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  • Biden attacks Tea Party Republicans

    08/20/2010 6:39:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies · 1+ views
    UPI ^ | 8/20/2010
    ST. LOUIS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden denounced Republican candidates Friday for offering "draconian ideas basically on steroids." Biden credited Republicans of the 1860s and 1950s with investing in infrastructure and technology to advance the nation's interests. That's no longer the case, he told a meeting of the Democratic National Committee in St. Louis. "This ain't your father's Republican Party," Biden said. "This is the 'Republican Tea Party.' And as they [voters] focus on that alternative, what they're going to find out is, the choices are pretty stark." The Hill reported the vice president singled out...
  • Al-Qaida prepares for Israel-Iran war

    08/20/2010 12:50:14 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 45 replies · 2+ views
    jpost.com ^ | August 20, 2010 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Report: Al-Shehri warns against "the greater state of Israel." Al-Qaida is ready to exploit a war "by the Jews against Iran," the Sunni group's second-in-command in Yemen, Saeed al-Shehri, said in an audio message this month, according to the Daily Beast. The mostly Shi'ite nation of Iran is an enemy to Al-Qaida, and al-Shehri predicted that after Israel attacked Iranian nuclear installations, Iran would blame Saudi Arabia - which reports say may let Israel fly through its airspace to attack Iran - and use the opportunity to seize the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
  • Barack Obama, 'Muslim' President (Obama Is a Terrible 'Muslim President')

    08/20/2010 11:45:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | Friday 20 August 2010 | Wajahat Ali
    Like many Muslim Americans, I had high hopes – now dashed: our brother drinks beer, eats pork and won't fast at RamadanOne wonders why only 20% of Americans believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim, considering the overwhelming evidence conclusively proving his slavish allegiance to Islam and utter disregard for Christianity. After Obama's wishy-washy defence of Muslim Americans' freedom to build a community centre, which includes a mosque, two blocks away from Ground Zero, a poll from the Pew Research Centre reveals that nearly 20% of Americans – up from 11% a year ago – consider him a Muslim, and...
  • Unemployment claims at 500,000

    08/19/2010 5:37:12 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 225 replies · 1+ views
    Santelli on the floor of the exchange.
  • The Feminist Left Goes Global on Our Money

    08/18/2010 8:42:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Just when we thought President Obama had reached the ultimate in seizing extravagant power by appointing a Health Care Czar (Donald Berwick) to exercise life-and-death surveillance over Medicare and Medicaid, Congress is now trying to give him a czar with global powers. It would be a czar over worldwide women's issues. Based in the State Department, her statutory title will be "Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues." Her task will be to assure a "gender integration" perspective in all State Department policies and programs. The breath-taking reach of her powers is openly stated in the bill's first section: "The Ambassador shall...
  • MSNBC Host: Those Who Oppose Ground Zero Mosque are Like 9/11 Terrorists

    08/17/2010 1:42:59 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 73 replies · 1+ views
    BreitbartTV ^ | BreitbartTV
    (BreitbartTV)- On Morning Joe, Norah O’Donnell says that those who oppose the Ground Zero mosque are acting “like the people who attacked America and killed 3,000 people.”
  • Our One-Term President

    08/17/2010 3:24:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 17, 2010 | Tom Bethell
    It's a good bet right now that Barack Obama will be a one-term president. The enthusiasm that once shielded this hyphenated American has dissipated. His supporters, although still numerous, have discovered that he lacks Bill Clinton's centrist instincts, and even his charm. The anti-Bush mania that swept the country from 2006-09 finally burned itself out. It's always possible that the Republicans will nominate a dud. That has happened so often that it should even be considered likely. Not since 1980 has there been an outstanding GOP candidate. But at this stage it's too difficult to predict the 2012 nominee, so...
  • Breaking: (Terrorist Organization) Hamas sides with Obama, endorses mosque!

