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  • McCaskill, Colleagues Call for Action from President Obama (tells Hussein ‘The clock is ticking’)

    12/03/2012 4:17:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    McCaskill, Colleagues Call for Action from President ObamaSenator tells President: ‘The clock is ticking’ Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 12:40 pm WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and a bipartisan group of her Senate colleagues, including fellow Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, are calling on President Obama to direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take action ensuring that commercial navigation of the Mississippi River remains possible. “The President needs to take a look at what’s happening in the Midwest and act,” McCaskill said. “The clock is ticking while jobs and businesses in the region are endangered, and it’s imperative...
  • Obama Should Return To Clinton-Era Spending Levels

    12/03/2012 4:11:17 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 3, 2012
    Fiscal Policy: Talk of Clinton-era tax rates ignores the fact that the former president, working with a GOP Congress, cut spending as a share of GDP and produced four balanced budgets by focusing on growth, not spending. Even as he pushes $150 billion in new "stimulus" spending, President Obama argues that to avoid the fiscal cliff we must return to Clinton-era tax rates for wealthy households, with a top marginal rate of 39.6% vs. the Bush-era 35%. Clinton's was an age of balanced budgets and economic growth. But it was also an era of budgetary restraint in which both parties,...
  • Mr. Speaker!... Tear Down This Wall!!!

    12/03/2012 3:40:53 PM PST · by Safrguns · 23 replies
    Self | 12/3/12 | Safrguns
    Mr. John Boehner…. Speaker of the House of Representatives… MAJORITY Leader! You recently proclaimed that Obamacare is now the Law of the Land… that the will of the people had spoken. As if our failure to vote Obama out of office means that it’s now Time for us to capitulate to the Democrats, time for us to take our spanking… time for us to give the voters what they want by raising taxes… and to now work with the democrats as they implement Obamacare. REALLY??? Are you kidding me? You must not understand our representative form of government at all....
  • Tea Party pushes GOP closer to fiscal and political cliff (Hurl, you will)

    12/03/2012 2:48:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    allvoices ^ | December 3, 2012 | Paul Jesep, esquire
    US House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is caught between a political rock and hard place. If he appears too willing to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans to address the deficit, Boehner and other Congressional Republicans risk being challenged in primaries by Tea Party activists. If the GOP leadership appears obstinate in generating new revenue, Republicans may lose seats in the Senate and potentially their majority in the House in the mid-term elections. It’s worth noting, Tea Party candidates who defeated incumbents or more mainstream candidates in the 2012 GOP primaries often lost in the general election. Hence, Tea Party...
  • The Deconstructed Presidency has been. Deal with it.

    12/03/2012 1:40:55 PM PST · by Kenny Bunk · 40 replies
    Kenny Bunk ^ | 12/03/2012 | Kenny Bunk
    The key to understanding Barack Hussein Obama is that he does nothing. This proposition is at the heart of a grave misapprehension of this Presidency. An American might be forgiven for feeling that a contribution to the common good is based on performance; productivity, some meaningful place in a functioning enterprise that fulfills one and contributes to the furtherance of some cause, or to one’s family and thus to God. What we cannot be forgiven for is continually attempting to apply this now remarkable cultural artifact; this mindset, to this Presidency. For example, the airwaves resonate as the right-wing talkers...
  • Middle Class Net Worth Collapses to 1969 Levels

    12/03/2012 12:58:02 PM PST · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Breibart ^ | December1 , 2012 | John Nolte
    The angle of a just-released New York University study is, of course, that ole' left-wing canard known as "income inequality," but the findings are still useful in drawing other conclusions, and not ones that are very pleasant. Is America now a bigger version of Chicago, where Democrats and the media have so expertly rigged the electoral game that, even as their policies fai,l they're able to stay in power? According to the study, we are now back to 1969 levels with respect to median net worth in this country. A large part of this is the housing crisis we've yet...
  • Understanding the President’s fiscal cliff offer

