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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
    BirtherReport.com ^ | 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...
  • HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONS and the BIBLE

    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
    carbusinesstoday.com ^ | 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
    cbn.com ^ | 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...
  • ‘I Love Going to Court’: Says Defiant Sheriff Joe in First Interview Since DOJ Lawsuit

    05/14/2012 7:29:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-14-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona “They caught the wrong Sheriff on this matter.”Those seven words should have sent the message loud and clear to the Obama administration that they are in for a tough, and potentially embarrassing fight against "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio. Arpaio, who has become the nation's most prominent symbol in the fight against illegal immigration, appeared on the Mike Broomhead show on KFYI in his first interview since being officially served with a suit by the Obama administration’s Justice Department. Click below for full interview... Arpaio was, predictably, entirely un-intimidated, condescendingly remarking that “it’s a political...
  • Obama: You know, that John McCain was pretty reasonable compared to Romney

    05/14/2012 6:59:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2012 | AllahPundit
    Via BuzzFeed, here’s O hitting the eternal Democratic talking point that Republicans who no longer pose a threat to them were pretty sensible in hindsight but the new guy who might just beat them at the polls is the most radical wingnut yet. One thing both campaigns can agree on this year: Neither wants the public to perceive Romney as another McCain. Many of the current [Romney] strategy discussions are centered on not falling into the traps McCain did: looking wobbly as a leader and weak on the economy in the final weeks of the campaign. The private discussions include...
  • "I Gotta Get My S–’: Obama’s Newest Gaffe? (video)

    05/14/2012 6:38:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/14/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Microphones can catch powerful people saying the darnedest things. Especially when they‘re turned on and the powerful people don’t realize it. President Obama is the latest victim of this trend. You see, the President recently accepted the Barnard Medal of Distinction – the highest honor conferred by Barnard College in New York – after giving the school’s commencement address. Yet while going to retrieve the medal, Obama got a little too close to the very mic from which he delivered that address, and may have let loose a gaffe that has very quickly gone viral.
  • Obama Announces Plans to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act

    05/14/2012 6:18:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 159 replies
    Gawker | Monday, May 14, 2012 | Louis Peitzman
    Source link. Click at your own risk. You spoke too soon, Rand Paul. It sounds like the President's views on marriage just got even gayer. Somewhat buried in CNN's story on Barack Obama's fundraiser in New York is this little tidbit about his administration's plans for marriage equality— He also outlined goals he hopes to accomplish under a second term, including the repeal of the Defense Of Marriage Act, which the administration has already stopped defending. This is the first time Obama has said that he wil actively work to repeal the law. At the fundraiser, hosted by openly gay...
  • FBI may charge George Zimmerman with hate crime

    05/14/2012 6:15:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 171 replies
    http://www.wftv.com ^ | May 14, 2012
    <p>WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious.</p> <p>State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime.</p>
  • Head of Non-Profit Youth Organization Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return (DC)

    05/14/2012 6:13:03 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | May 11, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia
    WASHINGTON—Danita C. Doleman, 46, the president of a non-profit organization, pled guilty today to a charge of filing a false tax return stemming from her participation in a scheme involving former District of Columbia Council member Harry L. Thomas, Jr. The guilty plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr.; James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Eric Hylton, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). Doleman, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
  • Round and round we go without any progress despite the passage of time (Lib sees thru Bam's s#*+)

    05/14/2012 5:56:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | May 4, 2012 | Marc Pascal
    President Obama recently announced he was in favor of “Gay Marriage” but added that it was up to the 50 states to decide. He simultaneously did not mention his position on the repeal of the 1996 Federal law called “The Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA – Codified in 1 USC Sec. 7 & 28 USC Sec. 1738C). DOMA permits each state to ignore the acts and laws of other states when it comes to recognizing “Gay Marriages” in other states. It also states with respect to all Federal laws and statutes that “marriage” would be defined as only between a...
  • NYT/CBS poll: Romney 46, Obama 43 (Remember, Romney is not yet the GOP Nominee)

    05/14/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2012 | AllahPundit
    The weighted sample of registered voters: 36D/30R/34I, which is right in line with most national polls.Maybe Karl was right about that “turning point.”The bombshell number, obviously, is Romney leading O by two among women. If that happens on election day, rest assured that the overall margin will be a lot wider than three points. So what's driving the sudden Mittmania? It's probably not the economy: Most Americans (67 percent) believe the economy is in bad shape, but respondents expressed the most optimism on that issue since January 2008 – months before the economic crisis was in full swing. Thirty-two percent...
  • It's official: Obama '1st gay president'

