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  • Jihad Denial and Armenian Genocide Remembrance

    04/27/2012 12:30:46 PM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    AINA ^ | 4-25-2012 | A. Bostom
    Jihad Denial and Armenian Genocide Remembrance Posted GMT 4-25-2012 0:25:50 The Center for Security Policy, under security analyst Frank Gaffney's bold and thoughtful leadership, is launching a 10-part, web-based video course (key findings summarized here), today, April 24, 2012, entitled, "The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within."Today, appropriately, also marks the 97th anniversary of the date officially commemorated as the start of the Armenian Genocide -- a jihad genocide -- April 24, 1915. Persistent jihad denial by U.S. policymaking elites across the intervening century -- a mindset so egregiously delusive at present it reflects mindslaughter -- is the tragic,...
  • Sarah Palin: Mourdock For Indiana

    04/27/2012 12:29:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Friday April 27, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana. Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. It’s not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons; the nation as a whole benefits, and that is one reason why the eyes of so many around the nation are focused on the Indiana race.   Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate who will fight for the Hoosier State, uphold our Constitution, and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent...
  • DMV wants Bin Laden plate back

    04/27/2012 12:29:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    KSN-TV ^ | April 27, 2012
    A Virginia man is upset after his personalized license plate, which made a statement about Osama Bin Laden, was deemed offensive and replaced with a randomly assigned one that may have a different meaning. Rick Sander’s truck has a theme, he call “patriotic." Sanders drove around with tags stating “FOSAMA” for almost seven years, but just two months from the expiration date the department of motor vehicles asked him to return it. "This was sent certified letter to my house. I had to go to the post office and get it and I was thinking God what have I done...
  • Blind Activist Escapes House Arrest in China

    04/27/2012 12:24:38 PM PDT · by CondorFlight
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | April 27, 2012 | ANDREW JACOBS and JONATHAN ANSFIELD
    BEIJING -- Chen Guangcheng, the blind rights lawyer who has been under extralegal house arrest in his rural village for the past 19 months, has escaped from his heavily guarded home and is in hiding in the capital, rights advocates and Chinese officials said on Friday. American officials would not confirm reports that Mr. Chen has sought refuge in the American Embassy. ----------------- A self-taught lawyer once lauded by the state media for his work defending farmers and the disabled, Mr. Chen, 40, angered local officials after taking on the case of thousands of women who had been forcibly sterilized...
  • YouTube pulls Armendariz ‘crucify them’ video

    04/27/2012 12:24:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/27/12 | Caroline May
    The YouTube channel where Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe’s office originally discovered the video of EPA official Al Armendariz speak about his “crucify them” enforcement philosophy has scrubbed the original video and lodged a complaint against Inhofe to YouTube. The source and now YouTube complainant, David McFatridge of “Citizen Media for We The People,” is an environmentalist and, according to Inhofe’s office, has eliminated all content related to Armendariz’s speech from his YouTube channel. The original video now turns of an error notice that reads: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by David McFatridge.” McFatridge’s complaint...
  • India test-flies naval version of Light Combat Aircraft

    04/27/2012 12:20:11 PM PDT · by ravager · 3 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 27 Apr, 2012, 06.40PM IST
    BANGALORE: India on Friday conducted the maiden flight of the naval version of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) over this tech hub under a partially cloudy sky. "With the successful maiden flight of the LCA's naval version, India has joined another elite club of countries capable of design, development, manufacture and testing of fourth generation carrier borne fly-by-wire ski take off but arrested recovery (Stobar) aircraft," defence minister's scientific advisor V.K. Saraswat said here. The test sortie of the LCA naval prototype (NP-1) was conducted for about 20 minutes by Air Commodore T.A. Maolankar with Wing Commander Maltesh Prabhu as...
  • Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest (Bin Laden Anniversary)

    04/27/2012 12:03:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The White House ^ | April 27, 2012
    Q: Josh, did the President agree to an interview in the Situation Room in connection with the one-year anniversary of the bin Laden raid? And if so, how is that not a politicization of the Situation Room? MR. EARNEST: Well, I -- what I can tell you is that the President didn’t -- has conducted a couple of interviews over the course of the last year about the successful mission against Osama bin Laden. And so what the President did yesterday and what he has done many times before over the course of the last year is talk about that...
  • Who Is EPA Crucifixion Chief Al Armendariz?

