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  • Democrat Adam Schiff Condemns FBI's 'Ambiguity Bomb'

    10/31/2016 2:32:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    cnsnews ^ | October 31, 2016 | By Susan Jones
    ( - "I think this was a terrible error in judgment by the director to release this kind of ambiguous letter," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, told ABC's "This Week." "That kind of an ambiguity bomb this close to election was a terrible lapse in judgment," Schiff said. "The DOJ policies against making a statement about a pending or closed case -- and certainly not doing it in the days leading up to an investigation -- is there for a reason. It's designed to ensure fairness. "It's also designed to ensure that the...
  • Why Donald Trump Is Poised To Win The Nomination And Lose The General Election, In One Poll

    03/23/2016 3:49:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 110 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2016
    Why Donald Trump Is Poised To Win The Nomination And Lose The General Election, In One Poll By Philip Bump March 23 Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but a new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that the most likely outcome of this presidential race is the following: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the general election, and Hillary Clinton wins. Standard polling caveats apply, not the least of which is that the campaign hasn't started and that polls taken well in advance of an actual election are often not predictive. But reading this poll on...
  • It's the Character

    03/22/2016 5:21:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | March 22, 2016 | Mona Charen
    I first became aware of Donald Trump when he chose to make cheating on his first wife front-page news. It was the early '90s. Donald and Ivana Trump broke up over the course of months. Not that divorce is shocking, mind you; among the glitterati marriage seems more unusual. Nor is infidelity exactly novel. But it requires a particular breed of lowlife to advertise the sexual superiority of one's mistress over the mother of one's children. That was Trump's style. He leaked stories to the New York tabloids about Ivana's breast implants -- they didn't feel right. Marla Maples, by...
  • How the NSA Violates your Constitutional rights(Despite what you are seeing on Fox)

    06/18/2013 8:50:16 AM PDT · by Vendome · 18 replies
    Vanity | 6/18/2013 | Vendome
    The government scanning and archiving your personal telephone number and any calls associated with it are privately owned.   READ THIS  CAREFULLY!   The Post Office is a government owned entity.   Your phone number and any phone you use are privately owned.   As are the service providers.   As is the equipment of anyone you call.   Private Property, Ingringement of your 4th amendment and 1st, which will lead to jeopardy of your 5th and 2nd amendment.
  • Who Knew? The Leading Cause Of Gun Death Is Suicide

    01/30/2013 7:28:34 AM PST · by I still care · 35 replies ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Rpger Kay
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about how the gun-death data showed a very weak correlation with gun-law strictness. I used data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) to derive a gun-homicide rate. In the comments section, a reader pointed me toward more-detailed data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which captures death-certificate data from all the states. Despite interference by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the CDC has kept up the basic data, if not research into the details of who, how, and why. But what we can...
  • (Rino) George W. Bush pushes for more immigration

    12/04/2012 1:03:32 PM PST · by Mozilla · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/12 | Neil Munro
    Former President George W. Bush ambled back into the spotlight Tuesday to laud legal immigration, a decade after he helped inflate the real-estate bubble to its 2007 peak while trying to boost homeownership among Hispanics. “America is a nation of immigrants. … Immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow. … They invigorate our soul,” Bush said at the keynote speech of a one-day symposium on immigration’s role in the economy at the Dallas-based George W. Bush Institute. “Growing up in Texas we have had the honor and privilege of meeting many of the newly arrived,” the former president said. “They...

    03/08/2012 10:54:53 AM PST · by bramps · 2 replies
    The track record of Barack Obama's pronouncements on a wide range of issues suggests that anything he says is a message written in sand, and easily blown away by the next political winds. Remember the "shovel-ready projects" that would spring into action and jump-start the economy, once the "stimulus" money was available? Obama himself laughed at this idea a year or so later, when it was clear to all that these projects were going nowhere.
  • The Conversion: How, when, and why Mitt Romney changed his mind on abortion.

