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  • Let Convention Choose Principles over “Presumptive” Candidate

    06/27/2016 5:40:55 AM PDT · by winner3000 · 43 replies ^ | June 27, 2016 | Terry Paulson
    As both parties rapidly approach their respective nominating conventions, it’s clear that both parties are not unified. The Republican Party still has a choice in Cleveland. Will the party choose established Republican principles or their “presumptive” candidate who has the necessary delegates but wants to do this campaign his way? In response to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s continued call for Trump to support conservative principles in the party plank, Donald Trump suggests that the GOP leaders “have to get a lot tougher and be quiet. Just please be quiet, don’t talk…. We have to have our Republicans either stick together...
  • Democrats reportedly discuss dropping DNC chair Wasserman Schultz

    05/25/2016 2:28:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Fox ^ | May 25, 2016
    Democrats on Capitol Hill have discussed the possiblity of removing Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position prior to the party's national convention this summer in Philadelphia. According to The Hill, some Democrats believe that Wasserman Schultz's ongoing battles with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have made her too divisive a figure to unite the party ahead of this fall's election campaign. "There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s head on," one Democratic senator who supports frontrunner Hillary Clinton told The Hill. "I...
  • Morley Safer retires from "60 Minutes"

    05/11/2016 5:31:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 11, 2016: 5:26 PM ET | Brian Stelter
    Morley Safer, the longest-serving correspondent in the history of “60 Minutes,” says it is time to retire. Safer, 84, said in a statement, “It’s been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye to all of my friends at CBS and the dozens of people who kept me on the air.” CBS announced on Wednesday that the network will broadcast a special hour-long look at Safer’s broadcasting career on Sunday night. …
  • Pope brings 12 Syrian refugees to Italy in lesson for Europe

    04/16/2016 8:28:46 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    MORIA, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis gave Europe a concrete lesson Saturday in welcoming refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter plane after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, which has faced the brunt of Europe's migration crisis. Refugees on the overwhelmed island fell to their knees and wept at his presence. The Vatican said Francis wanted to make a "gesture of welcome" at the end of his five-hour visit to Lesbos, where he implored Europe to respond to the migrant crisis on its shores "in a way that is worthy of our...
  • Donald Trump’s terrible night in Colorado exemplifies his campaign’s Achilles’ heel

    04/09/2016 2:48:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 8, 2016 | Philip Bump
    The assumption for months was that everything would fall into place. That there was no need to really dig in, that the outcome was obvious. And then, too late, it became clear that this optimism was unfounded. Or maybe not too late, but late enough in the process to mean that folks would have to scramble. And now everything is up in the air. The paragraph above describes the Republican establishment’s attitude about Donald Trump’s candidacy, obviously. But it also describes Trump’s push for the nomination itself. From the moment he stepped onto that escalator on Trump Tower until about...
  • Donald Trump sets his campaign on fire: A self-destructive madman has decided he wants to lose

    04/06/2016 6:33:18 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 91 replies
    Even Trump’s most trusted advisors didn’t expect him to fare this well ” the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it. The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%. His candidacy was a protest candidacy. I don’t think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I don’t even know that he wanted to, which is perhaps the scariest prospect of all. He certainly was never prepared or equipped...
  • 'NeverTrumps' should support Ted Cruz

    04/02/2016 8:47:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 1, 2016 | Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon
    Over the past few months, the Republican race has morphed from a seventeen-headed gorgon into a more manageable monster with four faces. The first face belongs to front runner Donald Trump, who has run an idiosyncratic campaign, focused almost entirely on his own personality. He has no discernible platform, represents no clear faction of the GOP, and is running as Trump rather than as a Republican. The next two faces are recognizably Republican. Ted Cruz, a respectable second, is running as the strong constitutional conservative. He favors a smaller government; decentralization of authority; a foreign policy grounded in the national...
  • Mark Levin finally admits Ben Sasse is a RINO “fraud”

    02/28/2016 10:13:42 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | 28 October 2015
    Duh… I’m sick and tired of pretend conservatives defending John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, when they’re selling this country down the river! (SNIP) In 2009, Ben Sasse heralded Medicare Part D as “the answer to Health Reform”. In 2010, Sasse was a “senior advisor” to Leavitt Partners– a consulting firm that worked to implement Obamacare. In a March, Sasse would not rule out apocalyptic, thermonuclear war with Russia over the annexation of Crimea. Sasse’s benefactor is none other than Mike Simmonds– the fast food pioneer who has declared that he would only support candidates that endorsed “complete amnesty”.
  • Politico Column: Donald Trump Isn't the Biggest Narcissist in the GOP Field. Ted Cruz Is.

