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  • Two in one technique for biological imaging

    05/01/2012 5:14:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 24 April 2012 | Rebecca Brodie
    A UK based team has combined two methods into a new technique to investigate cell-substrate interactions in biomedical research.The new technique, correlative light-ion microscopy (CLIM), combines both ion and fluorescence microscopy to obtain topographical and biochemical information for the same area of a sample.The idea for the technique came to Molly Stevens and her colleagues at Imperial College London, when they observed unknown structures while conducting characterisation tests on human tissue samples. 'We realised that there was no simple and efficient method to correlate structural and biochemical information at the micro and nanoscale. Therefore, the only way forward was to...
  • Matthews: "So Proud" Of Obama Addressing Troops In Afghanistan

    05/01/2012 5:12:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 1, 2012
    Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball," raved about a speech President Obama made to American troops during his surprise visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. "I imagine being a soldier over there [and] this is what you want to hear," Matthews said, as if he was wearing military fatigues. Matthews also likened the leadership of President Obama to that of Henry V of England. "It was right out of Henry V actually, a touch of Barry, in this case, in the night for those soldiers risking their lives over there," Matthews said. "Well that's great stuff. I was so...
  • Argentina looking to absorb the million tons of bio-diesel Spain no longer will import

    05/01/2012 5:08:52 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    Merco Press ^ | May 1, 2012 | Merco Press
    Spain was Argentina’s main bio-diesel client having imported 995.599 tons in 2011 equivalent to 1.2 billion dollars, which is almost half the total revenue for the item, 2.3 billion. “Loosing overnight your main client is a problem, but hopefully there will be alternatives that could make the issue less painful”, said an industry source. Agriculture consultant Gustavo Lopez said that the immediate options are domestic consumption or exporting to other countries. “Since Spain will have to buy bio-diesel in other markets, probably France or Germany, Argentine exports could then be addressed to those markets” speculates Lopez. However the president of...
  • For The Truth About ObamaCare, Just Follow The Money

    05/01/2012 5:04:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 1, 2012
    ObamaCare: Yet another study — this one a survey of America's largest firms — shows why employers will drop health coverage for their workers once they do the math and see how much they can save. It's no longer news that President Obama isn't even close to keeping his promise to preserve the employer-paid health coverage enjoyed by tens of millions of Americans. But that fact bears repeating, especially since it keeps getting confirmed by new data. The latest piece of evidence comes from a confidential survey of Fortune 100 firms. It's a Republican report, produced by the House Ways...
  • For now, steak, and savoring life on the outside for freed Dewey (Exhonerated after 16 years)

    05/01/2012 4:56:59 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 14 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | May 1, 012 | Paul Shockley
    How do you start rebuilding a life after 16 lost years? For starters, in the case of 51-year-old Robert Dwain Dewey, you eat well. “He said he wanted a filet mignon steak, first thing,” Donna Weston, 71, Dewey’s mother, said after a press conference Monday morning at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. That cut-of-awesomeness meal will have to be restaurant variety, she said. Donna and her husband, Jim, packed up their RV Friday morning in Ridgecrest, Calif., for a 760-mile ride to Grand Junction, which was three days after getting the phone call of a lifetime. The one they’d prayed...
  • Does Elena Kagen have a $20 million commitment to destroying the American Republic?

    05/01/2012 4:52:27 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 158 replies
    Yahoo Answers ^ | 4/24/2012 | Alan M Gottlieb
    What would you say if you learned that a member of the highest court in the land has spent the last 30 years openly advocating for the destruction of the US Constitution and even went so far as to accept $20 million from Shariah Law proponents to accomplish her goal? That Supreme Court Justice is Elena Kagan. The year after Ronald Reagan entered the Oval Office with the goal of restoring America to greatness; Elena Kagan penned a telling and disturbing senior thesis titled "To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933." In that body of work, Kagan...
  • Tester leads MT-Sen, GOP ahead in House race

