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  • Against Me!'s Tom Gabel speaks on being transgender [BARF]

    05/09/2012 3:44:16 PM PDT · by Third Person · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9th, 2012 | Denise Quan
    In an interview with Rolling Stone, Against Me! singer Tom Gabel speaks out on being transgender, and shares her plans to transition from a man to a woman. The punk rocker has been privately struggling with gender dysphoria, and will soon start taking hormones and receiving electrolysis treatments, Rolling Stone reports. Gabel is the highest profile musician to ever come out as transgender, although not the first overall, as MTV notes, and she tells Rolling Stone that's precisely the reason she's publicly sharing her story. Prior to talking to Rolling Stone, Gabel had only revealed her plans to transition to...
  • Gay group starts petition to force Dems to move convention out of NC

    05/09/2012 3:42:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/09/12 | Neil Munro
    Gay group starts petition to force Dems to move convention out of NCBy Neil Munro - The Daily Caller | The Daily Caller – 7 hrs ago A gay advocacy group is trying to rally sympathizers to help shift the Democrats’ trouble-plagued convention from North Carolina to another state. The group, Gay Marriage USA, launched a petition on change.org immediately after the state’s voters overwhelmingly decided May 8 to define marriage as a heterosexual institution. The state’s amendment “discriminates against LGBT people, couples & their families [and] in protest, the Democratic National Convention Committee should MOVE its convention… to a...
  • Mitt Romney, Conservative Cultural Icon

    05/09/2012 3:32:07 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/9/2012 | Peter Ferrar
    Obamunistas are saying that Obama is cool, and Romney is not. But cool to whom? Cool is in the eye of the beholder. I have to admit that if you are an aging hippie who never grew up, still think that the counterculture of the 1960s was the highwater mark of American civilization, reject America's capitalist economic system as inherently unfair and uncool in the grubby pursuit of profit, see America's historic world-leading prosperity as crass materialism causing global poverty, and regard America's world dominating superpower military as the tool of global imperialism, you would see Obama as very cool...
  • W.H.: Biden forced Obama’s hand on gay marriage

    05/09/2012 3:31:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-9-12 | GLENN THRUSH and JENNIFER EPSTEIN |
    For President Barack Obama and his team, the decision to back gay marriage came down to a choice between two unpalatable alternatives: support it and brave the backlash in battleground states where the issue could be a liability — or keep silent and be accused by allies of gutlessness and putting politics over principle. Administration officials said the president planned to announce his support before the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this September. But they admit that Vice President Joe Biden did, indeed, force their hand.
  • U.S. Will Negotiate with Terrorists After All (Hussein released 20 insurgent prisoners)

    05/09/2012 3:27:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/07/12 | Dan Rackley
    U.S. Will Negotiate with Terrorists After AllBy Dan Rackley | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Mon, May 7, 2012 COMMENTARY | It is clear that the notion the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists has been thrown out the window. According to CNN, NATO officials have released 20 insurgent prisoners with terrorist ties who were being held in Afghanistan because they want to boost peace negotiations with the Taliban. The same group that claimed responsibility for 9/11 and myriad other things that could be construed with terrorist activity. The idea seems a bit fishy as how can the U.S. reasonably believe...
  • TSA Reveals Passenger Complaints … Four Years Later

    05/09/2012 3:26:54 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    From intrusive pat-downs to body scans to perceived profiling, the Transportation Security Administration always seems to be the target of complaints. Here's another one: It took the TSA almost four years to tell me what people complained about — in 2008. In my first week at ProPublica in June 2008, I filed a public records request for the agency's complaint files. Such records can provide good fodder for investigations. For example, amid the brouhaha over the agency's introduction of intensive full-body pat-downs in 2004, I requested complaints and discovered an untold story of the pain and humiliation suffered by rape...
  • Corruption report highlights political party funding in EU countries