    08/16/2010 3:11:50 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 1+ views
    washington post ^ | 8/16/2010 | STAFF
    The angle here is that one of the criticisms of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the Islamic center, is that he refused to call Hamas a terrorist organiztion. And here's Hamas standing up for the Imam's mosque, in firm agreement with Obama. Hamas, Rauf, and Obama all agree: Build the mosque! In reality, of course, Obama did not "endorse" the Islamic center. Rauf is widely seen as a moderate, and he has condemned terrorism. And here's what Rauf actually said about Hamas: "I'm not a politician. I try to avoid the issues. The issue of terrorism is a...
  • The Red Herring

    08/16/2010 2:36:00 PM PDT · by dscott8186 · 3 replies
    The Publius Forum ^ | August 16, 2010 | Dan Scott
    The shocking actions of Judge Walker in raising specious rationalizations as to why gay marriage is a civil right has put the liberal agenda front and center to the body politic. In his zeal to create rights out of the whole cloth where they never before existed, Judge Walker may have actually set the country on the path to dictatorship. Not only it seems liberals have finally destroyed the concept of marriage as a union between one man and one woman as has been recognized by Law for over 200+ years in this Republic, he has also put the whole...
  • Sen. Harry Reid breaks ranks with President Obama and sides against building 9/11 mosque

    08/16/2010 2:24:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 26 replies · 2+ views
    The Senate’s top Democrat on Monday came out against plans to build a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, moving away from President Barack Obama on the controversial election-year issue. Locked in a tight race, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid became the highest profile Democrat to respond to Obama, who last week backed the right for the developers to build a mosque near ground zero. Since his comments Friday, the Democratic president and his aides have worked to explain the statement, which drew criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike. “The First Amendment protects freedom of religion,” said...
  • Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center (Disputed)

    08/16/2010 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 189 replies · 3+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 8/16/10 | Shlomo Shamir
    After weeks of heated debate over plans for an Islamic community center near Ground Zero - the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York - it seems Muslim leaders will soon back down, agreeing to move to a new site. ...
  • White House says politics had no role in President Obama's WTC mosque remarks

    08/16/2010 9:27:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug.16, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- A White House spokesman said today that politics wasn’t a factor in President Obama’s remarks about building a mosque near the World Trade Center site. Deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton said it was “not politics” but Obama’s feeling that he had the obligation as president to “make sure people are treated equally” under the Constitution. Obama has said that religious freedom allows the mosque to be built, but without commenting on the wisdom of building one two blocks from ground zero. Republicans have pounded him for his comments, making it a prime midterm election issue. Burton...
  • Lay Off Michelle Obama's Spain Trip, Republicans

    08/15/2010 11:30:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | August 14, 2010 | John Aloysius Farrell, Contributing Editor
    Somewhere out there, in what Winston Churchill once called “the Great Republic” is the not-too-happy wife of a Republican governor or senator. This poor lass has devoted the last two or three decades of her life to the gruesome indignities of American politics, shaking hands with morons, forfeiting all privacy, wearing a fixed grin, warily eyeing the bouncy blondes on her husband’s campaign staff and trying to retain her girlish figure through the endless parade of bull roasts, picnics, fundraising banquets and state fairs. (“Try the deep-fried Twinkies ma’am?”) She has done this all with one thought in mind. Someday,...
  • Our View: Civil servants paid more like masters

    08/15/2010 5:32:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Appeal-Democrat ^ | August 14, 2010
    Workers in the federal government now earn, on average, double what private-sector workers make, according to a USA Today study released Aug. 10. "Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation," the paper said. "Public employee unions say the compensation gap reflects the increasingly high level of skill and education required for most federal jobs and the government contracting out lower-paid jobs to the private sector in recent years." The report was based on numbers from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. The federal pay and benefits also...
  • Sarah Palin to WikiLeaks: Don't Release More Files

    08/13/2010 9:16:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 13, 2010 | Lauren Frayer
    The whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks is hearing from Sarah Palin: Don't do it. The group said it plans to release another 15,000 secret Afghan war files, in a move the Pentagon called "the height of irresponsibility." In a tweets to WikiLeaks this morning, Palin wrote: "w/freedom comes responsibility. Free press protection gives no license to aid enemy; consider our own troops sacrificing for you... Whomever's calling the shots there is unconscionably aiding/abetting the enemy; don't contribute to this. Speak out. Do right." The release would be on top of some 76,000 classified documents WikiLeaks posted on the Web last month, covering...
  • Hotels near White House being evacuated due to electrical fire

