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  • Bernanke warns of possible European 'contagion'

    03/20/2012 6:19:36 PM PDT · by John W · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 20, 2012 | staff
    Weakness in the eurozone is beginning to have an impact on the U.S. economy, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who will warn legislators Wednesday of possible "contagion." “The difficulties in the euro area have affected the U.S. economy," Bernanke says, according to prepared text of his remarks. "The European Union accounts for roughly one-fifth of U.S. exports of goods and services. Not surprisingly, U.S. exports to Europe over the past two years have underperformed our exports to the rest of the world. In addition, weaker demand from Europe has slowed growth in other economies, which has also lowered...
  • Reducing U.S. oil appetite... by smart mandates and taxing. (Flashback)

    03/20/2012 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | January 31, 2008 | Rick Santorum
    I suggest that in the short term, we dig our way out of this problem. The United States is the "Saudi Arabia of coal," and Pennsylvania is sitting on hundreds of years of this affordable and accessible resource, which, with innovative technologies - spearheaded by Pennsylvanians - we can use cleanly and right away. Pennsylvania coal already generates most of the electricity in this state. The industry is in the process of doing it more cleanly through clean-coal technologies, such as gasification of coal into methanol, a form of alcohol that can be burned in internal combustion engines directly or...
  • Santorum courts conservative Christians

    03/20/2012 3:00:09 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | March 19, 2012
    CENTRAL, La. — When a nationally influential evangelical leader gathered dozens of pastors at his home church to hear from a presidential candidate, he had a simple message: Rick Santorum is one of us, and your parishioners should vote for him. Nearly a hundred pastors from all over Louisiana and from as far away as Texas and Colorado accepted Family Research Council President Tony Perkins' invitation to hear a personal pitch Sunday from the former Pennsylvania senator, who met with them in a private briefing before he addressed the more than 1,400 faithful who crowded into the sanctuary at Greenwell...
  • Marco Rubio: I Won't Tell Newt to Drop Out

    03/18/2012 9:10:06 PM PDT · by Fred · 40 replies · 2+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 031812 | NewsMax Wire
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a leading vice presidential favorite for many Republicans, says he doesn’t think that Newt Gingrich or anybody else should be told to quit the contentious GOP presidential race. In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Rubio said he’s not concerned about presidential process dragging on too long, and that the election will be “reframed” once the Republicans have their candidate. “I don’t think anybody should be told to drop out,” Rubio said. “I think people should run until they feel that either they don’t want to continue or they don’t see a path to victory....
  • Santorum To Scarborough: Yeah, You're Pigeonholing Me On Religious Freedom, Contraception!

    03/19/2012 6:57:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A rather testy exchange on today's Morning Joe, with co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski going at it with Rick Santorum. A full five minutes of Santorum's segment were devoted to questioning him on his views on contraception and religious freedom. At the end, seemingly to Scarborough's surprise, Santorum said that "yeah, sure" he thought Scarborough, like the MSM at large, was attempting to pigeonhole him on the matter. View the video here.
  • Why Rick Santorum Should Stop Talking About Porn

    03/18/2012 7:42:17 PM PDT · by Fred · 174 replies · 28+ views
    Forbes ^ | 03/18/12 | Christopher Helman
    Last week Rick Santorum vowed to end America’s “pandemic of pornography,” insisting that if he were president he would limit the rights of adults to show and view images of consenting adults having sex. No doubt there is too much pornography in this country, and anyone thinking of watching it should go read their Bible instead. But what I want in a president is a pragmatist, not a panderer. It would have been one thing for Santorum to say that his real crusade is against pedophilia or against child trafficking. Those are real evils that must be stopped. But that’s...
  • Rasmussen: Santorum leads, but Romney trails Obama in four core states

    03/18/2012 1:14:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2012 | Tine Korbe
    Conventional wisdom --- particularly as articulated by Karl Rove and Ann Coulter --- still says Mitt Romney is the most "electable" GOP presidential candidate. The MSM repeats that notion ad nauseum, too. After Rick Santorum won Mississippi and Alabama, for example, ran an article with the headline, "Romney's electability doesn't help him break through." The Washington Post's Dan Balz wrote a piece headlined, "Rick Santorum hoping ideology will trump electability" as though Rick Santorum lacks electability. Two examples among many.But a Friday poll from Rasmussen Reports suggests Romney might be less electable and Santorum more so than Rove, Coulter...
  • Operation Chaos: Should Illinois Democrats cross lines and vote for Rick Santorum?