    05/09/2012 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 09.05.12 @ 18:15 (May 9) | Nikolaj Nielsen
    European nations are not doing enough to fight corruption and bribery, according to an annual report released on Wednesday (9 May) by the Council of Europe (CoE). In the EU alone, corruption costs an estimated €120 billion annually. The CoE's group of states against corruption (GRECO), which acts as a peer review system producing reports and recommendations on different aspects of each member's efforts to fight corruption, says members need to increase transparency of political funding. In April, GRECO requested Italy to clean up its act, citing a gross lack of transparency throughout its party funding structure. "The control performed...
  • Hunger Strike Forces University to Build 'Gender Neutral' Bathrooms

    05/09/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 36 replies
    The University of Minnesota-Duluth administration ceded to student Blair Moses's demand for gender neutral bathrooms on campus after he threatened and began an extended hunger strike. In late April, Moses sent a letter to the administration with two demands. First, he insisted they "take immediate action to begin the process of designating more gender neutral bathrooms." Second, he demanded an "announcement stating the said day of change." In the letter, Moses threatened that if his demands were not met by April 26, he would begin a hunger strike for three weeks or more.
  • Landslide victory in North Carolina proves gay ‘marriage’ not inevitable say marriage supporters

    05/09/2012 3:16:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-9-12 | Ben Johnson
    The movement to protect marriage as a union of one man and one woman marched forward yesterday as an emphatic majority of North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment forbidding activist judges from redefining the family. Amendment One, the Defense of Marriage Act, passed on Tuesday by 61 percent to 39 percent. On his daily podcast Wednesday morning, Dr. Albert Mohler referred to the vote as a “landslide.” Peter LaBarbera, president of the family values group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) told LifeSiteNews.com the vote’s impact is “huge.” “The thrust of the message from the other side is that...
  • Pelosi, other Democrats quick to hail Obama's support for gay marriage

    05/09/2012 3:13:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/09/12 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi, other Democrats quick to hail Obama's support for gay marriageBy Mike Lillis - 05/09/12 04:55 PM ET Behind Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a long list of House Democrats hailed President Obama's support for gay marriage Wednesday, saying Republicans are "on the wrong side of history" for their continued opposition. The swift and enthusiastic reaction from Pelosi and others is indication that the Democrats see support for gay marriage as a political benefit — not an albatross — on the campaign trail this year. Obama on Wednesday ended his years-long balancing act surrounding gay marriage, telling ABC News that he...
  • Half of New Graduates Can’t Find Jobs

    05/09/2012 3:13:58 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/23/2012 | ap
    The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults with bachelor's degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs — waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example — and that's confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans. An analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press lays bare the highly uneven prospects for...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 5-9-12

    05/09/2012 2:59:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 5-9-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Global climate treaty may demand more carbon cuts from 'poor' countries

    05/09/2012 2:53:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/09/2012 | Fiona Harvey
    Old divisions between developed and developing countries in who should lead the fight against climate change should be laid aside, according to ministers from some of the world's poorest countries and European representatives meeting on Tuesday. The vexed issue of which countries should bear the greatest responsibility for cutting greenhouse gas emissions has been a sticking point in international negotiations for two decades. Under the original settlement reached in 1992 at the Rio Earth summit, and formalised in the 1997 Kyoto protocol, some rapidly emerging economies such as China were left out of the roster of obligations to curb emissions....
  • Media musings: Could Obama actually lose?

