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  • Berlusconi acquitted in Ruby sex case trial

    07/19/2014 12:20:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/14 | Giuseppe Aresu with Dario Thuburn - afp
    Milan (AFP) - An Italian appeals court on Friday cleared Silvio Berlusconi of having sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power in a surprise ruling that will strengthen the former prime minister on the political scene. "The defendant is acquitted," presiding judge Enrico Tranfa said, requesting silence after gasps from the courtroom. The effectively scraps Berlusconi's seven-year sentence and lifelong ban from holding public office. The judge said there was "no crime" on the abuse of power charge and that Berlusconi's actions "did not constitute a crime" on the prostitution one, promising to publish a detailed explanation within...
  • Online rants, anti-government radicals fuel fear of U.S. cop killings

    07/15/2014 2:20:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 11 replies
    The celebrating began before the coroner could collect the bodies of Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, the Las Vegas patrol officers ambushed and executed while eating at a pizzeria last month. “The good news is, there are two less police in the world,” read an entry on the Facebook page for CopBlock.org. The post was visible for less than a day, but it attracted at least 6,300 likes and comments by the time the page’s administrators removed it. Jerad Miller — who along with his wife, Amanda, gunned down the Vegas police officers before dying during a shootout with police...
  • Heinous Bias: Media Ignores Two Court Rulings Rejecting 'New' Walker 'Scandal'

    06/20/2014 1:34:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Welcome to a genuine phony scandal. You may have caught a glimpse of the lurid headlines this morning, which were splashed across thefront pages of many of America'sleading newspapers -- and, indeed, on our own website: "Prosecutors Say Scott Walker at the Center of Criminal Scheme." The resulting impression is that the Wisconsin governor is embroiled in a serious new scandal, in which charges may be imminent. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the media's breathless coverage of a recent document release has largely promulgated the opposite of the truth. On that score, Gabriel Malor, an attorney...
  • Scott Walker: Accusation a Result of Big Government Interests

    06/20/2014 11:52:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/20/2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker criticized the accusation he illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups during an appearance on Fox News. "We tried to take the government away from the big government special interest and put it firmly in the hands of the hard working taxpayers, both at the state level and the local governments," Walker, a Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate, told "Fox & Friends" on Friday.
  • The Latest Scott Walker Smear, Debunked

    06/20/2014 3:23:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6-19-14 | John Hinderaker
    Democrats are giddy over the unsealing of “secret” documents that charge Scott Walker’s recall campaign with illegal coordination with outside conservative groups. To name just a few: USA Today: “Prosecutors: Wis. Gov. Scott Walker in criminal scheme.” Associated Press: “Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of criminal scheme.” Washington Post: “How the State of Wisconsin alleges Scott Walker aides violated the law, in 1 chart.” If you didn’t know better, you might think this is a big story, highly damaging to one of America’s most successful governors. In fact, the current frenzy merely demonstrates the laziness and bias of reporters who don’t...
  • Lib Lawyer Papantonio: GOP Rhetoric Was 'Place of Origin' for Murder of Las Vegas Cops

    06/13/2014 7:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 13, 2014 | Jack Coleman
    He brands himself, ever so immodestly, as "America's Lawyer" -- though conservative Americans would be well advised to seek legal counsel elsewhere. More accurately, he is "Liberal Americans' Unhinged Barrister." Papantonio, who co-hosts the "Ring of Fire" radio show with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Sam Seder, gave a textbook example of why he such rebranding is necessary when he was more over the top than usual while a guest on "The Ed Show" earlier this week.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) As if reading from a script they'd shared before the show, guest host Michael Eric Dyson and Papantonio were in vigorous, head-nodding agreement...
  • NYT Goes After Bergdahl's 'Raggedy' Unit Again, This Time in a Sunday Page A1 Report

    06/09/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    On Thursday, the editorial board at the New York Times, reacting to the growing firestorm over the release of five hardened terrorists from Gitmo in return for the Army's Bowe Bergdahl, went after Bergdahl's "army unit’s lack of security and discipline." It then incredibly claimed that a classified army report described in a separate Times dispatch that day suggested that those alleged conditions were "as much to blame for the disappearance" of Bergdahl as ... well, the sloppy editorial didn't specifically say. On Sunday, two Times reporters continued the offensive against Bowe Bergdahl's platoon and its members, apparently wanting readers...
  • Claire McCaskill: Bowe Bergdahl 'rush to judgment' is 'un-American'

