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  • GOP scared of Hillary in 2016? Issa’s claims about Benghazi (They wish!)

    04/29/2013 8:57:29 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 29, 2013 | Aliyah Frumin
    Hillary Clinton to blame for Benghazi? A group of Republicans certainly thinks so. Issa recently pointed to an April 19, 2012, cable acknowledging a request from the embassy in Libya for more security but insisting that a preplanned drawdown would continue. Issa said it proved Clinton denied security because her signature appears on the cable. (Clinton had told Congress that the security issues did not come to her attention). “The secretary of state was just wrong. She said she did not participate in this, and yet only a few months before the attack, she outright denied security in her signature...
  • State Dept, CIA threatening whistleblowers their careers are over if they come forward on Benghazi

    04/29/2013 8:38:46 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 71 replies
    The Right scoop ^ | 04-29-2013
    James Rosen on Special Report tonight said that the State Dept. is not providing ‘a process’ for lawyers, being retained by whistleblowers, to get classified information on Benghazi, as we reported earlier today. But not only are they interfering with the legal representation, Victoria Toensing, one of the attorneys representing the whistleblowers, says that they have clients in both the State Dept. and CIA who are being threatened that if they come forward their careers will be over.
  • Arizona Gov. Brewer Refuses to Stop Using Term “Illegal Immigrant” (Video)

    04/29/2013 8:37:40 PM PDT · by montag813 · 42 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-30-2013 | John Hill
    It’s a good thing Jan Brewer is a politician and not a journalist. The Associated Press recently struck the term “illegal immigrant” from its lexicon. Not so Arizona’s feisty governor — and she’s not backing down on this one. Brewer defended her use of the word during an interview with a clearly irritated ABC News Senior National Correspondant Jim Avila, who repeatedly pestered Brewer to change her language, to no avail: “I’ve heard you use the phrase over and over and over again. They’re insulted by the term, ‘illegal immigrant.’ That that brands a person. What they do is illegal...
  • Israel: Iran has not crossed nuclear 'red line' (Netanyahu!)

    04/29/2013 7:15:27 PM PDT · by haffast · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4-29-2013 | JOSEF FEDERMAN
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday said that Iran is steadily edging closer to nuclear weapons capability but has not yet reached the "red line" he drew in a speech to the United Nations last fall. Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his assessment as Israel took delivery of the fifth of six advanced submarines it has ordered from Germany. The "Dolphin" class vessels are believed to be capable of carrying missiles with nuclear warheads and could play an important role in any future conflict between Israel and Iran. In Iran, an influential former president appeared to be trying to lower...
  • George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man

    04/29/2013 7:05:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 263 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-28-2013 | Eric Golub - OP/ED
    April 28, 2013 George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man Eric Golub BURLINGTON, Vt., April 29, 2013 — The George W. Bush Presidential Library is now living history. The Southern Methodist University campus will house some of the most important documents spanning one of the most consequential periods in American history. Mr. Bush, affably known by nicknames “43,” “Dubya,” and “The Dub,” entered office after a disputed election. His first few months saw him ram through supply-side tax cuts that turned around a slowing economy he “inherited” from his predecessor. Despite a NASDAQ collapse of over 90 percent, Bush...
  • Elizabeth Colbert Busch Goes There On Argentine Affair In Debate With Mark Sanford

    04/29/2013 6:58:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    TPM ^ | 04/29/2013 | BENJY SARLIN
    In their first and only debate ahead of a May 7 special election for the House, Mark Sanford (R) and Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) sparred over budgets, guns, and — of course — the Republican candidate’s personal life. Colbert Busch, a senior administrator at Clemson University, described herself as a “tough independent businesswoman” who understood budgets from her time in the private sector. Sanford, the former congressman and governor, positioned himself as a veteran lawmaker with a “twenty year track record of trying to do something about the way the government spends.” Although South Carolina’s First District is considered GOP-leaning,...
  • Michigan Democrat Caught On Tape Calling Town Official An ‘Arrogant (Racial Slur)’