    03/18/2012 8:19:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | March 18, 2012 | by Brian C. Thomas
    I am a reluctant Democrat. Hell, I’m even a little embarrassed to call myself a Democrat. I’m not a fan of budgets increasing that should be decreasing. I am not a fan of coddling labor unions. I am not anti-union, but it seems like most unions are anti-hard work and I am certainly against that. But looking at my voting record, Team Dem has had my solid support over the years. Clinton got my vote twice; while Gore, Kerrey and Obama all got my vote, although the Kerrey vote earned me a trip to the ER for a panic attack....
  • Haley Barbour Says He Voted For Newt Gingrich

    03/18/2012 12:18:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    ABC ^ | March 18, 2012 | Jonathan Karl
    After today’s “This Week” roundtable, I spoke more with former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour about his views on the Republican presidential race, whether he regrets not getting into the contest, and his defense of his controversial pardons before leaving office in January. Barbour told me that he voted for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in last week’s Mississippi primary, saying, “out of friendship, I voted for Newt.” “I didn’t endorse anybody [before the primary],” Barbour told me. “I didn’t want to try to influence anybody’s vote, so beforehand I didn’t say who I voted for. But Newt and I have...
  • Illinois: Romney 41% Santorum 32% Gingrich 14%

    03/18/2012 12:34:40 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 102 replies · 2+ views
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | 3/15/12 | N/A
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has the lead in Illinois but lots of voters are still trying to decide in the final days before the state’s GOP Primary. The first Rasmussen Reports poll in the state shows Romney at 41% and Rick Santorum at 32%. Trailing further back are Newt Gingrich at 14% and Ron Paul at seven percent (7%).
  • Polls Force Obama to Confront Rising Cost of Energy

    03/18/2012 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Trueblackman · 20 replies
    BigGovernment ^ | 18 March 2012 | Trueblackman
    Recent polling and voting data has forced President Obama to pivot his attention back to the rising cost and energy (especially the over rise in gas prices, which are closing in on $4 nationally). In a speech at Prince George’s Community College, the President attempted to dismiss criticism from some that the policies his administration has enacted over the last 3 years are in part responsible for 33% rise in gasoline prices. The President also sought to dismiss Republican Newt Gingrich’s statement that if he wins election in 2012 that he has a plan that would bring down the cost...
  • NYT's Charles Blow Tells Mormon Romney to 'Stick That in Your Magic Underwear'

    02/24/2012 7:36:43 AM PST · by · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    In an apparent fit of rage against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, liberal New York Times columnist Charles Blow took to Twitter to tell him to "stick that in your magic underwear" for supporting the idea that society ought to concern itself with the large numbers of children born outside of wedlock. That sentiment apparently set off Blow who tweeted the following at 8:56pm ET on the 22nd: "Let me just tell you this Mitt 'Muddle Mouth': I'm a single parent and my kids are *amazing*! Stick that in your magic underwear." Judging from a tweet Blow sent earlier in...
  • Gingrich pledges support for constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage

    02/24/2012 3:38:33 PM PST · by JediJones · 14 replies ^ | 12/17/2011 | Mike Delrio
    Newt Gingrich affirmed his support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in a detailed response to a marriage pledge by a conservative Iowa group. In his written response to the FAMiLY LEADER Gingrich, the current leader in the national polls for the GOP presidential nomination, said he would “vigorously enforce” the Defense of Marriage Act. The DOMA bans federal recognition of same-sex marriage. The former Speaker of the House also told the FAMiLY LEADER that he would sign an executive order restating that federal funds should not be used to pay for abortions overseas and defend the First Amendment...
  • Gingrich Says Obama’s Algae Policy Is ‘Weird’ and Could Take 40 Years

