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  • China, Russia quit dollar

    11/24/2010 12:07:59 PM PST · by ConfusedSwede · 107 replies · 2+ views
    ChinaDaily ^ | 2010-11-24 07:55 | Su Qiang and Li Xiaokun
    "St. Petersburg, Russia - China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday. Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at challenging the dollar, but to protect their domestic economies."
  • Connecticut DEM POS bans WWE garb at vote (Dem voter suppression)

    10/22/2010 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 66 replies
    WWE.com ^ | 10/22/2010 | WWE.com
    STAMFORD, Conn. – The right for World Wrestling Entertainment fans to vote was threatened Friday by Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, who gave the authority to local poll workers to determine that if anyone shows up to the polls on November 2 wearing any WWE merchandise, whether it is a John Cena T-shirt or a Randy Orton wristband, they may be forced to go home and change, cover it up, or take it off in order to vote. “Denying our fans the right to vote, denying them their First Amendment rights, regardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Independent,...
  • Obama to Appear on Mythbusters, Bolster America's Giant-Mirror Capability

    10/18/2010 1:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Time Magazine's Tuned In Blog ^ | October 18, 2010 | James Poniewozik, TV Critic
    President Obama and Discovery Channel announced today that the chief executive will appear on the Dec. 8 episode of Mythbusters. And surprisingly, the myth being busted has nothing to do with either Islam or Kenyan birth certificates. On the episode, Obama will ask Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to test whether it was possible for the Greek scientist Archimedes, as told in story, to have set fire to an invading fleet using a giant mirror and the reflected rays of the sun. Which forces me to ask: What the hell is the government secretly planning to do with a giant...
  • How Is It 'News' for Time to Hype 'Extreme Militias' In the Last Weeks of a Campaign?

    10/11/2010 11:31:01 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 66 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | October 11, 2010 | Tim Graham
    Time magazine's news judgment is truly puzzling. With just weeks to go before a crucial midterm election, their cover story package is ten pages stuffed with “The Secret World of Extreme Militias.” Voters are poised to sweep a pile of Democrats out of office from coast to coast, and they're camped in Zanesville, Ohio with a right-wing militia that claims 300 members as the nation's number one news story? (Katie Couric tweeted on Wednesday that she was eagerly reading it.) Time editor Richard Stengel announced they gave new hire Barton Gellman six months in the field chasing the whisper of...
  • Ed Schultz, you're no Glenn Beck: Why "One America" rally just didn't measure up

    10/03/2010 2:40:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Salon's War Room ^ | October 3, 2010 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    The hope of the organizers of Saturday's "One America" rally in Washington was that a big turnout -- something on par with the crowd Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin attracted at the end of August -- would alter the media's midterm campaign narrative, which to date has emphasized the energy of the Republican base and the likelihood of sizable GOP gains in November. And, to the organizers' credit, the turnout, to the extent it could really be measured, seemed impressive enough. But while we might want to take this as proof that the "enthusiasm gap" is vanishing and that the...
  • America’s Half-White President Plays His Race Card

    10/01/2010 5:49:03 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-01-10 | Skookum
    The Dream Has Turned Into A NightmareIn a move to call upon White America's Guilt, President Obama made reference to the plight of American Slaves before their Emancipation during the Civil War. Obama proves once again that the presidential campaign rhetoric concerning moving beyond racism and bringing America together as a unified country was only teleprompter trash talk. He now invokes images of slavery to try and recapture America's Guilt and Pity for the poor half Black President who has lost the confidence of the American voter and is facing catastrophic Democrat losses in mid-term elections due to firing...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Talks about "The Roots of Obama's Rage

    10/01/2010 4:26:01 PM PDT · by Artcore · 40 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | 10/1/10 | Bob Ellis
    Author Dinesh D’Souza has a new book out entitled The Roots of Obama’s Rage. In brief, the book is about Barack Obama’s youth and formative experiences that ideologically made him the man he is today. You may recall a recent column by D’Souza which provided just a teaser of what may be found in the book. This series of videos (below) made by D’Souza provide some glimpses of what you’ll find in the book. Like D’Souza, Obama lived a great deal of his life off the U.S. mainland–even in foreign countries. D’Souza grew up in India and came to the...
  • Obama's Shocking Statement to Woodward About 'Losing' War

