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  • Poll: More than half say nominating process is 'rigged'

    04/27/2016 8:40:06 AM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    More than two-thirds of Americans want the presidential nomination processes to be changed and more than half say the systems are “rigged,” a new poll found. The Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday found that 51 percent of likely voters believe the primary system is “rigged” against some candidates. And 71 percent say parties should pick their presidential nominees with a direct vote, instead of using delegates. Twenty-seven percent said they did not understand how the primary process works, and 44 percent said they were unsure why delegates are involved at all. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders...
  • No, The Primary System Is Not Rigged

    04/26/2016 10:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2016 | George W. Ford
    For the past month, a media narrative has taken hold that something must be done to reform, simplify, streamline, and democratize the delegate selection system of the Republican presidential nomination process. Is our GOP presidential primary system rigged, meaning it is corrupt because it favors the establishment? Is it convoluted, arbitrary, arcane...and too often "voteless"? Is it wrong to allow "Trojan horse" delegates to change their vote on the second ballot of the national convention? Why do we have a separate election for delegates after we vote for candidates? The system is not rigged, convoluted, arbitrary, arcane, or voteless. It...
  • Donald J. Trump Response to Cruz and Kasich Campaigns

    04/24/2016 10:13:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 212 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 4-24-2016 | Donald J. Trump
    <p>Senator Cruz has done very poorly and after his New York performance, which was a total disaster, he is in free fall and as everyone has seen, he does not react well under pressure. Also, approximately 80% of the Republican Party is against him. Governor Kasich, who has only won 1 state out of 41, in other words, he is 1 for 41 and he is not even doing as well as other candidates who could have stubbornly stayed in the race like him but chose not to do so. Marco Rubio, as an example, has more delegates than Kasich and yet suspended his campaign one month ago. Others, likewise, have done much better than Kasich, who would get slaughtered by Hillary Clinton once the negative ads against him begin. 85% of Republican voters are against Kasich.</p>
  • Let's Settle This: Debate Suggested Over GOP Primary, Caucus & Convention System and Rules

    04/15/2016 9:46:00 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 89 replies
    Self ^ | 15 April 2016 | AmericanInTokyo
    "To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect." -- Lu Xun Donald Trump and his campaign generals have lodged serious allegations and complaints about the 2016 Republican Party rules governing the election of delegates to the National Convention via primaries, caucuses, county/local and state conventions or a combination of these. Words such as "rigged", "fixed", "corrupt" and "broken" have been thrown at the party on state levels in the aftermath of delegates allegedly being 'poached' from the Trump Camp by the Cruz Camp, with the conspiratorial assistance...
  • Trump’s Right That The GOP Primary Is Unfair — It Favors Him

    04/14/2016 5:24:08 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 04.14.16 | Harry Enten
    After getting shut out at the Colorado conventions, Trump has been complaining that the Republican primary process is undemocratic and rigged. ...it’s true that some Republican votes are worth a lot more than others. “One person, one vote” — or the idea that every voter should have equal say in an election — is not the rule in the GOP primary system. The irony, however, is that Trump has benefited from this imbalance.... Trump has won a higher share of delegates than votes in 24 of the 35 contests studied (67 percent), most notably in winner-take-all contests. Winner-take-all statewide contests...
  • Cruz eyes double-agent delegates in bid to snatch GOP nomination from Trump

    04/13/2016 7:51:48 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 324 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/13/2016 | S.A. Miller
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s hopes for winning the Republican presidential nomination outright have faded, and he has shifted to a strategy of gaming the rules, angling to send enough double-agent delegates to the July convention to snatch victory from front-runner Donald Trump. It’s a major reversal for Mr. Cruz, who just weeks ago insisted he would win the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination before the convention. But major wins in Utah, Wisconsin and Colorado have not closed the gap, with a series of East Coast primaries looming. Now the best option for the senator from Texas is trench warfare...
  • Sanders takes two of three primaries but Hillary wins more delegates [Go Figure]

    03/06/2016 6:13:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/05/2016 | Rick Moran
    Bernie Sanders won the caucus states of Kansas and Nebraska on Saturday, but with a big win in the Louisiana primary, Hillary Clinton took home more delegates. ABC News: With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders won 68 percent of the vote compared to 32 percent for Clinton. Delegates are allocated proportionally and there is a 15% threshold so both candidates will get delegates. "The biggest states are yet to come. New York State, California, Oregon, Washington State. States that we think we can do very well in. Every state is important," Sanders said at a campaign event in Michigan...
  • Computer Programmer testifies "US ELECTIONS RIGGED".

