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  • TIME: Obama Campaign Says Mitt Romney Is Either A Crook Or A Liar

    07/13/2012 7:49:39 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    TIME ^ | 7-13-12 | Michael Scherer (Confirmed Obama Journo-Lister)
    Mitt Romney wants you to know that both of these things are true: 1. He remained the “controlling person” in a number of Bain Capital investments between 1999 and 2002, when he left to work on the Salt Lake City Olympics. 2. He had no actual personal control over those investments during that time. This is not a particularly comfortable position for a presidential candidate to be in, though it is also not exactly an unusual one for Romney, who has, among other things, taken credit for both Obama’s bailout of Detroit and for opposing Obama’s bailout of Detroit. ---SNIP---...
  • Jerry Brown takes on Washington Times Reporter (Asks Reporter,"Are You A Moonie?")

    02/27/2012 3:26:35 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies · 2+ views
    LATimes ^ | 2-26-12 | LATimes
    Gov. Jerry Brown tangled with a reporter from the conservative Washington Times newspaper after his meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Sunday. At one point Brown, who was defending his earlier tenure as governor and his efforts to bridge the state’s budget gap, asked the reporter: “Are you a Moonie?” The Washington Times was founded in 1982 by Sun Myung Moon, head of the Unification Church, whose followers were often referred to informally as Moonies. The Washington Times is a conservative paper, and Brown, after recognizing his interrogator, gave no ground. Brown’s spokesman Gil Duran joined...
  • WAPO's Hit Job on Gingrich

    12/16/2011 7:00:57 AM PST · by wildbill · 28 replies
    Hot Air Blog ^ | 12-16-2011 | Ed Morrissy
    Today’s Washington Post carries a story about a “curious case in the annals of the FBI,” but the only curious aspect of the story is why the Post published it — with the headline FBI considered a sting aimed at Newt Gingrich in 1997. That implies that the arguable GOP frontrunner for President had committed some sort of conduct that was shady enough to get the FBI to propose an Abscam-like operation to take Gingrich down. However, that’s not the case at all, but you have to get past the lead paragraph to figure that out:
  • The Significance of Tithing Settlement (Mormon - open)

    10/28/2011 12:19:53 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    L.D.S. org ^ | Dec. 2000 | Kenneth L. DuVall
    Kenneth L. DuVall, “The Significance of Tithing Settlement,” Liahona, Dec. 2000, 40 Tithing is an important test of our personal righteousness. President Joseph F. Smith (1838–1918) said: “By this principle it shall be known who is for the kingdom of God and who is against it. … By it it shall be known whether we are faithful or unfaithful” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith [1998], 276). The question is, to whom is our faithfulness to be known? First, we must be satisfied in our own hearts that we have paid an honest tithe. It is important...
  • Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now?

    10/03/2011 6:15:17 PM PDT · by Polybius · 222 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 3, 2011 | David Grant
    Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now? Herman Cain is surging in popularity in a number of polls. So why is Herman Cain putting his campaign on hold for the next month? The Hermantor Experience is, by almost any measure, the hottest thing going in the GOP presidential primary (not named Chris Christie). < snip> But Cain seems destined to squander it. And here’s why. As NBC’s thoughtful First Read points out this morning, Cain's promoting a book - and appears to be taking himself off the campaign trail for almost a month. Cain won’t be back in the...
  • FBI Opens News Corp. Hacking Probe (Regime opens direct attack on 1st Amendment)

    07/14/2011 1:29:58 PM PDT · by abb · 64 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 14, 2011 | Devlin Barrett
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened a probe into whether employees of News Corp. might have hacked or attempted to hack into the private calls and phone records of Sept. 11 victims and their families, according to people familiar with the matter. The investigation was opened Thursday morning, following a request a day earlier by Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) who heads the House Homeland Security Committee and whose Long Island district was home to many victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. The investigation will try to determine whether employees of News Corp. illegally accessed the private calls, voice-mail...
  • ABC News Confirms Bachmann Clinic Used "Pray Away The Gay' Therapy