    06/04/2014 6:21:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | Burgess Everett
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Wednesday evening lashed out at “un-American” rush to judgment over the military record of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, following an all-senators briefing on the prisoner swap that led to the soldier’s release. One of the last senators to leave the two-hour meeting with administration officials, McCaskill said she hopes that eventually all the facts surrounding Bergdahl’s service are declassified “in fairness to the soldier and his family.” “What’s unfortunate is that many people have spoken out about this episode without having all the facts,” McCaskill said in an interview. “I’m not going to make a judgment....
  • Addicted to Koch? New documentary traces influence of Koch brothers' money in GOP

    06/04/2014 10:51:59 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Power Players ^ | June 4th, 2014 | By Rick Klein, Olivier Knox, Richard Coolidge, Jordyn Phelps and Alexandra Dukakis
    A new documentary makes the controversial case that a political cocktail of big corporate money and racially charged sentiments has helped fuel the rise of the tea party. And squarely behind that movement, the film argues, are the Koch brothers. Co-Directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin sat down with “Top Line” to discuss their film, “Citizen Koch,” and why they say the GOP’s deep-pocketed donors, the Koch brothers, are such figures in American politics today. “Money – $100 billion now,” Deal said in explaining the Kochs’ influence. “When we started out making this film, their net worth was about $68...
  • Democrat Who Wanted to Hand Out KKK Hoods to GOP GetsAbsolutely Schooled By Black Conservative Woman

    05/10/2014 12:46:25 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 51 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 5/10/14 | By Emily Hulsey
    Democrat Who Wanted to Hand Out KKK Hoods to GOP Gets Absolutely Schooled By Black Conservative Woman By Emily Hulsey Days after announcing his plan to hand out KKK hoods at Wisconsin’s GOP convention, State Representative and Democrat candidate for Governor Brett Hulsey (no relation to author) took to the streets once again. Dressed in a (homemade and inaccurate) Confederate uniform, he flagged down conservative attendees to speak about what he says is the GOP’s racist agenda. However, I don’t think he intended for it to go like this…
  • Impeachment manager: Clinton treated Monica like ‘deranged stalker’

    05/06/2014 11:53:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    WND ^ | May 6, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    Former Republican Rep. James Rogan, who served as one of the House managers of the impeachment case against Bill Clinton, says the White House launched a full-fledged attack on onetime intern Monica Lewinsky when word came out about the president’s sexual escapades with her. “History shows that Ms. Lewinsky was treated horribly by the White House: When her relationship with the president first blared across the headlines, the White House began a full-court press strategy to destroy her: White House operatives portrayed her as a deranged stalker to any reporter willing to listen,” said the former California congressman. […] Rogan...
  • Staten Island congressman denies 17-minute sex romp in Brooklyn wine bar

    04/30/2014 3:52:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 16, 2013 | Joey Scarborough, Dan Friedman, & Corinne Lestch
    Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm denied reports Tuesday that he had a kinky 17-minute sex romp with a woman in the unisex bathroom of a Brooklyn wine bar. The Republican congressman, who is single, said he didn’t score at The Owl’s Head in Bay Ridge on the Friday preceding the government shutdown two weeks ago. “I will not dignify this absurd distortion of the facts with a response,” the pol said, calling the accusations a “Democrat-led smear campaign.” A source said Grimm went to the bathroom only to check on the woman, who was upset. “It wasn’t 17 minutes,” the...
  • Southern white loyalty to GOP nearing that of Blacks to Democrats

