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  • Neb. AG: Senator misused campaign cash at casinos

    09/13/2012 10:37:29 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-13-12 | JOSH FUNK
    OMAHA, Neb.—State Sen. Brenda Council has apologized for misusing more than $60,000 in campaign donations at casinos and filing false reports to conceal it. Attorney General Jon Bruning says Council agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of filing false campaign reports that omit the casino withdrawals and cash deposits. In a statement, Council says she "made an error in judgment," and that she takes "full responsibility." She says she's receiving professional treatment for a gambling addiction and will not "give up or quit fighting for the issues."
  • The Democrats' Fake Freedoms

    09/12/2012 4:50:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | David Scullum
    Sandra Fluke's claim to fame, aside from provoking Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic ire, is that she chose to attend Georgetown Law School, knowing full well that the Catholic university's student health plan did not cover birth control, and then demanded that the policy be changed, under force of law, as a matter of "reproductive justice." Although Fluke could have picked a different school, she told The Washington Post last February, "I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care." Fluke's sense of entitlement and her casual resort to the use...
  • Gawker: Pedophiles Born that Way, Deserve Sympathy

    09/11/2012 7:28:10 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 5 replies ^ | 09/11/12 | Gina Miller
    We should not be surprised at the evil idiocy that comes from godless people, although their vile words and twisted ideas can sometimes still be stunning. We saw some of this last week at the Democrat convention. We saw those godless fools scream, wail and shake their fists against God and Jerusalem—three times, in fact. We saw them applaud taxpayer funding for killing pre-born babies. We saw them cheer for sodomy and the destruction of the meaning of marriage. We saw them glorify the lawless illegal alien invasion of our nation. We saw their ugly face in prime time high-definition....
  • Mayor of NJ's capital arrested in corruption probe

    09/10/2012 8:23:51 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | GEOFF MULVIHILL
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Federal agents arrested the mayor of New Jersey's capital city early Monday as part of an ongoing corruption investigation into bribery allegations related to a parking garage project that was concocted as part of an FBI sting operation. Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, his brother, Ralphiel, and convicted sex offender Joseph Giorgianni, a Mack supporter who owns a Trenton sandwich shop, were accused of conspiring to obstruct, delay and affect interstate commerce by extortion under color of official right.
  • Tea Party Rally at Joe Biden Event in S.W. Ohio

    09/09/2012 7:28:01 PM PDT · by timestax · 87 replies
    September 9, 2012 | timestax
    Vice President Biden rolled into Milford, Ohio, Sunday,September 9, to speak at public Milford High School to a crowd of about 200 Democrats in the school cafeteria. The TEA PARTY was there to meet him, and his followers.
  • Anderson Cooper: Wasserman Schultz Living in ‘Alternate Universe’ Regarding Dem Platform Change

    09/09/2012 8:26:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 5, 2012
    After the ugly scene that played out on the floor of the Democratic National Convention Wednesday, during which the Democratic Party amended their platform to reinstate “God” and mention that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, CNN’s Anderson Cooper went to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her reaction to the entire ordeal. But after she spoke, Cooper determined she was living in an “alternate universe.” CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked Wasserman Schultz on the convention floor how she felt as one of “the most prominent Jewish lawmakers” when she learned that any mention of Jerusalem being the capital of Israel...
  • (Rasmussen) Partisan Trends: Number of Republicans in America Reaches Record High (Repubs at +4.3)

    09/08/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 1 Sep 12 | Rasmussen Reports
    After falling for two straight months, the number of Americans who consider themselves Republicans jumped nearly three points in August. During August, 37.6% of Americans considered themselves Republicans. That’s up from 34.9% in July and 35.4% in June. It’s also the largest number of Republicans ever recorded by Rasmussen Report since monthly tracking began in November 2002. ...snip Aug Repub 37.6% Demo 33.3% Ind 29.2% Repub +4.3%
  • The Piano Man Plays at the Star Wars Cantina

