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  • W.H.: Obama won't get involved in Justice Department decision on Zimmerman case

    07/15/2013 10:27:16 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 151 replies
    President Barack Obama won't intervene in the Justice Department's determination of whether to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday. The president "has no position to express" on how the department chooses to move forward in its response to the killing of Trayvon Martin, and the decision will be made by career prosecutors and not by the White House, Carney said. "The process will be handled in the way it should be at the Department of Justice and certainly not here."
  • Friend of Boston Marathon bomber was UNARMED when he was killed by FBI agent

    05/30/2013 3:35:08 AM PDT · by Portcall24 · 64 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 29 May 2013 | Hayley Peterson and Daily Mail Reporter
    Full title: Friend of Boston Marathon bomber was UNARMED when he was killed by FBI agent as he was about to confess to a triple murder The friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev who implicated himself and Tsarnaev in a 2011 triple slaying just before he was killed by an FBI agent was actually unarmed when he was killed, it was revealed Wednesday. Authorities were pressuring Chechan immigrant Ibragim Todashev, 27, to make a full confession to the murders when he suddenly turned violent. An FBI agent responded by firing his weapon and killing Todashev. One agent stepped out...
  • Sen. Menendez says he looks forward to vindication

    03/05/2013 6:13:45 AM PST · by WakeUpAndVote · 21 replies
    Comcast ^ | 03.05.13 | WakeUpAndVote
    A Dominican lawyer on Monday released an affidavit from a 23-year-old woman saying she fabricated a story about Menendez paying her for sex.
  • Republicans pledge to block Obama consumer finance pick

    02/02/2013 9:18:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Feb 1, 2013 5:02pm EST | Emily Stephenson
    Senate Republicans on Friday pledged to block President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the consumer finance watchdog until Democrats agree to restructure it, ramping up an expected fight this year over the controversial new bureau. The group of 43 Republicans, led by minority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Mike Crapo, an Idaho senator who is the top Republican on the banking committee, said the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lacks congressional oversight. Last week, Obama re-nominated Richard Cordray to lead the bureau. Cordray received a temporary appointment as director last year, but his position expires at the end of 2013....
  • Obama Will Solve Chicago Teachers Strike

    09/10/2012 4:47:38 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 16 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 10 September 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Last week I asked a stupid question, and it took me a couple of hours on Friday to figure it out. I've been hoping I wouldn't forget it all weekend. And here we are, and I remember what it was. The stupid question I asked was: "Why are the teachers in Chicago going on strike?" The answer is very simple: So Obama can solve it as a campaign issue. That's why they're on strike. It won't be long before we hear Moochelle say that he's up late at night on the campaign trail practically crying, reading letters...
  • Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti: 'The euro is not in crisis'

    01/08/2012 7:40:34 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/9/2012
    Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Sunday rejected talk of a euro crisis and said Rome was open to the idea of a tax on financial transactions championed by France - but only if the measure was part of an EU-wide effort. "The euro is not in crisis, the currency has solidly maintained its exchange rate with the dollar," Monti said on RAI 3 public television, adding that Italy's "banking system is not under threat". "The problem we are facing is that some EU countries have a public debt crisis," he said. "Our crisis is a systemic crisis." Monti, a...
  • Gary Taubes on "Why We Get Fat"

    01/01/2012 7:21:08 PM PST · by Altariel · 61 replies
    San Francisco Gate ^ | April 4, 2011 | Debra Levi Holtz, Special to The Chronicle
    Ten years ago, science writer Gary Taubes exercised an hour a day. He avoided fat in his diet, never even using milk in his oatmeal. But he kept gaining weight. As an experiment, the self-described carnivore tried the high-protein, low-carbohydrate Atkins diet - eating bacon and eggs for breakfast, pepperoni with melted mozzarella for lunch, and a steak for dinner - and lost 20 pounds in six weeks. Since then, Taubes, an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, has stuck with the diet and spent countless hours collecting evidence to prove that it's not how much we eat but what we...
  • 'Snowtober' fits U.N. climate change predictions