    04/25/2014 7:10:02 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 30 replies
    new york times ^ | 4/23/14 | Nate Cohn
    President Obama’s landslide victory in 2008 was supposed to herald the beginning of a new Democratic era. And yet, six years later, there is not even a clear Democratic majority in the country, let alone one poised for 30 years of dominance. It’s not because Mr. Obama’s so-called new coalition of young and nonwhite voters failed to live up to its potential. They again turned out in record numbers in 2012. The Democratic majority has failed to materialize because the Republicans made large, countervailing and unappreciated gains of their own among white Southerners. From the high plains of West Texas...
  • Unedited Tape of Bundy Emerges, Sheds Light on 'Racist' Remarks

    04/25/2014 9:04:14 AM PDT · by celmak · 89 replies
    Truth revolt ^ | 04/25/2014 | TR
    A new, unedited version of comments by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has emerged, and it sheds some light on the context of his remarks, universally condemned on Thursday as horrifically racist.
  • Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

    04/19/2014 8:14:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Frank James
    Few mixtures in American life are more emotionally combustible than the one formed by the combination of politics and race. That helps explain why Democrats, in general, and President Obama, in particular, have tended to steer clear of overtly raising race as an issue to explain some of the opposition to Obama's presidency and agenda. There seems to be a shift in recent days, however. Top Democratic party officials have either directly or indirectly blamed race for some of the hostility to Obama, his policies, or both. Is this partly about activating minority voters during a midterm election year in...
  • Names of six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman made public

    04/04/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman
    The names of the six-member jury panel that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have been made public for the first time, after a new court order, records show. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who had previously ordered the jurors' identifying information be kept confidential, granted access to the names in a ruling March 21.
  • Ku Klux Klan On New Recruitment Drive With Leaflet Drop In Towns Across America

    03/31/2014 3:14:07 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 31, 2014 | Joanna Walters (New York)
    Residents wake up to find fliers declaring “The KKK wants you” as hatred of Obama and immigration fuels rise in white supremacy...
  • Facebook meme claims Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have anti-science views on dinosaurs, earth's age

    03/26/2014 12:22:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    PolitiFact.com ^ | March 25, 2014
    A new Facebook meme paints two leading Republicans as anti-science because of their alleged views of the age of the Earth. The Facebook group Being Liberal posted a picture March 10, 2014, featuring side-by-side images of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., looking somewhat sheepish. Bolded text under the images describes the senators’ views on the age of the Earth and the extinction of the dinosaurs. According to the meme, Rubio "believes Earth (is) 9,000 years old," and "humans hunted dinosaurs to extinction." Paul, the image proclaims, says the Earth is 10,000 years old and believes "God...
  • Eleven Hate-Crime Hoaxes: Bogus baiting, retracted rape, and homophobic hokum.

    03/25/2014 10:21:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/25/2014 | Alec Torres
    While returning to a dorm room last month, a black student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan was greeted by racist graffiti on a dry erase board on the door complete with a hanged stick figure labeled “black.” But on Friday, the Grand Valley Police Department reported that the owner of the board was the very person responsible for the racist remarks. This incident at Grand Valley State is just the latest of many instances over the past few years in which people claim to be the victims of hate crimes they inflicted on themselves or completely fabricated. Perhaps...
  • Anita Hill Explains How Joe Biden Screwed Up Clarence Thomas' Confirmation

    03/21/2014 7:34:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/21/2014 | CAITLIN MACNEAL, TPM
    Anita Hill, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, on Thursday said that as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vice President Joe Biden did a "terrible job" overseeing Thomas' confirmation hearings in 1991. Hill said on HuffPost Live that Biden failed to call witnesses and experts to testify who could have shed light on the sexual harassment claims made about Thomas.
  • AP, Dallas News, WashPo, etc., Lie About Ted Cruz’ Abortion Statement

    03/13/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 13, 2014 | 14:13 | Katie Yoder
    You’d think conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are outspoken enough without liberal media sources having to lie about their words. But you’d be underestimating the unscrupulous partisanship of political “journalists." Case in point: the dishonest reporting of the comments from both GOP senators at the Susan B. Anthony Campaign for Life Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 12. An AP report appearing on The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report and several other organizations cherry-picked and twisted statements from Sen. Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Lee (R-UT) from the pro-life event.  Here’s what Sen. Cruz actually said: (More after video.)...
  • GOP candidate: Some groups contemplate infanticide

