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  • Romney Defends Obama at Ohio Town Hall

    07/18/2012 2:24:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies ^ | July 18, 2012
    (BOWLING GREEN, Ohio) -- Back in May, Mitt Romney was criticized for not immediately rebuking a woman at a town hall who said President Obama “should be tried for treason” with democrats saying he stood “silently” during attacks on the president. But Wednesday, during a town hall in the battleground state of Ohio, Romney didn’t miss a beat when one woman referred to Obama as a job-killing “monster.” The woman, who did not identify herself to the crowd more than saying she is an “angry mom,” was telling Romney about her son’s struggling business and said, “He’s had to lay...
  • On Fox: Dems hammer Romney's "crimes," Romney smiles and nods

    07/15/2012 8:44:36 AM PDT · by pabianice · 43 replies
    Fox News Channel (live) | 7/15/12
    On Fox News Channel... a seemingly endless parade of Obamaites declaring that Romney is a criminal/felon for hiding his money in overseas banks, has run Bain as a criminal enterprise that killed and maimed thousands (and he may still be running it in secret!), that he is hiding his income tax returns (another crime, according to Libs), and on and on. When Romney is seen, he smiles and nods and gently declares that the attacks are "without merit" and "false" -- disclaimers that are immediately forgotten by the voters.
  • Game on: Obama-Romney video mashup [VIDEO]

    04/04/2012 9:35:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/4/12 | Nicole Goodrich
    Claws came out this week during nearly back-to-back speeches from President Barack Obama and Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney. The two spoke on Tuesday and Wednesday during a meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and from the sound of it, you’d think they were the only two candidates left in the race. Obama and Romney gave the news media a taste of the talking points that could fill ads, news coverage, op-eds and talk-show airtime during the fall election season. The president criticized Romney’s support of Wisconsin Republican Rep Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, saying the GOP is too...
  • Santorum Wins Virginia Tea Party Straw Poll

    02/11/2012 3:10:31 PM PST · by writer33 · 61 replies
    Manassas Tea Party ^ | 02/11/12 | Manassas Tea Party
    Manassas, VA, February 11, 2012 -- Although he will not appear on the Virginia Presidential primary ballot on March 6, it did not stop Manassas Tea Party members from selecting Rick Santorum as the overwhelming winner in a straw poll conducted at its monthly meeting of members last evening. In the straw poll which also contained the U.S. Senate Virginia seat and Manassas City Council races, Santorum swept the Presidential poll with 67% of the vote but equally interesting was Mitt Romney received no votes. Newt Gingrich was second in the poll with 27% and Ron Paul last with only...
  • Georgia Administrative Law Judge Rejects Claim That President Obama Isn’t a Natural-Born Citizen

    02/09/2012 6:45:24 PM PST · by thecodont · 18 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy / ^ | February 5, 2012 6:07 pm | Eugene Volokh
    This is the litigation I mentioned when the judge allowed it to go forward earlier this year; the judge has now ruled on the merits that the fact that President Obama’s father wasn’t a U.S. citizen doesn’t keep President Obama from being a natural-born citizen: Anyone born in the U.S., with narrow exceptions (such as that for the children of diplomats) is a U.S. citizen from birth, and therefore a natural-born citizen. I’m not an expert on this area of the law, but the Georgia judge’s reasoning, which echoes the reasoning of a 2009 Indiana Court of Appeals decision strikes...
  • Obama admin approves 2 solar loans worth $1B (Obama blows $1 billion more taxpayer's money)

    09/28/2011 3:09:13 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies
    google ^ | 9/28/2011 | By MATTHEW DALY
    The Energy Department on Wednesday approved two loan guarantees worth more than $1 billion for solar energy projects in Nevada and Arizona, two days before the expiration date of a program that has become a rallying cry for Republican critics of the Obama administration's green energy program. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the department has completed a $737 million loan guarantee to Tonopah Solar Energy for a 110 megawatt solar tower on federal land near Tonopah, Nev., and a $337 million guarantee for Mesquite Solar 1 to develop a 150 megawatt solar plant near Phoenix. The loans were approved under...
  • Obamacare Has Arrived in the Supreme Court

    09/28/2011 12:24:42 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 46 replies
    The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation ^ | September 28, 2011 at 11:00 am | Hans von Spakovsky
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) stole a march on the Obama Administration this morning by filing a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court appealing the 11th Circuit’s Obamacare decision. The Department of Justice (DOJ) had announced on Monday that it was not going to ask all 11 judges of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to review en banc the August 12 decision of a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit that found the individual mandate unconstitutional. This opened up a path to an appeal by DOJ to the Supremes. However, with this petition, the NFIB jumped ahead...
  • Gary Shilling: The Economy Is Slowing, Yields Will Plunge, Deflation Is Coming,Stocks Lower

    09/28/2011 1:57:20 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-28-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Gary Shilling: The Economy Is Slowing, Yields Will Plunge, Deflation Is Coming And Stocks Are Headed Lower Joe Weisenthal Sep. 28, 2011, 3:21 PM Stiff drink alert. Here are highlights of Gary Shilling appearing on Bloomberg TV. (Click here to watch the full video.) -------------- Schilling on how much further the 30-year Treasury bond yield could fall: "I think [the 3-year Treasury bond yield] might go back to 2.5%. That's where it was at the end of 2008 in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers meltdown. That's my target for now. I think we are looking at deflation. As I...
  • ’Ground Zero mosque’ opens quietly

