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  • Mitt Romney’s roof-riding dog Seamus will be focus of new super PAC

    04/01/2012 11:47:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 33 replies
    boston.com ^ | 3/2812 | Glen Johnson
    Seamus the Irish Setter is getting his own super PAC. Politico reported today Democrat Bob McDevitt has filed paperwork to launch the super PAC Animal Lovers Against Romney. It will tell the tale, first publicized by the Globe, of Mitt Romney’s decision to put his dog in a kennel attached to his station wagon roof for a family trip from Massachusetts to Canada. McDevitt told Politico his goal is to “get the message out just how callous in temperament Mitt Romney is.” The group’s website, www.mittismean.org, is being launched next week. The super PAC, meanwhile, is aiming Internet ads at...
  • Romney’s Record on Judicial and Legal Appointments: Can he be trusted to appoint conservatives?

    04/01/2012 11:43:52 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Amy Contrada
    Summary: Mitt Romney’s record as Governor does not indicate a commitment to a conservative judicial philosophy. His judge appointees revealed at best “no philosophical or partisan pattern” (Boston Globe), or at worst a liberal and even radical tilt. He sought out feminists and radical homosexual groups in his judicial selection process. He was inconsistent in his pronouncements on judicial activism, allowing it to occur under his watch (with “gay marriage”) while simultaneously urging others to fight it. How then could we expect him to keep his recent promises to appoint constitutional conservatives to the bench if he is elected President?...
  • S.C. governor got $62,500 from Romney-affiliated PACs

    04/01/2012 11:37:23 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    iwatchnews.org ^ | 6:00 am, January 20, 2012 | Rachael Marcus
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a key supporter of Mitt Romney, received $62,500 in campaign contributions since 2008 from state and federal political committees set up by supporters of Mitt Romney, records show. Funds came from so-called “leadership PACs” in five different states and the nation’s capital. By spreading the funds around, Romney’s supporters were able to give far more than the state limit of $3,500 per election. The contributions came from “Free & Strong America” leadership PACs, run by Romney supporters, a Center for Public Integrity analysis of campaign finance records found. Leadership PACs are separate from campaign committees...
  • Capitol Follies

    04/01/2012 11:35:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 1, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Scientists announced this week that they had found ten billion habitable planets in the Milky Way. The announcement was cheering, raising the possibility that there was some intelligent life somewhere in the universe in a week where it was clear there was hardly any in the Capitol. I'm talking about the three day argument before the Supreme Court on the 2,700 page wonk wet dream, ObamaCare. As you recall a Democrat Congress rammed this legislation down our throats on Christmas Eve led by Nancy Pelosi (soi-disant Catholic Theologian and Constitutional Scholar, San Francisco), aided by some high kicking and legerdemain...
  • Gingrich: Israelis Should Be Worried About Obama

    CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said President Obama's comments about having more "flexibility" should be a sign of concern for allies, including Israel. "People have to worry about when a president who has already proven he is a radical says to a Russian president, 'Give me some space so I can get re-elected because then I'll have real flexibility' - you have to wonder," Gingrich said on CBS News' "Face the Nation." Gingrich told host Bob Schieffer that "you also have to ask yourself how many foreign leaders has he said that to without an open mic. How...
  • 35 Romney endorsers received contributions first

    04/01/2012 11:33:30 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Jan 7, 2012 6:00 AM 11:29:11 PDT | Edward Mason
    Mitt takes the endorsement game "to a whole new level" Money may not be buying Mitt Romney much Republican love, but it’s going a long way toward helping him buy the next best thing: endorsements in the GOP primaries. Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC and its affiliates states have lavished close to $1.3 million in campaign donations to federal, state and local GOP politicians, almost all since 2010. His recipients include officials in the major upcoming primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, and in three southern Super Tuesday states where he was trounced four years ago. In...
  • Islamist revolution for sale in TO bookstore (Canada)

