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  • A telling sign: Scott Brown comes out in support of Cordray recess appointment

    01/04/2012 4:24:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4 Jan 2011 | Greg Sargent
    Here’s a pretty clear sign of which way the politics are moving in the fight over Obama’s decision to employ a recess appointment to install Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senator Scott Brown — who’s facing a stiff populist challenge from Elizabeth Warren, the creator of the agency — has now come out in support of the move. His statement, sent over by his office: “I support President Obama’s appointment today of Richard Cordray to head the CFPB. I believe he is the right person to lead the agency and help protect consumers from fraud...
  • Some in the GOP chastise Obama for not running on his record & give a pass to Romney on this

    01/03/2012 11:57:13 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 2 replies
    1/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Second part, final part. Some in the GOP and "conservative" talking heads need to do the same for both: chastise Obama for not wanting to run on his record and his gearing up to run a super negative campaign against the eventual GOP nominee and also chastise Romney for not happily running on his record, and sitting back and letting others do his attacking for him against fellow GOP candidates. Romney needs to run on his record, right? What is in Romney's record that he shouldn't be proud of?
  • Moderate road won’t beat Obama

    01/02/2012 7:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | January 2, 2012 | Holly Robichaud
    Tomorrow less than 20 percent of registered Republicans in Iowa are going to tell us who they believe should take on President Obama. Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, who has bypassed the caucuses, said last week that Iowa picks corn, not presidents. Is he correct? Well, if you ask Mike Huckabee, he would say yes. But on the other hand, Obama did win the state. Iowa’s importance will be in whittling down the field of contenders. It is most likely going to claim several conservatives, which means that their voters could flock to another right-wing candidate — not necessarily the frontrunner....
  • Mitt Romney Gives Rick Santorum The Courtesy Of Attacking Him

    01/02/2012 5:11:44 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 13 replies
    TPM ^ | Jan. 1, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro-
    ATLANTIC, IOWA — Rick Santorum really has arrived, it seems. After meeting with voters in a diner here Sunday, Mitt Romney hosted a rare press conference where he was more than happy to take Santorum on in the way he has other surging candidates in the past. It’s a sign that Santorum’s surging poll numbers have caught the attention of Romney, who’s pushing hard to win here in Iowa, a state he wasn’t able to win during his 2008 White House run. Anecdotal evidence suggests some voters are choosing between the two men — three undecided Iowans I talked to...
  • New poll (Public Policy Polling): Paul, Romney and Santorum tied in Iowa

    01/02/2012 2:23:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/2/12 | Chris Moody - The Ticket
    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa--Here's where we stand in the final day before the caucuses. According to the latest survey from Public Policy Polling, it looks like a statistical dead heat between Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum for the top slot in the state. With a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points, Romney leads with 19 percent, followed by Paul with 18 percent and Santorum with 17 percent...
  • Romney's top donor: Goldman Sachs, Ron Paul's top donor: US Army

    01/02/2012 10:06:05 AM PST · by packback · 75 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 1.2.12 | Andy Booker
    Mitt Romney's top ten is made up of Goldman Sachs, followed by Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Morgan Stanley, Barclays (UK), Bank of America and JP Morgan. In contrast Romney's co-frontrunner in Iowa, Ron Paul, has a top three donor list made up of the US Army, US Navy and US Airforce.
  • Newt on Romney’s Limited Appeal: “People Aren’t That Stupid” (video)

    01/02/2012 10:53:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 1/2/12 | John
    This is a longish clip from Reuters in which Newt talks about the Iowa race. About two minutes in Newt makes clear that he’s not very pleased with Romney. Asked specifically why his appeal is limited to 22-23% he replies that Romney is a a moderate pretending to be a conservative then adds “people aren’t that stupid.”
  • Romney Would Veto Immigration "Dream" Act [Will This Put Romney Over The Top?]

