Keyword: obama

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Petition to Deport Petition Signers

    11/13/2012 8:54:54 AM PST · by Music Producer · 15 replies
    White House Petition Site ^ | 11-13-2012 | Dean Haskins
    Somebody has posted a petition asking that those who have signed the "peaceful secession" petitions be deported. So, I started a petition to deport them (fighting liberal moocher ignorance with like ignorance). Please sign my petition so that we'll win the playground fight! Click Link to Petition
  • Obama huddles with labor leaders, liberal activists

    11/13/2012 8:47:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2012
    President Obama is hosting a closed-door White House meeting Tuesday morning with labor leaders and liberal activists to discuss his stance in negotiations with House Republicans on the looming budgetary fiscal cliff. One day later, Mr. Obama plans to have a similar private discussion with business leaders. Vice President Joe Biden will also attend the Tuesday's gathering, which is being billed as a discussion of "the actions we need to take to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit," according to a White House release. Several labor leaders plan on attending, including Mary Kay...
  • Was the 2012 Election Stolen?

    11/13/2012 6:42:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    As the 2012 election approached, conservative enthusiasm grew. Mitt Romney was drawing huge crowds while Barack Obama spoke in half-filled stadiums. All the passion lay on the right while the left was discouraged with a promised messiah who proved merely a politician. And the prediction was that, in contrast to 2008, Republican turnout would dwarf the tuned-out and carry the day. Hence the shock November 6 eve. How could Romney lose, especially by such a wide electoral margin? Maybe he didn't. At least not legitimately. When I predicted Obama's re-election, I stated that, despite our country's inexorable leftist slide, Romney...
  • O’REILLY LAMBASTES OBAMA & ‘SECULAR PROGRESSIVES’ WHO ARE ‘BENT ON DESTROYING

    11/13/2012 5:25:55 AM PST · by NYer · 65 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 13, 2012
    On Monday night, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly had some tough words for secular progressives, highlighting their purportedly dangerous views on social and economic issues. The subject of his “Talking Points Memo” segment asked, “Is traditional America gone for good?”The popular television host commenced the segment by noting his belief that traditional America can, once again, rise to prominence, however, he contended that “it will take a very special person to make that happen.” To corroborate O’Reilly’s point that the nation may, indeed, bounce back to its traditional roots, he noted that, despite winning re-election, Obama is slipping in popularity.“Left-wing ideology...
  • Hostess closing Seattle bakery; 110 workers affected

    11/12/2012 8:00:31 PM PST · by chessplayer · 97 replies
    Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread said Monday that the strike has prevented it from producing and delivering products, and it is closing bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati. The facilities employ 627 workers. Thousands of members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union went on strike Nov. 9 to protest cuts to wages and benefits under a new contract offer, which the union rejected in September. Union officials say the company stopped contributing to workers'...
  • Aetna CEO Warns of Corporate Layoffs Unless Debt Deal Is Struck

    11/13/2012 4:27:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | November 12, 2012
    Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini, who is among a dozen chief executives meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama later this week, on Monday warned that companies are preparing backup plans that include layoffs if the White House and congressional leaders are unable to reach a deal to avoid the combination of tax increases and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff." "The American people are going to suffer because we'll lay them off--because we know how to respond to these kinds of situations," Mr. Bertolini warned at a Wall Street Journal CEO Council event. The comments come seven weeks...
  • Comcast's NBCUniversal unit lays off 500 employees: source (Get rid of them all!)

    11/13/2012 3:17:57 AM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/12/2012 | staff
    Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal entertainment unit is laying off about 500 employees at cable channels, Jay Leno's late-night TV show and the Universal Pictures movie studio, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Monday. The cuts add up to about 1.5 percent of the company's workforce of 30,000 employees, the source said. A large portion of the layoffs occurred at the G4 cable channel, a network about video games and the gaming culture, the source said. Two of the network's shows were recently canceled. Other layoffs occurred about two months ago at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," which...
  • Submit Your "Barack Hussein Obama" Anagrams

    A few to get you started... A Bohemian Arab sucks As Human Babies Croak Bab's Marihuana Cokes Babushka Americanos Babushka Macaronies Bob's Marihuana Cakes Bohemian Abacus Arks Chimaera Anus Kabobs Heck USA I'm An Arab SOB I Am A Hack Abuser Snob I Ambush A Cobra Snake I Arab Sham Beckon USA Nab Bush Soak America
  • Did Obama or Romney win the Cuban-American vote?

