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  • Romney to announce VP pick via smart phone

    07/31/2012 10:46:47 AM PDT · by kingattax · 84 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7-31-12 | Stephanie Condon
    As the use of smart phones grows across the nation, both President Obama and Mitt Romney are seeking to leverage the technology with new campaign apps. The Romney campaign on Tuesday launched a free app called "Mitt's VP," which will allow users to learn who Romney has chosen to serve as his running mate as soon as it's announced. "There's no telling when Mitt will choose his VP. But when he does, be the first to find out with Mitt's VP app," the campaign teased on its website. The app, available on iPhone and Android platforms, will give users immediate...
  • Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters.

    07/31/2012 8:40:31 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 33 replies
    RasmussenReports ^ | 7/31/2012 | Patrick1
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting 47% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters. Obama is supported by 91% of black voters and 57% of other minority voters.
  • Harry Reid: Paying Taxes Is Voluntary (Flashback)

    07/31/2012 9:05:14 PM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Say Anything ^ | Jul 27, 2008 | Say Anything
    This is going to shock the hell out of some IRS auditors I know. VIDEO This is funny, except when you consider that the point Reid is trying to make is (I think) that you can avoid paying taxes if you stop making money. Meaning that if you quit your job and become dependent on government subsidies and entitlements you can stop paying taxes. Which is true, I guess, but not exactly in keeping with the principles of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” that this country was founded upon.
  • Harry Reid Says He Knows What's in Romney's Taxes

    07/31/2012 5:10:49 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he heard from a Bain investor who heard that Mitt Romney paid exactly zero taxes for 10 years, Reid tells The Huffington Post's Sam Stein and Ryan Grim. . Reid said Romney's dead father would be "so embarrassed" by his son. Then he recounted how a Bain Capital investor called him a month ago and said, "Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years." Acknowledging that's awfully slim evidence, Reid offers this massive asterisk: "He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that's true? Well, I'm not certain… But...
  • Inside Syria: Aleppo's Christians Arm Against Islamists (Sunni Arabs order Christians to leave)

    07/31/2012 6:38:22 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 6 replies
    PBS News Hour ^ | July 31, 2012, 1:21 p.m. ET | HUGH MACLEOD, ANNASOFIE FLAMAND AND A REPORTER INSIDE SYRIA
    ALEPPO, Syria and BEIRUT, Lebanon | As evidence mounts that foreign Islamists are fighting alongside Syria's increasingly radicalized rebels, Christians in Aleppo and elsewhere are taking up arms, often supplied by the regime. "We saw what happened to the Christians in Iraq," Abu George, a Christian resident of Aleppo's Aziza district told GlobalPost. "What is going on in Aleppo is not a popular revolution for democracy and freedom. The fighters of the so-called Free Syrian Army are radical Sunnis who want to establish an Islamic state." While the 30-year-old shopkeeper said he had not received any direct threats from Syria's...
  • Liberal political correctness going for Gold in London Olympics

    07/31/2012 6:36:52 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 3 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | July 31, 7012 | Jeff Crouere
    For seven years, the people of London has been preparing for the Olympics. The city has been scrubbed clean and new facilities were constructed for the big event. City leaders have been very proud of the massive effort that it took to stage the Olympics. Unfortunately, there have been a number of real problems such as a lack of security personnel and hundreds of empty seats at numerous events. The embarrassing footage has forced organizers to fill in seats with members of the British military.
  • Lech Walesa: Romney Will Restore U.S. Leadership

    07/31/2012 5:23:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 31, 2012
    Election 2012: Lech Walesa, the Polish patriot and former president of Poland, and another ally our president has betrayed, endorses the GOP candidate's quest to restore U.S. leadership in the struggle against the world's despots. Walesa knows a thing or too about resisting and defeating collectivist tyranny, and he has no tolerance for those such as President Obama who appease and apologize to it. Unlike Obama, he earned his Nobel Peace Prize by leading the Solidarity movement that brought freedom to a Poland that suffered for decades under the Nazi jackboot, then as part of the Soviet gulag. In May,...
  • Romney's Trip Has Been So Successful Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Endorsed Obama

    07/31/2012 3:13:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 31, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So a bunch of reporters start shouting questions at Mitt Romney in Poland. We have the audio this coming up in due course. A bunch of reporters start shouting at Romney. He's very, very close to their Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. And one of Romney's press people starts shouting at the reporters. (imitation) "Shut up! This is a holy site for the Polish people. Kiss my butt." He told the reporters to shove it. So now they're all over this guy. He eventually called and apologized. Now, it wasn't long ago that this guy, Neil Munro,...
  • Harry Reid: Some Bain investor who I won’t name told me Romney didn’t pay income taxes for 10 years

    07/31/2012 1:57:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/31/2012 | AllahPundit
    Sounds solid. Mitt Romney, who's been running for political office for 20 years now, decided he'd gamble those prospects and risk time in a federal pen for tax evasion in order to save a few million dollars that he doesn't need.And he made this decision year after year, for 10 years.By the way, some random guy on the Internet told me Obama was born in Kenya. Now, do I know that's true? Well, I'm not certain. But let me just toss it out there. "His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son," Reid said, in reference to George...
  • Obama team sees promise in 3rd party candidacies

    07/31/2012 12:45:01 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/31/2012 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election effort is paying close attention to two candidates mounting third-party campaigns for the presidency, believing they could draw votes from Republican rival Mitt Romney and help Obama win a few tightly contested states. One candidate is Virgil Goode, a former conservative Virginia congressman who is running as a member of the Constitution Party. The other is Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico who is the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee. Obama's team has scenarios whereby Obama can win states like Virginia and Colorado with less than 50 percent of the...
  • K Street Republicans’ war on Palin