    07/11/2011 7:43:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2011 | Grace Wyler
    An ABC News story tonight confirmed rumors that the Christian counseling clinic owned by Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus Bachmann offered therapy to help "convert" homosexuals to heterosexuals. The "World News" report featured an interview with a former patient at the Bachmann & Associates clinic, Andrew Ramirez, who first visited the counseling center as a 17-year-old in 2004. "[One counselor's] path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay," Ramirez told ABC News. "And God would forgive me if I were straight." Ramirez story, first...
  • Rove stumps for Bachmann, Kennedy [2006]

    06/16/2011 7:32:31 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 209 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.startribune.com ^ | Updated: July 21, 2006 - 10:57 PM | Eric Black
    White House political maestro Karl Rove urged money and other forms of support for Republican congressional candidate Michele Bachmann at a Stillwater fundraiser Friday.The Bachmann fundraiser at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater attracted about 60 supporters, who paid $250 for lunch. Couples who contributed $1,000 to Bachmann could have their pictures taken with Rove. The Bachmann campaign did not immediately release the total amount raised.
  • Michele Bachmann’s record: Earmarks, farm subsidies and pardons?

    06/16/2011 7:51:23 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 64 replies · 1+ views
    dailycaller ^ | May 15, 2011 | Matt Lewis
    Bachmann may also be plagued by her involvement in a controversial pardon. In 2007, Bachmann wrote a letter requesting a presidential pardon for a convicted drug-smuggler and money-launderer named Frank Vennes. Vennes was convicted of money laundering in 1988 and pleaded no contest to a cocaine and weapons charge. Making matters worse, he and his wife donated a total of $27,600 to Bachmann’s 2006 and 2008 election.
  • Palin Trails Other Potential 2012 Presidential Candidates Among Republicans

    12/29/2010 2:55:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 223 replies · 26+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 29/12/10 | Bruce Drake
    Reporting on each new poll that throws cold water on Sarah Palin's chances as a presidential candidate may be starting to sound like it's piling on. But not only have recent surveys shown that big percentages of the general public don't look kindly on a Palin candidacy, a new poll by CNN/Opinion Research finds that she makes the worst showing among fellow Republicans when compared to potential GOP contenders considered for the moment to be in the top tier. Fifty-one percent of Republicans who were surveyed in the poll conducted Dec. 17-19 said they were not very likely or not...
  • Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real

    04/14/2009 10:28:21 AM PDT · by Hanna548 · 43 replies · 1,978+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | April 14, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Yesterday, Roger Hedgecock and the Liberty Papers posted an unclassified DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis report titled: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment. The “report” (PDF file here) was one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS. I couldn’t believe it was real. I spent the day chasing down DHS spokespeople, who have been tied up preparing for a very important homeland security event later today: The First Lady is coming to visit their Washington office. Priorities, you know.
  • Sarah Palin spends $50G on remodel jobs

    10/26/2008 7:08:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 91 replies · 2,049+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/26/2008 | Laura Crimaldi
    GOP vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin spent more than $51,000 in taxpayer funds to remodel the governor’s Anchorage office suite and spruce up her mansion and office in Juneau, a Herald review of expense records shows.Palin spent most of the funds, $45,137, in April to build and furnish three offices inside her suite at the Robert B. Atwood Building in Anchorage, records show.In June 2007, Palin spent $5,380 for labor and materials on a 72-inch wooden display case in her Juneau office. The case houses a football and basketball signed by players from championship high school teams, native artwork,...
  • After Targeting Joe the Plumber, Obamabots Pledge To Expose Scandals of...

