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  • U.S. Jobs Deficit Holds at 11,760,000 in July

    08/04/2012 10:08:53 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | AUGUST 4, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    Breakout the Fairy Dust -"The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive." ~ John F. Kennedy, Jan. 24, 1963, special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -The U.S. Jobs Deficit declined by 30,000 in July, falling from 11,790,000 in June, to 11,760,000, based on yesterday’s Employment Situation Report. While May’s number was revised upward by 10,000, and June’s number was revised downward by 16,000, the economy...
  • Time to Bench Obama: Dirty Harry

    08/04/2012 9:57:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-4-2012 | MOTUS
    It’s half time in America, people. And things aren’t looking so good. ... Our quarterback has had a rough first half. And the coaches have gotten together and they think it might be time to pull him... ...Because when the guy with the fistful of dollars says "I think the country needs a boost," I’m inclined to listen... I’m Dirty Harry and I approved this message
  • Staycation: Obama turns 51; plays golf, will go to Camp David

    08/04/2012 9:37:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 4, 2012 | KEN THOMAS
    President Barack Obama is playing a round of golf on his 51st birthday, kicking off a quiet birthday weekend away from re-election campaigning. Obama was playing golf at Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday before heading to Camp David, the private presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin (kuh-TAHK'-tin) Mountains. Obama got some early birthday wishes on Thursday during a campaign rally in Florida, where supporters sang "Happy Birthday" to the president.
  • Political committee keeps Obama birth certificate theory alive

    08/04/2012 9:27:59 AM PDT · by GregNH · 78 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/4/2012 | Joseph Tanfani
    Latest News | Battleground States | Fundraising | Super PAC Spending | Political Cartoons | Opinion Political committee keeps Obama birth certificate theory alive print Comments 0 By Joseph Tanfani August 4, 2012, 6:00 a.m. WASHINGTON -- Still convinced President Obama wasn’t born in the United States? A brand-new political committee will be happy to accept your donations to keep the theory alive. The Conservative Majority Fund, set up a month ago by a political consultant, is sponsoring television ads that recycle some discredited conspiracy theories regarding Obama’s identity -- including suggestions that he’s using a phony Social Security number...
  • House passes bill eliminating Senate confirmation for presidential appointees

    08/04/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT · by GregNH · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/2012 | Alex Pappas
    Update:The House passed the legislation Tuesday night by a vote of 261-116. The bill now goes to President Obama’s desk for his signature.The House of Representatives is set to consider legislation Tuesday that would exempt certain presidential appointees from having to be confirmed by the Senate. But a number of conservative groups are arguing that the “Presidential Efficiency and Streamlining Act” amounts to Congress neutering itself and giving the executive branch unprecedented power. Presidential appointees that would no longer require Senate confirmation under the legislation include the treasurer of the United States and the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation...
  • Barack Obama Runs On Empty And Toward Defeat

    08/04/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    IBD ^ | 8/3/2012 | Douglass MacKinnnon
    The social experiment that was Barack Obama's election and presidency is over. Way over. As one who was born in the heart of Boston and worked the political world of Washington for 20 years, I know quite a few Democrats. Some are family, and many are close friends. Most voted for Obama in 2008. None at this point is inclined to vote for him in 2012. Why? Because they view him as an abject failure across the board and have decided to put the welfare of their families and themselves before the empty rhetoric of the Obama campaign before it's...
  • Obama brings back Biden pitch, suggests tax-paying ‘patriotic’

    08/04/2012 9:05:21 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/4/2012 | foxnews.com
    President Obama suggested it’s “patriotic” for well-off Americans to pay more in taxes, bringing back an argument then-Sen. Joe Biden first made before the 2008 election.
  • Why does this White House Support our Enemies?

    08/04/2012 8:16:06 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 4th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    President Barack Obama has issued an order directing various American government agencies, including the CIA, to provide unspecified support to the Syrian Rebels to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad. On the surface it appears that the CIA is providing intelligence to the Free Syrian Army to aid the rebels in their fight, however the scope of this directive is unclear. The State Department, most likely acting on orders, has committed $64 million in humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people and another $25 million in non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition. Spin According to the UK Guardian US and Europeans...
  • D.C. is a Safe Haven for Obama; Not the Case in Oakland

    08/04/2012 7:34:04 AM PDT · by Melvin Martinez · 16 replies
    The Martinez Report ^ | 8/4/12 | Melvin Martinez
    GALLUP: Obama Ratings Negative in Most States, Highest in D.C. "Obama’s approval rating is below 50 percent in 37 states ... The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent." POLITICO: In Oakland, "[o]fficials say the window at Obama's office at 16th Street and Telegraph Avenue was broken as more than 100 protesters marched around 12 p.m. Friday ET."
  • Unemploy Obama

    08/04/2012 7:31:41 AM PDT · by FactsNLogic · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 13, 2012 | Irwin Stelzer
    The latest jobs report should persuade all those who worry about the president’s economic policies but find him likable that enough is enough, and that policy trumps personality when it comes to deciding who should occupy the White House. Job creation remains anemic, the unemployment rate has ticked up to 8.3 percent, and the labor force participation rate continues to fall as more and more Americans choose the couch over tramping the streets looking for work. The Labor Department sums it up: Both the number of unemployed and the unemployment rate "have shown little movement thus far in 2012." It...
  • Obama: Negative ratings in 37 states, but king of DC

