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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
    NewtWorldOrderGingrich.com ^ | 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
    http://www.weeklystandard.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Tougher test awaiting Romney: But now attention turns to Obama

    04/14/2012 2:58:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 14, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Any doubt that Mitt Romney would win the Republican nomination vanished when Rick Santorum left the race. It also marked the end of Romney’s time as the defining figure in the overall contest for the White House. The GOP nomination process was seen by many as a competition between Romney and an entertaining cast of I’m Not Mitt challengers. Questions were raised about Romney’s perceived weaknesses and whether he could win over the hearts and votes of conservatives. But now President Barack Obama moves to center stage and becomes the defining figure of the general election campaign. Now it’s about...
  • King: 'Close to' all 11 agents had women, presumed to be prostitutes, in rooms

    04/14/2012 2:53:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 116 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/14/12 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    A U.S. lawmaker says a "significant number" of Secret Service agents involved in an alleged prostitution scandal at an international summit brought women back to their hotel rooms before President Barack Obama arrived in Colombia.
  • Secret Service Agents Face Questioning on Misconduct (New details on HookerGate)

    04/14/2012 2:29:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/14/12 | JACKIE CALMES and ERIC SCHMITT
    -snip- “There are people who willingly went to prostitutes and other people who ended up with prostitutes,” the official said. “Either way, it’s just unacceptable.” Specifically, the official said, on Wednesday night an agent is believed to have taken a Colombian woman back to his hotel room and had then thrown her out in a dispute over money; investigators are trying to figure out whether the agent knew that she had intended to be paid. The woman apparently began causing a disturbance in the hallway, eventually bringing other Secret Service agents — as well as a small number of law...
  • TV reporter grills Obama on extravagant vacations and Obama dodges the question.

    04/14/2012 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 13 replies
    KMOV.com ^ | April 12,2012 | KMOV.com staff
    The Presidential election if still seven months away, but so many people are concerned about where the economy is going and what that could mean for you and your family. From the economy to health care, News 4’s Larry Conners sat down with President Obama and asked some tough questions.
  • Pres. Obama issues Exec. Order to coordinate policy on development of unconventional natural gas

    04/14/2012 12:43:04 PM PDT · by taildragger · 38 replies
    greencarcongress ^ | 4/13/2012 | Staff
    President Obama has issued an Executive Order establishing an interagency working group to coordinate Administration policy efforts to support “safe and responsible” development of unconventional domestic natural gas and associated infrastructure. This would include coordination of policies on fracking.
  • Obama says drug legalization not answer to cartels

    04/14/2012 10:00:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2012
    CARTAGENA, Colombia — President Barack Obama says legalizing drug use is not the answer to trafficking in illegal narcotics in the Americas, countering a growing chorus in Latin America to discuss decriminalization as a way to ease deadly cartel violence. Obama says he is open to having a debate about legalization but he doesn't believe it will lead to an agreement to legalize drugs.
  • Maher: Rosen Meant To Say Ann Romney Never Got Her Ass To Work (video)

    04/14/2012 8:49:53 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 40 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 14, 2012 | Staff
    HBO's Bill Maher weighs in on the Hilary Rosen controversy, dismissing it as a "non-consequential," meaningless controversy. Maher also says Ann Romney "has never gotten her ass out of the house to work." "The language here was, perhaps, inartful, or perhaps America is a society that lives to fight stupid, non-consequential, meaningless controversies and this is the new one," Bill Maher said during the panel portion of his HBO show "Real Time," last night. "But what she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work. No one is...
  • The Democratic Party Is Rotten Through and Through (Commentary)

    04/14/2012 9:58:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2012 | Neil Snyder
    Hilary Rosen is a frequent visitor to the White House. According to White House visitor logs, she has visited the president's home 35 times since he took office, but on Thursday, Press Secretary Jay Carney did his best to distance President Obama from Rosen because of her remarks about Mitt Romney's wife, Ann. Carney's claim that he knows three Hilary Rosens was a feeble attempt to defuse a ticking time bomb. Rosslyn Smith had an interesting blog in Thursday's American Thinker in which she said: Let us count the Hilary Rosens in Jay Carney's world. There is Hilary Rosen spokesperson...
  • How to legally dissolve the U.S. Federal Government (Forget Secession)

