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  • LightSquared files for bankruptcy

    05/15/2012 7:36:22 AM PDT · by libstripper · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | May 14, 2012 | ELIZA KRIGMAN
    LightSquared filed for bankruptcy on Monday after failing to negotiate a last-minute deal with its lenders to avoid default. Under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, LightSquared has sought the company will have an opportunity to restructure itself. The move gives the company and its principal financier, hedge fund magnate Phil Falcone, some running room to devise a new path forward after regulatory setbacks.
  • This May Be The Most Disastrous-Looking Poll For Obama Yet

    05/15/2012 7:02:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/15/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The new CBS/New York Times poll out last evening is, on the surface, the biggest disaster for the Barack Obama campaign at this point in the 2012 election. Down overall? Check. Voters frustrated with the economy and how things are going? Check. Gay marriage endorsement backfire? Check. But this might be the worst underlier of all: Obama is even losing among women. Now, before we delve deeper, we should point out the funky methodology that has some — ranging on the spectrum from the Obama campaign to the National Journal — questioning how the results hold up. This is a...
  • How to buy a house in D.C.’s sellers’ market

    05/15/2012 6:46:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2012 | Susan Straight
    In January, Hillary and Nicholas Fredrick’s plan to relocate from Tennessee to the District seemed to be materializing. On a whirlwind trip here, they looked at 35 houses, made an offer on the one they liked and signed a contract with the sellers. That deal fell through when the sellers’ financing hit a snag. But when they moved here in March to begin their search anew for a house in the $500,000 to $550,000 price range, they discovered that the market had changed considerably.
  • New Jersey Obama Ballot Challenge Appealed to Appellate Division: Oral Argument Scheduled

    05/15/2012 6:45:26 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 38 replies ^ | May 15, 2012 | Mario Apuzzo
    On Friday, May 11, 2012, I filed with the New Jersey Appellate Division on behalf of Nicholas E. Purpura and Theodore T. Moran their appeal of the New Jersey Secretary of State’s final decision to permit presidential candidate Barack Obama on the New Jersey primary ballot. On Monday, the Court issued an order providing that the Court, sua sponte, accelerates the appeal. Finally, the Court scheduled telephonic oral argument for Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. In our appeal, we will be arguing that: 1. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and Secretary of State (SOS) erred in finding that...

    05/15/2012 6:01:56 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 21 replies
    PeaceBJjesus. ^ | 2010 | daniel1212
    The interpretive conflict regarding homosexuality and the Bible is a relatively recent phenomenon, between two fundamentally different positions and interpretive schools. Historical/traditional scholarship evidences that the Bible contains laws which prohibit homosexual relations (same gender sexual relations; also referred to as homoeroticism or homogenital relations, or “homosex”), and which are as universal and immutable as laws against illicit heterosexual partners are shown to be, and unlike incest, homosexual relations never were allowed. In addition, the necessary positive sanction of marriage, which is provided explicitly for opposite gender sexual unions, is nowhere established for homosexual unions. Pro-homosexual polemicists have responded to...
  • Deception Fatigue

    05/15/2012 5:56:12 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/15/12 | John Griffing
    Over the past three years, President Obama has demonstrated his willingness to lie about anything and everything if it leads to the acquisition and retention of maximum power for himself and his cohorts. Obama follows a pattern of overloading the system with deception, making responses to every individual distortion impractical or outright impossible. While Obama's opponents spend their precious time addressing each new lie, Obama keeps the focus off the end-zone, and seizures of power previously unthinkable are accomplished. At some point, citizens grow weary of hearing that their leaders are out for their ill, that political policies are nothing...
  • Here are 79 examples of Barack Obama’s corruption, lying, lawbreaking, and cronyism.

    05/15/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Here are 79 examples of Barack Obama’s corruption, lying, lawbreaking, and cronyism.1) In April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of using the same “off the books” funding as his predecessor George W. Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had voted against when he was a Senator. 2) In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support...
  • Hybrid Owners Not Likely To Be Repeat Buyers

    05/14/2012 10:46:30 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 35 replies ^ | April 19, 2012 | ADMIN
    Most Hybrid Owners Choosing Not to Rebuy Hybrids - Many consumers are looking to fuel-efficient cars in order to find relief from today’s high gasoline prices. And automakers have been paying attention – there are now more fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles available than ever before. But when people who currently own a hybrid vehicle buy another car, they’re not buying another hybrid.
  • Now About Obama's Teenage Years!

    05/15/2012 2:10:30 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Now that it has been established that a candidate's teenage years help define the man to come, it might be time to take a new look at the adolescent Obama and his then-mentor, the late Frank Marshall Davis. I would guess that not one Obama voter out of one hundred could identify Davis by name, and I doubt if one media person out of a thousand has read his memoir, Livin' the Blues. This is unfortunate on any number of levels. For one, Davis's book captures the ebb and flow of 20th-century black American life as well as any ever...
  • [Boxer Manny] Pacquiao rips Obama's views on gays

    05/15/2012 1:39:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | May 15, 2012
    Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has come out swinging against US President Barack Obama's personal endorsement of same-sex marriage. In an interview with the National Conservative Examiner, the religious Pacquiao said Obama's view was nothing more than a direct attack on the morals of society and the will of God. "God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other," he said. "It should not be of the same sex so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah of...
  • Obama shift on gay marriage energizes immigration activists while conservatives see opening