    12/03/2012 12:01:46 PM PST · by PhxRising · 19 replies
    Keith Hennessey blog ^ | 12/03/2012 | Keith Hennessey
    Source: Keith Hennessey BlogUnderstanding the President’s fiscal cliff offer I am going to describe the President’s proposal to Republican Congressional leaders, then react to the most important parts of it. Secretary Geithner offered this proposal last Thursday. Senate Minority Leader McConnell was right to laugh at the President’s proposal, and Speaker Boehner was right to call it “silliness.” This is not a serious offer. This is a post for intermediate to advanced readers. Except where noted, all large numbers are for the next ten years. President Obama’s opening bid Items in bold are being labeled by the Administration as non-negotiable....
  • Administration Opposes STEM Act

    12/03/2012 11:55:04 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    Republican efforts to pave the way for talented immigrants to enter America are being opposed by the Obama Administration. Specifically, President Obama is opposing the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Act. This bill would expedite the issuance of visas to foreign-born graduates with technical degrees from US universities. The President characterized the legislation as “misguided. It would extend the benefits of residency and employment to highly skilled foreigners. This is contrary to my wishes and contradicts America’s promise. The beneficiaries would tend to be the most capable people from foreign countries. We should be encouraging them to return home...
  • Obama to GOP: Save the middle class from me

    12/03/2012 11:06:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-03-12 | DrJohn
    Instead of negotiating with Congress for a deal, Barack Obama is out there campaigning for his tax increase plans. President Barack Obama is urging Congress to pass an extension of tax cuts for middle class families, saying a tax increase for them would be like a "lump of coal" for Christmas. In his first campaign-style event to sell his solution on the "fiscal cliff," Obama says in the Philadelphia suburbs that Republicans should extend existing Bush-era tax rates for households earning $250,000 or less, while allowing increases to kick in for the wealthy. He says both sides need to "get...
  • In foiled Jordanian terror plot, officials see hand of resurgent al-Qaeda in Iraq

    12/03/2012 9:54:33 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2012 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — The plan was to unleash mayhem across an entire city and “bring Amman to its knees,” in the words of one security official. It would start with suicide bombings at two shopping malls, then build momentum as teams of terrorists blew up cars and raked cafes with machine-gun fire. In the midst of the chaos that would ensue, the attackers would turn their attention to the U.S. Embassy, the primary target and a long-sought prize for the organization that investigators say provided critical support for the scheme: al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq. Using the terrorist group’s expertise and...
  • Fiscal Cliff Notes

    12/03/2012 9:13:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 4, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid all the political and media hoopla about the "fiscal cliff" crisis, there are a few facts that are worth noting. First of all, despite all the melodrama about raising taxes on "the rich," even if that is done it will scarcely make a dent in the government's financial problems. Raising the tax rates on everybody in the top two percent will not get enough additional tax revenue to run the government for ten days. And what will the government do to pay for the other 355 days in the year? All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting...
  • Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

    12/03/2012 9:12:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 4, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays "chicken" with the Congressional Republicans along the "fiscal cliff," is that Obama is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media— nor, apparently, by the Republicans. A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" cost the government so much lost tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit— so that the government cannot afford to allow the cost of letting the Bush tax rates continue for "the...
  • Obama Fiddles With Arts As We Go Over the Fiscal Cliff

    12/03/2012 8:57:11 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-3-2012 | MOTUS
    <p>Hard to believe that it’s that season again. No, not “Christmas,” I’m talking about awards season, which kicks off with the annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala. Broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House on CBS!</p> <p>The weekend-long celebration began with a dinner hosted by Hillary and the State Department on Saturday night.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: WHD Obtains Obama Plan to Fix Economy!

    12/03/2012 8:41:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 12/3/12 | Keith Koffler
    White House Dossier has just obtained President Obama’s plan to roll back the crushing long term costs of entitlements, reduce unemployment, and spur the economy back to normal growth. Given the importance of this information, we decided to share the plan with you immediately. Here it is:
  • A Presidency of Perpetual Crisis