    08/14/2010 5:48:14 PM PDT · by BallparkBoys · 148 replies · 2+ views
    on sight eyewitness
    According to a friend, White House is being evatuated, and its chaos around there....FYI ....Finding no news...
  • Dems may use food stamp money to pay for Michelle Obama's nutrition initiative

    08/14/2010 11:44:14 AM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8-14-10 | Russell Berman
    Democrats who reluctantly slashed a food stamp program to fund a state aid bill may have to do so again to pay for a top priority of first lady Michelle Obama. The House will soon consider an $8 billion child nutrition bill that’s at the center of the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative. Before leaving for the summer recess, the Senate passed a smaller version of the legislation that is paid for by trimming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. The proposed cuts would come on top of a 13.6 percent food stamp reduction in the...
  • Obama Backs Mosque Near Ground Zero

    08/13/2010 5:54:30 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 512 replies · 2+ views
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed building a mosque near ground zero, saying the country's founding principles demanded no less. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has riven New York and the nation. "That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," he said. "This is America, and our...
  • Breaking News: South Carolina Senate Hopeful Alvin Greene Indicted on Felony Obscenity Charge

    08/13/2010 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Never on my watch · 162 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2010 | Fox News
    Headline only
  • Live Thread: Maxine Waters Statement on Ethics Charges

    08/13/2010 7:29:28 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Live on Fox News Channel ^ | AUg. 13th 2010 | none
    She starts the statement with the words "I am here to present MY facts" (Not the facts).
  • The State of the War (NYT Throws Obama Under the Afghan Bus)

    08/12/2010 7:53:44 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 63 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 12, 2010 | NYT Editorial Board
    We believe that the United States has a powerful national interest in Afghanistan, in depriving Al Qaeda of a safe haven on either side of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. This country would also do enormous damage to its moral and strategic standing if it now simply abandoned the Afghan people to the Taliban’s brutalities. But like many Americans, we are increasingly confused and anxious about the strategy in Afghanistan and wonder whether, at this late date, there is a chance of even minimal success. ... But reports from the ground have been so relentlessly grim — July’s death toll of 66...
  • Government Bails Out Bank CEO After He Expenses Mansion, Jaguar, And Porsche

    08/12/2010 12:13:45 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 8-12-2010 | Courtney Comstock
    Government Bails Out Bank CEO After He Expenses Mansion, Jaguar, And Porsche Courtney Comstock Aug. 12, 2010, 1:16 PM Inside the Maxine Waters' ethics trial case comes the story of the government bailing out a corrupt Boston bank that Waters' husband owned stock in and sat on the board of. When Kevin Cohee, the CEO and Chairman of OneUnited, asked the government to loan the bank $50 million in TARP funds, it was discovered that Cohee had expensed quite a lifestyle to the bank's account. According to the Boston Herald, Cohee's car collection (a Porsche, a Jaguar, and more) and...
  • (Obama Board Says Military Retirement “Unaffordable”

    08/12/2010 7:59:31 AM PDT · by pabianice · 161 replies · 2+ views
    MOAA ^ | 8/12/10
    On July 22, the Defense Business Board task force recommended that the Secretary of Defense reduce the DoD civilian workforce by more than 111,000, and laid the groundwork for potential future recommendations to cut spending on military retirement, health care, family support, and other programs. Additionally, the task force recommended drastic reductions in combatant command staffing, hiring freezes, and elimination of organizational duplication. These preliminary recommendations will be followed in October by additional cost-cutting proposals. For the last year, the Defense Business Board has predicted major problems for the Defense budget as the nation deals with deficit reduction efforts, the...
  • Democrats, Advocacy Groups Blast Cuts to Food Stamps to Fund $26B Aid Bill

