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  • Michigan vs. Minnesota Report Says Little About What Policies To Pursue

    06/26/2014 8:07:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/24/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    A new report from Michigan Future says Michigan should dramatically increase taxes and government spending to become more prosperous. But it represents a classic case of mistaking correlation for causation — while making little effort to prove the case. The study, authored by business reporter Rick Haglund, attempts to show that increasing taxes and spending more money on K-12 education, public universities, preschool, municipal revenue sharing, health and human services and transportation will lead to better economic performance. "It's clear that if Michigan is to regain the prosperity it enjoyed decades ago when the auto industry here reigned supreme, the...
  • Texas School Bans Sunscreen Because Kids Might Drink It, Or Something

    06/10/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Not The Onion: a school district in Texas has banned sunscreen from schools due to the fact that they're afraid children will eat it. The North East Independent School District has the restriction because it considers sunscreen toxic, and fears kids will eat it, parent Christy Riggs, of San Antonio, told Fox News. [...] School district spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor told ABC News that allergic reactions to sunscreen are one of the numerous reasons the district does not allow sunblock in its 72 schools. “We don’t want students sharing sunscreen,” Chancellor told the station. “If students get it in their eyes...
  • 65% of Americans Want Next President to Change Obama's Policies

    05/05/2014 2:41:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/05/2014 | Heather Ginsburg
    It doesn’t really come as a surprise, but a new poll out today confirmed many of our suspicions. We can finally see that most Americans don’t like President Obama’s policies. In a new poll out today, it was revealed that almost two-thirds of Americans want the next president to change the current agenda. The new Pew poll results show that Obama is truly in a second-term slump. 65 percent of Americans surveyed said they want the next president to have different programs or policies from those of President Obama. Only 30 percent said they wanted similar policies carried out when...
  • Obama complains that his policies are ‘contested’

    02/26/2014 5:00:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama told his most loyal supporters Tuesday night that he relies on them to break through widespread media criticism of his policies. “Information is so contested, and people are separated from how they get news, that oftentimes to break through, what’s necessary is the validation of a neighbor or a friend, or a coworker, or a family member,” he told roughly 60 leaders of his on-the-ground group, Organizing for Action. “It doesn’t work if we don’t have folks on the ground who are speaking out on behalf of these issues and these values… [but OFA members can] reach...
  • NC OKs higher rates to keep Blue Cross policies

    11/26/2013 8:10:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/26/13 | Emery p. Dalesio, - AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's largest health insurer will be allowed to raise premiums by between 16 percent and 24 percent on policies that would have been canceled for failing to meet minimum requirements required by the federal overhaul law, the state's insurance commissioner said Tuesday. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said his office approved the rate increases as requested by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The decision means people who had one of the nearly 152,000 cancelled policies could keep them next year at the higher cost. The plans for customers who buy their own policies...
  • Boehner: More people will lose insurance under Obamacare than sign up in exchanges

    10/23/2013 8:17:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>House Speaker John A. Boehner predicted Wednesday that by the end of the month, more Americans will have lost their insurance by being kicked off existing health plans than the number who were able to sign up in the flawed online healthcare.gov website.</p>
  • Thousands Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes

    10/21/2013 10:34:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | October 21, 2013 | By Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby
    Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies. The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. An estimated 14 million people purchase their own coverage because they don’t get it through their jobs. Calls to insurers in several states showed that many have sent notices. Florida Blue, for example, is terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual...
  • Obama Appointee Says Obama's Policies Have Stalled Economy

    08/21/2013 4:19:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/21/13 | Bill McMorris
    An Obama appointee and the CEO of Pacific Investment told a crowd at the National Press Club that Obama’s economic policies have fostered income inequality and that political squabbling is stalling economic recovery. Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of Pacific Investment and chairman of the White House Global Development Council, blamed the administration’s reaction to the Great Recession for increasing income inequality. Rather than launching vast infrastructure projects to put people to work, the government has created a larger supply of money using quantitative easing (QE). The Federal Reserve has flooded America’s largest banks with billions of dollars via this process in...
  • The “Right Side Of History?” The Many Contradictions Of Our President And His Policies

