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  • Poll: Wisconsin's Walker to survive union recall drive

    02/29/2012 9:06:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 33 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 29 Feb 2012
    So much for that recall effort. According to a new Rasmussen poll of likely Wisconsin voters, Gov. Scott Walker should survive an effort to throw out his 2010 election, a campaign driven by pro-union activists angered that he limited collective bargaining rights for public employees in a budget-cutting move. It’s a huge and positive switch for Scott’s fortunes. Opponents made headlines when they easily collected 1 million signatures on a recall petition. Walker this week said he would not challenge the signatures-including names like “Donald Duck”-because there isn’t enough time before the May recall election. Rasmussen’s poll is the latest...
  • Numerous Tea Party chapters claim IRS attempts to sabotage nonprofit status

    02/29/2012 9:17:32 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 4+ views
    Numerous Tea Party chapters claim IRS attempts to sabotage nonprofit status By Perry Chiaramonte Published February 28, 2012 | Tea Party chapters around the nation are blasting the Internal Revenue Service after the federal agency sent them letters demanding information about their politics, contributors and even family members. In letters sent from IRS offices in Cincinnati earlier this month, chapters including the Waco (Texas) Tea Party and the Ohio Liberty Council were asked to provide a list of donors, identify volunteers, financial support for and relationships with political candidates and parties, and even printed copies of their Facebook pages....
  • With a Kenyan father Obama’s 18 year old mother couldn’t have Constitutional conveyed citizenship

    02/29/2012 9:01:11 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 5 replies ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    Attorney Orly Taitz vowed to shove everything she had concerning Barack Obama’s evidentiary problem at last week’s eligibility challenge in front of Indiana’s election board. Taitz, whose airline ticket to the hearing was purchased by a concerned citizen presented evidence of a “stolen social security number and a forgery instead of a birth certificate!” She told WND reporter Bob Unruh that Indiana just removed their Secretary of State Charlie White for his discrepancies with voter registration irregularities over “minor” problems. Taitz said our sitting president’s eligibility problems are major in comparison. But new questions about the status of BHO’s teen...
  • Chu: DOE working to wean U.S. off oil, not lower prices

    02/29/2012 4:30:37 AM PST · by tobyhill · 76 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/28/2012 | By ALEX GUILLEN
    The Energy Department isn’t working to lower gasoline prices directly, Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday after a Republican lawmaker scolded him for his now-infamous 2008 comment that gas prices in the U.S. should be as high as in Europe. Instead, DOE is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles, Chu told House appropriators during a hearing on DOE’s budget. But Americans need relief now, Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) said — not high gasoline prices that could eventually push them to alternatives. “I can’t look at motivations. I have to look at results. And under this administration the...
  • Time Marches On

    02/29/2012 5:25:13 AM PST · by evilrooster · 2 replies
    "What they didn't expect was the complete ineptness of this president!" A great many have made something close to this statement over the last three years. Stating that voters did not expect the complete ineptness of Obama is a very dangerous and misguided assertion to make. Conservative pundits almost overwhelmingly make this incorrect assumption in every critique of the administration. These pundits could not possibly be more wrong.  I contend that there is absolutely nothing inept about this president. He is quite capable.Each and every action taken by Obama is but a step in a grand plan that marches towards achieving...
  • Russian tank-making city at heart of Putin’s campaign to regain Kremlin

    02/28/2012 10:07:13 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Nizhny Tagil, despite a sprinkling of shiny new shops and restaurants, is largely a grim landscape of sooty neighborhoods, muddy, rutted roads and creaking government buildings. Disappointment with the state of the city’s roads, schools and hospitals led to Putin’s United Russia party earning a dismal 32 percent of the vote in December’s parliamentary elections in Nizhny Tagil — well below the national total of just under 50 percent. Putin needs to win more than half the national vote in March if he is to avoid a second round.
  • Santorum blames 2008 mortgage crisis on $4-per-gallon gas

