after French election win

    05/06/2012 10:55:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun May 6, 2012 11:10pm EDT | Catherine Bremer
    A victorious François Hollande faces a short honeymoon after his election as France's first left-wing president in 17 years, with financial markets eager for clear signals on his policies and how hard he plans to push back against German-led austerity. The moderate Socialist beat conservative Nicolas Sarkozy with 51.7 percent of Sunday's runoff vote after a bruising campaign dominated by the same anger over economic crisis that has felled 10 other European leaders since late 2009. While jubilant left-wing voters partied into the early hours of Monday in central Paris, Hollande admitted that for him, the festivities would have to...
  • Great sign from Tea Party Rally

    05/06/2012 10:08:41 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 8 replies
    Michelle Malkin's website ^ | 5/6/2012 | Unknown
    This sums up the core of any Liberal's argument
  • Doolittle's Raiders recall daring WW II mission

    05/06/2012 8:44:33 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 46 replies
    Japan Today ^ | May. 07, 2012 - 04:08AM JST
    Three of Doolittle’s Raiders who helped boost American morale during the early days of World War II recalled the dangers of their bold bombing attack on the Japanese mainland. Airman Edward Saylor didn’t expect to come back alive when his B-25 set off on the 1942 mission. “Some of the group thought they’d make it,” Saylor said Saturday. “But the odds were so bad.” Saylor and the other 79 Doolittle’s Raiders were forced to take off in rainy, windy conditions significantly further from Japan than planned, straining their fuel capacity. None of the 16 planes’ pilots had ever taken off...
  • Euro tanks to three-month low after Greek vote upsets (Euro Death Watch)

    05/06/2012 8:28:47 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 6, 2012 | Hideyuki Sano
    (Reuters) - The euro tanked on Monday, breaking below its well-worn range from the past three months against the dollar after elections in Greece and France raised fresh concerns that the euro zone's hard-earned bailout and austerity steps could fall apart. In particular, the apparent failure of two pro-bailout ruling parties in Greece to win a majority in the parliament is throwing the future of the bailout scheme for the country into doubt. With 95 percent of votes counted, the conservative New Democracy (ND) and socialist PASOK, who have dominated Greece for decades, is seen falling short of the 151-seat...
  • President Obama's "All Of The Above" Energy Duplicity

    05/06/2012 7:24:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 6, 2012 | Robert Bradley Jr.
    There's been a noticeable sea change in the way President Obama talks about energy. Don't buy the makeover. The new Obama is running from his record - and plans to revert to old ways after what he calls "my last election" with all the tools at his disposal. To simply stick with the pro-green, anti-oil strategy was political peril. So Obama went surreal with an "all-of-the-above" energy agenda. Obama's Environmental Protection Agency recently issued new rules that will force 32 mostly coal-powered plants to close and threaten another 36 facilities. The agency has also issued "blackout" regulations that effectively prohibit...
  • Stock futures hit after European elections

    05/06/2012 6:29:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/06/12
    Stock futures hit after European electionsReuters – 1 hr 29 mins ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures fell after Greek voters trounced ruling parties in elections on Sunday, a result that put the country's future in the euro zone at risk, and as Socialist candidate Francois Hollande won the French presidency. S&P 500 futures were down 12.3 points at 1,350.20 at 7:35 p.m. EDT (2335 GMT), suggesting a fall of about 1 percent when the U.S. stock market opens on Monday.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: "All Fall Down"

    05/06/2012 5:34:43 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/06/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The temple of postmodern liberalism was rocked these last few weeks, as a number of supporting columns and buttresses simply crashed, leaving the entire edifice wobbling.
  • Russia Threatens Missile Defense As Obama Scuttles It

    05/06/2012 4:50:13 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 6, 2012
    National Security: Moscow threatens to strike our missile defense sites in Europe if we proceed, as missile defense advocates warn that the administration is defunding existing missiles in favor of future, theoretical versions. 'A decision to use destructive force pre-emptively will be taken if the situation worsens," Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said at an international missile-defense conference in Moscow on Thursday, apparently not waiting for the "flexibility" President Obama told outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that his re-election would give him. Makarov's blunt threat referred to administration plans to deploy the SM-3 IIB, a missile still on...
  • On Sundays, Tight Obama Circle Sizes Up Election

