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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
    TheLedger.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 MoveOn.org 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 MoveOn.org 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...