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  • How The Gutsiest President Ever Single-Handedly Killed OBL

    05/08/2012 10:08:23 AM PDT · by randomhero97 · 14 replies
    Salisbury News ^ | May 07, 2012 | Unknown
    http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-gutsiest-president-ever-single.html
  • Will the "October Surprise" be war with Iran?

    05/08/2012 11:10:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/8/2012 | Doug Book
    In early March, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported Barack Obama had offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government the latest in “bunker busting bombs” along with advanced refueling planes in exchange for the PM’s promise to delay any attack against Iranian nuclear facilities until 2013. It was a clear attempt by Obama to bribe the nation of Israel into refraining from war until AFTER the November election. (1) Naturally, Regime spokesmen denied a story so uncomfortable for Obama, especially in light of his already dwindling support among even the most dependably liberal of voting groups—American Jews. And the New York...
  • GM Boycott Hurting Market Share?

    05/08/2012 11:09:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 8, 2012 | Mark Modica
    Last week's earnings report from General Motors revealed a troubling statistic for shareholders. GM's market share for North America shrunk from 18.3% a year ago to 16.7% for the latest quarter. Not coincidently, a survey by Yahoo Autos revealed that a full 13% of consumers would now "never" consider purchasing a GM vehicle while another 15% are less likely to purchase. A negative perception of the auto bailout process and the continued political overtones at GM are the reasons for the boycott. Another recent Rasmussen poll showed that 59% of Americans view the auto bailouts as a failure. The...
  • They went after cigarettes, I didn't care, now they are going after bake sales.

    05/08/2012 10:37:51 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 38 replies
    5/8/12
    I'm paraphrasing a Catholic Bishop during nazi Germany, who basically said ,they came after the Jews and I didn't care, and now they are coming after me.
  • Do you call it: 'McRaven Gate'?

    05/08/2012 10:30:50 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    The scandalFMR Attorney General Mukasey: 'Highly Lawyered' Memo Would Have Blamed Failed OBL Raid on Navy Admiral... McRaven would have been the fall guy The Blaze - May 7, 2012Gutsy call? - The memo puts all control in the hands of Admiral McRaven... even if this was some sort of attempt to make McRaven a fall guy. HotAir Apr 29, 2012
  • The question of President Obama's draft card: Has evidence been destroyed?

    05/08/2012 9:53:18 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 07, 2012 | Alan Jones
    Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s selective service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. Government intentions. The new rules allow existing copies of documents that may be sought by investigators to be destroyed. The Selective Service System’s new privacy rules were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, four days after the September 16 announcement by World Net Daily that the Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case Posse” was opening an inquiry with full subpoena...
  • Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans

    05/08/2012 7:11:49 AM PDT · by No One Special · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve McCann
    The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860. This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why...
  • Rasmussen: Three-Way Race: Romney 44%, Obama 39%, Ron Paul 13%

    05/08/2012 9:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 05/08/2012
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul appears more interested in influencing the direction of the Republican Party than in running as an independent presidential candidate. But perhaps Democrats should be careful what they wish for: Even if Mitt Romney’s remaining GOP challenger should run as a third party candidate, new Rasmussen Reports surveying finds Romney the winner of a three-way race. The latest national telephone survey shows that 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think Paul should run as a third party candidate. Sixty-one percent (61%) disagree, but 13% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The national survey...
  • 2 dead, at least 24 wounded in weekend shootings

    05/07/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 6 May 2012 | Sun Times Media Wire
    Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people -- one of them a 12-year-old girl -- have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. About 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Devon Paramore, 33, of the 8600 block of West 87th Street, was shot in the back and right armpit in the 1300 block of 13th Street and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The other fatal shooting occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday in the city’s Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, where police said they found an unresponsive 16-year-old boy...
  • Can We Taxpayers Expect Anything From “Julia?”

