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  • TVJobs.com [Please FREEP the poll on this site]

    09/28/2014 3:45:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    TVjobs.com ^ | 9/28/14
    Do you feel the Mainstream Media reports news from a Liberal, Conservative, or Moderate viewpoint?
  • SARAH PALIN GETS THE WHITE HOUSE ADDRESS WRONG WHILE INSULTING IT [Media Attacks Minor Gaffe]

    09/27/2014 4:22:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    politix.com ^ | 9/26/14 | Lisa Fine
    ....Palin flubbed the address of the White House when she was insulting the Obama administration. She said "truth is an endangered species" at "1400 Pennsylvania Avenue." But the White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • The Insiders: President Obama channels President Bush at the United Nations

    09/25/2014 7:01:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ....Obama’s speech...reminded me of a certain other American president who dealt with terrorist threats during his time in office. The difference between Obama and President George W. Bush is that Obama is late to the game and lacks credibility. Also, we know that Obama’s speeches are not necessarily connected to any particular effort or outcome. His reputation for failing to follow through on his pledges – or should I say, “red lines” – means that many of our allies and enemies see our president as unreliable.
  • Wrong Turn on Syria: No Convincing Plan

    09/24/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 23, 2014 | By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    President Obama has put America at the center of a widening war by expanding into Syria airstrikes against the Islamic State, the Sunni extremist group known as ISIS and ISIL. He has done this without allowing the public debate that needs to take place before this nation enters another costly and potentially lengthy conflict in the Middle East. He says he has justification for taking military action against the Islamic State and Khorasan, another militant group. There isn’t a full picture — because Mr. Obama has not provided one — of how this bombing campaign will degrade the extremist groups...
  • Obama makes light of New York traffic chaos he causes by saying 'it's actually pretty smooth for me'

    09/24/2014 4:38:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/23/14 | Francesca Chambers
    ....Obama joked today during a New York speech that he doesn't seem to have the traffic problems the city's residents are always complaining about. 'It's actually pretty smooth for me during the week,' Obama said, after playfully arguing that everyone in New York 'hypes' the traffic. 'I don't know what the problem is,' he told attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting. 'I haven't noticed.'
  • Democrats Launch Campaign To Get "Rush Limbaugh Off The Air"

    09/22/2014 12:33:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 113 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | John Nolte
    During the Bush administration, national Democrat leaders threatened to kill the ABC network's broadcast license if a miniseries unfavorable to the Clinton administration wasn't censored to satisfy Democrats. ABC complied.
  • Sam Brownback’s failed ‘experiment’ puts state on path to penury

    09/22/2014 11:16:01 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2014 | Editorial Board
    GOV. SAM BROWNBACK of Kansas says he has come to regret characterizing his policy agenda as a “real live experiment” that would test the efficacy of deep tax cuts to spur jobs and economic growth. In fact, Mr. Brownback’s choice of words was apt. Few if any governors have undertaken such an extreme trial-by-revenue-deprivation in a state so clearly lacking the economic means to withstand it. Now, as the damaging social and budgetary impacts of his slash-and-burn fiscal measures have become apparent, Mr. Brownback, a conservative Republican seeking reelection this fall in a state where every statewide elected official is...
  • Turkey: We Won’t Allow US to Attack ISIL from Our Airbases

    09/22/2014 4:28:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    almanar.com ^ | 9/12/14
    Turkey refused on Thursday US permission for combat missions against the Takfiri group operating in neighboring Iraq and Syria. A government official said Ankara will not allow a US-led coalition to attack ISIL from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against the Takfiri militants.
  • Racism: From Ferguson To The NBA To You

    09/21/2014 5:01:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 21, 2014 | Todd Essig
    Race has been in the news recently, as it should be more than it is. First the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri captured everyone’s attention, and is still making news. Then a starkly racist email sent by Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson brought back the topic of race relations in the NBA where the owners are mostly white and the players black. And then this week psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt won a MacArthur “genius” award for her groundbreaking work on the powerful influence out-of-awareness racial attitudes have in the criminal justice system. Because her research can help us understand troubling news...
  • Clinton Labor Sec.: ‘Mostly white’ suburban county to blame for Detroit’s woes