    03/12/2014 6:08:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 12, 2014 2:43 PM EDT
    A Republican Senate candidate in North Carolina is defending his remarks that some abortion rights groups contemplate infanticide. Greg Brannon, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, told a group in November that killing babies who survived abortions could happen in America, according to a report Wednesday in Mother Jones magazine. …
  • Anti-abortion voters look for one of their own

    03/12/2014 6:25:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 12, 2014 6:39 PM EDT | Philip Elliott
    Calling their opponents Satan worshipers and savages, anti-abortion lawmakers on Wednesday insisted that Republican contenders keep an intense focus on social issues in the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race. Like many abortion opponents, the Susan B. Anthony List is in search of a White House contender who won’t shy from social issues after back-to-back presidential nominees in 2008 and 2012 who focused their campaigns on the economy and came up short. Several potential 2016 candidates were making their pitches in blunt terms, urging the group members to stick to their principles and fight those who would stand...
  • Unbelievable.

    It’s a compelling story, isn’t it? A 7 year old’s birthday party invitation returned to the senders (two gay dads) with that note on it? The radio station posted that note on their Facebook page mid week this past week, and of course, readers went completely crazy over it, expressing their due outrage and offering their sympathy and support to the fathers. It spread like wildfire. The problem with the story, though, is that Steve Harper and Deanna (last name unknown) made up the entire thing, right down to the actual invitation, which they apparently hand-crafted. And they wrote this...
  • What If a Republican Congressman Got Outed and Nobody Cared?

    01/07/2014 9:22:48 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/06/14 | David Weigel
    <p>On Friday a producer and former CBS reporter named Itay Hod put up a Facebook post intended to out Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock. The tabloid media, for years, has played a game with the young Republican—wink-wink stories about his photoshoot for a men's health magazine, the sexy celebrities he follows on Twitter, stuff like that.</p>
  • Lesbian waitress in ‘anti-gay’ receipt flap fired

    12/09/2013 1:47:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2013 | 4:22pm | Kate Briquelet
    A New Jersey waitress who raked in thousands in donations after claiming a couple didn’t tip her because she’s gay was fired from her job on Saturday. Dayna Morales, 22, was finally canned from Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater—nearly a month after she made national headlines over what’s likely a hoax. … Acquaintances say Morales—who was dishonorably discharged from the military—has a history of fibbing and at one point pretended she had terminal cancer. …
  • Richard Cohen Insists That the Tea Party Hates Race-Mixing

    11/13/2013 7:49:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Slate ^ | November 13, 2013 | David Weigel
    I've tried my level damndest to ignore the latest Richard Cohen column controversy, because life is short and Cohen will stumble into another racial contretemps within six weeks or so. And I don't like the idea of a columnist being Mau-Mau'd out of a job because he's a casual bigot. The smarmy-sounding Fred Hiatt defense—that Cohen "isn’t afraid to take on subjects where culture and politics and emotion overlap"—isn't entirely wrong. Past-their-prime white guys have opinions, too. No, the problem with Cohen's column was that he made an assertion about an entire class of people being racist, and did no...
  • Environmental Campaign Suggests Naming Vicious Storms After Climate-Change Deniers

    08/26/2013 1:21:57 PM PDT · by CW_Conservative · 38 replies
    Adweek ^ | August 26, 2013 | Tim Nudd
    'Marco Rubio threatens everything in his path'
  • Liberals accuse GOP congressional candidate of masturbating at work (Log Cabin Repuke)

    08/24/2013 7:52:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/24/2013 | Alex Pappas
    Just because Bob Filner — accused by numerous women of sexual harassment — resigned as mayor of San Diego on Friday doesn’t mean the city doesn’t have another potential sticky wicket on its hands.A California news outlet is reporting that Carl DeMaio, a Republican who once ran against Filner for mayor but is now running for Congress, is now being accused by his former colleagues on the city council of, well, masturbating while on the job.Two Democratic members of the San Diego City Council were quoted on the record at VoiceofOc.org making the allegation that DeMaio often polished his family jewels...
  • Jennifer Rubin: Don’t be a jerk, Sen. Cruz