    04/29/2013 6:54:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    News One ^ | Apr 27, 2013
    Once again proving that racism crosses party lines, Gloria Platko, a Democratic Township Clerk in Buena Vista, Michigan, is refusing to step down from her position after being busted calling Township Supervisor Dwayne Parker an “an arrogant (racial slur),” reports Mediate.com. Interim Township Manager Dexter Mitchell taped a phone conversation and, though Platko’s words are clear, the 63-year-old Dixiecrat claims that it was a “slip of the tongue.” Hear the full conversation below. Platko’a remarks come at the 6:00 mark. Speaking to NBC 25 reporter Walter Smith-Randolp, Platko pulled out the go to bigot card when denying that she’s racist:...
  • Kerry seeks to build Arab support for Israeli-Palestinian peace

    04/29/2013 6:43:15 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-29-2013 | Arshad Mohammed
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry met a group of senior Arab officials on Monday as he sought to build regional support for any fresh push for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Kerry has made no secret of his hope to revive peace talks, which broke down in 2010, but it remains unclear whether U.S. President Barack Obama will decide to back a major U.S. effort. In convening the group, Kerry is trying to ensure that a new peace process would have the backing of the Arab states, who, if they were to offer Israel a comprehensive peace, hold a powerful...
  • Desegregation, before Brown - Barry Goldwater and the forgotten campaign in Phoenix

    04/29/2013 6:08:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 29, 2013 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education is one of the great landmarks of American history. It is also a good example of the fact that the law is not about the law. Maybe one in 500 college students ever has read the decision, and probably very few Americans could tell you much about the legal questions involved in Brown, but the moral question at the heart of the case — whether an apartheid regime of “separate but [formally] equal” would be allowed to stand in these United States — is well understood. It was well...
  • So Much BS, So Little Time

    04/29/2013 6:02:27 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | April 27, 2013 | Burt Prelutsky
    Over 30 states have voted against recognizing same-sex marriages, and of the few states where it’s legal, most have had it mandated by judicial bullies, not through the election process. But in spite of all that, gays and other leftists insist that within a few years, homosexual marriages will be legal in all 50 states. They base that conclusion on the polls that show that young people favor the silly notion. What these seers ignore is that as people mature, get married, have children, as often as not, they discard the faddish beliefs they held in their twenties. After all,...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 4-29-13

    04/29/2013 5:46:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 4-29-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Dems push gun control agenda in DC, but not in battleground states

    04/29/2013 5:02:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Democratic leaders are wooing staunchly pro-gun candidates to run in pivotal Senate races at the same time they are discussing a strategy for bringing gun control legislation back up for debate. The two-pronged effort has prompted Republicans to accuse the Senate Democratic leadership of hypocrisy, but Democrats say it is simply smart politics. The question is whether two of the Democrats’ most promising potential candidates in Montana and South Dakota will pay a price for the leadership’s political maneuverings in Washington. Or will recruiting candidates who do not support President Obama’s gun control agenda have any effect on Democratic fundraising...
  • Jane Fonda hand & footprint ceremony in Los Angeles

    04/29/2013 3:26:45 PM PDT · by haffast · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | April 27, 2013 | UPI
    "Actress Jane Fonda participates in a hand & footprint ceremony honoring her as part of the TCM Classic Film Festival, at TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on April 27, 2013." Read more: http://www.upi.com/News_Photos/Entertainment/Jane-Fonda-hand-footprint-ceremony-in-Los-Angeles/7662/#ixzz2RtQFiDXt
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, April-29-2013

    04/29/2013 2:24:54 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 74 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Dem resolution warns climate change could push women to ‘transactional sex’

    04/29/2013 2:16:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | april 29, 20123 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men, and could even drive poor women to "transactional sex" for survival. The resolution, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output. It says these changes can be particularly harmful for women. "[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health," it says....
  • Benghazi: Troubling Questions - What did Obama know and when did he know it? (Michael Barone)