    02/24/2012 6:58:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    abc ^ | Feb 24, 2012 9:40pm | Elicia Dover
    FEDERAL WAY, Wash.— Newt Gingrich has been hitting Obama’s energy speech since the president delivered it Thursday, calling the speech funny enough to be on SNL and ”something worthy of Leno or Letterman.” Gingrich’s biggest talking point about Obama’s speech attacks the president for his embrace of investments in biofuels such as those made from algae. He is referring to a point in Obama’s speech when the president said, “We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance known as algae.” “Believe it or not, we could replace up...
  • Santorum Says He Would Enforce US Obscenity Laws That Obama Ignores

    03/16/2012 10:56:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 10+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 16, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty and Alex Moe
    Santorum Says He Would Enforce US Obscenity Laws That Obama Ignores By NBC's Andrew Rafferty ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL -- Rick Santorum accused President Barack Obama of not enforcing the country's obscenity laws and said Friday that as chief executive he would crack down on illegal pornography. Santorum found himself answering pornography questions during a stop at an Italian restaurant here after the discovery of a statement posted in his campaign website in which he asserts that "America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography." Recent reporting has shed light on the letter in which the former Pennsylvania senator vowed...
  • Sarah Palin: Newt Gingrich Is Toughest Fighter in the Race. Sarah knows toughness (FR nod)

    02/19/2012 6:35:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 19, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin discussed why she hasn't endorsed a candidate yesterday on FOX Business Network. Sarah said Newt Gingrich was the toughest fighter in the race. "You know that is what I'm saying today. I'm saying that David because Newt has learned through that school of hard knocks. And you know that is where character is shaped and that is where character is revealed. In times of controversy and conflict. Not at a time of convenience and comfort. I see that in Newt that he has learned, that he has been sharpened and strengthened through all of that...
  • Just voted for Newt! PR Primary Live Thread (23 delegates at stake)

    03/18/2012 7:33:17 AM PDT · by cll · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 3/18/2012
    Turnout for the GOP Primary in Puerto Rico higher than expected. It helps that the local parties are having their own primaries, and you just walk from the local to the GOP primary next door. As they didn't have many election officials (only one at my voting station), people were voting openly right there at or near the registration desk. I saw a lot of Santorums and Gingrichs, but not a one Romney - the heavily favored PR GOP establishment candidate.
  • (Vanity) Conservatives,What Ticket Will Seal The Deal For Romney? Romney/McDonnell or Romney/Ryan ?

    03/17/2012 10:11:49 PM PDT · by Liberals_R_BiPolar_Turkeys · 47 replies
    Assuming Romney is the projected nominee, he will need a VP that will please the GOP,Tea Party & Conservative Base. Most of us want Marco Rubio, but he still hasn't shown any serious interest. That leaves McDonnell&Ryan next in line. Either one will give Romney a boost against Obama. Virgina&North Carolina being crucial would be the reason to choose McDonnell. Wisconsin & the rust belt would be the factor with Paul Ryan. It's a tough decision. There are a few others, but if there was a poll, Ryan would probably be the choice if Rubio bowed out.
  • Mitt is a Flincher, Newt is a Clincher ( Vanity )

    03/17/2012 10:52:09 PM PDT · by GraceG · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Problem as I see it with Romney is that he will be such a mediocre President that even if he does win he will be so middle of the road as to “not upset the apple cart” that the economy will not bloom and then in 4 years it will assure that the democrats take back power on the whole meme that the “economy didn’t recover”. Not to mention any GOP president is going to be so damned hated no matter how “moderate” they are. Mittens will get so damned gun shy that he will be ineffective and the...
  • Newt Should NOT Drop Out, Period.

    03/17/2012 10:25:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 1+ views
    RedState ^ | March 16, 2012 | mswalnut
    I am writing as a Newt supporter so there are bound to be many who will disagree with my assessments; but these are my personal opinions with little room for argument. Here are the reasons why Newt should stay put: 1. Santorum v. Obama, the best we can do? I thought the number one goal for most people here is to beat Obama, i.e., ABO, not ABR (anybody-but-Romney). It makes sense for us to rally behind a candidate ONLY IF that candidate is the best we can muster to match up with Obama, not because he is the current non-Romney...