    11/01/2011 5:29:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/1/11 | Geoff Mohan
    While the Northeast is still reeling from a surprise October snowstorm that has left more than a million people without power for days, the United Nations is about to release its latest document on adaptation to climate change. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is expected conclude that there is a high probability that man-made greenhouse gases already are causing extreme weather that has cost governments, insurers, businesses and individuals billions of dollars. And it is certain to predict that costs due to extreme weather will rise and some areas of the world will become more perilous...
  • Latino Rights Activists Seek to Sabotage GOP Primary

    10/26/2011 9:00:23 PM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 127 replies
    AM 740 KTRH ^ | 10/17/2011 | JOE GOMEZ
    Because Governor Rick Perry has backed some especially harsh anti-illegal immigrant legislation (like a bill that would outlaw sanctuary cities) Latino rights activists want Hispanics to switch over to the republican party and vote Perry out of the G.O.P race for the presidential nomination during the upcoming primary season. ... "I think to a lot of Democrats what Governor Perry represents is something that they detest"
  • Obama cut personal checks to regular Americans (Truth or more lies?)

    10/21/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT · by milwguy · 34 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10/21/2011 | rachel rose hartman
    Imagine you wrote a letter to the White House to share your personal struggle and instead of receiving a form letter in return, President Obama cut you a check. It's happened, and more than once, according to Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow's new book "Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President." Fellow Post reporter Nia-Malika Henderson writes Friday on a surprising excerpt from Saslow's book: A few times during his presidency, Obama admitted, he had written a personal check or made a phone call on the writer's behalf, believing that it was his only way to ensure a fast...
  • Two of three New Yorkers support 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters

    10/17/2011 1:17:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Staten Island Advance ^ | October 17, 2011 | Glenn Nyback
    New York City voters side with the 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters by a 3-to-1 margin, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Sixty-seven percent of 1,068 registered voters side with those who've called Manhattan's Zuccotti Park their base for one month. Eighty-seven percent of those surveyed say it is "okay that they are protesting," the poll found. "It's a free country. Let them keep on protesting as long as they obey the law, New Yorkers say overwhelmingly," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Critics complain that no one can figure out what the protesters are...
  • Legal observer at OccupyWallSt "ran over" by NYPD

    10/14/2011 4:04:53 PM PDT · by ResearchMonkey · 49 replies
    YouTube/Vimeo combo ^ | 10/14/2011 | RT/NYT blog
     Occupy wall street suffers more police brutality from the wheels of NYPD mechanized units. Only this time they attack the legal observers there to protect the protestors.TWO Views: 1) YouTube2) Vimeo Gosh, I hope the poor guy survives. 
  • Holder in Letter to Congress: Testimony Truthful and Accurate (Yeah right)

    10/07/2011 7:18:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October7, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    In a late Friday afternoon dump, Attorney General Eric Holder has sent a letter to the House Overight Committee addressing Operation Fast and Furious and the allegations that he lied to Congress on May 3 when he said he had only known about Fast and Furious for "a couple of weeks." Memos released this week show Holder was briefed and sent direct memos on the program at least five times in July and August 2010, nearly a year before Holder admitted under oath. In the letter, Holder states: I also want to be very clear that protecting American citizens from...
  • Report: Obama Wanted to Release Pollard, Biden Refused

    10/01/2011 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/10/11 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama was set to release Jonathan Pollard but his vice president thwarted the move, The New York Times has reported. According to the report, Vice President Joe Biden met last week with 15 rabbis in Boca Raton, Florida, when he was asked by one of them why Pollard, who was convicted in 1986, was still in prison. In response to the question Biden said, “President Obama was considering clemency, but I told him, ‘Over my dead body are we going to let him out before his time.’” He added, “If it were up to me, he would...
  • Economists Support President's Job Proposals, Worry About Do-Nothing Congress