    02/27/2012 2:32:03 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 59 replies · 1+ views ^ | 02/27/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Rick Santorum on Monday blamed the housing crisis on high gas prices. During a campaign appearance in Michigan, Santorum said the housing bubble burst in 2008 because people could no longer afford to pay their mortgages because of high gas prices. "We went into a recession in 2008 because of gasoline prices," Santorum said in Michigan according to Buzzfeed. "The bubble burst in housing because people couldn’t pay their mortgages because of $4 a gallon gasoline."
  • Trashing Tricare...Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military

    02/27/2012 1:42:26 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies · 10+ views
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/27/2012 | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges. The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention. The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the...
  • The Democrat Gas Hypocrisy

    02/27/2012 12:16:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 4+ views
    Rush ^ | February 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Michael Janovsky at the New York Times, April 24th, 2006, about six years ago: "Democrats Eager to Exploit Anger Over Gas Prices." This is back in 2006. The Democrats were running for office in the midterm elections trying to talk us into a recession. This is after they had failed at trying to talk us into failure in Iraq. "Democrats running for Congress are moving quickly to use the most recent surge in oil and gasoline prices to bash Republicans over energy policy, and more broadly, the direction of the country. With oil prices hitting a high this week...
  • Cardinal George: no Catholic hospitals in 2 years unless HHS mandate is rescinded

    02/27/2012 9:15:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies · 7+ views
    Warning that the Church is being “despoiled of her institutions” as “freedom of conscience and of religion become a memory from a happier past,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago observes that “the Catholic Church in the United States is being told she must ‘give up’ her health care institutions, her universities and many of her social service organizations.” “So far in American history, our government has respected the freedom of individual conscience and of institutional integrity for all the many religious groups that shape our society,” he continues. “The government has not compelled them to perform or pay for what...
  • Koch Industries: Obama trying to “Chill free speech and squelch dissent”

    02/27/2012 6:20:08 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 24, 2012 6:46 pm | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Philip Ellender, president of government affairs for Koch Industries, charges in a letter to Obama campaign manager Jim Messina that President Obama and his campaign are fostering “an effort to chill free speech and squelch dissent.” The Obama campaign today put out a fundraising email by Messina blaming the Koch brothers for higher gas prices. Charles and David Koch, the majority owners of the refining and manufacturing giant Koch Industries, have become a favorite target for the Obama administration since before the 2010 midterm elections. In the fundraising email, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina wrote: “In just about 24 hours,...
  • Stock Market Picks 90 Percent of Presidential Elections

    02/26/2012 10:13:13 PM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Finance/ US News ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Lauren Fox
    Since this article is originally from US News, which cannot be excerpted, no excerpt, but brief description in my comments section. For more detail, please see article at the link.
  • Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has big lead in Tennessee, poll shows

    02/26/2012 9:29:19 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 28 replies · 3+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Feb 27, 2012 | Michael Cass/The Tennessean
    NASHVILLE — Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania has brought his national momentum to Tennessee, outdistancing Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney by a nearly two-to-one margin among voters taking part in a new Vanderbilt University poll. But with Tennessee’s GOP primary now just nine days away, the race here remains fluid because one in four potential voters says he doesn’t know or doesn’t like any of the candidates, said Vanderbilt political science professor John Geer. “As big a theme as Santorum leading is that a lot of people haven’t made up their minds,” said Geer, co-director of the Vanderbilt Center...
  • Feinstein challenger: Drop Fast & Furious gun-control agenda

    02/25/2012 9:34:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/21/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    California Republican Elizabeth Emken, who is challenging 20-year incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein for her seat in November, told The Daily Caller that her opponent is “protecting Washington insiders” with regard to Operation Fast and Furious. “Rather than Feinstein trumpeting her own gun control agenda here, she should be working to the get the truth out to the American public,” Emken said in a phone interview. “And, I think [House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell] Issa is very meticulous in ensuring that this is a fact-based investigation. Where will it end? I think you and I both have a pretty...
  • Is There a Doctor in the House?

