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  • Maryland to Drop Obamacare Exchange: 'Broken Beyond Repair'

    03/29/2014 8:14:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Maryland to Drop Obamacare Exchange: 'Broken Beyond Repair' Cash wasted on this clunker. Geoffrey Norman March 29, 2014 10:45 AM The state of Maryland has encountered many setbacks in its attempt to get a health care website up and running smoothly. (Sound familiar?) And now, it has run up the white flag. As Mary Pat Flaherty and Jenna Johnson of the Washington Post report: … [Maryland] officials are set to replace the state’s online health-insurance exchange with technology from Connecticut’s insurance marketplace, according to two people familiar with the decision, an acknowledgment that a system that has cost at least...
  • Sandra Fluke Aborts Congressional Bid

    02/05/2014 8:02:52 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/5/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Sandra Fluke, the controversial birth control advocate who became an icon of women's rights during the 2012 presidential election, has pulled out of the race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman in California's 33rd congressional district. The Los Angeles Times reports that Fluke will be running for the state Senate instead, adopting the district being vacated by Democrat Ted Lieu, who joins others in the race for the 33rd district.
  • Trader Joe's drops black-neighborhood store plan

    02/04/2014 4:08:23 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 117 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 2/4/2014
    The Trader Joe's grocery-store chain has dropped a plan to open a new store in the heart of the city's historically African-American neighborhood after activists said the development would price black residents out of the area. The grocer, whose stores are found in urban neighborhoods across the nation, said Monday it wouldn't press its plan, given community resistance, The Oregonian ( http://bit.ly/1n7Jyqb) reported. "We open a limited number of stores each year, in communities across the country," it said in a statement. "We run neighborhood stores, and our approach is simple: If a neighborhood does not want a Trader Joe's,...
  • Cuomo Backtracks: 'It Is Fine' to Be Anti-Gun Control, Anti-Choice

    01/21/2014 7:44:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    weekly standard ^ | DANIEL HALPER
    New York governor Andrew Cuomo came under fire for criticizing pro-life and pro-Second Amendment citizens of his state -- and saying "that is not who New Yorkers are." Their problem is not me and democrats, their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives, who are right to life, pro assault weapon, anti-gay, is that who they are? Because if that is who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York. Because that is not who New Yorkers are. Now his office is backtracking and insisting...
  • A&E Welcomes Phil Robertson Back to 'Duck Dynasty'

    12/27/2013 2:19:13 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 213 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 27, 2013
    Phil Robertson, the patriarch of A&E's Duck Dynasty clan who was suspended from his hit reality series on Dec. 18 following some incendiary comments about gay people, won't be put on hiatus after all.
  • Report: Phil Robertson to return to "Duck Dynasty"

    Looks like he's back, jack. "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertsonwill be back on the A&E show when filming cranks up again following the holidays, according to sources quoted by Entertainment Weekly. "Everybody will take a break for the holidays and regroup afterward. That’s probably the smartest thing for everyone to do. Time heals a lot of wounds,” EW's source said. A&E announced the suspension last week after comments he made to GQ magazine stirred controversy.
  • ObamaCare 'Success' Story Finds Affordable Care Unaffordable

    11/19/2013 4:11:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Debacle: The woman who got a shoutout from President Obama last month for her fan letter for ObamaCare finds out her exchange quote was a computer mistake and she doesn't qualify for a tax credit after all. In one of his famous photo-ops in the Rose Garden last Oct. 21, with an array of touted beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act behind him, President Obama read a letter from Jessica Sanford of Federal Way, Wash., to explain why the Affordable Care Act, with all its rollout flaws, was still needed. The letter told a sad tale of a grateful single...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    11/15/2013 4:42:22 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 94 replies
    You know that smiling woman who was featured on the home page of Healthcare.gov? She asked for her picture to be removed after she was cyber-bullied. She's hiding where nobody can see her — at Healthcare.gov. ~ Conan It turns out that a lot of children could lose their dental insurance under Obamacare. So kids might not be able to go to the dentist. Parents were really upset, while kids said, “Four more years! Four more years!” ~ Fallon According to a new report, over a million Californians are losing their health insurance due to Obamacare. In fact, some...
  • News Analysis: Health Law Rollout’s Stumbles