    05/09/2012 2:50:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The mainstream media seems to have awoken to the fact that an incumbent President polling in the mid-40s in May could very well be an unemployed former President by January. Josh Kraushaar analyzes the latest polling and pronounces Barack Obama the underdog in the race: This presidential election is coming down to two immutable facts that have become increasingly clear as November draws closer: President Obama will be running for a second term under a stagnant economy, and his two most significant legislative accomplishments—health care reform and a job-goosing stimulus—remain deeply unpopular. It doesn’t take a professional pundit to recognize...
  • Scott Walker Dominates, Labor Falters in Wisconsin Recall Primary

    05/09/2012 2:47:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05/09/2012 | Ben Jacobs
    Tuesday was a bad night for the labor movement. In Wisconsin, with only token opposition, incumbent Gov. Scott Walker got 97 percent of the vote in the Republican primary, and almost as many votes were cast for him than in the entire Democratic primary combined. This is a bad sign for Democrats. The percentage of the vote Walker received seemed more appropriate for Mugabe than the former county executive of Milwaukee. Wisconsin Democrats were supposed to be enthusiastic about taking down Walker. The labor movement in the United States put a bulls-eye on the governor and labeled him public enemy...
  • Spain nationalises Bankia as euro crisis escalates

    05/09/2012 2:44:52 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/9/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Spain has nationalised crippled lender Bankia in a dramatic move to contain the esalating crisis and restore faith in the country's management. The forced rescue was ordered by premier Mariano Rajoy after auditors Deloitte refused to sign off the bank's books, amid allegations of €3.5bn (Ł2.8bn) of inflated assets. Half of the bank's €37bn of property exposure is deemed "problematic" by regulators. The lender has asked for €4.5bn in loans, converting the cash into ordinary shares. The Spanish government holding 45pc of the bank in return. Bank of Spain has also demanded Bankia dispose of assets as part of the...
  • GOP senators wonder: Am I next?

    05/09/2012 2:44:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/09/2012 | Manu Raju
    There’s a new rule in American politics: Republican senators and Senate hopefuls who are too close to Washington and show streaks of moderation are toast — or most certainly poised for a grilling of their lifetime. Call it the Mike Castle rule. Or the Bob Bennett rule. Or, now, the Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) rule of politics. Lugar’s Tuesday night blowout loss to Richard Mourdock is shocking to longtime fans and friends, but it’s hardly surprising to any student of Republican races in 2010 and 2012 — and to the 13 GOP senators taking stock of what all this means...
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on MSNBC (Romney doesn't support federal ban of gay marriage

    05/09/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/7/2012 | mc
    RNC Chairman reince Priebus on MSNBC (May 7, 2012) [1:57-2:32] Andrea Mitchell: "Let me ask you about this whole issue of gay marriage and give you a chance to respond... what is the latest position of Mitt Romney and Republicans on this issue [same-sex marriage]?" Reince Priebus: "Governor Romney and the Republican Party have been pretty clear, marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe ultimately that you can't federalize that kind of mandate, which is why we believe that individual states can make that decision on their own..."
  • Out of Control: The AIDS Epidemic in Black America

    Out of Control was the first national network television documentary to examine how and why AIDS has become overwhelmingly a Black epidemic--not in Africa or the Third World, but right here in the United States. Blacks make up 13% of the total US population, but over 50% of all new cases of HIV infection. That infection rate is eight times the rate of whites. Among women, the statistics are even more shocking: 70% of all new HIV infections are Black women, and a black woman is 23 times more likely than her white counterpart to be diagnosed with AIDS. AIDS...
  • Seven Dead As Van Plunges Into Bronx Zoo

    Seven people, including three children, have been killed after an out-of-control van drove off a road and plunged more than 100ft into New York's Bronx Zoo. The van had been heading south down the Bronx River Parkway when it suddenly bounced off the central section, careered across two lanes and then hit the guardrail. Police said it flipped over the rail and then landed upside down in an area that is used by the zoo to store its monorail trains, some way from the animal enclosures. All seven people in the van were killed in the accident. They have been...
  • NBC: Obesity 'No Longer A Question of Individual Responsibility,' Government Must Act