    05/08/2012 9:16:01 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-08-12 | Warren Beatty
    On Thursday, April 3, 2012, the Barack Obama re-election campaign released “The Life of Julia.” In it are 12 stages in the life of “Julia,” a fictional woman used to demonstrate how Obama’s policies would help her. Throughout the stages in her life, Julia is depicted as someone who benefits from the programs either created by or funded by Obama. The obvious message is that a vote for Obama will keep the largesse flowing for all, not just fictional Julia. One very real problem with the “Julia” concept is that throughout the 12 stages nowhere is it mentioned that...
  • GenVeg: WTF?

    05/08/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-08-2012 | MOTUS
    Have you heard about the GenVeg campaign? No, it’s not a new youth-vote drive. It’s a collaboration between Birdseye and Lady M to promote their frozen vegetables and her No Child’s Fat Behind program. The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and its honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the childhood obesity crisis, today announced that Birds Eye, America's leading vegetable company, is launching a three-year effort to encourage kids to look at vegetables in a whole new way. "Birds Eye understands that talking to kids differently about eating their vegetables is...
  • Heritage Employment Report: Jobs Do Not Bloom in April

    05/08/2012 6:47:07 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 6 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 4, 2012 | By Rea Hederman, Jr. and James Sherk
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 115,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate declined to 8.1 percent from 8.2 percent. However, further declines in the percentage of Americans in the labor force explain this slightly lower unemployment rate. Indeed, the labor force participation rate dipped to a 30-year low as many unemployed workers simply left the labor force. The April report is further evidence that the job market has cooled from its more rapid growth in the first quarter. This slowdown will likely spur calls for more stimulus spending. However, government spending comes at the...
  • Al-Qaeda Coming Back Despite Obama's Claims, Says Expert

    05/08/2012 8:24:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/12 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama said last week that the Al-Qaeda was “on a path to defeat,” but Seth Jones, a former U.S. Special Operations Command senior adviser, says the evidence he has collected points to the contrary. Jones recently wrote a book called “Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of Al Qa'ida Since 9/11”, .... Jones spoke with the U.S. News website last week about his theory of “waves” of violence from Al-Qaeda and what needs to be done to prevent the next cycle. “When you look at fatality data, what you see is three major waves of activity,” he...
  • [ChiCom Defense Chief] Liang visits Pentagon, Panetta

    05/08/2012 7:25:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    China Daily ^ | 2012-05-08 11:21 | Tan Yingzi
    Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, in a visit to the Pentagon on Monday, met with United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and called for the two sides to continue to build upon their military ties. After meeting with Panetta, Liang told a news conference that the two sides are committed to continue building a sound, stable and reliable military-to-military relationship through more communication. "Facing the complicated and serious security situation in Asia-Pacific, both of us agree that it is in line with our own interests to strengthen the cooperation between the two militaries in order to protect the peace...
  • John Kerry acting as key Obama surrogate, fuelling secretary of state buzz

    05/08/2012 7:40:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 30/04/2012 | Lee-Anne Goodman,
    John Kerry acting as key Obama surrogate, fuelling secretary of state buzz By: Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press 30/04/2012 WASHINGTON - John Kerry, the Democratic senator whose patrician ways helped seal his defeat to George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election, is emerging one of Barack Obama's top lieutenants in the U.S. president's battle for re-election. Kerry's foreign policy gravitas makes him a natural to tout Obama's achievements on everything from ordering the successful hit on 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden a year ago to working to topple Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. The long-serving Massachusetts lawmaker has been the chairman...
  • Obama's 'likeability' fading fast

    05/08/2012 6:33:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/08/2012
    Ever since he burst on the national scene, up from obscurity as an Illinois State Senator addicted to voting present, his purported "likeability" has been cited as one of Barack Obama's principal political assets. Polling has historically shown that even as the public may disapprove his policies, they tell pollsters that they like him personally. To be honest, he has always left me cold, because I recognize in him the sort of figure I encountered many times in my academic career: someone who masks his lack of substance with a big smile, jokes (sometimes mean jokes at the expense of...
  • Obama would enable a nation of Julias