    11/15/2013 4:53:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama won the presidency by exploiting a political environment that devoured George W. Bush in a second term plagued by sinking credibility, failed legislative battles, fractured world relations and revolts inside his own party. President Obama is now threatened by a similar toxic mix. The disastrous rollout of his health care law not only threatens the rest of his agenda but also raises questions about his competence in the same way that the Bush administration’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina undermined any semblance of Republican efficiency.... ..... For the first time in Mr. Obama’s presidency, surveys suggest...
  • 36 Times Obama Said You Could Keep Your Health Care Plan [The Overlooked Aspect of Obama's Lie]

    11/15/2013 2:27:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/5/13 | Barack Hussein Obama, compiled by Washington Free Beacon
    President Obama had pledged publicly at least 36 times that his health care plan, known as Obamacare, would not force people who liked their current coverage to lose it before "tweaking" that promise Nov. 4...
  • (Washington) State rebuts Obama plan to allow old health insurance policies

    11/14/2013 12:48:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 126 replies
    KOMO News ^ | November 14, 2013
    Just hours after President Obama announced changes to his health care law to give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled, Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says those changes will not be allowed in our state.
  • Obamacare Is Whatever Obama Says It Is [Link Only!]

    11/15/2013 4:44:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Bloomberg (LINK ONLY) | 11/15/13 | Megan McArdle
    http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-14/obamacare-is-whatever-obama-says-it-is.html
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    11/15/2013 4:43:43 AM PST · by devolve · 32 replies
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  • The Realities Of Obamacare - It's A Total Mess

    11/15/2013 3:50:47 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 10 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/15/13 | LD Jackson
    This is an easy conclusion to come to. The reality of Obamacare is that it started off as a total mess and is only getting worse. There are those of you who will read this who have joined in the clamor of trying to tell people just how bad the legislation really was. Many of us tried to tell the rest of America the program would not work, that it was designed to fail. We were told to shut up and were accused of racism because we dared challenge President Obama and the lies he was telling. Senator Ted Cruz...
  • WH Predicts: Taxes Will Hit Record $3T in FY14--$29,673 Per Full-Time Worker

    11/14/2013 1:42:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | 11/14/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The latest Monthly Treasury Statement, which was released on Wednesday afternoon, relies on the estimate made by the White House Office of Management and Budget to say that federal tax revenues will top $3 trillion for the first time in the nation’s history in fiscal 2014. In fact, the record $3,023,004,000,000 in tax revenues that the White House is predicting the federal government will rake in during fiscal 2014 not only exceeds the inflation-adjusted revenue taken in by the government in any previous year, it also equals $29,673 in tax revenue for every full-time worker in the country....
  • Feds Cancel Order for $48K in Mechanical Bulls

    10/10/2013 10:51:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/10/13 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) -The Utah National Guard has cancelled its order for $47,174 in mechanical bulls. CNSNews.com had reported the order on Monday in a story that was linked to the Drudge Report and cited on Fox News. A cancellation notice for the contract was posted on the General Services Administration (GSA) website at 9:32 AM Thursday. Press Information Officer Lt. Col. Hank McIntire of the Utah National Guard tells CNSNews.com there never really was a contract, “There were glitches in the contracting process. So, no contract was ever drawn up or consummated.” When asked if he could tell CNSNews.com what the...
  • First CNN, Now NBC Also Canceling Its Planned Hillary Clinton Miniseries

    09/30/2013 6:04:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/30/2013 | Josh Feldman
    Shortly after CNN announced it was axing its Hillary Clinton documentary project, NBC has now released a statement saying its planned miniseries on the former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State has been called off. NBC has not provided much in the way of explanation (whether this was due to public pressure or failed talks with production studios) save for this brief statement, according to TVNewser. “After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/mini-series development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton mini-series.” NBC had previously hinted they wouldn’t be continuing on with the...
  • CNN Films Pulls the Plug on Hillary Clinton Documentary