    08/04/2013 7:19:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2013 | Austin Hill
    President Barack Obama told his fellow Democrats in Congress last week that “you’re on the right side of history” with respect to his policy ideas. So why aren’t congressional Democrats standing on Obama’s “side” as it pertains to Obamacare? The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (euphemistically referred to as “Obamacare”) health care reform law is being phased-in around the country, with approximately half of the states in the union setting-up insurance exchanges in compliance with the law and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) gearing up to enforce the law. Yet a growing cadre of individuals and organizations that have...
  • Krugman & Today's Policies: This Is Nothing Like 1937

    07/29/2013 4:19:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/29/13 | Sean Trende
    Paul Krugman has spent the past three years inveighing against any immediate steps to reduce the growth in government spending on the grounds that we would merely be repeating the mistakes that Fed policymakers made in 1937. In that year, spending cuts and insistence on a balanced budget catapulted the United States into a deep recession, one that essentially spelled the end of the New Deal. On Monday, Krugman doubled down, claiming that policymakers had progressed past 1937, and that we were risking a repeat of 1931. That was the year things really fell apart, when policymakers failed to contain...
  • Barack Obama Flops in Knox

    07/26/2013 10:00:05 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | July 25, 2013 | Niles Gardiner
    Today in Illinois, President Obama spoke the language of decline, promising more of the same left-wing policies that have weakened US competitiveness, eroded economic freedom, and have saddled the world’s superpower with historic levels of debt. Americans deserve better than the failed statism that has bankrupted cities like Detroit, and threatens to do the same to the rest of the country.
  • The Whole Record: Rick Scott’s Successful Pro-Growth Policies in Florida

    03/20/2013 5:12:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    A stunning announcement out of Florida this week. The state that was exhibit A for economic disaster two years ago is now experiencing a tremendous rebound thanks to Gov. Rick Scott’s pro-growth policies. Washington should take a page – no several pages – out of Scott’s book. Since December 2010, one month before Scott took office, the unemployment rate in Florida has dropped from 11.1 percent to 7.8 percent – that rate is lower than the national average. After two years of Scott’s policies, 282,000 private sector jobs have been created; in the previous four years the state had lost...
  • Conservative Doc Reveals Why He Spoke Out Against Obama’s Policies

    02/09/2013 2:55:52 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/8/2013 | Jason Howerton
    With President Barack Obama sitting just feet away, Dr. Benjamin Carson stood up for conservative principles in his speech at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, discussing the national debt, political correctness and even healthcare. Readers loved his speech so much that TheBlaze’s story on it went viral. On Friday, Carson appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to explain why he felt compelled to speak out against the big government policies endorsed by Obama, in front of Obama. Carson, a renown neurosurgeon, said the response to his speech has been “overwhelmingly” positive. However, he argued he didn’t make a conservative argument, but rather...
  • Obama's Cold Heart

    11/06/2012 4:28:12 AM PST · by Aria · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/6/2012 | Karin McQuillan
    President Barack Obama looks so warm and friendly on the podium. In Washington he's known as someone who actually dislikes people in person. He's possibly the only politician in the world who plays golf only with his aides. Personal relationships with much of Washington - Obama is frighteningly weak. Last week, I asked a member of the Senate if he knows of anyone who really knows Obama. He said he does not. Washington is thick with stories about Obama's insularity and distance. We hear how he does not listen to criticism - he sometimes just walks out of the room...
  • No booing as Joe Biden tells NAACP that Mitt Romney's policies would hurt working black families

    07/12/2012 9:24:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/12/12 | Juan Lozano and Ken Thomas - ap
    HOUSTON -- Vice President Joe Biden rallied support for President Barack Obama before the nation's largest civil rights organization on Thursday, telling the NAACP that Obama has the "character of his convictions." Biden drew cheers as he credited Obama for championing a landmark health care law, launching the mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and stepping in to rescue the financial system and U.S. automakers General Motors and Chrysler. "He has put country first," Biden said. ... The vice president countered that Romney's policies would hurt black working families, and he outlined detailed differences between Obama and Romney...
  • Are airlines unfair to families?