    05/01/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    PPP's first three polls on the Montana Senate race found the same thing every time: a 2 point lead for Denny Rehberg. Over the last six months though there's been a shift and Jon Tester now leads Rehberg by a 48-43 margin. Tester's moved into the lead because of shifts with Democrats and independents. What was an 86-10 lead with Democrats is now 90-7. He's been able to consolidate his base some. And although he already led independents by a 46-41 margin he's pushed that advantage up further to 48-36. Montanans are closely divided in their feelings about Tester with...
  • Obama Abuses Bravery Of Others For Political Gain

    05/01/2012 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 1, 2012
    Leadership: If President Obama isn't careful, he might get injured slapping himself on the back for killing Osama bin Laden. Spiking the football in such an obviously political way is conduct unbecoming of a commander in chief. gjaclThe recent unseemly comments by Obama and his attempt to turn a successful military operation into a campaign stunt show a sad political desperation by our nation's leader. It's bad enough Obama takes credit for the Navy SEALs' achievement. But this time an Obama campaign video, "One Chance," suggests Mitt Romney wouldn't be man enough to do what Obama did. Or as the...
  • Mitt Romney Swiss bank account ad misses mark (No mention of Obama's UBS Swiss Banker Robert Wolf)

    05/01/2012 4:47:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Guardian ^ | 5/1/12 | Paul Harris
    Who With the official kick-off of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign this weekend in Ohio, it's clearly time to test out a few attack lines on Republican opponent Mitt Romney. Think of it as the start of a boxing match. In the blue corner, Team Obama is trotting out to the centre of the ring and throwing a few jabs just to see what sticks to Romney's square-cut chin. What This is a slick 30-second TV spot of a kind we are going to be seeing a lot of this year. As such, it has to pack a lot in...
  • Openly gay foreign-policy spokesman for Romney campaign resigns; Update: “He wasn’t under wraps”

    05/01/2012 4:45:34 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 18 replies
    HotAir ^ | 05/01/2012 | Allahpundit
    Jen Rubin suggests(also, says he was forced out by anti-gay conservatives) that he quit in frustration, because Romney was too afraid of social conservative disapproval to let him speak for the campaign right now even though the OBL anniversary has pushed foreign policy front and center in the campaign. True?
  • Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 51%, Berkley (D) 40%

    05/01/2012 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 1, 2012
    Incumbent Republican Senator Dean Heller has crossed the 50% mark of support against his likeliest Democratic challenger in his bid for election to his first full term in Nevada. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada finds Heller picking up 51% of the vote against Congresswoman Shelley Berkley who draws 40% support. Just two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • White House says Afghanistan trip not political

    05/01/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    White House says Afghanistan trip not political politicalmugshot Posted by CNN Political Unit Washington (CNN) – The White House strongly denied Tuesday that President Barack Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan was executed for political motives, saying the visit was more than a year in the making. On a conference call with reporters, a senior administration official speaking from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan was asked if the trip – made on the one-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden – was opening the president to charges of "craven politics." "I think what could not be clearer is...
  • Hi, I Killed Osama bin Laden and I Approve This Message

    05/01/2012 4:39:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Hi, I Killed Osama bin Laden and I Approve This Message Can Barack Obama ride the OBL raid to victory in November? BY MICHAEL A. COHEN | MAY 1, 2012 If there is one attribute that the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign has brought us in great measure, aside from sweater vests and former pizza magnates with delusions of grandeur, it is false outrage. Whether it's Democrats up in arms over Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus comparing the "war on women" to a "war on caterpillars" or multimillionaire Ann Romney becoming a troubadour for stay-at-home moms against the slings and...
  • 100 blacks beat white couple, media bury attack

    05/01/2012 4:38:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 106 replies
    WND ^ | 1 May 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    There’s outrage in Norfolk, Va., today after a white couple was attacked by a group of 100 black teenagers, and the local newspaper did not report on the incident for two weeks, despite the victims being employees of the paper. Even today, the Virginian-Pilot did not cover the crime as news, but rather as an opinion piece by columnist Michelle Washington. “Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim,” Washington wrote, describing the onslaught that began when Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami stopped at a red light while driving home from a...
  • Obama`s " Fundamental Change " Vs. KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov`s KGB Revolution Method

