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  • Ricky Martin Hosts Reception for President Obama in NYC Today, 5/14

    05/14/2012 6:15:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Ricky Martin, currently starring in the new revival of EVITA, will host a fundraising event today, May 14th to support the re-election of President Barack Obama.
  • Funny Pictures From The Obama 2012 Website

    05/14/2012 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Tree of Mamre ^ | 5/14/12 | staff
    These were all chosen by Obama’s reelection team and posted on his website and Facebook page:
  • Democrat media cheerleaders can’t talk away the truth: Obama is probably even losing in Oregon

    05/14/2012 8:13:05 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies ^ | May 14, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    In 2008 Barack Obama won Oregon by 17 points but a new SurveyUSA poll shows he is leading by just 4 points. If that was all the bad news out of The Beaver State it would be bad enough foe Obama, but the news gets worse when more realistic standards of voter sentiment are applied to data as presented. In response to this news, the Oregonian (one of the foulest of the Democrats’ mouth piece news outlets) points to the difference between the numbers of registered Democrats/Republicans/Independents who voted in Oregon’s 2010 elections and the breakdown SurveyUSA used to put...
  • The Mortgage Minute

    05/14/2012 7:58:04 AM PDT · by neverbluffer · 11 replies
    VANITY | 05/14/2012 | NEVERBLUFFER
    Bond yields are of 7/32 this morning in early trading. Mortgage rates continue to plummet to almost all time low points. The gift from the European fiasco is the gift that keeps on giving if you are in the market for a mortgage for purchasing or refinancing.
  • Can Obama Learn from the Successful Economies? (Or will he follow the failed Eurozone model?)

    05/14/2012 7:04:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/14/2012 | Warren Beatty
    Will Obama learn from Sweden? Will he learn from Canada? Or will he cling to the European socialist economic model that is currently failing? Sweden Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, reduced Sweden's deficit and created economic growth. There is one thing that Borg did: "Since becoming Sweden's finance minister, Borg reduced the size of government and cut taxes. His 'stimulus' was a permanent tax cut." Canada Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that Forbes magazine selected Canada as the No. 1 country in the world in which to do business. Forbes stated, "Credit a reformed tax structure." On New Year's...
  • Sticks & Stones May Break Your Bones, Butt Sluts Talk Back!

    05/14/2012 5:19:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-14-2012 | MOTUS
    I know you are aware that Rush Limbaugh, titular head of the R-Words, launched the first round in the War On Women (WOW) when he savagely attacked Sandra Fluke (rhymes with duck) just because she asked America’s taxpayers to pay for her rubbers love gloves boy bonnets condoms contraceptives. He referred to Sandra as a “slut and a prostitute” at which point all hell broke loose. Apparently the standards have been raised. Now, according to the SEIU, if you don’t charge at least as much as the hookers frequented by client #9, you can no longer claim to be anything...
  • (Joseph) CURL: Team Obama panics, and it’s only May (outstanding read alert)

    05/14/2012 2:38:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    It’s mushroom cloud after mushroom cloud for President Obama. We’ll never see the internal polls, but the externals are awful: Down 8 percent to challenger Mitt Romney in the latest poll, with fewer than 180 days; disillusioned college kids, independents and the white working-class fleeing in droves. Even the barber-shops boys are mocking their Man. Makes sense that in Chicagoland, Obama Central, the internals they’re seeing are even worse. Which explains this past week. Joe “Blunderbuss” Biden on May 6 blurts out that he’s totally cool with gays marrying. Mushroom cloud. Release the hounds: The vice president is at odds...
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    05/14/2012 1:15:20 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2012 | Ed Lasky
    As all of America knows by now, Obama has aggressively sought to "fundamentally transform" America -- one of the few promises he has kept from the days of 2008. Five trillion dollars of borrowing, ObamaCare passed over the objections of the majority of Americans through legislative legerdemain and special deals made with resistant politicians, failed stimulus, green programs failing left and right as taxpayers are left holding the bag, a recovery that is the most anemic on record, an America that has been sundered by the man who promises to unite us, America weaker abroad and at home -- yes,...
  • On Marriage, ("First Gay President") Obama Tried to Limit Risk