    09/21/2014 2:24:32 PM PDT · by walford · 87 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential via EAG News ^ | September 21, 2014 | Tom Gantert
    DETROIT – In a recent Detroit Free Press op-ed, University of California-Berkeley Professor Robert Reich places the blame for the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy on the “mostly white” residents of Oakland County. Detroit-in-ruins-15“But Detroit is really a model for how wealthier and whiter Americans escape the costs of public goods they would otherwise share with poorer and darker Americans,” Reich wrote. “ … But one thing is for certain: A very large and prosperous group close by won’t sacrifice a cent — the mostly white citizens of neighboring Oakland County.” The reaction of one Oakland County official was that Reich,...
  • Peyton Manning Sex Scandal: Largely Forgotten, Even With A Witness

    09/20/2014 5:43:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | 9/18/14
    Peyton Manning and sex scandal are two things you might never expect to see in the same article. If so, you don’t know about the incident that happened at the University of Tennessee when Manning was the Tennessee Volunteers star quarterback.
  • Mystery man in Rick Scott attack ad unveiled, misleads about Charlie Crist and Ponzi scheme

    09/18/2014 4:46:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/16/14 | Marc Caputo and Jay Weaver
    With soft piano music in the background, an anonymous Republican in Gov. Rick Scott's latest attack ad levels an explosive claim about Democrat Charlie Crist and Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein. "I got swindled by both Rothstein and Charlie," the man says. But not only is there no evidence to support this accusation about Crist, the Miami Herald has identified the man as Fort Lauderdale investor Dean Kretschmar
  • Nightly network news covered Bush’s crumbling job approval 124 times versus 9 times for Obama

    09/16/2014 10:04:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/16/2014 | AllahPundit
    Just passing along a stat that blew the conservasphere’s collective mind when it started circulating last night on Twitter. Mmmmmm, that’s good bias. Obama job approval is almost identical to Bush's in Sept 2006. Bias is just as much what isn't reported as what is. pic.twitter.com/BfxRSfq2Ub— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 16, 2014 The source of the numbers is this week-old post from Newsbusters, which I regret having missed on the day it came out. More from Rich Noyes: Just last Thursday, for example, Gallup found Obama’s approval rating at a record low of 38 percent, yet none of the...
  • CNN Appears Desperate To Assist Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks . . .

    09/13/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Sept. 11, 2014 | sundance
    <p>In 2012 the same CNN network now trying to gin up racial animus around the Mike Brown shooting was proclaiming George Zimmerman to have announced “f****** coons” via phone with a 911 dispatcher as he watched Trayvon Martin disappear behind a building.</p>
  • Networks Hype 'Palin Family Brawl': 'Like An Episode of Jerry Springer'

    09/12/2014 10:59:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    newsbusters ^ | september 12, 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, all three network morning shows seized on reports that Sarah Palin and her family were "caught in a massive brawl" during a house party in Anchorage, Alaska. ABC's Good Morning America opened with substitute co-host Lara Spencer declaring: "One witness saying it was like an episode of Jerry Springer, her kids throwing punches. What sparked this rumble in the tundra?" The song Eye of the Tiger was heard playing in the background. In the full report that followed on GMA, correspondent Paula Faris pushed the tabloid story: "According to the Washington Post, Palin, along with her husband Todd and kids Bristol, Willow, and Track, arriving in...
  • When Politics Drives Law Enforcement

    09/12/2014 5:09:39 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | Sept 12/2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    One of the biggest threats to a civilized, free society occurs when prosecutors abuse their power and allow politics to drive their administration of the criminal-justice system. Two recent examples show how liberal, partisan prosecutors misused their authority and politicized justice.
  • 'Non-partisan' group is totally partisan Democrats