    05/08/2012 6:24:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we might already have a winner. It is "The Life of Julia," the Obama re-election team's cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government every step of her life. The phrase "cradle-to-grave welfare state" originated with Clement Attlee's socialist government in post-World War II Britain. Back then, it was meant as a boastful description of a new age of government activism. Subsequently, it became a term of derision for critics of an overweening government. In the spirit of Attlee, the Obama campaign revives the concept of "cradle...
  • ‘Julia’ ad fascinating for its sheer ideological purity

    05/08/2012 5:55:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner's The Political Surf ^ | May 7, 2012 | Doug Gibson, Opinion Editor
    President Obama’s new web campaign ad, “The Life of Julia,” (watch) is perhaps the most blatantly statist political advertisement yet from one of the two major parties. Pitched, I suspect to single women, primarily those college-aged and worried about the responsibilities of adulthood, it posits that government programs are essential to every stage of a woman’s life. It’s fascinating for its sheer ideological purity. From Head Start as a toddler to Social Security and community gardens volunteering late in life, big government is the most intimate partner of Julia’s life. Once Julia’s taken advantage of ObamaCare to stay on her...
  • Economy: Blue States Fare Worse Than Red States Under Obama

    05/08/2012 5:14:31 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/08/2012 | John Merline
    President Obama entered the national spotlight with a rousing 2004 Democratic convention speech that talked about how it was wrong "to slice-and-dice our country into red states and blue states." Last week he reiterated the point in a tweet to his followers, saying that "there are no red states or blue states, just the United States." But when it comes to the economic recovery, there has been a clear difference. It turns out, in fact, that blue states have done worse economically than have red states under Obama, according to an IBD analysis of various government economic data.
  • Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans

    05/08/2012 3:05:56 AM PDT · by beejaa · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve McCann
    ..."The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders... "The most significant accomplishment of Obama's first term is to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in...
  • Obama's supporters and mentors

    05/08/2012 12:38:46 AM PDT · by se99tp · 3 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | May 7th, 2012 | Herbert Romerstein
    The collapse of the Soviet Union had many effects but one was a split in the Communist Party USA. A number of Communist Party officials and activists, with the Soviet Union no longer there to offer instructions and funding, and disillusioned with the dictatorial rule of Party leader Gus Hall, left to form their own group, the Committees of Correspondence (CoC), also known as the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS) Mitchell, referring to the collapse of the Soviet Union, which she called “the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe”, complained that it “left the United States in...
  • Obama's algae energy euphoria: Is pond scum a green scam?

    05/07/2012 11:36:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 6, 2012 | Larry Bell
    Is there something fishy about algae? Is it the revolutionary new fuel source opportunity the Obama administration represents it to be? Last February, in a University of Miami campaign speech intended to pacify prospective pump price-panicked patrons, the president said: "We're making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that's actually made from a plant-like substance, algae...You've got a lot of algae out there, right? If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we'll be doing all right. Believe it or not, we could replace up to 17% of the oil...
  • Obama campaign denies voter registration erosion

    05/07/2012 10:59:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/7/12 12:10 PM EDT | BYRON TAU
    The Obama campaign is pushing back against reports that voter registration is eroding among key constituencies like Hispanics and blacks. "Registration among Latinos and African Americans has never been higher. There are more Americans of both backgrounds registered to vote today than there were when President Obama was elected," Clo Ewing, director of constituency press, wrote in a blog post attacking a recent Washington Post story on registration erosion. The Post reported last week, using Census data, that Hispanic voter registrations declined 5 percent nationwide, while black voter registration declined 7 percent nationwide. The state-by-state picture showed Hispanic voter registration...
  • Appropriate Actions! Eric Holder Speaks On Trayvon Martin (DETAILS)