    12/03/2012 5:40:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 3, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    So here are the headlines coming out of the Sunday shows… Boehner ‘flabbergasted’ at fiscal cliff proposal McCaskill: ‘I Feel Almost Sorry For John Boehner’ Sen. Ayotte ‘disappointed’ in initial White House proposal Sen. Hatch: Obama fiscal proposal ‘classic bait and switch’ So predictable, isn’t it? During these seemingly-more-frequent showdowns, the purpose of every lawmaker appearing on a Sunday show, no matter the party, is to emphasize how committed they are to a sensible bipartisan compromise that put’s the nation’s interest ahead of the special interests, and how the opposition is being extreme, divisive, unyielding, outrageous, etcetera. This latest round...
  • Dislodging Obamacare

    12/03/2012 3:35:13 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 30, 2012 | Michaek F. Cannon (Cato Institute)
    Republicans believed a Mitt Romney win would seal Obamacare's fate. Democrats - or rather, the lonely two-fifths of Americans who support the president's beleaguered healthcare law - believed an Obama win would secure its future. Both sides were kidding themselves.Romney may have pledged to repeal the law, but his positions on Obamacare had the life span of a rainbow. He supported an identical law when he got the credit for signing it as governor of Massachusetts. He then opposed Obamacare when that's what GOP primary voters wanted to hear, and later endorsed parts of it when he thought that's what...
  • White House Data Debunk Myth Bush Cuts Built Deficit

    12/03/2012 3:09:54 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 30, 2012 | Staff
    <p>While President Obama insists the Bush tax cuts caused the recession and record deficits, his own economists say otherwise.</p> <p>He might want to consult their data for the truth.</p> <p>Kicking off fiscal cliff negotiations last month, Obama said: "What I'm not going to do is extend Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and, according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy."</p>
  • Major Televised Event Will Expose Obama's Ineligibility Before Electoral College Certification?

    12/02/2012 9:15:11 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 113 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Carl Gallups
    Carl Gallups of PPSimmons says he "has exclusive inside information that a surprising and potentially devastating eligibility event is scheduled to happen before the January 6th Electoral College Certification. Perhaps by the middle of December. This event most likely will be aired on national cable television and around the world exposing Obama's ineligibility. The person doing the exposing is a very important person with constitutional standing to do the exposing of the evidence against Obama."
  • Michelle Obama’s Next Move (President? Supreme Court Justice?)

    12/02/2012 7:42:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 3, 2012 | Allison Samuels
    Chatting with a group backstage on the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in October, Michelle Obama made it clear that she wasn’t thinking about what she might do in the future. “I’m just looking ahead to getting Barack back in office and continuing the work he’s been doing,” she said. “Supporting him is my focus.” But others think the first lady—who spent the past four years seeking to better the lives of military families and fighting to end childhood obesity before becoming one of the stars of her husband’s reelection effort this fall—could have bigger things ahead of her, if...
  • New fish species named after Obama

    12/02/2012 6:36:13 PM PST · by Red Steel · 49 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | Sun, Dec 02 2012 at 5:24 PM EST | Russell McClendon
    The species, formally known as 'Etheostoma obama,' is one of five newly discovered fish that scientists have named after a U.S. president or VP. President Obama may not have won many Southeastern states in his recent re-election, but he did make waves across the Republican-leaning region. And thanks to two scientists from Georgia and Missouri, his Southern profile is still growing — although some of his flashiest new acolytes don't have a clue who he is. That's because they're fish, one of five new species found by ecologist Steve Layman of Geosyntec Consultants and biologist Rick Mayden of Saint Louis...
  • Metal Mania: Gold, Silver, Real Estate and Mortgages

    12/02/2012 6:35:58 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/02/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    There is no doubt that the housing and commercial real estate bubbles (and burst). Gold experienced the greatest appreciation since 2000, with silver in second place. Multifamily real estate (Moody’s REAL) and the Case-Shiller 20 metro index demonstrate the plunge in real estate. Real estate did poorly relative to precious metals since 2000. [Bear in mind that these are price indices, not total rate of return indices.] In terms of total returns, the JP Morgan MBS return index outperformed the SP 500 index. The Dow Jones REIT index is the third index which started and ended at the same place...
  • Obama’s Now Borrowed More Than All Presidents from Washington to W