    05/06/2012 4:42:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 4, 2012 | by Jeff Zeleny
    WASHINGTON — President Obama walks into the Roosevelt Room of the White House and takes his seat around a table. The West Wing, as on most Sunday evenings, is quiet except for the tight circle of advisers who gather for a confidential briefing on his re-election. The gathering often takes place after Mr. Obama’s regular Sunday round of golf, and while the atmosphere is casual, the agenda is anything but: keeping the president immersed in what it will take to win a second term. He receives an update on how his operation is expanding in battleground states, he watches previews...
  • The War Against The Young

    05/06/2012 4:15:30 PM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    The American Interest ^ | May 5, 2012 | Walter Russell Mead
    An analysis of recent jobs figures at reveals a disturbing development: the biggest beneficiaries from the economic recovery are Boomers, while everyone else is getting the shaft. Since the Obama administration took office, there has been an epochal shift. Young workers have continued to lose jobs and incomes, while older workers have actually gained ground. In fact, the Obama administration has seen a boom in the prospects of the 55+ crowd; their (I should say ‘our’) employment stands at a 42 year high. Net, there are 3.9 new jobs for people over 55 since the recession began in December...
  • GOP leaders start to rally around Romney _ sort of

    05/06/2012 4:08:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/6/12 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press
    Republican party leaders are starting to rally around Mitt Romney, but it's not exactly a stampede of support for the expected GOP presidential nominee. With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out of the race, Romney is his party's pick to take on President Barack Obama this fall, barring a catastrophe. While Romney talks like the nominee, the former Massachusetts governor has work to do to round up enough convention delegates to make it official. Romney has 859 delegates, according to The Associated Press count. That's 285 short of the 1,144 he needs to win the nomination. Romney could get about...
  • Will lawmakers act to close tax loophole for illegal immigrants?

    05/06/2012 3:55:55 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 10 replies
    WTHR.Com ^ | Apr 30, 2012 9:03 AM CDT | Bob Segall
    INDIANAPOLIS - Congressman Dan Burton (R – Ind) is frustrated – very frustrated – after learning the details of an Eyewitness News investigation. "Why in the world are we doing this?" he asked. "Are you kidding me? The cost to the American tax payer is huge!" The veteran lawmaker is responding to what 13 Investigates discovered all across Indiana: illegal immigrants getting big tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service thanks to a loophole in federal law. MORE: Tax loophole costs billions The loophole allows undocumented workers to collect what's called an additional child tax credit. The credit – up...
  • New Mexico Restores Arizona CCW Reciprocity

    05/06/2012 3:44:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | gvaldeg1
    There has been a lot of confusion and angst about New Mexico dropping recognition of the Arizona CCW (along with 10 other states). Fortunately Gov. Susana Martinez reacted to the tsunami or firestorm of emails and had the New Mexico DPS restore those reciprocities and recognitions. As of May 1, 2012 this is the reciprocity list: Gov. Martinez is an NRA member and made perfect scores on the live fire portion on the NM CCW permit test with the 45 auto and 38 revolver. I hope that this allays a lot of the consternation that has resulted from this....
  • Axelrod: There Is Plenty Of "Enthusiasm" For Obama

    05/06/2012 3:44:12 PM PDT · by Third Person · 23 replies
    This week via RCP ^ | May 6th, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    “In Virginia, there was an overflow crowd. And that’s the way it is. But the fact is that 14,000 is 11,000 more than the largest crowd that Mitt Romney has ever drawn,” David Axelrod said on ABC's "This Week." “I am certain that we are going to have an enthused volunteer core and enthused electorate out there. The thing that we’ve seen over time is that Republican enthusiasm has dropped precipitously, partly because what we’ve seen from Governor Romney is all negative.”
  • Illegal alien workers getting tax deductions for kids living in Mexico

    05/06/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 21 replies
    RadioVice Online ^ | May 2, 2012 at 7:57 am | Steve M
    Illegal aliens working in the United States are technically required to fill out a tax return and pay their income taxes. We all laugh about claiming a additional deduction here or there for some neighborhood kid who eats the food out of your fridge and hangs out at your house all the time, but many of these workers are claiming deductions for children living in Mexico. Each spring, at tax preparation offices all across the nation, many illegal immigrants are now eagerly filing tax returns to take advantage of a tax loophole, using their ITIN numbers to get huge refunds...
  • Francois Hollande has ten weeks to avert a French bond crisis