    12/27/2015 8:04:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/23/2015 | By CURT ANDERSON
    I know a televangelist candidate when I see one. To hear the pundits and experts in Washington tell it, the problem with Ted Cruz is that he doesn't play well with others in the Senate, he's too hardheaded and doesn't compromise. In other words, he's exactly what the Republican primary voters want. On this score, I side with the Republican primary voters. If Cruz's problem is that he is a conservative who has no regard for senatorial decorum and fights too hard for the right things, I'm all in. But there is a far bigger problem with Cruz: Donald Trump...
  • Russia Denies S-400 Missile System Operating In Syria In Support Of Assad Regime

    11/15/2015 2:21:48 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 32 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Christopher Harress
    Russia denied Friday it had placed its advanced S-400 missile defense system in Syria, the Russian news agency Tass reported. While Moscow has deployed a lot of military equipment to Syria since it began airstrikes at the start of October, the S-400 being deployed would demonstrate a change in Russia’s defense plans in the country. The S-400 is designed to intercept advanced missiles and aircraft. Russia claims its targets in Syria are the Islamic State group and Syrian rebels, neither of which are in possession of aircraft or missiles. The only threat to Russian dominance in the region is the...
  • U.S. Intelligence Trying To Unleash ISIS-Russia War

    11/11/2015 9:02:17 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 35 replies
    Value Walk ^ | November 11, 2015 | Polina Tikhonova
    With reports that Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons, U.S. intelligence officials are trying to unleash a large-scale war between ISIS and Russia.Six U.S. intelligence and military officials told The Daily Beast on Monday they hope that what appears to be an ISIS attack on a Russian airplane, brought down on October 31 in Egypt, will force Russian President Vladimir Putin to finally take serious military action against ISIS.The newspaper noted that U.S. intelligence and security officials are not panicking over ISIS unleashing a new round of bomb attacks on civilian airlines. What U.S. officials are concerned about is...
  • Who was the guy asking Trump about Obama in NH?

    09/21/2015 9:26:39 AM PDT · by MeganC · 59 replies
    Vanity/self ^ | 21 Sept 2015 | Megan C
    "We have a problem in this country — it's called Muslims. We know our current president is one. We have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That's my question. When can we get rid of them?" We've all heard the question by now and we all know how Trump is being lambasted for not defending Obama. But if this comment is so bad and so awful then why hasn't the media found this guy and reported on him? Where's his connection to the TEA Party? Isn't that the usual thing these days is they try to connect...

    08/02/2015 6:10:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    The Stumbling Block ^ | 8/02/15 | The Stumbling Block
    Timothy Dolan, Cardinal of New York, has taken to the Washington Post to assassinate the character of the leading Republican presidential candidate just because he holds a position with which most of the country agrees.
  • Jon Stewart’s secret White House visits

    07/28/2015 5:11:29 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 7.28.15 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Jon Stewart slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Barack Obama.... In February 2014, Obama again requested Stewart make the trip from Manhattan to the White House, this time for a midmorning visit hours before the president would go before television cameras to warn Russia that “there will be costs” if it made any further military intervention in Ukraine.... Top Obama aides David Axelrod and Austan Goolsbee knew Stewart’s voice mattered and made sure to field calls and emails from the host and “Daily...
  • Archbishop Blase Cupich: Democrat Shill

    05/05/2015 4:42:44 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    The Stumbling Block ^ | 5/5/15 | Stumbling Block
    Truth Revolt asks why the new Archbishop of Chicago has the nerve to speak of illegal immigration as if it were ‘God’s agenda.’ Where are truth-loving Catholics supposed to look for a Church that isn’t in the pocket of anti-Catholic hate today? Either it is evil to be conservative or these bishops are pretenders. Is it ‘love’ to hand political power to the true enemies of God and man? True to his claim that immigration reform is “God’s agenda,” Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich has been cozying up to pro-abortion Democrats to get his social justice initiatives underway. On Sunday, the...
  • The Fair and Relevant Question: After 8 Years of Obama, Why Should GOP Nominate a One-Term Senator?