    12/01/2012 3:37:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    <p>At the close of business on Jan. 20, 2009, when President Barack Obama was inaugurated, the national debt stood at $10,626,877,048,913.08, according to the Treasury. At the close of business this Thursday, it stood at $16,323,083,449,604.98.</p> <p>That means the debt has increased $5,696,206,400,691.90 during Obama’s presidency.</p>
  • Fore: Obama, Bill Clinton enjoy round of golf

    12/02/2012 1:58:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/2/12 | Stacy A. Anderson | Associated Press
    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Fore — 42 and 44 are playing 18. Former President Bill Clinton — the 42nd president — is joining President Barack Obama — he's No. 44 — for a round of golf at Joint Air Base in Maryland. Also in the group, according to the White House, are U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and longtime Clinton backer and strategist Terry McAuliffe, who's running for governor in Virginia in 2013.
  • The Imperial Presidency

    12/02/2012 11:16:12 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Majority Leader, ^ | DEcember 1, 2012 | Eric Cantor
    Implications for Economic Growth & Job Creation Ignoring Advise & Consent Creating “Laws” Outside of the Congressional Process Ignoring the Plain Letter of the Law & Failing to Faithfully Execute the Law Circumventing the Normal Regulatory Process Government By Waiver Creating New Programs Not Authorized by Congress Creating New Super Agencies Conclusion Download the PDF Implications for Economic Growth & Job Creation Over the past several months opinion pieces appearing in such places as The Washington Post, National Review, and The Wall Street Journal have talked about the emergence of an “Imperial Presidency.” While some may wish to simply...
  • Whether Susan Rice Misled American People Not Important

    12/02/2012 10:21:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says that President Obama is “not particularly concerned about whether UN Ambassador Susan Rice misled the American people on Benghazi.” “Whether the average American knows what's going on in foreign policy is not important,” Carney insisted. “I mean, even if John Q. Citizen knew what transpired in Benghazi what could he do with that information? Would he make a treaty? Send troops? Order drone attacks? Or 'none of the above?'” “Let's face it, when it comes to using intel the average American has no basis for understanding anything,” Carney continued. “The President is the...
  • ObamaCare Fallout: Walmart Ends Insurance For New Hires

    12/01/2012 12:14:56 PM PST · by george76 · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2012 | John Nolte
    And so the government takeover of our health care system begins: Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week.. ... By making the fine for not providing health care cheaper than providing health care, this was always the plan: to encourage employers to send us to the government. Remember how Obama's big ObamaCare sell was, "You get to keep the health insurance you have"? It was all a lie, a hustle, a con, a ruse…
  • A Ray of Hope in Pbama's Downsizing of America

    12/02/2012 10:06:11 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-2-2012 | MOTUS
    I went Christmas shopping yesterday, butt I didn’t buy anything. All the hubbub and pandemonium seemed to interfere with my circuits rendering me incapable of completing any transactions. Just as well, as everything I saw looked unsuitable for human consumption. I just couldn’t get into the spirit of the season so I stopped to have a cuppa Joe and watch the world go by. What I noticed going by, other than inordinately tight jeans on both men and women was a lot of people toting big red bags from the American Girl store. I don’t know if you’re familiar, butt American...
  • Timing of Obama vacation another brick in the wall

    12/02/2012 10:00:33 AM PST · by cap10mike · 45 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | Dec. 1, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    President Obama is once again in disengagement mode. The first family has scheduled another vacation – for three weeks, beginning Dec. 17. This in and of itself doesn’t bother me. Presidents are entitled to take vacations – even presidents who spend more time on the golf course than they do in the Oval Office. I don’t even begrudge him the disruption he’ll be causing his constituents. According to the Hawaii Reporter, the Obamas’ vacation will hugely restrict the comings and goings of the residents living in the upscale Oahu neighborhood, where they’ll be staying. Streets will be barricaded and, unlike...
  • Vanity--Vin Suprynowicz column

    12/02/2012 7:38:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    02 dec 2012 | Vin Suprynowicz
    --link only to Vin Suprynowicz editorial column--LVRJ-- -http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/steal-from-the-rich-give-it-all-to-me-181734921.html
  • Dec. 1st; a big lay-off day

