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  • US Unemployment Claims Fall to 298K

    08/21/2014 7:00:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 08/21/2014
    Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week’s figures were revised up slightly to 311,000. The less-volatile four-week average rose 4,750 to 300,750. It remains close to levels that predate the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Applications are a proxy for layoffs. Employers aren’t just keeping workers. They’re hiring at a pace last seen during the tech boom. They added 209,000 jobs in July, the sixth straight month that job...
  • Shattering Myths to Help the Climate

    08/02/2014 7:44:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2014 | By ROBERT H. FWANK
    Each new climate-change study seems more pessimistic than the last. This May and June, for example, were the hottest ones on record for the planet. Effective countermeasures now could actually ward off many of these threats at relatively modest cost. Yet despite a robust scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions are at the root of the problem, legislation to curb them has gone nowhere in Congress. In response, President Obama has proposed stricter regulations on electric utilities, which some scientists warn may be too little, too late. Why aren’t we demanding more forceful action? One reason may be the frequent...
  • Global warming 'pause' was a natural fluctuation, scientists say

    07/22/2014 9:37:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    UPI ^ | 07/22/2014 | Brooks Hays
    Climate change skeptics have suggested a recent slowdown in the warming of the Earth is evidence that global warming is a farce and that climate models can't be trusted, but new research suggests the slowdown, or "pause," was not a significant disruption of larger trends. The planet has been slowly warming over the last century or more. But in the last 15 years, that rate of warming has slowed. Temperatures are still high by historical standards; but between 1998 and 2013 they were slightly below what climate models had predicted. A small number of scientists and policy makers have pointed...
  • Analysis: New Study Did Not Prove That Gay Parents Are Better

    07/09/2014 9:41:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/09/2014 | Melissa Barnhart
    Valeria Tanco (L), and Sophy Jesty pose with their new baby girl, Emilia, at their home in Knoxville, Tennessee April 7, 2014.Several liberal media organizations are reporting the results of a new same-sex parenting study which suggests that gay parents do a better job of raising children than the general population. There are four imporant points to understand about that study, however.Here are a few of the headlines:CBS News: "Children of same-sex couples healthy, well-adjusted, study finds"NBC News: "Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier: Study"The Huffington Post: "Children Of Gay Parents Are Happier And Healthier Than Their Peers, New Study...
  • Apollo Astronaut: Climate Alarmism Is the ‘Biggest Fraud in the Field of Science’

    07/04/2014 11:44:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    CNS ^ | July 2, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    97% Climate Consensus ‘Most Nonsensical, Stupid Number in the World’ Climate alarmism is "the biggest fraud in the field of science" and the 97% consensus claim is nonsensical, Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham tells MRCTV in a preview of his presentation at the upcoming Heartland Institute climate conference, July 7-9. "Since about 2000, I looked farther and farther into it," Col. Cunningham (USMC, Ret.) tells MRCTV in an exclusive interview. "I found that not one of the claims that the alarmists were making out there had any bearings, whatsoever. And, so, it was kind of a no-brainer to come to...
  • Global Warming 'Fabricated' by NASA and NOAA

    06/23/2014 4:24:49 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2014, 5:12 AM PDT | James Delingpole and Kit Eastwood
    Scientists at two of the world’s leading climate centres - NASA and NOAA - have been caught out manipulating temperature data to overstate the extent of the 20th century "global warming". The evidence of their tinkering can clearly be seen at Real Science, where blogger Steven Goddard has posted a series of graphs which show "climate change" before and after the adjustments.When the raw data is used, there is little if any evidence of global warming and some evidence of global cooling. However, once the data has been adjusted - ie fabricated by computer models -  20th century 'global warming'...
  • Data fudging: The great global warming scandal

    06/23/2014 8:03:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The most amazing and costly scientific and financial fraud of all time is being exposed, bit by bit, and yet serious and intelligent people continue to cling to the fraudsters’ story. Writing in the UK Telegraph, Christopher Booker brings to light a starling discovery: that the world has actually been cooling since the 1930s, based on actual temperature observations. …another damning example has been uncovered by Steven Goddard’s US blog Real Science, showing how shamelessly manipulated has been one of the world’s most influential climate records, the graph of US surface temperature records published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
  • Obama calls for action on climate change, takes aim at doubters

    06/16/2014 12:08:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 6/14/2014 | James Queally
    President Obama, in an address speech to UC Irvine graduates Saturday, took aim at congressional Republicans and others who dispute climate change, saying they posed a threat to the future.
  • Polar bear stats fudged ‘to satisfy public demand,’ researchers say