    05/29/2012 8:18:29 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 29 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 5/29/2012 | Karen Datko
    The airlines are making it much more difficult for families with children to travel these days. In recent developments: United Airlines joined US Airways and American Airlines in no longer offering preboarding for families with kids flying in coach. Families are having more difficulty getting adjoining seats. That's because airlines are reserving more seats for frequent fliers and those willing to pay, usually $50 round trip, for the most desirable seats in coach -- window and aisle, and closest to the front of the plane.
  • Obama Energy Policies HaveCost Economy $358 Billion

    05/04/2012 12:57:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/4/12 | Robert Allen Bonelli
    Facts are sometimes nasty, persistent things that get in the way of the best political spin. President Obama likes to say that oil production is up and that the rise in gasoline prices is not his fault, but the facts challenge his words. Energy production is up, but only due to policies and practices set in motion ten years ago by the George W. Bush administration, and production is up only on private fields. (Snip) Economists estimate that for every $0.01 increase in a gallon of gasoline sustained for one full year, the economy loses $1 billion for that year.
  • Obama links economic policies with faith

    02/02/2012 9:15:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 2/2/12 | Julie Pace - ap
    President Barack Obama says he relies on his faith and values to guide his work on the nation's most urgent problems, including the economy. Obama says that as a Christian, he believes in the teaching that to whom much is given, much is required. He says that belief, and his reliance on economic good sense, is behind his policies — including his call for the wealthy to pay more taxes. Obama urges other leaders to not abandon their values or "the moral glue" that has guided the nation for centuries. ...
  • Obama: We’re better off with my policies than four years ago (Watch Video)

    11/02/2011 9:24:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    As Jim Geraghty says, it all depends on your definition of “better.” Do we have more jobs? No. Do we have lower unemployment? No. Do we have a more balanced federal budget? No. Do we have increasing household income? No.Hope and change, baby! CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Well, you know, I think we are better off now than we would have been if I hadn’t taken all the steps that we took. I don’t think the country is stronger yet then it was when the economy was still booming and we didn’t have Wall Street crisis, and we...
  • ‘Stop Whining’? Some of the policies most devastating to blacks have come from liberal Democrats

    10/04/2011 6:48:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/04/2011 | Thomas Sowell
    If there was ever any doubt that the Democrats take the black vote for granted, that doubt should have been put to rest when Barack Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus, “Stop whining!” Have you ever before heard either a Democratic or a Republican leader tell his party’s strongest supporters, “Stop whining”? Blacks have a lot to complain about, not just about this Democratic administration but about many other Democratic administrations, national and local, over the years. Unfortunately, black voters, like many other voters, often judge by rhetoric, rather than realities. When it comes to racial rhetoric, the Democrats outdo...
  • Green Jobs, Red Faces

    08/19/2011 6:25:19 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 29 replies
    Industrial Policy: The fact that President Obama's "green jobs" campaign has been an enormously expensive failure is now so glaringly obvious even the New York Times can't ignore it any longer. In a surprisingly candid article headlined "Number of Green Jobs Fails to Live Up to Promises," the Times' Aaron Glantz reports that "federal and state efforts to stimulate creation of green jobs have largely failed, government records show," and that Obama's goal of 5 million new green jobs in 10 years is a "pipe dream." Glantz notes, for example, that Obama's much-heralded weatherization program "never caught on." California still...
  • Democrat Policies Aim to Shut Down America's Private Sector

    07/05/2011 3:33:52 AM PDT · by Son House · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Minnesota state government is closed. The Minnesota state government shut down at midnight last night, the victim "of an ongoing dispute over taxes and spending between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative majorities. Talks fell apart well before the deadline, leaving state parks closed on the brink of the Fourth of July weekend." Oh, the tears. You see how this works? Evil Republicans, state parks are closed, the little kiddies don't get to have their snow cones and the sleigh rides, oh, no, no Fourth of July, evil Republicans. The AP says that the shutdown in Minnesota puts...
  • Vote For Whoever You Want, Bailout Policies Won´t Change One Bit; A Look at Eurozone and US