    05/06/2012 3:22:54 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:02PM BST 06 May 2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Fears of a Leftist lurch have been in the price for weeks. The CAC-40 index of French stocks has underperformed Germany’s DAX by 20pc since last August, an ominous divergence for two countries yoked so tightly together. The yield spread of German 10-year Bunds over French OAT bonds has jumped 90 basis points. It reflects a gut feeling in global markets that France is sliding into deep trouble, clinging to a ruinously expensive social model in a Teutonic monetary union and a Chinese trading world. French economists say the moment of danger will come later this summer - whoever is...
  • Navy christens cargo ship named for Cesar Chavez

    05/06/2012 3:20:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies
    The military has christened its newest cargo-ammunition ship for civil rights leader and labor activist Cesar Chavez, who served in the Navy during World War II.
  • Sine Die!(AZCDL end of legislative session)

    05/06/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    AzCDL ^ | 5 May, 2012 | AzCDL
    The 2012 legislative session officially ended on May 3, 2012. The Senate adjourned at 8:22 PM. The House adjourned at 8:25 PM. To view a summary of legislation that AzCDL monitored this session, along with each bill’s current status, visit our Bill Tracking page. The following are firearms related bills that were signed by the Governor this session. The effective date on these legislative changes is August 2nd, 90 days after Sine Die. HB 2457, which allows the possession of an otherwise “prohibited” weapon (i.e., for self-defense) while hunting, was signed by the Governor on April 10th. HB 2639, the...
  • Why Johnny Can't Pay

    05/06/2012 3:17:38 PM PDT · by OrioleFan · 50 replies
    Young people face a cruel irony. Most can't land a decent job without a college education, yet many graduates are locked into poorly paying positions that don't permit repayment of student loans.
  • Be afraid, exultant Greek neo-Nazis warn rivals

    05/06/2012 3:10:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 35 replies
    AFP - Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn warned rivals and reformers Sunday that "the time for fear has come" after exit polls showed them securing their entry in parliament for the first time in nearly 40 years. "The time for fear has come for those who betrayed this homeland," Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos told a news conference at an Athens hotel, flanked by menacing shaven-headed young men. "We are coming," the 55-year-old said as supporters threw firecrackers outside. According to updated exit polls, the once-marginal party will end up winning over six percent of the vote and sending 19...
  • NH measure supports Arizona SB1070

    05/06/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Senate is considering a resolution supporting Arizona's SB1070.
  • Biden: I'm 'absolutely comfortable' with gay marriage (Video)

    05/06/2012 2:22:01 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    First Read ^ | 5/6/2012 | Carrier Daln
    Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday said that's he's "absolutely comfortable" with married same-sex couples being granted the same rights as heterosexual pairs. "I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties," he told NBC's David Gregory on "Meet the Press." "And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction beyond that." ( is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.) President Barack Obama has said his position on same sex...
  • First jail for US veterans will offer helping hand to a growing problem

    05/06/2012 2:10:19 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies ^ | Sunday 6 May 2012 15.25 EDT | Ed Pilkington in New York
    The problem of US military veterans falling into a life of crime after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has reached such levels that a law enforcer in Georgia has opened what is believed to be America's first county jail devoted to veteran inmates. John Darr, the sheriff of Muscogee County in Columbus, Georgia, has created the new facility in an attempt to break the cycle of recidivism by providing them with specialist services to help them deal with the problems they carry with them when they decamp. "It's really unique. What we're bringing together is a lot of resources," Darr...
  • Georgia to keep ‘Stand Your Ground’ law?

    05/06/2012 12:47:25 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 14 replies
    Dalton Daily Citizen ^ | May 6, 2012 | Mark Millican
    A spokesman for a grassroots organization who believes citizens should have a right to defend themselves in public said Georgia — like Florida with its “Stand Your Ground” law that has been used as a defense in a racially charged shooting case — should not repeal its own Stand Your Ground measure under political pressure. “If you’re taking your family to a football game or to a party downtown or whatever, and you have no control over what neighborhood you’re in, you should still be able to protect yourself,” said Jerry Henry, executive director of GeorgiaCarry.Org. “In my opinion, the...
  • 'Julia': Cradle to grave under Obama rule

    05/06/2012 11:41:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    washington times ^ | 5-4-12 | Rich Lowry
    In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we may already have a winner. It is “The Life of Julia,” the Obama reelection team’s cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government at every step of her life. … The Obama campaign revives the concept of “cradle to grave” as it highlights Obama-supported programs that take care of Julia from age 3 to her retirement at age 67.