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  • California voters' five top issues

    04/22/2016 9:12:27 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    For the first time in decades, the California presidential primary matters. The candidates are thinking about it already, opening offices and testing the waters to see what's important here. We'd like to help.
  • AP-GfK Poll: Hillary Clinton has edge over Trump on a range of issues

    04/11/2016 1:41:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Yahoo News via AP ^ | 04/11/2016 | Julie Pace and Emily Swanson
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stark warning for Donald Trump as he eyes a possible general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, Americans trust the Democratic front-runner more than the Republican businessman to handle a wide range of issues — from immigration to health care to nominating Supreme Court justices.</p>
  • Comedian/CNN Host: The KKK is 'The Core' of the Republican Party

    03/03/2016 11:34:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 123 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 3, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, W. Kamau Bell claimed that white supremacy is the new ideology of the Republican Party: "If the Republican Party is a gumbo...the roux of that gumbo is white supremacy, and the core of that is the Ku Klux Klan." Bell later asserted that the Obama birther issue was when white supremacy supposedly became dominant in the GOP: "It came from the first four years of Barack Obama's presidency...where they allowed Donald Trump to demand the President show his birth certificate — and they just stood by and went, maybe he's not born here." [video below] Host...
  • What did the Candidates say about immigration in their announcement speeches?

    02/12/2016 7:48:39 AM PST · by AuntB · 21 replies
    Vanity ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | AuntB
    We hear what the candidates say now about issues, but what did they think was important when they announced their run for president. This vital first speech should have covered what they thought was important to this nation. Here is their (Trump, Cruz, Rubio) total remarks on IMMIGRATION...later we will do trade, terrorism, 2nd amendment, Obamacare and education. Trump June 16 , 2015 When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. But they're killing us economically. The U.S. has...
  • Donald Trump Q&A News Conference Today

    02/15/2016 1:53:49 PM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 79 replies
    Youtube ^ | Today | Trump on Youtube
    News conference many subjects discussed
  • Farrakhan^s Warning About What Will Happen If Donald Trump Becomes President

    12/31/2015 4:12:28 PM PST · by entropy12 · 82 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    The Minister Louis Farrakhan has a warning for the American public: [If Donald Trump becomes president, he will take America into the abyss of hell.] That is the message that the controversial Nation of Islam leader delivered in a recent video that was posted to his Facebook page.
  • Candidates! A war on scammers is needed!!!

    11/29/2015 3:52:06 AM PST · by Paul R. · 41 replies
    Me | 11/29/15 | Me
    A new issue for your favorite candidate? Recently, a very dear elderly (mid-80's) relative was scammed for over @30k. This was her entire savings, plus she's now about $8k in debt. Her financial situation was precarious anyway. Her income is very limited, so she has no way to "recover". Worse, almost all her income goes away if her ex-husband dies (which may be one reason she ignored all the red flags.) Additionally, there were / are all sorts of other repercussions including her bank forcing her to close her accounts abruptly, causing even more problems (checks bouncing, etc.) (The bank's...
  • Answer the following questions to see which 2016 Presidential candidate you side with

    11/07/2015 11:41:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Where do you side on social issues ... environment ... the economy ... domestic policy ... healthcare ... foreign policy ... education ... immigration? This is a fairly comprehensive survey. You give your position on the issues and they tell you which candidates you most agree with.
  • The Obama Effect Pulls GOP Left

    10/28/2015 5:54:42 AM PDT · by Shery · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 28 October, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The dictionary defines one of the older lessons in science – that of cause and effect – this way. Cause and effect is “noting a relationship between actions or events such that one or more are the result of the other or others.” In today’s political world you could call this the “Obama Effect.” In which the far-left actions of President Obama are causing events inside the Republican Party, the result of those far-left actions pulling the GOP into a leftward lurching orbit. In the real world, the Earth orbits the Sun. The reason is basic science: lighter objects orbit...
  • Presidential Candidates Comparison

