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  • 'Obama Not Welcome': Filipinos Protest Presidential Visit [Blasted With Firehoses]

    04/23/2014 9:34:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/23/14
    Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Wednesday to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippines. Some of the protesters carried paper U.S. flags with the message: "Obama not welcome."
  • Finmeccanica Proposes 76mm Gun for LCS

    04/22/2014 8:01:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | April 7th, 2014 | Kris Osborn
    Finmeccanica is proposing that the OTO Melara 76mm gun be configured onto the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship as part of an effort to improve the lethality and survivability of the shallow-water , multi-mission vessel. The naval artillery piece would replace the existing 57mm weapon now on board the LCS, per the existing proposal, said Eric Lindenbaum, vice president of Navy and Maritime programs for DRS Technologies. OTO Melara and DRS Technologies are both subsidiaries for the Italian defense company, Finmeccanica SpA. Amidst an ongoing effort to develop alternative proposals for a new small surface combatant, Navy officials are busy exploring...
  • Atlanta Braves accidentally set fire to American flag

    04/10/2014 2:36:35 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 17 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 04-09-2014 | Houston Mitchell
    As a scheduled part of their home opener, the Atlanta Braves set off fireworks before their game against the New York Mets on Tuesday. As an unscheduled part of their home opener, the fireworks set fire to the American flag that flies above the Braves Vision video screen in center field. "It happened because of new pyrotechnics," Braves spokesperson Beth Marshall said. "For the first time, they put pyrotechnics on Braves Vision. One of the pyrotechnics flew at the flag and lit it on fire." Marshall added that the material of the flag is flame retardant, so it went out...
  • Fed-Up Holder Rips 'Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive' Congress

    04/10/2014 9:44:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/10/14 | Mike Levine
    A fed-up Attorney General Eric Holder is accusing congressional critics of launching "unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive" attacks on him and the Obama administration. During a speech to the National Action Network in New truthYork on Wednesday lauding the organization's effort to advance racial equality, a heated Holder went a little off-script. "Forget about me [specifically]. Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee," Holder told the crowd. "What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that...
  • John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

    04/08/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’ By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 4:03pm Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing. While the purpose of Tuesday’s hearing was to pick through the State Department’s budget, it was Kerry’s record that came under scrutiny as his old colleagues on the committee accused him of taking on too many responsibilities with too few results. “I think you’re about to hit the trifecta,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,...
  • US Employers Added 192,000 Jobs in March; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.7 Percent

    04/04/2014 5:37:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/4/14
    US employers added 192,000 jobs in March; unemployment rate unchanged at 6.7 percent.
  • NOONAN: A CATASTROPHE LIKE NO OTHER (WH spin shows a calculated Obama)

    04/04/2014 4:46:46 AM PDT · by Liz · 40 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 4/2/14 | PEGGY NOONAN
    SNIP-- Support it or not, you cannot look at ObamaCare and call it anything but a huge, historic mess....utterly unique in the annals of American lawmaking and govt administration.....then-Democratic speaker Pelosi blithely, mindlessly said---but in a way forthcomingly—that we have to pass it to find out what's in it. .... an historic admission that she was fighting hard for something she herself didn't understand, but she had every confidence regulators and bureaucratic interpreters would tell her in time what she'd done. ....for the next three years Democrats would carry on like blithering idiots making believe they'd read the bill and...
  • Networks Snub Obama On Primetime Health Care Address

    04/03/2014 6:09:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 04/03/14 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    White House officials sought valuable primetime air for a rare, impromptu Tuesday night address to tout the accomplishment of signing up more than 7 million people under the Affordable Care Act. But network officials refused to make the kind of accommodation they did previously for the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed, for instance, and Obama was left instead cutting into the much smaller audiences of Ellen and other daytime shows. Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the primetime slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging...
  • Seven Times Government Has Given Out Numbers to Phone Sex Lines

    04/03/2014 4:28:33 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Matt Vespa & Dan Joseph
    Welcome to America's hottest talk line! Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys free, press one now. Guys, hot ladies are waiting to talk to you. Press two to connect free now." That was what some callers to California's Affordable Care Act Health Exchange website heard when they called to try and sign up for health insurance. Apparently, the number that was posted on the website had one digit wrong. As a result, customers who were rushing to sign up for Obamacare on the last day of open enrollment, ended up being offered a chance to talk dirty to...
  • Remember When Obama Touted the Now-Recalled Chevy Cobalt?

