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  • UN Ambassador Won't Answer Questions on Lack of Marines, Free Speech

    09/16/2012 2:32:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, refused to answer on Sunday questions about the lack of Marines at the U.S. consulate in Libya prior to eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. She also punted when asked why the Obama administration initially, in its response to the unrest at the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, did not stand up for free speech or make any mention that the Internet video that mocked Muhammed was protected under the Constitution of the United States.
  • Black Panthers may deploy again at polling places

    09/16/2012 2:26:46 PM PDT · by yank in the UK · 86 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 16th sept, 2012 | Pat Dollard
    WASHINGTON – Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, stated today in a radio interview that his controversial group may deploy at voting booths in the November presidential elections, claiming such a move is needed to ensure there is no “intimidation against our people.”
  • African-American Christians waver over vote

    09/16/2012 1:39:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | 9/16/12 | Rachell Zoll
    Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day. That's a worrisome message for the nation's first African-American president, who can't afford to lose any voters from his base in a tight race. The pastors say their congregants are asking how a true Christian could back same-sex marriage, as President Barack Obama did in May. As for Republican Mitt Romney, the first Mormon nominee from a major party, congregants are questioning the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ...
  • NY voters' gay marriage reaction a caution for GOP

    09/16/2012 1:07:33 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 16 2012 | Associated Press
    Republican primary voters in New York punished two incumbents last week who voted to legalize same-sex marriage, firing a potential warning shot nationwide toward GOP lawmakers who could soon face tough votes in their states. Two of the four veteran — and long-secure — Republican senators in New York who voted for same-sex marriage a year ago await counts of absentee ballots as they sweat out the political fight of their lives. A third announced his retirement this year in the face of strong opposition to his gay marriage vote. A fourth won his primary Thursday but only after a...
  • More details emerge on U.S. ambassador's last moments

    09/16/2012 1:05:38 PM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | September 16, 2012 | Arwa Damon
    Benghazi, Libya (CNN) -- Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.
  • Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 47%, Mack (R) 40%

    09/16/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 62 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9-16-12 | Scott Rasmussen
    emocratic incumbent Bill Nelson still leads Republican Connie Mack in Florida's hotly contested U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Nelson with 47% support to Mack’s 40%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, while eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The latest findings show no change from mid-August. Florida remains Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. Nelson was first elected to the Senate in 2006 to fill the seat vacated by Mack’s father. President Obama has now moved...
  • "Premeditated": Obama Administration Contradicts Libyans on Attack

    09/16/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 16, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Obama Admin Official Contradicts Libyan Accounts of Attack On Sunday, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice continued to support the Obama Administration's story that the Libyan attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya that resulted in the death of an ambassador were the result of spontaneous action by rioters rather than a planned and coordinated attack. The only problem with this stance is that it contradicts all reports that are coming out of Libya and statements made by Libya's own president. Whether this is out of political expediency or an Obama Administration's inability to get on the same page...
  • Romney/Ryan Event Cancelled

    09/16/2012 11:57:45 AM PDT · by flyingx · 57 replies
    Romney/Ryan Pueblo, Colorado Rally Cancelled
  • State Dept. Rules of Engagement Kept Marines out of Tripoli, Benghazi in Libya

    09/16/2012 11:55:51 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Paul Mirengoff at Powerline (reported) that the Marine Corps issued a statement on Thursday confirming that prior to the September 11 murder of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, no Marines were stationed in Libya, either at the United States mission in Benghazi or the United States embassy in Tripoli.The Marine Corps has issued a statement regarding its involvement in the recent actions in Egypt and Libya. .. In Libya, the Corps says that no Marines are stationed at the Embassy in Tripoli or the Consulate in Benghazi. Security in Libya, such as it existed, apparently was...
  • Obama’s Foreign Policy Of Reconciliation Lies In Tatters [Domestic Too, But Obama Still Leads!]

    09/16/2012 11:55:36 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 16, 2012 | Janet Daley
    Obama’s Foreign Policy Of Reconciliation Lies In Tatters The President appears to be rethinking his stance on American interference abroad. Will he let the electorate know before the election? A spectacularly successful White House spin operation saw to it that the only topic for debate in the media after the killing of American ambassador By Janet Daley 15 Sep 2012 What exactly is the nature and intention of Barack Obama’s foreign policy? What has the net effect been of his emphasis on apology and reconciliation with the Muslim world? How does he now see America’s global role? Bizarrely enough, none...
  • Former Secret Service Agent..Obama AdminHas Shown ‘Sheer Incompetence’-Libya Attack

    09/16/2012 11:41:57 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9-16-12 | Jason Howerton
    Complete title, too long to fit in space: Former Secret Service Agent Tells Wilkow Obama Administration Has Shown ‘Sheer Incompetence’ in Handling Libya Attack ### On Friday, TheBlazeTV’s Andrew Wilkow hosted former Secret Service agent and GOP Senate candidate Dan Bongino to discuss the facts surrounding the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya earlier this week. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his staff were killed when an angry mob of Islamists stormed the compound. Bongino said there are only two possible reasons the U.S. was as unprepared for the fiery assault as it was. “Either...
  • Activists to Romney: Why Aren't You Beating Obama?