    06/02/2014 8:29:48 AM PDT · by AMitchum · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Polar bear population counts are estimates only, derived from the most “rudimentary” of scientific knowledge and made up largely to meet the expectations of the public, researchers said in an email to a science blogger. Dag Vongraven, chairman of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Polar Bear Specialist Group, sent an email to Polar Bear Science blogger Susan Crockford to clarify that a report that’s about to go public to give updates on the animal’s worldwide population level contains estimates, not hard facts. “As part of past status reports, the PBSG has traditionally estimated a range for the total...
  • Bernie Sanders blocked VA Accountability Act [apparently, he refused to read the 3 page bill]

    06/02/2014 6:49:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    azcentral.com (link only) | May 26, 2014 | Charles Lopresto
    link only: http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/letters/2014/05/26/bernie-sanders-blocked-va-accountability-act/9614547/
  • GOP’s Obamacare fears come true: A national enrollment system under Obamacare.

    06/01/2014 11:52:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/01/2014 | By KYLE CHENEY and JENNIFER HABERKORN
    Liberals wanted a national enrollment system under Obamacare. They might just get it. Right now, 36 states rely on HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange, to enroll people in health coverage. At least two more states are opting in next year, with a few others likely to follow. Only two states are trying to get out. That’s precisely the opposite of the Affordable Care Act’s original intent: 50 exchanges run by 50 states. The federal option was supposed to be a limited and temporary fallback. But a shift to a bigger, more permanent Washington-controlled system is instead underway — without preparation, funding...
  • Nancy Pelosi: VA Wait List Manipulation Isn't a Scandal

    05/30/2014 8:12:02 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    Imagine the press letting a Republican or conservative try to get away with trying to avoid uncondtionally calling something as infuriating and outrageous as the Veterans Administration waiting list scandal a real scandal. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did that on Monday (HT Patterico and Real Clear Politics) in an interview with Vox's Ezra Klein, who naturally let it slide right on by:
  • Clay Aiken on VA Scandal: I Haven’t Paid Attention to the details

    05/20/2014 11:03:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 05/20/2014 | Free Beacon Staff
    North Carolina Democratic Congressional candidate Clay Aiken declined to say whether Secretary of the Veterans Administration Eric Shinseki should resign Tuesday on NBC.The former American Idol runner-up offered a somewhat bizarre rationale, telling the Today Show because he was not in the publicly broadcasted Senate hearing and “hasn’t paid attention to those details” he could not say whether Shinseki should go.“I think we have a lot of people who are making decisions without being in the room,” he said. “I’m not going to be one of those folks who wasn’t in the hearing and hasn’t paid attention to those details...
  • Call climate change what it is: violence

    04/09/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 46 replies
    If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every...
  • GOP Senator Says Obama Admin 'Cooked the Books' on ObamaCare Numbers

    03/31/2014 1:06:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 31, 2014 | Staff
    <p>The White House says there is a surge in traffic to HealthCare.gov (which briefly went down) amid today’s deadline to sign up for ObamaCare. Health and Human Services reports that more than six million people have signed up as of March 27 and the government expects to reach its original goal of seven million enrollees by the end of today.</p>
  • Census office survey scandal grows as inflation stats faked

    03/27/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    nypost.com ^ | march 26, 2014 | john crudele
    The Census Bureau’s Philadelphia office wasn’t just corrupting the nation’s unemployment rate by fabricating data. It was also filing false information about inflation in this country. Just how large an effect this fraud was having on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) — and consequently the cost of living adjustments for Social Security recipients and others — is not yet known.
  • Democrat Logic: Lose Your Job and Feel Liberated

    02/08/2014 8:14:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2014 | Brian C Joondeph, MD
    This week, a report from the Congressional Budget Office acknowledged that ObamaCare would reduce full-time employment by 2.5 million over the next ten years. And that is on top of news that 92 million Americans who could be working are not. What a devastating assessment for the unemployed or underemployed, particular millenials seeking to transition from internships and part-time jobs to career-building full-time jobs. Yet the predictable spin from the White House and major media outlets is that this is good news, liberating workers from the chains of employment. To quote President Obama, from the 2008 campaign, "You can put...
  • Motherlode Part III ("[Michael]Mann deleted the later part of Briffa’s trees, because it didn’t...