    04/27/2012 11:58:33 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 27 April 2012 | Bryan Preston
    President Obama appointed SMU professor Al Armendariz to head up the EPA’s Region VI, to fanfare from the left, in November 2009. Prof. Armendariz’s SMU web site is…spare. From his resume linked there, we learn that at the time of his appointment he was officially a research associate professor in SMU’s Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering. His last private sector experience was in 1998, when he was a chemical engineer at Radian Corp for about three years. He appears to have no serious managerial experience prior to his EPA appointment to head Region VI. From associate professor to managing...
  • Big Labor’s big moment

    04/27/2012 11:52:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/12 | Allen/Bravender
    Unions' recent efforts include the Wisconsin recall campaign. For years Big Labor has been looking small, but it doesn’t feel that way now. Unions won an Ohio referendum overturning Gov. John Kasich’s effort to restrict collective bargaining for government employees. They built a recall campaign that could still knock Republican Scott Walker out of the governor’s mansion in Maple Bluff, Wis. And on Tuesday night, they kneecapped Rep. Jason Altmire in a Pennsylvania Democratic primary — getting payback for his vote against the president’s health care law. Not bad for a movement that had been read its last rites. “The...
  • Property destruction: the new ‘free speech’?

    04/27/2012 11:48:45 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4-27-12 | Ben Johnson
    Pro-life advocates, pro-family organizations, and traditional Christians do not expect to get a fair shake in the media, but the dogged, seasoned journalists of the prestige publications have overlooked a disturbing new trend: an increasing number of left-wing activists claim that destroying or defacing other people’s property is part of their First Amendment “free speech” rights. At LifeSiteNews.com, I have reported on the desecration of a pro-life display at Western Kentucky University. After a campus pro-life group got university permission to set up 3,700 crosses to represent the number of children aborted every day, a student named Elaina Smith placed...
  • Gay Marriage: Pope Representatives Calls For Catholic Alliance With Muslim and Jewish Groups

    04/27/2012 11:40:53 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 27, 2012 | John Bingham
    Gay Marriage: Pope Representatives Calls For Catholic Alliance With Muslim and Jewish Groups The Pope’s representative in Britain has urged Roman Catholic leaders to form a united front with their Muslim and Jewish counterparts to oppose gay marriage. By John Bingham 27 Apr 2012 Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio, called for closer co-operation with other faiths as well as Christian denominations to put pressure on the Government over its plans to allow same-sex couples to marry. In an address to Catholic bishops from England and Wales, he echoed the recent comments of Pope Benedict who said the Church faced...
  • Book: Stud bin Laden used sex potion, Just for Men

    04/27/2012 11:40:42 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 14 replies
    Aging 9/11 terrorist Osama bin Laden considered himself a stud who deserved multiple wives, but had to use a sex potion and Just for Men hair dye to keep his harem interested, according to a blockbuster book due out May 1, the one-year anniversary of his assassination by U.S. Navy SEALs. In Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen reveals that the reclusive killer was an advocate of polygamy. In an excerpt provided exclusively to Secrets, he writes: “His family life in Abbottabad was a source of genuine solace for...
  • GOP Ignores Veto Threat, Passes Student Loan Bill [Will GOP and Romney Relent After Veto?]

    04/27/2012 11:36:11 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 27, 2012
    GOP Ignores Veto Threat, Passes Student Loan Bill April 27, 2012 WASHINGTON – Republicans ignored a veto threat and overcame a rebellion by party conservatives to push a bill through the House Friday keeping interest rates on millions of federal student loans from doubling this summer. Lawmakers voted 215-195 to approve a bill that has become an election-year battle between the two parties over helping families in a persistently ailing economy. The measure sparked debate over women's health issues, too. The White House and most Democrats opposed the $5.9 billion bill because of how Republicans covered the costs: eliminating a...
  • Florida judge rejects bail hike for Trayvon Martin's killer

    04/27/2012 11:33:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 27, 2012 | Barbara Liston
    SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida judge rejected a prosecution request to raise the bond for George Zimmerman on Friday, after it was disclosed that the man charged with murdering unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin had received about $200,000 from anonymous donors to fund his defense. "I'm not going to make a snap decision," Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. said during a hearing in Sanford, the central Florida town where 17-year-old Martin was shot dead by Zimmerman in February. He spoke after Prosecutor Bernardo de la Rionda said the disclosure by Zimmerman's lawyer on Thursday that donors had contributed...
  • Freshman Class President [Romney Panders To (Futile) Youth Vote Too!]