    04/01/2014 11:50:48 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 1, 2014 10:25 AM | By Jim Geraghty
    President Obama, speaking at a GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, September 15, 2009: “That program was good for automakers, consumers, and our environment,” Obama said of the Cash for Clunkers programs, “and the Chevy Cobalt that you build here was one of GM’s most sought-after cars under that program. Dealers across the country started running out of it and needed you to build more.” All Chevy Cobalts from 2005 to 2010 are being recalled because of fears the “ignition switch may move out of the “run” position, resulting in a partial loss of electrical power and turning off the engine....
  • Air Force removes Bible from POW-MIA display

    03/31/2014 6:23:46 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    On March 14 Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh told members of the House Armed Services committee that there was no war on religious liberty. “The single biggest frustration I’ve had in this job is the perception that somehow there is religious persecution inside the United States Air Force,” the general told lawmakers. “It is not true.” Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) told me the Air Force seems to be the worst offender when it comes to attacks on religious liberty. If that’s true, perhaps Gen. Welsh could explain why a Bible was removed from a POW/MIA Missing Man...
  • Obama's NCAA Bracket Puts Michigan State at No. 1 [Epic Fail]

    03/30/2014 7:04:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/30/14
    [B.O.] chooses Florida, Arizona, Louisville and Michigan State for his Final Four picks.
  • Obama's 'Incredible Mistake' Over Phantom Kosovo Referendum

    03/29/2014 3:44:40 PM PDT · by DTA · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2014-03-27
    U.S. President Barack Obama has caused confusion after claiming yesterday that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum for self-determination – misleading people over the true origins of the country. The U.S. President used the example to hit out against Russia's annexation of Crimea, but experts have noted that no such referendum took place, and implied that Obama's "incredible mistake" should elicit a retraction or correction from the White House.
  • Hagel to Host Asia Meeting; Travel to China, Japan

    03/28/2014 4:25:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/28/14 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    Chuck Hagel will travel to the Pacific next week to convene a meeting of defense ministers from Asia against the backdrop of the massive regional response to the loss of the Malaysian jetliner. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said Thursday that Hagel will also stop in Japan and travel for the first time as defense chief to China and Mongolia. He visited Japan late last year. Kirby said the expansive search for Flight 370 is an example of nations in the region coming together to deal with a disaster, adding that the U.S. is looking for ways to...
  • Poll: Obama’s disapproval rating hits a new high

    03/26/2014 5:14:29 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 26 2014 | AARON BLAKE
    Negative views of President Obama have hit a new high, according to a poll. The AP-GfK poll shows 59 percent of Americans now disapprove of Obama -- a point higher than the previous high set in December. Obama's approval rating stands at 41 percent. That's the second-lowest figure the poll has ever found.
  • Mitch McConnell’s new ad mistakenly celebrates Duke instead of Kentucky

    03/25/2014 10:13:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    salon.com ^ | 3/25/14 | Elias Isquith
    Senate minority leader and Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is in the midst of perhaps the greatest electoral challenge of his career, fending off a Tea Party primary challenger from his right and a charismatic and well-connected Democratic challenger from his left. He’s fighting off charges of being corrupt, a D.C. insider, and out-of-touch with everyday Kentuckians. All of this makes the fact that his latest campaign ad features a clip of Duke’s men’s basketball team winning the NCAA championship — instead of Kentucky, as is clearly intended to be the case — even more embarrassing. The mistake is incredibly brief,...
  • Flight 370 ‘flew directly to heaven’: Dupes fall for Daily Currant’s Sarah Palin satire

    03/24/2014 5:50:54 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 3-24-14 | Twitchy staff
    Sarah Palin believes flight 370 flew directly to heaven... how is she a senator? — DIMV (@Freshselective) March 21, 2014 The Daily Currant strikes again. The website, which calls itself “The Global Satirical Newspaper of Record,” last week claimed that Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity she believes Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 “accidentally flew too high and got stuck in heaven.” The story was cross posted to other non-satire sites and managed to fool quite a few.
  • Obamacare enrollment rides a bus into the Mississippi Delta