    09/29/2010 1:58:18 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies
    The Fox Nation ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 | The Fox Nation
    BILL O'REILLY, FOX NEWS HOST: Who wouldn't want out of that mess? I mean we're spending billions of dollars over there and we're getting our people killed. Who wouldn't? But, here's the deal. Once you fight, you have to fight to win. You have to fight to win. And, a lot of Americans, including me, are not sure he has the heart for the fight. BOB WOODWARD: It's a fair question. When you look at the record here that's presented in this book, the "X" factor that never comes out, he never -- when I asked him, I said, "Well,...
  • Obama: Not Moses, Merely Elmer Gantry

    09/29/2010 5:33:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 29, 2010 | Monty Peleriin
    The abject failure of the Obama administration is painfully obvious. Herman Cain described the situation: Millions of voters have come to realize that this presidency lacks leadership, direction, decisiveness, economic urgency and, most of all, solutions. This combination of deficiencies has produced a more than uninspired citizenry, except for the most loyal and misled supporters of the president. While many recognize the failure, few are aware of the potential dangers ahead
  • Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth

    09/28/2010 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 80 replies
    vancouver sun ^ | 9/28/10 | Sheldon Alberts, Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has reopened a long-running feud with Fox News Channel, branding the conservative U.S. cable network as "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth" of the United States. In an interview published Tuesday by Rolling Stone magazine, Obama took specific aim at Fox's Australian-born chairman and chief executive, accusing Rupert Murdoch of being more concerned about generating profits than promoting an agenda to improve America's well-being. The U.S. president likened Murdoch to William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper baron whose sensational publications produced the term 'yellow' journalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Investigate Racism in the Obama Justice Department

    09/28/2010 5:33:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Natiunal Review Online ^ | September 28, 2010 | An drew McCarthy
    Those who read this space know I am not a fan of the Republicans’ vaunted “Pledge to America.” I’m for simple pledges, the kind that get back to basics. If the Republican party is interested in making a pledge like that — a pledge that will resonate with the vast majority of the American people — here’s a suggestion: Promise an unwavering commitment to the principle of equal protection of the law for every American citizen. Promise, therefore, that Congress will investigate weighty allegations that the Obama Justice Department is engaged in racist law-enforcement practices. Promise, moreover, that any executive-branch...
  • According to Woodward, Obama got "pissed" with US military for demanding troops

    09/27/2010 3:57:09 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 27, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    According to Bob Woodward, Barack Obama got "pissed" with the US military for demanding more troops. The startling disclosure that is not presidential at all comes as part of author Bob Woodward’s first interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer as he begins to hawk his new book, "Obama’s Wars." In one of the meetings Obama attended to review Afghanistan policy, he simply blurted out, "I’m pissed!" because he was getting frustrated with the insistence of US military leaders demanding more troops so they could win in Afghanistan. Just imagine, US military leaders actually had the unmitigated gall to dare ask their...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 September 2010

    09/26/2010 5:12:31 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 359 replies · 1+ views
    various ^ | 26 Sep 2010 | V arious
    The Talk Shows Sunday, September 26th, 2010 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Steny Hoyer, D-Md.; John Boehner, R-Ohio; and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Michelle Rhee, schools chancellor for the District of Columbia; Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers; Robert Bobb, emergency financial manager, Detroit public schools.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Marco Rubio, Republican nominee for Senate in Florida; Ken Buck, Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado; Sal Russo, chief strategist, Tea Party Express.THIS WEEK (ABC): Presidential adviser David Axelrod; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.;...
  • Obama: "We can absorb a terrorist attack" (Woodward book)

    09/22/2010 10:09:19 AM PDT · by quesney · 168 replies
    Woodward's book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, "We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger."
  • ABC News: White House Reacts to Woodward Book

    09/22/2010 6:26:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 22, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    A senior administration official who read the book says "the President comes across in the review and throughout the decision-making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role." The official says of the descriptions of the infighting in the book that "the debates in the book are well known because the policy review process was covered so exhaustively." White House officials are still matching New York Times excerpts with anecdotes in the book but one says not all the quoting is fair, especially Vice President...
  • Obama goes to church to hear a Muslim speaker!