    04/27/2012 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Steelfish
    Wall St. J ^ | April 27, 2012
    April 26, 2012 Freshman Class President Obama rocks the youth vote by socking taxpayers. This week President Obama toured college campuses in states critical to his re-election. And thanks to an aggressive interpretation of federal law, he managed to get taxpayers to pick up the tab. But it was the content of his message that will really cost Americans: a demand that Congress cut the rates on federal student loans for the next academic year. Congress seems willing to oblige, which means taxpayers appear headed for another painful lesson in government lending. The obvious political play is to shore up...
  • Obama pushes new veteran education executive order

    04/27/2012 11:30:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 4/27/12 | BYRON TAU
    "But as some of your comrades have discovered, sometimes you are dealing with folks who aren't interested in helping you," Obama said — recounting the "appalling" recruiting practices of some schools that have gone so far as to enroll brain damaged veterans. "The executive order I"m about to sign will make life a whole lot secure for you," Obama said. "And a whole lot tougher for those who want to pray on you." The details of the executive order, announced Thursday night, include provisions designed to give veterans more information about student loans, cracks down on online and on-base recruitment...
  • Obama Goes on Socialist Rant In Front of US Troops(WATCH)

    04/27/2012 11:23:31 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 34 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | April 27 | Staff
    President Obama and the First Lady spoke to soldiers at Fort Stewart on the Georgia coast today in order to discuss an executive order the President would be signing that would crackdown on scams used to bilk veterans out of their federal education benefits. Towards the end of the President's speech, the tune shifted towards a hyper partisan tirade hailing big government spending. The speech invoked much of same rhetoric the President had employed during his recent “official” campaign-like stump speeches.
  • Why Is The White House Protecting EPA Official Who Would 'Crucify' Big Oil?

    04/27/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 26 April 2012 | Editorial
    Abuse Of Power: An EPA official who apparently made good on a threat to "crucify" an oil company to make the entire energy industry "easy to manage" should resign or be fired. So why is the White House protecting him? EPA regional administrator for Dallas Al Armendariz told a city council meeting in a taped speech two years ago that his "philosophy" of enforcement was to single out an oil company, punish it "as hard as you can," and make an example of it to scare others into submission. "The Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean," said...
  • Chicago Teacher: NRA Wants 'Porch Monkeys' to 'Die'

    04/27/2012 11:14:23 AM PDT · by South40 · 41 replies
    MCRTV (Media Research Center) ^ | 4/26/2012 | Dan Joseph
    Here we have a Chicago teacher feeding her students some anti-gun, anti NRA propaganda. Video here
  • California budget deficit grows deeper

    04/27/2012 11:08:55 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 9 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 4-27-2012 | The Orange County Register Editorial Boarad
    Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to issue a revised state budget within the next two weeks, so it probably came as bad news that revenue now will be "a few billion dollars" shy of the governor's previous budget projections through June 2013. That means the $9.4 billion shortfall Mr. Brown already expected will be considerably worse. . . .
  • Agenda 21: Arizona close to passing anti-UN-sustainability bill

    04/27/2012 11:04:53 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 25 replies
    U.S. News/MSLSD ^ | 4/26/2012 | Jim Gold
    Arizona lawmakers appear close to sending to Gov. Jan Brewer a tea party-backed bill that proponents say would stop a United Nations takeover conspiracy but that critics claim could end state and cities’ pollution-fighting efforts and even dismantle the state unemployment office. A final legislative vote is expected Monday on a bill that would outlaw government support of any of the 27 principles contained in the 1992 United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, also sometimes referred to as Agenda 21. Senate Bill 1507 was passed by the state Senate last month and received an initial House affirmation Wednesday....
  • House committee could cite Holder for contempt