    09/09/2011 7:33:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | September 9, 2011 | By SUSANNA KIM
    President Obama's $447 billion American Jobs Act is getting mostly solid marks from business experts and economists, who worry that a divided Congress may be unable to pass anything meaningful in time. Cecilia Rouse, economics professor at Princeton and former member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, said the president is proposing a "sensible" package of strategies. "They are a critical form of assistance for so many families as well as one of the fastest and most effective ways of helping to increase economic activity during a downturn," she said. Rouse said the proposed employment tax cuts, for both...
  • Why 0bama is Losing Environmentalists

    09/06/2011 3:11:20 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | September 6, 2011 | Staff Writer
    With approval ratings at an all-time low, Obama can't afford to offend his remaining supporters. But from cap-and-trade to smog standards to the Keystone XL oil pipeline, he seems to be doing just that. No president is oblivious to such trends, and Obama seems to be responding. He recently took a bus tour through key swing states, and will soon address Congress to explain his new plan for promoting job growth. He's leaning on federal agencies to cut costs, a nod to Republican budget hawks, and has pledged to reduce "regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty." But in his rush to...
  • Gibbs: 'We're not running against George W. Bush'

    08/16/2011 6:37:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Gibbs: 'We're not running against George W. Bush' By Michael O'Brien - 08/16/11 08:24 AM ET President Obama's reelection campaign isn't running against the specter of former President George W. Bush, said a top voice for the president's 2012 campaign. Robert Gibbs, the former White House press secretary-turned-campaign surrogate, accused the field of Republican presidential candidates of reviving the policies that caused the current economic difficulties. But that doesn't mean the Obama campaign's running against Bush, Gibbs maintained. "We're not running against George W. Bush," he said on MSNBC, explaining that it's just many of the policies of Bush "But...
  • Democratic Insiders View Romney as Obama's Main Threat

    08/04/2011 7:17:07 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 71 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 4, 2011 | James A. Barnes and Peter Bell
    With the economy sputtering, Democratic political operatives view former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the main Republican threat to President Obama's reelection, according to this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll. Democratic Insiders see Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has not yet declared whether or not he will run for president, as the second strongest against Obama. A separate poll of Republican insiders, released Thursday, also showed Perry as Romney's main GOP challenger.
  • 72% Favor Free Market Economy Over One Managed by the Government

    07/10/2011 9:59:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 08, 2011
    Voters remain strongly supportive of a free market economy over one controlled by the government and still think small businesses are hurt more than big businesses when the government does get involved. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of Likely U.S. Voters believe a free market economy is better than an economy managed by the government. Just 14% think a government-managed economy is better. Another 14% are not sure.
  • National parks in peril, federal study finds

    06/28/2011 11:01:55 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 25 replies
    Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN) ^ | 06/29/2011 | Dave Orrick
    Sitting miles offshore in Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park is about as good as you can get for a wilderness sanctuary in the interior of a continent. But while the park's isolation has provided a perfect, controlled laboratory for its famous predator-prey studies of wolves and moose, the island is not immune to "unnatural" threats, both from the air and the ground. Mercury from air pollution is measurable in the fat of its inland-lake fish, and stowaways from hikers' boots - non-native, invasive plant species such as garlic mustard - now sprout from its interior trails. The problems facing...
  • Report: (WI SC Justice) Prosser grabbed fellow court justice's neck during argument

    06/25/2011 5:41:48 PM PDT · by randita · 77 replies
    JS Online ^ | 6/25/11 | Bill Lueders
    Report: Prosser grabbed fellow court justice's neck during argument By Bill Lueders, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Updated: June 25, 2011 11:01 a.m. |(854) Comments Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in an argument in her chambers last week, according to at least three knowledgeable sources. Details of the incident, investigated jointly by Wisconsin Public Radio and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, remain sketchy. The sources spoke on the condition that they not be named, citing a need to preserve professional relationships. They say an argument that occurred before...
  • Teen who challenged Bachmann to debate receiving threats (Look Who AP is Blaming)