    05/07/2012 8:07:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Global Grind ^ | May 7, 2012
    Overcoming injustice and eliminating disparities is something that America still struggles with, as the case of Trayvon Martin has become national news. In a speech to the Detroit chapter of the NAACP on Sunday, Attorney General Eric Holder mentioned the case of Trayvon while talking about the violence and crime involving young people in today’s inner cities. As Holder told the NAACP: "This (violence) is an issue that has -– rightly -– garnered significant national attention in recent months, as our nation has struggled to make sense of the tragic shooting death of a Florida teenager named Trayvon Martin. As...
  • What do you do when the president is NOT a natural-born citizen?

    05/07/2012 7:51:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 83 replies
    5/07/12 | Me
    The Senate should take action. The House of Representatives should take action. Where are they?
  • In New Biography, Obama Asks: Am I an American?

    05/07/2012 7:29:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Byron York
    ...the Maraniss book published last week in Vanity Fair reveals a portrait of Obama that might have enriched the voters' understanding of him in the 2008... The excerpt focuses on Obama's brief time in New York after his graduation from Columbia University. The son of a Kenyan father and an American expatriate mother, Obama emerges as a man questioning whether he viewed himself, or wanted to be viewed by others, as an American. Not in a citizenship sense -- Obama was born in the United States and that was that -- but in the sense of how he saw the...
  • Obama administration advises new French president: For sake of world economy, don’t raise taxes

    05/07/2012 7:16:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/7/12 | Michelle Malkin
    “Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes…” ***** President Obama was quick to invite France’s Socialist president-elect to Washington for a visit, but the White House also had some rather perplexing advice for Francois Hollande: President Obama’s spokesman warned the new socialist president-elect of France not to implement his campaign agenda of ending austerity measures, indicating that such a reversal could damage the world economy. “A balanced approach . . . Both fiscal consolidation and efforts to boost the recovery is the right approach for Europe,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today. “That’s an approach that he thinks...
  • The End of Obama Liberalism as an Intellectual Movement

    05/07/2012 7:06:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 5, 2012 | Carl Paulus
    Over the past six months the public has watched the current liberal intellectual movement crumble as its leaders have failed to provide a tenable solution to the serious problems facing our nation. President Obama is desperately searching for a way to convince the public he should be reelected. But his liberal ideology is no longer capable of providing effective answers to the questions of the 21st century. Today's liberalism has been reduced to an opposition movement, rather than a coherent ideological alternative to conservatism. The Democratic Party all but confirmed this notion with their latest slogan for the 2012 campaign:...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (May 07)

    05/07/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Doofer · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 07, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney earning 47% of the vote and President Obama attracting 45% support. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while four percent (4%) are undecided. The candidates have been within two points of each other for ten of the last 11 days. During that time, Obama has had a slight advantage on six days, Romney on five. All signs indicate that the race for the White House is a pure toss-up with six months to go. See tracking history. The candidates are just three points apart...
  • Meet the First Obama Girlfriend

    05/02/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 499 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/2/12 | Ben Shapiro
    It only took nearly six years for the media to begin vetting President Obama’s past. Today, Vanity Fair released an excerpt from a new biography of Barack Obama by David Maraniss. The excerpt discusses Barack Obama's first love affair, with a white Australian woman named Genevieve Cook. It's a telling examination of who Obama was as a young man -- and it shows a self-absorbed "internationalist" with delusions of grandeur. Photo credit Vanity Fair. The book itself sounds like an ode to Obama. Maraniss writes, “At age 20, Obama was a man of the world … He could not be...
  • Dr Krugman's Magic Dogma

