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  • Sen. Menendez had loud sex with different girl every night, DC neighbor tells left-wing website

    11/01/2012 9:57:36 PM PDT · by Fred · 97 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 110112 | Matt Boyle
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez had loud sex with different women nightly in his Washington, D.C., apartment, his former neighbor told the liberal gossip website Gawker. “We lived below him,” the former neighbor said, according to the website. “It was outrageous. When it started, we thought it was a one-time thing. But it went on for months — hours and hours of headbanging sex.” The report in the liberal Gawker comes on the heels of The Daily Caller’s early Thursday article about how Menendez allegedly paid two women in the Dominican Republic for sex.
  • Bloomberg Diverts Food, Generators from Devastated Staten Island to NYC Marathon

    11/02/2012 1:52:39 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 85 replies
    Fresh off his "climate disruption"-driven endorsement of President Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has chosen to divert critical food supplies and power generators from desperate residents of Staten Island to Sunday's New York City Marathon...
  • Pelosi holds secret fundraiser with Islamists, Hamas-linked groups

    11/02/2012 4:14:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/2/12 | Neil Munro
    Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi headlined a high-dollar fundraiser in May that was attended by U.S.-based Islamist groups and individuals linked by the U.S. government to the Hamas jihad group and to the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood movement.The donors at the undisclosed May 16 event included Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations, according to data provided by the nonpartisan Investigative Project on Terrorism.The CAIR group was named an unindicted conspirator in a 2007 trial of a Hamas money-smuggling group.A covertly-taken photograph provided by the IPT shows Pelosi standing near Awad at the fundraiser. Roughly 30 people attended...
  • Mrs. Eric Holder co-owns abortion mill

    11/01/2012 1:05:20 PM PDT · by magdalen · 8 replies
    Jill Stanek online ^ | November 1, 2012 | Magdalen
    Breaking: Eric Holder’s wife co-owns abortion clinic building run by indicted abortionist Thanks to pro-lifers Michelle Wolven and Catherine Davis, a small group of us have been on this story for weeks. While Michelle and Catherine were digging through online records of Georgia abortion clinics, they stumbled on the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder’s wife Sharon Malone Holder co-owns with her sister an Atlanta area abortion clinic building. The building is located at 6210 Old National Highway, College Park, Georgia. The business itself is called Old National GYN. The story was so big, Catherine handed it off to Watchdog.org...
  • Obama's Layoff BOMB

    11/01/2012 12:59:06 PM PDT · by magdalen · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Novmber 1, 2012 | Magdalen
    Obama’s Layoff Bomb: His policies are killing jobs. By Michelle Malkin In June, a diffident and self-deluded President Obama claimed that “the private sector is doing fine.” Last week, the private sector responded: Speak for yourself, buster. Who needs an “October Surprise” when the business headlines are broadcasting the imminent layoff bomb in neon lights? The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last Tuesday that employers issued 1,316 “mass layoff actions” (affecting 50 workers or more) in September; more than 122,000 workers were affected. USA Today financial reporter Matt Krantz wrote that “much of the recent layoff activity is connected to...
  • Searching for the "Soul" of the Democratic Party

    10/31/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 27 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 31, 2012 | Carol Marin
    [T]hings happened the other day on the West Side that made me laugh. Lance Tyson, candidate for 10th District state representative, told me earnestly that his race has been called “a fight for the soul of the Illinois Democratic Party.” The soul of the Democratic Party? Would that be, I asked incredulously, the same Democratic Party whose leaders — including Dick Durbin, Barack Obama and Mike Madigan — endorsed Rod Blagojevich for re-election in 2006 even though everybody knew the feds were already crawling all over him? Seems to me the party’s “soul” has been in jeopardy of being lost...
  • Looters 'swipe' up the mess in chaos zones (NYC: Post-Sandy Looting Starting)

    10/31/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | 31 October 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER, FRANK ROSARIO and JOSH SAUL
    <p>Hurricane Sandy brought out the worst yesterday in some sleazy New Yorkers, who looted stores and homes across the city.</p> <p>Some posed as Con Ed workers to dupe their victims.</p> <p>Police arrested more than a dozen looters in the Rockaways and Coney Island, which had been evacuated, and stood guard outside ravaged stores at the South Street Seaport. “This morning when they told us the water receded, I walked back to the house to feed [my pets],” said Eric Martine, 33, a cabby who lives in Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach. “Guys were looting, pretending they were Con Ed and holding people up. It was sick.” Residents said police warned them to beware of crooks pretending to be utility workers...</p>
  • Indicted ex-lawmaker poses dilemma for Ill. Dems