    09/30/2013 11:03:55 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 6 replies
    Variety ^ | Daniel Goldblatt
    CNN Films has decided not to go forward with their highly-anticipated documentary on Hillary Clinton after the director stepped down from the project, citing pressure from both sides of the political aisle. GET CNN NEWS AND ALERTS FREE TO YOUR INBOX A spokesperson for CNN Worldwide explained, ”Charles Ferguson has informed us that he is not moving forward with his documentary about Hillary Clinton … [W]e won’t seek other partners and are not proceeding with the film.” Ferguson wrote a blog for the Huffington Post today, where he said that pressure from Clinton aides and supporters — as well as...
  • CNN's Hillary Clinton film scrapped as director blames lack of co-operation

    09/30/2013 6:40:09 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies
    Charles Ferguson says he was met with a wall of silence from more than a hundred people who refused to be interviewed.
  • Quinn cancels Democratic rally at State Fair (Illinois)

    08/11/2013 1:29:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/09/13 | Ray Long
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is tossing aside the decades-old tradition of Democrats throwing a political rally at the Illinois State Fair, but he denies that’s because Democrats are in disarray, he got booed heavily last year or that he’s facing a tough primary challenger. No, the Democratic governor says that Wednesday’s Governor’s Day at the state fairgrounds will not be the place for the usual political speeches, sign waving and blasting of Republicans. It will be filled with music and entertainment instead.
  • Couple cancels news conference about Zimmerman

    07/24/2013 10:31:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 142 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/24/2013 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A husband and wife canceled a news conference in which they had planned to talk about how George Zimmerman assisted them after their SUV flipped over on a Florida highway. Mark and Dana Gerstle had planned to speak Wednesday afternoon at the Orlando law office of Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara.
  • DC Democrats Pass $12.50 Minimum Wage Law… Wal-Mart Cancels Three Store Openings

    07/11/2013 6:22:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 90 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-10-2013 | Jim Hoft
    “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Isaac Newton’s Law of Motion Washington DC Democrats passed a bill that would require retailers to pay workers at least $12.50 per hour. Within hours of the decision Wal-Mart announced it was canceling three store openings in the area. Nice work, Democrats. WTOP reported: The D.C. Council has passed a bill that would require large retailers like Wal-Mart to pay workers at least $12.50. The bill now goes to Mayor Vincent Gray for his consideration. The 8-5 vote was short of the votes needed to override a veto from the...
  • TSA removes ‘nude scanners’ from airports

    06/03/2013 10:39:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2013, 8:00 a.m. | Hugo Martin
    The “nude scanners” are gone. The full-body scanners that used X-rays to create what looks like a nude image of passengers have been packed away and removed from airports across the country. The 250 or so machines were removed about two weeks ago, before the June 1 deadline set by Congress. But privacy advocates aren’t satisfied, noting that the Transportation Security Administration is still using full-body scanners that employ a different technology. … The TSA now relies solely on millimeter wave scanners, which previously generated similar nude images but have been upgraded to portray a generic figure on which they...
  • Pentagon Changes Mind, Says Soldiers Can Share Faith

    05/04/2013 9:23:11 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 48 replies
    The New American ^ | May 4, 2013 | Dave Bohon
    Following an uproar over a Defense Department statement saying that military personnel could be court-martialed for sharing their faith, the Pentagon has backed down on that position and now says soldiers are free to proselytize, as long as they don't harass others. “Service members can share their faith,” clarified Navy Lieutenant Commander Nate Christensen in a statement, “but must not force unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others of any faith or no faith to one's beliefs.” The Defense Department had released an alarming statement saying: “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense.... Court martials and non-judicial punishments...
  • Obama backs out of Planned Parenthood keynote address

    04/24/2013 11:32:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    The Washingtomn Times ^ | April 24, 2013 | Susan Crabtree
    resident Obama has canceled plans to deliver a keynote address at Planned Parenthood’s annual fundraising dinner Thursday night after critics decried his high-profile role at the abortion rights group amid new concerns about the brutality of illegal forms of abortion. White House spokesman Jay Carney announced the decision to cancel the keynote speech at the gala during his daily press briefing with reporters Wednesday. He attributed the schedule change to Mr. Obama’s desire to spend more time at a memorial service in Waco, Texas, for family members of the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion.
  • RICIN SUSPECT RELEASED FROM JAIL