    09/09/2014 1:58:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/7/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan Teachers and Allies for Change (M-TAC), which MLive described as “a grassroots organization started by Ann Arbor Public Schools teachers and parents,” was in the news last week for a rally in Ann Arbor seeking more money for public schools. According to MLive, the group is "non-partisan and is not affiliated with a union." The featured politicians on the stage at the rally were all Democrats: Lisa Brown, who is running for Lt. Governor, State Rep. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, State Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, State Rep. Gretchen Driskell, D-Saline; and State Rep. Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor. MLive...
  • Liberals Eagerly Put Women At Risk Because Of Politics

    09/08/2014 4:44:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Meet Amanda CurtisI got called “vile” on Twitter the other day, which in itself is nothing new – my fiercely pro-American, pro-freedom, anti-moron agenda is a constant source of outrage for the online world’s liberal fascist contingent. What was significant was the reason. I had shamelessly observed that young women who preferred not to have their nude images made public or who wished to avoid sexual assault should take actions consistent with not having their nude images made public and avoiding sexual assault. Apparently, suggesting that women should not do things likely to put them at risk makes me “vile”...
  • Exclusive: Obama Blames Border Crisis for Immigration Reform Delay [Drudge Says BO "Squirm"s]

    09/07/2014 6:41:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/7/14 | Carrie Dann
    In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, President Barack Obama defended his decision to delay executive action on immigration, saying the summer’s surge of unaccompanied children at the Mexican border changed the politics of the issue.
  • University Squelches Freedom Of Speech With Campus-Wide Discrimination Initiative

    09/06/2014 12:06:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 4, 2014 | Emma Colton
    Wake Forest University kicked off the fall 2014 semester by instituting a campus-wide online system that has the potential to restrict free speech by allowing students and staff to anonymously file reports on any occurrences they deem biased or hateful. Known as the Bias Incident Report system , the online form does not specify the criteria for filing a report, nor does it explicitly define the word “bias.” Instead, students are pressured to submit a report anytime they believe they are encountering an incident of hate or bias — potentially opening the floodgates for students to report incidents without cause....
  • Dems’ report clears IRS of political bias, blames IG for botching probe

    09/05/2014 10:05:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 5, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS's internal auditor distorted the facts surrounding the IRS tea party targeting scandal, leaving Americans with the impression that the tax agency went after conservative groups without also targeting liberal groups, the Senate's top investigative panel said Friday. Investigators said the IRS did mishandle applications for tax exempt status, including subjecting groups to years-long delays and "poorly coordinated reviews." But the report, written by Democrats who control the chamber, concluded that the IRS's "mismanagement" affected both liberal and conservative groups, clearing the agency of accusations of politically motivated behavior. "The subcommittee found no evidence that political bias influences the...
  • Man shot, 6-year-old injured in Liberty City

    09/05/2014 5:50:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/4/14 | Charles Rabin
    A man was shot and a 6-year-old child was injured in Miami’s Liberty City on Thursday night. The adult male, who was not identified, was shot in the leg and lower back. The child, also not identified, suffered a non-life threatening shrapnel wound, Miami police said.
  • Chuck Todd to interview President Obama on first 'Meet The Press' broadcast

    09/04/2014 7:07:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/4/14 | Dylan Byers
    .....Obama will be Chuck Todd's first guest on his inaugural broadcast of NBC's "Meet The Press," a source with knowledge of the interview told POLITICO on Thursday. The exclusive interview, which will be announced during NBC's broadcast of the National Football League season-opener, will take place this Saturday at the White House. It will air on Sunday and will cover both foreign and domestic policy, likely including U.S. efforts to combat the Islamic State terrorist organization, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the recent protests in Ferguson, Mo.
  • AP, LA Times and USA Today All Avoid Naming Obama in Stories on Libya