    02/25/2012 11:36:08 AM PST · by The Iron Duke · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | February 22, 2012 | William Saletan
    To understand Mitt Romney, you have to understand the most difficult passage of his political life: how he changed his position on abortion. Not the story he tells about it, but the real story. Romney began his political career as a pro-choicer. In the story he tells, he had an epiphany, a flash of insight, and committed himself thereafter to protecting life. But that isn’t what happened. The real story of Romney’s conversion—a series of tentative, equivocal, and confused shifts, accompanied by a constant rewriting of his past—paints a more accurate picture of who he is. Romney has complex views...
  • Newt Gingrich’s Amnesty Plan ~ Gives 3.5 Million Criminal Aliens U.S. Jobs & U.S. Residency.

    12/15/2011 2:49:17 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 32 replies
    Political Vel Craft ^ | December 5, 2011 | Volubrjotr
    Breaking New Study => Newt Gingrich’s Amnesty Plan ~ Covertly Gives 3.5 Million Criminal Aliens U.S. Jobs & U.S. Residency. This Is Larger Than The 1986 Blanket Amnesty! The most recent polling finds that Republican voters have elevated Newt Gingrich to presidential frontrunner status. But it is difficult to believe that those supporting him agree with his amnesty plan or are even aware that his proposal sounds like it would give U.S. jobs and residency to around 3.5 million illegal aliens (according to a new Pew Hispanic Center study). Unless Gingrich supporters push him to back off, he is promising...
  • Retraction Request: Reuters Erroneously Reports GOP Tax Hike Deal

    07/06/2011 7:03:23 PM PDT · by cableguymn · 68 replies ^ | 7/6/11 | Big Journalisum
    Not sure if posting the story is ok. (kinda new to posting)
  • Why the power of the mighty Federal Reserve is finally on the wane

    04/29/2011 2:34:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies
    The Telegraph. UK ^ | April 29, 2011 | Jeremy Warner
    An unprecedented press conference was held in Washington on Wednesday – one that should have been convened a long time ago. And no, it wasn't the one to announce publication of Barack Obama's birth certificate, but rather the first of its kind by the US Federal Reserve. Believe it or not, the Fed has never before made itself directly answerable to the fourth estate for its monetary policy decisions. Accountability and explanation have instead been pursued through official statements, speech-giving, congressional committees and selective background briefings. After nearly 100 years at the helm of the US economy, the Fed has...
  • Obama's Birthplace Mystery: The Real Issue

    04/27/2011 12:19:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2011 | Elwin Tobing
    An otherwise casual question has turned out to be one of the most elusive and divisive questions of the young 21st century: where was Barack Obama born? The left despises those who ask the question. Some on the right ridicule those who raise the issue, while a sizeable number of Americans are insisting that Obama was born outside of the US and hence he is ineligible to be president. Whether intentionally or not, they are either missing or distorting the real issue. An inquiry to Obama's birthplace should be viewed in light of the sheer weight of the position he...
  • New York state manufacturing plunges: NY Fed

    11/15/2010 2:50:27 PM PST · by AZLiberty · 17 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 15, 2010 | Unknown
    New York state manufacturing unexpectedly plunged in November, the first contraction since July 2009 when the US economy exited recession, official data showed Monday. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported its manufacturing activity index dropped to minus 11.1 points in November, from a positive 15.7 points in the previous month. The Empire State Manufacturing Survey index is considered a bellwether of the manufacturing sector which has been a key strength in the economic recovery. It was the first time the index fell below zero since July 2009, the month after the worst recession in decades was officially declared...
  • BS Alert 2! Steve Wozniak (And The Media) Still Spreading Prius UA Obfuscation

    03/16/2010 12:26:32 AM PDT · by hamboy · 11 replies · 436+ views
    The Truth About Cars ^ | March 9, 2010 | Paul Niedermeyer
    One of my pet gripes about the media and celebrities is the lack of follow-up and accountability. Remember all the hoopla about Steve Wozniak’s Prius with the mysterious electronics glitch that he could manipulate to create UA? My take was that obviously his cruise control had a minor bug that only showed up at over eighty mph. Woz readily admitted that he could disengage it with a tap on the brakes. Well, thanks to his celebrity status and the coverage, the story ended with Toyota agreeing to take his Prius for a week to test it thoroughly. So what...
  • Job market worsens for recent college graduates (Unemployment among worse than the U.S. Ave.)