    09/26/2011 9:48:00 PM PDT · by DelanoSAlways · 38 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 22 Sep 2011 | AP
    An Islamic cultural centre close to the site where New York's World Trade Center once stood has opened quietly in spite of scenes last year of vehement protests from those who said the area should not house a mosque. The opening ceremony for the Park51 centre on Wednesday featured a photo exhibit called "NYChildren", displaying over 160 portraits of immigrant children living in New York. Sharif El-Gamal, the center's developer, said the biggest error on the project was not involving the families of 9/11 victims from the start. "We made incredible mistakes," El-Gamal told The Associated Press in an earlier...
  • Obama Administration to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns

    09/23/2011 12:34:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 206 replies
    Obama Administration to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns 3:00 PM, Sep 23, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts Remember how Obama recently waived new ozone regulations at the EPA because they were too costly? Well, it seems that the Obama administration is would rather make people with Asthma cough up money than let them make a surely inconsequential contribution to depleting the ozone layer: Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government's latest attempt to protect the Earth's atmosphere. The...
  • Real Unemployment Rises to 16.2% in June -- 25.3 Million People

    07/09/2011 7:59:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    Real Unemployment Rises to 16.2% in June -- 25.3 Million People Friday, July 08, 2011 By Matt Cover ( – The real unemployment rate rose to 16.2 percent in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Friday, marking a return to levels not seen since January 2011. The “real” unemployment rate is technically a combination of three measures of unemployment: the unemployment rate, the number of people working part-time who want full-time work, and the number of people “marginally attached” to the workforce. Those who have left the workforce but would still like to be employed are considered...
  • Senate Democrats draft debt-reduction plan (only a "modest" $2 trillion in new taxes)

    Senate Democrats have drafted a sweeping debt-reduction plan that would slice $4 trillion from projected borrowing over the next decade without touching the expensive health and retirement programs targeted by President Obama. Instead, Senate Democrats are proposing to stabilize borrowing through sharp cuts at the Pentagon and other government agencies, as well as $2 trillion in new taxes, primarily on families earning more than $1 million year, according to a copy of the plan obtained by The Washington Post. With debt-reduction talks under way between Obama and congressional leaders, Senate Democrats are unlikely to adopt the blueprint. However, it has...
  • McCain to NH vets: Won't run for president again

    10/02/2010 10:45:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-10-02
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — If John McCain hadn't made it clear before, he's leaving no doubt that the presidency is a dream gone by. Addressing a veterans rally for a Republican Senate candidate in Nashua on Saturday, the Arizona senator was reminiscing about his presidential campaigns in New Hampshire, where he won the Republican primaries in 2000 and 2008. He told the audience of 200 that "this may surprise you, but I will not be running for president again." He promised, though, that he will do everything in his power to make sure New Hampshire maintains its first-in-the-nation presidential primary...
  • George Will: Sarah Palin and the mutual loathing society

    02/17/2010 8:27:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 331 replies · 4,076+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2010 | George F. Will
    The Republican presidential nominee, an Arizona senator, was a maverick, which was part of his charm. He spoke and acted impulsively, which was part of his problem. Voters thought his entertaining dimensions might be incompatible with presidential responsibilities. For example, he selected a running mate most Americans had never heard of and who had negligible experience pertinent to the presidency. This was 1964. Barry Goldwater, whose seat John McCain occupies, chose to run with Bill Miller, a congressman from Lockport, N.Y., near Buffalo. Miller, Goldwater cheerfully explained, annoyed Lyndon Johnson. After the Goldwater-Miller ticket lost 44 states, Miller retired to...
  • McCain Strategist: Palin in 2012 Would be 'Catastrophic' for GOP

    10/02/2009 11:08:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 122 replies · 3,805+ views
    News weak ^ | 10/02/09 | Holly Bailey
    Looks like there’s at least one high-profile Republican who won’t be voting for Sarah Palin should she run in 2012. Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s top political strategist in 2008, told a forum in Washington today that nominating Palin as the party’s next presidential nominee would be “catastrophic” for Republicans. “I think that she has talents, but my honest view is that she would not be a winning candidate,” Schmidt said. “In fact, were she to be the nominee, we would have a catastrophic election result.”
  • Obama Worship vs. Palin Worship...What's the difference?

    07/11/2009 10:48:53 AM PDT · by Bob J · 189 replies · 3,255+ views
    7-11-09 | Bob J
    We all loved Sarah. She rescued the sinking McCain campaign, said all the right things and holds pretty much the same positions of most FReepers. They all love Obama. He rescued the sinking DNC, said all the right things and holds pretty much the same positions of most liberals. Dems, liberals and the MSM are condemned for their all consuming adoration, virtual blindness to any mistakes or faults and slobbering worship of the man. Yet when the same thing happens to Palin it turns into a virtue. Sarah was a real coup for conservatives. But when she announced her resignation...
  • McCain tries to 'kill' US-only stimulus clause

    02/04/2009 2:57:55 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 924+ views
    AFP ^ | 2009-02-04
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Republican Senator John McCain on Wednesday introduced legislation to strip from a massive economic stimulus bill a "Buy American" clause that has deeply angered and worried US allies. "I've got an amendment to try to kill it," McCain, who lost the White House to President Barack Obama in November, told AFP shortly after introducing the measure. A Senate vote on the amendment, which declares that "the utilization of funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall not be subject to any Buy American requirement," could come late Wednesday or early Thursday. The EU and Canada...