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  • Geithner: Romney's statements on women "misleading and ridiculous" (But Romney was 100% accurate)

    04/15/2012 6:44:42 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/15/2012 | By Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pushed back on Mitt Romney's statements that women made up almost all jobs lost during the Obama presidency. "It's misleading and ridiculous," Geithner said on CBS News' "Face the Nation." "It's just a political moment." On the campaign trail, Romney attempted to turn the discussion to women and the economy, blaming President Obama for hurting women's checkbooks. At campaign events, Romney repeatedly said the president's policies are waging "the real war on women," pointing to a statistic that women make up 92.3 percent of jobs lost since Mr. Obama took office. In response to questions by...
  • [Female Afro-American] Expert: black leaders fueling racial division

    04/15/2012 12:41:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Greeley Gazette ^ | April 14, 2012 | Jack Minor
    Carol Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, said black political leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are using the death of Trayvon Martin to stir racial division for political gain. Swain says she believes most Americans wanted an investigation into the Feb. 26 incident in which George Zimmmerman, 28, shot and killed Martin, 17, while on neighborhood watch. Martin was unarmed and walking to his father's fiance's house. Zimmerman claims he was attacked by Martin and shot Martin in self-defense after having his head beat against the pavement. Swain, who is an expert on race...
  • Breakdown of Morale in the Ranks

    04/15/2012 12:39:30 PM PDT · by LessGovIsTheBestGov · 27 replies ^ | April 15, 2012 | Scott Rohter
    Enjoying Everything that Columbia Has to Offer - Obama Secret Service Suffers From More than Just a Lack of Morale in South America - Breakdown of Morale in the Ranks By Scott Rohter, April 2012 A very interesting but barely covered item in the news this week was from Columbia, South America where twelve members of President Obama’s advance security team were recalled back to the United States for “disciplinary reasons.” Hmmm… Have some members of the Secret Service, the nation’s finest and truest men and women, who are responsible for the President’s own personal safety, and who are supposed...
  • Abortion Lobby Assails Movie

    04/15/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 April 2012 | John Semmens
    The NARAL Pro-Choice America organization lashed out at the film “October Baby” for its message and methods. “Movie-goers need to be aware that this film is out-of-step with mainstream America,” NARAL spokesperson Adora Slaughter contended. “It implies that carrying a baby to term is THE right choice. It conceals the fact that one-in-four pregnancies is terminated by abortion. The notion that one-in-four women might be making the wrong choice flies in the face of Secretary Sebelius’ determination that women have the right to make this choice and that insurers must cover it regardless of any psuedo conscientious objections.” “On top...
  • Obama: ‘We’ve Tried This Trickle-Down Experiment Before — It Doesn’t Work’

    04/15/2012 11:36:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    the blaze ^ | 4/14/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The nation needs the so-called Buffett Rule and can’t afford to keep giving tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans “who don’t need them and didn’t even ask for them,” President Barack Obama said in his weekly address. “As many Americans rush to file their taxes this weekend, it’s worth pointing out that we’ve got a tax system that doesn’t always uphold the principle of everyone doing their part,” Obama said. His address caps a week-long effort by the administration in promoting the proposal that would require millionaires to pay a minimum of 30 percent of their income in taxes. The...
  • BREAKING: David Axelrod Endorses Mitt Romney for President

    04/15/2012 10:30:03 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/15/2012 | Eric Erickson
    Breaking news with a hat tip to Kevin Eder for highlighting it for me: David Axelrod, Chief Strategist for President Barack Obama, endorsed Mitt Romney for President on Fox News Sunday this morning. He told Chris Wallace, “The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.” That is precisely right and precisely what Mitt Romney’s campaign has been telling people. Good to see David Axelrod agrees. I...
  • Former Dem. Congressman Kennedy Alleges 'Quid Pro Quo' for Access to White House

    04/15/2012 10:52:30 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 23 replies ^ | April 15 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Access to the Obama White House is in direct correlation to the amount of money donated to the president's reelection effort and the Democratic party, the New York Times reports today. The Times reports: "those who donated the most to Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party since he started running for president were far more likely to visit the White House than others. Among donors who gave $30,000 or less, about 20 percent visited the White House, according to a New York Times analysis that matched names in the visitor logs with donor records. But among those who donated $100,000...
  • War on Women? President "Fairness" Pays Women Less than Men

    04/15/2012 9:59:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | April 15, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    In recent days, if he hasn't been pitching "fairness" and adoption of higher taxes with his so-called Buffet Rule, President Obama has been pandering to women voters.  On April 6, he paraded a group of ladies in front of cameras at a blatant campaign event – funded by taxpayers and hosted at the White House - thinly disguised as an economic forum.   The White House said the purpose was to "highlight ways the administration has helped create ECONOMIC SECURITY for women."  (emphasis added) But, so far as we know, the President failed to explain to the visiting ladies why women...
  • Team Obama Can’t Come Up With Slogan That Sticks

    04/15/2012 8:40:05 AM PDT · by Harley · 73 replies
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | April 9, 2012 | Lonely Conservative
    Team Obama is having trouble coming up with a slogan that sticks. They’ve tried pilfering the Ford auto company’s slogan, “Built to Last,” but that didn’t work out so well. Neither did “Win the Future,” “We Can’t Wait,” or “A Fair Shot.” So, what do you think Obama should use as a campaign slogan?
  • The Obama hunt for Hispanic vote is on