    07/31/2012 12:42:32 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday July 31, 2012 | Rick Manning
    I’m getting sick of the rewriting of 2008 presidential campaign history as K Street Republicans continue to assault Sarah Palin in the fear that a similarly conservative Republican will rise to the top of the VP sweepstakes.   It has been so fashionable in D.C. Republican circles to bash the Palin nomination as a mistake, ill-conceived or even disastrous, that even Dick Chaney has gotten into the act.   These self-serving attempts to change history are nothing more than a smear campaign designed to influence the Romney VP pick by obscuring the truth that the choice of Sarah Palin to...
  • Dirty tactic in a phone survey about presidential preference???

    07/31/2012 12:24:57 PM PDT · by adorno · 24 replies
    telephone survey | non-specific
    Just got off the phone a couple of minutes ago. Phone # that called for survey: 904-274-0422, from Jacksonvilee, FL. First survey question: If election were held today, would you say you would be voting for Obama or Romney. Press 1 for Obama, 2 for Romney. Well, I pressed 2 for Romney. There was a pause, and I thought that perhaps my answer hadn't taken, so, I pressed 2 again. After a brief pause, the survey (apparently an automated poll service), shot back with: Would you say that, your support for Obama is strong (not exactly those words, or not...
  • Add it up: The prediction models look dismal for Obama. Can he still win?

    07/31/2012 11:15:48 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 31 Jul 20111 | Jeff Greenfield
    I got into writing and thinking about politics because I was told there would be no math. Boy, was I misled. It’s not just the torrent of polls that we have to deal with, but the numbers that supposedly forecast Presidential elections with uncanny accuracy. Depending on whom you turn to, the key lies in second quarter real GDP growth, the optimism or pessimism of the electorate, individual or family real income growth or a dizzying mix of these and other measurements. They’re usually economic, although one prognosticator—Allan Lichtman, history professor at American University—uses broader measurements, asking whether the incumbent...
  • Kristi Yamaguchi ad by Restore Our Future for Romney

    07/31/2012 10:57:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/30/12 | Restore Our Future
    Campaign ad for Romney with Kristi Yamaguchi.
  • Romney thanks Poles for their courage to fight for freedom

    07/31/2012 10:23:56 AM PDT · by Matt_DZ_PL · 11 replies
    Polish Press Agency PAP ^ | July 31, 2012 | Peter Gentle
    Romney thanks Poles for their courage to fight for freedom   Peter Gentle 31.07.2012  Republican candidate in the US presidential elections, Mitt Romney has thanked Poles for their “courage” in joining the “fight for freedom” in Afghanistan and Iraq, on the second day of his trip to Poland.   Mitt Romney at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, Tuesday: photo - PAP Radek Pietruszka “I would like to express my gratitude to the Polish government and Polish people for the courage of your men and women in supporting the fight for freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Romney said...
  • Romney Shines in Israel

    07/31/2012 6:01:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    I am pumped up about Mitt Romney's speech in Israel -- for both political reasons and policy ones -- and believe it may represent a turning point in the campaign. Politically -- and this is important because it is critical that he win, or he won't be able to implement any policies and set America back on the road to recovery -- Romney has shown again he is going to take the gloves off, deal with the issues directly and draw a stark contrast between his policies and Obama's record. The significance of this cannot be overstated. Some of the...
  • Obama Campaign Brings Up 'Felons' in Latest Ad

    07/31/2012 10:17:13 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/31/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    The latest web ad from Barack Obama's campaign goes after Mitt Romney for not releasing more tax returns than he already has. The ad, titled "Mitt Romney's Tax Returns: When Will He Come Clean?," at one point flashes two words onscreen, "FELONS" and "TAX RECORDS." The words, "FELONS" and "TAX RECORDS," are displayed onscreen for at least six seconds, so the Obama campaign wants to make sure its viewers see the words.
  • Romney in Poland

    07/31/2012 10:16:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/31/12 | John Hayward
    No wonder the press wants to obsess over a spot of rude treatment from a Romney staffer. It saves them from having to report on the actual content of Mitt Romney’s excellent speech in Poland. “Rather than heeding the false promise of a government-dominated economy, Poland sought to stimulate innovation, attract investment, expand trade, and live within its means,” said Romney. “Your success today is a reminder that the principles of free enterprise can propel an economy and transform a society.” Yeah, a press corps desperately trying to get President Downgrade re-elected with double-digit unemployment, 1.5 percent GDP growth, massive...
  • Wash. Post, NY Times furious at Romney for demolishing their false Israeli-Palestinian narrative

    07/31/2012 10:14:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    American thinker ^ | 7/31/12 | Leo Rennert
    With headlines blazing and printer's ink aplenty, the Washington Post and the New York Times turned downright apoplectic about Mitt Romney's comment in Jerusalem that differences in "culture" are the key to Israel greatly outpacing the Palestinian territories in economic performance. "Romney angers Palestinians with remarks on economy," reads a six-page headline in the Post. "With Jerusalem Comment, Romney Raises Sparks," blares a six-column headline in the Times. The headlines are a tip-off that these two papers deem Romney's remark an unpardonable affront to their own narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For years, they have blamed Israel for prolonging the...
  • Romney Gains Lead – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    07/31/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 7/31/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how polling has shifted gradually throughout July to a Romney lead. Tune in!