    03/24/2014 5:15:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/22/14 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    In the poorest state in the nation, where supper is fried, bars allow smoking, chronic disease is rampant and doctors are hard to come by, Obamacare rolls into town in a lime green bus. It took some real convincing by the Obama administration and a leap of faith by one state Republican official to get one of the nation’s largest insurance companies — Humana — to set up shop across Mississippi. Virtually no other insurer was willing to do so, discouraged by the acute health needs here and most elected officials’ outright hostility to the law....
  • AP: Three years after US-NATO intervention, Libya is a failed state

    03/22/2014 4:18:11 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 42 replies
    HotAir ^ | 03-22-2014 | Morrissey
    An anniversary passed this week that went almost completely unremarked — and for good reason. March 17th marked the three-year anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution imposing a no-fly zone over Libya to stop the Moammar Qaddafi regime from attacking rebel-held Benghazi and Ajdabiya, and the three-year anniversary on the 19th of the NATO war on Libya. French, British, and American planes began bombarding the Qaddafi regime, an air war that would continue for months — while Barack Obama refused to request Congressional approval for it. Later, Obama would claim that Libya represented the smart model of Western intervention....
  • Obama to Make Statement on Ukraine [Networks Assume Worship Mode]

    03/20/2014 7:47:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 88 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/20/14
    The White House says President Barack Obama will make a statement on Ukraine before he departs Thursday for a day of events in Florida. The statement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern time on the South Lawn. The U.S. imposed sanctions earlier this week against several Russian officials for their role in the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Ellen Sucks Up to Obama: Obamacare 'Doing Very, Very Well...Everyone's Very Grateful You Did This'

    03/20/2014 7:01:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/20/14 | Tim Graham
    Ellen DeGeneres was a completely slavish toady to President Obama as he appeared on her show to sell Obamacare -- not to young people, but to mothers. The president made his pitch to "especially all the moms out there who may have young people – 26, 27, do not have health insurance, but they think they’re invincible and nothing’s ever going to happen to ‘em – what we’ve said is you never know what life is going to throw at ya." For example, a president who lies about keeping your plan and keeping your doctor
  • In Poland, Biden Promises Allies Protection [Obama too busy fundraising]

    03/19/2014 3:14:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 3/19/14 | Mark Landler
    Citing the need for friends to “stand with one another,” Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. reassured Poland and the Baltic states on Tuesday that the United States would protect them from any Russian aggression like the actions the Kremlin has taken in Crimea. In the first of two days of hastily arranged meetings with the leaders of Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, Mr. Biden mixed bracing words with promises of modest military aid to shore up the NATO alliance and build solidarity in the face of the deepening crisis over Ukraine.
  • Hillary Clinton: It’s up to Putin whether there’s ‘another Cold War’

    03/19/2014 2:25:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/18/14 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that the conflict between Russia and Western allies over Crimea is a “clash of values” and that it’s up to Russian President Vladimir Putin whether there’s “another Cold War.” “I hope there is not another Cold War,” Clinton said during the question and answer portion of an appearance in Montreal. “Obviously, nobody wants to see that. I think that is primarily up to Putin.”
  • Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money [Obama BACK to Florida]

    03/18/2014 9:25:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    3/16/14
    ...President Obama headlines a fundraising event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the organization that raises money for Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives... Ted Deutch, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, is on the invite list for the Miami event, as is U.S. Rep. Steve Israel of New York, chairman of the DCCC, according to a copy of the invitation posted online by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group that tracks government information. Deutch and Israel aren't really the draw. The hosts are Tracy and Alonzo Mourning. He's the former Miami Heat center and a major...
  • Obama to award Medal of Honor to two dozen veterans, including 19 discrimination victims [Today]

    03/18/2014 5:22:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    ...Obama will correct a historical act of discrimination next month when he awards the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest commendation for combat valor, to a group of Hispanic, Jewish and African-American veterans who were passed over because of their racial or ethnic backgrounds. The unusual presentation will culminate a 12-year Pentagon review ordered by Congress into past discrimination in the ranks and will hold a particular poignancy when conducted by the nation’s first African-American president....
  • The White House Jumped the Shark Today[3/12/14]

    03/15/2014 10:12:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Heritage ^ | 3/12/14 | Amy Payne
    Cultural trends are often said to “jump the shark” when they go too far and become laughable or obsolete. The White House is in this territory with its desperate—desperate—marketing of Obamacare. Today, Lance Bass—a member of the boy band *NSYNC, which was popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s—tweeted that he was “entering the White House to meet w the President to discuss health care reform.” He added a website address: “HealthCare.org.” Politically active Twitter users quickly mocked this high-level meeting and the fact that the pop star of yesteryear didn’t even know he was supposed to be pointing...
  • 303 Deaths Seen in G.M. Cars With Failed Air Bags [Obama Motors KILLS PEOPLE!]