    04/30/2013 1:59:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 44 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4-29-2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>It is a shopworn technique of hard-line conservatives to declare themselves men and women of principle in contrast to those other Republicans — the ones, you know, who pass legislation and try to represent their constituents. It is both self-serving (presuming principles are of no matter to opponents) and lazy in that it is always easy to say no, ridicule compromise and remain pristine rather than trying to improve legislation or introduce an alternative.</p>
  • Terrorism Expert to Newsmax: Boston Blast a McVeigh-Like Attack

    04/15/2013 7:26:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 79 replies
    Newsmax (!) ^ | 4-15-2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    A renowned expert on world terrorism says the deadly blasts that rocked Boston have all the earmarks of a domestic attack — not unlike Timothy McVeigh’s 1995 truck-bomb explosion in Oklahoma City. “It’s interesting the timing of this event,’’ Dr. Harvey Kushner told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show. “It’s Patriot’s Day, Tax Day. It’s a holiday in Boston and we’re coming up on what was the Oklahoma City bombing April 19th, and also the Battle of Lexington, which started the American Revolution. “A lot of domestic terrorist organizations used to key in on that date, April 19. And Boston...
  • Left Wing Could be Behind Boston Terror

    04/15/2013 5:52:14 PM PDT · by publius321 · 18 replies
    CNN apparently has "expert" guests issuing red herrings about the "possibility that the perpetrator of the latest atrocity "could be a right wing extremist". Of course, all decent and informed people expect these underhanded organizations and their despicable members to exploit this tragedy, just like every other tragedy - for the advancement of their leftist political gain. (video analyzing probability of this terror being perpetrated by leftists and/or their Muslim partners with whom 100% of the Democrat's sympathies lie.)
  • During polygraphs, border agency applicants admit to rape, kidnapping

    04/09/2013 4:52:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    One admitted to kidnapping and ransoming hostages in the Ivory Coast. Others said they had molested children or committed rape. And one, as he prepared for survival in a post-apocalyptic world, contemplated assassinating President Barack Obama. These are among the thousands of applicants who have sought sensitive law enforcement jobs in recent years with the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection. In many cases, these people made it all the way through the hiring process until one of the last steps – a polygraph exam. Once sitting with a polygraph examiner, they admitted to a...
  • Carroll's promising political career on pause [Media and Obama's Feds Attack Black Republican Woman]

    03/14/2013 7:21:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/13/13 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, whose life story is described by the governor's office as "the American Dream come true," has seen a political career with tremendous potential suddenly hit the pause button.
  • Daryl Hannah: I've Lost Roles Due to My Liberal Activism

    03/08/2013 5:11:25 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 93 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | March 28 2013 | breitbart.com
    Actress Daryl Hannah says she suffers for her hard-left activism. The Splash star, talking up her appearance in the new assault on climate change skeptics dubbed Greedy Lying Bastards, says being outspoken in Hollywood comes with a price. CM: Do you think that your acting career has suffered in any way — or that you’ve lost any roles — because of your outspoken activism? DH: I know that’s been the case in some instances, for sure. But that’s OK. The truth is, I’m a human being above all. I love life. And I’d love to see life go on on...
  • Florida Killer Favors Trial Over Self-Defense Hearing (No bias here)

    03/05/2013 5:41:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 5, 2013 | Lizette Alvarez
    MIAMI — George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is all but certain to take his case directly to a jury on June 10 and skip a highly anticipated pretrial self-defense hearing, his lawyer said Tuesday. At a “Stand Your Ground” hearing, the judge is tasked with weighing whether to grant immunity from prosecution under a Florida law that gives people who believe they are in imminent danger of being killed or seriously hurt the benefit of the doubt to protect themselves. A defendant who claims self-defense in Florida has a right to...
  • Prominent Catholic blogger speculates Pope Benedict is 'secretly gay' (Andrew Sullivan)