    05/14/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 5/13/2012 | by Joe Kovacs
    Despite the fact Barack Obama is married with two children, Newsweek magazine is dubbing him “The First Gay President” on its latest cover, crowning him with a rainbow-colored halo. The cover comes in the wake of Obama’s newly declared support for homosexual marriage in America. The edition, which hits newsstands Monday, features a column by Andrew Sullivan, an openly homosexual self-titled conservative political pundit. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work,” Sullivan...
  • Obama’s KGB

    05/14/2012 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-14-12 | DrJohn
    The term "disinformation" is derived from the old Soviet Union: Disinformation is mostly commonly described as false information created by governments in wartime for military purposes and by totalitarian governments for political purposes in peacetime. Rumors, lies, and other forms of disinformation were made public by the Soviet Union to discredit the United States, the latter being the context in which the word is generally applied. The KGB coined the Russian word dezinformatsiya; it came into the English language as disinformation. The technique of disinformation goes back at least to 1918 with the end of World War I. Disinformation as...
  • Obama to Barnard: "Fight for your seat at the head of the table"

    05/14/2012 4:47:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 14, 2012 | Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) Speaking to Barnard University's graduating class on Monday, President Obama challenged the young women to persevere in the fight for equality through leadership, touting a pro-woman message and emphasizing his hopes that today's young women "will help lead the way" for change in America.
  • New Obama Book Shocker: Kennedys and Obamas at War — Caroline Considers Obama a ‘Liar’

    05/14/2012 4:38:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/14/12 | Jonathan N. Seidl
    Despite endorsing Obama in 2008, JFK’s daughter Caroline now considers Obama a “liar,” according to a family source in Edward Klein’s new book on Obama called “The Amateur.” Caroline’s past support for Obama, which was mirrored by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, caused a riff in the family. In fact, Klein writes of an incident where Bobby Kennedy Jr. got in his uncle Ted‘s face over Ted’s support for the president. Some of the Kennedy’s diminishing support for the president is due to the Obamas snubbing several members of the Kennedy family on multiple occasions — one that sent Ethel...
  • Dems Attack Romney Over Layoffs Made by Obama Bundler

    05/14/2012 2:07:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/14/12 | Mike Flynn
    The ad is certainly gripping and emotional. It is also, however, completely wrong. The company was shut down in 2001. Romney left Bain in 1999, long before the plant closing, to run Winter Olympics. Two years is an eternity in the business world. Blaming Romney for decisions made two years after the left the company is at best disingenuous. However, there was a political power-player serving as a director of Bain at the time of the company's bankruptcy and layoffs--Jonathan Lavine. Lavine joined Bain in 1993. He is currently Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. He is also a major...
  • GOP: Romney can shame Obama, boost foreign policy credentials with Israel trip

    05/14/2012 3:58:43 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    The hill ^ | May 14, 2012
    GOP: Romney can shame Obama, boost foreign policy credentials with Israel trip By Cameron Joseph - 05/14/12 05:00 AM ET Mitt Romney should visit Israel soon, Republican lawmakers say, claiming that such a trip would highlight the fact that President Obama has not been there during his first term. Congressional Republicans told The Hill that there would be many benefits for Romney should he go to Israel, explaining that it would both advance U.S.-Israeli relations and help him politically. “It would be a good visit for him,” said National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas). Romney, who has a...
  • What The Polls Are Telling Us Now

    05/14/2012 3:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 14, 2012 | Doug Schoen, Democratic pollster
    There has been a subtle shift in the polls for President Obama — whose approval rating has dropped to 46% in the most recent polling conducted by Gallup and Rasmussen Reports – with disapproval at 53% in the Rasmussen poll and 47% in the Gallup survey. The President’s approval numbers are mirrored in the most recent head-to-head data for General Election: Obama vs. Romney. The President is currently trailing Governor Romney by four points according to polling conducted by Rasmussen Reports between May 10-May 12th, with Romney leading 48%-44% — while the latest Gallup numbers show the race effectively tied...
  • Obama: George Clooney and Me Are ‘Dope and Hope’