    02/26/2012 6:50:15 AM PST · by evilrooster · 2 replies · 2+ views
    The patient is in a fragile state and taking a turn for the worst.  Foreclosures continue to rise, unemployment remains unbearable, gas prices are rising and are expected to go to historic levels, our enemies mock us and our allies fear us, the Constitution is being shredded and the ever-increasing deficit will destroy us. Yes, the patient is the United States. Who would you most trust as the “doctor?Doctor Obama’s solution is simple and straightforward. Apply a tourniquet around the patient’s neck and keep on tightening it.Mitt Romney says he “severely” disagrees with Doctor Obama. He thinks he has it...
  • Tales of Woe The myth of a powerful Republican establishment.

    02/26/2012 6:44:48 AM PST · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 26 feb 2012 | NOEMIE EMERY
    Late in 2003, Charles Krauthammer coined the phrase “Bush Derangement Syndrome” to describe the rage of the left at our 43rd president, a loathing so intense that when the president was reelected his anguished opponents needed grief therapy simply to cope. This morphed in time into Palin Derangement, which infected the elites of both parties. And now some on the right have come down with a similar affliction​—​Establishment, and/or RINO Derangement​—​the belief that a Republican party elite is conspiring against them and is behind all of their woes. The symptoms are a sense of intense persecution along with one of...
  • Newt speaks at the California Republican Convention (Livestream at 3:10 EST, i.e., right now)

    02/25/2012 12:16:14 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 129 replies · 3+ views
    California Republican Party ^ | 2/25/12 | Newt Gingrich
    Livestream to the California GOP Convention. Newt is scheduled to speak right now; as I right this, stream is running, and people are milling about before the speech. (Some twit seems to be harassing the camera operator with dumb questions.)
  • Obama vs. GOP Candidates: Tax Plan Comparison

    02/24/2012 10:57:07 AM PST · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-02-22 | Ryan Ellis
    Mitt Romney this week released “version 2.0” of his tax plan. It and those of his GOP primary competitors stands in contrast to the tax plan offered by President Barack Obama in his FY 2013 budget. In this budget, he announced that he is for tripling the tax rate on dividends, raising the tax rate at which the majority of small employer profits face taxation, hiking the capital gains rate, bringing the death tax to nearly half of an estate’s value, and raising taxes to hurt energy consumers. The list of tax hikes in the Obama budget is frankly staggering....
  • Obama's "Sneak Attack" on Senior Citizens

    02/24/2012 9:14:30 AM PST · by opentalk · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 24, 2012 | John Mariotti
    There are a lot of senior citizens in the US now. The number is increasing by 10,000 every day as Baby Boomers turn 65—and start applying for Medicare and then shortly after that, for Social Security. These are the folks who once thought this would be the “Golden Years” when their years of hard work and savings and pension plans would let them live the good life, in places that are sunny and warm. Then came the financial crisis and the stock market crash, the recession, and the “non-recovery.” Whatever “nest egg” they thought they had suddenly was mostly gone....
  • Bill Maher’s Million: Comedian Cuts Big Check to Pro-Obama Super PAC

    02/24/2012 7:24:30 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/24/12 | Devin Dwyer
    Bill Maher has reportedly become one of the biggest backers of pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action. The liberal comedian and talk show host on Thursday night presented a $1 million personal check written to Priorities during his comedy special “CrazyStupidPolitics: Live from Silicon Valley” which streamed on
  • Romney Goes Occupy: The ‘1%’ Need to Pay ‘More’

    02/24/2012 8:21:06 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/23/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Having recognized that he cannot outflank Rick Santorum from the right, Mitt Romney is now mimicking Newt Gingrich’s anti-Romney strategy, moving to the left with populist economic rhetoric. VIDEO Here’s what he said in Arizona yesterday: The transcript, in relevant part: I am going to lower rates across the board for all Americans by 20%. And in order to limit any impact on the deficit, because I do not want to add to the deficit, and also in order to make sure we continue to have progressivity as we’ve had in the past in our code, I’m going to limit...
  • Who said he hasn't done anything? That’s just not so...