    09/07/2012 10:18:18 AM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 4 replies
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | September 7, 2012 | Leibowitz
    The Democratic National Convention was a musical tragedy composed in three acts. Tuesday night was the gathering of special interests and professional victims from every corner of the known universe, the most toxic group of economic and spiritual vampires since the mass gatherings in the early 18th century. If any suffering portion of the American subculture missed their turn at the bar, I missed it. It seemed that every ethnic, cultural, sexual group in the country with more than three members put in at least a cameo appearance, as did the community organizers, union bosses, government employees and all the...
  • Ted Kennedy's former brother-in-law arrested in St. Tammany Parish

    09/06/2012 5:49:15 PM PDT · by abb · 6 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | September 6, 2012 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    Nearly seven years after being sentenced to 12 months in federal prison for defrauding two financial institutions of $6 million, New Orleans-area media consultant Ray Reggie -- who was one of President Bill Clinton's closest confidants in Louisiana as well as the brother-in-law of late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy -- is now accused of charging a client at least $600,000 for advertisements that he never placed, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies booked Reggie, 50, who lives near Mandeville, with felony theft on Aug. 28, said Capt. George Bonnett, the sheriff's spokesman. Records show Reggie posted bond,...
  • Sex researcher's son charged with exposing self

    09/06/2012 3:53:24 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 9-5-12 | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
    DETROIT—A pioneering sex researcher's son who was cited for masturbating in New York's Central Park earlier this year was arrested in a rural Michigan sting operation for allegedly exposing himself to two female undercover investigators. A completely nude William H. Masters III yelled for the attention of the two female kayakers on Saturday, then made obscene gestures from the bank of the Pinnebog River, Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said. http
  • Secular Liberalism - The Democratic Lawless Ideology

    09/06/2012 3:26:03 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/6/12 | -
    Liberalism - for the most part - rejects out right the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God. The root and source of this rejection - of these crucial moral laws and realities - is their subjective hatred towards the Creator of the heavens and earth (Romans 1:18-32). This base ideology is expressed and manifested in their disdain and hostility towards the American blue print drawn up by our Founding Fathers, which was based on the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God. This ideology is on FULL parade this week at the Democratic Convention for all of America to...
  • The Reason Democrats Left God Off The Platform

    09/06/2012 11:56:37 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 13 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 9/6/12 | Tony Caruso
    Of course the delegates didn’t want any mention of God in the platform, because their worldview, and thus the policies they espouse and support, is godless. This is a consistent pattern in today’s modern Democrat Party. They can’t get elected by showing everyone who they really are. Thus, it is imperative that they hide their true belief system and their agenda from mainstream America (with a great assist from the media), so they can gain and hold onto power. This is why the platform had to be changed – for political expediency only. This is why Obama and many other...
  • Middle Class vs. the 1%: It’s About to Get Really Ugly

    09/05/2012 10:24:26 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    Yahoo Finance - Breakout ^ | September 5, 2012 | Jennifer Carinci
    Expectations are high leading up to the President Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte, NC on Thursday evening, as they were last week in Tampa for Republican nominee Mitt Romney. With a campaign slogan like "Forward" you'd think, and hope, the Obama Administration has moved passed the blame game politics of the last four years, pointing the finger at the Bush Administration as the root of all of America's economic problems. "What you're going to hear is 'we have done everything we could to right the ship, to make sure that we are headed towards recovery. We may not be there...
  • Pro-Life Dems Are Like Stalker ex-Boyfriends

    09/05/2012 8:29:21 AM PDT · by marcbold · 14 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 9/5/2012 | Patrick Archbold
    Make no mistake, the meeting of pro-life Democrats was only near the Democrat National Convention and not at it. A group of pro-life Democrats gathered in a hotel near the convention the way that a teenage boy stalks the house of the girl who dumped him, with love unrequited. This year not a single pro-life Democrat was allowed to speak at the convention, a convention that adopted the most radical pro-abortion plank possible while at the same time expunging any mention of God. I think God is happy that at least they have stopped pretending. But the pro-lifers in the...
  • DNC: "Government is the only thing we all belong to."

