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  • Twin GSA, Secret Service scandals pose new threat to Obama

    04/19/2012 4:02:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/12 | Amie Parnes
    Twin GSA, Secret Service scandals pose new threat to ObamaBy Amie Parnes - 04/19/12 06:22 PM ET The General Services Administration (GSA) and Secret Service scandals have been a distraction for the White House as it moves toward the general election and fights the perception of an out-of-control government. The double dose of scandals has made it difficult for the White House to get its message out, and Republicans have piled on, pushing a tone of cynicism and disappointment with a government they say needs to be reined in. Obama’s likely opponent, Mitt Romney, said this week that he would...
  • Dogs Against Romney Defends Obama Over Dog Consumption Revelations (WOW...)

    04/19/2012 12:05:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4-18-12 | James Crugnale
    The founder of the grassroots organization Dogs Against Romney called the Romney campaign “desperate” for dredging up the revelations that President Obama ate dog meat as a child in Indonesia. “It seems desperate for the Romney campaign to bring up something that happened to Obama when he was 10 years old, not preparing his own meals, in a country where eating dog meat probably isn’t all that unusual as if it compares in any way to Romney, as a 36-year old adult, in America, making the conscious decision to strap his family pet to the roof of a car for...
  • CNN, MSNBC Attack Mormons, Romney [Breitbart.com: Obama religion deflection tries a lib tactic]

    04/19/2012 1:32:13 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | Tony Katz
    CNN has been having repeated discussions about Romney, his religion...MSNBC...had the same conversation... ...I find the concept of baptizing the dead off-putting (and baptizing Holocaust victims absurd.)...Newsbusters...remarked on how MSNBC is trying to connect Romney and the Mormon church to issues of race...: ...(BuzzFeed writer and Mormon McKay) Coppins cited...MSNBC regulars...Marc Lamont Hill and Joy Ann Reid: ...Reid...said Romney deserves to be challenged on his church's past. "I think if he were a child when anti-black policies were in place, that would be different," said Reid. "But he was an adult, active in the ministry of his church, and it's...
  • CNN’s Jack Cafferty: ‘Lingering Questions About Mormonism … Odd and Insular’ [MSM Unleashing]

    04/19/2012 12:10:56 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    The Other McCain.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    A steady drip, drip, drip from the major media continues, and notice how this is framed as helpful advice to Mitt Romney: Now that Mitt Romney is likely the Republican nominee he may begin talking about his Mormon faith. Politico reports a lot of Republicans think he should embrace his Mormonism publicly so people can better understand him. . . . Mormonism is a big part of who Mitt Romney is. He traveled to France on a two-year mission for the church as a young adult, and who raised his five sons as Mormons and has held several church leadership...
  • Manufactured Outrage, Religious Edition [Team Romney sees boogiemen critiquing Ldsism everywhere!]

    04/19/2012 1:16:19 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    The New Republic ^ | April 17, 2012 | Alec MacGillis
    Well, that didn’t take long. You had to figure it would just be a matter of time before Team Romney alleged anti-Mormon bias by its opponents or the press, and bingo, today we had two separate instances of the charge being raised... ...on Mike Allen’s Playbook this morning, suggesting...Obama campaign’s argument that Romney has a “penchant for secrecy” has a hidden anti-Mormon message. WHAT REPUBLICANS ARE SAYING about the “penchant for secrecy” attack line against Romney: “These are exactly the kind of questions we asked about Obama in 2008 and were accused of race baiting, or suggesting he was somehow...
  • How Mitt Romney's supporters Are Like Uncle Leo: Is Anti-Mormonism Lurking Everywhere?

    04/19/2012 12:53:56 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 44 replies
    Prospect.org ^ | April 18, 2011 | Paul Waldman
    We always knew that Mormonism was going to be a touchy issue in this presidential campaign. After all, there are still many Americans who express discomfort with the idea of a Mormon president (up to 40 percent, depending on how you ask the question). But it's one thing when you ask that question in the abstract, and quite another when we're talking about a particular Mormon. In that case, I'm fairly sure that nearly everyone is going to decide their votes on how they feel about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, not how they feel about Joseph Smith. Even Robert...
  • 'It's reprehensible': White House condemns photos of U.S. soldiers...