    11/12/2012 9:22:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 12, 2012 | Juan O. Tamayo
    MIAMI — A claim that nearly half of Cuban-American voters favored President Barack Obama continued under dispute Monday, with one side claiming it had new evidence that it was true and the other insisting it was false. Florida International University professors Dario Moreno and Kevin Hill reported Monday their analysis of tallies from selected precincts in Miami-Dade County, Fla., indicated GOP candidate Mitt Romney won up to 59 percent of the Cuban vote.
  • Mine layoffs blamed on Obama upset union; miners look for new jobs

    11/12/2012 6:35:24 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    ksltv ^ | November 12, 2012 | Geoff Liesik
    PRICE, Carbon County — They're gearing up again at the state Department of Workforce Services to help scores of miners who received pink slips this week from UtahAmerican Energy Inc. "The coal mines are great jobs," said DWS workforce development specialist Nicole Steele. "But over the years, they do go up and down," Steele said. "It's kind of a roller coaster and everybody's aware of that." Roller coaster or not, the reason given Wednesday for the reduction of 102 jobs at the West Ridge Mine near East Carbon threw just about everyone for a loop. They were necessary because of...
  • A Good Use For The Donald's $5 Million: Finding Voter Fraud

    11/12/2012 8:26:26 PM PST · by Etpa · 11 replies
    If Donald Trump still has that $5 million (the offer he made for President Obama's college and passport records) jangling loose in his pockets, perhaps he could help the country address its lingering doubts about the fairness of the presidential election: $5 million to whomever can document irrefutably that voter fraud was used to swing the election to Obama. ...
  • The Petraus Brief: with apologies to Grisham

    11/12/2012 8:12:55 PM PST · by disraeligears · 18 replies
    IDMB.com
    An amabassador, his aide, and two navy seals have been killed (Two Supreme Court Justices have been killed.) The CIA Director gives apparently misleading testimony, albeit not under oath, to Congress regarding these mens' deaths, in addition to having possibly given contradictory information to a woman with whom he has had an affair. (Now a college professor, who clerked for one of the two men, who's also having an affair with one of his students, is given a brief by her, that states who probably, wanted to see these two men dead.) A potential rival of the mistress gives information...
  • Applebees Layoffs Sparked by Obamacare

    11/12/2012 4:39:51 PM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Food Beat ^ | November 12, 2012 @ 1:07 pm | Angela Ayles
    Applebee’s CEO Zane Tankel hinted yesterday that the company will be likely be laying off several employees and will refrain from hiring more due to President Obama’s re-election and the roll-out of Obamacare. For those of you unaware of Obamacare, it a new initiative put forth by the President which requires any employer with 50 or more employees to provide federal government-approved health care for its employees. If a company fails to do so, it will pay a $2,000 fine per person. Tankel released the following statement to Fox News: “We’ve calculated it will cost some millions of dollars across...
  • FBI agents inside home of Charlotte author investigated in Petraeus scandal

    11/12/2012 7:15:10 PM PST · by Arthurio · 254 replies
    Federal agents are inside the home of the Charlotte author at the center of a scandal involving CIA Director David Petraeus, who resigned on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigations confirms that it has agents inside Paula Broadwell's Dilworth home. While agents on scene would not confirm what they were looking for, nearly a dozen agents were seen carrying boxes and taking photographs inside the home. Paula Broadwell, the biographer who wrote a book about retired four-star general David Petraeus, 60, has not been seen at her Dilworth home since the news connecting her to an extramarital affair with Petraeus.
  • Petraeus hoped affair would stay secret and he could keep his job as CIA director