    12/14/2009 7:11:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies · 2,753+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/14/2009 | Don Lee
    The unemployment rate dropped last month for men and women, blacks and whites, lifting hopes that the long dry spell in the jobs market may be coming to an end. But for recent college graduates and other young adults, the labor situation didn't just remain dire -- it got worse. For 20- to 24-year-olds, the jobless rate rose four-tenths of a percent to 16% in November, even as unemployment nationally slipped to 10% from 10.2%. And data from the Labor Department show that the unemployment figure for college graduates in that age group was 10.6% in the third quarter --...
  • Top questions Barack Obama did not answer

    01/11/2009 10:32:53 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies · 1,906+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | January 12, 2009 | Mark Alexander
    Perhaps you've noticed an abundance of "Top Ten" lists in recent weeks. As usual, the mainstream media has churned out a variety of year-in-review pieces of late. Two events vied for top billing on all those lists -- the financial meltdown and the presidential election. At present, it isn't clear which of those debacles presents the greater threat to our nation. The factors leading up to the economic collapse in the last two quarters are clear (see Economics 101). What is not clear, however, is whether we can limit the damage to a mere recession. On the other hand, we...
  • Obama and the Cross [Obama trying to court evangelicals]

    05/14/2008 12:22:04 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 45 replies · 164+ views ^ | 14 May 08 | David Brody
    I have been telling Brody File readers for months that if Barack Obama becomes the Democratic nominee he will make a pitch to win over independent/moderate Evangelicals. Well, we now have evidence. In Kentucky, he is making a direct appeal to Evangelicals with flyers that mention his conversion experience and they highlight a big old cross. Remember Mike Huckabee’s supposed subliminal cross in his Christmas campaign ad? Well, the Obama campaign ditches the subliminal and goes for the in your face cross. Look at the flyer here. The Obama campaign has consistently believed that their candidate can compete for the...
  • Time To Just Say No To Obama

    03/30/2008 2:12:53 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 33 replies · 1,310+ views
    America Talks ^ | 03/30/08 | David Zublick
    We at America Talks are launching a concerted effort to see to it that Barack Hussein Obama is not elected the next president of the United States. He is a dangerous individual who would do great harm to this country. Obama's associations with people of questionable character, his friendship with a racist pastor whose comments he claims he disavows, his plans to negotiate with and placate terrorists and terrorist sympathizers, leads us to believe that his not an honorable man who is looking out for the interests of our nation. Obama's questionable past, his embellishment of his father's legacy, his...
  • Obama the Obfuscater

    03/29/2008 6:48:36 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 24 replies · 532+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 03/25/08 | Steven Zak
    If one were to sum up the campaign strategy of Barack Obama in a word, it would be "obfuscation." Obama's well-known empty platitudes, of course, serve to hide the man behind them by revealing no detail. His underlying "black rage" -- expressed more openly by his less politically-cunning wife -- is hidden beneath well-crafted loftiness. Now that he has been exposed as a fellow traveler of the America-loathing anti-Semite Jeremiah Wright, Obama's attempt at damage control relies once again on obfuscation. First, through an attempt to minimize the scope of Wright's hateful rants through such carefully chosen words as "occasionally"...
  • 1 in 10 Believe Obama Muslim

    03/28/2008 6:35:07 PM PDT · by melt · 84 replies · 1,531+ views
    AP via ^ | 3/28/08 | AP
    One in 10 voters believes Barack Obama is Muslim, a mistaken impression that lingers across party lines, a poll showed. Fourteen percent of Republicans, 10 percent of Democrats and 8 percent of independents mistakenly think he is Muslim, according to a survey by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. Just over half of each group correctly identified him as Christian, while about a third said they don't know his religion. The false rumor that the Democratic presidential candidate and Illinois senator is Muslim has been fanned on the Internet and conservative talk radio. It has persisted despite the recent controversy over...
  • My Solution to Iraq Is to Never Have Gone There

    03/08/2008 1:03:10 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 1 replies · 196+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 2/29/2008 | Moneyrunner
    The "Obasma" solution to Iraq is blindingly simple. "Sherman, set the wayback machine to September 10, 20001" "Iraq continues to be a serious problem, and the Bush administration has done nothing but increase the problem and cause unnecessary deaths. It is a mess, but I have a solution: I would never have gone there. The Iraq War will be a big problem to inherit, but it would not be if we hadn't have gone there. That's why that is my solution. People ask me, "Won't leaving Iraq now be abandoning the Iraqi people?" Well, it wouldn't be abandoning them if...
  • Obama Offers Wild Revision of His Own History