    09/05/2012 4:18:51 AM PDT · by Positive · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09052012 | Self
    Yes, this DNC video, played during the convention, said we all belong to the government. Out of the mouths of fools often comes what they really think.
  • gods of the Democrat Convention (vanity)

    09/04/2012 7:24:28 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 10 replies
    self | 9/4/12 | New Jersey Joe
    The forces that shape the Democrats. Moloch (abortion), Gaia (earth-worshippers), Dionysus (homosexual agenda, contraception, adultery, unbridled lust and fornication), Marx (communism), Stalin (totalitarian statism), Allah (Islamic terrorism), and Two-Face (lie about everything). The One True God is not welcome in the Democrat universe.
  • Thoughts From A Common Man

    09/03/2012 10:38:11 AM PDT · by DesertGOP · 1 replies
    09-03-12 | Rick J. Radecki
    No faith, no ideology, no religion, no political affiliation or Party is worth hanging onto or supporting if you won’t allow it to stand the scrutiny of logic, truth and reasoning—it IS as simple as that. If an individual is close-minded to even remotely considering opposing viewpoints or rebuttals to their faith or their politics, then you clearly understand the axiom, “Ignorance is bliss.” Because of so many sound reasons where the Party compliments—not contradicts—our Christian faith, this is exactly why my wife and I have chosen to be Republicans and not Democrats. Republican ideals stand the test of time,...
  • Freedom is the Only Issue Facing Americans

    09/01/2012 4:29:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | Star Parker
    The political parties throw a lot of glitz at us with their made-for-TV spectaculars, which we call conventions. But the bottom line defining the choice facing Americans this year is stark and clear, and these conventions provide no new insights or information. If you think we're struggling because we don't have enough government, then the Democrats are the party for you. If you think the point of government is to protect individual freedom, and the problem is it has gone way beyond that, then Republicans are the party for you. No visual dominates the landscape of our nation's capital like...
  • Muslim Terrorists’ Prayers Promoted by the Democrat Convention!

    08/31/2012 8:12:42 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 10 replies
    Email Subscription from Dr. Boys | August 31, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    This must be a dream or more correctly, a nightmare! Surely Democrat leaders are not so uninformed, unconcerned, and unaccountable that they would promote on their official website a prayer meeting of 20,000 Muslims near their convention! (Only 200 showed up Friday!) Can any group be so stupid? Well, Liberals have had a great deal of experience with stupidity, and some of their leaders are known to regularly take stupid pills (covered by ObamaCare). But it gets worse because two of the Muslim leaders are outspoken terrorists, as admitted by other Muslims! To further exacerbate the problem, Democrat leaders refused...

    08/31/2012 11:05:04 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 19 replies
    D.C. Insider | August 31, 2012 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    Here it is, folks! Here's the revised and official schedule of events for the Democrat National Convention, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, from Tuesday to Thursday, September 4th to September 6th, 2012.: PLEASE NOTE: Race card, gender card, LGBT card or progressive, socialist, communist, fascist or Marxist sympathies or affiliation required for entry to this event (All employees of the major television networks granted immediate entry). 04:00 PM – Opening Flag Burning Ceremony 04:05 PM - 'The Word.. The Word.. The Word' - By Nancy Pelosi 04:06 PM – Singing of "God Damn America", led by Rev. Jeremiah...
  • Runaway Slave, the movie (now showing at the Republican Convention)

    08/29/2012 11:19:13 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Runaway Slave ^ | August 30, 2012 | From the website
    As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the summer of 1963, he delivered one of the most powerful speeches in our nation's history. Known for its famous line, "I have a dream," Dr. King concluded his speech with these words: "And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics,...
  • Catholic Church conveys strong messages during DNC in Charlotte

    08/29/2012 1:16:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic News Herald ^ | August 28, 2012
    Diocese posts two banners at St. Peter Church that will be visible during Sept. 3-6 convention CHARLOTTE — Mere steps away from the site of the upcoming Democratic National Convention, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte has posted two larger-than-life messages about the sanctity of life, marriage and religious liberty – proclaiming the teaching of the universal Church to the thousands of party delegates, visitors and the national media who will descend on Charlotte.The diocese has suspended two banners on property at St. Peter Catholic Church on South Tryon Street: one on St. Peter's administrative building and another on...