    11/12/2012 7:12:29 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Sari Horwitz, Kimberly Kindy and Scott Wilson
    CIA Director David H. Petraeus did not intend to resign from his position until it became clear that his extramarital affair with his biographer would become public after a federal investigation of his e-mail accounts, according to two longtime military aides who admire the retired general. “Obviously, he knew about the relationship for months, he knew about the affair, he was in it, so yes, he was not going to resign,” said Peter Mansoor, a retired Army colonel and Petraeus’s executive officer during the Iraq “surge,” who spoke Monday with the former general for about half an hour. “But once...
  • 17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party

    11/12/2012 6:54:58 PM PST · by haffast · 37 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Monday, August 27, 2012, 8:51 AM | unknown
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, apparently because they attended a dance party that flouted the extreme brand of Islam embraced by the militants, officials said Monday. The killings, in a district where U.S. Marines have battled the Taliban for years, were a reminder of how much power the insurgent group still wields in the south - particularly as international forces draw down and hand areas over to Afghan forces. The victims were part of a large group that had gathered late Sunday in Helmand province's Musa Qala district for a celebration...
  • Fairy Tale: Anonymous Women Harasses Another via Email, Major FBI Investigation Ensues

    11/12/2012 6:41:34 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 11 replies
    4 Your Country ^ | 11/12/12 | 4YourCountry
    A women in Tampa calls the FBI. "I am getting harassing emails from some unknown person telling me to 'Stay away from my man'. I am not sure who she is talking about. What should I do?" Well of course, the FBI launches a major investigation that included many months of work. What else would you do?
  • Post Your Dream/Nightmare Obama Cabinet Appointments Here

    11/12/2012 5:37:32 PM PST · by Argus · 42 replies
    My Fertile Imagination | 11/12/12 | Argus
    John Kerry as Secretary of Defense. Susan Rice as Secretary of State. How much loonier can it get? Who says Obama has no sense of humor? Here's your chance to weigh in, FReepers. Post your own nominees for the New And Improved Obama 2013 Cabinet here. I'll get the ball rolling: Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare: Michael Moore CIA Director: Van Jones Secretary of the Treasury: Jon Corzine et cetera. Have at it, comrades!
  • Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary (and Susan Rice for Secretary of State)

    11/12/2012 5:31:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller
    President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus. Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Wealthy Dump Assets Amid Worries About Going Over 'Cliff'

    11/12/2012 5:23:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Robert Frank
    Wealth advisors say that with capital-gains taxes potentially going to 25 percent from 15 percent, and other possible increases in the dividend tax, estate tax and other taxes, many clients are selling now to save millions in taxes. If the Bush-era tax cuts expire, taxes on capital gains would revert back to its previous rate of 20 percent from its current 15 percent. Another 5 percent may be added from health-care levies and changes in itemized deductions, bringing the rate to 25 percent for many high earners. Taxes on dividends could go from 15 percent to over 43 percent. And...
  • Was David Petraeus Blackmailed By His Own Government?

    11/12/2012 4:48:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 53 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 12, 2012
    Petraeus Scandal: An affair that was known to the FBI for months and kept from congressional oversight committees might explain his complicity in a false narrative of the Benghazi terrorist attack and the order to "stand down." The addition of sex to Benghazigate adds a dimension sure to keep the scandal going and one that does indeed make Watergate seem like a third-rate burglary. The affair admitted to by Gen. David Petraeus, now our former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, might have attached blackmail or the potential for blackmail to a scandal we have already called a case of...
  • Obama keeps job; others lose theirs

    11/12/2012 4:51:27 PM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2012 | Tim Devaney
    After an election campaign that featured jobs as a central issue, some of the nation’s businesses have responded to President Obama’s victory with a series of layoff announcements related to a variety of factors including the New Year’s “fiscal cliff.” A number of companies had hoped the election of Republican Mitt Romney would raise the chances of avoiding the cliff’s $1 trillion in federal spending cuts, half of them defense-related, plus higher taxes from the expiration of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts. Other factors in the spate of layoff notices included costs related to Mr. Obama’s health care plan...
  • More Layoffs At NBCU’s TV Networks