    10/31/2012 5:22:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-30-12 | SARA BURNETT
    CHICAGO—Since the heyday of the city's machine politics, punching a straight Democratic ticket on Election Day has been as dependable a Chicago tradition as hot dogs without ketchup and the Cubs breaking their fans' hearts. But this November, the automatic vote is turning out to be a little too dependable for the state's Democratic leaders. The feared victory Tuesday of a former state lawmaker indicted on federal bribery charges has top Democrats scrambling to defeat one of their own. They've hand-picked a rival candidate, set up a separate "independent" political party for him and deployed their precinct operations in an...
  • Virginia AG Declines to Prosecute Moran

    10/30/2012 3:20:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Patrick Moran, the son of Representative Jim Moran (D-Va), was caught on tape advising an undercover reporter on ways to fake IDs so invalid votes could be cast. Nevertheless, Virginia State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) declined to press charges. “Look, this type of thing is pretty standard for how Democrats try to manipulate elections in this state,” Cuccinelli observed. “If I filed a case every time they try to commit vote fraud I wouldn’t have the resources to pursue more serious crimes.” Cuccinelli also argued that “trying to take this kind of offense through the courts may not be...
  • District of Corruption Movie Trailer

    10/30/2012 3:10:59 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 10/30/12 | Stephen K. Bannon
    Watch the Trailer of this great Documentary, District of Corruption and pass it along to as many as you can. Also this link takes you to updated news about the showing.
  • Right to Work!

    10/30/2012 2:16:17 PM PDT · by WVKayaker · 2 replies
    Watchin the news unfold! ^ | 10/30/2012 | Vanity
  • Debasing the Presidency

    10/29/2012 11:33:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 29, 2012 | Ed Lasky
    Critics are harping that Barack Obama is running a campaign that in its coarseness, smallness, and pettiness [i] marks a new low in American politics. Why are they so outraged? He has behaved this way ever since he moved into the Oval Office. Many people have criticized Barack Obama for his failures as president. His economic record is pathetic: trillions of dollars in new debt; anemic growth juiced up only by massive deficit spending, endless printing of money; zero interest rates that have proven so harmful to senior savers; regulations that are smothering businesses; a stimulus bill that reward Democratic...
  • Leaked Emails Prove Obama Admin Drove Cash to Failed Green Company

    10/28/2012 12:03:35 PM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/28/2012 | Breitbart
    ...CompleteColorado.com has obtained emails that seem to directly contradict Plouffe’s answer, and also challenge the President’s notion that the DOE’s loan decisions were universally autonomous within the agency. The emails also lend even more credence to the theory that the loan to Abound Solar was political payback to Colorado’s wealthy Democratic benefactor and Gang-of-Four member, Pat Stryker.
  • Wen Jiabao's Ł1.68bn family wealth: China furious at US exposé

    10/28/2012 6:57:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/26/12 | Tania Branigan
    Wen Jiabao's Ł1.68bn family wealth: China furious at US exposé New York Times website blocked after disclosing web of assets in new embarrassment for Communist party Tania Branigan in Beijing The Guardian, Friday 26 October 2012 22.00 BST China has lashed out at a US newspaper report that premier Wen Jiabao's family has amassed vast wealth worth at least $2.7bn (Ł1.68bn), censoring the New York Times website and questioning the paper's motivations. The story said Wen, widely seen as the humane face of China's top leadership, was not directly linked to the holdings. But the association with such a fortune...
  • 'They brought in an army to take out a 16-year-old boy'

    10/27/2012 6:44:49 PM PDT · by Altariel · 57 replies
    DailyMail ^ | October 27, 2012 | James Nye
    A sensitive and peace-loving 16-year-old boy from an affluent Georgia suburb was fatally gunned down by a police sniper in his own house after he threatened to kill himself following a bad day at school. Young Andrew Messina cracked after receiving a bad grade and upon returning home he grabbed his parents .357 Magnum and told his mother he wanted to end his life. Panicked, she called the police to come and talk him down, but instead, an army of deputies, an armoured tank and a sniper arrived at their Towne Lake home.... ***** However, the Messina's attorney Chuck Pekor...
  • Detroit Cop Beat Goes on as Inspector's Johnson Exposed