    05/20/2011 1:14:35 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 33 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 05/20/2011 | KARE 11
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- A New Jersey teenager says she's received threats since challenging U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann to a debate over the Constitution. Ann Myers challenged the tea party favorite in a letter dated April 29. After it started getting media attention last weekend, commenters on tea party websites have threatened to publish her home address and some have threatened violence.
  • Climate change bringing infection, hunger, illness

    05/14/2011 6:34:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2011 | By Genevra Pittman
    (Reuters Health) - Climate change threatens far more than our environment. It's already led to the spread of infectious diseases and respiratory ailments across the globe and contributed to thousands of deaths through heat waves and other extreme weather events. It's even fueled recent revolts in the Middle East and North Africa. That's according to Dan Fibber and Dr. Paul Epstein, the authors of a new book, Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It. The health of all humans is directly tied to how we, as communities, nations, and...
  • "Respect. Empower. Include. Win" is motto at Obama campaign

    05/12/2011 9:28:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11 | Eric Johnson - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – The sign at the entrance to President Barack Obama's new 2012 campaign headquarters says: "Respect. Empower. Include. Win." A swarm of reporters got a sneak peak at the Obama's headquarters on Thursday at a downtown Chicago office building. The 50,000 square-foot space occupying a full floor of the building, is mostly open except for rows of tables sparsely populated by roughly 50 staffers and volunteers. The number of campaign operatives will be increased during Obama's re-election bid and Campaign Manager Jim Messina and other operatives said the space's organization reflects Obama's grassroots campaign style, which is open...
  • Top Democrats: Utah Gov. Huntsman is the Republican we fear most to challenge Obama (huh??)

    05/11/2011 7:26:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2011 | Allahpundit
    He’s a centristy maverick with foreign policy chops — and you know how well those types do against Barack Obama in national elections. Top Democrats in and outside the White House, speaking on background so they could be more candid, suggest that former US Ambassador to China and Utah Governor Jon Huntsman would be the GOP candidate President Obama would least like to face in 2012 — but they think he can’t win the nomination.The very qualities that make Huntsman formidable in November 2012 — his centrism and bipartisanship — will work against him in Iowa and South Carolina, Democrats...
  • 1st Muslim in Congress Says bin Laden 'Truly Evil'(Jump Right In, Keith!)

    05/02/2011 6:39:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/2/11 | Leslie Rolander/AP
    The first Muslim elected to Congress says the death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant accomplishment yet in the war against al-Qaida. Minneapolis Democrat Keith Ellison on Monday commended the U.S. armed forces and intelligence community for finding bin Laden, and he says President Barack Obama demonstrated decisive leadership as commander in chief.
  • Muslim event in Oregon canceled due to threats

    05/03/2011 12:45:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 3, 2011
    (CBS News)PORTLAND, Ore. - A Monday evening rally to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden has been cancelled due to security concerns, reports CBS affiliate KOIN. "Just the reaction of last nights' news has been different, in different communities and we have been getting emails. Some have been supportive - sending best wishes and there are really 'out there' emails," said Salma Ahmad, President of the Islamic Society of Greater Portland. Ahmad didn't go into detail about the threats but it could be coming from both people who have an axe to grind with Muslims and Muslims who sympathize...
  • Muslim Group Often Denounced By Republicans Praises Osama's Death

    05/03/2011 1:09:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    However, CAIR was unequivocal on Sunday in support for bin Laden's death. "We join our fellow citizens in welcoming the announcement that Osama bin Laden has been eliminated as a threat to our nation and the world through the actions of American military personnel," the CAIR statement says. "As we have stated repeatedly since the 9/11 terror attacks, bin Laden never represented Muslims or Islam. In fact, in addition to the killing of thousands of Americans, he and Al Qaeda caused the deaths of countless Muslims worldwide. We also reiterate President Obama's clear statement tonight that the United States is...
  • Obama invokes Christian beliefs at Easter prayer breakfast