    11/12/2012 4:27:01 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | Monday November 12, 2012 @ 11:26am PST | NELLIE ANDREEVA
    EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: It seems like there is another wave of belt-tightening at NBCUniversal. I hear the company has been imposing layoffs across the various TV divisions of the company. The layoffs started two weeks ago with Los Angeles-based personnel, with New York-based employees getting pink slips today. (NBCU’s LA-based film studio, Universal Pictures, also was hit with layoffs about two weeks ago, when it let go of 25 employees.) I hear the cuts, which don’t appear to be very deep, are the result of a corporate decision and virtually all networks are affected to some extent including NBC; Syfy; USA;...
  • Going Negative and Turning Out the Base (Michael Barone)

    11/12/2012 4:18:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 12, 2012 | Michael Barone
    The nasty ads took a toll, but GOP House members supported Ryan’s plan — and won. Lukewarm. That’s the feeling I get from the election numbers.Turnout was apparently down, at least as a percentage of eligible voters. The president was reelected by a reduced margin. The challenger didn’t inspire the turnout surge he needed.Every reelected president since Andrew Jackson has won with an increased popular-vote percentage. Barack Obama didn’t. He won 53 percent to 46 percent in 2008. His numbers as I write are 50 percent to 48 percent over Mitt Romney. That could go up to 51 percent to...
  • GOP Trilemma: Compromise, Stand Firm, Go to the Right

    11/12/2012 4:07:11 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | November 8, 2012 | Enza Ferreri
    The video of the original Obamaphone lady that you can see by clicking the link above sums up, better than many words and in-depth analyses, why Obama won. This has truly become a client state. I like the following definition of client state, applied to Scotland: Keep spending more and more money on more and more voters, and you've built a client state. Those in receipt of the largesse will want it to continue. One day the money will no longer be there to spend (see technical note from Liam Byrne for details), but by that point you will...
  • Gingrich ‘dumbfounded’ by Obama win

    11/12/2012 3:58:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 154 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 12, 2012 | Claudine Zap, The Ticket
    Add Newt Gingrich to the list of Republicans coming to terms with the loss of the presidential election. On Monday, the former speaker of the House sounded reflective on the "Today" show, saying, "We need to stop, take a deep breath and learn." He added, "The president won an extraordinary victory. And the fact is, we owe him the respect of trying to understand what they did and how they did it." Gingrich said, "But if you had said to me three weeks ago Mitt Romney would get fewer votes than John McCain and it looks like he'll be 2...
  • Communists Happy With Obama Reelection

    11/12/2012 3:23:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | November 12, 2012
    The American people have spoken, renewing President Obama’s mandate for change for yet another four years. Following the announcement of Obama's reelection, Communist Party USA (CPUSA) chairman Sam Webb wrote an article in the CPUSA’s official newspaper, People’s World, expressing his contentment with the election results. “After a long and bitterly contested battle, the forces of inclusive democracy came out on top yesterday,” Webb said. “The better angels of the American people spread their wings, as they went to the polls.” Webb went on to reaffirm that the election results were in the CPUSA’s favor: The Communist Party said a...
  • We can Waste Time or to Begin to Solve our Problems.

    11/12/2012 2:34:18 PM PST · by DanMiller · 11 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 12, 2012 | Dan Miller
    There are many pleasant actions that can be taken that won't do any good. There are others that might at least begin to do some good. These won't do much good beyond diverting attention from our problems and maybe providing a good feeling. Feeling good is comforting, and that's it. 1. Hit your thumb again and again with a big hammer. That will focus attention away from the November 6th debacle. Still mad about November 6th? Then 2. Get drunk. Still thinking about November 6th? Then 3. Sign petitions to:♦ Impeach President Obama for . . . anything you feel...
  • US guns sales soar after Barack Obama's re-election