    01/01/2012 3:10:50 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 01, 2012 | Jane Sutton
    Romney Would Veto Immigration "Dream" Act By Jane Sutton … LEMARS, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney said on Saturday he would veto a proposal granting U.S. citizenship to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children, a pledge that won hearty applause from Iowa conservatives he hopes to win over. A young woman asked Romney about the bipartisan proposal known as the Dream Act, during an appearance at a crowded restaurant in Le Mars, a conservative Republican stronghold in western Iowa. "The question is if I were elected and Congress were to pass the Dream...
  • Romney Says He Would Veto DREAM Act

    01/01/2012 4:24:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 01/01/2011 | Chris Berg
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he would veto legislation that would allow certain illegal residents to become American citizens. During a campaign stop in western Iowa, Romney answered "yes" when he was asked whether he would refuse to sign what is known as the DREAM Act. Romney has said before that he would oppose the legislation, which would allow some illegal immigrant youths to earn permanent residency and eventually citizenship if they attend college or serve in the military.
  • Mitt Romney On Course For Historic Double Victory

    01/01/2012 3:23:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 01, 2012 | on Swaine
    US election 2012: Mitt Romney On Course For Historic Double Victory Mitt Romney could strike a decisive early blow in the contest to pick the Republican party’s presidential nominee by becoming the first candidate ever to win both the first two states to vote, opinion polls suggest. By Jon Swaine 01 Jan 2012 The former Massachusetts governor leads the party field both in Iowa, where tomorrow’s caucuses will give the candidates their first test, and in New Hampshire, where voters go to the polls next Tuesday. If successful, Mr Romney would become the first Republican challenger in the modern primary...
  • Of the 'Santorum Surge' (and Gingrich Slide) in Iowa...

    12/30/2011 1:23:47 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 72 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 30, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Some on the right have been pumping Rick Santorum relentlessly in the wake of Herman Cain's withdrawal from the GOP primary race. Now lo-and-behold, such new media bloggers can share much of the credit for the Pennsylvania Republican's unlikely rise in the Iowa polls over this last week, particularly those who got behind him early and/or put boots on the ground. Sure do love his platform... as I do Bachmann's. But the problem is that this 'Santorum surge' is coming purely at Newt's expense- and a direct result of underhanded scumbag Mitt Romney and his ma$$ive war chest, training the...
  • Christmas message lands Boston worker in hot water

    12/28/2011 9:33:48 AM PST · by Enchante · 5 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/28/2011 | AP staff
    Travelers seemed to get a chuckle out of the holiday levity. But Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials weren't amused and initially said the dispatcher could be strongly disciplined.
  • Gingrich: I Will Grow Jobs Like Reagan

    12/27/2011 7:18:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies ^ | Dec 27, 2011 | By Joy Lin
    Dubuque, Iowa - Continuing to contrast himself against Mitt Romney, the "Massachusetts moderate," Newt Gingrich declared he would grow the economy as president by reining in the government the way he had done with Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. "In 1982, Reagan was talked into a tax increase, I opposed it. Kemp and I led the fight against it. Reagan said it was a mistake; it was the biggest single mistake of his administration. In 1990, President Bush wanted to raise taxes and I opposed it. We had a huge fight. The majority of Republicans voted no. And this fight...
  • Williamsburg roaster debuts 'gay coffee'

    12/26/2011 3:30:56 AM PST · by Daffynition · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Hampshire Gazette via BostonGlobe ^ | December 24, 2011 | Fran Ryan
    WILLIAMSBURG, Mass.—The coffee might not be gay, and the consumers are likely coffee lovers of every persuasion, but the message of this campy new brand is clear: Gay culture and gay history are splashing onto the coffee scene. Five fledgling blends make up the new brand. There are dark roasts such as "Red Hanky Roast" and "Second Date," dark and medium blends like "Weekend Pass" and "Good Morning Mary" and a medium roast called "Stone Butch Breakfast Blend." From the young blonde sailor on "Weekend Pass" to the woman carrying moving boxes on "Second Date," each blend sports humorously crafted...
  • BREAKING: Perry disqualified from Va. primary ballot