    08/11/2010 4:14:09 AM PDT · by EBH · 96 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/10
    But the bill also requires that $12 billion be stripped from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, to help fund the new bill, prompting some Democrats to cringe at the notion of cutting back on one necessity to pay for another. Arguably one of the most outspoken opponents on the Democratic side is Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who has blasted the move as “a bitter pill to swallow” but still voted yes. “I fought very hard for the food assistance money in the Recovery Act, and the fact is that participation in the food stamps program...
  • Greg Gutfeld Tells Glenn Beck About ‘Suspicious Packages,’ His Ground Zero Muslim Gay Bar

    08/11/2010 12:22:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 8/10/10 | Greg Gutfeld Tells Glenn Beck About ‘Suspicious Packages,’ His Ground Zero Muslim Gay Bar
    Red Eye’s Greg Gutfeld popped up at the very end of Glenn Beck tonight to expound on his plans to open a Muslim Gay bar next door to the proposed Muslim Ground Zero Mosque (which, just for clarity’s sake, is not actually a mosque). I’m not even going to bother explaining the exchange for you because it’s short and more fun for you just to watch. Suffice to say, Beck and Gutfeld go over proposed names (Suspicious Packages merely being the catchiest of the bunch) and talk about how Gutfeld is…trying to open up the dialogue. Watch below.
  • Top Gay Blogger John Aravosis: Obama Campaign Asked Me to Do 'Dirty Work' in 2008, and I Did

    08/10/2010 8:11:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Kristinn
    Leading gay blogger John Aravosis, writing today at his Americablog about White House spokesman Robert Gibbs attacking inside the beltway progressive critics of Barack Obama, like Aravosis, let slip that he performed surreptitious "dirty work" for Obama at the behest of his 2008 presidential campaign:Joe and I are upset with Obama, and we, for example, raised nearly $43,000 for the man, According to the White House, our money now doesn't count. Great, would they like to give it back? I for one, would love the $1000 back that I personally donated to the Obama campaign. Joe gave even more. I...
  • Rangel live on FOX whining

    08/10/2010 10:03:59 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 61 replies · 1+ views
    8/10/2010 | self
    Charlie Rangel is live on Fox news speaking on the House floor.
  • Caption Obama at Ford

    08/09/2010 9:34:45 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    President Barack Obama sits in the driver's seat of a 2011 Ford Explorer as he tours the Ford Motor Company Chicago Assembly Plant August 5, 2010. U.S. President Barack Obama greets employees as he tours the Ford Motor Company Chicago Assembly Plant August 5, 2010. Obama used the visit to highlight the turnaround in the U.S. motor vehicle manufacturing sector in the past year U.S. President Barack Obama sits takes a look at electric cars as he attends the groundbreaking of a factory for Compact Power Inc. in Holland, Michigan July 15, 2010. The completed factory will employ more than...
  • Abandon Earth or Face Extinction, Stephen Hawking Warns

    08/09/2010 8:53:02 AM PDT · by Scythian · 255 replies · 1+ views
    It's time to abandon Earth, warned the world's most famous theoretical physicist. In an interview with website Big Think, Stephen Hawking warned that the long-term future of the planet is in outer space. "It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet," he said. "I see great dangers for the human race," Hawking said. "There have been a number of times in the past when its survival has been a question...
  • Why Obama Does Not Address Connecticut Shootings

    08/09/2010 3:47:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 44 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 09, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    A week ago, as is well enough known, Omar Thornton shot and killed eight of his coworkers while being escorted out of the building after having been terminated by his employer, a Connecticut beer distributor. As I write this, President Barack Obama has yet to address this subject in any public way. He is not alone in his restraint. The media have soft-pedaled the motive -- the whole shooting, for that matter. Four days after the fact, my wife, who watches CNN and listens to NPR, had not heard about it. Unlike, say, Oklahoma City or even Columbine, the tragedy...
  • Pleasure and Vacation Policy Michelle