    11/12/2012 12:35:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    TELEGRAPH ^ | 11.12.2012 | nick allen
    Owners of guns have been stocking up because they are concerned about a potential tightening of regulations on assault weapons in the president's second term. In October the number of background checks on people applying to buy guns, an indicator of future sales, increased by 18.4 per cent. There was a similar jump when President Obama was first elected in 2008. A total of 12.7 million background checks were carried out that year, up from 11.2 million the year before, and the number has been rising since then. Shares in weapons manufacturers like Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger also...
  • PRIOR TO SANDY, OBAMA SIGNED ANOTHER EXECUTIVE ORDER CREATING VIRTUAL DICTATORSHIP

    11/12/2012 2:14:09 PM PST · by mgist · 15 replies
    Pakalert Press ^ | November 9, 2012 | Truther
    JUST BEFORE HURRICANE SANDY, OBAMA SIGNED EXECUTIVE ORDER MERGING HOMELAND SECURITY WITH PRIVATE SECTOR TO CREATE VIRTUAL DICTATORSHIP November 9, 2012 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- While all eyes were on Hurricane Sandy in the days leading up to the storm’s breach on the mainland of the Northeast, the White House was busy devising new ways to enslave Americans under the guise of protecting national security. On October 26, 2012, Barack Obama quietly signed an Executive Order (EO) establishing the so-called Homeland Security Partnership Council, a public-private partnership that basically merges the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with local governments and the private sector...
  • The Marxist POTUS calls for violence and revenge. Can leftist revolution be far behind?

    11/12/2012 1:51:04 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 154 replies
    Nov 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>It is clear that Obama hates the U.S. Constitution. Has himself stated that it's a flawed document and it and the courts do not go far enough in saying what the government must do for you on your behalf in regards to social and economic justice and the redistribution wealth. He says the courts have failed to remove the constraints on government from doling out social and economic justice, so it must be done legislatively.</p>
  • Obama assault on religious liberty rolls on

    11/12/2012 1:22:22 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Pundit & Pundette ^ | November 12, 2012
    Today's must-read comes from Tim Carney: Re-elected, Obama takes aim at religious liberty. A bit: Green and his family own Hobby Lobby, a chain of arts-and-crafts stores. They sued the administration on the grounds the contraception mandate prohibited their free exercise of Christianity by forcing them to pay for abortifacient morning-after pills. The Greens weren't arguing that morning-after pills should be illegal. They weren't even trying to keep their employees from using them. They just didn't want to implicate themselves in what they saw as immoral activity. The administration responded with an unsettling argument: The Greens aren't protected by the...
  • 'Homeland' star made Muslim joke to Obama

    11/12/2012 1:06:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 12, 2012 | James Hibberd
    Homeland star Damian Lewis told a British talk show he sent a Muslim joke to president Barack Obama. During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday night, the Emmy-winning actor says the president wanted a signed DVD box set of the Showtime hit to give to the Teamsters labor union (the president has previously revealed Homeland is his favorite show). Lewis says co-star Claire Danes wrote something along the lines of, ”I was a fan of yours long before you were a fan of ours.” But when it was the British-born Lewis’ turn, the actor says he jokingly wrote:...
  • Ky., Ind. among states with petitions to secede

    11/12/2012 12:48:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 82 replies
    WLKY ^ | 11.12. 2012 | Eric King
    According to the White House, more than 7,000 people have signed petitions for Indiana and Kentucky to secede from the union. Related. In total, there are 20 states with similar petitions, all of them filed within the last two days. The petitions all came from individuals and not state governments. Withdrawing from the union is not legal. They all read the same way, "We petition the Obama administration to peacefully grant (the state) to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." The petitions also cite Declaration of Independence. The petitions require 25,000 signatures each,...
  • Hipsters on food stamps (Meet the 0bama Voters)

    11/12/2012 12:47:47 PM PST · by mojito · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | 3/15/2010 | Jennifer Bleyer
    In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore — equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird — Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric.... “I have $80 bucks left!” Magida said. “I’m so happy!” “I have $12,” Mak said with a frown. The two friends weren’t tabulating the cash in their wallets but what remained of the monthly allotment on their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program debit cards, the official new term for...food stamps. Magida, a 30-year-old art school graduate, had been installing museum exhibits for a living...
  • Kroger to Slash Hourly Workers to Avoid Obamacare Penalties