    04/27/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House Committee is preparing a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder in a dispute over access to documents from a flawed gun-tracking operation. An official of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said a final decision on issuing the citation has not been made.
  • 59% View Money-Losing Auto Bailouts As a Failure (OBAMA FAIL)

    04/27/2012 10:51:41 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | April 26, 2012 | Staff
    Many Americans view the bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler more favorably these days, believing incorrectly that the government made money or broke even on them. But the view grows a lot more negative when the actual price tag is attached. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 20% of American Adults now believe the government made money on the billions in taxpayer dollars given to the two automakers to keep them afloat, while 19% more say the government broke even. However, a plurality (46%) recognizes that the government lost money on the auto bailouts. Fifteen percent (15%)...
  • Obama snubs Britain with Falklands neutrality

    04/27/2012 10:41:49 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 6 replies
    LOWELL SUN ^ | 04/27/2012 | Peter Lucas
    While President Barack Obama's latest gaffe at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena was largely overlooked by the national media, fixated as it is on the Secret Service hooker scandal, it was not lost elsewhere -- especially in the United Kingdom and in Argentina. The gaffe, if that is what it was -- and not a premeditated slap at the British -- came during the joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos after the conference. A Colombian television reporter asked Obama why it was that neither the issues of Cuba nor the "Malvinas" were taken up at...
  • Economy's Biggest Drag Right Now Is Government

    04/27/2012 10:40:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    CNBC | April 27, 2012 | By: Jeff Cox
    Link Only per FR posting rules: http://www.cnbc.com/id/47205997
  • Biden to 'dull as hell' fundraiser crowd: 'Pretend you like me'

    04/27/2012 10:15:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Biden to 'dull as hell' fundraiser crowd: 'Pretend you like me' By Justin Sink - 04/27/12 12:38 PM ET Vice President Biden ordered supporters to "pretend you like me" after mocking them as "dull as hell" at a campaign fundraiser in Washington on Friday. The vice president was speaking to Turkish and Azerbaijani donors about the potential of the region as a democratic and economic force when he noticed he wasn't getting much of a reception. “I guess what I’m trying to say without boring you too long at breakfast – and you all look dull as hell, I might...
  • Debunked: Michelle Obama Tries to Spread the Obamas’ Student Loan Debt Lie and FAILS(MISERABLY)

    04/27/2012 10:07:59 AM PDT · by lbryce · 73 replies
    Twitchy Media ^ | April 26, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    MICHELLE OBAMA:FAIL We know the ‘challenge’ of student loan debt.” On an income of $272,000 per year! Man and woman of the people! Only not so much, as (Link to the Story:Behind Obama’s Definition of Wealth and Paying Off Student Loans)ABC’s Jonathan Karl reported earlier. Here’s a rundown of the president’s income, according to his tax returns, in the years before he paid off his student loans: 2004: $207,647 2003: $238,327 2002: $259,394 2001: $272,759 2000: $240,505 In 2001 and 2002, the Obamas would have met the $250,000 standard the president has set for those wealthy enough to afford to...
  • U.S.-Japan deal withdraws 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

    04/27/2012 9:59:08 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 4/27/12 | Bob Kovach and Chelsea J. Carter
    Washington (CNN) -- Roughly half the U.S. Marines on Okinawa will be transferred under an agreement announced Thursday that will reduce the military footprint in Japan, easing local resentments over the amount of land being used by American forces. Some 9,000 Marines along with their family members will be transferred under the agreement, with about 5,000 being sent to Guam as part of a military buildup on the U.S. territory in the Pacific, according to a joint statement released by the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee.
  • Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress

    04/27/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/27/2012 | Matthew Boyle -
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has drafted a 48-page contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. It now appears Issa is currently moving forward without the support of House Speaker John Boehner. Holder’s Department of Justice has provided only about 7,000 pages worth of the more than 70,000 pages of documents Issa has subpoenaed related to Operation Fast and Furious. Issa and many others on Capitol Hill have threatened for months that they’ll hold Holder in contempt without actually doing it. This 48-page contempt citation is the first official step in...
  • Barack Obama attempts to intimidate contributors to Mitt Romney's campaign.