    02/24/2012 8:27:41 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 14 replies
    Who said he hasn't done anything? That’s just not so... An impressive list of accomplishments! • First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. • First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. • First President to preside over a cut in the credit-rating of the United States . • First President to violate the War Powers Act. • First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico . • First President to...
  • Nation might reach $16.4 trillion debt limit close to Election Day (bitter fight brewing)

    02/23/2012 5:28:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/23/12 | Peter Schroeder
    Nation might reach $16.4 trillion debt limit close to Election DayBy Peter Schroeder - 02/23/12 02:46 PM ET The $16.4 trillion debt ceiling could be reached just weeks after Election Day, according to a new report. The analysis raises the possibility that lawmakers might have to raise the nation's borrowing limit before the election, a scenario they took pains to avoid in the debt deal passed in August. Now, partially due to lower than expected tax receipts, the nation could reach the $16.4 trillion debt limit as early as late November, according to an analysis from the Bipartisan Policy Center...
  • Santorum aide: 'Why is Mormonism off-limits?' (Politico)

    02/23/2012 3:26:15 PM PST · by Allon · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/22/12 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Via Byron York, Rick Santorum's advisers are frustrated by the focus on Santorum's "Satan" and "good and evil" comments without similar attention to Mitt Romney's faith: [S]pecifically religious questioning of Romney is as rare as specific Romney statements about Mormon beliefs. Given the current grilling of Santorum, that is a source of growing frustration to Santorum's advisers. "Why is Mormonism off limits?" asks one. "I'm not saying it's a seminal issue in the campaign, but we're having to spend days answering questions about Rick's faith, which he has been open about. Romney will turn on a dime when you talk...
  • Obama: I've got 'five years' left to solve immigration

    02/23/2012 11:28:49 AM PST · by ColdOne · 132 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 2/23/12 | BYRON TAU
    In an interview with Univision Radio, President Obama said that he has 'five years' left in his presidency to figure out issues like comprehensive immigration reform. Striking a confident note about his reelection prospects, Obama assured a largely Hispanic audience that he has not given up on getting an immigration bill done — one that would provide a pathway to citizenship. "My presidency is not over," Obama told Univision's Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo "I’ve got another five years coming up. We’re going to get this done." Obama also said that Hispanic voters would ultimately face an easy choice in deciding between...
  • VP hopeful Marco Rubio's Mormon past revealed as it emerges he was baptized LDS at 8-years-old

    02/23/2012 12:40:00 PM PST · by wrrock · 54 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 23rd February 2012 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    New revelations that Republican rising star Senator Marco Rubio was a Mormon as a child may create a major obstacle for his political future. Viewed by many as a likely- and popular- vice presidential candidate in the upcoming elections, the admission that Mr Rubio was an active and enthusiastic Mormon from ages 8 to 13 may hinder his chances because of the negative connotation many conservatives have with the religion. And, if Mitt Romney- who is arguably the country’s best known Mormon- wins the nomination, Mr Rubio’s chances of being put on the ticket are slashed even further.
  • COURAGEOUS & Humble : My 2cents Worth of FREE Advice to Rick

    02/23/2012 11:16:22 AM PST · by Dan.israel.2011 · 4 replies
    Okay, so now that Rick Santorum has shown us that he CAN be aggressive in battle it is time for him to go back to being humble.. answer attackers with short responses and stick to the issues of Ecconomy, National Security, and Illegal Immigration... Only give short responses when asked about abortion and contraception and remind the questioner that WE THE PEOPLE DON'T CARE about that right now.... let the attackers appear foolish as they are, do not give them the time of day.. we know Rick is pro-life, got it.. now back to the issues of the day... Stay...
  • Exclusive: Marco Rubio's Mormon Roots

    02/23/2012 8:52:35 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 62 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | February 23, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    In the compelling personal narrative that has helped propel Florida Senator Marco Rubio to national political stardom, one chapter has gone completely untold: Rubio spent his childhood as a faithful Mormon.Rubio was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his family at around the age of eight, and remained active in the faith for a number of years during his early youth, family members told BuzzFeed. Rubio spokesman Alex Conant confirmed the story to BuzzFeed. Conant said Rubio returned to the Catholic church a few years later with his family, receiving his first communion on Christmas...
  • Gov.Rick Perry: "Newt Is The Real Deal"