    02/29/2016 2:51:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/07/11
    Clinton Eugene Curtis, a computer programmer from Florida, testified before a congressional panel that there are computer programs that can be used to secretly fix elections. He explains how he created a prototype for Florida Congressman Tom Feeny that would flip the vote 51%-49% in favor of a specified candidate. This happened all the way back in 2001 but you might not have heard anything about this claim unless you searched for it. I've seen a Wired News report on this topic and a few local Florida newspaper stories but otherwise, no real media coverage has been provided. You'd think...
  • Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace return for March 3 debate

    02/04/2016 10:28:57 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/04/2016 | Hadas Gold
    Fox News will host its final Republican primary debate of the cycle on March 3, in Detroit, Mich. While a March debate hosted by Fox had always been on the RNC's debate schedule, the exact day and location were not yet known. The debate will be held five days before the state's primary on March 8. The network also announced that anchors Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace will return to co-moderate the debate. Donald Trump boycotted the last Fox News debate in January partly over Kelly's inclusion as moderator and the network's refusal to remove her from the...
  • Donald Trump: CNBC debate will be 'unfair'

    10/28/2015 9:30:02 AM PDT · by randita · 158 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/15 | Hadas Gold
    Donald Trump is already convinced the CNBC GOP primary debate on Wednesday night will be stacked against him. Despite his long history with CNBC, having been featured in regular segments and flattering specials such as "CNBC Titans" and "Billionaire Inside," Trump told POLITICO and said in two tweets that he thinks the debate would not be fair. "No, I don't expect the debate to be fair," Trump told POLITICO on Monday. "After a great evening and packed auditorium in Iowa, I am now in Colorado looking forward to what I am sure will be a very unfair debate!" Trump tweeted...
  • Letters from the Synodal Abyss Letter #6: A Sham to the Very End

    10/22/2015 7:39:37 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | 10/22/15 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    With the work of the small language groups done, Phony Synod 2015 moves to the drafting phase in which the Pope's unelected, progressive-dominated committee of ten compose a final document purporting to be the sense of the Synod on the matters before it. This will be unveiled to the Synod Fathers today (October 21) for a mere half day of debate, including a laughable 2.5 hours of general discussion and debate among them this evening. The document produced by this unelected committee is in turn to be based on an Instrumentum Laboris (working document) larded with more than eighty additional...
  • Final Relatio in danger; Rules changed by the hr-Microphone denied to Erdo, as to Ottaviani in VCII

    10/10/2015 6:53:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/10/2015 | New Catholic
    Since before the Synod, there were doubts about a specific post-synodal papal exhortation, but there were never any doubts that there would be a final Relatio voted by the Assembly. Not anymore! The votes must be in doubt on the side of the manipulators, because since Cardinal Tagle first mentioned the possibility that there might be no final document at all in yesterday's press conference, that has been the general talk. Plus, there is complete disarray in the order of works. While Cardinal Erdo, formally the Relator-General, should be presenting his reports on the second and third parts of the...
  • Questions Raised Again About Official Synod Briefings

    10/07/2015 12:04:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    National Catholic Register | October 7, 2015 | Edward Pentin
    At a Vatican press conference on the synod yesterday, language attachés for the meeting highlighted a number of subjects that appeared to take precedent in the opening debates. To take the English language attaché, Father Thomas Rosica, as an example, he placed a special emphasis on the need to end “exclusionary language” saying a synod father, (or was it synod fathers?) said the Church should “embrace reality as it is and not be afraid of new and complex situations.” Father Rosica was particularly focused on “homosexuals or gay persons,” saying “we don’t pity gay persons, but we recognize them for...
  • The Synod on the Family: Can the “Good Bishops” Save Us? (Don't Hold Your Breath)