    04/23/2011 12:45:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | April 22, 2011 | Kevin Eckstrom
    President Barack Obama this week said Jesus’ death and resurrection on Easter “puts everything else in perspective,” at a White House event that showcased his increasing comfort with discussing his faith. Using the kind of personal religious language that he had once shied away from in public, Obama spoke of “the pain and the scorn and the shame of the cross” in an Easter prayer breakfast for about 150 guests and staff. “And we’re reminded that in that moment, (Jesus) took on the sins of the world — past, present and future — and he extended to us that unfathomable...
  • Vanessa Hudgens {Disney star] "Upset and Angered" by Nude Pics Leak

    03/16/2011 9:55:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 03.16.11
    Always beware the ides of March. For Vanessa Hudgens, that meant dealing with the leak of a brand-new batch of shocking nude photos, which blazed the web on Tuesday March 15. PHOTOS: Her ex Zac Efron's transformation It's not the first time the Sucker Punch actress, 22, has dealt with similar pics. Reportedly self-taken, nude photos were released without authorization first in 2007 -- and another batch in 2009. "Vanessa is deeply upset and angered that these old photos, which were taken years ago, continue to resurface," the star's attorney, Christopher Wong, tells UsMagazine.com in a statement
  • Nancy Pelosi: "Democrats Have Long Fought For Fiscal Responsibility" (video)

    03/15/2011 12:07:34 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 58 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 15, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "Democrats have long fought for fiscal responsibility as a top priority of this Congress. We won't go into the history right now, but it is well known that President Clinton took us out of a period of deficit into his last five budgets being in surplus or in balance," Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi said on the floor today.
  • NPR Hosts: Employees Here Are 'Overwhelmingly Liberal' - But We're Not Biased

    03/12/2011 2:54:37 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 24 replies
    News Busters ^ | March 12, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    In response to this week's shameful exposure of bias at NPR, a couple of its hosts on Friday had an on air discussion about whether or not the radio network does indeed have a political leaning.
  • NPR Cans Ronald Schiller

    03/08/2011 3:41:39 PM PST · by library user · 68 replies
    Slate.com ^ | March 08, 2011 | By David Weigel
    That, from the new statement from NPR's Dana Rehm, is the shoe that took all day to drop. The entire statement, which also clarifies that Schiller decided to leave before the sting occurred:The comments contained in the video released today are contrary to everything we stand for, and we completely disavow the views expressed. NPR is fair and open minded about the people we cover. Our reporting reflects those values every single day – in the civility of our programming, the range of opinions we reflect and the diversity of stories we tell. The assertion that NPR and public radio...
  • Obama delivers major speech on personal faith ("I am not a Muslim..."

    02/03/2011 3:30:45 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/3/11 | Dan Gilgoff
    President Barack Obama gave an unusually personal speech about his religious faith on Thursday, saying that "it is the biblical injunction to serve the least of these that keeps me going and keeps me from being overwhelmed," in address to a prayer breakfast in Washington. The speech, delivered at the National Prayer Breakfast, comes on the heels of public opinion surveys that show only a minority of Americans know that Obama is a Christian and that a growing number believe he's a Muslim.
  • Obama Cretaes More Jobs In 1 Year Than Bush in 8

    01/21/2011 10:46:18 AM PST · by NOVACPA · 87 replies
    Climate Progress / Think Progress ^ | Jan 8, 2011 | Climate Progress
    This morning, the Labor Department released its employment data for December, showing that the U.S. economy ended the year by adding 113,000 private sector jobs, knocking the unemployment rate down sharply from 9.8 percent to 9.4 percent — its lowest rate since July 2009…. October and November’s jobs numbers were also revised upward by almost 80,000 each. Still, 14.5 million Americans remain unemployed, and jobs will have to be created much faster in coming months for the country to pull itself out of the economic doldrums.
  • Shooting victim apologizes for 'misplaced outrage' at Tea Party leader

    01/17/2011 6:22:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 17, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    Tucson, Arizona (CNN) -- Arizona shooting victim James Eric Fuller sent his apologies Monday for telling a Tea Party leader, "you are dead." Dorothy DeRuyter, a companion of Fuller's, provided CNN with a statement. "I would like to tender my sincerest apologies to Mr. (Trent) Humphries for my misplaced outrage on Saturday at the St. Odelia's town meeting," Fuller said in the statement. "It was not in the spirit of our allegiance and warm feelings to each other as citizens of our great country." Fuller, 63, was involuntarily committed to a county mental health facility after he photographed Tucson Tea...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Univ. of Arizona Reveals Origin of Memorial T-Shirts