    10/27/2012 10:50:39 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 19 replies
    MyFOXdetroit.com ^ | Oct 26, 2012 | Charlie LeDuff
    DETROIT (WJBK) - Super cop Don Johnson - caught super-exposed? Nobody can accuse the Detroit Police department these days of being anything less than transparent. After placing a call to the mayor's office, Inspector Don Johnson, commanding officer of the Homeland Security division, was suspended with pay pending the results of an Internal Affairs investigation. Police sources say Johnson apparently texted a female subordinate a snapshot of his "johnson." We're also told the female subordinate is married but the photograph was found by her boyfriend, also a cop and also her subordinate. Trying to get our hands around this one,...
  • Early Voting: 1,420 Democrat voters over 110 years old

    10/26/2012 4:10:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Conservative Papers ^ | 10/26/2012 | Al Pineski
    So far in early voting 110 year old’s have made a pretty good showing for the Democrats; 2214 of them have voted either by mail or at a one-stop site (214 by mail and 2,000 at early voting sites). There are 1,420 Democrats confirmed in this group and 77 Unaffiliated voters and even 717 registered Republicans in this group perhaps voting for Obama too. Nothing against very old voters, but it is funny that these 110 year olds live in only 34 counties and 87% of them live in 4 counties - Guilford has voted 681 of them so far,...
  • Weld officials investigating Abound Solar officials (3 criminal charges being investigated)

    10/26/2012 8:36:51 AM PDT · by catnipman · 4 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 10/25/2012 | Tony Kindelspire
    LONGMONT -- The Weld County District Attorney's office confirmed Thursday that it has launched a criminal investigation into officials at bankrupt Abound Solar, whose manufacturing facility was located along the Interstate 25 Frontage Road but had a Longmont address. ... In the statement, he said his office is "looking into possible instances of securities fraud based on allegations that officials at Abound Solar knew products the company was selling were defective, and then asked investors to invest in the company without telling them about the defective products." ... Abound had used $70.9 million of the DOE's $400 million loan guarantee...
  • Note to European liberals – no one in America gives a damn what you think about the US election

    10/25/2012 1:55:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 25, 2012 | Ed West
    .......... [S]upport for Obama has more to do with European distaste for Middle America, characterised by “angry” Tea Party activists, guns, racism, climate-change denial and creationism. (We all like a laugh at creationists, but the main difference between the sort of unscientific beliefs espoused by religious Republicans and the secular bunkum believed by the Democrats is that you can get fired for questioning the latter’s PC doctrines.) It’s this arrogance and snobbery that drives European thinking about the US. A case in point is the Guardian’s unwittingly comic 2004 Operation Clark County, where they got various yellow-teethed Brits to condescendingly...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sen. McCaskill's Husband's Businesses Benefitted From $20 Million in Stimulus Funds

    10/25/2012 12:23:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 25, 2012 | Ken Boehm
    An analysis of public records by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has found more than $20 million in federal stimulus funds benefitting real estate projects financially tied to Joseph Shepard, husband of Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill. Earlier this month, the Associated Press published an analysis , stating, "businesses affiliated with the husband of Senator Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office..." The NLPC analysis released today showed more than $20 million in financial benefits from the federal stimulus law to real estate projects associated...
  • Sex Slaves, Sexual Anarchy, Decadence Festivals Signs of Something Really Rotten

    10/25/2012 5:02:44 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 29 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 26, 2012 | Linda Kimball
    Christian News writer Heather Clark reports that a group of nine men who attended the Southern Decadence Festival in New Orleans were arrested and jailed for violating a new city ordinance that prohibits religious and other free speech after sundown on the city's famed Bourbon Street. The ordinance, which was passed in October 2011, is called "Aggressive Solicitation." Subsection four states, "It shall be prohibited for any person or group of persons to loiter or congregate on Bourbon Street for the purpose of disseminating any social, political or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise." (Nine Men Arrested...
  • Defunct or Lying Low? Once Powerful Soros-Backed Project Goes Mysteriously Silent