    10/02/2015 9:20:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | Friday Oct 2, 2015 | Hilary White
    "The absurdity of the Synod organisers, including the pope, simply writing final documents for a Synod weeks in advance of the bishops even arriving in Rome, seems to be the final message. They no longer feel any need to hide their intentions..." The “good bishops” are not going to help us at the Synod. This is something we have to get used to right now, the weekend before the show starts. Every day I see in commboxes around the internet hopeful exclamations like, “Oh, but Archbishop Whosits is going to stand up to them.” Or, “Cardinal Youknowwho,” or “that guy...
  • Tosatti: The election of Jorge Bergoglio by the Martini-led "Mafia"

    09/25/2015 2:09:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 24, 2015 | Marco Tosatti
    The election of Jorge Bergoglio was the fruit of secret meetings that cardinals and bishops, organized by Carlo Maria Martini, held for years at St. Gall in Switzerland. This is what is claimed by Jürgen Mettepenningen and Karim Schelkens, the authors of a just published biography of the Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels, who refer to the group of cardinals and bishops as the “Mafia-club”. Danneels, according to the authors, had worked for years in preparation for the election of Pope Francis, which happened in 2013. He himself, however, in a video recorded during the presentation of the book admits that...
  • Rigged Synod: Edward Pentin Chronicles the Last Stages of Revolution

    09/14/2015 1:23:54 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 9/14/15 | Hilary White
    Anyone who wants to understand what we are likely facing next needs to read this book as soon as possible. I hope I am not too late to recommend Edward Pentin’s detailed and balanced book, “The Rigging of a Vatican Synod: An Investigation of Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family,” because anyone who wants to understand what we are likely facing next needs to read it as soon as possible. I am writing this on the 14th of September. This leaves us just under three weeks before the opening of the second half of the Synod on...
  • Kos Pollster Fired for Faking Data

    06/30/2010 3:41:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | June 29, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    Daily Kos is certainly one of the most popular left blog sites, so it is with interest that we learn that its pollster upon whom so much of its stories were based, was just making it up. From NRO: DailyKos Surveys Likely Bunk, May Have Been Fabricated [Daniel Foster] "DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas has admitted that some or all of the surveys the site conducted through Research 2000 may be faulty - even fabricated: I have just published a report by three statistics wizards showing, quite convincingly, that the weekly Research 2000 State of the Nation poll we ran the...
  • Early CNN GOP Polls Already.Jeb Bush Ahead?,Who Are They Polling?, Democrats?

    12/29/2014 4:46:44 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 25 replies
    First Of All, Its A "CNN Poll". So already we can assume they probably did not call people in "Crucial Purple" States". Maybe the far left media is already working on their own version of "Operation Chaos"?.Making sure they keep Ted Cruz and Scott Walker out of the race and polls. As the media keeps bringing up the 2016 race and potential candidates, they seem to be focusing on Bush, Christie, Romney and Paul. And please! enough of the biased polls with GOP candidates against Hillary! We all know that most Conservative candidates will beat Hillary. Lets just wait till...
  • Judge Rules in Favor of NBC in George Zimmerman's Defamation Lawsuit

    06/30/2014 6:23:11 AM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    News 13 Orlando ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014
    SANFORD -- Judge Debra Nelson has ruled in favor of NBC in a defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman filed the lawsuit in December 2012, saying NBC aired an edited version of the call he made to 911 right before his confrontation with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. SNIPPDF file of judge's ruling.
  • Poll: GOP presidential race wide open; Hillary Clinton leads Jeb Bush in theoretical matchup

    04/30/2014 11:40:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/30/2014 | By Philip Rucker and Scott Clement
    The 2016 Republican presidential nominating battle is shaping up as the most wide-open in a generation, with a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showing five prospective candidates within four percentage points of one another at the top and a half-dozen more in the mix. The picture is very different on the Democratic side, where former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton is the clear front-runner. In a hypothetical matchup, Clinton leads former Florida governor Jeb Bush — seen by many GOP establishment figures as the party’s strongest general-election candidate — 53 percent to 41 percent. Clinton’s commanding position is fueled...
  • The Jeb Boomlet: Why journalists are promoting another Bush candidacy

    04/02/2014 6:25:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 2, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    You know who wants Jeb Bush to run for president? The pundits. It's not that they pine for another Bush in the White House; it's that they need a GOP front-runner, preferably a household name. The Republican race is too amorphous for their taste. Every story has to mention Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and on and on. What journalists love is a two-person showdown, especially if each candidate hails from a different wing of the party, paving the way for lots of civil war themes. Christie was their guy. A brash, blunt blue-stater with...
  • The Political Party Elites Have Spoken: It’s Bush vs. Clinton in 2016