    04/29/2013 2:10:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 29, 2013 | Michael Barone
    "What difference, at this point, does it make?" That was then–Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s angry response to a question about the State Department’s account of the attack on the Benghazi consulate in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered on September 11, 2012. Her response was cheered by leftist commentators on MSNBC. Righteous indignation is so attractive. But of course it makes a difference. Hillary Clinton is leading in polls for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and general election. It’s always legitimate to examine the performance of a front-runner for the presidency. And of the president...
  • Lying about the law? How can you tell?

    04/29/2013 2:00:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2013 | Robert Potts
    When the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Manchin/Toomey background check amendment in April of this year, President Obama complained that opponents were lying about the gun control bill. The bill and the amendment were written in what amounts to a legal foreign language... --snip-- The list of failures is a long one. House and Senate rules direct that committee reports accompanying bills describe in detail how the bill changes existing law. Except S. 649 came to the Senate floor without a committee report, as is often the case with controversial bills most in need of explanation. The cryptic language...
  • Bush v. Obama

    04/29/2013 12:25:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    TWS ^ | May 6, 2013 | Fred Barnes
    A study in contrasts. President Obama is not known for his graciousness. But the occasion—the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum—called for kind words about his predecessor in the White House. So he said that if immigration reform passes Congress this year, “it will be in large part thanks to all the hard work of the president, George W. Bush.” Bush had “restarted” the drive to overhaul our immigration system seven years ago, Obama said. Bush, always gracious, thanked Obama and wife Michelle for coming to the ceremony. “Unlike the other presidents here”—Jimmy Carter, George H. W....
  • REPORT: State Dept. blocking lawyers from representing Benghazi whistleblowers

    04/29/2013 12:11:55 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 04-29-2013
    WMAL interviewed former US Attorney Joe DiGenova this morning and he revealed that the State Department is actively blocking lawyers from representing the Benghazi whistleblowers by denying them access to classified information, something they must have at a minimum to be able to discuss the case with their clients. He specifically cited Victoria Toensing as one of the lawyers being denied access to classified information, despite the fact that she has top-secret clearance.
  • McAuliffe car co. parent in off-shore tax shelter

    04/29/2013 12:11:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 4/29/2013 | By Tori Richards and Earl Glynn
    The parent company of a “green” car venture with ties to the Obama administration and Democratic Party leader Terry McAuliffe is incorporated in the tax shelter country of the British Virgin Islands, Watchdog has learned. Yet just nine months ago McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee chairman and part owner of GreenTech Automotive Inc., blasted Mitt Romney over allegations the presidential candidate had an offshore bank account. “You’re running for president,” McAuliffe told the Daily Caller. “People just don’t get that. I mean, why do you have an offshore bank account? So we’ve got a long way to go.”
  • Reviving the CDC’s Gun-Factoid Factory - With the president’s okay, the agency resumes business...

    04/29/2013 11:54:14 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 29, 2013 | Timothy Wheeler, M.D.
    With the president’s okay, the agency resumes business as usual. In 1863 President Lincoln signed a congressional charter creating the National Academy of Sciences. Now, 150 years later, President Obama is enlisting NAS to implement an item in his January 16 plan to change the lives of America’s 100 million gun owners. He has directed the Centers for Disease Control to resume research on gun injuries and deaths, and the NAS’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a public workshop last week specifically tasked with shaping the direction of the CDC’s firearm research. Government-funded gun research was openly biased in the...
  • Print Your Gun Parts at Home