    04/14/2012 9:30:37 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 49 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | July 22, 2009 | Skip Sanders
    Thirty four (34) is the number of Legislatures from the several States necessary to call a States Convention or a Constitutional Convention. This also known as an Article Five(5) Convention, or a Convention to Amend the U.S. Constitution. With fifty (50) States in the U.S. Federal Compact today, thirty four (34) is the Constitutional number of legislatures from the several States needed to cross the threshold for such a convention. Let's look at Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution : "The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on...
  • The European Evidence Shows Why the Left’s Real Goal Is Higher Taxes on the Middle Class

    04/14/2012 8:40:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Why are taxes so much higher in Europe, consuming 46 percent of economic output compared to 32 percent of GDP in America? Is it because nations such as France, Greece, and Sweden have adopted the kind of class-warfare policies that Obama wants for the United States? Surprisingly, the answer is no.As explained by Veronique de Rugy, the United States actually has a more “progressive” tax code than European nations. The corporate tax rate is higher in the United States than in any European country, and the double taxation of dividends and capital gains also is far above the European average....
  • Video: MSNBC: 'Team Obama Lost The Week'

    04/14/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    beitbart.com ^ | 4/14/12
    MSNBC's Chuck Todd reflected on the misadventures of the Obama administration this week.
  • Obama worshipers fell all over themselves when he offered food to N Korea. Wonder how they feel now?

    04/14/2012 8:14:53 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 15 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 14, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    In researching Island Turtle’s article on the folly of President Obama’s agreement to buy the same horse twice (actually the third or fourth time is more accurate) with his 240 kilotons of food, for 8 months of good behavior (until the election) by Kim Jong-un, I was bowled over by the obsequious praise of The One by NY Times readers. It took only two weeks for young Kim to announce he was breaking the deal and 6 weeks to launch the rocket which ended in failure. And it now appears he will detonate a nuclear weapon to add an exclamation...
  • Secret Service agents relieved of duty in Colombia amid alleged misconduct (Stiffed hooker alert)

    04/14/2012 8:07:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/14/12 | Dan Lothian
    Secret Service agents sent to Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama were relieved of duty and returned home amid allegations of misconduct, a spokesman said. -snip- One of the agents did not pay one of the prostitutes, and she complained to the police," Kessler said. Calling it "clearly the biggest scandal in Secret Service history," Kessler said 12 agents are accused of involvement in the incident "in one degree or another," from allegedly interfering in the investigation to participating in other alleged misconduct.
  • Madison Tea Party Rally Today – #Occupiers & Union Goons Threaten Chaos

    04/14/2012 7:22:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/14/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Last February THOUSANDS of Tea Party Patriots turned out in Madison, Wisconsin, in support of Republican Governor Scott Walker. It was an amazing turnout considering the Saturday rally was only announced on Friday morning. The tea party patriots filled the state capital grounds from the steps to the street over 100 yards back. There were so many Walker supporters there that you couldn’t hear the speakers from the stage in the back of the crowd. Today we’re doing it again… Show Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker that he has support by coming out to the Wisconsin Tax Day Rally at the...
  • Obama: Buffett Rule Will Boost ‘Growth’(!!??)(A D*mn*ble Lie)

    04/14/2012 7:03:59 AM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 14, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama used his weekly address to continue pressuring lawmakers to pass his "Buffett Rule” proposal, saying the measure would make the tax code more fair and help fund needed investments to grow the economy. "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 in the address posted online Saturday. "This is not just about fairness, this is also about growth,” he added. “It’s about being able to make the investments we need to strengthen...
  • Secret Service Misconduct Is Alleged (Will suspended agents squeal on Reggie Love weekends?)