    03/31/2014 9:36:59 AM PDT · by yoe · 167 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2014 | Ron Rodash
    I have no objections to Jeb Bush running for president. He obviously has a wide appeal as a potential candidate. With a Mexican wife, and as a man who speaks fluent Spanish, he would be able to increase the Hispanic vote in the GOP column. On the other hand, many in the Republican base find his position on immigration untenable, and would fight him tooth and nail during primary season. He is also a serious advocate of education reform. His support of Common Core, however, will also find many who are in the conservative ranks objecting, since they fear that...
  • TransCanada will look at rail if Keystone XL rejected

    01/16/2014 5:44:12 AM PST · by thackney · 32 replies
    AP via Fuel Fix ^ | January 15, 2014 | Rob Gillies
    The chief executive of TransCanada said Wednesday if the Obama administration doesn’t approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline his company will look to the more dangerous alternative of building build rail terminals in Alberta and Oklahoma. President Barack Obama is expected to decide early this year on Keystone XL, which is under review at the State Department. The long-delayed pipeline would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. TransCanada CEO Russ Girling said pipelines are “by far a safer alternative” to oil trains but said if customers want him to build rail terminals he will. He said he’s in...
  • Barack Obama: The Most Uninformed President in History

    10/28/2013 12:58:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/2013 | MIKE FLYNN
    I've always thought of Barack Obama as the "Chauncey Gardiner" of American politics. Like Peter Sellers' character in the classic film, "Being There," Obama is an embodiment of outsiders' hopes and dreams for who they think he is. Reality, like the film, shows there isn't really a lot of there, there.This weekend, we learned that President Obama "didn't know about" NSA spying on world leaders, especially German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He also "didn't know about" the posthumously obvious problems with the rollout of the ObamaCare website exchanges. According to the New York Times, these problems were evident 8 months ago....
  • (Obama Crony) Buffett's Crisis-Lending Haul Reaches $10 Billion

    10/07/2013 6:39:46 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/07/2013 | ANUPREETA DAS
    Billionaire Warren Buffett tossed lifelines to a handful of blue-chip companies during the financial crisis. Five years later the payoff on those deals is becoming clear: $10 billion and counting. Mr. Buffett approached that figure after he collected another hefty payment last week, bringing to nearly 40% the pretax income on his crisis-era investments, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
  • FRAUD: Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match, Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs an 'Elaborate Mob Setup'

    08/26/2013 6:49:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 26, 2013 | DAVID K. LI
    Jean King, Bobby Riggs an 'elaborate mob setup' Tennis star Bobby Riggs, top, and Billie Jean King are shown in action during the "Battle of the Sexes" match in the Astrodome in Houston, on Sept. 20, 1973. The ultimate “Battle of the Sexes” — a 1973 match between the No. 2 -ranked woman tennis player and a retired male Wimbledon champion — was rigged so Mafia bosses could cash in on the betting, a new report claims. The incredible claims have been lobbed at the reputation of the late hard-court hustler Bobby Riggs, by one of his former country club...
  • Anthony Weiner Is Now Leading the Mayoral Race By Dan Amira

    06/25/2013 3:50:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6.24.13 | Dan Amira
    Get ready for a new round of really gross Weiner puns: Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who resigned in disgrace for sending crotch-shots to random ladies on the Internet and then lying about it, is now leading the Democratic primary race for the next mayor of New York. Your eyes do not deceive you, reader: Anthony Weiner is leading the race for mayor. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Weiner at 25 percent to Christine Quinn's 20 percent, and 49 percent of voters now say they are at least open to voting for Weiner, up from the 40 percent who...
  • Organic growers lose decision in suit vs. Monsanto over seeds

    06/10/2013 8:04:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 June 2013 | Carey Gillam
    Monsanto Co. on Monday won another round in a legal battle with U.S. organic growers as an appeals court threw out the growers' efforts to stop the company from suing farmers if traces of its patented biotech genes are found in crops. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a previous ruling that found organic growers had no reason to try to block Monsanto from suing them as the company had pledged it would not take them to court if biotech crops accidentally mix in with organics. Organic farmers and others have worried for years that they...
  • Obama will pay for what He is doing to America.