    04/27/2012 9:47:23 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/27/12 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney. You want change in the Oval Office, so you engage in your democratic right to send a check. Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name. His campaign brands you a Romney donor, shames you for "betting against America," and accuses you of having a "less-than-reputable" record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made...
  • Protester at party conventions could be armed

    04/27/2012 9:40:51 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 12 replies
    Sacremento Bee (AP) ^ | 4/27/2012 | TAMARA LUSH and MITCH WEISS
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns. In Tampa, where the RNC will hold its festivities this fall, officials are starting to worry about people toting guns in such a politically-charged environment. The City Council voted Thursday to ask Republican Gov. Rick Scott to help them temporarily ban concealed weapons. Charlotte officials have yet to publically voice concern, but with both cities trying to balance public safety with First...
  • Cut world population and redistribute resources, expert urges

    04/27/2012 9:35:49 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 68 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 4/26/2012 | John Vidal
    The world's most renowned population analyst has called for a massive reduction in the number of humans and for natural resources to be redistributed from the rich to the poor. Paul Ehrlich, Bing professor of population studies at Stanford University in California and author of the best-selling Population Bomb book in 1968, goes much further than the Royal Society in London which this morning said that physical numbers were as important as the amount of natural resources consumed. Link to this audio The optimum population of Earth – enough to guarantee the minimal physical ingredients of a decent life to...
  • Judge refuses gag order in George Zimmerman case

    04/27/2012 9:24:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | April 27, 2012
    SANFORD, Fla. - A judge has refused the prosecution's request and will not issue a gag order on those involved in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, who's accused of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. Saying he wouldn't entertain the state's request at this time, Florida Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said Friday he would not stop Zimmerman's attorneys from talking to the media if they chose. "Attorneys, specifically the defense counsel, are still commenting about the facts of the case," state prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda said. "I've been very careful. ... I don't have the evidence (in...
  • Bin Laden's family deported to Saudi Arabia

    04/27/2012 9:24:37 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 28, 2012 | Asma Alsharif
    Pakistan deported the family of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to Saudi Arabia on Friday, their lawyer and a diplomat said, nearly a year after U.S. special forces killed the world's most wanted man in a northwestern Pakistani town. The move ended months of speculation about the fate of the three widows and 11 children, who were detained by Pakistani security forces after the May 2 raid.
  • Lehman Elite Stood To Get $700 Million [Economic Treason!]

    04/27/2012 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 27, 2012 | Walter Hamilton, Andrew Tangel and Stuart Pfeifer
    Lehman Elite Stood To Get $700 Million Bankruptcy case reveals pre-crash pay for 50 employees that shocks even Wall Street veterans. Lehman filed for Chapter 11 protection in September 2008 in what would become the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. Rich rewards The money promised to 10 of Lehman Bros.’ top earners in 2007, as revealed in bankruptcy documents: Name Payment* Robert B. Millard $51.3 Marvin C. Schwartz 31.1 Jonathan Hoffman 30.9 John A. Cassarini 18.5 Henry Klein 18.2 Paul A. Penkett 18 Benoit C. Savoret 18 Mark A. Walsh 17.5 Alex Kirk 17 Richard J. Glasebrook II 16.8 *...
  • Judge: Zimmerman Can Keep $200K in Website Donations For Now

    04/27/2012 9:13:03 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 49 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | April 27, 2012 | KTLA-TV
    George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of wrongly killing Trayvon Martin, will not immediately have to turn over donations to his website, a Florida judge said Friday. Zimmerman collected about $204,000 in donations through the website, but did not disclose the contributions during his bond hearing last week, according to Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara. O'Mara said he learned about the money on Wednesday and he and Zimmerman were trying to shut down Zimmerman's website, Facebook page and Twitter account to avoid concerns about possible impersonators and other problems. "He asked me what to do with his PayPal accounts, and...
  • Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious

    (CBS News) -- House Republicans investigating the Fast and Furious scandal have gotten the go-ahead by their party leaders to pursue a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder, senior congressional aides told CBS News. The resolution will accuse Holder and his Justice Department of obstructing the congressional probe into the allegations that the government let thousands of weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The citation would attempt to force Holder to turn over tens of thousands of pages documents related to the probe, which has entered its second year. For months, congressional Republicans probing ATF's Fast...
  • Romney would not have killed Bin Laden, implies new Obama campaign ad