    02/28/2013 5:37:58 PM PST · by presidio9 · 79 replies
    ANI ^ | Feb 28, 2013
    A prominent Catholic and gay blogger, Andrew Sullivan, has renewed speculation that the outgoing Pope Benedict may be secretly gay, a report has said. The Dish's Andrew Sullivan wrote a post titled Two Popes, One Secretary, after it was announced that Benedict will not go into hidden retirement but will instead continue living in the Vatican with trusted secretary Archbishop Georg Gaenswein. "So Benedict's handsome male companion will continue to live with him, while working for the other Pope during the day," Sullivan wrote. "Are we supposed to think that's, well, a normal arrangement?" he added According to the Huff...
  • Al (Jazeera) Gore Attacks Koch Brothers and 'False Spontaneity of the Tea Party'

    02/16/2013 7:44:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2.15/13 | Noel Sheppard
    Al 'Jazeera' Gore took to the Huffington Post on Valentine's Day to attack the Tea Party as well as the Koch brothers. Not surprisingly, his "False Spontaneity of the Tea Party" consisted of his practically patented brand of factually-challenged left-wing propaganda: A new study by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Medicine reveals that the Tea Party Movement was planned over a decade ago by groups with ties to the tobacco and fossil fuel industries. The movement was not a spontaneous populist uprising, but rather a long-term strategy to promote the anti-science, anti-government agenda of powerful corporate...
  • Poll: Do you think Sen. Menendez is the target of a smear campaign?

    01/31/2013 3:35:08 PM PST · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Days before Sen. Robert Menendez, the former mayor of Union City, is to be installed as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee he is bogged down dealing with unsubstantiated accusations that he engaged in sex in the Dominican Republican with underage prostitutes. Even the Washington-based organization that was first approached about the story said yesterday it had serious reservations about the source of the information and the story's veracity.
  • Matthews Sneers: Fiscal Conservatism Is Like Being 'Most Segregationist Guy In The South'

    01/03/2013 5:30:20 PM PST · by drewh · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 03, 2013 | 12:45 | By Scott Whitlock
    On New Year's Eve, Chris Matthews got off one last sneering shot against conservatives. In a special 2012 retrospective, the Hardball anchor connected fiscal conservatism to segregation. After guest Howard Fineman insisted that Mitt Romney's aversion to tax increases during the primary doomed him in the general election, Matthews snorted, "It's today's politics! It's like, they used to say, you have to be the most segregationist guy in the south." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] He continued, "You can never be an inch away from it because somebody would always go to your right on that issue." Go to...
  • Exclusive: Faked Tea Party Flyer Urges OH Voters to Defeat 'N***er in the White House'

    11/06/2012 9:20:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/12 | Tony Lee
    Flyers claiming to be from a non-existent Tea Party in Medina, Ohio were placed in mailboxes on Monday urging Ohio voters to defeat "the n***er" in the White House to "help keep our country strong and white." The flyers, obtained by Breitbart News, were found in mailboxes along Rt. 252 in Medina County, Ohio. It is against federal law to place such flyers into mailboxes. Amy Brighton, Co-founder and Co-coordinator of Medina Tea Party Patriots, told Breitbart News that these "disgusting" flyers were a "desperate attempt to smear the millions of Americans involved in and supportive of the tea party...
  • Internet FAIL: The truth about that Tea Party sorority girl you saw on Facebook

    10/28/2012 4:05:23 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 23 replies
    AL.COM ^ | On October 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM, updated October 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM | Kyle Whitmire
    You might have seen the picture on the Internet. Depending on your political leanings, you might have even shared it.  As the story goes, a sorority girl at the University of Alabama, in some sort of political fit, scribbled a barely literate screed on the back of a pizza box. Amid the debris of a college dorm room, the young woman grits her teeth and scrunches her face as she holds up her homemade sign. A freshly used Sharpie is still between her fingers.   The pizza box says, "A VILLAGE SOMEWHERE IN KENIA IS MISSING THERE IDIOT!! NOBAMA...
  • Media Make Unsupported Claim Romney Supporter Wore Racist T-shirt at Rally