    09/04/2014 4:18:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 4, 2014 | By Tom Blumer
    The establishment press is working mightily to shield President Barack Obama from blame for, or even association with, decisions he has made and actions he has taken — unilaterally and with dubious constitutional authority in many instances. One particularly egregious example is Libya. When Obama decided on his own to engage in "kinetic miliitary action" to topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the press was thrilled. Now, as will be seen after the jump, three stories from major establishment press outlets don't even contain Obama's name, or any direct reference to him. The press, in completely polar opposite treatment from that...
  • Leaks of nude celebrity photos raise concerns about security of the cloud

    09/02/2014 2:33:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/1/14 | Andrea Peterson, Emily Yahr and Joby Warrick
    The leaking of hundreds of private and intimate photographs of Hollywood celebrities cast new doubt on the security of popular online storage sites Monday as investigators probed for explanations of the high-profile breach. Privacy experts joined Hollywood publicists in denouncing the leaks, which flooded Web sites over the weekend with nude images of more than a half-dozen A-list actresses and performers, including Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, star of “The Hunger Games” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”
  • GOP ad blasts Charlie Crist for previous ties to Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein

    08/30/2014 4:57:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 8/29/14
    JUST DAYS AFTER THE PRIMARY SOME BARE-KNUCKLE, HARD HITTING ADS ARE ALREADY HITTING THE AIRWAVES IN THE GOVERNOR'S RACE. ONE OF THOSE ADS FROM THE FLORIDA REPUBLICAN PARTY BLASTS DEMOCRATIC CHARLIE CRIST FOR HIS ONE CLOSE TIES TO CONVICTED PONZI SCHEMER SCOTT ROTH TEEN.
  • In Rush to Condemn Burger King, 'Hardball' Host Makes Whopper of a Factual Error

    08/28/2014 6:39:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    newsbusters ^ | august 27, 2014 | ken shepherd
    In his rush to flame-broil Burger King as an unpatriotic fast-food joint looking to skip out on paying its taxes to Uncle Sam, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews sought to enlist the famously pro-free market, pro-capitalism Wall Street Journal. The only problem is his claim is 100 percent Grade A baloney. "The Wall Street Journal lead editorial today came out against it.... The lead editorial today, surprisingly, attacked this tax scheme," Matthews insisted to guest David Corn of the leftist Mother Jones magazine. In point of fact, the Journal editorial board slammed not corporate "inversion" schemes but the current U.S. tax code, which...
  • Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms Over Immigration Showdown

    08/28/2014 3:25:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 28, 2014 | By ARLETTE SAENZ
    The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obama’s talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told the Des Moines Register “all bets are off” for passing a continuing resolution if President Obama decides to take executive action on immigration. “If the president wields his pen and commits that unconstitutional act to legalize millions, I think that becomes something that is nearly political nuclear,” King said. “I think the public would be mobilized and galvanized and that changes...
  • USC player Josh Shaw admits story was hoax [Media FACT CHECKERS FAIL AGAIN]

    08/28/2014 4:23:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/27/14
    Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from all of the Trojans' team activities, the school announced in a statement Wednesday.
  • Miami Shooting Leads To Police Chase [Black man shoots UNARMED MAN IN WHEELCHAIR]

    08/26/2014 8:23:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 8/26/14
    A shooting suspect led police on a high speed chase through the streets of Miami and North Miami. The shooting happened at NW 7th Avenue and 95th Street. Chopper 4 over the scene spotted the body of a man slumped over in a wheelchair when a gust of wind blew a yellow tarp off of it.....
  • Time mag's Sept 1 cover....f'ng really? (BARF!!!)

    08/22/2014 5:40:16 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 58 replies
    SgtBob | 8-22-14 | SgtBob
  • New York Leaders Decry Anti-Semitic Knockout Game [More Unarmed Black Teens]

    08/21/2014 4:51:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    New York dignitaries....held a joint press conference...on Monday....at the exact site where a young Jew was violently assaulted...
  • Embattled Sen. Begich's Secret Weapon: Alaska [AP, ABC Goes All In for Democrat Candidate]

    08/20/2014 2:28:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 8/20/14 | BECKY BOHRER
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. So he's opening campaign offices in far-flung places like a coin-operated laundry in Dillingham...
  • U.S. journalist beheaded on video, officials confirm [Media Trumpeted Obama's "Progress" Yesterday]