    OXFORD, Miss. The Mississippi man charged with sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a state judge was released from jail on Tuesday, federal official said, though the reason for the release wasn't immediately clear.
  • Climate changing for global warming journalists

    04/15/2013 3:04:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 13/04/15 | Lawrence Solomon
    The Economist and other journalism icons are beginning to reassess their position on global warmingThe overwhelming consensus on global warming among journalists may be cracking. Last week, the world’s most prestigious newsmagazine – The Economist – backed away from its past alarmist position, saying that “If climate scientists were credit-rating agencies, climate sensitivity would be on negative watch.” The Economist now discounts the high-end estimates of warming coming from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as being unlikely if not far-fetched. Carbon taxes offer economic pain for little to no environmental gain Kenneth P. Green: Whether or not one...
  • Ashley Judd Bails on Kentucky Senate Race

    03/28/2013 10:55:03 AM PDT · by dead · 44 replies
    Actress Ashley Judd's next role will not be as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Judd said on Wednesday she has decided not to run in 2014 to try to unseat Republican Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, after considering such a candidacy for months. "After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities and energy at this time need to be focused on my family," she wrote on Twitter. Judd and her husband, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, announced in January that they had decided to end their 11-year marriage. Judd, 44, considers Kentucky...
  • Over 30 Senate Democrats vote to repeal the medical device tax

    03/22/2013 11:58:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    As I mentioned yesterday, the medical device tax that went into effect last January is just one of the many insidious job-killing measures contained within ObamaCare, but it is an especially terrible one. The 2.3 percent excise tax is meant to raise a handsome $30 billion to pay for ObamaCare over the next decade, except that, added bonus: It’s going to stifle innovation and competition in an industry that provides all manner of life-saving medical devices, from MRIs to pacemakers to blood tubes.And this hasn’t just been a Republican refrain, by the way. Thursday night, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to...
  • Falmouth, MA, Votes to Take-down wind turbines

    02/26/2013 7:17:18 AM PST · by pabianice · 15 replies
    Fox News Live (no link) | 2/26/13 | litton51@hotmail.com
    In April, 2011, Wind 1 went online near Falmouth, MA's waste plant. The 262 feet tall structure -- 10 feet taller than the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown -- has blades that extend almost 400 feet, which is about half the height of the John Hancock Building in Boston, reported WGBH-TV. Complaints started almost immediately. According to Fox, Wind 2 is ready to go online but the town said 'enough is enough.' The 262-foot eyesores have created a storm of protests from residents, many of whom blame numerous health problems on the turbine already in use. The blades' low frequency vibrations...
  • 'All My Babies' Mamas' canceled by Oxygen amidst controversy, before airing

    01/16/2013 12:59:04 AM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Controversial reality show "All My Babies' Mamas" has been canceled by Oxygen after a Change.org petition against the one-hour special received 37,000 signatures. According to reports, Oxygen was planning to highlight Shawty Lo, an Atlanta-based rapper who has 11 children with 10 different women. The show -- which was not being developed as a series, just as a one-time episode -- would have featured all of the women and children moving into one home together. According to an Oxygen press release, the show would "leave the man of the house to split his affection multiple ways while trying to create...
  • Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state, cites 'very politicized' confirmation....

    12/13/2012 1:02:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 148 replies
    Embattled U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state after months of criticism over her Benghazi comments, she told NBC News on Thursday.
  • Senate Democrats Urge Undoing of ObamaCare

    12/12/2012 10:24:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 12/12/12 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Many powerful Democrats, even some of the most liberal among them, are supporting what amounts to a dismantling of President Obama’s signature health care law. Using “Republican” language to make their case, these Democrats are attempting to repeal some of the funding mechanisms as well as the cost-containment measures that were purportedly inherent in the law. With some of their most influential constituent groups facing onerous tax increases that are slated to help fund the law’s mandates and regulations, Senators like Al Franken (D-MN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • Cadet quits, cites overt religion at West Point