    02/07/2014 9:41:07 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 6 replies
    Real Science ^ | 2/7/2014 | Steven Goddard
    As ugly as this was, it is worse than it seems. Briffa’s trees did match Hansen, 1981. The next graph overlays Briffa on Hansen, 1981 northern latitude temperatures. The match was almost perfect.
  • Slowdown in Global Warming is Apparently a Mirage (only after you "fix" the data)

    01/15/2014 9:57:12 AM PST · by qam1 · 21 replies
    Liescience via Yahoo ^ | 1/15/14 | Ilissa Ocko
    While the planet's surface temperatures over the past century have risen to unprecedented levels, records have shown a slowdown in the pace of warming over the past 15 years. Scientists have proposed several theories of natural climate variability and heat redistribution that may have contributed to the slowdown to varying degrees. A new study, however, suggests that the slowdown itself may be a mirage — the result of temperature records that have considerably underestimated the pace of warming since 1997. The global coverage of temperature measurements is incomplete, and that can cause biases in temperature records — research datasets deal...
  • Census faked 2012 election jobs report

    11/18/2013 5:18:51 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 168 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/18/2013 | John Crudele
    In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated. And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.
  • Zogby Report Card: Obama needs support, not GOP mockery, on health care 'fix'

    11/16/2013 10:53:49 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Mr. Obama took ownership and said he would fix the cancellation problem – giving the Democrats some cover. As for me, I don’t doubt for a moment that the nation will survive if some Democrats lose in 2014 because they worked to fix the law. Anyone remember when some politicians were courageous? “And, to the Republicans, the Constitution mandates Congress to make policy, not gloat and mock. Obamacare is after all a program originated under Republican former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney that is being implemented by an African-American president that they love to hate. I will wait to see if...
  • The Myth That Obamacare Is Destroying Full-Time Jobs Just Got Debunked [barf alert]

    10/22/2013 1:04:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 22, 2013 | Steven Perlberg/Business Insider
    According to the BLS household survey, part-time jobs fell 594,000 in September while full-time workers were up 691,000. This was one hopeful nugget in an otherwise lackluster jobs report. Workers are considered to be "part time" if they work under 35 hours a week. Earlier this summer, when part-time numbers looked like they might be on the rise, some speculated that the shift was due to the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
  • Young Voters on Climate Deniers: ‘Ignorant, Out of Touch, Crazy’

    07/27/2013 11:50:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 87 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 7/26/2013 | Salvatore Cardoni
    Say what you will about us millennials—we’re a wilting bouquet of narcissistic, socialistic, overeducated, underemployed, tatted-up hipsters who still live at home—but, from this day forward, don’t you dare say we’re climate change deniers. A strong majority (66 percent!) of young independent voters, ages 18 to 34, accept as dogma that man and his dirty deeds are causing, and will continue to cause, climate change—this according to a study conducted by a bipartisan pair of political strategy groups for the League of Conservation Voters.
  • Climate Alarmists Caught Doctoring ‘97 Percent Consensus’ Claims

    06/18/2013 2:18:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    http://www.humanevents.com ^ | june 18, 2013 | James Taylor
    Global warming alarmists have been caught doctoring the results of a widely cited paper asserting there is a 97 percent scientific consensus regarding human-caused global warming. After taking a closer look at the paper, investigative journalists report the authors’ claims of a 97 percent consensus relied on them misclassifying the papers of some of the world’s most prominent global warming skeptics. At the same time, the authors deliberately presented a meaningless survey question that allowed them to twist the responses to fit their own preconceived global warming alarmism. Misleading Question Global warming alarmist John Cook, founder of the misleadingly named...
  • POLICE BURIED TRAYVON'S CRIMINAL HISTORY

    04/17/2013 7:12:36 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 42 replies
    WND ^ | April 17, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    A year ago Feb. 26, neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., and within a month every sentient person on the planet knew “Trayvon” by name. What they did not know was Martin’s background. Sanford Police Department (SPD) investigator Chris Serino, for instance, said publicly of Martin, “This child has no criminal record whatsoever.” He called Martin “a good kid, a mild-mannered kid.” The media almost universally sustained this tragically false narrative. Martin had the seeming good fortune of attending school in the Miami-Dade School District, the fourth-largest district in the country and...
  • More gun laws = fewer deaths, 50-state study says (MEGA BARF ALERT!)