    04/29/2013 11:41:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    reason.com ^ | May 2013 | J.D. Tuccille
    In February, the techie gun-rights group Defense Distributed unveiled a 3D-printed lower receiver for an AR-15 rifle that withstood hundreds of rounds of fire. A YouTube video of the component in action was accompanied by the terse statement, “Does not fail from firing stresses. 600+ rounds.” This impressive development came just months after the group earned some ribbing for its first attempt at a homebrewed plastic receiver (the core of the AR-15 and the component that is technically regulated by law), which disintegrated after six shots. But success followed failure, as Defense Distributed unveiled a high-capacity rifle magazine that could...
  • FAKE FOLLOWERS: The New York Times Turns On Polis (Colorado Congresscritter)

    04/29/2013 11:39:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | April 26, 2013
    the high prevalence of Democratic legislators, including Jared Polis, who “bought friends” on Twitter (approximately 82%). The original story cited The Hill. Yesterday, the New York Times also has called out Polis for his fake friends. ... While Polis may be cited as the member of Congress with the highest percentage of fakes, he’s certainly not the only liberal guilty of this type of astroturfing. The Hill also noted that it was estimated that 70% of President Obama’s followers also were bought. While a few (thousand or million) fake followers on Twitter may not seem like a big deal, does...
  • Obama’s Misfire on Gun Control

    04/29/2013 11:18:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 29, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Unintended consequences: Many states are passing laws to loosen rules on guns.We’ve all seen the cartoons on television. Our hapless protagonist, caught up in the heat of the moment, fails to notice that the barrel of his gun is bent backward toward his face. When he pulls the trigger, he hits himself, blowing his Stetson hat off — or worse. Long before Barack Obama came fully out of the gun-control closet and dressed himself in the gaudy attire of the crusader, he held a solid claim to the title of Best Inadvertent Gun Salesman in History. His credentials are impeccable:...
  • Reports of the Obama Presidency's Death Are Exaggerated

    04/29/2013 11:14:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/29/2013 | By Daren Jonescu
    A tentative murmur of hopefulness among some American conservatives is threatening to explode into joyous optimism. A few rough days for the Obama administration, combined with Obama's lame duck status, seem to have created an intoxicating elixir of wishful thinking, and a surprising number of people are quaffing this elixir without reserve. I feel like a teetotaler at a Dionysian bash, watching everyone else progressing from gaiety to hysteria, and wondering how they could be so careless as to set themselves up for the horrible morning after that awaits them. Obama is finished, the revelers exclaim. His agenda has run...
  • Election Fraud in a Presidential Election: Did forged signatures tip the 2008 race?

    04/29/2013 11:10:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/29/2013 | Hans von Spakovsky John Fund
    Last Thursday, according to Fox News, a jury in Indiana found that “fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot” in the 2008 election. We wrote about the discovery of this fraud in our book, Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk. The mastermind behind the ballot-petition fraud was one Butch Morgan, then the Democratic-party chairman of St. Joseph County. With the help of three other employees of the county board of elections, Morgan faked names and signatures on ballot petitions that qualified Obama and Clinton for the May 6 Democratic primary....
  • Ranger Up Presents: The Damn Few Episode 12: Gun Control (Video)

    04/29/2013 10:57:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-28-2013 | Ranger Up
    WARNING! - This animation is Not Safe For Work, contains very foul language, and is at times extremely violent! (Also, the audio could be better.) Enjoy!
  • Sowell: The Art of the Impossible

    04/29/2013 10:54:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 30, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Someone called politics "the art of the possible." But, in the era of the modern welfare state, politics is largely the art of the impossible. Those people morbid enough to keep track of politicians' promises may remember how Barack Obama said that ObamaCare would lower medical costs — and lots of people bought it. But if you stop and think, however old-fashioned that may seem these days, do you seriously believe that millions more people can be given medical care and vast new bureaucracies created to administer payment for it, with no additional costs? Just as there is no free...
  • Pelosi: Gov’t Childcare Next ‘Pillar’ of America, ‘Children Learning, Parents Earning’