    12/06/2012 8:21:03 AM PST · by crosshairs · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/5/12 | Michael Hill
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets. Blake Page announced his decision to quit the U.S. Military Academy this week in a much-discussed online post that echoed the sentiments of soldiers and airmen at other military installations. The 24-year-old told The Associated Press that a determination this semester that he could not become an officer because of clinical depression played a role in his public protest against what he calls the unconstitutional...
  • Toyota Pulls Plug on Obama, Reid’s Green Car Fantasy

    09/25/2012 10:38:06 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/25/12 | Lindsay Leveen
    Toyota has scrapped plans for widespread manufacturing and sale of a new mini-car that was to be powered as electric only. Reuters reports that Toyota stated they “had misread the market and the ability of still emerging battery technology to meet consumer demands.” We would all be a lot better off, if Only Barack Obama and Harry Reid had the same amount of guts as Toyota to admit to making gross errors in judgment. Takeshi Uchiyamada, the engineer who oversees vehicle development as Vice Chairman of Toyota, was frank in stating, “two years later, there are many difficulties.” Takeshi is...
  • Obama Campaign Flag Poster Quietly Yanked From Website…

    09/23/2012 7:23:24 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    The item, known as “Our Strips: Flag Poster” redesigned the American flag using the Obama for America logo. The print was the target of conservative backlash last week. A page where the flag was now returns as error page. A cached version of the website still shows the product but returns a error page when attempting to add the item to the cart.
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN QUIETLY DITCHES FAUX FLAG

    09/23/2012 5:18:31 PM PDT · by lasereye · 50 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 23, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    The Obama campaign produced a poster of an American flag, with Obama’s “O” symbol replacing the field of stars, as an item of campaign merchandise, selling for $35. The image was tasteless at best. It is hard to imagine any other politician arrogant enough to remake the flag in his own image: Barack Obama, however, has never been one to be deterred by bad taste. The larger problem was that, as many pointed out, the flag bore an uncanny resemblance to this grisly photograph taken at the American consulate in Benghazi: So the Obama campaign has quietly ditched the flag...
  • Willie Brown Jr. Academy razed (one of the worst 188 schools in the state)

    09/04/2012 2:00:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/4/12 | Jill Tucker
    What had been one of the lowest-performing, under-enrolled schools in San Francisco was little more than a pile of rubble as workers demolished Willie Brown Jr. Academy in the city's Bayview neighborhood. Loud hydraulic excavators bit off pieces of the few remaining walls still standing last week at the school, which served about 160 students in grades four through eight until June 2011. With blue sky visible above and gaping holes nearby, a paper sign directed visitors to the now-nonexistent counseling office. Soon, the tons of mangled rebar and concrete chunks will be carted off for recycling and the 4-acre...
  • Biden cancels Florida trip

    08/26/2012 9:12:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    politico44 ^ | 8/25/12 | politico
    The Obama campaign has canceled Vice President Biden's entire Florida trip. "This change in schedule is being taken to ensure that all law enforcement and emergency management resources across the state can continue
  • Penn State Football: DE recruit Webb decommits from Penn State [Others to follow?]

    07/22/2012 6:41:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    Centre Daily (State College, PA) ^ | July 21, 2012 | Travis Johnson
    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2013 recruiting class lost one of its commitments on Saturday. New Jersey defensive lineman Greg Webb withdrew his oral pledge to attend Penn State in favor of North Carolina. UNC recruiting sites reported Friday that Webb had reopened his recruiting and planned to visit the Tar Heels’ Chapel Hill campus on Saturday. Webb — a 6-foot-1, 295-pound defensive tackle at Timber Creek High School in Sicklerville, N.J. — indeed visited UNC and committed when his high school teammate Dajuan Drennon also committed to the Tar Heels. A four-star recruit by Rivals.com standards, Webb was one...
  • Obama supporters at wikipedia have repeatedly censored info about Obama’s involvement with Solyndra

    06/24/2012 1:45:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | June 24, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama supporters at wikipedia have repeatedly deleted the following information from wikipedia’s Solyndra article:
  • ABC Cancels Controversial 'GCB' Series

    05/14/2012 11:01:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 139 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/13/2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    ABC has canceled its freshman series with the controversial title "GCB," which some believed mocked Christians, as it failed to attract enough viewership.
  • Obama Is Losing His Rock-star Status Among Young Voters