    04/18/2012 5:49:13 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 47 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 06:42 EST, 18 April 2012 | Rachel Quigley
    FULL TITLE: 'It's reprehensible': White House condemns photos of U.S. soldiers posing with bodies of suicide bombers in Afghanistan Excerpted Article: The White House says the conduct depicted in photos that purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan is 'reprehensible' ... ---- White House spokesman Jay Carney says the conduct does not represent the standards of the U.S. military and added the president believes the situation needs to be investigated and those responsible should be held accountable. --- The photographs show a number of paratroopers smiling as they pose with Afghan police next...
  • WaPo Author who Tied Romney to KKK Resigns over Plagiarism Scandal

    04/18/2012 7:46:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | April 18 2012 | by Tony Lee
    When Washington Post journalist Elizabeth Flock wrote a post last year falsely accusing Mitt Romney of using a Ku Klux Klan slogan in his campaign speech, she was not fired or disciplined. But when Flock stole from the work of another mainstream organization and did not properly attribute, she abruptly “resigned” from the Washington Post conveniently and coincidentally before another editor’s note went up on her post that described it as having “serious factual errors” and “a significant ethical lapse.” Flock told AFP that “she resigned on Friday before the Post published a second editor's note about her work and...
  • Netanyahu's Holocaust Speech Devoted to Iran Threat

    04/18/2012 2:59:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 4/18/12
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a hard hitting speech centering on the Iranian threat, in the central Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at Yad Vashem Wednesday. Such a direct reference to current events and politics in the Holocaust Memorial is unusual. "On this day, we must realize a supreme obligation, and this obligation is not just to remember the past but also to learn its lessons, and most importantly – to implement these lessons, in order to continue to safeguard our nation's future," said Netanyahu. "This is especially true in our generation, which again faces the call to destroy the Jewish...
  • Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, says Iranian cleric

    04/18/2012 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 18, 2012 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    An influential Iranian cleric who is entitled to issue juristic rulings according to the Sharia law, has condemned western lawmakers involved in the decriminalisation of homosexuality, saying those politicians are lower than animals. Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli, an Islamic scholar based in Iran's holy city of Qom, said in a speech among his followers that homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, according to the news website Khabaronline. "If a society commits a new sin, it will face a new punishment," he said while interpreting Qur'anic verses about prophet Lot whose tribe Isalmic scholars say was punished by God for sodomy....
  • Truth About Romney's Pro-China Involvement Surfaces

    04/18/2012 8:17:14 PM PDT · by OlagJohnson · 11 replies
    paper.li ^ | Jan 21 2012 | By Martin
    UPDATE for yesterday's post: As it turns out, Mitt Romney as governor was a wholly-owned subsidiary of China. Rep. Duncan Hunter, member of the House Armed Services Committee excoriated Romney in 2008, advising voters then to steer clear of a pro-China Romney. To this date Romney has failed address the problem, demonstrating further how unserious a candidate he is for Commander-in-Chief - although there's very lttle anyone could say to save himself from the inevitable disqualification this type of footsie with a hostile regime that has called for "exterminating the US population" brings. From Newsmax, 2008: "As the founder of...
  • Newt Gingrich slams Mitt Romney over limiting mortgage deductions

    04/18/2012 7:15:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 18, 2012 | jJim Galloway
    “Conservatives believe in the classical American definition of fairness – that every American be treated equally under the law… “Governor Romney’s tax proposal violates that principle by giving politicians the power to carve out exceptions in the law for people of certain incomes. Furthermore, it sets the stage for future tax increases, as politicians will continually try to decrease the income threshold where citizens will no longer be able to avail themselves of the deductions.”
  • Romneys TV interview reignites dog-on-roof controversy

    04/18/2012 8:06:35 AM PDT · by Only Sane Man · 53 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 4/17/12 | Amy Worden
    There's no other way to put it, Mitt and Ann Romney stepped in it in their first joint network TV interview. They fielded lots of questions during the interview which aired last night, but none more pointed then the one animal lovers were waiting for from ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer: So why did you strap your dog to the roof of the car? Ann Romney defended her husband’s decision to put their dog, Seamus, in a crate and lash it to the roof for a 12-hour drive to Canada in 1983, saying he "loved it" and knew it meant...
  • Live: Newt Gingrich Lancaster, Pa. Dinner (8:30PM)