    03/14/2014 8:39:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/14/14 | DANIELLE IVORY and HILARY STOUT
    As lawmakers press General Motors and regulators over their decade-long failure to correct a defective ignition switch, a new review of federal crash data shows that 303 people died after the air bags failed to deploy on two of the models that were recalled last month. The review of the air bag failures from 2003 to 2012, by the Friedman Research Corporation, adds to the mounting reports of problems that went unheeded before General Motors announced last month that it was recalling more than 1.6 million cars worldwide because of the defective switch.
  • See? SEE?!? This is why we can't let Democrats run education anymore...

    03/13/2014 1:45:39 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I don't know where this is from, but it has Common Core written all over it...
  • Clinton Unable to Save Sink from Obamacare in FL Election [Feel Good story of the Day]

    03/12/2014 1:40:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 3/12/14 | Bradford Thomas
    Bill Clinton lent his political muscle to Democrat Alex Sink’s election campaign for the 13th congressional district of Florida, but to no avail. Sink wound up losing to her Rand Paul-supported Republican opponent, David Jolly, in what many analysts are calling a bellwether election for the impact of Obamacare on the 2014 election cycle.... Bill Clinton offered his support to Sink, recording a phone call that went out to local Democratic volunteers. The Huffington Post reports that over a half-dozen House Democrats also emailed fundraising appeals on Sink’s behalf....
  • RED ALERT: Romney To Gather Aides In Utah

    03/10/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 111 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/10/14 | CHQ Staff
    The Washington Post reports that failed establishment Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is gathering his “political brain trust” at a swanky Park City, Utah ski chalet later this month. If political brains were a prerequisite for an invitation it seems like Romney could have held the gathering in the broom closet of one of his mansions, but conservatives should not dismiss the threat to the prospects for a conservative victory in 2016 that Romney revanchists represent. As The Post reports, and we hear from time to time with incredulity, there is chatter among some powerful GOP donors about another Romney...
  • Crist: ObamaCare has been ‘great’

    03/09/2014 11:53:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 9, 2014 | Keith Laing
    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) said Sunday that President Obama’s controversial healthcare law has been “great” for residents of his state. Crist has sharply criticized the healthcare law in the past. But the former Republican governor and 2008 GOP vice-presidential short-lister is running for his old post this year as a Democrat this year. Crist said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he would have no problem running on the healthcare bill, which is known colloquially as ObamaCare, as he seeks to regain his former office. “I don’t think so at all,” Crist said when...
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: The death of the UAW

    03/07/2014 5:50:20 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 3 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | Mar 06, 2014 | Charlie LeDuff
    As you might of heard, the UAW went down to Chattanooga, Tenn. and took a bullet a few weeks ago when non-unionized workers at the Volkswagen plant told them to pack their carpet bags and head north. Now the question is: Why would a Southern man trust his future to a German company and not an American union? We deserve an explanation, since we not only bailed out the auto companies but also the pension fund of the UAW. In this edition of The Americans with Charlie LeDuff, the crew takes us on a journey that starts at the UAW...
  • Obama: US won't be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail

    03/02/2014 5:47:53 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 182 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2014 | Adiv Sterman
    Ahead of meeting with Netanyahu, president says unprecedented ‘aggressive settlement construction’ detrimental to peace process Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister. In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israel’s citizens behind an agreement. But if Netanyahu “does not...
  • I am done, whatever (VANITY)

    03/02/2014 3:13:23 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 441 replies
    I am done. This site has broken me. I am as staunch a conservative as you will find. After returning from Iraq, injured and upset, I turned here and found a welcoming community that shared my thoughts. I am a proud Gadsden Flag waiving man of the Tea Party movement. But because I don't think Sarah Palin is as historically important as other GOP women in the past, I am now considered an idiot, a RINO, ass-kisser and whatever negative connotation you can throw my way. This site has changed so much since that dictator want to be became President...
  • North Atlantic Council statement on the situation in Ukraine