    05/09/2012 2:21:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies
    NBC: Obesity 'No Longer A Question of Individual Responsibility,' Government Must Act By Kyle Drennen Created 05/09/2012 - 4:30pm Touting new recommendations from an Institute of Medicine panel on obesity on Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, science correspondent Robert Bazell proclaimed to viewers: "...a sea change in how we perceive obesity. No longer a question of individual responsibility, but a need to change what's called an 'obesity-promoting environment.' Calling on corporations, government and individuals to act." At the top of the broadcast, anchor Brian Williams sounded the alarm: "Weight of the nation. An American health crisis out of control, and tonight...
  • Gay marriage backers on Obama: 'Big day for all Americans'

    As gay rights advocates waited for a much-anticipated interview with President Obama regarding gay marriage, one called Wednesday “a big day for all Americans.” Speaking from his office in Washington, D.C., Human Rights Campaign communications director Fred Sainz said the president’s expected comments could be the end to his “evolving” views on the issue. “I think the term ‘evolving’ implies constant motion with an end. I think at some point, the evolution has to end,” Sainz said. “I’m hopeful that it will be today.” ABC’s Robin Roberts was scheduled to interview Obama on Wednesday in a hastily scheduled interview that...
  • Ann Coulter: ELIZABETH WARREN DANCES WITH LIES (A Dem Lies???)

    05/09/2012 2:16:39 PM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    ELIZABETH WARREN DANCES WITH LIESMay 9, 2012 Elizabeth Warren, who also goes by her Indian name, "Lies on Race Box," is in big heap-um trouble. The earnest, reform-minded liberal running for Senate against Scott Brown, R-Mass., lied about being part-Cherokee to get a job at Harvard. Harvard took full advantage of Warren's lie, bragging to The Harvard Crimson about her minority status during one of the near-constant student protests over insufficient "diversity" in the faculty. Warren also listed herself as an Indian in law school faculty directories and, just last month, said, "I am very proud of my Native...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, May-9-2012

    05/09/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 90 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • ELIZABETH WARREN DANCES WITH LIES

    05/09/2012 2:12:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Ann Coulter.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | by Ann Coulter
    Elizabeth Warren, who also goes by her Indian name, "Lies on Race Box," is in big heap-um trouble. The earnest, reform-minded liberal running for Senate against Scott Brown, R-Mass., lied about being part-Cherokee to get a job at Harvard. Harvard took full advantage of Warren's lie, bragging to The Harvard Crimson about her minority status during one of the near-constant student protests over insufficient "diversity" in the faculty. Warren also listed herself as an Indian in law school faculty directories and, just last month, said, "I am very proud of my Native American heritage." Except, oops, she has no more...
  • Obama supports gay marriage: Shep Smith warns GOP not to be ‘on the wrong side of history’

    05/09/2012 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    The Cutline ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Dylan Stableford
    Moments after ABC revealed that President Obama said during a taped interview with "Good Morning America" that he supports gay marriage, Fox News' Shepard Smith applauded the president, and warned conservatives not to use the evolution of Obama's view on same sex unions as part of its presidential campaign. "The President of the United States, now in the 21st century," Smith said. "What I'm most curious about, in this time of rising debts and medical issues and all the rest, if Republicans would go out on a limb and try to make this a campaign issue while sitting very firmly,...
  • Obama: "Sailors and Soldiers are Out There Fighting on My Behalf" (HIS behalf?!)

    05/09/2012 2:04:48 PM PDT · by pabianice · 102 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 5/8/12
    This is the ultimate in narcissism. Obama, commenting upon his sudden public approval of gay marriage, was just shown stating that he couldn't stand the idea of soldiers and sailors out there fighting on HIS behalf when they were not free to be in gay relationships. Forget the gay marriage issue. Our military is fighting on HIS behalf?
  • Viewing child pornography online not a crime: New York court ruling

    05/09/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 107 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 9 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    In a controversial decision that is already sparking debate around the country, the New York Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that viewing child pornography online is not a crime. "The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York," Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote in a majority decision for the court. The decision came after Marist College professor James D. Kent was sentenced to prison in August 2009 after more than 100 images of child pornography were found on his computer's cache. < snip >
  • Florida nabs white supremacists planning "race war."