    05/01/2012 4:36:43 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 6 replies ^ | May 01 2012 | Vanity
    Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov was a journalist for RIA Novosti and a former KGB informant from the Soviet Union who defected to Canada. Bezmenov explains the 4 basic principles of subverting a free country and converting it to totalitarianism. Although parts of the video are somewhat outdated, the essential element is the methods used to transform a country from freedom to tyranny : 1. Demoralize. . Demoralize the population through the education system. Inculcate marxist/leninist ideology into students in the classroom without being challenged or balanced with the writings of the Enlightenment,natural law, in/un alienable rights,etc. . . 2. Destabilization....
  • Oakland: Hundreds rally at Fruitvale BART station

    05/01/2012 4:33:46 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 8 replies ^ | 5/1/12 | Robert Salonga, Matthew Artz, Katy Murphy
    OAKLAND -- A May Day protest heated up in downtown Oakland Tuesday afternoon as protesters repeatedly scuffled with police in riot gear, who responded with tear gas and orders to clear the streets. As of mid-afternoon, at least five demonstrators had been arrested, and AC Transit announced detours for bus routes passing through downtown. Police declared an unlawful assembly on 14th Street, between Clay and Broadway, minutes later. While some remained downtown, others headed to the East Oakland Fruitvale neighborhood for a rally and march on the BART station made infamous by the shooting death of Oscar Grant III by...
  • Obama in Afghanistan, sees 'light on the horizon'

    05/01/2012 4:33:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2012
    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) -- On a swift, secretive trip to the war zone, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that after years of sacrifice the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan is winding down just as the war in Iraq has ended. "There's a light on the horizon," he told U.S. troops on the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. After signing an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai setting post-war promises and expectations, Obama addressed Americans back home in the midst of his endeavor to win re-election as U.S. president and commander in chief.
  • Wowdy webels oust EPA prefect who talked of crucifying oil companies

    05/01/2012 4:28:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Edirorials ^ | May 1, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    For the second time in recent weeks someone in the Obama administration has embarrassed the boss by providing a peek behind the aloof facade on how the Chicago pol really governs. And now Alfredo Al Armendariz has been banished. Actually, the chief regional administrator threw himself under the bus, presumably fueled by natural gas. He was in charge of District 6 enforcement encompassing Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arkansas. He was caught on videotape (Scroll down for the video) addressing a Texas community's residents and likening the EPA's tough enforcement policy toward oil companies to the Romans' approach to...
  • Why do illegal immigrants have the right to an attorney? [vanity]

    05/01/2012 4:23:48 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 19 replies
    Just watched an episode of The First 48 (great show, btw), and the two suspects were Mexican nationals, aka illegal immigrants. The show did acknowledge both men are/were in the country illegally. The police got a surviving victim to identify the suspects in a photo line up. Then the police found them hiding out in rural west Texas and brought them in. Right off the bat they both asked for attorneys. Why do they have that right? And of course it's absurd that they get taxpayer-funded public defenders, but that's not really the issue. If they're not citizens, why do...
  • Hugo Chavez Returns To Cuba For 'Home Stretch' Of Cancer Treatment

    05/01/2012 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies ^ | May 1, 2012
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez left his native Venezuela for Cuba on Monday, announcing that he would undergo further cancer treatment. "We're in the home stretch," Chavez said of his radiation therapy treatment during a ceremony in which he signed a new labor law before boarding a plane bound for Havana. At the ceremony, Chavez called for Venezuela to withdraw from the Organization of American States' Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a Washington-based body that he described as a platform for the U.S. to harm Venezuelan interests, CNN reported. Chavez said he would return after several days, and that he hoped...
  • Abridged: The First Amendment Is Now a Felonious Criminal Act *Video*

    05/01/2012 4:18:44 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 10 replies ^ | 5/1/2012 | Mac Slavo
    As Congressional representatives overwhelming approved the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act in February of this year, few Americans were paying attention. When President Obama signed the Act into law, he did so in secret, without any of the fanfare that came with his signing of universal health care two years prior – and for good reason. This is one of those laws the government doesn’t want you to know exists until it’s too late to do anything about it. For many, awareness of the existence of the new law will only become apparent when they are arrested and...
  • Do we know what’s human? We’ve been wrong before