    01/19/2013 11:33:37 AM PST · by Armaggedon · 156 replies
    Enough already with the spirit of defeat by our friends here. Show some backbone and stop bashing Republicans. We lost the election due to rigid concepts over religion so Romney s faith kept voters home. We should have won easy. A house divided cannot stand. Please stop bashing our allies and let the Obama chickens come home to roost. Obama will pay for his blindness. Let us stop hating our own.
  • The Reason Obama is President

    11/11/2012 4:46:38 AM PST · by kronos77 · 68 replies
    Pravda ^ | 07.11.2012. | Xavier Lerma
    Thomas Jefferson wrote: "God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever." The revisionist historians have tried to "cover up" God himself by not allowing recent generations to know that America was once a nation of...
  • Crowley’s Interference Saved Obama From Another Shellacking

    10/18/2012 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 18th, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Candy Crowley, the moderator of the presidential debate at Hofstra University on October 16, interfered in this U.S. presidential race in a way no one ever has before and—let’s hope—no one ever will again. Crowley loudly validated President Barack Obama’s version of reality—and contradicted Governor Mitt Romney’s recollection of actual reality—regarding what the president said in the Rose Garden about what happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2011. During the debate President Obama said he called the murder of four Americans an act of terrorism. Romney said he didn’t. Crowley said he did. And Crowley told them they had...
  • Senator asks if Obama had a 'a set-up deal’ with CNN moderator Crowley

    10/18/2012 1:04:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 18, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Critics of CNN moderator Candy Crowley’s performance in the second presidential debate Tuesday night claim that it is part of a larger pattern that sees Democrats consistently receiving more time to speak, being interrupted less often, and being asked fewer probing questions than their Republican challengers.Republicans have cried foul after Crowley wrongly corrected Mitt Romney’s statement that Barack Obama did not refer to the assault on the Libyan embassy as an act of terrorism. A transcript indicates Obama did use the term “act of terror” the day after the attack, but in reference...
  • Obama tells Candy Crowley ‘get the transcript’ –she reads from transcript during debate

    10/18/2012 7:54:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 52 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | October 17, 2012
    Watch again the exchange between Mitt Romney and Obama during the last debate when the issue of Benghazigate came up. Listen to how Obama tells Candy Crowley to ‘get the transcript’ after Romney asks Obama if he called the Benghazi terrorist attack an ‘act of terror’ in the rose garden before he popped off the Las Vegas for a fund raiser. Like a good lapdog, Crowley retrieves the transcript to ‘correct’ Romney and protect Obama. She later appeared on the CNN post debate recap to admit Mitt Romney was in fact right that Obama never referred to the actual terrorist...
  • Is There a Fix in for the Vice Presidential Debate?

    10/10/2012 2:49:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/10/2012 | Bryan Preston
    Posted By Bryan Preston On October 10, 2012 @ 8:29 am In media,Politics | 52 Comments The Daily Caller has a disturbing story up today. The outline goes like this: The moderator of Thursday's vice presidential debate is Martha Raddatz of ABC News. She is the network's senior foreign correspondent, and she is the sole moderator of the veep debate, which will center on foreign policy.Raddatz has a connection with Barack Obama going all the way back to their days at Harvard. They worked on the Harvard Law Review together, and Obama attended her 1991 wedding. Fast forward to the...
  • Genachowski attended Obama’s wedding without wife - ABC did not deny that Raddatz was invited

    10/10/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 10, 2012 | Josh Peterson
    ABC News told the Daily Caller Wednesday that vice presidential debate moderator and ABC News senior foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz was not at President Barack Obama’s wedding to Michelle in 1992. The news outlet, however, did not deny that Raddatz was invited to the Obama wedding when asked. Raddatz’s then husband, Julius Genachowski, was in attendance..An earlier investigation by TheDC revealed that Obama attended Raddatz’s wedding the year prior when she married Genachowski
  • Feds need 18 pages to define 'full-time' for Obamacare

    09/11/2012 6:15:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 10, 2012
    One of the most-anticipated new federal regulations governing which companies will be required to provide health insurance under Obamacare has finally landed--with a thud. In the latest indication of how complicated putting the Affordable Care Act into action will be, the Department of Health and Human Services and Internal Revenue Service issued 18-pages of regulations just to describe what a "full-time employee" is. Of note, to the Feds a full-time employee works an average of just 30 hours a week, not the normally accepted 40 hours. The IRS rule is key because companies with more than 50 full-time employees must...
  • Seasonal And Birth Death Adjustments Add 429,000 Statistical "Jobs"