    08/07/2010 9:42:03 PM PDT · by onyx · 451 replies · 7+ views
    EL MUNDO.es ^ | Saturday, August 7, 2010 | onyx; Brugmansian;hoosiermama;victoriadelsoul;aruanan; kristinn
    With thanks and credit to Brugmansian, it's looking like all the LSM fuss about Michelle's extravagant vacation in Spain, just might be a distraction to cover up a much more sinister reason for her trip. Brugmansian uncovered the following article in EL MUNDO and the last paragraph is of specific importance. Varias casas reales árabes también pasan sus veranos en Marbella desde hace años. Así, habrá un encuentro entre Michelle Obama y el príncipe Salman bin Abdelaziz, gobernador de Riad y hermano del fallecido Rey Fahd de Arabia Saudí; mientras que se baraja otra reunión de la primera dama con...
  • You've Got to Get this Book! ("We've Been Had" by James Keena)

    08/07/2010 9:08:18 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 58 replies · 2+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | James Keena
    Editorial Reviews Review James Keena has done a superb job of reconstructing Barack Obama's carefully obscured past and documenting his network of radical connections. The result is an unsettling, detailed portrait of the first anti-American President. --Scott Sweet, Author of To Set the Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry This book will awaken those outside of the 20 percent far-left demographic who still somehow believe the narrative that Barack Obama is a post-partisan, post-racial, all-American politician. James leaves hardly a stone unturned exposing the true identity of the man behind the lofty...
  • “Lia”Obama’s Adopted Sister

    08/07/2010 9:33:54 AM PDT · by Leza2 · 167 replies
    WTPOTUS ^ | August 7, 2010 | Bridgette
    HOLIYAH SOETORO SABAH, “LIA”, OBAMA’S ADOPTED SISTER What information was taken to her grave? You haven’t heard of Lia? Neither had we. The unknown, until now, adopted sister of Barack Hussein Obama died unexpectedly February 26, 1910. The USA media didn’t cover the story of this woman nor was her name found until the last few days. A competent WTPOTUS sleuth, Leza, and other researchers uncovered an article about an adopted “brother” in Indonesia, named Lia or Lee. Following up on a tidbit of information and other clues, more information was uncovered. Lia was an adopted sister, not a brother....
  • U.S. Employers Shed Jobs

    08/06/2010 6:24:56 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 51 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 8/6/10 | LUCA DI LEO and JEFF BATER
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy shed more jobs than expected in July while the unemployment rate held steady at 9.5%, a further sign the economic recovery may be losing momentum. Nonfarm payrolls fell by 131,000 last month as the rise in private-sector employment was not enough to make up for the government jobs lost, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday. Only 71,000 private-sector jobs were added last month while 143,000 temporary workers on the 2010 census were let go.</p>
  • WikiLeaks posts huge encrypted file to Web

    08/05/2010 5:04:07 PM PDT · by redhead · 132 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 5, 2010 | Rapahel Satter
    LONDON – Online whistle-blower WikiLeaks has posted a huge encrypted file named "Insurance" to its website, sparking speculation that those behind the organization may be prepared to release more classified information if authorities interfere with them. At 1.4 gigabytes, the file is 20 times larger than the batch of 77,000 secret U.S. military documents about Afghanistan that WikiLeaks dumped onto the Web last month, and cryptographers say that the file is virtually impossible to crack — unless WikiLeaks releases the key used to encode the material.
  • An August Surprise from Obama?

    08/05/2010 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Qbert · 250 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/5/2010 | James Pethokoukis
    Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth. An estimated 15 million U.S. mortgages – one in five – are underwater with negative equity of some $800 billion. Recall that on Christmas Eve 2009, the Treasury Department waived a $400 billion limit on financial assistance to Fannie and Freddie, pledging unlimited help....
  • Police: Gunman at beer warehouse targeted managers [racial harassment]

    08/04/2010 10:30:18 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 41 replies
    Comcast ^ | 8-4-10 | EVERTON BAILEY JR., AP
    MANCHESTER, Conn. — Omar Thornton sat calmly in a meeting with union representative and his supervisors as they showed a video of him stealing beer from the distributor where he worked. Busted, he didn't put up a fight, company officials said. He quietly signed a letter of resignation and was headed for the door when he pulled out a gun and started firing — "cold as ice," as one survivor described it. In the end, Thornton killed eight people and wounded two, then turned the gun on himself in a rampage Tuesday at Hartford Distributors where at least some of...
  • Obama/Holder's Seeds Already Bearing Fruit < VANITY >