    03/23/2015 7:56:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/23/2015 | Erick Erickson
    With Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) beginning his run for the Presidency today, I should make public the question I've suggested to reporters in private. Senator Cruz is for certain going to be joined by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who will announce in a few weeks. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who I think is underrated in his bid for the Presidency even though Jeb Bush is intent on locking up Florida, will also most likely declare his candidacy. All three of these men would make excellent Presidents. I know them personally. I backed them when they were at single digits in...
  • Allegations Of Vote Buying In Mississippi … (DAILY CALLER SHILLS FOR THAD COCHRAN!!!)

    07/01/2014 10:34:01 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/2014 | Matt Lewis
    If you read conservative outlets like RedState or Breitbart — or even if you just get Chris McDaniel’s email alerts — you’re aware of allegations of vote buying in Mississippi. If the allegations are true, it’s reprehensible. But the problem is that they’re coming from a less than reputable source. The African-American pastor alleging that he was offered money to buy votes for Thad Cochran was also paid by the reporter for the story. This is both ironic and problematic: If you’re the kind of person who is willing to participate in a vote-buying scheme, isn’t it possible you’d also...
  • Has anyone did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • Jennifer Rubin’s Rand Paul obsession

    03/31/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 22 replies
    Rare ^ | 03-27-2014 | Matt Palumbo
    In February, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) was asked during a panel what he thought about Washington Post conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin saying negative things about him. Amash dismissed it and suggested people should go look at how often Rubin criticizes Rand Paul instead. So I did. Jennifer Rubin mentioned Senator Rand Paul’s name 143 times in the first three weeks of March (March 1-21) on her Right Turn blog. The only other political figure mentioned more often than Paul was President Obama at 206 times (not including “Obamacare,” but just President Obama specifically). The most frequently mentioned named after Sen....
  • Ukraine Imperils Obama’s Foreign-Policy Legacy [Blood on Lurch's hands]

    Ukraine imperils Obama’s foreign-policy legacy How far the blunt and threatening posture US secretary of state John Kerry took in his interview with the CBS News toward Moscow — and President Vladimir Putin in person — over the Ukraine situation was genuine and how far it was intended to meet the domestic criticism of the Barack Obama administration being ‘weak’ in its foreign policies doesn’t really matter. What matters is that Kerry demanded virtual capitulation by Russia under the shadow of US retribution and that’s being plain dishonest and unrealistic. The history of the current Ukraine crisis didn’t begin with...
  • If we’re not talking to President Bashar al-Assad, we should be

    01/16/2014 8:19:02 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Jan 2014 | Con Coughlin
    It has taken the best part of three years, but the realisation is dawning on our leaders that there is likely to be only one outcome in Syria’s brutal civil war, and that is the Assad regime declaring victory. Ever since the Syrian rebels were overrun by al-Qaeda and other Islamist movements of a similar uncompromising hue, I have been warning that, rather than backing the rebels, the West’s interests would be far better served by doing everything in its power to halt the violence, even if it means the detestable regime of President Bashar al-Assad surviving. In the pragmatic...
  • S.F. State student who shouted at Obama has history of gutsy protests

    11/26/2013 3:37:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | November 26, 2013 | by Matt O'Brien
    When organizers placed Ju Hong in a prominent position flanking President Barack Obama on Monday, they probably did not realize they were handing a high-profile lectern to one of the Bay Area's gutsiest immigration reform activists. Invited to the Chinatown speech as a member of the "Dreamer" movement of young people brought to the country illegally as children, Hong said he "was there just to listen" but ended up being asked by a friend to stand in a group behind Obama. He grew annoyed as he heard the president blaming Congress for stalling immigration reform. "Usually we're supposed to be...
  • Matthews: Romney showed disdain for Obama by running against him so early

    09/14/2012 7:36:45 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    Via Mediaite and the Right Scoop, he hasn’t reached the point of insisting that the mere act of challenging Obama in an election is racist, but he’s right on the doorstep now. We’re maybe two weeks away from that argument. Less, I figure, if Rasmussen’s tracker is right about Romney inching back into the lead nationally. Granted, he doesn’t utter the R-word here, but it’s clear enough from his “I don’t like the look of it” sneer plus the fact that this is, after all, Chris Matthews, and therefore all critiques of Republican antagonism towards Obama must ultimately devolve into...
  • The only thing Ann Coulter loves more than Chris Christie is … Romneycare