    10/24/2012 6:48:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    blaze ^ | May 1, 2012 | Becket Adams
    The Secretary of State Project, the once influential group backed by billionaire philanthropist George Soros, has either gone into hiding or informally disbanded. What happened? Did the group just disappear? Well, before we investigate the group’s possible demise, perhaps a quick history lesson is in order. ... “In most states the secretary of state is the chief elections officer, so putting left-wingers in the often-overlooked but critically important office allows these political radicals to manipulate the electoral process,” writes Matthew Vadum for the American Spectator. “This is what liberals call ‘election protection,’” he adds. Add billionaire donor George Soros and...
  • Guilford County voters say they voted for the wrong candidate

    10/24/2012 4:04:11 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 42 replies
    MyFox8.com ^ | 10/23/12 | Brandon Jones
    GREENSBORO, N.C. –The Presidential election is just around the corner and voting issues have already become a problem in Guilford County. On Monday, several voters complained that their electronic ballot machine cast the wrong vote. All the complaints were made by people who voted at the Bur-Mil Park polling location. One of the voters, Sher Coromalis, says she cast her ballot for Governor Mitt Romney, but every time she entered her vote it defaulted to President Obama. “I was so upset that this could happen,” said Coromalis. Guilford County Board of Elections Director George Gilbert says the problem arises every...
  • Colorado Company Says ‘Deadbeat Democrats’ Still Owe Thousands For Work At DNC

    10/23/2012 8:21:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    CBS4 ^ | October 22, 2012 | Brian Maass
    A major Denver event planning company says the Alabama Democratic delegation still owes it about $60,000 for work performed in September at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. ... Invoices show the agreed upon cost was about $100,000. The Alabama Democrats paid about $40,000 up front, agreeing to pay the balance at the conclusion of the convention. Wright says Bradley Davidson, the executive director of the Alabama Democratic Party, shook his hand and promised the money would be paid in Charlotte. “And I shook (Davidson’s) hand and he said, “100 percent you’re getting the money,” and he guaranteed it,” Wright...
  • The Ties that Biden

    10/23/2012 4:26:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 22, 2012 | Charlie Gasparino
    David Richter, the president of Hill International (HIL), a mid-sized outfit that manages construction projects, was speaking last year at a private meeting with investors when he was asked about the recent success of his newest subsidiary, HillStone International. How was it that HillStone, a newcomer in the business of home building, landed a massive and potentially lucrative contract to build 100,000 homes in war-torn Iraq? Richter didn’t mince words. It really helps, he said, to have “the brother of the vice president as a partner,” according to a person who was present. The “brother” Richter was referring to during...
  • A tax on politicians? It's an offer they can't refuse

    10/22/2012 7:25:26 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/19/2012 | John Kass
    American politicians are always on the lookout for "new sources of revenue," which sounds a lot nicer than "sinking their fangs into our necks." But however you describe it, they just can't stop sucking our blood with their unending tax increases on the national, state and local levels. They tax our gas, our houses, our sodas. They tax our smokes, they tax our roads, they tax our health care and our paychecks, and after we've paid, they even tax our deaths. Cutting government is painful for them. Their mantra? "Government can't afford a tax cut." So they tax us instead,...
  • Inhofe: EPA 'punting' regs until after election that 'spell doom' for jobs, economy

    10/21/2012 1:52:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2012
    Republican Sen. James Inhofe says the Environmental Protection Agency has delayed action or “punted” on numerous regulations while President Obama tries to “earns votes” for a second term. The Oklahoma senator and ranking Republican on the chamber’s Committee on Environment and Public Works has released a report stating that when the agency approves the roughly one dozen regulations next year in 2013, they will “spell doom” for jobs and economic growth. “The Obama-EPA plans to move full speed ahead to implement this agenda if President Obama wins a second term,” Inhofe writes. “These rules taken together will inevitably result in...
  • New public funds for Aces Ballpark in Reno?