    08/20/2014 2:12:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8/20/14
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State extremists beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. air strikes in Iraq. They threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist, Steven Sotloff, of Miami.
  • Obama squeezes in another round of golf [with NBA 1%er Alonzo Mourning]

    08/18/2014 9:57:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/14 | Peter Sullivan
    President Obama on Sunday hit the golf course on Martha's Vineyard one more time before returning to Washington. ....Obama golfed at the Farm Neck Golf Club with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and Marvin Nicholson and Joe Paulsen, who are members of the White House trip planning team.
  • 32 Shot in Spate of Weekend Chicago Violence [Darren Wilson NOT a suspect]

    08/18/2014 3:08:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/17/14
    Five people have been killed and at least 27 others wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.
  • Obama vacation beat: Saturday, August 17

    08/17/2014 7:40:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Martha's Vineyard Times ^ | August 17, 2014 | BY JAMIE STRINGFELLOW
    And on Saturday, there was no golf. The President and First Lady, known recently in these parts, by the White House Press Pool at least, as POTUS and FLOTUS, went to a private beach on Martha’s Vineyard’s south shore. After rinsing the sand off, the President and First Lady attended a cocktail party at the home of Broderick Johnson, and his wife Michelle Johnson. Mr. Johnson was an advisor on the President’s 2012 reelection campaign. The press pool had a lovely dinner respite at the Homeport Restaurant in Menemsha, reported MV Times staff reporter Steve Myrick, where Chef Josh Aronie...
  • Michael Brown Was An "Unarmed Teen" Because He Was Unable To Take The Cop's Gun!!

    08/15/2014 4:23:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 105 replies
    8/15/14 | sff
    I have heard repeatedly....ad nauseam...that Mr. Brown was an UNARMED TEEN. Completely missing is the context. Be truthful, media. He was unarmed, according to reports, because he was unable to take the gun away from the police officer.
  • Real cowboys don’t summer on Martha’s Vineyard

    08/13/2014 7:35:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Margaret Carlson
    For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It’s not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the East Coast and you’re an out-of-touch elitist; stay away too long and you'll be asked who’s minding the store. Take President Barack Obama. How dare he go away while he’s dropping bombs in Iraq, even though he can order them to be dropped from wherever he happens to be? He’s taking the...
  • Rift grows between Obama, media as press groups blast administration ‘spin’

    08/13/2014 11:14:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 13, 2014
    While Congress is on recess and President Obama vacations in Martha's Vineyard, a coalition of free press groups is escalating an already-aggressive campaign against the Obama administration for allegedly freezing out the press and cracking down on reporters. Society of Professional Journalists President David Cuillier, in a statement earlier this week, blasted the administration for what he called "excessive message management and preventing journalists from getting information on behalf of citizens." SPJ is among the groups that's been leading the charge on the issue. Last month, more than three dozen groups, including SPJ, wrote to the White House about what...
  • Obama, With Reluctance, Returns to Action in Iraq [NYT covers for the man child. Again.]

    08/09/2014 2:52:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/7/14 | Peter Baker
    In sending warplanes back into the skies over Iraq, President Obama on Thursday night found himself exactly where he did not want to be. Hoping to end the war in Iraq, Mr. Obama became the fourth president in a row to order military action in that graveyard of American ambition.... Obama made a point of reassuring a war-weary public that the president who pulled American forces out of Iraq at the end of 2011 had no intention of fighting another full-scale war there.
  • Brother of Journolist – Secretive Leftwing Network Redux

    08/07/2014 7:47:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    http://www.rightsidenews.com ^ | august 7, 2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Well, it looks like the Progressive lapdog media has been colluding again. Media Trackers, a site that tracks media stories and works for transparency in government, uncovered a group with over 1,000 members that is literally a who’s who of the Progressive Left in media. And I would wager, it is only the tip of the iceberg out there — I am sure that the collaboration is widespread and well-organized.  The group is called Gamechanger Salon and boasts members that include a CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine,...
  • [CT GOP candidate Tom] Foley goes fuzzy on details