    06/19/2011 6:58:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Mish's Global Analysis ^ | 6/19/11 | Mike Shedlock
    Take a good look at policies in Ireland, in Spain, in Portugal, in Greece. In Ireland, voters overwhelmingly rejected the policies and leadership of Prime Minister Brian Cowen in the biggest rout in history as noted in Timeline Ireland. Did it matter? How? Enda Kenny, the new prime minister quickly caved-in to the ECB and EU regarding haircuts on government bonds. Similar setups are underway in Portugal, Spain, and Greece. Also, take a look at policies in Germany where chancellor Angela Merkel completely and totally caved-in to French president Nicolas Sarkozy and ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet regarding rollover of Greek...
  • Your well-paid, middle-class job is in danger

    06/17/2011 5:35:32 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Jun 16, 2011 | Ruth Mantell
    Diary of a Recession Baby Ruth Mantell June 16, 2011, 12:01 a.m. EDT Your well-paid, middle-class job is in danger Some highly paid workers may find they need to switch careers By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The job market is changing, and it’s not just manufacturing jobs that are disappearing. Even some highly-paid workers may find themselves needing to re-tool their skills in the years ahead. The ongoing movement of jobs to countries where labor is cheaper, plus the development of new technologies, may mean fewer opportunities for some well-paid positions in the U.S. over the next decade,...
  • The Unified Theory of Obama - Why does he have that long Scar on the side of his head

    04/03/2011 4:34:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 74 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2011 | Clarice Feldman
    For as long as I can remember scientists have been trying to put together a Theory of Everything which would explain and connect all the knowledge we have of physical phenomena. So far they haven't been successful, but they keep trying. I wondered if it would be possible to explain the many contradictions of Obama and the mystery of his origins and incomprehensible nature of his domestic and foreign policies to better understand him and predict why he seems to be steering the ship of state onto the shoals. I think I've finally got it, though a night of watching...
  • Dismantling the NYT’s Misrepresentations of Governor Palin’s Record

    03/18/2011 4:48:56 PM PDT · by curth · 1 replies
    Big Government ^ | 3/18/2011 | Whitney Pitcher
    An article in the New York Times today discusses both the call by some in Alaska to dismantle two of Governor Palin’s energy related legislative victories and the claim by others that they are responsible for Governor Palin’s great fiscal record and Alaska’s strong fiscal health. Current Alaska Governor Sean Parnell is seeking to make changes to Governor Palin’s oil tax structure–”Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share” (ACES) legislation. This legislation replaced Governor Murkowski’s corruption-tainted oil tax plan. Governor Palin’s plan primarily taxed oil company’s net profits on production, which encouraged greater capital development and investment than Murkowski’s gross tax structure....
  • Too-Green-To-Fail Energy Policies Flunk Achievement Tests

    03/05/2011 7:04:44 AM PST · by Son House · 6 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Mar. 1 2011 | Larry Bell
    According to Steve Hargreaves, a senior writer for CNNMoneyline.com, renewable energy subsidies including industry tax credits and direct grants cost the U.S. government (U.S. taxpayers) about $11 billion last year. Stephen Power reported in a Wall Street Journal article that the newspaper had obtained an internal Oct. 25 memorandum circulated among top advisors which recognized that while funding for a renewable energy federal loan guarantee program could find better uses, pulling the money out would antagonize powerful allies in Congress and “signal the failure of a Recovery Act program that has been featured prominently by the administration”. The advisors, including...
  • TRIBES USE REGIONAL UNREST TO PRESSURE JORDAN’S KING

    02/11/2011 11:24:38 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    AFPC Eurasia Security Watch ^ | 2/11/2011 | Jeff M. Smith, ed.
    The early weeks of 2011 have been marked by a surge of protests in the Middle East and North Africa have now overturned two longstanding autocratic regimes, in Tunisia and Egypt. However, the wave of democratic protests have not been contained to the Maghreb, even if the entrenched regimes of the Gulf and Levant do not appear under immediate threat. One country being watched very closely by Washington is Jordan, which ranks as one of America’s staunchest allies in the region. Jordan looked an unlikely target for the kind of social unrest found elsewhere in the region, with a more...
  • Why U.S. farm policy caused Egypt crisis