    09/20/2010 6:30:09 PM PDT · by this is my country · 209 replies · 1+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | September 20, 2010 | Brigitte de Maubec
    Yesterday, on Sunday, September 19, 2010, the Obama family attended church for only the third time in a year. They went on foot to the St. John’s Episcopal Church situated across the Lafayette Park. But what is widely not reported by the White House and the MSM is that on that particular Sunday in that particular church, Dr. Ziad Asali, M.D., a Muslim, founder and president of the American Task Force on Palestine, was the guest speaker. He was there to speak on the subject of “Prospects of the two-state solution in the Middle-East.” According to the website of the...
  • Obama urges blacks to vote, "guard the change

    09/18/2010 9:00:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sep. 18, 2010 | Alister Bull
    Reuters) - President Barack Obama, seeking to fire up an important part of his support base ahead of November's elections, told black leaders on Saturday he wanted their support to "guard the change" he was delivering.
  • Why Michelle Obama Should Stay Out of Restaurants

    09/16/2010 1:38:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Stir ^ | September 15, 2010 | Julie Ryan Evans
    Earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the National Restaurant Association with stern advice about the fare they should serve up -- less butter and cream, fewer fries. “I’m not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business,” she said. “But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love." She also gave them advice on advertising. “It’s not enough just to limit ads for...
  • Bronstein at Large: Should Obama have smoked crack?

    09/15/2010 12:05:13 AM PDT · by thecodont · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | September 14 2010 at 12:25 PM | Posted By: Phil Bronstein
    Barack Obama is a reformed doper, so of course he's against legalizing marijuana. Another disappointment for the legions of politically progressive fans who'd taken to Obamania as though it was its own opiate. Who is this guy, anyway? He's said he smoked dope and snorted coke in his youth. So where's the empathy, man? But forget about its effect on his policies. His druggie past is not helping him shape the overarching grit of his public character nearly as much as it could be. Weed and cocaine? Who's going to be impressed with that, when his hugely successful contemporaries like...
  • I Barracked Obama (Brit Teen Who Insulted Obama Banned From U.S. For Life)

    09/13/2010 10:08:46 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 59 replies · 2+ views
    The Sun ^ | September 13, 2010 | VIRGINIA WHEELER
    A BRIT teen who sent an email to the White House calling President Obama a "p***k" has been banned from America FOR LIFE. The furious FBI asked local cops to tell college student Luke Angel, 17, his drunken insult was "unacceptable". Luke yesterday admitted he fired off a single email criticising the US Government after seeing a TV programme about 9/11. He said: "I don't remember exactly what I wrote as I was drunk. But I think I called Barack Obama a p***k. It was silly - the sort of thing you do when you're a teenager and have had...
  • Ground Zero mosque Imam blames Sarah Palin for 'growing Islamophobia'

    09/12/2010 6:03:11 PM PDT · by opentalk · 176 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9/12/2010 | Telegraph UK
    The Muslim cleric behind plans to build a mosque close to the Ground Zero site has blamed politicians such as Sarah Palin for fuelling a "growing Islamophobia" that led to the burning of Korans on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The Reverend Terry Jones abandoned his "international burn a Koran day" in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday but there were isolated instances in Tennessee and New York of the Muslim holy book being set alight. "What has happened is that..certain politicians decided that this project would be very useful for their political ambitions," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said,...
  • The Obama Heyday Is Over

    09/09/2010 5:58:57 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 137 replies · 3+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-10-10 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    <p>With so many Democrats running against the president's agenda in the midterm, change will come in the next Congress, regardless of which party is in control.</p> <p>EmailPrintSave This ↓ More. .Twitter Digg + More close Yahoo! BuzzMySpacedel.icio.usRedditFacebookLinkedInFarkViadeoOrkut Text Barack Obama hit the campaign trail this week to resurrect some of that hopey-changey stuff and to complain that his critics talk about him "like a dog." Turns out the president wasn't, in fact, referring to his own party.</p>
  • Video: Obama Goes Off Teleprompter and Claims Opponents "Talk About Me Like a Dog"