    08/28/2012 9:30:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8/22/12
    Bishop E.W. Jackson is making a war cry: “Let God’s people go!” Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran, graduate of Harvard Law School and adjunct professor of law, is echoing the words of Moses in a campaign to persuade Christians of all races that the time has come for a wholesale exodus of Christians from the Democrat Party. The former candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia points to what he calls the Democrat party’s “cult-like devotion” to abortion; the rejection of the traditional biblical model of family; the hostility hurled at those who express a Christian viewpoint such as Chick-fil-A president...
  • Republican vs. Democrat Women

    Republican Women are hotter Democratic Women = Who let the dogs out VIDEO IS FUNNY!
  • How could cannabis alter the teenage brain?

    08/28/2012 6:23:47 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 48 replies
    BBC news health ^ | august 28, 2012 | james gallagher
    "When a teenager smokes cannabis are they permanently damaging their brain and dulling their intellect for a lifetime? The dangers of smoking cannabis, and the potential health benefits, have been a source of controversy for many years. The latest study on the drug suggested heavy and prolonged cannabis smoking as a teenager resulted in a permanently lower IQ. You can read Dominic Hughes's report on the findings here. But how could cannabis have this effect on the brain and why might teenagers be particularly susceptible?"
  • To Secretary Ritchie: Stop your photo ID fabrications

    08/26/2012 12:48:18 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 8/25/12 | Rep. Keith Downey
    It is bad enough that some politicians resort to falsehoods and scare tactics to distract and mislead the public. But when the issue is election integrity, and the politician is the top election official in the state, it has to stop. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie opposes requiring voters to show a photo ID before voting. Fair enough, we have a legitimate difference of opinion. But he doesn't stop there. Ritchie is desperately attacking and falsely representing the photo ID constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. Desperately, because polls show overwhelming support for photo ID in Minnesota. Falsely, because...
  • Antisemitism in New Jersey: Democrat Pascrell's Supporter Attacks Republican Rabbi by Mocking

    08/23/2012 9:04:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    A prominent Arab-American supporter of Democratic Representative Bill Pascrell has attacked his opponent, Republican challenger Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, in starkly religious terms after Boteach's super PAC, Patriot Prosperity, received $500,000 from casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam. Adelson has been the target of attacks from the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party throughout the 2012 election cycle, some of which have had religious undertones. Pascrell supporter Dr. Aref Assaf (above), president of the American Arab Forum, has taken that further, declaring that Boteach had "sold his soul" and accusing him of "Islamophobia." The explicitly religious nature of Dr....
  • Minn. lawmaker in sex scandal getting out of race

    08/23/2012 4:58:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-23-12 | MARTIGA LOHN
    ST. PAUL, Minn.—A Minnesota Democrat who had a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy dropped his re-election bid Wednesday, hours after declaring he would stay in the race in defiance of party leaders who wanted him out as they fight to regain control of the state Legislature. Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, told The Associated Press the decision was his own after multiple conversations with Democratic leaders pressing him to withdraw. He said he had been going back and forth about running "every 20 minutes for a week." "I changed my mind," he said. "Too much. It's just too much."...
  • Woman who rammed pro-lifers with car was Catholic Relief Services employee