    04/27/2012 9:09:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/27/2012 | Olivier Knox
    Would Mitt Romney have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden? President Barack Obama's reelection campaign released a new video on Friday that strongly implies that he would not have, using the presumptive Republican nominee's own words against him. Ever since Vice President Joe Biden boiled down Obama's 2012 slogan to "bin Laden is dead, GM is alive," it has been clear that the embattled incumbent would not hesitate to use the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL strike as a political weapon. The video, taken from footage shot for Obama's 17-minute campaign commercial "The Road We've Traveled," opens with...
  • Flashback: Obama Campaign Accused Clinton Of Using Bin Laden To ‘Score Political Points’ In 2008

    04/27/2012 9:02:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/27/12 | Michael Falcone
    The Obama campaign opened up a new line of attack on Mitt Romney Friday, suggesting that as commander-in-chief Romney might not have made the same decision to order an attack by U.S. forces to kill terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden that President Obama did. In a new web video titled “One Chance,” the Obama team features former President Bill Clinton praising Obama for deciding to launch the strike last year. “Why path would Mitt Romney have taken?” the clip asks. But four years ago this April, the Obama campaign criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton
  • Mark Your Calendars: 3 Years Without a Senate Budget!

    04/27/2012 9:01:39 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-27-2012 | Bridget Johnson
    April 27, 2012 Mark Your Calendars: 3 Years Without a Senate Budget! Bridget Johnson Sunday marks the third anniversary since the last time Senate Democrats proposed and passed a budget. Senate Republicans aren’t exactly celebrating, but want to make sure the milestone doesn’t go unnoticed. “The last time Senate Democrats passed a budget, a gallon of gas cost about half what it does now, the debt was $4.5 trillion dollars less than it is today, and ObamaCare was just a twinkle in the president’s eye,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). “Their lack of leadership has led to a national debt...
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Seventieth Week in Office

    04/27/2012 8:52:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 4/27/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Seventieth Week in Office4/26/2012Obama and Agenda 21Labor Dept. withdraws farm child labor rule one day after Daily Caller report goes viralObama Ethics Year 4Justice Department Wins Rosemary Award for Worst Open Government Performance in 2011Issa: Obama Admin 'Most Corrupt Government In History'Obama returning cash from one accused Ponzi schemer, keeping money from bundler who helped anotherIndoctrination 101: Duncan Approves of Schools Teaching ProtestObama’s Attacks on the Family Farm Come Straight From Marxist HandbookEPA official apologizes for call to 'crucify' oil companies, senator investigatingWhite House Responds to RNC Complaint that President Is Campaigning on Taxpayer DimeIt's...
  • While Syria burns: Obama stands idly by and embarasses the nation

    04/27/2012 8:45:46 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 13 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4/27/2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    Last year President Obama ordered U.S. intervention in Libya under the grand new doctrine of “Responsibility to Protect.” Moammar Gaddafi was threatening a massacre in Benghazi. To stand by and do nothing “would have been a betrayal of who we are,” explained the president. In the year since, the government of Syria has more than threatened massacres. It has carried them out. Nothing hypothetical about the disappearances, executions, indiscriminate shelling of populated neighborhoods. More than 9,000 are dead. Obama has said that we cannot stand idly by. And what has he done? Stand idly by. Yes, we’ve imposed economic sanctions....
  • Four vehicle crash includes Seguin ISD school bus 9 children injured

    04/27/2012 8:25:23 AM PDT · by Rightly Biased · 18 replies
    KWED Seguin ^ | 4/27/2012 | Darren Dunn
    Nine kids were injured when a school bus got tangled up in a four-vehicle crash on State Highway 123 near Foxtrotter Road on Friday morning. (Seguin) -- Nine Seguin ISD students were injured in a multiple vehicle accident this morning on State Highway 123 near Foxtrotter Road. State troopers say the crash involved the school bus, a gravel hauling 18-wheeler and two passenger vehicles. The accident produced a fire and severe damage to all of the vehicle. SISD Public Information Officer Sean Hoffmann confirmed the injuries during an interview this morning on radio station KWED. "There was indeed a Seguin...
  • Marco Rubio is a Natural Born Citizen, just like John Fremont and Chester Arthur