    02/22/2012 8:18:14 PM PST · by Marguerite · 41 replies
    yahoo ^ | February 22, 2012 | Rick Perry
    Gov. Rick Perry expresses his continued support for Newt Gingrich and offers advice on what he needs to do to improve. Watch Video
  • Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)

    02/22/2012 3:30:02 PM PST · by parksstp · 1,567 replies · 5+ views ^ | 02-22-2012 | parksstp
    LIVE DEBATE THREAD (Is it too early to start?)
  • Trump: Gasoline to Hit $7 a Gallon This Year

    02/22/2012 2:07:50 PM PST · by robowombat · 98 replies
    Money News ^ | Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 08:55 AM | Forrest Jones
    Gasoline prices could soar as high as $7 a gallon this summer thanks to supply threats stemming from Middle East unrest as well as OPEC policy, says real estate mogul Donald Trump. Iran has already cut off supply to France and to the U.K. to protest sanctions from the west, who accuse Tehran of developing a nuclear weapons program. U.S. military officials have said they feel they can ration with Iran, although fears are growing that Israel may consider a unilateral strike on Iran anyway, which is sending crude oil skyrocketing.
  • Former Carter Adviser Brzezinski: US Global Supremacy ‘Is Over’

    02/22/2012 2:38:49 PM PST · by robowombat · 55 replies
    Money News ^ | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 07:47 AM | Dan Weil
    The United States can no longer reign supreme as the world’s sole superpower, says Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s National Security adviser and a prolific foreign affairs scholar. “The era of global supremacy by a major power . . . is over,” he tells Yahoo. “The world is now much more diversified. There is now the new East in Asia. There is now a globally, politically awakened population.” But that doesn’t mean the demise of the United States, as long as we’re willing to make some changes, Brzezinski, says. “We have to accustomize ourselves to that world. If we want...
  • Nevada students receive class credit for volunteering for the Obama campaign

    02/22/2012 1:33:11 PM PST · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 24 replies
    Write on Nevada ^ | February 22, 2012 | Victor Joecks
    Obama re-election campaign co-chair uses her position as a public school counselor to steer students into volunteering for the Obama campaign in order to earn class credit.
  • Rick Santorum Public Prayer #4

    02/22/2012 6:38:14 AM PST · by Dan.israel.2011 · 16 replies
    First some unsolicited "advice" to Rick Santorum for tonights debate. Now that Rick is the front runner he will get a lot of "attention" in the debate tonight... this can help it or it can hurt him if he gets drawn into the "social" debate. We all know Rick's personal convictions on abortion. No doubt the "BABY KILLERS" will be after him and pull out all stops to attempt to destroy him. Rick, if you asked a question about abortion just answer with "I am pro-life and my record speaks for itself on that issue, but that is not the...
  • Ready for higher gas prices? Guess who’s idea it was.

    02/22/2012 10:29:26 AM PST · by landsbaum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Is gasoline getting too costly for you? Are you already cutting back on your trips to the store, to the theater, to grandma’s? What did you expect? Remember President Barack Obama’s energy secretary Steven Chu saying he wanted much higher gas prices – because it’s good for you? “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” Chu said in 2008. . .
  • Comparing America in freedom: to America in the chains of Obama’s socialism

    02/22/2012 8:29:30 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The problems Obama will face are growing not subsiding. In just the last month the pump price of gasoline has risen .20 a gallon. ……..higher than it has been in February since 1981. The reason for the rise totally out of Obama’s control; he can’t lie his way out of it. The Iranians want to squeeze the Europeans who are already looking at $8.00 a gallon gas so they are denying France and England oil. The Europeans will come here to buy their gasoline because our $3.52 per gallon looks great! When they do our price will go up whether...
  • Dots connect: Obama Agents snagged on Birth Control