    08/21/2012 8:42:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Aug 21, 2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2012 ( – As Catholic Relief Services responds to criticisms over its partnerships with pro-abortion anti-poverty groups, LifeSiteNews has discovered that the aid organization also has a history of hiring employees with strong ties to pro-abortion and pro-contraception organizations. One CRS employee lists the pro-abortion Pro-Choice Resources and Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies as former employers on her LinkedIn resume, while another was hired by the Catholic aid organization directly from the pro-abortion Population Services International.  Another former employee was convicted of assault last fall after ramming her car into a crowd at the DC...
  • Minn. Lawmaker Involved in Sex Scandal Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

    08/22/2012 4:33:12 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 31 replies
    KSTP-TV ^ | 08/22/2012 6:15 PM | Leslie Rolander
    Hours after releasing a statement saying he will seek re-election, a Minnesota state lawmaker who police say had a rest-stop liaison with a 17-year-old boy, told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he has reconsidered his position and will not be running again. He also says he will not be at the upcoming special session to discuss flood relief for the area he represents. He says he does not want to be a distraction. In his original statement released Wednesday afternoon, 56-year-old Rep. Kerry Gauthier said, the scandal "has been an obvious tragic embarrassment to me. I am sorry for the hurt this...
  • Minnesota lawmaker in rest stop scandal says he won't drop bid

    08/22/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 22, 2012 | unattributed
    A Minnesota Democrat who had a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy says he's still running for re-election. Democratic Rep. Kerry Gauthier told Northland's NewsCenter in Duluth on Wednesday he will let people in his district decide his political future, "rather than the political power base in St. Paul." [Gauthier also said] that he's "a better person than this incident portrayed me."
  • (Democrat, MN) Rep. Huntley: Gauthier 'a child molester'

    08/22/2012 1:17:13 PM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 27 replies
    Duluth News-Tribune ^ | August 22, 2012 | Brandon Stahl
    Duluth Rep. Tom Huntley said today he strongly opposes Rep. Kerry Gauthier’s decision to stay in the race for re-election to the Minnesota House and called his DFL colleague “a child molester.” “It will hurt us in every race in the state. (Republicans) will try to imply that we’re supporting him,” Huntley said. “As far as I’m concerned, he’s a child molester. And I realize that it’s not illegal what he did. … But I think one needs to consider the ethics of the person, and do you want someone like that in the Legislature?” Huntley said he believes the...
  • Democrat Caught Having Sex with 17-Year-Old Boy at Rest Stop

    08/21/2012 4:53:41 PM PDT · by MeganC · 67 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | August 21, 2012 | FOX NEWS
    Democratic leaders in Minnesota are demanding a state lawmaker withdraw from his re-election bid after police claim he admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop. While Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, will lose support from fellow Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members if he continues with his campaign, party leaders stopped short Monday of asking him to immediately resign. The first-term legislator wasn’t charged in the alleged July 22 encounter because the legal age of consent in Minnesota is 16 and no money was exchanged, according to the St. Louis County attorney’s office. Police say the two had oral...
  • Just suppose President Obama loses the election

    08/21/2012 2:21:31 PM PDT · by jyro · 46 replies
    Lets just suppose Romney wins the election and one of his first acts is to start a investigation of who Obama is. If all that some believe is true like, born in another country, went to school as a Muslim immigrant, his grades were poor and his IQ is average, has a communist trained background and support through school. What will this do to the future of the Democratic party after the average American is told that party lied to them about who Obama was?
  • Democratic lawmaker called on to resign for having oral sex with boy, 17 (War on Boys)

    Democratic lawmaker called on to resign for having oral sex with boy, 17, in bushes at public rest stop after meeting him on Craigslist Read more:
  • Perverted Politicians: Minn Dem Rep Forced To Step Down (sex with 17 y.o. boy at rest stop)

    08/21/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    bossip ^ | 8-2012
    Minn. Democratic Rep Forced To Step Down After Admitting To Having Sex With 17-Year-Old Boy SMH at him soliciting “no strings attached” sex from teenage boys via Craigslist! A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders Monday to give up his re-election bid. Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasn’t been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn’t be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the...
  • Freep Mayoral Candidate Debate Poll