    09/06/2010 2:08:51 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 161 replies · 1+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | September 6, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    I can't wait to see Robert Gibbs walk this one back tomorrow. Surely, some able reporter will ask him to explain in more detail exactly who President Obama was referring to and what comment met the bar for "talk about me like a dog." Video is here.
  • Capitol Hill panel discusses Americans’ misunderstanding of Islam

    09/01/2010 9:56:49 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2010 | Caroline May
    Members of the Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA) hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill Tuesday to discuss the perception of Islam among Americans in the wake of the current debate over the proposed Park51 Islamic center and mosque project to be located just two blocks from Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. The primary point of agreement among all three panel participants was that those who oppose Muslim initiatives — such as the so-called “Ground Zero” mosque — are Islamaphobic and ignorant. A recent CBS poll revealed that 71% of Americans believe it is inappropriate to build a mosque so...
  • U.S. Private Sector Employment Decreased by 10,000 Jobs in August

    09/01/2010 5:31:23 AM PDT · by abb · 105 replies
    Marketwire ^ | September 1, 2010 | Staff
    ROSELAND, NJ--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) - Private sector employment decreased by 10,000 from July to August on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report® released today. The ADP National Employment Report, created by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®), in partnership with Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC, is derived from actual payroll data and measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month.
  • Sowell: Oust Dems to Halt Obama Before 'Point of No Return'

    08/30/2010 3:17:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 30, 2010 | Jim Meyers/Thomas Sowell
    Influential economist Thomas Sowell tells Newsmax that voters must oust Democrats from their majorities in Congress to stop the Obama administration from continuing to take the country toward the “point of no return.” Professor Sowell, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, also says it is “madness” to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire at the end of the, year as Obama and the Democrats appear intent on doing. Sowell is also a syndicated columnist and prolific author whose latest book is “Dismantling America: and Other Controversial Essays.” In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, Sowell says he is...
  • Why Obama doesn't get Glenn Beck

    08/31/2010 12:04:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | August 31, 2010 | Charles M. Lane
    Not every American who marches behind a hateful crackpot is a hateful crackpot. The peaceful, thoughtful throng that assembled for Louis Farrakhan at the Million Man March in 1995 -- including a young Barack Obama -- proved that point. Notwithstanding some commentary, I tend to feel the same way about the much different (and rather smaller) assemblage that gathered at the behest of Glenn Beck in Washington last Saturday. Certainly, if you’re president of the United States, the most prudent course is to draw a distinction between the leader and the anonymous masses and treat the latter with at least...
  • Huffington Post Offers $100,000 for Sex Tapes, Phone Records to Destroy Glenn Beck

    08/30/2010 6:24:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 465 replies · 2+ views
    Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    <p>In the wake of Glenn Beck's hugely successful Restoring Honor rally held in Washington, D.C. this weekend, the Huffington Post has published an offer of $100,000 to anyone with evidence that would destroy Beck's reputation and take him off the political/cultural battlefield.</p>
  • Obama says he Ignored Beck rally

    08/29/2010 3:55:59 PM PDT · by jern · 238 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 29, 2010 | Brian Williams
    Obama says he ignored Beck rally He seemed intent on casting himself as above the political fray, saying he had more important work to do than to engage in the back and forth of the political “silly season.” For example, Obama said he did not watch any of Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally Saturday on the National Mall. “It’s not surprising that somebody like a Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country. That's been true throughout our history,” he said. But “I’m making decisions that are not necessarily good for...
  • Breaking News: President Obama Says "I'm Having a Great Time" On Vacation

    08/25/2010 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 281 replies · 1+ views
    .abcnews.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | .abcnews.com
    Last night President Obama and First Lady Obama dined at State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard. Their dinner companions were family friends Dr. Eric and Cheryl Whitaker, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and lawyer and business executive Vernon Jordan and wife Ann Dibble Jordan. As they departed the restaurant at 9:55 pm ET, reporters asked the president if he was enjoying his vacation even with the rain. "I'm having a great time,” the president said. “Doing a lot of reading" Among the president’s reading materials is Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom,” which is not yet on shelves. During a weekend...
  • The Feminist Left Goes Global on Our Money