    04/29/2013 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Pelosi: Gov’t Childcare Next ‘Pillar’ of America, ‘Children Learning, Parents Earning’ April 29, 2013 By Eric Scheiner (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a gathering in Cleveland that childcare for all should be the next “pillar” of American government and “the president comes close in his budget when he says ‘preschool for all’, because we have a situation of children learning, parents earning.” “I need your help on this because we talked about - Social Security a pillar of economic stability for America’s families,” Pelosi said at the City Club of Cleveland on April 15. “Medicare and Medicaid another...
  • Toomey says he won't take new shot at gun bill

    04/29/2013 10:00:02 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 28, 2013 | Jonathan Tamari and Craig R. McCoy
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) dismissed talk Friday that he might take a second run at passing new gun laws, even as a new poll found voters in the state giving him high marks for backing a bipartisan plan to expand background checks. "My own view is very simple: The Senate has had its vote. We've seen the outcome of that vote. I am not aware of any reason to believe that if we had the vote again that we'd have a different outcome," Toomey said on a conference call. He was responding to a question about a...
  • The five strangest moments of Sanford's House campaign

    04/29/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/2013 | By Cameron Joseph
    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's (R) attempted political resurrection has turned the state’s House special election into one of the most unusual races in recent memory.  He's been damaged by personal accusations and peculiar missteps, and responded in ways previously unimagined by political operatives. Senior Republicans believe Sanford could still win in the heavily conservative district on May 7 — but it won’t be easy.  Or pretty.  Here are the five strangest moments of the campaign.1. Sanford asks his ex-wife Jenny Sanford to be his campaign manager Jenny Sanford was her husband’s campaign manager and top political adviser for...
  • Media Cheers ObamaCare at White House Correspondents Dinner (VIDEO)

    04/29/2013 9:21:41 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 26 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | April 29 | Staff
    During his opening remarks, White House Correspondents' Association President and Fox News' Ed Henry brought up President Obama's signature healthcare law to... wild applause from an audience comprised of prominent media figures.
  • What Will Happen When The Government Collapses?

    04/29/2013 9:11:55 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 109 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | Arpil 27, 2013 | Floyd Brown
    Yesterday, my colleague, Marty Biancuzzo, explained why America is on a path to inevitable economic and government collapse. After reading Marty’s piece, another colleague asked me: What will America look like after a government collapse? It’s an important question, and I want to give a satisfactory answer. But I can’t do that in one short column, so I plan to return to this topic several times over the next few weeks. I hope that when I’m done, you will have a better understanding of where the country is headed. Now, consider our current situation… It’s clear that Barack Obama and...
  • Judge Jeanine to 'mother of jihadis': We don't want you here (Video)

    04/29/2013 9:02:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Apr 28, 2013 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Judge Jeanine Pirro answers the public statements of Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of the two Boston terrorists. Answering the questions, "Why didn't you send him to Guantanamo or whatever? Why did they have to kill him?" Pirro says this is an admission of knowledge that her dead son was a terrorist. Pirro also takes the Obama administration to task for sending a federal judge to read her surviving son his rights and ending an FBI interrogation. And she asks about Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to not "reveal what kind of taxpayer assistance Tamerlan got on grounds of privacy." "Privacy? What privacy?...
  • Report: Cuomo won't run against Clinton in 2016

    04/29/2013 7:25:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    By Lucy Madison / CBS News/ April 29, 2013, 9:13 AM Report: Cuomo won't run against Clinton in 2016 Despite widespread speculation he's been eying the job, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told associates he won't run for president if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does, according to the New York Post. Cuomo, New York's first-term Democratic governor and the son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, would face a steep challenge in mounting a nomination bid against Clinton, who has a wide and readily accessible base of support, and who also has strong ties within New York political circles....