    02/11/2011 9:09:52 AM PST · by illiac · 19 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 2/11/11 | Thomas Kostigen
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (MarketWatch) — The riots in Cairo are the result of United States policy gone bad. In fact, we — you, me, U.S. taxpayers — are to blame. Strategic policy, I am not speaking of. Political policy, I am not speaking of. Nor am I talking about defense policy or other such foreign relations. The uprising in Cairo is about U.S. tax dollars supporting farm programs that wreak havoc on food prices worldwide.
  • Anti-Drilling Policies Costing Federal Government Billions in Lost Revenue

    01/16/2011 8:38:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 1/16/11 | staff
    Billions of dollars in potential oil revenue that could help close the federal deficit is being lost as a result of President Obama’s anti-drilling agenda. Production in the Gulf of Mexico — which normally accounts for about 30 percent of all U.S. production — is expected to drop this year by 220,000 barrels per day, according to projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. With oil currently at $90 a barrel and the royalty rate at 18.75 percent, that equals $3.7 million in lost revenue each day.
  • Paul Krugman and the last gasp of America’s liberal elites

    10/29/2010 12:23:01 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 29 replies
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 29, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    Is this the last gasp from America’s liberal elites before the November mid-terms on Tuesday? This is what economist Paul Krugman has to say in The New York Times today, predicting “political chaos”, with the hysterical warning – “if the elections go as expected next week, here’s my advice: Be afraid. Be very afraid.” This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness. Krugman then goes on to blame George W. Bush for...
  • WaPo study: Plurality says that Obama’s policies have made economy better

    10/12/2010 8:00:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The most depressing data point from a depressing data set. A new study by The Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University shows that most Americans who say they want more limited government also call Social Security and Medicare “very important.” They want Washington to be involved in schools and to help reduce poverty. Nearly half want the government to maintain a role in regulating health care…Nearly six in 10 say they want their congressional representatives to fight for additional government spending in their districts to spur job creation; fewer (39 percent) want their member of...
  • Obama tells America to be patient!

    10/02/2010 10:32:58 PM PDT · by acriticalobserver.com · 11 replies
    acriticalobserver.com ^ | 2 OCT, 10 | The Editor
    a href="http://acriticalobserver.com/?attachment_id=526">Obama, beginning to show his political stretch marks, is now telling Americans to be patient. In a speech that heralds back to politically desperate speeches of frightened men, Obama is taking a stand and begging his followers not to leave him. He has been going around the country for weeks now admonishing easily impressed voters to not,".... hand the keys to the car back to the one's (Republicans) who got the car into the ditch in the first place." But as Americans hear the president's speeches what he's not saying speaks volumes more than what he is saying. Because...
  • [Lying tax cheat Tim] Geithner blasts Bush policies for debt

    08/04/2010 7:58:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/4/10 | Glenn Somerville and Kim Dixon
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration's "misguided" policies are to blame for huge U.S. budget deficits, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner charged on Wednesday as he sought to build an election-year case for ending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. With congressional elections looming in November, Geithner sought to regain the high ground on the issue of who bears responsibility for record budget gaps and to counter Republican labeling of Democrats as tax-and-spend, bailout-happy liberals. Geithner said extending the Bush-era tax cuts for top income earners, as Republicans want, would force more borrowing to cover lost revenues and crimp more-effective remedies...
  • Liberal Policies, Not Capitalism, Caused This Economic Condition

    07/28/2010 9:29:09 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | July 27, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Nicholas in Columbus, Georgia. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thank you for taking my call. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: Well, I was calling you today about how the Republicans -- what I'm worried about is that Republicans won't have learned their lesson about past monetary and fiscal failures because, I mean, the Democrats have made this situation way worse with the high taxes and demonizing the wealthy, but the Republicans have had their past failures such as having low taxes, which are good, but having very high spending and...
  • Tiny turtle causes taxiing plane to return to gate