    05/14/2012 1:51:20 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/11/2012 | Staff
    CNSNews.com) - At fundraiser dinner at the Hollywood home of actor George Clooney on Thursday night, President Barack Obama joked that he and the actor were “Dope and Hope.” “It was wonderful,” Obama said, “walking through the house, and the famous ‘Hope’ poster from the 2008 campaign--people don't realize that the photograph of me is actually me sitting next to George, because George had come into D.C. to advocate on behalf of Darfur and to make sure that we were doing the right thing for so many people who were going through such horrific events, and we struck up a...
  • Obama Devolves (regarding same sex marriage)

    05/14/2012 3:09:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 14, 2012 | Robert R. Reilly
    Both Vice-President Joseph Biden and President Barack Obama have said that their positions regarding same-sex marriage have evolved. When you are “evolving,” you should really watch your grammar. Otherwise, people might suspect you are devolving instead.Take for instance, the hapless Joe Biden’s pronouncement of why he supports same-sex marriage. It’s all a matter of “who do you love.” His statement is both substantively and grammatically incorrect. It should, of course, be “whom do you love”. “You” is the subject and “whom” is the object of the verb “love.” Biden’s grammatical error reveals the problem with same-sex marriage. It has two...
  • Obama Breaks Faith With the Black Community

    05/14/2012 3:03:15 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 5 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 14, 2012 | JP
    In a recent post, I slammed black pastors for failing to stand up for their Christian faith in the face of attack by Nation of Islam supreme leader Louis Farrakhan. So, in fairness, I must applaud members of the black clergy who have put Biblical principle above racial hegemony in their public criticism of President Obama for his ungodly support of homosexual marriage. “I love the president,” said Rev. Emmitt Burns, pastor of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Baltimore, “but I cannot support what he has done.” He told CNN that the president’s failure to defend traditional marriage between one...
  • Obama Breaks Faith With the Black Community

    05/14/2012 3:03:16 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 25 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 14, 2012 | JP
    In a recent post, I slammed black pastors for failing to stand up for their Christian faith in the face of attack by Nation of Islam supreme leader Louis Farrakhan. So, in fairness, I must applaud members of the black clergy who have put Biblical principle above racial hegemony in their public criticism of President Obama for his ungodly support of homosexual marriage. “I love the president,” said Rev. Emmitt Burns, pastor of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Baltimore, “but I cannot support what he has done.” He told CNN that the president’s failure to defend traditional marriage between one...
  • Romney's boilerplate message on marriage at Liberty U: conservatives are being taken for a ride

    05/14/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    5/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Why the lack of pounding home this message at Liberty U? If he could take the time to say that marriage is "the relationship between one man and one woman" he could have used this occasion to pound the message home that he will push for a constitutional amendment that says that marriage shall be between one man and one woman. Some might say that there was no need to since Romney is not going to focus on social issues like this, as this would be a distraction and all. But that argument doesn't hold water, because if he could...
  • Obama’s War on Bald Eagles

    05/14/2012 2:39:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 14, 2012 | The Washinton Free Beacon Staff
    Obama administration proposes loosening rules against 'programmatic' killing of bald eagles. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is proposing to loosen regulations prohibiting the killing of bald eagles for the benefit of renewable energy companies.The Heritage Foundation’s blog “The Foundry” reports on the latest instance of the Obama administration’s war on wildlife: A draft regulation first filed in April would allow businesses to apply for 30-year permits allowing them to kill bald eagles in the course of other legal activities. The length of those permits would be a six-fold increase over the five-year window allowed under current law.The USFWS explains...
  • For Romney (and Obama) is it time for a statute of limitation on controversies?

    05/14/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | May 14, 2012 | Walter Shapiro
    A presidential candidate’s high-school years have always been packaged as a sepia-toned time of paper routes, patriotism, and premature whiffs of greatness. The classic model is the brief torch-is-passed film clip unveiled at the 1992 Democratic Convention of a 16-year-old Bill Clinton shaking hands with John Kennedy at the White House during a Boys State trip to Washington. The sometimes-brutal realities of high school have always been far from these gauzy small-town clichés. In truth, you have to be made out of hardier stuff to be a winner in high school rather than a victim.
  • Pat Buchanan: Obama ‘Put His Presidency At Risk’ With Embrace Of Gay Marriage

