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  • Former Soviet Union Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev Says He‘ll ’Support Obama’

    04/23/2012 9:38:35 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 23, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    In a story that is sure to delight conservatives with a sense of irony, former Soviet head honcho Mikhail Gorbachev has announced that he has every intention of supporting President Obama for reelection. It’s not quite an endorsement, but it’s as close as Gorbachev will probably get. You may remember that this is the same Mikhail Gorbachev who dissolved the Soviet Union, which he only did, according to some sources, after being thoroughly outgunned and outfoxed by former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980′s. The endorsement came at, of all places, a high school, where Gorbachev was delivering a lecture...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (April 23, 2012)

    04/23/2012 8:52:55 PM PDT · by Doofer · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 23, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. In a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney earns 47% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.
  • Can Obama Safely Embrace Islamists? (State Dept: Obama made world safe for "legitimate Islamism")

    04/23/2012 7:34:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Michael Hirsch
    In an article in the current National Journal called "The Post Al Qaida Era," I write that the Obama administration is taking a new view of Islamist radicalism. The president realizes he has no choice but to cultivate the Muslim Brotherhood and other relatively "moderate" Islamist groups emerging as lead political players out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere. (The Muslim Brotherhood officially renounced violence decades ago, leading then-dissident radicals such as Ayman al-Zawahiri to join al Qaida.) It is no longer the case, in other words, that every Islamist is seen as a potential accessory to...
  • Caption Obama

    04/23/2012 5:51:36 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 33 replies
    weasel zippers | April 23, 2012
    President Barack Obama strikes the Heisman pose after he awarded theCommander-in-Chief Trophy to the Air Force Academy football team, Monday, April 23, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
  • EDITORIAL: More fracking red tape

    04/23/2012 5:56:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | Editorial
    New EPA rules place a green thumb on energy scalesNewton’s law says for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Obama’s law says for every innovation, there is an equal and opposite regulation. Despite President Obama’s assurance he is doing everything he can to solve the nation’s energy woes, his minions are busily grinding out fresh regulations to ensure only unaffordable power options have a chance at success. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday finalized 588 pages of new restrictions on the production of natural gas and oil that take primary aim at hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,”...
  • Romney's Taxes

    04/23/2012 5:40:43 PM PDT · by agee · 11 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/23/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    Has Andrew Breitbart won? The failure to properly vet the president was a rallying cry of Breitbart shortly before his death. On Saturday the über liberal New York Times promised to vet President Obama this election cycle. The Grey Lady, who in prior award winning journalistic fashion reported glowingly on 1930s progressive icon Joseph Stalin, admitted to not doing it’s job during the last election. From the Times Publi...
  • Google Books lists Bill Ayers as author of Dreams from My Father

    04/23/2012 4:40:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Google, which sits atop more data than anybody outside the NSA, is presenting Bill Ayers as the author of Barack Obama's purported first autobiography, Dreams from My Father. Follow this link and see it while you can. If it is gone by the time you read this, a screen shot of the page, and a close-up on the Dreams entry are provided for posterity...
  • Obama to Make Iowa City Area Stop April 25

    04/23/2012 4:06:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    KCRG-TV9 ^ | Apr 19, 2012 | Kara Kelly
    KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa News Obama to Make Iowa City Area Stop April 25 By Kara Kelly April 19, 2012 DES MOINES, Iowa – President Obama will make his second visit to the Eastern Iowa Corridor this year when he makes a stop in the Iowa City area April 25. The White House has confirmed the president’s visit, but released no details about where he will be or what time of day he will visit. According to local sources, the president may visit the University of Iowa. It would be his third visit to the UI campus. The last...
  • Environmentally Sound Energy Independence

    04/22/2012 4:32:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 4-22-2012 | Sarah Palin - Commentary
    April 22, 2012 Environmentally Sound Energy Independence Sarah Palin On this holiest of days for EcoLiberals, how about if Americans celebrate Earth Day with responsible energy development that leads to greater independence and conservation? There’s no better way for President Obama and his administration to celebrate Earth Day than to embrace a real, environmentally sound commitment to energy independence instead of relying on foreign countries that lack environmental safeguards. One aspect of the “all-of-the-above” approach I have been discussing for years involves, of course, the necessity to “drill, baby, drill.” It’s no secret that throughout America, including the very wealthy...
  • Dreams of Obama's second term

    04/23/2012 1:55:46 PM PDT · by hecht · 9 replies
    Dreams of Obama's second term The sad part is, it's probably true. Yet another reason why Obama must be voted out (Hat Tip: Lance K).
  • Localities Get Up to $33,000 in Subsidies per Chevy Volt (Outrageous tax dollar waste)

    04/23/2012 1:03:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 23, 2012 | Mark Modica
    A Jacksonville.com report gives a good explanation for why some Florida localities are purchasing Chevy Volts. When Jacksonville's chief of fleet management, Karim Kurji, was asked what the advantage of going green by purchasing Volts was he hit the nail on the head when he replied, "Federal money." The story goes on to reveal that the total federal taxpayer money used to subsidize one Chevy Volt purchased by Atlantic Beach was over $33,000. It now appears obvious that the Obama Administration and General Motors are willing to pay just about any price, even if the taxpayers are footing the...
  • First Lady Touts Husband’s God-Like Quality