    08/04/2010 10:32:08 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 12 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | August 4, 2010 | Gargantua
    Obama/Holder’s Seeds Already Bearing Fruit The Obama Administration and its Attorney General, Eric Holder, have sent a series of strong, unmistakable messages to America’s Black Community: ‘Commit crimes against whites, and you can just hide behind the accusation of racism. We may not even prosecute you.’ The message has been heard loud and clear, and is already bearing fruit. On August 3, 2010, a black man was called into his employers’ offices to face disciplinary action. His name was Omar Thornton. He had been videotaped stealing from his company. The video was shown, and Omar was asked to resign his...
  • Bill reduces gap in cocaine sentences

    08/04/2010 7:33:48 AM PDT · by Puppage · 12 replies
    ConnPolitics TV ^ | 8/04/2010 | Puppage
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a bill to reduce the disparity between federal mandatory sentences for convictions for crack cocaine and the powder form of the drug. Obama’s signing of the bill in the Oval Office was open only to news photographers but not the rest of the media. He made no remarks. But as a longtime thorn for the black community, the matter is important to a key Obama constituency. The quarter-century-old law that Congress changed with the new bill has subjected tens of thousands of blacks to long prison terms for crack cocaine convictions while...
  • DR. CODEVILLA'S NOT-QUITE MANIFESTO [A Foundation for the Tea Party]

    08/03/2010 5:00:03 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies · 50+ views
    email ^ | 8/3/10 | Dr. Gary North
    Every political movement needs a manifesto. The Tea Party surely needs one. So do other grassroots political resistance organizations. They don't have it yet, but they now have its preliminary foundation, Angelo Codevilla's essay, "America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution." http://GaryNorth.com/snip/997.htm I have long regarded Dr. Codevilla as America's smartest conservative political analyst. He has been unknown to the conservative public until last week, when Rush Limbaugh began promoting the best essay of Codevilla's career. I regard this essay as the finest statement on the two-fold division in American political life written in my lifetime -- more...
  • Brewer's Birthday Cake to Obama to Tell "Truth" (funny card)

    08/03/2010 3:42:51 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 96 replies · 369+ views
    ABC ^ | August 4 2010 | Katrina Schaefer
    PHOENIX - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is asking others to join her in sending President Obama a cake with a special message for his birthday on Wednesday . . .
  • Acting U.S. Solicitor General Represented Osama Bin Laden's Driver; Denied That Battle Against....

    08/03/2010 7:05:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies · 63+ views
    Acting U.S. Solicitor General Represented Osama Bin Laden’s Driver; Denied That Battle Against Terrorism Is A War Tuesday, August 03, 2010 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) – Neal Katyal, who became the acting U.S. solicitor general when Elena Kagan was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, previously served as the legal counsel of record for the man who worked as Osama bin Laden’s driver from February 1996 through November 2001. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who underwent training at an al Qaeda camp, was charged with transporting weapons to al Qaeda operatives. The Hamden case culminated in the 2006...
  • It's Not Race, It's Longevity (Time's Joe Klein: tax-cheat Charlie Rangel is a crook)

    08/02/2010 10:36:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 6+ views
    Time ^ | 8/02/10 | Joe Klein
    It's Not Race, It's LongevityPosted by Joe Klein Monday, August 2, 2010 at 9:46 am I have a certain weakness for Charlie Rangel. He's a stone, flat-out war hero--his service in frigid Korea, during a terrible moment in that war, in an Army that was just learning how to integrate (in other words, an institution that was still racist in many ways)--has always earned him some extra tolerance from me, even if his brand of politics was classic, troglyditic inner city cronyism. I've also loved his gravelly New York accent--he's family!--and his flash dress and his sly sense of humor...
  • Obama Ate Alone At Fundraiser Dinner

    08/02/2010 11:17:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies · 10+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | July 30, 2010
    The big spenders who shelled out $30,400 a head for dinner with President Obama at the Four Seasons restaurant and at Anna Wintour's house didn't actually break any bread with him. After starting Tuesday night at a dinner for 60 high-rolling Democratic supporters hosted by hedge-fund billionaire Marc Lasry, Obama headed to a private room at the Four Seasons to wolf down steak, potatoes and broccoli with two aides before heading to Wintour's Greenwich Village home. Obama also gave a brief speech, saying he's not worried about his low poll numbers and he plans to tour the nation to drive...
  • Wikileaks founder fears he could be arrested (White House warns him off return to avoid arrest??!!)

    Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder fears he could be arrested Julian Assange, the Australian founder of Wikileaks, has said he has been warned by "inside sources in the White House" not to return to the US as he could be arrested. By Amy Willis Published: 6:30AM BST 28 Jul 2010 The 39 year-old told journalists at the Frontline Club last night that US government insiders had informed him about discussions to charge him as a co-conspirator to espionage. The discussions were later dropped. Mr Assange says despite this he still fears he is at risk of being forcefully detained by the...
  • Palin Questions Obama's Cojones; Obama Slams Arizona Gov. Brewer. (Rush's transcript)

    08/02/2010 4:39:04 PM PDT · by Clyde5445 · 33 replies · 5+ views
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | August 2, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT Sarah Palin says that the governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, has something that Obama lacks: cojones. You have to love this because she's one of the few Republicans in Washington that has cojones herself, and accusing the president of the United States of not having any. Here is the audio sound bite. It was on Fox News Sunday yesterday, Chris Wallace said, "A federal judge has now blocked the key provisions of the Arizona immigration law. What's your response?"
  • Small Business Optimism PLUNGES: Firms See Lower Spending And More Layoffs Ahead

    08/02/2010 2:43:41 PM PDT · by blam · 70 replies · 40+ views
    Small Business Optimism PLUNGES: Firms See Lower Spending And More Layoffs Ahead Joe Weisenthal Aug. 2, 2010, 5:28 PM Image: Gallup The latest Wells Fargo/Gallup small business survey is out and it's UGLY. In keeping with other indications that the state of small business is very bad, the survey indicates a level of pessimism about future results that's worse even that during the worst of the crisis. What's more, small firms seem lower spending, lower cash flows, and lower headcount in the future. As you click through the service, think of the contrast with the upbeat earnings and outlooks you've...
  • Ethics panel says Rep. Maxine Waters (D) broke House rules

    08/02/2010 12:25:51 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 50 replies · 9+ views
    WASHINGTON -- A House investigative panel has charged California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters with violating ethics rules. Waters, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, would face a trial in the fall unless she negotiates a settlement. If the case goes to trial, Democrats would have the political headache of two ethics trials - one for Waters and another for Rep. Charles Rangel of New York. ....
  • Michelle, kids to miss Obama's 49th birthday celebrations

    08/02/2010 8:58:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 50 replies · 14+ views
    CHICAGO: US President Barack Obama will celebrate his 49th birthday in the company of his friends in Chicago and not with his wife and two daughters. The White House said that Obama will leave Washington for Chicago on Wednesday and will stay at his home in Kenwood for the night, Chicago Sun-Times reported. First lady Michelle Obama will not be with the president. She will leave next week for Spain, travelling with daughter Sasha, 9. Malia, 12, for an overnight camp. Obama, born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, was last in Chicago with his family over the Memorial Day...
  • Arizona was once tolerant of illegal immigrants. What happened?

    08/01/2010 9:27:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies · 3+ views
    l.a. times ^ | 8/1/10 | Anna Gorman and Nicholas Riccardi
    Analysts suggest it was a perfect storm of demographic shifts, a scary criminal element, the recession and a new governor. Reporting from Phoenix — Arizona has made a name for itself as the state with the harshest policies against illegal immigration. But as few as six years ago, this border state was among the nation's most welcoming of illegal immigrants. Back then, its two Republican U.S. senators and one of its congressmen were among the strongest advocates of legalizing millions of illegal residents in the country. Mexico was the state's largest trading partner, and the governor boasted of her warm...