    04/29/2013 6:18:26 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/29/2013 | Awr Hawkins
    Speaking to FOX NEWS' Chris Wallace on April 28, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he is "absolutely" going to bring his gun control bill to the Senate floor for another vote. The bill, the Manchin-Toomey background check 'compromise,' was tabled by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on April 17 after failing to get the votes necessary to pass. And since then, co-sponsor Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) has said he's done pushing the gun control bill. And as Wallace pointed out to Manchin, even Democrats have lost interest in it.
  • Mike Tyson: 'I Have the More Money When Bush and Reagan was President'

    04/29/2013 6:08:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Mike Tyson: 'I Have the More Money When Bush and Reagan was President' "I'm going to work on that too with this Obama administration. Just seeking this Obamacare helps us keep money." Daniel Halper April 29, 2013 8:50 AM Mike Tyson weighed in on taxes and Obamacare this morning on Fox News: "I look forward to paying off my taxes and paying off my country, because that's my duty," said Tyson, who owes back taxes to the IRS. "I know that they say that's legal extortion, but, listen, I'm living in this country, and if I've got to pay taxes,...
  • It’s official: Obama spends more time on recreation than economy

    04/29/2013 6:05:55 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 12 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 4/29/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    A report released by the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), has concluded that President Barack Obama has spent twice as much time on vacation and golf as he has in economic meetings throughout his entire term in office. That may come as no surprise to some, but the nonpartisan GAI actually conducted an analysis which found Obama spent ...read more here.
  • Foxx Tapped As Secretary Of Transportation

    04/29/2013 5:34:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Avweb.com ^ | Apr 29, 2013
    Foxx Tapped As Secretary Of Transportation The mayor of Charlotte, NC has been tapped as the next Secretary of Transportation according to numerous media outlets who have spoken with "unnamed sources." Anthony Foxx was the host of the Democratic National Convention last year and recently announced he would not be running for re-election in Charlotte. Foxx is a lawyer who worked briefly for a hybrid bus company while sitting on Charlotte council. He became Charlotte's mayor at the age of 38 in 2009. He does not appear to have any aviation experience. Among the other potential candidates for the post...
  • Leftists Defend Radical Islam — Conservatives Befriend Secular Muslims

    04/29/2013 5:32:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 29, 2013 | Larry Greenfield
    On April 11th, 2013, I participated in a public forum entitled “Islamists Rising in the Middle East: Where Next for America?” The panel was held at the University of California at Davis, (UCD), as a free event for the community, organized by the student club of the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI). As an alum of nearby UC Berkeley, I expected some interest in the program, having previously documented campus radicalism in California. The panel included a leading scholar on the Middle East, Daniel Pipes, known for well-informed and well-traveled insights. His main theme for the evening was that radical Islam...
  • The Premature Mirandizing of a Terrorist

    04/29/2013 5:30:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 29, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The last showing of The Longest Day ended at the Paramount Theater before midnight. After the lights had dimmed and the patrons filed out, their minds still filled with the sights and sounds of soldiers fighting and dying at Normandy, the eighteen-year-old girl who had stood behind the concessions counter handing them popcorn and sodas went home. It was late at night when she began walking home from the bus stop, but crime rates in Phoenix, Arizona were only beginning the upward rise that would take hold in the seventies. In 1963, the year that Lois Ann Jameson was walking...
  • Frank Luntz and Focus Groups are Destroying the GOP

    04/29/2013 4:12:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/29/2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Frank Luntz may smugly believe that Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and other right wing talk radio hosts are "responsible for the stark polarization within the nation's political discourse" and therefore "problematic" for the Republican Party. I submit the problem is that Luntz, and a misguided over-reliance on focus groups, has neutered and thus destroyed any semblance of courage in the GOP's message. Luntz is conflating, as many wonks and number crunchers do, cause and effect with regard to the bigger realities and polarization. The country is polarized because, well, we are polarized. Rush and "the great one" didn't make it...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - April 29, 2013

    04/29/2013 2:53:04 AM PDT · by sneakers · 9 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD) WOBX - Outer banks NC WVTT 96.7 - Olean, NY http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) And now on 166 XM
  • Millions in CIA 'ghost money' paid to Afghan president's office: New York Times