    01/13/2011 4:07:44 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 109 replies
    Many Americans were startled to see University of Arizona students distributing t-shirts at the memorial service in Tucson yesterday. On the front of the shirts, "Together We Thrive" was printed, along with a trendy logo. University spokeswoman Jennifer Fitzenberger told FoxNation.com "it was our idea to do the t-shirts."
  • Mondale on Obama, and how he could've beat Reagan

    10/24/2010 6:06:37 PM PDT · by paudio · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | Oct 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Republicans are already celebrating their comeback — and promising an even bigger year in 2012. Oddly enough, Walter Mondale knows exactly how they feel. His party's obituary was written by the press after the 1980 election, when Ronald Reagan capitalized on stagflation to score a 44-state landslide over Jimmy Carter. Just like Obama, Reagan came to power with enormous expectations and soaring popularity — only to watch it all melt away in his first two years on the job, thanks to a brutal recession and double-digit unemployment.
  • NEWSWEEK Poll: Obama Approval Rating Jumps, Democrats Close ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ (BARF!!!!)

    10/22/2010 8:13:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 84 replies · 2+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 10-22-10 | Jim Watson
    As the president’s numbers climb sharply, results suggest that Democrats may be succeeding in firing up their base. Despite doom-saying about Democrats’ chances in the midterms, the latest NEWSWEEK Poll (full results) shows that they remain in a close race with Republicans 12 days before Election Day, while the president’s approval ratings have climbed sharply. The poll finds that 48 percent of registered voters would be more likely to vote for Democrats, compared with 42 percent who lean Republican (those numbers are similar to those in the last NEWSWEEK Poll, which found Democrats favored 48 percent to 43 percent). President...
  • Five Reasons to Switch to Windows Phone 7

    10/08/2010 11:00:20 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 55 replies · 1+ views
    PCWorld ^ | October 08, 2010 | Tony Bradley
    It's not here yet, but next week Microsoft is hosting a media event where it is expected to unveil launch details for the highly-anticipated Windows Phone 7 platform. With Microsoft's virtual absence from the smartphone arena in recent years, and the rise of iPhone and Android, Windows Phone 7 may be too little, too late. However, there are a few compelling reasons to take a closer look and consider making a switch to Windows Phone 7. 1. Hubs. The hubs concept is one of the smartphone paradigm shifts imagined by Microsoft. Grouping apps and functions based on general categories is...
  • Obama says he Ignored Beck rally

    08/29/2010 3:55:59 PM PDT · by jern · 238 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 29, 2010 | Brian Williams
    Obama says he ignored Beck rally He seemed intent on casting himself as above the political fray, saying he had more important work to do than to engage in the back and forth of the political “silly season.” For example, Obama said he did not watch any of Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally Saturday on the National Mall. “It’s not surprising that somebody like a Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country. That's been true throughout our history,” he said. But “I’m making decisions that are not necessarily good for...
  • Obama says he ignored Beck rally

    08/29/2010 1:50:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 217 replies · 2+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | August 29 2010 | M Alex Johnson
    President Obama chuckles when Brian Williams asks him about polls that show may Americans still believe he is a Muslim. He says he doesn't pay much attention to those polls, because "I can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead."
  • Wash. Post Company Chairman Sells Newsweek to Harman Because of Comfort with His 'Centrist Politics'

    08/02/2010 3:00:49 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Although it's not clear if Sidney Harman made the best offer of the suitors vying to purchase Newsweek magazine, there is one reason that was made clear by Donald E. Graham, chairman of The Washington Post Co. (NYSE:WPO). According to Mike Allen at Politico, Harman's bid was accepted by Graham partly because he felt comfortable with Harman's politics. "Graham felt comfortable with Harman's centrist politics, and was comforted by the idea of selling to a stalwart of the Washington establishment," Allen wrote. "Harman is expected to preserve the serious-minded, essentially New-Democratic tone [outgoing Newsweek editor Jon] Meacham set for the...
  • Leadership the Barack Obama Way