    04/14/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/14/12 | LAURA MECKLER
    CARTAGENA, Colombia—The Secret Service is investigating allegations that one or more agents on President Barack Obama's security detail to Colombia were involved with prostitution, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. An unspecified number of agents have been sent home and are being replaced by other Secret Service personnel, the agency said in a statement.
  • DOL forcing media to use government computers

    04/13/2012 9:34:53 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 11 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | April 13, 2012 | byMark Tapscott Executive Editor
    Unrest is simmering in some quarters of the Washington news universe regarding changes in the way the Department of Labor (DOL) manages its pre-release media “lockups” on sensitive data like weekly jobless benefits and unemployment. For years, journalists participating in the lockups have shown up at DOL at the appointed time, then entered a limited-access area to receive the new data and prepare news stories for release as soon as official embargoes end. The system insures that major news organizations get the data as soon as possible and allows journalists covering the release get a jump on providing analyses and...
  • Obama Family Tax Shelter First family transfers wealth, avoids taxes

    04/13/2012 10:14:00 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 13 2012
    President Obama and his wife, Michele, gave a total of $48,000 in tax-free gifts to their daughters, according to tax records made public on Friday. The president and his wife separately gave each daughter a $12,000 gift under a section of the federal tax code that exempts such donations from federal taxes. There is nothing illegal about the president’s taking advantage of this tax shelter, but it does raise eyebrows given that he has lamented the myriad tax exemptions used by the wealthy—“millionaires and billionaires” like himself—to pay less in taxes. He has yet to propose a comprehensive plan to...
  • ObamaCare Vs. LeninCare: U.S. Copies Soviets

    04/13/2012 5:54:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 13, 2012
    The Obama Record: When Vladimir I. Lenin sought to remake Russian society into a "proletariats' paradise," he targeted three sectors for control: health care, banking and education. Sound familiar? Of these three, however, Lenin viewed socialized medicine as the "keystone" to building his socialist utopia. The Bolshevik leader told the Russian people everybody would be able to afford going to the doctor, not just the "greedy rich." He also claimed centralized control of the medical industry would "reduce costs" and end the "waste" from "unnecessary duplication and parallelism" in a competitive market. In 1918, the USSR became the first nation...
  • Obama Has No Real Plan Other Than Class Warfare

    04/13/2012 5:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 13, 2012 | MARK STEYN
    In the end, free societies get the governments they deserve. So, if the American people wish to choose their chief executive on the basis of the "war on women," the Republican theocrats' confiscation of your contraceptives or whatever other mangy and emaciated rabbit the Great Magician produces from his threadbare topper, they are free to do so, and they will live with the consequences. This week's bit of ham-handed misdirection was "the Buffett Rule," a not-so-disguised capital-gains tax hike designed to ensure that Warren Buffett pays as much tax as his secretary. If the alleged Sage of Omaha is as...
  • Unprecedented Presidential Posturing (Peter Schiff)

    04/13/2012 8:21:26 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 18 replies
    Safe Haven/Euro Pacific Capital, Inc. ^ | April 12, 2012 | Peter Schiff
    Last week, responding to President Obama's latest populist assault on the wealthy, I issued a commentary in which I explained why his ideas about American economic history were fundamentally flawed. As dangerous and erroneous as those views are, at least I can cut the President some slack for commenting on a subject in which he really has no basis for expertise. Hailing from academia and local community organizing, Barack Obama likely did not spend huge amounts of time boning up on economic history. However, there are other subjects where he should find firmer footing. Constitutional law certainly comes to mind....
  • Secret Service Scandal Rocks Obama Trip

    04/13/2012 8:04:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday, April 13, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    Up to a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia for President Barack Obama’s trip there have been relieved of their duties amid allegations of misconduct. The Secret Service did not detail the accusations but said they did not affect security for the president, who landed in the country Friday for a weekend at the Summit of the Americas. The Associated Press reported that the allegations involved prostitutes. The actions happened before the president’s arrival on Friday, the AP reported, citing unnamed sources. “There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia prior to the President’s...
  • Book REVIEW: ‘Debacle’

