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  • Junior Seau's family talks to elders about brain study

    05/07/2012 7:31:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | May 7, 2012 | Alan Duke
    A decision on if researchers can study Junior Seau's brain for clues to the NFL veteran's suicide will wait until his family meets with elders from their Samoan culture, his family said Monday. Seau, 43, died of a gunshot wound at his Oceanside, California, home wound last week in what the coroner concluded was a suicide. There has been speculation about whether repeated hits to his head over his 20-year pro football career could have been a contributing factor. Seau's parents, who are from the island of Aunu'u, American Samoa, were meeting Monday with Samoan elders, according to Shawn Mitchell,...
  • In New Biography, Obama Asks: Am I an American?

    05/07/2012 7:29:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Byron York
    ...the Maraniss book published last week in Vanity Fair reveals a portrait of Obama that might have enriched the voters' understanding of him in the 2008... The excerpt focuses on Obama's brief time in New York after his graduation from Columbia University. The son of a Kenyan father and an American expatriate mother, Obama emerges as a man questioning whether he viewed himself, or wanted to be viewed by others, as an American. Not in a citizenship sense -- Obama was born in the United States and that was that -- but in the sense of how he saw the...
  • Now a witness to Breitbart's death vanishes Follows suspicious demise of member of coroner's team

    05/07/2012 7:21:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 211 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/7/12 | Jerome B. Corsi
    A private investigator has been unable to find the only eyewitness to the sudden death of media innovator and conservative activist Andrew Breitbart. The apparent disappearance of Christopher Lasseter, who says he saw Breitbart drop to the sidewalk in front of a restaurant, adds to the mystery surrounding Breitbart’s March 1 death. On the day the Los Angeles County coroner released Breitbart’s autopsy report, a photographic technician at the corner’s office died suddenly of suspicious causes. In addition, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., just three weeks before Breitbart’s death – where he promised to unveil “damning”...
  • Obama administration advises new French president: For sake of world economy, don’t raise taxes

    05/07/2012 7:16:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/7/12 | Michelle Malkin
    “Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes…” ***** President Obama was quick to invite France’s Socialist president-elect to Washington for a visit, but the White House also had some rather perplexing advice for Francois Hollande: President Obama’s spokesman warned the new socialist president-elect of France not to implement his campaign agenda of ending austerity measures, indicating that such a reversal could damage the world economy. “A balanced approach . . . Both fiscal consolidation and efforts to boost the recovery is the right approach for Europe,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today. “That’s an approach that he thinks...
  • North Carolina, known for moderate politics, weighs amendment banning same-sex marriage

    05/07/2012 7:10:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    AP ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012
    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has long prided itself on its moderate politics dating to the civil rights era, as well as its place as a New South leader and a hub for high-tech, banking and higher education. Even though the state backed Democrat Barack Obama for president in 2008, it has maintained a socially conservative streak. North Carolina was represented for 30 years in Washington by the late Sen. Jesse Helms, the conservative stalwart who opposed abortion, gay rights and gun control. Now the Tar Heel State finds itself drawing nationwide attention for a referendum Tuesday on a constitutional...
  • Final poll gives North Carolina marriage amendment clear advantage

    05/07/2012 7:09:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    A final poll of likely North Carolina voters conducted over the weekend continues to give a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions an easy margin of victory in Tuesday’s election while the Democratic contest for governor is tightening. The referendum holds a 16-point advantage, 55 percent in favor and 39 percent against, according to the Public Policy Polling survey, a left-leaning Raleigh-based firm. The numbers shifted little in the final week as big-names on either side of the debate – Rev. Billy Graham for and former President Bill Clinton against – made final pleas to persuade voters. Many...
  • 2 dead, at least 24 wounded in weekend shootings

    05/07/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies ^ | 6 May 2012 | Sun Times Media Wire
    Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people -- one of them a 12-year-old girl -- have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. About 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Devon Paramore, 33, of the 8600 block of West 87th Street, was shot in the back and right armpit in the 1300 block of 13th Street and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The other fatal shooting occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday in the city’s Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, where police said they found an unresponsive 16-year-old boy...
  • The End of Obama Liberalism as an Intellectual Movement

    05/07/2012 7:06:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 5, 2012 | Carl Paulus
    Over the past six months the public has watched the current liberal intellectual movement crumble as its leaders have failed to provide a tenable solution to the serious problems facing our nation. President Obama is desperately searching for a way to convince the public he should be reelected. But his liberal ideology is no longer capable of providing effective answers to the questions of the 21st century. Today's liberalism has been reduced to an opposition movement, rather than a coherent ideological alternative to conservatism. The Democratic Party all but confirmed this notion with their latest slogan for the 2012 campaign:...
  • Iowa judges ousted after legalizing same-sex marriage to receive Profiles in Courage Award

    05/07/2012 7:05:37 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 7, 2012 | AP
    CBS/AP) BOSTON - President John F. Kennedy's only surviving child is celebrating what would have been his 95th birthday this month by honoring three Iowa judges who were ousted after the court unanimously decided to legalize same-sex marriages. . . . The three judges will receive a sterling silver ship's lantern symbolizing a beacon of hope. The award, which was designed by Kennedy's husband, Edwin Schlossberg, and crafted by Tiffany & Co., resembles one belonging to the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides."
  • Soros donates $1 million to liberal super PAC