    11/12/2012 12:05:46 PM PST · by tobyhill · 176 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11/4/2012 | Doug Ross
    Operative Faith reveals that Kroger will soon join the ranks of Durden Restaurants and slash the hours of its non-exempt (hourly) workers to avoid millions in Obamacare penalties. To give you a sense of Kroger’s size and importance, its sales last year were $90 billion and it employs nearly 350,000 people. Most of its jobs are hourly and the vast majority of workers are neither millionaires or billionaires. Faith is a mid-level manager at Kroger and reports the dire news: Last week we found out that, beginning in January, any employee who is not full-time at that point,will be limited...
  • Red Tape? Non-Union FEMA Crews, Water and Other Supplies Sit Idle Thanks To Unions & Red Tape

    11/12/2012 12:07:33 PM PST · by dirtboy · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/12/2012 | LaborUnionReport
    It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy killed 113 people, wiped out portions of towns, and knocked out power to millions. It has also been two weeks since Barack Obama pledged, “No bureaucracy. No red tape.” However, according to multiple public and private sources, unions and union-related red tape are causing workers from out of state to be turned back, as well as workers contracted by FEMA, as well as tons of supplies, already in New York and New Jersey to sit idle—at a cost of millions to taxpayers. It has already been well publicized though the Daily Caller how...
  • Ohioans’ Food Stamp Aid to be Reduced

    11/12/2012 11:50:23 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 71 replies
    Blade ^ | November 12, 2012 | Kate Giammarise
    Benefit to fall $50 a month starting in January Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance. For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to about $520 million annually out of the grocery budgets. Because of the way the federal government calculates utility expenses for people receiving the benefit, a mild winter nationwide last year, and a lower price for natural gas, many families could experience a significant cut in aid, those familiar with the program say. Recipients should get a letter...
  • EPA Official Hopeful on Gas Drilling Study

    11/12/2012 11:57:02 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2012 | KEVIN BEGOS
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A top official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is optimistic that a nationwide project examining natural gas hydraulic fracturing and potential drinking water impacts will provide comprehensive guidelines to help scientists and the public identify the key issues to focus on. But the industry said past studies have already shown the process is safe. Glenn Paulson, the EPA's science advisor, said Friday that a progress report on the study — mandated by Congress in 2010 — should be released before the end of the year, and a final report in 2014. He spoke at a University...
  • We Just Had a Class War. And one side won. (The View from the Left)

    11/12/2012 11:44:35 AM PST · by mojito · 37 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jonathan Chait
    When President Obama took the stage at McCormick Place in Chicago well after midnight, we were all too wiped out with joy or depression or Nate Silver auto-refresh fatigue to pay careful attention to the speech the newly reelected president delivered. The phrase that lingered in most of our sleepy ears was the reprise of his career-launching invocation of the United States as being more than red and blue states. So soaring, so unifying. But those words were merely the trappings of magnanimity draped over an argument that was, at its core, harsher than the one he had regularly delivered...
  • White House Seeking to Organize Americans on Obama’s Behalf

    11/12/2012 11:32:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    White House dossier ^ | 11/12/12 | Keith Koffler
    The White House is pulling a tactic out of its campaign playbook – and President Obama’s own community organizing past – using the organs of government to enlist average Americans to help Obama advocate for his priorities. In an email sent to people who signed up to receive official updates from the White House, recipients are told to forward the message to their friends, asking them to help promote what is in effect White House propaganda. The White House email list, which government officials began compiling earlier in Obama’s term, is separate from the famed Obama campaign email list, but...
  • The red flags in Obama’s foreign policy

    11/12/2012 10:46:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2012 | Jackson Diehl
    Barack Obama spent his first term undoing what he saw as the excesses of U.S. post-Cold War foreign policy, from land wars in the Middle East to insufficient attention to Asia. By his own account, he largely succeeded. But chances are he will spend his second term grappling with the flaws in his cure. Contrary to the usual Republican narrative, Obama did not lead a U.S. retreat from the world. Instead he sought to pursue the same interests without the same means. He has tried to preserve America’s place as the “indispensable nation” while withdrawing ground troops from war zones,...
  • Teacher allegedly tells class Obama’s re-election is ‘America’s funeral’