    04/13/2012 8:03:04 PM PDT · by Bobbys1963 · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, April 13, 2012 | W. James Antle III
    Remember the stimulus plan? The big spending package enacted at the height of hope and change, its legacy reads like a litany of broken campaign promises. It was “only” supposed to cost $787 billion. It was intended to create or save 5.5 million jobs. It was going to keep unemployment from spiking to more than 9 percent. Even before Barack Obama was sworn in, members of his economic team were predicting that unemployment would peak at 7.9 percent sometime in 2009 before falling below 6 percent by April 2012. Does it sound like an alternate reality? Well, prepare to enter...
  • Misconduct alleged against Secret Service agents

    04/13/2012 7:07:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2012 | JULIE PACE
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — A dozen Secret Service agents with President Barack Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty because of allegations of misconduct. The Associated Press received an anonymous tip that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, the site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the allegation.
  • Obama paid lower tax rate than secretary

    04/13/2012 5:35:31 PM PDT · by KSanders · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 13 2012
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama had a combined income of $789,674 in 2011 but paid a lower tax rate than the president's secretary, who made less than $100,000, the White House confirmed Friday. The Obamas paid an effective rate of 20.5 percent. White House aides would not reveal presidential secretary Anita Breckenridge’s tax rate but confirmed it was higher than the first family's rate. Breckenridge earned $95,000 last year. The Obamas' rate is less than the 30 percent the president wants millionaires to pay under his proposed Buffett Rule.
  • ALARMS OVER OBAMA COUP AGAINST CONSTITUTION SURGING

    04/13/2012 5:32:34 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 121 replies
    WND ^ | April 13, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Now, again, there are words like “egocentric megalomaniac” being ascribed to the White House, and warnings about detention camps and government surveillance of its citizens. But where previous generations of warnings emanated from lone wolves with their fax machines in dusty spare rooms, the current alarms are being issued by the likes of Investors Business Daily, First Amendment authority Nat Hentoff, New York Times best-selling author Robert Ringer and their equals...
  • Obama's Secretarial Tax Fallacy

    04/13/2012 5:29:46 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 30 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | April 13, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    By: Larry Walker, Jr.There's no way Obama's secretary paid a higher effective tax rate than the Obamas. You don't believe it? Are income taxes such a mystery that we can't find out? Well, let's run the numbers and see. According to Jake Tapper of ABC News, Mr. Obama released his 2011 federal income tax today, with he and his wife reporting an adjusted gross income of $789,674. The Obamas paid $162,074 in total tax – an effective federal income tax rate of 20.5%.The White House also reported that President Obama’s secretary, Anita Decker Breckenridge, makes $95,000 a year. White House...
  • MARK LEVIN ON OBAMA'S PERVERSION OF REAGAN'S TAX POLICIES

    04/13/2012 5:21:17 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 2 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | April 13, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    Levin asked, “How stupid does the president think we are?” He said that the idea that the most left-wing president, who wants to fundamentally change America, invokes Ronald Reagan amazes him. “I have news for him, we’re not that stupid.”
  • iPhone app projects user household tax payments for federal deficit

    04/13/2012 4:31:30 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/12/2012 | Staff
    U.S. taxpayers can now use their iPhone to compare how much different plans to tackle the federal deficit would cost them in their yearly income taxes. Debt Bomb — based on the U.S. tax code and publicly available data from the Congressional Budget Office and other government sources — allows users to project how a raise in taxes would cost in their personal income taxes over the years. In order to make a projection, users input basic income tax data — modeled after what a household pays in taxes — into the app. “Debt is going to be one of...
  • CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves' 2011 Compensation Jumps 21 Percent to $69.9 Million

    04/13/2012 4:22:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/13/2012 | Georg Szalai
    UPDATED: Executive chairman Sumner Redstone made an unchanged $20.3 million last year, while his CEO overtook Viacom's Philippe Dauman to become the highest-paid Hollywood CEO so far this reporting season. CBS Corp. said late Friday that president and CEO Leslie Moonves received higher compensation worth $69.9 million last year, driven by option awards. The total pay package, details of which were disclosed in a regulatory filing, was up 21 percent from the $57.7 million the media mogul had made in 2010 and makes him the highest-paid Hollywood CEO so far this reporting season. In 2010, the highest-paid CEO in the...