    02/02/2012 6:51:17 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/2/12 | William Jacobson
    I warned you. In order to promote the election of Mitt Romney we would have to go through all sorts of philosophical and policy contortions. And here we have ended up, with Romney’s most bombastic media supporter, who has not spared a foul word for Newt, issuing a full-throttled defense of and support for Romneycare, Ann Coulter, Three Cheers for Romneycare! (h/t INC in Tip Line) The argument really is a masterpiece of deflection, blaming everyone but the author (Romney) for the failure Romneycare has become, and running red herrings across the path such as a jumbled discussion of federal...
  • Marine poser shows up at Airsoft expo (Must see pictures)

    12/12/2011 6:07:47 PM PST · by TSgt · 72 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 23, 2011 | Raptor Brotherhood of Marine Corps Riders
    No ****, there I was...up to my eyeball's assholes in plastic BBs, with airsofters as far as the eye could see. OK, in reality, my company, Evolved Tactical Systems, had a booth at an expo held by Evike as a part of their parking lot sale this weekend. As we're showing our wares, I spy a young man in Marine Corps Charlies shuffling by my booth. Now, I was in the Army, not the Marines, but sometimes, you just know what wrong looks like. And this kid was wrong as two boys ****ing in a church on Sunday. I give...
  • Newt Gingrich Hit on Health Care Flip-Flops, Think Tank

    11/18/2011 8:15:13 PM PST · by Fred · 34 replies · 2+ views
    KLPW AM ^ | 111811 | Admin
    AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As Newt Gingrich attempts to shrug off his political baggage, the former House speaker is under new scrutiny for having close ties to health care giants and flip-flopping on his statements on health care. The Center for Health Transformation, which Gingrich founded, raked in millions of dollars from heavy hitters like GE Healthcare and Wellpoint, as first reported by the Washington Post. The group says it does not lobby, but on its website, it touts its ability to build bridges between the federal government and private sector. Among its strengths, the think tank lists its unparalleled “network...
  • Can Gingrich Win Over Social Conservatives?

    11/18/2011 1:51:58 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 146 replies
    National Review ^ | November 18, 2011 | staff
    Richard Land, director of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, is more skeptical, saying that Gingrich’s candidacy will be a “hard sell” for many voters. Land has been doing informal focus groups among Southern Baptists for the past two years on Gingrich’s candidacy, as he expected Gingrich to run and be a serious contender. He found that women are especially wary of Gingrich. “He’s got a gender problem,” Land says. “His toughest audience is going to be evangelical women. Evangelical men, depending on what Newt does and says, are more likely to give him the benefit of...
  • Gingrich hints he may release details on Freddie Mac payments today

    11/18/2011 10:59:24 AM PST · by Fred · 26 replies
    CBS ^ | 111811 | Walt Cronkite
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday that he's trying to figure out how much money he made from controversial housing giant Freddie Mac and suggested he may release the information as early as Friday. Gingrich's comments, in an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, represent the latest shift in his campaign's response to a Bloomberg News story earlier this week that said the former House speaker made as much as $1.6 million from Freddie. Initially, the Gingrich campaign promised to release details about the payment, then appeared to back off that pledge. Freddie Mac and its sister quasi-governmental...
  • Here's another Soros-funded "independent" blog/news

    09/04/2011 8:07:41 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 12 replies ^ | 7/04/11 | Mamzelle
    As election season crowds around, we should be keeping track of the Soros-related "charity" 501c3s that are used as shill media outlets. The Texas Tribune, for one, and now "" (like put it in her file somewhere, because I just got this outfit from a credulous liberal as an offering from a disgruntled "former Republican"
  • The Trouble With Romney

    04/17/2011 8:39:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    Mr. L's Tavern ^ | 17 APRIL 2011 | Mr.L's Tavern
    The Trouble With Romney I read the New York Post this morning and, reluctantly, the weekly Peggy Noonan column. Noonan is a centrist RINO who thinks she represents mainstream American conservative thinking because she wrote speeches for Ronald Reagan over thirty years ago. You can read her article titled “Obama Can Lose” here: The traitorous Noonan—who supported, shrilled and voted for Obama in 2008—writes that even if the economy turns around, inflation calms and mid east unrest subsides, Obama will lose in 2012. According this shrill, the only way Obama will win is if the GOP fails to “nominate,...
  • Olbermann suspended indefinitedly by MSNBC