    03/07/2013 6:14:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 6, 2013 | Lindsey Tanner, Medical Writer
    More gun laws = fewer deaths, 50-state study says By By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer – 14 hours ago CHICAGO (AP) — States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference. But the research leaves many questions unanswered and won't settle the debate over how policymakers should respond to recent high-profile acts of gun violence. In the dozen or so states with the most gun control-related laws, far fewer people were shot to death or killed themselves with guns than in the...
  • Weekly US unemployment claims fall to 340,000

    03/07/2013 6:22:23 AM PST · by John W · 8 replies
    AP via US News ^ | March 7, 2013 | Christopher S. Rugaber
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a seasonally adjusted 340,000 last week, driving down the four-week average to its lowest level in five years. The drop is a positive sign ahead of Friday's report on February job growth. Applications for benefits fell 7,000 in the week ended March 2, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's near five-year lows reached in January. And the four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 348,750. That's the lowest since March 2008, just a few months into the Great Recession. Weekly applications are a proxy for layoffs. When...
  • MSNBC fake twitter scandal widens-Lib Blogger finds Ed Shultz using paid spambots to promote show

    03/03/2013 10:26:47 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 27 replies
    goblinbooks ^ | 3/3/2013
    In the wake of the discovery that the Rachel Maddow show has been promoted by multiple fake twitter accounts, a liberal blogger has found MSNBC host Ed Schultz guilty of the same "sleazy but legal" behavior. A portion of what he found: "Also, the blog Help The 99ers has examples of Twitter spam involving the Ed Show... and these accounts are different. In these cases there's a connection to an actual company that offers web promotion services. Here are phrases promoting the show that seem to involve spammers: Hahahahahaha, what threatening e-mails. #edshow #p2 #p21 Oh boy, Michael .E.Dyson is...
  • Demographic research on lesbians and gays emerges from shadows

    03/03/2013 10:02:56 AM PST · by neverdem · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2013 | Carol Morello
    A few salient facts are known about the Americans whose lives might be changed by a Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage expected this summer. About one in five gay and lesbian couples are raising children that are under age 18. Same-sex couples are less likely than traditional married couples to have health insurance covering them both. One in 10 men with a male partner or spouse is a military veteran. As many as 6 million Americans, roughly 2 percent of the population, have a parent who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. These nuggets of demographic insight into same-sex...
  • What is wrong with this CNN chart? (Obama's economy)

    01/21/2013 6:13:48 AM PST · by listenhillary · 34 replies
    Cnn Money ^ | 1/22/13 | Cnn
    Snap shot in case they change it.
  • Wrong Prediction, Wrong Science; Unless It’s Government Climate Science.

    01/09/2013 12:17:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 8, 2013 | Anthony Watts--Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball
    Guest post by Dr. Tim BallIn a comment on the WUWT article about the abject failure of UKMO weather forecasts, “Slingo Pretends She Knows Why It’s Been So Wet!”, Doug Huffman wrote, “Each forecast must be accompanied by the appropriate retro-cast record of previous casts” (January 6, 2013 at 7:06 am). I pointed out years ago that Environment Canada (EC) publishes such information. They expose a similar horrendous story of absolute failure. This likely indicates why it is not done by others, but provides adequate justification for significantly reducing the role of the agency.Both EC and UKMO predictions fail. The...
  • Did The Fed Lie About QE 3 And 4?

    01/05/2013 2:46:34 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-5-2012 | Graham Summers
    Did The Fed Lie About QE 3 And 4? Stock-Markets / Quantitative EasingJan 05, 2013 - 08:24 AM By: Graham Summers It’s common belief that Bernanke and the Fed are printing $85 billion per month ($40 billion to buy Mortgage Backed Securities and $45 billion to buy Treasuries). After all, these are the policies that the Fed announced in September and December 2012, respectively. The only issue with this is that the Fed lied. Today, the Fed’s balance sheet is $1.3 billion smaller than it was at this time last year. Last week it was $19 billion smaller. The largest...
  • The current economic recovery is a fraud

    12/29/2012 5:57:26 PM PST · by Ron C. · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2012 | Lanny Ebenstein
    For those who would see recovery in current economic data, there are these facts to ponder. The first is that most of the decline in the unemployment rate has been a result not of more people working, but of more people leaving the labor force. In November, unemployment went down to 7.7 from 7.9 percent in October, the lowest unemployment rate since late 2008. But at the same time unemployment declined, so did labor force participation--which fell to 63.6 in November from 63.8 percent in October. Half a million Americans have left the labor market in recent months. Long term...
  • Insane: Liberals Contemplate $1 Trillion Platinum Coin to "Solve" Debt Limit Issue