    10/28/2015 5:44:16 AM PDT · by Shery · 1 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | unknown | Conservative Review
    PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES COMPARISON Click on a rating to read more.
  • Poll: Trump Dominates In Nevada, South Carolina Overall And On The Issues

    10/14/2015 8:35:17 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2015
    Donald Trump holds double-digit leads over Ben Carson in both South Carolina and Nevada, the third and fourth states scheduled to hold nominating contests in next year's race for the presidency, with Trump widely seen in each state as the best candidate to handle a range of top issues, according to new CNN/ORC polls. Trump holds 38% support in Nevada, with Carson in second with 22%, and in South Carolina, Trump doubles Carson's support, 36% to 18%. No other candidate comes close to those top two in either state; the third-place candidate in each case has less than 10% support.
  • Handicapping a Presidential Campaign: What Works, What Doesn't, and What Wins?

    09/20/2015 6:30:24 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Sept 19, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Nobody can predict the future. Not Nostradamus, not Karl Rove, not the Oracle at Delphi. But as primary voters, we must try. Not because we’re going to Las Vegas to bet on the election, but because every primary race is dependent on some judgment about the likely result. In November, voters only need to ask one question: •Which of the major party candidates would be better in the office? But in the primaries and caucuses, we have several questions to ask: •Which of our choices would be best in the office? •Which of our choices has the best shot in...
  • Donald Trump promises detailed issue stances soon

    08/13/2015 7:55:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Donald Trump is promising he’s going to release detailed policy stances soon. He told reporters in Michigan yesterday why he wasn’t getting into a lot of specifics at the moment. I think you’re gonna see lots of plans and you’re gonna see—also and you have to understand, when you’re coming up with a plan in business you have to be flexible. There’s got to be flexibility…if I would have sat down and said, ‘Here’s a 12 point plan to get Dural,” I didn’t do that. I went in and punched and punched and beat the hell out of people,...
  • What terror attack? VP speaks to young people on ‘major issues of the day,’ like climate change

    07/16/2015 6:27:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Twitter via twitchy ^ | 7/16/15 | twitter
    Vice President Biden ✔ @VP Happening soon: VP Biden to speak at @genprogress' #MakeProgress National Summit. Follow along → https://www.whitehouse.gov/live Godlyencounter @godlyencounter @VP @genprogress how about you make a comment on what happened to our military today Sometime between President Obama’s personal visit with inmates at a federal penitentiary this morning and tomorrow night’s scheduled no-press fundraiser in New York City, his day was interrupted by the systemic assassinations of four Marines. The president did offer a brief statement this evening calling the shootings “a heartbreaking circumstance.”
  • Presidential Candidate Jim Webb on the Issues

    07/02/2015 5:08:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/02/2015 | By NICHOLAS FANDOS
    Jim Webb, a Virginia Democrat who was elected to the Senate in 2006 and served a single term, announced on Thursday that he is running for president. Mr. Webb, a Vietnam veteran and former Navy secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has policy positions do not fall neatly along party lines. Here is where he stands on the issues. Foreign Policy Mr. Webb has been a persistent critic of the Iraq war, warning in 2002 that “those who are pushing for a unilateral war in Iraq know full well that there is no exit strategy if we invade.” He has also...
  • Bill Buckley Was Right: America in the Grip of the Liberal Mania

    04/09/2015 12:20:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    american Spectator ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "...Mr. Buckley would surely not be surprised at the Rolling Stone episode. He described it effectively a full fifty-five years before the story was published, not to mention long before the central participants targeted in the story were even born. Indeed he predicted this kind of story almost a full decade before Rolling Stone — founded in 1967 — existed. What Buckley knew in 1959 was this: >>> I shall be assuming that in most respects the liberal ideologists are, like Don Quixote, wholly normal, with fully developed powers of thought, that they see things as they are, and live...
  • Decisions, Decisions - The Issues in the 2014 Midterms