    10/17/2008 6:49:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies · 1,340+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/16/2008
    After Targeting Joe the Plumber, Obamabots Pledge To Expose Scandals of Guy in Rockwell's 'Four Freedoms' PaintingThank God we live in a free country, where you can speak your mind on public issues, without fear that those who disagree will respond by exposing anything you've ever done that you regret or that could embarrass your family. Oh, wait, never mind. We have to know, according to some, about Joe the Plumber's tax lien, and how he doesn't have a license - which, if the smear artists bothered to check the law, he only needs for commercial work, not residential work.This...
  • 'Swing Vote' plays on GOP, Dem stereotypes

    06/07/2008 5:04:25 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 5 replies · 163+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/7/08 | JEFFREY RESSNER
    “Swing Vote” revolves around a low-life trailer park drunk (Costner) who, by virtue of his young daughter's idealism, becomes responsible for deciding the fate of a closely tied presidential election. Both the incumbent Republican commander-in-chief (Kelsey Grammer) and the milquetoast liberal Democrat challenger (Dennis Hopper) descend on his small town and vie for his vote by shamelessly courting him, even going so far as to change their strongly-held beliefs to align themselves with what they mistakenly believe are his views. A small crowd at an advance screening on the Disney studio lot in Burbank, California this week laughed loudest when...
  • Meet John 'Dubya' McCain

    04/23/2008 10:21:14 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 13 replies · 503+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | J. Peter Scoblic
    John McCain knows a lot less about foreign policy than he'd have us believe.This, anyway, is the impression that's been growing in recent weeks, not least because of much-discussed New York Times story published recently that painted a growing divide in his campaign between "pragmatists" and "neoconservatives." The candidate reportedly lacks firm ideological convictions, so battle for "McCain's soul" may be in the offing. And it's true: Despite his decades of supposed national security experience, it's difficult to stick an "-ism" on the tail of McCain's approach to world affairs. He's been one of the president's most fervent backers on...
  • Obama accused of 'hit job' in toxic White House race

    01/23/2008 5:54:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 80+ views
    ABS-CBN ^ | 01/24/08
    Obama accused of 'hit job' in toxic White House race Agence France-Presse ROCK HILL, South Carolina - A poisonous new exchange erupted on the Democratic campaign trail Wednesday as former president Bill Clinton accused his wife's chief rival Barack Obama of a political "hit job." Hillary Clinton insisted that Democratic wounds would heal in time for the party to recapture the White House in November's election, but the bad blood was spilt anew as Obama himself came out firing against his tag-team opponents. The running battles on the Democratic stump have sparked disquiet among party grandees heading into South Carolina's...
  • Bush press pal quits over gay prostitute link

    02/21/2005 4:25:30 PM PST · by w6ai5q37b · 66 replies · 1,774+ views
    Independat-media.tv ^ | Feb. 10, 2005 | Helen Kennedy
    WASHINGTON - A conservative ringer who was given a press pass to the White House and lobbed softball questions at President Bush quit yesterday after left-leaning Internet bloggers discovered possible ties to gay prostitution. "The voice goes silent," Jeff Gannon wrote on his Web site. "In consideration of the welfare of me and my family, I have decided to return to private life." Gannon began covering the White House two years ago for an obscure Republican Web site (Talon-News.com). He was known for his friendly questions, including asking Bush at last month's news conference how he could work with Democrats...
  • Eating their own in Venezuela: The Chavez Praying Mantis effect strikes again

    01/04/2005 8:31:12 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 219+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 5, 2004 | Miguel Octavio
    Minister of Interior and Justice Jesse Chacon: We do not rule out that assassinated Prosecutor was part of an extortion ring. From hero to suspected criminal in less than two months -Minister of Agriculture, Arnoldo Marquez: The British owners of the large estate El Charcote have not been able to demonstrate they own the land. The documents are not guarantee that the land is private property, but that they belong to the Agrarian Institute or the Land Institute. There goes the VP’s promise to the British Government to respect their property. -General Oswaldo Bracho: The Bolivarian Liberation front which backs...