    12/02/2012 7:15:31 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    December 1 , 2012 City of Detroit - Layoffs Coming Feb 2013? Resolution Copper Mining - up to 400 Update: Clinton Community College NY - 10 Celgard - 40 EnerSys Energy Products - 100 AM General - Confirms Layoffs, About 100? Update: AT&T - 106 Landline Techs. in CT City of Steubenville Ohio - 12 Layoff Notices Cumberland Pharmaceuticals - 1/3 of its Salesforce U.S. Steel Corp.McKeesport Tubular Plant - 142 Worldwide Flight Services in 51 in Honolulu Orange Township Ohio - 22 Layoff Notices Scentsy - 19 O'Hare Airport - 300 Janitor Jobs Cuts Possible Glendale Adventist Medical Center...
  • Why Obama is pushing for stimulus in 'fiscal cliff' deal (Barf and Outrage)

    12/02/2012 6:26:55 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 30 Nov 12 | Ron Scherer
    How about a little government economic stimulus? That may sound incongruous considering the budget deficit and the push from Republicans to cut government spending. But President Obama’s first offer to avoid going over the "fiscal cliff" holds out the hope of at least some stimulus. This would include extending the 2 percentage point Social Security payroll tax cut, boosting a tax incentive to businesses, establishing a $50 billion bank for long-term infrastructure projects, and extending unemployment benefits. The total bill: about $255 billion out of the federal government's pocket – an amount the GOP would likely say needs to be...
  • Massive Anti-Obama Rally @ “Obama’s” Inauguration Day!!!

    12/02/2012 5:00:35 AM PST · by chrisnj · 131 replies
    obamaballotchallenge.com ^ | 12/1/2012 | GeorgeM
    Massive Anti-obama Rally on "Inauguration" day Whether it’s massive or not will depend on YOU. Since our officials and parties won’t fight, will YOU? We Have A Dream: 500,000+ Anti-Obama Activists Arrive In Washington D.C. During Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony … If you are unsatisfied with Obama’s reelection win and you further feel that he will ultimately destabilize America completely, then let us join together with bold Anti-Obama signs clearly stating our main grievances concerning unemployment, the economy, Benghazi, foreign policy matters, war status or whatever may perhaps be your main concern(s) on Inauguration Day, January 21, 2013 (Martin Luther King,...
  • Commentary: President Obama 'allegedly' born in U.S., so the story says

    11/21/2012 6:58:46 PM PST · by thecodont · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | November 21, 2012, 6:25 a.m. | By James Rainey
    News that a small Montana newspaper inserted the word “allegedly” in the midst of an AP news story -- so that it read “Obama was allegedly born in Hawaii” -- caused a small furor Tuesday. But how should we read this latest commentary on the president’s birthright? A) Proof that racism runs rampant in American society. B) Evidence that "birthers" have infiltrated the ranks of the mainstream media. C) An instance of precision from journalists, most of whom have been too willing to accept flimsy proof of President Obama’s birthplace. D) As a window into how bored journalists amuse themselves...
  • College Professors Get What They Asked For in Obamacare, Don't Like It Much

    12/01/2012 8:40:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2012 | Gary Jason
    There is an antique saying -- no less true for its antiquity -- that you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. This came to mind when I read a recent report about what is happening at a Pennsylvania college. One of President Obama's most loyal -- not to say fawning -- constituencies clearly is academia. His rate of support among collegiate faculty and administrators surely approaches near-unanimity on the typical campus. This is why the news about the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is so richly ironic. CCAC has just announced...
  • Red State, Blue City: How the Urban-Rural Divide is Splitting America

    12/01/2012 9:14:27 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 30, 2012 | Josh Kron
    The new political divide is a stark division between cities and what remains of the countryside. Not just some cities and some rural areas, either -- virtually every major city (100,000-plus population) in the United States of America has a different outlook from the less populous areas that are closest to it. The difference is no longer about where people live, it's about how people live: in spread-out, open, low-density privacy -- or amid rough-and-tumble, in-your-face population density and diverse communities that enforce a lower-common denominator of tolerance among inhabitants. The only major cities that voted Republican in the 2012...
  • Eligibility challenge returns to haunt Florida