    09/16/2012 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 175 replies
    associated press ^ | September 16, 2012 | Kasie Hunt
    WASHINGTON - Republican activists are incredulous: Why can't Republican Mitt Romney seem to break open a tight race with President Barack Obama given the nation's sluggish economy and conservative enthusiasm to beat the Democrat? "He ought to be killing Obama, and he's clearly not doing that," said 32-year-old R.J. Robinson, one of the thousands of activists attending the annual Values Voters Summit this weekend. "He should be doing better."
  • CNN Reporter Sends Obama Donation Request Form to Twitter Followers

    09/16/2012 10:45:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    NewBusters ^ | September 16, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    This appears to be the height of journalistic malpractice. On September 13, CNN political reporter Peter Hamby sent an Obama campaign donation request form to his Twitter followers:
  • Pelosi: Mitt Romney is not going to be President of the United States

    09/16/2012 10:23:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to even entertain the idea of working with Mitt Romney to solve the nation’s problems on Sunday. Why? Because “Mitt Romney’s not going to be President of the United States,” she told CNN’s Candy Crowley, bursting out into laugher. “I think everybody knows that, right?”
  • Full Interview: Prime Minister Netanyahu on Meet the Press

    09/16/2012 10:15:41 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | September 16th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    David Gregory spends much of his time trying to get Netanyahu to criticize the Obama administration, which he will not do publicly. He says, as he has in the past, that he won’t be drawn into American elections and refuses to say anything along those lines. But he is firm on the idea that red lines must be drawn for Iran to keep them from getting nuclear weapons. It is a good interview. Watch below:
  • Opinion: The reality of Islamaphobia (mega barf!)

    09/16/2012 10:05:53 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    I was raised as an evangelical Christian in America, and any discussion of Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations around the world must include the phenomenon of American Islamophobia, for which large sectors of evangelical Christianity in America serve as a greenhouse. At a time when U.S. embassies are being attacked and when people are getting killed over an offensive, adolescent and puerile film targeting Islam - beyond pathetic in its tawdriness – we must begin to own up to the reality of evangelical Islamaphobia. Many of my own relatives receive and forward pious-sounding and alarm-bell-ringing e-mails that trumpet (IN LOTS OF CAPITAL LETTERS...
  • New poll gives Harper seven point lead on NDP

    09/16/2012 9:57:02 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    CP24 ^ | September 16, 2012
    OTTAWA -- A quiet summer has given Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives some breathing room as they head Monday into what could be an acrimonious fall sitting of Parliament. A new poll gives the governing party a seven-point lead over the Opposition New Democrats -- a cushion they may need if a second omnibus budget implementation bill sparks the same public backlash and all-out parliamentary warfare its predecessor did last spring. The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey, which was conducted Aug. 30-Sept. 10, put Conservative support at 34 per cent of respondents, the NDP at 27, the Liberals at 24 and...
  • Obama vs. the First Amendment

    09/16/2012 9:54:05 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    Democrats and their sharky Obamedia defense lawyers are in a snit. For three dreamy convention days in Charlotte, they told themselves that, for the first time in decades, it was their guy who had the upper hand when it came to national security. Now that bubble has burst, the way contrived narratives do when they crash into concrete challenges. At that point, an airy president of the world won’t do; we need to have a president of the United States, a job that has never suited, and has never been of much interest to, Barack Obama. Defense against foreign enemies...
  • The White House and Press Create a Fairy Tale Version of History

    09/16/2012 9:36:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    When I was a kid, a popular TV show (and earlier a radio one) was You Are There, the theme of which was bringing the viewer into re-enacted historic events to better learn about them. Watching the Middle East doings this week with any degree of care, news consumers can see quite clearly how mendacious officials, media and our enemies have created a false storyline about the uprisings in Cairo and Libya which, among other things have resulted in the murder of an Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his aides, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods and the...
  • As Usual, PBS 'Conservative' David Brooks Agrees With Liberals:

    09/16/2012 9:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 16, 2012 | Tim Graham
    On the PBS NewsHour weekly pundit roundup on Friday, they reviewed the media's assault on Mitt Romney with the usual NewsHour balance: liberal Washington Post columnist (and former reporter) Ruth Marcus gave Obama an A and Romney an F, and said Romney's remarks were "really disgraceful" and his "doubling down was just unconscionable." And the alleged conservative, David Brooks agreed, with less passion about Romney's argument: "it was not good." He also joked that Romney's campaign is over. He knows how to please the bosses at PBS. Marcus took the first shot: RUTH MARCUS: I wouldn't give the president absolutely...