    06/25/2010 9:40:13 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Friday June 25, 2010 | Kate Brumback
    ATLANTA (AP) -- A caged, 2-inch turtle traveling with a 10-year-old girl caused a crew to turn around a taxiing plane, take the girl and her sisters off the flight and tell them they couldn't bring their pet along. The sisters threw the animal and cage in the trash and returned to their seats crying Tuesday after AirTran Airways employees on the jetway said they couldn't care for the turtle while their father drove to retrieve it. Two days later, however, Carley Helm was reunited with Neytiri even though at first the family thought the pet was emptied with the...
  • Pelosi Says She Has a Duty to Pursue Policies in Keeping With The Values of Jesus

    06/01/2010 9:34:53 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 103 replies · 1,194+ views
    CNS News ^ | June 01, 2010 | Nicholas Ballasy
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says she believes she must pursue public policies "in keeping with the values" of Jesus Christ, "The Word made Flesh." Pelosi, who is a Catholic and who favors legalized abortion, voted against the ban on partial-birth abortion that was enacted into law in 2003.
  • A Reply to Von Keetch's Comments on Clergy Child Sex Abuse and the Church of Latter-day Saints

    05/28/2010 10:02:10 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 71 replies · 418+ views
    FindLaw.com ^ | May 27, 2010 | Marci A. Hamilton
    On April 15, FindLaw posted my opening column on the issue of how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which I will call the "LDS Church" or "LDS") handles clergy child sex abuse... Since then, Von Keetch, chief outside counsel to the LDS, has responded to my column, and FindLaw has also posted his response... SNIP Why Keetch's Explanations Raise More Questions than AnswersIn fact, Keetch's explanations leave more questions than answers in my mind... ...the 2006 Church Handbook of Instructions states: "To avoid implicating the Church in legal matters to which it is not a party, Church...
  • Obama’s policies may spur nuclear proliferation

    05/06/2010 7:41:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 361+ views
    CSM on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/10 | R. James Woolsey
    Washington – There are three ways in which I believe recent decisions by the Obama administration are, unintentionally, actually fostering the proliferation of nuclear weapons rather than constraining them. When judging the various policies President Obama has put forth in recent weeks to move toward zero nuclear weapons, we should bear in mind the old dictum of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.: In order to understand the law you have to look at it from the perspective of a bad man. First, the president and others have proposed to enhance nonproliferation by sequestering nuclear material into one international depository. The...
  • Obama vs. New York City

    03/28/2010 3:15:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 688+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 28, 2010 | Kyle Smith
    Here’s a headline that should never have appeared in any newspaper: “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” Here’s one that should have: “Obama to City: Drop Dead.” The first headline, which famously appeared on a 1975 front page of a now-irrelevant city paper, was right on the trees but completely wrong on the forest. Then-President Jerry Ford’s denial of a bailout to a hapless city then being held hostage by unions and criminals actually was a tremendous boost to Gotham in the long run. Told by the bartender to hit the bricks as it begged to continue its drunken spending spree,...
  • Would You Vote For An Atheist For President, If You Agreed With His Policies?

    03/27/2010 7:04:16 AM PDT · by pinochet · 192 replies · 2,316+ views
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    Last year, I met with a former congressional aide, who said that there were several closeted atheists in Congress. To run for public office in America, it is almost a requirement that people publicly proclaim their religious affiliation, irrespective of whether they believe or not. Would you vote for a self-proclaimed atheist?
  • Sarah Palin and Christian Principles

    03/13/2010 9:12:55 AM PST · by buszero · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Obama Information ^ | March 13, 2010 | junebug
    For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you would know that I pride myself on being a man of God first and foremost, then an American, then a registered Republican. Obviously, it's in that order. My devotion to God leads me to understand Sarah Palin a way that most people are not aware of; she understands the Bible, and I don't think I've ever seen any politician in recent times adapt Christian principles into public policy the way she did.Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 states that, "I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do...
  • Charter school rescuing blacks from Democrat policies

    03/11/2010 7:31:46 AM PST · by aquapub · 16 replies · 754+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3-11-10 | Robert Moon
    The Urban Prep Academy in Chicago has announced that 100% of its all-black graduating seniors are now college-bound. This is in contrast to the roughly 6% who graduate from Chicago's disastrous government-run system.
  • Palin says Obama policies to be short-lived