    12/01/2012 11:50:51 AM PST · by wesagain · 24 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 1, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A lawsuit challenging Barack Obama’s presence on the 2012 presidential election ballot because of questions over his constitutional eligibility that was thrown out by a judge who earlier determined it wasn’t timely has returned to haunt election officials in the state with a request that the Obama victory results be quashed. “Defendant Barack Hussein Obama is a direct threat to the safety and security of the United States, and its Constitution, which plaintiff must protect and defend by oath,” according to the complaint, which was delivered to Secretary of State Ken Detzner today. The case earlier this year was dismissed...
  • Socialists Outline Democrats’ Agenda for Next Two Years

    12/01/2012 7:48:37 PM PST · by combat_boots · 22 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | 11/29/2012 | Trevor Loudon
    Contrary to popular opinion, the US Democratic Party does not set much of its own policy.Democrat policy is actually dictated by the labor unions and radical think tanks, such as the Center for American Progress, and the Institute for Policy Studies.The unions are dominated by the US’s largest Marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America – which also works closely with the C.A.P. and I.P.S.So, by a process of osmosis and deliberate orchestration, D.S.A., and their friends in the Communist Party USA, effectively dictate Democrat policy at state and national levels.On November 16, the Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee...
  • To My Father-in-Law Who Wants to Disown Me for Voting for Romney

    12/01/2012 7:47:03 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 193 replies
    11-30-12 | Behind the Blue Wall
    The following is a partially redacted copy of an email I sent to my father in law a couple of days ago in response to my wife freaking out because he'd apparently disowned me after learning that I'd voted for Romney, and reading a number of things that I'd posted on my blog. It's a bit long, and I realize that most Freepers will disagree with me on a number of items in the body of the email, but I thought it would be interesting to those looking for ways that for the conservative movement to appeal to other demographics....
  • Possible Mississippi River Shutdown Threatens Thousands of Jobs

    12/01/2012 5:14:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    KMOX-AM ^ | November 30, 2012 | Justin Wingerter
    It’s an issue that has plagued states along the Mississippi River for months and has now landed squarely on the desk of President Obama: how to prevent the imminent shutdown of commercial traffic along the nation’s largest waterway. A nationwide drought, the worst to hit the U.S. in decades, has lowered water levels along the river, threatening barge traffic. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that the President raised the issue with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, directing his administration to take “every step to mitigate” the situation. Carney added that there are a number...
  • Egypt: Mass Protests After Constitution Draft Approved

    12/01/2012 2:59:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/12 | Elad Benari
    An Egyptian panel rushed through a draft constitution seen as undermining basic freedoms on Friday, resulting in mass protests in Cairo. AFP reported that tens of thousands of protesters rallied as the opposition piled pressure on President Mohammed Morsi. "Down with the constitutional assembly," vast crowds armed with megaphones chanted as they filed into Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak in early 2011. Banners condemned "dictatorial Morsi" while protesters shouted "down with the rule of the Guide," a reference to the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, through whose ranks Morsi rose before becoming president....
  • This picture perfectly captures significance of today's anniversary (Obama on Parks' bus)

    12/01/2012 2:42:18 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | December 1, 2012
    Today is the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to sit in the back of the bus in Montgomery, Ala. And this photograph of President Obama sitting on that exact same bus 57 years later is a poignant reminder of just how much America has changed in half a century.
  • McConnell: White House proposal 'laughable' and no behind-the-scenes movement on fiscal cliff

    12/01/2012 2:04:34 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | December 1, 2012 | Don Weber
    FLORENCE — The spending and tax proposal delivered to Capitol Hill by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was “laughable,” U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell told Pure Politics on Friday. McConnell was being literal. According to the Weekly Standard, McConnell burst into laughter after Geithner outlined a plan with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over the next decade. After speaking to Republicans at a Northern Kentucky dinner Friday night, McConnell said “nothing is going to happen until the president gets serious.” He said there hasn’t been any behind-the-scenes movement toward a deal that would avoid the fiscal cliff of automatic spending cuts and...
  • U.S. Moves Toward Recognizing Syria’s Opposition