    05/13/2012 7:43:44 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    ny times ^ | 5/13/2012 | By PETER BAKER and RACHEL L. SWARNS
    About two hours after declaring his support for same-sex marriage last week, President Obama gathered eight or so African-American ministers on a conference call to explain himself. He had struggled with the decision, he said, but had come to believe it was the right one. The ministers, though, were not all as enthusiastic. A vocal few made it clear that the president’s stand on gay marriage might make it difficult for them to support his re-election. “They were wrestling with their ability to get over his theological position,” said the Rev. Delman Coates, the pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church...
  • House Intel chairman: Administration ‘chest-thumping’ behind bomb plot leak

    05/13/2012 10:27:50 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/13/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    "And I’ll tell you something, this has been a damaging leak. We shouldn’t underestimate what really happened here."
  • Agenda 21 Treaty on the Horizon

    05/13/2012 5:13:54 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 16 replies ^ | 5.13.12 | Henry Lamb
    While liberal journalists continue to claim that Agenda 21 is just a “conspiracy theory” being advanced by right-wing crackpots, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Council for Environmental Law (ICEL) have released their fourth Draft of the International Covenant on Environment and Development. This document was designed from the beginning to convert the “soft-law” non-binding Agenda 21 into firmly binding global law — enforceable through the International Criminal Court and/or the dispute resolution features of the Convention on the Law of the Sea. Two excellent analyses of this document are available here and here....
  • 'Out for Obama' and Other Outlandish Campaign Slogans

    05/13/2012 8:04:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    On behalf of advancing equality, following the "evolution" of Barack Obama being made public, the President's campaign almost instantly added a line of 2012 products to that appealed exclusively to euphoric homosexual supporters. A few hours after the President 'came out' for same-sex marriage to Good Morning America news anchor Robin Roberts, who struggled as Obama spoke to contain her uncontrollable "chills," the campaign's website was awash in lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender wares. The White House claimed that "President Obama's decision to reveal his personal position on gay marriage was not political - and it was not planned,"...
  • The real news today: Obama was always for faux marriage

    05/13/2012 7:12:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    Renew America ^ | 5-12-12 | Selwyn Duke
    So another mask has dropped. Barack Obama made history Wednesday in becoming the first president to announce support for faux marriage. And on January 20th, 2009 he made history in becoming the first president who supports faux marriage.
  • Captains Courageous: We the people want our leaders to lead (She loves Bam's gay move)

    05/13/2012 6:54:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 14, 2012 | Tina Brown, editor-in-chief, Newsweek and Daily Beast
    I’m told that Obama seemed “almost giddy” after coming out with his milestone pronouncement in favor of gay marriage. The sheer relief of not being suffocated by hairsplitting political calculus and gamed-out spin control was a moment of moral liberation—not just for Obama but for America. On a less exalted level, it hasn’t hurt Obama’s campaign war chest either. “Yes we can” supporters who’d long lost hope of seeing any audacity from this hyperrational president are opening their checkbooks with fresh abandon. (Let’s raise a cheer here for perennially ridiculed Joe Biden. Some flubs are self-defining, and this one was...
  • Is Barack Obama Using Republican Political Techniques to Run Against Romney?

    05/13/2012 6:38:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | May 13, 2012 | Joe Gandelman, editor-in-chief
    Is Barack Obama using the “Republican playbook” to run against Mitt Romney? The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman thinks he is and outlines why in fascinating piece. I agree with him but have two other thoughts as well as we head into Election 2012. Here are some chunks from Fineman’s post, but it needs to be read in full. His intro: As he tries to become only the second Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt to win reelection, Barack Obama is adopting much of the strategic playbook Republicans have developed and used for 40 years. Of course, on the core substance of...
  • Prayer for the President