    05/14/2012 1:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Mediate ^ | May 14, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Former MSNBC contributor and conservative author Pat Buchanan appeared on Fox’s America Live with Megyn Kelly on Monday where he said that President Barack Obama’s recent embrace of gay marriage imperils his presidency. He said that gay marriage rights is the “heart of the cultural war” and that Republican voters are “right now riding to the sound of the guns” to get behind Republican candidate Mitt Romney as a result of Obama’s support for same-sex marriage rights. RELATED: Pat Buchanan To Hannity: Liberals ‘Use Terms Like Bigot… To Set Up An Inquisition’ What the President has done is forfeit –...
  • Ally Financial - Another Auto Bailout Bankruptcy

    05/14/2012 12:38:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 14, 2012 | Mark Modica
    The Obama Administration has become quite the expert on bankruptcy filings. The Detroit Free Press reports that the third auto bailout partaker, Ally Financial, has filed bankruptcy for its mortgage subsidiary, ResCap. The government still owns 74% of Ally, and now has an 0 for 3 record on restructuring bailed out auto-related companies outside of bankruptcy. Three years ago the Obama Administration, particularly the Auto Task Force, had a mission to restructure General Motors, Chrysler and GM's lending arm, GMAC. The stated goal was to restructure the auto industry players outside of bankruptcy. This stated goal turned out to be...
  • Obama to attend LGBT fundraiser in NYC ($5K a guest, $35K a chair, hosted by Ricky Martin)

    05/14/2012 12:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 14, 2012 | John Harwood
    CNBC’s John Harwood shares details from the fundraiser hosted by Ricky Martin, which is expected to bring a large sum of money to the Obama reelection campaign. >> i believe we have grown to marriage equal. >> that of course is south carolina congressman jim clyburn adding his support. he is the third ranging democrat in the house and one of the highest ranking african-american elected officials in this country. in a few hours, president obama will attend an lgbt fund-raiser hosted by openly gay entertainer ricky marine. it will be the first such event since endorsing marriage equal last...
  • Informer Endorses Obama In Same Sex Marriage Stance (Blacks still firmly on the reservation)

    05/14/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington City Paper ^ | May. 14, 2012 | Shani Hilton
    Remember how I said black people weren't going to go for Mitt Romney just because the president completed his "evolution" on same-sex marriage? The Informer endorses President Barack Obama's stance: There will be those who seek to use this issue to divide our community. As a people, we cannot afford such division. It is our hope that conversations on strengthening African American families continue in a civil and respectful way, on all sides, both with those who support the ability of same-sex couples to marry, and those who do not. We are glad that President Obama has joined Dr. Joseph...
  • HHS Sends $5.9 Million to Program Run by Obama Buddy (U of Chicago program tied to MO)

    05/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5-14-12 | Keith Koffler
    The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obama’s...
  • Right Wants More from John Boehner

    05/13/2012 8:49:32 PM PDT · by James Thomas · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | May 13, 2012 | Jake Sherman
    The cautious approach that top Republicans have taken on whether to vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress has sparked a new round of hand-wringing over the party’s direction on Capitol Hill. Specifically, conservatives want bolder, more aggressive leadership from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the rest of GOP high command — on Holder and the broader Republican agenda heading into November. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76258.html#ixzz1uoPQ1L5s
  • Lawmakers stay largely silent over Chinese takeover of US bank branches

    05/14/2012 10:36:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 13 May 12 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. lawmakers have been unusually silent about federal regulators' decision to allow a Chinese bank to take over 13 bank branches in New York and California, suggesting that they think American banks have much to gain. Members of both parties usually relish the chance to bash China on everything from government subsidies to the yuan's exchange rate. Yet Wednesday's decision by the Federal Reserve to certify a Chinese bank acquisition for the first time was met by near-universal silence.
  • IT'S OFFICIAL--John Boehner is stalling Fast and Furious contempt citation of Eric Holder

    05/13/2012 10:01:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 64 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/2012 | Doug Book
    If Darrell Issa has any thoughts of the full House voting on his Oversight Committee’s citation of contempt against Eric Holder, he will first have to clear the idea with the Attorney General’s staunchest allies and political defenders—Republican Speaker John Boehner, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy. Upon the Speaker’s office being provided a draft of the citation last week, a spokesman for the Republican leadership said “While there are very legitimate arguments to be made in favor of such an action, no decision has been made to move forward with one by the Speaker...