    08/24/2010 9:06:42 AM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 13 replies
    EagleForum ^ | 8/20/10 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Just when we thought President Obama had reached the ultimate in seizing extravagant power by appointing a Health Care Czar (Donald Berwick) to exercise life-and-death surveillance over Medicare and Medicaid, Congress is now trying to give him a Czar with global powers. It would be a Czar over women's issues, worldwide. Based in the State Department, her statutory title will be "Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues." Her task will be to assure a "gender integration" perspective in all State Department policies and programs. The breath-taking reach of her powers is openly stated in the bill's first section: "The Ambassador...
  • Obama slams 'corporate takeover of our democracy'

    08/21/2010 11:58:40 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 21, 2010
    Washington (CNN) - President Obama used his weekly internet and radio address to once again call for passage of legislation regarding political advertising. "[W]e cannot allow the corporate takeover of our democracy," Obama says in the address. "So we’re going to continue to fight for reform and transparency. And I urge all of you to take up the same fight. Let’s challenge every elected official who benefits from these ads to defend this practice or join us in stopping it."
  • Our One-Term President

    08/17/2010 3:24:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 17, 2010 | Tom Bethell
    It's a good bet right now that Barack Obama will be a one-term president. The enthusiasm that once shielded this hyphenated American has dissipated. His supporters, although still numerous, have discovered that he lacks Bill Clinton's centrist instincts, and even his charm. The anti-Bush mania that swept the country from 2006-09 finally burned itself out. It's always possible that the Republicans will nominate a dud. That has happened so often that it should even be considered likely. Not since 1980 has there been an outstanding GOP candidate. But at this stage it's too difficult to predict the 2012 nominee, so...
  • The Red Herring

    08/16/2010 2:36:00 PM PDT · by dscott8186 · 3 replies
    The Publius Forum ^ | August 16, 2010 | Dan Scott
    The shocking actions of Judge Walker in raising specious rationalizations as to why gay marriage is a civil right has put the liberal agenda front and center to the body politic. In his zeal to create rights out of the whole cloth where they never before existed, Judge Walker may have actually set the country on the path to dictatorship. Not only it seems liberals have finally destroyed the concept of marriage as a union between one man and one woman as has been recognized by Law for over 200+ years in this Republic, he has also put the whole...
  • Sen. Harry Reid breaks ranks with President Obama and sides against building 9/11 mosque

    08/16/2010 2:24:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 26 replies · 2+ views
    The Senate’s top Democrat on Monday came out against plans to build a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, moving away from President Barack Obama on the controversial election-year issue. Locked in a tight race, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid became the highest profile Democrat to respond to Obama, who last week backed the right for the developers to build a mosque near ground zero. Since his comments Friday, the Democratic president and his aides have worked to explain the statement, which drew criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike. “The First Amendment protects freedom of religion,” said...
  • Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center (Disputed)

    08/16/2010 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 189 replies · 3+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 8/16/10 | Shlomo Shamir
    After weeks of heated debate over plans for an Islamic community center near Ground Zero - the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York - it seems Muslim leaders will soon back down, agreeing to move to a new site. ...
  • White House says politics had no role in President Obama's WTC mosque remarks

    08/16/2010 9:27:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug.16, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- A White House spokesman said today that politics wasn’t a factor in President Obama’s remarks about building a mosque near the World Trade Center site. Deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton said it was “not politics” but Obama’s feeling that he had the obligation as president to “make sure people are treated equally” under the Constitution. Obama has said that religious freedom allows the mosque to be built, but without commenting on the wisdom of building one two blocks from ground zero. Republicans have pounded him for his comments, making it a prime midterm election issue. Burton...
  • Lay Off Michelle Obama's Spain Trip, Republicans

    08/15/2010 11:30:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | August 14, 2010 | John Aloysius Farrell, Contributing Editor
    Somewhere out there, in what Winston Churchill once called “the Great Republic” is the not-too-happy wife of a Republican governor or senator. This poor lass has devoted the last two or three decades of her life to the gruesome indignities of American politics, shaking hands with morons, forfeiting all privacy, wearing a fixed grin, warily eyeing the bouncy blondes on her husband’s campaign staff and trying to retain her girlish figure through the endless parade of bull roasts, picnics, fundraising banquets and state fairs. (“Try the deep-fried Twinkies ma’am?”) She has done this all with one thought in mind. Someday,...
  • List of the 70 Democrat Members of Congress Who Are in the Socialist Party Caucus