    04/01/2012 11:30:59 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    Sun News ^ | April 1, 2012 | TERRY DAVIDSON | QMI AGENCY
    TORONTO - An Islamic bookstore in east Toronto is selling books that urge Muslims to usurp the Western world and install an Islamic State in its place. The books, written by deceased Islamic scholar Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - are available at the Islamic Circle of North America bookstore in Scarborough. "Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam regardless of the country or the Nation that rules it," Maududi wrote in Jihad in Islam. "Islam requires the earth - not just a...
  • Hard to find truth in Zimmerman’s call to police

    04/01/2012 11:27:17 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 335 replies
    I’m having great difficulty locating the original full version of Zimmerman’s call to police, one that is not enhanced to make wind noise sound like a racial slur.
  • Tea Party Still Isn't Ready for Romney

    04/01/2012 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3-22-12 | MATT NEGRIN
    Mitt Romney, Tea Party candidate? Not so fast. The Republican front-runner appeared to be on an easy path to the nomination the morning after his win in Illinois, when The Washington Times reported that an influential tea party group, Freedom Works, was ready to fall in line behind him, supposedly capping the monthslong struggle Romney has endured to sway conservative voters. Unfortunately for Romney, the report — especially the headline — wasn't totally right, and the tea party is showing no sign of uniting behind him, or any candidate for that matter. Though the tea party remains a force in...
  • Santorum Downplays Romney's Endorsement Haul, Compares Rival To McCain

    04/01/2012 11:20:22 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 01,2012
    Santorum Downplays Romney's Endorsement Haul, Compares Rival To McCain April 01, 2012 Rick Santorum fought Sunday to downplay Mitt Romney's growing list of endorsements from Republican Party figures, dismissing the support as the work of an "establishment" pushing the party to nominate another "moderate" just like John McCain in 2008. The former Pennsylvania senator, who bills himself as the true conservative in the race, urged the party to draw lessons from the 2008 race. He said the protracted primary between then-Sen. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton resulted in the "best candidate" for the Democrats, while Republicans decided, "We've got to...
  • Internet activity 'to be monitored' under new laws

    04/01/2012 11:16:52 AM PDT · by null and void · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1:07PM BST 01 Apr 2012
    Ministers are preparing a major expansion of the Government's powers to monitor the email exchanges and website visits of every person in the UK, it was reported today. Under legislation expected in next month's Queen's Speech, internet companies will be instructed to install hardware enabling GCHQ – the Government's electronic "listening" agency – to examine "on demand" any phone call made, text message and email sent, and website However ministers believe it is essential that the police and security services have access to such communications data in order to tackle terrorism and protect the public. Although GCHQ would not be...
  • Supreme Court health care debate: If the law fails, what's next? (Big enviro & labor next?)

    04/01/2012 11:11:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/01/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Supreme Court health care debate: If the law fails, what's next?By JOSH GERSTEIN | 4/1/12 7:01 AM EDT The Supreme Court has yet to rule on President Barack Obama’s health care law, but court watchers already are handicapping the domino effect if it falls. If the justices knock out key parts of the law or bring down the whole thing, the reverberations could be felt across the legal landscape for generations to come, radically reining in the scope of federal power, according to supporters of the law and others who closely track the high court. And if the justices decide...
  • 7 California (African-American) boys arrested in (hate crime) attack on (hispanic) teen

    04/01/2012 10:54:08 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 74 replies
    <p>PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Seven black teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime when they attacked a 15-year-old Hispanic boy while he was walking home from school in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.</p>
  • Biden: Romney is "a little out of touch"

    04/01/2012 10:47:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 1, 2012
    (CBS News) Vice President Joe Biden came out swinging against Mitt Romney on Sunday's "Face the Nation," saying the Republican presidential front-runner "seems not to understand" the struggle of the middle class. "Governor Romney's a little out of touch," Biden told anchor Bob Schieffer. "I can't remember a presidential candidate in the recent past who seems not to understand... what ordinary middle class people are thinking about and are concerned about," Biden added. The vice president criticized the former Massachusetts governor for his statements opposing government intervention in the auto industry and his hands-off, free-market approach to foreclosures "I don't...
  • Olbermann faces tough job market