    08/03/2012 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/3/2012 | "Tyler Durden"
    BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics Happy by the headline establishment survey print of 133,245 which says that the US "added" 163,000 jobs in July from 133,082 last month? Consider this: the number was based on a non seasonally adjusted July number of 132,868. This was a 1.248 million drop from the June print. So how did the smoothing work out to make a real plunge into an "adjusted" rise? Simple: the BLS "added" 377K jobs for seasonal purposes. This was the largest seasonal addition in the past decade for a July NFP print in the past decade, possibly ever, as...
  • ObamaCare: Supreme Court may postpone ruling till 2016

    02/21/2012 11:55:07 PM PST · by STARWISE · 115 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | 2-21-12 | Dean Clancy
    This morning's newspapers report an ominous development in the ObamaCare litigation, now pending in the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court posted a seemingly minor but potentially portentous administrative change, which suggests it might postpone delivering a final ruling on the constitutionality of ObamaCare until the middle of 2016! Specifically, the high Court increased the time it will devote to hearing oral arguments on whether the health care mandate is a tax for purposes of something called the Tax Anti-Injunction Act (26 U.S.C. § 7421(a)). The historically lengthy oral arguments in the case, HHS v. Florida -- now expanded by 30...
  • Bob Janjuah: "Markets Are So Rigged By Policy Makers That I Have No Meaningful Insights To Offer"

    02/20/2012 10:54:58 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies · 1+ views
    ZEROHEDGE ^ | 2-20-12 | Tyler Durden
    "I am staggered at how easily the concepts of Democracy and the Rule of Law – two of the pillars of the modern world – have been brushed aside in the interests of political expediency." SNIP---- I am not well equipped to navigate bubbles where tactical views and secular views are all thrown into the melting pot together, where there is no visibility, where – as one client put it to me recently – we have Monetary Anarchy running riot, where the elastic band between the ‘real’ economy and the current liquidity-fuelled markets is stretched further and further beyond credulity,...
  • Google releases Maine results a day early LMFAO!! (pic)

    02/11/2012 8:10:11 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 14 replies
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  • Breaking on Fast and Furious: Holder to appear before Issa's committee on Feb. 2

    01/04/2012 11:42:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/4/12 | AWR Hawkins
    I just received an email update from Congressman Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) office, stating that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on February 2. The questions will center on the Department of Justice’s knowledge of, and response to, the gunwalking tactics that were used in Operation Fast and Furious. The A.G. will also be asked to address the DOJ’s “steadfast refusal to disclose information following the February 4, 2011 letter to Senator Grassley, which the [DOJ] has withdrawn because it contained false information denying allegations made by whistleblowers about Operation...
  • BREAKING: Perry disqualified from Va. primary ballot

    12/23/2011 3:44:52 PM PST · by TBBT · 386 replies · 33+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/23/2011 | Anita Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the Virginia primary ballot, state GOP officials said Friday evening. Perry’s campaign told state election officials it had submitted 11,911 signatures, but a Virginia Republican familiar with the situation said that the Texas governor did not submit the required 10,000. Earlier Friday, the Republican Party of Virginia certified former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) to appear in the March ballot. Four candidates — Romney, Perry, Paul and former House speaker Newt Gingrich — turned in thousands of signatures by the deadline. State...
  • SI power broker Molinari says: Not Newt, not ever! (NYers for Romney chair regifts "flip-flopper")

    12/03/2011 1:22:11 PM PST · by presidio9 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 3, 2011 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Guy Molinari, the Republican power broker and former Staten Island Beep, ripped Newt Gingrich as unfit to be president yesterday — a day before the front-running GOP candidate was set to attend a Tea Party rally in the borough. At least 600 people are expected to pack the Staten Island Hilton Garden Inn today to hear Gingrich speak at a 2 p.m. town-hall meeting. But Molinari, who served with Gingrich in Congress and supports Mitt Romney, rained on the former House speaker’s parade. “God help us if Newt Gingrich is elected president. I won’t vote for him. I love my...
  • Rigged! Feds find fix was in on 'study' of homosexuality in ranks.