    10/21/2012 10:00:58 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    RGJ | 10/21/12 | Brian Duggan
    http://www.rgj.com/article/20121021/NEWS/310210048/1459/news?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  • Slums, drugs, and spousal abuse..The sordid tale of Claire McCaskill

    10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    The domestic violence in Shepard’s past is both shocking and repulsive in detail. On February 15, 1998, police were called to then-Mrs. Shepard’s house (the couple had been separated since June of the previous year) by a girlfriend. According to the police report (.pdf file), Mrs. Shepard said of her husband: Read on. Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry. I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore (cancer). He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me...
  • DOD blocking questionnaire on Benghazi attack from Chairman of House Armed Services Committee

    10/20/2012 4:59:48 PM PDT · by blueyon · 8 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/20/2012 | The Right Scoop
    The Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Buck McKeon, sent a yes/no questionnaire to commanders in our military to find out if they gave any advice or warning to the State Department over security in Benghazi. Though he gave them 24 hours to respond, the DOD responded by saying they wouldn’t be able to comply. McKeon says this is the first time he’s ever seen the Secretary of Defense prohibit uniformed military from responding to a congressional inquiry and it flies in the face of the president’s claim that he is getting the information out to the American people...
  • Jesse Jackson, Jr., Might Be Heading Back to Mayo Clinic

    10/19/2012 8:48:37 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 33 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 19, 2012 | Michael Sneed
    U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is in a world of hurt ­— medically and legally — may be returning to Mayo Clinic for treatment. A source who claims to have visited Jackson said, “Jesse is finding it difficult to continue his treatment because the press is staking out his home and making access to his doctor, incredibly hard.” “His doctors are considering sending him back to Mayo Clinic for treatment.” The source added Jackson, who is being treated for bipolar disorder during his four-month absence from work, is trying “to stay focused and calm to enhance his treatment and...
  • President Obama's Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Failures

    10/19/2012 4:00:50 AM PDT · by XHogPilot · 8 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 18 Oct 2012 | Ashe Schow
    It is no secret that President Obama’s and green-energy supporters’ (from both parties) foray into venture capitalism has not gone well. But the extent of its failure has been largely ignored by the press. Sure, single instances garner attention as they happen, but they ignore past failures in order to make it seem like a rare case. The truth is that the problem is widespread. The government’s picking winners and losers in the energy market has cost taxpayers billions of dollars, and the rate of failure, cronyism, and corruption at the companies receiving the subsidies is substantial. The fact that...
  • President Obama’s Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Failures(List)

    10/18/2012 3:24:33 PM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 10/18/2012 | Ashe Schow
    ....So far, 36 companies that have received federal support from taxpayers have either gone bankrupt or are laying off workers and are heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher. The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:...
  • Romney says Obama also has investments in Chinese companies and through a Cayman Islands trust

    10/18/2012 2:08:56 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    One of the many tense moments in the second presidential debate turned on a new topic in the race: President Barack Obama’s pension account. Here’s how it came up: Early in the face-off, Obama scoffed at Mitt Romney’s pledge to crack down on unfair trading practices by China, saying Romney is currently invested in companies "that are building surveillance equipment for China to spy on its own folks." Romney later explained that, yes, he understands that his blind trust has invested in foreign firms, including companies in China. Then he confronted Obama. Romney: "Mr. President, have you looked at your...
  • @Drudge Tweet: Here Comes Gloria Allred

    10/18/2012 8:14:12 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 85 replies
    Twitter/Drudge ^ | 10/18/2012 | Matt Drudge
    Here she comes. Hearing Gloria Allred out there again, about to make a move. After all, it's her time of the campaign. Team O at the ready!!
  • Gloria Allred Prepares Anti-Mitt Strike. You Can STOP Her Now! (UPDATE-JUDICIAL WATCH)

    10/18/2012 10:37:24 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 25 replies
    UPDATE: Contact JUDICIAL WATCH as well: 1-888-593-8442 and email here. Don't underestimate Gloria Allred's ability to inflict damage. The media will "eat up" anything she feeds them and turn it into an endless scandal. Recall she took down Cain and RINO Whitman with NO EVIDENCE. Now, according to Drudge, she is prepared to launch an assault on Mitt (early warning here). We're doing too well to risk "an Allred." She can be stopped, but it will take action on our behalf. Please make these two calls. We will only get their attention if we bombard them. If you get VM,...
  • Major Publishers Protest Saudi Textbook Content