    12/08/2012 10:32:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 162 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/08/2012 | Guy Benson
    Welcome to Zimbabwe.  This is not a parody -- it is an actual report from the Washington Post:   Some economists and legal scholars have suggested that the “platinum coin option” is one way to defuse a crisis if Congress can’t or won’t lift the debt ceiling soon. At least in theory. The U.S. government is, after all, facing a real problem. The Treasury Department will hit its $16.4 trillion borrowing limit by next February at the latest. Unless Congress reaches an agreement to raise that borrowing limit, the government will no longer be able to borrow enough money...
  • Bret Baier: What President Obama really said in that '60 Minutes' interview about Benghazi

    11/05/2012 5:27:00 AM PST · by maggief · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Bret Baier
    ANALYSIS: Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline. In the interview, according to the latest portions, Obama would not say whether he thought the attack was terrorism. Yet he would later emphasize at a presidential debate that in the Rose Garden the same day, he had declared the attack an act of terror. That moment was one of the most intense exchanges...
  • World's Glaciers Have New Size Estimate (new method used to calculate ice thickness)

    10/23/2012 7:17:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/23/12 | Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet - LiveScience.com
    The relatively small glaciers that drape the planet's mountains will play an important role in future sea level rise, according to a new study that estimated glaciers' collective size. Researchers calculated the ice thickness for 171,000 glaciers worldwide, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold the bulk of Earth's frozen water. Through a combination of direct satellite observations and modeling, they determined the total volume of ice tied up in the glaciers is nearly 41,000 cubic miles (170,000 cubic kilometers), plus or minus 5,000 cubic miles (21,000 cubic km). If all the glaciers were to melt, global sea...
  • Vanity - Gallup has changed polling method per Jay Cost on twitter

    10/10/2012 3:42:25 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    Twitter | 10.10.12
    I am so appalled by this late shift in method that I will not cite another Gallup poll in a column between now & Election Day.— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) October 10, 2012
  • GRAPHIC! Obama's Re-Election Case Rests On 5 Phony Claims

    10/08/2012 2:01:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 3, 2012 | JOHN MERLINE
    In making his case for re-election in the face of historically high unemployment and sluggish growth, President Obama has a simple and straightforward argument. Things were terrible when I arrived, he says, thanks to Bush-era policies of tax cuts and deregulation. We stopped the decline, but the ditch was so deep that it will take time to get out. Still, we are making progress, even if it isn't as fast as everyone would like. So the last thing we want to do is return to the failed Bush policies that, he says, drove us into the ditch. That argument appears...
  • Santelli Smells A Rat: 'I Told You They'd Get It Under 8%—They Did!'

    10/05/2012 10:34:53 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    Rick Santelli, the man who helped launch the Tea Party with his impassioned comments from the trading floor in 2009, sees the hand of politics at work in today's announcement that the unemployment rate has dipped below 8%. Speaking on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning just minutes after the number was announced, Santelli said: "I told you they'd get it under 8%--they did!" View the video after the jump. The Obama campaign is sure to jump on the news today--but Santelli has put a big question mark over the validity of the data.
  • UNEMPLOYMENT @ 7.8% BREAKING ON FOX NOW

    10/05/2012 5:33:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 116 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | 10/5/12 | Bureau of Labor Statistics/Fox
    Just announced!
  • Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states

    10/04/2012 8:37:02 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 48 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/4 | cohen and clement
    Breaking from two decades of tradition, this year’s election exit poll is set to include surveys of voters in 31 states, not all 50 as it has for the past five presidential elections, according to multiple people involved in the planning.
  • Why We Still Need a Carbon Tax

    09/28/2012 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9-27-2012 | Adam Ozimek
    .... I am a proponent of carbon taxes. One criticism of this policy that you hear, for instance here from Noah Smith, is that they are pointless because you need international cooperation to make a real dent. But among non-tradeable goods this is not really the case. We don’t have to worry about transportation shifting abroad, since you can’t really outsource driving your car or shipping a package. And this matters, as transportation accounts for 70% of U.S. fuel consumption, and 30% of U.S. greenhouse gases. But even if carbon taxes are problematic, surely higher gas taxes are a good...
  • GOP takes aim at ‘skewed’ polls (lamestream trying to justify itself)