    05/13/2012 6:10:44 PM PDT · by crusher · 19 replies
    5/13 | self
    for once Newsweek got the message on the cover right. Inasmuch as we are commanded to pray for those in positions of power, I wonder how many of my fellow Christians will join me in prayer for 1) his speedy removal from office, 2) that we be protected from his continued perfidy, and 3) his repentance from a relentless attitude of support for sin. I am horrified that many of my alleged co-religionists will vote for him despite his aggressive hostility towards Biblical truths. If ever there was proof of an enervated Church, that is it. Truly, if there are...
  • Obama's gay marriage endorsement could unite right, social conservatives claim

    05/13/2012 5:56:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KDFW-TV / Fox News ^ | May 13, 2012
    Prominent social conservatives are claiming that President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage could be the fuel Mitt Romney needs to unite the right in November. Rick Santorum, the former Republican presidential candidate, is on record urging Romney to use this "potent weapon" against the president in the general election. And Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Sunday called the president's announcement a "missing piece of intensity" for the presumptive GOP nominee. Though gay marriage was not an issue that factored prominently into the 2012 election season until last Wednesday, when the president made his historic announcement, the clear...
  • Newsweek names Obama 'The First Gay President'

    05/13/2012 5:42:01 PM PDT · by aruanan · 53 replies
    MAILOnline ^ | 13 May 2012 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    In a gutsy move, Newsweek has released the cover of their next issue, on the cover of which they depict President Obama with a rainbow halo and the title of 'The First Gay President'. The news-magazine, which hits stands Monday, is using the shock factor of labeling the straight, married, father-of-two President to draw attention to itself. Tina Brown, who heads the magazine and it's sister website The Daily Beast, is known for her appreciation of controversial covers to help boost public interest and sales. Read more:
  • Obama To Deliver Barnard Commencement Address (1st gay president brings gay week to NYC)

    05/13/2012 2:32:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY 1 News ^ | 5/13/12 | NY1 News
    After the presidential campaign has been focusing on female reproductive rights and other women's issues, President Barack Obama is coming to the city Monday to deliver the commencement address at all-female Barnard College and attend two high-profile fundraisers. -snip- After the commencement, Obama is heading to the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea for a $5,000-a-ticket fundraiser co-hosted by the LGBT Leadership Council and openly gay singer Ricky Martin. The president will also attend a private, $35,800-a-plate fundraising dinner featuring the cooking of Manhattan chef Vikas Khanna before heading back to the White House. While in the city, Obama will...
  • Follow the Money: One in Six Top Obama Bundlers Identify as Gay

    05/13/2012 2:26:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/13/12 | Wynton Hall
    Heading the journalistic adage to "follow the money," the Washington Post has found that every one out of six of President Obama's top fundraising "bundlers" who have hauled in $500,000 or more publicly identify themselves as gay. The implications are clear: as Obama's campaign continued to struggle to haul in large donations, his team needed to fire up his fundraising base by announcing this week's "evolution" on gay marriage. Indeed, as the Washington Post notes, "some liberal gay donors had threatened to withhold contributions over Obama’s stance on gay marriage as well as his administration’s decision to shelve an executive...
  • Barack Obama's father: Bigamist, drunk and wife-beater, The Other Barack Obama

    05/13/2012 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/12/2011 | Ian Birrell
    Shortly after being elected first black president of Harvard Law Review, Barack Obama signed a deal to write a memoir of his life. Remarkably literate, given it was written so young, the book revolves around his quest for identity as the child of a white teenage mother and an African father who walked out when he was just two. Despite titling it Dreams From My Father, the absent parent was little more than a shadow. ‘After a week of my father in the flesh, I had decided that I preferred his more distant image,’ reflected Barack Obama on the short...
  • Insurers must credit ObamaCare when giving new round of rebates, feds say

    05/13/2012 11:06:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | 5/13/12 | WSJ
    Health-insurance companies must tell customers who get a premium rebate this summer that the check is the result of the Obama administration's health-care law, according to federal guidelines released Friday.
  • ACORN Whistleblower Says Obama DOJ 'Has Gone Wild'