    04/28/2013 11:20:58 PM PDT · by LucyT · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 28, 2013 | Jason Reed
    Tens of millions of U.S. dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, according to the New York Times, citing current and former advisers to the Afghan leader. The so-called "ghost money" was meant to buy influence for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) but instead fuelled corruption and empowered warlords, undermining Washington's exit strategy from Afghanistan, the newspaper quoted U.S. officials as saying. "The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan", one American official said, "was the United States."
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: further Benghazi hearings ‘coming quickly’

    04/28/2013 9:35:51 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04-28-2013 | Robert Laurie
    If you thought the Benghazi cover-up story was a thing of the past, think again. According to Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC), more hearings are imminent, and they promise to be “explosive.”
  • Senior Egypt officials in Iran for Syria talks

    04/28/2013 7:55:54 PM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-28-2013 | Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Senior aides to Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi made a rare visit to Tehran for talks with Iran on an Islamic initiative to seek a peaceful solution to Syria's civil war, the two sides said on Sunday. Tehran is Syria's closest ally and has provided money, weapons, intelligence and training for President Bashar al-Assad's forces, while Egypt has given political support to the opposition Syrian National Coalition fighting to oust him. Mursi's foreign affairs adviser Essam Haddad and his chief-of-staff Rifaa El-Tahtawy met Iranian officials in a follow-up to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's groundbreaking visit to Cairo in...
  • In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites

    04/28/2013 7:01:40 PM PDT · by thecodont · 43 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 6:06 pm, Sunday, April 28, 2013 | By HOPE YEN, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home. Had people voted last November at the same rates they did in 2004, when black turnout was below its current historic levels, Republican Mitt Romney would have won narrowly, according to an analysis conducted for The Associated Press. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/In-a-first-black-voter-turnout-rate-passes-whites-4470090.php#ixzz2RoVrhiJ5
  • Brit Hume: "The Country May Now Indeed Be Ready For Another Bush" (VIDEO)

    04/28/2013 5:17:34 PM PDT · by Third Person · 58 replies
    RCP ^ | April 28th, 2013 | Staff
    BRIT HUME: This is absolutely what I would have expected from Barbara Bush. She suffered terribly when the slings and arrows were being aimed first at her husband, then at her son, and then to whatever extent it was to her other son who was -- and I think she's fed up and had long had enough of her men being on the firing line. But I think in terms of the public's estimation, that cycles are accelerated these days, and the country may now indeed be ready for another Bush. And if you think about Jeb Bush, he doesn't...
  • Report: Obama Spent Twice as Much Time on Vacation/Golf as Economy

    04/28/2013 4:54:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Report: Obama Spent Twice as Much Time on Vacation/Golf as Economy by Wynton Hall 28 Apr 2013, 4:00 PM PDT According to a new report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), President Barack Obama has spent over twice as many hours on vacation and golf (976 hours) as he has in economic meetings of any kind (474.4 hours). The report, “Presidential Calendar: A Time-Based Analysis,” used the official White House calendar, Politico’s comprehensive presidential calendar, and media reports through March 31, 2013 to calculate its results. GAI’s findings may actually understate Obama’s recreational hours. Last year, Obama told CBS...
  • Syria intervention drawing closer but not because of chemical weapons

    04/28/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT · by haffast · 12 replies
    Today's Zamon ^ | 4-27-2013 | MAHIR ZEYNALOV
    Is the use of chemical weapons that outrageous? Killing innocent people with chemical weapons is definitely a grave war crime, but causing the death of more than 80,000 is definitely a bigger war crime. Why then does the type of weapons used in massacring people determine when to intervene? US President Barack Obama has said potential use of chemical weapons is “going to be a game changer” in Syria, where repeated calls for intervention fell on deaf ears for more than two years. The US and major powers have so far weathered calls for intervention for several reasonable reasons. Except...