    09/25/2012 3:41:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/2012 | Jonathan Easley
    The Romney campaign and other Republicans say polls showing President Obama with a significant lead over their candidate are inaccurate. They argue many mainstream polls skew in Obama’s favor because of sample sizes that base 2012 turnout projections on 2008, when Democrats — and Hispanics, blacks and young voters in particular — turned out in record numbers. “I don’t think [the polls] reflect the composition of what 2012 is going to look like,” Romney pollster Neil Newhouse said in an interview. Frustration that polls are skewed in favor of Obama has escalated among some on the right in recent weeks....
  • Obama campaign: We care about facts, fact checkers

    09/04/2012 8:54:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/4/12 | BYRON TAU
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Obama campaign said Tuesday that they care about the truth of their attacks. "We work very hard to get it right. We look at the facts. We vet what we say," Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an ABC/Yahoo News panel.
  • Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It's Barack Obama?

    09/01/2012 5:57:29 PM PDT · by Major Matt Mason · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/24/12 | Rick Ungar
    It’s enough to make even the most ardent Obama cynic scratch his head in confusion. Amidst all the cries of Barack Obama being the most prolific big government spender the nation has ever suffered, Marketwatch is reporting that our president has actually been tighter with a buck than any United States president since Dwight D. Eisenhower...
  • From Our Pollster: Internals, Details of the Latest Polls (Many polls heavily weighted w/Dems)

    08/22/2012 8:47:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gestetner Updates ^ | August 21, 2012 | Pollster
    - National RV (AP/GFK) Obama 47% Romney 46%. Poll sample D+8. June Obama 47% Romney 44%. Poll sample back then D+7 - National RV (Gallup) Romney 47% Obama 45% - National LV (Rassmusan) Romney 46% Obama 44% - Nevada LV (LVRJ/Survay USA) Obama 47% Romney 45%. Independents Romney 44% Obama 39%. Ryan’s budget play among Independents 49% approve 44% disapprove. Among Hispanics Obama 48% Romney 47%. It doesn’t really make sense but ok. The Poll is a sample D+3. - Wisconsin (Marquette university) among LV Obama 49% Romney 46%. among RV Obama 50 Romney 44%. Two weeks ago among LV...
  • Obama Has A Gigantic Lead in the Most Biased Poll Ever

    08/02/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Mike10542 · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 2, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama has one of the biggest leads we've seen for him in quite a long time in a new Pew Research Poll: He's up 10 points over Mitt Romney. Don't take much from it, though. Pew's sample of registered voters is highly skewed, oversampling Democrats by almost 20 points. Pew surveyed 1,956 registered voters. Of those, 42 percent were Democrats and just 23 percent were Republicans. We can't remember a poll being that imbalanced. Pew's poll in June also slightly oversampled Democrats and gave Obama a 7-point lead. So what we can take from this is that Independents...
  • Pew: Obama has big lead; Romney favorability drops (D +19)

    08/02/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/02/2012 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    New polling data out from Pew Research Center finds President Obama with a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney nationally: Currently, 51% say they support Obama or lean toward him, while 41% support or lean toward Romney. This is largely unchanged from earlier in July and consistent with polling over the course of this year. Across eight Pew Research Center surveys since January, Obama has led Romney by between four and 12 percentage points. Obama holds only a four-point edge (48% to 44%) across 12 of this year’s key battleground states. While the data does not allow a state-by-state analysis, the...
  • Media Orgasms Over Bogus CBS Poll

    08/01/2012 4:16:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a new poll out. CBS/New York Times. Quinnipiac University. CBS and the New York Times are using a new pollster. And, folks, they are having an orgasm over this poll out there today. It's a poll of battleground states, and of course the end result shows Obama way up in all these battleground states. It's exciting. They can't wait to tell everybody about it. Except there's a problem. They do not break down the sample in the story. Neither the New York Times nor CBS let the reader know the partisan identification of the participants in...
  • NBC's Chuck Todd: Our Poll Was Skewed

    07/25/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 25, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    Last night, I noted how NBC News was swimming against historical trends in pushing a poll with a deeply partisan skew in its sample. The poll, produced in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, had a D+11 sample, i.e. 46% of the sample identified as Democrat, 35% identified as Republican. In 2008, a very big year for Democrats, the electorate was D+7, 39% Democrat, 32% Republican. In fact, you have to go back nearly thirty years to find an election with such a partisan skew. This morning, on MSNBC's Morning Joe, NBC political director Chuck Todd admitted their poll had...