    04/29/2012 10:30:54 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.28.12 | Kevin Mooney
    Unless voter integrity efforts take root this year, the notion of free and fair elections could become a relic of American history, Catherine Engelbrecht warned listeners during the "True the Vote National Summit in Houston, Texas yesterday. Engelbrecht, who is the president and founder of the organization, cited specific instances throughout the country where the number of voters listed on registration rolls exceeded the actual number of eligible voters. She also said it was far too easy for non-citizens to obtain voter registration forms.<snip>Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who was elected with support from Soros and ACORN, oversaw the...
  • President to Crack Down on Obesity in Second Term

    05/13/2012 12:36:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 47 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Contending that obesity is a bigger threat than Islamic terror, White House chef and food initiative coordinator Sam Kass says that combating this threat will be a major focus of the president’s second term. “Let’s face it, too many of us are too darn fat,” Kass observed. “Given the opportunity to freely choose their own diets a distressingly large percentage consistently make the wrong choices. Preventing these wrong choices is crucial to the collective health and well-being of our society.” Of course, preventing wrong choices is a daunting task in a free country. Kass hinted that indoctrinating youth would be...
  • California Legislation Would Abolish Parental Control of Childrens Choice of Sex

    05/12/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 73 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 5/12/12 | Chuck Ness
    It has become clear for some time that there is no limit to which a leftist will go in there attempt to control mankind from the cradle to the grave. Even the fear of voter backlash in an election year does not seem to slow them down any longer. Why else would Obama come out of the closet in full support of same sex marriage, at the same time that California Democrats are attempting to criminalize a parent's influence upon their child's sexual orientation. Passing through the California Senate Judiciary committee by a vote of 3-1, SB 1172 is...
  • Are Obama-Biden about to be DUMPED by the Democrats for 2012 -- Thinking the Unthinkable ? (Vanity)

    05/13/2012 12:01:56 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 89 replies
    None ^ | 2012-05-12 | Patton@Bastogne, Free Republic Member since 1998
    . 2012-05-12 (Vanity Post) Just a thought that I've had in the past few days ... The political air feels peculiar ... I think that something is afoot ... Why have the following events happened in the last week ? 1) Bill Clinton (very) publicly "verbally" punching Obama in the Face ? ... 2) Hillary Clinton trotted-out as without make-up in a "more natural" pose ... looking suprising younger (from a distance) than she's been seen in recent years ... 3) A "deliberate" newsleaked story that Jeremiah Wright was offered $ 150,000 "hush money" story that breaks today (from the...
  • Newsweek Obama Cover: 'The First Gay President'

    05/13/2012 11:05:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Bill Clinton was the first black president. And now, according to Newsweek, we have the first gay president. Yes, all the speculation over what cover Tina Brown would choose for Newsweek is over. Despite several suggestions from The New Republic on this crucial subject, Brown refrained from taking their kindly advice and chose a picture of President Obama with a rainbow halo over his head.
  • Understanding The Narcissist

    05/13/2012 11:21:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-13-12 | Skookum
    Marketing seeks to create images in our minds by relying on the creativity of a writer. Political marketing often involves the creation of myths, transforming an ordinary man into a heroic figure with selfless ideals who is willing to endure suffering to serve his fellow man. This transformation of normal ordinary men into heroes of mythical figures has never been more obvious than the stories of our most recent Liberal presidents Clinton and Obama. We were just subjected to a reelection commercial featuring former President Clinton explaining the potential fallout and risk for President Obama if the SEAL raid...
  • Black pastors react to Obama's same-sex marriage stance

    05/13/2012 11:07:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WFMZ-TV / CNN ^ | May 13, 2012 | Dan Gilgoff
    Addressing his large, mostly black congregation on Sunday morning, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith did not mince words about where he stood on President Barack Obama's newly announced support for same-sex marriage: The church is against it, he said, prompting shouts of "Amen!" from the pews. And yet Smith hardly issued a full condemnation of the president. "We may disagree with our president on this one issue," Smith said from the pulpit of the Shiloh Baptist Church here. "But we will keep him lifted up in prayer. ... Pray for President Barack Obama." And Smith said there were much bigger...
  • Mom of Murdered Obama Gay Lover Speaks Up (updated 1/20/12)

    05/13/2012 10:56:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Mom of Murdered Obama Gay Lover Speaks Up Wayne Madsen has this to say in an exclusive-to-subscribers report on Jan. 19, 2012: WMR has learned from a source who is an official of Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) in Chicago, President Obama’s former church, that congregants are afraid of discussing the brutal execution-style murders of two of the church’s members. The church’s choir director Donald Young was murdered on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2007, at the begining of the presidential campaign. Although the Chicago Police Department indicated there was a “person of interest” in the Young case, no one...
  • Obama Gives Garage Speach and Nobody Came - NO-BO-DY!