    05/01/2012 4:18:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/1/12 | André Schutten
    May 1, 2012 ( - Last month marked the 147th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. On the evening of April 14th, 1865 he was shot in the head and succumbed to the wound on the morning of April 15th. I finished reading a 700-page biography of this man, this heroic character who fought so hard for the end of slavery in America. And I was reminded of that political struggle on Thursday evening as I listened to the House of Commons debate over MP Stephen Woodworth’s Motion 312. Mr. Woodworth stood on Thursday afternoon to present his motion to the...
  • Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity With Occupy Wall Street Movement {Oct 2011}

    05/01/2012 4:17:15 PM PDT · by drpix · 9 replies ^ | 10/05/2011 | Jimmy Hoffa Jr.
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is the official statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa issued today about the Occupy Wall Street protest: "No one should be surprised that Occupy Wall Street is gaining support and spreading quickly around the country. The American Dream has disappeared for students, whose reality is debt and unemployment. The dream disappeared for workers forced to take wage cuts by employers sitting on billions of dollars in profits. The dream disappeared for working families who paid too steep a price for Wall Street's greed, stupidity and fraud. "It's clear what this...
  • Earl Rose, medical examiner during JFK assassination in Dallas, dies in Iowa at age 85

    05/01/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/01/2012 | Associated Press
    n the turbulent hours following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, many were uncertain about what to do, but medical examiner Earl Rose knew one thing: The shooting happened in Dallas, and it was his job to do an autopsy on anyone slain in the city. Rose stood in a doorway at the hospital where Kennedy’s body was taken on Nov. 22, 1963, in a vain attempt to block Kennedy’s aides as they removed his coffin. The Secret Service and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy prevailed, and the president’s body was flown to Bethesda Naval Hospital, where an autopsy was done by...
  • Martial Law Executive Order by Obama

    05/01/2012 4:11:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Obama Has Signed ANOTHER Martial Law Executive Order — Click below to DEMAND Congress STOP Obama’s “Emergency Powers” Executive Order: ALERT: Obama’s preparations to institute MARTIAL LAW IN AMERICA are coming together quickly — he has now signed ANOTHER “Executive Order”, this time to take control of America’s domestic natural gas production! It’s getting WORSE — we MUST STOP HIM NOW! SEND A MESSAGE TO EVERY SINGLE U.S. CONGRESSMAN, DEMANDING THEY STOP BARACK OBAMA’S “EMERGENCY POWERS” MARTIAL LAW EXECUTIVE ORDER: SEND YOUR MESSAGE NOW!
  • On surprise Afghanistan visit, Obama says nation emerging from 'dark cloud of war' LIVE THREAD

    05/01/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT · by Jean S · 65 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/1/12
    President Obama zipped through Afghanistan Tuesday on a previously unannounced visit, signing a key partnership document with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as he prepared to deliver an address to the nation on the anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death.  In excerpts released in advance of the address, the president made sweeping statements about the course and eventual conclusion of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.  "We have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war. Yet here, in the pre-dawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon," he plans...
  • McConnell turns down Obama invitation to celebrate Kentucky win

    05/01/2012 4:07:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/01/12 | Alexander Bolton
    McConnell turns down Obama invitation to celebrate Kentucky winBy Alexander Bolton - 05/01/12 02:06 PM ET Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is passing on an invitation from President Obama to celebrate the University of Kentucky’s NCAA basketball championship at the White House on Friday. Obama invited the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team to the White House later this week to recognize its victory over Kansas to win the 2012 national championship. The president asked McConnell to join but the Senate leader will be in Kentucky participating in festivities leading up to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, according to...
  • Georgetown University will not offer student contraception coverage