    11/12/2012 10:37:20 AM PST · by aimhigh · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/12/2012 | The Daily Caller
    On November 7, an elementary school teacher in south central Louisiana allegedly told her class of fourth graders that she was “attending America’s funeral” because Barack Obama won the presidential election, according to a report by KATC, the local ABC television affiliate.
  • CBO Report: Taxmageddon Means Unemployment of 9.1 Percent for 2013

    11/12/2012 10:36:51 AM PST · by 92nina · 12 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-11-09 | Rhett Brooks
    A new CBO report released yesterday finds that Taxmageddon’s economic impact for 2013 would be disastrous for the economy. The report projects that gross domestic product (GDP) would fall by 0.5 percent for 2013, a recession by economist standards. The loss in growth would then result in millions of lost jobs by raising unemployment from 7.9 for the current quarter to 9.1 for the fourth quarter of 2013. In contrast, the CBO expects growth to reach 2.25 percent (not including an additional .75 percent in growth from extending payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits) by the end of 2013...
  • The Obama lemmings [Reader Post]

    11/12/2012 10:27:45 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-12-12 | DrJohn
    Question: When does $70 billion equal 1.25 trillion? Answer: In Obamaworld "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."- Abraham Lincoln Unless they are Obama supporters. It turns out that you can fool all of them all of the time. Barack Obama admits to being weak at math. On Leno he said: “The math stuff was fine up until about seventh grade. Malia is now a freshman in high school. I’m pretty lost.” That explains a lot. Barack Obama claims...
  • Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99 Percent Of The Vote In More Than 100 Ohio Precincts

    11/12/2012 10:18:27 AM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    TAD ^ | 11-12-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99 Percent Of The Vote In More Than 100 Ohio Precincts By Michael Snyder November 11th, 2012 Barack Obama received more than 99% of the vote in more than 100 precincts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio on election day. In fact, there were a substantial number of precincts where Mitt Romney got exactly zero votes. So how in the world did this happen? Third world dictators don't even get 99% of the vote. Overall, Mitt Romney received 30.12% of the vote in Cuyahoga County. There were even a bunch of precincts in Cuyahoga County that...
  • America's coming civil war -- makers vs. takers

    11/07/2012 3:51:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 228 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 12, 2012 | Arthur Herman
    “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abe Lincoln used those words in 1858 to describe a country that was careening toward civil war. Now we’re a house divided again and another civil war is coming, with the 2012 election as its Gettysburg. Call it America’s coming civil war between the Makers and the Takers. On one side are those who create wealth, America’s private sector–the very ones targeted by President Obama’s tax hikes announced Monday. On the other are the public employee unions; left-leaning intelligentsia who see the growth of government as index of progress; and the millions of...
  • Nice Losers (Sowell on 2012 election)

    11/12/2012 10:10:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 13, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment— nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have. The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran for...
  • Obama Voters Rewrite American National Anthem

    11/12/2012 9:54:43 AM PST · by JewishRighter
    American Thinker ^ | 11.12.12 | Reuel E. Topas
    The punditocracy, like the oracles of old, has spoken. Obama won because of various and sundry reasons, most of which can be debated and none of which is the single, sufficient cause. But one reason, or unreason, was a definite and perhaps the single most important factor: what became infamously known as "the 47%," who now suckle at the government teat. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/obama_voters_rewrite_american_national_anthem.html#ixzz2C22VhQrU
  • Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi?

    11/12/2012 9:39:59 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Max Fisher
    I can only imagine three possible explanations, all of which should be taken with many grains of salt: 1. Intelligence from faraway conflict areas can be hazy, and the story got honestly confused. Who knows how long or convoluted the chain of information was from Benghazi to Broadwell, whether or not it went through Petraeus, and it’s not hard to imagine a misstatement or mistake getting amplified. 2. She made it up or exaggerated some other piece of information, possibly including the name-dropping implication of Petraeus’s knowledge, either deliberately or mistakenly. 3. The story is true, and she let slip...