    02/06/2010 7:15:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 726+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/6/10 | AP
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sarah Palin is predicting a good year for conservative candidates for public office, saying the policies of President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress will be short-lived. The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee told the national "tea party" convention in Saturday that a string of recent Republican victories at the polls, including Scott Brown's longshot win in last month's special Senate election in Massachusetts, bodes well for conservative candidates this year. .. if there's hope for the tea party movement in Massachusetts, there's hope everywhere.
  • Republicans say nation can't afford Dem policies (VA Gov. Bob McDonnell in SOTU Republican response)

    01/27/2010 5:20:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 729+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/10 | Stephen Ohlemacher - ap
    WASHINGTON – The nation cannot afford the spending Democrats have enacted or the tax increases they propose, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday in the Republican response to the State of the Union address. McDonnell, in excerpts of his speech released in advance, said Democratic policies are resulting in an unsustainable level of debt. He said Americans want affordable health care, but they don't want the government to run it. "Top-down, one-size-fits-all decision-making should not replace the personal choices of free people in a free market, nor undermine the proper role of state and local governments in our system of...
  • Dem poll: Doubts in Obama policies

    12/01/2009 8:46:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 957+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/1/09 | Ian Swanson
    A new survey from Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville finds voters are “pretty uncertain” that President Barack Obama’s policies will work and believe by a narrow margin that Republicans would do a better job on the economy. Carville and Greenberg do not foresee a wave election in 2010 that would return Republicans to congressional majorities, partly because the GOP itself remains damaged from public ill will toward the last Republican Congress and former President George W. Bush. More respondents hold Bush than Obama responsible for the economy and the budget deficit, according to the survey. Still, the findings...
  • VIDEO: OBAMA SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SKIT MOCKS STIMULUS, DEBT OWED TO CHINESE, OTHER POLICIES

    11/23/2009 6:30:28 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 10 replies · 1,492+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | November 23, 2009 | Matthew Burke
    CHINESE "LEADER": "I'M NOTICING EACH OF YOUR PLANS TO SAVE MONEY INVOLVES SPENDING EVEN MORE MONEY." For the second time in two months, Saturday Night Live performed a skit mocking President Obama. Last month's SNL skit featured the president's lack of accomplishments. The most recent Obama skit ridiculed specific Obama policies such as "Cash for Clunkers," huge deficit spending, debt owed to the Chinese, and the stimulus plan's lack of tangible results (jobs).
  • Obama's polls

    11/17/2009 3:52:52 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies · 1,074+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2009 | Steve McCann
    The political and media world today seems to revolve around polls. A day does not by that we are treated to a poll result of some sort on subjects both timely and inane. This now substitutes, within the mainstream media, for news and real reporting. Notwithstanding the fact that polling can be manipulated (and has shown to be numerous times), the use of these surveys has become a religion within the halls of Congress and the White House, and a justification to pursue agenda items. As a result many point to the still-high job approval rating of President Obama as...
  • Political Poetry

    10/24/2009 11:19:19 AM PDT · by biofeedback · 1 replies · 253+ views
    oct 24, 2009 | biofeedback
    Obama bin Hidin' Obama bin hidin' can't ya see. Let's wake up to this reality. If truth's the thing that sets us free- then what's the need for secrecy? He means well and he's doin his best, but honesty is the real test. Putting it all on the table to share, so good understanding can be put there. God bless our good brother, to shoulder no blame. In his shoes I might do exactly the same.. It's scary - that winning and losing stuff game. It's scary - the risk of losing a name. It's our laziness that created this...
  • Obama policies averted economic "abyss": Summers

    10/12/2009 3:06:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,206+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/12/09 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration has helped pull the U.S. economy back from the "abyss" with aggressive efforts to spur growth and stabilize financial markets, a top White House adviser said on Monday. Defending policies that Republicans have attacked as ineffective, National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers argued measures put in place by the administration, including a $787 billion stimulus package, had helped turn back the deepest U.S. recession since the Great Depression. "Thanks largely to the Recovery Act, alongside an aggressive financial stabilization plan and a program to keep responsible homeowners in their homes, we have walked a...