    11/05/2010 11:29:56 AM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 66 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 5, 2010 | Emi Kolawole
    Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely from MSNBC for making campaign contributions to three Democrats. Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC: I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay. Read the MSNBC policy on campaign donations. * * * * MSNBC host Keith Olberman made campaign contributions to Democrats, one of whom appeared on his program, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." Olbermann donated the maximum allowable amount to failed Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway in Kentucky and Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona. Olbermann...
  • What happened to the Zot Party?

    09/27/2010 4:53:55 AM PDT · by GrandSportC3 · 156 replies · 1+ views
    When the Tea Party first started out, I was a enthusiastic supporter.. The Tea Party perfectly represented what my views are.. I'm a 100% fiscal conservative and I believe in small government on ALL issues. In the beginning, the Tea Party seemed to be such movement that would support candidates based on FISCAL issues. Initially, that was the case and people like Scott Brown have been elected. However, since then, it seems like the Tea Party Express and other Tea Party organizations have been hijacked by the social conservative wing of the GOP (i.e. Sarah Palin). Social issues were introduced...
  • Free Trade Doesn't Work: Why America Needs a Tariff

    01/31/2010 6:42:57 PM PST · by ianfletcher · 75 replies · 1,368+ views
    Free Trade Doesnt Work ^ | January 30, 2010 | Ian Fletcher
    This very readable book is aimed at both ordinary concerned citizens and people with a bit of sophistication about economics. It is a systematic examination of why free trade is slowly bleeding America's economy to death and what can be done about it. It explains in detail why the standard economic arguments free traders use all the time are false, and what kind of economic ideas — well within the grasp of the average American — justify protectionism instead. It examines the history and politics of free trade and explains how America came to adopt its present disastrous free trade...
  • Timothy P. Carney: Dole, a health-sector lobbyist, gets the statesman treatment

    10/09/2009 4:46:45 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 274+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 9, 2009 | Timothy Carney
    Dole is a lobbyist at the downtown firm Alston & Bird, where his clients include the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. The Association pays Alston & Bird $30,000 per month to lobby Congress and the administration on "issues in health reform relating to home health & hospice," according to Alston Bird's second-quarter 2009 lobbying report. In September, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., amended his reform bill to expand Medicaid funding for home health-care and to include hospice care--care for the dying--under Medicaid, as well. This accelerates the flow of taxpayer money to Dole's clients. Now Dole...
  • Scarlett Johansson or Anne Hathaway for Bride Of Frankenstein (upcoming remake)?

    06/21/2009 10:20:24 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 32 replies · 4,125+ views
    Cinemapost ^ | 06.21.09 | Pail Larn
    The NY Post suggests that insiders believe that producer Brian Glazer is eyeing either Scarlett Johansson or Anne Hathaway to reprise the role of Frankenstein’s Bride, first portrayed by the beautiful Elsa Lanchester in 1935. “She’ll be young. They’re looking for a person with great power and sex appeal” say insiders, according to The Post. I could perhaps see Scarlett Jo’ as ‘The Bride’, but I’m not sure about Anne. To be honest, I have a hard time visualizing anyone but Elsa in the role, so I wouldn’t be shocked if they are probably quite some time from announcing just...
  • WHAT'S NBC's ZUCKER GONNA DO: Letterman Tops Conan O'Brien In Ratings--Leno As Adman?

    06/10/2009 11:02:26 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 23 replies · 1,241+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | Jun 10, 2009 | Nikki Finke
    Julia Roberts as a guest finally put David Letterman over the top in late night Tuesday night in the early Nielsen overnights following Howard Stern Monday night. They bested Conan and his guests of David Duchovny Monday night and Eddie Murphy on Tuesday night. And Eddie rarely does talk shows anymore so that was considered a guest "get" even if his movies bomb at the box office. True, Julia can't open a movie anymore either, but she turned the tables on Dave last night and started interviewing him about his recent marriage, which Howard did as well. ): June 9th...
  • Megan Fox Wows Tokyo With Her Thigh-Splitting Dress at World Premiere of Transformers Sequel