    04/01/2012 10:47:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/1/12 | CYNTHIA LITTLETON
    Wanted: Left-leaning political commentator with on-air talent immense enough to excuse workplace tensions that seem to follow him at every turn. It's a job description Keith Olbermann isn't likely to see anytime soon. And yet every national news operation may be asking itself right now whether he's worth taking a chance on in the wake of his dismissal Friday from Current TV.
  • Anti-capitalist battles injure 15 police in Frankfurt (freeloaders toss paint bombs)

    04/01/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/01/12 | Edward Taylor
    Anti-capitalist battles injure 15 police in FrankfurtBy Edward Taylor | Reuters – 2 hrs 23 mins ago FRANKFURT (Reuters) - At least 15 German police officers were injured, one seriously, during rioting that lasted into Sunday morning, following an anti-capitalist protest in Frankfurt, police said. Demonstrators threw paint bombs at the European Central Bank and attacked emergency vehicles on Saturday in violence which escalated after police tried to arrest several protesters in the heart of Germany's financial capital. Battles stretched through the night and one officer was taken to intensive care after being singled out by a handful of demonstrators....
  • British lecturer: Jerusalem doesn’t belong to Jews

    04/01/2012 10:35:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/01/2012 02:34 | Jonny Paul
    A British university lecturer told Global March to Jerusalem protesters on Friday evening that Jerusalem “does not belong to Jewish Israelis or to Jews” and that Israel is “finished.” University of Exeter lecturer Ghada Karmi, speaking to protesters converged near the Israeli Embassy in London, went on to say that she “respects all religions” but that one should not be allowed to take over the city. Karmi also said that Israel does not deserve to continue as a state. …
  • Wis. GOP Sen. Johnson endorses Romney

    04/01/2012 10:30:25 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2012 | Rachel Leven
    Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson endorsed presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Sunday. Johnson announced the endorsement on MSNBC’s Meet the Press (MTP), according to a Sunday morning tweet from MTP executive producer Betsy Fischer. The senator’s support is the latest endorsement for Romney, as Republican party heavyweights seek to coalesce around the GOP front-runner. Johnson’s endorsement follows fellow Wisconsin lawmaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R), who announcement his support for Romney last week. Johnson brings Tea Party support to Romney, who has battled perceptions by many GOP voters that he is insufficiently conservative.
  • IDF: Machpela House Legally Bought

    04/01/2012 10:29:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/12 | Gil Ronen
    Lawyers for the residents of Beit HaMachpelah in Hevron met Sunday with representatives of the IDF's Civil Administration and discussed the legality of the purchase of the home, which the residents moved into last Wednesday. The IDF representatives examined the purchase documents and confirmed that the purchase is legal. However, they said that they are awaiting the final approval of the political tier. The answer is in line with the assessment made Friday by Rabbi of Hevron and Kiryat Arba, Rav Dov Lior. "The question now is whether Defense Minister Ehud Barak will allow the residents to stay there, regardless...
  • Global Warming Denialism ‘Just Foolishness,’ Scientist Peter Raven Says

    04/01/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Global Warming Denialism ‘Just Foolishness,’ Scientist Peter Raven Says U.S. prestige falling as world has ‘pretty well given up’ on any American leadership facing climate change. ——- Nature’s Edge Notebook #23 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions One of the world’s most widely known and respected senior scientists tells ABC News that current denial about the basic daunting realities of manmade global warming is “just foolishness.” He also reports that the rest of the world has now “pretty well given up” on its hope for U.S. leadership in dealing with global climate change. His assessment reinforces our findings at the recent...