    12/23/2011 3:44:52 PM PST · by TBBT · 386 replies · 33+ views ^ | 12/23/2011 | Anita Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the Virginia primary ballot, state GOP officials said Friday evening. Perry’s campaign told state election officials it had submitted 11,911 signatures, but a Virginia Republican familiar with the situation said that the Texas governor did not submit the required 10,000. Earlier Friday, the Republican Party of Virginia certified former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) to appear in the March ballot. Four candidates — Romney, Perry, Paul and former House speaker Newt Gingrich — turned in thousands of signatures by the deadline. State...
  • Mitt Romney's Powerful Iowa Enemy Redoubles His Efforts

    12/23/2011 2:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 23, 2011 | Jason Margolis
    WEST DES MOINES -- To understand Steve Deace's feelings toward Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, one need listen no further than the one-minute canned introduction to the "Deace Show." The song "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who plays and we hear an inspiring quote from President Ronald Reagan. The music shifts, then we hear the voice of President Obama, followed by remarks by Mitt Romney. Then Obama, then Romney. Then more Obama. "We are no longer a Christian nation," Deace plays Obama saying, before switching to Romney talking about supporting gun laws, a woman's right to choose, and the...
  • Latkes, Served With Love (Everybody's Grandmother, Bubbe Feeds Both Body and Soul)

    12/21/2011 3:16:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    TELEGRAM & GAZETTE ^ | Wednesday, December 21, 2011 | Nancy Sheehan
    Are you hungry? Do you need a little nosh? It doesn't matter what you say. Bubbe won't take no for an answer. “I'm a Bubbe (that's Yiddish for grandmother) and feeding people is what I do best,” the octogenarian Internet star writes in the introduction of her new cookbook, “Feed Me Bubbe: Recipes and Wisdom from America's Favorite Online Grandmother” (Running Press). The book is an extension of her popular online series of kosher cooking lessons of the same name, produced by her grandson, Avrom Honig. Bubbe's videos have received hundreds of thousands of views since Avrom made the first...
  • Guest Opinion: The Occupy double-standard

    12/21/2011 1:10:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Herald News ^ | December 21, 2011 | Timothy Sullivan
    The Occupy Boston protesters, (the Massachusetts branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement) were finally evicted by police from the Greenway land they have commandeered for months now, where they were attempting to bring awareness to their cause(s). As we know, the protesters were not required to obtain all of the permitting usually required of protest groups. They were also not required to cover cost of sanitation, trash removal or police details which again, most other protesting groups are routinely required to do. They were also allowed to move tents onto the property and essentially take over the space 24/7...
  • School asks kids to leave "celebratory" clothing at home

    12/21/2011 5:43:30 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 12/21/2011 | n/a
    Newton schools are asking parents to have their kids leave so-called "celebratory" clothing at home. They’re talking about accessories or clothes given out at a birthday parties or other celebrations that kids then wear to class on Monday. School officials say this is becoming a trend at Oak Hill and other Newton middle schools. They say it leads to other kids feeling excluded and reminded they were not included in the festivities.
  • Slogans on the road to ruin

    12/20/2011 9:03:32 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/20/11 | Howie Carr
    What a splendid idea some New Hampshire lawmakers are pushing: put up more than 100 road signs at the Massachusetts border, warning unwary motorists of the overregulated, high-tax hellhole they are about to enter. So many potential signs, so little space ... Massachusetts — It’s as easy as E-B-T. Welcome to Massachusetts, where what’s ours is ours and what’s yours is ours. Welcome to Mass. — Press 2 for English. Taking it in Massachusetts. Massachusetts — the Pay to Play State. Technically, It’s Not Illegal to be Illegal in Massachusetts. Massachusetts — Where You’ll Pay Your Fair Share, and John...