    08/04/2012 7:28:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 4, 2012 | Byron York
    Gallup has just released Barack Obama's job approval rating for the first half of 2012, broken down by state, and the news is not encouraging for the president. Obam's approval rating is below 50 percent in 37 states, ranging from a 26 percent rating in Utah to a 49 percent rating in Michigan. Obama is at 50 percent or higher in just 13 states, from a 50 percent rating in Minnesota to a 63 percent rating in Hawaii. The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent.
  • Romney on Chick-fil-A: That’s not something that’s part of my campaign; Obama ducks too

    08/04/2012 5:19:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | August 3, 2012 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, I understand why he punted here. His retort to Reid's tax-evasion smear last night was that it's an obvious, grotesque attempt to hand the media a new distraction from Obama's record. He just got back from a foreign policy trip/photo op that was also submerged in distractions, most notably his Olympics comments in London and his aide's "kiss my ass" comments to the press in Poland. He's just begun pushing a more positive message keyed to his biography to convince undecideds that he's up to the job. The last thing he wants right now is another distraction...
  • Obama weighs in on Tebow, Penn State controversy

    08/04/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT · by GregNH · 21 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 8/1/2012 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama said Thursday that the New York Jets quarterback situation would make him "pretty nervous" if he were a fan of the team. The Jets acquired Denver phenom Tim Tebow in the off-season, but are playing him as a backup to Mark Sanchez. "I've got to tell you, I don't like the idea of a quarterback controversy at the start of the season," Obama said on Columbus' 97.1 The Fan in a Thursday call-in appearance on The Common Man & The Torg's radio program. (Also on POLITICO: NY Jets brush off Obama critique) "If I was a Jets fan,...
  • Romney can't ignore Sarah Palin in 2012. The Tea Party champ is more politically relevant than ever

    08/04/2012 2:03:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | August 2, 2012 | Dr. Tim Stanley, Oxford University
    Love her or loathe her (and those seem to be the only options), Sarah Palin won’t go away. Despite holding no office and having no obvious intention of running for one, she continues to dominate headlines and divide the country. So how will Romney handle her in 2012? Presuming that he won’t nominate her for Veep (the smart money is on a really boring white guy), what role – if any – will she take in the campaign? Should the GOP embrace the Palin effect or pretend it doesn’t exist? Palin’s national role in the last few days reminds us...
  • To win, Obama needs to get white voters to stay home

    08/04/2012 12:36:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    President Obama has met the enemy, and they are us (us, that is, if you are Caucasian). So reads the handwriting on the wall, according to BuzzFeed, which reports: President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has spent more than $100 million on advertising over the last 3 months. Much, if not most, of it has been produced to shred Mitt Romney’s reputation and suppress turnout among white voters who might vote for Romney. That last sentence is worth re-reading. It links to a New York Times op-ed that notes with equal candor, not to mention nonchalance: He is running a two-track...
  • Republicans deliver ‘You Didn't Bake This' Obama cake

    08/03/2012 5:50:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/3/2012
    President Barack Obama's Republican critics are celebrating his birthday, tongue-in-cheek style. On the eve of his 51st birthday, the Republican National Committee delivered this cake on Friday to its Democratic counterpart. "Since President Obama's birthday is tomorrow, we actually wish him a happy 50.99726 years with this 'you didn't bake that' cake," said RNC spokesman Tim Miller. (Why the strange number? It's a short story). "We do know that hard working, smart entrepreneurs across the country join us in wishing the president a happy birthday and hoping that next year he has more time for baking so the country can...
  • $465 for Legal Status Under Obama’s ‘Dream Act’

    08/03/2012 6:22:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | August. 3, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    The Obama administration will formally begin granting some young undocumented immigrants legal status and work permits later this month under a controversial new policy first announced by President Obama in June. The Department of Homeland Security today announced details of the application and approval process for the DREAM Act-like program, outlining specific eligibility requirements and a $465 fee. It will begin Aug. 15. Illegal immigrants younger than 30 who came to the United States before age 16, have lived here for at least five years continuously, attend or have graduated from high school or college, and have no criminal convictions...
  • Dems Move to Block Military Vote

    08/03/2012 10:51:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 29 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    In recent elections less than 5% of the ballots cast by active duty military personnel serving overseas arrived in time to be counted. Nevertheless, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the Ohio Democratic Party have jointly filed suit in Ohio to strike down a law that gives deployed troops more time to cast absentee ballots. The suit alleges that the provision allowing more time for deployed troops is “contrary to the policy of the current Administration” and “would improperly embroil military personnel in partisan politics.” DNC Chairperson Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla) declared that “it is...
  • Is Your Neighbor a Democrat? Obama Has an App for That

    08/03/2012 8:39:20 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 27 replies
    Pro Publica ^ | 8-3-12 | Lois Beckett
    Curious how many Democrats live on your block? Just download the Obama campaign's new mobile app. The app, released last week, includes a Google map for canvassers that recognizes your current location and marks nearby Democratic households with small blue flags. For each targeted address, the app displays the first name, age and gender of the voter or voters who live there: "Lori C., 58 F, Democrat." All this is public information, which campaigns have long given to volunteers. But you no longer have to schedule a visit to a field office and wait for a staffer to hand you...
  • New SuperPAC exposing Obama administration's racism

    08/03/2012 8:21:43 PM PDT · by bfkirk · 8 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | August 3, 2012 | Josh Israel
    One of the fears that may instill the occasional bout of night terror among American pols is the possibility that “friendly” SuperPACs who don’t agree with the strategy, tactics, or message they ostensibly support will fall into a giant vat of unregulated cash and do something stupid and counter-productive. We may be about to see how effectively Republicans can keep that from happening, via a new Super-PAC created by the shady oppo researcher Stephen Marks that’s already released a web ad which is a small masterpiece of racism-posing-as-anti-racism. As ThinkProgress’ Josh Israel reports: FightBigotry.com, a new Super PAC registered with...