    05/13/2012 10:25:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-14-2012 | MOTUS
    ...Anyhoo – we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day big time around here today – because Lady M deserves it. And because Big Guy would do anything to forget about the dismal crowd he drew for his garage speech to take credit for refinancing Paul and Val Keller’s house. I think the Secret Service even had to pay Paul and Val to show up.
  • Gun sales strong in Polk

    05/13/2012 10:11:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Winter Haven News Chief ^ | May 13, 2012 | Lorrie Delk Walker
    Gun sales historically increase when there is a possibility that a Democrat will be elected — or re-elected — president, according to local gun shop spokesmen, and the trend continues this election season. Several Polk County gun shops report that sales continue to be strong. Hartman's Guns and Ammo in Winter Haven experienced increases beginning in late 2011, but business has been robust for the past five years, said Jeff Riggeal, manager of the gun department. Handguns are the shop's top sellers, followed by semiautomatic rifles. Sales are up about 20 percent this year for Craig Shaver, owner of Arms...
  • Newsweek: Obama ‘The First Gay President’ of the United States

    05/13/2012 10:06:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 13 May 2012 | Jeff Poor
    If Time is going to feature a woman breastfeeding on its cover to foment attention for its magazine, Newsweek apparently isn’t going to sit still and allow Time to get all the attention. On this week’s issue of Tina Brown’s Newsweek magazine, President Barack Obama is adorned with a rainbow halo, with the headline “The First Gay President,” an obvious play off commentary that former President Bill Clinton was “the first black president.” The cover promotes the story by Andrew Sullivan, who admitted on his Daily Beast blog and on this weekend’s “The Chris Matthews Show” that the announcement was...
  • Weary warriors favor Obama (Major Bravo Sierra warning)

    05/13/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2012 | Margot Roosevelt
    Mack McDowell likes to spend time at the local knife and gun show "drooling over firearms," as he puts it. Retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army, he has lined his study with books on war, framed battalion patches from his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a John Wayne poster, and an 1861 Springfield rifle from an ancestor who fought in the Civil War. But when it comes to the 2012 presidential election, Master Sergeant McDowell is no hawk. In South Carolina's January primary, the one-time Reagan supporter voted for Ron Paul "because of his unchanging stand against overseas...
  • NYT: Harming the Troops (GOP House Meanies won't let homosexuals marry on DoD installations)

    05/13/2012 8:07:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 12, 2012 | The Editors
    Republican lawmakers love to say they are protective of religious freedom and supportive of the military. Last week, Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee passed two measures that undermine both in an effort to deny equal rights to gay men and lesbians. It was particularly disturbing to see this implacable campaign of intolerance at work during a week in which President Obama announced his support for the expansion of the right to marry to all Americans. Just hours after Mr. Obama tried to lead the nation forward, the House Armed Services Committee was turning the clock back. On a...
  • Pastor not surprised by President's opinion on gay marriage

    05/13/2012 9:02:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    WIS ^ | May 13, 2012 | Tim Pulliam
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Johnny Ray Noble is pastor at Second Nazareth Baptist Church in Columbia. He said he wasn't surprised by President Barack Obama's stance on gay marriage. "I was somewhat disappointed," said Noble. In an interview this week, the President said he supported same-sex unions. "At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," said President Obama. "I thought I'd never hear those words from him being a Christian," said Noble, "Him being happily...
  • The year of losing touch with reality