    06/27/2011 7:58:12 PM PDT · by ImNotLying · 20 replies
    WND ^ | june 27, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    A previously undisclosed report by the inspector general of the Department of Defense concludes that the fix – maybe even handed down by the White House – was in before the military ever started asking soldiers and sailors about how opening the ranks to homosexuals would affect the nation's defense.
  • Former J.P. Morgan Banker James Hertz Pleads Guilty to Municipal Bond Bid Rigging

    12/08/2010 5:55:44 PM PST · by khnyny · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Forbes ^ | December 1, 2010
    According to a U.S. District Court plea proceeding held in Manhattan on November 29, 2010, former J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. banker James Leonard Hertz, a resident of Cranford, N.J., engaged in separate bid-rigging and fraud conspiracies related to the provision of a type of contract, known as an investment agreement, and other municipal finance contracts, including derivatives contracts, to public entities throughout the United States, such as state, county and local governments and agencies. Hertz also pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. According to the plea agreement, Hertz has agreed to cooperate with the ongoing investigation.
  • Rangel Is Found to Have Violated House Ethics Rules [update: guilty of all but one charge]

    11/16/2010 11:56:30 AM PST · by Racehorse · 77 replies
    New York Times ^ | 16 November 2010 | David Kocieniewski
    A House panel on Tuesday found Representative Charles B. Rangel guilty of 11 counts of ethical violations, ruling that his failure to pay taxes, improper solicitation of fund-raising donations and failure to accurately report his personal income had brought dishonor on the House. After a public hearing Monday that was truncated by Mr. Rangel walking out in protest, an adjudicatory subcommittee of the House ethics committee deliberated for four hours before finding him guilty of all but one of the 13 counts against him. (Two other counts, involving Mr. Rangel’s misuse of House franking privileges, were merged into one.)
  • Angle Camp: Not so fast

    11/02/2010 10:43:14 PM PDT · by kristinn · 102 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | Kerry Picket
    SNIP FROM THE CAMPAIGN: "We just had prayer vigil in a private suite and her people are furious at FOX for making the call with 30 percent in. They shouted 'Count the votes'."
  • A Brief Update on 117 House Races

    10/18/2010 8:16:38 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/18/10 | Jim Geraghty
    A Brief Update on 117 House Races October 18, 2010 2:57 P.M. By Jim Geraghty Tags: 2010 As promised, here is a quick update on that May list of 99 open seats or vulnerable Democrats. As you can see, quite a few have been added; we’re now up to 117. (I added one, WA-2, after initial posting.) However, this list includes some races that appeared as potentially competitive earlier and now aren’t, such as Rep. Dan Boren’s reelection bid in Oklahoma. My current assessment is in line with the conventional wisdom: Roughly 100 seats are in play under the broader...
  • Reports: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Broke Laws at Polling Place, Harassed Poll Watchers

    10/22/2010 10:19:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 142 replies
    Friday, October 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    There are two reports that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) violated electioneering laws inside a polling place and harassed poll watchers at the Acres Home Multiservice Community Center on October 18th.Liberty Pundits has two eyewitness anonymous sources, a poll watcher and an election clerk, who describe Rep. Jackson Lee speaking with and shaking hands of voters inside a polling place located in the same building as her district office and getting in the faces of poll watchersKPRC 950 host Michael Berry (@28:45) interviewed Houston poll watcher Catherine Engelbrecht of King Street Patriots/True The Vote on October 19th about what was...
  • Davis responds to Kirk's voter integrity squads (CHICAGO LAUGH ALERT)

    10/18/2010 11:03:48 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 17, 2010 | MARY HOULIHAN Staff Reporter
    At a get-out-the-vote gathering Sunday morning at a Bronzeville restaurant, Congressman Danny Davis responded to U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk's suggestion to Republican activists that voter integrity squads be on site for voting in Chicago's black neighborhoods, which tend to vote Democratic. "Rep. Kirk thinks something will happen to his vote in these neighborhoods," Davis said. "Well, I'm here to tell him he's not getting any votes here. My question is why would he target areas that historically vote Democrat?" Vote drive Recently, without his knowledge, Kirk was caught on tape saying, "I have now funded the largest voter integrity...