    06/08/2009 9:12:53 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 59 replies · 3,986+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 4:01 PM on 08th June 2009
    When sharing a red carpet with a 16 foot robot, Megan Fox knew she'd have to go the extra mile to get attention. The actress guaranteed she made a maximum impact at the world premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in Tokyo with a striking figure-hugging purple gown. Taking a style tip from seasoned red carpet veteran Liz Hurley, Megan showed off her fabulous legs in a slashed-to-the-thigh satin gown. Purple passion: Megan Fox showed off her toned legs in a slashed-to-the-thigh purple dress and platform heels at the Tokyo premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The 23-year-old...
  • Angelina Jolie bumps Oprah Winfrey on Forbes list of most powerful celebs

    06/06/2009 9:28:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies · 511+ views
    Chicago Sun times ^ | By Mark Bieganskion June 5, 2009 8:16 AM
    Who's the one person capable of knocking Oprah Winfrey out of Forbes' top spot on the list of the world's most powerful celebs? Angelina Jolie. Winfrey, who topped the list last year, was dethroned and moved to the No. 2 spot on the annual Forbes list, which came out yesterday. "Though viewership for the self-made billionaire's flagship chat fest, The Oprah Winfrey Show, continues to erode, her earning power remains resilient," the list said. The Celebrity 100 list ranks the rich and famous based on media exposure and earnings over the past year.

    06/03/2009 11:58:52 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 58 replies · 2,544+ views
    After months of behind-the-scenes battles, it's finally over between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Hollywood's most glamorous power couple - who never married despite having six children - have grown tired of trying to gloss over their problems following five tumultuous years together, say sources. Brad and Angelina are going their separate ways with the hope of reuniting in the future if they can repair their volatile relationship, disclosed an insider.
  • Cyclones Spurt Water Into The Stratosphere And Feed Global Warming

    04/23/2009 8:43:01 PM PDT · by cogitator · 14 replies · 557+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | April 22, 2009 | Staff Writers
    Scientists at Harvard University have found that tropical cyclones readily inject ice far into the stratosphere, possibly feeding global warming. The finding, published in Geophysical Research Letters, provides more evidence of the intertwining of severe weather and global warming by demonstrating a mechanism by which storms could drive climate change. Many scientists now believe that global warming, in turn, is likely to increase the severity of tropical cyclones. "Since water vapor is an important greenhouse gas, an increase of water vapor in the stratosphere would warm the Earth's surface," says David M. Romps, a research associate in Harvard's Department of...
  • The real story behind aerosol forcing of Arctic warming

    04/23/2009 8:38:35 PM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 382+ views
    Real Climate ^ | April 21, 2009 | Drew Shindell
    1st paragraph (with link to abstract): "Our recent paper “Climate response to regional radiative forcing during the twentieth century”, has generated some interesting discussion (some of it very 'interesting' indeed). So this post is an attempt to give a better context to the methods and implications of the study." Yet more aerosols: Comment on Shindell and Faluvegi Most intriguing paragraph: "In the absence of increasing greenhouse gases, our large historical emissions of sulfate precursors would have led to substantial cooling from sulfate, and the subsequent reduction in emissions would have brought temperatures back towards their previous level. So reduced sulfate...
  • Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

    03/07/2009 12:16:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 742 replies · 23,641+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | March 7, 2009 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president has facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told. Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest. British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a...
  • WILLIE BROWN: Good cop, bad cop - that's Obama and Pelosi

    02/01/2009 2:21:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 751+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/1/9 | Willie Brown
    It's going to be interesting to watch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi play bad cop to President Obama's good cop. He's presenting himself as the agent of consensus building; she's swinging the partisan hammer. He invites Republicans up to the White House for talks. She puts together the votes that make the Republicans irrelevant, then announces the results from the floor.She will be the keeper of the Democratic agenda just as Newt Gingrich was the keeper of the Republican agenda. It's a position that will help her with her own party membership, but will play havoc with her image nationally.
  • Children’s Chant Against Obama: Never Again

    11/18/2008 2:01:20 PM PST · by pissant · 56 replies · 1,741+ views
    New West ^ | 11/18/08 | Jeff Pansy Brady
    When second- and third-graders chanted “Assassinate Obama” on a Madison School District bus recently, district spokeswoman Janet Goodliffe explained that most of the children didn’t understand what the words mean. According to The Associated Press, she attributed the chant to the community’s being “highly conservative” and overwhelmingly for John McCain. I admire Janet Goodliffe as a preschool education leader. But as a teacher, she offered tortured excuses instead of capitalizing on a great teaching opportunity. This is not an isolated incident. As a former teacher and Idaho Falls school volunteer, Luella Hendrickson, wrote on this page Thursday, after the election,...
  • Gwen Ifill to reprise her role as VP debate moderator...