    03/02/2014 1:30:22 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 44 replies
    The North Atlantic Council condemns the Russian Federation’s military escalation in Crimea and expresses its grave concern regarding the authorisation by the Russian Parliament to use the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine. Military action against Ukraine by forces of the Russian Federation is a breach of international law and contravenes the principles of the NATO-Russia Council and the Partnership for Peace. Russia must respect its obligations under the United Nations Charter and the spirit and principles of the OSCE, on which peace and stability in Europe rest. We call on Russia to de-escalate tensions....
  • Jimmy Fallon agrees to Rahm Emanuel Polar Plunge [Tonight Show Is Pure Democrat Party]

    03/01/2014 4:59:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/14 | Tal Kopan
    “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon will be swimming with the fishes of Lake Michigan thanks to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: The comedian has agreed to participate in the city’s Polar Plunge fundraiser this weekend. The former White House chief of staff and mayor had initially challenged Fallon to participate in the annual jump into the lake’s frigid waters in response to what Fallon had described to the media as an open invitation for the mayor to appear on...
  • U.S. Spies Said No Invasion—Putin Disagreed (Obama admin epic fail)

    02/28/2014 6:07:27 PM PST · by kristinn · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Friday, February 28, 2014 | Eli Lake
    A day after U.S. intelligence said there would be no Russian invasion of Ukraine, Putin’s troops started coming over the border. On Thursday night, the best assessment from the U.S. intelligence community—and for that matter most experts observing events in Ukraine—was that Vladimir Putin’s military would not invade Ukraine. Less than 24 hours later, however, there are reports from the ground of Russian troops pushing into the Ukrainian province of Crimea. It’s hardly a full-blown invasion. But it’s not quite the picture U.S. analysts were painting just a day before. There was good reason to think Putin wouldn’t do it....
  • Kerry on Syria: 'I Don't Want To Get Into the Definitions' of Genocide

    02/27/2014 7:41:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/27/14 | JERYL BIER
    In a Wednesday interview with Andrea Mitchell, Secretary of State John Kerry resisted Mitchell's assertion that "genocide" was taking place in Syria: QUESTION: I want to ask you about Syria. For three years, we have watched horrific pictures. You spoke of this when you were a senator. Obviously, now you’ve got the lead role on it. Horrible pictures. I looked at video of a child weeping over his mother’s body after a barrel bomb was dropped on her and other civilians by the regime. Just today, this picture on the wires from Yarmouk, from the refugee camp in southern Damascus....
  • Romney: Veto Ariz. bill

    02/25/2014 4:56:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Mitt Romney on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans urging the Arizona governor to veto a bill that would allow business owners to cite their religious beliefs in refusing service to gay people. The former Massachusetts governor tweeted at Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), saying it “is right” to veto the bill passed by the state legislature last week. Mitt Romney ✔ @MittRomney .@GovBrewer: veto of #SB1062 is right. 3:41 PM - 25 Feb 2014 1,578 Retweets 831 favorites Brewer has not said whether she will sign or veto the measure. However, a number of media outlets have reported...
  • Poll: U.S. thinks Obama not respected abroad

    02/24/2014 6:34:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/14 | Lucy McCalmont
    For the first time, a majority of Americans think President Barack Obama is not respected among world leaders, according to a new poll that found opinion has plunged “dramatically” in the past year. Fifty-three percent now say Obama is not respected on the international stage, up from 43 percent a year ago, the Gallup poll on Monday shows. And the number who say they believe the president is respected has dropped to 41 percent from 51 percent over the same time, the poll found.
  • U.S. Naval ship assigned to Sochi runs aground while refueling and is out of commission

    02/18/2014 11:20:52 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 58 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Graham Watson
    One of the Naval warships assigned to the Black Sea for U.S. protection during the Sochi Winter Olympics ran aground last Wednesday in a Turkish port as it was attempting to refuel. The port was 240 miles from Sochi.
  • Poll: 71% of Obama voters, 55% Democrats 'regret' voting for his re-election

    02/18/2014 10:50:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/18/14 | Paul Bedard
    Over seven in 10 Obama voters, and 55 percent of Democrats, regret voting for President Obama's reelection in 2012, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com poll.
  • On PBS, David Brooks Mocks Ted Cruz As 'Our National Aphrodisiac'