    08/21/2012 7:58:22 AM PDT · by RecallMoran · 1 replies
    Alexandria Times ^ | 8/21/2012 | Alexandria Times
    Should Mayor Bill Euille and his challenger Andrew Macdonald participate in multiple one-on-one debates separate from city council forums?
  • Tampa Billboards Booked To Jab, Cajole RNC Delegates

    08/21/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 7 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | August 21, 2012 | Kevin Wiat rowsli
    When GOP delegates make their way downtown each day next week, they'll get a reminder that they're holding their quadrennial convention in a city run by Democrats. A billboard scheduled to go up today on Interstate 275 at Armenia Boulevard welcomes Republicans to a city "Where the mayor and all city council members are Democrats." It adds, for good measure, "Enjoy our well-run city!" The billboard was purchased by Ruth's List Florida, a group that works to elect what it describes as progressive women. It's one of a number of organizations – partisan and non-partisan – laying claim to the...
  • Democrat Says Vets’ Criticism of President “Close to Treason”

    08/19/2012 9:28:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 32 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    Long time Democratic partisan Bob Beckel said recent criticisms of security leaks in the Obama Administration by retired veterans of the Special Operations communities of all the Armed Forces “is close to treason.” “First, this is disloyalty of the most egregious sort,” Beckel argued. “The President is this nation’s Commander-in-Chief. As former military men these people ought not be casting aspersions on him. It’s insubordination.” “Second, their characterization of the information revealed as ‘leaks’ is out of line,” Beckel said. “Come on, he’s the C-in-C. He can reveal anything he wants if he thinks it is in the country’s best...
  • Anti-Obama Navy SEAL leader: I’m a Birther

    08/18/2012 5:57:30 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 37 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 17, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    President Barack Obama is a socialist, was raised by communists, and wasn't born in the United States, according to the former Navy SEAL who founded the group Special Operations Speaks (SOS), which aims to portray Obama as anti-military in this election season. Earlier this week, a different group of former Navy SEALS calling themselves the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund rolled out its campaign to criticize Obama for leaking national security information and taking what it believes as undue credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden. That group claims to be non-political. But the founder of SOS, a similar...
  • House speaker calls on lawmaker to step down after rest stop sex incident

    08/17/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-17-12 | doug belden
    House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, is calling on state Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, to step down. The Duluth News Tribune reported authorities investigated Gauthier for allegedly having oral sex with a 17-year-old boy at a highway rest stop in Duluth last month. Gauthier, 56, won't be charged, the paper reported.
  • Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith over bribery charge

    08/17/2012 2:19:34 PM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 22 replies
    Clout Street ^ | 2:17 p.m. CDT, August 17, 2012 | Ray Long and Annie Sweeney
    State lawmakers today kicked out a West Side Democrat accused of taking a $7,000 bribe, marking the first expulsion from the Illinois House since 1905. Rep. Derrick Smith failed to show up to defend himself or hear his fellow House lawmakers condemn his alleged actions before the 100-6 vote was taken. Three lawmakers voted present (see roll call here). [...] The disciplinary action against Smith required the votes of 79 members of the 118-member House. Smith was arrested March 13 by federal agents who alleged he used his office stationery to push for a $50,000 grant for a fictitious operator...
  • Illinois House expels Democrat indicted for bribery (the first expulsion since 1905)

    08/17/2012 1:43:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/17/12 | James B. Kelleher
    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - The Illinois House of Representatives on Friday expelled a Democratic lawmaker indicted for bribery, the first member to be booted from the chamber since 1905. State House Representative Derrick Smith, who represents a staunchly Democratic district in Chicago, was arrested in March and charged with accepting a $7,000 bribe in exchange for endorsing a daycare center's state grant application. He has denied the charges. Days after his arrest and indictment, Smith won the Democratic Party primary to contest the November 6 election, in part because some Democrats hoped he would resign and be replaced on the...
  • State house candidate Christina Ayala charged after crash (hit & run Dem)