    05/07/2012 6:32:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 5, 2012 | James Lewis
    Harry Truman famously complained about his economic advisers, who wouldn't give him simple, straight answers. "All they say is 'On the one hand this, and on the other hand that,'" he was quoted. "I'm looking for a one-handed economist!" Well, ol' Harry could have found economists who were absolutely cocksure -- and wrong. Take Paul Krugman, the Jeremiah of the new New York Times Agit-Prop page. Dr K is absolshshtutely, posilutely sure that another trillion bucks of deficit spending will fix the US economy. Other economists may have their doubts, but Dr K knows the answer in his bones. Krugman...
  • Dismal Beginning To Obama's Never-Ending Campaign

    05/07/2012 6:25:26 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Politics: The Preezy of the United Steezy, as Barack Obama lets Jimmy Fallon refer to him, opens his re-election bid to a partially-filled stadium and a letter from his rival asking this year's key question: Where are the jobs? There were no faux Greek columns when the president with the composite girlfriend and taste for canine filets officially began his 57-state campaign Saturday at Ohio State University's 18,300-seat Schottenstein Center that was only partially filled with those wearing faded "hope and change" T-shirts hoping to get their student loans paid off. According to recent stats, only half of OSU graduates...
  • By Responding to Critics, Bumbling Obama Campaign Highlights Barack & Michelle's Lux Vacays

    05/07/2012 5:37:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    Monday, May 7, 2012 | Kristinn
    The Obama campaign is floundering before our eyes, even if the Obama media won't characterize it that way. From the thousands of empty seats at the Ohio campaign kickoff on Saturday and the mystery burka woman ejected from the follow-on Richmond event to today's embarrassingly incompetent press release, the Axelrod PR machine is a shadow of its 2008 mastery. Reminding the American people of the Obamas' penchant for his & her luxury vacation travel via government jets is an unforced error on Team Axelrod's part.According to report by ABC News and MSNBC, the Obama campaign took umbrage to statements made...
  • Can We Garner Soros Funds?

    05/07/2012 5:27:42 PM PDT · by GregNH · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/7/2012 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    After months on the sidelines, major liberal donors including the financier George Soros are preparing to inject up to $100 million into independent groups to aid Democrats’ chances this fall. But instead of going head to head with the conservative “super PACs” and outside groups that have flooded the presidential and Congressional campaigns with negative advertising, the donors are focusing on grass-roots organizing, voter registration and Democratic turnout. The departure from the conservatives’ approach, which helped Republicans wrest control of the House in 2010, partly reflects liberal donors’ objections to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which paved the way...
  • Reid Statement On The Silver State North Solar Project

    05/07/2012 4:20:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | May 7, 2012 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar dedicated the Silver State North Solar Project, the first large-scale solar energy project to be built on public land in Nevada: “I commend Secretary Salazar and the Obama Administration for their commitment to Nevada’s clean energy future by helping to move the Silver State North Solar Project quickly through the environmental review process. This important clean energy project will generate affordable electricity for thousands of homes with no air pollution or waste production.  Developing similar projects in Nevada should be an essential...
  • The campaign is underway. What do you think Obama’s bragging about? Obamacare? Not exactly…

    05/07/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    In case you missed it, the presidential campaign is underway. How do we know? That’s a good point, actually, because the incumbent has been campaigning non-stop ever since his last campaign ended. But TV ads are rolling out, so this must indicate a new phase, at least, if not the starting point. What, you may ask, is President Barack Obama pointing to as his great accomplishment? First, ask yourself . . .
  • If Obama wins, what would he do in a second term?

    05/07/2012 3:59:20 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2012 | Ezra Klien
    “In a second term,” Mitt Romney darkly warned in a speech to the National Rifle Association last month, President Obama “would be unrestrained by the demands of reelection.” But Romney was cagey about what, exactly, that would mean: His only specific prediction was that Obama would “remake” the Supreme Court. So it was helpful when, at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner a week ago, the president opened up about the “secret agenda” he has planned. “In my first term,” he joked, “we ended the war in Iraq; in my second term, I will win the war on Christmas. . . ....
  • Obama Campaign Blasts Mitt Romney for Initial Silence After Supporter Says President...'Treason’