    02/17/2014 3:13:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | February 17, 2014
    If it’s Friday on PBS, it’s time for “conservative” pundit David Brooks to bash the real conservatives. One of his favorite targets is Sen. Ted Cruz. On Valentine’s Day, PBS anchor Judy Woodruff announced “We watched this drama play out this week, David, in Congress, which ended up in the Senate with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas essentially hanging some of his fellow Republicans out to dry. What was he trying to accomplish, and did he -- did he do it?” Brooks shot back: “Nothing says Valentine’s Day like Senator Ted Cruz, our national aphrodisiac.” Then he said the conservatives...
  • WORST SONG EVER: This Hip Hop Artist Sounds Like a Wounded Moose

    02/16/2014 12:13:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Clash Daily
    How this guy even got people to help him make a music video kind of makes you wonder. Does he really think he sounds good? RIP Hip Hop.
  • Sleeping Or Dead? Fate Of China's Yutu Moon Rover Uncertain

    02/12/2014 4:18:23 PM PST · by zeestephen · 30 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 12 February 2014 | Devin Coldewey
    Yutu entered a controlled hibernation mode despite mechanical problems on Jan. 24 to weather the 14-day lunar night cycle, but should have woken up days ago. China's mission control has yet to offer an official statement of failture, though it did report that Yutu did not wake up on schedule and was not responding to stimuli.
  • You must be joking: IL partners with The Onion to push Obamacare

    02/11/2014 12:29:06 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 2-11-14 | Benjamin Yount
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois is turning it’s Obamacare sales pitch into a joke. To get more people to sign up for health care, the state is bragging it will spend $150,000 on ads for the satirical news site The Onion. “We know that to effectively reach Young Invincibles – who are 53 percent of our uninsured residents in Illinois – we have to work with non-traditional, and especially digital, sources for news and entertainment. That’s where The Onion fits right into our outreach strategy,” Jennifer Koehler, executive director of Get Covered Illinois said in a news release. Neither Koehler nor...
  • Rand Paul warns Texas could turn blue (Tepid audience response to Amnesty comments)

    02/09/2014 10:03:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/14 | KATIE GLUECK
    HOUSTON — Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday predicted that Texas would turn blue within a decade if the Republican Party doesn’t become more inclusive. “What I do believe is Texas is going to be a Democrat state within 10 years if we don’t change,” Paul (R-Ky.), who grew up in Texas, said at a dinner held by the Harris County GOP. “That means we evolve, it doesn’t mean we give up on what we believe in, but it means we have to be a welcoming party.” -snip- The senator, whose father was a longtime congressman from Texas, acknowledged that immigration...
  • The Cover Oregon Disaster: Actually, things don't look very different in Oregon.

    02/05/2014 3:38:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 4, 2014 | Steve Holder
    It would seem that if one place in the country could get a working health-care insurance exchange up and running it would be progressive Oregon. As the old tourist campaign used to say, “Things look different here.” No, that’s not a Portlandia episode. That’s a real slogan. Gov. John Kitzhaber is a former doctor who had pushed the implementation of the Oregon Health Plan during his first term. This was going to be the signature achievement this time around. The state, which received a $300 million grant from the Obama Administration to implement the plan, possessed all the ingredients to...
  • Contributions to Rove groups plummet after taking aim at tea party

    02/02/2014 12:50:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 2/2/14 | Michael Dorstewitz
    If GOP consultant Karl Rove is trying to figure out why he’s struggling to rally support for his causes, maybe he should remember an old truth: that the Republican Party’s true strength is its conservative base. Donations to Rove’s three political groups have dropped an astounding 98 percent since he waged his war on the tea party. Much of that decrease may be because 2013 was not an election year. But the plunge can also be attributed to donors’ realization that Republican candidates generally win elections only when they act Republican and not “Republican light.” In 2012, Rove-founded groups took...
  • Is the Assad Regime in League with al-Qaeda? [Team Obama Tries New Line]

    01/31/2014 9:57:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Time ^ | 1/27/14 | Aryn Baker
    For months, anti-regime activist claims that the Syrian government has cultivated a beneficial relationship with al-Qaeda groups in order to undermine the opposition have fallen on deaf ears. After all, the idea that Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has staked his leadership platform on a campaign against “terrorists”—his term for all anti-government fighters and supporters—would engage with the most radical of all rebel groups, reeks of conspiracy theories. Yet an emerging consensus among analysts and Western diplomats reveals that there might be some truth to the accusations after all. The opposition is now hoping that a shift in the current...