    05/09/2012 1:33:26 PM PDT · by libstripper · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 8, 2012 | Barbara Liston
    Ten alleged members of a white supremacist group training near Orlando and Disney World for a "race war" have been rounded up in a series of arrests in central Florida, authorities said on Tuesday. The arrests were based on evidence from a confidential informant who infiltrated the neo-Nazi organization known as the American Front 17 months ago, according to an arrest affidavit. "The American Front (AF) is a military-styled, anti-Semitic, white supremacist, skinhead organization and is known as a domestic terrorist organization," the affidavit said.
  • Obama backs gay marriage, answering speculation on 'evolving' position (Sign an Executive Order)

    05/09/2012 1:33:03 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/9/2012 | Fox News
    President Obama on Wednesday endorsed same-sex marriages, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to take that position following days of speculation about his "evolving" stance on the issue. The president used a hastily called TV interview to make his position clear. "At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama told ABC News. The president, who was previously opposed to the unions, explained that he's gone through an "evolution." Obama said he initially thought civil unions...
  • Week in review - Great Pictures (TPX 6 Bus Tour)PLUS VICTORY!/Indiana

    05/09/2012 1:31:56 PM PDT · by Syncro · 17 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Tea Party Express HQ
    Dear Friends, The Tea Party Express had an amazing week last week thanks to all your support and involvement and would like to thank you.  Everyday our buses traveled to a different city in this great nation rallying conservatives.  I think you can agree that the Tea Party is answering our critics and is just as passionate and energized as we were in 2010 and are poised to have another banner year at the ballot box in 2012.We wanted to share with you some of the highlights of the last week that were made possible through your support and...
  • Public address announcer Carl Beane killed in car crash in Sturbridge, Mass.

    05/09/2012 1:27:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    It’s breaking news from the world of sports. He was the man behind the microphone at Fenway Park. Carl Beane was killed in a single car crash on Holland Road in Sturbridge, Mass. earlier Wednesday. He was 59 years old. He began his career as the public address announcer at Fenway in 2003. In his second year, he announced the first two games of the World Series and went on to see the Sox become champions for the first time in 86 years. Beane again had the honor of announcing games during the 2007 World Series. According to his website,...
  • Cumulus Lost Millions on Rush Limbaugh Boycott

    05/09/2012 12:49:45 PM PDT · by bluerose · 48 replies
    "It's the first time anyone actually gave a dollar amount regarding the Rush Limbaugh Sandra Fluke incident. Monday evening Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey said the advertiser boycott cost his company "a couple million" dollars in ad revenue in the first quarter and "a couple million" in the second quarter. He said things look like they will be back to normal in June. Cumulus carries Rush Limbaugh 38 markets and blames 1% of the 3.5% drop in revenue for the quarter on the Rush boycott. Dickey said Cumulus was "hit pretty hard by this."
  • Obama: 'I think same sex couples should be able to get married'

    05/09/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/9/12 | Michael O'Brien
    Updated 3:15 p.m. ET- President Barack Obama endorsed the right of same-sex couples to marry on Wednesday, a landmark pronouncement made in light of mounting pressure from gay rights advocates. Obama became the first U.S. president to back the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry, a reversal from views expressed during the 2008 campaign, when he said he opposed same-sex marriage but favored civil unions as an alternative. Obama told ABC News that, after reflection, he had "concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples...
  • BREAKING: Egypt's Administrative Court issues ruling to suspend presidential elections

    05/09/2012 12:42:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | May 9, 2012 | Staff
    Egypt's Administrative Court on Wednesday evening issues ruling to suspend presidential elections set for 23/24 May.
  • Obama in 2004: 'I Don't Think Marriage Is a Civil Right'