    05/01/2012 4:02:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | May 1, 2012
    Georgetown University Healy Hall. Credit: Aurelien Guichard (CC BY-SA 2.0). Washington D.C., May 1, 2012 / 02:07 am (CNA).- The president of Georgetown University cited the importance of Catholic identity in his announcement that student health care plans will not be adjusted to include coverage of birth control. However, he also indicated that the D.C.-based Jesuit university will continue its practice of offering such coverage to employees.  In an April 26 email to the university community, President John J. DeGioia said that after “thoughtful and careful consideration,” the administration has decided to “continue our current practice for contraceptive coverage...
  • Rodriguez: Pelosi is Confused or Lying; Enhanced Interrogations Led to Bin Laden

    05/01/2012 4:02:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | May 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: April 23rd, 2009, Washington, Capitol Hill, press conference, Pelosi. A reporter says, "It's been said that in the fall of 2002, key members of the Intelligence Committee, including you, Ms. Pelosi, were briefed on interrogation methods, including waterboarding. At the time you were briefed, did you raise any objections?" PELOSI: At that or any other briefing, and that was the only briefing that I was briefed on in that regard, we were not -- I repeat -- not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used. RUSH: Last night on Hannity, Jose...
  • New Slogan: 'Real Change Is Slow and it Never Happens All at Once'

    05/01/2012 3:59:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/1/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    Michelle Obama seems to have tried out a new campaign slogan at today's fundraiser in Las Vegas. "I’m not going to kid you," the first lady said at the fundraiser, according to the pool report. "This journey is going to be long. And it’s going to be hard. And there are going to be plenty of twists and turns along the way. That’s how change always happens in this country. The reality is real change is slow and it never happens all at once." Seems like a winning slogan to me! "Change is slow."
  • Kim Jong Un Provides Field Guidance to Work for Developing Rungra Pleasure Ground for People

    05/01/2012 3:56:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    (North) Korean Central News ^ | 4-30-12 | unattributed
    Pyongyang, April 30 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, provided field guidance to the work for developing the Rungra Pleasure Ground for People. He was accompanied by Jang Song Thaek, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and vice-chairman of the National Defence Commission. The Rungra Pleasure Ground for People covering an area of nearly 100 hectares consists of the Rungra Dolphin Aquarium, Rungra Wading Pool, Rungra Funfair, etc. The first leg...
  • Electoral silence on France's slow economic decline

    05/01/2012 3:54:33 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/1/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, in Paris
    France's economy has weathered the global crisis of the last five years deceptively well, shielded by a Leviathan state and the postponement of hard choices. Yet the underlying decline that began 30 years ago has gathered speed. France's share of eurozone exports has dropped from 17pc to 13pc since 2000. Spain, Benelux and Germany have done much better. "France is coddled with illusions," said Jean Peyrelevade, ex-head of Credit Lyonnais. "Economic decline is the brutal, hard, undeniable reality. We are consuming the leftovers of a past prosperity." The trade account - an iconic indicator for Colbertistes - has switched from...
  • Obama to US troops: Bin Laden got his justice

    05/01/2012 3:41:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies ^ | 5/1/12 | BEN FELLER
    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- President Barack Obama is telling troops in Afghanistan that Osama bin Laden got his justice one year ago, as the president stirs up memories of his signature foreign policy victory in a secret trip to this war zone. Obama told the troops: "The reason America is safe is because of you."
  • Concealed carry: Why the uproar?

    05/01/2012 3:39:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | April 30, 2012 | Ken Hanson
    April 8, 2012, marked the anniversary of a law that affects the lives of more than 270,000 Buckeyes. Ohio’s concealed-handgun license law turned 8 years old on that Sunday afternoon. Notably absent from the festivities were blood in the streets, Wild West reenactments and an epidemic of accidental gun injuries. To understand the significance of this event and why today it seems completely unremarkable, simply Google “Ohio concealed carry 2003” and prepare to be astonished. • “The widespread carrying of concealed handguns, however, will result in far more cases of senseless killings that occur simply because a loaded gun was...
  • Vilsack poses ‘toughest race’ for Iowa’s King