    05/07/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT · by kristinn · 154 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Callum Borchers
    ...After Supporter Says President ‘Should be tried for treason’ The Obama campaign slammed Mitt Romney Monday for not confronting a supporter who said during a town hall event in Cleveland that the president “should be tried for treason.” “We have a president right now that is operating outside the structure of our Constitution,” a woman said during a question-and-answer session. “And I want to know — yeah, I do agree he should be tried for treason — but I want to know what you would be able to do to restore balance between the three branches of government and what...
  • Sink the Law of the Sea Again (UN Treaty being pushed by Obama)

    05/07/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | Apr 27, 2012 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
    The United Nations treaty called Law of the Sea was negotiated by the State Department, and then presented to Ronald Reagan for signing as soon as he became President in 1981. Reagan immediately recognized it as a bad treaty that would restrict U.S. sovereignty and require us to pay an international body half of all our royalties from offshore drilling. UN bureaucrats would then distribute the money as they wanted, because the U.S. would have only one vote out of 160. Reagan rejected the Law of the Sea Treaty, and we thought that took care of the problem. The American...
  • Jake Tapper to Carney: How about you cut the crap and admit that Obama supports gay marriage?

    05/07/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/07/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, what are the odds that Joe Biden and Arne Duncan and, oh, 99.9 percent of the rest of the liberal intelligentsia support legalizing gay marriage but The One doesn’t? It’s getting harder every day to sustain this charade, which is why Axelrod is suddenly eager to change the subject: Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday pivoted sharply to Mitt Romney’s views on gay marriage when reporters pressed him on the president’s stance on the issue. On a conference call with reporters, Axelrod said there’s a “clear distinction” between Obama’s views on gay-rights issues and the presumptive...
  • 'Virginia … we're not going back' (to $1.60 a gallon of gas or 5% unemployment)

    05/06/2012 4:54:22 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    Richmond-Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/6/2012 | By: Karin Kapsidelis
    President Barack Obama kicked off his re-election campaign Saturday at rallies in Ohio and Richmond, where he cast the election as a choice between policies of the past or progress, and "a make-or-break moment" for the middle class. Before a boisterous crowd of about 8,000 at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the capital of a swing state that could be key to his securing a second term, Obama said that while the nation's economy still faces headwinds, it's making progress. He presented himself as a fighter for the middle class and cast presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney as a potential president...
  • Treasury Would Support Bankruptcy Of (Gubment-Owned GMAC/)Ally's ResCap Unit-Official

    05/07/2012 1:18:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | 5-7-12 | Alan Zibel and Andrew R. Johnson
    The U.S. Treasury Department has agreed to support a bankruptcy filing for the struggling home-loan unit of government-owned lender Ally Financial Inc., if the company chooses to take that route, an official said Monday. A bankruptcy filing for Ally's subsidiary, Residential Capital, has been widely expected in the coming weeks, when the unit faces more than $300 million of bond-related payments. It recently missed a $20 million bond-interest payment, which has a grace period until May 17. ResCap, once one of the largest subprime-mortgage lenders in the country, has been a drag on Ally, which halted plans for an initial...
  • Is Fast and Furious the Next Watergate?

    05/07/2012 8:45:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    expertclick.com ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Alan Caruba
    When suspects in a crime are interrogated, they often develop memory loss. When the crime is running guns to drug cartels on both sides of the border, the crime involves the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol officer, Brian Terry, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, Jaime Zapata, and countless Mexican citizens. Katie Pavlich has written an extraordinary expose, "Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up" (Regnery Publishing). She is a veteran agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) who has meticulously documented a story that should result in contempt of Congress action...
  • Obama's Conn. Social Security Number hits Rush