    05/13/2012 8:27:38 AM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5-8-12 | Noemie Emery
    Somewhere in the recent past (say, about the time "Dreams From My Father" was published), liberals decided reality wasn't really their thing. It was too dull. It didn't give closure. Sometimes the endings weren't right. So it turns out that Obama's main squeeze in his young days was a "composite," digitally enhanced for your reading experience. Then, it turned out that even the blond, blue-eyed, whey-faced Elizabeth Warren, running against Scott Brown in Massachusetts for his seat in the Senate, was hired by Harvard as an American Indian, though the proportion of Cherokee in her bloodline was just 1 in...
  • What else you don't know about Obama boyhood

    05/13/2012 8:13:47 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 5/12/2012 | Aaron Klein
    President tied to Bill Ayers' radical leftist organization from age 11In 2009, WND exposed Obama’s attendance in a church Sunday school that espouses far-left politics and served as a sanctuary for draft dodgers from the Students for a Democratic Society during the time Bill Ayers was a leader in that organization. WND had caught up with Rev. Mike Young, pastor of First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, who affirmed the congregation where Obama attended Sunday school as a boy has “always” been involved in political activism. “We are involved in community organizing, helping churches in foreign countries, social justice issues, like...
  • The Martyred Obama

    05/13/2012 7:55:54 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 10 replies
    We all know that Obama re-evolved to his 1996 stance in favor of gay marriage. We also all know that he came out for gay marriage again 12 years later (with a slight devolutionary back-step in 2008 when he felt marriage was a man-woman thing ). We also all know that he did it pure and simple for the money and donors. One out of six of his bundlers are homosexual. I happen to think that Obama knows that coming out openly for gay marriage puts the lid on his election chances. But I also think that after the West...
  • Jeremiah Wright claims Obama ally offered $150,000 bribe in 2008 to shut up

    05/13/2012 7:45:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Hey, guess who's back? In his new book on Barack Obama titled The Amateur, Edward Klein caught up with Jeremiah Wright, Obama's minister and friend for 20 years and pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. The Hillary Clinton campaign nearly derailed Obama's nomination by digging up Wright's incendiary and controversial sermons at TUCC, including exhortations like, "God damn America!" and saying that 9/11 was nothing more than America's chickens coming home to roost ... among many other statements. Obama later proclaimed ignorance of Wright's rants despite his long association with TUCC, and eventually renounced Wright and TUCC...
  • Jealous Michelle vs. Oprah: How two of America’s most powerful women grew to despise each other

    05/13/2012 6:20:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/13/12 | EDWARD KLEIN
    In his new book, “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House,” journalist Edward Klein reveals how even former friends and political allies of the president have become frustrated with his remoteness and bungling of crises. Klein, former editor of The New York Times Magazine and frequent contributor to Vanity Fair, interviewed numerous members of Obama’s inner circle. In this excerpt, he explains how even celebrity backer Oprah Winfrey was shoved aside. Shortly after the 2008 presidential election, Oprah Winfrey traveled to Washington, DC, to nail down an interview for O, The Oprah Magazine with Michelle Obama. Oprah expected the...
  • The ‘bribe’ to silence Wright [Obama’s team tried to buy his silence]

    05/13/2012 5:11:14 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 133 replies
    New York Post ^ | MAY 12, 2012 | New York Post
    <p>When sermons of Obama’s Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the Iowa primaries, it threatened to derail Obama’s campaign. ABC aired one where Wright screamed, “Goddamn America!” Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama’s team tried to buy his silence.</p>
  • Survey: Which States Are Small-Business-Friendly?