    05/01/2012 3:39:20 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies ^ | May 1, 2012 | Joseph Morton
    After a long line of low-profile, foregone-conclusion U.S. House campaigns, western Iowa faces an intense battle between a leader of the Tea Party movement and a candidate with close ties to the Obama administration. In one corner is five-term incumbent Republican Rep. Steve King, the conservative firebrand and national TV presence. In the other is Christie Vilsack, wife of the U.S. agriculture secretary and the state’s former first lady, who is trying to become the first woman Iowa sends to Congress. The two already have mixed it up on the campaign trail over such issues as health care, the economy...
  • Santorum wants promises from Romney before backing

    05/01/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 1, 2012 | Philip Elliott
    WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum wants to ensure the GOP's policy platform represents conservatives' interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt and repairing his reputation.Both Republicans are expected to endorse their former rival Mitt Romney — and signal to their backers to fall in line behind the party's presumptive nominee — but each wants assurances that Romney will deliver for them. Neither is rushing toward the task.Meanwhile, it doesn't appear that Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is going to go that way. Paul is still in the race and hasn't yet recognized Romney as the party's nominee. The tea...
  • This Prom Has Everything (for Muslim girls), Except for Boys

    05/01/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 1, 2012 | PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN
    HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — The prom countdown was nearly complete, the do-it-yourself Greek columns, pink and white tulle bows and plastic flutes with the “Once Upon a Dream” logo awaiting the evening of evenings. But as she looked at her reflection in the mirror, her one-shoulder lavender gown matching the elaborate hijab that framed her face in a cascade of flowers — a style learned on YouTube — Tharima Ahmed knew that what lay ahead was more than simply a prom. As organizer of Hamtramck High School’s first all-girl prom, which conforms to religious beliefs forbidding dating, dancing with boys or...
  • Oakland May Day protest triggers arrests and tear gas

    05/01/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies ^ | 1 May 2012 | KTVU And Wires
    An Occupy Oakland May Day protest reeled out of control Tuesday as police fired tear gas into the unruly crowd and made several arrests. Protesters began gathering around 9 a.m. in downtown Oakland and took to the streets, blocking traffic on several streets as they marched. < p/> Around noon, several hundred protesters gathered in an intersection in front of City Hall where a confrontation with police began. In a matter minutes, tears gas was fired into the crowd as tension rose and riot-geared police began making arrests. Police were forced to Taser at least one demonstrator to take him...
  • Romney's Gay Foreign Policy Spokesman Resigns (After only two weeks on the job)

    05/01/2012 2:58:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/01/2012 | By Napp Nazworth
    Richard Grenell, an openly gay foreign policy expert hired by Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, has resigned after only two weeks on the job. In a statement obtained Tuesday by Jennifer Rubin, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post, Grenell said, "While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama's foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign." Grenell also thanked Romney for not making his sexual orientation an issue when...
  • Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Occupy Wall Street(FLASHBACK)

    05/01/2012 2:53:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | October 5, 2011 | AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
    Occupy Wall Street has captured the imagination and passion of millions of Americans who have lost hope that our nation's policymakers are speaking for them. We support the protesters in their determination to hold Wall Street accountable and create good jobs.    We are proud that today on Wall Street, bus drivers, painters, nurses and utility workers are joining students and homeowners, the unemployed and the underemployed to call for fundamental change.  Across America, working people are turning out with their friends and neighbors in parks, congregations and union halls to express their frustration – and anger -- about our country's...
  • Grover Norquist to endorse Mourdock after Lugar rejects no-tax pledge

    05/01/2012 2:53:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 1, 2012 | Chris Moody
    Grover Norquist, the influential conservative activist who is the president of Americans for Tax Reform, will endorse Richard Mourdock over Dick Lugar before next week's Republican Senate primary in Indiana, Yahoo News has learned. Lugar, who has represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate since 1977, has never signed Norquist's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" never to raise taxes. A majority of Republican lawmakers—and some Democrats in conservative districts—have signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge. Norquist will join a handful of high-profile conservatives and organizations—including Sarah Palin and the American Conservative Union—who have backed Mourdock, Indiana's state treasurer who is running to...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 5-1-12

    05/01/2012 2:49:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies ^ | 5-1-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Senator: 'Clearly, This Trip Is Campaign Related'