    05/09/2012 12:34:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama's position on same sex marriage might be "evolving," as he's admitted himself, but he wasn't always so unclear about where he stood. Consider this interview from 2004: Q: “Mr. Obama, you've said that your religious faiths, your religious faith, dictates that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Would you elaborate on that?” OBAMA: “Well, what I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but what I also believe is that we have an obligation to make sure that gays and lesbians have the rights of citizenship that afford them visitations to...
  • President Obama to Award Medal of Honor

    05/09/2012 12:34:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The White House ^ | May 9, 2012 | The White House
    WASHINGTON, DC—On May 16, President Barack Obama will award Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Specialist Sabo will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions in combat on May 10, 1970, while serving as a rifleman in Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Se San, Cambodia. On that day, when he and his platoon were ambushed by a large enemy force, Specialist Sabo immediately charged the enemy position, killing several enemy soldiers. He then assaulted an enemy flanking force, successfully drawing their fire away from...
  • Mitt Romney Won't Stand Up To His Own Party (well, duh; invertebrates can't stand)

    05/09/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT · by torchy · 38 replies
    Wasington Post ^ | May 8 2012 | Dana Milbank
    Almost four years ago, I was watching Sarah Palin rile up a Clearwater, Fla., crowd with anti-Obama broadsides when a spectator let loose a bloodcurdling cry of "kill him!" To his credit, John McCain realized the Obama hatred was getting out of hand, and a few days later, when a woman at one of his events called Obama an "Arab," McCain did one of the most honorable things in his political career. "No, ma'am," he said, taking the microphone from the woman and enduring some boos from supporters. "He's a decent, family-man citizen that I just happen to have disagreements...
  • Same-sex marriage debate: Many of Obama’s top fundraisers are gay

    05/09/2012 12:16:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Dan Eggen
    The controversy that has erupted this week over President Obama's stance on same-sex marriage has cast a spotlight on the importance of the gay community to his re-election fundraising efforts. Many of Obama’s key financial supporters are gay, including finance director Rufus Gifford and Democratic National Committe treasurer Andrew Tobias, and the campaign has held a steady series of fundraisers focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender donors. A review of Obama’s top bundlers--those who have brought in $500,000 or more for the campaign--shows that about one in six publicly identify themselves as gay. His overall list of bundlers also...
  • OBAMA FLIP FLOPS ON GAY MARRIAGE---declares support

    05/09/2012 12:11:31 PM PDT · by WellyP · 43 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 9 May 2012 | Fox News
    Obama supports guay marriage!
  • Levin Goes Off On CIA Double Agent Leaks: 'This is a Disgrace!'... 'Treason!'

    5/9/2012 | FOXNATION.COM Mark Levin discussed the thwarted bomb plot in Yemen and says that whoever leaked the information to the press is partaking in treason. There's no good to come out of releasing details of the intelligence operation to the public. We need to know who leaked it and for what reason other than political gain.
  • Congressman Demands TSA Chief's Immediate Resignation

    05/09/2012 11:59:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 9, 2012 | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (R-GA) of the House Committee on Homeland Security, today sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole demanding his immediate resignation. As he explains in his letter ( Rep Broun May 9, 2012 TSA Letter.pdf), the Georgia congressman had previously contacted Pistole regarding disturbing reports about the TSA in his home state: “I last contacted you in November of 2011 in response to a news report featured on WSB-TV, Atlanta's local ABC affiliate, which detailed potentially lax security standards at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.” Broun tells Pistole that “over-the-top behavior” by TSA agents has...
  • Krauthammer: Generation Of Right-Of-Center Republicans Coming To An End

    05/09/2012 11:55:44 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 36 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5-9-2012 | Ian Schwartz
    "I think it's a generational issue," syndicated columnist and FOX News contributor Charles Krauthammer said about the Lugar-Mourdock Senate primary in Indiana. "I think Lugar is a lion of the Senate. I think he's served very well, he's been very important in foreign affairs over these years but that doesn't appeal to voters. He's been in there for very long time. He's had a lot of moderate opinions. He's not a Tea Party favorite and I think his time will likely will have come. I'm not sure that there is anything he could have done differently in campaigning. He is...
  • Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage

    05/09/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 386 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rick Klein
    President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters. "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of...
  • Ron Paul: No, I won’t be endorsing Romney any time soon (Watch Video)

    05/09/2012 11:36:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Larry Kudlow asks the most pertinent question about Ron Paul's continuing efforts on the campaign trail after Mitt Romney has all but wrapped up the GOP nomination, which is what Paul hopes to accomplish by continuing to contest it. Paul says he's not ready to follow Rick Santorum's lead by endorsing Romney in the near future ... and why should he? He's raising money with a low burn rate, grabbing enough delegates to have the party establishment worried, and putting himself in position to force some policy changes in the party platform. Ron Paul is having the time of his...
  • Huckabee for Veep? (He is under consideration according to sources close to the Romney campaign)

    05/09/2012 11:33:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | Robert Costa
    The conventional wisdom about Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential short list, according to a handful of Romney insiders, may be wrong. Instead of picking a straitlaced Midwestern senator such as Ohio’s Rob Portman, or an outspoken northeastern Republican governor such as Chris Christie, there is a chance Romney will tap an evangelical from the South. And the name on the lips of Romney friends and supporters isn’t a rising southern senator or a current Dixie governor. He has been out of office for five years, resides on a beach in the Florida panhandle, and hosts a television show. In other words, Mike...
  • Health group to Obama: You should really issue an executive order banning yourself from junk food

    05/09/2012 11:30:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Heh. If I thought the White House would actually pay any heed to this, I’d almost call it poetic justice. The Hill reports: A healthcare advocacy group run by physicians is preparing to file a petition calling on President Obama to stop eating hamburgers, hot dogs and other unhealthy foods before cameras.“As role model to millions of Americans, the president has a responsibility to watch what he eats in public,” said Susan Levin, nutrition education director with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). …Levin said in a statement that processed meats like hot dogs “kill more Americans every year...
  • IS THIS WHY THE WHITE HOUSE REPORTEDLY REQUIRES UNBORN BABIES BE REGISTERED FOR VISITOR TOURS?

    05/09/2012 11:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/09/2012 | Erica Ritz
    The Washington Free Beacon is reporting something sure to offend pro-choice advocates — namely, that the White House seemingly requires pregnant visitors to register their unborn babies separately, as a distinct human beings. But is there a more plausible explanation? We think we might have found it.Let’s start from the beginning. The Free Beacon references White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer in an email explaining the process for registering an “unborn fetus” while on a White House tour: We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet...
  • German Patience With Greece on the Euro Wears Thin

    05/09/2012 11:25:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 8, 2012 | Nicholas Kulish and Liz Alderman
    Just weeks ago, the idea that Greece would leave the euro zone was almost unthinkable. Now, with Greece’s newly empowered political parties refusing to abide by the terms of the country’s international loan agreement and Europe’s leaders talking tough, that outcome is looking increasingly likely. Germany’s devotion to the euro and the European Union runs extremely deep and cuts across the political spectrum. But the frustration with Greece here is undeniable. There is a growing conviction that it is up to Greece to follow through on its commitments, that Europe is done negotiating.
  • NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE REQUIRED-PRO-CHOICE WH REQUIRES REGISTRATION OF UNBORN CHILDREN FOR TOURS

    05/09/2012 11:23:13 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 9 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 5 8 12
    The White House Visitors Office requires that an unborn child—still residing in utero—must be counted as a full human being when its parents register for a White House tour, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer sent an email to a Capitol Hill staffer Tuesday morning explaining the process for registering an unborn fetus for a White House tour: We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet been born. Crazy as it may sound, you MUST include the baby...