    04/17/2012 5:31:46 PM PDT · by VinL · 50 replies
    The first half of the program has ended. Dinner is now being served to attendees. Stay tuned for more coming up around 8:15, with Newt Gingrich taking the stage around 8:30.
  • Romney, Gingrich appear together at GOP event in Lancaster

    04/17/2012 12:17:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    WFMZ ^ | April 17, 2012
    LANCASTER, Pa. - Two of the Republican candidates for president are in Pennsylvania a week ahead of the state's primary election. Mitt Romney, the GOP's all-but-certain presidential nominee, and Newt Gingrich, are scheduled to speak at the Republican Committee of Lancaster County’s spring event in Lancaster on Tuesday evening. Rick Santorum, who suspended his campaign last week, has canceled his appearance. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania U.S. senator, hasn't hinted whether he'll eventually endorse Romney, but said he'll say soon how he'll continue to press for conservatism in politics.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama: Supreme Court at stake in election

    04/17/2012 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | April 17, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday put the Supreme Court at the core of President Barack Obama's argument for reelection, telling supporters that the vote in November could affect Americans' security, freedoms and whether they can "love whomever we choose" -- a reference to the fight over gay and lesbian rights. "This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light," she said in a speech at a rally in Nashville. "I hope you all are fired up and ready to go." Her comments came as Washington awaited a ruling from the nine justices on whether her...
  • Mitch McConnell Endorses Mitt Romney

    04/17/2012 4:42:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/17/12 | Sunlen Miller | ABC OTUS News
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., today endorsed Mitt Romney for president. After the party's weekly Senate policy lunch a reporter asked the Minority Leader if now he was ready to endorse Romney. "Yeah," McConnell replied. "I support Governor Romney for president of the United States. And he is going to be the nominee." McConnell's announcement comes on the same day that Speaker of the House John Boehner endorsed Romney. "As you have noticed, the party is in the process of unifying behind him. And I think it's going to be an incredibly close, hard-fought race," ..
  • Are Mormons Christian?

    04/17/2012 9:55:18 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 65 replies
    Stand Up for the Truth.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Faith
    NO. I’d end this article here, because that is your answer, should anyone ever ask you. And with the presidential election on the horizon, it is more than likely that Mormonism and Christianity might come up in conversation. Already the high-profile Christian leaders are being asked about it. Saddleback Church’s Rick Warren sort of answered it by saying that Mormons don’t believe in a trinity as we do, calling it a “sticking point.” And Christian apologist Ed Stetzer completely muffed it recently by asking the question and then dancing completely around it without giving the answer we all so desperately...
  • Newt Gingrich, a man divided

    04/16/2012 9:31:05 PM PDT · by TJA · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/16/2012 | Rachel Weiner
    Here’s a series of recent quotes in which Gingrich appears to be a man divided. * “If [Romney] can't get to 1,144 on the 26th of June, the last primary, then it is going to be a wide-open electronic convention for 60 days of talking among the American people.” — CNN interview, March 26 * “Either Romney will self destruct, or Romney will be the nominee.” — Lunch with supporters, April 2 * “I’m trying to get to an open convention to see what would happen ... I’m not going to beat Romney head to head, but ... if we...
  • Taxes Prompt More Americans to Renounce Citizenship

    04/16/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    Reuters/CNBC ^ | 4/16/12
    A year ago, in Action Comics, Superman declared plans to renounce his U.S. citizenship. "'Truth, justice, and the American way' — it's not enough anymore," the comic book superhero said, after both the Iranian and American governments criticized him for joining a peaceful anti-government protest in Tehran. Last year, almost 1,800 people followed Superman's lead, renouncing their U.S. citizenship or handing in their Green Cards. That's a record number since the Internal Revenue Service began publishing a list of those who renounced in 1998. It's also almost eight times more than the number of citizens who renounced in 2008, and...