    11/03/2014 7:32:15 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 3, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    This election presents tough choices for some voters. Many are upset that the Republican Party hasn’t formally enunciated its core principles, properly nationalizing the election in a simple, coherent way. The national GOP has, instead, settled for letting it be a traditional midterm, a referendum on the policies of that man in the White House and the party that unconditionally, unquestioningly, supports his every act. And yes, for many voters, that may well be enough. But for those voters who would like a clear presentation of the difference between the modern Democrat Party and the Republican opposition, that difference can...
  • Worthy Quote

    05/23/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by econjack · 13 replies
    Email ^ | 5/23/2014 | unknown
  • Bishop issues letter on the ‘epidemic plague’ of porn, calls on men to recommit to purity

    03/09/2014 11:34:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life site news ^ | Hilary White
    “I call on every man in the Diocese of Arlington to search his heart and renew his commitment to purity. I call on every husband and father to renew his sacred commitment to his wife and children.” - Arlington Bishop Paul Loverde ARLINGTON, VA, March 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The growth of pornography use, particularly on the internet, is “a matter of utmost urgency for every son and father today,” Bishop Paul Loverde of the Catholic diocese of Arlington, Virginia said in a letter to his flock released this week. Titled “Bought with a Price: Every Man’s Duty to Protect...
  • Mind the Gender Gap in Politics

    12/18/2013 4:28:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 17, 2013 | Gerald F. Seib
    The gender gap is alive and well in American politics. Indeed, it may be the defining characteristic of our political system as next year's midterm elections beckon. We're not talking here just about the well-established pattern in which women are more likely to vote Democratic and men Republican in presidential elections. That's true, but it appears to be only the tip of a gender-gap iceberg. On virtually all the hot-button issues that bedevil Washington today—guns, health, how to fix the economy, the state of the Obama presidency—the difference between men and women is striking. And it all adds up to...
  • Fail: Mary Landrieu Has Exact Same Issues Page As Michelle Nunn (website glitch)

    12/13/2013 5:16:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 12/13/13 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Senate campaign website “issues” page appears to have been copied directly from Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn’s website “ideas” page BuzzFeed has found.
  • REPORT: Washington Navy Yard shooter a Buddhist with anger issues and an arrest record…or something

    09/16/2013 5:26:50 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 58 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/16/2013 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    Here is the latest from Fox News on Aaron Alexis, the Washington Navy Yard shooter. He’s been arrested a couple of times for shooting at construction equipment tires and shooting through his roof at his upstairs neighbor because she was too loud. And according to his former roommate, he’s a Buddhist. Watch:
  • Poll Finds Republicans Gain Favor on Key Issues

    09/13/2013 7:33:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept 13, 2013 | Neil King, Jr
    Republicans are now rated higher than Democrats on handling the economy and foreign policy, and the GOP's lead has strengthened on several other issues, including dealing with the federal deficit and ensuring a strong national defense. On topics such as health care, Democrats have seen their long-standing advantage whittled to lows not seen in years. The poll also reflected unease over the economy. Just 27% of Americans think the economy will improve over the next year, the lowest since July 2012, while nearly two-thirds think the country is on the wrong track. The jolt of support for Republicans falls well...
  • Frank Luntz and Focus Groups are Destroying the GOP Message

    04/29/2013 8:40:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Frank Luntz may smugly believe that Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and other right wing talk radio hosts are "responsible for the stark polarization within the nation's political discourse" and therefore "problematic" for the Republican Party. I submit the problem is that Luntz, and a misguided over-reliance on focus groups, has neutered and thus destroyed any semblance of courage in the GOP's message. Luntz is conflating, as many wonks and number crunchers do, cause and effect with regard to the bigger realities and polarization. The country is polarized because, well, we are polarized. Rush and "the great one" didn't make it...
  • Moore: Assault Weapons Ban Would’ve Been Voted On If Reid’s Grandchildren Were Killed In School

    03/20/2013 4:25:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore had some harsh words for Sen. Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats after they decided not to include an assault weapons ban in gun-control legislation. Moore ranted against the Senate majority leader after Reid removed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposal to prohibit military-style weapons from the bill because they wouldn’t have the votes. The director behind “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11” said people need to “rise up” against the Nevada senator. “There will be an Aurora next month and there will be a Sandy Hook the month after that,” Moore told CNN.....
  • The Republican Presidential Debates for 2016 Need to be Better.