    09/30/2008 10:00:41 PM PDT · by Onos · 18 replies · 885+ views
    Riehl World View Blog ^ | 1 October 2008 | Dan Riehl/Blog Commenter
    "--- On October 2, 2008, she will moderate the first Vice-Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin at Washington University in St. Louis. On January 20, 2009, her new book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama will be released. ---" **Something ain't right about that.**
  • To Save Capitalism (Rich Lowry, Socialist Bailout Shill At National Review)

    09/29/2008 10:51:21 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 74 replies · 1,853+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/30/2008 | Rich Lowry
    It was just two days short of being an October surprise. A historic House vote on the Paulson bailout plan became historic for a reason no one expected: It went down to defeat, and not by a narrow margin. As the Dow plummeted 777 points, Republicans and Democrats took to the microphones to play the blame game, no holds barred. Superficially, both parties are to blame: 133 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted against, large numbers in both caucuses. But a majority of Democrats voted in favor. Republicans said a harshly partisan speech by Nancy Pelosi turned off about a dozen...
  • China's Internet awash with state spies (280K of pro-Chicom Internet shills)

    09/05/2008 4:07:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 213+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 08/14/08 | Wu Zhong
    China's Internet awash with state spies By Wu Zhong, China Editor HONG KONG - An innovative Internet-based "profession" of state-outsourced web commentators is flourishing under the guidance of the Chinese government, according to the latest edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER). As the article, titled "China's Guerrilla War for the Web", reports: They have been called the "Fifty Cent Party", the "Red Vests" and the "Red Vanguard". But China's growing armies of web commentators - instigated, trained and financed by Communist Party organizations - have just one mission: to safeguard the interests of the party by infiltrating and...
  • Texas evangelical Republicans reluctantly back McCain

    06/15/2008 10:36:58 AM PDT · by CreativePerspective · 126 replies · 191+ views
    Dallas News ^ | June 14, 2008 | Wayne Slater
    For religious conservatives at the Texas Republican Convention, even the song list at Friday's prayer rally suggested dark days ahead for the GOP. "We're going to support McCain," he said with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. "He may not have been all of our first choice, but he is our choice." "I'm going to support McCain and try to help people see the reality of the total picture and how dangerous Barack Obama is," said state Sen. Dan Patrick, a conservative talk-radio host with a strong evangelical following. "There is no other choice."
  • First Huckabee is Attacked: Then Huckabee is Blamed for Attacks, Misquoted, etc., etc...

    01/18/2008 7:20:12 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 22 replies · 92+ views ^ | January 18, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Commentary by Daniel T. Zanoza, Executive Director I don't recall ever experiencing anything like it--a Governor from a small southern state rockets to national prominence and so many are threatened by it. Of course, I'm talking about Mike Huckabee, who many believe is the front-runner for the Republican Party's presidential nomination. You see, the former Governor of Arkansas and ordained Baptist minister has come literally out of nowhere and many in the dominant media and the GOP elite don't like it. Well, they don't like Huckabee's success. Huckabee won the Iowa caucus, came in third in New Hampshire and Michigan,...
  • Huckabee And The Money-Cons

    11/27/2007 8:08:08 PM PST · by dano1 · 46 replies · 161+ views
    CBS News ^ | Nov 27, 2007 |
    (Political Animal) HUCKABEE AND THE MONEY-CONS....Matt Yglesias notes that Christian conservative darling Mike Huckabee is gaining on Mitt Romney in Iowa: In retrospect, it all sort of makes you wonder why social conservatives didn't just get behind Huckabee in the first place, rather than blessing Romney's preposterous conversion to religious right values and trying to drag Fred Thompson into the race. Sure, Huckabee's not well-liked by the economic hard-right, but cultural conservatives' objections to Giuliani didn't stop his backers from pushing him on the party. Part of the answer, of course, is the obvious one: it's hard for an also-ran...