    02/27/2008 4:35:04 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 62 replies · 303+ views
    Human Events ^ | 3-27-08 | Paul R. Hollrah - OP/ED
    Obama Offers Wild Revision of His Own History by Paul R. Hollrah 03/27/2007 Tuning in to C-SPAN recently, I found myself listening to a speech by Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Hussein Obama. He was standing at the pulpit of a black church in Selma, Ala., and as I studied the body language of the dozen or so black ministers standing behind the senator, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the little head-bobbing dolls that people used to place in the rear windows of their 1957 Chevrolets. If their reactions are any indication, the new Schlickmeister of the Democratic Party...
  • Religious Right Vilifies Romney

    01/17/2008 6:38:28 AM PST · by tortdog · 132 replies · 59+ views
    The Australian ^ | 1/18/2008 | Geoff Elliott
    "They said all sorts of ludicrous things [about Romney]... that when he became president he would pass a bill for same-sex marriage." The push-polling has hit other candidates too, but it highlights Mr Romney's particular difficulties in selling his candidacy to the religious right since he is a Mormon. While much attention has focused on the possibility of "firsts" in the Democratic race with a woman in Hillary Clinton or African American in Barack Obama as real shots at the White House, Mr Romney would be the first Mormon president. It's something that's firing up the evangelical community, which is...
  • Hillary criticized for press strategy

    11/23/2007 6:08:18 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 21 replies · 78+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2007 | Christina Bellantoni
    When Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to get a message out, her presidential campaign handpicks news outlets. Or, in some cases, bypasses the media entirely. The New York Democrat's third-quarter fundraising blowout was leaked to the Drudge Report. She made sure an Iowa newspaper printed her comments that she found Sen. Barack Obama's answer to a foreign-policy question "irresponsible" and "naive." She also uses her "Hillary Hub" campaign creation to break news. The strategy allows Mrs. Clinton — who rarely holds press availabilities — to avoid taking questions from reporters who cover her campaign and who might have detailed follow-up...
  • In the language of Washington, things are not as they seem, or sound

    11/26/2006 12:43:20 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies · 452+ views
    McCleans ^ | November 26, 2006 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's annual accounting of hunger in the United States reported no hunger in its last outing. Instead, it found "food insecurity." Likewise, no one is even considering retreating from Iraq. "Redeploying" the heck out of there is, however, an option. In Washington, words are a moving target that conceal at least as much as they reveal. Doublespeak runs through the discourse on Iraq, terrorism and domestic matters to a point where it's hard to tell what is going on. The libertarian Cato Institute recently took on the rising tide of fuzzy words in the fight against...
  • Rice: Iran Letter to Bush Changes Nothing

    05/08/2006 4:41:45 PM PDT · by familyop · 16 replies · 579+ views
    VOA News ^ | 08MAY06 | VOA News
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has dismissed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's surprise letter to President Bush, saying it does nothing to address the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. Rice told the Associated Press Monday the letter does not address any issues of U.S. concern. She said the letter is about 18 pages long and talks about history, philosophy, and religion. She says the letter is not the place to find a diplomatic opening to engage Iran on the nuclear issue. Rice is in New York meeting with other diplomats from the permanent U.N. Security Council members on possible sanctions against...
  • Glaser turns wrath on Apple, Jobs

    12/06/2005 3:03:25 AM PST · by Panerai · 118 replies · 1,710+ views
    Cnet ^ | 12/05/2005 | Greg Sandoval
    Rob Glaser has made his peace with Microsoft's Bill Gates. Now, the RealNetworks chief executive is turning up the rhetoric against another technology icon: Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs. At the Digital Living Conference here on Monday, Glaser told a packed hotel ballroom that Jobs & Co.'s refusal to make the iPod compatible with music services other than Apple's iTunes was "pig-headedness." Glaser also said that Apple's unwillingness to cooperate with other online music vendors promotes piracy of copyrighted materials and will eventually draw the wrath of consumers. These are heady times for Glaser and his Internet multimedia company, which...
  • Why Do We Invoke Darwin?