    12/14/2012 12:21:40 PM PST · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 14, 2012 | Dan Miller
    The 2011 - 2012 debates were a disaster. This is a modest proposal for changes "we can believe in." They are needed if Republicans are to win the presidency in 2016. For reasons which need not detain us except to note that they seemed initially to have had nothing to do with debates among political hopefuls, I tried to watch a The Voice segment on YouTube. Alas, it is unavailable in my viewing area. An alternative was to consult Wikipedia, according to which The Voice is a "reality" talent competition. The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a...
  • How Conservatives Can Win in Blue-State America: Lessons from South Africa's Opposition

    11/11/2012 1:18:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Big Government ^ | November 11, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The new conventional wisdom in the aftermath of the 2012 elections is that Republicans face two challenges: first, that the United States is no longer a center-right nation, but a center-left one; second, that the country’s demographic shift away from whites will make it tougher for Republicans to win votes. The proposed solution is that Republicans must compromise on the party’s core policies, from immigration to taxation to social issues. The conventional wisdom is wrong. I once worked in South Africa for a centrist party, the Democratic Alliance, which faced the same challenges as Republicans do, only far more extreme....
  • Republicans: Biden Laughed at the Issues

    10/11/2012 10:10:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 49 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    A new Republican web ad details Joe Biden laughing and smirking at Paul Ryan throughout Thursday night's vice presidential debate:
  • Mitt (Romney) In Your Pocket

    10/07/2012 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies
    Was looking at NOOK apps and say one that has this title..so I investigated the website. The app link is below http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mitt-in-your-pocket-kenmore-software/1113127791?ean=2940043925312
  • INTERNET PROBLEMS?

    09/19/2012 11:22:56 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 40 replies
    self | Sept 20, 2012 | swampsniper
    What is happening with the net, it's been almost at a standstill through most of yesterday and still messed up.
  • On RNC stage, nettlesome issues unmentioned

    08/30/2012 5:52:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 29, 2012 | Beth Fouhy
    Viewers tuning into the Republican National Convention have heard Ann Romney speak lovingly of her husband and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pledge "a new era of truth telling." What they haven't heard is talk of offshore tax havens, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, or questions about President Barack Obama's birthplace - the kind of divisive issues that have bedeviled Mitt Romney in the weeks before formally accepting his party's presidential nomination.
  • Paul Ryan on the issues (all the issues)

    08/11/2012 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Baynative · 30 replies
    OnTheIssues.org ^ | Continual | Website staff
    Do you wanna know how Paul Ryan has voted during his tenure in the house - here it is.
  • Why Not Paul Ryan?

    08/09/2012 2:55:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8-9-12 | Review & Outlook
    Romney can win a big election over big issues. He'll lose a small one. The whispering over Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate is getting louder, and along with it we are being treated to the sotto voce angst of the GOP establishment: Whatever else Mitt does, he wouldn't dare pick Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, would he? Too risky, goes the Beltway chorus. His selection would make Medicare and the House budget the issue, not the economy. The 42-year-old is too young, too wonky, too, you know, serious. Beneath it all you can hear the murmurs of the ultimate...
  • Bob Ross has issues

    08/03/2012 3:37:08 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    you tube ^ | 8-3-12 | you tube
    A clip from the Emmy Award winning 'Rob Bartlett's Not For Profit TV Special'.
  • Romney! Get on the stick!