    05/13/2012 6:08:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    CATO ^ | May 11, 2012 | Walter Olson
    Survey: Which States Are Small-Business-Friendly? Posted By Walter Olson On May 11, 2012 @ 3:38 pm In Government and Politics,Regulatory Studies As Tad has noted [1], in cooperation with the excellent Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City has produced this attractive, clickable map [2] of the 50 states displaying the results of a survey of small-business friendliness. It’s worth checking out your state’s standing, as well as that of states with which it competes for new business. To a large extent the findings come in just about where one would expect: California plus the Northeast (aside from New Hampshire) are...
  • More military troops and veterans seem to favor Obama

    More U.S. troops and veterans are voicing support for President Obama in the upcoming general election, according to Reuters' report on a recent poll. The result might be a byproduct of dissatisfaction with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, concern over threats of a conflict with Iran over failed nuclear negotiations, and talk of Pentagon budget cuts.
  • Obama to return to Los Angeles in June for star-studded fundraisers (LGBT gala)

    05/13/2012 2:52:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/11/12 | Jonathan Easley, Amie Parnes
    Obama to return to Los Angeles in June for star-studded fundraisersBy Jonathan Easley and Amie Parnes - 05/11/12 10:38 AM ET President Obama's decision to support gay marriage this week is paying off in a big way with the LGBT community in Hollywood. Obama is expected to attend an LGBT gala in Los Angeles on June 6, where ticket prices range from $1,250 to $25,000 apiece. As part of the same trip, Obama is also expected to attend a fundraiser hosted by Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of the show "Glee," and his fiance David Miller. Like the fundraising dinner hosted...
  • Pelosi avoids Fast and Furious, fails to vote with Democrats demanding accountability

    05/12/2012 7:45:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/11/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Pelosi avoids Fast and Furious, fails to vote with Democrats demanding accountabilityBy Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller – Fri, May 11, 2012 House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California is openly choosing to neither defend nor criticize Attorney General Eric Holder’s failure to comply with a congressional subpoena into Operation Fast and Furious. On Wednesday evening, Democrats overwhelming voted to support a measure pushed by Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz that demanded accountability from the Obama administration in Operation Fast and Furious. A whopping 142 House Democrats including Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz voted in...
  • Gowdy: Obama will fire Holder if Fast and Furious threatens his re-election...

    05/12/2012 8:24:19 PM PDT · by upchuck · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 11, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, one of the most outspoken Congressional critics of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, said Thursday that he thinks President Barack Obama may end up firing Attorney General Eric Holder before the election. “Oh, I think the thing that drives 99.9 percent of all elected officials is very easy to put your finger on,” Gowdy said in an interview with NRA News’ Ginny Simone. “It starts with a ‘re’ and ends with ‘election.’” “I think that if he [Obama] believes that the Attorney General has become something of an albatross, and is impacting his...
  • Romney backs away from gay adoptions [Friday night, after endorsing Thursday]

    05/12/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 167 replies
    CBS news ^ | May 11, 2012 | Matthew Shelley
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday backed away from his support of adoptions by same-sex couples, saying that he simply "acknowledges" the legality of such adoptions in many states. A day earlier, Romney, in an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, had indicated that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he considers the adoption of children by same-sex couples a "right." He said on Thursday: "And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child -- in my state individuals of...
  • US Poll: Obama May Join Sarkozy (Barf Alert)

    05/12/2012 8:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Leadership Magazine of Nigeria ^ | May 13, 2012 | Kingsley Oporum
    The huge loss of former French President, Nickolas Sarkozy, has distinctly dealt death blow to Sarkozy’s political clout especially in France. The world most powerful man and United States President, Barack Obama, is beginning to be seen in the same light. Will Obama join his political ally, Sarkozy in this excruciating political debacle after November US poll? KINGSLEY OPURUM writes. Gallup launched a sequence of surveys that underscored the dimensions with the problem confronted by Barack Obama as he seeks re-election in November 2012, which includes a poll displaying a rejection of his big-government agenda. As a famous, charismatic and...
  • Bad news for Obama, Michigan in play

    05/12/2012 8:13:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 12, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    Barack Obama crushed John McCain in Michigan in 2008, 57.33%-40.89%. Obama must win Michigan in 2012, it’s part of every scenario for him to get to 270: (VIDEO AT LINK) Yet a poll just released in the Detroit News shows Obama up by only 5 points over Romney, via The Hill: President Obama is leading Mitt Romney by 5 percentage-points in Michigan, according to a new poll of likely voters in the state. The survey, conducted by the Glengariff Group and reported in the Detroit News, shows an even wider margin for Obama among female voters. He leads the former...