    06/19/2010 10:34:11 AM PDT · by Slyfox · 37 replies · 646+ views
    Amazon ^ | December 21, 2009 | Shel Leanne
    Use the President's history-making leadership skills in any business setting! In his historic rise to the most powerful position in the world, Barack Obama single-handedly altered the concept of leadership around the world. Now, Shel Leanne—the expert on the Obama way of leadership—explains how to thrive in any business setting by adopting the same skill set. Leadership the Barack Obama Way examines the ins and outs of the leadership style the President of the United States rode to heights of power nobody dreamed possible just a short time ago. Leanne breaks down Obama’s style into easily digestible pieces that you...
  • Why Reporters Are Down On President Obama

    04/28/2010 10:20:54 AM PDT · by mojitojoe · 77 replies · 2,490+ views
    Politico ^ | 4/28/2010 | JOSH GERSTEIN & PATRICK GAVIN
    One of the enduring story lines of Barack Obama’s presidency, dating back to the earliest days of his candidacy, is that the press loves him. “Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me,” Obama joked last year at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. But even then, only four months into his presidency, the joke fell flat. Now, a year later, with another correspondents’ dinner Saturday night likely to generate the familiar criticism of the press’s cozy relationship with power, the reality is even more at odds with the public perception. Obama and the media actually have...
  • Ron Paul: Barack Obama is Not a Socialist

    04/10/2010 1:43:00 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 490 replies · 9,364+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2010, 4:20 PM ET
    Ron Paul: Barack Obama is Not a Socialist NEW ORLEANS–Republicans and tea party activists are fond of accusing President Barack Obama of being a socialist, but today party gadfly Ron Paul said they had it wrong. “In the technical sense, in the economic definition, he is not a socialist,” the Texas Republican said to a smattering of applause at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. “He’s a corporatist,” Paul quickly added, meaning the president takes “care of corporations and corporations take over and run the country.”
  • O'Reilly Tonight: Al Sharpton Claims He Seen the Tea Party Racist Remarks on Video Tape

    03/29/2010 5:51:37 PM PDT · by Son House · 76 replies · 1,925+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor | 3-29-10 | Alias: Son House
    Tonight, Al Sharpton claims he seen a video of where a racist remark was yelled as the Democrats passed through the protesters. O'Reilly tries to bring him back to reality by saying there never was any video that ever showed that. Let Sharpton put up!
  • Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., Calls for Eric Cantor’s Resignation (Video)

    03/26/2010 11:12:29 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 35 replies · 1,349+ views
    Could this be another ploy for campaign money by being outrageous from House of Representatives bomb-thrower Rep. Alan Grayson, R-Fla.? Since his tirade alleging Republicans want you to “die quickly” if you lack health insurance, the Florida congressman has made this his shtick — as it has shown to raise a lot of campaign money from the nutroots elements of the left across the country. ...more (w/video)...
  • Howard Dean: 2010 won't be as bad for Dems as people think: Anti-incumbent--not anti-Dem--year

    03/04/2010 11:13:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 546+ views
    Salon ^ | March 4, 2010 | Alex Koppelman
    A lot of people see doom on the Democratic Party's horizon this fall. Respected political analyst Charlie Cook has even said he believes Republicans will recapture the House this year. But Howard Dean, the former governor who served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee until last year, believes things might not be as bad as they seem. "I think what you're going to see in the fall is not so much an anti-Democratic vote, I think you're going to see an anti-incumbent vote, and I think that's going to include Republicans," Dean said in an interview with Salon on...
  • Pelosi Says She Shares Values With Tea Party (video)

    02/28/2010 12:04:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 878+ views
    "You know, we share some of the views of the Tea Partiers in terms of the role of special interest in Washington, D.C."