    05/07/2012 12:42:10 PM PDT · by GregNH · 181 replies
    WND ^ | 5/7/2012 | Joe Kovacs
    Rush Limbaugh, the nation’s top-rated radio talk-show host, briefly brought up the issue of Barack Obama’s potentially criminal use of a Connecticut-based Social Security Number, since the president has never lived in the Constitution State. While speaking with a caller named Rob about Obama’s alleged deception of citizens, Limbaugh tossed out the question: “What are your thoughts on the fact Obama’s Social Security Number is from Connecticut and he’s never been there?” Rob responded, “That’s what you call a red flag. A red flag is also, ‘First of all, I don’t need to give you my birth certificate,’ and then...
  • Contempt For Holder? Not a Wise Move(barf alert)

    05/06/2012 7:08:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    finance.townhall.com ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    Republicans actually have a nice story to tell. The economy sucks. Anyone with a brain knows it is being floated with money printed by the Federal Reserve. The world economy sucks. Europe is going to go into a deep slow down. Italy, Spain, Greece and France will go off the cliff. The economies of Britain and Germany will be on a hamster wheel. All their production and growth will go into a state of “just staying even”. They will be like traders that have a bad position, losing you money each day, but your day trading keeps you afloat. It...
  • Romney and Obama dead even in key swing states, according to new poll

    05/07/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 7 May 2012 | Holly Bailey
    With six months to go before Election Day, a new poll finds Mitt Romney in a dead heat with President Barack Obama in 12 key political battleground states. A USA Today/Gallup poll of 12 expected swing states—Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin—finds Obama leading Romney by just two points among registered voters, 47 percent to 45 percent. The results are well within the poll's plus or minus 4 percent margin of error. That's a major difference from the same poll conducted in late March, when Obama held a 9-point lead...
  • Russia Weighing Preemptive Strike

    05/07/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Charging that NATO’s anti-missile system poses a threat to its “strategic flexibility,” Moscow says it reserves the right to initiate a preemptive attack. Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov says he isn’t buying the United States’ contention that the system is purely defensive in nature. “The Americans say that their anti-missiles would only be deployed against incoming missiles,” Makarov observed. “But this in itself is offensive. Russia’s security may require a surprise first strike. American efforts to blunt such an option would fundamentally undermine our strategic planning.” Makarov’s remarks were described as “incredibly poorly timed” by the Obama Administration....
  • PJ Exclusive: The Obama/Holder Justice Department’s Ticket to Corruption

    05/07/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | May 7, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Gambling figures prominently in this story, but this isn’t a story about gambling. It’s a story about an administration misusing its power to benefit its friends. It’s a story about the corrupt purchase of our government. For half a century, Democratic and Republican administrations have interpreted the Wire Act, passed in 1961, as prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets by phone or wire, and in more recent years over the Internet. That changed on Christmas 2011, when the Obama/Holder Department of Justice reinterpreted the Wire Act. The DOJ ruled that the Wire Act allows lotteries to sell tickets online....
  • Obama’s $25 million ad buy just the beginning, strategists say

    05/07/2012 9:34:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 7, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    The Obama campaign began the week by announcing a whopping $25 million ad buy in nine battleground states — and their top strategists told reporters that it is only the beginning. “We’re not letting our foot off the pedal,” said campaign manager Jim Messina in a conference call with reporters Monday morning. “We have a very simple choice between going forward and going back.” Messina, along with senior strategist David Axelrod, told reporters that the ad, called “Go,” is part of a larger campaign effort to convey all that President Obama has done since taking office in the midst of...
  • Is The Obama Cabinet Working Against America's Interest?

    05/07/2012 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/04/2012 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations ...but never anything quite like the present bunch. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has overseen some $5 trillion in new debt. To help pay for it, he wants the rich — the top 1% already contributes more in income taxes than does the bottom 90% — to pay more for what he calls "the privilege of being an American." Geithner, whose department oversees the IRS, should have taken his own advice: As a rich American one-percenter, he once failed to pay his own self-employment taxes, and improperly claimed his children's camp costs...