    08/15/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 24 replies
    The Powers That Be ^ | August 12, 2010 | The Powers That Be
    The Socialist Party of America announced last year that there were 70 Democrat members of Congress in their caucus. Yeah, I know — “Only 70?” That’s what I thought too. At the time, there were no names attached. Now there are: American Socialist Voter– Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA? A: Seventy Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee? A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda...
  • Hotels near White House being evacuated due to electrical fire

    08/14/2010 5:48:14 PM PDT · by BallparkBoys · 148 replies · 2+ views
    on sight eyewitness
    According to a friend, White House is being evatuated, and its chaos around there....FYI ....Finding no news...
  • Obama: GOP trying to destroy Social Security

    08/14/2010 12:23:10 PM PDT · by Justaham · 133 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8-14-10 | Erica Werner
    President Barack Obama used the anniversary of Social Security to trumpet Democrats' support for the popular program and accuse Republicans of trying to destroy it. Seventy-five years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday: "We have an obligation to keep that promise, to safeguard Social Security for our seniors, people with disabilities and all Americans — today, tomorrow and forever." Some Republican leaders in Congress are "pushing to make privatizing Social Security a key part of their legislative agenda if they win a majority in Congress this...
  • Dems may use food stamp money to pay for Michelle Obama's nutrition initiative

    08/14/2010 11:44:14 AM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8-14-10 | Russell Berman
    Democrats who reluctantly slashed a food stamp program to fund a state aid bill may have to do so again to pay for a top priority of first lady Michelle Obama. The House will soon consider an $8 billion child nutrition bill that’s at the center of the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative. Before leaving for the summer recess, the Senate passed a smaller version of the legislation that is paid for by trimming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. The proposed cuts would come on top of a 13.6 percent food stamp reduction in the...
  • Obama Backs Mosque Near Ground Zero

    08/13/2010 5:54:30 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 512 replies · 2+ views
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed building a mosque near ground zero, saying the country's founding principles demanded no less. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has riven New York and the nation. "That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," he said. "This is America, and our...
  • Breaking News: South Carolina Senate Hopeful Alvin Greene Indicted on Felony Obscenity Charge

    08/13/2010 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Never on my watch · 162 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2010 | Fox News
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  • Top Gay Blogger John Aravosis: Obama Campaign Asked Me to Do 'Dirty Work' in 2008, and I Did

    08/10/2010 8:11:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Kristinn
    Leading gay blogger John Aravosis, writing today at his Americablog about White House spokesman Robert Gibbs attacking inside the beltway progressive critics of Barack Obama, like Aravosis, let slip that he performed surreptitious "dirty work" for Obama at the behest of his 2008 presidential campaign:Joe and I are upset with Obama, and we, for example, raised nearly $43,000 for the man, According to the White House, our money now doesn't count. Great, would they like to give it back? I for one, would love the $1000 back that I personally donated to the Obama campaign. Joe gave even more. I...
  • Rangel live on FOX whining

    08/10/2010 10:03:59 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 61 replies · 1+ views
    8/10/2010 | self
    Charlie Rangel is live on Fox news speaking on the House floor.
  • U.S. Employers Shed Jobs

    08/06/2010 6:24:56 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 51 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 8/6/10 | LUCA DI LEO and JEFF BATER
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy shed more jobs than expected in July while the unemployment rate held steady at 9.5%, a further sign the economic recovery may be losing momentum. Nonfarm payrolls fell by 131,000 last month as the rise in private-sector employment was not enough to make up for the government jobs lost, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday. Only 71,000 private-sector jobs were added last month while 143,000 temporary workers on the 2010 census were let go.</p>
  • An August Surprise from Obama?

    08/05/2010 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Qbert · 250 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/5/2010 | James Pethokoukis
    Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth. An estimated 15 million U.S. mortgages – one in five – are underwater with negative equity of some $800 billion. Recall that on Christmas Eve 2009, the Treasury Department waived a $400 billion limit on financial assistance to Fannie and Freddie, pledging unlimited help....