    04/27/2012 8:24:47 AM PDT · by vadum · 205 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 26, 2012 | Michael Zak
    According to the Constitution, to be eligible for the presidency (or vice presidency), a person must be a “natural born citizen” of the United States. The purpose of this restriction is to prevent a foreigner from becoming the nation’s chief executive. How can people become U.S. citizens? There are just two ways; either they are born citizens or they become citizens later in life. In the first case, anyone who is a citizen by nature of his birth is a “natural born citizen.” In the second case, anyone who is a citizen of another country at birth, but is granted...
  • Exclusive: Red State Founder Erickson Fires Back at Sen. McConnell

    04/27/2012 8:15:38 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 32 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 04-26-12 | Breitbart News
    Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on The Laura Ingraham Show and ripped into CNN contributor, radio talk show host, and RedState.com editor Erick Erickson. Erickson has been a consistent critic of McConnell’s; he recently stated in Roll Call that McConnell is “an appropriator before he’s a Republican.” McConnell responded, “That’s entirely inaccurate. I don’t even know who Erick Erickson is, but he has no audience as far as I’m concerned.” This was essentially an attack not just on Erickson, but on the new media as a whole. It suggests that those on the internet have no credibility, and...
  • Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin family urge peace [backpedal alert]

    04/27/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin family urge peace on 20th anniversary of L.A. race riots To mark the 2oth anniversary of the deadly riots that engulfed Los Angeles following the 1992 Rodney King verdict, civil rights activist Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin's parents are urging peace at events. Sharpton spoke to Yahoo News before he and Martin's family addressed a church on Thursday night. -snip- "I think even though people are angry and as concerned as I am, we don't feel like we have no options," he says. "Unlike [with] Rodney King, there's defined leadership in Trayvon Martin's case who have...
  • Tigers outfielder Delmon Young arrested for hate crime assault

    04/27/2012 8:11:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 62 replies
    SeeBS ^ | 4-27-12 | Matt Snyder
    Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested for hate crime assault in New York City early Friday morning. The Associated Press reports that Young attacked a group of men while yelling anti-Semitic epithets. From the AP: Police say Young was standing outside of the Hilton New York, not far from Times Square. A group of about four Chicago tourists staying there were approached by a panhandler wearing a yarmulke. As the group walked up to the hotel doors, Young started yelling anti-Semitic epithets. Police say it's not clear who he was yelling at, but he got into a tussle with one...
  • Labor Department statement on withdrawal of proposed rule...update.

    04/27/2012 8:10:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    United States Dept of Labor ^ | April 26, 2012 | Gov.
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement regarding the withdrawal of a proposed rule dealing with children who work in agricultural vocations: "The Obama administration is firmly committed to promoting family farmers and respecting the rural way of life, especially the role that parents and other family members play in passing those traditions down through the generations. The Obama administration is also deeply committed to listening and responding to what Americans across the country have to say about proposed rules and regulations. "As a result, the Department of Labor is announcing today the withdrawal of...
  • Rasmussen poll in Florida shows Romney edging Obama 46/45

    04/27/2012 8:07:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The election in November may come down to just three or four key states, and none of them as big as Florida. The diverse electorate and the high total of electoral votes make it a must-win for Mitt Romney and almost as important for Barack Obama, who won the state in 2008. Rasmussen’s latest Florida poll, out today, shows a virtual tie between the two, with Romney edging Obama by one point: A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Romney with 46% of the vote, while Obama earns 45% support. Six percent (6%)...
  • Michelle Obama's $500,000 shopping trip: Huge taxpayer bill for First Lady

    04/27/2012 7:57:00 AM PDT · by yoe · 30 replies
    Mail On Line ^ | A pril 27, 2012 | Staff
    The First Lady's whirlwind tour of Spain in 2010 better have been a once in a lifetime trip, because her getaway cost taxpayers nearly half a million dollars. The highly controversial and lavish trip drew ire at the time, but the White House assured the public that the Obamas picked up the tab on their own. But new information from Judicial Watch, a public interest group that investigates government corruption, detailed the extensive security costs to the United States Air Force and Secret Service. The Obamas' highly publicized and polarizing vacations may cost the First Family even more, as voters...