    02/22/2012 8:34:04 AM PST · by opentalk · 14 replies
    wnd ^ | February 22, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    Contraception question really came out of left field, literallyA consortium of progressive groups working with a marketing outfit that helped to sell Obamacare to the public recently recommended that President Obama make contraception a re-election issue, WND has learned. Billionaire George Soros is a primary funder to the progressive groups. The marketing outfit that coordinated the contraception campaign, the Herndon Alliance, received funds from the embattled Media Matters for America, which is also tied to the other progressive groups behind the contraception drive. A national debate on contraception has been raging on Obama’s announced mandate to including birth control in...
  • Newt is the Most Electable GOP Candidate

    Now that all of the candidates have been properly vetted it seems pretty clear to me that Newt is the most electable GOP candidate. That is not to say that he will have an easy time against Obama as historically it is very tough to unseat incumbents (it took a Reagan to beat the disastrous Carter and even then it was pretty close until the debate a week before the election) but he would have the best chance out of the current crop. Mitt Romney would do more to fracture the GOP than anyone else in recent history and much...
  • Mitt Romney: Labor unions play an important role in our society

    02/21/2012 11:24:58 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 29 replies
    hotair ^ | 2/21/12 | tina korbe
    Just as Rick Santorum has pointedly and repeatedly reminded voters that Mitt Romney supported an individual health care mandate and the Wall Street bailouts, so Mitt Romney has sought to remind voters that Rick Santorum has been cozy with Big Labor in the past. In his attacks on Santorum, Romney has sounded unequivocally anti-labor, which no doubt has not helped him much in Michigan. Today, though, the former Massachusetts governor displayed a nuanced perspective on labor unions, characterizing himself as pro-union-worker but anti-union-bosses. His first line — “Labor unions play an important role in our society” — might seem to...
  • Barack Obama: Greatest Gun Salesman in the US?

    02/21/2012 9:02:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | February 21, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    It seems fair to say that any American citizen who cherishes the Second Amendment cannot – and should not – reelect Barack Obama later this year. Since entering public life, as his record demonstrates, the president has repeatedly and unequivocally supported controversial legislation as a way to limit the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. In his most recent book, for example, then-Senator Obama even asserted that keeping guns out of inner cities was a moral responsibility. Paradoxically, however, his efforts to undermine the Second Amendment and impose more stringent gun control laws are prompting U.S. citizens...
  • 2012 Elections - You Decide (numerous polls)

    02/22/2012 8:55:25 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Should the U.S. arm Syrian rebels? Vote Are you OK with super PACs independently funding efforts on behalf of candidates? Vote Who would you want to jump in as a Republican candidate in a brokered convention? Vote Was Rick Santorum discussing Obama's religion or 'world view' in his 'phony theology' comment? Vote Are gas prices affecting your behavior? Vote At what price per gallon will you change your driving habits? Vote Are you satisfied with the decision to have a 10-month payroll tax cut without offsets? Vote Should the U.S. engage in direct talks with North Korea? Vote Can...
  • Newt Gingrich addresses the NRA in a way that No Other presidential candidate has before in 24 yrs.

    02/21/2012 7:52:28 PM PST · by VinL · 27 replies
    Yiutube ^ | unknown
    Visionary...historian and constitutionalist Newt Gingrich speaks to the NRA, and provides a comprehensive exegesis on the 2nd Amendment. 26 minute video- in Newtonian style- Video at link. (my text)
  • Gingrich Campaign to Air 30 Minute Speech on Lowering Energy Prices In Advance of Super Tuesday

    02/22/2012 7:40:04 AM PST · by Marguerite · 65 replies · 2+ views ^ | February 22, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt 2012 announced that it will be purchasing 30 minute blocks of time in key cities between now and Super Tuesday to air a twenty-eight minute address by Newt Gingrich on the subject of lowering gasoline prices, creating jobs and achieving energy independence. “The answer to Governor Romney’s 30 second attack ads filled with garbage is a 30 minute address filled with substance,” says Gingrich Communications Director Joe DeSantis. “Newt’s message about lowering gasoline and other energy prices is resonating and the Obama administration is on defense over their policies hostile to American energy production, which are causing pain at...
  • Will Democrats Win the Dead Vote?