    08/07/2014 6:39:05 AM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 30 replies
    Danbury News Times ^ | 08/07/14 | Ken Dixon
    BRIDGEPORT -- Tom Foley, the Greenwich millionaire who is reprising his 2010 bid for governor, thinks the state spends too much on mass transit. He's critical of the 2013 firearms reforms following the Newtown school massacre. Red tape and regulations, he says, are stifling the business community; and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's "corporate welfare" is rewarding successful companies that don't need the help. But the Republican frontrunner, who faces a primary Tuesday against state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney for the gubernatorial nomination, offered few details in a meeting Wednesday with the editorial boards of Hearst Connecticut Media, including the...
  • CNN, HuffPo, Reuters Contributors, Reporters Part of Leftwing Network

    08/06/2014 9:39:44 PM PDT · by Tamzee · 24 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | August 5, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    A prominent CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine, a producer for Al Jazeera America television, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, and approximately two dozen Huffington Post contributors are among the more than 1,000 members of Gamechanger Salon. Founded by leftwing activist Billy Wimsatt, the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group. The group’s existence was discovered by Media Trackers through an open records request filed with...
  • Broward County judge overturns Fla. same-sex marriage ban [Miami Media Thrilled]

    08/04/2014 1:34:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Woman seeking dissolution of Vermont civil union not recognized in Fla. ....Because civil unions can only be dissolved when both individuals sign the requisite forms, Brassner sought to find Lade so that she can be married. .....
  • 7 Ways Obama Basically Called Republicans Bums Today

    08/01/2014 4:25:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 1, 2014 | Not Attributed ...
    As if to say, "don't let the door hit you on your way out," President Obama -- on the eve of the August Congressional recess -- decided to take a big swat at Republican lawmakers today. It was clear the president was in the mood for a summer scolding. Here are seven ways the president basically called Republicans bums today: 1. 'They're Not Even Trying' 2. So Sue Me? 3. Diplomatic Delay 4. ‘A Little More Extreme' 5. They Can't Even Agree With Themselves 6. ‘Congress Is Failing' 7. Problem Solving? Not So Much
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    07/31/2014 10:20:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2014 | By LISA MASCARO AND BRIAN BENNETT
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the government's health-related accounts, including the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to pay for food, beds, clothing and medical care for the crush of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the Southwestern border. And that's just the beginning. With the expected failure of Congress to agree Thursday on emergency funds to cope with the border crisis, the Obama...
  • Family vacationing in Kansas City snaps selfie with president

    07/31/2014 4:49:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    KCTV-TV ^ | 7/30/14 | Laura McCallister, Jamie Oberg
    People are still buzzing about the presidential visit to Kansas City and that includes one family from Denver who took a selfie with the president at Arthur Bryant's Barbeque. After speaking with the Carrado family, it might now be known who's responsible for President Barack Obama not getting any coleslaw when he tried to order it at the restaurant....
  • Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

    07/30/2014 10:54:23 AM PDT · by detective · 69 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 7/30/2014 | Colin Campbell
    A Republican congressional candidate fled her interview with a major election-forecasting group after being asked why she believed global warming was a hoax and whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States, according to a new report in The Washington Post. In the Post, David Wasserman, the House editor at the Cook Political Report, detailed his strange encounter with the "frightening" and "fact-averse" Louisiana State Rep. Lenar Whitney.
  • Ad Sales Drop Cause New York Times Profits to Collapse 54%

    07/29/2014 9:43:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 29, 2014 | John Nolte
    The Financial Times reports that a drop in ad sales at the New York Times caused the left-wing newspaper's profits to collapse 54% in the second quarter of this year. [Snip] A fall in advertising revenues and stepped-up investment in digital products outweighed rises in digital subscribers and circulation revenue at the New York Times, sending headline profit 54 per cent lower in the second quarter.