    06/30/2012 11:41:54 PM PDT · by tsomer · 29 replies
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 6/30/12 | tsomer
    Pundit says: Romney will fail if he doesn't change course.
  • The Major Issue is Not the Economy but the Lack of Integrity and Morality in Our Leadership

    02/24/2012 12:48:33 PM PST · by joanie-f · 36 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 22 February, 2012 | Joan Fischer (joanie-f)
    Many Americans, conservatives among them, have been voicing the opinion that social issues have no part in campaign debates, are criticizing Rick Santorum for placing them in the forefront of his campaign, and are branding him as unelectable as a result. I take issue with those points of view for two reasons: Firstly, social issues, when considered in their broadest sense, should play a major role in any campaign and none other than our Founders cautioned us to demand that they do. Secondly, it is not Rick Santorum who is declaring that social issues are the entire focus of his...
  • Rick Santorum’s Sweep Changes Republican Race

    02/09/2012 7:50:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    yesbuthowever.com ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Michael Fell
    (YBH) – As the final Colorado vote counts were coming in late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, confirming that Rick Santorum scored a hat trick against his Republican competitors, it was becoming clear that a sea change is occurring within the GOP race. More than before, it’s now arguable that the inevitability of Mitt Romney’s candidacy is a fallacy. This opinion has been long espoused by Republican grassroots activists across the country. Now there are numbers to back it up. Santorum has now won four out of the eight contests. He has victories in four contests compared to three for Romney....
  • Exclusive Interview: Obama’s Democratic Challenger on the Issues

    01/18/2012 10:32:14 AM PST · by Son House · 15 replies
    Uncovered Politics.com ^ | January 18, 2012 | Darcy G. Richardson
    1. First off, what made you want to run for President in this election? Well, I was sincerely hoping that a better-known Democrat would enter the fray, a candidate of some national stature. My personal preference would have been former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, whose talents are largely being wasted in academia. We need him in Washington. I also believe that Rep. Dennis Kucinich would have been an articulate spokesman for the progressive values that so many Democrats hold near and dear, or possibly economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Jeffrey D. Sachs...
  • Obama Campaign Issues Creepy Convert-Your-Relatives-to-the-Cause Video

    12/21/2011 9:47:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 12/21/11 | John
    Pat Dollard posted this. It’s an official Barack Obama campaign ad for 2012. Having asked supporters to shove their donations to Obama’s reelection in their relatives faces last week, they’re now asking fans to convert those same people through persistent political harangues at family gatherings.
  • "Service Temporarily Unavailable"?

    12/04/2011 12:08:32 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 71 replies
    self | Dec 04, 2011 | swampsniper
    We seem to be having server issues again, it's a test of willpower to browse the forum.
  • MO Governor Nixon Issues Executive Order to Establish Obamacare Exchanges–Update: Nixon Backs Down?

    09/15/2011 12:04:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/15/11 | Publius
    We’ve just learned that the Missouri Health Insurance Pool has just voted on behalf of the state to accept $21 million dollars from the federal government to establish an health exchange here in Missouri. They are designating John Huff as the director. Didn’t Missourians vote overwhelmingly against Obamacare in 2008 with theirProp C vote? Just like President Obama does all the time, Nixon is taking the executive order route – completely bypassing the legislature. Original story here. In 2010, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved Prop C, which negated key parts of ObamaCare. Ordinarily, only a legislature can appropriate funds, even if...
  • Obama Issues Statement Marking Ramadan, But No Easter Statement This Year

    08/03/2011 3:45:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/3/11 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama on Monday issued a statement marking the start of Ramadan, the month devoted to prayer and fasting in the Muslim religion. “As Ramadan begins, Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world,” the statement reads. “Ramadan is a festive time that is anticipated for months by Muslims everywhere.”
  • GOP12.com: O'Reilly, Bachmann spar over debt ceiling

    07/12/2011 8:30:50 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies
    youtube video/BOR SHOW ^ | 7/12/2011 | youtube video/BOR SHOW
    Presidential nominee Bachmann does not fall in to the GOP /media politically correct must do's; as Obama, and sometimes wishy washy Boehner and Geithner say raising the debt ceiling must happen or the world will crumble. Bachmann risks the unpopular trend and sticks to her guns;getting badgered by OReilly for going against Boehner and the GOP. Go Bachmann! WATCH THE VIDEO
  • Nail to the GOP Front Door