    04/30/2012 6:50:46 AM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | Aprril 27, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Last week, Barack Obama delivered speeches at universities in Chapel Hill, N.C.; Iowa City, Iowa, and Boulder, Colo. The trip was, press secretary Jay Carney assured us, official government business, not political campaigning. It's part of a pattern. Neil Munro of the Daily Caller has counted 130 appearances by the president, vice president, their spouses, White House officials and Cabinet secretaries at colleges and universities since spring 2011. Obviously, the Obama campaign strategists are worried that he cannot duplicate his 66% to 32% margin among young voters back in 2008. Recent surveys of young people show inconsistent results. Gallup's tracking...
  • Bellingham School Won’t Change ‘God Bless The USA’ Words After Furor

    04/05/2012 12:51:42 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 33 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 4/5/12 | CBS Boston
    BELLINGHAM (CBS) – A presentation at an elementary school in Bellingham will go on next week following a controversy in which the words of a patriotic song were changed. Students at Stall Brook Elementary are doing a project on the 50 states and they planned to sing two songs at an assembly April 12. One was to be a tune about the states, and the other was the popular 1984 Lee Greenwood song “God Bless The USA.” But someone changed the chorus of Greenwood’s song to “We love the USA” for the assembly. That didn’t go over well with parents,...
  • Conservatives Criticize Drudge for Anti-Gingrich Assault

    01/28/2012 2:14:48 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 32 replies
    NYT ^ | 01/26/2012 | Michael D. Shear
    Furious conservatives have taken to blogs and Twitter on Thursday to vent their ire against what they allege is a conspiratorial dumping of twisted and manipulated negative attacks on Newt Gingrich. The target of their fury: The Drudge Report. For the last 48 hours, the conservative Web site led by Matt Drudge has become a virtual campaign arm for Mitt Romney, featuring huge, screaming headlines about Mr. Gingrich and his past. That prompted conservatives who support Mr. Gingrich to accuse Mr. Drudge of selling out to the Republican establishment — many of whom have come to Mr. Romney’s aid as...
  • Why was this thread pulled? Because Bloomberg content can't be posted here - AM

    08/26/2011 5:42:59 PM PDT · by central_va · 121 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo ^ | 8/25/11 | Mike Doming
    Why did you pull this thread?
  • Wedding is off for Hefner, Playmate

    06/14/2011 6:59:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 69 replies
    newsday ^ | 06.14.11
    Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner will not be marrying his Playmate bride-to-be Crystal Harris. "The wedding is off," Hefner, 85, tweeted Tuesday. "Crystal has had a change of heart."
  • Harold Camping 'Flabbergasted'; Rapture a No-Show ["It's been a really tough weekend"]

    05/23/2011 6:23:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/23/11 | Will Kane
    (05-22) 19:18 PDT ALAMEDA -- The man who said the world was going to end appeared at his front door in Alameda a day later, very much alive but not so well. "It has been a really tough weekend," said Harold Camping, the 89-year-old fundamentalist radio preacher who convinced hundreds of his followers that the rapture would occur on Saturday at 6 p.m. Massive earthquakes would strike, he said. Believers would ascend to heaven and the rest would be left to wander a godforsaken planet until Oct. 21, when Camping promised a fiery end to the world. But on Sunday,...
  • Breaking: Trump won’t run

    05/16/2011 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | May 16,2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Does this mean that Donald Trump’s media tour was nothing more than a self-serving publicity stunt? Perish the thought: Donald Trump announced Monday that he will not run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Despite months of speculation and a brief pop in the polls, Trump said in a statement that he was “not ready to leave the private sector.” Nothing proved that more than his oxygen-sucking clown act in pandering to conspiracy theorists. Did anyone seriously think that Trump was serious about running for the nomination? Hardest hit — Charles Krauthammer?
  • Huckabee releasing S.C. team

    We’ve been told that former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee, a rumored candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, is giving his former S.C. supporters the nod to seek work on other presidential campaigns. The word is that he’s told South Carolina staffers that they have his blessing for them to peddle their wares elsewhere. If this is as true as it appears, it’s the second major shakeup. Monday, Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour surprised everyone but himself when he announced that he would not seek the GOP nod.