    08/17/2012 8:06:47 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | August 17, 2012 | Brian Lockhart and Frank Juliano
    State House candidate Christina Ayala, who won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in the 128th District, is facing several charges after police said she fled the scene of an accident Wednesday night with two minors in her car ... Ayala had pulled over about a block-and-a-half up the street to survey the damage to her car. "She never looked back one time, never walked back one time, never even paid attention to the car she hit," Stokes said. Kenneth Stokes followed Ayala after she got back inside her vehicle and pulled away. He said he pulled next to her at...
  • Candidate leaves scene of crash (CT Democrat)

    08/17/2012 5:54:16 AM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 28 replies ^ | 8/17/2012 | Stephanie Simoni
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) -- A Democratic candidate fresh off a primary win for a state house seat is accused of hitting a car, then leaving the scene of the accident. Christina Ayala, 29, clinched the nomination Tuesday night and the very next day police say she crashed into another car. The victim's mother, Mireja Porto says she's lucky her 26-year-old daughter Krystal Velez survived, while looking at a picture of the twisted mangled car. "We're just trying to deal," said Porto, "my daughter's upstairs in bed, she's not well, her head hurts, her neck hurts, her back hurts, she's in...
  • MSNBC's Schultz- I'd Cheat To Keep Brown From Winning In Massachusetts (from 2010)

    08/16/2012 10:41:52 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    This is why they do not want voter ID. They cheat. In close elections, they cheat successfully. NOT HYPERBOLE; HE WOULD CHEAT AND THEY DO CHEAT
  • Rules of the Madhouse Part One: For Democrats

    08/16/2012 3:31:20 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    A few days ago I wrote an article on my blog, Christian Fearing God-Man, detailing the 10 rules that every American should follow when they decide to get involved in American Politics (shameless plug). It doesn't matter how you get involved, because the rules are still the same whether you run for office, blog, or serve as an activist in some way. The rules are in jest because I've been told that we need to have an "adult conversation" about the troubles facing our nation, and I realized a long time ago that an adult conversation is just a dream....
  • Sources: Former GOP Candidate Huntsman to Speak at DNC Convention

    08/10/2012 4:29:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | August 10, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    I have to admit, the Huntsman candidacy for President never made much sense to me. When it began I thought: wait, this guy served in the Obama Administration and now wants to run against him? And I didn't really get any further than that. Maybe, though, it was simply Himalayan-sized political ambition. According to very credible sources, Huntsman has accepted a speaking slot at the Democrat convention in Charlotte next month. So, first the guy stabs the GOP in the back to work for Obama. Then, he stabs Obama in the back to run against him. And now Huntsman's political...
  • Is the CA GOP dead? Maybe...

    08/09/2012 8:55:46 AM PDT · by sfwarrior · 28 replies ^ | 08/08/12 | Adam Sparks
    The NY Times just wrote about the demise of the CA GOP. It claimed its dramatic loss in voter registration, now just 30% of the state's voters, is due to the fact that the party has run out of ideas popular with the electorate and that it has grown increasingly conservative, out of step with independents who decide elections. Yes, the GOP has declined to insignificant status. It's minority status is now so small it can no longer block any legislation or budget that Gov. Brown and the Dems want. We live in a one party state. The state GOP...
  • The Crisis of Liberalism

    08/07/2012 2:00:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | August 2, 2012 | Charles R. Kesler
    In the late innings of the health care fight President Barack Obama told a joint session of Congress, "we did not come here just to clean up crises," even one as big as the Great Recession. "We came to build a future," to do the "great things" that "will meet history's test." He concluded, "This is our calling. This is our character." And that had been his ambition all along. "Let us transform this nation," he implored in 2007 when he announced his candidacy for president. As Election Day 2008 approached, he promised, "We are five days away from fundamentally...