    06/20/2011 11:57:33 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 23 replies
    Vanity | June 20, 2011 | Kenny Bunk
    Over the past few weeks, Republican candidates offering themselves as warriors in the crusade against Obama have sprung up as wildflowers in the field: each colorful, each beautiful in its own way. But these are not happy warriors. Each seems to send a sad message. It is the now-familiar tale of woe: our once-great republic reduced to a poverty-ridden husk of its former self, led to destruction by the Obama Administration. I suppose this recitation of the unworthiness of Obama is supposed to affirm a candidate’s “conservative” bona fides. IMHO, it is just a blinding glimpse of the obvious and...
  • Michele Bachmann on Veterans Affairs

    06/20/2011 7:36:17 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 7 replies
    bachmann house gov website ^ | Unknown | Michele Bachman
    Veterans Affairs It is imperative that America's military men and women receive the support they deserve for the sacrifices they have made. Our members of the Armed Forces have fought to preserve the freedoms we cherish and I believe Congress must be steadfast in honoring our commitment to them. Last year, I supported the largest increase in funding for veterans programs in theVA’s history: over $37 billion for veterans programs. This legislation also adds more than 1,000 new claims adjusters to help ease the backlog of over 400,000 VA benefits claims. Congress must work to alleviate VA bureaucratic procedures, improve...
  • AP sources: White House set to unveil cyber plan

    05/12/2011 3:41:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11 | Lolita Baldor
    The White House on Thursday is expected to unveil its proposal to enhance the nation's cybersecurity, laying out plans to require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure like the electrical grid, financial systems and nuclear power plants. The Obama administration also is insisting that companies tell consumers when their personal information has been compromised. According to cybersecurity experts familiar with the plan, the administration's proposed legislation also would instruct federal agencies to more closely monitor their computer networks. Several House and Senate committees have been working on cybersecurity legislation for the past two years, while waiting for...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Which issue facing America makes you most angry?)

    04/28/2011 3:26:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4-28-11 | Fox News
    Which issue facing America today makes you the most angry? War in Afghanistan National security High taxes Government spending and the growing national debt Illegal immigration Unemployment Rising fuel prices Government intervention in our lives Changes to our health care system Other (post a comment)
  • White House issues statement to decline comment on Libya development

    03/30/2011 5:40:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/30/11 | Bonney Kapp
    WASHINGTON--There are multiple reports out today that President Barack Obama has signed a "secret order" authorizing covert U.S. support for Libyan rebel forces.According to Reuters: Obama signed the order, known as a presidential "finding," within the last two or three weeks, according to four U.S. government sources familiar with the matter. Such findings are a principal form of presidential directive used to authorize secret operations by the Central Intelligence Agency
  • In Conference with Herman Cain

    03/14/2011 8:37:13 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Sundries Shack ^ | 3/14/11 | The Sundries Shack
    I had the chance to sit in tonight on a blogger conference call with potential 2012 Presidential candidate Herman Cain. It shouldn’t surprise any long-time readers of The Shack when I say I’m a fan of Cain’s as a candidate and as a person. Though he has yet to announce his candidacy, he has formed an exploratory committee and has visited several of the early primary and caucus states to gauge interest in a run and to lay some groundwork if he decides to do so. I had hoped to connect to the call with Skype and record it, so...
  • The Elusive 90% Solution. Which issues do 90% of the public agree on?

    03/13/2011 8:53:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 03/13/2011
    These days there appears to be almost nothing that all, or nearly all, Americans can agree on. But this week, fully 90% of the public said that they were hearing mostly bad news about gas prices. That might seem like a no-brainer given the recent surge in gas prices. But reaching the 90% threshold is a rare occurrence in public opinion surveys. In part, this reflects the tendency of polling organizations to focus on current issues about which there are often considerable differences of opinion. Nonetheless, even on issues where one would expect to find near-total agreement, the public's...