    10/14/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT · by kristinn · 90 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Sunday, October 14, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor
    A photograph taken by Getty Images on Friday of a man wearing a racist t-shirt at a Mitt Romney rally in Ohio has caused controversy over Getty’s unsubstantiated claim the man is a supporter of the Republican presidential nominee. The photo showed a tight shot of the back of a bald-headed white man wearing a black t-shirt emblazoned with all-capitalized white lettering that said, “Put the white back in the White House.” Above the lettering at the nape of the man’s neck a Romney-Ryan sticker was neatly applied to the t-shirt. Getty captioned the photo: LANCASTER, OH - OCTOBER 12:...
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN DENIES ANTI-MORMON MESSAGE AIMED AT CATHOLICS

    10/06/2012 3:09:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    One News Now ^ | October 3, 2012
    The Catholic Association is taking to task a pro-Obama group for an "incredibly intolerant" polling effort in Ohio, suggesting Catholics should not support Mitt Romney because he's a Mormon.A group calling itself "Catholics for Obama" is conducting push-polling in The Buckeye State, attempting to make Romney's Mormonism an issue. Obama supporters making phone calls on behalf of the group have several Catholic organizations outraged about the nature of the calls. In a scripted phone message, Catholics are being asked: "How can you support a Mormon who does not believe in Jesus Christ?" Maureen Ferguson is senior policy advisor for The...
  • Obama misspeaks: "I want to see us export more jobs"

    09/26/2012 3:41:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/26/2012
    Speaking at Kent State University in Ohio on Wednesday, President Obama misspoke, stating, "I want to see us export more jobs." Quickly correcting his remark to be, "export more products," he joked, "I was channeling my opponent there for a second."
  • Romney's taxes: Who cares?

    09/25/2012 6:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    Did anyone think the release of Mitt Romney's tax returns would satisfy Democrats and make them focus on the real issues in this campaign, including President Obama's failed domestic and foreign policy record and approaching massive tax increases? If so, please call me for a great deal on Arizona swampland. The Obama campaign's deputy manager, Stephanie Cutter, accused Romney of taking advantage of lower tax rates for capital gains available only to "those at the top." Is Cutter saying Romney is wrong to obey tax law? The tax code is a mess. It, not Romney, should be the object of...
  • NC Gov. Perdue warns of ‘coat hangers in the bath tub’ if pro-life movement gets its way [VIDEO]

    09/03/2012 7:32:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 52 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09-03-2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” broadcast live from Charlotte, N.C., North Carolina Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue went out of her to blast Republicans and conservatives for their positions on social issues. “May I make a point?” Perdue said at the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. “I’ve never seen a bunch like this here so against regulation, Chris. They want less, less, less. And then it comes to a woman in the bedroom and they want to control everything. I don’t get that.” Noted women’s issues expert and “Hardball” host Chris Matthews went on to ask Perdue if...
  • Paul Ryan's ex-lover spent five months in prison for defrauding her employer out of $77,000

    09/02/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2012
    Paul Ryan's African-American college sweetheart has spent time in prison for wire fraud, it emerged today. Deneeta Pope hit headlines after MailOnline revealed that she was the Republican vice-presidential candidate's ex-girlfriend who opened his eyes to the evils of racism.
  • Paul Ryan's Black ex-girlfriend bad for GOP, 2012 elections? (barf)

    08/26/2012 6:22:26 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 75 replies
    Examiner ^ | Aug 22, 2012 | Bruce Baker
    Rep. Paul Ryan's ex-girlfriend -- who happens to be black -- is the focus of a debate on whether race matters in the 2012 elections for the GOP. Who knew African American girlfriends from the past would become an issue of debate to measure Mitt Romney's running-mate's electability? Monday, Keli Goff, the political correspondent for TheRoot.com, published a story that has ignited a discussion about race in America and if it is fair game during an election year. The post is titled, "What We Know About Paul Ryan and Blacks." -snip- "For the record: No, I am not calling Ryan...
  • Through a series of pictures, Getty Images notes GOP convention location as "Stripper Capitol"

    08/24/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT · by dead · 17 replies
    They're not saying... they're just saying. Links only, since it's Getty:http://www.daylife.com/photo/0c69evCer04wL?__site=daylife&q=Worldhttp://www.daylife.com/photo/08j4dFX7PQ949?__site=daylife&q=Worldhttp://www.daylife.com/photo/0gxK6TPc4a1eP?__site=daylife&q=World