    04/15/2012 6:04:52 AM PDT · by Milagros · 29 replies
    The Obama propaganda for Hispanics is on, full force. His interview will air today, on both main Hispanic channels, [liberal] NBC's Telemundo (known for original programming such as 'caso cerrado.') and on the higher rated Univision (the champion in 'telenovelas.'). On Univision, Obama promises to tackle immigration reform in second term. Jose Diaz-Balart has an extensive interview, noon time, today.
  • Secret Service hooker flap over $47

    04/15/2012 5:56:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 114 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/15/12 | GEOFF EARLE in DC and DON KAPLAN
    A Secret Service agent shamed the United States after a wild night of babes and booze that ended in an argument with a Colombian hooker over as little as $47. One of 11 elite agents assigned to ensure President Obama’s protection at a summit meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, was busted after his lady of the evening refused to leave his hotel room in the morning without her fee. That woman was one of 11 hookers hired by the agents — and the only one who hadn’t left Cartagena’s swank Hotel Caribe, where White House staffers, members of the press and...
  • Former GE CEO Jack Welch Blasts Obama’s Leadership

    04/15/2012 3:50:29 AM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 13, 2012 | Bruno J, Navarro
    President Obama’s “divide-and-conquer” approach isn’t what great leaders do, Jack Welch said Thursday. The renowned former General Electric [GE 18.88 -0.42 (-2.18%) ] CEO chided the president for blaming others for economic woes. “It was the insurance executives in health care. It was the bankers in the collapse. It was the oil companies as oil prices go up. It was Congress if things didn’t go the way he wanted. And recently it’s been the Supreme Court,” he said. “He’s got an enemies list that would make Richard Nixon proud.” Welch, who helmed GE for 21 years and founded the Jack...
  • Baptist leader criticizes Trayvon Martin support [Richard Land]

    04/15/2012 12:57:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Kansas City Star / The Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2012 | Travis Loller
    The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm condemns the response of many black leaders to the Trayvon Martin case as "shameful." Some black pastors within the nation's largest Protestant denomination say Richard Land's comments are setting back an effort to broaden the faith's appeal beyond its traditional white, Southern base. Land says he stands by his assertion that President Barack Obama "poured gasoline on the racialist fires" when he addressed Martin's slaying and that Obama, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton have used the case "to try to gin up the black vote for...
  • Marco Rubio: I'm not going to be the vice president

    04/14/2012 8:32:14 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 88 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    In an interview with CNN today, Marco Rubio said in no uncertain terms that he’s not going to be the vice president. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, widely speculated to be a top pick for the Republican presidential running mate, once again firmly denied he would join the GOP ticket. “I’m not going to be the vice president,” Rubio said Friday in an interview with CNN en Español’s Ismael Cala. “I’m not.” We have two options. We can assume that Rubio meant to imply he wouldn’t join the 2012 GOP ticket under any circumstances — OR — we can parse...
  • Defense service members may be part of Secret S. "misconduct" scandal (Arabs, Hezbollah in area)

    04/14/2012 6:58:34 PM PDT · by Milagros · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | April 14, 2012
    CBS News has learned that at least one United States Secret Service agent is alleged to have sought the services of a prostitute in Cartagena
  • Summit of the Americas: Obama Rips Romney for Supporting Arizona’s Immigration Law

    04/14/2012 4:58:48 PM PDT · by hope · 51 replies
    CARTAGENA, Colombia — President Obama, on a three-day trip to South America, attacked GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney’s stance on immigration reform today, saying his support for Arizona’s tough immigration law is “very troublesome.” “We now have a Republican nominee who said that the Arizona laws are a model for the country. . . and these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption,” Obama told Univision during an interview in Cartagena, where the president is attending the Summit of the Americas. The three-day trip...
  • Gun sales increase across the state, nation

    04/14/2012 5:06:28 PM PDT · by bgill · 99 replies
    kvue ^ | April 14, 2012 | ASHLEY GOUDEAU and JUSTIN TERRY
    The trend is not only happening in Texas, but around the nation. The National Shooting Sports Foundation says 11 million firearms were sold in the U.S. in the last year. The FBI also conducted 16.5 million firearm background checks in 2011. That's nearly two million more than in 2010, and double the amount from 2001. The big question is why? Store owners say gun sales typically increase during an election year, but this year there's more to it.
  • Fun with Electoral Math: Obama 186, Romney 156, 192 In Play

    04/14/2012 4:02:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 14, 2012 | Kate Hicks
    With the Republican primary winding down, and the general election about to heat up, it's time for an initial look at delegate math. What states will go blue? Which red? Which are purple, and how will they swing? Recall December, when Obama campaign manager Jim Messina revealed Team O's "Five Paths to Victory." The campaign first assumed that they would win all the states John Kerry took in 2004, and then hit the necessary 270 electoral votes to win one of five ways: 1. Win Florida; 2. Win Ohio; 3. Win North Carolina and Virginia; 4. Win Colorado, New Mexico,...
  • Secret Service Scandal Widens to US Military (Ho! Hum! Another Day Another Bammy Scandal)

    04/14/2012 3:57:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 14,2012 | JULIE PACE and LIBARDO CARDONA |
    An embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents widened Saturday when the U.S. military confirmed five service members staying at the same hotel in Colombia may have been involved in misconduct as well. The allegations overshadowed President Barack Obama's diplomacy in Latin America and threatened to bruise America's image. The White House found itself having to insist that Obama still had full confidence in the agency designed to protect his life.
  • 5 service members confined in misconduct probe [Colombia hookers again, but military this time]

    04/14/2012 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT | unattributed
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- The U.S. military says five service members supporting the Secret Service in advance of President Barack Obama's visit may have been involved in inappropriate conduct and have been confined to quarters. Obama is in Colombia for a Summit of the Americas. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the incident...stems from the same episode involving about a dozen members of the Secret Service...