    05/07/2012 6:59:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) - Billionaire financier George Soros has donated $1 million to the left-leaning super PAC American Bridge, a source with the organization said Monday. The donation marks the first major foray into the 2012 presidential race for Soros, a high-profile supporter of President Barack Obama. In 2008 Soros helped the president raise a record amount of campaign cash. In a statement, American Bridge's founder David Brock said Soros' donation would help his organization influence the 2012 election.
  • 9/11 Defense Attorney Calls For women To Wear 'Appropriate' Clothing

    05/07/2012 6:55:25 PM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies ^ | 05/07/2012 | n/a
    <p>The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs.</p>
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (May 07)

    05/07/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Doofer · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 07, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney earning 47% of the vote and President Obama attracting 45% support. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while four percent (4%) are undecided. The candidates have been within two points of each other for ten of the last 11 days. During that time, Obama has had a slight advantage on six days, Romney on five. All signs indicate that the race for the White House is a pure toss-up with six months to go. See tracking history. The candidates are just three points apart...
  • Dr Krugman's Magic Dogma

    05/07/2012 6:32:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 5, 2012 | James Lewis
    Harry Truman famously complained about his economic advisers, who wouldn't give him simple, straight answers. "All they say is 'On the one hand this, and on the other hand that,'" he was quoted. "I'm looking for a one-handed economist!" Well, ol' Harry could have found economists who were absolutely cocksure -- and wrong. Take Paul Krugman, the Jeremiah of the new New York Times Agit-Prop page. Dr K is absolshshtutely, posilutely sure that another trillion bucks of deficit spending will fix the US economy. Other economists may have their doubts, but Dr K knows the answer in his bones. Krugman...
  • Dismal Beginning To Obama's Never-Ending Campaign

    05/07/2012 6:25:26 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Politics: The Preezy of the United Steezy, as Barack Obama lets Jimmy Fallon refer to him, opens his re-election bid to a partially-filled stadium and a letter from his rival asking this year's key question: Where are the jobs? There were no faux Greek columns when the president with the composite girlfriend and taste for canine filets officially began his 57-state campaign Saturday at Ohio State University's 18,300-seat Schottenstein Center that was only partially filled with those wearing faded "hope and change" T-shirts hoping to get their student loans paid off. According to recent stats, only half of OSU graduates...
  • Trouble already: Why so many no-shows for Obama's campaign kickoff?

    05/07/2012 6:25:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 7, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    WANTED: A new presidential campaign advance team that can count. Contact Obama for America headquarters in Chicago. Of all the times to blow the political optics, it was to be the first "official" campaign event on Barack Obama's billion-dollar reelection campaign. A huge rally in Columbus, Ohio, capital of such a key state this fall that Republicans have never won the White House without it. We say "official," of course, because Obama has never really stopped running for reelection since Aretha Franklin's last note on the Capitol steps Jan. 20, 2009. Nor has Obama let up campaigning since he announced...
  • French president-elect Hollande: I won’t be ‘difficult’ for Obama

    05/07/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    Hold the Freedom Fries. The new French President-elect François Hollande wants the world to know that he speaks English—better than proudly pro-American Nicolas Sarkozy—and isn't out to "make things difficult for Barack Obama" on issues like Afghanistan. "Yes, I speak English, more fluently than the former president. But a French president has to speak French!" Hollande told—in English—in a wide-ranging interview published one day after he beat Sarkozy in a runoff election. The Socialist was to meet with Obama next week before two important international summits: a G8 gathering sure to focus on ways to pull the world economy...
  • Lesley Stahl Insulted to No Longer Have a Monopoly on the News

    05/07/2012 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is gonna be close to my all-time favorite or this is close to my all-time favorite. I can't say it is my all-time favorite 'cause I don't remember them all, but this is clearly in the top five. On April 29th, Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes, interviewed Jose Rodriguez who is the chief interrogator of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at Club Gitmo. And I love this bite because, as I listen to it, I firmly believe that Jose Rodriguez knows exactly who he's dealing with and is having fun with her and she doesn't know it. He knows...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Creech Air Force Base, Nevada ~ 08 MAY 2012

    05/07/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 86 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Creech Air Force Base, Nevada Creech Air Force Base, formerly known as Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, is a United States Air Force base located one mile north of the central business district of Indian Springs, in Clark County, Nevada, United States. It is about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas and 45 miles northwest of Nellis Air Force Base. It is named in honor of General Wilbur L. “Bill” Creech, known as the "Father of the Thunderbirds". The host unit is the 432d Wing, which has six operational squadrons,...
  • Eurozone Crisis: Merkel Tells Athens And Paris To Stick To Spending Limits

    05/07/2012 5:52:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | May 07, 2012 | Ian Traynor
    Eurozone Crisis: Merkel Tells Athens And Paris To Stick To Spending Limits Efforts to save the euro under threat after EU leaders' strategies collide with the wishes of voters in Greece and France Ian Traynor 7 May 2012 Europe's 30-month effort to save the euro by slashing spending and debt levels risks turning into a crisis of political legitimacy after EU leaders' strategies collided spectacularly with the wishes of voters in Greece and France. The impasse was most graphically demonstrated when Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, insisted Athens must comply with the stringent terms of its €130bn (£100bn) bailout even though...
  • Woman tells Romney Obama ‘should be tried for treason'

    05/07/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Some of Mitt Romney's best moments on the 2012 campaign trail have come during town hall meetings when the candidate, long criticized as too uptight on the stump, strays off script to take questions from voters. But the freewheeling nature of voter forums can have its drawbacks. Romney has faced hostile questions on everything from his wealth to his religion. And on Monday, he experienced another awkward moment, when a supporter stood and declared that President Barack Obama should be "tried for treason." The comment came during a town hall meeting in Cleveland. Taking the microphone, a woman told Romney...