    10/18/2012 9:20:36 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 21 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 17OCT12 | Nina Shea
    An appeal to the government of Saudi Arabia to stop publishing hate-filled textbooks was issued today by seven current and former heads of major American publishing houses. Leading it was Robert Bernstein, formerly chairman of Random House and founder of Human Rights Watch, who is now the chairman of Advancing Human Rights. He was joined by the publisher at Amazon, the publisher of Simon and Schuster, a Reuters editor-at-large, the editorial director of Broadside Books (HarperCollins), and other prominent publishers. I have researched and written about the toxic content of school textbooks published by the Saudi Ministry of Education for...
  • Romney vs. Obama and Crowley (Crowley and Obama previously coordinated the Obama answers)

    10/18/2012 3:41:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 66 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/17/2012 | By Jordan Sekulow, Anna Sekulow and Matthew Clark
    The economy, abortion, and national security took center stage, but the moderator stole the show at Tuesday night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. While liberals were racing to announce, “Obama is back,” the debate resulted in a firefight that clearly highlighted the contrasts between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama. From their leadership styles, approach to governing, and national security strategies, to their domestic, foreign, and economic policies, the contrast could not be clearer. Regardless of the questions, President Obama found a way to steer them to the issues he wanted to discuss even if the answer was...
  • Candy Crowley’s Journalistic Reputation is Debate’s Biggest Loser (as if she had some to start with)

    10/18/2012 6:43:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 54 replies
    commentary magazine ^ | 10/17/2012 | Alana Goodman
    CNN’s Candy Crowley has always seemed like a tough, sharp and relatively fair reporter. So when she said earlier this week she was going to take an active moderator role in last night’s debate, that didn’t immediately seem like a bad thing. There’s no problem with an impartial moderator keeping the candidates on topic and pressing them with follow-ups. But by the end of the night, it was clear Crowley had done damage to her own reputation of objectivity. It wasn’t just because of the Benghazi question, either. Matt Latimer lays out the instances of bias at the Daily Beast:...
  • Benghazi: Four Americans Died, Obama Lied, And The Press Complied

    10/18/2012 7:48:39 AM PDT · by billflax · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/18/2012 | Bill Flax
    The recent fiasco in Libya and the manner President Obama’s media minions have abetted his deception provides an epitaph for the soon to be demised Obama administration: Four Americans died. Obama lied. The press complied. Republicans have been trying to highlight the terrorist attack on our Libyan embassy for weeks, but recognizing how damaging this episode was to Obama’s credibility, media coverage has been subdued. Who requested what security and when is important, but these things always appear obvious in hindsight. Much more telling is the way our hyper-partisan press ignored how the administration initially attributed Bengazi to some YouTube...
  • Were FBI Agent’s Texts Intentionally Destroyed in Gun Trafficking Sting in Philippines?

    10/18/2012 2:03:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The question is: Were the text messages sent by an undercover FBI agent to defendants in an 18-month gun trafficking sting in the Philippines destroyed by the government or was there merely a technical glitch that prevented them from being saved? Deputy Federal Defender John Littrell suggests in a court document filed Monday in Los Angeles federal court that the government may have destroyed the text messages. The government, according to Littrell’s motion, claims it was a glitch: that the phone the agent used only retained incoming texts from the defendants, but not the outgoing ones by the agent. Littrell...
  • The Al Smith Dinner and Our Pro-Abortion President

    10/17/2012 11:52:59 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 16, 2012 | Jack Fowler
    Turns out that many board members (former NBC boss Robert Wright, developer John Zuccotti, moneyman Peter Kiernan III) of the Smith Foundation are well-heeled, big-time supporters of pro-abortion Democratic lawmakers. This includes good old Al Smith IV, the foundation’s chairman. Records at the Federal Election Commission and OpenSecrets.org show that over the years he has rained campaign cash on every Schumer, Rodham, Clinton, Kerry, Dodd, and Kennedy he could find. My favorite: On June 28, 2007, Smith contributed $500 to the PAC run by ultra pro-abortion Democratic congressman Jerry Nadler, listing on the FEC donation record that his occupation was...
  • Bizarre Coincidence: Democrats Get More Time in All Three Debates

    10/17/2012 8:54:37 AM PDT · by redtetrahedron · 76 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 17, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    If you want more time to get your message out in debates, it’s good to be a Democrat. According to the CNN debate clock, President Obama spoke at greater length than Mitt Romney during both debates, as did Vice President Biden during his debate with Paul Ryan...
  • Video: Candy Crowley Admits Romney Was Correct About Libya Attack But Simply Couldn’t Stop Herself