    05/15/2012 12:21:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Barack Obama’s shift to support gay marriage is energizing young Hispanic voters who have been working side-by-side with gay activists in their push for immigration reform. The alliance has been growing across the country, helping dispel what many say is an outdated notion that Hispanics are less tolerant of gays than the general public. “My members are telling me that we need to learn from the gay community,” said Dee Dee Garcia Blase, founder of the Phoenix-based Somos Republicans. She is now head of the Tequila Party, which she formed last year with the goal of...
  • Obama campaign nixes cell phones at some fundraisers

    05/14/2012 7:24:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 14, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    You have to turn off your cell phone on an airplane, but at least you get to keep it. That's not the case when high-flying donors pony up for first-class access to hear President Barack Obama at exclusive fundraisers -- his campaign takes the devices away. So much for live-tweeting or videotaping Obama's pitch. The Washington Post's David Nakamura -- the "pool" print journalist representing his colleagues and reporting back to them on Obama's trip to New York -- noticed the practice as the president wooed group of about 60 wealthy contributors Monday at the home of Hamilton "Tony" James,...
  • African-American Church Leaders Condemn Obama For Gay Marriage Support

    05/14/2012 8:00:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | May 13, 2012
    African-American Church Leaders Condemn Obama For Gay Marriage Support BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Just days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, pastors and priests around Maryland took to their own pulpits with their reaction– and in some cases– condemnation of the president. Derek Valcourt explains the president’s comments have folks on both sides of the issue fired up. Both sides hope the president’s position helps sway votes in their favor when the issue hits Maryland’s ballot this November. “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said. When Obama announced that his position on same-sex...
  • GAO To Obama: More Oil Than Rest Of The World

    05/14/2012 7:09:16 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 14, 2012 | IBD Editorial
    Energy: The Government Accountability Office tells Congress the Green River Formation out West contains an "amount about equal to the entire world's proven oil reserves." So why are we keeping it locked up on federal lands? Exploding the Big Lie pushed by President Obama that we can't drill our way out of high gas prices because we have but 2% of the world's proven oil reserves, Anu Mittal, GAO director of natural resources and environment, testified before Congress last week that just one small part of the U.S. is capable of outproducing the rest of the planet. That small part...
  • President Obama’s New Role in the Fight Against Black Homophobia (Thinking 'gays' are wrong = hate!)

    05/14/2012 9:25:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 15, 2012 | John McWhorter, contributing editor
    There are many reasons to be glad that President Obama has finally decided to stop dissimulating and openly advocate gay marriage. Not least among them is that he is no longer giving tacit approval to one of a prejudice in the African-American community that becomes more awkward and regrettable by the year. Homophobia, to be sure, is a sadly universal phenomenon. But it is one with especially deep roots among blacks. Polling numbers bear this out. In a recent Pew poll, 65 percent of American blacks reported thinking of homosexuality as wrong, while only 48 percent of whites did; in...
  • Obama to Black Pastors: Choose You This Day Whom ye will Serve

    05/14/2012 9:09:58 PM PDT · by publius321 · 18 replies
    After making his "historic" remarks on same-sex unions last week, President Barack Obama led a conference call with black church pastors to explain his support for gay marriage, the New York Times reported that the call was held with "eight or so African-American ministers. "They were wrestling with their ability to get over his theological position," the Rev. Delman Coates, a Maryland pastor who was on the call, told the NY Times. The title of the article was "Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support; black churches ‘conflicted’ "Conflicted"? There really is no reason to be conflicted. They either...
  • Womens' Lawsuit Aims to End Forced Unionization

    05/14/2012 9:07:20 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-14-2012 | Tom Steward
    “We’re going to be fighting this battle again and again until it’s ruled unconstitutional, which is what we’re looking towards having done,” Parrish said.
  • Obama’s Economic Fallacy: The Not-To-Do List

    05/14/2012 8:37:06 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 1 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 14, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Small Business Goals, Rewards and Incentives* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *“Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.” ~ Lewis Carroll *In his latest weekly address, Mr. Obama outlined a mirage of goals, rewards and incentives which he says Congress ‘must’ act upon immediately. But for the most part, what he proffered is just more of the same tried and failed policies, conjured from the same line of illogical reasoning we’ve heard, time and time again, over the last four years. Therefore, what Mr....
  • EDITORIAL: Hold Holder in contempt

    05/14/2012 5:49:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2012 | Editorial
    No more slow-walking Fast and Furious probeJustice has waited long enough. It’s time to pull the trigger on contempt charges against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for withholding documents from Congress in the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Allowing further delay would only confirm what many Americans suspect: There is one set of laws for bureaucrats and another for the rest of us. Congress has been waiting since October 2011 for Mr. Holder to comply fully with a subpoena seeking records in 22 categories of information about the federal firearms-smuggling operation. The attorney general has provided some material...
  • Fast and Furious: Botched Gun Probe or Criminal Scandal?

    05/14/2012 6:48:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 14 May, 2012 | John Waage
    A growing number of lawmakers say Attorney General Eric Holder should be charged with contempt of Congress for his responsibility in the "Fast and Furious" gun scandal. Critics claim Holder and other officials in the federal government tried to cover up the major gun smuggling investigation that went awry. For more than a year, both House and Senate committees have tried to find out how the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms sent guns across the Mexican border in hopes of catching smugglers -- and then lost track of them. The guns found their way into the hands of drug...