    02/21/2012 12:04:22 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    CE ^ | February 21, 2012 | KEITH KOFFLER
    One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.”How about a corpse that can vote?An outfit called Project Veritas – run by James O’Keefe, who made the videos that brought down ACORN – ran a little experiment in New Hampshire Tuesday and found that without voter ID requirements, dead people were offered a rare opportunity to participate in the political process.Because you see, Mssrs. Obama and Holder, states want voter ID laws not to prevent minorities from voting, but to PREVENT THE DECEASED FROM VOTING.Attorney General Eric Holder has been waging an...
  • Santorum at Ave Maria - a small voice resonates

    02/21/2012 12:38:25 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 19 replies
    Ave Maria Living ^ | 2/21/2012 | staff
    It’s normal to wonder if anyone is paying attention. As humans, our lives don’t seem to have meaning absent our communications and interactions with others. And as Christians, the influence our own lives has on others is of great import; our salvation in some way depends on whether we are channels for and bearers of His love. This goal is summed up in the lyrics of the alma mater song for Ave Maria’s law school, the Ave Maria project (in its many forms) serves as a “beacon in darkness, voice for all to hear.” Of course we typically toil away...
  • The Church should ‘stay out of the bedroom,’ but pick up the tab for what happens there?

    02/21/2012 11:39:54 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 20, 2012 | DENISE J. HUNNELL, MD
    Denise Hunnell February 20, 2012 ( - It is time to do some fact checking about President Obama’s “compromise” on attacking religious liberty. First of all, telling Catholics to just close their eyes and keep paying their insurance premiums that will ultimately cover morally objectionable services is not addressing respect for conscience and religious liberty. No matter how you spin it, Catholic institutions will be paying for contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs. The end result is no different than the original Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, since insurance companies are not going to just throw these services in for...
  • Obama: Payroll tax cut extension will help with higher gas prices

    02/21/2012 11:12:37 AM PST · by maggief · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    Basking in the glory of his recent payroll tax cut victory, President Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to move ahead on other policies he has put forward that will help improve the economy and benefit middle-class Americans. “My message to Congress is, ‘Don’t stop here. Keep going,' ” Obama said at the White House in a 10-minute victory-lap speech. “Keep taking the action that people are calling for to keep this economy growing,” Obama said before a diverse group of Americans who had written the president to explain how the extension would help them. Obama briefly touched on rising gas...
  • Infographic On The Greatest Gun Salesman In America: President Obama

    02/21/2012 3:22:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | February 21, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    American firearm sales and concealed handgun permit applications are at all-time highs since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama. President Obama's perceived hostility towards gun owners has been one of the key factors behind the multi-year financial boom the firearms industry continues to enjoy. In fact, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is actively preparing to work to defeat President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, according to Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the NRA, who recently said the following at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.: "Lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive...
  • DOJ Refuses to Enforce Voter Registration Act

    02/21/2012 9:12:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration Department of Justice is refusing to carry out provisions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requiring that the names of voters known to be deceased be purged from registration rolls. The rationale for this failure to execute the laws of this country was explained by a DOJ attorney: “removing dead people from the rolls doesn’t increase turnout. It stops people from voting.” “We’d rather err on the side of inclusiveness,” explained Attorney General Eric Holder. “How do we know for sure a person is dead? I mean, unless I’ve seen the body how can I rule...
  • Santorum? Really? He's atop the GOP heap. Are they nuts?

    02/21/2012 7:12:42 AM PST · by Marguerite · 100 replies ^ | February 20, 2012 | John Baer
    HERE'S A THOUGHT for Presidents Day: President Santorum. Did you just shiver? How in the name of all that's holy is Rick Santorum atop national polls for the Republican nomination? Get it? All that's holy? Maybe that's the answer. You know, the Tebow factor; the Jeremy Lin effect? Well, I have another theory. I wrote Rick off after his strong showing in Iowa, a state that - in an example of what a wacky year this is - he officially won weeks later by one-tenth of 1 percent. I predicted that after Iowa, members of the national media would find...