    10/17/2012 6:52:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/17/2012 | By Matthew Sheffield
    After embarrassing herself with her incompetently biased attempt to “fact check” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the second presidential debate, CNN correspondent Candy Crowley has already began trying to save her shattered credibility. In a panel discussion afterward, a fast-talking Crowley tried to spin away her offensive conduct by admitting that Romney was indeed correct in casting blame on the Obama Administration for falsely blaming an anti-Islamic video for attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. “It was one of those moments, and I could even feel that here, you know, when you say something you’re not expecting,”...
  • CNN and The Obama Administration – Weapons of Misdirection

    10/17/2012 7:07:08 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 13 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 17, 2012 | Sundance
    Watching it unfold on live TV it did not seem right. It was awkwardly and comfortably scripted, and too smooth in execution. But watching it on replay the agenda filled manipulation was obvious. It appears Candy Crowley and CNN together with the Obama Administration scripted the Libyan injection into the Presidential Debate.I’m not just talking about Candy Crowley interjecting on behalf of President Obama, and interrupting Mitt Romney, I mean the whole segment was a set up. So we did a little research: Candy Crowley told Erin Burnett on CNN’s show Out Front, Monday Night 10/15, that she had collected...
  • Port official blows $4,500 at strip club

    10/16/2012 1:17:10 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 20 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 10/16/12 | Matier and Ross
    A high-ranking Port of Oakland official is in hot water for throwing down $4,500 in public funds for a party at a Houston strip club. "Port commissioners take this matter very seriously," board President Gilda Gonzales said in a statement after their meeting. Kwon's strip-club spending spree didn't come to port officials' attention until just recently. The timing is especially terrible for the port, which is in the midst of a protracted labor fight with maintenance and other workers over terms of a new contract. Now, officials are scrambling to get a handle on the strip-club visit and to determine...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Says He’s ‘Not Well’

    10/16/2012 1:04:38 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-16-2012 | Rachel Weiner
    Jesse Jackson Jr. Says He’s ‘Not Well’ Rachel WeinerOctober 16, 2012 at 2:26 pmJackson told The Daily on Monday that he is “not well” and has doctor’s appointments twice a day at George Washington University Hospital. He was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic. Jackson did not respond to questions about a criminal probe into allegations that he used campaign funds to redecorate his house. According to Gawker, Jackson Jr. was spotted drinking at the Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, D.C. two nights last week, with two different women. A server told The Daily that he had...
  • Voter Fraud Is the Way to America's Destruction

    10/16/2012 10:49:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Does voter fraud actually exist? If you ask members of the Obama administration, Democratic lawmakers or the left-leaning media, they often argue it's a myth concocted by Republicans to suppress Democratic turnout. Even U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has called voter fraud "a problem that does not really exist." But what you won't see in most of the nation's headlines is the series of explosive investigations by patriot James O'Keefe and his nonprofit, Project Veritas. In stunning video footage (called "DNC Staffer Assists Double Voting In Support of Obama" on YouTube), a top Obama campaign worker gleefully helps an undercover...
  • White House, Obama Campaign, Won’t Answer When President Met with NSC After Benghazi

    10/15/2012 1:29:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    White House, Obama Campaign, Won’t Answer When President Met with NSC After Benghazi By Fred Lucas October 15, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Neither the White House nor the Obama re-election campaign will answer when President Barack Obama first met with his National Security Council after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. On Monday, neither responded to CNSNews.com, which asked, “‘At what hour on what day did President Obama first meet with the National Security Council to discuss what had happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012?” The NSC is chaired by the...
  • Hillary Clinton Prepares to See Underside of Obama Bus

    10/16/2012 6:16:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | Erick Erickson
    Video at link. I do hear that President Obama will let Hillary Clinton tour a tire factory this week so she can at least match a dress to the tire tread, but one way or the other, Hillary Clinton is now going under the Obama bus. Joe Biden began the effort to throw Hillary under the bus in the debate Thursday night. He said the White House never knew about additional security requests. With a town hall style Presidential debate tomorrow night, Barack Obama needed plausible deniability. Hillary Clinton gave it to him on CNN. She said she took full...