    08/31/2005 9:04:10 AM PDT · by flevit · 11 replies · 645+ views
    The Scientist (reprint on DI) ^ | August 29, 2005 | Philip S. Skell
    When I recently suggested this disconnect publicly, I was vigorously challenged. One person recalled my use of Wilkins and charged me with quote mining. The proof, supposedly, was in Wilkins's subsequent paragraph: "Yet, the marginality of evolutionary biology may be changing. More and more issues in biology, from diverse questions about human nature to the vulnerability of ecosystems, are increasingly seen as reflecting evolutionary events. A spate of popular books on evolution testifies to the development. If we are to fully understand these matters, however, we need to understand the processes of evolution that, ultimately, underlie them." In reality, however,...
  • UC scholar to help Democrats refine message - Party is urged to control policy debate

    12/07/2004 12:48:02 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 28 replies · 586+ views ^ | 12/5/04 | Edward Epstein
    Washington -- House Democrats, seeking to take the offensive against Republicans in an effort to win back a majority, will talk Tuesday with a Berkeley scholar who says Republicans have succeeded by framing the nation's political debate on their terms. The scholar, UC Berkeley professor of linguistics and cognitive sciences George Lakoff, is a hot item in liberal circles these days as he argues Democrats must develop a message that resonates more deeply with voters. His latest book, "Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate,'' is on best-seller lists in Washington and the Bay Area....
  • Democrats Are Hiding the Ball (David Limbaugh)

    03/05/2004 4:41:57 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 17 replies · 109+ views
    Human Events ^ | 3-5-04 | David Limbaugh
    Political campaigns ought to be about helping the electorate to determine the candidates' respective positions on the issues, but Democrats, in a number of ways, are determined to obscure rather than clarify, and there has to be a reason for that. Just look at some of the things they do, all the while pretending to champion "democracy." They try to disenfranchise the military vote. They try to muzzle political speech through draconian campaign finance reform legislation. They circumvent the will of the people through judicial activism and by blocking the appointment of constitutionalist judges. They seek to intimidate Republicans from...
  • Dems hiding the ball

    03/03/2004 12:24:53 PM PST · by BMC1 · 4 replies · 129+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-2-2004 | David Limbaugh
    Political campaigns ought to be about helping the electorate to determine the candidates' respective positions on the issues, but Democrats, in a number of ways, are determined to obscure rather than clarify, and there has to be a reason for that. Just look at some of the things they do, all the while pretending to champion "democracy." They try to disenfranchise the military vote. They try to muzzle political speech through draconian campaign finance reform legislation. They circumvent the will of the people through judicial activism and by blocking the appointment of constitutionalist judges. They seek to intimidate Republicans from...
  • Democrats hiding the ball

    03/01/2004 9:47:44 PM PST · by kattracks · 8 replies · 88+ views ^ | 3/02/04 | David Limbaugh
    Political campaigns ought to be about helping the electorate to determine the candidates' respective positions on the issues, but Democrats, in a number of ways, are determined to obscure rather than clarify, and there has to be a reason for that.Just look at some of the things they do, all the while pretending to champion "democracy." They try to disenfranchise the military vote. They try to muzzle political speech through draconian campaign finance reform legislation. They circumvent the will of the people through judicial activism and by blocking the appointment of constitutionalist judges. They seek to intimidate Republicans from discussing...
  • Leftist Salon.Com Writer Joe Conason Is Joe Dirt

    09/24/2003 1:33:49 PM PDT · by ultimate_robber_baron · 7 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2003 | Stuart K. Hayashi
    Meet Joe Dirt Stuart K. Hayashi In 2001, comedian David Spade came out with a movie titled "The Adventures of Joe Dirt." It now appears that the film was about Joe Conason, the author of "Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth" and an editorialist for the liberal-biased In the person of Brad Pitt, you've already Met Joe Black. Now Meet the Real Joe Dirt. His book purports to expose how right-wingers harness the corporate media to brainwash society. Instead of demonstrating such, however, Joe is too busy flinging his Dirt around. In two...