    04/23/2012 12:17:34 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Searching for a persuasive theme for President Obama’s reelection campaign hasn’t been easy. First Lady Michelle Obama described her difficult quest for “a meaningful way to convey the message that we must reelect my husband as president.” “I was listening to this radio show where a caller was asking Ted Nugent if he would be supporting my husband’s reelection,” Michelle recalled. “When I heard him say ‘Jesus Christ, Obama?’ I knew we had our strategy.” “Think about it,” Michelle urged. “My husband has brought this country out of the dark and into the light. Isn’t that what Jesus would do?...
  • Now why would this be? Reuters bleats that new state laws against voter fraud will hurt Obama

    04/23/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Reuters is worried that new tough anti voter fraud laws will hurt Barack Obama’s chances of reelection next November. Complaining that such laws “could” reduce Obama’s supporters by “hundreds of thousands” the media outlet apparently sees no irony in its own position. Reuters doesn’t feel at all self-conscious about the implication that only fraudulent applicants have to be concerned about these new laws and honest people would not be disadvantaged in the least. “Republican” led Legislatures Further exposing its support for voter fraud the media giant cites “Republican-led legislatures” in 12 states as the culprits who are sharply restricting fraudulent...
  • Carney: Keystone Pipeline Would 'Sacrifice American Sovereignty'

    04/23/2012 11:37:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    breitbart.com/biggovernment ^ | 4/23/12 | Whitney Pitcher
    In a press conference on Friday, White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to the recent new Keystone pipeline bill passed by Congress earlier this week, as theWashington Examiner reports: "It would be preemptively sacrificing American sovereignty" to approve the pipeline, White Hosue [sic] Press Secretary Jay Carney said, because a route for the northern portion of the pipeline has not been established. "The United States Congress -- a very important body, takes American security and sovereignty very seriously, or should -- is saying that we will, in advance -- blind -- approve a proposal for a pipeline, a proposal...
  • White House clears staff in Colombia scandal

    04/23/2012 11:03:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/23/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Obama's chief counsel has concluded that no White House staffers in Colombia were involved in wrongdoing, press secretary Jay Carney said on Monday. Carney said the counsel looked into the actions of members of the White House advance team as a matter of "due diligence" and that "there have been no specific credible allegations of misconduct."
  • Iran: Obama Should Avoid Carter's Outcome (Worst, Most Ignominious Insult Imaginable)

    04/23/2012 11:37:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    With Iran claiming victory over the West in the 5+1 nuclear negotiations last week in Istanbul, officials of the Islamic regime are again increasing the war rhetoric, vowing that they will not step back from their nuclear program. And in any military confrontation, Iran's response will be more devastating than imagined, it warned. At the same time, Iran is calling for the removal of sanctions, calling this the only viable option left for President Obama to save himself. "The only path left for Obama to avoid a big loss to the Republicans in the upcoming election is to compromise with...
  • ‘Gunwalker’ suspect gave ATF and border authorities plenty of clues amidst lies

    04/23/2012 5:56:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    From his hospital bed in Birmingham, Ala., Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars has obtained a copy of the Department of Justice Report of Investigation of the incident where an ATF agent let a surveilled suspect with prior arrests go, after giving him a $10 bill with her phone number written on it in exchange for his pledge that he’d lead her to bigger fish. “During the inspection, a Border Patrol Agent assisting the CBPOs [Customs and Border Protection Officers] performed Treasury Enforcement Communication Systems (TECS) subject queries on the subjects which disclosed CELlS-ACOSTA was under investigation for firearms trafficking,”...
  • 2 Accused in Fast and Furious Case to Change Plea

    04/23/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 23 Apr 2012
    Two men charged with participating in a gun smuggling ring are expected to change their pleas in the federal government's botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. Alfredo Celis is set to change his plea on May 11, while Danny Cruz Morones is scheduled to change his plea on May 14.
  • Shift on executive power lets Obama bypass rivals

    04/23/2012 11:07:41 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 4.23.12 | Charlie Savage
    One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism. snip Aides say many more such moves are coming. Not just a short-term shift in governing style and a re-election strategy, Mr. Obama’s increasingly assertive use of executive action could foreshadow pitched battles over the separation of powers in his second term, should he win and Republicans consolidate their power in Congress. snip The unilateralist strategy carries political...
  • [Cochise County Sheriff] Dever to High Court [SCOUTS] on SB 1070

    04/23/2012 10:53:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Although some are tired of hearing about Arizona’s border problems, others are not. That’s how Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever sees the issue, which not only impacts Arizona but also far beyond the state. The federal government’s attack on Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 is just an example of those in Washington, D.C., who are unaware of the enormous problem illegal immigrants and drug cartels are causing throughout the nation, Dever said. Speaking to more than 40 people Thursday night at the monthly dinner meeting of the Coronado Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, the sheriff said the federal...