    12/01/2012 1:13:36 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 29, 2012 | By MICHAEL R. GORDON and MARK LANDLER
    Bryan Denton for The New York Times Rebels in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, in August. The opposition to the Syrian government is developing a political structureWASHINGTON — The United States is moving toward recognizing the Syrian opposition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people as soon as it fully develops its political structure, American officials said Thursday. A decision to recognize the group could be announced at a so-called Friends of Syria meeting that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to attend in Morocco on Dec. 12. It is the most immediate decision facing the Obama administration...
  • Special Report Panel on Intervention in Syria-- Nov 30, 2012 -- FOXNEWS Video

    12/01/2012 12:49:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard Blog ^ | Nov 30, 2012
    Steve Hayes, with A.B. Stoddard and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Over the Cliff

    12/01/2012 10:54:03 AM PST · by arthurus · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 01 December 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Republicans are playing into the hands of the enemy by emphasizing the fiscal cliff negotiations. There is very little to negotiate here. Obama, fresh off a stolen election, carved out over the bodies of hurricane victims, is daring Republicans to say no to him. And a dispirited Republican establishment is still feeling beaten and too willing to give in. There are two scenarios here. Either Obama is bluffing or he isn't. And it doesn't really matter which one is correct. The crisis is being exploited with nonsense about fixing the giant hole in the economy created by Obama, by raising...
  • Keep the drones zapping

    12/01/2012 9:33:11 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 1, 2012 | Editorial Board
    In a January online chat, Obama said strikes in Pakistan are “a targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists.” In a September CNN interview, he offered assurances that drones were used only to prevent “an operational plot against the United States.” Then, in October, on “The Daily Show” of all places, Obama said, “One of the things we’ve got to do is put a legal architecture in place . . . to make sure that not only am I reined in, but any President’s reined in” regarding the use of this potent weaponry. As...
  • Obama & Hank Johnson Want to Eliminate the First Amendment!

    12/01/2012 8:41:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-1-2012 | MOTUS
    I understand that crazy old Uncle Hank Johnson is at it again. No, he hasn’t predicted that Manhattan will fall into the ocean or anything like that. That was Guam, and it was a long time ago.This time he just thinks we need to pass a constitutional amendment that places limits on freedom of speech.Constitutional amendment!?! When an Executive Order would suffice? Isn’t that a bit of overkill? Don’t be concerned though,for now he’s only talking about corporate speech:   “We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations,” Because “corporations...
  • Obama's Re-Election Mandate: Guess Whose Money He's Targeting Next?

    12/01/2012 7:11:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    Many Americans didn't bother to vote in the past presidential election, some out of apathy or a belief that the election would hardly affect them. They are in for a rude awakening now that Obama has won re-election. His Santa Claus false promises are unsustainable, so there are going to be few winners and a lot of losers as he redistributes wealth. Obama ran on a platform of making the rich “pay their fair share of taxes,” but raising taxes on the wealthy will only fund the federal government for eight days a year. In order to even partially keep...
  • Republicans Should Give Obama and the Democrats Everything They Want

    12/01/2012 7:04:44 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 65 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | Rob Binsrick
    Congressional Republicans seem to be tying themselves up in knots in their negotiations with Barack Obama and the Congressional Democrats regarding ways to avoid the so-called ‘fiscal cliff.’ The fiscal cliff is of course the dramatic drop in economic and job growth that is supposedly going to occur if the country faces a combination of tax rate increases and government spending cuts. Whether anyone believes the fiscal cliff will actually occur is a moot point. What the Republicans should do at this point is give Obama and the Democrats everything they want in any fiscal cliff deal. That is right...
  • POLITICS: Latino organizations not resting after election

    12/01/2012 3:46:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | November 30, 2012 | David Olson
    After a Nov. 6 election that saw unprecedented gains in Latino political power, Latino organizations already are organizing voter-registration and citizenship drives aimed at increasing their influence further. Several groups are preparing to fan out to colleges, high schools and churches in coming months to register new voters. Citizenship workshops, including one in San Bernardino on Saturday, Dec. 1, aim to turn legal permanent residents into voter-eligible citizens. “The Latino vote really fulfilled its potential this past election in a way it hadn’t done before,” said Arnulfo De La Cruz, California director for Mi Familia Vota, a six-state voter-registration campaign...