    05/01/2012 2:48:57 PM PDT · by · 16 replies ^ | May 1, 2012 | Craig Bannister
    Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says President's surprise trip to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden must campaign related, since Obama's spent the last three years gutting the military: “Our troops on the front lines always appreciate a visit from the Commander-in-Chief. Obama’s last visit was in December 2010, and the last time he addressed the nation about Afghanistan was June 2011. "Clearly this trip is campaign related. We’ve seen recently that President Obama has visited college campuses in an attempt to win back the support...
  • Total US Debt Soars To 101.5% Of GDP

    05/01/2012 2:40:25 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/01/2012 | Tyler Durden
    There is nothing quite like a $70 billion debt auction settlement at the last day of a month to bring total US debt to a record $15.692 trillion, which happens to be just $600 billion shy of the $16.394 trillion debt ceiling. (and no, contrary to simple economic textbook lesson, this does not mean that the private sector just got another $70 billion in debt capacity courtesy of taxpayers, as explained here). And now that we know what Q1 GDP was at the end of Q1, or namely $15.462 trillion, it is simply math to divine that today alone total...

    05/01/2012 2:34:59 PM PDT · by lward99 · 18 replies
    Times247 ^ | 5/1/12 | Times247
    In 2008 Barack Obama criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using Osama bin Laden in an ad to score "political points." Four years later the Obama campaign has created an ad of its own, insinuating that Mitt Romney would not have given the order to capture and kill bin Laden. The blowback has been swift and severe, with Navy SEALs, Sen. John McCain and even Democrat allies like Arianna Huffington denouncing the ad. Read more:
  • FBI says Occupy Cleveland not under investigation though suspects were actively involved in group.

    05/01/2012 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 69 replies ^ | 01May12 | Michael Scott
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – FBI officials today said that while the members of a group arrested in an attempt to blow up a bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park were also involved in the Occupy Cleveland movement, that organization is not under federal investigation. "Let me be clear, the FBI and Department of Justice are not conducting an investigation of any specific group," said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. "We do not investigate movements or groups, we investigate individuals." The Occupy movement is never identified by name in the affidavit filed by federal officials...
  • “THE [not] MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, May-1-2012

    05/01/2012 2:22:34 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 47 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Occupy Cleveland cancels 'May Day' rally, says bomb suspects involved with movement

    05/01/2012 2:17:59 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 22 replies ^ | May 1, 2012 | Connor Kiesel
    CLEVELAND - Occupy Cleveland canceled a scheduled rally Tuesday after a group of men connected to the organization were arrested by the FBI. In a news release, Occupy Cleveland said the five men arrested in a terror plot to blow up the Route 82 bridge in Brecksville were "in no way representing or acting on behalf of Occupy Cleveland" and Occupy is rooted in non-violent principles.
  • Video: It’s going to be a long summer, isn’t it ?

    05/01/2012 2:16:19 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 1, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Washington Post headlines its story about Team Obama’s new campaign ad with “Obama goes negative on Mitt Romney’s wealth with ‘Swiss Bank Account’.” A better headline would have been, “Got desperation?” The ad itself is not unexpected, and hits all of the class-warfare buttons one imagines: Video : Swiss Bank Account Chris Cillizza gives this a straightforward look on the ad, which will air in Iowa, Ohio, and Virginia, three key battleground states this fall. The attack is also straightforward, of course. Romney is rich enough to have a Swiss bank account, a subject that came up briefly in...
  • Presidents Of A Feather: Can Clinton Save Obama?

    05/01/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Politics: The president who wagged the dog and let bin Laden get away raises millions for the president who jokes about eating one while taking credit for Osama's death. A deal for Hillary as veep, perhaps? Politics makes strange bedfellows, the cliche goes. In 2008, Hillary Clinton waged a protracted and sometimes bitter battle for the Democratic presidential nomination against a former community organizer and absentee state senator from Illinois only to wind up as President Obama's secretary of state. Husband and former President Bill Clinton even made racially tinged remarks about Obama's primary victory over Hillary in the South...